The Schulenburg Sticker (Schulenburg, Tex.), Vol. 23, No. 30, Ed. 1 Friday, April 20, 1917 Page: 3 of 8
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THE SCHULE^BURG STICKER, SCHULENBURG, TEXAS
Look, Mother! See if tongue is
coated, breath hot or
"California Syrup of Figs" can't
harm tender stomach,
"W.C . 1ANNE]
(Copyright, by the Bobbs-Merrill Company.)
A PAINFUL ACCIDENT BRINGS TRUE ROMANCE TO THE
PARSONAGE GIRLS—MAYBE REAL LOVE
Mr. Starr, widower Methodist minister, is assigned to the con-
gregation at Mount Mark, la. He has five charming daughters. Pru-
dence, the eldest, Ifccps house for him. Fairy is a college freshman.
Carol and Lark, twins, are in high school. Constance is the "baby."
The activities of the Starr girls—Prudence's work, Fairy's school af-
fairs, the pranks of the youngsters—and the family perplexities
make the story; it is simply a recital of glorified homely incidents.
The preceding installment described the capture of a notorious burglar
in the parsonage and the reward promised the girls.
Every mother realizes, after giving
her children "California Syrup of Figs,"
that this is their ideal laxative, because
they love its pleasant taste and it thor-
oughly cleanses the tender little stom-
ach, liver and bowels without griping.
When cross, irritable, feverish, or
breath is bad, stomach sour, look at
the tongue, mother! If coated, give a
teaspoonful of this harmless "fruit lax-
ative," and in a few hours all the foul,
constipated waste, sour bile and undi-
gested food passes out of the bowels,
and you have a well, playful child
again. When the little system is full
of cold, throat sore, has stomach-ache,
diarrhoea, indigestion, colic—remem-
ber, a good "inside cleansing" should
always be the first treatment given.
Millions of mothers keep "California
Syrup of Figs" handy; they know a
teaspoonful today saves a sick child
tomorrow. Ask your druggist for a 50-
cent bottle of "California Syrup of
Figs^'k which has directions for babies
children of all ages and grown-ups
printed on the bottle. Beware of coun-
terfeits sold here, so don't be fooled.
Get the genuine, made by "California
Fig Syrup- Company."—Adv.
"Telephone girls are not allowed to
"What a field from which to select
LIFT YOUR CORNS
OFF WITH FINGERS
How to loosen a tender corn
or callus so it lifts out
Let folks step on your feet hereafter;
wear shoes a size smaller if you like,
for corns will never again send electric
sparks of pain through you, according
to this Cincinnati authority.
He says that a few drops of a drug
called freezone, applied directly upon
a tender, aching corn, instantly re-
lieves soreness, and soon the entire
corn, root and all, lifts right out
This drug dries at once and simply
shrivels up the corn or callus without
even irritating the surrounding skin.
A small bottle of freezone obtained
at any drug store will cost very little
but will positively remove every hard
or soft corn or callus from one's feet.
If yonr druggist hasn't stocked this
new drug yet, tell him to get a small
bottle of freezone for you from his
wholesale drug house.—adv.
The debtor of Siam after three
months may be seized and compelled
to work out his indebtedness.
Used All Over the Civilized World
for More Than 50 Years.
gtomach troubles seem to be almost
eniversal the last few years; I mean
Indigestion in many forms, internal
nervousness, caused by incompatible
food fermentation, coming up of food,
sour stomach, headache, apparent pal-
pitation of the heart, habitual consti-
pation, intestinal indigestion, caused
by a torpid liver, and a general break-
down with low spirits and depressed
feeling. Green's August Flower was
Introduced in this and foreign coun-
tries fifty years ago with wonderful
success in relieving the above com-
plaints. Sold by dealers everywhere at
26c trial bottles or 75c family size. Sole
manufacturer, G. G. Green, Woodbury,
N. J., U. S. A., Australia and Toronto,
In Iceland whistling is forbidden at
a breach of divine law.
The ball is the oldest toy.
Mr. Starr on Thursday morning had
taken the early eastbound train to
Burlington. He attended the evange-
listic services at the tabernacle in the
afternoon and eveninf, and then went
to bed at the hotel. He slept late the
next morning. When he finally ap-
peared the clerk came at once from
behind the desk to speak to him. Two
or three other guests, who had been
lounging about, drew near.
"We've just been reading about your
girls, sir," said the clerk respectfully.
"It's a pretty nervy little bunch! You
must be proud of them!"
"My girls!" ejaculated Mr. Starr.
"Haven't you seen the morning pa-
per? You're Mr. Starr, the Methodist
minister at Mount Mark, aren't you?"
"I am! But what has happened to
my girls? Is anything wrong? Give
me the paper!"
Five minutes later Mr. Starr and his
suitcase were in a taxicab speeding
toward Union station, and within eight
minutes he was en route for Mount
Mark—white in the face, shaky in the
knees, but tremendously proud in
Arriving at Mount Mark, he was in-
stantly surrounded by an exclamatory
crowd of station loungers. The name
of Prudence was upon every tongue,
and her father heard it with satisfac-
tion. In the parsonage he found at
least two-thirds of the Ladies' Aid so-
ciety, the trustees and the Sunday-
school superintendent, along with a
miscellaneous assortment of ordinary
members, mixed up with Presbyterians,
Baptists and a few unclassified outsid-
ers. And Prudence was the center of
She was telling the "whole story,"
for perhaps the fifteenth time that
morning, but she broke off when her
father hurried in and flung her arms
about him. "Oh, papa," she cried,
"they mustn't praise me. I had no
Idea there was a burglar in the house
when I ran down the stairs, and I hon-
estly can't see that much credit is
But Mount Mark did not take it so
calmly. And as for the Methodist
church—well, the Presbyterian people
used to say there was "no living with
those Methodists, since the girls caught
a burglar in the parsonage.'* Of course
it was important, from the Methodist
point of view. Pictures of the par-
sonage and the church were in all the
papers for miles around, and at their
very next meeting the trustees decided
to get the piano the Sunday school had
been needing for the last hundred
When the five hundred dollars ar-
rived from Ghicago, Prudence felt that
personally she had no real right to the
money. "We must divide it," she in-
sisted, "for I didn't earn it a bit more
than any of the others. But it is
perfectly glorious to have five hundred
dollars, isn't it? Did you ever have
five hundred dollars before? Just take
it, father, and use it for whatever we
need. It's family money."
Neither the younger girls nor their
father would consent to this. But
when Prudence pleaded with them ear-
nestly, they decided to divide it.
"I will deposit two hundred and fifty
dollars for the four younger ones," he
said, "and that will leave you as
So it was settled, rind Prudence was
a happy girl when she saw it safely
put away in the bank.
Sometimes, Methodists, or Presbyte-
rians, or heretics—whatever we may
be—we are irresistibly impelled to the
conclusion that things were simply
bound to happen! However slight the
cause—still that cause was predestined
from the beginning of time. A girl
may by the sheerest accident step
from the street car a block ahead of
her destination—an irritating accident.
But as she walks that block she may
meet an old-time frhnd, and a stranger.
And that stranger—ah, you can never
convince the girl that her stepping
from the car too toon was not ordered
when the foundations of the world
After all, it was very simple. Across
the street from the parsonage lived a
girl named Mattie* Moore—a common,
unlovely, unexciting girl, who taught
a country school five miles out from
town, and rode to and from her school,
morning and evening, on a bicycle.
One evening, early in June, when the
world was fair to look upon, it was
foreordained that Prudence should be
turning in at the parsonage gate just
as Mattie Moore whirled up, opposite,
on her dusty wheel. Prudence stopped
to interchange polite inanities with her
neighbor, and Mattie, wheeling the bi-
cycle lightly beside her, came across
the street and Ptood beneath the par-
sonage maples with Prudence. They
talked of the weather, of the coming
summer, of Mattie's school, rejoicing
that one more week would bring free-
dom from books for Mattie and the
younger parsonage girls.
Then said Prudence: "Isn't it great
fun to ride a bicycle? I love it. Some-
time will you let me ride your wheel?"
"Why, certainly. You may ride now
if you like."
"No," said Prudence slowly, "I used
to ride, but am afraid it would not do
now. Some of the members might
see me, and—well, I am very grown-
up, you know. Of course," she added
hastily, "it is different with you. You
ride for business, but it would be noth-
ing but a frolic with me. I want to go
early in the morning, when the world
is fast asleep. Let me take it tomor-
row morning, will you?"
"Yes, of course you may," was the
hearty answer. "You may stay out as
long as you like. I always sleep late
on Saturdays." <
So Prudence delightedly tripped up
the parsonage board walk, wheeling
the bicycle by her side. She hid it
carefully in the woodshed, for the
twins were rash and venturesome. But
after she had gone to bed, she con-
fided her plan to Fairy.
"I'm going at six o'clock, and, Fairy,
if I am a little late, you'll get break-
fast for papa and the girls, like a dear,
Fairy promised. And early the next
morning Prudence, in red sweater
jacket and cap, set out upon her sepret
ride. It was a magnificent morning,
and Prudence sang for pure delight as
she rode swiftly along the country
roads, guided only by her own caprice.
She knew it was growing late, "but
Fairy'll get breakfast," she thought,
Finally she turned in a by-road lead-
ing between two rich hickory groves.
Dismounting at the top of a long hill,
.she gazed anxiously around her. No
one was in sight. The nearest house
was two miles behind, and the road
was long and smooth and inviting,
and the hill was steep. Prudence
yearned for a good, soul-stirring coast,
with her feet high,on the framework
of the wheel, and the pedals flying
around beneath her skirts. It seemed
safe. The only living thing In sight
was a sober-eyed, serious mule peace-
fully grazing near the bottom of the
Prudence laughed gleefully, like a
child. She never laughed again in ex-
actly that way. "Here goes!" she
cried, and, leaping nimbly into the
saddle, she pedaled swiftly a few
times, and then lifted her feet to the
coveted position. The pedals flew
around beneath her, and the wind
whistled about her in a most exhila-
But as she neared the bottom the
placid mule suddenly stalked into the
middle of the road. Prudence screamed,
jerked the handlebar to the right, to
the left, and then, with a sickening
thud, she struck the mule head first,
and bounced on down to the ground,
with a little cry of pain. The bicycle
crashed beside her, and the mule,
slightly startled, looked around at her
with ears raised in silent questioning.
Then he ambled slowly across the road,
and deliberately continued his grazing.
Prudence tried to raise herself, but
she felt sharp pain. She heard some-
one leaping over the fence near her,
and wondered, without moving her
head, if it could be a tramp bent on
highway robbery. The next instant a
man was leaning over her. "It's not
a tramp," she thought, before he had
time to speak.
"Are you hurt?" he cried. "You poor
Prudence smiled pluckily. "My ankle
is hurt a little, but I am not a child."
The young man, in . great relief,
laughed aloud, and Prudence joined
him rather faintly.
"I'm afraid I cannot walk," she said.
"I believe I've broken my ankle, maybe
my whole leg, for all I know. It—
"Lie down like this," he said, helping
her to a more comfortable position, "do
not move. May T examine your foot?"
She shook her head, but he removed
the shoe regardless of her headsliake.
"I believe it is sprained. I am sure
the bone is not broken. But how in
the world will you get home? How far
is it to Mount Mark? Is that where
"Yes" — considering — "yes, I live
there, anrl it must be four miles, any-
how. What shall I do?"
In answer, he pulled off his coat, and
arranged it carefully by the side of the
road on the grass. Then jerking open
the bag he had carried, he took out a
few towels, and three soft shirts.
Hastily rolling them together for a pil-
low, he added it to the bed pro tem.
Then he turned again to Prudence.
"I'll carry you over here, and fix
you as comfortably as I can. Then I'll
go to the nearest house and get a
wagon to take you home."
Prudence was not shy, and realizing
that his plan was the wise one, she
made no objections when he came to
help her across the road. "I think I
can walk if you lift me up."
But the first movement sent such a
twinge of pain through the wounded
ankle that she clutched him frantically
and burst into tears. "It hurts," she
cried, "don't touch me."
Without speaking, he lifted her as
gently 'as he could and carried her to
the place he ha'd prepared for her.
"Will you be warm enough?" he asked,
after he had stood looking awkwardly
down upon the sobbing girl as long
as he could endure it.
"Yes,1" nodded Prudence, gulping
down the big sob rising in her throat.
"I'll run. This confounded cross-cut
is so out of the way that no one will
pass here for hours, I suppose. Now
lie as comfortably as you can, and do
not worry. I'm going to run."
Off he started, but Prudence, left
alone, was suddenly frightened.
"Please, oh, please," she called after
him, and when he came back she buried
her face in shame, deep in the linen
"I'm afraid," she whispered, crying
again. "I do not wish to be left alone
here. A snake might come, or a
He sat down beside her. "You're
nervous. I'll stay with you until you
feel better. Someone may come this
way, but it Isn't likely. I cut through
the hickory grove to save a mile. That's
"Sometime Will You Let Me Ride Your
how I happened to find you." He
smiled a little, and Prudence, remem-
bering the nature of her accident,
flushed. Then, being Prudence, she
"It was my own fault. I had no busi-
ness to go coasting down like that. But
the mule was so stationary. It never
occurred to me that he contemplated
moving for the next century at least.
He was a bitter disappointment." She
looked down the roadside where the
mule was contentedly grazing, with
never so much as a sympathetic glance
at his victim.
"I'm afraid your bicycle is rather
badly done up."
Do you believe that Prudence
could be made to believe there
was such a thing as love at first
(TO BE CONTINUED.)
New Mirror Is Magnifier.
A mirror which magnifies at any dis-
tance without distorting the lines or
the focus of the object reflected has
been perfected by an Erie (Pa.) manu-
facturer. The mirror is particularly
adapted to the needs of mechanics in
looking underneath or in back of ob-
jects, but is also a practical household
article. As it reflects a white light, it
is said to recommend itself particu...r-
ly to the examination of internal or un-
derneath mechanical parts which are
difficult to readjust unless taken to the
light for examination. Hence, it is
also claimed to be invaluable for ex-
amining the throat, teeth, mouth or
Don't get it wrong. A governor's
staff isn't something to lean on. Its
sole function is to glisten.—Indianap-
In 20 generations every person bss
had 131,070 direct ancestors.
DEFENSIVE AREAS TO ALL
PORTS ARE OUTLINED
All Vessels Must Observe the Regula-
tions for Passage and Entrance
to All Harbors.
Washington.—An executive order
designating "defensive sea are'-as." on
coasts of the United States and in-
sular possessions, was made 1 public
this week. Regulations governing the
movements of vessels in these waters
are appended. The order concludes
with this statement:
"The responsibility of the ;United
States of America for any damage
done by force of arms with the* object
of detaining any persons or vessels
proceeding in contravention to regula-
tions duly promulgated in accordance
with this executive order shal1! cease
from this date (April 5)." |
The areas specified are: Mjouth of
the Kennebec river, Portland Me.,
Portsmouth, Boston, New Ipedford,
Newport, Long Island east, Ne*w York
east, New York main entranc e Dela-
ware river, Chesapeake entran
timore, Potomac, Hampton
Wilmington, Cape Fear, Charleston,
Savannah, Key West, Tampa, Pensa-
cola, Mobile, Mississippi, Qajlveston,
San Diego, San Francisco, Columbia
river, Port Orchard, Honolulu nd Ma-
An inner and outer limit is fjixed for
each area and the secretary; of the
navy is charged with the duty) of pub-
lishing and enforcing the reg^te*!©®8-
Entrance for inbound or outbot^ftd ves-
sels are designated for each port.
The lightships or other mar kers of
courses to be followed are giv en with
compass bearings for the information
of the mariners.
"A vessel desiring to cross #• defen-
sive area," the regulation state s, "shall
proceed to the vicinity of the < mtrance
to the proper channel, flying her na-
tional colors, together with interna-
tional code number and pilo[t signal
and there await communicati on with
the harbor entrance patrol. It is ex-
pressly prohibited for any v essel to
enter the limits of a defeni dve sea
area otherwise than at a de signated
entrance and after authorizs ition by
"Boats and other craft emp loyed in
the harbor entrance patrol wil 1 he dis-
tinguished by the union Jack . which
will be shown from a posit ion for-
ward, they will also fly the usu al naval
pennant. At night they will 'show a
vertical hoist of three light!
red and white, in the order m uned.
"On receiving permission 1 rom the
harbor entrance patrol to en^er a de-
fensive sea area, a vessel m
ply with all instruction as to
and other matters that she
ceive from proper authorities
He's telling her that nothing he
received from home brought more
Joy, longer-lasting Pleasure, greater
relief from thirst and fatigue, than
fore or during the passage a<tross the
area. It is understood that o nly upon
condition of such complianc e is the
said permission granted.
"No permission will be gr anted to
other than a public vessel of the Unit-
ed States to cross a defen sive sea
area between sunset and sun rise, nor
during the prevalence of wea ther con-
ditions that render navigation difficult
or dangerous. A vessel arriv ing off a
defensive sea area after sun set shall
anchor or lie to at a distar ce of at
least a mile outside its limits until the
following sunrise; vessels d: iscovered
near the limits of the areas at night
may be fired upon.
"No vessel shall be permits *d to pro-
ceed within the limits of a < iefensive
area at a greater speed tpan fine
knots per hour.
"All matters pertaining t< > fishery
and the passage of small era ft within
a defensive sea area shall be regulated
by the senior officer of the b arbor pa-
"These regulations are s> lbject to
modification by the senior cpfficer of
the harbor entrance patrol ^vhen the
public interests may require, and such
W W THE FLAVOR LASTS
She slipped a stick in every letter
and mailed him a box now and then.
Naturally he loves her, she loves
him, and they both love WRIGLEY'S.
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notification as circumstances
mit will be issued regarding
tions thus made.
"Any master of a vessel
person within the vicinity ol
sive sea area who shall viol ate the3e
regulations, or shall perform any act
threatening the efficiency of
other defenses or the safety <
tion or shall take any action
to the interests of the Unit< -d States
in its prosecution of war, mi ay be de-
tained therein by force of s irms and
renders him liable to prosect
Enlist 2,000,000 to Cultlvatt ■
ment of a work army of 2,00^
and boys for agricultural se:
other drastic steps to incr
production during the war is
thusiastic encouragement at
partment of agriculture.
Houston ordered wide public
to resolutions adopted at t
St. Louis conference of agrici
perts looking to production o
crops as an emergency measu
recommended that congres
priate $25,000,000 for use by t
tary of agricrlture on sue
South Texas Doctors' Me eting
Houston, Tex. — Beaumi )nt was
ahosen as the next meeting
the members of the South T
trict Medical Association, wl
their fifty-first semi-annual
i -vice and
Friday. Galveston was als<
race for the convention.
Commission Amends Sugar
Austin, Tex.—The railroad
sion Thursday amended tariff
plying on sugar and molaRe**8* hy in-
creasing the minimum weight |from 8#**
000 to 36,000 pound*.
"What is so rare as a day ni Tun ?*|
rfWell, the twenty-ninth of Febru-
ary's got one beat a thousand ways,"
said the fellow who knoT .
Send 10c to Dr. Pierce, Invalids' Hotel,
Buffalo, for large trial package of Anuric
for kidneys—cures backache.—Adv.
Method in It.
"It is very kind of you to mix the
cocktails for your wife's parties." 1
"Yes, I try to be helpful. Besides,
I usually get a chance to sneak a drop
or two for myself."
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regulate the liver. Mothers are con-
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our "Plantation" Chill and Fever Ton-
ic. Pleasant to take—contains no Cal-
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"Cholly seems to be falling off in
his former correct style of dressing."
"Yes, I noticed he was laying down
on his •getup."
Idealism is the contemplation of
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