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A foolish consistency is the hobfioblin of small minds, adored by little men
This Day in History.
THIS is the anniversary ow the batUc-of Alma, in the
Crimea, in 1854, when the British and French defeated
Ferw as Preservatives.
THE leaves of Ihe common fern plant form an excellent
preservative for packing food, fruit, and even meat.
On the Isle of Man fresh herrings arc packed in ferns.
Potatoes packed in fern leaves are as fresh In the Spring
time as when they were dug.
the Russian forces under Prince Melchnikou"f driving
them back upon Sebastopol with a loss of 17 per cent of
their forces. The Bntuh waded across the rllver Alma
in the face of a storm of bullets.
1 - -
IfThe Wolves of New York
II, A STORY OF LOVE AND MYSTERY
ilZorska the Minister the Horror of
ij Adderley, Escapes and Runs Amuck
i j Roaring Like a Beast.
I m.-.de up my mind that I would
J em him when he naa nnisnea ins
Ij work. I wilted patiently Tor nearly
J (hilt an hour, while he repla-d the
j J heavy stones and restored the floor
to its original appearance.
it "Then Just as I was about to
j ! apeak there came a strange sound
jl from the passage, a kind of angry
' roar, like that of some animal with
yapping bark at the end of It.
I. Dletz dropped his spade nd sprang
S erect In obvious terror.
J J. - Gott In hlmmel!" he cried aloud.
II "Zorska the Minster the Hor
liror of Adderley! It was the sound
Si of his voice which re-echoed from
JJtho depths of the passage, the
li round of his heavy footstep which
t taused Frledrich Oictz to start up
it With, a cry e faeT tfd terror.
! "By moi sjytefcb the wretched
llejreatcr. sd tScaped I never
jjknew Jtfjr. Probably on their ar
i! rival a the Grange Valenskl and
J'Grlmstead called to Tweedledum
1 1 and Zorska had been left
without guard. Perhaps he was
I raging under the suspicion that his
M beloved treasure had been tamper
! d with, and as soon as he obtained
Si his liberty he hurried off to assure
j j himself of Its safety. Coming down
Si the passage he caught sight of
'Dietz'a lamp; hence the sudden
JJ angry roar which terrified the
I, "Diets seized his spade as the
onIy weapon of defense within his
reach. He glanced helplessly about
thlm, but the door of the vault was
closely shut. and there was no
j I other apparent means of escape.
J From the way by which he had
I come the horror was approaching.
land Diets seemed -ery well aware
jof the abnormal strength and Ic
Sroclty of the monster.
il ."Thank God, I was! there to give
assistance! Had It not been for
that fortuitous circumstance no
power on earth could have saved
I the gypsy from destruction.
j "I did not hesitate every mo
iment.was precious. I stretched out
J my hands and cried, 'Dletz, Dletz,
iukc xny nana &uu fitiuuuic uk
i "He seemed almost as .terrified at '
! the sound of my xoJce aihe jsas at
I i that of" the sTpproachlngtmonster.
i " 'Quick," I repeated, -mere is noi.
a moment to be lost. I am a friend.'
i There was. Indeed, no time to b
lost. Another roar resounded
J through the cellar. In a few sec-
i onds .Zorska would? be upon him.
I "Dletz hesitated no longer. He
it reached 11 n and irrlDDed the hand I
extended to him. Luckily the brick
1 1 work of the cellar was broken and
and agile man. I drew
K.xlr Intn ttiM TCCe. ft he POt hi
knees upon Arm support, thus mak
ing room for him. and a moment
later he wan In safety.
" MeIn Gott! Meln Gottf he kept
repeating over and over again.
"It was but Just in time. From
the. far end of the cellar a great,
gaunt shape appeared, arms swing
ing, body swaying, head thrown
it back as those horrible roars, half
human and half bestial, burst In
il quick succession from his lips.
j "This was the first time that I
had actually seen Zorska, and I can
fully understand the terror that
Miss Vassell must have undergone
when she was pursued by him
'! "The lamp stood on the floor
j J where Dletz had left IL By Its side
I were bis hat and coat. There were
'signs that some one had been at
the treasure, but otherwise the
cellar appeared empty. Dletz and I
I shrank back into the narrow tunnel
J, by which I had come: we were
i wedged closely together, but there
'Mas Just room for the pair of us
i.I could Jel that he was shaking
I '"Stein Gott:' he kept muttering.
J J The devil has been loosened upon
nut The dell and the son of a
J' deII woman"
St "I hardly noticed his word at the
Jftlmr. bul I retailed them afterward
IS "The sight was. Indeed, enough to
fill th Etoutest of hearts with fear
norsks raea lunousiy arouna
H cellar, leaping from side to side.
It hurling himself against the door of
J the ault. rtrlklng the walls with
IS his flsts In blind. Impotent rage So
Man Infuriated tiger might have
thrown himself againt the bars of
his cage howling frantically "the
J while. The creature seemed to me
ii In the dim light to be of huge rro-
il "Don't.- lnte
errupted 'Lilian, "you
:! peed not dccnb him. 1 Know
M h'm too well" 5he was listening
' now with latense interest, her own
,1 trouble momentarily forcotten In
the excitement of the detective'"
j J narrative
"After a while." continued Swan
"Zortka seized the coat that lav
i upon the floor and tore it inlii
J! shreds. Then he sank on his knees
II beside the coffers that contained
'the treasure, muttering, growl'nir
Sl and yapping to himself He buried
JJ those talons of his in the gold, and
il I could hear the click of the coin
ij as be lifted them to his lips, and
j then allowed them to fall bark
il again He dragged himself from
JJ one chest to another, crjlng out
Jl gleefully and his voice now
sounded human as he found each
j I one secure in one of these hasty
movements he kicked oxr the
i lamp, and the cellar was immedi
jj ately plunged In darkness,
II "Dletz and I had not been a hi
to speak during this scene, and he
had not yet recognized me: nor
did he know that there was a
means of egress from the spot'
where we were, huddled together
!He kept muttering to himself, now
Invoking the Dlety, now cursing
I the folly of those who had let the
devil loose upon him
I "'Oh, for a pistol I heanl him
'mutter. I would shoot heter
wlhe consequences- and there would
Tj'e an end of It
"I took his hand nn -1 !
further up the tunnel. The curse
was now so occupied with his gold
that he was not likely to hear any
sound we might make.
"The man still seemed timid of
me. "Who are youT he whispered,
'and how came ou here? You
have saved my life from that mon
ster.' " Tou saved my life once.' I whis
pered back. 'Do you not know me.
Frledrich Dietz? Remember the
castle of the. Valertsks.f your farl
over the cliff, the waterfall "
"He knew me then. The poise
man!' he muttered. The spy! And
to think that we should meet like
, "'Huihr I returned. 'Don't let
us speak now. There Is a way out
of tills hole back into the house.
We must crawl out ono by one. I
will show a light when we have
got a little further.'
"I was .about to put This plan
Into execution, when a sudden light
flashed Into the cellar below us, and
I heard the cries of men. A mo
ment Valenskl and Grimstead rush
ed in, followed by two men armed
with long whips. One of these I
recognized as the fellow who has
been nicknamed Tweedledum. I put
my hand over Dictz's mouth.
"'Keep silent.' I whispered. 'Xot
a word for your life." He nodded,
and I knew he would obey me.
'The men had evidently come to
Dletz's assistance, though It Is prob
able that they expected to And a
corpse. Zorska was still grovel
ling on the ground over his treas
ure, but he started to his feet as
the light (lashed upon him. He
shrank down again when he recog
nized Valenskl. and set up Afmelan
choly.howl. "The next moment the whips
were being piled, and the wretched
creature leaped and writhed In
agony, but , attempted no resist
ance. Valenskl was foaming with
"Til teach you I'll teach you,'
he cried. Tou brute, whom I'd
have killed long ago If I had my
own way. Don't spare him, men
To be Continued Tomorrow)
Copyrighted, W. P.. Hearst.
ADVICE TO THE
By BEATRICE FAIRFAX.
Again the False Friend.
DEAR MISS FAIRFAX
I am twenty-flve, quiet, and
dress plainly, but as I make all
my own clothes. I am considered
well dressed. When I was seven
teen, I met a young man. and we
were much In loc and became
engaged, but a Jealous friend
broke it up. It nearly drove me
uot of my mind, as there hat
been no one else I cared for all
these ears. He never has given
up the friendship, and docs not
seem to want to gitc It up. I
hae been out with him several
times, but we have ncer become
engaged again. Now he Is In the
service and writes to me. not love
letters but friendly one, and I
send him boxes' of good things
as though I were hli mother.
What do ypu think he Intends to
do? Does he care, or does he
Just want the friendship? I can
not love an one else
Under the circumstances, would
It not be all right for you to show
him pretty plainly that you still
care deeply? He may be going to
France at any time, and I should
make an effort to have the situation
cleared up before he sailed
Too Much for Granted.
DKAR MISS r.wni'AX.
few months ago I met a
oung ladv between whoe pa
rents and mine there ctIMs a ejn.e
friendship After two or three
meetings she wrote me he hHd
fallen in loe with me In a rash
moment I answered her letter In
tb same cin. We have met sev
eral tlinc! Mnce. and our parent
take us for lovers. Rut I find I
do not love her. She bai only
Jnj-t pasned her sixteenth birth
liny ard I am onlv eighteen I
told her a breach of friendship
hetween our parent might occur
1 do not know how to proceed
I believe the bet thing on can
do under the clrciimMances, If to
take our mother or father, which
ever Is more sMnpalhetic. Into onr
confidence I agree with ou that
sixteen and eighteen Is entirelc too
young to have an understanding
of the kind jou mention
In the meantime. taotfuMv kk
possible. I ..liotild IntintHte to the
ounc ladr that oii are hnrdlv In
a position to maintain a wife T.nl
I cannot beliee that our parents
are taking this matier seriously.
Don't Be Too Anxious.
DKAR MISS FAIRFAX:
1 am eighteen and IMnc with
mv mother I know a oung man
divorced from his wife, and a good
del of the time he i out of the
city, but on hH return he calls to
see me. He hns ncer told me
that he care for me. but aks m
not to go out with any oung man.
Is It proper for me to phone him.
as I hae no phone and have to
go out to call him up? Iioc it
look as If I am running after him'
M slsterlnlnw sas It doeji, for
If he wished lie could come or
send me a telegram H M S
I agree with otir siiter In law
thai xou Mem a trifle anxious In re
card to Hie attention of the rii
wiic-d linn It would be better to
' hl-n tike the Initiative In the
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the Efficiency of
the scene below
they are .
' to be used as
SrltUa OSlcUI ntafngiM.
The beaver will grind up almost
any kind of wood that cornea his
way. A white btrch tree twenty
two lnchea through has been cut
down by a beaver. A single brav
er generally. If not always, am
putates the tree, and when It comes
down the whole family fall to and
have a frolic with the bark and
branches. A big beaver will bring
down a falr-siied sapling say
three Inches through In about two
minutes, and a large tree In about
As compared with the otter or
mink, the beaver Is a very alow
swimmer. His front legs hang by
hiH sides, and he uses only his
webbed hind feet for the purposes
of swimming. It Is easy to cap
ture one In a canoe If you can find
him in shallow-water He Is a most
determined fighter, but clumsy and
easy to handle. If he could get hold
of you with his teeth he would al
most take a leg off. so you need
to watch him sharply The way to
belze him Is by the tall.
The ability of a beaver to remain
under water for a long time is
really not so strange a problem
as it looks. When a lake or pond I
frozen over a beater will come to
the under surface of the Ico and
expel hn breath. 1.0 that It will
form a wide, flat bubble The air.
coming In contact with the lee and
water. Is purified, and the beaver
breathes It again. Thin operation
lie can repeat several times. The ot
ter and muskrat do the same thing.
As a means of recreation and ex
ercise during winter months, a
Ejmnasiutn was started In connec
tion with a local cricket club, an
Instructor In Jiu-jitsu being en
gased. One evening a member
turned up with a bandaged head,
and. in answer to Inquiries, stated
that he had been injured by a outh
In his teens. The, leader of Jlu
Jltsu expressed surprise. "Do von
mean to say that you allowed a
mere bov to treat you like thatT
he asked. "Well. I couldn't help
mself." said th Injured one.
'Vouldn't help jourself" the In
structor echoed. "All In my eye.
Win ou know enough of Jiu-Jl!su
to taekle any ordinary man" "But"
explained the man. "the boy was In
a third-floor window, and be
dropped a bottle on my head!"
. A SERIAL OF EAST AND WEST .
Threatens Revenge if Not
Paid in Full.
By Virginia Terhune Van
(CopyrlghVlOlS. Star Company.)
RS. CHAPIN wu movlrur
nervously about the dining
room when Butler and
"I declare," she complained, "it's
too bad the way Pa seta upset
about things! I heard him Just
now out by the woodshed giving
that Pole a great talking to. I
don't know what the matter wa,
but Talak does seem to cross him
"Tour husband is going to dis
charge him soon, I think," Butler
"Well, I hope he Is!" Mra. Chapin
said. "I never did like that poor
crazy thing anyway although I
must say I'm kinder sorry for him.
He's not responsible."
Elizabeth spoke soothingly. "Well,
never mind, dear lira. ChapUi'
Come and sit down at the table and
begin your supper."
"Yes," the matron agreed, "there's
no use waiting for Pa. Hell come
when he's ready, and not till then.
Oh," with a sigh, as the trio took
their seats, "I get sort of tired of
this kind of life. There's work
and fuss all summer, and then quiet
and nothing to see all winter."
"Tou would like the city betterl"
Mrs. Chapin glanced at the door
to be sure her husband was not
"I wouldn't want Pa to hear me
say It, dearie, but I really would
like to live in the-city, near Clif
ford. I miss him more and more
all the Ume."
"Of course you do," Elizabeth
sympathized. "WelL perhaps soma
time you will go out to Chicago to
keep bouse for him."
The mother shook her head. "No,
Pa won't hear of it. I didn't used
to mind so much, when Pa was
younger and liked to go about
more. But he's changed very much
In the last year thla summer in
particular. I'm sure he's not well,
for he never used to be so testy aa
he is now."
A step on the porch silenced her.
A moment later Amos entered. His
Puss in Boots
By David Cory.
Y3U remember where our little
Puss Junior was in the last
story, I hope. But if you
don't 1 will tell you right
away. He was In the Fairy Queen's
Palace and she had Just said to him
that if he would taste her Magic
Checkerberry Wirie, he would be
come as small as a fairy.
"And then you can enjoy yourself
In Fairy Land," she added, "for now
you are so large and clumsy that
we are afraid of you." Then she
handed him a tiny goblet of wine
and as soon as he tasted it, he grew
smaller and smaller until. Anally,
he was the tiniest cat In the world,
I Imagine. Why. I verily believe
he was no larger than a beetle. But
he still had on his red top boots.
And Just then, the sweet, low
chime of bells, and a delicious per
fume were brought to them by a
breath of wind.
"The Lily Fairy is ringing the
bells," said the Queen. "She rings
them every evening." And then
she told Puss to follow her to the
glade where the fairies dance at
night. By the light of the slowly
rising moon Puss saw the fairies
collecting from all quarters', and
Joining them. From the low. damp
meadow lands a troop pf slender,
blue eyed fairies started up. and by
the time Puss and the Queen reach
ed the glade all her little subjects
were there. And then, all of a sud
den, the Man In the Moon leaned
out of his great sliver circle and
"Listen, you fairies, one and all.
Listen and keep very still.
A pretty new baby has Just been
In the little white house on the
And then all the tiny stars tin
kled like silver bells, and the softJ
night winds rustled the leaves of
And the next minute the Fairy
Queen and her fairies flew away to
the little white house on the hill,
taking Puss with them, for he had
now a pair of wings Just like a
butterfly. And as soon as they
readhed the little white house they
flew in through a window and sat
dow"n on the edge of the crib where
the little baby- lay sound asleep.
1'or the fairies, you know, always
do something for a new baby.
"I will give him blue eyes." said
the Bluebell Falrv.
"I will give him yellow hair,"
said the Buttercup Fairy.
"I w III give him thrift and pru
dence." said Old Mother Fairy Fern.
"We Ferns have no blossoms to
speak of. but we are a well-to-do
fantily, and can get our living on
any boll where It pleases heaven to
put us; and so thrift shall be my
gift for this little man. Thrift win
surely lead to riches and honor."
"And I will give him the spirit of
truth." said the Fairy Queen, and
she bent over the crib and kissed
Ihe sleeping baby so softly on the
lips that he never stirred, only
smiled In his dreams. And then all
the fairies flew away, and so did
little Pus Junior. And In the next
story ou shall hear what Puss did
To Be Continued.
Copyright 181s, David Cory.
by His Employer,
face wore an annoyed look and h
"So vou have commenced Wlthd
me, have youT It Just as'welL Mr
I was kept late, having anoUr
.set-to, with -Talak. There was jo
need of everybody getting s c(J(d 1
supper on that account. A
"I hope your supper's not. cojf.
Fa," bis wife ventured conclllal
ingly - 'j
The farmer made an effort (
speak more pleasantly, glancing-.'
Elizabeth aa If to learn what br
mood was. I
"That's all right. Martha, I cuejs
the supper's good enough anyway.
I suppose, Lizzie, you'll be glad Ho
know that Pve given Talak nottie
that he can go When his month's
up." , il
The girl replied Indifferently. Tit
doesn't affect me one war or ale
other except that he has fright
ened me when he was drunk. Btft
I am on my guard now, and I do net
walk on the roads about na
-Well, if he's all that
you. you can go alone
neart's content soon." Amos It-
marked. "Talak's month's upU
week from today, but he swears
he's going away tomorrows jl
make him understand if he do4s
that hell not get a cent of lis
Butler looked up. surprised. "Bhit
you can't avoid paying him up jjo
the time be leaves. Mr. Chapin."
"Legally, perhaps I can t.
farmer admitted with a sly gr
"But the poor fool doesn't kn
that. There ought to be some U
to protect employers. If a
leaves before his month's up
ought to iqse money by it,"
"Suppose we turn it the other
way around." Butler argued. "Id
man discharges an employe, shotjld
the employe demand his wages jto
we ena ox ais monuii 4
"Of course not." Amos growld
"Tou know as well as I do that we
can't trust such matters in
hands of ignorant hirelings. The
Impose upon us if we did."
A Pear Rale.
"It's a poor rule that doesnt-wd
both ways." Butler observed.
applies in one- case, certainly ho
apply In the other to my"wyj
The farmer frowned. "Wi.
yonrself were In favor or my uT
charging Talak a wnlle DacK.-
accused. "Tet now you are st
Ing up for him."
"Not' only was I in favor of yd
rtlirhanrlnc Talak." Butler adnt
ted. "but I disapproved entirelyjjif
his ever being en the farm In fae
first place. Still, now that he Its
worked here, and Is 'going awajitt
do not hesitate to say that
should be paid up to the time
"Oh. well," Amos pretended
he had not been in earnest)
threatening to withhold, the Po
wages, "of course rll-pay
what's coming to him. Ill do
right thing by him, since I've
up with him so long. The o
reason I kept him was that I cog
get more work out of hlra for leis
money than I could out or any 01a-
"I am sure that Is true." Bs
ler remarked dryly.
The conversation changed to mote
agreeable topics and Butler fef
rot lit until later In the evening.
when, hearing loud voices down it
tne Darn, ne strouea in iaai oira
"Go tomorrow, then. If you was
to!" Chapin was saying angrily. js
Butler drew near. "But you'll rift
get a cent from me if you do un
From the Pole's voice ButUr
fancied he had been drinking.
"Well, if I don't get my money I7I
get you!" he shouted, walking to
ward the barnyard gate
To which threat the farmer re
sponded by a coarse laugh and ffn
Butler returned to the houle
without making his presence known
to either of the actors In the lltt
drama. Much as he disapproved 'of
Chapln's policy, he was aware that
In his own heart he was glad the
x'Oie was leaving. ,
T Be Continued.
Deserved His Leave.
. Able Seaman Murphy was the Is
ventor of the most Ingenious -cuses
In order to obtain leave.
"What on earth do you requlfe
leave for thl time. MurphyT" ask
ed the captain, a our hero made
his oft-repeated request "It Urj't
your great-aunt's wedding today.
Is ItT" ,
"Faith, no, sorr." replied Pat.
with a grin. "It's no so bad as that
It's bedad. Ol hardly lolke to tell
"Oh. come now. Murphy." sad
the captain, grimly. "Til try o
stand the shock." I
"Well. sorr. It's like this tntolrk
ly 01 had the misfortune to have
a" brother born blind, sorr. neav.en
be praled. he'i got his solght sa
wants to see me. sorr.'
"Leave granted!" snapped tie
captain, as he burst Into uncon
Silk and Pearl Music j
The mollusc pinna, poetically
known as the "silkworm of the
sea." not only spins a very beauti
ful silk, which Is utilized to some
extent commercially, but products
a surprising abundance of Jet-black
pearls. A scientist, making a stu4y
of this, collected large numbers of
specimens, and obtained an aver.
age of one peart from every five bf
the molluscs. As many a ten wfe
found in a single shell. The pearl
of the pinna are usuallv spherical
and highly polished, and are alreadv
med to a conrlderahle eterit ja
countries bordering on th Mediter
ranean for the adornment .
brooches and other articles f