The Columbus journal. (Columbus, Neb.) 1874-1911, June 24, 1908, Image 6

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litra Dudley arrived In San Francisco
jo!n hs fr.'end and distant relative
IT- iiry Wilton, whom he was to assist
n un imiortant and mysterious task.
.! wlio accompanied Dudley on the
icrry lxat trip Into the city. The re
in:irkahlc resemblance of thu two men
i". siotf-il and commented on by passen
xvnt on the ferry. They see a man with
jinil-f eyes, wliich sends a thrill through
iSudlpy. Wilton postpones an explanation
of the strange orrand Dudley is to per
form, hut occurrences cause him to
I' now it 's one of no ordinary meaning.
Wilton leavs Giles in thy'r room, with
Instruction to await his rt-lurn and shoot
nnv one who tries to enter. Ojtside there
is heard shouts and curses and the noise
of a iiarrcl. Henry rushes in and at
' roiue? the roommates quickly cx
.hn'"e clothes, and he hurr"c out a-a!n.
Hardly ha3 lie pone than Cltas is
U!rtlci bv a rry of "Help" mil he runs
out to fin 1 soma one he n? assaulted by
t half deson men. He summons a police
rrr.n bi.t they are unable to find any
frace of a or'nie. Giles returns to his
room and hunts for r.ome ev t'enre thit
Dilcht ixp'ain h's B,nn?" in ss'on. He
Tit's a in it which he endeavors to de-
-p''Pr. Due" ley is summoned to tlie
mer"re mri there fi"'ls the dwl hadv of
Ij'k frVnd. H.-nry Wilton. nd thus W!t
oi d es w'tlimit ever oxpK'nlns to D -d-lny
the przall"!? wor'c he was to perform
in Svi nn 'sco. In orier to ci scovrr
the re r"t r1 ".'on his fr'end had eitrunt
oi to him. Dudley continues ills d squisc
.-i-i-i per-- himself to he Known as
Ti-irv Wilton. Dudley, m' for
Wilton. .s eitployed by Kn'i) to ass'st
:i a s'o-k hnl-eratjc deal "l cUv" t-i'-es
the S' pped Wilton to Mother Horton's.
Mnthi r 1 Tton discovers that he is not
W.Iton The 1 shta are turned out and a
! fer all tiht follows. Gil.-s Dudley
ijt's h'r"!" c'oetcd In a room w th
Motl-r rPrton who mikes it confidant
1? ii: He cm Ifirn notlr.nt; about the
n'yjirois hov fur'l c- than that it is
'm Terr II and Darby Meeker who are
.iftei h'm He is told that "Dicky" Kalil
is a trai'nr. playing both hands in the
i-i2iie, C'es llniis himself locked in a
n'ini. He escapes through a window.
CHAPTER VIII. (Continued).
1 moved slowly down, a step at a
time, then from over-cautiousness
tripped and came r'own the last three
..tops at once with the clatter of a
four-horse team.
Hut nobody stirred. Then I glanced
ib rough the open door, and was strick-
!i cold with astonishment. The room
vs empty!
The chairs and tables that a few
4 ours ago I had seen scattered about
were gone. There was no sign that
I he place had been occupied in
I stepped into the room that I had
seen crowded with eager friends and
enemies, eating, drinking, ready for
desperate deeds. My step echoed
strangely with the echo of an unten
anted house. The bar and the shelves
Itehind It were swept clear of the bot
tles and glasses that had filled them.
iJewildercd and apprehensive, I
wondered whether, after all, the
.e:its of the night were not a fan
tastic dream.
There was, however, no time to
waste in prying into this mystery. By
ny watch it was close on 9 o'clock,
and Doddridge Knapp might even now
lp making his way to the office where
ho had stationed me.
The saloon's front doors were
locked fast, but the side door that led
from the stairway to the street was
fastened only with a spring lock, and
I swung it open and stepped to the
A load left my spirits as the door
closed behind me. The fresh air of the
Morning was like wine after the close
and musty atmosphere I had been
I hurried along the streets with but
it three-minute stop to swallow a cup
of coffee and a roll, and once more
mounted the stairs to the office and
opened the door to Number 15.
The place was in disorder. The
books that had been arranged on the
desk and shelves were now scattered
about in confusion, as though they
tad been hurriedly examined and
thrown aside in a fruitless search.
This was a disturbing incident, and I
was surprised to discover that the
door into the adjoining room was ajar.
i pushed it wide open, and started
tfflck. Before me stood Doddridge
Knapp, his face pale as the face of a
corpse, and his eyes staring as though
the dead had risen before him.
j A Dsy in :rket.
The King of the t stood for a
ucuient staring a. me with that
strange and fearsome gaze. What was
iSere in that dynamic glance that
struck a chill to my spirit as though
the very fountain of liie had been at
tacked? Was it the manifestation of
the powerful will behind that mask!
Was it terror or anger that wa-j to be
read in the fiery eyes that gleamed
i'rom beneath those bushy brows, and
m the play or the cruel mouth, which
from under that yellow-gray mustache
save back the sign of the Wolf?
"Have you any orders, sir?" I asked
is. as calm a voice as I could com
mand. "Oh, it's you. is It?" said the Wolf
.slowly, covering his fangs.
If flashed on me that the attack in the
Morten den was of his planning, that
Terril was his tool, and that he had
supposed me dead. It was thus that
I could account for his startled gaze
and evident discomposure.
"Nine o'clock was the time, you
said." 1 suggested deferentially. "I be
lieve it's a minute or two past."
"Oh, yes." said Doddridge Knapp,
4ulling himself together. "Come in
He looked suspiciously at me as he
took a seat at his desk and motioned
mo to another.
"I had a little turn," he said, eying
no nervously; "a vertigo, I believe
he doctor called it. Just reach my
overcoat pocket there, will you? the
'ett-hand side. Yes, bring me that
Ke poured out a small glass of
l:quor, and the rich odor of brandy
rose through the room. Then he took
a vial fiom an inside pocket, counted
a few drops Into the glass and drank
it at a swallow.
When he had cleared his throat of
the fiery liquor, the Wolf turned to
me with a more composed and kindly
"And now to business," said my em
ployer with decision. "Take down
these orders."
The King of the Street was himself
once more, and I marveled again at
the quickness and clearness of his
directions. I was to buy one hundred
shares of this stock, sell five hundred
of that stock, buy one thousand of an
other in blocks of one hundred, and
sell the same in a single block at the
last session.
"And the last thing you do," he con
tinued, "buy every share of Omega
that is offered. There'll be a big
block of it thrown en the market, and
more in the afternoon. Buy it, what
ever the price. There's likely to be
a big slump. Don't bid for it don't
keep up the price, you understand
hut get it."
"If somebody else is snapping it up,
do I understand that I'm not to bid
oer them?"
"You're not to understand anything
of the kind," he said, with a little dis
gust in his tone. "You're to get the
stock. You've bought and sold enough
to know how to do that But dor't
start a boom for the price. Let her
go down. Sabe?"
I felt that there was deep water
"Perfectly," I said. "I think I see
the whole thing.
The King of the Street looked at me
with a grim smile.
"ilaybe ycu do, but all the same
you'd better keep your money out of
this little deal unless you can spare
it as well as not. Well, get back to
your room. You've got your check
book all right?"
Alone once more I was in despair
of unraveling the tangle in which I
was involved. I felt convinced that
Doddridge Knapp was the mover In
the plots that sought ray life. He had,
1 felt sure, believed me dead, and was
startled inlo fear at my unheralded ap
pearance. Yet why should he trust
me with his business? I could not
doubt that the buying and selling he
had given to my care were important.
I knew nothing about the price of
stocks, but I was sure that the orders
he had given me involved many thou
sands of dollars. Yet it might be the
thought struck home to me that the
credit had not been provided for me.
and my checks on the Navada bank
would serve only to land me in jail.
The disturbed condition of the books
attracted my attention once more.
Tho volumes were scattered over the
desk and thrown about the room as
though somebody had been seeking
for a mislaid document. I looked cu
riously over them as I replaced them
on the shelves. They were law-books,
California Reports, and the ordinary
text-books and form-books of the at
torney. All bore on the fly-leaf the
name of Horace H. Plymire, but no
paper or .other indication of ownership
could I find.
I wondered idly who thi3 Plymire
might be, and pictured to myself ome
old attorney who had fallen into the
hands of Doddridge Knapp, and "had,
through misfortune, been forced to sell
everything for the mess of pottage
to keep life in him. But there was
small time for musing, and I went out
to do Doddridge Knapp's bidding in
the stock-gambling whirlpool of Pine
It was easy to find Bockstein and
Eppner, and there could be no mistak
ing the prosperity of the firm. The
indifference of the clerks to my pres
ence, and the evident contempt with
which an order for a hundred shares
of something was being taken from an
apologetic eld gentleman were enough
to assure of that.
Bockstein and Eppner were togeth
er, evidently consulting over the busi
ness to be dene. Bockstein was tall
and gray-haired, with a stubby gray
beard. Ecpner was short and a little
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snapping blue-black eyes and strong
.blue-black dots over his face where
his beard struggled vainly against the
devastlng razor. Both were strongly
marked with the shrewd, money-getting
visage. I set forth my business.
"You wand to' gif a larch order?"
said Bockstein, looking over my mem
oranda. "Do you haf references?"
"Yes," echoed Eppner. "References'
are customary, you know." He spoke
in a high-keyed voice that had ir
ritating suggestions In it
"Is there any reference better than
cash?" I asked.
The partners looked at each other.
"None," they replied.
"How much will secure you on the
They named a heavy margin, and
the sum total took my heart into my
mouth. How large a balance I could
draw against I had not the faintest
idea. Possibly this was a trap to
throw me into jail as a common
swindler attempting to pass worthless
checks. But there was no time to
hesitate. I drew a check for the
amount, signed Henry Wilton's name
and tossed it over to Bockstein.
"All ridt," said the senior partner.
"Zhust talk it ofer vit Misder Eppner.
He goes on der floor."
I knew well enough what was
wanted. My financial standing w?.s
to be tested by the head of the firm,
while the junior partner kept me
Eppner was quick to take my ideas.
A few words of explanation and he
understood perfectly what I wanted.
"You have not bought b2fore?" It
was an interrogation, net an assertion.
"Ch. yes," I said carelessly, "but not
through you, I believe."
"Xo, no, I think not. I should have
remembered you."
I thought this might be a favorable i
opportunity to glean a little informa
tion of what was going on in the mar
ket. "Are there any good deals in pros
pect?" I ventured.
I could see in the blue-black depths
of his eyes that an unfavorable opin
ion he had conceived of my judgment
was deepened by this question. There
JHTE-Oru$ OyjP&Sfr'
was doubtless in it the flavor of the
"We never advise our customers,"
was the high keyed reply.
"Certainly not." I replied. "I don't
want advice merely to know what is
going on."
"Excuse me, but I never gossip. It
is a rule I make."
"It might interfere with your op
portunities to pick up a good bargain
now and then," I suggested, as the
blue-black man seemed at a loss for
"We never invest in stocks," was
the curt reply.
"Excellent Idea," said I. "for those
who know too much or too little."
Eppner failed to smile, and could
think of nothing to say. I was a little
abashed, notwithstanding the tone cf
haughty Indifference I took. I began
to feel very young before this machine-like
impersonation of the mar
ket. Bockstein relieved the embarrass
ment of the situation by coming in ou
London Has No Local Pride.
British Newspaper Takes
Big Metropolis.
W::i'r) at
Blindfold a Londoner of the cen
ter, put him down in the Caledonian
road or on Brook Green or at Heme
Hill, then take off the bandage and
ask him where he is. The chances
are ten to one he will have no notion
at all. They might just as well be in
the provinces. Practically they are in
fhe provinces. They are not inhabited
by Londoners in the true sense, but
y people whom accident or necessity
has brought within the metropolitan
area and who would be just as happy
200 miles away. Their atmosphere is
not metropolitan. They are not of the
center. They are on the fringe.
That is why London has so little
local pride. It is not a community
It is a congeries of suburbs, each with
Jts separate narrow interests, grouped
iround a little city whose citizens
'jave so wide a horizon that they can
spare next to no attention for local
affairs. How can civic patriotism be
expected from a man who spends all
of breath, with a brave pretense Cf
having-been merely 'consulting a cu-
tomer in the next room.
' ""You haf exblained to Misder Epn
ner?" he Inquired. "Den all is don.
Here is a card to der Board Room. If
orders you' haf to gif, Eppner viH dake
dem on der floor. Zhust gif him der
check for margin, and all Is veil."
At the end of this harangue I found
myself outside the office, with Bock
stein's back waddling toward the
private room where the partners were
to have their .last consultation before
going to the Board.
My check had been honored, then,
and Bockstein had assured himself of
my solvency. In the rebound from
anxiety, I swelled with the pride of a t
capitalist on Doddridge Knapp's
In the Board Room of the big Ex
change the uproar had given me a
suggestion that the business of buy
ing and selling stocks was carried on
in a somewhat less conventional man
ner than the trade in groceries. But
It had not quite prepared me for the
scene in the Exchange.
After a little I was able to discover
that the shouts and yelb and screams,
the shaking of fists, and the waving
of arms were merely a more or less
energetic method cf bidding for
stocks; that the ringing cf gongs and
the bellow of the big man who smiled
on the bear-garden from the high
desk were merely the audible signs
that another stock was being called;
and that the biazeu-voiced reading of
a roll was merely the official an
nouncement of the record of bargain
and sale that had been going on he
fore me.
It was my gcod fortune to make out
so much bafore the purchase of the
stocks on my older list was com
pleted. The crisis was at hand in
which I must have my wits about me,
and be ready to act fcr myself.
Eppner rushed up and reported the
bargains made, handing me a slip with
the figures he had paid for the stocks.
"Any more orders?" he gasped. He
was trembling with excitement and
suppressed eagerness for the fray
"Yes," I shouted above the roar
about me. "I want to buy Omega."
He gave a lock that might have
been a warning, if I could have read
it; but it was gone with a shrug as
though he would say, "Well, it's no
business of mine."
"How much?" he asked. "Wait!"
He started away at a scream from
the front, but returned in a moment.
He had bought or sold something, but
I had not the least idea what it was.
or which he had done.
"It's coming!" he yelled in my ear.
The gong rang. There was a con
fused cry from the man at the big
desk. And pandemonium let loose.
"Omega opens at sixty-five." shouted
"Bid sixty." 1 shouted in reply, "but
get all you can, even if you have to
pay sixty-five."
Eppner gave a bellow, and skated
into a group of fat men, gesticulating
violently. The roar increased, if such
a th!ng were possible.
In a minute Epriier was back, pers
piring, a-jd I fancied a trifle worried.
"They're dropping it on me." he
gasped in my ear. "Five hundred at
sixty-two and one thousand at sixty.
Small lots coming fast and big ones
on the way."
"Good! Bid fifty-five, and then fifty,
but get them."
With a roar he rushed into the
midst of a whirling thrcng. I saw
twenty brokers about him, shouting
and threatening. One in his eagerness
jumped upon the shoulders of a fat
man in front of him, and shook a
paper under his nose.
I could make out nothing of what
was going on, except that the excite
ment was tremendous.
Twice Eppner reported to me. The
stock was being hammered down
down stroke by stroke. There wan
a rush to sell. Fifty-five fifty-three
fifty, came the price then by leaps
to forty-five and forty. It was a panic.
At last the gong sounded, and tho
scene was over.
Eppner reported at the end of the
call. He had bought for me twelve
thousand five hundred shares, over
ten thousand of them below fifty. The
total was frightful. There was half
a million dollars to pay when the time
for settlement came. It was folly to
suppose that my credit at the Nevada
was of this size. But I put a bold face
on it, gave a check for the figure that
Eppner named, and rose.
"Any more orders?" he asked.
"Not till afternoon."
As I passed into the street I was as
tonished at the swift transformation
that had come over it. The block
about the Exchange was crowded with
a tossing throng, hundreds upon hun
dreds pushing toward its fateful doors.
But where cheerfulness and hope had
ruled, fear and gloom now vibrated In
electric waves before me. The faces
turned to the pitiless, polished granite
front of the great gambling-hall were
white and drawn, and on them sat
Ruin and Despair.
his week-ends at a house in the coun
try, the spring on the Riviera, the
autumn in Scotland or the Mediter
ranean? London is to him only an in
cident with boundaries probably
smaller even than those which 1 have
The real Londoners are those who
would not consider life worth living
anywhere else. The real London is
the small space wherein are to be
found the interests which fill their
lives. Hundreds of thousands of sub
urbans have never seen a picture in
London, never been to the opera or
the play, could not tell St. Paul's from
the Abbey or distinguish between St
James and Grosvenor Square. Per
contra, few real Londoners know any
thing about the regions on the fringe
The immensity of London is the
constant subject of bewildered com
ment. It is the littleness of London
which astonishes me. London World.
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Fair Peace is winning her way into
the hearts of the world powers slow
ly but surely, so that the probability
of Grim War breaking forth in one
of his wild tantrums is growing less
and less likely, and yet there is al
ways the possibility that the giant will
awake and it is the rart of wisdom,
so the nations feel, to learn the war
game during the reign of the afore
said fair Peace. This is particularly
true of the European powers, but
while the military establishment of the
United States is insignificant as com-
rared with these of her neighbors across
the Atlantic, there is the same pur
pose and ambition to practice the arts
of war and to work out the prob
lems which .would be met with in the
case of actual conflict
This strife for military and naval
efficiency has developed an elaborate
scheme of summer campaigning so
lhat the army of the east and the
army of the west, together with the
coast defenses and the navy, are kept
busy in field operations and naval
maneuvers as they aru at no other
time of the year.
Interest in this war game centers in
the east, because there not only the
soldiers, but the navy and the coast
defenses enter into the spectacular
display, which will continue through
June and well into July. Hostile fleets
will sail through the lower bay at
New York. Troops will go tramping
through the streets or across the fields
to defend the fortifications. Real
shells ranging from G to 12 inches,
driven by full charges of powder, just
as if war were in full progress and
New York were being assailed by a
great fleet of battleships, will screech
through the air and plow the waters
of the harbor.
There are doubtless persons who
will wonder why shells of such gigan
tic proportions should be distributed
over the waters of the lower bay, the
gateway of half of the foreign com
merce of a nation of SO.000,000 people.
"Can't this practice at shooting be
done where there is less danger of
doing damage?" perhaps the thought
less will ask. An army officer, if he
thought himself privileged to talk,
would reply that New York would be
one of the choice pickings of war and
that it is essential to have practice in
the manipulation of the engines for
protecting the city if it is to be pro
tected properly.
The noise accompanying this dis
play of military energy may lead same
persons to think that Staten Island
s the center of a war, but in reality
t will be only a local evidence of what
s likely to be the most important, be
:ause most practical, military practice
ver held in this country. One million
lollars having been appropriated for
the purpose, coast defense drills by
the regular army and the coast de
fense regiments of the state militia to be conducted on all the coasts
f the United States, and in all the
military departments there are to be
camps of instruction, at which the
state militia and national infantry and
cavalry will work out together practi
cal military problems.
In the coast defense work in
the fortifications there will be not
only firing at targets and practice in
i detecting at night the approach of an
A New Explosive.
Interest is being evinced by quarry
owners and others who have to resort
to blasting operations in the new ex
plosive that has recently been placed
on the market. The recommendatory
j advantage of the compound is that it
" will only explode by detonation, there
by rendering it perfectly safe to
handle under all conditions. In the
' preliminary tests at a quarry recently,
although it readily exploded when
detonated, hammering and other sim
ilar efforts failed to explode the mass.
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enemy's fleet as personated by a few
government tugs, but the solving of
such problems as this:
"The enemy has lauded a force of
50.0D0 men at Long Branch with the
intention of approaching the fortifica
tions of New York in the rear and
cutting them off."
This will set the officers in com
mand to studying methods of project
ing the fortifications. They will issue
orders, and the troops will take the
positions they would occupy in real
war. The practicing ofucers and
troops will be expected actually to de
fend the lort and fire the guns if the
enemy is met. The solutions of the
various problems in all their details
will be placed on file at the various
lortilications lor the use of the defend
ers in case of actual war. It is ex
pected that in course of time every
possible way in which the tortifica
tions cau be attacked and detended
by different sized forces will be ac
tually worxed out in this way, ready
for use in case of an emergency
It is a busy time with the depart
ment of the east, for the burning of
powder at Forts Wadsworth and Ham
ilton will bo a modest part of the war
like operations which will be carried
on under the direction of Alaj. Gen.
Grant, commander of the department.
There will be similar operations at the
tortitications about Baltimore, at both
ends of Long Island sound, along the (
shores of Nartagansett bay and about
Boston harbor. There will also be a
camp of instruction at Pine Plains, a i
level stretch of land bordering on the r
curving reaches of the Black river .it '
Felt's Mills, about nine miles from
VVatertown, N. Y., including the so
lution of problems which the popular
mind, untrsmmeled with technicali
ties of a military or any other nature,
delights to style sham battles.
Altogether there will be about 20.000
men engaged. Of these about 11,500
will discover the taste of the dust of
Pine Plains, while the remainder will
be learning how lo protect their ear
drums in the fortifications. A large
proportion of these trcops will be
militia from the states of Maryland, ,
New Jeisey, Pennsylvania, New York, I
Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachu
setts, Nev Hampshire and Vermont,
there being less than 3.00J regulars at
Pine Plains.
Gen. Grant, who is to command the
troops at the camp of instruction in ,
person, when asked what he hoped to j
learn from the work, said
"I am the teacher, so you could i
hardly expect that I would learn any
thing from the problems themselves.
I hope to get better acquainted with i
both the regulars and the state troops,
the personnel and the personal equa- ,
tion. I expect to learn what the dif
ferent officers can do best. The val
ue of this is that in casa of need I
would know how to assign the officers
and troors."
"The state militia as a whole is
more effective now than four years
ago. The improvement has been great-
er in some states tfcan in others This
.s due to the greater interest mani
fested in some states. There is an Li- '
creasing interest in all the states aad a
very great interest in many of them.
There is more hard work being done ;
from a military point of view.
while It remained inert when a hot
iron was plunged therein or when gun
powder was fired on it. Moreover, fric
tion failed to produce any evil results.
Under these circumstances It i3 be
coming widely adoptel for excavating
stone by blasting, for which it ar- I
pears to ba eminently adapted, espe- j Name given by Postum Co., Battle
cially as explosion 13 not accom- I Creek, Mich. Read "The Road to Well
ranieJ by the emission of poisonous j villss," in pkgs.
fiiTres, while it can also be more t Ever read the above letter? A new
chcai ly produced than the majority of one appears frem time to time. They
u.l iujvl- ugeuu, in ttueriu use tor
such work,
One of the
f the happy homes of to-day is vast
f uad of iaf orsaatioa aa to the best vsthods
of promoting health and happiness and
right liviag aad knowledge of tho world'
best products.
Products of actual exceOeaee and
reaioaable claims truthfully presented
aad which have attained to world-wide
accept tase through the approval of the
Well-informed of the World; not of indi
viduals only, but of the many who have
the happy faculty of selecting and obtain
ing the best the world affords.
One of the products of that class, of
known component parts, aa Ethical
remedy, approved by physicians and com
mended by the Wcll-Informod of the
World as a valuable and wholesome family
laxative is the well-known Syrup of Figs
and Elixir of Senna. To get its beneficial
effects always buy the genuine, manu
factured by the California Fig Syrup Co.,
only, and for sale by all leading druggists.
Deportment of Colored Gentleman a
Matter of Admiration.
Little Elsie, who had recently re
turned from a visit to Washington,
was describing to her companion some
the wonderful things she had ob-
,-ed in the Capitol City.
'One evening." said she. breathless-
'rapa took me to have supper at
rand hotel where the dining roorr.
awfully big. and at the tables
around us sat great senators and ren
reprcsentatives with their wives, all
drinking champagne!"
"I suppose the manners of they,
great persons were perfect?" ventufod
1 her companion, with widened eyes.
"Yes." returned Elsie. "But." she
added, with a sudden burst of enthusi
asm, "the deportment of the colored
gentlemen who served the wine was
perfectly beautiful!"
No Night's Rsst for a Year and LFmU
of His Endurance Seemed Near
Owes Recovery to Cuticura.
"My son Clyde was almost com
pletely covered with eczema. Physi
cians treated him for nearly a year
without helping him aDy. His head,
face, and neck were covered with large
scab3 which he would rub until they
fell off. Then b!ood and matter would
run out and that would be worse.
Friends coming to see him said that if
ho got well he would be disfigured for
life. When it seemed as if he could
possibly stand it no longer, I used
some Cuticura Soap, Cuticura Oint
ment, and Cuticura Resolvent. That
was the first night for nearly a year
that he slept In the morning there
was a great change for the better, in
about six weeks he was perfoctly well.
Our leading physician recommends
Cuticura for eczema, Mrs. Algj
Cockburn, Shiloh, O., June 11, 1907."
The Minister You kept beautifully
still while I was preaching, Willie.
Did you like the sermon?
Kid No, fair; but rapa said he'd
spank me good and plenty if I woke
him up.
He Had Broken Something.
Mrs. Wilson had a young Japanese
servant who had a habit of trying
to oonceal from his mistress any
breakage of dishes of which he
chanced to be guilty. The good lady
explained that it was wicked to de
ceive, and directed the Japanese to
tell her whenever he broke anything.
The boy promised to do as she ad
vised. One day. while Mrs. Wilson
was entertaining some friends In the
parlor, the Japanese suddenly ap
peared in the doorway. His teeth
were bared in a childlike smile, and
his eyes sparkled with the light of con
scious virtue:
Meesa Wirson. you ter-ra me. when
break someslng to ter-ra you. I break
my pants!" Success Magazine.
Grape-Nuts a
No chemist's analysis of Grape-Nuts
can begin to show the real value of
the food the practical value as shown
by personal experience.
It Is a food that is perfectly bal
anced, supplies the needed elements
of brain and nerves in all stages of
life from the infant, through tho stren
uous times of active middle life, and
Is a comfort and support in old age.
"For two years I have used Grape
Nuts with milk and a Kttle cream, for
breakfast. 1 ail comfortably hungry
for my dinner at noon.
"I use little rreat. plnty of vege
tables and fruit in seaeon. for the
noon meal, and ir tired at tea time,
take Grape-Nuts alone and feel perfect
ly nourished.
"Nerve and brain power, and mem
ory are much Improved since using
Grape-Nuts. I am over sixty and weigh
153 lbs. My son and husband seeing
how I have improved, are now using
"My son. who is a traveling man,
eats nothing for breakfast but Grape
Nuts and a glass or milk. An aunt,
over 70, seems fully nourished on
Grape-Nuts aad cream." "Tho' n
",c yc.iuinc, irui. and full of human
in ifi rest.
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