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Illustrations By
Copyright UBS by Tba Bobbs-Msrriu Oompu*.
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
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
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
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
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
They had ridden about a mile, when
Cooke checked his horse with an ex
“There's somebody coming like the
devil was after him. It must be Gill
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
“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
”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
"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
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,
“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
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«
"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
“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.
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
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
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
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
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
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.
Favorite Remedy, Recommended
By Colorado Agricultural
Collcse la Arsenic
Bran Mush.
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
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.
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
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
Henpeck (absently)—Hot water.
Less Lavish.
. "I saw ‘Uncle Tom’s Cabin* played
“1 think I’ll read the book.’’
‘‘Yon may be disappointed. The
book mentions only one little Eva and
one Lawyer Marks.”—Louisville Cour
Opinions Aired.
‘‘WTere the commencement exercises
“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
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.
There’s solid satisfac
tion and delightful re
freshment in a glass of
Served with Sugar and
a little Lemon.
Postum contains the
natural food elements of
field grains and is really
a food drink that relieves
fatigue and quenches the
Pure, Wholesome, Delicious
"There’s a Reason”
nettle Creek, Mlek.
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