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Hunch Jefferson's country house I
had borrowed for a day :o present
to Clara J. and then take back, was
hard Jo iry loose from wifey's loving
rare. Poor Hunch in desperation had
played burglar to scare her out. but
Tacks, my bcarup brother-in-law. had
caught him In a cellar trap, and he
was in the hands of the village police
:orc, even now e route for the can
nery, with mo trailing along.
Ahead of me, plodding along the
pike under (lie moonlight, were Hunch
and hir cadaverous captor, the former
buwd in sorrow or anger, probably
bjth, and the latter with head erect,
haughty as a Roman conqueror.
Hunch's make-up was a troubled
dream. Over a pair of hand-me-down
trousers, eight sizes too large for him.
ne wore a three-dollar ulster. On his
head was an automobile cap, ami his
face was covered with a bunch of eel
grass throe feet deep. He was surely
all the money.
As I drew near I could har Mr.
liifrgs expatiating on crime In gen
eri.l and housebreaking- in particular,
and I fancied I could also hear Hunch
(oiling and seething within
"'.Mr Hugglar," Harmony Diggs. the
police force, was saying. "I don't
know just what your home trainin
was as a child, but t bey's a screw
louse somewhere or you'd a' never
1 mi brought to this here harrowful
I it rdiekment, nohow. I s'pose you
1 st started In nat'rally to be a heen
mis maleyfaetor -ar! in life, hub?
You needn't to answer ll you're
n feared iJ'll iiicrimigate ou. but I
-'liuse you took Jo it when u boy,
pickin pockets or sutliin' like that,
Oh. cut it out. you obi goat, and
don t bother me!" snapped Hunch,
jusl :is I jollied them.
dangerous malej factor." said
Diggs Turned and Eyed Him
IUkhs to me. us ho tightened his rip
ij Hunch's arm. "hut th ain't no
f.ill for you to assist the course of
bitu e. because if the dem critter
Marts ti run I'll pump him chuck full
f i.-ad. He's been a-tellin' me he
started on the downward path to pr
!iti"ii as a child-stealer."
1 told ou nothing. ou old tad
pole ' shrieked Hunch, unable to con
tain himself longer.
Very well." said Harmony, sooth
mjrU jhev ain't no call for you to
s.iv 'lothiu' that'll im-riniigate ou be
fore the liar of justice. Steady now.
or 1 1! tap you with this here cane:"
1 trace, good old sport; I'll get or.
..t it this in a jiffv." I whispered '
Hunch at the first opportunity, and lie
u.ae me a cold-storage look that chased
t'.o chills all oer mo.
Present I we armed at the little
brick structure which .lisuersille
proudix called i's caiaboo.-e and after
imir'; tumbling of l.ejs. Mr. Pigus
.ipened the jackpot ami wo all stayed
The yap policeman was for taking
Kunili richt back to the donjon cell
m iltf rear but with a $." bill 1 se
cured a stay of proceedings.
My forehead was damp with perspi
ration, so I took off my hat and laid
t m the bench m the little conn
room where Hunch sat moodily with
Then I coaxed the rural Vidocq over
In the corner and gave liitu a game
talk that 1 thought would warm his
heart, but he listened in dumbness
and couldn't see "no sense in believ
ing the inaley facto, was ant thin
iiiore'n a denied cuss, nohow!"
"I have every reason to b'-liove that
we have made a mistake." I said to
Harmony m a hoarse whisper "From
,i iivolope dropped by this party in
t . house I am led to believe that he's
,i respectable gentleman who entered
! iieiuis"i unite by mistake."
The chin whiskers owned and en
gineered hv Diggs bobbed up and
.ioT.il as he chewed a reflective cud.
but le couldn't see the matter in my
'teht at all
I 1 id n- ,j all kinds of arguments
and was just about to give up In de
bplr when a voice in the doorway
caused us both to turn.
There stood Hunch Jefferson, the
real fellow, looking as fresh as a
"What's the trouble. John?" he
asked, smiling benignly on Diggs.
While I was talking to the repre
sentative of the law. Mr. Slick saw
bis opportunity and grabbed It by the
hind 'eg. He had quietly reached the
dooi. and once outside the sledding
Hunch had his business suit on un
der tht bur&lar make-up. It didn't
UtKu him two minuses to work the
g4 1 -!jF
shine darbies over his hands. He
then peeled off the ulster and the
tuppenny trousers, and throwing
these ani the Sven galls over the
fence, he was home again from the
The transformation scene was made
complete by the fact that Hunch was
now wearing my hat.
In answer to Bunch's question, the
redoubtable Diggs smiled Indulgently
and said with pride-choked tones, "A
maleyfaetor, sir, caught in the meshes
of the law and hauled before this here
trybune of justice by these hands!"
The eagle eye of Diggs was now tri
umphantly sighted along the arm and
over the bony hand to where the crim
inal was supposed to be. but when
the gaze finally rented on an empty
bench the expression of. pained sur
prise on the old man hunter's map
was calculated to make a hen cackle.
Diggs rushed over to the bench,
urned it upside down, looked behind
the chairs, ami then, emitting a roar
that rattled the rafters, he hustled
back to see if by any chance the pris
oner had locked himself up in a cell.
-Hunch gave the old geezer the niin
nehaha and yelled. "Saj I you with the
me-ya-ya's on the chin! Did sonie
bodj give you the hot-foot and make
a quick exit?"
Diggs was now in full eruption and
heavy showers of Iteub lava rose
from his vocal organs ami fell all over
the place, while he thrashed around
the calaboose in a frenzy of excite
ment. ".Maybe you're sending out a gen
eral alarm about human meteor that
passed me on the pike a few minutes
ago?" Hunch suggested.
Diggs turned ami eyed him in open
"A mutt with a pin!: ulster and one
of those pancakes on ids head like
in Open-Mouthed Silence.
the drivers of the gasoline carts
wear." Hunch suggested
"It's him; It's the maleyfaetor!" ex
claimed Harmony, tightening his grip
on the night stick; which way did
the derned cuss go?"
Hunch pointed to the southeast, and
with a howl of rage Diggs sprang for
ward and bounced down the pike like
a hungry kangaroo on its way to a
I began to wrap my enjoyment and
send it forth in short gurgles of nier-
fcSilll WW" ..v?
"I S'pose You Jest Started in Nat'ral
ly to Be a Heenyus Maleyfaetor
Early In life. Huh?"
rinient until Hunch pressed the button
and the scene was changed to Green
land's Icj Mountains.
"Funny, isn't it?" he sneered. "Reg
ular circus, with yours truly in haste.
Hunch Jefferson, to do the grand and
Iolty tumbling' I'm the Patsey. oh.
maybe: It was a fine play, all right,
but I didn't expect you to stack tho
"On the Ieel. Bunch. beiiee me,
it wasn't my fault." I spluttered.
"Not your fault!" he snapped back;
"thea I suppose it was mine: 1 sup
pose I fell down the elevator shaft
j:st to please mother, eh? Maybe you
think I dropped into the excavation
ust to pass the time away? Have
yoa an idea that I dove down into the
earth because 1 wanted to get back to
the mines? Wasn't your fault, indeed:
Maybe you think I fell in the well
simply because I wanud t. i:,vh an
imitation of (he old oaken bucket,
I tried to tell him all about Tacks
and the ghost story, but he wouldn't
stand for it
"You should have been waiting for
me on the stairs," he argued, unrea
sonably, rubbing one of the bruises
in his choice collection. "Didn't you
catch me early In the evening being
chased from pillar to post by every
thing in the neighborhood that lias
legs long enough to run? When I
tried to hide in the corner of a farm,
over there, a bull dog came up on rub
her shoes and bit his initials on some
of my pergonal property before I
could crawl through the fence. Every
time 1 shoued up on the pike that
lumiar accident (hat breathes like b
man and talks like a rabbit chasec
me eight miles there and back. The
first time 1 tried to approach the in
fernal house I fell over a grindstone
and signed checks in the gravel with
my nose. Hereafter, when you want
a burglar, pick somebody your own
size. I'm going to hunt a hospital and
get sewed togerher again."
I put on all steam and tried tc
square myself, but Hunch only shook
his head and said I was outlawed.
"You can't run on my race track.'
he exclaimed, as he started for tlte
tlepot; "that last race was crooked
and you Mood In with the dop
I watched him down the hill until
he disappeared in the station, then
sad at heart. I trudged back to the
old homestead that had caused all my
It was now broad daylight, but no
where within my line of vision could
I get a peep ol the doughty Diggs.
N'o doubt he was still cutting acros
lots- trying to head off the "ma'eyfac
M'tipvrighl liy i; V I I!l:-it:li:im "
FOREIGNERS FAVOR "HOT AIR"
Use of Superheated Atmosphere for
Cooking Is Attracting Consider
"Hot air" is to be turned to a good
end. according to the foreign cooks,
and at the same lime a great wast'
in fuel in the preparation of meals is
to be eliminated Th- use of super
heated air for cooking purposes is at
tracting considerable attention from
the domestic economist. The process
is said to be quite simple -as simple
as the "fireless cooker." In fact The
steam from an ordinary kitchen boiler
is conveyed by pipes to the "super
heater." where, hy means of a series
of coils above a coke fire, its tempera
ture is raised to I.oO" degrees. The
pressure Is not increased, which elim
inates danger of bursting the pipes,
ilol'm. rods surround and lit- under
neath the griller. and through tliexe
rods the superheated air is permitted
to rush, quickly making the griller as
hot as desired.
The enthusiast pi edicts an early de
parture of the blazing coal. coke, or
gas tire in the kitchen. When any
special dish Is to be cooked It is to be
placed on a certain part of the griller,
fed by a certain pipe from the super
heated air reservoir. A valve Is turned
to Jet just the proper amount of heat
under the griller. and the work Is
done without fumes, without the waste
of any heat, and without the loss of
any good nature. The air. after be
ing used to broil your beefsteak, can
be turned into the heating radiators
and used to keep the dining room
Gcthsemane as It Appears Today.
It lirs at tin liase of .Mount Olivet,
over iisainst .Ifrusaloni. It is almost
a square. lfiO liy ',n fot. It is in
closed by a tiiRii white stone wall. In
siile are eight venerable olive trees,
thought by some i ersons to be tho
same trees that were there in the time
of Christ. The routs may be the same,
as the emperor Titus hail all trees cut
down when he coniiiereil Jerusalem
in A. D. TO. but jet these may hav
escapeil. The olive trees in Oeth
seuiaue an- hoarj- with age. anl th'Ir
cracked trunks are reinforced with
stones. Th-y are surrounded by a
light pulint: fence and between them
are swe-t flowers growing. Tiiej ari
tended bj monks, win: present each
i.--.itor -j ith a small bunch, for v. hlch
il'i-j epcct to ri-ceive a franc i:boui
"lit cents). All around tin- inside of
t'ie whit- wall ::r j-l.riies in niches
witli paiuli d ''mines- rcurestntinc tin
si at ions of the -rn-5. Fasti-ned to th'
va'l ainl '.t"iiding hial. above it is a
lar-.-c r.iss. w'eich y covered with
-.MVd repri-s'-ni-itio'.: of the instru
nienis connect' d with the crucifixion.
Furnisnes Milk for Babies.
The Morningside Presbyterian
church of New York t'iiy has eon
ducted a milk route foi tin- benefit of
tho liriliio ii' thi- tinor fur two rears.
I ' . . '. '.,..
A bequest of 5 :.l enaiiieii tins cnar-
ity to be founded. It is 'reported that
some 01" the parishioner happily a
minorlij are now objecting to the
milk route on the ground that it Is
not a business of Mifticient dignity for
a church to be engaged in. Some j'ears
ago the parishioners of a Massachu
setts church objected 10 their pastor
selling milk on the ground that it was
not a dignified aocation for a clergy
man. For Pen-and-ink Workers.
If you have to draw a siraight line
with nen and ink. and have not the
necessary beveled ruler or line Instru
ment, plaee an ordinary ruler on a
' blotter, with their edges exactly par
' all"! and touching, and hold the pen
' so that its side projections touch the
! blotter. There is then no danger ot
an ink-smeared line, but the pen mark
j will be clear and smooth, and the pa
per clean and unblotted.
Cents Made by the Million.
The Philadelphia mint coined 146,
000,000 cents last j-ear. and is expect
ed to exceed the 160,000,000 mark thia
Rise Above Circumstances.
The most thankful, joyful, and glad
hearted people we come across are
often those who have least In this
world to make them happy.
British Vital Statistics.
The birth rate in 76 great towns In
Kngland. in 109, was 25.T a 1.000. The
death rate averaged 14."
FOR FULLEST MEDICAL EXAMINATION
Professor irunyon lias engaged a staff of specialists that ars
renowned leaders in their line.
There is no question about their ability, they are the finest phy
sicians that colleges and hospitals have turned out and receive the highest
He offers their service to you absolutely free of cost. Xo matter
what your disease, or how many doctors you have tried, write to Trotcs
sor Mum-on's physicians and they will give your case careful and prompt
attention and advise you what to do. You are under no obligations to
them. It will not cost you a penny, only the postage stamp you put on
All consultations are held strictly confidential.
Address Jfnnyon'p Doctors, Munyon's Laboratories, 53d & Jefferson
Streets, Philadelphia, Pa.
The noblest motive is the public
good. - Virgil.
I.rwi Single Binder, the fatuous
straight 5c cigar annual sjlr 9,5ut,000.
The difference between a states
man and a politician Is that taa
statesman Is dead.
Sirs. Wtnslow'd Soothlnr Syrap.
FurrMMrrn trrthinif. sifl-c irK-rfcm. rrduceilo
nraa;atjun.llyi. pain. curt-".ulna exilic ScUj Ole.
rniortiinateiy the people. who
marry in hastf arsoptthe only ones
ho repent at leisure.
Wortn Its Weight in Gold.
PKITIT'S K K SM.VK Mren.-.tlieii-. tdd
Vf. ttiiilr foi i'Vi- Mriill. Mf-ik :md VAttr
, .... )r- . " tr lirtiiai.l !'!-. I'ufT.ilo.
There's an irony in nature that Is
almost sun- to briny; those who pre
erilie for the race around to taklug
their own nifdirlne
Important to Mothers
Examine carefully every bottle of
CAS rOKIA. a sale and sure reined" for
infants and children, and see that it
In I-' For Over 3( Years.
The Kind You Have Always Nought.
"Your son u.-ed to be mi round
shouldered. How did you get him
tired of It? He seems to be o straight
"He has become an aviation enthu
siast, and spends most of his time
watching the bird-men."
SKIN BEAUTY PROMOTED
fr. the treatment of affections of th
slciii and scalp which torture, disfig
ure, itch. burn, scale and destroy the
hair, as well as for preserving, puri
fj-ing and beautifying the- complexion,
fallible Millions of women through
out the world rely on these pure, sweet
and gentle emollients for all pur
poses of the toilet, bath and nursery,
and for the sanative, anliseptic cleans
ing of ulcerated. Inflamed mucous sur
faces. Potter Drug & Chem. Corp. Bos
ton. Mass.. sole Proprietors cf the Cu
Jicura Remedies, will mail free, on re
quest, their latest 32-page Cuticura
Book on the skin and hair.
Mrs. Tarr Slstab Lobstock has Jest
got a dlvo'ce fum her husban.
Mrs. Wombat Don' say? How
much ammonia did de cou't done grant
My Word Is As Good As My Bond
and when I say that I will sell
Ten Acres of the
Panhandle of Florida at $7.50
an acre and accept the
balance of the purchase
nrice in suerar cane, I
mean every word of it.
JOHN. E. STILLMAN
iVslf 0lFaFlE!R Growers of sugar cane in the Florida Panhandle, average
------ $100.00 an acre from their crop and it is the easiest, safest,
surest crop that grows. I have 27,000 acres of selected, rich cane land, also suited
to trucking and fruit growing, in Escambia County, Florida, north of the city of
Pensacola. Ten acres will net you $1,000.00 a year in sugar cane alone. I will sell
you ten acres for $30.00 an acre. $7.50 an acre cash and the balance in two.
three and four years. Payable in sugar cane or cash.
MY RECORD -- Qave een dealing in Florida lands for the past 24 years.
mmm -- and in order to convince you of my absolute responsibility,
I want to tell you that I am Ex-President of the Pensacola Chamber of Commerce,
have been Collector of Customs for the port of Pensacola for the past thirteen years
and that I am President of The Pensacola Inter-State Fair Association.
I am President of the Pensacola Investment Co., capitalized at
I am Vice-President of the Pensacola Hotel Co., capitalized at
I am President of the East Pensacola City Co., capitalized at
I am President of the Maxent Land Company, capitalized at
I am President of the Suburban Railway Co., capitalized at
Total Capitalization of Companies
Write to me today or simply sign and mail me the
coupon. I will answer all your questions personally.
The Florida Panhandle has the right kind of land
what she needs is the right kind of people. Address
JOHN E. STILLMAN, Pensacola, Fia.
The Fanntr's Son's
Way wait for ta old fam to tecum
jourmnrnuxri eetfiBBoft 10
prepare jor your micm
paniy ana laarpcn
ics. A areat DDor-
ItuBtty await you In
lor Alberta, wtwr yt.n
I can ernro a FreBoB-
Istcad or bey laafl at
not a year from bow.
when lacil will bo high
er. Thn profits secured
trtim fbn ahanilaBt emus of
Wheat. Oat and Barley,
as well as cattle raising, are
can Una a steady advance In
prir. GoYmm-nt returns shoe
that too number of settlers
In IfvaterB Canada from
tba 17. K. was 60 per cent
larger In 1U10 than the
Many faruirra have paid
for their land oot of ttte
proceeds of one crup.
Fre Homestead of 1641
arret and pre-emptions of
ItiO acre at 3.00 an are.
Fine climate, rood schools,
fxrellt-nt raUwnr facilities,
low frt-lcht rates; wood, wa
ter and lumber easily ob
tained. fur pamphlet "I.Jt Beit WeA"
particulars to aitr.!il Imstlon
acd low c-itliV rate, appiy to
M.pt of Irau:lnttiuu. utt.iws.
Cn.. or t? Canadian UorA Ani.
W. V. BENNETT
Bee Bulldioo Onaha. Neb.
l"tt- a-Jtlrt- nr:irtt )ni ZT
in the dumps
from over-eating, drinking
bad liver and constipation get
many a one, but there's ?. way out
Cascarets relieve and cure
quickly. Take one to-night and
feel ever so much better in the
morning. ' 90a
Caacaret 10c boa week's treat
ment. All (lrugrists. BigzestMlIer
in the worlt". mllUoa boxes a month.
Alloii-sLlceniicsalv.M-urel lironlrlloer. iiie
tJlrrrJrrof nlims Clears. Vartoosw ricfrs.l n
dolent tTlrern.MerfB rial iriccrs.W lilt rSivll
Inir.Mllb f.aF'rSorfa.tlM.ffc r-Jtirl. r
bltera. BjmIIKw. J.r.ALUSN.Uvpt.Ab.M.l'aul.Mlnu.
M ounce .t
tber starcfess calf 1! ooncei moio price sot
"DIFIANCK" IS SUPERIOR QUALITY.
"sJui. , Thtmpsin-s ye Water
W. N. U.. OMAHA, NO. 52-1910.
esters ttaaaraflMrM. SaaMc
iMi tHwlsnrt Write Iw fa
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euicsiy denied. An indicator always shows amoent of oil in the font.
The filler-cap does net need to be screwed dowa. Iris pat In like acati
la a bottle, and is attached to the font by a chaia.
The burner body or gallery cannot become wedged, becsase of"
device in construction, and consequently, it can always be easily anecrcwed in
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. It ret at
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JOHN E. STILLMAN, Pensacola, Fia.
Please mail me booklet and full information in regard
to the farms that you are selling in Escambia, County.
In winter, it is hard to get fresh air
in certain rooms. Some rooms in
house are usually colder than others,
and if you open the windows it is
hard again to heat the room properly.
If yon keep the windows closed
you don't get fresh air; if you keep
them open you cannot quickly reheat
the room. The
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in winter, and when you close them
apply- a match to a Perfection Oil
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