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The Quest of
ietty Hy MAGTOAl Mo Ccpyritht. 1909, by W. 0. Chapman. ((St CHAPTER XX. j TTlf an honur latpr Le Malheureux Seined them In the rose and humming bird patterned rhlnts drawing room. Benonl withdrew and Le Malheureux, till veiled, congratulated Uiny Morris and Hetty. "If you wish to be married before yu leave here," he said, "there Is the Id French priest who used to be my mother's chaplain still here. He la a ttonogcnnrlan, but still u priest for all that. He will marry you yet to-nl;ht. tt you wish, and I think, Miss Lantey. It mlKht bn better If the ceremony were celebrated. Io you not think so? There's no knowing what may await you." Btty blushed, but Larry hesitated ot a minute. "Bring him on, bring him on." he cried. "We'll be married to-night!" "And I'll be the best man," shouted Johnny. "And City Kdltor Burton can usli r." "Will you let Meta be the -brldes-"tnaMr questioned Dctty. "Oh, but .hat shall I do for a wedding gown?" "If you weren't so big," said Tyoga, urveylng.hcr critically, "we could loa I you- Mrs. Hackleye's mother's bridal robe. I have It still upstairs In an old chest." f Meta nnd Tyoga had come In silent ly in the wake of Le Malheureux. "But, tnother." interposed Meta, "there are ther garments up In the old cheat. Xerhaps we could make some of thent at- ' "Your wedding clothes will lit as well ma mine, anyhow," ventured Iarry. , . Put a woman on a desort Island and the prospect of a wedding will cause tier Inventive faculties to evoke the flesh-pots of Egypt from the barrcneil and! "The old chest" proved a treasure douse. The towns, the youngest of them, were at least a quarter of a cen tury old, nnd some of them were of ths mode of the French empire. All were cich with rare lace and heavily wrought tiand-embroldery. Borne were of cloth f gold, tarnished now with the scowl of time, but exquisite, still. There we-v quaint old slippers, and a bridal veil of the filmiest Honlton that ever cainn ft" a loom. No brldo could be decked with mor-! Moving hands than was lietly for her midnight marriage In mld-Afrlcu. Moti bridesmaid, had a glowing frock of carle t satin ana rainiest auiocr nice, and great topazes about her shining I ebony neck, and Tyoga produced a new frock from somewhere. But Betty, ah, Betty! An old court gown of cloth of n!d and yellowed satin was her bridal 'obe. Over It all ran delicately wrought roses In faded Tlfiks. - The -marvelous web of Honlton draped her -cwot-l race and rippled to the hem of er dress. The neck of the dress was 4ow, and Betty's white shoulders were . sparkle ot diamond pendants falling (mm a high diamond collar Tyoga had filaced around her throat, and her tolump arms were half covered with "flowery bracelets. When they reached the chapel Le Malheureux himself put a diamond girdle around the bride's Done too slender waist, "My gift to tho bride," he explained. Johnny's head was the brightest aoi in the chapel. From the musty t4or within and the drip of water on ho moss-grown walls, the chapel. which had been reached through wolrd rays, was evidently a subterranean vom. The altar was of ivory, the ser Ice dazzling beyond belief, and the altar cloths of exquisite workmanship. The ebony pews were miracles of the carvers' art, and the ever-present leop ard skin rugs were on the floor. The priest, bent double with years, and -With hair and skin as gray as the pelt f a. field mouse, mumbled through the Ions; Latin ritual, at a slow, nerve- tacking pace. The candles flickered and the scent of the Jasmine and lotui with which Benofll-had wreathed tho altar, and filled the great vases that Banked tho sanctuury, grew unbear- Able. The wedding supper was laid in the Uttle sitting room. There were many 'flowers, and the viands, oddly assorted -to occidental eyes, rested royally on platters and dishes of pure gold. No- tody ate much, though Mta, Tyoga and ISenonl served assiduously. Le Halhoureux touched nothing at all. Hetty, after several urglngs, forbore to press him. Bho bad noticed that ho aver. drank before anyonw, ami had 4a ug since grown accustomed to the slown-dropplng veil, the closely shroud ed figure, the well-conceuled feet and hands. When the last course was aerved Le Malheureux arose. -Lrt me not be the skeleton ut the TeasU" he temporized, "but Time does . slot pause for us. The woman you know as Cerloa Wuyn', In Teallty Certsse Wayne Hackleye, wus my full blooded sister. The letters that wora found In her safety deposit box in San Yanclsco bore reference lo the dia mond mines at Tlougaley. l-'or reasons t cannot now make known to you, their location for years was known wily to me. My father in some way -i&lBcovcred their situation beneath and feeyond the castle to which M!ss Lun cey, now Mrs, Morris, was taken when he llrst arrived In Africa, and from which she has so recently departed. "You must know that though he. 'i 'American born and bred, that for thlr ty years my father has lived In this notion, as absolute king over several thousands of the moat desperate rao f blacks that Inhabit this continent, tie subdued them years ag-J through er of what they considered his mag- e- Tyoga. there, was the wife of the rightful king. Meta, her foster daugh ter, and Benonl, as you have guessed, tier son. For love of my poor mother. -hey not only served her, but have (ended the family most faithfully ever since.' Father but sent the blacks up there to pre-empt those mines, and .tiargrd to bring back with them . " sjoodly loud.' Unknown to him his sub tecla have long been rebelling against ktm. Hut the half ot them went to flougaley. The other half remained Ridden here, anc' at any lime may - -storm the castle. . Many of the. house servants are will, the mutineers, and 'that enhances tne danger. I cannot Lancey r. WEST Copyright In Great Brltais 0 blame thPin for revolting. My father hrts been a cruel and despotic master. Their woes have been many. Tyoga can usually check them. It was dur ing her absence in America that they roke bonds. That Is why she left Tlougaley so long alone with but Meta and Mrs. Morris to iruard it. We thought they were safer there than they would bo here. We did not kno-v that father had discovered Tlougaley and had sent ,-i force there to storm it! At that time we knew only of the mutiny." Then we did come Just In the nick of time," exclaimed Johnnv Johnson. Larry squeezed llettv's hand thank fully. ''No time for congratulations now," admonished Le Malheureux. "We must depart with the dawn." "How many of us will there be?" asked Benonl. "See the two children, Mr. and Mrs. Morris, Johnson there, myself, Meta, Tyoga, my father, if he will Ro; the Cure, and Huekleye," counted Le Malheureux. "The murderer of your sister?" broke In Johnson. Le Malheureux raised his hand. "Hush," he said, curtly. "You have no right to accuse! We are not lawmak ers we dare not Judge nor charge. And be careful what you say before the children. I beg of you that. We will try to get to Khurtoum. From there passage for you and the children to England will bo eaty. And It will leuve mo free to deal with what I must" CHAPTER XXI. An hour later brought the dawn. Guided by Meta, Larry and his wife, and Johnny reached the yacht that had brought Betty from America and found the children still sleeping and Tyoga and Hackleye already a hoard. Th--Cure, fat and waddly. was trying his jest to clamber on. lienonl was not in sight, neither was Le Malheureux. A few moments later they appeared, L9 Malheureux with n wallet In his hand, llenonl carrying the old man, who. cursing and screaming with all his might, was struggling against the Iroi grip of the black. "My diamonds, my diamonds! Let me. nave tnern.. What else is worth In life to me now since Ccrisse has died. Murderer, murderer!" he shrieked at Hackleye. "Ah, let me at him!" Mr wuyno ravea like a maniac and tried to leap on shore again, ljut they lashed him to a chair and put a gag in ls mouth. "Many as are his crimes, we dare not leave him to J.helr hands," said Be- nonl, fialf regretfully. It seemod to Ln rry. Tho yacht took the river like a gull on tho wing. The morning breeze was chill und portent of rain hung In thn sky, though tho sun was lighting to prick the thickly banked up clouds. Fifty leagues had they gone, when City Editor Burton, who had not been left behind, to Betty's great delight, roared like a hurricane. Following the lion's staro to the left of them on the shore, they saw advanc ing up the river bank toward them ; horde of blacks. Benonl hurried the women down stairs where the children and the Cure already were, and reached to lift the senior Mr. Wayne from his moorings. But ho was too late. The yacht was now abreast of the barbar ians, whose leader with fine aim shot his quondom tormentor straight I through the heart with a long, fine ar- row. Benonl drew the gag from the old man's mouth and leaned over to look at the arrow. Even superficial examina tion showed him the futility of aid. He knew too well the poisoned barbs of the tribe. Hundreds of arrows whis tled about the yacht, but glanced harm less from its sides, and by rare chanoo none struck Benonl. When he realized that Mr. Wayno was beyond human help he left the body as It was and crawling to the hatchwuy dropped be low. There he found the women In a tor ment of terror and the children, awak ened by their sobbing, nervously com plaining about the cramped quarters and the rocking motion of the yacht 'What Bort of fiends' work is this boat?" questioned Iarry, though Beno nl and Le Malheureux had both risen in his estimation since they bad seen - nlni successfully married to Betty. "It's my own Invention," replied le Mulheureux, with not a little pride In hs tore. "Simple enough, too, If you Just know how. Merely the sclentlllc application of a few of the fundamen- tal principles of electricity. This lit- tie mirror hero reflects your whole course as plainly at U you were nbove deck of standing on the highest cap tain's bridge that ever was built. That's Just the application of the rules of convergmce and Infraction of light. As for the propulsion of thlj boat well, a series of buttons on this keyboard does It all. It's as easy as playing on a piano or writing on a typewriter, or a sewing muehlne or running a telephone swltchl ourd, If you Just know how. This is my wireless apparatus. I've found It useful no. Indeed," us he read the query on Iurry's face "no ;vhs dispatches from this. I told your wife that on the way over. And I warn you us I warned her not to tamper with It." When I.e Malheureux paused, Beno nl went to him and spoke in African putols. Betty mmle out that be wis telling him of his father's death. I u Malheureux turned his post over to Benonl. Then he went up nlnno to view his dead. He was gone a vrry long while, and when he caino back he neither ques tioned nor was questioned. Afterward when the Americans went abovw und found the body gone, and the duck freshly scrubbed, they asked Benonl what had been done with . the corpse Benonl pointed silently to the river. All day tluy followed the river and Its i-buln of lakes. At every possible Interval lietty or Iarry or Johnny tried to hasten the solution of the mys tery still palpable before them, but nol ther Le Malheureux, nor llackleyt, nor the Cure, nor the three I lack would speak, and tho yacht sailed on and on. CHATTER XXII. December was crisping the air when they told Xarclsse Harcourt she might leave the hospital. "Not for any length of time, but Just for a trip down town, If you wish," said Dr. Fotherglll. "Who do you want to go with?" "I'd like you, and Mr. Hartley," an swered Mrs. Harcourt, frankly. "I want to go and buy some presents for these nurses who have been so kind to me, and I want I want to go and see my huslm rid." Dr. Fotherglll telephoned for Philip and he was there shortly before noon as the doctor had asked. Philip had not been able to buy a new overcoat that winter, and he felt more the Perl outside the gate than ever, when Mrs. Harcourt, In her rich furs and radiant beauty, followed tho doctor Into tho parlor. The months In the hospital bad worked wonders with Mrs. Har court. The old, unfathomable, brillian cy had left her eyes, but there was a sweeter, a more human . look within them, and the weird alabaster tones of her skin wer replaced with a more babyish purity of luster. She was mure a woman, less a strange, unreal phantom from another world. They did their shopping first, but curtailed It because the crowds In the stores stop per to gaze open-mouthed at the start ling beauty of Mrs. Harcourt, the grim plainness of Dr. Fotherglll. and Philip Hartley's assiduous attentions to both the ladles. Then In one department store, some one whispered that tho woman In tho luxurious furs was "that mysterious Mrs. Harcourt, you know," and Phil had much ado to get both his charges unharmed Into a waiting taxi cab. Thither they went direct to the Jail. Harcourt had not been told of their coming visit, as his wife had expressly wished It so. She went rapidly through the dingy hall, and rattled imperious ly at the bars of the door. Harcourt was sitting moodily In ono corner of the room, as had been his habit of late. He did not heed the rustle of silken skirts nor the faint perfume that au reoled his wife. "Harold," she called, "Harold, oh, Harold." At sound of her voice he turned and gasped. Then ho rose, and like an old, old man. walked over nnd thrust his hands through tho door. "Narelsse," ho faltered, and whethor It whs. foar, or wonder, or admiration in his face and voice, one could not tell. Plulnly he was ill at case. (To be continued.) AN UNMISTAKABLE BOND. me Illnafrntlnna of the llelatlon of Victual to Mimic. As we have more than once atiir Rested In the past, there Is a sort ol subtle bond between great victuals and great music. The exact nature of that Dond e.udes scrutiny, but there It Is, the Baltimore Sun says. Find a lovei of sauerkraut and you will find a man w ho understands and admires the ntn superb symphonies of Ludwlg von Bee thoven. Such a man would warmly Indorse the Idea of playing the grand flnule of the fifth symphony during the kraut course at dinners. The deter mined reiterations in the coda of thai movement seem to suggest in a mystic way the benign endlessness of th krautlan skein. Like a rubber band Haucrkruut I without beginning ami without end. Each strand clings tc another. Eat a yard of It and another yard lures you on. Once started it Ii difficult to cease. So much for Beethoven and his gas tronomlc affinities. Coining to th( symphonies of Johannes Brahms. on discerns a suggestion of another de lightful German delicatessen, to v. It linderbrust mit ineeirettlg (breast ol beef with horseradish sauce). If one contemplates a rasher of rlnderbrust boiled in the simple German fashion, one comes Inevitably to the thought that, In itself, it has no epicurean merit whatever. It Is, in fact, the most Insipid of dishes--tough, bleak. monotonous and uninviting. Eating it as It comes from the pot would bo an appalling experience for a true con noisseur of victuals. Is there not in all this some hint of Brahms? Isn't It a fact that his symphonies, as they appear In the cold black and white score, lnipreui one chiefly by their uttet luck of fla'.or? One seeks In vain for luscious aevlltry. The bassoon lacks buffoonry. The bass Addles have no piquant wriggles. It la magnificent true enough, but it is not appetizing. But JiiBt as the flat rlnderbrust Tits Its saving meerrettlg, just so the sym phrnles of Brahms gain favor in the playing. The meerrettlg give tle rln derbrust an Indescribable tang, an In effable sting, a quaint flavor of dlftb lerie, and in the same way the emo tions nnd mistakes of orchestral per formers Innoculate the scores of Brahms with the blest microbes of hu man weakness. In the midst of a de velopment section as academically perfect as the binomial theorem some Irresponsible viola player (suffering, perhaps, from the fumes of cheap liq uor), sounds a wolf tone or snaps a string, and the result Is a golden mo ment. The music, thus mutilated, In sults the Intellect, but touches the heart. One ceases to admire It, and begins to enjoy It. The whole subject, of course, is full of snares, and we pause for refresh ments. But there is need in the world for a philosopher who will work It out to ten places of decimals who will explain to us tho subtle relationship between music nnd viands. We have hinted at the nature of the chains which bind sauerkraut to the great Ludwlg. and rlnderbrust to the aus tere Johannes. But why does the Bis marck herring suggest Wagner and the succulent kartoffelkloss Weber and "Der Frelschuetz," and stewed prunes Haydn, and hosenpfeffer Mozart. And why, when we hear the music of Rich ard 8trauss, do we think Inevitably of pink lemonade and snake-eaters, shell games and tight ropes, jugglers and peanuts? stun. "Deur, if the old clothes man comes around this week you had better sell him what old clothes we have." "Not till you get me some new ones." Houston I'ost. Step lr Step, I believe in Improving environments, but when we have made the world fit for men to live In we shall still nsed to make men lit to live in it. Sir J sines Duck worl h. QUEER TWO-WHEELED AUTO. "UltYCI.E" MOTOR CAR. A most extraordinary two-wheeled automobile, designed on the principle of a "dicycle" bicycle which drew at tention In England twenty or more years ago, has been built In London and sent to this country for exhibi tion. It consists of a couple of large solid- tired wheels, connected by an axle from which hangs a platform sufficing for the engine, which Is at the rear, is of the single-cylinder type and develops four and a half horse power. The countershaft lies parallel with the axle of the vehicle, and on the ends are a pair of roller chains driving sprockets that engage with the wheel hubs. The steering la accomplished by an ordi nary auto steering wheel, which act uates wires that move friction discs between the sprockets and the wheel hubs, the drive being released from one wheel or the other to effect a turn. The chief feature of this remarkable type of machine Is the cheapness with which It can be built and the lack of vibration that results from the use of large wheels. The seat for the driver and passengers rests JuBt over tho axle. Popular Mechanics. BURNED PAPER MONEY. Source of Great Profit to the Govern ment and Hank. At the redemption windows of tho treasury and of the subtreasurles oi' the country any silver coin that ha3 not been mutilated willfully and which still is recognizable as from the mints of tho United States will be redeemed at face value, this In spite of the fact that the silver In the worn coin may not be worth half Its face value. As to gold coin, the government stand3 only a small portion of the loss from abrasion; but, according to weight, these worn gold coins always are re deemable. In the case of the- paper currency two-fifths of a note must be presented If Jt shall be redeemed or a new note Issued, and no matter what the evi dence may be as to total destruction of this paper currency, the govern ment regards it as the holder's Indi vidual loss with which it is no further concerned. Fire may melt $1,000 worth of silver coins and it is wprth its metal value. It may melt J1.000 in gold coins and the mint will pay $1,000 In new twenty-dollar gold pieces for the mass. But the ashes of $1,000 in paper currency is without value. In the thousands of fires over the country every year Involving office buildings, factories, business houses nnd family residences an untold total of legal tender notes ot all kinds are destroyed. Every piece of such paper lost la loss to the holder and gain to the government or to a, Rational bank. It is a promissory note hopelessly lost to the holder. It Is even more, for In many cases an individual man might redeem his debt obligation If he were assured by the holder of It that the piece of paper to which he had signed hla name had been destroyed by acci dent and by no chance could turn up again against him. Chicago Tribune. GAME OF GOFF, GOUFF, OR GOWF. Origin Traced lo the llomana, Al though Scotland Ilae Credit. One of the foremost of the games which we have adopted is the royal and ancient game of goff, gouff, gowff the last the genuine old pronuncia tion or golf, which, curling excepted, Is the game most peculiar to Scotland, as characteristic as baseball In Amer ica or cricket in England. The word was derived from the Dutch kolf, a club, but the game is not of Dutch origin, though In early days golf balls were Imported from Holland and per haps the name came with them, Arthur B. Reeve in Outing Bays. The date of the origin of golf, even approximately, like that of most sports, is unknown. Tradition has It that the game originated with the Scotch shep herds knocking a ball about the heath with their crooks. But among the Ro mans a game called paganlca was played with a ball stuffed with feath ers. AS eariy goil uaus were uiuue iu the same way In Scotland, It has been surmised that the Roman game was nerhaps a forerunner. An early name In England was bandyball, and In old prints reproduced by Strutt in his "Sports and Pastimes the club, some four and a half feet long, had a curva ature, much like a crook. Later the heads of the golf Btlcks were affixed to ash shafts and were faced with horn and backed with lead. Golf in the early days was a highly democratic game laird and cobbler were competitors; everyone played even the women. The links were the common land along the seashore.1 The prizes were simple a golf club or dozen balls, and only later the more elaborate medal and cup. Even tho great national prize wus a silver stick which never became the property of the winner. Mot ill ml Kind. "That old millionaire phllanthropisi is reported to be living in the odor ot sanctity." "No such thing. I see him riding In a gasoline car." Baltimore Amerl can. We wish we were a young girl who has Just returned fiom school. We saw one yesterday, and four girls had their arms around her. If all the Inventive genius wasted on excuses were exerted along more practical Hues, an extension would have to be built on the patent office. . It Is a great bleating to be able to pay your debU. CANCER Its Proper Treatment and Cure. In morbid anatomy tne one great ubject In which the great interest cnter3 Is Carcinoma, it is mentioned In all the writings of the ancients and considered by all of the moderns. The interest In this subject centers In Its malignancy. The Intrinsic ten Jency of Carcinoma Is to destroy life. The Interest Is heightened and intensi fied by the wide-spread prevalence and vigilance of the affection and the in adequacy of the present Knife Sur gical resources to successfully co le with It. Statistics reveal an alarming death rate from Cancer. In England and Wales during one decade (I860- 1870) 2,379,022 persons above the age of twenty died and of this number 81,699 died from Cancer, a ratio of 1:29. The disease Is thought to be on the m creape. The general public is aware ot the inability of Knife-Surgery to suc cessfully treat it. It Is almost univer sally considered Incurable. There Is need of the establishment of successful therapeutic measures as well as the dis covery of the real cause of the disease. Until recently Carcinoma has suc cessfully defied all medical prac tice, but while Its cause is still a Dk. I'KUKV NICHOLS SANATORIUM, HOT SPRINGS. SOUTH DAKOTA. mystery, that a method of treatment has been discovered by which It can be utterly destroyed Is the most sig nificant fact in therapeutics since the discovery of the circulation of the blood. We have now for the first time in the history ot clinics a few young scholarly physicians ot genius who, having the confidence of a righteous cause and the ability to advance it rightly, believe the future belongs to them. It required courage to announce the fact of having the ability to treat Carcinoma. The schools denied the possibility of cure and held up the an nouncement to ridicule. Nearly all the regular physicians and surgeons treat ed Carcinoma specialists with con tempt. One very prominent specialist In another line of surgery declared that "cancer specialists cured twenty pe." cent of their cases because twenty per cent were not cancer." Now we want to quote from a surgeon who was Pro fessor of Surgery in Rush Medical Col lege, Professor of Surgery In Chicago Polyclinic, Attending Surgeon in Pres byterian Hospital, Chicago, Surgeon in Chief to St. Joseph's Hospital, Chicago, and author of the great work, "Pathol ogy and Surgical Treatment of Tu mors." Dr. N. Senn. M. D.. Ph. D., LU D., of Chicago, Illinois. On page 218 of his Pathology we find these word3 Id italics: "Every Carcinoma has benign durable) period." Again on page 2C6: "Every modern writer on Carcinoma insists upon the importance of early operative treatment. Card noma is no longer regarded as a con stitutional or Hood disease. It has a binign (curable) stage during which it resembles benign epithelial tumors. and it is amenable to successful treat tnt-nt by thorough removal." Now whose opinion shall we take? The opinion of the Hurgeon who makes no attempt' to treat the disease? or shall we believe the statement of that surgeon who stands at the head of the world's great pathologists and s so recognized by every great school of medicine and surgery on the planet? We believe an Intelligent public will accept the statement of Dr. Senn What causes the enmity to Cancer Specialists? Ignorance. The arguments against the Cancer Specialists have been like the slides In a magic lantern. The first stereo typed objection was that Cancer was Incurable by any process whatever, hence the Cancer Specialist was fake. In reply to this statement It Is sufficient to say that the objection can not be stated In the presence of any well Informed modern pathologist The second objection was that Can cer specialism was contrary to the code of ethics of the profession. In answer to that argument it is entirely compe tent to Btate that nearly every great discovery In clinics Is being made by specialists and that every disease anl every kind of surgery is being treat ed by specialists. The noted person ages in science, arts, philosophy, aJd finance and the great Captains of In lustry seek the services of specialist -j, The third argument was that Cancer Specialists were Ignorant quacks. In answer to that statement will say that no branch of therapeutics or clinics tan name as its representatives any higher scholarship and professional ibllity than are found ' among some Cancer Specialists. The day when too Cancer Specialist can be disposed of with a sneer has passed with the day that held the tuberculosis specialist in contempt. There are thousands of per sons in the various walks of lift; from the dally laborer to the capitalist who can testify lj the fact that' Carcinoma baa been cured In their Individual cases. That there was a time when there were a great many cance specialists who were not physicians and were ignoraut ot the remedies for common diseases, and that there are such to-day is unques tiouably true, but that there are aow learned and able physicians and urgeons who make a specialty of can cer Is equally true. That there are a rmy of ignorant, incompetent, irre ponsibe quacks in the regular prac lice of medicine and who are carrying 11 pi en as from regular medical schools no well-informed person will deny, but that there are grand scholarly, good men also in the profession who are blessing humanity and are an honor to the profession all will admit. The great Dr. Senn of Chicago, on page 26S of his Pathology, says: rerwo- ntnt results Kill follow the operative tnatment of Carcinoma tne opera lion i performed before regional infection has occurred. Every case ol sxternal cancer can bt cured It well removed before regional Infec tion has occurred. Why any one should doubt that proposition Is more than I can understand. I have recently ob served the force of the argument and position here presented. I lately had the honor of visiting a specialist on the subject of cancer, which visit was ery Impressive to ne on account of having known this physician in his boyhood days. I knew him on both social and business planes, and I saw him grow from an humble position to physician now with a national repu tation, impregnable and Invulnerable, as ha3 been demonstrated by the suc cessful resistance against thousands of attacks from unscrupulous and preju- Iced physicians, characterizing the ame spirit against progress that was shown in the days when Harvey dis covered the circulation of the blood. This specialist Is none less than Dr. Perry Nichols of Hot Springs, South Dakota. Whatever may be said of Cancer Specialists in general and of their great pretensions to secret treatment. I have both the pleasure and the hon or of clearing that physician from the stigma from any accusation of reserv ing to himself any pecuniary or selfish ight In using that which the world may not know. The work as I saw there was as an open book. TREATMENT. The method used will commend It self to any one who will Investigate. ( is radical and thorough. It destroys the tumor. It is not knife surgery, but more effective. Does not weaken the patient by destroying needless healthy tissue, or by loss of blood, but destroys all diseased parts and leaves the wound In condition to heal rapidly. It is the highest form ot chemical caus- ic known; the most powerful, yet easy to control. We have witnesses ot cures from ocean to ocean and from the Great Lakes in the North to the Gulf In the South, and no rational man visiting such an institution, whether physician, surgeon or other wise, will fall to corroborate these statements. It Is surely a disgrace to the medical profession that It does not more generally recognize this line of treatment. They are not working for the good of humanity in their pres ent attitude of opposition. E. M. CATHCART, A. B., Chartv Oak, Iowa. A Word from Friends Who . Hare Been Here. Those afflicted with anv malady very properly desire evidence as to whot they may expect when they are in searcn or a cure, and especially so it they have al rendr emended monev for treatment Therefore we herewith append a very few brief extracts from letters received iroui those who know from experience what Dr. Nichols can do. WHAT A SKILLFUL SPECIALIST OF CHICA GO SAYS. Dr. R. B. Miller, one of Chicago's most skillful specialists, of 14.1 Oakwood Blvd., who was successfully treated for cancer upon the nose at Dr. Nichols' Sanator ium in the autumn of I'.MK), writes on Jan. 10, l'.HO: "I want you to tell me any time l can ne or service 10 you in the way of recommendation or reference. any place and any time, and 1 will be only too glad to he of help to you, as well as to any one in need of your ser vices. 1 am nne ana nanny, vtounu looks remarkably fine. Dr. Pusey (one of Chicago's most eminent X-Rny special ists) says It is the finest senr he has ever seen from any operation. 1 cm look- in for cases to start your way. I-rnter- nally yours. Dr. R. B. Miller." AFTER SPENDING HUNDREDS OK DOLLARS CAME TO Ilil. NICHOLS AND WAS CURED. Mrs. Bell Scott of Sr. Paul. Nebr., writes a friend on March f, 1!10: "Af ter spending several hundred dollars try ing to get my cancer removed I went to Dr. Perry Nichols' Sanatorium at Hot Springs, South Dakota, upon the advice of friends, as it seemed my only chance for life. I was rhere five weeks. When I went I could hardly sit up, the pain was so severe, but I came home cured and shortly after did my work. I want to do all I can to help suffering people. Respectfully yours. "Mrs. Bell Scott." "loud in her praises," A sufferer from cancer at Early, Iowa consulted Mrs. James Grace, of that place, regarding her treatment for cancer at Dr. Nichols' Sanatorium, and writes as follows concerning Mrs. Grace: "Her face is all right and she is loud in her praises of you and the treatment of her terrible cancer, which she now believes cured. I was so pleased with all she told me that I want further informa tiou." A BANK PRESIDENT'S OPINION. "That the public may have the benefit of my experience, I will state that I had a sore or growth in the palm of my baud which was diagnosed as a Cancer. I treat ed with a number of prominent physi cians without receiving any good results I finally heard of Dr. Nichols, of Hot Spriucs, South Dakota. I visited his Sanatorium and after examination, Dr, Nichols pronounced my trouble to be s soft cancer. I remained at the Sanator ium three weeks and came home wi:h my hand perfectly cured so far as tho cancer is concerned and I have had no further indication of cancer since that time. During my stay with Dr. Nichols I witnessed many permanent cures, and I cau truthfully make known that in my judgment Dr. Nichols can cure any ex posed cancerous sore or growth if the same is put under his treatment at tbe proHr time and without delay. ery respectfully, J. J. MllNTOSH 'President American Bank, Sydney Nebr." A HAPPY COLORADO WOMAN. "Perry Nichols, of Hot Springs. S. D cured me of a cancerous lumor in th breast which had been growing for twen ty-six years, and for some time before I went for treatment I suffered very much It would soon have caused my death. Dr, Nichols Is a muster of his profession Mini everyone Is made perfectly ut home iu hi Sanatorium. "I would say to all afflicted as I was, 'Do not put it off until too late.' "I should be glad to answer the ques tion o' any one in regard to this mutter, "Mas. I.inda Keiff.r. Sterling, Colo." I'ANCEB REMOVED NEW MP PUT ON. "1 was sufferer from cancer on my upper lip. My trouble was made very much worse by use of X-Ray. I could not sleep nights on account of the pain I dually went to Dr. Nichols, whom I f'Miml to be purely a specialist on can cer. "His treatment in my case killed th cancer and stopped the pain in twenty four hours from the beginning. My en tire upiier lip was diseased sad was sooa removed. I he name doctor performed plastic surgical operation tar replsce- ment ef !!?. It was n mceess. I might write msny page In 'praise ot the bridge that curried v.ie over.' But t'.ie u'jove ! the truth and word cauuot make rC stronger. Write tne, any one who is seekisf lsformation. "A. II. Livinostoh. "Missouri Valley, Iowa." ANCFR MTCEHSrui.LT REMOVED FBOI NOME NEW NOSE GRAFTED. "Thanks to you and your skill, I have been so well that I have worked every day since Aug. 0, Sundays included. I am sure if you could see me you would be very well satisfied with the results of last year's work. My nose is shaping up well and in. y scars are rapidly fading; my forehead has token on a nearly nat ural shade, nnd the nerve system is well established both in nose and forehead. Respectfully yours. "Mrs. Moi.ue Crew, "I'JS S. West St., Galcsburg, Ills." Persons desiring further information upon this subject may obtain a booklet free upon "Cancer, Its Proper Treatment and (Jure," a very interesting and in structive publication, also containing numerous testimonials from former pa tients, with shout ."iH references, by addressing, DR. PERRY NICHOLS' SANATOR IUM, Hot Springs, S. D. CHARLESTON'S ANCIENT BELLS. How They Have Heen I'reserved for Centuries. The corner stone of the Church of St. Michael was laid in 1752 on the site first occupied by old St. Philip's. one of the most ancient colof.TaT churches In America. It was not until twelve years later that the chimes of eight bells was installed in the high steeple, which long served as a guide to mariners along that part of tbe Carolina coast. The money for these bells was raised by popular subscrip tion, and they were cast in London. It was a gala day when they arrived and were swung Into place in the lofty belfry where every one thought that they would ring for all time to come. A life of devotion and peace had been arranged for them, hut it con tinued only eighteen years. Then their vlclssitudinous history began. When the British evacuated Charleston Ma jor Trallle, of the Royal artillery, claimed the eight bells as one of the perquisites of war. He took them back to England and there they were sold. Sir Guy Carleton, who was then at New York, was appealed to, and he issued an order for the return of the bells. Meanwhile they had been bought In London by a Mr. Rybenau, formerly a merchant ot Charleston, as a "commercial venture." He had them shipped back to their former home, hoping to make a profit on their sale when they arrived. Just after the battle of Secesslon vllle, In 1862, St. Michael's chimes were taken down to escape being in jured in the bombardment of Charles ton. They were sent to Columbia, S. u., ior saieiy. iuis move lunieu uu disastrously, or during the occupation of Columbia by Sherman s army the bells were burned in the fire of Feb. 17, 1865. But they were so loved that the fragments were sacredly guarded, and when the war was over these pieces of old metal were shipped to England, to Mears & Steinbank, in London, the successors of the first founders, and recast. Strange, as It may seem, the original molds Into which they had been poured a century before had 6tlll been preserved. In February, 1867, the eight bells came back once more to Charleston. The en- tira oat rt rhlmpa tlfl1 rrnflRpH the A t- lanuc live limes ana iwo or. me uejj seven. Since then they have passed un harmed through many dangers. In spite of cyclones and earthquakes that nearly demolished the church, they still swing uninjured high up In their steeple. Every Sunday they call the people for half an hour before the time of each service. They toll or ring joyously to mark anniversaries or holidays; In fact, their mellow sound is one of the chief beauties of the picturesque old town by the sea. Harper's Weekly. . . I r- . . 1 . . 1 1 The late Dr. Edward Everett Haie was a great student of child life. Dr. Hale once dilated on the Incorrigibly bad tastes in books that children have. He Instanced the case of bis own son, now a famous architect, whose taste he had a hard time forming. Jack Harkaway and Dead wood Dick seemed to him the very topmost pinnacle ot literary excellence. He yawned over the splendid historical works his father read to him. One day, however, Dr. Hale had a gleam of hope. The little boy brought him a volume of English history, and said, "Will you read me some more out of this, please?" "Why, certainly, my hoy," the fath er answered, cordially." "What part would you like to have?" "Read me," said the little boy, "about Mary Queen of Scota getting her head cut off!" ' IllKh Clan .Sulfide. In China suicide has been a fine urt for several centuries. If a .mandarin is guilty of misconduct he is requested to put himself out of the land of the living. There is a distinction, too, in the manner in which the oriental m.iy die. If he Is of exalted rank and enti tled to wear the iieacock feather he Is privileged to choke himself to death with gold leaf. This is regarded as a distinguished manner ot ending life. If the mandarin is only of the rank that is entitled to wear the red button he muet. be content with strangltjg himself with a silken cord. Such are the distinctions of caste. TalLlnar In Clreie. "From what I've heard about Cuba." said Mrs. Lapsing, "they don't use the automobile very much down there. A rich Cuban rides around in a sort of two wheeled vocabulary. ArtUUo nepnrlee, "How are you getting along with your statue of war?" asked the land scape painter. . "I'm putting as bold a face on it a possible," answered the sculptor. Knllablenlna; II I m. jlgy Doctor, what aw Is the fl vmii" "" .. v. " Medical Adviser The possession of a brain, my dear boy.