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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS. SATURDAY. JUNE 8. 1912.
THE QUEST OF
Being the Adventures in Love and
Chivalry gf Lord Richard Jocelyn
$ $ By H. M. EGBERT 5 $
K opynrnt. by W.
NELLY OF THE
"Taltiot," said Lord Richard Jocelyn
to hit. s'rvant he pu away his
solitaire hoard, "do you know I have
eorne to the conclusion that I have
-.! an ass of myself?"
' V r. kt." Talbot answered respect
fully. "When. sir?"
"All the time I've been in New
York." Lord Jocelyn answered. "Here
I've be-en wasting mv opportunities,
falling Into love end falling out again,
and. in general, living the life of a
tot: f it snH n idler. Talbot. I'm Sick of.
m-self. I want to go somewhere
I car. forgt myself for awhile .
e new people." i
vn,., : jh r..mrmni ... i
that you try the Hadirondacks." said
Talbot "They as recommended by
a friend of mine "
' i don't want medicine, Talbot.
lu gging your pardon, sir. that
k.-iin't what you might cail medicine
l.exaelly, sir; they're a place up north
where the rich fniks goes for 'untlng."
"The very tiling I need." 1-ord Joce
lyn answered. 'Find out where they
arc ninl buy me a ticket. Talbot."
"Per'aps you might like to look in
tr. ha la, sir." said his servant.
I si li :' .-r" is one in some of those
r:.i:uv folders I bought, sir. when you
v. ns no.i.g to "rii.ig't. Peak."
'(in and get it, Talbot." said his
i 1 servant di.-ap peared anil pr-s-
r,' y e-.i-i.e b.i' k bntigst.K a number of
fo...e r. ate! after searching amor.i
ti.in. for some minute.-,, he found and
! ted u:i in jMising iniiti of New York
r : te Ix'rd .loce1; n t.xk it and place, I
i' i.; on his reading table", bcrutiniziug
it c . .lly.
"I . .1 no I a i :it N.-w York state
V,... si: ii a hi? .lure. Talbot," lie said.
"It in i. I be as larce as Middlesex. "
"Yi -. sir; hlndc.-d it must "
"Now. ti'Tph a In au'lful littie hike
JIo'.. TV'Tp oui'it to he sotne
f i, f - t:. rt. I liVe the fhnpe of this
1; , i . T..ll".t. I 11 I:im a ti kel to it."
7! -t 'a;.s bow .Torelvn went to
?; l.:iki ui 't;e. Alter a ni.-ht In
1 ' '
:.' hi. auore cne niornjng
I i.. car ili-'aihi'd upon the sid
a ti;iy t'n'ieu in tbe heart of a
,li' v l I '.eriic: :i. Me ga'fcered b.S
U,f ther H'ld d' sci-nded to tbe
I .i;i rin, lii re he looked arouud in
v;.it. for hfiy tr.iee of a conveyance.
"You're fur the sluice gate, mister?"'
1,'lied ti e station agent, coming out i
i 1 is house end regarding Jocelyn i
t lit lotlj.lv. I
'Now uni nontioti It. I believe I
Pi':." sii.l .loiilyn "What sort of
ai romtnodrt! ion do they furnish there?"
The s'Htlon aijent grinned "I guess
Pill Farland ran fix you for a few
la)'." In- nntiwere.1 "Hut If you ain't
r':!t n l.itn juu 11 be apt t find only'
tn. pei" fare. That girl of Ids can
"He iot a gool servient, eh?" asked
Servant?" ri 'ii'i d tie station
tfc't.t. laughing a-.d slipping his leg.
"Not much of it NMiy's hi: daugh
ter. Sii.l a fine n;rl. They'll o the right
tli.ng by you. mister, nr.tl you'll find
Joe l'ortor the best guide In Oneida
C( ni.t "
" ho'n Joe Porter?"
"Joe's las h:i:.d. It takes two men
to ;i,.itiiK;e that sluice now they're
fir.iwliig iff the M.Kne lake water to
r'ore licliiiit) the dyt, down the valley.
T.ike that road, mister, for six mill
Mini-l.t an y.iu ma hike, aud you'll
') the sluice rilit befor you."
Jocelyn loc ked down at bin baggage.
' I reckon I cau send thorn on by
B'.gLttii'.l," salti the iietit. "My cart
out this moiclng taking ston to the
inm It'll be back by noon and I'll
send your grips right over."
The juirney was a pleasant one and
Jocciju, breathing in the fresh air,
ti: g.vi with the odors of fir and bal
a.'i, felt l.Ke one transformed. As he
f:n.,;c i'ti. wh.y'i r.g from slieer happi
tin at tbe 'irfnsitum from hit, stirJing
aiarttnent on Madison avenue, he men
tally rt'e'ved that, whatever fortune
niifht have in store for him. never
arniti fiiilti he prove susceptible to
fen. ir.lt. e w'lo.t. Here in these profound
solitudes he would attune himself to
h new n.ixid. Life should be more
thai: ;l..!anderiUj; for hiui thencefor
ar.l. The sun w as still low In the eastern
tkv wl .ii he reached the luice gate,
i-ill Farland s cabin stuo.l perched
t., n a small ktxoll almost overhanging
the lake, w'Yh now roared through
the itpeu.-d gale and plunged down
into the alley ben ath.
The guaitiiau of the gates came for
ward, siting a stranger, and when
Joc-iyu explained the purpose of his
visit, greeted hltn wsrmly.
' Come up for the fishing?" he asked.
Kti-j .t.K h.s hand. "Sure. I guess we
an fix joii up u'l rir fc t. I d guide you
ii. j self, t i:t l e been feeling kind of
out of sorts the last few days guess
Us a towb if fever. But Joe knows
where the trout lays and he s the best
g-ide in these parts. Come inside,
ml.-ti r "
lu this way Jocelyn s holiday began.
As a fu!d Joe Porter proved to be
all that had been predicted. A stal
wart countryman, quiet, uncommuni
cative, te showed Jeocelyn many a pool
nd stream where monster flh lay
lurking, and each day, as Jocelyn
strode at his side or followed ti:a
kloiix U. Joreasj. uaiU. he ItJt Ue
more swiftly through
his vir.s a:.d a newer zest for life.
And in the evenings many a yarn
would be spun round the camp fire
while the wa'er. rushing through the
sluice cafes, kept up an undercurrent
of monotonous sound. Then Jocelyn ;
would t"il of his adventures by land
and sea; stories of tigr hunts in In
ola. of service in Egpt. of all the i
crowd. ,1 inci.-3 of his three years' .
csrc or ns a lieutenant in the Guards.
To Nelly Farland he seemed amazing;
even his stories of New York and
Ixn.!cc left her with staring eyes and
quivering breath, for she had never
been twenty miles from this forest
i settlement in which she was bom, and
1 these things tad never ben revealed
to her save as stories in books. And
bfTe uas one wll had actually trav
eld in h''- lan,'s n-l brought back
b,s impressions at first hand! Jocelyn
irradually addressed himself more and
more to her; he fell into the rjle of
mentor: at last, interested iu her, he
began to pl.-oi a faf.ire for her, spoke
of the possibilities of her obtaining an
duration. Hut their talks always ended
in a strange silence which disconcerted
him, and th-y would sit gazing at
the water :is it rushed tliroiiiili the
sluice gates untlerneath. And one
evening when they were sitting thus!
alone, after the si.enre hail lasted for
a longer time than usual. Jocelyn sud
denly perceived that the girl was cry
ing. "Why, Nelly," he said, half joking,
h.-ilf reprovingly, "what is the mat
ter?" She turned away and buried her face
in her baid:-. wee; in; more bitterly.
Overcome wi;h sympathy no more, he
would l ave sworn .b e;;,ra placed one
arm around her in kindly fashion.
"New, Nelly, u II me all about it,"
he paiu. , "Why are you always un
happy after I have bc-n talking to
you? Is i' ny faiiV?"
FThc ritlse.1 her hen.) and lookpd at
bim tra;:i ally, nodiiin her h.etol slow
ly. Jocelyn was overcame with con- ;
sleri :i' ion.
"What have I done"" he asked.
"I don't know bow to tell you." she
answered. 'Irving h -r ees. "Hut things
seem so differ". it now than before you
i came I didn't know ?') rn "
"Didn't know vb:.', .. liy?"
"All these thing:; that you have
been telling tne," she burst out. "I
didn't utid r. 'and how ordinary we
are, I guiss; I thought all folks was
like us. more or less, except the rich
ones, millionaire and such like, that
j come to the summer hotels round
' about anil run round in thir automo
biles. And you've told me I'm common
ai d I n unrated and "
"My near Nelly, I didn't say that."
said Joc lyr in expostulation "When
I spoke of an education 1 meant a
"That's just it," sobbed the girl, her
grief broking nut anew. "I'm low.
Ami father's low, too, and Joe Tor
ter." Jocelyn, almost terrified by the wil.l
ne,s of her grief, gathered her into his
ar:: s and tri"d to console her. She
laid l.er head u;.on his shoulder and
sobbed unrestrainedly. At la-st he re
:. -cd her and the ran back into the
i.tage, leaving l.iiti. in great perplex
i'y, landing upon Hie lock an.i w atch
ing the roaring tcrrent beneath hltn.
His thoughts were in a turmoil. Ixive
for t'.ie girl !::..! :.i ver en'ered his
heart, he snew; what h" was acutely
ccviscioua of ::s
ncere pity and
tif.ii!, m If blame. H,- had little an
tlcipated su h a r : lit as this from
his talks vvl-li ;..-r. At last, breaking
off the train of his ct piia'io-is in dis
gust, he went to b i. r 1.-ter:ng a
mental vow to be men; ciri tin.siit. f in
Oa the following morning I'.iil Far
Ian. I's fever, which had prostrated him
for an entire wnk. took
the worse, a-.d it was dec!
i to sum-
mon a doctor fr :n the nearest town,
One of the lumbermen who occasion-
ally came into the camp volunteered to
seud a telet;rnni from the ilepot. Mea'n-
while, in accordance with their ar-
rangements, Jocelyn and - orter set
out upon a two days' journey to a
famous trout stream in the district,
where it w as hoped that many monster
fish would be secured. The men start
ed late and camped that night beside
the pool. I'orter had seemed to be
more uncommunicative than ever that
day, but Jocelyn was not prepared for
the denouement of tbe morrow.
Potter awakened him at dawn and .
led the way along the trail by the
lake's margin to where a boat lay in
the underbrush. He crashed it to the
margin of the water, motioned to Joce
lyn to en'er. rowed him out to the
middle of the lake, and tlivn. as Joce
Ijn unwound his line, stopping the
oars, found tongue.
"I seed vou t other r.ight with Miss
Nelly, Mr. Joein." said Joe.
"Iudeed?" replied Jocelyn, casting
i seea yon wun teat g:ri. Mr. Joce -
lyn." the guide ret-eated. "I seed
your arn. around her. And. Pegging
your pat Jen if it's a liberty I'm tak
ing, sir. ti e-re s a j ie.-tiu:i 1 would like
to ask you."
"Go ahead," said Jocelyn. caviling
his fly in a bnch of weeds and reeling
in his line.
"Ihi you mean honest by l.er.
Joe lyn?" V-ked Porter. Lis ejts fUei
steadily on JeHelyn's fa -J.
"I ask you whether it is your pur
pose to marry her, sr. You ray have
known ;h-.t tor. e v-.cr.ls ha.e be. c
said VfAf r. r.e ai.. It.- tit-cr. th.t
iubi:Ck. It jva our im.ei.tioa to &et
married next" fall. I'm not a gentle
man as you are, Mr. Jocelyn. and I
guess my ways Is as rough as my
clothes, and if the child thinks more
of you than she docs of me I don't
have no hard feelings towarc! her. But
It don't seem somehow natural to me.
sir, that a rich city man such as your
self would want to marry a girl of
poor mountain folks like hers. And ;
so I ask you again, sir, whether you i
intend to marry her."
"Nothing has been said or suggested !
about our marrying. Porter," Jocelyn ;
said calmly, but no longer making any !
pretense of casting. "Miss Nelly was '
distressed and I was trying to soothe ,
Porter nodded his head slowly.
"I'm country bred, Mr. Jocelyn," he ,
said, "and I don't know city folks' j
ways. But what I say is this " and
he brought down his fist into his palm j
with a resounding thump "when aj
gentleman puts his arms round a girl j
and f.ays no wor(J about marrying ner, j
why. he don't mean no good by her
i "Well, what are vou roine to do
about Jt porter?" asked Jocelyn.
..XM tb.t a.Pr,inf, to do. .,'
answered the guide. "You're going to
leave by tonight's train."
I'll be damned if I do." said Joce-
lyn. it might be different." ; aaid you could go?"
"And I'll be damned, in this world , The girl turned on her heel without "He said if I walked to the next sta
and the next, if you don't," 6aid the : a word, leaving him standing there, tion he thought there wouldn't be
guide. "For you'll never speak to that , Joe set about making a fire; then he much danger," Jocelyn answered,
girl again, if it means murder. You i prepared the meal, while Jocelyn sat "And these things of yours?"
think you're a fine hero with your
tales of the battles you've seen and
yOU're just a common lump of
jocelyn wound up his line
jointed his rod.
"Since you seem in an unpleasant
mood, Porter," he said, "you may
take me home."
"I'll take you to the shore," the
guide rejoined, "and I'll put you on
the road to the depot and bring your
things In time for you to catch the ,
Jocelyn returned no answer and the
guide, bending to his oars, pulled the
Ik. at to the bank and grounded her.
Jocelyn stepped out and the men stood
ficir.t; each other.
"Well," Po: ;. r asked, "what is it to
Hut before Jocelyn could answer a
figure emerged through the under
brush and hailed them, stopping just
within shouting call. It was the sta-
"Keep back." he shouted. "You got
to go back to the sluice gates, both
of you. an. I stay there till fresh orders
"What do you mean?" cried Jocelyn.
"Board of health's," shouted the
aent. "Bill Farland's sick with the
smallpox and you're all quarantined.
The doc seen him ytsterday night and
posted quarantine notices. Keep back.
keep back; I ain't going to risk my
life. Go back to the gates. It's a more assiduously he played his part,
year in prison if you break quaran- 1 He shrank from her and from Por
tine." te- as though he feared the eontamina-
He disappeared upon the run. For ! tion of the disease, lie slouched, a
awhile the two men stared at each oth-
er in silence. At last, beckoning to
Jocelyn to follow him, Joe Porter took
ip his pack and preceded him along
u ui " u ... - ai 14.
They reached thc-lr destination at
nightfall and found a horse and buggy
beside the sluice and a doctor there,
chafing at the delay.
"You've heard the orders," he said.
"You'll both have to stay here till
quarantine s removed. It's a mild cate
and there won't be any danger of his
dying. I ll be back in a week to tee
hat progress has been made. Now
1 bare your arms; I m going to vaccinate
P. fore leaving he explained that
Nelly had received full ins-iructionB
how to ijlse care cf her father. The
dlsea.-e must run its coarse ar.d re
el ;i red no special treatment; anvhow.
it would be impossible to give my un-
less a train, d nurse were sct.r fro:.;
I tica. ar.d in t'rat rough cabin she
wo. id be but little more efficacious
tl.aa Ne lly h :-tlf. Afterr a few minor
instructions, and having tc!d thtm that
tt.e lurar.riii',' would probably remain
;:; f rce for at least one month, the
d.-irv.vr ;-:;-.-p'i ir.to his trugey and
t?wara the .eLot.
' As the two mea stood somewhat
Rheepishly outside the cat in. Nelly j
emerged. The girl appeared trans- j
formed; the crisis seemed to have pro-
dueed in her a store of resolution and ;
"I'm going to take charge, Joe." she
said. "You better start a fire. Mr.
Jocelyn. you'll help us, won't you?" j
But into Jocelyn's head the germ i
of an idea had come. He had wronged i
both Joe and the girl, if unconsciously
so; now it was his duty to remedy the !
wrong so far as lay in his power. And ;
just as Nelly had been attracted to him
In his stories of hemic deeds. 60 now
he could change her admiration into
contempt by displaying quite opposite
"I'd like to help," he stammered,
"but I don't go inside that cottage,
"Why?" she asked, looking at him 1
in surprise. j
"I'm I'm afraid of smallpox," he j
muttered. "Isn't it very catching?"
He saw Joe Porter looking at him j
"You won't help my father?" asked ,
the girl in astonishment. "You're not ,
afraid, Mr. Jocelyn?"
"I'm not going to risk my life," said
Jocelyn sheepishly "I'm a visitor j
here and I dsv. If I were in Joe's place :
beside the sluice gates and watched ; "Keep them give them to Mr. Far
the torrent roaring beneath him. Dur- land when he gets well. I won't need
leg the supper nobody spoke a word, them."
Hut afterward, when Joe had gone Joe Porter strode up very close to
inside the hut to speak with the sick him.
man, Nelly turned to Jocelyn suddenly. "Mr. Jocelyn, you think you're wise,"
"You wasn't you joking?" she fal- he said, "but I guess I seen through
tered. turning upon him a look full of your game this time."
anxiety. Her blue eyes were distressed "What game?" asked Jocelyn indig-
and tearful. nantly.
"Not by a jugful." Jocelyn answered, i "You wanted to square me with Miss
drawing back from the fire. "Kee;
back. Miss Nelly. You might have
caught some of the infection."
"O, I ain't a going to catch you, Mr.
Jocelyn," she answered with intense
scorn. "Don't h'; afraid of me. You
shall be looked after, Mr. I'ayinc
Guest, just as thoit rh father wasn t
sick and likely to die don't let that
trouble you" And she swept hack
into the cottage.
No man likes to assume the coward,
and Jocelyn was sorely tempted dur
' ing the days that ensued to go back
upon his purpose and display his prop-
er qualities. Then, too, with this new
' strength that had come to the girl
during her time of trouble, she seemed
to have acquired fresh charm and
dignity. Her very looks of scorn in-
' creased the young man's admiration:
her courage and cleverness impressed
' his mind. Jocelyn knew these symp-
toms from of old time; he was falling
' in love with ber.
So the more temptation came me
; lonely figure, about the neighborhood,
' unspeakiiiff, unspokn to. Porter him-
self se.-emed to share to the full the
girl's resentment, though once or twice
i u, ion Hint, i. la co uut .ici cu- ,
, 1'. seemed to detect a puzzled look
in them, as though his secret were not :
wholly uninspected. One thing he i
, could do, however, and that wa to I
! supply the ctmp with fish. He fished ;
diligently, bringing in good catches '.
each evening which hs would fling i
down at the threshold of the cottage. '
keeping as far anay as possihle. And ;
at bight, taking his blankets, he would '
remove as ;r a3 he ccuid from the j
eiar.ger zone to re;-t ur.dtr the stars. ;
On the sinth day the doctor came
again. The patient had progressed ail- .
rr.irably; much of his time he had
spent in the cabin. He seemed on the
highroad to recovery, but none was
prepared for the physician's encourag
"He ain't gcin' to die, is he?" a.-ked
Porter. hile the girl Lovered nsr ia
brc ttl.less anxiety.
"Die?" cried the doctor. "Why, he's
nearly well. He'll he well in a week. .
You can let him go about Lis regular
business now; it s mild a case as I '
Lave ever know
"And when will jou remove th
quarantine?" asked Jocelyn anxiously,
"I want to get home."
"Come here." said the physician,
beckoning to him mysteriously,
"Where do you live?"
"New York," said Jocelyn.
"If I let you into a secret you i
won't give me away?"
"I promise you." !
"It won't do for a doctor to admit
he's mistaken, and I've got to keep
the quarantine up a while longer on
that account. But if you don't mind
walking twenty miles down the line, so
; as to take a train at the next station,
! you can go now. My diagnosis was
I wrong. It's only chickenpox. Mind.
; not a word."
; "I promise you," said Jocelyn heart
i ily. "By the way, what will your bill
"O, about fifty dollars," answered
"How's he going to pay?"
"Bill Farland? O, he'll work that
off during the fall. I guess, lumbering."
"Send in the bill to me," said Joce-
lyn. and gave the doctor his card,
"So you're going to leave us?" asked
Joe Porter that evening, as Jocelyn.
once more attired in the garments of
city life, gathered a few indispensable
belongings into his carry-all. "Doc
Nelly. At first I thought you was
afraid and so I watched you. I watched
you when you didn't think I did and
I saw how you'd march right up to
the door at nights when you thought
t:s abed and then march back along the
dam, as though you wasn't afeard of
nothing. And then today when tho
doctor come you wasn't afraid to
stand at my side and listen to him.
And them blankets of yourn. Mister-
why. you must ha' known that Bill had
been sleeping in them all last week.
"I said some things to you I'm sorry
for," continued Porter, holding out hia
hand. 'Tint if you'll say you've no
hard feelings I'll feel easier' like. .
know a man when I sees one, Mr.
Jocelyn, aud you're white clean
Jocelyn grasped his hand warmly.
"Good luck, old man," he said. "I've
left the field to you. And let me know
when the wedding comes off, because
I want to send you a letter of con
gratulation." , And it came, two months later, in
the form of the fin2St trout rod that
1 '.ord Jocelyn could procure in New
York City, together with a gold brace
let for the brid,
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days of muske's. of bows and f.rows
and of hand to rind conflicts. In ad
du:'.n, it iray 'Ik- p'-inted c t thst .
the rrcdrn w-rs hnve been merciful
ly shorter, and so less sanguinary
than those of ti e --r.tttrles grn.
I'r.der tie rrlrni:-e conditions c!
fighting, when g'.x.p-fiwder was. un
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Prussia overcame Austria in seven I
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' Teutons were completely externiinat
' ed by Marius; a hundred years later
30,000 Rom?ns were wiped out by
Arminlus in Teutoberg Forest, and
80.000 Roman citizens of the Greek j
cities were slain in a single day by
the soldiers of MIthridntes. At Crecy
there fell 1.200 French knights. 1.400
gentlemen and 4.000 men at arms, he-
sides 30.000 of inferior rank: 10.000
! men were killed at Agincourt and,
i 14,000 were taken prisoners; and ;
about 10.000 men, too. weres lain out
of the Tfi.000 who foueht at F'odden;!
while out of the 100,000 engaged in ',
the fierce battle of Towton 3 000 are
reported to have fallen in the battle!
In all thes old-time ba'tles, where i
the weapons were bows and arrows. '
swords and battle axes, and where no I
weapon was availah1 that could kill
at a distance of more than a few hun j
dred yards, the mortality frequently
rose to one in every three or four
fighters engaged, and sometimes ex
ceeded this enormous percentage:
whereas In modern battles, with
weapons far more deadly, a propor-.
tion of one in twenty, it is claimed,',
has rarely been exceeded. j
At Alma the casualties were fifty-'
four a thousand, or, roughly, one to1
18.5; at Inlterman they were one in'
twenty; at Sedrn, one in eixty; at;
Cravelotte. one in a hundred and i
eleven, and at Waterloo, one in twen-
ty-four. In the Crimean war it hs
been calculated 742 shots were re
quired to dispatch one fighter, nnd atj
Gibraltar 2r.s.f!S7 Fhot and shell found
only 1.341 human targets, . ; of,
these many were merely wounded.,
During the Franco-Prussian war one
fighter was disabled by every 251
Insult to Injury.
Vincent Astor. nf a l'incheor. at the!
Ritz-Carlton In New York. ?ii-l of ai
certain exclusive rnillicnnire: "He Is'
too excluHve He very oftrn rnnsld- j
ers nis equiis rcov r.im. i to rcminus
me of an Kti 1 i h army officer.
"This m-.n ln-loneed to a crack regi-1
merit. Wlii'e hi. Cub was being clean-'
ed one sttirn.er. the members were '
permitted to ue another Wet Knd
club a very dignified and j,o:rv lief"--
ary institution The li'erary cl'ib had
a bin of wonderful IWi riianipntrno.
This the crr.iy officer and his frle.idi
trsTlW r.t;'hl i.feer rlv'i! ti tt v:r. :
811 m.,.;,,' r,&n '
finished the last l't'e that had tf-er.
ro lovingly laid down bv g-e-r hi-
tcrians. Immortal f oe's and fc ve"st3
of gr;niu? th rnan said Ifrir-ildiv:
'Jove, you know. I c'idn't t'"i'.: '!?
lower middle clashes drank s.;ch good
"Oh. Cecr'j. d ar. sho wh!;.6rsd.
when he slipped tiio cngaeenic-nt
on. ttr tap. ring fiaycr, "how sw rt of
you to remember Jut the sort of Etono
I preferred! .'."one of the others wa3
ver so .thoughtful." Gecr;;o was
staggered but for a moment. Then he
came hi' k with: "Not at all. dear
Ycu overrate n.e This Is th- ona
I've always user::" Eiio was '.Lcoasiit
en.t eiiough to cry ahaut It.
try. Sold Ly ail druggist.
K. T. ANDF.KSOX, Cashier.
F. CUANNOX. Assistant Cashier.
Taking Care of tho Heart.
A physician writes: "Life would be
prolonged by h little more attention te
the heart, by paying a little respet tc
the mo-it faithful servant we ever hove
Much good might be done also if par
ents would teach their children tin
diingiT of overtaxing the heart. They
should tench them to stop and rest
few niemeuts during their play when
they lxnrin to feel the violent throbUnn
of their hearts iigninst the chest wall."
"I know how to sympathize with
yon. Mrs. I'olhemits." said Mrs. Lnp
s'ing. "My left eye was affected one
Just ns yours is. aud I hHd an awful
time with it. The doctor said the
trouble vv:i that the subjunctive wan
granulated." t'hioa so Tribune.
Miiud Where are you going? Bea
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utterly. Get something for me to
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because many have learned the value of
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ical condition. Beecham's Pills have
an unequaled reputation because they
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regulating the bowels and liver, they
tons the stomach and improve the
digestion. Hotter feelings, better lookst
better spirits follow the use of Beech
am's I'ilU so noted the world over
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Women spci iatly slinuiii re-tid the direct too
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