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'Tventy-five miles and over a very
rough mountain road. Did I not eonfi
dentI. expect to find Oliver there, I
shousc not let you undertake this ride.
But 1he inquiries I have just made
lead u.e to hope for the best results"
"That's the cry of a loon."
"Hw av ful' De they often cry like
"Nt4 often in the nighttime."
Mr Blacki regarded her anxiously.
:Iad he done wrong to let her join him
in this strange ride'
"S)lI we go back and wait for
broad daylight?" he asked.
Ns, no. I could not bear the sus
pense of wondering whether all was
going well and the opportunity being
given you of seeing and speaking to
him. We have taken such precautions
-chosen so late (or should I say so
early) a start-that I'm sure we have
Outwitted the man who is so watchful
of ur. But if we go back, we cannot
slip tway fron: him again; and Oliver
will have to submit to a humiliation
it is rur duty to spare him. And the
good judge, too. I don't care if the
loone do cry; the night is beautiful."
And it was, had their hearts been in
tune to enioy it A gibbous moon had
risei, and. inefficient as it was to light
up the recesses of the forest, it Il
lumined the treetops and brought out
the difference between earth and sky.
The -oad, known to the horses, if not
to tienselves. extended like a black
ribbon under their eyes, but the
patches of light which tell across it a:
intervais took tron. it the uninter
ruptec gloon i: must have otherwise
hat Atr Siar:. who was at one
their guide and host, promised that
dawi: would be upon then. before the
reached the huge gully which was the
one dangerous feature of the road
Their guide had prophesied truly.
Heralded by that long cry of the loon.
the dawn began to reveal itself and
tht everyday world of the mighty lor
est was upot them with its nig'
but not the ronjance of their errand
or the aiziety vhich Loth felt as tc
ts fulfillment Ful! sigh: brought ful
realization Howeve- the alight Beef:
to cioai: the fact #iby could no longer
disguise from themnaeives that the ob
)e:- o tijeir journe might not be ac
veptable to the man in hiding at Tem
PeE Iodge fieuttier F faltr in bun. %wa
*tront but even 6er cuura-ge faltered
aF sne though' o' the diburts-e await
ing num. whateve' the emuristaui'eb
Lane ii im ps- ':LoilmuhL it. re.*
bu:sr. abt <b not draw r'in ans' Y,&
thies ruontiuu.'.t~ &' ut aat. us.
ista er 1s0ad 5.'15'. nut 'V.t s .!p l'n
heart hit rs5y
"W1'e tOiaf 4 - uv et 1 s5 -'s ..'t 'use
Of 0 .u t si 199 t ' '5g 5j(
ofthe i,,I .:4 ' beluu- 14:'e nt
"A p.S l9: y asi I w.*v. 9. sm c.' ire
Ois th hof'-e*~~ t WWA..d a "tiL ~'&
but otherwli': th P.o'&4 jp
wau lrus ni 'ew:.4 fbhbn the; 1,y
Tr' he "ll/. ,tjc, h P b*h-y 'Cen~ Li: %
provedJ I to e fortiJhtlie onie y t
thtoIlies they rode along itM 4Al
one uide or ofthe ailmost ,. li
abrupit rise of towE~eirock ont
other, It was JilhOr's firs~t exe
enico of no pereipitous a islimb, ands ajp
der othuer circumn,,tances sh ug
have beon timid; but in lher preu'en
beroio mood, it wats all a part of te
great gtlture, andu asi suc acet
NTho lawyer eyed lier with, growin;
'dmiration. IHe had not miucalosulat,
~As they were mlakiin; a ltursn al
(tti'aumit, they hoard Mr. Hioan
t ' .~ eebehlind thom. D)rawing in thel
qp, they greeted him eagerly who
~ "W~re you right? Are we followed i
6Ta' as may be. I didn't hear c
~ 90 (#ything miore. I waited, but nut(1
Jgg haptieqd, eo. came on."
S'1iS34wd s surly anid hi. iook
tbt toe(eyed orbore to quae
sepeciafll as thol
t1te0 t a hetad, rAth4
Ith wer u.*(a
sultation, Mr, Sloan wended his way
up alone. He was a well-known man
throughout the whole region, and
would be likely to gain admittance It
aniyone could. Blut all wished the hour
had beecn less early.
However, somebody was up In the
picturesque place. A small trail of
smoke could be seen hovering above
its single chimney, and promptly upon
Mr. Sloan's approach, a rear door
swung br - and an old man showed
himself, I- with no hospitable intent.
On the contrary, he motioned the In
truder back, and shouting out some
very decided words, resolutely banged
the door shut.
Mr. Sloan turned slowly about.
"Bad luck," he commented, upon
joining his companions, "That was
Deaf Dan. He's got a warm nest here.
and he's determined to keep it.. 'No
visitors wanted,' was what he shouted,
and be didn't even hold out his hand
when I offered him the letter."
"Give me the letter," aaid Reuther.
"lie won't leave a lady standing out
in the cold."
Mr. Sloan handed over the judge's
message, and helped her down. and
she in turn began to approach the
place. As she did so, she eyed It with
the curiosity of a hungry heart. It
was a compact structure of closely
cemented stone, built to resist gales
and harbor a would-be recluse, even in
an Adirondack winter.
Mr. Sloan had been repulsed from
the west door; she would try the east.
Oliver 4 if Oliver it were) was prob
ah!y asleep: but she would knock. and
kdodk. and knock; and if Deaf Dan
did not open. his master soon would.
BFut wben she found herself in face
of this simple barrier and was lifting
her hand to the door It suddenly flew
operi and a man appeared before her
Found and Lost,
It was Oliver. Oliver unkempt and
with Bigns upon him of a night's work
of study or writing; but Oliver!-her
lover once, but now just a stranger
i.o whose hand Rhe must put this let
She tried to staminst out her
errand; but the sudden pallor, the
starting eyes-the whole shocked, a)
riuost terrified appearance of the man
she was facing. stopped her. She for
got the surprise, the incredulity of
mind with which he would natu.ally
hal; her presence at his door in a
place 6o remote and of such inacces
siility She only saw that his bands
haC goene up and out at sight of her.
and to hT sensitive bOul. this looked
like a rebiuff which. wbile expected,
choked bmack her words anid turned her
iaai'Ay fuinaixg 'lhee: Searle?
'.t is not 1.' buret frozm hier liys ini
aie'OLerentU dibclaiirnetr of bis possible
thught "l'm just a *nesenger. Your
is YOu'" Quickly his hands
.' li!' tO'lowingj baors. fr-l ) On the
.e' ''r wbieb s bhe now remem-beredt to
"I' E''n' copy of a tek-gratn," Yaj
'r'e' DU'igly ex;'lainied. as he co)ntirar-d
'-0 K.'. a it Wirhout re:achinsg t~o take,
E You could not be~ found in be
'.roit anmC as it w'as impormaut. that you
v~houX r&c:rive 1bi word fromi your
'& 'i-r. I V nler tf$..k to deli ver it. J re
'- turedr' your fo dnesy for this place
W~re 0 would like to write your
'/a tud t60 i 'amje 'A' a etr
du' 00t 51000 fMr iJlackl is jiL gwe
Lr 1i~aek Who ,? What ?" lie
ne A staring a~t bit father's let.
tr mAd eti!l bad made nt, offer to
Then beh w'4ke to the situjatjo. Jle
WO *i,4 be et.~ sr.'4n dra wh ing hr in
de. Eb't 'he doorn while he res4 It.
us fIn lift her eyes~ to Wtt:e ji.s ed.
ba':2' si'IAd/I nota tSAfAr was t),rne64 hier
w'ay. a*j4 tht~s the mionie1t was the
s)Iei. One of her wholJe life.
Truen, there aist a ratling nAAe Ms
he' '.1 'hled thi* letter In hi~s bano4
T~ l1 tfne what this Ineng|' el.4 lie,
but e~ '114 njot turnl hie t,.e se h
nuMe C bsis reApi4.%
1 "Yt~tr futhier iuiet 40 thiat," was Dier
the letter. I carns-we e#roa-tus
n arly, beeure we thouighkt--we feare4
we shoed, $f** no opportunity Lae to
lind yous ba're alone '5'here aeem to
n bePeoplWe oe t he roA4 -whom
a whom yo~iu might feel olige4 tn enter,
r iin and. as y'oer father naninot welt.-"
a ie had whieele4 about, ile fa
confronted here. It wore * iok ##u.
"didi lnt unlderstan~d *nd which mail.
*r him ~nem a stranger to tier, inv'oiun,
a. tari~y shie innk a epJ 444
"I must tbe going viow? eal4 wh
a and 'inil-her physIpal WP~kni###
s, riumphing at last over her will powep
r e e e * ,
l "oliver'? Where iv Ohity y
P Those. Werk ilIeg sf~'
himaalf tots S~et@#b hier to hO %
this housiS aldne,
"He was here a'noment ago .hen
he saw you begin to give signs ot life,
he slid out. How do you feel, tm
my dear? What will your mother sgt",
"But Oliver?" She was o her .*t
now; she hasi been lying on some eort
of couch. "He must--Oh, I rementbet
now. Mr. Black, we must go, I have
given him his father's letter"
"We are not going till you haV4
something to eat, Not a word, I'll-"
Why did his eye wander to the nean,
eat window, and his words trail away
Reuther turned about to see. Oliver
Was in front, conversing earnestly
with Mr. Sloan. As they looked, he
dashed back into the rear of the
house, and they heard his voice rise
once or twice in some ineffectual com
mands to his deaf servant, then there
came a clatter and a rush from the
direction of the stable, and they saw
him flash by on a gaunt but fiery
horse, and take with long bounds the
road up which they had Just labored.
lie had stopped to equip himself in
some measure for his ride. but not the
horse, which was without sadaib .?
any sort of bridle but a halter strung
about his neck.
This was flight; or so it appeared to
Mr. Sloan. as he watched the young
man disappear over the brow of the
bill. What Mr. Black thought was not
so apparent. lie had no wish to dis
courage Reuther whose feeling was
one of relief as her first word showed.
"Oliver is gone. We shall not have
to hurry now and perhaps if I had a
few minutes in which to rest-"
She was on the verge of fainting
And then Alanson Black showed of
what stuff he was made. In ten mitn
utes he had bustled about the half-de
Perted building, and with the aid of
the dased and uncomprehending deaf
mute, managed to prepare a cup of hot
tea and a plate of steaming eggs for
the weary girl.
After such an effort, Reuther felt
obliged to eat, and she did; seeing
which, the lawyer left her for a mo
ment and went out to question their
"Where's the young lady?"
This from Mr. Sloan.
"Eating something. Come in and
have a bite, and let the horses eat.
too. The young fellow went off pretty
"Ya-as." The drawl was one of
doubt. "But quickness don't count.
A Small Trail of Smoke Hovering
Above 1ts Single Chimney.
F'ast or slow, he's on his way to capb
r ure* 1 that's what you want to
"What? We are followed, then?"
"Teeare men on the road; two.
s I Wid1 you before. JIe can't get by
thesn-If that's what lie wants to do."
"Jhut I thought they fell back. We
ddin't bear thern after you joined us."
"N~o; they didn't come on. TIhey
d~n't have in. Tihis is the only road
down I the Inountain, anid it's one you've
V/ot toj follo~w or go tumnblng over the
pre~'iplce. All they've g~ot to do0 is in
v~ait for, blin; anud that's what I tried
t4 tel him, but hes jiut shook hIs arm
at me and r'ode on ife might better
hasve watt*~u4--~ for com p~aniy."
W1. hiack cast a glan'e behind him.
saw thaet the door of lhe house was
almoi~st closodl and ven ture4 to put an
"What41 i b ask you When ho
cama~ out here?"
"'Why we ha4 '2hosen such an rrly
ho'ur in krin~g hIm his father's moo
5*MO," ioan rA'piie4.
"AN4 What 414 you, sy?"
"WeJ, I said that there was an.
otbar fellow 4own Fmy Way awf9l enger'
in see him, too; snd that you wars
mnlMi enginNM in get to him flng,
"Yas- ANd how 494 ha tAkn that?"
"910 toro#4 whit., and asked mo
lust what I mag, rfe aipDs
90109 011 WiA him t1fatt y had, for,
NY *00 0 *&# VOM *14D Vol## lWed #ea
in in foow~ini 'PM mJ~tht
up nn terne on Iho r, At '#91909)91
gfAYO ma a .tnvo 01ae
Into 91* 91011f to 49~ M tl
out his* koa
fight. There could b but td4 ~g
this adventuro. Oliver. would.
taught in a manifost -ffort to e$6&p4.,
and the Judge's cup of sorrow and bu
niiliatin would be full. He felt the
shane of it himself, also the folly of'
his town methods and of the part he
had allowed Reuther to. play. Booe.
Ont14 to his host to fellow him, be
tutned toward the house.
)on't mention your tears to the
young lady," said he. "At .least, not.
till we are well past the gully."
"I shan't mention anythin*. Don't
you be afeared of that."
And with a simnultaneOus effort diffi
Oult for both, they -assutned a more
chterful air, and briskly entered the
It was not until they were well upon
the road back that Reuther ventured
to speak of Oliver. She was riding am
far from the edge of the precipice as
possible. In descent It looked very
formidablo to her unaccustomed eye.
"This is a dangerous road for a
man to ride bareback," she remarked.
"I'm terrified when I think of It. Mr.
Black. Why did he go off quite so
uddenly? is there a train he is anx.
ious to reach? Mr. Sloan. is there a
"Yes, miss. there is a tratn
"Which he can get by riding Af~st?"
"I've known it done?"
"Then he is excusable." Yet her
knxious glance stole ever and again
'o the diszy verge toward 'which she
tow unconsciously urged her own
torse till Mr. Black drew her aside.
A half-hour's further descent. then
1 quick turn and Mr. Sloan, who had
'idden on before them, came galloping
Mr. Black hastened to meet their
;uide. "What now?" he asked. "Have
they come together? Have the do
ectives got him?"
"No, not him; only his horse. The
inimal has Just trotted up-riderless."
"Good God! The child's instinct
wvas true. He has been thrown-"
"No." Mr. Sloa.i'e mouth was close
.o the lawyer's ear. "There's another
explanation. If the fellow is game.
ind anxious enough to reach the train
to risk his neck for it, there's a path
te could have taken which would get
him there without his coming round
this turn." Then as Reuther came
ambling up: "Young lady, don't let
ne scare you, but it looks now as if the
toung man had taken a short cut to
the station. Look back alorig %be edge
of the precipice for about half a mile.
and you will see shooting up from the
gully a solitary tree whose topmost
branch reaches within a few feet of
the road above."
"Yes." she suddenly replied, its her
glance fell on the one red splash
showing against the dull gray of the
"A leap from the road, if well-timed.
would land a man among some very
"But-but-if he didn't ' reach
"Young lady, he's a man in a thou
sand. If you want the proof. look over
(TO BE CONTINUED.)
It Was a Mouse.
If there's anything that will make a
woman throw good '-esolutions to the
wind quicker than she made them, it
Is a mouse. A young woman arrived
at one of the New York hotels and
before retiring at night she decided to
straighten up the things in the closet
of her room. She was singing over
her work nnd was doing nicely until
she discovered two shining little beads
In one corner and decided there must
be a lost hatpin there. So she reached
out to take it. What her hand mel
was soft and covered with hair. Ti
was a mouse. The yell that emanated
from that room convinced everybody
tangoing se'veral floors above that
cruei murder was afoot, and there waa
a scramble to the hallways. The young
woman finally st,cceeded in opening
the door of her room and informad
the gathering crowd what a narrow
esceape she had from annihilation. Now
there is a standing reward of $5 for
the head of that motjse-dotached
from the rest of the mouse. If is
rever appears ugain, there's no telling
what may happen.
Dust Clouds Armies Make.
An army on the march along dry
roads naturally throws up very heavy
riust, clouds, 'To those who haoveni'i
been trained one dust cloud looks ver,,
much like anuother, but to a soldiet
thse dust clouds tell a very cleit
Thle dust clouds thrown uap b~y in
rantry, for examplo, hanuge in a low,
thick cloud. Th'le longer the eloul
the more meni underneath it, and eh
scout can,, by this mdanu, wnake a tail'
ly accurate guess of the number @1
men on the march.
Cavalry on the march sends up ii
dust cloud that is munh higher anmi
thinner than.I that of infantry. The
most. distinctive of these dust clouds,
however, is that made by wagons and
heavy guns. The duet rises in 1I tie
groups of? idi, quilts differentf
the long alouds of nayal'y and in
Is nytn when unoale to see the
actuasl aase of the dust, a scout cn
tell i mny miles away what kInd of
force is passing elong a read.
Inies Or9P qf Unit.d States,
The snreaffe of rfe# ln fi'Islang
and Arkanss# has inoreaed4 app rtsr.
mnstvly 700,000 panree In the last twq
n oha niV aatM theqvs
circlatin *wih iPure
ine, wervdr Io~aed, by, the
usa of PERUNA, obtAble Ia.
either UquAid or tablet 466i at
Sl1 dugnto or the,
"What-'i Dubkins anyhow, pri-ally
or pro-German?'' asked Hickentooper.
I "Oh, Dubkins is a snootral," said
"Snootral? You mean neutral, don't
"No," said Blifkins, "I mean snootral.
Dubkins spends his time turning up
his nose at both sides."
No sick headache, sour stomach,
biliousness or constipation
Get a 10-cent box now.
Turn the rascals out-the headache,
biliousness, indigestion, the sick, sour
stomach and foul gases-turn them
out to-night and keep them out with
Millions of men and women take a
Cascaret now and then and never
know the misery caused by a lazy
liver, clogged bowels or an upset atom
Don't put in another day of distress.
Let Cascareta cleanse your stomach;
remove the sour, fermenting food;
take the excess bile from your liver
and carry out all the constipated
waste - matter and * poison in the
bowels. Then you will feel great
A Cascaret to-night straightens you
out by morning. They work while
you sleep. A 10-cent box from
any drug stoa-m q wa-al.war head.
sweet stomach and clean, healthy liver
and bowel action for months. Chit
dren love Cascarets because they
never gripe or sicken. Adv.
Chopping His Off.
"I don't vant to interfere with your
business, but-" began the village
"All right!" interrupted Cyrus K.
Snapper. "Go ahead and interfere
with it! "--Judge.
WHEN KIDNEYS ACT .BAD
TAKE GLASS OF SALTS
Eat Loss Meat if Kidneys Hurt or You
Have Backache or Bladder Misery
--Meat Forms Uric Aoid.
No man or woman who eats meat
regularly can make a mistake by flugly
ing the kidneys occasionally, says a
woll-known authority. Meat 'forms
uric acid which clogs the kidney pores
so they sluggishly filtereor strain only
part of the waste and poisons from
the blood, then yot4 get sick. Nearly
all rheumatism, headaches, liver trou
ble, nervousness, constipation, dizzi
ness, sleeplessness, bladder disorders.
come from sluggish kidneys.
The moment you feel a dull ache in
the kidneys or your back hurts, or if
the urine is cloudy, offensive, full of
sediment, irregular of passage or at
tended by a sensation of scalding, get
about four ounces of Jad Salts from
any reliable pharmacy and' take a
tablespoonful in a glass of water be
fore breakfast for a few days and your
kidneys gi~lJ then .act fine. This fa.
mous 'M~te is made fromethe acid of
grapes and lemon juice, combined with
lithia and has been used tog' genera
tions to flush clogged kidneys and
stimulate them to activity, also to neu
tralize the acids in urine so it no
longer causes irritation, thus ending
Jad Salts is inexpensive and cannot
Injure; makes a delightful efferves
cent lithia-water drink which all reg
ular meat eaters should take now and
then to keep the kidneys clean and
the blood pure, thereby avoiding me
rious kidney complications.-Adv.
lKatharine-He told me I sang like
hils pet bird.
Kidder-Hurd luck. His pet bird is
RECIPE FOR GRAY HAIR.
~a rd4-~Bay lum a
II wlland es.
Forty Y64 appiness Ft
loWed f ashington
and Ma' a s,
No hudre *n toit eti
years ago--tay 85, 1802 .
Martha Weshington, wit.t
George Washington, d iat
Mount Vernon, at the age of setenty
Martha Oustis met Colenel Washting
ton about a year after the deatb of
her husband, Daniel Parke Oustis,. a
wealthy planter. She was then near.
ing her twenty-sixth year, and Wash.
ington 'was about three monthb h e
senior. She was the daughter of Co1.
John Dandridge and had been well
trained in the accomplishments of
young women of her social station.
The engagement lasted for nearly a
year, Washin'gton being absent for a
long time on a military campaign.
Washington himselt was a man of
large property, and the wedding was
one of the most brilliant that had ever
been seen in a church in Virginia.
Bridi and bridegroom were attired in
all the magnificence which the fash
ions of that period made possible.
When she was ma'rriqd to Washing
ton, Mrs. Custis had two children sur
viving of the four of which she had
been the mother. To these two chil.
dren, Washington, who had none of
his own, was a devoted father. Later
in life these thildren died and Wash
ington adopted two ot Mrs. Washing.
Mrs. Washington's faith in the wis
dom and firmness of her husband's
patriotic course preceding and during
the Revolution never failed.
She had discovered the greatness of
her husband long before the people
that were so signally to honor him
had found it out in all its splendid pro
During the war Washington visited
Mount Vernon only twice, but Mrs.
Washington was with him in New
York and Philadelphia and joined him
in camp whenever it was possible.
In the years following their mar,
riage and previous to the Revolution
the Washingtons lived in Virginia
after the style of the English ar-istoc
racy, but throughout the war Mrs.
Washington was wont to "set an ex
First Proqldenhial Mansion, New York
ample of economy to the women of
the revolution" in her attire add mode
After independence had beon won,
sheo bore horself with groat personal
dignity as befitted hor station as the
wife of the tirst citiren.
Washington was approaching his
sixty-oighth year whozn he dlied. Mrs.
Washington accepted the separation
calmly, only observmng that she woula
soon Join him. She survived him two
years and a halt.
That she could tve at all times a
view of his grata on the lawn, she
reoved to an atit0 room that over
looked the gp04, Whioh she occupied
until her own death, I'or the easier
noming and going of a favc~rits Oat a
hole was out near the bottom of the
door' of this apartaient,
Jiofore she die4 Mrs. Washington
destroyed lep fe 00rspondqno.
with GIenerRl ~Shisstieur abe
wf4 w9t qlthtb lug oo0 goe