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""^ THE IQta: DAICY REiSISTER. FRIDAY EVENINq FEBRUARY 26.1915. 1* 5-^ By Ji)hn Fleming Wilson •y •y #ekl4R»B(«neiit for iMi iMtallmiBis of "XU MMtw lUjr" •-y now b. Men .i ih« iMrffaig - mt fictm* thMtm. S7 MraaiMMM aad* •mh dM UohwMl fte MAindKluriai ^ce «rMy II ti aoi oa> poMftto M / CMd "Tha MMMT lUjr" to liiii paper. bu> ateu •ftat> . war4 to tM avvtoC picture* of <nii •tory COPYRIGHT, 11114, BY JOHN PLEMINC- WILSON 4- CHAPTER XV 'lll. The Rattle In the Mine. |OR an iKiur or so Driike eqiilv- ociited .111(1 trk>d to postpone iiction. But It was made lilafu to tilm tbut be coiilil not arold nation. The starvlnjfnien were in no jbuiuor for words. They demanded feSBd .-ind wajjes. At last saw that be must do somcthinc Jmmedlntely. He called • someior the Headers Into the office and wUb itppareiit fnuikncss fold tbem be bad knownj: nothlut: of the situation and that'be fe]^ sure Wilkersou was unaware of "U'Unt are .voii i:oius to do?" came the demand; ; ' "This." • r ^plliHl Drake, nritlng rap- Idly. Ue .siiowt'd theiu the message: Harr>- Vl'llkerson. I.09 Angeles. Cal.: Come to mine al once. Trouble Is brewing j DRAKE. "Will that brills; him?" demanded one of thein i-oldly. "It will. -Now who will take U and send It?" r Two meijf volunteered to take old Tom Kaue| burros and make the trip. •And wbjie youie in SUent Valley." Drake saidj yii'Miug to a smUleii In- splrutlou,' "'iakt^ tlils $20 and got some t'rnh for tfje'cjimp." "There's yStf 11 some loc-kod up in the rook buus^,'' said aiiother. "it's old Tom KanoJH iHikoiit. so wu d 'dn 't exactly feel {ik«> taking it." Drake turned to Tubbs quickly. "Dl8tHbHt<^ the food nk far as It will go," he said. Tubbs looked suddenly serious. "I guess youi 'better leave that to me." he ^ said lu « ^ow voice. "I know where It.wll! do the Kood." He winked slyly- I • Meantliu|0 .lohn iJorr. ICverett and Tom, Kiine were spending; long hours In discussing, what was to. be done to save the vilaster Ivey" to Ruth. i"om once more went over the exact situation at tlt^ mine and asserted that unless pronipt measures were taken not > only, would there be actual distress, but TlkeJy^riofin;.'. } "Yqu kBiOw sojie of the worst ones haug.-witfe • U'illcersoa," be said s'^im- ly. "and ibey might at any tlmfe take it Into th^lr beads to do a little dynamiting. ^iDynamiting is mighty dangerous s^uff around several thousand dollars' 5%ortb of machinery, and if thely blcwr up the workings there wouldn'tjbe any mine left, you see." "l see.ff said Krerett at last. "Not having the papers, 1 cant put this deal through ibe way I want to eventually But soiflething must be done on the apot" "In tbp way of money?" added Kane harshly,: , •'Precisely.",Everett assented with all ctaeertuInesB. "Now I'm going to loau-^ John Dorr here $3,000 today for the •MasterVKey' mine. Then"— John shook bis head. "That isn't busluesi-lifte." he protested. Everett fixed his keen eyes on him. "Any (Reason wby^, 1 shouldn't loan money to Mlag Kutb Gallon's manager and gtiiirdian? -Any reason why yo(j. looking-: after her interesU. should refuse h^p In fixing up her affairs'/" Dorr;ilushed. "1 didn't mean It that way. it seems as )f I kind of messed things|up myself, and 1—1 thought i might pet 'em set right by m.vself." •'You; called on me, and I'm the doctor,'" ^id Everett authoritatively. He pulled-out bis wallet and commenced counties out bills. "I came prepared for this, for I thought there might be an emergency." '"But who . will tike charge of It? Who will go to the mine"/" The (broker laughed at him. "Sot you. iSTou'd be in a fight In three mln^ utes, tipecially- if Witkerson turned up. Tom iitane Is our miin." He turned on the old mair abruptly. "Will you tak^ thisj4>ney and go?" Tbe'old cook stared at tbe crisi^ bills and tiien at Dorr. "I ain't hajndled paperrworth that much lately." lie remark^ "But If you want nie^to go in th^-e and feed them people arid get 'em t^ck to work and keep things going tip John con fix things up here I'll 8o-'" I • / Oh |>]s way to the mine Barry Wll- kec6<si'a couhtge, newly fired by a last ' conversation' with Jean Darnell, comment^ to ebb. ' : Dr«ke «n4*'JJftt)b» received him with nuad^ted riMlef. .K few wordx suf- li<ed.>iu make the status of alTairs plaint' Tubbs l(M>ked at his superior wlth{:Ktr.'ilned :iii.\'iety lu his bleared pyes| Dull and sodden with liquor as be ^yn.'<. be iindcij.stood f»erfectly that <'ver|;thlng depeiidinl on the next few iiay%. The engineer bad IIJ-JKI In mining !-am|)s and on the desert all his life, 'and he knew the passions engendered by the arid .mountains and the »cm(irsele.s8 desert What would Wll- ken«^n do? Was he a^troui: eiiough to hatM|le these men who wei-e ready for sinyt^lngi even to tiliMX^slimi if .-trou.sed? Wllkerxou b.-id lost his sense of fear . oddlj" eiijiugb. .Vs be b.-ul <:ojne. Into tti^j:amii |i doxen miners'had recttg- nizeti liiui ;ind .-JJSwlwl. He had feTt tlielij batied. and It fe<l. fat the mans sinister pa.ssioB U> do b.irni. fo^hurt. to destroy. .\ow be faced Drake and TubTis arrogantly^ •'It wont lie long till these chaps find out who"s' tbp boss." he said. With a significant look at Drake he pulled out the forgeil deeds and handed tbeni to Tubbs. "Thosi. mean that I'm legally the owner of the '.MaKier fvey* mine." he announced The engineer peered at thein dully. He haltingly niumbled over some of tbe legal phrases at the l»eglnnlng. saw tlu< names Thouias Callon and Harry Wilkerson piimiinently displayed. He was Imitressed. He did not understand tbe iiurport of the paiiers. lie did un- dersjand th.Jt WilUei-son was smiling with the insolence of triumph achieved. He grfijiied slowly and pa.ssed the papei-s l)aclt. • "I gueSS tbafll fix em.'"" lie sjiid hiis- kll.v. ••| guess it will." was the rejoinder. 'I'lililis sfeiiii'd tlioaghtful. glancing out of the '.vindiiw now and nguln. Drake vbi<-e«l his f.-elitig. "1'lre so.-^ier yi>u let tbe niiiicr< know iivl get ibing.s .sfUlod th.> better." Wilkersou licked bis dry lips. Tbe l>.nttle was on.,He broke the silence by saying gruffly. "Cnll 'em up here. Kill!" I Nothing loath, Tubbs went out on the porch, and bis hoarse tones 10- iounded through the little valley. In- itantly men aiti)eared from doorways, came from a dozen places In response lo that call. .\nd wouicn. clutching their children, peeiwl out t <i see what was in the air. When tlic- iiieu were gathered Iwfore dim Wllkerson ste;)ped forward .-ind commenced to si»eak.- He could not break their sullen silencv. and. after a few words of generalities, he mustered bis courage and shouted: "1 am the owner of this inluo: I have the deeds'! right here!"' The effect of this was 'far other than he had expected. .Not a murmur came from the still, motionless throng:.; It was as if they had not heard blm. In a lower tone he repeated It. "'I am the owner of the "Master Key' mineand all that goes with it.'" He held up the papers, and Bill Tubbs looked at them and gravely nodded bis bead, us much as to say that be bad inspected them and could vouch for their authenticity. sound from the miners. •. ' ' There is a quality in the silence of the crowd of earnest men that is more questioning than any word could be. The men who bad worked and tolled for old Tom Gallon, who had been deceived and bafiled; who had had their loyalty• tested to the utmost, now demanded through their imperious sl- It^nce that Wllkerson open np bis mind to them, if be. was iiidcrd the owner of tbe •"Muster Key," what did he Intend to do? "•You"d better say some more quickly," warned Drake in a low tone. And Wllkerson. com|ileteIy bewildered, set the match to the |>owder. He stepiied forward with as ugly a look aS be could assume and cried. '"Now tell me 'what you want'r" Instantl.v the air was filled w'tn rears ot race and disuiipoiutment Fifteen minutes later Harry Wllker­ son was sweating within the cabin. With a shakiitg iiand he ()oured btm- .self out a tumbler of Tubbs" whisky. Be bad. promised ihe mioen' back pay, steady work, full wages and food. He must make good, and he did not know how. "Tubbs." he said sharply, ••you must find out what men we can trust. Say nothing, but get all the Information you can. Ill make It worth the while of the men who'll stlclf by me." Again the engineer chuckled fatnons- ly. ••They'll all stick by ye," he said sagely, "sloiig as ye-f»ay 'em like you said .ve would." , It was late in the nfternobn when Tom Kane a[>i>eared on.the mail wagon. The driver bad already Informed him of how affairs were going, and the cook wasted no time. He climbed down from tlie high sent. Jerked his battered case out of the'w.agon and made straight for bis sbaiity. Within five minutes he bad divested himself of his black clothj-s and| donned U.'o official overalls and aprou.- Then he appeared on th« jwrch as calm and unconcerned as though he bad not been away. In no time ut all n <-ou|>le of dozen miners bad gathered to shake hands and swap news. .Vatunilly their biggest Item was Wilkerson's proclamation of ownership. . .At this Tom Kane laughed scornfully. He derided the pa(>ers. ridiculed the miners for l^eing fools easily taken In and siateil in set terms: that be. Tom Kane, actually held tbe placarof authorit.v. , This soon liime to Wilkers/Hi's ears, and he hurried down tbe hilt to stop »-b«t In- ktit^- to l»e JI dangenms aei'ex- 3 "u. In^^fiiflS" old ivok Ipcked boma \rltb poobpoobedf him to bis face, called htm names of peculiar virulence and offered to Hght him ou any term*. Before long the camp was In ni» uproar, and it was due to certain cooler beads that trouble did not ensue Immediately. These .men Insisted that there was time to settle the dispute of ownership, forced Wllkerson to withdraw bis command that Kane leave the mine Instantly and managed to bring a semblance of peace out of disorder.. Kane bowed bis neck to tbe yoke of.tbelr authority, but dispatched a trusty messenger to tlie station with , a telegram to John to come us soon ds possible. Wllkerson resorted to a scene which was eventually to threaten the very existence of the "Master Key." He sent Drake south to confer witii a desperado irbom he knew, who could gather n band of Mexicans like himself on short notice, ready for anything that promised loot. "Tell .lose to be here tomorrow night," he' Instructed him. •Til want about twenty men well armed." Drake rode away as from destruction, cursing the tuck that liad put him In tbe power of such a man. lu response to Kane's message .lohn Dorr. Ruth tiallun and Everett l«ft Beverly Hills for Sileut Valley. They arrived the third day after the cook, and from tbe moment they were recognized tbe miners dropped their attitude of sulky waiting and thronged abont their mistress, cheering and shaking hands. When they bad got Into tbe big house Kane arrived, apron and all. to report on the situation. "It's come to a showdown," he remarked. "Wiikerson has several of the worthless ; fellows here and a lot of half breeds hack In tbe bills. He knows 1 hnve that money of yours, and he's promised it to tlie Mexicans if they help lilm. Von see. Wnikerson wllj keep bis -skirts clejir that way. He can say that It was a raid by bandits." "How soon does all this happen?" drawled John. Kane glanced at liini ciirinusly. He understood that warning nut to frighten Kiitli and went 011 aiiily, ••Oh. 1 reckon Just as soon as Wllkei-son gets Tubbs weaned from ihal bottle of his." But when ituth bad gone to her own rooms the fuok wasted ni» words in* smoothing things over. •"You've got to act and act quick," he told .lohn .iiid Kverett. 'It aln^t tbe time for fooling. Tonight may do the business, for those -Mexicans are impatient. Uenieml>ej^tliat Wilkereon has tile keys to the powder lioiwe, and he has all kinds of chance to lay liLs traps." . , •"I" don 't think he;cted us so soon." John remarkwl. "A good ciwk. always has gi^ub fo .r people that drop in nneX |>ected like." was the grim response. ".Inst take n peek down there now.^' Through the window .lohn saw that the-camp-was quietly but surely dividing Into two iiarties. Tbe elder miners were gathered about the cook shanjy. .\ronnil the office stood a dozen or so nialrontents half dnmk. under the leadei-ship of Tubbs. who ^as wholly drunk, and on tbe porch talking to Wiikerson were a couple of Mexicans. ••It looks as if they meant to rush the camp." Dorr said thoughtfully. He proceeded to arm him.self. and Everett quietly followetl suit. •Tm going to talk to the b<»ys first.:' said Dorr. He left the bunpilow and strode off down: the hill. followi>d by the cook. A giiii was firetl up by the mine timnel luouUi. \ ••Tbal'.x a signal that tlj'e Mexicans jUre making troulile:" Kane shoute<l. '•'Look out for dynamite' in tlie shaft, JobnT' Without a word further Dorr leaped down from the porch of the cook shanty ;ind started n|> tbe hill, followed by a dozen faithful supporters. Other shots were fired. Wilkersou appeared at the tunnel month :iud then vanished Inside. John sprang u|ion the trestle and nished after him. Instantly a band of Mexicans materialized halfway down the liill, fired a few shots and retreated. John paid no attention tu them, hut kept on. . Once within tlie tiinuW he saw a fall t gleam of light ahead of him. H,e understood that Kane WHS right. Wll­ kerson was playing a desi>erate game in blowing U|i tbe shaft and then in tbe-ensulng confnslun iilldwlng the bandits to loot undisturbed. A few yards farther on John stopped. A dark figure rushed by bim toward the open air. But the little glow of light remained, i -'or n moment Dorr hesitated: then he leaped forward and began trying to extinguish a lighted fuse: He had almost Ku<veeded when a bullet whizzed by hlni; then a second spattered 011 the rock overhead. He turned and fired blindly in the direction of the shots aiiit resumed his task. The fuse was .short. but he sn <-ceeded In extinguishing it and started back. He met a fusillade of bullets. He dashed toward the mouth of the tunnel and suddenly emerged on Wll­ kerson. who. not being alV to see Into the murk of tbe sliaft. wan firing blindly into the ofiening.; With a shout John lea |H >d for tbe im.'iu whoui he now );new to. lie seeking his life. Before Wllkerwin iould Are another shot b<*' was caught in a mighty einbraie and tlien began n siKtrt sharp Vtrj^ggle high In ttie air. John Dorr for the first time in his life knew the alisolule and terrific thirst for killing that snineliuies comes to a man It was lither his life or Wilkersnn's. .\iid no one slionid interfere witii bis revenge. He threw hin ).s4>|f on tiie. man wltli but one ob- jf<-t in view -to slay, him bare handed. •'Wllkerson fou.irbi lij-erislil.v. and for tile tu<inieiil Had the advannige. . Tbe loft.r rre.sin- w.-is'.-in ill phii -e ifur 11 'bcav; iiiiiii liUc iiorr Ig fight on. tind ilBKETIlie THE NHEIT CROP SIXTY PER rFXT SOLD FROM THRESHER PROP. B.\KER FINKS. EtiectUe .Syslfro of Riinil Creiits is Needed, .Hiinhattan Man ' Declares. Manhattan, Kas., Feb. 26—\"early 66 per cent of Kansas wheat fa rmers sold at least part of thelv last season's crops direct from the thres.her ani about 10 per cent their entire crop, accordlnsr to data obtained by E. D. Baker, assistant processor cf economics in the Kansas State Agricnltural College, in an investigation of wheat marketing in the Ptate. Mr. Baker has 244 detailed statemt^nts from typical farmers living in all parts of the Kansas wheat region. Professor ^ak- er bolieve.s that under ordinary circumstances and even larger proportion of tbe crop is sold direct from the threslier. Because of the heavy crop of 1S14, it was in many cases found impossible to get threshers promptly, much threshing was, therefore, done after the war had broken out and prices were rising. Consequently, many farmers made an effort to hold as much wheat as possible. "fhat an effective s^teni of rural credits Js needed is inalcated., in Mr. Baker's opinion by the relatively large number of farmers who said lack of money or credit was their reason for selling their wheat Immediately. Of the 244 who made statements, 72 gave this as a reason. Lack of storage facilities was mentioned by 50 as a reason for early selling. "The proportion of cases in which this would be a reason would be reduced, Mr. Baker feels, in an ordinar.v season which would not ta.\ so greatly the capacity of gralnaries. Among other causes for selling wheat direct from the thresher were a reasonable price at threshing time, mentioned by l.'i farmers; belief that early sowing Is ]the best policy is a rule, stated by 14; the fact that early soling is trouble, stated by 7! rented land, mentioned by 6; and damaged grain, mentioned by Ti. , ; Profe8 .sor Tiakcr )ius further data on the Kansas wheat marketing situation which he is now engaged in tabulating. lie sent out questionnaires to farmers, grain dealers, and millers, covering such matters as tlie harvesting of wheat, the cost of producing wheat, methods of purchase, grain sales, problems of storage, and problems of selling. The investigation will be extended by Professor Baker into other farm crop-s especially those in which marketing problems are important. He is working in co -operation wltli the ag- ificultural experiment station and the extension division. Practically no work of this character has been pre- viimsly undertaken by any agricultural college. the Other's agility and lithe quickness seemed about to win when John by a siidden unexpected and desperate ina- neuver ca\ight him and thresv lilra clear into the air. breaking his clutch with n terrific blow-. Then he. Jerked him to the edge of the trestle and flung blm over. Standing erect John drew the air into his tortured -iungs and let out a tremendous .veil of triumph. Rutli Gallon beard that barbaric yell and shuddered. Tom Kane stare<l upward at ihe figure on tbe trestle, and his o[ien mouth seemed liplesa. for he. too. shared in the moments blood lust. : And oni the rocks below Wilkerson's figure Sprawled grotesquely. Its white and da'rkling face turned sightlessly to the <ky. (to BE CONTINUED) Vernon Moore came in from Lawrence this afternoon where he is tak- ini; Work in the department of jour- nallsih in the state university. He will spend the week end with relatives and friends. Nerves Treated Free DR. FRAXKlIX .MILES, The Great Nerve Specialist, Gives New Book and a Neuropathic Treatment Free as u TriuL Many Cured After Doctors Failed; Sick people whose nerves are weak or deranged—who have weak heart, stomach, liver, kidneys or bladder; the blues, headacl)es, dizziness or dullness, nervous dyspepsia, irritabilityi cold hands and feet, shortness of breath, irregular heart-beat, dropsy, drowsiness, nervousness, nervous exhaustion, sleeplessness, tremblir.-j;, wandering pains, backache, irritable spine, hysteria, rheumatism, catarrh, constipation—would do well to accept Dr. Miles liberal offer. • Y'ou may never- have another opportunity. The Doctor's Special Neuropathic Treatment for this class of diseases is the result of 40 years' study and Immense experience and is scientific and remarkably successful, so successful that he does not hesitate to offer a Free Trial to any sick one. Every treatment is, specially prepared for each patient and consists of a | curative elixir, tonlcitablets, eliminating ilttls, and a plasfter. Years of trial have demonstrated that his Treatment is many times as successful as that usually prescribed bv physicians. Send fnr Remarkable Curei In Your State. Mr. npn.l.'i'nin F. Artz.!i1.T. Olilo. rtirpd riftfr !» physlpl.-in." tniipA. Miss M^r.v Or.-ihriTi, Irvlnp. III., nftfr !> failed. Mrs. Kil. W. Jpnklno. iPnsirop. Tex., aftpr 20 f.TlIml. Mr. n. W.t JMiee, r. H.. Ohio. V'l North Main St.. aftcii S faU- ^d. Mr.f. 13<lna .T. Biixtor, New Ashford Mass.. attfr 7 failed. Write at once; describe your disease, stating age, weight, how long sick, etc. He will send you a free $2.50 Special Trial Treatment" which has been prepared especially for you, valuable advice and his book on "Neuropathy—Curing Through the Nerves." Address Dr., Franklin Miles, Dent, NF., 510 to 529 Main St. Elkhart. Ind. WOMAN RULES SOISSONS Mme. Mareherez, with four other noble women, remained in Soissons when it was bombarded, and aided the army doctors in their work under shell fire. She saved the city from destruction by boldly assuming the office of mayor, organizing a system of requisition for the German army and compelling the Germ^Mi authorities to accept a leasonable tribute and respect the needs of the civil population. When the English drqve the Gerniana out of Soissons Mme. Slarcherez continued to administer the duties of mayor. ItOSES LURE GOAT FROM CANS Row Results, Police Called In, and Angora Is Ordered to Keep Off the Lawn. Atlanta.—Red roses and their appeal to the appetite of an angora goat have kicked up a neighborhood row which the police have been called In to arbitrate. , The roses bud on the lawn of John Cunningiiam'a home. No. 33 Colquitt avenue. Tlie goat, the property of a neighbor, is supposed to browse in a nearby pasture; but, according to Mr. Ouhniiigham, this is mere supposition. He complains that for the past three weeks tlie goat has wandered off the farm and, lured by crimson buds, has wrought havoc on the Cunningham lawii. Ha declares the goat has developed an J appetite for the flowers which results in the mastication of six or seven roses a day. Mr. Cunningham could stand it no longer. The police station was called and an officer who investigated issued orders that hereafter the goat must confine -his meals to his own grass and tin cans. ASKS BLESSING; GIVEN JOB Son of Rich Man, Who Married WitlKiut Father's Consentri* Set to Work, Bride Also. San Francisco.—Parental forgiveness often enough imposes hard conditions on the hasty young couple, but U is not'always that they are met in the willing spirit shown by young James Irvine, Jr., son of the great soiithem California landholder of that name, whose home is at No. 2421 Pierce street, San Francisco. Young Irvine wedded Miss Madeline E. Agassiz of No. 1300 Page street. The young couple theii posted down to the San Joaquin ranch' in Orange county, the huge landed estate of the Irvine faiiilly, there to seek forgiveness and a blessing from father. Papa Irvine is,said to have been none too well pleased when he learned that he had a new daughter, but he extended an Immediate blessing in the shape of a job, when James was told that he would have to support his new wife, and the bride was Informed that she would have to took for her husband, r WAR BRINGS WHISKER CRAZE Fashions of Crimean War Days Reappear in London—Style In Mustaches. London.—It looks as though there would be a revival ol the hirsute fashion of the. days of the Crimean war. There Is some disquiet in correct military circles over the tendency of some subalterns to acquire short side whiskers after the pattern of butlers on the stage. This Is regarded as an insidious feeler toward the full-blown side whiskers of Crimean days. The very suggestion has caused Frank Richardson to "burst out into at least six abusive synonyms. The mustache cultivated recently by the military, has been for some time of the toothbrush or bristle variety. Tlie new fashion, of which the London streets Just now offer many distress. Ing exaiQples. is to abbreviate the toothbrush on the upper lip tintil It Is no more than a square bristly patch under the nose. Has Portrait Paiijted. Berlin.—The German crown prince, instead of being dead or badly wounded, has had his portrait t)ainted In oils at tho front. 9& Is it possible thpre is a woman in this country \\'h$i con-l tmues to suifer without giving Lydia E. Pinkham'sVege­ table Compound a trial after all the evidence that is continually being published, which prOves beyond conlfadic- tion that this grand'old medicine has relieved more buffering among women than any other one medicine in the 'iVorld ? 1 We have published in the newspapers of the United^tates more g^enuine testimonial letters than have ever bee?i published in'the interest of any other medicine for woi|ien— and every year we publish many new testimonials, ajl genuine and true. Here are three never before publish&l: ^ From Mrs. 5. T. Richmond, Providence, Ri I. PHOVIDENCK, R I.—"For the benefit of women who suffer ati I have done I wish to state ;what Lydia E. Pinkham's "Vegetable Co^ipound has done for me. I did some heary lifting and the doctori^id it caused a displacement. I have always been weak and I overtvorked after my baby was bom and inflammation set in, then nervow prostration, from which I did not recover until I had taken Lydia El ftnk- ham's Vegetable Compound. The Comilwund is my; best fri^d and •when I hear of a woman with troubles like mine I try to induce her to take your medicine."—Mrs. S. T. RICKMOND, 109 Waldo^^Stree Providence, It. I. A Minister's Wife Writes: CLOQUET, MINN.—"I have suffered verv much with irrega'arities, pain and iiiflammation, but your wonderftJ medicine, Lydia Kl Pink- Lam's Vegetable Compound, has made me well and Lcanrecoimnend the same to all that are trouble>^. wth these complaints,"—M^. JkN- NiE AKERMAN, c/o Kev. K. AKERMAN, Cloquet, Minnesota. From Mrs. J. D. Murdocfi, Quincy, Mas^ SOUTH QUIKCY, MASS.—'• The doctor said that I had organiclrouble and he doctored me for a long time arid I did not get any rdAiet ; I saw Lydia E. Pmkham's Vegetable Compound ad- ^ J vertised and I tried it and found relief before I had finished the first bottle. I continued taking it all through middle life and am now a strbng, healthy woman and earn my own living."— Mrs. JANE D. MuKDOcn, 25 Gordon St., South Quincy, Mask •^pbWrlte to LTDU E .PIKKHAM KEDICINE CO. Your letter will be opened, read and answered bv a woman and held in. trlct coufidehce. FHEE TU KKTS FOR TIIEATKK. Farmers May Obtain Them of Any .Member of tlie Kefnilers. The free picture show for farmers and their families, to be given in the Majestic Theatre tomorrow, Saturday afternoon from 1:30 to. 4:30, promises to draw a large attendance. Word comes from many living in the country that, although the roads are so loaded wagons is inipossibl6j they will heavy with niud tlidt driving with attempt the trip in light bujfegiea. The photo-play to be given is entitled 'Lena Rivers" and is line of the masterpieces of motion picture drama. The farmers are to be th^ guests of the Allen County Retailers Association and the free tickets may be obtained by calling on any member of the lasso-' elation. At Galveston you'll forget what the calendar tells you and find each day some new delightful surprfse in the out-door freedom of her sunny skies. The finest surf batbing in tbe world —motor for fihy miles along the beach, —go iishmg or sailing, —play golf or tennis, which ever diversion you prefer you will enjoy it thoroughly I here. Ask for our G^lTeston booklet, and particulars ' of the fare excursion tickets now oa sale. A. \. MUSIIEB, (Jen. Agent- Phone 338 . lola, Kansas il^Gtfi^ •• a good way to go. Would Your Family Ne^ a Check for $25? If you would like to have a check for $25.00 come to youj family every month for ten years after you are gone you' cap do it by Qiaans of the new TBIIST CEKTIFICATE POLICY Issued by the Penn Mutual Life Insurance Company, of Philadelphia. i This is a new policy and furnishes more real protection an<i at less cost than any form of policy yet devised. For*Instance,, this policy costs a young man or womaii of 21 less than $40 annually< for ii.l.OO monthly income for ten years to beneticlary.' Other ages ufa to C't in i>roportion. Premiums payable annually, semi-annually or quarterly. Much life Insurance money is lost or wasted after being paid to the beneilclary. The pia,n of monthly Income for a term jot yieara , prevents this. I For a small addltlonil premium the monthly Income will be Jinued for the WHOLE MFIO of tbe benefleiary. For further particuli rs, address con- JOHX M. STEWAK'I', Gen. Agent for Southeast KoBsas. Rooms 1-3 Evans Building. lola, Kansaa

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