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DM? LOUIS JOSEPH VANCE- AUTHOR OP "THE BRASS BOWIs." EflTC. mias utmtowss by mm mumim COPYNCHT BY LOWS OOSCPH VANCX 8YN0P$I8. David Amber, starting for a duck-shoot-(n visit with hi frlond, Qualn, come tip on a young lady equestrian who linrf been Mftmountod by her homo becoming frlKnt ned nt tho sudden appoaranco In. the road C a burly Hindu. Ho declares hp Is fcohsrl IaI ChatterJI. "Thn appointed fnmtOipleca of tho Halt,' addresses Amber k man of high rank itnd pressing a mysterious little bronzo box. "Tho To. ktm," Into his hand, disappears In tho wood. Tho Klrl calls Amber by, narno. Ho In turn addresses hor as Mlsif Sophie Karrcll. daughter of Col. Karrell of tho Itfltlfth dlpiomatlo service In India and visit In the Qualns. Boveral nights lotor tho Qualn homo Is burglarized and the txronio box stolen. Amber and Qualn go hunting on an Island and becomo loit nnd Ambor Is loft marooned, Hs wanders about, finally reaches a cabin and roc exnlsea as Its occupant an old friend twined Itutton. whom lit. last met In ISng tnnd, ran,tiho' appears to bo In mdlng. When Mill Farrcll Is mentioned Itutton I trangely agitated. ChatterJI appears and uinmonu Rutton to a meotlng of a mysterious body, Vtutton seizes a revol ver and dnshes after ChatterJI. He re turm wildly excited, enys he has killed tho Hindu, takes poison, and when dying asks Amber to go to India on a mysteri ous errand. Amber decides to leavo at an eo for India. On tho way ho sends a totter to Mr. Labertouche, a scientific frlond In Calcutta, by a quicker route. Utien arriving ho finds a note awaiting Mm. It directs Amber to meet his frlond at a certain placo, Tho latter tells him fe known his mission Is to get Miss Far U out of tho country. Amber attempts . dispose of tho Token to a money-len 9er. Is mistaken for Itutton and barely capes being mobbed. A message from tAtrartouahfl causes him to' start for Dor JytHtt: on tho way lis meets Miss rarreil, and at their Journey's end asks r to becomo his wifo. A Hindu con ducts Amber to a secret place, and Into tho eretienro of a beautiful woman who mis takes him for nutton. Later Amber Is ruggod. The Hindus plot rebellion. CHAPTER fcVII. (Continued). "Hafoor," tho natlvo quavered In fright, "it watt cold upon tho water jnd you kept me waiting overlong. I landed, eeoklng shelter from tho wind. Jt your talk was not for tnluo cars, rwnember that you used a tongue I itd set know." "go you were listening!" Atnber calmed lilmnolf. "Novor mind. Where's your boat?" "I thought to bide It la tho rushes. K Uao ttazoor will bo patient for ft lit tie moment . . ." Tho native dropped down from tho bund nnd dis appeared Into the reedy tanglo of the lake shfre. A minute or bo later Am tr wh'B boat shoot out from the akorfl and Hwlng In a long, graceful curve to the steps of the bund. "Make haste," he ordered, as he jumped In and took his place, "It I tmve kept you waiting, as you say, tkea I am late." "Nay, there Is time to spare." Dull a Dad spun the boat round and away, I did but think' to anticipate your lm patlMce, knowing that you would as suredly come." "Ah, you knew that, Dulla Dad? How .did you know? "L twusoor? Who am I to know aught? , , . Nay, this have I lieard" ho paused cunningly: '"You hall find but one way to Kathlapur,' Amber, realizing that ho had Invltud thm Insolence, was fair enough not to result It, and held his pcaco until ho could no longer bo blind to tho fact tkt the native waB Bhaplng a courso almeafc .Madly away from the, Raj MklwrtV'fWhat treachery 4s this, dog?" he demanded. "This Is not tho war- "& not mistrustful of your slavo, ttaaoor," whined tho native, "I do the bidding of those before whose, will I am m a leaf In the wind. It Is an order that I land you on tho bund of Hh royal summer pavilion, by the Horthern shore t the lake, There will you find one waiting for' you, my Jord." lie landed on the stops of the bund .nnd waited for Dulla Dad to Join him; :tmt when, hearing a splash of the pad dtohe Ipeked round, L waB to find Untitle native had already put a con siderable distance between himself wad Uie shore. Amber called after 'Aim angrily, and Dulla Dad rested upon his paddle, "Nay, heaven-born 1" he replied. '"Here delh my responsibility end, An other will presently appear to be your (guide. Go you up to tho jungly path Ua.Jng from tho bund." 'To Virginian lifted his shoulders Indifferently, and BBConded to dlncovcr k wide footpath running Inland bo twen dark walla of shrubbery, but quite doscrtod. Ho stoppod with a whirled vexation, peering to right and loft. "What tho doucot" ho Bald aloud. "Is this another of their con. founded tricks?" A. low and mnrvoloualy swcot laugh winded at htB olbow, and ho turned with a start and a flutter of his pulses, "NaralnU" ho cried. "Toll me not thou art disappointed, O ay king!" Bho pnld, placing a soft feaad firmly upon hla am, "Didst thou hope to moot anothor horo?" "Nay1, liew should I oxpoct thco?" ffte volco aas gontlo though ho wteelcd hlo heart against her fnuclna ttofls; for now ho had uso for her. "Had Dulla Dad convoyed mo to tho palaco, Uion I should havo roinombor ed thy protnlso to ride with mo to Kathlapur, Hut, being brought to this, placo , . ," "Then thou didst wish to rldo with met' Bho nodded approval and satis--faction. "That Is altogether as I would liavo It bo, Lord of my Honrt. Dy thja feavo I provon thbo, for thou hast con sented to approach tho dfttaway, not fdtegother becauso tho Volco hnth iwmmonod thoo, but Hkowlso, I think, toe&u&e thlno own heart urgod tbne. 3 w J Nay, but tell mo, King of my Soul, did It not leap a llttlo nt tho thought of mooting mo?" With n quick gesturo Bho throw her veil asldo and lifted her Incomparably fair fnco to his, and ho was connclous that ho trombled a llttlo, nnd that his volco shook as ho answered ovaslvo ly: "Thou flhouldat know, Itanoo." "Thou wilt not draw back In tho end?" Hor arms clipped him softly about tho neck nnd drow hla head down so that hor breath was fragrant In his fnco, hor lips a swoot peril be neath his own. "Thou wilt bravo whntevor may bo prepared for thy testing, for tho sako of Naralnl, who nwalts theo beyond tho Qatowny. 0 my Bolovcd?" "I Blinll not bo found wanting." Lltho ns a snako, sho sllppod from his arms. "Nay, I trust theo not!" sho laughed, a quiver of tenderness In hor merriment "Let my Hps bo mlno alono until thou hast proven thyself worthy of then." Sho raised hor rolco, cnlllngi "Oho, RunJIt Singh!" Tho cry rang boll-clear In tho still ness, and Its silver echo had . not died before It was answerod by ono who stopped out of tho black shadow of n spreading banian, somo dlstnnco away, and carao toward them, leading throo horses. As tho moonlight fell upon him, Amber recognized tho uniform tho man woro as that of tho Imperial household guard of Khandawnr, whllo tho horses soomed to bo stallions ho had soon in tho pnlaco yard, with an othor but llttlo tholr inferior In mettlo or boauty. "Now," announced tho woman In tonos of deep contentment, "wo will ride!" She turned to Amber', who took hor up In his arms and sot her in the sad dle of one of tho stallions. Tho sowar surrendered to Ambor tho reins of tho other stallion nnd stopped hastily asldo. Tho Virginian took tho Bnddlo with a flying leap, and a thought later was digging his kneco. Into tho bruto's sleek flanks and saw ing on Uio bits, whllo tho path flowed bonoath him, dappled with moonlight and shadow, llko a ribbon of gray green silk, and trees and shrubbory streaked back on olthor hand In a rush of melting blacks and grays. Swerving acutely, tho path ran Into the dusty high road. Amber heard a rush of hoofs bohlnd him, and then slowly the gauze-wrapped flguro of tho queon drew alongside "Mnrol Lot him run, my king I The way Is not far for such as ho. Havo no foar lest ho tlol" Dut Ambor set his toeth and wrought with tho rolns until his mount comprehended tho fact that ho had met a master and, moderating hlo first furious burst of speed, Bottled down Into a league-devouring Btrldo, crost low, limbs gnthorlng and stretch Ing, with tho olegant proclalon of clookwork. Ills rider, regaining his polso, found tlmo to look about him and began to onjoy, for all his cares, this wild raco through tho btuo-whlto night. Thoy olrclod finally a great, round, grnsBlcss hlllsldo, and pulled roln in tho notch of a glgnntlo V formed by two long, prow-llko Bpurs running out upon a plain, whoao solo, vuguo bound nry was tho vast are of tho horizon. Doforo them loomod dead Kathlnnur. an island of Btono girdled' by tho shal low sllvor rlvor. Like tho rugged pedestal of somo mammoth column, Its cliffs roao sheer tlircescoro foot from tlio water's edge to tho foot of tho outermost of Its triple walls. Prom tho notch in tho hills a great stone causeway climbed with a long nnd easy grade to tho level of tho first great gato,- spanning tho chasm., over the river by montiH of a crazy woodon bridge A gaBp, from tho woman and an. oath from the Bowar startled Amber out of somber apprehensions Into which he had been plunged by content platlon of this Impregnable fortroBa of desolation. Oono was hla lust for peril, gone his high, heedless Joy of ndvonturo, gono tho Intoxication which had been his who had drunk doop of tho cup of romnnco; thoro romained only tho knowlodRO that ho. aldno and slnglo-handod, was to pit his wits against tho Invisible and mighty forces that lurked 'In hiding wjthln thoso walls, to seem to submit to their designs and no And his way to tho woman of his lovo, tear her from tho grasp of tho unseen, nnd with her oscnpo. , . , Naralnl had, Indood, no noed to cry aloud or clutch his hand In order to npprlso him that tho Eyo was vigilant. Ho himself had Boon It bronk forth, a lurid star of omorald light nuapoiulcd high above tho dark heart of tho city. Slowly, whllo thoy watohod tho etar descended, foot by foot, dropping until tho topmost plnnaclo of a hidden tomplo Bomod to support it; nnd thoro It rested, throbbing with light, now bright, now dull. Amber shook himself Impatiently. "Silly charlantryl" ho muttered, Irrl tnted by his own susceptibility to Us BlnlBtor suggestion. . , , "I'd llko to know how thoy mnnngo It, though; tho light HboU's comprchouslblo enough, but their control of It . If thero woro enough wind, I'd suapoct n klto. , . ," ' "Thou art not dismayed, my king?" Ho laughed, not qulto as successful ly as ho could havo wished, nnd, ''Not I, Naralnl," he returned in English; a tonguo which seemed somehow bettor suited for service in combating tho es oteric influences at work upon his mind. "What's tho next turn on tho program?" "I llko not that tone, nor yet that tonguo." Tho womanshlvored. "Even as tho Eyo seeth, my lord, so doth tho Ear hear. Is it meet and wlso to spenk with lovlty of that In whose power thou shalt shortly bo?" "Perhnps n6t," ho admitted, thought fully. " 'In whoso power I shall short ly be.' . . . Well, of course I" . "And thou wilt go on? Thou', art not mind to withdraw thy hand?" "Not so that you'd notlco It, Na ralnl." "For tho sako of tho reward Na ralnl offers theo?" Bho persisted dan gerously. "I don't mind telling you that you'd turn 'most any man's head, my dear," ho said, chocrfully, and let her kitor prot tho words as sho pleased. ?r Sho was not pleased, for her ac quaintance with English was more In tlmnto than sho had chosen to admit; but If sho felt any ch'ngrln Bho dis simulated with hor never-falling nrt "Thon bid mo farewell, O my soul, nnd go!" "Up thore?" ho Inquired, lilting his brows. "Ayo, up tho causoway nnd over tho bridge, Into tho city of death." "Alono?" "Ayo, alono and afoot, my king." "Pleasant prospect, thanks," Am bor whlstlod, n trifled dashed. "And then, when I get up there?" "Ono will meet thee. Go with him, fearing naught." "And what will you do, mcanwhllo7" "When thou shalt havo passod tho Gateway, my lord, Naralnl will bo waiting for theo." "Vory well." Amber throw a leg Cam Toward Them ovor tho cruppor, handed tho stallion's rolns to tho sowar, who had dismount ed and drawn near and dropped to his fcot Naralnl nodded to tho sowar, who led tho animal away. When ho was out of oarshot tho woman leaned from the saddle, hor glorious eyes to Am ber's, "My king!" sho breatuod in tensely, But tho thought of Sophia Farrcll nnd what sho might bo suffering at that vory momont was uppermost obtrudod Itself llko a wall between himself and the woman, "Goodnight, my dear," ho said amia bly; and, turning, mado off toward tho foot of tho causoway. When ho had gained it, ho looked back to nco hor rjdlng oft at a wldo nnglo from tho causoway, heading out into tho plain. When he looked again, somo two or three minutes later. Na ralnl, tho sowar, and tho horses had vanished as complotoly as It tho earth had oponed to rccelvo them. Ho rubbed his eyes, Btnred and gavo It up. So ho was alono 1 , . . With a shrug, ho plodded on. CHAPTER XVIII. The Hooded Death. Tho causoway down which tho horsomen of forgotten kings of Khan dawnr had clattered forth to war, In Its age-old desuetude had como to do cay, notwoen Its great paving blocks grass sprouted, and horo and thoro crcopcrs nnd oven trees had taken root and In tho slow lmmutnblo proc ess of tholr growth had displaced con sldorablo massos of otono; bo that there woro pitfalls to bo nvoldod. Otherwlso a litter of rubblo mado tho Walking anything but good. Amber picked hla way with caution, grumb ling. Attor somo three-quarters ot an hour ot hard climbing ho camo to tho wooden bridge, and halted, aurvoylng It with mistrust, Doubtless in tho old en tlmo a substantial but movablo structure, strong enough to sustain a troop of "Warriors but light enough to bo easily drawn up, had extended across tho chasm, rendering tho city impregnable from capture by assault If so, It had long slnco been replaced by nn airy nnd wcll-vontllated lattice work of boards and timbers, nono of which Beomed to tho wary oye any too' sound. Amber selected tho most solid looking of tho lot nnd gingerly , ad vanced n pace or two along It. With a soft crackling n portion of tho tim ber crumbled to dust beneath his foot Ho retreated hastily to tho causoway, nnd sworo, and noticed that tho Eyo was watching him with malovolont In terest, nnd sworo somo moro. En tirely on impulso ho heaved a bit of rock, possibly twenty pounds In weight to tho mlddlo of tho structuro. Thoro followed a splintering crash and tho contraption dissolved llko & magic-lantern effect, leaving a Holttnry beam about a foot In width nnd six or eight Inches thick, spanning a flight of twenty nnd a drop of sixty feet Tho river received tho rubbish with Bovcral succcsslvo Bplashon, dis tinctly disconcerting, and Ambor sat down on a boulder to think It over. "Clover Invention," ho mused; "ono'd think that, after taking nil this troublo to get mo here, they'd changed their minds about wanting mo. I've a notion to chango mine." Thoro secmod to bo no possibility of turning back at that Btago, how ever. Kuttarpur was rather far away, and, moroover, ho doubted If ho would bo pormlttod to return. Having como thus far, ho must go on. Moreover, Sophia Farrcll was on tho other sldo of that Swordwldo brldgo, and such being tho case, cross It ho would though ho wero to find tho noxt world at Its end. Finally ho considered that ho was presently to undorgo an ordeal of somo unknown naturo, probably ox- Leading Three Horses. tromoly unpleasant, nnd that this mat tor of tho vanishing brldRo must havo been arrangod In ordor to put hlra In a properly subdued and tractable frnmo of mind. Ho got up and tested tho remaining girder with circumspection and In credulity; but It Bcmod Arm enough, solidly embedded In the stonowork of tho causoway and immovnblo at tho city end. 8o ho straddled It and, averting his eyes from tho sconory bo noath htm, hitched Ingloriously across, collecting spllntors and a very dis tinct Impression that, as a vocation, knight-errantry was not without lto drawbacks. Whon ngnln ho stood ou IiIh foot ho was In tho shadow of tho outer gate way, tho curtain ot tho second wall confronting him. Casting about ho discovered the see- ond gatoway at somo dlstanco to tho left, and startod toward ltv forcing a way through a tannic of scrubby un- dorgrowth, weeds and thorny acacia, but had taken fow steps ore a heavy splash In tho rlvor bolow brought him up standing, with a thumping heart Alter an irrcBoluto momont ho turned back to soo for himself, nnd found his approhenslou only too well grounded; tho Bwordwldo bridge was gono, dis placed by an agoncy which had been, prompt to sock cover-though ho con fessed hlmBolf unablo to suggest where that covor had boon found. Ho gavo It up, considering that it wore futllo to badgor his wits for tho how and tho whoroforo. Tho impor tant fact remained that ho was a pris oner In dead Kathlapur, his retreat cut oft,-and Horo ho mado a sec ond discovery, Influltoly moro shock ing: his pistol was gono. Turning back at longth, ho mado hln way to tho second gatoway and from It to tho third, undor tho lowdly sculptured arch of which ho stoppod and gnspod, forgetting ns for tho first tlmo Kathlapur tho Fallon was ro vealod to him In tho awful beauty of Us naked desolation. A wldo and stately avonuo stretched away front tho portals, between rows of dwellings, palace,' of marble and stono, tombstones and mausoleums with meaner houses of Bun-dried brick and rubblo, roofless all and disinte grating In tho slow, terrible process ot tho years. As Amber moved forward small, alert ghostn roso from tho under growth and scurried silently thenco; a clrcumstnnco which mado him very unhappy. Tho way wns difficult and Ambor tlrctL After a while, having seen nothing but tho Jackals, an owl or two, novcral -thousand bats nnd n crawling thing which had lurched nlong In tho Bhadow of a wall somo dlstanco away, giving an admlrablo Imitation of a badly wounded man pulling himself over tho ground, and ranking strango guttural noises Am ber concluded to wnlt for tho guldo Naralnl had promised him. Ho turned asldo nnd seated himself upon tho edgo of n broken sandstone tomb. Tho sllcnco was appalling and for relief ho took refuge In cheap irreverence-. "Homo," ho observed, aloud, "novor was llko this." A heart-rending sigh from tho tomb behind him was followed by a rattlo of dislodged rubbish. Ambor found himself unexpectedly In tho middle of tho street and, without stopping to do bnto tho method of his getting thero with Buch unprecedented rapidity, lookod back hopefully to tho tomb. At the samo moment a black-shrouded flguro Bwopt out ot It nnd moved a fow paces down tho street then paused and beckoned him with a gaunt arm. "I wish," said Ambor, earnestly, "1 had that gun." Tho flguro was apparently that ot a natlvo Bwathed In black from hlB head to hla hcols and soemcd tho moro strikingly pocullar In view of tho fact that as far as Ambor could deter mine, ho had nolthor oyea nor features although his head waa without any sort of covering. He gulped ovor tho proposition for an Instant,- then stepped forward. "Evidently my appointed clcorono," ho considered. "Unquestionably this ghost-danco la excellently stage-managed. . . . Though, of courso, I had to pick out that particular tomb." Ho followed in tho wako ot tho fig ure, which .sped on with a singular motion, oomcthlng between a walk and a glldo, conscious that his equa nimity had been restored rather than shaken by tho Incident Ho held on in pursuit of tho black shadow, passing forsaken temples and lordly pleasure houses, all marblo tracWy and fretwork, standing apart In what had onco been noblo gardens, sunken tanks' all weed-grown nnd rank with slime, humblor dooryards and cots on whoso hearthstones tho flro3 for centuries had been cold hla destination evidently tho tcmplo of tho unspeakable Eyo. Ab thoy drow nearer tho leading shadow forsook tho shado of tho walls which ho secmod to favor, sweeping hastily across a plaza whlto with moonglaro and without pauso on Into tho black, gaping holo beyond tho marblo arch. Hero for tho first tlmo Amber hung back, stopping a Hcoro ot foot from the door, his nerves a-Jangle. He did not falter In his purposo; ho was go ing to enter the Inky portal, but . . would ho ovor leavo It? And tho world was Bwcot to him. He took firm hold of his reason and wont on across the dark threshold, toot thrco uncertain strides Into tho limitless unknown, nnd pulled up short, hearing nothing, unablo to boo n yard before him. Then with n tor- rifle crash llko n thunder-clap the great doors swung to behind him. Ho whirled about with a stifled cry, con scious of a mad deslro to And tho doors again, took a stop or two to ward them, paused to wonder if ho wero moving In tho right direction, moved a little to tho left, half turned and was lost Reverberating, tho. echoes of tho crash rolled far away until thoy wero no moro than a3 a whlspor adrift In tho silence, until that was gone. . . . Digging his nails into his palms, ho waited; and in tho suspense ot drond began to count tho seconds. Ono mtnuto , . . two . . . throo . . . four . . . Ho shifted his weight from ono foot totho other. . . . Savon . . . He passed n hand across his face and brought it away, wot with per spiration. . . . Nino , . , In somo romoto spot a bell began to toll; at tlrst slowly clangl . . . clangl . . . clang! then moro quickly, until tho roar of Us sonorous, gong-llko tones Beomed to All all tho world, and to sot It n-tremblo. Thon, Insensibly, tho tempo boenmo moro bo date, tho Arst clamor of it moderated, and Amber abruptly was nllvo to the fact that tho boll was speaking that Its volco, deep, clear, Bound, metallic, was rolling forth again and again a question couched in tho purest Sans krit: "Who is thero? , . . Who is thero? . . . Who la thero? , . ." Tho hair lifted on his scalp and ho swallowed hard In tho effort to an swor; but the He stuck In his throat; ho was not Itutton and . . . and It is vory hard to Ho effectively when you stand In stark dnrknoss with a mouth dry as dust and your hair stir ring at tho roots becauso ot tho in tensely Impersonal and aloof ncconts of an Inhuman bell-voice, tolling away out ot nowbero. "Who Is thero?" (TO HE CONTINUED.) Wants Longer Nights. "Havo you Joined tho Moro Daylight .club?" ho asked. "I should say not It's all I can do now to get homo'beforo daylight," re plied tho old rounder. Detroit Frer Press. Loss of Appetite Is loss of vitality, often a forcrnnnor vigor or tone, and ! of proitrattng dls- ease. It la serious and pie that must keep behindhand. Tho best medicine great constitutional especially so to pee up and doing or tfii to take for it is th remedy Hood's Sarsaparilla Which purifies and enriches the blood and builds up the wkola tystem. Get it today in usual liquid form or chocolated tablets called Sarsatabs. NOT SYMPATHETIC. The Hospital Doctor What did the farmer say whon you foil out ot hla barn and broko your arm? Tramp Didn't say nothln. He wuz too busy a-laughln'. Astonished the "Cop." Police Lieutenant "Barney" Kelehor always has a now story to telL "Two of our 'flnest wero walking along Broadway not so long ago," b.e gan tho lieutenant, unfolding' his latest offering, "and their attention waa at tracted to tho bronze figure of an ape standing upright in the window of a large Jewelry storo. "What kind ot nn animal Is that supposed to be?" asked one ot tho other. " 'You surprise me with your thick ness,' returned tho second cop, 'That's a gorilla. Never hear ot them before?' "'Sure, and I read about them in the histories,' ho answered. 'My, what a lot of dainago thoy did during the Civil warl How did a goneral over make thoso things mind him?'" Now York Sun. Hardly as Bad as That The boy whose buslnbss It was to answer the tolophono rushed Into the room of the senior partner. ' "Just got a message Baying that your houso was on Arc," be said. "Dear me," returned tho senior partner, in a bewildered sort ot way. "I knew my wife was pretty hot about something whon I loft home this morning, but I didn't think it waa so bad as to sot tho house on flrel" Stray Stories. The Facetious Farmer. "I am an actor out of work. Can you give mo employment on your farm?" "I can. But a day on a farm la no 20-mlnuto sketch." "I understand that" "All right Yonder is your room. When you hear a horn toot about 4 n- m. that's your cuo." Tramp Turned Down." "I haven't a place to lay my head.' "Well, you can't leave It horo." It's what a woman doesn't know that worries her. THE TEA PENALTY. 'A 8trong Man's Experience. 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Then, as ho grow hotter, ho began to drink it for bis noon meal, and now ho will drink nothing else at tablo. "His condition Is bo wonderfully lm proved that ho could not bo hired U give up PoBtum and go back to tea. His norvoa havo bocomo Bteady and reliable onco more, nnd his sloop 1 easy, natural and refreshing. Ho owes all this to Postum, for h has taken no mcdlcino and mado no other chnnge In his diet "His brother, who waB vory nervous from coffeo-drlnklng, was persuaded by us to glvo up tho cotoo and use Postum and ho also has rocovercd his health and Btrongth." Namo given by Postum Co., Battlo Crock, Mich. Rend tho llttlo book, "Tho Road to Wellvllle," In pkgs, "There's a reason." Ever rend tho ttbnve letter? A new one nnpenra front time to time. Titer nro Kruuluc, true, und fall of human , Interest. a.