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And how she had said it! Aggie
May's sobs gained new force as she
recalled her mother's cold face when
she had said: "Aggie May, what have
you been doirlg?"
And Aggie May could feel again the
sickening horror of detection. She
surreptitiously put forth a small red
tongue, which swiftly made the cir
cle about two rosy lips to gather in
all telltale crumbs. And then, secure
In her belief that she had well cov
ered her tracks, she had answered,
Aggie May's tongue was short, and
•ugar had such an unpleasant way
^f sticking to fat baby hands and fat
Aggie May's mamma's face grew
harder still as she uttered these
fcwful words: "Aggie May, you will
pever go to heaven. You are no
child of mine. You have violated
«very one of the Lord's command
ments. He has told you not to
steal, yet you have done it he has
said you must not lie, yet you are
doing it. Do you think he is going
to forgive jrou? No! He has pun
ished you already. Come here."
In fear and trembling awe Aggie
May stepped to her mother's side.
Mrs. Sangster deliberately traced the
outline of a word on the child's
"Listen," she said, "this is what is
written there. S-u-g-a-r. That spells
Where Was She?
''sugar.' Aggie May, you have been
Then her mother's voice continued:
"All your life you will have that
iword written on your forehead. And
as you grow older it will probably
deepen," she added, sadly. Certainly
lAggie May's mother realized the fear
ful extent of the calamity. Then she
turned and cruelly left the room.
Aggie May stood in a dazed stupor
for a moment, then she hastily climb
ed on a chair to look into the glass.
It was at this juncture that Aunt
Mag came in, and unconsciously set
tled everything. She found Aggie May
With a very sugary mouth and tearful
eyes before the mirror. In a minute
her own keen eyes had grasped the sit
"Aunt Mag," said Aggie May, "what
'do you see on my forehead?"
Aunt Mag looked straight at Aggie
May's mouth, and then she said:
Aggie May's eyes grew dark with
horror. "Is it written in very big and
.black letters?" she asked.
"Very big and black," answered her
"Don't you fink it will ever come
off J" queried Aggie May, anxiously.
I should say not," answered her
aunt, "it's so black."
Oh, Aunt Mag, she pleaded, tear
•fully, "the dirt on my finger corned off
when I washed it yesterday. Don't
you reckon I can wash this off?"
"I don't know," said Aunt Mag
thoughtfully. "This is not your finger
you know it's your soul."
But you said it was my forehead
said Aggie May, with a gleam' of
*'It shines through," answered her
Aunt Mag. "If you want to rub it
off you'll have to wash your soul."
Aggie May turned her small face to
ward the open door. Here was a
problem. She must think. Where was
Beneath, the apple tree Aggie May
gave way to the full horror of her mis
ery and despair. How could she reach
jier soul? Her hands moved restless
ly over her chubby body. Where was
toer soul? She had certainly heard it
mentioned before, but no one had ever
located it exactly. It couldn't be in
iter stomach, she knew that, because
hadn't Aunt Mag said the blackness
-shone through on her forehead? Cer
'tainly! Of course! How stupid she
was! It was in her head, underneath
Iter hair. But how was she to get
Again the complication of circum
stances appalled her. Clotrly the first
SUGAR ON HER SOUL
By GRACE SALINGER
(Copyright, by Joseph B. Bowles.)
Aggie May had committed a terrible
crime, and now she was reaping the
harvest. She knew it, because her
mother had told her so, and whoever
heard of a mother telling a lie? If
only Aunt Mag had said it she thought
there might have been a mistake, but
thing to do, however, was'to cut off
her hair. After that she might
scratch a little hole right back of the
forehead and get it out. The opera
tion sounded painful, and at heart Ag
gie May was a coward. She decided
that to crop the golden tresses might
be efficacious. After that she would,
go down and hold her head in the
brook all day. Maybe the water would
soak in. She started back to the
house. Obviously the first thing to do
was to get a pair of scissors and some
Aggie May crept softly into her
mother's room. It was empty, with
her work-basket lying just within Ag
gie May's reach. She turned back
to the orchard triumphantly. By night
her soul should be clean.
Through the orchard, over the
meadow, into the cool darkness of the
woods, Aggie May sped. The brook
was deep in the heart of the forest,
and she had never been there alone
before, but she knew the way. Un
der the dim aisles of quiet trees the
child ran swiftly, now one direc
tion, now another, until in a maze of
bark and trunk she stood, a great fear
arising in her heart. Where was
she? But she went on determinedly.
The brook must be found.
Mrs. Sangster stood at the door,
shading her eyes with her hand. "What
can make the child so late?" she said.
Her sister glanced up from her
work. "Perhaps she has gone to meet
her father," she suggested.
But the mother caught sight of a
figure moving across the meadow.
"No," she said "there comes Abe
alone. Mag, something has happened
to Aggie May."
She started down the path, and her
sister rose, and reluctantly followed.
"I last saw her under the apple tree
about three, I should say," answered
The three hurried to the spot, half
expecting to find her at play. It was
Aggie May's favorite spot to play, to
think or to pout. All the great crises
of her life had been enacted here:
But her swing hung limp and motion
Mr. Sangster turned to go, but his
wife suddenly called him back with a
"Look!" she said. At her feet lay
a heap of golden curls, and beside
them, thrown upon the ground, lay a
pair of scissors—her scissors.
"Indians," gasped Mag, turning
"Gipsies," ventured the mother. "Oh,
Aggie May, Aggie May, where are
you?" she called, wildly.
Mr. Sangster said nothing. He
stooped and gathered up the handful
of golden hair, and crammed it In his
Then he crossed the meadow. In the
open space it was still broad daylight,
but in the forest beyond the Shadows
were always black.
Meanwhile Aggie May's little feet
sped fast and faster. The shadows
thickened. How thickly they fell
amid the dense growth of the forest.
Ghosts and goblins loomed fantas
tically behind each tree. A sharp
crackling sound overhead made her
crouch and hold her breath in terror.
It was a dead branch falling at her
feet. With a nameless fear that
choked her, she hastened on.
Suddenly the trees became less
dense, and the light grew brighter, as
she neared the open space. She stood
in wonder. It was not the fairies,
after all. She had reached the brook.
She knelt down beside it. She took
from her pocket the soap, and rubbed
it carefully on the spot just behind
her forehead. Her mamma would be
glad to see her without that black
word on her brow. The little shorn
head bent low over the swiftly mov
ing stream, and she caught the reflec
tion of earth and sky in its dancing
ripples. Suddenly she reeled, the
earth slipped away, she felt the cold
water grip her, and then with a cry
she plunged head foremost into the
Some instinct of motherhood guided
Mrs. Sangster's footsteps. The sound
of Aggie May's voice reached her faint
ly at first, then louder, until it re
sounded through the stillness in fran
tic echoes. Following the sound, she
plunged ahead, and arrived just in
time to see a small hand flung out
wildly from the middle of the brook,
then sped onward.
It was not a heroic task to step In
and rescue the fallen child. Mr.
Sangster waded to the middle of the
stream, and in a moment Aggie May
was in her mother's arms.
Behind them, in the forest, lights
were gleaming like fireflies, and the
arched dome of the forest rang with
shouts of Aggie May's name. She lay
very white and scared, while the
water trickled down in little, rivulets
from her limp arms and legs. Aggie
May flung a dripping arm about her
mother's neck. "It Was very cold,"
she said, nestling closed in the pro
tecting arms, "and the water getted
in my froat, but I fink it must have
comed off. They ain't no sugar on my
soul now, is they, mamma?"
And Mrs. Sangster, with choking
voice, answered: "No, dear your soul
is very white now.-'
Aggie May clapped her hands joy
ously. "I knowed it," she said. Then
a quick shadow passed over her face.
It must 'a' been the soap, though,"
she said, 'cause I wasn't in the brooV
HER MAiDENLY MODESTY.
The first time they met, she was
breezily free with him, because, as
she afterwards explained, she never
expected to see him again. He kissed
her at parting, and she was not of
But when they had become friends,
do you imagine ahe would suffer him
to kiss her? Not she.
And now that they have fallen in
love with each other, and are engaged
to be married, she is afraid to meet
him, except in the presence of a third
person, lest she be compromised. For
she is a modest girl.—Puck.
Homely Man—I married for beauty.
Sarsactic Man—You remind me of
a friend of mine who married for
Homely Man—How's that?
Sarcastic Man—He didn't get it
Chicago Daily News.
THE FARTHER THE BETTER.
Reggy—Now, Miss Quick, I'm going
to show you one of my bursts of race
Miss Quick—How nice! And, oh,
make it a long-distance race, do!
"You surely would not take an um
brella that does not belong to you,"
said the horrified friend.
"No," answered the man with the
elastic conscience "but I have lost
so many thousands of them in my life
time that I'm never positive that any
umbrella I see doesn't belong to me."
A Case for Delicate Treatment.
"What do those ladies want?" asked
"They, say they-want to look at some
of our 'vawzes,'" said the salesman.
"Then what are you trying tb sell
them one of those 99 cent flower pots
for? Folks like that are away up in
G. Here, I'll wait on 'em myself."—
The Hotel of 2003.
Clerk—Mike, are you about through
moving those trunks?
Porter—Yis, sor in a few minutes.
Clerk—Well,, when you've finished
stretch the life-net over the front
pavement. Mrs. Highup has just tele
phoned from the top floor that her
husband has fallen out of the window.
"What does this report mean by
saying that 'the shorts were caught
in a corner and squeezed
"Why, it means that they sold what
they didn't have to buyers whom they
had to get it back from at a higher
price in order to deliver it to them."—
Cause for Rejoicing.
Bystander (at a fire)—Who is that
grinning lunatic dancing a jig in front
of that burning house?
Policeman—He is the man who
owns the furniture, and it is insured
for nearly its full value. He expected
to have to move to-morrow.—N. Y.
How the Trouble Started.
"He is so very defenential whenever
I speak that I believe I have made an
"Oh, he's only one of these old-fash
ioned men who were raised to show
respect to their elders,"—Houston
Did Right Thing.
Bill—Did she accept you when you
"That was luck. What did you do
"Pressed my luck." Yonkers
"He said he was going to propose
to you and that he thought perhaps
if he got embarrassed you would help
"He was helped out, all right, but it
was papa who helped him."—Houston
He—Darling, have you ever loved
any other man as you do. me?
She—No not in the winter.—Chi
cago Daily News.
A Primary Lesson.
Willie—Pa, how do you spell luck?
Father—W-O-R-K. Detroit Free
"Papa, what is a melancholy fact?
"Most of them, my son."—N. T.
Keep the Kidneys Well .and the Kid
neys Will Keep You Well.
Sick, suffering, languid women are
learning the true cause of bad backs
and how to cure
them. Mrs. W. G.
Davis, of Groesbeck,
Texas, says: "Back
aches hurt me ao I
could hardly stand.
Spells of dizziness
and sick headaches
were frequent and
the action of the
kidneys was irregu
lar. Soon after I began taking Doan's
Kidney Pills I passed several gravel
Btohes. I got well and the trouble has
not returned. My back is good and
strong and my general health better."
Sold by all dealers. 50 cents a box.
Foster-MUburn Co., Buffalo, N. Y.
PR0FS80R HAD LA8T LAUGH.
Final Erasure Neatly Turned Joke en
President Hadley, of Tale, was talk
ing about his student days. "I remem
ber a stately and venerable professor,"
he said, "upon whom some sophomores
race tried to play a trick.
"The professor, one morning, being
unable to attend to his class on ac
count of a cold, wrote on the black
'Dr. Dash, through indisposition, is
unable to attend to his classes to-day.'
"The students erased one letter in
this notice, making it read:
'Dr. Dash, through indisposition, is
unable to attend to his lasses today.'
"But it happened a few minutes later
that the professor returned for a box
he had forgotten. Amid a roar of
laughter he detected the change in his
notice, and, approaching the black
board calmly erased one letter in his
"Now the notice read:
'Dr. Dash, through indisposition, is
unable to attend to his asses to-day.'"
Oats—Heads 2 Foot Long.
The John A. Salzer Seed Co., La Crosse,
Wis., are bringing out a new oats this
year with heads 2 foot long! That's a
wonder. Their catalog tells!
£|petz— the greatest cereal hay food
America ever saw! Catalog tells!
Our mammoth 148-page Seed and Too}
Catalog is mailed free to all intending
buyers, or send 6c in stamps and receive
free samples of new Two Boot Long Oats
and other cereals and big catalog free.
John A. Salzer Seed Co., Box W, La
By Endless Chain.
"Speaking of the endless chain
prayer that is going the rounds," said
the woman with the cheerful voice, "I
can't see what good that can do, un
less, maybe, it might start some poor
wretch»*n the road to glory, but I got
an awfully nice silk petticoat through
an endless chain once. The manufac
turers sent letters asking for five
names and a ten-cent piece. .1 sent
five names and the ten-cent piece, not
thinking much about it, Just trying
it, and it wasn't long before they sent
me this lovely silk petticoat. It was
the nicest sort of silk, too. As long as
I wore It it didn't crock."
Imitations have been placed upon
the market so closely resembling AH.
cock's Plasters in general appearance
as to be well calculated to deceive. It
Is, however, in general appearance
only that they compare with Allcock's,
for they are not only lacking in the
best elements which have made All
cock's so efficient, but are often harm
ful in their effects. Remember that
Allcock's are the original and only
genuine porous plasters—the best ex
ternal remedy known—and when pur
chasing plasters the only safe way is
to always insist upon having Allcock's.
New Canadian "Homesteaders."
According to the Canadian depart
ment of the interior the total number
of new "homesteaders" in the Cana
dian northwest in the last fiscal year
was 41,689 made up of 12,485 Ameri
cans, 12,370 Canadians, 5,897 English,
8,193 Austrlans, 1,657 Scotch, 1,624
Germans and 543 Irish. The total
number of immigrants from the Unit
ed States during the first four months
of the preesnt fiscal year was 17,907,
as compared with 12,664 in the same
period of 1905 fiscal year.
rasa CITBED IH TO OATL
(nataatted to enre nr em
of Itching, Ullnd, Bleed I ug or Protracting File* ia
to tfui-ot moner refunded. 60c.
And people who stand up for their
rights usually want to sit on the
rights of others.
We Pay Top Price for Cream.
Cash every day. Write for prices.and
tags. Miller & Holmes, St. Paul, Minn.
A man will remember the kiss he
failed to get long after the others an
Panthers and Grizzly Bears.
Ship Furs Pelts McMillan Fur & Wool
Co., Minneapolis, Minn. Write for prices/
When a man makes a show of hlvC
•elf he's not always comedy.
Top Prices for Hides, Furs, Pelts.
Write for circular and catalogue No.
N. W. Hide & Fur Co., Minneapolis.
TWO heads are better than one—
especially at kissing.
We Pay the Highest Price
for butter fat in cream. Write for pries.
lfiltmDairy Co., St. Paul.
A cheerful lie is often better than
.PUTNAM FADELESS DYES eelor
.Wool and Cotton at one boiling,
beautiful colors. 10c per package.
Don't be too sure of the who
boasts of. being sure of
Trappers' 8upplies Sold Cheap.
Write for catalog and circular No. 9.
N. W. Hide ft Fur Co., Minneapolis, Minn.
A reform champion's husband be
lieves a reformation would be good.
TO CVB1 COLD IK OHK SAT
Take LAXATIVB BROMO Quinine Tablets. Drnr
Kl«s refund moner If it fans to cure. B. W
ttBOVK'8 signature la on each box. 26c,
And by not getting married some
men manage to live happily ever
We Want Your Cream.
Write to-day for tags and prices. North
Star Creamery Co., Minneapolis, Minn.
There are more ways than one by
which a woman can get even with a
man. One way is to marry him, and
another is not to.
Garfield Tea, an unusually practical
household remedy take it for constipation,
to keep the liver normal, to purify the
blood, to dispel colds, to cure rheumatism,
to keep well!
Tannic Acid for the 8kln.
One of the most annoying results of
eye strain is the baggy condition un
der 'the eyes, which is very disfiguring.
To restore the condition of the skin
tannic acid Is generally effectual,
using 20 grains to an ounce of glyce
rine. It is applied to the pufflness with
a soft camel's hair brush night and
The Swedish savant Ryberg has
suggested that the discovery of the
element metargon in the air strength
ens the theory of the existence of a
universal atmosphere extending be
tween the planets and throughout the
solar system. This, it is said, was
already known to exist in the sun be
fore its discovery, some eight or nine
years ago—that is, in the immediate
surroundings of the sun, in air com
ets and in meteorites—from which
facts the Swedish scientist infers that
it constitutes a common atmosphere
for our system.
Couldn't Figure It Out.
The story is told of a lank, dlscon*
solate looking farmer who one day
during the progress of a political
meeting in Cooper Institute stood on
the steps with the air of one who
has been surfeited with a feast of
"Do you know who's talking in
there now?" demanded a stranger,
briskly, pausing for a moment be
side the disconsolate farmer, "or are
you Just going in?,?
"No, sir, I've just come out," said
the farmer, decidedly. "Mr. Evarts is
talking in there."
"What about?" asked the stranger,
"Well, he didn't say," the farmer
answered, passing a knotted hand
across his forehead.—Youth's Com
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rati A ffl WIS Unexcelled for general farm
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CHINE8E HAD FIRST ZOO.
Institution of Menageries Was Due to
The Chinese had the first zoo. Me
nageries are thought to owe their
origin partly to the colt of sacred
animals and partly to the ambition of
rulers to possess specimens of rare
and valuable creatures from foreign
lands or savage beasts from their own.
In the simplest forms zoological gar
dens were one of the earliest develop*
ments of culture, and were familiar to
the Chinese, Indians, Greeks, Romans,
and pre-Spanish Mexicans in ancient
times. The oldest recorded mentcgerie
is Chinese, dating from 1150 B. C. The
den of lions kept by Darius, as de*
scribed in the book of Daniel, is an ex
ample of one of those primitive me
nageries, while the cult of sacred
white horses by the ancient Greeks
and Romans and that of so-called
white elephants in Burma and Slam
are instances of a second type. A live
giraffe was received at the menagerie
of Schonbrunn as early as 1828.
Or. Williams' Pink Pills Will Cure
Most Cases and Should Interest
Nobody who has not endured the
suffering caused by nervous head
ache can realize the awful agony of
its victims. Worst of all, the ordin
ary treatment cannot be relied upon
to cure nor even to give relief. Some
doctors will say that if a person Is
subject to these headaches there is
nothing that can be done to prevent
Nervous headaches, as well as neu
ralgia, are caused by lack of nutrition
—the nerves are starved. The only
way to feed the nerves is through the
blood and it is in this way that Dr.
Williams' -Pink Pills have accom
plished so many remarkable cures.
Mrs. Addle Merrill, of 39 Union
Street, Auburn, Me., says: "For
years I suffered from nervous head*
aches, which would come on me every
five or six weeks tend continue for
several days. The pain was so severe
that I would be obliged to go to bed
for three or four days each time. It
was particularly intense over my right
eye. I tried medicines but got no re
lief. I had no appetite and when
the headache passed away I felt as If
I had been sick for a month. My
blood was thin and I was pale, weak
and reduced In weight.
"I read about Dr. Williams* Pink
Pills in a paper and decided to try
them. I first noticed that they be
gan to give me an appetite and I
commenced to gajn in weight and
color. My headaches stopped and
have not returned and I have never
felt so well as I do now."
Dr. Williams' Pink Pills are sold
by all druggists or sent, postpaid, on
receipt of price, 50 cents per box, six
boxes $2.50, by the Dr. WJlllams Medi
cine Company, Schenectady, N. Y.
Tkaapm'i Eye Water
easiest to work with and
starches clothes aleesfe
A N S
In the Best Section
of the South
Unexcelled for General
Stock Raising, Berries, Fruit
Cantaloupes, Strawberries, Peaches,
Apples, Grapes, etc., give
Cattle need but little winter feed.
LONG GROWING SEASON.
Address G. A. PARK, Gen. Im. & ln(TI Aflt
Louisville & Nashville
R. R. Co.
THE CANADIAN WEST
IS THE BEST WEST
The testimony of thou
sands during ttto. past
year is tbat the WBtalu
West is the best west.
Tear br year the url
cultural returns haveln*
oioaeedln volume and la
•aloe, and a till thO Cana
dian Government offers
ISO acre* fill
every bona Sde settle*
Some of the Advantages
The phenomenal increase In railway mileace—
main lines and branches—has pat almost areryDOr
tion of the country within easy--resell of churcnea.
^wis. martets, eheap fuel and eveiy nodon
The NINBTT MILLION BtTSHKL WHBlT CROP
of this year means MU,0H),0U» to the farmers of
For advice and information'nddrooe the SUPSift.
or any authorised Government Agent.
CHAS. FILLING, CKHM Hk, Grsai Perks, N.
Dek. J.M. MayHes, Box 116, Watertmn, &.
DekeU E. T. Hiisii, 325 Jscksea feife 9t