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SERIAL STORY ofOz L. Frank Baum By (Copyrih'lit, by tho Uoblis-MiTrill Co.) (Copyright by L. l'rank Buum 6c W. W. Densluw.) SYNOPSIS. Dorothy lived tn Knnsns with Aunt Cm and Uncle Henry. A cyclone lifted their home Into the air, orothy fulling asleep Rmldst the exrltemriit. crash uwakened her. The house Imd landed In a country of marvelous beauty. Groups of queer little people preitcd her to the I,nnd of Munchklns. The house had killed their enemy, the wicked witch of Kust. I"r cthy look the witch's sliver shoes. Plie started for tho KmcruM City to llnd the Wizard of Oz, who. she was promised, tnlKht find a way to send her back to Kansas. Dorothy released a scarecrow, Riving him life. He was desirous of ac quiring brains and started with her to the wizard to Ret them. The scarecrow told his history. They met a tin wood man who lonped for a heart. Ho also Joined them. They rame upon a terrible lion. The lion confessed he had no cour age. He decided to accompany them to the Wizard of Oz to get some. Tho senro crow In pushing the raft became Im paled upon his pole in the middle of the river. The scarecrow was rescued by a friendly stork. They entered u poppy Held, which caused Dorothy to fall asleep. The scarecrow and tin woodman rescued her and her doi from the deadly flowers. The lion fell asleep and belnn too heavy to lift, was left. On the search for the rend of yellow brick which led to the Kmerald Citv they niet a wild cat and field mice. The woodman killed the wild cat. The queen mouse became friendly. CHAPTER IX Continued. At this the Queen of the Mice stuck her head out from a clump of grass and asked, In a timid voice: "Are you etire lie will not blto us?" "I will not let him," said the Wood man; "so do not bo afraid." One by. one tho mice came cropping back, and Tolo did not bark again, although he tried to get out of the Woodman's arms, and would have bit ten him had he not known very well he was made of tin. Finally one of the biggest mice spoke: "Is there anything we can do," It asked, "to repay you for saving the life of our Queen?" "Nothing that I know of," answered the Woodman; but tho Scarecrow, who bad been trying to think, but could not because his head was Btuffed with straw, said, quickly: "Oh, yes; you can save our friend, the Cowardly Lion, who is asleep In the poppy bed." "A Hon!" cried the little Queen; "why, he would eat us all up." "Oh, no," declared the Scarecrow; "this lion Is a coward." "Really?" asked the Mouse. "He says so himself," answered the Scarecrow, "and he would never hurt any one who Is our friend. If you will help us to savo him I promise that he shall treat you all with kind ness." "Very well," said the Queen, "we will trust you. But what shall we do?" "Are there many of these mice which call you Queen and are willing to obey you?" "Oh, yes; thero are thousands," she replied. "Then send for them a to come here as soon as possible, and let each one bring a long piece of string." The Queen turned to the mice that attended her and told them to go at once and get all her people. As soon as they heard her orders they ran away in every direction as fast as pos sible. "Now," said the Scarecrow to the Tin Woodman, "you must go to those "I Will Not Let Him," Said the Wood man. trees by tho riverside and mako a truck that will carry the Lion," So the Woodman went at once to the trees and began to work; and he soon made a truck out of the limbs of trees, from which he chopped away all the leaves and branches. He fautened It together with wooden pegs and made four wheels out of the short pieces of a big tree-trunk. So fast and so well did he work that by tho tlmo the mice began to arrive the truck was all ready for them. They came from all directions, and thero were thousands of them; big mice and Utile mice ami middle-sized mice; and each one brought a piece of string In his mouth. It was about this time that Dorothy woke from her long W sleep and opened her eyes. She wasf greatly astonished to find herself ly- itig uion the grass, with thousands J of mice standing around and looking at her timidly. Hut the Scarecrow told her about everything, and turn ing to the dignified little Mouse, he said: "Permit me to Introduce to you her majesty, the Queen." Dorothy nodded gravely and tho Queen made a courtesy, after which she became quite friendly with the little girl. The Scarecrow and the Woodman now began to fasten the mice to the truck, using the strings they had brought One end of a string was tied around tho neck of each mouse and the other end to the (ruck. Of course tho truck was a thousand times big ger than any of tho mice who were to draw It ; but when all the mice had been harnessed they were able to pull It quite easily. Kven the Scare crow and the Tin Woodman could sit on It, and were drawn swiftly by their queer little horses to the place where the Lion lay asleep. After a great deal of hard work, for tho Lion was heavy, they managed to get him up on the truck. Then the Queen hurriedly gave her people the order to start, for she feared If the mice stayed among tho popples too long they also would fall asleep. At first the little creatures, many though they were, could hardly stir the heavily loaded truck; but the Woodman and the Scarecrow both pushed from behind, and they got along better. Soon they rolled the Lion out of the poppy bed to tho green fields, where ho could breathe the sweet, fresh air again, Instead of the poisonous scent of the flowers. Dorothy came to meet them and thanked the littlo mice warmly for saving her companion from death. She had grown so fond of the big Lion bho was glad he had been rescued. Then the mlco were unharnessed from the truck and scampered away through the grass to their homes. The Queen of the Mlco was the last to leave. "If ever you need us ngain," she said, "come out Into the field and call, and we shall hear you and conio to your assistance. Good-by!" "Good-by!" they all answered, and away the Queen ran, while Dorothy held Toto tightly lest he should ruu after her and frighten her. After this they sat down beside the Lion until he should awaken; and the Scarecrow brought Dorothy some fruit from a treo rear by, which she ate for her dinner. 01 TIei2v It was some tlmo be fore tho Cowardly Lion awakened, for he had lain among the poppies a long while, breathing In their deadly fragrance; but when he did open his eyes and roll off the truck he was very glad to find himself still alive. "I ran as fast as I could," ho said, sitting down and yawning; "but the flowers were too strong for me. How did you get me out?" Then they told him of the fide mice, and how they had generously saved him from death; and the Cow ardly Lion laughed, and said: "1 have always thought myself very big and terrible; yet such small things as flowers came near to killing me, and such small animals as mice have saved my life. How strange It all Is! Hut, comrades, what shall wo do now?" "Wo must Journey on until we find the road of yellow brick again," said Dorothy; "and then we can keep on to the Kmerald City." . So, the Lion being fully refreshed, and feeling quite himself again, they all started upon the Journey, greatly enjoying tho walk through the soft, fresh grass; and It was not long be fore they reached tho road of yellow brick and turned again toward the Emerald City whore the great Oz dwelt. The road was smooth and well paved, now, and tho country about was beautiful; so that the travelers rejoiced In leaving the forest far be hind, and with it the many dangers they had met In Its gloomy shades. Onco more they could see fences built besldo tho road; but these were painted green, and when they came to a small house, In which a farmer evi dently lived, that also was painted green. They passed by several of these houses during the afternoon, and sometimes people came to the doors . i , As His Mistress Had Done Chinese Cook, Like All Hit Race, Capable Only of Imitating the Acts of Others. "Chinese need to be taught to be more self-reliant," said tho woman who employs a Chinese cook. "Tho other day I ordered my cook to mako a pudding for dinner, stopping a min ute to see if he followed my Instruc tion's, for I had taught him to make this particular pudding. He had seen mo smell tho eggs before putting them Into a bowl and he began by putting tho first egg to his nose. He seemed on the right road, so I left the kitchen for a minute. Ileturnlng I discovered that he had used five eggs Instead of three as I had taught him. Taking him to task for not following my In structions he answered '".'us, three here (pointing to the bowl) two here, (indicating where he had thrown the! others). Same as you.' "It dawocd on me that when I had j and looked at them as It they would like to nsk questions; but no ono ennio near them nor spoke to them because of the great Lion, of which they wore much afraid. Tho people were all dressed in cloihing of n lovely emerald green color and wore peaked hats like those of tho Muuchkins. "This must bo the Land of Oz," snld Dorothy, "and we are surely getting near the Emerald City." "Yes," nnswered the Scarecrow; "everything Is green here, while In tho country of tho Munchklns blue was the favorite color. Hut tho people do not seem to be as friendly as the Munch klns am! I'm afraid we shall be unablo to find a place to pass the night." "I should like something to eat be sides fruit," said tho girl, "and I'm sure Toto Is nearly starved. Let us stop at the next house and talk to tho people." So, when they came to a good sized farmhouse, Dorothy walked boldly up to the door and knocked. A woman opened it Just far enough to look out, and said: "What do you want, child, and why Is that great Lion with you?" "We wish to pnss the night with you, if you will allow us," answered Dorothy; "and the Lion Is my friend and comrade, and would not hurt you for the world." "Is he tame?" asked the woman, opening tho door a little wider. "Oh, yes," said the girl, "and he Is a great coward, too; go that he will bo more afraid of you than you aro of htm." "Well," said the woman, after think ing it over and taking another peep at the Lion, "if that Is tho case you may come In, and I will give you some supper and a place to sleep." So they all entered tho house, where there were, besides the woman, two children and a man. The man had hurt his leg, and was lying on tho couch in a corner. They seemed greatly surprised to see so strange a company, and while tho woman was busy laying the table the man asked: "Where are you all going?" "To the Emerald City," said Doro thy, "to see tho Great Oz." "Oh, indeed!" exclaimed the man. "Are you suro that Oz will seo you?" "Why not?" she replied. "Why, It Is said that ho never lets any ono come into his presence. I have been to tho Emerald City many times, and It is a beautiful and won derful place; but I havo never been permitted to see the Great Oz, nor do I know of any living person who has seen him." "Does he never go out?" asked tho Scarecrow. "Never. Ho sits day after day In the great throne room of his palace, and even those who wnit upon him do not seo him face to face." "What Is he like?" asked the girl.. "That Is hard to tell," said the man, thoughtfully. "You see, Oz Is a great Wizard, and can take on any form ho wishes. So that some say he looks like a bird; and some say he looks like an elephant: and some say ho looks like a cat. To others ho appears as a beautiful fairy, or a brownie, or In any other form that pleases liini. Hut who tho real Oz Is, when ho is in his own form, no living person can tell." "That is very strange," said Doro thy; "hut we must try, in some way, to see him, or we shall have mado our Journey for nothing." "Why do you wish to seo tho tor riblo Oz?" asked the man. "I want him to give me some brains," said tho Scarecrow, eagerly. "Oh, Oz could do that easily enough," declared the man. "Ho has more brains than he needs." "And I want him to give mo a heart." said tho Tin Woodman. "That will not troublo him," con tinued the man, "for Oz has u large collection of heurts, of all sizes and shapes." "And I want him to give me cour age." said the Cowardly Lion. "Oz keeps a great pot of courage in his throne room," said tho man, "which he has covered with a golden plate, to keep It from running over. He will be glnd to give you some." "And I want him to send me bark to Kansas," said Dorothy. "Where Is Kansas?" asked tho man, In surprise. "I don't know." replied Dorothy, sor rowfully; "but it Is my home, and I'm sure It's somewhere." "Very likely. Well,' Oz can do any thing; so I suppose he will llnd Kan sas for you. Hut first you must get to see him. nnd that will bo n hard task; for tho great Wizard does not like to see any one, and he usually has his own way. Hut what do you want?" ho continued, speaking to To to. Toto only wagged his tail; for, strange to say, he could not talk. (TO UK rONTINl'KD.) taught him to make tho pudding I had found the second and third eggs that I had broken to be bad and had thrown both away. He had simply dono what he had seen me do after smelling tho second and third egg ho had thrown them away." Earthquake Fears, Mankind are strangely Inconsistent n the matter of running risks. There .s no danger that appalls the Imagina tion more than tho danger of earth quake, and yet thoso parts of tho world that nro most subject to earth juakes seem never to have been .uerefore shunned by human beings. An earthquake Is an "act of God," and -:en aro clearly helpless against it. .Ike denth, no one knows when it may -ome; but, unlike death, It may nover come to all, and thereforo men fear it less than death. Joadoa Time. WAS IN NO HURRY TO LEAVE Prisoner Put Comlnj Gastronomic Joy Ahead of a Brief Period of Liberty. A colored man from Georgia had lived In Washington but a few years when he was arrested for some slight violation of the city ordinances. Upon hearing that the negro was In Jail, the secretary of the colored Y. M. C. A. secured the services of a minister to g with hiiu and sign the prisoner's bail bond. They reached the Jail shortly before noon, and told the negro the object of their visit In re sjonse to the proffered kindness be eald: "Mist.ih Johnslng, I sho Is glad you nil Is gwlne to git me out, but I wnnts you-all to fix It so I can't git cut till lato dls evenlnV Of course the two Samaritans were somewhat taken aback by this unus ual request. Hut a moment later they lost their breath when, in answer to the secretary's question, the Georgia iKf;ro replied In a whisper: "Well, sab, dey's aglttln' dinnah ready, an' dey's cookln' greens; an' I slio would like to git some o' dem greens befo' I leabes dls place!" Lip pincott's. BABY'S WATERY ECZEMA. Itched and Scratched Until Blood Ran $50 Spent on Useless Treatments Disease Seemed Incurable. Cured by Cuticura for $1.50. "When my little boy was two and a half months old he broke out on both cheeks with eczema. It was the Itchy, watery kind and we had to keep his littlo hands wrapped up all tho time, and If ho would happen to get them uncovered he would claw hla face till tho blood streamed down on his cloth ing. We called In a physician at once, but ho gave on ointment which was so severo that my babe would scream when It was put on. We changed doctors and medlclno until we had spent fifty dollars or moro and baby was getting worse. I was so worn out watching and caring for him night and day that I almost felt sure the disease was incurable. Dut finally reading of the good results of the Cuticura Rem edies, I determined to try them. I can truthfully say I was more than surprised, for I bought only a dollar and a half's worth of tho Cuticura Remedies (Cuticura Soap, Ointment ind Pills), and they did more good than all my doctors' medicines I had tried, and la fact entirely cured him. Ills faco la perfectly clear of tho least spot or scar of anything. Mrs. W. M. Comerer, Burnt Cabins, Ta., Sept. 15, I DOS." Potter Drag A Chcm. Com.. Sola Trot., Boston. Dorothy and the Stork. When little Dorothy Walworth was Introduced to her baby brother In the first Methodist Episcopal Parsonago In Yonkers, N. Y., she manifested In tense interest, but was not astonished. "I knew be was coming," she ex claimed; "I knew It." Pressed for an explanation, the five-year-old said: "I was down to the Dronx zoo the other day and saw the stork In his cage. I recognized him by the black stripes on his wings that papa said were there. Well, when the stork was standing alone on one leg, I went close to him and whispered In his ear that I wanted him to bring mo a baby brother or sister. He didn't say anything, but I knew he would do It, because he bent his head toward me and winked an eye." A One-Part Melodrama. "Dut you can't have a big scene with only ono person in It." "Sure I can," said tho star. "After a struggle with myself I throw myself over the bridge." Louisville Courier Journal. Not to Be Envied. "After all, a rich man only has three meals a day." "And no tlmo to eat 'em." Louis ville Courier-Journal. In case of pain on the lung Hnmlini Wizard Oil act like a muturd plaster, sxeept that it is more effective and i so inucu nicer and cleaner to use. A girl never feeis more Important than when sho is getting married, and a man never looks moro inconspicu ous. mr. KoriHE or Tiiorni.R mnt be rcm-licd before It can lio cured. Allen' l.uriK H&K-iiii Krn tu the mot ut Tour couiili, six cuimIu Uuruileiianil lure. Alullilmgiilmt. Wo live truly for ourselves only when we live for others. Seneca. Mr. Wliialnw' Soothing Srrop. For children tnetlilux, tnftrDi tin iiutni, reilure n tanraiailuu, alia) ia, cure wtnUoollu. JscoutU Money talks, but It often falls to tell the truth. 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Dr. Tierce's Common Sense Medical Adviser, In Plain English; or, rVfml iftine Simplified, 1008 pages, over 700 illustrations, newly revised up-to-date Ldition, paper-bound, sent for 21 one-cent stamps, to cover cost o( niuiliog nly. Cloth-hound, 31 stamp. Address Dr. R. V. Pierce, Buffalo, N. Y. PUTNAM Color mora aoodi brlnhtor snf fitter colors tlisn sn other dr. One tOe osrksg color sll fibers. The ft In cold wsler belter than sni ottr dm. You Wj atripont without ripping apart, Writs tor lrtt torUMHU to Or. Blush and Mis Colors. MOMRQE DRUQ CO . Oulnav. Illlnota. The highest medical authority on foods, Sir James Crichton Browne, LL D.-F. R. 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Hut you must remember It will be restored to you In the next world." "I know It will, mum, but dat don't encourage me, for It was cut off when I was a baby, an' It won't come with in a couple of foot of de ground w'eu It's restored." The angels are always waiting to open the windows of heaven over the bead of the man who will bring the last tltho into the storehouse. I think the first virtue is to restrain the tongue; he approaches nearest to the gods who knows how to be silent even when he Is In tho right. Cato. Tell the Denier you want a Iwi' SiriRle Binder cigar for it rich, mellow quality. Live up to tho llible you know, and your Hlblo will grow. FADELESS DYES duces a big-boned, well-developed, mentally energetic race. His experiments prove that good oatmeal such ns Quaker Oats not only furnishes tho best food for the human be ing, but eating it strengthens and enlarges the thyroid gland this gland is intimately con nected with the nourishing pro cesses of the body. 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