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The Social Pirates.-:-
Plot by George Bronson Howard
Novelization by Hugh C. Weir ::: Copyright Kalem Company
No. 13 In the Service of the State
"Mary," said Mom Hirtly, in a'
low tone, to her chum, Mary Burnett,
"don't look over at once. But there
is a man across the street who has
been following us for ten minutes.
I've seen him before, but I can't place
Mary laughed. She leaned close
to Mona. TT11 look in a minute,"
she said. And then: "I know him!
His fcname is Jones he's a United
States secret service man."
"Well?" said Mona, flatly. "Mary
what has a secret service man to
do with us?"
"That's the secret of it, I suppose I"
said Mary. "At any rate, we're likely
to find out. You know, Mona there
are people who would say that our
way of getting along was very far
from being what it should be."
"You're right, of course," said
Mona. "I'm nervous, I think that's
"Well, get over if! He's coming
over, and he's going to speak to us.
I'm sure I Don't act as if vou thought
there was anything odd '
The next moment, indeed, Jones
was beside them, hat in hand, beam
ing. "Miss Hartley, Miss Burnett 1" said
Jones. "You don't know how glad
I am to see you I I was not certain
it is some time since I have seen any
thing of you"
"We must be getting old, Mona,
said Mary, with a laugh, "if it takes
an effort to recognize us"
"You're unkind," said Jones, re
proachfully. Then, all at once his
manner changed. "Seriously, he
said, "I am extremely anxious to have
a talk with you. There is a matter of
the gravest importance, in which, I
believe, you, and you only, can help
me. I wonder if you would come in
here with me and have some tea,
perhaps, while we talk?"
And so, a few moments later, they
were sitting with him at a secluded
table. They gave their order; he
waited until the tea things had been
brought, and then he leaned toward
them, speaking in a low, confidential
"It's my business, as you must
know," he said, "to be aware of a
good many things. I understand,
very fully something of your lives.
I know that you have no incomes
that the comfort in which you live
you must supply yourselves. It will
be simpler if you will believe that I
could, if I chose, give you-a very
complete summary of everything that
you have done for a good many
months 1" ,,
"I think you had better come to the
point, Mr. Jones," said Mary.
"I agree I" said Jones. "I will be
frank, then. You have been able
more than once, to get the best of
men who have fancied themselves ex
tremely clever. I want you to under
take the task once more and this
time, if you succeed, you will place
me under the heaviest of obligations
and you will, what is far more im
portant, do a great service to the
United States a service so important
that it would be impossible to over
estimate it! , ,,
"Thfs country, as you must know,
he said, "depends for its security
against attack, in a very large meas
ure, upon its coast defenses. To put
the matter briefly, a secret that is
vital seems about to fall to the
hands of a foreign power and ot that
foreign power, moreover, which is
most likely, to use its knowledge
ag"Oh '""said Mona. "But how could
""What has happened is this," said
Jones. "A man named Hawkins, let
us say, was in a position to make trac
ings of certain drawings plans, and
so on. He was trusted he betrayed
his trust. He made the tracings; he
has sold them to a man whom I shall
tion of responsibility. It would be
impossible to onug .u-b; b-":
him without proof of the most definite
r . ., nt mv farts hut I
sort 1 ' ". Y
cannot prove them. I know that X
is a spy ot tne mosi u"s'
but I am almost alone in my knowl-
'Wtiere it he?" asked Mary.
"I am telling you everything, said
it t t :fi k nn hin wav to
ones. nc win r,,
Halifax within a few hours. He will
sail from there on a nncr m
a call at Rotterdam. I am certain of
this and that the plans will be with
him. Now I want you to sail on
the same steamer, as Ishall do my
self. I want you to help me recover
thSLetPsdo'it," said Mary. "We'd be
doing something for our country,
Monl Wouldn't that be worth
""I'thought you would feel sol" said
Jones, triumphantly. "But there will
be a more substantial return than
that of knowing that you have done
a patriotic act, I will promise you
thai the reward, will be adequate
there is a large contingent fund, for
which no accounting need be made
"Not" said Mona, with decision.
"I'd never accept pay"
"Nor I!" echoed Mary. "Our ex
pensesbut no more. We 11 go gladly,
on those terms, Mr. Jones.
"That shall be as you choose, of
course," he said. "Can you start to
night? You had better travel separate
ly, and on the steamer it would be
well if you failed, even, to strike up
the customary ocean acquaintance
ship if you let it appear that you dis
liked one another. I shall be on board
but I will know neither of you offi
cially." The girls nodded understanding!.
"You want to expose Mr. X, don't
you?" said Mary. "Isn't it true that
he has such a position that he is very
fully trusted?"
"Yes. My warnings are laughed at.
There is no reason why he should not
execute this mission, return, and con
tinue his work. He has covered his
tracks so cleverly that he appears to
be entirely immune from suspicion.
But if I can prove that he has those
papers and, of course, get them from
him his usefulness as a spy will be at
an end, in this country at least. And
I can tell you that I will regard that
is the best piece of work I have
10''You can count on us," said Mona.
"I only hope we will really be able to
help I Come, Mary if we're going to
start on such short notice we must
hurry home. It takes time to pack.
It was a matter of moments only to
complete the few arrangements still
to be made. ' Jones furnished them
with tickets; he had reserved several
stale room v
"J tr to be prepared for emergen-j
cies," he said. "I knew I would need
help I didn't know at all who would
be with me. But there will be no de
lay. I shall not see you again until
we meet as entire strangers."
"Does Mr. X know you?" asked
"I think not," said Jones with a
good deal of satisfaction. "His peo
ple are very fond of laughing at our
secret service but we manage to
turn i trick ourselves once in a
Even in the bustle of sailing it was
not difficult for the two girls to make
a guess as to which of the passengers
was Mr. X. They both fastened upon
a man who was booked as Mr. Arm
strong. He appeared to be bored, in
stead of excited, by the incidents of
departure. His manner indicated that
it was all an old story to him. And
the deference that was paid to him by
the office of the distracted purser, re
vealed his importance.
Mary, without any real plan in
her mind as yet, still determined to
waste no time. She was really well
versed in the routine of travel, but
from the moment she went on board
she played the part of a helpless
traveler, unaccustomed to the most
ordinary things of shipboard life. She
haunted the office of the distracted
purser, and he seemed to be entirely
willing to give up his time to her. He
answered her questions, promised to
see to her chair, her seat at table, all
the other things.
"You're so good to me, Mr. Shel
ly I" she told him, in wide-eyed in
nocence. "I must be a frightful nui
sance?" "Nuisance not a bit of it. Miss
Burnett!" he assured her, gallantly.
"I know how strange it must seem
the first time you cross. Just you
leave everything to me I'll see that
you have such comfortable trip
that you'll never cross on any other
boat. You'll understand, won't you,
if I have to run away and leave you
constantly? There are all sorts of
things that I have to attend to peo
ple who don't like their cabins, and
cranks of all sorts."
"Of course you musn t let me
bother you I"
"You could never do that I Once
we're off I'll have much more time
you must let me show you the ship
then I"
Jones, as a secret service man nat
urally would be, was an amused wit
ness of Mary's dealings with the pur
ser. And that night, when they were
at sea, he contrived an opportunity to
see the two girls.
"I've found out a tew things, he
said. "Qur man, just as I expected,
has taken the state cabin, as they call
it a regular suite, really two state
rooms, brass bed, private bath all
that sort of luxury. No wonder his
government has to pay I He's plan
ning to keep to himself pretty well,
we'll find." ;
"A man traveling with such danger
ous baggage would, 1 fancy,' said
"Right I I'm almost sure he has no
suspicion that he has been followed
He looked over all the passengers
pretty carefully he was one oi inc
first aboard, you know. I made my
self conspicuous as I could, you
noticed 1"
"You certainly did I" said Mary,
with a laugh. "While I was trying
to find out things from the purser you
were simply brutal in your interrup
tions! I couldn't have the man to
myself for five minutes. Hes thor
oughly convinced that you're a very
important newspaper correspondent,
and he's going to see that you give
, . - iU. I. ha I"
a gooa repori oi ui " ,
t ...... what vnu were doing!
laughed Jones. "Well, you simply
anticipated my suggestion. It s going
K rv imnnrtant for one of you
to be on good terms wun
t IiaM Ac, a enod deal for me,
but I won't take chances by asking
He didn't offer to show
you tne state suite, am uci
"No," said Mary, regretfully. "
never thought to ask!"
that." said Tones, com'
-larntlv. "He showed me over the
whole ship. Awful bore it was, too
I crossed in her nan a aozen nines
before he got his berth, and I imagine
I know things about her he hasn t
even suspected yetl But I wanted a
look at Mr. X. s canm ana i got u.
There's a small safe in there and
?hllv exnlained to me that he and
the passenger occupying the suite are
the only ones who have the combina
tion. Its cnangea ior every voyage
and even the captain doesn't know
it I" t '
"He'll keep his papers there, of
course?" said Mona.
"VJr don't have to worry so much
about where he's hidden those valua
ble papers. Unless all signs tail we
know that what we've got to do is to
get that safe opened, by one of the
two men who can do it. If he'd
turned his stuff over to the purser for
safe keeping I'd be a lot more dubious
because a purser's strong room is
the real thing. And Shelly is rather
stuoid and verv faithful and con
scientious. I couldn't have done any
thing with him.
"Just what do you expect to "do as
it is?" asked Mona.
"One of you and Miss Mary has
started, so that she'd better be the
one will have to make friends with
Shelly. The other will have to see
if there's a human side to X. There
must be, you know he must be sus
ceptible in some way."
I don't like his looks," said Mona.
"And I doubt very much whether he'll
see anything in me."
"You'll have to try," said Mary.
"Oh, I'll do that," said Mona.
Mona lost no time in attempting to
arouse the interest of the mysterious
Mr. X. It seemed to be well under
stood on board that Armstrong was
not his real name; that he was some
important, and probably, official per
sonage, who chose to travel under an
assumed name. He excited a good
deal of curiosity, but there was no at
tempt to intrude upon his evident de
sire to be alone.
On an American ship it might have
been different. But on this vessel
were passengers much more accus
tomed to the peculiar ways of an of
ficial caste. Armstrong's privacy was
rather pointedly respected, rie took
no part in the common life of the
ship. He was never in the smoking
room; the chance games of cards,
when tables were made up, on the
spur of the moment for bridge or
poker, never claimed him., He seemed
to see no fun in throwing rope quoits
at stick; sad he passed the devotees,
of shuffleboard with a tolerant smile.
He made no friends at meals, for he
was careful to take his meals always
after the passengers at the table had
returned to decn; this, when .he did
not eat in the solitary stale of his
own state rooms.
So Mona saw herseii deprived of
the aid of all the pleasant cultivators
of acquaintanceship that so abound
on a ship. On the ocean the conven
tions are relaxed; introduction are
dispensed with more often than not.
But thouKh plenty of the men among
the passengers found excuse for talk
ing with her, ior joining in her walks
about the wind-swept decks, Mr. X.
held aloof. It he noticed her at all
he gave no sign, and Mona, though
she might have managed it skilfully
enough, was afraid to resort to the
crude stratagem of boldly beginning
the acquaintance herseii.
She did as much as she thought was
sate. One day, when she saw that he
was coming toward her, she stood at
the rail, peering out over the waves.
Calculating her time to a nicety, she
dropped tne case that contained lier
marine glasses. Thty fell at the feet
ot the selt-styled Armstrong; in a mo
ment, cap in hand, he was bowing be
fore her.
"Permit me," he said, handing her
the case.
"Oh, thank you, so much I" said
Mona prettily confused. "What a
clumsy thing to do I I'm so afraid
they're broken"
bravely he took the case from her,
drew out the glasses, and inspected
"You are fortunate," he said. "They
are quite uninjured. 1 congratulate
He restored them to her then, and
she had, perforce, to look through
them at a distant gull. And when sue
turned, expecting to find him at her
aide, he had gone. She bit her lip; a
certain chagrin at her failure to
arouse his interest, that was wholly
personal, sent the color into her
cheeks. It was a feeling distinct from
her disgust at the effect of his action
upon the more important phase of her
work, but it promised to rankle. It
was a long time since any man whom
Mona had deigned to notice had
turned away from her. She turned to
go back to her chair, and saw X. re
garding her, speculatively, faintly
amused, from a spot a little distance
"Beast!" she said to herself. "He's
perfectly sure I dropped those glasses
intentionally for him to pick up I I
wonder am I getting clumsy, or is
he preternaturally wise and experi
enced? He looks like ' the sort of
man that women are supposed to find
irresistible I" '
But though Mona's determination
to succeed was only sharpened by
this incident, she was obliged to ad
mit to herself, after a few more
days, that she had met a man at last
who was entirely impervious to her
The two girls had followed the sug
gestion of Jones; they contrived with
out resorting to anything obvious, to
give the ship the impression that they
disliked one anotlier. Line an tne
women on board, they spoke, but
each was cold and distant. It seemed
that they were of opposite and in
stinctively antagonistic types.
Meanwhile, though Mona had failed
in her part of the undertaking,
Mary's triumph was complete. Her
subjugation of the purser was the talk
of the ship. The two took long walks
about the decks; heads nodded as
they passed, and there were many
smiles and whispers about the bud
ding romance. Shelley found Mary
captivating; it was difficult for her to
keep his ardor within bounds at all.
He sighed, talked of his wretched
work, that almost forbade him to
marry: confifided to her that he in
tended as soon as he could, to find
work ashore.
"This sort of thing is all very well
for a time," he told her. "But when
a chap begins to think of marrying
and settling down why, the sea's no
place for him, then I"
"Oh oh!" said Mary, innocently.
"Why, when I first came aboard, you
told me that you loved your work,
Mr. Shelley I"
"Oh, well one says lots of things
one finds one was mistaken about,
when one has time to think 1" he said
fatuously. "
Shelley was far gone, indeed; there
could be no doubt about that. And
Jones, taking note of everything, was
well satisfied, on the whole. He knew
that Mona had failed, but he had
never built very strong hopes upon
the outcome of her attempt to pene
trate the shell of Mr. X. He knew
very well that in the spy he was op
posed by an antagonist who would
require the very best efforts of any
who opposed him. And his determina
tion to recover the plans was not one
whit daunted by the increasing dark
ness of the outlook.
The day before the steamer was to
dock saw the three conspirators again
in consultation.
"By Jove it looks pretty bad!"
said Jones. "Now, if we were on an
American liner, going into New York,
I'd have no difficulty! I'd have that
safe opened in a jiffy on the plea that
he was a smuggler and get the
chance to search things I"
Mary started.
"Wait a minute!" she said, sud
denly. "I believe I've got an idea it's
terribly risky but, if there was any
real trouble, you could get us all out
of it, sooner or later, couldn't you?"
"As soon as I could reach the near
est American minister with my cre
dentials," said Jones. "But that sort
of thing is frowned on the State de
partment doesn't want to have to get
its agents out of trouble very often."
"Oh, I don't really believe it would
come to that," said Mary. "I was just
thinking it would be well to have an
anchor to windward that's all. When
I've told you the whole idea you'll
see why.
"Go ahead don't keep us in sus
pense," said Mona. She spoke rather
sharply; she was still irritated and
disturbed by her failure. It had
touched her pride and it was be
cause she realized that that she was
1 here II be festivities of some sort
tonight," said Mary. "Mr. Shelley is
full of the plans. A quite wonderful
dinner the captain's dinner, you
know. And music afterward, and a
chance to dance, perhaps. All the
women are to bring out their very
prettiest gowns we're to be very
Well? said Jones.
Listen!" said Mary. And she un
folded her plan. They listened in the
growing excitement, but it was not
long before Mona clapped her hands
"Oh, that's splendid, Mary I" she
"Well will it work?" Mary asked
Jones, when she had finished.
"I believe it will I" he said, drawing
a long breath. "My hat is off to you
I believe you've hit upon the way out
of our difficulties! Win or lose
you've given us the gambler's chance,
that all we have a right to expect!
And if we win oh, it's worth trying,
a thousand times!"
"You see the risk don't you? said
Mary. "There's no use letting our
selves think that it will be easy.
We've got to work together and
yet not let a soul on board suspect
that we're doing anything of the
"Oh, of course," said Mona. "How
lucky that we arranged to stay apart
through the voyage as we did I I
couldn't see just why that was neces
sary when we arranged it and yet,
if we had not, there would have been
no chance even to try this plan of
yours, Mary."
"Well to work thenl" said Mary.
"You both understand? You won't be
at the dinner, Mr. Jones?"
"I'm dreadfully sorry," he said, in
mock distress. "But I feel one of my
terrible headaches coming on, and I'll
have to see the ship's surgeon and
ask him to get me a little relief and
incidentally, establish a bit of evi
dence that may come in handy later
on !"
"It's too bad you have to miss all
the fun," said Mona, mockingly.
"1 think I'll be able to bear up,"
he said, with a grin. "I rather sus
pect I'll be cured tonight! And I'll
eat a big lunch to make up for the
dinner I shall have to miss. On sec
ond thought, I'll wait until after lunch
before I see the doctor!"
Mona and Mary were both radiant,
that night, when they appeared at the
captain's dinner. Both were superbly
dressed; those who knew of the cool
ness between them whispered to one
another that each had evidently de
termined to outshine the other.
It would have been hard to say
which of them had succeeded. Indeed,
honors between them appeared at
first glance, to be even. But it was
not long before all eyes were drawn
to a superb necklace of diamonds
that Mona wore. It dimmed the luster
of every other jewel, although sev
eral of the other women wore orna
ments of unusual brilliancy and beau
ty. And it was impossible for any
one who could not take the necklace
and examine it closely to see that it
consisted, not of diamonds, but of
imitation stones so cleverly wrought
that any but an expert eye must have
been deceived.
Mary started with well feigned
jealousy when she saw the stones.
She turned to the purser, and, in
tending, as it seemed, that only he
should hear her, but speaking loudly
enough for the others at the table to
catch her meaning, said:
"Don't you think that such a dis-
filay of jewels is very bad taste? A
ew simple rings but for a young
girl to wear such a string of hug
stones as that I Well, I was brought
up not to believe in so much display I"
"I say it is rather startling!" ad
mitted the purser. "Still I suppose
she likes to show them off I It isn't
everyone who can wear such a for
tune as that around her neckl"
"Perhaps everyone doesn't want
to," said Mary, icily.
And her eyes went back ot the
jewels, time and again, throughout
the dinner, and later, when dancing
began. The great main saloon had
enclosed a part of the deck, too, for
those who wanted the air. And in
the brilliant confusion of the scene
no one saw Mona stealthily appro
priate a tiara from one dancer; a jew
eled ornament of another sort from
"Here I" said Mona. She had come
straight from the dancing floor with
her booty wrapped in a handkerchief;
she handed it to Jones, who was wait
ing for her in the empty and deserted
corridor near the state room in which
he was supposed to be trying to find
relief from his headache in sleep.
"Good girl!" said Jones, taking it
eagerly. "That's the part that has
worried me most! I was afraid you
would be caught in the act and we
would have had a frightfully difficult
time in explaining that!"
"I was frightened myself," said
Mona. "But I had to make up in
some fashion for the way I failed
with Mr. X."
"Hurry hack you mustn't risk any
delay," said Jones. "I'll be waiting
As Mona went back she unfastened
her necklace and held it in her hand.
Her brief absence had not been no
ticed; she found a partner waiting
eagerly for her, and was swept into
the maze of dancers at once. As she
passed Mary, dancing with the purser,
she nodded slightly, and a moment
later, Mary, as if by accident, brushed
against her. In the momentary con
tact Mona slipped her necklace into
Mary's corsage.
And five minutes later, as she
passed a mirror, she screamed sud
denly: Instantly every woman In the room
felt for her own jewelry, and two
more added their outcry to Mona's.
"Ladies be calm I" said the captain.
He had stopped the music; he spoke
quietly, but sternly. "Rest assured
that it is impossible for you to lose
your property on this ship. The thief
cannot get away. I shall ask every
one present to submit to a search
suspecting no one, but thus giving the
innocent a certain way to prove their
innocence I"
No one objected; to do so would
have seemed like a confession of
guilt. Men and women divided to
submit to the search. And Mona's
necklace was found when Mary's turn
"There there's some horrible mis
take!" gasped Mary, "I never took
it! How can anyone suspect me of
such a thing?"
She burst into hysterical sobbing.
Shelley indignantly took her part;
some one, he insisted, must have play
ed a trick on Mary. But the captain
brushed aside their protests; he
spoke sternly and with the weight
of authority, to the purser.
"I cannot go behind the evidencel"
he said, gravely. "The young woman
must be confined In her cabin until
we land; it will then be a matter for
the attention of the shore police."
"This is my necklace but where
are the other jewels that were taken?"
asked Mona. She was following the
captain and Shelley, who were escort
ing Mary to her cabin.
And then, in the corridor, they en
countered Jones, who appeared, coat
less, and showing evidence of having
been asleep. He demanded an expla
nation of the odd scene from Shelley.
And when he had it he looked grave.
"Perhaps I may he able to throw
some light on this terrible affair, cap
tain," he said. "I think you have made
a terrible mistake!"
"I cannot admit that, Mr. Jones!"
said the captain. "But I shall be glad
to hear what you have to tell."
"It will not take long, captain. As
you know, I was unable to attend the
dinner on account of a severe head
achewhich is only just beginning to
yield to the doctor's medicine. During
the evening I lay in my berth, with
my door open, and my light out. I
saw Mr. Armstrong, as he calls him
self, go into his room first looking
about to make sure that he was not
observed. This aroused my curiosity
and I looked in upon him. He
thought, I suppose, that my room was
empty. I saw him take some jewels
a tiara and some other ornaments
from his pocket and place them
in his safe I"
"I knew it!" cried Mary, hysterical
ly. "He must have placed that neck
lace on me to throw suspicion against
me I"
"That is a very serious charge,"
said the captain.
"You can prove its truth by having
the safe opened the purser, here, has
the combination, I understand," said
iones. "Captain, suppose you stay
ere with Miss Burnett. Let Mr. Shel
ley and Miss Hartley, one of the
victims, examine the saie. I will
undertake to keep Mr. Armstrong
The captain hesitated, but yielded,
in the end. And now Jones covertly
returned the jewels to Mona, and she
held them as she went with the pur
ser to the room of Mr. X. He knelt
by the safe; just as she heard the
tumblers fall at the opening, Mona
cried out:
"Someone is coming Mr. Arm
strong, I'm afraidl"
Shelley rushed to the door, and
peered out. In a moment Mona
reached the safe, drew out a pack
age of papers and threw in the jewels.
And when the purser came back only
the jewels were in the safel His de
light knew no bounds. He rushed off
at once to carry the good news to
Mary. And Mona, at Jones' door,
knocked. At once he reached out
his hand and took the plans and she
heard the striking of a match. A
minute would be enough to burn the
drawings that', in the hands of a hos
tile power;' plight have worked in
calculable injury to the United
States! , .J
The captain was profuse in his
apologies to Mary. And she assailed
Mr. X., for whom a steward had been
sent, with the uttermost bitterness.
"This is madness!" he burst out,
angrily. "To accuse me of a crime
of a vulgar theftl You say the jewels
were placed in my safel I will dis
prove that by opening it before your
eyes I"
"It has been opened already, sir,"
said the captain. "The jewels were
found I"
"By whom?" asked Mr. X., his face
"By my purser, sir and by this
lady, one of your intended victims!"
And then, as he looked at Mona, a
look of understanding came into the
spy's eye. There was hatred in his
eyes, too but he knew that he was
powerless. To tell the truth would
be to expose himself anew.
"Unless the victims of your intend
ed crime insist, I shall not cause your
arrest," said the captain. The jewels
have been restored I shall ask these
ladies to spare my ship a scandal!"
And urged by Mary, who magnani
mously forgave the suffering he had
caused her, Mona and the others al
lowed themselves to be persuaded not
to press the charge against Mr. X.t
While exertmg itself to meet an'
imperative order from France at the
beginning of .the Franco-Prussian -"
war, a factory fat Ilion, N. Y., made
1,200 complete military rifles in a sin
gle day, besides transforming 300
muzzle-loaders into breech-loaders, '
Throw Away Your Eyeglasses 1
Prominent Eye Specialist on the
Witness Stand Swears He is Taking
Glasses From Patients Every Day
Ejaalfht StrngthB4 50 in On
Weak' Tim in Muy ImIucm.
Buffalo, N. T. Thl atartllnf aaaovnoa
Iment will eoond the keynote of ior to many
who wear flaaeee, ud olio to thoae who
neve oertatn other or troubiee. In a recent
trial la tho United Bio tee Court At Buffalo,
on of tho moat promt nan t eye epeotalieta
In tha otato of Now York wma oallad aa an
'expert, and teetlOed that nearly avoir day
i ha took glaaaoa from aoma of hie patlente.
iOno of tho lawyero In tho eaao. who had
'worn flaMoa for twenty yeara, wn ao 1m-
freeaed with tho teetlmony of thta expert
hat ha dooldod to treat hli own eyea and
oaa If ha oould fat rid of hla gtaoooa. Aftar
a period of throo week a treatment, much
to hla amaiement, ha laid tham aalda, and
'now doeo not foal tho naad of tham. Ono
lof hla frlanda mot hlra on tho atraat and
aakad him what had brought about tho
iohaiiffa In hla appearance, aa ho lookad ton
weere younger. 1 'Oat tin f rid of glaeaae la
lhe oauee of It," tha lawyer anaworad.
'Whan aakad how ha had aooorapllahod amok
aurprlalns wondera, he aaldt "It la a vary
almpbe mattar, ao atmplo. In fact, thai any
ono oan follow tha aamo method. Juat tall
tham to to to any drug atoro and ft a
tuba of Bon-Opto. dliaolvo one tablet In a
?uartor flaaa of water, and bathe tha area
rom thrao to four tlmaa daily. It oan bo
ftraparad and uaed at home, It 1i abaolute
y harmloaa, and tha quick rwulte It glvoa
la aatonlahtne;."
Ifotet Wboa the abooa ertiele wet etown to a
pmnlaeat dlr parrklea, ha aald: "Tol Boa-Opte
la iraly a wendirfal aye iwaoar. I a oatd U
fary aooMafully la my araoUe aa petlente whoat
eyea wan Mralnea tkroufh ever work or uoSl (lama.
1 oaa hlihlr raoomaMnd It la eeesa of weak, watery,
aeelaf. amarUng, itching, burning eyaa. red 114a,
blurred vWom, eyea Inflamed from aipoaure to moke,
MB. duet or wind.
The auaufeoturare hate raca omfldama ta Boa
Opto thai laer ruaraatoa k will etrenithen tha ere
atcU M par oent In one weefe'i time la many lei
rtaaoav ar Ihey will refund the Boner. Sinee the
above artlale baa bean pwaUabaa. the demand far
Ban Opt baa been ao great that Ue Bharman
MeConaaU Drag Company Kara) hi Oaukhe hare been
beet baa? ftlUac erdera far U
The Officers and Directors
The Omaha National Bank
Omaha, Nebraska
Take Pleasure in Announcing the
Fiftieth Anniversary
Of the Founding of the Bank
July the Second
Nineteen Hundred and Sixteen
They avail themselves of this opportunity
to express their appreciation
of the cordial business and personal relations
that have existed and which they hope may
be continued for many years to come
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