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MIDDLE AGE At hut Critical Period Let Lydia E. Pink ham’s Vegetable Com pound Help Tou Safely Through Milwaukee, Wia.—have always wanted to tell you what a good medi- cine 1 think the Vegetable Com pound is. Over a year ago I became weak and run down, and my back hurt all the time. I was not able to do mv light housework. I went to my family doc tor and he treated me for over a month and didn’t help me. I saw your name in the paper ana the name of Lydia E.Pinknam’s Vegetable Compound, and I said to my husband, ‘I will try that and see if it will help me. ’ I have taken six bottles and am feeling much better, but I am still taking it as it is the Change of Life with me and I will keep on till it is over.”—Mrs. Annie Kwinski, rear 626 Ist Ave., Milwaukee, Wis. Brewton, Alabama.—“ During the Change of Life 1 suffered for some timo during each month with head aches and backache, and was hardly able to do my work at those times. A friend recommended Lydia E. Pink ham’s Vegetable Compound,and since taking it I feel like a different wo man. o —Mrs. Mattie Adams, Down ing Street, Brewton, Ala. oggmak Dress at once with “Vaseline" Jelly. Prevents soreness. Shuts out air and dirt. Heals quickly. Keep it handy for every emergency. CHRSEBROUQH MPa COMPANY State Street »> New Yotk Vaseline u. •. FAT. off rrmoLcux jelly Buried in Gold Coffin Washington, used to unusual sights, saw an unusual funeral when Yorduna. seventy-five, queen of gypsies, was buried there. She lay In state for a week and gypsies from all parts of the world came to pay tribute. Wash ington la the burial place of all gypsy queens. Yordann was burled fn a gold coffin and wore a necklace of S2O gold pieces besides other high-priced adorn ment Now her tribe Is obliged to keep constant watch over her tomb.— Capper’s Weekly. A Farmer Boy’s Success From hard work on a farm to the study of medicine was the course Dr. Pierce pursued. Finally he deter mined to put up in ready-to-use form his ‘Golden Medical Discovery’ so the public could easily procure it. This „ ‘D i scovery’ is a tonic in its effects on the stomach and digestive apparatus; an alterative in its action on the blood, liver and skin. It increases the appetite, stimulates the digestion, enriches the blood, and makes both men and women feel as they did when they were young. All dealers. Large bottles, liquid, $1.35; tablets, $1.35 and 65c. Send 10c to Dr. Pierce, Buffalo, N. Y , for a trial package tablets. Retain the Charm ®f GWWd A G** r Sweet Skin fV/f\ Cuticura | Will Help You SAVE YOUR EYES I fg^V Oee I)r. Thompson'■ Syewatar. uar The Last Word “Yesterday I encountered what I believe is the last word In bandit* catchers," suhl a downtown business mun. "This lad Is a guurd for one of the armored car companies. He stands about six feet In height, Is of the raw boned Western type, wears a Western sombrero and a very deep licit in which he sports u pistol at least a foot In length. Ail of that was very in teresting. but when I noticed that he wore mittens It gave me a ‘laugh.’”— Detroit News. As a rule the mnn who Is unable to trust himself displays pretty sound Judgment. J^4HeaUhßuttder\ I HOSI ET TEH'S C*l«br.t<d Stout* I I Bitten W m wholaom. tonic, ■ Improve* the I appetite. v ' msmswm •».. nm+m+.r^Gs^ Prudence’s Daughter CHAPTER Vll—Continued —l6 Those days In Jerry's lovely home with Jerry's father, Dunne felt were the happiest of his entire life. They had breakfast together in the morn ing, reading the papers over tlielr cof fee, drove to the factory together, and went out for luncheon to a cafe or club somewhere. And In the evening they played pinochle, smoked and read, sometimes Just smoked and talked. They went to the Princess to patron ise the stock company which will go down In history as the start-In-llfe of Fay Balnter. Once Jerrold hud some men in. and they played poker. Sometimes Dunne forgot that Jer rold was to be his fpther-in-law, thought of him only as a remarkably companionable old chap, and easy to have around. "You know. Mr. Harmer,” he said one night, "alnce I've been so—so keen on Jerry—and so d —n mad at her stub bornness —I’ve sort of lost Interest In —you know —women and things. That's not natural. Does It hang over—or do you get back when you’ve been mar ried a while?*’ "You act like a blase old roue,” anld Jerrold. "but you talk like a kid.” And then he said with a great assump tion of sternness, "See here, young fellow, I’m on Jerry’s side. Don’t you try to get anything out of me that you may be able to use against me later on. You stick to the straight and nar row.” He laughed a little. "I won’t •ay that in all my twenty years I haven't felt the fleeting Intrigue of a foreign dimple or curl, or maybe an ankle —and there's no denying that a woman' does get on your nerves, es pecially the way she lugs your tobacco out of your reach —but I’m strong for Prudence. But of course, there aren’t many Prudences. You wouldn’t expect that.” One night he asked about that pic ture In Jerry’s room, the Ocean Rider. "It's a haunting thing," he said. "It makes you think of Jerry somehow —” ’ "Oh, didn’t you know Theresa? The i picture gave me the creeps, too, at first, i The eyes are Jerry’s. She has nice ' eyes; maybe you’ve noticed It," he i added slyly. "Not as nice now, I think, as when she left. She looks more— ' cloudy. But very nice. The picture Is a shock at first sight. Makes you feel as If you’ve caught her stepping out of the bath.” He told Duane then of Theresa and her tragic death, her even more tragic life. Duane was shocked, hurt. It seemed a terrible thing for Jerry to go through, and lacking the Support of his tenderness and sympathy. He hated himself, as though he had failed her when she hp.d need of him. Once he said, “Why do you suppose she wouldn’t flirt with me—when she did with others? And I know she — liked me well enough.” Jerrold said, "I don’t know, what do you think?*’ And did not realize he had caught that cleverness of evasion from his wife. “Did she tell you I was drunk that night?” Duane persisted morbidly. “Jerry never tells us things until she needs us,” said Jerrold proudly. "She struggles along by herself, until she knows she Is whipped. Then she comes to Prudence and me. She was like that when she was a baby. She would work for half a day trying to fix a broken toy by herself—a thing I could do in a minute —but she never came until she had worn herself out working at It alone and found It too much for her. Prudence likes that; •he thinks It show's character." After a blissful week that was full of reminiscences of Prudence and Jerry In tlie past and countless hopes for Prudence and Jerry in the future, the telegram came to announce their re turning, and Jerrold suld regretfully: “Sorry, old fellow, I’ve got to chuck you out. The girls w'lll be home this atenlng." Duane’s disappointment and his re gret at leaving were almost childish. In the Intimacy of Jerry's home he had almost forgotten their estrangement and felt she should be coming to him as Prudence cume Oaek to Jerrold. “I wonder whi*4 would happen If I Just stuck on araA faced the music,” he said to Jerrold. “as if I had a right to be here.” “Oh, good J«rd,” was oil Jerry's fa ther had to say. So Duane packed his bags bitterly, onhnppU./, and moved hack to the sor did stwyMdlty of his hotel room. Jerrold spent the rest of the day go ing through the house, removing every trace of evidence os to the presence of a guest. He cautioned the maids, over and over, to breathe not a word of what had transpired, and In tho eve ning met his wife and daughter at the station. In deference to the returning of Pru dence, he generously removed the bronze smoking stand from the side of the bed and put it back In the stalrwuy lounge where she hod left It. He al ways made that concession on the night that Prudence returned. And Prudence In gratitude for his gener osity, always carried It back when they went to bed. and put It where his hand could not full to And It the mo ment he should awaken. He kissed Prudence first, kissed her twice. Then he turned to Jerry. Jerry always surprised him. She took hold ef both of his arms, and looked deep, deep Into bis eyes, her own unsmiling, pleading, anxious. Jerrold met them bravely, although his heart sank guilt ip bssnslb. tbs weight on his con- By ETHEL HUESTON Copyright by th® Bobba-Merrill Ca. WNU Service science. He wondered If he bore a mark engraved upon his features that her lynx-bright eyes could read and un derstand. But Jerry said nothing. She re leased her tense grip upon his urms after a moment, and kissed him. CHAPTER VIII Between Friends During the dinner hour on an early evening In November Jerry was called to the telephone, and when she came back a moment later to her place there was a curious, quizzical smile upon her lips and In her eyes. “It was Adela Longley," she ex plained. "She wanted me to go to the theater with her." "Adeln Longley!" Prudence was gen tly surprised. "Are you going?" asked Jerrold, with his usual lack of Inter-penetration. "It was Adela Longley,” Jerry re peated, for his enlightenment. "Of course I am not going. I told her I am very busy tonight.” Jerry and her mother exchanged glances of smiling tolerance —toler- ance for Jerrold’s mannish Incompre hension of delicate social situations, smiling tecause they loved him. For from New York down, the veriest ham let has Its central select set which seems a thing of merfest Idle chance, and yet the laws of the Medes and Persians themselves were not a whit more blading. Adela Longley was one who hovered ns It were In the remote whorls of that society which circled about Jerry as a point of pivot. She belonged to the large social life of Des Moines, but was not, and could not be, a part of that Inner nucleus which Is so rigidly a thing npart. And yet Jerry was the very soul of democracy; she said she abhorred snobbishness of all things In the world; she made no slightest dis tinction as to place or person—only ns to personality. She didn’t care for Adela Longley. "Oh, she’s a different sort, very nice of course—l don’t core about ner.” It was Adela, Jerry felt, who kept Adela In the social fringe. "Maybe she thinks If she gets a lit tle clubby with you I may give her a better price on a car,” suggested Jer rold. always glad to help out wltn nis opinion. Jerry was interested. "A carl An other c#r? Why,* she has a car now!” "She’s tired of it. She wants to trade It In on a Harmer. She has been in three times this week to see about it" Jerry lowered the misty lashes re flectively. Only Jerry knew how very strange a thing that was. She was not above sounding her father for con firmation of her suspicion. "She has a Harkness! It cost near ly five thousand dollars more than mine." “Yes, she said she would have noth ing but a Ilarkness in the teginning. but she doesn’t like It now she has It. She wants to trade It In for a Banner roadster like yours.” “Like mine! But you had mine made specially for me, and I de signed—” “Yes, I know. Duane told her—” “Who told her?” “Oh—Mr. Allerton, you know, Dunne Allerton. He is on the floor, you see. He showed her the models, und she’s been talking to him about It.” "Oh, I see.” Jerry had her confir mation. “Well, go on. What did —lie — tell her?" “He said we will not duplicate the body of your car for anybody, but that we will design another speclul for her, any style she likes. But we do not care to duplicate yours under uny cir cumstances.” "Adela Longley made fun of the Harmer when she got hers,” said Jerry reflectively. “She suld she wanted a good car or none at all. The girls used to tease me about It.” “Well, inuybe she thinks more of It now. Duane says she was enthusias tic about the demonstration.” ‘‘Who gave her the demonstration?” "He did." “I should think,” Jerry's voice was so soft us to be almost inaudible, “1 should think the salesmen would do that.” "They do ordinarily. But she had talked to him on the floor severul times, und asked him particularly to take her out. So of course he did.” Jerry had lost her appetite for din ner. Her thoughts were running along a new line. “Myrtle Ingersoll and I went to a matinee Wednesday.” she said slowly. “She wanted to come by the office and uak you to go with us.” ‘‘Ask who?” “You, father. She thinks you are such o dear. I told her you are a per fect slave to business und never go out In the afternoon, and she wanted to come by and ask you anyhow, thought you might be pleased with the attention. I didn't 4 think anything of it then. But I'm thinking plenty now.” Jerrold laughed easily. “Oh, they think up sillier excuses than that to gei a lock at him. Not that I blaine them at all I There aren’t enough good-looking young fellows to go the rounds here, you know.” It lind not before occurred to Jerry to wonder what Duane was doing dur ing the evening, with whom he was THE OOBTIUa nniTWTY DEMOCRAT. ■going out. What friendships he was forming. Now that this phase of the situation was so forcitly drawn to her attention, she reamed very clear| y that in a town the she of Des Moines, a young man of good appearance, who could dance, pi ay bridge, and with great personal charm to his credit, was not at all likely to pass by unob served. And If further corroboration were necessary, she received it In painful plenitude on Monday evening at Gnu - McCartney’s shower for Itae Forsythe, when all the girls of their particular clique were together. Jerry was late in arriving, and was greeted at once with a gay protesting outburst. "Oh. Jerry, how could you be no selfish!" "Jerry Harmer, you ought to be ashamed of youridfl Anything as good-looking as thut!" "Where In the world did your father find It?” Jerry realized it' would be foolish to pretend Ignorance ai to their meaning, in a town os small and as fraternal a3 Des Moines. She laughed it off as best she could, Lqisined gayly that she left the .-.nnagement of the Har mer Motor to hep father, and agreed that Duane Allertoo was certainly u very handsome tl^ng. "Do you know him, Jerry?” asked Edith Weatherby. "Yes, I met him In New York." This was greeted with merry, signifi cant exclamations and laughter. "Oh, so It’s like that!" they cried. "No wonder I" "It seems he ha J lome sort of finan cial reverses,” stye went on quickly. Jerrold Carefully Placed the Great Cloak About H a Daughter's Shoul ders. "I don’t know much about It, but he wanted to make a change, and you know father is allays taking on men.” "Do you like him, Jerry?” persisted Edith Weatherfcy. Jerry wus not t* be caught unguard ed. “Of course. Why not? I hardly know the man.” “And you’re not personally Interest ed, are your coitinued her interro gator. “Because he told me he had lost a lot of money, und I told father— futher likes him very much —and I told father I was sure he would rather work in a bunk than In a fuctory. You know my futher is always tuklng on men, too.” Jerry’s eyes were serene and un clouded. “Yes, of course. That would he lovely for Mr. Allerton. I am sure his opportunity would be much greater In the bunk than with my futher." More thun ever Jerry regretted that hasty Impulse of hers which hud brought Duane Allerton to lowa. And yet she took u bitter, morbid satisfac tion In having them snow that ufter ull she hud known him first, that she had been In a sense the motive of his coming—as, indeed, she hud, und in a fur more ioilnjate sense thun Jerry would have them suspect. On the evening 0 f Thanksgiving oc curred the annual dinner-dunce at the club, one of the rest events of the yeur to which the younger set at least looked forwurd for weeks with keen anticipation. Usually Jerry mnde one of a group of her particular friends, while Prudence and Jerrold filled up u table with couple* of their own age und Interests. Bat. for this night, Jerry persistently refused all Invita tions, and insisted on « family trio. Prudence, Jerrold and herself. To her friends she suld ghe thought her mother would like it. To Prudence she suld honestly; “Oh, mother, I’m tired ! I don’t feel like pretending to be Interested In a lot of things--when 1 am not.” On the afternoon of the dance she sat curled in a big ct, u ir before the fire with a magazine she did not reud, and Jerrold sat opposite her with the eve ning paper, smoking, and neither of them answered wWn Prudence re minded them for tie third time that they must hurry dress. Finally. at her Insistence, Jerrold dropped the paper and sighed. "I’m getting too old for such goings on," he said plaintively. "I feel just like sitting here In my own house by my own fire, and going to bed at n respectable hour.” "Too late,” Prudence told him, laugh ing. "You have to go or you get no dinner. Mary and Katie have gone out, and there Is nothing to eat. You must go with us or fast." Jerrold sighed again. Then he turned to Jerry, with the news that had been a burden to him for two days. "Oh ! Jerry—by the way—Duane will be there.” Jerry did not move, did not turn her eyes. "Oh, will lie?" "Yes. The Weatherbys asked him to go, and I told him to go by nil means. I don’t feel that he should miss a good time Just because you feel allittlee —er —sensitive about his pres ence, do you? It’s a wonder you haven’t run Into him before this. They’re Inviting him everywhere. And besides —” "Oh, don't hesitate on my account. Go right ahead. Besides what?” "Besides, as I’ve said before, there are more nice girls In this town than there are nice boys. Other men have daughters as well as I, and daughters requiring beaulng. And I must say that some fathers seem to have daugh ters with u greater degree of that sweet reasonableness they talk about than my own.” Jerry smiled sympathetically. "Poor father!” she said. "You did have rather had luck getting only me. But however much you may prefer other fathers' daughters to your own, you can’t get rid of me. No trading daugh ters. Things aren’t done that way. You must keep what you get, whether you like It or not." She touched him lightly on the shoulder us she passed by and went quickly up the stairs. Jerrold looked at Prudence. "Is she going?" he usked in a loud whisper. "I don’t know.” They tiptoed together to the door way and listened. There was no sound from Jerry’s room above. They tiptoed tack. "Now If she has any notion of going there and snub bing him In public I won’t stand for It,” Jerrold said, still whispering. "After ull, she brought him here, and she shan't —” "Oh, don’t you worry about that She wants to make him eat the dust before her, but she’ll never give any body else a chance to laugh at him. You’ll see!” And then she added, half hopefully, half wistfully, "Perhaps they will make It all up tonight, and then we’ll have him here for Thanks giving dinner tomorrow!” CHAPTER IX A Little for Remembrance At a quarter to seven Prudence tapped lightly on Jerry's door. “I’ll be right down.” Jerrys voice from behind the closed door was very low, a little strained. She did not ask her mother to come In, and Prudence made no such offer, but went directly down and stood silently, anxiously be side her husband In the lower hall and awaited the coming of her daughter. Jerry wore the flame-colored gown of chiffon velvet, and as she stood above them on the steps, smiling down at them. Involuntarily they exclaimed at the fresh, bright revelation of her beauty. *‘0f course a daughter studying Art In New York will wear what she pleases—In New York,” said Jerrold, frowning with a great assumption of disapproval, although his eyes shone with Ills pride and pleasure In her loveliness. “But If you ask me— though nobody did —I coll that dress n little —well, snappy for the old home town.” “It Is beautiful,” said Prudence. “I thought you did not like it, Jerry. You haven't worn It once since you came home.” Jerrold carefully placed the great cloak about Ills daughter's shoulders. “You have too much rouge on,” he ejected. “I know It" she assented. “But 1 nm a shocking color tonight In the naturul So pule I am positively yel low. Do you think perhaps I may be getting thin-blooded, mother? I never used to look so white." “Perhaps you need a tonic,” Pru dence suggested, though she knew in her heurt that Jerry needed no such thing. (TO BE CONTINUED.) Life and Death A man with an uncanny mania for Juggling with figures produced pencil und paper and suld to • friend: “Put down the number of your living brothers. Multiply it by two. Add three. Multiply the result by tlvo. Add the number of living sisters. Mul tiply the result by ten. Add the num ber of deud brothers und sisters. Sub tract 160 from the result.” The friend did It. “Now," suld the other with • cunning smile, “the right-band figure will he the number of deaths, the mid dle flguro the number of living sisters, and the left-hund figure the number of living brothers.” And so it was.—Tit* Bits. Another very annoying place to live Is Just beyond your income.—Everett Herald. What is aTeaspoonful? —it depends on the Baking Powder you use. 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Something to Do "See If you can laugh that off," snld the fat man’s wife, wiring a button onto his vest. —Life. It Is the cause and not the death that makes the martyr.—Napoleon. What Every Wife Knows Hubby—What’s the matter with you? Tra trying hard to get ahead. Wlfey—l hope you do. You need one! A charge of dynamite has sent many a poor man up for life. Enthusiasm melts difficulties.