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BEAR RIVER VALLEY LEADER f" a"prrrfff r riff rrrj Dead or Alive By R. RAY BAKER (Capyrlcht. 11. by the McClura Nw.-ap- r Syndic' Grime stuffed the remnants of a sodden iloughnut Into his mouth and washed them down with, the last of the hot coffee, which he had brewed himself, and which was more hot than It was coffee. Tiptoeing to the bed, he touched his Hps to the forehead of the wan, girlish face, and with glistening eyes, watched a shaft of early sunlight dart through the window and blend with the pure gold hair curled on the pillow. "A ray of hope mebbe," Grimes He sighed slightly, and his mused. firm, white upper teeth drew his lower lip beneath them and crushed the skin with a pain he did not notice. Turning from the bed, he reached toward the chair he had Just vacated and struggled into a shiny brown coat that had been draped over lis back. From a nail on the wall he took a cap- with frontispiece and pushed It back over his contrary black locks. Grimes paused with his hand on the knob of the door and looked back at the bed. The golden hair and the sunlight were vieing in a contest of Something like a smile, in which hope merged with pride, crept across his tanned young face, but it faded Instantly, and his dark eyes again when a hacking coii',rh from the bed confirmed the tale told by a red spot on either cheek of the occupant. He opened the door and stepped out r on the board sidewalk just as a swooped down from the blue and snatched n breakfast from placid Traverse bay. With a vigorous stride he started on his walk to the exclusive Harbor Beach coloriy. "I won't have her this time next year unless I get her out West by next fall," was the trend of Grimes' thought as he passed the slumbering castles in which the Idle wealthy of the cities sought rustication. Lord knows driving Archibald's speed cruiser wouldn't bring enough coin in two vears to do It." As he skirted the cluster of trees that sheltered the clubhouse veranda from the complexion-ruininmorning sun and came in sight of the Archibald palace, gazing down haughtily from a lofty bluff, he was so absorbed in cogitation he all but collided with a rugged, pleasantly rotund little man attired in blue and wearing an winch agfoTuligliUiouse gleamed. "Ahoy !" called the llglitkeeper. "Veer off or you'll hit this rock of Gibraltar. What's the matter with yer compass, me boy?" As" they came to a halt Grimes was obliged to smile away his gloom as in reflection of the beaming, weather-cracke- d lines of the other's counte" nance. "An' how's the wife this mornin'?" rattled on the guardian of the beacon In that genuinely hearty, sympathetic tone. "An' whyfor the big rush about beglnnin' the daily labor? Sure, ol man Archibald ain't gettin' up at no five o'clock for a pleasure spin you can't tell me that." "No better," was Grimes' rueful rejoinder to the first query. "I'm going to take a run out on the bay and see If I can't make the fourth cylinder hit as It ought to," he added. "The boss was talking of showing off the Lightning to some speed demon." "Now, ain't that too had about the wife," observed the lightkeeper. real commiseration In his voice. "I'll have me own woman run over to yer shack this afternoon an' see if she can chase Rome o' the gloom away. By the way. o' course you ain't heard the startlin' news from the Springs?" "Thank-youcaptain; I hate to leave her there alone all the time. What startling news do you mean?" "Mebbe you wouldn't call It startlin'," responded the captain, a brond grin manifesting his enjoyment of the role of a sensation monger. "It's Jest the tittle matter o' $10,000 bein' stole from the First National last night or The safe was early this mornin'. Mowed open in a reg'Iar professional manner. I Jest happened over to the Springs at an unusual hour and there's excitement galore. A thousand dollars reward has already been offered for the capture of the burglar, dead or alive!" Grimes started. "But don't worry, me boy," went on the captain. "The First National has plenty to make good all the savin's accounts, and the loss of $10,000 ain't goln' to start no run on the Institution. Job. They say It looks like a Vou better look sharp on the bay. He might be stlckln' around somewhere, though It ain't likely h tarried long in the vicinity. Well, I've gossiped long enough. Gotta be movln' on." As the lightkeeper, with a wave of a hnnd. vanished behind the trees, Grimes hurried out on the Archibald dock, where the Lightning was moored. He drew the boat to the landing by means of the painter, leaped aboard, and, stooping, entered the little cabin that sheltered' the engine and crew in stormy weather. When he straightened up inside the cabin Grimes looked Into the barrel of a revolver clutched In a huge, hairy hand. A giant of a man with bushy brown whiskers towered back of the weapon. "Welcome, little stranger," said the man with the gun, champing viciously on a cud of tobacco. rain-ruine- d gray-checker- hr'l-lionc- g!!s-tene- d hell-dive- g florid-vlsage- 1 , one-ma- ? " n Grimes grew white beneath the tan and braced h!tu3elf along the wall of the cabin. Such a situation was enough to unnerve the most veteran soldier of misadventure. "How long will it take to get this here little rattT inter action?" Inquired the master of ceremonies as he straddled a stool and waved the revolver moIn the direction of the tor. "Manhattan Landing will be our port of debarkation, an' we can't get there any too quick." Grimes resorted to strategy clumsy, as It proved for a loophole of escape. "I need gas before we can start," he I can get some up at the cotsaid. tage." The big man grinned with savage sarcasm,, displaying two rows of sharp, uneven yellow teeth. "No, you don't do norhln' of the kind," he announced in tones that carried conviction. "I looked Inter the little old tank, and there's enough to carry us to Manhattan, all right; an the spark plugs is all o. k., and there's plenty of cylinder oil. When do we start?" Abandoning for the present all attempts to evade the issue. Grimes switched on the spark, procured the crank and spun the motor. It started on the second trial, spluttering expostulation until the cylinders responded to the friction warmth and the gas began a steady flow. Grimes unleashed the Lightning from the dock and h?t in the clutch, under tne wary eye of his captor. In a few moments the speeder was skimming past Sentinel light, plowing two ridges ot foam. "Say," suddenly remarked the uninvited passenger. "I been studying you and It seems I've known you. Your name don't happen to be Grimes?" Grimes turned quickly, keeping one hand on the wheel, and as he looked closely at the bearded face of the oth-e-- " it seemed that there was something decidedly familiar about it. "That's my name," he responded. "And you why, you can't be Big Jim Cole !" The giant laid down his weapon and made his way to where Grimes stood. The shifting of the tremendous weight caused the boat to rock eccentrically, but Grimes steadied It. The other seized him by the hand and fairly crushed it. "You got it !" he said heartily. "You and me was pals back in Emeryville, and we used to go to school together. Well, of all the Say," and his eyes took on a tender look,' "whatever became of Emily Brewster?" ' Grimes' face lighted up, and then clouded. "I married her," he said simply. "Now she's got the T. B." "You don't say!" ejaculated the giant, retiring to his former seat in to better ballast the boat. "Why, do you know thnt girl well, tell me 'I'lfltfiWi Grimes did so, keeping the launch headed for Manhattan Landing. When he had finished his story the" other sat silent for several minutes, looking out the cabin window, a strange, unfathomable expression on his face. Presently he turned, picked up the revolver and extended It, butt first, toward Grimes. "Please make me your prisoner," he said. "I'm worth a thousand to you, and It will get her out West. Don't refuse. Do It for her sake. You saved my life once, and and well, you didn't know it, but I loved Emily too." or-d- Dried Vegetable Value. means certain that dried It vegetables possess the same nutriment value as vegetables that have not been dried. Prof. Philip B. Hawk of Jefferson Medical college, Philadelphia, notes in Science a phenomenon that was called to his attention by Charles Den-bof the war trade board and Daniel Moreau Barringer, which suggests that some hitherto unsuspected structural change takes place In vegetables when they are dried. It is well known that when dried vegetables are immersed in water for a few hours they assure a form closely resembling thnt of fresh vegetables. Yet If this swollen vegetable be left at room temperature for from 24 to 36 hours it returns to its dried state, in other words, a fresh vegetable holds Its water much more tenaciously than does a dried vegetable that ias been immersed-iwnter. Is by no y n Avarice. Avarice begets more vices than Priam did children, and, like" Priam, survives thein nil. It starves its keeper to surfeit those who wish him dead; and niakes hlin submit to more mortifications to Iwm heaven than the mar tyr undergoes to gain It. Avarice In n passion full of paradox, a madness full of method; for although the miser Is the most mercenary of all beings, yet he serves the worst master more faithfully than some Christians do the best, and will take nothing for It. He falls down and worships the god of this world, but will have neither Its pomps. Its vanities, nor Its pleasure for his trouble. He begins to accumulate treasure as a means to happiness and by a common but morbid association he continues to accumulate It as an end. He lives poor to die rich, and Is the mere Jailer of his house and the turnkey of his weath. C, C. Colton. Yet, They Hunt for Loose Joints. Last winter a woman passenger on an eastern railway asked the porter why the train had stopped between stations. "Oh," said Rastus, "the engineer done found a broken rail." "Well," said the, woman, "why rtop for that? Do the passenger trains on this road stop to pick up every broken rail they find along the track?" Cartoons Magazine. Lesson From the War THE COMPROMISE lyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy The world, not hushed, lay i la trance, in By GLAOYS It aaw the future it van, And drew its riches In advance. To meet the greedy wants of man; Till length of days, untimely sped. Left its accounts unaudited. Taught the Saving Habit and It Resulting Profitable Invwtment rved light that shone of yore He saw, despised, and left behind. His heart was rotting to the core Locked in the slumbers of the mind; Not beat of drum, nor sound of fife. Could rouse It to a sense of life. A holy cry was heard. Intoned and slow. Or one who had no wares to vend; His word 8 were gentle, dull and low. And he called out: "Old souls to mendf He peddled on from door to door. And looked not up to rich or poor. A His step kept on as if In pace With some old timepiece In his head. " Nor ever did its way retrace; Nor right nor left turned be bis tread. But uttered still his tinker's cry To din the ears of passersby. -- . So well they knew the olden note, few heeded what the Tinker spake. here and there an ear it smote Though ' And seemed a sudden hold to take; But they had not the time to stay. And It would do some other day. self-respe- Still on his way the Tinker wends. Though jobs are far between and few; And here and there a soul he mends And makes It look as good as new. Once set to work, once fairly hired. His dull old hammer seems inspired. Like Iron unannealed and crude, ' 'Tis next in holy water cast; Then on the anvil it receives The nimblest stroke the Tinker gives. The Tinker's task Is at an end, Stamped was the cross by that last blow. Again his cry, "Old "ouls to mend!" Is heard in accents dull and low. He pauses not to seek his pay-T- hat, too, will do another day. Now steadfastly regard the man Who wrought your cure of rust and rot! You saw him ere the work began. Is he the same, or is he not? Tou saw the Tinker; now behold The Envoy of a God of old. Thomas Gordon Hake. Hans Wagner May Pilot POINTS New Baseball Club Be Added IN POULTRY RAISING to to the A. , The soul Is plunged Into the blast, To temper it, however rude, - FOURTEEN n gasped. . Over the task his features glow; He knocks away the rusty flakes, A spark flies oft. at every Mow; '' At every rap new life awakes. The bouI once cleansed of outward sins. His subtle handicraft begins. A. Mother's Cook Book Efforts are now being made to orclub In Akron, O., which will a ganize 1. Select vigorous breeds. seek a franchise in the American As2. Hatch the chicks early. sociation next season, and if the God thought to give the sweetest thing 3. Do not allow growing chicks to . In his almighty power Is successful, Haps Wagner, To project crowd. earth; and deeply pondering It is said, will pilot the team and partWhat it should be, one hour 4. Provide plenty of shade. , In fondest In the control stock the club. joy and love of heart 5. Kaise the young chicks on clean ly Outweighfng every other, He moved the gates of heaven apart ground away from the generaljfiojek.J rXndTgatf to earth, aTO-eiC"-- " orcuH tne nocK. 7. Grow your own poultry feed. Beverages. 8. Feed a ration with As coffee appears regularly at both plenty of variety and, if possible, give breakfast and dinner It is well to bar free range. It from the luncheon table. On hot 9. Supply an abundance of fresh days cooling drinks are. most satisfywater. ing. Milk may be either chilled or hot 10. Keep the house clean and well " upon the weather or one's depending ; ventilated. . taste. 11. Destroy lice and mites. wholesome and Buttermilk Is 12. Keep the nests glean and well refreshing beverage and Is usually littered. served ice cold. On a hot muggy day 13. Confine or sell all cockblrds. a glass of buttermilk and a salted 14. Gather the eggs frequently and cracker or two will make a light lunchkeep them In a cool place. eon. . well-balanc- - . When making tea the best is the cheapest. Scald the pot which If of metal will hold the heat longer. Add a teaspoonful of tea for each person to be served and one for the pot. ' Add as many cupfuls of boiling water as there are spoonfuls of tea. Cover and steep for a few moments, but never on any account let the tea boil. Various spring waters are famous for especially good tea. Well water usually makes a better cup of tea tly.n the ordinary city water. Iced tea Is a refreshing drink for a hot day and should be made fresh and poured hot over ice, adding enough ice to chill. Serve with lemon quarters, loaf sugar or slices of lemon. Grape juice added to chilled water and sweetened is another good drink. Pineapple lemonade Is another good drink. Take a cupful of sugar, a cupful of canned pineapple, one cupful of water and the juice of two lemons. Roil the sugar and water to a thread. Put the pineapple into the fruit press, add the sirup with the juice of the lemons. When ready to serve add water and sugar to taste. Serve ice cold. Elephants Are Either Right or in Using Their Tusks Left-Hand- are ed " and in using their tusks, and an examination of the tusks of any particular elephant will reveal the class to which the elephant belongs. An elephant uses only one tusk most of the time it Is digging for salt earth, uprooting trees or tearing up roots, says a contributor to the Field. When its working tusk becomes badly broken it turns to the other, just as a man who has injured his right hand takes to his left. The tusk must be very severely damaged before the elephant will give up using it in preference to the other. The working tusk becomes worn and smooth toward the end so much worn, in fact, that it Is often appreciably shorter than the other and frequently the tip has been broken off. After that has happened the jagged edge becomes gradually worn smooth, and In the course of years pointed again, but the working tusk is always blunter than the other. Elephants "right-handed- "left-hande- " Hans Wagner. Wagner, since his retirement from baseball, has devoted his time . to chicken raising at his home in Carnegie, Pa., but It Is reported that the famous old slugger longs for the stress and strife of a. pennant fight and that he is eager to get back Into the game. Wagner never'has had any managerial experience, but he Is a past master of the art of baseball In all its phases. Verified Calculation Shows Speed of Light . 186.000 Miles a Second Blackberry Shrub. This may be made of fresh fruit or the canned juice may be used. For every cupful of the juice take half a cupful of cider vinegar and two cupfuls of sugar. Put the fruit, sugar and vinegar over the fire and stir until the sugar Is dissolved and boll to a thick sirup. Skim if necessary, strain and bottle. When served allow of a cupful of the sirup to three-fourtof a cupful of cold water. The velocity of light was obtained by the Danish astronomer Roemer in .1676, by observing the ecpllses of Jupiter's moons. When the earth was nearest to Jupiter, the eclipse appeared minutes too about eight and one-hasoon for. the' calculations, and when the earth was most remote from Jupiter they were about eight and one-haminutes too late. Roemer concluded the reason to be that It required 17 minutes for light from the planet to traverse the diameter of the earth's orbit, which measured the difference of the distances of the earth from Jupiter. This calculation has since been verified, and proves thnt light travels about 186,000 miles a second. Gems of Thought. We cannot conquer fate and necessity, yet we can yield to them In such a manner as to be greater than If we could. Lan-do- r. lf one-four- th lf Love Is like flame light as many fresh flames at It as you will, It grows Instead of diminishing, by the dispersion. Kingsley. Cruelty like every other vice, requires no motive outside Itself; it only requires opportunity. Obstinacy and vehemency in opinion are the surest proofs of stupidity. Barton. Punch. a tnblespoonf ul of good tea pour two quarts of boiling water. Have ready the juice and peelings of three lemons and one orange. When the tea has steeped five minutes, strain, add a cupful of sugar and cool; add to the trull Juice and serve with .Ice. Upon Making Use of Advantages. Ton will find that every great master has used what was excellent In . his predecessors, and this fnt has mnde him great Men like Raphael do not grow spontaneously. They had their root In the great works of antiquity. Had they not mnde use of the advantages open to them, there would be little, to say about them. Goethe. Detachable Ears for Dolls. Detachable ears to be fastened to dolls' heads, (he invention of an Alabama woman, are said to give a more lifeline appearance thnn when tt.J ears are Integral parts of the heads. Bad and Good Men. Men I are always thinking that they are going to do something grandly wicked to their enemies, but when it comes to the point really bad men are jtiM m rare as rcall j good ones. Be nard Shaw. "Yes, dear, and I am afraid you will have a hard time deciding," her moth- er answered. ' "There's nothing to decide. It's Virginia's turn. I went to the sociable last month, you know. Oh, how I wish we had more than one best dress !" she exclaimed passionately It was not until Wednesday morning that Vivian appeared to cheer up somewhat. She had a consultation with her mother, who Interrupted her. by exclaiming, "It will never do. Of course there's no harm In it, but if you get into any trouble, don't blame anyone but yourselves. "No one will ever know about it," responded Vivian confidently. "I'll go down to the village now and call at Mrs. Blake's. I know she will be willing." Mrs. Blake lived across from Miss Emery's, and she received Vivian cor.. dially. That evening, Virginia, in her pink silk muslin that belonged to her and her sister jointly, went timidly up the path leading to the Emery home, feeling very happy. Miss Emery, in beautiful brocaded silk, was passing through the hall when Virginia was shown In by the butler. "Which one Is it?" she asked. "I'm sorry you both couldnMt, have spme." Virginia was placed where she could 3ee everyone who played or sang. Then she gave herself np to enjoyment. She watched Sergeant West eagerly. It was onjy in dreams that she had ever heard such tones.' .Sergeant West saw her and met the vivid glance of her eyes. He turned to his hostess and said, "Can that young lady sing?" "Indeed she can," answered Miss Emery proudly. The next moment Virginia felt a hand on her shoulder. She looked admiringly Into Sergeant West's face. "Will you sing for me?" he asked. "I will play for you and you may sing what you please. Are you willing?" ' "I'll try," she answered shyly. It was nearly an hour later that Sergeant West again remembered the girl. ."I want you to sing once more," he said. "I have a plan. You have a voice, and with teaching, you could become a singen Perhaps I can arrange to give you a couple of hours each week." "I'm afraid I am a bit timid," said the girl, "but since you ask me I will try." , He was sorry for her as she stood by the piano. Her face was very white, and her lips almost stiff. "Have courage," said the singer. "You did so well before." 1 he accompaniment began; but when an untutored, but rich contralto .voice commenced, the song there was a sudden discord among the keys of the piano, and Sergeant West wheeled about and stared at the trembling "What does It girl beside him. mean?" cried the artist. "It cannot be possible that this girl has two distinct singing voices, one very high and the other very low." The girl at whom everyone was now looking, tried twice t6 speak be- fore she could say a word. Then she stammered. "I I am the other twin If you please, sir." "You are not the one that sang first?" he asked. "No, sir, that was my sister, Vlr glnta. It was her turn with our dress " Vivian stammered, then was silent. One half-hou-r before, Virginia had slipped out unobserved and met her sister at Mrs. Blake's. In their hurry In exchanging gowns, Virginia had not told her sister she had been obliged to sing. The next morning Sergeant West While he returned to New York. was waiting for his train, he saw two girls In plain gingham gowns, hurrying down the road. It was Virginia that spoke for both. "Sergeant West, we could not help coming to see you off and to thank you." Happiness slione in two pair of eyes when he answered, "I shall not forget the lessons I am to give you when I return next month." (Copyright, 11, McClure Nownpaj' 8yu , . " ' ' , . . P. ANDERSEN. Mrs. Adams was making preparations for the noon meal when the door opened quickly and a girl about sixteen rushed In. quite out of breath. "I'm here at last, mother." Adams glanced up from her , Mrs. work. "I was calling Vivian she said. "Why, mother, I am Vivian." The girl threw back her curly head and laughed merrily. "Won't you ever be able to tell us twins apart?" V "I thought by the way you came In through the" door 'twas Virginia. She always comes in like a shot from a ' gun. Where have you girls been?" "Down by the river. The wind blew so we did not hear you when you first called." "Well," said Mrs. Adams, "Miss Emery has just been here and invited both of you girls to her musicale next Wednesday evening. "She said it was going to be just grand. Professor West, who has just returned from France, is going to sing. He Is Sergeant West now, you know." "You said she invited us both?"-Vivla- The sun, untired, stlU rose and not an Instant from its beat; It bad not lost a moment yet. Nor used In vain its light and heatL But, as In trance, from when It rose To when It sank, man craved repose. One of the' things which this country will bring out of the war is an increased interest in securities by people who never before considered such investment, says Popular Mechanics magazine. The small investor of bonds and stocks only in terms of thousands, wholly formerly thought beyond his reach, and as entirely belonging to banks and men of wealth. The War Savings stamps and the government bonds of $50 denomination up have not only encouraged thrift but have opened the eyes of the multitude to the fact that to be a bond owner does not require a king's ransom. Now wo have some twenty million bond holders, and where' formerly one person in seven was thrifty now five out of every seven are savers. ., We do not measure up to the stern thriftiness of the French, who, by extreme war economy, paid oil the war indemnity which the Franco-Prussia- n occasioned in an incredibly short time. But proportionately we have made a good start, for we have from the beginning been a nation of wholesale wasters because' our resources of every kind were so enormous. Some were even ashamed to save, and thought it smart to spend lavishly as fast a3 they earned. This condition permeated the entire land. We may well take genuine pride in a good start on the road to sound common sense and thrift. The very act of saving increases The flowery speeches of a thousand orators in more than a century are forgotten, while, these words of wisdom by Benjamin Franklin live on : "Save a little of thy income, and thy hidebound pocket will soon begin to thrive and thou wilt never cry again with an empty stomach neither will creditors insult thee, nor want oppress, nor hunger bite, nor will nakedness freeze thee. The whole hemisphere will shine brighter, and pleasure spring up in every corner of thy heart. "Kemember that money is of a prolific,, generating nature. Money can beget money, and its offspring can beget more, and so on. Five shillings turned is six, turned again it is seven, and threepence, and so on till it becomes one hundred pounds." Time was when good bonds were issued chiefly in denominations of $1,000, with an occasional 6mall proportion of $500 units. To the beginner the time required to save enough to buy one bond was so long he was discouraged in even making the attempt Now excellent securities of all kinds can be had in $100 units, which increases the number of possible buyers by thousands. Once more the frequent caution : Before buying or exchanging be 6ure to consult a good banker and so avoid losses. i V: FROM "OLD SOULS" dlcat.) ' , . .