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CHARLF.S CLARK MuNN
Copyright, 1900, bj L?o ?i Sb.&p*?tS
|OW did 70 like the praver
uioctiu*?" nskod Unclo Ter
ry tho next morning as Al
bert stood watching him get
ting ready to start on bis dally rounds.
"Did tho Widder Leu Hi make ye feel
yo was a hopeless sinner?"
"It was an Interesting experience,"
replied Albert, "and ono I shall not
"Ob, It don't do 'em no barm to git
together un' pray on' sing, an' most
likely It dlvarts their minds from other
troub!es; hut, In my way o' tblnktu',
prayln' Is a good deal like a feller try
In' to lift himself by bis boot straps.
It encourages blin somo, but bo don't
git much further." Then bo added,
"You haven't thought o' no way to git
me out o' my scrnpo, hov ye?"
"I have thought a good deal about
it," replied Albert, "and the best way,
it seems to me. Is for you to go to
Fryo and tell him you can't afford to
carry the case any further and offer to
pay whatever fee he sees lit to ask.
You can toll him you will give up tho
cobo entirely, and ask him to return
tho proofs you want. I may decide to
have a detoctlvo within bearing, so that
If he refuses you these things wo can
use the detective as a witness in a re
plevin suit. Most likely ho will de
mand qulto a sum, but lt^ls best to
pay It If wo can get the proofs. I will
advance money enough to cover what
be Is likely to ask. What I wont you
to do Is to wait until he sends for more
money; then come to me at once."
Unclo Terry looked at Albert a mo
ment and suddenly, grasping his hand,
exclaimed, "I can't thank ye 'nough
for yer offer to help me, but I kin say
bow sorry Inui I distrusted ye nt fust,
nn' as long as I've a roof to cover my
bead ye're sure to And a welcomo un
der It an' the lntehstrlng nllus out"
"I thank you for your kindly words,
Mr. Terry," responded Albert, "and I
am likely lo avail myself of your Invi
tation again before tho summer Is over.
I expect my friends bndk today and
must Join them, but I assure you I
would much prefer to stay here for
the two weeks I bavo planned for my
"Yo won't go till I see ye again, will
yo?" asked Uncle Terry anxiously.
"No. If the Oypsy shows up today
wo will stay in tho harbor tonight, and
I should like to have you and Miss
Telly visit her." The n as the old man
pushed off and pulled >ut of the cove
with long, slow strokes, Albert watch
ed him with a new Interest. "Poor old
fellow:" he thought. "He Is honest os
the day Is long and has a heart of gold
beneath his blunt speech. Flow hard
be has to work for what he gets, and
what a vile thing In Fryo to rob him
so!" When tho old man was out of
sight Albert strolled over to tho vil
lage. On the outer side of the harbor
und opposite where the houses were he
came to some long rows of slat benches,
and busy nt work spreading spilt fish
upon them was the old lady who had
thanked tho Ix>rd so fervently nt the
For nn hour he strolled around the
harbor watching the men nt work on
boats or fishing gear and sniffing
tho salt sea odor of the oeenn breeze,
and then returned to the point
and began sketching the llghthouso.
Ho wns absorbed In that when he
heard n sharp whistle, and, looking up,
there was the Gypsy Just entering
the harbor, lie run to the cove whore
ho had left his boat, and by the time
tho yacht was anchored had pulled
alongside To his surprise no one wob
aboard but Prank. "Whore are the
rest of tho boys?" ho asked, as that
young man grasped his boat. Frank
laughed. "Well, just about now they
are playing tennis and calling '11 fteen
love' and 'thirty love' with a lot of girls
down at Bar Harbor. The fact la,
Bert," he continued as Albert stepped
aboard, "our gander cruise has come
to an end. They ran Into some Kirls
they knew, and after that all tho
Oypsy was good for was a place to eat
and sleep in. I've run her up here and
shall lot you keep her with you until
you get ready to go home. I'm going
to cut sticks for the mountains, and if
I can get one of the girls to go with
me I may visit Sandgate."
Albert laughed heartily. "Want to
bear some ono sing 'Ben Holt' again?'1
"Well, maybe," replied Frank. "The
fact of tho matter Is, the whole trip
has gone wrong from tbo start. You
know what I wanted, but as It couldn't
be, I did tho next best thing and inado
up this party, and now the cruise has
ended in a fizzle. By the w ly, where
Is the girl will) the wonderful eyes yon
"Just now I Imagine she's helping
hoi" mother in tho house," answered
Albert quietly; and then bo added,
"Well, what Is tho programme, and
where are you going with the. Gypsy?"
"I want to ho landed at the nearest
port where I can reach a railroad, and
then you can do us you please with her.
My skipper will do your bidding."
"What about the rest of the boys?"
"Well, you can run to Bar Harbor
and dance with the girls until tho rest
want to come back, or you can do as
you please, The Oypsy is yours ns
long as you wnnt her after I'm ashore.
I think I'll run up to Hath and take the
night train for the mountains If there
Is one. If not, wo will lie nt Hath
"I must go ashore and leave word I
nm coming back," said Albert. "The
fact Is I've found a client In this Mr.
Terry, and It's nn important matter."
"So IS Ilia bine eyed girl, I Imagine,"
observed Prank, with a droll smile.
When (ho Irrepressible owner of tho
Gypsy had deserted her Albert return
ed to the ?'ape and remained Micro for
a week. How many Utile hips ha in
duced his now found friends to take i>n
her dttl'lng thill lime, llOW much gosdp
it created In the village and how many
happy hours he and Telly passed to
gether! The last day bul <m" of his
stny ho invited everybody al tho Cape,
old or yoting, lo n<> OHI on a short
cruise, and nearly all accepted.
When ibe morning <>f bis departure
camo, Uncle Terry Bald, "I hope we'll
nee ye soon, Mr. I'ago, and yo'l'O sure
Of a welcome here, so don't forget us,"
and then be pulled fiway on his dally
round i<> bis tinjis.
Telly accompanied Albert to the cove
whi le his boat was and bade him good
by. When (he yacht rounded tho point
she was there waving an ndleii and
remained there until lost from sight.
mil 10 one point of prldo In Nich
olas Pryo's nnturo wn? i?i?
te-^rrrl absolute belief In his own
(gg^ggj shrewdness. "They can't get
the best of me," |ie would say to hlmr
self when he had won on unusually
knotty case. He knew he was both
hatod and feared by his fellow mem
bers of the bar. Being hated he didn't
mind, and being fcarted flattered his
vaulty to an lnteuse degree. When
Undo Terry put himself In his power
and, like a good nntured old sheep,
stood to be sheared, Fryo only laughed
at his client's stupidity and set out to
eontlnuo the robbery as long as possi
ble. Mossrs. Thygeson & Co. of Stock
holm, who had llrst employed bhn to
hunt up an heir to the estato of old
Brie Peterson, whoso sou Nells and his
young wife had been lost on tho coast
of Maine, fared no better. To thorn ho
only stated that he tiad fouftd several
promising clews and was following
them as rapidly as possible, but it all
cost money, and would they kindly
send a draft on account for necessary
expenses, otc. When Albert had taken
away his best client tho old scoundrel
sufTored tho worst blow to his vaulty
ho ever received. "Curse the fellow!"
he would Ray to himself. "I'll pay him
ami have revengo if I live long enough.
No mnu ever got the host of me, and in
tho long run no mau ever nhalU"
Uut there is a Nemesis that follows
evil doors in this world, ready to strlko
with nn Invisible hand all who oro lost
to tho sense of right and justice, in
Frye's case tho avenging goddess lurk
ed in bis inordinate belief in his own
shrewdness, coupled with a fatuous
love of speculation. A few lucky ven
tures at first In tho stock market had
fanned the flame.
Then along came a war cloud in Eu
rope. Stocks* began to drop and pro
visions to advance. September wheat
was then selling In Chicago at 00 cents.
Frye bought 60,000 bushels on a mar
gin. France and Oer many growled,
and wheat rose to 04. Frye sold, clear
ing $2.000. Then it dropped a cent,
nnd Frye bought a hundred thousand
bushels more. Once again the war
cloud grew black, and wheat rose to
08. The papers wore full of wild ru
mors, and tlie Wall Street Buglo said
wheat would look cheap at a dollar and
a half inside of a month. Then it ad
vanced to $1, nnd Frye lost his head.
Ills holdings showed a proilt of $7,000,
nnd sudden riches stared him In the
face. Once more the two bellicose for
eign powers growled and showed their
teeth. Wheat rose another cent, and
Frye doubled his holdings. Then tho
powers that had growled smiled faint
ly, nnd In one day wheat fell to 03 and
was still falling. At every drop of a
cent ho wns called upon for $2,000.
Day by day It Vibrated, now going up a
cent nnd then dropping two, and when
Uncle Terry aud Albert were discussing
how to checkmate his further robbing
of the lighthouse keeper he was, with
muttered curses, watching his ill got
ten gains vanish to the tune of many
thousand dollnrs per diem, lie neg
lected his business, went without his
meals und forgot to shave, lie had
mortgaged his real estate for $20,000,
and that was nearly gone. Wheat was
now down to 80, nnd Franco and Oer
tunuy were sliaklug hands.
Frye could not sleep nights. Ills
margins were almost exhausted nnd
his resources ns well. He hnd put up
flO.ooo. nnd if wheat fell 3 cents more
It would bo all swept away. Then he
executed n second mortgage at high in
terest und waited. It was the last shot
In bis locker, and nil that stood between
hint and ruin, but wheat advanced 2
cents, nnd he !>cgau to hope. He had
absolutely ignored business for two
weeks, and now lie went to work agnin.
To collect the little due him nnd raise
nil the money he could was his sole
thought. Ho wrote to Thygeson & Co.
that ho had at last found the heir they
were In search of and described what I
proofs he held, at the same time stat
ing that on receipt of Ids fee of a thou
sand dollars all nnd buMietent proofs of
Identity of the claimant would be for
warded. Then he wrote to Undo Terry
and demanded $300 more. September
wheat had now fallen to 78.
|T. A N OH N A 8 O N, Frank's
younger sister, wns his good
friend and sympathizer and
in all the family discussions
had usually tpken Ids part. Ills elder
sister, Edith, was, like her mother, rath
er arrogant nnd supercilious, nnd con
sidered her brother as lacking In fam
ily pride nnd liable to disgrace them
by some unfortunate nllluncc. It was
to Blanch ho always turned when he
needed sympathy nnd help, nnd to her
lie appeared the dny nfter he hnd left
the Gypsy, ills coming to the moun
tains surprised her not n little.
"Why, what has brought you here,
Frank?" she asked. "I thought you
were having high Jinks down in Maine
011 the yacht with your cronies."
"Oh, thnt Is played out," he answer
ed. "The boys nie at Bar Harbor, hav
ing a good time. Herl is at a little un
heard of place saying sweet things to
a pretty girl he found there, and I got
lonesome, so I enmc up here to see you
nnd get you to help me."
"I thought so," answered Blnnch,
laughing. "You never did come to mo
unless you wanted help. Well, who
Is the girl now, nnd what do you
Frank looked surprised.
I "How do you know It is a girl?" he
"It usually Is with you," she answer
ed, eying him curiously. "So out with
It. What's her unino?"
"Allco Pago," he replied.
"What, tho girl you wanted us to
Invite to go on the yncht?" nsked
"That's the one, nnd, as you know,
she wouldn't come."
"Which shows her good sense," Inter
rupted Hlnnch. "Well, whnt can I do
In tho mntter?"
"Much If 'you want to, nnd nothing
If you don't," he answered. "The fnct
Is, sis, I want you to pnek n trunk nnd
go with me to call on her. She is
mighty proud, nnd I Imagine thnt Is
why she turned the cold shoulder on
my efforts to got her to como to Bos
ton to meet you nil. Now, If you go
there, If only for one night, the ice will
be broken, and of course you will in
vite her to visit you nnd nil will go
"A nice little scheme," responded
Blanch, "but what will mamma and
"Oh, never mind them," answered
(he plotter. "They need never know
It. Just tell them you are going to
Saratoga with mo for u few dnys. We
will go there If yon like, only wo will
stop off at Sandgate on the way. Now,
do this fo?* me, sie, and I'll boy you
tho enrth when Christmas comes!''
"Well, you will have to stay here
until Monday," said Blanch, "and be
rent nice to mnnimn and Fde nil the
time, or I can't fix It. Lucky for you,
Master Frank, thnt they are out driv
"But why must W0 wait four days?"
nsked Frank petulantly.
"Bocnuse, my lovo lorn brother, in
fho first plnce I don't want to miss the
Snturdny night hop, nnd then wo are
hooked for a buekboard rldo tomorrow.
Another reason Is I mean (0 pay fQ?
forTuruJng your buck ou us ami going
off on tho Gypsy."
Thnt afternoon Frank wroto Alice tho
longest letter sho had ever received,
nine full pages. It was received with
somo plensuro and a little vexation by
"Mr. Nn8on and his sister are coining
here Monday," said sho to Aunt Susan,
"and wo must put on our best bib and
tuckor, I supposo. But how we can
contrlvo to entertain his sister Is be
yond nie." Nevertheless, sho was
rather pleased at the prospective visi
tation. Her school had been closed
for over a month and her dally lifo
wns becoming decidedly monotonous.
When Albert had written regarding
tho Invitation tho Nusons had extend
ed, sho behoved It was due solely to
Frank's influence, and when that
young man tried to obtain her consent
to join a yachting party, providing his
mother nnd sister decided to go, sho
was morally Huro of it. But it made
no dlfferenco, for if tho supposedly
nrlstocrntlc Mrs. Nason had sent her
n written invitation she was the last
person in the world to accept it. To so
go out of ber way for the posslblo op
portunity of allowing the only son of
a rich family to pay court to her
was not characteristic of Alice Page.
Bother a thousaud times would sho
teach school In single blessedness all
her life than bo considered as putting
herself in tho way of n probnblu
SUltor. Of her own feelings townrd
Frank she was not at all sure. Ho
was a good looking young fellow nnd
no doubt stood well socially. At first
she had felt a little contempt for him,
due to his complaints that ho had hard
work to kill time. When she received
the letter announcing his determina
tion to study law and become a useful
man In the world Bhe thought better
of him. When he came up in Juno
it becntne clenr thnt he wns In lovo
with her. So self evident wero Ills
feelings thnt she at that time felt com
pelled to avoid giving him n chanco
to express them. Her heart was and
always had been entirely free from the
pangs of love, nnd while his devotion
was in a way quite flntterlng, the one
insurmountable barrier was his family
Hod he been more diplomatic he would
never have told her his mother
frowned at him when he danced twice
with a poor girl.
"I am a poor girl," Alice thought,
when ho mndo the admission, "but I'll
wear old clothes all my life before his
haughty mother shall read him a lec
ture for dancing twice with me."
Evor since the day Mrs. Moors had
related the village gossip to her sho
had thought a good many times about
the cause of it, but to no one had sho
mentioned the matter. Her only as
sociate, good nntured Abby Miles, had
never dared to speak of it, and Aunt
Susan was wise enough not to.
Now that Frank and his fashionable
sister wero coming to Sandgote, Alice
felt a good deal worried. Firstly,
she knew her own stock of gowns
was Inadequate. While not vain of
her looks, she yet felt his sister would
consider her couulriflod In dross or
else realize the truth that she was
painfully poor. She hod made the
money her brother gave her go os fur
us possible. Her own small salary
wns not more than enough to pay cur
rent expenses. When the day and train
orrlved, and sho had ushered her two
guests to their rooms, her worry began.
A trunk hud come, and ns she busied
herself to help Aunt Susan get supper
under way before she changed her dress
sho wns morally sure Miss Nason
would appear In a gown lit for a state
dinner. But when she was dressed
and went out on the porch, whore her
guests wero, sho found Miss Blanch at
tired In n white muslin, severe In Its
simplicity. It was a pleasant surprise,
nnd at no time during their stay did
Alleo consider herself poorly clad.
During tho conversation that evening
Blanch gave an Interesting description
of her life in the mountains, who were
there, what gowns the ladles wore, the
hops, drives, tennis, croquet and whist
games, and when thnt topic was ex
hausted Alice turned to Frank und
said, "Now, tell us about your trip."
"There Is not much to tell," ho an
swered in a disappointed tone. "The
fact is, my yachting trip was a failure.
1 had a two weeks' trip all mapped out,
no end of stores on hoard, and antici
pated lots of fun, but it didn't materi
alize, The second day Bert f,rot left on
the Island, und we didn't lind hi in un
til the next (lay. In the meantime he
had found a pretty girl and acted as if
he had become smitten with h'jr. Then
wo ran to Bar Ilorlior, and the rest of
the boys found souk; girls they knew
and decided that a gander cruise had
lost its (burins. So I threw up my
hands and turned the Gypsy over to
Bert, and for oil 1 know or care he is
using her to entertain his island fairy."
Alice Joined with Blanch In a good
laugh at Frank's description of his trip.
When the chitchat slowed down Alice
said: "I don't know how to entertain
you two good people in this dull place.
Thore are mountains nnd woods galore
nnd lots of pretty drives. And," look
ing nt Frank, "I know where there Is
a nice mill pond full of lilies and an
Old moss covered mill and a miller that
looks like a picture In story books.
There Is nlso a drive to tho top of the
mountain, where tho view is simply
grand. I hnvo a steady going nnd
faithful old horse, and we will go whop,
over you like."
"Do not worry about me, Miss Page,"
replied Blanch. "Tf i can see mountain
and woods I uin perfectly happy."
When the evening was Hearing its
close Frank begged Alice to sing, but
"Do you piny or sing, Miss NasonV"
she nsked cautiously.
"Oh, plenso don't be afraid of me,"
was the answer. "I never touched a
piano In my life. Once In awhile I Join
in the chorus, ns they say, for my own
amusement and the amazement of oth
ers, but that is nil."
It wasn't nil, for she played Iho
guitar and Rang s\\.tly. Finally Alice
was persuaded to open the piano, and
then out upon the still night air liiere
floated many nn old (line ball.id. Aller
that she played selections from a fc\V
of tho latest light operas thai Frank
hod sent her und Iii? u turned away.
"Oh, don't stop now,'' exclaimed both
her guests at once. "Slug a few move
songs." Then, With almost ; u nit" of
proprietorship, Frank nroso und, i ?!n ?
to (ho piano, boo relied for nnd found
n well worn some Without a word he
opened It and placed it OH tho mualc
rock, it wns "Ben Boll!" A ftilnl
color rose in A llCO'iJ face, hut she tin li
ed and played the prelude without a
word. When she bad KUIlg the lii i
ver ;e, to her surprise Blnnch was stand
ing beside her and Joined liCI' voice in
the next one. Win :i it was finished
Frank Insisted on a repetition, nnd aft
er thnt all three sang n doxon more of
the sweet old UlUO BOllgS HO familiar
to nil. Then Alice left tho room to
bring In n light lunch, and Frank
seized the opportunity to Bay, "Well,
sis, what do you think V
"I think," she ropiflcd, "thai yon
were foolish to go yachting at oil. If
I hod bieu you I should have conjO Hp
i hero in (ho Hr.st place, stayed^111 the
hotol and courted her evory chance I
could. I tun In love with her uiyHclf,
and wo huven't been hero six hours."
Frank stepped up to her quickly and,
taking her face in his hands, kissed
WO days of Alice's vlBltutlun
passed like a summer breeze.
The llrst d??y they drove to
the old mill und spent the en
tire forenoon gathering lilies and
watching tho great wheel that dripped
and clattered between its moss grown
walls. It was a curiosity to Blanch,
for never in her life had she seen one
of those old time landmarks, now so
rare. That afternoon they drove to
the mountain's top and suw tho sun
set, only to be late home to Aunt Su
buu'b tea biscuit ami cold chicken, and
having a surprising appetite. The next
day they made a picnic trip lo another
mountain, leaving the horse halfway up
and walking the rest of the way. At
noon they returned, and beside a cold
spring that bubbled beneath a rock
thej' opened their lunch baskets. Then
they picked Qowers, hunted for will*
torgrcen and decked tho horse and
wagon with ferns and wreaths of lau
rel-only simple country pleasures, It
Is true, but they at least had the
charm of newness for two of the party.
That evening they sang all sorts of
souks from gospel hymns to comic
operas, ami ltlanch showed In so many
ways that she admired her new found
friend that there was no further re
"I wish you would stay with me un
til my school begins, Blanch," said
Alice at the close of the evening. "If
you knew how lonely I am, I am sure
"I might be persuaded to make a
longer visit next summer," was the
answer, "If you will return this visit
next winter. Will you?"
"I won't promise now," answered
Alice. "I am afraid I should be out of
placo In your society. I'm only n coun
try girl, you know."
"I shall feel hurt If you don't," re
"I should like to seo that Rcuoolhouso
Frank has spoken of several times,"
she said a littlo later, "and that bare
foot girl ho told about."
It was the llrst allusion to his Inter
est In her that Blanch had made, and
"We will drive by where that girl
lives tomorrow," responded Alice, "and,
If you like, will call and see her. She
Is the most original littlo old woman
in my school."
Tho next morning, whou Frank and
his sister wero alone for a few mo
ment.-., she said, "I am going to do you
a good turn today, Sir Mahomet, and
have a headache," and, laughing a lit
tle, "If you arc wise you will improve
your opportunities and persuade your
'Sweet Alice' to go after pond lilies
and leave mo here."
"I could not think of going after
lilies," Alice replied when he proposed
the trip, "and leaving your sister alone,
and then it Is almost too warm to ho
out In tho sun this morning. If she
feels better this afternoon wo will go
there when the sun gets, part way
ltlanch kept quiet all tho morning
and after dinner was the first to pro
poso another trip to the Illy pond. "1
am In love with that old mill," she
said, "and I want to see It when the
sun gels down so It will be. shady
When they reached the spot she at
once devel iped an unusual interest In
the mill and began an animated con
versation with the miller regarding It
and its history.
"You two go after lilies." she said
when Prnnk bad the boat ready, "and
leave mo here. I'm afraid the sun on
tho water will bring back my head
"All right, only your smiles will be
wasted on (ho miller. He Is too old to
appreciate (hem. We won't be gone
long," said .Mice as she stepped Into
the boat. And now what spirit of mis
Chief had tome over her? Sin? Joked
and jested on nil manner of subjects?
(he boat, his rowing, Blanch's Interest
In die miller ami her blue eyes spar
kleil with roguish intent. She bared
oie> round arm In (he elbow and, pull
in:: every bud and blossom she could
reach, pelted her cavalier with them.
"Did you learn (hat stroke at col
lego," she asked when one of his oars
slipped, "or is lhal the w-.y t yachts
man always rows?"
In response to all this be said but lit
tle, for he was thinking how best io
say what was on his mind, lie beaded
the boat for the shore, and as It came
lo a stop he said: "Let's get nut and sit
on the bank, Miss Tage. I want to
"Oh, we must not stop. It's almost
sundown, and, besides, I want more
"Won't you get out, Miss Tage?" he
asked. "I've something I want to say
to you and and it's nie?; to sit In the
shade and talk."
Without a word or even a look she
arose and, taking his proffered band,
stepped out Of the hoot. Only a few
steps up a mossy bank offered Its temp
tation, and with quick gallantry he
dr< W his coat off and spread It for her
to sit upon.
"It's nice and cool here," she said,
"but we must not stay long. Blanch
will be waiting."
Frank had thought many times of
what he would say and how he would
say it, but now that the critical mo
ment had come bis well chosen words
vanished. He had remained standing
and for a moment looked at Alice as
she sat with bat hidden face, and
then his heart-burst came.
"Miss Page," he said In a low VOlCC,
"you must know what I want to say,
and ami I've come all tho way from
Maine (o sny It, and can you- Is there
any hope for me? Is (here Just a
Ho paused, but no answer came, only
hor head sank n trllle lower, and now
even tho tip Of her chin was Invisible
beneath the bat. It may be the move
ment emboldened him, for In an In
stant he was beside her on the ground
and had one band a prisoner.
"Toll nie, Alice," ho pleaded, "Is
there any chance for me? Say Just
ono word only one! Sny 'yes'!"
Tho prisoned hand was at his lips
now, and then she raised her face, and
?oh, divine sight! those blue eyes
Wore filled with tears.
One instant (lash of heaven only,
and then a change enme. She arOSO
quickly and, turning nway, said half
petulantly: "Oh, pleaso don't speak of
that now and spoil our visit. Ix>t us
go back to (he mill."
But still ho held (he Utile bond, and
as she tried to draw It away ho said
pitifully: "Do you inenn it, Alice?
Is it no? Oh. don't let mo go nwoy
Without one word of hope!"
(TO BE continukd.)
?jx *a w o xi. "x jhu -
Happiness is Largely of our own Making'
Time to Cook and Eat
DOES THE REST
For Good Old Hot Summer
Time-29 cts to $1.39
Red Iron Racket
AND BE MADE HAPPY
RED IRON RACKET
Is now in Full Blast, hit the Iron while it is "RED HOT," and U
will Save Money. Money Saved is Money Made.
Everything in Full Bloom=-a few Bouquets Plucked from our Immense
Canton Cloth at
7 l-2c yard wide bleach
Men's and Boys'
Men's 39c silk
75c shirts, beauti
50c shirts, beauti
$10 Men's full
75 nice, cool sum
mer coats, guar
anteed fast color,
100 nice cool
pants, our price
60 big sun hats,
our low price
Men's fine sum
25c bottle Cham
if 1 m
! ft ? ?
Buy a Mon i gomery Suit up-to-date
All styles Prices way Down
10 balls of
2 spools machine
12 spools Coats
6 spools of Coats
25c bottle sperm
10c bottle sperm
Good one dollar
Big lot fine India
linon, worth 15c,
15 lbs. sugar
30 lbs. Rice
20 lbs. Rico
10 lbs. Coffee
Special Lot Men's Suits, our Low Prices $1.97, $2.98, $3.75, $4.98. W orth 35 per
cent more than we nsk for them. Come see!
Hats for ALL
98c. to $3.00
Big Value?Our Price
Millinery just Beautiful and Prices Way Down: 23c, 39c, 48c, 98c, to $3.47.
Hats made to order. See our riilliner, Mrs. Knight will please
Men's good Over
all 89c, 48c and
2,000 prs. Men's
98c, 48c and
Coffee, ex; fine,
worth 20c, lb. our
2 big cakes Victory soap .05
17 liig cakes Laundry soap .26
5 Cakes Oriole Toilet soap, good .'?1
2,noil yards good Calico .04
3,000 yards Ginghams .<?:! l-ii
1,000 yards fancy Lawns .<>?'*
10c Hose, Men's red, blue, Mack .<>)
15c Dish pan, our price only . 10
('? nice white plate for only .29
Men'-ns Talcum powders 5c and 12c
$1.00 bottles standard pat. medicines.79
50c bottlos standard pat. medicines .39
25c bottlos standard pat. medicine:; .19
Don't miss seeing in Our Bargain Basement.
Tinware, Crockery, Glass and Enameled
Ware, Lamps, Sewing Machines.
Trunks, Bags, all sizes and prices for a Sum
mer vacation. Our prices are so low,
will help pay your Railroad fare.
Big Job Straw Hats worth 20 cents. Our
Low Price U) cents each.
We arc located completely out of the High
Priced District, 200 yards West of
the Public Square.
U-Come U-See I'-Buy U-Save Money
Boys' knee pant
suits, going red
hot, per suit, 3.25
1.25, 98c, 75c, on
8 lbs. Coffee
3 lb. packages
good soda for
Fine all silk ribbon, big values, worth
15 to 20 cents yard, our low price 10c.
Big Tobacco deal, all 15c plugs now
going at 10c. Schnapps, Drown>i Mule,
Sweep stakes, Early Bird, Hickory, Sil
ver, Three Dimes, all now at 10c.
See ns for smoking tobacco, Duke'.-.,
Recruit, Red Cock, Gold Crumbs.
Ply Molting at Plyingpricos. U-como
Curtain Scrim; blenched, 5c, 7 I-2c,
to 12 I -2c per yard.
What U Want is at Red Iron Racket and they sell same Ooods for Less Honey.
Yea! 15 to 35 percent Less.
Red Iron Racket.
$25.00 Dollar Drop Head Sewing Machine, Guaranteed 12 Years for $12.97 at Red Iron Racket