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Digital page images are linked to the text file. o Fridaynuui vnnn iOt11I u VOLU IE XIX MT VERNON ROCKCASTLE COUNTY KY FRIDAY Ace 10 1906 SU lll t 49 t i r titQ J 9 3iv vrv Yrv tt i The Store that saves you from 1 2O to 50l = PER CENT = 4OnYour Purchases off ClothingX iBoots and Shoes j Hats and Caps i Furnishing Goods Xf i fGroceries Queensware f Hardware I =j 11 yardVplieeieach t f go regu of Cult 1 i Cut To The r fOur large stock of K Ki fSuits for men and boys ti ReiTieiTiberuK K5 H Kwaiity Kount Clothing isj ithe finest best tailored goods that have ever been shown in t Rockcastle CountyU f It will pay you to come tow Mount Vernon today and get s some of these Bargains s 4 M Look af Our Windows and see what a fine Hat W f ctsiNufe f J I CiiTIN VS I E1 S I KENTUCKY CLAY Will Be Tested With a View To Intro duction in the Arts Lexington KYT ll Fisher of Par ker aville Pa is in this city f te purpose of investigating and test ing a peculiar kind of clay which he says is found nowhere except this detmiles in width and several hundred whichimanufa plant will be established in this city for the purpose ot refining f and purifying the clay it a well known fact that in the mountains where this clay appear upon the sur face the natives use it instead of lime for whitewashing their houses using no refining process at all but merely mixing it with clear water LITHOGRAPH OF ROOSEVELT Shot Full of Holes By Mad Youth Wh Tells of Presidents Awful Deeds Hatvesvl lie KYAftm taking a pis tol and going at midnight tti a neigh bars barn and unloading the contents it a lithograph of President Roosevelt Sstlll House one of Hancock countys most prominent young men has been- adjudem insane and taken to the lio icinsville insane asylum Ills insanity jears on only one point He stag a jury that President Roosevelt and ne George Fiwman have combined id have an electric machine which hey apply to the top of his head litrs ead House made two trips to th rain both times unloading his pistol It the fictitious Teddy and was taken home by neighbors House talks sen Ibly on any other point He is not expected to live h A HOT CHASE After Escaped Prisoner By Officers an Citizens Wrecked a Fairf Jackfral Deputy Collector Short of itch pond and Squire William Johnson of erea en the charge of selling whisky without a government license at the serea fair broke away from the otti ors and ei mated havoc at the fair chasefbroken down and many women and children were knocked down and jured before he was recaptured SACK OF PEARLS Worth = 12000 Gathered in the Ohio and Wabash in Four MonthsI Paducah KIenry F Kath a pearl riskier arrived here in his gaso line launch He had several sacks of pearls with him which hr says are valued at 12000 He has been fish for pearls in the Wabash river 1and in tho Ohio for about four months will go to New York to dispose of his treasure and has presented CaptI Young Taylor of the dry decks with three large pearls to be made into hut pins They are valued at 200 A Clash Narrowly Averted Lexington liyA clash between whites and negroes was narrowly averte1 during the parade of several housand negroes who were partlcl pating in the celebration of the Unit ed Brothers of Friendship and the Sisters of the Mysterious Ten a ne- gro order Seized With Cramps Louisville Ky Herman Schell 23 an employe of the Menne Candy Manu facturing Co was drowned while bathing in the river above the water works It is thought that he was seized with cramps Schell leaves a young wife and a slx months old baby girl Milliners in Trouble Louisville Ky Creditors filed a p a titian in the United States court as ing that the McIntosh Millinery Co be adjudged a bankrupt There are four eastern creditors and the total indebtedness Is 101502 Assets or liabill ties were not approximated Asks For a Receiver Lexington KyThrough Attorne A J Edge the Wyandotte Cigar Co of Louisville has filed a petition in cult court here asking for a receive- for the George B Strader Co conduct ing the Cafe Royal in this city Died of Heart Failure Owensboro Ky Following a raid of f the police on his saloon at an early hour in the morning for the purpos of breaking up a supposed game ot poker Scott McCormick died of heart failure Stamper Robbers Confess Olive Hill KyPromised lenlenc Harrison Burton has confessed th he with Mart Harve and Pat Collins all of this county robbed A J Stam per Cos store here July 30 and shot Robert Blankenship who was sleeping in the store- Remarried In St Louis Paducah KyU8 Ketchen an l Fannie Singer who eloped to this place and were married were remarried in St Louis Guests at the wed ding had to walt four hours until the rabbi verified the former marriage BATTLE IN MOUNTAIN3 Effort Being Made to Arrange True and Get Martins to Surrender Sandlick KyA report has reached here to the effect that the sheriff of Knott county with a posse of 20 men had a tierce battle with the Martin faction of the HallMartin feud in which four of the outlaws were killed and two members of Sheriff Hays posse wounded The report did not contain the names of the killed or the wounded saying that the officers had gone back to Hindman falling to dis lodge or capture any of the feudists who number some men Apothem report is to the effect sat the fight occurred between the feudists them selves The Martin faction is said tc be led by W Yates Martin and his twr sons Silas and Alexander Tney are now retrenched at the home of Mar tin on Beaver Creek and Sheriff Hayes and his posse are in the neigh borhood Every effort is being made to arrange a flag of truce and get oil than Martin and his tow sons to sin render to the authorities as they wii not submit to arrest by force Unless the Martins surrender Gov Beckhair will be asked to send troops to the scene of the battle- COMMITTED SUICIDE After Fatally Slashing His Wife With Knifer Brockier a lrmer s as the result of knife wounds iniliote it is claimed by her husband The streetJouron long knife and commenced slashin tooKIaconite anti drained the contents A hearty meal eaten just before the tumble was all that saved his lifo Brocker was arrested and will re ondrecently tiled suitor divorce STATE MILITIA Will Guard the Prisoners To Be Tried For the Broughton Murder Frankfort KGov Beckham or tiered Capt Dlshniunrf company of Harboursville and Capt Longmire buttery of Frankfort to guard tile prisoners Jesse Fitzgerald and Annie Henson from Stanford to Barbouiv ville and to protect them during the trial for the murder of Mrs Brough ion The troops will he under tio command of Col J Embry Allen Lexington and Capt Longmire will take a Gatling gun and 40 men BURST OF APPLAUSE When the Judge Acquitted the Wife of Killing Her Husband Georgetown Ky During the exam Ining trial of Mrs Ellen Grave charged with killing her husban Squire Haiurlck was introduce to show liar purpose In huntin kinIhad gone to the saloon at her reque hmusbazmta year a40 When County Judge Yates in an opinion toll of pathos dismissed the dc fendant for lack of proof thy large an dicncti burst into applause which tin officers could not subdue Mrs Elizabeth Tranter Dead Covington Ky Mrs Elizabeth Tranter 84 one of the oldest and best known families In northern Kentucky died at her late home on the Lexin ton pike She was a sister of Tame Tranter for many years connected with the rolling mill industry here Arrested on the Roof Louisville Ky Patrick Henry Woods and Jeff Gllkey charged with having made and sold whisky without a license in the vicinity of Balltown or1is residence corner of Fifteenth and Chestnut streets Refused to Grant Ball Lexington KyA telegram from Ir vine says that Circuit Judge Riddle re ancyt assas- Hlnatlon of Dr B X Cox during the Theron mnur Hit By Lighted Lamp Louisville Ky Albert Murphy colored died at the University Hospital from the bursts it is alleged he hud received in being struck by a Ilghte lamp in the hands of Nettie Dran- colored at her home 624 Seventh street Arrested In Railroad Camp Madisonviile KyJohn Cushlonber titry a negro was arrested by a search- Ing party at a railroad camp east this city His ca itors declare they have been success al in capturing the negro who assaulted Miss Myrtle Fu gate Paresis Ended His Life Louisville KyThe remains of Theodore Z Glover aged 53 years who was a son of Henry founder of the Louisville Tobac Warehouse Co were buried in Ca- Hill ve cemetery Paresis ended his life OASTOaXABun the A za ti nmTml11iIlIiIw fitITH H WOOD W C NICKLKY F L THOMPSON M B SALIN LL President Lst VPresident 2nd V President Cashier il w I PEOPLES BANK = BRANCH CITIZKNS BAXK BROiIIEAi = IMT VERNON KENTUCKY Iw n nnnIn = = n 11mWe solicit the accounts of Firms and Individuals guaranteeing careful courteous treatment and prompt service to all our customers = Protected by an absolute fire and burglar proof screw door safe and liar t glar insurancelibbankand not checked upon for a period of six months h = ==100 = ccm = IE 11 HECTORSJ- H =w H WOOD W G NICKFKY V1 SPARKS W RLITKR P L THOMPSON iiJOE DICKKRSON O T TOrr SOX M I M1LLKR L W TSKTFJURUM M P SALTN ww w 111111 111111 111111 11111 il1i1 11111 = ittttt 11i1 11111 rrCold in One Day Take Laxative romp jjjirame Tablets Seven Million boxes sold in past 12 months This Signature IIIt0D1Il1- Mrs Walter Miller and daughter Miss Zella Sunshine and their aunt Mrs Granvill Leece have re relaItives LouisIvilleCassOur night operator Mr H L Tharp has begin on the sick list and during his illness C W Jack son of Pine Hill filled his place Misses Clyde V Wilmott Cora Wesley and Lizzie Cable and Fred Durham spent Sunday at Dripping SpringsJoe Benton of Winchester is spending a few days here the guest of Dr Percy BentoniMiss Alma McAfee of burg is visiting her sister Mrs J W Hutcheson The fair begins next Wednesday and if you are not there you will miss the biggest one ever held in BrodheadJointISmith of St spending a few days with F Fran ciscoW T Evans and his estim able family have moved to our city We gladly extend to them a wel coming handM i s Nola Keisling of Knoxville is visiting Mrs J M ClarkOur new barber has arriv ed Everybody must give him their work as we want to keep him busyForest Swinford visited in the country from Saturday until MondayJoe Sowder and family andrGalen RogersMrs Dr Percy Benton and daughter Miss Willie are visiting in Crab Orchard this weekMrs Ellen Mahaffy and theeGIEfine time having partook ofan elegant dinner prepared by the kindsowere served In the afternoon They were shown to the natural springhouse with its rock bottom and top and clear sparkling water running through it They retured at a late hour with many pleasant goodcoold fashioned day on Painter Hill DeWitts Kidney aud Badder Pills act on the liver as well Esp ciafly good for the treatraeni ot Backache and Rheumatism Sold by Chas C Davis Mt Vernon tr Established 1887 M 21 FRAZIER NO 127 G A R Comrad s The dues to the St ite Encampment for six mouths ending 3oih ar past due The Q M General has c on rite for our All have no paid will please calon me and pay at the next regular meeting so ICat send in the in F C L W T SMITH Q M ComradesWe are all interested in the success of 0t1r1So lets have a genenil at our next meeting at 11 oclock Aug 2111 iyof The Q M will furnish us a lunch of soup readetc in ance Bring vour wives P IC M JOHNSON Adjutant Post Commander u V IL1IIl- J W Parsons left here Monday for Richmond J H Brannaman left Tuesday to visit relatives Lexington and Pleasureville for two Miss Lava Fishre from Berea WedneMJav Mrs Frank Coyle has returned to her home in Berea after visiting her parents a few daysMrs Ann BeIreaness tip to Mt Vernon Tuesday Judge P D Colyer was in our litte city first of the week selling goods F L Thompson was here Tuesday talking groceries to merchantsIt is reported ourI George Johnson is going to tVernon to go to retThere areI severalarses of fever in this of the countyMr W H Fish and wife were up from Paint Lick first of week visiting his brothers A T and J H FistJ C Rey nolds has pneumonia fever and is in a very critical condition Julia of Lexingtom is here visiting her brothers A T and J H FishOur prospects for a good corn crop was never more promising than they are at present Mrs Myrtle Tharp has returned to her home in Winston after spending two weeks here with el- ativesI A Stewart went to Richmond Tuesday to doctor Tom is in very poor healthIThe Brodhead Fair is all of uuwA W Stewart has his farm and timber land to some W Virginia capitalist for a little over thirtytwo thousand dollars SUMMER DIARRHOEA IN CHILDREN During the hot weather of the summer months the first unnatural looseness of a childs bowels should have immediate attention so as to check the disease before it becomes serious All is necessary is a few doses of Chamberlaina Colic Cholera and Diarrhoea Remedy fol lowed by a dose of castor oil to cleanse the system Rev1 O Stockland pastor of the first M E Church Falls Minn writes We have used Chamberlains Col RemecIyforvaluable remedy especially tor Soldbyl LIti3i Cures Grip in Two DaysIod every box 2Sc POST June tiled report who report Yours S Order turnout abund D BETHURUM in weeks turned Mrs Asbill sold that Little IN SELF DEFENSE May or Hamm Editor of the Con stitutionalist Eminence Kv when he was fiercely attacked tour years ago by Piles bought a box ot Btcklens Ariiica Salve ofwhich he says It cured me in ten days QuickesthealerWounds 25c at all drug stores IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF THE UNITED STATES FOR THE KASTKKX DISTRICT OK KENTUCKY In the matter bankruptYStanford K Aug 3 1906 A meeting of the creditors of the above Wanted who has been adjudg fid a bankrupt will be held at the office of the Referee Stanford Ky on the 13th lay of August 1906 al 10 oclock a in to elect a trus tee for the estate of said Bankrupt and for the transaction of other business as may come before the meeting Comply with Sec 5of the Bankrupt Act concerning proof of claims otherwise your claim can not be allowed SATINDERSj jdoesfeel unhappy in the Good Old Sum mer time Time Answer we dont We use DeWitts Witch Hazel dontbother Ii genuine q 1 TO CORE COLD IN ONE DAY J QUININE 4Groves2 SCis W A CARSON Painterta Agent for 44t HENRY BOSCH GOS line of JWALL PAPKIJ K0031 f k MOULDINGS ETC ETC Let us make you an estimatepn s work before placing you order rIt All Work Guarantee Jt 1 MT VERNON SIGNAL FRIDAY AUG 10 1906 I Published every Friday by EDGAR S ALBRIGHT SUBSCRIPTION ONE YEAR IOO Advertising rates made known on application jOn CONGRESS AVe arc authorized to announce JUDGE JOHN W HUGHES of Mercer County as a candidate to rep resent the Eighth Congressional District in Congress to succeed lion G G Gil bert subject to the action of the Demo cratic party We are authorized to announce RON HARVEY HELM of Lincoln County as a candidate to represent the Eighth Coiigres ional District in Congress to succeed the Run G G Gilbert subject to the ac tion of the Democratic party VE want to urge upon the Dem ocrats of Rockcastle county the im portance of bearing in mind the primary election to be held September 1St to nominate a candidate for Congress Talk it to your neighbor and send word to those you dont see insisting upon them to go to the Congressional primary The right of suffrage is one of the greatest privileges anyone can pos sess and any American citizen who fails to exercise his right of suffrage which was given to him by the blood of his forelathers is not a true American citizen POLITICS AND IOLITICIANS It is announced front Indianapolis that Vice President Fairbanks will not make any political speech es during the campaign this fall The Hon John D Vhite denies a rumor that he will withdraw from the race for Congress in the Elev enth district New Jersey Democrats are pre paring to line up in the Bryan col umn for 1908 Every party lead er of prominence in the State has declared for the Nebraskiau Iowa Democrats in convention Tuesday at Waterloo nominated a lull State ticket headed by Claude R Porter for Governor and pledg ed their support to William J Bry an for the Democratic presidential nomination in igob Some of the Republican leaders in Washington who are figuring on the potitical complexity of the next Congress conceed that the Democrats will gain thirtyseven seats The Democrats say this estimate is decidedly too low A peculiarity of the Illinois new primary law is that a candidate may have a majority of the popu lar vote while his opponent captures enough delegates to win the nomination Under the law the voter may express his preference and also vote for delegates and these expressions are counted sep arately This peculiarity will probably cause much confusion in the State convention NEWS ITEMS A detailed statement shows that the indebtedness of Zion City amounts to nearly 5000000 The production of oil in the Ken tucky fields is maintaining a grat ifying average despite the slump in the price of the crude product Myrtle Fugate identified Joe Cushionberry as the negio who attempted to criminally assaulted her A large crowd gathered at the Madisonville jail and the negro was taken to Henderson for safekeep ingThe J C Ayer Company of Lowell Mass proprietors of the weli known Ayers Cherry Pectoral Ayers Sarsaparilla Ayers Pills etc now give the formulas for all their medicines to the public In this way any one may know pre cisely all about the medicine he is taking This company is one of the oldest proprietary medicine houses m the world and sells its medicines in every civilized coun try on the globe In the announce ment they make they say they do not believe in secrets and have nev er believed in them They be lieve that every one who cares to i jknow should know all about the t medicine he is taking YARNING If you have kidney and bladder trouble and do not use Foleys c Kidney Cure yuu will have only yourself to blame for results as it positively cures all forms of kidney and bladder diseases For sale by Chas c Davis 4=L CALL FOR CONGRESSIONAL PRI MARY I A primary election is hereby called for Saturday the first day of September 1906 in all the voting precincts in the Eighth Congressional District of Ken tucky at the regular voting places tween the hours of 6 oclock a m and scIlccting2 All Democrats who are residents of said District and who are legal voters on November 6 1906 will be permitted to vote in their respective precincts and are invited and requested to do so 3 Every candidate who desires to have his hame printed on the ballots to he used in said primary must depositvith the Chairman of this Committee on or before oclockmidnightfiftecn days before the date for holding said primary the sum of seven hundred dollars to be used in defraying the expenses of holding said primary election anllat the same time of making said deposit each candi date must give written notice to said Chairman that he desires to be a candi late at said election and notice to the Chairman shall be notice to the Commit tee toIn all those counties having cities registrationi is authorized to cause the names of Dem ocrats registered at the last general rem i tnilion to le copied into separate books as is required by law 5 Said election shall be held in all respects as required by law for holding regular primary elections and a uniform ballot shall be used in evey precinct and the Chairman of this Committee is hereby aiithoried and directed to catue to Jx printed bound and distributed to the various Chairmen of the County Com mittees the ballots for each county Ik is further directed to purchase and distribute to the Chairman of the County Committee all the necessary parapherna lia for holding said primary election 6 The Democratic County Committee of each county shall appoint the officers in each precinct to hold the election and they are to be selected from lists furnish ed by the candidates at least ten days be fore said election and to le as nearly equally divided as jxjssible as to Judges Cklesr and Sheriffs among the various candidates The officers of said primary election will when the poles are closed proceed at once to count the votes cast for each jerson for said office and after counting the votes they will return to the boxes sealing up the boxes and the Sheriffs of the election precincts will by the next Monday morning carry and de posit the hoses with the chairman of the County committee at the Court house in the respective counties The officers of the election at each precinct will make a written statement of the number of votes cast for each person voted for for the saidoffice and will place said statament in an envelop and deposit it in the re sjKotive ballot boxes 7 The precint ballot box and all turns are to be made to the Chairman ot the County Committee and if he is not in the county to the Secretary of the County Committee at the court house in the time required by law towit within two days after said election S And on next day after returns have been wade the County Committee shall meet and canvass the returns and certify the same to the Chairman of the District Committe of the Kignth Congressional District which District Com mittee shall on Wednesday the fifth lay of September 1906 at 10 oclocka in iu the city of Nicholasville Jessa mine county Ky meet and canvass the returns declare the result and issue a certificrte of nomination to the succesful candidate 9 The Secretary of this Committee is directed to give public notice of this election as is required by law and with out delay 10 In the event there is a surplus re maining after defraying the expenses of said primary it shall be returned to those by whom it was paid in in the same pro portion in which it was raid by then and if there shoud be a deficit then the candidates shall be assessed to supply such deficit Provided however if no more than one candidate shall have com pliedwith the conditions herein imjos edby August 19 1906 then the Chairman of the District is directed to recon vene the Committee as soon thereafter as practicable at Nicholasville Ky and to declare such candidate the regular nominee of the Democratic party for said office and to issue to him a certificate of nomination and the primary election herein orderedwill not be held- The order on the ballot in which the names of the candidates who may enter this primary shall be printed shall be determined by lot rcquiredinhas vet been had under the general elec tion law 1 NORTON FITCH Chairman LETCIIEK SAUNDERS Secretary 0 WHAT A NKW JERSKV EDITOR SAYS Mt T Lynch Editor of the Phil lipsburg N Y Daily Post writes I have used many kinds of medt cines for coughs and colds in mv family but never anything so good as Foleys Honey and Tar I can not say too much in praise of itIt Chas C Davis takes no summer IDisease us- eScotts need flesh and Emulsion summer as in winter Send for free sample SCOTT R BOWNE Chemists 409415 Pearl Street New York Sac and aroo all druggists r UNION COLLEGE A CUR 1ST1AN COLLEGE IN SOUTHEASTERN KENTUCKY Near the famous Cumberland Gap FULL ACADEMIC NORMAL AND COLLEGE COURSES UNSURPASSED IUSICAL DEPAkTMENT Curriculum based on the University Senate of the United States Ele gjuitlv furnished Dormitories Tuition as low as consistent with the best advantages ministersIidde KyIAN AX WIELDED BY A DAUGHTER UPON HER INHUMAN FATHER PUT AN END TO HIS CAREER Alf Scott Had Sought To Kill His Wife When the Girl Wet to Her Mothers Assistance Sorepta Miss Aug 8Goaded to desperation by repeated assaults on her mother by her father Mamie Scott grabbed an ax from the woodpile near the old homestead and run fatherIIstauily Alt Scott the murdered man was it is said a Spaniard who was humanly cruel toward members of his family on one occasion hiving tied his son to a bed post and beat him unmer cifully Scott became enraged at his wife and started for her with a Ion knife Ills slaughter picked up an ax laud dealt him a terrible blow in the lIe turned on the girl and attempted to rut her but the mother snatched the weapon from his hands and he fell over lead Sympathy for the young girl who with her mother and brother is charged with the killing runs high and at the preliminary trial of the three held in Oxford the mother and son were discharged whila the girl who struck the fatal blow had no diffi culty in seeming hand for 2000 under which she ij hell FLOODS SWEPT TH I VALLEY Doing Dnuce to Property and Live- Stock Estimated at 5COC30 Ft Worth Tex Aug SSmera1 lope are believed to have been lioxvnel huhhets vore rendered Kiiieless and 500000 tit of prop rty vns cletroyed as the result of a Xol in soutli Texas when tin Cola ado river was forced cut of its banks y heavy rains Relief trains are cut ff telephone and telegraph wires are Town and the fate of the inhabitant of several Isolated towns is unknown A story of the loss of property comes from the Concho country of the floods that lire sweeping down tho Colorado and Contho rivers Nine inches of rain has fallen in that section dmlng the past four days and San Angelo Inner Urownwootl and Munard vine have all been isolated A report from San Angelo says Terrible Hoods visited the Concho country swooping down the valleys of tho north middle and south Conchos and devastating thousands of acres of land on which were growing crops drowning unknown numbers of livestock and washing away bridges and culverts FOR LOVE OF HIS SON A Father Goes To Jail in His Stead at Detroit Detroit Mich Aug 8Xot until ho had been in jail 24 hours serving a sentence passed upon him by a judge was it discovered that Dewitt C Clark was enrolled on records of the institution under the name of Ills son An examination showed that the records were equally at fault in the police station and the court room By a uifa take of the officer who had been given a warrant for the son the father had been arrested In order to save his son from punishment Clark had per mitted himself to be locked up had waived arraignment and when brought up for trial had entered a plea cf guilty Suicided on Mothers Grave Atlanta Aug 8 Learning that a lunacy commission hurl declared lice Insane Mss Ida Calhoun beautiful 1S vearold daughter of a prominent fam fly secured her fathers pistol hur ried to the cemetery and standing on her mothers grave put a bullet through lice heart Troops Awe Strikers New York Aug SVico President Nickerson of the Mexican Central stated that the strike him not yet in terfered with the operation of any trains The government has furnished troops to prevent any possible vio once Switchmen Strike New Haven Ct Aug 8 Alleging that several of their number have been discharged without just cause by the New York New Haven hartford railroad about 200 switchmen in the yards here and at Cedar Hill havo struck Denied it On the Scaffold Springfield Mo Aug 8 Edward Batcman a negro found guilty of as saulting a young woman at Aurora last February was hanged at Mt Vernon Bateman on the scaffold strongly de nied his guilt Sentenced to the Gallows Stocktown Cal Aug 8Jars Emma hangedIthe murder of Albert II McVIcar a miner with whom she had been living as a wife IA Bride and Groom Killed Mich Aug 8Hiram B Helmick and his bride of two weeks while driving from Benton Harbor to St Joseph were ground to pieces beneath the wheels of an electrice car which struck the runabout to which they were driving a skittish colt OASTORIABees 8lgnntnra of ct Bough v Am better prepared Uiua ever to test and fit the eyes with ghttses- Have all the latest appliances for testing A fit guaranteed- Do all ii ids of watch and clock repairing Make your old spec frames look like new Repair your gold and silver rings etc etc All kinds of machine needles and repairs kept Very truly S C FRANKLIN A HANDSOME SHOE all leathers tifallstyles rr IVThist PRICE 350 Time U n a i 10Ii IJLL f 111 Our Gentlemens Shoe Our Shoes This is the kiwI worn by George awl Martha Washing For STYLI iml WK Allure Every pair lias the name oi stamped on them which means Our stock of LADIES HATS is complete and we are selling same at very low price Come in d1 your Girls with lints that come from F Kruegr t Sons and you will save be sure of the latest si vies sack The facts Ill nutshell ire buy of us and you will be sure to get goods for little Space does Hot permit us to tell lint if you come in our store we will 1CXjcri ence teach you that buying our good means peace at home and will toward us YoU for tra1C F r MJV Jw- t Sommerfjv3 t GOO tJvijAf ill Large Stock of n llt J MEN AND LOPS CLOTUlXa ES TinitillIm HATS II I ANT LADIES DRESS GOODS OK ALL KINDS til AVe pay 1CJ cts for eggs 9 cents for hens 12k cents for hams and side meat in Bring your and get as much as you carry m 11 home ArC HATT I Hiatt Ky = 1 Lnewmiaaees tv sv At i nlrm 2 j s i fyt a r Having sold property will sell my entire stock goods at COST Sale will begin now All Goods must be sold- in6Odays Including a Line of Winter Boots and Shoes received a NO JOKE ABOUT IT WE MEAN JUST WHAT WE SAY Private and Sales Every FOR BARGAINS COME NOVJ Ga T Johnson IWILDIE KENTUCKY Sole Agents For ill 1BrO VI n cUrGuaranteedSatisfaction PRICE Ladles iiiieqnjiled JIAMILTOXBROWX perfection money arttgood money good KRUEQERSONS LAm dollar I my of just AuctionV Saturday ITLK r Eb t1rf J4 Cf 11 f 9Uri Hllto o0 W rst your moustache or beard beautiful brovu or ricliblic Use A- 3t ltOtlf- if1 11 r f pe pe a ll and a all E 3M i eau tc y a Keep them in the house Take one vhun you feel bil ious or dillY They aa di Corectj wrznerrw u JfH1 HLL U l i Y r IJI DYE HUt us I li r UU t tu a WiHis Criifin PRACTICALUMDLRTAKER fro 1UNKKAL UIKiCTOR- Mt Vornon Kv Stoelt Complete Can irrnish on shoir no tice Mefalfc ollins ad Caskets and have Embalming done Pine Mearse attached ORUERSby wire Promptly Filled Phone No 63 a TLK E JONAS NJcKEKZIS bt rr r1mfj WE invite all to corns and see us Af mv store Notions always fi ndt good L1111 rat Dry mods lUclJ IZJ CLOTHINGr 11I11c CIY a full lint of Clothing h twillsuit 1 Sizes and ages Our goods are right and our prices are rightR J Yours very truly l Phone No SyOr AS ftftcKEMZlE rthG1 I J JONAS fit cEfziE BI h YOUR BANKING No platter how small wo mattter hut large THE BANK of MT VERNON trill impliesdto the men and the women alike Roinomhor ve pay 3 per cent intcrost on all deposits of 100 or more when left with the bank and not checked upon for a period of six months or more OFFICERS C C WILLIAMS Pros W L RICHARDS Cashier CashIFresh fv1eats Always on Hands We have recently put in a large refrigerator and are prepared to furnish our customers freshmeats at all times Send us your orders which will be promptly filled ICE away s on hands for sale- S B RAMSEYVBASEMENT OPPOSITE COURT HOUSEIIN MT VERNON SIGNAL MT VERNOX KY AUG 10 1906 Z9 tip No 79 when UnttoCincnutnrCULt Z9 0 J CJITIME TABLE 22north 124 pmi 2north 332 a m 2srutlu 124 p UI21 South 1236 a TAS LAITDK UM Agent Phore No eg lntrr1 It tin Alt Vrimu Ky Iostoflire as sciontichiss mail matter u lEHSO N AL G M Ballaid took in the Berea fair last week Miss Bessie MulHns is visiting in LivingstonChester went to East Bernstndt Wednesday J fines Proctor was here from Est Hernstndt Tuesday Mrs Charley Henderson is with noire folks here for a few days Aide enmn ton is learning tFIfgniphy under Agent J A Lan drumMr and Mrs W H Fish nf Madison count sue with relatives here Roscot Collier has returned Iren Louisville and will travel with hi fatherMiss Sarah Baughman of Stan fold is the guest 01 the Misses ThompsonMrs Fisher and son of Tecuinseh Mich are guests at the dormitoryMiss Collier has gone to Louisville to keep hmse for her brother John Mrs Hnry Sprat of Himilton Ohio is isiting her parents Mr Mrs Jasper Rickles Miss Rise Williams and her vis itor Miss Peebles are spending a few days in Williamsburg Mrs D N Williams slipped and sprained her ankle Tuesday which is giving her considerable pain Mrs Alfred AVnlden of McKin nee is visiting the families of her brothers Dr S Cand W A B Davis Three of J r MrCalls children have typhoid loid fever we are glad to say however that they are better D Mesdanes James Maret and G B Lawrence returntd several days ago from a visit to their brother W r Newcomb at Galveston TexMr and Mrs Fred Kahn of the Freedom section will leave tomorrow night for Fort Wayne Ind to visit their daughter Mrs Minnie Cook W C Swinforc has rented W H Bakers new residence in the westem part of town and expects to move herein the next few days Later Just before going to pres- we learn that Mr Swinford will not come to Mi Vernon- J Renner was in from Pon go Wednesday and by tile way we wish to add that Joe is one of the hest citizens in the county and told us that the situation for the lion Harve Helm looks goo in his section of the county LOCAL The Brown Memorial School opens September tutu with a corps of eight teachers The old part ot the dormitory is undergoing repairs and the new rooms and halls are being finished CLUBING OFFHR Until further notice we will furnish the Signal and Weekly Courier Journal for 50 a year or the Signal and Louisville Herald Daily for 2 00 Cash must accompany all orders under this arrangement Vith only one printer and in job workup to our ears we have been for the past month right in the middle of what we call a bad fix Our experience for the past month trying to find a printer prompts us to say that owing to the demand for printers that it vould be no mistake for more of our young boys and girls to learn the trade even though they may not expect to fol low it for a living We will offer special inducements to the right learnL IA W Stewart of near Vi die last week closed a deal with some West Virginia parties for his large onIthing over twelve hundred acres of land and it is estimated that there is between six and seven million itIsectionIlocated at Boones Gap was found Ion the railroad track between his SaturclayItorn to pieces Mr Coyle had been trainInot stop at Booues Gap it is supposed that he got off the train at Berea and started to walk to his home Mr Coyle was an honorable Upi i5ht gentleman and his sad and untimely death was a great shock to his finends and relatives- J H McKinney one the pros perous and welltodo formers of the Freedom section was a pleas nut caller at this ounce Wednesday Tn discussing the Good roads question Mr McKinney said there had bctn a material change come over him in the last year or two regarding the issuing of bonds or the purpose of building turn plces When the yule wa taken tit e years ago Mr McKinney said he strong Iv opposed the measure hut sine having carefully studied the matter over that he is as much fur it now as htvas against il then 11au1 he knew IIIMMV others who ItI Ialu chunked tljeir opinion on this very importnit question and instead 01 biing ppo ed to it u unto ready willing and anxious to cast their votes fr the bond issue Remember the Brodhead fair next week It is a county institution and deserves the patronage and hearty support of every citizen in the county No one shouldal ue the fair according to the num ber or amount of premiums which they receive but according to what it is worth to the county as a whole and every one unless it be some mossback will concede that the fair has been of untold value to the county It has stimulated our citi zees to a stronger effort to exctl their neighbor tn the raising of all faun products which has been thoroughly dIll titrated by tle marked improvements each yer over the lormer year in the exhib its in the floral hall The floral hall last year was given up by many who had attended other fair throughout the state to he one of the best and there is every assur ance that it will be still better this year Dont miss it A three days good time in store for every body On Monday evening August tl e sixth at the pleasant house of Miss Mat Williams a reception was gig en in honor of Miss Fannie Sparks and her guests Mis Bennett of Louisville and Miss Elgin of Mays vine About fifty guests were pres ent among whom were the Misses Albright and Barner of Barbours AlabamaSMiss Baughman of Stanford and Miss Smith of Franklin county The occasion was a most enjoyable one the plan of entertainment originaland unique The color effects were very pleasing red and green prevailing everywhere in sdu booklets which were distributed among the guests Frappe containing maraschino cherries was served on the pretty side veranda which was tastefully arranged as a cozy corner Misses Bessie Sparks and Leila May Lov ell presiding Later on in the eve ring the guests after registering were ushered into the dining room where the color scheme was conspicuously carried out in the table redIon a mint In the center of the table was the half of a large mellon the rind of which was carved into fan ciful shapes and in the redmeat waded diminutive pickaninnies in red costumes On leaving the dining roorr eachguest was given a red and green booklet in which he or she was requested to make a pencil drawing and give a descrip tion of their ideal of a husband or wife Prizes were offered first for the best description and second for the poorest drawing Miss Bes sie Sparks was awarded first prize and Mr A B Furnish second Shortly afterward the guests toot their leave with hearty appreciation of the delightful entertainment af forded them u Next week is the Brodhead fair Three days Vednesday Thursday and Friday Dont miss it The examinations for county scholarships for Brown Memorial School will be August iSth 1906 The Rockcastle County Fair at Brodhead text week beginning on Wednesday and lasting three days Are you goin- gNovickAll parties indebted to to the estate of L H Sigmon deceased will please settle same in side of the next thirty days A W Stewart Administrator Ve regret very much to have to announce to our readers that the magazine section will be discontinued for a few weeks however we are glad to say that it is onlv temporary and in a few weeks will be included again better and more extensive than in the past Mrs Willis Adams entertained Wednesday evening in honor of Miss Fannie Sparks and her visit ors Misses Bennett and Elgin About thirty guests were present all ofwhom report a most pleasant evening Delightful refreshments which if prepared by Mrs Adams could not he otherwise than the best were served The evening vvis spent playing games and prom enading the halls and porches which were brilliantly illuminated with Japanese lanterns until the hour of eleven arrived mud the hap py young people made h ir departure Iteritng Very grateful to the hostess for the pleasant evening spent UNION SERVICES T he held at Maretburg church on Saturday August 19 PR or AM r Song by Maretburg choir 2 Welcome address by Prof S E Chandler 3 Song by Freedom choir 4 Response to welcome address Rev Green Fish 5 One song by each class 6 One hour for dinner 7 Song by Brodhead class 8 Sunday School address by Rev A J Pike 9 Song by Mr Vernon class 10 Address Sunday School and Song Service by Rev C C Metcalf i I Responsive singings Let everybody conIc and bring full basket RESOLUTIONS o We the teachers of Magisterial District No 5 nict at Union sell ol house August 4 1906 and adopt the following resolutions Be it resolved tstThat we extend to the peo- Ple oursincere thanks for the counr tesy and hospitality shown us 2ndThat we thank the choir for the excellent music 3rdThat we request the County Superintendent to enforce the law concerning all teachers not at tending the Teachers Association 4thThat a coppy of these jes olutions be lento the County Su jierintendent and to the Mt Vernon Signal and Citizen Berea Ky for publication- E R Gentry D B Chandler Miss Salle Thomas J Pro etc r and J W len er Committee INITIAL PERFORMANCE OF THE IYCKUM COMI3DY WEIL RlclsItlll T1Sr IWAS NIGHT The Lyceum Comedy Company gave their opening performance last night at the Bowling Green Opera House A large crowd as sembled to witness Slaves of the Orient and in a mew minutes after the doors were opened only stand ing room was to be had This strong play was exceeding well executed The company is good and Al S Evans as Sammy Green the Bowery Boy was the hit of the evening He kepi the audience in laughter during his parts The specialties were good and of a higer and more expensive class than are companiesthe city for the rest of the week A matinee will be given Saturday afternoon The play to be prescnt ed to night is On the Stroke of Twelve a strong sensational com edvThis show will be at Brodhead during the Fair August 15 16 and s7 L1Y1NGSTOJN Mr and Mrs W F Tubbs and family are visiting Mr and Mrs W C Mullins at LaFallette and Mrs Roy Mullins returned to their home at Corbin after a leas ant visit here with relativesMissI Bessie Mullins is guest of Miss Cora Adams this weekMr Baker is iu Lou isville buying goodsMisses Lillie Thompson and Hallie Brown of Preachersville are guest of Miss Bertma Mullins this week Mr Willie Mullins of Corbin spent a few days at home this week Mr John Howell L N conductor is at home with an at tack of rheumatism Mr Claud Holdman has returned from a two In1Jbnday1School Mr W A B Davis as principalI Mrs Fishback int er and Miss Hellen Singleton primary teacher There is nothing to prevent a successful term ofschool Rev Knox of Winchester filled Rev Campbells pulpit here Sun dayThe District Sunday School Convention meets at Pine Hill to morrow Saturday There is quite a crowd of Sunday School workers going from here and all are assured of a good dinner Mr Steve Carson and daughter Miss Bessie ofjellico Tent were visiting relatives and friends here first of the weekMr George Preston of Corbin is visiting rela tives hereMr John Preston of Irondale Ohio is spending a few days with relativesfirs Kittie Neil of Fork Ky is visiting her mother Mrs Ford and aunt Mrs Sue Mullins Mrs Frank Clifford and family of Carbondale Jll returned to their home Mondav after an extended visit with Mr and Mrs Sam WardMr Mart Hicks who moved from here to Cincin Watt about six months returned thus week with his family to male this his future home are glad to have Mr Hicks with us again Mr and Mrs Walter Rite and fair ily of Lebanon Junction are visit ing at the home of Mr Rices fath er Mr Chas RiceMr Richard Hamilton of Lebanon Junction was in town Sunday Master Earl Rice of Lebanon Junction is visit ing his grandmother Mrs H RiceMiss Bertina Mullius enter tained Saturday evening in honor of her guests Misses Thompson and Brown The hostess entertained in her usual charming way She was assisted by Miss Ella Stanley and Mrs John Howell Refresh ments were served at eleven oclock Those present were as follow Misses Hallie Brown Lillie Thomp son Claiy Clifford Lillie Clifford rouderron etla Sambrook Ella Stanley Cora Adams Anna helle Dishon Leila Argenbright and Nora Burton Messrs John Johnston Harry Lee Horace Ben ton John Donnelly John Marsh Mr Akers Harvey Henry Reece Clifford Garrard Burton Mr Vlia lin Conn Asher and Champ Mull fnsCrazed by heat James Lupo of New York shot and killed Ins wife and then sent a builet through his own brain inflicting a probably mortal wound A jury at Union City Tenn a warded Miss Lola XValker 21000 damages for breach of promise a gniust Col Dick Edwards J M Speyer a circus performer has been sentenced to hang at Kan tisms City September 21 for the mur der of his son A Mexican newspaper charge that the recently circulated handbills warning Americans to leave the country before Sept 16 were circulated by an unknown Amer icanThe membersof t he jury which will try B F French John Abner and John Smithcharched with murdering James B Marcum were selected from residents of Lee and Powell counties Atty Byrdof the prosecution caused a sensation by declaring that the jurors chosen had come here for the purpose o getting on the jury at all hazzards just as most of the Hargis and Cal ahan jurors had done A world of truth in a few words Nearly all other cough cures are constipating especially those con taining opiates Kennedys Laxative Honey and Tar moves the bow els Contains no opistes Yon can get it atjChas C Davis Drugstore IN GREAT DEMAND The demand for Chamberlains Colic Cholera and Diarrheoa Rem edy here has been so great that I have scarcely been able to keep it in stock It has cured cases of dys entervhere when all ether reme PikeI md I fillJsr Wl1j rir Opl taH t s T I Shoes that are Shoes all through and turotigh Shoes that will give your feet a vacation t Shoes that will nmake your purse rind We Have ThemII We Want to Sell rJ161JJ I You Need Them Lets Get up a Trade I i Iii1IT i I m The PATRIOT Shoe for Men 350 made vsieriaty work men cut out of time hest leathers money can InnJ Stitched with the Lost Silk Thread Solos host oak tanned Stylish ServicaLle unl STARBRANDSHOESARE t 4 111111leathersPatriot has the Stat on the llcol which guarantees the Quality na 1 The t PILGRIM sr for Men S3 your This line of shoes made of best box calf thug as a a will suit yon matter how much you kick 550 I ti The ureat Sixcialty I Inc Made by same who lI the Pntrwf 1uc11s in everv vnv he bc t f JoO lIB t tic nl1 a t ketort carr iu a styles enough to please you The t Star on the Heel is I p ily1fis strong sturdy battleship comfortable as glove They weal toono errs OT Another pcojjje hfJe it I 3 =STAR BRAND SHOE Shoe tllPI protection iMlS1l0ts 10M AIIEBETTEH 751BoysStar on the Heel means Quality The ii PEERZf Shoe for Men j1 A Shoe that will wear like a steel rail It is made of long wearing leather toil the soles are put on to stay I One pair of the P1EGfrill make you our friend The PEER Will Cost You 275 Betterf I Sfar Brand Shoes Are BeHer77IJ T EIOOhurch ISI fi V OBJ A ordChildren IorYes Ksa Always Bought lei tl 4f9hkt t lJl 1tiJLAND O1 tIr KKKTILKJSKCTIONS OF Ill E SO UTH W KST WilE li K LAN SELLS FOB 11 AM KKXTS FOJl3 PER ACHE One of the remarkable things about Eastern Ai kansas N ero Louisiana is the face that c ji r ed land rents lor S5 per acre cash tad can be bought for 7 50 tc- its per acre It costs 6 to 10 an mere to clear it Other improve necessary are slight and inexpen she The soil is rich alluvial or made It produces a bale of cotton per acre worth 45 to 60 This ac counts for its high rentalvalue Other crops such as corn small Drains grasses vegtahlesand fruits hrive as well Alfalfa yields 4 to 6 cuttings a ton a cutting mitt brings 10 to 5 6 per ton- I n other sestinas of these states ml in Texas as veil the rolling or sillland is especially adapted to ock raising and fruit growing and ivemy cheap 5 toio nil roved farmso to 25 pf icre The new hie Rier couutry Ters many opportunities for set rs High rolling fine wiper is natcratly adapted sock ii nit raising Can bemujthl as I as ti 1 pr m Se this great on try for your ir and pic Ol1tt tauion Dt riptive literature with naps gee on request The Missouri PacificIron Mottn- n System Lines sell reduced tN rrttndtt ip tickets on fir t and iiird Tuesd s rl each uu nlh to loinis in theJest and Southwest ood returning 21 days wish top vers For descrintive literature hue tables etc write to R T G MATTHEWS TmyePng Passenger Agent Louisville Ky or HC TmvNSHND Geseral Pass eiigor S Ticket Agent St Louis Mo V OyspepssaDlsresxs L 7 G P swa Fi 1 tiqWA= PJi OiF EIrDtjl4 o- Il I T n t 4 10e J f CPANT r l 1 ol1r1G Qt 4w Y n WtII ti o IU N S PRICES JJUMErtTA BHPNZS CO BRIDGEPORT CONN ltetrttttt1 h7 ROCKCASTLE BROHZE CO Samples of Vhiu Bronze Designs Lit crammer 1nevs etc at J Kishs store No cnsi to call up phone No Itio frin coun ty points to talk Bronze matters uttfoc i 2 ie ikt h JI iAND Cuffs THE SUr Yi2y WITH lrilk e K S fH17 17rct1 OIL cONStKPTJOH OUGS snd ULDS Price 50e100Free Trialt =tiurest and auicke Cure for oIl I THTOAT and IJNG TROUB LES or MONEY BACh- Itrt7vvvvJJI D JoJJVVJ tiP1VI rJ 1 filIe Latest i C 8gg 8 8 INe 8tfASHIOIIA lE q u MI ERY c- v 8 g 8The newest styles and0e o test creations front the g last 8 0- C tQCg 1 gii o GILT BELTS- EMBUOIDERIfiS +Q g g 3 OJIGANDIES CAPS QoMrs Cleo Brown J AIT VEI NON wa ftA1straestnw TEN YEARS IN BED For ten years I was confined to my bed with disease of my kidneys writes R A Gtay J P of Oak ville IndhIt was so severe I could not move Dart of the time I CUll stilted the very best medical skill available hut couid get no relief until Foleys Kidney Cure was recommended to me 7t has been a Godsend tome Chas C Davis V AOA i ION For vur summer oiling alk w us to suggest Colorado and Utal famous the world for their coo and invigorating climate magnificent mountain scenery and picture q tinner resorts whichare located along the line of the Denver Rio Grande The Scienie L ne of the World Tery low excursion rates and Circle tour tickets are on sale during the sum mer months via these lines to all the principal points of interest The Denver Rio Grande with its numerous branches pesetrating the great States of Colorado and Utah has some forty different Circle tours through the Rocky mountains one of which vs the tUOUS 1000 mile tour for 2800 which comprises more noted seen ery than any similar trip in tin world passing the following points of interest La Veta Pass Pouch Pass Toltec Gorge Indian reservations Durango Mancos Canon Rico Lizard Head Pass Las Ani mas Canon Silverton Ouray Cim- arron Canon Black Canon of the Gunnison Marshall Pass and the Royal Gorge This trip can be comfortably made in five days but at least ten days should be deve ted to it so that one may view at leis ure the principal sights Tickets at very low rates are also on sale to Salt Lake City Utah If you contemplate a trip through Colorado or Utah let us send you some beau tifully illustrated booklets free S K Hooper G P T A MAKE HAY WHlLiv THE SUN SHINES Ther is a lesson in tho work of the thrifty farmer He knows that the bright sunshine may last but a day and he prepares for the show ers which are liable to follow it should be with every household lJ seutery diarrhoea and choler morbus may attack some inemluM of the home without warning Chamberlains Colic Cholera and Diarrhoea ReuiIwhich is th best known medicine for these di eases should always be kept a handas immediate refltNecessary and delay may prove fa tat For sale by Unas L u j Alt Vernon Ky The Salvation Army headquar ters in St Louis were destroyed b fire One man was killed by fall 1g or leaping from the fire escape The property loss is estimated at 50 000 A MYSTERY SOLVED How to keep off periodic attack of hilliousness and habitual consti pation was a mjsterv that Dr Kinds New Life Pills solved for me1 Write John N Pleasant of Aliiguolia Ind The only ph that are guaranteed to give peifect satisfaction to everybody or money refunded Ouly 25C at at all ding- S oresCIJIkES RifiOiATlSMLUH8SO NEURALGIA and KIDNEY TROUBLE taken Internally rids the blood of the polsonou matter and acids which are the direct Muses of these diseases Applied exteriully t affords almost In Unt relief fiun tu whle a permanent cure It belnfc enccf ty purifying the blood dissolving wolsonous sub stance and remve cta the system DR t D BLAND- Of Browton OR writes yearwithand hg Jk trird tbs remedln that I coii- hlgtbrtan medlal work th a numbtr ot i jlcUn but round notUlaif ttit tart tut relief obta nod Iron prOUOIorrbumstiam FREERheumatismNeuraJeJBdeed disease write for u trial bottle of DROPS it yourself ofttmeas ILl entirely tree of opium cocaine alcohol laudanum sad otuer similar ingredients Large HoWe uSPROPS 300 Dtu100 10P Oslo Lt DrugjZsLs fWAHSOH IHEHHATII COMPAIY D t 80 110 Lake Street Chicago =UNNECESSARY EXPENSE Acute attacks of colic diarrhoea and dysentery come on withjui warning and prompt relief must b obtained There is no need of curring the expense ot a phvsi clans services in such cases if Chamberlains Colic Cholera nnl Diarrlieoa Remedy is at hand A dose of this remed will relieve the patient before a doctor could arrive It has never been known to fail even in tLo most severe and dan gerous cases and no family shi ul be without it For sale by Chas C Davis Mt Vernon Ky KENTUCKY FAIR DATKS Brodhead Aug 153 days Fern Creek Aug 144 days Vanceburg August 154 days Columbia August 214 days Shepherdsville August 214 das Lawrenceburg August 214 days Springfield August 224 days Barbourville August 223 days Guthrie August 233 days Nicholasville August 282 days Shelbyville August 294 days London August 2Y3 days Florence August 294 days Bardstovvn August 29 4 days Somerset Sept 54 days iilizabetetown Sept 43 days aris September 42 days lottticello Sept 11 4 days lasgowSept t2a days almouth Sept 264 day GALVESTON SEA WALL Makes life as safe now in the cih is on the higher uplands E W Goodloe who resides on Dutton ii in Waco Tex needs no sra wall for safety He writes Have used Dr Kings New Discov ery for Consumption the past lh years and it keeps me well and salt Before that time I hada cnug which for years had been growing worse Now its gone1 Curt chrmic Coughs LaGrippe Croup preventPneumonia Every bottle guaranteed at ah Irng stores Price 5oc RiidioTrial bottle free 1 ONLY RAILROAD SOUTH I EQUIPPED WITH I AUTOMATIC ELECTRIC I BLOCK SIGNALS I III SOUTHERN RAILWAY PnoLtHCINCINNATI TO ALL IMPORTANT CITIES and i AND SouthI For and Rare Addr- euUCKINGCPTA E Main St Lexington Ky W A OARRETT General Managet W C RINEARSON P Cincinnati O I THE RIQEWAL LAXATIVE COUGH SYRUP For all Coughs and assists in expelling Colds from the tern by gently moving tho bowels 4relief for certainlNearly all cough cures J 3ICcontaining ynoKENNEDYS The Red Clover Blos som and tho Honey Bee is on every bottle LAXATIVE HOIEYItND TA O- C DoWITT St CO CHICAGO L A Sold by CHAS C DAVIS IIOVd TillS c ollir out liimilred lnllirs ruril for any ii v of iitiirrli that cannot ItlIrlt i llallS Catarrh Cure IF N EY J Co Toleio Ohi unilersi neI Invc rnoun F ClufV for the In years iiiiijeileti hi nifitly liiiiioralil in iill imsiiu r trinsa linns anil linaniially aiilc carry mi nu nlilialiuii made liy hi linn VAIUIC KIVNAI MAKVIX IWlllllc Dr gits loledo O rIHIsurfaces of hit s ttlII leu initials so Im Price Tf cents a bottle Suit y a frui ts Take Halls Family Pills fur Constipation WANTKD liy Chicago wholesalt and mail order hoiis assitaii manager man or woman for this county and adjoining territory Salary 20 and expenses paid weekly expense money advanced Vork pleasant positum permunent I7i investmeu or experience requir ed Spare time valuable Write at once for full particulars and en close selladdressed envelope Ad dress GENERAL MANAGER 134 IL Lake St Chicago THE END OF THE WORLD of troubles that robbed E H Volf of Hear Grove Ia of ail use fullness came when he began tak ing Electric Bittors He writes Two years ago kidney trouble canseq me great suffering which I would never nave survived had I not taken Eleclril Bitters The also cured me of General Debility Sure cure for all Stomache Liver and Kidney complaints Blood diseases Headache Dizziness and Weakness or bodily decline Price Soc Guaranteed by all druggi- stsROCKCASTLE Real Estate Co MT VEKNOX KY 0 FARM Xo This farm of il7 acres located on Negro rreelc near Lirodhuad Ky is ont of the bust rums in the county and will be sold at a bargain the owner being unable to iropcrly look after same because o his health The entire farm is undei fetter 170 acres in cultivation balanct timbered three houses on farm good ivells at d springs and plenty of good stock water Also row orchard FA KM No I lH acres near Broil head well fenced pleity good water ood orchard Plenty timber to run farm good residence and unto tenant house Can be bought for j 00l A Treat bargain FAItM NO 5 So acres of laud be jWeen Irtish creek and Orlando 0 icivs in cultivation balance timbered two houses and well watered Will cheap KAIIM NO SII acres nen tYeedom church splendid its iuleet and a most desirable farm Trice tut- uaruaiii KiM NO Thee tracts ff land in one body consisting of 85 and Iji acres located on Glade Fork creek in Lincoln county Ky and about miles from Crab Orchardtot Irab Orchard and Bee Lick road These lands are located near the resi dences of George Ilines and George G ooeh About ii acres of this land is hut rarlUinrjltlly tis A GAURVNtRED CORE FOR PILl 8 Itching Blind Bleeding Protrud ing Pile Druggists ate authorized to refund money if PAZO OINT MHNTiiils to cure in 6 to 14 days ocoiOTJtosa tlxo cotiiiii rsacl locals luxu FOLEYS KIDNEY CURE WILL CURE YOU of any case of Kidney or Bladder disease that is not beyond the reach of medi cine Take it at once Do not risk having Bright Dis ease or Diabetes There is nothing gained by delay SOc and 100 Bottles REFUSE SUBSTITUTES CHAS CDAVIS WMCHfSTER NtBLACK Loaded Black Powder Shells Shoot Strong and Evenly Are Sure Fire Will Stand Reloading They Always Get The Game For Sale Everywhere My Hair is ScragglyDo be contented with it Have to be Oh no Just put on Ayers Hair Vigor and have long thick hair soft even hair But first of all stop your hair from coming out Save what you have Ayers Hair Vigor will not disappoint you It feeds the hairbulbs makes weak hair strong The best kind of a testimonial Sold for over sixty years Made by J Aycr Lowell MasslAlso manufacturers of There is nothing so pleasant as that bright cheerful atpe ace with theworld feeling when you sit down to your breakfast There is nothing so conducive to good work and good results The health man with a healthy mind and body is a better fellow a better workman a better citizen than the man or wo man who is handicapped by some disibility however slight A slight disorder of the stomache will de range your body your thoughts and your disposition Get awav from the morbidness and the lnpu Keep your stomach in tune and both your brain and body will respond Little indiscretions of over eating cah be eaily corrected and you will be surprised to see how much better man you are Try i little Kodol For Dvspepsa aft e vour meals Sold by Chas C Da- VIS Mt Vernon A homeless youth of New York stole a knife and stabbed the first man he metr The assailant attemp ted to rifle his victims pockets hut was re vit ted by pcssersby The demand for pig iron hr strength ind in tie Southern mar ket to such an extent that another advance in prices is expe tee at an early date The official for the seventeenth annual im etlng of the TransMiss isppi Conuivss in Kansas City November 20 to 23 has brett issued by the Executive Committee Dont drag nIl ng with a duil bill ions lit avy feHinir Yon need pill Usr IeWlrs Iittp Early kin lit famous Ii tie pills Dnot Utn or yripe t nti1urn sore nn DIVH It Vernon y jrodhead Marble Work 3RO H EA KY Granite d MnrMe Monuments ind Tombstones manufactured bv ALBRIGHT FRANCISCO Also Agents for Iron Fence- D H A 1GHT Manager F= MFO xiv sltVtewarr eil- ulnll Iron J Fence lifetlmoII1twARrCINCINNATI OJ ars J duiill5 ol lien stows II oar cats loiue low JOLIOCIIl lee AN 11EA- I4VACATION TRIP T- OYELLOWSTONE PARK PERSONALLY CONDUCTED linerary of Trip Denver Colorado Springs Cripple Cretk Garden of the Gods Mani- tou PIKES PEAK Grand River Canon Royal Gorge Glenwocd Springs Salt Lake City Ogdtn Salt Air Marshall Pass Black Can on and 6f DAYS IN WONDER FUL YELLOWSTONE PARK Cost of Trip Expense of an ordinary trip of this nature has been fully consider ed and minimized so as to be with in easy reach of all Special Sleepers Will leave Louisville Night oj July 25th Eor full particulars Write J H GALLAGHER jqo7 Barret Avenue Louisville ssi= PINE III LL Mrs John Meadow and children spent several rays here with rel- atuveVillam Doan after a verv serious illness of fever is eontale- sceniMaster Eijjar Cottongiiu on the sick list Milton Pike ol Lebanon Junction was in tOw- iSaturdayMr Lyons of Lebanon was here shipping lumber 1I weekMr A H Simpson and Mrs James Simpson visited th family of W 0 SimpsonA Sah1 bath school district convention to be heldat Pine Hill school home on August n All interested in this work are cordially invited to attendwith thir lunch basket One ot the pleasant events was a woodlawn luncheon given by the Misses Sympson and McFerron Guests present from a distance were Mr A H Simpson of Nich olasville Mr Seward MIl sh ofjBej rea and Mrs James Winchester Mrs Nancy Mc Hargue is visiting in Jellico Tenn Mrs Georgia McClure is in Leba non Junction this week Another good man has been called from earth to heaven In the deathof John W Sullivan the Sabbath School and Christian Endeavor haying lost a valued worker While he walked among us his life was an example of right living and a daily exercise of the Golden Rule We extend our sympathy to the bereaved wife and son May the God he serv comfort them Farmer Brown had apples green hanging on a true Jonnie spied theuil II take two one for you and me Vhen twa over mother said Now run out and play Lucky for you that Cascasweet was in the house today Just what is in Cacasweet is on tho bottle in plain English 50 doses 25 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they know her well They will have seen her in the trailing robes of Juliet or the simple gown of Marguerite dark skinned as Aida or fair and white as the young bride Elsa They will find in her a neighbor giving plenty of heart and strength and personality to those who weep or thrill as they listen Sympathy is meat and drink to the singer but in the spring when the big theater home of her triumphs is closed Madame Emma Eames flies to Vallombrosa where sympathy awaits As soon as she reaches her Italian estate she becomes Mrs Julian Story It is the beginning of the simple life of household duties and dairy superin tendence of the friendship of little chickens new puppies and old ponies of favorite flowers in a personal gar den and the companionship of a was reared in New Eng land Mr Story InSSiome They have a luxurious house th Paris but it is this sunny mountain slope in Italy that awakens a responsive throb when the home longing is keen and the ap plause of the public falls to reach the heart OLD VALEOMBROSA MONASTERY Many years ago W W Story traveling for his health in Italy found the beauty of the Appenines to culminate in the stretch of land known as Vallombrosa The monas tery of the name founded in the tenth MADAME A Popular of century was in the hands of a few monks The scattering of the monastic order was the first of innovations The locality famed for its healthgiving properties offers peace and immunity from the world in a few hotels and sanitoriums Two or three American millionaires have erected summer homes on nearby hill tops and several families of the aristocracy of Florence spend the hot months here in feudal strongholdsThe box of the ancient Medici family where the American poet lived and died is occupied by his daughter and Julian Story because the spot is endeared to him through his fathers memory has built on a farm of many acres a great square tower and hall Campiglioni is the farm and Torre Di Campiglioni is tho home which signifies the happy abode of art and good fellowship Mr Story paints pictures and spends his energy wherever his por trait commissions may take him while his wife is singing To the visiting friend of the singer the 20 mile trip from Florence was a fitting approach to her beautiful retreat The road which eventually led up to the terrace of II Torre was tied in bowknots and worked out like a puzzle The puzzle was solved however and in the open living room or loggia Mr Story gave me hearty welcome ENTIRELY DEMOCRATIC The girl who had been separated by professional etiquette from the great singer looked forward with some ap prehension to meeting a divinity in sweeping sunembroidered velvet draperies Soon Mrs Story came out in a white duck skirt and a drawnwork shirtwaist A 50 r Its simply fine in you to come Have some seltzer cried the lady A hearty laugh from the group on the terrace broke in upon her greeting and made her call hastily Dont tell any stories about me Let us go over there she said rising one can never afford to miss a good laugh and Ger man dialect is too rare on these prem ises to be slighted I often wish that I had one of my own or that Joe Weber Lew Fields or Sam Bernard could hear some of the attempts at English that reach my ears during the opera season As it is I can only enjoy them for a moment and repeat them afterward to some one who can perpetuate the in cident Oh we have droll times Mrs Story has a keen sense of hu mor and quite loses herself as she listens to a group of storytellers Un like most strong personalities she does not rob those around her of poise and ease but possesses the rare fac ulty of bringing out the very best that is in them After dinner that wonderful even ing music came in for its share The last Wagnerian production to the popu lar songs of the season was the range A fragment of Tammany was sung by that voice which will go down in history and the chorus was taken up in many keys by the dinner guests All had heard the voice before but it was not Madame Eames of Grand Opera who sang It was Mrs Julian Story singing to her friends From Above the Clouds The view of a stormcloud from above is one of the most interesting sights ever beheld by man According to a famous aeronaut a storm view from that position has the appearance of a vast sea of boiling upheaving snow The falling of the rain can be distinct ly heard making a noise like a water fall over a precipice The thunder heard above the stormcloud is not loud and the flashes of lightning ap EMMA EAMES Favorite Grand Opera pear like streaks of intensely white light on the surface of the graycolored vapor JOHN WESLEYS POEM Representative J W Gaines of Ten nessee Created Roars of Amuse DuringClosingReciting When Democ racy Will Die When the lions eat grass like an ox And the fisherman swallows the whale When the terrapins knit woolen socks And the hare Is outrun by the snail When serpents walk upright like men And doodle bugs travel like frogs When the grasshopper feeds on the hen And feathers are found on the hogs When Thomas cats swim in the air And elephants roost upon trees When insects in summer are rare And snuff never makes people sneeze When the fish creep over dry land And mules on velocipedes ride When foxes lay eggs in the sand prideWhenAnd girls get to preaching on time When the billy goat butts from the rear And treason no longer is crime When the humming bird brays like an ass And limburger smells like cologne glassAndWhen sense grows in Republican heads And wool on the hydraulic ram Then the Democratic party will be dead And this country not worth a In the Friends burial grounds in Salem N J there stands the largest oak tree in the State and possibly the largest in the United States It is now used as the trade mark of the New Jersey Forestry Association JUVENILE GARDENING JAMESTOWN EXPOSITION HAS A MODEL SCHOOL GARDEN OF A HUNDRED BOYS Practical Demonstrations by Depart ment of Agriculture and Various States Landscape Improvements and Beautifications Among the many novel features at the Jamestown Exposition is the gar den work by school children One hundred boys from the public schools of Norfolk Newport News and Hamp ton near the Exposition grounds were selected by their teachers to carry out the plans for a school garden at the Exposition Special trolley cars con veyed these young gardeners and their THE 1000 OLD POWHATAN teachers to the grounds April 16 1906 and under direction ol Warren II Manning landscape designer of the Exposition every boy was assigned to a small plot of ground in the garden and was given seeds to plant and in structions how to plant them In these gardens are now growing beans peas parsnips carrots marshmallow parsley and other vegetables They are attended by their little gardeners and are kept clean and free from weeds most of the boys taking a special pride in their gardens This is but a preliminary training for the schoolchildren in gardening a trial heat as it were for the race next year The actual work is to be taken up at the Jamestown Exposition next springPRIZES FOR BEST GARDENS Those who have made a success of their gardens this season will be given preference next year and will have their same gardens The Exposition Company will give prizes or medals for jthei best cultivated garden on the Exposition grounds and the young gardeners will be given some valu able lessons in agriculture The U S Department of Agriculture and some of the state departments will have ex perimental stations and gardens at the Exposition as object lessons to the young as well as older gardeners The young minds amonglthe visitors which have a bent toward agricultural pursuits will have an opportunity to learn much of value in the way of till ing the soil They will learn when to plant what to plant and how to plant to get the best results They will also be given an opportunity to study soils and their treatment and how to enrich and improve them Tree plant ing and transplanting will constitute another phase of Uncle Sams object lessons as are done at other govern ment experimental stations At the St Louis Exposition Uncle Sams gar dens and the childrens gardens proved exceedingly interesting as well as in structive to the farmers who were wise enough to appreciate the bene fits to be derived from them At the Jamestown Exposition it is expected the Agricultural Department will broaden its scope of instructions in many ways and surpass Its efforts at WOODS BECOME PARKS The landscape gardening which has transformed a wild woods into one of the most beautiful scenic parks will also serve as an object lesson to farm ers and all who have grounds to beau tify with flowers shrubs arid trees More than a million plants and trees are growing on the Exposition grounds many of which have been transplanted others are native to the soil Among the trees transplanted were several hundred old trees some comprising an apple orchard whose trees were removed and planted around the thirtyacre drill plain on the grounds These and the pines cedars dogwoods and other trees have not suffered by being transplanted Even trees which were hauled miles over land and water and plant ed on the Exposition grounds and thrifty They have all been handled under the guidance of landscape engin eers The work has been done scien tifically and skillfully The results are seen in the fine condition of the trees The arrangement of trees flowers and plants of all kinds in various parts of the Exposition grounds can be studied to great advantage by all landscape gardeners and the unique fence of wire and flowering vines is a study worth going miles to see a magnificent model which every fence builder will find worthy of following This is eight feet high made of several strands of wire and running over the wire in every direction com pletely covering it are vines of honey suckle crimson rambler rose and trumpet creeper making what seems to be an immense hedge of flowering vines HOME IMPROVEMENTS If the Exposition results in imbuing its many thousand visitors with the spirit of home improvement and with a determination to go back home and make of their own towns or houses and grounds models of beauty and con venience it will go far toward proving a national success Rustic benches and bridges pretty walks under canopies of vines and flowers shady lanes and streets and a thousand other interesting things at the Exposition are studies for the peo ple worthy of the most careful at tention It will not be an exposition YEAR OAK many fence of commercialism but one showing the beauties of nature and tie value of science in peace as well as in war e RELICS OF JAMESTOWN Site of Exposition Battleground of Conflicts Between Early Settlers and Indians Of all the Smiths who have over lived Captain John is becoming the most famous due to the prominence given to his loins incident to the Jamestown Exposition The romantic days of Pocahontas and Captain John Smith are vividly recalled liy the old Indian and frontiersmen relics which have boon dug up in preparing the ground for the Jamestown Exposition The site selected for the celebration of the throe hundredth nr versary of the first permanent English settlement in America was once an Indian village occupied by the Powhatuns the most powerful tribe of the early American Indians who roamed over the country east of the Ohio River several cen turies ago Near the State Exhibits Building stands a majestic live oak tree the Powhatan Oak estimated to be nearly 1000 years old which was a favorite camping ground of the In dians before America was discovered by the Palefaces Here were held councils of war when the only weap ons in use were stone hatchets stone war clubs spears with stone points and bows and arrows The arrow heads used were made of flint clapped down to a cutting edge almost as sharp as a knife every arrow head representing many hours of hard and patient toil Scores of these flint ar rowIt cads are being found on the Ex position ground in excavating for streets and buildings Some of them are broken perhaps by striking some foe of the Indians in battle or some wild animalin those days the woods about Hampton Roads were alive with deer bear and other animals At Se wells Point where these relics arc found were fought bloody battles be tween the early English settlers and the Indians and according to old In dian traditions this was also the batttle ground on which warring In dian tribes desperately contended for the right of domain long before the occurrence of the historic event which the Jamestown Exposition commemo rates The valuable fisheries of what are now called Hampton Roads and Chesapeake Bay te beautiful hunt ing grounds along the water courses and the many attractions peculiar to this locality made this particular point of land very desirable and for its possessions Indian tribes warred with one another Now after cen turies have gone by and the old In dian nations that once controlled this region have passed away their ancient battle fields have been trans formed into a magnificent international exposition ground just outside the corporate limits of the city of Norfolk Virginia Wont Industrial Training Resolutions were recently adopted at the closing sessions of the Ameri can Institute of Instruction at New Haven favoring the installing of in dustrial departments in every efficient school system The institute also placed itself on record as holding that in view of recent developments of dis honesty in high places and of the in crease of crime in different directions it is the duty of the teachers to per sistently train the American youth In honesty integrity and uprightness FARM HIGH SCHOOL GREAT IMPRO VERIEST IN EDUCA TIONAL METHODS IN THRIV lNG KANSAS TOWS Consolidation of the SodHouse Schools into a Large and Well Equipped High School Students Imbibe the Spirit of Village Improv ement Actual examples of successesof things that already have been doneare more convincing than a thousand plausible arguments to prove what possibly can be done The Department of Agriculture cites a case in Kansas showing the practical operation of a county high school which has done much for Norton County and which if faithfully worked out in other in stances would give a tremendous im petus to any other county in any stateKansas has local option in the es tablishment of county high schools As a result several sparsely settled counties or counties in which there are few large towns are supporting such schools Norton County which a few years ago was dotted with sod school houses and which still has many sod dwelling houses now sup ports a good county high school in the village of Norton a town of 1500 in habitants located near the geopraphi cal center of the county The high school building is of brick 2 stories high over a well lighted basement and is located on the outskirts of the village where land can be easily se cured The basement contains fur nace and fuel rooms lavatories and a gymnasium On the first floor is a physics and chemistry room a natural history room a music and art room and the rooms of the business depart ment The second floor contains an assembly and study room and two recitation rooms The apparatus and other equipment for the work in physics chemistry and natural history are exceptionally good for a small high school There is also a good library and a reading room with current news papers and magazines The expense of running the school in 19034 was 9588 including 4430 for teachers salaries and 5158 for buildings grounds and incidentals This was a year when considerable sums were spent for furniture appara tus supplies and additional land The running expenses for the first six months in 1905 were 3775 Heretofore five teachers have been employed but this year there are six NO FARMING TAUGHT Previous to this year the Norton County High School has offered college preparatory normal business ana gen eral science coursesbut no course related in any direct way to the leading industry of the county farming The county superintendent of schools said that his attention had been forcibly directed to this lack in the curriculum of the high school by the experience of a young man who came to the school from one of the many large farms in the vicinity took the fouryear busi ness course spent one year in a local bank at 30 a month and then con THE LAST SOD INNORTON SCHOOL KANSAS eluded that he would gain in both purse and pleasure by going back to the farm Such a young man and there are many like him in the Norton County High School would have wel comed an agricultural course and would have gone back to the farm much better prepared for the duties of life than he was with a business train ing So the county superintendent of schools and the other members of the board of trustees decided that an agricultural course should take the place of the general science course and hired a graduate of the Kansas State Agricultural College to teach agricul ture and other sciences in the high school Secretary Wilson of Agricul ture while making a trip through the shortgrass country learned of the enterprise became much interested in it and in response to an appeal for aid sent a representative of the Office of Experiment Stations to Norton to help start it The president of the Kansas State Agricultural College also responded to a call for assistance and made one of a party of four that toured the country for eight days in the interests of the new course of study As a result considerable interest was aroused in the proposed new work a tentative agricultural course was out lined and arrangements were made with the three farm implement dealers of the town to open their warehouses to the classes in agriculture and furnish experts to give instruction on the mechanics care and use of farm machinery STARTING IN AGRICULTURE The agricultural work of the course includes botany with special reference specieshybridization light heat moisture etc on the plant physiologyfarmculture farm accounts farm management including farm plans methods of cropping farm machinery and its care and rural economies with spe cial reference to the problems of a business nature that will be met on the farm animal production and stock judging and dairying The teacher of agriculture reports that the implement dealers have given further evidence of their interest in the agricultural course by offering prizes aggregating 112 in value for a grainjudging contest open to all young men in the country and that these prizes nave been supplemented by a 15 suit of clothes from a clothing dealer Con tinuing he says I am well pleased with the way the boys take hold of the work Out of 70 boys we have 9 enrolled in the agricultural course and I think most of the firstyear boys will take it up when they get to it in the course It is proving popular in the school and entirely free from the prejudice I had anticipated at the outset This is the nucleus of an important experiment in education Norton Is just in the edge of the great semiarid region of the Middle West Agricul tural practice in that region differs ma terially from that of the more humid regions on the one hand and from that of the irrigated districts on the other The teacher of agriculture is thoroughly familiar with the agricul ture of theregion and has but recent ly graduated from an agricultural col lege which is devoting much study to the problems of the hundredth meridi an belt The agriculture of this belt is extensive Here one man works as much land as four or five men in the East he cultivates three rows of corn at one crossing of the field and does other things on an equally extensive scale Improved farm machinery makes this method of farming possible it is therefore of the greatest importance hat much attention to farm machinery e given in the agricultural course t the Norton County High School The cereals corn and wheat are the leading field crops hence the import ance of grainjudging contest and other school work relating to these great staples The county superintendent of schools has expressed the hope that the school may also do much work that will be of immediate practical benefit to the agriculture of the country such as testing seeds for viability or germin ating power and milk and cream fry butter fat treating oats and whe A for smut and potatoes for scab spraying trees and garden crops for insect pests and diseases and making plans for farm buildings roads water sys tems etc Such work could be done largely by the pupils at school or on the different farms on Saturdays It would be educational and at the same time would make the farmers feel that they were getting some immediate tangible return for the taxes paid in support of the school The Homer Pigeon The homer pigeon when traveling seldom feeds and if the distance to its home be long It arrives thin exhausted and almost dying If corn be presented to it it refuses to eat con tenting itself with drinking a little water and then sleeping Two or three hours later it begins to eat with againimmediatelyhas been very prolonged the pigeon will proceed in this manner for forty eight hours before recovering its nor mal mode of feeding flJhitt I Copyrijhtec1 t8cJ4By3Arpe3 BroiliQT3 CHAPTER XV Tha Prince with his English and Gas con army moved swiftly southward in battle array and Sir Nigel having recruited his ranks with the two hun dred members of the original White Company from the woods near Mont pezard joined the army and received the honorable commission from the Prince to push ahead into Spain and discover the location and strength of the Spanish and French army under King Henry of Transtamare The lit tlo band wound through the passes of Navarre and into the rugged land of Nigel had with him Sir William Pelton Sir Oliver Buttesthorn stout old Sir Simon Burley the Scotch knight errant the Earl of Angus and Sir Rich ard Causton all accounted among the bravest knights In the army together with sixty veteran menntarms and three hundred and twenty archers Spies had been sent out In the morning and returned after nightfall to say that the King of Spain was encamped some fourteen miles off in the direction of Burgos having with him twenty thousand horse and fortyfive thousand foot A drywood fire had been lit and round this the leaders crouched the glare beating upon their rugged faces while the hardy archers lounged and chatted amid the tethered horses while they provisionsFor Bur ley I am of the opinion that we have already done that which we have come for For do we not now know where the king Is and how great a following he hath which was the end of our jour ney True answered Sir William Felton but I have come on this venture be cause it is a long time since I have broken a spear In war and certes I shall not go back until I have run a course with some cavalier of Spain- I will not leave you Sir William returned Sir Simon Burley and yet as an old soldier and one who hath seen much of war I cannot but think that it Is an ill thing for four hundred men to find themselves between an army of sixty thousand on the one side and a broad river on the other Yet said Sir Richard Causton we cannot for the honor of England go back without a blow struck Nor for the honor of Scotland either cried the Earl of Angus By Saint Paul you have spoken very well said Sir Nigel and I have always heard that there were very worthy gentlemen among the Scots and fine skirmishing to he had upon their border Bethink you Sir Simon that we have this news from the lips of common spies who can scarce tell us as much of the enemy and of his forces as the prince would wish to night they led their horses stumbling and groping through wild defiles and rugged alleys following the guidance of a frightened peasant who was strapped by the wrist to Black Si mons stirrupleather With the early dawn they found themselves in a dark ravine with others sloping away from It on either side and the bare brown crags rising In long bleak terraces all round them If It please you fair lord said Black Simon this man hath misled us and since there is no tree upon which we may hang him it might be well to hurl him over yonder cliff The peasant reading the soldiers meaning in his fierce eyes and harsh accents dropped upon his knees scream Ing loudly for mercy How comes it dog asker Sir Will iam Felton in Spanish Where is this camp to which you swore you would lead us By the sweet Virgin By the blessed Mother of God cried the trembling peasant I swear to you that in the darkness I have myself lost the pa- thIAt the instant there rose the scream of a hundred bugles with the deep rolling of drums and the clashing of cymbals all sounding together in one deafening uproar Knights avid arch ers sprang to arms convinced th some great host was upon them but the guide dropped upon his knees and thanked Heaven for its mercies We have found them caballeros he cried This is their morning call As he spoke he scrambled down one of the narrow ravines and climbing over a low ridge at the further end he led them Into a short valley with a stream purling down the centre of it and a very thick growth of elder and box upon either side Pushing their theylookedhearts beat harder and their breath come faster In front of them lay a broad plain watered by two winding streams and covered with grass stretching away to where in the furthest distance the towers of Burgos bristled up against the light blue morning sky Over all this vast meadow there lay a great city of tentsthousands upon thousands of them laid out in streets and squares like a wellordered town High silken pavilions or colored marquees shoot Ing up from among the crowd of mean er dwellings marked where the great lords and barons of Leon and Castile displayed their standards while over the white roofs as far as eye could reach the waving of ancients pavons pensils and banderoles with flash of gold and glow of colors proclaimed that all the chivalry of Iberia were mustered in the plain beneath them Far off In the centre of the camp a huge palace of red and white silk with the royal arms of Castile waving from the summit announced that the gallant Henry lay there in the midst of his warriors As the English adventurers peeping out from behind their brushwood screen looked down upon this wondrous sight they could see that the vast army in front of them was already afoot The first pink light of the rising sun gUt- tered upon the steel caps and breast plates of dense masses of slingers and marchedintheir exercise A thousand columns of smoke reeked up into the pure morning air where the faggots were piled and the campkettles already simmering In the open plain clouds of light horse galloped and swooped javelinsish had adopted from their Moorish en emies All along by the sedgy banks of the rivers long lines of pages led their masters chargers down to water while the knights themselves lounged In gaylydressed groups about the doors of their pavilions or rode out with their falcons upon their wrists and their greyhounds behind them in quest of quail or leveret The leaders sat amongst the box wood and took counsel together as to what they should do while from be low there surged up the buzz of voices the shouting the neighing of horses and all the uproar of a great camp What boots it to wait said Sir William Felton Let us ride down upon their camp before they discover- us And so say I cried the Scottish earl for they do not know that there is any enemy within thirty long leagues of them For my part said Sir Simon Bur ley I think that it Is madness for you cannot hope to rout this great ar my and where are you to go and what are you to do when they have turned upon you planbysmall deed upon them and yet by the help of God may be able to draw off Burleyhathany other way How then Sir Nigel asked sev voicesWe lie here all day for amid this brushwood it is ill for them to see us Then when evening comes we shall sally out upon them and see If we may not gain some honorable advancement from them We shall have nightfall to cover us when we draw off so that we may make our way back through the mountains I would station a score of archers here In the pass with all our pennons jutting forth from the rocks and as many naldrs and drums and bugles as we have with us so that fadinglightof the prince is upon them and fear to go further What think you of my plan Sir Simon By my troth I think very well of it cried the prudent old commander If four hundred men must needs run a tilt against sixty thousand I cannot see how they can do it better or more safelyAnd so say I cried Felton hearti ly But I wish the day were over for it will be an ill thing for us if they chance to light upon us The words were scarce out of his mouth when there came a clatter of loose stones the sharp clink of trotting hpofs and a darkfaced cavalier mounted upon a white horse burst through the bushes and rode swiftly down the valley from the end which campLightlya hawk perched upon his left wrist he looked about him with the careleos air of a man who is bent wholly upon pleasure and unconscious of the pos- sibIlIty of danger Suddenly however his eyes lit upon the fierce faces which glared out at him from the brushwood With a cry of terror he thrust his spurs into his horses sides and dash ed for the narrow opening of the gorge For a moment it seemed as though he would have reached it for he had trampled over or dashed aside the ar chers who threw themselves in his way but Hordle John seized him by the foot in his grasp of iron and dragged him from the saddle while two others caught the frightened horse Ho ho roared the great archer How many cows wilt buy my mother if I set thee free Hush that bulls bellowing cried Sir Nigel impatiently Bring the man here By St Paul it is not the first time that we have met for if I mis take not it is Don Diego Alvarez who was once at the princes court It is indeed I said the Spanish knight I trust that I am now tne prisoner of some honorable knight or gentlemanYou the prisoner of the man who took you Sir Diego answered Sir Ni gel And I may tell you that better men than either you or I have found themselves before now prisoners in the EnglandWhatmand asked the Spaniard Big John scratched his red head and questionhim said he that I shall have ten cows and a bull too if it be but a little one Also a dress of blue sendall for mother and a red one for Joan with five acres of pastureland two scythes and a fine new grindstone Likewise a small house with stalls for the cows and thirtysix gallons of beer for the thirsty weather laughIngAlley and I think Don Diego that five thousand crowns is not too much for so renowned a knight- It shall be duly paid him For some days we must keep you with us and I must crave leave also to use your shield your armor and daybutSet guards Aylward with arrow on string at either end of the pass for It may happen that some other cava liers may visit us ere the time be come All day the little band of English men lay in the sheltered gorge look Ing down upon the vast host of their unconscious enemies The sun had sunk behind a cloudbank in the west before Sir Nigel at last gave word that the men should resume their arms and have their horses ready He had him self thrown off his armor and had dressed himself from head to foot in the harness of the captured Spaniard opinIonyou therefore that you will lead this outfall upon the camp For me I will ride Into their camp with my squire and two archers I pray you to watch me and to ride forth when I am come among the tents You will leave twen ty men behind here and as we planned this morning and you will ride back here after you have ventured as far tip eemi rod to you I will do as you order Nigel but what Is that you propose to do You will see anon and indeed It Is but a trifling matter Alleyne you Mil come with me and lead a spare horse hv tfcp rfriio will have the two archers who mdc with us through France for they are trusty men and of stout heart Let them ride behind us and let them leave their bows here among the bushes for it Is not my wish that they should know that we are Englishmen Say no word to any whom we may meet and If any speak to you pass on as though you heard them not So saying Sir Nigel mounted the white horse of the Spanish cavalier and rode quietly forth from his eon companionsbehIndters own steed by the bridle So many Spanishhorsethat the small band attracted little notice and making Its way at a gentle trot across the plain they came as far as the camp without challenge or hindrance On and on they pushed amidthepavilionstretched therebroketant portion of the camp with screams and warcries and all the wild tumult of battle At the sound soldier came knightsshoutedthere was mad turmoil on every hand horsesAtandthithertherehadtion of the alarm A manatarms on either side of the doorway were thosole protectors of the royal dwelling whispered bideheretheirhorses Instantroynltsoon as the horses hart been secured From within came wild screamlngs and the clash of steel and then the two emerged once redlenedhis shoulder the senseless body of a man whose gray surcoat adorned with the llous tohelong attheirtheflerceadventurers The senseless body was thrown across the spare horse the four theythunderedthrough the swarming camp reignedamong throughhaltdead and dying to mark their course Un certain who were their attackers and un able to ir Their English enemies theSpanishthither In aimless fury The mad turmoil the mixture of races and the fading light were all In favor of the four who alone knew their own purpose among the vast uncertain multitude Another five plainandwhile their pursuers fell hack before the rolling of the English drums and blare proclaimthtabout to emerge from the mountain my soul Nigel cried Sir Oliver what have we here It Is a prisoner whom I have taken royaltentjupon I trust that he is the King of King of Spain cried the com panions crowding round In amazement Nay Sir Nigel said Felton peering at the prisoner through the uncertain light I have twice seen Henry of Transtamare and certes this man In no way resembles him Who are you fellow he added In Spanish and how is it that you dare to wear the arms of Castile The prisoner was but recovering the squeezedtromIf It please you he answered I and nine others are the bodysquires of the king and must ever wear his arms so as to shield him from even such perils as have threatened him this night The king is at the tent of the brave Du Guesc tin where he will sup to night But I am a caballero of Aragon Don Sancho Pene losa and though I be no king I am yet ready to pay a fitting price for my ran som By Saint Paul I will not touch your gold cried Sir Nigel Go back to your master and give him greeting from Sir tellinghimacquaintance this night and that If I have disordered his tent it was but in my eagerness to know so famed and cour teous a knight Spur on comrades for we must cover many a league ere we can venture to light fire or to loosen girth CHAPTER XVI It was a cold bleak morning In the beginning of March and the mist was drifting in dense rolling clouds through the passes of the Cantabrian mountains The Company had passed the night In a shel tered gully Here and there through the dense haze which surrounded them there juttingboulderssea of vapor there towered up one gigantic peak with the pink glow of the early sun shine upon its snowcapped head The camp was loud with laughter and merriment for a messenger had ridden In from the prince with words of heartstir ring praise for what they had done and with orders that they should still abide in the forefront of the army The Lord Loring craves your attend ance in his tent said a young archer to Alleyne uponnpnrchmentlaid pursedlipsprincesmessenger whoIsAlleyne turned to the letter and as his eyes rested upon it his face turned pale and a cry of surprise and grief burst from his lips peeringupamiss with the Lady Mary or with theLady Maude- It is brothermy poor unhappy handtoheardthatyouthntkithortearjamIdst God be with thee uiy honored lord and have thee in his holy keeping The Lady Loriug Lath asked me the priest so set down in writing what hath befalleu at Twyuliam and all that concerns the death of thy ill neighbor the Socuian of iliusteart For when ye had left us this evil man gathered around him all outlaws villeins aud uiasterless men until they were come to such a force that they slew and scattered the kings men who went against them Then coming forth from the woods they laid siege to thy castle and for two days they girt us in and shot hard against us with such numbers as were a marvel to sue Yet the Lady Lor lug held the place stoutly and on the second day the Soemau was slainby- hIs own men as some thInkso that we were delivered from their hands for which praise be to all the saints and more especially to the holy Ausclm upon LadyLoringdaughter are in good health May all the saints preserve thee nflushlove your daughter the Lady Maude and nayheartstheknightaim high In this matter Our blood is very old answeredthesinglechildher Alas that I should say It but I also am now the only Edricson And why have I not heard this from you before Alleyne In sooth I think you have used me Ill IknowusSirStPnulfoundthatfirstshe sheIyouawith words of love I have ever said thata brave lance should wed her and by my thinkthatenough of such trifles for we have our work before us and It will be time to speak of this matter when we see thewhite cliffs of England once more Go to askhimii attheuponusAlleyne delivered his message and then wandered forth from the camp for his mind was all In a whirl with this un expected news and with his talk with hisburningquarrelofmguress of the gray old castle of the thelasthim on his way Then he was but a penniless monkbred lad unknown and unfriended Now he was himself Socman of Minstead the head of an old stock and the Lord nfnn estate which If reduced from Its former size was still ample to preserve the rtlgnit of his family Further he had become a man of experience was counted brave among men had won the esteem and confidence of her father and above all has been listened to by him when he told him the secret of his love As to the gaining of knighthood In such stirring times It was no great matter for a brave squire of gentle birth to aspire to that honor He would leave his bones among these Spanish ravines or he would rto some deed which would call the eyes of men upon him Alleyne was still seated on the rock his griefs and his joys drifting swiftly over Ills mind like the shadow of clouds upon a sunlit meadow when of a sudden he became conscious of a low deep sound which came booming up to him through the fog He shouted an alarm to the Is a great body of horse said Sir William Felton and they are riding very swiftly hltherwards The Company stood peering into the dense fog wreath amidst a silence so profound that the dripping of the water from the rocks and the breathing of the Suddenlyfromof a neigh followed by a long blast of a bugle It Is a Spanish call my fair lord said Black Simon By my faith sail Sir Nigel smiling we may promise theta some sport ere they sound the mort over us But there is a hill in the center of the gorge upon which we might make our stand I marked It yester night said Felton and no better spot could be found for our purpose for it is very steep at the whole Company leading their horses passed across to the small hill which loomed up from the mist It was Indeed admirably designed for defence for it sloped down in front all jagged and boulder strewn while it fell away behind in a sheer cliff of a hundred feet or more On the summit was a small uneven plateau with a stretch across of a hun muchIUnloose the horses said Sir Nigel Now order the ranks and fling wide the banners for our souls are Gods and our bodies the kings and our swords for Saint George and for England Sir Nigel had scarcely spoken when the mist seemed to thin in the valley and to shred away Into long ragged clouds which trailed from the edges of the cliffs and the sun broke through It gleamed and shimmered with dazzling brightness upon the armor and heapieces of a vast body of horsemen who stretched across the barranca from one cliff to the other and extended backwards until their rearguard were far out upon the plain beyond Line after line and rank after rank they chocked the neck of the valley with long vista of tossing pennons twinkling lances waving plumes and streaming banderoles while the curvets and gam bades of the chargers lent a constant mo tion and shimmer to the glittering many colored mass A yell of exultation and a forest of waving steel through the length and breadth of their column announced that they could at last see their entrapped enemies while the swelling notes of a hundred bugles and drums mixed with the clash of Moorish cymbals broke forth into a proud peal of martial triumph Strange it was to these gallant and sparkling cava hers of Spain to look upon this handful teS r bowmen of men upon the hill te thin the knots of knights and menatarms with armor rusted and discolored from long service and to learn that these were In deed the soldiers whose fame and prow ess had been the campfire talk of every army In Christendom Very still and silent they stood leaning upon their bows while their leaders took counsel together In front of them No clang of bugle rose from their stern rank hut In the center waved the leopards of England on the tight the ensign of their Company with the roses of Lorlnp and on the left over three score of Welsh bowman there float ed the red banner of Merlin with the red boars heads of the Buttesthorns Grave ly and sedately they stood before the morning sun waiting for the onslaught of their foemen By Saint Paul said Sir Nigel gazing with puckered eye down the valley there appear to be some very worthy people among them What Is this gulden him uer which waves over the leltr It is the ensign of the Knights of Calutrava answered Feltou rigLtVIt and I see by the banner that the grand was ter rides at their head You are right for Ivan also see them There is much Spanish blazonry also if I could but read it Don Diego you know the arms of your own country and who are they who have done us so much honor The Spanish prisoner looked with exultant eyes upon the deep and serried ranks of his countrymen railthisthe flower of the army of Castile ride under the banner of Don Tello with the Cordovaof France and Aragon If you will take composition meNay pity If so many brave men were drawn together and no little deed of arms come of It Ha bylilYthe seas to witness SpanIshSantiagoonthe valley while the main body followed more slowly behind The vanguard halted a long bowshot from the hill anil withwaving spears and vaunting shouts chal whiletwo sloIIchalleners withhisappear to be two very worthy and debo nair gentlemen I do not call to mind when I have seen any people who seemed of so great a heart and so high of enter prise We have our horses Sir William shall be not relieve them of any vow which they may have upon their souls Feltons reply was to hound upon his charger and to urge It down the slope while Sir Nigel followed not three spears iciiKius ueninu him it was a rugged twoknIghtswards at the top of their speed while the gallant Spaniards flew as swiftly to Feltonfounl1 whileSIrplain steel harness and a pink anti white torse hound round his helmet The first suchforceSir Williams lance crashed through the Spanlardsthroatthe ground Carried away by the heat and neverdrewLontimethehenrttlashlnbladesantIfahhimigthe fierce gleam and sparkle ever circling round it until at last it had sunk from view anil another brave man had turned war to peace Sir Nigel meanwhile had found a foe maii worthy of his steel for his opponent was none other than SebJstiari Gotnez the ofSantiagootAndalusIathat their spears shivered up to the very grasp and the horses reared backwards until It seemed that they must crash down upon their rulers Yet with consummate horsemanship they both swum rnnl In a long curvet and then plucking out their twolustyhitlugwheeled and whizzed and circled In gleams of dazzling light Cut parry and thrust followed so swiftly upon each others that the eye could not follow them until at last coming thigh to thigh they cast their arms around each other and rolled off their saddles to the ground The heavier Spaniard threw himself upon his enemy pinning him down beneath him raised his sword to slay him while a shout of triumph rose from the ranks of his countrymen nut the fatal blow never fell for even as his arm quivered before descend ing the Spaniard gave a shudder and uponhIsarmpit and from the silt of his vizor Sir bloodydaggerupon his adversary but the fatal and sudden stab in the vital spot which the Spaniard had exposed by raising his arm hart proved Instantly mortal The Englishman leaped upon his horse and made for the hill at the very Instant that a yell of rage from a thousand voices and the clang of a score of bugles announced the Spanish onset CHAPTER XVII But the islanders were ready and eager for the encounter With feet firmly planted their sleeves rolled back to give free play to their muscles their long yellow bowstaves In their left hands and their quivers slung to the front they had waited In the fourdeep harrow formation which gave strength to their array antI yet permitted every man to draw his arrow freely without harm to those In front On swept the Spaniards over the level antI up to tine slope ere they met the blinding storm of the English arrows Down went the whole ranks in a whirl of mad confusion horses plunging and kicking bewildered men falling rising staggering on or back while ever new lines of horsemen came spurring through the gaps and urged their chargers up the fatal slope All around him Alleyne could hear the stern short orders of the master bowmen while the air was tilled with the keen twanging of the strings antI tine swish and patter of the shafts Rlglit across the foot of the hill there hart sprung up a long wall of struggling horses and stricken men which ever grew heightened as fresh squadrons poured on the attack So for five long minutes the gallant horsemen of Spain and of France strove ever and again to force a passage until the low wailing note of a bugle called them back and they rode slowly out of bowshot leaving their best and their bravest in the ghastly bloodmottled heap behind fliera victorsWhilstuponeither rocksAlinesupon theoldfifteenatarms were struck down at the same toavoidthe plateau a fringe of bowmen exchanged crosshowmenamong hurstIngopponentstoppling Nigelplucking thisSpanish hewascourage and great hardiness anti it bysuch hurryIngnottenSee they are springing from their horses mayrushmake a retreats IJOdy111Liand here 1 bide while God gives me auxugia to lift a sword Oliverthrowing handleTo Sir Nigel wordandrugsedCalabrianbeen heard in those parts before nor was rippledamIdover four hundred winters and thawed by as tullandthe fierce battlecall of a warrior race the joInwiththe stake is death ThrIce it swelled forth reverberating thestormslopeagaInst hattieaxe totheAnd now arose a struggle so fell so long thememory lllomenedInglesosseasfoughtquicklyshotstones so close were friend and foe From theEnglishthepressingcrossingswordhladesblows the panting and irnsnlnf nf and wounded men all rose together In swelledupwards edgesofforwardborne up the slope by the rush anti pushingIlownwardsand Black Simon with their veteran men thefrayinthethrusts one instant with a Spanish cava whirlofAylwardthemoukIshgreatdeepchested archerslie thetwoothersgraspknightsstormell ofAyiwardhugejaggell andhurtledstilIhangIng temarkupontimehsheltered frontotIII the centre only things seemed to be going ill with the defenders Black Simon havelieda ring of his slain around him Twice Sir AlleyneBurleylaymace and half of the menatarms la SirXIelsvizortornreatlyhandstoopIngstemwimmgwithwhich surged up against them Yet itwould have fared with them had not the archers from either side closed in upon pressedthemthe long slope until they were on the plain once more where their fellows were alread rallying for a fresh tqrii1t But terrible Indeed was the cost at which the last Lad been repelled Of the three hundred and seventy men who had sevemitytwowere sorely wounded and weak from loss of bloort Sir Oliver Buttesthorn Sir Richard Causton Sir Simon Burley Black fiftyarchersfallen while the pitiless hall of stones was already whizzing and piping once more about their ears threatening every in stant to further reduce theIr numbers Sir Nigel looked about him at his shatterert ranks and his face flushed with a soldiers pride toughtInthat I would be more loth to have missed AlleyneItstanching the blood which dripped from a swordcut across his forehead These gentlemen of Spain seem to be seethatbowmentwosome very brave men have gone from soldierfelt accolade nor your heels worn the theIHo for Sir Sumkln Aylward cried a rough voice among the archers and a roar of laughter greeted their new leader By my hilt said the old bowman I never thought to lead a wing In a strick bythesethis day Come hither Alleyne said Sir Nigel walking back to the edge of the cliff which formed the rear of their position Anrt you Norbury he continued beck oning to the squire of Sir Oliver do you also come here The two squires hurried across to him and the three stood looking down Into the rocky ravine which lay a hundred and fifty feet beneath them The prince must hear of how things are with us said the knight Anoth er onfall we may withstand but they are many and we are few so that the time must come when we can no longer form werebroughtstrayamongI see them my fair lord alongthevalley I see It Were you on those horses and riding up ybnB track steep and rough as It Is I think that ye might gain the valley be yond tCKen fen to the prince and tell farettEU how can we hope to Cath lira tiotBCsT asked Norbury Ife cajTunti go round to them for they fce upon ye ere yc could could come to them think ye that ye have heart enough fo down this cliff ropeL Is but one hun the rest ye must trust to God and to your fingers Can you try it Alleync With all my heart my dear lord but how can I leave you in such a strait i Nay It Is to serve me that ye go And you Norbury The silent squire said nothing but he took up the rope and having examined It he tied one end firmly round a project Ing rock Then he cast off his breast plate thigh pieces and greaves while Al leyne followed his example Tell Chandos or Calverley or Knolles should the prince have gone forward cried Sir Nigel Now may God speed yetfor ye are brave and worthy men It was indeed a task which might make the heart of the bravest sink within him The thin cord dangling down the face of the brown cliff seemed from above to reach little more than haltway down It Beyond stretched the rugged rock wet and shining with a green tuft here and there thrusting out from it but little sign of ridge or foothold Far below the Jagged points of the boulders bristled up dark and menacing Norbury tugged thrice with all his strength upon the cord and then lowered himself over the edge while a hundred anxious faces peered over at him as he slowly clambered downwards to the end of the rope Twice he stretched out his foot and twice lie failed to reach the point at which he aimed but even as he swung himself for a third effort a stone from a sTing buzzed like a wasp from amid the rocks and struck him full upon the side of his head His grasp relaxed his feet slipped and in an instant be was a crushed and mangled corpse upon the sharp ridges beneath him If I have no better fortune said Al leyne leading Sir Nigel aside I pray you my dear lord that you will give my humble service to the Lady Maude and say to her that I was ever her true servant and most unworthy cavalier The old knight said no word but he put c hand on either shoulder anti kissed his SQuIre with the tears shining In his eyes Alleyne sprang to the rope and sliding swiftly down soon found himself at its extremity From above it seemed as though rope and cliff were wellnigh touch Ing but now when swinging hundred feet down the squire found that he could scarce reach the face of the rock with his foot and that It was as smooth as glass with no restingplace where a mouse could stand Some three feet Tower however his eye lit upon a long jagged crack which slanted downwards and this he must reach if he would save not only his own poor life but that of the eightscore men above him Yet it were madness to spring for that narrow slit with nought but the wet smooth rock to cling to He swung for a moment full of thought and even as he hung there another of the hellish stones sang through his curls and struck a clip from the face of the cliff Up he clambered a few feet drew up the loose end after him enslung his belt held on with knee and with elbow while he spliced the long tough leathern belt to the end of the cord then lowering himself as far as be could go ho swung backwards and forwards un til his hand reached the crack tlun he left the rope and clung to the face of the cliff Another stone struck him on the side and he heard a sound like a breaking stick with a keen stabbing pain which shot through his chest Yet It was no time now to think of pain or ache There was his lord and his eightscore comrades and they must be plucked from the jaws of death On he clambered with his hand shuffling down the long sloping crack sometimes bearing all his weight upon his arms at others finding some small shelf or tuft on which to rest his foot Would he never pass over that fifty feet He dared not look down and could but grope slowly onwards his face to the cliff his fingers clutching his feet scraping and feeling for a support Every vein and crack and mottling of that face of rock remained forever stamped upon his memory At last however his foot came upon a broad restingplace and he ventured to cast a glance downwards Thank God he had reached the highest of those fatal pinnacles upon which his comrade had fallen Quickly now he sprank from rock to rock until his feet were on the ground and he had his hand stretched out for the horses rein when a slingstone struck him on the head and he dropped senseless upon the ground An evil blow It was for Alleyne but a worse one still for him who struck It The Spanish slInger seeing the youth lie slain and judging from his dress that he was no common man rushed forward to plunder him knowing well that the bow men above him had expended their last shaft He was still three paces however from his victims side when John upon the cliff above plucked up a huge boulder and poising It for an Instant dropped it with fatal aim upon the slinger beneath him It stuck upon his shoulder and hurled him crushing ante creaming to the ground while Alleyne recalled to his senses by these shrill cries in his very ear staggered on to his feet and gazed wildly about him Ills eyes fell upon the horses grazing upon the scanty pasture and In an Instant all had come back to himhis mission his comrades the need for haste He was dizzy sick faint but lie must not die and he must not tarry for his life meant many lives that day In an instant he was In his saddle and sprung down the valley Loud rang the swift chargers hoofs over rock and reef while the fire flew from the stroke of iron and the loose stones showered up behind him But his head was whirling round the blood was gushing from his brow his temple his mouth Ever keener and sharper was the deadly pain which shot like redhot arrow through his side He felt thnt his eye was glazing his senses slipping from him his grasp upon the reins relaxing Then with one mighty effort he called up all his strength for a single minute Stooping down he loosened the stirrupstraps bound his knees tightly to his saddle flaps twisted his hands In the bridle and then putting the gallant horses head for the mountain path he dashed the spurs In and fell forward faint ing with his face hurled in the coarse black mane Little could be ever remember of that wild ride Halt conscious but ever with the one thought beating in his mind he goaded the horse onwards rushing swift ly down steep ravines over huge boulders along the edges of black abysses Dim memories he had of beetling cliffs of a grouD of huts with wondering faces at the doors of foaming clattering water and of a bristle of mountain beeches Once ere he had ridden far he heard behind him three deep sullen shouts which told him that his comrades had set their faces to the toe once more Then all was blank until he woke to find kindly blue English eyes peering down upon him and to hear the blessed sound of his countrys speech They were but a foraging partya hun dred archers and as many men atarms but their reader was Sir Hugh Calverley and he was not a man to bide idle when good blows were to be had not three leagues from hum A scout was sent fly Ing with ai message to the camp and SIt Hugh with his two hundred men thundered off to the rescue With them went Alleyne still bound to his saddle still dripping with blood and swooning and recovering and swooning once again On they rode and on until at last topping a ridge they looked down upon the fateful valley Alas and alas for the sight that met their eyes There beneath them was the blood lathed hill and from the highest pinnacle there flaunted the yellow and white ban ner wit tile lions and the towers of the royal house of Castile Up the long slope rushed ranks and ranks of menexultant shouting with waving pennons and bran dished arms Over the whole summit were dense throngs of knights with no enemy that could be seen to face them save only that at one corner of the plateau an eddy and swirl amid the crowded mass seemed to show that all resistance was not yet at an end At the sight a deep groan of rage and of despair went up from the baffled rescuers and spurring on their horses they clattered down the long and winding path which led to the valley be they were too late to avenge as they had been too late to save Long ere they could gain the level ground the Spaniards seeing them riding swiftly amid the rocks and being Ignorant of their numbers drew off from the captured hill and having secured their few pris oners rode slowly in a long column with drumbeating and cymbalclashing out of the valley Their rear ranks were al ready passing out of sight ere the new comers were urging their panting foam Ing horses up the slope which had been the scene of that longdrawn and bloody a fearsome sight it was that met their eyes Across the lower end lay the dense heap of men and horses where the first arrowstorm had burst Above the bodies of the dead and the dyingFrench Spanish and Aragonesefay thick and thicker until they covered the cold ground two and three deep In one dreadful tangle of slaughter Above them lay the Englishmen in their lines even as they had stood and higher yet upon the plateau a wild medley of the dead of all nations where the last deadly grapple had left them In the further corner under the shadow of a great rock there crouched seven bowmen with great John in the cen tre of themall wounded weary and In sorry case but still unconquered with their bloodstained weapons waving and their voices ringing a welcome to their countrymen Alleyne rode across to John while Sir Hugh Calverley followed close behind him By Saint George cried Sir Hugh I have never seen signs of so stern a fight and I am right glad that we have been In time to save you You have saved more than us sail John pointing to the banner which leaned against the rock behind him You have done nobly cried the old free companion gazing with a soldiers admiration at the huge frame and bold face of the archer But why is it my good fellow that you sit upon this man By the rood I had forgot him John answered rising and dragging from under him no less a person than the Spanish Caballero Don Diego Alvarez This my fair lord means to me a new house ten cows one bullIf it be but a little onesa grindstone and I know not what besides so that I thought It well to sit upon him lest he should take a fancy to leave me Tell me John cried Alleyne faintly where is my dear lord Sir Nigel Lor ing He is dead I fear I saw them throw his body across a horse and ride away with It but I fear the life had gone from him r ARl1YIBELOW GREAT Now woe worth me And where Is upon a riderless horse and rode after Sir Nigel ra save him I saw them throng around him and he is either taken or slain Blow the bugles cried Sir Hugh with a scowling brow threeJaysiards again I would fain have ye all in my company myfallNay the White Company is here dis solemnlylookingfigures Look to the brave squire for I fear he will never see the sun rise again CHAPTER XYIir It was a bright morning four months after that fatal fight In the Spanish bar ranca The sun was yet low in the heaven and the red cows stood In the long shadow of tile elms chewing the cud and gazing with great vacant eyes at two horsemen who were spurring it down the long white road which dipped and curved away back to where the towers and nacles beneath the flattopped hill marked the old town of Winchester Of the riders one was young graceful and fair clad in plain doublet and hosen of blue Brussels cloth which served to show his active and wellknit figure He rode with lips compressed and anxious face as one who has much care upon Ws mind Young as he was and peaceful as was his dress the dainty golden spurs which twinkled upon his heels uponhisa manly grace to his refined and delicate countenance His comrade was a large redheaded man upon a great black horse with a huge canvas bag slung from his saddlebow His broad brown face was lighted by a Continual smile and he looked slowly from side to slide with eyes which twinkled and shore with delight Well might John rejoice for was he not back in his native Hampshire had he not Don Diegos five thousand crowns raspIng against his knee and above all was he not himself squire now to Sir Alleyne Edrtckson the young Socmnir of mil stead lately knighted by the sword of the Black Prince himself and esteemed by the whole army as one of the most rising of the soldiers of England For the last stand of the Company had been told throughout Christendom where ever a brave deed of arms was loved and honors had flowed in upon the few who had survived It For two months Alleyne had wavered betwixt death and life with a broken rib and a shattered head yet youth and strength and a cleanly life were all upon his side and he awoke from his long delirium to find that the war was over that the Spaniards and their allies had been crushed at Navarctta and that the prince had himself heard the tale of his ride for succor and had come in person to his bedside to touch his shoul der with his sword and to insure that so brave and true a man should die if he could not live within the order of chivalry The instant that he could set foot to ground Alleyne hind started in search of his lord but no word could he hear of him dead or alive and he had come home now sadhearted in the hope of raising money upon his estates and so starting upon his quest once more Landing at London he had hurried on with a mind full of care for he had heard no word from Hampshire since the short note which had announced his brothers death By the rood cried John looking around him exultantly where have we seen since we left such noble cows such fleecy sheep grass so green or a man so drunk as yonder rogue who lies In the gap of the hedge All John Alleyne answered wearily it is well for you but I never thought that my homecoming would be so sad a one My heart Is heavy for my dear lord and for Aylward and I know not how I may break the news to the Lady Mary and to the Lady Maude if they have not yet had tidings of it John gave a groan which made the horses shy It is indeed a black busi ness said he But be not sad for I shall give half these crowns to my old mother and half will I add to the money which you may have and so we shall buy that yellow cog wherein we sailed to Bordeaux and in it we shall go forth and seek Sir Nigel Alleyne smiled but shook his head Were he alive we should have had word of him ere now said he But what is this town before us Why It Is rtomsey cried John See the tower of the old gray church and the long stretch of the nunnery Ere Alleyne could answer there swung round the curve of the road a ladys carriage drawn by three horses abreast with a postilion upon the outer one Within there sat a stout and elderly lady in a pink cotehardie leaning back among a pile of cushions None could seem more safe and secure anti at her ease than this lady and yet here also was a sym bol of human life for in an Instant even as Alleyne reined aside to yet the carriage pass a wheel flew out from among Its fellows and over It toppled with the horses plunging the postilion shouting and the lady screaming from within In an instant Alleyne and John were on foot and had lifted her forth all LAY THE SPANISH proclaimed in a shake with fear but little the worse for her mischance I trust that you have taken no hurt my fair lady said Alleyne Nay I have had no scath but I am much beholden to you gentle sirs Sol diers ye are as one may readily see am myself a soldiers daughter she ad ded and my heart ever goes out to a brave man We are Indeed fresh from Spain quoth Alleyne From Spain say you Ahi it was an ill and sorry thing that so many should throwaway the lives that Heaven gave them In sooth it is bad for those who fall but worse for those who bide behind I have but now bid farewell to one who hath lost all In this cruel war And how that lady She Is a young damsel of these parts and she goes now Into a nunnery Alack it Is not a year since she was the fairest maid from Avon to Itchen and now it was more than I could abide to wait at Romsey Nunnery to see her put the white veil upon her face for she was made for a wife and not for the cloister Did you ever gentle sir hear of a body of men called The White Company over yonder Surely socrled both the comrades Her father was the leader of It and her lover served under him as squire News hath come that not one of the Com pany was left alive and so poor lamb she hath Lady cried Alleywv with catch Ing breath Is it the Lady Maude Lor ing of whom you speak It Is In sooth Maude And In a nunnery Did then the thought of her fathers death so move her Her father cried the lady smiling Nay Maude is a good daughter but I think it was this young goldenhaired squire of whom I have heard who has made her turn her back upon the world And I stand talking here cried Al leyne wildly Come John come Rushing to his horse he swung him self into the saddle and was oft down the road in a rolling cloud 06 dust as fast as his good steed could tear him Great had been the rejoicing amid the Romsey nuns when the Lady Maude Lori lug had craved admission into their order for was she not sole child and heiress of the old knight with farms and fiefs which she could bring to the great nun nery Long and earnest had been the talks of the gaunt lady abbess in which she had conjured the young novice to turn forever from the world and to rest her bruised heart under the broad and peaceful shelter of the church And now when all was settled and when abbess and lady superior had had their will it was but fitting that some pomp and show should mark the glad occasion But alas for plots and plans when love and youth and nature and above all for tune are arrayed against them Who Is this travelstained youth who dares to ride so madly through the lines of staring burghers Why does he fling himself from his horse nnd stare so strangely about him See how he has rushed through the Incensebearers thrust aside laysister Agatha scattered the twoand twenty damosels who sang so sweetly and he stands before the novice with his hands outstretched and his face shin- Ing and the light of love In his gray eyes Her foot is on the very lintel of the church and yet he bars the way and she she thinks no more of the wise words and holy rede of the lady abbess but she hath given a sobbing cry and hath fallen droopIngbreast A sorry sight this for the gaunt abbess an ill lesson too for the stainless ttugbtthatBut Maude and Alleyne cared little for this A dank cold air out from the black arch before them Without the sun shines bright and the birds are singing amid the ivy on the drooping beeches awayhandInhanddarkness and their faces to the light t Very quiet was the wedding in the old priory church at Christchurch where Father Christopher read the service and there were few to see save Lady Loring and John and a dozen bowmen from the castle The Lady of Twynham hind droop ed and pined for weary months so that her face was harsher and less comely than before yet she still hoped on for her lord had come through so many dangers that she could scarce believe that he might be stricken down at last It had been her wish to start for Spain and to search for him but Aiieyne persuaded her to let him go In her place There was much to look after now that the land of MInstead were Joined to those of Twyn ham and Alleyne had promised her that if she would but bide with his wife he would never come back to Hampshire again until he had gained some news good or ill of her lord and lover The yellow cog had been engaged with Goodwin Hnwtayne in command and a month after the wedding Alleyne rode down to Bucklershard to see if she had come round yet from Southampton On the way he passed the fishing village of Pitts Deep and marked that a little creyer or brig was tackling off the land as though about to anchor there On his way back as he rode towards the vil lage he saw that she had Indeed anchored and that many boats were round her hearing cargo to the shore A bowshot from PItts Deep there was an inn a little back from the road very greenbushwindows At this window he marked as he rode up that a man was seated whs appeared to be craning his neck In his direction Alleyne was still looking up to him when a woman came rushing from the open door of the inn and made as though she would climb a tree looking hack the while with a laughing face Wondering what these doings might mean Alleyne tied his horse and was walking amid the trees toward the Inn when there shot from the entrance a ond woman who made also for the trees Close at her heels came a burly brown faced mac who leaned against the door post and laughed loudly with his hand to hj wide Ah ran belles ie cried and is it thus you treat me Ah ma petites I swear by these flngerbones that I would not hurt a hair of your pretty heads but I have been among the black paynlm and by my hilt it does me good to look at your English cheeks Come drink a stoup of muscadine with me mes engea for my heart Is warm to be among ye again At the sight of the man Alleyne had stood staring but at the sound of his voice such a thrill of joy bubbled up in his heart that he had to bite his lips to keep himself from shouting outright But a deeper pleasure yet was in store Even as he looked the window above was pushed outwards and the voice of the man whom he and seen there came out from it Aylward cried the voice T have seen just now a very worthy person come down the road though my eyes could scarce discern whether he carried coat armor I pray you to wait upon him and tell him that a very humble knight of Eng land abides here so that If he he In need of advancement or have any small vow upon his soul or desire to exalt his lady L may help him to accomplish It Aylward at this order came forward amid the trees and In an Instant the two men were clinging In each others arms laughing and shouting and patting each other In their delights while Sir Nigel came running with his swordV under the impression that some bickering had brok en out only to embrace and be embraced himself until alt three were hoarse with their questions and outcries and congratulations On their Journey home through the woods Alleyne learnt their wondrous story how when Sir Nigel came to his senses he with his fellowcaptive had been hur ried to the coast and conveyed by sea to their captors castle how upon the way they had been taken by a Barbary rover and how they exchanged their light cap tivity for seat on a galley bench and hard labor at the pirates oars how In the port at Barbary Sir Nigel hall slain the Moorish captain and had swum with Ayl ward to a small coaster which they had taken and SO made their way to England with a rich cargo to reward them for their tolls All this Alleyne listened to until the dark keep of Twynham towered above them In the gloaming and they saw the red sun lying athwart the rippling Avon No need to speak of the glad hearts at Twynham Castle that night nor of the rich offerings from out that Moorish cargo which found their way to the chapel of Father Christopher Sir Nigel Loring lived for many years full of honor and laden with every bless ing He rode no more to the wars but he found his way to every jousting within thirty miles and the Hampshire youth treasured It as the highest honor when a word of praise fell from him as to their management of their horses or their breathing of their lances So he lived and so he died the most revered and the hap piest man In all his native shire For Sir Alieyncr Edrtcsoff and for his beautiful brute the future had also naught but what good Twice he fought In France and came back each time laden with honors A high place at court was given to him and he spent many years at Windsor under the second Richard and the fourth Henry where be received the honor of the Garter and won the name of being a brave soldier a truehearted gen tleman and a great lover and patron of every art and science which refines or nobles llfev- As to John he took unto himself a vil lage maid and settled In Lyndhurst where his five thousand crowns made him the richest franklin for many miles around For many years he drank his ale every night at the Pled Merlin which was now kept By his friend Aylwnrd had wedded the good widow to whom lie lint committed hiS plunder The strong men and the bowmen of the country round used to drop In there of an evening to wrestle a fall with John or to shoot a round with Aylward but though a silver shilling was to be the prize of the victory it has never been reported that any man earned much money In that fashion So I18tr1cheerypray to God that we may ever hold their virtues THE END COOL GARMENTS FOR COMFORT The Shirtwaist the LeaderWhite the Coolest Color Bertha Browning The month of August means a good many warm days and those who stay at home as well as the more fortunate individuals who enjoy the coolness of some resort need cool apparel It has always been true everywhere that white proved much less warm beneath a scorching sun than a darker tone and the American woman has adopted it as her summer wardrobe this year Everything which can be of white will be found much cooler and pleasanter to look upon than other colors and this means every article of dress It is a scientific fact that white is the coolest as black is the warmest color The fashion makers have supplied womankind with real summer dress this year No more hot collars and fitted waists for summer wear but instead neck wear of sheerest lace or comfortablelookingblouses shirt waist is the real monarch of the field for general wear and this takes a very wide variety of forms from the dressy and fussy waist elaborately embroidered and inset with lace to the real negligee shirt with its low collar and halfsleeves The latter is a 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into the orchard shake or pick the apples off the trees and throw or drop them Into barrels for hauling to the town or cross roads grocery where the fruit may be exchanged for a bolt of muslin or calico or something else needed in the house But this is not very profitable The progressive farmer has found that it pays to give strict attention to the sorting and packing of his crop in or der that it may bring for him a much larger amount of money Just when to pick is one of the secrets of the trade which all orchard ists do not appreciate The time of picking red apples is commonly guaged by their color and that of yellow apples by the color of the seeds The latter is the only reliable test of ripeness for an apple picked just as the seeds have turned a light brown and before they become dark around the edges will be found to have not only full flavor but the best keeping qual ity But red apples are often left for some time after the seeds indicate ma turity to allow them to put on more color which they do rapidly under the influence of the bright days and frosty nights of autumn and indeed this is the only way of obtaining color on fruit in the shady portions of the tree Growers should bear in mind however that to defer picking after the seeds indicate ripeness invites watercore and shortens the life of the fruit in stor age often to a serious extent with the midwinter varities TOO LATE TICKING Much of the complaint recently lodged against the Jonathan because of rotting at the core according to a report of the Idaho Experiment Sta tion is believed to be attributable to late picking Unless this trouble is cor rected the sale of this valuable var iety is sure to be hurt The purchaser is completely deceived by the perfect appearance of the fruit not a sign of decay being visible until it is cut open when the flesh for some distance about the core is discovered to be brown radiating in narrow rays to wards the skin which however it sel dom reaches It is worse than a worm hole for that can be cut out A box containing even a few such specimens makes the consumer distrustful of the variety while half or more sickens even the most enthusiastic friend of Brother Jonathan Few farmers are considered capable of packing their own apples as the statement is made that as regards SINGLE RAIL LADDER A Very Light Form for the Orchard seeing worm holes their eyesight is deficient Where there is a fruit un ion the Idaho bulletin suggests that a rule should be adopted forbidding any members thereof from doing their own picking but they should profit by the employment of the same body of trained pickers successively at the various orchards Even the isolated growers should endeavor to have a group of expert pickers and employ the same ones as far as possible year after year This is the way to build up a reputation that has a great cash value PACKING IN BARRELS While the simplest method of packing apples is the old barrel of the east in which the bottom and top are faced the apples in the middle being simply poured in this is a slovenly not to say deceitful method for it requires no grading expert to sort out the best ones for facing The Western box method on the other hand is more desirable especially in cases where one wishes to cater to the fancy trade One of the pretty points about the box package Is that the exact number of apples contained therein is always known and if stamped on the box as it should be gives information much ap preciated by the buyer Of course this only applies where the packer adopts one particular method of placing the apples in the box A prominent orchardist made the statement that it costs money to step on a ladder in an orchard This or chard owner finds that there is a waste of time In climbing up in order to reach the uppermost branches of the tree so that it is considered advisable that effort should be made through pruning to start the head of the tree low and keep it low in order that the most profitable investment can be made out of the trees It should be possible for several years to gather a ABO HARVESTING THE APPLE CROP ELLIOTT MITCHELL large percentage of the crop from the ground or with a very low ladder Nevertheless you can scarcely make a dwarf tree by any amount of pruning and in every apple orchard ladders of some kind soon become a necessity HANDY TYPES OF LADDERS Of all the numerous styles of ladders some form of step ladder is best adapt ed to the orchard whether the welfare of the tree is considered or the comfort of the picker Any ladder which must be set against the tree is a constant menace to it Probably the best type of tall step ladders is one having three legs two comprising the legs of the ladder proper and the third acting as its support It is easily set up securely SCENES IN Designed Experiment Station on uneven ground and the wide spread especiallyJapanese style of in the topisthe tall ladders is a rail with pegs projecting from the sides but it is least safe and comfortable for the user and is not liable to become widely used Every picker has his own opinion as to the best style of receptacle in pickedfruitshave their devotees and some even go so far as to provide the pickers with coal scuttles The latter however strongly suggest pouring and such treatment is not to be thought of with apples any more so than with eggs Where bags are used is com monly the case they be lined with burlap though this should not placingthe objection that the fruit in them bagbrushesusual form of packing does not admit pouringtomless sack overcomes this difficulty as it allows the fruit to roll from the hottom when the chain is released orangesbutpicker could never withstand the temp bagtheTHE IDEAL PICKING BAG Perhaps the best picking bag is the apron bag It is easily hangsinfilling and leaves both free It SUBSTANTIAL THREELEGGER- is so shallow that the first apples droppingemptiedon his head Clean boxes will help to better prices for apples so that it is considered absolutely onlyboxesmaterial that is white and clean man who takes pride In his business or cares for his reputation will pack fruit in old or soiled boxes When these are hauled to market they should always be covered with a tarpaulin to keep off rain or dust If box material is carried over from one year to an andIHONESTY THE BEST POLICY Two essentials of a perfect packing of apples are honesty and uniformity that is the apples in the middle or bottom of the pack whether it be a box or barrel be just as good as those on top and all perfect all of an even size and properly colored and every package packed with the same of care and skill so that the buyer may feel certain that it is not APPLE IDAHO Picking Aprons and Ladders by the Idaho ladder which single too rough as should turned cheap being hands A can stands bring es No should degree a case of sight unseen Attractive labels add much to the appearance of the boxes and are a valuable means of advertising and building up a special trade Whether labelled or not however the box should be marked on the end with the name of the variety and number of apples contained and the grade especially if the latter is anything but firsts HE SECURED TOP PRICES That careful packing is as essential as good fruit may be gathered from a Drawn Experiment story of a potato grower in Colorado a few years ago when the crop potatoes in the east was immense Colorado had as usual raised many thousands of sacks but found the price low that it scarcely covered the freight charges In the emergency The Man of the Hour appeared in the person of a grower who washed his potatoes put them up in neat 10pound sacks with attractive labels and sent them on to Chicago A very fancy price was asked but the potatoes went off with a rush and netted the grower the highest returns he had ever received Cases similar to this are known to most farmers Very often the in which fruit and vegetables are put up has more influence on the price than quality itself Barnyard Manure For garden crops there is no ferti lizer that will compare good well rotted barnyard manure In localities where a supply of such manure can not be secured it will be necessary to depend upon commercial fertilizers but the results are rarely so satis factory In selecting manure for the garden care should taken it does not contain any element that will be injurious to the soil An excess of sawdust or shavings used as bedding will have a tendency to produce ness in the soil Chicken pigeon and sheep manures rank high as fertilizers greaterthanalmost as great as some of the lower grades of commercial fertilizers The manure from fowls is especially adapted for dropping In the hills or rows of plants IMPROVEMENTS IN THE VILLAGE THE SCHOOL HOUSE WITH NO TREES AND NO PLANTS IS AX ECONOMIC MISTAKE Government Bureau of Forestry Has Issued an Attractive Illustrated Free Bulletin on School and Home Tree PlantingIThousands of school houses entirely lack the simple surroundings tnat would insure beauty and contentment We mean by this not a paucity in archi tectural design but in the simple mat ter of beautification through planting which in many cases can be attained by arousing the interest of the scholars themselves Some city schools have no space for planting at all although some contain a good arrangement of flower beds and shade trees In the towns and villages also it is possible to point out many examples showing great care and attention It is in the country however that the improved school ground is rarely found The ideal school ground which should really be as much a part of the building itself and where the pupils can be shown the wonderful oper ations of nature serves two distinct it becomes a technical labora tory where the intelligent teacher can point out the marvelous chemical chan ges which occur each appearance of the seasonsthe starting of plant life with the warm days of spring the fuller growth of summer with its blossoms and fruit and the matured wood growth when the leaves drop in the falla cycle in the plants history andSecond the influence that such study has upon the growing mind With a reasonable amount of this sort of edu cation coupled with the three Rs the child will never develop the tendency to rip to pieces the shrubbery of his own home or dig out and trample under foot the young plants in the garden Furthermore he will likely take his school garden for his ideal and use his influence to make the home yard its equal in appearance if not its superior The object too of school yard plant ing is strictly utilitarian School house some of them splendid brick structures as well as sod house build- Ings eau be found which are absolutely devoid of tree or shrub planting Both the winter winds and the summer heat operate upon them with un checked violence Why not plant trees and inaugurate the assistance of the pupils in so doing which will not only act as wind breaks but afford shade In connection with this subject the Bureau of Forestry of the Department of Agriculture has issued a Farmers Bulletin No 134 on Tree Planting for Rural School Gardens This can obtained without cost by writing either Gifford Pinchot Forester U S Department of Agriculture Washing ton C or to your U S senator or member of Congress It contains much information which is useful and out lines several practical plans for not only the beautification of barren school groundsbutfor primary study ot forestry tree planting and tre D INFLUENCE OF TREES What a tremendous influence fo good in every town it would be if every school boy and school girl should become interested in tree planting and shrub planting Arbor Day has become a great institution Its observance resulted in the planting of millions of trees every spring Suppose that it were universal and that every child enthuIsiasticit as he is over the observance of the SCENE IN AN IDAHO APPLE ORCHARD from a Photograph In Bulletin of Idaho Station of so carefully manner r with be that sour with be D has Fourth of July what a wonderful change in a few years would result in the appearance of most of our towns and villages Much can be done in the school toward making tree planting a success with the children It is not enough that when Arbor Day rolls around a tree should be planted by each juve nile member of the family Unless the youngsters realize that considerable care is required the first year or two the trees will die and unless they have been taught how to care for their trees dead and dying specimensfailures- will distress and discourage the youth ful mind possibly beyond redemption but with reasonable attention the poor est and the rockiest soils can be made to produce good trees A SCHOOL TREE NURSERY Certainly there could be more fascinating than the starting of tree nursery of several good varieties in each school ground These nurseries could be started from the actual seed acorns beech nuts hickory nuts chestnuts seeds from fir cones and the seeds of other trees thriving in the locality and all these could be broughIn r t they had reached the proper age for transplanting say two years the class would in an afternoon visit a dozen homes and participate in the trans planting of the seedlings into their permanent locations There is an in herent love for such things In the American youth It Is a wonderful takeasee It sprout and then watch It through the progress of years come forth a tender shoot grow into a sturdy sapling and finally become a great tree leaving forth each year and affording shade and comfort for the occupants of the home If the young mind grows up among such environmentitmaterial prosperity of the community THE COUNTRY HOME IndependentLand ofthetheTwentieth ofDomesticWomens Christian Association In ad traininggardens he said Most important of all is the beginning of a national move ment for the making of home crofts or small independent homes eacnfamilyrural life It would be an absurd er ror to suppose that such homes are now lacking There are multitudes through out the land What is new is that these homes are coming at last to their own Instead of continuing to be Atie insig nificant haunts of ones childhood of which one who has risen to distinction is expected to be a little ashamed they are being sought out as typical of the best in home life and as models to be reproduced in essentials with some thetimesFLOWERS AND BIRDS withtheto learn to care for the birds squir rels rabbits and domestic animals is a training whose influence on character can never be overestimated An acre of ground is enough for Natures purposes if he who lives on it wishes to be her pupil and helper The country home makes possible the simplicity of living and fosters true democracy It patheticrush to welcome and listen to the prophet of the simple life who came to us from France Yet he had no other message than that of the country home Live among the real things of life in contact with elementary forces Live above conventionality Learn to be simple in your tastes and straight forward in your motives Be a good neighbor and a true friend This is the life which the country home fos ters There you may not have so much needeit Ostentatious display kills the spirit of such a home Democracy is talked of in the city but it is felt in the coun highestrpe yet is a common interest which binds all country dwellers together But who are so far separated and indifferent to each others needs as the various ten ants of a city tenement or apartment house THE STRENGTH OF NATIONS Not all who live in the country realize its significance Here and there is a decadent home and a degenerate family But all over the world the amongthose beingsbyThis is a home ideal to be placed among the highest There is little danger of its over emphasis No mat ter what ones work or how heavily the burden of the city presses the de termination to live on the home acre in the country may easily become alj most the most powerful influence in making a successful life Parking for the Town The town parks or the town or village square are the lungs of its citizensIf town is growing it is none too soon to start a movement to provide parkIngtown has doubled and has become a small city it will not be so easy to secure sites readily accessible to the people without paying an exorbitant price Secure first the land it is not important that a large amount of money should be at once expended upon its beautification possibly it needs but little since nature may have made it more beautiful than can man It is not necessary that it should be transformed into carpet bids of flowers and trimly kept lawns If it affords sunlight and a green relief of grass and trees for the eye it becomes a civilizer and an equalizer for the poor as well as the wealthy a resting place where a man may forget for the time some of his struggles and his anxieties in a contemplation of what God has made The park should be kept In fact as natural as is consistent with its use as such It Is never too early however to secure its site with a view to the building up of the community when land values will necessarily increase Distribution of Immigrants the SolutionaIf there were only some practicable way of distributing immigration more equally among all the ports of the country the congestion and sesra gatioll phases of this problem would be nearer solution It can be accom plished in but a small degree since it will only be done if answering an economic demand as in the case of the GalvestonBremen service Wise and well organized effort to Induce immigrants to pass through the large ports by finding and insuring them employment in the interior and by In forming them of opportunities elsewhere will do much to improve con ditions The selfinterest of states many of which maintain immigration agencies might also be brought more generally into play to attract the Industrious and ambitious new comers to their farms and smaller towns Improving School Grounds In Rochester N Y the school authorities grade and sod the school yards while the shrubbery and other planting is by private effort in con junction with the school children Ample land Is furnished for decorative exemplary Poor Chance In the Cities Life in a metropolis makes young oftendestroysclever for it hastens the development of the brain unnaturally it makes them super ial alert but not observ ant excitable but without one spark growblasemore things than the countrybred child but not such interesting things anythingnor capacity to get at the root of all the bewildering objects that crowd themselves into their little lives JOB OFFICE WANTED I WANT TO LEASE good job or newspaplr tlrenullddJtssCIlLtakomachine Salary fro to start Write today Offices Broadway ondifferent00monthlymen timonthly become Conductors and earn forparticularsBrooklynNSHIRT WAIST HOLDER EXTRAORDINARY totearuaPine TOOL WOOD WOOD CO Big Profits in Capons V1 easysoonlearned with free Instructions 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