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"BLACK. By O. (Copyright by Aluslee Magasine Co.) OR some months of a cer tain year a grim bandit Infested the Texas border along the Rio Grando. Tecullnrly striking to the optic nerve was this no torious marauder. His personality secured him the title of "Black Eagle, the Terror of the Border." Many fearsome tales re of record concerning the doings of him and d!b followers. Suddenly, In the space of a single minute. Black Eagle vanished from earth. He was never heard of again. His own band never even (rueaaed the mystery of his disappearance. The border ranches and settlements feared he would come again to ride and ravage the mesqulte flats. He never will. It Is to disclose the fate of Black Eagle that this narrative Is published. The Initial movement of the story Is furnished by the foot of a bar tender In St. Louis. His discerning eye fell upon the form of Chicken Ruggles as he pecked with avidity at the free lunch. Chicken was a "hobo." He had a long nose like the bill of a fowl, an Inordinate appetite for poultry, and a habit of gratifying It without expense, which accounts for the name given him by bis fellow vagrants. Physicians agree that the partaking of liquids at meal times Is not a healthy practice. The hygiene of the saloon promulgates the opposite. Chicken had neglected to purchase a drink to accompany the meal. The bartender rounded the counter, caught the Injudicious diner by the ear with a lemon spieezer, led him to the door and kicked him Into the street. Thus the mind of Chicken was brought to realize the signs of coming winter. The night was cold; the stars shone with unkindly brilliance; people were hurrying along the streets In two egotistic, jostling streams. Men had donned their overcoats, and Chicken knew to an exact percentage the Increased difficulty of coaxing dimes from those buttoned-ln vest pockets. The time had come for his annual exodus to the south. A little hny. Ave or six years old. stood lookin? with covetous eyes In a confectioner's window. In one small hand he held an empty two-ounce vial; In the other he grasped something flat and round, with a shining milled edge. The scene presented a field of operations corrmenstirate to Chicken's talents and daring. After sweeping the horizon to make sure that no of ficial tug was cruising by, he Insid iously nccorted his prey. The boy, having been early taught by his house hold to regard altruistic advances with extreme suspicion, received the overtures coldly. Then Chicken knew that he must make one of those desperate, nerve shattering plunges Into speculation that fortune sometimes requires of those who would win her favor. Five cents was his capital, and this he must risk against the chance of win ning what lay within the close grasp of the youngster's chubby hand. It was a fearful lottery. Chicken knew. But he must accomplish his end by strategy, Finre he had a wholesome terror of plundering Infants by force. Once, In a park, driven by hunger, he had committed an onslaught upon a bottle of peptonized Infant's food In the possession of an occupant of a baby carriage. The outraged Infant had so promptly opened Its mouth and pressed the button that communi cated with the welkin that help ar rived, and Chicken did his "thirty days and" In a snug coop. Wherefore he was, as he said, "leary of kids." Beginning artfully to question the boy concerning his choice of sweets, he gradually drew out the informa tion he wanted. Mamma said he was to ask the drug store for ten cents' worth of paregoric In the bottle; he was to keep his hand shut tight over the dollar; he must not stop to talk to anyone In the street; he must ask the drug store man to wrap up the change and put In the pocket of his trousers. Indeed, they had pockets two of them! And he liked chocolate creams best. Chicken went into the store and turned plunger. He Invested his en tire capital in C. A. N. D. Y. stocks, simply to pave the way to the greater risk following. He pave the sweets to the young ster, and had the satisfaction of per ceiving thnt confidence was estab lished. After that It wns easy to ob tain leadership of the expedition; to take the Investment by the hand and lead It to a nine drug store he knew of In the same block. There Chicken, with a parental air, passd over the dollar and called for the medicine, while the boy crunched his candy, glud to ho relieved of the responsi bility' of the purchase. And then the successful Investor, searching his pockets, found an overcoat button the extent of his winter trousseau and, wrapping It carefully, placed the ostensible change In the pocket of confiding Juvenility. Setting tho youngster's face homeward, and pat ting Mm benevolently on the back, for Chicken's heart was as soft as those of his feathered namesakes the speculator quit the market with a profit of 1.700 per cent on his In vested capital. Two hours later an Iron Mountain freight engine pulled out of tho rail road yards, Texas bound, with a string of empties. In one of the cattle tars, half burled in straw, Chicken lay at ease. Beside him In his nest was a quart bottle of very poor whisky and a paper bag of bread mid hee.e Mr. Ruggles, In his private car. was on his trip scuth for the winter season. For a week thnt car was trundled southward, shifted, !nld over, and manipulattd after the manner of roll ing stock, hut Chicken stuck to It, leaving It only at necessary times to satisfy his hunger p.nd thirst. He knew it must go down to the cattle country, and San Antonio, In the heart m of KA.GLE HENRY of It, was his goal. There the air was salubrious and mild; the people Indulgent and long-suffering. The bar tenders there would not kick him. If he should eat too long or too often at one place they would swear at him as If by rote and without heat. Thoy swore so drawllngly, and they rarely paused short of their full vocabulary, which was copious, so that Chicken had often gulped a good meal during the process of the vituperative pro hibition. The season there was al ways springlike; the plazas were pleasant at night, with music and gayety; exceut during the slight and Infrequently cold snaps one could sleep comfortably out of doors In case the Interiors should develop lnhospi tality. At Texarkana the car was switched to the I. ft G. N. Then still south ward It trailed until, at length. It crawled across the Colorado bridge at Austin, and lined out, straight as an arrow, for the run to San An tonio When the freight halted at that town Chicken was fast asleep. In ten minutes It was off again for Laredo, the end of the road. Those empty cattle cars were for distribution along the line at points from which the ranches shipped their stock. When Chicken awoke his car was stationary. Looking out between the slats he saw It was a bright, moonlit night. Scrambling out, be saw his car with three others abandoned on a little siding In a wild and lonesome country. A cattle pen and chute stood on one side of the track. The railroad bisected a vast, dim ocean of prairie. In the midst, of which Chicken, with his futile rolling stock, was as completely stranded as was Robinson Crusoe with his land-locked boat. A white post stood near the rails. Going up to It, Chicken read the let ters at the top, S. A. 90. Laredo was nearly as far to the south. He was almost a hundred miles from any town. Coyotes began to yelp In the mysterious sea around him. Chicken felt lonesome. He hod lived In Bos ton without an education, in Chicago without nerve, in Philadelphia with out a sleeping place, in New York without a pull, and in Pittsburg sober, and yet he had never felt so lonely as now Suddenly through the Intense si lence, he heard the whicker of a horse. The sound came from the side of the track toward the east, and Chicken began to explore timorously In that direction. He Btepped high along the mat of curly mesqulte grass, for he was afraid of everything there might be In this wilderness snakes, rats, brigands, centipedes, mirages, cowboys, fandangoes, tarantulas, ta males he had read of them In the story papers. Rounding a clump of prickly pear that reared high Its fan tastic and menacing array of rounded heads, he was struck to shivering ter ror by a snort and a thunderous plunge, as the horse, himself startled, bounded away some fifty yards, and then resumed his grazing. But here was the one thing in the desert that Chicken did not fear. He had been reared on a farm; he had handled horses, understood them, and could ride. Approaching slowly and speaking soothingly, he followed the animal, which, after its first flight, seemed gentle enough, and secured the end of the twenty-foot lariat that dragged after him In the grass. It required him but a few moments to contrive th- rope Into an ingenious nose-bridle, after the style of the Mexican borsal. In another he was upon the horse's back and off at a splendid lope, giv ing the animal free choice of direc tion. "He will take me somewhere," said Chicken to himself. It would have been a thing of Joy, that untrammeled gallop over the moonlit prairie, even to Chicken, who loathed exertion, but that hla mood was not for It. His head ached; a growing thirst was upon him; the "somewhere" whither his lucky mount might convey him was full of dismal peradventure. And now he noted that the horse moved to a definite goal. Where the prairie lay smooth he kept his course straight as an arrow's toward the east. Deflected by bill c arroyo or Impracticable spinous brakes, he quickly flowed again into the current, charted by his unerring Instinct. At last, upon the side of a gentle rise, lie suddenly subsided to a complacent walk. A stone's cast away stood a little mott of coma trees; beneath It a Jacal such as tho Mexicans erect a one room house of uptight poles daubed with clay and roofed with grass or ttilo reeds. An experienced eye would have estimated the spot as the headquarters of a small sheep ranch. In the moonlight the ground in the nearby corral showed pulver ized to a level smoothness by the hoofs of the sheep. Kverywhero was carelessly distributed th pnrapher nalia of the place -ropes, bridles, Bad dies, sheep pelts, wool sacks, feed troughs and camp litter. The barrel of drinking water stood In the end of the two horse wagon near the door. The harness was piled, promiscuous, upon the wagon tongue, soaking up the clew. Chicken slipped to earth, and tied the horse to a tree. He halloed again and again, but the house remained quiet The door stood open, and he entered cautiously. The light was sufllclent for hl:n to see that no one was at home. Ho struck a match and lighted a lamp that stood on a table. The room was thnt of a bachelor ranchman who was content with the necessaries of ll'o. Chicken rummaged Intelligently until he found what ho had hardly dared hope for a small, tirnu-n tun, , ...III ... .1 ,1 ... , w.u.... jnf, iiint nun i t ' 1 1 v tt i u i (i BUllltt- ! thing near a quart of hla desire. Half an hour later, Chicken now a gamecock of hostile aspect emerged from the house with unsteady steps nun equipment to repine Ms own ragged attire. He wore a suit of coarse brown ducking, the coat being a sort of rakish bolero. Jaunty to a degree. Boots he had donned, and spurs that whirred with every lurch ing step. Buckled around him was a belt full of cartridges with a big six shooter in each of Its two holsters. Prowling about, he found blankets, a saddle and bridle with which he caparisoned his steed. Again mount ing, he rode swiftly away, singing a loud and tuneless song. Bud King's band of desperadoes, outlaws and horse and cattle thieves were In camp at a secluded spot on the bank of the Frio. Their depreda tions In the Rio Grande country, while no bolder than usual, had been ad vertised more extensively, and Can tain Kinney's company of rangers had been ordered down to look after them. Consequently, Bud King, who was a wise general. Instead of rutting out a hot trail for the spholders of the law, as his men wished to do, retired for the time to the prickly fastnesses of the Frio valley. Though the move was a prudent one, and not Incompatible with Bud's well-known courage, It raised dissen sion among the members of the band. In fact, while they thus lay Inglorl ously perdu In the brush, the question of Bud King's fitness for the leader ship was argued, with closed doors, as It were, by his followers. Never before bad Bud's skill or efficiency been brought to criticism; but his glory was waning (and such Is glory's fate) In the light of a newer star. The sentiment of the band was crys tallizing Into the opinion that Black Eagle could lead them with more lus ter, profit and distinction. This Black Eagle sub-titled the "Terror of the Border" had been a member of the gang about three months. One night while they were In camp on the San Miguel water hole a soli tary horseman on the regulation fiery steed dashed In among them. The newcomer was of a portentous and devastating aspect. A beak-like nose with a predatory curve projected above a mass of bristling, blue-black whiskers. Ilia eye was cavernous and fierce He was spurred, som breroed, booted, garnished with re volvers, abundantly drunk and very much unafraid. Few people In the country drained by the Rio liravo would have cared thus to Invade, alone, the camp of Bud King. B it this fell bird swooped fearlessly upon t lie in and demanded to bo fed. Hospitality in the prairie country Is not limited. Even if your enemy pass your way you must feed him before you shoot hltn. You must empty your larder Into him before you empty your lead. So, the stranger of un declared Intentions was set down to a mighty feast. A talkative bird he was, full of most marvelous loud tales and ex ploits, and speak'ng a language at times obscuro but never colorless. He was a new sensation to Dud King's men, who rarely encountered new types. They hung, delighted, upon his vainglorious boasting, the spicy strangeness of his lingo, his con temptuous familiarity with life, the world and remote places, and the ex travagant frankness with which he conveyed his si nt imcnts. To the ir guest the band of outlaws seemed to he nothing more than a congregation of country bumpkins whom he was "stringing for grub" Just as ho would have told his stories at the back door of a farmhouse to wheedle u meal. And. Indeed, his ignorance was not without excuse, for tho "had man" of the Fouthwest does not run to extremes. Those brigand might Justly have been taken for a !Itt!o party of peaceable rustics as ttl(l for a fish fry or pecan gath ering Orlitlo of rnnr, slchlng of gait, soft-voloed, unplcturesquely clothed; not one of them presented to the eye any witness of the des perate deeds they had earned. For two days the glittering stranger within the camp was feasted. Then, by common consent, he was Invited to become a member of Cie bund. He consented, presenting for enrollment the prodigious name of "Captain Montressor." This name was Immedi ately overruled by the band, find "Piggy" substituted as a compliment to the awful and insatiate appetite of its owner. Thus did (ho Texas border receive the most spectacular brigand that ever rode Its chaparral. For the next three months Bud King conducted business as usual, escaping encounters with law officers and being content with reasonable profits. The band ran off some very good com panies of horses from the ranges, and a few bunches of fine cattle, which they got safely across the Rio Grande and disposed of to fair advantage. Often the band would ride Into the little villages and Mexican settle ments, terrorizing the Inhabitants and plundering for the provisions and am munition they needed. It was during these bloodless raids that Piggy's ferocious aspect and frightful voice gained blm a renown more widespread and glorious than those other gentlo volced and sad faced desperadoes could have acquired In a lifetime. The Mexicans, most apt In nomen clature, first called him The Black Eagle, and used to frighten the babies by threatening them with tales of the dreadful robber who carried off little BLACK EAGLE AND HI8 BAND. children in his great beak. Soon the name extended, and Black Eagle, the Terror of the Border, became a rec ognized factor in exaggerated news paper reports and ranch gossip. The country from the Nueces to the Rio Grande was a wild but fertile stretch, given over to the sheep and cattle ranches. Range law was main ly a letter, and the pirates met with little opposition until the flaunting and garish Piggy gave the band "un- i due advertisement. Then McKlnney's ranger company headed for those pre cincts, and Bud King knew that It meant grim and sudden war or else temporary retirement. Regarding the risk to be unnecessary, he drew off his band to an almost Inaccessible spot on the bank of the Frio. Where fore, as has been Bald, dissatisfac tion arose among the members, a id impeachment proceedings against Dud were premeditated, with Black Eaglo in high favor for tho succession. Dud King was not unaware of the senti ment, and he called aside Cactus Taylor, his trusted lieutenant, to dis cuss it. "If the boys," said Bud, "ain't sat isfied with me, I'm willin' to step out. They're buckin' against my way of handlln' 'em. And 'specially he cause I concludes to hit tho brush while Sam Kinney Is rldin' the lino. I saves 'em from beln" shot or sent up on a state contract, and they up and says I'm no good." "It ain't so much that," explained Cactus, "as It Is they're plum locoed about Piggy. They want them whis kers and that nose of Mh to split the wind at the head of tho column." "There's somclhin' mighty seldom about Piggy," declared Dud, musingly. "I never yet see anything on tho hoof that he exactly prudes up with. He can Khore holler a plenty, and he j straddles it boss from where you laid the chunk. Dtit he ain't never been smoked yet. You know, Cactus, wo ain't had a row slnco he's been with us. Piggy's all right for skearln' the greaser kids and layln' waste a cross roads store. I reckon he's the finest canned oyster buccaneer and cheese pirate that ever vena, tut how's his appetite for flghtln'T I've knowed some citizens you'd think was s'nrv In' for trouble get a bad dose of dys Ppsy te first dose of lead they had to take." "He talks all spraddled out," said Cactus, " "bout the rookuses he's been In. He claims to have saw the ele phant and hearn the owl." "1 know," replied Bud, using the cow-puncher's expressive phrase of skepticism, "but It sounds to me!" This conversation was held one night In camp while the other mem bers of the band eight In number were sprawling around tho fire, lin gering over their supper. When Bud and Cactus ceased talking they heard Tlgpy's formidable voice holding forth to the others as usual while he was engaged In checking, though never satisfying, his ravenous appetite. "Wat's de use," be was saying, "of chasln' little red cowscb and hosses 'round for t'ousands of miles? Here ain't nuttin' In It. Gallopln' t'rough dese bushes and briers, and gettln' a first dat a brewery couldn't put out, and mlssln' meals! Say! You know what I'd do If I was main finger of dls bunch? I'd stick up a train. I'd blow de express car and make hard dollars where you guys gets wind." Later on, a deputation waited on Bud. They stood on one leg, chewed mesqulte twigs and clrcumlocuted, for they hated to hurt his feelings. Bud foresaw their business, and made It easy for them. Bigger risks and larger profits was what they wanted. The suggestion of Piggy's about holding up a train bad fired their Imagination and Increased their ad miration for the dash and boldness of the Instigator. They were such slm- pie, artless and custom-bound bush rangers that they had never before thought of extending their habits be yond the running off of live stock and the shooting of such of their acquaint ances as ventured to Interfere. Dud acted "on the level." agreeing to take a subordinate place in the gang until Dlack Eagle should have been given a trial aa leader. After a great deal of consultation, studying of timetables and discussion of the country's topography, the timp and place for carrying out their new enterprise was decided upon. At that time thcro was a. feedstuff famine in Mexico and a cattle famine In certain parts of the I'nlted States, and there was a brisk international trade. Much money waa being shipped along the railroads that connected the two re publics. II waa agreed that the mo t promising place for the contemplated robbery was at Esplna, a little sta tion on tho I. & G. N., about forty miles north of Laredo. The train stopped there one minute; the coun try around was wild and unsettled; the station consisted of but one house in which the agent lived. Dlack Eagle's band set out, riding by night. Arriving In (lie vicinity of lOspinu they rested their horses all day In a thicket a few miles dlstunt. Tho trHln was due at Esplna at 10: So p. in. They could rob the train and bo well over the Mexican border with their booty by daylight the next morning To do Dlack Eagle Justice, he ex hibited no signs of flinching from the responsible, honors that hnd been con f rred upon him. He assigned his men to their re spective poHts with discretion, and coached Idem carefully as to their dutlea. On each side of tho track four of the band were to lio conc ealed in tho chaparral. (lotch-Kar Dodgers wua to stick up the station agent. Broncho Charlie was to remain with the horses, holding them in readiness. At a spot where it was calculated the engine would be when the train stopped, Dud King was to lie hidden on one side, and Dlack Katie himself. ' on the oiher The two would get the drop on the engineer and firemen, foi'e th'tn to descend and proceed to the rear. Then the express car would be looted, and the escape made. No one was to move until Black Eagle gave the signal by firing his revolver. The plan was rerfect. At ten minutes to train time every man was at his post, effectually con cealed by the thick chaparral that grew almost to the rails. The night was dark and lowering, with n flnfc drizzle falling from the flying gulf clouds. Black Eagle crouched behind a bush within five yards of the track. Two six-shooters were belted around him. Occasionally ho drew a large black bottle from his pocket and ral ed It to his mouth. A star appeared far down the track which soon waxed Into the headlight of the approaching train. It came on with an Increasing roar; the engine bore down upon the ambushing dos- pcradoes with a glare and a shriek like some avenging monster come to deliver them to Justice. Black Eagle flattened himself upon the ground. Tho engine, contrary to their cal culations, Instead of stopping between him and Bud King's place of conceal ment, passed fully forty yards farther before It came to a stand. The bandit leader rose to his feet and peered around the bush. His men all lay quiet, awaiting the signal. Immediately opposite Black Eagle was a thing that drew his attention. In stead of being a regular passenger train it was a mixed one. Before him stood a box car, the door of which, by some means, had been left slightly open. Black Eagle went up to It and pushed the door farther open. An odor came forth a damp, rancid, familiar, musty. Intoxicating, beloved odor, stirring strongly at old memories of happy days and travels. Black Eagle sniffed at the witching smell as the returned wanderer smells of the rose that twines his boyhood's cottage home. Nostalgia seized him. He put his hand Inside. Excelsior dry, springy, curly, sort, enticing, cov ered tho floor. Outside the drizzle bad turned to a chilling rain. The train bell clanged. The bandit chief unbuckled his belt and cast It, with Its revolvers, upon the ground. His spurs followed quickly, and his brond sombrero. Black Eagle was moulting. The train started with a rattling Jerk. The ex-Terror of the Border scrambled Into the box car and closed the door. Stretched lux uriously upon the excelsior, with tho black bottlo clasned closely to his breast, til b eyes closed, and a foolish, happy snillo upon his terrible features, Chicken Rugglcs started upon his re turn trip. rixllsturhed. with a band of des perate bandits lying motionless, await ing the signal to attack, tho train pulled out from Esplna. As its speed Increased, and the black; masses of chaparral went whizzing past on either side, the express mossengeri lighting his pipe, looked through his window and remarked, feelingly: "What a Jim-dandy place for a hold up!" Burled With Mis Pipe. A man named Doilln, who was guill otined for murder at Le Mans, France, the other morning, smoked a pipe be fore his execution and asked leave to have It burled with him. When Doilln was awakened by the governor of the prison and told that his last hour had come he turned to the chaplain and said: "Father, you know how fond I am of smoking, and that cigarettes do not interest me. Fill my pipe for me, and let me smoke It for the last time." The chaplain did so, and, after smoking his pipe, Doilln submitted himself to the hands of the execu tioner and his assistants. But before going to the scaffold he obtained leave to slip his "best friend," as he called his pipe, Into his pocket, and the prison governor promised him that it should be burled with bis body. At the Wrong House. A man with a valUe rang the bell, and a lady came to the door. The man bowed, and inquired If the lady owned a graphophone. She said yes, she be lieved there was one somewhere about the house, but that it had not been used for a long time. "Then I should like to show you," he rejoined, proceeding to open his valise, "a new attachment for the machine, which we are " "No use," she interrupted, waving him away. "I used to have an at tachment for the things, hut I haven't now, and don't want to have. Our neighbors on both sides have grapho phones, for which they have a very strong attachment. 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