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3 f ering in this way with the legal rights of creditors. If this man is evicted, it is his own fault. He should have got out long ago. He had no business to wait till the last minute. The law must take its course. The injunction is re fused." "Who is ahead now?" asked the sheriff of Dr. Carlington. 'The devil, it seems," replied the Doctor. As they walked away, the Doctor said to the attorney, who was profanely mad: "That decision was good Kansas re publicanism. The republican theory is that we are to live, move and have our being out here for the sole benefit and Measures of Eastern investors. If a aw is proposed, your party does not stop to see whether the proposed legis lation is right; but only inquires whether it would be pleasing to East ern capital. The district courts have become very strict as to granting de lays in foreclosure cases, because the speedy sale of the people's homes is necessary in order to win the Eastern investor's approval, 'Well done, good and faithful servant.' It is now claimed by your party orators and press that to merely agitate measures for the relief of the debt-ridden people of Kansas is a species . of treason be cause it tends to injure the credit of the state; that is, it displeases our Eastern masters for us to seek to throw off our chains. We praise Ire land for defying her English landlords; but we are censurable if we dare at tempt to prevent the same class of rob bers from making another Ireland of Kansas. What a patriotic policy that the affairs of a sovereign state are to be managed, not with a view to the good of the people of that state, but with the sole view of pleasing non-resident usurers and dividend-takers who grow rich by plundering those people! The republican party seeks to put us in the same position as Egypt, which is governed by a syndicate of foreign bondholders. If that policy is to be continued here, it would be cheaper to have the mortgagees of our homes and the owners of our railroads take full charge of our governmental affairs and spare us the farce of pretended elec tions. But, for one, I do not propose to let Eastern investors dictate what opinions I shall hold or express on Kansas affairs. However, I beg your pardon if I have hurt your feelings. You are a republican yet." "Dr. Carlington, I have never thought of it in the light you have just put this 'Stand-up-for-Kansas' policy; but I see it all now, and it makes me feel like a sneaking coward. Don't be too sure I am going to be a republican any more. I am going to do some tall thinking about this thing. Think of that fool probate judge saying a sick man must be evicted though it means death to him, because not to kill him might displease Eastern investors! Yet that is precisely what this 'Stand-UD-f or-Kansas' talk actually means. It is an object lesson I am afraid I shall be compelled to say I understand; and you may put down my politics for the present as 'doubtful.' r' "Your republican days are over," said the Doctor. "You are beginning to think; and no man must do that if he wishes to remain a good latter-day republican." CHAPTER XXVII. MAGICAL MEDICINE. "Hope I of all Ilia that men endure. The only cheap and universal cure I Thou captive's freedom, and thou sick man's health 1 Thou lover's victory, and thou beggar's wealth !" Cowucy. Scarce had the sheriff returned to his office when news was brought him that his little boy, while out hunting, had been accidentally shot and killed; and mourning in the sheriff's house hold averted the ruin of another. When, that evening, the Doctor called at the stricken home to extend his sym pathy, the sheriff, softened by his sud den affliction which he regarded as a judgment upon him, voluntarily pro posed to postpone till Tuesday all pro ceedings against Cotterell in order that application for a stay might be made to the district court, the April term of which would begin Monday. Sunday afternoon, Slick Blackburn was, as usual, lounging about, the de pot at train time. A tall, ttraigbt, 'A clean-shaved man alighted. Half doubting for a moment, Slick soon rec ognized the traveler, and rushed up to him with: "Well.Ideclar'l Cunnel Ove'ton, if you aint done come back! Wha' you done been all dis time! Let me tote you' satchel, Cunnel. Gwine to the TMercial house?" "Iam delighted to you here, Mr. Blackburn. (At this "Mr." Slick's back got so stiff it would have caused discomfort had it been straightened by any other means.) "Of all the people inCobdenou are the very person I wished most to see just at present." "Well, I declar'! Am am datso, Cunnel? You does me proud. Ifdars anything that Mr. Slick Blackburn can do for Cunnel Ove'ton, de Cunnel has only to command me." "I thought that, perhaps, you could give me some information concerning Sliss Cotterell. I have been to the col lege, and I learned that Miss Cotterell left there before Christmas on account of ill health and that she has not since returned. Do you know anything about her at present?" "'Deed I does, Cunnel! Miss Kate's done got to be de boss edito' ob a great big noosepapah. 'Deed she has. She's done got 'way up ober all of 'em 'round heah. I done tole Miss Kate long while ago she'd be somelin big yit if she knowed mo' 'bout dese heah public 'fairs; an' she's done got dere now fo' suah. Eben Slick Blackburn can't teach her nullin now. I tell you, dey'll all heah from Miss Kate when de women done get de right ob sufferings, an' don't you forgit it!" Miss Cotterell editing a newspaper ? I am delighted to hear of her progress. Where is she located? In Cobden?" iXo, sah. She done live at Kising ton, and runs the Kisington Ebenin' Noos. Went dar in Janywerry." "How is the old gentleman Mr. Cot terell getting along?" "PooMy, Cunnel, poo'ly. He's done loss his farm, an' de sheriff is gwine for to frow 'em out'n de house Tues day. De ole man got friz up in a snow drif ' in Febewary; den he got down wid dis heah 'monyer, and now de law's done got on top of him. He'd done been frowed out dis las' week, if ithadntabeen fo de sherills boy gittin' killed so his daddy had to stay home to look after de funeral. "I must go out and see Mr. Cotterell this very afternoon. Let us hasten to the hotel. Dat's it, Cunnel! Do Doctah's gwine out dis afternoon, and he'll be de lighted to carry'Cunnel Ove'ton." At the hotel Slick dropped the satchel he had carried from the depot, and hastened to find Dr. Carlington. That gentleman lost no time in calling on verton, and within an hour the two men were on their way in Dr. Isling ton's carriage. Slick was driving and enjoying the proudest pleasure he had known for years. At the sight of Overton Mrs. Cot terell wept for joy. Sam Cotterell's mind still wandered; but, after awhile, as Overton sat by the bed-side holding the old farmer's hand, Cotterell sud denly raised himself upon his elbow, looked into Overton's face, then spoke: "Mother, 'I've been a-dreamin' that Mr. Overton had come to see us and we didn't ha ve to leave ; and that the critters had well, I'll be blamed if it aint so! If it aint Mr. Overton himself, sure's blazes!" "Yes, Mr. Cotterell, I am really here,'' said Overton smiling; "and right glad I am to hear you speak. I assure you the rest of your dream shall come true if it lies in my power to real ize it. How are you feeling.now, after your long illness?" "I'm feelin' right smart better. Have you seen Kate yet? She's help in' run a republican newspaper now. But that don't make no difference in her; she'll always be the same Kate." "I'll wager that Kate will always be her father s girl, no matter where she may be. 0, I have not seen her, Mr. Cotterell. When I learned she had left college I came to Cobden expect ing to find her at home. Mr. Black burn (Slick had got permission to come in.) has told me of her success in a new field." "Well, if here aint Slick; too! Give us a shake of your paw, Slick." "Yes. sah, Mr. Cotterell, I's power ful glaa to see you lookin' so well, Mr. Cotterell," said the Afro-American, grinning hilariously. Somehow, Cotterell felt that he had been rescued by Overton's return. He did not ask himself how, but he felt so secure that he began to be quite him self again irom that hour. hen the visitors had re-entered their carriage, the Doctor smilingly remarked: " 1 our medicine has done more in an hour, Mr. Overton, than mine has been able to do in a month. Cotterell will get well now, no matter what they do." "They shall not deprive him of his home if money can save it"' said Over ton with emphasis. That night, sitting by her husband, who had insisted on getting up and dressing, but had been compelled to lie down again, Mrs. Cotterell said: "Don't you remember what Kate said that night last summer? 'Don't worry, mother,' said she. 'You and father will spend your last days on this farm.' Something tells me you will. We shall find some way to save the old home.' I remember it just as well as if it was yesterday how she looked at me when she was sayin' it. It's been runnin' in my head all week 'You and father will spend your last days on this farm!' And now it's goin' to come true. Why, it's a kind of a miracle, ain't it?" "I tell you, Kate knows a whole lot. Yes, mothei, it's a sure shot. We ain't a goin' to lose the place not yet I reckon. Just you wait and see Sam Cotterell out in the field again. Won't I make things hum? But it's a little late, though to put in much of a crop for this year, I guess," said Cotterell ruefully. "Why, Sam, the farm's been runnm' right along. The Alliance has done the ploughin' and put in wheat, and everything's goin right on like as if you hadn't been laid up at all." "Is that so, mother? 1 won't forget the boys for that." And Cotterell turned his face toward the wall to shade his eyes "a spell." At the hotel that evening were sev eral lawyers from llisington, which was the principal city in the judicial district in which Cobden was situated. Overton's practiced eye picked out the youngest man in the group, and later, the landlord introduced the young man as "Mr. Harbinson the smartest and the slickest-tongued lawyer in the dees trict," warranted to be able to "talk you out of your boots." A conversa tion ensued which ended with a visit to the young lawyer's room. The judge did not arrive till after noon, and Harbinson put in the morn ing critically going through the record in the Cotterell foreclosure case. At dinner he said to Overton: "The sale was absolutely void be cause of a ridiculous blunder in the order and for want of proper notice, and the deed is worthless. We can get the sale set aside without doubt, for the supreme court has decided the precise point. But they can get out another order and sell again." "If the sale should bo set aside, then could the debt be paid and the whole thing stopped?" said Overton eagerly. "Certainly. Mr. Cotterell would have the right to pay the judgment at any time before another sale." "That is all 1 care for. (Jet the sale set aside, and I shall promptly pay the judgment and end it right there." Before night Harbinson had tiled his motion, and had obtained and served an order of the court forbidding the eviction until the motion could be heard and decided. But the motion was never argued. The next day the Trust company's attorneys confessed Uarbinson's points and advised their client to make Cotterell a quit-claim deed upon payment of the debt and costs. This deed was obtained and recorded, and, Saturday, Slick Black burn drove Dr. Carlington and Overton to the country again, "Mr. Cotterell," said Dr. Carlington gayly, "this other doctor has brought you some medicine which I am certain will help you. Administer the drug without delay, Dr. Overton." "Here is a quit-claim deed to your farm, Mr. Cotterell," said Overton. "I will take a new .mortgage for the amount when you get up. Don't trouble about it at present. You are an honest man, and I cannot attend to the busi ness now. No, not a word. I owe Kate my life, you know, and since I found that she bad become indepen dent I was almost glad you were in trouble, so I could have an opportunity to do something to show my gratitude. 1 1 Hr. George TT. Tuley Benjamin, Missouri . Good Advice Quickly Followed Cured of Rhoumatlom by Hood's Carcnparllla. "C.L Hood & Co., Lowell. Mam. t "I was token down with rheumatism over a year ago. X was sick for over six months. Often I would have such pains that I eould hardly endure them. A friend came to me and advised me to try Hood's Sarsapadlla. I took him at his word and got a bottle of It, and since have taken eight botuea of it. It Has Cured Ms When the doctors could done no food what yer. After being benefited so much from this medicine I describe Hood's SarsaparUla as a wonderful medicine. I also advise every one who Is troubled with rheumatism not to be with Hood'sCures ont Hood's Sarsaparllla. I am a farmer, and themedloine has given me muoh energy and strength to perform my work." Gxo&QS W. Tuley, Benjamin, Missouri. Hood's Pills are hand made, and perfeoj In proportion and appearance. 25c a box. Poor Mrs. Cotterell, relieved at last after all the troubles of the past weeks, cried like a child while she almost shouted for joy. Ain't I a dreamin' it all, mother? Pinch me hard and see if I'm awake. It's too blamed good to be real;" said Sam Cotterell. "Why, it's like a great, whoppin' big mountain had been rolled offofnie. I've just got to get up and go out somewheres and yell" ...... J Jut be could not get up and go out and "yell" as yet. lie was obliged to wait a week or two. lie did get out. though, in time. Overton having discovered that Har binson knew Kate, they arranged to go to llisington together. Sunday after noon tney reached that city, and, toward evening, drove to the suburban cottage; but both Kate and Grace were out. Harbinson made inquiry of the nouseiceeper, ana saying, "I know where we shall find them' re-entered the buggy and drove straight to the home of the Rev. Marshall Mason. (To bt continued.) We read with borror about the tramp or vagrant laws of Europe centuries ago, how men wers arrested when found out of their pariah, sold to the highest bidder, imprisoned, mutilated and abused, but wsfail to tee the horrors of oar laws that imprison men, put them st hard labor for weeks for merely being with out money and found away from home. Never were meaner laws or mors brutal officers than those elected under this system, which instances in the daily pa pers record. O, yes! we'rs civilized! We're a Christian nation! In a year or two mors the sons of many thousands who now stick up thtir noses st a need of soy chaogs will be vagabonds, sold to ths pubho for duty on stone piles, re ceiving grub that costs not over 6 cents s day for their labor. Retribution is com- ing. Coming Nstion, April 14. if net am.lt uuuici auiUiJK LaOiS?, moral people for s limited number of boys and girls between ths sgtscftf snd 15 jrars, Occd refers nus meet so com can v snnlicatioza. Andrea Fji.m Reed, Comm ssder Stats fioldleia' horns, r 6. uoags, Kansas. cuts papers plsaw copy.