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TERS. - CHASTER X Barak a, a Tartar Kin.
mum taamond of a g-aldaa beasded
ftsaoftr ka tu aroaaaetiaff and ssaar-1
la tarba Jn tfea viotBttr of bar faama In
aaatsai Acta, and ravwalad to lain tha lo
attoo of a niiaa at rubU hp; that
tha straavar wawld lava bar ta ratura for
kar diaatoauia. They wara failowad to
the cava by tha alri'a ralaUvas. who
Blootoed up tha aatranca, and draw aft
tha watar supply, lea. via tba couple to
61a. Baraksa coualn Saad. her aetrottoad.
attemptad to climb awu a eilff vartoafc
ln tba mlm; but Ui traveler abat Urn.
JTba stranger, revived trout a, water aeurd
Eaad carried, dap; bis way out ef the
tvmnel, and departed, daaarttes the girl
and carrying a baa; af vttblaa. Barak a
a-atbered all tha seme aba oautd carry,
: asd started 1b pursuit. -
CHAPTER XI. Meraaet Dons IMar
rariLa da Cordova), a famous prima, don
na, became engaa-ed In Londoa to Ken
itaatln LogotiisU. a wealthy Qraek teas,.
Sler. Hr Intimate friend waa CouqMm
Ueven, knowi as LaAy Maad. whose hs
baod had bean kiHed by a Wrob la St.
Petersbtirg; and Lady Ma ad's moat intl-
. mats friend was Rufus Van Torp, an
American, who had been a cawboy la
early Ufa, but had become one of tha
richest men in the worl8. Van Torp waa
tn love with Margaret, and rushed to
Louden as soon as he heard of hr be
trothal. He offered Lady Maud
for her pet charity If she would aid him
In winning the singer from Legothett.
CHAPTER III. Baraka approached
Lcgothetl at Versailles with rubles ta
"CHAPTER TV. -Van Terp baqgbt a
yacht and sent it to Venice. He waa
visited by Baraka. who gave him a ruby
after the American had told her of hav
ing seen in the United States a man an
swering tha description of the one she
CHAPTER V. (Continued.)
" . He spoke so quietly, bo gently, that
she was taken eff her guard, and was
touched, and very much surprised to
feel that she waa. She looked Into
his eyes rather cautiously, remember
ing well how she had formerly seen
something terrifying m them if she
Rooked an instant too long; but now
they made her think of the eyes of t
large affectionate bulldog.
"You're very kind to want to give
It to me," she answered alter a mo
ment's hesitation, "but I don't like to
accept anything so valuable, now that
I'm engaged to be married. Konstantin
might not like it. But you're so kind;
give me any little thing of no value
that you have In your poeket, for I
'mean to remember this day, indeed
"I gave nothing for the ruby," said
Van Torp, still not taking it from her,
. "bo it has no value for me. I wouldn't
offer you anything that cost me
money, now, unless it was a theater
' for your own. Perhaps the thing's
glass, after all; I've not shown it to
any Jeweler. The girl made me take
It, because I helped her in a sort of
way. When I wanted to pay for it she
tried to throw it out of the window. So
I had to accept it to calm her down,
and she went off and left no address,
and I thought I'd like you to have it,
if you would."
"Are you quite, quite sure you did
tiot pay for it?" Margaret asked. "If
we are going to be friends, you must
please always be very accurate."
"I've told you exactly what hap
pened," said Van Torp. "Won't you
take it now?"
"Yes, I will, and thank you very
much Indeed. I love rubles, and this
Is a beauty, and not preposterously
big. I think I shall have it set as it is,
uncut, and only polished, so that it
will always be itself, just as you
gave it to me. I shall think of the
'Good Friday' music and the chimes,
and this hideous little room, and your
clever whistling, whenever I look
"You're kind to-day," said Mr. Van
Torp, after a moment's debate as to
-whether he should say anything at
"Am I? You mean that I used to be
The skin Is composed of two distinct layers. One
is known as the epidermis, or outer skin, which has no
fibres, and serves principally as a covering- to the body,
and a protection from outward dangers to the delicate
flesh beneath. The other layer is known as the derma,
or true skin, and is composed of elastic fibres, fat tissue,
glands, lymphatics, nerves, etc. The thousands of tiny
veins and arteries with which it is interlaced constantly
snpply every fibre and tissue with healthful properties
from the circulation to keep the skin smooth and perfect.
This is chang-ed, however, when the blood becomes
Infected with humors, acids or impurities. Instead of
constantly supplying rich, nutritive properties to the
skin, the circnlation deposits the acrid impurity with
which it is contaminated, into the sensitive fibres and
tissues. This causes irritation and inflammation, which splits or breaks
the thin outer cuticle, while the tissues beneath ulcerate and discharge upon
the surface in the form of Eczema, Salt Rheum, Tetter, etc. There is like
wise a dry form of skin diseases, such as Acne, Psoriasis, etc. In these varie
ties the humor in the .blood diseases and inflames the glands, hair follicles,
a. 3. S. CURED HER.
Barmo time aa-o I waa troubled
with a aa-rare skla affection called
Ajene. Small pimples would ap
pear oil nxy face and neck which
would in time fester and become
inflamed. My complexion waa
muddy and sallow and most lin
lglitiy. I ohanoed tp read about
S 3. andoonoiodad to e-i-re It a
trial: the result waa entirely sat
isfactory, ny complexion soon
beoomin clear, the pirn plea die
appearing, and my akin became
sort and smooth. I cannot too
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-who are likewise afflicted. .
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very disagreeable, don't you?" She
smiled as she glanced at him. "I
must have been, Tm sure, for you
used to frighten me ever so much.
But I'm net in the least afraid of you
"Why should any one be afraid of
me?" asked Van Torp, whoEe smile
had been known to terrify Wall street
when a "dorp" was expected.
Margaret laughed a little, without
looking at him.
"Tell me all about the Tartar girl,"
she said, instead of answering his
Van Torp told her Baraka's his
tory, as far as he know it from Logo
thetl. "I never heard such an amusing set
ef stories as you. are telling me to
day," she said.
"That particular one is Logotheti's,"
he answered, "and he can probably
tell you much more about the girl."
"Is she really very pretty?" Marga
"Well," said Van Torp, quoting a
saying of his favorite great man, "for
people who like that kind of thing,
I should think that would Je the kind
of thing they'd like."
The prima donna smiled.
"Can you describe her?" she asked.
"Did you ever read a fairy story
about a mouse that could turn into a
tiger when it liked?" Inquired the
American in a tone of profound medi
tation, as if he were contemplating a
vision which Margaret could not see.
"No," Bald she, "I never did."
"I don't think I ever did, either. But
there might be a fairy story about
that, mightn't there?" Margaret
nodded, with an expression of dis
pleased Interest, and he went on:
"Well, it describes Miss Barrack to
a T. Yes, that's what I call her.
She's put 'Barak' on her business card,
whatever that means in a Christian
language; but when I found out it was
a girl, I christened her Miss Barrack.
People have to have names of some
kind if you're going to talk about
them. But that's a digression. Par
don me. You'd like a description of
the young person. I'm Just thinking."
"How did you find out she was a
girl?" Margaret asked, and her tone
wa suddenly hard.
"It was a question ef form, you
see," he said awkwardly.
"Form? Formality?- I don't under
stand. Margaret was really puzzled.
"No, no!" Mr. Van Torp was acts
ally blushing. "I mean his form of
her form "
"Oh, her figure? Yon merely guessed
It waa a girl in boy's clothes V
"Certainly. Yes. Only, you see, he
had a kind ef fit tie boy did and I
thought he was going to faint, so I
picked him up and carried him to a
Bofa, and well, you understand. Miss
Donne. I knew I hadn't got a boy in
my arms, that's all."
"I should think so!" assented tho
Englishwoman. "I'm sure I should!
When you found out she was a girl,
how did she strike you?"
"Very attractive, I should say; very
attractive," he repeated with more
emphasis. "People who admire bru
nettes might think her quite fascinat
ing. She has really extraordinary
eyes, to begin with, those long fruity
eastern eyes, you know, that can look
so far to the right and left through
their eyelashes. Do you know what
"Perfectly. v You mala it very
clear. Go on, please."
"Her eyes yes." Mr. -Van Torp ap
peared to be thinking again. "Well,
there was her complexion, too. It's
first-rate for a dark girl. Ever been
etc., causing them to swell and protrude
to the outer surface. Pimples, rashes,
eruptions and like troubles, are all de
pendent on imperfect blood, and no one
can have a good complexion, free from
humiliating blemishes, unless the skin
is kept healthy by good blood.
S.S.S. cures Skin Diseases of every
kind by neutralizing the acids and
removing the humors from the blood.
It cools the acid-heated circulation,
builds it up to normal strength, multi
plies its rich, nutritious corpuscles,
and adds to its purity in every way.
Then the skin, instead of being irri
tated, inflamed and diseased bv acrid
in a first-class dairy? Do you know
the eolor of Alderney' cream when irs
I ready to be skimmed? Her complex
: ion's iuat like that, and when fine's
v angry, it's as if you squeezed the Juice
of about one red currant mu
whole pan of cream. Not more than
one, I should think. See what I
"Yes. She must be awfully pretty.
Tell me more. His she nice ' hair?
"I should think she had!" an
swered Mr. Van Torp, with even more
enthusiasm than he had shown yet.
"They"re as small and even and white
as if somebody had gone to work and
carved them all around half a new
billiard ball, not separate, you under
stand, but all in one piece. Very pret
ty mouth they make, with those rather
broiled-salmon-colored Hps she has,
and a little chin that points up, as if
she could hold her own. She can, too.
Her hair? Well, you see, she's, cut it
short,' to be a boy, but it's as thick
as a beaver's fvir, I should say, and
pretty black. It's a silky kind of
hair, that looks alive. You know
what I mean. I daresay. Some bru
nettes' hair looks coarse and dusky,
like horsehair, but hers isn't that kind,
and It makes a sort of reflection in the
sun, the way a young raven's wing
feathers do, if you understand."
"You're describing a raving beauty,
it seems to me."
"Oh, no," said the American inno
cently. "Now If our friend Griggs,
the novelist were here, he'd find all
the right words and things, but I can
only tell you Just what I saw."
"You tell it uncommonly well!"
Margaret's face expressed anything
but pleasure, "Is she tall?"
"It's hard to tell, in men's clothes.
Three inches shorter than I am, may
be. I'm a middle-sized man, I sup
pose. I used to be five feet ten in my
shoes. She may be five feet seven,
"But that's tall for a woman."
"Is it?" Mr. Van Torp's tone ex
pressed an innocent indifference.
"Yes. Has she nice hands?"
"I didn't notice her hands. Oh, yes,
I remember!" he exclaimed, suddenly
correcting himself. "I did notice
them. She held up that ruby to the
light and I happened to look at her
fingers. Small, well-shaped fingers,
tapering nicely, but with a sort of
firm look about them that you don't
often see in a woman's hands. You've
got it, too."
"Have I?" Margaret looked down at
her right hand. "But, of course, hers
are smaller than mine," she said.
"Well, you see, orientals almost all
have very small hands and feet too
small, I call them little tiny feet like
Margaret's own were well-shaped,
but by no means small.
"The girl is in London, you say?"
Her tone made a question of the state
ment. "She was there two days ago, when
I left. At least, she had been to see
me that very morning. Almost as
soon as she was gone I went out. and
in the first shop I looked into I met
Logotheti. It was Pinney's, the Jew
eler's, I remember, for I bought a col
lar stud. We came away together
and walked some time, and he told
me the Tartar girl's story. I asked
him to dine to-day, but I was obliged
to leave town suddenly, and so I had
to put him off with a note. I dare
say he's still in London."
"I daresay he is," Margaret re
peated, and rising suddenly she went
ta the window.
Mr. Van Torp rose too, and thought
of what he should sat in taking his
leave of her, for he felt that he had
stayed long enough.
The prima donna was still looking
lit of the window when the door
opened and her English maid ap
peared on the threshold. Margaret
turned at the sound.
"What is it?" she asked quietly.
"There's Mr. Van . Torp's man,
ma'am," answered Potts. "He wants
to speak to his master at once."
"You had better tell him to come
up," Margaret answered. "You may
Just as well see him here without go
ing all the way downstairs," she said,
peaking to Van Torp.
"You're very kind, I'm sure," he re
plied; "but I think I'd better be go
"No, don't go yet, please I There's
something else I want to say. See
your man here while I go and speak
to Mrs. Rushmore. Send Mr. Van
Torp's man up. Potts," she added, and
left the room.
Tb American walked up and down
alone for a few moments. Then the
impassive Stemp was ushered in by
the maid, and the door waa shnt
"Well?" inquired Mr. Van Torp.
"Has anything happened?"
"Yes, sir," Stemp answered. "They
naive turned vtm out of the house, sir,
and yvur luggage is in the street.
Where shall I have It taken, sir?"
"Oh, they've turned us out, have
"Well, 'sir. Tm afraid it's partly my
fault, but there must be some mis
understanding, for I'm quite sure I
didn't whistle In your room, sir."
"So am I, Stemp. Quite so. Go on.
"WelL sir, you hadn't been gone
more than ten minutes when some
body knocked, and there was the land
lord, if that's what he calls himself,
and a strange German gentleman with
him. who spoke English. Rather shabby-looking,
sir, I "thought him. . He
spoke most uncivilly, and said I was
driving him half crazy with ray whis
tling. I said I hadn't whistled, and he
said I had, and the landlord talked
German at me, as it were sir. I said
again I hadn't whistled, and he ttaid
I had, the shabby gentleman, I mean,
speaking most uncivilly, sir, I assure
you. So when I saw that they doubted
my word, I put them out and fastened
the door, thinking this was what you
would have ordered, sir, if you'd been
there yourself, but I'm afraid I did
"No, Stemp. You didn't do wrong.'
"Thank you, sir." "
j, "I suppose, though, that when you
put them out they didn't exactly
want to go, did they?" j
"No, sir, but I had no trouble with
tham," . 1
"Any heads broken?"
"No. sir, I was careful of that. I
sent the landlord downstair ! first, as
he was a fat man and not likely to
hurt himself, and the shabby gentle
man went down on top of him quite
comfortably, bo he did not hurt him
self either. I was very careful, sir,
being in a foreign country."
"What happened next? They didn't
come upstairs again and throw' you
out, I Buppose."
"No, sir. They went and got two
of these German policemen with
swords, and broke into the room, and
told me we must move at once. I
didn't like to resist the police, sir. It's
sometimes serious. The German gen
tleman wanted them to arrest me, so
I offered to pay any fine there was
for having been hasty, and we settled
for two sovereigns, which I thought
dear, Blr, and I'd have gone to the
police station rather than pay it, only
I knew you'd need myservices in this
heathen town, sir. I'm highly relieved
to know that you approve of that, sir.
But they said we must turn out direct
ly. Just the same, so I re-packed your
things and got a porter, and he's
standing over the luggage in- the
street, waiting for orders'."
"Stemp."' said Mr. Van Torp, "I'd
been whistling myself, , before you
came fn, and the lunatic in the next
room had already been fussing about
it. It's my fault"
"Yea, Bir. Thank you, sir."
"And it will be my fault if we have
to sleep In a cab to-night."
The door opened while he was
speaking, and Margaret heard the last
words as she entered the room.
"I'm sorry," she said, "I thought you
had finished. I could not help hear
ing what you said about sleeping in
a cab. That's nonsense, you know."
"Well," said Mr. Van Torp. "they've
Just turned us out of the one room we
had because I whistled 'Parsifal out
"You didn't whistle it out of tune,"
Margaret answered, to Stemp's great
but well-concealed astonishment. "I
know better. Please have your things
brought here at once."
"Here?" repeated Mr. Van Torp,
surprised in his turn.
"Yes," she answered, in a tone that
forestalled contradiction. "If nothing
else can be had you shall have this
room. I can do without it."
"You're kindness itself. - but I
couldn't do that," said Mr.' Van Torp.
"Bring our things to this hotel, any
way, Stemp, and we'll see what hap
pens." "Yea, sir."
Stemp disappeared at once, and his
master turned to Margaret again.
"Nothing will induce me to put you
to such inconvenience," he said, and
his tone was quite as decided as hers
She smiled. .
"Nothing will induce me to let a
friend of mine be driven from pillar
to post for a lodging while I have
plenty of room to spare!"
"You're very, very kind, but "
"But the mouse may turn tnt a
tiger if you contradict It," she said
with a light laugh that thrilled him
with delight. "I remember your de
scription of the Tartar girl!"
"Well, then, I suppose the hyena
will have to turn into a small woolly
lamb if you tell him to," answered
"Yes," laughed Margaret, "Be a
small, woolly lamb at once please, a
very small one!"
"Knee-high to a kitten; certainly,
replied the millionaire submissively.
"Very well. I'll take you with me
to hear 'Parsifal to-morrow, if you
obey. I've Just asked Mrs. Rushmore
if it makes any difference to her, and
she has confessed that she would
rather not go again, for it tires her
dreadfully and gives her a headache.
You shall have her seat. What is it?
Don't you want to go with me?"
Mr. Van Torp's face had hardened
till It looked like a mask, he stared
firmly at the wall, and his .lips were
set tightly together. Margaret gazed
at him in surprise while he spoke
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slowly with evident effort, and in as
odd" voice. .
, ."Excuse me, Miss .Donne," be said,
snapping his words out, "I'm so grate
ful that I can't speak, that's all. ItH
be all right in a second."
A . huge emotion had got hold of
him. . She saw the red flush rise "sud
denly above his collar, and then sink
back before It reached his cheeks,
and all at once he was very pale. But
not a muscle of his face moved, not a
line was drawn ; only his sandy eye
lashes quivered a little. His hands
were thrust deep into the pockets of
his Jacket, but the fingers were mo
tionless. Margaret remembered how he had
told her more than once that she was
the only woman the world held for
him, and she had thought it was non
sense, rather vulgarly and clumsily
expressed by a man who was not
much better than an animal where
women were concerned.
It flashed upon her at last that what
he had said was literally true, that
she had misjudged an extraordinary
man altogether, as many people did,
and that she was indeed the only
woman in the whole world who could
master and dominate one whom many
feared and hated, and whom she had
herself once detested beyond words.
While these thoughts were disturb
ing her a little, Mr. Van Torp recov
ered himself; hU features relaxed, his
hands came out of his pockets, and
he slowly turned towards her.
"I hope you don't think me rude,"
he said awkwardly. "I feel things a
good deal sometimes, though people
mightn't believe it"
They were still standing near to
gether, and not far from the door
through which Margaret had entered.
"It's never rude to be grateful, even
for small things," . she answered
gently. , .
Her handsome head was a little
bent, and her eyes were turned to the
floor as she passed him going to the
"I'm going to see the manager of
the hotel," she said. "Ill be back di
rectly." "No, no! Please let me "
But Bhe was gone, the door was
shut again, and Mr. Van Torp was left
to his own very happy reflections for
Not for long, however. He was still
standing . before v the table staring at
the corn-flowers and poppies without
consciously seeing them when he was
aware of the imposing presence of
Mrs. Rushmore, who had entered soft
ly during his reverie and was almost
at his elbow.
"This is Mr. Van Torp, I presume,"
she said gravely, inclining her head.
"I am Mrs. Rushmore. You have per
haps heard Miss Donne speak of me."
"I'm very pleased to meet you, Mrs.
Rushmore," said the American, bow
ing low. "I've often heard Miss
Donne speak of you with the greatest
gratitude and affection."
"That's , nice," Mrs. Rushmore an
swered with gravity, and as she es
tablished herself on the sofa she in
dicated a chair not far from her.
It was only proper that Margaret
should always speak of her with af
fection and gratitude. Mr. Van Torp
sat down on the chair to which she
had directed rather than invited him;
and he prepared to be bored to the
full extent of the bearable.
"I had the pleasure of knowing Mr.
Rushmore," he said In the proper
tone of mournfully retrospective ad
miration. "He was sincerely lamented
by all our business men."
"He waa," assented the widow, as
she would have said nmw In ohurtu
in the right place, and with much the
same solemn intonation.
There was a moment's pause, dur
ing which the millionaire was trying
to think of something else she might
like to hear, for she was Margaret's
friend, and he wished to make a good
impression. He was therefore not pre
pared to hear her speak again before
he did, and much less for the subject
of conversation she introduced at
"You know our friend, Mons. .Logo
theti, I believe?" she inquired sud
denly. "Why. certainly," answered Van
Torp, brightening at once at the men
tion of his rival, and at once also
putting on his moral armor of cau
tion. "I know him quite well."
"Indeed? Have you known many
Greeks, may I ask?"
'Tve met one or two in business,
Mrs. Rushmore, but I can't say I've
known any. as well as Mr. Logotheti."
"You may think it strange that I
should ask you about him at our first
meeting," said the good lady, "but
I'm an American, and I cannot help
feeling that a. fellow-countryman's
opinion of a foreigner is very valu
able. You are, I understand, an old
friend of Miss Donne's, though I have
not had the pleasure of meeting you
before, and you have probably heard
that she has made up her mind to
marry Mons. Logotheti. I am bound
to confess, as her dear mother's old
eat friend, that I am very apprehen
sive of the consequences. I have the
gravest apprehensions, Mr. Van Torp."
"Have you, really?" asked the mil
lionaire, with caution, but . sympa
thetically. "I wonder why!"
"A Greek!" -said Mrs. Rushmore,
sadly. "Think of a Greek!"
Mr. Van Torp, who was not without
a sense of humor, was inclined to an
swer that, in fact, he was thinking of
a Greek at that very moment. But
- "There are Greeks and Greeks, Mrs.
Rushmore," he answered wisely.
"That is true." answered the lady,
"but I should . like your opinion, as
one of our most prominent men of
business as one who. if I may say so,
has of late triumphantly established
his claim to respect." Mr. Van Torp
bowed and waved his hand in ac
knowledgment of this high praise. "I
should like your opinion about this
er this Greek gentleman whom my
young friend insists upon marrying."
"Really, Mrs. Rushmore"
"Because if I thought there was un
happiness in store for her I would
save her, if I had to marry the man
Mr. Van Torp wondered how she
would aecomsliah such a feat. .
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tem wha( steam Is to an engine, the very essence of power and life.
Among the aliments where electricity is indicated and never
fails to cure when properly applied, and I can prove It. are indiges
tion, constipation.. torpid liver, waak kidneys, rheumatism, neural
gia, lame back, lumbago, sciaica sleeplessness, poor blood circula
tion, nervousness and headache." . .' -
Don't get the idea that my system of applying electricity is like
the old style methods, there' is no comparison. After resorting to'
my up-to-date method of using this grand power, "which Is life,"
you will soon observe that you get up in the. morning refreshed
and vigorous, with courage in your heart and a clear head; fall
of ambition to tackle your daily work. With my system there Is no
burning or blistering; no shock whatever. The current enters your
body without giving any unpleasant sensations. In fact, it feels
soothing and you experience a glowing warmth all through your
Free Treatment Notice
On account of the great rush of patients and the numerous
special requests received, asking for an extension of the free treat
ment offer, due to the fact that they have only recently begun to
realize the marvelous results to be obtained from the use of elec
tricity when properly applied, and being desirous of adding at least
75 more new testimonials to his list of cured. Dr. Barti has con- .
eluded to extend his free treatment offer to everybody calling be
tween now and March 31.
Read What the Cured Say
This Gentleman Highly Rec
ommends Dr. Bartz's
Mr. E. Ekstrand, who re
sides at S3 2, Sixteenth ave
nue, Moline, says: "Off and on
since last winter, I had trou
ble with rheumatism in my
leet. It made things very un
pleasant at times. Reading
about. Dr. Bartz's treatment, I
decided to give it a trial, which
I did, and after a short course
the pains all left me. A ner
vousness from which I also suf
fered is rapidly disappearing.
1 consider Dr. Bartz's system
of treatment the finest I have
ever - used."
Dr. N. B. Bartz & Co.,
Rooms 400, 401, 403, People's National Bank Building. Fourth
Floor, Corner Second Avenue and Eighteenth Street, Rock Island,
111. Office hours: 9 a. m. to 5 p. m. daily, Wednesday and Satur
day until 8:80 p. m., Sundays, 10 to 12.
"Indeed?" he said very gravely.
"I mean it," answered Mrs. Rush
more. ' There was a moment's silence, dur
ing which (Mr. Van . Torp revolved
something In his always active brain,
while Mrs. Rushmore looked at him
as if she expected that he would
doubt her determination to drag Lo
gotheti to the matrimonial altar and
marry him by sheer strength, rather
than let Margaret be his unhappy
bride. But Mr. Van Torp said some
thing quite different.
"May I speak quite frankly, though
we hardly know each other?" he
"We are both Americans," answered
the good lady, with a grand national
air. "I should not expect anything
but perfect franknesj of you."
"The truth . is, Mrs. Rushmore, that
ever since I had tLe pleasure of
knowing Miss Donne, I have wanted
to marry her myself."
"You!" cried the lady, surprised be
yond measure, but greatly pleased.
"Yes," said Mr. Van Torp quietly,
"and therefore. In my position, I
can't give you an unbiased ' opinion
about Mr. Logotheti. I really can't"
"Well," said Mrs. Rushmore, "I am
While she was still surprised Mr.
Van Torp tried to make some run
ning, and asked an important ques
tion. "May I ask whether, as Miss
Donne's oldest friend, you would look
favorably on my proposal, supposing
she were free?"- ,
Before Mrs. Rushmore could an
swer, the door opened 'suddenly, and
she could only answer by an energetic
nod and a look which meant that she
wished Mr. Van Torp success with all
her excellent heart.
"It's quite settled!" Margaret cried
as she entered. ;Tve brought the di
rector to his senses, and you are to
have the rooms they were keeping for
a Russian prince who has not turned
(To be Continued.)
Are you frequently hoarse? Do you
have that annoying tickling in your
throat? Does your cough annoy you
at night and do you raise mucous In
the morning? Do you want relief?
If - so, take Chamberlain's - Cough
Remedy and you will be pleased.
Sold by all druggists. " '
If you are not
the man you
ought to be; if
you are back
ward try to
If you never take,
a chance; It you
are restless, suf
fer from low'
spirits; if you
are afraid some
thing awful is
going to happen
to you; if you
lack ' courage,
o n fl d ence in -,
yourself; if you
fear that your
life will be a
failure; If you
are a weak man
, a sick man; If
your brain Is in
a muddle, your
Relieved in a Few Minutes -After
Suffering for Years.
H. B. Keys, residing at 823
Fifteenth street. Rock Island,
says: "For about two years my
back bothered me, due to a
strain in overlifting, besides,
my shoulders' were rheumatic;
in fact, I felt generally run
dx vn. Seeing Dr. Bartz's an
nouncement In the papers
about treatments free, I decid
ed to try it. Much to my sur
prise the pain in my back and
shoulders left me inside of five
minutes. I can heartily recom
mend Dr. Bartz's system of
treatment, and I may add that
the treatment is not at all un
pleasant; if anything, it is
soothing and refreshing."
FOREIGN BOATS PAY TAX
Those Plying Between American and
Other Ports Hit In New Opinion.
Washington, March 11. Foreign
steamship companies whose vessels
ply between American and foreign
ports are subject to a law imposing
a tax of 1 per cent on the net Income
of the corporations, according to an
opinion by Attorney Genera Wicker
sham. All the news all the time The
Argus. . ,
"I keep Dr. Miles' Anti-Pain
Pills on hand all the time, and
would not think of taking' a
journey without them, no mat
ter how short a distance I am
going. I have a sister. thaU has
had terrible headaches for years,
and I coaxed her to try them '
and . they helped her so much,
she now keeps them by her all '
the time. From my own exper
ience I cannot praise them
MRS. LOU M. CHURCHILL',
63 High St., Penacook, N. H.
Many persons have headache
after any little excitement or ex- '
ertion. They cannot attend
church, lectures, entertainments,
or ride on1 trains without suffer
ing. Those who suffer in this
way should try Dr. Miles' Anti
Pain Pills. They give almost
instant relief without leaving
any disagreeable after-effects, as
they do not derange the stomach
or bowels;- just a pleasurable
sense of relief follow their use.
Get a package from yur drug
gist. Take it according to direc
tions, and if it does not; benefit
he will return your