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The Western Kansas World
II. S. GrVTcER. Pub. WAKEENET KANSAS There Is a slump In winter over coat. Dealers in sole leather are not com- plaining in Philadelphia. We see no reason why spring should not be Indorsed by press and pulpit. , The man that wore his affinity's ' name in his hat band evidently bad something on his mind. The rural carriers who are forbidden to shoot game must return to the problem of a butcher's bilL It is not the size of woman's hat so much as the cost of It that worries the man who pays the bilL A day's outing In an airship in Ger many is going to be reasonably cheap. Still, the trip will come high. Here is where the amateur farmer finds that erarden truck cannot be gathered unless it is first planted. If that London bank for women de sires to win a big success It should make a specialty of 99-cent and $1.98 deposits. An elevator has been installed in St. Peter's at Rome. W1U somebody now please give the Sphinx an extension telephone? If it is necessary to photograph an ugly dog the blow is appreciably less ened by grouping the brute close to his beautiful young mistress. Forest fires in Washington are said to have aided and abetted the recent fatal avalanche there. Here is yet an other argument for conservation. Leguminotherapy, this alleged new science of rutabagas and things, can never hope to be popular unless It changes its name to something easier. A lawyer in. San Francisco was paid $100 a pound for his brief. We have heard of weighing the evidence, but this Is the first case of weighing the fee. The friendship between China and Japan seems to be having an attack of nervous prostration, varied with, acute hysteria, as far as the other na tions are concerned. In our Atlantic fleet there are 2,500 sailors who cannot swim. They did not enlist to swim. They prefer to be the men behind the guns, which they hope will keep afloat. Roller skating may be all right, but the tired man who is trying to sleep beside a window that overlooks broad cement walk on warm eve ning does not fully appreciate it. A New England woman detective is to marry a millionaire. Perhaps he thinks ' In view of the attacks on wealth, now the fashion, that a de tective will come handy in the family. No wonder the pneumonia germ re tires willingly from the scene as spring comes on, bringing with it the untamed chauffeur to continue the work of providing business .for the undertaker. Of course, Germany will give a hearty welcome to American exhib itors at Berlin, and, no doubt, the kaiser will honor the display by his presence. The friendship between the two great nations is too strong for treatment of any other kind. A party of American tourists who are visiting South America, going by way of a commodious and comfortable excursion Bteamer, are doing some good missionary work as well as en larging their own experience. The visitors from the United States have been - most cordially received by the officials and people of the southern continent, and doubtless the trip will help to promote friendly relations. An army officer, summoned as an expert in a New York shooting case, objected to taking the usual oath to tell the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth. He said he was willing to tell all he knew, but that It was quite possible also that he might be mistaken, or that he was not acquainted with the whole truth. If all experts are as morbidly con scientious as this about their own fal libility, expert testimony is going to be revolutionized. New Orleans has a novelty rn booms. It appears that the great de mand of that city is for babies, and to supply requirements recourse has been had to other localities where the birthrate Is larger. A car load of In fants from New 1 York was shipped to New Orleans recently and disposed of In a Jiffy. In fact. thero were not one- quarter enough babies to fill the or ders. Another installment has been engaged, and it would seem that any baby looking for a happy home need go no farther than the Crescent city to find such an outfit. Appropriating the interest from a pension fund is about as refined an amusement as pawning the Ice at a relative's funeral. Madame Llpkowska, a Russian pri ma donna, has won her suit against a Boston hotel proprietor to restrain him from giving her name to choice tiishea. The management agreed peaceably not to use her name in such connection. It may have been that the citizens of the intellectual center, for reasons of their own, abstained C AiS U . - Xfl BY NlHOIs$ON ILLU&TRATOm &Y ?AY WALTEiRcS SYNOPSIS. Miss Patricia. Hoibrook: and Misa Helen TinlhrnAlr !.- viioo WTfl etfttrUStel IO the care of Laurence Donovan, a writer, summering near Port Annandale. Miss Patricia connaea to .uonovaa feared her brother Henry, who, ruined by a bank failure, had constantly threatened her. Donovan discovered and captured an intruder, who proved to be Reginald Gillespie, suitor for the hand of Helen. Donovan saw Miss Hoibrook and her fa ther meet on friendly terms. Donovan fought an Italian assassin. He met the man he supposed was Hoibrook, but who said he was Hart ridge, a canoe-maker. Miss Pat announced ner intention oi flfrhHnir TIpnrv Hnlhroolc and not seeking another hiding place. Donovan met Helen In garden at night. Duplicity of Helen was confessed by the young lady. At night, disguised as a nun, Helen stole Irom tne house, sne met ftegioaiu vn lespie, who told her his love. Gillespie was confronted by Donovan. At the town postoffice Helen, unseen except by Dono van. sliDDed a draft for her father into the hand of the Italian sailor. A young lady resembling Miss Helen hoidtook was observed alone in ; a canoe, when Helen was thought to have been at home. Gillespie admitted giving Helen $20,000 for ner xatner, wno naa tnen leit to spena il. Miss HAten and Donovan met in the night. She told him Gillespie was nothing to her. He confessed his love for her. Donovan found Gillespie gagged and bound in a cabin, inhabited by the vil lainous Italian and Hoibrook. He released him. Both Gillespie and Donovan ad mitted love for Helen. Calling herself Rosalind a "voice" appealed to Donovan for help. She told him to go to the canoe maker's home and see that no injury be fell him. He went to Red Gate. At the canoe-maker's home, Donovan found the brothers Arthur and Henry Hoibrook who had fought each other. In consultation. "Rosalind" appeared. Ar thur averted a murder. Donovan return ing, met Gillespie alone in the dead of night. On investigation he found Henry Hoibrook, the sailor, and Miss Helen en gage I in an argument. It was settled and they departed. Donovan met the ren.1 Rosalind, who bv nisrht he had sup posed to be Miss Helen Hoibrook. She revealed the mix-up. Her father. Arthur Hoibrook. was the canoe-maker, wnue Helen's father was Henry Hoibrook, the erring brother. The cousins. Helen and Rosalind, were as much alike as twins. Thus Helen's supposed duplicity was ex plained. Helen visited uonovan, asKing his assistance in bringing Miss Patricia Hoibrook and Henry Hoibrook together for a settlement of their money affairs. which had kept them apart for many years. Donovan refused to aid. He met Gillespie and planned a coup. By making Gillespie give a number of forged notes to Rosalind, who ne supposed was Helen, so closely did they resemble each other, Donovan cleared the way for a settlement of the Hoibrook troubles. Gil lespie had iKjssepsed the only evidences of the Holb-ooks' disgrace. The evidence is securely hidaen. Helen suddenly dis appeared. Donovan prepared to substi tute Rosalind for her. CHAPTER XXI II Continued. She believes that I forged the Gil lespie notes and ruined her father. Henry has undoubtedly told her so." Yes ; and he has used her to get them away from young Gillespie. There's no question about that. But I have the notes, and I propose hold ing them for your protection. But I don't want to use them if I can help It." "I appreciate what you are doing for me," he said quietly, Dut nis eyes were still troubled and I saw that he had little faith in the outcome. Your sister is disposed to deal gen erously with Henry. She does not know where the dishonor lies." We are all honorable men, " he replied bitterly, slowly pacing the floor. His sleeves were rolled away from his sun-browned arms, his shirt was open at the throat, and though he wore the rough clothes of a mechanic he looked more the artist at work in a rural studio than the canoe-maker of the Tippecanoe. He walked to a win dow and looked down for a moment upon the singing creek, then came back to me and spoke in a different tone. "I have given these years of my life to protecting my brother, and they must not be wasted. I have nothing to say against him; I shall keeji si lent." "He has forfeited every right. Now is your time to punish him," I said; but Arthur Hoibrook only looked at me pityingly. T dont want revenge, Mr. Donovan, but I am almost in a mood for justice, he said with a rueful smile; and just then Rosalind entered the shop. "Is my fate decided?" she de manded. The sight of her seemed to renew the canoe-maker's distress, and I led the way at once to the door. I think that in spite of my efforts to be gay and to carry the affair oft lightly, we all felt that the day was momentous. When shall I expect you back?" asked Hoibrook, when we had reached the launch. "Early to-night," I answered. "But if anything should happen here?" The tears flashed in Rosalind's eyes, and she clung a moment to his hand. "He will hardly be troubled by day light, and this evening he can send up a rocket if any one molests him. Go ahead. Ijima!" As we cleared Battle Orchard and sped on toward Glenarm there was a sting in the wind, and Lake Annandale had fretted itself into foam. We saw the Stiletto running prettily before the wind along the Glenarm Bhore, and I stopped the engine before crossing her wake and let the launch jump the waves. Helen would not, I hoped, be lieve me capable of attempting to palm off Rosalind on Miss Pat; and I had no wish to undeceive her. My pas senger had wrapped herself In my mackintosh and taken my cap, so that at the distance at which we passed she was not recognizable. Sister Margaret was waiting for us at the Glenarm pier. I had been a lit 8 II V- rj x II 6' " Had Wrapped Herself in My tle afraid of Sister Margaret. It was presuming a good deal to tare her into the conspiracy, and I stood by in ap prehension while she scrutinized Rosa lind. She was clearly bewildered and drew close to the girl, as Rosalind threw off the wet mackintosh and flung down the dripping cap. "Will she do. Sister Margaret?" "I believe she will; I really believe she will!" And the sister's face bright ened with relief. She had a color in her face that I had not seen before, as the joy of the situation took hold of her. She was, I realized, a wonan after all, and a young woman at that, with a heart not hardened against life's daily adventures. "It is time for luncheon. Miss Pat expects you. too." "Then I must leave you to Instruct Miss Hoibrook and carry off the first meeting. Miss Hoibrook has been " " For a long walk" r-the sister sup plied "and will enter St, Agatha's parlor a little tired from her tramp. She shall go at once to her room with me. I have put out a white gown for her; and at luncheon we will talk only of safe things. "And I shall have this bouquet of sweet peas," added Rosalind, "that I brought from a farmer's garden near by, as an offering for Aunt Pat's birth day. And you will both be there to keep me from making mistakes." "Then after luncheon we shall drive until Miss Pat's birthday dinner; and the dinner shall be oa the terrace at Glenarm. which Is even now being decorated for a fete occasion. And be fore the night Is old Helen shall be back. Good luck attend us all!" I said; and we parted In the best of spirits. I had forgotten Gillespie, and was surprised to find him at the table in my room, absorbed in business papers. " "Button, button, who's got the but ton!'" he chanted as he looked me over. "You appear to have been swim ming in your clothes. I had my mail sent out here. I've got to shut down the factory at Ponsocket- The thought of it bores me extravagantly. What time's luncheon?" "Whenever you ring three times. I'm lunching out." "Ladies?" he asked, raising his brows. "You appear to be a little so cial favorite; couldn't you get me in on something? How about dinner?" "I am myself entertaining at dinner; and your name isn't on the list, I'm sorry to say. Buttons. But to-morrow! Everything will be possible to-morrow. I expect Miss Pat and Helen here to-night. It's Miss Pat's birthday, and I want to make it a happy day for her. She's going to settle with Henry as soon as some preliminaries are ar ranged, so the war's nearly over.' "She can't settle with him until something definite is known about Ar thur. IX he's really dead " "I've promised to settle that; but I must hurry now. Will you meet me at the Glenarm boathouse at eight? If I'm not there, wait. I shall have something for you to do." "Meanwhile I'm turned out of your house, am I? But I positively decline to go until I'm fed." As I got into a fresh coat he played a lively tune on the electric bell, and I left him giving his orders to the butler. I was reassured by the sound of voices as I passed nnder the windows of St. Agatha's, and Sister Margaret met me in the hall with a smiling face. "Luncheon waits. We will go out at Mackint osh and Taken My Cap. once. Everything has passed off smoothly, perfectly." I did not dare look at Rosalind until we were seated in the dining room. Her sweet peas graced the center of the round table, and Sister. Margaret had placed them in a tall vase so that Rosalind was well screened from her aunt's direct gaze. The sister had managed admirably. Rosalind's hair was swept up in exactly Helen's poma dour; and in one of Helen's white gowns, with Helen's own particular shade of scarlet ribbon at her throat and wrist, the resemblance was even more complete than I had thought it before. But we were cast at once upon deep waters. "Helen, where did you find that ar ticle on Charles Lamb you read the other evening? I have looked for it everywhere." Rosalind took rather more time than was necessary to help herself to the asparagus, and my heart sank; but Sister Margaret promptly saved the day. "It was in the Round World. That article we were reading on 'The Au thorship of the Collects' is in the same number." "Yes; of course," said Rosalind, turning to me. Art seemed a safe topic; and I steered for the open, and spoke in a large way, out of my Ignorance, of Michelangelo's influence, winding up presently with a suggestion that Miss Pat should have her portrait painted This was a successful stroke, for we all fell into a discussion of contem poraneous portrait painters about whom Sister Margaret fortunately knew something; but a cold chill went down my back a moment later when Miss Pat turned upon Rosalind and asked her a direct question: Helen, what , was the name of the artist who did that miniature of your mother?" Sister Margaret swallowed a glass of water, and I stooped to pick up my napkin. Van Arsdel. wasn't it?' asked Rosa lind, instantly. Yes; so it was," replied Miss Pat, Luck was favoring us, and Rosalind was rising to the emergency splen didly. It appeared afterward that her own mother had been painted by the same artist, and she had boldly risked the guess. Sister Margaret and I were frightened into a discussion of the possibilities of aerial navigation, with a vague notion, I think, of keep ing the talk in the air, and it sufficed until we had concluded the simple lun cheon. I walked beside Miss Pat to the parlor. The sky had cleared, and I broached a drive at once. I had read in the newspapers that a consid erable body of regular troops was passing near Annandale on a practice march from Fort Sheridan to a ren dezvous at some point south of us. "Let us go and see the soldiers," I suggested. "Very well, Larry," she said. "We can make believe they are sent out to do honor to my birthday. You are a thoughtful boy. I can never thank you for all your consideration and kind ness. And you will not fail to find Arthur I am asking you no ques tions; Td rather not know where he is I'm afraid of truth!" She turned her head away quickly we were seat ed by ourselves in a corner of the room. "I am afraid, I am afraid to ask!" "He is well; quite wen. I shall have news of him to-night," She glanced across the room to where 'Rosalind and Sister Margaret talked quietly together. I felt Miss Pat's hand touch mine, and suddenly there were tears in her eyes. I was wrong! I was most unjust In what I said to you of her. She was all tenderness, all gentleness when she came in this morning." She fum bled at her belt and held up a small cluster of the sweet peas that Rosa lind had brought from Red Gate. I told you so!" I said, trying to laugh off her contrition. "What you said to me is forgotten. Miss Pat, "And now when everything is set tled. If she wants to marry Gillespie, let her do it." "But Bhe won't! Haven't I told you that Helen shall never marry him?' I had ordered a buckboard, and it was now announced. "Don't trouble to go upstairs, Aunt Pat; I will bring your things for you," Bald Rosalind; and Miss Pat turned upon me with an air of satisfaction and pride, as much as to say: "You see how devoted she is to me!" I wish to acknowledge here my ob ligations to Sister Margaret for giving me the benefit of her care and re sourcefulness on that difficult day. There was no nice detail that she over looked, no danger that she did not an ticipate. She sat by Miss Pat on the long drive, while Rosalind and I chat tered nonsense behind them. We were so fortunate as to strike the first bat talion, and saw it go into camp on a bit of open prairie to await the arrival of the artillery that followed. But at no time did I lose sight of the odd business that still lay ahead of me, nor did I remember with any satis faction how Helen, somewhere across woodland and lake, chafed at the de layed climax of her plot. The girl at uiy side, lovely and gracious as she was, struck me increasingly as but a tame shadow of that other one, so like and so unlike! I marveled that Miss Pat had not seen it; and in a period of eilence on the drive home I think Rosalind must have x guessed my thought; for I caught her regarding me with a mischievous smile and she said, as the others rather too generous ly sought to ignore us: "You can see now how different I am how very different!" When I left them at St. Agatha's with an hour to spare before dinner. Sister Margaret assured me with her eyes that there was nothing to fear. I was nervously pacing the long ter race when I saw my guests approach ing. I told the butler to order dinner at once and went down to meet them. Miss Pat declared that she never felt better; and under the excitement of the hour Sister Margaret s eyes glowed brightly. As we sat down in th screened cor ner of the broad terrace, with the first grave approach of twilight in the sky. and the curved trumpet of the young moon hanging in the west, it might have seemed to an onlooker that tho gods of chance had oddly ordered our little company. Miss Patricia in white was a picture of serenity, with the smile constant about her lips, happy In her hope for the future. Rosalind, fresh to these surroundings, showed clearly her pleasure in the pretty set ting of the scene, and read into it, in bright phrases, the delight et a story book incident. i "Let me see," she said, reflectively 'just who we are: We are the lady of the castle perilous dining al fresco, with the abbess, who is also a noble lady, come across the fields to sit at meat with her. And you, Bir, , are a knight full orgulous, feared in many lands, and sworn to the defense of these ladies." "And you" and Miss Pat s eyes were beautifully kind and gentle, as she took the cue and turned to Rosa lind, "you are the well-beloved daugh ter of my house, faithful in all service, in all ways self-forgetful and kind, our joy and our pride." It may have been the spirit of the evening that touched us, or only the light of her countenance and the deep sincerity of her voice; but I knew that tears were bright in all our eyes for a moment. And then Rosalind glanced at the western heavens through the foliage. "There are the stars. Aunt Pat brighter than ever to-night for your birthday." ' (TO BE CONTINUED.) The Devil and the Deep Sea.' Hazlitt 8 English Proverbs gives the proverb as "Betwixt the devil and the Dead sea." and quotes it from Clarke's "Paroemiologia," 1639, and adds this note of explanation: "On the horns of a dilemma. In Cornwall they say 'deep sea, which may be-Tight.' Reddall's "Fact, Fancy and Fable' gives the following explanation of the proverb: "This expression is used by Col. Monroe in his 'Expedition with Mackay's Regiment,' printed In 'Lon don in 1637. The regiment was with the army of Gustavus Adolphua and was engaged in a battle with the Aus trians. The Swedish gunners did not elevate their guns sufficiently, and their shot fell among this Scottish regiment, so that 'we were between the devil and tha deep sea,'" ' This contractor got results, - Some years ago a contractor build ing a railroad In a warm climate was troubled a great deal by sickness among the laborers. He turnei his attention at once to their food and found that they were getting full rations of meat and were drinking water from a stream near by. He issued orders to cut down the amount of meat and to Increase greatly the quantity of Quaker Oats fed to the men. " He also boiled Quaker Oats and mixed the thin oatmeal water with) their drinking water. Almost Instantly all signs of stomach disorders passed and his men showed a decided improve ment in strength and spirits. This con tractor had experience that taught him the great value of good oatmeal. 53 . Packed in regular size packagas, and in hermetically sealed tins for hot climates. Good Law That Should Be Enforced. Anti-spitting ordinances, laws and regulations in more than five-eighths of the cities and towns of the country are not enforced as they should be, alleges the National Association for the Study of Tuberculosis in a recent report. While most of the larger cities of the United States have such laws on their books, in the great majority of cases they are Ignored or over looked. The report covers in detail the enforcement of the anti-spitting ordinances In 80 of the largest cities In the -country. - During the year 190 in these 80 cities, 3,421 arrests were made for violation of the laws regard ing spitting in public places. Over , .900 convictions were secured and. ?4,100.87 was collected In fines. Because a home is In the country be cause it is on a farm is only an added reason why it should be more up-to-date-and attractive, for those who are fortu nate enough to live in the country really spend more time in their homes than do those who live in cities. And it is also true that farm homes and farm life is daily becoming more and more attractive. The inside of our house is our home, so why not make it nice and at tractive, homely and cheerful, up-to-date and modern. You wouldn t think of burninz tallow candles, yet why use wall paper? in order to educate a lew retmed peo- . pie in every community to the artistic beauty of soft velvety alabastined walls of solid color, a free offer of beautiful wall stencils of classic design is made to every reader of this paper. It is also possible to secure without any expense color suggestions for your home tell ing you the most suitable colors, to use the best arrangement, curtains and over curtains, etc. in fact the services of a decorative architect are at your disposal without charge to you. In cities there are many and most ex cellent designers of interior decoration, but it takes money and time to carry out their ideas. This same service is at the disposal of every reader if he asks for it, and bet ter than ail, it tells you how you can either do the work yourself or direct some one else. It gives you exact shades and colors, and the stencils to do the work, without charge. Retribution may come from any voice. Surely, help and pity are rarer things more needful for the right eous to bestow. George Eliot. "Clean, dry quarters are necessary for young lambs," says a stock jour nal. But any old quarters that will pass are good enough for most of us. Moonlight During the Arctic Night. 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