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By REX BEACH
Author of "The Spoiler,," "The Iron
Trail,'" "The Silver Horde, " Etc.
Copyright by Harper a Brothers
"Heaven knows! Out in the barn
ar under the house." Taking advan
tage of the dressmaker's iomentary
absence fronm the rootm, a'itloiit con
tinued in a whisper: "I wish you'd talk
to (hid an(d see what you innke of 1un.
Hle's absolutely--queer. Mrts. Strange
enii to have a pectlitr effect on hint.
tthy, it's almost as if-"
"Well, I suppose 'in foolish. hut
('mi beginning to believe in sl'e!! . 1:
tnow, airs. Strange's husbnild Is 1 :'
"Iiow silly I"
'.here wIaS no further o; -
for words. us tLhoe' womn% .. :.:..
.thst instant; hut a li: ' r A ..:. r
went In search of 1:..'o. .... .
4zrabiy mystilfe'. As h .e :. rd
htxrra hubiiliing., she .:n;red :t an'
. ure hastily disal-l-i: _ !t: the
&Gnrn. 'ht' ilgure r1 'ye a su0sp 'e us re
semiianc'e to It lao JTones. y t w hen
fie followed, he was nowh're to he
"qtr. Tones I" Alnire called. She re
,eated Itlaze's natne several tItuI
ahen something strred. Ti' door of a
ttiIUrness closet opeted enuti I1 usly, and
sot of the hln etkness peer.ed I'alont 's
fither. lie lootked Itore owlisl than
ever hehind his Ig, goli-riit silr
:tt(Ides ''Winit In tihe w1orli are y
totig in th're?" she ('rch.
Blize einerge'd. hiInking. 1i1k w:s
dlUsty anal pl ir'th ing.i
"I1111, Mlz Aust in !" ht' saluint hir
writh at poor assumtionh oft bri'ezin s'..
"I ivits tixin' s0me1 harness, but I'm
dght glid to sfee YOU.''
Air~ue re'garded himt qitlzztnaly).
"W~hnt 11n81de you hid(14?" she nslo'd.
"Ilide? Who. mo?"
"1 saw you dodge in here like a
Blaze confessed: "I reckon I've got
tie witllies. Every woman I sete look.
Uke that tdressnoter."
"Palomat wia'S t'lling me nhout you
Why do you hate her so?"
"I don't know 's I hate her, but he
and her husband have put a Jinx of
une. They're the worst people I eve
see, MIz Austin."
"You don't really believe in suet
Blaze dusted of' a sent for his visi
tor, stying: "I never (id till atIeIly
tat noiv I'mi worse t1an It pla:intati ih
migger. I tell yotu there's things it
this world we don't sahe. I wish you'(
get Palona to fire her. I've tried no
Zinled. I wish you'd tell her thost
4dsses are rotten."
"But they're very ice ; they're love
4 ; and I've just been Compilliment ini
her. Now what has this woman don,
ft seemied IipossIile that a inan
3laze JTones' characi t er could actuiall
'Vhe Door of a Harness Closet Opene
and Out of the Blackness Peer
har'bor crudi~e supet' itions and
Ibere was no initkling his earne
neM wheni he sid:i
"1 ain't surtte whlether she's to him
-or tier husbnid, but misfor'tune I
toldodJ me to herself."
"Well, I'mz sick."
"You1 dlon't look it."
"I don't exaictly feel it, eIthe11r,
I am. I doni't sleep good, my hien
indin' up, I've got rhe'umautIim,
elomaich feels like I'd swallowed so
"You're smiok lng t oo much," Alb
affirmed, withI convictlti.
But skept ielsmi airousedl Blaze's
4gnatlon. With elahorate siarcaism,
retorted t"I reckon thait's why my .1
team of mules rnn away anud dlrag
me0 through a ten-incre patch of gr
burra, ehi? It's a w~onder I wa
tilled. I reckon I smiokedl so Hi
thiat I givo a tobacco heart to the b
thiree-year-old, bull in my pastui
Wa i Smkg him to deaith, all ri
Probably it was nicotine poisonin' tha
killed twenty acres of mny cotton, too
and mnaybe if I'd cut out tobacco I'(
have 1oiated that bond issue on th(
irrigation ditch. But I was wedded tc
cigarettes, so my banks are closin
down on nue. Sure! 'fhait's what a
man gets for snokin'."
"And do you attribute all these mis
fortunes to Pailoan's dressmaker?"
The mnan nodded gloomltily. "That
ain't half 1 Everything goes wrong.
I'm scared to pack a weapon for fear
I'l injure tnyself. Why, I've carried
a bowie knife in my bootleg ever since
I was a babe in armas, you might say ;
but the other day I jabbed mnyself
with it and nearly got blood-poisonin'.
TPhis fellow, Strange, with his fortune
tellia' and his charms and his conjures,
has hocus-pocused the whole neigh
borhood. le's gettin' rich off of the
3Iexleans. lie knows miore secrets
than a parrot."
"l le is nothing mnore than a circus
fakir. Mr. Jones."
"Yes'in ! Just tho same, these greas
ers 'd vote 18ii inito1 the legislature if
he askeI ihen. Why, he knows who
fetehtd bitc I licardo Guzrnan's body !
lit' tol inte so."
".enl : laire lto!:ed up quickly,
th:ei the S e h t her face. After a
..e ... "l'et 1aps lie could
- I want to know?"
i iin Started,"
1 .. .y. .er he'll put a
. 1I had to do
1 ... " lt !y. '"WVell,
I up . \: ' with Lewis.
I ake !. s T1.!+I n\ :t thie bott101n
( the :', nin lhe hoped to prove
: on t 1i : 1. Ut tir g.veiinileIt woln't
.anythling. andl he's stiluWi. for the
ii mno bhini'. I don't kniow1 : ny mnore
l:- 1 a' dn's thtan you do. 3Mlz
Autin: :!l I kn-w is that I got a ser
lit in i t hU'e1'ld 11(1 I (tan't get
4t "wd of her. ''ve got a litptul of
trIlb's if may )\w\n."
"iis I too tof-ult for ine.' she de
eh:;red. riuin . "lInt--l'm interested 1n
hliat yiu say aliut MIr. Sran te. If
he .\l'xiE+ mn tl li n 11 ruch p11 1.lerhalps
h+ ''1nn1 l it lt' seni hin::. I do h'opie
\ I h:t V n ii lore t litt'ii tulies."
'" l sily t) '-Ulpe''." 1l:e urgetd
t '' ?:'y. "'ll be ins Us so tn Its that
ta:ru iht's gnie,"
Jhut Ahltij' re d c'linedl. After at brief
that wi'th I'atlta, shit re'Jinolli lite
i.Llsit1't" 1111d plrepaltred fir thet h1)1n11.
1Iii ride. At ile gate, io'wever, sit'
1181t Dave Law, 01n his ne0W 11n1re, 81111
enit I1:1\ve had lear imei the object of
he'r visit to .J'ite-sville he insisted upo1)n1
ac rotlijallying hei',
It watts early dlu'k whe'n they reachedI
l.as 1'alinaus ; it wats nearly tiiulght
wthen I ave threw his leg across his
sattldle iand starte'di bota1.
Allre's p:arting words rang sweetly
in ils cars: "''Thiis has been the p leas
antest day I can retninher.'"
r 'lie woris thornselves teant little,
iut l1ave had caught a wistful under
u eto' iii the 5i'aker'S voice, aid fancied
he intl stent in her eyes a queer, half
- fri;.lht''nei expression. as of one just
* . * * * * *
t Jose ":anel1n-z had beheld Dave Law
at the i.as l'anlils tablet twice vithitn
SI a fw'' days. lie spent this even1ing lI
h1orionly etuitposinlg a letter to his
friend iad patron, .en. Lis Longorlo.
Tinti aswhe Phili St:-anlge itna ted
fairgroun ititt seasidle a smn
par l fr'til C n1ey Isltid to (jtgsta,
it his hait Iterted wairdoe trunkls wer(
lat s of oldh cotii::,es, scr'aphooklts of
t'lliniigs, atid a good'tly collection of
lithoi gratphls. somett iadvertiisintg thle su
pernaturial po~wer's 'of "'I'rofe.ssoir Matg,
Sove'rtigni of thle I l'ein Wt'rbi,"' atiul
t ross."'li In tse .gnu dy po irtaits ol
'"Magi tilt Mystce" no 'oine w'ni'i hanvt
reco gilz'td l'ii St range. A ii' ever
SI reni. iallt' watilti itusavlezibent
Strang iip'adlthe tlond bushy-heial.
"Al lh' Le t ( ttrde at rt of th pser.lv.
thitlessd tohI litwnlssof t ots n im(
had entii wcnsulit titooet ilht toi
d Phirtl, triaslr tm ali eideiicest
ftlut fhe tangesiit had tiidtofiubt
lifei. 1-'ort a long1itimei thes wite ht
confesed t' fat Io i nterest11 in he;lli
repugnanceill h. Snake-c higi sheha
ft liessi g for a itnan of rleent
i ossssedtit to lesan~o to featu fris, n
la vti' o schte euphiimstle 'itles gtal "S
d, untisg nehan, titss" andtgt "lteih
'ltd ia Memeist" ailed to ro li e pair. in
tt'ulragar Wit i athe:i mind s' lif thes ao
11't dislin~ 1 inatingci's hii ad heiiimeto
't- ditsigoo Mrsitrs. u Strangi's t I
sensibiliies that )nshe lhad''lrt( voi
tfyanial rtufrnsak tha ma for hi
ms't citt Ior tsehn 1111uliore cneil, me
tinsalyside hadc prevaittt ierupo t,
toh linakela (hat'ntgse.Beoeo
re u'The te nad enottoben, fore histh'
rts Strng far hape nurapin deturess, ao
me omnniywhc wa not onl la ne
upon the figures of her customers than
hanging python folds about her own,
and he found his own fame growing
with every day. His mediumistic gifts
came into general (iemand. The coun
try-people journeyed miles to consult
him, and Blaze Jones' statement that
they confided in the fortune-teller as
they would have confided in a priest
was scarcely an exaggeration. Phil
(lid indeed become the repository for
confessions of many sorts.
Contrary to Blaze's belief, however,
Strange was no Prince of Darkness,
and took little joy in some of the se
crets forced upon him. Phil was a
good tan in his way-.f conscientious
that certain information he acquired
weighed himli down with a sense of un
"Over Her Head Floats a Skeleton-"
pleasan~it responsilibility. Chtancing to
mteet D avye Lawv one day, he determined
to relieve himself of at least one
liut Dave was not easily approach
able. ile mlet the miediuma's aillusiOnls
to' the occult with Contemptuous amuse
ient, nor wotuld lie consent to a lpri
vate "'readling.'' Strange grew alnost
de perate enough to speak the ungar
"You'd better pay a little attention
to me," he grieved ; "I've got a mes
sage to you frot the 'Unseen World.
"Clarges 'collect,' I reckon," the
St range waved aside te suggestion.
"It came ulnbwidden, and I puss it on
for what it's worth." As Dave turned
awaty, he added, hastily, "It's about a
skeleton in the chaparral, and a red
oave stopped; he eyed the speaker
curiously. "Go on," said he.
But a public street, Strange ex
lphiied, was no place for psychic dis
cussions. Dave agree. When they
were alone in the fortune-telling "par
lor," he sat back while the medium
closed his eyes and prelared to explore
tin Invisible. After a brief delay Phil
"I see a great many things-that
woman I told you about, and three
ni. One of 'em is you, the other two
Is Mexicans. You're at a water hole
in the esquite. Now there's a shoot
lng scrape; I see the body of a dead
lma"fh. And now the scene changes.
Everything dissolves. I'm in a man
l'sn; and the red-hired woman comes
to)ward mhe. Over her head floats a
tave broke in crisply. "All right i
".et's get down to cases. What's on
your mind, Strange?"
The psychic simulated a shudde
a oain'ul contortion, such as anyone
might suifer if rudely jerked out of
the snirit woorld.
"lhi? hat was. I-? There ! You've
brioke tihe connection," ho declared.
"IDid I tell you anything?"
"No. But evidently you can."
"1'um sorriy. They never come back."
Pil was hurt, Indignant. With some
stillness he explained the danger of
Interrupting a seance of this sort, but
J.aw remaliniedl obldurate.
"You can p~ut over that second-sight
stufft with the greasers," lie declared,
sharply, "b)ut not with me. So, Jose
Sanchez has been to see you and you
want to wvarnm me. Is that it?"
"I don't knowv tiny 'such party,"
Strange pirotested. IHe eyed his caller
I for a moment ; then with an abrupt
- change of manner lhe comlalined:
"Say, lB ! Whlat's the matter with
I you? I've got a reputation to pt'otect,
and11( I (10 things my own way. I'mu get
i ting se't to sipy you something, and you
g tiy to mattke me look like a sucker.
f Is that anly waty to act?"
e "I pre'~fer to talk to you when your
o'5yes are i'o(pen. I know all about-"
"Youj do'n't know' nothig aibout anuy
a1 thng,'' Stnappedi the other. "Jose's got
it 'it hii for xir's. Austin."
You"X'l said you ldi't know him."
"Wll l I dion't. ie's never been tc
usee Ole in is life, but--hs sweetheari
c S. -lWsaI Alorales conies regular."
toa!JOSC's sweethleart 1"
A "et. Il'r an oehave joinedou
togeth~er since yushot l"'anio n
I hey'rFe fraitnung something."
a shIknew," lie said( slowly. "I
s-loons to be lik~e a killing."
er Dave nodded1. "Probably is. Jos;
-would like to get mae, and of course th<i
lhe "Oh, they don't aim to get you. Yo1
a a in't the one they're after."
ag "No? Who, then?"
ed I"I don't know nothing definite. Ii
to Ithis business, you understand, a fel
d low has to nut twma nd two toenem
All the same, I'm sure Jose aun't carv
ing no epitaph for you. From what
I've dug out of Rosa, he's acting for a
third party-somebody with pull and a
lot of coin-but who it is I don't know.
Anyhow, lie's cooking trouble for the
Austits, and I want to stand from
Now that the speaker had dropped
all pretense, he answered Dave's ques
tions without evasion and told what
he knew. It was not much, to Dave's
way of thinking, but it was enough to
give cause for thought, and when the
Inca finally parted it was with the un
derstanding that Strange would
promptly communicate any further in
telligence on this subject that came
On the following day Dave's duties
called him to Brownsville, where court
was in session, lie had planned to
leave by the morning train; but as he
continued to meditate over Strange's
words, he decided that, before going,
he ought to advise Alaire of the fel
low's suspilons in order that she
aught discharge Jose Sanchez and in
other ways protect herself against his
possible spite. Since the matter was
one that could not well be talked over
by telephone, Dave determined to go
in person to Las I'almas that evening.
Truth to say, he was hungry to see
Alaire. By this time he had almost
ceased to combat the feeling she
aroused in him, and it was in obedience
to an impulse far stronger than friend
ly anxiety that he hired a machine and,
shortly after (lark, took the river road,
The Fates are malicious jades. They
delight in playing ill-natured pranks
upon us. Not content with spinning
aud ieasuring and cutting the threads
of our lives to suit themselves, they
ztust also tangle the skein, causing us
t, cut capers to satisfy their whims.
At no time since meeting Alaire had
Dave Law been more certain of his
moral strength than on this evening;
at no time had his grip upon himself
seemed firmer. Nor had Alaire the
least reason to doubt her self-control.
Dave, to be sure, had appealed to her
fancy and her interest ; in fact, he so
doianliated her thoughts that the ih
aginary creature whom she called her
iireall-husband had gradually taken on
his physical likeness. But the idea
that she was in anly way enamored
of him had never entered his mind. In
such wise do the Fates amuse them
Alaire had gone to her favorite after
dinner refuge, a nook on one of the
side galleries, where there was a wide,
swinging wicker couch ; and there, in
a restful obscurity fragrant with flow
ers, she had prepared to spend the
evening with her dreams.
She did not hear Dave's automobile
arrive. Her first intimation of his
presence came with the sound of his
heel upon the porch, When he ap
peared, it was almost like the mate
rialization of her uppermost thought
quite as if a figure from her fancy had
stepped forth full-clad.
She rose and met him, smiling. "flow
did you know I wanted to see you?"
Dave took her hand and looked down
at her, framing a commonplace reply.
But for some reason the words lay un
spoken upon his tongue. Alaire's in
formal greeting, her parted lips, the
welcoming light in her eyes, had sent
them flying, It seemed to him that the
dim half-light which illumined this
nook emanated from her face and her
person, that the fragrance which camne
to his nostrils wvas the perfume of her
breath, and at the prompting of these
thoughts all his smothered longings
rose as if at a signal. As mutinous
prisoners in a jail delivery overpower
their guards, so did Dave's long-re
pressed emotions gain the upper hand
of him now, and so swift wvas their
up~rising that he could not summon
more than a feeble, panicky resistance.
The awkwardness of the pause whIch
followed Alaire's inquiry strengthened
the rebmellious impulses within him, andt
quite unconsciously his friendly grasp
upon hier fingers tightened. For her
part, as she saw this sudden change
sweep over him, her own face altered
and1( she felt something within her
breast leap into life. No woman could
have failed to read the meaning of his
sudlden agitation, and, strange to say,
it worked a similar state of feeling
in Alaire. She strove to control her
self and to draw away, but instead
found that her hand had answered
his, and that her eyes wvere flashing
recognition of his look. All in an in
stant she realized how deathly tired
of her own struggle she had become,
and experienced a reckless impulse to
cast away all restraInt and blindly
meet his first advance. She had no
time to question her yearnings; she
seemed to understand only that this
man offered her rest and security; that
in his arms lay sanctuary.
To both it seemed that they stood
there silently, hand in hand, for a
very long time, though in reality there
was scarcely a moment of hesitation
on the part of either. A dIruniken,
breathless instant of uncertainty, then
Alaire was on Dave's breast, anid his
strength, his ardor, lis (desire, was
throbbing through her., 11er bare arms
were about his neck ; a sigh, the token
of utter surrender, flutteredl from her
throat, She raised her face to his and
their lips meltcd together.
(TO BEU CONTINUED.)
Among the numerous superstitions
of the Cossacks there Is a belief that
they will enter heaven in a better state
of moral purity if tliaey afre personally
clean whon killed -in battle,
Style in Emotion.
"Now some scientific sharp HfnyS
there are styles in emnotionis." "I b)"
-lleve it. I know some woenlIi who a
Iways wear their dignity Niied."
(By E. O. SELLERS Acting Director of
the Sunday School bourse in the Moody
Bible Institute of Chicago.)
(Copyright, 1917, Western Newspaper Union.)
LESSON FOR JULY 22
SENNACHERIB IN DAYS OF
LESSON TEXT-II Kings 19:20-22, 28-37.
GOLDEN TEXT-God is our refuge and
strength, a very present help in trouble.
Last week's lesson was a great pic
ture of the reform of the nation. To
day we have another picture which
needs to be carefully put before the
children. It is a national picture of a
ruler and the invasion of his country.
In reality it reveals the principles
which are the same today, and which
affect the lives of boys and girls as
well as men ; the dangers, temptations,
the need of prayer, the need of a life
of faith in God, the care of a heavenly
father, deliverance and victory. It is
a great thing for any nation or any
individual to have such a marvelous
experience of God's salvation. It oc
curred probably B. C. 701, the latter
part of lezekiah's reign. Assyria on
the north was enlarging its borders
and seeking to overcome Juden. Read
parallel accounts in II Kings 18; II
Ch;ron. 32 and Isa. 30:37. We have on
the Taylor cylinder an account by Sea
nacherib of the victory over Hezekiah,
found in Nineveh in 1830 and now in
the British museum.
I. The Situation. When the great
Sargon died at Nineveh, the Syrian
governments sought to assert their In
dependence. It was a good time for
IIezekiah also to assert his independ
ence. Accordingly they refused to Pay
the customary tribute to Assyria. For
a time Sennacherib was too busy at
tending to other portions of the em- .
pire to pay much attention to the city
of Jerusalem. Later, however, he sub
dued the cities on the coast and threat
ened Egypt itself.
ii. The Supplication (vv. 20-22).
God does things because we pray.
There was more power in IIezekiah's
prayer than there was in his army.
Through his prayers he laid 185,000
of his enemies in the grave. Hezekiah's
God saved his people out of the hand
of Sennacherib (v. 19), God did it. One
great reason why he heard Hezekiah's
prayer was because it was for God's
own glory that Hezekiah asked (v. 19).
One great reason why so many of our
prayers are not answered is because
they are selfish-seeking our own
gratification and not God's honor
(James 4:3 R. V.). Rending his
clothes and putting on sackcloth, He
zekiah went to the house of God while
his messengers sought out the prophet
Isaiah. From II Chron. 32:20 we find
that Isaiah joined with -lezekiah in
his earnest prayer (Matt. 18:19, 20),
thus the king and prophet worked as
well as prayed. They showed their
faith by their work (James 2:17, 18).
At the same time they waited upon
God for an answer, not because God
was unwilling to bestow good things,
or must be importuned, but that his
gifts may bring the greater benetit.
H~e sometimes delays his answer,
thereby fitting us to receive them he
cause of the intensity of our desire
and to appreciate the things lhe has
to bestow. God is as ready to say to
us5 as to Hiezekiah, "Thy prayer is
heard," if we will not meet the condi
tions of prevailing prayer (I John
3:22; I John 5:14; Rom., 8:20.27).
ill. God's Glorious Deliverance (vv.
23-37). God permitted the Assyrians
to attack and they thus imagined they
were having their own will and could
do as they pleased, but when his "rod"
had done its work, they found the dif
ference. The God against whom they
ravedl guidled them as with a "bridle"
and turned them back to Assyria. Sen
nacherib considered himself more than
a match for God (Oh, 18 :23-25) but
had to return like a conquered beast
of burden with God's "hook" in his
nose and bridle on his lips. God al
lows the enemies of his people to go a
certain length in order that his people
may be humbled andl seek him. Then
he puts forth his hand and says, "This
far and no further." Jehovah gives us
the same promise he gave IHezekiah,
"I will defend1 this city." Is not the
city of Jerusalem that God defends
more safe than a city defended by an
army? (Psa. 40:5, 0; 27:1). God had
promised David that his kingdom
should not perish, for in it lay the
hope of the world and his plans for
the redemption of mankind. Not be
cause of the people (did God defend the
city, but because of his oath. This is
a most dlramatic picture, the miys
terious destruction of the Assyrian
army (vv. 35, 3(6). The Lord sent his
angel, literally lisa "messenger,'' who
applied his own plan for the accom
.plihment of his putrpose.
There is a sort of a grIm irony in
the ending of Sennacherib's enreer, Ile
who had so dleintly asked, ''Who are
they among all the gods of the country
that have delivered their country ouit
of mine hand," is led back to the htouse
of his own godl whom he imagines to
be so potent to worship and in thai
very presence is slain by the( har ds1 of
one of his owvn sons. 'lTe limportance
of this event is shown b~y the fiact that
it is referred to in three books of the
Bible and probably referred to anoth
er, occupying seven or eight chapters,
besides beiug recorded on the great
cylinde to which referennce is made.
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I would jump at the
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up hope of ever be
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p-.. of the value of Lydia E. rink
a.. s Vegetable Compound, in the
treatment of female ills.
Every ailing woman in the United
States is cordially invited to write to
the Lydia E. Pinkham Medicine Co.
(confidential), Lynn, Mass., for special
advice. It is free, will bring you health
and may save your life.
SOME STRANGE INDIAN NAMES
That Red Men's Cognomens Retain Plc.
turesqueness Is Shown by Those
Figuring in Recent Land Sale.
'That Indian names still possess their
early strength and l)lcturesqueness is
shown by the names that figured
promlinently in the recent sale of In
dian lands in the Standing Rock reser
vation in North and South )akota.
An inspection of the list reveals
such n:utes as Kate (lood Crow, whose
nearest neighbor is Baurney Two Bears.
Mary Yellow Fat aljoins Melda Crow
ghost, while Mrs. Crazy Walking, on
the southeast quarter of section 19,23
25, has probabliy reached the state in
dicated by her name by being in the
:aue section with Elk Ghost.
Mary Lean Dog rather envies Agatha
Big Shield, her aristocratic name. In
like tinner, .Jennie Dog Man and
Mary Shave Head may be all too will
ing to assume on short notice the he
roic name borne by Morris Thunder
shield, heir apparent to Long Step
Mrs. Did Not Butcher, judging from
her name, is in no condition to supply
the wants for her nearest neighbor,
Mrs. Frosted Red Fish, who lives on a
half section, not far from Helen Difli
And on festal days there gather
such notables as Francis Many Horses,
Joseph Shoot the Bear, Mrs. Stanton
Grindstone, Mrs. No Two horns, Plus
Broguth, Good Voice Elk, See the
Bear, Married to Santee, 11cr Holy
Road, 'Tiberius Many Vounds, Plus
Shoot First and Shave on One Side.
Mayor IHosey sat at a dinner ia
F~ort Wayne beside a pretty girl.
"Oh, Mauyor 1Hosey,"' she satid. "I
saw such a good flmn play last week
'The Man Who Failed.' You certainly
must take It in."
Mayor' I losey frowned.
"H umph,." he said. "T1hey're always
M!ary-I spend1( as much as you do.
Alice-P'erhamps, butt I have less to
show for the money.-Life.
Both wveddings tandl funierals admnit
men to the silent majority.
A table drink that
has taken the
place of coffee
in thousands of
"There's a Reason"
NSTA t POSIUM
Sold by grocers everywhere.'