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P. A. BARROWS, Kdltor and Manager
L. Frank Baum
(C'opyrlKtit, by the ItolihH-Merrill Co.)
rnnk liuum & XV. W.
rornthv lived In Kan with Aunt Km
nd I'nc'lo Henry. A ryrlono lifted their
homo Into the. air, lorothy falling asleep
midst the excitement. A rrusli awakened
her. The house hud landed In a country
of marvelous henuty. Groups of queer
little people Rrnetnd her to tho Land of
ilunchklns. The limine had killed their
enemy, the wicked witch of Kaat. lor
othy tnok thn witch's illvnr ehoeii. 8he
tarted for the Kmerald City to tlnd the
Wizard of Ox, who, she was promised,
might And a way to send her buck to
CHAPTER III, Continued.
While Dorothy was looking earnest
ly Into the queer palntod fare of the
Scarecrow, she was surprised to see
one of tho eyes slowly wink at her.
Bhe t nought she must have been mis
taken, at first, for none of the scare
crows In Kansas ever wink; but pres
ently the figure nodded Its head to her
In a friendly way. Then Bhe climbed
down, from the fence and walked up to
It, while Toto ran around the pole
"Good day," said the Scarecrow, In
a rather husky voice.
"Did you speak?" asked tho girl, In
"Certainly," answered the Scare
crow; "how do you do?"
"I'm pretty well, thank you," re
plied Dorothy, politely; "how do
"I'm not feeling well," said tho
Scarecrow, with a smile, "for it Is
very tedious being perched up hero
night and day to scare awny crows."
"Can't you get down?" asked Dorothy.
"No, for this polo is 6tuck up my
back. If you will please tako away
the polo I Bhall bo greatly obliged to
Dorothy renched up both arms and
lifted the figure off the polo; for, being
stuffed with straw, It was quite light.
"Thank you very much," said the
Scarecrow, when ho had been set
down on the ground. "I fuel llko a
Dorothy was puzzled at this, for it
Bounded queer to hear a stuffed man
peak, and to see him bow and walk
along beside her.
"Who are you?" asked the Scare
crow, when he had stretched himself
and yawned, "and where are you go
ing?" "My namel8 Dorothy," said the girl,
"and I sra going to the Emerald City,
matter, for I ran't feel It. But I do felt very proud, for I thought I was
not want people to call me a fool, and just as good a man as anyone.
If my head stays stuffed with straw In- "This fellow will scare the crowi
stead of with brains, as yours Is, how fast enough,' said the farmer; 'be
am I ever to know anything?" looks Just like a man.'
"I understand bow you feel," said " 'Why, ho Is a man,' said the oth-
the little girl, who was truly sorry for er, and 1 quite agreed with him. The
him. "If you will come with me I'll farmer carried me under his arm to
ask Os to do all he can for you." the cornfield, and set me up on
"Thank you," be answered, grate- tall stick, where you found me. Ha
fully. and his friend soon after walked away
They walked back to the road, Dor- n4 left me alone. -
otby helped him over the fence, and "I did not like to be deserted this
they started along the path of yellow way; so I tried to walk after them, but
brick for the Emerald City, my -feet would not touch the ground,
Toto did not like this addition to the and I was forced to stay on that pole,
party, at first He smelled around the It was a lonely life to lead, for I had
stuffed man as if he suspected there nothing to think of, having been made
might be a nest of rats lo the straw, such a little while before. Many crows
and he often growled la an unfriendly and other birds flew into the cornfield,
way at the Scarecrow. but as soon as they saw me they flew
"Don't mind Toto," said Dorothy to away again, thinking I was a Munch-
her new friend; "he never bites." kin; and this pleased me and made me
"Oh, I'm not afraid," replied the feel that I was quite an important
Scarecrow, "he can't hurt the straw, person. By and by an old crow flew
Do let me carry that, basket for you. near me, and after looking at me
I shall not mind it, for I can't get carefully he perched upon my shoul
tired. I'll tell you" a' Secret," he con- der and said:
tlnued, as he walked along; "there is "'I wonder if that farmer thought
only one thing in the world I am to fool mo in this clumsy manner. Any
afraid of." . , crow of sense could see that you are
"What Is that?-" ' asked Dorothy; only stuffed with straw.' Then he
"the Munchkln farmer who made hopped down at my feet and ate all
you?" tho corn he wanted. The other birds,
No, answered tne hcarecrow; "It s seeing he was not harmed by me,
a lighted mutch." , came to eat the corn, too, so in a
short time there was a great flock of
them about me.
"I felt sad at this, for it showed I
was not such a good Scarecrow after
all; but the old crow comforted me,
saying: 'If you only had brains in your
head you would be as good a man as
any of them, and a better man than
some of them. Brains are the only
things worth having in this world, no
matter whether one is a crow or
"After the crows had gone I thought
this over, and decided I would try
hard to get some brains. By good
luck, you came along and pulled mo
After a few hours tho road began to off the stake, and frum what you say
be rough, and tho walking grew to I am sure tho great Oz will give me
difficult that the Scrarecrow often brains as soon as we get to the Emer
stumbled over the yellow brick, which aid City."
were here very uneven. Sometimes, "I hope so," said Dorothy, earnestly,
Indeed, they were broken or missing "since you seem anxious to have
altogether, leaving holes that Toto them.
Jumped across and Dorothy walked "Oh, yes; I am anxious," returned
around. As for the Scarecrow, having the Scarecrow. "It is such an uncom-
no brains he walked straight ahead, fortable feeling to know one la a fool
and so stepped into the holes and fell "Well," said the girl, "let us go."
at full length on tho hard bricks. It And she handed the basket to the
never hurt him, however, and Dorothy Scarecrow.
would pick him up and set hlra upon There were no fences at all by the
his feet again, whllo ho Joined her lo roadside now, and the land was rough
laughing merrily at his own mishap. and utitilled. Towards evening they
Tho farms were not nearly so well came t0 a Kreat forest, where the trees
cared for here as they were farther Brew 80 b'K and close together that
hark. There were f(wer hnnaea nnd their branches met over the road of
fewer fruit trees, and tho farther they yellow brick. It was almost dark un
went the more dismal and lonesome dcr the trees, for the branches shut
the country became. ut the daylight ; but the travelers did
At noon they sat down beside the not 8,P' n, went ou lnt0 tne rorest
roadside, near a little brook, and Doro- "lf this road goes In, It must come
thy opened her basket and got out out," said tho Scarecrow, "and -as tho
some bread. She offered a piece to
the Scarecrow, but he refused.
"I am never hungry," he said; "and
It Is a lucky thing I am not For my
mouth is only painted, and lf I should
cut a holo In it so I could eat, the
straw I am stuffed with would come
out, and that would spoil tho shape of
Dorothy saw at once that this was
true, so she only nodded and went on
eating her bread. '
"Tell me something about yourself,
and the country' you came from," said
the Scarecrow, when she had finished
her dinner. So she told him all about
Kansas, and how gray everything was
there, and how the cyclone had carried
her to this queer land of Oz. 'The
Scarecrow listened carefully, and said:
"I cannot understand why you
should wish to leave this beautiful
country and go back to the dry, gray
placo you call Kansas."
"That Is because you have no
brains," answered tho girl. "No mat
ter how dreary and gray our homes
are, we people of flesh and blood
would rather live there than In any
' the mmmmm ,
Scarecrow Looked at
Emerald City Is at the other end ol
thn rnnit wa moat frn u-hnrpvor If
uiuur tumiiij,.uu n cvci du urauttiui. lends US M
There Is no place like home
The Scarecrow sighed.
"Of course I cannot understand It,"
he said. "If your heads were stuffed
with straw, like mine, you would prob-
"Any one would know that," said
"Certainly; that is why I know it."
returned the Scarecrow. "If It re
quired brains to figure it out, I never
ably all live in the beautiful places, shoulJ hftVe Ba,a ,t
and then Kansas would have no people
at all. It la fortunate for Kansas that
you have brains."
"Won't you tell me a Story, while
wo are resting?" asked the child.
Tho Scarecrow looked at her re
proachfully, and answered:
After an hour or so the light failed
away, and they found themselves
stumbling along in the darkness. Dor
othy could not see at all, but Toto
could, for seme dogs see very well In
the dark; and the Scarecrow de
clared he could see as well as by day
"My life has been so short that I go ghe took hoJ o hls and man.
really know nothing whatever. I was d tQ , fa,r,
un., uiHuo u, ucu.o " "if y0u, see any house, or any place
. npiKNUU .,, uib u..U ut.u (0 uml when fan th() nIght she
time is all unknown to me. Luckily, ,a,d( ..y(m mgt te mfc. for ,t ,g yery
ueu u,o uiruirr umuc m, uuu, " uncomfortable walking In the dark."
of the first things he did was to paint .,.. thn Rl,nrprrnw Btnnnnr,
my ears, so that I heard what was go
ing on. There was another Munchkln
with him, and tho first thing I heard
was the farmer saying:
"'How do you like those ears?'
"'They aren't straight,' answered
to ask the great Oz to send me hack the other.
to Kansas." "'Nevermind,' said the farmer;
"Where is the Emerald City?" he In- they are ears Just the same,' which
Quired; "and who is Oz?"
"Why, don't you know?" she re
turned, In surprise.
was true enough.
"I see a little cottage at the right
of us," he snld, "built of logs and
branches. Shall we go there?"
"Yes, Indeed," answered the child.
"I am all tired out."
So the Scarecrow led her through
the trees until they reached the cot
tage, and Dorothy entered and found
a bed of dried leaves In one corner.
"No, indeed; I don't know anything, and as soon as it was finished I found
You see, I am stuffed, so I have no myself looking at him and at every-
brains at all." he answered, sadly. thing around me with a great deal of
"Oh," said Dorothy; "I'm awfully curiosity, for this was my first glimpse
sorry for you." 0f the world.
"Do you think," he asked, "lf I go "'That's a rather pretty eye,' re-
Sho lav dnwn at nnro inH with Tntn
"Now I'll make the eyes,' Bald the h0Irin hpP Rnnn f -,, . ..,, ,.
farmer. So he painted my right eye. The Scarecrow, who was never tired.
stood up In another corner and waited
patlenily until morning came.
(TO BE CONTINUED.)
At the Museum.
"On this platform, ladles and gents,"
to the Emerald City with you, that tho marked the Munchkln who was watch- sal the lecturer, "you see Slg.
great Oz would give me somo brains?" lng the farmer; 'blue paint Is Just the Pankey, the legless wonder, or human
"I cannot tell," sho returned; "but color for eyes.' . stump, who was reduced to the condl-
you may come with me, If you like, lf 'i think I'll make tho other a little tion In which you behold hlra by a
Oz will not give you any brains you bigger,' said tho farmer; and when the a1"11-" ln the Indian ocean 14 years
will be no worse off than you are second eye was done I could see much 8- S8- Pauley, as you see, haa no
now." better than before. Then he made my whatever, and his principal and
"That is true," said tho Scarecrow, nose and my mouth; but I did not occupation nowadays, ladles and
"You see," he continued, confidential- speak, because at that tlir.o I didn't gents, Is eating his head off. Proceed-
ly, "I don't mind my legs and arms know what a mouth was for. I had '"8 to tho next platform. I call your
and body belns stuffed, because I can- tho lun of watching them make my attention to the Egyptlnn mummy,
not get hurt. If any ono treads on my )0dy and my arma ami legs; and when supposed to be that of Raraesea the
toes or sticks a pin Into me, it doesn't they fastened on my head, at last, I Great."
had been out all the morning look
ing for tracks of Hon, with no result,
and on arrival at camp I was greeted
with the news that a lioness had
killed a big goat before sunset the
previous day while the goats were out
grazing I had lunch, and was doubt
ful whether to go or not, as it seemed
a very poor chance so late ln the day.
Elme, my Somali, had been taken ill,
so I had no shikari. However, B.,
who bad very kindly foregone the op
portunity of going for her himself,
lent me Hald, and off we went about
two miles, where we found the horns
and one or two small pieces of goat.
Hald quickly got on to tho track,
which he followed at the rate of four
miles an hour, until we got Into a
valley next beyond one ln which B
had got a big lion a few days before,
which we believe was tho father of
the cubs Getting on to stony ground
made things more difficult, but he still
followed the tracks at a good pace,
and we went some, way along a small
nullah until Hald began to think we
might be near. So he and I went for
ward while the others went up the
mullah. However, the track kept to
the side of the nullah, and we pres
ently got to a part where the nullah
divided and thick bushes grew all
round. Here we walked about search
ing for the track. Presently we heard
a whistle, so Hald and I rushed round
to where Syce was standing with
rather a scared face, pointing to the
bushes close beside him. Just then I
saw the lioness slinking between the
bushes about SO yards off, and, as she
was disappearing, I had a snap shot
There was a growl, and the beast
jumped into the air and immediately
disappeared. We ran. Hald telling me
to make a detour so as to come on the
beaBt from an unexpected quarter;
put it had gone on, and we soon got
on to a pronounced blood track, which
took us some way, then turned back
it an acute angle more than once. It
was now dusk, and tho tracks had
taken us back to the spot where I had
first shot. So Hald, vowing that the
beast must be severely wounded or It
would have gone further, said we must
give It up and return the next day,
when we should certainly find the
beast dead. So confident was he that
the men sang their triumphal lion
song all the way back, which, of
course, had the effect of bringing out
the entire camp, which was a case of
counting chickens before they were
Next day we were off again ln good
time, and on getting near the place
came right on to fresh tracks. At first
I thought it was a different Hon and
that we should find the other dead;
but this soon proved not to be the
case, as we found blood. The tracks
were only visible here and there and
appeared to lead uphill towards the
valley where U. had snot a lion. How
ever, we searched about the bushes
with rifles at the ready for some
time, until we heard a honey-bird chat-
orine lustily ln the nullah. These
honey-birds come and call to guide
man to where there Is a bees' nest in
the hopes that the man will get at the
honey which they themselves cannot
get at But they also have a way of
calling men If they see a Hon or a
enake. Hald took It as a good indica
tion; so we left the bushes and fol
lowed the bird up the hill to the top,
where It appeared to have nothing
more to show. Finding no tracks
Hald decided on a search down below
"where we had previously been; but to
cut a long story short after two hours'
search we found that the bird bad
been quite correct, and we took tp
'the track again at a point Just be
'yond where we had left It. Another
three hours waB spent looking for the
tracks over ln the next valley, the
men being divided into three parties.
Ultimately Hald pointed me out a
smudge in the graved Boll which he
Bald was the lioness. Although I had
done a good deal of tracking, I could
Bee no shape at all; but on Inspection
we found, some twenty yards further
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back, an undoubted track on some
softer ground. This led us Into a flat
place with clumps of dense bush in
tersected by bare ground; any of
these clumps might have held an
army of lions. This was the most
critical part The lioness was wound
ed, and we did not know how badly.
She might have sprung on us from
any of these dense bushes and, ln fact.
the tracks ln one place led around
into a bush we had already passed
Luckily, she had gone on. A long
wait ensued while the men were gath
ered in and given instructions. Hald
and I then crept noiselessly round to
a fairly open space at right angles to
the direction of the track, while an
otner man was sent forward to a
large ant-heap to mark. Presently
Hald whispered: "There she Is;
shoot!" and I could see a dark-colored
beast threading Its way slowly through
the bushes, heading straight toward
us and about thirty-five yards off. As
I put up my riflo it saw us and turned
back. I Bhot and hit it behind the
shoulder, the bullet lodging in front of
We were at once ln hot pursuit,
though I was delayed and actually
prevented from having a second shot
by a cartridge Jamming. The lioness
was soon found in a dense bush dead.
She was hauled out and photographed.
On cutting her open we found she was
full of milk, so we decided to go the
next day and see if there were any
Three of them were found ln a
crevasse near the spot where the
lioness had been killed the previous
day. They were the size of half-grown
cats and looked half asleep, and not
at all resentful. They were rather
dull, sleepy little beasts for the first
week or two, but woke up when feed
ing time came. Wo kept three goats
for them, who showed little objection,
except when the latter dug their
They commenced teething a week
after we got them, and when the
canines began to appear they suf
fered considerably, one ln particular
getting quite cantankerous. They
traveled each day on a fast mule, a
camel being too apt to Jolt and a
donkey not fast enough. On arrival
at camp and at the midday halt they
got a drink from the goats, which
traveled along, keeping pace with the
mule all the way. We were making
for the coast by Abyssinia, and
reached Harrar when they were about
three weeks old. Here they had the
run of our bedrooms In an old Arab
house, and occasionally got outside on
the veranda, one distinguishing itself
by falling down into the yard below,
a feat which had absolutely no ill ef
fects. They loved the early morning
sun, but by 7:30 It was already too
hot and they craved for shade.
We heard at Harrar that we might
experience difficulty with the Abys-
slnlans. It appears that all llona are
considered to be the perquisite of
Menelik, Hons being the royal arms
and that no one Is allowed to take
Hons out of the country. So we put
them on a camel passing out of Har
rar and escaped attention. They slept
contentedly all the way, every march
and arrived with excellent tempers
On arrival at Dlrldawa, the head of
the French railway from Jibuti into
Abysslonla. they were well housed In
a loose box In the Hotel Continental,
It was at this place, at abou the age
of five weeks, that we first tried them
with meat They took no Interest in
it at first, and in the first few days
we had to put pieces In their mouths,
which thew mistook for the teat, and
which, on being sucked hard, not un
naturally, disappeared down their
throats. We tried them with blood,
but they did not care about it. They
got quite excited over a freshly
killed goat sucking hard at the neck,
Just at the spot where a grown lion
bites its prey, namely, low down on
tho front of the neck.
Speaks Out for the Benefit of Suffer
Rer. O. M. Gray, Baptist clergy
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the whole difficulty
after only a short
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I make an exception
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Douglas Jerrold' Wit
On the first night of the representa
tion of Jerrold's pieces a successful
adapter from the French rallied him
on his nervousness.
"I," eald the adapter, "never feel
nervous on the first night of my
"Ah, my boy," Jerrold replied, "you
are always certain of success. Your
pieces have all been tried before."
He was sorely disappointed with a
certain book written by one of his
friends. This friend heard that Jer
rold had expressed his disappoint
ment and questioned him: "I hear
you said was the worst book I
"No, I didn't," came the answer; "I
said it was the worst book anybody
Of a mistaken philanthropist Jer
rold Bald he was "so benevolent, bo
merciful a man he would have held
an umbrella over a duck in a shower
of rain." Argonaut.
Mottoes of a Queen.
Her majesty, the queen of Portugal,
pins her faith, it Is Eald, to the follow
Keep out of doors all you can.
Breathe outdoor air, live ln it revel
in it Don't shut yourself up. Build
your houses bo that the air supply
Is good. Throw away your portieres
and bric-a-brac Don't have useless
trifles about you.
Have a favorite form of exercise
and make the most of it Ride on
horseback if you can; cycle if you can
not get a horse; do anything to get
out in the open air.
Don't overeat Drink little and let
that little be pure. Don't try to
dress too much, yet dress as well as
you are able. Wear everything you
can to make yourself lovely.
What's the Matter with Baby7
'I wonder what makes baby cry
so?" Bald the first friendly person.
"Perhaps a pin Is annoying it," ven
"Or else It's hungry," Bald a third.
"Or teething," said another. "You
can't do anything for that." .
"Aw, look at the way he's kicking,
and see how his little fists are doubled
up," put ln Bobby. "He -grants some
body of his own size to fight with,
that's what he wants."
Just an Angel.
"My wife is awfully good to me."
"Lucky man! How does she show
"She lets me spend all the money I
save by shaving myself to buy base
ball tickets." Cleveland Leader.
"Alas!" moaned the egg on the
kitchen table, waiting for the cook's
beater, "give every man his dessert
and which of us escapes whipping?"
At a rose competition ln Paris re
cently, 69 entirely new varieties of
roses were exhibited.
Your fellow countrymen bought $11,-
000,000 worth of patent medicine,
Coffee's Weight on Old Ago.
When prominent men realize the in
jurious effects of coffee and the change
in health that Postum can bring, they
are glad to lend their testimony for
the benefit of others.
A superintendent of public schools In
North Carolina says:
"My mother since her early child
hood, was an Inveterate coffee drinker
and had been troubled with her hoart
for a number of years, and com
plained of that 'weak all over' feeling
and sick stomach.
"Some time ago I was making an of
ficial visit to a distant part of the
country and took dinner with one of
the merchants of the place. I no
ticed a somewhat peculiar flavor of
the coffee, and asked him concerning
it He replied that It was Postum.
. "I was so pleased with it, that after
tho meal was over, I bought a pack
age to carry home with mc, and had
wife prepare some for the next meal.
The wholo family liked it so well, that
we discontinued coffee and used
"I had really been at times very anx
ious concerning my mother's condition,
but we noticed that after using
Postum for a short time, she felt so
much better than she did prior to Its
use, and had little trouble with her
heart and no sick stomach; that thn
headaches were not so frequent, and
her general condition much Improved.
This continued until she was as well
and hearty ns the rest of us.
"I know Postum has benefited my
self and the other members of the fam
ily, but not ln so marked a degree as
ln the case of my mother, as she was
a victim of long standing."
Read "The Road to Wcllvllle," in
"There's a neason."
Tver rend the nhove tettert A new
one nptenr from time to time. They
nre aenulae, true, and full of liuiuaa
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