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THE CELINA DEMOCRAT, CELINA, OHIO
FIVE FRIDAYS By FRANK R. ADAMS CHAPTER V Continued. "You iccm to know a cood deal about detective methods." I aald, with mock admiration. "Teh," be responded seriously; "I ought to. I've been chased by aome of the bent detectives In New York, Then he added proudly, "I bad Burna after me ouce." "Under her window la the first place to look," said Kent, alive with Inter est now In the acherae. "Where did be sleep?" I picked out the window of Mrs. Green's room, and we carefully search ed the wet ground underneath by light ing mutches. "Isn't It more probable that she would corao out by the door?' I sug gested. "She could never climb from that second story window." "Sure she could," be asserted. "See that rain pipe here? It Roes alonsslde her window. A lady like her could ahin np and down that like a moose." Someway the picture of my future mother-in-law (I hoped) frisklnjr np and down a narrow water pipe was beyond my Imagination. , "Look here!" exclaimed my compan ion, pointing to the ground in front of blm. "Is that or is it not the print of a lady's shoe?" I looked. There was certainly footprint there, and it was small and narrow. "It's fresh too. Ton can tell by ihe mud that it's been made since the heavy rain. Old footprints would bare been washed out anyhow." This was sure enough reasoning. Kent started to walk in the direction that the footprints led. and I followed. All at once Kent stopped and Ut ser ercl matches all in one place. "I think I've solved the mystery." he snid, bending over the mud. "But it looks bad for the doll. There's a guy following her. Look at these marks." With n shudder I verified his state ment. Larger footprints were in the mud with the small ones. The owner of the larger shoes had evidently fol lowed the lady, because in many cases the small footprints were partially ob literated by the larger ones. Kent echoed my own thought. "Gee, I wish we had brought the gun with us." "Let's hurry on before it's too late," 1 urged. We pressed forward at a killing pace, only stopping once in awhile to assure ourselves that we were on the right track. At one place the ground was trampled over a considerable area. "He caught up with her here," Kent Interpreted. "They struggled. Look. she dropped this." lie picked up a handkerchief. By the light of a match I discovered that It was marked "G." There could be no doubt ; we were on the right track. "She got away from him, though,' exulted Kent. "See here, Just beyond her footsteps are ahead again." CHAPTER VI. More Mystery. a QUICK spurt of flame ahead l baited us in our search for r Mis. Green. We heard an in distinct murmur of voices, the sound of twigs being broken, then ab solute silence. "Sh!" Kent whispered. "As we are uot armed, we must creep up as close as we can, then when the son of a gun pipes us off we can spring on him be fore he cun wins us. Do you get me?" I admitted that his plan was good. "Then on your knees and be care ful," he commanded. We crept through mud puddles without noticing them. Then I heard the sound of a safety match being scratched unsuccessfully against a box. When it finally lighted wuat would be revealed? A Jagged circle of yellow light flick ered a moment while I crouched ready to spring, then burned dimmer and went out. The silence was unbroken until the light disappeared, then Bopp's laugh rang out loud and clear, followed a moment later by a hys terical giggle wnicn I recognized as Lucile s, While I scuttled away as hastily as possiDie in oraer to De out or range be fore he could light another match, I heard him say In a childish falsetto. "One two three for Monty!" I did not hear what else he had to offer because I got out of earshot aa soon as possible. A few hundred yards on the trail back to the house Kent Joined me. We proceeded Indian fashion silently for a while. ruiuiiy ue ruminated: its sure queer how I forgot about her and him being on the Island. If it hadn't been for them we was doing fine. I sup pose we'll have to go back to the house and begin all over again." "Ao more footprints," I insisted hastily. "We'll just hunt as plain ama teur hunters and cut out the detective stuff." Kent was visibly crestfallen. Suddenly the muffled report of a gun reached our ears. "They've found her." said Kent without enthusiasm. "Let's go back." I hesitated. I hated to face Lucile after the ridiculous scene of a short time before. Finally I assented. When we reached the bouse no one was in sight "Probably upstairs putting the old dame to bed," Kent said. I went up, rapped on Mrs. Green's door and entered. There was no sign of her. Puzzled, I went downstairs. "Nobody there," I announced to Kent Just at that moment there was a sound outside, and I looked out to see Lucile and Bopp arriving. "Well," sighed Lucile, "where's mother?" "Where did you put her?" I countered. "I ?" exclaimed Lucile, "I haven't seen her." "Haven't seen her?" Kent interject- cd. "Then who fired the revolver? "Didn't you?" interposed Bopp. "No." "Who did, then?" with sudden ap prehension. Kent picked up the gun from tho tablo and broke it Six loaded car tridges dropped out "This cannon ain't been fired," be said, sniffing the barrel. We looked at one another with frightened eyes. What unseen force was playing pranks on us? First the disappearance of Mrs. Green, then the revolver shot coming out of the air- It seemed too much to account for by natural means. When the telephone bell rang, our nerves, all ou paper edge, gave ono united leap. I answered the summons. "Hello:" I said 'This is the telegraph operator at I' air view," said a mnscullne voice. "Have you got a party at your place named N. Blulney or something like that?" "Yes: I am Mr. Bhilney.1 'Trobably it's for you, then. We got a rush message for N. Blulney which we can't deliver to you on account of the storm. Are you expecting any thing?' "Yes," I assented; "I am always get ting telegrams. Bead it to me over the telephone." "I can't do that I don't know you. You'll have to get Mr. Green or one of his family to take the message fo: you." "Very well. Ilold the wire, I re quested, putting my band over the mouthpiece. "Lucile, will you take this telegram? It's for me, but they say they'll have to read it to some member of the family because they don't know me." Lucile took the receiver, picked up a pencil hanging by a string to the tele phone and wrote down the telegram O ll. "Look! She dropped this." on a scratch pad on the wall as tho operator read it over the wire. When it was done, without comment she handed it to me. It read as follows: N. Blaney Coming to you at last. Ar rive today. Have marriage license ready. VIVA DUNMOHE. "Wait," I exclaimed; "this can't be for me. Call up that operator again." 'Don't try to explain," said Lucile coldly. "I suppose you don't even know who Vlda Dunmore is?" I debated a moment as to whether I should lie or not, but what was the use? I did know a Vlda Dunmore, an actress. In fact I had seen and criticised her work only the week be fore. 'Yes," I said slowly, "I know her, or I know a girl by that name, but we are not friends. This telegram is a mistake." I saw that she did not believe me, but I had no chance to explain, be- cause in an instant we had ail Jumped to our feet and were straining our overwrought nerves to catch a sound which punctuated the roar of the storm. Somewhere near a revolver shot had been fired. We all hastened out of doors. "Do you suppose some one is shoot ing at mother?" Lucile worried. I tried to reassure her, but my ef forts were politely repulsed. Appar ently the matter of the telegram had erected a wall of ice between us. "It sounded as if it came from the beach." Kent pointed in the direction of the dock. 'No; I am sure it was inland," ar gued Bopp. At heart I was inclined to agree with my rival, but rather than appear to do so I started for the water front. Around a bank of bushes I came in full sight of the lake. There was a comparatively quiet cove where the dock was, but Just beyond n headland which sheltered the cove the waves were piling over themselves in boiling torrents where a sharp toothed reef was bidden a couple of feet below tho surface. The explanation of the revolver shots was obvious. A small steam boat was Jammed hard and fast on the rocks and was pounding herself with a violence which prophesied a short life for her hull. Jnst as I appeared a man forward of the pilothouse fired a revolver in the air. As soon as he saw me he began to wave his arms vio lently and pointed to three other fig ures crouched on the deck. By this time the rest of our party had caught up with me. "He seems to be signaling," Bopp interpreted sagely. "Wonder what he wants." "What would you want if you were In a boat aground in the lake with every chance of going to pieces in ten minutes?" I yelled so as to be beard above the sea. "I suppose you would be wishing for some poached plover's eggs on a strip of toast" "They cap't expect us to come out there and get them." he decided. "No boat could live In that sea. It would be suicide to attempt to reach them." "We must do something." Lucile de- Indeed a Cheerful Tale fOtvyrlffet, truk A. Munaey Co.) I cided, with ready sympathy. "I'm very fond of the captain. lie's been bringing our supplies for ten years." "Is that the supply boat?" Bopp de manded. "Why, yes; certainly." "We must do something at once." Bopp began to run around in busy cir cles in tho sand. "We must attempt to reach the poor devils. Kent, where Is that boat of yours?" "I drew it up on the shore here, right alongside the dock. Why, where is it?" "Gone, eh?" Bopp shook his bead knowingly. 'Trobably tho heavy sea washed It off." "Yes, but no sea ever untied the knot I had In her painter around this post here." Kent would have seen a mys tery In Utopia. Ills mind insisted upon being pitted against the unknown. "Well, what are we going to do?" Bopp said helplessly. "Those poor dev. lis out there are counting on us. Think of being on a vessel loaded with bread, butter, eggs, vegetables and meat and having it break up under your feet What shall we do?" "I'm afraid we won't have time to do anythlug," I decided. "Her back is broken. It's only a question of sec- oqds now." The people on board realized it too. They hastily launched a life raft over the side and scrambled on to it as the decks crumpled beneath them and be came a twisted mass of timbers that writhed for a moment and fell back into the waves to become driftwood. The raft fortunately bad cleared the wreck in plenty of time and was now drifting pnst our cove toward the main land. The men on board seemed busy urrunging a sort of must and sail made out of an oar and a couple of oilskins. When they got that rigged up two of them held it up while a third attempt ed to steer with a second oar. "They're going to try to land on the other point of the cove," Lucile said. H e must be there to help them when they come ashore. There are rocks about a hundred yards out where the raft wlH strike if it isn't driven past." She led off on a dog trot which took the last tuck out of me when I attempt ed to follow. I got there some way. however, but minus the power of speech. Don't land here!" shouted Lucile into the teeth of the gale. "Dangerous rocks !" They discovered the rocks for them selves almost immediately and slid off from the raft in a compact group. Un der the direction of Kent, who had read a book about it somewhere, we form ed ourselves into a life line by holding on to one another's hands and wading out into the surf. One by one the shipwrecked victims struggled to us and were passed on up to the shore. Three were landed in this way, but the fourth failed to make it I could see a head bobbing up and down a hundred feet away, but in a moment the head disappeared alto gether. (TO BE CONTINUED.) SHE WAS A PROUD WAITRESS Girl Drafted to Meet an Emera:ncv Declined to Pick Up Fork Dropped by Guest The pride of the average American girl is quite as noticeable among farmers daughters ns any other class, This Is Illustrated by the experience of a resident of a neighboring state who, according to Osteopathic Maga zine, with a week-end company of guests on his hands, was left on Sat urday without a waitress to serve the elaborate meals that had been planned. After a good denl of persuasion he sue- ceederl in getting the consent of a neighboring farmer's daughter to help out in the emergency although she had never done anything of the kind. He assured her she would be well paid and that all she would have to do would be to answer the call of the bell. perform the required service and leave the room. As the company was seating itself at the table one of the men hit a fork with his elbow, knocking It to the floor. The host touched the bell and ns the door into the kitchen opened and the girl stuck her head Inquiringly Into the room, ho snid : "The gentleman dropped d fork." Indicating the loca tion with a motion of his hand. The girl stepped fully Into the room and with mingled astonishment nnd Indignation snid : "You don't menn ter sny you rung that bell Just ter have me come In nn' pick up thnt fork, do yer? Of nil things! If he's too lazy to pick It np himself, you can let It lay there. I won't touch It." Then she made a hurried exit,-banging the door. Hilarious Is a mild term to apply to the uproar that followed, and the dis comfited host joined In the merriment. Are You a Superior Person? A professor of psychology announced to his class somewhat humorously one day thnt he should propound a prob lem by means of which each member could prove to his own satisfaction whether or not he was n superior per son. The average person, he explained, never works It out ; only the person of superior practical ability succeeds. Here Is the problem, as propounded by the Youth's Companion: A man has two pails, one of which holds exactly five quarts and the other exactly three quarts. He Is sent to the river to bring back exactly seven quarts of water, no more, no less. With only the five-quart pail and the three- quart pail how can he measure exactly seven quarts? Can you solve it? Down to Earth Again. Tommy (after operation) Whnt with sister 'ere, an' them lilies, I thought ,1 was in 'eaven when I first came round till I see'd Kill youuder in the next bed ! I OHIO GLEANINGS George Iteed, Flndlay, was named Beneca county agricultural agent nt a salary of f 1,800 a year. A. L. SherroU died at Dayton front a fracture of the skull, which he suf fered when accidentally pushed off the rear end of a crowdod streetcar, Muskingum college at New Con cord celebrated tho 81st anniversary of its founding with appropriate ex raises, Joe Jone. is under arrest at West lTnlon, charred with stabbing Earl Henderson at .Manchester. Mender tan is In sr-rlot') condition. Jacob Chretlannen. 65, farmer, wrs killed by a train at Port Clinton. The horse which he was driving aso was killed Major Smith of St. Marys, Auglaize county, li-sued an order to tho effect that all loafers, both men and worn en, of the tewn will either have to work, go to war or go to Jail. .Mary Lynch. 12, and Mary Stali 3, died of burns received when their flothing itfnlted frotr open fires In their homes at Lorain. H. Ross Ake, Canton banker, Is clr fculntlni? a petition for the Republican nomination for state senator from the Stark-Carroll district. Hundreds cf fish In the Huron river near Milan ore dying dully. Cause is unknown. At Columbus Mrs. Cecelia Alberrv 24. Is near death from two bullet wounds above her right ear, sustained when her husband, Ivan, Alberry, 24 aai express messenger, Bliot her in a fit of rage, it is said. Alberry is un der arvesl. Angry be'.-ause he was charged 10 cents tor a bottle of pop, Tom M ronovltch, a Serbian Fteel worker, stabbed and killed Joseph Machanick. a Slovak restaurant keeper, at YoungBtown. A number of Toledo wemen have volunteered to plow war gardens this spring. Governor Cox appointed J. L, Cu lisle, Democrat, of Greenfield, to suc ceed C. F. Ilcyman, Huron, as a men ber of the state board of agriculture, The latter's term had expired. Ma jor Charles W. Allen or Washington C. H.. Republican, was reappointed Twenty-live autcs were destroyed oy rxe in Auto laundry company s plant at Elyria. Mate i- ire .Marshal Fleming an nounccd there would be no fireworks sold in Ohio this year. Ten members of crews of a Nickel r-late eastbound freight train and a westbound work trail, escaped injury by Jumping when the; tiains collided head-on near Lorain. Mrs. Lueretia R. Garfield, widow o the martyred president, James A Gardei'l. died at her winter home in South P-aradena, Cal. She was the mother of Dr. Hairy A. Garfield, fed era! fuel administrator, and Jame3 R. Garfield, secretary of interior in the Roo.'velt cabinet. Mrs. Garfield was enfeebled by age, being SO at her death. Burial in Lakeview cemetery In Cleveland. Drive Is on in Athens county to fil! 300,000 war chest. Agreement between Cleveland milk producers, distributers and food ad ministration provides that the retail price of nilk will remain at 7 cents a pint and 13 cents a quart until April 1 Walter O. Bigham, Attica autonio bile dealer, who vas found guilty re cently of manslaughter after a tria on a chargn of killing his wife, Mary caiin tJignam, nas Deen granted a tew trial. John Goer, 12, was drowned at East Liverpool w.iet; he tell -nto the Ohio liver. State hea.th board whl nnforce rig idly In Ohio the anti-blindness law which requires tbat ail castas of in flammation of tne eyes of new born infants be reported to local health tfficer!. P. Forest, Atha, a brakeman, sued the Big Four Railroad company for $75,000, alleging that his neck was broken four months ago in the com pany s yards at Kenton. Atha claiui3 he can not move his head. Measles and scarlet fever showed increased prevalence in Ohio in Feb ruary, compared with January, wnilo smallpox, pneumonia, mumps and chicken pox decreased and whooping cough and diphtheria remained prac. tically stationary. William Brown, 3a, colored, was killed by Joan Daniels, 35, colored, in a gun and knife duel in the street in front of their homes, in Columbus An argument is declared to have started over a woman. Railroad tervice In Athens county was crippled as the result ' heavy rains. Several large mines were idle for several days beca ise of washouts. Oceola, Crawford county, will build a liu.noo schoolhouse: At Cleveland Louis Rebando, 11, walked 3cven miles to tell the police his father had murdered his-mother. Mrs. Itenando was found dead. The husband, James Rebando, was ar rested. Police say the woman was tlain with a flatiran. John D. Rockefeller started injunc tion proceedings to prevent the Cuya hoga ccunty treasurer from collecting taxes on f 5,000,000 personal property. He claims New York as his lesal real dence. Dr. D. J. Jenkins, 43, was killed at his home in Broadway, Union county, when his acetylene lighting plant, which ho was cleaning in his bac.'c yard, exploded. Ties were placed on the Big Four tracks near Springfield in an attempt to wreck a passenger train. A loco motive crew, running light, discov ered the obstruction. M. C. Barber, 72, is dead of apo plexy. He was one of Canton's best known business men. He was a brother-in-law of President William McKinley, his wife having been the sister of Mrs. McKinley. Teaching of German in Youngs town high schools has been discon tinued. Mrs. Amanda K. Fisher died at Flndlay after, she had taken a quan tity of drugs. She left a note saying that she had worried for 30 years. Robbers blew the safe In the Meth odist Protectant cnurch at Cam bridge, but left empty-handed. Safe In Thomas Porker's trocar, Delaware, huh blown by burglar, who escaped with $400 In cosh. Jacob Match, 90, workman, was Hlie-t to death and two other were badly woendod when nine armed ban dits attacked members of a railroad construction gang at Maple Hel.fits village, near Cleveland. The robbers secured $250 and escaped. Court ordered John 8. Lewis rein stated as superintendent of Youni town waterworks, under mandamus proceedings. Hog cholera quarantines on farms are soon to bo instituted, for the first time In Ohio. This action is part of ti big campaign being launched for the eradlcaticn of live stock disease In the state, particlarly hox cholera and tuberculosis In catUo. The move ment Is co-operative, between the state and ioderal governments. Nlles Gelwick of Flndlay wati killed in an airplane accident at Ellluglon Hold, near Houston, Tex. F '. hv'ly damaged the Masonic building of the community group a tamo ahei-nuin. Adjutant General Wood announce. hat the state will give service med als to 8,0l'f. Chic national uuardsniea who served tit tho Mexican border. Former President T.ift visited Camp Shermun and presented a stand of colors to the Three Hundred aad Thirtieth infantry, composed of Cin cinnati and southwestern Ohio se lects, on behalf of the Ohio Society of Mayfl.ivi-r Descendants. Warren Thomas, Republican of Warren, announced his candidacy for the Republican nomination for repre sentative from the Nineteenth dis trict. District draft beard placed in class one 200 Jefferson county registered men, married since the selective ser vice low became effective. Thre? buildings were destroyed by fire at Middiefleld, Geauga county, with a loss estimated at $25,000. . Seed corn In Crawford county Is 5,000 biiBhels short. Eastern Ohio miners will erect a headquarters building at Martins Ferry at a cost of $50,000. Fifty-six boilermakers In the rail road shops at Van Wert quit work r,"cause a master mechanic refused to discharge a Bulgarian who, the said, made disloyal ren.arks. Boy Scouts In two days sold $4,157. worth of war savings and thrift stamps on the streets of New Lex ington. Joseph S. Plant, 16, and Samuel La- binskl, both of Youngs.town, are be ing held In Covington, Ky., charged with shooting to kill, following an at tempted holdup of J. A. Seissiscr, proprietor of a general store In Cres cent Springs. Ky. One of the laruc military storage plants to be erected by the govern ment this spring will be built at Co- bus. Supplies wll' como from, mar.' btates. Highest price paid for seed cora in Auglaize county was paid at tha sale of William Axe. northeast o' Wapakoneta, when it brought lib' a bushel at auction. Dr. A. Rhu, Marion, member of'the district draft board, announced that a number of cases had come to the board where attorneys had charged as high as H,000 for filling out ques tionnaires, i Dr. Alston Ellis will resign, it In taid, as president of Ohio university, Athens, by the end of-the school year. He has held the position since 1900. Fairfield county commissioners ds- cided against employing a county farm acent. Yeggs blew open the safe of the Union Banking company's bank at Raymond, nine miles north of Marys- ville, and escaped with $1,000 in cur rency. 2,000 in liberty bonds and $600 in cash and stamps County fairs will forfeit the'r right to state aid hereafter if they permit games of chance, paddle wheels lewd and vulgar shows, bootlegging and supplying of drinks," says thf state board of agriculture. Fcrest -.Tnrney and Frank Fletcher were killed and Thomas Newton and Ellsworth Raub were severely in Jured when an automohile In which they were riding was struck by train near Eeton. Victims lived In Zanesville. Alvln Miller, 60, near Canton, farm er and trapper, shot and killed him self. Forty-eight per cent of 4,500 tests of seed corn raised in Hancock coun ty grew. Length of the course in the avia tion school r.t O. S. U. has been ex tended from eight to 12 weeks, Rev. John Williamson, rector of the Episcopal church. Belltfontaine, an nounccd the acceptance of a call to Lancaster Eecause of heavy demands on the medical prolesslon by the war the seventy-first annual meeting of ihe Ohio State Medical association, which was to have been held in Columbus in May, has been postponed until Oc tober. Will of Dr. J. L. Hensley, Baptist minister of Marion, and former repie- tentative in the Ohio legislature, limits to So a year his wife's church contributions. At Lisbon Edwin L. Webster, a sailor on the United States battleship North Dakota, charged Jointly with N. Li White with second degree murder of Walter Saffel of Salem on the night of Dec 2C, was convicted of manslaughter. Declaring that Frank Shields de fended the kaiser in an argument, Frank Forest, an Italian, Youngs- town, pulled a knife and plunged it into the left eye of Shields, inflicting an injury which may prove fatal. Homer Dawson, one of the 16 Iron- ton boys in the Rainbow division, was killed in action in France. Thousands of men were thrown out of employment by the closing of 24 of the 33 mills of the Trumbull Steel company ncjir Warren, owing to tha shortage of freight cars. William Dunfee, 20, was instantly killed when a 10-ton rock fell on him while he was at work In the Barnes mine at Tyndall, Coshocton county. Caught in the flywheel of an engine near Findlay, Frances Cramer, 11, was fatally crushed. Sergeant Frank O'Connor. Colum bus, a member of the Rainbow divi sion, was killed in action at th French front. LIFE AT ITS WORST Wild Orgies in Mushroom Towns Along Union Pacific. Scenes That Can Only Be Described as Reversion of Mankind to the Savage, Common in tha Early Days of the West Travelers wlu whisk across the country in luxurious trains today lit tle reulize the vision, the toll mid the sacrifice that made possible the steel road over which they roll along. In tho building of the first railroad iktohn the continent Is to be found the theme which bus thrilled JCuno Grey in "The U. P. Trull." Among the plefureH drawn by Mr. Grey of the scenes and Incidents at tendant UMin the building of the Union Pueltlc one of the most vivid Is that of a night following puy day In Benton, one of the towns of the type that sprang up In the wake of the rond In the days during Its construct Ion, nn ex change says : "Life Indoors that night In Bonton was monstrous, wonderful mid hflleous. The gold that did not How over the bars weut Into the greedy hands of the cold, swift gamblers or Into the clutch ing fingers of the wild-eyed roraen. The big gambling hell had extra lights, extra attendants, extra tubles; and there round the great glittering mlr-ror-blazlng bar struggled und laughed ami shouted a drink-sodden mass of humanity. And nil through the rest of the big room groups and knots of men stood and snt around tables. Intent, absorbed, obsessed, listening with strained ears, watching with wild eyes, reaching with shaking bunds only to gasp and throw down their cards and push gold toward cold faced gambler. with a muttered curse. This wus the night of the golden harvest for tho blnck-garbed, steel-nerved, cold-eyed enrd sharps. They knew the brevity of time, and of hour, nnd of life. "In the dancing hulls there was a maddening whirl, an immense and in credible hilarity, a wild lling of un leashed, burly men, an honest drunken spree. But there was also the hideous, red-eved drunkenness that did not spring from drink; the unveiled pas sion, the brazen lure, the raw, corrupt and terrible presence of bud women In absolute license at u wild und baneful hour. "The scene nt midnight wus unrenl. livid, medieval. Dance of cannibals, dance of sun worshipers, dunce of Apaches on the warpath, dunce of cliff dwellers wild over the massacre of a dreaded foe only these orgies might have been comparable to that wild whirl of gold and lust. "Night wore on nnd the hour of dawn approached. "The lumps were dead ; the tents were dark ; the music wns stilled ; and the low, soft roar was but a hollow mockery of Its earlier strength. "Like specters men staggered slowly and wnnderingly through the gray streets. Grnvehosts! All was gray. A vacant laugh pealed out und n strident curse, nnd then again the low murmur prevailed. Benton was going to rest Weary, drunken, spent nature sought oblivion on disordered beds, on hard floors and In dusty corners. An Im mense and hovering shadow held the tents nnd halls and streets. Through this opaque gloom the silent and the mumbling revelers reeled along. Loud er voices broke the spell only for nn Instant. Denth lay In the middle of the main street. In the dust and nn passing man halted. It lay as well down the side streets, in sundy ditches and on the tent floors, and behind the bur of the rambling hell. Likewise death had his counterpart In hundreds of prostrate men who lay In drunken stunor. asleep, insensible to tne aust In their faces. "But the dawn would not stay buck In order to hide Benton's hideousness. The gray lifted out of the streets, the shndows lightened, the east kindled nnd the sweet, soft freshness of n des ert dawn came In on the gentle breeze; And when the sun arose, splendid nnd golden, with Its promise and beauty. It shone upon a ghastly, silent, motion less, sleeping Benton." Cares for War Dog Veterans. War docs discharged from active service with glorious wounds are be ing cared for by Countess Yourkevlch in charming surroundings In the Rue Chauveau, Neully-sur-Seine, reports o Paris dispatch. The Old Brigade Includes Pax. whe four times saved his master's life; Dick of the Somme, who hud a log am putated after a heroic exploit; Dlok of the Yser, whose regimental officers decorated him with the Croix de Guerre. Altogether the countess Is enring for nearly six hundred dogs who have been the devoted companions . of stretcher bearers and the friends of the pollus. Already these faithful heroes are fasting as a result of food restrictions and with the more severe regime of bread cards there ore fresh clouds gathering on their horizon. Rapid Penmen's Records. The average person has no Idea how much muscular effort is expended In writing a letter. A rapid penman can write 30 words in a minute. To do this he must draw his pen through the space of 16 feet. In 40 minutes his pen travels a furlong, nnd In five hours a third of a mile. In writing an average word the penman makes In the neigh borhood of 10 curves of the pen. Thus In writing 30 words to the minute his pen would make 4S0 curves. 2S.S0O curves In nn hour, and 80,400,000 in n year of 300 days of ten hours each. The man who succeeded in making 1,- 000,000 marks with n pen In a month was not nt all remarkable. Muny men make 4,000,000 while writing. 'Two Things Worth Having. Growing plants are healthful In two ways. First, they absorb carbon diox ide given off by the lungs of persons In the house, nnd give off pure oxygen to the air. Second, the evaporation of moisture from the foliage and from the porous flower pots Is one of the best ways to prevent the harmful dry ing out of air artificially warmed. You can't hnve too many plants or too many children In the house. THE SPRING DRIVE Our boys are going "Over the top" and into "No man's land" this spring. No one has any doubt of their ability to get there. There will also be a spring drive on this side of the ocean, because March Is the year's "blue llonr day." It Is the most futal month of rh year. March and April is a time when resistance usually is at lowest ebb. It Is a trying season for the "run-down" man. But medical science steps In, and snys, "it need not be" ! We should cul tivate a love of health, a sense of re sponsibility for the core of our bodies. Do not allow the machinery of the body to clog. Put the stomach and liver in proper condition. Tuke Dr. Pierce's Golden Medical Discovery, to be had at most drug stores In tablet or liquid form, tablets sixty-cents a vlul, com posed of native herbs. This puts tha stomach and liver In proper condition. You may be plodding along, no spring, no elasticity, no vim, but as soon as yer" have put the body Into its normal physV cal condition oiled the machinery, its It were you will find new vim, vigor and vitality within you. A little "pep," and we laugh and live. Try It now. Send Dr. Pierce, Buffalo, N. Y, 10c. tor trial pu';kage. A little energy will save the duy. 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