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"You are the first girl I have ever loved." "And you'd be the last man I'd ever lore." "What's Hie Use' waiting for Nature, alone, to bring back your appetite,, to rnake the liver active and the bowels regular? Some assist ance is needed and - lHOSTETTER'SJ Stomach Bitfcrsi a . is really "it" For 60 years it has helped in cases of Indiges tion, Dyspepsia, Costiveness, Colds. Grippe and Malaria. We Urge a Trial Today AVOID SUBSTITUTES v n wa n.v n.T- mi riil m, ;,,. v, iC I I fill SLAppieton-Comrnmi Va2S38BflE'V JosepkCLiiK Ai Cy"Wh Ellsworth SYNOPSIS. Mrs. Kerlah Coffin, supposed widow, Is arranfflnf? to move from Trumet to Bos ton, following the death of her brother, for whom phe had kept house. Kyan PeDDer. IvIftAWW. nnVra mfirriHirA. ann la Indignantly refused. Capt. Elkanah Dan iels, leader of the Regular church offers Kezlah a place as housekeeper for the pew minister, and she decides to remain In Trumet. Kezlah takes charge of Rev. John Kllery. the new minister, and Rives him advice as to his conduct toward members of the parish. Ellery causes a sensation by attending a "Come-outer" got a spine in her back, as the fcller said, ana ain't feeUn' good, so I told her I'd come and stay a little spell Your Uncle Eben's mighty feeble and peaked lately. He ain't long for this world, I'm afraid. You ought to be awful good to him, Oracle." "I know it," was the hurried reply, "Where's r?at?" 'I don't know. Can't keep track of Dim. Mights well try to put your fin ger on a flea. He's here to-day and It isn't half as far from virtue vice as it is from vice to virtue. to OnlT One "B1IOMO OFININK" Tbat Is l.AXAI'IVM liltOMO OltlNlNM. Look fur the siiwutnrx of R. W. UKOV K. Cures a Cola In una Uuy, cures drip in two iaj. ac. Pay compliments pay your bills first. if you Will, but If you would strike a man favorabl? never hit him in the vicinity of th pockctbook. Constipation causes and seriously apfjrrv vaten many diseases. Jit is ttiorouKniy curea by Dr. Pierce's Pellets. Tiuy sugar-coated granules. Adv. There Are Others. "What are the principal activities of the official position our friend oc cupies?" "Those involved in holding on to It," replied Senator Sorghum. Direct Hint. A dirty-looking stranger entered an hotel. "Where's the bar?" he asked of Pat, who was standing at the door. "What kind of a bar?" asked the latter. "Why, a liquor bar, of course. What do you suppose J mean?" "Well," drawled Pat, with a twin ale, 1 didn t know but wnat you might mean a bar of soap." Deliate Point. They are a happy couple. They haven't been married very long. In 4?act, the honeymoon has barely waned, Bays the FittsDurgn jost. An eiaeriy Triend met the bridegroom downtown yesterday and slapped him on the back. "Well, happy as a lark, I suppose?" I "Oh, yes." "How's the cooking?" "I have one trouble. It's Just this my wife has been preparing angel lood every day for dinner." "You must be getting tired of It." "I am. Yet I feel a hesitancy about laying anything. How soon after the honeymoon would it be proper to ask Tor beefsteak and onions?" ' Beginning Soon to Worry. Mrs. Jones My sister is worried to death over her son, Reginald. She wants him to enter the ministry, his father wants him to go into business, while Reginald himself has got his inind set on being an actor, and says nothing Shall keep him from It. Mrs. Brown Hum. How old Is he? Mrs. Jones He's getting on for seven. Stray Stories. GOOD NATURED AGAIN Good Humor Returns With Change to Proper Food. "For many years I was a constant sufferer from indigestion and nervous ness, amounting almost to prostra tion," writes a Montana man. "My blood was impoverished, the vision was blurred and weak, with moving spots before my eyes. This was 0 steady daily condition. I grew ill tf miM'iod, and eventually got so nerv ous 1 could not keep my books post ed, nur handle accounts satisfactorily. 1 can't describe my sufferings. "Nothing I ate agreed with me, till one day I happened to notice Grape Nuts in a grocery store, and bought a package out of curiosity to know what it was. "I liked the food from the very first, eating it with cream, and now I buy It by the case and use it daily. I soon found that Grape-Nuts food was supplying brain and nerve force aa nothing in the drug line ever had done or could do. "It wasn't lc;ng before I was re stored to health, comfort and happi aess. "Through the use of Grape-Nuts food my digestion has been restored, my nervoB are steady once more, my eye Bight is good again.my mental faculties are clear and acute, and I have become so good-natured that my friends are truly astonished at the change. I feel younger Bird better than I have for 20 years. No amount of money would Induce me to surrender what I have pained through the use of Grape-Nuts food." Name given by Postum Co, Hattle Creek. Mich. "There's a rea eori." Read the little book, "The Road to Wellville," In pkgs." Brer rend bve letter? A im r !. trae, meeting. Grace apologizes for her guardian and Ellery escorts her home in the rain. Capt. Nat Hummond, Kben's son, becomes a hero by bringing tho packet Into port safely through fog and storm. Kllery tinds Kezluh writing a let ter to some orw tnclnninir mnnev In re sponse to a demand. She curiously startled when Informed of the arrival of INat. Nat calls on Kezlnh and It devei ops that they have been lovers since youth. Daniels remonstrates with Ellery for atendlnir "rVime-niitpp meeting. hi lery is cauuht bv the tide and Is rescued by Nat. They become friends. Kllery meets Grace while walking In the fields, and learns that she walks there every Sunday The clergyman takes dinner Sundays with the Daniels. Annabel, the captain's daughter, exerts herself to make an Impresslson on him. She no tices with vexation his desire to get away svery Sunday at a certain time. She watches him through a spy glass. Nat again Importunes Kezlah to marry him. He says he has had a quarrel with his father, who wants him to marry Grace. CHAPTER X. In Which Captain Eben Receives a Caller. At the edge of the bluff. Just where the pines and the bayberry bushes were thickest, where the narrow, crooked lit'le footpath dipped over the rise and down to the pasture land and the salt meadow, John Ellery and Grace had halted In their walk. The minister's face was pale, but set and determined, and he was speaking rap-Idly. "I can't help It," he said. "I can't help it. I have made up my mind and nothing can change it, nothing but you. It rests with you. If you say yes, then nothing else matters Will you say it?" He was holding botii her hands now. and though she tried to withdraw them, he would not let her. 'Will you?" he pleaded. 'I can't," she answered brokenly.' can't Think of your church and of your people. Wnat would they say If " "I don't care what they say." She shook her head. "Some of them might respect you, Jhe said. "They would say you had Men led Into this by me and were not 0 much to blame. But I " "They shall respect my wife," ha In terrupted, snapping bis teeth together, "or I'll know the reason why." I can't! I can't! My uncle " Your uncle shall hear It from me We'll go to him together. Ill tell him myself. He worships you." Yes, I know. He does worship me Tbat s why I am sure be had rather ee me dead than married to you, a Regular, and a Regular minister. I know I know be would never con sent His heart Is set on something else. Nat " "NatT Are you considering him too? Is he to stand between us? What right has he to say " "Hush! hush! He hasn't said any thing. But but he and uncle have quarreled. Just a little. I didn't tell you, but they nave. And 1 think I know the rea: in. Nat Is Uncle Eben's Idol, ir the quarni should grow more serious, I believe It would break his heart I couldn't bear to be the cause of that; I should never forgive my self." You the cause? How could you be the cause of a quarrel between those two? Grace, think of me" 'John," she said, "It Is of you I am thinking. Everything else could might be overcome, perhaps. But I must think of your future and your life. I must That Is why " He did not wait to hear more. He seized her in his arms and kissed her Then you do care!" he cried Joy. fully. "You will marry me?" For an Instant she lay quiet in his embrace, receiving. If not responding to his caresses. Then she gently but firmly freed herself. He saw that there were tears in ber eyes. "I don't know," she sobbed. "Oh. I don't know! I must think I must! Wait please wait John. Perhaps by to-morrow I can answer. Ill try I'll try. Don't ask me again, now. It me think. Oh, do!" She started down the path. He hes itated, then ran after her. "To-morrow?" he questioned eager , "To-morrow, then, you'll say that you will?" Oh, perhaps, perhaps! I musn't promise. Good night" It was after seven when Grace reached the old tavern. The house keeper, Mrs. Poundberry, was anxious ly awaiting ber. She wore her bonnet and Sunday gown and was evidently ready to go. "Supper's on the tabl and the kit- tie's aatlln'. 1011 better eat in a urry. 'cause It'a meetla' time now. Your ancle, he started ten minutes ago. I'm agoin- ngnc aiong. 100, out I int coin' to meetln': I'm agoin' op 1 f BeUr C's to ata ail nUhi. She's ! meeting. Ellerv s presence Is bitterly re- i gone yesteraay, as ttie Scriptur SayB. sented by Eben Hammond, leader of the . He ate a lim mlt nf innnar hut nnt much, and then off he Duts She reached the gate by this time. and Grace shut off the flow of conver sation by closing the door. Then she took a candle from the row on the din Ing-room mantle, lighted- it and went up to her own room. Standing before the old fashioned bu-eau with Its little oval mirror, she hastily arranged her nalr. She did not wish to go to prayer meeting at the chapel, but she felt that she must. The Come-Outer gatherings, with their noisy singing and shouting, had grown more and more repugnant to her. She blew out the candle and came out Into the hall at the head of the stairs. She was about to descend when she heard voices. The dr-r of the din Ing room opened and closed. She felt certain that Nat had returned and wondered who was with him. Then she heard her uncle's voice, speaking sharply and with unwonted sternness. "I don't know what 'tis you want to see about," said Captain Eben. "You say it's important; well, it's got to be to keep me from my meetin. I ought to be on the Lord's business this minute and nothin' worldly's goin' to keep me from servin' Him. So speak quick. What is it?" ine voice that answered was one that Grace recognized, though she had never before heard in it- the note of ngltation and undignified excitement. There were no ponderous pauses and Hum ha's" now. Don t be a fool, Hammond!" it said. "And don't stand there preaching, lx)ck that door! Get a lamp! Are you su-3 there's nobody but us in the bouse?" Captain Elltanah Daniels! Captain Elkanah visiting a Come-Outer! and the leader of the Come-Outers! ! Grace caught her breath. What in the world She started to descend and then a thought flashed to her mind. She stopped short. "I ain't the fool, Elkanah," she heard her uncle retort sternly. "The fools are them who are deef to the call from on high. My foot was on the threshold of His house when you led me astray. It's never baited there afore I warn you " "Stop! Shut up! Eben Hammond, I tell you that your precious church yes and mine, the Regular church of Trumet will go to rack and ruin If you and me don't pull together this night." "And I tell you, Elkanah Daniels, 111 have no blasphemy here. That lit tle sauctuary up the road Is founded on a rock and neither you nor any of your Pbarlseein' prlest-worshipin' crew can shake It The Almichtv'll protect His own. As for the Reg'lar church, that's no concern of mine." "But I tell you 'tis your concern. Or If the church is'nt, your own fam ily Is." There was an Instant of silence. Grace, crouching on the stairs, noticed the change in her uncle's voice as be answered. "My own family?" he repeated slow ly. "My own And the Reg'lar church What do you mean? Has Nat " No, he ain't But that cussed girl of yours- "Stop!" shouted Captain Hammond "Elkanah Daniels, for your own sake now, be careful. If you dast to say a word, another word like that, I'll "If I dast! The huBsy! But there's no use talkin' to you. You're is crazy as a Bedlcralte. Either that, or you're In the game with her. If you are, I warn you -aiopi wnai gamer wnat game do you mean? Grade! My Grade! What Is ill For mercy sakes, El kanah " "Humph! I wondered if I couldn't get some sense into you, finally. Lock tbat door!" "I will! I will But Elhanah " "Lock it! Give me the key!" The click of the lock sounded sharply. "Where's the lamn?" demanded Dan iels. "And the matches? Don't stand there shaking." A smell of sulphur floated out into the halL Then the sickly clow of the fluid" lamp shone through the door way. "What alls you?" asked Elkanah. Are you struck dumb.? Now go and see IT there anybody else in the house." "But but thfc-e ain't I know there ain't Hannah's gone and Grade's at meetln' by this time." She? Humph! well, maybe she's at meetln' and maybe she Isnt May be she's over, in Peters's pines, hug sine and kissing that man. she's met there every Sunday for ! don't know how long Here! let go, you old fool! Let go, I tell you!" "You liar!" snarled Captain Eben, "You low-lived liar! By the Almighty Elkanah Daniels! I'll You take that back or I'll choke the everlastln' soul out of you. I will" "Let go, you lunatic! You'll kill yourself. Listen! I'm not lying. If the truth. She's met a man, I tell you. Been meeting blm for months I guess. There! now will you listen ."His name's Vohn Ellery, and he minister of the Regular church In this town: that's who he is! Here! hold ud! Good Lord! are you dying? Hold up!" The girl on the stairs sprang to her feet. Her head was reeling and she could scarcely stand, but she blindly began the descent She must go to her uncle. She must. But Captain Daniels's voice caused her to halt once more. There! there! it said In a tone of relief. "That's better. Set still now. Be quiet, that's It Shall I get some water?" No, no! let me be. Just let. me be. I ain't what I used to be and thi I'm all right, I tell you. Grace! And and What was It you Just said? I I don't b'lieve I heard it right' I said that daughter of yours, or niece, or whatever she is, this Grace Van Home, has been meeting young Ellery, our minister, In Peters's grove. Been meeting him and walking with him, and kissing him. She's met bim in those pir-'i every Sunday afternoon for a long time. She was seen there with him this afternoon." "Who who sawlier?" "Never mind. The one that dldll never tell unless It's necessary. They are fixing to be married, and " Married! She marry a Reg'lar minister! Oh " "Hush! Listen! They ain't married yet. We can stop 'em. you and I. if we get right to work. It isn't too late. Will you help?" Will I I Go on! tell me more!" We can stop 'em. I know it would be a good catch for ber, the sneaking, designing Well, never mind. But it can't be. It shan't be. You've got to tell her so, Hammond. We folks of the Regular church have pride in our society; we won't have it disgraced And we have been proud of our minis ter, the young, rattle-headed fool! We ll save him if we can. If we can't" the speaker's teeth grated "then we'll send him to eternal smash or die trying." But I can't believe it's true. It's a mistake: some other Kirl and not Grade. Why, she don't even know him. She wouldn't But she has been out every Sunday afternoon for weeks. If It should be!" The chair creaked. Evidently, Cap tain Eben was rising slowly to his feet. "Well?" repeated Elkanah. "Elkanah Daniels." said Eben slow ly, his voice shaking from nervous ex haustion and weakness, but with a fine ring of determination In every word, Elkanah Daniels, you listen to .a 1 me. I've heard you tnrougn. 11 your yarn is true, then my neari is broke, and I wish I might have died afore I heard It. But I didn't die and I have heard it. Now listen to me. I love that girl of mine better'n the whole wide world and yet I'd ruther see her dead afore me man marnea to a Reg'lar minister. Disgrace to him! Disgrace to your miserable church! What about the disgrace to mine? And the diBgrace to her? Ruin to your minister! Ruin to my girl here and hereafter Is what I'm think In' of; that and my people who wor ship God with me. I'll talk to Grace. I'll talk to her. But not of what'll happen to him or you or any of your cantln', llp-servin' crew. I'll tell her to choose between blm and me. And If she chooses him, I'll send her out of tbat door. I'll do my duty and read her out of my congregation. And I'll know she's gone to everlastln" hell, and that's worse'n the poorhouse. That's all to-night, Elkanah. Now you better go." The lock turned; the door opened and closed. Grace, clinging to the bal usters, heard Captain Hammond cross the room, slowly and feebly. She heard him enter the sitting room. By and by, pale, but more composed, and with her mind made up, she came down into the hall. Drawing a long breath, she turned into the sitting room to face her uncle. By the light shining through the dining-room door she saw him on his knees by the hair cloth sofa. She spoke his name. He did not answer nor look up. At her touch his arm slid from the couch and he fell gently over upon his side on the carpet the moment their secret became known? She rose and again donned her bon net and shawl. She was about to blow out the lamp when ishe heard rapid footsteps, the sound of some one running along the sidewalk in front of the house. As she listened, the footsteps sounded on the path. Whoever the runner was he was com ing to the parsonage. She stepped to the door and opened It. The runner was a boy, Maria Hlg gins' boy Isaac, whose widowed moth er lived down by the shore. He did the chores at the Hammond tavern. Hia freckled face was dripping with perspiration and he puffed and blew like a stranded whale. "Have ye have ye," panted Ike, "have ye seen the doctor anywheres. Mis" Coffin?" "Who? Dr. Parker? Have I seen what In the world are you comin" here after the doctor for?" " 'Cause 'cause I didn't know where else to come. I been to bis house and he ain't to home. Nobody ain't to home. His wife, Mis' Parker, she's gone up to Boston yes'day on the coach, and and It's all dark and the house door's open and the shay's gone. so " "Who's sick? Who wants him?" "And and a!! the rest of the houses round here was shut up 'cause everybody's to meetln'. I pecked In at the meetin' house and he ain't there, and I see your light and " Who's sick? Tell me that, won't you?" Cap'n Eben. He's awful sick. I cal'late he's goin' to die, and Grade she" "Cap'n Eben? Eben Hammond! Dyin'? What are you talkin' about?" 'Huh! huh!" puffed the messenger impatiently. "Didn't I tell ye? Cap'n Eben's adyln'. I seen him. All white and still and and awful. And Grade, she's all alone and " Hold on! Stop! I'll tell yon where the doctor Is most likely. Up to Mrs. Prince's. She's been poorly and he's prob'y been called there. Run! run fast as ever you can and get him and I'll go to Grace this minute. The poor thing! Don't tell anybody. Not a soul but the doctor. Half this town'll be runnln' to find out If you do, and that poor girl must be distracted already, I'll go to her. You get Dr. Parker and tell him to hurry." "I'll tell him; don't you fret" He was gone, running harder than ever. A moment later Kezlah, fol lowed him, running also. as sne ran on, a rauie 01 wneeio and the thud of hoofs came from be hind her. Then a rocking chaise, drawn by a galloping horse, shot by. Dr. Parker's carriage, she was sure, The Hicclns boy must have met the doctor and delivered his message. The horse and chaise were standing by the front gate of the tavern as she pantingly drew near It The side door of the house was ajar and she opened It softly and entered. The dining room was empty. There was a light on the sitting-room table and low voices came from the little bedroom adjoining. Then, from the bedroom, emerged Dr. Parker and Grace Van Home. The girl was white and there were dark circles under her eyes. The doctor was very grave. Kezlah stepped forward and held out both hands. Grace looked, recog nized her, and with a cry ran toward CHAPTER XI. In Which Captain Eben Makes Port. Half past eight In the vestry of the Regular church John Ellery was con ducting his prayer meeting. The at tendance was as large as usual. Three seats, however, were vacant and along the settees people were wondering where Captain Elkanah Daniels and bis daughter might be. They had not missed a service for many a day. And where was Kezlah Coffin? At the Come-Outer chapel the testi fying and singing were in full blast But Ezeklel Bassett was leading, for Captain Eben Hammond had not made his appearance. Neither had Grace Van Home, for that matter, but Cap tain Eben's absence was the most as tonishing. In the Regular parsonage Kezlah sat alone by the sitting-room table. Prayer meeting and supper she had forgotten entirely. The minister had not come home for his evening meal, and food was furthest from the house keeper's thoughts. What should she do? What ought she to do? How could she avert tn disaster so certain to overwhelm those two youni people j He Did Not Answer or Look Up. her. Kezlah took her in her arms and soothed her as if she were a child. "Well, well, dear," went on Mrs, Coffin hurriedly. "He will be better soon, we'll hope. You mustn't give up the ship, you know. Now you go and lay down somewheres and I'll get my things off and see what there is to do. Some good strong tea might be good for all hands, I guess likely. Where's Hannah Poundberry?" "She's gone to her cousin's to stay all night I suppose I ought to send for her, but I "No, no, you hadn't Might's well send for a poll parrot, the critter would be Just as much good and talk less. I'll look out for things, me and the doctor. Where's where 's Nat?" "He came In Just after I sent the boy for the doctor. He's in there with with him," indicating the bedroom. "Poor Nat!" Keziah looked longingly toward the door. "Yes," she said slowly. "Poor fel low, it's an awful shock to him. He and his father are But there! you lay down on that lounge!" Grace, protesting that she couldn't sit down, she couldn't leave uncle, and there were so many things to do, was at last persuaded by Kezlah and the doctor to rest for a few momenta in the big rocker. Then Mrs. Coffin went into the kitchen to prepare the tea. As she went, she beckoned to Dr. Parker, who Joined her a moment later. (TO BS COMTDTUJC&i MORE ATLANTIC LINERS REQUIRED CONGESTION ON EXISTING STEAM. SHIPS ON ACCOUNT OF CANA DIAN IMMIGRATION. It Is reported that eight new Trans Atlantic liners are under construction for the exclusive use of the Canadian Trade. These are being built by the White Star, Canadian PaciHc and Cunard Companies. The liners to be built for the White Star are to be of the same type as the Laurentlo and Majestic, and will re place the Canada and Teutonic. The Cunard Line's new steamer, Ascanla, has already completed successfully her maiden voyage from England to Montreal, and her sister ship will be launched early next year. It is predicted that the Canadian Northern will not be slow In following the example of the other big concerns, as it Is a matter of common belief that Canada, more than any other in the world, will be the country of the fu ture, and the best field for investment by shipping interests. An official of one of the companies already building steamers for this trade told the American yesterday that the Ideal steamer for this service Is the two-cabin boat, having accom modation for second-class and steer age passengers only. "We do not expect that the $5,000 cabin de luxe class will travel be tween Canada and England very ex tensively," he said, "but the business that is to be obtained there will be Immensely lucrative, and for the next ten years the eyes of the shipping world will be riveted on Canada. The Panama Canal, undoubtedly will - re ceive a lot of attention, but the busi ness in tSat route will be nothing com pared with the Canadian trade for the Immediate future. Panama will de velop and become bigger in the years to come, but at the present ve are most concerned with the tremendous tide of immigration that is being di verted from the United States to the Dominion. "The farm land of the vast North West Is the attraction, and while this flood of Immigration is at Its height, the Canadian Government exercises a strict censorship over the class of im migrants admitted. In this way they are drawing their future citizens from the Northern countries and have shown an unweleome face to the peo ple of Southern Europe." Advertise ment. Automobile Aroma. Farmer Hiram was mending the front fence when an automobile whizzed past, emitting a trail of blue smoke from its oil-choked engine. Farmer Hiram's hand went to his nose. When the car had disappeared far down the lane and the smell had died away he ventured to address tho hired man. "Sam," he said, "they may be swell city fellers an' all that; but they cer tainly was smokin' some vile see-gars." 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