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MEMORIES OF CHILDHOOD.
LAST VOYAGE OF T
LIKES HAWAIIAN PRINCESS
The story opns with the Introduction
of Jolin hyphens, adventuror. a Masia
chii5etts man marooned by authorities at
Valparaiso. Chile. Being interested in
mining operations In Bolivia, he was de
nounced by Chile as an Insurrectionist
"i"i as a consequence was hiding. At his
hotel his attention waa attracted by an
Knglishman and a young woman.
Stephens rescued the young woman from
a drunken officer. He was thanked by
her. Admiral of the Peruvian navy con
fronted Stephens, told him that war had
Wen declared between Chile and Peru
nd offered him the office of captain. He
desired that that night the Esmeralda, a
Chilean vessel, should be captured.
Stephens accepted the commission.
Stephens met a motley crew, to which he
was assigned. He gave them final In
structions. They boarded the vessel. They
successfully captured the vessel supposed
to be the Esmeralda, through strategy.
Capu Stephens gave directions for the de
parture of the craft. He entered the cab
in and discovered the English woman
and her maid. Stephens quickly learned
the wrong vessel hnd been captured.
Jt was Lord Darlington's private yacht,
the lord's wife and maid being aboard.
He explained the situation to her lady
ship Then First Mate Tuttle laid bare
the plot, saying that the Sea Queen had
ben taken In order to go to the Antarc
tic circle. Tuttle explained that on a
former voyage he hail learned that the
Honna Isabel was lost in 1753. He had
found it frozen In a huge case of ice
on an Island and contained much gold.
Stephens consented to be the captain
of the expedition. He told I-ady
Darlington. She was greatly alarmed,
hut expressed confidence In him. The
Sea Que.-n encountered a vessel in the
fog. Stephens attempted to communicate.
Tliis cau.-ed a fierce struggle and he was
overcome Tuttle finally squaring the sit
uation. Then the Sea Queen headed south
again. I'nder Tuttle's guidance the ves
sel made progress toward its goal.
De Nova, the mate, told Stephens that he
believed Tuttle. now acting as skipper,
insane because of his queer actions
Stephen"; was awakened bv crashing if
glass. He saw Tuttle in the grip of a
spasm of religious mania and overcame
him. The sailor upon regaining his senses
was taken 111. Tuttle committed suicide
by shooting. Upon vote of the crew
Stephens assumed the leadership and the
men decided to continue the treasure
hunt, the Islands being supposed to b
onlv TOO miles distant Tuttle was buried
In the sea. Iady Darlington pronouncing
the service. Stephens awaking from
sleep saw the ghost, supposed to have
formed the basis for Tuttle's religious
mania. T'pon advice of Laily Darlington.
Stephens started to probe the ghost.
He came upon I.lent. Sanchez, the drunk
en officer he had humbled in Chile. He
found that at Sanchez inspiration. En
gineer McKnlght played "ghost" to scare
the men Into giving up the quest. Steph
ens announced that the Sea Queen was at
the spot where Tuttle's quest was sun-
posed to be. The crew was anxious to go
on In further search. De Nova and Steph
ens conquered tliom In a fist fight. Iidy
Darlington thanked him. The Sea Queen
started northward. She was wri'cked in a
fog. Stephens. De Nova. Lady Darlington
and her maid being among those to set
out in a life boat. Ten were rescued.
Stephens saw only one chance In a tnou
nand for life. Lady Darlington confessed
her love to Stephens and he did likewise.
Lady Darlington told her life story: how
she had been bartered for a title, her
yearnins for absent love. She revealed
herself as the school chum of Stephens'
sister. She expressed a wish to die in the
sea rather thHn face her former friends
and go bnck to the old life. A ship was
sighted. The craft proved to be a derelict.
They boarded her. She was frozen tight
with hundreds of years of Ice. The ves
sel was the Donna Isabel. lest In lo3, 125
years previous. The frozen bodies of the
foriner crew were removed. They read
the log of the Isabel, which told how
the Spaniards had died from cold, one by
one. Lady Darlington sang to prevent the
men from becoming moody. The crew
commenced the hunt for treasure. They
found the iron chest, said to contain a
part of 3.0fi0.fi00 pesos, firmly imbedded In
Ice. Iidy Darlington expressed the belief
that it would never benefit the men. for
she said the Donna Isabel would never
reach port. The men got a lust for gold.
Stephens quelled It by whipping one. The
Donna Isabel showed Indications of sink
ing. They prepared to depart with what
treasure had been found
CHAPTER XXVIII. Continued.
The negro Colo acted as though he
had lost his mind, entirely, and after
studying him awhile I concluded to
let him do as he pleased. He ate
breakfast with the rest of us, hut with
out speaking, and afterward, when we
left the table, picked up the cleaver
and made directly for the lazarette. I
called to him, but he merely rolled his
eyes up at me from the blackness he
low and disappeared, the icy water
slushing underfoot. We soon heard
him vigorously slashing away at the
Ice. muttering constantly to himself.
I went part way down the ladder, with
a candle in my hand, whence I could
see him toiling away at the end of the
hole the men had excavated In the
Ice. though he paid no attention to my
call. The water was fully six inches
deep over the lazarette deck, splash
ing back and forth as the vessel
rolled, and I could see drops of, sea
water squeezing in through the sides
of her and dripping steadily down.
There was nothing to do but leave the
fellow alone, so after telling Dade to
look down the ladder once in a while
and keep an eye on him I joined the
others on deck.
"Gone clear nutty," commented Mc
Knight. tapping his head. "The very
sight o' them yellow boys was too
much for him."
"I only hope it wasn't my blow." I
"Blow hell! Why, that crack never
hurt his skull, Mr. Stephens. The
fellow was plumb crazy as soon as the
box was open. He never thought there
was so much money in the world.
Why. you ought to 'a heard him tell
of the junk he was goin to buy when
he got his share back to the States.
Oh. he'll come out of his dream all
right if we o.ily let him alone for a
day or so."
So we left him down there alone,
pegging away in the da?k. He came
up. however, at the call for dinner, j
"-. "-v. v....! jh uiuui-i,
ting away heartily without uttering j
word and going bak to his solitary !
labor, raying not the slightest heed
to any of us. When night came I com
pelled him to remove his icy trousers
and boots and lie down in one of the
bunks. When I looked in a few min
utes later he was sound asleep.
That the wreck was slowly settling
down under us was beyond doubt, and
laden with ice as she was the sodden
hull would probably drop at last like a
stone. The thickening sky to the south
ward made me exceedingly anxious;
and just before dark we talked the
conditions ever together, each man
having his say. The decision was to
remain on board, all alike believing
the Donna Isabel would keep afloat
With All My Strength I Flung Myself
several days yet. unless the weather
became serious. Everything was made
ready, however, for a hasty escape,
and a deck-watch set.
Doris passed the greater part of my
watch on deck with me. and as Kelly
was on the poop we were the nearest
to being alone together we had ever
been. It was an exceedingly dark
night, but still an awful sense of lone
liness brooding over- the black waters,
the canvas forward flapping mourn
fully, the huge rudder continually
creaking to the slap of the waves, and
a faint gurgle of water sounding from
below. The dreariness of It affected
Ua bolh. in spHc of an effort at cheer
fulness; besides, we had little to talk
about except our perilous situation.
Yet there was an acute pleasure in
thus being together, and so she lin
gered on beside nie, her eyes wander
ing from my face out into the gloom,
much of the time silent, yet content
Finally, after urging her to go in out
of the chill, I took a turn forward,
even clambering up the Ice hummock
to the fore peak, and testing the rise
of water with a measuring rod. As I
returned aft, where Kelly was slap
ping himself to keep warm, a light
naky snow began falling and soon
powdered the decks.
I did not undress, but flung myself
on the couch in the main cabin after
replenishing the fire, and lay there
some time, staring up at the smoky
deck-beams, listening to the slush of
water in the lazarette, half-frightened
by the soddenness of the hulk's roll
ing. Yet my conviction that she would
keep afloat for hours yet finally lulled
me to sleep.
De Xova woke me with a fierce grip
on the shoulder, and I started up, no
ting the gray dawn on the front win
dows, and reading the truth in his
face before he uttered a word.
"Is she going?"
"Oul. Oui; by gar. she sink quick!"
"Call all hands; get the boat clear
and ready to 8wing. I'll bring the
The men were tumbling out as I
pounded on the after stateroom door.
A glance through the stern-ports
brought my heart into my throat, the
crests of the pursuing' waves were so
close. Knowing that both women
would be fully dressed. I flung open
the door and began hastily gathering
up their belongings. Within a brief
minute we were outside on the deck.
A single glance told us there was no
time to waste. The sea ran somewhat
heavier, yet with a regular swell, the
Donna Isabel reeling and staggering
like a drunken man. The vessel had
sunk so deeply that her main-chains
dipped, while her list p Tmit'ed the wa
ter free entrance through the gap in
the port bulwarks, and flooded the
deck. There was a desperation to her
mad wallowing which made me think
each plenge would prove her last. I '
swung Doris into the s:em of the long
boat, bidding her hold tight.
"Now jump, men lively, or she'll
go down under r.s! De Xova. Jolm-
si n. tumble in and handle the ropes:
m u, iiiiuu.tr in aim iiauuie ine n
S-mchez. fend off, and hae an
ready. Now, then, tail on the re
you. and let her go easy, there, easy!
Slide down the line everybody, and
cast off oars, men, oars, or she'll
The dip of the chains missed us by
the barest inch; then we swun clear,
tossed high on the creamy crest of a
huge roller, which enabled us to look
straight down on the sloping deck.
"Is every one here?" I asked.
"All but Jem Cole, sir."
"Cole, where is be?"
It was Johnson who answered.
"Weil, all I know about it Is, I
hauled him out o the bunk, and shook
him wide awake. Then I left him to
go out and rout out Kelly. That's the
I w-?rwAm i
Forth Straight Out Into the Sea.
last I saw of him, sir, but It's a sure
thing he ain't here."
De Nova had hold of the tiller, and
I sprang forward, pushing past San
chez, who was In the bow.
"Lay her nose close in where I can
jump for the chains," I ordered sharp
ly. "We can't leave Cole behind to
It was a bit of a ticklish job the way
the sea was running, and that lumping
wreck sagging under, but the mate
knew his trade, and, as the boat rose
high on the swell. I leaped and hung
on, my feet dangling in the froth. As
the sodden hull swung reeling over I
clambered up, and dropped to the
deck. The missing negro was nowhere
in sight. I leaned over, staring down
at the bobbing boat being hurled back
by the rebound of the surge, yet see
ing only the white face of Dorla up
turned appealingly toward me.
"Pull out. boys; strong, now! Give
her plenty of room so she won't suck
you down when she drops. I've got
to try the cabin."
I got aft that far. I even got fair
ly within the door, and my ears caught
the dull, muffled sounds of blows be
tween decks. My God! the fellow had
actually gone back into that icy hold
to dig for gold! As I stood there, trem
bling, wondering if I could dare the
passage, I felt a sudden quiver of the
deck, heard a sharp, ripping sound
forward, a yell of mingled voices, and
turned and ran for the rail. With all
my strength I flung myself forth
straight out into the gray sea. I went
down, down, down, feeling as if the
very life was being sucked out of me.
every muscle paralyzed by the icy
coldness of the water. As I came up.
gasping, struggling, scarce able to
move a cramped limb, the suction
caught me. dragging me back and
down again. I battled against It like
a madman, every Instant an agony;
and then, all at once, I found the crest
and breathed in the welcome air. my
stiffened limbs moving mechanically.
my brain throbbing with pain. I could I
see nothing until a huge roller flung
me upward, buffeting my face with icy
spray, and there, below in the hollow,
tossed the long-boat, every pallid face
siaring up at me. I saw them fran
tically back water, as the great surge
hurled me down headlong. I was be
side them: they clutched at me and
missed. The stern, swung suddenly
about by the blow of the sea, loomed
over me. and then my fingers gripped
a dripping oar-blade. God knows how
I ever clung to it. wrenched by that
sea how the strength remained in
my numbed hands: but some one
twisted a hoathook in the collar of my
jacket, and so they hauled me. drip
ping and hnlf-cfiiscinus. over the gun
wale. I saw Doris. I looked into her
eyis. I ftlt her bare hands on my
wet cheek. I think it was the simnle
touch of her that gave me back life
Judgment of Human Nature
But Gne Infallible Way by Which
Tect Can Be Made, According
to One Writer.
Some rople claim to make a study
of human nature. They will tell you
ihey can read character at sight
know faces and what they index. Let
us grant all this to be so maybe they
can. Then again, maybe they can't
they only think they can. Faces don't
alw.tys tell the whole story. Behind
the frown and the knitted brow may
lurk a big heart and a soul full of
healing humor. Behind the easy smile
may skulk the worst old wolf of a
temper you ever saw. Often yon will
face a face so closed up you wouldn't
ask it for a cent, itching to subscribe j
and comprehension of my condition. I
endeavored weakly to lift my head,
fighting against the awful numbness
that held me prostrate. Everything
seemed a dream, yet in that dream I
heard De Nova's voice:
"Take him for'ard tare, dam' quick.
Strip re wet clothes off, or he freeze
dead. By gar, jump you, Kelly, an'
get blanket roun him!"
I hardly know what they did. for I
scarcely retained sufficient life to re
alize that I was still alive; but, when
I was fairly warm beneath a pile of
blankets. I saw Doris sitting where
she could look down into my face,
and the men busy stepping the mast
and getting up sail. I pushed my
hand out from under the covers and
"Don't cry. little girl." I whispered
tenderly; "it Is all right now."
She bent down, her cheek pressed
against mine, unable to speak.
"Did did the Donna Isabel go
down?" I asked, after a moment's si
lence. "Yes. and and It nearly caught us."
her voice sobbing, as the memory of
it all came back. "I I saw you jump,
and then there was nothing nothing
but the sea. Oh! how did God ever
save you ever bring you back to
I could only press her hand under
the warmth of the blankets, still feel
ing it difficult to breathe.
"Did did you see Cole?" she ques
tioned at last, more calmly.
"No, but I heard him; he was down
in the lazarette, chopping at the ice,
I felt her shiver; then she lifted her
head, looking forth over the sea,"2
"To the very end the dead are
doomed to guard that gold," she said
soberly. "I wish we had none of it
aboard." I lay watching the delicate
profile of her face, happy, yet with a
little of foreboding.
"Lift me up a little, dear, until I
can look about"
She did so with much gentleness,
and I leaned against the gunwale. It
was a raw, cloudy morning, sea and
sky the same dull, dreary expanse of
gray, with nothing anywhere to re
lieve the awful loneliness of water on
which we tossed. Our eyes met and
our handclasp tightened.
In Which We Fight Death.
I remember distinctly enough the
first six days of that boat voyage; it
seems as if every detail was burned
upon my brain with fire. I see the
faces of the men constantly becoming
more haggard and hopeless as they
stared, dull-eyed and aimlessly, oat
over the endless waste of water to the
dun sky. We were so tired of it; It
had grown so hateful in its pitiless
vacancy. Us dull, dreary void. It
seemed to me that with every re
curring dawn those within the boat
appeared older, grayer, more deeply
lined; their exposed flesh caked more
heavily with the salt spray; their
limbs cramped from confinement and
cold; their eyes lusterless and heavy
with despair. They conversed with
some effort at cheerfulness at first,
figuring on the speed with which wo
sailed, dividing up the treasure, count
ing the gold pieces, and speculating
upon their probable value. But de
pression followed swiftly as day
merged into day, with only that samo
desert of tumbling waters stretching
about us, that same wild sky over
head. Finally the growling voices
ceased entirely, the fellows becoming
moody and sullen, scarcely answering
even when addressed.
TO BE CONTINUED.)
"Say." said the farmer, who was un
loading potatoes at the grocery, "do
you believe that story about little
George Washington and the hatchet
and the cherry tree?"
"Don't ask me." laughed the grocer.
"Well. I think It Is probably true.
I've got a boy ten years old at home,
and after he had teased me for a year
or so I nought him a boy's ax."
"And did he cut down your favorite
"He did a heap better than that
He cut down most of the apple or
"And did he tell a lie about it?"
"Nope. Owned up like a little
".And. like Washington, you praised
"fnlike Washington. I didn't do
any such blamed thing. I gave him
a hilling on the spot, and have licked
him once a day since and am going
to keep it up until he is twenty-five
heavily to your half-dozen benevolent
schemes in your Inside pocket Then
again a face so bland you think you
cculd say "Brlckelbrlt" to It. and see
it cough up specie, like the donkey in
the fairy tale, will cough up nothing.
A man tells me that to study human
nature In the wood you need to be
a person of little influence, and to go
around with a subscription paper for
some religious or charitable object
Then you find out Because you have
no personal influence the cause looks
the giver (or tho non-giver) right
smack in the face, and the nature of
the perron concerned will be as evi
dent as an open-faced watch. Whether
much, little or nothing be given mat
ters liitle, but the spirit matters a
whole lot so the informant tells as.
Washington Society Finds Delegate's
Wife Rapidly Adapts Herself to
Washington. One of the most
striking figures In Washington official
life is "Princess" Kalanianaole. wife
of the delegate from Hawaii. Since
the election of "Prince Cupid." as he
is popularly known, to congress, ten
years ago, he and bis wife have es
tablished a reputation for hospitality
and have made a urge circle of
"Princess" Kalanianaole. to give
her the Hawaiian title, never falls tc
attract much attention at social func
lions. She Is a fine type of Hawaiian
womanhood and dresses sumptuously
In the brilliant colors of which ber
countrymen are so fond. She Is un
usually tall and carries herself in the
iJV A &ica ilin'A
regal manner which is characteristic
of her people. Princess Kalanianaole
is fond of society and has readily
adapted herself to Washington social
Before her marriage to the scion of
Hawaiian royalty Princess Kalanianole
waa Elizabeth Kahanu Kaauwai,
daughter of a native chief of the Is
land of Maui. Her marriage to
"Prince Cupid." October 8. 1896, was
the occasion o great rejoicing
throughout the Islands. Princess
Kalanianaole was educated in English
schools and took a finishing course in
France. She Is a thorough linguist.
an artist of no small ability and an
especially fine musician. She baa
been largely Instrumental In creating
a vogue for Hawaiian music
The native instrument of Hawaii, a
variety of guitar which lends Itself
readily to Kanaka folk music. Is fre
quently heard In the drawing room of
the fine residences In Massachusetts
avenue maintained by the Kalan
ianaolcs. Former Queen Lillluokalanl
of Hawaii, the aunt of "Prince Cupid."
is a much feted guest when she comes
to visit her young relatives.
Princess Kalanianaole has a fine
collection of native Jewelry and
curios. Among them Is the war hel
met of the national hero. Kalakaua 1.
Some bits of pottery which she pos
sesses are of untold antiquity and are
highly valued by collectors. The
"bofuka." the native dress of the
Hawaiian women, is shown In great
variety in a collection made by Prin
cess Kalanianaole. The garment is a
sort of sublimated motber-hubbard
and is often made of costly fabrics
and even ornamented by precious
stones The princess possesses, by
4 he way, some of the finest Jewelry
HEADS ILLINOIS PHYSICIANS
Dr. Alfred Cleveland Cotton of Chi
cago Elected President of State
Chicago. Dr. Alfred Cleveland Cot
ton, recently elected president of the
Illinois State Medical association, has
been In practise In Chicago for thirty
two years. For the last three years
he has been superintendent of the
Jackson Park sanitarium for babies,
and for eighteen years he has been
physician of the Presbyterian bospl-
tal. In which Institution he is also pro-
fessor of pediatrics. Dr. Cotton was
bora In Griggsville. Pike county. III..
in 184. and was graduated from Rush
Medical college in 18.S. In the civil
war he was a drummer in Comnanv
F. One Hundred and Thirty-seventh
Illinois .unteer Infantry. He form
eriy was city physician, in charge cf
Chicks in Snake.
Long Beach, Cal. Three little
chicks belonging to W. II. McGracken,
the other day pecked their way into
the world after an unusual experience.
For 13 days the mother hen had been
busily attending to her sitting duties
when a hungry snake drove her from
the nest and gorged Itself with three
The snake lingered about the prem
ises and McCrackcn shot It Wonder
ing at its odd proportions, he per
formed an operation and found the
eggs. They wore placed back under
the hen. and at the end of the regula
tion time were batched.
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Finds Campus Corner.
Robert Harvey, state surveyor, has
found the initial corner of the campus
of the Peru state normal school after
a search of many weeks which led him
through many experiences that might
have caused a Sherlock Holmes to
give up in despair. By his own efforts
and the aid of many old settler who
remembered the marks made In the
60's, he found the stone that marked
the center of the section in which
the campus is located, but proved that
it was incorrectly placed. As all sur
reys have been based on this old sur
rey it will be taken as the correct one.
Mr. Harvey placed a dozen or more
new monuments at the different zig
zag corners of the campus and future
generations may find a history of the
survey chiseled on brick under ce
ment and wiih iron pipe and wooden
poles to mark the spots.
Lack of Water for Irrigation.
State Engineer E. C. Simpson, as
secretary of the state board of irriga
tion, has received many complaints
from western Nebraska from irriga
tors. Complaints are made that
claimants are using water to which
Dthers have prior rights. Informa
tion received indicates that the North
Platte river and all of the smaller
streams in the western part of the
state are almost dry. Lack of snow in
the mountains in Colorado and Wy
oming is given as the reason for lack
ot water in the Platte river. Usually
these rivers rise the latter part of
June from the melting snow.
Governor's At Home Days.
Much having been said about the
absence of Governor Shallenberger
from hi3 office. Private Secretary
Furse has looked up the record and
ands that Governor Sheldon was ab
sent from the state ninety-eight days
in two years, being an average of over
four days a month, and that Governor
Shallenberger was absent from the
state fcrty-eight days in eighteen
months, being an average of less than
three days a month. A record is kept of
the number of days the governor Is
libsent from the state, but no record
Is kept of the number of days he is
absent from the capital.
University Place Depot.
The railway commission which re
cently permitted a slight change in
the proposed location of the Rock Is
land depot at University Place has
approved plans and specifications for
the building. The plans approved call
for a structure 40x20 feet with a wait
ing room at one end and a freight
room at the other with a telegraph
and ticket office between the two
rooms. The work of construction will
soon be commenced.
Lincoln Not Free High School.
Because the Lincoln high school has
issued contracts with school districts
and requires a promise that non-resident
pupils will pay Si8 a year addi
tional to the 27 tuition allowed nnder
the free high school law. State Super
intendent E. C. Bishop has issued a
notice that he is under the necessity
of withdrawing from the Lincoln high
school recognition under the free high
tchool tuition law.
Appeal to Supreme Court.
J. E. Lichenstlger and Charles H.
Freadrlch. Uncoln retailers who were
found guilty in the court of Judge
Stewart with a violation of the pure
food law of Nebraska, were arraigned
and fined $10 each. The defendants
were charged with selling lard and
rottolene In cans not properly labeled
or branded. The fines were not paid
as an appeal had already been taken
to the supreme court.
The Direct Legislation league will
proceed with Its original plans for
securing the election of a direct legis
lation legislature this fall, now that
the special session is out of the ques
tion. President John H. Jlockett. Jr..
said: "The league from now on will
work to two ends. It will try to se
cure favorable pledges in all the party
platforms, and also from all the legis
lative candidates. The public inter
est in the question is shown to be
such that we cannot see how any
party convention can justly refuse a
chance to vote on the question, no
matter what the individual views of
party leaders may be on the merits of
the question. But the work will not
stop with the party platforms. For
the information of voters at the pri
maries the league will question candi
dates for the legislature. With the
voters informed In advance of the po
sition of candidates on this question
there should be no difficulty, in most
districts to secure the nomination on
all tickets of initiative and refcren-
Auditor Barton has registered
bonds in the amount of $G."0 for school
district Xo. 118, Cherry county. Cher-
- v countv Is noted for large school
.ji5tricts, but if there are anv larger
lnan ,,. one it has not vet d5s.
rovere.L The AUMct c'om.,rIs8sa
.t , , . , . . ..
, lZ - J"" V'K "
I iles square, has 2, children of school
VT J T ?'"?
R " a" th Dronert-v amounts to
, aC.-i.400. At the special election to
vote these bonds but 12 votes were
cast, all in f.ivor of tho bonds.
' CoaI for aI1 of the sfate institutions
aas oeen contracted for by the board
of Purchase ard supplies comprising
' 'Jovornor Shallenberger, Secretary or
' 3tate T,!nJt'n. Treasurer Brian, Land
( mnniisstnnrr Cowles and Attorney
General Thompson. The board uses
its discretion as to contracting for coal
for three months or a longer period.
It has been customary to contract for
the year's supply. This time the
ioard contracted for coal for one year
ilthough prices are about 25 cents a
ton higher than they were one year
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The hooster What! Torre
long-lost brother? Get out!
The Duck Sure I am! Boat yoa re
member when I tried to teach yoa ta
swim and you were afraid of the wa
ter? BOY TORTURED BY ECZEMA
"When my boy was six years old. ha
suffered terribly with eczema. Ha
could neither sit still nor lie quietly in
bed, for the Itching was dreadfuL Ha
would Irritate spots by scratching
with his nails and that only made
them worse. A doctor treated aba
and we tried almost everything, hut
the eczema seemed to spread. It
started In a small place on the lower
extremities and spread for two years
until It very nearly covered the back
part of his leg to the knee.
"Finally I got Cuticura Soap. Cstl
cura Ointment and Cuticura Pills and
gave them according to directions. I
used them in the morning and that
evening, before I put my boy to bed,
I used them again and the Improve
ment even In those few hours was sur
prising, the Inflammation seemed to
be so much less. I used two boxes of
Cuticura Ointment, the same of the
Pills and the Soap and my boy waa
cured. My eon Is now la his sev
enteenth year and he has never had,
a return of the eczema.
"I took care of a friend's child that
had eczema on Its face and limbs and
I used the Cuticura Soap and Ointment
They acted on the child just as they
did on my son and It has never re
turned. I would recommend the CutV
cura Remedies to anyone, Jfrs. A. J
Cochj-ajt, 823 Columbia Ave Phil
When Father Helped.
The fond father held the manu
script while his son practised the ora
"Shall we permit the ruthless haaa
of the hydra-headed tyrant," cried the
youth, -to to to well, what Is it?"
The father was wrestling with the
"Ob, yes," he muttered, "here It 1st
to desslcate.' Go on."
"It's desecrate," cried the boy. In
dignantly. "'Shall we permit the
ruthless hand of the hydra-headed
tyrant to desecrate the the the
why don't you prompt me?"
The father was staring hard at the
"The the poodle paddle poodle,
am of our liver ties," he stammered.
"It's the 'palladium of our liber
ties.'" roared the boy. "Gimme that
paper I'll say It meself."
And he stalked away angrily.
Protest cf a Shipper.
"It wanted to increase the freight
rates," he complained.
Thua the first transportation protest
He who commits Injustice Is evet
made more wretched than he wha
suffers It Plato.
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CbaMJpAUoB It tb cmnaaof mao? Ummm. CM
Ife mmm sad job sr ta dlMu. Bur !
Gunner They say since Coggwood
bought bis new automobile he has rua
Into wealth. Guyer Yes, he ran Inte
a 400 pound hog the other day.
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It's the things we don't get that
we should sometimes be most thank
Many who used to raoke lOe eigais
sow buy Lewis' Single Binder straight 5c
Don't throw kisses, my boy; deliver
them In person.
The best medicine to safe
guard your health is the
Bitters. Its merit has
been thoroughly proven
during the past 57 years.
Try a bottle for Poor Ap
petite, Gas on Stomach,
Cramps and Diarrhoea.
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