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| BROWN JUG i CZ. I ATI- l KILDARE (MEREDITH NICHOLSON Illustrations By RAY WALTERS —I—uP-y— Copyright UBS by Tba Bobbs-Msrriu Oompu*. 23 SYNOPSIS. Thomas Ardmore and Henry Maine Griswold stumble upon Intrigue when the et'ivornors of North and South Carolina ♦re reported to have quarreled. Griswold ♦Hies himself with Barbara Osborne, daughter of the governor of South Caro lina. while Ardmore espouses the causa of Jerry 1 •angcrfield, daughter of the gov ernor of North Carolina. These two ladles «r« trying to fill the shoes of their fa thers. while the latter are missing. Both states are In a turmoil over one Apple height. an outlaw with great political In fluence. Unaware of each other’s posi tion. both Griswold and Atdmore set out to make tho other prosecute. Both have forces scouting the border. Griswold cap tures Applowelght, but Jerry finds him ana takes him to Ardsley, her own pris oner. Griswold and Barbara, while In vestigating tho outlaw's disappearance, meet Ardmore nnd Jerry, the latter re ^*aJ8i presence of Applowelght at Ardsley. Ardmoro arrests a man on Ills Property who says he Is Gov. Osborne. Meanwhile another man Is arrested ns ^hPlewelght by the South Carolina mil CHAPTER XVI. Th* Flight of Gillingwater. "It will be better for me to break the news to Col. Gillingwater," said Jerry, ‘‘and you must go and and meet the troops yourself, with Mr. Cooke and that amusing Mr. Collins. There is no telling what effect my tid ings will have on Rutherford, or what he will decldo to do. He has never before been so near trouble ns he Is now. and I may have to give him his first aid to the injured when he finds out that the South Carolina troops aro on Raccoon creek, all ready to march upon our sacred soil.” “Rut suppose your adjutant general shouldn't go back to his troops after he sees you. then what am I to do?” “If you don't see him by ten o'clock you will take personal command and exercise your ow n discretion as to the best method of landing Appleweight In a South Carolina jail. After that we must find papa, and It will bo up to him to satisfy the new’spapers and ftis constituents with some excuse for his strange disappearance.” Collins had come from Raleigh on the evening train, and he had solemn ly assured Ardmore that the present 6tate of affairs could not be maintain ed another 24 hours. He had ex hausted all his professional resources, and the North Carolina newspapers of all shades of opinion were clamoring for the truth, and were insisting that, for the honor and dignity of the state. Gov. Hangerfleld should show himself In Raleigh. “We’ve got to find Dangerfleld or bust. Now, where is that eminent statesman, Ardmore? You can't tell me yor. don’t know; hut if you don’t. Miss C'angorfield does, and she’s got to to*i. ’ ' She hasn't the slightest idea, but If ».ho newspapers find out that he's reully and truly missing, he will have to show up; but first we've got to take Appleweight off that case of Chateau Rizet and lodge him In the Jail at Turner Court House, and let Gov. Os borne have the odium of incarcerating the bfg chief of the border, to whom he is under the greatest political ob ligations." nut It's all over the country now that Osborne hasn't been seen In Co lumbia since he ami Dangerfleld bad that row in New Orleans. Crunks are turning up everywhere, pretending to W governors of various states, and old Dangerfleld Is seen on all the out gcing steamers. There's been nothing like it since the kidnaping of Charley floes.” Ardmore drew on his riding glove reflectively, and a delighted grin 11 lumlnnted his countenance. "I caught a lunatic down on the Itaecoon this afternoon who said he was the governor of South Carolina, ■nd J locked him up ” "Well, he mar be Osborne,” re marked Collins, with Journalistic hub pfeion. And he may be a SwUa admiral or rhe king of Mars. I guess I'm a gov ernor myself, and I know what a gov ernor looks like and acts like*—you can t fool mo. I put this irnpos’nr where he’ll have a chance to study as tronomy to-night.” "Then he isn't on that case of Cha ff nu Hizet with Apple-weight?” No; I locked him in a corn-crib tin fd I get time to study bis credentials Come along now!” Ardmore, CY,lllns rtnd Cooke rode rapidly away through ths vide gates of the estate along the Sapphire road, over which, by bis last bulletin, the • djutaut general of North Carolina wag marching his troops. They had left Cookes men with Paul's fores ers to guard the house and to picket the banks of ltaccoon In the imm<-j ate neighborhood of the camp o! the South Carolinians • "? guess those fellows can hold em till morning.” said rooks. “Wo ve got » lenn up the whole business bj to morrow night. You «Dt htvi two states at war with each other thia way without shaking up the universe, and If federal troops come down here to straighten things out It won't be funny.” They had ridden about a mile, when Cooke checked his horse with an ex clamation. “There's somebody coming like the devil was after him. It must be Gill ingwater.” They drew rein and waited, the quick patter of hoofs ringing out sharply in tho still night. The moon light gave them a fair sweep of the road, and they at once saw a horse man galloping rapidly toward them. “Lordy, the man's on flre!” gasped Ardmore. “By George, you’re right!” mutter ed Collins, moving nervously In his saddle. “It’s a human sunburst.” “It’s only his gold braid," explained the practical Cooke. Seeing three men drawn across the road, the horseman began to check his flight. “Men!" he shouted, as his horse pawed the air with Its forefeet, "Is this the road to Ardsloy?" “Right you are,” yelled Cooke, and they were nware of a flash, a glitter that startled and dazzled tho eye, and Col. Rutherford GUlingwater thunder ed on. They rode on and saw presontly the lights of camp-fires, and a little later were ceremoniously halted at the road side by an armed guard. It had been arranged that Collins, who had once been a second llouten ant in tho Georgia militia, should be presented ns an officer of tho regular army, detailed as special aide to Gov. Dangerfield during the encampment, and that in case GUlingwater failed to return promptly he should take com mand of tho North Carolina forces. An open field had been seized for the night's camp, and tho tents al ready shone white in tho moonlight. The three men introduced themselves to tho militia officers, and Collins ex pressed their regret that thoy had missed the adjutant general. Gov. Dangerfield wished you to move your force on to Ardsley should we fall to meet Col. Gillingwatcr; and you had better strike your tents and be in readiness to advance in case he doesn’t personally return with orders.” Capt. Collins, as he bad designated himself, apologized for not being in uniform. ”1 lost my baggage train,” he laugh ed, “and Gov. Dangerfield Is so anx ious not to miss this opportunity to settle the Applewelght caae that I hur ried out to meet you with these gen tlemen.” "Applewelght!” exclaimed the group of officers in amazement. "None other than the great Apple weight!” responded Collins. "The governor has him in his own hands at last, and is going to carry him across the border and Into a South Carolina bastile, as a little pleasantry on the governor of South Carolina." The militia officers gave the neces sary orders for breaking the half ■%a Belaboring the Mules Furiously. formed camp, and then turned their attention to the entertainment of their guests. Ardmore kept track of the time, and promptly at ten o’clock Col lins rose from the log by the roadside where they had been sitting. "We must obey the governor's or ders. gentlemen,” said Collins courte I ously, “and march at once to Ardsley. | 1, you understand, am only a courier, i and your guest for the present.” j If yoTi pleas**,” asked Cooke, when the line had begun to move forward, “what Is ttint wagon over there?" He pointed to a mule team hitched to a quartermaster's wagon that a n**gro was driving into position across the rough field. It was piled high with luggage, a pyramid that rose j blaek against the heavens. One of j the militia officers, evidently greatly annoyed, bawled to the driver to get back out of the wav “Pardon me,” said Collins politely, | *buf Is that your ^ersoael baggage, gentlemen'’” “That belongs to Col. nilflngwater,” | remarked the quartermaster. “The rest of us have a suit case apiece.” The pyramidal baggage wagon had | gained the road hehind them, and lin I grred uncertainly, with the drlvo I asleep and waiting for order*. The j conspirators were about to gallop for j ward to I he head of the moving col j iimn, when Collins pointed across the abandoned camp ground to where a horseman who had evidently mado a I wide detour of the advancing column, I rode madly toward the baggage wagon "The gentleman s tiylng to kill his j horse, I should Judge,” murmured Ard more. "Py .Jove!" "It’s fJIlltngwater!” chorused the trio. The rider in his haste had over looked the men In the mad. Ho dash **d through the wide opening in the fence, left hy the militiamen, took the ditch ly the roadside at a leaD. wafceatf the sleeping driver on tht wagon with a roar, and himself leaped upon the box and began turning th« horses. "What do you think he’s doing?" asked Cooke. "He’s In a hurry to get back to mother’s cooking,” replied Ardmore. "He’s seen Miss Dangerfleld and learned that war la at band, and he’s Rolfig to get his clothes out of danger. Lordy! Listen to him slashing the mules!” “But you don't think—” The wagon had swung round, and already was in rapid flight. Collins howled in glee. “Come on! We can’t miss a show like this!” “Leave the horses then! There’s a hill there that will break his neck. We’d better stop him If we can!" cried Cooke, dismounting. They threw their reins to the driver of the wagon, who had been brushed from his seat by the Impatient adju tant general, and was chanting weird ly to himself at the roadside. The wagon, piled high with trunks and boxes, was dashing forward, OI1 lingwater belaboring the mules furi ously, and, hearing the shouts of strange pursuers, ycsllng at the team in a voice shrill with fear. ( ome on, boys!” shouted Ardmore, thoroughly aroused, “catch the spy and traitor!” The road dipped down Into the shad dow of a deep cut, where the moon's rays but feebly perpetrated, and where the flow of spring^ had softened the surface; but the pi/ysuers were led on by the rumble of the wagon, which swung from side to side perilously, the boxes swinging about noisily and toppling threateningly at the apex. Down the sharp d*clivity the wagon plunged like a ship bound for the bot tom of the sea. i ne pursuers bent gamely to their task In the rough road, with Cooke slightly in the lead. Suddenly he shouted warningly »o the others, as something rose darkly above them like a black cloud, and a trunk fell with a mighty crash only a few feet ahead of them. The top had been shaken off in the fall, and into It head first plunged Ardmore. “There's another coming!” yelled Collins, and a much larger trunk struck and split upon a rock at the roadside. Clothing of many kinds strewed the highway. A pair of trou sers, flung fiercely iftto the air, caught on the limb of a tree, shook free like a banner, and hung there somberly etched against the stars. Ardmoro crawled out of the trunk, screaming with delight. Tfce fra grance of toilet water broke freshly upon the air. “It's his ammunition!” bawled Ard more, rubbing his head where he had struck the edge of a tray. “Ills scent bottles are smashed and It’s only by the grace of Providence that I huven’t cut myself on broken glass.” They went down the road, stum bling now and then over a bit of debris from the vanished wagon. “It’s like walking on carpet,” ob served Cooke, picking up a feathered chapeau. “I didn t know there were so many clothes in all the world.” They abandoned the idea of farther pursuit on reaching a trunk standing on end, from which a uniform dress coat drooped sadly. “This is not our trouble; it’s his trouble. I guess he’s struck a smooth er road down there. We’d better go back,” said Cook< v In a moment ft ey had climbed the hill nnd were in hot pursuit of the ad jutant general s abandoned army. (TO HE CONTINUED.) Southern Gold and Southern Cotton. Before 1S49 the south furnished the chief gold fields of tho country, but since that date the south has not been In the running. This section has been outclassed by California, by Colorado by Nevnda, and last but not least by Alaska. In the last fiscal year Alabama produced gold to the value of $11,200 and silver to the value of $200. This state was outranked In gold produc tion In order by North Carolina, Georgia, and South Carolina, but no one of them turned out enough gold to make the round figure of $100, 000. The entire production of gold in the south In the last year was $250. 400 and $272,000 In silver. Nearly all tho silver was mined In Texan. It Is pretty plain that Alabama and all the rest of the south can get more gold out of the sol! via the cotton boll than it can dig out in the gold mhies proper. The climate and the soil can In that way he coined Into gold. Tho method Is a trifle more circuitous, but it yields In cotton alono more money nine times over than do all tho gold fields In the country, for tho total I yield of gold in the last fiscal year i In this country was but $94,560,000.— Birmingham Age-Herald. Woodpecker’s Foresight. In California the woodpecker stores , acorns away, although he tu-ver eats them. He bores several hoP*s, differ ing slightly in size, at the fall of the year, invariably in a pine tree. The* he finds an acoin, which lie adjust* i to of the holes prepared for Its reception. But he does not ent the ar.hrn, for pg a ruio be Is not r. vegetarian. Ills object ,'n storing away the acorns ex hiblts foresight and a knowledge of results more akin to reason than to instinct. The succeeding winter the acorn remain intact, hut i* coming saturated are predisposed Co decay when they are attacked by maggot*, which a#*rn to de* ght in this special food. It is then that the woodpecker reaps tho harvest hla wisdom has provided, | at a time when tho ground, being cov ered with snow, he would experience , difficulty otherwise in obtaining suit • able or rclatablo food WAGON BED CONVERTED INTO DIFFERENT USES Agriculturist Has Often Found It Hardship to Be Obliged to Buy or Build Number of Vehicles Required on Farm. A convertible wagon bed which can be changed Into 15 different kinds of bodies for different uses around a farm, without adding to It or taking from It a Blngle plote, has been de signed and Is undoubtedly the most radical Improvement made In farm wagons for a decade, says Popular Me chanics. In a few minutes It can be trans formed from a hay rack Into a wagon for carrying live stock, and with equal quickness It can be converted Into a vehlclo for carrying a large number of passengers who can be provided with I ■ " 1 ■ ■ The agriculturist has often found it a hardship to be obliged to buy or build a number of wagons for the multifari ous requirements incident to the op eration of a farm. The wagon that could serve to carry boxes or crated vegetables and berries to market would not be of any use when haying time came around. When It was neces sary to carry calves or live stock, still another wagon must be called Into service. While reapers, threshers, and other farm Implements have been continually Improved, the farm wagon has ee I Uale*dlB( Com ■ - I h U>«toch B«d J w ci wtof« Kattr4«d lot U»« u Hay Rack Pwty Waco* I L Wf— [JAj « Hay lUck Q Wtag» FrMrd Otar (or nogs. Sharp, (u. A Wagon Bed sf Many Uses. comfortable seats along the sides for mained practically at a standstill. Pen picnicking, etc. haps the fact that the automobile has The remarkable versatility of th$ made such wonderful progress has new wagon bed Is secured by hinged served to overshadow the humble beast malleable Iron pieces attached to the of burden and his reliable wagon Old sides. These support two folding sec- Dobbin may be a second rater now tlons on each side. The strain which but he will continue for some time to 3 put upon these piece* when heavy fill his particular sphere of endeavor loads are placed on the wagon makes with a faithfulness which the mo lt imperative that they should bo of tor car ccauot always bo relied upon strong, dependable material. to give. RIDDING FARM | I OF GRASSHOPPER Favorite Remedy, Recommended By Colorado Agricultural Collcse la Arsenic Bran Mush. _ <By S. ARTHUR JOHNSON, Colorado Agricultural College.) In spite of tho fact that a groat deal of work has been done by exper iment 9 stations on grasshoppers, no royal road to control has yet been found. Each attack has to be con sldered on Its own merits and relief sought through tho most promising channel. One of tho favorite remedies Is ar senic bran mash. This Is made by mixing one pound of white arsenic with 25 pounds of bran. The ar senic Is so near the color of the I flour In the bran that It Is not easy to - tell when the mixing Is well done. To • overcome this difficulty, the arsenic I may first be collected by adding a lit tle dry paint. After the bran and arsenic are well mixed they should be moistened with water. Put In Just enough to make the particles stick together. This mixture should be scattered where the grasshoppers aro thickest. If the insects are Invading a garden or potato patch, it is well to scatter the bran mash about the borders. In the fields of alfalfa or grain, the bran should be scattered whero the grasshoppers congregate on ditch banks and dry places. All the In sects will not find and eat it, but many will and often the crop can be fairly well protected. The writer has never used this preparation against young grasshoppers, but some larraers state that the crops may be completely pro tected by its use, while others claim that they will not eat it. Of course, it will not do to scatter his substance whero chickens will be likely to pick it up, and none of the mixture must be left whero do mestic animals are apt to get It or be fed from the vessel. Good Exercise. There is no harm In pigs rooting if they are In a field where rooting will do no harm. Pigs can secure much feed by rooting and the exercise will do them good. Where troublesome roots Infest the soil they will often eradicate them If allowed to do so. The fattening hog should not be al lowed to root, as the exercise con sumes too much feed and energy. TILE DRAINS IN CLAY SOIL a drained soi! 33v «undraincd soil BSC * soil undrained wAen drains are 100* feet ap\rtf Met' drained when they are SO feet apart The Illustration shown herewith Is from a bulletin of the Ontario De partment of Agriculture and shows how the water table of the soil de pends on the location of drains. If In n field that Is underdrained three feet d»:*»p a number of holes are dug It would he observed after a heavy rain that In those nearest the drains no water would remain. In the hole sit uated half way between the drains at C would hold considerable wafer for a few days. In a clay In fairly good condition It ill be found that the slope of the , water table Is about 1 foof In 25. in ' loam 1 foot In about 33. The lllus tratlon represents a clay soli with draftis A and LJ 100 fret apart. Wells are dug 12.5 feet apart. At the end of 48 hours after a heary rain the water will stand about as indicated by zig-zag llnea. lb a gradient, of about * In 25, and hence will he two feet deeper In the centre well than at eith er drain. Hence If the drains are three feet deep there will be three feet of drained soil over A and P, hut only one foot nt X. Capillarity and soil resistance to water flow piny an Important part In holding the water highest hnlf way between the drain*, and tho gradient 1 In 25 represents their combined strength In day, hence after this gradient Is reached drainage becomes very, very slow, and the water table stands In this irregu lar shape until lowered by evaporation from the noil and plant*. Put during tbe months of April, May and some I times June, when the rains supply nt the surface all the water needed for evaporation, non* la drawn from be low for iiila purpose, hence during the esrly months of growth the water stands as Indicated by the dotted line AXH. Consequently root development Is hampered at X. as X foot of soil Is not enough. There are two ways to remedy the defect, either to dig A and B deeper or els* put a druJv at C half way between. .... . & r .A & tem team of suFFZsnro. Restoret at Laat to Perfect Health hr Doom's KMmcjt Pills. Mr*. Narclssa Waggoner. Carter ▼llle. 111., says: "For over ten year* I suffered terribly with backaches, head aches, nervous and diszy spells. The kidney secretions were unnatural and gave me great trou ble. One day I sud denly fell to the floor, where I lay for a long time uncon scious. Three doc tors wno treated me diagnosed my case as paralysis and said they could do nothing more for me. As a last resort, I began using Doan's Kidney Pills and was permanently cured. I am stronger than before In years.” Remember the name—Doan’s. For sale by all dealers. 50 cents ft box. Foster-MIlburn Co., Buffalo. N. Y. A* New Version. Lawyers have a peculiar system of abbreviation, such words as trustees, executors being cut down to trees, exors, and admors. This practise led to an amusing slip on the part of a solicitor, who, somewhat late in life, abandoned his profession and entered the church. A few Sundays after his ordination he startled his congrega tion while reading the lesson by deliv ering one of the passages as follows: "I see men as trustees walking.” A Flve-Cent Washwoman. In Evanston, Illinois, washwomen get from $2 to $2.50 per day, and car fare to and from work. Five years ago they got $1.50 a day. Naturally wash day is an expensive day there. But now women everywhere are learn ing of a wash-day worker that only costs a nickel. Easy Task laundry soap does half the work all by Itself, saves money, saves time, saves fuel, saves health and saves clothing. Many women say it solves the servant problem. SOMETIMES. Henderson—When a man marries he keeps his wife in dresses, hats, shoes—in fact, everything she needs. W hat does a wife keep her husband In? Henpeck (absently)—Hot water. Less Lavish. . "I saw ‘Uncle Tom’s Cabin* played recently.” "So?** “1 think I’ll read the book.’’ ‘‘Yon may be disappointed. The book mentions only one little Eva and one Lawyer Marks.”—Louisville Cour ier-Journal. Opinions Aired. ‘‘WTere the commencement exercises Interesting?” “Very. The time was divided be tween advice from public men on the selection of a career and suggestions from graduates on how to run the government.” Game. The Creditor—Will you pay this bill now, or never? The Debtor—Mighty nice of you to give me my choice, old scout. I choose never. Summer Comfort There’s solid satisfac tion and delightful re freshment in a glass of Iced Postum Served with Sugar and a little Lemon. 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