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tfojor Lawrence, ion of Juiljre Law-
mco of Virginia, whoae wlfo wan a Loo,
snt on n. ncirtlaua mission by Gen.
vaaninnton. just artor mo winicr nt vft
ey Forgo. DisR-ulscd In a Urltlsti unt
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form iwronco arrives wiinin mo onemy a
Incs. Tho Major attends a ureal reto
mil laves tho "Lady of tho Blondod
tRos from mob. Ha later meets tho Klrl
t n brilliant ball. Troublo Is Btnrted
over a waltz, end Lawrenco Is urged by
his partner, Mlstrero Mortimer (Tho Lndy
or mo uie-naed uosu), to mnKo nm cacapu.
I.awretuio la detected as a spy by Captain
Grant of the British Army, who agrees
(to a Iuel Tho duol Is stopped by Grant's
frlonds and the spy makes a dash for
liberty, swimming a river following a nar
row escape. Tho Major arrive at the
hop of.a blacksmith, who Is friendly, and
Iknnnra thn T.nilv nf tho lllendcd ltose.
Cantnnv Grant and rangers search blnck-
fimlth shop In vain for mo
renco Joins the mlnuto men. Grant and
hU train aro captured by the mlnuto men.
Lawrence Is made prisonor by nn Indian
inl two whlto men, who lock him In a
fitronjr cell. I'otor advises Lawrence not
to attempt to escape as "somo one
would send for him. Grant's appearance)
ndds mystery to tho combination of cir
cumstances. I.attrencp again meets tho
tLady of tho Blended Rose, who Informs
him that ho Is In her houso: and that bIib
was In command of tho purty that cap
tured him. The captlvo Is thrust Into a
dark underground chamber when Captain
Grant begins a search of tho promises.
After digging his way out. Lawrence
ilnds tho place deserted. Evidence, of a
Joattle and a dend man across tho thres
hold. Col. Mortimer, father of the Lady
of the Blended Rose. Ilnds his home In
ruins. Capt. Grant insists that Lawrence
bo strung up at once. Miss Mortimer ap
pears, explains the mystery and Law
rence Is held a prisoner of war. Uw
ronco escapes through plans arranged by
the Lady and eces Grant attack Miss
Mortimer. Grant is knocked out by Law
rence, who comci to Miss Mortimers ro
ller and then makes his escape.
I Uncover Captain Grant.
Tho thicket was sufficiently dense to
conceal us from tho man, who re
mained standing at the foot of tho
steps. He was but a mero dark shad
ow, and I could not even distinguish
that ho was a soldier, yet the, danger
of hla presence was sufficiently great,
for should he advance to tho right be
would come upon Grant's unconscious
'form, and In that silence tho slightest
(noise might arouse suspicion. Mistress
Clalro still clung to my hand, but only
'to whisper a sentence of Instruction.
"Go straight north, major, until you
reach tho hedge; follow the shadow
of that beyond the orchard, and then
Jtakc the road running westward.
iDon't mount until you reach there
i "Goodby, you will not forget me?"
"I I am afraid not, but but you
I left her standing there, a faint
'gleam of white against the dark shrub
I There Is no Incident of that night's
ride which I recall distinctly. I mere
ily pushed on steadily through the
'darkness, leaving my mount to choose
nils own course, comment wo were
'headed toward the rlvor. I was suf
ficiently acquainted with the valley of
'the Delaware, when daylight came, to
decldo upon tfiesnearost ford. As to
itho B, tish patrols, I must run the risk
-of dodging these, but felt safe from
jfluch nn encounter for several hours.
.In truth I met no one, having no occa
sion to even draw rein, although we
massed through two small villages, and
tby a number of farms. I could not
ven determine that these houses were
occupied: they were dark nnd silent,
even the galloping hoofs of my horse
tailing to awaken response.
I It was nlready daylight when I drew
tip on the bluff summit to gaze down
Into the river valley. In the middle
distance- small villages faced each
other across the stream, and toward
theso most of the roads converged
proof of tho existence of a ford. I
could not ho mistaken as to tho town
Burlington on tho Jersey shore, nnd
opposite Bristol. I should bo safe
enough in tho latter, even if wo had
no outpost stationed there. I knew
homes along those shaded streets,
where food would be forthcoming, and
I Read the Lines Almost at a Glance
and Suddenly Realized the Base
whore I could probably procure a fresh
'horse. It was tho nearer town, nestled
on tho Jersey bank, that I studied
with tho greatest care, but, so far as
I could see, the nlnglo street was de
sorted. To tho south, certainly two
miles away, a squadron of horse were
riding slowly, surrounded by a cloud
.QfduBt Without doubt this was the
'British natrol that had left tho villaKO
It was a hot, close morning, and the
padded Bangor's coat heavy and tight-
fitting. I took It off, flinging It across
tho saddle pommel. As I did so a
folded paper ccmo into view, and I
drew It forth, cu1ously. My cyo caught
the signature at tho bottom of a brief
note, and I stared at It In surprise.
Fogin! How camo Fagln to bo writing
to Captain Grant? Ho prcttudcd to
bo a Tory to be sgrc, yet both armlet
know hint h n mutderous outlaw.
ytaMlorfnK loyalists and patriots .allk.
OTwfe-caHio t mo a memory of Fr
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fr MUBE- Avail
f- mb . imiJmm. -ri
M.mcctHWt;witH this fe low's wit-
(if WrCTO-Tro V
corraiou AciFcujRa etco. isii
raudlng. I bad not seriously consid
ered It then, but now why, possibly
It wna true. I road tho lines almost at
a glanco, scarcely comprehending at
1 first, and then nuilrlnnlv rmll7prl tlin
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- (),,.HO villninv rnvnn1ml
- J,0, vll"u11"' rovoaicu.
Have tho monoy nnd papers, but
tho girl got away. Will wait for you
at Lono Tree tonight Don't fall, for
tho wholo country will bo after rao
as soon ns tho news gets out about
So thnt woo tho reason for this raid
Grant'a personal affair. Ho had re
turned to Elmhurst, leaving his men
to trudge on into Philadelphia under
their Hessian officers so that ho might
communlcato with Fagln. What a pity
It wns I hnd failed to kill tho fellow,
Instead of leaving him unconscious.
Tho papers 1 Perhaps they were In
tho coat also. Surely Grant had no
time to change or destroy thero, ns ho
must have ridden directly to Elmhurst.
I searched tho pockets of tho garment
hastily, finding a noto or two, his
orders to escort Delavan, and a small
packet tied securely by a cord. I felt
no hesitancy In opening this, and as
certaining Its contonts. Tho lines I
read hastily seemed to blur befoTo my
eyes; I could barely comprehend their
purport. Llttlo by llttlo I grasped tho
meaning of it all, and then my mind
leaped to recognition of Grant's pur
pose. They were notes of Instruction,
brief orders, suggestions, memoranda,
such as might bo Issued to a secret
agent greatly trusted. Theso werfc ad
dressed simply "Mortimer," many un
signed, others marked by initials, but
I instantly recognized tho handwriting
of Washington, Hamilton and Leo.
Without question this packet was tho
property of Eric Mortimer, but why
had tho boy preserved these prlvuto
instructions, covering months of op
erations, I should judge, although
scarcely one was dated? And what
caused them to be of valuo to Cap
The answer came In a flash of suspi
cion tho colonel. Ho could be threat
ened with them, blackmailed, dis
graced before Sir Henry Clinton, driv
en from his command. They were ad
dressed merely to "Mortimer," discov
ered at Elmhurst, nnd wero sufficient
to convict of treason. It was a flettd
ish plot, well conceived, and Grant
was fully capablo of carrying it dut
to tho end. I could realize what tho
possession of these papers meant to
him mllltnry advancement, a distri
bution of the Mortimer cstato in whWih
ho would doubtless share, and a fresh
hold on Clairo whereby he could ter
rify the girl into accepting them.
I stood thero In uncertainty, turning
these papers over and over in my
hands, striving to determine my duty.
Should I return to Elmhurst? To do
so would only bring mo Into renewed
peril, and would apparently benefit no
one. Without this packet Grant was
helpless to injuro Colonel Mortimer.
As to Claire, Scldon would protect her
for tho present, nnd as soon as the
father returned, ho would doubtless
compel her to accompany him back to
Philadelphia. Tho best Bervlco I could
render was to destroy theso notoB, and
then seek out Eric Mortlmor, in Lee's
camp, and tell him tho whole story.
All that anyone could do now waa to
warn tho Mortimers ngalnst Grant, to
let them know his treachery, and this
could bo best accomplished through
Eric. Although in different armies,
striving against each other In the
field, there must still exist some means
of communication between father and
son, or, if not, then betweon brother
With flint and steel I built a small
fire of leaven In a cleft beside tho
road, and fed to tho flames ono by ono
tho paperB from tho packet, glancing
over each ono again to make sure of
Its, -contents; nil wero addressed alike,
'simply "Mortimer," but upon two I
found tho word "Elmhurst." it was
easy to see how the discovery of such
communications would tempt an un
scrupulous scoundrel like Grant to uro
them to injuro another, and win his
own end, but why had that young Eric
failed to destroy them as soon as re
ceived? When tho last paper had been re
duced to ashes, I stamped out tho em
bers of firo under my boot heel, and,
with lighter heart, rode down tho hill
toward tho ford.
Between Love and Duly.
It was already growing dusk when I
rode into -our lines at Valley Forge.
A brief Interview with Colonel Hamil
ton revealed his appreciation of my
work, and that my hastily made notes
of tho Philadelphia defenses had been
received twenty-four hours earlier.
Thoy had been delivered at headquar
ters by an officer of Leo's staff; no,
not a boyish-looking fellow, but a
black-bearded captain whoso namo had
been forgotten. All Hamilton could
romembcr wns that tho notes had been
originally brought in by an Indian
scout. Eager to discover Erlo Mortl
mor, I asked a week's release from
duty, but thero was so much sickness
In tho camp, that this request was re
fused, and 1 was ordered to my regl
ment Busy days and nights of fatigue fol
lowed. Washington, watching like a
hawk every movement of Sir Henry
Clinton In Philadelphia, convinced by
every report received that he waB
about to evacuato tho city, bent nil
his energies toward placing his llttlo
army In fit condition for battlo. Some
recruits wero received, tho neighbor
ing militia wero drawn uppn, and men
wero taken from tho hospitals, and
put back Into tho ranks as soon as
strong enough to bear arms. Inspired
by tho indomitable spirit of our com-
under, tho lino officers worked Inces
santly initita welding together of their
jraands. I scarcely knew, what
km. yt tho larUM M -
Msftor or love
Ji$ Lady ormeJSormXic
coming movement of troops held mo
steadfast to duty. Word camo to us
early In Juno thnt Count d'Estnlng,
with a powerful FreiA fleet, wns ap
proaching tho coast. This surely
meant that Clinton would bo com
pelled to rotrent across tho Jerwye,
and n portion of our troops were ad
vanced so as to bo within easy strik
ing dlstnnco of tho city tho moment
tho evncuatlon took plnco. Tho re
maining commands pressed farther
north, near convenient crossings of
tho Delaware, prepared for a forced
march across tho British lino of re
treat. Maxwell's brigade, with which
I wbb connected, even crossed the
river In advance, co-operating with
General Dickinson and his New Jersey,
militia. All was excitement, commo
tion, apparently disorder, yet even
amid that turmoil of approaching bat
tle, Hamilton recalled my request, and
granted mo two days' lcavo. His brief
noto renched mo at Coryell's Ferry,
and, an hour later, I wbb riding swiftly
ncross tho country to where Lee had
Not onco during nil thoso days and
nights had tho memory of Claire left
mo. Over and over In my mind I had
reviewed all that had ever occurred
between us, striving In vain to guess
tho riddle. Now I would see and talk
with her brother, and perhnpB obtain
tho explanation needed. Vet I havo
gono into battlo with less trepidation
than when I rode Into Lee's headquar
ters, and asked his chlef-of-staff for
Eric Mortimer. Ho looked at mo
Btrangcly, as I put tho question.
". should be very glad to oblige you,
Major Lawronce," he replied gravely,
"but unfortunately I havo no present
knowledge of tho young man."
"But ho was attached to General
"Only in a way he waB useful to
us as a scout because of his Intimate
knowledge of tho Jerseys. His home,
I understand, was near Mount Holly."
"What has becorao of him?"
"All I know la, ho was sent out on
a special mission, by Washington's
own orders, nearly a month ago. We
have not directly heard from him
since. An Indian brought a partial re
port of his operations up to thnt time;
since then wo have received nothing."
"An Indian" I exclaimed. "Tho samo
who brought In my noteB?"
"I bellovo so; yes, now that I recall
the matter. I had no opportunity to
question tho fellow; ho simply left tho
papers with tho orderly, and disap
peared." "And you have heard nothing from
young Mortimer Blnco?"
"Not a word."
"Ho must bo dead, or a prisoner."
The chief smiled rather grimly.
"Or deserted," ho added sharply. "I
am more inclined toward thnt theory.
Ho was a reckless young devil, attract
ed to our service more, It seemed to
me, by a spirit of dare-deviltry than
patriotism. Lee thought well of him,
but I was always suspicious. He be
longed to a family of loyalists, his fa
ther a colonel of Queen's Hangers.
Did you know him, Lawrence?"
"The father, not the son. But I am
not willing to believe evil of tho boy.
I cannot conceive that treachery Is In
tho Mortlmor blood, sir, and shall havo
to be convinced before I condemn the
lad. When did he lenvo here Inst?"
"About the mlddlo of Mny."
"Would you mind telling mo his mis
sion? Where ho wnB sent?"
The officer glanced keenly Into my
face; then ran hastily over a package
of papers taken from nn open trunk.
"1 can see no harm In doing so now,
major. Ho was sent to communicate
with a British officer a prominent
Tory who has associations with 'Red'
Fagln, and others In Monmouth coun
ty. This officer has In tho past, for a
consideration, furnished us with valu
ablo Information, generally through
young Mortlmor, who know him. Ho
had written us that he had more to
"Whoro were they to meet?"
"At a rendezvous known ns tho Lono
Tree, not far from Medford."
"Was tho Tory officer named
He stared at mo In surprise.
"I am not at liberty to answer."
"Oh, very well; however, I under
stand tho situation even better than
you do probably. Only I advise you
ono thing don't condemn that boy un
til you learn the truth. Grant is an
unmltfgatcd, cold-blooded scoundrel,
nnd tho treachery Is his. You'll learn
that, if you wait long enough. Morti
mer Is either dead, or In Fagln's hands.
I passed out, and was beyond tho
guard, before ho could call mo, even
had ho desired to do so. I had no
wish to talk with him longer. I felt
disappointed, sick at heart, and real
ized this staff officer was strongly
prejudiced against young Mortimer. It
seemed to mo I saw a llttlo light, al
though not much. Eric had been nt
Elmhurst, nnd Clalro was not Innocent
of his presence In that neighborhood.
Sho was shielding him, and It was
through her help that his first report
to Lee had been sent back by the In
dian. Then Erlo must havo been in
tho houso while I waB there. Indeed
It must hnvo been Eric who mado me
prisoner. And to protect him sho
had told mn a deliberate falsehood.
As I rndo back through tho night,
finding a path almost by Instinct
through tho nr?izo of military encamp
ments, I thought of all these things,
exonerating her from wrong, and yet
wondering moro and moro at her real
connection with tho .various events.
Tho chief had not stated what infor
mation of valuo Grant had promised
to reveal; nor what Eric's first report
had contained. In my sudden disap
pointment 1 had forgotten to inquire.,
And wkwe could Jhe boy' be? Wba$
could k&Te hanuwied, to him? Bora.
musirauom txy wm. imsk
hidden for nearly a month. CUIro
would know, but sho waa probably
long ago bnck In Philadelphia In tho
heart of the British garrison. And I?
Well, I wns tied hand and foot by dis
cipline; helpless to turn nsldo from
duty now In tho faco of this new cam
paign. Every man wns needed, nnd
no personal consideration would ex
cubo my leaving tho ranks oven for a
day. It was with heavy heart I rode
Into tho camp of my regiment, nnd lay
down on tho bare ground, with head
pillowed upon the saddle, knowing tho
drums would sound in a few short
It was hard to work through tho
routine of tho next few days, although
somo excitement was given us of
Maxwell's brigade by scouting details
sent across tho valley to observe tho
movements of the British patrols. On
such duty I passed tho greater portion
of two days In tho saddle, and. by
chanco, met both Farrell and Duval,
who wero with tho Jersey militiamen,
now rapidly coming in to aid us, as
tho rumors of an impending battlo
spread across country. Farrell camo
at tho head of fifty men, rough look
ing, raggedly dressed fellows, but well
armod, and I had a word with him
while pointing out whoro DIcklnson'B
troops wero camped. Unfortunately
ho knew llttlo of valuo to mo. Mor
timer's column of Queen's RnngerB
had passed his place on their returr
to Philadelphia two days after my es
cape. Grant was not with them, but
Claire was, whllo Peter had been left
behind at Elmhurst. Fagln had not
been overtaken, although the Rangers
had engaged in n skirmish with some
of his followers, losing two men.
Colonel Mortimer had been wounded
slightly. As to Eric he know nothing
no one hnd even mentioned the lad's
It was thus clearly evident I could
do nothing, nlthough I now possessed
a well defined theory of Just what hnd
occurred. To my mind Eric wns In
tho hands of Fagln, cither hidden se
curely away among the sand caves for
somo purpose connected with Grant's
treachery, or elso with the intention
of claiming tho reward for his capture
offered by Howe. The former prob-
Farrell Came at the
Head of Fifty
ably seemed most likely In view of
Grant's failure to return to Philadel
phia with Colonel Mortimer, yet thero
was no reason why, the conspirators
should not wreak vengeance, nnd win
tho reward also. But did Clulro
know, or suspect tho predicament of
her brother? It sho did, then she
was seeking to conceal the truth from
her father, but would nevor remain
long Inactive In tho city. I knew the
girl's real spirit too well to believe !
Man and the
Tho skeleton of a mammoth discov
ered In tho department of Pas do Ca
lais, Franco, measures 49 feet in
length. Tho head Is well preserved,
with flnoly enameled molars of the
truo Siberian typo, thus furnishing ono
moro proof that tho wholo country was
onco a land of Ico and snow. At a din
ner given recently on a Band-bar In tho
Danubo an attempt waa mado to con
voy an Idea of tho food conaumed by
man In tho tlmo of tho mammoth. Cab
bago soup cooked over hot stones,
horso ham, roast pork with boiled
mlllot, and turnips cooked in hut nahes
composed tho bill of fare. The dessert
waa dried poara and honoy. Harper's
Sound Like Good Logic.
Recently, several educator's camo to
the conclusion, aftor a' lot of argument
and dlscussfpn, that It Is useless to
teach glrla higher mathematics tad
logic and thht tho time obould be de
voted to giving the glrla a more prac
tical training tuat win nt tnem to ne
boftBewIvew and mothers. It Ij much
to , teacB
t kjdtiLJ t y a3Mc- "t . . " 'J J t 3 ., .-lw. ?jV
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Bho would fall
the boy's fate.
for long In Icatning
Forcing Clinton to Battle.
I was left behind at Coryell's Ferry,
for the purpose of hastening forward
any supplementary orders from Wash
ington, when Maxwell, nnd tho Jersey
militiamen, pressed forwnrd in nn ef
fort to retard the march of thJ enemy.
From the reports of scouts we began
to understand what wno occurring.
Before dawn on the eighteenth of Juno
the British nrmy began leaving the
city, crossing tho Delaware at Glouces
ter point, and by evening tho motley
host, comprising Regulars, Hessians,
Loyalists, nnd a swarm of camp fol
lowers, wero halted near Haddenflold,
five miles southeast of Camden.
Tho moment this knowledge reached
Washington, he acted. In spite of op
position from some of his leading offi
cers, his own purpose remained atead
fact, nad every preparation had al
ready been carefully mado for ener
getic pursuit. Our troops fit for serv
Ico numbered lcs3 than five thousand
men, many of theso hastily gathered
militia, somo of whom had novcr been
under fire, but tho warmth and com
fort of tho summer tlmo, together
with the good news from France, had
inspired nil with fresh courage. What
ever of dissension existed was only
nmong the coterie of general officers.
the men In the ranks being eager for
battlo, even though tho odds were
strong against us. There waB no de
lay, no hitch In tho promptness of ad
vance The department of tho Quartermaster-General
had every plan
worked out In detail, and, within two
days, the entire nrmy hnd crossed the
river, and pushed forward to within a
few miles of Trenton. Morgan, with
six hundred men, was hurried forward
to tho reinforcement of Maxwell, and.
relieved from my duties nt the ferry,
I wns permittod to join his column.
(TO BK CONTINUED.)
By Camel Across the Sahara.
N. lo Moro, a Frenchman, 24 year
old, has Just completed a journey by
camel across tho Sahara from -
Armefl, and I Had a
glers to Tlmbuctoo, in the Franca
Soudan. His object was to mark out
the routo for a proposed aeroplane
flight avross tho desert. He was away
from civilization for 13 months, and
covered moro than 5,000 miles. At
Aln Salah, which was reached after
13 days, tho traveler mot another
Frenchman and hl3 wife, living lu
tho lonely district. After thai the
caravan went for 2D days w-thout
meeting another human being.
cooking, housekeeping and nursing
So far as logic Is concerned, the edit,
cators point out that tho minds o
young women can bo disciplined jurl
as much, if not moro so, by putting
them through rigorous courses in
what will bo of practical benefit trt
them In Hfo. It further Is argued tha
mathematics and such studle-j dv not
help a woman to bo a bettor com
pnnton to her husband, for he uses
thoso things only In his business, nnd
n woman rathor should study things
that can bo of help to him in blB houri
Emotions and the Senses.
Plcasurablo sensations arouBO plen
ant emotions. The sunshine is always
enlivening to somo pcoplo, nnd th
gloom nlways depressing men aay
dospalrod in darkness nnd tnkon tneli
lives becauso of kn oppression duj tc I
tho dark. Wo cad to a degrco choosy
what our sensations shall bo, oxxA K
to Borne extent determine our dao
Uons. but the Kiere gratification el
eeese is nearly always foUtwd by to
preeetag eaneitaa. .
HUNTING J)R, GREGG
By CLARA INEZ DEACON.
Godfrey Gynn, artist, waa an ath
lete. Thnt 1b, hb was going to bo
somo day. In his studio In tho city
ho Bwung Indian clubs and lifted
weights, and down at his brother's
fnrm, where ho passed most of his
Sundays, ho did more.
Ho roso with tho lark to tramp
around In tho dow nnd breathe
through his noso. Tho rest of tho fam
ily growled about It, and tho lark put
him don as an cccontrlc. Ho felled
trees to got shouldor muscles, and
as ho wasn't particular as to whoso
trees they wero, old Farmer Hobbs
mado him pay flvo dollars each for
Ho lifted 50-pound stones over
fences, climbed trees, ran up and down
hills, nnd did bo many other things
that Boomed curious to tho farmers
around that tho report got abroad that
ho was a llttlo touched In tho head.
All this wouldn't amount to shucks
had not an accident hnpponed to Mr.
Gynn ono morning as ho was jump
ing n fenco. Ho caught his too on tho
tou rail ns ho went over nnd fell In
such a way that ho broko tho thumb
on his right hand. This was on a
morning when ho had risen with tho
lark, and long boforo anybody elso
A broken thumb needs more ntton
tlon than a broken neck. Thero must
bo a visit to tho doctor's and somo
With a rag tied about tho aching
thumb, Mr. Godfrey Gynn started oft
down tho highway at a fast walk. Ho
had mado two-thirds of tho dlstanco
when a young lady camo out of a
manor houso Just ahead of him and
took tho highway. Her Jaw was tied
up with a cloth, and sho seemed in
a urry to get romawhore.
"It's dollars to cents It's a caso of
toothache," said Mr. Gynn to him
self, and tho Idea almost comforted
Mr. Gynn was right about tho tooth
ache. Miss Hopo Thornton was visit
ing a married cousin at tho manor
houso. At midnight she was aroused
by a tooth trying to Jump out of her
mouth, and thence to early morn sho
groaned and wept and vowed that f
she lived a thousand years sho would
never do any more wading in brooks.
It was an hour after daybreak when
sho- woko her cousin to ask what could
Tho Jaw was bandaged up and MIsb
Hopo started out Sho saw Mr. Gynn
coming, nnd later on heard his foot
steps behind her.
Mr. Gynn didn't mean to overtake
tho girl, as tho pain of his thumb kept
him gritting his teeth, but somehow
or othor ho presently found himself
keeping step with her and asking;
"Going to Dr. Gregg's?"
"Then this must bo tho place, for
hero is his sign."
They both turned In nt tho gate, and
a frosty-haired woman said:
"Tho doctor ain't in."
"Where is he?"
"Out In tho fields somewhere to kill
a rabbit for breakfast."
"I'll go tlnfl him. This young lady
has a bad caso of toothache."
"Sho can como lA and wait, but ho
won't do anything. Early as It is, he's
"I'll try and sober him up."
Mr. Gynn nodded to tho girl to go
In and wnlt, nnd after much peering
nnd considerable tramping ho got
sight of tho doctor with a gun on hla
"Patient?" queried the medical
"Young lady with the toothache."
"Let her ache."
"Broken, eh? Well, go to town."
"Como on to tho house."
"Nlxy. Nothing doing today "
It hurt llko everything, but Mr.
Gynn managed to removo his coat
and dropped his lint on the grass.
"What's a-comlng?" asked tho doc
tor. "You are, unless you want a good
"Huh! You must havo lots of grit
to fight with a broken thumb. Well,
At tho houso, Miss Hopo, was weep
ing and tho doctor'B wlfo saying:
"Shut up!" exclaimed tho doctor
as ho put Ills gun away.
"Young lady, open your mouth.
Huh! Bit of ulceration. Keop this
liquid in your mouth for awhile. Feel
"Glvo you somo to take homo. Ache
all gono by and by. Now, young man,
or tho broken thamb."
Mr. Gynn held It out to bo looked
nt and operated on, nnd it was then
that Miss Hopo know that ho had
"la it broken?" sho asked.
"Out of Joint, Miss," answered tho
"And you never told mo," she said
In reproachful tones to Mr. Gynn.
Ho tried to emtio as tho doctor
pulled tho thumb back into place, but
it ended In a groan.
"You poor fellow!"
Tho doctor looked up nnd laugh
ed, and his wifo tossed her head and
"It's no uso to ndvlso young women.
Thoy are bound to bo foolish.
"Then don't advise," grumbled tho
Miss Hopo and Mr. Gynn walked
back together. Tho toothache had al
most vanlshod, and tho thumb felt bet
tor. At overy ono of Mr. Gynn'a calls
for tho next month they talked of
toothacho, broken thumbs nnd tho
doctor. Then there was a change.
Wo please ourselves that In ycu wo
meet ono whoso temper wns long
slnco tried In tho firo, nnd mado equal
to all events; n man so truly in lovo
with tho greatest future that ho can
not bo dlvorted to any less- Ralph
One Way to Live.
Tho Gadbys put on n great many
alra for peoplo of limited means."
"Why shouldn't thoy? Their moana
nay bo limited, but their credit U
tuito extejiBiro. ,
NO SLEEPING BAG FOR THEM
Laplander Preferred tho Snow and
tho Open Air, and Bo Had a
Sir Henry Lucy tolls in the Corn
hill Mngazinr n good story that he
had from Nansen, tho explorer. It
amusingly Illustrates tho hardy health
of tho Laplanders.
Part of Nanson's equipment for hla
trip acroBS Groonlnnd consisted of two
slooplng-bags mado of undressed
skins. On tho first night of tho Jour
ney Nansen nnd his two Norwegian
companions got Into ono of tho bags,
pulled tho mouth tight across their
necks, and so slept In tho snow with
only their hends out.
Before retiring for rest, NnnBen saw"
tho threo Laplanders ho had engaged
for tho expedition cozlly tucked Into
tho othor Bleeplng-bag. When ho
awoko In the morning, almost numb
with cold, he observed that tho bag
In which he had tlod up tho Lapland
ers was empty, and that they wero no
where In sight. Ho was afraid thoy
had deserted him, and scrambling
out of tho bag, went In search of
them. Ho found the threo mon fast
asleep behind a hillock of snow that
they had scraped together ao a pro
tection ngalnst tho wind.
"Ah, master," thoy said, when ask
ed to explain this extraordinary con
duct, "wo couldn't sleep in that thing.
It was too hot, so wo got out and
havo had a comfortablo night here."
Truth About Old Age.
Georgo F. Baer, tho famous PhlIa-
delphia railroad man, said on hlu
"I agree with Professor Metchnlkoff
about tho wisdom of tho old. Profes
sor Osier made It fashionable to de
cry gray hairs, but my experlenco has
been that tho old not only possess
wisdom, but they seek It nlso."
With a smile Mr. Baer added:
"The only peoplo who think they
are too old to learn are those who
really are too young."
Political argumuntB lose us
friends than they gain votes.
Together Tell of Bad Kidneys
Much pain that
masks as rheu
matism 1b due to
to their failure
to drive off uric
When you suf
fer achy, bad
ache, too; with
b o m o kidney
TtJIi a Storv"
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Trfd W llnrrln, JilTcrson, Ohio, iy:
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n symptoms 0r dropsy, and became ao
tiad I wan Inlil up In bed After doctor
hnd failed I began tnklnc Donn's Kidney
I'Uls They cured mo completely."
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