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WEDNESDAY. SEPTEMBER-17, 1013.-
THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS.
By CYRUS TOWNSEND BRADY
Copyright. 192. Cjma TowdimI Brad?
' Here' a tale of the sea and
ihc treasure isle, of long hid
gems and bad men's guile, of
perils on land and wave well
met, 'spite storm and mutiny's
' The way of a man with a maid
is told as they voyage the seas
in guest of gold the man so
brave and the maid so fair. For
her sake naught he will not dare.
I From English fields to south
0ea shore their path they follow
while billows roar, but it leads
them safe to their goal at last,
with their love and their treas
ure tightly clasped.
tyherein I Bait the Duke Ovir the
CANNOT say that I was greatly
surprised wben I stnmbled across
tbe body ef Sir Geoffrey in the
spinney, which Is cot for a mo-
Best meant to convey tbe impression
that I was not shocked. I had expect
ed that Sir Geoffrey wonld come to
some such sad end; therefore I Bay that
I was not surprised. Bat as I stood
over him In tbe gray dawn, looking
down open him lying so quietly on bis
back with tbe handsome, silver mount
ed. It wry bandied dueling pistol which
tiad dene the:damage still clasped in
bis right hand I was fascinated with
Sir Geoffrey bad carefully put his
bullet through his heart It .was less
disfiguring and brutal, less hard on
Chose left behind, less troublesome,
more gentlemanly. His sword lay un
derneath him, the diamond hilt pro
truding. : I guessed that he was glad enough,
after all. that the end had come, for
there was not that look of pain or
horror or fear which I hare so oftn
een on the faces of tbe dead, but his
features were calm and composed. He
had not been dead long. As I bent
over him I noticed that he bad some
thing In his left hand. A nearer look
showed It to be an envelope. 'I drew
4t away and saw that it was addressed
to Mistress Lucy. Thrusting it in the
pocket of my coat I rose to soy feet
At that instant I beard steps and
voices. Now I bad nothing on earth
to fear from anybody. The death of
Kir Geoffrey waa too obviously s sui
cide for any one to accuse me even
If there had been any reason on earth
for bringing me under suspicion. The
.letter which I carried in my pocket
addressed to Mistress Lucy would un
doubtedly explain everything there was
to explain. Something, however, mov
ed me to seek concealment I am s
sailor,' as yon will find out snd can
set quickly in an emergency by a sort
. Sir Geoffrey lay on the side of the
path tbrob the spinney, snd beyond
blru the coppice thickened. Tbe path
twisted and turned. From the sound
of the footsteps I Judged that me"
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Being a True Account of Certain
, Strange and Wonderful Adven
ture of Master John Hampdon,
Seaman, and Mistress Lucy
Wilberforce. Gentlewoman. la
the Great South Seas.
were coming along It I, Instantly step
ped across the body and concealed my
self behind a tree trunk in the leafy
foliage of tbe undergrowth. I could
see without being seen and hear as
I did not expect that any of. the
guests of the castle would make their
appearance at that hour. The foot
steps stopped. Two men. one of whom
had been pointed out to me as Baron
Luftdon. in the lead, followed by an
other who was strange to me, sudden
ly appeared. A voice which I recog
nized as Luftdon'B at once exclaimed
in awestruck tones:
"By sad. he's done it! Here's a pret
"Oh. I don't know," said the second;
"it might be worse!"
"Worse for him? Great heavens,
man. he's dead."
" "Worse for us." -"
"What d'ye mean? I don't under
"He might have shot himself before
we plucked him."
"Oh. 1 seer ,
The two stepped a little nearer. ' The
first speaker. Lord Luftdon. one of
the young bloods who had . been hav
ing high carouse with Sir Geoffrey for
the past week at the castle, bent over
-Well." continued tho-drawler non-i
chalantly as- for me. I hated them
both, but the latter speaker tbe more.
if possible, for reasons which you will
presently understand "this relieves
"What do you mean? After such a
night as we had to come upon this is
enough to unsettled any man."
"Pooh, pooh, man; you're nervous!"
"Well. I don't know how it relieves
you. And after all's said and done,
Wilberforce was s gentleman, a good
player and a gallant loser."
"Exactly, and he lost bis all like a
"And you got i at least most of it"
"Patience, my friend; you-had your
"I don't know but I would give it
back to have poor old Geoff with us
once again," said Luftdon, with some
"That is a perfectly foolish state
ment my buck." returned the other.
"Somebody was bound to get it Wil
berforce, has been going the pace for
years, .we happened to De in si tne
death, that's all."
"Well, how does it relieve you.
then? Do you think Wilberforce
would have attempted to get you to
support him?" '
The drawler laughed.
"Of course not This" he pointed
to the dead body "is proof enough of
the spirit that - was la him. But of
course, I cannot nlarry the girl -now."
"Tou can't r
"Certainly not . Her father a bank
rupt a suicide" : "
"But tbe castle snd this park?" .
"Mortgaged up to the hilt Speak
ing of hilts" be stooped down and.
daintily avoiding contact .with the
corpse, drew from the scabbard the
diamond hilted sword "this belongs to
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ber he staked it last night on the last
deal." . ..
"Good 'God. man." protested tne
first' speaker, "don't take tne man
sword sway! Let him lie with his
weapons tike a gentleman." ; .
"Tut tut! Tou grow scrupulous, m.
seems, we win proTiue
badge ef his knighthood, if necessary.
"And shout tbe girl T
- Tls sU off."
Yoa will have some trouble -break
ing your engagement with her, 1 sm
Not I. To do her Justice, the gin
bss the spirit of her father. A whis
per that I am disinclined to the match
will be sufficient"
"Aye. but who will give her that
"We will arrange that some way.
Truth to tell. 1- am rather tired of the
minx.' She bores me with her high
airs. She does not know that she is
penniless snd disgraced. And ss for
her good looks, 'tis a country beauty,
"Poor girl!" began Luftdon, whose
face, though bloated and flushed, still
bowed some signs of human kind
At, that point I Intervened. I csuld
bear B mere. Wben they, spoke so
aUxhtinglT of my mistress it was more
than I could stand. I burst out of tbe
brush asd stood before them mad, en
raged sll .through. I will admit that
I lacked the composure and breeding
of these precious two. They started
back at my sudden sppearance, from
which he of the slow speech speedily
"Now, who may you be, and what
may you want?" he said.
"Who 1 am matters nothing," said
L "but what I want matters a great
"Ah! And what Is it that you want
that matters so?"
"In the first place that sword."
"This?" said the man. holding Sir
Geoffrey's handsome weapon np light
ly by the blade.
"That" said I.
I am accustomed to move quickly
as well as to think quickly., and be-
"Don't draw that little spit"
fore be knew It I had it by the hilt,
snd but that he released the bjade in
stantly I would have cut his hand as
I withdrew it He swung round and
clapped his band on his own sword, a
fierce oath breaking from bis lips, his
face black as thunder.
"Don't draw that little spit" I said.
"or I will be under the necessity of
breaking your back."
I towered sbove both of them, and
I have no doubt that I could have
made good my boast Tbe man bad
the courage of bis race and station
He faced me undaunted, his hand on
his sword hilt
"Would you rob me of mine own?"
he asked calmly.
"I might do so. snd with Justice," I
replied. "You bad no hesitation in rob
bing tbe living or the dead."
"Zounds!" cried the first man, "It
was in fair play; we risked each what
we had, snd Sir Geoffrey lost"
"Tes; I see," I replied. "Having paid
with everything else, he had to throw
away his life. I heard wbat you said.
Tou wonder how Mistress Wilberforce
is to learn tbe situation. You wonder
who is to tell her. I will."
"That is good; well thought of," said
the drawler with amazing assurance.
"I could not. have wished it better.
Tou are doubtless some servant of tbe
"I sm no man's servant," I interrupt
ed in some heat
"Somebody born on the place who
probably cherishes a' yokel's humble
admiration for the lady of tbe manor."
I flushed like a girl at this. I never
was good at tbe dissimulation that
goes on in polite society.
"Tell her. my man. tell her," 'he
cried, "tell her that, she :ls a beggar
snd her father a suicide snd that I
have sll her property without ber. She
can go to your arms. She is not meet
for tbe Duke of Arcester." .
So this was Arcester! I had heard
of him, as I bad of Luftdon. two of
the most "debauched, unprincipled
rakes. Idlers.' fortune hunters, gam
blers, men about town, in all England.
I . stepped, closer to him and struck
him with tbe palm of my hand. His
sword was out on the moment bnt
before be could make a pass 1 wrench
ed it from him. broke the blade over
my knee and hurled the two pieces Into
.."I can match yoo . with swords,"
said I. -I have fought with men. not
popinjays in my day all over the
woria. ana I know the use of th
weapon, but I would not demean my
self, being an honest man though no
gentleman, by crossing blades with
such a ruffian."
"By Xiod," cried the man. "I will
have yon flung Into the mill pond. I
will clap you in Jail. I will'.'
Ton will do nothing of the sort.
said . I. "" "There Is no man on the es
tate who would not take my part
against yours., especially when .l re
peat what yon have said about Mis
tress Lucy." .r - -
'And who would believe -you?"? que;
tied the -duke, whose snger was at a
frightful height in being thus braved
and Insulted. In his agitation he tore
at his neck cloth. ' "Twould be jour
word against mine, and"' . - -
"For the matter of that my word
will not be uncorroborated, 1 inter
rupted swiftly. . , '
"What do you mean?" V fV"
"This gentleman" .' ' '
"By gad," said Lord. Luftdon. "you
are righr to sppeal to me-, and you
were right to strike Arcester. I'm
sorry for the girl and -for Sir Geof
frey snd ashamed for my friend.", )
Would you turn against me in
this?" cried the duke.
"I certainly would." .
"God,'', whispered his grace botly.
tumbling at tbe empty sheath, "I wis)
I had my sword.1" ,
"There is Sir Geoffrey's sword," said
Lord Luftdon. who did not lack cour
age, clutching his own blsde as be
spoke and making as if to draw it
"No," said I, master of the situation
as I' "meant to be, "there "will be "no
more fighting over the dead body of
Sir. Geoffrey. Tou snd Lord Luftdon
can settle your differences elsewhere.
"On second thought there will be no
further settlement" said Luftdon, re
gaining his coolness and thrusting
back Into its scabbard his half drawn
blade.- "His grace and I are in too
many things to make a permanent dif
ference between us possible." ' . ,
"I thought so," I replied. '
"By gad,"-laughed Luftdon; "1 like
your spirit lad! Who are you and
what are yoa?". r. '""",
"The late gardener's son."
"Do they breed such as you down
here tn these gardens?'" "vr '
As to that I know not my lord.
I am a sailor. I have commanded my
own -ship 'and made, my own fortune.
t 'come back here between cruises be
cause I am' devoted to" " ' ;
"The woman!" sneered the duke.
And J marveled at tbe temerity , of the
man seeing that I Could have choked
him to death with one band." "' .
"Mention her name again.".! cried.
"and you will, lie beside your victim
yonder!'"; ' - ' . ..',
"Right!" said Luftdon approvingly.
"I come back here because 1 am fond
of the old place; it is my home.' My
people, have' served the . Wilberforces
for generations. - Their forbears- and
mine lie together In the churchyard
around tbe bill yonder. You can't un
derstand devotion like that." .said .1,
turning to the duke, "and it Is not nec
essary that yon should." ''-."
And indeed wbat is necessary for
me, pray?" he sneered.- ' v ;
"That you leave the place at once. -
"Without speech with my lady?", -"Without
speech with any one. ..There
is a good inn at tbe village. 1 -will
take it upon myself to see that your
servants pack your mails and follow
you there at once." -
"I will not te ordered about. JIke
this!" protested the duke.
"Oh, yes, you will," said Luftdon.
The advice he gives Is good. We
have nothing more to do here. Don't
be a fool. Arcester. You have got
everything you wanted in this game,
and it is only Jnst that you should pay
a little for it What's your name, my
"Never mind what it is." A
"Are you ashamed of it?"
"Hampdon. you may not be a gentle
man." said Luftdon. "but by gad you
are a man, and here is my band on it!"
He had played a man's part so I
And so tbey went down tbe path,
leaving me not greatly relishing my
triumph, for I had to tell Mistress
Lucy all that had happened.
The scarlet of my lady's riding coat
as she galloped np the tree covered
road attracted my attention. I quiet
ened my pace, and we arrived at tbe
steps of the hall at the same instant
She was alone, for sbe had evidently
chosen to ride unaccompanied.
I stood silent before her with that
curious dumbness I generally expert
ence when first entering her presence.
while sbe drew rein sharply. Sbe was
a little thing compared to me indeed,
small compared even to tbe average
woman, but In one sense sbe was the
biggest thing I had ever confronted. I
was almost sfrald of her! I who fear
ed nothing else Wbat sbe thought of
me was of little moment to her.
It was Mistress Lucy's regular habit
to take a morning gallop every day. It
was that usual custom that caused ber
to look so fresh and young and beau
tiful, that put the color In her cheek
and the sparkle in her eye.
She nodded carelessly, yet kindly, to
me. It was ber habit tnat careless
kindness. Wben sbe was s little girl
and I had been a great boy we bad
played together familiarly, but that
was long since over. Then she looked
about for s groom. Tbe steps that led
to the terrace were deserted. Sir Geof
frey of late had grown slack in the
administration of affairs on account of
his troubles, and no one was present
Mistress Lucy stared st me, frowning.
Wherein I Break the News.
ASTER - HAMPDON." said
Mistress Lucy at last, "since
nobody ' else seems to be
about, suppose you sttempt
She loosed her. little foot from the
stirrup and thrust it out toward me.
i am notDing or a Horseman. I was
ery early sent to sea, and I have a
sailor's awkwsrdness with horses.
Naturally. I. did not know bow a lady
should be dismounted. I stepped over
to her, seized her about the waist with
both hands. .lifted her bodily from tbe
saddle and set ber down gently on the
gravel. She looked at me very queerly
and gave a faint shriek ss ber weight
came upon my arms. Indeed. I- have
no doubt that I held her tightly.
. "I dare say there is not a man
among aj father's friends or mixta
who ' could " have " done"1 that Master
Hampdon." said she smiling a JUttlc
and looking flushed and excited.
".Tls no great feat" said 1 stupidly
enough. "I have lifted bigger" V
"Womeni" flashed out Mistress Lucy,
slightly frowning op at me. .
Things," I replied. . ,
It amazes me." sbe said. "I have
never-, been dismounted that way" be
fore. However, you always were
stronger than most men. even, as a
boy- There .seems' to be no groom
about' , The place is wretchedly serv
ed. Will you take my horse to the sta
bles?', she asked'me.
' .There-was a scertain flattery to me
In that request . If I had not shown
her bow strong I was in all probability
she would, have 'thrown me the bridle
and, with a nod toward the stables to
indicate her wishes, wonld have left
me without a word.
"Have yon seen my father this morn
ing?' she asked as I paused before
her. . ' '-''. - .: -
As luck would have it while sbe
spoke a sleepy groom came round the
house.' I flung the' reins to him, bade
him take the horse away and turned
to my lady.
"Madam," said .1, ' my TOlce thick
enlng and choking.'"! , have seen your
noble father this morning.
There jwas . something in my voice
and manner, great stupid fool that I
was, that instantly, apprised her that
sometning was. wrong. With one twift
step she was by my. side,
"Where?". . -i ; '' u
"In the splnneyi",-'
fWhat does he there at this bour
"1 don't understand.",
"Sir Geoffrey.? I began racking
my brains -what to 'say next and how
to convey the awful tjdlngs,
She made a sudden step or two in
my direction, then, turned toward the
coppice, her suspicions fully sroused.
But now I ventured upon a' famil
iaritythat ia, I turned and caught
"I 'will see him myself," she began
v'Madam," "said I swiftly, "you can
not". . . .
"Master Hampdon," sbe said, "some
thing dreadful has happened."
I .nodded. ! '
Thjs was breaking it gently with a
vengeance, but wbat could I do? Sbe
always did twist me around ber little
finger, and I. was always more or less
helpless before her. I admit that I
am still, for that matter, although she
will .not have it so, ; 4
'.'What is it? Is my father what is
he doing in the spinney? He never
rises at this hour?' -
Mistress Wilberforce." I said, "you
come- of a brave stock, and tbe time
forvypur courage is now."
Is my father dead?' she asked, aft
er a.sudjflen. awful stillness."
I nodded while sbe stared at me like
one' possessed. : . . . j"
"Killed in a duel? she whispered.
X sh.oo my head. . " '
"Mistress." said I, "he died by. his
own hand." : .
"Oh. my. God!" sbe cried, clapping
ber hands to .'.her face and reeling
back. ' s. A.-.-.'-,,.':;. -
I caught hef ibouftbe waist.-" Sbe
bad no knowledge, that -she. .was 'held
or supported ' Of courseall her inter
est and attention were-elsewhere. "She
did not weep ' or give -way; otherwise.
She was a marvelous wpmanijaud her
self mastery and control .amazed me.
for I knew now. sue naa lo.vea ner ra
ther. ' rv
When? Why?", she gasped out
I was . early awake," I answered
and I did not tell her it was my habit
to see her gallop off for that morning
ride "and I heard a shot in the' spin
ney.' I hurried mere sua rouna car
"Let us go to him,"
"No," said I. And I marveled to find
myself assuming tbe direction as if I
had been on the declc of my own ship,
"that you cannot It is no sight for,
your eyes. I was coming to the castle
to tell you and to send the servants to
fetch him. Meanwhile you go into the
hall and summon your women and"
"I will do what you say. Master
Hampdon," sbe whispered very small,
very forlorn, very despairing. "My fa
ther! Mi dear, good father!"
She tu.-ned. and I. still-supporting
her, we mounted the steps of the ter
race, f uddenly she stopped, freed her
self snd faced me. .
Lord Luftdon and tbe Duke of Ar
cester," she explained, "they are stay-
Ing at tbe castle. They must be noti
fied." "Madam." said I, "they already
know it" -
"And why, then, have they left the
duty of telling me to you? Where are
tbey? Summon them at oncer
"They are gone!" I blustered out, my
rage at the duke reviving.
"Goner , - .
"Having won' everything from "Sir
Geoffrey, they have left him' stone in
bis deathr I retorted Wtterly. :
"I ordered them off the place," I said
bluntly. . : ..:
"You?" she flashed out Imperiously.
"And who gave you the power to dis
miss my father's friends?" .
"I heard wbat. tbey said, being bid
den myself." , -
TAnd wbat did tbey say?"; ' ri
"It concerned you. mistress.' ,
"The Duke of Arcester." she prompt
ly began, "is my betrothed husband.
I will har no Calumny sgalnst him."
"Madam." I said, "your engagement
Is broken'. . .. . i
"Broken!" she cried 'in amaze, f
"The duke, declared hlmsc'.f too poor
to marry the penniless child of a' dis
graced man bis words, not mine',, be
lieve me." .. i
She turned so white snd reeled' so
that I caught ber again. I even sbeuk
her while cried rouglrjy:;, .
"You mmt not give way." " ' '
"It Is a lie. a dastardly lier she pant
ed out at last '.; .- 9 ..
"It Is God's truth." said l, "He re-'
pndiates you." ; -' ',' ,
"No man could b o base "'she per
sisted. "He ivor that he loved me."
"I would it were otherwise, madam.
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"And be made you his messenger?"
"Because he is a low coward."
"And yon stood by and let him in
sult me, your patron's daughter, your
I told ber what bad happened In the
spinney. - ,-
"In all that" she said in a certain
strained way, "yon acted as a loyal
servitor of the house, and I thank
"I am to give orders to have his bag
gage sent to the inn at once," said L
"And Lord Luftdon ?"
"He came to your defense as if he
were still the gentleman he had once
been. But he goes hence with bis
friend. His baggage will also follow
"I will attend to that for them both."
said Mistress Lucy, growing strangely
and firmly resolved again, and even I
could guess the. tremendous constraint
she put upon herself. "Enough' of Ar
cester. 1 am well rid of bim and
his companions, summon tne servants
to bring my father's body to the. cas
tle I suppose the crowner will have
to be notified."
"Yes.;" said I; "I will attend to that"
"Of all my friends," said she pite
ously, "you seem to be the only one
left, Master Hampdon." " . -
"I have been your faithful servant
always. Mistress Lucy," I. answered as
I ushered her into the hall.
I delivered my little mistress to her
woman, who came at my call, snd then
I summoned the butler and steward
and told them what bad happened. In
a moment all was contusion. . Tbey
brought the. body of Sir Geoffrey back
to the castle, which was no longer his.
As the duke had said. -it was mort
gaged to its full value. Everything
that be could get his hands on had
been sacrificed to his passion for play.
After the inquest and after a due in
terval for decent respect for the deal
"You seam to be the only one left, Mas
there was a great funeral, of course,
during which what jittle. ready money
there was available .was of, necessity
spent Tbe gentry came for miles
around. Even Luftdon was there in
tbe background, although Arcester had
the decency.' to keep away. 1 was
there, .-too, finding a place among tbe
upper! servants of the. household. 1
happened to be immediately back of
Mistress Lucy. From udder ber veil
she shot a forlorn, grateful look at me
ss sbe came' in.
Sir Geoffrey, except Mistress Lucy,
was the last of his race. Tbe brave,
fide old stock bad at last been reduc
ed' to. this one slender s)ipvof a girl.
Kith or kin. save ofvtbe most distant
soe nau none, nor am sue enjoy muca
acquaintance. She had never been
formally . introduced to society. Sir
Geoffrey had loved ber and bad been
kind enough, to ber in his careless,
magnificent way, but she had been left
mnch alone since the death of ber
mother some years before, and sbe
had grown, up nnder the care of gov
ernesses and tutors. Tbe neighboring
gentry bad assembled wKn much show
of sympathy, but I knew tbat Ml "tress
Lucy felt very much alone, and I
ratber gloried in tbe position which
made me.-humble though 1 was, her
' It was over soon enough tbe show
apd parade. . So one spoke to me save
"You seem to .be a man of sense.
Master - nampdon." he whispered,
drawing me apart after it was all
over, "snd I noticed the way Mistress
Wilberforce looked st' yon wben sbe
first came in. I have still unspent
soma of the proceedM of our iaxt ttout
at tbe table with ber father that could
pe.conveyea to tne jaay. and -
She4voold burn biff hand off ratber
i man accept. ajaytmng." said i promptly.
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"Yon speak with auttority?" he ask
ed, looking at me strargely.
"I have known her from a child."
said I, "and her father before her. It
is not in the breed to take favors,
"But this ts restitution, authongh we
won It fairly. Sir Geoffrey was the
most reckless and even the most fool
ish gambler I ever played with. We
took advantage of that, but there was
no cheating, no. as I am a gentleman."
"Under the circumstances, then."
said I. "there is nothing further to be
"But what wll the poor girl do?" he
1 shook my bead. I did not know
how to answer that question, for I did
not know what, she would do. Never
theless I was roiicued and pleased with
his mterest. . The man had some good
in him stilt Association with such a
seoiiiidrel as Arcester had not yet
wholly ruined him.
"It is? tro late to make reparation
now.'aUhfugh the wish does you hon
"Well. Hampdym. if you have a
chance t tell her what I wanted." be
said. "p.ease do. I should do it my
self,?, hi continued, "only since her re
pudiatbn by that blackguard Arcester
she WW not admit me to speech.. If I
were ja bit younger and not so con
foundWlly; in debt I would marry the
"Spe is meet for a better man. my.
lord," said exactly as 1 bad answer
ed the duke.-'
Ee looked at me curiously for a mo
nunt and-then langhed loudly.
"Doubtless.? he said, ryou may tell
Jer that too."
'i With that , he turned on his heel and
walked away, and I saw no more of
him. I stood about on the terrace un
til the last of the gentry had gone.
My lady spoke to me:
"Master Hampdon," she began weari
ly, ''will .you come, into tbe house?
Master- F.icklin,, the lawyer, is here
wafting to go over my father's papers
with -me. yoo have stood by me man
fully, - your " people and my people
have, been": . she stopped a moment.
"frlendSi"-she added, "for 60Q years.
I have no one else with whom to coun
sel. Come with me."
(To do Continued.)
The Old School 8lat.
Remember the old school slates,
bound in red flannel to prevent the
noise of slate rattling that used, to be
come unbearable until manufacturers
found how to muffle them? Stores
selling school supplies used to carry
great stocks of them, for it was a rare
day in a room that did not see a slate
or two broken; but where are they all
now? Since tbe boards of health de
cided that they were insanitary and
decreed against them the whole tribe
has disappeared. Columbus Dispatch.
A Like Retort.
A dapper young shoe cleric fitted a
number nine over a farmer's yarn
sock. "When you get these on." be
smilingly remarked, "you . can i sing
How Firm a Foundation,'.? The farm
er answered not a word until the num
ber nines were on bis feet and his old
shoes In a neatly wrapped package
nnder bis arm. As he -reached the
doer he smilingly said. "And yon can
sing 'A charge to keep I have. f Phil
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