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'Continued from pago tour).
Mrs. J. S. Downartl and little daugu
tcr who havo been tho Euosts ot Mr.
nml Mrs. G. V. Wllnclm at Walter,
Okla., liavo returned and Mr- Down
ard Is wearing a broad smile again.
Mrs. Adklns and daughter Mattlc
Ward nro tho guests of Mr. nnd Mrs.
Murphy. Mrs. Adklns Is Mr. Murphy's
Col. Husscll camo In Thursday and
pent a whllo with his family.
Miss Kugenla Totter of Dallas Is
tho guest of Mr. nnd Mrs. K. B. (Inn
lot. Miss ol'ttcn has visited heio be
fore nnd has many friends who aro
always delighted with her visits.
Mr. Will Cnssady camu In Saturday
from tho Choctaw nation to spend
Sunday with friends (7).
Miss Nell Gaines of Independence,
Mo., Is In tho city tho guest of Mrs.
oKnnctt Hudson on G street urtli
west. Mrs. W. T. Srnngo and children
who havo been spending tho winter
months In Uvalde, Taxes, for tho ben
efit of her health, returned Monday
nnd will spend tho summer In Ard'
Mr. and Mrs. W. It Dloakmorc
havo returned from an cxtondfd
Eastern trip and report a splendid
visit. Whllo nway they visited Wash
ington, Cincinnati and St.
Mrs. Smith, wlfo of Dr. G. W.
Smith, one of Kurt Smith's noted
physicians nnd two daughters, Misses
Mary nnd Mnrgarct, wero In tho city
Friday on land office' business and
whllo hero vUlted with relttlvcs.
Mrs. Drown of Chlckasha, Btato or
ganizer of tho C. W. H. M"., was In
Ardmoro Thursday lu tho interest 01
John Olive, until recently a mem
bcr of tho Ardmorclto force, but who
Is now holding a lucratlvo position
on tho Oklnhoman, Is shaking hands
with his many Ardmoro friends this
It. Jj. Sanders visited Gainesville
MONDAY. Ilacnelor Girls meet.
Baseball at park, between Green
ville nnd Ardmoro Indians.
TUESDAY Aid Societies meet,
WKDNKDAY Merrlo Wlvos , meet
with Mrs. Kranklln.
Fcrndalo Ilcvlow Club meets with
Whist Club with MIbs Floy Mullens.
THURSDAY Hon Voyage reception
at Elks hall complimentary to Mrs
FlilDAT Orlo Club.
should bo sunshlno In tho home, and
will be If you glvo It Whlto's Cream
Vermifuge, tho greatest worm mcdl
cine ever offered to suffering human
ity. This remedy Is becoming the
permanent fixture of well regulated
households A mother, with children
enn't get along without a bottlo ot
White's Cream Vermlfugo In the
house. It Is tho purest and best mcd
Iclno that money cm buy. Sold bj
F. J. Ramsey.
OPPOSE MILITARY DISPLAY.
Ministers Urge Against Warlike Ideas
Guthrie, Ok.. April 20. Among tho
protests presented to tho United
Stales sennto by Senator Halo of
Malno recently against tho military
features of tho approaching James
town exposition was ono from Illshop
Krnncis cKy. Brooke of Oklalroma and
Indian Territory, ono of (tho most
widely known Episcopal ministers In
the Southwest. Ho was formerly lu
charge of nn Episcopal church In St
Louis, coming from there to Oklahoma
a number of years ago. Ho Is n close
relative of Francis Key, who wrote
tho "Star-Spangled Hanncr."
Joining with Illshop Ilrooko wero tho
IllBhop trf Colorado and those of sev
eral other states, who havo been In
formed that tho exposition "will bo
primarily a military and naval cole
bratlon." I ntholr protests tho opinion
Is expressed that carrying out of
thh program Vcan only work Im
mense mischief to tho world" and that
It Is "calculated to stir up tho fovet
of military excitement and emulation
In our peoplo at a tlmo when It Ib pre
cisely what wo should all most cam
cstly co-operate to discourage."
DON'T PUT OFF
for tomorrow what you can do today,
If you nut off buying a bottla of Dal
lard's Snow Liniment, when that pain
comes you won t havo any, buy a bot
tlo. today. A posltlvo euro for llhou
mallsm, Rums, Cuts Sprains, Con
traded Muscles, otc. T. 8. Graham
l'rarlo Grovo. Ark., writes:
"I wish to thank you for tho good
results I received from Snow lini
ment. It nosltlvclr cured mo of Rheu
matism after othors had failed. Sold
by F. J. Ramsey.
Tho dlffercnco between pleasure
ami duty Is tho dlffercnco between
going fUhlog and to chureB. ,
Ttue Stories of Experiences In the Slate, War, Treaaury
and Postofflco Departments.
By COL. JASPER. EWINC BRADY
(U Ctolf .1 ttltirt.ki til Chid Slfotl Ollicet. U. S. A..Siollili Cull.)
MISS DODGE, U. & SECRET SERVICE )
Cheney returned to tho United
States from his round tho world trip
for tho government In December,
1897. Ho lnnded In San Francisco
and lost no tlmo making his way
across tho continent to Washington,
where ho mado his report to tho gov
ernment. Tho president, secretaries
of Btat, Tfnr and navy were all Inter
ested In this report and a conferenco
was held at tho Whlto House tho eve
ning Cheney arrived. Urlcfly, but con
cisely, Cheney recited tho results of
his year's trip. Just as ho was about
to Ball from Hongkong for homo ho
had received a messago directing him
to mako a trip to Munlla and report
on fleet nnd fortifications there. Ho
know that meant war with Bpaln. In
making his report, ho emphasised
the wcukness of tho Spaniards In tho
far cast. Tho moralo of their army
was low, their navy was little better
than scrap Iron. Cheney was mildly
taken to task by tho secretaries of
war and navy for his conclusions', but
subsequent events proved ho was
right To Cheney destruction of Mon
tojo's fleet by Dowey was not such a
great event, becnuso Cheney had been
aboard every ono of tho Spanish
ships; ho had Been rust nnd decay,
lack of dlsclpllno nnd Inattention. Ono
real good American battleship could
blow tho wholo Spanish fleet out of
tho water. Hut tho torpedoes! Suro,
plonty of them, most of which had
been down for years and wero worth
leas. And tho forts wero In exnetly
tho same condition as tho fleet. As
las been remarked, tho secretaries
were a little Inclined to bo skeptical,
but tho calm, deep-thlnklng. brown-
oyed president know Col. Cheney was
telling tho truth. Tho president did
not say much at tho conference; ho
smoked nnd listened, but tho next
lay. by special nppolntment, col.
Cheney lunched at tho Whlto Houso
and ngaln went over tho most snllant
points of his report. Tho president
know and said there would bo war,
and when It did como Col. Cheney
was to be In chargo of tho army secret
I nm nt your command, Mr. Presi
dent," quietly said Cheney.
I know It, Colonel, nnd I thnnft
you, replied mo prcsiuuni, biiumuk
his hand nt parting.
Cheney returned to his nfllco in tni-
cago and Giithrlo and Loncrgan were
overjoyed to see him. A quiet dinner
was discussed at tho colonel s apart
ments, nftcr which Cheney listened to
their report. Everything was In ship
shape, as he know It would be. Tho
business was being transacted as he
would havo It dono, nnd he said:
"Now that you fellows havo your
hands In so well, you can Just keep
them there. I'm not goln? to resumo
actlvo chnrgo of tho work. I'll havo
my ofT.co here and will bo glad to con
sult with you. Hut my actlvo days In
this concern nro over.
Guthrlo looked Bolemn, but Loncr
gan Just grinned nnd Bnld:
You mako mo smile, Cheney, lou 11
glvo up this work when you're dead,
and not before; It's In your blood."
I.onorgan had a pretty good faculty
of Intuition and knew whereof ho
Bpoko. Guthrlo said nothing, but was
doing a heap of thinking.
All right, boyB, think as you like,
but wait and sec."
Public events moved npaco; Spain
wna getting moro nnd more nrrognnt
In Cuba, peoplo were clamoring for
tho government to act; but tho great
man in tho Whlto Houso was not
ready. Ho was getting ready, how-
over, as rapidly as ho could. Ho know
moro than tho peoplo, and tho peoplo
must wait. Then came that momor-
nblu day In February, when Borne
Spanish dastard sent 200-odd Amcrl
can Bailors to their doom. That was
tho deciding straw; before that there
was a faint hopo that diplomacy
might avert tho crisis; but with tho
blowing up of tho Mnlno all hopo of
penco fled. Tho country was afire
from ono end to tho othor.
Cheney heard of tho blowing np of
tho Mnlno In his apartments. He
know what that meant and packed
his suit case.
"Whar yo' goln' now. kunncl?" said
Jeff, noting tho preparations.
"Washington, Jeff, nnd then aomo
place clso. I'll get n telegram In the
morning." And ho did.
A day later ho ngaln stood In the
presenco of tho president, nnd that
afternoon ho started for Hnvnna. Tho
regular court of Inquiry would meet
and render a decision, but tho presl
dent wanted quicker Information than
would be allowed by red tape.
Cheney reached Havana four days
after tho Malno was blown up and
quietly went to work. Only two men
Gen. Leo, consul general, nnd CapL
Slgsbco, of tho Malno, know his Iden
tity nnd for what purposo ho was
there. Ono fact was firmly fixed In
Cheney's mind after ho had his talk
with Slgsbco, and that was that tho
Mnlno was blown up by an explosion
undor her hull. She hnd been an
chored over a torpedo and Borne Span
lard or Cuban had touched off tho
mlno. nut ho wanted proof.
Theoretically, ho know somothlng
of ship construction ns applied
modern warships. There were two
hulls, nn Inner and nn outer shell, and
tho space between them was filled
with somo substance. In tho Mnlno '
this substancu was cement. If the i
explosion camo from within tho ship '
this cement filling would all bo on tho
bottom of tho bay. If tho explosion ,
camo from without the ship much of
this cement was blown In the air, nnd
as there wero plenty of vessels In tho
harbor, some of It must havo nllghted
on their decks. Sailors of theso
ships had probably swept It over
board, but there was a chanco that
Cheney would find out. Tho Ward
lino steamer City of Washington was
thero tho night of tho explosion, and
was still In tho hnrbor. Cheney
boarded this Bhlp nnd found not one
piece of this cement but a dozen,
somo ot them as largo as a man's
Ono pleco he took with him. In his
own mind ho was satisfied; but he
wanted proof beyond peradventure.
If the Main had been torpedoed
her keel would bo bent up; If, how
ever, tho explosion of ono of Iit own
magazines caused tho harvest of
death and destruction tho keel would
bo bent downwnrds. Cheney secured
a crow nnd, putting on a diving suit,
went down to see. It was a new ex
perience to him, but ho wns equal to
It. Slgsbeo had carefully explained
to him tho location of magazines, etc.,
of tho vessel, and wont with him to
tho ship. Tho waters of Havana har
bor aro black as night nnd tho bottom
Is soft mud. All ono nfternoon Che
ney worked around this sepulchor of
tho American sailors. He came up
only when ho had to, nnd on his Inst
ascent ho brought up a piece of elec
tric cablo. That night ho sat down
nnd drew a dlngrnm of what ho hnd
discovered. The keel was bent up
tho explosion had como from the
ontslde. Spnln wns responsible. The
true story of tho blowing up of the
Mnlno has never hern told, but It If
known, nnd some day In tho future
the country will know how It hap
lencd and who touched off the tor
Cheney returned to Washington
mado his report nnd from then on wat
nctlvely In the government service
n April, when tho volunteer nrm
wns authorized, ho was commissioned
n colonel and given chnrgo of tho so
cret service. Hero his splendid men
tallty and energy came Into play. Hl
sedentnry, abstemious life renderc-'
him physically fit for anything. HI
headquarters were with the army Ir.
the field, but he operated solely under
tho direct onlers of tho president
His command over his department
wns nbsoluto, and he ran thlnss wit!
an iron hand. Among his other dutle?
ho was required to take charge of anc
cntertnin all the foreign military nt
taches who Joined tho army to wit
ncss Its maneuvers. They came froa-
ovcry quarter of tho globe, and wr
given the best of everything. Paljet
of the Royal nrltlsh navy, and Lee
of tho nrltlsh artillery; Von Goctzen
of Germnny; Envcr Pasha, of Tur
key; Shlba, of Japan, all were there
and ono morning Cheney heard a fa
miliar voice say:
"I am looking for Col. Cheney."
Glancing up ho beheld his Russian
friend, Count Yarmolctf.
I am Col. Cheney, Count. How do
'You nro Colonel Cheney?" said
tho count, slowly. "Why tho last
tlmo 1 saw you wns at Yarvahar, Rus
sla and your name was 'Dradley.' "
'Yes, count, that s all truo. Hut 1
was then busily engaged trying to
keep out of tho way of your 'Third
You Buccecded, I sco," replied the
Yes, but It was a closo shnvc.'
Cheney and Yarmoleff thus resumed
their very pleasant friendship.
Information wns wanted by Spnln
as to Just whnt tho Amerlcnn army
was going to do. and numbers of
spies wero turned loose in Tnmpa nnd
other points of concentration. It was
Cheney's duty to prevent this, and
ho and his mcp were kept busy. HI
organization wns perfect, nnd not
man or woman nrrlved In Tampa that
Cheney did not know nbout. Many
nrrcsts wero mado and tho prisoners
Bont to Fort McPhcrBon, Atlanta, for
safo keeping. Tomns Estrada I'alma
afterwards president of (Juba, report
cd to Chcnoy and nsslsted him In his
work. Mnny other Cubans reported,
but thoy wero generally all title and
Ono night Cheney henrd of tho ex
istenco ot a SpanlBh club at Ybon
City nnd, tnklng ono man with him
went over and broko It up. There
wero nbout 40 Spaniards In tho club
when Chenoy nnd his man broku In
tho door. Quick ns n flash Cheney
covcred them with his six-shooter
His roan did llkowlso and thoy drove
tho Spaniards Into a corner and held
thorn there. With ono hand holding
a revolver pointed at tho crowd, Che
ney 'phoned to Gen. Epplngcr for
troops. In IS minutes a company of
regular Infantry arrived nnd marched
tho prlsonors off to Jail. Somo of
Tampa's most prominent citizens
were caught In that raid
Tho war board In Washington was
playing battledore and snuttiecncit
with tho army Ono day it was going
to Havana, the next to l'orto Ulro,
Santiago or Clcnfuegos, or where-not
Cevcra was nt largo on the high ceas,
and until ho was corallt d tho army
couldn't go nny plnco. And this war
l board wanted Information about all
these places, and Cheney wag told to
j get It. With theso multitudinous de
tails piling on his shoutdiTB his time
was occupied fur about 20 hours out
I of each 2t.
In his own mind he was convinced
1 that the nrmy movement would bo
I either against Havana or Santiago.
i Of tho latter placo tho government
I had a good dent of Information, but
ot Hnvnna they wero a bit shy. In a
general way they knew, of course, of
the Morro and Cabanas forts, but ol
tho movement of troops, etc, since
'be war broke out they were Ignorant.
"arana could bo attnescu iy trie navy
Hie "en. nnd an army could come
up In rear of the city from Rntabann.
tO miles nway. Would the Spanish
army be ready for Btich a movement?
This wns the Information Chene)
wanted to get. Ho had numerout
civilian employes and officers of the
nrmy under bis commnnd, but Jus.
tho right person did not appear. He
wns not hampered for funds and
could pay any price for this Informa
tion, Ho offered a thousand dollars
or moro to several men Three ol
them tried It. but tho Spaniards were
ery nlert around Havana and naught
came of the attempts.
Tho first man got to Hatabano all
right, nnd then his feet became cold
and he camo back. The second tried
to get In from tho sea side, but
failed. The third man, n bright Irish
man named Murphy, landed at Mntan
zaa and approached llaiann from the
east. He got In the city, but nothing
more was ever heard of him. Pre
sumably ho was captured, tried as n
spy and Bhot. Spain treated spies
differently than America she shot
them, We kept them prisoners, fed
them on the fat of the land and after
three months let them rn.
One morning, nbout the 10th ol
May, Cheney cat In his orT.re In the
Tampa Hay hotel, when a card was
brourht to him.
"Miss Frances Dodge." ho read
"Wonder what b wor-ian wants with
ne? Ui-'W her In.
"You are Col. Cheney"" The colonel
looked up and found himself gazing
into a pair of very pretty black eyes
Tho face anil figure Hint went with
hem. to), were beautiful The woman
looked llko a Spaniard.
"Yes, 1 am Col. Cheney. What ctn
I do for you. Miss Dodge?"
The young lady (she wasn't over
25) quietly handed hi in a letter.
"Sit down, won't you. please?" hr
said, as ho broko the seal. Mis'5
Dodgo seated herself demurely nnd
waited for the colon-l to finish th
letter Ho read It through once, and
then ssaln. Tho letter was from the
secretnry of war, Introducing Mlsa
Frances Dodge, who wa de.flrous of
entering the secret service, and who
the secretary thought could b of
great use to Col. Cheney. Choney had
used women In his detective service
company many times, and they had
dono good work, but In war he failed
to seo where they could be used. And
this one, this pretty llttln dark h.ilrod
and black-eyed bit of femininity
what could sho do In this conflict ol
"So you wnnt to enter the secret
service, Miss Dodge?" said Chenoy,
with an almost patronizing smile.
Yes, Colonel, I do." The answer
was tenso and earnest and tho voice
soft nnd low.
And what do you want to do,
I want to go to Havana." Her rei
lips parted, showing oven white teeth
and sho leaned forward slightly.
"You want to go whore?" almost
'And what do you want to do
there?" said tho colonel, noting tho
Senor el Colonel," answered Miss
Dodge, rising nnd leaning over hi
desk, "you want Information about
Havana; you havo sent mon nnd thny
have failed; now Bend a woman, Bho
won't fall. Walt, please, colonel,"
seeing Cheney was about to Isterrupt
"My mother was a full-blooded Span
lard, and I speak tho languago llko a
Castlllan. Prom my looks I could bn
taken for n native; that Is In my fa
vor. Now, Col. Cheney, glvo mo th
chanco. I can't do less than fall, and
that costs you nothing. If I sue
cccd, pay mo as ny services deserve
You Bee, colonel, I need tho money.
nut, my uenr miss uodgo, expos
tulated tho colonel, "think of tho dan
ger attendant upon such nn undertak
Ingl Men havo failed as you say
"A woman hasn't," Interrupted the
lady, "And, besides, colonel, I nm
alono in tho worm. I m a newspaper
woman nnd am used to taking enro of
"Huvo you talked this over with
tho secretary of war, Miss Dodge?"
"Yes, I have, nnd that loiter to you
Is tho result. Jlo wouldn t havo writ
ten tho letter If ho hadn't believed In
mo, would ho?
"That's logic. How do you proposa
getting Into Havana In enso you go?
"All I ask Is to bo put ashore ten
miles west of Havana, and I'll do tho
est. Dy May 30 I'll bo back here,
Col. Cheney, with tho information you
"Miss Dodge," ho Bald, after think,
Ing hard over tho proposition, "I
glvo you tho chance. You may leav
to-night for hoy West. A vessel will
bo thero to land you where you d
lro. you Know uio nsK, you aro
willing to tnku It, If you get tho in
formation wo want I'll pay you
"Then you may havo tho warrant
drawn, CoX Cheney, because I H bo
back hero to claim It 20 days from
' ' hope you will " He then gavo
bcr specific Instructions nnd offered
her money for expenses
'Thank sou, Colonel, I don t need
that 1 li.no BUttlclcnt funds
Cheney nrranged for tho vessel by
telegraph, ami that evening Miss
Uodgo was gone. Three days Inter ho
received a telegram from the vessel's
ommnnder s.i)lng Miss Dodgo hnd
been put ashore at night nbout 12
miles west of Havana. Cheney
thought of (he young lady n great
many times during the ensuing days.
Ho hoped all was well with her,
though ho wns dubious. Tho Span-
lards would not kill a woman, even If
ho wns raptured. Miss Dodgo was
oo beautiful for that.
About six o'clock on the nfternoon
f May .10 Miss IVnlgo walked Into
ol. Cheney's ofllco ss blithe and
fresh ns a lark.
Good evening, Col. Cheney.
Whore's my draft for J2.500?"
Well. I am glad to see jou bark.
And the draft Is jour as soun as the
information 1 asked for la In my os
session Hut whether you hare tht
Information or not, I am gUd )ou are
alive, and well."
I told you. Colonel, the woman
w.iuld not fall. Anil say, Colonel, I to
ad tho time of my llfo The Spanish
nf.lcers arc the easiest things I havo
ever seen. Why, loox at this!" Hha
nnded him n picture of a distin
guished looking Spanish officer Turn
ing It over, he read: "To my guerlda
amlgo Senorlts Teresa Ramirez. Ra
mon lllanco, Capital! Generale. '
"Well, by all that's great! How aid
oil do It?"
Then she told the story. She land
ed, as was told by th n.iral officer.
west of llavnnn. Cautiously sho mado
er way to the rlty. Arriving there
about daylight sho had her breakfast
n a r mull rafe and then went boldly
out to n store nnd Ihiiiw sutflcli nt
Kittling to make n good appearance.
hen she went to the litgleterrn hoM,
nd waa peon at home. Her bl.uk
eyes nml r.alve manner did t Ii rr.'t
Iti-foro nlt.ht she had a dozen Spanish
dicers dancing attendance upon her.
A day or so Inter there whs a ball at
he jalnre. Senorlta Ramirez went
and wai introduced to Captain Genr-
:il lllanco, and be was .ib enay as the
est. l'ror.i r.ow on her task wns a
neeurc Klie drove all over tho city,
walked through the forts and with a
amvra neatly concealed In her skltts
he took views of all the new works
The road from Hatabano was not
irlng fortified, because the Ameri
cans were not expected that way.
However, towards Matanrai there
were earthworks being erect d and re
sistance would bo met there. From
tho west and south, however, the
American advance could be made. "It
would be policy," paid Ml Dodge, "to
make a feint from Matanias, to occu
py the Spaniards who expected them
that way, and have good-sized forces
npproach from the west and south."
Checny was astonished at th mil
itary knowledge of this younx lady
She was even planning the cam
paign. "Yes, hut, Miss Dodge, how did you
get away after securing all this lu
"That was where the fun came In,
Colonel. The Jay after I reached Ha-
tana I began to look for Cuban sym
pathizers. There wsro plenty ol
them there, but they wore keeping
mighty dark. Every day or no a num
ber of them wero apprehended and
shot down by Spanish troops. It wna
awful, Colonel." Miss Dodge shud
dcrul and paused for a minute.
"Ono of the waiters In tho hotel
was a sympathizer, I round it out
nnd cautiously let him know who 1
was. He was game to the core, and
was good assistanco to me. After I
had all tho Information I thought nec
essary I began to plan my 'get away,'
as 1 believe It is called. There wan
one young Spanish -officer named Ed-
uardo Dcltran who fairly haunted my
footsteps. He was very Insistent and
mado tho most violent love I uvor
saw. The American fleet wns mitaldc
tho harbor mouth blockading the city,
and I knew I must reach tho ships In
order to get away. One day at lunch
eon I arranged with Jose, my waiter
friend, to be on tho wharf about nine
o'clock that night. Ho wns to have
another man with him. I would walk
down there with Holtran and when
tho time was rlpo thoy were to bind
and gag Ileltran and then row me out
to tho fleet. It worked beautifully.
Dcltran cams, as usual, and was ao
sweet as could bo. I proposed tho
walk and ho accepted. Tho town was
very gay, and, laughing and chatting
wo passed through tho crowds to the
dock. At Just the right moment Jose
nnd his friend appeared. In nn in
stnnt El Tenlente Doltran was bound
and gagged nnd a helpless prisoner,
Tho boat was thero and wo climbed
In. Joso brought Ileltran along, too.
becnuso ho saw If ho didn't, and they
returned to Havana, their lives would
pay tho forfeit. It was a good Idea to
capture n prlsonor of war."
Cheney was absorbed In tho narra
the, and Miss Dodgo s bright eyes
wore dancing with excitement ns sho
resumed her story.
"Tho harbor was pretty well lighted
up by tho constant play of the search
lights on tho Morro and Cabanas.
Several ships In the harbor also
throw their lights around tho shore
lino. About three miles out was the
United States fleet, nnd that was our
objective Carefully wo rowed along
tho shore with muffled oars, and al
most under tho leo of Cabanas wo put
out to sea. All was well bo far. When
wo were out about three-quarters of
a mllo tho light from Cabanas picked
us up. Thoy turned looso two big
guns qn us and for a moment my
iieuri st.hin si i iis n.niiij, cw i . . .... --r ,, .
onel. awfully afraid, lint those two M' "J1''1'1 'jf h?llI,rrf,BC'
nen rowed nil th hard r, and ns ffi help you?
i , , ,, , i inero is no reawin why you shou I
,,n.lh marksmanship is - proverbial BUllCr from I)y!popsn Constipation
ly lia.l we escaped Mr Hdtrati was chills anlFover or nny liver corn
In tho hnttemi of thr In at Imind but 'plaints when Hcrblnx will nro you.
not g.itr e.l, snd how he ill I swear' F. C Wnllo. Westvlll-. Hit writes
Tho l:.igl.- was.m the blockading line
nearest to ih, nnd sue wns working
her senrehllght She had heard the
firing and knew somo one or some
thing was coming out. Finally she j
picked us up. I wns sitting In tho ,
prow of the bont waving n small
Amerlcnn flag, nnd prei-tntly I heard, I
'.Nhoy, there!' Jose iioswercd the
hall and soon we were nlongslde Tho
first thing the ofllcer of the deck said,
when lie saw me, was. 'My (lml. It's a 1
woman!' Strnnge, Colonel, how men j
say that when a woman suddenly ap- '
pears In unexpected places '
"Well," continued Miss Dodge, smll
Ing, "there's not much more to tell j
Tho Eagle signaled the flagship and
she was directed to take us to Key
West. Ileltran wns ns sour n n
leniiin when he wns kept on hoard n
prisoner. Joso nnd his friend n
turned to Havana. The next day we
wero In Key West, Ileltran wns trans
forreil to tho barracks anil, after pur i
chasing theso more beroiiiing elutlii-s. '
I camo here. That's all. Colonel i
have I earned the $2.f.00?"
"You surel) hnve. Mfs Dodge, nnd
to-morrow morning you shall have
our draft. You are wonderful won
"No. Colonel, I'm not wonderful
I'm Just n woman."
That nlrht Col. Cheney reported all
these facta to the president over the
telegraph wire which ran from his of
llco direct in the While House. The
preslil.-nt was delighted and directed
Miss IVhIkc's rewnnl to bo doubled
At nine o'clock tho next morning
Col. Cheney gavo Miss Dodgo n sub
treasury warrant for $5,000.
Her eyes sparkled as she took the
warrunt and sho snltl: "Col Cheney,
before I left for Havana I told )ou
tho truth in every particular hut one
I said my mother and father were
dead. My father Is, hut mother Is
nllvo and lives with me In n little
place up on tho Hudson. I bought
tho place myself nnd still owe JI.'JOO
on It. It was such slow work on the
newspaper that I determined to try
for something big. My managing mil
tor wrote mo a letter to the secretary
of war and then I dime here. Now,
Just see what this f S.OO0 means to
"Ilut If you had failed, Miss
"Tho great Richelieu Bald. 'In the
bright lexicon of youth, thero Is no
such word as full," and I'm still n
youth. Col. Cheney."
Tho long, dark lashes wore wet
with tesrs of Joy; tho woman was
"I'm glad you did not fall, Miss
Dodro, more than glad."
(Cull rlt lil. by V. (I. Chapman)
POKES FUN AT CEREMONY.
Ludwlg Fuldo Sees Humor In Amerl
canlsms of Lecture Room.
In his "Impressions jf America.'
I.iulwii; Kulila says this nbout the
Vmericanlstas of tho lecture room:
Tho speaker never ascends tho ros
rum alone. Ho Is always arcom
.mfed by a guard of honor. Ho Is not
illowed to mount tho tribune nt once.
nit Is compelled to sit In n big rlintr.
i salt of coronation throne. Whllo he
ll there, llko n silent Imperator,
oiuo well known person, n membci
'f tho committee, president of tho so
icty or head of a university, steps
irward and tills all ho knows ibout
ho guest of tho evening by way of In
reduction. Ho tells thu llfo s'ory
nil enumerates tho books which may
invo been written by tho poor cn
'irrned man, who tries in vain to as
umo n learned expression. The
pealtcr ends by pronouncing the
nmo of tho guest In a loud yolce
rimt Is tho cuo for the guest to rise
mil ascend to tho reading dvsk. In
bo meantime the man who mado the
nt roil net ton ntn down In tho vacant
-hair and remains there until tho lec
ture Is over, I must confess that It Is
not a comfortable feeling to know that
whllo one Is speaking tho man In the
hair, desplto all tho words of praise
which he may have uttered, may bo
yawning or sleeping."
Qulncy Tufts, an old-t!mo dealer In
men's furnishings, whoso placo ot bus-
'nt-ss wns In thu old Herald building,
on Washington street, Hoston, was
rolebrated for his extreme courtesy In
dealing with trying custonws. On
mo occnslon a man whom wo will call
Mr. A. remarked on this trait to nn
ether man whom wo will call Mr. II.
Whereupon the latter laid a wager
hat he could rufllo tho temper of Mr
Tufts. The wager was accepted, nnd
tho two repaired to Mr. Tufts' place of
Mr. H. asked to seo samples of .
men's suitings, Mr. Tufts produced
pleco after pleco ot cloth, until tho
tupply was exhausted, and Mr. II., se
lecting one, said, "I will tnko Just I
cent's worth of this."
Mr, Tufts took a penny from his
pockot. and, placing It upon tho cloth,
with n pleco ot chalk drew nn outline
upon tho cloth nnd cut out a pleco of
It, and with tho utmost politeness
handed It to Mr. II.
The wager was paid.
"Bile or No Bile."
Tho following plalntlvo noto was
picked up on the bridge In tho cast
end of town: "Dear U Tho reason
I didn't laft when you lnft at mo yeB
tcrday In thu postofllco was bocauso
I havo a bllo on my faco and kan't
laft, If I laft It will bust, but I love
you old sweet thing bllo or no bllo,
laft or no luff, you know that. p. m.
flurn this up." Country Nowspaper,
j'i wns sick for n month with chills
lanu rover nnd nrter tnklng two bot
Ilea of Herblno nm wen and nealthy. '
"Big Four Route"
Grand Central Station
In (he Heart ol New York City
"Knickerbocker Special "
llcst Service ever Ollcrcd to
When you travel, you might
ns well have tho best.
All railroad agents aro delighted
to ticket their patrons via the
New York Central Lines
vahki:n j. lynch
PnMtnlcr Tratllc Manager, Chicago
is always well to hecd.
Profit by the example
of others. Buy
and you need not feel
apprehensive about fu
Big Hand Flour can
always be relied upon
to prove satisfactory.
Handled and for sale
by a grocers and deal
ers in the city.
TYLER a SIMPSON
I Wholesale Distributers
Borne rolnu Sllutitlj Wither
t Callfornlo at above rata will
be en pale dally March l.t to
April 3tri,lii07, via
vey.ervea ine mean.
bo operated through without
chaiiirn. leovln (lalTeiton ev
ery Tueiday morning- at 7:30.
W. S. KEENAN, G. P. A.