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the FAmr.:ouNT news MLLE. LUZANNE ETIENNE. convincing sequence of clrcircstant ANOTHER tfOdflD ESCAPES Ihu McCcsber AToided a Safer Operation by Taking Ly dia E. Pi&kL&ia's Vegetable Cora-pound in Time Georgetown, HI. "After my first baby was born I suffered so with my A Man for the Ages A Story of the Builders of Democracy By IRVING BACHELLER g-zr V V 1 ) J V V 1 I ?g I ; - " l - if iHnrH.V v preacher sent of God to comfort the the tl -ft of the mail tack, the falsa account of Larry's death, the failure of his letters to reach their destina tion, and the fact that Bim had ac cepted money from Davis in time of need. A strong suspicion of foul Die irew upon him and he began to con sider what he could do in the matter. Having forded a creek he caught he glow of a light in the darkness, a litle way up the road. It was the lighted window- of a cabin, before whose door he stopped his horse and hallooed : "I am a belated and hungry traveler on my way to Chicago." he saitl to the man who presently greeted him from the open doorway. "Have you come through Honey Creek settlement ?" the latter asked. "Left there about an hour ago.' "Sorry, mister, but I can't let you come into the house. If you'll move oCI a few feet I"J1 lay some grub on ;he choppin block an up the road about a half-mile you'll find a barn "with some, hay in it. where yon and your horse can spend the night under cover." Samson moved away and soon the man brought a package of food and laid It on the block and ran back to the door. Til lay a piece of silver on the block," Samson called. "Not a darned cent." the man an swered. "I hate like p'iscn to turn a feller away in the night, but we're awful sheered here with children in the house. Good-hy. You can't m'ss he bam. It's close ag'in the road. Samson ate his luncheon in the d:irk-' ness, as he rode, and presently came upon the bara and unsaddled and iitched and fed his horse in one erd of it the beast having drunk his fill at the creek they had lately forded-- tnd lay down to test for the night. with the saddle blanket beneath him and his coat for a cover. A win J f re ;n the north began to wail an 1 whistle through the cracks in the barn and over its roof, bringing, cold weath er, damson s feet and legs i;ad been wet in the crossing, so that he found it difficult to keep warm. He crept to the side of his horse, which had ;ad down, and found a degree of com fort in the heat of the animal. But it was a bad night, at best. "I've had many a long, hard night. but this is the worst of them," Samson thought. There's many a bad nigfct in the history of the pioneers, "its .shadows falling on Jonely, ill-marked roads. cut by rivers, creeks and marshes and strung through unnumbered miles of wild country. Samson was up and off at daylight in a bitter wind and six inches of snow. It was a kind of work he would not have undertaken upon any call less commanding than that of friendship. He reached Chicago at noon, having had nothing to eat that day. There was no such eager, noisy crowd iu the streets as he had seen before. The fever of speculation had passed. But there were many people cn the main thoroughfares, among whom were Europeans who had arrived the autumn before. They were changing but the marks of the yoke were still upon them. Iu Chicago were the vitals of the West and they were very much alive in spite of the panic. Samson bought some new clothes and had a bath and a good dinner at the City hotel. Then he went to the ofiice of Mr. Lionel Davis. There to his surprise he met his old acquaintance, Eli Fredenberg, who greeted him with great warmth and told or having settled in Cb.icagc. A well-dressed young man came out of an inner ofhee. "I'd likte to se Mr. Davis," said Samson. "Tell him that I've got some money that belongs to him and iliat I'm ready to deliver it." TO BE CONTINUED.) WHERE HOTELS ARE UNKNOWN Traveler in Mongolia Mftde Welcome in Any Tent, Conforming to Simple Rules cf Etiquette. Travelers n the steppes of Aloji-golia are welcome to stay in any tent m any village they encounter. Every Mongolian is hospitalit; Uself, providing the traveler has judgmr it enough to conform to the simple rules of etiquette. Of course, he will have to tie down beside the lambs and calves of the household, ji-st as do the members of the family. From whatever side of a tent the traveler approaches he must be sure to ride up to it from the front. When he is within a short distance he must stop and shout "nohol." -vhlch means dog. This is a safety measure. te-cause the dogs are wolf-like and fierce. The people hurry out to call off ike dogs, jind If he is on foot he kcc;-,s them back, hs host he can. with a stick. Once a traveler enters a tent h says "mendu," or greeting. As flogs do not attack inside a tent it is an insult to carry a stick Inside. He sits :t the left side of t. - t e-place, with his feet curled up under him. If he can't do this he sits with his feet stretched toward the door. Then he exchanges snuff boxes with the family. When he leaves, next morning,' he hows and sm:les. as the Mongols have no custi in equivalent to hand shaking and good-hv. Famous Greek Letter Society. The first Jrvek letter sclety wat VM Beta K:ija. the letters sttitiding for ji t;reek -notto which Is iransJared -philosophy, the tr.iide f life." !t was oixauizetl at William n.! Alary -ol-lege DecetnlKM" 5. 1776, as a .secret social cluh ami 'Itcrary Foclely. It has Ipcome an honorary fraternity l whirh men and women ar slecter' s a bt:i uf McuoiurtihJ&i leit S1Q3 III L A CUUIU not walk across the floor unless I was all hnmnd over, hold ing to my side. I doc tored witn several doctors but found no relief And theV Said I would have to have an operation. My mother insisted on my taking Lydia k. Pinkhanvs Vegetable Compound and I soon found relief. Now I can do all my own work and it 13 the VegetaDie compound that has saved me from an operation. I cannot, praise your medicine too highly and I tell all of my friends and neighbors what the Compound did for me." Mrs. Margaret McCumber, 27 S. Frazier St., Georgetown, Illinois. Mrs. McCumber is one of the unnumbered thousands of housewives who struggle to keep about their daily tasks, while suffering from ailments peculiar to women with backache, sideaches, headaches, bearing-down pains and nervousness, and if every such woman should profit by her experienee and give Lydia E. Pinkham's Vegetable Compound a trial they would get welL Guticura Soap The Healthy Shaving Soap Cutlaarm Soap hT without not. Etcij wtXK g. Women Made Young Bright eyes, a clear skin and a bftdy full of youth and health may be yours if you will keep your system in order by regularly taking G0UMEDAL The world's standard remedy for Iddrny, liver, bUdder and uric add troubles, the enemies of life and looks. In use since 1696. All druggists, three sizes. Leek for tfce name Cold Medal en ererr ham mad accept no imitation MARRIAGE IN OTHER LANDS Quite a Prosaic Affair in Turkey-Scandinavian Couples Had to Show Vaccination Marks. Marriage in Turkey is a very prosaic affair. It being In a majority of cases quite a business matter. When a man wishes to wed, bis parents obtain a list of houses where eligible girls are to be found, and the mother then calls at these. "What can your daughter do?" she asks, whereupon embroideries, car- I pets, rugs, etc., are exhibited as evi dence of the girl's handiwork. If these are approved by the mother, she takes the goods home to her son and Induces him to marry the clever young woman. If, on the other hand, she does not ' think much of the work, she makes some diplomatic excuse, and passes on to another house on the list. If. j however, the young man is not liked by the girl's parents, the mother is advised to seek elsewhere. In Sweden and Norway, a legal marriage at one time was not allowed to be solemnized until both parties had produced certificates stating that they bore genuine vaccination niarks. "O Happy Day" sang the laundress as she hung the snowy wash on the line. It was a "happy day" because she used Red Cross Ball Blue. Advertisement. Concise anr Literal. Before Jebson, Jr., went In for his examination, Jebson, Sr., impressed on him some sound advice. "Answer every question shortly and concisely and literally, and y -n won't be far wrong," said Jebson, Sr. Jebson agreed, but before the exam he had to fill up a form which asked: Description of father." Jebson wrote: "Stout old man, with red face and whiskers." Belgium has been the scene of more Important battles than any other country In the world. HOY'S YOUR APPETITE? When Stomach Distresses Ton, Take This Advice Indianapolis, Ind. "For three or four years I suffered terribly with backache . and pains in my stomach. Most of tha time my appetite was poor. I took one) bottle of Dr. Pierce's Golden Medical Discovery and soon began to improve, and by the time I bad taken the fourth bottlo I was well. I can now eat and work as well as ever. However, I continue to take the Golden Medical Discovery occasionally." John K. Johnson, 2139 Martindale Ave. You can quickly put yourself in A-l condition by obtaining Dr. Pier' Golden Medical Discovery in tablets or liquid, or write Dr. Pierce, president Invalids' Hotel in Buffalo, N. Y., for free medical advice. I terribly peeked np by a stiff- necked, rebellious wife. We'll stop J there for a cup of tea ant J if she raises i a rur.pns you'll see me take her by the horns," Mrs, Cawkins was a lean, sallow, srern-f a ced woman cf some forty years with a face like bitter herbs; her husband a laildiuav.nered, shiftless man who, encouraged by Mr. Cart-wright, had taken to riding through the v.pper counties as a preacher a course of conduct of which his wife heartily disapproved. Solicited by her husband she sullenly made tea for the trave'ers. When it had been drnnk the two preachers knelt in a comer of the room and Mr. Cartwright began to pray in a lotid voice. Mrs. Cawkins shoved the table about and tipped ever the chairs and dropped the rolling-pin as a counter demonstration. The famous circuit rider being in no way put out by this, she dashed a dipper of cold water on the head of her bus!" and. The praying stopped. Mr. Cartwright rose from his knees and commanded her to desist. On her declaration that she would not he laid hold of the woman nd forced her out of the door and closed and lolted it and resumed his praying. Having recorded this remarkable incident in his diary, Samson writes: "M;.ny cf these ignorant people in the lonely, prairie cabins are like children. Cartwright leads them on like a father and sometimes with the strong hand. If any of them deserve a spanking they get It. He and others like him have helped to keep the cabin people dean and going np hill instead of down. They have established schools and niissions and scattered good books and com forte i sorrows and kindled good desire In the hearts of the humble." As they were leaving, Mr. Cawkins told them that the plague had broken out In the settlement on Honey creek, where the quarterly meeting was to le held, and that the ieople had been rapidly "cym off. Samson knew from this that the smallpox a dreaded and terrible scourge of pioneer days had come again. "It's dangerous to go there," said Cawkins. "Where is sorrow there is my proper place," Cartwright answered. "Those people need comfort and the help of God." "I got a letter from a lady there," Cawkins went on. "As nigh as I can make out they need a minister. I can read print handy bat writin' bothers me. You read It, brother." Mr. Cartwright took the letter and read as follows: "Dear Sir: Mr. Barman gave me your name. We need a minister to comfort the sick and help bury the dead. It is a good deal to ask of yoti but if you feel like .taking the chance of coming here I am sure you could do a lot of good. We have doctors enough and it seems a pity that the church should fail these people when they need It most. If yon have the courage to come you would win the gratitude cf many people. For a month I have been taking care of the sick and up to now no harm has come to me. "Yours respectfully, "DIM KELSO." " A man's heart deviseth his way but the Lord directeth his steps, said Cartwright. "For three days I have ft Jt that He was leading me." "I begin to think that He has been leading me," Samson declared. "Bim Kelso is the person I seek. "I wouM have gone but my wife took cn so I couldn't get away, said Cawkins. "I'll come back some day soon and you and I will pry the devil out of her with the crowbar of God's truth and nirey," Cartwright assured him as he and Samson took the road to the north. " On their way to the Honey creek settlement the lion-hearted minister told of swimming through flooded rivers, getting lost on the plains and suffering for food and water, of lying down to rest at night in wet clothes with no shelter but thewoods, of hand- to-hand fights with rowdies whe en deavored to sell drink or create a Iis- ur ance at his meetings. Such was the r.iH for righteousness woven by mar.v hands into the fabric of the West. A little before sundown they reached the settlement. Samson asked a man In the road if he knew where they could find the nurse Bim Kelso. "Do ye mean that angel o God in a white dress that takes fceer o' the sickT" the man asked. "I guess that would be Bim, said Samson. "She's over in yon house, the oth er answered, pointing with his pipe to a cabin some twenty rods beyond them. "Thar's twp children sick thar an" the mammy dead an buried in the ground." "Is the plague getting worse? Cartwright asked. "No, I reckon it's better. Nobody has come down since the day before yestiddy. Thar's the doctor com in". He kin tetl ye." A bearded man of mid'Ile age was Plrmchlng them it tho saddle. "I am Peter CartT'sri;f . LJw- beer CHAPTER XX Continued. 19 They had a happy half-hour at the table," Mrs. Brir.istoad iHir.g in better spirits since her hussar.. I had gM back to his fariir.c. Annabel, hvr form filling with the jiraeV- sn1 i-hr.mi of V(v.-jsr'ho1. theiv snl mere ec-n;e;y t;;.;n ever. Tlv had l-n speakinc of Jai Kelso's death. "I heard him say once ihat when he saw a beautiful young face it reminded hira of noble singing ami the odor of growing com." said Saras'. rd rather see the face." Joe remarked, whereupon they all lar.gted and the boy blushed to the roots of his blond hair. "He's become a wan of good Judgment," said T?r:Tritead. Annabel's sister Jar.e. who had clnr.g to the wr.gon in No Ssnta Clacs Iand, was a bright -eyed, merry -hcarted girl of twelve. The boy Robert was a shy. good -hiking lad a little older than Joslah. "Well, what's the news?" Sanion asked. "Noth:n" has happened sTr.ce we saw you bit the fall of KI Dorado," P.rimstead answered. "The ro was the robbery of the r..:v! stage last sumraer a few miles north of here," said Mrs. Rri instead. '"Every sir.ttch of the mail was stolen. I gnevs that's the reason we haven't had no letter from Vermont in a yeir. "Maybe that's why we haven't hesrd from h -n e," Samson echn.d. -Vhy d-nt yon leave Joe here while you're gone to Chicago?" Annabel fcsked. Tt would help his education to rass'e around with Robert an" the girls." said Brimstead. "Would you like to stay'" Sams -n asked. I wouldn't mirid." said Josiah who, on the loneiy rrairie, had had few companions of his own age. So it happened that Samson went on alone. Near the sycamore woods he came upon a gray-haired man lying I by the madside with a horse tethered j near hira. The stranger ws sick with a fever. Samson got down from his horse. "What can I do for yeu?" he asked. The will of Goi," the stranger feebly answered. "I prayed for help and yon have come. I am Peter Cart-wright, the preacher. I was so sick and iveak I had to get off my horse and lie down. If you had not come I think that I should have died here. Samson gave him some of the medicine for chills and fever which he always carried in his pocket, and water from his canteen. "Is there any house where I could cn;i r.eip ana - sceitcr iot you - ne asked presently. "Xo, but I feel better glory to God !" said the preacher. '"If yon can hep me to the back of my horse I will try to ride on with you. There is to be a quarterly meeting ten miles np the ror.d tcnicbt. Nothing shall keep me from ray d"ty. I may save a dozen souls from he'il who knows? Sainton was astonished at the ir..n will ami holy seal of this iron-hearted, strr g-armed. f.ghtir.g preacher cf the prairks of wh-va he had heard much, lie lifted hira find sot him oa the back of his hor?" -"-xl blessed you wiih great strenclh," said the latter. "Are yon a Christian?" "I am." Thr-' rode 0:1 in silence. Presently ijcrisoTi r.!.m-v-d tlat the preacher was actually asieep and snoring in As a Counter Demonstration. the saddle. They proceeded for an hour or more In this manner. When the horses were wallowing through a wale the preacher -awoke. "Glory be to God !" he shouted. "I un bette-. I shall be able to preach noIgt-t. A little farther on Is the fxU if Br.-ttbcr Cawkins. He has v sick and bury the dead, said Sam- son s companion. "We welcome you. but if you stop here you will have to stay until the opideniie is over." 'That I am prepared to do." "Then I shall take yon where you can find entertainment, s'tch as it Is." "First, this man wishes to speak to Miss Kelso, the nurse," said Cartwright. "He is a friend of hers." "You can see her but only at a distance," the doctor answered. "I must keep you at least twenty feet away from her. Come with me." They proceeded to the stricken house. The doctor entered and presently Bim came out. Her eyes filled with tears and for a moment she could not speak. "Why didn't you let me know of your troubles?"' Samson asked. "Early last summer I wrote a long letter to you," she answered. "It didn't reach me. One day In June the stage was robbed of its mail down In Tazewell county. Your letter was probably on that stage." "Harry's death was the last blow. 1 came out here to get away from my troubles perhaps to die. I didn't care." "Harry is not dead." said Samson. !ler right hand touched her fore head; her lips foil apart; her eyes took on a look of tragic earnestness "Not dead!" she whispered. "He is alive and well." Bim staggered toward him and fell to her knees and lay crouched upon the ground, in the dusky twilight shakinc and choked with sobs, and Shaking and Choksd With Sobs. with tears streaming from her eyes but she was almost as silent as the shadow of the coming night. She looked like one searching in the dust for something very precious. The strong heart of Samson was touch-Mi by the sorrowful look of her so that he could not speak. Soon he was able to say in a low, irombling voice: "In every letter he tells of his love for you. That article in the paper was a cruel mistake." After a little silence Bim rose fron the ground. She stood, for a moment w iping her eyes. Her form straight ened and was present! v erect. Her soul resented the injustice she ha suffered. There was a wonderful and touching dignity in her voice and manner when she asked: "Why didn he write to meZ" "He must have written to you." Sadly, calmly, thoughtfully, she spoke as she stood looking off at the fading glow in the west: "It Is terrible how things can work together to break the heart and will of a woman. Write to Harry and tell him that he must not come to see me again. I have promised to marry an other man." "I hope it isn'f Davis" said Samson "It is Davis." "I don't like him. I don't -think he's honest. "But he has been wonderfully kind to ns. Without his help we couldn' have lived. We couJdn't even have given my father a decent burial." "Has he been out here to see you?' "No." "And he won't come. That mil knows how to keep out of danger. I don't believe you'll marry him." "Why?" "Because I Intend to be a father to vcu and pay all your debts," said Samson. The doctor, called from the door of the cabin. Bim said: "God bless you and Harry!" as she turned away to take up her task again. That night both of them began, as they say, to put two and two together. While l e rode on in the growing dusk '- icecn iu'eUect of "Sauisoo mw More than one person in Washington has commented upon "lie beauty of the young women who accompany the French delegation as secretaries. One of the most attractive of them Is Mile. Luzanne Etienne, secretary to M. Edouard Carteron, assistant chief of the ministry of foreign affairs. U. S. MARKET REPORT Marketgram of Bureau of Markets and Crops. Washington. Xov. 26. For the week ending November 23. HAY Quoted November 23: No. 1 timothy. New York, $26.0C; Philadelphia. fc23.00; Cincinnati, flV.iO; Pittsburgh, 21.0t; Chicago, $23.X; Minneapolis. JiS.50; Kansas City, $14.00; No. 1 alfalfa. Kansas City, $22.00; Omaha. 116.50: Memrhis. 24.00; No. 1 prairie, Kansas City. J12.00; Omaha. $12.K; Chicago, JlJi.00; No. 1 clover. Cincinnati, $22.00. FEED Quoted November 23: Bran and middlings $16.00, flour middlings $21.00, linseed meal $38.30, Minneapolis; bran $24.25, middlings $24.50. Philadelphia; 36 per cent cottonseed meal $34.oO, Memphis; white hominy, $21.60; gluten, $23.6o. Chicago. FRUITS AND VEGETAULES Annie markets steady; movement slow. Almost no sales at shipping points last two days. New York Baldwins, A-2Vi. vlosed steady In New York at $6.50-.M) per barrel; firm in Chicago at $7.50. Maine No. 1 up in Pittsburgh at $7.50; steady in Philadelphia at $6..o. Potato markets dull and weak. Northern round whites, carlot sales In Chicago, 50c lower at $1.25-1.50 per 100 pounds. F. o. b. sales In Michigan down 10c at $1.50-1.55 sacked, down 2Tc in Wisconsin at $1.00-1.23, warehouse cash to growers. Mid die western yellow onions steady In New York at $5.25-5.50; up 25c In Cincinnati at $5.50-6.75. Middle western reds and California yellows. $5.00-5.00, Chicago. GRAIN Markets uncertain the first half of week, but undertone improved and prices tended upward. Buying was induced by advance in sterling exchange, strength In stocks and cotton, crop deterioration from drought in Australia and big decrease in the visible supply. Exports domestic wheat and flour July 1 to Novemmber 26 about 179.000,000 bushels, based almost entirely on official reports. Closing prices In Chicago cash market: No. 2 red winter wheat, $1.22; No. 2 hard winter wheat. $1.12; No. 2 mixed corn, 52c: No. 2 yellow corn. 53c; No. 3 white oats, 35c; Average price to farmers in central Iowa for No. 2 mixed corn, 3lje; to farmers !n central North Dakota ror No. 1 dark northern wheat. $1.06; to farmers in central Kansas for No. 2 hard winter wheat. 95c. For the week Chicago December wheat advanced 3Vjc, closing at $1.10; Chicago December corn up 2V4C at Vic; Minneapolis December wheat up 5c at $1.22: Kansas City December wheat up 4c at $1.03: Winnipeg December wheat up S3ic at $1.064: Chicago May wheat closed at $1,123: Chicago May corn 5fc: Minneapolis May wheat. $1.21: Kansas City Mav wheat $1.06; Winnipeg Miy wheat, 51.11. LIVE STOCK Chicasro hog rrices de-illred 10c to 15c per 100 lbs. during the week. Beef steers advanced 2o-: with some grades up more. Butcher cows and lie'fers ranged 25c to 50c higher; feeder steers up l'K? to 2-"c. Fat lambs and yearlmss advanced 2-e to oc: feeding lambs and fat ewes not materially changed. November 23 Chicago prices: Hogs, top, $.'j"; bulk of sales. $6.fir-6.s5; medium and frood ber-f steers, $6 O0-1O.25-: butcher cows and heifers. $3.35-9.00; feeder steers, $4.e0-'!.00; light and medium weight veal calves $5..v?-D.O0; fat Iambs. $8.73-10.00; feeding lambs, $7.50-S.5o; yearlings, I0.O0-S.50; fat f2. ,5-4.75. Stocker and feeder shirm?nt3 from twelve important markets during the week ending November 1 amounted to: Cattle and calves, 119.197: hogs, 4,H: sheep. 109. 5" 4. DAIRY PRODUCTS Butter: Closing prices. 92 score: Chicago, 45c. Cheese: Prices at Wisconsin prmary markets, November 22: Twins. 19c; Daisies. 1914c; Double Daisies, lSc; Longhorns, 1914c. FARM CO-OPERATION GAINING United States Grain Growers, I nc, Reports 25,000 Members in Middle West. Atlanta. Ga., Xov. 24. The United States Grain Growers, Incorporated, Is now the largest co-operative grain-marketing organization in the world. In point of membership, bushels of grain to be handled and territory covered, C. II- Gustafson, its president, told the American farm bureau federation here. The farmers corporation was formed in Chicago last April. "We have nearly 25,000 members in ten Middle West states representing at least f0.000,000 bushels of marketable grain, President Gustafson reported. "If the present rate of progress continues the United States Grain Growers will have 150,000 members a year from now. Must Shoot to Kill. Washington, Nov. 28. "There Is to be no reprimand for the marine who, while guarding mails, kills a hobo. He will be backed up to the limit, said Col. E. H. Shaughnessy, second assistant postmaster general. Canada to Honor Unknown. Ottawa, Nov. 28. Canada Is to pay her tribute to her unknown war dead. The body of an unknown soldier from the Dominion will be brought from the western front and burled beneath the Victory tower.

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