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. M wa
was a same
given by some
to John Dob
bin of Brace
b e skipped
out of the dis
the Red river
In the west
away out in
Haniloba, 70 miles beyond Wiuul
pog. The familiar phrase, a Cend In
human form, has lost much of its sig
nificance through over use in describ
ing people whom Fate has seen fit to
JIHct with abnormal capacities for
rage. Yet It serves very aptly as a
word-picture of Wild Dobbin, when
fthat Irritable Individual gave way to
'the tempests of pulsion which so fre
quently engulfed him. He won the
-nickname by flying into fits of rage
:aad chasing those near him helter
skelter, while he pursued with club or
sob or whatsoever he laid his hands
It was the cunning execution of one
of these carefully planned tricks that
led to his sudden departure from the
-district of Muskoka. There had come
from the old country one John Breck
inridge, a Scotchman, who had some
money and fancied that 'he agricul
tural business was Just the thing to
su't bim. As a general rule the
Scotch are canny, careful creatures
"who want to know exactly what the
prospects are before they take any
chances on the Investment of money.
But Breekenrldge seems to have been
of an easy-going disposition, which Is
not a desirable quality, or weakness.
In an adventurer seeking his fortune
in a strange country.
But if any counsel was offered
"Breekenrldge by outsiders 1t is certain
that he failed to profit by it. For com
ing to the district of Muskoka the
worthy Scot made up bis mind to set
tle near Bracebridge. He "looked upon
the land, and saw that It was good,"
-and also saw himself in anticipation
-a farmer of wondrous skill, winning
heavy financial rewards through the
coming of crops which sold easily in a
igenerous market To Wild Dobbin,
watching with spider-like care for
easy marks, came the welcome tidings
that there was a new arrival in the
vicinity who was desirous of purchas
ing a farm and Dobbin was not the
Itlnd of man who allows grass to grow
Hinder bis feet for lack of action.
So far, all was smooth sailing. The
farm suited Breekenrldge and Dobbin
Jiad proved most accommodating. But
when the note for the balance on the
purchase came due, Dobbin Informed
Dreckenridge that he had lost the note,
and made affidavit to that effect
Thereupon the honcBt Scotchman
promptly paid his creditor the amount
-of the note. Then Dobbin vanished
.from his accustomed haunts and was
seen no more in the vicinity of Brace
hrldge. After he disappeared It tran
spired that Instead of losing the note
he had sold it to a man who gave it
to another man to collect, and the
flatter sued Breekenrldge for the value
t the note and got judgment Paying
a debt twice over is not a form of re
creation which appeals favorably to
many people, end it did not suit the
taste of the indignant Scotchman. He
jiaw that he bad bee a swindled by the
artful Dobblu, aud applied to the gov
ernment for redress. The authorities
responded promptly by sending John
Wilson Murray to the scene; having
Instructed that astute detective to fol
low Dobbin and bring him back to
justice, so mutter what thtt cost might
Murray first Interviewed Breekcn
ridge, and heard his tale of woe. Then
he paid a visit to Dobbin's old home at
Ilracehrldice, but found no trace of
tilut. Neither did anyone In the vi
cinity appear to know Just when he
had gone away or whether he was
likely to return. This general lack
of information among the neighbors
man not surprising, for Dobbin was
never remarkable for social qualities,
and possessed no friend in whom he
would have been apt to confide. Mur
ray did not lose patience, however, and
continued making inquiries here aud
there until at last he learned that
Dobbin's sister had gone away some
time before and had bought a ticket
-to Winnipeg. Through a friend of the
bister in Winnipeg he ascertained that
the had gone to Morris, at that time
the end of that braueh of the Ca
nadian Tactile railroad, and at Morris
.bh had disappeared.
The trail U-ft by this woman seemed
lo l ha detective to be the one most
Jikily to lead to ber brother, and he
determined to follow it. Having pro.
cured a warrant, he started fur Morris,
aud arrived there on a stifling hot
day In July, 1S13. A careful search
lir sous trace of John IHibbln In the
town of Morris proved la vain, ud
Murray t'.3C tc try ths open coun
try beyoai tea Kd river. Alone he
began W pllgrljiase afoot, waiting
ior three miles down tuu river banks
ud asking at every houss be came to
whether any of Iht occupants knew
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FOR WILD DOBBIN
DETECTIVE MURRAY'S CONNECTION
WITH A FIEND IN HUMAN FCPM
John Dobbin. Nobody knew him. how
ever, sad after trudging another mile
Murray sat down In the shade to rest
and cool himself. He wished to cross
the river, but so far had found no
way of doing eo, and while lying lazily
on his hack considering the situation,
It occurred to him that the river was
not so very wide as to prevent his
voice reaching the opposite side. Ac
cordingly he set up a succession of
stentorian howls, which he repeated
at frequent Intervals. He became In
terested in the echoes and Bhouted
lustily, changing the tune occasionally
to a shrill whistle which was tossed
back to him on the fleeting winds.
Suddenly there came an answering
screech, and Murray sat up and looked
across the river. On the opposite bank
stood a woman, screaming to know
what was the matter.
"I want to cross the river," shouted
"How much will you give me If I
take yow over?" she queried.
"I'll civ you one dollar," roared
"AH ritnt; I'll call my man from the
field," she responded.
Thft woman went back Into a field
and soon a man made his appearance
at the water's edge, pushed off In a
ZfrxZAY Ti'CP TO
little boat and padiled over. He came
to a halt about 15 feet off shore and
Murray stood looking hlin over. He
was an odd little Frenchman whose
fuce. was tanned alniont black by tbu
rays of the sun. He surveyed the
would be passenger with t winkling,
"You give to me dollair?" be
queried, keeping his boat away from
Murray took out a paper dollar and
was about to walk down the nandy
shore to the water's edge, when tbe
boatman gave vent to a terrific whoop
and waved bim back with frantic flour
ishes of bis paddle.
"Queeksaud, Queeksaud!" he yelled.
Murray stopped short on tbe very
edge of a treacherous pit of quick
suud. He tested It cautiously with
one foot and while It looked like dry
sand it yielded readily and sucked In
his foot greedily. The little French
man kept ou shrieking warning to
bis prospective patenger to go back.
He would not bring his bout nearer
shore, but motioned tj the detective
to give hliu the dollar first Murray
out a long stick from a tree aud
fastened the dollar bill to an end of
the stick, then climbed (tut on a limb
of a tree overhanging the water and
tried to hand the money to hltu in
this way. It was a long aud difficult
reach. rqulrQ( a rlen f prolong
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gymnastic efforts, and Murray was by
no means a lightweight. In the midst
of his contortions the limb bent and
broke suddenly, and the detective
flopped heavily Into a quicksand by
the water's edge.
Murray could feel himself settling
lower and lower. To struggle yet
more furiously would have only has
tened the extremely unpleasant end.
Clearly the French financier was mas
ter of the situation, and there was no
chance for arguments as far as terms
of rescue were concerned.
"Back In here, man, back In! Name
your price later but give me a grip
of the boat," yelled the detective des
perately. "But how much you give?" Insisted
the Frenchman, holding himself Just
out of reach.
A bewildering array of high figures
flashed across the detective's vision.
Flalnly It was no time for haggling,
and the offer of a big sum trembled
on the tip of his tongue. He felt him
self slowly but surely settling.
"Name your own price," he said.
The little Frenchman eyed him with
"You must give ma one dollair no
less," he cried.
In spite of bis desperate predlca-
mint Murray almost laughed. He had
expected a demand ranging up In the
"I BKree; buck in, and be quick
about It." he said hastily.
"Hut pleaso give it 1110 first," begged
the cautious financier. "Give me please
.Murray had sunk almost to bis hlis.
and was beginning to settle fast, too,
but It was evident that he must pro
ceed to satisfy the greedy boatman's
demands according to tbe lutter's lm
Mised schedule. Twisting to one side,
be managed to reach bis pocket and
secure another dollar bill, which he
tusked to tbe Frenchman who had
rescued the first greenback when the
limb broke and the stick fell in the
water. The financier whirled his boat
around and fehot the IikIU end in to
where Murray could reach It. Thedetec
tle made a desperate effort, clutched
tbe bow snd kicked and heaved,
while the little Frenchman puddle!
valiantly. Murray came up like a cork
out of z bottle and tbe bont shot out
Into the stream dragging the recu-d
man behind It. He clambered In, tri
tbu little Frenchman, with the perspi
ration pouring down his shining face,
paused in his paddling long enough to
take the two dollar Mils out of bis
mouth. He folded one In a tloy wad
and tucked it into his left far. The
other he rolled la a ball aud aa ha
wm shout to hl;1e It ii Tifa mouth, n
d'ir Ms tongue, he smiled wistfully
"Flense, you do not tell her my
w ife?" And as If to make doubly sure
of his passenger's good will ha added:
"If you hnd not In such a hurry been
I would have done It for feefty cent
The Frenchman led him to the home
of Imbbln, whom Murray accosted
with the fact that he bad a warrant
for his arrest.
"You've got a warrant for mo?" he
roared, and ihen turned ferociously
upon the llttlo Frenchman. "And you
brought this fellow here to arrest
me?" ho queried. "You miserable
Freuch hound "
The sentence broke off In a demoni
acal howl of fury, and Dobbin charged
savagely at his betrayer, brandishing
his scythe. Shrieking dolefully, the
little Frenchman sprang away and
bounded across the field with the
avenging Dobbin In bot pursuit.
Murray, loping leisurely along,
came up and caught Dobbin by the
arm. He was too far gone 'for lack
of breath to offer any resistance, and
the detective slipped a pair of hand
cuffs on his wrists. Inwardly congrat
ulating himself on the happy train of
circumstances which had helped to
make the capture easy. As he turned
Dobbin In the direction of bis house,
his attention was attracted by a
piercing wall from the Frenchman.
"What's the matter with you now?"
Inquired the detective. "You're not
hurt any, are you? Dobbin didn't get
close ekough to put a band on you."
"Ah, del, no," wept the Frenchman
plteourty. "Ket la not of my body
which Is hurt, but helas, tat dollair
which I do tava In my mouth I did
"Wtu'l. that isn't my fault," said
Murrsy with a grim chuckle. "You
can't expect me to keep on feeding
you an banknotes." The handcuffed
Dobbhi laughed aloud in triumph over
the Frenchman's woe, and the latter
Indulged In a fresh outburst of grief.
"Think, oh. think," he cried, "the
queeksanis how I save you. I do
eat I lie dollair give to me another
"I haven't forgotten the 'queek
sands.'" said Murray with consider
able emphasis, "Neither have I for
gotten how long you kept mo In them.
You'll get nothing more out of me, my
linisttau friend, so skip for home.
March ubeud, Itohhlu."
On reaching the farm bouse with
his prisoner Murray found no one
within, but lu a little while Dobbin's
wife and sister made their appearanee.
When the former caught siht of tbe
handcuffs on her hudbund s wrists,
she turned swiftly aud made for the
wood pilo In the yard, while, the sister
ran down the cellar Blahs. Murray
and his prisoner were In the kitchen,
sitting on chulrs In opposite corners,
when Mrs. Dobbin returned from her
visit to the wood pile carrying a huj-e
axu aud the sister emerged from the
collar, armed with a cleaver.
"What does this mean?" demanded
Mrs. Dobbin fiercely, addressing the
detective. "Eiplala yourself, or I'll
chop you Into mincemeat. "
There was no reply f 0111 IiobMn,
but the woman looking Into the uius
ll of the death dealing weapon bold
In the detective's HeaJy hand came
in a suUun hall and stood lu tha uild-
die of the kitchen 1r. in tTtii,
while her slntr guarded the door with
the cleaver. For o-veral moment ao
one spoke and a dend sl!nr reigned
(wound the lonrly farm house. The
twilight shades were falling and a
veil of darkuess gradually descended
until Murray could barely distinguish
the three fijurcs of his companions.
The silence was shattered by the
sharp vibrant striking of a clock, and
as the last peal died away Murray
sprang to his fuel and spoke with de
"Time's up," he snid briefly. "Strlkt
There was no response and he turned
swiftly to Dobbin. "1'Te bad quite
enough of this foolery," he exclaimed.
"Axe or no axe, woman or no woman,
this stops right now. For the last
time I order you to call off your wife."
Mrs. Dobbin burst into a tempest of
"I'll die before my husband crosses
the Ked river to-night," she shouted.
"I'll take him, you and your sister,"
responded Murray fiercely.
Then he again turned his attention
to his prisoner. "Get a move on you."
he said roughly. "I've dallied around
here too long. Well hire a boat three
miles up the river."
"I own a boat on the river," said
"It's mine, not yours," corrected his
"You may aa well make some money
out cf your boat." he said addressing
Mrs. Dobbin. "Your husband must go
over the river with me and somebody
will get the money."
A greedy light shone In the woman's
"How much will you pay?" she
"I'll give you a dollar," replied Mur
ray. He produced four silver quarters
and dropped them one by one on the
floor. The pleasant Jingle of the
coins smote heavily on Mrs. Dobbin's
ears. She leaped for a candle, lighted
It, and gaied fondly at the money.
"Who will bring the boat back?" she
"You can send for It," responded
"I'll do It for a dollar and a half."
The detective dropped two more
quarters on the floor.
Captor and captured embarked on
the steamer Campana at Fort William,
which at that time was Port Arthur.
Capt. Anderson was the commander
of the vessel and an old friend of Mur
ray's, who as a matter-of fact was well
acquainted with all of the crew and
officers. The detective bad received
a timely hint of the plan to save Dob
bin In the Soo and held a short con
sultation with the genial skipper.
"I want you to do me a favor." said
Murray, after he had informed the
captain of the scheme to deprive him
of his prisoner. "Before we get to
Snult Ste. Marie, land me with Dob
bin In a small boat above the rapids
aud I'll pull for the Canadian shore."
"I've got a better plan than that,"
replied the captain, "Instead of risk
ing your life In a small boat above
the rapids, I'll put Dobbin In tbe hold
and shut the hatches before wo get to
the American side."
"He can yell like a Comancho In
dian In there, and no one can hear
him." said the Jovial skipper glee
fully. Tbe artful Dobbin was on the watch
for the moment when he was to carry
out bis lawyer's Instructions. Anxious
ly he waited as the boat drew near
the locks and got ready to send forth
the yells which were to be the signal
for the sheriff to come to his rescue.
Just then the steward approached the
officer and prisoner.
"Mr. Murray," he said pleasantly,
"would you like a little good whis
key?" "Why. yes, Indeed," resionded Mur
ray eagerly. "Dobbin, don't you feel
like Joining us In a drink?"
The prisoner smacked his Hps and
glanced around. There was lime for
him to avail himself or the Invitation
before tho boat entered the locks.
"Yes. I don't mind If I do." he re
plied, aud the trio went down to the
room selected by the captain. It was
11 little cubby hole of a place with no
window or outlet except a small port.
Tin y entered and tho steward prompt
ly stepped out again, after placing a
decanter of whiskey and glasses on
the table, and slummed the door be
"Why did he shut the door?" de
manded Dobbin, with sudden sus
picion. Mutiny eyed tho questioner
with a sardonic grin.
"Why don't you start yelllug for
your friend, tbe sheriff?" he queried
Dobbin glared f-iiiously at the con
founder of his plans. A lurid wave of
crimson dyed bis face, the veins In his
forehead swelled almost to the burst
ing point, and reaching over be
grasped the decanter by tbe neck
Murray flipped bis revolver out. aud
the two men stood face to face, one
thirsting for revenge, tbe other ready
to repel the txpected attack.
Murray was the first to speak.
"Tuke a good drink, IHibbln," he
said without the slightest trace of ex
citement in his voice.
The twat was alreudy in the locks.
Slowly Dobbin's grasp of tho decanter
relaxed, h placed it bark on the table,
sighed, and then taking it up again
poured out a long Crlnk and swat
lowed It In a draught Murray stood
watcblug htm, aud as ho replaced the
empty glass ou the taMo smiled
"Why don't you yell, Dobbin?" ha
asked f r the second time.
"Murray, l'vo lost my tuice," ha
(Copyrisht, 10. by W. O. Chapmta)
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HEW fRItNDS WONDEA
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Through the use of Donn's Kidney
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A HOPEFUL PROSPECT.
He Darling, I don't know what to
aay to your father.
She Just say: "Mr. Munn. I wish to
marry your daughter" then dodg.
Force of Habit.
In spite of the impediment In hli
spet-ch the fervent lover had nerved
himself up to the point of a proposal
"Mum-Mum-Maud." he began. "1
mum-mum may call you Mum-Mum
Maud, may I nun nun not?"
"Why. yes. If you wish to, Mr. Chat
"That's rah-rah right Call me Ha
"Ha ha Harry!"
"Thank you, Mum-Mum-Maud, ther
is sub-sus something very nun-nun
near my heart that concerns yuh yuh
you. Can you gug gng guess what
"Why, no. Harry."
"Then 1 11 tut-tut tell you. My dud
dud-darling. 1 lul-lul love you. Wub
wuh-will you bub bub bub-bubbe my
"Oh. Harry! This is so sudden!"
An Anstomtcal Wonder.
Senator Beverldge was criticising
the ludicrous speeches of a certain up
right but hot headed congressman.
"He does make queer blunders,
doesn't he?" said Senator Peveiidgo,
"Have you heard about his latest?
"Well, It seems that a constituent,
visiting him recently, complained of
the shabblness of a pair of Ink
stained crash trousers that he had on.
""A man of your position.' eald the
constituent, reproachfully, 'ought to
wear handsomer trousers than those."
"The congressman, offended, an
"'My trousers may be shabby, but
they cover a warm and honest heart.""
An Irish Bull.
After P.oyle Korhe's famous bird
comes tbe County Cork veterinary sur
geon. At'the last meeting of the Dun
manway rural council a member of
that body complained of tbe Inatten
tion of the official veterinary surgeon.
"There was," the rural councillor ex
plained, "a case of swine fever in this
place recently, and, though 'tho doc
tor got the order to go there, he
never turned up until tbe following
Tuesday, and even then It was an
other man who came to represent
AN OLD TIMER
Has Had Expsrlencss.
A woman who has used 1081001
lines It cams upon the market knows
from experience the wisdom of us
ing Postuin Id place of "coffee If one
values health and a clear btaln. tbe
"At the time Pes turn was first put
on tho market I was suffering from
nervous dyspepsia, snd my physician
had repeatedly told ma not to use
tea or coffee. Finally I decided to
take his advice and try Postum. I
got a package and had It carefully
prepared, finding it delicious to the
taste. So I continued Its use and very
soon Its beneficial effects convinced
me. of its value, for 1 got well of my
nervousness and dyspepsia.
"My husband had beeu drinking cof
fee all his life until It bad affected
his nerves terribly, and 1 persuaded
hi in to shift to Postum. It wss easy
to get bim to make the chauge for
the Postum Is so delicious. It cer
tainly worked wonders for bim.
"We soon learned that Postum does
Dot exhilarate nor depress and does
bot stliiiulute, but steadily aud honest
ly strengthens the nerves and the
"To uiake a long story short, our en
tire family continued to use Postum
with satisfying results, as shown In
our flue condition of health and ws
have noticed a rather unexpected Im
provement In brain and nerve power."
Increased brain and nerve power
always follow the use of Postum la
place of coffee, sometimes In a very
marked manner. "There's a Reason."
Look In pkgs. for the famous lltUs
took. "Ths lload to Wellvtlle."
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