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By HALL CAINS.
Rachel Jorgenaen was the only daughter
4f the eovemor of Iceland. She fell in
lava and married an liiier, St-'yhen Orry.
Her father had other honai f.jr her, and
la hi enter he dlmani her. Orry ran
a ay to a. Of thi onion a child was
. born and Rachel called him Jason. Ste
phen Orry ia heard from In the Ile of
Man. where he wag again married and
another son was born. Rachel died a
heart-broken woman, but lulu Jaon of
his father's acts. J.ison swore to kill
him. and if not him, then his son. In the
meantime Orry had det-erted Ms ship and
sought refuge in the Isle of Man. He
u sheltered by the governor of the
Island. Adam Falrbrothr. Orry went
from bad to worse and married a dissolute
woman, and their child, called Mxhuel
Sunlocks. was born. The woman d ed and
Orry gave Sunlocks to Adam Fairbrother.
who adopted him, and he became th
61ayTOate of the governor's daughter,
Another year passed, and the chil
dren grew together Sunlocks and
Greeba, boy and girl, brother and sis
terIn the Innocent communion of
healthy childhood, with their little
vrhims. their little ways, their little
tiffs, and with the littles sorrows that
overcast existence. And Sunlocks
picked up his English words as fast as
lie picked shells on the beach, gather
ing them on his tongue as he gathered
the sheila into his pinafore, dropping
them and pickin them up again.
Tet another year went by, and then
over the luminous Innocence of the
children there crept the strange trail
cf sex, revealing already their little
differences of character, and showing
what they were to be in days to come
the little maid, quick, urgent, Impulsive
and vain; the little man, quiet, unself
ish and patient, but liable to outbursts
A fourth year passed, and then the
tittle people were parted. The duchess
came from London, where her nights
had no repose' and her days no fresh- j
ness, to get back a little of the -color!
of the sun Into her pallid cheeks, and
driving one day from Mount Murray
to government house she lit on Greeba
In the road outside Castletown. It was
aammer, and the little maid of eight,
bright as the sunlight that glistened on
her head, her cheeks all pink and white,
her legs bare, and her white linen sun
bonnet swinging in her hand, was chas
ing a butterfly a.mld the yeliow-tipped
one that grew by the roadside. That
vision of beauty and health awakened
memory of less charm and freshness.
The duchess remembered a little maid
en of her own who was also eight years
old, dainty and pretty, but pale and
sickly, peaked up In a chill stone house
tn London, playing alone with bows
and ribbons, talking to herself, and
"hating no companion except a fidgety
French governess, who was wrinkled
and had lost some of her teeth.
A few days later the duchess came
again to government house, bought a
Kay new hat for Greeba, and proposed
- that the little maid should go home
with her as playfellow for her only
child. Adam promptly said "No" to her
proposal, with what emphasis his cour-
-tesy would permit, urging that Greeba,
'being so much younger than her broth-
ers, was like an only child in the fam
ily, and that she was in any case an
only daughter. But Adam's wife, think
ing she saw her opportunity, saw many
reasons why Greeba should be allowed
Jto go. For would it be right to cross
the wish of so great a lady? and one,
too, who was in a sense their mistress
. also. And then who could say what
the duchess might do for the child
. aome day? and in any event wasn't
. it a chance which anybody else In the
: Island would give both his ears to have
.his daughter brought up in London,
.S94 at the great house of the Duke
The end of It was that Adam yielded
to his wife now, as he had often yield
ed before. "But I'll sadly miss my lit
tle lassie," he said, "and I much mis
doubt but I'll repent me of letting fier
Tet, while Adam shook his head and
looked troubled, the little maid herself
was in an testacy of delight
"And would you really like to go to
London, Greeba veg?"
"Rut should T thft rArrlflveit. and
the ladies on horseback, and the shops,
and the little girls in velvet should I,
"Maybe so, my veen, maybe so."
The little maid gave one glance at
the Infinite splendor of her new bow
and father, and her dark eyes sparkled,
while the eyes of her father filled.
"But not Michael Sunlocks, you
" know, Greeba ven; no, nor mother, nor
At that word there was a pretty
Ma had ao real sorrow for one with
tweh a heat and such a prospect, and
i the aext instant the bright eyes leapt
xagUrn to the leaping heart.
Tbea tun away, O reeba ven run."
TVs Bttle maiden took ber father at
14a word, though It was but sadly spo
kaa aad bounded off In chase of htl
4dsMf oataeka, that she might tell him
: ,- great war' Kb found him by the
-0U wosdra bridge of the Culver Burn
.gSMTxha hUWw church.
rifni smotoeka had lately struck
Mat irwaoaaip wnn tae carrier,
jC1 aaaag CkaJaa A'KJIley, who some-
mm mmm mmm mam Mnur idt m rme.
r-Baall. barefooted,' with breeches
Osiava Ma knees, his shoes and
..T"Mmmt a boat his neck, and
" : :jr yOaw hair roach and ta
T""tS rsahe waa hew aeated
trif j (Coakar. taggtag the
r. J it far ft cart aa4
sr.affle, and persuading it, by help of
a blackthorn stick, to cross the river
to the meadow opposite. And it was
I Just when the donkey, a creature of be
coming meekness and most venerable
age, was reflecting on these arguments,
and contemplating the water at his
shoes with a pensive eye, that Greeba,
radiant In the happmes sof her mar-
! veil ms hat, came skipping on to the
In a moment she blurted out her news
between many gusts of breath, and
j Miehiel Sunlocks, .pausing from his
labors, sat on his docile beast and look-
ed up at her with great wonder in his
wide blue eyes.
"And 1 shall see the carriages, and
'he ladies on horseback, and the ;hips,
and the waxworks.and the wild beasts."
The eyes of Sunlocks grew hazy and
wet. but the little maiden rattled on.
cocking her eye down as she spoke at
her reflection In the smooth river, for
it took a world of glances to grow fa
miliar with the, marvel that sat on her
And I shall wear velvet frocks, and
have new hats often and lots of good
ies and things; and and didn't I al
ways say a good fairy would come for
me some day?"
"What are you talking of, you silly?"
said Michael Sunlocks.
"I'm not a silly, and I'm going away,
and you are not; and I'll have girls to
piay with, not boys there'
Michael Sunlocks could bear no more.
His eyes overflowed, but his cheeks
reddened, and he said:
"What do I care, you stupid? You
can go if you like," and then down
came his stick with such a sounding
thwack on the donkey's flank!
Now, startled out of all composure
by such Buudeii Kiid nuuiuiary address,
the beast threw up bis hinder legs ano
ducked down bis head, and tumbled his
rider Into the water. Michael Sunlocks
scrambled to his feet, all dripping wet,
but with eyes aflame and his little lips
set hard, and then laid hold of the rope
bridle and tugged with one hand, while
with the stick in the other he cudgelled
the donkey until he had forced it to
cross the river.
While this tough work was going for
ward, Greeba, who had shrieked at
Michael's fall, stood trembling with
clasped hands on the bridge, and, when
all waa over, the little man turned to
her with high disdain, and said, after a
mighty toss of his glistening wet head:
"Did you think I waa drowned, you
silly? Why don't you go, If you're
Not all the splendor of bow and feath
er could help the little maiden to with
stand indifference like this, so her lip
fell, and she said:
"Well, you needn't say so, If you are
glad I'm going."
And Sunlocks answered, "Who says
I'm glad? Not that I say I'm not,
neither," he added quickly, leaping
astride his beast again.
Whereupon Greeba said, "If yju had
beti going o y I hcuid hive cried,"
and then, to save herself from bursting
out In his very face, she turned about
quickly and fled.
"But I'm not such a silly, I'm not,"
Michael Sunlocks shouted after her,
and down came another thwack on
the donkey, and away he sped across
the meadow. But before he had ridden
far he drew rein and twisted about,
and now his blue eyes were swimming
"Greebaf he called.and his little voice
broke, but no answer came back to
"Greeba," he called again, and more
loudly, but Greeba did not atop.
"Greeba!" he shouted with all his
strength. "Greeba! Greeba!"
But the little maid had gone, and
there was no response. The bees were
humming In the gold of the jrorse, and
the fireflies were buzzing about the
donkey's ears, while the mountains
were fading away Into a dim wet haze.
Kalf an hour later the carriage of the
duchess drove out through the Iron
gates of government house, and the
little maiden seated In It by the side
of the stately lady, was crying In a
voice of childlike grief:
"SunlocksISunlocks! Little Sunlocks!"
The advantage which the governor's
wife proposed to herself In parting with
her daughter she never gained, and
one of the secret ends of her life was
thereby not only disappointed, but de
feated; for while the Duchess did noth
ing for Greeba, the girl's absence from
home led Adam to do the more for
Michael Sunlocks. Deprived of his Im
mediate object of affection, his own
little maiden, Adam lavished his love
on the stranger whom chance had
brought to his door; being first prompt
ed thereto by the thought, which came
only wbn It was too late, that In
sending Oreeba away to be company
to some other child he had left pvor
little Sunlocks at home to be sole com
pany to himself.
But Michael Sunlocks soon won for
himself the careasea that were once due
merely to pity of his loneliness, and
Adam's heart went out to him with the
strong affection of a father. He throve,
he grew a tall, lithe, round-limbed
lad, with a smack of the man In his
speech and ways, and all the strong
beauty of a vigorous woman in his
face. Tear followed year, his school
days cam and went ,b became more
a ad mora the foveraor's quick right
la pea and M OMsaory, svaa h
Judgment, and the staff he leaned on
It was "Michael Sunlocks" here, and
"Michael Sunlocks" there and "Michael
Sunlocks will see to that," and "You
may safely leave it to Michael Sunlocks,-"
and meantime the comely and
winsome lad, with man's sturdy Inde
pendenee of spirit, but a woman's
yearning for love, having long found
where this account lay In the house o!
Governor Fairbrother, clung to tha:
good man with more than the affec
tion, because less than the confidence,
of a son, and like a ton he stood to
Now. for one who found this relation
sweet and beautiful, there were many
who found It falce and unjust, Imply
ing an unnatural preference of a fathei
for a stranger before his own children:
and foremost axon; these who kiU
this unfavorable view were Mrs. Fu'i
brother and her sjns. Fhe blamed hi
husband, and they blamed Michael Sui,
The six sons of Adam Fairbrothtj
had grown Into s!x rude men, all b:g
fellows, rough and rungiy, seared am
scarred like the land they lived on, bu
differing much at many points. Ast.ei
the eldest, three-and-thirty when Sua
locks was fifteen, was fair, with g.-z:
eyes, flabby face, and no chin to speai
of, good-hearted, but instable as watei
He was for letting the old man and ti:.
lad alone. "Aisy, man, aiay, what',
the odds?" he would say, In his drawi
Ing way of speaking. But Ross, th.
second son, and Stean. the thhd, bot.
cruel and hot-blooded men, reproache
Asher with not objecting from the first
for "Och," they would say, "one o
these fine days the ship will be wreekei
and scuttled before yer very eyes, an.
not a pound of cargo left at her; and ul
along of that cursed young Imp that',
after sniffln" and (muffin' abaft th
ould man" a figure of speech whici
meant that Adam would will his belong
ings to Michael Sunlocks. And at tha
conjecture, Thurstan, the fourth son, i
black-bearded fellow in top boots, at
ways red-eyed with much drinking, bu
strong of will and the ruler of h.
brethren, would say, "Aw, well, k
the little beachcomber keep his weat!.
er eye limn';" and Jactb, the fifth soi
sandy as a icx, and as sly ai5d watcfc
ful, and John, the youngest, know,
as "Gentleman Johnny," out of tributi
to his love of dress, would shake thei.
heads together and hint that the;
would yet find a way to cook the gjos
of any smooth-faced hypocrite sham
Many a device they tried to get Mi
chael Sunlocks away. They brough
bad rtories of his father, Stephen Orrj
now a name of terror to good peopl
from north to south of the island, i
secret trader running between the rev
etuie cutters In the ports and th
smugglers outside, perha'ps a wrecks
haunting the rough channels of th.
Calf, an outlaw growing rich by crime
and, maybe, by blood. The evil rumor
made no impression on old Adam, bu
they produced a powerful effect whei
no effect had been expected. Bit b
It, as his heart went out to the gov
ernor, there Brew upon Michael Sun
locks a deep lothlng of the very nam'
and thought of his father. The mem
ry of his father was now a thing o
the mind, not the affections; and th
chain of the two emotions, love for hi
foster father and dread of his natura
one, slowly but surely tightened abou
him, so that his strongest hope wa
that he might never again set eyes o;
Stephen Orry. By this Weaknes sh
fell at length Into the hands of the si:
Fairbrotbers, and led the way to i
total rupture of old Adam's family.
One day when Michael Sunlocks wa
eighteen years old a man came to hh.
from Kirk Maughold with an air u
wondrous mystery. It 'as Naij
Crowe, the Innkeeper, now bald, bottle
nosed, and tn a bad state of preserva
tlon. His story. Intended for Michael';
ear filone, was that Stephen Orry, fly
Ing from the officers of the revenui
cutters, was on the point of leaving th.
Island forever, aim orust s&z his so:
'Urfcre eoSes. If the gryp iwiM Tt ?
to the father, then the father muit;
come to the son. The meeting p!sc
proposed was a schooner lying outsldi
of the Calf Sound, and the hour mid
night of the day following.
It was as base a plot as the heart o'.
an enemy ever concocted, for thi
schooner was a smuggler, and the mer
of tne revenue cutler were In hidinj
under the Black Head to watch he.
movements. The lad, In fear of hi.
father, fell into the trap, and war
taken prisoner on sunpiclon In a gifc
making for the ship. He confessed al:
to the governor and Nary Croe we
arrested. To Bave his own caroas.
Nary gave up his employers. The)
were Boss and Stean Fairbrother, ant
Ross and Stean being questioned point
ed to their brothers, Jacob and G.-r,
tleman Johnny as the Instigators of th
When the revelation was complete
and the governor saw that all but hh
whole family was Implicated, and tha
the stain on his house was so blac'.
that the Island would ever remernln
It against him, his placid spirit forsoo
him and Ms wrath knew no boundc
But the evil was not ended there, fo,
Mrs. Fairbrother took sides with hei
sonk, and straightway vowed to live
no longer under the same roof with a;
unnatural father, who found watet
thicker than blood.
At that Adam was shsken ) hit
depths. The taunt passed him by, but
the threat touched him sorely.
"It would be but a poor business." hi
eetdt "to pai't now nfter so many
years of life together, with seven chl!
dren that should be as bonds between
us. In our ate and looking to a longet
But Mrs. ralrbrother wsa resolved t
go with her sons, and never again tr
darken her husband's doors. '
(Tr ha continued.)
HOW VB CAN TBU. 'CM.
The you hear a person tellln' haw
the world has gone awry.
An' reiatia' alt the trouble we'll en
counter by and by.
When you bear him prophesyln' noth
ln" else but doubt an' gliMm
How the aun will coon get the ague an'
the flow'rs forget to bloom.
If you've any mind fur guessln', you
kin alius hit It right,
His luck has gone agin him. He's the
man that lost the fight.
An' when you meet another, steppln'
high an' lookin' proud,
A-shakln' hands so cheery an' a'-smilln'
on the crowd.
An' tellln' folks to brace up: that -the
troubles they go through
Is all Imagination; thing! that vanish
like the dew;
Who says this earth's all rlfrht, no mat.
ter what is said cr done,
You kin recognize him easy. He's the
lucky ctt-v that won.
"Tou mean that you can't put your
self out to give your mother's brother
a night's lodging!" said Caleb Cheverel,
The March wind, bearing dust and
grit and bits of flying paper on Its
retitless wings, came whistling around
the corner, lifting the old man's faded
comforter's enCs and turning his blue
nose a shade bluer still, while Mrs.
Larking, his eldest nleco, stood In her
doorway, filling up the aperture with
her ample person in such a way as to
suggest the familiar legend, "No ad
Mis. Larking was stout and bloom
ing and cherry-cheeked, dresced In sub
stantial alpaca, with gay gold brooch
ind eardrops, which bespoke anything
but abject poverty.
Uncle Caleb was thin and meager
and shabbily dressed, with glossy
;-ams In his overcoat and finger-ends
protruding from his worn gloves like
indent rosebuds coming out of their
"I'm very sorry," said Mrs. Larklns,
tiffly; "but we have but one spare
room, and that Is at present occupied.
Of course I should be elad to do all 1
could for you, but "
"I understand, I understand," said
Cncle ' Cheverel, turning coidiy aay.
"I'll go to my niece Jenny. I wish you
a very good evening."
Mrs. Larklns eloped the door with a
sigh of very evident relief.
"I dare say Jenny will take care of
him," she said philosophically. "Jenny
has a smaller family than I have. But.
don't see why he came up to London
!nstead of staying peaceably down In
Tortoise Hollow, where he belongs."
Mrs. Jennie Eldertop, Mr. Cheverei'a
youngest niece, had a smaller family
than her Bister Rebecca, but then she
had a smaller Income as well. j?he had
Just finished a vigorous day's cleaning
when Uncle Caleb was announced.
"Oh, drat that man!" said Mrs. Elder
top, wringing her parboiled fingers out
of a basin of steaming soapsuds. "What
sends l.Im here. Just now of all times
;n the world?"
And she went down stairs ungra
ciously enough to the street door,
where her husband was welcoming the
"Come In, Uncle Cheverel! come
In!" said honest Will Eldertop. "We're
all upside down here we mostly aie.
now that the spring cleaning is going
jn. But there's room for you If you
don't mind the children and their noise
md a little smell of whitewash in the
p- re rcom."
Mrs. Eldertop's welcome was by no
mans so cordial. She looked, to usfe
. common expression, "vinegar and
taming needles" at the visitor, while
l her inmost soul she calculated the
erobablllty of the cold boiled ham and
urnlps holding out for once more al
"Come, Jenny, don't scowl so," said
Mr. Eldertop, when Uncle Caleb had
gone upstairs to wash his hands and
face. "Ain't he your uncle?"
"A good for nothing old vagabond,"
said Mrs. fcideriop, acidly, "without a
naif-penny Jid up ahead."
"For all that he's 'your guest," said
her husband, "and you're bound to be
civil to ilm. And here's his overcoat
now, wHh a zig-zag rent In It. Just
mend It while you are waiting for the
kettle to boll."
"I won't!" said Mrs. Eldertop.
"All right," retorted her lord and
master. "Then I'll take It next door to
Alexia Allen to mend."
Now, Miss Allen, the talloress, who
lived In the adjoining house, was pretty
and buxom to look upon, and Mrs. El
dertop had nursed comfortably a Jeal
ousy of her for the last four years.
"You'll do no such thing," said Jenny,
tartly. "Hand It here."
And she threuded a needle with a
black silk and thrust her finger into a
thimble, very much as a determined
crusader of old might have donned
sword and shield for some encounter
with the Moslem.
"What's that?" said Mr. Eldertop;
for a folded paper fell from the pocket
of the garment as his wife lutned It up
"gome omfooery or other," an
swered Mrs. Jenny, brusquely.
"I fancy you're mistaken," said Mr.
Eldertop. "H'a the rough draft of a
"But he's got nothing to leave,
shrieked Mrs. Eldertop.
"I'm not so certain of that," retorted
Will, "Just look her, Jenny! 'I give
and bequeath to my two beloved nieces,
In equally divided parts, the sum of
110,000, at present Invested in consols,
"Oo on!" sMld Mrs. Eldertop, breath
lessly. "Read the rest."
"There is no rest," said her hutbsnd,
"That's he end of the paper. It's only
a rough draft, I tell you. And now,
what'a roar opinion of Urcls Cbeverel's
HCs been a miser all ales" aaid
Mr. Eldertop. her face frmwtng radl
ant. "Making up poor mouths and
traveling around the country with all
this money In the funds. A regular old
character just like those one reads
sbo'it In novels. Put It back, Will
put It back. We've no business to be
prying Into Uncle Caleb's secrets; but
what a blessing It Is he came here in
stead of stopping down at Rebecca Lar
klns!" And when Uncle Cheverel came down
stairs he was surprised at the sweet
smiles with which his niece Jenny wel
"Been mending my coat, eh?" said
Uncle Cheverel. "Thank'ee kindly,
Jenny. I caught it on a nail yesterday,
and I was calculating to sew It up my
self when I could borrer a needle and
"I'm glad to be of use. Uncle Caleb,"
beamed Mrs. Eldertop. "Johnny, put
on your cap and run to the grocer's (or
a smoked mackerel for your uncle's
breakfast. I hope you found your room
comfortable. Uncle Caleb?"
Before she slept that night VIrs. El
dertop put on her bonnet and Bhawi and
ran round to the Larklns' mansion to
Impart her wonderful tidings to Sister
"You don't say so!" cried out the as
"Gospel truth!" said Mrs. Eldertop
"I saw It with my own eyes."
"He must come here," said Mrs. Lar
"Not If I know It," raid Mrs. Elder
top. "He's my guest and my guest h
"But If I'm to share equally witl
you," saldr Mrs. Larklns, "I ought t
show him some attention, the dear
generous-hearted old man."
"Lest he should alter his will,'
shrewdly remarked Sister Jenny. "Yoi
always were a worldly creature
"No more than yourself!" sale Mrs
Larklns, bristling up. "But it's m;
family I am thinking of, Jenn. I'll tel
you what I'll come around and sei
"But don't you breathe a syllabh
about the will," said Mrs. Eldertop, it
a mysterious whlsrier.
'Oh, not for worlds," said Mrs. aLr-
During the next week Uncle Chevere
was overwhelmed with civilities. Ot
Thursday a new suit of clothes arrived
with Mrs. Larklns' love and compli
ments. On Friday Mrs. Larklns cam
uith an open barouche to take deal
Uncle Caleb for a drive In the park
And on Saturday Mrs. Eldertop burr
into tears and declared she should nev
er be happy again If her mother's onlj
brother didn't pledge himself then ant
there to make his future home witt
herself and Will.
Uncle Caleb looked a little puzzled.
"Well," said he, "if you really mak
a point ot it but i was imenuing
meet Cousin John at Gravesend."
X'oar uncle, promise tne to stay heri
a!a"i, cried airs. ,iaercop, nysier-
Just as you say, Niece J?nny," as
sented the old man, complacently.
Mrs. Eldertop fc-!t that she had car
ried her point.
But when Mr. and Mrs. Larklns cams
on Sunday afterroon to prens a slmllai
petition. Uncle Caleb opened i.is eyes.
"My importance sneins to have 'gone
up' In the market," he observed quaint-
y. "I never was In such demand
anions my relatives before. But 1
can't be in two places at once, that's
And he decided to remain with Mrs
Eldertop, greatly to the Indignation ol
the Larklns family, who did not hesi
tate to hint boldly at unfair advantage
and undue Impartiality.
But JuBt as Mrs. Larklns was rlsine
to depart, w Kh her handkerchief to hei
eyes, little Johnny Eldertop camt
clamoring for a piece of paper to cut a
kite tall from.
'Go along," said Mrs. Eldertop, Im
'We nave no paper ..ere. uo
'Hold on, little chap hold on!" said
Uncle Caleb, f'lmbllcg In his overcoat
pocket he had Just been about startlnu
for a walk when the Larklns party ar
rived "here's a bit as is of no use to
And he produced the "rough drait
and bestowed It on Johnny.
"One tide's written on,' 'said he, "and
t'other ain't. It was lyln on the floor
In Mr. Watkln's law office, when 1
stepped In to see if Jrseph Hall wa
employed there as porter still. An old
chum of mine Hall was In Tortoise Hol
low. I can't bear to tee even a bit t.i
paper wasted, fo 1 -. xed the clerk If it
was of any use. He ald no It wai
only a draft of Dr. Falcon's will. Dr.
Falcon made a new will eveiy six
months, be said, so I Junt picked It up
and put It In my pocket. Everything
conies In use once In seven years, they
say, and this Is Just light fjr little
Johnny's kite tall."
Mrs. Larklns looked at Mrs. Kldertop.
Mr. Eldctop stared Into the spectacled
eyes of Mr. Larklns.
Uncle Caleb chuckled benevoieniiy nr
Utile Johnny skipped away with the
piece of paper which had been freight
ed with such wealth of anticipation.
The Larklnses took leave without any
unnecesnary formula of adieux and
Mrs. Eldertop took occasion to tell
Uncle Caleb that perhaps he had belter
prosecute his original design of thu
"Because we're expecting company
tomorrow," said she, "and our best
room will be wanted for a while. And,"
she added within herself, "I will tak
irood care that It shan't be empty again
Just at present."
Ho Uncle Caleb went to Gravesend,
where Cousin John was as poor and
warm-hesctl a himself, and he was
never Invited to return to London again.
Five years later Unrle Caleb depart,
ed this life and left behind him 20,
0O0 In consols willed to John Clark.
To his "dear nieces," Jsne Kldertop and
Rebecca Larklns, he left f5 lo each to
piy for the trouble be put them lo when
he visited them. To say Ihnt there ai
joy In the nieces' household when th
will was read would be tn say what l
false, for, If the old man could hav
iuumI st all the unkind thlna thai
would be uttered regarding him, I
doubt If h would have left them ever
tt each. .
FC3 m nt rcra.
How Uncla tama la Providing Fof
Hla oldlara Boya Who War
One of the Important parts In mod
ern army organisation Is the commis
sary department those who have
charge of providing the necessaries of
life for the men who are fighting their
country's battles. And this problem
grows larger each succeeding year aa
our nation pushes Its power out over
the globe. The time was when our
government needed to consider no cli
mate but our native one when buying
supplies for the army, but now since
our flag Is kissed by the sun of almost
every clime, and since, as Webster said
of England, "our morning reveille Is
heard around the world," we have
found it necessary to use the greatest
care to select those food products which
possess the greatest amount of nutri
tive qualities, and which, at the same
time, are prepared with such care and
intelligence that makes It possible for
them to be transported thousands of .
miles, through varying climates, and!
still retain freshness and strength.
Thus It Is that the United States
government Is putting the best brains
and experience Into the work of feed
ing Its soldiers, for the food they eat la
more Important, In its bearing on their
fighting qualities, than their accoutre
ments. As an example of the way
Uncle Sam does things. It may be noted
that an order was recently placed with
Swift & Co., the we,l known Kansas
City packers, for 250,000 pounds of their
Fancy Breakfast Bacon. This will go
to San Francisco In car lots, and from
there to China. It would no doubt be a
pleasing reflection for some soldier boy,
as he stands within the walls of the
Imperial City, to think that the meat
he Is eating might have come from oft
his own father's farm in the valley ot
the Kaw, or along the banks of the
Missouri, or out on the plains of Kan
sas. And so might some farmer, as he
stands feeding his porkers, fondly Im
agine that they may some day be trans
formed into Fancy Breakfast Bacon,
such as is made by Swift & Company,
and fhat his boy, in the land of the
Celestials, or on the banks u! the i hSig,
!ht make a imal from it. It is a
matter for congratulation that the
American soldier does not need to eat
a mouthful of prepared food bearin
any other than an American label, and.
that both raw and finished product
comes from his own home land.
We offer One Hundred Dollars Re
ward for any case of Catarrh that can
not be cured by Hall's Catarrh Cure.
. F, J. CHENEY & CO., Props..
We, the undersigned, have known F.
J. Cheney for the last IE years, and be
lieve him perfectly honorable in a!l
business transactions, and financially
able to ccrry out any obligation made
by their firm.
WEST & THUAX, Wholesale Drug
gists, Toledo, O.
WALDINO. RINNAN MARVIN,
Wholesale Druggists, Toledo. O.
Hall's Catarrh Cure Is taken Inter
nally, acting directly upon the blood
and mucous" surfaces of the system.
Price, Tie per bottle. Fold by all drug
gists. Testimonials free.
Hall's Family Pills are the best
Letters dropped Into a box In Paris
are delivered in Berlin within an hour
and a half and sometimes within thirty-five
minutes. They are whlskeJ
through tubes by pneumatic power.
Many people have tried In vain to
find a successful treatment for that
dreadful disease,' cancer. W call ins
attention of such to the column ad.
which will appear In this paper, next
week, of Dr. E. O. Smith, the celebrated
specialist of Kansas City, who positive
ly guarantees a cure for every case he
undertakes. Read his ad. and testimoni
als, and wri'.d him for further par
ticulars. Vital weakness ane nervous debility can
be cured. "Ylrtuama" Tablets are guar,
unteed by Kldd Drug Co., Elgin, III, to
cure all nervous diseases, debility and vi
tal losses, or send frea medicine until
cured if guaranteed lot falls. Pale, thin,
emaciated, tremblnls; and nervous people
should try these tablets: greatest of nerve
tonics. If vou are not what you ought to
be, or want lo rw and can be, glv them
one trial and you will iiia.ie iiieiu for
ever. $2 a peks. r for per mml.
Retail and wholeale of Myers ; Dillon
Drug Co., Omiiha. M. A. Dillon, South
Omaha; Davis Drug Co., Council JilurTi;
RlKKS PharmHcy, Lincoln; H. 8. Baker,
Sioux City. Full line of rubber good;
ask for what you want.
A Skin of Beauty Is a Joy Forever,
DR. T. TO.IX GOl'KA t'D'f OKI K.NTAL
CHKAM, OK MAGICAL BEAlTlt lKK
as well kh
liniilts Mot h
Freeh lett Hid
tlon. It Im
piod the trt
of fcl yni, ami
Is no harmless we tte It in lie sure It Ik pro
perly ijinle. Aocept no c"uijirni of ftitittiiir
name. Dr. I.. A. Suyrtt said in a lady of tli
hnul-ton pallem): "As you ladle will m
i he in. I recinineiiii 'U'urnl'( renin' a Iiia
leant harmful of all l he Hkin vr''Prtttlon."
r'orlnby all )riitflt an'l Fancy tiooils
Dealers In llrti I.'. H , Uanadn and F.urope.
PBKD T. HOPKINS, I'rop'r,
ar Oreitt Jones Street, NEW VOKK.
CTTRF.S all KI4nr
Uiaeaaew, liar a -
Mbi, eta. Aldrur
r1.or by nail.
ties, ete., of Dr. a J. Kay, Same a. N. V.
Farmert and Poultiymen ! !
VrHi can ftot aflurd to te withotil
IMI I UCI UTIMHUTM.
ycnir Hog from i.iw4r; nonm and
HHipcp frvm Dratcmpcf, hcra(cht and
Manga. Kat jrw C'atiW irtt ttom
and Poultry Utm Cholera, RmiMrt
ifesly lAg, Ac. II your dalr doai oof
ki it, tenl 7J rrnii for a anllon
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