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In the Sapphire Country
By CRI'TENDEN MARRIOTT
(Copyright, 1909 by Associated Literary Press.)
Newcomb sat on a rotting log and
stared blindly at the sunlight that sift
ed down through the century-old trees
that stood around. Diana lay on the
fragrant pine needles at his feet. Her
scarlet lips were parted and her blue
eyes cloudless. She was slender and
very young. One would have said that
she was utterly content.
Newcomb was not. He frowned and
dug his heel viciously into the ground
He wanted to say something and did
not find it easy. Manlike, he grew
angry at this.
"'Diana!" he burst out at last. "Do
you know what month this is?"
The girl smiled falntly. "Of course,
silly!" she answered. "It's August.
You can tell it by the droning of the
bees and the chirping of the beetles.
Look at me, Will!"
But Newcomb would not meet her
eyes. "It was early May when I came,"
he muttered, slowly. "I met you two
days later. Since then I have seen you
every day. Four months-and every
"So long!" The girl spoke dreamily.
She had lost count of time long be
fore. "What does it matter-since you
"It matters a good deal. These
Tennessee mountains are not the
world. We have forgotten the world.
Now I am remembering."
"Yes, dear!" She dragged a black
berry spray down to her lips and nib
bled at the ripe fruit it bore. "Yes,
dear! What are you remembering?
Newcomb's brow grew darker. "I
am remembering that the world would
not regard these meetings of ours leni
ently. You do not know-how should
you, shut away in your hills? But I
"And If" The girl sat up. A stray
sunbeam burnished her hair, and
SIaeorewr sm Ossa hWer
warmed the pink of her delicate cheek.
"I know! I have not lived here al
ways! I know-and I do not care-if
you love me! Look at me, Will!"
But he was already looking at her.
"I love youl" he cried. "I love you! I
love you! That is why I most re
"Remember! Remember! Now!
When I have told you I could not live
without youea, Will! I should die!" She
was kneeling now. "Listen, dears"
she went on. "You found me here,
dressed in homespun, wearing a sun
bonnet, bare-armed. You thought I
was a mountain girl, a little better ed
ueated than most, perhaps, but still
a mountain girl. You were wrong.
IBut I let you think so. I did not care.
I was utterly reckless-and I did not
care. That was at first; afterward I
gave you my heart-and then I did not
care." The girl's breath came fast,
sad her bosom rose and fell tirregu
,larly. "But I am not a mountain girl."
she went on. "I have livred here only
a few months! You never came to my
home. You never asked me about It_
I did not know why. But now I shall
tell you. I live here alone with my
-father. He brought me here by night
-hurriedly. He brought a great deal
of money with him--a trunkful-bank
notee, bonds. I do not know where
he got It. It frightens me. I fear-i
fear--but now I do not care-if you
"You know I love yo-. Diana."
"Thea what does it matter?" The
girl settled back ont the pine needles,
as If all were said. From her point
of view all had been said.
But Newcomb's face did not relax.
"It matters a great deal," he muttered.
'I never thought you a mountain girl.
There i a grace about you that-No!
seyer thought you a mountain girl.
Did you ever wonder why I came here,
"At irst, yes. Atterward, no. It
was enough for me that you had come.
You-you are the. first man who ever
hissed me. You believe It. do you not,
Newcomb nodded. "Yes," he an
swered, hoarsely. "I believe It" It
was true; he did believe It.
"Stop' You must listen to me, DI
osa. I came here because of your
The girl nodded. She did not seem
surprised or dismayed. "What had he
done?" she asked, quietly.
"Robbed a great many people-my
father most of all. The police could
not find him. I set out to do it I
was young and presumptuous. I for
got that vengeance was God's. I fol
lowed him here. Then I saw you."
"Well!" The man had paused.
"Then I forgot. I forgot more than
one thing. I forgot to write home.
They grew uneasy. Father put detec
tives on my track. They traced me
and, tracing me, traced your father.
They are coming here. I learned it to
day, too late to stop them. Probably
they are here now. I have brought
this upon you." He stopped with a
But the girl rose. "Come," she said.
serenely. "I will take you to my
Silently she led the way through the
forest, along dim aisles, across glades
where the sun lay white and hot down
gullies where water rippled underfoot,
and low-hung branches whipped
against their faces, to a flower-clothed
hillside where nestled an ancient farm
house. Through the open windows the
wind blew is perfumed puffs. Within
an old man sat and smiled at his via
Itor, but did not rise. Newcomb spoke
to him, but he did not answer. He sat
and smiled and smiled and smiled.
"He has been like this since the-day
we came," breathed the girl, pitifully.
"Always like this! And he had all
that money-hundreds of thousands of
dollars' worth.! Do you wonder that
I was reckless-that I did not care?"
A step sounded without, and a man
stumbled through the open doorway.
When he saw Newcomb he nodded.
"I thought you'd be here, Mr. New
comb," he said. "I'll take charge
But Newcomb shook his head. "Mr.
Maxwell's case has been carried to a
higher court, Grey," he said. "God
has taken charge of it, and man is
helpless. The money you seek is in
that trunk yonder, I believe. if it falls
short, I will make up the deficit."
"And the girl?"
"The girl is my wife, Grey. You
shall be the first to congratulate me!"
And although the congratulations
were one hour too soon, Grey never
MICROBES WAR IN A BOTTLE
Multiply So Fast That the Battle Ex
plodes the Bottle-MetchlnkoflP
Soon after the opening of the medi
cal exhibition at the Horticultural
hall. Wertminster. a large glass bottle
which had been betraying symptoms
of uneasiness exploded and scattered
its contents, a creamy foam, over the
rest of the stall.
Originally the bottle contained milk
-just milk and a few million typhoid
bacilli, which lived and grew happily
together in this culture-medium. Then,
for demonstration purposes, a horde
of 10,000,000 hungry monsters (known
as the bacilli of Massol) were intro
duced into the cultured civilszation of
the unhappy typhoid tribes, and re
morseless war was raging in a mo
A storm in a teacup was nothing to
the battle in the bottle. The milk
grew turgid with the bodies of the
slain. and still the Massol militia mur
dered and devoured their victims.
WhenaMassol bandit had filled himself
to bursting point-he burst, and each
of his 800,000 or 1.,000.000 fragments
became a hungry young Massol bacil
lus which fought and ate in turn.
Finally the milk foamed up with the
rapidly multiplying generation of Mas
solites and the bottle exploded.
The demonstration arose out of
Prof. Metchknkoff's claim that the
bacillus of lactic acid (the Massol
baciluus) destroys the bacilli which
cause internal putrefaction of food.
The Massol bacillus, he holds, by ren
dering the internal organs antiseptic.
lengthens a man's life to an extraor
dinary extent. and he quotes the ex
ceptional number of centenarians in
Bulgaria, where the inhabitants live
largely on soured milk, which con
tains this bacillus.
Massol bacilli are now presented
In a novel form-that of chocolate
creams, each containing 10,000,000
bacilli-and It was one of these choco
late creams which caused such havoc
among the innocent typhoid microbes
in the bottle.-London Daily Mail.
West Pent's Proud Reoed.
Graduates of West Point have filled
every important public office from
president of the United States to me
nlcipal odlCalS, including governors
of states and mayors of cities; and as
presidents, chancellors, regents and
profesors of ualversities, colleges
and academies, they have exercised a
powerful influence upon education. In
the industrial field they were the pio
neer engineers of our eastern and
transcontinental rlroads, and presi
dents and chief ngera of many
completed systems; as civil eagineers,
lawyers, editors, authors, clergymen.
physicians and architects they have
contributed prominently to sienmce.
art, letters and ethics; as bankers and
bant presidents, manufacturers, farm
ers and planters, they have added
more than their share to the natieea
wealth--National Maasrn I
THE, YEAR 1909 HAS SHOWN AN
INCREASE OF OVER EIGHTY
PER GENT IN AMERICAN
Recent advices from Canada, our
next door neighbour, the neighbourly
country across the boundary line,
are that upwards of ninety thousand
settlers from the United States went
into Western Canada during the past
year, most of them for the purpose of
taking up and settling upon the va
cant lands, 160 acres of which are
given free by the government, and
lands adjoining held by railway and
land companies are selling at from
nine to fifteen and twenty dollars per
acre. Even if thirty and forty dollars
per acre were paid, the price would be
low, as the lands produce wonderfully,
and at these higher figures there is a
large interest on the money and labor
invested. The ninety thousand set
tlers of last year, followed about sixty
thousand of the previous year, and for
several years the number has been
running into these large figures. There
must be a reason for it. It may be
found in the single phrase, "they are
satisfied." Nothing attracts people
a ore than One success of others, and
e news of this reaching other thou
sands, causes them to investigate. The
investigation in this case is always
catisfactory. The splendid land of
Iowa, of Indiana, of Nebraska, Kansas,
Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan, Ohio
and other States has risen to a high
value, and it is worth every dollar
asked for it. But there is not room
now for all on these lands. With the
ever increasing demand for grain,
there comes the ever increasing de
mand for land. Canada is the only
country on the continent in a position
to supply it. Land there that costs,
say fifteen dollars an acre, produces
on a reasonable calculation, 25 bushels
of wheat to the acre, or about $20.00.
The most liberal calculation as to cost
makes the cost to produce $7.50. per
acre, leaving a balance of $12.50 per
acre. The $7.50 carries good wages
for the farmer, and all other conceiv
able contingencies. With conditions
like this, covering the entire area of
about 500,000 square miles, it is read
ily understood why 90,000 Americans
should follow the sixty thousand of
the previous year. Canadian Govern
ment' Agencies at different points in
the Union are always ready to give In
formation regarding the free home
stead lands, ready to advise the set
tler as to the districts which would
suit him best.
A Nasty Dig.
"As nasty a dig as I ever adminis
tered in my newspaper career in Vir
ginla City," said Mark Twain, "was di
redted against a man named Fer
Ferguson, at Christmas time, in
vited me to see the presents -he had
given his wife. They were magnificent
gifts. The man expected, of course, a
"Well, he wasn't disappointed. The
next day, in a prominent place on the
first page of the Enterprise, I inserted
"'John H. Ferguson's Christmas
giftS to his wife are being much ad
mired. They include a diamond stom
acher and many other beautiful spedl
mens of cut glass.'"
A Good Head for Business.
"I want a hat pin." said little Mary
of four years, as she gased eagerly at
the cushion full of sparkling orna
ments on the milller's showcase.
"How much is it?" she asked, after
making a very delibe te choice and
laying her purchase mey, t bright
penny, on the counter. "Oh, nothing,"
returned the kind-hearted Mrs. Briggs,
as Mary's mother was one of her regu
lar customers. Imagine her amuse
ment as the little "bargain hunter"
said most eagerly: "I'll take two,
SAll Tired Out.
Do you feel dull occasionally-out of
sorts? Headaches and Dissiness? The
fault is either with your stomach or your
liver. The safe. sure and easy way to get
rid of either trouble is to take NAT-RE'S
REMEDY. Take an NR Tablet to night
it will sweeten the stomach and regulate
the liver. kidneys and bowels. Easy-sure
to act. Get a 25e Box. The A. H. Iwis
Medicine Co.. St. Louis, Mo.
"Shame on you! You came home
last night actually tipsy."
"So I did, my dear. I just couldn't
resist the pleasure of seeing two of
you at once:"
If You Are a Trifle Sensitive
Aboe the sire of yr shoes, ma eople
seas maier shoes b usin Alien's Yos.L-rse
the Antiseptie Powder to shake nto mhe abhoes.
It eures Tired, BweUe, Acisg Vest sad
gives rest and comfosS. Juss the thn fer
brekakiag in new shoes. Sold everywhere, me.
Semple set E.L AiAres, All . Omsted,
La Roy, N. Y.
"What do you suppose is behind this
"A cold deal for somebody."
For Colde and Grlpp--s-udm le
The best remedy for Gpp and Colds I
Ricks' Capudine. Releves the achtig sad
feverishness. Cures the cold-Headsches
also. It's Liquid--Eects iimedatly-4
Srad MLQe at Drtug 3tLOe.
Money talks In spite of the fact
that lots of men want to keep it qunlet
bmum . L o .eUmat remm e
ýNMM ýfaua 1 1 !w N~p Oft O, esý 1ws u le=& ari , stu,/ri
Kind Lady-It must be hard to ind
that you have inherited a taste for
Sandy Pikes-Yes, mum; especially
when yer bnd dat yer haven't inherit
ed de beefsteak.
After the Hunt.
Provided with some trophies of the
chase in the shape of rabbits, Rev.
Sanford C. Hearn, pastor of the First
Methodist Episcopal churqh, Yonkers,
proceeded to dress them for dinner in'
the parsonage cellar. His small -son
watched the father's work with inter
est. Going upstairs, the youngster
called his mother.
"Oh, mamma," said he, "what do
you suppose papa is doing?"
"I can't guess, child. What is he
"Well, he's just skinning, shaving
and cutting up cats."
Thras more (a.bnb fa this maesM o as enoem,
than al other dIeass put together, and until to lat
law years was supposed to be Imeurabl. pr a gra
Cmany o prounaed aa ocal ies snd
local readlees, a anby onoantlyr MIe
to ce with al treatmet, pronounced bewrable.
-e-o.s has proven C(atarh to be a constitotioal di
-a, sad thereos rtequsre omoltltutiotal tretmeat.
ran's Catran Care manutmatwed by F. J. (nemey
_ OC. Toledo Ohio. the only Comstltotional emu o
th market. It I taken Interalny to doses fom IS
drops to a teaspoomfuL It aets dlreesC em the blood
and moeous smrtae of the syeem. 'lhey oer e n
hundred dolw lr for ay ca a amls to sure sad
or edrmlars sad tsamaena
Addri: F. J. CHENEY & O0. Tolede Oaf
bold by Dru . lte.
Tahe iHae l aml eI Pe r smdusAion.
The su all son of the household had
just been Initiated into the art of
cleaning his own teeth with the soft
little brush his mother had bought
Hearing the baby cry lustily a few
minutes later the mother ran into the
nursery, only to find the nursing bottle
on the floor and Johnny, toothbrush In
hand, leaning over the crib of the
"Oh, muvver!" he cried, anxiously,
"baby must have been borned wifout
Did you ever have a good, old-fash
ioned boy's stomach ache? Of course
you have. A little dose of Hamlins Wiz
ard Oil will chase away a colicky pain
in tipe stomach like magic.
The old proverbs depend largely on
the point of view. For instance, you
can't convince a mouse that a black
cat brings good luck.
Pettit's Eye Salve for Over 100 Years
has been used for congested and inflamed
eyes, removes film or scum over the eyes.
All dr ists or Howard Bro, Buffalo, . Y.
One way to acquire a reputation for
amiability is to agree with every sin
pleton you meet.
Dnw' NELWT THAT eOS TOn
It elekiy ad semaaUty. ror Jloatalldu'i a
Enthusiasm is the poultice men ap
ply of their scars.
Mnrs wtlasew'e asoebfaR Syrm
For seldrea e , [srh s theo gSn, niwe
Sammaioallays. em e wtdooliu. easbeesI.
Men deserve respect only as they
When He Courted You
He didn't complain if you were a litte despond.
eat or irritable at times. Now he does. He's
the same man. He didn't understand then.
He doesn't now. Then he thought it was ca
price and hiked it. Now he thnks it is caprice
and doesn't like it. But now he's busy getting
money. , a
If he realized the full truth he would be more than
anxious to have the wife he loves take the right remedy
to restore her to true womanly eakth. Most men don't
know that when a woman is weak, nervous, irritable and
despondent, there is invariably something radically wrong
with the delicate feminine organs with which her entire
physique is in sensitive sympathy.
Thare is e. md Ijst os medy. Isbi id pro des. '
w pd th- right wihm i.ame g- r m i Kwe
Dr. Peirce's Favorite Prescription.
e o e me disiao t r a ci s o
t eo, anr d iemns tnt son. t " 1
It makes wifehood happy, and motherhood easy. It makes
child-birth short and almost painlem. It helps to make
real "new women." An hornet druggist won't urge
upon you a substitute.
This "Favorite Prescription" is a pure glyceric
extract of native medicinal roots and contains no al
cohol, injurious or habit-forming drugs. A full list of
its ingredients printed on its outside wrapper and
attested as full and correct under oath.
Dr. Plece's Pleassat Pellei regulate and semghea Seam
ach, Liver ad Bowels. Easy m take as candy.
S- ,. W. N.U., ULit e Rck,No -
PUTNAM FADELESS DYES
Though a man may become larsned
by another's learning, he can ever be
wise but by his own wlidom.-MoU
cuin IC •TO 14 DAYnS
naa d nrs c mama wr e tv w a
Hope is a magic lantern which otts
shows impossIble pleture.
When shown positive and reliable proof that a certain
remedy had cured numerous cases of female ills, wouldn't
any sensible woman conclude that the same remedy would
also benefit her if suffering with the same trouble?
Here are two letters which prove the eiciency of Lydia
E. Pifltham's Vegetable Compound.
Fitchhftle, Ohie.-My dastceW was an ay
down, sutfere rom palns a beer ide, bead amd
be, and eould walk bat a usert disance , a
ime a eSame rm r mery near Mrsd nerve
had begml to eah a iooe
-seeme mertacholy bty ll She
doaoters but got little bhe UAlmce aking
di PinLkham'a Vegetable Coomad,
Purfear and Itver Pfls seb has m
Sproved aso mnuch that ashe feels and tlooks l
moter giL'- rs. C. Cole, Pshlle, Oshi.
Irasburg, Vermnt.-I afeel t# my duty to
may a few words in praise of your medhiae. When I Legan
takng Lt I bad been very sek with kidney amd bldder treu
les and ierevo prestration. I am new taktfs sixth bu**
toet Lydia e.PinLkham's Vegetable Oerpoeasnt fad. myse
greatly bmprveal My friads who en m see ha ve aks ond
a great chaam --Mrs. A. . laubern, Ibasbars V nemt.
We will pay a handsome reward to any perno who will
prove to us that these letters are not genuine and truthful
-or that either of these women were paid in. way for
their testimonials or that the letters are p witout
their permission, or that the original letter frma each did
not come to us entrely unsolicited.
What more proof can any one ask
aer a pm s di a. P Pa't Vegetable
as'_ has bees Lae sanad,d remedy tir
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a thema o ease Ms saedit.
rs. Pankham samies as slek womsee
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