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She laid the box aside and searched
the cave further. There was abso
lutely nothing else to lie seen. Disap
pointed vaguely,-although she had ex
pected nothing and bad gotten more,
indeed, than she might have Imagined
If she had thought about It, she laid
the book and box down upon the ledge
and went out again. She walked along
the sands until she came to the place
where she had landed the day be
fore. The tide was low. She could
see the wreck of her boat, partly on
the barrier reef and partly in the
water. It would have been no trick
for her to swim to it In the stillness,
yet she hesitated to attempt It. Cer
tainly weighted down by all her cloth
ing it was a,matter of difficulty and
Inconvenience. If it were not for this
man by her side! She tried to think
of some way to restrain him, keep him
away, but nothing occurred to her. In
vention was paralyzed by the situation
In which she found herself.
Desperately bidding him stay where
he was, she went back to the cave.
She was face to face with a crisis
which had to be met Indeed, the
auestion of clothes was becoming a
very serious one with her and sne
knew she should have to decide upon
some course of action immediately. I
For the present, she took off her gar
ments, hoping and praying In a shiver
of dread and anxiety, that he would
remain where
Blie
had left him, which
indeed proved the fact. She laid aside
all that she had worn except the
blouse and skirt, including her sadly
worn shoes and stockings. Thus light
ly clad she came out o» the sand again.
He did not notice any change in her
condition. As a matter of fact she
gave him no time, for
Stop! Under what remained 'of a
piece of thwart she caught a little
gleam of metal. Calculating the dis
tance nicely, she plunged in and dove.
Keeping her eyes open she easily
found the piece of metal, dislodged it
froii the place where it had fallen and
came to the surface with it. It was a
sailor's sheath knife with a bit of
lanyard fastened to it. She had had a
fancy to wear it In her sailor's blouse
and she had missed it since she had
come ashore.
But there was nothing else in the
boat, not a thing nothing on the bar
rier reef.- She tried to pull the stern
away where it had been wedged, but
found that impossible. She tugged at
it valiantly, but could not move It In
despair she turned to the man who
had watched silently as usual and
pointed. He seemed to understand,
for he came and with great eifort
lifted the torn part of the boat from
the rocks and laid it down at her feet.
She threw it into the water, where, of
course, as It was wood, it floated
easily. Then, with a nod to him she
plunged in and together they guided
it to the shore, he taking his cue
from her action.
Sh« had a fancy to test his strength
and she managed to convey to him by
signs, mainly by trying herself in vain
to pull it apart, what she wished him
to do. The impossible to her was
child's play to him, and in a moment
the several pieces of the boat which
made up the stern were scattered on
the beach. There was one straight
piece which went across the stern
of the boat and made a little box for
the coxswain to sit In, which would
do for a shovel. It was too wide, .but
she broke it against a big stone and
was possessed of what she wanted.
The ends were rough and serrated and
unfit for her hands, but these she
smoothed by the aid of her knife. She
sharpened the other end and soon had
a rude semblance of a shovel. She in
tended to use that on the boat on the
sand the next day.
Finished with this, she looked at
the man and sighed In despair. Could
she ever get rid of him? Instantly
there flashed into her mind that
which she had before overlooked as ef
no moment. 'A long,- heavy boat rope,
the boat's painter, she had noticed
when she dove lay floating by the
Bide of the boat from which It had not
been Bevered. An idea came to her.
Dropping the .shevel.'and followed by
her satellite, shetfewngsd In once more
and again swam to the boat. Wasting
no time, she dove as before, found the
rope and having previously opened
her knife, cut' it -quickly and came to
the surface gasping.
There were perhaps 10 or 12 feet
of It. It was a stout piece of rope, of
unusual quality, as had been every
thing on board the yacht. very
best of stuff had gone into It Sfcd she
did not believe any man on earth
could break It. She had amused her
self on the cruise by learning the rudi
ments of searoaashlE and she could tie
knots like any sailor. This little ac
complishment was to stand her in
good stead She wrapped the rope
around her neck, plunged in the la
goon for the third time, and swam
once more to the shore.
She led the way up the sands to the
palm grove. Then she tied the rope
around the man's neck, not In a slip
noose, of course, but in a hard circle,
and quickly made a running bowline
around the nearest tree. He had not
made the slightest resistance. Hg had
no idea evidently of what she was do
ing 9X the purport of her motions.
Then rife, and went away from,
him .quickly. Me started for her at
once and was nearly Jerked from his
feet by the tautening of the rope. It
was a new situation for him, yet his
hands instinctively went to his throat
and he strove to tear away the noose,
putting forth such a prodigious amount
of strength that she stood in horror
lest he should part the lashing. But
it was made of
Btout
stuff and he had
no purchase although he pulled until
the sweat stood out on his forehead
from the violence of his efforts, they
were of no avail. She had not dared
to interfere or to say a word, but
when she saw his efforts slacken, she
oolnted to the sands to indicate to him
that he was to sit down, and then sne
went away conscious that while the
rope held she was free. She was con*
sclous of another thing, too, and that
was that he was learning a sad and
bitter lesson of physical restraint to
which he had never before been sub
ject
She had rejoiced in his companion
ship, of course. It had given her some
thing to do, her mind something to
work upon, and would do more in the
future, but she never enjoyed a mo
ment's freedom more. She ran to the
little amphitheater formed by the
cliffs where the cave was and throw
ing aside her blouse and skirt, she lux
uriated In a bath in the fresh, cool,
delightful waters of the pool at the
base of. the fall. There was a certain
amount of apprehension, for, of course,
he might break his tether at any time,
but she was sufficiently confident not
to let
thiB
Bhe
flashed
across the sand at full speed and
plunged boldly intoifhe smiling water
of the lagoon. He followed her in
stantly and swam by her side with
scarcely any exertion whatever.
It was not long before she reached
the barrier reef. It stood up a foot or
two above the water now, the tide be
ing low, and she clambered upon' it.
The sharp rocks cut her naked and
tender feet, unused to such exertions
and unfitted to such demands, but she
persevered. The boat had been beaten
to pieces. It had been forced over
the reef by the hurl of the sea. The
stern bad been wedged in between
Borne projecting rooks. The rest of It
had been torn away and had fallen
into the lagoon. There was no wind,
the sea was unruffled. She could Bee
as if through a glass the wrecked re
mains of the boat. There
take away the pleasure she
felt in the bath of fresh water after
the long experience with the salt seas.
If she had had a cake of soap she.
would have been completely happy.
She had much to do and she could
not linger. For one thing, she bad to
face the problems of clothes. She had
absolutely nothing when she landed
except what
Bhe
wore. Besides the
usual underwear these consisted of
her blue serge blouse and skirt—a
short skirt at that—and a silk petti
coat. She left the blouse and skirt
E
waB
nothing
in it except the battered motor, use
less for days before she landed, since
lier supply of gasoline had been ex
hausted. Everything else had been
washed out of It and carried into the
deeper recesses of the lagoon where
they were inaccessible to the. human
vlaion.
A Gleaming Figure Like an Olympian
Goddess.
outside on the rocks where they would
soon dry in the sun. They had been
wetted so often that there was no pos
sibility of their shrinking further.
Then she took stock of the rest With
needles and thread, of which she
possessed some store in the housewife
which had been saved from her bag,
she thought she could make shift to
manufacture three or four garments,
open at the neck, without sleeves and
with sklrtB that came to the knee,
garments just sufficient for modesty.
There was no ot|ier need for clothes,
so far aB that went, In that balmy
island.
Naturally she shrank from this, bnt
unless she restarted to
thlB
expedient
her clothes would wear out all at
once. Indeed, they were in none too
good a condition as it was, and when
they were worn out she would have
nothing. She would not have best
tated a moment had it not been tor
the man, but man or not, the decision
in her mind was one to which she
must come.
I Unlike most overeducated women,
she was still expert with her needle,
and as her garments were to be of
the simplest she had not much diffl
culty in making over her silk skirt In
the way she fancied. Belted In at the
walBt, it would do. She would use the
rope that bound the man for that pur*
I pose, keeping It always about her. She
had, of course, but one pair of stock*
'ings and one pair of light canvas boat
ing shoes, which were almost cut to
pieces. She would have to go bare
foot.
Putting her blue serge dress and the
rest of her clothing carefully away,
lnculding her shoes and stookings, she
stepped out on the sands, bare armed,
bare footed, a gleaming figure like to
an Olympian goddess. She was a
woman naturally dark in- complexion,
and while the sun would probably burn
her cruelly and burn her young flesh,
never exposed to its intensity, darker,
she would, not grow red or blister. She
was thankful for that with unconscious
femininity. At any rate, she must get
used to going out in the fiub without
I a hat, too. People, natives-who were
born and lived in this latitude, did
become accustomed to "such things,
she knew, so undoubtedly could she.
With these thoughts, she stepped
around the, headland' and walked
across the beach toward the palm tree
where she could'see In the fading light
of the afternoon her prisoner was still
tied.
Modesty is a negative term. That
which is Indecent exposure In a ball
room Is the height of convention on a
aea shore. Certainly this man had no
concept of such a quality. He had
not noticed before when she had come
out barefoot to swim to the barrier
reef, and yet somehow Bhe fancied as
he stared at her approaching that this
time he marked the difference. And a
slow, flery blush flamed over her from
her bare feet to her bare bead, ex
tended along her bare arms. She
stopped under the persuasion of im
pulse to turn and go back to the cave
and resume her clothing, at least so
long as it might last. But she was a
woman of strong will. She reasoned
that all the emotions to which She was
subject were is her own bosom that
tte- aas ttftw tor nvujter
csrea as to iBe tilings wnicn ttma
her. So she went on.
She had in her hand the sailor's
knife, with the blade open. She coult
not tell exactly In what mood her
prisoner might be. Indeed, she ap
proached him with a certain terror,
accounted for partly by the situation
and partly by the fact that in mak
ing this change In her garments she
had, as it were, cut herself off from
civilisation and brought herself in
some degree at least nearer bis physi
cal level. But she could not leave htm
there all night. Summoning her cour
age, therefore, and with a bold front
before him, she advanced to the tree
and untied the rope from the trunk
and untied It from his neck as well.
He stood silent unresisting through it
all, a rather pitiful figure she thought
at first, until he was freed from the
degrading halter.
Then she waited in Intense and
eager curiosity as to what he should
do next. The iron In his situation had
eaten into his soul. He had been mas
tered by force. He could not under
stand it. He did not love the mastery."
Still, without the knowledge of his
own powers, there occurred to him no
way to resent the Ignominy to which
he had been subjected. He turned and
walked away from her. She stood,
amazed, staring after him. It was the
first time he had withdrawn himself
from her presence. Where was he
going? Was this a declaration of war?
Was there to be enmity between
them? In vague terror, moved by a
sudden Impulse again, she called him.
"Man!" she said.
He stopped, hesitated, looked back,
turned and went An again. He was
deeply hurt She could not see. him
go. It was unthinkable that he should
go. He was dangerous away from her.
By her side she could control him.
"Man!" she called again.
But this time he did not heed. An
idea sprang to her )rain, working
quickly under the pressure. She lifted
op her voice, for he was far from her
now and plodding steadily, doggedly
toward the treeB.
'John!" she cried. "John Revell
Charnock!"
And at that sound theiman stopped.
He turned and looked at her again.
"John!" she repeated. "John!"
She approached him. As she did so:
and when she could get near enough
to him, she observed that- wrinkling,
of the brow, that loos of amazement
which she had noticed before. It was
as if some latent memory, some recol
lection of the past were struggling
against the obscurity of years, as if
something were endeavoring to thrust
Itself through a sea of oblivion and
forgetfulness that overwhelmed his
mind, as if she were a voice which
brought back things he could neither
understand nor utter, and yet which
meant something to him.
"John!" she cried again, coming
nearer to him.
She thrust out her hand she touch
ed him. Again she noticed that strange
emotion consequent upon her touch..
She laid her hand upon his shoulder.
There was amity, confidence, reas
surance. She patted him as she might
a dog.
"John!" she said, and then she
turned away and walked toward the
shoro.
Obediently he followed her. She
thrust the knife between her walBt
and the rope which she had rapidly
twisted about her middle and walked
on in triumph. If he had learned
something, so had she. Some one else
had called thiB man John in days gone
by. The sound was not unfamiliar to
him. He answered to his name. That
was he, John Bevell Charnock! She
felt as if she were entering upon the
solution of the mystery of his pres
ence. Perhaps tfte morrow would tell.
She would examine that boat and
those decaying evidences of humanity
on the farther shore.
She felt elated that night ere she
went to sleep in the cave. The clew
to the mystery she fancied was in her
hand. She had such occupation before
her as she had never hoped to come
upon in a desert island, at least. The
rope added to her security. By piling
stones, before the entrance to the cave
and reinforcing them with the boards
from the wreck of the boat and some
fallen tree branches on the shore, she
made a! sort of a barrier to It, not a
barrier that would have kept out of
the cave any one who desired to enter,
but one which would have to be re
moved before one could enter. And
she so arranged matters, tying the end
of the rope to her wrist, that any at
tempt to remove It would immediately,
waken her. That night she slept ss
eure and unmolested.
CHAPTER IV.
W#
.5 Lesson and Labor. "i
The task to which she set herself In
the morning would ha^e been an Im
possible one to many, women, and In.
deed It was a hard one to her. The
burled boat lay in the sand some rods
distant from the nearest tree. There
was absolutely no shelter from the
fierce heat of the tropic sun. She was
not yet fully accumstomed to It. and
Indeed perhaps she never would be
able to endure it without some sort
of a head covering. She Improvised:
a bonnet from the leaf of a low spring
ing palm tree, which, with her remain
ing handkerchief,
Bhe"
tied about her
head. And then with her watchful
friend by her side she descended the
beach to the boat and began to dig.*
It was hard and very tedibus work.
With the flat make-shlft'shovel In the
shape of the rough piece of board It
was almost impossible to lift the sand.
Yet she attacked the task resolutely
and persevered sturdily for a long
time until the sweat beaded her fore
head, her back ached, her- hands, un
used to manual toil of any kind, were
almost blistered. She realized at last
that she would have to give it over.
She wondered as she ceased her
labors whether the constant observa,
Uon which the man had subjected her
to would enable him to continue the
work. As an experiment she handed
him the shovel, stepped out of the ex
cavation she had made 'and pointed
toward It He understood instantly.
She was surprised at the unusual
quickness of his apprehension, for he
set to work with a right good will and
in a minute the sand was flying. She
noticed half in envy how much more
progress he made than she could ef
fect. What was labor fcr her was
play for him, and yet after a little
space he stopped, threw down the
shovel and looked at her.
She had got in the habit of speak
ing to him as If he understood, so she
pointed to the shovel again, exclaim
ing:
"Pick it up and go op."
Her meaning was obvious to him If
her language was not It equally was
evident to her that he had no desire
whatever to proofed with his task, but
he was still under the constraint ot
her superior personality and presently
he did as sbe bade him. It amused
1ft to reflect that to ril (gy.
Mifs
M'
w-
sons, so remakable as: almost to mala?
his brain- reel and whirl, he was now
learning the lesson of toil. If she could
only keep pace with these great ab
stract concepts she was putting into
his being by giving him some mental
realization of them, so that the spirit
ual development would keep pace with
the practical, she would bo thoroughly
satisfied with her educational pro
cesses. I
She mused on the problem as he la
bored silently and vigorously. He
stopped once or twice, but she kept
him to It, -a feat vastly greater than
she realized, until the Interior of the
boat, which was a small- ship's boat,
a dinghy, had been entirely cleared
out. She had watched carefully every
8he Watched Carefully Every Spade
ful of Sand.
spadefui of sand which had been tossed
over the buried gunwales and now
9he searched eagerly the boat itself.
Her inspection revealed nothing.
There were lockers at either end.
These she opened, finding nothing
therein but mouldering remains of
cloth, bags of some sort which she
surmised might have contained ship's
bread, and a little barrel or keg, which
had probably carried water for the
voyagers.
The boat appeared to be in an ex
cellent state of preservation. There
were even a pair of oars lying on the
thwarts. If she could have dug it out
of the sand entirely, she fancied she
could have launched it and used it.
But such a task was utterly beyond
her. Besides there would have been
no gain In having the boat afloat. She
would not dare to take It out beyond
the barrier reef and there was nothing
to row for In the lagoon.
She easily broke the rotting lines
with which the oars were secured and
took them out. They would be useful
perhaps in some way. And then after
a long look at the boat and with a feel
ing that her labor .had been mainly
wasted, she was abbut to turn away
when the thought struck her that
sometimes boats carried the names of
the ships to which they belonged on
their bows or across their sterns. She
had recourse to the shovel once more,
.and after some deliberation essayed
,the Btern of the boat.
It was not so hard to shovel the
sand away from It and here she did
make a discovery, for although the let
ters had been almost obliterated by
the action of the sand, she could still
make them out. After some study
she decided thht the 'faame of the boat,
or of the ship to which it had be
longed, had been Nansemond of Nor
folk, Virginia. That was the net re
sult of the hard labors of along morn
ing. It,told her something, but not
much. Assuming that the man with
her was John Bevell Charnock and as
suming that Ee Gad come to the island
In the past on that boat it Indicated
that, he was at least an American and
a Virginian. It identified him, If her
suppositions were correct and wheth
er there was warrant for them or not,
instinctively and naturally she con
cluded that she was correct
Admitting all this, however, it
gave her no clew from whi^h to build a
history. The testimony of the boat
was interesting, that was all. Her first
thought was to leave it where It was,
but her second thought was better.
With the aid of the stout piece of
board which had served her for a
shovel, she hammered away at the
stern piece until she broke it off. She
saw now that the boat must have lain
there In the sand for many years, for
the wood was brittle and the fasten
ings largely destroyed, for the stern
piece came easily away. She laid It
aside for a moment intending to pre
serve It with the Bible. Heaven
knows what dream of future useful
-aess in the way of evidence establish
ing Identity these might be, entered
her mind.
Then she threw herself down under
the trees and rested. She had left
her watch, her precious watch, back
In the cave with the book. She did
not dare to carry It around with her.
She had no way of carrying it in the
thin, single garment which she wore,
but she judged irom the height of the
sun that it must be noon time. They
made their meal off the fruits of the
island, this time with a. rich and juicy
cocoanut added, which the man got for
her at her suggestion in the sign lan
guage at which she was becoming ex
pert, by climbing with wonderlul agil
ity, ape-Jike agility almost, one of the
tall cocoanut palms with which the
island abounded. There were fruits
of various sorts in great plenty on the
island and she was becoming accus
tomed to the diet by degrees.
She passed the noon hour In trying
to add to the menta* equipment of het
companion. He could say a number
of words now "and had some idea of
their meaning, although lie had'not
yet attempted to liame sentences nor
had she yet tried to teach him so to
do. It was pleasant under the shade
of the trees. She found herself mar
veling at times as to the contentment
that possessed her, a product of the
age suddenly plunged into the Eden
like existence which her forebears
might have enjoyed ten thousand
years beforn.
(TO BE CONTINUED.)
"I wrote him that Twas ready to
come home."
"Was he glad?"
"He wrote me that he would have
to borrow money to pay my fare."
"What did you do?"
"J asked him what I should do, and
he said he would borrow money
enough for me to stay there a while
Jonger."
.Described. &•
METHOD OF INDUCING SLEEP
Self-Suggestion- Plays a Great Part
Worry Is the Main Thing
te Be Avoided.
The next point to bear In mind is
that self-suggestion plays a mat part
in the. production of Bleep, writes Dr.
S. McComb in Harper's Bazar. Ordi
narily we do not sleep by accident or
haphazard. We resolve to sleep. We
go through a variety of actions all
suggestive of a change from oir nor
mal waking condition. We undress,
we place ourselves in a comfortable
position, we close our eyes. We be
lieve and expect that we are going to
sleep, and the result Is—sleep. One
of the (peat preventatives of sleep Is
the fear of not sleeping. Once this
fear 1B broken down, we sleep. The
Insomniac worries about his insomnia,
and this very worry deepens the mis
chief. Hence the sufferer should sug
gest to himself again and again "If
I sleep, well if I don't sleep I will at
least gain rest by keeping my mind
calm and my body relaxed." In a
word, our chances of getting sleep In
crease if we assume the external
physical attitude which corresponds
to sleep, if we relpx every -muscle and
let it stay relaxed, if we breathe light
ly and regularly,, if .we call up the
Imaginations of a sleeping person, apd
talk and think sleep to ourselves, re
peating Bilently and in a quiet dreamy
fashion such a formula as this
"There is no reason why should not
Bleep. My mind 1b at peace. Sleep is
coming. I am getting sleepy. I am
about to sleep. I am asleep."
THROUGH COMBAT TO VICTORY
Strong, Vigorous Chsraetsr Arrives at
Fruition by Wrestling With and
Overcoming Obstacles.
It
IB
the wreBtllng with obstacles
and the overcoming of difficulties that
have made man a giant of achieve
ment
If we could analyze a strong, vigor
ous character, we should find it made
up largely of the conquering- habit,
the habit of overcoming, says Orison
Swett Marden in Success.
On the other hand. If we should
analyze a weak character we should
And just the reverse—the habit of fail
ure, the habit of letting things slide,
of yielding Instead of conquering—
the lack of courage, of persistency or
grit.
There is the same difference be
tween a self-made young man', who
has fought his way np to Mb own loaf,
and the pampered youth who has
never been- confronted by great re
sponsibilities that would exercise his
powers and call out his reserves, that
there Is between the stalwart oak
which has struggled for its existence
with a thousand storms, with all the
extremities of the elements, and the
hothoase plant which has never been
allowed to feel a breath of frost or a
rough wind.
Every bit of the oak's fiber has reg
istered a victory, so that when its
timber is called upon to wrestle with
Btorms and the fury of the sea, .it
says, "I am no stranger to storms I
have met them many a time before.
I feel within me stamina' and fiber to
resist the fury of any sea, because I
have fought and overcome its equal
a thousand times."
The hothouse plant succumbs ..to the
first adverse wind.
DAY OF REST AND PLEASURE
Filipinos of Both Sexes Make 8und«y
a Time of Enjoyment—The
Market Women.
It is the women who market the
produce. Early each morning long
lines of these farmer wives, with great
cigars In their mouthB and -large bas
kets of wares on their heads, can be
Been striding along the narrow trails
toward the capital city where market
Is held, says a Manila correspondent.
Strong and happy, they wade
through the streams and the mud,
calling out to one another aB they go,
and only stopping to get afresh light
for their cigars from some one• of
their number or. some one whom they
chance to meet Once at market they
chat, smoke, laugh and barter for
hours over a few small tomatoes,
some green Bquash, a- live chicken.
5^ I
American Boy
or Children's
or Human Life
or Little Folks
or Pearson's W
or Success -%i
or Van Norden's
or Woman's Naftlonr
al Pally
.nervous
"Pa, what is meant by a
wrpcfr?"
ngrvous wreck, my boy,. Is some
thing that a woman says she is every
time she gets a headache.''
fttaFvw
egg., rrult, sligar or' anything tney
happen-to have, and towatd noon th«y
straggle home, having had a good
visit and" sold or exchanged their
wares.
Sunday is the bne really strenuous
day for-the Filipino. It is the big
market day when- people come from
all the surrounding country, and it.
Is the time when cock-fights are al
lowed. Men spend a good share of
their time during the week in training
their pet roosters, and on Sunday,
early and late, they can be seen going
to and from the pit, carrying their
game-cocks under their arms.
Excitement runs high and their Joy
ous shouts can be heard for a long
way. Some women attend the fights,
'but most of them do the double duty
of attending mass and then patroniz
ing the market,'which is
the street from the church. All day
Sunday they are active and excitable
but'the next day they settle back Into
their qufet, uneventful llVes.
SUBTERFUGE Nof A SUCCISS
Crosby Dossnt Know Whether Wife
Detected Trick or Really Was
In Unselfish Mood.
Crosby had always been inclined to
conservatism in household expenses,
especially in the matter of his wife's
dress bills, relates a writer in the
Sunday' Magazine. His wife went so
far as to say that he was penurious.
She had been in need of anew boa
for a long time, and after she hinted
that her happiness would never be
quite complete till she had one, he at
tost consented to make the purchase.
He went' into a store and picked out.
two, one of which was a cheap imita
tion affair, and the other a fine ex
pensive one.
Taking them to his office before go
ing home, he changed the price
marks, the expensive tag on the cheap
boa and vice versa.
His wife examined them for a long,
time very seriously indeed, and then
said, "Now, dear, the expensive boa
Is a beauty, and it Is really very good
of you to allow me my choice. Some
women would take It without a word
but reafly I -don't think we can af
ford the more costly one, and be
sides, dear, I think the cheap one the
more stylish too. Why, .Cros, dear.
What's the matter? Are you ill?"
But dear old Cros had made his
getaway into the night where he could
kick himself as' hard as he felt he de
served. But what he would like to
know, is thlB: Did his wife happen
on the more expensive boa by pure
accident or—
i-- '., Music, Birds snd Snakes.
Exceptional love of music would re
dound to the credit of any other living
creature as Indicative of refined taste,
but in the maligned snake even this
artistic, attribute is a mark of deroga
tion. Our own Quakers, for example,
take up and Indorse the diatribe of
Epipbanius against the flute-players.
"Observe the figure that the' player
makes- in blowing. Does he not bend
himself up and down to the right
hand and the left, like unto the ser
pent? These forms hath .the Devil
used to manifest his blasphemy
against things heavenly, to destroy
things upon earth, to encompass th«
world, capturing -right and' left such
aalend an ear to his seductions." And
qo on. Bat not a word do-we hear le
condemnation of the unregeneraK
birds that carol heedlessly even whl£
the minister is painting the-horrors
of an unmentionable place.—North
American' Review.
Holy Days.
Dr. Hale and the late Bishop Hun
tington of Netr York were fast friends.
The latter had been a Unitarian and
his shift caused a sensation. The
Episcopalians have saints assigned to
the various days In the year.. When
an Episcopalian minister writes a let
ter on any day for which there Is a
saint, he always writes the name of
the saint at the close of the letter in
stead of the date. Bishop Huntington
learned: all these things quickly, and
began to practise them at once. The
first time he had occasion to write to
his old friend. Dr. Hsle, after joining
the church, he placed "£Jt Michael's
Day" after his signature. A reply
from the doctor came, and after bis
name he had written in a full, rouiad
hand, "Wash day."^-Christian Regis
ter.
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Manchester & Oneida RY
TIME TABLE.
MANCHESTER A ONEIDA BY.
Nf. 2. Leaves Manchester
6:16
a. m.
e' Chicago Great Western
train No. 6 west bound rGturnirijr reach
es Manchester at 6:15 a. m.
No. 4. Leaves Manchester a.
f°SS,«ts
with Chicago Great Western
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2U1^ And Chicago Great
Wcitern No, 9, west bound returning
reachee Manchester at 3:00 p. m.
No. 10. Leaves Manchester at 4:45
m.. connects with C.. M. & St nEo.
21,
south bound returning Manchester
at 5:45 p. m.
Trains Nos. 3. 4. 7, and 8, dally all
other trains daily except Sunday.
Through tickets sold to alt Mints la
North America. E. E. Brewtfr.
General Traffic Manaife.
ILLINOIS CENTRAL R.R.
TIME TABLE. B/,
W.st Bound
No D- Omaha. Sioux City and Sr.
Paul 'Past Mall 8:1U a. m
3 Pt" nP0^0 local, ,7:23a. m.-
3 Ft Dodge Express.. p. m.v
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8
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Way Freight" ^'V5
No 2 Omaha &"siouxncity A
Jr.% OhtcagQ Umlted....i:0B &
vS «S Chicago Ltd 8:41 a '.*«hsb
2° Waterloo & DblTCMpper a.
5° S? ^5?* ^„Chl Express 1s lt« m,'_:
No 4 8toux City,' Omaha A -v J-'M
No St Ft Dodge Dub local
Vo 94 Way Freight
No. 22 has Chicago aleepb..
Dining Car on Trains
NOB.
5 and
4
CEDAR RAPIDS BRANCH
Going South
No 205 Pasa dally ez Sunday 8:40 a
No 333 Pasa dally ex Sunday 5:48 m,
360 Fl-eight dally ex Sunday
12:4p
Arrive from South
No 334 Pass dally ex Sunday 8:00 a
Mo 330 Pass dally ex Sunday 6:30
-o 8 Freight dally ex Sunday
11:15
a nr'£
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No. 3 runs to Port Dodge only.
No. 1 has connections to Omaha
Jity, Faff., St. Paul ™d*ilfii5
Pn!«i8louxNo-1
from same points.
Dining car on trains No. 6 and 4.
After exposure, and when you feel
a cold coming on, take Foley's Honey
and Tar,, the great throat and lung
remedy. It stops the cough, relieves
the congestion, and expels the cold',
from your system. Is mildly laxa
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KENNEDY'S LAXATIVE
COUCH SYRUP
9
Scrub yourself dally, you are iaot
clean inside. This means clean
Stomach, blood, bowels, liver,. clean,\^5
healthy tissue in every organ. Mo»f:®feii
Take Holllster's Rocky Mountain
Tea, a thorough cleanser. Try it
tonight.
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E. E. COWLfcS,
Proprietor of
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prepared to do all kinds of work
In my line. Uovlng safes, musical In-,
strumsnts, household goods and hsavy
articles a specialty.
Residence Phan. No. MS.
•exnmethylenetetnunine.
The above Is the name of a German
chemical, which Is one of the many
valuable ingredients of. Foley's Kld-iS
ney Remedy. Hexamethylenetetra*'toJ?
mine Is recognized by medical text
books and .authorities as a uric #cld
solvent and antiseptic for the urlneh
Take Foley's Kidney Remedy as soonV'-'c'
as you notice any Irregularities and
avoid a serious malady.
Anders ft Phlllpp!
LAUD l-OR SALE. 'Ill
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VUUIOUWU, auu xwv j'^
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•uiu uu leuvcu uuu Crohs
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uiiu aiiu a tne
ture. ,•'
xue house 24 fixgtf' ft., with a I,
•L& 4t.A^i iu, two «lury iniu an JU
uie aiuiheu a* fwkio tu one story
nifcu utuu tt.A tu ft,, mi JQ gootf
repair, suiue uuseuienl twius ou head.
oi cows auu it ueau nor&eB, gran*
io- luiou ti, auu ail ou a rovjt -b|
fouuuatiuu, teeu house iy
cfp
ftXtoO tt
WilU a utiuieni Jiow. We have also
a pig peu, oroouma douse that holda
IZ sows, tufcie, is uo better in the
state, does not freeze even in the
winter, Uouule tioru trlb, with a drive
way between, heu )iouse 16 ftX20 ft,'
rock smoke h«use, j.4 ft 16
farm lies one. mile to- town
and same to a chiircb and school^
and can be bought Ifor |3S per acre,
and is one of the best sheep and
stock farms in the state.
{Inquire of C. J. Wagner, Lansing,
Iowa,
280 acres at $35 peg acre 210 ac
rea at 18,000 260 across at $24.00 per
sere, and many other Wooijl bargain^
in Allamakee county,
goo^l bargains
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More Danville PiCof.
Jacob Schrall, 432 SoJ .« St., Dan
ville, 111., writes: "For oyer eighieen
months I was a sufferer from kidney
and bladder trouble. During the
whole time I was treatef by several
doctors and tried several different
kidney pills. Seven wefeka ago I'
commenced taking FoleySs Kidney
Pills, and am feeling beiter every,
day, and will be glad to teil anyone
Interested Just what Foley's Kidney^
Pills did for me."
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ria*e painting Prices reasobablf
and satisfaction guaranteed.
S. J. |Vlaley.
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