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SYNOPSIS.
Miss Innes, spinster and guardian ol
Gertrude and Halsey, established stun
ner headquarters at Sunnyside. Arnold
Armstrong was found shot to death In
the hall. Gertrude and her fiance, Jack
Bailey, had conversed In the billiard
room shortly before the murder. Detec
tive Jamieson accused Miss Innes of hold
ing back evidence. Cashier Bailey of Paul
Armstrong's hank, defunct, was arrested
for embezzlement. Paul Armstrong’s
death was announced. Halsey’s fiancee,
Louise Armstrong, told Halsey that while
■he still loved him, she was to marry an
other. It developed that Dr. Walker was
the man. Louise was found unconscious
at the bottom of the circular staircase.
Site said something had brushed by her
in the dark on the stairway and she
fainted. Bailey is suspected of Arm
strong’s murder. Thomas, the lodgekeep
er, was found dead with a note in his
pocket bearing the name “Lucien Wal
lace." A ladder found out of place deep
ens the mystery. The stables were
burned, and in the dark Miss Innes shot
an intruder. Halsey mysteriously disap
peared. i iis auto was found wrecked by
a freight train. It developed Halsey had
an argument in the library with a woman
before his disappearance. New cook dis
appears. Miss Innes learned Halsey was
alive. Dr. Walker’s face becomes livid
at mention of the name of Nina Carring
ton. Evidence was secured from a tramp
that a man, supposedly Halsey, had been
bound and gagged and thrown Into an
empty box car. Gertrude was missing.
Hunting for her, Miss Innes ran into a
man and fainted. A confederate of Dr.
Walker confessed his part in the mys
tery. He stated that the Carrington wo
man had been killed, that Walker feared
her, and that he believed that Paul Arm
strong had been killed by a hand guided
by Walker. Halsey was found in a dis
tant hospital. Paul Armstrong was not
dead.
CHAPTER XXXI.—Continued.
The slip had said “chimney." It
was the qnly clue, and a house as
large as Sunnyside was full of them.
There was an open fireplace In my
dressing room, but none in the bed
room, and as I lay there, looking
around, I thought of something that
made me sit up suddenly. The trunk
room, just over my head, had an open
fireplace and a brick chimney, and
yet there was nothing of the kind in
my room. I got out of bed and ex
amined the opposite wall closely.
There was apparently no flue, and I
knew there was none In the hall just
beneath. The house was heated by
steam, as I have said before. In the
living room was a huge open fireplace,
but it was on the other side.
Why did the trunkroom have both
a radiator and an open fireplace?
Architects 'were not usually erratic.
It was not 15 minutes before I was up
stairs, armed with a tape-measure in
lieu of a foot-rule, eager to justify Mr.
Jamieson’s opinion of my intelligence,
and firmly resolved not to tell him of
my suspicion until I had more than
theory to go on. The hole in the
trunkroom wall still yawned there, be
tween the chimney and the outer wall.
I examined it again, with no new re
sult. The space between the brick
wall and the plaster and lath one,
however, had a new significance. The
hole showed only one side of the chim
ney, and I determined to investigate
vH what lay in the space on the other
side of the mantel.
I had a blister on my palm when
at last the hatchet went through and
fell with what sounded like the report of
a gun to my overstrained nerves. I sat
on a trunk, waiting to hear Liddy fly
up the stairs, with the household be
hind her, like the tail of a comet. But
nothing happened, and with a growing
feeling of uncanniness I set to work
enlarging the opening.
The result was absolutely nil. When
I could hold a lighted candle in the
opening I saw precisely what I had
seen on the other side of the chimney
—a space between the true wall and
the false one, possibly seven feet long
and about three feet wide. It was in
no sense of the word a secret cham
ber, and it was evident it had not
been disturbed since the house was
built. It was a supreme disappoint
ment.
It had been Mr. Jamieson’s idea
that the hidden room, if there was
one, would be found somewhere near
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that he had once investigated the en
tire length of the clothes chute, hang
ing to a rope, with this in view. I
was reluctantly about to concede that
he had been right, when my eyes fell
on the mantel and fireplace. The lat
ted had evidently never been used;
it was closed with a metal fire front,
and only when the front refused to
move, and investigation showed that
it was not intended to be moved, did
my spirits revive.
I hurried into the next room. Yes,
sure enough, there was a similar man
tel and fireplace there, similarly
closed. In both rooms the chimney
flue extended well out from the wall.
I measured with the tape-line, my
hands trembling so that I could
scarcely hold it. They extended two
feet and a half into each room, which
with the three feet of space between
the two partitions, made eight feet to
be accounted for. Eight feet in one
direction and almost seven in the oth
er—what a chimney it was!
But I had only located the hidden
room. I was not in it, and no amount
of pressing on the carving of the
wooden mantels, no search of the
floors for loose boards, none of the
customary methods availed at all.
That there was a means of entrance,
and probably a simple one, I could be
certain. But what? What would I
find if I did get in? Was the detect
ive right, and were the bonds and
money from the Traders’ bank there?
Or was our whole theory wrong?
Would not Paul Armstrong have taken
his booty with him? If he had not,
and if Dr. Walker was in the secret,
he would have known bow to enter
the chimney room. Then—who had
dug' the other hole In the false parti
tion?
CHAPTER XXXII. '
Anna Watson's Story.
Liddy discovered the fresh break
in the trunkroom wall while we were
kt luncheon, and Tan shrieking down
the Btairs. She (mantained that,’ aa
she entered, unseen hands had been
"I Heard a Sad and Pitiful Narrative."
digging at the piaster; that they had
stopped when she went in, and she
had felt a gust of cold damp air. In
support of her story she carried In
my wet and muddy boots, that I had
unluckily forgotten to hide, and held
them out to the detective and myself.
“What did I tell you?” she said
dramatically. “Look at ’em. They’re
yours, Miss Rachel—and covered with
mud and soaked to the tops. I tell
you, you can scofT all you like; some
thing has been wearing your shoes.
As sure as you sit there, there's the
smell of the graveyard on them. How
do we know they weren’t tramping
through the Casanova churchyard last
night, and sitting on the graves!”
Mr. Jamieson almost choked to
death. “I wouldn’t be at all surprised
if they were doing that very thing,
Liddy,” he said, when he got his
breath. “They certainly look like it.”
I think the detective had a plan
on which he was working, but which
was meant to be a coup. But things
went so fast there was no time to
carry it into effect. The first thing
that occurred was a message from
the Charity hospital that Mrs. Wat
son was dying and had asked for me.
I did not care much about going.
There is a sort of melancholy plea
sure to be had out of a funeral, with
ii.8 yuiup ana ceremony, Dut l snrank
from a death-bed. However, Liddy
got out the black things and the crepe
veil I keep for such occasions, and I
went. I left Mr. Jamieson and the
day detective going Over every inch
of the circular staircase, pounding,
probing and measuring. I was inward
ly elated to think of the surprise I was
going to give them that night; as it
turned out, I did surprise them—al
most into spasms.
I drove from the train to the Chari
ty hospital, and was at once taken
to a ward. There, in a gray-walled
room in a high iron bed, lay Mrs. Wat
son. She was very weak, and she
only opened her eyes and looked at
me when I sat down beside her. I
was conscience-stricken. We had been
so engrossed that I had left this poor
creature to die without even a word
of sympathy.
The nurse gave her a stimulant,
and in a little while she was able to
talk. So broken and half-coherent,
however, was her story that I shall
tell it in my own way. In an hour
from the time I entered the Charity
hospital I had heard a sad and pitiful
narrative, and had seen a woman slip
into the unconsciousness that is only
a step from death. /
Briefly, then, the housekeeper’s
story was this:
She was almost 40 years old, and
had been the sister-mother of a large
family of children. One by one they
had died, and been buried beside their
parents in a little town in the middle
west. There was only one sister left,
the baby, Lucy. On her the older girl
had lavished all the love of an impul
sive and emotional nature. When
Anne, the elder, was 32 and Lucy 19,
a young man had come to the town.
He was going east, after spending the
summer at a celebrated ranch in Wy
oming—one of those places where
wealthy men send worthless and dis
sipated sons for a season of temper
ance, fresh air and hunting. The
sisters, of course, knew nothing of
this, and the young man’s ardor rath
aw An wwi fiitrnvr Tn n tif AW/1
seven years before, Lucy Haswell had
married a young man whose name was
given as Aubrey Wallace.
Anne Haswell had married a car
penter in her native town and was a
widow. For three months everything
went fairly well. Aubrey took his
bride to Chicago, where they lived at
a hotel. Perhaps the very unsophisti
cation that had charmed him in Val
ley Mill jarred on him in the city. He
had been far from a model husband,
even for the three months, and when
he disappeared Anne was almost
thankful. It was different with the
young wife, however. She drooped
and fretted, and on the birth of her
baby boy she had died. Anne took the
child and named him Lucien.
Anne had had no children of her
own, and on Lucien she had lavished
all her aborted maternal Instinct. On
one thing she was determined, how
ever: That was that Auhrey Wallace
should educate hie hoy. It was apart
of her devotion to the Child that she
should be ambitious tar him; he
must have every opportunity. And so
she came east. She drifted around,
doing plain sewing and keeping a
home somewhere always for the boy.
Finally, however, she realized that
her only training had been domestic,
and she put the boy in an Episco
palian home, and secured the posi
tion of housekeeper to the Arm
strongs. There she found Lucien’s
father, this time under his own name.
It was Arnold Armstrong.
I gathered that there was no par
ticular enmity at that time in Anne’s
mind. She told him of the boy, and
threatened exposure if he did not pro
vide for him. Indeed, for a time, he
did so. Then he realized that Lucien
was the ruling passion in this lonely
woman’s life. He found out where
the child was hidden, and threatened
to take him away. Anne was frantic.
The positions became reversed.
Where Arnold had given money for
Lucien’s support, as the years went
on he forced money from Anne Wat
son instead until she was always pen
niless. The lower Arnold sank in the
scale, the heavier his demands be
came. With the rupture between him
and his family things were worse.
Anne took the child from the home
and hid him in a farmhouse near
Casanova, on the Claysburg road.
There she went sometimes to see the
boy, and there he had taken fever.
The people were Germans, and he
called the farmer’s wife grossmutter.
He had grown into a beautiful boy,
auu ue was an amio uau iu live iui.
The Armstrongs left for California,
and Arnold’s persecutions began anew.
He was furious over the child’s dis
appearance and she was afraid he
would do her some hurt. She left the
big house and went down to the lodge.
When I had rented Sunnyside, how
ever, she had thought the persecutions
would stop. She had applied for the
position of housekeeper and secured it.
That had been on Saturday. That
night Louise arrived unexpectedly.
Thomas sent for Mrs. Watson and
then went for Arnold Armstrong at
the Greenwood club. Anne had been
fond of Louise—she reminded her of
Lucy. She did not know what the
trouble was, but Louise had been in
a state of terrible excitement. Mrs.
Watson tried to hide from Arnold, but
he was ugly. He left the lodge and
went up to the house about 2:30, was
admitted at the east entrance and
came out again very soon. Something
had occurred, she didn’t know what;
but very soon Mr. Innes and another
gentleman l«jft, using the car.
Thomas and she had got Louise
quiet, and a little before three Mrs.
Watson started up to the house.
Thomas had a key to the east entry,
and gave it to her.
On the way across the lawn she
was confronted by Arnold, who for
some reason was determined to get
into the house. He had a golf-stick
Day of Rest and Phasure
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Filipinos of Both Sexes Make Sunday
a Time of Enjoyment—The
Market Women.
It is the women who market the
produce. Early each morning long
lines of these farmer wives, with great
cigars in their moui
kets of wares on th
seen striding7 along
toward the capital c
is held, says a Man
Strong and ha]
through the strean
Excitement runs high and their Joy
ous shouts can be heard for a long
way. Some women attend the fights,
but most of them do the double duty
of attending mass and then patronis
ing the market, which is just across
the street from the church. All day
Sunday they are active and excitable
but the next day they settle back into
their quiet, uneventful lives.
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in his band, that he had picked up
somewhere, and on her refusal he had
struck her with it. One hand had
been badly cut, and It was that, pois
oning having set in, which was. killing
her. She broke away in a frenzy of
rage and fear, and got into the house
while Gertrude and Jack Bailey were
at the front door. She went upstairs,
hardly knowing what she was doing.
Gertrude's door was open, and Hal
sey's revolver lay there on the bed.
She picked it up and turning ran part
way down the circular staircase. She
could hear Arnold fumbling at the
lock outside. She slipped down quiet
ly and opened the door; he was in
side before she had got back to the
stairs. It was quite dark, but she
could see his white shirt-bosom. From
the fourth step she fired. As he fell
somebody in the billiard room
screamed and ran. When the alarm
was raised, she had had no Ume to
get upstairs; she hid in the west wing
until every one was down on the
lower floor. Then she slipped upstairs
and thew the revolver out of an up
per window, going down again in time
to admit the men from the Greenwood
club.
If Thomas had suspected, he had
never told. When she found the hand
Arnold had inlnrad was B-rnwina
worse, she gave the address of Lucien
at Richfield to the old man and almost
$100. The money was for Lucien’s
hoard until she recovered. She had
sent for me to ask me if I would try
to interest the Armstrongs in the
child. When she found herself grow
ing worse she had written to Mrs.
Armstrong, telling her nothing but
that Arnold’s legitimate child was at
Richfield, and imploring her to recog
nize him. She was dying; the boy
was an Armstrong, and entitled to his
father's share of the estate. The pa
pers were in her trunk at Sunnyside,
with letters from the dead man that
would prove what she said. It was
she who had crept down the circular
staircase, drawn by a magnet, that
night Mr. Jamieson had heard some
one there. Pursued, she had fled
madly, anywhere—through the fir*1,
door she came to. She had fallen
down the clothes chute, and been
saved by the basket beneath. I could
have cried with relief; then it had not
been Gertrude, after all!
That was the story. Sad and tragic
though it was, the very telling of it
seemed to relieve the dying woman.
She did not know that Thomas wras
dead, and I did not tell her. I prom
ised to look after little Lucien, and
sat with her until the Intervals of con
sciousness grew shorter and finally
ceased altogether. She died that night
(TO be cWWtntjed.)
Ways to Keep Neat.
“My children were becoming dread
fully careless about leaving their
things around,” said an original moth
er, “and the older members of the
family weren’t any too tidy. So I
made up my mind that I wasn't going
to be a ‘pick-up’ drudge for the rest
of the household. I set up a big fine
box, a box with an oblong hole in the
top, into which I put every single
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what—that I found lying around in
the way. And to get his or her prop
erty the owner had to pay a penny—
if it was one of the children; ten
cents in case of the older ones. As the
children have only an allowance of
ten cents a week each, they didn’t
naturally want to pay it out in fines;
so they began to be careful. Gradual
ly the whole family mended their
ways, and now my fine box is general
ly empty, and the house is as tidy as
you please."
Intelligence In the Kitchen.
The higher the intelligence and the
broader the education of the woman
in the kitchen, the greater the pleas
ure and satisfaction in household du
ties.
The woman who cooks Intelligently
is commanding great and mysterious
forces of nature. She is an alchemist
behind an apron. At her command
food ct ituents that are indigestible,
unpalataole and even poisonous, are
subjected to chemical changes that
render them an epicurean delight The
woman of real intelligence and powers
of imagination finds in her well or
dered kitchen a source of deep and en
during interest ai leasure.
| STATE NEWS NOTES
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Weekly Budget of News Items Gathered by Our
Special Correspondent at Jackson.
HINES LUMBER CO. CASE.
Attorney-General Receives Many Let
ters Regarding IL
Jackson.—Attorney-General Hudson
has received many letters recently re
garding the Hines Lumber Company
case. Most of these letter? are urg
ing him^ to behalf of the, state, to
compromise this case, so this corpo
ration can proceed with its improve
ments. There are a few who oppose
a compromise, buc some of these want
the case to go to trial on Ps merits,
simply to determine whether the state
limiting the holdings of corporations
will hold.
Many of the leading attorneys of
the state have expressed the opinion
that this statute is to conllict with
i the constitution of the United States,
and, if carried to the federal supieme
court, would be knocked one, thus
placing the state at considerable ex
pense when the case can tie settled
without cost to the state.
The law provides that no corpora
tion, railroads excepted, shall own
more than $1,000,000 of real estate,
and it was for an alleged violation
of this act that acting was brought
against the Hines Lumber Company
to the chancery court of Pearl River
county.
This company had planned to erect
a large saw mill plant at Poplaryille
and build a railroad from Gulfport
to Columbia, where connection would
be made with the New Orleans Great
Northern for Jackson and points
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would be built into Poplarville, giving
a new line into New Orleans. When
proceedings were instituted for vio
lations of the corporation limitation
act, work was suspended on all these
improvements, and it is not the pur
pose of the Hines copnay to renew
operations till the pending case has
been finally disposed of in some way.
LOSES LAND AND MONEY.
State Asked to Refund to Mr. Cregan
in Sum of $400.62.
Jackson.—There is a peculiar mix
up on a land title in Leflore county,
in which the state is involved, and
by means of which a man named Cre
gan stands to lose $400.62, which he
paid for 350 acres of land he pur
chased from the state.
The land involved was deeded to
the state in 1900, but the circuit court
of Leflore county decided Mr. Cregan
had no claim to it. He took an ap
peal to the supreme court, but lost be
cause the stenographer's notes were
not admitted as evidence, and the
case dismissed because the record in
the case was not filed within the
specified time.
The history of the case, as learned
from the office of the land commis
sion, is that some one, back in 1860,
tried to get title to this land from
the federal government. The appli
cation was refused, but the govern
ment later ceded it to the state as
swamp land, thus giving, in the opin
ion of many of the leading attorneys
of the state, a clear title to the prop
erty.
Later the land was acquired by a
man named Rabb, who sold it to a
Mr. Sykes, and when Mr. Cregan pur
chased it from the state ten years
ago and tried to get possession, Mr.
Sykes refused to vacate. The case
was carried to the courts and was
in litigation several years, Mr. Sykes
finally getting a decision in the cir
cuit court, where the judge declared
he had no claim to the property.
Failing to get the land, which was
properly deeded to him by the state,
>Mr. Cregan is now trying to compel
the state to refund the money he
paid for the land, but neither the
attorney-general nor land commission
er can approve his claim, under the
circumstances.
PARDON FOR CAROTHERS.
Governor Gives Slayer of Charles
King Freedom.
Jackson.—Governor Noel has issued
a pardon for B. K. Carothers, serving
a life term for murder. Carothers
killed Charles King in Panola county
and was convicted in October, 1907.
A petition for his pardon was filed
with Governor Noel some time ago,
hut- ho Hodined to act on it till the
judge and district attorney had en
dorsed it, which they have, express
ing the belief that Carothers had been
sufficiently punished for the crime.
Carothers, when he was tried, made
a plea of self-defense, contending that
King opened fire on him first, t
FAIR PLANS FALL THROUGH.
Mlssisslppl-Loulslana Exhibition Will
Not Bo Held.
Natchez.—The Misstssipip-Louisiana
Fair will not be held this year. The
chamber of commerce committee did
not raise full $15,000 subscription, but
turned the matter over to a fair as
sociation. The officers of the associa
tion' thought the price for Concord
Park was too high and could not see
their way through to a successful ven
ture, and dropped it for this year.
Harrfaon County Fair.
Gulfport.—For the first time Ih her
history, South Mississippi is to have
an industrial and agricultural exposi
tion that will set forth in an attract
ive and comprehensive manner the
resources and industries of this won
derful section of the state. The Har
rison County Fair wil be held from
November 9th to November 16th, at
which will be given vivid illustrations
'of what the famous cosmt section, and
the equally famous plney woods, are
^tgtbte of doing

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STATE NEE08 MORE MONEY.
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Each County Should Be Made to Sup
port Its Own Schools.
Jacltson.—To those familiar with
the financial conditions of the state,
it is more apparent than ever that
something must be done to bring more
money into the state treasury for gen
eral purposes. But the question is,
how to do this?
Several plans have been suggested,
but it is not believed any effective
remedy can be had till a new consti
tution is framed for the state, provid
ing for a state board of equalization
and that each county must support its
own schools.
There is no semblance of equaliza
tion in Mississippi's tax system, and
cannot be under existing conditions,
as each board of supervisors has its
own ideas on the question of valua
tions, and as long as they can get
enough money for the county govern
ment they care nothing for the state.
Some of them have made this state
ment, and since the supervisors arja
all powerful in fixing the assessment
in each of the counties of the state
there is no way to prevent this dis
crimination, except through a state
board.
Some of the counties pay a great
deal more into the state treasury for
school purposes than they get out of
the general school fund, while others
pay but little of the taxes from which
thev net their school funds, and if
there was a law that each county
raise its own school funds, paying
into the state only sufficient money to
meet government expenses, it is be
lieved conditions would be different.
But this would require a constitu
tional convention, as would almost any
other plan of raising sufficient funds
to conduct the state government. Stu
dents of political affairs in Mississippi
do not see how it is possible, under
present conditions, for the state to go
many more years without a constitu
tional convention, and already there i*5
talk of the legislature calling one at
the next session.
AGAIN(HEADS VETERANS.
Gen. W. A. Montgomery Re-elected
Commander.
Major General W. A. Montgomery,
Brigadier General Pat Henry and Ad
jutant John A. Webb were unanimous
ly re-elected to their old positions by
the Mississippi Divison, United Con
federate Veterans, and Gen. J. M.
Shivers, Poplarville, and Gen. Leroy
Taylor were promoted to brigadiers at
the Hattiesburg reunion. Gulfport was
chosen as the place for holding the
reunion of 1911.
General Montgomery succeeded the
late Gen. Tobert Lowry as commander
of the Mississippi division, upon the
latter’s death, and this was the first
reunion over which he has presided.
His efforts in behalf of the organiza
tion were such as to win him a unan
imous election to the highest office
within the gift of his old comrades in
arms.
Adjutant General John A. Webb,
who has served in that capacity sev
eral years, was honored with a re
election. He has served faithfully and
done much to perpetuate the history
of the Mississippi veterans, and it was
a foregone conclusion, even before the
meeting, that he would be his own
successor by a unanimous vote.
General Pat Henry was re-elected
brigadier of the first brigade, while
Gen. J. M. Shivers will command the
second, and Gen. Leroy Taylor the
third brigade. Each of the brigade
commanders has a record as a soldier
of the Confederacy.
WANT NEW PAY BASIS..
National Guardsmen Ask for More Lib
eral Allowance.
Jackson.—Officers of the Mississippi
National Guard have launched a move
ment to induce the members of Con
gress from this state to support a bill
that will be offered at the next session
of congress providing pay for pational
guardsmen.
The pay proposed Is as follows:
General and staff, 5 per cent of pay
allowed in regular army; other offi
cers, 15 per cent; company officers, 20
per cent; ennstea men, zo per ceni.
The regular army pay is as follows:
Brigadier general, $6,000; colonel, $4,
000; lieutenant colonel, $3,600; major,
$3,000; captain, $2,400; first lieuten
ant, $2,000; second lieutenant, $1,700;
non-commissioned officers, $20 to $99
per month; privates, $16 to $26 per
month.
Urge Breeding Berkshires.
Jackson.—Jay D. Baker, of Stark
ville, president of the Mississippi
Berkshire Breeders’ Association, has
given out a notice to the effect that
there will be a meeting of this organi
zation in this city Novmber 2. This
is a comparatively new organization,
but its membership comprises some of
the most successful swine breeders In
Mississippi, and they are found in ev
ery part of the state. It is understood
that the Black Berkshire is a general
favorite among the breeders in the
state.
University Prospects.
The University of Mississippi began
Its 1910-11 session with the best out
look in its history. The enrollment
will exceed five hundred students; the
faculty has of necessity been increas
ed, while all departments are doing
most efficient and gratifying work.
The entrance requirements having
been increased the grade of work now
being done is of a very high and a
very gratifying order. There are new
buildings and other physical improve
ments in progrcl^^^^^^^^^H
“I fell and sprained my arm
and was in terrible pain. I
could not use my hand or arm
without intense suffering until
a neighbor told me to use
Sloan’s Liniment. The first
application gave me instant
relief and I can now use my
arm as well as ever.”—Mrs. H.
B. Springer, 921 Flora St.,
Elizabeth, N. J.
SLOANS
LINIMENT
is an excellent antiseptic and germ
killer — heals cuts,
bums, wounds, and
contusions, and will
draw the poison
from sting of poi- *
sonous insects.
■ ■ .
2Be., 60c. and $1.00
Sloan’s book on
homes, cattle, sheep
and poultry sent free.
Address
Dr. Earl S. Sloan,
[ Boston, Hass., U.8.A.
Tuffs Pills
stimulate the torpid liver, strengthen the
digestive organs, regulate the bowels, cur,
sick headache. Unequaled as ■■
ANTI-BILIOUS MEDICINE.
Elegantly sugar coated. Small dose. Price. 25c.
PARKER'S
HAIR BALSAM
Cleanses and beautifies the hair.
Promote* a luxuriant growth.
Never Fails to Hcetore Gray
Hair to its YouthfuJ Color.
Cures scalp diseases a hair falling.
Z r“e m e m b e r ^
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HOT STUFF.
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The Maid—Did the mustard plaster
do you any good, Bridget?
The Cook—Yes; but, by gorry; ut
do boite the tongue.
A Perennial Mystery.
Average Man—These Sunday papers
Just make me sick! Nothing in them
but commonplace personal items
about a lot of aobodies no one ever
heard of.
Friend—I saw a little mention of
you in the Sunday Gammon.
Average Man (half an hour later, to
messenger boy)—Here, rush around to
the Gammon office and get me forty
copies of the Sunday edition.
WISE WORDS.
A pnysician on i-ooa.
A physician, of Portland, Oregon,
has views about food. He says:
“I have always believed that the
duty of the physician does not cease
with treating the sick, but that wo
owe it to humanity to teach them how
to protect their health, especially by
hygienic and dietetic laws.
“With such a feeling as to my duty
I take great pleasure in saying to the
public that in my own experience and
also from personal observation I have
found no food equal to Grape-Nuts,
and that I find there is almost no limit
to the great benefits this food will
bring when used in all cases of sick
ness and convalescence.
“It is my experience that no physi
cal condition forbids the use of Grape
Nuts. To persons in health there is
nothing so nourishing and acceptable
to the stomach, especially at break
fast, to Btart the machinery of the hu
man system on the day’s work.
‘In cases of Indigestion I know that
a complete breakfast can /be made of
Grape-Nuts and cream and I think it is
not advisable to overload the stonlacb
at the morning meal. I also know the
great value of Grape-Nuts when the
stomach Is too weak to digest other
food. 1
"This is written after an experience
of more than 20 years, treating all
manner of chronic and acute diseases,
and the letter is written voluntarily
on my part without any request for It’’
Read the little book, “The Road to
WeUville," in pkga. "There’s a Reason."
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