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NEW YORK I
I GETTING DOWN
TO BRASS TACKS
Success these days means work
and lots of it. You can't work ,
at top speed unless your stomach
is right on the job. If it isn't, try
; and get back into the stride at
> once. Time is money and you
can't afford to lose any.
Get the remedy at any drug
store or send to
Powell Remedy Co.
Spokane, Wash. j
$1 a Bottle. Six Bottles for $5.
Bracelets Worn by the Insane.
Bracelets have been worn from time
"Immemorial, but few wearers of the
golden bands of the present day know !!
that they were once used to distin-j 1
guish the insane. Before lunatics
were confined to asylums they wore i'
an armlet for distinction.
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Elkhart, Ind.:— "I suffered for four
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. ;-.|M *•> 'Uph or standing on my
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Ip^L^^A^^ feelings, was de
"^Ytrr^'/-'jjy7;, : pressed \in spirits
I f-'y^-J;//: /•"'•'/" and became thin and
5 ://;.^/ ' '•• pale with dull,heavy
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tors from whom I received only tempo
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Pinkham's Vegetable Compound a fair
trial and also the Sanative Wash. I have
now used the. remedies for four months
land cannot express my thanks for what
they have done for me, • ■
. "If these lines will be of any benefit
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i them." —Mrs. Sadie I Williams, 455
James Street, Elkhart, Indiana. /
| Lydia E. Pinkham's Vegetable Com
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contains no narcotic or harmful drugs,
and to-day holds the record of being the
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testimonials on file in the Pinkham
; laboratory at Lynn, Mass., seem to
prove this fact.
I If you have the slightest doubt
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S E RIA L
By B. Fletcher Robinson
Co-Author with A. Conan Doyle of
"The Hound of the Baskervillea," etc
■'". oxt'-'v..''-', lili, by W.G. Chapman)
• ' '
THE STORY OF
AMAROFF THE POLE
The Serjeant stepped forward and
whispered. The man was sufficiently
satisfied, for he dropped the slide at
i once, and the door swung back to ad
mit us; the hairy-faced porter bowing
a welcome in polite submission. The
inspector led the way up the stairs,
and I followed at his heels. The ser-
Jeant had disappeared.
It was a broad, low room in which
we found ourselves, the rafters of the
roof unhidden by the plaster of a ceil
ing. Round the walls on benches rang
ed behind tables a dozen men sat
smoking and drinking. The chatter
of talk faded away as we entered. In
silence they stared at us, calmly, judi
ciously, without fear or curiosity. I
could not have imagined a more com
posed and resolute company. I felt
that I carried myself awkwardly, as an
impertinent intruder should; but the
inspector sauntered across the room
to a bar on the further side as calmly
as if he were the oldest and most
valued member in the club.
A pale-faced man with a stained and
yellow beard rose from his seat be
j hind the glasses. His eyes were fixed
!on Peace with a weak, pathetic cx
i pression like a dog in pain.
"Good evening, Mr. Greatman," said
the inspector. "Can I have a word
"Yes, sir, if you will kindly step into
i my private room," he answered in ex
cellent English, opening a hatch in
the bar. "This is the way, sir, if you
will follow me." •
We walked after him down a short
passage and stopped before the dark
ness of an open door. A spurt of a
match and the gas jet flared upon a
bare chamber, hung with a gaudy pa
per and furnished with half a dozen
wooden chairs set round a deal table
in the center. In place of a carpet,
our feet grated upon a smooth sprin
kling of that grey sand which may
still be found in old-fashioned inns.
It was here then, if the detectives
were not mistaken, that this crime
had found a climax, this sordid mur
der not thirty hours old.
"If you would like a fire, gentlemen,"
suggested Greatman, "I can easily
fetch some coals."
"Pray do not trouble yourself," said
the inspector, politely. "My name is
Peace, pi the Criminal Investigation
Department, and I called to inquire if
you can tell me anything concerning
the murder of the sculptor, Amaroff."
"I know nothing."
"That is strange, seeing that he was
strangled in this very room."
"Here?" cried the Pole, with a stare
of unbelief changing into sudden ter
ror. "Here—in my room."
"So I believe," said Peace.
The man swayed for an Instant,
grasping at the back of a chair, and
then dropped to the ground, moaning,
his face covered with his hands. In
that crouching figure before us was
written the \ extremity of despair.
"Come, come, Greatman, pull your
self together," said the inspector, tap
ping him kindly on the shoulder. "If
you are innocent, there is no need to
make all this fuss.";V
"It was Nicolin who lied to me," he
cried, looking up with bewildered eyes.
"Very probably," said Peace, "it is
a : habit with him."'•.'- ■■; . .; .
, • "Yet It was I, miserable that I am,
•who made the meeting between them.-
Before Heaven, it was with , the inno
cence |of a child. If those my com
rades of the club but knew ** \ ; >
He hesitated, his eyes searching the
room in sudden terror. , .^.. |* •;
; "Oblige me by seeing that we have
no comrades already at the jkeyhole,
Mr. Phillips." said i Peace. * u£v£.
There was no one at the door; no
one in the dark r passage; ; and when I
in a crumpled heap, - <:-; -^ ']•'
--returned I found that Peace had lifted
the caretaker, to a chair, where he sat
"You can trust us," [ the detective
was " saying. "Believe \ me, • Greatman,
it will be best for yourself that you
hide nothing." ; ; , : 1' Z 1
And so with many fierce "cries t and
protestations, '':. this poor ; creature : be
gan his : story. [■,:.)_,- "•'»,"- '-1 : f-l" ■'*-
It was Nicolin, it seemed;* who had
discovered that Greatman, the care
taker of the Brutus Club, was one and
the same with \ the forger, Ivan Kroll,
of Odessa, who had been wanted by
the i Russian police for close ; = upon
twelve* years. But having a shrewd
head ;on % his shoulders, Nicolin made
no Immediate «ute of his | knowledge.
For 5 forgery a man might be extra
dited from England. Once In. Ruaaia.
the charge would be altered to nihil
ism, and then —Siberia. It was not
pleasant for the caretaker of a nihil
ist club to be at the mercy of a black
bearded «py lounging on the step out
side. "It was that which drove me to
the brandy," said poor Greatman,
About the end of August there be
gan, he continued, a duel of wits be
tween the two men; Amaroff and
Nicolin, the reasons and causes of
which .did not, if he might be per
mitted to say, concern us Nicolln's
career was dependent on his success.
For him, failure spelt permanAt dis
grace. Yet it was Amaroff who was
playing with his opponent as a cat
with a mouse, confusing and surpris
ing him at every turn, driving him,
indeed, when time grew pressing, Into
desperate measures. At the last he
formed a plan, did Nicolin, a scheme
worthy of his most cunning brain.
"This, then, he did," ended the poor
caretaker. "He came to me—l who
had so great love and honor for Amar
off, my friend, I whom he had turned
from crime and aided to earn a wage
in honesty—he came to me and he*
says: 'Kroll, In my pocket is a war
rant that will send you back to the
snow places in the East; do you fear
me, my good Kroll?' And I feared him.
'See, now,' he said, 'we desire to see
your friend Amaroff for a little talk.
We cannot harm him here in this
mad country. Contrive a trick, bring
him Into your private room behind the
bar. Give us the key of the yard door
that we may come secretly to him —
and afterwards you will hear no more
of Siberia from me. Do you consent?'
"Gentlemen, I believed him, also
having fear of the snow places; and I
"So Amaroff answered my call, and
with some excuse I left him in this
room. It was at a time when few
members were in the club—about
seven of the clock. And that, as I
live, is all I have to tell. I waited at
my seat behind the bar. I saw noth
ing, heard nothing—and at last when
I went to my room, behold it was
empty! I tried to suspect no wrong—
but I did not sleep that night. In the
morning I saw in the papers that
Amaroff, my friend, was dead, and
how he died I could not tell.""
"So Nicolin won the game," sug
gested Peace, softly. "And there will
be no regrettable incident when the
Czar enters Paris the day after to
"Of that I have no knowledge," said
Greatman; but I saw a sudden resolu
tion shine in his face that seemed to
put new heart into the man.
"Well, Mr. Phillips," said the In
spector, turning upon me with a warn
ing quiver of the left eyelid, "it is
to meet Nicolin at the studio by seven
tomorrow morning. We must get to
"Certainly," I said. I was rather out
of my depth, but I take myself this
credit that I did not show it.
"Then do you search the studio to
morrow?" asked Greatman.
"Yes —it has been arranged."
"But will you not first arrest this
Nicolin, this murderer?"
"My dear Mr. Greatman," said the
inspector, "you have told us your
story, and I thank you for your con
fidence. But I advise you now to leave
things alone. I will see justice done—■
don't be afraid about that. For the
rest, please to keep a silent tongue In
your head —it will be safer. There is
still Siberia for Ivan Kroll just as
there may be dangers from your
friends in the club yonder for Julius
Greatman, who arranged so indiscreet
a meeting in his private room. Good
night to you."
The caretaker did not reply, but
opening the door, bowed us into the
passage that led to the big room. We
had not taken half a dozen steps when
I looked back over my shoulder, ex
pecting to see him behind us. But
he had vanished.
LIBEL ON ARIZONA WEATHER
Tale Impressed Englishman, Who
Probably .Went Home.and Wrote
a Book About It.
''Hot weather reminds me," said the
fellow who is always ready to tell a
story when he gets an opening. "I
was riding down through Arizona last
summer on a train on which there
was a party of, Englishmen. You
never know what hot weather is until
you ride through some of those south
western states in the summer. The
heat rolls up in waves and smites you.
Everything except the rattlesnakes
and the Indians stay out of the sun's
rays as much as possible.
"On a station platform stood a
dilapidated sprinkling, can. It was
full of dents and the spout was lying
near the can, both evidently not hav
ing been used for months.
■ 'You know I have been telling you
we have some hot weather out here,'
said a westerner to one of the Eng
lishmen. 'Well, look at that sprinkling
can. It has been so hot that it has
melted the spout right off! And the
farther west' you get the hotter it
gets,' the native son finished as he
noticed the awed look on the foreign
She Says We're Much Too Slender.
A Russian princess who is now in
Washington has created a commotion
in social circles by criticising the
American women for being much too
"He*s gone," I whispered, gripping
i my companion by the arm.
"I know, I know. Keep quiet."
As we stood there listening, I heard
th e sudden clatter of boots upon a
| stairway, and then silence.
"It appears to me that we shall
' ha ve an interesting evening," said Ad
• dington Peace.
A twist in the passage, a turn
i through a door, and we were rattling
' down the back stairs and out into a
■ moonlit yard. In the denser darkness
i under the walls I made out a double
row of big barrows, from which there
• came a subtle aroma In which stale
i fis h predominated. From amongst
; them a tall shadow arose and came
• slipping to our side.
"He's off sir," said the serjeant,
\ for it was he. "Rushed by, shaking
. his fist and talking to himself like a
. madman. Where has he gone, do you
•To Amaroff's studio; and we must
1 get there before him. The nearest cab
rank, if you please, Jackson."
We ran through the yard, hustled up
the narrow streets, lost ourselves, as
far as I was concerned, in a maze of
' alleys, and finally shot out into a roar
-1 ing thoroughfare, crowded with a
' strolling population. No cab was In
sight. Opposite the lamps of the un- \
1 derground station the inspector.
stopped us. i
"It would be quicker," he said, with
a jerk of the head, and we turned into
the booking-office and galloped down
the stairs. Luck was with us, and we
tumbled into a carriage as the train
I moved away.
We were not alone, and we jour
neyed in silence. Station after sta
tion slipped by, until at last we were j
In the southwestern district again, My '
excitement increased as we fled up
\ the stairs of the South Kensington sta
tion. Here was a new sensation, keen, J
virile, natural; here was a race worth I
the trouble it involved. I did not un- j
derstand; but I knew that on our speed
much depended. Indeed, I could have
shouted aloud, but for the influence of
those two quiet, unemotional figures
that trotted on either hand.
I regretted nothing—an hour of this
was worth a year of artistic contem
At the corner we found a hansom,
and soon were rattling down the
King's Road. When the cab stopped,
to the inspector's order, it was not,
as I expected, at the corner of Harden
Place, but a street preceding it Down
this we walked quickly until we came
upon a seedy-looking fellow with a red
muffler about his neck, leaning against
I was surprised when we halted in
front of him. j
"Good evening, Harrison," said the ,
Inspector. "Anything to report?" |
"They're there, sir. They came
about ten minutes ago. Job and Turn
er are watching the door in Harden
Place, and I came here."
"They didn't see any of you?"
"No, sir, I am sure of it."
"You had better join the others in
Harden Place. Keep within hearing,
and if I whistle, kick in the side door
of the studio —it can be done. There j
is a man who I fancy will have a key I
to the door that is due In about five
minutes. If I have not whistled be
fore he arrives, let him through. You
The detective faded discreetly into
the darkness, while the inspector
turned to me.
"There may be complications, Mr.
Phillips, and no slight danger. I
must ask you to go home."
"I shall do nothing of the sort."
"Mutiny," he said; but I could see
that he was smiling. "You are rather
a fraud, Mr. Phillips—rather a fraud,
you know. There is more of a tight
er than a dilletante in you, after all.
Come, then, over you go."
'CHRONICLES TO BE CONTINUED./
thin. "American women of good
breeding are slender to the point of
emaciation," says the princess. "They
hurry too much, that is the reason.
Everywhere you see the American,
whether she is going shopping, visit
ing or elsewhere, she is moving fast,
as if she did not have a second to
lose." The princess doesn't seem to
realize that Just now the one aim of
the American woman is the extreme
slenderness which she finds so un
For a New Umbrella. .
Before using a new umbrella Inject
a small quantity of vaseline into the
hinge portions of the frame, Vase-
Una will not spread like oil and spoil
the covering, and is a sure preven
tive against rust Wet umbrellas
should be stood on their .handles to
dry; this allows the water to.run out
of them, instead of into the part
where the silk and ribs meet, thus
causing tee metal to rust and the
■ilk to rot
Andrew Lang's Handicap.
The London Spectator says that
Andrew Lang always had poor health,
and most of his work was done when
he was tired and sick. This being
the case, it is easy to understand and
forgive his frequent crankiness.
In the Beginning.
"Papa, why does the frost always
come in the fall?" "The habit, my son,
originated in the Garden of Eden," i
POWER OF FARM-BRED BOYS
Unlike the City Youth, He Is Not Cod
dled Nor Helped Over the Many
The farm is the place to give a
ooy a good start in life. It is there
that he learns independence of
thought and action. He is not coddled
nor helped over the rough places as
the city boy is. He is forced to de
pend upon himself;'and at the age
when the city boy is tied to a nurses
apron strings, the country lad not
only takes care of himself, but often
assists materially in the farm work.
He rides horseback, goes afield
with a team, investigates the habits
| of birds and animals, acquires a thirst
The city boy moves in grooves that
have been cut out for him by custom;
he is herded in the city cars; he must
follow the crowd in the streets. His
j vision is bounded by the lines of high
; buildings; he never sees a sun rise, or
set; he is bound down by prejudices;
dwarfed by mannerisms and consumed
by customs. The farm boy dreams
of the outside world which he has
i never seen, strains at the tether of
his hum-drum duties and sighs for
bigger worlds to conquer. He is fight,
ing battles while pitching hay and
| manipulating railroads while running
When he finally breaks away and
comes to the city he is fortified with
| rugged health, courage and independ
ence; the world looks easy to him.
1 He is often disappointed, but he makes
his dreams come true.
He is used to hardships; does not
whine when he is knocked down in
the strife of the big city; he has
learned to depend on his own re
sources; he has physical power and
intellectual elements to win over ob
stacles that would down the city boy.
The country is inspiring; the city is
enervating and surfeiting. The coun
try teaches the boy push and perse
verance and determination.
He learns philosophy and truth, so,
when he comes to the big city he is
strong and capable.
Many of the really big men who
dominate the affairs in the big cities
came from the farm. It is stated as
a fact that seven-tenths of the men
| who control the banks and railroads
and other great.industries of Chicago,
JNew York and other great centers of
business, are farm-bred.
But the demand for good men on
the farms is also insistent. Boys who
remain in the country and make the
most of their opportunities cannot
help but succeed in the calling aa
honorable and useful as any other.
DIFFICULT PUZZLE TO SOLVE
• Square of Sixty-Four Cells Must Be
Cut Into Four Parts With Num
bered Cell in Each.
Cut the square of 64 cells into four
parts that are exactly alike in size
I Each of these four pieces must con-
tain within its borders one of the
four numbered cells.
The second diagram shows how cu
riously the 64 cells may be cut into
Solution of Puzzle.
four parts, exactly alike in shape and
Each piece contains one of the num
"You love that Perkins boy, don't
your' said the jealous little boy to his
"Yes, I 'do," was the reply.
"Well, if he comes around here 111
mash him to a jelly."
"But, I'll still love jelly."
Sonny—Aw, pop, I don't wanter
Pop—What! A son of mine grow
up and not be able to figure up base
ball scores and batting averages?
X Better than other powdejT*
M producing light, dainty, vhoL
:/> .-■■., X torn* cake* and pastries-.
# BAKING Effig
M POWDER K5jF&
Via high grade andEr/j^; IjMI
.:; m moderate in price—i'Eip
»25c Ib. tin at grocer*. I VJJmI
mCrtCfnt Mfg. Co!. Seattle EL^lwrJ
"DIDN7 HURT ABlf
is what they all say
i '^Rk^'Gf^M£isWs:'s±jsM day if necessary.
OR. W. *. WISL tamen «m Muuii years in Portland.
Wise Dental Co.
' OFFICE HOURS:
BA.M.toBP. M. 7 ■ ;' . Sundays 9to 1
Phones: A 2029; Main 2029.
Failing Bids., Third and Washington, Portland
' For a Rubber Plant.
When the* leaves turn yellow and
fall on* the plant is dying. Peed it a
tablespoonful lof olive oil every two
weeks. Also wash the plant once a
week with warm soapsuds, letting the
warm suds moisten the earth thor
oughly. Sprinkle every other day
This same treatment should be used
I "should worry"
H if you are neglecting or
I abusing the Stomach,
I Liver or Bowels. Sick
■l ness is sure to overtake
■ you. Be wise in time and
H get a bottle of
I STOMACH BITTERS
9 Makes the appetite keen,
H aids digestion/maintains
I health, strength and vig-
I or and thus makes life a
■ real pleasure. Try it and
■ see. Avoid substitutes.
English Difficult Enough.
"Dear ; Sir," wrote a Cardiff fathei
to a school, teacher, "Please do not
let my son John learn Welsh today;
his throat is so bad he can hardlj
Stiff Joints I
; are relieved at once by an applica
tion of Sloan's Liniment. Don't
I rub, just lay on lightly. j
» Sloan's liniment has done more
good than anything I have ever tried
for stiff joints. I got my hand hurt so
badly that I had to stop work right in
the busiest time of the year. I thought
at first that I would have to have my
hand taken off, but I got a bottle ot
Sloan's Liniment and cured my hand.
Wilton Wheeleb, Morris, Ala.
Good for Broken Sinews
I \ Q. Q. Jones, Baldwin, L. 1., writes:
—"I used Sloan's Liniment for broken
sinews above the knee cap caused by a
fall and to my. great satfefaction was
I able to resume work in less than three
i . weeks after the accident.".
r .- Fine for Sprain
Mb. Hbnkt A. Vokhl, 84 Somerset
g ' St., Plaintteld, N. J., write* :-- 'A
friend sprained his ankle so badiy
that it went Mack. He laughed when
-1 I told him that I would have him out
1 lln a week. I applied Sloan'slJniment
and in four days he was working and
said Sloan's was a right good Lini
ment." « '" v. ' . '
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