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JosepliG Lincoln
Author of
Cu'Whittsdcex's Place
CftnUri, JEtc.
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8YN0P8IS.
I Mr. nIKII V, f 1 1 1 1 , vuuwdvu - - .
uimnflng to movt from Trumst to Bol
ton, following the death of her brother,
lor whom she had kept houee. Kyao
Pepper, widower, often marriage, and Is
!ele. leader of the Regular church, offer
Kailah a place aa housekeeper for the
fcew minister, and she decide to remain
fn Trumet Keslah takes charge of Rev.
rr.K vii.-.. k. . Minliia, anil arlves
01n advice aa to his conduct toward
members of the parish. Ellery causes a
snaatlon by attending a "Coms-outei"
kneetlng. Ellery's presence la bitterly re-
h. .. r."1 V. UammnnI IaBDP OI the
pnuktu u ouvii liaiuuiuum - -
nlln0 Clrar annlnirlxes for her
guardian and Ellery escorts her home In
Mil, becomes a hero by bringing the
jacket Into port safely through fog and
storm, cilery nnas n.emn wi"b
Jer to some one, Inclosing money In re
sponse to a demand. Bh Is curiously
tartled when Informed of the arrival of
Nat. Nat calls on Keslah. and It devel
ops that they have been lovers s nee
Vouth. Daniels remonstrates with Ellery
lor attending "Come-outer" meeting. El
lery Is caught by the tide and Is recd
by Nat. They become friends. Ellery
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
ttaptaln's daughter, exerts herself to
snake an Impression on him. Bhe no
tlces with vexation his desire to get away
very Bunday at a certain time. ne
watches him through a spy glass. Nat
Main Importunes Kezlah to marry him.
He says he has had a quarrel with his
father, who wants him to marry Grace.
Ellery asks Grace to marry him. She
ronfrsses that she loves him. but says
Che fears to displease her guardian. El
anah Daniels tells Eben about the meet
ings between Ellery and Grace. Eben
declares he will make Grace choose be
tween him snd the preacher. Grace finds
film In a faint, following the excitement
pf Elkanah s visit. Just before he dies
feben exacts a promise from Nat and
Grace 1 that they will marry. Kexlah
breaks the news to Ellery and later he
received a note from Grace saying she Is
so marry Nat. and asking him not to try
to see her again. Kexlah tells the story
pf her own marriage with a man who
turned out to be a good-for-nothing, and
who was reported to have been lost at
sea. and of her love for Nat. whom she
rannot marry because the husband Is
alive. Captain Nat sails for Manila to
he gone two years. He says he and
prate have decided not to marry until
be returns. Nat la overdue, and It is
(eared that he has been lost at sea.
Cexlah gets a letter from her husband
saying he is coming back. Grace goes on
a visit to relntlves of the Hammonds. A
vessel flying distress signals Is discovered
pff the coast. Ellery goes with party to
board the vessel. A man Is found suf
fering from smallpox, the rest of the
crew having deserted. He Is taken to an
abandoned shack on shore and Ellery
helps nurse him. Before he dies It Is dls
covered that he Is Kexlah'a husband. El
lery. left alone In quarantine, la found
wandering In 4 delirious condition by
Grace. She takes him back to the
Shanty and sends for help. Kexlah and
Grace nurse Ellery, who Is suffering from
brain fever. The doctor and Kexlah
spread a report that Grace and Ellery are
engaged. News comes that Nat has
arrived safely In Boston. The story of
the wreck of Nat a vessel comes out ana
a home-coming is arranged.
; . CHAPTER XVII I. (Continued.)
i "Here she comes!" shouted Ezra
Blmmons, the postmaster. "Right on
time, too."
Sure enough! A cloud of dust In
the distance, riling on the spring
wind, and the rattle of rapidly turn
ing wheels. The reception committee
prepared for action. Captain Elkanah
descended from the carlage and moved
In stately dignity to the front of the
jost office platform.
The stage, Its tour horses at a trot,
wung up to the platform.
"Hurrah!" shouted the committee.
Its uninvited guests and the accom
panying crowd of Bayport men and
boys which had gathered to assist in
the welcome. "Hurrah!"
A passenger or two peered from the
coach window. The stage driver
Ironically touched' his cap.
Thank ye," be said. "Thank ye
Tery much."
Captain Elkanah frowned his disap
proval. ..'We are cheering Cap'n Nathaniel
Hammond of Trumet," he explained
haughtily. "We are here to meet him
and escort him. home. Where is he?
Where's Cap'n Hammond!"
Well, now, I'll tell ye; I don't kns'w
where be is."
"You don't? Isn't he with you?"
"No. be ain't. And he didn't come
on the train, nuther. He wag on It
The conductor told me he see him and
set along with him between stations
as fur as Cobasset Narrows. But
after that be never see hide nor hair
of him. Oh, that's so! Here's the
mail bag. Ezry."
Captain Zeb stepped beside the
tage and put one foot on the wheel.
"Say, That." he whispered, "is that
all you know? Where did he go to?"
"Well," the driver's voice dropped
lower. "Well." he whispered, "I did
bear this much. A chap I know was
on the train and he said be see Cap'n
Nat get off the cars at the Cohasset
Narrows depot and there was a worn
aa with him."
"A woman? A woman? What wom
an r '
"Blessed if I knew And he didn't
nuther.' So long! Oltdapt"
The reception committee and Us
escort drove slowly back. to Trumet.
The Daniels following was disgusted
and disappointed. ' .
Trumet spent that evening wonder
ing what bad become of - Nat Ham
mond Captain Zeb Mayo wondered
most of all. Yet his wonderment was
accompanied by vague suspicions of
the truth. And, at eleven o'clock,
when the village was In bed, a horse
and boggy moved down the Turn-off
aad stopped before the Hammond
gat. A man alighted from the buggy
aed walked briskly hi to the side
door. There he knocked and then
whistled shrilly.
A window overhead was opened.
"Who is it?" asked a feminine
voice. ,
"Don't be frightened, Oracle," re
piled the man at the door. "It's me
Nat. I've come home again."
CHAPTER XIX.
In Which the Minister Receives a
Letter.
John Ellery was uneasy. Physically
he was very much better, so much
better that he was permitted to sit
up a while each day. But mentally
he was disturbed and excited, exactly
the condition which the doctor said
he must not he in. Keslah and Orace
bad gone away and left him, and he
could not understand why.
Mrs. Higgins. Ike's mother, was at
the shanty and she did her best to
soothe and quiet him. She was a
kind soul and capable, in her way, but
she could not answer his questions
satisfactorily.
He rose from the chair and started
toward the living room. He would not
be put off again. He would be an
swered. His hand was on the latch
of the door when that door was
opened. Dr. Parker came in.
The doctor was smiling broadly.
His ruddy face was actually beaming.
He held out his hand, seized the min
ister's, and shook It,
"Good morning, Mr. Ellery," he said.
"It's a glorious day. Yes, sir, a buUy
day. Hey? isn't it?"
Ellery's answer was a question.
"Doctor," Tie said, "why have Mrs.
Coffin and and Miss Van Home
gone? Has anything happened? I
know something has, and you must
tell me what. Don't try to put me off
or give me evasive answers. I want
to know why they have gone."
Parker looked at ' hlra keenly.
"Humph!" he grunted. "I'll have to
get into Mrs. Hlgglns's wig. You sit
still. No, I'm not going to tell you
anything. You sit where you are and
maybe the news'U come to you. If
you move it won't. Going to obey or
ders? Good! I'll see you by and by,
Mr. Ellery."
He walked out of the room. It
seemed to Ellery that he sat in that
chair for ten thousand years before
the door again opened. And then
"Grace!" he cried. "0 Grace! you
T-you've come back."
She was blushing red, her face was
radiant with quiet happiness, but her
eyes were moist She crossed the
room, bent over and kissed him on the
forehead.
"Yes, John," she said; "I've come
back. Yes, dear, I've come back to
to you."
Outside the shanty, on the side
farthest from the light and its group
of buildings, the doctor and Captain
Nat Hammond were talking with Mrs.
Higgins. The latter was wildly excit
ed and bubbling with Joy.
"It's splendid!" sh exclaimed. "It's
almost too fine to believe. Now we'll
keep our minister, won't we?"
Mrs. Higgins turned to Captain Nat.
"It's kind of hard for you, Nat," she
added. "But It's awful noble and self
sacrlflcin' and everybodyll say so. Of
course there wouldn't be much satis
faction in havln' a wife you knew
cared more for another man. But still
it's awful noble of you to give hor up."
The captain looked at the doctor
and laughed quietly.
"Don't let my nobility weigh on
your mind, Mrs. Higgins," he said.
"I'd made up my mind to do this very
thing afore ever I got hack to Trumet.
That is, if Grade was wlllln. And
when I found she was not only wlllln'
but Joyful, I well, I decided to offer
up the sacrifice right off."
"You did? You did? Why, how
you talk! I never heard of such a
thing in my born days."
"Oh, well, I What is it, Grace?"
She was standing In the doorway
and beckoning to him. Her cheeks
were crimson, the breeze was tossing
her hair about her forehead, and she
msde a picture that even the prac
tical, unromantle doctor appreciated.
The captain went to meet hor.
"What Is It?" he asked.
"Nat," she whispered, "will you
come in? He wants to see you."
John Ellery was still seated in the
chair by the window, but he no longer
looked like an Invalid. There was no
worry or care In his countenance
now, merely a wondrous Joy and
serene happiness.
He held out his hands and the cap
tain shook them heartily.
"Mr. Ellery," he said, "as they used
to say at the circus, "Here we are
again.' And you and I have been do
ing all kinds of circus acrobatics since
we shook last, hey? I'm glad you're,
pretty nigh out of the sick bay and
the doctor says yon are."
"Captain," began Ellery. Hammond
Interrupted him.
-Hold- on!" be said- "Belay right
there. If yon and I are to cruise In
the same family and that's what I
hear Is likely to happen I callate
well heave overboard the eap'ns and
Misters. My name's 'Nathaniel'
'Nat' fr abort"
"All right And mine ti 'John.'
Captain Nat, I me&n how can I
ever thank yon?"
"Thank me? What do you want to
thank me for? I only handed over
somethln' that wasn't mine In the first
place and belonged to you all along.
I didn't know it, that was the only
trouble."
"But your promise to your father.
I feel "
"You needn't I'm doln' the right
thing and I know it. And don't pity
me, neither. I made up my mind
not to marry Orace unless, of course,
she was set on It months ago. I'm
tickled to death to know she's goln'
to have as good a man as you are.
She'll tell you so. Orace! Hello!
she's gone."
"Yes. I told her I wanted to talk
wttb you alone, for a few minutes
Nat Orace tells me that Aunt Kezlah
was the one who "
"She was. She met me at the Co
hasset' Narrows depot I was settln'
in the car, lookin' out of the window
at the sand and snlffln' the Cape air,
somebody tapped me on the shoulder.
I looked up and ,'twa her. I was sur
prised enough to see her, I tell you.
Way up there at the Narrows! 1
couldn't have said a word, anyway,
and she never gave me a chance.
'Nat,' she says, 'don't talk now. Come
with me, quick afore the train starts.
I've come here on purpose to meet
you. I must talk with you; It's im
portant. You can go to Trumet on
the next train, tonight. But now I
must talk with you. I must Won't
you please come, NatT
"Well, I went. The engine bell was
beginnln' to ring and we bad to move
lively, I tell you. I swung her off the
step Just as the car begun to move.
So Into the waltln room we went and
come to anchor on the settee. And
then, John, we had our talk. Seems
she loft Trumet Wednesday afternoon.
Got the livery stable man to drive her
as fur as Bayport, hired another team
there and come on to Sandwich. Stay
ed overnight there and took the morn
in' train which got to. Cohasset Nar
rows Just ahead of the one I was
comln' on. She'd been so frald of be
in' late, she said. She must see me
afore I got to Trumet.
"Well, she saw me and told me the
whole yarn about you and Orace. She
tried to break It to me gently, so I
wouldn't feel too bad. She knew It
would be a shock to mo, she said. It
was a shock, in a way, but as for
feelin' bad, I didn't I think the world
of Grace. I'd do anything she wanted
me to do; but most the way down on
the train yea. and long afore that
I'd been dreadln' my comln" home on
one account. I dreaded tellln' her
that, unless she was real set on it
she'd better not marry me."
"Nat, I want to tell you something.
Something that OLly one other per
son knows. Grace doeEn't know It
yet. Neither does Aunt Kezlah the
whole of It And if she knew I told
you even a part I'm afraid she would,
as she would say. 'skin ma allv
But I owe her and you more than
I could repay if I lived a thousand
years. So I'm going to tell and take
the consequences.
"Nat, when that morning after
your father died and after you and
Grace had agreed to to "
"To do somethln' neither of us
wanted to do? Yes, I know. Go
ahead."
"That morning Aunt Keziah came
home to the parsonage and broke the
news to me. She did it as only she
could do such a thing, kindly and pity
ingly and I made a fool of myself, I
expect; refused to believe her, be
haved disgracefully, and at last when
I had to believe it threatened to run
away and leave my work and Trumet
forever, like a coward. She made me
stay."
"Did, hey?"
"Yes. She showed me it was my
duty to face the music. When I
whimpered about my troubles she
told me her own story. Then I
"Yes, John," 8 he said, "I've Com
Baok to You."
learned what trouble was and what
pluck was, too. She told me about
her marriage and excuse me for
speaking of what Isn't my business;
yet It Is mine. In a way she told me
about you."
Captain Hammond did not answer.
His good-natured face clouded and he
shifted In his chair.
"She told me of you. Nat all about
yon and herself. And she told me
something else, which explains why
she felt she must send you away, why
she thought your marriage to Grace
would be a good thing."
1 know. She told you that that
darn scamp Anse Coffin wss alive."
The minister started violently. He
gasped In surprise.
"Yon knew It? Tou knew ltr he
stammered.
"I know ft now. Have known It for
over a rear. Us ftndla' It oat was
one of the: special Providences that's
been helpln' along this last voyage of
mine. My second mate was a Hyan
nls man, name of Cahoon. One day,
on that pesky island, when we was
eatln' dinner together, he says to me,
'Cap'n, he says, 'you're from Trumet
ain't you?' I owned up. 'Know any
body named Coffin there?' says be. I
owned up to that, too. 'Well,' be says,
T met her husband last trip I was In
the Glory of the Wave.' I stared at
him. 'Met his ghost, you mean,' I
says. 'He's been dead for years, and
a good thing, too. Fell overboard and,
not bsln' used to water, It killed him.'
"But he wouldn't hare It so. 'I used
to know Anse Coffin in New Bedford,'
he says. 'Knew him well's I know
you. And when "We was in port at
Havre I dropped In at a gin mill down
by the water front and he come bp
and touched me on the arm. I thought
same as you, that he was dead, but
he wa'n't. He was three sheets In
the wind and a rcg'lar dock rat to
look at, but' twas him sure enough.
We had a long talk. He said he was
comln' back to. Trumet some day. Had
a wife there, he said. I told him,
sarcastic, that she'd be glad to see
him. He laughed and said maybe not
but that she knew he was alive and
sent him money when he was hard
up. Wanted me to promise not to tell
any Cape folks that I'd seen him, and
I ain't till now.'
"Well, you can Imagine how I felt
when Cahoon spun me that yarn. First
I wouldn't b'lleve it and then I did.
It explained things. Just as you say,
John. I could see now why Kezlah
gave me my walkin' papers. I could
see how she'd been sacrlflcin' her
life for that scum."
"Did you tell her Aunt Kezlah
when you met her at the Narrows?"
"No. But I shall tell her when I
ee her again. She shan't spoil her
life a woman like that! by the Lord!
what a woman! for any such crazy
notion. I swore It when I heard the
story and I've sworn it every day
since. That's what settled my mind
about Grac.e. Kezlah Coffin belongs
to me. She always has belonged to
me, even though my own pigheaded
ness lost her in the old days."
He was pacing the floor now, his
face set like granite. Ellery rose, his
own face beaming. Here was his
chance. At last he could pay to this
man and Kezlah a part of the debt he
owed.
Nat stopped In his stride. "Well!"
he exclaimed. "I almost forgot, after
all. Kezlah sent a note to you. I've
got It In my pocket. She gave it to
me wben she left me at CohasBet."
"Left you? Why! didn't she come
back with you on the night train?"
"No. That's funny, too, and I don't
understand It yet. We was together
all the afternoon. I was feelin' so
good at seeln' her that I took her un
der my wing and we cruised all over
that town together. Got dinner at the
tavern and she went with me to buy
myself a new hat and all that At
first she didn't seem to want to, hut
then, after I'd coaxed a while, she
did. She was lookin' pretty sad and
worn out, when I first met her, I
thought; but she seemed to get over
It and we had a fine time. It remind
ed me of the days when I used to get
home from a voyage and we were to
gether. Then, when 'twas time for
the night train we went down to the
depot. She gave me this note and
told me to hand it to you today.
'"Good-by, Nat.' she says. 'We've
had a nice day, haven't we?'
" 'We have, for a fact,' I says. 'But
what are you sayin' good-by for?
"'Because I'm not goln' to Trumet
with you,' says she. 'I'm goln' to the
city. I've got some business to see
to there. Good-by.'
"I was set back, with all my can
vas flappln. I told her I'd go to Bos
ton with her and we'd come home to
Trumet together tomorrow, that's to
day. But she said no. I must come
here and ease your mind and Grace's.
I must do It So at last I agreed to,
sayin' I'd see her in a little while. She
went on the up train and I took the
down one. Hired a team in Sand
wich and another In Bayport and got
to the tavern about eleven. That's
the yarn. And here's your note.
Maybe It tells where she's gone and
why."
The minister took the note and
tore open the envelope. Within was
a single sheet of paper. He read a
few lines, stopped, and uttered an ex
clamation. (TO BB CONTINUED.)
"A Mighty Man Was He."
At a concert for charity In a country
town Miss Carter obliged by reciting
"The Village Blacksmith." At the
conclusion of her recital the rural au
dience cheered. "Ancower!" they
cried. "Ancower!" -. MIbs Carter was
about to grant the request when a
burly fellow, very much out of breath,
tapped her on the shoulder. "I've Just
come around from in front" whis
pered this man, excitedly. "I want
yer to do me a favor." "Well, what
Is ltr queried Miss Carter. "It's this."
whispered the Intruder. "I happen ter
be the fellow you've been talkln'
about and I want you to put in a verse
this time saying how I let out bi
cycles." Ox Made Investigation.
At a recent auction sale In Echt,
Aberdeenshire. Scotland, a good deal
of amusement was occasioned when a
large ox. which the auctioneer was
trying to dispose of. took into It head
to walk into the auctioneer's box,
and. after he had cleared the office
of officials, made a minute inspection
of the books, and retired from the ros
trum evidently quit pleased with the
way the sale was being conducted and
also with the state of the books. It
la needless to say that the officials
were much more excited than the ox.
and made a quick exit while the oi
walked with the utmost aaUbaraloU-
PATIENT OF FRIEDMANN DIES
After Treatment by the Gsrman Scien
tist Another Form of Tuber
culosa Appeared.
New York. Uenjiimino Temple, a
Frledmnnn patient treated for tuber
culosis more than throe weeks ago
at the Mount Sinai Hospital la dead.
When his case was accepted for teat
purposes by the government physi
cians and Doctor Frledmann himself,
Temple wus suffering from pulmon
ary tuberculosis and tuberculosis of
the wrist, neither of which, was
thought to he udvanced. His- death
was caused by the sudden develop
ment of tuberculosis meningitis.
This caBe was one or ninety-four
under the observation of doctois of
the public health service from Wash
ington. The immediate cause of Temple's
death was another form which his
disease took after treatment. Doc
tor Friedmann's injection of the live
turtle U'Jllli didn't prevent that de
velopment. That point was empha
sised by medical men whose attention
was drawn to the case.
PROGRESSIVES OUTLINE WORK
House Members Parcel Out Ten Leg
islative Subjects at a Wash
ington Conference.
Washington, D. C The Progres
sive conference of the House parceled
out the work of preparing the meas
ures that will form a part of the Pro
gressive legislative plan. The House
members will work In conjunction
with the legislative committee of tho
national Progressive party of which
Clifford Pinchot, .lane Addums, Dean
Lewis of Pennsylvania university,
Walter Weyl, and others are mem
bers. Ten legislative subjects , were as
signed at the conference. Hills on
these subjects will be prepared after
thorough investigation by the mem
bers assigned to them and will form
the basis for the legislative campaign
of the Progressives in tho present
congress.
LIBERTY SALUTED BY CHINA
The New Declaration of Independence
Has Been Received in Washing
ton Recognition Soon.
Washington, I). ('.The Chinese
declaration of independence, which
took the fop.n of an address to the
world, was ' cabled here from I'ekin
and after being read in the Cabinet
meeting, was made public.
State Department officials said it
redacted ilio influence of the Yiimg
Chinese members, who have been edu
cated in American colleges. The
president and his cabinet praised it
enthusiastically, and formal recogni
tion of the republic by the United
States awaits only the actual organi
zation of t lie constituent assembly,
which will meet again soon in I'ekin.
LIGHTNING IN A HOTEL LOBBY
Twenty-five Persons Were Injured,
Nine Dangerously, by a Bolt in
Independence) La.
Independence, La. Twenty-five per
sons were Injured, nine dangerously,
by a bolt of lightning which swept
through a hotel lobby. Richard Kd
wards of Pierce City, Mo., was par
alyzed in the lower limbs; N. N.
Hoover of Pierce city, Mo., was burn
ed on the body and silk underwear
completely destroyed. Martin Donald,
St. Joseph, Mo., was affected by tho
shock mentally; seventeen of Iho
party being unconscious for an hour
or more.
Sailors Killed in Mexico.
Guaymas, Mexico. Two sailors of
the United Slates cruiser California
yere killed and three others wounded
in a street fight at Mazatlan, a Paci
fic port below this point. Two or
three Mexican policemen were wound
ed in attempting to arrest the Ameri
can sailors. Admiral Covvles is In
vestigating. A New Suffragette Trick.
London, Eng. Tiie militant suffra
gettes started a fresh raid by attack
ing the fire alarms in the London
streets. They destroyed three. In
each case a card bearing the words
"Vote for Women," was attached to
the damaged apparatus.
Graft in Voting Machines?
Chicago. A grand jury investiga
tion of the- purchase of $1,000,000
worth of voting machines by this city
was ordered by State's Attoney Mac
Lay Hoync. A legislative committee
also will mate an investigation.
An Argentina Aviator Killed.
Buenos Aires. Perez Aremo, an
aviator, was killed when the aero
plane which he was driving fell from
an altitude of 1.200 feet.
Sues His Flock for Slander.
New York. The Rev. Joseph I
Hervey, pastor of the United Presby
terian Church of the Open Door, has
sned ten members of his congrega
tion for 125,000. They said he had
a "serpent's tooth."
Pensions for Ohio Mothers.
Columbus, O. The Greenland Hill,
providing for pensions for indigent
mothers, was passed In the house
and now goes to Governor Cox, whooe
approval Is assured. The vote was
93 to 4.
She Knew ft.
One day a teacher was having a
first-grade class In physiology. She
nsked them if they knew that there
was a burning Are in the body all of
the time. One little girl spoke up and
said: "Yes'em, when it Is a cold day
I can see the smoke." National
Monthly.
Get
In the Game
EH but remember you must be
strong and robust to win. A
slcklyerson is the loser in
-j every way; but why remain j
so?
HOSTETTER'S
n STOMACH BITTERS a
will aid digestion and help
you back to health and
strength. Try a bottle to
day. Avoid substitutes.
All Fools' Day.
When freaklBh April lifts the latch
all wits and wags consider themselves
free to vent their nonsense upon the
victims whom they would fool by their
tricks. The gay Parisian calls such
"April fish"; in bonnie Scotland on
this day they make merry "hunting
the gow k," whilst in England and this
country a man keeps a sharp lookout
lest he be caught at a disadvantage by
the Joker who glories In his smartness
if he only can make some one look
ridiculous. But it is just as well not
to be too smart. The boomerang ha&
a wicked habit of coining back. Silly
as All Fools' day custom may seem to
the solemn, it has an ancient ancestry.
Its origin is obscure, but somewhere
from the far-off times when those old
Romans felt the lilt of the vernal equi-.
nox, and went on the spree accord
ingly, comes this rollick which still
trills forth its merry ditty in our
streets. Deeper still, the calm, con
templative Hindu, for some reason or
other, from time Immemorial has gone
a-fooling on the first of April. It was
probably from France, whence all
things vivacious come, that Europe got
the unruly itch for turning this day
Into a comedy of errors.
His Consolation.
"So you've lost your nice pussy-eat
since I was here last?" sympathized
grandma. "Too bad! Of course you
miss him dreadfully, don't you?"
"Well, yes," six-year-old John as
sumed a look of chastened sorrow;
"but then, grandma, since I've heard
so much about this germ business, 1
try to think it's just as well!"
He Wasn't Sure.
A gentleman was sorely out of pa
tience by some blunder of his new
groom.
"Look here," he cried, In his anger,
"I won't have things done in this way.
Do you think I'm a fool?"
"Sure, sorr," said the groom, "Ol
can't say, sorr. Oi only came here
yesterday."
Good Polish.
To make a polish for patent leather
make a mixture of one part of linseed
oil and two of cream. Mix it thor
oughly and apply with a flannel, after
removing every particle of dust from
the shoes. Then rub the leather with
a soft cloth.
Honesty never looks better to a
man than when it comes home to
roost.
FRIENDS HELP.
8t Paul Park Incident.
"After drinking coffee for breakfast
I always felt languid and dullhaving
no ambition to get to my morning
duties. Then in about an hour or so
a weak, nervous derangement of the
heart and stomach would come over
me with such force I would frequently
have to lie down."
Tea is just as harmful, because it
contains caffeine, tho same drug found
in ceffee. .
"At other times I had severe head
aches; stomach finally became affect
ed and digestion so impaired that I
had serious chronic dyspepsia and
constipation. A lady, for many years
State President of the W. C. T. U,
tcld me Bhe had been greatly ben
efited by quitting coffee and using
Postum; she was troubled for years
with asthma. She said it was no
cross to quit coffee when she found
she could have as delicious an
article as Postum.
"Another lady who had been trou
bled with chronic dyspepsia for years,
found Immediate relief on ceasing cof
fee and using Postum. Still another
Mend told me thaj Postum was a
Godsend, her heart trouble having
been relieved after leaving off coffee
and taking un Dostum.
"So many such cases came to my
notice that I concluded coffee was the
cause of my trouble and I quit and
took up Postum. I am more than
pleased to say that my days of trou
ble have disappeared. I am well and
happy."
Look In pkgs. for the famous litUa
book. "The Road to Wellvtlle."
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