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Wanted: A Wife to
Leave Behind Him
By KITTY PARSONS
(Copyright. 1918. by the McClure Newapa
Jean Coleman looked up as Thomas
Waring came into the office. He was
half an hour late and there was some
thing unusual In his manner.
"Miss Coleman," he began abruptly,
*Tm going to get married. I'm going
to be called in the next draft and I
want something to leave behind me
someone, I should say.**
The stenographer looked up quickly
and smiled slightly.
"Nice for the girl," she remarked
"I realize that, but she doesn't have
to do it unless she wants to. I intend
to make it perfectly clear. And that's
why I come to you for advice about
the matter'you are so sensible, I
knew you could help me. I'm going
to advertise in a matrimonial journal
and I'd like you to see the applicant
I think the best before I accept her
It was almost too much, but Jean
was equal to the occasion. Her sense
of humor asserted itself and she
laughed merrily. I
"I'll do all I can/' she assured him.
"Report to me in a week and tell me
your progress. Good luck to you. I
have to get back to work now so you'd
better run along."
Tom Waring went to his own desk
and pondered on the peculiarities of
women. He knew Jean would help him
but he did think she might have been
a little more interested and not so
amused. Her eyeswonderful eyes
she- had, toohad twinkled all the
time he talked, and he was really very
serious. He was also very lonely and
his story about wanting someone to
leave behind him had been put rather
cold-bloodedly because he did not And
It easy to say exactly what he meant
to Jean. She probably thought him
foolish enough already. So he wrote
a satisfactory advertisement of hishim
Intentions, put }t in the paper, and
waited fofc developments with some
During the week that followed he had
sixty-five applications. %Wldows, or
phans and maidens read the welcome
notice, and he was pursued by thin
women, fat women, ugly women and
foolish women but the' charming,
sweet and perfect young creature for
Perfect Young creature.
whom he longed did not appear. The
majority of them were middle-aged,
and few at all good looking.
Discouraged and tired out, at the
end of three days he dropped Into a
chair beside Jean Coleman's desk, just
after five o'clock. There was no one
else in the office.
"Well, what luck?" she asked htm
cheerfully, noticing his dejected air.
"I'm disgustedutterly disgustedI
guess I'll never be married. I didn't
know there were so many women in
this city who wanted husbands. There
isn't a single one I could ever learn to
love, even If my life depended on It.**
"People don't generally have to learn
to love," ventured Jean.
"How do you know so much about
It, Miss Coleman
Jean blushed and began to straight
en up her desk.
"I learn a lot by observation. Sir
Benedict, and just now I must leave
you and go to
I told you come tweek me
Isn't up an1
at the end 'if a week and we'd see
about the bride. Three days Is not
half long enough, and now you've
started It, you've got to see this matrl-
moniaT ventre'ttrmjfelm* to aho*]
It's not a joke." the base.
Waring agreed grudgingly, and to
gether they left the office. Just out
side he had a sudden inspiration.
"Won't you go to dinner with me?"
he asked her. "We could go some
where where they dance if you like
toit would he great fun If yondinner
For a second Jean seemed to hesi
tate, and then replied somewhat
"Tm sorry, but I have an engage
ment. You go and e if you've had
any more^ answers and eorae to rae
again In four days. Good-night.**
Waring felt his spirits sink below
sero. She talked like a doctor apply
ing some awful medicine." he said to
hlmself. "Who the deuce was she go
ing to dinner with, anywny?"
When Jean left him she went direct
ly to a nearby lunch counter, where
she dined in state withherself. But
Waring did not ruaw that. He passed
an uneventful and very unpleasant
evening by himself and finally came to
the conclusion that matrimony was a
deep problem to be carefully consid
ered. And he wondered what Jean
Coleman knew about being In love,
He determined to see the thing
through honestly, however, and wearily
wrote to and interviewed a few more
applicants. At the end of that time
he was sure of two thingshe did not
want to marry any of the women he
had seen, but he did want to marry
Jean Coieman. He began to wonder
why he had not found it out before.
She probably wouldn't look at him
now that he had made such an idiot
of himself. He was glad he hadn't
told anyone else but her, anywayhe
wasn't proud of his venture.
The door bell rang penetratingly and
he groaned hopelessly. Nevertheless,
he was resigned, and when his land
lady, Mrs. Morley, ushered in a veiled,
slight little woman in' a dark suit, he
was prepared for the worst.
"I saw your advertisement in the
paper," she began in a clear, strangely
"I regret to say I'm no longer In the
market," he put In hurriedly, before
she had a chance to say anything
"Oh, I didn't come to apply," she
assured him hastily, "I only came to
tell you you're "all wrong about get
ting a wife this way. I thought maybe
you didn't have anyone to advise you,
I'm very old"her voice belied the
word"and I thought I might save
you from doing something foolish.
Please don't marry In hasteyou'll
surely meet someone some day who
will make your waiting worth while.
You can't' just make yourself love peo
ple, you know, even If you are mar
ried, and you mustn't make such a
dreadful mistake and ruin your life.
Even if you are going away, don't
jump into marriage hastilyplease be
lieve what I say."
In her earnestness and excitement
the woman had quite forgotten her
self. She was actually pleading with
to save himself, and he was listen
tag, fascinated to what she had to say.
When she had finished she stood with
her hands pressed together, and he
could feel that she was looking at him
through the still lowered veil. Sud
denly she seemed to recall herself and,
with a quick movement, walked to
wards the door. Waring sprang after,
her and seized her by the arm.
"Let me go!" she commanded him.
"I must go at once. I only came be
cause I thought I might help youI
don't want anyone to see my face."
"I must," he insisted, and before she
had a chance to struggle further, he
threw the heavy veil back from her
hat. Then he stood transfixed.
"Jean!" he cried, and gazed Into a
flushed and 'tear-stained face. "I might
have known it was you no one else
could be so wonderful," he added, still
devouring her with his eyes.
"I never meant you to know," she
said, sinking into the first chair, "but
I couldn't bear to have you marry one
of those applicantsit was too much.
I never thought you'd be so rude and
lift my veil. It was foolish' of^me to
comeplease let me go now."
"Yes, I'm going to take you home,
but not until I know who you went
out to dinner with on Thursday. I've
thought about it ever since."
"No one at all."
"Thank goodness! I want to know
if you will go out to dinner with me
tomorrow night, and every night after
that for the rest of your life? I love
youI have for a long time, but I
didn't know it and was coming to tell
you about it tomorrow. I've been a
fool but I'll promise, to be wiser after
this if you'll only take ,me."
He was kneeling beside her now,
and both her hands were In his.
"Oh, I do love you," said Jean, soft
ly. "Better than anyone In the world,
and if you approve of me really, I'll
answer your advertisement tonight.
You're right sure Til do?"
"So sure that we'll go out now and
have our first dinner!"
And together they ran hand In hand
down the stairs, laughing as -they
Varieties of Soruee.
There are about 15 varieties of
spruce, of which the Sitka spruce to
the most valuable. Norway spruce,
the commonest, so-called because It
forms the chief lumber supply of Nor
way, Is also found in middle Europe
and In Siberia. Sitka spruce grows on
the Pacific coast from northern Call*
fornla to Alaska It is only found In
coast regions, never Inland. It grows
easily to 150 feet In height, and fre
quently to more than 900 feet with
diameter of seven or eight
feet from the base. In the islands of
southeastern Alaska trees have been
noted morme than 200 feet tall and 25
Shot at a Venture.
When the result of a certain horse
race reached an English mining vil
lage, one of the colliers remarked to
his chum: "Alive made a nice little
out of that race, and by sheer
luck, too. Ah chalked all names o'
t' horses on a revolving target, an'
took it into a field snd got my owd
woman to shoot an arrow at it while
it wor spinning." "An* !t stuck into
the winner, did it?" asked his friend.
"No, it didn't," said the collier. "It
stuck into a fine fat duck that wor
waddling along at t' side o' t' field,
and we had it for dinner today wf
age an* onions J"
THE TOMAHAWK. WHITE EARTH. MINN.
As Soon as Aphis Makes Its Ap
pearance Apply Solution of
Peat Sucks Juicea of Plants, Causing
Them to Wither and DieBest
Results Are Secured by Em
ployment of Power Spray.
are carefully followed, there should be
no difficulty in protecting a field of cu
cumbers or melons against the rav
ages of the melon aphis and obtaining
a good yield.
Nicotine Sulphate Spray Favored.
As a spray for the melon aphis and
other plant lice nicotine sulphate thus
far has given the best results. The
following formula la said to combine
the Ingredients In the proper propor
tions: Nicotine sulphate, 40 per cent, fluid
Yellow laundry soap, avoirdupois
Water, gallons SB
On account of the low spraying na
ture of the vine growth, a much more
even distribution of the spray is effect
ed by a power sprayer than by hand
Soaps of nearly every kind are val
uable as sprays for the control of the
melon aphis and others of Its kind.
Kerosene-soap emulsion, a standard
remedy for sucking Insects such as
.riant lice. Is regarded as secondary
in value to the nicotine sulphate solu
tion. Where only a few plants are in
fested and it is possible to direct
strong stream of water upon them the
aphis can be checked materially in
this manner without use of other sub
The melon aphis Is partial to the
cantaloupe and other melons, cucum
bers, gourds, squash, pumpkins, and
other enenrhtts. cotton, okra, and or
anges and other citrus fruits, all food
plants upon which the insects feed and
ENEMY OF MELON
INSECT DOES HARM QUICKLY
'Prepared by the United States Depart
ment of Agriculture.)
Severe losses by the melon aphis,
or "melon louse," can be largely re
duced and in many cases prevented
by the use of control measures upon
the first appearance of the insect.
Spraying with nicotine sulphate, which
so far has given the best results, and
other methods of combating the pest
are described In Farmers' Bulletin 914,
Control of the Melon Aphis, by F. H.
Chittenden, issued by the United States
department of agriculture.
Next to the striped edeumber beetle
the melon aphis is the most important
cucumber insect pest and probably the
most serious enemy of melons and re
lated crops in this country. It works
quickly, sucking the' juices of the
plants and causing them to wither and
die, often before insect injury is sus
pected. Whole fields are destroyed in
a few days.
The melon aphis has more than forty
Insect enemies which hold it In check
in many regions much of the time, but
artificial control becomes Imperative
when weather conditions are unfavor
able to its parasites.
How to Fight the Melon Aphis.
The following directions for combat
ing the pest are given in the bulletin:
1. Examine the melon or cucumber
field in several places from time to
time in order that the melon aphis may
not cause serious damage before de
2. When the aphis is found, do not
wait to find out whether it is going to
Increase, but begin spraying at once.'
3. Be sure to use the correct for
mula and apply It properly and thor
oughly, making frequent Inspections
to ascertain that the undersides of the
leaves are well covered.
4. Use plenty of spray mixture200
gallons to the acre, if necessaryand
apply at high pressure, about 150
pounds if possible.
If the work is undertaken in time,
the bulletin points out, and directions
8praylng Outfit Suitable for Use to
Control melon Annies,
Unceasing Attention to Weeds.
The w\--d fight is one of the stand
ard routine operations on the farm,
and It represents a large proportion of
labor necesssry to produce crops. Noharvest
other single feature of farming re
etdree such universal and
ar *V the weeds,
INTEREST IN HONEY
IS INCREASING FAST
In Some Sections Bee Keeping Is
Receiving Much Attention.
Extension Workers Now Stationed In
Thirty-Nine States Many Re
quests for InformationOut-
look for. 1918 Bright.
(Prepared by the United States Depart
ment of Agriculture!)
The Interest In increasing .the pro
duction of honey as a war measure is
country-wide and in some sections bee
keeping Is receiving unprecedented at
tention. The increase in Colorado this
year will probably be 100 per cent, It
is said. In many localities there has
been a marked Increase In winter pro
tection, and the bees passed the cold
season and were ready to begin work
of gathering nectar as soon as tho
The United States department of ag
riculture now has 13 bee-extension
workers who are working in 39 states,
and the requests from those who wish
Information and help on bee-keeping
are coming in faster than the depart*
ment and its extension workers can
take care of them. To meet this de
mand for Information, meetings are
being held In various bee-raising dis
tricts, particularly in the Southern
states, in which bee culture Is dls-
Raise Bees to Save Sugar.
cussed. The extension workers are
giving attention to preventing the
spread of brood diseases, especially
of American foul brood, brought on in
many cases by the failure of bee-keep
ers properly to diagnose the disease.
The outlook for 1918 Is bright, spe
cialists of the department believe. Fac
tories making bee-keepers' supplies
have been running overtime during the'
past winter and are ready to supply
all demands that can be made on them,
provided the goods can be transported.
There has been an enormous Increase
in the demand for literature on bee
keeping, including many calls for farm
era' bulletins. The demand for bees
is so great that it will probably ex
ceed the supply, for in addition to
those who wish to embark in bee-keep
ing there is a desire on the part of
the bee-keepers to enlarge their
apiaries and increase their output of
The exports of 1917 honey to Europe,
especially to the United Kingdom, ex
ceeded by far those of any previous
year. During the winter It was com
mon for more honey to leave for Eur
ope in ten days than In any year pre
vious to 1914.
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CONSERVE ALL GRAINS
S (Prepared by the United Statee De
partment of Agriculture.)
Live stock men of this country
are confronted with a situation i
I unparalleled In history. The
unprecedented demand for
i grains for human consumption
makes It Imperative that such
products be conserved to the ut- 2
most and that only those feeds
he used for live stock which are 2'.
not needed for human food.
It Is the duty of our stockmen
S to assist In the provisioning of
the great armies engaged in
military and Industrial pursuits j
both in this country and abroad.
They must also preserve their
breeding animals In such a man
ner that their usefulness will be
increased. This will necessitate i
S the utilisation of many farm 2)
products which in the past have
2! been entirely or partially wasted,
TOWNS ASSIST FARM LABOR
Men Should AM Farmtre In
Securing Sufficient Help to Han
(Prepared by the United Statee Depart
ment of Agriculture.)
Prosperity of the vwiages, towns, and
cities In the agricultural regions Is
measured largely by be production of
the surrounding fain.*.
there are poor ciops, the farmers
nave little money to syend for clothing,
furniture, and other necessities. When
tho crops are good, poney flows Into
the community and &otb farmer and
business man alike en* benefited.
More directly-at this time people of
our towns and cities are Interested In
a larger food production, so that there
may be a big surplus to feed the army,
navy, and the allies.
Business men should aid fanners It
obtaining sufficient labor to plant and
the crops. Farmers should be
urged to go shead with their farm work
and assured of sufficient labor to hna
die the uvadarta.
An Up-to-Date Atlas.
Mrs. FlatbushYour husband al
ways looks to me as if he thought he
carried the world on his sholders.
Mrs. BensonhurstWell, he dosen't,
but as a matter of fact, if you saw
my carpets, you'd believe that he
carried a large pact of the earth on
One woman seldom calls on another
unless she has a secret to tell.
Genuine Castoria always bean the signature *V--Mr7Z'4UcJLrtf
Can Afford It.
"Don't you think Mrs. Comeup has
a great deal of loquacity?"
"Maybe she Ims, hut with all the war
profits the old man IK making now, she
can ufford it."
LIFT OFF CORNS!
Doesn't hurt at all and costs
only a few cents
Magic! Just drop a little Freezone
on that touchy corn. Instantly It stops
aching', then you lift the corn off with
the fingers. Truly! No humbug I
Try Freesone! Tour druggist sells a
tiny bottle for few cents, sufficient to
rid your feet of every hard corn, soft
corn, or corn between the toes, and
calluses, without one particle of pain,
soreness or irritation. Freezone is the
discovery of noted Cincinnati genius,
Usually the spinster accepts the In
evitable (When it meanders along In
Some men attempt to cure the bines
by painting things red.
Charity that begins at home covet*
the most sins.
Cutleura Is So Soothing
To itching, burning skins. It not oritj*
soothes but heals. Bathe with
cura Soap and hot water, dry
and apply Cutlcura Ointment
free samples address, "Cutlcura, DentV
X, Boston." At druggists and by
Soap 25, Ointment 25 and 50.Adv.
A woman's will is mostly codicils.
The Effects of Opiates.
INFANTS are peculiarly susceptible to opium and Its variomi
preparations, all of which are narcotic, Is well known. Even in the*
smallest doses, if continued, these opiates cause changes in the unc-
tions and growth* of the cells which are likely to become permanent, causing
Imbecility, mental perversion, a craving for alcohol or narcotics in later Mo.
Nervous diseases, such as intractable nervous dyspepsia and lack of staying:
powers area result o* dosing with opiates or narcotics to keep children quit*
to their infancy. The rule among physicians is that children should never
roceive opiates in the smallest doses for more than a day at a tune, and.
only then if unavoidable.
The administration of Anodynes, Drops, Cordials, Soothing Syrups and
other narcoticstochildren by any but a physician cannot be too strongly
decried, and the druggist should not be a neW to it. Children who are itt
peed the attention of a physician, and it is nothing less than a crime to
dose them willfully with narcotics.
Castoria contains no narcotics if it beam the ,^_T
signature of Chas. H. Fletcher.
No Appetite? Mouth Dry? Tongue
Stiff and a Fierce Thirst?
Hot, heavy foods and iced drinks
often play havoc with bad stomachs
in hot weather. The weak ones haven't
got a chance. A quickly chilled or
overworked stomach is a starter of
untold misery for its owner.
When you have that dull, depressed
feeling after eatingstomach pains,
bowel disorders, heartburn or nausea,
belching, food repeatingit is the dan
ger point. You want to look outand
be quick about It in this hot weather.
A way has been discovered to make
sick stomachs well and to keep them
cool and sweet. It is a commonsense
way. No starvation plan of diet is
needed. Make this test and see how
quickly you get a good appetite in
hot weather and enjoy the things you
like without misery to follow.
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EATONIC Tablets have amaze
people everywhere with the mnrvolouav
benefits they have produced for thou
sands of stomach sufferers. Stsirt thev
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tell you the truth.
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nnd neutralizes hurtful, prisonous*
acids, juices and stomach gases caused"
from undigested foods. Thousands
testify that it quickly puts the stomach
in a clean, sweet conditionrecreate*
builds up the lost appetite and muk* Ufa
worth llvfnff for the man who llkea oa
thinRS but who suffers every time ho euta
EATONIC Is absolutely guaranteed to de*
all this and you arc to be the Judge. If It
doesn't rid you of stomach and bowel mis
eries most common in hot weatherjroo)
Set your money back at once, right from*
your own druggist whom ynu know aiMfi
can trust. No need of your taking a*
chance of suffering. Start EATONIC to
day. Tou will see.
i ir^n i
that's what thousands of fanners
say, who have gone from the U. S. to
settle on homesteads or buy land in Western
Canada's invitation to every industrious worker to settle in
Saskatchewan or Alberta is especially attractive. She wants
farmers to make money and happy, prosperous homes for themselves
by helping her raise immense wheat crops to feed the world.
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