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be around regularly to keep your refriger
ator filled and your food from spoiling.
Haven't ordered ice from us? Well, you
oght to, and at once. We are supplying
most of your neighbors. Why not you too.
Hickman Ice & Coal Co.
JOHN DILLON. Jr.. Manager.
We are installing a "DAY CIRCUIT,"
and our lines will carry 2300 volts of
electricity twenty-four hours per day.
Telephone and Telegraph employees are
specially warned to avoid contact with
Jiickman Ice & Coal Co.
J. T. DILLON, Manager)
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B. C. Hale, Sr Vice President
J. H. Russet!, Ass't. Cashier.
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Nm. tvow saw-
troy k.j you suppose tnatT"
"Because while t General Waiting
ton's headquarters he mentioned that
you had asked permission to take your
father Colonel Mortimer, of the
Queen's Rangers to his home at Elm
hurst You left, as I understand, an
hour or two ahead of us. Am I right T"
"Yes, air; this is Colonel Mortimer's
"Thea wo will pass on without detaining-
you longer, as we ride to
"Merely That Tom Claire Mertlmsr,"
and Uftln the Hat, the Young
Rider Waa Revealed aa My Lady.
haste. I aet your father onco; may
I ask Iw his wound fat serious V
"Serious, yea, but not mortal; b
was shot In the right side whs akak
ton felL Uts horse was hit a' Hit
mm time, and the animal's death
etruggles nearly killed his rider. Tfcs
sargeaa says he say be las fas
I reaehed eat Bay haad, and wttb
Jast aa Instant's hesitation, be retwa
ed tbe class warmly.
"My father Is suffering teo aaea tot
ae to ask that yew speak to blot.
Major Lawrence," he said a little all
ly. "Perbapa later, at JClmhurat "
"I understand perfectly," I Interrupt,
ed. "I am wy glad to bare met you.
We shall ride within a abort distance
of ElmbursL Shall I Ie.ve word ther
that you are comlngt"
"Ob, no," qulokly, bis bene tsklns
a step backward, aa though to a sud-.
dea tug of the rein. "That would b
useless, as there la no one there."
"Indeed I I thought possibly yeui
The lad shook his bead, glancing te
ward tbe carriage. Tbe slight motion
made me think again of the wounded
maa we were detaining, and remind
ing me as well of my own duty.
"Then good-night, sir. Sergeant. w
will trot on."
The lad touched my sleevo, even ni
I pricked my horse with the Bpur, asi
I drew the rein taut In surprise
"What is ir
"Could you send your men forward,
and ride with ae a moment? You
could catch up with them easily with
in a mile or two. II bare a word
I wish to nay to you alone.
The v. a was low, tremulous; tbi
request one I saw no reason to re
fuse. "Why, certainly. Sergeant, taki
your men down tbe road at an easy
.trot. I will Join you presently."
They went by us like shadows, lear
Ing a cloud of dust behind. The boy
spoke a brief word to thoie In charge
of the carriage, and It also began to
move slowly forward.
"We will go ahead." he said, sultlns
the action to the word. "What I wish
to say will not take long."
Within a mlnuto. rldlno- iMa hv .m.
our horses walking rapidly, we wer
out or signt of the lumping shadow ol
she ambulance. I glanced aside ourl
ously at my companion, noting the
outline of his slondor, erect figure,
wondering vaguely what bis message
could bo. Had Claire spokon to him
of meT Waa be going to tell me about
his sister? Wo must have ridden a
quarter of a mile before he broke the
"Major Lawrence," be bogac, and 1
noticed the face waa not turned to
ward me. "I am sure you are not de
ceived, although you act the part
"I hardly understand."
"Ob, but I am aure yon do. I I
oould not permit you to go away de
"But, my boy, this la a mystery"
"Do you mean to insist you do not
know have not recognised met"
"I what can you meant"
"Merely that I am Claire Mortimer,"
and lifting the hat, tbe young offi
cer waa revealed in the dim light aa
my lady. "Surely you knew?"
"Out I did not," I insisted, earnest
ly, recovering from my surprise, and
leaning forward to look Into her faoe
"Why should IT General Washington
told me It waa Brio who came tor bit
father. Why should I suspect (n tW
"I I represented aynelf as Rrle,'
"And waa it you also who rode lntc
our line yesterday, telling of CUa
ton's whereabout T"
"Yea," hesltaUngly, ker eyea llftlni
to my face.
HUut you must listen to we, Majot
Lawrence; you must ltarn why I did
so unwomanly an act."
- "First answer one question."
"la there an Erie Mortlmerr
"There is," sbe answered frankly;
"my brother. It wa for bis sake )
did all this."
A aoment I sat la aay saddle si
lently, our horses walking aide by aide
through tbe aigbt, while I endoavored
to grasp tbe meaning of her confes
sion. I knew that abe waa riding bare
bcadoJ, her face turned away.
"Go on," I said at last, "tell ae tbe
"I will." firmly, ber bead uplifted. "1
waa tempted to do so at Wmhurst,
but something seemed to seal my lips.
There Is bow ae longer any excuse fer
silence. I I wish you te know, and,
then, perhaps, you aay feel aero
kindly disposed toward ae."
"Yonr father t aware"
"No, net area father. He la scarce
ly eoaecloue ef what la going on about
bla. Peter knows, and Tonepak,"
with a ware of ber band Into the dark
"They are with yeu, tbea keeping
guard over htaf
"Yea; they hare knows from tbe
beginning; not everything, of course,
for that waa not necossary. Peter is
aa eld servant, silent and trustworthy.
He would noTcr quesUon an act of
mine, while the Indian has reason to
be grateful and loyal to me. What
erer Indiscretion, Major Lawrence, I
may hare been guilty of, I bare gone
nowhere unaccompanied by thee
two. Yea wiU believe tnatr
"Yea, aad whatever else yoa teH
"That, sew, aaet aeceesarily be
tbe entire story. Aa I proceed yoa
wUl be convinced, I think, that esly a
true conlldenoe la you would enable
ae te speak with such frankneee. I I
know ef no one else la vaecn I could
eeoade, and and tbe Men haa cotne
whea X attst bare help the has eg a
friend. I should hare explained to
ay father Iad4 tntesdod to 4e
but sew .he Is halpleas U aid a.
There Is aa one else I feel able to
trust I I you were la ay thought
te-nlgbt; I I am not sure I did not
eren pray for your coating, and and
then Ged seat you."
My band sought hers, aad held It
against ay horse's aaae.
"Tell it la your ewa way, dear," I
She flashed one glaaee into ay faoe,
tearing her band la alne, while our
horses took a dozen strides.
"It will not take long," she began,
la so low a rolce, that I leaned for
ward to listen, "and yoa already know
many of the characters and can Judge
their aotlres. I hare been strangely
situated since tbe commencement of
this war, only, surely ours la not tbe
only family divided la Ita loyalty. My
father was a King's officer, and felt It
bis duty to serve the crown. While
he has said lttUe, yet I know that
down la bis heart hia sympathies bare
been with the Colonies. Thoee of my
brothor were openly from tho start,
and my father haa never attempted to
Interfere with bis acUons. They talk
ed it all over together, and Krio chose
his own course. Only Alfred Grant
made trouble, presuming oa what be
termed our engagement, and endeavor
ed to force ay brother to Join the
King's troops. The two quarreled bit
terly, and Brio, a hot-headed boy,
struck blm. Grant haa never forgiven
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ECZEMA OF IKE SCALP
AFTER 80 YEARS SUFFERING
SAXO SALVE BRINGS RELIEF.
"For 20 yearn I suffered with dry
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tlmo I hnd tried ovcry so called ecze
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In 20 yearn I am free from that terri
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Ilcltn k KtlUun, DruggUta, Hickman.
that blow, nor Kric'a tanueace ever
ae. To the latter he attribute ay
dlallke yet this was not true; It was
becauso aa I grew older I realised the
111 character of tho man."
Sho paused a moment, gathering the
threads of thought wore closely, I
did not ipeak, preferring ahe should
tell the story in her own way.
"The two did not meet after that
for many months. The Queea'a
Rangers, In which regiment ay fa
thor secured Grant a comaleeloa,
were In New York, while Krle was sta
tioned up tbe river with Morgan's
riflemen. When New Jersey waa in
vaded, both commands came sewth,
and, Because of Krlc's knowledge of
this country, he waa detailed aa aceat.
This reckles life waa greatly to bU
liking; I saw him occasionally by ap
potatment, usually at Klmhurst, and
became aware that bis old quarrel
with Captain Grant was seemingly for.
gotten. There appeared te be seate
understanding, some special ceaaee
tlon between them. They aet oaoe,
at least, and I dollvered eae note be
"Perhaps I can explain that ktr,"
I Interrupted, "from something
tloned at Leo's headquarters.
"Youl Oh, I wish you could, fer
their relationship has royatined ae;
haa made me afraid something Bight
be wrong with with Eric."
"1 think not, dear; say rather with
"ir that be so, then It aay prove
the key to nil tbe mystery, What
made their Intimacy so dIScult to ua
derstand waa teat I knew the cap
tain's dislike of Krlo had la ae way di
minished. He spoke of hla aa sav
agely aa ever."
"Perhaps be played a part hla aJ-
Ornate purpose revenge."
"It might be that yes, It alit bs
that, and and the coBsumaiatlaa at
that revenge may account feral! which
haa occurred. Hut I must go or with
what I had to tell."
1 bad forgotten the passage of Ume,
tbe men riding staadlty in advance,
constantly Increasing their distance
even the possible Importance of the
lUtaU-h within my Jacket pocket. Th
evident distress of the girl riding be
side tne, whose tale. I felt sure, would
fully Justify ber strange masquerad
,1a male.garments, her risk ef life and
exposure to disgrace la midst ol
fighting armies, held me neglectful ol
all olse. 1 rcnllzod that, whatever the
cause, I had unconsciously become a
part of Its development, and that I
waa destined now to be evea more
deeply Involved. Whatever the mys
tery, 1 must aolvo It for her sake. My
hand again sought hers, holding It In
firm clasp. There waa a sound
hoofs on the dusty road behind u.
"It Is Poter," ehe whispered. "What
can have happened I"
The rider barely paused, turning bis
horse's head oven as ho spoke hastily.
"Captain Grant Is with the ambu
lance, Mistress Claire," he reported.
"He came up alone about Ave min
Before General Arnold.
I felt ber band withdrawn quickly,
aad the swift Intake of ber breath, yet
there was no sharpness In the voice.
"Captain Grant, PeterT What can
the roan want heron
"He claimed to bo hunting desert
ers," returned Swanson, as calmly de
liberate of speech as ever. "But that
was false. He knew we were oa the
road, and asked for you."
"Por met And you told hlra "
"Merely that you rode ahead to see
that the road waa clear. Thea I left
at oaoe, fearing he might Join yeu."
Sbe sat a moment In silence, her
head bow .; then looked across lata
"This arrival must end our confeN
eace. Major," abe said soberly. "Cap
tain Grant must not know that you are
with me that would mean fighting."
"Surely 70U do aot wish me to run
"Yes, this Ume, for ray sake as well
aa your own. If I could have completed
ay confession you would realize the
necessity. However, the fact that you
are tbe bearer of dispatches should
be sufficient; your duty to the Colo
alee la more Important than any pri
vate quarrel You will gor
"Yes but yout Are you safe with
"Perfectly. I wish I might be
clothed la my owo proper dress, but
with Peter aa4 Taaeaah oa guard,
Captain Grant alesw ia at Aeagep
ous. Besides, I wUh to leara hat aw.
aeee la aeeklng to Join ua." She hes
itated. "You aaot aet fear Jar aaa,
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