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■y BELLE MANIATES
Copyright. IWB, by P. G. Eaatmeut
Back In the midst of a hundred oak:
ttood the rambling old farmhouse. It:
Uwn stretching Into gardens, its car
dens Into orchards, orchards Into mend
ows and meadows Into forest. In thl
Meal old country place dwelt Ellhv.
Wilkes, a stern, puritanical old man.
his timid, docile wife and tlieir or
phaned granddaughter. Helene I.n\v
fence, who, despite the fact that her
upcoming bad been strictly and nor
lowly supervised by her grandfather
and that she had been allowed uo piny
mates, was blooming Into a winsome
The last month had been one of de
ll«fat to her. One day an automobile
had broken down near the bouse, and
Ms occupant, a beautiful young woman
from the city, had stayed there while
bar chauffeur had returned for re
How It was accomplished was a mys
tary, but Mlsa Marshall bad won the
aid man's consent to ber becoming r.
boarder at The Oaks for a few weeks,
as she was In search of Just such r.
place for test and quiet after a guy
The night before her return to her
home she took a beautiful stroll through
the woods with Helene, whose eyes
lasted la wistful meditation upon her
"Louise," she said In soft voiced
tones, "I am lonely and sad at the
thought of your leaving us."
"My dear little Ingenue, 1 wish 1
could persuade your grandfather to let
yoa accompany me. It Is preposterous
to think you have been shut up In one
plaoa. no matter how lovely It may be,
for the whole of yo»ir life—never to
have been to the city,'even, or to have
seen any young men save the farmers
"Oh, Louise," said the young girl,
with a bright blush, "I went to the
little station today, and I saw the
MM THEY CAMS TO A PILLIK TRKB HR
VUaiD HXH TO BIT DOWN.
grocer. He has recently come there.
Snob a Bne color aud such beautiful
eye*! Hare you seen him?"
"Tea," replied Louise, the muscles
Of her face rigid la ber effort to main
tain composure. "I went to the sta
tlon the ether day, and I saw him."
"He Is going to came to the places
about here every day now to take or
ders. be says. Don't yon think him a
•as man?" '.j# 7
"Little Hlfsntts, I can see how you
think htm handsome, bat In my world
Is the city tbere are far handsomer
mea than be."
The young girl shook hay hi ml In
The next day Louise Marshall left
The Oaks for her home and took Helena
with her to tbe station, a distance of
three miles through a stretch of cool
dark trees. The little Ingenoe gaaed
sadly after the train that was bearing
•way one who had made life so dif
ferent and eo Interesting to ber. She
had to leave the horse at the black
smith's to be shod, so she returned on
foot through the woods. As she walk
ed slowly beneath tbe canopy of < the
•live tinted lewpa she beard footsteps
coming quickly behind her. It was the
"I Jnst drove In from tbe next town
and saw yon as you were leaving tbe
depot, and I overtook yon to eee If I
might not walk with yon."
The little Ingenue was vary tired
and waa willing at bis bidding to
walk more slowly. When they came
to a fallen tree he urged her to sit
down and test. Knowing well that
this was an opportunity that would
never come to her again, sbe yielded to
the temptation to sit down beside him.
The grocer was a qnlet man, hot abe
prattled ingenuously of ber life, ber
friend and ber home. Once when the
turned to look at him his face was
slightly turned from her. Sbe contem
pts ted with fascination his well shsp
ed bead, with Its dark brown hair.
Suddenly be turned, bis eyes looking
lull into here. She paled, and than the
warm color sudused ber (ace and
brought a shining look Into her eyes.
_"I She manured can
"Welt," be urged. "Will you not:
tell me your name—your first nameT"
"Helene. tell me If this hour ws !
have spent here In the woods alon<
has been a pleasant one to you."
"The plensuntest hour," she said
frankly, "that I ever have spent"
"Helene. would you like a lifetime of I
"Oh," she gasped, "no one's life
could be that!"
"Yours shall be, Helene. Will yor
leave home for me—to be my wife?"
Helene was very grave now. "Yoi
should not talk like that to me," she
said reprovingly. "You should not say
that. We do not know each other."
"Helene," he protested, "I knew you
the moment I looked into your eyes.
Come to me without knowing rue
Take me on trußt."
"I must not. They would never let
"Lenve that to me. Tell me you wl|
marry me. and I will win their con
Sbe sighed incredulously and looked i
at blm wistfully.
When Louise bad been bome a few
days she received a letter which rear
My Dear Louise—l promised you thai
If my grandfather should ever relent and
consent 1 would pay you a visit. I car
now fulflll that promise. I am golnff u
marry the grocer very soon, and I write
to see if I may come to you while I make
my simple preparations. My grandfather
thought you might advise me what to
purchase. Once more I sign myself thr
name you gave me,
THE LITTLE INGENUE.
Dismay at the thought of the beau
tlful yoovt girl wedding the grocei
made Louise oblivious to the entrance
of her favorite cousin, Itoger Crofton 1
until be spoke. She handed him tb<
"I recall that grocer perfectly," she
said, with a sigh—"good looking, 1
admit, and rather well educated. bu<
not her equal! It shall not be!"
"How can you prevent It, I/rnlse?"
"I'll introduce her to the world wben
sbe comes, and then by contrast sh<
will see her mistake."
Sbe began ordering some simple bui
elegant evening gowns for the debut ot
the youug girl. When she arrived Lou
Ise saw in the transcendent beauty thai
radiated from ever;- feature that shi
had no passing fuuey to overthrow
The days that followed brought t
round of gayety, and Helene was pleas
ad and Interested In this new Hfe, bm
one day she ctune to LoqiSe with spar
"He Is coming Tuesday to take m»
aooncement. But sbe re-enforced her
courage. Tuesday night sbe waa tc
give a brilliant evening. ' The grocer
would appear In the midst of the ele
gant cultured men. and Helene would
see the contrast.
The fateful night arrived, and Helene !
moved among the guests radiant and j
expectant. Late In the evening she
saw the grocer enter the big hall. Lou
isa, noting the sudden disappearance of
her little friend, divined the reason,
and when the guests had departed sbe
went In search of the girl and ber
grocer lover. As she approached a little
screened retreat Helene stepped forth,
her eyes like stars.
"Louise, here he Is!"
Louise entered the dimly lighted
room. A tall form came forward, and
sbe looked Into the eyes of ber cousin
"I don't understand!" she exclaimed,
taking his outstretched hand. "The
"I went to the little station near The
Oaks one day," he explained, "to rec
onnolter and see what held so great
an attraction for you there. I found It
an elegant place to fish and loaf and '
concluded to remain and have Cather
by Join me. I found the grocer, to
whom I applied for lodging, In despair
because his clerk had left. I took
charge of his store while he want to
look up some help, and my first cus
tomer was our little friend here. Well,
it was a case of love at first sight with
me, and I wooed her In the role of gro
cer from a whim. I revealed my true
position to her grandfather, and be
found my credentials acceptable, but I
did not let Helene know my Identity
until tonight. I came here to confide In
you the other day. and from another
whim resolved to let you try your skill
at effecting a change of heart. I
thought It a good opportunity to show
my worldly wise cousin the power of
Liberia Is the home of the cblmpan
see. of the benutlful monkey known .
as Dandy Jack, of the water chev 1
retains and such strange beasts as the
manatee and the armadillo. The chim
panzee Is said to bear a near relation
to man. and people who do not enter
tain that view will be able to gange !
the sagacity of the animal from the
following Interesting anecdote: "I saw
a young female chimpanzee from tha
Cavalla river In the possession of tht 1
German consul at Cape Palmas. It
would have been difficult to meet
with a more hnman creature not ac- '
tually of the genus homo. This chlm- '
panzee lived In ber owner's bousa as '
a child might have done, with a negro '
nurse to look after ber. She was gen- 1
erally allowed complete liberty and '
Aid not abuse this freedom by break- '
Ing or siiolllng anything within her '
reach and, strange to say, was won- '
derfully dean In her habits, a virtue '
too ofter wanting In chimpanzees. '
Puppe would come when bar name *
was colled and fling herself Into her '
master's arms. I'uppe's sympathy '
with strangers was discriminating. If '
she liked the person Introduced she '
would climb on his knee and tender 1
charming caresses, pushing out tha '
long lips la a pout to be kissed." '
will sell at Public Auction on the ranch of Jacob Oestreich,
deceased, 5 miles northwest of Paha and 10 miles southwest of Ritz
ville, the following described property, on
1 NOVEMBER O
Beginning at lO o'clock Sharp
14 Head work mules
7 Head of horses
2 Two-year-old mules
1 Yearling mule
2 Suckling mule colts
1 Suckling horse colt
1 Two-year-old horse colt
1 Yearling horse colt
1 Saddle horse
3 Milch cows
10 Head hogs
4 Dozen chickens
3 Wheat racks
1 Top buggy " uu
1 Superior 20 disc drill
1 Monitor 20 hoe drill
TFRMS* All sums of 10 and under ' cash - Al *sums over $10 time will
1 - ,IXITI,J# be given to the 1-st of October, 1908, on bankable notes with
approved security, bearing 10 per cent per annum, interest from date of sale. A
discount of 5 per cent for cash on all sums over $10.
MRS. NELLIE OESTREICH
COL. Wm. F. YOHNKA, Auctioneer.
An Inquiry comes to us from a read
er who Is undoubtedly Interested In
the tree planting gospel Inquiring
whether spring or fall Is the best time
for planting the needs of the soft and
hard maple and box elder. These seeds
of the latter two varieties, which are
matured In the fall, may be sown any
time In the fall before It freezes up or
In the apring. In the latter case they
should be put In the ground as early
as possible. With the soft maple,
whose seeds ripen iu June, the snvlng
may be done In the fall, provided rare
has been taken lu saving the seed,
which Is likely to spoil unless It is
thoroughly dry when put away. If a
good stand cannot be got from soft
maple seed carried over. It Is better to
make a sowing as soon as possible
after the seed falls In June, when It Is
strong and vigorous and there has been
no opportunity for It to spoil.
That sklttishness in horses Is not al
ways due to unadulterated meanness
and pure cussedness, as many are wont
to think, but rather to real fright, was
Illustrated in an Incident noted the oth
er day in which a horse standing near
a railway depot was literally scared to
death. The mogul engine of a through
freight which had stop|»ed at the sta
tion for coal and water gave a prolong-;
ed, loud and shrill whistle. The horse
la question, a three-year-old colt, show
ed great fright, fell to Its knees and
expired in a few seconds, its nervous
organism having been so affected as to
cause Its heart to stop beating. While
instances of this kind are rare, they re
veal a condition that should be taken I
into account by all teamsters and drlv
Other house hold goods too numerous to mention
Free Lunch at Noon
VALVE OF TESTED SEED.
The difference in yield between an
average of two aud of three stalks in
each hill through a Held, however large
or small, is approximately the differ
ence betweeu fifty and seventy-flve
bushels per acre, or 50 per ceut of the
smaller yield. Yet In spite of an ob
ject lesson so plain there are tena of
thousands of farmers all through the
corn belt who are this year complacent
ly husking an average of thlrty-flve or
forty I ushels per acre who might Just
as well be gettlug double or nearly
double the yield If they would exercise
care In the one point of a proper se
lection and testing of their seed corn.
There Is no more work Involved In
preparing the ground for and In plant
ing good seed than In planting that
which is poor, nor In tilling a good
rather than a poor stand of corn; hence
the quality of seed used Is resiK>nstble
to greater degree than any other factor
for the miserably low average yield of
corn re|>orted by crop statisticians for
the country as a whole.
A man was In a hardware store the
other day buying some articles, among
them a steel trap. When the articles
were wrap|>ed he told the clerk that he
would have to throw the trap in, and
as he was quite Insistent In bis de
mand the clerk, for the sake of policy
and of keeping the man's patronage,
took no pay for the trap. What doe*
this me in? Simply that the farmei
had a mean, niggardly spirit and would
beat down a price every time he got a
chance, not that he himself intended tu
be v. ore g»:icroos In turn to his cus
tomers. Not so! Tin* general public
has little sympathy with this'kind of
u; :u. they have no tears tp shed
when lie g?»ts taken dowu a notch
1 Four bottom disc plow
1 Three bottom disc plow
1 Two bottom disc plow
1 16 inch walking plow
1 10 foot sod cutter
I 24 foot wood harrow
I 14 foot iron harrow
I 16 foot weeder
I 5 foot Standard mower
I Deering rake nearly new
I 14 ft. McCormick header
3 Header boxes
I Chatham fanning mill
I Set buggy shafts
9 Sets work harness
I Man's saddle
I Boy's saddle
1 Iron bed stead
2 Wooden bed steads
1 Bed lounge
2 Center stands
2 Sewing machines
2 Rocking chairs
1 Extention table
1 Wash stand
1 Coal heater
1 Range stove
1 Small rocker
1 Kitchen cabinet
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TI»PIONEER NATIONAL BANK
ItiifuilU, Wit a el).
Capital $75,000.00 Surplus $25,000.00
O. H. Green*, President.
C. E. Shipmc n, Vice-Preiideut.
W. H. Martin, Cashier.
Safety Depotit Vault Separate for Customers.
First National Bank
Capital and Surplus, 9150,000
Is the oldest, largest National Bank in Adams county.
Offers its customers every facility consistent with conservative
Places loans for term of years on farm and city property under
especially favorable i ontracts.
Pays interest on time deposits:
Its officers are experienced and courteous and its directors are
among the most substantial business men in the county.
J. D. BASSCTT, President U. K. LOOSE. Vice President
A. T. KENDRICK, Cashier