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TAKE NO SUBSTITUTE! II your dealer
cannot supply you write (or Mall Order Catalog.
W. L. DOUGLAS, Brockton, Ma.
Tho false prophet has both eyes on
Dr. IMenVs rvilptn. ronll, nignr-rusted, eniy to
tnkf a oandr. regulate una Invliiurutt t1 e iu
Uverand bowols. lJu untgrlpe.
A cureless philosopher says a man
never knows who his friends are un
til he hasn't any.
Dut the pure food laws do not make
any provision for love that is adul
terated With filthy lucre.
An Ohio man aged seventy married
a girl B(ed twenty and deedi d her 500
acres of land. Then she had plenty of
ground! for divorce.
"Sure, and ()l t'lnk It pays to he
honest, uflher all," said Pat. "Oi
troied thot phoney weight business In I
my grocery sthoro lasht year, and Oi
losht money by ut."
I . "How so? Did yon get found out?"
' asked his friend.
"No, sorr," returned Pat. "Oi made J
the mistake of lillln' me weights wid ,
lead, so thot lvery mon thot came to
me for wan pound of sugar got twinty
three ounces to the pound." Harper'
He Came by It Honestly.
"Lend me your pencil, Johnny." The '
small boy handed It over and teacher
Continued to correct the exercises of
the class. When siie finished she suf
fered a sudden lapse of memory and
laid the pencil away In her desk. As
she stood up to excuse the clnss she
encountered the scornful gaze of John
ny's eyes. Rising in his seat he fixe 1
her with an accusing forefinger and
uttered the single word "Graft!"
I Johnny's father writes for a current
DAME NATURE HINTS
When the Food Is Not Suited.
When Nature gives her signal that
something Is wrong it Is generally
with the food. The old Dame Is al
ways faithful and one should act at
To put off the change Is to risk that
which may be Irreparable. An Arizona
"For years I could not safely eat nny
breakfast. I tried various kinds of
breakfust food, but they wore all soft,
starchy messes which gave me dis
tressing headaches. I drank strong
coffee, too, which appeared to benefit
me at the time, but added to the head
aches afterwards. Toast and coffee
were no better, for 1 found the toast
"A friend persuaded me to quit the
old coffee and the starchy breakfast
foods, und use Postum and Grape-Nuts
Instead. I shall never regret taking
his advice. I began using them three
"The change they have worked In
J, me Is wonderful. I now have no more
I of the distressing sensations In my
stomach after eating, and I never huve
headaches. I have gained 12 pounds
In weight and feel better In every way.
"Grape-NutB make a delicious as
well as a nutritious dish, nnd I And
that Postum Is easily digested and
never produces dyspepsia symptoms."
"There's a Reason."
Get the little book, "The Road to
Wellvllle," In pkgs.
Ever read the above letter? A new
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1U MEREDITH NICHOInJJkIJj
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Thomas Ardmora and Henry Maine
Orlawold stumble upon Intrigue when the
governors of North and South Caroline
are repotted in have quarreled. Orla
wold allies hlmaelf with Barbara Ob
borne, daughter f the governor of south
Carolina, while Anlinore espouses the
cauae of Jerry Dangerfleld, daughter of
the governor of forth Carolina. These
two voting ladles are trying to till the
shoes of their fathers, while the hitter
are mlaelng. Both states are In tur
moil over one Applewelght, nn outlaw
with great political influence. Unaware
of each other's position, both Orlawold
and Ardmore set out to make the other .
proaceute Applewelght Valuable papers !
In the Applewelght ens., are nilssitm from
the i fMop of (io Oaborne and Qnawold
plarea the theft at the dooi of the
scheming attorney general. Ardmore
charters a caboose and starts for the
border to plan the arrest of Applewelght
Jerry meanwhile. Is a guest ut Ardsloy.
CHAPTER IX. Continued.
When they sought a lonely tiding
(ci allow a belated passenger train to
pass, the conductor brewed coffee and
soaked tupper, and Ardmore called In
the detectives nnd trainmen Tl.o
sense of knowing real people, whose
daily occupations were so novel and
Interesting, touched him afresh with
delight. These men said much in few
words. One of the detectives chaffed
Cooke covertly about some advent UTS
In which they had been jointly asso
ciated. "I never thought they'd get the lead
out of you after that business in Mis
souri. You were a regular mine,"
said the detective to Cooke, and
i Cooke glanced deprecatingly at Ardmore.
"He's the little Joker, all right."
"You can't kill him,'' remarked the
detective. "I've seen It tried." .
Before the train started the detect- !
Ives crawled back into their car, and
Cooke drew out some blankets,
tossed them on a bench for Ardmore,
nnd threw himself down without ado.
Ardmore held to his post in the tow
er, as lone as the lookout In a crow's
nest. The night air swept more cool
ly In as they neared the hills, and the
train's single brakeinan came down
as though descending from the sky.
rubbed the cinders from his eyes, and
returned to his vigil armed with a
handful of Ardniore's cigars.
For the greater part of the night
they enjoyed a free track, and
thumped the rails at a lively clip.
Shortly after midnight Ardmore
crawled lxdow and went to sleep. At
five o'clock Cooke called him.
"We're on the switch at Klldare.
One of your men is here waiting for
Pig Paul, the Germnn forester, was
called in, and Ardmore made his toilet
In a pall of water while listening to
the big fellow's report. Cooke
joined in the conversation, and Aid
more was gratified to see that the
two men met on common ground in
discussing the local geography. The
forester described in clear, straight
forward English Just what he had
done. lie had distributed his men
well through the hills, and they were
now posted as pickets on points fa
voruble for observation. They had
found along the streams four widely
scattered stills, and those were being
watched. Paul drew a small map,
showing the homes of the most ac
tive members of the Applewelght
gang, and Ardmore Indicated all these
points as nearly as possible on the
county map he had brought with him.
"Here's Raccoon creek, and my
own land runs right through there
just about here, Isn't It Paul? I al
ways remember the creek, because I
like the name so much."
"You are right, Mr. Ardmore. The
best timber you have lies along there,
and your land crosses the North Car- i
olina boundary into South Carolina
about here. There's Mingo county, I
South Carolina, you see."
"Well, that dashes me!" exclaimed
Ardmore. striking the table with his
fist. "1 never knew one state from
another, but you must be right."
"I'm positive of it, Mr. Ardmore.
One of my men has been living there !
on the creek to protect your timber.
Some of these outlaws have been cut
ting off our wood."
"It seems to me I remember the
place. There's a log house hanging
on the creek. You took me by it
once, but It never entered my head
that the state line was so close."
"It runs right through the house!
And some one, years ago, blazed the
trees along there, so It is very easy
to tell when you step from one state
to another. My man left (here re
cently, refuging to stay any longer.
These Applewight people thought he
was a spy, and posted a notice on his
door warning him to leave, so I shift
i d bjm to tlie other end of the estate
"Did you see the sheriff at Kll
dare?" "I haven't seen him. When I naked
for him .vest ! day I found he had left
town and gone to Greensboro to see
his sick uncle."
Ardmore laughed and slapped his
"Who takes care of the dungeon
while he's away?"
"There are no prisoners In the Kll
dare Jail. The sheriff's afraid to keep
any; and he's like the rest of the
people ground here. They all live in
terror of Applewelght."
"Applewelght Is a powerful charac
ter in these parts," said Cooke, pour
ing the coffee he had been making,
and handing a tin cupful to Ardmore.
"He's tolerable well off, and could
make money honestly if he didn't op- I
crate stills, rob country stores, mix
up In polities, and steal horses when
be and his friends need them."
"I guess he has never molested us
I any, has he, Puul?" asked Ardmore,
not a little ashamed of his ignorance
of his own business.
"A few of our cows stray away
sometimes and never come back. And
for two years We have lost the corn
1 out of the crib away over here near
i the deer park."
"We don't want to lose our right to
the track, and we must get out of this
before the whole community comes to
' take a look at us," said Cooke, swing
ing out of the caboose.
Ardmore talked frankly to the for
ester, having constant recourse to the
map; and Paul sketched roughly a
new chart, making roads and paths
1 told the agent we were carrying
company powder for a blasting job
down the line, and he suspects noth
ing." Paul left the caboose as the train
started, nnd rode away on horseback
to visit his pickets, The train crept
warily over the spur Into the old
woodcutters' camp, where, as Cooke
hail forecast, they were quite shut In
from the main line by hills and wood
land "And now, Mr. Ardmore, If you
would like to see lire water spring out
of the earth as freely as spring water,
come with me for a little stroll. The
thirsty of Dllwell county know the
way to these places as city topers
know the way to a bar. We are now
in the lnnd of the little brown Jug,
and while these hoys get breakfast I'll
see If the people in this region have
changed their habits."
It was not yet seven as they struck
off Into the forest beside the cheerful
little brook that came down singing
from the hills. Ardmore had rarely
before In his life been abroad so
early, and he kicked the dew from
the grass In the cheerfullest spirit
Cooke had not been In this region
for seven years, and yet he never
hesitated, but walked steadily on, fol
lowing the little brook. Presently he
bent over the bank and gathered up
a brownish substance that floated on
the water, lifted a little of it In his
palm nnd sniffed it.
"That," said Cooke, holding It to
Ardniore's nose, "la corn mash. That's
what they make their liquor of. The
still is probably away up yonder on
He crossed the stream on a log,
climbed the bank on the opposite
shore, and scanned the near land
scape for a few minutes Then he
pointed to an old stump over which
vines had grown in wild profusion.
"If you will walk to that stump, Mr.
Ardmore, and feel under the vines on
the lighthnnd side, your fingers will
very likely touch something smooth
Ardmore obeyed Instructions. He
thrust his hand into the stump as
Cooke directed, thrust again a little
3cT ' w w Tffl
Ardmore Was Scrutinizing the Jug C
so far as he knew them, and indicat
ing clearly where the Ardsley boun
daries extended. Then Ardmore took
a blue pencil and drew a straight
"When we get Applewelght, we
want to hurry him from Dllwell coun
ty, North Carolina, into Mingo county.
South Carolina. We will go to the
county town there, and put him in
jail. If the shariff of Mingo is weak
kneed, we will lock Applewelght up
anyhow, and telegraph the governor
of South Carolina that the Joke is on
"We will catch the man," said Paul
gravely, "but we may have to kill
Head or alive, he's got to be
caught," said Ardmore.
Cooke enme out of the station and
signaled the engineer to go ahead,
"We'll pull down here about five
miles to an old spur where the com
pany used to load wood. There's a
little valley there where we can be
hidden all we please, so far as the
main lino is concerned, and it might
not be a had Idea to establish head
quarters there. We have the tools for
cutting iu on the telegraph, and we
can be us independent as WS pleuae.
det per, and laughed aloud as he drew
out a little brown jug
Cooke nodded approvingly.
"We're all right. The revenue men
come in here occasionally and smash
tlie stills and arrest a few men, bin
the little brown jug continues to do
business at the same old stand. If
you have a dollar handy, slip it under
the stump, so they'll know we're not
Ardmore was scrutinizing the jug
"They're all alike," said Cooke, "but
that piece of calico is a new one
just a fancy touch for an extra tine
article of liquor."
"I'll be shot if I haven't seen that
calico before," paid Ardmore; and he
sat down on a boulder und drew out
the stopper, while Cooke watched him
Tlie bit of twine was indubitably
tlie same that lie had unwound before
in his room at the Guilford house, and
the cob parted In his fingers exactly
as before, On a piece of brown paper
that had been part of a tobacco wrup
per was scrawled:
This ula't yore fight, Mr. Ardmore.
Wf.if'ii the guvner of North ("urolina?
"ThaTa u new one on vie," laughed
Cooke. "You ate, lae know overy-
fhlng. Mlnd-rendlng Isn't In It with 'H
them, They know who we are nnd MH
what we have come for What's the MB
point about the governor?" MH
"Oh, the governor's all right," re- jH
plied Ardmore carelessly, "Me MB
wouldn't bother his head about a lit- MB
tie matter like this. The powers re- KM
served to the states by the constlttl- MM
Hon give a governor plenty of work MH
without acting as policeman of tho MM
jungle. Thnt's the reason I said to MM
Gov Dangerfleld, 'Governor,' I said, MM
"don't worry about this Applewelght H
business Time Is heavy on my hands,' MM
I said You stay In Raleigh nnd up- H
hold tho dignity of your office, and 1 H
will take care of the trouble In Dll- H
well.' And you can't understand, H
Cooke, how his face brightened at H
my words. Being the brave man he H
Is. you would naturally expect him to M
come down here In person and seize iH
these scoundrels with his own hands. M
1 had tlie hardest time of my life to H
gel him to stay at borne. It almost jH
broke his heart not to come." M
And as tiny retraced their steps to H
the caboose, It was Ardmore who led, M
stepping briskly along, and blithely H
swinging the Jug. H
CHAPTER X. M
Prof. Grlswold Take the Field. jH
Barbara and Grlswold stopped at M
the telegraph office on their way back H
to the executive mansion, and were H
met with news that the sheriff of H
Mingo had refused to receive Oris- H
i old's message. M
"His private lines of communication H
with the capital are doubtless well es- H
tablished," said Grlswold, "and Pok- H
worth probably warned him, but It H
isn't of great importance. It's just as H
well for Applewelght and his friends, H
high and low, to show their hands." H
When they were ngnln on the ver- H
anda. Grlswold lingered for a moment H
with no valid excuse for delay beyond M
the loveliness of the night nnd his M
keen delight In Durham's voice and M
her occasional low lnughter, which M
was so pleasant to hear that he held 3M
their talk to a light key, that he might H
evoke It the more. jH
"You have done all that could be H
asked of you, Mr. Grlswold, and I can- H
not permit you to remain longer. Fa- M
ther will certainly be here to-mor- M
"Oh, but your father Isn't absent! H
He Is officially present and In the sad- B
die," laughed Grlswold. "You must M
not admit, even to me, that he la not M
here in lull charge of his office. And H
as for my leaving the field, I have not M
the slightest Intention of going back H
to Virginia until the Applewelght H
ghost is laid, the governor of North M
Carolina brought to confusion, and H
the governor of South Carolina vis- M
ibly present and thundering his edicts U
again, so to speak, ex cathedra. My H
own affairs can wait, Miss Osborne. M
The Joy of having a hand In a little H
affair like this, and of being able to
tell my friend Tommy Ardmore about
it afterward, would be sufficient. Ard- t
more will never speak to me again for U
not inviting him to n share in the M
(TO MR CONT1NUBD.) jH
Peasant Girl's Treasure M
Members of the well known Roma- M
nian family of Ghlka, who are rest- IH
dent in Vienna, received some Inter- H
est lug Information from Jussy to-day, M
says the London Telegraph. A niini- H
her of cases filed with objects of M
gold and silver, with jewelry and dia- jH
monds, estimated to lie worth several M
million kronen, were found in the
course of a search made by the police M
in the house of a peasant woman M
named Salia Itradlnarln, living In the H
environs of .lossy. M
This woman, who was at once ar- M
rested, stated that tlie cases had been M
I concealed in her house for 26 years. M
Her deceased daughter was In the M
service of Prince Nikolai Ghika, who
died suddenly after an operation in jH
Paris The peasant's daughter Maria H
( took several sealed cases which no H
one appeared to want, and conveyed M
them to her home. She was afraid to H
attempt to dispose of the valuable ob- H
JectS, which have until now remained t
hidden in her mother's house. M
Lure of the Club. M
It Is not at all true, as some people
aver, that the lure of the club la the
spirituous refreshment to be found M
there or Its aloofness from the re- H
straining eye of critical womankind. I
Rut It Is true that It represents the jH
highest development along lines of 11
physical comfort as this Is known and SH
sought for by the animal man, and If jH
the ladles, on the few days of the aH
year when they are admitted within fll
the doors of these sanctuaries of M
masculine luxury, would study what H
they see there they would 'speedily be bLm
made aware, by the objects visible be- aiH
fore them, of the sort of Indoor en- Bfj
vironment that most appeals to the HH
soul of the average man John Ken- MM
drlok Hangs, in Suburban Life. 9BH
The Limit. JJ?
"My only daughter eloped And I'll 9H
never forgive her!" MM
"Now, look here, old man, reniem MM
"Remember? Yes, I'd L- decent Hj
about It, if she'd let well enough H
alone. Hut she not only eloped she H
came back home!" K