The Red Cloud chief. (Red Cloud, Webster Co., Neb.) 1873-1923, October 21, 1915, Image 2

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iibiiii-I Ji-m Tnylnr. At 11 limine bi-ymul lint
Hprlnss llu.y mt-t-l Major lliirwcmil Wyntt
In mil to licit. Ho tict'OMieB HUnplcloin,
anil Anil Unit Tnylor him murdered liar
wood imil t'HCtipi'il, Wyntt chntiKi's to II.
H. uniform, mill to n delui-limi'iit of l-'cit-ml
ciivnlry Mciitlfli-H hliiim-ir on l.leu
tennnl Itnyiniinil. Tlilnl U. B. cavnlry.
Captain l-'ox llndA Hnrwood's tioily. Tim
dfltiii'litncnt In nniliiiHlicil, Wyntt i-nrnpnn
Jo the tlii'on Itrliir country nnd roc to
JlnrwmxI'H lionit-, ulioru ho IWhIm Nori'fti
JlnrwiHiil. lln Introiltici-n lilinm-lf nn I.ltii
tonnnl Itnyiniinil I'nrimn Nlt-hola conn's
Ip (lie Iioiiho iiml tcllft Nnri'f-n of lirr fn
ther n ili'iith, Wyntt furrm I 'arson Nlch
olji to I'onri'Ri Hint ho Iihh Iiccm w'tit In
ailvnnrit of Ansu Cownn, who propoHM to
tnnrry Non-en nt once, nml no unlet tltlo
lo the Imiil in oiNiiiitn liutwi-cn the Cow-
nn nml Norci'ti' deud fnlliur. Anno Cow
n npil hln Knnjr nirlvo nnd Hint tlio
(irnuhiT IioiiiiiI In n clincil. Wyalt nml
'orri'ii tmvu contx-nlcd HiuiiihcIvlb In thu
CHAPTER X Continued.
I wob obliged (o loosen It by tlio In-
ortlon of my kntfo btado, yet tho
clamii yielded with but llttlo noise,
and I poured eagerly down the open
ing. There was a Intnp burning In tho
lower ball, tho reflection Biilllclontly
bright to reveal tho general Hltuatlon.
No men woro visible, nor did I hear
any voices In conversation. Ono thing
was certain tho tipper hall waB coni'
plotely deserted, for I could ecu along
1U entire length. I lifted my head, and
Claaccd back to where tho girl re
snalnod silent, and tnotlonlcsa. My
eyes, long nccustoniod to tho darknesB.
could distinguish her outlines, ovon
tko dim contour of her faco. 8bo sat
upright on tho rough flooring, appar
ently regarding mo Intently.
"Do you find tho way left clear?"
"Bo far as the upper hall Is con
mod yoB. Thoro la a light burn
lag below, although I can perceive no
otemont. They may bo In tho dining
rooB, but I do not bellevo they will
search up here again."
"No?" The slight rising Infloctlon
attrag mo. What did hor action meant
Why ahould she bo suddenly RBBumo
that tone with mo? Tho soouer I knew
the better.
"I bog your pardon, Miss Harwood,"
1 sajd quietly, "but I fall to understand
(Why you should speak to me In this
anner. You have shown confidence,
.trust. In my former eftorta to serve
you, and I am Just us eager now to be
of service."
1 "You mean you wish mo to have
complete confidence in you?"
"Cortalnly. I can do nothing other
wlso." 1 There was an Instant of allenco. In
which her breathing was plainly audi
bio. Ilcneath tho shadow of an uplift
ed hand I felt that her eyes were upon
ay faco.
"Very well, then," sho Bald finally,
her volco nioro expressive of Interest.
"It Is Burely no moro than natural that
1 should desire to know whom I have
tho honor of -talking with."
"Hut do you not know?"
"No," firmly and decisively. "You
hoard what those men said yet you
mo on protending to mo. You are tho
officer they referred to, are you not?"
J "Yes; I cscapod when Fox's com
and was attacked."
"You woro an officer in Captain
Fox'a troop?"
"No; I Joined him by accident at
Hot Springs."
"Under what namo?"
Tho uttor uselessnesB of attempting
te Ho was apparent. Her questions
were too direct, too straightforward,
for any further evasion. Tho slightest
quibbling now would cost mo her
frlondshlp forever. If I hcsltuted, It
was ucarccly noticeable
"Under tho name," 1 replied quietly,
"of Charles II. Raymond, lieutenant
Third U. 8. cavalry, on recruiting
"Ohl" tho exclamation burst forth In
urprlBO at my frank avowal. "Then
you did Hot make that up merely to do-
celvo mo7 ou Had been passing un
der that namo with others, You had
taken It for a distinct purpose u a
Military purposo?"
"1 took It," I said slowly, and delib
erately, my oyes looking steadily at
hor, "because 1 knew such a Federal
officer had boen detailed to sorvlco in
this neighborhood. If I have taken my
Die in my hands to serve tho cause or
the South. It was In obedience to tho
ordors of my superiors."
"WhoBO orders?"
"General Jacksou directly; although
Robert 12. Leo was present, and gave
final Instructions."
Her bands concealed hor faco, and I
could Judge nothing as to Its expres
sion; whether, or not, my words had
aay weight with her, Sho sat motion-
leaa, bent slightly forward. At last she
aid slowly:
"1 I know enough of of army life
to bo awaro that men aro not ordered
to such baurdous work they are
asked to volunteer. Only a brave man
would assume such a risk; only a
aaan who believed In himself, and his
cause. I I like you better because
you have told mo. I bcllovo you are
honcat with tnu now. 1 did not know
what to do, or what to say before, 1
know you were not Raymond, and that
ffenu wore acting a lie but could not
guess your purpose. What made It
harder to understand," her voice hesi
tating slightly, "aroso because thoro
was something about you so oddly fa
miliar; I I felt that I ought to recog
n 1 7.0 your face; that somewhoro wo
had met before havo wo?"
"Yes, Miss Noreen; I am Tom
"Why! Why, of course!" tho swift
expression wns otio of Intense relief.
"How stupid of mo! Oh, I am so glad
that I know." To my surprise sho
held out both hntidii Impulsively. "Your
being n spy doesn't make any differ
ence now that I know who you really
are. It In no wonder I did not recog
nize you why you woro only a boy "
"Not when you rodo by my mother
and mo on tho pike."
"A yenr ago? 1 remember; yet I
hardly caught a glimpse of you
through the dust. You wcro Jiiflt n bo
when you wore horo last. Why you
had long curls."
"And thought Noreen Harwood tho
most beautiful little girl I bad ever
"Why you you aro In oven greater
danger than I."
"Oh, no; from nil I have scon und
heard the Cowans must bo In sympa
thy with tho South, or they never
would havo nindo the attnek on Fox's
party, or held Lieutenant Raymond
prisoner. I had considered going di
rect to Anso, revealing my Identity,
and demanding protection."
Her hands grasped my sleeve.
"No, not that I You do not uudor
stand, Tom Wyatt. Theso men care
nothing for tho Issues of tho war. They
merely use them to cover up their own
There Was the Sound of Chairs Being
Pushed Hastily Back.
lawless deeds, nnd to assist In work
ing out schemes of revenge. They are
neither Federal, nor Confederate; they
are robbers, murderers, and thieves.
Is Anso Cowan Micro tonight for any
purpose but his own? You rcallzo
what that purposo Is."
"1 havo heard enough to make me
certain," I answered. "He would force
you into marriage to thuB gain control
of this property. Tho killing of Major
Harwood wns part of the plan."
"You know then of my father's
death? You know that report to be
true? Why, you said you were with
Captain Fox at Hot Springs! Is It
"Yes, MIsb Noreen, It Is truo. I saw
your tuther'B body, and that or his
servant Tom. I came across tho moun
tains with tho man who killed thorn
both. I supposed him to bo a scout.
Ho called hlmsolf Jem Taylor, and
when they tlrst mot your fathor ad
dressed hint by that namo. Thoy met
by appointment nt a house a mllo south
of Hot Springs. Your fnthor Bald noth
ing to you of such a man?"
"No; I saw htm but for a moment
ns ho paBscd through Lowlsburg on
his way east. Ho waa to meet a Bcout
boyond the mountains, but no name
wns mentioned. What did tho man
Taylor look like?"
"1 described blm to Captain Fox,
und ono of his men, n sergeant, In
stantly pronounced tho follow to bo
old Ned Cownn."
"Ned Cownn I Why, that could uot
be! My fathor would never havo an
appointment nlono with him. Thoy
havo been deadly enomles for years."
"That may bo true, Miss Noreou. I
can only tell you what llttlo I kuow.
Your father might havo been deceived;
drawn Into a trap. Ho was there ap
parently by uppolntmcnt to confer
with a man known to him ns Taylor.
Who Taylor really was I cannot say
hut ho was an enemy, uot a friend, of
Major Harwood. I do not Insist that
tho fellow was Ned Cowan, but I am
suro ho belonged to thu gang. Wo
trailed him nearly to New River, and
hnd gone Into camp nmld the moun
tains when the Cowans attacked us. In
my Judgment thu killing of your fa
ther, and tho raid ou this house to
night, form part of tho same plan."
I do not think sho was crying, al
though bor face was burled In ber
hands. I turned my eyes away, down
.4 w II
through tho scuttle hole, but nothing
moved along tho hall below. The house
seemed absolutely desorted, but thu
lamp continued to burn, and yet, evou
us I felt tho strangeness of such In
tense bIIciico, a door slammed some
whero In the distance, and a gruff
voice spoke.
1 '
Waiting the Next Move.
"Anso Kelly, are either of you
Thoro was tho sound of chairs being
pushed hastily back from a table, and
rapid HtcpB on tho floor.
"Yos; what's wrong? Have you
found 8omothlng7"
"Suro; 1)111 an' I saw them; they
wcro a tryln' tcr git the boas; but
afore either of ub could tiro, they
sorter slipped 'long back o' ther fenco,
an' got away. It's darker'n hell out
thar, un' Dill scd fer mo ter cum In
yero an' toll yor that If you 'en Kelly
wud cut across the road, an' sorter
head tho cusses off we'd bag tho two
"Whar'a tho rest of thor boyB?"
"Ridln' tho LovIsburg plko nccordln'
ter orders, I reckon. LcaBtwIso wo
ain't seen 'em since yor tol' us ter
watch ther stublo. 1)111 an' 1 can't
round them up alone."
"All right, Have. Whero tiro they
"In thor orchard, a creepln' 'long
tho fenco. Hill's followtn' 'em up, nn'
all you got ter do Is run 'long tho road
an' git ter tho corner ahead o' 'em
They can't go no other way."
1 caught a glimpse of the two bb
they crossed the lower hnll hurriedly.
The lump flickered In the draft of the
opened door, and ono fellow sworo
roughly, ns ho stumbled over some ob
stacle. Then the door closed, nnd tho
llamo atcudlcd. In tho bIIciico wo could
henr again the beating of rain on the
roof over head.
"Who do you suppose they could
havo seen?" sho asked.
"Shadows likely enough. Let them
hunt We kuow now tho house 1b de
serted, and can find more comfortable
quarters perhaps even slip away bo
foro anyone returns. You will go
with mo?"
''Of course; I am not afraid of Tom
Wo passed the ladder down slowly,
and carefully, until tho lower end rest
ed socurely on the floor below. If
Nichols had recovered from the effect
of tho severe blow, be had made no
sound, and I had almost forgotten bis
presence. I drew back, and permitted
tho lady to descend first, holding the
upper supports firmly until ber feet
touched tho floor. It was a struggle
for mo to force my larger bulk through
the uarrow opening, but I succeeded
finally, and stood beside ber. In the
brighter light 1 could perceive more
clearly the expression of the girl's
faco, realized the friendliness of ber
eyes. My frank confession bad won
mo her confidence; no matter where
her sympathy might bo In this war
struggle my allegiance to the cause of
tho South was no serious barrier be
tween us; even tho fact that I was
masquerading there in a stolen uni
form and under an assumed name, had
not greatly changed her trust in an old
playmato. My heart beat faster to this
knowledge, yet, lu some way, although
I rejoiced, tho recognition brought
with it a strango embarrassment.
"It sounds as though the storm was
harder than ever," sho said "Whero
shall wo go?"
"My cholco would be to hide In one
of theso rooms, for the present, at
least. We could scarcely hope to get
tho horse out of tho stablo unseen,
and, even It we did. wo would be like
ly to rldo Into some of the gang."
"Hut they will return to the bouse."
"Ueforo they leave yes; but It Is
hardly probable they will Benrch up
horo again. ,Anso will be In Ill-humor
enough when bo decides we have real
ly escaped, but will never imagine that
our biding place Is In the house. They
will give up by daylight, and then the
way will be clear."
"And whore will you go?"
"Why," In surprise: "I could not
leave you alone until I placed you In
tho enro of friends."
"At Lowlsburg. you mean?"
"If Hint Is whero you wish to go."
Her eyes met mine frankly, but with
an expression lu their depths I failed to
"Not wearing that uniform," Bhe
said qutetly, "or under tho nuino or
Lieutenant Raymond. Do not mlsuu
derstnnd. Thero Is friendship between
us personal friendship, tho memory
of tho pnst, a knowledge of tho Inti
macy between your father and mlno.
More, I am grateful to you for tho
servlco you havo been to me this
night; nor db I hold It against you thut
you risk your llfo In tho cuuse for
which you fight. Uut I am Union, 'loin
Wyntt, and I cannot help you In your
work, nor protoct you. When day
light comes I am going to say good-hy
and forget thnt I have even scon
"Hut," I protested, "why could we
not part, if we must, at LewlBburg,
after I know you aro safo?"
"Thoro are Federal troops at Lewis
burg. They know mo, and their com
pander Is aware of my acquaintance
with the otllccr wnoso name you nave
"Yet, In a measure, at least, you
trust mo? I want you to consider me
a personal friend."
"Why 1 do," hor eyes opening widely.
"It Is for your own protection I refuse
your escort to Lowlsburg. 1 nm a
traitor to my ling not to tako you
thoro, and surrender you a prisoner.
If it I did not care 1 would. Hark!
That was u shot!"
"Yes, and another; they souud to
the west of the house."
"In the orchard, beyond the stable.
Can there really be someone biding
"Thev are certainly firing at some
thing thero speaks another rifle
farther south. Those fellows will be
back presently, and we must be out of
their way. What room Is that beyond
the chimney?"
"It was used by the housekeeper.
Do you know where Parson Nichols
was loft?"
"In the room at the hend of too
stalrn; why yes, your room. Could they
havo killed the man?"
I pushed open the door, which stood
slightly ajnr, and looked In. Nichols
had partially lifted himself by cling
ing to the bed, and bis eyes met mine.
The marks of tho savage blow with
which Cowan had floored him, wcro
plainly evident, and tho man appeared
weak and dazed. Yot ho Instantly rec
ognized me, mid crouched buck In ter
ror. 1 stopped Into the room, and
gripped his collar.
"Stand on your feet, man I Oh, yes,
you can; you're a little groggy yet, no
doubt, but with strength enough for
thnt. Come; I'll hold you. Now, out
wsMBfaHHHpaflDslK-M. MmM
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I Flung Him Down on the Bed.
Into the hall. Miss Harwood. may i
trouble you to open that door yes,
the housekeeper's room; we'll bide
ourselves in there. By Jove, that
sounds like a regular volley!"
I pushed the man forward, and flung
him down on the bed, still retaining
my grip on his collar.
"Not a move, or a sound, Nichols!
Attempt to betray us, and your life
is not worth tho snap of a finger. Miss
Harwood close the door, and lock It"
Tho same Instant a vivid flash of red
lit up the whole Interior, the light glar
ing In through the unshaded windows,
and reflecting from the walls. Nichols
started up with a llttlo cry of terror,
but I forced him back.
"It is not the house," I :,aid sternly.
"They must have fired the stable.
Keep down out of sight. Miss Noreen,
creep across to that nearest window
and take a glanco out bo careful that
no ono Bees you. I'll keep guard over
our preucher friend."
Natives of Orkney Islands Refuse to
Admit That They Are of Scot-
tlsh Blood.
Miss Elinor Root, who has boon vis
iting tho llttlo-known Orkney islands,
tells us that the natives are very
proud of tholr Ncrso origin, Indignant
ly ropudtatlng tho idee, that their for
bears were Scottish.
"Pooplo do not speak here with
nearly so broad an accent as the peo
ple In Scotland," Miss Root remarked
to her hostess, "nnd I notlco the names
do not sound Scotch Cutt. Twatt,
Flott, Cursltor, nnd bo on. How Is
My hostess stiffened visibly.
"Thoy nro iot Scotch. We aro not
Scotch. Wo did not como from Scot
land. Havo yo novcr heard of the
Norsemen from beyond tho sens? Wo
aro tho descendants o' them. Wo are
not of Scotch blood. Yo do not call
tho Irish English- vo'ro not to call us
"I beg your pardon," 1 returned hum
bly, nnd to chnngo the subject,
plunged Into tho theme of nfforesta
tlon. Tho venture -as an unfortunnto
ono, ns trees rofuno to grow in the
"Trees spoil tho scenery," dcclnred
my hostess. "Wo wouH not have them
If wo could. If yo go to the southland,
yo cannot seo anything of tho scenery
for tho trees. Wo like to seo scenery
Llpplncott's Magazine.
Battle Famous In History.
Tho capture of Warsaw nntednted
by n lny another historic anniversary
In Gorman history, the battle of
Woerth. August 0, 1870, Horo tho
French under Marshal Mc.Mahon.
fresh from tholr defeat by tho Prus
sians at Wclssenburg, ten miles away,
woro ngnln overwhelmed by tho vic
torious Gormans. Tho fiercest light
lug occurred In tho vlllago of FtobcIi
weller, which had to be stormed, tho
struggle lu tho streets being of the
most desperate. charnctor as may be
Judged by the fact that the Prunslan
loss was 10.000 and tho French 8,000
with 9,000 prlsonors.
Just Picks the Kind-Hearted.
"Georgo. you'ro always happy and
smiling. Ib overybody good to you?"
"No, I wouldn't Jes' say dat, boss.
Dero's some pow'ful mean folks In dls
worl. but when 1 discover 'em I Jes'
nacherally don' 'aociate wit 'em,"-Detroit
Free Pross.
ny E. O. SELLERS, Acting Director of
tho Hundny School Course, thu Moody
Dlblo Institute, Chicago.)
OOLDEN TEXT Thu Hticol of Jphovnh
encompeth round nhout thotn thnt fear
aim, and dehvereth thcm.-Vs. 3t:7.
A map Is usoful In teaching thin
lesson. Tho events occurred during
tho revolution which resulted In tho
extermination of Jezebel nnd hor
brood. Dothan, n small walled town,
was about ten miles north nnd slight
ly east of Samnrin, tho capital of
Israel, and In history is connected
with Joseph (Gen 37). DamascUBwna
tho capital of Syria.
I. Danger, vv. 8-13. Jchornm, king
of Israel, cleaved to tho sins of Jero
boam nnd of Alinb, his fnther. In
Judnh, Jchoram, (ho son of Jchosltn
plint, married Atlinllah, tho daughter
of Ahalt nnd Jezebel. General Jehu,
famous for his driving, was soon to
becomo king of Iarnol. Tho king of
Assyrln, being otherwise engaged, al
lowed Syria, tho constant enemy of
Israel, to make n fresh attack unhln
dored (v. 8). Ellslm, tho patriot, tlio
"man of God," proves to ho Israel's
real safety. Ellslm has not left us
great revelations Hko Isaiah and
(Other prophets, but ho know from day
to day Uod's will, nnd ho has power
with him so that ho could warn his
people of Impending danger. He had
what the king and tho people both
lacked, n vision of God. Ho saw tha
needs and dangers, but also tho re
sources nt his command. Thus ho de
livered Isreal many tlmoB (v. 10). Wo,
too, nro thus frequently delivered, let
us pralso God. Tho undorylng reason
for Israel's danger was its neglect of
the word of God, and the samo can bo
said ns explaining the defeat of tho
Syrians. Truo patriotism combines
vision and warning. The king of
Syria, like countless other despots,
know not friend from foe, but evident
ly he had one retainer who told him
the truth (v. 12). Somo have sug
gested that this was Naaman; per
haps It was a captive Israelite. In
either caso It suggests God's knowl
edge of us. (See Pb 139:1-10.)
II. Defense, vv. 14-18. It was not a
mere guerrilla detachment sent to Do
than to capture Eltsha boforo making
tho main attack upon Samaria, but a
well-officered army. Ellsha meant
more to them than did the king of
Israel. The servant of Ellsha hnd
risen early and saw only tho hills
surrounding Dothan, upon which was
"a host with horses and chariots
round about tho city" (v. 15), and in
consternation ho exclaims: "Alas, my
master, how shall we do?" Again
wo aro Impressed with tho vision of
Ellsha nnd tho lack of It on tho serv
ant's part. Ellsha saw what tho serv
ant could not see; walking by faith ho
was not affrighted (John 11.1, Phil.
4: C, 7; Isa. 12:2; Ps. Cfi:3). In re
sponse to Ellshn's prayer tho servant's
eyes woro opened, yet ho was not one
whit moro snfo than boforo (v. 17).
It Is n striking contrast horo with tho
Ellsha of chapter 2:10. It Is a nug
gostfon of tho Christian anointed by
tho Holy Spirit and thnt of tho saved
sinner boforo that experience. Our
eyes need to bo opened to seo that
"thoy that bo'wlth us are moro than
they that bo with them" (v. 10).
III. Deliverance, vv. 19-23. In tho
first section wo uro taught tho danger
of a lack of vision. In tho second sec
tion tho cmphnsls is upon tho noed
of a vision, whereas in this there is
presented tho uso of a vision. To
crystallize vision Into oxperlenco Is a
difficult task for us nil. Ellsha prayed
Jehovah, for whom he was acting, to
smlto the Syrians with blindness.
This was not for vengeance, but (a) to
teach tho Syrians who tho truo God
Is (b), to lead Jchoram, the king, to
go to Jehovah for help, and (c) to do
llvor tho people from tho raids of tho
Syrians. This word "blindness"
(v. 18) convoys tho Idea of dazzling,
visual bawildcrmont, hallucination and
not of total loss of sight, thus making
it easy for Eltsha to lead thorn ns ho
willed (v. 10). Mentally bewildered
ns a result of their physical ailment
thoy failed to recognlzo tho prophet.
Ha did not deceive them, for they at
Inst "found him" when ho led thorn
Into Samaria nnd onco moro they could
boo. Within tho walls of Samaria
Ellsha's prayer Is again nnswerod,
tholr sight restored (v. 20) and thoy
find themselves nt tho mercy of Is
raol'B king. Tho older and wiser man
Ellsha, forbids tho younger, tho king,
to uso his ndvontago (vv. 21 22), hut
rather to hoap coals of flro upon their
heads by setting boforo them food
(Rom. 12: 20. 21); within hlB power,
such acts could not bo attributed to
Thero nro hero proscnted throe prin
cipal lessons.
(1) Tho foolishness of seeking to
circumvent God or of thwarting his
(2) Tho protecting caro God is con
stantly exercising over thoso who put
their trust in him, and In his bound
less resources.
(3) Tho lesson of making tho right
uso of prayer nnd tho answers which
wo rocelvo, and to bo magnanimous
to our enomles.
God honored Ellsha's prayer because
Ellsha acted according to God's Word
(I John 3:22; Prov. 28:9).
Uncle Sam Opens
Fort Berthold (North Dakota)
Reservation Lands!
Rttftttr it Mlsti, Oettbtr IMi to HA
Setd mn tor Fort fcrthoM Cirwltr
110,000 acres of desirable
homestead land situated in
a well-settled ancj prosper
ous agricultural section of
North Dakota, arc to be dis
posed of to settlers. Plan to
register at Minot, gateway
to the Fort Berthold coun
try; go therr via the Great
Northern; choice of thrco
fast trains.
.Ifiii the coupon below and
secure free circular containing
complete information about tin
Fort UertliolJ Reservation Open
ing, Bffiffinr
k. c. i.r.r.nY
Gen. Immigration Atfent
Urtat Northern
' miLT""
1 C. I.rrnv, (icncral ImmlKratlon Accnt,
(irrat Nortlirrn Hailway. St. l'aul, Minn.
Send I-'ort llcrtliokl circular.
Name... .....-.......
New York Comic Journal Evidently
Thinks Little of the New
"Pat-Pat" Idea.
On the baBls of a Huntington, VV.
Va.. dispatch, describing Dr. E. VV.
Orover's recommendation of tho "pat
pat" ob a substitute for the unhygienic
kiss, Puck submits a fow modifica
tions of current literature to suit, as
Ho planted a passionate pat-pat up
on her upturned cheek . . .
Gwendolyn stood demuroly under
tho mlstletoo, and in another Instant
Clarence had deftly pat-patted her.
"How dare you pat-pat mo, sir!" she
cried. . . .
"It is useless for you to struggle,
my proud beauty," ho hissed.
Seizing her roughly, Dalton pushed
tho glorious head back, back, BACK,
and leered into the frightened eyes.
"I am going to pat-pat you; do you
hear, girl? To pat-pat you!" he cried.
"And now. gentlemen," said Ter
ence, our guido, "would any o' yes
lolke to pat-pat tho Ularney Stone?"
What Kept Him Busy.
"I suppose you nro well posted oy
tho subject of sun spots, aren't you?"
suggested tho lady.
"Well, really, I cun't say that 1 am.
It takes so much of my tlmo looking
after the spots ou my only suit ol
"I hnvo JuBt received word," sold
tho clerk to tho tolophono company,
"that a man has been caught holding
$1,000 embezzled from us. What reply
shall I send?"
"Tell him to hang up tho receiver."
said tho president.
Coming and Going.
"Do you hnve any troublo getting
servantB out whero you live?"
"Not a bit. Wo'vo had eight in he
last three months."
When Teacher Has Coffee Habit.
"Host is best, and best will ever
live." When a person feels this way
about Postum thoy are glad to give
testimony for tho benefit of others.
A school teacher down In MIbb. says:
"I had beon a coffeo drinker Blnco my
childhood, and tho last fow yours it
had Injured mo seriously.
"Ono cup of coffeo takon nt break
fast would cause mo to become so
norvous that I could scarcely go
through with the day's duties, and this
nervousness wus often uccompanled
by dcop depression of spirits und heart
"I am a teacher by nrofcsslon, and
when under tho Influence of colteo had
to struggle against crossness when In
tho school room,
"When talking this over with my
physician, ho suggested that 1 try
Postum, so 1 purchased a package and
mado it carefully according to direc
tions; found It excellent of flavour,
and nourishing.
"In a short Mmo I noticed very grati
fying effects. My nervousness disap
peared, I was not Irritated by my pu
pils, llfo seemed full of sunshine, and
my heart troubled mo no longer.
"I nttrlbuto my change In health and
spirits to Postum alono."
Namo given, Jy Postum Co., Battle
Creek. Mich.
Postum comes In two forms:
Postum Cereal tho original form-
must bo well boiled- hc and 25c pack
ages. Instant Postum a soluble powder
dissolves quickly In a cup of hot wa
ter, nnd, with cream and Bugar, makis
a delicious bovorage Instantly. 3,c
and COo tins.
Doth kinds aro equally delicious and
cost about tho samo per cup.
"Thero's a Reason" for Postum.
sold by Grocers.