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BS=H^Catted Stealing. I By ARCHEY CAMERON NEW. ^ (Copyright, 1918. by the McClure Syndicate.) H* AK3TNG oat of the way of sevend large baggage track* propeQad by husky stevedores, John Harnett made his way through the Hasy labyrinth of the freight sheds to ' I mall private office marked "Ship- 1 Msg Clerk," entered It and closed the H "Number V* loaded." he announced. Meaningly, to a young man at the desk, ! MUrming the chart of loaded freight Ks. "Are yon ready?" The young man shuddered, but turnHi resolutely to Baraett. "Tea," hs snapped between clenched ; Heth "But I think It's a fool's ertm I Burnett opened the door, called ont H command and in a few moments anHther big man in bine jumpers enterHd the office. ^ M "Tou are V Barnetmstarted to MuestlMi the newcomer. "The one you want." chimed in the rther. "From the chiers office, is frank going to make the trip?" Kc Hioddcd to the ^oung man, who return ed the nod ana spoke. I Tea,' be spoke nervously. "Let's I Five minutes later Burnett and the man la blue Jumpers, pushing a truck on which lay a heavy packing box. passed through the shed to the yards ud to No. 9. freight car, one of a long be behind an engine with full steam up. Stopping in front of the door of the ear they lifted the box carefully into It- Barnett paused and spoke in Uk'low tone. "If yon fed cramped. Frank," he whispered, bending over the boy. "you can hop out tor n while when she goes on the siding at Brooks Meadows. Bat don't by any means open the door or be seen." Then Barnett closed the door, stepBped off a short distance, waved to the engineer and the train started to crawl away. "Tell your chief it's all right." or dered Barnett to the other. "No one en this end will ever suspect. Now well catch the guilty ones." It seemed to Frank Young, huddled nside the poorly ventilated packing box, that the train had moved a thou nad miles before he heard the crunchIk of brakes and felt the car come to standstill. "Brooks Meadows." he muttered to ^ imself. and then ppshing off the top h a heave of his shoulders he stood ^ight after a few seconds and vault V out oi roe case, aooul mm wv Hm after case of canned Roods, bat Bneee passed unnoticed as he peered Httxansh ahole tnthe door frfto a rast stretch of. open country. Then after awhile be sat down and opened a box Bud started to eat. Then as the was Onishing he stopped breathlessly and listened. What was that? It soundBed as if some tool-was working on the 90Sntly and quickly he cleared away the evidence of his lunch and slipped back in the box. pulling the lid down dyer him. Another minutes and he heard the door roll back. Some one furtively -climbed into the car and stood close to the box. for he heard heavy breathing. And then he heard a case being lifted, and after a minute the sound of footfalls on the graveled |right cf way alongside the track. Still he remained .within the case, ana alter a few moments the Intruder returned. The same process was repeated until six cases Sad been removed, and then after, along wait Young jumped C5t of his hiding place. The side door was opened wide and he sprang to the doorway. No one was in sight! The thief had eludes him! Whet would his. chief say to that? Should he desert his post and start out on what 'seemed a wild-goose chase, for it was unknown country to him. or remain hi the car? Evidently his quarry lay here, and he determined to act At onfie. He felt for his revolver, and then Jumped from the car to the roadway. For a moment he gazed in surprise. far a dozen or more cars lay ahead of the one he had left. And the Bwn of each had ben opened! He pered about him on the ground, id thpn, bending over, suddenly made i exclamation. "Sawdust!" he muttered and then he atayted ahead to follow the trial. I Cautiously he made his way down a long dirt path, and then, circling a < tfalek pine grove, he brought himself i up short. Ahead lay a farm house, and ; betide It a barn. And the trail led if direct to the barn. his pistol in his hand, he .went to the barn opening. \ "Haftds up!" he commanded, and : 'then his hand dropped. A slender little girl, whose long -brown hair,fell about her shapely shoulders, framing a tanned, exquisItsly featured face.-who was bending over a ease of canned goods, rose and ; iiffij terrified. "Please," she cried in alarm, "don't i Shoot." "What are tou doing?" demanded Tom*, dmnfounded. "Who bought? , thaw >er?y He pointed to the cases, piled np all about ber. She regained ber composure and . faced him squarely, r -I did." p- "Yea." be echoed, end then be Jumped around. leering e trap. But they l> were quite alone, be end thla young p. "Bet jrhy do yen ask?" she demandH e coolly. "I dont know yon." r ' "Yon win soon enough." be answered, grimly. "It's my business to ask. :,X here been detailed by the C. D. and I Q. to detect robberies. There's been !quite e lot stolen, but nothing offered tor sale by the thieves. At first we i:' suspected the yyd men. One man, 'the freight agvnt at Newmarket. was - .discharged. Bat still the thefts con-: tinned. And now Pre found out." The girt eye 1dm in horror. Be "Buiily." Che pleaded, wide eyed, think I'm ^--thief?" "dS he returned. igjn i. CUtorinx-j S55i ' ^ 1 ?>, "-'S^t?SBiMaB^.W Ifci WW&BU AND FAN FORTY-SEVENTH CHAPTER I Am 8tartled By the App J The motors stopped sad tie enjjnes 11 - - . - - - Ttr- I m took up a rytnmicai 01 aswut. v . were afloat again. The periscope was ao longer required. Men went up and down the conning tower. The captain asked Bremer some final questions about the supplies which the U-boat must have. As he turned away he ordered. "Keep your mermaid down, here and out of sight until after we get that message from shore!" For halt an hour we cruised on a smooth sea. then the engines were still. My heart was Just as motionless. Voices mingled at the lip of the conning tower. I was startled by one which I knew well for that of ?. friend, one which had spoken to me many tones of hnman emotion. "Tony!" I called out and I rose, weakly and staggered a step forward just as a familiar figure sprang toward me from a rung of the iron ladder. Then Dr. Hamilton Certeis caught me in his arms. " * ikft Certels is, as i nave s?iu uuum. w most masterful man. with the exception of Bob, whom I hare ever known. But never again do I expect to see snch an exhibition of his power as took place on that U-boat. The hatchet-faced commander, who had been about to mount tho ladder, seemed as astounded as I was upon beholding this handsome and immaculate person. He achieved an obsequious bow such as an inferior might I make to royalty and began: J "Your grace " grimly. "I?I'm afraid 111 have to take yon away?under arrest," She shrank back, but her eyes nevout?it wasn't the freight agent at Newmarket that had stolen the goods ?did you take him back?" "No", replied Young, confused. "But what's that to you? You're caught red-handed." "Apparently so." she retorted, coolly. "Judging from the same standards you?your railroad?uses . You ask what is it to me. I?I'm his daughter." "Ah!" exclaimed Young, with a bright thought. "I see. You are in league with him. This is his place." "It Is not." she snapped, angrily. "And there is no league. Fathers in ?in?a sanatorium?where you put him. You called him guilty, and then ; refused to reinstate him when you j lMrned differently. Isn't that?steal- j ing? Stealing his good name?send- i ing him out in the world under a cloud ?an undeserved cloud? Tou had thefts between Newmarket and Parkvillc .didn't you?" "Yes, but " "You have a siding between those points?" she demanded, and he nodded. perplexed, staring at her angry features with admiration, for she was now pretier than ever. '"Well why didn't you look for your ?thieves?there?" she demanded. "You didn't have sense enough, that's why. You've been leaving cars on sidings. in out-of-the-way places, fair prey for anybody who wanted to get in ' - "I Sweet Milk and Creamery Butter For Sale, Wholesale and Retail. Imperial Ice Cream Co. HERE'S WAKMINU, S FROM YOUR For prompt relief from Rheumatism, Neuralgia, or Lumbago, you can depend on Sloan's Liniment. The warming, soothing, counter-irritant effect is the quickest way to overcome the inflammation, swelling or stiffness. A few drops go right to the sore part, draw the blood from the congested place andremove the cause of the ache. The great penetrating power of I Come'rjght home AFT ThE 6AMQUET,TQM f 1/ Jses,BUT I I be a urn K ' AS T?ERE j) BESOHCP f ^ SPtAWHtf . ' : * '. - JhKWWt sarance of Or. CarteI? en the Boat. But Certia Interrupted "him quickly: "No names here, please." "Very well, your gra?. Beg pardon. Ton honor us. Yon have an important errand?" I "First, what do yon require?" Certeis asked. "Fnel, most of alL Oil?Is it ready, sir?" "As usual." answered Cartels. "We need water. As for food, we must have everything, sir." added the commander. "All is prepared, to be taken aboard In the usual manner." "Sehr gut. As to the girl, your ? "Ra* nurrtAT). Thfe iirl TO* 6i?vw-? ??? w ? mains here, of coarser* "The lady goes with me."* Certeis asserted in his most positive tone. "But yonr . But -when you know what has happened here you will see that it Is quite Impossible for her to go ashore again." Then the captain related how I had swung the automatic in the U-boat, and saved the transport, and brought down the destroyer upon ns with a" depth bomb, and scarred his own smooth brow. lie concluded: "As commander of this sl-ip. and responsible for its safety and further freedom of operation, I insist that this woman remain in my charge." "As the only agent through which you can get oil and supplies, I will make my own terms," Certeis replied calmly and I felt his arm tighten about me. them. I wanted to prove that to the railroad. So I came down here to uncle's place. Since then I've opened thirty cars, and there's the results." She pointed to the pile of cases, then hurried on. "I intended to go up to your general offices next week and tell them all I knew. My uncle. Mr. Page, was going with me. He's my father's brother." Young stepped forward quickly and, a little abashed, held out his hand. "I beg yonr pardon. Miss?Page." he apologized. "But will you do me a favor?" She stared at him quest ion ingly. then his clear gray eyes and wistful young face won her over. She nodded and held out her hand forgivingly. "Trank you." he said. "It's this: i I'm trying to make a name for myself. This is my case. Will you?can you ?go up there with me? If you will, I'll exact as my reward?your reward DRESSMAKER GIVES ADVISE "I underwent a sugrical operation for gall stones 5 years ago, was in the hospital 4 weeks. For a year I felt better, but then my old symptoms and pains returned, and I have suffered ever since. Four weeks ago on the advice of a lady I tried Mayr"s Wonderful Remedy, and I now feel like a new woman. I have a number of friends who suffer as I did and I am advising all to try this valuable medicine." It is a simple, harmless preparation that removes the catarrhal mucus from the intestJhal tract and allays the inflammation which causes practically all stomach, liver and intestinal ailments, including appendi- I citis. One dose will convince or money refunded. Crane's drug store. H. & H. Drug Co., Prescription Pharmacy at Man- j nlngton and druggists everywhere. ] I00THING RELIEF = I RHEUMATIC ACHES Sloan's Liniment mates robbing need* less. It is easier and cleaner to use than plasters or poultices. It does not stain the skin or clog the pores- A bottle of Sloan's liniment is all you need for quick rest and relief from the pains of Sprains, bruises, backache, stiffneck, and most forma of rheumatic twinges. Generous size ^ bottles at druggists everywhere. < XHNGS OF THE DUFFS? feft) <s&n*meh, vjb'ce i *n?is war to wiklvie shall meet) all ? late ?>>b vouiwfol vi 60s will . l-t-^ . klbtak t/ after f t WOMAE ?that your father he taken hack and promoted. WBl yon?" She promised, and they started toward the farm boose to dinner. Again Frank Young and Ruth Page were back in the big Page barn. It was three months later, and he was there on a vacation this time. "I like this man-hunting business." he whispered to her as they sat on a pile of loose hay. close together. She turned Quickly and gazed at him in horror. 'Frank!" she exclaimed. "Don't say that." "T ?? *?2w? we*?w??g?? nnsfHvp. X lUOOU 11. uv i^k.u. uwi ? ly. "For I found you that way.* And then he leaned over and. catching her in his arms, kissed her. "Frank Young!" she cried indignantly. though he felt a tremor run through her slender, yielding form. "What's that?" "It's called stealing." he retorted humorously. "Stealing a kiss. But X hate stealing. Will you?er?give me the next one?" * * -i VIOLA ST. W. Harris has moved from the Amos farm to his property at this place. Mr. and Mrs. Wm. West, of Grant Town, was visiting friends here over Sunday. Misses May. Fredia and Hazel Feather. <Jf Fairmont, were visiting their sister, Mrs. Samuel Harris this week. School opened at this place Monday with Miss Lillian Hylbert of Reedy, as teacher, but was closed Tuesday evening to await further development of the influenza epidemic. Miss Pearl Hylbert, principal of the sINIISMS I AND HOW IT SI i ? Nothing New?Simply the Old Grip, 1889-90, Only Then It Can France and Thia Ti Go to Bed and Stay Quiet?Take a Laxative?Eat Plenty of Nourishing Food?Keep Up Your Strength?Nature is the "Cure". ALWAYS CALL A DOCTOR. NO OCCASION FOR PANIC. Spanish influenza, which appeared in Spain in May. has all the appearance of grip or la grippe, which has swept over the world in numerous epidemics as far back as history runs. (Hippocrates refers to an epidemic in 412 B.C. which is regarded by many to have been influenza. Every cen tury has had Its attacks. Beginning with 1S31. this country has had five epidemics, the last in 18S9-90. There is no occasion for panic?Influenza itself has a very low percentage of fatalities?not over one death out of every four hundred cases, according to the N.C. Board of Health. The chief danger lies in complica tions arising, attacking principally patients in a run down condition? those who didn't go to bed soon enough, or those who get up to early. THE SYMPTOMS. Grippe, or influenza as it is now called. usually begins with a chill followed by aching, feverishness and sometimes nausea and dizziness, and a general feeling of weakness and depression. The temperature Is from 100 to 104. and the fever usually lasts from three to five days. The germs attack the mucuous membrane, or lining of the air passages?nose, throat and bronchial tubes?there is usually a hard cough, especially bad at night, often times a sore throat or tonsilitis. and frequently all the ap pearances of a severe head cold. THE TREATMENT. Go to bed at the first symptoms, not only for your own sake but to avoid spreading the disease to others ?take a puragative. eat plenty ol ncuishing food, remain perfectly qnlel and don't worry. Quinine. Aspirin 01 ' 'Hover's Powder, etc., may be aaraims sred by the physician's directions to relieve the aching. But there is no cure or specific for Influenza?the disease must run its course. "Nature will throw ofT the attack if only you keep up your strength. Influenza so weakens the bodily resistance that there is danger of pneumonia or bronchitis developing, and sometimes inflama tion of the middle ear, or heart af fections. For these Teasons. it is verj 'mportant that the patient remain it >ed until his strength returns?stas iin bed at least two days or more aftei the fever has left you, if you art over 50 or not strong, stay in bed (four days or more, according to the severity of the attack. EXTERNAL APPLICATIONS. j In order to stimulate the lining o! :tom believes in mor ] w THIS IS Gome ToBEA t loug VIAR- fuether SEtF-DEMIAL ?UA BE te^>gp ? Catawba school. Is visiting bar sistsr at tbis place. D. C. Goodnight, of Montana, spent Friday night at tbe borne of H. It I Harris. - . r 1 . BEAUTIFUL MODELS. In all tbe newest fnrs etc. now are shown,at tbe "Fairmont Hotel1* and continuing Saturday by F. C. DOESCH-1 NEB, tne JflttSDUrgn rnmer, ww CM- , oys & national wide reputation tar "Best Value Furs." Miss Melllnger will be happy to show and advise you on the remodeling of your furs. Advt. Home Baked Pies and Pastries. Boyers Restaurant. Advt. ANAEMIA AND POOR BLOOD How Mrs. Brunsirs Daughter Recovered. DREWSVTLLE. NT. H.?"My daughter was anemic, had poor blood and suffered from indigestion and bllllous attacks. As Vlnol had built up my sos some ume ago i gave it to my _ daughter.?she soon Improved is health. and It has built her up and restored her health."?Mrs. N. BuraelL The reason Vinol was so successful is Miss Brunell's case is becaae it contains beef and cod liver peptones. Iron and manganese peptonates and glycerophosphates, the very elements needed to build up a weakened. run-down system, make rich red blood and create strength. Crane's Drug Store, Fairmont. Vinol is sold in Mannlngton by the Prescription Pharmacy, and druggists everywhere. P. S. ? For skin troubles. We guarantee our new skin remedy. Saxol. ' i?WHAT IT IS UOULD BE TREATED or la grippe That -Was Epidemic in ie From Russia by Way of me by Way of Spain. the air passages to throw off the grippe germs, to aid in loosening the phelegm keeping the air passages open, thus making the breathing easier. VIck's VapoRub will be found effective. Hot. wet towels should be ap- : plied over the throat, chest and back between the shoulder blades to open the pores. Then VapoRub shuld be rubbed in over the parts until the skin is red. spread on thickly and covered with two thicknesses of hot flannel cloths. Leave the clothing loose around the neck as the heat of the body liberates the Ingredients in the form of vapors. These vapors, inhaled with each breath, carry the medication directly to the parts affected. At the same time. VapoRub is absorbed thru and stimulates the skin attracting the blood to the surface, and thus aids in relieving the congestion within. HOW TO AVOID THE DISEASE Evidence seems to prove that this is a germ disease, spread principally by human contact, chiefly thru coughing, sneezing or spitting. So avoid ' persons having colds; which means avoiding crowds?common drinking j fAwoic ttppd nn vonr iViKt W -? V*U| >. r _r _ _ bodily strength by "plenty of exercise ( ' in the open air. and good food. Above ' all. keep free from colds, as colds ir ritate the lining of the air passages and render them much better hreed; ing places for the germs. Use Tick's VaporRub at the very , first sign of a cold. For head cold. . melt a little VapoRub in a spoon and inhale the vapors, or beter still, use ! VapoRub in a benzoin steam kettle. If this is not available, use an ordin' ary tea-kettle. Fill half-full of boiling water, put In half a teaspoonful of VapoRub from time to time Keep the . kettle Just slowly boiling and inhale > the steam arising. i NOTE:?Tick's VapoRub Is the dis! covery of a North Carolina durggist, ! who found how to combine,, in salve form. Menthol and Camphor with such volatile oils as Eucalptus, Thy , me. Cubebs. etc., so that when the salve is applied to the body heat, these ingredients Ire liberated in the , form of vapors. ? " At 1- In VapOKUb IS comparuuveiy now s New York State and New England i and a few Western states where it Is - jnst now being introduced, but in oth er section of the country it is the ' standard home "remedy in more than a i million homes for all forms of cold ' tronbles. Over six million Jars were sold last year. It is particularly rec! ommended for children's croup or 1 colds, since it is externally applied i and therefore can be used as freely as desired without the slightest harmful effects. VapoRub can he had in ' three sizes at all druggists. E ACTION AND LESS CON IIET ME IMPRESS VPotJ Hou that this is Mo KiD<SLOVE AFPA1C ?t means Taking ot>e. ?r ??off! A j r n i - . j ; - #y*r^Sw v Milliner^/ New and DifterenlrlM J Op (J t j Beautiful creations are from the houses of Buy Gage, Rawak, Fisk, I Liberty Waldorf, Phipps ^a T nnn LEStlC Not just a few from eaJe|||^^ Bonds house but dozens and ||||g| t ? ens, and no two alike! ~"v| The New ^ Black, 1 Have you seen it? PricedLo^^^^B NOTICE!! j Visitors are not desired at Fairmont Hospita&? No. 3 and excepting in the case of the nearest rda|lB2S^| tives will not be admitted. Reasonable exceptions to this rule will be madeM in the case of friends of the very serious ill or ip|j Nearest relatives will be admitted between the^J hours of two and four in the afternoon, and at no I other time. This action is taken to safe-guard'the best in- fl | terest of the patients during this period of unusual epidemic illness. SUPERIN1ENDEN1. 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