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I, the hired man, look
'ed after the three
with troubled eyes
and shook his head.
The stranger was
walking with Alicia,
and Amos was go- 'of? An th
ire: home across twisting the
lots, with head
bent That wasn't
right Amos had Wouldn't
..u-mp- with Alicia since he car--
ki,c to and from school
tf took an envelope from his pocket
f ' :nt.d at the name ana post mane
In the road field and seen the
tSrio out and wait for the free
ffSJagon- This envelope he had
. .j he eround, after taking a
it which he read through
' 1 - J! A Tl
scowling as ne uiu so. ine
tli en had torn me letter into
11 Diece5 Qroyticu uitiu d nine
rn tne i----- ;
2nd watcliea mem uurn to asncs.
had stamped upon tne asnes,
;.;r-v w m w w sec bdwuc ;W pay no: dohar
: t::00A- Akf . 1 fr - ; HowVtbings." ;V :. :-; P rjdren's growni 'WifeVget!jiu;ii:;
s' ;5 'vS: 35 . At noon; he; went to his' employer. ?Tinfirih"d4la
: V iS?'? W:; John?iie announced.- wmhTgK Henodded crosifoward n?- - 'f was tambnctterjo
H tTO u"r ?OCK' xrom wwn. Alicia, who was listening to some florid V wiu.
'toYffiffi Jet . time to shave an put oi my, other dscrintion of dtv lif hv thrir ttorN real pleased whejirl toldv h
ncr you was nere. - one s name ujtpo -y? ut
pretext fe ''gei1ur,; aDdftt:ihe-!i6Mtcx.ianviiit AB:Vtnffih-:saia.'KraaV children liv in. GtM chaft
sd.,he.jrald.ia;tl' visitor and hear it's bont done no mv lees. I WntW -vithl her; took: a' lot of "titiiiresX J
whic SithoughVavery funny proceeding.
lham Poddat- it read, "care of
mark, remarked SL anvbodv."
ing the circIW carefully as he 'hail
the first reading. "Is 'Shad
r 11 ' 6uJi
"What you mean?
"You've got a pretty good ranch your
sen, jonn onjy you call it farm 300
ain't hirin yon Ur 'mtrse,
, Si turned hack toward the field with
out answering, out as ne climbed the
jjt. Be gone a week, mebbe a month
i on t know.
ut you can't go now," expostulated
the farmer, wrathf ullv. "There's the
wheat W cut an' thrashinV Wait a few
weeks, ana . tsut- bi had gone up-
: t.- j- m anv minute. Now. here's the oietfire' . ?
md to settfe down lirre an friva ua-w:?w!c "?ri i"r:. - i
- . vi js-ii, viiii why vou can it iarm juu nnr a
n nun vv ri i pmmi i a'a ir -n v, . . , t - . ......
' ATwr1 f i acres an more, .well stacked, an' monev fence he shook tus neaa. "Ain't no
Zr vrZPvr U.Y .f -vyyue m oank. lmriy thousand dollars hope frtm mm, -it ne is ner own pa," Wirs. , :
tq Open 'OC&JTs better, if 'tis in' 'care wouldn't ' h. a Kit h? "NTtz-A hnt (nf u A i r; i.fi
. . t v , uv- ui..wyw . .. Aiicr icTt Amos visits ercw less
Until he f renuent Alicia. Wfl5 tnn trp-nrrim?ed to
What you mean?"
That evening he Watched
caught.Ahcia by herself on a flying visit more than nod at his coming, then for- prong away."
his big ranch. Says he likes fhis coun
try best" with a .wink. "So mayh we
won't lose 'Licia after atL" '
"Oh. rt, ton vonr f ppliibnes!." , ex
claimed th girl, flushing and lookinpratl-
noved. - "1 v; never said a word about
Oh. nothm hat you'Jl notice 1 to the pantry, ; aM.the Question get his presence. Her face was troubled
?ss. a little wanlv. 'Rut 'T iia'L Ktonl- "Vnu like this lelUr. Wvli?" At- j l i-?-.
like to know what . t.u. t.
could tell T)out Podder.an Wyhe not an' at an age where one ought to be "Of cour
mat ive a word agamst;the man, ex- mighty care'1
ccpt . nw eyes are harder than his smiles 'That'!! do, Si," broke in the farmer.
;L" brightly. "He's-such
an interesting person traveled every-
vwVkAWA Anal vtf 'Ain'A M v-Wl
Tiui r aa' , ,tYou mCan WI, an' you're a good re wonderful stories about the world: I'vft
f,J ! me own & stcPs 4,1(1 liable man on a farm. But you don't never seen. ' . ' .' t
turned toward the barn. There was" a know a thing tout girls. How could "An' Iwut Amos, 'Lida? What o'
?iiet, lr H?K .H'"1 ace. you? Ucia's sensible, an' I shall leave him?" :
s.ee how Mr; Wyhe walked off with this sort of thing to her though I don't "I don't know what you mean, Si. But
Amps was waiting" he remarked, appre-
ciauveiy. o.nat leuows a b
sure. But I guess it's natural
hes owner of a big ranch, with forty
cowboys to keep tamed."
"He tells you," significantly, "Any
lie's a man, with , success won, an' could
set 'lyicia right up. An' he's the most
friendly, -gopd story tellin' man I ever
met. Now ydti better get to work. I
head into every stone in the path if
'twould save your tender feet from
steppin on a single rough Debbie. But
go slow, little girl, go-slow."
these days, her eyes full of uncertainty,
ea?er, vet afraid. - '
Mr. Wylje had taken to wandertrT
over the big farm, viewing t from all
s?ds, looking at the snlendid. stock-and
riding after the fine horses and vin the
ncw automobile. Often he rubbed his
hands. . ' ' '
Tohn Treat also seemed very well sat
isfied. So much so that when Si re
turned at the end of two weeks he seem
ed to have forgotten any difference be
tween them. "Hello, Si," he exclaimed
cordially as the hired man entered $he
parlor where they were all seated; droo
ping his old carpet bag and hat utxm the
table. A small oackage was held in his
nanas as ne sank into a chair.
"No,, but. I. heard Mr. Wvl?e hintin"
jittk triv to Etn-ope, an an' thn corn
In. here to settle down," retorted her fa
ther, "'n' you listened mighty well. Nrw.
Si. tell " your adventures. Where did
you go ?"., .
"G?t voun an' skittish, John," S
'hiickled: "BoiTrh me . camera an'
learned hew to click.it. Got some nice
futures of a prettv fr in New York
Shadv, they called it."
"Whs that?" exclaimed Mr. Wylie,
vho had caught the word without listen
"Shdy, I saM, the town" you camej
r," an?wered the oM man, 1m!v
"only otrt there they called vou Bill Pod-
der. -an Vou was bos barber in a shavin'
shpp. Funny, but I happened to board
Oe the' Oihex Way .
4 Uim'&YV W&&H&
y, Dut you ao look was grasped by her two wrinkled hands, clambering over it And. I see chickeas,
com table! On the other end of the handle, across and -she has a pig waiting for some in-
Mother Rankin s her shoulder, was suspended a huge has- different owner."
voice was tnendiy iceL ''A hodv must work tbee Av
with not a trace of.
curiosity or censure.
And yet it was time
that all should be
up and doing. This
man sprawled on
ie sand was of the size and strength of
to. But he paid not the least notice.
Ss eaze was off and beyond. .
"I thougnt li so De, meDDe ye wouidn t
'and lookin down to my house now an
k I found a stray pig t other day
an' made a pen of sea drift, but 'ain't
cone too strong. I should hate to lose
ie pig, seem the owner might come
"Why dont you watch- it yourself?
Mother Rankin nodded significantly
award the handle of a clam hoe which
In time the man's upward gaze be
came conscious. .He raised himself on
an elbow and looked about Down be
yond the reach of white sand, at the
edge of an elbow of the sea crooking
island, was a helit figure, its shoulders
rising and .failing with the vigorous
working of the clam hoe. It looked pa
thetic even to the harsh eyes of the
man. "The only one who has spoken
to me as a human being," he said aloud.
Then the gaze shifted. Her house
was only a few rods away. He had not
noticed it when he came, for his coming
had been a wandering one, in the night.
He had been .lying on the sand ever
since. "House,", he scoffed, without
malice or contempt "a hut, a hovel. And
yet 'tis a home, for there are vines
Then his thoughts took a new turn,
and the--gaze shifted back to the beat
figure. "Why not?" he went on aloud,
for he had got into the habit of talking
to himself. "She is the only one who
has recognized manhood, in me, untrue
with the baslt rounded. "I filled the
sacks," he said, "and this basket will be
enough to cover your usual day's work.
Tomorrow you can rest again, it will do
you good. Now'll go out and chop a
little wood for vou. I noticed an axe
outside. Then Til go.
"You'll do nothing of the kind," de
clared Mother Rankin. "Supper's all
ready, an', if X do say it, the clam chow
der's good. An' there's coffee an' a big
I get started right" dirb of cakes made 'specially for you. I
An hour later he crossed the sand couldn't eat a quarter of 'em myself. I
with the basket upon his shoulder, its now you're hungry.-
top rounded with clams. "Want any
more? he asked. What do yoo do
with them? You cannot eat all these."
"No, I sell 'em at a little village up
the shore," she answered "or. that is.
one of the fishin' boat owners does. He
as it is. :$he laughs without strength, stops every mght gom back an' takes
andr despair with an abundance. Why em on board. He has half for seilin'."
not use a little in a good cause before "Then if you had more you could sell
snuffing it out? Today or tonight or more?"
tomorrow what oddsl" . "Of course. But I never get but one
xie threw himselx
strode down to
aself to his feet and basket That takes me all day."
the old woman. "Give "I will fill them for you. The
'The work is
me the hoe," he ordered.
too hard for you."
'Ive been doing it right along," she
protested. "I don't mind. Vm used to
"You go and watch the pig," he or
dered gruffly "though, perhaos. vou
would better wait a few minutes to see sand dunes the man came to the house
you send the more money the fisherman
will bring back.
"Just as you like, but all the extra
money shall be yours."
"I don't want it. I have plenty for
the journey I'm about to start on."
as me sun was smicing Deruna tne
The big man hesitated only an instant
then entered. "Why, yes,. I am hungry."
he admitted, "though I hadn't thought
of it, and it's something that don't mat
ter. But I can place the experience
against other things. If s been many
years since I sat down at a home table."
When the chowder was disposed of.
ar i the cakes nearly at an end, he
looked across at his hostess. "I suppose
it is ratter hard for you to get along,"
"No, indeed," cheerily. "I have chick
ens, an' a little garden patch, where I
raise potatoes an turnips for winter, an'
I catch fish."
the other. I'm savin' up for something."
"Would yqu mind telling .me what?
You see, we shall never see each other
asrain after I go away. You have been
nice to me, and 'I would like to feel you
are all right."
"I would be. I've saved up $68 in
four years. I need $32 more, an' have
two years to do it in." She hesitated a
little then went on frankly. "I don't
mind teiling. My boy Samuel made
some mistakes an' was put in prison. I
must, clear everything ag'in him 'fore he
comes out so he can start honest."
Instantly the man's face grew hard.
"Rather pray your son die before he
comes out," he exclaimed harshly. "You
cannot understand, nor he yet. But it's
paradise in there to what he'll find after
The old woman looked at him won
deringly. Then she understood, and a
great pity came to her face. She rose
softly and went around to his side, lay
ing a tremulous hand upon his shoulder.
"Poor man," she commiserated, "you
the room. "We-el, now!" ejacnlated St t
as though surprised. 1C that don't bear
all. An' X took the pictures speqally.fe J If;
for him. too, John 7 - ;
But John had snatcneo tip a norse?-
- 4 fi.f-t1t.tt.f9 i tile trimtAi A. f .
moments and there came the swlslv" !" ' I1
swish of swifdv descendiatr hlows -:ae? 5
comanied bv o'teous appeals for mercy.'
Alicia crossed the room qnirWy ap4d
threw her arms about the old man Si
neck. "Oh, Si. I'r so glad." she obbed.
"T'm eroing to call vou Uncle Si after
this, if yoq, don't mm. T T was afraid
of tha mn, though I d;d love to hear;
Mm talk abnnt thincs. He he drew ne-
toward him. even while I felt,afrid;
T', c ,rUA1 T T it's Arnot IVe
eo1Kr WA -11 tli h'mo" .
"I kind o' thought that way. TJda. !
soothed the old man. patHng her ttOuVli
some o' the snaes out the path for fear
vou might strike your pretty feet ag'ijiij'O:-
'em an' stumble.
the only way you know to escape it?" ' ".Tj
The man nodded. Mother Rankin- wm
i t i.:. .1 ..u- t,t J p
Ild.UU WCIll II Dili Ilia M1UU1UE1 IU.4)13 flull
head, which she caressed nncohsdously1 mfi 1
xou re wrong an wron?. sne saiu. ,'
can't explain just how. But I know it? ii
A bov don't think an' is-sort :of 'irreVf
sponsible, an' he's a half boy for a good",!
many years. My samuerwin oe tmrty ,iJ:
'four wlien be rnme.s out. with the srronflr4i ; i'
er half of his life ahead. The best haiej i
of a man's life, with his brain fulIKl
grown an' thinkin', can do a lot more 'i
good than his weak half, had. The on;
who makes a mistake an' then ends it up) :
with a biffeer one is a coward. An the :.
VinrAfr tli thintr Tif. Ha! to ficrht' aofinM':
the stronger thej ought to make hiniuli M
Thf mznJA nrf- answer: hu'it with : U-"
scowling face, bis gaze fixed on they j J
bare wall opposite. Mother Kantan'at
went back tto her chair, finished 'her Sis
supper, cleared off and washed " the S t
O-ilU Skill 1,1. J(3L UIVIV, umyiw
tense, his eves disclosmff nothinjr of the 4jV
struggling mind within. .. ,
Suddenly a marvclotis change swept .(,
over uie lace, tne scowi aisappearea, xaefl
KTJ. t A il. J a1' -
its Deen two montns, ana mis is uie eycs grew clear, the teatures composed.
first meal I've had at a table, the first "You are rieht" the man said gently,'
tune i ve Deen asked into a house, ino t wa
"And the clams you
"No, I put that aside, an' some of
V .ll L.V. lllliL I OllW 1. L. ILkVV WW n T
work anywhere. n6t a kind word, sleep- -arH'c nath TVi fnll-crown half F
send away," he ing in barns or on the ground. Every- man's life should be the stronger andl
body pointing and scowling.' obstacles should add to the strength; y I i !j '
An the lonrnev von snolre of war hall malf tnv toitrnev the other waV-.-"!;. r.'
The fury of strength with which she the nearest,
Wf.e im i -i n & v . E t n Ik fi n L n v fi
HE woman stood pitiful household wreck. It meant oth-
looHng at what she er things to her than the breaking up of
had done. The her home. It meant the destruction of
what a year ago had been dear and
precious and beautiful
. How had it happened? She did .not
know.' They had: loved each other, she
and Ralph. She had been glad to marry
rug was Tolled and
corded, the. chairs
stacked seat to seat,
the pictures wrap
ped and the books
eaten the bread, as full of holes as a
sponge, and the soggy biscuit and the
fallen cake with good humored appreci
ation of her industrious, if unsuccessful,
Looking back at the past year as one
glances over a book one had read, she
felt somehow as though their poverty
expenses mount high.
When her silk stockings gave out she
had to replace them -with cotton. It had
been the same with everything. Some
times they were in doubt Sometimes
when she wanted steak for dinner she
had to substitute beans. She grew tired
of contriving, and there was no prospect
had been working for two days had de
parted, and left her shaking, faint and
miserable. She felt as if an illness was
coming upon hety arid she thougnt her
feeling came from extreme weariness.
Suddenly she sprang up and snatched
the geranium from the window sill. She
would take it over to 'Mrs -Peach. Mrs.
Peach would be good to it - And she
would ask no questions. She was step
ping out of the door when she saw com
ing toward her up the street three men,
moving slowly. One man hung between
the other two, white faced, limp, near a
dead weight They seemed to be en
couraging him to take a few more steps.
"You're almost home," she heard one
say. Ana then she Knew. ihat proven
packed in a him. The Kttle home wfih which he had been most to blame for the wesent that Ralph would be earning more, per- ST? wlta Uood on ms fSkCe was
i j x i 3 tj j ,.- jf ci .-j- ? r niiiuu i
pox. au was reaay naa provioea ner naa secmea to ner tne conaroon. one naa oeen earning 9lc a naps zor years.
for the cartman to most attractive place hi the world. She week when she married Ralph and paid They had not actually quarrelled at
had a little money saved from her work, out only $5 for board and laundry Work, first only grumbled at each other, it
and she had bought things with it a That left her $7 for clothes and for is so that a storm begins Their storm
rug, a lamp, a few pictures and some, amusements. It had been sufficient She had been long 'gathering. When it
linen. Ralph, too, had given her all the had been able to save a little. And then broke they ran before it affrighted to
money he could spare with which to add Ralph came. "Can you manage on $1& cover. They had bred a destroying
fait away in the morninff to the auction
rooms. 1 hope the11 bring somewhere
near the original price," she thought "It
seems a pity to sacrifice on them when
they've been used only a year."
She caught her breath. Only a year!
Thcpe trussed things in the. middle of
the fioor, the dismantled room itself.
seemed to accuse, reproach her. Sud
denly she could not bear the sight of the
to her treasures. Every day had been
a new delight a fresh hope, a wonder
ful young-joy. She bad been at first
only an tridiff erent housekeeper, but
Ralph never had complained. He had
a week ?" he had asked. She had replied
that she could. She had not been hon
est but then she did not know. It never
had occurred to her that $18 a week
meant only nine, apiece and that home
force. She said she would go back to
her typewriter. He said that she might
For .two days they had not spoken. He
ate at the restaurant coming home only
to sl eep.
She stood holding to the pot of ger
anium and for support, staring at that
terrible approach. Then resolution came,
the power to think and act She turned
about and re-entered the house. She set
the geranum down upon the table and
pulled out the couch from the wait
"Lay him there," she said when they
brought him in. "Now one of you go
for the doctor, quickrtr, France. Or
if he's not there, Dr. Skinner. They're
She brought a bowl of cold water and
a cloth and began to bathe his face. She
did not tremble now even though he
groaned incessantly: "How was he
hurt?" she asked the man, whont she
had never seen before, although he was
one of Ralph's fellow workers
. ?rhe belt caught him. He Was care
5Sk. I don't see what's possessed him
these fr9o days. I told him to look out
bto: he itemed that reckless " He made
a VTme. "If it hadn't been for Tom
Well, we got him out of the way, but
he came near losing his arm."
She set her lips hard. A black spot
floated before her eyes. The next mo
ment she heard a voice say; "Set down,
Sadie. I'll do that" She felt that Mrs,
Peach had come just in time.
The doctor was there presently. By
that time she was able to : do her part.
They undressed him and got him into
bed and set the wrenched and broken
arm and gave him medicine to soothe the
pain. Then they went away and left
him with her.
Night fell. He lay in his bed with
his eyes dosed. The light from the lamp
in the next room flowed softly over him.
She knew that he was as much alone in
his agony as if she were not with him.
A. , . .11
Ana ner nearc an mil Droxe wim mrv t
for him. She sat outside, the dbor
watching and waiting. Presently thai t
. aaiei ne caaea weajqy. . .
She went to him. She bent over auids
looked into his face. He looked up tqtc,
hers. And so they remained for a nfek
"I'm sorrv. . Kinda unset i3unfdi
you," he .said, in thef stilled tones, ci mi?
man foesrv with rain and drugs. ' ? -'!,4
She could 'not speak. She' onfyila
her hand on his forehead. ' ' 'vf4!;4
"And no insurance, either,"'' he sighed!
Tearsr rolled out of his 'eyes,' He ptiV
up his free hand to wipe them -awayl
"?h, God, if only i:d been fciHpa-tfitt
right!" he sobbed. . ' t.
Suddenly she was on her knees be
sicte him, her arm over him, her lip Ota
his in such a kiss as she had never givet u r:
him. "Don't !" she breathed. ; "Don't bl f
so wicicea. uaruncr. aon t vou see ua-r 4
had to be to stop the loousa thing Wt I A
were Anrttrn .-. ' r. ' 'a
He appeared to-ponder. .."I'-hida?
rhottc4tt nf Yftat!"h fhnrniureit "
1 hey cep sUence. cheelc tp: cneesjto
a little while. Then she heard him try!1
ing to laugh. .
iv e -1 mm v
it i am proken, l guess our
mended, he whispered.
J. 1 -'?')' J
III :,f Fiwlaf Ss;iB;C'e
have been abandoned on this account, which they are securely locked together accommodated, and this- is jnsiifficiecb
when m a ciosea posiuon. xt is ae- means pi aiscoyering tne, identity oi ta j
owner, a ntuv anacninenx.xo oe:maq!
to the rhs. inside the umbrella, bas-bee,
recently brought . out which .will cajtf
the name and address of the. owner.- - :
metal, panel fits into the. Uhape of Shh
inside of the rim and .tbe-pauei; is(Suip
fidently large to accommodate a ismalv
card with the desired inscnhAn r :
A Bark Boom Travels With the ?he which has already turned out sonte very uninteresting device except to the most carpentry, printuig, gardening and
EIGHING but seven luc sweetmeats are . moujaea "c w 1 nc wuy - ie. oi iubuiuuuus uw qdu
and a half oounds forms' of various flowers which lend duced to use them. This same apparatus, and dumb require iv to seven years
when comnletelv themselves ti the purpose, and these are in this, case, is hidden within the form of training at a per capita cost of
collapsed and ready i? tabfe colored. papers, and of a 2JS,11SS m J
to be carried about when arranged m a group they resemble being formed of coiled springs under
with the nverd- a beautiful floral composition. After ad- the material of the garments. The fig Science is kept busy exploding the
ence of a small suit- miring them for a while the candies may ure has a strajMjke hand around the myth that battles cause a surplus of
r xt . he strinn-d of their nafteiTcoverinsr and waist and it is contemplated that the fig- rain.
some exercise by pulling the legs and
arms of the dummy. '
The animals utter a nerve-shattering
and horrid bark. They possess a reg
ular system of defence, and always
have signallers out to watch for the
approaching possible enemy.
Artificial legs and arms were, it is
believed, used in Egypt as early as
700 B. C They were made by the
priests, who were the physicians of'
that early time.
siened so that a skirt or oair of trousers
may be slipped between these parts and
held there securely while the coat or
waist is draped over the curved lines
Of the device.
In a cabinet for phonograph records
of the disc type, a young Chicago in
ventor has provided a turn-table de
vice With separate pockets for the rec
ords, which are delivered to the hand
The advantage Of biriic rxhei
Immensa Extra Crons. ords. which are delivered to the hand ready to put-,on is-a ereat attraction
The agitation for increased garden mechanically, as required, says Popular many women, but not a few are deterre
production has resulted in extra gar
den crops to the value of $350,000,000.
The increased area thus under culti
vation is said to be 1,150,000 acres.
cently perfected by
A. Benko of New
Dhow t. J"UU1U prove ox interest to
fent S Seed "for such
3nc,ncan can be used equally
6nr arunaai Ugnt, Ml-
daru-- "Ul-uoors. it oDviates tne
. y wjiu or uie niupg up qi.
Largest Jib Crane. "
A 500-ton locomotive jib crane, the
largest of its kind in the world, is be
ing installed on the Panama canal at
Balboa. Itcan handle a 56-ton load at
its maximum working radius of 87 feet
A new military motor truck is at home
on land or water. It has a floating wa,-ter-tight
body, with a two-bjade tractor
vpropellcr mounted on the front
Telephone communication was reeent-
. -valors arising irom Kerosene that stream, and enaDica nunareas ox iy estaonsweu. uwwu i movtR$ wui
.and other illuminants apt to persons to lay in stores of fish which and a dispatcher's office. Transmission
Great Eqn of Smelt.
Millions upon milliiSns of smelt filled
kfn(a j room for photographic work, the Sandy River near Portland, Oregon,
""ICC rinse i .. .. . JJ j '-
Rs way witn oDjectionaDic recently aurmg an unpreccucnica run n
d YaPrs arising from kerosene that stream, and enabled, hundreds of
The Canadian canoe, which - for
lightness, carrying power, seaworthi
ness and ease, of propulsion has no
rival, was an invention of the Jforth
American Indians, whose birch-bark
craft was for a long period the swift
est .boat propelled by man's muscles,
just as the native catamaran, is the
only vessel that can ride over the ter
rible surf that dashes on the coasts
of Madras and Brazil.
About $13,000,000 of the total esti
mated cost Of $50,000,000 has been
spent to date on the Welland ship
canal. The work has been suspended
on account of the War. .
Science. All the records being first
numbered and listed, any particular one
may be withdrawn from the cabinet for
use. by setting an indicator at the number
it bears on the list and then pushing a
spring. This causes the inclosed turn
table to revolve, and the record wanted
hv the ET1'cni-irtn rVi4f h MrmMM .'lMii
heen. rrlsn bar Mamr MhiM ViA.! '
reaching the final purchaser, which
not an entirely pleasant thing; . to fct
template; "It is proposed tp vercctx
this by means of a nrotectivft -1
which is placed in the garment as a
slides out through a narrow, felt-lined porary lining and sealed in place so
? a i . . j i : 'it '
opening into one s hand,
ready for use.
will supply them for months. So great
was the multitude of swimming Crea
not m t ,act mat the Perator nee tures during' the two weeks- that the
. put his head inside the dark cham- run lasted tliat they could be scooped up
ui Dtlt ran r t.. .. -j . t ti. . , j; . j:
vvui c l rep iv oiiTsme 01 il. tw tn ntmnrrn wnn nruiiiiiv uiu ucu.
was through tne train s wheels and a
t r I11S hands ;i"mUr uu
Sol11 CUffS Lhat affrd ample clby
In 41.. .
nU;tA?c region the sldn of .he
satbrl.r tocover small boats;' and
ached to the boats with the noints
ThP BQet of Candy.
WZ: Kk !wam may find, an ex-
Two men in a boat, nsiag two sm?U hets,
secured 1,500 pounds in a tew hours.
Such large quantities were offered for
sale that the 'market price dropped to
one cent a pound. Many people impro
vised staokehouses in which to preserve
what they caught while others -. salted
the fish down in barrels- and jars. Pop
ular Mechanics. ,
Cbildxen Will Jyefse en J)mtij inA
Famllr 5rash Pile.
The family trash pile stands as a
glaring indictment of the extravagant
and wasteful habits of the average
American family. Each year the av
c age family throws away enough ma
terials and supplier of various j sorts
ta enable the lunk dealers and waste
material men to do a business of more
In its deepest part the depth of the
English channel between Dover and
Calias does not exceed 180 feet, and
for a long distance from the shore
it does not exceed SO feet
The Collie's Name.
The collie's name appears to be
shrouded with mystery hut there
seems to be a fairly reasonable
foundation for s
from "colT or "collar," on account of
the broad white mark around the neck
which seen, in the majority of
these dogs. '
Boys, Baise a Sheep.
We are short on sheep. Our 50,000,
000 sheep at their best can only grow
enough, wool to make each one ox us
dusted and its temporary removal is not readil
comnlished. When the carmen i
ly sold the protective lining is ranove ,!
Force of Wind. "
unnosink1 that it is a snit of clothes once in four years. The of 'the collier Neptune it was. found 'Ct
30-mile wind at 16 miles an,-hour4 .?'
would require 770 effective hcscpow'J
to overcome the wind; resistance,'
about 20 per. cent of the power neee
sary to drive the ship through the wate
Bound Tower Mystery
The origin of the round towers of
Ireland remains a mystery, t is
thought tJiat they were originally
foreign wool which under normal condi
tions came to us is now largely diverted
to war purposes. Thousands of boys
and girls can each raiise one . or two
sheep arid' find sdfficientpasture on their
own lawn, thus turning into food and -clothes
the grass which has previously
been thrown away. More poultry can
be kept" and 'be' 'fed 'on the 'present'
Weight of Carat.
The weight used by goldsmiths in
gauging the quality of gold, apart
from the alloy, 1. e., cara is derived
from that of the seed of an Abbyssln
ian carat-flower, which, being exceed
ingly .uniform in size, were employed,
in weighing- gold and precious stones.
4 wmiey Pgnts f':f
Willie. aeed l veara. riKyarA ?'
t-t4vla.1 il!r.i rrn r A J ' a1 . - TI 1-
haa S5.000 miles of
ns ;n . 01 expressing his affec-
S tbe ,-ty llttle Sft which" com
U fir,:.se,Gtlm.?nt of a bouduet with
CtiKlnw ki a scheme for in- and 80,000 mile's of telegraph, ooto-
ttaSSz the physical exercise into the .pared with 100 mHea of railway and
nursery in sugar-coated form, so that tto 41,000
ntiW .of confectionery,, without a miv'-
r'ln,;:' Duiauon is the thought being forced oreven urcw v
miles of telegraph In 1261.
railway Managers ot tne large hotels testify
that one-fitth ot uie tood they buy is
wasted by the public'
Canals in Russia.
More than 179,000 miles of rivers,
lakes and canals in Muscovite terri
tory are navigable. In 1913 there were
about 50,000 milea open to traffic,
12,000 miles in constructiun and, many
A coat hanger is changed into a suit
our thoughtless, heedless disregard, -or
Waste. m Waste is little short of a crime
at any time, and fully that in these days
when millions are 'sadly 'underfed arid
thousands are actually starving. Popu
lar Mechanics Magazine;
The great umbrella mixup which -ia
eoineVon constantly may be-due
the- ditneutty ot ntaoang
ton decrees that they shall not be 'tC
longr or too short bat must be cut W
mathenurtical accuracy 'so that the bo
torn of the garment will dangle about h!
ankle at. just the' right, point: as 1 1
walks, and shall display the correct an
of ' hosiery as he sits. An over-abua
ance of material at this point would 1
a-sootcfeof great efflbarraVsment to W
Ucjaoi WQIHes wishes are to ber.
specxed. ; ' An smpieneot i or ttie te.
Baboons Have System.
The natives of Nigeria are in con-
hanger by this new iaventioL The un-- them with - the name of the owner. If the v tailor- invdgrentimtng " the prey
fiiement is aiso maae avauuic w me aracies were urouciur uouiucu.wuu . kwk vwcujo . tci iiuikuuu- di niuc
and women. The usual curved body this information,, if is quite Ekdy ?that trdiisa'Siaa-fr.dciscdand his tails.
ivhirh is meant to. fit the shoulder uart ?at least a fair oroocflrtkm of the lost sot
in the New To t institute tor the stant fear of the habpons, which roam or tne coat is m mis lywra tanyrguas g&nv ry ;y,yrj' iraiiroona assyac
woman ,v w :z-jt Tt.r-ie ercisinz aocaratus. con- uvyw vuuix w vwuvj Hpxu. y t z t . i . , t t rLJii:.-7v"'rir: m izmi-Lz' J--m
fitcTm 7 -?7 j iwfitv' i5 ivdfY in the shoe shop and tailor shop, while 100. Some pioneer farming efforts and suppueu wun lugs Dz mssK-cm ins jxv
"gtlts to a firm of fnat eirv.
sistiug of spriiigs