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r.iwTonce niakeley. lawyer, goes to
fittsijurs with the forged notes In the
i:rit!yitn rate l i;et the deposition of
John Gilmorv. rnillionuire. In the latter's
noux he is attracted by the picture of
v sirl whom Gtlmoro explains is hla
cnuiddnuKht-r. Alison WVst. Jle says
her father is a rascal and a friend of
he former. A lady requests Blakrley to
:uv iter a Pullman tick.M. He Rives her
Iowit eleven and retains lower ten. He
'itids a man in a drunken stupor in lower
!en and proo to bed in lower nine. He
'twakens in lnwer seven and finds that
in laK :tnd clothes an missing. Tl
man in !ow-r ten is found murdered. His
name. It develops, is Simon Harrington.
The jimn who disappeared with Blake
'""'s elothrs is suspected. Rlakeley h---nis
intT-sted In a sirl in blue. Cir
t iit!i-.t.-tml;i1 evidence places Itlakeley un-d-.r
suspicion of murder. Tlie tram Is
wrecked. Itlakeley ls rescued from tin
burniii? car by the girl In blu-. I lis arm
1 broken. Together they ko to the Car
ter farm for breakfast. The irl proves
to be Alison West, his partner's swi-et-heirt.
Alison's peculiar actions mystify
the lawyer. She drops her sold ban and
ISIakeley. unnoticed, puts it in his pocket.
IT returns hons- and learns from his
landlady of htrangc happeniiiKs.
CHAPTER XI Continued.
"Is she talking still? or asain?" he
nskod, just before the door closed.
There was a second's Indecision with
the knob, llin, judsins discretion the
bettor part. Mrs. Klopton went away.
"Now. then." McKnight said, set
tling himself in a chair beside the
bed, "spit it out. Not the wreck I
know all I want about that Hut the
th"ft. I can tell you beforehand that
it was a woman."
1 had crawled painfully out of bed.
and was in the act of pouring the es
rtoc down the pipe of the washstand.
I paused, with the glass in the air.
"A woman!" 1 repeated, startled.
"What niaks you think that?"
"You don't know the first principles
of a pood detective yarn." he said
scornfully. "Of course, it was the
woman in the empty house next door.
You said it was brass pipes, you will
remember. Well on with the dance;
let joy be tiiiconfined."
So I told the story; I had told it so
many limes that day that I did it au
tomatically. And I told about the pirl
with the bronze hair, and my suspic
ions. Hut I did not mention Alison
West. .McKnight listened to the end
without interruption. When I had
finished he drew a long breath.
"Well!" he said. "That's something
of a mess, isn't it? IT you can only
prove your mild and childlike dispo
sition, they couldn't hold you for the
murder which is a regular tentwent
th'rt criu.e. ar.yhow. Hut the notes
that's different. They are not burned,
anyhow. Your man wasn't on the
tram therefore, he wasn't in the
wreck. If ho didn't know what he was
taking, as you seem to think, he prob
ably reads the papers, and unless he
is a fathead, he's awake by this time
to what he's got. He'll try to sell
them to Hronson. probably."
"Or to us." I put in.
We said nothing for a few minutes.
McKnight smoked a cigarette and
stared at a photograph of Candida
over the mantel. Candida is the best
pony for a heavy mount in seven
"I didn't go to Richmond." he ob
served finally. The remark followed
my own thoughts so closely that I
started. "Miss West Is not home yet
from Seal Harbor."
Receiving no response, he lapsed
attain into thoughtful silence. Mrs.
Klopton oame in just as the clock
struck one, and made preparation for
th" night by putting a large gaudy
comfortable into an arm chair iu the
dressing room, with a smaller, stiff
backed chair for her feet. She was
wonderfully attired in a dressing gown
that was reminiscent, in parts, of all
the ones she had given me for a half
dozen Christmases, and she had a pur
ple veil wrapped around her head, to
hide heaven knows what deficiency.
She examined the empty egg-nog
glass, inquired what the evening paper
had said about the weather, and then
stalked Into the dressing room, and
preparmed. with much ostentatious
creaking, to sit up all night.
We fell silent again, while Mc
Knight traced a rough outline of the
berths on the white tablecover. and
puzzled it out slowly. It was some
thing like this:
12 10 8
II 9 7
"You think he changed the tags on
seven and nine, so that when you
went oacK to bed you thought you i
were crawling into nine, when it was j
really seven, eh?"
"Then toward morning, when every
body was asleep, your theory is that
he changed the numbers again and
left the train."
"I can't think of any thing else," I
"Jove, what a game of bridge that
fellow would play! It was like finess
ing an eight-spot and winning out.
They would scarcely have doubted
you had the tags been reversed In
the morning. He certainly left you in
a bad way. Not a jury in the country
would stand out against the stains,
the stiletto, and the murdered man's
pocket-book in your possession."
"Then you think Sullivan did it?" I
"Of course." said McKnight con
fidently. "Unless you did it in your
.sleep. Look at the stains on his pil
low, and the dirk stuck into it. And
didn't he have the man Harrington's
"But why did he go off without the
money?" I persisted. "And where
jloea the bronze-haired girl come in?"
"Search me." McKnight retorted flip-
pantly. "Inflammation of the Imagi
nation xm your part"
"Then there Is the piece of tele
gram. It said lower ten, car seven.
It's extremely likely that she had it.
That telegram was about me, Richey."
"I'm getting a headache," he said,
putting out his cigarette against the
sole of his shoe. "All I'm certain of
just now is that if there hadn't been
a wreck, by this time you'd be sitting
in an eight by ten cell, and feeling like
the rhyme for it."
"But listen to this," I contended, as
he picked up his hat. "this fellow Sul
livan is a fugitive, and he's a lot more
likely to make advances to Hronson
than to us. We could have the case
continued, release Hronson on bail
and set a watch on him."
'Not my watch." McKnight protest
ed "It's a family heirloom."
"You'd better go home," I said firm
ly. "Go home and go to bed. You're
sleepy. You can have Sullivan's red
necktie to dream over if you think It
will help any."
Mrs Klopton's voice came drowsily
from the uext room, punctuated by a
yawn. "Oh, I forgot to tell you." she
called with the suspicious lisp which
characterizes her at night, "somebody
called up about noon. Mr. Lawrence.
It was long distance, and he said he
would call again. The name was"
she yawned "Sullivan."
The Gold Bag.
I have always smiled at those cases
of spontaneous combustion which, like
fusing the component parts of a seid
lit7 powder, unite two people in a bub
bling ephermeral ecstasy. Hut sure
sureiy there is possible, with but a
single meeting, an attraction so great.
I Knew That
a community of mind and Interest so
strong, that between that first meet
ing and the next the bond may grow
Into something stronger. This is es
pecially true. I fancy, of people with
temperament, the modern substitute
for imagination. It is a nice ques
tion whether lovers begin to love
when they are together, or when they
Not that I followed any such line
of reasoning at the time. I would not
evn admit my folly to myself. Hut
during the restless hours of that first
night after the accident, when my
back ached with lying on it. and any
other position was torture', I found my
thoughts constantly going back to Ali
son West. I dropped into a doze, to
dream of touchiug her lingers again
tj comfort her. and awoke to find I
had patted a tcaspoonful of medicine
out of Mrs. Klopton's indignant hand.
What was it McKnight had said about
making an egregious ass of myself?
And that brought me back to Richey,
and I fancy I groaned. There is no
use expatiating on the fricrdship be
tween two men who have gone to
gether through college, have quar
reled and made it up. fussed together
over politics and debated creeds for
years; men don't need to be told, and
women cannot understand. Neverthe
less, I groaned. If it had been any
one but Rich!
Some things were mine, however,
and I would hold them: The halcyon
breakfast, the queer hat. the pebble in
her small shoe, the gold bag with the
broken chain the bagj Why, it was
in my pocket at that moment.
I got up painfully and found my
coat. Yes, there was the purse, bul
ging with an opulent suggestion of
wealth inside. 1 went back to bed
again, somewhat dizzy, between effort
and the touch of the trinket, so lately
hers. I held it up by its broken chain
and gloated over it. By careful atten
tion to orders. I ought to be out in a
day or so. Then I could return it to
her. I really ought to do that; it was
valuable, and I wouldn't care to trust
it to the mail. I could run down to
Richmond, and see her once there
was no disloyalty to Rich in that.
I had no intention of opening the
little bag. I put It under my pillow
which was my reason for refusing to
have the linen slips changed, to Mrs.
Klopton's dismay. And sometimes dur
ing the morning, while I lay under a
virgin field of white, ornamented with
strange flowers, my cigarettes hidden
beyond discovery, and Science and
Health on a table by my elbow, as If
by the merest accident, I slip my hand
under my pillow and touch it rev
erently. McKnight came In about 11. 1 heard
his car at the curb, followed almost
immediately by his slam at the front
door, and -his usual clamor on the
stairs. He had a bottle under his
arm, rightly surmising that I had been
forbidden stimulant, and a large box
of cigarettes in his pocket, suspecting
' Well," he said cheerfully. "How
did you sleep after keeping me up half
I slipped my hand around; the purse
wis well covered.
"Have it now. or wait till I get the
cork out?" he rattled on.
"I don't want anything." I protested
"T wish you wouldn't be so darned
cheerful, Richey." He stopped whit
tling to stare at me.
" '1 am saddest when I sing! " he
quoted unctuously. "It's pure reac
tion, Lollic. Yesterday the sky was
low; I was digging for my best friend.
To-day he lies before me. his peevish
self. Yesterday I thought the notes
were burned; to-day I look forward
to a good cross-country chase, and
with luck we will draw." His voice
changed suddenly. "Yesterday she
was in Seal Harbor. To-day she is
"Here in Washington?" I asked, as
naturally as I could.
"Yes. Going to stay a week or two."
"Oh. I had a little hen and she had a
And nearly every morning she used
to lay an egg "
"Will you stop that racket. Rich!
It's the real thing this time, I sup
pose?" "Well." he said Judicially, "since
you drag it from me, I think perhaps
it is. You you're such a confirmed
woman-hater that I hardly knew how
you would take It."
"Nothing of the sort." I denied testi
ly. "Recause a man reaches the age
of 30 without making maudlin love to
"I've taken to long country rides,"
he went on reflectively, without listea-
Bit of Chain.
ing to me, "and yesterday I ran over
a sheep; "nearly went into the ditch.
But there's a Providence that watches
over fools and lovers, and just now I
know darned well that I'm one. and I
have a sneaking idea I'm both."
"You are both," I said with disgust
"If you can be rational for one mo
ment, I wish you would tell me why
that man Sullivan called me over the
telephone yesterday morning."
"Probably hadn't yet discovered the
Hronson notes providing you held to
your theory that the theft was in
cidental to the murder. May have
wanted his own clothes again, or to
thank you for yours. Search me; I
can't think of anything else." The
doctor came in just then.
"Pretty good shape." heSsaid. "How
did you sleep?"
"Oh. occasionally." I replied. "I
would like to sit up. doctor."
"Nonsense. Take a rest while you
have an excuse for it. I wish to thun
Two Remarkable Aquatic Perform
ances That Have Aroused the
The aquatic feat performed by Jules
Gautier recently Is one of the most
remarkable on record. With hands
and feet manacled and his move
ments hampered by a rope attached
round his waist to a waterman's
skiff, he swam over the varsity boat
race course from Putney to Mortlake,
London, England., a distance of four
and a quarter miles. In an hour and
a half. He finished quite fresh and
clambered into a boat without assist
ance at the end of the swim.
It is not the first time, however.
that Gautier ha swum a long distance
der I could stay in bed for a aay or
so. I was up all night."
"Have a drink." McKnight aali.
pushing over the bottle.
"Twins!" The doctor grinned.
"Have two drinks."
But the medical man refused.
"I wouldn't even wear a champagne
colored necktie during business
hours," he explained. "By the way,
I had another case from your acci
dent, Mr. Blakeley, last yesterday aft
ernoon. Under the tongue, please."
He stuck a thermometer in my mouth.
I had a sudden terrible vision of the
amateur detective coming to light,
note-book, cheerful impertinence and
incriminating data. "A small man?"
I demanded, "gray hair"
"Keep your mouth closed." the doc
tor said peremptorily. "No. A wom
an, with a fractured skull. Beautiful
case. Van Kirk was up to his eyea
and sent for me. Hemorrhage, right
sided paralysis, irregular pupils all
the trimmings. Worked for two
"Did she recover?" McKnight put in.
He was examining the doctor with a
"She lifted her right arm before I
left," the doctor finished cheerily, "so
the operation was a success, even if
she should die."
"Good heavens," McKnight broke
in "and I thought you were Just an
ordinary mortal, like the rest of us!
Let me touch you for luck. Was she
"Yes, and young. Had a wealth of
bronze-colored hair. Upon my soul,
I hated to cut it."
McKnight and I exchanged glances.
"Do you know her name, doctor?" I
"No. The nurses said her clothes
came from a Pittsburg tailor."
"She Is not conscious, I suppose?"
"No: she may be to-morrow or In
He looked at the thermometer,
murmured something about liquid diet,
avoiding my eye Mrs. Klopton was
broiling a chop at the time and took
his departure, humming cheerfully as
he went downstairs. McKnight looked
after him wistfully.
"Jove. I wish I had his constitu
tion." he exclaimed. "Neither nerves
nor heart! What a chauffeur he would
But I was serious.
"I have an idea." I said grimly,
"that this small matter of the murder
is going to come up again, and that
your uncle will be in the deuce of a
fix If It does. If that woman Is going
to die, somebody ought to be around
to take her deposition. She knows a
lot, if she didn't do it herself. I wish
you would go down to the telephone
and get the hospital. Find out her
name, and If she Is conscious."
McKnight went under protest. "1
haven't much time." he said, looking
at his watch. "I'm to meet Mrs. West
and Alison at one. I want you to
know them. Lollie. You would like
"Why not the daughter?" I in
quired. I touched the little gold bag
under the pillow.
"Well." he said Judicially, "you've
always declared against the immaturi
ty and romantic nonsense of very
young women "
"I never said anything or the sort,"
I retorted furiously.
"'There is more satisfaction to be
had out of a good saddle horse!" he
quoted me. "'More excitement out
of a polo pony, and as for the eternal
matrimonial chase, give me instead a
good stubble, a fox, some decent dogs
and a hunter, and I'll show you the
real joys of the chase!'"
"For heaven's sake, go down to the
telephone, you make my head ache."
I said savagely.
I hardly know what prompted me
to take out the gold purse and look
at it. It was an imbecile thing to do
call it impulse, sentimentality,
what you wish. I brought It out, one
eye on the door, for Mrs. Klopton has
a ready eye and a noiseless shoe. But
the house was quiet. Downstairs Mc
Knight was flirting with the telephone
central and there was an odor of
boneset tea in the air. I think Mrs.
Klopton was fascinated out of her
theories by the "boneset" in connec
tion with the fractured arm.
Anyhow, I held up the bag and look
ed at it. It must have been un
fastened, for the next instant there
was an avalanche on the snowfield of
the counterpane some money, a wisp
of a handkerchief, a tiny booklet with
thin leaves, covered with a powdery
substance and a necklace. I drew
myself up slowly and stared at thp
It was one of the semi-barbaric af
fairs that women are wearing now, a
heavy pendant of gold chains and
carved cameos, swung from a thin
neck chain of the same metal. The
necklace was broken: In three places
the links were pulled apart and the
cameos swung loose aid partly de
tached. But it was the supporting
chain that held my eye and fascinated
with its sinister suggestion. Threo
inches of it had been snapped off, and
as well as I knew anything on earth. I
knew that the bit of chain that the
amateur 'detective had found, blood
stain and all, belonged just there.
TO BB CONTINUED.)
with hands and feet tied. Five years
ago he swam from Putney Pier to
Tower Bridge, a distance of nine
miles, in just over two hours, with
wrists and hands manacled together,
and has dived from London bridge
at high water similarly handicapped.
Particularly daring, however, was
the feat of a certain music hall artist,
who in October last, jumped from
Westminster bridge into the river
while manacled with an Iron band
round bis neck, linked with an iroa
chain to leg-irons, and five handcuffs
stretched across his arms. He could
not swim a stroke, but was quickly
hauled into a boat waiting for bla
after he bad struck the water.
WASHINGTON. The census bureau
has made public figures concern
ing enough localities to Indicate cer
tain interesting trends in the growth
of American population. What stands
out first i3. of course, the general in
crease in population all over tho coun
try. While this growth Is perhaps
more striking in the middle west, or
even In the far west, the east is little
behind those sections. Increases In
city population rarely fall below 20
per cent for the last tec yeara. Often
the increase is considerably In excess
of 50 per cent.
This growth has been expected, but
there will probably be some surprise
to find how far the growth of the
cities exceeds that of the rural dis
tricts. Here, save in a few localities,
there is an Increase, but generally It
is below ten per cent
Some spot in Illinois may mark the
center of population for another ten
years. It Is worth while to emphasize
the word "may." because there Is not
available nt this time much definite
information on which to make specula
tion as to where the center of popula
tion will be.
The remarkable Increase in tho pop
ulation of Oklahoma must be taken
Ccooo to muh.RP?C3
Uncle Sam Watching Aeroplane Men
THE experts In both tho army and
the navy are watching with keen
interest the development of the
heavler-than-air craft While the of
ficials are not willing to say much pub
licly about the possibilities of the use
of airships In time of war, they are
saying privately that the probability
Is that when the next great war comes
the airship will play a more effective
part than battleships, land batteries,
or great masses of troops.
The prediction is freely made by
army and navy officials in private that
not a dollar will ever be spent In forti
fying for the protection of the Panama
canal. They have arrived at this con
clusion because they think they fore
see that within a few years tho airship
will be brought to a stage of perfec
tion that will enable it quickly to de
stroy any fbrrlfications that might be
erected along the route of ths canal.
Congress at the recent session de
clined to appropriate money for the
fortification of the canal. No public
reason for this failure to make an ap
Coy Curls Are Coming in From China
P( off they cny JBctSB
VICE-CONSUL O-neral Stuart J. Ful
ler of Hongkong sheds light on a
problem which ha.-, vexed the brain of
man for many moons where all the
hair comes from -vhlch goes to make
up the wide expanse of coiffure which
adorns the head cf woman.
Much as he would like to believe
that all womankind has suddenly come
Into the secret possessed by the Seven
Sutherland Sisters, detached wisps,
curls and occasional plaits, to say noth
ing of startling variation in texture,
has forced upon the most unobservant
suspicion that she bedecks herself
with a foreign pioduct Our represen
tative at Hongkong clinches tho evi
dence with brutal statistics. He gives
the following data of the quantities
and value of hair shipped frcrc that
port in the last three ;ears:
TIE treasury building Is undergoing
another overhauling, which this
time costs $180,000. The renovators
have been at work on the treasury
building for a good many years. Not
very much has been done to the inside
of the great pile of masonry, where
the United States money Is kept, but
more or less work is all the time going
on on the outside. All of the original
sandstone or soft limestone that faced
the outside of the building has been at
last removed, and granite has been put
in its place. The principal change that
will now be made will be to eliminate
the huge granite entrance steps on the
Fifteenth street side. Several new
passenger elevators will be Installed.
Lockers will be furnished sufficient for
all of the clerks; the money-handling
divisions will be segregated on the
ground floor; supplies will be shipped
from the west entrance instead or the
Fifteenth street; frieze windows will
be placed on the third floor, and a
general adjustment of bureaus ani
divisions will be made to facilitate the
-York. The treasury department has
(trhsjeI II SSJnxHA
Show Lure of City
Into consideration in a speculation aa
to where the center of population is
likely to "light." A fact worth bearing
in mind is that the increases in popu
lation in the east particularly have
been in the larger cities.
The center of population has moved
almost due westward since 1790. wbea
It was at a point 23 miles east of Balti
more. From 1790 to 1800 it moved
almost due west to a point 18 miles
west of Baltimore. In the next ten
years, from 1800 to 1810. It moved
westward and slightly southward to a
point about forty miles northwest by
west of Washington.
During the ten years between 1890
and 1900 the "center" moved west
ward a little over 14 miles and south
ward a little less than three miles, and
baited at a point six miles southeast
of Columbus. Ind. This movement be
tween 1890 and 1900 was the smallest
Jj. JM) years.
Tine "tenter" will have to travel
something like 70 miles to get beyond
the borders of Indiana this year.
Figures available show only five
communities that have actually lost in
population. Montgomery, Cal., has
fallen from 2.20G to 1,789; Bonham
county, Texas, has dropped from 5.042
to 4.844; Lamar county. Texas, from
48.627 to 46.544; in Wisconsin the vil
lage of Pine River has lost G5 of her
population in ten years, and Madison
county, Indiana, shows the greatest
loss, falling from 70.470 to 65,224.
These reductions come, it will be
noted, either in rural districts marked
out by counties or In small villages.
propriation was ever announced, but
It is now pretty well understood that
the experts in both the war and navy
departments suggested that It would
be well to defer action until the gov
ernment understands better what tr
expect of the airship.
Officials in the army and navy de
partments are greatly impressed with
the performances of Glenn Curtiss
with his aeroplane at Atlantic City re
cently. Those performances were not
under the auspices of either the war
department or the navy department,
but agents of each of the fighting arms
were present, and were deeply im
pressed with what Curtiss was abl? to
do. They have reported to their re
spective departments that from a
height that would have protected him
reasonably well from a fire directed
at htm from either land or water, be
dropped small articles on boats and on
objects on land with remarkable pre
cision. Somo of the experts from the de
partments who saw the Curtiss per
formances came back firmly convinced
that if war should come on tomorrow
the aeroplane would be able to do de
In spite of the possibilities present
ed by the rapid development of air
craft, the United States government
is really doing nothing toward taking
advantage of the situation.
Toar. Pounds. Value,
iyuj oo13L 9 14,88(1
'' t4tu yit3Qj
1 3.733 327.519
Note how the price has soared. la
1907 hair was worth only about twenty-five
cents a pound, wholesale, and
we imported only 56,132 pounds of It,
while in 1909 we brought In 445.733
pounds, with the price at something
more than seventy cents. Such a rate
of growth In face of so rapid an In
crease in price is almost unprecedent
ed in other lines of commerce and is
another illustration that woman wants
what she wants when she wants it and
is going to have it expense be
Our diplomatic representative leaves
us In the dark as to what woman in
China Is doing for hair. If the trade
keeps on, she will certainly be bald In
course of time. He pays a compli
ment, however, to the genius of the
Chinese artist by remarking that "Chi
nese hair is treated at home in various
ways so as to match almost any tex
ture desired." leaving us to conclude
that the diversity of color not infre
quently noted on the same head is
due so lack of circumspection on the
part of American women.
been seriously overcrowded for a num
ber of years. One of the very first im
provements was the elimination from
the building of the branch printing
office, with its combustible inks, oils.
etc. With the great Fifteenth street
steps removed, a fine entrance at
grade will be provided for the em
ployes, and a count will be kept of the
people entering and leaving the build
ing, which at the present time seems
to be Impossible. At the present time
the employes are obliged to carry
their clothing, hats, rubbers, umbrel
las and everything of that character
into their working rooms, so that lock
ers are imperative. It will certainly
be $180,000 mighty well expended, for
in the present condition of the treas
ury department it is impossible to
keep it clean or to run it on business
like methods with departments of the
various bureaus widely separated, so
that the chief of one of these spends
most of his time traversing the corri
dors in his attempt to keep track of
his clerks and of his work.
The treasury department has dis
continued the coining of the $2.50
gold pieces. There Is an accumulation
of approximately $2,000,000 worth or
them in the treasury vaults at the
present time. Altogether 36.000.000 of
them have been coined, and there Is
little or no demand for them, so It is
thought best not to make any more of
them at the preseat time.
JAASmMI S. il
Makes tkkla soft aawlTtt. Iaynmaaa?
complexion. Beat akampoo Bade. Cure moat
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late Hairs Family Fills for eonttlpaUoa,
Does Engineering Work.
Mile. Bandtirin is superintendent of
an engineering firm in Russia. She
was graduated from the Women's
Technological Institute in St. Peters
burg, and has had practical expe
rience in engineering. She built a
steel warehouse for an army co-oper-atlvo
society, has been assistant en
gineer in building a bridge across the
Neva and has done other important
"I want you to take care of mi
practise while I'm away."
"But. doctor. I have just graduated.
Have had little experience."
"You don't need it with my fashion
able patients. Find out what they
have been eating and stop It. Find
out where they have been summering
and send 'em somewhere else."
Horace Avory K. C, just appolnte
a judge, is one of the mordant wits of
the British bar. One day cross-examining
a recalcitrant witness he
"What are you?"
"A retired gentleman," proudly as
serted the ex-cheesemonger.
"Well," snarled Avery, "when you
achieved the position of gentlemam,
why did you retire from it?"
A Business Transaction.
"So Mr. Penniwise married his typ
ist!" said Miss Cayenne.
"I wonder whether she gains an al
lowance or he merely saves a salary?"
"How did the street car company
come to fire that old conductor? I
thought he had a pull?"
"He did; but he didn't use It on the
cash register." Christian Advocate.
Coffee's Weight on Old Age.
When prominent men realize the la
Jurious effects of coffee and the change
in health that Postum can bring, they
are glad to lend their testimony for.
the benefit of others.
A superintendent of public schools
In a Southern state says: "My moth
er, since her early childhood, was as
Inveterate coffee drinker, had beec
troubled with her heart for a numbei
of years and complained of that 'weak
all over' feeling and sick stomach.
"Some time ago I was making an of
ficial visit to a distant part of the
country and took dinner with one ol
the merchants of the place. I noticed
a somewhat peculiar flavor of the, cof
fee, and asked him concerning 1L He
replied that It was Postum. I was sc
pleased with it that, after the meal was
over, I bought a package to carry
homo with me, and had wife pre
pare some for the next meal;, the
whole family liked it so well that we
discontinued coffee and used Postum
"I had really been at times very
anxious concerning my mother's con
dition, but we noticed'that after using
Postum for a short time, she felt so
much better than she did prior to Its
use, and had little trouble with her
heart and no sick stom&th; that the
headaches were not so frequent, and
her general condition much improved.
This continued until she was as well
and hearty as the re3t of us.
"I know Postum has benefited my
self and the other members of the fam
ily, but in a more marked degree In
the case of my mother, as she was a
victim of long standing."
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