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i r CRITICAL TIME OF WOMANS LIFE MyLacIyoftfelorili From 40 to 50 Years of Age. How It May Be Passed in Safety. BCE A wide-sprea- If you have the slightest doubt that Lydia 13. Pinkhams Vegeta- ble Compound will help you, write to Lydia E.Pinkham Medicine Co. (confidential) Lynn, Mass., for Your letter will be opened, Tead and answered by a woman, and held in strict confidence. ad-'vl- LIVES BLUEJAY ce. WOODS IN Hawks, Owls and Other Birds Are Teased and Tormented by These Noisy Birds. The bluejay likes best to live in thick woods, but it often comes into open fields, orchards and near dwellings in search of food. When it discovers you it assumes a proud and angry air of conceit and defiance. The bluejays upper parts are purplish-blue. The lower parts are sh-gray. The wings and tail are bright blue with black bars. The tail feathers are tipped with white. It has crested head. The bluejay builds its nest about twenty feet above ground. It is made of twigs ana fine roots. From four to six eggs are laid. They are of a greenish drab color flecked with brown. purpli- the bluejay Doubtless helped to name itself, as its common utterance is a long drawn, jay. jay, jay. This cry, with the bright blue color, has given It its name. While the, jay sings no song it is able to Imitate the calls of other birds, by which means it often attracts them. It likes to tease and torment the owl and especially the little sparrow hawk. This is done by imitating the cry of a wounded bird, which draws the hawk near. Then several jays will dart at the hawk squealing and frolicking about in great glee. Sometimes the play ends In a tragedy, for the hawk pounces upon one of them to the dismay of the others. Jays may be caged and tamed like crows and some writers say they can be taught to utter words. by Herman Bird Studies, C. Do Croat. Its Class. f don't like this for a man to go into. chicken-raisin- g , Why not? "Its such a kind of g business." 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Now I can do as much work as any woman of my age in the county, thanks to the benefit I have received from Lydia E. Pinkhams Vegetable Compound. I recommend your remedies to all suffering women. "Mrs. Martha L. Holloway, Odd, Va. No other medicine for womans ills has d and unqualireceived such fied endorsement. W e know of no other medicine which has such a record of success as has Lydia E. Pinkhams 'Vegetable Compound. For more than 30 years it has been the standard remedy for womans ills. 10VE STORY OF 'l.I V "WIIMWILIlSroCESSiSKING'' rtlnstratirms cojxeGm'&Acsxazttsco.-- bjoArtluirTAUUam$oiv jk Jpf -- y t t SYNOPSIS. The story opens In a Confederate tent ciitical stage of the Civil War. Gen. Lee Imparts to Capt. Wayne an Important message to Longstreet. Accompanied by Sergt. Craig, an old army scout, Wayne starts on lus mission. They get the lines of the enemy and in the darkness Wayne Is taken for a Federal officer and a young lady on horseback Is given in his charge. She Is a northern lrl and attempts to escape. One of the orses succumbs and Craig goes through with the dispatches, while Wayne and My Lady of the North are left alone. They seek shelter in a hut and entering It in the dark a huge mastiff attacks Wayne The girl shoots the brute Just In time. The owner of the hut. Jed Bungay, and his wife appear and soon a party of horsemen approach. They are led by a man claiming to be Red Lowrie, but who proves to be Maj. Brennan, a Federal officer whom the Union girl recognizes. He orders the arrest of Wayne as a spy and he Is brought before Sheridan, who threatens him with death unless he reveals the secret message. Wayne believes Edith Brennan to be the wife of Maj. Brennan. He Is rescued by Jed Bungay, who starts to reach Gen. Lee, while Wayne In disguise penetrates to the ballroom, beneath which he had been Imprisoned. He Is Introduced to a Miss Minor and barely escapes being unmasked. Edith Brennan recognizing Wayne, ays she will save him. Securing a pass through the lines, they are confronted by Brennan, who is knocked senseless. Then, bidding Edith adieu, Wayne makes a dash for liberty. He encounters Bungay; they reach the Lee camp and are sent with reinforcements to Join Early. In the battle of Shenandoah the regiment Is overwhelmed, and Wayne, while In the hospital, is visited by Edith Brennan. Wayne and Bungay are sent on a scouting detail, and arriving at the Minor place, Wayne meets Miss Minor and Mrs. and later Edith appears. Bungay, Waynes detachment Is besieged by guerrillas Brennan and bis men arrive and aid in repelling the Invaders until a rescuing party of bluecoats reach the scene. Brennan challenges Wayne to a duel; the latter fires In the air, and Is himself wounded. He bids Edith adieu and she expresses the hope that ,they may meet after the war. St a CHAPTER XXXVII. J war to be practically at an end, that our camp has become like a huge picnic pavilion. It is quite the fashionable fad just now to visit the front Mrs. Brennan accompanied the wife of one of the division commanders from her state Connecticut, you know. There was much I longed to ask regarding her, but I would not venturo to fan his suspicions. In hope that I might turn his thought I asked, And you; are you yet married? He laughed No. that happy day will not occur until after we are mustered out Miss Minor is far too loyal a Virginian ever to become my wife while I continue to wear this uniform. By the wav, Mrs. Brennan was asking Celia only yesterday if she had heard anything of you since the surrender. She is at Appomattox, then? No, at the headquarters of the Sixth Corps, only a few miles norU from here. And the Major? Caton glanced at me, a peculiar look in hiB face, but answered simply: "Naturally 1 have had small intimacy with him after what occurred at Mountain View, but he is still retained upon General Sheridans staff. At Mrs. Brennans request we breakfasted together yesterday morning, but I believe be is at the other end of the lines today. We sat down upon a bank, and for the time I forgot disaster while listening to his story of love and his plans for the future. His one thought Continued. he Hey, there, you gray-back- ! shouted, "hold on a bit! As 1 came to a pause and glanced back, wondering if there could be anything wrong with my parole, he swung his cap and pointed. That officer coming yonder wants to speak with you. Across the open field at my right, bidden until then by a slight rise of ground, a mounted cavalryman was riding rapidly toward me. For the moment his lowered head prevented recognition, but as he cleared the ditch and came up smiling, I saw it was Caton. "By Jove. Wayne, but this is lucky! he exclaimed, springing to the ground beside me. Ive actually been praying for a week past that I might see you. Holmes, of your service, told me you had pulled through, but everything is in such confusion, that to hunt for you would have been the proverbial quest after a needle In a haystack. You have been paroled then? Yes, Im completely out of It at last," I answered, feeling to the full the deep sympathy expressed by his face. It was a bitter pill, but one which had to be taken. I know it, old fellow," and his hand-grason mine tightened warmIf you have been beaten there ly. is no disgrace in It, for no other nation In this world could ever have accomplished it. ' But this was a case of Greek meeting Greek, and we had the money, the resources, and the men But. Wayne, I tell you, I do not believe there Is today a spark of bitterness in the heart of a fighting Federal soldier." 1 know, Caton," I said and the words came hard your fighting men respect us, even as we do them. It has been a sheer game of which could stand the most punishment, and the weaker had to go down. I know all that, but, nevertheless, It is a terrible ending to so much of hope, suffering, and sacrifice. Yes, he , admitted soberly, you have given your all. But those who survive have a wonderful work before them. They must lay anew the foundations; they are to be the of states. You were going home? I smiled bitterly at this designation of my journeys end. "Yea, if you can so name a few fields and a vacant negro cabin. I certainly shall have to lay the foundation anew most literally. Will you not lot me aid you? he T possess some questioned eagerly. means, and surely our friendship Is sufficiently established to warrant me In making the offer. You will not refuse? I must I answered firmly. "Yet I do not value the offer the less. Sometime I may even remind you of it, but now I prefer to dig, as the others must. I shall be the stronger for It, and shall thus sooner forget the total wreck." For a few moments we walked on together in silence, each leading hla horse. Wayne, he asked at length, glancing furtively at me, as If to mark the effect of bis words, did you !;now that Mr. Brennan was again with us?" I was not even aware abe bad been away. Oh, yes; she returned North immediately after your last parting, and came hack only last week. So many wives and relatives of the officers Un come down of late, knowing the p weed-grow- of Celia and the Northern home so soon now to be made ready for her coming. The sun sank lower into the western sky, causing Caton to draw down his fatigue cap until Its glazed visor almost completely hid his eyes. With buoyant enthusiasm be talked on, each word drawing me closer to bim In bonds of friendship. But the time of parting came, and after we had promised to correspond with each other, I had stood and watched while he rode rapidly back down the road we had traversed together. At the summit of the bill he turned and waved his cap, then disappeared, leaving me alone, with Ediths face more clearly than ever a torture to my memory of defeat her face, fair, smiling, alluring, yet the face of another mans wife. CHAPTER XXXVIII. My Lady of the North. walked the next mile thoughtfully, pondering over those vague hopes and plans with which Catons optimism had inspired me. Suddenly there sounded behind mo the thud oi hoofs, while I heard a merry peal of laughter, accompanied by gay exchange of words. I drew aMde, leading my horse Into a small thicket beside the rond to permit cavalcade to pass. It was a group of perhaps a dozen three or four Fedora! officers, the remainder ladles, whose bright dresses and Btniling fares made a most winsome sight. They glanced curiously aside at me as they galloped past. But none paused, and 1 merely glanced at them with vague Interest, my thoughts elsewhere. Suddenly a horse senied to draw buck from out of I te the center of the fast disappearing Party. I had led my limping horse out into the road once more to resume my journey, paying scarcely the slightest attention to what was taking place, for my head was again throbbing to the hot pulse of the sun. The party of strangers rode slowly away into the enveloping dust cloud, and I had forgotten them, when a low, sweet voice spoke close beside me; Cap tain Wayne, I know you cannot have forgotten me. She was leaning down from the saddle, and as 1 glanced eagerly up into her dear eyes they were swimming with tears. Never fo? one moForgotten! ment." 1 exclaimed; "yet 1 failed to perceive your presence until you spoke." s You appeared deeply burled in thought as we rode by, but I could not leave you without a word when I knew you must feel so bad. vih, but you, Captain Wayne, you have youth and love to inspire you for your mother yet lives. Truly it makes my heart throb to think of the upbuilding which awaits you men of the South. It is through such as you soldiers trained by stern duty that these desolated states are destined to rise above the ashes of war into a greatness never before equaled. I feel that now, in this supreme hour of sacrifice, the mep and women of the South are to exhibit before the world a courage greater than that of the battlefield. It is to be the marvel of the nation, and the thought and pride of it should make you strong. "It may Indeed be so; I can but believe it, as the prophecy comes from your lips. I might even find courage to do my part in this redemption were you ever at hand to Inspire. 1 am not a She laughed gently. Virginian, Captain Wayne, but a most loyal daughter of the North; yet if I so Inspire you by my mere words, surely it 1b not so far to my home but you might journey there to listen to my further words of wisdom. I have not forgotten the permission already granted me, and it is a temptation not easily cast aside. You return North soon? Within a week. I hardly knew what prompted me The last time we were to- told you I did not wholly ungether derstand you. It is no wonder, when you thought that of me. I am going to tell you my story. Captain Wayne it is not a pleasant task under these circumstances, yet one 1 owe you as well as Inyself. This may prove our last meeting, and we must not part under the shadow of a mistake, however innocently It may have originated. I am the only child of Edwin Adams, a manufacturer, of Stonlngtou, Connecticut. My father was also for several terms a member of Congress from that State. As the death of my mother occurred when I was but five years orn, all my father's love was lavished upon me. aud I grew up surrounded by every advantage which abundant means and high social position could supply. During all those earlier years my playmate and most intimate companion was Charles Brennan, a younger brother of the Major, and the son of Judge David Brennan of the State Supreme Court As we grew older his friendship for me ripened into love, a feeling which I found it impossible to return. I liked him greatly, valued him most highly, continued his constant companion, yet experienced no desire for closer relationship. My position was rendered the more difficult as it had long been the dream of the heads of both houses that our two families, with their contingent estates, should be thus united, and constant urging tried my decision severely. Nor would Charles Brennan give up hope. Wrhen he was twenty and I barely seventeen a most serious accident occurred a runaway in which Charles heroically preserved my life, but himself received injuries, from which death in a short time was inevitable. In those last lingering days of suffering, but one hope, one ambition, seemed to possess his mind the desire to make me his wife, and leave me the fortune which was his through the will of his mother. I cannot explain to you, Captain Wayne, the struggle I passed through, seeking to do what was right and best; but finally, moved by my sympathy, eager to soothe his final hours of Buffering, and urged by my father, I consented to gratify his wish, and v.. were united in marriage while he was on his deathbed. Two days later he passed away. She paused, her voice faltering, her eyes moist with unshed tears. Scarce knowing It, my hand sought hers, where It rested against the saddle. His brother, she paused slowly, now Major Brennan, but at that time a prosperous banker in Hartford, a man nearly double the age of Charles, was named as administrator of the estate, to retain Its management until I should attain the age of twenty-one- . Less than a year later m father also died. The final settlement of his estate was likewise entrusted to Frank Brennan, and he was made my guardian. Quite naturally I became a resident of the Brennan household, upon the same standing as a daughter, be Ing legally a ward of my husband'8 brother. Major Brennans age, and hiB tnoughtful kindness to me, won my respect, and I gradually rams to look upon him air ost as an elder brother, turning to him In every time of trouble for encouragement and help. It was the necessity of our business relation which first compelled me to come South and join Major Brennan In camp; as he was unable to obtain leave of absence, t was obliged to make the trip. Not until that time, Captain Wayne indeed, not until after our experience at Mountain View did I fully realize that Major Brennan looked upon me otherwise than as a guardian upon his ward. The awakening period pained me greatly, especially as I was obligpd to disappoint him deeply; yet I seek to retain his friendship, for my memory of his long kindness must ever abide. I am sure you will understand, and not consider me unwomanly In thus making you a confidant 1 can never be sufficiently grateful that you have thus trusted me, I said with an earnestness that caused her to lower her questioning ees. "It has been a strange misunderstanding between us, Mrs. Brennan, but your words have brought a new hope to one disheartened Confederate soldier. I must be content with hope, yet I am rich compared with thousands of others; infinitely rich In comparison with what I dreamed myself an hour ago. I held out my hand. There will come a day when I shall answer your Invitation to the North. "You ere on your way home? Yes; to take a fre-- '. old upon life, trusting that sometime In the early future I may feel worthy to come to you. Worthy?" she echoed the word, a touch of scorn In her voice, her eyes dark with feeling. Worthy? Captain Wayne, I sometimes think you the most unselfish man I ever knew. Must the sacrifices, then, always be made by you? Can you not conceive It possible that 1 also might like to yield up s'jmethlng? Is 't possible you deem me a woman to whom money Is a god?" No," I said, my heart bounding to the scarce hidden meaning of her Impetuous words, nor hve the sacrifices always been mine; you were once my prisoner. She bent down, her very soul It her eyes, and rested one white hand upon my shoulder. For an Instant w read each others heart In silence then shyly she said, I am still youi prisoner. THE END. others. I to voice my next question Fate, perhaps, weary of being so long mocked for I felt small interest In her probable answer. "Do you expect your husbands release from duty by that time? She gave a quick start of surprise, drawing In her breath as though suddenly choked. Then the rich color overspread her face. My husband? she ejaculated In voire barely audible, "my husband? Surely you cannot mean Major Brennan? But I certainly do, I said, wondering what might be wrong. Wbcm else could I mean? "And you thought that! she asked Incredulously. Why, how could you? "IIow should I have thought otherwise? I exclaimed, my eyes eagerly Why, searching her downcast face. Caton told me It was so the night I was before Sheridan; be confirmed It again in conversatl - less than an hour ago. Colgate, my Lieutenant, who met you In a Baltimore hospital, referred to him the same way. If I lave been deceived through all these months, surely everything and everybody conspired to that end you bore the same name; you told md plainly you were married; you wore a weddingring; you resided while r,t camp In his quarters; you called each other Frank and Edith. From first to lust not one word has been spoken by any one to cause me to doubt that His Right to Title. you were Ills wife. , 1 recall A French paper says that a Ne starting to explain all this to you once." she said, striving vainly Zealand chief had Just taken up hli to appear at ease. It was when wo restdcnco upon a piece of land, bit were interrupted by the sudden com- right to which was contested: ing upon us of Mr. and Mrs, Bungny. have got an undoubted title to tht Yet I supposed you knew, that you property," he observed, "as I ate tht would have learned the facts from preceding owner. MAST TREES FOR THE CROWN Mark of the Broad Arrow Was Placed on Pines in the Plymouth Colony. In the provincial charter of 1691, under which the Plymouth colony and the province of Maine were united with Massachusetts, it was provided that all trees of the diameter of 24 Inches and upward of 12 inches from the ground, growing upon land not heretofore granted to any private person, should be reserved to the crown f. r the furnishing of masts for the royal navy. Harpers Weekly observes. A surveyor general of woods was appointed to see that this provision of the charter was carried into effect. Near the coast all white pines of suitable dimensions were marked with the broad arrow three cuts through the bark with an ax, like the track of a crow. This was the kings mark. Long after the revolution had obliterated the royal authority men who had been taught in boyhood to respect the king's mark hesitated to cut such trees. In felling a tree it was necessary to "bed it to prevent its breaking. This was done by cutting the small growth and placing small trees across the hollow, so that there should be no strain upon one section more than upon another when the monster pine struck ground. The mast was hauled out of the woods on one strong sled, whether in winter or summer, and so many oxen were required that the hind pair were often choked In crossing a hollow, being hung up in their yoke by the pulling of those ahead of them. A mast hauling was a great event, and everybody within walking distance came to see it.' HANDS CRACKED SL Clair, Mo. about fifteen years AND BLED My trouble began agov It was what some claimed eczema. The form the disease worked under was a breaking out with watery blisters on my bands which would then dry and scale, and then would follow the trouble of cracking and bleeding, also itching and hurting. My hands were disfigured at the time, and sore. The trouble was very annoying, and disturbed my sleep. This last February it was ever so much worse than before. I did not do all my work on account of the condition of my bands. I could not put them In water without making them worse. I tried a lot of home remedies, also salves and liniments that claimed to be a cure for the trouble, but I did not obtain a cure. At last I saw the advertisement for Cutlcura Soap and Ointment. I sent for a sample. I thought they would box of cure, so I sent for a Cutlcura Ointment and some Soap. A doctor advised me to keep ahead with the Cutlcura Soap and Ointment and they cured me completely. No trace of the trouble refifty-ce- nt Cutl-cu- n, mains. (Signed) Mrs. Mary Taylor, Mar. 29, 1912. Cutlcura Soap and Ointment sold throughout the world. Sample of each Skin Book. Address free, with 32-post-car- d Cutlcura, Dept L, Boston. Barber Shops In China. Since the Chinese revolution a great many Chinese have had their cues cut off, and this has led to the opening of a large number of barber shops throughout the far east wherever Chinese are located, says an exchange. Several progressive business men of Singapore, anticipating this, Imported a large number of American barber chairs, and they are now unable to get supplies quickly enough. It has also been learned that the Chinese Insist on having American hair clippers, and refuse all other makes offered them. It would seem that American manufacturers of barbers supplies should experience a large increase ia their Oriental trade. Polar Exploration. North polar exploration had attracted the attention of adventurous and ambitious men for nearly 400 years before Peary reached the top of the world. Search for the south pole has always proved less attractive, and only during the last 140 years have explorers turned their attention toward the goal recently reached by Amuedsen. 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