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THE SP1UNGFIELD NEWS
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CHAPTER XIII Continued.
j "Most extraordinary." said the eoro
'per. Strychnine. doubtless. We
can't do much for Mm, I'm afraid. We
might try "some mustard and hot wa
ter. Mrs. Arthurs."
"Take your time. Llf whispered
Arthurs. "You may save your coun
try a Ions board bill." But Lilian
Arthurs' abhorrence of Gardiner's per
fidy had been overwhelmed In a wave
Of sympathy for a suffering fellow be
ing. She hurried to the kitchen, whtle
the men of the party filed down the
stairs and out luto the yard. John
'Harris was the last to leave the
bouse, and he walked slowly, with
bare, bowed head. Into the group who
were excitedly discussing the amarlng
ntnr events had taken. He took no
part In their conversation, but stood a
little apart, plunged deep In his own
At last he turned and called his
wife In the kitchen door. "Bring Beu
lah." he said.
The two women Joined him. At
first Harris stood with face averted,
but In a moment be spoke In a clear,
"I havent played the gome fair with
you two." he said, "and I want to say
so now. Perhaps It would be truer
to say that I played the wrong game.
Twenty-five years have proved it was
the wrong game. Now. without a
penny, I cun start Just where I start
ed 25 years ago. The only difference
la that I am an old man Instead of a
young oue. I'm going .to take an
other homestead and start again, at
Ihe right game. If Mary will start
She put her hand In his, and her
eyes were bright ngaln with the Are
of youth. "You know there Is only
one answer, John," she whispered.
Harris called Travers over from the
group of metK
"There's one thing more." he con
tinued. "When I started I had only
a wife to keep, and I don't Intend to
take any bigger responsibility now.
Allan will be having a homestead of
his own. Jim Travers, I am speaking
to you! I owe you an apology for
some things and an explanation for
some things, but I'm going to square
the debt with the only gift I have
The light breeze tossed the hair of
Beulab's uncovered head, and the
light of love and health glowed In her
face and thrilled through the fine
symmetry of her figure.
"Take her, Jim," he said.
"She Is a goodly gift," said the
young man reverently.
"You think so now," said her father.
"You know nothing about It. In twenty-five
years you will .know Just bow
great a gift she Is or she will not be
worthy of her mother."
' Harris and his wife were gazing
with unseeing eyes Into the mountains
when Arthurs handed them a letter.
"It came In the mall which the boys
brought out this morning," be said,
"and I forgot all about It until this
It was from Bradshaw. narrls
opened It Indifferently, but the first
few lines aroused his Interest, and be
read It eagerly to the end.
"My dear Harris," It ran, "on re
ceipt of your telegram I Immediately
opened negotiations through my con
nections looking to the sale of your
farm with Its crop and equipment,
complete as a going concern. I suc
ceeded in getting an offer of the $40,
000 you Fet on It, und had all the pa
mpers drawn up. when I discovered that
) among us we hnd made a serious emis
sion. You will remember that, a good
many years ago, when you were tak
ing on 60tne fresh obligations, you
transferred the homestead Into your
wife's name. I assured the purchaser
v that there would be no difficulty about
getting title from your wife, but ah all
the buildings are on the homestead
' quarter he would agree to nothing bet
ter than paying $20,000 for the rest
of your land, leaving the homestead
' quarter, with the buildings, stock end
Implements out of the transaction. As
? bis price seemed a fair one for the
: balance of the property, and as I as
sumed your peed of the money was
urgent, I closed a deal on that basis,
cashed the agreement and remitted
1 the proceeds to you at once by wire.
' I trust my actions in the matter met
; witb your approval.
" 'Yours sincerely,
' Harris placed the letter In the
. hands of bis wife. She tried to read
It, but .great, happiness enveloped
hmr as a flood"- sod the tvoe written
A.iifif at 3
TKt tow RinchenTfC
characters seemed to swim before her.
"What does It mean. John?" she asked,
noting hU restrained excitement.
"What does It mean?"
"It means that the homestead quar
ter was not sold after all that It la
still yours, with the buildings, and ma
chinery, and stock, and this ear's
crop Just ready for cutting."
She raised her eyes to his. "Si til
cum, John, you mean. Still ours."
In the rapid succession cf events
everyone seemed to have forgotten, or
disregarded, Gardiner. But at this
moment the doctor came rushing out
of the house.
"Gardiner's gone I" he . exclaimed,
as he came up to the men.
Some of the party removed their
"Oh. not that way not thut way!"
exclaimed the doctor. "I mean he's
gone .skipped beat It, If you under
stand. Most extraordinary I I was
taking his pulse.' It was about normal,
and he seemed resting easier,' so I
slipped downstairs for the antidote.
When I went back I was only gone a
moment there wasn't a alght or sound
Sergeant Grey conducted a swift
examination, not of Gardiner's room,
hut of the one In which Allan was ly
ing. , He was rewarded by finding the
little slip of paper, with a few crys
tals of powder still clinging to It. The
coroner examined the crystals through
his magnifying glass; then, somewhat
dubiously, raised them on a moistened
finger to his tongue, and after a mo
ment's hesitation swallowed In an Im
pressive, scholarly fuslilon.
"Saccharum album!" be exclaimed.
"Common w hite sugar I Most extraor
dinary!" But Sergeant Grey was at the open
window. It was only un eight-foot
drop to the soft earth, and to the po
liceman there was no longer any mys
tery In Gardiner's disappearance. The
mock suicide was a carefully-plunned
ruse to be employed by Gardiner If the
worst came to the worst. '
"I want all of you men, and n horse
for each," said Grey, quickly, turning
upon them like a general marshaling
his officers. "There are a dozen differ
ent trails he may follow, and ne must
put a man on each. I will give Imme
diate pursuit. In the hope of riding
him down before he can throw us off
the scent and I will leave It to you,
Mr. Arthurs, to organize the po-e and
scour the whole country until he Is lo
cated." Grey knew that the main rond. If
followed far enough, dwindled Into a
pack trail, which In turn seined to lose
Itself In the fastnesses of the moun
tains, but In reality opened Into a pass
leading through the range. He gave
Gardiner credit for knowing as much,
and concluded that the fugitive would
make a bolt straight througa the
An hour's hard riding brought him
Into a tremendously rough country,
where the trail at times was nothing
more than a narrow defile or ledge,
and sheer walls of rock rose thou
sands of feet above, their giant edges
cutting the blue sky like the teeth of
a mighty saw. Fur below, a ribbon of
green, and white, the river rolled In Its
canyon. Here and there a thin stream
of water sprayed down the mountain
side, cutting n damp, treacherous belt
across the trull. But at one such spot
Grey's heartf leaped within hlra, for
there, unmistakably clear In the thin
soil and soft rock, were the marks of
a horse's shoe, not an hour old. A
few minutes later he saw Gardiner
swinging round a pur of rock half s
mile further up the pass.
Suddenly, at a turn In the path, bis
eye caught a sight which made him
throw his horse back on his tracks. A
sheer precipice fell away a thousand
feet below him. and beetling cliffs cut
off the sky above. Across the path
trickled a little stream. And there In
the stream, so clear they could not be
misread, were the marks cut by a
horse's feet sliding over the preci
pice. The policeman dismounted carefully.
There was scarcily room for him to
pass bis horse on the narrow ledge.
Where the stream bad worn It It
sloped downwards at an uncomforta
ble angle. He knelf beside It and
traced the marks of the shoe-calks
with bis finger. They led over the
edge. Eighteen Inches down the
mountain side was a fresh scar where
steel had struck a projecting corner of
A thousand feet below the green
water slid and swirled In tlio bed of
the canyon. ,
By F A. WALKER
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l'ACIMJ THE Ml'.HIC.
I t'ST when or under what rlrcum
J stances the expression "facing the
music," originated Is, so fur as I know,
unrelated history, hut one thing Is
certain. It Is one of the most cxprcs
slve of the many pungent American
Isms that a nation apt la coining
phrases has originated.
I suspect that It had some sort of
a military application In the begin
ning, that It meant that a soldier
should always face the front where
the band was playing sod where Ihe
action was going on.
There are, us I understand If, only
Vvo explanations for a soldier being
stmt In the back.
One Is that one of his own men,
too excited to lake proper aim, wound
ed him unintentionally. The other Is
that he hnd Ids buck to the enemy
and was running away.
The fellow that Is facing tho music
never gets hit In the buck.
That Is Just as true off the field
of battle as It Is on It. And It proves
that there Is only one way to fight and
thut Is facing the foe squarely.
You never can evade REAL trou
ble. You may defeat It. You may
overcome what seems Insuperable.
But to do that you have to FIGHT
It. not KEAK It.
Anj t lie best way to battle any
thing Is to fuce It squarely, fight It
If you ever saw two boxer In the
ring and one of them fought with
the side of his body towards the
other, you wilt have noticed perhaps
thut the man who fouyht sideways
never lauded a blow with the hand
that was farthest from his opponent.
If .he tried to strike with It his
competitor knew long enough In ad
vnnce t thoroughly guard himself
against its effects.
The well-trained boxer faces the
music. He stands squarely In front
of Ida adversary where either hand
will have to travel the shortest pos
sible distance to land.
Tlie man who turns away from
trouble, who thinks to escape It by
ovolilance, who doesn't face It brave
ly and manfully Indicates a lack of
courage und an absence of Judgment.
Nothing will give your adversary
more encouragement than the evi
dence which you may display of a
desire to quit.
Many a man has won a fight after
be has lost It simply because his op
ponent gave up when ho was not de
feated. There was only one man on the
ships of Columbus who really made
the trip from Spain to Ihe new world
and that was Columbus himself. All
the others quit days before the shore
of San Salvador was sighted. Col
umbus won because he never turned
his back to the dangers, never took
his eyes from looking forward, be
always faced the music.
There are two splendid memorials
to this exhibition of sheer courage.
One Is the statue of Cofurnbus In front
of the great tennlnal station at Wash
ington ; the other the Inspiring poem
"Sail On" by Joaquin Miller. If you
Of all the earthly music that reaches
farthest Into heaven, Is the beating of a
truly luvlng heart. II. W. Beecher.
FOOD FOR THE FAMILY.
GIVE the children carrots; the
young tender carrot Is rich In Iron
and other minerals needed In the blood.
Serve them once or twice a week In dif
ferent ways so that the family will
not tire of them. Cooked in as little
water as possible and served with
butter In their own sauce, with per
haps a dash of lemon Juice and a
grutlng of nutmeg, no vegetable I
more wholesome or aupetlzlng.
String Beans and Tomatoes.
Take freshly cooked string beans
end put Into a baking dish with some
olive oil, chopped onion, parsley, salt
and pepper. Cook slowly. As the
beans dry out add the strained Juice
Cheese With Tomatoes.
Take one cupful of. stewed tomatoes,
one-half slice) of onion chopped, and
one cupful of cheese cut in bits; cook
cannot go to see one you can surely
read the other without great trouble.
If danger threaten-) joti FACE IT.
If adversity threaten you FACE IT.
If you hate lost your Job or your
money or even your sweetheart put
on the best front you know bow and
battle whatever circumstance presents
Itself face to face.
It Is related by Sir Charles Napier
that by fearlessly facing (I tiger he
sent It cowering buck Into the
Jungle. If he had turned away In the
slightest degree bo would have been
The I'salmNt says. "Thou madest
him (man) to have dominion over the
works of Thy hand. Thou hast put
all things tinder bis feet."
One of the truest things ever snld
by a politician was the telegram
which a state of Maine man sent to
a despairing candidate "Iteutember
God hates a quitter."
Everybody bates a quitter. A man
may love and gain applause but a
quitter doesn't get even sympathy.
Face the music. Fight a good fight.
Then, win or lose, you will have done
yourself the credit of trying the best
you knew how, of giving the lest that
was In you. or being down, perhaps,
but never out.
THE ROMANCE OF WOROS
AT FlItST glance Ihe English
word "sincere" until up
pear to Inixe little connection
with "wax" but, by reason of
a custom pretulcnt nmoiig
Itotnim builder, that U precise
ly where M came from.
In inn lent Home workmen fre
quetitly took short cut and
skimped their labor. It Mug a
common practice for marble
worker t apply n pleco of wax
to a chipped part of the stone
In order to coincnl the defect
made by n l haty or too care,
less stroke. When the
melted the wax. tho defect In
the s'utuo or column or pedestal
would be lit unco apparent.
Meanwhile, however, the laborer
hud I n paid and the purchaser
would find himself with a dam
aged article on his band.
In time, the words "sine
rem" (without wax) Ix-gun to
apHar In building agreements,
thu stipulating Hint the work
would Im curried out by skilled
workmen and completed without
tho e of camouflage, Grodu
ally tho term book on a broader
inclining and was applied to per
sona who were believed to be
free from defects, who were
genuine and who might bo
safely trusted. In English,
therefore, all that I expressed
lu tho one word "sincere."
until soft and then add a teaspoonful
of salt and the same amount of pap
rika. Serve on toast or hot crackers.
Use a pint of orange Juice, a quar
ter of a cup of lemon Juice, sugar to
sweeten and add one pint of cream.
Freeze and serve with a garnish of
candled peel or orange marmalade.
((), lSl, Wtilero Nwip.r UniuQ.)
Should Have Been Pinched.
Two London policemen, In order to
obtain evidence against n club, played
poker therein, but it was a piker's
game. They lost on'y nine i-hllllngs
between them. Boston Transcript.
Bear Dream Not Alarming.
To dream you see a bear signifies
you huve.a rich enemy, but not cun
ning. To be attacked by a bear de
notes persecution, which you will over
throw when it seems moat hopeless.
THE CHEERFUL CHERU5
Tke world's tAl cluttered
I crvt escvpe- tkenr
But tKer except ir
w. .J- J .
cruwucu i.u j a
I rt-ther like.
LYRICS OF LIFE
By DOUCLA3 MALLOCII
THE LITTLE GODS.
IS MAN nil error, God all truth?
I sometimes wonder. Why does
I'ut noble hearts In coats uncouth
And silken raiment on a clod?
Bugs for the Innocent to wear
And for Ihe Jade tho salln bliuwl
I see such error everywhere
' I sometimes wonder, after all.
And yet I do not wonder long:
This topsy-turvy Is not Ills
The world of right, the world of wrong.
The same today nud ever Is.
If sin wears satin, virtue rugs,
TIs not God's fault It Is because
We sit upon our money-bag
And dure to change God's very laws.
Our little time we play the lord,
Forgetting God, ourselves are gods.
And virtue punish, sin reward,
While Judgment slumbers, - Justice
And then some duy a mighty hand
' Shall sweep us from our stolen
No little gods shall rule tho land, -But.
God shall rule, and men atone.
The little gods are many lust, -Extravagance
and Idleness, "
And greed thut bathes Itself In dust.
And flippant speech. Immodest nnit
The lltfle gods ahull rule qwhlle
Their little women, Utile men
And then the Only God will smile
And set tTe world to rights again,
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