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gentlemen, two English, one
sat around a table in the
of the Mioamer and sipped
at their cocoanut water, not
rly liking the insipid drink.
In the Prado, a long, unend
e of carriages, motors, pedes
moved steadily back .and forth.
they tell me that Havana is a
place," drawled Hulley, re
his Panama hat, for like all
tourists their first move when
eched the Cuban capital was to
Sin Panamas.
%ow we've been over here a week,"
fed Middleham, his brother Eng
.," and as far as romance is
sed, Sno', there has been abso
'Iothing doing,' as you, Ameri
put it."
',both the men appealed to Snow,
p Cuba lay so close to the States,
an American protectorate, too,
etleman felt called upon to de
e island's good name in things
t do you fellows expect to hap
to you cuddled up here in the
dser gardens? You poke around
S..look at forts, cathedrals, histori
japots and places where romanees
0¢occurred. That's all wrong. Ro
is like lightning; it never
twice in the same place. The
who goes around gaping at ro
c spots will never make one."
., come now," gibed Hulley,
'it an American Joke."
, echoed Middleham, "there
Je adventures for the natives, but
for a foreigner like me, barely
the language."
show you," remarked Snow,
He arose.
now, what are you going to
 n chorus.
iup an adventure."
hat!" exclaimed Middleham,
tpg out his watch, "at 10 o'clock at
I bshrugged his shulders. "Ten
at night is the beginning of
arose likewise. "Come along,
; let's see what he is going
*the three big fellows sauntered
the hotel lobby and walked up to
r little clerk.
" asked Snow, "would you
i1e with your guitar to-night?"
clerk smiled brightly. "SI,
Scerte," and he hurried into the
Uter it.
get a stiletto and a revolver,
ested Mlddleham, laughing.
* ieerk returned; the three men
he Instrument and set forth.
S going to happen," mur
|Milddleham; nobody's at
atoDped. "Now you fellows
t big house right yonder, with
Sbrass grillwork shining in
dows I want you fellows to
in the shadow behind this
,Ib going over and thrum on
a bit; maybe something
wo friends assented. The
Walked over to the window
hill glare of an are, swung the
d in front and, without
began to play.
an odd, plaintive, tangled
that Snow played, a thing
Picked up years ago, down
Sand had played on other
other windows.
e the shining grill work
4 catch the glint of a silk
Be Played on, weaving a mu
Suntil be almost be
f back in the old Aztec
?The impression grew so
to 'be almost disagreeable.
that instant a hand was laid
hUghed shortly. "The ro
Of," he remarked without
nd; "you boys came over
it all."
4.,quire what the senor is
Sasked a voice in perfect
- ih.
ad around abruptly and
facing a heavy-set,
with black mustache
curled up in a fierce Kaiser Wilhelm
a fashion.
Snow stared at this apparition in
t amazement. "Ant 1 on your pre
serves?" he asked in Spanish.
- The stranger stepped back a little.
"I see from your accent," he went on,
. that you arb an American, but, senor,
a I accept no insolence even from an
1 A little tingle of amusement went
n through the American. "Well, as you
3 have answered my question in the af
firmative I'll tell you what I am do
ing. Some friends and I have started
out with this guitar this evening in
s search of an adventure, so I stood
p here playing and hoping something
. would happen."
At Snow's pleasant, smiling face and
ingenuous explanation the stranger be
gan to thaw.
"So you are hunting an adventure?"
responded the man, agreeably. "Would
8 you mind helping me? I was just
wishing for someone to give me a
Slittle assistance in case I should need
"Are you joking?" asked Snow.
"Never more serious-here's my,
hand," in impulsive Spanish fashion.
Snow took it gravely. "What shall
I do?"
e "Stand right here and play the gui
tar." Then the man vanished.
The man had hardly disappeared in
the side alley when the silken curtain
behind the grill was drawn back a
t "Senor," said a voice, "did Rafael
ask you to play there?"
y Snow drew near and removed his
Panama. He could see a dim oval
face outliled in the black interior with
two dark splashes for eyes, but there
was a quality in the voice that made
the American blunder his tune and let
it die away.
"Yes, senorita," he whispered back;
"someone set me here to play."
"Then why don't you play?" asked.
the woman, with a little tremolo in
her voice.
With a feeling that he was in tlhe
midst of a phantasmagoria, Snow once
more adjusted his guitar and began
strumming the tune. He 1lad hardly
started again when he saw two white
hands clasp the brazen grills.
"Not that! Not that!" trembled the
voice. "Ah, mia Dios, not that!"
Snow paused again abruptly. "You
know the tune-it is not a Cuban air?"
"Nor I a Cuban girl, senor."
"What shall I play, then?"
"Anything else." There was a touch
of pathos in her words and again that
dimly familiar quality the man had
noted all along.
* He moved a trifle closer. "May I
inquire why I am playing and-to
"You are playing in Raphael's place
so that Rafael and Maria may escape
unobserved. That is all, senor."
. Snow pressed up against the grills.
He was staring fixedly into the dark
recess beyond the cuttains. "And to
whom?" he asked, tersely; "to whom?"
There was a broken little laugh in
side, then a shaking, silvery voice
hummed over the air he had just been
playing, then sang softly the first line.
"But--but I composed those words
myself!" stammered Snow.
"So--so you did-Len."
"Carlotta!" trembled the American
in the uttermost surprise. "You!"
"Yes, yes, my father sent me here
Sto-to avoid you."
"Well, come on-quick, Carlotta
We'll follow suit-the back way."
"But, Len," gasped the girl, "some
one must play the guitar. Rafael al
Sways played!"
Snow leaped to the middle of the
inarrow street and began wildly to sig
Snal toward the dark corner. The two
Englishmen came up leisurely.
"Hurry! Hurry!" cried the Ameri
can. "I need you!"
1 "What's the matter?" asked Middle
ham, as the two followed him back to
the window.
S"Stand here and play this guitar!"
snapped Snow.
S"Aw, now, what do I want to stand
i here and play a guitar for?"
1 "Don't ask questions! To make
Sthem think I'm here till Senorita Car
lotta Vitrelli and I elope out the back
I way."
"Yes, senors," pleaded the voice in
the window, "and if my uncle comes
out you must catch him and hold him.
Don't let him pursue us!" They could
see her wringing her hands excitedly
in the gloom.
"Now, really, Hulley, don't this upset
a fellow, though? Snow here has
known her for at least five minutes,
hasn't he?" Then, as an afterthought,
"I can't play a guitar, you know."
But Snow thrust the instrument
Sinto his hands. "You've got to try as
a friend-a benefactor!"
Middleham held the guitar. Hulley
- looked on in amazement. Snow van
ished around the side alley and the
girl disappeared from the window.
The two Britons were planted dog
gedly by the window and Snow knew
I that neither the uncle nor all the Ha
vana police could move or pass them.
As he and Carlotta met in the tiny
Slittle alleyway there sounded from
the front the most execrable noise
that a guitar was ever guilty of in Ha
I vana.
Then Hulley tried to sing.
"That's unnecessary punishment,"
I muirmured Snow in the girl's ear.
But Carlotta laughed happily gg
Sthey hurried downi the dark path.
1imple Home-Made Remedy ?Ihat Is
Free from Opiates and Harm.
ful Drugs.
An effective remedy that will usu
ally break up a cold in twenty-four
hours, is easily made by mixing to
gether in a large bottle two ounces of
Glycerine, a half-ounce of Virgin Oil
of Pine compound pure and eight
ounces of pure Whisky. This mix
ture will cure any cough that is cur
able, and is not expensive as it makes
enough to last the average family an
entire year. Virgin Oil of Pine com
pound pure is prepared only in the
laboratories of the Leach Chemical
Co., Cincinnati. O.
"I wrote her a poem on my new
typewriter. It began 'How like a flow
er your face is.'"
"The cursed machine wrote it, 'How
like flour your face is!'"
"Our baby when two months old
Was suffering with terrible eczema
from head to foot, all over her body.
The baby looked just like a skinned
rabbit. We were unable to put clothes
on her. At first it seemed to be a few
mattered pimples. They would break
the skin and peel off leaving the un
derneath skin red as though it were
scalds. Then a few more pimples
would appear and spread all over the
body, leaving the baby all raw without
skin from head to foot. On top of her
hqad there appeared a heavy scab a
quarter of an inch thick. It was aw
ful to see so small a baby look as she
did. Imagine! 'The doctor was afraid
to put his hands to the child. We
taied several doctors' remedies but all
" Then we decided to try Cuticura.
By using the Cuticura Ointment :we
soqtened the scab and it came off. Un
der this, where the real matter was,
by washing with the Cuticura Soap
and .applying the Cutclura Ointment,
a ne* skin soon appeared. We also
gave baby four drops of the Cuticura
Resolvent three times daily. After
three days you could see the baby
gaining a little skin which would peel
off and heal underneath. Now the
baby is four months old. She is a fine
picture of a fat little baby and all is
wellb We only used one cake of Cuti
cura-Soap, two boxes of Cuticura Oint
ment and one bottle of Cuticura Re
solvent. If people would know what
Cuticura is there would be few suffer
ing with eczema. Mrs. Joseph Koss
mann, 7 St. John's Place, Ridgewood
Heights, N. Y., Apr. 30 and May 4, '09."
America's Opportunity in Turkey,
Dr. George Washburn. president of
Robert college, 1870-1903, writes:
"It is a great opportunity, a Wvonder
ful opportunity, and it is a call espe
cIally to Americans. They believe in
as now in Turkey. They trust us.
There is nobody they believe in and
trust as they do Americans in Turkey.
They know that we have no selfish
ends in view there. We do not want
any of their territory; we are not
going to try to overthrow the Turkish
government; and they understand fully
that what we are doing there we are
doinig for their good. They may think
we make mistakes, but they know we
are honest, and they know we are do
ing it for their good. They trust us as
they trust nobody else, and conse
quently it is a great opportunity, a
wonderful opportunity, for us to go on
and to try to make these people under
stand who Christ is and what Christ is
to the world."
The Whip Hand.
"She evidently copies your pat
"Quite so."
"1 don't believe I would care to have
such a fashionable cook as that."
"It has its advantages," declared
Mrs, Housekeep.
"In what way?"
"Every time she starts to leave I
simply refuse to button her gown."
Fido's Portion,
"Did you give the scraps of meat to
the dog, Norah?"
"You forgot, mum, that we'd quit
eatin' meat, mum, but Oi give th' baste
th' carrot tops an' pertaty parin's."
Los Angeles Express.
For Colds and Grlpp-Capudine.
The best remedy for Gripp and Colds is
Hicks' Capudine. Relieves the aching and
feverishness. Cures the cold-Headaches
also. It's Liquid-Effects immediately--10,
26 and 50c at Drug Stores.
Sit down and wait for things to come
your way and the first thing that
comes will be the wagon to haul you
off to the county infirmary.
leoause of tho"e ugly, grizzly, gray hairs. Use "'A CREOLE" HAIR RESTORER. PRICE, $1.00, retail.
A New Version.
Apropos of George Washington and
the cherry tree story, Senator l3ever'
idge said at a dinner in Indianapolis:
"I asked a little boy what this story
was the other day, and he actually
didn't know. He said he knew, though,
the story about the judgment of Solo
mon, and he proceeded to tell it to me.
"Solomon," he said, "was a very wise
man. One day two women went to
him, quarreling about a baby. The first
woman said, 'It is my child.' The sec
ondl said, 'No, it is mine.'
"'But Solomon spoke up and de
"'No, no, ladies; do not quarrel.
Give me my sword and I will make
twins of him, so that each of you will
be supplied.' "
LUcAS C('oU'TY. ( 69.
FRAvK J. CIIENEY makes oath that he in slenor
part:wr of the tflrro of F'. J. ('EitL & Co.. doing
busi:ess in the City of Toledo. County and State
aforesai.l, and that said firm will pay the sum of
ONE II' NDRtI) D)DOLLAIIS for each and every
case ( (CATAIIRH that cannot be cured by the use of
Sworn to before me and subscribed in my presene,
this 6th day of December, A. D., 1866.
IHall's Catarrh Cure is taken Internally and acts
direitly Upon the blood and mucous surfaces of the
system. fend for testunonials, free.
F. J. ('CtENEY & CO.. Toledo, O.
Sold by all Druigiits. 7Ce.
Take Hall's 'amily Pills for constipation.
An Easy Job.
"Do you' think that you can make
my daughter happy?" asked Mr. Cum
"She has been happy with you,
hasn't she?" rejoined the confident
"I think so, sir."
"Well, if she's that easy to please
there ought to be no difficulty."
Important to Mothers.
Examine. carefully every bottle of
CASTORIA, a safe and sure remedy for
infants and children, and see that it
Bears the
Signature of
In Use For Over 30 Years.
The Kind You Have Always Bought
Literary Consistency.
"That woman is never happy except
when bothering over the unknowable."
"Yes. She used to adore Browning;
now she dotes on Henry James."
Cleveland Plain Dealer.
If You Are a Trifle Sensitive
About the size of your shoes, many people
wear smaller shoes by using Allen's'Foot-Ease,
the Antiseptic Powder to shake into the shoes.
It cares Tired, Swollen, Aching Feet and
gives rest and comfort. Just the thing for
breaking In new shoes. Sold everywhere, 25c.
Sample sent FREE. Address, Allen S. Olmsted,
Le Roy, N. Y.
"It seems to me that your husband
is not of a very even temper."
"Oh, he certaitly is. He growls the
whole time."-Rire.
Pettit's Eye Salve 100 Years Old,
relieves tired eyes, quickly cures eve aches,
inflamed, sore, watery or ulcerated eyes.
All druggists or Howard Bros.BufIalo,N.Y.
Many of our cares are but a morbid
way of looking at our privileges.-Sir
Walter Scott.
Ache all over? Throat sore, with chills? That is raL
,rippe. L'rrs.j I,..' Da' Pa'nklli.r will break it up if
taken promptly. All dealers, 2e, 5e and Sce bottles.
Every man has theories about rais
ing a family-before he marries.
Mrs. Vinslow's Soothing Syrup.
Forehldren tet hing, softens the gumn. reduces it
ilammation.allats Iai. cures wind colic. 2b a bIottle.
An early cucumber in the hand beats
two In the stomhch.
Words of Praise
For the several ingredients of which Dr. Pierce's medi.
cines are composed, as given by leaders in all the several
schools of medicine, should have far more weight than any
amount of non.professional testimonials. A Booklet made
up of these sent free. Address as below. Dr. Pierce's
Favorite Prescription has THE BADGE OF HONESTY on every
bottle-wrapper, in a full list of all its ingredients printed
in plain English and sworn to as correct.
If you are an invalid woman and suffer from frequent
headache, backache, gnawing distress in stomach, period
ical pains, disagreeable dragging-down distress, perhaps "'*
dark spots or specks dancing before the eyes, faint spells
and kindred symptoms caused by female weakness, or
other derangement of the feminine organs, you can not
do better than take
Dr. Pierce's Favorite Prescription
The hospital, surgeon's knife and operating table may be avoided by the
timely use of "Favorite Prescription" in such cases. Thereby the obnox
ious examinations and local treatments of the family physician can be avoided
and a thorough course of successful treatment carried out in the privacy of
the home.
"Favorite Prescription" is composed of the very best
native medicinal roots known to medical science for the
cure of woman's peculiar ailments, and contains no al
cohol and no harmful or habit-forming drugs.
Do not expect too much from "Favorite Prescription ;" it will not perform
miracles; it will not dissolve or cure tumors. No medicine will. It will do
as much to establish vigorous health in most weaknesses and ailments pecul
iarly incident to women as any medicine can. It must be given a fair chance
by perseverance in its use for a reasonable length of time.
You can't afford to accept a secret nostrum as a substitute for this
remedy of known composition.
Sick women are invited to consult Dr. Pierce, by letter, free. All cor
respondence is guarded as sacredly secret and womanly confidences are pro
tected by professional privacy. Address World's Dispensary Medical Asso
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Dr. Pierce's Pleasant Pellets the best laxative and regulator of the bowels.
Color more goods brighter and faster colors than any other dye. One 10c package colors all fibers. They dye In cold water better than any other dye.
You can dye any garment without rippinga alart. Write for free booklet--How to Dye. Bleach and Mix Colors. MONROE DRUG 00., Oulnry, Illinois.
There is no wrong a man can do OU TFIT
but is a thwarting of the living right.
ONLY ONE "BROMO -UININE." And let us teach you how to can the FINEST goods in the world.
That is LAXATIVE BRnOIO QLISNINE. Look for It will prove to be the best investment you ever made.
the signature of E. W. tGROVE. Used the World
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- A
In Bad Fix
"I had a mishap at the age of 41, which left me in bad
fix," writes Mrs. Georgia Usher, of Coryers, Ga.
"I was unconscious for three days, and after that I
would have fainting spells, dizziness, nervousness, sick
headache, heart palpitation and many strange feelings.
"I suffered greatly with ailments due to the change of
life and had 3 doctors, but they did no good, so I conclud2d
to try Cardui.
"Since taking Cardui, I am so much better and can do
all my housework."
The Woman's Tonic
Do not allow yourself to get into a bad fix. You might
get in so bad you would find it hard to get out.
Better take Cardui while there is time, while you are
still in moderately good health, just to conserve your strength
and keep you in tip top condition.
In-this way your troubles, whatever they are, will grad
ually grow smaller instead of larger-you will be on the
up-grade instead of the down-and by and bye you will
arrive at the north pole of perfect health.
Get a bottle at your druggists' today.
is worth its weight In gold. It stops all itching, irritating skin
diseases, eczema, erysipelas, ringworm, chapping or burns.
A positive cure for itching and'inflamed piles.
* Resinol Ointment, Resinol Toilet Soap, Resinol Medicated *
Shaving Stick are sold at Drug Stores.
_* . . . . . . . . . .
,Potash has a direct relation to the increase
ini your bank account. It is like money put into a
successful manufacturing plant. It pays dividends.
Potash produces more and better crops, \ j'
and the difference between a good bank balance
and none at all, frequently is-Potash ' r
Potash Pays
!Potash isn't all there is to fertilizing, but
it -is so essential that you must consider it.
TJrge your fertilizer dealer to carry Use
Potash Salts in stock. He will have 100 to
no trouble in buying them if he will 200 pounds
wite to us about it. of Potash per
GERMAN KALI WORKS acre on swamp
Continental Building Baltimore, Md.
Your Liver's
Your Life
A dead liver means awful sick
ness-don't let it come-when
it can be prevented. Cascarets
keep the liver lively and bowels
regular and ward off serious,
fatal illness. sal
CASCARETS-toc box-week's treat.
ruent. All druggists. Biggest seller
in the world. Million boxes a month.
DEFIANOE Sold Water Starch
makes laundry work a pleasure. 18 oz. pkg. 100.
BT ooand Advice FREE. ES..,
sCwir k a Lawrtte, Wullsinytn,
!AT I )D.C. Est. 49 yrs. BLest re:reuc.e

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