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And most of our troubles are magni
fied at short range.
For Constipation , Biliousness , Liver and
Kidney Troubles , take Garfield Tea.
There are two things calculated to
make a man's head swim a merry-
go-round and a merry widow.
Recalling the Fight.
' "He has his father's eyes. "
"That's queer ; I thought I was
blacking his. "
Gallant Blind Man.
"Ah , you're a pretty lady. "
"What's that ? I thought you were
"In a sense only. I never see the
ugly women. " Journal Amusaut.
"I say , mister , " said the cadaverous
man , entering the telegraph office ,
"could you trust me for a telegram I
want to send my wife ? I pay you
"Sorry , sir , " said the operator , "but
we are terribly rushed these days and
there isn't a tick in the office that
Isn't working overtime as it is. " Har
A huntsman called on Hedge to set
tle for damage done by a run to
hounds , and found only Mrs. Hedge at
"Has your husband , " he inquired ,
"made an examination yet ? "
"That ha have , sir , " replied Mrs.
Hedge , with a courtesy.
"Rather a cursory examination , I
"Oh , dreadful , sir ! Such langwidge
I never heerd never ! " And the good
woman held up her hands at the bare
General Marion Maus has a keen
and delicate taste in literature , and
at a recent dinner at Vancouver Bar
racks , discussing a popular novel of
little worth , General Maus said :
"The pathos of the book is really
bathos. It reminds me of a private's
widow. The good woman was about
to sell her household furniture , her
rugs , plated ware and what not. As
she was going over these articles her
eyes filled with tears , a host of mem
ories rose to her mind , and , laying
aside a half-dozen knives , she said :
' "Oh , dear ! I can't let these go !
They've been in poor George's mouth
too often ! ' "
SHE QUIT COFFEE
And Much Good Came From It.
It is hard to believe that coffee will
put a person in such a condition as it
did a woman of Apple Creek , O. She
tells her own story :
. "I did not believe coffee caused my
trouble , and frequently said I liked
it so well I would not quit drinking it ,
even if it took my life , but I was a
miserable sufferer from heart trouble
and nervous prostration for four years.
"I was scarcely able to go around at
all. Had no energy , and did not care
for anything. Was emaciated and had
a constant pain around my heart until
.1 thought I could not endure it. I
felt as though I was liable to die any
"Frequently I had nervous chills and
the least excitement would drive sleep
away , and any little noise would up
set me terribly. I was gradually get-
"ting worse until finally one day , it
came over me , and I asked myself
what is the use of being sick all the
time and buying medicine so that I
can indulge myself in coffee ?
| "So I thought I would see If I could
quit drinking coffee , and got some
Postum to help me quit. I made it
strictly according to directions , and
I want to tell you that change was the
greatest step in my life. It was easy
to quit coffee because I had the
Postum which I like better than I
liked the old coffee. One by one the
old troubles left , until now I am in
splendid health , nerves steady , heart
all right , and the pain all gone. Never
have any more nervous chills , don't
take any medicine , can do all my
liousework , and have done a great
! "My sister-in-law , who visited me
this summer had been an invalid for
come time , much as I was. I got her
to quit coffee and drink Postum. She
gained five pounds In three weeks ,
and I never saw such a change In any
one's health. "
. "There's a reason. "
! Ever rend ( he above letter ? A new
one appears from time to time. They
. genuine , true , and full of Immuo
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ILLUSTRATIONS BY DE narx-.1 * . _ - Nv )
( Copyright , A. C. McCIurg & Co. . 1910. )
Jack Keith , n Virginian , now a bor
der plainsman , is looking for roaming wai
parties of savages. He sees a wagon lean.
nt full gallop pursued by men on ponies ,
When Keith reaches the wagon the raid
ers have massacred two men and de
parted. He 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 negrc
companion in his cell named Neb tells him
that he knew the Keiths in Virginia. Neb
says one of the murdered men was John
Sibley. the other Gen. Willis Walte. form
erly 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 como to the
cabin while ho 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 ia
Hope , joins in the escape. Keith explains
his situation and the fugitives make for
Fort Lamed , 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. Fairbaln.
Keitl * meets the brother of Hope Waite.
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.
Keith meets the real Christie Maclairo
and finds that Black Bart has convinced
her that there is a mystery in her life
\\hlch he Is going to turn to her advan
tage. The plainsman tells Hope Waite of
her resemblance to Christie Maclaire.
They decide that Fred Willoughby may
hold the key to the situation. Keith finds
? vrilloughby shot dead. Hope is told of
the death of her brother. Keith fails to
learn what reprcesntations Black Bart
has made to Christie Maclaire. Hope
suggests that in order to learn the secret
she must briefly impersonate the stage
singer. Dr. Fairbain is in love with
Christie Maclaire and Keith induces him
to detain her from the stage while Hope
goes to the theater where she meets
Black Bart , who , thus deceived , tells
Hope that General Waite has suspected
his plans and that they must fly. Hope ,
greatly alarmed , demurs. General Waite
appears and says Black Bart has stolen
papers from him regarding an Inheri
tance. Keith is informed that Christie
Maclaire's real name Is Phyllis Gale and
that she is the half sister of Hope. The
iatter has been carried away by Black
Bart and his gang. Dr. Fairbain avows
his love for Phyllis and she accepts him.
Following the Trail.
The withdrawal of the sheriff mere
ly stimulated Keith to greater activity.
It was clearly evident the fugitives
were endeavoring with all rapidity
possible to get beyond where the hand
of law could reach them their trail
striking directly across the plains into
the barren southwest was proof of this
purpose. Yet it was scarcely likely
they would proceed very far in that
direction , as such a course would
bring them straight into the heart of
the Indian country , into greater dan
ger than that from which they lied.
Keith felt no doubt that Hawley in
tended making for Carson City , where
he could securely hide the girl , and
where he possessed friends to rail }
to his defence , even an influence ovei
the officers of the lav , * . The one thing
which puzzled him most was the
man's object in attempting so desper
ate a venture. Did he know his pris
oner was Hope Waite ? or did he still
suppose he was running off with Chris
tie Maclaire ? Could some rumor ot
Waite's appeal to the .courts have
reached the gambler , frightened him ,
and caused him to attempt this des
perate effort at escape ? and did he
bear Miss Maclaire with him , hoping
to keep her safely concealed until
he was better prepared to come out In
open fight ? If this was the actual
state of affairs then it would account
for much otherwise hard to explain.
The actress would probably not have
been missed , or , at least , seriously
sought after , until she failed to ap
pear at the theater the following even
Ing. This delay would give the fu
gitives a start of twenty hours , or
even more , and practically assure
their safety. Besides , in the light of
Waite's application to the sheriff for
assistance , it was comparatively easy
to conceive of a valid reason why
Hawley should vanish , and desire ,
likewise , to take Miss Maclaire with
him. But there was no apparent oc
casion for his forcible abduction of
Hope. Of course , he might have done
so from a suddenly aroused fit of an
ger at some discovery the girl had
made , yet everything pointed rather
to a deliberate plan. Both horses and
men were certainly waiting there un
der orders , Hawley's adherents In
charge , and every arrangement per
fected in advance. Clearly enough
the gambler had planned it all out
before he ever went to the Troca-
dero no doubt the completion of
these final arrangements was what de
layed his appearance at the hotel. If
this was all true , then it must have
been Christie , and not Hope , he pur
posed bearing away with him , and the
latter was merely a victim of her mas
What would result when the man
liscovered his mistake ? Such a dis
covery could not be delayed long , al
though the girl was quick-witted , and
.vould . surely realize that her personal
safety depended upon keeping up the
ieceptlon to the last possible moment.
Sfet the discovery must finally occur ,
md there was no guessing what form
rlawley's rage would assume when he
: oun/3 himself baffled , and all his
Keith Bent Over to Study-the Tracks ,
plans for a fortune overturned. Keith
fully realized Hope's peril , and his
own helplessness to seive her in this
emergency was agony. As they hur
ried back to the town , he brie-fly re
viewed these conclusions with Waite
and Fairbain , all alike agreeing there
was nothing remaining for them to do
except to take up the trail. The fugi
tives had already gained too great an
advantage to be overhauled , but they
might be traced to whatever point
they were heading for. In spite of the
start being so far to the west , Keith
was firmly convinced that their destin
ation would prove to be Cars-.on City.
Procuring horses at the corral , their
forces augmented by two volunteers
both men of experience Keith , Waite ,
Fairbain and Neb departed without
delay , not even pausing to eat but
taking the necessary food with them.
The sun had barely risen when they
took up the trail , Keith , and a man
named Bristos , slightly in advance ,
their keen eyes marking every slight
Bign left for guidance across the bare
plain. It was a comparatively easy
trail to follow , leading directly into
the southAvest , the pony tracks cutting
into the sod as though the reckless
riders had bunched together , their
horses trotting rapidly. Evidently no
attempt had been made at conceal
ment , and this served to convince the
pursuers that Hawley still believed
his captive to be Miss Maclaire , and
that her disappearance would not be
suspected until after nightfall. In
that case the trail could not be dis
covered before the following morn
ing , and with such a start , pursuit
would be useless. Tireless , steadily ,
scarcely speaking except upon the
business in hand , the pursuers pressed
forward at an easy trot , Keith , in sjpite
of intense anxiety , with the remem
brance of old cavalry days to guide
him , insisting upon sparing the horses
as much as 'possible. This was to be
a stern chase and a long one , and it
svas impossible to tell when they could
procure remounts. The constant swerv
ing of the trail westward seemed to
shatter his earlier theory , and ,
brought him greater uneasiness. Fin-
illy he spoke of it to the old plains
man beside him.
"What do you suppose those fellows
ire heading so far west for , Ben ?
They are taking a big risk of running
nto hostiles. "
"Oh , I don't know , " returned the
jther gravely , lifting his eyes to the
'ar-off sky line. "I reckon from the
lews thet come in last night from
lays , thar ain't no Injuns a rangin'
het way jist now. They're too blame
) tisy out on the Arickaree. Maybe
hem fellers heerd the same story , an'
het's what makes 'em so bold. "
"What story ? I've heard nothing. "
"Why , it's like this , Cap , " drawling
nit the words , "leastways , thet's how
t come Inter Sheridan ; 'Sandy' For-
ythe an' his outfit , mostly plainsmen ,
tarted a while ago across Solomon
liver an' down Beaver Crick , headin'
er Fort Wallace. Over on the Aricka-
'ree , the whole damned Injun outfit
jumped 'em. From all I heerd , thai
must a bin nigh onto three thousan
o' the varmints , droppin' on 'em all at
oncet , hell-bent-fer-eiection , with ol'
Roman Nose a , leaclin' 'em. It was
shore a good fight , fer the scouts got
onto an island an' stopped the bucks.
Two of the fellers got through to
Wallace yist'day , an' a courier brought
the news in ter Hays. The Injuns had
them boys cooped up thar fer eight
days before them fellers got out , an' 1
reckon it'll be two or three days more
'fore the nigger sogsrs they sent out
ter help ever git thar. So thar won't
be no Injuns 'long this route we're
travelin' , fer the whole kit an' ca
boodle are up thar yit after 'Sandy. ' "
"And you suppose Hawley knew
about this ? "
"Why not , Cap ? He was hangin'
'round till after ten o'clock las' night ,
an' it was all over town by then.
'Tain't likely he's got an outfit 'long
with him thet's lost any Injuns. 1
don't know whar they're bound , no
mor'n you do , but I reckon they're
reasonably sure they've got a clar
They pulled up on the banks or a
small stream to water their horses ,
and ate hastily. The trail led di
rectly across , and with only the slight
est possible delay they forded the
shallow water , and mounted the op
posite bank. A hundred yards farther
on Bristoe reined up suddenly , pointIng -
Ing down at the trail.
"One hess left the bunch here , " he
declared positively. Keith swung him
self out of the saddle , and bent over
to study the tracks. There was no
doubting the evidence a single horse
the only one shod in the bunch
with a rider on its back , judging from
the deep imprint of the hoofs , had
swerved sharply to the left of the
main body , heading directly into the
southeast. The plainsman ran for
ward for a hundred yards to assure
himself the man had not circled back ;
at that point the animal had been
spurred into a lope. Keith rejoined
"Must have been about daylight
they reached here , " he said , picking
up his dangling rein , and looking Into
the questioning faces about him. "The
fellow that rode out yonder alone was
heading straight toward Carson City.
He is going for fresh horses , I figure
it , and will rejoin the bunch some
place down on the Arkansas. The
others intend to keep farther west ,
where they won't be seen. What do
you say , Ben ? "
"Thet's the way it looms up ter me ,
Cap ; most likely 'twas the boss him
"Well , whoever it was , the girl Is
still with the others , and their trail
Is the easiest to follow. We'll keep
after them. "
They pushed on hour after hour , as
long as daylight lasted or they could
perceive the faintest trace to follow.
Already half-convinced that he knew
the ultimate destination of the fugi
tives , Keith yet dare not venture on
pressing forward during the night , thus
possibly losing the trail and being
compelled to retrace their steps. It
was better to proceed slow and sure
Besides , judging from the condition of
their own horses , the pursued would
be compelled to halt somewhere to
rest their stock also. Their trail even
revealed the fact that they were trav
eling far less rapidly than at first , al
though evidently making every effort
to cover the greatest possible dis
tance before stopping. Just as the
dusk shut in close about them they
rode down into the valley of Shawnee -
nee Fork , and discovered signs of a
recent camp at the edge of the stream.
Here , apparently , judging from the
camp-fire ashes , and the trampled
grass along the Fork , the party must
have halted for several 'icurs. By
lighting matches Keith and Bristoe
discerned where some among them
had laid down to sleep , and , through
various signs , decided they must have
again departed some five or six hours
previous , one of their horses limping
as if lame. The tired pursuers went
into camp at the same spot , but with
out venturing to light any fire , merely
snatching a cold bite , and dropping
off to sleep with heads pillowed upon
They were upon the trail again with
the first dimness of the gray dawn ,
wading the waters of the Fork , and
striking forth across the dull level of
brown prairie and white alkali to
ward the Arkansas. They saw nothing
all day moving in that wide vista
about them , but rode steadily , scarce
ly exchanging a word , determined ,
grim , never swerving a yard from the
faint trail. The pursued were moving
slower , hampered , no doubt , by their
lame horse , but ; were still well In ad
vance. Moreover , .the strain of the
saddle \\as already beginning to tell
severely on Waite , weakened somewhat
by years , and the pursuers were com
pelled to halt oftener on his account.
The end of the second day found them
approaching the "broken land border
ing the Arkansas valley , and just be
fore nightfall they picked up a lame
horse , evidently discarded by the
( TO BE CONTINUED. )
The King's "Easy Money. "
The curious powers and duties nT
the coroner , under traditional law. are
illustrated by a recent incident at
Southgnte , England , says the Xew
York Sun. Some workmen digging in i
the Amberley road found a large num j
bsr cf ancient coins. Immediately the '
coroner was called and he impaneled I
a jury. An expert numismatist testi
fied that the coins were "Long Cross"
pennies of the reiqn cf Henry III I
1207 to 1272. The jury then found a j
verdict that the coins were ancient. !
that they had been concealed and thar I
their depositor was unknown. "Then
I seize-the coins as the king's treas
ure trove , " said the coroner and he
Psper Bottles fer Milk.
Seme of the milk companies are try
ing out new paper bottles , stiffened
and made air and milk tight with re
fined paraffin , white wax. Paper im
pregnated with paraffin looks and
feels oily and greasy , but handlers of .
such paraffined paper need have no
fear of getting grease even on the
most delicate fabric. Of course , if
paraffin is heated and melted cloth
will take it up , and then it is difficult
to get out. Nothing is cleaner or freer
from germs than pure paraffin , and it
may be injected right under a man's
skin without causing any trouble.
New York Press.
Was Sanjson So Mesn ?
Samson was one of the early strong
men. He had so much muscle that he
had to play practical jokes all the
time. No doubt , like other husky folk.
he had the idea that it was humorous
o slip up behind a friend and hit him
between the shoulder blades so hard
Jiat he couldn't breathe for a week
3r he would grip the friend's hand
md squeeze it until the fingers were
; lued together in pain. Like as net
ie strolled about the streets in his
.rack suit every chance he got.
Woman Enters Police School.
One of the two policewomen recent-
y appointed for Christiania , Norway ,
las entered the police school. During
ler two months' course she will re
ceive instruction In such laws as po-
ice officers are required to be ac-
juainted with , in general police du-
ies and in writing reports. After she
> egins active senice she will have
iharge of the social purity department
if .the force.
A Servian member of parliament
tas discovered the possibilities of
ree traveling. He is paid a salary for
.ttendance. And he has a railway
lass : So why pay a hotel for a bed ?
it eventide he steps into the express
rom Belgrade to Lapovo and sleeps
reely and well. In the morning he
omes to his duties by the uptrain.
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Mrs. Bridges How long were you
in your last place ?
Applicant Two weeks.
Mr. Bridges ( from adjoining room )
Mary , ask the lady what delayed
When to Call the Doctor.
When to summon the doctor is a
point which has probably puzzled most
people at one time or another , but in
the case of throat and intestinal
troubles there should be no uncertain
ty , says a medical authority. The doc
tor should be summoned at once , for
the sore throat may be diphtheria , and
the intestinal symptoms may mean
peritonitis , appendicitis or any one of
a dozen complications of serious char
acter. Valuable time and the golden
opportunity may be wasted by waitIng -
Ing for symptoms that are severe
enough to justify calling the doctor.
Means to Enjoy Closing Years.
Having made a million dollars by
the practice of law since he quit poli
tics , former Congressman and Gover
nor Frank S. Black , aged fifty-eight ,
has confirmed the reports that he has
retired. "After a certain point is
reached it isn't money a man should
work for , but time. You can't defy f
human nature , " he says.
There is nothing heavenly about war. .
Dyspepsia. The world is outgrowin"- '
irst , and Garfield Tea will conquer Dyspepsia.
Discontents arise from our desires
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