Lexington Leader. (Lexington, Okla.), Vol. 18, No. 19, Ed. 1 Friday, January 29, 1909 Page: 2 of 8
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She looked at me a moment without
replylnK. then walked to the door and
"Yes, miss." she paid; "Dnn 'us
ope*. Not that they're very 'lull
'ci>es, fur l)an ain't much at looldn' at
Hie bright side, ltut 'e li do 'Is dooty,
"Well, I really want t know."
"What do you think yourself?"
The question had often been pro-
pounded to me, and I knew that a
definite answer would be merely
ground for argument.
■ i think you are horrid. But then,"
Illustrations by Ray Walters
nilriK. and I think Miss Kllzabeth ma> -.he paused reflectively, "pcrhap« you'd
find lier l inn, though of course I can't ! better not answer after all. I would
■.... ,i j)ate to t|,in]c KHzabeth did not care
as much for me as I do for her, yet It
doesn't seem to me she can. You may
laugh, but of course you don't under-
stand how we feel about it."
Our paths separated here, fiabrielle,
with her arms full of roses, went on
to the village while I picked my way
carefully along the shore to the rocks.
It was useless to look again, as I
well knew, yet I searched conscien-
tiously for some time, then sat down
to rest beside the ashes of our last
night's fire. I really do not know of
anything more depressing than ashes
j when one is rather tired and inclined
lie sure—no more can Dan. Now you d
better go to bed. .Miss Ellse, fur you
need your sleep and I ueed mine."
I was Very willing to follow tills
advice, and felt' hopeful that morning
would bring good news to Elizabeth,
for Mary Anne's brother had inspired
me with a reeling of confidence Uor-
don Bennett's diver had not produced.
As 1 lay thinking dreamily of him
and wondering whether he would get
his boat out early and go to work a
sudden recollection of his appearance
We were all familiar with Mary
Anne's brother. Me was a short,
11 opj rig lit, J. I' l.lpplucoUCo.)
Ktncklly built man, with very broad to j)0 introspective. They seein to
shoulders and short bowed legs. It typify so remorselessly the inevitable
seemed improbable that he could east outcome of human desires and am-
a shadow like a pair of ton^s, but i |,|tions.
then as every one knows shadows are gQ | SJlt watching the glow of the
REALLY HAD NO KICK COMING.
According to Expert Opinion, Play-
wright Had Got Off Easy.
That Beerbohm Tree, the player,
has a caustic wit Is evidenced by an
Incident wherein he and an unknown
The writer had obtained permission
to read his offering to Tree. The actor
evinced no great degree of enthus-
laam, either during or after the read-
ing; but he did take the manuscript,
upon which he scribbled hastily a few
suggest ions for its betterment.
"See here, Mr. Tree," wuh the indig-
nant ejaculation of the ambitious play-
wright, "it's hardly fair of you to dis-
pose of my work in this summary aad
nonchalant fashion. I'd have you
k.iow that this play cost me a year's
"So?" queried Tree. "My dear fel-
low, any imparlial judge would giva
you at least five!"—Harper's Weekly.
Three fflrls Elizabeth, Clabrlelle and
KliR" Mturted for Canada to Hpciid tli«>
Hummer tlu*re. On board Hteiiiner they
were frightened by an apparently dement-
«>d Htranwr, who, finding a bag belonging
to one of lhern, took enjoyment In srru-
tinlzing a photo of the trio. Kllse shared
tier Htateroom with a Mrs. Graham, also
bound for Canada. The young women on
i sightseeing • tour met Mrs (Jraham,
anxiously awaiting her husband, who hud
i mania for sailing. They were intro-
duced to Lord Wilfrid and Lady Kdlth.
A rottage by the ocean was rented by
the tri< for the summer. lOllzabeth
learned (hat m friend of her father's was
to call. Two men called, one of them
being (he queer acting stranger on the
uteainer T.b« girls wen- t at home,
but discovered by the cards l<ft that one
of t he men was Elizabeth's fathers
friend. The men proved to be John C.
Itlnke and Gordon Uentiett A wisp of
yelUww hair from Mr. Graham's pocket
fell Into the hands of Kline Mrs. Gra-
ham'!* hair was black. Lady lOdlth told
the girls of a robbery of Jewels at the
hotel. Kenrlng for the safety of her own
gems, she left them In a safe at the cot-
tage. Mr. Gordon Bennett was properly
introduced, explained Ids uueer actions,
returned the lost bag und told of inysteri-
oui doings of • year before connected
with the cottage. Exploring the eellui
one of the girls found a sphinx cuff-bul-
ton, the exact counterpart of which both
Gordon Bennett and Lady Kdlth were
found to possess, also. Kllse, alone, ex-
plored the cellar, overhearing a conver-
sation there between Mary Anne and a
man. He proved to be her son. charged
with murder. The young women agreed
to keep the secret. Lady Kdlth told a
■tory of a lost love In connection with
the sphinx key. Kllse :ind Gordon Ben-
nett discovered Lady Kdlth and Mr Gra-
ham, the latter displaying a marvelous
ciarltone voice. At a supper which was
held on the rocks Elizabeth rather mys-
teriously lost her ring, causing a search
by the entire parly.
sunset, and thinking of many things
in a disconnected sort of way. I
thought of Gabrielle and Elizabeth,
and of their friendship which seemed
so wonderfully satisfying; I also re-
membered the shadows of the previous
night and my unnecessary agitation
over them. Then I recalled Gabrielle's
parting words with something akin
to a sigh. Perhaps, as she said, I did
not understand, but I thought I did
and envied them heartily.
J* confess to being foolishly blue as
Modern Buildings Inferior.
In modern buildings the cement and
mortar are the weakest points; in the
buildings which the Romans and
Greeks raised thousands of years ago
the cement and mortar are the strong-
est points, and hold good while the
very stones they bind together crum-
ble away with age. With all our sci
ence we can not make such cement
and mortar, and. therefore, we can not
construct such buildings as the an-
not lo bo. depended upon.
| "I don't like suppers on the rocks,
"No, I think they're beastly."
It was the next afternoon and Ga-
brielle and I were sitting on the ver-
anda. 1 was pretending to read, while
she was frankly doing nothing.
The day had dragged heavily. My
oonfldence in Mary Anne's brother had
been misplaced, for he had not ap-1
peared in triumph with the ring and g $],<$ jocks listening to tho
we felt rather aggrieved in conse- s? th© waves, fop R was sure no
quence. j one was speculating whether they
Of course wo had all visited tho j |ove(| me more than I did them, and
rocks many times, separately and col- j felt, very lonely in consequence. The
lectively, but had returned empty- ; tide was low and the ocean calm and
Mr. Dude—I was thinking how much
f resemble your carpet—always at
your feet, you know.
Miss Sly—'Tea, very femdft like my
carpet. I'm going to shake it soon.
SKIN ERUPTION CURED.
handed and rather cross. Even the
Canadian sun is lio* at midday in j
summer, and continued Ineffectual
stooping among rocks and loose stunt's
uninteresting, so I turned my back to
It, preferring to watch the sun re-
luctantly surrender the world to the
moon, which would soon come up out
would have its effect upon the most ( ,]■ ^water just as it had done last
angelic disposition. Then, too, Gor-
don Bennett had not appeared with his
diver, nor had we heard further from
I,ord Wilfrid on the subject, so our
faith in mankind had suffered accord-
ingly. I also wished something pleas-
ant would happen and agreed with
Gabrielle that the afternoon was end-
A diversion was here created by the !
appearance of Mr. Graham, who car j
rled a bunch of long-stemmed white J
roses that certainly were never the
product of the island. Mrs. Graham
had sent them with her love and apolo- j
After a moment's Indecision I crept
across the room and looked out from
behind the drawn curtain. There was
nothing in sight. In the clear hum®
light I could see quite as distinctly
as by day, and the white stillness was
wonderfully comforting, "t was rather
awesome, too, and while V felt the fas-
cination of the night i, was also con-
scious of the rather creepy sensation
one experiences when the world sleeps,
leaving one wakeful and alone with
Out before me stietcftefl tSie T>;i 1 h
leading IG the village and sny eyes
followed It. unconsciously unUU 14
turned sharply and disappeared. As
. I looked two shadows fell across it,
seeming very black against the sur-
rounding whiteness. One was short,
fat, and shapeless; the other long,
thin, and somewhat like an elongated
pair of tongs—a very specter of a
shadow. They moved, merged them-
selves into an indiscriminate mass,
separated and came together again, a
black Btreak marking their progress
around the corner.
I clung to the window frame, de-
riving some comfort from contact with
the solid wood. A pricking sensation
ran up and down my spine and 1 was
incapable of moving or uttering a
In a second I was glad I had not
spoken, for the shadows again de-
tached themselves. 1 heard the
crunching of gravel, and a familiar i
figure appeared around Uie turn of the ■
path. It was Mary Anne, a red shawl j
hold over her head, and no words can
express the ire lief and comfort at see-
ing her ample.figure prosaically pro- \
eeeding toward the kitchen door. I j
was rather Indignant, too. and went
down to ask her what she meant by
such nocturnal rambles.
I found her collapsed upon a kitchen j
chair, breathing heavily. Upon see
ing iny white-clad form close beside
her she uttered a stilled scream, then
Immediately stole my thunder by re ,
proaching me for prowling around ttw
house in the dead of night and fright-
ening people out of their wits.
In fact, she became so eloquent that
instead of the dignified rebuke 1 had
intended toiadminister I found myself
apologizing for my presence and prom
islng to be more considerate in tho
"Hut, Mary Anne," I ventured to re
mark, "where have you been? 1 was
frightened to death."
Mary Anno at once became pro-
pitiatory and sympathetic.
"Pore child," she exclaimed, "of
course you was upset! It was Miss
Elizabeth's ring—I got to thlnkin'
about the best way to find it. So 1
went to my brother Dan. Im as lives
in the little 'ouse jest below the bluff
(which you know is gospel truth,
miss). And I begged 'iyi to take 'Is
boat and go round them r.xjks early,
mi.--.-;, and see what 'e could flr.d +'ur
) wanted to give |t fto er fust tiling
when she wakes—"
Mary Anne paused for breath and I
felt a thrill of compunction, for, after
all, she had been out on our account
and solely to do a service.
"And that was your brother with
y"v 1 suppose," I remarked. "Does
U: f jik ho can find the ring?"
Familiar Figure Appeared.
Therefore I did not see two figures
walking along the shore and not until
1 heard my name in Mr. Blake's even
voice was I aware that I was no longer
alone, but that he and Gordon Bennett
were standing beside me, both looking
I rather amused.
"A penny for your thoughts," said
Mr. Blake, producing it.
"Nonsense," interrupted Mr. Ben-
nett; "they are worth more than that.
What will you take for them?"
"They are not even worth a penny.
I really don't believe I was thinking
"Has the ring been found?"
I replied that it. had not and that
we feared it must be in the ocean, aft*
| er all. Here I paused significantly, for
1 1 did not like to ask outright what had
become of the promised diver, yet. con-
J sidered a hint permissible under tli
I thought he looked ill at tasn
| he somewhat formally expressed his
j regret for the accident. His manner
was certainlj wy different from yes-
terday ami fi decided that the Incident
had begun to bore him. Mf. Xtlak®
wandered down to the water's jdge,
but Mr. Bennett seated 8)ims<plf 6e-
' side me.
"The world Is ®ut sit joint.'" he s*fr
• marked; "what # the matter?"
"I'm Cross," I admitted, "and
fully blue, please don't ask me why,
for I don't know myself."
He was wise enough not to pursue
tho subject, but began to talk upon
Impersonal matters, and after a while
I became quite cheerful and even won-
dered secretly what 1 had found to ba
melancholy about, for It was certainly
a very nice world after all.
(TO KB CONTINUED.)
gies for her hysterical outburst of the
night before, which, he was careful to
explain, was solely the result of her
physical condition. He hoped we had
not allowed their departure to break
up the party.
We told him about the lost ring and
he listened with interest. I thought
his expressions of regret and offers of
assistance were unnecessarily effusive,
but (hen, as Gabrielle said afterward,
Mr. Graham always went a lltll
far in everything.
FOR THE USERS OF TOBACCO.
Assertion That Plant Was Certainly
Placed Here for Good Purpose.
It is passing strange that, with all
the experience at command, the phy-
siologists are never In agreement as to
the effects of the smoking habit. Even
where lay opinion has been fairly well
established by the apparently well di-
too posted views of the scientists with re-
spect to certain phases of the whole
After a while he took his departure,] problem, they are wholly liable to up-
spying he did not like to leave Mrs 1 setting by the latest opinion. For ex-
Graham long alone in her present ample, two considerations have long
nervous condition. Gabrielle lifted the, b
roses and laid their heavy perfumed :
heads against her face.
"They are beautiful," she said; "but j
what shall we do with them?"
"Do with them?" I echoed.
"Yes, that's what I said. You know
it' Elizabeth ever gets one sniff she'll
have hay fever, and I'm sure I don't j
want to add that to her alllictions,
After a little consideration we de-
elded to transfer the roses to I.ady
Edith, and Gabrielle volunteered to
tako them to her at once.
"For they must not go into the
house," she said, "and if we keep them
out here any longer some enterprising
gri m might drift through the window i
and up Elizabeth's nose. Will you go
1 declined, saying I was going back |
to the rocks to have one more look |
We strolled along together to the j
point where our paths diverged and
Gabrielle became silent and preoc-
"Kllse," she said, speaking very
: olemnly, "1 am going to ask you a
1 iiuestion and I want a truthful answer,
i absolutely your honest opinion, you
• W ll?"
"Do you think 1 care more for Eliza-
beth than she does for me? Or does
I Elizabeth care more for me than I do
I laughed, and she continued half
' laughing also, yet wholly in earnest.
thought to be determined—that
moderate Indulgence In tobacco need
not be denied, and that the lad not
out of his 'teens would better abjure
tobacco altogether. It may be assert-
ed that man Is not a smoker by na-
ture; and certain effects of tobacco
seem to indicate, without especial ar-
gument, that the longer the acquire-
ment of the habit is postponed the bet-
ter for the human system. At the
same time the remote antiquity of the
tobacco plant suggests that it is one
of nature's unassisted growths; and,
if It were not designed for man to en-
joy in security, neither is it at all
clear that it is to bo classed with na-
ture's productions.—Providence Jour-
After several sudden jerks and ab-
rupt stops the Chicago man on the
southern railroad became apprehen-
sive. Calling the porter aside, he said:
"Sam, is this train safe?"
"Safe as any, sail." assured tli*
"Well, Is there a block system on
Sam's grlu extended from ear to
"Block system, boss? Why, we liab
de greatest block system in de world.
Ten miles back we were blocked by
a load of hay, six miles back we were
blocked by a u ulo, Just now we were
blocked by a cow and I reckon when
we get further souf w. 11 be bloc!.'id
by an alligator, lilock systen%
Well,. Ah should sniii
Was So Sore, Irritating and Painful
That Little Sufferer Could Not Sleep
Cuticura's Efficacy Clearly Proven,
"When about two and a half years
old my daughter broke out on her hips
and the upper parts of her legs with a
very irritating and painful eruption. It
began in October; the first I noticed
was a little red surface and a constant
desire on her part to scratch her limbs.
She could not sleep and the eruptions
got sore, and yellow water came out
of them. I had two doctors treat her,
but she grew worse under their treat-
ment. Then I bought the Cuflcura
Remedies and only used them two
weeks when she was entirely well.
This was in February. She has never
had another rough place on her skin,
and she is now fourteen years old.
Mrs. R. R. Whitaker, Winchester,
Tenn., Sept. 22, 1908."
SuttoT Srug * Chew. Curj, Solo Tiops, I'uSon.
'Too Much foe His Mind.
*My fist impulses," wailed tha Sad-
Eyed Individual, "are invariably good
Xn fact, H think that I day venture,
without fear t i titidua exaggeration, te
say that they ar« very good. But J
never act on th«-m? J always act on
second thoughts. This trait la my char-
acter has ruined my career, because
sny second thoughts are always bad!
tn fact, I think I may say, without feat
o£ misrepresentation, that they're
®WelJ,** suggested hft Wfc© Vae lis-
Sening, "'eft? don't yo® wait wis ti?
third thoughts, and act an them?"
Mournfully, despondently, the Sad-
Eyed Individual shook his head.
"My dear sir," he groaned, "I r.evos
had three successive thoughts about
anything in my life!"
"That baby, madam," said the doc-
tor to the proud and happy mother,
"will make his mark in the world
Note the fulfillment o£ the predic-
In less than 16 years that boy was
the scoreboard artist in a great base-
ball park.—Chicago Tribune.
"Cyril," said his mother, as they sat
down to the breakfast table, "did yoti
wash your face this morning?"
"Well, no—mamma," said he, slowly
evid«ntlv casting in his mind for an
excuse, "but," he added, reassuringly
"I cried a little before I came down
And the Other Kind.
Did you ever stand on a prominent
corner at an early morning hour and
watch the throngs of people on their
way to work? Noting the number who
were forcing themselves along be-
cause It meant their daily bread, and
the others cheerfully and eagerly pur-
suing their way because of love of
It is a fact that one's food hag much
to do with it. As an example:
If an engine has poor oil, or a boiler
is fired with poor coal, a bad result is
certain, Isn't it?
Treating your stomach right is the
keystone that sustains the arch of
health's temple and you will find
"Grape-Nuts" as a daily food is tho
most nourishing and beneficial you can
We have thousands of testimonials,
real genuine little heart throbs, from
people who simply tried Grape-Nuls
out of curiosity—as a last resort—with
the result that prompted the testimo-
If you have never tried Grape-Nuts
it's w'orth while to give it a fair impar-
tial trial. Remember there are mil-
lions eating Grape-Nuts every day—
they know, and we know If you will
use Grape-Nuts every morning your
work Is more likely to be joy-work, be-
cause you can keep well, and with the
brain well nourished w-ork is a joy.
Bead tho "Road to Wellville" in every
jOackage-«',Jflie«!e' a tteason,""
Took It Out on the Boy
"What, you want
ing money?" exclaimed
"Look here, young man. when I wan
a boy my father never gave me a doK
lar to spend foolishly. I w*as taught
to consider myself lucky if 1 got a
"Well," protested Hobby, "you don't
need to jump on me about it. Tell
your troubles to grandpa."
SPOIIN'S DISTEMPER CERE will j
cure anv possible rase of DISTEMPKIt,
I'INK lEYE, and the like among horses
of all ages, and prevents all others in the I
name stable from having the disease. Also j
cures chicken cholera, and dog distemper.
Any good druggist can supply you, or send
to mtrs. 50 cents and #1.00 a bottle. Agents j
wanted. Free book. Spohn Medical Co.,
Spec. Contagious Diseases, Goshen, Ind.
Jack's Faux Pas.
Maud—I noticed that you had Jack i
Clubberly to church with you Sun-
Bell—Yes, and the poor heathen Is j
so unused to going that he wanted the
Usher to check his hat and soat.
\ Save Your Lungs
JDun't neglect that cough. One pair
of lungs is all you'll ever have—treat
them well. Simmons' Cough Syrup j
will soothe and strengthen them, stop t
the cough and give you a chance to
sleep in peace.
A Cruel Snnuendo.
"Pop, are the man-hunting tribes ex-
"Yes, my son, until nexf leap year."
Strong drug cathartics simply aggravate
the condition—the true remedy for consti-
pation and liver trouble i?* found in (jar-
field Tea, the mild Herb laxative.
A woman no sooner forgives an In-
jury than she proceeds to forget about
having forgiven it.
VEI.LOW n.OTHES ARE UNSIGHTI.Y.
Keep them white with Red Cross Ball Blue.
All grocers sell large 2 oz. package, 5 cents.
The hand can never execute anything
higher than the heart can aspire.—
owWvc \>owt\s. cVeawses
a dollar for spend- QCCyC^g QWwVftQVCKCQUl\UY
To CeV'xfe bewcJvcvA
,a\\vtxys buy l\ve>
<3 nANuracTunro BV the
Fig Syrup Co.
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Per Salzer's catalog page 129.
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1000 kernels each of onlona, carroti. celery,!
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nips, 100 parsley, xoo tomktoea. 100 melons,]
1200 charming flower si-eds. in all
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money. Or. semi 20c and we will add one I
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Lewis' Single Binder straight 5c. Many
smokers prefer them to 10c cigars. \our
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these Little Pills.
They nlso relieve Di*
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Eating. A perfect rem-
edy for Dizziness, Nau-
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Taste in the Mouth, Coat-
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Side, TOilPID LIVER.
They regulate the Bowels. Purely Vegetable.
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Western Canada the Pennant Winner
The government of
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tler lbO acres of
land free and an
additional 160 acres
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American settlers making their homes in>
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becoming rich, growing from 25 to 5®
bushels wheat to the acre; 60 to 110 bush-
els oats and 45 to 60 bushels barley, be*
sides having splendid herds of cattle raised
on the prairie grass. Dairying is an im«
The crop of 19C8 still keeps Western Canada
In the lead. The world will soon look to it afc
"A Little Cold is a
and often leads to hasty disease and
death when neglected. There are
many ways to treat a cold, but there is
only one right way—use the right
is the surest and safest remedy known,
tcr Coughs, Croup, Bronchitis,
Whooping Cough, Asthma, Pleurisy.
It cures when other remedies fail.
Do something for your cold in time,
you know what delay means, you
know the remedy, too—Dr. D. Jayne's
Dottles In three sizes, $ 1, 50c, 25c
"The thins which most Impressed an wan the
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agricultural purposes." — Rational EdituruM
Low railway rates, good schools snd churchy
markets convenient, prices the highest, climate
T«ands ore for sale hr Hallway and Land Com-
Caides. Descriptive pamphlets and maps sent f rt «.
or railway rates and other in formation apply to
Superintendent of Immigration, Ottawa. Canada,o*
the authorized Canadian Government Agent:
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