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COPTRIGHT 1909 by BOBS? rTPRRILI. CONPAJOr
Lawrence Blakeley. lawyer, poes to
llttsburg 'with tho forced notes in the
Bronson case to get the deposition of
John Gilmore. millionaire. A lady re
quests Blakeley to buy her & Pullman
ticket. lie gives her lower II and re
tains lower 10. He finds a drunken man
in lower 10 and retires In lower
I. He awakens in lower 7 Jind
finds his clothes and bag mlssln?. The
man In lower 10 Is found murdered. Cir
cumstantial evidence points to both
Blakeley and the man who stole his
clothes. The train is wrecked and Blake
ley is rescued from a burning car by a
girl In blue. His arm is broken. The girl
proves to be Alison West, his partner's
sweetheart. Blakeley returns home and
-jtetfs-h -te-r-"?viiFnce. Moving
filcturee of the train tfrken Just before
he wreck reveal to BlaMcley a man leap
ing from the train wltlft his stolen grip.
Investigation proves thasthe man's name
la Sullivan. Mrs. Conwat, the woman for
whom Blakeley bought a Pullman ticket,
tries to make a bargalr.rwith him for the
forged notes, not knowing that thoy are
missing. Blakeley and an amateur de
teotlre Investigate the jome of Sullivan's
ulster. Prom a servant Blakeley learns
that Alison "West had been there on a
"Visit and Sullivan had been attentive to
Iter. Sullivan la the husband of a daugh
ter of the murdered man. Blakeley's
house is ransacked by the police. He
learns that the affair between Alison and
his partner Is off. Alison tells Blakeley
about the attention paid her by Sullivan,
whom she was on her way to marry when
the wreck came. It Is planned to give
Mrs. Conway the forged notes in ex
change for Sullivan.
CHAPTER XXIX. Continued.
We crowded out of the elevator at
the fourth floor, and found ourselves
in a rather theatrical hallway of dra
peries and armor. It was very quiet;
we stood uncertainly after the car
had gone, and looked at the two
or three doors in sight. They were
heavy, covered with metal, and sound
proof. From somewhere above came
the metallic accuracy of a piano
piano, and through the open window
we could hear or feel the throb of
the Cannonball's engine.
"Well, Sherlock." McKnight said,
"what's the next move in the
'fame? It is our jump, or theirs. You
through! us here."
None of us knew just what to do
next. No sound of conversation pene
trated the heavy doors. We waited
uneasily for some minutes, and Hotch
kiss looked at his watch. Then he
put it to his ear.
"Good gracious!" he exclaimed, his
bead cocked on one side, "I believe it
las stopped. I'm afraid we are late."
We were late. My watch and Hotch
ldss' agreed at nine o'clock, and, with
tho discovery that our man might
have come and gone, our zest in the
adventure began to flag. McKnight
motioned us away from the door and
rang the bell. There was no response,
bo sound within. He rang it twice.
the last time long and vigorously,
without result Then he turned and
looked at us.
"I don't half like this," he said.
That woman is in; you heard me ask
the elevator boy. For two cents
I had seen it when he did. The
door was ajar about an inch, and a
narrow wedge of rose-colored light
showed beyond. Then, with both men
at my heels, I stepped into the priv
ate corridor of the apartment and
looked around. It was a square re
ception hall, with hats, and a couple
of chairs. A lantern of rose-colored
glass and a desk light over a writing
table across made the room bright aud
cheerful. It was emntv.
None of us were comfortable. The
Chinese Center of Industry
fan-Making Is the Principal Business
Carried On in Village of
Writing of fan making In southern
2h!na, the American consul at Swatow
'This industry was started cen
turies ago in the village of Pengchow.
it Aninow. about three miles from
Swatow It was formerly confined to j
on'e- in ruiions households, but for
MXto at ormriid I
place was full of feminine trifles that
made us feel the weakness of our po
sition. Some such instinct made Mc
Knight suggest division.
"We look like an invading army,"
he said. "If she's here alone, we w:!t
startle her into a spasm. One r us
could take a look around and"
"What was that? Didn't you hear
The sound, whatever it had been,
was not repeated. We went awkward
ly out into the hall, very uncomfort
able, all of us Ind flipped a coin. The
choice foil un me. which was right
enough, for the affair was mine, pri
marily. "Walt just Inside the door." I di
rected, "and if Sullivan comes, or
anybody that answers his description,
grab him without ceremony and ask
him questions afterwards."
The apartment, save in the hallway,
was unlighted. By one of those freaks
of arrangement possible only in the
modern flat, I found the kitchen first,
and was struck a smart and unex
pected blow by a swinging door. I
carried a handful of matches, and by
the time I had passed through a but
ler's pantry and a refrigerator room I
was completely lost in the darkness.
Until then the situation had been
merely uncomfortable; suddenly it be
came grisly. From somewhere near
came a long-sustained groan, followed
almost instantly by the crash of some
thing glass or china on the floor.
I struck a fresh match, and found
myself in a narrow rear hallway. He
hind me was the door by which I must
have come; with a keen desire to get
back to the place I had started from,
I opened the door and attempted to
cross the room. I thought I had kept
my sense of direction, but I crashed
without warning Into what, from the
resulting jangle, was the dining table.
probably laid for dinner. I cursed my
stupidity in getting into such a sit
uation, and I cursed my nerves for
making my hand shake when I tried
to strike a match. The groan had not
I braced myself against the table
and struck the match sharply against
the sole of my shoe. It flickered
faintly and went out And then, with
out the slightest warning, another dish
went off the table. It fell with a
thousand splinterlngs; the 'very air
seemed broken into crashing waves
of sound. I stood still, braced against
the table, holding the red end of the
dying match, and listened. I had not
long to wait; the groan came again,
and I recognized It, the cry of a dog
in straits. I breathed again.
"Come, old fellow," I said. "Come
on, old man. Let's have a look at
I could hear the thud of his tail on
the floor, but he did not move. He
only whimpered. There is something
companionable in the presence of a
dog, and I fancied this dog in trouble.
Slowly I began to work my way
around the table toward him.
"Good boy," I said, as he whimpered.
"We'll find the light, which ought to
be somewhere or other around here,
and then "
I stumbled over something, and 1
drew back my foot almost instantly.
"Did I step on you, old man?" I ex
claimed, and bent to pat him. I re
member straightening suddenly and
many years past every family in the
village has been devoted to the work,
all the members of the families being
occupied in the manufacture. In the
city of Chaochowfu itself the fan In
dustry is also large, but the Peng
chow district abounds in a particular
kind of bamboo especially suitable for
the ribs and handle, and to this fact
is the large output of the latter place
hearing the dog pad softly toward
me around the table. I recall even
that I had put the matches down and
could not find them. Then, with a
bursting horror of the room and its
contents, of the gibbering dark
around me, I turned and made for the
door by which I had entered.
I could not find It. I felt along the
endless wainscoting, past miles of
wall. The dog was beside me. I think,
but he was part and parcel now, to
my excited mind, with the Thing un
der the table. And when, after aeons
of search, I found a knob and stum
bled into the reception hall, I was as
nearly is a panic as any man could
I was myself again in a second, and
by the light from the hall I led the
way back to the tragedy I had stum
bled on. Bronson still sat at the table,
his elbows propped on it, his cigarette
still lighted, burning a bole in the
cloth. Partly under the table lay
Mrs. Conway, face down. The dog
stood over her and wagged bis tall.
McKnight pointed silently- to a large
copper ash tray, filled with ashes and
charred bits of paper.
"The notes, probably," he said rue
fully. "He got them after all, and
burned them before her. It was more
than she could stand. Stabbed him
first and then herself."
Hotchkiss got up and took off bis
hat. "They are dead," he announced
solemnly, and took his note-book out
of his hatband.
McKnight and I did the only thing
we could think of drove Hotchkiss
and the dog out of the room, and
closed and locked the door. "It's a
matter for the police." McKnight as
serted. "I suppose you've got an offi
cer tied to you somewhere, Lawrence?
You usually have."
We left Hotchkiss in charge and
went downstairs. It was McKnight
who first saw Johnson, leaning against
a park railing across the street, and
called him over. We told him in a few
words what we had found, and he
grinned at me cheerfully.
"After awhile, in a few weeks or
months, Mr. Blakeley," he said, "when
you get tired of monkeying around
with the blood-stain and finger-print
specialist upstairs, you come to me.
I've had that fellow you want under
surveillance for ten days!"
At ten minutes before two the fol
lowing day. Monday, I arrived at my
office. I had spent the morning put
ing my affairs in shape, and in a trip
to the stable. The afternoon would
see me either a free man or a pris
oner for .n indefinite length of time,
and, in' spite of Johnson's promise to
p- 5uce Sullivan. I was more prepared
lor the latter than the former.
Lllobs was watching for me outside
the door, and It was clear that he was
in a state of excitement bordering on
delirium. He did nothing, however,
save to tip me a wink that meant "As
man to man, I'm for you." I was too
much engrossed either to reprove him
or to return the courtesy, but I heard
him follow me down the hall to the
small room where we kept outgrown
law books, typewriter supplies and, in
cidentally, our wraps. I was wonder
ing vaguely if I would ever hang my
hat on its nail again, when the door
closed behind me. It shut firmly, with
out any particular amount of sound,
and I was left in the dark. I groped
m- way to it. irritably, to find it
locked on the outside. I shook it fran
tically, and was rewarded by a sibilant
whisper through the keyhole.
"Keep quiet," Blobs was saying
htfskily. "You're in deadly peril. The
police are waiting in your office, three
of 'em. I'm goin to lock the whole
bunch in and throw the key out of the
"Come back here, you imp of Sa
tan!" I called furiously, but I could
hear him speeding down the corridor,
and the slam of the outer office door
by which he always announced his
presence. And so I stood there in the
ridiculous cupboard, hot with the heat !
of a steaming September day. musty
with the smell of old leather bindings.
littered with broken overshoes and
handleless umbrellas. I was apoplec
tic with rage one minute, and choked
with laughter the next. It seemed an
hour before Blobs came back.
He came without haste, strutting
with new dignity, and passed outside
my prison door.
"Well. I guess that will hold them
for a while," he remarked comfort
ably,, and proceeded to turn the key.
"I've got 'em fastened up like sardines
in a can!" he explained, working with
the lock. "Gee whiz! you'd ought to
hear 'em!" When he got his breath
after the shaking I gave him, he be
gan to sputter. "How'd I know?" he
demanded sulkily. "You nearly broke
your neck gettln' away the other time.
And I haven't got the old key. It's
"Where's it lost?" I demanded, with
another gesture toward his coat col
lar. "Down the elevator shaft" There
was a gleam of indignant satisfaction
through his tears of rage and humilia
tion. And so, while he hunted the key in
the debris at the bottom of the shaft.
I quieted his prisoners with the as
surance that the lock had slipped, and
that they would be free as lords as
soon as we could find the janitor with
a pass-key. Stuart went down finally
and discovered Blobs, with the key in
his pocket telling the engineer how
he had tried to save me from arrest
and failed. When Stuart came up h
was almost cheerful, but Blobs did nut
appear again that day.
Simultaneous with the finding nl
the key came Hotchkiss, and we went
in together. I shook hands with two
men who, with Hotchkiss, made a not
"Only the open fan Is manufactured
in this district For the frame the
split bamboo is repeatedly rived until
each piece is sufficiently slender and
flexible. These thread-like pieces of
bamboo are arranged in a row, at
tached to each other by a thread
passed crosswise through the middle.
This thread is fastened to a semicir
cular strip of bamboo giving the
fan its shape. The ribs are then
slightly heated and bent at the ends.
The fan has now the peculiar and
characteristic shell-like shape at the
top. Very flimsy silk gauze Is then
very animated group. The taller ono,
aa oldish man. lean and hard, an
nounced his errand at once.
"A Pittsburg warrant?" I Inquired,
unlocking my cigar drawer.
"Yes. Allegheny county has as
sumed jurisdiction, the exact locality
where the crime was committed being
in doubt" He seemed to be the
spokesman. The other, shorter and
rotund, kept an amiable silence. "We
hope you will see the wisdom of waiv
ing extradition," ha went on. "It will
"I'll come, of course," I agreed.
"The sooner the better. But I want
you to give me an hour here, gentle
men. I think we can interest you.
Have a cigar?"
The lean man took a cigar; the ro
tund man took three, putting two in
"How about the catch of that door?"
he Inquired Jovially. "Any danger of
it going off again?" Really, consider
ing the circumstances, they were re
markably cheerful. Hotchkiss, how
ever, was not He paced the floor un
easily, his hands under his coat-tails.
The arrival of McKnight created a di
version; he carried a long package
and a cerkscrew, and shook hands
with the police and opened the bottle
with a single gesture.
"I always want something te cheer
on these occasions," he said. "Where's
the water, Blakeley? Everybody
ready?" Then in French he toasted
the two detectives.
"To your eternal discomfltare," he
sail, bowlag ceremoniously. "May
you go home and never come back!
If you take Monsieur Blakeley with
you, I hope you choke."
The lean man nodded gravely.
"Prosit." he said. But the fat one
leaned back and laughed consumedly.
Hotchkiss finished a mental synop
sis of his position, and put down his
glass. "Gentlemen," he said pompous
ly, "within five minutes the man you
want will be here, a murderer caught
in a net of evidence so fine that a
mosquito could not get through."
The detectives glanced at each oth
er solemnly. Had they not in their
possession a sealskin bag containing
a wallet and a bit of gold chain, which
by putting the crime on me, would
leave a gap big enough for Sullivan
himself to crawl through?
"Why don't you say your little
speech before Johnson brings the oth
er man, Lawrence?" McKnight In
quired. "They won't believe you, but
it will help them to understand what
"You understand. 01" course," the
lean man put in gravely, "that what
you sav may be used against you."
"I'll take the risk," I answered im
patiently. It took some time to tell the story
cf my worse than useless trip to Pitts
burg, and its sequel. They listened
gravely, without interruption.
"Mr. Hotchkiss here," I finished,
"believes that the man Sullivan, whom
we are momentarily expecting, com
mitted the crime. Mr. McKnight is
inclined to implicate Mrs. Conway,
who stabbed Bronson and then her
self last night As for myself, I am
open to conviction."
"I hope not," said the stout detec-
live quizzically. And then Alison was
announced. My impulse to go out
aud meet her was forestalled by the
detectives, who rose when I did. Mc
Knight, therefore, brought her in, and
I met her at the door.
"I have put you to a great deal of
trouble." I said contritely, when I saw
her glance around the room. "I wish
I bad not "
"It Is only right that I should come."
she replied, looking up at me. "I am
the unconscious cause of most of it
I am afraid. Mrs. Dallas is going to
v.au in tne outer omce.
I presented Hotchkiss and the two I
detectives, who eyed her with Inter-!
est. In her poise, her beauty, even in f
he-r gown, I fancy she represented a
new type to them. They remained I
standing until she sat down. I
"I have brought the necklace." she
began, holding out a white-wrapped I
box, "as you a3ked me to." ;
! passed' it, unopened, to the detec
tives. "The necklace from which was
broken the fragment you found in the
sealskin bag," I explained. "Miss
West found It on the floor of the car,
near lower ten."
(TO BE CONTINUED.)
Knowledge of the World.
Everbody but a fool keeps good
friends with waiters, for, whether
these have any union or not they are
a big-fisted brotherhood, and more
than once I have seen every waiter lo
a restaurant, e7ea as a swarm of bees,
fall aboard some "bad man," and
when be came to in the hospital he
would look like Quixote after the
swine drovers got through with him.
With all their tricks and knowledge
of the world, waiters are singularlj
unspoiled, good-natured and agreeable,
and they are full of Interesting, oft
en scientific, information. They see
a side of humanity that nobody else
ever sees, mostly the comedy and pec
cadillo side. Considering their
uoused-up condition, it seems remark
able how much they know about what
is going on. When not busy they are
always enthusiastically engaged in
swapping pointers and Information,
which. In a way. accounts for some
of them getting rich In Wall street
Difference In Laughter.
A good honest laugh at a good hon
est Joke or bit of sarcasm rubs out the
gathering wrinkles of care; but an Ill
tempered joke. Is like a poisoned ar
row, which makes a wound, and leaves
ts poison after it is withdrawn.
Laughter a Good Medicine.
Always laugh when you can; it la
a cheap medicine. Merriment is a
philosophy not well understood. It is
the sunny side of existence. Byron.
pasted on the face, and a kind of tissue-like
paper on the back. After the
handle is attached the border of the
fan is black varnished and the gauze
is coated with a chalk and water mix
ture. The handles are made of bam
boo, various kinds of hard wood, bone
and ivory. The hand painting on the
fans is cleverly done, in some instan
ces being a work of art
He .a sometimes slave who should
be master; and sometimes master wae
shouM be slave. Cicv.
Sr ., MJXmk ti'm h iiMBF 11 1.
If yon allow your young cattle to
barely eke out an existence thi3 win
ter, they will lose in flesh and bodily
vigor to such an extent that it will
take two months of good pasture to
bring them back to their present con
dition. Such management swells the
farm loss account and gradually de
creases the net profits that you may
expect next year.
The farmer who grows clover for
bay and seed and sells both may
think he has done a good thing for
the soil, but aside from the roots
which have been exhausted growing
the crop he has done the soil more
Injury than with any other crop he
A good heifer with her first calf at a
little past two years of age, if she is
from a breed of fairly high producing
cows, is worth from $50 to $100. A
steer that will bring that much money
Is usually fed two to three times as
much as the average heifer.
Pumpkins are one of the best winter
green feeds for almost all .kinds of
stock, especially relished by dairy
cows, and they are excellent to mix
with dairy feed for the production of
milk, tho cows relishing them greatly.
It Is not to be supposed that every
heifer will make a first-class cow, but
tho manner in which she Is fed and
cared for from birth will have some
thing to do with deciding the question.
The feeding of dairy cows for best
results is more complicated, and in
volves more thought than most per
sons realize; merely throwing a cow
an abundance of food is not all.
It is impossible to tell the profitable
cows from the unprofitable animals
unless you test your milk. The quan
tity of milk is not enough. The but
ter fat must be considered.
It is very Important that when the
calves are first placed in the feed lot
they should be given the most palat
able feed that can be obtained until
they have learned to eat
There is no known feed that is bet
tar for poultry than good clean grains,
accompanied by plenty of clean, fresh
water and an abundance of charcoal.
Now is the time to study up on the
new "serum" method for preventing
bog cholera, then you will be ready
to act at once when you have to.
The only way to be sure a cow has
good milking qualities which can be
perpetuated in her offspring is to be
sure she has good blood in her.
Tn imnrovlne a flock of mutton
sheep, the ram is practically the
whole thing until such a time as the
ewes are equally well bred,
Don't pack the dairy cow away for
winter into a dark corner of the sta-
ble and expect to take out a strong,
healthy cow In tho spring,
I 0nrnllv f. armors whn fAi! RtniV
upon their farms are successful farm
ers, but not all successful farmers
need be stock feeders.
Producing what the consumer wants
and putting it on the market in an
attractive form are two of tho secrets
or successful dairying.
It isn't much use to keep cows that
milk hard. You can find just as good
ones that milk by man-power and not
Cattle raising presents a promising
field of endeavor to those who aim
alike at personal satisfaction and
All damaged limbs should be cut
out, because they are likely to in
jure others while swaying in the
It requires skill and a liberal sys
tem of feeding to grow and develop
a high-grade draft horse for market.
The sheep responds profitably to
conditions of peacefulness. They need
sensible treatment as to surroundings.
In the large city markets the best
prices for fatted fowls are realized
from about February to July.
Lousy hogs are a direct source of
loss, which, with worms, prevent divi
dends in the hog business.
Attention to every minute detail
In dairying must be observed if the
best results are reached.
All weeds and dead branches should
be cleaned out of the small fruit gar
dens and burned.
A good 'square walk for a farm
horse Is like a good square deal for
All soli Is made up of ground pul
verized rock and vegetable matter.
Dairying Is still a peculiar industry
as adapted to the northern states.
Meats and ground grains are
In protein and are egg makers.
Not one-half the farmers realize the
profit there on pasture land.
0 Mares do not usually rive trouble
by abortion if given good food and
reasonable care. Of course, when
pregnant, a mare should not be over
driven, nor be compelled to smell
blood or offal, and should not back
or hold back heavy loads Her stall
should not have much incline Nour
ishing food, pure water and fresh air
are essentials. If one suspect ergot
or smut in hay or feed it should be
It Is estimated that barn-yard ma
nures have a value of about two thirds
that of commercial fertilizers, there
fore the careful saving of farm ma
nures and their judicial application to
the soil are vital factors in farming
operations, and as essential to con
tinued success as plowing the land or
planting the crop.
The price of dairy products in the
winter is so much higher than in sum
mer that only a small extra effort as
to care and judicious feeding may re
sult in a considerable increase in the
profits from the entire herd at this
The Intelligent flock-masters are
fast coming to recognize the fact that
the man who makes the most of his
opportunities In handling a farm flock
must become a breeder and feeder 'of
high-class mutton, more especially
The farmer who is breeding a flock
of improved mutton sheep and feeding
them in an intelligent and painstaking
manner, may plan his feeding opera
tions so that lie may have a good near
by city market every week in the year.
Farm-yard manures benefit the soil
by acting as a mulch and make hu
mus, but their benefit to the growing
crops depends entirely upon the
amount of nitrogen, phosphoric acid
and potash they contain.
It is true that the generality of
farm mares aro low In quality, but
that is no valid excuse for farmers to
persist In breeding horses that no
body wants, not even themselves.
Sheep raising numbers among its
requirements quietness and content
ment In a degree perhaps not so es
sential to success in the handling of
other breeds of live stock.
In the production of strawberries
the best specimens are obtained only
by careful culture, '-he plants should
be of a large fruited and firm fruited
rarfot v of th ist ii.,vnr
Begin to take the chill off the water
you give the horses when the weather
gets cold. You can heat It cheaper
on the stove than you can in the
stomach of the horse.
A thick coat of paint daubed over
the severed limbs when pruning in the
orchard or wood lot prevents cracking
of the wood and gives the trees a bet
The ordinary diversified farm with
its abundant use of horsepower fur
nishes ideal conditions for growing,
developing and training draft horses.
It will pay anyone that keeps from
25 to 100 hens to build a shed close
to the henhouse in which to deposit
the droppings during the winter.
It Is best to separate pullets from
the rest of the flock, let them have
free range and feed largely of whole
or cracked corn, wheat or oats J
It Is impossible to create capacity.
You may breed for It but you can't
create It and it's a very important
function In the dairy cow.
There Is the most money In the
long run In dairying by selling tho
cream or butter only and keeping the
other products on the farm.
The Duroc Jersey sows are very ,
docile; they are easily handled during
the breeding and farrowing season and .
are very prolific breeders.
Under no circumstances should any
thing bo added to milk to prcx-cnt its '
souring. Such doings violate the law
of both God and man.
The problem of keeping the boys
and girls on the farmstead is solving
itself, for farm life is becoming more
and more attractive.
While It is some troublo to strain
the cream before churning, but when
that is dono there will be no wblto
specks In butter.
The feeder is the only man that can
tell how miNh food the colts require
for their best growth and develop
ment Fresh air Is all right for the hms.
but not when it Is sifted through knot
holes and cracks between the boards.
Ram lambs are a drug on the mar
ket, vet thousands of farmers con
tinue to flood the markets with them.
Sheep that are kept as scavengers
soon assume the appearance that
their purpose would signify.
Good, bright oat straw Is good
roughage for idle horses, but some
grain should be frd with It.
Hold on to some of tho clover for
spring feeding. It Is great when the
sheep get tired of timothy.
Hens are much better breeders than
pullets, because a greater per cent of
the eggs are fertile.
Warm water in winter, given morn
ing, noon and night, make the hens
sing with delight.
One of the great economies in
growing of sheep is that the shelter
Now Is the time of year to feed corn
freely to all stock, even including
If sheep are left out in a cold rain
they are almost sure to contract
PRAYER WITHOUT RESULT
Boy's Patience Is Exhausted After
Frequent Petitions to Throne
A young man who Is prorutnent 1
church work In Philadelphia tells this
about his nephew:
Harold Is the youngster name, and
next door lives another boy by the
name of Dewey. They are each seven,
years old. and. like most children of
their age. are disposed to get into mis
chief as often as Dossible. Several
days ago they found a man's coat lylns
on the front pavement while the own.
er was fixing a gas main. From the
pockets of the coat the two boys ab
stracted several tickets, and whea
Harold's mother found it out she made,
him return the tickets and explained
the sin which he had committed,
warning him to pray that he be for
given that night He obeyed, and,
while on his knees added a prayer for
Dewey as well.
The next night Harold's mother wu
in the next room when he said his
prayers, and she heard him ask God to
forgive Dewey for stealing a piece of
cake. On the following evening he
again was moved to ask forgiveness
for his friend, this time for stealing
three pieces of candy. Apparently hla
patience was exhausted, for the next
evening his mother was In the adjoin
ing room when he offered his evening
prayer, and this Is what she heard:
"Gosh darn it. God. I have done the
best I can for Dewey. I guess you
will have to watch him yourself."
Longitude and D!nr.. Time.
About eleven o'clock one morning
Aunt Dinah was peeling potatoes for
dinner. "Now I reckon that all ober
dls big worl' eberybody what's got
anything to git a meal with Is aglttln
ready for dinner." she placidly re
marked. "Oh. no, Aunt Dinah." said Miss
Nina. "In New York it's Just about
dinner time now, and out by the
Rocky mountains It won't be dinner
time for three hours yet"
j "Oh. my. Miss Nina? You plumb
1 sure o that?"
1 "Plumb sure. Aunt Dinah."
"Well. Ts mighty glad I lives In a
Christian land, wbar when It's 'leben
! o'clock It's 'leben o'clock, and we
' can't nebber git mixed up on the dln-
f ner time."
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Examine carefully every bottle of
1 CASTORIA. a safe and sure remedy for
I infants and children, and see that It
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"Fine weather we've been having."
"Yes. but we'll pay for this fine
weather later on."
"I won't I'm going to Florida for
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By taking one hobble Bklrt and
sewing up one end of It a very pretty
ragbag may be made In which to put
Dr. Pierce's Pellets, small, susar-coateA
1 ay to take as candy, regulate and invig-
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t A collnpslble conscience may be
more comfortable than an Ingrowing
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Smokers like Lewis Single
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The big fences are not
around the best fruit trees.
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for those who know the value
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Bitters when the stomach
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