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WE EAT POISONS EVERY DAY
if he Couple
(Copyrlcbt, 1913, by Auoctato4 Lltormry Irca.
Miss Cornelia, woodlne her nntmv
bed In the early May evening', turned
her back on tho couple next door.
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"' oi mat tneir oenavior was
; ever out or good taste, but their very
glances wero caresses, their house-
keeping a progress of cooing and
neBt building that made their neigh
bor's face a bit moro grim than tho
softness of young summer would seem
to warrant, she was finding that she
could not get away from love. Also
that tho great passion Ignores the
smnll matter of age. So, at nearly
forty, and after the lapse of nearly
twenty years, she found herself fond
Jlng a pansy plantand wondering
what had become of Steve Stratton.
Years do not aweeten the bitterness of
a woman deserted without explana
tion by her lover.
Sho weeded on, and heard young
Howard bid his wife good night as he
started on an errand down town.
Then she looked up to see the girl
wife coming toward her, and wishing
she did not make herself so unap
proachable to people.
"Good evening what a lovely
garden you will have before June Is
out! I wish I could make things
growl" Eugenia Howard's very voice
Miss Cornelia smiled and removed
her weeding gloves. She wore a
white dress with touches of black on
It, being In half mourning still for the
old father for whom she had cared so
many years. And one who bad known
tho rigid, stern, peavlsh old man
would not havo wondered at his
daughter's leaving the place wbero
she was brought up, end buying a
cottage In a town where she could
begin a Ufa of her own anew.
She led tho way to the porch,
seated her visitor, and sat In silence,
but it was a pleasant silence. She
was not without a sense of grim
humor, and read the question in the
young wife'B eyes.
"You are wondering why I havo
Dot married! Married women al
ways wonder that about unmarried
ones. They are sorry for us, too
which thoy needn't be, by any
Young Mrs. Howard blushed crim
son, went white again, and gave a
"Don't mind my bluntness," con
tinued Miss Cordelia, "It Is my way.
And I like you, and I have never
told a living soul why I am single.
At tho same time, before I tell you
why It 1b, let me tell you that hap
piness does not depend on othors,
but on ourselves. 1 am not unhappy.
I havo known dozens of marled
women whoso lives wero burdens.
But, all tho same, I was once ter
ribly In love terribly Is tho right
word. When thlugs went wrong It
nearly killed me, and If my mother
hadn't suddenly died nnd left me to
tho dally necessary caro of an In
valid father, I am sure I should have
gono half insane." Sho paused, and
tho young wife reached out for
her neighbor's band and gave It a
squeeze. There- was no sickly weak
ness in MIsb Cordelia sho straight
ened as Bho talked.
"I've alwayB wanted to tell some
body. I was only twenty, and loved
a man a few years older than I, a
childhood friend, very sensitive and
haughty. He was the son of the
village rich man. Father did not like
blm, but that did not change me.
We had never spoken our love but
one night I stolo out to meot him
and ho kissed me. We didn't need
words. The next day I had a letter
from him formally asking me to
marry blm. He knew my answer,
but I wrote it nevertheless. I told
blm about a little Billy half affair I
had had with another man, and that
I never cared for a soul but him,
and asked him to answer Immediate
ly and say It made no difference. I
also told him my father objected be
cause of the difference in religion
and fortune. Well, days passed, and
1 did not hear from him.
"Then I found be had gono on a
business trip-for bis father. I wait
ed for his return, and still had no
iword from him. Finally, I wrote him
an angry little note I said a num
ber of hot things, among them that
I hoped never to Bee him again, that
he need not dare to come to see me;
that I would return unanswered any
thing he wrote! Then, without tell
ing my mother why, I coaxed to go
for a visit to a cousin.
! "i went In a few days my mother
died of heart failure, and I hurried
home. After the funeral and the
trouble was over I remembered my
lover. He Had gone to Canada. I
never saw nor heard from him again."
"What a shame!" murmured Eu
The 'older woman showed a placid
face. She rost and pulled at a grow
"It wasn't Just losing him," sho
said. "It was knowing that his feel
ings for me was just a caprice, and
that be was sorry he had asked me
to marry blm; that he took the
Billy, exaggerated confession of my
post half-love, pitifully Innocent, for
another man, for an excuse to Jilt
met He was not worth It, of course;
but It nearly killed me! I would feel
bitter, even now, if I knew he bad a
worthy reason for bis treatment of
me, or It be bad been man enough
to tell me straight outl A Bote Ilk
my last one should havo made blm
sock ino out In spite of myself! He
might hnvo como! At least, he might
hno written!" Her tono was a little
angry and spirited.
"Something you don't know may
have happened," answered Mrs. How.
nrd, gently. "Things happen to men,
too. I havo an undo who has never
married. My mother told me a little
about It. The girl did not answer his
letters; her father, lu her namo, sent
him from tho door without explana
tion, and she finally dismissed him
in a note I imagine something Ilka
tho note you say you wrote. Don't
"I have waited twenty years foi
him to clear himself," said Miss Cor
nelia. "I think that Is enough. I
shall never mention him again I
don't see why I have at all but
somehow you made me, with your
bright eyes questioning me! Shall 1
get jou a wrap? It Is chilly for
The matter of MIsb Cornelia's love
wbr not mentioned again, but the
young wife and her husband came
very close to her heart. They ap
pealed to her latent desire to mother
something. She advised, helped, took
them through several little crucial
times. One of these was a quarrel,
very slight, when they were fixing
tip a room for Eugenia's uncle to
come to stay with them. Young
Howard wanted the older man to
come tho Invitation had come from
him, rc&do and accepted for a month.
The quarrel was some silly thing
about furnishing the room, but tho
young wife spent the better part of
two daya in tears about it Finally
Cornelia Braden marched over, and
In her militant fashion Inquired into
That evening she waited until she
saw Howard cnter and followed
"Don't bo idiots I" she Bald to
both of them. "He doesn't want
you to tire yourselves out making
chintz hangings, and you ought to
let him worry about you. He likes
it! She likes to fuss for her uncle,
and you ought to let her a woman
has to fuss! Kiss and make up,
A week later, on a night train
camo the , uncle. Miss Cornelia,
wakened from her sleep by the wel
come almost beneath her window,
wished the old man she had some
how taken his ago for granted in
Halifax, and before dropping off
again remembered that on the mor
row sho must unbox, air and re
pack certain of her father's gar
ments which she had not in the two
years since his death had tho heart
Good aB her Intention sho began
her day early. It was Juno, balmy,
dewy and sweet Evidently the
Howards were not up yet. Cornelia
Draden, for all hor forty years, wan
good to look upon as sho emerged
Into her grassy back yard carrying
an armful of faded black clothing.
Her morning dress was crisp and
blue, her firm-fleshed face rosy,, her
eyes bright There was hardly a
gray hair in her ruddy crown of
hair. With her back to the Howard
cottage she pinned the old-fashioned
coats and trousers to the line and
began brushing away at them.
If tho neighbors had not all been
slccepy-heads, they might have seen
Romance. For a man's held, sightly
touched with gray, thrust Itself from
the newly furnished Howard guest
room. A pair of broad shoulders be
came visible, gray-clad, manly. The
stranger's gray eyes perceived Cor
nelia Draden at her work, stared at
her, continued to stare. But sho
did not note.
Like all good housewives, she was
fighting dirt. She seized a coat,
shook It, sneezed, and shook It again,
this time upside down. A number
of papers and letters fell to the grass.
She atopped and picked them up,
turning them over.
There was something queer In her
attitude. She atood looking down
at the letters, ono band raised to her
head, and then she gave a little moan
and sat down In the wot grass, put
ting both hands over her face, the
letters in her lap. her blue dress
crushed In folds about her.
The man next door came quickly
through the window, leaped the low
stone fence, and stood before her.
"Cornelia! Cornelia!" he said, in
the deep voice that she might have
recognized the night before. "Cor
nelia!" It seemed foolish to say her
name again, but Stephen Stratton did
say it time after time. She looked op
at him, dumb, and ho knelt beside ber
and took her bands in his. Then be
saw the letters he had written ber
twenty years before, five oMhem, all
unopened, carried all those years In a
bard, obstinate old man's pocket
Forgetful of everything but blm,
she leaned to meet his kiss. Then
they both rose to their feet
"Cornolla," he said, "I want you to
believe in me again before we read
those letters together. Will your
She was leading the way to her cot
tage, be Just behind. Her bearing
was fine and proud, and she turned
her bead over her shoulder to smile
at him. She nodded.
"We'll be as happy," she said, "as
the couple neit door. They have
been teaching me that; I have always
wanted you in asjr heart!"
Even Common Salt, In Large Quantl
ties, la Sure Death, and 8o It
When tho doctor told mo ho was
prescribing prusslo ncld for tho pain
In my stomach, I said I would rathet
keep tho pain than tako such a
"You need not havo tho slightest
fenr," ho assured mc. "Why, you at
poisons every day. When tho Chinese
want to commit suicide, ono of their
favorlto plans Is to tako half a cup of
"Yes. In large quantities common
alt is a violent Irritant It sets up se
vere Inflammation of tho stomach, and
kills as surely as arsenic.
"Saltpeter, that colors bacon and
corned beef on attractive red, ia a
powerful poison. Ono ounce has killed
a person In three hours. Many people
havo been poisoned by this salt.
"You must know that your Christ
mas pudding and tho icing of your
wedding cako are incomplete unless
flavored with bitter almonds. I am
not sura how many bitter almonds it
takes to kill a man, but they contain
a good deal of this prusslc acid that
you object to.
"Oxalic ncld, with which foolish peo
ple so often commit suicide, is the
Bait which gives rhubarb and sorrel
their pleasant flavor. It is a violent
irritant and dreadfully painful poison.
"Need I tell you that caffeln, the ex
hilarating principle of coffee and tea,
la a poison?
"In nearly all our condlmentl ftm
cat poison. The oils of nutmeg, clove&j
black pepper, cinnamon, peppermint
enrrawuy, horseradish, thyme, etcj
nre all poisonous in large doses. Black
pepper contains a fiery, volatile oil,
capable of burning a holo in your
stomach, if it was not moved on, while
its plperlne is n sure poison. Cay
enne pepper, or capsicum, la Btlll more
"But, besides polsonB which we take
from choice, there are otherB which it
la ImpoBBlble to avoid swallowing in
these days of complex feeding. Arsenic
is a very common ingredient in beer,
Jam, sweets, etc., made with glucose.
Fortunately, the liver acts more or
less as a filter nnd saves us from seri
ous consequences." St. Louis Globe.
Probably Actor Still Wonders.
In London lately, where Charles
Frohman revived "Peter Pan" for the
ninth consecutive season, J. M. Bar
rle came Into the Duke of York's thea
ter ono day toward the end of the re
hearsal period. Mr. Barrle even in
a theater housing one of his own suc
cesses has moro the manner of an ob
scure understudy in the company than
the author of the play. But this day,
catching sight of him, a prominent
nctor In the company trotted over to
tho playwright with this idea on his
lips: "I say, Mr. Barrle, I have now
been playing this part for eight years;
might I not bo featured on the pro
gram during this tour; say, as a re
ward, a sort of cordon bleu, you
know? Featured?" asked Mr. Bar-
rle, who In reality 1b not at all familial
with the idioms of tho stage. "Yes,"
continued tho actor. "Can't I havo
the word 'and' before my name bo that
the program will read 'and Mr.
Blank?'" "Why not 'but?'" replied
Mr. Barrio without moving his eyes a
hair's breadth from their steady, far
away gaze out into tho dark, empty
Al Bets Off.
Thcro is a certain New York celeb
rity noted for three things his else,
which is tremendous; bis apparel,
which is dazzling; and his appetite,
which beggars description.
On a certain morning he went into
a swagger Fifth avenue restauran'
and ordered, among other things, t
double portion of bam and eggs, some
country sausage, mash and milk
corned-beef bash and buckwheat caket
with maple sirup.
All these things were brought tc
him at once. . He put them all on one
enormous platter and proceeded tc
slice everything up together. Twc
women watched blm in horror from
the next table.
"My dear," said one, "that is th
most appalling thing I ever witnessed!
I'll wager a box of candy be eats that
mcss with bis knife."
"I'll tako the bet," said the other,
"He is dressed like a gentleman and,
despite his barbaric taste in food, I
wager be'II eat it with a fork."
They both lost. He ate it with 8
spoon. Saturday Evening Post
Can't Down the Irish.
An Irishman Just landed got work
on the New York Central a flagman
at Tarrytown. His first day on tho
Job ho waved the red danger signal be
fore the Empire State express. The
brakes screeched down. The train
stopped, and the crew ran up.
"What's the matter? Why did you
stop this train?" the conductor do
"Well" began the flagman.
"Don't you know its a state's prison
offense to stop a train without cause?"
the conductor exclaimed. "Why, we're
20 minutes late now."
"Thafa Just It," was the answer,
"Where have you been the last 20
Wisps of breakfast bacon, delicately
broiled, make the most appetising of
sandwiches, especially it put between
toasted sippets ot graham bread. The
mall shreddlngs of bacon must He on
lettuce and be seasoned with paprika
or red pepper. These are as appetis
ing cold as hot.
ALCOHOL a PMnt'M?
Aperfcet Remedy for Cm
Hon, Sour Stomach.nianroa
Exact Copy of Wrapper.
NO MORE OF THAT MEDICINE
Mary Had Her Mind Made Up as to
Further Doses of Unquenchable
A Yonkcrs, N. Y., physician hnd n
hegro cook who wns a chronic com
plainer. One day alio enmo In groan
ing wltth a nilflcry la hor side nnd the
doctor offered to prescribe for her.
Ho wont to the dining room, poured
out a spoonful of gamo sauce, stirred
In Boino English mustnrd and sprin
kled on some cayenno pepper, nnd
handed tho tlobc to tho sufferer, tell
ing her to take It down ntoneswnUow.
It was two weeks or moro beforo
Mary turned up with a new pain. This
timo It was In her other side. Her
employer offered to mix her another
dofio of his medicine.
"No, sub!" said Mary, firmly. "I'm
much obliged to you, doctor; but I'so
dono got my mind mndo up never agin
to drink notbln' what water won't
squench!" Sntunlny Evening Post.
FOR EVERY FAMILY
To the head of every family tho
health of its different members ia
most important,. nnd tho valuo of an
agreeable laxative that is certain In
Its effect Is appreciated. Ono of tho
most popular remedies In tho family
medicine chest Is a combination of
simplo laxatlvo herbs with pepsin that
Is known to druggists nnd physicians
as Dr. Caldwell's Syrup Pepsin. This
preparation Is mild and gentlo In Its
action on the bowels, yet positive In
its effect. A dose of Syiup Pepsin at
night means relict next morning,
while its tonic properties tone up and
strengthen the muscles of stomach,
liver and bowels so that theso organs
are able in a short time to again per
form their natural functions without
Druggists everywhere sell Dr. Cald
well's Syrup Pepsin in COc nnd $1.00
bottles. If you have never tried this
simple, inexpensive, yet effective
remedy, wrlto to Dr. W. D. Caldwell,
201 Washington St., Montlcello, 111..
and ask for a samplo bottle. Dr. Cald
well will be glad to send It without
any expense to you whatever.
Might Not Get the Children.
A young lady of ten was discussing
her future with ber mother.
"Yes, momrale," Bho said, "I shall
get married and I shall have four chil
dren." "That will be nice I" commented the
"Not" continued the young lady
after a minute or two of deep thought.
"Maybe I won't have four children.
I might marry a bachelor I "Saturday
Her Chief Characteristic.
Miss Green, who was giving the
class a lesson in mythology, turned
suddenly to one untidy little fellow
"Brownman, tell me for what vir
tues Diana was especially celebrated."
"For takln' baths," replied Brown
Mrs. WmeloWa Soothing Brrup for Children
teething, aof tens tbe arums, reduced Inftamme
ties, allays pain, curea wind colic, Uo a bottle.
If money talks it must be in silvery
tones, for we aro told that silence is
Perhaps the surest thing In this life
is the friend you can't depend on
when you really need him.
Don't make shipwreck of your health when
k eourae of CJarnclu Tea can cure you of
Many a man Ib kept busy during his
spare time In explaining things to his
Children Cry for Fletcher's
Tho Kind You Hnvo Always nought, and which has boon
. In two for over 80 years, has homo tho slgnaturo of
) nnd linn
All Counterfeits, Imitations and "Jiwt-ns-gootl" nro but
Experiments that trlflo with and endanger tho health of
Infants and Children Experience against Experiment
What is CASTORIA
Costorla Is a harmless substitute for Castor Oil, Pare
gorle, Drops nnd Soothing Syrups. It is Pleasant. It
contains neither Opium, Morphlno nor other Narcotlo
substance Its ago Is Its guarantee It destroys Worms
and allays Fovcrlshncss. It cares Diarrhoea and "Wind
Colic. It relieves Teething Troubles, cures Constipation
and Flatulency. It assimilates tho Food, regulates tho
Stomach and llovrcls, giving healthy and natural sleep.
Tho Children's Panacea Tho Hooter's Friend
GENUINE CASTORIA ALWAYS
The Kind You Have Always Bought
In Use For Ovsr 30 Years
Tired of It.
Tho four-year-old had taken his re
proof In a gratifying spirit, hnd ad
mitted his fault, and sued sweetly for
pardon. Encouraged by his roccptlvo
attitude his mother ventured to add
a few general ethtcnl truths; but with
tho first hint of transition from tho
concroto to tho abstract n mild ro
Bontmcnt dawned In his cyo.
"Mother," ho demanded, respectful
ly but flrmly, "when Ib this con
versation going to stop!" Hnrpcr's
An Exception to the Rule.
"Jinks Is u man who lias his ham
mer out on all occasions."
"I bet thcro Is one occasion whore
"When it's time to put down the
A Quarter Century
Dcforc tho public. 0cr Five Million Free
Samples given nwny eneli yenr. Tho con
stant nnd increiifcitiR kiIch fium tamplcs
motes the genuine merit of AllenV Font
)fv, the nntiseptic jinurier to lie slinkcn
into the bhoes for Tired, AHiing, Nwollen
Tender feet. Kmiplo fiee. Address. Allvu
S. Olmetcd, Lu Hoy, N. Y.
Gibson nut tho houso Is over a
mile from tho stntlon, you udtnlt.
Agent Yes, but tho rooms nro bo
Email you will only havo to walk tho
baby eight feet from his llttlo crib.
To remove nicotine from tho teeth,
disinfect tho mouth nnd purify the
brenth nftcr smoking, Paxtlno Ib n
boon to nil. At druggists, 2Co n box
or sent postpaid on receipt of price by
Tho Paxton Toilet Co,, Boston, Mass.
As soon as a woman discovers that
she fs unable to reform hor husband
sho begins on her neighbors.
FOR THE WOMAN WHO THINKS AND FEELS.
' Sotae women pomplala that they periodically suffer from dull and heavy feel-'
togs, or dizziness in the head, nervomaess, paia and beariadowa feelias which
should not occajr to tbe normal healthy woman. But most every woman is subject
to these paias at some time in her life, due to abnormal conditions in life, suck
as corsets, over-taxed strength, bad air, poor or improper food, wet feet, ilutfish
liver, etc A regulator and female tonic made from native medicinal roots witb
pure glycerin, and without the ate of aloobol, called
DR. PIERCE'S FAVORITE PRESCRIPTION.
baa proven Its value in thousands of oases, like the following t
MBKatAaTBt. """ ""fr
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as euro as you treat all your horses with It. you will aoon
be rid of the dlsciue. It acta oh a euro preventive no mat
ter how they are "expoeed." 60 centa and fl a bottle; M
und 110 dozen bottles, at all good druggists, horao goods
nouses, or delivered by tho manufacturers.
IPOHN MEDICAL CO., Cktalitt tna gtettrioloeliU, 808HEN, INO., U.S. A
W. L. DOUGLAS
2.50 '3.00 '3.50 '4.00
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One pmlr t to. I. Deugfa 4M.OO rSt.SO Ae-ye Aoe will
Why dees W. L. Douglas tnake and sell morn fine shoes
than any ethevaannufceturer hi the world ? BECAUSE; he
stamps his name and price on the bottom nnd gnarants the
value, whkh roteets tho wearer against high prices and in
rotior shoos off other nukes. BECAUSE t they aro tho most
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Allow no ono to docolvo yon In this.
Why Rent a Farm
and be compelled to par to your landlord moat
of your hard-earned profile? Own your own
ra, secure rree nomeeteaa in
Manitoba, Batkatchewan or
Alberta, or purehaee
ana in one or thee
district! and bash
Land purchased I
y tare ago at 110.00 en
acre haa recently
chanced handa at
1500 an acre. The
cropa srown on these
1 a n d a warrant tha
advance. You can
by cattle ralslor.dalry tncmlaed
farming and train f rowing In
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Free bomeateod and are
empiloB areaa.aswtll as land
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Uanwliou Uovernmont Agent
W. V. BENNETT
nates write to tbe stent nearest yoa
i and eeaotlnae tha bah
la lsxwUst fieiha.
"ttile to ita Youthful OoTaeT
rnrruw uiit raiiinr.
IP Villi WlHTTft ICfilH flat EVBIMI
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saler. Klcitrlc powur. wiurr, fuel cheap. Uolldera
with capital needed. Imputation doubled ibis year,
W. N. U LINCOLN NO. 19-1912.
L Sanaaajih i il
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