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By Arthur D. Howden Smith

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Author of PORTO BELLO GOLD, Etc.

WNU Oet-rle»
(® hy Brent»»«'*.)
The Fray in Mincing Lane
"Watch! Ho, watch!"
The words rang through the misty
darkness of the narrow street I gath
ered my cloak around me and skulked
closer to the nearest house-wall. Could
ft be possible the Bow Street runners
bad picked up my trail again t
And a new worry assailed me. Did
the cry come from in front or behind?
The fog that mantled London, and
■which so far had stood my friend, now
served to muffle the source of this sud
dien alarm. Which way should I turn?
"Watch I Curse the sleepy varlets !"
The houses past which I had beer
feeling my way came to an end. An
alley branched off to the right and
from Its entrance echoed the click of
Bteel—music after my own heart. The
Mood coursed faster In my veins. No.
this could be no trap such as had
awaited me ever since 1 had stepped
from the smuggler's small boat. Here
was sword-play, a welcome change
from the^ plotting and intrigue which
bad sickened me.
I cast my cloak hack over my shoul
der and drew my sword from Its
sheath, as 1 ran ove.r the uneven cob
bles which paved the alley. Dimly 1
saw before me a confused huddle of
figures that tussled and stamped about
In the ghostly mirk of the fog.
"Hold, friend," I shouted.
"Make haste," panted a voice from
the middle of the group.
One man against a gang of assassins !
So that was the story. It savored more
of Paris than of the staid London of
merchants and shopkeepers over which
the Hanoverian exercised his stolid
But I had scant time for philosophy.
They were on me In an instant, one as
sailant In front, an assassin on either
hand, slashing with hangers and cOU
fuses th at knew no tricks of fence, but
only downright force. Their former
prey was left with one to handle.
"Get to his rear, one of you fools."
snarled the ruffian in command whilst
he pounded at my guard.
But I hacked Into a handy doorway
and barely managed to fend them off.
And all file while the real object of
their attack continued his appeals for
the watch.
Twas this which spotted the fray
for me. I could .not but wonder, as
I (lodged arid parried and thrust, what
would happen If his cries should be
hoard and thé watch appear. Would
they know me? Or perchance should
] have the opportunity to slip quietly
I stole a glance about me. Several
windows had gone up along the streel
and nlghtcapped heads protruded to
add their clamor to that of my friend.
Surely— Aye, they had done it
The ruffian on my left leaped back
with ear aslant toward the alley en
"Quick, bullies," Le yelled,
the watch !"
With a celerity that was rlmost un
canny they disengaged their blades
and melted into the fog. Their foot
falls dwindled around the corner as I
detected the clumping footfalls of the
approaching guardians of London's
This brought me to my senses. 1
sheathed my sword and ran across the
roadway, glancing to right and left for
the best route of escape. But I reck
oned without the other participant in
our brawl. ___ - ..._
"Be at ease, my master," he said In
a voice which had a good thick Dorset
burr in it—I liked him from that mo
ment I sounded so homelike; I ccnld
fairly see the rolling fields, the water
meadows, the copses, all the scenes
that had meant so much to me in boy
hood. even the sprawling roofs and
chimney stacks of Foxcroft house
Itself. " 'Tis only the watch yon hear.
Hark to the jingling of their staves."
"I know that full well, my friend." I
answered him. gooseflesh rising on my
neck as the Jingling staves and clump
ing feet drew nearer. "But I happen
to have pressing reasons for avoiding
the watch."
My friend pursed his lips In a low
Whistle. .
"So. sets the wind In that quarter!
Yet you came fast enough to my help
against those cut-purses a moment
t laughed. The watch were all but
In the alley's mouth. Twas idle to
think n£ running jjpw.
"Oh, I am no highwayman." I said.
"Weil, whatever you may be, you
aided Robert Juggins In his peril, and
•twill be a sore pity If a worshipful
alderman of the city may not see you
through the scrutiny of a band of lazy
* 'That is good hearing," I answered.
"Will they have your description 7"
"I think not, but If they Mk me to
account for myself I shall be at fsoIL
Ld". ITr.HÏÏ'XSZ >rmnC
He pursed bis lips once more In the
quaint form of a low whistle.
"I begin to see. There is a foreign
cut to your wig that I do not like," he
commented. "However, we will bra
sen It ont Here they come."
The watchmen rounded the comer
flat* the attey. lanterns swinging high.
"Ho. kaavoo," proclaimed a pompous
voice, "stand and deliver yourselves
to us."
"And who- may you be?" demanded
my friend.
"No friends to brawlers and disturb
ers of the peace, sirrah." replied the
stoutest of the watchmen, stepping to
the front of his fellows. "We are the
duly constituted and appointed con
stables and watchmen of his honor the
worshipful lord mayor."
"It would be nearer the truth to say
that yon are the properly constituted
and habitual sleepers and time-servers
of the city," snapped my companion.
"Draw near, and examine me."
"Nay, sir," adjured the captain of
the watch portentously. "do you ap
proach and render yourselves to us.
Tls not for lawbreakers to order the
city's watchmen how they shall be ap
"You fool," said my friend very
pleasantly, "if yon -would only trust
your eyes you would see a face you
have many times seen before this—
aye, and shall see again In the morn
ing before the bench of sheriffs when
you plead forgiveness for your dila
tory performance of the duties Intrust
ed to you."
My friend left ray side and strode
toward the captain of the watch, who
gave back a pace or two until he felt
the stomachs of his followers at his
"How, now," said he who had called
himself Robert Juggins, "hold up that
lantern, you, sirrah, with the shaking
arm. Look into my face, lazy dogs
that you are. Dost know me?" He
poked his finger into the fat figure of
the captain.
"Sure, you are Master Juggins," as
sented that official with sullen reluc
"And is an alderman of the city and
a cupmate of the lord mayor and sher
iffs and the warden of the Worshipful
Company of Merchant Traders to the
Western Plantations, on his way home
from a meeting of his guild, within the
city precincts—aye. In Mincing lane,
under the shadow of Paul's—I say am
I to be held up hy cot-purses, stabbed
in* the arm, forced to defend my very
life—and then denounced and threat
ened with arrest by the watchmen
paid I»y the city to protect its citi
-" Y e n «und -h e r e U y lugt « profg TH
I, and not they, who have sought to
rob myself. Go to! Ye are worthless,
and I shall see that the sheriffs and
the magistrates at Bow Street know
of IL"
"But we will be after the scoundrels,
worshipful Master Alderman," pleaded
the captain. "Can you but give us a
description of the knaves?"
"Shall I do your work for you?" re
plied Master Juggins in his delight
ful Dorset burr. Zounds! How I
liked the man with his broad humor,
bis ready courage and prompt good
"Nay, but—*
"But roe no buta Be about your
round« And if you see any hang-dog
rogues or homeless knaves or master
less men, do you apprehend them for
the night and lodge them In the Fleet.
In the morning yon may let roe know
_ _
- "
Franklin Would Haye Put .Maxims on Coins
* ' --— w-..
. „production« of "Poor Rich
whlch onr gre|U A *cr
4L. Benjamin Franklin, ind.mtrloau
The first third of the Nineteenth
century was the heyday of Stafford
shire ware decorated with pictures.
And not the least Interesting of this
china was the aeries picturing maxima,
proverbs and morals.
Of this didactic china many pieces
ly circulated through hla Poor Rich
ard's Almanack for 26 year«.
The Poor Richard maxim« were
very near to Franklin'« heart, and he
let no chance «lip to get them Into
greater circulation. One of hla proj
ect*-which, however, wm not ear
of The copper coins of the new Amer
ican republic «orne proverbs of SoRf
what you have done. I will then con
sider whether your belated efforts
may overset your cowardice and lazi
ness in the beginning.
"It shall he {is you say, good Master
Juggins." assented the captain meek
ly; "Which way went your assail
"What? More questions?" exploded
Master Juggins. "Nay, this is too
much."- "
The watchmen turned In their
tracks and herded out of the alley like
bewildered cattle, all clumping boots,
tingling staffs, waving lanterns and
Jumbled wits. My savior removed ids
hat and mopped his brow with a white
"So much for that" he remarked
cheerfully. "Now—" *
But he was Interrupted from an un
expected quarter. The captain of the
watch returned alone;
"1 crave your panion. Master Jug
gins." he hegan. "But we have been
warned to keep n watch for a danger
ous malefactor, an enemy of the state,
one Ormerod. an emissary of the Pre
tender who la here on an errand
against the crown."
Juggins favored me with a cursory
glance of a somewhat peculiar nature.
It was not exactly hostile, and yet
much of the friendliness which had
characterised his manner was gone.
I felt cold chills running down my
back. Would he give me up? What
right after all had ITo expert better
treatment from a total stranger, a man
who had nothing to gain from shield
ing me?
"Go on." said Juggins coldly to the
watchman, withdrawing ids attention
from me.
"Why, worshipful sir. there Is no
more to say. It Is just that I thought,
the attack Iteing made upon you. a well
known eltlr.en, it might have been—"
"And how should I know tills per
son of whom you speak?"
"Why, sir, that I cannot—"
—"Be about your d u 11 os. sirrah,'
ferrupted Master Juggins, "and pester
me no longer."
The captain stumped off to where
his faithful band awaited him. the sev
eral curious-minded citizens who had
listened to the altercation from the
vantage-point of their bedroom win
dows retired to resume their slumbers,
and Master Juggins strode back to my
"Is your name Ormerod?" he asked.
"I am Harry Ormerod, once a cap
tain of foot under the dnke of Ber- ;
wick ; and 1 formerly had the honor!
to be chamberlain to the man whom ]
people call King James the
"You are a rebel, a conspirator
against the crown?"
"I do not expect you to believe me,
could, "hut I am not a rebel—In spirit
or intent, at any rate—and I am not
conspiring against the Crown at till»
mement —although I have done so In
the past—and I am at this moment a
Master Juggins
fugitive from justice."
He stood there In the middle of the;
alley, caressing h!s shaven chin.
"Ormerod," he murmured. Harry
Ormerod. But surely—of y '
Ormerod of Foxcroft In Dor
yon are
"I shook my head sadly.
"No. my friend; If you know that
story you must know that I was Or
merod of Foxcroft honse."
Master Juggins was suddenly all
"I know It well." be returned.
and Charles, your eider brother, were
both out In the T9. Charles died in
Scotland, and yon eaoaped with the
remnants of thwexpedltlon to France."
"And Foxcroft heuse was seques
trated to the Crown," I amended hit
■'The Hampshire branch have It
now." went on Master Juggins. 'They
toadied it through the Pelhams."
"Yea. - them !"
Ormarod has known th« In
gratitude of prlncoa, but ha is to
discover that gratitude is a qual
ity that has not altogether die
appeared from the earth.
mon and other sayings encouraging
"Diligence Is the mother of good
luck," and "Plow deep while sluggards
sleep" were among those he suggested
Hla practical and benevolent mind pic
tured how many a family would read
and ponder hla precepts as they gath
ered round tha hearth.—The Antiqua
Ancient—but Up to Date
An ancient hostelry near Shaft«*«
bury, England, ia named "The Listen
The European cq ze« s ge butterfly was
brought to the United gute, «sboul
th« time of the Civil war. ' «
(S by Dodd. U»d & Company.)
A LAME man, sinister and swarthy
«f fnce^ and magnificent of «t
tire, stood In a chariot, drawn by five
other men. Behind the chariot, trun
dling along in on iron cage, was a
gorgeously attired prisoner.
The sinister charioteer had a strong,
ugly Mongolian face. He lashed the
five luckless men who drew his char
iot, and at every lash his watching
army applauded. For he was Tlmour
the Lame, commonly known as Tam
erlane, conqueror of the Hast. And
the five men who drew his chariot
were kings whom he had captured
and whose countries he had subdued.
The man in the cage was Bajazet, the
once mighty sultan of Turkey.
Tamerlane was In the full glory of
his career. He chose the foregoing
way to celebrate Ida achievements.
in 1836 this unprepossessing, ugly
son had been born to the petty chief
of a Mongol tribe near Samerknnd.
The lad was brought up more as a
student than as a warrior, but before
he was twenty his wild fighting blood.
Inherited from his great ancestor,
Genghis Khan, broke out and he
threw aside Ids scrolls and Inkhorn
for sword and helmet.
Handicapped hy lameness. In a
country and age when physical per
fection counted for far more than
I now. he nevertheless, by sheer force
of character, won early laurels^ a«
general and tribal chief. On his fa
ther's deatli Tamerlane and his broth
er-in-law. Hussein, were chosen as
joint rulers,
hesitancy, murdered Hussein and
made himself sole chieftain. But this
by no means satisfied his boundless
ambition. He had laid out a plan of
action worthy of Charlemagne or
Caesar, and with Ids scimitar pro
ceeded to carve his name upon the
map of the world.
He began ut horae/by changing the
semi-savage lawlessness of his own
people Into an established, firm gov
ernment, worthy of a much later day ;
then started on his carefully prepared
campaign of world conquest. Persia
was the first object of his attack. It
—la an odd fact .that-nearl y ever y great
conqueror of early times, from Alex
ander to the Tartar, chose that pow
erful but ill-disciplined land ns n
primary goal of his achievements.
Tamerlane swept Persia, his fiery
tribesmen carrying all before them-.•
He captured the Persian king and laid
the country waste.
Tamerlane, without
Cheered by tits easy victory over s
country so much stronger than his
own, the Mongolian Invader next sub
dued alt of Central Asia and carried
his conquests from the Oreat Wall of
china to Moscow. Had he been a
European his first Idea would doubt
less have been to conquer Europe,
and he would have left the East for
a later expedition. But, to his Orlen
tnl mind, Asia seemed the most itn
portant part of the earth. It was.
| lane's that Europe was not overrun
: ),y the Eastern hordes and Western
civilization and character tinged fer
ever with Orientalism. Europe was
probably reserved for subsequent In
vasion — an Invasion which fate
Rumors of the wealth of India
rM/ . hed Tamerlane. In 1308 he
mBIV h e< j ),i a vast armies thither,
pj OW |„g „ bloody furrow to the
Hanges, overcoming all opposition,
an{ , lootIng milllonH of dollars' worth
of native treasure. Here Ids native
barbarity cropped out more strongly
than ever before, and he left behind
him a name for mercllessness that
lives to this day. In one Hindoo dis
trict alone 6e .uufssucred'lUU.OOU prls
The Turks, under Sultan Bajazet.
were menacing the Eastern empire.
Learning of this and Jealous that any
other man should emulate himself as
nn Invader, Tamerlane hurried back
from India and marched against the
Turkish dominions. Like an army of
ant* hts countless hordes overran
Turkey, seizing Syria from the brave
Mamelukes, and. on June 20. 1402,
meeting Bajazet 's army on the plain
of Angoria. After a fiercely contest
ed battle Tamerlane routed the Turks
and took Bajazet prisoner. Not. con
tent with subduing Turkey, he vented
his hate against Bajazet In a unique
fashion. He caused a great iron cage
lo be built- Into this be thrust the
beaten sultan and carried him about
ns a sort of human menagerie exhibit
nntll the broken-hearted prisoner died
of shame. .
The conqueror next planned a mam
moth expedition against China. When
he should thus have »ubdued the i«st
A sia » po we r tw waulcLhe faea »>■ A |irn
his attention to Europe. But. In 1405,
fm th# eTe of the campaign.
he died, and the "yellow peril" was
jj a< j Tamerlane been wholly a bar
barlan his feats would have been less
far-reaching In their effect on the hls
tory 0 f t |, e WO r|d. But he was also s
patron c f science and the arts, a pro
moter of culture at home and abroad.
an author and a man who^hullt up
civilization even while he destroyed
nations. By forwarding (he cause of
learning, aa much as hy wholesale
slaughter, he left an indelible mark
on all the Orient.
Camblert Advertise
I» Chin, the are
•"«*»« tb * '* r * eal sdvertlsers.

South Dakota farmers will be Inter
ested in an experiment conducted re
cently by the dairy department at
South Dakota college which indicates
that soy-bean meal is somewhat higher
In feeding value than oil meal. •'Data
obtained show that when oil meal is
valued at $45 per ton soy-bean meal
is worth $58 a ton.
"Live-stock farmers have been ad
vised and urged for some time to feed
a balanced ration," the report on the
expriment states. 'This means that
they must either purchase or raise
high-protein feeds. The college want
ed to find out whether soy beans,
which can be grown for both seed and
forage In South Dakota, could be prof
itably substituted for such protein
feeds as oil meal, frequently pur
chased at a relatively high price."
The results of the experiment indi
cate conclusively that farmers can
make money growing their own pro
tein feeds and In this way decrease
the cost of milk production.
Does soy-bean meal fed to dairy
produced from these cows? Results
of this experiment Indicate that where
moderate amounts of soy-bean meal
are fed the quality of the butter is not
lowered. When too great a quantity
Is fed it produces« soft, salvy butler.
Judicious and ^economical feeding
would eliminate this trouble, because
It would not he advisable to feed ex
cessive amounts of soy-bean meal If
economy was kept In mind.
The exi>erlmentai animals showed
no ill effect from the soy-bean meal
and gave every appearance of health.
Their coats were glossy and Hie con
dition of flesh as good as when oil
meal was fed.
Dairying as Side-Line
Aid to General Farming
Dairying ns a side line to general
farming has often enabled the fanner
who was farming at a loss to ranke a
profit. The cows furnish a market
for surplus feed grown on the farm.
Tristem! of liaullng feetl to fown.iliuht
Ing buyers and often taking less than
cost of production, counting labor,
equipment, etc,, the grain and hay
may be fed at the barn and the fer
tility in the manure saved and ap
plied to the soil. Then the farmer lias
work at home in had weather, milk
ing cows, feeding, hauling and apply
ing manure, taking cream, milk or
butter to market.
The best way to utilize dairy prod
ucts, Is separating milk, selling cream
and feeding the skimmed milk to
pigs. Should one be situated where
liiere Is no creamery near, the cream
may be shipped and the cans re
Five or six good cows will produce
their own living, provided the farmer
raises most of the feed, and in ad
dition, afford a living for the farmer's
family, provided good cows are kept
and markets are satisfactory.
Most families on farms may milk;
feed and care for the cows In addi
tion lo producing a crop. Cotton,
corn, grain, sorghum, oats, and other
crops usually grown may be placed in
the rotation, or at least several of
them, so that the cows may be cared
for as well as the other farm work
One may begin with two good cows,
using the products of milk st home,
and raise enough cows to begin dairy
ing for the side Hoe suggested. But
pasture must be provided and feed
must be raised, and burn-room must
bs Atm lahed-.—. _ _
Flies Lower Milk Yield
Care should be taken to protect
cows. In a large measure files are
responsible for low milk yields dur
ing the sûmmer and thin cattle in the
fall. Cows should be protected from
them ss much as possible. An Indiana
dairyman keeps his cows stabled dur
ing the heat of the day in if mot,
darkened barn, the windows of which
are darkened by nailing gunny sacks
over them. He also has gunny sacks
hanging over the doors, through which
the In such
that the files are brushed from them
as they enter.
Summer Fly Evil
Giving dairy cows access to cool,
darkened haras during the heat of
the day will go a long way toward
taking the "sting" out of the summer
fly evil, thereby preventing a drop
both In milk yields and profits. Win
dows can he darkened by nailing
|>ulldln| paper over them,
sacks hung In the doorway will brush
the flies from the cows' backs as they
enter the bam. Fly repellants may be
effective for a short time In lessening
the annoyance.
Silage Taste and Odor
A silage taste and odor might even
improve some milk by drowning out
more offensive odors. However, the
safe procedure is to take all safe
guard« If you would produce the beet
quality milk, and these include proper
barn ventilation, preferably feeding
after milking, feeding only moderate
qnantltiea of silage, and then prompt
aeration and cooling of the milk.
Green corn fed an hour before milk
tog has a slight effect on the milk, ac
aordina to those aoveraiueot test»

■ ■.
U. S. A.
still quenches thirst,
cools the parched
throat and by its de
lightful flavor and
refreshment restores
the joy of life.
Nothing else can
give you so much en
joyment for so little.
Remember Wrigley'»
After Every Meal
$4,000 PRIZES
Knur th* irait Liquid Veneer Con
tant. All you hnva to do In wrlta ua
In laaa than lit worda what yon con
aid.r th. outatandlns
Liquid Van.cr, or tall
uaa tor Liquid Vanaar.
Ton may win tha Brat prisa of litt
minant bualnaaa man will not aa
aa. Contant oloaaa December Hat,
But don't dalay. Oat naoaaaary
Entry Blank and full particulars from
your daalar. U ha can't anpply you
Don't misa thla bis oppor
eharactortatlo of
ua of an unuaual
or on» of tha 1,114 othar prl
Liquid Vanaar ia Bold by bardwara,
turnttura, drug, - palnL granary and
■onaral atoraa.
IT Liquid Vcnrar Bids.
Buffalo, M. X.
Weilleb aWeiller
Half-Mile Air Tube
To provide fresh air tor mine head
ings. a flexible tubing which has an
efficient air delivery range of one-half
mile from the fan, lias been tested hy
the bureau of mines, says .Scientific
American, and is giving satisfaction
in both metal and coal mines.
This tubing is made of a heavy fab
ric thoroughly impregnated with fun- -
gus-and acid-resisting compounds. It
is light in weight—one man can read
ily carry 200 feet ; and It can be
quickly Installed—one man in a tim
bered tunnel can pot up over 400 feet
in two hours.
I of soft coal will make laua
heavier this wlater. Red
* Thei
dry w
Cross Ball Blue will bslp to remove
that grimy look. At all grocers—Ad
Airplane on Submarine
A peanut airplane has been de
signed to be carried In a special com
partme^ on a submarine, and it can
be assembled and launched to nine
minutes. The undersea craft is sub
merged slightly to allow the plane
to float.
Have Good Hair
And Clean Scalp
i Cuticura
Soap and Ointment
- Work Wonders

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