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' OFtte KANSAS'!
By LOUIS TRACY,
. Aatbor f Tin Wing f the Mornin.- "The POUr of JLiht." Ete.
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.. " SYWOPSIS.
CHAPTER I. On. the steamer Kan
sas, 'leaving Valparaiso for England,
are -Miss Elsie Maxwell, fleeing from
the unwelcome " attentions of Pedro
Ventana, and Miss Isobel Baring.
Among the' other passengers Is Count
Edouard de FonciUf. The two girls be
come Interested in' Captain Courtenay,
the commander of the Kansas, and in
Joey, his to terrier. Courtenay is com
pelled to shoot a Chilean who lias tried
to knlf Chief Ollicor XJoyla.
CHAITKR Il.-rTlie Chilean. Trascu
ela, a coal passer,, tells.. of having; been
drugRed- and . thrown into the ship's
hold before her departure from Valpar
aiso. His wound, v4ii-h is not serious,
is attended to by Dr. Ciivistwiial. a pas
senger, At. night the Kansas runs into
a heavy storm, during which an ex
plosion in the enxJueo room is heard.
CHAPTER III.-Court'.nay tells the
passengers that the ship it. in peril, and
the boats are ma!e ready. The rav st
danger to the vessel and its jasaenwrs
is from mutiny by the Chilean crew
CIIAPTEH IV. The explosion hns
killed and woundid several tiremen and
wrecked the ship's "nKines. Uniting
helplessly, the Kansas strikes a reef 2
mill's from the perilous Chilean co.it.
CHAPTER V. Courteiiuy, witfl Cray
and Tollemache, two of the passengers,
overawes a mob of stewards and kitch
en hands, but in a struggle fur the
boats Boyle is badly hurt. isobel.
crazed with terror of Uu storm, rays
tines Elsie by calling her an emissary
or ventana. Elsie is icrt r nina uy ac
cident when the other women passen
gers are taken oft the Kansas in one of
CHAPTER VI- iilsie accidentally
Bees part of a letter addressed to the
captain. In it the unknown writer re
fers to "the woman destine! to be your
wire. Elsie, Courtenay, t hrlstobal, an
engineer named Walker, and Tolle
Biache. with some wounded men. among
them Boyle and rascuc-lo, are coiupeil
ed to remain on the Kansas, all the
boats .being gone or smashed. The
steamer floats, clear of the reef.
CHAPTER VII. In tne dark the
Kansas drifts on to an unknown des
tinatlM, - but: Courtenay- -discovers at
dawn--that land is hear."-
CHAPTER VIII. After drifting into
narrow fiord, the Kansas drops
anchor, and. Courtenay sets Walker to
repairing me engines, 'ine vessel is
attacked by savages.
CHAPTER IX. The Indians are beat
en off and one of their canoes is cap
tured. The Kansas takes aboard a man
from Argentina named Suarez, .who had
been a captive among the savages. He
declares that the Alaculols, as the In
dians are called, have guns and will at
tack the ship again
CHAPTER X. Courtenay discovers
that the explosion has been caused by
dynamite placed in the ship's coal at
Valparaiso. Speculators in copper, of
which metal the Kansas carries many
tons, would benefit greatly by the loss
of the steamer, and Pedro Ventana Is
suspected. Christobal tells of a love
affair between Isobel and Ventana.
Walker promises to have the Kansas
under way In 10 days. Some Indians in
a, eanoe- row near, the ship.
CHAPTER XI. In the canoe Courte
nay sees a water cask known' to have
been on one of the lifeboats. Christo
bal suspects Elsie of flirting with
Courtenay ami tells the girl he believes
the captain is in love with her. The
doctor has himself fallen in love with
Elsie, and is delighted to learn from
ber that she believes Courtenay to be
engaged. Elsie Js informed by Frans
cuelo that before the Kansas sailed he
had been drugged and flung into the
hold by Jose Anacletoi believed to be
in the employ of Ventana. Anacleto
had then temporarily taken Franscue
lo's place among I he coal passers. El
sie plans to have the deck of the Kan
sas covered in with, canvas in order to
keep oft the expected attack.
CHAPTER Xlt.-Tollemache lays
plans to defend the Kansas by means
of floating - dyjiamite rafts. Elsie ad
mits to herself her love for Courtenay.
. CHAPTER XIII. The Indians . again
became threatening, and Courtenay, In
love with Elsie,. asks Chrisfobal to de
fend ' her. The dynamite, however,
saves the ship.
CHAPTER XIV. In the paper wrap
per of a stick of dynamite, found in the
nhip's coal hunkers.-. Courtenay sees a
possible clue to the plotters against
liis vessel. He proposes to Elsie and
is accepted and offers to explain later
the mysterious letter. The hip is
atrain attacked by the Alaculols.
CHAPTER XV In the midst of the
battle two of tiie Kansas' missing boats
reappear with the passengers and some
of the crew, and the Indians are beat
CHAPTER XVI. Isobel and Ie Poln-oflit-
are. .In. -disgrace .having - .lotted.
when the boat was away from ilie ship.
to steal the boat and Us stores and
leave the- others stranded. CUle and
Courtenay announce their euxtigement.
Isobel faints on hearing Ventana and
Anacleto mentioned in connection with
the plot to blow up the lvnaa. Huarez
learns f mm-the "Wounded AUmulofs that
eleven. of the Kansas' crew are held bv
the savages, and Courtenay decides to
go to their rescue with sj, .of his men.
CHAPTER .XVII. i..Klsie, forcing
Suarez. at the point of a pistol to sc
company ber. I' MvesJ.thei-Kansas i at
night to save Coupte'inv, -wi.ose boat
has been captured by u;u Indians.
CHAPTER XVUI.firuy Joins VAnir,
Suarez and Joey In their - expedition.
-. The girl's plan to aize tho Indians'
canoes .and usi. them to bitiig Courte
nay and his men back ( to the hip
proves well conceived. '
- CHAPTER XIX. ;
lHE events of t!ic next 'hour
were shadowy n's"the dawn to
Elsie. She knew' that her lov
er placed men IniOach of " the
canoes, that the lifeboat itseir was
crowded and that It b-'gan the seaward
journey after the others had. started.
They sued out of the. twilight into
the morning glory of the open bay, and
never a savage hoot disturbed the ech
oes, Some of the Alaculofs had drag
ged a -couple of canoes from beneath
the trees and raced off toward the vil
lage, others had followed a coast path
known only .to them, while If there
were ' watchers by the side of that
mysterious river . which flowed heth
ways with' the tide they kept a silent
vigil, awed by the force
against them. 1 ' ."
As the lifeboat emerged Into the-estu-
flry under the vigorous sween of six
ash blades 'Elsie's ' wondering glande
rested on tne Brown plumpness or a
gi ; who .was. gazing., at, Suarez with
wistful, clistenine eves, much as Joey
..was .regarding his master. ;
; Courtenay caught the happy little
sigh, half laugh, half ob, with which
' Elsie. 'announced her-discovery of the
: Idyl in thecanoe. " .- ' -.
"We owe .a Jot to, that young per-
EDWARD J. CLODfi
son," he said. . "None of us could make
out a word she uttered when first we
saw her. She loses what small amount
of Spanish she can speak when she
becomes excited,, and it was sheer good
fortune that some of the crew" were
with her when she swung herself
down the aide of the cliff to warn us
of our danger; otherwise she might
have been shot. I suppose Suarez told
you what to expect?"
"You might as Well be talking Alacu
f yourself for all I can follow what
you are saying," murmured Elsie hap
pily , .
Whereupon Courtenay took thought
and explained that the channel which
flowed through that amazing cut in
the cliff led' to the crater of an extinct
volcano, into which the sea poured
twenty feet of water each tide. An
almost everlasting maelstrom raged
within, as the- water entered by a side
long channel and sent a. whirlpool spin
ning with the hands of the clock until
the enormous cistern was full and
against them until it was empty. The
sailors had taken refuge on a wide,
sulphur coated ledge high above the
vortex, and the presence of several
skeletons showed that many an .unfor
tuuute had sought a last. shelter-there
against pursuit. Every Alaculof knew
of this retreat, but few dared approach
it, as the roar of the water far below
appalled them.' 'There was only one
path. .When the hunters closed that
their preyvwas. safe. The alternative
to capture was death by starvation.
The Chileans and be himself during
the past fourteen hours had subsisted
on a bag of dried berries stolen by the
girl when she first led the 'sailors
"Didn't you see how eager - we all
were to search the lockers?" he asked.
But the rascals had cleared efery
scrap when the boat fell into their
bauds again with the falling tide.'
She nestled close to him.
"1 saw nothing," she whispered. "My
mind held but oue thought that you
were anve, uiougu indeed I was
mourning you as dead. But now I am
restored to my senses. I thluk I can
grasp what happened. Did Joey find
"Yes. -You can guess my bewilder
ment when he spraug on top of me
I was lying down. I heard our sen
tries shouting, but paid no heed. - As
a ' matter of fact.' El3ie. I. too. had
abandoned hope. 1 could see no (.'uauce
of escape. Great heaveu to think
of your coming to . my rescue!
uiade.you do it?"
'Tlcase go on. Tell me all
shall hear my story afterward."
"Well, I jumped up, and Joey nearly
fell into the crater with delight. , 1
was just in time to save Suarez from
beiug shot. Luckily he was a . long
way behind the dog, and I recognized
his makeup." .'..,
Though Courtenay did not allow ten
seconds to pass without a glance at
the charming face by his side, he nev
ertheless had a sharp eye for events
elsewhere. He saw smoke rising from
the funnel of the ship. A line of flags
dancing from the foremast told him
that Boyle had discovered them as
soon as they were clear of the deep
shadow ' of Guanaco hill. But there
were anxious moments yet In store. A
fleet of canoes put . pff . from Otter
creek. There was every prospect of a
fight before they reached their fortress.
They had a long two miles, to travel,
and the Indians could attack them ere
they covered half the distance.
A long blare from the ship's siren
thrilled their .hearts, but the excite
ment became frantic when three short,
sharp blasts followed, and every sailor
knew that the chief officer had sig
naled, "My engines are going full speed
That was a pardonable exaggera
tion, but the Kansas was. certainly
moving. They could see , the white
foam churned up by her propeller.
With one accord they cheered madly,
and the oars, double handed now, tore
the lifeboat onward at a pace which
outstripped even the shallow canoes.
" Then the Indians did a wise thing.
They spared many of their own lives
and perchance others of greater value
to the world by ceasing to paddle. The
pnlookcd for Interference of the great
Fvessel was too much for them. They
merely staral and cackled in amaze,
while the small flotilla dashed toward
the towering black hull, and Boyle
lowered the gangway""ln readiness to
receive the captain, his bride elect and
a. good' "half of the passengers and
crew. .. . ' , . .
Courtenay lost not an instant of fa
voring tide and- fine weather. When
Boyle told him that Walker could
work the engines under easy steam, be
dashed up to. the bridge three, steps at
a time. With his hand on the tele
graph he superintended the hoisting on
j board of the lifeboat and two of the
I cauoes,whieb he meant to carry away
as trophies-r-be sure that Elsie's own
; special craft was one of them. Mean
; while Boyle saw to' the safe stowing In
the remaining canoes or the wouuded
Indians in the fore eabhv and a few
furnace bars attached to -a rone an
chored -them in mldchaunel, whence
. their friends could bring them to shore
-At last the captain of the Kansas
had the supreme satisfaction of bear
lng the clang .of the .electric bell tn the
engine room .as He put the tejegrapn
lever, successively to "Stana Dy ana
"Slow f ahead.".- Gradually tne snip
crept north, . gaining . way as the en
gines Increased their stroke and the
full body of the ebb tide made Its voi-
ume felt-Bound swung the Kansas'fb
'the west Just as the sun cleared the
highest peak of the unknown moun
tains. How good It was to feel the
.steady thrust of the pistons, the long
roll of the ship over the swell!
I .But beat .of all was It to hear Elslo
tell , how - Dr. Christobal had handed
' her a .bulky packet, In which she
. found Courtenay's words of farewell,
together with those wonderful letters
which fate bad held back from her
twice already. They were only glowing
epistles -from the hundreds of passen
gers on the Florida, but six of them
were proposals from enthusiastic la
dies, all well dowered and eager to
give their charms and their casn to tnen
safe, keeping of the man who had
saved their lives. It was with refer
ence to some joking comment by Cour
tenay on, these missives that his sister
wrote to congratulate him on having
escaped .matrimony under such condl
Long before noon the Kansas clear
ed White Horse island. Thenceforth
the; run i was due south until : eight
bells, when for the second time within
a fortnight the captain set the course
Elsie noted that Count Edouard de
Folnclllt dined with the rest, sitting
beside Isobel. Courtenay put in an ap-
''My enylne are going full speed astern."
pearauce, later to partake of a hasty
meal. lie gave monsieur a black look,
but of course,. catching Elsie's eye In
stantly, be meekly sat down and said
nothing nothing,; that". ls,r of "an . un
Crawling quietly Into the strait of
Magellan at daybreak, the ship put
forth her best efforts in the run through
the narrows. Passing Cape San Isidro,
she signaled her name, and it was
easy to see the commotion created by
her appearance. A real furore began
when she approached Sandy point. A
steam launch puffed off hastily from
the side of a Chilean warship, and the
commander brought the news that be
had been sent specially from Coronel
to search .the western coast line thor
oughly for the Kansas. He was about
to return that day to report his failure
to discover any trace of the missing
vessel, and be listened in amaze while
Christobal gave h ltd a succinct history
of the ship's doings.
At the end Courtenay presented 4ilm
with a photograph of Elsie's chart, to
which many additions had been made
by her under her lover's directions.
The position of the shoal and of Pillar
rock, together with the set of the tidal
current, Was clearly, shown, and it Is
probable that Good Hope inlet; not
withstanding its dangerous approach,
Will be thoroughly surveyed one of
these days.. Then perhaps more may
be heard of those lumps of silver and
copper ore which the savages hurled
at the Kansas.
The cruiser hurried away -under
forced draft 'to report from Coronel,
the nearest cable station. Thence she
would go to Valparaiso, so she carried
a sheaf of letters and one passenger,
Frascuelo. Finding that be could not
execute the -needed repairs; at Sandy
point, Courtenay decided to. make for
Montevideo, where, he would be Id tele
graphic communication with Mr. Bar
ing. He "was' fortunate in finding a
shipwrecked crew on shore awaiting
transport to Englapd. He secured a
full complement .of officers and engi
neers, and the Kansas reached the
chief port of Uruguay without any dif
A sack load of teleirrams awaited the
ship. The Chilean man-of-war put Into
Valparaiso, , after calling at Coronel,
nearly three days before the Kansas
dropped anchor on the east coat; hence
there was time for thlnirs to haDoen.
and jthey seized the opportunity. The
copper market b.ad turned Itself inside
out The firm of Baring,'7 Thompson,
Miguel & Co. had rebounded from com
paratlve ' ruin to a stronger ; financial
state than ever, and Senor Pedro Ven
tana, after '. shooting - a man named
J ose - Anacleto, had considerately ; shot
himself. Evidently Frascuelo lost no
time , when' he went ashore. Mr.; Bar
ing, too, reported ' that . the dynamite
wrapper bad been traced to Veutana's
possesston...,:';.v'-T.' L. - .
' When Isobel Barlngiheard this fjnal
item she fainted . so badly .that Dr,
Christobal thought Jt advisable she
ahonld be taken to a hotel while the
ship remained, in port, but she vetoed
this ;prpposar4etennInedly when she
recovered her senses and straightway
confessed to -Elsie that. .Ventana. was
her husband. She had fdolishly'.agrficd 1
to marry hjui privately., and Anacleto
had witnessed the ceremony. Within
a month she regretted her choice. There
were quarrels and threats. Ultimately
ah agreement was made hat 1 hey
should separate. Her father knew mid
approved of the arrangi'meut. He
could not afford to break openly with
Ventana, and It must have been a
dreadful shock to him when he learned
that the scoundrel had plotted not only
to destroy the ship, but to murder his
wife at the same time. .
; "So, you see," she added, with a wan
smile, "I did not give serious .bought
to your troubles, Elsie. Ventana could
never have married you while I was
- Elsie's cheeks reddened.
"I never told you be asked me to
marry lilm," she said. "It would have
been just the same had he done so.
As it was, I feared, the man. Now
you know why I ran away from Chile.
If I permitted another impression to
prevail, I acted for the' best,.- But the
unhappy man is dead. Lt us endeav
or to forget him." .
"His memory haunts me with an en-.
during curse!" cried Isobel bitterly
"Among my papers I had some letters
of his, the marriage ctulilicate aud his
written promise not to uiolest me. On
that .awful night when the ship was
disabled I went to ... my .cjiJUln and se
cured them, or thought 1 did. At any
rate, I could not Und them when we
landed on White Horse islaud. and
from hints dropped by. that wretched
little adventurer "De Polnclllt 1 feel
sure they have fallen Into his-hands,
Believe me, Elsie. I was half mad
when J helped him to steal the. boat."
V' "Steal the boat! What boat?";
"Has not Captain Couiteuay told
'Xot a word."
"Ah, he Is a true gentleman." But you
forget. You heard what he said to De
Poltieillt before he went to the Guan
"Yes; I did not understand. . Oh, my
poor Isobel, how you must have suf
fered, while I have been so happy!"
"If only I could recover my papery"
"May I ask Arthur to help?"
"He kuows the worst of me already.
One more shameful disclosure cannot
add to my degradation."
"Isobel, how little you know him!"
Thus spoke Elsie after fourteen days.
Truly there is much eullghtenmeut In
M. le Comte Edouard de roiucilit.
to his Intense chagrin, found that a
ship's captain .has far reaching pow
ers when he chooses to exert tbem
Rather than filter a.Montevidean jail
V'here people have died suddenly of
nasty fevers, he not oirty. restored the
missing documeuts,uWt submitted to a
close scrutiny of hi own belongings,
wuicn resulted in the pieasiug aiscov
ery that he was not a French count,
but a denizen ofi-Martlnique-riuost
probably a defaulting valet or clerk
No one .troubled to r Inquire further
about nlm. His passage, money was
refunded, and be was bundled ashore.
Courtenay's vfew" "was "that he had
heard by sotlle' merms of Isobel's in
tended departure from Valparaiso and
deemed it a good chance of winning her
approval of his countship, seeing that
sucii titles are not subjected to serious
investigation. -Jn : SovAh America. Sua.
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whore Mr. Barlug and Dr. Christobal
established them on a small ranch. .
Isobel renewed her voyage some
what chastened In spirit, but her vola
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-'-..- atom tarmnnnvtt -
tile nature soon'survlved" the sIWStslt
had received. By the time the Kansaa
putlier ashore at Tilbury; to be clasped
In the arms of a timid and-tenrful
aunt, she was xeady .as .ever for, the
campaign of glory she had mapped out
la London and Paris. . "" ,
Captain Courtenay, R.- N and his
wife ai-e not such distinguished per
sonages, but their romance had a se
quel worthy of Its unusual beginning..
They were married quietly a week aft
er the Kansas reached London. .There
was some war scare In full .blast atthe
moment, and a lord of the admiralty
who deigned to read the newspapers
thought it was a pity that a smart
6ailor 6hould not risk his' life for"' his
country rather than in, behalf of base
commerce. So he looked up Courte
nay!s record and found that It was ex-
el lent, the young lieutenant's reason
for resigning bis commission being the
necessity of ; supporting : his mother
when her estate was swept away by
bank failure. The sea lords made
him a first rate offer of reinstatement
In the service at a higher rank without
any loss of seniority, and they went
about the business with such dignified
leisure that Dr. Christobal had time to
find out, through men wjiom he could
trust, that Elsie's small estate In Chile
contained one of the. richest mines in
the country. He secured a bid of many
thousands of pounds for It and advised
,M. Courtenay to accept half In cash
and half in shares of the exploiting
It was not unreasonable, that Gray
should go back to Chile to take charge
or Elsie's mine nor that Mr. Boyle
should become captain and Walker
chief ; engineer of the Kansas, while
To.llemache settled down in Euglaud.
' THE END. ;
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Stereotyping. ' . '
It Is - claimed that stereotyping .was
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The Cure. .
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"I think he's out on a little matter
of wheat." replied the bright clerk,
'Certainly ' lioL If be had been long,
he would have' been In. It's because
her. was short that he's out,' Phlladel
pbia Press. ' 4 .
,. :::-:;A20 Year Sentence.::;;'.. -;: ,
'f "have Just' completed ' a ' 20 year
health sentence,, imposed by Bucklen's
Arnica Salve which cured me of bleed
ingVphes jusf - 20 .yeara': ago.'rr-iwrltes
O.; 9.- Woolevcr of LeRarsville, N..Y.
Bucklen's -Artilca Salve heals the worst
8Qres.Jboils, burps, ourtds tnd ,jua
in the shortest time. 25c at all drug
IglsU. ', . - . ,..!:
No kitchen appliance gives
such actual satisfaction and
real home comfort as the New ;
Perfection Wick. Blue Flame
. Kitchen work, this coming
summer, will Be better and quicker done, with greater
personal comfort for the worker if, instead of the stifling
beat of a coal fire, you cook by the concentrated flame of the
II W IPE!KCTIKI
VM Blue Flame
Delivers heat where you want it never where you don't
, want . it thus it keeps the kitchen cool, , Bums for
hours on one filling." Instantly regulated1 for low,
medium or intense heat. Has sufficient capacity for
all household needs. . .. t.
Three sizes if
a wonderful light giver. Solidly
. made, beautifully nickeled. Your living-room will b
pleasanter with a Kayo Lamp. ' : ; .
If not with your dealer, write our nearest agency,
- STANDARD OIL COMPANY
What Causes Headache?
From October to May, coids are the
most frequent cause of headache. Lax
ative P.romo iuirnine removes cause.
E. W. Grove on box. 2.r cents.
Ii. J. TOHER A. Is. ANDERSON
JBL J. THEE -& DB
PRIVATE WIRES TO NEW YOKK
AND CHICAGO. '
109. MAIN STREET, - ' DAVKNPORT
niONE WEST 407- ' ' . '.
, , CUNTRACTOltS AK BCILUKRIi.
Jf!hiia ll!k & C
Manufacturers of Eash, Doors, Bllnde
and Stairs. Interior Finish of all kiiids
HARDWOOD VENEER FLOORING
AND DEALERS IN GLASS. "
til AND 12
EIGHTEENTH STREET, .
ROCK ISLAND. ILL.
who doesn't care if you never
come back for clothes made to
fit a price, but come here for a
suit made to fit you.-
We never cater to a tempor
ary clientele. .1, .
, The character of Our clothes
so evident and " so uncommon
are their passport to a perma
nent place In every finely se
. B. Zimmer & Son
&h Building, l09 Eightenth St
"We ma je your father' Clothe."
; H. & G. LOHSE
' .- -r- ' '
"JOBBING A SPECIALTY". '
. '' - ' - - -: - v. .
Plans and Estimates Furnished.
;h:' A LOE-1317 Twenty
fifth BtreeL Old phone 773-.'
GUS LOHSEr-906 Seventh av-:
eniie. Old phone' 756-Y. ' ,
not at your- dealer's, - write- out i
SAVE MONEY ' titi
If you live In Rock Island
and wish fresh country
dairy butter and . siriolly
fresh eggs delivered at
your doory all. the; year
round, write your nam
on a postal and send it to
r :. 'I ' ' ' '
SOLE PROPRIETOR OFRlDCE
BRAND BUTTER AND RIDGE
Our Prices x
Cream Flour, every sack s ,'
guaranteed, sack ...... -i. .$1.35
Fresh Bread, three loaves
for ...... 10c
Dairy Butter, per lb..-. .s.. 25c
.Pure Lard, per lb. .'.-.. . 10c
Picnic Hams, per lb. ...... Ec
Horn made gauer,. Kraut,.;
per gallon 15c,
I. X. L. Pancake Flour., two
packages for ......... . j'-. i 5c
Dill Pickles, per'doien... , trie
- ' ' ,
'We are sole agents for H. B.
Bucklen's Northern Grown Seeds
the best seeds that money can
buy. - -' . .:.. . ' .
ea Boetje )
' The ' Strictly Cash Grocers.'" J
New phone . 5G96;, old phone
. 828-X. 930,Thlrd avenue;
iWhat Shall We Hav6-torpfettrt?
.Try JKI.L-O, the. dainty,- appetizing.
1 economltMl d'esst-rt. ' - Caw be -ure oared
Instantly simply add boillfig crater anil
wry? wurii vwj.- r tjiyurTO just Tlni;
sweetened Just right; perfect in-every
way. A ltc ' package maIu8-'tenaMgit
dessert for a large .family . All grnctiti
ecu 11. iJoni accept Bubsutmes. JELA,
O complies with all- purei food laws; 7
flavors lemon, orange, raspteiTy. straw
berry, chocolate, cherry, beach, ' -.