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Stones <£QZ^ Approaching the gateway of Ktnerald City the travelers found it guarded by two girls of the Army of Revolt, who opposed their entrance by drawing the knitting-needles from their hair and theatening to prod the first that came near. Rut the Tin Woodman was not afraid. "At the worst they can but. scratch j my beautiful niekelplate," ho said. | "But there will be no •worst,' for 1 j think I can manage to frighten these i absurd soldiers very easily. Follow me I closely, all of you !" Then, swinging his ax in a great I circle to right and left before him, he | advanced upon the gate, and the others i followed him without hesitation. 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"Nothing can resist your kind heart and your | sharp ax." ! As they passed the rows of houses they saw through the open doors that [ men were sweeping and dusting and washing dishes, while the women sat [around in groups, gossiping and laugh | ing. | "What has happened?" the Seare | crow asked a sad-looking man with a ] bushy heard, who wore an apron and j was wheeling a baby-carriage along the sidewalk. "Why, we've had a revolution, your Majesty—as you ought to know very well," replied the man ; "and since you went away the women have been run ning tilings to suit themselves. I'm glad you have decided to come back and restore order, for doing housework and minding the children is wearing out the strength of every man in the Em j era Id City. "Hm!" said the Scarecrow, thought fully. "If it is such hard work as you say, how did the women manage it so easily?" "1 really do not know," replied the man, with a deep sigh. "Perhaps the women are made of cast-iron." i Xo movement was made, as they "It's too easy, altogether." 1 passed along (he street, to oppose their | which had once been thickly encrusted l progress. Several of the women stopped | I heir gossip long enough to cast curious j looks upon our friends, hut immediately [ they would turn away with a laugh or | a sneer and resume their chatter. And i when they met with several girls be longing to the Army of Revolt, those soldiers, Instead of being alarmed or tppearing surprised, merely stepped out AARRISBITRG a§SiB*l TELEGRAPH of the way and allowed them to advance without protest. This action rendered the Scarecrow uneasy. "I'm afraid we are walking into a trap." said lie. "Nonsense!" returned N'tek Chopper, confidently; "the silly creatures are conquered already!" But the Scarecrow shook his head in a way that expressed doubt, and Tip said: "It's too easy, altogether. Book out for trouble ahead." "I will," returned his Majesty. N'nopposed they reached the royal palace and marched up the marble steps, | with emeralds but were now tilled with i i tiny holes where the jewels had been ! , ruthlessly torn from their settings by' | the Army of Revolt. And so far not a rebel barred their way. Through the arched hallways and Into the magnificent throne room march ed the Tin Woodman and his followers, and here, when the green silken cur tains fell behind them, they saw a cur ious sight . Seated within the glittering throne was General Jinjur, with the Scare crow's second-best crown upon her head, and the royal sceptre in her right hand. A box of caramels, from which she was eating, rested in her lap, and the girl seemed entirely at ease in her royal surroundings. The Scarecrow stepped forward and confronted her. while the Tin Woodman leaned upon his ax and the others form ed a half-circle back of his Majesty's person. "How dare you sit in my throne?" demanded the Scarecrow, sternly eye ing the intruder. "Don't you know you are guilty of treason, and that there is a law against treason?" "The throne belongs to whoever is able to take it," answered Jinjur, as she slowly ate another ca'ramel. "I have taken it, as you see ; so just now I am the Queen, and all who oppose me are guilty of treason, and must be pun ished by the law you have just men tioned." This view of the case puzzled the Scarecrow. "How is it friend Nick?" he asked, turning to the Tin Woodman. "Why, when it comes to Daw, X have nothing to say," answered that per sonage ; "for laws were never meant to be understood, and it is foolish to make the attempt." "Then what jdui.ll we do?" asked the Scarecrow, in dismay. "Why don't you marry the Queen? And then you can both rule," suggested the Woggle-Bug. Jinjur glared at the insect fiercely. "Why don't you send her hack to her mother, where she belongs?" asked Jack Pumpkinhead. Jinjur frowned. "Why don't you shut her up In a closet until she behaves herself, and promises to be good?" enquired Tip. Jinjur's lip curled scornfully. "Or give her a good licking!" added the Saw-Horse. "No," said the Tin Woodman, "we must treat the poor girl with gentle ness. Let us give her all the jewels she can carry, and send her away happy and contented." At this Queen Jinjur laughed aloud, and the next minute clapped her pretty hands together thrice, as if for a signal. "You are very absurd creatures," said she; "but I am tired of your non sense and have no time to bother with you longer." | While the monarch and his friends listened In amazement t6 this impudent speech, a startling thing happened. The Tin Woodman's ax was snatched from his grasp by some person behind him, and he found himself disarmed and help less. At the same instant a shout of laughter rang in the ears of the de voted band, and turning to see whence this came they found themselves sur rounded by the Army of Revolt, the girls bearing in either hand their glistening knitting-needles. The entire throne room seemed to be filled with the rebels, and the Scarecrow and his comrades realized that they were prisoners. "You see how foolish it is to oppose a woman's wit," said Jinjur, gaily; "and this event only proves that I am more fit to rule the Emerald City than a Scarecrow. I hear you no ill will. I assure you ; but lest you should prove troublesome to me in the future I shall order you all to be destroyed. That is, all except the boy. who belongs to old Mombl and must be restored to her keeping. The rest of you are not hu man, and therefore it will not be wicked to demolish you. The Saw-Horse and the Pumpklnhead's body I will have chopped up for kindling-wood ; and the pumpkin shall be made into tarts. The Scarecrow will do nicely to start a bone fire. and the tin man can be cut Into small pieces and fed to the goats. As for this immense Woggle-Bug—" "Highly Magnified, if you please!" interrupted the insect. "I think I will ask the cook to make green-turtle soup of you," continued the J Queen, reflectively. The Woggle-Bug shuddered. "Or, if that won't do, we might use I you for a Hungarian goulash, stewed ! and highly spiced," she added, cruelly. This program of extermination was, so terrible that the prisoners looked , upon one another in a panic.of fear, j The Scarecrow alone did not give way to despair. He stood quietly before the | Queen and his brow was wrinkled in | deep thought as he strove to find some | j means to escape. | While thus engaged he felt the straw | within his breast move gently. At once j i his expression changed front sadness to j j joy, and raising his hand he quickly] iunbottoned the front of his jacket. ! This action did not pass unnoticed by i the crowd of girls clustering about him, ] (but none of them suspected what he was i [doing until a tiny grey mouse leaped | ! from his bosom to the floor and scamp- ] 'ered away between the feet of the Army j lof Revolt. Another mouse quickly fol- j Mowed; then another and another, in I [rapid succession. And suddenly such a| [scream of terror went up from the Army ! ! that it might easily have filled the stout | est heart with consternation. The flight I ! that ensued turned to a stampede, and I I the stampede to a panic." I For while the startled mice rushed j wildly about the room the Scarecrow had only time to note a whirl of skirts! I and a twinkling of feet as the girls dis- MOBIL and WHITE SEAL OIL FOR SALE We have both these famous brands of Mobuoiis A frwde for ttck type ef meter Fenders For Ford Cars CA J? A ¥l£ Carriage and • JF ZAIIA Auto Works East End Mulberry Street Bridge. 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Then a mouse ran up the .cush ions, a,nd with a terrified leap poor Jin j jur shot clear over the head of the I Scarecrow and escaped through an arch | way—never pausing in her wild career I until she had reached the city gates. | So, in less time than I can explain, ] the throne room was deserted by all j I save the Scarecrow and his friends, and ; the Woggle-Bug heaved a deep sigh I | of relief as he exclaimed: | "Thank goodness, we are saved!" j 1 "For a time, yesanswered the Tin . J Woodman. "But the enemy will soon j ! return. I fear." I "Let us bar all the entrances to the j I palace!" said the Scarecrow. "Then !we shall have time to. think what is i best to be done." I So all except Jack Pumpkinhead. who , I was still tied fast to the Saw-Horse. , ! ran to the various entrances of the royal ! palace and closed the heavy doors, bolt- I ing and locking them securely. Then. ! knowing that the Army of Revolt could I not batter down the barriers in several l days, the adventurers gathered once | j more in the throne room for a council j of war. Next story : "The Scarecrow Takes i Time to Think," in which the adven- I APRIL 12, 1919. turera realize that they must escape from their palace-fortress to save Tij and the Woggle-Biig from starvation. Such nn escape seems almost impossible however, for Jinjur's army surrounds the palace. Then the Scarecrow de termines to think out a way. Does he succeed? Read and find out. Next week's installment tells. SIGNS TUNNKIi MIX Albany, N. 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