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S LOOKING FOR JAN
.A By L. HOLLAND.
There walked down the gangplti
bridging the little strip of water wh
bubbled between the great ship a
pier a blue-eyeo, golden-haired lit
.Norwegian girl. No one noticed hi
DO one spoke to her. She had co:
to the strange country to look for J
For a long time she had had no w(
from him. The dear father and motl
had died, so Gundrun sold the lit
moss-roofed home which nest
?among the snow-capped hills of her 1
loved Norway and had come across 1
sea to find the dear lover. It
isecmed so simple and easy that s
almost felt she might see him stai
lng on the pier watching for her. Su
' ?ly everyone would know him, he \i
so big and handsome, so good and
kind and so wise. Oh, no one kn*
so much as Jan. And from her f
heart there rose a little Norwegi
song, so wild and free, so weird a
sweet-a song of Jan's, one he h
taught her, for Jan could write son,
and no greater joy had Gundrun th
in singing them.
Jan was not on the pier walting i
her, and when she asked for him,
one heeded her questioning.
Oh, how strange and cold this m
country was-no one knew anyo
else, everyone was in such a hurry, i
seemed so busy-did they ever res
How unlike the quiet, peaceful hoi
across the sea!
Indignation held sway among t
nurses of the big emergency hospiti
for Miss Elton, the superintendei
had committed a crime without prec
dent. She had received as a prob
tioner Gundrun, the little dining-roc
"And if she gets through her pr
bation and is accepted, I shall gc
declared the head nurse.
"And I shall stay," retorted the sr
gery nurse, for between them wi
fierce rivalry and they made it a poi
never to agree with one another
"I suppose yon think we couldr.
run the place without you," sneen
the first speaker.
"Not quite so bad as that, dear," r
turned the other, "but I will say, the
are nurses in this hospital whose re
ignation would be much more read!
accepted than mine." This thru
silenced her rival, who made np h<
mind, however, that whatever the ou
come of Gundrun's probation, she, tl
head nurse, would remain if for r,
other reason than to spite "that coi
ceited thing" in the surgery.
The outcome was in Gundrun's fi
vor. Quiet, gentle and thoughtful, si
proved herself in every way worthy <
the profession and ere long not oe
among that blue-and-white gowne
band of women who flitted about froi
ward to ward and from bed to bed cai
rying relief and comfort to sufferin
humanity, but were glad to have Gui
drun their friend.
Among the patients there was n<
one whose eye did not brighten as i
rested on the prettily rounded figun
the crown of golden hair, the deep blu
.eyes, so gentle and loving, and yet s
sad. At night, in the dimly lighte
halls in whose shadowy depths i
needed no abnormally imaginativ
mind to conjure up many a gruesom
sight ; in the cold, white surgery, wher
in the wee, small hours of the proceed
ings of the preceding day were all to
vividly pictured on the unusuall;
?acute sense; in the long wards wit!
I the narrow, white beds ranged in row
t against the walls, with the dull yellov
light casting an almost death pallo
on the sleeping faces, quiet and sac
little Gundrun strangely harmonized
as she glided silently along the din
halls, in and out of the gloomy wards
freshening a rumpled pillow, moisten
'lng fever-parched lips, soothing to res
with soft, caressing hand an over
wrought brain and pausing to eact
bedside to assure herself of the com
fort of each sufferer in her care.
"Be watchful of the man in numbei
forty," warned the doctor as he said
good night. "He's threatened with a
high fever and I want to check it ii
When Gundrun finished her rounds
?she stole into the sickroom. On the
?bed lay a tall, blond man, his flushed,
?heavily bearded face but half discern
ible in the soft light.
She straightened the disordered bed,
cooled the hot pillow, bathed the
flushed face and burning hands, and
? then, seating herself in a little, low
chair at the bedside, stroked with soft
and cooling hand the throbbing brow.
But in vain. It seemed as if sleep
would never again close those burning
eyes. Finally she bethought herself
?of the little Norwegian song-Jan's
song-she used to sing in the dear land
;she feared she would never see again.
i Sweetly, yet softly, her voice rose and
fell, and as she sang her thoughts were
over the sea.
Unheeded lay the sufferer at her
side, unheeded the shadowy halls, the
dim wards, the great, strange city
itself. She wandered again in the
green fields of her dear Norway, her
Jan at her side, gazing down at her
with eyes full of love and tenderness.
She turned. Her heart stood still.
The song froze on her lips. Leaning
toward her with outstretched arms,
his eyes filled with a strange, sweet
eagerness, was Jan.
Fainting, trembling, she fell on her
knees at the bedside.
"Jan, my Jan," she cried, and,
clasped In his arms, his lips pressed
to hers, he melted into her dream.
(Copyright, 1317, by; W. G. Chapman.)
MAY HAVE BEEN INDIGESTION
Indianapolis Man ls Puzzled Over Pe
culiar Action of Hitherto Well
The accustomed peace and quiet in
the village of Woodruff Place was
harshly broken late the other evening
by a disturbance that caused A. L.
Smith, living In the East drive, to won
der what particular brand of spooks
finds lodgment in the innards of motor
cars, says the Indianapolis News.
Smith put his car in the garage at a
decenfand respectable hour, turned off
the lights, locked the door, hung the
key on the nail in the kitchen and went
to bed. But that motor car did not
seem to be fully satisfied. Perhaps
the heat and the stuffy garage had
something to do with it.
Whatever the nature of the bug un
der its bonnet, the troubled soul of '
the automobile found voice along
about midnight. From the dark re
cesses of the garage rose a quavering
howl that put to shame all roosters
within half a mile. Slumbering neigh
bors turned over, muttered "What the
deuce?" or other synonymous classical
references, and peered out of the
bathroom windows, while Smith, trust
ty revolver in one hand and flashlight
in the other, padded cautiously garage
ward. Peering within, nothing ap
peared, but the car still yelled its head
off. Advancing boldly, he commanded,
"See here, now, that's enough of this
nonsense," and stepped on the running
board, at which the car gave a final
yelp and subsided. "Now somebody
tell me what started it," said Smith
next morning, at the caucus of neigh
bors in the 'alley. "Sounded mighty
IDEAL METAL FOR MOTORS
Secret of Material Which Has Made
German Airplanes Superior to Oth
ers Has Been Discovered.
The United States government has
learned that the success of the Ger
man airplanes Is largely attributable
to what is known ns kaiser zinn metal,
which is used for the motors. A
piece of this metal was picked np by
a British soldier who brought down a
German taube. It interested him so
much that he subjected lt to a scien
tific test and discovered that it con
sisted of the following: Copper, 1.58
parts; tin, 92.9S parts, and antimony,
This alloy, which is somewhat akin
to Britannia metal, was discovered by
the Germans about 50 years ago. They
first used it as a substitute for silver
In the making of all kinds of articles
for the dining table, never dreaming
that some day it would prove so serv
iceable in military affairs. It ls as
light as aluminum, has great tensile
strength and unusual resisting power.
A prominent American manufacturer
of motors has succeeded In duplicating
this alloy perfectly, and in a short
time several thousand motors made of
it will be ready for use. It is claimed
that it can be turned out at small ex
Shall lt Be "Langleys?"
As a tribute to the memory of the
man who was first to discover, and
partly to apply, the rule in aero
statics, to which the world is in
debted for the modern advance in avi
ation, it is proposed that the United
States government shall designate the
airplanes which it is to send to Eu
ropean battlefields "Langleys." Great
er recognition than his work has re
ceived should certainly be given to the
modest professor, who, theoretically,
at least, proved lt possible to navigate
the air with heavier-than-air machines.
But, then, there are the Wrights. No
injustice should be done the men who
put Professor Langley's theory into
practice. Would not "Langwrlghts" be !
a better name?-Christian Science
May Have Solved Old Problem.
A German scientist claims to have
solved the problem of transmitting
photographs under the ocean by -cable.
His process, if successful, represents
the solution of an old problem. Photo
graphs have long been transmissible
by telegraph by the use of selenium, a
metal whose electrical resistance va
ries with the intensity of the light
striking lt. But a similar process for
cable work has never been perfected
hitherto, because of the extreme feeble
ness of the electric current that must
pass through thousands of miles of
wire without a relay. The new process
is said to make use of the selenium !
principle and an elaborate system of
relays at each end.
Quota, Quote and Unquote.
"Why did it take so long to fill the
quotas?" said William Hennessey of
tho fifth division, repeating a question.
"There's a lot of reasons," he an
swered. "You've got to pay proper
respect to Washington by reading all
of their orders. Listen to this one
about the examination of teeth;
"Repeat following telegram to local
boards at once : Period quote physical
regulations comma line seven from the
bottom substitute quote or unquote for
quote and unquote between quote side
unquote and unquote two above un
quote period, in other words comma
man must have two teeth in opposition
on one side or the other."-Chicago
"I thought that apartment house I
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"N?," veplied the disgusted owner,
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Notice of Final Dis
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Whereas, Edgar L. Ready has
made application unto this Court
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in re the estate of Mrs. Mary E.
Ready deceased, on this the 13th
day of October, 1917.
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the 15th day of March, 1918.
All taxes shall be due and payable
between the 15th dav of October, 1917,
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For State purposes 8?
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" Bacon School District 7*
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" Flat Rock 4
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