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4 -w ( t1ll ' ’• • •.'il'.” > I I I I || 1 M i ll' Desert Gold B y Z A N E G R E Y Author of Riders of the Purple Sage, Wildfire, Etc. IfhutrarionJ by IR W IN MYERS Copyright by Harper & Brothers CHAPTER V A Desert Rose. When Dick lay down that night he was dully conscious of pain and head- ache—that he did not feel well. De­ spite this, and a mind thronging with memories and anticipations, he suc­ cumbed to weariness and soon fell asleep. It was light when he awoke, but a strange brightness seen through what seemed blurred eyes. A mo­ ment passed before his mind worked clearly, and then he had to make an effort to think. He was dizzy. When . he essayed to lift his right arm, an excruciating pain made him desist. Then he discovered that his arm was badly swollen, and the hand had burst its bandages. The injured mem­ ber was red, angry, inflamed, and twice its normal size. He felt hot all over, and a raging headache con­ sumed him. Beldlng came stamping into the room. “Hello, Dick. Do you know it's Irre? How’s the busted fist ttitt morning?” Dick tried to sit up. but his effort was a failure. He got about half up, then felt himself weakly sliding back. “I guess—I’m pretty sick,\ he said. He saw Belding lean over him, feel his face, and speak, and then every­ thing seemed to drift, not into dark­ ness, but into some region where he had dim perceptions of gray moving things, and of voices that were re­ mote. Then there came an interval when all was blank. When he again unclosed his eyes the room was sunny, end cool with a fragrant breeze that blew through the open door. Dick felt better; but he had no particular desire to move or talk or eat. On the next day he was very much Improved. “We've been afraid of blood poi­ soning,\ said Beldlng. “But my wife thinks the danger's past. You’ll have to rest that arm for a while.\ Ladd and Jim came peeping In at the door. “Come in, boys. He can have com­ pany—the more the better—if It’ll keep him content. He mustn't move, that's all.” The cowboys entered, slow, easy, cool, kind-voiced. “Shore it's tough,” said Ladd, after he had greeted Dick. “You look used up.” Jim Lash wagged his half-bald, sunburned head. “Musta been more'n j gfornvn at every-Say TFicrtfjTy %cTn<Vt1 ness, to have Mrs. Bvldlng he well dispose,I toward him. So he thougnt about her, and pondered how lo make her like Mm. h did not take very long for Dirk to discover that he liked her. Her face, except when she smiled, was thoughtful and snd. But It seemed too strong, too intense, too nobly lined. It was a face to make one serious. Like a haunting shadow, like u phantom of happier years, the sweetness of Nell's face was there, and infinitely more of beauty than had been transmitted to the daugh­ ter. Dick believed Mrs. Belding's friendship and motherly love were worth much striving to win, entirely aside from any more selfish motive. He decided both would be hard to get. Toward evening Gale heard the tramp of horses and Belding’s hearty voice. Presently the rancher strode except Dick's ferTtnT TTe sn w ‘XTrS. I Boldine cast n strange, intent glance upon Nell, then turn and go silently through the patio. Dick was haunted h.v the strange ex­ pression he had entight on Mrs. Beld­ ing's face, especially the look in her eyes. Tt lmd been one of repressed pain liberated in a flash of certainty. The mother lmd seen how far he had gone on the mad of love. Perhaps she had seen more—even more than he dared hope, (To Be Continued.i BORROWED FROM THE FRENCH Word “ Hello” an English Corruption Which America Has Adopted a» Own Expression. You should try to learn the old wolf hunter’s call, because you know the In upon * Gale^ shaking the gray dust j wolf Is a scout and that should be the m \ I ^ ^ _ A « 1 _ % X ^ ^ i ^ «tlAI from his broad shoulders and waving a letter. “Hello, Dick! Good news and bad!” be said, putting the letter In scout call, says Dan Beard, in Boy's Life. This call was used In France first and afterward in England, but there are no wolves in England now and the bugle call has been forgotten in both countries, therefore we “paint it green and call it our own.” Even though William Tell and Robin Hood bugled the same calls before America was dis­ covered, we can make It American the same as we have made the old French wolf hunter’s cry American. French was spoken in English court circles, so the titled wolf hunters used the French cry of hab le loup or a' lop loup, loup being pronounced loo, the cry being a la loo; the English put on the H and made it halloo, and we made it hell-o, which is an American expression, os all the telephone girls know. So the old wolf hunter’s bugle calls which come here with the Huguenots will also be American when blown through a wooden flatboatsmen's trum­ pet. w I T NEW ENGLAND IDOL T h e y H a d Som e thing to S e l l ; H e H a d th e P r ice— But T h e r e W a s N o D e a l M a d e A f t e r A ll By ELEANOR PORTER Author o f ** Pollyanna,” “ Just David,” Etc. Copyright by Eleanor H. Porter. l - - — * — . • ♦ , (,^ 1/44 O v O l t l . O s l . t i i ' l . 1, Li * • • . But It was long hours before Ralph Hupgood was allowed to “go to work.\ His story was quickly told. His NECKTIE DATES FROM 1660 Was Introduced Into France by a Regi­ ment of Cravates— Fashion Some­ times Became Extreme. tough for Rojas.” “Gale, Laddy tells me one of our neighbors, fellow named Carter, Is going to Casita,” put In Belding. “Here's a chance to get word to your friend the soldier.” \Oh that will be fine!” exclaimed Dick. “I declare I'd forgotten Thorne. . . . How Is Miss Casta­ neda? I hope—” “She’s all right, Gale. Been up and around the patio for two days. She and Nell made friends at once. Til call them in.” Both girls came in, Mercedes lead­ ing. . Like Nell, she wore white, and she had a red rose in her hand. She was swift, impulsive in her move­ ments to reach Dick’s side. “Senor, I am so sorry you were 111—so happy you are better.” Dick greeted her, offering his left hand, gravely apologizing for the fact that, owing to a late infirmity, he could not offer the right Her smile exquisitely combined sympathy, grati­ tude, admiration. Then Dick spoke to Nell, likewise offering his hand, which she took shyly. Her reply was a murmured, unintelligible one; but her eyes were glad, and the tln^ In her cheeks threatened to rival the hue of the rose she carried. Presently Dick remembered to speak of the matter of getting news to Thorne. “ Senor, may I write to him? Will someone take a letter? . . . I shall hear from him I” she said; and her white hands emphasized her words. “Assuredly. I guess poor Thome Is almost crazy. I’ll write to him. . . . No, I can’t with this crippled hand.” “That’ll be all right, Gale,\ said Beldlng. “Nell will write for you. She writes all my letters. ’ So Belding arranged It; and Merce­ des flew-away to her room to write, while Nell fetched pen and paper and seated herself beside Gale’s bed to take his dictation. What with watching Nell and try­ ing to catch her glance, and\ listening to Belding’s talk with the cowboys, Dick was hard put to it to dictate any kind of a creditable letter. Nell met his gaze once, then no more. Beldlng was talking over the risks in­ volved in a trip to Casita. “I’ll tell you, boys, I’ll ride In my­ self with Carter. There’s business I can see to, and I’m curious to know what the rebels are doing. Gale, I’m going to Casita myself. Ought to get back tomorrow some time. I'll be ready to start in an hour. Have your letter ready. And say—If you want to write home It’s a chance. Sometimes we don't go to the P, O. In a month.” He tramped out, followed by the tall cowboys, and then Dick was en­ abled to bring his letter to a close. Mercedes came back, and her eyes were • shining. Dick, remembering Belding's suggestion, decided to profit by It. \May I trouble you to write another for me?\ asked Dick, as he received the letter from Nell. “It's no -trouble, I'm sure—I’d be pleased,\ she replied. That was altogether a wonderful speech of hers, Dick thought, because the words were the first coherent ones she had spoken to him. . He settled back and began. Presently Gale paused, partly be­ cause of genuine emotion, and stole a look from under his hand at Nell. If she had In the very least been drawn to him— But that was absurd—im­ possible ! When Dick finished dictating, his eyes were upon Mqrcedes, who sot smilingly curious and sympathetic. How responsive she was l He looked at Nell. Presently she rose, holding out his letter. He was just In time to see a wave of red recede from her face. She gave him one swift gaze, unconscious, searching, then averted It and turned away. She left the room with Mercedes before he could express his thanks. But that strange, speaking flash of eyes remained to haunt and torment Gale. It was Indescribably sweet, and provocative of thoughts that he believed were wild without warrant. It dawned upon him that for the brief Instant when Nell had met his gaze she had lost her shyness. It was a woman’s questioning eyes that had .pierced through him. Next day Dick believed he was well enough to leave his room; but Mrs. Titling would not permit lilm to da b o . She was kind, soft-handed, moth­ erly, and she was always coming In to minister to his coiAfort; yet Gale felt that the friendliness so manifest in the others of the household did not extend to her. He was conscious of something that a little thought per­ suaded him was antagoulsm. It sur­ prised and hurt him. He reflected that there might come a time when U would be desirable, far beyond any \ “ Hello, Dick! Good News and Bad!” Dick’s hand. “Had no trouble finding your friend Thorne. Looked like he’d been drunk for a week! Say, he nearly threw a fit. I never saw a fel­ low so wild with joy. He made sure you and Mercedes were lost in the desert. He wrote two letters, which I brought. Casita Is one h—1 of a place these days. I tried to get your baggage, and think I made a mistake. We’re going to see travel toward Forlorn River. The federal garrison got re-enforcements from somewhere, and Is holding out.” “Do you think we’U have trouble here?” asked Dick, excitedly. “ Sure. Some kind of trouble sooner or later,” replied Belding, gloomily. “Anyway, my boy, as soon as you can hold a bridle and a gun you’ll be on the Job, don’t mistake me.” “With Laddy and Jim?” asked Dick, trying to be cool. “ Sure. With them and me, and by yourself.” Dick drew a deep breath, and even after Belding' had departed he forgot for a moment about the letter In his hand. Then he unfolded the paper and read: “Dear Dick—You’ve more than saved my life. To the end of my days you’ll be the one man to whom I owe every­ thing. Words fail to express my feelings. “This must be a brief note. Belding la waiting, and I used up most of the time writing to Mercedes. “I’m leaving Mercedes in your charge, subect, of course, to advice from Belding. Take care of her, Dick, for my life is wrapped up in her. By all means keep her from being seen by Mexicans. We are sitting tight here—nothing doing. “If things quiet down before my com­ mission expires. I’ll get leave of absence, run out to Forlorn River, marry my beautiful Spanish princess, and take her to a civilized country, where, I opine, every son of a gun who sees her will lose his head, and drive me mad. Dick, harken to these glad words: Rojas is in the hos- pltal. I was interested to inquire. He had a smashed finger, a dislocated collar bone, three broken ribs, and a fearful gash on his face. He’ll be in the hospital for a month. Dick, when I meet that pig­ headed dad of yours I’m going to give him the surprise of his life. “Send me a line whenever any one comes In from F. R~, and Inclose Mer­ cedes* letter In yours. Take care of her, Dick, and may the future hold In store for you some of the sweetness I know now! Faithfully yours, “THORNE.\ The neck was left unconflned by the ancients. The earliest form of neck­ tie was a simple cord worn around a starched hand of linen attached to the shirt. The modern tie was introduced in I860 by a regiment of Cravates which came to France. A bandage of silk or muslin was worn about the neck of the officers, while the soldiers wore simpler stuff. The ends which fell over the breast were disposed In bows or hung in tassels. After the Revolution cravats disap­ peared along with tight breeches. In 1796 it recovered Its popularity, and was Increased to a. degree of extrava-. gance. Huge pieces of muslin were worn around the neck by some per­ sons, while others wore a padded cushion of numerous folds. The collar worn at this time arose about the ears, and the mouth and chin were buried nose-deep by the upper edge of the cravat. The neck, was puffed out larger than the head. Effects of Stimulants. New and curious experiments have been made on the action which al­ cohol and tea may exercise on the Intellectual faculties. It has been demonstrated that al­ cohol diminishes the ideas but re­ enforces the association of words. Under Its Influence one easily learns a speech by heart, but the work of the thought seeking to join the Ideas Is difficult. People who absorb alcohol imagine that they walk with the greatest ease, when, in reality, their muscular force is subject to sensible reduction. V Tea, on the contrary, impedes the auditory assdclation of words, but favors the ideas and intellectual work. The experiments In question have also been made on coffee which pro­ duces a certain excitation, but it Is not known whether the depression fol­ lowing this excitation weakens the cerebral value. While Dick was eating his supper, with appetite rapidly returning to nor­ mal, Ladd and Jim came in. Their friendly advances were singularly welcome to Gale, but he was still backward. He allowed himself to show that he was glad to see them, and he listened. It took no keen Judge of human nature to see that horses constituted Ladd’s ruling passion. “ Shore it’s a cinch Beldin’ is agoln* to lose some of them animals of his,” he said. \You can search me If I don't think there'll be more doin’ on the bor­ der here than along the Rio Grande.” “Look-a-here, Laddy; you cain't be- ileve all you hear,” replied Jim, seri­ ously. “I reckon we mightn’t have any trouble.” \Back up, Jim. Shore you're stand- in' on your bridle. There’s more doin' than the raidin’ of a few bosses. An’ Forlorn River Is goto* to get hers!\ Another dawn found Gale so much recovered that he arose and looked after himself; not, however, without considerable difficulty and rather dis­ heartening twinges of pain. Some time during the morning he heard the girls in the patio and called to ask if he might join them. He re­ ceived one response, a mellow, “ SI, senor.” It was not as much as he wanted, but considering that it was enough, he went out. In the shade of a beautiful tree, he found the girls, Mercedes sitting in a hammock, Nell upon a blanket. \What a beautiful tree!\ he ex­ claimed. “I never saw one like that. What Is it?” “Palo verde,” replied Nell. “ Senor, palo verde means 'green tree/ \ added Mercedes. Little by little Dick learned details of Nell's varied life. She had lived In many places. As a child she re­ membered Lawrence, Kansas, where she studied for several years. Then she moved to Stillwater, Oklahoma, from there to Austin, Texas, and on to Waco, where her mother met and mar­ ried Belding. They lived in New Mexico awhile, In Tucson, Arizona, in Dougins, and finally had come to lone­ ly Forlorn River. “Mother could never live In one place any length of time,” said Nell. “And since we've been In the South­ west she has never ceased trying to find some trace of her father. He was last heard of In Nogales fourteen years ago. She thinks grandfather was lost in the Sonora desert. . . . And every place we go is worse. Oh, I love the desert. But I’d like to go back to Lawrence—or to see Chicago or New York—some of the places Mr. Gale speaks of . . . I remember the college at Lawrence, though I was only twelve. I saw races—and once real football . . . Mr. Gale, of course, you’ve seen games?” “Yes, a few,” replied Dick; and he laughed a little. It was on his lips then to tell her about some of the famous games in which he had par­ ticipated. But he refrained from ex­ ploiting himself. There\ was little, however, of the color and sound and cheer, of the violent action and rush and battle Incidental to a big college football game that he did not succeed In making Mercedes and Nell feel Just as If they had been there. They hung breathless and wide-eyed upon his words. „ Some one else was present at the latter part of Dick's narrative. The moment he became aware of Mrs. Belding's presence he remembered fancying he had heard her call, and now he was certain she had done so. Mercedes and Nell, however, had been and etlll_were oblivious to everythin* The Earthquake Belt. The Immunity of Great Britain from earthquakes is due to Its geographical situation. It lies at least 1,000 miles north of the nearest point of the great earthquake “belt,” which seismologists have located and traced right round the globe. This troubled zone runs roughly parallel to the equator through Japan, China, Asia Minor, the Mediter­ ranean countries, the Canary islands and Central America, with an auxiliary belt running southward along the west coast of South America. Every big earthquake of modern times has hap­ pened somewhere along this belt, and generally when the sun and moon have been so placed that their combined p*ull along the critical region has been at a maximum. We owe to the Japa­ nese, whose country is so often the seat of a disastrous earthquake, the Inven­ tion of the- seismograph and the most thorough study of earthquake phe­ nomena. Would Speak for Itself. The small boy entered the butch­ er's shop whistling briskly, and de­ posited a sheep’s head on the counter. “ Mr. Jones,” he said, “mother’s sent back this meat,” and turned on his heel and started to leave. But the butcher wanted an explana­ tion. \What’s wrong with It, sonny?” he asked. \Well sonny replied, “ mothei didn’t say what was wrong with It. She only said 'leave It, and the head will speak for Itself!’ ” Curious Hedgehogs. There are several living specimens in “zoos,” of the “ tenrec,” the hedge­ hog of Madagascar. It is said that stuffed specimens in museums give no idequate idea of these very curious •reutures. Their resemblance to hedge- iogs rests only upon their possession f u spiny covering. The shape uf heir bodies resembles that of an in luted globe fish. They are insectivor ns, and are declared to be restricted o the Island of Madagascar. Th< -piemens seen in this country are re i-likable for their habit of yawning. The Creator's Responsibility. Teddy and Bobby were sitting out oi the front steps, eating some pie Bob by’s mother had been kind enough ti give to them. \Don’t you just wish you had a mil lion pies to eat?” Teddy asked oi Bobby. ♦ \Um-m-m!” was all Bobby was abh to reply, owing to the fullness of hli mouth. Teddy, however, felt talkative “Bobby, suppose a poor, hungrj ragged boy came along the street oul there. Suppose he didn’t have any­ thing to eat. Would you give him some of your pie?\ \No Bobby replied promptly. “ You give him some of your own pie. Yol supposed hlml”—Kansas City S<ar. NEUMONIA Send at once for a phy­ sician, but begin imme­ d i a t e l y \e m e r g e n c y ” treatment with Vicks. This does not interfere with any Internal medication the doctor may prescribe. V a p o R u b Over /7 Million Jan Used Yearly WHy NOT T » V P O P H A M ’ S ASTHMA REMEDY Gives Prompt and Positive Relief In Every Case. Bold by Druggists. Price $).00. Trial Package by Mail 10c. WILLIAMS MFG. CO.. Props. Clevelsnd, 0. IE Hapgood twins were horn In the great square house that sot back from the road Just on the outskirts of Falrtown. Tlielr baby eyes had opened upon a world of faded portraits and somber haircloth furniture, From babyhood to girlhood the charm of the old place grew upon them, so much so that the thought of leaving it for homes of their own be­ came distasteful to them, and they looked with scant favor upon the oc­ casional village youths who sauntered up the path presumably on courtship bent. r Rev. John Hapgood—a man who ruled himself and all about him with a rod of rigid old-school orthodoxy- died when the twins were twenty; and the frail little woman who, as his wife,- had for thirty years lived and moved solely because he expected breath and motion of her, followed soon In his footsteps. And then the twins were left alone in the great square house on the hill. Miss Tabltha and Miss Rachel were not the only children of the family. There had been a son—the first born, and four years their senior. The headstrong boy and the Iron rule had clashed, and the boy, when sixteen years old, had fled, leaving no trace behind him. If Rev. John Hapgood grieved for his wayward son the members of hia household knew It not, save as they nyght place their own constructions on the added sternness to his eyea and the deepening lines about hla mouth. “ Paul,” when It designated the graceless runaway, was a forbid- den word in the family, Years had since passed—years of peaceful mornings and placid after­ noons, and Paul had never appeared, On the 10th of June, their thirty- fifth birthday, the place never had looked so lovely. A small table laid with spotless linen and gleaming sil­ ver stood beneath the largest apple tree, Rachel came out of the house and sniffed the air joyfully. “Delicious!\ she murmured. “ Some­ how, the 10th of June Is specially fine every year.” In careful, uplifted hands she bore a round frosted cake, always the chief treasure of the birthday feast. The cake was covered with the tioy col­ ored candles so dear to the heart of a child. Miss Rachel always bought those candies at the village store, with the apology: “I want them for Tabltha’s birthday cake, you know. She thinks so much of pretty things.” Tabltha invariably made the cake . and iced it, and as she dropped the bits of colored sugar into place she would explain to Huldy, who occasion­ ally “helped\ In the kitchen: “I wouldn't miss the candy for the world—my sister thinks so much of It!” So each deceived herself with this pleasant bit of fiction, and yet had what she herself most wanted. Rachel ctirefully placed the cake In the center of the table, feasted her eyes on its toothsome loveliness, then turned and hurried back to the house. The door had scarcely shut behind her when a small, ragged urchin darted in at the street gate, snatched the cake, and, at a sudden sound from the house, dashed out of sight behind a shrub close by. The sound that had frightened the boy was the tapping of the heels of Miss Tabitha’s shoes along the back porch. The lady descended the steps, crossed tne lawn and placed a saucer of pickles and a plate of dainty sand­ wiches on the table. “ Why, I thought Rachel brought the cake,\ she said aloud. “It must be In the house; there's other things to get, anyway. I'll .go back.\ Again the click of the door brought the small boy close to the table. Fill­ ing both hands with sandwiches, he slipped behind the shrub Just as the ladies came out of the house together. Rachel carried a small tray laden with sauce and tarts; Tabltha, one with water and steaming tea. As they neared the table each almost dropped her burden. “ Why, where's my cake?\ “And my sandwiches?” “ It’s burglars—robbers!” Rachel looked furtively over her shoulder. “And all your lovely cake!” almost sobbed Tabltha. “It—it was yours, too,” said the other with a catch in her voice. “ Oh, dear! What can have happened to It?\ The sisters had long ago set their trays upon the ground and were now wringing their hands helplessly. Sud­ denly a small figure appeared before them holding out four sadly crushed sandwiches and half of a crumbled cake. “ I’m sorry—awful sorry! I didn’t think—I was po hungry. I’m afraid there ain’t very much left,” he added, with rueful eyes on the sandwiches. “ No, I should say not!\ vouchsafed Rachel, her voice firm now that the size of the “burglar” was declared. Tabltha only gasped. The small boy placed the food upon the empty plates, and Rachel's lips twitched as she saw that he clumsily tried to arrange It In an orderly fashion. “There, ma’am—that looks pretty. good!” he finally announced with . some pride. Tabltha made an Involuntary ges­ ture of aversion. Rachel laughed out­ right ; then her face grew suddenly stern. “B o y r what do you mean by such actions?\ she demanded. His eyes fell and his cheeks showed red through the tan. “I was hungry.” “But didn’t you know It was steal­ ing?\ she asked, her face softening. “I didn’t stop to think—It looked so good I couldn’t help takln* It.” He dug his bare toes In the grass for a moment in silence, then he raised hie head with a Jerk and stood squarely on both feet. “I hain’t got any money, but I'll work to pay for It—bringing wood In or somethin’.” \The dear child I” murmured two voices softly. “I’ve got to find my folks, sometime, but I’ll do the work first. Mebbe an hour’ll pay for It—'most 1\—He looked hopefully Into Miss Rachel’s face. “ Who are your folks?” she asked huskily. By way of answer he handed out n soiled, crumpled envelope for her in­ spection, on whlche was written, “Rev. John Hapgood.\ “Why—It’s father!” “ What I” exclaimed Tabltha. H e^ sister tore the note open with shaking fingers. “It's from—Paul!” she breathed, hesitating a conscientious moment over the name. Then she turned her startled eyes on the boy, who was re­ garding her with lively Interest. \Do I belong to you?” he asked anx­ iously. “I—I d<5n’t know. Who are you—- what’s your name?” “Ralph Hapgood.” Tabltha had caught up the note and was devouring It with swift-moving eyes. “ It's Paul's boy, Rachel,\ she broke In; “only think of It—Paul’s boy I” and she dropped the bit of paper and enveloped the lad In a fond but tear­ ful embrace. He squirmed uneasily. ‘Tin sorry 1 eat up my own folks* things.\ I’ll go to work any time,” he suggested, trying to draw away, and wiping _a _tear splash from the a iMiftTmeT 1177W, Tf’JfnF this oneT Can I tempt you to part with it?\ \Indeed no 1” began Rachel almost fiercely. Then her voice sank to a whisper; “ I—I don’t think you could.” “ But, sister,\ interposed Tahltlm, her face alight, \you know you said— \That Is, there are circumstances—per­ haps he would—p-pay enough—\ Her voice stumbled over the hntetl word, then stopped, while her face burned scarlet. “Pay !—no human mortal could pay for this house!\ flashed Rachel indig­ nantly. Then she turned to Hazelton, her slight form drawn to its*greatest height, and her hands crushing the flowers she held till the brittle stems snapped, releasing a fluttering shower of scarlet and gold. “Mr. Hazelton, to carry out certain wishes very near to our hearts, we need money. We mother was long since dead, and his ' will show you the place, and—and we father had written on his dying bed will consider your offer,\ she finished the letter that commended the boy— so soon to be orphaned—to the pity and care of his grandparents. The sisters trembled and changed color at the story of the boy’s hardships on the way to Falrtown; That evening when the boy was safe In bed — clean, full-stomached, and sleepily content, the sisters talked it over. Rev. John Hapgood, in his will, had cut off his recreant son with the proverbial shilling, so, by law, there was little coming to Ralph. This, how­ ever, the sisters overlooked in calm disdain. “ We must keep him anyhow,” said RAchel with decision. ♦ “Yes, Indeed—the dear child. “ He's twelve, for all he’s so small, but he hasn’t had much schooling. We must see to that—we want him well educated,\ continued Rachel, a pink | !chel* longing for the man to go. spot showing In either cheek. “Indeed we do—we’ll send him to college! I wonder, now, wouldn’t he like to be a doctor?\ “ Perhaps,” admitted the other cau­ tiously, “or a minister.\ “ Sure enough—he might like that faintly. In the end, Hazelton's offer was so fabulously enormous to their unwilling ears that their conscience forbade them to refuse it. i “I'll have the necessary papers ready ■hftT TiftTiTEWietra letter to m ss nacnei. “ I stepped Into the office and got your mall,\ he said genially. “Thank you,” replied the lady, trying to smile. “ It's from Ralph\—handing it over for her sister to read. Both the ladles were In somber black; a ribbon or a brooch seemed | out of place to them that day. Tabltha broke the seal of the letter, and re­ tired to the light of the window to. rend It. The papers were spread on the table, ami the pen was in Rachel's hand when a scream from Tabltha shattered the oppressive silence of the room. “ Stop—stop—oh, stop!\ she cried, rushing to her sister and snatching the pen from-her fingers. “We don't have to—see—read !”—pointing to the post­ script written in a round boyish hand. Oh, I say I've got a surprise for you. You think I’ve been fishing an* loafing ail summer, hut I've been working for the hotels here the whole time. I've got a fine start on my money for college, and I've got a chance to work for my board all this year by helping Professor Heaton. I met him here this summer, and he's the right sort—every time. I’ve Intended all BETTEn TO BE FOREHANDED Few Advance Who Allow Themselves to Become Addicted to the Habit of DilatviinevS. We probably all know people who seem to be, as they express it, “al­ ways In a rush,\ yet who are always Just u little late. They find apparently almost a pleusumble excirement In putting off till the last moment the per­ formance of necessary tusks and then executing them under high pressure. MRS. G. W. HALL SICK FOREARS Y Wants Women to Know How She Was Made Well by Lydia E. Pink* ham’s Vegetable Compound ...... ...... D ------ - ............ Lima, Ohio.—“ Indeed, your medicine No doubt there is something stimulat- , ali you aay lt 18 » 1 had very severe lug In having to am,n.-.liHl, certain re- S suits within a given time, but a good IMMIU^^™ Mllllim -- - * ” . . . . . . .. , _ | along to help myself a bit when it came .to sign In a few days, said the lawyer • college racket, but I didn’t mean las the two gentlemon turned to go. I to tell you until I knew I could do It. And Hazelton added: “If at any time ! before that you change your minds and |: find you cannot give It up—Just let me know and It will be all right. Just ! think it over till then,\ he said kindly, jthe dumb woe In their eyes appealing to him as the loudest lamentations ; could not have done. “But if you don’t ! mind, I’d like to have an architect, who | Is In town just now, come up and look lt over with me,\ he finished. \Certainly sir, certainly,” said Ra- But It's a sure thing now. Bye-bye. I’ll be home next Saturday. Your aft. nephew, <• RALPH. Rachel had read this aloud, but her voice ended in a sob instead of In the boy’s name. Hazelton brushed the back of his hand across his eyes, and the lawyer looked Intently out the win­ dow. For a moment there was a si­ lence that could be felt, then Hazelton stepped to the table and fumbled nois­ ily with the papers. “Ladles, I withdraw my offer,” he many persons in allotting their time Beem to mistake the harassing for the stimulating. Every teacher knows that, if on a Tuesday he assigns a certain task to be completed by the following Tues­ day, a considerable percentage of the class will begin work upon it on Mon­ day evening. He knows too that there Is a very small fraction of the class could do no heavy work. 1 was sick for several years, and from reading your ads. I finally decided to take Lydia E. Pinkham's Vegeta­ ble Compound. I am now doing my own washing, which I haven’t done for sev­ eral years, and can who will set to work ,„,on It Immedl-! ately. He ean soon tell which of his etable Compound is fine, and 1 never pupils are the forehanded and which the dilatory workers. It may be that the forehanded workers will not al­ ways do the best work. Some of the dull pupils are sure to be among the forehanded ones; they have found that they have to he. In order to keep up at all; and often among the dilatory pupils there are the brightest minds. But if not overcome, the habit of dila- torlness will eventually slow up a nat­ urally bright and active mind, and the habit of forehandedness. If maintained, will often quicken a dull one.—Youth’s Companion. i«« t and fill in that little hollow; clear away all those rubbishly posies, and in the summer-house, and the first she knew of their presence was the sound of talking outside. “You'll want to grade it down better; I’m going to ask him!\ and |( there,” she heard a strange voice say, she sprang to her feet and tripped across the room to the parlor-bedroom door. “Ralph,\ she called softly, after turning the knob, “are you asleep?” \Huh? N-no, ma’am.\ The voice nearly gave the lie to the words. “ Well, dear, we were wondering— would you rather be a minister or a t doctor?” she asked, much as though she were offering for choice a peach and a pear. “ A doctor!’’ came emphatically from out of the dark—there was no sleep in the voice now. “I’ve always wanted to be a doctor.\ “You shall, oh, you shall!\ promised the woman ecstatically, going back to her sister; and from that time all their lives were ordered with that one end in view. The Hapgood twins were far from wealthy. They owned the homestead, but their Income was small, and the added mouth to fill—and that a hungry one—counted. As the years passed. Huldy came less and less frequently to help in the kitchen, and the sisters’ gowns grew more and more\ rusty and darned. Ralph, boylike, noticed nothing—In­ deed half the year he was away at school; but as the time drew near for the college course and its attendant expenses, the sisters were sadly troubled. \W e might sell.\ suggested Tabltha, a little choke In her voice. Rachel started. Mr. Hazelton appeared the next morning with two m en-an architect I announced. ..j can,t afford t0 b h, to.nl S_CaPe.. g^ dener; house— I can't possibly afford I t - l f s MALE GROUSE NOISY WOOERS forget to say a good word for it to other women when they say they need some­ thing.”— Mrs. G. W. H all , 639 Hazel Avenue, Lima, Ohio. There are many women who find their household duties almost unbearable ow­ ing to some weakness or derangement. The trouble may be slight, yet cause euch annoving symptoms as dragging pains, weakness and a run-down feeling. Lydia E. Pinkham’s Vegetable Com­ pound is a splendid medicine for such conditions. It has in many cases relieved those symptoms by removing the cause of them. Mrs. Hall’s experience is but one of many. too expensive.\ And without another word he left the room, motioning the lawyer to follow. The sisters looked into each other's eyes and drew a long, sobbing breath. “Rachel, is It true?\ Oh, Tabltha 1 Let’s go out under “Like finding it.\ That's what a lot of our Christmas Club members told us when we paid out the Club just matured. You are invited to join now. Make Much Commotion When Sound- .Citizens Bank, Penn Yan. ing Their Love Calls During t.ie Mating Season. Like finding it.” Thats what a lot of our Christmas Club members told us when we paid out the Club just matured. You axe invited to join now. Citizens Bank, Penn Yan. And hand in hand they went. Valuable Cut. A conservative old lady was ones discussing with her son-in-law the what seemed to her curious fact that a certain Mr. Ketchum had been able to effect on entrance Into the homes of the fashionable aet. “In my day,\ said the old lady, “a man with his table manners would not have been considered a desirable addition to any dinner company. Why, he has no idea how to use his knife and fork!\ • “No-o,\ said the young man. slowly, “that’s perfectly true; but his ability to cut coupons Is such that they over­ look his awkwardness with steak, fish and game.”—Philadelphia Ledger “Why, sister!—sell? Oh, no, we couldn’t do that!” she shuddered. “But what can we do?” “Do?—why lots of things!\ Rachel’s lips came together with a snap. “It’s coming berry time, and there's our chickens, and the garden did beauti­ fully last year. Then there’s your lace work and my knitting — they bring something. Sell? Oh—we couldn’t do that 1\ But as the days and weeks flew by and September drew nearer, Rachel's courage failed her. Berries had been scarce, the chickens had died, the gar­ den had suffered from drought, and but for their lace and knitting work, their Income would have dwindled to a j pitiful sum Indeed. Ralph had been gone all summer; he had asked to go camping and fishing with some of his school friends. He was expected home a week before the college opened, however. Tabltha grew more and more rest­ less every day. Finally she spoke. nmss your flowering shrubs In the the ,e tree9 and leV^ j u St kn0w background Those roses are no par-, that we are there tlcular good, I fancy; well move such as are worth anything, and make a rose-bed on the south side—we’ll talk over the varieties you want, later. Of course these apple trees and those lilacs will be cut down, and the sum­ mer-house will be out of the way. You’ll be surprised—a few changes will do wonders, and—\ He stopped abruptly. A woman, tall, flushed, and angry-eyed stood before him In the path. She opened her lips, but no sound came—Mr. Hazelton was lifting his hat. The flush faded, and her eyes closed as though to shut out 1 some painful sight; then she bowed her head with a proud gesture, and sped along the way to the house. Once inside, she threw herself, sob-; bing, upon the bed. Tabltha found her there an hour later. “You poor dear—they’ve gone now,\ she comforted. Rachel raised her head. “They’re going to cut down every­ thing—every single thing I” she gasped. “I know it,” choked Tabltha, “and they're going to tear out lots of doors inside, and build In windows and things. Oh, Rachel—what shall we do?\ “Do? Why, w ell stand It, of course. We just mustn’t mind if he turns the house Into a hotel and the yard Into a—a pasture!” she said hysterically. “We must just think of Ralph and of his being a doctor. Come, let’s go to the village and see If we can rent that tenement of old Mrs. Goddard’s.\ With a long sigh and a smothered sob, Tabltha went to get her hat. Mrs. Goddard greeted the sisters ef­ fusively, and displayed her bits o f rooms and the tiny square of yard with’ the plainly expressed wish that the! place might be their home. The twins said little, but their eyes were troubled. They left with the* promise to think it over and let Mrs/ Goddard know. “I didn’t suppose rooms could be so: little,” whispered Tabltha, as they; closed the gate behind them, “We couldn’t grow as much as a sun-, flower In that yard,” faltered Rachel.; '•Well, anyhow, we could have house-' plants 1” Tabltha tried to speak cheer- fully. i “Indeed we could I” agreed Rachel, Male grouse are noisy wooers. Their peculiar love calls, which during the mating season may be heard ringing through the woods and over the prairie lands, take the place of the mating song of singing birds. They are dull, booming sounds, variously produced. Some species have a most extraor­ dinary wing power, and by rapidly beating the air or their breast feath­ ers, produce a sound that may be heard a mile or more. Other species are provided with an air sac or loose skin which acts as a sort of bagpipe, for the bird inflates it to an amazing size; then, with a jerking of the head, he forces the air from it with a hollow “boom, boom, boom,\ which draws the female birds of their kind. These love “songs” are accompanied by much strutting about and spreading of feathers; and many fights among the cocks. HUMPHREYS 9 »» Gift of a Tightwad. Jeff Doakes was known far and wide for his economical habits, and gloried in them. . “I'll bet, Jeffy\ remarked an ac­ quaintance, “that you didn’t even spend money to buy your wife a birth* day present this year.” “Well, yes,” admitted Doakes re­ gretfully. “I weakened a little when her birthday come around. I went and spent $2 puttin’ an ad in the pa­ per that she takes In sewin.’ ”—Amer­ ican Legion Weekly. Training Her Ear. Signor Tonsilini—Your daughter has an impossible voice. Why do you wish me to teach her? Mr. Longsuffer—I want her to learn what a horrible voice she has so she’ll quit trying to sing. Haiti's Coffee Fields. That the coffee plant will continue to thrive under most adverse condi­ tions Is amply illustrated in Haiti where. It is said, no coffee has been planted since the French colonists were dispossessed of their planta­ tions 120 years ago. The natives have merely profited from the rich farm heritage seized from their em­ ployers and rulers, and lacking even rudimentary care and cultivation, the coffee fields have lost their original productivity and have become over­ spread with thickets and weeds. To­ day there are scarcely any clearly de­ fined coffee fields, the plants being al­ lowed to grow wild and to become mixed with rank growths of every sort Notwithstanding this neglect coffee Is by far the most valuable product of Haiti’s commerce. The bulk of the yield goes to France. Add­ ed to neglect of the .plants, the Haitian coffee “raiser\ injures Ms plants by tearing off branches with the pods, and thus diminishes produc­ tivity. D o c t o r 's B o o k on the treat­ m e n t o f “ E v e ry living thing w i t h H u m p h r e y s ’ Rem edies, m a iled free. PARTIAL LIST OF REMEDIES Ms. FOR !• Fevers, Congestions, Inflammations 2 . W orm s, Worm Fever 3 . C o lic, Crying. Wakefnlness o f Infants 4 . Diarrhea o f Children and adults 7* Coutfbs, Colds. Bronchitis 8 - Toothache, Faceache, Neuralgia 8 . Headache, Sick Headache. Vertigo l O . Dyspepsla.lndigestion Weak Stomach 1 3 . C r o u p , Hoarse Cough, Laryngitis 1 5 . Rheumatism, Lumbago 1 6 . Fever and A ju e , Malaria 1 7 . Piles, Blind. Bleeding 1 9 . Catarrh, Influenza, Cold In Head 2 0 . W h ooplntf Coutfh 2 7 . D isorders o f the Kidneys . 3 0 . Urinary Incontinence 3 4 . Sore Throat, Quinsy 7 7 . G rip, Grippe, La Grippe 4 0 # Induces R e p o s e and Natural Refreshing Sleep For sale by druggists everywhere. HUMPHREYS’ HOMKO. MEDICINE CO.. Comer William and Aim Streets, New York. \Rachel we'll have to sell-there j ? e,D/ to her sister's height: isn't any other way. It would bring a lot,” she continued hurriedly, before her sister could speak, “and we could find some pretty rooms somewhere. It wouldn't be so very dreadful I\ \Don’t Tabltha! Seems as though I couldn't bear even to speak of It. Of course, If I had an offer—a good big one—that would be qquite anoth­ er thing; but there's no hope of that.” Rachel's lips said “hope,\ but her heart said “ danger,” and the latter was what she really meant. Sh'e did not know that but two hours before a stranger had said to a Falrtown law­ yer: “I want a summer home In this local* lty. You don't happen to know of a good old treasure of a homestead for sale, do you?” “I do not,” replied the lawyer. “There’s a place on the edge of the vil­ lage that would be just the ticket, but cheaper to heat than big ones.” And there the matter ended for the time being. Mr. Hazelton and the lawyer with the necessary papers appeared a few days later. As the lawyer took off his **l advise every woman that goffer* with kidney trouble to try .Foley Kidney Pill*” Mia. Browner, o f Cleveland, Ohio. •*1 ean thank Foley Kidney Pda that I feel better, much stronger than In 25 yearn.” John F. Brooks. Omaha, Neb. When suffering from Backache, Rheumatism, Back, Kidneys or Bladder, \\FOLEY KIDNEY MliS T o n ic in A ction Uncle Ab says: Money may be the root of all evil, but it is also the basis of a satisfying farm life. Quick to Give Good Results GET IT AT BORDWELL'S ♦ . X V •V. . m t / i m «3 ^ IS YOUR KITCHEN A MODERN WORKSHOP? You can make it one with a “ Where's My Cake?'' “ And My Sandwiches?'' I don’t suppose it could be bought for love or money.\ \Where is it?\ asked the man ea­ gerly. “You never know what money can do—to say nothing of love—till you try.” The lawyer chuckled softly. “It’s the Hapgood place. I’ll drive you over tomorrow. It’s owned by two old maids, and they worship every stick and stone and blade of grass that belongs to it. However, I happen to know that cash Is rather scarce with them—and there’s ample chance for love, It the money falls,” he added, with a twitching of his lips. When the two men drove into the yard that August morning, the Hap­ good twins were picking nasturtiums, and the flaming yellows and scarlets lighted up tlielr somber gowns, undi made patches of brilliant color against the gray house. “By Jove, It’s a picture!\ exclaimed the would-be purchaser. The lawyer smiled and sprang to the ground. Introductions quickly fol­ lowed, then he cleared his throat In some embarrassment. “Ahem l I’ve brought Mr. Hazelton up here, ladles, because he was Inter­ ested in your beautiful place.\ Miss Rachel smiled—the smile of proud possession; then something with­ in seemed to tighten, and she caught her breath sharply. “ It Is fine!” murmured Hazelton; “and the view Is grand!” he continued, his eyes on the distant hills. Then he turned abruptly. “ Ladles, I believe in coming straight to the point. _Lwant McDOUGALL KITCHEN CABINET IT SAVES l w Labor SPECIAL FEATURES The enow white “Porceliron\ top that will not chip or break. The automatic Jrop curtain front. All utensils and cooking materials within arms reach. A place for everything. Sold exclusively by \T^ochalcr's Home Store M a m m o t h <•- [A ssortm ents ?: 78 S t a t e S t ., R ochester .N.Y. w e F urnish H omes C omplete : “ Indian Kettles.\ The beautifully rounded and smoothed pot holes which abound along the rocky shores of Lake George, and which, geologists say, were formed by the boring action of hard bowlders driven round and round in water eddies when the glaciers that once covered the Adirondack region were melting away, are called by the country people “Indian kettles.\ They think that the Indians hollowed out these holes, which vary from a foot to several feet in diameter and depth, to cook soup In. The heat, they assert, was produced by dropping red-hot stones Into the holes. While the In­ dians did not make the holes, it Is not Impossible that they may occasion­ ally have utilized them in the way de­ scribed. 'T h e B e s t H a b it You Can Form Js to R e a d a G O O D 9 le u tip a p € / G e t t h e tiEtnocrai®* (Chronicle a f W $ aP( f <4 9 9 / l o / n o i ^ a n d j i i n t / a y T Not Disqualified. It Is wonderful what good reason men have for not serving on juries, but a bright Judge Is generally equal to the occasion. In one court an Italian asked to be excused from Jury duty. “ Why?” asked the Judge. “Well, your honor, I don’t under­ stand good English.\ “Oh, you will do,” replied the Judge. “ You won’t hear much good English here, anyhow.\—Milwaukee Sentinel. LEGAL NOTICES. A Disputed Passage. Some years ago Longfellow, the poet and Fields, the publisher, were on a walking tour, when, to their surprise, an angry bull stood in the pathway, exldently Intending to demolish them both. “I think,\ said Fields, “that it will be prudent to give this reviewer a wide margin.\ “ Yes,\ replied the poet, “it appears to be a disputed passage.” SAVED BY INTELLIGENT DOQ Notice to Creditors. Pursuant to an order of Hon. Gti- bert H. Baker, Surrogate of the Coun­ ty of Yates, notice is hereby given* according to law, to all persons hav^ ing claims against James W . Taylor, late of the town of Benton, County of Yates, State of New York, deceased, to present the same, with vouchers thereof, to the undersigned, as execu­ tor of said deceased, at her residence in the town of Benton, Yates county. N. Y ., on or before the 25th day of January, 1923. Dated, July 20, 1922. HARRIET L. TAYLOR, Executrix, Penn Yan, R. D. 9, N. Y. How Animal In Australia Brought R lief to Helpless Man Severely Injured In Accident |Net Contents ISPluid D j • M) .i L’ For Infants and Children. Mothers Know That Genuine Castoria y ALCOHOL ” 3 PER CENT. AVc^etablc frepmtionfarAs simitotin^UicFood toy Regula- tin^lhe Stomachs and Bowels of I n f a n t s / C hildren 3 1. I y l VIL L V 1 nil?- 1 Thereby Promoting Diiesti Cheerfulness and Rest Conta neither Opium, Morphine m Mineral. N o t N a r c o tic fPtmpknSmi JtTHUI AocAtUt StOe AtUteXuftti MCmrbmato Soi* Jform Stitd CHuifbd Sugar fhrttr * i -m -11 m—- A helpful Remedy Bar Constipation and Diarrhoea, and Feverishness and L o s s o f S leep resulting mcrcfrom-inlirfhnsy. c B5SM Facsimile Sidnatureot A remarkable instance of Intelll. gence in a dog, leading to the relief of an injured man, is reported from the neighborhood of Grafton, Australia. Riding a horse ten miles from home in a lonely spot, a man had his thigh broken by the horse stumbling, falling and then rolling on him. The horse regained its feet and gal* lpped away, leaving its master on the ground in great agony. His only hope was his dog, which ran around 1i¥ a state of great excitement, evidently aware of the gravity of the accident. The Injured man thought out a scheme for making his whereabouts known. Calling the dog to him he tied Ills coat round It and ordered lt to go home. At first It did not realize what the plan was, but suddenly It understood and raced away, and In two hours returned, guiding a rescue party of the sufferer's relatives. Shall we say that the dog had no thought In understanding and carryt Ing out this complicated process of re­ lief? NOTICE TO CREDITORS. Pursuant to an Order of Hon. GU* bert H. Baker, Surrogate of the County of Yates, Notice is hereby given ac­ cording to law, to all persons having claims against Estella M. Stivers, late of the town of Potter, County o f Yate* State of New York, deceased, to pre* sent the same, with the vouchers thereof, to the undersigned, Lora Way* and and Flora Hall, as executors of •aid deceased, at the residence of Lora Wayand, in the town of Potter, (Penn Yan, R. D. 7) N. Y., on or before the 12th day of April, 1923. Dated, October 2, 1922. LORA WAYAND, FLORA HALL, Executors. Penn Yan, N. Y., R. D. 7« HUSON & HYLAND, Attorneys for Executors, Penn Yan, N. Y. NOTICE TO CREDITORS. Pursuant to an order of Hon. Gilbert H. Baker, Surrogate of the County of Yates, Notice la nereby given, accord* Ing to law, to all persons having claims against Mary Maloney, late of the town of Milo, County of Yates, State of New York, deceased, to present the same, with the vouchers thereof, to the undersigned. Hugh G. Little, as admin* lstrator, of said deceased at the office of Spencer F. Lincoln, Baldwins Bank Bldg,, Penn Yan, N. Y., on or before the 26th day of January, 1928. Dated. July 20, 1922. HUGH G. LITTLE, Administrator, _ Prairie City, Iowa, SPENCER F. LINCOLN, Attorney for Administrator, Baldwins Bank Bldg,, Penn Yan. N. Y. lull Tne C entaur G ompank N E W YO R K . LV I i» Exact Lopy of Wrapper, T H E C E N T A U R C O M P A N Y . N E W YO R K C I T Y . Honey and Honey Plants. It Is reported that the honey crop of the United States approximates 250,000,000 pounds. It may be pointed out in this connection that as the nectar of flowers does not become honey until It Is worked over and part­ ly evaporated by the bees, these In­ sects must move fully 150,000 tons of material during the season to makl the honey crop, not including the honey consumed by the bees them­ selves. About half of this honey Is produced from the nectar of white clover. Next In Importance comes alfalfa, followed closely by sweet clover. These are all leguminous plants, as is logwood, which produces much honey in the tropics. Among the few plants yielding a honey that can be recognised are cot­ ton, basswood, tulip tree, buckwheat, goldenrod and mountain sage.—Wa»l» tugton Star, „ SUPREME COURT—YATES COUNTY. Lule E. Travis, Plaintiff, vs. Albert Travis, Defendant. Action for Abso­ lute Divorce. To the Above Named Defendant: You Are Hereby Summoned to ans­ wer the complaint in this action, and to serve a copy of your answer, or if the complaint is not served with this summons, to serve a notice of appear­ ance on the plaintiff's attorney within twenty days after the service of this summons exclusive of the day of ser­ vice. In case of your failure to appear or answer, judgment will be taken against you by default for the relief demanded in the complaint. Trial to be held in the County of Yates. Dated at Penn Yan, N. Y., December 19th, 1922. SPENCER F. LINCOLN, Attorney for Plaintiff, Office and P. O. Address, Penn Yan, N.Y. To Albert Travis, Defendant. The foregoing Summons is served upon you by publication, pursuant to an order of Hon. Gilbert H. Baker, Yates County Judge, dated December 29th, 1922, and filed with the complaint In the office of the Clerk of the Coun~ ty of Yates, at Penn Yan, N. Y. Dated December 29th. 1922. SPENCER F. LINCOLN, t m 1

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