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A POST MARITAL ROMANCE BY CYRUS TOWNSEND BRADY IL L L/C TP A T/ONC BY V PAY WALTER'S n 51 (COPYWCr/Z /908 ar W O C/YAPY-TAYY) SYNOPSIS. The Escape do opens, not In the ro mance preceding the marriage of Ellen Slocum, n I'urltan miss, ami Lord Car rington of England. but In their life after Mottling In England. The scene is placed. Just following the revolution. In Carring ton castle In England. The Carringtons, after a house party, engaged In a family tilt, caused by jealousy. The attentions of Lord Carrington to Lady Cecily and *-ord Strnthgute to Lady Carrington com pelled the latter to vow that she would leave the castle. Preparing to flee. Lady Carrington and her chum Deborah, an American girl, met Lord Strathgate at two a. m., he agreeing to see them safely away. He attempted to take her to Ills castle, but she left him stunned In the road when the carriage mot with an ac cident. She and Debbie then struck out for Portsmouth, where she Intended to sail for America. Hearing news of Ellen's flight. Lords Carrington and Seton set out In pursuit. Seton rented a fast vessel and started In pursuit. Strathgate. bleeding from fall, dashed on to Ports mouth, for which Carrington. Ellen and Seton were also headed by different routes. Strathgate arrived In Portsmouth In advance of the others, flndlng that Ellen's ship had sailed before her. Strathgate and Carrington each hired a small yacht to pursue the wrong vessel, upon which each supposed Ellen had sailed. Seton overtook the fugitives near Portsmouth, but his craft ran aground, just as capture was imminent. Ellen won the chase by boarding American vessel and foiling her pursuers. Carrington and Strathgate. thrown together by former's wrecking of latter’s vessel, engaged In an impromptu duel, neither being hurt. A wnr vessel, commanded by an admiral friend of Seton. then started out In pur suit of the women fugitives, Seton con fessing love for Debbie. Flagship IJrltan nia overtook the fugitives during the night. The two women escaped by again taking to the sea in n small boat. Carrington Is ordered to sea with his ship but refuses to go until after meeting Strathgate In a duel. They fight In the grounds of Ix>rd Blythedale's castle. Encounter is watched by Ellen and Deb bie. who have reached land and are In hiding. Carrington won a bloody con test at swords from Strathgate. Debbie and Ellen looking on and praying for the latter's husband. Carrington. Immedi ately following the duel, was placed un der arrest for refusing to obey his ad miral's orders and Ellen, who had awooned during the duel, awoke to And him gone. Sir Chat les Seton found the fugitives, proposed to Debbie and was accepted. Debbie. Ellen and Sir Charles made a plea to the king to spare Car rington. The king decides to grant a pnr don after promising Lady Carrington that he would frighten the lord. CHAPTER XXL—Continued. ’ “Yes, your majesty.” answered El len. "enough to last me all my life.” "Why, here's promise of a pretty reconciliation,” said the king, with a rising inflection in his voice, turning to his wife. The old woman nodded. "Forgive him your majesty.” she said kindly. “I will warrant he will not forget the experience.” King George was not a very brilliant man. Even Ellen, anxious to view him In the most favorable light because of her petition, could see that, but he had a brilliant idea at that mo ment He stood thinking, his plain face brightening with a smile, and when he smiled he was really quite winning. He looked so honest, so true, and so good, if he were stnpid, that Sir Charles and Deborah could not help smiling with him: beside, ’tis etiquette to smile and to frown with the king, whether he be wise or foolish. Ellen did not smile. She had too much at stake. She waited in lovely appeal, tears trembling in her eyes, color wavering in her cheeks, her bosom heaving. her hands out stretched. "I have it,” said the king, at last. "Rise, madam: your husband shall suf fer nothing worse than a reprimand and a fright." "Lord Carrington is a brave man," said Ellen, “you couldn't frighten him, air.” "Not even with the prospect of los ing you?” returned the king, rather shrewdly. “But, sir, that would break my heart. 1 want him pardoned that I may have him again,” exclaimed the poor wife, piteously. The king threw back his head and laughed a truly royal laugh. "So you shall, my dear,” he cried, reaching his hand up and patting her on the shoulder, for she was taller than he. "Leave it to me. My lord ahall be frightened out of his wits and yet have you in the end. I shall arrange it. Sir Charles, take the ladles to Windsor. Mis tress Deborah, when you marry this young soldier here, you become my subject. How likes your hot American blood that, mistress?" "Your majesty,” answered Deborah, rising to the occasion and putting for the nonce her Americanism in her pocket, utterly reckless of what Elder lirewster might think, "since you have acted with such royal generosity to Ellen —Lady Carrington and her hus band I mean, I can view the prospect with equanimity.” She courtesied deeply before him as she spoke. The king laughed again. He was In high good humor. "Take care of her. Sir Charles. These Americans are of a rebellious breed, you know.” “Your majesty,” said Ellen. “I think this will be a peaceful couple. The affair began by the reading together by the two of Baxter's ‘Saints' Rest.' " “ 'Tis a goodly volume, well writ, and by a learned and godly man," said the king, gravely, "and 'tis a good omen. You may klsß the queen's hand, if you will,” he continued, and this was the sign manual of George'* approval of the two women, for ha 1 he believed Ellen other than she was he had never allowed her to approach his homely but beloved little wife. "Now, Sir Charles,” he resumed, aftei the obeisances had been performed, "take the ladies to the castle and await my return. Send one of my gentlemen-in-waiting to me by the way, after you reach the castle. Ladles. I wish you good morning." The king, like the little gentleman he was, doffed his hat gallantly to the two ladles as Sir Charles, saluting pro foundly. led them away. A great weight was taken from El len’s heart. The king, who possessed the power of life and death over his .soldiers and sailors, had promised to free her husband and restore him to her arms. Punishment, trouble, dif ficulty, were to Intervene, but the end was certain and Ellen was content to wait. The gentleman-in-waiting presented himself to the king, who had stood quietly under the trees talking ani matedly with his wife and chuckling with pleasure at the idea that had come to him. “The Britannia arrived in the Thames last night, did she not?" “Yes. your majesty.” “And my message directing Admiral Kephard to present himself was trans mitted?” "Yes, your majesty." "The admiral is at Windsor?” “He is, your majesty.” “Bid him to come to me here under the trees. I have something to say to him.” “Yes. your majesty.” returned the equerry, bowing and withdrawing rapidly. And presently old Admiral Kep hard. in full uniform, attended by Captain Beatty and Lieutenant Col lier, came rolling along the walk. As the admiral and his subordinates sa luted and prepared to kneel, the king motioned to them to rise. If were a cruelty to make a fat old man like Kephard, trussed up like a turkey cock in tight uniform, kneel down on the ground out in the open air. “You need not kneel, admiral, nor you, gentlemen.” said the king, ex tending his hand to Kephard. who bent over It and kissed it heartily with every evidence of appreciation “I Reserve to Myself the Pleasure of Telling Her." of the king’s inefTable condescension. “How do you find yourself this morn ing?” continued his majesty. “Very well, your majesty," said Kep hard. “And you. Captain Beatty, and you. sir?" The gentlemen addressed bowed pro foundly. "We are all fit for service against any of your majesty's enemies now. as always.” returned Kephard, with another salute. “I know that," said the, king, kindly. “You have had a pleasant voyage?" “Yes, your majesty.” “You brought with you on your ship a prisoner?” “Subject to your majesty’s pleasure, of course," returned Admiral Kephard. "And what are the charges against Lord Carrington?” asked the king. “Disobedience of orders, sir,” re turned the admiral. "Hath he been tried yet?" “Not yet, sir. A court-martial is ordered for to-morrow on the Brit annia." “And what will be the result of their deliberations?” "He is sure to be found guilty, sir,” answered Kephard, gloomily. "Hum!” said the king. “And the punishment?” “Suspension, degradation, dismissal, unless your majesty should be pleased to mitigate the sentence.” “And what were the circumstance* of the disobedience?” Admiral Kephard ' coughed and looked embarrassed. “Out with it,” said the king, bluntly. “He stayed from his ship to—ah— fight a duel.” “How does he bear himself now?" continued the king, to Admiral Kep hard's surprise. He had expected a violent outburst from his majesty, who thoroughly dis approved of dueling. "Gloomily, your majesty. In short, sir,” the admiral burst forth, "he's been a damned —I beg your majesty’s pardon, and yours, madam. ’Tis an old sailor’s habit,’’ he stammered in great confusion. "Proceed. Kephard," said the king, smiling, “but no more of that.” “Carrington has been a fool,” re sumed the old warrior, flushing deeply under his tan, “he had the sweetest wife on earth and was ashamed of her and flirted with another woman who couldn’t hold a candle to her. and she ran away. In her innocence getting Lord Strathgate to assist her. Strathgate's motives were—well, your majesty will understaud. She es caped from him. Carrington pur sued him. They fought.” “So I have been informed," said the king. “Very well, your majesty, then there's nothing for me to do but to bog you to be merciful to the young man. I think he's heartily sick and sorry of it now, and only wants his wife. He's one of the best officers In the service, it would be a pity to degrade him, and. to tell the truth, I love the lad dearly. Won't your ma jesty be a little easy with him—a nominal punishment? We can't af ford to overlook the afTair entirely." “Hark ye," admiral.” said the king. "Gentlemen —" he turned to the other two sailors —"I commit her majesty to your tender offices. Admiral Kep hard and I will have a word or two alone. Come, admiral.” The king turned as he spoke and walked out of ear shot, the ndmlral lumbering along In his wake. They con sulted together animatedly for a few moments, the king smiling, not to say grinning, if so unroyal a word may be used about majesty. Suddenly the old admiral burst Into a roar of laughter. He lifted his hand and slapped it down on his leg. For a moment the king had thought In his enthusiasm he meant to clan him on the shoulder. The admiral bellowed out In a voice that could have been heard a half mile away In a gale of wind: “ 'Fore God, your majesty, 'tis a noble Idea, a royal Jest!” "Think you It will work?" said the king as he walked back to the other group. "Excellent, In faith—” "And you will carry It out?” "To the very letter, sir. To-morrow, your majesty.” “And let no inkling of your purpose come to the prisoner.” “None, sir. and the lady, your ma jesty, what of her?" "I reserve to myself the pleasure of telling her.” returned the king. "And have we leave to withdraw now, your majesty?” asked the ad miral, as they approached the other group. "Go, and go quickly, Kephard,” said the king, extending his hand again. ”1 would that I could be there and see the denouement.” "But your majesty can see some of it at least," said Kephard, "If you will board the Britannia any time to-mor row, and indeed you would vastly honor us; the men would be like to die for joy at such a visit. You could at least watch the prisoner take his departure.” "I'll do It,' said the king. "At what time?” "At your majesty's convenience, of course; but the tide ebbs at 11 o'clock and that would be a suitable time for—” The king raised his hand. * "At 11 o’clock, six bells, you call It, don't you?” "Yes, your majesty.” "I shall be there. Don’t betray me." "By no means, your majesty,” re turned the admiral. And making their salutations and obeisances to their majesties, the little party withdrew, leaving the king In high glee as he explained to his grim little consort the details of his sport ive plan. (TO BE CONTINUED.) Queen and Her Lover. Essex street, London, derives Its —name from the 111-fated earl of Es sex, the favorite of Queen Elizabeth. The earl’s town house stood In Essex street and the queen often visited him there. The story goes that It was In the garden of Essex house that the queen gave her favorite a box on his ear, saying: “Go and be hanged!” and the hot-tempered young man swore that he would not have brooked such an insult from her father. A curious discovery relating to Essex and Queen Elizabeth was made by Lord Cholmondely In 1770 at a house in Essex street which overlooked the earl's gardens. Scratched on a pane of glass In a top window were the let ters “I. C. U. S. X. and E. R.," which has been Interpreted as “I see you Essex and Elizabeth reglna,” and trv» probably the recorded Jest of an In quisitive onlooker, who witnessed the meetings of the queen and her favorite. NEWS TO DATE IN PARAGRAPHS CAUGHT FROM THE NETWORK OF WIRES ROUND ABOUT THE WORLD. DURING THE FAST WEEK A RECORD OF IMPORTANT EVENTS CONDENBEO FOR BUSY PEOPLE. WESTERN NEWS. Tlie flood in the Cottonwood river in Oklahoma Sunday is estimated to have left 3,000 people homeless. Steel laying on those sections of the SI. Paul road whiph cross the moun tains in Montana has been suspended until the snow melts next spring. An automobile speedway Ik to be built from Salt Lake City to the Sal talr resort on Great Salt Lake, a dis tance of about fifteen miles. Toll will bo charged. The report of the state mine inspec tor show» South Dakota's gold produc tion foi last year to have been $7,460,- 000, which is the highest iu the history of the state. A ruling by the Illinois insurance de partment compels all mutual fire Insur ance companies organizing in that state to make provisions for a contin gent liability on the part of its mem bers. Fred Huyck’s motor cycle turned the AHcot Park oval at Los Angeles Mon day in fifty-three seconds for one mile, which la one second faster than the world’s record of fifty-four seconds that he already held. Manipulation of the leading butter markets of the country by a coterie of Chicago, Elgin and Eastern produfae men is said to be responsible to a large extent for the present extrava gant prices for butter. Richard C. Kerens, former Republi can national committeeman for Mis souri and defeated candidate for tlie Missouri Republican senatorial nomina tion at the November primary, spent $59,570 in the campaign just closed. The civil service commission of Los Angeles recently Issued an order that any civil service employe, whether on the active list or not, who was found to visit the race track or bet on the races, would be Immediately dls charged. The People’s Mutual Telegraph Com pany has asked the City Council of Chicago for a franchise on two streets leading to the city limits. Plans aro announced for a line from Chicago to St. Louis and Kansas City, lo compete with the two old companies. After an Idleness of thirteen months, the old Open Hearth department of the Illinois Steel Company plant at South Chicago was reopened Tuesday and 1,000 men resumed work. Prepar ations are being made to open five other blast furnaces. Judge David P. Dyer In the Federal District Court at St. Louis sustained an order of Secretary Straus directing that Samuel Bachmann be deported to his old home In England for preaching anarchy on the streets of Belleville, 111. Judge Dyer held that Secretary Straus had sole Jurisdiction over the matter. Englewood High school, Chicago, is making arrangements to take the long est trip on record for a high school football eleven. Terms have been made with the Butte, Mont., high school for a contest on Dec. 19th, and provisional date filled with the Seattle eleven for a match on Christmas day and for a New Year’s struggle at Ixia Angeles. Newspapers at Los Angeles which publish tips on races, persons who sell them on the streets and anyone who causes them to be circulated in any manner will be subject to arrest and prosecution under the anti-tip ordi nance which was passed early this year and which Is still In effect. The new prosecuting attorney announces that he will enforce the law. It Is claimed by Wyoming sheep men that not only does the wool pro duction of the state, about $7,500,000 In 1908, place Wyoming at the head of wool producing states, but that the geographical center of the wool pro ducing industry Is located In Wyoming. This center, as located by a careful comparison of wool statistics and areas, is a short distance from Dia mond, a Colorado & Southern station, about forty miles in a bee line west of north of Cheyenne. GENERAL NEWS. J. Plerpont Morgan recently paid $75,009 for a rare Chinese rug. Sampel Clemens (Mark Twain) passed his seventy third birthday quiet ly at his home In Redding, Conn., No vember 30th. As was his custom, Mr. Clemens took his morning ride, passing the remainder of the day with his household. The withdrawal of Timothy L. Wood ruff, chairman of the Republican state committee, is conceded to prac tically Insure the '-1001100 of Secretary of State Elihu Root to succeed Thom as C. Platt as senator from New York. The Atlantic battleship fleet, which left Hampton Roads December 26th last, sailed from Manila on the latter hr If of Its world encircling voyage De cember Ist. It la.stated that English and Amer ican tlh plate manufacturers in Lon don have formed a combine which practically will control the industry throughout the world. A combination of automablle manu facturers of the country, with a capi talization of $30,000,000, is reported to be contemplated by J. Plerpont Mor gan, the New York financier. At San Francisco on the 30th ult. William J. Biggy. chief of police, fell from a launch while crossing the bay, with only the engineer present, who did not see him go overboard, and was un doubtedly drowned. Although the football season is com paratively short. It Is estimated that the public puts up something like $5,- 000,000 a year to see the various cojlege athletes do battle on the gridiron. Robert F. Maddox waa elected mayor of Atlanta, Georgia, on the 2nd Inst., by a majority of more than 3,000 votes over Janies G. Woodward, regular Democratic nominee and twice mayor of the city. Dr. Andrew J. McCasli, the well known surgeon, and a son of the late president of Princeton University, James McCash, who was Injured In a runaway accident In New York City, died on the 2nd Inst. A Chinese imperial edict pledges the throne to continue the policy Inagu rated by the late emperor, and espec ially the program which provides for the granting of a constitution to the empire at the end of nine years. Montreal motorists are urging the city council to construct an auto speed way along a five-mile aqueduct. The plea Is put forth that If such a speed way were constructed there would be less fast driving on the city streets. Dorando Pletrle, the Italian Mara thon runner, who defeated John Hayes, winner of the Olympic Marathon, Is matched to race Tom Longboat, the In dian, for 26 miles 385 yards, In Madi son Square garden, New York sity, Dec. 15th. At a meeting of the Ohio State Fire Prevention Association held at Colum bus, a plan was submitted for organ izing a national assembly, Including all of the Institutions In the United States Interested in the preservation of life and property from fire. President Nord Alexis of Haytl has , been deposed. He gave up the fight on the 2nd Inst., and took refuge on j the French warship Duguay, lying at I Port Au Prince. General Legitime, j the revolutionary leader, was at once j proclaimed president. The expected dividend of 1% per ; cent, on preferred stock and one per | cent, on common stock was declared on the 2nd Inst, ut a meeting of the board of directors of the American Smelting and Refining Company in New York City. The total amount is close to $500,000. November fire losses have been heavy In the United States and Canadu, and the month will be added to the long list of others in 1908 which have shown no profit for the companies. The total for the month Is estimated $17,- 000,000, making the total for the year to date $225,000,000. This compares with $197,000,000 for the first eleven months of 1907. Malvern Hill, the historic colonial residence In Charles, seventeen miles below Richmond, on the James river, belonging to William H. Hall of New York, was destroyed by fire on the 4th Inst. Malvern Hill house was built by Governor Randolph 270 years ago. It was occupied at one time during the Revolutionary war by General ette ami the farm was the scene of the battle of Malvern Hill, the last of the seven days’ fight during the Civil war. NEWS FROM WASHINGTON. A. F. Clapper of Weld county has been rppolnted messenger In the for est service at Denver. The four offices of assistant post master general will be abolished, a di rector of posts with seven assistants provided for, and the entire postal ser vice of the United States divided Into fifteen separate districts. If the bill for the revision of the postal laws which is being prepared by the joint postal In vestigation commission is passed by Congress. Attorney General Bonaparte has for mally submitted to the Supreme Court of the United States his petition for a writ of certiorari to the Circuit Court of Appeals for the seventh circuit, or dering up for review the Judgment of that court reversing the rulings of Judge Landis In the rebate case against the Standard Oil Company, in which the company was fined $29.- 000.000. The annual report of Postmaster Genernl Meyer for the fiscal year end ing June 30, 1908, gives the total re ceipts for the year as $191,478,663, and expenditures as $208,351,886. thereby showing a deficit of $16,873,222, tho largest In the history of the depart ment; with an additional loss from fire, burglary, etc., of $37,056. Tho deficit of 1909, It is estimated, again will exceed $16,000,000. In a decision rendered by Commis sioner Lane of the Interstate Com merce commission In the case of T. M. Kehoe A Co. against the Nashville, Chattanooga &. St. Ixjiilh Railway Com pany and others. It is declared that the commission would not Impose on a car rier the duty of telegraphing to the consigner In the event that the ship ment is refused by the consignee, or the latter cannot be found. All fourth class postmasters in the states east of ihe Mississippi river and north of the Ohio river have been placed in the classified service by an executive ord »r of the President. Here after all the appointees to fourth class postmasterships In those states must undergo civil service examinations. Postmasters now holding office will not need to take the examinations, j Over 15,000 fourth class postmasters; are affected. United States and Germany i have arrange 1 for a postal rate on let ters of 2 cents instead of 6 cents. The , new rate will go into effect on Janu- i ary Ist. Chairman Stellwagen oftthe inaugu- j ral committee has appointed Maj. Gen. ! J. Franklin Bell, chief of staff. U. S. A., , to be grand jnayshal of the Inaugural I parade. Governor Curry of New Mexico, who , is in Washington to work for state hood, says prospects are encouraging for admission during the coming ses sion of of both New Mexico and Arizona. Postmaster General Meyer has ap pointed Mrs. Helen Ixmgstreet, widow of General Longstreet, as postmistress at Gainesville, Ga., and Miss Alice Rob eftson as postmistress at Muskogee. Okla. The Postmaster General said both had been .recommended because of their excellent services. The Secretary of the Interior has granted an extension of nine months In which settlers on the Carlsbad Irri gation project. New Mexico, may make payments for water maintenance. These payments were to fall due jdarch Ist next, but the secretary has extended the time to December 1 1909. BIG ELECTRIC POWER PROJECT CENTRAL COLORADO POWER COM PANY REMOVES ITS OFFICES TO DENVER. TO SPEND $20,000,000 WILL FURNISH ELECTRICITY FOR DENVER GAS AND ELECTRIC COMPANY. Denver. —One of Ihe greatest elec tric power projects In the world, that calls for the expenditure of about $20.- 000,000 to complete, has reached the door of Denver and has been welcomed in royal style, says the Denver Repub lican. Not only that, but the Central Colorado Power Company will here after make this city Its home office. The welcome of the Central Colorado to Denver was in the shape of a con tract, one of the lnrgest It has yet made, with the Denver Gas & Electric Company, to furnish the latter ull the power It will need In the future for its rapidly expanding business. It was learned Thursday that the Central company would move Its entire head quarters and office force of about sev enty men into rooms In tho Majestic building at Sixteenth and Btondway. The home office lias until now been in Colorado Springs. Later the company will occupy the entire third floor of tho German American Trust building be ing erected at the corner of Seven teenth and Lawrence streets. The wires of this gigantic power concern, which will carry an initial pressure of 100,000 volts, have almost reached Golden and soon will be In the city limits. Within a very short time the company will be ready to supply a vast amount of electric energy to Denver business houses and enter prises. General Manager Frueauff of the Denver Gas ami Electric Compuny, said last night: "The growing demand for light and power from our lines has put us up to the limit of the capacity of our plants, even with the extensions planned. As we have determined to go out after a greatly Increased amount of business, we must have a new source of supply. "Wo have made a contract with the Central Colorado Power Compuny to take electric power from them as we need It, as our business grows and we need the ndded capacity. The lines of the Central Colorado have reached Golden from their plant at Shoshone, near Glenwood Springs. The wires come via over the mountains to Idaho Springs and will soon be ready to deliver power here. At the city limits they have purchased ground and will establish a sub-station where the 100,000 voltage pressure will be run into step-down transformers and re duced to a voltage that is safe to be used through the city on our wires. According to present plans the service is to begin in April." Cripple Creek Gold Output. Cripple Creek. —The output of the district for November has totaled 65,- 927 tons with a gross bullion value of $1,317,096. As compared with the October fig ures an Increase Is shown In tho ton nage trouted at the local cyanide plants, with a decrease In valuation of ore treated at the valley plants of approximately $150,000. The tonnage and value of the ore treat2l at the different plants, as given out by tho accredited agents of the smelters and mills was as follows: Average. Gross. Tons, value. value. Golden Cycle. .26.027 $20.15 $ 024.444 I'. K It. & It.. 13,000 22.00 297.000 Port land 9.700 22.00 213.400 IttHhcllu 3.700 3.75 13.06? Copper Mt. . . . 2.200 4.00 9.000 Ironclad 3.X00 1.80 6.*40 Blue Flag .... 1.100 6.00 6.600 Wild llorse .. 1,160 3.00 3.450 Anurondii .... 700 2.00 1.000 Smelters 3.900 62.00 241,K00 Totals 60,927 $1,317,096 Crags and Canon Railroad. Boulder. At tides of incorporation were filed with the country clerk Thursday for the Crags and Canon Railroad Company, which proposes to build a line twelve miles long from Crags station on the Moffat road. South Boulder canon, to Eldorado Springs, and thence to Boulder. The capital Is $300,000 and the company may operate either steam trains, elec tric or gasoline motor cars. The direc tors are George F. Keller, L. B. Brad- , ley, E. C. Nevln and N. S. Williams. Steamboat Springs Hears Whistle. Denver. —A Steamboat Springs dis patch of the 3d Inst., says: The first railroad whistle was heard in Steam boat Springs today. The working train is now two miles east of Sydney on the Moffut road and twelve miles from Steamboat Springs. Tho $250,000 suit of E. L. Schaffer against the Portland Gold Mining Com pany, Involving the apex right in the F. & C. C. claims, was settled out of Court at Colorado Springs for a cash consideration, the amount of which is withheld. The Portland company ac quires the entire claim. The Rock said to be ar ranging to place gasoline motor cars in service between Colorado Springs and Pueblo. It is reported that several cars have been ordered to be put In service early In Ihe spring. The Colorado Springs City Council has ordered a special election January 19th of twenty-one taxpayers to con stitute a charter convention to draw up a special charter for the city’s gov ernment. This Is In pursuance of the recent charter election when tho peo ple voted for a charter convention by more than 20 to 1. The board of appraisers at Pueblo fixed the value of the land recently condemned for the state Insane asylum at $13,835. The land Is to be used for an addition to the asylum and other im provements. UNITED STATES SENATOR FROM SOUTH CAROLINA PRAISES PE RU-NA. Ex-Senator M. C. Butler. Dyspepsia Is Often Caused by Catarrh of the Stomach—Peruna Relieves Ca tarrh of the Stomai h and Is Therefore a Remedy f>or Dyspepsia . lion. M. C. Butler, U. S. Senator from South Carolina for two terms, ■in a letter from Washington, I). C., writes to the Pcruna Medicine Co., as follows: *7 can recommend Pcruna for dyspepsia and stomach trouble. / have been using your medicine for a short period and I feel very much relieved. It Is Indeed a wonderful medicine, besides a good tonic. ** CATARRH of the stomach is the cor rect name for most cases of dyspep sia. Only an internal cntsirrn rem edy, such as I’eruno, is available. Peruna Tablets can now be procured. Ask your Druggist for a Free Peruna Almanac for 1909. THE QUARREL. Her—Why on earth did you every marry me? Him—Oh, don’t be so bromldlcf That'a what everybody asks. OF TWO EVILS, ETC. Youngster Evidently Had His Own Idea as to the Choice. My neighbor, writes a correspondent, has four young sons, whom he and his wife duly lead to church every Sun dny. Just as the sermon was about j to begin last Sunday oue of the boys was observed to look very uncomfort able, and, having explained the nature of his sufferings, was sent home. His younger brother. In an urgent whis per, demanded of his mother: "Where’s Toni gone?" "He's gone home." "What for?" "The mother whispered, low: “He’s got toothache." And the lad, as he sat up to listen to the preacher, muttered. In a stage whisper: "Lucky dog!" Why He Remembered. By some shuffling of the social cards the clergyman and the dog fan cier were at the same afternoon tea. The wandering talk unexpectedly re solved Itßelf Into the question. Who wore the 12 sons of Jacob? Even the cleric with the reversed collar had forgotten, but the doggy man reeled off the names without error, from Reuben down to Benjamin. The clergyman looked surprised. "Oh, I’m not great shakes on Scrip ture,” said the man with the fox ter riers, "but those are the names which some chap gave to a dozen puppies I'm willing to sell." Sniffles and Nerves. Keep to yourself during warm, nerve-irritating weather. It Is related that an Atchison man and wife dearly love each other. She Is a perfect lady, and apologizes when she says "shucks." But one night, when they were sitting on the porch, presum ably enjoying the tender twilight, sho suddenly picked up a stool and threw It at his head. "I am not Insane," she ■aid, calmly, when he turned a fright ened gaze on her; "I am simply worn out by the manner In which you sniffle at the end of every sentence!” —At- chison Globe. CAUSE AND EFFECT Good Digestion Follows Right Food. Indigestion and the attendant dis comforts of mind and body are cer tain to follow continued use of improp er food. Those who are still young and robust are likely to overlook the fact that, as dropping water will wear a stone away at last, so will the ase of heavy, greasy, rich food, finally cause loss of appetite and Indigestion. Fortunately many are thoughtful enough to study themselves and note the principle of Cause and EfTect in their dally food. AN. Y. young wom an writes her experience thus: "Sometime ago I had a lot of trouble from indigestion, caused by too rich food. I got so I was unable to di gest scarcely anything, and medicines seemed useless. "A friend advised me to try Grape- Nuts food, praising It highly, and as a last resort I tried It. lam thankful to say that Grape-Nuts not only re lieved me of my trouble, but built mo up and strengthened my digestive or gans so that I can now eat anything I desire. But I stick to Grape-Nuts.” "There’s a Reason.” Name given by Postum Co., Battle Creek, Mich. Read “The Road to Well vllle,” In pkgs. 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