The Columbus journal. (Columbus, Neb.) 1874-1911, February 15, 1911, Image 3

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At the expense of a sollpfl hat Herbert
Orme saves from arrest a cirl in a black
touring car who has caused a traffic jam
or St.ite strevt. He buys n now hat and
Is Kivon a hve dollar bill with: "Remem
ber the person you T-ay this to," written on
It. A second time he luljts the plrl In the
Hark ear and learns that in Tom and
Bessie WallinRham they have mutual
friends, but Kets no further hint of her
Jdentitv. I It- discovers another inscrip
tion on the mark-d bill, which in a futile
attempt to decipher It. he copies and
places the ropy in a drawer In his apart
ment. Senor Poritcl. South American,
calls and claims the marked bill. Orme
refuses, and a flsht ensues in which I'ori
tol is overcome. He calls in Senor Al
catrante. minister from his country, to
vouch for him. Orme still iefuse. to fdve
up the bill. Ho learns that a Jap has
called for him. Orme rocs for a walk
and sees two Japs attack Al-itrante. He
rescues him. The minister tri-s diplo
nacv. but fa'ls to Ret th- marked 1)511.
Iiettirninp to his rooms Orme is attacked
bv txvo Japs who effect a forcible ex
change of the mark.l bill for another.
Orme linds the rfrl of the black car wait
inn for him. She .il?o wants the bill. Orme
tells his ftory. Sii" recinizH one of the
Jnpa as her father's butler. Maku.
CHAPTER IV. Continued.
The girl laughed. "It was really
ridiculous. He over-speeded and was
caught by one of those roadside motor
car traps, 10 or 12 miles out in the
country. They timed him, and stopped
him by a bar across the road. From
what the detective says. I judge ho
-was frightened almost to speechless
ness. Ho may have thought that he
was being arrested for stealing t'ao
car. When they dragged him before
the country justice, who was sitting
under a tree near by. ho was white
tnd trembling.
"They fined him $10. lie had In his
pocket only $1 1.(53. and the marked
bill was nearly half the sum. He
"begged them to let him go offered
them his watch, his ring, his scarf
pin but the justice insisted on cash.
Then he told them that the bill had a
formula on It that was valuable to
him and no one else.
"The Justice was obdurate, and Mr.
Toritol finally hit on the device which
you havo seen. It fitted in well with
his sense of the theatrical; and the
.detective says that thcro was not a
fcrap of paper at hand. The point
wa3 that Mr. Poritol was more afraid
Dt delay than anything else. He knew
that I would put some one on his
"When did all this happen?" asked
"Yesterday afternoon. Mr. Poritol
came back to Chicago by trolley and
got some money. He went back to
the country Justice and discovered that
the marked bill had been paid out.
He has followed it through several
persons to you, just as Maku did,
and as I have done. But I heard
nothing of the Japanese."
"You shouldn't have attempted this
clone," said Orme, solicitously.
She smiled faintly. "I dared not let
nnyono Into the secret. 1 was afraid
that a detective might learn too
much." She sighed wearily. "I have
been on tho trail since morning."
"And how did you finally get my ad
dress?" "Tho man who paid the bill in at
the hat shop lives In Hyde Park. I
did not get to him until this evening,
while he was at dinner. He directed
me to tho hat shop, which, of course,
was closed. I found the address of
the owner of the shop in the directory
and went to his house. He remem
l)ered the bill, and gave mo the ad
dresses ol his two clerks. The second
clerk I saw proved to be the one who
bad paid tho bill to you. Luckily he
remembered your address.
Orme Btirred himself. -"Then the
Japanese have the directions for find
ing the papers."
"My predicament." said the girl. "Is
complicated by tho question whether
the bill does actually carry definite
"It carries something a set of ab
breviations," said Orme, "But I could
not make them out. Let us hope that
the Japanese can't. The best course
lor us to take is to go at once to see
"Walsh, the burglar."
He assumed that she would accept
liis aid.
"That is good of you," she said.
"But it seems a little hopeless, doesn't
"Why? What else can we do? I
suppose you saw to it that no one
else should have access to Walsh."
"Yes, father arranged that by tele
phone. The man is In solitary con
finement. Several persons tried to see
him today, on tho plea of being rela
tives. Xone of them was admitted."
" What money king was this girl's
lather, that ho could thus regulate
the treatment of prisoners?
"So there were abbreviations on
tho bill?" she asked.
"Yes. They weren't very elaborate,
and 1 puzzled over them for some
time. TJie curious fact is that, for
all my study of them, I can't remem
ber much of anything about them.
"What I have since been through, ap
parently, has driven the letters out of
my head."
"Oh, do try to remember," she Im
plored. "Even if you recall only one
or two bits of it, they may help me."
"There was something about a man
named Evans." he began. "S. R.
Evans, it was."
"Evans? That Is strange. I can't
think how any one of that name could
ho involved-"
The Vitality
It Clings to a Rsce with as Much
Tenacity as Does Its Na
tive Color.
Nothing clings to a race more tena
ciously than its native tongue, unless
it be its native color. After SO years
of effort to spread the English lan
guage, the home tongue of the full
blooded Hawaiian is his aboriginal jar
gon. Exclusive of the half-whites in
"Then S. It. Evans is not your fa
ther?" ho ventured.
"Oh, no." She laughed a light little
laugh. "My father is but are you
sure that the name was Evans?"
"Quite sure. Then there was the
abbreviation 'Chi.' which I took to
mean 'Chicago."
"Yes?" she breathed.
"And there were numerals a num
ber, then the letter N.;' another num
ber, followed by the letter 'E..' So
far north, so far east, I read it
though I couldn't make out whether
tho numbers stood for feet or paces
or miles."
"Yes, yes," she -whispered. Her
eyes wero intent on his. They seemed
to wili him to remember. "What else
was there?"
"Odd letters, which meant nothing
to me. It's annoying, but I simply
can't recall them. Believe me, I
should like to."
"Perhaps you will a little later,"
she said. "I'm sorry to be such a
bother to you."
"But it does mean eo much, tho
tracing of this bill."
"Shall we go to see Walsh?" he
"I suppose so." Sho sighed. Ap
parently she was discouraged. "But
even if he gives the information, it
may be too late. The Japanese have
the directions."
"But perhaps they will not be able
to make them out," he suggested.
She smiled. "You don't know the
Japanese," she said. "They are
abominably clever at such things. I
will venture that they are already
on their way to the hiding-place."
"But even if the papers are in the
pocket of one of them, it may be pos
sible to steal them back."
"Hardly." She arose. "I fear that
the one chance is tho mere possibil
ity that Maku couldn't read the direc
tions. Then, if Walsh will speak
"Now, let me say something," he
said. "My name is Robert Orme.
Apparently we have common friends
in the Walllnghams. When I first
saw j-ou this afternoon, I felt that I
might have a right to your acquaint
ance a social right, if you like; a
sympathetic right, I trust"
He held out his hand. She took it
frankly, and the friendly pressure of
her fine, firm palm sent the blood
tingling through him.
"I am sorry," she said, "that I can't
give you my name. It would be un
fair Just now unfair to others; for
if you knew who I am, it might give
you a clue to the secret I guard."
"Some day, I hope, I may know,"
he said gravely. "But your present
wish Is my law. It is good of you to
let me try to help you."
At the same instant they became
conscious that their hands were still
clasped. The girl blushed, and gently
drew hers away.
"I shall call you Girl," Orme added.
"A name I like," she said. "My fa
ther uses It Oh, If I only knew what
that burglar wrote on the bill!"
Orme started. What a fool he had
been! Here he was, trying to help
tho girl, forcing her to the long, tired
recital of her story, when all the
time he held her secret in the table
in his sitting-room. For there was
still the paper on which he had copied
the abbreviated directions.
"Wait here," he said sharply, and
without answering the look of sur
prise on her face, hurried from the
room and to the elevator. A few
moments later he was back, the sheet
of paper in his hand.
"I can't forgive my own stupidity."
he said. "While I was puzzling over
the bill this evening I copied the
secret on a sheet of paper. When
Poritol came I put it away in a drawer
and forgot all about it But here it
is." He laid the paper on the little,
useless onyx table that stood beside
her chair.
She snatched it quickly and began
to examine it closely.
"Perhaps you can imagine how
those letters puzzled me," he volun
teered. "Hush!" she exclaimed; and then:
"Oh, this is plain. You wouldn't
know, of course, but I see It clearly.
There is no time to lose."
"You are going to follow this clue
now tonight?"
"Maku will read it on the bill, and
oh, these Japanese! If you have
one in your kitchen, you never know
whether he's a jinrlksha man, a col
lego student, or a vIce-admlraL"
"You will let me go with you?"
Orme was trembling for the answer.
He was still in the dark, and did not
know how far she would feel that
she could accept his aid.
"I may need you, Mr. Orme," she
said simply.
It pleased him that she brought up
no question of possible inconvenience
to him. With her, he realized, only
direct relations were possible.
"How much of a journey is lt?"he
ventured to. ask.
"Not very long. I intend to be
mysterious about it" She smiled
brightly. Her face had lighted up
wonderrully since he gave her the
paper that contained tho secret of
the bill.
But he knew that she must be
tired; so he said: "Can't you send me
of Language
these islands there is but one family
that talks the English language in Its
home. All the rest are as true to
their inherited tongue as they are to
their racial hue.
For a hundred years the Creoles of
Louisiana have been subject to Amer
ican influences, yet the ratio of those
who talk English at all is disappoint
ing. French is their habitual language
A Figure Swung From the Lower
alone on this errand? It may be late
before It Is done, and "
"And 1 will not sit and rest while
you do all the work. Besides, I can
not forego the excitement of tho
chase "
He was selfishly glad In her answer.
"Do we walk?" he asked.
"We will go In the motor," she
"Where is It?"
"I left It around tho corner. The
thought came to me that Mr. Poritol
might be here, and I didn't wish him
to recognize it"
Orme thought of the hard quest
the girl had followed that day bat
tling for her father's Interests. What
kind of a man could that father be
to let his daughter thus go into diffi
culties alone? But she bad said that
her father was unable to leave the
house. Probably he did not know how
serious the adventure might be. Or
was the loss of the papers so desper
ate that even a daughter must run
Together they went out to the
street Orrne caught a dubious glance
from the cleric, as they passed
through the lobby, and he resented
it Surely anyone could Bee
The girl led the way around the
corner into a side street There stood
the car. He helped her In and with
out a word saw that she was restfully
and comfortably placed In the seat
next to the chauffeur's. She did not
resist the implication of his mastery.
He cranked up, leaped to the seat
beside her, and took the levers.
"Which way. Girl?" he asked.
"North," she answered.
The big car swung out In the Lake
Shore Drive and turned in the direc
tion of Lincoln park.
"Evans, S. R."
Tho car ran silently through the
park and out on the broad Sheridan
road. Orme put on as much speed as
was safe in a district where there
were so many police. From time to
time the girl indicated the direction
with a word or two. She seemed to
be using the opportunity to rest, for
her attitude was relaxed.
The hour was about eleven, and the
streets were as yet by no means de
serted. As they swung along Orme
was pleased by the transition from
the ugliness of central Chicago to
the beauty of suburbs doubly beauti
ful by night The great highway fol
lowed the lake, and occasionally,
above the muffled hum of tho motor,
Orme could hear the lapping of the
wavelets on the beach.
The girl roused herself. Her bear
ing was again confident and un tired.
"Have you been up this way before?"
she asked.
"No. GirL"
"This is Buena park we are passing
now. We shall soon reach the city
Clouds had been gathering, and
suddenly raindrops began to strike
their faces. The girl drew her cloak
most closely about her. Orme looked
to see that she was protected, and
she smiled back with a brave attempt j
at home and their customary language
abroad. The French Canadian wants
to remain French and usually succeeds.
He speaks the Gallic tongue in the
privacy of his domicile, he keeps
books, preaches, traffics and swears in
French. Yet he has been under the
English flag and English laws for
m6re than a century and a half.
The Spanish tongue has shown great
staying powers in New Mexico and is
yet the dominating language in the
plateau section of the territory. After
51 years of territorial organization.
Branch Apparently Without Haste.
at cheerful comradeship. "Don't worry
about me," sho said. "I'm quite dry."
With that she leaned back and drew
from the tonneau a light robe, which
she threw about his shoulders.
The act was an act of partnership
merely, but Orme let himself Imagine
an evidence of solicitude In her
thoughtfulness. And then he demand
ed of himself almost angrily: "What
right have I to think such thoughts?
She has known me only an hour."
But to him that hour was as a
year, so rich was Its experience. He
found himself recalling her every
change of expression, her every char
acteristic gesture. "She has accepted
mo as a friend," he thought, warmly.
But tho joy of the thought was modi
fied by the unwelcome reflection that
the girl had had no choice. Still, he
knew that at least she trusted him,
or she would never have let him ac
company her, even though she seri
ously needed protection.
They were passing, a great ceme
tery. The shower had quickly ended.
The white stones and monuments fled
by the car like dim and frightened
ghosts. And now the car swung along
with fine houses, sot back in roomy
grounds, at the left the lake at the
"Do you know this city?" tho girl
"I think not Have wo passed the
Chicago limits?"
"Yes. We are In Evanston."
"Evanston!" Orme had a glimmer.
The girl turned and smiled at him.
"Evanston Sheridan oad."
"Evans S. R.!" exclaimed Orme.
She laughed a low laugh. "Ah,
Monsieur Dupin!" she said.
Speeding along the lake front, the
rend turned suddenly to the left and
west, skirting a large grove of trees
which hugged the shore. Just at the
turn was a low brick building on the
beach. "The life-saving station." ex
plained the girl; "and these are the
grounds of the university. The road
goes around the campus, and strikes
the lake again a mile or more farther
Large buildings were at their right
after they turned. Orme noted that
they were scattered among the trees
some near the street, some at a dis
tance back. Then the road again
turned to the north, at a point where
less imposing streets broke in from
the west and south.
"Stop at this corner," said the girt.
Orme threw on the brakes.
"We are in Evanston, on the Sheri
dan road," she said, "and this street
cutting in from the south Is Chicago
" 'Chi. A.!"' exclaimed Orme.
She had taken the paper from the
pocket of her coat, and was scan
ning it closely. "One hundred paces
north and two hundred and ten east
'T.' must mean 'tree.'"
Orme jumped to the ground. He
noticed that the university grounds
were cut off from the street by an
iron fence. There was a gate at the
corner by which they had stopped.
The gate was net closed. If It were
customary to shut it at night, there
had been some neglect on this partic
ular evening.
with English-speaking common schools
and courts, New Mexico is only able
to report a slight leavening of the
Spanish speech among the people of
Latin blood who live in the lowland
country. We are now teaching Eng
lish in the Philippines, but it is a safe
prediction that after a hundred years
of assiduous work we will find that
the Filipino still cherishes his native
Buenos Aires is called the town of
many languages. There are few cities
in the world having more newspapers
conraroHT 1909 gy vodd,viwd 3 cornAxrar
"You'd better go In through ths
gate," 6aid the girl, "and follow the
west fence northward for 100 paces.
Then turn east, at right angles and go
210 paces I suppose it must be paces,
no feet"
"Yes, ' said Orme. "That would be
the natural way for a burglar in a
hurry to-measure."
"I will move the car north on Sheri
dan road a little way," she went on,
"so as not to be In the glare of this
street light"
This was the first evidence she had
shown of nervousness, and Orme sud
denly realized that enemies might be
lurking among the trees.
"It might be well for you to take
the electric hand-lamp," she added.
It's in tho kit-box. I think."
He looked in the kit-box, but the
lamp was not there. He told
her so.
"Maku may have stolen It," she
Orme slipped a heavy wrench into
his pocket and closed the kit-box.
With the girl, he avoided any refer
ence to the possible presence of the
Japanese among the trees, but know
ing that he was no match for them
unarmed, with their skill in jiu-jitsu,
he resolved to be in some measure
He walked through the gate and
began to pace northward, keeping
close to the fence and counting his
steps. Meantime the car followed
his course, moving along the side of
the road just west of the fence. Orme
counted his hundred paces north, then
turned cast
He saw that the 210 paces which he
now had to take would carry him
well over toward the lake. The girl
evidently had not realized how great
the distance would be. She would be
nearer him, if she turned back to the
corner and followed the Sheridan
road eastward toward the life-saving
station, but Orme did not suggest this
to her, though the car was within
twenty feet of him, the other side of
the fence. If there should be a strug
gle, it would please him just as well
that she should be out of hearing,
for her anxiety, he knew, was al
ready great, though she kept It close
ly under control.
Eastward he went through the
trees. When he had covered about
half the distance he found himself
approaching the side of a large build
ing. There must be some mistake.
Had he deviated so widely, from tho
course? In leaving the fence he had
taken sights as carefully as ho could.
Then the explanation struck him.
Wal3h, the burglar, had probably
paced in eastward from the fence and
come to the building just as he had.
There was no good hiding-place ap
parent near at hand, and Walsh would
hardly have retraced his steps.
What, then, would he have done?
Orme asked himself. Why, he would
have turned north or south.
Orme looked In both directions.
North and south of the building were
open drivewr.ys. Walsh must have
gone around the building, then con
tinued eastward. This is what Ormo
now proceeded to do.
Remembering tho number of paces
to the side ox the building, he chose
the northwa:d course, because there
was less light north of the building.
He hugged the side of the building,
counting his steps, and, after reaching
the corner, turned eastward. He now
counted his paces along the northern
side of the building.
When he reached the corner of the
eastern side of the building, he
paced as far southward on the east
ern side as he had gone northward on
the western side, and on reaching a
point due east of the place at which
he had origirally come to the build
ing, he added the number of paces
from the fence to the building to the
number of paces he had taken along
the northern side of the building, and
continued eastward toward the lake.
At the two hundredth pace he
stopped to rcconnoiter. Not more
than two hundred feet ahead of him
he could see dimly, through the tree
trunks, the expanse of the' lake.
There was no sound, no evidence that
any other person was near.
He proceeded cautiously for ten
paces. Many trees were near him.
He would have to examine all of
them, for it was hardly possible that
he had followed Walsh's course with
unerring exactness. If the tree was
within twenty feet of him north or
south, that was as much as he could
One thing was clear to him.
Walsh had probably chosen a tree
that could easily be distinguished from
the others, either by its size or by
some peculiarity of form. Also, the
tree must have a hollow place in
which the envelope could be con
cealed. Orme now decided that
Walsh must have found bis tree first
and then paced westward to the fence.
The even number, 100 paces north
from the gate, could be only a coinci
dence. A little to his left Orme discovered
a trunk much larger than its neigh
bors. It ran up smoothly about eight
feet to the first limb. An agile man
could easily get up to this limb and
pull himself into the branches. A
cavity such as are so common in oaks,
would furnish a good place for hiding
the envelope away.
and of such varied tongues than the
capital of the Argentine Republic Al
together the number of dailies, week
lies, monthlies, and irregulars pub
lished aggregates ISO. Besides, of
course, the "national language," with
'its wide divergencies from Spanish,
there are papers published in Catalan,
in Italian. French, German and Eng
lish, in Basque, in Norwegian and in
Danish, in Arabic, Syrian, Hebraic,
Servian, and in several dialects, while
in the Chubut territory a Welsh organ
has considerable sale and influence.
He looked up. Suddenly a light ap
peared among the branches. It was a
short ray, striking against the trunk.
Before Orme could realize what was
happening a band appeared in the
little bar of radiance and was la
sorted apparently into the trunk of
the tree. A moment later it was
withdrawn. It held an oblong of
Involuntarily Orme took a step for
ward. A twig cracked under his foot.
Instantly the light went out
Orme drew tho wrench from his
pocket and stood tense. There was
no other tree quite close enough for
the man above him to spring to Its
branches. He would have to drop
near Orme.
Standing there, the wrench In his
hand, Orme felt that the advantage
was hi3. He heard rustlings in the
branches above his head and kept
himself alert to guard against the
man dropping on his shoulders.
To strike the Japanese down as he
dropped from the tree, that was his
plan. But meantime, where was the
other Japanese? Was he among the
near shadows? If so, he might evea
now be creeping stealthily toward
Orme. The likelihood of such an at
tack was disconcerting to think of.
But as Ofme was wondering about it,
it occurred to him 'that the man in
tho tree would not have gone on
guard so quickly, if his confederate
were near at hand. It was natural
that be should have put the light out,
but would he not immediately after
ward have given some slenal to the
friend below? And would he not take
it for granted that, were a stranger
near, his watcher would have man
aged to give warning? No, the other
Japaneso could not be on guard.
Perhaps, thought Orme, only one
of them had come on this quest He
hoped that this might be the case.
He could deal with one.
The man in the tree was taking his
own time to descend. Doubtless he
would await a favorable moment,
then alighting on the ground as far
from Orme as possible, make off at
top speed.
But now, to Orme's surprise, a flgj
ure swung from the lower branch ap
parently without haste. Once on the
ground, however, the stranger leaped
toward Orme.
An intuition led Orme to thrust out
his left arm. It was quickly seized,
but before the assailant couM twist
it, Orme struck out with the wrench,'
which was In his right hand. Swift
though the motion was, his opponent
threw up his free arm and partly
broke tho force of the blow. But the
wrench reached his forehead never
theless, and with a little moan, he
dropped to tho ground in a heap.
As Orme knelt to search the man,
another figure swung from the tree
and darted northward, disappearing
in the darkness. Orme did not pursue
it was useless but a sickening in
tuition told him that the man who
had escaped was the man who had
the envelope.
He struck a match. The man on
the ground was moving uneasily and
moaning. There was a scar on his
forehead. It was Maku.
Ho went through the unconscious
man's pockets. There was no enve
lope such as he was looking for, but
he did find a folded slip of paper
which he thrust into his own pocket
A discovery that interested him,
though it was not now important, he
made by the light of a second match.
It was the marked five-dollar bilL He
would have liked to take it as a
souvenir. If for no other reason, but
time was short and Maku, who evi
dently was not seriously hurt, showed
signs of returning consciousnes.
Another occurrence also hastened
him. A man was strolling along the
lake short, not far away. Orme had
not Been his approach, though he
was distinctly outlined against the
open background of lake and sky.
The stranger stopped. The striking
of the two matches had attracted his
"Havo you lost something?" he
"No," Orme replied.
The man started toward Orme, aa
If to investigate, and then Orme no
ticed that outlined on his head was a
policeman's helmet
To be found going through the
pockets of an unconscious man was
not to Orme's liking. It might be
possible to explain the situation well
enough to satisfy the local authori
ties, but that would involve delays
fatal to any further effort to catch
the man with the envelope.
India's National Dish.
Rice and curry is the national dish
in India. Just barely enough curry
to flavor, and each grain when cooked
is puffed up all by itself of snowy
lightness. Small quantities of meat,
or dried fish, are served with the cur
ry sauce, freshly made of cocoanut
water, peppers, tumeric, etc The
West African and West Indian do not
use curry, but season by boiling it
with a piece of salt fish, salt pork or
chicken. Polished rice Is a cheat, and
eaten exclusively Is deadly, so should
by right and law be kept out of New
That Ancient Judge.
The ancients certainly were great,
as we can learn by reading. Thse
was a Roman magistrate who fined
himself for speeding. He gave him
self a dressing down, evincing due re
pentance; acquired a lot of cheap re
sown and then suspended sentence.
The Popular M. D.
Flint Have you any divine dealers
out your way. old man?
Flyrte Have we? Say, there's a
young woman doctor next hot- that'
a peacherino.
To Lydia E. Pinkham'i
Vegetable Compound
Scottvilte, Mich. "I want to tell
you how much good LydiaE.PInkham'a
vegetable com
pound and SanauTS
Wash have done msv
I live on a farm ana
have worked verj
hard. I am forty
five vears old. ana
i: am the mother of
? thirteen children.
Many people think
it strange that I am
not broken down
with hard work and
tho care of mv fam.
ily, but I tell them of my good friend,
?our Vegetable Compound, and that
here will be no backache and bearing'
down pains for them if they will take
it as I havo. I am scarcely ever with,
out it in the house.
"I will say also that I think there il
so better medicine to be found' fot
?oung girls to build them up and make
hem strong and well. My eldest
daughter has taken Lydia . Pink,
ham's Vegetable Compound for pain?
ful periods and irregularity, and it has
always helped her.
"I am always ready and willing to
epcak a good word for tho Lydia E.
Pinkham s Remedies. I tell every one
I meet that I owe my health and hap
piness to these wonderful medicines
Mrs. J.G. Jonxsox,Scottville,MIch
mD. 3.
Lydia E.Flnkham'8 Vegetable Com.
Txiund, made from native roots and
herbs, contains no narcotics or harm,
ful drugs, and to-day holds the record
for the largest number of actual cures
Of terrain diseases.
Harvest Time in Florida
For tho farmers oi tho Pcnsacola Dis
trict. Seventeen cents a day will let you
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us today for our booklet describing how
we help our farmers make good. Our
ol! expert and demonstration farm maka
mistakes impossible.
Embryo Man-of-war's Man at Last
Convinced Officer He Was At
tending to His Duty.
This is the story of one of the mem
bers of the Massachusetts Naval Re
serves. On the second night of the
cruise of the San Francisco one of
the amateur tars was on watch. The
night was clear, and myriads of stars
twinkled in the sky, hut there was no
moon. Suddenly the reserve sang out.
"Light aboy!" "Where away?" asked
the officer of the deck. "Far, far
away," replied the would-be man-of-war's
man. When the officer had re
covered from the shock occasioned by
this unseamanlike answer he looked
over tho rail in the direction indi
cated by the reserve's finger, and
then he had another fit. "What's the
matter with you?" growled the officer.
"Can't you recognize the rising moon
when you see it?" "Moon! moon!"
stammered the embryo sea dog. "I
beg your pardon, sir! Then he
shouted, as if making amends for bit
error, "Moon ahoy!"
As It Appeared in Print.
Senator Newlands of Nevada war
oaring in debate one day. soaring K;
high he "bit the ceiling." He realize,
he was getting a trifle flowery and to
excuse himself said: "Indeed. Mr.
President, perfervld oratory may bo
pardoned, for this subject furnishes
all the food eloquence needs."
That sounded pretty good to Mr.
Newlands, but he was a bit abashed
when he read In the Congressional
Record next day that he asserted his
topic "furnished all the food elephants
Disapproving Constituents.
"How Is your member of congress
spending the holidays?"
"Doin nothln at home Instead of la
A woman's Idea of a great financier
Is a man who can straighten out her
expense account.
When the millennium comes there
will be schools to which Janitors and
railway porters 'will be sent to learn
something about ventilation.
Even a stingy man loosens up when
asked for advice.
Health and Natural Conditions Come
From Right Feeding.
Man, physically, should be like a
perfectly regulated machine, each
part working easily In its appropri
ate place. A slight derangement
causc3 undue friction and wear, and
frequently ruins the entiro system.
A well-known educator of Boston
found a way to keep tho brain and
the body In that harmonious co-operation
which makes a Joy of living.
"Two years ago," sho writes, "being
In a condition of nervous exhaustion,
I resigned my position as teacher,
which I had held for over 40 years.
Sinco then the entire rest has, of
course, been a benefit, but the use of
Grape-Nuts has removed cne great
cause of illness in the past, namely,
constipation, and its attendant evils.
"I generally make my entiro break
fast en a raw egg beaten into four
spoonfuls of Grape-Nuts, with a little
hot milk or hot water added. I like
It extremely, my food assimilates, and
my bowels take caro of themselves.
I find my brain power and physical
endurance much greater and I know
that the use of tho Grape-Nuts has
ccntributed largely to this result
"It is with feelings of gratitude that
I write this testimonial, and trust it
may be the means of aiding others In
their search for health." Name given
by Postuxn Co., Battle Creek, Mich.
Read the little book, "The Road to
Wellville," in pkgs. "There's a Rea
son." Kver reed the aliOTe. letter? A
cue appnrn frem ttate to tine. They
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