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CHAPTER IX. (Continued.)
"I nln't hurt none," she said, gravel.'.
And then: "I reckon we'd better be met-
tin' them berries. It looks like It riugm
shower some; and paw 'II kill me If I
Bln't home time to get Ills supper.
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
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
"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
"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
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
"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
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
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
"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
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
"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;
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
"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
"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
"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
"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
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
"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
"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
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
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
(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
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
8AW COMET IN 1835.
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
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
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
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,
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
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
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
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.
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
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."
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
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
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
"He thought deeply a minute and
"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
"But what will you do," asked hli
confidential friend, "if they Imprison
"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
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
"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 (
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