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Jiw •«t p. r». x: 'nt" if ife $$**- fW" & i' f-t, f--. •i&A frf fv^ i.t ——V IV rf 8ATURDAY, July 18, 19CA CHAPTER II. (continued). "Look here," he said. "You don't understand. I'm not joking. If my mother is here, she knows all you don't." "As head of the family, I claim a right to be told anything I ought to know which I don't know." Guy exhibited the first signs of im patience. "There are certain things which can't be told. You're right. I'm a fool, more fool than knave, perhaps, although that.is not quite clear to mo. I've made a mess of my life—and I know it I mean I'm beginning to khow it. When I left the court room this afternoon I thought the worst was over. It isn't. And I've dono you an injury disgraced the name which is yours and," he looked at Cynthia, "hers. No man had ever better chances. -Well, I'm sorry you must always believe that." "Always," said Cynthia the tears were in her eyes. "If you're really sorry," said Ed ward, "come home with us, and begin again." Guy glanced from husband to wife. The only home he had ever Known belonged to them. The very word caught at his heartstrings. Then he skid heavily: "I am to choose between her," he glanced at the photograph, "and you." "Yes," said Edward. "Between her and—us." "She is waiting for me now." ."You choose her'" "Yes." Cynthia rose quickly and glided be tween the brothers. Edward was tobout to explode fulminating inter jections crackled on his lips. Cynthia held up her finger, imposing silence then she turned to Guy, holding out both her hands. "Guy, dear Guy, if you loved her, if she loved you, I would say nothing, not one word. But you don't love her, do you?" He was silent. "And from a mistaken idea of honor you are go ing to commit suicide. Oh, it amounts to that." "She needs me,' muttered Guy. Ho was very pale. "Pooh!" said Edward. "She needs your money, not you. That's the bru tal truth." "If phe needs my money it is hers." Edward's face was purple. He had fired his last shot. 1 "Come," he said sharply to his tfife.- "Let's get out of this it makes rile sick no more wild goose chases for me." He hurried out of the room, mut tering and stuttering with futile ex auperation. Cynthia still looked eti treatingly at Guy. "That this should be the end!" she sighed. "You had better go," said Guy hoarsely. He held out his hand, look ing down, unable to meet the' distress and sympathy in her kind eyes. Now, when it seemed possiole that they might never meet again, a thousand memories of her rushed into hi8 mind. He could see her plainly, vividly, as she appeared when she catae home to Saffron Charteris as a bride. Guy was then a boy of seven, and a child of imagination and sensibility. Prom some foolish nursegirl he had absorb ed a nightmare dread of this new sis ter-in-law into whose hands, for good or ill, he was about to be delivered. He conceived her—let Heaven ex plain why!—to be old, ugly, cruel something just short of a witch. At the psychological moment, prinked out in black velvet, with red silk stockings and a point-lace collar, .placed by the butler In the center of the great hall, his courage failed him. He fled to his room, crawled under the bed, and sobbed his heart out. And Cynthia, a girl of eighteen, haled him from his hiding place, and kissed away his tears. And there and then they nad sworn friendship. After that, for years, Cynthia had been the one bright particular star in his heaven One may hazard a shrewd guess that Cynthia herself was something of a child, and only too willing to become the sister and companion of an ex ceptionally fascinating boy. Edward from the first assumed the role of the heavy father. On Sunday mornings he would summon tnem peremptorily: "Come, children, we shall be late!" Later, when her own sons were born, the maternal instinct asserted itself. Guy as Etonian asked for advice as Oxonian he sometimes deigned to take it. 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After that she had salved Iwr con science with the reflection that Ed ward, and the vicar, and tfje vloar's wife, not to mention the late Squire's sisters .who lived in the Dower house, would teach Guy his lessons. You may be sure these worthy folk did not shirk their duty Guy learnt many lessons—too many. Now, with the higher wisdom which seems to flood the mind at certain crises in our lives, Cynthia Charteris realised that love, not respect, Is the teacher, the Heav en-appointed teacher, of the lessons that profit .us. She put her hands upon his shoul ders and kissed him. "I have not lost faith in you," she whispered. "That Is not the end." With that, not waiting for an an swer, she hurried from the room. CHAPTER III. Guy lit a cigarette as soon as he was alone. A few hundred yards away the woman was awaiting for him with whom he expected to pass the rest of his life. Nor was she one who waited patiently for anything or any body. The thought came to him sud denly that if he waited a little longer —an hour or two—the consummation so devoutly desired by his brother Ed ward might be accomplished. He pick ed up the large framed photograph and explained it quietly. Doing so, his face hardened into the mask fa miliar to the spectators in the galler ies of the court room. Once he had loved this woman. Why? Was the attraction purely physical? Angela Tempest had great beauty, of the most alluring kind but beauty alone, he told himself, would not have fired the spark in him. Aleo, slv.» was clever, with that amazing mod ern cleverness whose salient charac teristic—selfishness—is obscured by a pretty helplessness peculiarly femin ine and exacting. She fascinated wom en as much almost as men, just so long as they believed in this kitten-like claim upon their affection and pro tection. There was the irresistible "Come hither!" in the eye a melting orb. Children adored her, and ani mals. Mrs. Grundy, however, had grown rather tired cf mentioning this in palliation of conduct euphemistical ly termed unconventional., Neverthe less, up to the last—shall we say twen ty-four hours before the terrible de cree?—the sight of Mrs. Tempest, with a lovely child on her lap and an Intelligent terror gazing at her with adoring eyes, was sufficient to turn the head and heart of the unsophisti cated to higher things. For some years the clergy, to a curate, stood his friend. Even Noncomformists re fused to believe 111 of the wife of a rich man who had given so much of her husband's money to the poor. "Th.? money comes from them"—she was alluding airily to John Tempest's own ership of slum property—"and it ought to go back to them." Guy recalled her p~rlor tricks. There was that distracting little song of Anna Held's, which Angela sang even better, with more syren-like enchant ment, than the French woman: "Oh, won't you come and play wiz me? I have such a nice lettle way wiz me!" Guy put down the photograph with an exclamation. A few minutes later he was alone with hep In the drawing room of th3 furnished flat which she had taken after leaving her husband's house in Grosvenor Square. The room as she found it was quite Impossible. Her hands had transformed it. This, in deed, was her great, her incompar able gift daily exercised, the ever recurrent miracle, a delight alike to friends and foes. Inanimate things she could not teuch without adorning them. Of her effects upon human be ings, it is worth recording that those who had suffered most at her hands came back to kiss them. Poor young TresBilian, for instance, in whom she had fanned a flame which sent him ablaze to South Airlca, left her all his money. Unfortunately, it was nat much. Had there been more loot—so said the cynics—Tresslllan might have been enoouraged to stay in England. Guy thought of young Tresslllan whenever Mrs. Tempest wore a cer tain necklace of diamonds and opals. It had been bought with the "loot." She was lying back in a soft, look ing like a picture by Romney or Gains borough, when Guy was announced. Those who did not know her might have Buspected a pose. As a matter of fact, she never posed. It was natural to her to look her best, to assume the most fitting, and therefore the most becoming, attitude (and frock) at mo ments when other women, less artis tically endowed, are likely to disregard appearances. "You're rather late," she said, hold ing out her hand. Guy sat down near the sofa, but not on it, for the lady occupied the exact middle of It, and on each side there was not quite room for another. "I saw Edward first." She laughed, not unkindly, with re freshing appreciation of the nature of Edward's errand. Then she added 'n her sympathetic voice: "I am really sorry for poor Edward: that he should suffer for our Infirmities is such hard luck. I hope you were nice to him. Of course he was horrid to you. 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If ever we meet I shall tell him how he could have done it. Had he asked me to spend a quiet month at Saffron Charteris, I should have gone there to be white washed, and infallibly I should have died before the month was up." Her taking for granted the marriage did not surprise Guy, although she had never mentioned the word till to day. "John has been here," she added softly, with a sidelong glance at Guy. "Jack?" She nodded. That John Tempest should have vis ited his wife was so amazing that Guy betrayed his astonishment with a gasp of Incredulity. "He was very nice," she murmured. "Nice?" "Why do you look like an owl? John owes me something for releas ing him, and he owes me a lot for keeping my mouth shut. If I had made counter charges, eh?" "But what brought him here?" "His new motor. It's a dream. Ha sat in the very chair you're In, and offered to write a big check. It was really nice of him." "You accepted money from him?" "No! knew you, and your pre judices. Personally, I see no reason whatever why I shouldn't take with a humble and grateful heart as much as John cares to give me." "That he should have come here Is the most astounding thing!" "If you must know, I sent for him." "You sent for him?" "Why not? Let us discuss this rea sonably. You have that ugly frown on your face which you wore when that horrid McAllister was asking you questions. I wanted to ask John about Poppet." Poppet was the only child given by the court into John Tempest's keep ing. Guy shrugged his shoulders. "Surely that sort of things ought to be done through the lawyer!" "How cold-blooded you are! Fancy asking for permission to see one's own darling child through a lawyer!" "When does Poppet go to him?" "In a day or two. Don't let's talk about it! I cried my eyes out before John." There were indications of tears. n6t unsightly red lids, but violet circles under the eyes, and a drawn look about the mouth. Good, easy John, a sinner himself, had been sorry for her. In his blundering, brutal way, he had tried to dry those tears with a check, knowing by long experience what a tear-stvptic a check is to some wom en. Even John, who knew, was sorry for her. And such is the power of beauty in distress that Guy, too, felt a poignant regret that things had not been order ed otherwise so far rl he was con cerned. Her irresponsibility quicken ed the sense of responsibility dormant in him. She must have guessed what was passing in his mind. for. with a sigh and a quiver of the lip. she aban doned the central position on the sofa, and, turning aside, hid her face in a big silk cushion. Guy whispered a few words of comfort. Presently she spoke of her plans with increasing satisfaction and assur anco. "You must nip off to Newfoundland and shoot caribou. It's a comfort to think we've the right sort of pals isn't it?" "Ye-es." "In six months people will have for gotten the trial. We must go very canny at first but with the best cook in London and the best shooting In the country, all will yet be well. You were so clever, Guy, as the devil's dis ciple and it was dear of you to let me appear as more sinned against than sinning. You know, I'm thinking of wearing half-mourning black and white is becoming to fair women." "Will you dine with me tonight?" She laughed. "Most certainly not! that would be brasen. After this afternoon we don't meet for six months. That Is in the bond. Now, I'm going to ring for Poppet. No don't run away. She will be so disappointed if she misses you. She simply adores you." Poppet appeared within a minute. The child, like her mother, was Ir resistible but, unlike her mother, hap pily unconscious of the fact. She hail ed Guy with a soft little purr of satis- TRY THIS FOR DESSERT. Dissolve on© paebnge of any flavored JELL-0 in one pint of boiling vrater. 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Sooner or later—and modern children learn these things sooner than later—Poppet would know everything and think—with hor ror, perhaps—of the innocent kisses she had lavished upon him. Suddenly ne unclasped her clinging arms, put h/ from him, and stood up. Angela divined easily enough what was in his mind. Where Edward had failed, a child might succeed. Innocence stood between her and twenty thou sand a year. Why had she not fore seen this situation? "Uncle Guy is going abroad, Pop pet. Kiss him good-bye, and run off." "'Daddy said he was going abroad, too." She spoke very disconsolately, turn ing large, troubled blue eyes from her mother to Guy, who stood looking down at her, tugging at his mustache. "Yes we are all going abroad but Uncle Guy is coming back, aren't you?" "Perhaps," said Guy gravely. Mrs. Tempest gave vent to a tiny cry of protest. "How dare you tease the darling!" She caught the child to her bosom. Hashing an indignant and piteo«3 glance at Guy. Then holding her up to kiss him, she said, cooing: "Make him promise to come back as soon as he can, Poppet. Make him swear— do you hear?" "You'll come back," said the child earnestly. "Yes." "On your Sam?" "On my Sam." She kiBsed him and ran out of the room. Guy waited a moment, and then exploded. There was a leaven in him of the old Squire. "And one day—" "ShuBh-h-h!" She placed her finger npon his lips, her head unon his shoul der and dissolved deplorably. He heard her broken, almost inarticulate phrases: "If you should not come back—It would be too cruel—I have no one left but you and Poppet, and she is to be taken away!" "I swore to Poppet "that I would come back." "And •we'll begin life again, dear: we'll be awfully good, but we won't be lonesome—model members of so ciety, eh?" "Yes, yes," Guy muttered nervous ly. "Of course—certainly." "It will be such fun drawing the claws of the tabbies." Having accomplished her purpose, she slipped back upon the sofa, curl ing herself up among the big cushions with a sigh of relief but Guy saw tears sparkling upon her long lashes. Just then the door opened and the child ran in. "I quite forgot!" she exclaimed. "Oh, mummie, I've a present for you. I was to give it to you when we was quite alone but Uncle Guy doesn't count, does he?" "Never did," said Guy. The child held out a crumpled en velope. "Daddy gave It me this afternoon, when he came up to the nursery to say good-bye. He said you would know what it was." Mrs. Tempest took the envelope. A faint blush—very faint—came and went upon her cheeks. "Why don't you oror it. mummie?" "Yes," said Guy quietly. "Why don't you open It?" "It's so excitin,' Uncle Guy, isn't it?" "Very." said Guy, with his eyes on the vanishing blush. "O' course I know what's in the en velope—a postal order, perhaps for ten shillings. Do open it, mummie!" She was at bay, but she did not lose either her head or her charming manners. With a gesture to the man, she led the child towards the door, opened the envelope, showed her what was In it, laughed, kissed the expect ant lips, and gently pushed Poppet from the room. Then, closing the door, she turned to face Guy. "A check," said Guy grimly. There was no Interrogation in his tone. "Yes, a check." "You—you fibbed just now." "Yes. I fibbed. I couldn't tell you the truth. I'm in debt. I've nothing of my own: I was too proud to ask you, so I sent for John." "So you sent for John?" "He's Poppet's father." "I see." "Not as clearly as I do." "Quite clearly enough." He walked to the window and look ed out. Angela shrugged her should ers, raised her delicate brows, and held out her hands palm upwards—a pretty gesture she had acquired in a French finishing school, kept by a marquise of the vieille souche. A stranger might have inferred that she was empty-handed, with a heart too full for speech. When Guy reached the window, she sank upon her knees beside a stool between the sofa and the door. The stool—a French tabour et—was covered with a brocade of a delicate pure color with weird splatches of purple upon it. Upon this was bowed the fair head, so that the nape of the neck shone white against the purple staining of the bro cade. The kneeling figure suggested a dethroned queen at the block, await ing the stroke of the executioner. In another woman such a pose might have appeared stagey in her it was natural. Guy felt this instinctively. And he knew that John Tempest— and how many others?—had strug gled in vain against this supreme manifestation of an unconscious' (or sub-conscious?) art. Always she aroused pity when another woman would have excited indignation, or even disgust, As Guy saw her now, the unprotesting victim, mee'.ily kneel ing upon the scaffold, so she appeared to the judge, to the special jury, to the whole of England. For a moment he watchod her in silence. Then he raised her gently. In her abandonment her fingers had remained tightly closed. Guy loosen- V( fc The headaches and dizzy tBrittnga, that trouble so meaty persons, are often but symptoms at oam iPlaini. Kidney dteesms are very treacher ous. They came on sflentjy, gatn [ground raipMly, and *hnwoni^^ «xf deaths that could have bean prt kented by treatment In the beginning. Nature gives eafrty -warnings of ev dlsease, if yon would hot note heed them. Backache, twinges of ipaln When stooping or lifting, head 's ah-ets, faint spells and urinary die orders are among the first warnings Of kidney trouole. If these slgnnQs «pe unheeded, there comes a steady, chffi, heavy aching tn the batik and loins, and notkjeabie weakness and loss of Qesh, rheumatic attacks, weakening of the sight, Ir regular heart action, languor, attacks of gravel, irregular passages of the Kidney secretions, sediment, palatal, Bcai&tag sensation, arapsical bloating, ate. Bat there Is no need to-suffer long. Doom's KMney pills cure all kidney troubles. This remedy has made a reputation tor quick relief ami lasting cures. It is a simple compound of ed the fingers, and got possession of the check. He glanced at it, tore it up, and dropped the bits into the flro. "I'll Bend you another tonight," he said. With that he moved towards the door. Her voice arrested him as he laid his fingers upon the handle. "You will come back, Guy. This has made no difference." "In six months I shall come back." She fluttered towards him. "Are you furious, disgusted? Would you like to wring my neck? In your place, I'm sure I should not come back." "I shall come back," he said stead ily. CHAPTER IV. Outside, he looked at his watch. It was past seven. Suddenly he made the discovery that he was hungry he remembered that he had eaten no lunch, no tea, and practically no break fast. The mere physical craving for food cleared his mind. To eat would be something definite to do. The diffi culty presented itself of selecting a restaurant. He never dined at home the clubs were out of the question the well known restaurants equally so. Then he recalled the name of a popular place of entertainment in Pic cadilly, where he would be as safe and as much alone as in an oasis of the Great Sahara. A hansom took him there in five minutes. Ushered into a finely proportioned marble hall filled with happy diners, not a vacant table could he see, and but few empty chairs. A steward ex plained that one chair was all that could be expected no patron monop olised a whole table. Guy, acquies cing, found himself opposite a pleas ant faced fellow of about his own age, who nodded and pushed across a huge bill of fare. Guy ordered his dinner, and looked up, to find a pair of clear, brown eyes regarding him curiously. "Stranger here?" "Yes," said Guy, not quite easv, wondering whether he had been recog nized: "We don't often see your sort, sir, but now and again and I always won der how it strikes 'em. The food's all right, and the attendance, and the room, and the music but there's a dif ference next door, eh?" "In the bill," said Guy, smiling. "In the crowd." Guy looked at the crowd workers to a man. Nobody was in evening dress, except the waiters, who wore mustaches, and spoke in guttural ac cents. A napkin was alluded to as a "serviette." An air of extreme re spectability pervaded the air. Guy noted these trifles almost mechanical ly, but the faces of the men and wom en challenged a sentiment deeper than mere curiosity. They were coarse featured noses, chins (especially chins), ears, and eyebrows stuck out aggressively. The hands busy con veying food with extraordinary swift ness to the mouths were badly model led, but capable, as if they belonged, as indeed they did, to persons of trained executive ability. Snatches of talk fell upon Guy's ears, business talk, an unknown tongue to him—the idler and wastrel. The women, par ticularly the girls, affected certain harmless airs and graces, culled pos sibly from some manual of table etl quiette. Tliey called each other "dear," said "please" very frequently, and paid particular attention to the letter "h," obviously terrified lest It should drop on to the floor and be never recovered. Watching the crowd, Guy was sens ible that he in turn was being watch ed. "Hungry lot, ain't they?" remarked the young man, as the waiti^r brought soup. "Well, they come here because they're hungry." "Not because they're greedy." "We eat to live. But the food is good the best in London at the price. That's why the place is full. And if you come once you come again." Yfwqkulis-xliflaLeldB. cm bmm mb (To be Continued.) OAK RIDGE. Oak Ridge.—A pleasant Fourth was spent at the home of Charles Bliz. Those present were Mr. and Mrs. Bobimeyer and son Roily, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Farrell and son Sam and Mrs. Yager. Mr. and Mrs. Mat Farrell and daughter Elizabeth were callers at Thomas Farrell's home Sunday. Mrs. Shevlin and Mrs. Quinn wero callers at, the home of Clias. Blitz Sun« day. Samuel Farrell. who has been vis iting his parents for the past week returned to his home Sunday in Gary Ind. Mr. and Mrs. W. M. Pomal and family spent Sunday at the home Mr. and Mrs. Bobimeyer. A TREACHEROUS TROUBLE DOAN'S-KIDNEY PILLS Sold by &Q deoteas. Price lo cants. Co. BwCMb, H-Y„ Vngaten. BONAPARTE. Bonaparte.—Ed A. Egan of Burling ton was a recent guest at the J. A. Johnson home. Robert Wilson has returned from a two weeks' visit in Peoria, 111. Mrs. 3. K. Wilson of Dee Moines W visiting her sister, Mrs. KU H. Meek. Dr. Enlow returned to Chicago yes terday after a week's visit with Mrs. Anna Sherman and family. Mr. and Mrs. Hferry Jones of Hills boro visited over Sunday with the lat ter's father Dr. E. P. Blackmer. A. W. Carpenter of Memphis, Mo., was a business caller here Saturday. Ed Peacock of Keosauqua has been making a short visit with Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Beard. S. V. Sherman was in Douds yester day. Mrs. Shelton of Bloomfleld is visiting her sister Mrs. E. W. Chapman. Mrs. Pearl Trude and son Alfred of Chicago and Mrs. Claude Eastman and baby of Keosauqua are the guests of relatives here. Mrs. William Seeley of Mt. Pleasant is visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin Ketchum. Mr. and Mrs. Carl Watts of Hillfl boro spent Sunday here with relatives Mrs. Henry Easling and son Stanley have returned home from an extended visit in Amarlllo, Tex. Arthur Cocherlll was in Farmlngton Saturday. FAIRFIELD. Fairfield.—The sale of Chautauqua tickets began Monday morning and while It Is yet too early to predict any thing for certain in regard to the number of tickets that will be sold, the members of the- association feel certain that the sale will be larger than It has in any of the four preced Ing years. The sale of lots and tents for campers was begun Monday morn ing, and 25 lots were reserved before evening. This Is a larger sale than for the same time of any previous year. It is expected that the increase In the number of tents will be propor tionate to the Increase in former years. Over 400 camped on the grounds during last year's assembly. This year's assembly is the fifth to be held by the Fairfield Chautauqua association. The dates are August 12 21. The program is an excellent one, the leading numbers being Hon. C. W Trickett, assistant attorney general of Kansas, the man who closed the Kan sas City. Kan., saloons Hbn. John Sharp Williams, who recently resigned the minority leadership of the housa of representatives Father J. M. Cleary, Gipsy Smith. the great English evangelist: Mrs. Maud Bail ington Booth Jacob, A. Riis, George R. Wendling S. W. GUlllan and Sena tor Robert M. LaFollette. OBITUARY. Hillsboro—George Cox, one of the oldest persons in the county, was buried Sunday afternoon from the Cox home in west Hillsboro. He was born in Highland county, Ohio, January 21 1814, and died July 10, 1908, aged 94 years, 5 months, and 19 days. He war married to Catherine Lane January 12, 1837, and eleven years later they came to Iowa, first settling On a farm In Van Buren county. Several years later he came to Hillsboro and moved to the Cox home where he has lived for more than half a century. His life was remarkable in that he survived his father's family he being third in a family of ten, his own family of five, three of whom died in childhood, David in 1897, and John, June 21, 1906, and his wife to whom he had been mar ried more than 70 vears, who died February 12, 1907. He had lived mors than fifty years In the house in which he died and for inanv T-ears was prob ably the wealthiest man In Hillsboro. Three years ago his mind began to weaken and in fancy his home seemed to be back in Ohio. Several month3 ago he suffered from a severe nervous spell, followed several weeks later by an attack of heart failure. Previous to his demise he lav in a stupor for flv days and Friday night at 11 o'clock, he quietly slept away. Funeral serv ices were conducted by Rev. Fix, of the M. E. church of which he was a member and the remains laid to rest in the cemetery south of town. ANNIE E. LAWSON TO SPEAK AT ELDON ON MISSIONARY Eldon.—Miss Anna E. Lawson, a missionary who had lobared twenty three years in India will address th" people of Eldon Friday. July 17, at the Methodist church. Program at 8 o'clock. Admission free. Miss Law son will exhibit curios from India which will be worth seeing. Ice cream, caidy and lemonade kill sold on church lawn for the benefit of tho missions. Other News of Interest. The Standard Bearers held a picnic at the fair grounds Monday afternoon July 13. A sumptious supper was serv ed at 6:30 in true picnic style and fill did justice to same. The Standard Bearers were chaperoned by some of their mothers and all report a tine time. W.' T. Brown, wife and SO, to** i" niptae xwrffc and hertw that tav* «dt*eat action on the kidneys. It was tin secret 76 yean ago of an old Qnifltw lady. was given to the pobtk) by James Doan, a druggist, andi 1B now known and recommended the whole wodd over. Home cures prove the vahie of Dowtti Kidney Pills to oar readers. OTTOWfA PROOF. Urs. H. Lanansky, ITU East. Mbia street, Ottumwa, Iowa, says: "Mr. Lanansky suffered from kidney trouble for a long time and though h* doctored and used various remeate^ nothing helped him in the least H* bad sbarp shooting pains in his back, often extending up into the sboOUen, making it Impossible tor him to stoop or lift He apn bad -an annoying kid ney weakness and the secretions plai» ly showed by thetr unnatural appear anse that his ktdaejw were at fault. "When Doasrt KWney PUia wen twought to his attention, l)e prooared a box at Sargentfs drug store and they gave htm more relief than any* firing he had previously taken. After using them a short dime he was cnre4 and has remained so up to the pressai day* daughter, Nell, Nick Lmtz and son, Ned, Dr. D. A. Jay and J. J. Jaque*, have returned from Den-er where they attended the Democratic national con vention. The Cherokee Indians beat the local ball team on the home grounds Sun day by a score of 9 to 0. It was a hard pill to swallow after Bloomflel.t beating the red. H*ines and the homa team will have to brace up and play ball hereafter as the fans insist on delivery of the goods for their money. Mrs. D. W. Allman and Mrs. J. It Is expected the Rock Island will pay their employes here the 20th Ol this month so the boys will hava money to attend the Morrell packing house picnic. Eldon Baseball club will play the ex-leagurers on the league grounds at Ottumwa next Sunday. Tack White is preparing to redeem the' reputation of his bunch as ball plavers and in cidentally to give the Eldon club a good time. SELMA. Selma.—Mr. and Mrs. Griffith and daughter of Davenport and Mr. and Mrs. Pope and daughter of the same place are spending the summer at the Passmone farm having arrived July 3. Harry and George Foster and sister of Ottumwa all took supper at Pass« more farm Saturday evening July 11, BIDWELL. Bidwell.—H. Cleveland, of Portland, Oregon, is visiting his sister and hus" band, Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Rosecrans. William Kerr and family, of nestl Kirkaville, visited Wednesday with relatives in this vicinity. Miss Clara Lathrop, of South Ot« tumwa, returned Wednesday evening on No. 8, after a brief visit with rel atives here. Mrs. Catherine Johnston and son Frank, visited Sunday at the William Maldwell home near Munterville. Mr. and Mrs. Curtis Chisman, of South Ottumwa, visited a few days last week at the Henry Oswald home. Mrs. Elmer Rose and children, ol Pleasant Home, visited Friday at tha C. R. Chisman home. W. J. Taylor was In Blakesburg Wednesday on business. C. H. Johnston, of South Ottumwa, was a guest at the Jactes Johnston home Wednesday. Miss Bessie Fiske is visiting this week with friends in Ottumwa. Mr. and Mrs. Scott Johnston, oi South Ottumwa, Is visiting relatives ia this vicinity. James Johnston visited relatives In Blakesburg Tuesday. Mrs. Dollie Fiske was called to tha Fred Jones home of Pleasant Hoina Sunday on account of the illness oi Mrs. Jones. HILLSBORO Hillsboro.—J. B. Jordan and, family of Salem spent Sunday in town. Mrs. Clara Woolever of Fort Madi son came up tills morntng to visit her mother Mrs. Etka, who is quite sick. W. F. Kopp of Mount Pleasant is a business visitor In town today. Uncle John Harlan and wife of Stockport came down Saturday to at tend the funeral of their old friend George Cox. Mr. and Mrs. Will Page of Bona parte were Sunday guests of G. W. Boley and wife. L. E. Bryfon made a business trip to Mt. Pleasant this morning. Mrs. Belle Murdock of Chicago and Mrs. Kate Edson of Chanute Kansas were called here by the death of theif grandfather George Cox. Mrs. Ella Miller of Rose Hill was called here Saturday morning to nurse little Mary Logan who is very low with flux. Mrs. Florence Holmes returned t| her home in Eldon this morning. Mrs. Mabel Lynn and children cfi Donnelson visited her parents Mr. and Mrs. Joshua Harlan the past week. Considerable sickness prevails among children, probably caused by the hot dry days and cool nights. The oats crop Is about all harvest-, ed but farmers are very busy in their hay and corn plowing. One way to make time pass quickly is to sign a lease at an extravagant rental. I 1 3. Flint and daughter were in Ottumwa Monday. Mr. and Mrs. O. P. Lininger of Trenton are visiting Mrs. Llnlnga?'* parents here. Dave Nye returned to his home 1ft Centerville Monday, due to the temp orary closing or the "Lyric" of whtcb he was manager. The business men of Eldon met last night and appointed committees to meet and entertain the officers and members of, the Morrell packing house at their annual picnic here next Tuesday and as "Uncle Billy" Crone and his lieutenants never do things by halves Ottumwans are assured cf a royal time when they come to Eldon. Mrs. W. E. Warren, who has beou sick with peritonites for the past fe-V days is slowly recovering.