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HOW HE EARNED THE MONEY
Pretty Sister Persists n Her Question
ing Until She Gets an
A certain pretty girl has a small
brother who'is. as small brothers are
apt to be , , the plague , of her existence ,
and ov.er whom she. attempts to main
tain a rigid , elder-sisterly discipline.
Yesterday afternoon she saw him
"Why , Phil , " she said , "where did
you get that candy ? "
"O.lljoiighf.it , " Philip replied , airily -
ly ; and Philip's'sister , who knew the
deplorable state o his finances , raised
her eyebrows , suspiciously.
"Where , " she began , "where did you
get the money ? "
Phflip whistled , "I earned it , " he an
swered , with great assumption of dig-
The big sister wondered for a mo
ment , tien ( aughed outright. "You
1 never earned , a cent in. your life ,
Phil , " eheV exclaimed. "You'r too
lazy for anything : Tell me , " very
sternly , "vsraera you got that money. "
"None o' your business , " answered
Philip , impudently , "you ain't my
mother. I tell you I earned It , I did.
I earned tbis all right I got it from
jyour beau , yesterday afternoon when
I saw biiu kissing the baby's nurse.
-Well , wfeat'fi the. matter ? I guess I
earned ifc all fight. "
Art In the Nude.
The photographer's lady was very
preoccupied showing some samples of
work to prospective , sitters , when a
tall and raw-boned individual
- , appar
ently from "the land , " stalked solemn
ly into tbe. studio , and intimated that
he would ( ike to , know what the "pic-
ters" vrere worth.
"Like tbat. $ a dozen , " said the'
photographer's lady , handing 'him
The farmer gazed Jong and earnest
ly at the photograph of a very 'small
baby sitting in a. wash basin.
"And what would it cost with my
clothes on ? " he finally asked.
The Wise Bishop.
To the brilliant Episcopal bishop of
Tennessee , Dr. Thomas F. Gailor , a
Memphis man , of rather narrow views ,
complained about charity balls.
"I doubt if it be quite reverent ,
Bishop. " the man said , "to give a ball
.lor the purpose of charity. "
But Bishop Gailor , with a saving
burst of common sense , laughed and
"Why , my dear fellow , I'm sure , if
it would do anybody any good , Td
dance tlie whole length of Memphis in
: full canonicals. "
Margery was playing school with
her dolls. The class in physiology
was reciting :
"Now ; children. " she said , "what are
your hands for ? "
"To fceep clean , " was the prompt
"STes , " repeated , the little teacher ,
"hands were given us so we could
keep them clean , and 'member , too , "
she added , "vre must keep our feet
clean , 'cause there might"be an acci
r I dent. " Metropolitan Magazine.
Trae c&arltywilt seek to purify
the sreli and. not rest content with
painting the pump.
CHEATED FOR YEARS.
Prejudice WUI Cheat Us Often If W
You. Vflll bo astonished to find how
largely you are influenced in every
way far unreasoning prejudice. In
inanr oases you will also find that the
$ ref cUce faas swindled you. or rather ,
aaade you swindle yourself. A case
in. illustration :
' 1 hare been a constant user of
6ra | > e-Wuts for nearly three years , "
says a correspondent , "and I am hap-
BF t say that I am well pleased with
lh § result af tbe experiment , for such
it * has been.
"Seeing your advertisement in ai-
Enpet ail of the periodicals , for a long
time I looked upon it as a hoax. But
after years of suffering with gaseous
an * bitter eructations from my stomach
ach , together with more or less loss
of &t > petite and flesh , I concluded to
try Grape-Nuts food for a little time
and note ffee result.
tei fouad Ct delicious , and it was not
long till I began to experience the
beneficial effects. My stomach re
sumed Its normal state , the eructa
tions and bitterness ceased and I have
gained all my lost weight back.
"I am so well satisfied with the
resslt tkat so longas I may live and
retaiii my reason Grape-Nuts shall
constitute quite a portion of my dally
Read "The Road to Wellville. " in
plcgs. "There's a Reason. "
Ever reud iJie nbovc letter ? A nc rene
one appearx from time to lime. They
arc Pennine , true , and full of human
' 'ATI ' 1
Copyright 1308 by Th B6bbs-Merrfll Company.
Thomas Ardmore and Henry Maine
Qrlsjvold stumble upon intrigue when the
ffovSrnors of North and South Carolina
are reported to have quarreled. Gris
weld allies himself with Barbara Os
borne , daughter of the governor of South
Carolina , while Ardmore espouses the
cause of Jerry Dangerfleld , daughter ol
the governor of North Carolina. These
two young ladies are trying to fill the
shoes of their fathers , while the latter
are missing. Both states are in a tur
moil over one Appleweight , an outlaw
with great political influence. Unaware
of each other's position , both Griswold
and Ardmore set out to make the other
prosecute Appleweight. Valuable papers
in the Appleweight case are missing from
the office of Gov. Osborne and Griswold
places the theft at the door of the
scheming attorney general. Ardmore
charters a caboose and starts for the
border to plan the arrest of Applewcight.
Terry meanwhiler is a guest at Ardsley.
A.rdmore's possel takes the field.
CHAPTER X. Continued.
He was more buoyant than she had
seen him , and she liked the note of
affection that crept into his tone as
he spokeof his friend.
"Ardmore is the most remarkable
person alive , " Griswold continued.
"You remember I spoke of him this
morning. H& likes to play the In
scrutable idiot , and he carries It off
pretty well ; ' but underneath he's real
ly clever. The most amazing ideas
take hold of him. You never could
Imagine what he's doing now ! I met
him accidentally in Atlanta the other
day , and he was In pursuit of a face
a girl's face that he had seen from a.
ca'r window for only an instant on a
siding1 somewhere. He declared to me
most solemnly that the girl winked at
him ! "
Griswold was aware that Miss Os
borne's interest in Ardmore cooled
"Oh ! " .she said , with that delight
ful intonation with which a woman
utterly extinguishes a sister.
"I shouldn't have told you that , "
said Griswold , guiltily aware of falling
temperature. "He is capable of fol
lowing a winking eye at a perfectly
respectful distance for a hundred
years , and of being entertained all-
the time by the joy of pursuit. "
"It seems very unusual , " said Bar
bara. with cold finality.
'Griswold remembered this talk as ,
the next day , aboard the train Abound
for Turner Court House , the seat of
Mingo county. South Carolina , he pondered
dered a telegram he had received
from Ardmore. He read and re-read
this message , , chewing cigars and
scowling at the landscape , and the
cause of IUB . perturbation of spirit
may be roughly summarised in these
On leaving the executive mansion
the night before , lie had studied maps
in his rooui at the Saluda house , and
carefully planned his campaign. He
had talked by telephone with the
prosecuting attorney of Mingo coun
ty tint } found that official politely re
sponsive. So much liad gone well.
Then the juxtaposition of Ardmore's
estate to- the border , and the possible
use of the liouse as headquarters ,
struck in upon him. He would , after
all , gcnerou&ly take Ardmore Into the
game , and they would uphold the
* ionor and dignity of the great com-
nionH-eaUii of South Carolina togeth
er. The keys of nil Ardmore's
houses were , so to speak , in Gris-
wolcTs riocket , and invitations were
unnecessary between them ; yet , at At
lanta Ardiuorc had made a point of
asking Griswold , down to help while
away the tediuai of Mi's. Atchison's
house party , and a * a matter of form
GrisAVoId v/irefl ftora Columbia , ad-
rising Ardiuorc of his unexpected de-
Even iai case Ardmore should still
fee abroad in pursuit of the -winking
sye , the doors of the huge house
would be open to Griswoldvho had
entered there so often as the owner's
ramiiiav friend. These things he
aonderod deeply , as he read and re
read Ardmore's reply to his message ,
i rqply which was plainly enough
latcd at ArdsleF , but which , he could
lot kuow. had really been written In
caboose 0180 as it lay on a siding in
: he southeastern yards at Raleigh ,
uid thence dispatched to the manager
it Ardsley , with instructions to for-
vard it as a new message to Gris-
vold at Columbia. The chilling words
; hus flung at him were :
* rof. Ilenrr Maine Griswold.
Saluda Hoitntr. Columbia , S. C. :
I am very sorry , old man , but 1 can not
ake you in just now. . Scarlet fever Is
pidemlc among my tenants , and I could
iot thinlc of exposing you to danger. As
eon as the accursed piague passes I
rant to have you down.
An epidemic that closed the gates
rf Ardsley would assume the propor-
ions of a national disaster ; for even
f the great house itself were quar-
intined , there were lodges and bunga-
j lows scattered over the domain , where
a host of , guests could .be entertained
in comfort. Griswold reflected that
the very fact that he had wired from
Columbia must have intimated to Ard-
more that his friend was flying to
ward him , pursuant to the Atlanta in
vitation. Griswold dismissed a thou
sand speculations as unworthy. Ard-
more had never shown the remotest
trace of snobbishness , and as far as
the threatened house party was con
cerned , Griswold knew Mrs. Atchison
very well , and had been entertained at
her New York house.
The patronizing tone of the thing
caused Griswold to flush at every
reading. If the Ardsley date line had
not been so plainly written ; if the
phraseology wore not so characteris
tic , there might be room for doubt ;
but Afdmore Ardmore , of all men ,
had slapped him in the face !
But , scarlet fever or no scarlet
fever , the pursuit of Appleweight had
precedence of private grievances. By
the time he reached Turner Court
House Griswold had dismissed the
ungraciousness of' Ardmore , and his
jaws were set with a determination
to perform the mission intrusted to
him by Barbara Osborne , and to wait
until later for an accounting with his
Arrived at Turners , Griswold
strode at once toward the courthouse.
The contemputuous rejection of his
message by the sheriff of Mingo had
angered Griswold , but he was destined
to feel even more poignant insolence
when , entering the sheriff's office , a
deputy , languidly posed as a letter
"V" in a swivel-chair , with his feet
on the mantel , took a cob pipe from
his mouth and lazily answered Gris-
wold's importunate query with :
"The sheriff ain't hyeh. sen. He's
a-visitin' his folks in Tennessy. "
"When will he be back ? " demanded
Griswold , hot of heart , but maintain
ing the icy tone that had made him ,
so formidable'in cross-examination.
"I reckon I don't know , sen. "
"Do you know your own name ? '
persisted Griswold sweetly.
"Go to hell , seh , " replied the deputy
He reached for a match , relighted his
pipe , and carefully crossed his feet OH
the mantel-shelf. The moment Gris
wold's steps died away in the outer
corridor the deputy rose and busied
himself so industriously with the tele
phone that within an hour all through
Pondered a Telegram He had Re
the Mingo hills , and even beyond the
state line , along lonely trails , across
hills and through valleys , and beside
cheery creeks and brooks , it was
known that a strange man from Co
lumbia was in Mingo county looking
for the sheriff , and Appleweight , alias
Poteet , and his men were everywhere
Griswold liked the prosecuting at
torney on sight. His name was Haber.-
sham , and he was a youngster \vith a
clear and steady gray eye. Instead of
the southern statesman's flowing
Prince Albert , he wore a sack-coat of
gray jeans , and was otherwise distin
guished by a shirt of white ami blue
checK. He griimeQ as Griswold bcrit-
a puzzled look upon him.
"I tcok your courses at the uni
versity two years ago , professor , and I
remember distinctly that you always
wore a red cravat to your Wednes
day's lectures. "
"You have done well , " replied Gris
weld , "for I never expected to find an
old student who remembered half as
much of me as that. Now. as 1 un
derstood you over the telephone. Ap
pleweight was indlcttid for stealing a
ham in this coanty by the last grand
jury , but the sheriff has failed or re-
fusea to make the arrest. How did
the grand jury coine to indict if this
outlaw dominates all the bill coun
try ? "
"The grand jury wanted to make a
showing of virtue , and it was. of
course , understood' between the fore
man , the leader of the gang , and the
sheriff that no 'warrant could be
served on Appleweight. I did my
auty ; the grand jury's act tvas c-
37izpary : and there the wheels of jus
tice are blocked. The satae thing is
practically true across the stat ? line
in Dilwell county , North Carolina.
These mea , ld by Appleweight. use
iheir intimate knowledge of tbe coun
try to elude pursuers when at times
the revenue men undertake a raid ,
ind the county authorities havrs never
seriously molested them. Now and
; I ? ! i one of these sheriffs will make a
'eint of going out 'to look for Apple-
weight , but you may be sure that due
lotice is given before he starts. Three
evenue officers have lately been killed
tfhile looking for these men , and the
jovernment is likely to take vigorous
iction before long. "
"We may as well be frank , " said
Jriswold in his most professional
? oice. "I don't want the federal au-
; horities to take these men ; it is im-
> ortant that they should not do so.
Khis is an atfair between the govern- <
I ors of the two Caioiiuas. It has bee ]
said , that neither of them dares pres
the matter of arrest , but I am here ii
Gox , Osborne's behalf to give the lii
to that imputation. Gov. Osborne ha ;
been viciously maligned. Suppose al
these people were arrested in Ming <
county under these indictments , wha
would be the result trial and acquit
tal ? "
"Just that , in spite of any effor
made to convict them. "
"Well , Gov. Osborne is tired of thi :
business and wants the Appleweigh
scandal disposed of once and for all. '
"That's strange , " remarked Haber
sham , clearly surprised at Griswold's
vigorous tone. "I called on the gov
erncr in his office at Columbia onlj
ten days ago , and he put me off. He
said he had to prepare an address tc
deliver before the South Carolin ?
Political Reform Association , and he
couldn't take up the Appleweighl
case ; and I called on Bosworth , the
attorney general , and he grew furious
ly angry , and said I was guilty of the
gravest malfeasance in not having
brought those men to book long ago
When I suggested that he connive
with the governor toward removing
bur sheriff , he declared that the gov
ernor was a coward. He seemed an *
ious to put the governor in a hole ,
though why he should take that atti
tude I caii't make out , as it has been
generally understood that Gov. Os-
borne's personal friendliness for him
secured his nomination and election
to the attorney generalship , and 1
have heard that he is engaged to the
governor's oldest daughter. "
"He's a contemptible hound , " re
plied Griswold with feeling , "and at
the proper time we shall deal with
him ; but it is of more importance just
now to make Applcweight a prisoner
in Xorth Carolina. If he's arrested
over there , that lets us out ; and If the
Xorth Carolina authorities won't ar
rest theirov : n criminals we'll go over
in Dilwell comity and uhow them how
to be good. The man's got to be
locked up , and he'd look much better
in a North Carolina jail , under all the
"That's good in theory , but how do
you justify it in law ? "
' 'Oh , that's the merest matter of
formulae ! My dear Habersham , all
the usual processes of law go down
before emergencies ! "
The airiness of Griswold's tone
eaqsed the prosecutor to laugh , for
this was not the sober associate pro
fessor of admiralty whose lectures he1
had sat under at the University of
Virginia , but a different person , whose
new attitude toward the law and its
enforcement shocked him immeasur
"Weil , as T told you over the telephone -
phone , we hear u great deal about Ap-
plsweight and his crowd , but we
never hear much of their enemies ,
who are , nevertheless , of the same
general stock , aud equally determined
when aroused. Ten of these men I
have quietly called to meet at my
farm out here a few miles from town ,
DD Thursday night. They coine from
flifferont points over the country , and
cve'll have a small but grim posse tha
ivill be ready for business. You may
lot know it , but the Appleweights are
most religious. Appleweight himsel
joasts that he never misses church on
Sunday. He goes also to the mid
svcek service on Thursday night , so
[ have learned , and thereby hangs our
jpportunity. Mount Nebo church lies
iff here toward the north. It's a lone
y point in itself , though it's'the sptr
tual center and rendezvous for a wide
xrca. Jf Appleweight can be taken
it all , that's the place , and I'm willing
o make the trial. Whether to s ani
; edo the church and make a fight , or
seize him alone as he approaches the
) lace , is"a question for "discussion
vith the boys I have engaged to gn
nto the game. How docs it strike
'Oil ? "
"First rate. Ten good men ought
o bt ? enough ; but if it comes down to
sumbers , the state militia can be
sronght into use. The South Carolina
Cational Guard is' in , camp , find we
'an ' havQ a regiment "quick enough , if
a-Blc it. "
ITabcrshajii whistled. ' .
( TO KE OXTINTn-O. >
A Strange "God Tree. "
What is a god tree ? Nobodv knows
r had ever heard of sjieh a thin uu
il. not long ago. an ethnological ex-
lorer came across quite a lot of them
n certain little known islands along
IIP west coast of Sumatra.
Tbe god tree is carved out of wood ,
ith curiously fashioned branches of
ae same material. On these branches
re hung strings of bright colored bits
f cloth and tiny baskets Dlled with
rains of rice. The whole affair is
ct isorc than three feet high.
According to ihe belief of the na
ves of the islands aforesaid , a god
ves in the tree. He is not a partic-
larly good sort of divinity and , if he
ikes a notion to leave the tree he is
able to do folks a mischief. The
sst way to persuade him to stay at
ome in the tree is to make the latter
[ .tractive by adorning it in the man-
&r described and by supplying rice
i baskets for the god to cat.
The god is a household god and the
ee v/hich he inhabits is kept in a
jrner of the family dwelling.
Woman as Bank Officer.
Both the paying and the receiving
: llers in the Maiden Lane Savings
ink of New York are young women ,
i a circular recently issued the offi-
als of the bank commended these
vo women for their efficiency , accur-
: y and the general excellence of
icir work. Since they have been in
See no shortage of cash has been
iund and they readily detect discrep-
icies in signatures and are unvary-
.gly punctual and courteous to pa
ons of the bank.
WHERE GALLANTRY CEASES
One .Thing That a Woman Ha * . No
Right to Expect From a
"I always believe , " he gallantly
said , "in yielding to the Jadies. "
"I suppose you always give way to
your wife when you and she happen
to have an argument ? "
"And you never fail to relinquish
your seat in the car when It happens
that some woman would have to stand
unless you did so ? "
"Do you take off your hat when you
get into an elevator where there are
ladies ? "
"I never fail to do that. "
"If you had secured the last lower
berth in a sleeper would you give Jt
up to a lady who would otherwise
have to occupy an upper ? "
"Of course. I have done it fre
"In case you stood in line in front
of a ticket window , would you be
willing to go away back to the end
BO that some woman might have your
place ? "
"Say , what do you think I am a
fool ? "
Different Now , of Course.
"Civil service reform has given us
a splendid army of civil servants. It
wasn't always so. "
The speaker , Mayor Whitlock of To
ledo , smiled.
"When I was writing my first short
stories , " he resumed , "we had civil
servants of a different stamp. An
elderly resident of my native TJrbana
sought out , back in those days , his
" 'Congressman , ' he said , 'I support
ed you at the > polls , and now I expect
you to get my boy a good civil serv
ice job. ' "
' "All right , friend ; ' the congress
man answered , 'what can your boy
" 'Do ? ' snorted the other. 'What
can he do ? By crinus , man , If he
could do anything , do you think I'd be
bothering you ? ' "
An Optical Illusion.
"I 'specks Mlstah Rastus Plnkley
Is In trouble , " said Miss Mlrjni Brown.
"Las' evenin' I saw de teardrops
streaming down , his face. "
"Demwarn't teardrops , " replied
Miss Cleopatra Jackson. "He des got
hisse'f a little splattered up flllin' his
Christmas gif fountain pen. "
Don't part with your illusions.
When they are gone you may still ex
ist , but you have ceased to live.
Avoiding the Executioner.
"Why does a hen cross the road ? "
"So as to avoid getting into the
chicken pie. " Judge.
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' 1 have enjoyed better healtk since
taking it than I had for several , rears
previous. "When I see any one
uid run down , especially with a. c
I advise them to take Peruna. "
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