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Hood’s
Sarsaparilla
Will purify your blood, clear
your complexion, restore your
appetite, relieve your tired feel
ing. build you up. Be sure to
take it this spring.
<Jet It li usual llqnbl form or chocolated
tablets on led Sursatubn. ion Dose^ f’.
44 Bu. to the Acre
Isa lioary v i id. but that 'a what .John Kennedy of
Kdmontor. \ Iberta. W«**tern ( amnia. >r*it from 4t
acres of Spring Wheat In 11*10. Report r
In*111 other district* 1 !i that pror
oce ahowcdother cxi *• i
Lent i ■ h ■ i |
| 000 bushels of wheat
from 1 'JO acres, or B.'> 1
bu, per acre. 26,80and 40
btistolyields w « rc nun;
erous .4*. hiwh us 182
bushels of oats to the
acre were t h res bed froai
Alberta fields in ii*lU.
The Silver CupJ
at the recent Spokane I
_i hair was a warded to 11 e I
n i '«•! wuvmmit in t♦ • r
It* exhibit of grains grass* •* and
Vegetables. Keportuni i*!!«•«• mt
▼ields tor 1 ylit coup* also trnm
Saskatchewan and Manitoba tu
Western ( armila.
Free homestead* of 160
Here*, ami adjoining pre
empt Ion* of 160 acre* iat
»:t per aere) are to Ik« had
In the choicest dlst i let*. i
Schools con % enlen t, cli
mate excellent, soil the
very best, rail a ays dose a t
liaml, building lumber
cheap, fue 1 easy toget and
reasonable In price, v. titer
easily procured, mixed
farmli g a success. ,
Write os to best p ace f. set
tlement, Settlers* low railway
rates, descriptive I'lustrgtcd
‘ hast B‘-st Wi 'i" sent free on
applieat i«>n) and m lu-r inforinn
tloii. to Miip't of Jinni'gmtIon,
Ottawa. (*an..ortothe Canadian
Government Agent. (lit >
CANADIAN OOVTRNMfvr AGWT
s». 125 ». Ninth Street kinsds City. Mo.
(T'-e address nearest you.)
A mind content both oro\v4 and
kingdom is.—Robert Greene.
G.uticM i (.1 lii~ brought good health to
thousands! I ncqualed for constipation.
His Aspiration.
Richard, aged 12. Warburton, aged
14, and Gordon, aged 10, were dis
cussing what they would do with a
million dollars.
Richard said: "1 would buy a motor
boat."
Warburton said: “I would spend my
• million formusicand theater tickets."
Gordon, the 10 year-old, sniffed at
them derisively. "Humph!” said he,
“I’d buy an automobile, and spend the
rest in tines!”—Harper's Bazar.
Absent-Minded.
"There was $105 in the left trou
sers pocket,” panted a white-faced
man, as he all but fell into the little
tailor’s pressing and cleaning shop.
The tailor glanced at the excited
citizen. and went pushing the
goose.
Alter a minute the new arrival got
his breath, but lost his temper. "I
say there was $105 in the left trou
sers pocket,” he repeated, shaking his
list.
“Veil, didt I sedt dere vasn’t?" the
little tailor asked. “Dere iss do pants.
Mt-bby he iss dere yedt,” pointing to
a pair of trousers on a nail.
The left pocket gave up a roll of
bills and n cigarette case, the right
pocket a bunch of keys, penknife and
,1 pound of other junk; the right back
pocket a magazine pistol and a hand
kerchief, the left hack pocket a big
memorandum book and the fob pocket
a watch with fob and charm attached
.and some bills tightly folded.
'.'ter the absent minded one had
given the tailor five dollars for his
"bom siy " the knight of the goose
soliloquized: "Some day dat feller fer
git his bants."
HONEST CONFESSION
A Doctor's Talk on Food.
There are no fairer set of men on
earth than the doctors, and when they
find they have been in error they are
usually apt to make honest ami manly
admission of the fact.
A cast in point is that of a practi
tioner. one of the good old school, who
lives in Texas. His plain, unvarnished
tale needs no dressing up:
'T had always had an intense preju
dice. which I can now si e was unwar
rantable and unreasonable, against all
muchly advertised foods. Hence. I
never read a line of the many 'ads' of
Grape-Nuts, nor tested the food till
last winter.
"While in Corpus Christi for my
health, and visiting my youngest son,
who lias four of the ruddiest, healthi
est little hoys 1 ever saw, 1 a' ■ niy
first dish of Grape Nuts food for sup
per with my little grandsons.
"I became exceedingly fond of it
and have oaten a package ot it. every
week since, and find it a delicious, re
freshing and strengthening food, leav
ing no ill effects whatever, causing no
eructations (with which I v.as for
merly much troubled), no sense of
fullness, nausea, tior distress of stom
ach in any way.
"There is no other food that agrees
with me so well, or sits as lightly or
pleasantly upon my stomach as this
does.
"I am stronger and more active
' inee I began the use Grape-Nuts
than 1 have been for 10 years, and
am no longer troubled with nausea
and indigestion." Name given by
Postum Co., Hattie Creek. Mich.
T.ook In pkgs for the famous littls
book. "The Hoad to Wellvllle.”
“There’s a Reason.”
Kvfr r**m! Hie ooovc IrMrr? A u< %
«>*»«* ii|»|M»nra from time to tint#. Tl»* r
mrr- Rcnuiutf, true, and full of huu. u
iBterest.
JRe Repentance
ofHartz^
A TRUE STORY OF THE SECRET SERVICE
By COL H. C. WHITLEY States Secret Serx'ice I
4
T was sometime in the
fall of 1859 that a strang
er came trudging along
the turnpike. He was
short and fat. His round
red face was covered with
a stubby growth of blonde
whiskers. He wore a
broad flat blue cloth cap
and a long brown linen
duster a little out of sea
son. A bundle tightly roll
0,1 m black oilcloth was strapped to
his back. He stopped in the middle of
the road. Looking about, his eyes
rested upon a weather-beaten sign
board upon which had once been
painted the picture of a black bear I
resting upon its haunches. For more
than a hundred years this sign board !
had been swinging to and fro as if
beckoning and inviting passersby to
enter the little Inn that was standing
some 15 or 20 feet back from the
road. It took Mr. Herman Weisgar
ber several minutes to decipher the
inscription beneath the faded picture.
When he had succeeded, us bethought,
he muttered audibly, "Dish ish do
blace. Her black bear vas inn, und
1 shust myself vill walk in mit him.”
liraring up a little and stroking his
chin he stepped with a lengthened
stride into the little front room that
served as an office for the Black Bear
Inn. Here he found himself in the
presence of a pleasant-faced woman
who smiled coqm ttishly.
He greeted her in his own tongue,
in which she replied, and the conver
sation was now carried on briskly in
the German language, it was a bux
om widow on the one hand and a ras
cally counterfeiter on the other. He
was a long-time rogue, but she was
honest and unsuspicious. With her
the world was good, with him it was
dog eat dog and the devil take the
hindmost.. The widow Hartz was al
together too unsophisticated to pene
trate the dark recesses of the hollow
hearted man that had by chance coma
suddenly into the affairs of her life.
She judged him by her own heart
and little dreamed of the misery so
soon to follow her chance acquaint
ance with Herman Weisgarber.
Her husband had died about two
years before. At this time her heart
was centered on her son, a young man
nearly twenty years of age. John
Hartz, thanks to the training of his
father, was honest and industrious.
The Black Bear Inn and the little
farm adjoining was a sacred inheri
tance from liis paternal grandfather.
The Inn was now somewhat out of
date, but was still doing its part to
wards furnishing the mother and son
a living and a little to lay up for a
rainy day. John’s father had taught ,
him to stand firmly for the right in
all things.
Mr. Weisgarber’s gray blue eyes
were shining brightly beneath ids
overhanging brows as in- stood ex
plaining to the widow Hartz regarding
himself. Ttie word tramp, now so
aptly applied to the tie-path tourist,
had not been coined in that day and
men of his like were little understood.
He said he was just out on a pleasure
tour and that he traveled on foot as
a matter of choice, lie u as moving
leisurely along that he might better
enjoy the lovely scenery and pure
mountain air. His words were well
chosen and deeply impressive as he
cautiously worked his way up to the
point of offering to remain for a time |
and assist in the work about the Inn
and farm He had a smooth tongue j
i iie lurn-piKe, winding its way
along up and down the sides, over
and across the Allegheny mountains
was ttun the popular highway for
drovers and wagoners upon their way
to and fro between Eastern I’ennsy! '
vania and Pittsburg The people I
along this route were principally Ger- |
mans. Some of them could neither !
read nor sp*. ak English. They lived i
mainly on what they produced and ,
had little occasion to spend their '
money. Almost anything that looked
like money would pass. In those
days much of the paper money
in circulation was of the wild
cat kind. Between the counterfeit
and genuine issue there was but lit
tle choice. One passed from band to
hand almost as readily as the other.
Herman Welsgarber, as he called
himself, had for many years been dodg
ing about from place to place ma
king a living by shoving the queer.
1'nder pretence of bis inability to un
derstand the English language he was
able to deceive the officers and es
cape arrest. It was always "Nicht
verstehe’' with him. "lie shust didn't
know netting bout baper monies.”
To tilt- widow Hartz he appeared a
man of honor. She measured his
character by her own and could see
no farther. Six months had scarcely
passed from the time she met him
until he became her husband.
When John Hartz came in contact
w ith his step father he was honest,
1 and had he followed In the footsteps
of his own father he would have re
mained so. It did not take long to
prove that he was susceptible and
easily drawn into ways that were dark
and forbidding Stef) by Rtep be was
1 led along and craftily initiated into
the mysterious doings of counterfeit
ers.
One day a drover came along me
pike with a long string of oxen and
stopped at the Hlaek Hear Inn, and
engaged a pasture for his cattle over
night. The drover was new In that
part of the country, and for safety he
handed his pocket book, containing
several hundred dollars, to John Hartz
for safe keeping. In the presence of
Welsgarher. Shortly afterwards when
the drover was out attending to his
cattle, Welsgarher suggested the idea
to John of changing the good money
in the pocket book for an equal
amount of counterfeit that he had on
hand. John was easily persuaded, lie
thought his step-father knew best. In
the morning (he drover received his
pocket hook and proceeded to count
it's contents. He at once saw that
the hills were of a different kind than
those he had been carrying. !{'•
pulled a counterfeit detector from his
porket and examined them. Having
satisfied himself that they were bad,
he charged John with having substi
tilted them. The accused man's face
turned red and he began to stammer,
but his step-father who was standing
by. came at once to the front and con:
menced to talk in German to John
Turning to the drover he protested in
badly broken Knglish that the young
man was honest and hadn't even
opened tho pocket book, between the
two the drover got a tongue lashing
for his accusation that so completely
upset him that he was none too sure
that lie ever had any money. He was
now in a had fix; a long ways from
John. He now became dazed with
fear and excitement. He left the home
of hia boyhood on foot and made hia
way to Philadelphia, where he chanced
to meet hia step-father who was a
member of a gang of counterfeiters.
John was easily persuaded and he suf
fered himself to be led along step by
step until he was deep In the mire.
Our Civil war had brought a great
change in the finances of the country.
Wild eat banks had gone out of ex
istence and a new kind of money was
in use. There was a great deal of
counterfeiting going on and John
Hartz was one of the number engaged
in it. Like the most of the men of
his stamp he was unsuccessful in ac
cumulating wealth.
A counterfeit beer stamp made
its appearance in Philadelphia and I
found it necessary to visit that city
The night was dark and stormy and i
it was about the portentous hour of
l:0rt a. tn , when ghosts are said to
stalk abroad in ghastly white array,
that four detectives left their comfort
aide quarters in the hotel with the ex
pectation of making an important |
arrest. The man they sought was In
visible during tlie day time and a dif
ficult man to encounter at night Ho
had frequently been heard of but had
seldom been seen by the government
detectives. When the officers reached
the appointed place they scattered
and took up their positions where they
would attract aa little attention as
possible. Their mysterious mission
had been fully explained; a deal was
• xpeeted to be pulled off. One of the
detectives was rotund of person. He
had. through one of the counterfeiting
gang, been introduced as a beer deal
( r who said he was willing to take his
chances with bogus stamps, and he
had bargained with one of the coun
terfeiters for five thousand counter
ed) lager beer stamps, and was to
receive them at a certain hour at a
designated place.
When thd man put in an appear
ance to make the delivery he was to
be arresti d. This individual, owing to
the darkness of the nigiit, was unable
to see the detectives stationed about,
and he walked with his carpet bag in
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home with a pocket book full of conn
terfelt money as bis only wherewith
to pay his expenses.
After everything had cooled "down,
Mr. Weisgarber, in a burst of gener
osity. was good enough to loan the
drover one or two hundred dollars to
pay his way until he could reach
Strasburgh. a little town at the foot
of the Three Brother mountains. The :
drover was silenced but not altogether !
convinced. His money was all right !
the day before, but he wasn't quite]
sure it was of the right stamp when !
lie handed it over to the young man ;
for safe keeping. Here was an exem
pliflcation of the little difference be
tween tlie truth and a lie well stuck
to. Time rolled on and .John Hartz'
career in crime became more and
more firmly fixed.
One day the sheriff came with a
warrant for the “Flying Dutchman,''
which meant Herman W’eisgarber.
“Gott en Hlmmell! Vut ish dish?"
he exclaimed.
A long explanation ensued and the
sheriff was greatly puzzled regarding
his duty. He was convinced that
i he accused man was innocent, and
he thought it might he a safe thing to
leave him at ids home and go hack to
the county seat and report before ma
king the am st. When he reached
there he was told to return at once
and bring Ills man. When he go* hack
to the Black Bear Inn Mr. Welsgarber
was out. He had saddled up and
rode away and might not return for
several days, perhaps never. But the
good-natured sheriff didn't see it that
wav. He would come hack again, or
he might present himself voluntarily
at the sheriff's office.
The mother had now experienced
enough to satisfy her that she had
! made a great mistake and that she
was tied to a bad man. Her life be
came a burden to her. One day she
suddenly disappeared. After a long
search she was found dead with a
rope tightly drawn about her neck
hanging to a stout hook in the smoke
1 house. The scene was too much for
hand bravely up to the officer In wait
ing at the place agreed upon.
On a given signal the detectives
hurriedly closed in. The counterfeit
er did not readily submit and the offi
cers soon found they had tackled a
rough customer. For some minutes
the scuffling and twisting was furious
and lie was not fairly subdued until a
pair of glistening handcuffs was
slipped upon his wrists. The cold
steel took the fight <iut of him and he
was at once escorted to the Bingham
house.
It was one of the kind of conspir
acies that are a direct fraud upon the
government, and 1 was very anxious
to reach its source, which particularly
meant the engraver of the plates from
which tiie stamps were printed. I was
not a little surprised when I learned
that the wholesale dealer we had
caught was John Hartz. This was the
flrjtt time I had met him. He had for
several years maintained a reputation
among the detectives as a person who
could not under any circumstances be
made to squeal, l could well afford
to turn him loose if he would furnish
the information leading to the cap
turing of tlie important men behind
him.
The squealer in cases of this kind
is usually the most powerfyl adjunct
to the detective art. While these offi
cers have little respect for him they
are delighted to avail themselves of
his service?. I was well acquainted
with the most prominent feature iu
the prisoner's past career. He laid
claim to the possession of a principle
to which he had steadfastly adhered.
He had been arrested several times
for passing counterfeit money and had
on all occasions persistently refused
to squeal on his confederates. He ,
preferred rather to sacrifice himself i
than to assist the government in any 1
manner. 1 had up to that time never
met a man under like circumstances j
that could not by some means be in- j
duced to squeal, but 1 pounded John |
Hartz up one side and down the other i
until broad daylight without eliciting
the slightest Information. I had of
fered him his liberty and $1,000 In
money as an inducement, but he stub
bornly refused. He seemed to have
deluded himself into the idea that
treachery among a gang of criminals
was much worse than the unlawful
deeds performed by them.
I learned from the prisoner that he
had a family. When this was men
tioned he shuddered a little. Coining
to the conclusion that I could learn
nothing from him I was ready to lock
him up. Before doing this I suggested
the idea of taking him to see his wife
and children. Karly in the morning
I procured a carriage, and after a
20 minutes’ drive we stopped in front
of a large tenement house which we
entered, ascending the stairs to the
second floor.
Knocking at a door to our right we
were after some delay admitted by a
woman wearing a calico wrapper, and
we entered the room which was dark
and dismal as a tomb. Two cr three
broken chairs, a rickety table and a
mnttross spread upon the floor and
covered with ragged quilts, consti
tuted the furnishings. Peeping from
beneath the tattered covering I saw
the bright eyes and curly heads of
two young children.
"is this your home. Mi. Hartz?” I
inquired.
"This is whetr I stay,” h“ replied.
I saw at once that I was up against
a species of affliction for which I had
no ready-made speech of condolence,
and I was Just a little embarrassed.
There was a depth of seriousness in
the affair that I had rarely met with.
I was confronted with the genuine
woes of humanity and at a loss for
the moment to know just what to do
or say. After deliberating a short
time I came to the conclusion that it
was best to explain nil to bis wife.
She looked like an intelligent woman
and 1 proceeded to acquaint her with
tile facts concerning her husband’s ar
rest and tlic punishment that was sure
to follow, i likewise pointed out the
door through which lie might escape.
I demanded a clean breast without
reserve. I was to know all the partic
ulars In regard to the conspiracy, and
he was to act In good faith and to as
sist the detectives in plans to cap
ture the engraver and all others con
nected with the affair; besides, he
was, if it became necessary, to go up
on the( witness s:and and testify
against his confederates. Counterfeit
ers as a general thing are treacherous
towards one another when In a tight
place; It is anything to save them
selves. With John Hartz It was dif
ferent; he preferred to sacrifice him
self rather than to give away his con
federates.
When the wife was made acquaint
ed with the proposition that had been
made to her husband she appealed to
him in language that seemed irresist
ible.
He hung his head. There was an
expression on his face that was in
definable. A fresh link in misery’s
chain had now reached his heart.
The scene was absolutely painful and
I soon saw that he was weakening.
\ man's character varies In accord
ance with the position in which he is
placed. Criminals are human, like
i ur selves, and if we would learn the
dangers lurking in our pathway, we
should know how they chance to
stumble and fall. Some men are
weaker and more prone to vice than
others. There is a never-ending bat
th- between right and wrong. I never
yet found a man so bad that there
was not something in his character
upon which to base a hope. I never
yet saw a man that was so good as to
be free from danger. There is a
thread of gold running through the
character of the worst of men; the
difficulty is to reach It.
The prisoner’ s eyes fell and were
filled with tears. We have no pity for
the tears shed by criminals. They
are deserved, but they are tears just
the same, and sometimes come from a
heart unjustly pierced. His wife now
approached him and said, *‘\\ here is
the money to come from to pay the
rent for tills miserable room we are
living in? How am 1 to obtain food
and clothing for our children when
you are in the penitentiary?"
Accustomed as T was to scenes of
this kind my heart was deeply touched
and my hand went almost involuntari
ly to my pocket. I pulled out a roll of
bills It was the government's money.
Peeling off five twenties, I handed
them to the woman. “Take this, my
good woman. I cannot save your hus
band, but I will give you something
with which to supply your immediate
wants. Huy these children some
clothes."
I handed her an additional twenty.
The counterfeiter and ids wife stood
looking earnestly into each other’s
faces. Moth seemed well nigli broken
hearted. He stepped towards me as
he said: "You are the only decent
man I have ever seen in the defective
business and I am going to tell you
all about it."
I have seen crime in its many phases
and have noted the effect of a long
term of imprisonment upon men as
they received their sentence, but John
Hartz appeared as the most repentant
criminal l had ever met. He had
been caught red-handed and could have
been easily convicted, but the result
of tils confession and assistance was
many times more important to the
government. It led to the breaking
up. root and branch, of an extensive
group of dangerous counterfeiters.
The engraver, procurer and six others
were arrested with the evidence
of tin ir guilt in their hands. All were
convicted and sentenced to serve va
rious terms in the penitentiary.
My promise to Hartz was religiously
kept. He was suffered to go at large.
What became of him I am unable to
say.
(Copyright. 1910, by W. O. Chapiaao )
suffered"^
23 YEARS
Constant Sufferer From CW
le Catarrh Relieved by
Reruns,
Mrs. J. H.
Sourland, San
Saba, Texas,
writes:
"For twen
ty-three years
1 was a con- |
stant sufferer
from chronic
catarrh. I had
a Bevere mis
ery and burn
ing in the top
of my head.
There was al
most a con
tinual drop
ping of mucus
Into my throat,
which caused
frequent ex
p e c to rat Ton.
My entire sys
tem gradually
became In
volved. and I
my condition
grew worse. I
Mrs. J. H. Bouriand. ^
had an Incessant cough and frequent J
attacks of bilious colic, from whie it
seemed I could not recover. My bowels
also became affected, causing ahrminj
-attacks of hemorrhages. I tried many
remedies, which gave only temporary
relief or no relief at all. I at last tried
Peruna, and In three days I was re
lieved of the bowel derangement After
using five bottles I was entirely cured
I most cheerfully recommend the use of
Peruua to any one similarly afflicted*
Cured
Splint
“I have used
Sloan’s IJniment on
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and cured her. This
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nave recommended it to tny nugft
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I find it the best l iniment I ever
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McDonough, Ga.
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Mr. R. \V. Parish, of Bristol,
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most of the time. I thought she
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as directed and she never lies down
in the daytime now."
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LINIMENT
should be in every stable and a[h
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You don't need to rub, it penetrates
Will kill a spavin,
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Price, 50c. and $1,00
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