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The Sisseton weekly standard. (Sisseton, Roberts County, S.D.) 1892-1929, June 02, 1911, Image 2

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MARY ROBERTS RINEHART
jfulhor of The Circular Staircase,
The JXCan in Lower
Ten, Etc.
t*»pj right in*, by the Bobbo-Merrlll Co.
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SYNOPSIS.
James Wilson or Jimmy «ta he la called
by bis friends. Jimmy was rotund and
looked shorter than ha really was. His
ambition in life was to be taken seriously,
tut people steadily refused to do so. his
art la considered a huge |oke, except to
himself, if he uaked peoplo to dinner ev
eryone expected a frolic. Jimmy marries
Bella Knowlcs they live together a year
and are divorced. Jimmy's friends ar
range to celebrate the first anniversary
of his divorce. The party is In full swing
when Jimmy rece-ives a telegram from his
Aunt SeMmi, who will arrive in four hours
to visit him and his wife. He neglects to
tell her his divorce. Jimmy takes Kit
Into his confidence. Ho suggests that Kit
play the hostess for one night, be Mrs.
Wilson pro tem. Aunt Selina arrives and
the deotptlon works out as planned.
Jim's Jap servant Is taken ill. Bella,
Jimmy's divorced wife, enters the house
and asks Kit who is being taken away in
the afnliulaoee? Belle insists it is Jim.
Kit tells h*r Jim 1b well and is In the
house. Harbison steps out on the porch
and discovers a man tacking a card on
the door. He demands an explanation.
The man points to the placard and Har
bison sees the word "Smallpox" printed
on it. He tells him the guests cannot
h°QS® until the quarantine is
lifted. After the lifting of the quarantine
®ev.er., tetters are found In the mail box
undelivered, one is addressed to Henry
Llewellyn, Iqulque, Chile, which was
written by Harbison. He describes mi
nutely of their Incarceration, also of Ida
Infatuation for Mrs. Wilson. Aunt Selina
Is taken ill with la grippe. Betty acts as
nurse. Harbison finds Kit sulking on the
roof. She tells him that Jim has been
treating her outrageously. Kit. starts
downstairs, when suddenly she is grasped
In the arms of a man who kisses her sev
8^® believes that Harbison
did It and is humiliated. Aunt Selina tells
Jimmy that her cameo breastpin and
other articles of jewelry have been stolen.
She accuses Betty of the theft. Jimmy
tells Aunt. Selina all about the strange
happenings, but sho persists In suspecting
Betty of the theft of her valuables.
.Harbison demands an explanation from
Kit as to her conduct towards him, she
tells him of the Incident on the roof, he
floes »ot deny nor confirm her accusation.
One of thei guests devises a. way to escape
from tlie-house. They set fire to the re
ception room and attempt to leave the
house from tho rear. The guards dls*
th# ru,e 11,1(1
•acaping.
'V
Prevent them from
CHAPTER XV. (Continued.)
Every one went up on the roof and
left him to his mystery. Anne drank
her tea In a preoccupied silence, with
half-closed eyes, an attitude that bod
ed ill to somebody. The rest were fe
verishly gay, and Aunt Selina, with a
pair of arctics on her feet and a hot
water bottle at her back, sat in the
middle of the tent and told me fa
miliar anecdotes of Jimmy's early
youth (had he known, he would have
•lain her.). Betty and Mr. Harbison
had found a medicine ball, and were
running around like a pair of children.
It was quite certain that neither his
escape from death nor my accusation
weighed heavily on him.
While Aunt Selina was busy with
the time Jim had swallowed an open
safety pin, and just as the plri bad
been coughed up, or taken out of his
nose—I torget which—Jim himself ap
peared and' sulkily demanded the pri
vacy of the roof for his training hour.
Yes. he was training. Flannigan
claimed to know the system that had
reduced the president to what he is,
and he and Jim had a seance every
day which left Jim feeling himself for
bruises all evening. He claimed to be
losing flesh he said he could actually
feel It going, and he and Flannigan
had apent in entire afternoon in the
ccllar three-days before' with a potato
barrel, a c&ne-seated chair and a lamp.
The whole thing had been shrouded
In mystery. They sandpapered the In
side of the barrel and took out all the
nails, and when they had finished they
carried It to the roof and put It in a
corner behlhd the tent. Everybody
was curious, but Flannigan refused
any Information about It, and merely
said it was. part of his system. Dal
•aid that If he had anything Uke
In his system he certainly would be
glad to get rid of it'.
At a quarter to six Jim appeared,
still sullen from the events of the
afternoon and wearing a dressing
gown and a pfeir of slippers, Flannigan
following him with a sponge, a bucket
of water and an armful of bath towels.
Everybody protested at having to
move, but he was firm, and they all
filed down the stairs. I was the test,
with Aunt 8eltna Just ahead of me.
At the top of the stairs She turned
around suddenly to me.
"That pollces^an looks cruel,'' she
said. "What's nope, he's been ta a
bad humor all day. irfore than likely
he'll pv* James flat on the roof and
tramp on him, under pretense of train
tai! him. Alt poUoemen are Inhu
man." ."v,.-'
He onlyrollahlm over a barrel or
•dbm thing like that," 1 protested.
'Ay "James hada lump like an egg over.
jbls ear lastnlght,~AuAt Bellna in
^^jUsted. glaring. at ftan«i**!! uncon
loos bat*. doatthlnkltVaafe
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him.
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and Flannigan muttered mutiny. But
It was easier to obey Aunt Selina
thin to clash with her, and anyhow I
wanted to see the barrel in use.
I never saw any one train before.
It is not a joyful spectacle. First,
Flannigan made Jim run, around and
around the roof. He said it stirred up
his food and brought it In contact
with his liver, to be digested.
Flannigan, from meekness and sub
mission, of a sort, became an autocrat
on the roof.
"Once more," he would say. "Pick
up your feet, sir! Pick up your feet!"
And Jim would stagger doggedly
past me, where I sat on the parapet,
his poor cheeks shaking and the tail
of his bath robe wrapping Itself
around his legs. Yes. he ran In the
bath robe in deference to me. It seems
there isn't much to a running suit.
"Head up," Flannigan would 6ay.
"Lift your knees, sir. Didn't you ever
see a horse with string halt?"
He let him stop finally, and gave
him a moment to get his breath. Then
ho set him to turning somersaults.
They spread the cushions from the
couch In the tent on the roof, and
Jim would poke his head down and
say a prayer, and then curve over as
gracefully as a sausage and come up
gasping, as :f he had been pushed off
a boat.
"Five pounds a day not less, sir,"
Flannigan said, encouragingly. "You'll
drop it In chunks."
Jim looked at the tin as if he ex
pected to see the chunto lying.at his
feet.
"Yes," he said, wiping the back of
his neck. "If we're In here 30 days
thet will be 150 pounds. Don't forget
to stop In time, Flannigan. I don't
wetit to melt away like a candle."
Ha was cheered, however, by the
promise of reduction.
"What do you think of that. Kit?"
he called to me. "Your uncle is going
to look as angular as a problem in
geometry. I'll—I'll be the original re
duotio ad absurdum. Do you want me
to stand on my head, FlannlganT
Wouldn't that reduce something?"
"Tour brains, sir," Flannigan retort
ed, gravely, and presented a pair of
boxing gloves. Jim visibly quailed,
but he put them on.
"Do you know, Flannigan," he re
marked, as he fastened them, "I'm
thinking of wearing these all the time.
They hide my character."
Flannigan looked puzzled, but he
Cam® Back and Called Through to Us.
did not ask an explanation. He de
manded that Jim shed the bath robe,
which he finally did, on my promise
to watch the sunset. Then for fully
a minute there was no sound save of
feet running rapidly around the roof
and an occasional soft thud. Each
thud was accompanied by a grunt or
two from Jim. Flannigan was grimly
silent. Once there was a smart rap,
an oath from the policeman, and a
mirthless chuckle from Jim. The
chuckle ended in a crash, however,
and I turned. Jim was lying on his
back on the roof, and Flannigan was
wiping his ear with a towel. Jim sat
up and ran his hand down his rlba.
"They're all here," he observed
after a minute. "I thought I missed
ona*
"The only way to take a man's
weight down," Flannigan said dryly.
Jim got up dlszily.
Dwro oo the roof, I suppose you
ha said,
The next proceedings were mysteri
ous Flannigan-rolled the barrel Into
the toot, and carried a small glass
lamp. .With the material at hand he
,to be effecting a combination,
no (m one, to Judge by his facility.
Than be called Jim.
it the door of the tent Jim turned
to his bath-robe toga fashion
around his shoulders.
"This is a very essential part of the
treatment," he said, solemnly. "The
BX»olset according to Flannigan,
lo'oesng «x the adipose tissue. The
nest step Is to boil It out. I bope,
unless your Instructions compel you,
thsA you vtll at least have the de
oeacy to stay out of the tent."
"I am going at once," saM. out
raged. Tm not here because I'm mad
about It, and you know It And dont
paee with that bath robe. If you think
yooe a character out
at
Roman his­
tory, look at rqur legs."
*1 dldnt mean to offend you," be
Mildly. "Only Tm tired of having
yen choked down my throat every
tins* I open my mouth, Kit. And dont
go tost ret Vlannigan la going for
my elothes as soon as he lights the
—the lamp, and—somebody ought to
watch the stairs."
That was all there was te it I said
I would guard the stepa, and Flanni
gan. having ignited the combination,
whatever It w4s, went downstairs.
How was to know that Bella, would
emus up when she didT, Was It my
fault that ths lamp got too high, and
that Waimlgsn couldn't hear -Jim call
ldgT W that Just as Bella rsaehsd the
of the steps Jim should come to
Mr
at
the teat wearing the tar-
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ISIfi
She had violent hysterics for an
hour, with Anne rubbing her forehead
and Aunt Selina burning a feather out
of the feather duster under her nose.
Only Jim and I understood, and we
did not tell. Luckily, the next thing
that occurred drove Rella and her
nerves from everybody's mind.
At seven o'clock, when Bella had
dropped asleep and everybody else
was dressed for dinner, Aunt Selina
discovered that the nouse was cold,
and ordered Dal to the furnaco.
it was Dai's day at the furnace
Flannigan had been relieved of that
part of the work after twice setting
fire to a chimney.
In five minutes Dsl came back and
spoke a few words to Max, who fol
lowed him to the basement and in tet^
minutes more Flannigan puffed up the
steps and called Mr. Harbison.
I am not curious, but I knew that
something had happened. While
Aunt Selina was talking suffrage to
Anne—who said she had always been
tremendously Interested in the sub
ject, and If women got the suffrage
would they be allowed to vote?—1
slipped back to the dining-room.
The table was laid for dinner, but
Flannigan was not in sight. 1 could
hear voices from somewhere, faint
voices that talked rapidly, and after
a while I located the sounds under
my feet. The men were all in the
basement, and something must have
happened. I flew to the basement
stairs, to meet Mr. Harbison at the
foot. He was grimy and dusty, with
streaks of coal du3t over his face, and
he had been examining his revolver.
I was just In time to see him slip it
Into his pocket.
"What is the matter?" I demanded.
Is any one hurt?"
"No one," he said coolly. "We've
been cleaning out the furnace."
'With a revolver! How interest
ing—and unusual!" I said dryly, and
slipped past him as he barred the
way. He was not pleased I heard him
mutter something and come rapidly
after me, but I had the voices as a
guide, and I was not going to be turned
back like a child. The men had gath
ered around a low stone arch in the
furnace room, and were looking down
a short flight of steps, into a sort of
vault, under the pavement. A faint
light came from a small grating
above, and there was a close, musty
spiell In the air.
I tell you It must have been last
plght," Dallas was saying. "Wilson
and I were here before we went to
bed, and I'll swear that hole was not
there then."
'It was not there this morning,
sir," Flannigan Insisted. "It has been
made during the day."
'And it could not have been done
this afternoon," Mr. Harbison said,
quietly. "I was fussing with the tele
phone wtre down here. I would have
heard the noise."
Something in his voice made me
look at him, and certainly his expres
sion was unusual. He was watching
us all Intently while Dallas pointed
out to me the cause of the excite,
ment. From the main floor of the fur
nace room, a flight of stone steps sur
mounted by an arch led into the coal
cellar, beneath the street The coal
cellar .was of brick, with a cement
floor, and in the left wall there gaped
an opening about three feet by three,
leading into a cavernous void, perfect
ly black—evidently a similar vault be
longing to the next house.
The whole place was ghostly, full of
shadows, shivery with possibilities. It
was Mr. Harbison finally who took
Jim's candle and crawled through the
aperture. We waited in dead silence,
listening to his feet crunching over
the coal beyond, watching the faint
yellow light that came through the
ragged opening in the wall. Then he
called through to us.
"Place is locked, over here," be
said. "Heavy oak door at the head
of, the steps. Whoever made that
opening has done a prodigious amount
of labor for nothing."
The weapon, a crowbar, lay on (he
ground beside the bricks, and he
picked tt up and balanced it on his
hand. Dallas' florid face was almost
comical In his bewilderment as for
Jimmy—he slammed a piece of slag
at the furnace and walked awayt At
the door he turned around.
"Why dont you accuse me of tt?"
he asked, bitterly. "Maybe you could
find a lump of coal In my pockets
you searched me."
He stalked up the stairs then and
left ua. Delias and I went up togeth
er, but Te did not talk. There seemed
to be nothing to say. Not until I had
closed and kicked the door of my room
did I venture to look at something
that I carried- in the palm of my
hand. It was a watch, not running—a
gentleman's flat gold watch, and it
had been hanging by its fob to a nail
in the bricks beside the aperture.
In the back of the watch were the
initials T. H. H. and the picture of a
girl, cut from a newspaper.
tt was my picture.
Kf: (TO BE CONTINUED
Lessen From the Past
The blarsted Yankees of the early
"Ms had adopted as their slogan in
the boundary dispute: "Fifty-four forty
or flghtl"
"We're hitting the lae'hard," they
explained.
At a later stage, however, being Id
a more conciliatory tneod, they agree*
to a compromise but that la anothe»
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rel part of his hot-air cabinet, and yell
ing for a doctor?
Bella came to a dead stop on the
upper step, with her mouth open. She
looked at Jim, at the Inadequate bar
rel, and from them she looked at me.
Then she began to laugh, one of her
hysterical giggles, and she turned
and went down again. As Jim and I
stared at each other we could hear
her gurgling down the hall below.
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SEVERAL FIRMS SECURE SHARE
IN WORK OF IMPROVING
CAPITOL GROUNDS.
OTHER ITEMS OF INTEREST
From the Capital City, the .Various
S^rte Institutions and Dif
ferent Parts of the
State.
I'k'iTe.—The state capitol commis
sion at its last session divided the
contracts for improvements of the
grounds, on the different bids pre
sented. The work of laying the drive
ways on the grounds was let to the
Taylor Construction company of Vol
ga the contracts for the walks and
the water system on the grounds was
let to the Permanent Concrete Con
struction company of this city the
contract for the electric conduits for
the lighting of the grounds went to
Nimis & Ximis of St. Paul, and the
grading work on the grounds to C. E.
Pickett of this city. On account of
lack of funds the walks around the
grounds cannot be put in until next
year.
No Ban on Officials.
Pierre.—In an opinion Judge Corson,
concurred in by all the other members,
the supreme court holds that the
charges in the disbarment proceedings
against Attorney General Itoyal C.
Johnson, were not sustained by the
testimony presented, and the accusa
tion was dismissed.
Johnson was charged with conduct
unbecoming a lawyer, and unlawful
acts. The complainant in the pro
ceedings was J. M. Prostollo, of Bard,
S. D., an Italian. The charges dealt
with a civil case concerning a relin
quishment which was first investigat
ed by Royal Johnson, at that time
state's attorney of Hyde county. John
son abandoned it on account of insuf
ficient evidence regarding the forging
of the relinquishment by Prostrollo.
Prostrollo afterwards was tried by T.
F. Auldredge of Highmore and A. B.
Fairbank of Huron, resulting in an as
sessment of $1,490 against him for
having sold a bogus relinquishment.
The complaint was first brought
against Prostrollo by J. M. Ringer, and
from the dismissal of the complaint
and subsequent trial, necessitating the
parting with the money received from
the bogus relinquishment, the motives
fot the disbarment proceedings were
taken.
Final Proofs Slacken.
Pierre.—The returns of new lands
for taxation by the Chamberlain and
Belle Fourche offices show a falling
off from the heavy increases reported
by them for several years, indicating
that the final proof business for these
districts is beginning to wane. The
Chamberlain district shows up 1,173
additional tracts, of which a portion
are Indian heirship lands sold and
thus brought under taxation, the
greater part though being in the way
of new final proofs. By counties the
return, Lyman, 716 Stanley, 414
Buffalo, 20 Brule, 12. Most of those
from Buffalo county being Indian
lands. That office also returns 3 from
Hyde county, and 4 from Hughes,
with 4 from Stanley and Lyman as
Indian lands. The Belle Fourche of
fice only reports 6S7 new tracts, the
largest number being in Meade coun
ty with 276 Butte has 234 Lawrence
35, and Harding 142. This is a heavy
reduction from the business of that
office iu the way of final proofs last
year.
Land Proofs Slight.
Pierre.—While the "Timber Lake"
land office has for the last year, at
Aberdeen, covered practically all the
northern part of the state east of the
Missouri river, it has not shown up
a great number of final proofs, only
coming in with 168 new tracts in ten
counties scattered in small numbers
in each. It returns 36 for McPher
son 36 for Walworth 29 for Camp
bell 20 for Marshall 29 for Ed
munds 14 for Roberts 8 for Day 2
for Codington 2 for Clark, and 1 for
Brown. Besides these they returned
transfers of 61 tracts of Indian heir
ship lands, of which 48 were in
Dewey, and 3 In Ziebach. The return
of that district last year will probably
be the largest in the state, as they will
begin to handle final proofs on the
new lands of the Cheyenne river and
Standing Rock reservations on which
settlers begun to make selections last
June.
Recommended For Pardon.
Pierre.—The state pardon board has
recommended a pardon for Christian
Christiansen, sentenced from Clark
county about fifteen years ago for life
on the charge of having murdered his
wiie,
iff
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For Headlight Law Vote.
Pierre.—The first referendum peti
tion to get to the secretary of state is
the one which carried the headlight
law to the people for a vote. The peti
tion has arrived and contains about
15,000 names.
i*. 4*$
Ben Wood Admitted.
Pierre.—The supreme court has ad
mitted Ben M. Wood, a son of the late
Chauncy Wood of Rapid-City, the cer
tificate being granted on his diploma
rom the law department of the state
niversity,
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Wait for New Blanks.
Pierre.—All persons intending to
get blank forms for real estate trans
fers, mortgages, etc., should wait until
the new form which complies with the
law is issued. This form goes into
effect on the first day of July, and has
been adopted by the state association
of registers of deeds, and has been
passed upon by the attorney general.
In this new form it will be neces
sary for the instrument to contain the
postoffice address of the grantee,
mortgagee and assignee and this post
office address will be required before
the instrument can be put on record.
Would Advertise State.
Pierre.—A suggestion has been
made that a portion of the fund pro
vided for publicity in this state by the
last legislative session be used to pay
for an exhibit at the land show in Chi
cago, in November next. This show
artracts visitors all over the country,
and it is thought that no better use
could be made of a part of the fund,
toward securing publicity for the
state, than to apply it toward making
a showing at that time where it will
be seen by people from every section
of the Union.
Another Irrigation Scheme.
Deadwood.—Deadwood and Lead
men are working out a scheme which
if put into action will prove of inesti
mable value to the farming districts
below Whitewood and through which
Whitewood creek runs. For many
years it has been the practice of sev
eral mining companies to dump their
tailings into Whitewood creek, and
for tnis reason its waters have been
useless to the agricultural lands
through which it passes. A recent in
vention by a Massachusetts man, who
claims to be able to separate the tail
ings so as to discharge clear water
from the plants, is to be tried. Money
has been raised to finance the project
and by this means it is hoped to be
able to irrigate thousands of acres of
land in this and Meade counties now
suffering for water.
An Automobile Road.
Hot Springs.—An automobile road
from here to Sylvan lake, a distance
of thirty-five miles, will be built early
this summer by the combined efforts
of the county atuhorities of Custer and
Fall River counties and the coopera
tion of local automobile owners. The
route will be via Wind cave and Cus
ter, and passing through mountainous
country will be one of the most at
tractive drives in the countrv.
College Boys "Stung."
Vermillion.—About 75 University of
South Dakota boys attempted to at
tend the evening performance of Yan
kee Robinson's circus free of charge.
When approaching the tent in a body
all. ready for a grand rush into the
tent, tbey were quickly halted by some
husky stake drivers armed with stakes.
Part of the boys paid their admittance,
and the rest returned quietly with bro
ken ranks to their homes.
STATE ITEMS OF INTEREST
Jacob Mantel, living near Hudson,
narrowly escaped death as the result
of being bitten by a pet cat. His left
hand was badly lacerated and blood
poisoning set In. For several days he
was in a serious condition, but hard
work on the part of physicians pulled
him through.
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The storehouses and office of the
Manhattan Oil company at Mitchell
took fire and were totally destroyed.
In the building were about 2,000 gal
lons of lubricating oils, several bar
rels of gasoline and four or five bar
rels of kerosene, which exploded
when the flames reached them.
The Woonsocket board of education
is experiencing a great deal of diffi
cuty in securing grade teachers to fill
vacancies for the coming year, the
board having elected several appli
cants who have already cancelled
their contract. The board members
are considering the idea of enforcing
a state law wherein a teacher who vio
lates a contract once signed is subject
to having her certificate of teaching
revoked.
A Substitute for Kissing.
A Maori clergyman, who is sojourn
ing for a time in Chicago, purposes to
effect what he regards as a greatly
needed reform. The civilized custom
of kissing not only does not appeal to
htm, but he affects to believe that It
only thinly veils potential dangers.
Recognizing the necessity of some sub
stitute, he purposes to Introduce the
Maori custom of rubbing noses. The
motive of this redeemed aborigine la
unquestionably good, but it is doubtful
whether his proposed safeguard will
prove efljcaclous. For It is obvious
that in denaturlzlng the Caucasian sal
ute of affection he has retained tempt
ing opportunities which might prove
Irresistible.
[Wj The Thing Desirable.
So deport your life tliat when con
templating the future you- will b«
thinking of glory Instead of the grave.
Thumps the Doc
Voltaire despised doctors, and, like
Macbeth, thought it well to "throw
physic to the dogs." The French au
thor once said: "A physician is a m»n
who pours drugs of which he knows
little into the body of a man of which
he knows less."
What He Was At
"Ha!" shouted the rich man, War
ing cautiously over the stairway "i
want you!" "Well." chuckled the
burglar, reaching tor the silver. "I .J
at your service, sir."
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WELCOMED BY MEN WHO
SMOKE
"-V WMM
Particular men who smoke realize
how offensive to people of refinement
is a strong tobacco breath, and how
objectionable to themselves is that
"dark brown taste" in the mouth
after smoking.
Paxtlne Toilet Antiseptic is worth
its weight in gold for this purpose
alone. Just a little in a glass of water
—rinse the mouth and brush the teeth.
The mouth is thoroughly deodorized,
the breath becomes pure and sweet
and a delightful sense of mouth clean
liness replaces that dark brown to
bacco taste.
Paxtine is far superior to liquid an
tiseptics and Peroxide for all toilet
and hygienic uses and may be obtain
ed at any drug store 25 and 50c a box
or sent postpaid upon receipt of price
by The Paxton Toilet Co., Boston,
Mass. Send for a free sample.
A MEAN REMARK.
Mrs. Homely—My husband is ex»
tremely hard to pleaEe.
Miss Caustique—Indeed! You don't
look it.
CRIMINAL NEGLECT
OF SKIN AND HAIR
Cuticura Soap and Ointment do so
much for poor complexions, red,
rough bands, and dry, thin and fall
ing hair, and cost so little that it is
almost criminal not to use them.
Think of the suffering entailed by
neglected skin troubles—mental be
cause of disfiguration—physical be
cause of pain. Think of the pleasure
of a clear skin, soft white bands and
good hair. These blessings are often
only a matter of a little thoughtful,
timely care, \lz.:-—warm baths with
Cuticura Soap, assisted when neces
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