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Wanted Him to
Benjamin O. Lamme, chief engineer
f the *. Westinghouse Electric and
Manufacturing Company, holds one of
he Bioat Important positions in the
vorid. He was not born in the city;
j*m was reared in the country, but
tudied engineering *-?d now he can
ook back at his early days with
ride. The position he holds is one of
he moat sought after in the world,
ha holder must be a recognised,
uthotity la electricity.
The story of his life is told in an
rticl* in the American Boy M^gaIno,
written by Judson D. Stuart.
Little 3enny Lamme didn't want to
e a. .farmer, like his father, when
e grew up. He wanted to work with
Ha always said so. He was quite
onin the matter and openly de!ared
that he didn't like farming.
"That boy is always fooling wHfc
nachipery," they said of him.
Almost every boy has taken the
Itchan clock apart, but few of them
ver managed to get it together again
ithout leaving out a pile of wheels,
. nd other things. When Lamme was
10 years old. he took the kitchen clock
oart and put it back together again
ithout omitting a wheel, and the
lock Irej't better time than ever.
Benjamin G. Lamme was born on a
->neiy farm quite a distance from
pringfleM. Ohio. He was a fortuate
boy in having a common-sense
ithcrr. When tlte elder Lamme disoverud
that his Ben "didn't care
.iucks for farming." as they used
> say. he did not Insist that he stick
> the farm. He helped his boy to
*t through Ohio State University,
here, in 1888. he was graduated
9 a mechanical engineer.
Long before h? went to the univerity
)*e had discovered what he
anted. His desire was to work with
lachinery. When he got old enough
-> know.more about such things be
xplained that he wanted to become
By sticking to what he wanted
.e succeeded so well that for eigheen
years he has held one of the
ighest positions possible, that of
| hlef engineer of the famous Westnghouse
Electric & Manufacturing
Benjamin Lamme is the man who
harnessed Niagara." He was quite
young man when he insisted that
e could do it. That was twentyix
years ago. In 1895. wlien he
tarted in. His success Is known
he world over, but few know who
he mao was that did It because he
s one of the most modest of men.
In his boyhood days on the farm
e never won any medals at weedng
onion patches or hoeing corn.
iut when any of the farm implements.
or machinery broke down the
nstsni demand was:
"Send Ben here. He can fix it!"
He always did manage to "fix it"
n soma way, and the neighboring
urmerrs many a time drove over
nd gbt the boy to help them repair
ome broken farm machinery.*
He honestly admitted that farm
v-ork "made him tired" but he would
vork all day and half ths night by
antem light to mend a broken
breaking machine or some other
arm machinery. He liked it, and
After he was graduated as a fulle?iged
i mechanical engineer there
nere a number of Jobs rady for
im with small concerns. But he
%ouldn'-t accept them
"I know Just what I want," he
~ vould. say. "I want to get in with
great big concern where I will
ave an opportunity to do big
He got his wish, for In 1889 he
:ot a Job in the testing room of ths
Vesrfpghouse Company. Practically
very successful man, it Is interestag
"note, started with a "Job"
nd a 'position." The difference
cenm^a be that a boy has t?jvork
n He may loaf *)Ittle on a
asltloij and wear g od clothes but
' he h4a to work he has' an oppor^mity
to show that he can make
Yotmi Lamme had not been la
he teuttng department six months
?efore he made one big leap, right
cross sfQreral important- departments
and into the designing de- I
In the testing department he j
indirt-oiany mechanical and elecical4to9ices.
Frequently he would
->se patience x with them because
hey Would not work well.
"What's the use to monkey with i
his?it isn't perfected." he exlairryri-one
"Will, young man." drawled his'
^?ss.*with a twinkle in his eye. "if
ou ihlnk you can better it. you
ust (go ahead."
HlAboss thought that would put
n e?d to hts complaints, but the
ouni m%n took his boss at his
ord^ and soon had a device perectej
that was so much better
han nhe original that the depart.entiheadg
"Y?? go Into the design departlenttand
get busy." they told him.
*n Jl900 he was made assistant
'ilef? engineer, and In 1903 chief
Hii progress was rapid there,
bou six years after he went to
ork' for the Westinghouse people
aid Cltlmmaklp. T?
at is the one thing that you h
^vjiat Is the most important thini
\vVit regular worthwhile thing i
>lTKi If you have built
o boat or ?hrd give dlnrn*lADi.
If you raise
Irhirkria, how manrf *a
J(-)oa have a vegeSnhir
fargof How mich 8,1
Wny do you asakef
ft 7MI are a publle p..
l^Mker, where did
kmm give your last sd dressf
If you are a p,
CTVjj^ makisf of
, Country Boy,
> Harnessed Niagara
Be Farmer; Boy
a different opinion, but he went a;
it. He and his staff designed sue!
mammoth generators, for thoa<
days, that many of the older experts
protested, and said It was i
loss of time and money to mak<
and Install them as they wouk
never work. "Too radical changei
from standard practice," was th(
way they put it.
they planned to use the great watei
power of Niagara Falls.
"Young Lam me Is the man to d<
this." they said.
Some of the older men were 01
"Are you sure about your generators,
Mr. La mm e 7" the Westinghouse
people asked him.
"Absolutely," was the reply.
"Very well, go ahead, regardlest
of cost." he was ordered. This wai
just what he wanted. He designed
had built and Installed that world
famous group of 5,000-horsepower
revolving field Niagara Falls generators
and they did the work. $Jo
only that, but today, twenty-sla
years later, the original machine!
are in service there with no essential
changes since he constructed
hi* ether work had been so tech
nlcal that onljr experts can appre
elate It. He developed alternating
current apparatus. Including the In
duction motor, polyphase genera
tors and singlephase railway appa
ratus such as is used on the rtec
trlcal section of Cne New Haver
road, the Philadelphia-Faoli lin<
and scores of other similar big jobs
He is chairman of the board of ed
itors of the Electric Journal, ar
author of standard technical books
and one of the most successful in
ventorg and electrical engineers ir
He I** a member of the Natlona
Naval Advisory Board as as bus^
as can bf.
He knew what he wanted wher
he wa* a boy. he used his braini
and made good when the opportunity
was offered and he will alwavi
be famous as "The Man Who Har
nessed Niagara." ?
ONE REEL YARNS.
A DARK SECRET.
Ben sneaked out of the backdoor
and cautiously crossed th<
back-yard, keeping close to the
wood-shed. He stopped at the corner
of the. shed and carefully peep
ed around It. No one was in sight
Slowly he tip-toed around the cor
ner and then made a quick das?
for a clump of bushes. No thief'i
actions ever looked more suspicious
His Mother Calls.
He stopped stock still behind i
tall bush, his head cocked on one
side like a Bantam rooster's. Whai
was that? He heard a door slair
and then "Ben, Ben." It was hii
"Ben. where are you going?" Sh<
had caught sight of him behind th<
Ben blushed rfed behind hli
"Er?nowheres," he grunted as
he dug his bare toes into th?
"Will you get me a bucket ol
water, Ben? Hurry, please, I'nr
waiting for It."
Ben returned for the bucket an<!
Rfs Starts Out Aaaln.
"Is there anything more I car
do?" he asked when he retrnec
with the water.
"No, thank you, dear. That's all,*
replied his mother.
A minute later Ben was agair
sneaking around the wood-shed.
Behind the bushes he fell flat or
his fat little stomach and not wit!
out a little difficulty squirmed his
ninety pounds under the fence. H?
was then out in his'dad's pasture
but instead of getting up, Ju
wriggled along on his stomach til!
he came to % beautiful clump ol
daisies, ere he stopped and lying
flat on the ground he carefull)
picked a big bouquet of the largest
and prettiest flowers. Then still
lying flat on tHe ground he crawled
back the way he had some and
through the Hedge into their neighbor's
Neighbor Gft? Flowers.
Old Mrs. Flory, their neighbor
was very ill, so Ben knocked softly
on the door.
It was opened Immediately by a
pretty young nurse.
"Oh how beautiful," she exclaimed.
"They're for Mrs. Flory," Ben stuttered.
thinking she thought they
"And who shall I tell her sent
them?" she inquired,
"Aw, don't tell no one, they're
nothing." Ben turned and fled.
"Just one more question.
Uncle." "Well. well, what is it?"
"If a bojr is a lad and has a stepfather.
is the lad a stepladder?"?
ie hmjn who do thing* worthwhile
ave done that you consider your
c you are doing now?
ire you going to start doing at
7 ....... State
Uk School .,...
By Young Athletes
' High school and young college
boys surprised the athletic
world t^ls year by three victories
over world champions In
various classes. These boys
have made names for themselves,
and they are now recognised as
coming champions o% the world.
The big-greet surprise of the
year was the victory of Vincent
Richards ove^ "Big Bill" 'Tilden.
. Richards, who is a Fordham
k student, has probably heM more
? titles at one time than any
other boy in the history of the
* sport. Coming to the finals of
: the Rhode Island State tingles
[ championship, he defeated Til?
; den 6?2, 1?6, 2??. 6?0.
The world swimming champion
could go some in the water
last summer. But Donald McClellan,
a 17-year-old Junior of
Northern High School, Detroit,
Mich., left Norman Ross, king
* of swimmers, behind in the
200-yard breast stroke race at
Put-In Bay, Ohio.
Bud Houser, of the Oxnard
High School, California, is another.
Houser sprang a surpr's*
at the National A. A. U. ga'mea
by defeating Paf McDonald,
* champion shot putter of the
i RADIO INSPECTOR
; TELLS GHOST TALE
r Civil War Hero's Life Described
By EDGAR EAGLESTOX.
| (F. A. Wireless Inspector.)
i It tP&s Labor Day, 1919. when I
. first met J. Curtiss who wasn't
? scared of ghost or anyone who
could move. I had been hunting all
I day and was very tired so Mr. Jack
r had his laugh on me, stating that
I was scared.
, As I said, it had been a very tryg
ing day, and very much worn out,
k I went to bed. Awake very early
j the next morning I again went hunting
but was not as lucky as the
previous day. In the evening about
7 o'clock. Jack pays me a second
visit, with a smile broader than
" the rainbow and still laughing at
the joke of the night before. He
just could not help repeating the
joke once more before we emerged
" from the store, and on our way to
see whether or not Jack was as
. brave as he said he was. I must
m tell you something about the house
" we were going to visit.
Lived I? Northeast.
Way back when Lincoln was Pres
ident at the beginning of the war
many young men of this city gave
their most precious possessions to
their country. One of these men
i was Milton Sherwood, who at that
s time resided on Third and D streets
i northeast. The night before Milton
went away he went to a party given
by comrades of his own company.
1 About 11 o'clock when the party
' broke up the young man walked to
t his sweetheart's home. He bade her
> good-bye and then departed for his
i own home. Milton was not used to
staying up late'and the walk made
him very tired, but being that his
? sweetheart had a home by the
Union Station he did not mind walk,
ing to her home. On his return he
noticed two suspicious characters
, with bags over their backs, slipping
, through the guard line and heading
straight for the cars on whioh he
^ was to leave on the morrow,
i So fearing some evil, Milton followed
the two suspicious characters
I to a point where he noticed they
slipped the bags from their shoulders
and pulling a black object,
placed It under the engine and
i struck a match to light the mystel
rlo?ts package, when Milton Jumped
and bearing them to the ground
called for aid. One of the guards
nearby came and laid hold on the
t two conspirators.
Next day. as was his orders, he
, bade goodbye to his mother apd
t father, and boarding the train was
, swiftly carried to the front. When
? the man returned he was given a
, medal for capturing tha two com.
| spirators. The radicals, both South,
j erners. were mad at Milton, str
, they found out where he lived, to
' further their plans.
J Milton's mother died during the
war and now he was an orphan.
The conspirators awaited Milton's
homecoming and when he did come
he was bound and gagged and
1 tortured, and then finally he was
brutally murdered. Ever after, people
say, his jrhost is In there mak?
Ing things fall besides anyone who
dares to enter. This was the house
' where we were to go.
Upon arriving we fitted the key
i In the door and opened it. Soon
as we were In. the door fell. Gee.
. but we were scared, and Jack
wanted to go. Leaving the doot
and starting through the next roOm,
, which was very dark, we saw a
big light like a form of a man
walking or gliding towards us. Our
knees shaking, our hearts in our
, mouths, we stood speechless for a
moment and then turned and fled
from the house.
About a block awav we decided
to go back and place the door on
the binges and lock it. Anyone
who would have seen us would
have thought we were two scared
creatures. Putting tip the door and
locking it, we turned and walked
away. About five steps we walked
and then hearing a gruff voice, we
ran. I looked for Jack but he was
a block ahead of me and running
like Man o* War
If Poor Kitty. ^ ^
el Little PAUL \ #|
K will. take tou home) j?-j 0
i an? mam a. nice i w j
1 pet o* you J
I i J
First American Boy Gives
By ROBERT 8. SIMPSON.
Whileyniva recent visit to Winchester
I nad an opportunity to go
through two of the most wonderful
cavern?, probably,, In the world.
Both of them, the Endless Caverns,
at New Market, and the one at Luray,
rivaled one another In their
grandeur and grotesqueness When
one tfies to compute the thousands,
and, t In many cases, millions, of
years In wAlch it has taken these
stalactites and stalacmltes to form,
the immensity ot^ It all is overwhelming.
And one la awed by the
ma^jjiAcent sights with which he Is
confronted at every turn and twist
of the passageway.
There Is an old story that the
grotto at New Market was discovered
by two boys and their dog, who
c&ased a rabbit up a slope, about
f.our miles from this town. The
rabbit disappeared under a mass of
large rocks, and the boys, on moving
a number of the rocks, came
upon the entrance to the marvelous
caves which have taken years to unfold
to the eyes of the people. It
was so novel, so unbelievable, that
I was unable'to grasp many of the
things, and so I can not remember
them now as I sit down to write
about this trip. However, I'll do my
best, and here goes:
Sees Queer Sights.
The Arst wonder, that I see as I
think, is a room set off a little, and
open on the side facing the stone
steps, with a soft. pi^ttyf blus celling.
The guide called it "Skyland."
"From there we passed Into the "Marine
Gallery." At one end is "Chattahoochee
Falls," near which can be
seen the scratches of a bear's paw,
whose skeleton was found nearby.
And we saw a so-called "Gypsy
Tent" made of a circle of stalactites
and stalacmites, which had met,
forming columns. We also saw two
owl8 sitting near a hole, a sleigh
and a perfect imitation of a bride
and groom before a minister?even
the bridal veil was visible. A large
mitten, suspended, and a bathtub
were pointed out to us. And farther
along a buffalo and other likenesses
of animals which composed
the menagerie. The Yosemlte Valley
Is represetned here, as well as
the Grand Canyon. The "Unnamed
Room" came next, ao called because
of the variety 6t the wonderful
draperies hanging from the celling. (
and other formations. The guide
then showed us a magnificent frothy
white slope, which he called "Snowdrift."
There were but few of these
pure white stalactites, and as if to
make up for the small number the
Creator has made them very beautiful.
The last two attractions, maybe
were saved for these positions because
of their astonishing exquisIteness.
The lighting system added
to their wondrous beauty. The
flrst was "plamond I^ake," and both
red and white lights were used
here. The red ones made It really
unthinkably pretty, unless you
have seen the sunset reflected *n
water, and can Imagine a great
strAch resembling the reflection.
But the latter kind, with the
sparkles on the lake, which, by the
way, was in a ledge set back In
the side of the cave flooded It with
a shower of natural and superb
beauty and brought out the delicacy
of the little white spheres protruding
through the .water The n*xt
and last was named "Fairyland."
which adjoined the lake and In a
like portion. As we stooped and
looked through fTie little columns
as one would gaze in a forest, we
drew deep breaths and spoke In
awed tones of Ks sublimity. These
two features Axed themselves so
deepfy on me. that I can still see
them In my dreams/ and I shall remember
'them as long as I remember
that T ever made the trip.
Enter* by Rugged Rond
The Luray Caverns are accessible
from that r>art of the country only
by n rough and rugged road over
the Massanutten Mountains: over
which Gen. Jackson marched to
Front Royal where he defeated
Banks' left flank. In this cave,
there are- said to be scenes which
rival the noted ones of Switzerland.
There are several huge '
gulches In there, some of which are,
so far as is known to explorers,
bottomless. The bottom of one not
so deep had been dug away In one
place, showlne a stream of water
which ran under the caverns at a
distance of 500 feet underground.
The deepest that we were under the
cround In these caverns was 260
feet, compared with 2*3 feet at the
Kndless Caverns. Going through the
I.,urav Caverns we saw striking representations
of a maimed hand,
with the thumb gnd Angers partly
cut off; a camel and elephant:
flshes. flowers and vegetables; a
castle on the Rhine. Vesuvius in
eruption, a natural bridge. Niagara
falls, a ghost, the pawn shop sign
of three balls, a monkey, an ansrel
wing and the most marvelous likeness
of a wet blanket hanging In
folds, and a breakfast shawl. In
the -latter, the stitches were plain
and as if made by human hands.
Then came a cluster of Angers, as
though sculptured, called "Christ
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New Methods Help
Boy Students Who
"Sure my school books are full of
mark*." says Johnny. "You ought
to see the pictures I draw all over
them." But thumb-nail sketches of
the curly-haired girl across the aisle
v?n't help Johnny to briog home
i Brood report card.
The habit of marking up your
books can be made to Help you
itudy, Instead of to keep you from
ft. Try making: notee along: the margin.
Mark passages you want to
have explained or want to find out
more about. Underscore the most
important sentence in each para>
graph. You will be surprised to
find how easy It is-to review lesions
when you have rone through
and underlined them. Light lines
should be made with a soft pencil,
10 they will be easy to erase if the
book is to be handed down to sister
"CraMMlsff" for Exams.
Another way to keep from wading
ill through a text book to "cram"
Tor an examination Is to outline each
lesson very briefly when you first
*o through it. You'll be glad you
lave these outlines when examination-time
A boy friend of the writer's has
worked out a system of outlining
lessons that seems satisfactory. Aa
lie finishes studying each lesson he
lakes a very thin piece of paper,
sut the exact size of a page In his
>ook. and on it writes a short summary
of the lesson, mentioning all
the Important points. He places the
lummary between the pages at the
snd of each lesson^ Just before *an
ixamination he gathers them all together,
reads them over carefully?
ind is it any wonder he never worses
about not "passing"?
Note-taking im class Is often a
source of trouble. At least it was
to the writer until some one told
film to make a code of abbreviations
for common words. For instance.
"imp." was used for "important."
The writer made out a
list of these and used them regularly.
If you use this system be
careful to make your notes complete
enough to convey the full
Here are some helps that one
5irl uses in studying history.
1. Find a comfortable place in
ivhich to work, away from noise.
2. Read the lesson over the first
time, making notes for a summary.
3. Read it again and afte* each
li vision atop and try to reclt? aloud
what has been read.
4. Imagine you are teacher and
ask yourself questions. Those you
:an't answer look up later.
5. White out a summary.
Not a bad system. Maybe you
ran scheme up a beter one than this
Anyway, it's worth trying?Isn't It?
Cats and Rats.
"Oh, Jimmy," called Helen. "Here
It tells how to play a new game in
this "book. It sounds like fun. too.
Let's go out and get the kid's to
play It." ^
"Whafs It like?" asked Jimmy,
Interested at once.
"Well, It's called "Cats andRats',"
explained Helen. "It says to choose
partners. Then the partners stand
In line, side by side, but facing In
opposite directions. All facing one
way are cats, those facing the other
way are rats. The leader counts
ten, and both lines march forward.
At the word 'ten' the tats start to
run, and the cats turn around and
run after their partners. When a
rat is caught they both take their
places In the line. As soon as all
are caught the r?t^ become cats
for the next game."
"Say. that'll be fun. Come on.
let's go get the bunch and play
It." called Jimmy, already at the
Customer: "Pan I see your city
directory?" Drug Clark (peevishly):
"It's In back, and I'm too
busy now to get It." "Oh. all
right. I wanted to ttqy two
boxes of cigars here to send to
a friend, but I'd forgotten his address.
Every Washington bay has a
ehanre to get la and help ran the
greateat ronaty fair ever held. It
will be about the very best entertainment
aad show the Washlagtan
people ever attended. Boys
will run everything.
" Be a riinaer!
blessing the little children." and
leparate figures of the "Madonna"
ind Peter and the bust of Robert E
Lee. There was a collection of
italactites called the "organ," on
which a boy played a tune and
:himes on a separate one higher
jp. But as in the.caverns that I
'i si ted first, there was one thing
hat especially impressed Itself
>pon me. This time it was the
'Lost City." Bordering on a clear
>ool were a number of stalactites,
vhose reflections resembled the
iplres of a city.
In leaving these caverfts, and so
tndlng my trip tp- both of them,
ny only wish was that I conld ap>reclate
them even more than 1
lid. An<r In ending this article. I
[now that I have used adjectives
>ver and over, but I want the readirs
to know that I have jot mlsised
any of them, as those who
lave visited those caves can tesIfy.
- - Paul Fine
ou in the "a p0p c?wio you
mi i ask Step akovno to
L keep^o? "fwe gavncc AM*
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Judge &rotPn StoryVfalk,
&y Judye IPtili9 ?}ron?n
Every boy started out on a lone journey into the strange land of
The only knowledge he possessed of the way and the people be
would meet, was the information he received from hia parentMnd men
and women who sought to advise him of all the dangers along the way.
In this '?*"* of Future, he was told, the most wonderful place was
the Palac of Success.
Every traveler was invited to live in this palace, but there were no
directions, no guide posts, and no description of the place.
Each one was compelled to aeek.it out, and the only assistance
they received was the help, information and experience they gleaned
along the way.
There were some who endeavored to minutely describe the way to
reach the Palace of Success, and some who even gave a description of
the interior of this wonderful place, but when Every boy asked them if
they had reached it none of these had done so.
Even those who had reached the place gave different descriptions
and information and no two were the same, so the more Every boy
was told of the Palace of Success and the road to the land of Future
the more confused he became.
As Everyboy journeyed on, the way was so new and strange, and
the excitement of new discoveries so alluring that he never thought of
the warnings he had received of the dangers and of the evil folk he
would meet. '
The road led Everyboy to the foot of a great and roclcy hill.
A host of people were resting on the green sward at the base of
An army of people were leaving the main road which led straight
up and were endeavoring to find an easier way around the hill.
Everyboy was invited to stop and an individual whom they called
by the name of Put-it-off, proffered Everyboy a drink from a well
which was called the well of Rest-a-while.
"You feel so comfortable after you drink of this well water," said
Everyboy was about to drink, when on looking up he saw, bursting
from the, rocks which crossed the way on the hill of Work, a clear
stream of sparkling water. The sound of the water dashing over the
rocks was music to Everyboy.
"The water up there looks better than this well water," said
Everyboy. "I'll get a drink when I reach that place."
"Th: water may be cooler, but you have to climb the hill of Work
to reach it. It is called the Spring of Energy," remarked another one
whom they called Some?ther-time.
"I nearly reached it twice, and am going to start out again to- 1
morrow," continued Some-other-time. "You better wait for me, and
if we get weary we can help each other."
Everyboy concluded that he would continue on. He climbed over
the rocks, and for the first time was reminded of what others had told
him of the hardships of the way of the land of Future.
When he came to a huge boulder which was placed directly in the
pathway just below the spring, he paused and looked around t? discover,
is possible, the enemy who had placed this rock in the road.
This checked him on his way, and he even forgot the sparkling
spring ahead as he devoted all of his thought and time in his endeavor
to find out the ones of whom others had told him who would endeavor
to hinder his progress.
Passing over the great rock which was called the Rock of Disap:
pointment, there was a deep ravine with a still steeper road up the
hill before he could reach the Spring of "Energy.
From below where Put-it-off and Some-other-time talked to Everyboy,
he could not see the ravine beyond the rock.
Everyboy was glad that no one described this ravine to him. He
thought it might have hindered him on his way, and that if he had
known of it he might have stopped at the well of Rest-a-wile waiting
for Some-other-time to go with him. *
The sign-post informed Everyboy that this was the Ravine of
Remembering some things his mother and father had told him
about Fear, he sought for some of the inhabitants of the ravine.
But Everyboy did not find the Fear people, though he spent a
whole day looking, and when he finally made his way back to the
Rock of Disappointment to begin his journey down and then up the
far side of the ravine he felt that it would have been far better if no
one had told him of the Fear people who dwelt somewhere in the
Ravine of Fear. .
Everyboy reached the upper side of the ravine and was exhausted, j
but he soon refreshed himself with deep drinks from the Spring of
Energy which gave him more strength than he had before he began
his climb. '
Everyboy fairly sprang on up above the Spring.
He could see the top of the hill, and he was anxious to discover
what lay beyond.
Everyboy stood on the top of the Hill of Work.
Searching ahead and away were the wonderful lands of Achievement
and Accomplishment. There- were the streams df Purpose and
the Lake of Hope. Orchards of frUKwere about him. The Apple of
Content and the Peach of Happiness filled him.
The luckstone of Youth which his parents and the men and
women had forgotten he held close to him, and with Youth he forgot
all about the dangers of which he was told.
Everyboy remembered the time he lost in looking for enemies
whj placed the Rock of Disappointment before the way and of his
search for the people in the Ravine of Fear, and concluded that these
people were not making the way hard for him.
Everyboy knew that after a time he would reach tbe Palace of
Success, for already he could dimly see in the Land of Achievement
the outlines of some great place.
He thought of the people who were trying to make their way
abound the Hill of Work.
He felt sorry for them, for they could never drink of the waters
of the Spring of Energy nor stand on the top of the Hill and see the
wonderful land ahead.
He did see some folks, very small, Uke caravans of ants, creeping
along a deep valley. They saw nothing but the plain road of the valley
ahead and the sides of rock and the sky above.
Because there were no visible rocks in the way, these folks were
forever expecting some danger, for they knew that some time in the
road to the oand if Future there would be obstructions, and they
spent a great rart of their time in seeking these imagmaiy folks who
would check their easy way, and in angry tones complaining of the
Thus Everyboy, from the top of the Hill of Work which he
reached by his first climb on the road to the Land of Future, booking
below in the Valley of Ease, saw these foolish folks.
And Everyboy, having satisfied himself with the fruits of Content
and Happiness and enjoying the companionship of others whom he
discovered on the Hill of Work road, sailed over the Lake of Hope
and landed on the borders of the Land of Achievement, and so great
was his joy that he never once thought of what the Palace of Success
might be like; he knew he would reach it.
First Lesson. , Perishable Currency.
A little Scotch laddie, wee Wll- Capitalists In Hungary are usiie
Macgregor. returned home
after his first day at school. refrigerator. "safes. beWhen
his father came back cau?e the money of the goulash
from work that evening he asked country is so badly printed that
the young scholar what he had heat c^ses the ink to run and
learned. ^ - renders the currency illegible.
"I learned to say. Yes. ma am,
and No. sir.* to me mlther and Must be amusing to hear on bankfevther."
replied the boy. er holler to another: "Hey, Llliom,
"Did you indeed*" said the fa- didja put the flfty-gronen bill I
ther. lent you on the ice? I don't want
"Aye!" responded Willie. my dough to melt."?New Yark
?Pearson's Weekly (London). Morning Telegraph.
Is a Cat v - l By HAR^
Is HtP\ ^ &
SAVES DAD'S UFE
IN GUN ACCIDENT .
Stops Flow of Blood and
Rows Father to
PHILADELPHIA. Sett. ?<?-Herman
Win field Boehrlnger. Jr., fu- .
teen-year-old Boy Scout, of lill '
South Twenty-second street, tojsy
told h^w bis knowledge of first-eld
sided him In saving his father from
bleeding to death In a running accident
Tuesday afternoon alone the
Delaware River'near Krai n gt on
After stopping the flow of blood
by s handkerchief, used aa a tourniquet.
the boy, who Is frail for his
a?e. rowed his father aeveral hundred
yards against the wind end
then drove an automobile to the
Samaritan Hospital In record time,
althongh he had never driven an
"My father. l>r. li'irbHnirrr Harrv
Rooa. of 1(00 South Second street,
and I had gone gunning for reed
birds near Easington." Herman said
"I had an old gun and my father
had a new one be had lust bought.
"I wanted to try It and we
changed guns I shot s bird and
bad rowed out Into the river to get
't when I heard another shot I
looked sround and ssw thst the ^
gun my father was using had exploded.
Blood was spurting from
ugly wounds on his left hand and I
"I rowed aahore and uaed a handkerchief
to stop the blood. Fsther
was weak from loas of blood Mr.
Rooa and I helped him Into the
boat. While Mr. Rooa supported
? T . r?*ed to the spot where we
had left our automobile.
"There was a stilf wind, but I
rowed like mad. Wehn we reached
the automobile Mr Rooa helped my
father into tt I don} know how
I ever made It go. because I neier
drove It before, but I somehow got
father to the hospit&l "
Physicians at the hospital saio
the boys presence of mind and the
hlU.'Cfl?fcUn t?,.ihe h("P'ta! had saved
his fathers life. Amputation of the
hand may be neceaaary. The In?h>'*,cl*n
'* * member of tn?
staff of the hospital.
The boy is a member of Troop loc
SS* and a pup" u th* CenHigh
School. He recently ret
hamlny ??? ? ?
Visitor: I would like to get
you to teach me to aail a boat
Boatman: Sail a boat! Whv
it s easy as Jest ?rras;.
the main sheet with one hand
an the tiller with the other, an
If a squall strikes, ease up or
rinK 'er to. an* loose the halyard?i.
but look out fer the gaff
an boom, or the hull (Mng'H be (
In the water, an' yell be upset
but If the wind la steady y'r all
right, onless yT too slow in lulfln.'
'cause then ye'll be upset "
ure. Jump right In an' try itbut.
remember, whatever ye do
don't gibe:?Pearson's Weekly
Visitor: I would like to get
you to teach me how to sail a
Boatman: Sail a boat! Why
It's easy as gwimmln'. Jest grasp
?fce main sheet with one hand
an the tiller with the other, an
a squall strikes, ease up or
bring "er to. an' loose the halyarda,
but Icok out fer the gaff
an' boom, or the hull thlng'U be
in the water an' ye?H be upset;
but If the wind is steady y'r all
r'*ht, onless y'r too slow In
luffln', 'cause then ye'll be upset
sure. Jump right In an' try It;
but remember, whatever ye d-<.
. don't gibe!?Pearson's Weeklv
PERISHABLE Ct KRE*( T,
Capitalists In Hungary arc using
refrigerators as safe*, because
the money of the goulash
country is so badly printed that
heat causes the Ink to run and
renders the currency Illegible
Must be amusing to hear one
banker holler to another; "H<>y
l.iliom. did fa put the flftv.
kronen bill I lent you on ttir '
ice? I don't want my dnuKh
to melt."?New York Morning
Miss Alice Mescall. of the plax grounds
department Indiana] oils.
Ind.. inspected wnshingt n
playgrounds wlth M1?* Katherins
Kail, local director of girls' actirltiea
yesterday Miss Margaret Hight
is new in* charge of the day nurs
eT established in Georgetown t?>
the Misses Enpis and Peyton
who are on their vacation. Mrs*
Fusie Root Rhodes, municipal director
of playgrounds, announced
A **??f?lve Bird.
Bird "Dealer (to customer who
has bought a parrot on credit)?
Here's your bill. Are you going
t<* pay for It or not?
Customer?Tve had the parrot
one whole month and he's never
said a word.
Bird Dealer?Well, you sef.
this polly is so sensitive It never
speakg until It has seen the receipted
bill showing It has been
paid for.?Washington Star.