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Hero was an end or me pipyiimo, niiu i Tom hclned Industriously with the bcr- ry-plcklng, wondering the while why she kept her face turned from him, and why his brain was In surh a turmoil, nd why his hands shook so If they happened to touch hers In reaching for the plffRln. Hut this new mood of hers was more through, unapproachable than tho other; and it CIIAPTKR X. was not until. the pltfKln was filled, and It was Just before the Christmas hoi they had begun to retrace their steps ldays, in his fourth year of the scctar together through the fragrant wood, an school, that Tom Gordon was ex that she let him see her eyes again, polled. Writing to the Reverend Silas and told him soberly of her troubles: at the moment of Tom's dismissal th9 how she was 15 and could neither read principal could voice only his regret nor write; how tho workmen's children and disappointment. It was a most sin In Gordonla hooted at her and called gular case. During his first and second her a mountain cracker when she went years Thomas hn af o t,iu i. a down to buy meal or to 1111 the molas- ses Jug; and, lastly, how. since her mother had died, her father had 1 work- ed little and drunk much, till at times mere was notning to eai save mo tatoes she raised In the little patch back of the cabin, and the berries she picked on the mountain side. "I hain't never told anybody afore, and you mustn't tell, Tom. But times I'm scared paw MI up and kill me when when he ain't feolin' Just right. Hu's some good to me when he ain't red eyed; but that ain't very often, nowa days." Tom's heart swelled within him; and this time it was not the heart of the Pharisee. There Is no lure known to the man part of the race that ia half so potent as the tale of a woman In trouble. "Does does he beat you, Nan?" he asked; and there was wrathful horror In his voice. For answer she bent her head and parted the thick black locks over a long scar. "That's where he give me one with the skillet, a year come Christmas And this" opening her frock to show him a black-and-blue bruise on her breast "It what I got only day afora ylsterday." Tom was burning with Indignant compnsRlon, and bursting because he could think of no adequate way of ex pressing it In all his fifteen years no one had ever leaned on his before, and the sense of protectorship over thla abused one budded and bloomed like a Juggler's rose. "I wish I could take you home with mo, Nan." he said, simply. "No, you don't," she said, firmly. "Your mammy would cull me a little heathen, same as she used to; and I reckon that's what I am I hain't had no chanst to be anything else. And you're goln' to be a preacher, Tom." Why did it rouse a dull anger in his heart to be thus reminded of his own scarce-cooled pledge made on his knees under the shadowing cedars? He could not tell; but the fact remained. "You hear me, Nan; I'm going to take caTe of you when I'm able. Vo matter what happens, I'm going to take care of you." was what he said; and a low rumbling of thunder and a spat tering of rain on the leaves punctuated the promise. She looked away and was silent. Then, when the rain began to come faster: "Let's run, Tom. I don't mind gettln" wet; but you mustn't." They reached the great rock shelter ing the barrel-spring before the shower broke in earnest, and Tom led the way to the right. Half-way up Its southern face the big boulder held a water-worn cavity, round, and deeply hollowed, and carpeted with cedur needles. Tom climbed In first and gave her a hand from the mouth of the little cavern. wnen boo wi up ana In, tncre was room In the nest-like hollow, but none i0 And on tha matant tha um. TT1 HI" hrtWPr Unlit flnurn unnn Ih. vnmin- tain alda and closed the cave mouth ai with a thick curtain. There waa no speech in that little ii. tcrval of cloud-lowering and cloud -lifting. The boy tried for it, would have taken up the confidences where the atorm-comlng had broken them off; but It waa blankly Impossible. All the curious thrills foregone seemed to cul minate now in a single burning desire: to have it rain for ever, that he might nestle there in the hollow of the gnat rock with Nan so close to him that he could feel the warmth of her body and the quick beating of her heart agaln.it his arm. Yet the sleeping conscience did not stir. The moment of recognition was withheld even when the cloud curtain began to lift and he could st-e the long lashes drooped over me aark eyes, and the flush in the brown cheek matching his own. "Nan!" he whispered, catching his breath; "you're you're the " Bhe slipped away from him before he could And the word, and a moment later she was calling to him from be low that the rain waa over and she must hurry. lie walked beside her to the. door of the miserable log shack under the sec ond cliff, still strangely shaken, but striving manfully to be himself again. The needed fillip came when the moun talneor stuggored to the threshold. In times pust, Tom would quickly have put distance between himself and Tike Uryerson In the squirrel-eyed stuge of Intoxication. Hut now his promise to Nan was behind him, and the Gordon biood was to tho fore. "It was my fault that Nun stayed so long," he said, bravely; and he w:is Immensely relieved when Uryerson. milking quite sure or his identity, m--cunie effusively hospitable. "Cap'n Gordon's boy 'f cou'se; didn't make out to know ye, 't Mis'. Come awn in the house an' sit a spell; come In. I say!" Again, for Nan's sake. Tutu could do no less. It wus tho final plunge. Tlx boy wus come of ubstlnent stock, whlct wus possitily the reason why the smell of the raw corn liquor with which the cabin reeked gripped him so fiercely, lie that as it may, he could make but a feeble resistance when the tipsy mountaineer pressed him to drink; and the nil glit barrier went down altogether when he saw the appealing look In Nan's eye. Htralghtway he divined that there would be consequences for her when he was gone if the maudlin demon should be aroused In her rutin i. Bo he put the tin cup to his lips ami coughed and strangled over a slnglu swallow of the fiery, nauseating stuff; n n n n h n n n n n LVNDE Prancli Lrnd n did this for the girl's sake, and then rose and fled away from the mountain with his heart ablaze and a fearful clamor as of the Judgment trumpet sounding In his ears. The next morning he came hollow- ryca to ins nreakTast. and when tha chance offered, besouaht hla r.ihnr in Rive him one of the many boy'a Jobs in the Iron plant during the summer va- cation nuked and obtained. And nei- tlier the hotel on the mountain top nor the hovel cabin under the second cliff saw him more the long summer had attained to it. On the apirltual side he had been aomewhat non-committal, to be sure, but to offset this, he had deeply Interested In tho preparatory meoioglcal studies, or .t , appeared to be. But on his return from his first summer spent at home there was a marked change In him, due, so thought Doctor Tolllvar. to his association with the rougher class of workmen in tha iron mills. It was as if he had sud denly grown older and and harder, and the discipline of the school, admirable as the Reverend Silaa knew it to be, waa not severe enough to reform him. "It grieves me more than I can tell you, my dear brather, to be obliged to confegg that we can do nothlna- more ror mm here," was the concluding par agraph of the principal's letter, "and to add that his continued presence with us is a menace to the morals of the school. When I say that the of fense for which he is expelled is by no meana the first, and that it is the dou ble one Of Kamhllnar nnri tsnnini, t toxlcating liquors in his room, you will understand that the good repute of Becrsheba was at stake, and there was no other course open to us." Thomas Jefferson turned his back on three and a half years of Beersheba, with hot tears in his eyes and an angry word on his lips. The Plntsch lights were burning brightly in the Pullman, and these and the tears blinded him. Some of the sections in the middle of the car were made down for the night, and while he was stumbling in the wake of the porter over tho shoes and the hand-bags left in the aisle, the train started. "Kower ten, Bah," said the black boy, and went about his business in the lin en locker. But Tom stood balancing himself with the swaying of the car and staring helplessly at the occupant of lower twelve, a young girl In a gray traveling coat and hut, slt'lng with her face to the window. "Why, you somebody!" she exclaim ed, turning to surpriso him In the act of glowering down on her. "Do yon know, I thought there might be Just one chance in u thousand that you'd co home for Christmas, so I made the por ter tell me when wo were coming to 15eersheba. Why don't you sit down?" Tom edged Into the opposite seat and shook hands with her, all in miserable, comfortless silence. Then he blurted out: "If I'd had any Idea you were on this train, I'd have walked." Ardea laughed, and for all his mis ery ho could not help' remarking how much sweeter tho low voice was grow ing, and how much clearer the blue of her eves was under the forced light of the gas-globes. "You are Just the same rude boy aren't you?" she said, leniently. "Are there no girls In FJeersheba to teach you how to be nice?" "I didn't mean It that way," he has tened to say. "I'm always saying the wrong thing to you. Hut If you only knew, you wouldn't speak to me; much less let me sit here and talk to you "If I only knew what? Perhaps you would better tell me and let me Judo for myself," she suggested; and out of the past came a flick of the memory whip to make him feel again that she was immeasurably his senior. "I'm expelled," he said, bluntly. "Oh!" For a full minute, as it seem ed to him, she looked steadfastly out of the window at the wall of bluckness Hitting past, and the steady drumming of the wheels grated on his nerves and got into his blood. Vlhcn it wus about to become unbearable she turned und gave him her hand again. "I'm Just as sorry as I cuti be!" she declared, und the slate-blue eye confirmed It. "It was this way: three of the bovs came to my room to play curds be. cause their rooms were watched. I didn't want to play oh, I'm none too good;" this In answer to something in her eyes that made him eager to tell her the exact truth "I've done it lots of times. But ttiat night I'd been thinking well. I, Just didn't want to. thut's all. Then they said I was afraid, and of course that settled it." "Of course," he agreed, loyally. Walt; I want you to know It all.' he went on. doggedly. "When Martin tie's tho Greek and Latin, you know slipped up on us, there was a bottle of whisky on the table, lie took dow.i our names, und then he pointed ut "h bottle, und Bald, 'Whleh one of you does that belong to?' Nobody said any thing, and after It began to get sort of well, kind of monotonous. I plek.-d up the bottle and offered him a driiiiv. and put it In my pocket. That settled me." "Hut it wasn't yours," she averred. His smile was u rather ferocious grin. "Wasn't it? Well, I took it. anv way; and I've got it yet. Now here: that's my berth over there anl I'm going over to it. You needn't let on like on know me any more "Kiddle!" alio said, inaklog a f.u-e r.t hliil. "You say that like a lit 1 1. lee trying, oh, so hard, to be a man. I'll believe yuu are just us bail as ban c el be, if you wunl me to; but you mustn't lie rude to me. e don t play cards or drink tilings ut furrotl College, but some of us Save liuolln-m, and well, wo can't help knowing Tom was saberly silent for (he spae of half a hundred rail-lengths. Then he aid :"I wish I'd had a sister; muybo It would have been different.' "No, Indeed. Il wouldn't. You're gv Ing to be Just what you are going to be, and a dozen sisters wouldn't make any dlfftrence MOne like you would make a lot f-t difference." It made him blush and have a slight return of the largeness of hands: but he said It. Fhe laughed. "That's nice. But I mean what I say. Sisters wonldn t help you to he good, unless you really wanted to be good yourself. They'ra Just comfortable persons to hava around when you sre tuklng youf whipping for being naughty. "Well, that's a good deal. Isn't It? Again she made the adorable llttKi face at him. "Do you want me to be your sister for a little while till you get out of scrape? Is that what you are trying to say He took heart of grace, for the first time in three bad days. "Say, Arde I'm hunting; for sympathy; Just as I used to a long time ago. But you mustn't mix up with me. I'm not worth it. "Oh, I suppose not; no boy is. Bn tell me; what are you going to do when you get back to Paradise?" "Why I don't know; I haven't thought that far ahead; go to work to the iron plant and be a mucker all tS rest of my life, I rerkon.' 'And all the way along you've been meaning to be a minister Ho gritted his teeth. "That's all over, now; I reckon It s been over for a long time. "That Is more serious. Does your mother know? She mustn't, Tom; It will Just break heart 'As if I didn't know?" he said, bit terly. "But Ardea, I haven't been quit square with you. The way I told It about the cards and the whisky you might think "I know what you are going to say. But It needn't make any all-the-tima difference, need it? You've been back sliding isn't that what you call it? but now you are sorry, and "No; that's the worst of it I'm not sorry, the way I ought to be. Besides, after what I've been these last two years but you can't understand; it would Just be mocki'ry mocking God, I told you I wasn't worth your while. She smiled gravely. "You are such a boy. Tom. Don t you Know mat an through life you'll have two kinds of friends: those who will stand by you because they won't believe anything bad about you, and those who will take you for Just what you are and still stand by you?" He scowled thoughtfully at her. "Say, Ardea; I'd Just like to know how old you are, anyhow! You say things ev cry once In a while that make me feel as If I were a little kid in knee-breech cs. She laughed in his face. "That Is the rudest thing yoa'vo said yet! But I don't mind telling you since I'm to be your sister. I'll be 17 a little while after you're 18." 'Haven't you ever been foolish, like other girls?" he asked She laughed again, more heartily than ever. "They say I'm the silliest tomboy In our house, at Carroll. But I have my lucid Intervals, I suppose, lika other people, and this ts one or men, I am going to stand by you to-morro-.v morning, when you have to tell your father and mother that is, if you want me to." His gratitude was too large for speech, but he tried to took it. Thep then porter came to make her section down, and he had to say goou-nigm and vanish. (To be continued.) PAXACE RAZED IN TEXAS. Will He Heplaoed by m Modern Ten. Ktorr OMIre HulldlnK. After having been In situ since 1735 the stone and mortar of the Vera- niendl palace will be used in the con struction of a modern ten-story office building, a New York Herald's San Antonio correspondent says. Instead of hearing the gasconades of Spanish conqulstatlores and the dolce voices of senorltas they will hereatter listen to the click of typewriters and the gig gles of those who work them. No more will they look upon proud Dona from far Illspano, armed cap-a-pie and Incased In helmet, visor, doublet and cuirass, for hereafter twentieth cen tury business men with green neck' ties, pink socks, pigeon-toed shoes and padded garments will be the only com panions. Before the stones get that far, however, they will be put through t7o mill and made of the size used in concrete construction. They are lime stone, of excellent quality and well adapted for their future missions. With the Vcramendl palace passes one of the best known architectural remains of Spanish-American civiliza tion. It was erected almost simulta neously with the Mission San Antonio do Valero, now the Alamo, and for many years was the white house of the Spanish province of Bexar, a ter ritory comprising all or lexas. in those days, however, it was merely known as the governor's house, a de scription more suitable than Veramen dl palace. The latter name It received because of its occupancy by the last Mexican governor of Texas. The building stood in Soledad street, Its site marking rormeriy me northeastern corner of a large publlo square, the center or wmcn wus Decu pled by the Plaza des Armas of San Fernando Presidio. In Its rea was a big garden, which extended U the banks of the San Antonio rlva, tne whole house and garden being t one time surrounded with a very trong palisade nirtl deep ditches. It was no uncommon thing to have the radians make raids right In the city ia those rinvs nnd for that reason deft-Ms of that kind were necessary. The old building was the ome of many a romance or love ami amruer. Almost In its shadow a Mexican gen eral caused to be butchered lit pig a number of Spanish und othiiS pris oners who hud been untornat enough to side with tho SpuniU gov eminent during the Mexican revolu tion. The desrrlption of this scene, plct tiling the assassin as he whetted the knife c. the soles of his shoes everv time lie nan sill t ne inroui ot a prisoner, forms one of the nios stirring 'chapters in Texas history. 1 the Vernniemli palaee lien Milam met his end nt the assassin's hand nnd In lis s.itio ami the shaded walks of il gardens .lame Bowie, designer of the famous knife bearing hi name, court ed and won Ursula Veruniendl, said to have been by far the prettiest woman In Texas. All that remains Intact of the fa mous old structure now are a par of cedar doors wnicn nun swung on their hinges since ITIl.'i. They are elaborately carved and unusually well preserved. For some time to com they will swing In a private residenca In this city, but It U hoped to put them in soint museum In the near fuj lurs. 8AW COMET IN 1835. Dr. H'f of Allnntn Hnmamhera Former Vlalt of "Mailer-" "Afraid of Halley's comet, negress loses her mind." "Alarmed over the possible dire re sults of Halley's comet coming In con tact with the earth, Jane Godfrey, a young negreas, has lost her mind and to-night Is locked In the county Jail preparatory to being transferred to the state asylum. "Other negroes In this community are more or less alarmed over what some of theni declare Is 'the visitln' of God's wrath' in the sending of the comet." The above clipping and similar no tices In the dally papers bring to mind some of the sensational scenes that happened when this same comet appeared in the year 183"), says Dr. B. J. Maswey, In the Atlanta Constitu tion. The whole country had Just re covered from the impression made upon It by the falling of the stars only two years before. At that time almost all the negroes of the south and a great many illiterate and Ig norant white people felt that when the stars fell the world had come to an end or would soon do so. Although quite a child, only 7 years of age, I remember distinctly some of the startling, although very amusing, circumstances that happened In good old Georgia about the middle of No vember, 1833. About the time our good people were recovering from the shock of the stars falling Mlllerlstn had begun to hold Its sway. William Miller, after whom Millerlsm got its name, was a premlllennlallut and thousands of fol lowers expected the immediate return of Jesus to reign upon the earth, be lieving in the literal fulfillment of the prophecies. They claimed that the first Judgment would take place not later than 1840, or perhaps several years more. So firm was the faith of many that they disposed of all their worldly pos sessions preparatory to this event. So far as I could learn, no one in Geor gia did so, but thousands In other parts of the country prepared "ascen sion robes," ready to be fully clothed for the occasion. When the comet appeared many felt that this was a token that Judgment day was close at hand and that the world was coming to an end. Negroes held meetings at various times and became very much xclted over the subject. At these meetings. In order, to be ready when the world comes "ter er een, they wantea to ne reaay to go. Here they confessed their sins to one another, and to their good "old Mars ter above." Old Aunt Esther, one of mv father's servants, confessed to cussing" the cow because she kicked over the bucket or milk, wnne Aunt Esther was down on her knees pray ng and she asked her "Heavenly Marster" to forgive her for it. Old Uncle Martin asked to be for given for eating the chicken pie which his wife had cooked from a chicken that he stole the night before from Miss Sophia's chicken coop, and all such other ludicrous scenes were ba ng enacted. Among the lower class of white people things almost as ludicrous were dally happening. I remember well one of our neigh bors, old Mr. Baird, came over and got very mad, almost uncontrollable, because my father would not agree with him In his extreme Mlllerlsm and because he would not help him get ready "and buy ascension robes and prepare for Judgment day." In that day and time, compared to the present slate or science people were ery Ignorant of comets, always dreading their appearance. When Halley's comet made Its ap pearance, in lSiio, uen. Anarew jack- son (Old Hickory) was then president of the United States, and at least three-fourths of the area of the pres ent country was still a wilderness. So there were few scientific workers In that day. Not even a single observa tory had been established In all Amer ica, consequently the masses knew little or nothing of scientific matters, especially astronomy. This comet was named for Sir Ed ward Haliey, the son of a soap boiler of London. Although of a very hum ble lineage, Haliey soon became leading English astronomer, an Intl mate friend and companion of Sir Isaac Newton. Of all the scientists he whs the very first to Identify this comet as a periodic visitor and to pre dict its return In 1910. MAN MUCH MARRIED IN UGANDA llnt-lielora Are Worthleaa and si ale Hleaaedneaa la a IHagraca. Like most African native people the Kavirondos are polygamous, says Capt Dunuesne In Travel Magazine. A man marries an ine women ue cua pay tor, the women, of course, having one hus band. To be correct, the females are monandrlc and the males are poly ganious. To break the marriage vow- means death. The man has his hut in an lnclosure surrounded by the huts of his wives. Unmarried men are looked upon as worthless. A man is Important only in nronortlon to the nwiiber of hi wives. So there is not much sing' blessedness in this part of Africa When a man wants a wife he must ap proach her nearest relatives and offe as many cows, goats and skins as h thinks her beauty demands. If tli father is satisfied the girl, wi)hon further ceremony, goes to the home u her husband. Often the price Is ralst or lowered on the bargaining system und on promises which are alway kept. Of course. It Is no flattery to young woman to have one goat offer i for her, since a Havlront'.o bell brings as many as six oxen. in war time the wivnen aivompan heir husbands to the trout and .iv even fiercer in buttle man tin; men They practice canlbalisni and eat th ulaiu their own as well as those the enemy. This habit will no doubt die out In time. Cartages may roll up to a house for a reception or a wedding, but the never have the same sound us win they roll up for a funeral. The principal asset of the dog an some gentlemen in politics is the abil Ity to make friends, and let the friends do tha rest PACTS W TABLOID FORM. Exportation of American eggs is In reasing constantly. Rapid growth of the finger nails Is said to Indicate good health. At the last semi annual official es timate there were 299,2'.)3 In'Uans in the United States. A healthy horse eats nine times its weight In food In a year, a health sheep six times. For several years the use of wheat flour has been Increasing and the use of rye flour decreasing lu Germany. In the year ended March 31, 1909, Siam Imported $1,724,115 worth of metal manufactures, exclusive of ma- hlnery, hardware and cutlery. In certain districts of Florida ex cellent highways are made by cover ing sandy roads once a year with the leaves of the long-leafed pine. The largest wooden structure In the world Is the Parliament building in Wellington, New Zealand, timber being preferred to stones because of the frequency of slight earthquakes. One Le Roullat, of Limoges, in France, seems to have been able to make clocks from any material, how ever unsuitable. One clock he fash ioned entirely from old newspapers converted Into pulp; another from large and small sticks held together by wires; a third from discarded to bacco cans, and so on. Some of his clocks are, however, triumphs of workmanship. Harper's Weekly. An electric lighting plant in Nebras ka is manufacturing ice as a by-prod uct. Tho exhaust steam of the plant, which would otherwise go to waste, Is utilized In the ammonia absorption process of Ice manufacture and also for distilling water from which the Ice fs made. This venture has proved a very profitable one for the lighting company, and might be copied to ad vantage by other similar plants. The Glasgow chief constable. In a report Issued, comments upon the re markable Increase of sobriety In the city. Apprehensions for drunkenness totalled 11,167, a decrease of consid erably over four thousand. While lack of money has no doubt contributed to increased sobriety, the chief constable states that the growth of temperance has been a great factor. A great deal of money has been spent on amuse ments, which was Just as available for spending on drink. Compared with two years ago the apprehensions for drunkenness showed a decrease ol nearly seven thousand. London Daily Mall. Nowhere for many years continuous ly hus the education machine worked more untiringly than in London. Yet of the skilled labor of London two- thirds Is done by men and women from the provinces, while seven out of every ten dock laborers and 80 ot 90 per cent of these who seek refuge in night shelters are London born and bred. What does this mean? Is it merely the fierce competition caused by the compelling attraction ot Lon don, with its glitter of wages? Ot does it prove some fatal weakness in the London schools? London Satur day Review. The great artists, like the great heroes, have always done whatevei came to hand. Michael Angeio grum bled and said he was a sculptor when Julius II. set him to paint, but he painted the roof of the Sistine chapel Shakespeare chafed at the popularity of the fool in the drama of his time and then produced the fool in "Iear. If either of them had waited for per feet conditions and an inspiration un trammeled by circumstances he would have done nothing. They produced masterpieces because they made the best of things as they were. And this is the business of the artist In life. London Times. King Victor's decision to pay Sar dinia his first visit since his accession Is a reminder that this large Italian island still belongs to the middlr ages. It is hard to believe that Sar dinia, known to the ancient Romanc as the granary of the empire and its mineral treasure house, should so re cently aa 1828 have been entirely with out roads. The beautiful highway over which, in Augustan days, golden harvests had been wheeled to the coast had been lost since the fall of the era plre. Even feudalism retained its hold on the life of the Sardes till 18.16. Pestilence, due to neglected soil and undralned swamps, had no doubt help ed to retard the return of civilization of the island which gave the crown to King Victor's house. London Chron icle. The mother of Karl Luft, the aero naut who was fatally Injured by the collapse of his balloon at Reinchen sachsen, has published a letter dated at Bittcrftid. thanking the people who condoled with her because of her be reavement. "Knowing that the last year of my son's Hie," she says, "wr.s his happiest, an, that sailing in the air was his greatest enjoyment gives me strength In my ulTlii tion. He used to leave his home enthusiast ically and return as one in triumph when an other fllglil had been accomplished, and he thanked his mother for humor ing him in his passion, and not giving way to fear. The const lousness that this early death closed a fully rounded life, ami that it was my privilege to make it happy nnd enjoyable in his own way serves now to bear me up." The first sleep is the soundest aft er the first hour the intensity of sleep slowly diminishes heme the value ol forty winks ufter dinner in quickly re (-operating shattered powers. Teuiperu tore and vitality are lowest at about J n. in . so that I'M) hoi'i--.' sl-'eii be lore in iJu in In aie woila lou. lucre ufter. Nature has no rule as to I he length of sleep, except tiiat men need less than women, since women are the more sensitive creatures, and a wom an's In in I beats rive times more a minute than a man's. Sleep should w Just so long that when you wake ir the morning a stretch and a yaw u onlj ar necessary to land you In a daytinn of hounding vigor. As to early lisiug it Is comforting to hear Dr Brjc say It ts a habit that has gone far to wreck the constitution of many a growing youiu. Londou Express. Jlmmr Holnn'a Slater. A Buffalo younfer told the fearhsf that his sister had tho measles. Tha teacher sent htm home and told him to stay there until his sister got well. After he had skipped Joyfully away another boy held up his hand an4 aald: "Teacher, Jimmy Dolan'a sister what's got tha measles lives la Omaha." Relattonablpa la Sontfc Dakota. "J notice she bowed to you. Is she In old acquaintance?" "T-yes; we'rs slightly acquainted. In faot, she's a sort ot distant rela tion. She was the first wife of my second wife's first husband." F.xperl Opinion. What Is the use of a child's going to school to learn mere grammar? Such evidently Is the opinion of tho mother 6f a girl whose teacher Instructed her to purchase a book on that subject According to a writer in the Burr Oak Herald, Lulu came back the next day with this explanatory letter: I do not desire for Lulu shall la gage In grammar, as I prefer her In Kage In yuseful studies, and can learn, her how to spoke and write properly myself. I have went through two grammars, and I can't say as they did me any good, I prefer her lngage la german and drawing and vocal muslo on the piano. SAVED HER LIFE. Newton, loiri, Woman Reatoreg to Health. Mrs. Ida Finch, 217 E. Main St.. Newton, Ia., says: "I was suddenly taken with pain in my back, so severe the doctor had to in ject morphine. My kidneys wero in a terrible state, the secretions contain ing heavy sediment, scalding and passing Irregularly. My feet and ankles swelled and puffy spots ap peared beneath my ' eyes. I had 25 smothering spells in one day and thought I would die. 1 doctored with the best local physi cians, but they were unable to help me. Then I started taking Doan's Kidney Pills and soon began to im prove. They saved my life." Remember the name Doan's. For sale by all dealers. 50 cents a box. Foster-MIlburn Co., Buffalo, N. Y. Did Ho Tip tho Walter Walters do not like the man who tears a bill In halves and gives halt of It to the man who serves him, with the promise that be shall have tha other half if he gives satisfaction. A veteran waiter describes to a writer in the New York Sun an experience with a man who resorted to this de vice. "I took pains -to serve him poorly, to show him that I did not care for his money," said the waiter. "I was so careless that when he was leaving he refused me the other half. I was sure he was a miser, anyhow. "I pointed out to him that the piece he had was no good to him as It was, and offered to buy It from him for two dollars. "He thought deeply a minute and declined. "Then I offered to sell him my hall for three 'dollars. Somehow or other this appealed to him, and ho bought It and seemed happy. "I'll bet he hasn't stopped flgurlna out yet, whether he won or lost. On thing he's sure of, he didn't tip tha waiter. Frightful Poaalbllltr, "But what will you do," asked hli confidential friend, "if they Imprison you?" "If they threaten to do that," answer ed the financial magnate, with a frown. "I'll send order to my agents to start the biggest panic this country ever saw!" Where It Plnrhea. "I don't mind having to pay high prices for luxuries. It's the cost of th necessities of life that counts." "Yes; if you get a good seat at . ball game you have to pay almost grand opera price for It." A DETERMINED WOMAN Mnallr Foana a Fooa That Cure II or. "When I first read of the remark able effects of Grape-Nuts food, I de termined to secure some," says a woman of Salisbury, Mo. "At that time there waa none kept in this town, but my husband ordered some from a Chicago traveler. "I had been greatly afflicted with sudden attacks of cramps, nausea, and vomiting. Tried all .sorts of remedies and physicians, but obtained only tem porary relief. As soon as I began to use the new food the cramps disap peared and have never returned. "My old attacks of sick stomach were a little glower to yield, but by continuing the food, that trouble has disappeared entirely. I am to-day per fectly well, can eat anything and ev erything I wish, without paying the peualty that I used to. We would not keep house without Grape-Nuts. "My husband wus so delirhted with the benefits 1 received t!'.it be has been recommending Grape-Nuts to his customers and hus built up a very large trade on the food. He sells them by the case to many of the lead ing physicians of the county, who rec ommend Grape-Nuts very generally. There is some satisfaction in using a really scientifically prepared food." Read th little book, "The Road to Wellvllle," in pkgs. "There's a Rea son." liver read tho above letter? A new on appears from time to time. They ar genuine, true, and fall ( haaiaa laterttt.