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OPERATION Medicine Which Made Sur* geon's Work Unnecessary. Astoria, N. Y. — " For two years I was feeling ill and took all kinds of tonics. I was get* ing worse everyday. I had chills, my head would ache. I was always tired. I could not walk straight because of the r»in in my back and Ihad pains in my stom ach. I went to a doctor and he said I must go under an operation, but I did not go. I read in the paper about Lydia E. Pinkham's Vegetable Com pound and told my husband about it I said * I know nothing will help me but I will try this.' 1 found myself improv ing from the very Ârst bottle, and in two weeks time I was able to sit down and eat a hearty breakfast with my hus band, which I had not done for two years. 1 am now in the best of health and did not have the operation.'* — Mrs. John A. Koenig, 602 Flushing Avenue, Astoria, N. Y. Every one dreads the surgeon's knife and the operating table. Sometimes nothing else will do; but many times doctors say they are necessary when they are not Letter after letter comes to the Pinkham Laboratory, telling how operations were advised and were not performed; or,if performed,did no good, but Lydia E.Pinkham's Vegetable Com poundwas used and good health followed, If you want advice write''to Lydia E. Pinkham Medicine Co» (confidential), Lynn, Mass. * "V to ' the I'm or for Anticipating a Demand. He was the proprietor of a large draper's and milliner's shop, and was also very enterprising, and ever ready to turn enything to account. "By the way, Miss Williams," he re marked one morning, addressing one of his charming black-gowned sales ladies, "do you happen to know any thing about the new minister who's going to have charge of the church round the corner?" Why, yes,' was the quick reply. "He is a tall, handsome, fine-looking man, about twenty-eight, I should say, and he isn't married." "Miss Williams," said the proprietor briskly, "you may put all the new hats in the shop window at once. 4 . • » STOP THOSE SHARP SHOOTING PAINS "Femenina" is the wonder worker for all female disorders. Price 9i-ooand5oc. Adv. Three Catholic bishops are serving as privates in the French army. And many a woman who is short of breath is long of tongue. , When Housework Drags Keeping house is hard enough when well. The woman who has a bad back, blue, nervous spells, and dizzy headaches, has a hard lot, for the family tasks never let up. Probably it's the result of kid ney trouble and not the much-feared "woman's weakness." Strengthen the kidneys with Doan's Kidney Pills. They are as harmless as they are effective and may be used for children with weak kidneys, too. A Mississippi Case Mrs. J. M. Huffman, 209 S. James St.. Aber deen. Miss., says: "My back was weak and painful and my kid neys were disordered. My left limb was bad ly swollen, too. juid I was confined to bed four months. 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Kobe Bros. .Ü4 WJ1 St. XiklsszoTlii. W. N. U„ MEMPHIS, NO. 5-1916. < THUUSWlH wmm æ ERNEST W.HOWNG AuOvor of T3heAM?I0JR OÄCKSMAN. BAFFLES. Etc. ILLUSTRATION S by O. ITCWUN MYERS COpyRIOHT & DOBD3 —/"TERRILC COKPA/S V' a I in I I • SYNOPSIS. — 2 — Cazalet, on the steamer Kaiser Fritz, homeward bound from Australia, cries out In his sleep that Henry Craven, who years before had ruined his father and himself, is dead and finds that Hil ton Toye, who shares the stateroom with him, knows Craven and also Blanche Macnalr, a former neighbor and play mate. ten CHAPTER II—Continued. It was a sorry sample of'-his talk. Hilton Toye did not usually mix the ready metaphors that nevertheless had to satisfy an inner censor, of some austerity, before they were allowed to leave those deliberate lips. Yet now, in his strange excitement, word and tone alike were on the level of the stage American's. It was not less than extraordinary. "You don't mean"— Cazalet seemed to be swallowing—"about Henry Cra ven?" "Yep. "You don't mean to say he's—dead?" "Last Wednesday night!" Toye looked at his paper, "No, I guess I'm wrong. Seems it happened Wednes day, but he only passed away Sunday morning." Cazalet still sat staring at him— there was not room for two of them on their feet—but into his heavy stare there came a gleam of leaden wisdom. "This was Thursday morning," he said, "so I didn't dream of it when it happened, after all." "You dreamed you saw him lying dead, and so he was," said Toye. "The funeral's been today. I don't know, but that seems to me just about the next nearest thing to seeing the crime perpetrated in a vision." "Crime!" cried Cazalet. "What crime?" ' "Murder, sir!" said Hilton Toye. Willful, brutal, bloody murder! Here's the paper; better read it for yourself. I'm glad he wasn't a friend of yours, or mine either, but It's a bad end even for your worst enemy." The paper fluttered in Cazelet's clutch as it had done in Toye's; but that was as natural as his puzzled frown over the cryptic allusions of a journal that had dealt fully with the ascertainable facts in previous isbues. Some few emerged between the lines. Henry Craven/ had received his fatal Injuries on the Wednesday of the pre vious week. The thing had happened in his library, at or about half past seven in the evening; but how a cfime, which was apparently a profound mys tery, had been timed to within a min ute of its commission did not appear among the latest particulars. No ar rest had been made. No clue was men tioned, beyond the statement that the police" were still searching for a defi nite instrument with which it was evi dently assumed that the deed had been committed. There was in fact a close description of an unusual weapon, a special constable's very special trun cheon. It had hung as a cherished tro phy on the library wall, from which it was missing, while the very imprint of a silver shield, mounted on the thick end of the weapon, was stated to have been discovered on the scalp of the fractured skull. But that was a little , bit of special reporting, typical of the enterprising sheet that Toye had pro cured. The inquest, merely opened on the Monday, had been adjourned to the day of issue. We must get hold of an evening pa per," said Cazalet. "Fancy his own famous truncheon! He had It jnount ed and inscribed himself, so that it shouldn't be forgotten how he'd fought for law and order at Trafalgar Square! That was the man all over! His voice and manner achieved the excessive indifference which the Eng lish type holds due from itself after any excess of feeling. Toye also was himself again, his alert mind working keenly yet darkly in his acute eyes. "I wonder if it was a murder?" he speculated. "I bet it wasn't a delib erate murder." "What else could it have been?" "Kind of manslaughter. Deliberate murderers don't trust to chance weapons hanging" on their victims' walls." "You forget," said Cazalet, "that he was robbed as well. "Do they claim that?" said Hilton Toye. "I guess I skipped some, wiere does it say anything about his being robbed?" "Here!" Cazalet had scanned the pa per eagerly; his finger drummed upon the place. " 'The police,' " he read out, in some sort of triumph, " 'have now been furnished with a full description of the missing watch and trinkets and the other articles believed to have been taken from the pockets of the de ceased.' What's that but robbery?" "You're dead right," said Toye. "I missed that somehow. Yet who in thunder tracks a man down to rob and murder him in his own home? But when you've braised a man, because you couldn't keep your bands off him, you might deliberately do all the rest to make it seem like the work of thieves." Hilton Toye looked a judge of de liberation as he measured his irrefut able words. He looked something more. Cazalet could not Tear his blue It 4 . it a • • 99 I ATTIRE OF MEXICAN WOMEN an Poorer Class Accept Without Protest Style of Dress Which Custom Hse Dictated te Their Class. As to the women of peons, their dress is generally somber bued and modest No scarlet blanket covers them, but a blue reboso, or shawl, which is generally placed over the head in lien of a hat The women of the poorer classes ac cept, with what to the foreigner seems eyes from the penetrating pair that met them with a somber twinkle, an enlightened gusto, quite uncomforta bly suggestive at such a moment. You aren't a detective, by any chance, are you?" cried Cazalet, with clumsy humor. "No, sir! But I've often thought I wouldn't mind being one," said Toye, chuckling. "I rather figure I might do something at it. If things don't go my way in your old country, and they put up a big enough reward, why, here's a man I knew and a place I know, and I might have a mind to try my hand. They went ashore together, and to the same hotel at Southampton for the night. Midnight found the chance pair with their legs under the same heavy Victorian mahogany, devouring cold beef, ham and pickles as phlegmatical ly as commercial travelers who had never been off the island in their lives. Yet surely Cazalet was less depressed than he had been before landing; the old English ale in a pewter tankard even elicited a few of those anecdotes and piquant comparisons in which his conversation was at its best. It was at its worst on general questions, or on concrete topics not Introduced by himself; and into this category, per haps not unnaturally, fell such further particulars of the Thames Valley mys tery as were to be found in an evening paper at the inn. They included a frag mentary report of the adjourned in quest, and the actual offer of such a reward, by the dead man's firm, for the apprehension of his murderer, as who Hil • • the of on he it a 99 A <£ /<T\s M A \ * If % t H|i< 'll,. 1 /A nri "You Aren't a Detective, by Chance, Are You?" Cried Cazalet. made Toye's eyes glisten in his sa gacious head. But Cazalet, though he had skimmed the many-headed column before sit ting down to supper, flatly declined to discuss the tragedy his first night ashore. CHAPTER III. In the Train. Discussion was inevitable on the way up to town next morning. The two strange friends, planted opposite each other in the first-class smoker, traveled inland simultaneously en grossed in a copious report of the previous day's proceedings at the coro ner's court. The medical evidence was valuable .only as tracing the fatal blow to some such weapon as the missing trun cheon ; the butler's evidence explained that the dinner-hour was seven thirty; that, not five minutes before, he had seen his master come down-stairs and enter the library, where, at seven fifty five, on going to ask if he had heard the gong, he had obtained no answer but found the door locked on the in side; that he had then hastened round by the garden, and in through the French window, to discover the de ceased gentleman lying in his blood. The head gardener, who lived in the lodge, had sworn to having seen a bare-headed man rush past his win dows and out of the gates about the same hour, as he knew by the sound ing of the gong up at the house; they often heard it at the lodge, in warm weather when the windows were open, and the gardener swore that he him self had heard it on this occasion. The footman appeared to have been less positive as to the time of a tele phone call he had answered, thought it was between four and five, but re membered the conversation very well. The gentleman had asked whether Mr. Craven was at home, had been told that he was out motoring, asked when he would be back, told he couldn't say, but before dinner some time, and what name should be given, whereupon the gentleman had rung off without an swering. The footman thought he was a gentleman, from the way he spoke. But apparently the police had not yet succeeded in tracing the call. "Is it a difficult thing to do?" asked Cazalet, touching on this last point early in the discussion, which even he showed no wish to avoid this morning. He had dropped his paper, to find that Toye had already dropped his, and was gazing at the flying English fields of of almost a pathetic resignation, the style of dress which custom has dic tated to their class. There is uo aping of the rich In their attire. Whether it be the fine lace mantilla or the Parisian hat which the far-dlstant-from-her senor ita wears, as in temple or plaza she takes her dainty way, or the pretty frock or delicate shoes, the poor wom an of the peon, or the mujer of the petty shopkeeper, casts no envious glance—but no, thgt would not be tree! with thoughtful puckers about his som ber eyes. "If you ask me," he replied, "I should like to know what wasn't diffi cult connected with the telephone sys tem in this country! Why, you don't have a system, and that's all there is to it. But it's not at that end they'll put the salt on their man." "Which end will it be, then?" "The river end. That hat, or .cap. Do you see what the gardener says about the man who ran out bare headed? If he went and left his hat or his cap behind him, that should be good enough in the long run. Ilfs the very worst thing you can leave. Ever hear of Frans Muller?" Cazalet had not heard of that im portant notoriety, nor did his ignor ance appear to trouble him at all, but it was becoming more and more clear that Toye took an almost unhealthy interest in the theory and practise of violent crime. ^ "Franz Muller," he continued, "left his hat behind him, only that and nothing more, but it brought him to the gallows even though he got over to the other side first He made the mistake of taking a slow steamer, and that's just about the one mistake they never did make at Scotland Yard. Give them a nice, long, plain-sailing stern chase and they get there by bedtime— wireless or no wireless ! " But Cazalet was in no mind to dis cuss other crimes, old or new; and he closed the digression by asserting somewhat roundly that neither hat nor cap had been left behind in the only case that interested him. "Don't be too sure," said Toye. "Even Scotland Yard doesn't show all its hand at once, in the first inquiry that comes along. They don't give out any description of the man that ran away, but you bet it's being cir culated around every police office in the United Kingdom." Cazalet said they would give it out fast enough if they had it to give. By the way, he was surprised to see that the head gardener was the same who had been at Uplande in his father's time; he must be getting'an old man, and no doubt shakier on points of de tail than he would be likely to admit Cazalet instanced the alleged hearing of the gong as in itself an unconvinc ing statement. It was well over a hundred yards from the gates to the house, and there were no windows to open in the hall where the gong would be rung. "I've dreamed of the old spot so often," he said at length. "I'm not thinking of the night before last—I meant in the bush—and now to think of a thing like this happening, there, in the old governor's den, of all places! that an any with I Toye, do my put a I to the pair cold had lives. the his was or by per mys frag in a for as 99 » places! "Seems like a kind of poetic jus tice," said Hilton Toye. "It does. It is!" cried Cazalet, fetching moist yet fiery eyes in from the fields. "I said to you the other night that Henry Craven never was a white man, and I won't unsay it now. Nobody may ever kno w what he's done to bring this upoiÂTni. But those who really knew the man, and suffered for it, can guess the kind of thing! Exactly," murmured - Toye, as though he had just said as much him self. His dark eyes twinkled with de liberation and debate. "How long is it, by the way, that they gave that clerk and friend of yours?" A keen look pressed the startling question; at least, it startled Cazalet. "You mean Scruton? What on earth made you think of him?" "Talking of those who suffered for being the dead man's friends, I guess," said Toye. "Was it fourteen years?" "That was It" "But I guess fourteen doesn't mean fourteen, ordinarily, if a prisoner be haves himself?" 99 - A little more than ten." Then Scruton may be out now?" Just." Toye nodded with detestable aplomb. "That gives you something to chew on," said he. "Of course, I don't say he's our man— "I should think you didn't!" cried Cazalet, white to the lips with sudden fury. - I 9 9 (TO BE CONTINUED.) Fossilized Bacteria. Marvelous as were the discoveries of such prehistoric monsters as the mammoth, the mastodqp and the stego saurus, they are now eclipsed by re cent investigations which show ths most minute microbes and bacteria in fossil form. The ancestors of our modern infectious disease germs and microbes have been found in fossils of the earliest life on earth. FossU bacteria have been discovered in very ancient limestones collected by Dr. Charles D. Walcott secretary of the Smithsonian institution, in Gallatin county, Montana. The bacteria con sist of individual cells and apparent chains of cells which correspond In their physical appearance with the cells of micrococci, a form of bacte ria of today. The world has believed that bacteria were modern forms of life, but now ws are made to realise that they existed in the dawn of work history, many million years ago. The Costly Elevator. Elevator or vertical travel for the multistory factory, floor to average floor, is seldom over 15 feet, yet in traversing that distance, together with starting, stopping, end with the same loading and unloading time, we can travel in the Bame time an equivalent distance of 100 feet horizontally. One factory manager, of an inquiring turn of mind, estimated in his particular plant that the cost of elevator service, wages of operator, power, repairs and time consumed by men using the ele vators, amounted to about 2 per cent of his payroll.—Engineering Magazine. She casts them, but she will not strive to imitate. Is there not some virtue in such non-emulation, or is it but the spirit of a deadened race? Yet this rather somber and unattractive apparel is found more among the peon class; the Indian «iti in some parts of Mexico—as at Tehuantepec—wears a handsome native costume, derived from Aztec days, at holiday time. Never Worth While. What the seif-eeeker finds is never worth while. For New Constitution, ING IS COTTON BILL CREATING A BU REAU OF MARKETS ALSO PASSED. MET SLIGHT OPPOSITION State Senate Paesec Whittington Anti Lobbying Bill, and Lower House Paseed Cotton Bill By Vote of 121 to 5. —Jackson. The Mississippi senate passed the Whittington anti-lobbying bill, which regulates lobbying by statute, and about the same hour the roll call was finished on that measure, the lower house, by a vote of 121 to 6, passed the cotton bill créating a bureau of markets under the direction of the Mississippi department of agriculture and commerce. The sessions of both houses were devoted almost entirely to the consid eration of these measures, considered by many to be among the most impor tant so far presented. The cotton bill met only slight op-1 position in the lower house. It was so amended, before adoption, to pro vide that there shall be only three as sistants in the proposed bureau of markets, each to receive a salary of $1,200 a year. The object is to secure markets for all surplus products raised in this state. The Whittington bill was amended before adoption, but this did not ma terially change the provisions. bill will be hurried over to the house The as soon as engrossed. R. <R. Commission Elects. The Mississippi railroad commission re-elected Dr. F. M. Sheppard as presi dent and James Galceran as secretary. The law imposes a mass of record and clerical work on the railroad commis sion, and this has to be looked after by the secretary. He is required to be a first-class statistician, prepare all assessment rolls on every piece of common carrier property, and appor tion them to every county in the state, or to every county in which the car riers operate. The work multiplies from year to year, the tax on the physical and men tal energies of the secretary is increas- I ed, and it is expected the legislature will be asked to make more adequate provision for taking care of this im portant detail, as the commission not only wants more office space, but a | more capable contingent expense ac count. ! For New Constitution, The Johnson-Yawn constitutional convention bill, introduced in the Sen ate, provides that "a convention to re vise and amend the presest constitu-1 tion of the state, or to enact a new constitution, is hereby called to meet in the hall of the House of Represent atives, in the City of Jackson, at 12 o'clock," on a date to be finally agreed upon. The bill provides for so many delegates from the counties, and so many from the state at large, the ex act number of whom shall be desig-1 uated in the completed MIL It is un derstood tb.e bill is favored by the governor. Representatives of the bureau of animal industry, department of agri culture, employed in this state, have received instructions from Washing ton to procure lists of voters in each county where the tick eradication work has not been taken up, but where in terest is being manifested in the sub ject. The federal officials intend to fur nish these voters with literature ing the value, of the tick eradication work, aud the great impetus it will give to the live stock industry. As a result of 10 years' experience in tick eradication, the federal offi cials in charge of the campaign are convinced that the hearty co-operation of the people themselves is absolutely essential to success. The department of agriculture's representatives in the field, therefore, have been warned of the danger of beginning systematic work in any county before public opin ion is ready to lend vigorous support to the enterprise. It frequently hap pens that a few of the more progres sive farmers are earnest advocates of tick eradication, while the rest of the community may be either indifferent or actually hostile. In a number of instances in tho past when tick eradi cation has been begun under these-cir cumstances it has been found neces-1 sary, after two or three years, for the j federal government to withdraw its men because the results of their work were, to a great extent, nullified by popular indifference. Women May Be On State Boards. Closely following Governor Brewer'* suggestion set forth in his biennia) message, and also approved by Gov ernor Bilbo,, the Mississippi Suffrage Asociation has presented to the Legis lature a memorial asking that women madp eligible to membership orf boards of trustees of educational and eleemosynary institutions. In a large number of states of the Union women are permitted to serve these boards, and the plan ha; worked very satisfactorily. Increase Corn Yield. Many Mississippi farmers Are pre paring, not only to increase their com yields for this year, tut to beat their neighbors' corn crops and wia a valu able prize. These men are members of-the State Corn Improvement Asso ciation, which was organized two years ago at the A. & M. College Farmers' Roundup. Moss Point.—The plant of the Moss Point Fertilizer Company was totally destroyed by fire, the origin of which not been determined. F V»:. ^ Oneida Community •S» f Par PIfcU» Silverware Save the Trade-Mark Signature 1 Skinners Macaroni Products nd get a complete set of Oneida Commu* ity Far Plate Silverware FREE. SendcouDon below with your name and address will tellyou all aboutit Also tell you aboutthe ni we x\ Nine Kinds of Skinner's Products ft A '3 Macaroni,Spaghetti,Egg Noodles,Cut Macaroni, Cut Spaghetti, Elbows, Soup Rings, Alpha- A betos and Vermicelli. Can be cooked 58 different way*. Oe take« the place of high Buy Skinner's Products by the packages. Cheaper. All good grocers sell Skinner's - Product*. Save the trade-mark signatures. Send Ï coupon today. V* 5* Y helpful food that meat. ? / s. > Wl-Ce. Oasis, Nah. A r PI««»« send o*s WJP//Æ W foil information r-'WS/f ^ hoir I can obtain yy/Æ Æ Oneida Commanitr Par W Plate Silverware PRES with Skinner'* Macaroni Skinner Mff. Co. Largoot Macaroni Factory m America J Dept. F Ag Omaha J&Zfl Neb. Ai Product*. ✓ ^ Addrro* State | body can understand?" we asked, | pie understood them so darned well that they wouldn't buy them." Art Talk. Why do you paint pictures that eo I'll tell you," replied the artist. I used to paint the other kind, and peo ■ I Important to Mothers Examine carefully every bottle of CASTORIA, a safe and sure remedy for infants and children, and see that it Bears the _ I Signature of ( y ^ y In Use for Over 30 Years. Children Cry for Fletcher's Castoria SCANDAL QUICK TO SPREAD | ___ I pie have cottages in Brown county, to which they gc tc spend the week-end. Among these are Mr. and Mrs. H-, who have a cozy log house on a hill Bide near Nashville. Mr. H | of a PlPQ. particularly of a cob pipe. The other day, having mislaid or lost his solace of his resting hours, he called his boy-of-all work and said: "Josh, go to the grocery and get me I a cob pipe. Well, get two while you're | at it and pick out good ones, with the pipes in his hand, he was hailed by a group of acquaintances: 'Hello, Josh, where, did you get them pipes?" j ' "Mr. H-sent me fur 'em." 1 missus. Dinged if I knew before that she smoked." Brown county hills that Mrs. H smokes a cob pipe.—Indianapolis News. How It Comes That Indianapolis Lady Is Unjustly Accused of Smok ing Cob Pipe. Quite a number of Indianapolis peo is fdhd ■ As Josh came out of th6 grocery Sent y' fur two?" Yep." Well, one of 'em mus' be fer the - And now the news is abroad in the Naughty cal. "What is the difference between port and starboard?" asked the boy. "Port is the left hand and star board the right," replied his father. Why do you ask?" "Oh, nothing much, only Tommy Jones got fresh, and I landed a port on his starboard eye." show- ■ $1,300 a year for each man in regular army at the present time. It costs Great Britain on an avarago California's mining properties last year numbered 65î, of which 277 are gold mines. m m There's a body, a crisp ness and true corn fla vour to the New Post Toasties that are unequaled .by any other corn flake. ï Ordinary, common-place corn-flakes" do not appeal to one after having once enjoyed the surprising good ness of these superior bits of toasted corn meats. Try the New Post Toasties-- - your grocer has them now. — Whn Owned the Train? Passenger (tc colored porter)—Ex cuse me, but plcasb tell me when the breakfast car opens— Colored Porter—We'vo just had our coffee and rolls, so it's all ready for the guests now.—Judge. Whenever You Need a General Tonic Take Grove's The Old Standard Grove's Tasteless chill Tonic is equally valuable as a Gen eral Tonic because it contains the well known tonic properties of QUININE and IRON. Malaria, Enriches the Blood and Builds up the Whole System. 50 cents. It acts on the Liver, Drives out CLEARED UP THE MYSTERY Disgruntled Hotel Guest Had Satisfac tion of Finding Out Where Hie Towel Had Gone. A traveling man with headquarters in Columbus and who makes many vil lages in Ohio, tells the following about a small town in the southern part of the state: "I got up one morning, and, of course, thero was no towel in my room, just because I was in a hurry. So I had to go down in the public lava tory and wash. A jovial, fat fellow was sitting across from me at breakfast, and when he noticed my disposition, for I was sore about that towel, he said, 'What's the matter, sleep well?* "I told him my troubles. "'Say, I've solved that problem,' he exclaimed. 'Why don't you do at I do? When there's no towel in my room, I just slip into the adjoining room and take the other fellow's, while he's asleep. I had to do that this morning, and fortunately the door next to mine was unlocked.' 'What's the number of your room?* " 'Fourteen.' " 'Then I kndw where my towel went.' "—Columbus Dispatch. Can't Stop 'Em. "The custom of making New Year's calls has gone completely out of fash ion, hasn't it?" "Yes, and it's a mighty good thing it has. I cnly wish tho bill collectors would abandon their custom of making calls on the second of January. ■ Much Like One. Mrs. Benham—I brought down the house. Benham—Ycu talk like a cyclone. All bachelors in Germany are now being taxed according to their in comes.