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Miss Myrtle Cothrum, || 1 111 of Russellville, Ala., says: BSJ I |jy “For nearly a year, I suf- IXJ 2 I sered with terrible back- £ ache, pains in my limbs, and my head ached nearly all the time. Our family doctor treated me, but only gave me temporary relief. I was certainly in bad health. My school teacher advised me to TAKE Cardui The Woman's Tonic I took two bottles, in all, and was cured. I shall always praise Cardui to sick and suffering wo men.” If you suffer from pains peculiar to weak lr women, such as head kl ache, backache, or other I symptoms of womanly || I I trouble, or if you merely I y| need a tonic for that tired, It I nervous, worn-out feel- V / CASA GRANDE FARMERS • AFTER IRRIGATION OUTFIT FLORENCE, ARIZ., Aug. 19.—Al leging that they have been compelled to spend over $25,000 In repairing the canal system owned by the San Carlos Canal and Irrigation company, and asking reimbursement and an ac counting of the company’s affairs, fifty-one farmers of the Florence dis trict yesterday filed complaint with corporation commission against company. The complaint after the history of the old company, and the Cue system to the newXcorporation, states the been forced to last three years ‘ J*' wait-r r the;.' 11l tUpS" BWe fo!|ri sum of $11,924, the states has been spent this year. The area of land irrigated by the system, it is alleged, has decreased from between 15,000 and 20,000 acres to 2500 acres, owing to the filling of the canal and reservoir with silt, which has not been cleaned out. The complaints ask that the com pany be required to render an ac count showing its transactions, and also a statement of condition at the present time; that a good intake dam be built, and the canal system put in good repair; that th efarmers be re imbursed in the amount expended, and that if the company refuses or fails to comply that it be disfran chised. H. M. Fennemore is president and W. R. Ryan secretary of the 1 company. o COUNTY VOTES ROAD BOND ISSUE ARIZ Aug. 20.—8 y a ma ■ jority of more than 300 votes, Gila H county has approved the proposed at the special election was quite light and there was little opposition to the issue. It is expected by the County Supervisors that the bonds will be sold at once and that road work will be in full swing early in the fall. F. B. Hahn has purchased 140 acres of land lying in a flat at the bottom of Golden Hill, about half way be ■ tween and Globe. He intends * \am rtlfablis.' a 40-acre amusement park with a swimming pool, dance hall, baseball gorund and tennis courts. During the first 12 days of August, 27 building permits, calling for a total expenditure of $160,000, were is sued in Miami. The most important of the buildings now being constructed are a new high school and hotel. o WILL REPRESENT ARIZONA AT MINING CONGRESS PHOENIX, ARIZ., Aug. 19.—As delegates from Arizona to the Amer ican Mining Congress, which meets in San Francisco, September 20, Gov ernor Hunt has named Edward P. Oliver of Payson, Geo. Kingdon of Globe; E. H. Horton of Clifton; P. 0. Beckett of Globe; S. W. French of Bisbee; J. P. Gaskill of Ajo; Charles Grimes of Oatman; Fan H. Brooks / of Casa Grande; Frank L. Sizer of Dos Cabazos, and John D. Burgess of Tucson. THE FAILURE OF “606” Are you one c" those who used “606’ 'and found i t a failure? been to Hot Springaand returned oncured? Have you and I'uias.i and oLtaimu only Have you suffered from Bleed Poison. Ma* C-.r. eVo.«. •:•. C:.. .rr.. *- ■ i Ed'.ljrvd r.i.:*i H‘ or <i.- \ '• : • V ; , a...- :r.-Vf.- ! t v. :• o . r K. ’.-.w; .. hoi- e! :•)•» .i ;-t .nv -A ;1 cor .s’-on l-n- «• i- CL-.. L„st r ifui L., THE MASTER KEY A Serial CHAPTER XXIII. Sir Donald Faversnam Volunteers. s£j| vlx his search for the Hindu, a j who had bought the idol eou laming ihe plans of the moth ■ eI Hale of the "Master Key” mine. Jobu Dorr had recourse agaiD to the pawnbroker. That individual’s curiosity was arous ed by now, and he asked a great many questions, which John answered eva sively. When it came to getting a descrip tion of the Hindu the broker could give but few details. He Said emphasis on the fact that he sold rugs and that he looked like any one of a dozen East Indians frequent ing a Pacific port. He knew of no ad I dress. With this Dorr had to be content, and he returned to Ruth to discuss with her what they should do nest. "If Wilkersou gets it there is an easy way to get him.” he said in tbe course of their conversation. "How?” demanded Kutb "Have him arrested as a fugitive from justice and held for the county sheriff and the warrant that Tom Kane swore out. ’ ne replied. Ruth considered this thoughtfully and shook her head. "It would mean our going back to the mine and all kinds of trouble,” she j said wisely. "Besides, we wouldn't be \ any nearer the papers father wanted me to have.” "That is very true,” John agreed "We’ll keep that in reserve in case we discover that he has tbe idol. Our only plan, then, is to trace this Hindu. That will be a hard job.” "Why not put detectives on the trail?” “I don’t think any detective could do better than myself.” was tbe reply. "But you can’t do it all,” she argued. "You can’t be looking for this peddler and keeping an eye on Wilkerson and seeing to me at the same time ” “The seeing to you is the pleasantest part of the job." be said laughingly. "I refuse to delegate that to any oue. Os course you're quite right, though, about it's being too Dig an affair for me to handle alone I think I’ll ask Everett to join os. Maybe be can sug gest something .I’ll wire him, and then we’ll take a trip down to the wa ter front and interview our launebrnan again. He seemed to me a pretty level headed chap, and he’ll maybe be able to put us on the track of the Hindu If Re took a steamer for the north, as 1 strong , suspect he did.” Hujg> could not understand why the perU’er should do this, and Dorr ex plalried that the Hindu evidently had set great store on the idol, as he had not only paid cash, but had given a rug as well in exchange. _“fel y oul .fl_kJ** l *V-tliuf-tfae thing was worthless as an article of merchan dise." he went on "In the next place, he wasted no time in getting posses sion of it once he saw it. I nave no doubt that it is sacred In* his eyes—a god. it was stolen at some time from “Seeing to you is the pleasantest pjirt of the job.” a temple. What more natural than that | tie should see the chance of a great reward for doing a pious duty and re turning it to its native place?” "But Hint's all guesswork.” Ruth in sisted practically. "1 know it.” he admitted. “But a good guess is better than nothing to work on. I.et’s go and see our skipper person.” I The launch captain received them j genially and listened to John's story At its finish tie agreed with John that it was very ilkeli that the Indian had recognized a native god and would re store it to its own temple. *1 ve visited those eastern ports a good deal ' he told them. ”1 know boys on a lark from ttie ship will do just that trick run off with an idol for a curio and t know the fuss the heathens about it too. They’ll go any length to get back a first chop god " Before they left he promised to beep an eye open for the Hindu and inform them if he got the smallest clew. With this they had to be satisfied, as In quiries elsewhere developed nothing helpful. Everett arrived on the evening train and after dinner listened to the story of their adventures with great interest. When he had asked a few questions he and John looked at each other Finally Everett spoke "It might take years to locate that lode without the exact plans.' he said thoughtfully. "1 don t doubt that your fattier. .Miss Until, spent many a long hour and day prospecting for it. No we must have the pians if it's ;n the bounds of possibility to recover them I think you wilt have to find your Hindu ' "There is the question of t tie in me.' John said soberly. "It nns already "But Mrs Grundy insists on the maid.” tteen allowed to go pretty much to ruin, loin Kaue would do ins best, of course, but actually we are .ookitig for tbe bird in the hush when we have one in tlie hand "I see your point." ttie promoter said promptly "My offer of days ago stil. holds good lit tinance this matter to the end and I’ll took altet the mine too So you can be care tree so tar as that goes, Julia ' "You know i wouldn’t take it for myself," John hegau awkwardly and was silenced by a smile. The next morning they had barely captain yvus announced l lii- three of them found him burst tng with uews “I flunk i located-your Hindu," he told them "He came down at day light this morning looking for a steam er sailing for the north. The Halcyon leaves at noon, and the steward gave him a job lu the galley.” "But it might be another Hindu.” Rutb suggested. Tbe captain turned toward her and shook his head "I don't think im possible." be said "He answered the description clear down to the rugs Besides that, he seemed kind of nerv ous. and when one of the sailors jollied him the man nearly had a fit I'm sure he's yoiu man." “There’s only one thing for you to do,” Everett said promptly-"take pas sage on that steamer yourselves to San Francisco By that time you can be pretty sure whether he's your man or not." m This was agreed upon, and Ruth started on her preparations immediate ly. Everett insisting that she take her maid with her. "But I don't need her!" Ruth protest ed. “She’s so expensive too!" “You are merely a youngster." Ever ett said quietly, "and yott must have a woman traveling with you It is ali right to do as you like in the mines where no one would dream of speak lng evil or thinking it. hut Mrs. Grun dy insists on the maid " John agreed with Everett and de parted to get the tickets, in spite of Everett's warning that he bad better send and get them. The result was that George Drake, just landed from the mine and in search of Wilkersou. found him shad owing Dorr Drake explained his coming by say ing that be had heard nothing from either Wilkerson or Mrs. Darnell, and he could be of no use at the “Master Key." "It’s just as well.” Wilkerson said sulkily. “I have a dozen things to at tend to, and you can help. The first is not to let that man Dorr get out of our sight or turn a hand unless we know It " In a few sentences filled with bitter ness be told the story ot the finding of the chest and the futile search for the plans and the abstraction ot the idol containing them. When Wilkerson found that Dorr and Ruth booked passage on the Hal cyon for San Francisco and had in qulred about the next sailings for the Orient he took Drake aside and they ietermined that this could only mean me thing- Don was on the track of the idol. "We'll follow them!” he said savage ly. “We’ve spent too much to quit now.” Jean Darnell received Drake coolly nnd listened to Wilkerson’s explana tion of his new scheme without a word. Her stormy eyes boded no good to some one. and Wilkerson feared she would abandon him. But there was the tenacity of a ti gress in her passions, and now she could not give up her sweet revenge nor forego the thought of possessing the wealth which had once been Tom Gallon's and which he had tried to conceal. She agreed to go, and they decided to leave by train that evening, thus being in San Francisco in time to meet the steamer and watch for Dorr’s next movement. Two days later Everett again met John and Ruth in the hotel in San Francisco John’s news was that the Hindu they sought had undoubtedly been on the Halcyon and that John had bought a steerage pussage for Bombay. “You ought to get the plans before you get to India." Everett said ear nestly "You’ll find yourscll in a strange land, where It will be like looking for a needle in a haystack to get hold of your man ” Dorr acknowledged this and outlined his tentative plan of getting Imld of the idol during the passage “After all. we don't want tile idol I shall try to persuade the man of this and get him to let me have the papers concealed in it." At this moment Sir Donald Faver sham was announced. The entrance of the Englishman who had made himself so attentive to Ruth at the southern hotel awakened little enthusiasm In either Dorr or Everett, but for Roth's sake they played the civil part She. on the other hand, rereived Sir Donald with every evidence of lively pleasure. “We are this minute talking ot go tng over to India, where you lived so long." she told him after the first greetings. “And yon are just the man to tell us all about it.” "Going to India!" ejaculated tbe bar ouet. “My word!" “Yes," she proceeded. “We are aft era Hindu and his idol ” At this point John laughingly came to the rescue and briefly explained the object of their quest. Sit Donald listened quietly, occasion ally glancing at Ruth, whose beauty was enhanced by pretty excitement. At the conclusion of the tale be nursed the end of his stick awhile in very apparent perplexity “You know, my dear fellow.” he said, addressing John, ‘that India is a large country filled with millions of different races Even granting that this man is a Hindu and that your surmise about the idol is correct, i don't see how you are going to accom plish anything" “That is just where you can help us!" said Ruth impulsively. For the instant Sir Donald actually blushed with embarrassment. —TfTWt—hx* - hiniself "together and went into details of what they must expect and the difficulties they must encounter. “if you could only go along!" Ruth said plaintively when he had got them thoroughly discouraged. “You could talk their horrid language and make them behave." “By Jove.” said the baronet, smiling “that’s not a half Dad idea! I have nothing to do, and 1 might as well see the chaps in India again as stay here." "You know. Sir Donald was Id the army there.” Rutb explained to Ever etL “Brought up there.” Faversham add ed “Know India pretty well. I real ly believe I’ll go with you If you’ll ae cept of my company. What a lark!" Neither John nor Everett received this proposal with undue warmth, but Ruth found it delightful, and before any of them realized the seriousness of the conversation everything had been arranged. Outside Faversham spoke to Dorr as man to man. “I don't want to thrust myself on you in any way.” he said briefly; “1 happen to know India and to be sure that I can he of service to you. In fact. I should think it a jolly trip. But If you think I took advantage of ihe little lady’s courtesy say so." Entirely disarmed John Dorr had to confess that Sii Donald’s offer re lieved him of a responsibility too heavy for hint The two parted the best of friends, though John could not refrain from an expression of jealousy to himself. But he knew that Ruth’s interests were now doubly safeguarded and tried to restrain his unruly heart. As the steamer sailed the next day they had little time for their prepara tions, but John made sure that the Hindu was on board before the last line was cast off and the big liner backed into the stream and headed slowly roimd for the channel to the open sea. CHAPTER XXIV. “He Is a Prisoner!" DURING the long voyage to Hongkong the three were thrown much together, aud £j r Douaia learned in full the history of the “Master Key” mine and the present search for the pians of tbe site of the mother lode. At first he could hardly believe that such things could happen, but slowly he came to understand that the tre mendous passions that were fighting to be satisfied would stop at nothing. “1 fear you will find 1t different in India,” he told John many times “The country is immense, it is inhabited by races of different speech and habits and religions, and yet over it all there is the vague spell of the east which Is so foreign to your western America that I fear you will not easily recover what you seek.” “But I must get the papers back,” said John quietly "There is no ques tion about it.” “Many a man has refused to ac knowledge that a thing is impossible,” Faversham warned him, "and the east has driven him mad. However, I am much interested myself, not only for the sake of Miss Ruth, but from a sporting standpoint, and I promise you I’ll do my best to help you.” They considered tbe suggested plan of taking the idol away from the Hin du during the voyage, but Faversham vetoed this after a somewhat exten sive investigation "You see," he told Ruth, “I know the fellow's language, and he comes from a tribe far in the north of India Most of those chaps are looked upon as rather sacred, aud this man in spe ’al, I see, is much respected by the otner natives in the steerage. To des eerate his image would simply mean an uproar that we could never explain to the satisfaction of the captain and his officers. In fact, we should all get into the most serious trouble.” “Then your advice is to wait?” she murmured. “Most decidedly," said the baronet “And the waiting isn’t so bad, is it?" Tbe steamer was slipping easily along across a moonlit sea that night, and Ruth and Sir Donald were far in the bow watching the waves foam softly away from tbe cutwater The girl had awakened during the past few weeks to the dim happiness of being always tbe center of men’s thoughts She was not in love, but she was ready to be. The experienced man be side her surmised this. His own heart was beating a new tune. He had lived much, and women had not been aloof from his life. But this fair, proud, inexperienced yet self contained girl wakened in him a deeper feeling than he cared to con fess. To be sure, he had John Dorr to con tend with. Faversham did not under estimate him as a possible rival when he allowed himself to go so far as con templating marriage with Ruth. He liked the young American, and none knew better than he the effect that constant association with Dorr must have upon a young and very im pressionable girl. John's own sent! ments w’ere unmistakable be was deeply In love From Hongkong they transshipped to a I*, and O steamer for Bombay and under Sir Donald's expert guid a nee they shortly found themselves in India and installed in a very good ho tel. "We must wait here til! 1 discover through natives just where that fellow Is bound for.” “Why not simply trace dim?" de tnanded Dorr, impatient to be about his errand. ~ —That would be out of the question,". Faversham explained. "In the first place, you don’t understand any native tongue, and In the second place the British government doesn’t look with favor on strange and unattached Eu ropeans stumbling about among the natives. “If you leave it to me I think I not only can ascertain the exact place where this fellow comes from, but the temple where the idol belongs.” Several days passed, during which Sir Donald was busy among old ac quaintances, leaving John and Ruth to their own devices They occupied their time in sight seeing. At <ast Faversham came Into dinner one evening with a smile on his face “I’ve found your man and learned something of the history of the image.” .he said “ And we can get It bac k?" Ruth In quired promptly. Sir Donald shook his bead gently "Not so fast, young lady!’ "But (hat is what we came for,” she went on. “The fact of the matter is this," said the baronet—"that image was stolen g : 'V "Not co fast, young ladyl” several years ago—a great many. In truth, it is the tutelary deity of a small city on tbe river Bhala, and it l« about as sacred an article as you could pick up The people of that city think that since they have lost their image the god. is angry with them, and for some years they have quietly conduct ed a search for it” “And this map will take it to Bhala?’ demanded Ruth. "He has already started, I under stand from some of the natives l Know.” “Then what are we to do?” demand ed John “Bbaia is some hundreds of miles op country,” Sir Donald continued. “Part of the way we can go by rail, but part of the road we must travel either on foot or by litter—if we go.” “Os course we are going!” said Ruth. “1 most earnestly beg of you to stop here,” said the baronet. “You don't know your India as 1 do, and even if we accomplished our purpose we should run double risk in getting back.” They argued the matter for some time, but Ruth refused to •consider re treat at this stage, and John, impress ed though be was by tbe other’s evi dent sincerity, could not help feeling that as an outsider he did not under stand the necessity of the recovery of the plans WheD he and Sir Donald talked it over alone the baronet was even more insistent. He characterized the whole expedi tion as rash and plainly stated that should the British government get wind of such a search immediate steps would be taken to see that the Ameri cans went no further Dorr was unconvinced and finally In timated that Faversham had not meant what he said when he had volunteered to help them. Sir Donald shrugged his shoulders aud admitted himself helpless In the face of such arguments. “At least I can go along and do what I can to save the young woman from actual peril,” he remarked. "I by no means promise to give you active as sistance.” “I’ll be satisfied if you’ll just tip me off once in awhile,” John responded. They made the journey to Bhala safely. Ruth and John viewing the novel sights that met their eyes on every hand, Sir Donald acting as gen ?ral guide and Instructor On their arrival at the teeming city they were soon installed in an inn out side the center and some distance un the river Faversham wasted no time in look ing up certain people he knew among the natives and was in a position to inform them that he had not only dis covered the temple. Dut that he had learned tlint the idol had been recov ered and would be restored to its prop er shrine with due ceremony and great festivity. “That will be just our chance.” said John. “In the crowds we ought to be safe." Faversham tried to convince htrn that this was not so. but Dorr insisted so strongly that the Englishman yield ed to his better judgment. “I’ll try to get you within sight of tbe idol anyway," he consented “But I must insist that you obey my instruc tions implicitly Otherwise we shall all get into trouble and you will effec tually kill any chance you may JJSYS of year purpose.” The result of this was that Ruth late that night was wakened by Sir Donald's rapping on her door. When she had flung on some clothes aud opened she saw from his manner and his disheveled dress that all had not gone well. “It's true," Faversham told her "Dorr couldn’t resist what he thought was a chance to get hold of the idol. He was captured, but 1 managed to get away by my knowledge of the language and the help of some natives who are friendly to me” For the moment Ruth was speech less; then she inquired for the particu lars. and Sir Donald gave them briefly. At the conclusion he remarked, “They won t harm Him, but if it gets out that he really intended to steal that Image we shall have trouble." “But he is a prisoner!” she cried. "True,’ said Faversham wearily "1 didn’t dare stay if they had got me, too, you wouldn’t nave known anything übout what nad happened for days possibly " "But you will save him?" she pleaded. In her appealing beauty Rutb stirred Sir Donald to the depths. He knew now that he loved her. For love of her he would do what he knew might mean his own death, but he was helpless In the grip of this sweet passion Yet he would uot go without at least a word of hope and promise. “I’ll get him.” he told her. "It will be a hard job, but I’ll save him for your sake. Ruth, and when 1 come hack with bim”- Sbe leaned forward, gloriously con tent that John was to be brought back to her. She did not read aright the expres slon in the man's eyes She threw out her little bands to him joyously. “I’ll always love you if you will.” she whispered He stared dizzily, and she withdrew before he could put out his bands or say a word. Five minutes later he was hastily making his way back to ward tbe temple. To his dying day Sir Donald was never able to explain just how he found John Dorr nor how he extricated him from the howling mob who yelled for the life of the impious man who had Inld foul hands on their god. His own recollection was of desper ately using his tongue, his muscles and his knowledge of the usual Intricacies of a native city. John himself could give no clear de scription. but confessed that he had given up hope of rescue when Sir Don aid appeared as by magic It was dawn when they reached tbe hotel, and Ruth was on the balcony watching. When Faversham looked up and called out, “I managed it!” she leaned far over, her eyes shining, and threw him a kiss. The baronet’s heart beat high. He had won her for his wife. Tbe fact that Dorr and Rutb bad sailed for India did not escape Wil kerson and Mrs. Darnell’s sharp senses, and they sailed, with Drake as their companion, on the next steamer. “We can easily pick up Dorr’s trail when we land. ’ Wilkerson. told them. He found tnis true. Within two days he had also ascertained that they had left for the interior under the escort of Sir Donald Faversham. Without delay they followed and lu due time landed in Bhala, not long after Sir Donald had rescued Dorr from the mob who had seized him when he had tried to recapture the idol. Wilkersou grinned when he told Mrs. Darnell of this fiasco. “But will you fare any better?" she demanded. “Sure.” he said confidently. "I’ll lei Dorr and this British baronet burn M&Sk ' “Then the ‘Master Key’ will be ours.” their fingers getting the tiling; men I'll get it away from them It’s a long way back to America, and if we stick tight to Dorr we ll sooner or later 1 be able to handle the plans ourselves. “Then the 'Master Key' will be ours for good and all*” WILL OUTLINE INIiIAIiVE PROGfiAM AT CONVLNIION PHOENIX, ARIZ.,^AUg>-A9-—Ac cording to Bert Wilkinson, secretary of the Arizona State Federation of Labor, the amendment to the con stitution Os the federation providing that each member voting must cast one ballot and no officer or member shall be permitted to cast more than one ballot for any candidate or meas ure has been adopted overwhelm ingly. He anticipates, according to a state ment made today that the new law of his organization will result ad vantageously. Preparations are be ing made for the annual meeting to be held in October at Tucson. The law and legislative committee will not propose to the convention the adoption of any measure, but it is known that individual delegates will urge that the convention endorse the initiation of a miners home law; a labor commissioner law;, a state architect and building inspector law; and the Kinney bill. It is doubtful if the last named measure will be endorsed in the convention on ac count of the opposition to the bill by the Western Federation of Min ers. At the convention the first work will be begun in organizing a cam paign against the adoption of the proposed constitutional amendment which requires that initiated and referred laws shall, to be validated, be approved by a majority of the voters voting at an election. Prior to the convention Mr. Wilkinson an ticipates that the Miami miners’ union and the Miami engineers’ local will have affiliated themselves the state federation of labor, thus strengthening the membership which was weakened materially by the loss of the bartenders and brewery work ers unions which had a membership of nearly 800 and which of course passed out with the voting of pro hibition. o TEACHERS AND IRRIGATIONIBTS APPOINTED BY GOVERNOR PHOENIX, ARIZ., Aug. 19.—Gov ernor Hunt has named J. D. Lop6r, superintendent of the Phoenix city schools and W. E. Lutz superintend ent of the Douglas schools to be mem bers of the State Board of Education, succeeding A. K. Stabler and O. F. Munson. As delegates to the confer ence of Western states scheduled to be held at Portland, Ore., on Sep tember 21 for the purpose of dis cussing water powers, irrigation and other subjects of vital interest to the west. Governor Hunt has named to represent Arizona Howard S. Reed of Phoenix; E. F. Sanguenetti of Yuma; T. A. Riordan of Flagstaff; Prof. W. H. Lawrence of the State University, and Alexander T. Nelson of Sacation.