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SYNOPSIS-Seeking gold in the
desert, "Cameron," solitary pros
pector, forms a partnership with
an unknown man whom ho later
learns is Jonas Warren, father of
a girl whom Cameron wronged,
but later married, back in Illinois.
Cameron's explanations appease
Warren, and the two proceed to
gether. After niany hardships
they are reduced to the limit of
physical endurance. In a dying
condition they seek refuge in a
cave, once occupied by a prehis
torie people of the Southwest.
Canieron stole off among the rocks.
how long lie absented himself or
what he did he had no idea. When
he returned Warren was sitting before
the campfire, and once more he ap
peared composed. He spoke, and his
voice had a deeper note; but other
wise lie seemed as usual.
They pncked the burros and faced
the north together.
Cameron experienced a singular ex
altation. Ile had lightened his coim
rade's hurden. Vonderfully it came
to hin that he had also lightened his
own. From that hour it was not tor
ment to think of Nell.
There enme a morning when the
sun shone angry and ret through a
dull, sinoky haze.
"We're in for sandstorms," said
'They had scnreely covered a mile
when a desert-wide, tuonning, yellow
wall of flying sand swooped town
upon them. Seeking shelter in the lee
of i rock. they. covered their heads
nid patiently waited. The long hours
dr'aggede, and tie storm Inerensed In
fury. Cameron and Wa rren wet
sunrfs with water from their canteens,
and hound them round their faces,
and then covered their heads. The
steady, hollow hellow of flying sand
went on. It flew so thickly that enough
sifted down under the shelving rock to
weight the bla2nkets anti almost hbury
the mn. They were frequently con
pellecl to shake off tihe sand to keep
from beiing horne to the ground. And
It was ne*essary to keeps digging out
the packs. They lost the c'otltit of time.
They dared not sleep, for that would
have mean1t being huried alive.
The storm fliially blew itself out. It
left the priosplietors heavy and stupid
for want of sleep. Their hurros had
wandered away, or hnst heen buried
in the sanrd. Var as eye could reneh
the desert hald tarvelously changed ;
it was now i rippiling sea of sand
dunes. Away to the north rose the
peak thmt was their only guiding
mark. 'They hetlede toward it, ca rry
lug a shovel and part of tlird paeks.
At noon(111 the peank vanishedl in the
shininterinhg gih re of tihe iteset. The
prospeciors piiied ocn. guided by the
stin. In every wa sh They tred for
watier'. W~VI ih the forkoed Icench bratnchl
in hiis luueacls WnVarrein atlways siieceed
ed ini Icent ing unterci. They dlug, hut
it lay too dleep. AtI lengthi. 5pent nniid
sore, t he'y fell1 and sl 'iit th rough thati
nlght andltimrt of thie next day. Then
they stin'eeece ini gotting wte r, al
<iiencedc their thirst, ndn tilled thie
('nnites n(2t. i ml ((coe a inl.
Tihe biurinig (1ay focund themi in tan
int erminabi ly ~~ w ide lain, whier'e there
was nec shl Ier firom the flerce slun.
Monntain p'eks loomed on aill sides,
somle near, it hers dist ant ; and one0,
al 1b1u1 spurn' splitting Ithe glaring sky
far to thle north, ('amoron thoicught he
re'ogntized as a Iandcuimark. The ascent
towar'd It was heairthrenking( ,4o in
steepolness, but in its ieaguie-and-ileaigue
long mioniotloous ise. Ctnmeroii knew~
there wais only one hope---toinmake thei
wa ter hcohd out and1( never' stop to rest.
Wiaricn bcegani to weaken. Often hie
had toc halt.
Cnm tieronl inen suroed t h- water in his
enntee'n bcy its wveighit. s l'raporiatioln
bly hiet censumltedl ats muhi ais lie
dr'ank. Drincg one of the rests, when
lhe hatd wetted hcis itirehled mouth aind
thirotnt. he focundl op~port unIty to1 pour1
a little wvateir freon hiis cant een into
At. tlrst Caen ron''ei l h(I ('itrhede his
restlenss activity teo ne'oommnodihtte the
palce of his eciler cc crile c. lu t now
hie felt thant ice was lccsing somtethinag
of his instinctive icl lpassiomnte zni
to get' out of thie'( de.oert. The t houghit
of ~water' enme to O'enpyc ihis indi. I~e
begli to imaigiie thul hIs la1st little
store of wvater ciId no4 t appcjre'eiabily di
mainishi. le knewv lie was not quite
iighit iln his indi regardting wacter t'
neverthieless, lie felt thiis t cibe mioreO
of fact than fancly, and lie becgain to
When next they rested he preteded
to be ini a 1kind( or stupor;0 hut lie env
ertly wa tchedl WV.rren. The miant nl
pearecd far gone, yet lie. hadie cening.
lHe-'ca'utiusly.. took up Camine'ren's enni
teen andic pouired wamter intoc it fromn
T1hts troulecd Camneron. lIe retlect
*ed, and conchuiled limat he had bieen
tinwise not to .expecot thIs very thIng
.Then, ns his ('omradce dIropped Into
wvenry rest. he lifted both ennteens
If t here tgere ainy waiiter ini Wairren's.
it was2 only v'e-y little. Both mnen had1(
becon enidtiring the teorrible desert
.thirst9, conean I, it. oach givinig lils
.wnm i~ er. to lie otfher, nn 1h tle sneriflce
hn adl.eeni iscless,.
- lnsd . of - ministetiing to the
i'-archcd i1.m'd (If OneO ori hoth, (t'
- . t 01' had1( evdaporaited-. Wheun Camiii
eron1 miade surme of .tIs, lie took one
giOre drfi?. rho lnst, and uouired the
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little water left into Warren's Can
teen. He threw his own away.
Soon afterward Warren discovered
the loss. -
"Where's your canteen?" he asked.
"The heat was getting my water,
so I drank what was left."
"My son!" said Warren.
The day opened for themi in a rel
and green hell of rock and cactus.
Like a flanie the sun scorched and
peeled their faces. 'Warren went
blind from the glare, and Cameron
had to lend him. At last Warren
plunged down, exhitasted, in the shade
of a ledge.
Cameron rested and waited, hope
less, with inot, weary eyes gazing
down from their height where he sat.
Movement on the part of Warren at
tracted his attention. Evidently the
old prospector had recovered his sight
and some of his strength. For he had
arisen, and now began to walk along
the arroyo bed with his forked peach
birn lch held before him. le had clung
to that precious hit of wood. Warren,
however, stepped in a dleep pit, and,
cutting his canteen in half, began to
use 01ne side of it ats a scoop. He
scooped out a wide hollow, so wide
tihat Cameron was certain he had gone
crazy. Cameron gently urged him to
stop, and then forcibly tried to make
him. But tihes efforts were futile.
Warren worked with slow, ceaseless,
methodient ImIovemiient. lie tolled for
what seemed blm's. Cammeron, seeing
the darkening, ilmiilpening sand. real
ized a* wonderful possibility of wat r,
amid he plunged into the pit with the
other half of the nliten':'l. Then both
ilen toiled, round amld round the wible
hole, dont] deepe r and eie r. The
sand grew moist, then wet. At the
Simttoni of the deep pit the sand coars
oned, gave place to gravel. .'onlly
water welled inu, a stronger volume
than Ca'e11Oloni ever remembered find
ing on the desert.
The finding of water revived C'am
eronl's fiagging hopes. fat they were
short-livedt. Warren had spent him11
"I'm11 done. Don't linger," he whis
pered. "My son, go-go !"
Then he fell. 'ameron dragged him
out of the sand pit to a shellered
piece under t he ledge. While sit t ing
beside the failing man Calmeroin dis
('verell painted iiaLges on the wall.
Often in the desert he had found these
evidlences of a preliistorie peop le.
''ien, from long halilt, he pieked upi a
piece of rock an exmined it. Its
weight mnade ihim closely scrutinize It.
The i'olori was a pienlin black. lie
sirape9(d through 11lie black r'ust, to
thi a llien ofi giibi. A rounmdhi l aym
senlttteed heapils ofl black iebibles miiil
h.it s of llaek, weathl'ed rock a ml
"Warreni'fH Lok e i 4$el t
"W rren! Look ! See it ! Feel iti!
Ilut WVarren was too blind to see.
"Go--go !"- lie whispered.
Camer-on gazed dpown the grny
reaches of thaiit forlorni valleIy, and
something within him that was nel
t her initelligenice no0r emoltion--somie
thing inscrutably strmange--impelledl
Ilin to promisle.
Tihen- Cameron built up stone mnanu
nments to mark his gold strike. T1hat
done, lie tar'ried beside the umicon
5(e0ous Warren. Moments passed.
grew In to hours. Canmeron st ill had
s1 iengthI left to miakce an effoirt to get
ont of thle dleaert. liut that same in
scrutabI sle somiethinag which had or
dceed his strange, ninoiuntarmy prom ise
to Warr'en held him11 beside his fallen
(roturadle. As the long hotyra wore oni
he felt cireel over* him the comfort
lng sense that lie need not ..forever
light shle. Abhsoil ute silence eim inmed
lie desert. ii was mmdte. Tihien thait
inisciritable' somefhig bren thed to1
him,..telillig hhi n wheni lie was alone.
lie. nleed not1 have looked at the (lark,
still face beside1( him2).
Another face ha untedl Ca moron's-a
he Purple Sage,
,rper & Brothers.
woman's face. It was there in the
white moonlit shadows; it drifted in
the darkness beyond; it softened,
changed to that of a young girl, sweet,
with the same dark, haunting eyes of
her mother. Cameron prayed to that
nameless thing within him, the spirit
of something deep and mystical as
life. He prayed for mercy to a wom.
un-for happiness to her child. Both
mother and daughter were close to
him then. Time and distance were
annihilated. Ile had faith-he saw
into the future. The fateful threads
of the past, so inextricably woven
with his error, wound out their tragic
length here in this forlorn desert.
Cameron then'took a little 'tin box
from his pocket, and, opening it, re
moved a folded certificate. lie had
kept a1 pen, and now he wrote some
thing upon the paper, and in lieu of
ink he wrote with blood. The moon
afforded him enough light to see ; and
having replaced the paper, he laid the
little box upon a shelf of rock. It
would remain there unaffected by
dust, moisture, heat, tinte. H18W long
had those painted images been there
clearI and shla'p on1 the dry stone
walls? Years would pass. Cameron
seemed to see then, too; and likewise
destiny leading a child down into this
forlorn waste, where she would find
love and fortune, and the grave of her
Cameron coverel the dark, still face
of his comrade from the light of the
That aetion wsIts the severing of his
hold on realities. They fell away
from him in linnI separa tIon. 'aguely,
drenitily lie seemed to behold Iis
soul. Night merged Into gray day;
and night enme again, weird aind dark.
Then up out of the vast void of the
(desert, from tlie silenec and illim
itableness, trooped his ldiattois of
pe'a('c. MIalesti('nlly they formed
itrou nd him, mnarshaling and muster
lig in ceremtoniots st atte, anti moved
to lay upon him their passionless
Richard Gaile refletcted that his so
.ourn in the W' est hind been what hi.
dIsgusted father had predlleted
idling here anl (reaning there, vitI
1n ojectiv'e po)int or' purpose.
It was retlet'tion such as Ihis. on l
more sel ious and 'erhai soellw(im'I
desilprate, that .had brought (G le down
to the border. For some timne 1h<
nowspaiplers had been p'iltiug news
of thlie 1i'xInit r ivolut ion, guriltIhi
wnrttfarte, Untilted States enmvalry~~ 111
ten ('owboitys lightinug wVith tilt rebel4's
ando wihl st~uo' it of ol 'aid'trs an11(
and .ndvemnture.t tool, hmd aipparetly
gIvenl himii ai wide herth in Montain.i
sotthwest for' thei Ar11/izon 1 bo1'trde
wher h4t'le hopIied to1 see Romle si tiin1
It was after' lark one evening iti
00aily (Otbe t whet ~'tn IIlchar id arived
.In ('lCata. Ther'ie was5 a jIostlInlg, jnh
hI 'ng, sombruter'oed cr1owd (If Mexlinnis
aroundi~ii thle ri'lrond411( staltion1. It, ft'll
as If hme w~ere in ai foreIgn ('0111nt'ry
A tter' t whlilie lie saw several mena ot
hIs noationality, otte of w~homn lit en
gnlgedi to carimry his luggage to a hotel
Of the many113 peolei enoun(Ottereil b3
Gale mtost were Mex leanas, Ills guitit
explailned that the( smaller hal f ot
Caosila 103' in Ar'Iizonas, the other halt
inhab'tnets the4 majl~or'ity' be(longed o
thle sonuthier'n side of' t he street, wh Ic
was thle hioun(.hiry line. I e als,
sold that rehels had 0entered the t owi
thait rinly, (enusllng a goodt detai of ex.
Gale was almost at the endit of hih
fnanc ial r'esourc'les, wichl futet 0ocen
stneti hIimt to t urn a'way from a pre
tentiousi lhntel and1( ask his guide foi
ai(111 ch 1'c (odg1 ig houits(. Wheni thh
was f~aud. 0 sIght (if thle lounigers . i
the olilce, 01nd also a desir'e for1 ('om1
fort, persuatIIded Galie to .hin tge his
traveling clot1hex for roulghi outt ini
garb andl hoots.
"WVelli, I'mt i almost brok,".hle sollio
qized,5( thiought Ifully3. "Thle governol
said( I ~'ouldn't mak e any mionley. I110'.
r'Ight-so far. Amti lie said( I'd h<
cotming home11 henaten. There lie's
wr'tong,- I've got a hunch that 5011ne
thIng 'il happen to mue in~ this G renset
le: wvent oult Into the ide, white'
washed, hIgh-celled corridor, an1)
from thatt Into ain Inmmense roon
whIch, but for , pool tablles,. bar no
ihenchies, w'~oldi have been lIke
coutrtyaird. . lar'e-leggedi, sand~l-foOter
Mexicans ins whit e rulbbed shlouileri
w~ithi Mef .cns man t led in biniek ant
r'ed. Thiet'e wer'e lne (k-benarded(
(cotarevisaged A1trl'eans, Sonic gat
hiig roundit thle lit tle tabiles, othe's
drinkinig. There weore khai-Icilad car
ailrymen. strutting itn anel out.'
At 6ne enid of the room, somnewhmt
apart- from the genra imi(lee, was 1
gi'oup *of six men01 roundit a little table
fer rpf iv' em were seated, the othi
two stan~ling. Thtese last two dren
a second glnce rom ale. reI
sharp-featured bronzed faces and
piercing eyes, the tall, slender, loosely
jointed bodlies, the quiet, easy, reck
less air that seenied to be i part of
the men-these things would plainly
have stamped them as cowboys with
out the buckled sombreros, the col
ored scarfs the high-topped, high
heeled boots with great silver-roweled
Ile satisfied his hunger in a restanu
rant adjoining, and as he stepl)ed
back into the saloon a man wearing
i military cape jostled hin. Apdlo
gies from both were lnstant. Gale was
moving on when the other stopped
short as it startled, and, lentning for
"Dick Gale? It this isn't great !
Don't you know me?"
"I've heard your voles somewhere,"
replied Gale. "Maybe I'll recognize
you If you cnmne out from under that
lFor answer the man, suddenly mani
festig thought of himself, hurriedly
drew Gale Into the restaurant, where
he thrust back his hat to disclose a
hantisone, sunhurned face.
"George Thorne ! So help 1n1-"
"'S-s-ssh. You needn't yell," Inter
rupted the other, na he tnet (ale's
outstretched hand. There wast a close,
hard, straining grip. "I uust not he
recognized here. Ther( are reasons.
I'll explain in a minute. Say, but it's
fine to see you! llve years, Dick, five
years since I saw you ruin down Uni
versity field ald spread-engle the
whole Wisconsin foot hall teni.''
"Don't re'ollect that," repIled I'k,
laughing. "George, I'll bet you I'nm
gladder to sea you Ilion you aere to
see nie. It seemns so long. You went
into the army, didn't you?"
"I (111. I'm . here now with the
Ninth cavalry. But-never minl me.
What''e you loing way down here?"
"On the square, (eorge. I don't
know any lmore why I'i here tltit
than you know."
"Well, that bents me!" ejnahti tedl
Thorne, sitting back In his chir.
amatze ani eneolern in his expression.
"What the devil's wrong? Your old
ntiln's got too itl money for you
ever to he up against it. Diek. you
coultin't hve gone to the ha1l?"
A tile of elot on surged over (alhI.
Ilow goodi it was to tieet ai friend
4ntei'I' to whom to talk! lie hail
never npitreciated his loneliness 1111111
"Gecorgi', how I ever 4lrifted lown
here I don't know. I d1in't ext'ly
lurt''l with the governor. gut
d--n It, Dad hiurt ine--slhtned tue.
and I (lug out for the West. It was
this wiay. .After leaving college I (rhgid
to please lhit by tackling one thing
after aniother ihat he set ne to dlo.
On the square. I had no helad fo'1r
butsiness. I ma:de it ness of every
thin;r. The governor' got core. When
I 4 tiit--whent I tol lin str:light ou1t
that I was going west ti, fare for nity
54lt', why. It woulnti't hiive beenu so
saI. I ci hIt't earn l. d,"ar-- hat l'l
i t I n e ' 4 1 1 'S t i iles I s n t o hui i nd 'f r g l u h a e y .
lIe 51ni41 h <li 1111't h4.1liev4e 1 ('4ub14
1lick dropilped his lh'ad uponli his
lttiids, s'einewhai~t ashiie114 of' 11i,
511nar1ling 41iness Int his eyes.5
"Wh~'at's ailing blIn? I li't they (call
you lilfT (ale Ill collegE? lIle4k, youi
werie otne of thle be4st itein St agg ever
dIont't tintk I had an Iden what wais
wronitg of me4. lluit, eiiorge, I thlin k
Y know~ nowv. I was a ich tmani's son.1
t'ant of' file value of' money. I have't
y(et dIsco('vered'4 any earing 1 engity' fla I
thIintg wvith iiy hands(1. Tiat 's the14
Itrouble14. liii I'mi at the cit l of tmy
4'f her now'. And I'm goitng t(o liunchi
(enIttle 0or he 11 tinerl~, or' 410 some11 rl'4
stuant -like joinin g thle rebelIs."'
"'Ah !1 I thouotght yo'd11 ( sitnig t hat
lost oneC on meW," declar ied TIhor'ni,
wnggling hIs hiend i. "'Well, yotu juht'
forget It. Soy, (11d boy3, the14r('s some4
t hing do~ling in Alexico. The14 United
Slates inl gene4ril doesn45i't reaI Ilize4 it.
iutt a('ross tht linIIte thier'e are l' razy'l
revo'(ltIlonist s, lil-lid 14 h1lers. guler
h andits ga lore, strving pe40ns ,by the'
Ale4xf4en is like somte if hter volnnoes
read(y to 'i'rupt fire iand hell ! - on',
make the awful mlistinke oif joininug I the
r'ehe'l for'ces. It' youi Ehin't star've of'
ge't shot in amtbush, otr ie4 otf thIrust.
some' Gren,4et woutld kif e you in the(
biack- for ~'ou~r belt hbtuckl ior01 booits .
'114Ter ar'e a good1 tnany AmnerIeans
withi the rebels eastwar I'lIowa rd Aguta
Prieta anid Juarez,. Or'ozco Is opteralt
ing in Chihuahua, arnd I guess lie htas
somlte ilen of watrfare'(. But th~is So.
norta mhOunltainious de4se'rt, the home
ot the slave a1(1ml ( th eari. There's
ulnoriganized revolt everywhiere. We're
1)1t rollIng the .boulni ry' lie. We'ire
ma11kitng ai grfand h blf. 1 ('0uh1( tell you
of' a dlozeni inlstantces' where cavnlry
shiotiul have hpulrsued ra iders on the
othter side of the liIne. liut we wont't
(d( It. The ofbicer's arIe at gr'ouch'y lot
Itese days. You see, oif (courlse, whaut
sIgnIillee wiouIrIti al e to UniiteOd
Staite's(i nvlry goin g into4 MeIx Ienn ter
My owni ('olotnel is tle) 50orest man oni
the0 job. We're till sore. It's like sit
ting oni ai powder miagainte. We can't
keen thte rehels and rnaine.s fro cos
lng the line. Yet we don't fight. My
conimisslon expires soon. I'll be die.
charged in three months. You can
bet I'm glad for more reasons than
Thorne vas evidently laboring un.
der strong, suppressea excitement.
His face showed pale under the tan,
and his eyes gleamed with a dark fire.
He had seated himself at a table near
one of the doorlike windows leading
Into the street, and every little while
lie would glance sharply out. Also he
kept consulting his watch. '
These details gradually grew upon
Gale as Thorne talked.
"George, it strikes me that you're
upset," said Dick, presently. "I seem
to remember you as a cool-headed
fellow whom nothing could disturb.
lis the army changed you?"
Thorne laughed. It was a laugh
with a strange, high note. It was
reckless-it hinted of exaltation. lie
peered out one window, then another.
Ills actions were rapid. leturning to
the table, he put his hands upon it
ani leaned over to look closely into
"I'm1 away from canp without
leave," hie said.
"Isn't that a serious offense?"
"Serious? For me, if I'm discov
ered, it means ruin. There are rebels
"Serious? For Me, If I'm Discovered,
It Means Ruin-"
in town. A ny tuomtent we siiht have
trouble. I ought to be re-ndy" for duty
-within cnll, If I'ml discovere.4d It
tuonns arrest. ':'hat teenns delay
thle f:ai11ure' 4f mly ll anl-li.
Thorne hent over close~r with h 11Is
dark eyes s*rebingy bright.
"Wha.t woul yotu say, 1910~k Galse,
if I tld you that you're the one tun
ll rather have c~orne along than11 any
other .1 this risis of my life?"
'The enrn~cest gaze, the passsionate
voice with it. dieep tren11or drew Diick
u"Sright, thrilling d eMe er, Dconsious
of sitrang~e. unflantillasr impentuosity.
"T1horne, l sholuld sny 1 wa~s gliad to
Th it enswl fRuin-" mnt
loe e hihel tabe. lsr~vtI
"'Iitn, bego3rh Thli orn, Iini (;ow4,
swif we 11hiser "a few' cinys. n week
agO-i('t sein lt~ ike~ a yea311r irws Ioie
fromI .1 g.\ xio i o the)40 ulaes. Te
were( all(' w ':: , (l neVl oneiI1 ofi the was3i.
dressed'4'' ase a nun4.Qitbynbet
Isw her.' Il'g4' ''Io.e Itn ta Iof a
beautfu gI rl.5)3' '7 Ii'obsrrved .he kept'
n IoIfo thel('i others.3)'e I useted vas
di'suile atu73 l~l ?ul when opportunity af
f odwsoet her(.I offere myzi serv
i'es. Shet reipIled to myS Ioo ((' fort .'s at
Spainish in flujent iEnglish. She hadi
tied in Iterror)I from1 her hlomel some3
puIiCe downvl in Slihaoni. ltehe'ls ar3e
ii Ive' there'. Iler1 fat her' wa~s ('np-4
liured'4 an eld1.( f4or ranusomi. Whe'n 11he
ranso was11 pai' 37d the' r'ebel's killed"
hunIi. The3'I(7 leder (of Ithese rebl 's woas
114 hanitgi~P numelih lofjas.l lna. Tsaw
lhe ('4ntr1ivediiI1 14 bibein her' guards(1, atu1(
iti3 37e 'ln l4'f'edI3(3 abn st(mi hIel beforeiii
fiendis. lI (jas5 nearly'I5 ()ore dJown the4
townvi In his e4fforts 3to fInd her. Thea
shle udisguised'( hierself nia 3 tra ('3ve'led by.
hor4iSehni'k. sin3g' n31( trainlu to Ca:sitn.
''13'h3e i ul no fr'4'iend her1'e, 31o money3~~,
'Ihe~ knewT 114 linj I was tra'i' 'i~3linhe
71ndlP43 ofuhsIon. No 4one4 nOt l(ed-,ns3, so
I thlought. J nd(vised4 her'I to rem3love
thle d154Isguis oIf a3 n3un be0fore' she34 Ileft
the waiting-ro'(hm433. And 1 got 7a loy to
14u7(1e her'. itut he34 f'tch'led her to4 tIs
house. I had pr'omised( 14) come33 in
the e'veninlg to tlk I over* the situation
"I found her, DIck, and w"hen I saw
her-I wen'it stark, stari3'ng, raving madi(
over her. She Is the ('lost beautiful,
wonder'Iful1 gIrl I ever saw. 11er name
is Aler'eId's Cast1aniedai, andi~ she be.
longs to on1e of the old1 wealthy Spn
15sh famili11es. She has lIved abroad
13nd( In I lavana. She speaks F~renchl
as well asH i~nglsh. relhe 15'-hut I
((nust he brief.
"Dear lady, Rojas will hound
you no 'more 't-onight, nor' for
(TO liC (NN'r.\''l.)
What Wives Know.
"IExper'lenc'e t(enehese al wIfe' that1 the
Iiore shIe nlgr'ees wIth1 her hushanld, no
(33tter'I haow~ big a3 foo c l he is, 11he bette'r
shle gels on," saId a wolnn In an Eng.
lish police court.
OF MIDDLE AG
Mrs. Linton Tells How Helpful
Lydia E. Pinkham's Vegetable
Compound is at This Period
Denver. Colorado.-" I have taken
Lydia E. Pinkham's Vegetable Com
- a ounforsevenyiears
and I cannot tes you
the good it has done
me. It is good for
young and old and I
always keepa bottle
of it in the house,
for I am at that time
of life when it calls
for Lydia E. Pink
ham's help. My hus
band saw your ad. in
the papers and said
You have taken
everything you can think of, now I want
you to take Lydia E. Pinkham's Vege
table Compound!' So I let him get it
and I soon felt better and he told me '1
want you to take about six bottles.' So
I did and I keep house and do all my
own work and work out by the day and
feel fine now. I tell every one about
the Vegetable Compound, for so many
of my friends thought I would not get
well. '-Mrs. R. J. LINTON, 1850 West
33d Avenue, Denver, Colorado.
After reading letters like the above,
and we are constantly publishing them,
why should any woman hesitate to take
Lydia E. Pinkham's Vegetable Com
pound if she is in need of help? It brings
relief where other medicines fail.
Wh0opittf0 . ht tM...,
GoupNrEol ! sfr
I11rts circulalion. This
scaller congeslion.The in
andli along with ii Ihe pain.
it lieves jpainful rieunmatic tuit. too.
cols in ihest. Keep it lhndy.
Ifiiriies, purely vegelabte, Iifats and
Children's Rrgulator, formnla on every label,
Guaranteed nlon-nar*cotic, non-akcoholic.
M5. WINSLW'S SYRUP
The lnfant,' and Children's Iiegulator
Children grow healthy nnd free
from colict dIlarrhoea, flatultency,
constipation and other troublo if
given It at toothing time.
sa fe, pleasant-always brlngaro.
mairkablo and gratifying rals
The Velvet TouchI
Soap 25c, Ointmenit 25 and 50c, Talcum 25c.
Fitting Him Out.
.\r54. .Itisi wel- t n unt a book forw U
iiuu.~ll's bithdhty gift.
'ithe.aunut -\\'11:h1. kinti of biook
wohi si~it hhn'. V~l.' i ioti
l'rbie i 1nx25 grea'It i btetggar ais want
uantl ,ii greatit <deal iniore sauii*y.
IXfle maity Iitile the nori go rouiil,
htit mitey lubieniite h~ Ile imnhiniery.
or a New Pair Free
That's our guarantee of
ffarbbrner. Pcr one
noe rot Alwy 1 c"Nor~n
N.-Way Streek Susupender Co., MIrs.
lFuncy Aasorted Jtoxes, con1taining 12 graie
rui.4 rt oge* li ve w > . I 10l u ioa ,,
PAINT YOLit Al TO
Ji' i E Iio ll i aUt 1po I , P urS2.0
Mhiip 1 ' Ptiltrty, Eggs, JDuclhe,(rese,. Turkey,