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1 t! J' |l I r.i 4 "i* 1% \f V, P,i H? »1 It I ft k5' Fj & fe'" jt* hj 1-1"' r: :='V~ •YER UP IN A BALLOON. Astonished Yokel's Pat Reply to Lost Aeronaut's Question. Of Baldwin, the ill-fated aeronaut, a Cleveland man said recently: "He once took me wjlth him balloon Ing. The experience was odd and frightening. A gale came up and I be came airsick—a condition worse than seasickness. It was now necessary to descend, but Baldwin wanted to know in what part of the country we float ed. "With our glasses we swept the land scape, but in the failing light only one house was Visible, and near by a man worked in a field. Baldwin, with great skill, brought down the balloon till it was only about a hundred feet above 'he man's bead. "'Hi!'he shouted. 'Hi!' "The workman looked up in amaze ment. "'Where are we?' cried Baldwin, as we darted onward. 'Where are ye?' repeated the man, in his slow, dull way. "'Yes. Where are we?' ":Wby,' same the reply, almost in audible, we were now so far past— 'why, yer up in a balloon, ain't ye?'" Tennessee Praise. Dayton, Tenn., Dec. 11th (Special) —Among many prominent residents to praise Dodd's Kidney Pills is Mr. N. R. Roberts of this place. He tells of what they have done for him, and his words wlsll go deep into the hearts of all who are suffering in the same way. He says: "I was a martyr to Kidney Trouble, but Dodd's Kidney Pills completely cured me. I shall always keep them on hand, in case there should be any return of the old trouble, but I am thankful to say they did their work so well there has not been the -slight est sign of my old complaint coming back. The pain in my back used to be terrible. If I got down I had a hard job to get straight again. But my back is like a new one now and I can stoop as much as I please. I don'f believe there ever was any medicine balf so good as Dodd's Kidney Pills." Scenting a Touch. Eve—Oh, Addy! Isn't autumn per fectly sublime! Did you ever see such riot of colot- on the leaves? Adam—Barbaric, dear you know 1 never like my little wifey to dress loudly.—Puck. "According to the French proverb,'' said the bride of a week, "what is sown in love becomes a flower in par adise." "Very well, my dear," rejoined the newly made hubby "just sew this suspended button on for me, and we'll proceed to give our garden a boost."— No Changes. Fashionable Mrs. Fourthhub was very glad to see Mrs. Tenthtime. "Going to keep your present house for the season?" she twittered. "Oh, yes." "And retain your- present staft ot servants?'* "Yes, indeed. In fact, after careful ly considering matters, I even think— I really think—" "What, dear?" "That I'll keep my present hus band."—Houston Chronicle. 1 Not High Financiers. George Ade was listening gravely tc compliment. At the end he said: "Thank you. You remind me ot something: "A little while after the appearance of my first book I went to spend a week in a summer resort outside of Chicago. "The landlord of the modest hotel said to me: 'Mr. Ade, you are a liter ary man, I believe?' "I blushed and smiled .and answered that I had written a few trifles, noth ing more. 'I have several literary men stop ping here,' the landlord went on. 'Well, I'm rather glad of that,' said (. 'Yes,' said the landlord, 'I like liter ary men. They never object to pay ing in advance. They are used to it.'" A BRAIN WORKER. Must That Have the Kind of Food Nourishes Brain. "I am a literary man whose nervous energy is a great part of my stock in trade, and ordinarily I have little pa tience with breakfast foods and the extravagant claims made of them. But I cannot withhold my acknowledg ment of the debt that I owe to Grape Nuts food. "I discovered long ago that the verj bulkiness of the ordinary diet was not calculated to give one a clear head, the power of sustained, accurate thinking. I always felt heavy and sluggish In mind as well as body after eating the ordinary meal, which diverted the blood from the brain to the digestive apparatus. "I tried foods easy of digestion, but found them usually deficient nutri ment. I experimented with many breakfast foods and they, too, proved unsatisfactory, till I reached Grape Nuts. And then the problem was solved. "Grape-Nuts agreed with me per fectly from the beginning, satisfying my hunger and supplying the nutri ment that so many other prepared foods lack. "I bad not been nsing it very Ion* before I r\ kt ft I found that I was turning oat an unusual quantity and Quality of work. Continued use has demonstrat ed to my entire satisfaction Chat Grape-Nuts food contains all the ele ments needed by the brain and nervous system of the writer/' hard working publle Name given by Poatum Co. Battle Creek, Mich. There's a reason. Read the little look. "Tfc» Bond to WeUville," la pk/w. T5he Scourge CHAPTER Vn.—(Continued.) When the princess was alone, she trembled beneath the weight of the new thought that had been wrought upon her. Flight was something that had not made its.way to her mind be fore, but now that it had been present ed, she could not dismiss it. She had revealed her whole feeling, so far as the king was concerned, in her speech to Albia. There may have been other springs within her soul which she did not then dare to touch but in her own soul, unsupported and uninfluenced by other causes than such as spring from reason and reflection, had grown a fear of Horam, and a terror of being his wife. She had dreamed of poor Helena until the dead queen seemed almost an attendant spirit upon her, sent to wain her. The night passed, and the day came and she had resolved that she would not marry with the old king if she could avoid it. When Albia came, and asked her what she had de termined, such was the purport of her answer. 'But," said the bondmaiden, "there is but one way in which the sacrifice can be avoided. Are you ready to flee?" "Not yet—not yet, Albia. Wait through the day." In-Tthe afternoon the king made a visit to the house of his prime minis ter and spent a short time with Ulin. He never looked more repulsive. He was loud in his words of love, -and made the announcement that fortune had turned full in his favor. It was evident enough that he had been tak ing more wine than usual. When he went away, Ulin sank down upon a low stool, and buried her face in her hands. "Albia," she said, when she felt like speaking, "I can bear no more. I would rather die than give myself to that man. If I should die, my father would lose me but if I flee from Damascus, I may at some time return to him. If you can prepare for leaving the city, I will accompany you this very night." The bondmaiden promised that she would do all in her power and without waiting to waste time in useless words, she went*forth to seavcli for the help •she needed. Evening came, and Ulin had not shrunk back from the decision she had made. There were two reasons why her home had not power to win her back from her resolve. The death of her mother had taken away the brightest part of that home and, fur thermore, its character of home was soon to be changed if she remained. It could not be her home any more. CHAPTER VIII. Hobaddan. Thus sat the princess, presenting herself with every available reason that could favor her in her resolution, when Albia came in, with a quick ttep and a flushed cheek. "My mistress." she said, when she had assured herself that they were alone, "there is a man in the garden who wishes to speak with you." "A man!" cried Ulin. "He says it is a case of life or death—of life or death to an individ ual, and of life or death to a city," pursued the bondmaiden, without no ticing the interruption. "He gained entrance to the garden, and hi been searching for the lady Ulin. He did not tell me his name but I know that he was with the robbers at the Pal ace of the Valley, and he says he is a friend of Julian. If you will see him now, I can conduct him up without ianger of discovery." "In mercy's name. Albia, what mean you?" The princess trembled like an aspen. "What can he want with me?" "I think he is an honest man, my lady and I think you- had better see him. I only speak my own feelings." "Does he say that Julian sent him?" asked Ulin, trembling more violently as that name fell from her lips. "Julian did not send him." replied Albia "and yet he comes in behalf of Julian. I think the noble young chief tain is in danger, and this man hopes that you may be able to render some assistance." "Indeed, Albia. I must not do such a thing. It would not be proper. I must not do it. What is the robber chieftain to me?" "I know not of a verity, my lady, that such is the man's hope but I do know that he prays most earnestly to see you. Yet, if you will not see him, I will carry to him your word." "What will he do if I refuse?" "He will go away, and trouble you no more." "Are you sure of this. Albia?' "I ani, my lady. He bade me say unto you that you should act your own pleasure. He urges no claim, and will take no offense at refusal, but he prayerfully asks that you will grant him audience." The princess was not proof against the spirit which prompted to the re ception of the robber. It was not wholly curiosity which moved her. There were feelings working within her which she could not have ex plained, even to herself. She told Al bia that she might conduct the man to her apartment. "You will come -with him, Albia and you will remain with me while he is here." The bondmaiden went away, and ere long returned,, followed by a *tall, •tout, middle-aged man. As the rays •'*11 I p" .sISS^ Copyrifhted 1801 by Robert Bonner's Sons. A Story of the.Ea.st... SYLV^NUS COBB, JR. of the lamp fell upon his face, reveal ing features that were far above the average in their stamp of manhood, Ulin recognized him as one whom she had seen with Julian in the Valley of Lycanius. He bowed very low as he entered, and when he saw how the maiden was affected by his presence, he proceeded at once to open his busi ness. "Noble lady," he said, in a tone which might at once have banished all fear from the minds of his listeners, "I have come to you upon a most strange business, and I will use as few words as possible in presenting it to you. My young master is in danger." "Do you speak of Julian?" asked the princess, with a slight start. "Yes, my lady," replied the man, standtag respectfully before her, with his cap in Jtis hand. "My name Is Hobaddan, and I am Julian's lieutenant. I have been with him from the period of his earliest childhood. Since he was large enough to lift a lance, I have been his friend and companion. He was given into my care during his opening youth and when he reached the estate of manhood I was content to serve him. I love him as a brother—aye, better than most brothers love. I love him tenderly and devotedly. And all his followers love him. A thousand stout men love and worship-"him.*' What did all this mean? Why had Hobaddan come to tell her this? Ulin trembled, knowing not wherefore, and gazed anxiously into the speaker's face. "Lady," pursued the lieutenant, who had stopped a moment, as though he would assure himself that his lan guage gave no offense, "my master is in danger. He is in the hands of his deadliest enemy. He is in this city— cast into a dark, deep dungeon, and Horam means to kill him!" Ulin turned pale as death, and clasped her hands upon her bosom. Her look signified that she would ask how it happened. "I will explain," continued Hobad dan, "how this misfortune befell my chieftain. Have you ever seen an Israelite named Judah?" "I know him well," said Albia. "He is the king's slave." "And two black men, named Osmir and Selim?" "I know them also," answered the bondmaiden. "They came to our camp," said Ho baddan, "and told so fair a story tfcat they were admitted to fellowship, and the blacks were placed as servants near the person of our chieftain. But the result proved that they were sent out by Horam, and that their mission was to capture the Scourge of Damas cus. And this work they have accom plished How they did it I cannot tell. I only know that we missed our leader, and that the three conspirators were missing with him. I came at once to this city, and have succeeded in dis covering what I have told you. Julian is in prison, and of course the fate of death awaits him." "But sir, said Ulin, struggling to speak calmly, "what can this mean to me?" "Noble lady, I know that the thought of seeking you was a "Wild one and perhaps you will say it was monstrous but I could think of no other course. I know that your father was prime ministw and that you were in a position to wield some in fluence. There is not an officer in Damascus to whom I would dare to apply. Is there not some way in which you can help me?" "How, sir? Help you in what?" "In setting my young master free." "Indeed, sir, you have taken a step most wild. How should I, the daugh ter of Aboul Cassem, dare to step in between justice and its victim?" "Ah, lady," returned the lieutenant, "some of us think that others higher than Julian owe more to justice than does he." "Still, sir," pursued Ulin, "it is. most absurd to think that I could help you in this." Did Ulin appear like one offended? No. Did she treat the name of Julian as though she deemed him worthy of the fate which threatened him? No. She seemed rathereto be struggling to put away some feeling of a very dif ferent character. The lieutenant evi dently read her nature, for he pro ceeded earnestly: "Do not misunderstand me, lady. Were the work simply to set Julian free, I should not have visited you. The work I would give into your hands is the salvation of Damascus. If our master is slain by the king, this city must suffer terribly. The vengeance of those who love the chieftain will be dreadful. If Julian falls beneath the sw,ord of the king's executioner, his followers will draw more blood from the life of this people than Polypses drew when he ravaged the city of the northern plain. To save all this, no ble princess, can you not help me? is there not some way in which you can remove the bolt from the door of the chieftain's prison-house?" N Ulin was trembling more violently than before. "O, sir," she cried, giving full Bcope now to her feelings, "you find me powerless to help you. 1 have not the influence which you ascribe to me. If I had the power, I would not hesi tate. If I were the jailer, and held the keys of the prison door, I would set your rateter free ,but, alas! I am more weak thrfn you imagine. 1 am more like a prisoner mm than lite prin cess!" At this Juncture the bondmaiden arose from her seat and moved for ward. Her da*k*$yes sparkled with peculiar fife, and her fair brow worked as though the bain were revolving mighty thoughts. "£ear lady," she said, addressing her mistress, "there Is but one way in which we can render the assurance which this man seeks." "Speak, Albia," said Ulin, betraying a suddenness of emotion which told very plainly how her desire ran. "Not now, my mistress," returned the girl. "I must'have time: If this man can come to our garden two hours past midnight, I can tell him more." "Is there help?" asked* Hobaddan, eagerly. "I cannot tell you now," replied Al bia. "I can only tell you this! If there is help, it is to be found only in one quarter. I will look for it there and, at the time I have men tioned, you shall know the result. I will look for it if my lady is willing." "And I am pardoned for my intru sion?" said Hobaddan. "Yes." returned Ulin. She would have raid more, but Albia was al ready at the door, and the robber had turned to follow her. CHAPTER IX. The Dark Hour. "It seemed like a dream to Ulin. She closed her eyes—and opened them -Land arose—and walked across the chamber—simply to assure herself that she was awake. Was it possible that a member of the robber band had been to see her—had been within her chamber—had come, and had gone? A friend and companion of Julian's seeking her for aid in behalf of the chieftain? She was trying to make it appear real, when her bondmaiden returned. The door f.as closed, and Albia re marked. as she took a seat: "He will be in the garden two hours past midnight, my lady and if we can help him, we must do our work as speedily as possible." "Help." repeated Ulin, gazing into her attendant's face. "How can we help Julian?' "The thing may be possible," replied Albia, in a thoughtful mood. "If you would serve him, I think a way can be opened to the accomplishment." The princess reflected a few mo ments, and then said: "If the man who was here spoke the truth, it may become my duty to help him and certainly his story seemed plausible. I can very easily see how the powerful robber band, moved to desperation by the death of their beloved leader, might wreak most terrible vengeance upon this city and surely, if we can be the means of averting so dire a calamity, it is omr duty so to do." "I think it is," added Albia. "But," continued Ulin, "if Julian is in the power of the king, he must be in one of the strongest dungeons and a strict guard must be kept over him. How can we reach him?" "I can think of but one way," re turned the bondmaiden, laying down the plan with her finger as she pro ceeded. "Osmir and Selim had a hand in capturing the young chieftain and it is not impossible that they may have a hand in guarding him. I judge so from the fact that the capture of the robber has not yet become gen erally known in the city, which would (jertainly have been the case, if the king's officers had known it. Now we have some claim upon the gratitude of this Osmir, and I think he is, by na ture, grateful enough to repay us. 'He is the man whom we found faint and dying upon the shore of the lake, and who must have died if we had not nursed him. You remember the cir cumstance?" "He had almost been killed by some slaves of Aleppo," explained Albia. (To be continued.) Evan Family Secrets! of in are a The inquisitorial proceedings come-tax collectors in Austria source of great annoyance to self-re specting citizens. They pry into every family secret, however delicate. But now they do even more than that. They attempt to check the income of a man by finding out what is sent him by rail. The inspector of taxes at Myslenice, in order to give the screw, another turn, has applied to the rail way managers for permission to send an official to Makow station for a cer tain time in order to examine all par cels sent there or thence, and find out to whom or from whom they have been sent. Of course the purpose of such a demand is clear. Proof is re quired that certain persons spend more, and therefore tiiltye a\ greater few come than they have declared, tlftis ignoring the fact that a man may pos sibly live, beyond his income. At the same time it must be confessed that there is a great difficulty in getting people to give truthful declarations. Mora Laughter, I*as Suicide. The physiological benefits of laugh ter can not be overestimated. It shakes up the diaphragm, sets the pulses beating to a lively measure, stimulates the blood corpuscles, en livens the brain, and sometimes pro duces dislocation of the jaw when in dulged in too heartily by a man'with a large mouth. Used with discretion laughter is as inspiring as a sea breeze, as refreshing as an August shower. Its moral effect is' beyond computation. It has killed motd ridic ulous superstitions by its rollicking roars of unbelief than any other agency, says the Literary Era. What can be more derisive than a laugh? The man who laughs never kills him self, -That Is the reason so few Irish* men coipmlt suicide. iViiriiia A Ventilated Barrel^" ,tj It is well known that the ordlntr? barrel 16 not adapted for tti&sftipment of perishable produce for long dis tances. There being no means ot ventilation, the produce rots In a short timje and- therefore becomes un fit fcr sale. A Southerner has In vented a novel ventilated barrel that is designed particularly for the ship ping of spinach, kale and other garden produce, an illustration of which Is shown here. The barrel is light, strong^ and durable, the ventilated openings being so arranged that they will not become clogged and closed by the con tents of the barrel. The body of the barrel 1B composed of the two sets of veneer staves, one set being arranged within the other. The other staves, which are spaced apart slightly, have straight parallel edges and when the staves are bowed to form the bilge of tho barrel a tapering Intervening space is formed. The outer staves have vertical1 ventilating slots, or open ings at the center, these slots being located between the middle hoops of the barrel, permitting the escape of moisture and sweat from the contents of the barrels. The inner staves cover the intervening spaces between the outer staves, making a barrel of great strength. The inner staves are also Provides Ventilation. spaced apart, the spaces being located opposite to the ventilating openings of the outer staves. These spaces be tween the inner staves are covered beyond the ventilating openings, form ing inner vertical ducts, which com muicate with and extend upward and downward to permit air to pass into the barrel, whereby the contents are thoroughly ventilated. The ventilat ing openings being offset from the staves, the contents of the barrel will not cover or close the openings. Hoops are secured to the inner and outer sur faces of the barrel to ensure rigidity, the bottom being of the usual con struction. A piece of coarse fabric serves as a'top. Pyroradio Activity the Latest. Pyroradio activity is the dernier cri. This is the radio active power taken by a wire charged with negative elec tricity as it is heated. Such a wire includes radio activity in any sub stance submitted to its action, doing without the beip of radium. Dr. H. Toummarina of Switzerland discover* ed pyroradio activity, also discovered' that any subscance placed in the me dium surrounding rays becomes radio activity. Any solid body, includ ing fruit, grass, and live animals, as well as any kind of conducive or in sulating liquids, have thus been made radio active. In experimenting with birds Dr. Toummarina found that the intensity of radio active radiating is stronger with grown individuals than in young ones, and depends also on the state of activity or rest of the subject. Radio activity seems to be proportioned to muscular activity or vital energy. This phenomenon, for which bioradio activity has been sug gested as a name, apparently has a rather intimate relation with life, and from this point of view its further in vestigation probably will yield results of great bearing, both in philosophi cal and practical problems. Failing's of Young Engineers. Charles F. Scott says it is easier to train engineers than men with man hood's quota of courage, backbone, moral strength. "College courses are apt to give 99 per cent to technical subjects, and 1 per cent to culture studies. When older men talk about the value to an engineering student of a debating society, of familiarity with parliamentary practice, of fluen cy in composition, of culture studies, of the training in effective co-opera tion, of education as a means of form ing right habits and developing the faculties as well as acquiring techni cal knowledge, the students In engin eering do not seem to know whstt they mean." An engineer of wide ex perience says that in selecting young engineers for specific work he found a greater number were lacking in moral qualifications than in technical ability. .- Niagara River Waterfall. Niagara river, in its course from Lake Erie to Lake Ontario, falls a distance of 62? feet. A survey by the United States, engineers, who meas ured the flow of the river below the falls, shows that it discharges 230,000 cubJiC feet of water a second from the one lake to the other. In Its descent of twenty-seven miles from lake to lake Niagara river- develops the equiv alent of about 9,000,000 theoretical horsepower. AILING WOMEN. kMp tftt rndKiiyr wen He smiled and went on: "You remind me. of a man who call ed at a house which the stork had Just visited. 'Is it a boy or a girl?" said the man. "'Guess,' said the father. 'A boy,* the visitor hazarded. 'You're only half right,' the father answered, .with,- a smile." Girls of To-Day. 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"Tell me ,Mr. Borglum," she cried, impulsively, "is sculpture very diffi cult?" "No," replied the artist, smiling, "it is very simple and easy. You have only to take a block of marble and a chisel and knock off all the marble you don't want." Wants a Holiday.* Mamma—So you want to give your dear teacher a present? Tommy—Yes, ma I'd like to give her some of that cheap candy like I had the other day. "Why, Tommy, that was what made you so ill." "Yes, ma I know it was."—Chicago Journal. Atk Your Druggist for Allen's Foot-Ease. •1 tried ALLEN'S FOOT-EASE recent ly and have just bought another supply. 1% has cured my corns, and tho hot, burning and itching sensation in my feet which was almost unbearable, and I wouldnot be with* out it now."—Mrs. W. J. Walker, TO CUHE A COLD IN OCIK DAT Take LAXATIVE BBOMO Qutatn»Tablets Dni«. reftmd money If It lalla to eur*. u. W. GROVES signature 1* on each box. JSc. 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