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Friday, januafy idlS
.MamlngT riobked at hr Trownlng a
It, and took It.
"Cli, you are not to brim anoth
,r," I aald firmly. "Do you under
1 draw It forth, turned It oyer and
orer, wondered again and opened Itl
Ita content wore rather amazing:
Dear Loulte: Meet me at the. foot
of the atalra to the tennis court In
five minute. I hare something most
Important to communicate. HAP.
very serious pcsIHont" T aaKeS Elm.
"I've been accused of of being a
thief, not suspected, but actually ac
.cusedl Perhaps tomorrow I shall be
arrested. That means mean hand
cuffs, doesn't It? And JallT It's sure
to be In the newspapers. Arrests are
a matter of public record, aren't they?
Then I will hare to vindicate mysolf?
And how? And If I do, the smudge
will always be there, my name In the
records of the police. Do you suppose
I am going to let you expose yourself
aa my champion? Everybody will be
lleve It, except perhaps, your mother,
and Laura, and and yourself. Miss
Agazilt believes I'm a thief!"
The Faculty of Maaalc of the
Missouri Valley College, under tho
nusplclcs of the Senior ojass of the
High School will give an cnter
I talnment nt the Slater Aud, torlum,
"Loulle, will you marry me tonight , Friday evening, Jnn. 21th. Born
"Oul, Mademoiselle, out, oult
Monsieur I "
"Tou are to go below and
' I . . . . . ..
i dui Monsieur sent lor me," ucno
"You are to stay below," I Insisted.
"Mademoiselle. Do Not Be Anory. It
. Is the Last Slllst-Doux, I Promise."
"Ah, Mademoiselle, I dare not dis
"You are to obey me, Celle," I said
in my most Indulgent tone, but quite
firmly. "You may go."
"But, Mademoiselle, there Is tho
J "There Is ao answer."
"Ah, Mademoiselle, there Is tho an
swer. Monsieur" aha finished In
Btaglleh "he will, what you call htm.
murder ma If iere eea not e ansalro."
I turned away to smile. I should
have been vexed. It really was most
'ridiculous, embarrassing, too. Celle
was aura to gossip. I sat down and
hastily wrote the answer.
I' Ur nar IVfanil! A I fn not. wink
you to resort to murder, and as I neod
jay maid, here la the answer. Will you
plea not writ again, as I bar for
Medea Celle to bring another letter.
I read It over before I sealed It, and
it aouaded so frigid that I relented
P. B. I am not really 111, I am sup
ysssd to hav a headache. L.
Wm I waa aleae oao more I
kiaeed ta aviee ef my second let
Ur baler I opeaed It:
DertlBg, Dartres: Why do you
4ay as dm Httl ward? Dat be
I waMed e the atalra emeklBg
sjeaatlsss e(aretta which I threw Uto
mi Bevrea affair ia tb auk last to
tee nmwi tab tbm out aad keep
my mUd away from tb oaatury It
teek yen to appear. Tort did at
cease; yen did sot aaswer. I refu
m baMav It. I talak tbat maid r
fvm la a fraud. Laura baa tea to
tb gat, Xpctlg "Wlnthrop, I aup
y, aad mether I trying to fettle
fit fleas, r I would make one of
tbm bring m to yea. I could come
Mto the eerrldor and apeak to you
through tb door. May I? How many
thousand yeara baa It beaa since I
bj4 you? HAP.
I waa la a panic He must not
oo sm Into the eorrldor aad speak to
me, aad be' would: he was fust crasy
augb to do It I wished frantically
Jer Cell, but she would sot com
fcaek. I bad been quit positive with
aar. I sat down and hastily wrote
suaether answer to beg him to b dls
areet, aot knowing Just bow I could
reach him without rwgiag.
I hoard footsteps along the cor
rtdor; Cell waa returning, the minx I
1 bad beaa ao positive with her, toot
tb came" In with her hands behind
tor, leoklag guilty. I stood with my
kaads behind me, trying to look cross.
"Ah. Monsieur is moat persuasive,
be repHed. "Mademoiselle; do not b
angry. It m tb Mat billet-doux-, i
kveaals." Bbe tbraet the biUet-deas
-These se." I threat py blllet-deux
forward. "There, take tbat to Mou
tear.' It Is a alHy aetloa euch cor
reefadeae. It meaaa nothkg. I
Mall regard aotber as tatBerttaaat''
r oul. ob, oul, oul I" Hviealed
-Oelle,. mlllac. "Meaetour w most
H'l-iraa aeyer ao exaerated la my
1 did set read it, iaa teja aim
VMM aot read the meat one. I pal
away ever my heart with tae ots
, where It aeatiee--aia ur, u aia
' toil It waa atlil more aus. ana ub
M "V eoeafortaW. ' I .wondered 'what wa; la
S . !. ' CI7. -L-M VIua ItiMI'llfti 4Wa MMMt ABL
At i'.eaawJK'Hari.';jie ksx-t nyx
t. Ki t? i
U -ky. Ai$-'n'A
The Mysterious Motor Boat.
I gased at the letter, trying to com
prehend. and finally rend It over
again. It was short, there was not a
lino of sentiment; It was a demand.
Why? It flashed Into my mind that
It had to do with Mulatto's missing
ruby. I did not stop to reason or
conjecture. I caught up a sweater,
for the night wns growing cool and
already I was shivering. I went out
along the corridor, up tbo fow steps
to tho main hallway, then down tho
j stairs on tbo othor sldo of tho fow
steps to tno gauory, wnicn was an
outlet to tho tennis courts. Hap was
"What Is It?" I gaspod. "What bai
happened? Has anything happonod?"
"Yes," he answered, after a mo
ment'a hesitation. "Something has
He caught my hand and drew mo
across (he strip of lawn that sep
arated the hoako and the courts.
"Whore aro we going?" I asked
"To the beach. I want to talk to
Wo almost stumbled over omo one
asleep, It was Henri. Hap prodded
blm with his foot and Henri sat up,
rubbing tho sleep from hla eyes.
"Oct up, you Idiot," Hap command
od. ''This Is no place to sleep."
"He'll catch cold," I chattered as
the cold night air struck my arm and
my bared neck.
Henri arose and disappeared into
the shadows. Hap helped me put on
the sweater, turned mo around a If
I wore a little child, buttoned me and
hurried me on to the beach Wo clat
tared down the atep to the sand be
low and sat down Just as wa had
. . . i
onif a coupio oi noun
"Now. what I ltt" I asked. "What
"You are prepared for anything?"
He taxed into my white face. I know
It waa whit. "You will not be fright
"I am prepared for anything!" I an
awered. trying to keep my voice
steady. "I promise you I will not be
frlahtened. I promise!"
He clainod mr hands In both his
"I love you."
I waited, fearlac. dreading I knew
"What baa happened?" I asked
"Doat keep ma la suspense."
"That baa happened." He asaiiea.
"I tare yea."
I looked at htm la astonishment;
a waa mlMag aaily. A suddea wave
of aaaer swept over m.
"Yea bar tricked, mel I taougnt
It waa tb raby. I taoagnt I wa
" Ceaaeetod taeagbt forsook
"Haac the ruby!" to exclaimed. I
did tflak you. dear, because you are
bteeeed sea! Me. Your coei imie
Beta, which I hav her over my
heart, convinced me tbat you are aot
at all a eomfertlaeT klad of a sweet
heart, but f hep to teach you. Now,
leak lato my eye aad tell me yoa
love met Nothing else matters;
aothlag else except my love for you.
I'm eerrr I frightened yoa again. I
dldnt thlak of that I only knew I
wanted yea to come, knew that I
couldn't wait another moraeqt to see
tou. to bear you aay you love me:
Ha waa aweeBlac tae off my feet
train. I closed my eye to steady my
elf. I wonder if be knew just bow
much mr being sensible bad cost ma,
just how much more it wa going to
cost m to push back, trample down
"I'm trriaa- to be sensible," I aald,
and tae tea of my voice wa cool,
because I waa trying to keep it steady
"Mr alster haa pounded it iato me so.
( know my head rules my heart,
there's a line la my band that aaya
oo. but It' because I must be sen
I gave way ia contradiction of my
word aad swayed forward. His arm
went areaad me. I placed my hands,
cemrada-Mke. ea hi sheitldrs. I waa
trying to Ur u to that Uae la my
"This oaat ge oa." I said.
"This eeetag you, with a moon Ilk
that, aad ae eae near aad loving you,"
He klesed me before I could lalsb. "I
must be seaalWe!"
"Yea lov as darling?"
"Why must you be sensible "
I thought ter a while before I aa
swered, meeting bis eye unwavering
ly, u Was bard to put the aaswer la
to word If be did aot already UBder
stand tb intaBgtbleVevarytUBg that
now? Dive me the tight to protect
"No," I answered promptly.
"It's all darned foolishness, Natalto
accusing you. She acted on an lm
pulso. She will bo ashamod of her
self when sho'a had time to think It
"Sho didn't net on an Impulse; sho
Isn't that kind. Sho's sure she's right.
Do you remember that I was on tho
balcony at the ttmo sho thinks her
emerald bracelet was stolen?"
"Do you know that before you enmo
she suspected Wlnthrop?" ho asked.
"Yes, I know."
It's nil n lot of tommy-rot, her sus
picions. I beltevo sho loses things.
No one else has hnd anything ctolen.
It wo hnvo n thief hero ho wouldn't
stop at one Jewel, where tlwro are so
many. If sho'a In earnest about being
robbed, why doesn't sho go to tho po
lice and say so?"
"O-ooht Tho police!" I couldn't re
sist Imitating her. "Well, perhaps
sho's going to the pollco now. That
that's what I must bo prepared for.
Bho hasn't had tlmo to do anything
yot but tell your mother. Sho won't
cosstp, Hap; sho's true blue, but of
course sho will do something do-
c!Ivo after after accusing mo. Sure
ly your mother will send mo nwny,
You sco I can't go until sho sends mo
It's n contract. Then I dnro not
think boyond that! Whatever comes
I must faco It, with Jo to help mo."
"And mo don't leave mo out, Lou
He. You're going to marry mo. It's
the best answer I know to nny bus
"I'm not going to marry you, Hap.
I'vo tried to mnke you boo tbo reason
tho big reason and there nro a
to Mr. and Mrs. S. A. Burkhart, In
Slater, Monday, Jnn. 13th, n son.
Dr. J. W. Wlneborough, we.
known iby miny of the o'i rcsl-
donta of Slater, as he was one
of tho first phya clans to locate
here, idled In Kanais City .art
Friday. J E. Hkdcr rcnty
purchased of the lmin Hros. 8)
acres of land, knoWn as tho'r o
homo place, Bouthcast of Slater
which he moved a few days ago.
Joseph Llr.obcrry purchsa d
an 80 0(tc farm of Jno. Hr.tt, o'
northeast of Slater, a few days
ago. in tnc oai no traucu in
two residences located n south
cast Slater. Earl Real, who
haa .been In tho tri'n servics o
the Alton, has leased the Par It?
Hotel owned by IJ. I). P.irk, nnd
took possession yesterday. Mr.
Parks has bcon doing n praspcrou
business fi'nce comllng to S'ltc
and wou.tl rcmiln here 11 it war
not for the. Ill lioilth of his wife
He will return to Marshal', hop n?
that n much needed rest and
quietude w'fl ho beneficial to Mrs
Mail Carriers Will Fly
Thin U on ngo of great discover
lea. Progress rldos on the nl-.Soon
wemuy ace Uncle Sam's mill inr
rlera flying in nil dlre:llonp, Ira. s
porting tnn.1. Poaple take aw.n
iJcrful In a discovery tint b?ncfi
thorn. That's why Dr. King's New
nisoovorv for Coutrhi. Co'tls nas .
I no uig rcBBUii nuu uicru nio "I
thousand llttlo ones. Don't you sup-1 other throat nnd lun dlsoisos I-
nelson I One On the Editor
Rev. W. F. Price of Napton, who 3ttsouri editor, who was hrim
haa been pjator of tho Presby- ful of hard- cider, grot a wedding
terian church ' hero for several account and a oolc mixed, and
year paat announced at his ser- served to hla readers tho following
vice held hero Sunday night, that " William Smith, the only eon of
It would be necessary for him to Mr. and Mrs. Joalah Smith, waa
resign the .pastorato hero In or-1 disposed of at auction to Lucy
Jer to answer tho call for all his Anderson on my farm, one mile
time at the Memorial and Mt Olive
churches. Rev. Price, during his
ministry here has made many
friends who regret that It is nec
essary to iosc him from one of
our pulpits. The church has
employed a mln'stcr to fill
place yet. Manuel AUx nl.r
and wife of Marshall visited rela
tives In thlis vlc'n'.ty tho first of
the week. Record.
cast of here, In tho presence of
seventy-five guests, including the
following: Two mules, 12 head of
cattle. The Rev. .Rev. Jackson tied
the nuptial, the beat we'ghlng l,2:o
not pounds on the hoof. The boau
the tlful home of the bride was taste
fully deccratcd with a seewaah
calf, n spade, a sulky rake, one
feed grinder, one set of double
harness, almost new, and Just be
fore the ceremony was performed
Mcnde'saohn's wedding mirch was
a. jri xir
vvhui ivibkcb a woman t,v,i ,.. ,iit
v w ui. tlllll.1. rw 1 W
One hundred nnd twonty pounds, old 5 one Jersey cow to bo fresh
more or less, of bone and muscle "cxt Apnl, carrying a bunch oi
don't make n womin. I's n SODd I flowers In her hand and looking
foundation. Put 'nto It h'a h and charming In n gown made of a
strength nnd she may rule n king- light spring wagon, two boxes of
dom. Hut that' Just what Ele'trlc apples, two racks of hay, one grind
Hitters give her. Thiusmls bless stone, mouaieline desot trimmed
them for overcoming fainting nnd with about 118 bushels of spuds,
dizzy spells nnd for disp?lting the, The groom is a well known and
weaknean, mrvtusno s, b c'ta h- popular young man nnJ has al
and t'red, l'it'PM, worn-DUt feeling ways stood well among society cir
cles of twelve Berkshire hogs,
K.cairic iicrs nave done me a
world of good," wrltea F.llwi Pool.
Dcpew, Okli., 'and I thank you,
with all my heart, for making su'h
a good medicine." Only 0e.. Guar
anteed by P. H Franklin I
while the bride ii a popular and
talented school teacher of n splen
did drove of Poland Ch'na pedi
grees, If dca'red. Among the beau
tlful presents were two nets of
knives and frrks, one spr'net har
row, one wheelbarrow, one go
cart, nnd other art'c'ei too numer
ous to mention. The bridal cou-
W. H. Oll'lam wilt leave for Cal-
Ifrirnin iipt! u'pplr. Tf Hm pnnitl-
tlons there -prove a benefit to hUP'c ,c,t ytwday on an extended
health the f-m'ly w 11 rr b'b'v trip, term of twelve months time,
move there In the snr'nz. Mr. 01'? extended to resnons'b'e Dart'rs.
i... i.i.l ... . .
otnerwise spot casiu Luncheon
Ham will be accompanlled by his
two daughters, Emma nnd Mrs. J.
poso everybody knows about mo?
That I am a salaried servant? No,
there I no uso trying to disguise It.
Everybody know my position; I'm
not allowed to forget it. There' a
Rrent deal of assuranoo In tho way
Natalto Indicates a vacant chair when
sho want me to fill In at bridge. It
rather amuses me. Mrs. Sargent sent
me for golf balls tho other day, actu
ally. Yes, I know, everybody I pret
ty decent since Laura kicked up a
row about that episode nt Mrs. Dyke
man's, but It only sorvod to make It
more conspicuous tbat Mrs. Dykeman
didn't consider me a guest: I was
only borrowed for the
Please don't abuse anybody. Noth
log haa been awkward as I expected
It to be. Your mother has been
heavenly to me, and society has taken
to me rather kindly, but marry
you I Gracious I"
I heard the steady beat of a motor-
boat and I paused to listen. Hap
beard It, too. It wasn't anything un
usual, except the Insistent beat of the
engine waa familiar to me. It must
have been making twenty milea an
"That's WlBthrop, Isat it?" Hap
T talak se. He's oomtag pretty
fast, isn't be? He doeaat always race
We could only aee a searchlight
faintly, for the mooa waa so bright
It waa coming toward u steadily.
Wbea almost opposite oar leading
the boat swerved and oarae directly
bead oa. It atepad with a eaort and
a pub the aaarchllgbt was saapped
out. aad some oae landed, tied up the
beat aad etralgbteaed up against the
"Halle, Wtathropl" Hap called.
"Hello, old man," Wlnthrop an
awered. He came toward us. "Is It
Mis Codmaa? Did yoa aee me com
ing? I caa run away from anybody
on this shore. Weill" He dropped
down on the sand, took oft hi cap and
turned hi face to the breet.
"Were you running away from any
bod;?" I asked. .
To be continued.
the most popular medicine In Am
crca. "it curcu me oi aurcauiu
cough," writes Mrs. J. F. Davl
SUcknoy Ccrner.Me, "after doc
tor's treatment and all other rem
edlea had failed." For -coughs
colds or nny Ironch'jl f.'e t o-1
unequalod. Pre; 51c inl $ .0 p
bottle. Trial bottle free nt P. II.
Mrs. C. W. Marsh, of Mt. Olive,
went to Kansas City Saturday for
a visit of several weeks.
will be served at the table. Af
ter this Mr. and Mrs. Sm'th will
goto housekeeping in a cozy home
at the corner of Main and Dr. R.
L. Oranby, auctioneer."
Born to Bert Ilcarn nnd wife, on
Tnniinrv 0. 1012 a son. WorJ
occasion,. rccoivoj hero Wednesday of
tide week that W. D. Armstrong
had died nt hla home In Knnsas
City, and that tho body would be
brought here Friday for burial.
Mr. Armitrong was formerly a
citizen of Sweet SprilngH, and wis
tho ice and dray busiacs,. II
and lils wife visited her: lait sum
mer. E. L. Spurgcon wes help
ing to 'load stock at the yards Sat
urday when lie had the misfortune
to strike h'a held against n gate
causing a painful raise on the tern
pie. He kept it bandaged for sev
eral days und no doubt will be on
the lookout for swinging gates ni
Some Nice Apples
C. B. Klbler, ngont for Stork
Bros, nurseries, ha a nice display
of atDlea at Hayee & Russell's
store showing some of their dif
ferent varieties. They look good
but we don't know what their I la
vor la like. He trave us ono to
eat known e the "Senator" which
we must say was the sweetest and
beat apple we have eaten for some
time. The others tire probably just
aa gooii and wo hope to be able
to -report on them later.. Besides
the apples ia a nice hat presenteJ
to Mr. Kibler aa a premium lor
having made the largest sales dur
Ing December In hla district
While you -are plant ng app.e treos
plant ajfood ones, and if you atre no
judge yourself Mr. Klbler can ud
ge the trees for you and we feel
competent to Judge tho nppcsl
Mlsa Sylvia Roberts returned to
Kansas City Sunday afternoon nf
ter spending several weeks at the
homo of her parents, Mr. and Mrs
E. B. Roberts.
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ALU CLASSES OP DISEASES BY COR- H
MARSHALL BLDO. NORTH SIDE SQUARE MARSHALL M
8 A SCIENTIFIC M ETHO D OF TR E ATI N O
RECTING ANY AND ALL DEVIATIONS IN
THE- BODY MAKE-UP. THAT EACH AND
EVERY PART OF THE BODY MAY DO ITS
WORK AND HAVE A NORMA L BLOOD AND
Insect Bite Costs Leg
A Boston man lost his leg from
the bite of. an Insect two years
before. To avert 6unh o.'limilies
from atings and bites of insect
use Buckicu's Arnica Salve p.omr.t
ly to kill the poison and prevent in
fummation, awelUng and pain. It
heala burns, boils, uleers, piles, ec-
zecna, cuts, bruises. Only '2S cents
nt P. H. Franklin.
Rev. .George B, Jones closed
his ministry of the Miami Chris
tlan church January 1, after lav
ing served tho church faithfully
and well for the past five years
He haa made no def'n to trrnngc-
menta tor hla work In the future.
nor has the church taken any ac
tion in regard to the employment
of a minister for 1913. While
at worx naturaay on the con
struction oi fen icehouse at his
homo five miles cast of Miami
J. SI. Audeley fell from a ladder
and sustained a broken ankle and
severe bruises. The ladder slipped
while Mr. Audeley waa handl'ng a
heavy log and he was thrown in
to tho excavation. The logs caught
his- legs with the result stated.
The Choice, of a Husband
is too important a matter for
woman to.be ltandtcapped by wrak
neas, bad blood or foul breath
Avoid theee kill-hopes by taking
Dr. King's Lfo Puis. Newrt'cng
One complexion, pure broatb,h?o
ful spJr.ta things that win m?
follow their uae, Easy, eafo and
Bura. 85c at P. H. Franklins.
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