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Or the Hunt for the Bad (flan
of Kalem. i
BY DONALD ALLEN.
They said of Mildred Drew that rhe
was a frivolous girl, and now tjiat
?he was as good as engaged Ito
Stephen Hazleton. they continued/to
say the same old thing. They 'did
add, however, that Stephen, being
three years older and being a con
servative young man, would steady
It's nothing against a girl that she
h frivolous. It simply means that
she refuses to worry about the things
that her mother does; ? that she
doesn't want to tie herself up ; too
soon; that abe is falling in love with
? new chap every week cr two to
atuay the male sex; that she is ro
mantic by nature, and refuses to!take
the world as seriously as others.
Whether folks liked it or not, Miss
Mildred went right on being frivo
lous. She thought a great deal of
Stephen Hazleton, but when he start
ed out to lecture her on frivolity she
always tossed her head and replied
that there were plenty of other good
men in the world, and that at exactly
' ten o'clock the next forenoon she
would be found walking the top/of the
back yard fence.
The evening before Miss 2 mildred
?went down to the country t visit
her aunt, Mr. Hazleton spoke f hav
ing their engagement aanous :ed in
"Why, when were we engage V she
j "I never heard of it!H
"But I have asked von tofbe my
"And I have answered that I didn't
tnow whether I would be or not. No,
?ir, there is no engagement. I may
?ee seine one down in the country
that I like better."
Stephen took things very mildly
and refus 2d to contest the point that
evening, or to be perturbed for the
succeeding three days. Then hap
pened what always happens with a
conservativo young man who has
gone alon- thinking he had a sure
feing of it and laughing at would-be
rivals. The green-eyed monster
clutched him by the throat and he
i Am Looking for| Some One."
found himself the most wretched man
In the state. He did pot known until
that hour how much/' he loved the
girl. She had denied ?the engagement
that he had looked upon as a settled
thing. She was frivol JUS, but she had
spells of being very much in earnest
Stephen had asked for a daily let
ter. He didn't get it. Inste? J he got
one at the end of thje week, and its
contents did not satis fy his yearnings
"Arrived," read the epistle. "Aunt
glad to see me. D?ar old soul! Cowa
calves, sheep and pjlgs. Also wind
mill. Also strawberry shortcakes.
Have got two freck' es on my rose,
and there is an actoi boarding at the
next farmhouse. I can hit a frog
with a stone every / time, and hop?
Fou are well."
That actor! Whoj was he?
business had he thjere?
have the cheek to
ter her that it was
form the stage?
He had never h
that she would like
actress and give
tips, but throw her J Into the society
of an actor for two] weeks and how
would it be? And
piano men, sewing
and tin peddlers driving around the
country In droves,
Mr. Stephen Hazlfcton stood it for
three days and them started out to
have matters settled. He did not
notify Miss Mildretj Drew by letter.
telephone or wireltffss that he was
scrape an ac
Mildred and flat
er mission to re
gard Mildred say
become a great
there would be
somlng. He just tl)
?into a grip and star
ihe left the train tit a village called
Kalem, and in tim* he reached the
place. Only then dSd it occur to him
that he didn't know
He thought Miss
about her Aunt El
no guide to him n
be a dozen Aunt E.
There had been
terror around Kale
rew a few things
ced off. He knew
the aunt's name,
ldred had talked
but that was
zas around there,
sort of reign of
for the last three
d been stolen,
.louses entered and farmers held up
>n the highway. The sheriff and con
stable had been very active, but had
accomplished nothing because they
had not looked in the right direction.
Tb? editor of the Kalem Weekly said
they hadn't, and editors are always
right about these things. "Look for
some one that no one would suspect,"
was his advice.
A constable was at the depot when
Mr. Hazleton stepped off the train,
he being the only passenger to alight.
After a look around he leaned up
against the depot building.
"Ha!" whispered the constable.
Here was a man that no one
would suspect. He was a stranger,
and he had an honest look. Ac
cording to the editor, he should be
the outlaw. He didn't seem per
turbed at sight of the officer's
nickel-plated star, but that was a
case of cheek. Indeed, he advanced
with a laugh to say:
"I am looking for some one, and
yet don't know the name."
"That's rather funny," replied the
officer as he felt to see If his hand
cuffs were in the UBual hind pocket.
"I admit It," smiled Stephen. "A
young lady of my acquaintance in
the city came down here a few daya
ago to visit her aunt."
"And who Is her aunt?"
"That's the very thing I want to
find out" (
"Humph! How are you going to
find out about anybody If you can't
tell her name?"
"That's what occurred to me Just
as I stepped off the train. I think
the young lady referred to her rela
tive as Aunt Eliza."
"Well, I don't know any Aunt
Elizas nor Uncle Peters."
"No? I think she must1 live out
side the village, as she has cows and
pigs. Perhaps my best way will be
to take a highway and follow lt for
two or three miles."
"Unless you think lt better to go
back to town by the next train!"
was the suggestive reply.
Mr. Hazleton had come down to
rescue Miss Drew, and he took ' up
his grip and started off.
The constable had found the right
man at last, and he was soon in
communication with the sheriff.
Mr. Hazleton hadn't reached the
first farmhouse outside the village
when he found a posse of six men
calling upon him to halt and give
an account of himself. He could
have convinced that gang in ten
minutes that he was a respected
member of humanity, but what did
he do but take to his heels and seek
the fields. He was commanded to
halt, but his wings grew faster at
the command. There were some
good runners among his pursuers,
but they couldn't overhaul Stephen.
The best they could do was to keep
him in sight most of the time and
to waste many bullets firing at him.
Mr. Hazleton skipped over fences,
Jumped ditches and flew across
vales. Why, he didn't stop to ask
himself. Every man of the posse
knew why the chase continued, how
ever. They were after the Bad Man
of Kalem, and they meant to get him
dead of alive.
Even a stern chase and a long chase
cannot continue indefinitely.
There came a time when Stephen
Hazleton staggered out of a hit ol
woods and made for a barn about ten
rods behind a farm house. The big
doors were wide open, and as he
wabbled in he bumped against a girl
coming out with a dozen or more eggs
in her apron.
"What is it?"
"They-they want to arrest me!"
"Oh, goodie, goodie! How nice!
How romantic! Stevie, I'll fight to
the death for you and then marry
And Aunt Eliza Is a witness to the
fact that the posse didn't get Stephen
until they first got the eggs, and thai
when they did get him they apolo
gized handsomely for the mistake.
The actor? Oh,' he had come and
gone. He found the country too rieb
for his blood.
Miss Mildred's promise? She kepi
lt. All she had been waiting for was
for Stephen to snow that he had the
makings of an outlaw in him to give
a romantic turn to events.
(Copyright, 1912, hv Associated Literary
No Place for Him.
He had been very ill, but, on becom
ing convalescent, the doctor ordered
him to Southport. The day following
he returned home.
"Why, John," said his wife, "what
ever brought you back eo soon"
"Eh, lass," he replied; "I couldn't
stop there; it's a terrible place!"
"Na, surely, the doctor said-"
"Never mind what he said. I'll tell
you what I saw. After I'd gotten
lodgings I went for a walk, an' th"
first 'loctric car I saw was labeled 'In
firmary,' and It was full of folks an'
all; an' by gum! there comes another
a minute later labeled 'Cemetery,' so
after that I comes home. I'd had
A Hoary City.
The ruins of Macchu Pichu, a city
probably built by the Megalithic race,
who preceded the Incas, were discov
ered by Hiram Bingham on his 1911 ?
expedition to Peru. The ruins are on
an aimeEt inaccessible ridge, 2,000
feet above the Urubamba river. They
are of great beauty and magnificence,
and include palaces, baths, temples,
and about 150 houses. The huge
blocks of white granite, some of them
12 feet long, were so carefully cut
that they match perfectly. Though no
mortar or cement was used to hold
the stones together, the walls have
withstood the elements for at least.
2,000 years.-The Argonaut. I
ANTS AID CORN-ROOT LOUSE
Little Brown Insects Care for In
jurious Aphis Because of Liking
for "Honey Dew."
(By R. I* WEBSTER)
If you notice your corn plants
dwarfing in patches over the field and
the leaves of such plants turning yel
low or a reddish color, look carefully
around the base of the stalks for ant
hills. If numerous ant hills are found,
you may conclude that the corn-root
louse is sucking the juice from the
corn roots, weakening the stalks and
consequently reducing the yield.
It is the presence of the ants that
is the interesting part of the story.
The root aphis secretes a sweet aub
Wtnged and Wingless Corn-Root
stance, known as "honey dew," of
which .he ants are very fond. For
this reason the root lice are very well
cared for by the ants, and especially
by one kind of ant known as the "lit
tle brown ant" lu the fall the ants
take the eggs of the root aphis down
Into their nests and keep them there
throughout the winter. The nert
spring, when the egsg hatch, the ants
place the young root lice on the roots
of the common smartweed, or some
other common weed, where the lice
begin to feed. Later on, if the ground
be planted to corn, the ants transfer
the root lice from the weeds to the
So the ants care for the root aphis,
and in order to fight the root aphis
the farmer must fight the little brown
A deep, thorough stirring of the soil
on old cora ground will tend to re
duce injury by the root louse. This
stirring of the soil breaks up the
nests and scatters the ants. Conse
quently the ants cannot give the lice
the proper care. The burrows of these
ants do not often reach to a depth of
more than six inches. If the ground
is stirred at that depth, the attempts
of the ants to recover their property
and reconstruct their nests are ren-.
dered largely fruitless.
FARM CART IS QUITE HANDY
Llttle Vehicle, Useful for Great Many
Purposes, ls Set on Two Dis
carded Buggy Wheels.
The illustration shows a side view
of our hand cart which we have used
for ten years. It is on buggy wheels
which are high and yet the box is low
down, writes C. R. Bashore in the
Farm and'Home. The axle is an old
buggy axle bent as shown at b. The
box, a, is about four fet long and two
feet high. It can be used for many
Handy Farm Cart.
purposes and the box can be made
any length and height desired. The
shoe at c, made of heavy scrap iron,
keeps the box level when the cart is
at rest. Two hardwood handles, d,
should be bolted on to push or draw
Catalpa Fonce Posts.
Catalpa speciosa is a good treo. It
makes a post sometimes in eight
years, sometimes in ten. We have so
many better trees, however, that we
don't have to fall back on tho catalpa,
says a writer in the Ohio Farmer.
I have tried a little catalpa to seo
what it would do. In some sections
we have chosen the white oak. In
South Georgia we have an excellent
post, when we can get it, of long leaf
pine. Where we cannot get that, we
have the loblolly pine, and the short
leaf pine can be used if we treat it
with creosote to the amount of 15 j
cents a post, and lt will last 15 to 20 I
Bacteria for Alfalfa Soil.
Alfalfa needs a certain kind of bac
teria in the soil to give the best re
sults. These bacteria live on the
roots of the plants, and give off as a
by-product the nitrogen which the
plant needs. This ls an example of
co-operation In nature.
In the soils where sweet clover has
grown, these bacteria are usually
present. If they are not, it ls some
times necessary to get soil from some
field where alfalfa ls growing, or
some sweet clover soil, and scatter it
over the alfalfa patch. This is called
"Inoculating the soil."
Water on Grindstones.
Hot water on the grindstone will
spoil it after a while, so that it will
have no grit Use warm water, not
hot, for taking the frost out of your
Horses And Mules
We have just received our first car of stock for the stock
season 1912-13. In this lot we have the best bunch of
stock we have ever shipped in one car, saddle, driving,
and general purposes. Horses most alli fearless of auto
mobiles and motorcycles, etc. Also a few good mules.
Wilson & Cantelou
The Corner Store's
New Year Greeting
TO OUR FRIENDS AND PATRONS:
At this season when all the Christian wrorld is
united in by the same bonds ofv Fellowship we
wish to add our sincere wishes to many others.
You will doubtless receive for what we hope will
be your most prosperous year.
The Corner Store
On December 17th, we will commence a special piano sale
in our store on Maxwell avenue, and continue until twelve
pianos are sold from the store and we we will also have anoth
er lot of twelve pianos sold which are out oh trial.
One Piano from Each
Lot Will Be Given
If yon want a piano and would like to get one free do not
fail to come to this opening at half past ten o'clock on that
day. All particulars will then be fully explained.
If you do not live in Greenwood it will pay you to take the
train and come to this opening, before any of the 12 pianos are
gone. We expect to move into the Grier & Park tire proof
building on January ist, and wish to sell out our present stock
before moving. Then we need the money and v/ill sell these
off at rock bottom prices. We will sell for eithei cash or on
Greenwood, S. 0.