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S MARINA'S RESCUE
.JSaBy MARTHA McC. WILLIAMS.
Dusk fell before sunset because
the thickening mists. May though
?was, there was more than a win
tang to the penetrating damp.
: Therefore Marina was out gatheri
?bark and chips. The winter woodp
,wns exhausted, but Granny's feeblem
?demanded a fire. So the girl went <
o? bounds, into the woods beyond t
Tagged pasture. Men had worked tht
jin winter cutting timber; she km
they must have left behind what wot
be treasure trove to her. In the du
.?she could not instantly mark the sp
therefore she went zigzag, feeling wi
ta li;tie. badly shod foot for what s
sought. Presently she found it and 1
!gan eagerly to gather arms and aprc
ful of it, but stopped with a little sti
tied cry as she ran plump against
A man indeed! He was clearly i
less startled than sbe. She looked i
:at him-he was very tall-the smoth
jof mist all but masked him. yet si
?noted that he was clean-shaven ni
?that his eyes were so deep set that si
icould not mark shape or color.
"What brings you here?" he ask(
tensely. She touched her half-filk
apron significantly, saying onl
1 "Is it great enough to make you ri?
feorr.ethin::?" he asked eagerly. Singi
larly fear had fallen away from her t
.soon as he spoke. She drew a dee
brea til, answering, "My need is Imm
<iiare-warmth for old age. But if tl:
risk is not a wicked one, I do m
"Judge!" he said thickly. *T ai
hun ^'l-lost-unless I get word to
friend. Yet I am not a criminal
SWOT it before your innocence. Th
cha ?e is murder-my pursuers wi
han : me first and prove me guilt
.?ftc -ward. So far I have baffled them
but .vhen you have been tramping, rur
nin . falling, getting up, for twelv
hoi s, you can't go much farther. Rest
inp i little while, I grew chilled. Now
wi? you bring me food-and take o
jSei a message? You shall have you
. ' want none," Marina said, almos
haughtily. "But I shall help you
would even if I thought you guilty."
. "That makes me believe there Is i
God after all." the man said huskily
"But you must be quick-they have se
bloodhounds on my trail."
Marina let fall her burden, untiet
her apron, strippod oft* her skirt, anc
.said hushedly, as she spread them be
fore him, "Take these, run fifty yardi
.from the fire, spread them down, wall
on them, take them up, spread then:
again, come back to me and follow me
still keeping them under your feet."
"Where will you take me?" the mai:
"Home," she said. "Be quick-and
be glad that as a child I learned to
play the Indian game of breaking
How successfully It was broken was
proved within two hours. The dogs
were utterly at fault after leaving the
fire. Lanterns showed neither hoof
marks nor footprints-as to the other
scent the hounds took no note of it. So
!in the thick dark they could do no
more than wait for daylight. The best
chance was to guard their erits. The
fugitive must be hidden somewhere
within, unless he had escaped by air
Instead he lay snug in the loft of
Granny's lumber house. Marina had
After that tilings all but arranged
themselves. Upon the third night Ma
rina made a clean breast of things to
^Granny-and got her blessing upon the
closing errand, which was to take the
accused man, William Benton by name,
out back to the farther turnpike,
where Francis Galton awaited them
with his swift car. She had hardly
slept since the beginning of her ad
venture. After this happy ending of
lt she nodded so heavily that Gray
Billy had things all his own way. Be
ing a wise beast, withal kindly, he
took his young mistress safely home.
Murder will out. Less than a month
.after Marina's rescue the real crimi
nal discovered himself. He was a poor,
lost soul in tlie grip of recurrent con
genital insanity. Then the country
"sTde shuddered in thankfulness over
what it had escaped. But before that
'young Francis Galton had said things
of Marina that mude Granny's cheeks
flush and glow as in youth. He had
come to them bearing gifts-registered
gold bonds for $50,000. William Ben
ton had sent them, not in payment, but
in gratitude. Francis had to make that
very, very plain before proud Granny
would even consider them. Also he
made it plain that Benton was rich
?enough never to think again of his gift
and that he would be sadly hurt by its
rejection. Granny began then to con
sider. Francis, whispering apart with
Marina, tor- d suddenly upon her a
radiant f; .e, crying: "We don't care
what you do about the money, Granny.
I have enough my own self for bread
and cheese and Marina has promised
to furnish the kisses."
"If she ls going to marry you, as I
take it she must be, she must have a
dowry," Granny said, twinkling. "So
you can tell Mr. Benton we are duly
grateful; pity he can't come to th**
He did come, after all, to be ac
claimed by his contemners. As for Ma
rina, her husband could have had any
gift in the power of his fellow citizens
to reward her for saving them from
(Copyright, 1917, by the McClure Newspa
RED CROSS SAVES SOLDIERS
Organization Acts on Theory That lt
ls Better to Heal Wounded Fight
er Than to Pension His Family.
Long ago some one remarked that an
ounce of taffy Is worth a ton of epi
taphy. A 10-cent bunch of violets to
the living outweighs a $50 funeral
wreath for the dead.
That's the motto of the Red Cross,
says a writer in the Philadelphia
Ledger. It is much cheaper to soothe
and heal a wounded soldier than to
pension his family.
Erecting monuments at Gettysburg
and Valley Forge is well enough fifty
or a hundred years after the events,
but a dollar for the stricken soldier
equals a hundred dollars in marble
oVer his body.
Red Cross money Is an insurance
policy. What does It insure against?
Philadelphia's $3,000,000 will surely
preserve scores of lives. So it insures
against death itself, which is some
thing an ordinary insurance policy
does not do.
Wipe out Philadelphia's hospitals
and how many more persons will die
every year? Doctors tell me the num
ber would be many hundred.
Deprive the battle front of hospital
facilities and the death rate will jump
enormously. So your Red Cross dollar
is out upon a practical errand-not a
sentimental, sissy journey.
It is certain to he invested in the
life of a liberty soldier, which is a
good enough investment for me.
HOW TO MEASURE HUMIDITY
Device That ls Satisfactory Consists
of Combination of Two Ther
mometers and Vessel of Water.
You do not have to invest in a ba
rometer, or expend your personal mois
ture by hurrying to the nearest "ob
servatory." whether nt a drug store or
at a weather bureau, to ascertain the
degree of humidity. From Power one
gets this hint:
"The instrument in the weather bu
reau kiosk marked 'relative humidity'
is supposed to show the percentage hy
weicht of water vapor in the air. 100
per cent being when the atmosphere
cnn hold no more in the form of steam.
The maximum weight of steam that
the atmosphere ls capable of holding
is dependent on and increases with an
increase of the temperature. The ac
tion of this hydrometer depends on the
expansion and contraction in length of
a hair or fiber as it Increases or de
creases in moisture content.
"Another device for measuring the
relative humidity ls a combination con
sisting of two ordinary thermometers,
one having the bulb covered with n wet
cloth or a wick extending Into a ves
sel of water. In the use of this in
strument the wet-bulb and the dry
bulb temperatures are taken, If they
are the same, the humidity is 100 per
cent, but when there ls a difference It
Is necessary to consult tables in order
to obtain the relative humidity."
The True Socialism.
Once in khaki it matters extremely
little what you were In civilian life.
Among the group of thirty-odd ruffians
who compose the population of my hut
are an author, a journalist, two actors,
a land agent, a schoolmaster, an agri
cultural gentleman, diversified busi
ness men. and striplings fresh from
school and university.
Each of us preserves his own In
dividuality-off parade, and in civilian
life such a variegated group would in
fallibly split up into little cliques and
cabals. As it ls, we are Informed with
an amiability and a spirit of mutual
helpfulness which ls, I imagine, the
true socialism, although so Ideal a
brotherhood has never yet been
achieved by the political socialists who
have had opportunity to put their
theories into practice.-London Globe.
Cork Home for Silent Monks.
A striking curiosity near Cintra,
Portugal, says a writer in the Wide
World, is an undent convent built par
tially in the interior of an immense
rock. The convent is situated in a
very isolated spot and was formerly
surrounded by a dense wood of cork
trees. The convent is known as the
Convento da Cortica, or "Cork Con
vent," for the reason that the monks'
cells, chapel, kitchen and refectory are
all lined with cork to keep out the
damp. From 1560 to 1S34 the convent
was inhabited by an order of monks
known as the Capuchins, a remark
able feature of their religion being
that, except on certain occasions, si
lence was obligatory.
India's Wheat Crop.
Advices from India indicate that
there are 33,040,000 acres under wheat
cultivation in that country, compared
with 80,143,000 acres last year, or an
Increase of about 10 per cent. The
total yield ls estimated at 10,160,000
tons for this year, as against 8,518,000
tons reported at this time.for last year,
a gain of practically 19 per cent.
These figures are based on the final re
ports on the wheat crop received from
local authorities and relate to 98.5 per
cent of the total wheat area in'India.
The figures covering both area and
yield are the highest on record.
Divorce Lawyer-Your husband re
fuses you the common necessities of
Fair Client-He even kicked about
your retaining fee.
Joys of Travel.
"I like to travel."
"You occasionally meet some nice
"And you may never see 'em again.
That's another good point."
(Conducted by National Council of the
Boy Scouts of America.)
SCOUT'S ESSAY WINS PRIZE
This is part of an essay that won
thc prize Ia a Boy Scout contest:
"Just about five years ago, I decided
to joia Troop 4 of the Boy Scouts of
America, a new troop that was being
organized in the Black Rock Congre
gational church. I was at the age
when any kind of an organization, club
or troop appeals. The boys had formed
many clubs, but for one reason or an
other, they had never kept going. Here
was a chance to get into a movement
that would last, that would be more
enjoyable every year and in which we
could belong when we became men. So
our crowd joined as charter members,
and seven are still in the Red Fox Pa
trol of Troop 4, and several are plan
ning to become assistant scoutmasters
"The leader of the troop was our
Sunday school teacher, and he had tak
en us out camping several times and
had shown himself capable of taking
care of us and of showing us things in
"I had read a Scout manual, and it
held stores of new and wonderful
things to do. It showed how to signal
by whistle, flag or by fire ; how to fol
low trails by means of marks and by
the position of sticks and stones; how
to bandage any kind of a wound ; what
to do in case of accidents or sudden
Illness; how to cook in the open and
how to make fire with rubbing sticks;
how to Identify trees, birds and ani
mals. It seemed that Scouts must have
great times learning these things.
"How proud I was the first time I
wore my uniform. I couldn't help look
ing in the mirror a few times. Other
less fortunate boys looking with en
vious eyes at my treasure, and I pa
tronizingly told them how many pock
ets it had, all about the dandy knap
sack and about the strong belt and its
"Last, but not least, the Scout Oath
and Law appealed to me. I had read
some tales of King Arthur's Knights
and lt seemed that here was my chance
?to help other people at all times. I
ara very glad that I joined the Boy
Scouts of America, as I have obtained
much fun, experience, and good from
associating with Scouts and living the
Scout law and oath."
"Wanted-A boy." How often we
This quite familiar notice see!
"Wanted-a boy for every kind
Of task that a busy world can find.
He ls wanted-wanted now and here;
There are towns to build, there are paths
There are seas to sall, there are gulfs to
In the ever-onward march of man.
"Wanted-the world wants boys today,
And lt offers them all lt has for pay;
"Twill grant them wealth, position, fame,
A useful life, an honored name;
Boys who will guide the plow and pen;
Boys who will shape the ways of men;
Boys who will forward the tasks begun;
For the world's great work ls never done.
The world ls eager to employ
Not Just one, but every boy.
Who with a purpose stanch and true
Will greet tho work he finds to do.
Honest, faithful, earnest, kind.
To good awake, to evil blind,
A henrt of gold without alloy.
Wanted-the world want3 such a boy.
-Chicago Scout News.
LAW PROTECTS SCOUT SUIT.
The matter of Scout suits has caused
the Boy Scouts of America a lot of
trouble. Boys who were not Scouts?
would get uniforms and often solicit
money or sell stamps or tag-day cards
or would chop trees and commit other
.depredations that gave the movement
a black eye. It finally got so bad that
members of the congress of the United
States were asked to pass a law pro
hibiting anybody who is not a member
of the organization from wearing the
uniform; This law congress has passed;
and the uniform of the Boy Scouts of
America ls now given the same protec
tion as that of the army or navy or
the Insignia of the American Red Cross
.society. So it ls unlawful for any boy
to wear his uniform after he ceases to
be a member of the Boy Scouts of
America. When a boy buys a uniform
he does so with the understanding that
he has a right to wear It only as long
as he is actually a member of the or
This law ls so far-r->achlng In its ef
fect that no manufacturer has a right
to call his product "Boy Scout" chew
ing gum, "Boy Scout" coffee, or "Boy
Scout" anything elsa At the same
time this law was passed there was
even a brand of "Boy Scout" cigarettes
on the market.
THE DAILY KIND ACT.
A Scout ls kind. He ls kind to his
mother, his brother, his sister and his
father. Out of the kindness of his
heart he does one good turn at least
every day, of which he is conscious,
and many good turns every day of
which he is unconscious, and does
them through the habit of doing good
which he has acquired since he be
came a Scout.
A Scout will bind up the wounds of
au animal as gently as he does the cut
finger of a child.
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