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RED CLOUD, NEBRASKA, CHIEF
- Tyi:.-. - jjalF'Str,
CHAPTER X Continued.
'There's ono thing moro tlint we
muBtn't neglect," wnrncd Mr. Glbney
before the meeting broke up. "We've
got to run thlo little vessel Into some
dog-hole where thero's ii nleu beach
mill smooth water, anil chango her
name. 1 notice that her old nnnio
Itclna Maria Is screwed Into her bows
and across uer stern lu raised gilt let
ters, contrary to law nnd custom.
We'll snip 'cm off, sundpnper every
t.pot whero thero's a lotter, and re
paint It; after which wo'll rig up a
Htugin' over her bow and stern, and
cut her now name, 'Mngglo 11 right
Into her plankln'. Nobody'll over sus
pect her name's been changed. I no
tice that the olllclul letters and num
bers out into her main beam Is F-C-P
9937. I'll change the F to E, nnd tho
O to 04 and the F to It. A handy man
with n wood chisel can do lots of
things, no can change thoso nines to
eights, the Ave to u six, nnd the seven
to n nine. I've seen It done before.
Then wo'll rig u fore topmast and u
spinnaker boom on her, anil bend a
fisherman's staysail. Nothing like It
when you're sailing u little off the
wind. Scraggy, you have the papers
of the old Maggie, and wo all have
our licenses regular enough. Dig tip
' tho old pnpers, Scrnggsy, nnd I'll doctor
ehi up to (It the Mngglo II. As for
our armament, wo'll dismount the
guns nnd stow 'em nwuy In the hold
until we get down on the Colombian
coast, nnd while we're lying In Pan
ama repairing the holes where my
fchots went through her, and puttln'
new planks In her decks where the
old pUinkln' has been scored by shrap
nel, thoso parnuuects will think we're
ns peaceful ns chipmunks, Better look
over your supplies, McGuffey, und sec
It there's nny paint nboard. I'd Just
ns Hef give the old "girl a different
dress before wo drop unckor In Pan
unia." "Gib," said Captain Scraggs, earnest
ly, "I'll keeMiaul mid shull-drog tho
man that bays you ain't got u great
"By thp lord," supplemented McGuf
fey, "you huve."
The commodore smiled nnd tapped
his frontal bono with his forefinger.
"Imagination, my luds, Imagination,"
ho said, and reached for tho last of the
Exactly threo weeks from tho date of
the riuvnl battle which took place oft
tho Coronndo Islnuds, und whereby Mr.
Glbnoy became commodore -and man
aging owner of tho orstwhllo Mexican
const patrol schooner Helnn Mnrln, that
vessel sailed out of the harbor of Pan
ama completely rejuvenated. Not a
senv on her shapely lines gave evi
dence of tho sanguinary engagement
through which sho hod passed.
Mr. Glbucy had her painted a creamy
white with n dark blue watcrllne. Sho
had had her bottom elenhed and
scraped and the coppor sheathing over
hauled and patched up. llor sails
had been overhauled, Inspected, and
repaired wherever necessary, nnd In
order to bo on the safe side, Mr. Glb
ucy; upon motion duly made by him
nnd seconded by McGuItey (to whom
the seconding of tho Glbuey motions
.had developed Into a habit), purchased
an extra suit of now sails. Tho en
gines wore overhauled by tho faith
ful McGuffoy and a largo store of dls
tllldto stored In the hold. Captain
Scraggs, with his oldtlmo aversion to
expense, mado a motion (which was
seconded by McGuffoy before ho had
token time to consider Its Import) pro
viding for the nbolitlon of the ofllce
of chief engineer whllo the Mngglo II
was under sail, at which tlmo tho
chief cx-ofllclo was to hold himself
under tho orders of tho commodore and
bo transferred to tho deck department
ie necessary. Mr. Glbney approved tho
measure and It went Into effect. Only
on entering or leaving a port, or In
caa of chase by an enemy, wero tho
engines to bo used, and McGuffoy was
warned to bo extremely saving of his
Mr. Ulbney mado a Bplcndld Job of
changing tho vessel's nnme, and as
she chugged lazily out of Panama bay
nnd lifted to tho long ground-swell of
tho Pacific, It Is doubtful If even her
late Mexican coramandor would have
recognized her. Sho wns Indeed a
beautiful craft, and Commodore Gib
ney'8 heart swelled with pride ns ho
stood oft, conning tho man at the
wheel, and looked her over. It seemed
like a sacrilege now, when he reflected
how he had trained tho gun of the old
Maggie on her that day off the Coro
nados, and It seemed to htm now even
a greater sacrilege to haye brazenly
planned to enter her at a privateer In
tits straggles of the republic of Colom
bia. The past tense la ud advisedly,
for- that project wafi now entirely off,
much to the secret delight of Captain
1:raggs, who, if the hero of ose naval
igngement, waa not anxious to take
irt In another. In Panama the free
)otew of the Maggie II learned that
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during Mr. Glbncy's absence on lit?
filibustering trip the Colombian revolu
tionists had risen nnd struck their
blow. After the fashion of n hut
headed nnd Impetuous people, they had
entered tho contest absolutely un
trained. As a result, tho war hud last
ed Just two weeks, tho lenders hnd
been Incontinently shot, and tho white
winged dove of peace had once more,
spread her pinions along tho borders
of the Gold coast.
Commodore Glbney was disgusted be
yond measure, and nt a special meet
ing of tho syndlcute, called in the
cabin of the Mngglo II that same eve
ning, It wns finally decided that they
should embark on nn Indefinite trad
ing cruise In Uio South sens, or until
such time as It seemed their services
must be required to frco a downtrod
den people from n tyrunt's yoke.
Captain Scraggs and McGuffoy had
never been in the South sens, but they
had heard that n fair margin of projlt
wns to be wrung from trndo In copra,
shell, coconuts, nnd kindred tropical
products. They so expressed them
selves. To tills suggestion, however,
Commodore Glbney wnved a deprecat
"Legitimate tradln', boys," he said,
"Is a nice, bane, healthy business, but
the profits Is slow. What we want Is
quick profits, and while It nln't set
down In black and white, ono of the
principal objects of this syndicate Is
to lead a life of wild adventure. In
tradln', there ain't no adventure to
speak of. Wo ought to do n little
blaek-blrdln', or raid some of those
Jap pearl fisheries off tho northern
coast of Formosa."
"Hut we'll be chased by real gun
boats If we do that," objected Captain
Scraggs. "Those .Tnp gunboats shoot
to kill. Can't you think of somcthln'
"Well," said Mr. Glbney, "for n
stnrtcr, I can. .Siiposo we Just head
strnlght for Kaudavu Island in the Fl
JIh, and scheme nround for n cargo of
black coral? It's only worth nbout fif
ty dollars u pound. Kandnvu lays
somewhere In latitude 22 south, longi
tude ITS west, nnd when I was there
Inst It was fair reeliln' with cannibal
savages. But there's tons of black
coral thore, and nobody's ever been
able to sneak In nnd get nwny with
It. Every time a boat used to land at
Kaudavu, the native niggers would
have n whlte-mun stew down on the
bench, and it's got so that skippers
give the Island a wide berth."
"Gib. my dear boy." chuttered Cnn-
tain Scraggs, "I'm a man of peace
and II "
"Scrnggsy, old stick-in-the-mud,"
snld Mr. Glbney, laying nn affectionate
hand on the skipper's shoulder, "you're
nothin' of tho sort. You're a flghtin'
tnrnutula, und nobody knows It bet
ter'n Adelbcrt P. Gllmey. I've seen
you in action, Scrnggsy, Itemember
thnt. It's ull right for you to say,
you'ro n man of peace and advise mo
and McGuffey to keep out of the track
of trouble, but we know that nway
down low you're goln around lookln'
for blood, nnd that onco you're up ngln
the enemy, you never bat an eyelash.
McGufTey nodded; whereupon, Cap
tain Scraggs, making but a poor ef
fort to conceal tho plensuro which Mr.
Glbney'a rude compliment afforded
him, turned to the rail, glunced sea
wurd, and started to wulk away to ut
tend to soiiio trifling detail connected
with the boat falls.
"All right, Gib, my lad," he said,
affecting to resign himself to the inev
itable, "have It your owii wny. You're
a commodore and I'm only a plain
captain, but I'll follow whorcver you
lead. I'll go as far as tho next roan
and we'll glom thnt black coral If we
have to slaughter every man. woman
and child on tho Island. Only, when
xvo'ro slzzlin' in a pot dou't you up
and say I never warned you, becauso
I did. How d'yo proposo lntlmldatln'
tho untlvcs. Gib?"
"Scrnggsy," snld tho commodore,
solemnly, "wo've waged a private war
ngln n friendly nation, licked 'cm
nnd helped" ourselves to their ship.
We've chnnged her name und rig aud
her ofllclal number und' letters nnd
we're suilln' under bogus pnpers. That
makes us pirates, nnd that old Maggie
burgco lloatln' at tho foro nln't noth
in' moro nor less than tho Jolly Roger.
All right 1 Lot's bo pirates. Who
cares? When wo slip into M'galao
harbor we'll Invite the king nnd his
head men aboard for dinner. Wo'll
get 'em drunk, clap 'em In double
Irons, and surrender cm to their weep,
in' subjects when they've filled tho
hold of the Mngjio II with black
coral. If they refuse to come aboard
we'll shell tho bush with that long
gun and the Mnxlm rnpld-flro guns
we've got below decks. That'll scare
era so they'll leavo us alono nnd wo
can help ourselves to Uio coral."
Scraggs' cold blue eyes glistened,
"Lord, Gib," he murmured, "you've
got a head,"
Tilko plnyln' post-office," was Mc
The commodore smiled, "I thought
j ou boys would sec It that way. Now
tomorrow I'm gqlng ashore to buy three
dlvln' outfits nnd lay lu a big stork
of provisions for Ihu voyage. In tho
meantime, while the carpenters are
gettln' the ship Into shape, we'll lenve
tho first mntdfin charge whllo wo go
ashore nnd have a good time. I've
seen worse places than Panama."
As n result of this conference Mr.
Glbnoy'.s suggestions wore noted up
on, and they contrived to make their
brief stay in Panama ery agreeable.
They Inspected the work on the canal,
manelcd it t the stupendous engineer
ing In tho I'ulcbrn Cut, drank u little,
gnmbled a little. McGuffey whipped
a bartender. He was ordered arrested,
and blx .splggoty little policemen, sent
to arrest him, were also thrashed. Tho
reserves were called out and u riot
ensued. Mr. Glbney, following the
motto of the syndicate, 1. e
All for ono nnd ono for nil
United we stand, divided we fall,
mixed In, the conflict nnd presently
found himself hi durance vile. Cup
lain Scraggs, luckily, forgot the mot
to and escaped, but inasmuch as he
was on hand next morning to pay a
line of thirty pesos levied against each
of the culprits, he was lnstuutly for
given. Mr. Glbney vowed thnt If u
United States cruiser didn't happen
to be lying In the roadstead, he would
huvo shelled the town In retaliation.
Out eventually tho days passed, and
the Maggie II, well found and ready
for sea, shook out her sails to a fair
breeze and sailed away for Kandnvu.
She kept well to the southwest until
she struck tho southeast trades, when
she swung nrouml on her course, head
ed straight for her destination. It
wns a pleasant voyage, devoid of In
cident, and, the health of all hands
was excellent.' Mr. Glbney took dally
observations, and wns particular to
make dally entries In his log when
he, Scraggs, and McGuffey were not
playing crlhbage, a game of which all
three were pa.sMonutcly fond.
On the afternoon of the twenty-ninth
day nfter leaving Panama the lookout
reported land. Through his glasses
.Mr. Glbney made out n cluster of tall
palms at the southerly end of the Is
land, nnd ns the schooner held lazily
on her course he could discern the
v. bite breakers foaming over tin reefs
that guarded the entrance to tho har
bor. "That's Kaudavu, all right," an
nounced tho commodore. "I wns theie
In 'fill with Kill McGinty In tho srhoon.
er Dabhln' Wave. There's tho entrance
to the harbor, with the Esk reefs to
the not tli und the Pearl reefs to the
south. The channel's very narrow
not more thun three cables, If It's that,
but there's plenty of water and a
good muddy bottom that'll hold. Mc
Guffey, lad, better run below nnd tune
up your engines. It's too dungerous
a passage on an ebb-tide for n sallln'
vessel, so we'll run In under the pow
er. Scrnggsy, stand by and when I
give the word have your crew shorten
Within a few minutes u long white
streak opened up in the wake of the
schoonor, announcing that McGuffcy's
engines wero doing duty, nnd u nice
breeze springing up two points nft
the henm, tho Maggie heeled over nnd
fairly flew through the water. Mr. Glb
ney .smiled mi ecstatic smile us he
took the wheel und guided the schoon
er through the channel. He rounded
her up In twelve fathoms, and within
live minutes every stitch of canvas
was clewed down hard nnd fast. The
sun was setting ns they dropped an
chor, und Mr. Glbney had lanterns
They Rubbed Noe Very Solemnly,
hung along the still so that It would
be lmposslblo for any craft to ap
proach the schooner nnd board her
without being seen. Also tho watch
on deck that night carried Mauser
rifles, six-shooters, and cutlnsses. Mr.
Glbma; was taking no chances.
"Now, boys," announced Commodore
Glbney, as he snt at the'hend of the
ofllccrs' mess at breakfast next morn
ing, "there'll be n lot of cauoes pad
dling off to visit us within Uio hour,
so whatever you do, don't allow mora
than two of these cannibals aboard
the schooner at the same time. Make
'em keep tholr weapons In tho canoes
with 'em, and nt tho first sign of
trouble shoot 'em down llko dogs. It
lIv.V "XC y&4, rr-
may be tlfnt these precautions ain't
necessary, but when I wns here twenty
years ago It was all the rage to kill n
white man and eat him. Maybe times
hns changed, but the harbor and the
coast looks Just as wild and lonely ns
they ever did, and I didn't see no sign
of missionary when we dropped hook
last night. So don't take no chances."
All hands promised that they would
take extreme care, to the end that their
precious persons might remain intact,
so Mr. Glbney finished his cup of cof
fee at n gulp and went on deck.
The Knndavu aborigines were not
long lu putting In an appearance Even
ns Mr. Glbney cuiiie on deck half a
dozen canoes shot out from Jjie beach.
Mr. Glbney immediately piped all
hands on deck, armed thenl, and non
chalantly awaited the approach of what
might or might not turn out to he an
Wherf the llotilla wns within pistol
shot of the schooner Mr. Glbney
stepped to the rail and motioned them
back. Immediately the natives censed
paddling, and a wild-looking fellow
stood up In the forward canoe. After
the manner of his kind he had all his
life soused his head in lime-water
when making his savage toilette, and
as a result his shock of black hair
stood on end and bulged out like a
crowded hayrick. He was naked, of
course, and In his hand he held u huge
"That fcllcr'd ent n rattlesnake,"
gasped Captain Scraggs. "Shoot him,
Gib. If he bats jin eye."
"Shut up," Mild the commodore, a
trllle testily; "that's the number-one
nigger, who does the talkln. Hello,
"Hello, enp'n," replied the savage,
and salaamed gravely. "You llkee buy
chicken, buy pig? Maybe you say come
'board, I talk. Me very good friend
"Bless my sweet-scented soul I"
gasped the commodore. "What won't
them missionaries do next? (it off
my ears If this nigger nln't civilized I"
lie beckoned to the canoe and It shot
alongside, and its brown crew enma
climbing oxer the rail of the Maggie
Mr. Glbney met the spokesman at
the rail and they rubbed iiooh very
solemnly, nfter the manner of salutn
tloii In Kaudavu. Captain Scraggs
bustled forxvnrd, full of importance,
"Interduce me, Gib," he said amiably,
and then, while Mr. Glbney favored
him xvlth a sour glnnce, CnptnMi
Scruggs Muck out his hand and sl.ook
briskly with the native.
"Happy to make our acquaintance,"
he snld. "Scraggs Is my name. sir.
Shako hands xvlth McGuffey, our chief
engineer. Hope you left all the folks
at home well. What'd you say your
The. Islander hadn't said his name
xvus anything, but he grinned now nud
replied that it was Tnbu-Tabu.
"Well, my bucko," muttered McGuf
fey, xvho always drew the color line.
"I'm glad to hear that. Hut you nln't
the only thing that's taboo nround this
pneket. You cnn Jest check thnt war
club xvlth the first mate, pendln' our
better acquaintance. Hand it over,
you black beggar, or I'll hit you a
sxvnt In the ear that'll hurt all your
relations. And hereafter, Scrnggsy,
Just keep your nigger friends to your
self. I ain't wnxln effusive over tills
savage, and It's ugln my principles
ever to shake hands xvlth a colored
man. This chap's a d d ugly cus
tomer, and you tnke my xvord for It."
Tabu-Tabu grinned ugaln, xvnlked to
the mil, und tossed his xvnr club down
Into the ennoe.
"Me good missionary boy," he said,
"McGuffey, my dear boy," protested
Captain Scraggs, "don't be &o doggone
rude. You might hflrt this poor lad's
feel I n's. Of course he's only a simple
native nigger, but even a dawg has
fcelln's. You "
"A-r-r-rli!' snarled McGuffey.
"You txvo belay talkln' and snapphr
at each other," comnmnded Mr. Glb
ney, "an' lenve ull bargalnln' to me.
This boy is nil right nnd we'll get
along first rate if you txvo just haul
ship nnd do somcthln' useful besides
buttin' In on your superior ofllcer.
Come along, Tnbu-Tabu. Makce little
eat doxvn In cabin. You tnlkce cap-tain."
"Gib, my dear boy," bputtered Cap
tain Scraggs, bursting xvtth curiosity,
following the commodore's reappear
ance on deck, "whutever's "In the
"Money fortune," snld Mr. Glbney,
McGuffey edged up und eyed the
commodore seilously. "Sure there
ain't n little flghtin' mixed up In It?"
he usked. .
"Not a bit of It." replied Mr. Gllmey.
"You're ns snfe on Kandnvu as If you
xvas lu church. This Tabu kid is sort
of prime minister to the king, xvlth u
heap of Inlluenco nt court. The crew
of a Krltlsh cruiser stole him for a
galley police xvhen he xvas a kid, and
he got civilized nnd lenrned to talk
English. He xvas a cannibal lu them
days, but the chaplain aboard showed
him how foolish it xvas to do such
things, and finally Tnbu-Tabu got re
ligion and asked as a special favor to
be allowed to return to Kaudavu to
civilize his people. As a result of
Tabu-Tabu's efforts, he tells me the
king has concluded thnt xvhen he cats
a white mnn he's flyln' lu the face of
his own Interests, and most generally
a gunboat comes along in n few months
and shells the bush, aud well, any.
how, there ain't been a barbecue on
Kandnvu for ten yenrs, It's n capital
crime to ent a man now, and punish
able by bollln the offender alive lu
"Well," rumbled McGuffey, "this
-Tabu-Tabu don't look much like a
preacher, If you ask me. Km how
about this black coral?"
"Oh, I've ribbed up a deal with
him," snld Mr. Glbney. "He'll see
Hint xve get all 'the trade we ran lug
away. We're the llrjt vessel that's
touched here in txvo years, nud they
have u thtiiiderln' lot of stuff on hand.
Tabu's gone ashore to talk the king
into doln' business with us. If ho1
consents, wo'll have him nnd Tabu
Tabu and three or four of Hie sub
chiefs nboaid for dinner, or elpe he'll
Invite us ashore for u big feed, anil
we'll have to go."
'.Supposlii' the king don't care to
have any truck xvlth us?" inquired Mc
-"In that case, Mac," replied the
commodore with u smile, "we'll Just
naliiially shell him out of house und
x "Well, then." said McGuffey, "let's
get the guns ready. Sonictlilii' tells
me these people nln't to be trusted,
mid I'm k'llln' ou right now, Gib, 1
won't sleep xvell tonight unless them
two quarter gntlings und the Mnxlm
Vlckers rapid-lire guns Is mounted und
ready for business."
"All right, Mac," replied Mr. Glb
ney, lu the tone one uses xvhen humor
ing u baby. "Set 'cm up If It'll make
you feel more cheerful. Still, I don't
sei why you wnnt to go nctln' so fool
ish oer nothin'."
"Well, Gib," replied the engineer, "I
may lie crazy, but I ain't no fool, nnd
if there's n dead xvhale nround the
ship, I can come pretty near smellln'
" "" MP
McGuffey Contented Himself by Pa
radlng Backward and Forward
Across the Fo' Castle Head.
it. I tell you, Gib, thnt Tnbu-Tabu
nigger hnd a look in his eye for all
the' xx'orld like a cur dog llckln' n bono
I nln't tukln' no chances. My old man
used to sny: 'Bart, xvhutcveivyou do,
iillers have an anchor out to wind
"Ky the left hind leg f the Great
Sucred Kull," snapped Captain Scrnggs,
"If you ain't enough to precipitate
"War." replied McGufTey, "Is my
long suit particularly xvnr xvlth native
niggers. I Just nuturally crave to
punch the ear of anything darker than
n Portugee. Ilcincmber hoxv I cleaned
out tho police department of Pnniuna?"
"Mount tho guns If you're goln' to,
Mae. If not, for tho love of the Lord
don't be dcmornllzln' the crew with
this talk of war. All I ask Is that you
ret the guns nfter I've finished my
business hero xvlth Tabu-Tabu. He's
been ou a xvnr vessel, and knows xvhnt
guns nre, nnd if ho saw you mountin'
them it might break up our friendly
relations. He'll think xvo don't trust
"Well, wo don't! replied McGufTey,
"Well, xve. do," snapped Captain
There Is always something connected
xvlth the use of that pronoun of kings
which cats like n canker nt tho heart
of men of tho McGuffey breed. That
olllcer now spat on tho deck, In defi
ance of tho rules of his superior offi
cers, and glared nt Captain Scraggs.
"Speak for yourself, you miserable
llttlo wart," ho roared. "If you In
clude mo nn that cannibals' vlsltln''
list, and go to coutradlctin' mc ngln,
"Mac," Interrupted Mr. Glbney, au-
giily, "control yourself. It's ngln tho
rules to huvo rag-chcxvln' and back-bit-
In on the Maggie II. Remember our
motto; . 'All for one and ono for all'
"Here conies that snenkln' bushy
headed murderer burk to the vessel,"
Interrupted McGuffey. "I wonder
what devilment he's up to now."
Mr. McGuffey xvas partly right, for In
a few minutes Tabu-Tnbif como along
side, climbed aboard, and salaamed.
Mr. Glbnoy, fenrftil of McGuffcy's In
anility to control his tjntlpnthy for
the race, beckoned Cuplaln Scrnggs
and Tabu-Tabu to follow him doxvn
into tli cabin. Meunxvhllo, McGufTey
contented himself by parading bnck
ward and forxvnrd ncross the fo
castle head xvlth n Mauser rifle In the
hollow of Ids arm nnd his person fair
ly bristling xvlth pistols and cutlasses.
Whenever one of. the flotilla of cnnoci
hove to at a respectful distance,
showed signs of crossing nn Imagi
nary deadline drawn by McGuffoy, ho
would point his rlflo nt them nnd swear
horribly. He scowled at Tabu-Tabu
when that Individual finally emerged
from tho conference xvlth Mr, Glbney
and Scrnggs and xvent over the sldo
to his waiting' canoe. .
(TO HE CONTINUED.)
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A Nebraska case
C. W. Folden, i eld.
farmer. Geneva, Neb:.,
oayn: "My bnek both
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thlnir. My Kidneys
wero fo xvunh ul limes
the secretions iiasscu
loo freely. Thoy xverc
llurlc In color nnd thotil
a train ns clear ns'
spring xvatcr. I war,
ndvlscil to try Doan't1
Vfrlnn.r TUUa nml T
found relief In a tliort
Get Doan's at Any Store, 60c a D03
F0STER.M1LBURN CO.. BUFFALO. N. V
is Fragrant and
Sotp 25c, Ointment 25 and 50c, Talcoa 25c
A near-sighted man accompanied Ids
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better xlexv of thu abomination.
"Como nway, you soft fool," replied
his xvlfe, "that Is u mirror."
CHILD'S BOWELS WITH
CALIFORNIA FIG SYRUP
Hurry, mother! Even a sick child
lox-es the 'fruity" tuste of "Cnllfo'rnla
I'lg Syrup" mill It nex'r fulls to open
the bowels. A tcaspoonful today may
prevent n sick child tomorroxx. If con
stipated, bilious, feverish, fretful, hns
cold, colic, or if stomach Is sour,
tongue coated, breath bad, remember n
good cleansing of the little bowels Is
often nil thnt is necessary.
Ask your druggist for.genuine "Cali
fornia Fig Syrup" which hns directions
for babies nnd children of nil nges
printed on bottle. Mother! You 'must
sny "Cnllfornla or you may get aa
imitation tig syrup. Advertisement.
Really Smart Men.
"Some men," mid Uncle Eben, "to
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words hut doy kin imike tip dero own
iiieniiiii' for eni."
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SKIRT AND A SWEATER
WITH "DIAMOND DYES"
Each packaRo of "Diamond Dyes" con
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new. Huy "Diamond Dyes" no other
Kind then perfect lionic dyeing is gtiiuan
teed, even if you liax'e nexvr dyed before.
Tell your druggist whether the material
you wish to dye is wool or silk, or whether
it is linen, cotton, or mixed goods. Dia
mond Dyes never sticnk, spot, fade, or
run. So easy to use. advertisement.
Just tho Place.
"Where is the hotel inusieale being
given?" "I think It la on the Inter
Itod Cross Ball Blue should be used
In every home. It makes clothes white
as Bnoxv and never Injures tho fabric
AU good grocers. Advertisement.
Time may Ho u success ns n wound
healer, but It seldom removes the
Are You a Mother ?
Do You Need Help ?
THEN THIS LETTER IS OF VITAL
IMPORTANCE TO YOU
Omaha, Ncbr. "Dr. Piorco's Favor
ite Prescription xxos a splendid tonic and
relieved mo of nil nauseating conditions
during expectancy. My baby and I
were both strong nnd hardy in every
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Dr. Pierce's Favorilo Prescription to tho
expectant mothor becauso I know by
nctual experience that it is good." '
Mrs. Joho Cooper, 4318 Erakino St.
You should obtain this famous
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for free medical advico.
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Look for tt nanus Gold Madal oa'Trj box
and c:ept no Imitation
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