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AN OPEN LETTER TO WOMEN Mrs. Little Tells How She Suffered and How Finally Cured Philadelphia, Pa. "I was not able to do my housework and had to lie down I most of the time and felt bad in my left aide. My monthly periods were irreg ular, sometimes five or . seven months apart and when they did appear wouldSast for two weeks and were very painful. I was sick for about a year and a half and J any improvement. A neighbor recommended Lydia E. Pinkham's Vegetable Compound to me, and the second day after I started tak ing it I began to feel better and I kept on taking it for seven months. Now I keep house and perform all my house hold duties. You can use these facts as you please and I will recommend Vege table Compound to everyone who suffers as I did' Mrs. J. 3. Little, 3455 Livingston St., Philadelphia, Pa. How much harder the daily tasks of a woman become when she suffers from such distressing symptomsand weakness as did Mrs. Little. No woman should allow herself to get into such a condition because such troubles may be speedily overcome by Lydia E. Pinkham's Vege table Compound, which for more than forty years has been restoring American women to health. A Clean Send-Away. A farmer lad was writing a letter to a city friend. Having no other en velope than a very dirty one that he had carried in his pocket for quite a while, he used it, but annexed at the end of the letter: "P. S. Please excuse the envelope. It was clean when it left my hands." Important to Mothers Examine carefully every bottle of CASTORIA, that famous old remedy for infants and children, and see that it Bears the "Signature ofM2 In Use for Over 30 Years. Children Cry for Fletcher's Castoria X-Ray Detects Swallowed Coins. In the, government mint in Japan an X-ray machine is used toxamine sus pected employees as they, leave the establishment daily, and it has' re vealed the presence of coins that had been concealed in the guilty one's stomach. Wright's Indian Vegetable Fllla contain nothing but vegetable Ingredients, which act gently as a tonic and purgative by stim ulation and not by irritation. Adv. Different. "Savages used to paint their faces." "It's different with civilized man," commented Mr. Chuggins. "He crawls under his car and gets his face smeared with automobile grease." It Is better to leap over the ditch than trust to the pleadings of good men. Spanish proverb. is the Genuine and Only Laxative 13 a own ni tablets The first and original Cold and Grip tablet, the merit of which is recognized by all civilized nations. . Be careful to avoid imitation. Be sure its Bromo The genuine bears this signature . 30c aseiine RefUS.Pat.Off. PETROLEUM JELLY For bums, cuts, sprains and all skin irritations Relieves dryness ofscalp. KEFUSE SUBSTITUTES JGM MFG. CO. State Street New York Comfort Your Skin With Cuticura Soap and Fragrant Talcum Soap 25c, Ointment 25 and 50c, Talc 25c. y ; $ HOXSIE'S CROUP REMEDY Prevenis -the baby from strangling and -choking as in Croup. No opium. 60 eta W. N. U., NEW YORK, NO. 2-1921. "I Believe That Every Girl Should Be Trained to Do By MISS MABEL BOARDMAN, work. I believe in beginning early to educate for citizenship. The children should be made to realize that citizenship means service. I also believe that in the schools girls should be given some special business instruction and, in fact, all possible equipment that will help to fit them for their particular niche in life. What the "particular niche" may be is a hard question to answer. You can't lay down any law because it all depends on the woman herself ihe circumstances of her environment, her training, talent and, most important of all, her inclination. As to the rewards and disappointments of a career of public service, women are young yet in their new field of opportunity. But I believe they are going to be less material than men ; that when they go into pub lic service they have bigger objectives and will therefore have bigger re wards. Of course, they will have the same disappointments that men have, added to the sacrifices women have to make when they enter public life that men do not. As a matter of fact, I believe women are better fitted for municipal positions than they are for national, that their breadth of human sym pathy and understanding of civic problems enable them to do a much bigger municipal work. In the Eed Cross, for instance, the national work is such a huge undertaking that unless we had given women some thing to interest them in a local way we never could have moved them. What the Women of America Are Doing" Today to Help Keep Down Unrest. By REPRESENTATIVE JOHN MAC CRATE of New York. We have listened to men discuss the burden resting upon officials who administer the financial affairs of the city, state and nation, and we have wondered what these government experts would do were they lim ited to incomes as are the 1 women of our homes. Governmental officials are continually exceeding the amount allotted to their departments and congress, too frequently without condemnation, appropriates more. Did the average housewife of America spend what comes to her from the family with the open-handed carelessness of some departmental heads the unrest which we see about us would be multi plied a thousandfold. It is utterly impossible to calculate what the women of America are doing today toward keeping down riot and revolution. If our efficiency experts in the field of government could make a little go as long a way and could adjust expenditures to income as well as do the women of our households, this nation would soon see its in debtedness reduced. Adequate Punishment for Motorist Who Kills and Then Speeds Away. By LAMBERT WALTERS, Laredo, Texas. No punishment could be too severe for an automobilist who kills a person and then deliberately drives away in the hope of escaping. The laws of Texas make this a felony, but there should be a punishment to fit the crime. What is needed is a drastic law, fixing a punishment as severe as can be fixed under the Constitution, for speeders who crash into a pedestrian or another car, kill one or more persons and then speed away. The law should be so severe that the first person caught after it went into effect would form an example that would deter motorists in the fu ture from taking any chances and, when they do have an accident, from shirking responsibility by running away. Traffic accidents are largely due to pedestrians. But the accident that happens out on the open road is, with very few exceptions, the fault of the motorist. I hope to see the Texas law in this respect strengthened, and I think every state in the Union would be doing a general good to humanity y passing laws against this practice as drastic as they can be made under the Constitution. Parcel Post System and the Salary of the Fourth Class Postmaster. By W. H. BROPHY, National One of the crying needs of the service is a classified civil service status for third and fourth class postmasters. The parcel post system has placed a burden on the postmasters of this class that is all out of proportion to. their compensation. Since the parcel post system was es tablished it has grown to gigantic proportions, and in the smaller towns, where a large percentage of buying is done from mail order houses, it forms the bulk of the mail handled. The present compensation of the fourth-class postmaster is fixed on conditions that existed a half century ago. His pay is based on a per centage of the cancellation of stamps in the outgoing mail. Incoming mail is from three to eight times greater than the outgoing mail, and the postmaster gets nothing for handling it. That means that he has from three to eight times more work to do free than his paid work. An adequate wage scale, based on the hours of service required and the amount of work performed, is what the Natioral League of Post masters stands for, and congress will be asked to grant such scale at the James F. Hosic, President National Council of Teachers of Eng lish The newspaper, is .the most powerful factor in forming opinion in a country that is governed by public opinion.. To have good newspapers we must, however, have an educated clientele. Dike everything else, news papers are as good as their readers demand. All journalists look forward to the possibility of improvement in the quality of their papers as their reading public responds to better and more dignified treatment of cur rent events. Judge Harry A. Lewis, Chicago because the mail has been too lazy to Something'.5 District of Columbia Commissioner. Do I think a young woman should enter public service provided she has the inclination? That de pends upon circumstances; family conditions most always playing a large part in a woman's decision. Her first duty lies at home, and nothing can ever change that. On the other hand, I believe that every girl rich or poor should be trained to do something, either by which she could make a living or by which she could benefit humanity. There is no excuse for an absolutely selfish existence. Every woman, with the possible exception of the young mother with a growing family, should find some opportunity for public service League of Postmasters. Many a home has been broken up pet his wife. Tft(B ROBERT J. C STEAD Homesteader Authmr mt "Thm Can Copyright, All Rights Reserved ltmehmr." Etc CHAPTER VIM Continued. 13 "I have tried," said Harris, "and It's no use. She's got those notions like Beulah quittin' work, and twilights and sunsets and all that kind o thing. There's no use talkin' with her; reason don't count for anything. I gave her a good pocketful o' money, and told her to write for more when she needed it. She'll get over her no tions pretty soon when she gets among strangers. Go in and have a talk with her, boy; there's no use you bein' at outs with her, too. As for me, I can't do anything more." "I suDDOse you know best," he an swered, "but it seems hang it, it's against all reason that you two that this should happen." "Of course it is. That's what I said .a minute ago. But reason don't count just now. But you have your talk with her, and give her any help you can if she wants t' get away at once." Allan found his mother In her room, packing a trunk and gently weeping into It. He laid his hand upon her, and presently he found her work-worn frame resting in his strong arms. "You're not going to leave us. moth er, are you?" he said. "You wouldn't do that?" "Not it It could be helped, Allan. But there Is no help. Your father has set his heart on more land, and more work, and giving up this home, and I might as well go first as last. More and more he is giving his love to work instead of to his family. Perhaps when I am away for a while he'll come to himself. That's our only hope." The boy stood helpless in this con fliction. He knew something of the depth of the nature of his parents, and he knew that beneath an undemonstra tive exterior they cherished in secret a love proportionate to the strength of their character. But the long course down which they had walked together seemed now to be separating, through neither will nor power of their own ; it was as though straight ' parallel lines suddenly turned apart, and1 neither lost its straightness in the turning. So he comforted his mother with such words as he could. Loyalty to his father forbade laying any of the blame on those shoulders, and to blame his mother was unthinkable; so with unconscious wisdom he spoke not of blame at all. "Of course, while we are away, why shouldn't you have a visit?" he said. "Here you have been chained down to this farm ever since I can remember, and before. And then, when I get set tled on my own homestead, you'll come and keep house for me, won't you?'' "You're sure you'll want me?" she asked, greatly comforted by his mood. "Perhaps you'll be getting your own housekeeper, too." "Not while I can have you," he an BWered. "You'll promise, won't you? Nothing that has happened, or can happen, will keep you from making my home yours, will it? And when Dad gets settled again, and gets all these worries off his mind, then things'll be different, and you'll come, even if he is there ?'J "Yes, I'll come, even if he is there, if you ask me," she promised. Harris did not come back that night. A light rain came up, and he accepted the excuse to sleep at Biles'. The truth was, he feared for his resolution If it should be attacked by both his wife and son. Surrender now. would be mere weakness, and weakness was disgrace, and yet he feared for himself If put to the test again. So he stayed at Riles', and the two farmers spent "You're Not Going to Leave Us, Moth er, Are You?" much of the night over their plans. It had been decided that they were to leave within the next couple of days, but Harris broke the news that his wife was going on a visit, and that ar rangements would have to be made for the care of the farm. Riles took the suggestion of a few days' delay with poor grace. "Yes. an' while you're chasing up an' down fer a housekeeper the Yankees get all the homesteads. They're coin in' in right now by the train load, grabbin' up everythin' in sight. We'll monkey round here till the summer's over, an' then go out an' get a sand farm, or something like. Couldn't your wife do her visitin' no other time?" 'Til tell you, Riles." said Harris, who had no desire to pursue a topic which might lead him into deep water, 'you go ahead out and get the lay of u land- n4 I'll follow you within a J week. I'll do that, for sure, and I'll stand part of your expenses for going ahead, seeln' you will be kind o' repre sents me." The last touch was a stroke of diplo macy. The suggestion that Harris should pay part of his expenses swept away Riles' bad humor, and he agreed to go on the date originally planned, and get what he. called "a bede on the easy money," while Harris completed his arrangements at home. He was to get "a bede on the easy money" in a manner which Harris lit tle suspected. When Harris returned home the next forenoon he found that Mary had already left for Plainville. He sat down and tried to think, but the house was very quiet, and the silence op pressed him. He looked at his watch, and concluded he had still time to reach . Plainville before the train would leave. But that would mean surrender, and surrender meant weakness. CHAPTER IX. A Whiff of New Atmosphere. Riles found the journey westward a tiresome affair. It was his first long rail journey in over 20 years, but his thoughts were on the cost of travel rather than on the wonderful strides which had been made in its comfort and convenience. As fate would have it, Riles selected as the base of his homestead opera tions the very foothill town to which Beulah Harris had come a few weeks before. He sought out the cheapest hotel, and having thrown his few be longings on the bed, betook himself to the bar room, which seemed the chief center of activity, not only of the ho tel itself, but of the little town. Men were lined three deep against the ca pacious bar, shouting, swearing, and singing, and spending their money with an abandon not to be found in mil lionaires. Riles debated with himself whether the occasion justified the expenditure of 10 cents for a drink when a hand was placed on his shoulder, and a voice said, "Have one with me, neigh bor." He found himself addressed by a man of about his own age, shorter and somewhat lighter of frame and with a growing hint of corpulence. The stranger wore a good pepper-and-salt suit, and the stone on his finger danced like a real diamond. "Don't mind if I do, since y mention it," said Riles, with an attempted smile which his bad eye rendered futile. One of the bartenders put something in his glass which cut all the way down, but Riles speedily forgot it in a more exciting incident. The man in the pepper-and-salt suit had laid half a dollar on the bar, and no change came back. Riles congratulated himself on his own narrow escape. "You'll be 'looking for land?" in quired the stranger, when both were breathing easily again. "Well, maybe I am, and maybe I ain't," said Riles guardedly. He had heard something of the ways of confir dence men and was determined not to be taken for an easy mark. "A man of some judgment I see," said his new acquaintance, quite un abashed. "Well, I don't blame you for keeping' your own counsel. The rush of people and money into the West has brought all kinds of floaters in its train. Why" with growing confidence "the other night " What happened the other night re mained untold, for at that moment came a clattering of horse's hoofs on the wooden walk at the door, and a moment later a gayly arrayed cowboy rode right into the room, his horse prancing and bodying from side to side to clear the crowd away, then facing up to the bar as though It were his manger. Riles expected trouble, and was surprised when the feat evoked a cheer from the bystanders. "That's Horseback George," said the man in the pepper-and-salt. ' "They say he sleeps on his horse. Rides right into a bar as a matter of course, and maybe shoots a few bottles off the shelves as a demonstration before he goes out. But he always settles, and nobody minds his little peculiarities." Horseback George treated himself twice, proffering each glass to his horse before touching It himself, and stroking with one hand the animal's ears as he raised the liquor to his lips. Then he threw a bill at the bar tender and, with a wild whoop, slapped the horse's legs with his hat, and dashed at a gallop out .of the bar room and away down the trail. Riles betook himself to his room. He had just got into bed when a knock came at the door. ' "Who's there?" he demanded. "Gen'l'man to see Mr. Riles," said the porter. "Well, shoot 'im In. The door ain't locked," said Riles, in considerable wonderment as to who his visitor might be. The door opened, and a well-dressed man of average height, with carefully combed hair and clean-shaven face, save for a light mustache, stood re vealed In the uncertain glow of the match with which Riles was endeavor ing to find his lamp. His visitor was a man of twenty-eight or thirty years, with clear eyes and well-cut face, and yet with some subtle quality in his ex pression that implied that under his fair exterior lay a deep cunning, and that he was a man not to be trusted In matters where his own interests might be at stake. "Hello. Hiram," he said quietly. "You didn't figure on seeing me here, did you?" At first glance Riles did not recog nize him, and he raised the oil lamp to turn the light better on the strang er's face. "Well, if it ain't Gardiner!" he ex claimed. "Where In Sam Hill did yon come from?" "It's a big country, Hiram," he said with a touch of bitterness, "but not big enough for a fellow to lose himself in." He sat down on the side of the bed and lit a cigar, tendering another to Riles, and the two men puffed in silence for a few minutes. "Yes, I've hit a lot of trail since I saw you last," he continued, "and when you're in the shadow of the Rockies you're a long piece from Plain ville. How's the old burg? Dead as ever?" "About the same," said Riles. "You don't seem t' be wastin' no love on it, "Nothing to speak of," said the oth er, slowly flicking the ash from his cigar. "Nothing to speak of. You know I got a raw deal there, Hiram, and it ain't likely I'd get enthusiastic over It," "Well, when a fellow gets up against the law an' has f clear out," said Riles, with great candor, "that's his fu- "Well, if It Ain't Gardiner!" He Ex. claimed. neral. As for me, I ain't got notnln agen Plainville. ' You made a ' little money there yourself, didn't you?" The younger man leaned back and slowly puffed circles of fragrant smoke at the ceiling, while Riles surveyed him from the head of the bed. He had been a business man In Plainville, but had become involved In a theft case, and had managed to escape from the town simply because a fellow man whom he had wronged did not trouble to press the matter against him. Gardiner showed no disposition to reopen the conversation about Plain ville, so at last Riles asked, "How d'you know I was here?" "Saw your scrawl on the register, he said, "and I've seen it too often on wheat tickets to forget it Thought Td look you up. Maybe can be of some service to you here. . What are you chasing more land?" "Well, I won't say that, exactly, but I kind o thought I'd come out and look over some of this stuff the gover ment's givin' away, before the furrl ners gets it all. Guess if there's any thin free goln' us men that pioneered one province should get It on the next." (TO BE CONTINUED.) HER IDEA OF LUXURIES Middle-Aged Negress Tells Mistress How She Will Spend $600 Insurance Left by Her Husband. A middle-aged negro woman of Richmond was left some $600 insur ance by her husband, and shortly aft erward, when asked by the lady for whom she had cooked for many years what she Intended to do with her money, declared that she meant to spend it on luxuries. "Yo see. Miss Mary, Ah done wuck hard all mah life, an ain't had nuffln but des needcessities, an Ah's gwine blow in dis money," she explained. "How are you going to spend It, Mandy?" "Ah Is gwine buy me a phoneygraf, an' two silk dresses, an' a dimont ring, an' marry Jack Thompson, Mandy declared happily. "Marry Jack Thompson? Why, Mandy, he Is nothing but a worthless loafer, a dressed-up dude who tries to be a 'sport!'" "Yassum, Ah knows dat," Mandy agreed, "but, lack Ah said, Ah wants some luxuries. My ole man was a good nigger, but he sho' was sorry to lookat. Now, dis Jack Thompson, he gwine be jest plumb ornamental, set tin' round de house all day." New England Colloquialism. A colloquialism in frequent use. Dot only In rural communities, but in New England generally, Is "at that." It Is employed to express merit where none might be presumed, as "he's lazy, but a decent chap 'at that.' " "He's up and coming" is an expression familiar to every New Englander, and its meaning is synonymous with the rustic's, "head up and tail over the dasher." Extremes Meeting. "The electrician who was on the spot was certainly a live wire." "How do you know?" "I could tell by the way he han dled the dead one." The Proof. "Is he a sound sleeper?" "Sound, is he? You can hear him all over the house," THE DANGER OF PNEUMONIA How You Can Avoid It When you have a cold and neglect it you are in great Ihe pure food ele ments in Father John's Medicine build en ergy to resist cold and grip germs The gentle laxative effect of Father John's Medicine helps to drive out impurities. Father John's Medicine soothes and heals the lining of the breathing passages. 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