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Sure Proof. Two young lawyers, members of thi bar but a few weks, had grown rathei obstreperous in the office of one oi the court clerks. "Here, you get out of here," salt the clerk. "We don't have to," the more talk •tive one promptly answered. "We'vr got a right in here we're lawyers." "Ah, go on," the clerk replied, "you'n nothing of the kind." Sure wo are," the spokesman re Joined. Then, turning to his comrade ho commanded, "Buck, go over an* *et your sign."—Success Magazine. two-cen WhMltl 4. MARYLAND AX.TAX.Ti The rich black prairie of north jyt Mississippi, now being developed Kltt' Maer Realty Co., Colttia Deafness Cured New Discovery iy- "1 have ¥t: demonstrated that deafneu can be cured." —Pr.Quy Clif ford Powell. to nss the mysterious and forces far tbe core of at last been discovered Dr.GnjrClifford «s»Pi*at mm this mew and __ jULaead all who sot KW^Noiaee lull laforma «re4,*bee»nt*ly free, ao lure beea deaf or what "'This marvelous Treat land, certain thatyon sot"dhrnunod .biditer ani astonished and cared patiects at tta qnlc* results. Aajr v« (all lafarmatioq liowto There must have been more than one person to carry off a dead body." These directions were obeyed at once. The house, the grounds, the whole wild night with its driving tem pest became radiant with light and alive with terrified men. That, a hu man being should be murdered was sufficiently ghastly without this crown ing horror of a missing body coming after. Every man looked on his fel low with suspicion in the yellow .light of the lanterns, dimly through the steady dov. iijiour of the rain, could he seen pallid faces and scared expres sions. And while the men-folk scoured the house, the park, and the adjacent lanes environing "Ashantee," the fe male servants, unnerved and hysteri ca.!, crowded together in the kitchen, whispering over hastily prepared tea. It was a wild night, and full of the vague horrors of death and mystery. Etwald came immediately in com pany with Arfcel, whom thi3 last extra ordinary event took entirely by sur prise. lie questioned Sampson—he searched the chamber of death, stepped out of the window and across the lawn towards the belt of laurels which di vided the lawn from a winding and tortuous lane. This, a tenebrous path way even in the noonday, slipped eel like through darkling trees to emerge into the high-road a quarter of a mile away. Arkel was so long absent that Jen could only surmise that he had gone into this outward darkness and on the Inspector's return it appeared that the Major was right in his con jecture. Furthermore, Arkel brought back certain news. "Without doubt the body was taken out through the window," he said to Jen. "The flower-bed beneath the lat tice is trampled down. It was carried across the lawn—for I could see by the light of the lantern the footmarks of four feet—and through the bushes into the lane. The way can be traced easily enough to that point but it is top dark to note any further sign," "Nothing more can be done tonight," said Jen, gloomily. "The men have re turned dead tirerb but they have seen nothing and no OTe." "We must question your servant." said A rkel rle was bo cared to "tay etirod at boms tafaratatioa of this assf r.-siootot^ylr^^ Devil stunned, I b"- iieve?" "I can't Sav. I hadn't examined him. Stunned or drugged, I suppose." 'And where is Mr. Sarby?" asked the Inspector, as they turned to leave the room. "Mr. Sarby went out as soon as we discovered the loss, and he has not yet returned." "Was he with you when you made the discovery?" "No. He had retired to bed." rejoin ed Jen. "But as soon as I saw what bad taken place I called him up. and he Jumped through the window to see if he could espy any traces of the rob bers. Then the servants came, and I •ent for you." Inspector Arkel left the room with the Major to seek out Jaggard, and, if possible, to learn from him what had occurred. But this they were unable to do. The man had been stunned by a blow on the head, and waa..quite in sensible. "And yet he was a strong man," •aid Etwald, when he conveyed this Intelligence. "He must have been taken by surprise." "Undoubtedly," asserted Jen, read ily. "But he must also have been asleep, else he would have called out •a the men burst through the window." "How do you know there were more than one?" asked Etwald, in a Jesting tone. "Because Maurice was an unusually heavy man," replied the Major, "and he could not have been carried oft unless by twi. men. There may have been three for all I know. But what is the meaning of it all?" cried Jen, in bewil dered dismay. "Why was the poor lad's body stolen?" "Resurrectionists!" suggested Arkel Whereupon Major Jen shuddered. "Don't even hint at such a thing," he erled, vehemently. "It would be too terrible and, as it happens, quite un believable. It is incredible that such thing could occur nowadays." "It la Incredible that such a thing the theft of a body should occur,". MM Etwald, dryly, "Yet it has taken Place. But where la Mr. Sarby? I •fcould think that he would be present to aid you." 5 was .Just about to.repeat his itl«ne|. explanation regarding .David's, weence, when the door opened and the pMnf-taao, wet-and exhaust«*r«ntered '•1- Author Hansom Mystery CIIAPTER XI.— (Continued.) Isabella stepped out into the night, and in a moment or two she was swal lowed up in the darkness with her companion. Left alone, the Major closed the window, bolted and barred the shutters, and then hastened back to the death-chamber, where he rang the bell. In a few minutes the foot man. half-dressed and half-asleep, made his appearance: then came the policeman, hastily, from the kitchen finally, as the bell still continued ring ing. all the other servants, male and female, poured into the room. A sin gle glance showed them what had oc curred—the insensible Jaggard. the empty bed, the open window. A Babel of voices ensued. "Silence, all of you," cried Jen, authoritatively. "We must act. not talk. Two of you take Jaggard to his room. Tell the groom to ride at once for Dr. Ktwald and Inspector Sampson!" he added, turning to the the room. To give him his cue, the -Major spoke to him at once. "Vou are just in time, David, as I was telling these gentlemen about your hunt alter these wretches. Did vou see anyone?" "I saw nothing," said David, wearily. "I am quite puzzled." "And no wonder," said Ktwald. ccunting off events on his lingers. "Tht* devil-stick, the murder, the theft of the body. This is a catalogue of hor rors. A man might do worse than write a story on these things." I agree with vou!" remarked the Major, sharply. "A man might make a jest of these horrors—as you are do ing." "I assure you I never felt less like jesting in my life," replied Etwald, coldly. "But it is no use discussing such a thing at 5 in the morning. If you can do without me, Major, I shall return home. I am tired." "But Jaggard?" asked David, rising stiffly from his chair. "He is all right for the time being. I have detailed a housemaid as nurse, and she knows what to do. I'll come back in the morning and see if he has recovered his senses." hen Ktwald took his departure, Major Jen sent David to bed. in spite of the young man's remonstrances, but remained up himself to talk to Arkel. 1-or a long time Jen discussed the mat ter with the Inspector, but the conver sation pro%'ed extremely unsatisfactory. Arkel was not a keen-witted man, and in a case like the present—difficult and involved—be quite at a loss how to proceed. Finally, Major Jen dis missed him in despair, and while Arkel went to see his men, who were posted round the house, Jen remained alone to think of what he should do. 'I must be my own detective." he thought, pacing the library. "I must do the work myself, with the assist ance of David. To find out who stole the devil-stick that is the first step. To discover who killed Maurice "that is the second step. To learn who car ried away his body that is the third step. Three very difficult things to find out, and I don't see where to be gin. I must learn all I can about Mau rice's past life, for he may have ene mies of whom I know nothing. I shall sro and sleep, and when I awaken I shall set to work to solve these mys teries." As he spoke, the Major unbarred the shutters of the window. The rain had ceased, the dawn was breaking, and the terrible night was at an end. "It is an omen!" said the Major, "an omen of good!" CHAPTER XII. The sensation caused by the new*s that the dead body of Maurice Aylmer had been stolen was even greater than that occasioned by the discovery of the murder. Even the big papers took up the matter, and sent down report ers to make investigations and birild up theories as to the reason of this strange disappearance. Everywhere people were talking of the matter. Would-be detectives haunted the roads and lanes round "Ashantee they would have penetrated into the park itself but for the vigilance of Major jen. It must be conceded that for an am ateur the Major set about his unaccus tomed task in a very methodical man ner. He offered a reward of five thou sand dollars for the detection of the murderer, and a further sum of the like amount to any one who should discover the thief who had desecrated the chamber of death. These'munifi cent rewards set everybody on the alert, and Jen, without putting down actual money, thus became possessed of some hundreds of spies who would bring him any information likely to assist him in his investigation. Also, the Major examined all the servants in the house. He questioned Sampson, the young policeman who had been in the kitchen on the night when the body had been stolen and finally he paid a visit to the police office, where he saw Mr. inspector Arkel. "Well, Arkel," said Jen, after the first greetings were over, "have you arty clue "No,* Major," replied Arkel, rather gruffly, for disappointment was begin ning to tell on his temper. "Nor are we likely to find any until that ser vant of yours regains his senses. How is he now?" "In a state of high fever, poor soul," said Jen, with a depressed look. "He does nothing but rave. Yet in all his wild talk he never lets slip a single word likely to help us." "That's a pity. Major. By the way, I questioned Dr. Ktwald about the mat ter, and he is of the opinion that the man was stunned by a blow on the head." "I know that. I can only suppose that Jaggard fell asleep at his post and woke up in time to see the men getting in by the window. A struggle would then ensue, and he would be struck on the head, as Etwald supposes." "I don't agree with that theory. There are flaws in it." S«t 7 "Yes?" queried Jen, eagerly. "I am open to correction. Please go on." "Jaggard was drugged, sir." "But the wound at the back of the head which stunned him?" "There you have it," cried Arkel. "The wound at the back of the head was caused by his falling like a log when he was drugged." "H'm! This la all buildl'ng op sand," said Jen, doubtfully. "Even to drug him, these men must have entered by Jthe window.?.*.-. a. te.' 0:^ "No, do you not remember, when wa examined the window, that it was opened from the inside?" "Egad, you are right. Then you think that some one must have been concealed in the room, and strung out from hiding to drug Jaggard." "No," said Arkel again, "no one was concealed in the room." "Confound it, man, you don't mean to say that Jaggard opened the win dow," cried Jen. starting from his seat with some show of temper. "Ay, but I do, Major. Jaggard help ed to steal the body of Mr. Aylmer. He opened the window to admit his ac complices. When they fulfilled their task and got the body out of the room they turned on Jaggard and betrayed him. That is, they drugged him and knocked him down." "I don't agree with you at all, Arkel. Jaggard is perfectly honest, and was as devoted to Maurice as he is to me. Besides, even granting the possibility of such a thing, which I do not in the least, why should Juggard's accom plices betray him?" "I can't say," returned Arkel, shrug ging his shoulders. "They may have been bribed to steal the body, and on accomplishing their task did not want to share the bribe with Jaggard!" "Rubbish!" said Jen, tartly. "They must have known that he would betray them when he recovered his senses!" "Xo doubt. But in the meantime they would make themselves scarce. Jaggard has been insensible or raving for over a week, Major. The scoun drels counted on that!" "I say again that I believe in Jag gard's honesty, and do not agree with you," said Jen, putting on his hat. "and after all, I do not see how you deduce this drugging theory?" "Oh, as to that, I was once a bit of a chemist," explained Arkel "and when you took me to see Jaggard 1 smelt a curious perfume which seemed to be hanging about him. As a servant is not likely to use perfumes, I thought it curious." "Did Etwald notice it?" asked Jen, thoughtfully. "Yes but he professes his inability to explain it. He thinks the man was stunned, and not drugged. I think that he was first drugged and then stun ned." "H'm it's queer! I'll have to think it over. But when the body was taken out of the window, Arkel?" "The thieves carricd it across the lawn!" "Then down through the bushes to thaf winding lane, I suppose?" said Jen. "I know all that but after wards "They put it into a cart and took it away." "How do you know that?" asked the Major, all on the alert. "Why," said Arkel, fingering his fat chin, "it was raining, as you may re member, on that night. We found the mark of wOieels in the lane, which would not have been left had not a considerable amount of rain fallen." "Did you follow the trail?" asked the Major. "To the high-road only, and there the wheel marks became mixed up with those of other vehicles. I never met the like of it before, and I am fairly puzzled. Why should these wretches steal the mortal remains of a murdered man?" 1 rue, said Jen "and why should these wretches have murdered that man As to that, we are by no means certain that they are the same." "I don't follow you." "No? And yet it is easy enough. If those who slew Mr. Aylmer wanted his bodyl, they could have stolen it on the high-road, where they struck him down. It was mere foolishness to ven ture liberty and life in a raid upon the house." "It may have been an after-thought." "People don't have afterthoughts in Srim matters of this kind," said Arkel, rising. A\ ell, Major, good-by good by. Should I learn anything else, I shall let you know but depend upon it the truth of the matter is to come from Jaggard." "He is honest. Honest!" cried Jen. "I'll stake my existence upon that." (To be continued.) An Appropriate Move. "Well, well!" surprisedly ejaculated the patent churn man, who had not Uited the hamlet before in several months. "When did you change the name of this hotel to the 'Taft House?' "Right after we built on that big bay window," replied the landlord of the hostelry at Whittlesville.—Puck. The Letter of Promise. Bad Boy (getting In a hard blow)— There, take that! Good Boy (folding his arms with a meek expression)—No, Tommy, I will not hit you back, because I promised never to strike a playmate but (kick ing him in the shins) how do you like that?—Red Hen. Still Loncer, Young Man—My cousin has very long hair. When she undoes it it falls down to her waist. His Fiancee—Indeed! Her Kid Brother—That's nothin'. When you undo your hair it foifa to the floor—don't It, Mary. He Owns'Up. "Own up, now. Who's the head of your family?" "My wife used to be," admitted Mr. Enpeck, "but since my daughters are grown we have a'commission form of government."—Exchange. Perfectly Natural. Indignant Diner—Look heij, wait er I just found a button in this dish of roast turkey. Calm Waiter—Yes, sir it fa part oi the dressing. Tin Swordi, The children of different countries have different tastes, but tin swords are wanted all over the world.5 Tartar Alphabet. The Tartars owe their alphabet to the Christian missionaries known as the Nestorlans. il«fl HAD AN AUDIENCE OF 18. Plillntlelpliiu I'renclicr Concluded to Save Siuuiui'hs I irsf. "There fire churches in various parts of the land whose pastors are break ing away from conventional idea3 and parish traditions and are doing work which may be the pioneering of a great new movement to coine later," says Hampton's. "Many of these Iso lated cases are full of interest, as wit ness the instance of Dr. Edward M. Frank, rector of the Protestant Epis copal Church of the Advent in Phila delphia. "The neighborhood of the Church of the Advent was at one time fashion able. but the march of trade and the growth of the city changed it from a residence to a factory and tenement district. Hut fcr the fact that the church had an endowment from the estate of a long dead parishioner of wealth its doors would have been closed years ago. V.'hen, in March, IPO?. Dr. Frank became rector, he preached his first sermon to an audi ence of eightce-. Willi the view of in.-reasing his ongrcgation Dr. Frank made a thorough canvass of the neigh borhood. enly to find that his parish was composed of people who were struggling with a problem far more serious than his. For their problem was how to live decently on incomes wholly inadequate for the purpose. "It had been the intention of the young rector to conduct church work along lines that seemed adapted to the needs of the community, and at once it appeared to his practical mind that thi? most immediate need of the com muimv was groceries, coal and oilier plain necessities at low prices. In De cember. IPOS, the rector opened a co operative store, in which groceries, coal and articles of clothing were sold at practically cost prices. Membership in the co-operative venture means a fee of only 2" cents, and to-day more than $200 worth of groceries is deliv ered each week to members. "In May. l''09. Dr. Frank announced from the pulpit his intention of open ing in the basement of the church a lunchroom, where girls working in near-by fnctories could buy a comfort able noonday meal for 5 cents. The first noon three girls, wearing rather scared expressions, knocked at the basement door. The food offered them was good and the portions generous, and when the second noonday whistles shrieked the girls returned, brinfjng a group of friends. To-day the basement is thronged every noon hour. "Xot content -with helping his peo ple to save money, Dr. Frank sought means to help them earn it. Simulta neously with the opening of the noon day lunchroom this original clergyman established in his parish a model fac tory for the manufacture of men's clothing. A part of the product of the factory is reserved for sale to working people at low prices. The re3t Is sold to department stores at regu lar market rates." SQUAWS POR, HIRED GIRLS. Carson City, Xcv., I-iUe* Them, TIioiir'j Tliey Arc Xot Dependable. Carson City, the capital of Nevada, is probably the only city in the coun try where the hired girl is a squaw. To the Carson City housewife every Indian man is Jim and every Indian woman is Sally. Neither .Tim nor Sally can ever be depended on to work regularly, but as other help is scarce and high priced the occasional services whicl) tlioy deign to render are always welcome, an exchange says. When Sally wants t:o work she al ways opens the kitchen door without the formality of a knock and says: "Mahaylie (woman), you want work done?" Or simply, "Me heap hogadi," which means that she is hungry and wants to work for a meal. An eastern woman is apt to he frightened the first time this happens vr the first time she looks up and «ees a buck's swarthy face pressed against the outside of the window, but •he soon learns that Jim and Sally *re quite tame. Sometimes Sally comes shivering to (he door in winter with a baby under her blanket. She is "heap cold" and wants to toast herself and the queer little morsel of humanity on her back at the kitchen fire. Sometimes Sally will bring an armful of baskets to sell at the door, and then the eastern wo man rejoices exceedingly, for she knows that she can pick up for a few cents baskets that she would have to pay dollars for in the Carson stores. The housewife likes to get a Piute Sally to work for her if possible, for she is cleaner, more industrious and more adaptable than the Shoshone or Washoe Sallies. The remnants of these three tribes have their homes up in the high hills above Carson, where no one else wants the land. They come down to the city every day, but they never stay there over night. Geetlnic Wor«e. "I see by the papers," said he, "that Halley's comet is now being seen with the naked eye." "Hiram," she gasped, "I knew that there barefoot dance would lead to more indecencies."—Detroit Free Press. A Happy Disposition. "In a little while beefsteak will be as expensive as quail -on toast." "Well," answered Mr. Bllgglns, "then we can eat quail without feeling reck less and extravagant"—Washington Star. Some people are like a ccwnet to this extent: They are in considerable of a hurry, although going nowhere in par ticular. We are optimist enough not to in sult a pleasant day Uy calling it a "weather breeder." HAVE YOU TRIED THISP Simple Prescription Sall to Work WoiMlerM for Itheuiiiiittaiift. This has been well known to thfr1 best doctors for years and is now given to the public. "Get one ounc* of syrup of Sarsaparilla compound and one ounce Toris compound. Thes get half a pint of good whiskey and put the other two ingredients into it Take a tablespoonful of this mixture before each meal and at bed time Shake the bottle before using." Goo£ effects are felt the first day. Man) of the worst cases here have bees cured by this. Any druggist has these ingredients on hand or will, quickly get them from his wholesale house. Xot On Hm Good nehavloDi. "When you're short of breath,. John ny," explained Mrs. Lapsltng, "and have a pain in your chest, it's bscaus4 four diagram is not performing ItS' functions properly. 1 or tiie SLIn and Soil I p. Because of its delicate, emollient, sanative, antiseptic properties derived from Cuticura Ointment, united with the purest of cleansing ingredients and most refreshing of flower odors.. Cuticura Soap is unrivaled for preserv iug. purifying and beautifying thci skin, scalp, hair and hands, and, as sisted by Cuticura Ointment, 1'cr (lis pelling itching, irritation and in fiammation and preventing donglng of the pores, the cause of many disfiig uring facial eruptions. All who de light in a clear skin, soft, white hands a clean, wholesome scalp and live glossy hair, will find that Cuticurs Soap and Cuticura Ointment realize every expectation. Cuticura Reme dies are sold throughout the world Potter Drug & Cliem. Corp., sola pro prietors, Boston, Mass. Send to then for the latest Cuticura Book, an au thority on the best care of the skin scalp, hair and hands. It is mailed free on renuest. Japanese chopsticks are delivered 'tot the guests in a decorated envelope. Th® two sticks, already shaped from onC tor.gue-like piece of wood, ara brokeo. apart by the guests. Dr. Pierce's Pleasant. Pellets cure constipation. Constipation is the cause of many diseases. Cure the cause and you cure the disease. EasjV to take. FASHION HINTS A "smoke-blue" a broadcloth suit, htEP catty little coat that is a clever modifi* cation of the Russian tendency. The skirt and waist are in one piece. Soutache braid and self-covered buttons form the trimming, while the vokc is of' 'smoke-blue'' dotted net. The wholesale price of a male canar^. ts about 70 cents in Germany, whila female costs only 17 cents. A LITTLE THIJTO Chan sen tlie Home Feeling .. Coffee blots out the sunshine fron? many a home by making the mother, or some other member of the house hold, dyspeptic, nervous and irritable There are thousands of cases where-' the proof is absolutely undeniable. Here is one. A Wis. mother writes: I was taught to drink coffee at- as early age, and also at an early age be came a victim to headaches, and' as grew to womanhood these headachet* became a part of me, as I was scarce ly ever free from them. "About five years ago a friend urgetfv me to try Postum. I made the trial and the result was so satisfactory thai* we have used it ever since. "My husband and little daughter were subject to bilious attacks, bob they have both been entirely free front them since we began using Postunr instead of coffee. I no longer hav» headaches and my health is perfect." If some of these nervous, tired, irri table women would only leave off cof fee absolutely and try Postum they would find a wonderful change in their life. It would then be filled with sun' shine and happiness rather than weari ness and discontent. And think what-* an effect it would have on the family for the mood of the mother is largely* responsible for the temper of the chili dren. -. Read "The' Road to Wellville," iir pkgs. "There's a Reason." Ever read the above letter? new one appears from time to time, They are genuine,,true, and,full human interest. ..v. r' I A'