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THE SAFE LAXATIVE
FOR ELDERLY PEOPLE
Most elderly people are more or
tess troubled with a chronic , per
sistent constipation , due largely to
lack of sufficient exercise. They ex
perience , difficulty In digesting even
light food , with a consequent belching
trf stomach gases , drowsiness after
eating , headache and a feeling o lassi
tude and general discomfort.
Doctors advise against cathartics and
violent purgatives of every kind , rec
ommending a mild , gentle laxative
tonic , like Dr. Caldwell's Syrup Pepsin ,
to effect relief without disturbing the
Dr. Caldwell's Syrup Pepsin is the
perfect laxative , easy in action , cer
tain in effect and , withal , pleasant to
the taste. It possesses tonic proper
ties that strengthen the stomach , liver
and bowels and Is a remedy that has
been for years the great standby in
thousands of families , and should be
in every family medicine chest. It is
equally as valuable for children as for
Druggists everywhere sell Dr. Cald
well's Syrup Pepsin in 50c and $1.00
bottles. If you have never tried it
send your name and address to Dr. W.
B. Caldwell , 201 Washington St. , Mon-
tlcello , 111. , and he will be very glad to
send a sample bottle for trial.
When the four-and-twenty black
birds which had been baked In the pie
began , immediately the latter was
opened , to sing , the king grew sus
"How , " demanded his majesty ,
"were you so remarkably preserved ? "
The blackbirds , visibly disconcerted ,
offered no reply.
"Was it by the use of benzoate or
soda ? " thundered the king , thorough
ly aroused. Puck.
A LEAKAGE THAT CAN BE EASILY
How many people who read this article ,
realise the weighty influence of one little
necessity of life baking powder on the
cost of living.
Yet it is a leakage that can easily be
stopped if the housewife will only pay a
little more attention to the choice of her
baking powder. Some think there is
economv in buying the cheap "Big Can"
Baking Powders. These Baking Powders
are r.ot always uniform , and sometimes
proouce failures in the baking , and the
result is that more Is lost in one or two
spoiled bakings than you spend on bak
ing powder in the whole year. The cheap
"Big Can" Baking Powders should be
On the other hand , many housewives
feel that a baking powder is of no value
unless they pay 50 cents a pound for it
the price charged for the high priced
"Trust" brands. This is a mistake , as
the best baking powder that can be made
can be sold for 25c. per pound if the man
ufacturer is satisfied with a reasonable
profit. There is one brand on the market
that meets these requirements. It is
CALUMET BAKING POWDER , recom
mended by leading physicians and chem
ists ; used in millions of homes : and
given the Highest Award at the World's
Pure Food Exposition.
If you can't marry the one you love ,
try to love the one 3Tou marry.
Mrs. Wteslow's Soothing Syrnp for Children
teething , softens the gums , reduces inflamma
tion , allays pain , cures wind colic , 25c a bottle.
A few weeks of matrimonial train
ing will enable a man to predict brain
storms in advance.
PILES CURED IX 6 TO 14 DAYS
Yonrdrugcisr. will refund money if PAZO OINT
MENT fails to euro any case of Itching , Blind ,
Bleeding or 1'rotruding tiles in 6 to 14 days. 60c.
Nothing pleases some people more
than the opportunity to spread bad
news about their neighbors.
Dr. Pierce's Pleasant Pellets first put
up 40 years ago. They regulate and invig- j
orate stomach , liver and bowels. Sugarcoated - j
coated tiny granules.
If a woman still has faith in her
husband after reading what the opposition - j
sition says of him. when running for }
office , her loyalty is the real thing. I
CREAM OF RYE
For health and energy cat it for'
breakfast. Reduces cost of living , i
Free Silver Spoon in every package. '
Ask your grocer for a package. i
"Why was Jonah thrown over
board ? " i
"I'm not sure , but I've always
thought he was the first man to rock ,
a boat. " I
"A woman's convention , eh ? What
rlo women know about enthusiasm ?
Now , at the last national convention
we men cheered our candidates for
an hour. "
"That's all right , " said his wife.
"We threw kisses at ours for sixty-
seven minutes by the clock. "
The Father of Him.
Census Taker Give the ages of
your five children.
Father All right. Mary will be
thirteen in September thirteen , yes ,
that must be right ; and John is John
ahem he's going on eleven , I
guest ; then Helen wait a minute , I
never could remember how old she is
but Fred is let me see and Arch
ie heavens , man ! my wife will be
, back at half-past five can't you come
again then ? Woman's Home Com
I want every person
who is bilious , consti
pated or has any stomach
ach or liver ailment to
send for a free package
of my Paw-Paw Pills. '
I want to prove that |
they positively cure InI I
digestion. Sour Stomach
ach , Belchipfr , Wind , |
Headache , Nervousness - '
ness , Sleeplessness and .
are an infallible cure |
for Constipation. To do
this I amwilling to give millions of free pack
ages. I take all the risk. Sold by druggists
for 25 cents a vial. For free package address ,
Prof.'t.1unyon.53rd&JeBer onSts.PhlladephlaPa. !
Jack Keith , a Virginian , now a bor
der plainsman , is looking for roaming war
parties of savages. Ho sees . wagon team
at full gallop pursued by men on ponies.
When Keith reaches the wagon the raid
ers have massacred two men and de
parted , lie searches the victims finding
papers and a locket with a woman's per
trait. Keith is arrested at Carson City ,
charged with the murder , his accuser be
ing a ruffian named Black Bart. A nrgro
companion in his cell named Neb tells him
that he knew the KelUis in Virginia. Neb
says one of the mur'Jered men Wtis John
Sibley. the other Gen- . Willis Waite. former
ly a Confederate officer. The plainsman
and Neb escape , and later the fugitives
come upon a cabin and find its occupant
to be a young girl , whom Keith thinks
he saw at Carson City. The girl explains
that she is in search of a brother , who
had deserted from the army , and that a
Mr. Hawley induced her to come to the
cabin while he sought her brother. Hawley -
ley appears , and Keith in hiding recog
nizes him as Black Bart. There is a ter
rific battle in the darkened room in which
Keith is victor. Horses are appropriated ,
and the girl who says that her name is
Hope , joins in the escape. Keith explains
his situation and the fugitives make for
Fort Larned. where the girl is left with
the hotel landlady. Miss Hope tells that
she is the daughter of General Waite.
Keith and Neb drift into Sheridan , where
Keith meets an old friend. Dr. Fairbain.
Keith meets the brother of Hope Wai to ,
under the assumed name of Fred Wil-
loughby. and becomes convinced that
Black Bart has some plot involving the
two. Hope learns that Gen. Waite , who
was thought murdered , is at Sheridan ,
and goes there , where she is mistaken for
Christie Maclaire. the Carson City singer.
CHAPTER XXI.Continued. . )
He shouldered his way through the
collected crowd , the other following.
Hope endeavored to speak , to explain
to Fairbain who she actually was , real
izing then , for the first time , that site
had not previously given him her
name. Amidst the incessant noise
and confusion , the blaring of brass ,
and the jangls of voices , she found it
impossible to make the man compre
hend. She pressed closer to him , hold
ing more tightly to his arm , stunned
and confused by the fierce uproar. The
stranger steadily pushing ahead of
them , and opening a path for their
passage , fascinated her , and her eyes
watched him curiously. His name was
an oddly familiar one , associated in
vague memory with some of the most
desperate deeds ever witnessed in the
West , yet always found on the side of
law and order ; it was difficult to con
ceive that this quiet-spoken , mild-eyed ,
gently smiling man could indeed be
the most famous gun fighter on the
border , hated , feared , yet thoroughly
respected , by every desperado be
tween .the Platte and the Canadian.
Beyond the glare and glitter of the
Metropolitan Dance Hall the noisy
crowd thinned away somewhat , -and
the marshal ventured to drop back be
side Fairbain , yet vigilantly watched
every approaching face.
"Town appears unusually lively to
night , Bill'observed the latter grave
ly , "and the boys have got an early
"West end graders just paid off , "
was the reply. "They have been
whoopin' it up ever since noon , and
are beginning to get ugly. Now the
rest of the outfit are showing up , and
there will probably be something in
teresting happening before morning.
Wouldn't mind it so much if I had a
single deputy worth his salt. "
"What's the matter with Bain ? "
"Nothing , while he was on the job ,
but 'Red' Haggerty got him in 'Pony
Joe's' shebang two hours ago ; shot
lini in the back across the bar. Ned
icver even pulled his gun. "
"I'm sorry to hear that ; what be-
: ame of Haggerty ? "
The marshal let his eyes rest ques-
ioningly on the doctor's face for an
"Well , I happened to be just behind
ed when he went , " he said gently ,
'and 'Red' will be buried on 'Boots
Sill * to-morrow. I'm afraid I don't
; ive you much chance to show your
.kill , Doc , " with a smile.
"If they all shot like you do , my
) rofession would be useless. What's
he matter with your other deputies ? "
"Lack of nerve , principall3r , I reck-
m ; ain't one of 'em worth the powder
o blow him up. I'd give something just
low for a fellow I had down at Dodge
he was a man. Never had to tell
ilm when to go in ; good judgment
oo ; wasn't out hunting for trouble ,
mt always ready enough to take his
ihare. Old soldier in our army , Cap-
ain , I heard , though he never talked
ouch about himself ; maybe jrou knew
lim Jack Keith. "
"Well , I reckon , " in quick surprise ,
and what's more to the point , he's
lere slept in my room last night. "
"Keith "here ? In Sheridan ? And
iasn't even hunted me up yet ? That's
ike him , all right , but I honestly want
o see the boy. Here's your hotel ,
ihall you need me any longer ? "
"Better step in with us , Bill , " the
octor advised , " 3our moral influence
light aid In procuring the lady a de-
ent room. "
"I reckon it might. "
They passed together up the three
Ickety steps leading into the front
all , which latter opened directly into
lie cramped office ; to the left was the
ride-open bar-room , clamorous and
iirobbing with life. A narrow bench
teed against the wall , with a couple
f half drunken men lounging upon it.
'he marshal routed them out with a
ingle , expressive gesture.
OF THE PLAINS
AUTHOR OF'MY LADY OF THE SOUTH : JvJ
JuuaTRATiOMs BY DEARBORN HELVILI
( Copyright. A. C. McClurff & Co. . 3S1O >
"Any Other Room You Could Conven iently Assign Mr. ah Montgomery
to Tommy ? "
"Wait here with the lady , Fairbain , "
ho said shortly , "and I'll arrange for
the room. "
They watched him glance in at the
bar , vigilant and cautious , and then
move directly across to the desk.
"Tommy , " he said genially to the
clerk. "I've just escorted a'lady here
from the train Miss Maclaire and
want you to give her the best room in
your old shebang. "
The other looked at him doubtfully.
"Hell , Bill , I don't know how I'm
going to do that , " he acknowledged.
"She wrote in here to the boss for a
room ; said she'd be along yesterday.
Well , she didn't show up , an' so to
night we let a fellow have it. He's
up there now. "
"Well , he'll have to vamose who
is he ? "
"Englishman 'Walter Spotteswood
Montgomery , ' " consulting his book.
'Hell of a pompous duck ; the boys
call him 'Juke Montgomery. ' "
"All right ; send some one up to
rout his lordship out lively. "
Tommy shuffled his feet , and looked
again at the marshal ; he had re
ceived positive orders aboutv that
room , and was fully convinced that
Montgomery would not take kindly to
eviction. But Hickock's quiet gray
eyes were insistent.
"Here , 'Red , ' " he finally called to
the burley porter , "hustle up to ' 15 , '
an' tell that fellow Montgomery he's
got to get out ; teli nim we want the j
room for a lady. "
Hickock watched the man disappear
up the stairs , helped himself carefully
to a cigar out of the stand , tossing a
coin to the clerk and then deliberately
"Think Montgomery will be
pleased ? " he asked shortly.
"No ; he'll probably throw 'Red'
: lown stairs. "
The marshal smiled , his glance turn-
ng expectantly in that direction.
"Then perhaps I had better remain ,
fommy. " And he strolled nonchalant-
y over to the open window , and stood
here looking quietly out , a spiral of
) lue smoke rising from his cigar.
They could distinctly hear the
) ouuding on the door above , and cc-
: asionally the sound of the porter's
, -oice , but the straight , erect figure
it the window remained motionless ,
"inally "Red" came down , nursing his
"Says he'll be damned if he will
; ays he's gone to bed , an' that there
lin't a cussed female in this blasted
: ountry he'd git up for , " he reported
: ircumstantially to the clerk. "He
old me to tell you to go plumb to
icll. an' that if any one else come
loundin' 'round thar to-night , he'd
ake a pot shot at 'em through the
loor. 'Fifteen' seemed a bit peevish ,
ir , an' . I reckoned if he was riled up
nuch .more , he might git rambunc-
ious ; his language was sure fierce. "
"Wild Bill" turned slowly around ,
till calmly smoking , his eyes exhibit-
ns mild amusement.
"Did you clearly inform Mr. ah
Montgomery that we desired the room
for the use of a lady ? " he questioned
gently , apparently both pained and
"I did , sir. "
"It surprises me to find one in our
city with so little regard for the or
dinary courtesies of life , Tommy. Per
haps I can persuade the gentleman. "
He disappeared up the stairs , taking
them deliberately step by step , the
cigar still smoking between his lips.
"Red" called after him.
"Keep away from in 'front of the
door , Bill ; he'll shoot fiure , for he
cocked his gun'when I was tip there. "
Hickock glanced back , waved his
"Don't worry the room occupied by
Mr. ah Montgomery was ' 15 , ' I be
lieve you said ? "
Whatever occurred above , it was
over with very shortly. Those listen
ing at the foot of the stairs heard the
first gentle rap on the door , an out
burst of profanity , followed almost
instantly by a sharp snap , as if aleck
lock had given way , then brief
scuffling mingled with the loud creak
ing of a bed. Scarcely a minute later
the marshal appeared on the landing
above , one hand firmly gripped in the
neck-band of an undershirt , thus se
curely holding the writhing , -helpless
figure of a man , who swore violently
every time he could catch his breath.
"Any other room you could conven-
veniently assign Mr. ah Montgom
ery to , Tommy ? " he asked pleasantly.
"If he doesn't like it in the morning ,
he could be changed , you know. "
"Give give Him ' 47. ' "
"All right. I'm the bell-boy tem
porarily , Montgomery ; easy now , my
man , easy , or I'll be compelled to
jse both hands. 'Red1 carry the gen-
tleman's luggage to ' 47' he has kind
ly consented to give up his old room
to a lady come along , Montgomery. "
It was possibly five minutes later
when he came down , still smoking , his
face not even flushed.
"Montgomery Is feeling so badly
we were obliged to lock him in , " he
reported to the clerk. "Seems to beef
of a somewhat nervous disposition.
Well , good-night , Doctor , " he lifted his
hat. "And to you , Miss , pleasant
Hope watched him as he stepped
outside , pausing ' a moment In the
shadows to glance keenly up and
down the long street before venturing
down the steps. This quiet man had
enemies , hundreds of them , 'desperate
and reckless ; ceaseless vigilance
alone protected him. Yet her eyes
onlyv and not her thoughts , were riv
eted on the disappearing marshal. She
turned to Fairbain , who had risen to
"I wish I might see , him , also , " she j
said , as though continuing an inter
"See him ? Who ? "
"Mr. Keith. I I knew him once ,
and and , Doctor , won't you tell him
I should like to have him come and
see me just just ? § soon as he can. "
CHAPTER XX ! ! .
An Interrupted Interview.
Miss Christie Maclaire , attired in a
soft lounging robe , her luxuriant hair
wound simply about her head , forming
a decidedly attractive picture , gazed
with manifest dissatisfaction on the
bare walls of her room , and then out
through the open window into the
comparative quiet street below. The
bar-tender at the "Palace , " directly
opposite , business being slack , was
leaning negligently in the doorway.
His roving eyes caught the fair face
framed in the window , and he waved
his hand encouragingly. Miss Chris
tie's brown eyes stared across at him
in silent disgust , and then wandered
again about the room , her foot tapping
nervously on the rag carpet.
"It's my very last trip to this town , "
she said decisively , her red lips
pressed tightly together.
Miss Maclaire had indeed ample
reason to feel aggrieved over her re
ception. She had written to have the
best apartment in the house reserved
for her , and then , merely because she
had later been invited out to Fort
Hays , and was consequently a day be
hind in arrival , had discovered that
mother woman a base impostor , act
ually masquerading under her name
tiad been duly installed in the coveted
ipartment. Driving in from the fort
-hat morning , accompanied by two of
the more susceptible junior officers , '
conscious that she had performed
nest artistic work the evening'before
n the spacious mess-hall , and feeling
? onfident of comfortable quarters
iwaiting her , it had been something of
i shock to be informed by the per-
.urbed clerk that " 15" was already
iccupied by another. "A lady what
: ome in last night , and I naturally j i
supposed it was you. " j .
In vain Miss Maclaire protested , I
ibly backed by the worshipful officers |
vho still gallantly attended her ; the j 1
nanagement was obdurate. Then she ; 1
vould go up herself , and throw the | ]
mssy out. Indeed , too angry for j
lantering further words , Christie had ,
.ctually started for the stairs , Intendj j t
ng to execute her threat , when the ! -
lerspirlng Tommy succeeded in stop-
ling her , by plainly blurting out the
xact truth. j
( TO BE CONTINUED. )
Uplift In Russia. ,
Even the submerged Russians are
ifting their beads to the better fruits
if the industries of civilization. In
ifteen yeans o&Tlcss banks' holdings
lave risen from $218,000.000 to $650.-
100,000. Littl * fcy Ifille. too. the Rusj j
; ian bonds , * f&3oh 2iad been sold
.broad , are flowing back to the sub' .
ects of the czar. I
Room That Is Sound-Proof
Remarkable Chamber at University of
Utrecht That Was Constructed
for Scientific Experiments.
The Physiological institute of the
University of Utrecht possesses one of
: he most remarkable rooms In the
; vorld , a chamber about seven and a
lalf feet square , which is said to be
ibsolutely noiseless , as far as the
; ntrance of sounds from outside is con-
This room Is situated on the top
itory of a laboratory building , and is
m inside room , but so arranged that
t can be ventilated and inunudated
with sunshine. The walls , floors and
ceiling each consist of half a dozen
layers of different substances , with air
spaces and interstices Oiled with
sound-deadening materials. . \
Some persons when in the room ex
perience a peculiar sensation in the
ears. While every effort has been
made to exclude sounds that are not ;
wanted , of course the object of con
structing this singular room was to '
experiment with phenomena connected
with .jsound. Some of the sounds em
ployed are made in the room itself ;
others are introduced from outside , by
means of a copper lube , which is
plugged with lead when not in use.
My Hiisband , Also Uses
May S a m -
uels , w hose
p i c t u u e ac
test i m onial
and who re
sides at 358
N. Condc St. ,
Tipton , Ind. ,
Peruna Co. , as
"Eight betties - < |
ties of Peruna '
c o m p 1 e tcly
cured me of
systemic c a -
tarrh of sev
eral y e a r s'
standing , and
if my husband
feels badly or
either of us
catch cold we
at once take
5. Wilson Robinson , 704 Nessle St. ,
Toledo , Ohio , writes :
"I feel like a new person. I have no
more heavy feelings , no more pain , don'fc
belch up gas , can eat most anything
without it hurting me. I want to bo
working all the time. I have gained
"People that see mo now and saw mo
two months ago seem astonished. I tell
them Peruna did it. I will say it is
the only remedy for spring and all other
Ask Your Druggist for a Free Perun&
Almanac for 1912. 7 !
wind. 1 too tie t f rco
JOIiN I * . THOMPSON SONS &CO. . Troy. If. Y.
O A fvn TTT/7-p 1CSO acres , worth $20 for $15 :
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Investigate. J. C. K11KK.M1F.HCEH , Owner , Sehnjler , Xtb.
VERDICT A FAVORABLE ONE
Small Girl's Pretty Answer to Stupid
Question of Inquisitive
She was a pretty little tot , and ev
erybody who knew her took pleasure
in pausing to ask her some kind of a
question , merely to show an interest
and for the pleasure of hearing the
musical cadence of her voice. Some
of the questions were what might be
termed leading , but for all she invari-
aby had some kind of an answer.
Among these latter inquiries was one
from an intrusive busybody , who was
aid enough to know better , but who
belonged to a class of persons whenever
never learn. Knowing that the little
; irl had only recently become the pos
sessor of a young and attractive step
mother , with a curiosity inborn she
isked her very frankly :
"Well , Pollykins , how do you like
. -our stepmother ? "
The child raised her blue eyes grave-
y , and with her face glowing with
lappiness replied :
"Oh , very much , indeed , Mrs. Skil-
ington. We fit very nicely , consider-
ng that she got us ready made. "
A silly man Is easily convinced that
le possesses more wisdom in one day
.ban the late Mr. Solomon did in all
A man knows more at twenty-one
ban he may be able to forget at fifty.
Of a Good
is fulfilled if you start
the meal with
Sweet , crisp , fluffy
bits of toasted corn
ready to serve direct
from the pacKage
with cream and sugar
"The Memory Lingers"
Postum Cereal Company , Limited ,
Battle Creek , Mich.
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