The Independent. (Cashion, Okla.), Vol. 14, No. 12, Ed. 1 Thursday, July 28, 1921 Page: 2 of 8
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Mrs. Wilson's Letter Should
Be Read by All Women
Clearfield. Pa.—"After my list child
wii Lorn last S«1 iber I n unabl i
• d all of i own
< rk. I hid sever©
pains in my left side
r ym :<th and had
Copyright All Rigfii fteserfed 'Kv« j
Au<H or of
The Cbw RmcherTEtc.
Irw in iHycrx
CHAPTER IX -Continu
"He'll do It «N rtghr, if he seee
somethin' worth while. Buf Harris 's
no spring chicken, an' you'll hav# t*
show him mimethin' t* his Ukin' before
he loo Kens up."
"I don't care whether he loosens up
or not." said Gardiner. "All I care la
that he firings the Money, ami bring*
It in hills. No checks, mind you. Get
him out here with the cash on him,
i I'll do the loosening up, if it
rnes to that."
Uiles was somewhat alarmed nr the
ster turn of rlie conv< rsution. He
d no eompunetion about getting the
Iter df his old m .liltor, the man
10 had entrusted him with the dls-
TOLD BY DSDSON
Says You Cannot Gripe, Sicken, or Salivate Yourself If
You Take "Dodson's Liver Tone" Instead
it a trial. I hav 1
did, for r
all of my work. I tell my fri< nda wh<
they ask me what f • Ipea n
think it must Ik? a grand mcii. iae. Ar
It la. You can u
UMidlfyouwi h.M Mrs. HabsyA.
WILSON, R. V. D. 5, Clear fie M, I'a.
The experience and te 'in: ; , of such
women as Mi s. Wilson prove beyond 1
doubt that LydU EL Pinkham'i Vege-
table Compound will correct such trou-
ble® by removing the cause and restor-
ing the svstem to 1 healthy normal con-
dition. When mi h
tB backaches, bearing-down pains, dis-
placements, nervousness and "the
blues"! woman cannot act too promptly
In trying Lydfa E. Pinkham'i vegetable
Compound if she values her future com-
fort and happiness.
Somewhat Important Point
The citieinn producer was giving his
Ann I Instructions for the production
of Perl nineteen "i "The Adventures
"Mr. Daring," he addn
curly-haired hero, "for r a
hut I can pay my u
k t' I'lainvllle when
"Don't get hot," said
unshaken composure. '
to put you wise to >
make any difference
spend your whole life s
your life—spend It anv
doii't know any
poses 1 have I
this act. The anirna
for five hundred fi
Mr. During Intern
Ave hundred feet?"
"Yes," replied the
more than that. I
The hero nodded d
understand; hut- . ■
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and in perfect
in the laundry
Nothing else will
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When the body begins to stiffen
and movement becomes painful it
is usually an indication that the
kidneys are out of order. Keep
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Batonlo. tlipn app.nito ,n,i -ir.n-ih
come hn.k Ami „.,ler
miwrlei disappear when the ■tomach
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'"digestion and other stom-
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Ootleura Soap it the favorite for ufatyraxoraha.in«
W. N. U , Oklahoma City, No. 30-1921
Hut It's only men wh
better that go on t<
ltdays. It's a lot easier
Ing out of farmers than
"Well, p'r'nps ho. but that's more I11
your line. 1 never "
"That's Just what I say—you never
learn. Now look at me. I ain't wear-
ing my Inst stilt, nor spending my last
dollar, either, and I haven't done what
you'd call a day's work since I came
west. There's other things so much
easier to do."
"Oh, lots of thins*. Remittance
men, for Instance. These woods are
full of them Chaps that never could
track straight In the old ruts, and
were sent out here where there aren't
any ruts at all. They're not a bad
bunch; brought up like gentlemen,
most of 'em; play the piano and talk
In three or four languages, and all that
kind of stuff, but they're simply dan-
gerous with money. So when it comes
to hand, in the public Interest they
have to be separated from It."
"Sounds Interestin',*' said Riles.
" 'Tls, too. especially when one of
'ein don't take to the treatment and
lays for you with a gun. But my
hnlr's all there. That's what comes of
wearing a tall hat."
"Tell me," said Riles, his face lit up
with Interest, "how d'ye do It?"
"'Twouldn't do you any good," said
Gardiner. "You've steered too many
plow handles to be very nimble with
your fingers. Hut there's often other
game to be picked up, If a man knows
where to look for It."
"Well, 1 wish I knew," Riles con-
fessed. "Not any thin' crooked, y'
know, but something like—well, some-
thing like you're doin'. I've worked
hard for ev'ry nickel I ever made, an'
I reckon If there's easy money goln'
I've a right t' get some of it."
i "Now you're beginning to wake up.
. Though, mind you, some of It isn't as
I easy as It looks. You've got to know
your business, Just like farming or
anything else. But you can general-
ly land something to live on, even If It
ain't a big stake. Take me now, for
Instance. 1 ain't doing anything that
a preacher mightn't do. Happened to
fall In with a fellow who owns a rrfnch
up the river here. Cleaned him empty
one night at cards—stood him up for
his last cent, and he kind o' took a
notion to me. Well, he's the son of a
duke or an earl, or some such thing,
I and not long ago the governor goes
and dies on him, leaving him a few
castles and bric-a-brac like that and
, some wagon loads of money. So he
; had to go home for the time being, and
as he wanted someone to run his
ranch, who should he think of but me.
Suppose he thought If I happened to
bet It at poker some night I wouldn't
1 lose ft, and that's some consideration.
! He's got l.(HH) acres or so of land up
J there, with a dozen cay uses on It, and
he gives me 25 pounds a month, with
i board and lodging and open credit at
the trading company, to see that It
doesn't walk away In his absence. Re-
sides that, I hire a man to do the
I work, and charge his wages up in the
expenses, tlot a good man, too—one
of those fellows who don't Know any
better than work for a living. By the
way. perhaps you know him—comes
from Plalnvllle part—Travers his
"Sure," said Riles. "He worked for
Harris, until they had a row and he
lit out. It kind o' balled Harris up,
too, although he'd never admit it. If
he'd Travers there it'd be easier for
him t' get a way now."
"Where's Harris going?"
"He ain't goln'; lie's com in'. Oomln'
Hit here In 11 few days after me. I'm
tils kind o' advance guard, spyin' out
"You don't say? Well, see and make
him come through with the expenses.
If 1 was traveling for Jack Harris 1
wouldn't be sleeping In a hen coop like
this. He's worth yards of money, ain't
"Oh, some, I guess, but perhaps not
bo much more'n his neighbors."
"Nothing personal, Riles. You've
got to get over that narrowness If
you're going to get Into the bigger
game I've been telling you about. I
don't care how much you're worth,—
how aiuch is Harris bringing with
"Couple of hundred dollars, likely,"
"1 wouldn't show my hand for that.
How much can he raise?"
"Well, supposln' he sold the old
"Now don't do any reckless suppos-
ing. Will he sell the farm?"
"Sure, he'll sell It If he sees some-
"Haw uiuch can he get for it7"
Hiding the ••:
his journey Riles was ear-
The unexpected meeting
with < I: • rdlner, the hitter's evident
prosperity, and his frank contempt for
men who made their living by labor,
the land now I had left a deep Impression upon Riles,
fo make a liv- He had nc/idea by what means Gardl-
>ut of farm- ner proposed that they should possess
themselves of Harris' money, and he
felt some doubt about any such at-
tempt being rewarded with success.
Nevertheless. Gardiner seemed to
think the matter a simple one enough,
and Gardiner's good clothes and good
cigars were evidence of his ability to
carry his plans into effect.
Riles breakfasted 11s soon as the
dining room was opened, eating his
meal hurriedly, as he always did. al-
beit the French fried potatoes, to
which he u:is unaccustomed, could be
poised on his knife only with consid-
erable effort. Then he sat down In an
arm chair 011 the shady side of the ho-
t♦■! to wait for Gardiner. He had sud-
denly lost his Interest in the free
lands which had been the purpose of
It was almost noon when Gardiner
appeared on the scene. "You don't
hurt you'self In the mornin's," was
' Don't heed toj' he answered cheeri-
ly. "Resides, I'd a long session after I
left you last night. No, no particulars
at present. I told you you had spoiled
your hands for that kind of work.
How d'ye like this air? Isn't that
something worth breathing?"
"Good enough," said Riles, "but I
didn't come out here for air."
"No, you came for land. I'm sur-
prised you're not out bouncing over
Won't Hold You t/ Anything You
Said Last Nig'it, Riles."
the prairie in a buckboard long before
Riles shot a quick glance at Gardi-
ner. But he was putting a cigar and
drinking In the warm sunshine with
"So I might o' been, but I thought
we kind o' made a date last night,
j didn't we?"
"Did we? Oh, yes; now I remember.
But I thought perhaps- you'd feel dif-
ferent about it In the morning A
man generally does. I won't hold you
to anything you <aid Inst night. Riles "
Riles « ould not re 1 aII that he had
said : nytliing that committed him In
any way. I tit Gardiner's tone Implied
that plainly enough.
"I ain't • hanged my mind," he said,
"but I don't know 's I said anything
blndin', did I? I thought we was go-
in' t' drive out t' your place t'day an'
talk things over."
"Well. I just didn't want you to lose
any time over me if you thought things
wouldn't work out," said Gardiner. "It
takes more nerve, you know, than hoe-
ing potatoes. But you're welcome to
the hospitality of the ranch. In any
case. I came in on horseback, so we'll
get 11 team at one of the stables and
In a short time they were on their
way. The road skirted the river,
threading Its way through the narrow
belt of cotton woods ami evergreens
that found footing in the moist soil of
"It's all right, Riles," Gardiner was
saying. "If you're prepared to stay
with the deal we can pull It through
—no doubt about that. That Is, If
Harris will sell his farm nnd come out
here with the cash In his Jeans. If he
won't do that, you better get busy on
your homestead proposition right
ou'd do any-
at wasn't right?" he
uildn't want t set mixed up
e, y' know."*
an that you think more of
•kin than you do or Harris* coin,
there's no accounting for t; es.
is for doing anything wrong—
you ought ' to know me better
that. It will all be clean and
hoard, and no violence if it ci
helped, but if Harris Is unfortunate
nobody's to blaine for that. Of course.
If you're afraid to Hike a sportsman's
chance for one-half of $40,000, call the
deal off. I've got lots of other fish to
"You don't understand," said Riles.
"I ain't a'seared, but I don't want t'
do nothln' that'll get us Into trouble.
Harris Is an old neighbor o' mine,
"I understand perfectly. You
wouldn't mind a piece of Harris' money
| served on a platter and wrapped In
tissue paper, but you want somebody
else to take the chances. Now, there
won't be any chances to speak of. but
what there are you take your share.
If that's a bargain It's a bargain, and
if It isn't we'll talk about the weather.
What d'you say?"
"It's a bargain," said Riles, "provid-
ed your plan'll work out."
"It's got to work out. It's like going
up in a balloon—If it doesn't work out
It's all off with the engineer. You got
to take the chance, Hiram, and then
make good on the chance."
Riles chewed vigorously at his to-
bacco. "Explain how you're goin' to
pull It off." he said, "an' then I'll tell
you yes or no."
"Not on your life," said Gardiner.
"I don't show my hand until I know
who's sitting across."
There was silence for one-half a
mile, while Riles turned the matter
over ln his mind. He was naturally a
coward, but he was equally a money-
grabber, and It was one instinct
against the other. Avarice won It. and
at length he extended his hand to Gar-
diner. "I'm In on anythln' you're In
on." he said/
"That sounds like It," said Gardiner,
with enthusiasm. "Now the whole
thing's simple as A B C, ami not half
as dangerous as running a traction en-
gine or breaking a broncho. It all
rests on getting him out here with the
money, and that's where you come in.
I don't mind telling you If It wasn't
for the help you can give there I'd
handle the job myself, and save divid-
ing the proceeds."
"Yes, that's the point, all right." said
Riles, somewhat dubiously. "How're
we goin' to' get him out here with all
"Think, Riles," said Gardiner, puff-
ing complacently at a fresh cigar.
Riles wrinkled his forehead and spat
copiously at the front hub, but the in-
spiration would not come. "I give it
up," he said at lust. "You'll have t'
plan It. an' I'll earry It out."
"That's what conies of hard work,
Hiram; you lose all your imagination.
Right now you haven't any more im-
agination than a cabbage. Now, 1
could suggest a dozen schemes to suit ;
the purpose if I bad to, but one will
do. Suppose this:
"These mountains up here are full
of coal—more coal than can be burnt ,
in a million years. It's a bad road in,
but once you get there you'll see It ly-
ing In seams, 10, 15, 20 feet thick,
and stretching right through the rocks
as far 11s you will like to follow It.
That coal's going to make a hunch of
millionaires some day. but not until
you can get at it with something big-
ger than a cayuse. But railroads come
fast in this country, and there's no
saying how soon a man might cash in
if he invested just now."
"You ain't goin' t' wait till a tail-
road comes, are you? We'll like
enough he dead by that time."
(TO BE CONTINUED.)
Cow Had Novel Ride.
Motorists of Willianisport, Pa.,
waiting at a railroad crossing for a
train to pass, found out the reason
why the pilot of a locomotive Is
called a cowcatcher. On that part of
the engine a middle-aged cow sat,
taking in the view, if not enjoying
the ride. When the motorists signaled
the engineer the train stopped and
the cow was assisted from her perch,
none the worse for her experience, ]
Where and how she was picked up
the train men did not know.
On Peruvian Railways.
The railways of central Peru spread
out In a Y. at the right-hand end of
which Is Huancayo, something more
than 200 miles from Lima. At every j
railroad station, old women crowd !
through the cars selling the favorite
nectar of the Incas, all purchasers
drinking from the same cup. and gen-
erally several from the same filling
Nearly every traveler has his own sup-
ply of a more potent native beverage.
Rraldlsm is au old name for hypno-
tism, derived from James Braid, who
Invented this species of uissmeritfm in
Calomel loses you a
ahat calomel is. It's
ill ver. Calomel is
•rashes Into sour bib
'ramping and slckenin
put Into •
ty! You know
bones and should never be
When you feel bilious, sluggish,
constipated and all knocked out and
•H ieve you need a do«e of dangerous
viiomel lust remember that your drag-
fist sells for a few cents a large hot-
*le of Dodson's Liver Tone, which Is
j entirely vegetable and pleasant te
'al e and Is a perfect substitute for
•'aloinel. It Is guaranteed to start your
Iver without stirring you up Inside,
j and can not salivate.
Don't t ie calomel! It can not be
trusted any more than a leopard or
a wild cat. Take Dodson's Liver Tone,
which straightens you right up an/
makes you feel fine. Give It to the
children because It is perfectly harm-
less and doesn't gripe.
Not Only For Chills, Fever and Malaria
BUT A FINE GENERAL TONIC
- U oat aold br faux d/oga^t. mtllm ArtLor Fatar a Co.. Lo«ltr111a Kj. -
Wages of sin are the same. What
a reform movement seeks is to pre-
vent you from working for them.
WOMEN KEED SWAMP-ROOT
Thousands of women have kidney and
bladder trouble and never suspect it.
Women's complaints often prove to be
nothing else but kidney trouble, or the
result of kidney or bladder disease.
if the kidneys are not in a healthy
condition, they may cause the other or-
gfus to become diseased.
I tin in the baek, headaehe, loss of am-
bition. nervousness, are often times symp-
toms of kidney trouble.
Don't delay starting treatment. Dr.
Kilmer's Swamp Root, a physician's pre-
scription. obtained at any drug store, may
be just the remedy needed to overcome
Get a medium or large size bottle im-
mediately from any drug store.
However, if you wish first to test this
great preparation send ten cents to Dr.
Kilmer & Co., Rinjzhamton, N. Y., for a
sample bottle. \\ hen writing be sure and
mention this paper.
The Advantage Was His.
"Janette, I'm afraid you are a vale
little wife. You gaze into your mlrroi
"You oughn't to blame me for that. 1
haven't your advantage."
"You can see my face without looto
lng Into a mirror."
Cuticura Soothes Itching Scalp
On retiring gently rub spots of dan-
druff and Itching with Cuticura Oint-
ment. Next morning shampoo with
Cuticura Soap and hot water. Make
them your everyday toilet preparations
and have u clear skiu and soft, white
Just an Interchange of Pleasantries
Between Two of the Industrious
(?) Colored Employees.
"Shake a nimble dog, colored uian,
an' clean them cylinders."
"Who? Me? Take yo' ease, boy, take
yo' ease. The' week's got seven days
Jus' like It always hud."
"I'll say It has; ond, 'co'dln' to you, 1
they's all Sundays."
"How come they Is? I'll testify I |
ain't seen you losln' no sleep 'roun'
this garage. Clean yo' own cylinders,
bo they's full o' carbon."
"Y'all wantn give me plenty o' space
hea'bouts this mo'nin', son; or else yo'
widder's goln to laff out loud every
time she sees a spanner like tliis-a
"< >n yo' way, mule face, on yo' way.
I seen yo' wife th' other day and, y'all
know what she says to me 'bout you? j
She says: 'Go's far as you've a mind
to wlf him; I'se jus' paid up the premi-
um on his life Insurance'"—Kansas
WHAT ST. PAUL REALLY SAID
Englishwoman Declares Men Have De-
liberately Twisted the Words of
the Great Apostle.
Men translated the Bible—and
twisted St. Paul's remarks about wom-
en to suit their own ideas. That is
divulged by Miss K. Raleigh to the
British Women's Freedom league.
The apostle's remarks about women,
she said, were badly twisted In trans-
lation, and It could be proved by the
removal of a few dots and commas,
that St. Paul did not: Forbid women
to preach; command them to obey
their husbands; Insist that forever and
aye, whatever the fashion of the coun-
try, they should wear hats ln church,
say that they should never wear jewel-
ry and line clothes.
"In the sentence. 'Women obey
your husbands,'" said Miss Raleigh,
"the correct translation of the word
'obey' Is 'be considerate to.' "
St. Paul Is rehabilitated.—Chicago
"John, you were talking In your
6leep last night."
"W-w what was I talking about?"
Only Passing Injury.
A bricklayer was working on a scaf-
fold. Suddenly a brick slipped from
his hand. Down through the uir It
whizzed, to alight mercilessly on the
head of his mate, who was working
The unfortunate man started danc-
ing about and groaning In agony.
The bricklayer stared down at him,
with something like contempt In his
"Come, come!" he called down at
last. "It can't have hurt as much as
that, man! Why, It wasn't on your
head half a second!"—Pittsburg Chron-
show you the way
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There's a Reason
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