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THE FAIRMOUNT NEWS thakxful nr mi ma did her PE-RU-NA AGO A Story of the Builders of Democracy A Maim for Medicine with Her for Safety Linder, B. E. P. No. 2, Box 44, Minnesota, writes: "I want to thank kindness and the good your me years ago. I am perfectly visiting in Spokane, Wash. Were it Pe-ru-na I would not have been able trip. I always take your medicine me for safety should I take cold. Fe-ru-na." emergency remedy for everyday ills, been in use lif ty years. LIQUID SOLD EVERYWHERE By BACHELLER the skunk would be right certain to spyle the house. White he's our guest. I reckon we'll have to he polite, whether we want to or not. That evening Samson set down the events of the day In his book and quoted the dialogue tn Offut's store In which he had had a part. On the first of February, 1S40, he put these words under the entry: "I wouldn't wonder If this was the first trip on the Underground FOR GOOD M. CAM. UNDER fL'.S. .!. 44, Battel, MhinaMta Might Prejudice Her Case. "Just n word," said the lawyer to his fair client. -Yes?" "If your husband asks for the custody of the poodle don't try to win the sympathy of the court by weeping and calling the er little animal your precious darling. " "Why not?" "The judge Is the father of ten children, and he's proud of it." The Cutlcura Toilet Trio. Having cleared your skin keep it clear by making Cutlcura your every-day toilet preparations. The soap to cleanse and purify, the Ointment to soothe and heal, the Talcum to powder and perfume. No toilet table is complete without them. 23c everywhere. Advertisement. Auto Industry Gigantic. The capital tied up in automobiling in the United States is estimated as over $(UHH,(HHl,tMK, according to the Uailway Age, which figures It out by Items: Depreciation on ?.U23,5ol cars at 10 per cent, on average cost of :?l.l!tH), Interest ou the money Invested; gasoline, state license fees, Insurance premiums, garage and service costs, labor costs for repairs, etc. These estimates do not include expenditures for construction and maintenance of highways, nor for the cost of automobile accidents. Lesson in Economy. During the period of financial and Industrial depression everybody must limit his expenses, especially if his Income has been reduced. The best economy is to buy only such articles that will not only give best satisfaction in themselves, but also make others last longer. Iteztor Cleaner will make your automobile look like new and Iteztor 1'olish will keep it looking like new. The cost is insignificant and on the labor there is an unexpected saving. Your piano, victrola, woodwork and household furniture will great'y improve in appearance after using Ileztor Cleaner and Iteztor Polish. Your work will be cut to minimum and all hard rubbing taken out of It. You cannot afford to be without these preparations. Price of 16 ounce cans 75c each. Eree sample mailed upon receipt of your request. Iteztor Manufacturing Co., 2G10 Ogdeu Ave., Chicago. Advertisement. Bringing Back the Past No. 1. Tambo Mistah Inteiiockcanal, what am tie dlflf-runce 'tween a saleslady in a beauty parlor an one ob her customers? Interlocutor I don't know, Tambo; what is the difference? Tambo One knows her powders and the other powders her nose. Interlocutor Mister Jones will now sing "Two Little Girls in Blue Blew In." CATARRHAL DEAFNESS is greatly relieved by constitutional treatment. HALL'S CATARRH MKDICINE Is a constitutional ramedy. Catarrhal Oeafness is caused by an inflamed condition of the mucous lining- of the Eustachian Tube. When this tube is inflamed you have a rumbling sound or Imperfect hearing, and when it is entirely closed. Deafness Is the result. Unless the inflammation can be reduced, your hearing may be destroyed forever. HALL'S CATARRH MEDFCINK acts through the blood on the mucous surfaces of the system, thus reducing the inflammation and nssisting- Nature in restoring normal conditions. Circulars free. AH trugg1sts. F. J. Cheney & Co., Toledo. Ohio. Advertisement. In Boston. Lady Visitor (to boy's mother) Can't little James recite some of the verse he learns at school? Boston Jamie No. Poetry according to my way of thinking. Is without logical coherence and therefore devoid of interest, but I shall, if you desire, state some of the formulas of higher mathematics. It costs so much to keep one in operation. They are always calling at some place or another. Because shipbuilders can't live without them. Whoever won an argument from them? Because they are held together with steel. . Because they frequently toss their noses In the air. WOMEN IN OTHER LANDS Italian women make 45 varieties of macaroni. Among the Bechuanas women are forbidden to touch the cattle. Ninety-nine per cent of the women of India are totally illiterate. More than 30,000 women in Austria are members of trades unions. Ti ''is Keeps the Mrs. Carl Dassel, you for your remedy did well and not for to make this with Praise to As an Fe-ru-na has TABLETS OR IRVING pairs In this land of the ladder climbers. Sit down and I'll put a log on the fire." Thank you, I must go," said Biggs. "Can I not stay you with flagons?" Kelso asked. "The doctor has forbidden me all drink but milk and water." "A wise man is Doctor Allen!" Kelso exclaimed. "Cervantes was right in saying that too much wine will neither keep a secret nor fulfill a promise." t "WU1 you make me a promise?" Bim asked of Mr. Biggs, as he was leaving the door with Ann. "Anything you will ask," he answered. "Please don't ever look nt the r.ew moon through a knot hole," she said in a half whisper. The young man laughed. "Why not?" "If you do. you'll never get married." "Don't be alarmed by my daughter's fancies." Kelso advised. "They are often rather astonishing." So Mr. Eliphalet Biggs met the pretty daughter of Jack Kelo. On his way back t the tavern he told Ann that he had fallen in love with the sweetest and prettiest tgirl in all the world Bini Kelso. That very evening Ann went over to Kelso's cabin to take the news to Bim and her mother and to tell them that her father reckoned he belonged to a very rich and a very grand family. Mr. Kelso had pone to Offut's store and the throe had the cabin to themselves. "I think he's just a wonderful man!" Bim exclaimed. "But I'm sorry his name is so much like figs and pigs. I'm plum sure I'm going to love him." "I thought you were in love with Harry Needles," Rim's mother said to her. "I am. But he keeps me so busy. I have to dress him up every day ami put a mustache on him and think up " Have Never Seen a Girl Like You In My Life." ever so many nice things for him to say, and when he comes he doesn't say them. He's terribly young." "You told me that he said once you were beautiful." "But he has never said it twice, and when he did say it, I didn't believe my ears, he spoke so low. Acted kind o' like he was scared of it. I don't want to wait forever to be really and truly loved, do I?" Mrs. Kelso laughed. "It's funny to hear a baby talking like that." she said. "We don't know this young man. He's probably only footing, anyway." Bim went often to the little tavern after that. Of those meetings little Is known, save that, with all the pretty arts of the cavalier, unknown to Harry Needles, the handsome youth flattered and delighted the girl. This went on day by day for a fortnight. The evening before Biggs was to leave for his home, Bim went over to eat supper with Ann at the tavern. It happened that Jack Kelso had found Abe sitting alone with his Blackstone in Offut's store that after noon. "Mr. Kelso, did you ever hear what Eb Zane said about the general sub ject of sons-in-law?" Abe asked. "Never but I reckon It would be wise and possibly apropos," said Kelso. "He said that a son-ln-Iaw was a curious kind o property," Abe began. "Ye know, says Kb. 'if ye have a hoss that's tricky an dangerous an' wuth less than nothin. ye can give him away er kill him. but if ye have a son-in-law that's wuthless, nobody else will have him an' It's ag'in the law to kill him. Fust ye know ye've got a critter on yer hands that kicks an won't work an has to be fed an liquored . three times a day an' is wuth a million dollars less than nottdnV M There vu a moment of siloac. Copyright, Irvine; Bacheller "When a man is Cgurin' his assets, it's better to add ten dollars than to subtract a million," said Abe. "That's about as simple as adding up the weight o' three small hogs." "What a well of wisdom you are. Abe!" said Kelso. "Do you know anything about this young Missourian who Is shining up to Bim?" "I only know that he was a drink ing man up to the time he landed here and that he threatened Traylor with his whip and got thrown against the side of a barn plenty hard. He's a kind of American king, and I don't like kings. They're nice to look at. hut generally those that have married 'em have had one h 1 of a time." Kelso rose and went home to sup per. v Soon after the supper dishes had been laid away in the Kelso cabin, young Mr. Rigirs rapped on its lr ind pulled the latchstring and entered and sat down with Mr. and Mrs. Kelso at the fireside. "I-have come to ask for your daugh ter's hand," he said, as soon as ihey were seated. "I know it will seem sudden, but she happens to be the girl I want. I've had her picture in my heart always. I love your daughter. I can give her a handsome home and everything she could desire." Kelso answered promptly : "We are glad to welcome you here, but we cannot entertain such a proposal, flatter ing as It Is. Our daughter Is too young to think of marriage. Then, sir. we know very littJe about you. and may I be pardoned if I add that it does not recommend you?" The young man was surprised. He had not expected such talk from a adder climber. He looked at Kelso, groping for an answer. Then "Perhaps not." said he. "I hve been a little wild, but that Is all In the past. You can lerim about me and my family from anyone in St Louis. I am not ashamed of anything I have done. May I not ho;e that you will change your mind?" "Not at present. Let the future take care of Itself." "I generally get what I want," said the young man. "And now and then something that you don't want." said Kelso, a bit net tled by his persistence. "You ought to think of her happl ness. She is too sweet and beautiful for a home like this." There was an awkward moment of silence. The young man said good night and opened the door. "I'll go with you." said Kelso. He went with Mr. Bigs to the tav ern and got his daughter and returned home with her. Mrs. Kelso eluded her husband tor being hard on Mr. Biggs. "He has had his lesson, perhaps be will turn over a new leaf." she said. "I fear there Isn't a new leaf in his book," said Kelso. "They're all dirty." He told his wife what Abe had said in the store. " "The wisdom of the common folk Is in that beardless young giant," be said. "It is the wisdom of many generations gathered in the hard school of bitter experience. I wonder where It Is going to lead him." As Eliphalet Biggs was going down the south road next morning he met Bim on her pony near the schoolhouse, returning from the field with her cow. They stopped. "I'm coming back, little girl." he said. "What for?" she asked. "To tell you a secret and ask you a question. May I come?" "I suppose you can if you want to." she answered. Til come and I'll write to you and send the letters to Ann." Mentor Graham, the schoolmaster, who lived In the schoolhouse, had come out of Its door. "Good-by!" said young Mr. Biggs, as his heels touched the flanks of his horse. Then he went flying down the road. "I am going to try for a seat in the legislature." (TO BE CONTINUED.) Vanishing Indian Language. Nowhere in America has there been such a diversity of Indian languages as In California. But these languages are now rapidly disappearing. Several of them are known only by five or six, and others by only 20 or 30 living persons, and hardly a year passes without some 'dialect, or even u.a-guage. ceasing to exist, through the death of the last individual able to speak It. Efforts are being made to record all these languages for the sake of the light they throw on the ancient history of the Pacific coasL Sun and New York Herald. Modernity. " Caller And Lave you any old masters? English Newrich Old masters be 'angedl Everything In this ouse ii bloomin well up to date. Boston BIGGS AND BIM. Syr-ors'. Samson smd Sarah Traylor. trith their ttro children. JosiAh ar.d Petsey, travel by wairon from their home in Vererines, Vt., to the West, the land of plenty. Their destination Is the Country of the Sar.c-amon. in Illinois. At Niagara. Falls they meet John McNeil, who also decides to p to the Sangamon country. Sarah's ministrations save the life of Harry Needles, and he atvompantes the Traylors. They reach New Salem. Illinois, and are welcomed, hy vouns Abe l.inevln. Jaok Keiso ar.d his pretty daughter Kim and others. Samson, raises his cabin. l.:ncoln thrashes Arrnstrorp. Hari-y strikes Kao McNeil. Harry is attacked hy McNo'.l and his par. p. and Kim drives onf his Assailants with a chotput. McNeil is markedly attentive to Ann Fvutle.'.ce. Lincoln is in love with Ar.n, but has never had enoush c-v-arape to teil her so. Harry loves Kim. Traylor heipe two slaves, who had rv.n nvty from St. LotJ's. KlipV.alet K.p?r, owner of the slaves, his h.s arm broken by Traylor. CHAPTER VI Continued. "The minister vt cT his boss and Stitched him and took off his coat and put it on the ground. ""What yoii poin to do?" I says. 'Me?' says the minister. I be poin to rassle with Satan for the soul o that 'ar man, an' if you keep -watch I reckon you'll see 'at the Rround'il le cratchet up some 'fore I pit through. "He loosened his collar an knelt on bis coat and began to pray that the man's soul would see its wickedness and repent. Yoxt could hare heard him half a mile away. "Mr. Tmylor drove oft with the damaged slaver settin' beside him and the saddle boss hitched to the. rear axle. I see my chance an before that prayer ended I had pot the fugitives under some hay in my wagon and started off wiTli them on my way to Livingston ccur.iy. I could hear the pray-in' until I got ever the hill into Canaan barrens. At sundown I left ther.t in pood hands thirty miles up the road." In a frontier newspaper of that time it is recorded that the minister and his dog kept the slaver on the roof all day, vainly trying with prayer and exhortation to convert his soul. The man stopped swearing before dinner and on his promise not again to violate the commandment a good meal was handed up to him. He was liberated at sundown and spent the night with Bri instead. "Who is that big sucker who grabbed my friend?" the stranger asked Brim-stead. "His r.ame is Samson Traylor. Comes from Vermont, was the answer. "If he don't look out 'Llph Biggs'll kilt him certain." Samson spoke not more than a dozen words on his way back to New Salem. Amazed and a little shocked by his own conduct, he sat thinking. After all he had heard and seen, the tit re at of the young upstart had provoked him beyond his power of endurance. The sensitive mind of the New Eng-lander had been hurt by the story of the fugitives. Upon this hurt the young man had poured the turpentine of haughty, imperial manners. The more he thought of it the less inclined he was to reproach himself for his violence. Slavery was a relic of ancient imperialism. It had no right in free America. There could be no peace with it save for a little time. Xhe Missourians would tell their friends of the lawless and violent men of the North, who cared not a fig for the property rights of a Southerner. The stories would travel like fire in dry grass. So, swiftly, the thoughts of men were being prepared for the great battle lines of the future. Samson saw the peril of it. As they rode along young Mr. Biggs complained of pain and Samson made a slinp of his muffler and put it over the neck and arm of the injured Biggs and drove with care to avoid jolting. For the first time Samson took a careful and sympathetic look at him. He was a handsome youth, about six feVt tall, with dark eyes and hair and a small black mustache and teeth very white and even. In New SaJem Samson took him to Doctor Allen's office and helped the doctor in setting the broken bone. Then he went to Offut's store and found Abe reading his law book and gave him an account of his adventure. 'Tin both glad and sorry, said Abe. 'Tin glad that you licked the slaver end pot the negroes out of his reach. I reckon I'd have done the same if I - could. I'm sorry because it looks to me like the beginning of many troubles. The whole subject of slavery Is full of danger. Naturally Southern men will fight for their property, and there is a growing number in the North who will fight for their prin ctples. If we all get to fighting, I wonder what will become of the coun try. It reminds me of the man who found a skunk In his house. His boy was going after the critter with a dub. "'Look here, boy,' he said, 'when you're got a skunk In the house, lt'8 a good time to be careful. You might tZjl the skunk with that club, but A man's brain contains 500.000 cells. A man is generally heaviest in his fortieth year. Man's brain is twice as large as that of any animal. Man's voice is produced by the united action of 44 muscles. Man is the only animal whose nostrils open downward. The average man paees 30 inches, 10S paces to the minute. Polite Modification. "We'll call our big prize fiht a boxing match, of coure." "Let's make it milder than that. Let's call it a motion picture rehearsal." ASPIRIN Name "Bayer" on Genuine Beware! Unless you see the name "Baj-er" on package or on tablets you are not getting genuine Aspirin prescribed by physicians for twenty-one years and proved safe by millions. Take Aspirin only as told in the Bayer package for Colds, Headache, Neuralgia, Rheumatism, Earache, Toothache, Lumbago, and for Pain. Handy tin boxes of twelve Bayer Tablets of Aspirin cost few cents. Druggists also sell larger packages. Aspirin is the trade mark of Bayer Manufacture of Monoaceticacidester of Salicylicacid. Advertisement. A Definition. Business Ktliciency The ability of n transfer company to get $". an hour out of a tenant who Is moving because the landlord can't get $'27 a month more out of him. From Life. For your daughter's sake, use Red Cross Ball Blue in the laundry. She will then have that dainty, well-groomed appearance that girls admire. 5c. Advertisement. Discussing the Concert. She Don't you think Mine. Warble puts much feeling into her singing? He Yes. But it must be terrible to feel that way. UiHUilMKiAVV i Montr back without question if HUNT'S GUARANTEED II SKIN DISEASE REMEDIES K7 (Hunt' Salv and Soar), fail ia ft th treatment of Itch. Res em a. Rincworm, Tetter or other Iteb-inr akin diaeaaea.Tr thta treat ment at our' risk. Sold by all reliable druceiata, A. B. 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Terms. Alabama-Florida Farms Co.. Arcade Bids;.. Lanain-. Mich. Asta. WfV VRflini ft WOWPStrWH. FACT SHACM IUbm.m KREHOLA kmB'& W. N. U., Indianapolis, No. 38-1921." mm CHAPTER VII. In Which Mr. Eliphalet Biggs Get Acquainted With Bim Kelso and Her Father. In a musty oM ledger kept by James RuiJedge. the owner of Uutledge's tavern, in the year lS."fc2. is an entry under the date of January 31st which roads as follows: "Arrived this day Eliphalet Biggs of t Olive street, St. l.ouis, with one horse." Young Mr. Biggs remained at nut-ledge's tavern for three weeks with his arm in a sling under the eye of the pool doctor. The Rutledges were Kentucky folk and there the young man bad found a sympathetic hearing and tender care. It had done him pood to be hurled against a barn door and to fall trembling and confused at the feet of his master. He had never mot his master until he had reached Hopedale that morning. The event had been too long delayed. Encouraged by idleness and conceit and alcohol, evil passions had grown rank in the soil of his spirit. Restraint had been a thing unknown to him. He had ruled the little world in which he had lived by a sense of divine right. He was a prince of Ego-land that province of America which had only half yielded itself to the principles of Democracy. It must be said that he served his term ns a sober human being quite gracefully, being a we-l bom youth of some education. A few days he spent mostly In bed, while his friend, who had come on from Hopedale, took care of him. Sron he began to walk ahont and his friend returned to St. Louis. HSs fine manners and handsome form and face captured the little village, most of whose inhabitants had cume from Kentucky. A week after his arrival Ann Rutledge walked over to Jack Kelso's with him. Bim fled up the stick ladder as soon as they entered the door. Mr. Kelso was away on a fox hunt. Ann went to the ladder and called : "Bim. I saw you fly up that ladder. Come back down. Here's a right nice voting man come to see you." "Is he gooddooklng?" Bim called. "Oh. purty as a picture, black eyes and hair and teeth like pearls, and tall and straight, and he's pot a he-e-autiful little mustache. "That's enough !" Bim exclaimed. I just wish there was a knot hole in this floor." "Come on down here," Ann urged. "I'm scared," was the answer. "His cheeks are as red as roses and he's got a lovely rin and big watch chain pure gold and yaller as a dandelion. You come down here." "Stop," Bim answered. "I'll be down as soon as I can get on my best bib and tucker." In a few minutes Bim called from the top of the ladder to Ann. The latter went and looked up at her. Roth girls burst Into peals of merry laughter. Bim had put on a suit of her father's old clothes and her buffalo skin whiskers and was a wild sight. "Don't you come down looking like that." said Ann. 'Til go up there and 'tend to you." Ann climbed the ladder and for a time there was much laughing and chattering in the little loft. By and by Ann came down. Bim hesitated, laughing, above the ladder for a moment, and presently followed in her best blue dress, against which the golden curls of her hair fell gracefully. With red cheeks and bright eyes, she was a glowing picture. Very timidly she pave her hand to Mr. Biggs. "Its just the right dress," he said. "It goes so well with your hair. I'm glad to see you. I have never seen a girl like you in my life. I'm going to come and see you often, if your mother will let me." A blush spread over the girl's checks to the pretty dimple at the point of her chin. "You'll see her scampering up the ladderlike a squirrel," said Mrs. Kel so. "She Isn't real tame yet." 'Terhaps we could hide the ladder," he suggested, with a smile. "Do you play on the flute?" Bim asked. "No," said Mr. Biggs. "I was afraid, Bim exclaimed. "My Uncle Henry does." She looked into Mr. Biggs' eyes. Mr. Biggs laughed. "That smile of yours is very becoming, he said. At this point Mr. Kelso returned with his gun on his shoulder and was introduced to Mr. Biggs. l welcome you to.tlie hazards of my fireside. said Kelso. "So you're ; from St. Louis and stopped tor re

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