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(~7 RIE X BEI
Authorof" The Spoilers, " 7
"The Silver Horde,"
C.y I ..p.' V..i.
FOLLOWING DISCOVERY BY
LONGORIO THAT DAVE LA\
RETURNiNG FROM MEXIC(
CLASHING FORCES G
PALOMA AND AL
likes her hushanti, who is a brutal,
she feels a strong syipathy for It
discovers accidentally tiit ho loves
hetveen M.exlea and tlAt'riceatns
that Austin is leagued with Ant 'rieat
aiong themii 'zTai Lewvis, who is uti
thief. When Law's fri''nl, Ricarlo
to collect toney due him, he is mu
he can give Incrirtinating test Imon
Jones go to the Mexican side to i
Austin and Paloma Jones, ilaze's da
aid on their return to tile Amieri':an
odious admirer of Mrs. Austin, colm
learn of the Jones-Law expeil it Ion.
and ILItongorio's meet at the river to
Alaire t lrove :i swiftly :i sh' l:1r.i.
i'lIlowing the biturre'l s!tr ;k of cr:iyi
Cthat w:s the o l, anit. takin.: th I
bumps with utter res itessnss. .th"';iI
Imted the <hirk miull' of the river
Shilckets. a denis.' rniritia it if m - .'inl I
It eveil- heftore they were sh.'Iteredi
frnt the it uoot lilht I':tio mii ':law th.'
ights of anlother 1ilititlii e aitlnr acth.
iiig ailong the ilntini-Ira 'ei.' I lhwaiy
'behtindl themn-th.- lights, evidently, oft
'ad Lewis' n hiniiie. A t1ot.r-n' iit.'r
..Abiire's car drove lilt,) the black shati
,nvs. It hal hiien a sit rt, swift. exeit
i'ng tile. "Youtg ld's'' runnhouit couldli
.ot he 1unty ttinutes ahead of them.
The women got out, then breasted
ithe high grass and brambles between
their hiding place and the puatphouse
rond. A hundred yards away they
mould now see the ghostly Rio (rande,
bts saffron surface faintly silvered by
the low toon ; lights gleamed fromt the
windownw of Morales' house. In the
-distance the vague outlines of the Mex
lean shore were resolving themselves,
and far beyond twinkled the evidence
that some belated citizens of Romeri)
were still awake.
Paloma had1( brought with her the
long-harreled rifle, anri this she'
clutched nervously its she iandl Ah- i re
YvtrableJ for tan apptlroalch to' t he itump-i
hiouse itself, They had1( nearly reaeid
their goat whten out intos the cle-arlin.
clang, bustt anoitheri auttomilie, tind
*nltuntti whiisperedi exeitedlly.
"T1hee's the Lewis ittlit itt last."'
"In the Lewis car were sevieral flmen.
SiTey diescended hurriedly, andtm whteni
etil of theill riti arountd the frontt of'
the cari to turn otf its lights, bothi wont
en saw thatt he caitd ali ri tim. IEvi
dent 3'rttly T(Lwis haid ciomi' preparedl
for desperate mieaisures.
A I4malli door giave enttrance-i to thi'
pumphouiitse, andt inlto the lockel of tii
Mrs. Auist in fit tetd a key; thet nextI tu
msent Shte and P'alomta wtre siafly int
side. Duisty, cobwvebbhed wviows let
In a faint ghost-glow of mtoinlight, butl
rA~i~eetd cleaur observationi of ianiy
utdiing outlside; Alauire's furmblintg flit
'gers fouind theI littch andu began to'
ltt a wtndow, when somneone spoke,
.just ouitsde thte butildinlg.
"~What (did you discover?" intquiredi
a voice whitieh neit her womani i recog
nized. Paltomai eltchied btlindly for he'r
*4Omlpaion;ui the twvo eavesdiroppers
.stoodl rooted in their tritcks. The
-pountdlig of thelir hearts soun~ded lond
lIy. Sintce the buildinig was little iire
-thant ia wooden shell, thety coutldl phitinly
thentr -the answer:
"The house is full of greasers. I
.ean'mt tell who they are."
A third 11nan1 spo'ke, this time' int
Spanish. "Thait wats Tail Lewis whto
just camte, Sentor."
There followed soitme whlispi'-ed
wvords inisitintguishalte to tile liste
ers, then a rustlie of bodiies moving
through the tall gratss tand weeds.i
Paloima placed hter lip~s clo'sei to)
.Alaire's ear. "Whio are those peopisili'?"
"I don't know. They must he the
ones whio came in that strange auto
Paloma chattered viciously: "lavery
body in Texas is here. I wish w& (d
thought to -scatter tacks beinid us."
Cautiously they swung tile door hack
and looked out. The open space along
the river bank. was leveled by the
mnoonlight; from Morales' house, to
their right, came the sound of voices.
The women waited.
A few moments, then a number of
muen appeared. Palomia judged there
-were at least a dozen, but wehe was
Vtne excited to count them. As they
iame straggling toward the pumphouse
une of them alled bke.:
f I 1"
re Iron Trail,"
ED AUSTIN AND GENERAL
V AND BLAZE JONES ARE
WITH GUZMAN'S BODY,
0 TO THE RIVER
AIRE LOOK ON
t; the' 1t:tluidsometn youn g in istre.s
.a lVerla ranch in Mexico. She dis
proillgate, lecherous drunkard, but
:tvbi Law, state raniger, when she
her hopelessly. There Is trouble
along the border. Law discovers
t horse thieves and Mexican rebels,
der suspieion. Law kills a horse
Guzmaan. goes to the Mexican side
rdered by the Lewis gang because
y against them. Law and Blaze
e't Guzman's body secretly. Mrs.
ughter, are preparing to give them
sil wten t;en. Luis Longorlo, an t
s to call. Ed Austin and Longorlo
TPall Lewis Is Wtitted and his gang
kill the friends of Guztan.
"M~rales'. Put out your lights."
I8ot h wior,'n recougnized Tad L wis as
: tir' huI stulhornly refused to
eha r, le-r htushiarith jilt any active
shir In this evil bulinetss, but her
I::it in 1d sudie'nly vtnished whet
4h' ht'uear'ul hit sty:
"1l ish : You'r' nutking to~o inluch
: i;,. Yeou'dl hetier senttter out, too,
tt'r ttte're's no telling wlhere they'll
:Ind'." Aba ire leanted e wenklly against
iteour. "I'm going to leave, an1ld let
1",u-a.ll attte'nd to the rest." het was
mi tin. 8Iut Pad Lewis halted him as
he' I turtned trotm the group.
"\here are you going, Ed? You left
your car back yonder by the road. i
altnost ran Into it."
"Eli? What are you talking about1
My car is over by Morales' house."
"Senor Austin is in a great hurry,'
ne'ieed soeneE in Sptanish. "Oince
trtore' he leaves all of the fighting t<
"That's Adolfo Urbina," panted Pa
otrnt. "I know hit." Stung by thi
open ctiarge of ('owardlce, Austin be
gun a voluble defense, but. in the midsl
of It General Longorio addressed hin
"You will stay here, senor. Nobody
leavesi this place."
"I told yout I-wouldni't--h-e a party tc
th bu itsi ness,'' Ed dec'ltarted hot ly. "You
fotrced rane to cotite in the first place-'
"Yes ! And ntow I force y'ou to stay."
Longorlo's sitnd appiearted to please
Lewis, wvhni chlinied in wvithi the words:
"Tihtat's rightt, IEd. Yoit've got to stiek,
for once0 in your life.".
"Whatt dlo you tnean, yoit nearly ran
tinte) my (car baci(k yonlder?" AustIIn
atsk(ed aifter't ai minient.
"'AIn't t hat y'ourt maichine yondler by3
I t1hthie ''?"' iquirte'd L ewis. "'If it
ini't, wh'oese is it?'' As no one ttan
sw''rede, hie startted In thle direc't'ion he
hidl itt'll'iit'd ; hut at tht mtomtent ta
11n:1n ('tnte ruitmink from thte river banik,
A mani Iipassed' swiftly3 by the crack
f'eet bey3onud. le wtas fol lowedl 1by three('
Theii first of the neQwomliers, ttnteting
ats spotk~sttan for' htis paty, ste'pped'
13' "1liello, men ! Whatiut's goin' on
heire?"' It w-as an Aumerienn voice ; it
hadi a broadt, slowv TIexas dratiwi.
'lThe grouptj of plotte'rs titrne'd; there
wuas a star't led maurmiur, then Tad
"Ihello ! Who a re you ! What do
"I reckon wve must huavue got off the
road," anniounited the strainger. Then
lie peered outt aicross the river. "Sy
Ait't that a skiff y'ondler?" he Iiquired.
"Well, it dlon't look likce a steam
boat.'' Lewis laughed disagreeably.
"W'~e'rei htavin' ai little ptirty of our own.
Sreckon you fellows had better beat
'Te outotisI Itat hatd been sent to
cover tht bnik in bothI dIiriec'tltis wuere
no0w 'ominrg it. ITthrough thle stillness
of the night there .sottndetd thle thumnap
of oa rlocks. S'eeitg thatot the sttranzger
idb not seemi to ttake htis hint, Lewiis
raised his v'oice ment'itnligly .
"'lThat's your troadl back yonder. It's
a1 rightt good road, and I'd advise you
to travel f'ast."
IBut this suggestion wvas also ignioredi;
ini fact, it appetared to amuse the man
addressed, for he, too, laughed, lie
turnedi, and the womlen nlotieed that he
carried a short saddle gun. They saw,
also, that at least one of the men at
his back was similarly armed.
"Now, what's the hurry?" The
stranger was chuckling. Suddenly he
1raised his voice and called loudly;
"Hello, Dave i Is that you-all)"
IThe answer ,fited promptly back:
"Hello, Cant iune w.' u..."
"Have you got hita?"
It was laiie Jones' voice which an.
swered this tine: "You bet !"
Palomta Jones wled t rembling now,
She clung to Alaire. crying, thankfully
"It'S the Rangers, 'l'he Rangers "
'hen she broke away and ran out into
I the moonlight, trailing her absurd fire
arm after her.
"Now, boys," the Rlanger captain was
saying, "I know 'most every one of you,
and we ain't going to have the least
bit of trouble over this thing, are we?
I reckon you-all are friends of Iicardo
Gusman, and you jist couldn't wait
to find out about him, eh?"
Alaire, who had followed I'aloma,
was close enough now to recognize the
two Guzman boys as members of the
Ranger Party. Lewis iad his men had
drawn togeti' 'r at the lrst alartmi ; Lon
gorio's Meg iS hadu( gathered about
their leader. she entire situation hadl
changed in a moment, and the Ranger
captain was in control of it.
Soons Dave Law and Blaze Jone;
came up over the river batik they
pausel, stricken with surprise at find
Ing a score of people where they had
expected no more than four.
Blitze was the first to speak. "What's
all this?" he cried. He peered near
sightedly from one to the other; then
his huge bulk shook with laughter:
"Say, do my glasses magnify, or is
this an open lodge rueetin'7"
"Dad ! Oh, dad !" Paloma scurried
to him and flung herself into his arms.
"What you (loin' here, kid?" the father
exclaimed. "Why, you'd ought to be
home and abed, long ago. You'll catch
your death of cold. Is that gun loaded ?"
Dave Law was even more tiedi I
than his companfon. Recovering from 1
his first surprise, he took a pos4lion
beside his superior officer. Captain 1
Evans did not seem at all troubled by
the disparity in numbers. One Ranger,
or two at the most, had always been )
sufficient to quell a Texan disturbance;
now that there were three of them.
he felt equal to an invasion of Mexi
can soil, if necessary. In consequence,
he relaxed his watchful vigilance, and
to Dave he drawled:
"We've got most of the leading citi
zens of the county, and I reckon sonme
body in the outfit will be able to iden
"'There's no trouble about that, sir.
We found him. Pedro and Ran'ul en
make sure." The sons of ticardo (Guz
ma01n stepped forvard promptly, anti
Law waved them toward the boat land
ing, where the two helpers were wait
ing with Rticardo's remains.
Despite the Ranger captain's easy ,
assunption of comtnand, the strain
of the situation had not subsided, and
Longorio drew swift attention to him
self when he said:
"It is fortunate that I chanced to
learn of this matter. You have done
me a great service, Senor Law, for I
came to Romero purposely to examine
into the death of this unfortunate man.
But I could learn nothing ; nobody
knew anything whatever about the
matter, and so I became convinced that
it amotutted to little. Now-behold
I discover that I was deceived. Or
perhaps there still may be a mistake."
Blaze Jones thrust his daughter
aside and advanced toward the speak
er. "There's no mistake," he declared
"Hello, Menal What's Going on Here?"
belligerently. "I don't miake maisitakes
wvhen I go grave-robbin'. Doni Rleatrdo
was shot by your men. Hie had) five
thiousandi~ dollars on him, or lie should
have haud, and he was an American citi
zen. Your Colonel Blanco covered the
bodly, but he'll have a h--I of a job
cotveriln' the facts. It's timei we,* camef
to a show~down with your murderin'
outfit, and I aim to see if you've got a
government In your country."
"lleaven guided my hand," dlevoutly
breaithedl the general. "It is regret
table t hat you used this means wihen a
wvordi to me would have served the
purpose, for--it is no trivial matter to
diesecrte a Mexican graveyard. Mdy
country, It has a government. An
(oftieer of the state of Texas, under
arms, has cr'ossedl the Rio Girandle.
WVhat does that mean?"
Captain Evans had a sense of hu
mor ; Longorlo's ominotus words amused
him. "Say, general, It ain't the first
time," lie chortled. "And you're an ofhi
cer, too, ain't you? You're in Texas
at this minute, and I'll bet if I frisked
you I'd find that you was under arms."
The Mexican understood English sufti
ciently wvell to grasp the significance
of these words. After a moment's con
sideration, therefore, he modified his
"But my mission was friendly. I hand
no criminal purpose," he said .mildly.
"However--perhaps' one 'offense con
done, the other. At any rate, we ..u.t
have uo itternatinai contpflcfttdbn,
There is a inre practical side to the
matter: If liea ticardo G;usman tuet
his death in Mexico, there will bd a
rigid itivestigatlon, I assure you."
EmVta agreed. "That's fAir I And
I'll make a I'raizn with you you
keep still a nd so'l WQ. We never
aited for this affair to get out, any
how. I reckon these mnen"-he indi
cated Lewis anti his followers-"ain't
liable to Itlk tuch."
The tw'o Gumttan boys, greatly
moved, ret urneti to tnnounce that
they had identifled their father's body,
and Longorlo could not well refuse to
accept their evidence.
"%ery well," said he. "I tam Indebted
to you. Since there is nothing more
to be s:ii, appaitrently, I will return
to Ilotnero." With a how to Mrs. Aus
tin, who lati silently watched the play
of these i oposing motives. he turned
away, andt Tad I.ewis followed him.
But l )u vi' L atw had recognized Adol fo
t'rhina in the crowd, anti. stepping for.
rdl. disarniel himt. saying:
"Ailelfto. there's a warrant for you,
so I'll just take you in."
For a ioittment Adolfo was inclined
to resist. but. thinking better of it, he
yieldellI with haid grace, bitterly re
tretting t he curiosity which had
pirompted himrt to renatini to the end of
his Interesting affair.
'Tn1l L.'wis gave him some comfort.
Never nmind. Adolfo," he said. "They
'at't prove anything on you, and I'll
:o your bail. Ed Austin knows where
u was the day that stock was stole."
to and his two remaining men moved
''ward their automobile, and a moment
ater the vehicle went clattering away
tp the thicket road.
So ended the attempt to foil the re
urn of Ricardo Guzman's body to
When Alaire came to look for her
Husband, he was gone.
. Superstitions and Certainties.
The sensation caused by tienrdo
r;uzman's disappearance was as noth
ig to that which followed the recovery
rf his body. Whntever the facts of
he rescue, it was generally recognized
that the result had been to bring on
a crisis in the affairs of the two na
tions. Strong inlluences, however,
were' at work to prevent that very out
"unin for which the people of Texas
itrayed. During the delay there arose
a report that Itcardo Guzman had
borne an evil reputation, and that he
had been so actively associated with
the rebel cause as to warrant punish
ilent by the federal government. More
over, a legal question as to his Ameri
can citizenship was raised-a question
whileh seemed to have important bear
ing upon the case.
Public interest is short-lived ; few
living men can hold it more than a day
or two, and it reckons no dead man
vorthy of more than an obituary no
tice. Thus In the course of tiIme the
(uzman incident was in a fair way
of belag officially forgotten and for
But there were several persons who
felt intense relief at the course events
had taken, and among these was Alhire
Austin. In the days following that
iniifight expedition she had had ample
I time in whileh to meditate upon her
hbn'saect ons. It senmed Pirobable
that lie had fledl to San Antonio, there
to reni-n until Interest In the Guzman
lmtter had atetd.
'AIlaire telephionedi .Dave Law, .argn
ing to herself that she must learn
miore- about her husband's connlection
with tihe Lewis gang. D~ave arrived
even sooner than she had expected.
Site iiiide himt dIne with her, and, they
sipent thle e'vening on the dim-lit gal
lery. In the course of theIr conver-.
shiotun Albilre dilsaoveredl that Datve,'too,
has ' hidhden side of hIs nature ; that.
'sssed an Imagination, and 'with
a lmit, wvhimlslealI, exploraitory turn
of Itiltde whleh'l enabled him. to talk
initr..'.ly~ of mutiny things and ninny
Iice'. (On t his pa11rtlctular evening he
was tanythintg butt the man Of iron she
had kn own-unitil she venlturedl to
speak of Ed. Then he closed up like
a trap, lie was almost grutf in his
re-fusal to say a word abotut her hus
Because of Ed's appropriation of the
ranch cash, AlaIre found it necessary
a few days Iater to go to the bank,
andl, feeling the need of exercise, she
rode her horse Montrose. WVhen her
errainds had been attended to, she sud
dently decided to call oa Pahotma JTones.
It was years since she had voluntarily
done such a thing; the very impulse
Patlona, it happened, was undergoing
that peculiar foirm of femlnie torture
known as "fitting ;" hbut Insecurely
hatstedl pinned andl tucked as site w'as,
site came flying downa to the gate to
meet her visitor.
Alaire was introduced to Mr's.
Strange, the dressmaker, a lar'ge, acid
ulosa brunette, wIth a mouthfulh of
pins ; aird then, whien Paloma~ had glv
on her'selt o.nce more int) the Stami
stress' hands, the two friends gossiped,
"I dlon't knogw what dad wvill say
when lie gets the bil11 for these
dIresses," Pa loma confessed.
"Your father is a midghty queer
man," Mrs. Strange observed. "I
haven't so much as laid eyes on him."
Paloma nodded!. "Yes. And he's get
ting more peculiar all the time; I can't
make out what alls him."
"Where Is hie now?" asked Alaire.
Tad Lewis and hIs gang do
termine that Dave Law is too
dangerous to be alive--so the
plotting takes a more sinister
t'urn, Startling development.
are described in the next install
FEASIBLE WIDTH OF ROADS
First Deputy Highway Commissioner I
of New York Tells of Troubles
Encountered by. Him.
Most n tie roads built in N'ew York
by lli.- :te are 19 feet wide. \V hen
In8I ry Was voted for the highway sys
1 'a it Was oni the basis 1of ai)roxi
''ly $1l:.00)10 pet- tile. This was in
1912, and $1.000 was a low tigure
even for that date. Under present
condition4 it IS obviously impossible
to cotllliete the system as Planned
then, and extra wit:Ih is a serious ex
pense. II. Eltinge lreed, first deputy
highway commissioner of New York,
recenit,ly stated that only by the strict
est economy, by substituting different
classes of pavetment vithin certain lim
its of cost, and by using federal aid,
will it be practiCalhe to have all the
Important roads brought together into
a good highway system. It would be
far better, he says, if there were suftl
cient funds to build them 18 feet wide
for two lines of traflic and 24 feet for
three lines. The use of motor ve
hicles is steadily increasing and they
are being constructed wider. Ihence
they require pavements where vehicles
at least 90 inches wide can pass one
another comfortably and fregt ently.
Eighteen feet is probably the narrow
est width that permits this, according
to Mr. Breed. Especially is this true,
ne says, in the case of concrete roads,
because the transition from the hard
concrete surface to the earth shoulder
and back again Becomes really dlanger-,
ous in some soils on account of the
rut that trailte usually wears along the
MILEAGE OF CONCRETE ROADS
There Were 19,000,000 Square Yards
of it in 1914 and Only 364,000
Yards in 1909.
rTh. mile ge of concrete pavements
in the United States has increasel rap
idly, and it is likely to continue to in
crease. There were 19,000,000 square
yards of it in 1914 and only 30.1,000
s(luarIe yards in 11)09. The principal
alvantages of conc'ete pavements are
said to be durability under ordinary
traflic conditions; a smooth, even sur
face ; absence of dust; comparatively
small cost of maintenance until re
Concrete Road in New York.
ne~walt are nl'eesary ; availability as
a b ise for anuother- type of .surface if
(desiral e; at tract(1ive appearance.
Thie duability111 of concrete roads has
nlot yeOt bleen full y Iproed because tha'e1
are no ,id ipavemtents in e'xistcel. The
conditht a of t hose which have undl~er
gone) several years' service inadictates
thety wear well.
The dilsadvantages of concrete as a
road surface nre its noise undler hborse
tratlic; tihe wearing of the necessar-y
joints It the pavemtenlt, and the ten
dency to prack, with its consequent
rapidl detetrition ; tile difilculty of
repairs when these become necessary.
USE MOTOR VACUUM CLEANER
Latest Mt~nicipal Development Makes
Its Appearance in Los Angeles
Method Is Practical.
The lat. s-t mutniciptal (developmnent to
make1C its a11pearance in tile western
part of the country' Is tile motor vacuumiy
street cleiniig alparatuts, which 1has
been adopted) bi ly the city of Los An
t)les. Catl.. says Power \Vagon. For
.nloths this newest of street cleaning
feattures had betn under discussion,
bunt it wals not until a short time aigo
that it was really pttt into practice.
That tis new cleaning method is en
tirely -practical hats been p~rovedl by
days of actual dlemotrtlltonl.
Stilt-Walking Crane Needed.
In miany laices the method of mnak. I
inging "good roadls" is to plow thenm
down the ceriter and decorate the
roadbed withl sod. This provides at
surface whlich cain be traveled only by
the stilt-walking crane.
Growth of Good, Roads.
The improvement of public roads in
the United States is now very rapid,
and while an enormous amount of
work remains to be done, the highway
sysltemn Is no longer a reproach to the
Girls! Use Lemons!
Make a Bleaching,
The juice of two fresh lemons strain
(MI into a bottle containing three
ounces of orchard white makes a
whole quarter hint of the most remark
able lemon skin beautifier at about the
cost one must pay for a small jar of
the ordinary cold creams. Care should
be taken to strain the lemon juice
through a tine cloth so no lemon pulp
gets in, then this lotion will keep fresh
for months. Every woman knows that
lemon juice is used to bleach and re
move such blemoish.'s as freckles, sal
lowness and tan and is the ideal skin
softener, smoothener and beautifier. "
Just try it! Get three ounces of
orchard white at any pharmacy and
two lemons from the grocer and make
up. a quarter pint of this sweetly fra
grant lemon lotion and massage it
daily into the face, neck, arms and
hands. It naturally should help to
soften, freshen, bleach and bring out
the roses and beatty of any skin. It .
is simply marvelous to smoothen
rough, red hands. Adv.
Bathe in Moonlight.
Th te aie iniiutiight Hitt bat lies each
night the several hmuired' l 'rate build
Iags at Fo' lIenjamtlii I arris at n whIch
house the studeiat ollicet's anid the reg
ular aruty ten, shines also over the
tents of two Judia ua National (uarad
conimuaales, the 1"lts Im1l atn fileld los
hitail 111and ninhul:iat'e couipaty No. 1.
Litte in the a fterntoona is balh time
with the stud'lent oflicers, and witlh the
regula s, anud th le bathhouses, one for
each comipaiy, are about the busiest
places at the fort, especially after a
round of trench-digging, But the men
of the field hospital don't: care for
bathing in the 'afternoon. Night time
is the time for them. Their bath
hoitses are as ope'n -as the -air, the
bathing facilities provided consisting
only of showers -set up in' the open
back of their camp. 5o;. late in the
evening, guards-are set out, and forms,
Pallid In i the moon.light, emerge from
the tents, run to the showers, shiver
In the c'old water, and heat a hasty
retreat to the tents.--Indianapolis
EL1~IN IABER WOrH ITs 1'Igli
IN GOLD IN TIlE PIIP. o.
.1 "I'ontrac'tedj malaria an 1896, andc af~er a
year's freiltiess treatmea by a promntln
wasingtone phi.ystii, yeor Elixir' Igabek
enetirely cete mn. Oni arrinsg herne I catme
.do we withI, tro'pkal mfatarfa--the worst'form
-anid sent heome :or Blabek. . A galn. It
proved Ita -value-It lae worth tSu we ght n
gold here." Br'asle .O'Hagan, Troop. E, .th
U. s. CavalIry, Bialayana, Phil ippinies'.
Elixir Babek,50 eents, att druggist. or by
Paee Pinst, 0eoatd; from Kloczewskl & Co.,
Disproving a Theory.
.'The- .amn who laind a thieory'\.at.ex..
."E'ver'yboaiy is. mo1n0r or le'ss of a.
poet," lie said. "Thaere's nlot ~a persoi
on earthI, and there jevqar hi; heen a .
person -who F~adn't a sieiark 'of divinie.
a flhtaus. -It's only n'ii*autter' of de'gree
of inaspi ratIon of. powear to extes., timt
make((s thle dIifference."
"I disagree with you~i," put .ini an
audhItor, posItively. "There .wns one
tman who couldn't haive beeni ai poet."
'"Who wats that, masy I ask ?"
"How (10 you miakae ouit that Adam
cou ldna't have beCenS a oet ?"
"Why, that's simnpie. Poets ar Ie born
and not madl(e."-('lvelai 1Plamn
Little Bodiiy Energy in Potatoes.
A pound of potattoes y'ields hardly
one-fifth as miuach b~ody energy as- a
pound of rice, cortnmeal, or wheat.,
This Is partly because they sire mnuch
/nore waoter'y and partly becaus~e 'a
latrge 'port ion Is dhis'carded with the '
skinis. iP'art of this loss is inevitable
l)causeIS I le skiui Itself is not usuallyv
'osidelaredi good to -eat ; but the mnore
carelessly pllatroes sure pared, the more
of thle valuab Ie e'dibsle stybataneco ge.sn .
with the skinu.
Force of Habit...
"I wa'snt thraee eggs ande boil t hem .
three uminuttes. I ami hungi'y--ow
soon cana I have them?"
"In a mnuite, sir."