Beaver Herald. (Beaver, Okla. Terr.), Vol. 11, No. 31, Ed. 1, Thursday, January 13, 1898 Page: 3 of 4
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A CASE IN EQUITY.
BY FRANCIS LYNDE.
Copyright 1895 by J D. Llpplncott Co.
Tlicrc mis n moping notac ns of a
iuihllly opened drnvvor. nnd the old mnn
spui.g to his foot nnd leveled a rcvol-
vit at Tlicmdykc. Ills eyes blnzcd.nnd
Ills xoice qulivered with excitement.
"By Uic 'Mighty 1 If ye don't get out
o' here "
Philip stood his ground lung enough
to nhow bin contempt for the urgil-
nicnt of force; then he turned his back
on the nngry nmii nnd ran up thuhtrecl
to cntch nu electric car for the new
courthouse. As soon ns he could And
a magistrate lie swore out a warrant
for l'lagmore's nrrebt nnd went liim-
Relf with the. deputy who was to serve
It. As n matter of coutsc they found
the office locked nnd empty ; nnd leav-
ing the otllccr to continue the search
for the notary l'htlip went back to the
.lohannisberg to prepare the papers hi
the suit ngnlnst the town company.
The constable had promised to report
in the eotir&c of the afternoon nnd
when evening came without any word
from him I'lilllp resolred to gn to the
jail nnd Kce if l'ragitiorc had been
caught. With the heedlessness which
goes hand In hand with triumphant
perseverance he left the forged deed
together with the unfinished papers
on the. writ instable In his room at
tin? hotel; nnd plck'nghls way through
the obstructed streets ho was soon in
the neighborhood of the courthouse.
Under the branches of 11 wuter-oalc nt
point where the l'ght from the elec-
tric lamps at the crossings made n
garish twilight lie stumbled over the
body of a man ly ing ncross the sde-
walk. Ucfore he could recover him-
self hu was piomptly gnrroted thrown
down nnd held by two footpads while
11 third rilled his pockets. The assault
v.ns well planned nnd deftly executed
and when his assailants had left him
Thorndyke was astonished to find that
they hnd taken none of his valuables.
Then it came to him like a midden
Btroke of illness that their object had
bfen to secure the foigcd deed nnd he
grew cold with dismay when he re-
membered where lie hnd left it. The
next moment he was racing madly
toward the hotel stumbling nnd fall-
ing over heaps of building material and
paving-stones and colliding blindly
with chance pedestrians who happened
to get in his way.
lie breathed freeJy again when he
reached his room and found that the
papers were undisturbed but the dis-
quieting experience taught him the
lesson of prudence which he might
otherwise hne gon6 wanting. Diitton-
ii.g the papers into an inside pocket of
his coat he went nut again taking can
to Keep in' the well-lighted nnd fre-
quented streets until he reached a hard
ware store wlicic lie coulel buy a re
viver. With the weapon in his pocket
he felt safer; nnd leaving Ilroadwnj
he once more turned his steps toward
the jail. Pragmore had not been
found; nnd after assuring himself that
u description of the missing notary had
been telegraphed to the neighboring
towns on the rallvvny Thorndy ho went
back to the hotel. Approaching the
building by a walk through the
grounds which leu nun iionentn tne
windows of bin own room In one of
the southern gables he wns surprised
to see thein brilllnntly l'ghtcd; nnd.
bolting up the stairway nt Uic end of
the corridor he was barely in time to
savo the Jolinnnisberg from destruc
tion. In his absence the room hnd
been thoroughly nnd ruthlessly ran
sacked nnd one of the gns jots wheth
er by accident or design he never knew
had been swung around against the
mosquito netting which wns blazing
nnd dropping a shower of small fire-
brands upon the white counterpane be
When he had put out the fue and
gathered up his scattered lwlongings.
i'hllip began to have a justcr apprecia-
tion of the desperate) character of the
men with whom he hnd to deal and
lid determined to tnke no more risks.
After hnvlng his loom changed he
telephoned to the stnlile for his horse
nnd rode out to the Duncan farm sleep-
ing that night In the attic bedroom
with the forged deed under his pillow.
ON THE MOUNTAIN.
Tha lev o.I rajs of the morning suu
vvtro shooting across the eastern
spur of John's mountain pour-
ing n noiseless volley of ladl-
nnee against the opposite din's
of the Hull and bridging the valley of
the Little ChivvasKcu with bands of yel-
low light that made the shadows blue
and cool by comparison. Up among the
topmost twigs of the tree the breeze
whibpered steadily with the sound like
the patter of gentle inin; but In the
depths of the forest where the path
from Duncan's to the plateau wound
upward through the tangled under-
growth the air was still and resonant
giving buck sharply the snarl of the
gravel nnd the rustle of dry leaves
under the feet of the two men who
climbed slowly toward the mountain-
top. Notwithstanding the approach of
autumn and the youth of the day the
heat 'was great enough to ninkt. the
steep ascent laborious and cxhuustlng;
and Thorndyke stopped nt the base of
the upper tier of cliffs while Duncan
went down on his hands and knees
to drink from a spring bubbling clear
and cold from the shelf of sandstone.
"I'm no dlsputin ycr eouiogc yu
understand that" he said ufler he had
slaked his thirst "Ye'rc a bonny fight
er Muster Thorndyke I maun say that
for y c but ye'll no w In w i' such a man
as Sarpless nt that gait."
"Xo I'm pretty well satisfied of that
now; though I still think there will be
more fighting than parleying in the
ease from the way they hate begun on
Philip had been giving his compan-
ion a succinct account of the cvcntit
of the previous day us they climbed
the mountain and Duncan had con-
sented to take charge of the deed until
it shoidd be needed.
"Ilaoyo made upyer mind what jc'U
"Not definitely. As I told you aw hlle
ago it depends Miry much upon what
Kilgrovv Bays. Yesterday I intended to
prosecute immediately in both the civil
anil criminal courts but I'm not so sure
now that that would be the proper thing
"Aye?" said Duncan seating lilm
self with his back against the cliff nnd
making an Inverted X of his sinewy
"Xo; to be frank about It I think
I lost my head when that deed turned
up. It was a foolish thing to go to
rregmoro the way 1 did. I might hao
known what would happen in case I
w nsn't able to score him."
"An can y no sue them yet?"
"Oh yes; but they know ns much as
I do now nnd they will be prepared
at all points. We can beat them In the
end but they can delay a settlement
Indefinitely. And I'm more afraid of
delay than of anything else."
"Yes. They hac all the resources of
the syndicate behind them while Ihnvo
nothing. They can go any amount
of ball on the crlmlnnl charge nnd
when wc get our verdict in chnnccry
tlicrc may lie nothing to recover from."
"Hut mnn there's the whole town
built on Johnnie Kcclgrow's land!"
"Yes it's there to-dny and It may be
there to-morrow; but it has grown up
like Jonah's gourd and it may be quite
Duncan nursed his chin rcflccthcly.
"Tint's just what Hobble Protheroe's
ny c hlntln nt. lie's n sharp lad is Rob-
bie." "Of course I don't know anything
about it" cont'nucd Thorndyke fol-
lowing his oven line of thought; "hut
other towns have flourished and failed
and Allncoochcc may or may not prove
to be an exception. Anyway I'd like
to get the thing settled while the press-
ure Is high. It will be easier to get
5C.OOO now than $10000 after the tide
begins to turn."
Duncan's jaw fell nnd he stnred nt
Philip In speechless nstonlshmcnt.
when he could find breath to put his
nmazcnient Into words. "Dh man man.
but ye'll be klllin' the goose outright:"
"Xo fenr of tint" laughed Philip
lising and taking the path again. "And
if they don't call oiT their desperadoes
it'll cost thsm more."
He spoke confidently but he w.is
troubled with many doubts and misgiv-
ings which poured In thickly upon the
heels of yesterday's overconfldcnec.
One insurmountable obstacle the second
thought hnd brought up to block the
way to a legal contest: the court would
require a henvy bond from the com-
plainant and who was to furnish lt
Kilgrovv hnd nothing and the loss of
his own fortune put it out of Thorn-
dyke's power to ofTcr sceui It y. Clearly
the thlngmnst be managed in someway
without n suit nnd Philip's perpleity
kept him silent while they were push-
ing through the woods on the plateau
toward the Pocket
When they came out upon the crag
from which Thorndyke had first looked
down into the narrow valley they saw
Kilgrovv working in the field below nnd
Duncan summoned him by a shrill
whistle. Thirty minutes later the old
mountaineer joined themon thcelliT.nnd
Duncan laid before him a plan which
Philip had outlined. It was a proposal
that thcyshouldtrytobring about n set-
tlement of the claim by moral suasion
before proceeding to extremities;
nnd Kilgrovv 's presence nt the confer-
ence would be necessary since he w ould
bnve to execute n quit-claim In caso
RharpleFS and Tench came to terms: As
Duncan had foretold the old man re-
fused positively nnd definitely: he
could not be persuaded to trust himself
in Allacoochee nnd all the assurances
of protection that Philip could give him
went for nothing.
"Then there is only one other thing
to do" said Philip when he had ex-
hausted his eloquence in the effort to
convince Kilgrovv that no harm should
come to him; "you'll have to give me
the power of attorney fo sign a deed for
jou. vMicre is the nearest notary out-
side of Allacoochee Mr. Duncan?"
Duncan caressed his stubbly chin nnd
considered. "There's auld Judge Onrry
down at Glenco" he suggested.
"How far is thnt from here?"
"It's ninir than a good saxteen miles
jound by the alley pike but Pin think-
in' it's no that far across the mountain.
Dow Is that Johnnie man?"
"I reckon hit ain't more'n ten mile
th'oo the gulch."
Thorndyke looked at hift vvntch. "Are
you good for the tramp Mr. Duncan?
Ill need n witness."
Duncan signified his willingness 10
go but It wns with great difficulty that
they persuaded the old mountaineer to
trust himself within hight of the rail-
way. When he finally yielded they
took up the line of march to the south-
ward with Kilgrovv lead'ng the way.
After threading the forest of the
plateau for throe hours or moie they
began to descend into n deep ravine
nnd Philip heard the murmur of run-
ning water long before they came in
sight of the swift stream gurgling
through a leafy tunnel nt the bottom of
thegorgc Theystoppcdntthc innrglnof
the brook while Thorndykn got n drink.
"Your mountain miles arc good
measuic Mr. Kilgrovv" ho said tak
ing out his watch again. "How much
farther Is it?"
The old man lifted his hat nnd
scratched his head reflectively with one
fiHger. "I reckon hit mought be 'bout
two sights nn' n horn-blow f'oin ycre."
Philip laughed and turned to Dun-
can: "I'm afraid you'll have to trans-
late that for me."
"Ye'll be none the wiser when I do.
Tvvn sights that's as far us jo can see
nn then ns far ns. ye can sec beyon'
that; nn' a horn-blow that's as far as
ye can hear the scrawln o' a coo's horn
frne the far end o' the second sight.
D1 ye ken the noo?"
"Perfectly" Mild Philip. "I hopo
we'll get there before datk."
They did but It was nfternoou when
they came to the end of the third di-
vision of distance and taw the scattered
houses of the little village on the ra'l-
way. Judge Onrry 's house w as pointed
out by n passing teamster und Philip
going in for information found that
the Judge was in Allacoochee but was
expected home nt five o'clock. They
waited Duncan with Scotch resigna-
tion the mountaineer with an Indiffer-
ence" born of long practice In ho art of
doing nothing and Philip with true
Anglo-Saxon impatience. When the
judge made his appearance tho busi-
ness was quickly dispatched nnd Dun-
can ami Kilgrovv started on their re-
turn ener trie mountain leaving Thorn'
dyke to go to Allacoochee by the even-
The train was due atclght and while
ho was wearing out the second period
of inaction on the porch of the tavern
where he had eaten supper Philip was
able for the first time since the finding
of the deed to go back to tho events
which hnd Immediately preceded that
piece of good fortune. He had Helen's
letter In his pocket nnd lis read It again
in the thickening twilight. It was u
good letter after nil he admitted; sen-
sible nnd practical nnd showing forth
In every line the nobility nnd true
hcartcdncss of the writer. Xotie the
less she should have known she would
have known hnd she really loved him
thnt her proposal could lie accepted
only on the condition he had Imposed
that a single sentence of w nun nffectlon
from her nt such a time would have out-
weighed all the acts of self-abnegation
that could lie crowded Into a lifetime.
And yet lie could not help wMiIng thnt
he .had not been so prompt to return
cold formality for kind-hearted com-
mon sense. She would doubtless be
glnd enough to be free oh that of
course; but he might have been as
frank and Informnl with her ns she
had a right to expect him to bo ns
their long friendship nnd engngement
demanded. And just here a brush from
the nettle of shame stung him. How
could he ever hope that she would at-
tribute any but the basest motive to his
letter when she learned the truth about
Klsle? Would she not nlvvnys license
him In her heart of having been glad of
the pretext afforded by his loss for
breaking openly nn engagement which
had bcn long Ignored In secret? He
wns fiure she would and he cheeked
himself impatiently when he found
that lie wns setting the contempt of
the women he had asked to iclcase him
above the love of the woman who hud
saved his life.
Thnt thought brought back to him
Dlsie and the present. Hud she really
naved his life? Wns it quite beyond
doubt thnt she was the one woman In
the world who could lend him out of
himself Into a sphere of usefuln -ss and
nccoinpllshmcntV It was by no means
ns clear and well-defined ns it had ap-
peared to be on thnt day when he had
sat up among the pillows nnd fnneicd
himself inspired. Nevertheless us he
hnd accepted the help he miistnbldcby
the choice of that dny und he would
co nn; w hat might.
Xo matter which wny It' turned the
train of icllection led quickly to dis-
comforting conclusions nnd Thorn-
dyke wns glad when the sound of n dis-
nnt whistle assured him that he could
presently pass from the depressing at-
mosphere of introspection into tempo-
rary oblivion of action. It was but a
rlep ncross to the rallvvny nnd he was
t'red enough to postpone taking it un-
til it became a necessity. Tho whistle
sounded again und he sat lazily wutcJi-
ing the eye of yellow light staring
southward from the signal lamp over
the station while the rumble of the ap-
pioachlng train floated up the valley
on the evening breeze. Hnd he known
that Glenco was a flag station for the
night train nnd Hint he was the ouly
passenger.he would havebestlrred hlm-
iclf when the lamp flashed red and then
back to yellow again In answer to the
engineer's cull for signals. After that
It was too late; there was a rush und u
roar a discordant clanging of the en-
gine bell mingled with the hissing of
steam nnd before he could cross tho
street the train hnd thundered past
Ciieumstances and the power to
pick and choose among the possibili-
ties have much to do with one's peace
of mind. Half an hour earlier Philip
had debated with himself the neces-
sity for hurrying back to Allacoochee
that night. The small hotel was clean;
the supper hud been of the kind which
prophesies a wholesome breakfast;
and he was weary enqugh to call It a
day's work and go to bed. None the
less when he realized that his Inst
chance for reaching Allacoochee had
faded Into a distant roar and two red
eyes starlug back at him down the
long stretch of straight tiaek
north of Glenco he was im-
mediately possessed with an im-
portunate devil of Impatience. As a
matter of fact since there w ns an eai ly
train in the morning it could make lit-
tle difference whether he slept at Glen-
co or nt his room at the Johannisheig;
but it was a part of his plan that he
should reach Allucoocheu at once end
go he must. If ho had to walk. So
much he said to the hotclkeeper who
was at a loss to understand the Impa-
tience of his guest. A man might
walk he said; It was only ten milei.
And then again n man might ride if so
be ho were willing to pay for a horse.
Philip caught at Hie alternative und of-
fered to pay liberally. The horse was
found and nfter mnny minute direc-
tions about the road which were quali-
fied repeated and amended until they
were hopelesssly obscure Thorndyke
rodo avvny in the dnrkness.
Ito nn CONTINUED.
ENGLISH MERCHANT SERVICE.
Kelson ami the Famous Cook Fine Sea-
men nnd Heroes.
Horatio Xelson was sent on a oyago
In a small ship to the West Indies. She
was probably a bcovv. She was com-
manded by Mr. John ltnthbone who
had served as master's mate under Capt.
Suckling. Xelson was absent on tliij
v oy age about a year. I confess an one
who has served under the red flag that
I love to think and nm honored by
thinking of Nelson as a merchantman.
The famous Cook was ulso a merchant-
mnn. Indeed some of the finest seamen
and gieatest heroes of naval story hav
come out of our mercantile marlae.
Hut It is scarcely necessary to .iy
this seeing that the merchant service
very greatly antedated the establish-
ment of the royal navy l.'ven in Hlia-
l'cth'H time one cannot think of Ifav-
kins Frobisher Drake and tho muhy
other stars of that splendid galaxy of
sea-chieftains as queen's men in the
seusiv that a royal naval ofllccr Is now
n (jiicen's man. They w ero buccaneers;
the merchants found (hem Bhips; the
Cinque ports and the 'long-shore
yielded them crews w ho w ei c composed
of merchant sailors. Thenavygrewout
of the. mercantile marine and glorious
as Is the w hito flag not lesj honorable 1
the red whether for Its memories of
herole combat or for its faithful dis-
charge of the duties of that peace whose
lclorles are not less renowned than
war's. English Illustrated Mnga-dnc.
KntltteU to Discount.
Mr. Cash Don't you think I'm pay-
ing you too much for glv Ing my daugh-
ter piano lessons? Prof. Crochet will
do it for hnlf the money.
Mr. Knotevvorthy Oh well ho can
"Why is lie so ery w ell fixed ?"
"I wasn't thinking about his mouey-J
nn airs. He la stoim deaf." Boston
The good lady scrutinized him close-
y. "Didn't I gle you. a whole meat
pie a day or two ngo?" she Inquired In
"Yes muni" replied the tramp. "I'm
lie same party; but I've recovered ami
if you'll make It plain bread nnd but-
ir this time I'll be much obliged."
An Intevrntlnnr l'lirniimriiiin.
We sing "My Country 'TIs of Thee."
ltut oft he seems tha proudest
Who has done nnught to keep It free.
Hut simply sings tho loudest.
IlKtt'AIU) l'OIl A UOul) HOY.
"Mother will you take me to see the
football match this afternoon?"
"Xo darling but If you are a good
boy mother will let you help her elcan
her bicycle." London Idler.
or Coiirxc Tlirj Do.
"Statisticians say that married men
live longer than single men" she sug
"Of course they do" he replied
"They'ic tougher you know for
tlny're kept In training all the time."
Ooniiulilnl S nintli .
Mr. Giovvnc" In addition to this
painful boil I believe I am In for nn at-
tack of the toothache.
Mrs. Grow lies Oh how nice to hnvo
your troubles nil nt once! Cincinnati
UXCI.E SAM TAKES IT COOLLY.
Nppded SiiMiL-thlnir l.nricr.
Aunty Chloe Hold on dah 'Cindy!
VVhad fo' yo' beat.Mose?
Luclndy I done ax him fo' a button-
hook nn' de lump o' brack trash
handed me a croquet-wicket! Judge.
Whitt Kept lllm.
Wife Why couldn't yoni h.ne come
ham- nt a decent time of night say?
Husband Could m'dear jes' easy .is
not; but I (hie) was waitin' fer you t'
go f sleep. X. Y. Weekly.
. I'ertliipul (lurrr.
Mrs. Ilasliley I bought this duck
from the man who shot it.
Hoard ley Are you sure he didn't
nuke a mistake and give you the de-
coy. Brooklyn Life.
Ten Eyckc--The Turk believe thut
there are no women in Heaven.
En Peque I wonder if the last steam-
er for Constantinople has sailed. X. V.
The ICimleat Wnr.
"I think 1 must reully begin to econo-
mize." "How will you do It?"
"Ily paying fewer bills." PJck-Me-
Customer What's the price of but-
ter? Grocer Different prices acconlin' to
quality. Do y-011 want it for eatln'
cookln' ergreasin"' X. Y. Weekly.
Hrovvne Why doyou call Scribblern
Tovne Hec.iuse he often labors hard
.ill night on something thnt will cur.'
Insomnia In otlieis. X. Y. Truth.
Ilpfnip a .ill flfr.
She was the upple of my eye
No thought of mine decried her.
Hut now we're mi-ir'cd and oh tie;
She's turned to jo jr hard elder.
Detroit Free Press
Merely nu Opli.lon.
"I wonder why artists arc always so
cuieful to sign thslr pictures?"
"Possibly so's the public can tell the
top from the bottom." Town Topics.
Just for n moment.
She Did you see papa?
He Just saw him lie was t ery busy
for about a minute. Detroit Free
An Anvil JnLc.
Hewitt Why didn't you laugh at the
joke when I told It?
Jcwett I don't believe In laughing
nt an old friend.. X. Y. Truth.
Aulhorlt for It.
"One good turn deserves another"
said Snodgrass as he removed his cut!
buttons to the other end of his cutis.
One of the Victim.
"Doublcdoy is a regular slave of fash-
ion." "i never noticed that he dressed par-
"He doesn't but he has to work dny
and night to pay for his w He's clothes."
Why Up MoipiI.
"Yin" said the microbe as he hopped
from the lips of Cholly Snpplngton to
those of Illrdy Ilrlght during the prog-
ress of n kiss "I think I will like this
better. I nm tired of living In n flat."
X. Y. World. '
lly Meutnt 1'ropoM
Waynnrd Watson Wot did the doc-
tor tell you to do foryourcold?
Perry Patcttlc He says I'd orto take
a right good swent. I guess I'll set
down nn think about work. Cincin-
The nimlpNt Wny Ont.
"This extrnvngnnce" sntd her hus-
band grnvely to himself "requires a
After thinking the tnnttcr over he
wrote n check nnd sntd nothing to her
about It. X. Y. Journal.
Ilnnl tn (let (iter.
Stuttering Dover M-m-mlldied Is
tli-th-thcrc any obstacle that st-st-st-st-st-stands
Demure Maiden Xotlilng Harold
but the Impediment In your speech.
.Served lllm IIIkIiI.
lie I see thnt they hnvo suspended a
Xew York hospital physician for hiss.
Ing a pietty nurse.
She Yes. It seems thnt he only
kissed her once. Detroit Free Press.
Hnd (lit en K Idptipp.
Customer He's n promising young
The Tnllor Yes so he Is. He has
given me n thousand evidences of It.
Up To Date.
Cold Wenthpr KiikkcMIoii.
He 1 fear your love for me is grow-
She Well why not try n sealskin
sack and see If thtt would warm It
ai-y? Yonkers Statesman
llrnr Up. 1
He a brave philosopher " "
Do not live to groan;
Hear up under troubles
If they're not your own.
A Lending (location.
Doctor 1 nm quite sure I can cure
Patient How long w ill It tnke?
Doctor How much money have you?
Tow 11 Topics.
"How dreadful In Dr. Smith to marry
"I don't knew; probnbly she hnd
threatened to leave." Detroit Krei
The Hnppy Medium.
Seek quality: not quantity;
Again we have the warning:
We most enjoy the fowl that's small-
Just lerge enough with none at all
Left over for next morning.
ins routT viKWisn.
Hobby Pop what is a bachelor?
Henpcck A very lucky nnd much to
he envied man. Hobby. Chlcugo Inter
The Proof of It.
She loves mo! Oh! the Dure delleht
That makes my blood surge fast and hot!
vvnsn 1 was urged to Bins last nlcht.
Bhe w hlspertd ; "Kred you'd better not."
Itnre I'atleuce. '
Wultcr (hupiHinliig iiround again)
IJcg pardon sir. How did you ny you
would have your steak?
Guest (rousing himself) Any time
this evening. Chicago Tribune.
As tho small boy rkates he suffers;
It breeds ungulsh In his soul
That he has to tret home early
Just to take In coal.
No 31 ore.
Wulker Did you say your wife's a
member of n secret society?
Talker It was secret before she
joined. Xorristow 11 Herald.
A 1. 11 nir Head.
"Why docs that hard-drinking lies
ley wear his hat nil the time?"
"For fenr he can't get It on If he takef
it off." CIcvelaud Plain Dealer.
The Dlu"lt uf Wealth.
We called him a plain "farmer" once
Hut now we must desist.
We buy his grain and hall hint aa
THORN IN HIS FLESH.
One .Mnn Tclln llnnently of Ilia I'ollt-
"1 didn't have much luck in the IcgiVla-
dire" fighcd nn aspiring young mnn who
Is now in the insinuate linnlncs. "Hint
old SMulcv from the llnvvlmsh district Kent I
tipping me up every move 1 made. I want I
cil to go nt lum hammer nun toug but he 1
never appeared to know that there was such !
a member ns 1. He never used my name
when speaking never looked cX me nnd
never openly opposed any of my bills. lint
every time I bobbed up he knocked it to
me. When 1 introduced my bill to do avvny
with lush hats in the theater he ollercd
0110 milking it n misdemeanor for a vvomau !
01 is years or upward 10 appear nnre
headed in nny place of public nioiscmcnl.
The only way of kreping even was by drop-
ping both uf these pioposesl mcanlires.
"Having a large prohibition constituen-
cy 1 ollercd a hill in which a penalty was
(ixed for selling or drinking any malt or
spirituous hquom except under certain re-
strictions which would make it impossible
to maintain saloons. Old Skinlcy nt once
prepared and picsciited n measure making
it a eritno for any man woman or child to
have or tn indulge n thirst for anything
stronger than ten coffee water milk or
what are commonly known ns soft dunks. I
was laughed oil the floor when 1 attempted
to urge tnv bill
" hen I oHered n bill forbidding any per-
son to 11111 ry before he or she had attained
the age of 21 Skiulcy was soon on deck
with another bill prohibiting any young
man or woman from falling in lovu without
first proem ing n license from the corntv
clerk. 'Hint's the way the fellow squelched
me ai every 1111 11 1011 can rcau my legisia
tivq iceord on a sheet of blank paper nnd
that's why I'm out of politic. Hut if kin
lev ever comes up ngiiti just vvateb my
imoW Detroit Tree Press.
A WISE PEDDLER.
He K.HCTV cr Well How to Dispose
nf Hiu (inods
lie carried a big load of brooms and as he
tigmged along the sidewalk with his burden
on his bark hu east his pale gooseberry ej e
over the houses to Hie 11 probable customer
Then ho UKccmleil a flight of steps and was
hailed by the woman next door.
"You ean't sell any brooms there. The
woman in that house never buys at the
lie rang the bell and waited. Sure enough
the woman of the house opened the door and
when she saw the broom vender she was
ihout to close It again
"I don't want anything" she said.
"1 know it" said the man. "The woman
next door said you wouldn't buy nnytlnng."
"fehe did did she? Perhaps I m as able to
buy things ns sho is. How much did you
lay your brooms were?"
'bhc said 1 couldn't sell yw nny that you
never bought any thing at the door."
"Dear me 1 wonder how Bhe knew? Give
mc that broom with the covvicd hnndle and
the one striped red nnd blue. And I'll tuke
two of those small vvliNk brooms. So? I
never buy anything at the doorl The idea!"
Ihen he called on the first woman who had
talked with him nnd sold out the test of Ids
brooms at a big advance over his original
prices. Ho had been In neighborhoods be-
foreChicago Times Herald.
TIIK IIObTKTTUIl CO. WINS AJiOTHKlt
Infringements' on Their Hitters .ot
' Tolerntcd by Lulled State Court.
The United States Circuit Court for the
Southern District of New York Judge
Townsend presiding handed dovv n uu opin-
ion December 23d lbD7 granting injunction
and accounting in the suit of The llostcttcr
Company against Isaac Bommers and Ixuns
Joseph for infringement of its Trade Mark.
'I he jurist states in bold and elcar language
the rights hecruuig to the Hostettcr Com
puny and the liability Incurred by all who
would rob them by fraud or misrepresenta-
tion of tiic well-earned reputation nnd
profits of a business built up by the effort!
of halt a century. The judc says in part
"The complainant is entitled to piotec
tion against the appropriation of its trade
mark by any and nil unfair nnd dishonor-
able means and a court of equity has pow-
er to grant such protection whenever it Is
satisfied that an attempt has been made by
ingenious subterfuges to invade the rights
of nn owner of a trade mark Jin
the sharp contest between the individual
manufacturer who strives to ncquire and
retain the fruits of industry and hon-
esty and the livid of keen rivals seeking
to wrest from him the prize of the public
f;oodwill the Invenfivo ingenuity of the
nfnnger has conceived n great variety of
devices for evading the established rules of
fair dealing. Courts of equity find
ing that their ultimate object and effect
w ere to enable and induce the retail pcllcr of
a fraudulent imitation to palm It off on nn
unsuspecting publio for the genuine nrtirle
and thus to contribute to the Infringement
upon the rights of the original owner have
not hesitated to apply the remedy."
At baseball n Imll strtiek and knoeked
senseless an Englishman whove back had
been turned to the play during a match. On
coming to himself heasked fnintly: "What
was it?" "A foul-only n foul." "flood
heavens!" he exclaimed "I thought It was
a mule" Chicago News.
It Is to tie Ilupcd So.
Hogan Oi wonder who will he th last
man nn airth?
(Jrogan Oi duiino nnny more than you.
Hut It is hoped that he'll be an oonilertnker.
so he will know- haw to bury himself daccnt
ly. Indianapolis Journal
A C'nrefnl JudKc.
Wilton Do jou agree with David that all
men are liars?
Wilhy How tan I tell? Just think of the
number of men that I never saw! llostpn
Her HnthlnR Halt.
The summer girl's bathing suit is packed
carefully uway 111 camphor just as if a mod
eratc hungry moth would find it sufficient
for a meal. Somcmlle Journal
"THAT TERROR of MOTHERS."
How it was overcome by a
Nova Scotian mother
Who is well known as an author.
Of sit the evils that attack children
scarcely any other is more dreaded than
croup. It so often comes in the night.
The danger is so great. The climax Is so
sudden. It Is no wonder that Mr) W J.
Dickson (better known under her pen
aameof ''Stanford Uveleth.") calls It "the
terror of mothers" Nor is It any wonder
that she writes in terms o( praise and
gratitude for the relict which she has
found both from her own anxieties and
(or her children's aliments in Dr. J. C
Ayer's Cherry Pectoral It would be lm.
poislble to better state the value o( this
remedy than Is done In Mrs. Dickson's
letter which is as follows:
"Memory does not recall the time when
Dr. Ayer's Cherry i'ectoral was not used in
our family for throat and lung troubles
and the number of empty Cherry I'ectoral
bottles collected during the season told
where relief had been sought. This
medicine was in such constant use in
my father's family that when I had a
home of my own and had childish
ailments to attend to ft still proved
efficacious. Tnat terror of mothers the
tattling croupy cough never alarmed
mc so long as I haoa bottle of Ayer's
Cherry I'ectoral in the house to supple-
ment it e hot-water bath. When suffering
with whooping cough in its worst form
and articulation was irapossibleon account
of the choking my children would point
and gesticulate toward the bottle; for
experience bad taught them that relief
"A FAIR FACE MAY PROVE A FOUL
BARGAIN." MARRY A PLAIN GIRL
IF SHE USES
Bad Digestion Bad Heart
Poor digestion often causes irregularity
of the heart's action. This irregularity may
he mistaken for real organic heart disease.
Hie symptoms are much the same. There
is however a vast difference between the
two- organic heart disease ia often Incur-
able apparent heart dineate is curable if
good digestion he restored.
A case in point Is quoted from the New
Era of Grecnslmrg lnd. Mrs. EUctl Col-
som Xew point lnd a woman forty-three
years old had suffered for four v ears with
distressing stomach trouble. The (jases gen.
prated by the indigestion pressed on the
heart nnd caused an Irregularity of Its action.
She had much pain in her stomach ami heart
and was subject to frequent and severe chok-
ing spells which were most severe at night.
Doctors were tried in ain: the patient be-
came worse despondent and feared impend
A CASE OF IIEAIIT FAIMJ11E.
faltc was much frightened but noticed that
111 intervals in which her stomach did not
mnoy her her heart's action bceamenormal.
Reasoning crrectly that her digestion was
done at fault she procured the ptoper med
icino to treat that trouble and with imme-
diate good results. Her appetite came back
the choking spells became less frequent and
finally ceased. Her weight which had been
greatly reduced wns restored and she now
w cighs more than for years. Her blood socti
became pure and her cheeks rosy .
Tho case it of general Interest because the
disease is a very common one. That others
may know the means of cure we give the
name of the medicine used Dr. Williams'
Pink Pills for Pale People. These pills con
tain all the elements necessary to give new
life and richness to the blood and restore
HELD AN ACCIDENT POLICY.
A Cjcllsfs niagnNt at Nat Ilclnst Hart
In n Collision.
This is the story of a somewhat unusual
accident. It happened on the Conduit road
one evening early in the fall and the man
who told mc about it was nn eyewitness.
It is singularly appropriate by the way
that he should be an eyewitness for he is
an oculist by profession. A man on a bi
cycle was scorching cheerily along on the way
to town when suddenly therp loomed up
out of the darkness in front of him n heavy
wagon and a team headed straight for him.
There was no time to turn out. The wheel
crashed into the wagon pole and the rider
was thrown completely over the horses fall
ing hetvv ecu them nd the wagon. Theocu.
list ran to the rescue expecting to see a
limp mass of bleeding and unconscious hu-
manity. Instead he saw a kicking nnd
swearing person who vas apparently unin-
jured The bicycle was a Chinese puzzle of
"Are you hurt?" asked the oculist.
The swearing person picked himself up
and stopped swearing lie gazed at whut
had oneo been n fair young bicycle.
"Hurt!" he said in n tone of deepest di.
gutt "Hurt? Mc? Of rourso I nin't hurt.
I've got an accident policy.' V-Washington
1 1 1 " M c ill tat Ian.
Soon after Singleton's first baby was bora
Mrs. Singleton went upstairs one evening
and entered the room where her darling
lay asleep. There she found her husband
standing by the side of the cnb and gazing
earnestly at the child. As'sha stood still for
a moment touched by the sight the tears
filled her eyes and she thought: 'J
"Oh how dearly Charles loves that hoy."
Her arms stole softty uround his neck as
she rubbed her cheek caressingly against
his shoulder. Singleton started slightly at
the touch "Darling" he said dreamily
volt ing his thoughts "it is incomprehensible
to me how they can get up such a crib as
that for $2.50." N. Y. Journal.
The Modern Wnr
Commends itself to the well-informed to do
pleasantly nnd effectually what was former-
ly done in the crudest manner and disagree-
ably nn well. To cleanse the system and
break up colds headaches and fevers with
out unpleasant after effects use the de-
lightful linuiil laxative remcely. Syrup of
1- igs. Made by California Pig Hyrup Co
It is always safe to take it for granted
that as yomself so others are trving to do
their best. Shortcoming is no sign of short-
"iljuig. Sweetness is never whipped in.
J. i. W Ware.
Doubled upand bentwith pain Lumbago.
Use St. Jacobs Oil and straighten up.
Some people are not satisfied with the
milk of human kindness they- want th
cream. Chicago Daily Xevvs.
..Fits stopped free nnd permanently cured.
Xo fits after first day's use of Dr. Kline's
Great Xcrve Itcstorer. Free $2 trial bottle 4.
treatise. Dr. Kline 033 Arch sU Phila.. Pa.
The colder the weather the faster th
coal in the cellar seems to melt. Chicago
All sorts of aches and pains nothing
IJettcr than St. Jacobs Oil. It cures.
He who wrongs1 the child commits a
crime against the state.
A crutch is used for sprains. Use St.
Jacobs Oil instead; it cures.
The more the boy is like his father th
less the two get along.
was in Its contents." Mrs. W. J. Dicrso
("btanford Kvelelh") authorof "Komance
of the rrovtnces" Truro N. S.
To show the prompt action of Dr. Ayer's
Cherry Teetotal in severe cases we print
a letter (rom C. J. Wooldridgc Wortham
Tex. who writes;
"One of my children had croup. One
night I was startled by the child's hard
breathing and on Eotuc to it found it
strangling. It had nearly ceased to breathe.
Having a part of a bottle of Dr. Ayer's
Cherry I'ectoral in the house I gave the
child three doses at short intervals and
anxiously waited results. From the mo-
ment the I'ectoral was given the child's
breathing grew easier and in a short time
it was sleeping quietly and brcathrg nat-
urally. The child is alive and well to-day
and I do not hesitate to say that Avers
Cherry I'ectoral sacd Its life." C. J.
WooLoaiCQE Wortham Tex.
These statements make argument ia
favor of this remedy unnecestary. It is
a family medicine that no home should be
without. It is ut as efficacious in bron-
chitis asthma whooping cough aud all
other varieties of coughs us ills In croup.
To put It wljhln everyone's reach Dr.
Ayer's Cherry I'ectoral is now put up la
half sise bottles at half price 50 cents.
Send for Ayer's Curebook (tree) and read
of other cures effected by Dr. Ayer's
Cherry Pectoral. Address the J. C Ayer
Co. Lowell Mais.
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