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THE DAILY FREE PRESS Artie struggled valiantly to . spent distinctly.v, VA tliou—a-, .tbou—a -hlel 1 a thousanl, qi'.shap:^ ij- : • With considerable slowness and de^. liberation the &ansaction was made, and Fitzhugh pocketed Artie's I O tJ lor a thousand 'dollars..: •"•. •' '' The early winter darlniess had closed '•Ita before thefjcame: endec£ and 'most of the gamblers'were ready : for bed,-Very quietly Fitzhugh went In turn to all those who had taken Artie's I O U's and bought them In. In all they^ amounted to 1 over eight thousand dollars', and "the ones he himself held brought'the total to ten thousand . five hundred. .. ..." ..--.:•..-" . Fitzhugh ' was alone.-In a private compartment of his broker's office on Monday, morning . .when, -.promptly 'at ten, Otis entered. With a brief-'-'Good morning," the capitalist came' straight. to. the point. -<. ... "Yon" are.with us, Fitzhugh?" "Sit down, Otis. Make yourself comfortable. Try 'one of these' cigars; You'll -find them of an excellent' flavor." Otis toot a cigar from the proffered case and sat on the-edge of the only- remaining chair 1m the small room. Resting a long hand on his knee, he tapped his wiry fingers impatiently against his leg. He -was a little annoyed by FItzhugh's easy cois 'dlality.' He never liked to mix good fellowship "with business. "Well? You are coming In with us?" "For all I am worth." "Good!" Otis sat back a little farther on his chair and smiled his satisfaction. "Good for you," ; 'What we want .most of all Just now Is cash?" "Yes, and lots of It." Fitzhugh took out his check book, rested It on the small writing • table, " >riacL a pen In th.e ink. "I will give you'-C-' check now for two hundred thousand." Otis returned to the edge of his chair.. "We must have at least half a million now, and perhaps five millions i altogether. I thought we went Into all that Saturday night.'.' "So we did. And I repeat I aii with you for all I am worth." " Otis removed the glasses from his aquiline'nose, and, twirling'them, on his finger, looked at the younger man' Inquiringly. "I don't believe I quite .understand J you," he said. ' I "Didn't i speak distinctly?- J say' again I am ready to pool, my Interests] with yours to the last cent I possess." j He opened his checlc book, filled In ! tha date, stopped with pen. poised, I "Will you take my check for two hun- j dre<l thousand?" THE TEAKETTLE By RUBY B. SPEER. - While Fitzhagh'talked a great. light •had been 'dawning upon his caller.- It now burst upon him effulgehtly and he saw the truth. He stood up. *'I understand," he said icily. "1 hardly think there ia need for further words." - ! He turned to go. But suddenly 'the thought of how simply he had been "taken in" became too much even for Ms half-starved sense of humor. He stopped at the door. "It; was very cleverly done," he congratulated.-- "You-are a gifted actor." '"Then you won't accept my check?" "No. This IE no game for rabbits to play in." Fltzlmgh smiled. "So yon think 1 am a rabbit?"' Otis deemed the question unworthy an answer, and the door closed behind him' CHAPTER ix. , . Slondiy afternoon Fitzhugh rang, the doorbell of Artie's apartment. Soon I Artie appeared. ."My business," explained Fitzhugh, when the servant had gone, "has to do with your I 0 O's which I hold." "Aw, yes. You did let me have a few hundreds, 1 remembah." "The total amouut," said Fitzhugh, "is eleven thousand dollars." : • "No!" Artie jumped violently. "You let me have no such sura. It's a false- Ihood!" I "Don't get excited! I bought in all jy'our paper alter the game. It totals -eleven' thousand cloliars, just as .1 -(Bald." Artie sprang to his feet, and, light- iinjr ' a cigarette, began pacing nerv- ;OUKly to and fro. Tossing tlie ciga- ,'rette- aside, he sat down, resting-his elbow on " his knee, .and. .passed his 'hand shakily across his brow. • -."T can't-do anything-.-for you now," ' lie muttered,' without looking up. •"•• -Ji.myancp.is overdrawn and 1 I'm I :-In a' hole"; y«rali have to wait, that's ,iau." .*'•••"-•;•'';'•; ..•••:;-;. - •• : -.• . tlgave I- saTdVi'-'Wdul'dn't?'" suggestdd! wit&ifsib'>&!*?». v-£"..u -"'..;' • '.'. Artie, looked up qpickly, a sadden -.(lad hope leaping- toft's pale eyes. "Then yotf won't &?ss me'for Itr wondered eagerly "No!" Artie Jumped Violently. "You Let Me Have No Such Sum. It's a Falsehood!" or the entire."batch, -if you—" ' "Only command mel I'll cto anything you say." "The'.last three days," continued Fitzhugh, watching .the effect of bis words. "I've had detectives working for me on a rather delicate matter. They were making a secret investigation of you and your family. I know to a aicety your .financial status,'your so- ciul standing, and, I knew before 1 came here that you were unusually hard up at .present I need a social, valet, and-rm.-.willing to give you the job." . "My deah fellow—" "I shall want to join the best clubs. Your part is obvious. You will introduce me to people whom I wish to meet, you will procure me the entree to homes I wish to enter. There will be other commissions which I shall give you from time to time, and as' you fulfill them I will return, one by one, your I O U's." The effect of the proposal upon Artie was somewhat singular. He screwed up his mouth in a ludicrous rruinner and emitted n sound that \vasl a cross between a baby's crow of du- HiKlit and the', screech of a peacock. "It's excruciating!" he cried, when j he found his breath. "It'll be fright-1 ful fun." He sobered suddenly. "Aw— j I say! One teeny-weeuy peep at the I slips, what?" Kitzhugh showed him the I O D's. and he' nodded his -head brightly, j Then his mirth overcame him a second j time and he went off into another peal' of-delight.- j While Fitzhugh sat watching him in critical silence a servant entered andj announced several callers. •" "Ask 'em to toddle right In." Then, turning on Fitzhugh: "I'll try you- on my friends—what?" He smiled prettily. "•••-.• ..- y . . ..- "I suppose I can stand it," / • The four or. five young men who entered were, for the. most part, of 'Artie's class. They were flaccid, listless, seemingly... consumed-, with ennui and a-weary-of the 'world. They talked languid^ -of tailors and. different makes of motorcars. They expressed lukewarm preferences for a certain brand of cigarette or a .particular kind of mixed drink. None had a-ny individuality . but all were cut from the same pattern. , Some time later, -ln : the street below, Fitzhugh paused a "moment in the falling snow and spoke feelingly to himself. "It's enough," said he, "to make a nmn stop posing.". Then he 'went home, addressed an envelope to Kathleen Otis, slipped therein a one-dollar bill and after it a card, upon which he wrote: "May you have a Merry Christmas Is the wish of him who bought the soap and water." (To be continued.) v^i/i ., . ; PRUEL "WOMAN: 1 Mr. Cheapskate: '-I-think I sh.aU 'tiujt--nayself: an aii.t(>; coat. .'.';"'• -:! " -.', ,His\wife':V'.Why"'den ! t yon''bu'yi a Jitney cSat^it-,Wtfuia BjS-neaffe-"#our 'a&V&~-.r&M^\-^tt:::.. .•;:-:--..•*:' . • ; Like Umbrellas. If e'er in blimps and aeroplane* •Twill'i>e jnan's lot to rbanv ' now believe " ' " (©. 1920.- by HcClure Newspaper Syndicate.) . " '"Well, I like that,"' mtittered Mary. Knapp, In a- tone that negatived' her words; as she-raised her-eyes from the note to 'look after-the retreating messenger boy. A-galn-she read the'note. - '"Dear Mary—I'll --be- away • a-Vfew-': dfi3's.'' i .SttUdenly"remembered.PtJiit w.e. forgot to-'empty the,- camp i teakettle. and I'don't want it to freeze. -Leaving on ttie.lO:l6. Yours*. : : ED." "Of: "all foolishness," breathed:.Mary.-i "Hushing >off.'100 miles intp."another state to .empty, a teakettle..- There'i'' .something more in tihiei wind," she hint-~ ed darkly, "as she! closed the 'door and r •went toward ithe,.dlnlng room.' ••'_•_ • She was not really .hurt or grleved- at his sudden going; for they'were-as calm and undemonstrative as the average middle-aged couple, and-hia,- : business often, took..htm on sudden' trips. He had Bade her his usual affectionate good-by on -leaving, after breakfast, but his curious quest vexed, while. It amused, her. With her thoughts still' in a fog Mary stooped to pick up the morning paper that had fallen beside Ed's chair, at the table.'•• As she glanced carelessly at the paper her eyes caught a line announcing the- opening of the deer season in a. neigh-, boring; state.' : . "So that's it," laughed Story,- dropping into a chair. ; "The teakettle had to be emptied, indeed!" Ed Knapp was was never happy, without his full" quota of depr every season. • "Why diiinlt he tell me he was go- I ing? Afraid I'd' think' he ought to stay home- working?" sbe chuckled. 'Td tike to go, too;".-she added regretfully, for Mary had-been a good shot . in her youth and shevstlll 'hunted and tramped. Years ago she and Ed had met one hunting season, she a -fann- .er's -daughter, he a city sportsman. Unknowingly they had shot at the same deer and it was Mary's shot that • felled it. Friendship sprang- from i their similarity of .tastes, and love and • marriage soon followed. The cares of the crowding years soon took Mary's . •time from sportsmanship; but. •.•eui.-h '• year the family spent its vacation 'in-, a cabin near-the site of. her old home. ! "I know the very deer he is after," ' thought Mary, "the big buck that drank every evening from the brook below tie cabin. I'm going to have a shot at it, too. I took a deer from him once, unintentionally, and I'll do it this time, malice aforethought." Mary flashed a glance at the clock. It was 9:30 and Ed was leaving on the 10:30. Well, she would, be on the same train, seeing,. but unseen. ' She thought rapidly of, preparations; .her bag to pnck, her rifle to examine and | oil, nnrl her house to close. First she ! called n cab. As she donned her hunting suit her busy mind checked off the j necessary " details. She found her i hunting license and cabin key snugly buttoned in an inside pocket. She I must pack some clothing for Ed for he , had pone unprovided. -Some provisions j would be a good idea. She must put out n note for the milkman and tele- i phone the dressmaker who was com- I ing to-morrow; so her mind ran on. • I Mary's heart was beating a tattoo j as she took her seat in the train after , seeing Ed-enter the .smoker. " As the' train whizzed 'on she laid her plans. •! Ed would doubtless- go to 'the north | village, from which a good road around ; the mountain led to camp. He "might walk or" hire a rig. She decided to stop at the south village; for she knew. a short cut over the seemingly inaccessible mountain. She 'had not spent i her girlhood, in. that country for nothing. She feared that Ed might see her when she got off the train, but all was well. She hired a village boy to carry-her load over the mountain while led the way towards camp. .-;/. Light snow had fallen and the gaunt trees tossed and strained. -~ At the cabin she set the boy to worki airing the -bedding and making a fire ,, while she loaded her guh. '.... ~ 1 Down through the pine woods she. ^" slipped toward the brook to await her ' quarry. Determination, sparkled from her brown eyes and'animation glowed j in her rosy cheeks. Ed might come at 1 any minute, also the deer. 'Hardly hart she hid In; a chimp of pines when Ed swung in "view. It was evident ro "Mary: that he, ,too, '-was hunting ' a place to-hide before "the-stag at eve, had drunk his fill." , I Mary's heiirt missed a beat as Ed- header!, for her covert, but he stopped : by a big tree nncl heainn putting ills ' gun together. Convulsed with silent'; •laughter, Mary sat in her thicket. She I longed to call out, "Have you emptied I the teakettle. Ed?" But instead-she i kept silently nlert for the fleer. ' Ed*j had adjusted his gun nnd was search- I ing for ammunition ivlien the big buck I stepped daintily from a thicknt on th'e-K opposite bank. At Ed's dismayed ex-" clamaflon the bis fe!!ow threw up his; head, affording Mary a wonderful shot, and the deer-fell. . . A ghost could-not bnve surprised Eel more than Mary.did as she .emerged from the thicket. "Marvj" he gasped "what?" ' "I came," safd-Mary demurely," "to see that the'valuable-aluminum te'a- :.kettle : was' emptied - properly.. It has' -been 'refilled and -must ^be ,' r bubbling merrily by this : tihie, . Wh'af do'you say -t.q -.coffee ,and venison steak ; for"' "supper'?" :" ; "• '<•:,"'-'••"••' -'i"-•"£.-.• - --. _" : "Jove, Mary, yon are a brick;" grinned Ed sheepishly 'Til.get you a whole, aluminum set; for camp, next '-. • i lORZnmiTHE MISERY OF LjrttoTE. finfc ham's Vegetable Compound. 'Tis "not • in battles of-'youtji we., train The governor-,who must', be wise'and. good. - ... ' •• : And\temper tf*Hh~trje sternness of the brain y • "-. ". :..'.: % . -,-,- ; . ';. ; .^Thoughts • motherly, - and . meek. as. • ."womanhood!"' .'' " • -. •- • idom^ ,dpth.. live-- with."' children' round her; kneesv , . ; r i '' i^m 8 -*NB>UNP«V.^Ni»i^- lllla»^.«™llVegetable-'Cbm- . rand- vna . recommended ;to me: and ith'e beatirig' 6t the and the' care hot'to "lose! -the .a 1 i r • incorporated:, '•when- istirring". in: ^the flour..: Then .:the ; "baking .oven' Judgment . neyer 4 comes to,.spme.-womeh In Ltne'cpurs'e. of.their liv.^s," 1 ^'say^ 'Kat^' Bouglas W'ig- .i'lt is 'as" unreasonable*j .. ..,-._... • '• to.'--suppose'' all women - -I'JElie one whieh:Ehe should-;most zeal- gifted In-beirig. good''cooks as It would , onsly guard is her health, but:^heof^ten be -t*; expect: them : to be. musicianror ^^^JE-*? ?ojn season'until some artists,.- Because the majority of -.sin .ap 'th ini Ufa Wdo" all my WOTt- :cl highly recommend 3 y-o nr medicine ana "tell' everyone. I meet - .-.Jlich.: does'not follow that.they are by-"that necessity 'dpl'rigj-the work ' for /which' they'-are especially qualified. •/ • lu these .days.of thin cream which refuses to whip, 'a. solution calle'd vis-. cogen will be useful, wliich.may.be 'mn'de at home a-nd lscpt--lud.efi'nitely if we'll stoppered. Take-.five ounces of sugar and dissolve in ten ounces of water. Adrl six ounces of cold water to two ounces of quicklime.and : "let it gradually slake; then' strain through a fine, sieve, to .'remove unslaked- particles. 'Combine the", two liquids, and' shake occasionally for two -hours.'. In.V three hours set the mixture asi'de to- settle, then siphon or pour off the. clear liquid.,- Store In. small bottles tightly; corked, as the liquid absorbs carbohic : . acid from tiio air. thus darkening .'the color nnd reducing the strength. Keep either in a dark bottle or wrap -the bottle' la dark -paper. Use one-fourth'- of n -teaspoonful of the viscogen to' three-fourths - of ;a cupfuj of cream, wf-ll chilled. _Sttr well,-then beat with' an tCgg-beater'as usual.- . Kitchen -Bouquet.—The ;browning used for gravies, and various sauces' may be made at home.. Put a cupful of sugar in an iron frying pan over the fire. Stir and shake until Tt' turns" a dark brown. '\ Add a half-cupful ;pf boiling water, a' clove of garlic, one chopped onion, six whole • cloves, a teaspoonful of salt, a dash> of tabasco . sauce and a saltspoonful of black :pepper. Simmer twenty minutes, strain and bottle for use. Use a teaspoonful to flavor and color any meat sauce. that has been wonderfully successful in restoring health to suff ering women. . . - If you hsree the slightest-doubt that I Lydia E. ;Pinkham's Vegetable;' Com- ponnd wfll help you; -write tb-'Ilydia'E. Khkhahi' Medicine .-.•Co.": '(confidential) ! Lynn, Mass., for advice. Your letter' j will be" opened, read and answered by a . wqman, and held in strict confidence. HAD -AN' OBJECT IN POSING I Government Demonstration' Agent* I Give Advice Concerning Pretty and Convenient Dwellings. (Prepared by the United States Department ot Agriculture.) . It does not cost any more to build a house which will be pretty and convenient than it do«s to erect a homely nnd inconvenient dwelling, the hoine- 'demonstr.'ition ;.agpnts are telling the people in their' territories. The" stata. ngi'lculturri! colleges itml the United Stales .depattiuect of agriculr.n-e arc hacking, up this "home beautiful" movement. In some states the -work is yet in the" lecture, stage und.. in others demonstration-homes are being, erected which are. to serve as goo'd ex- .a.myles of architecture in that com- iiiunity.' . . '''"."' " Such a home was biiilt last summer in Tu'lladega county; Alal'Nbt'only. its plans, but its decoratibn-iand. land-- scape setting as well, have been made accor.djng...tQ;-the.-designs of- the govern-'j -Moose-Didn't-.Stand for Her. Photograph Jiist to. Accomodate ths Camera Holder. '. A moose out'in" the wilds .dfles hot stnp-to pose for her picture., There, is (jener'allya--reason'-for the peculiar rictioris. of .wild things. In the current issue of the -Hunjter-Trader-Trapper, published—in_ C.olumbus,..!.Q., ..liunters write of' their experience. "We had an • early start Thursday and 'Sam soon, proclaimed that his pipe foretold moose. The first bend was . rounded and kneerdeep in . the water stood a fat sleek cow. Our canoe advanced' toward 'frer, the camera set for an exposure. Sam called softly arid she advanced a hundred feet toward us, ears erect, with •ir'ciiribu.s '.what are..you'- manner. "At '75 feet she stopped and posed for the picture, and then waited until we .were 50'.' feet away before she" turned into the woods. At the "top of the bunk she waited for us'tb pass before crashing into the timber. • "Her action was explained when we turned tlie bend .and at the water's edge saw her calf-, a fine four, or five months', old fellow, which climbed the bank aiid was away after her at once." Keep SrcrnV, Liniment handy to • •••_ -pit-tut "K'ciftood".back •" . '"•-" .'•'•'•''"• iatp'.<ho r fiystcm -.• -j." A LL-it needs"iff just-one trial —a ,little applied-«.»<;«)»« r-ullring, for .-.'' .-;-...- ••!?*)•'!f/- n f!£ ata -^' to -coaviHcc you -°? ?'*. fp^'t'.'n relieving sciatica, lum- -' hago' neuralgia,'-lanie "musclcis," stiff- .:.'ne6s,: brutsesS,painSi--aches,.a'nd strain's ; < t : hej^)ter-jEffecj8 ( o.f.exposure.-' .--.. '•Use S h ^ c 3 D S^? r1 ?°i!} is Battered, jirompt- •"ly, cleanly, without effdrf.'economically. ;^*pU2becpn*a3regulaT''user>of: Sloan's ^ - JJ ' • enthusiasm.to \ \ v ^ . SWARTZ O8TEOPATHHC PHYftlCfAN Chronic Diceacei • •pnliity Offle* In Laudcr-NkhoU Bid* W. W, HAMILTON , Coal and Ice MACKEY COAL OFFICE - Phoiw 204 . HAMILTON & BRADLEY Attorney* at Law Phone 252 K 8u!t« 112-115 New Hamilton Building DELIA CALDWELWM. D, I McANALLY-BLNLDINQ j 211 Waat Main Street Office Hour*—* to 10 A.M.; 2 te 4 P.H, CARBONBALE CANDY KITCHEN Home Made Candlea and Ice Croat* Telephone 144 V , WATCH THE BIG 4 'Stomach-Kldneys-Heart-Liver Keep the vital orgaps healthy by regularly-taking the world's standard, remedy -.for i;jddney, liver, bladderi-and .uric acid;';trpjj£>les— GOLDMEDA1, EeONOMY COAL YARD t. B. WOODS, PROP.' Wa»h»d Nut, Egg and Uim> Phone 149 K. HENRY BAIN TRANSFER GET OUR PRICES Phone 4»« L •-.f;-, &L-- H. 6. HALL & CO. 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