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I DAM CUPID'S WO!
By LOUISE OLIVER.
tCopyright, 191S, by the McCiure N
They say love laughs at locks
It does. And it has been prove
It also laughs at gas bomb and
nel, bayonet and trench knife
depth of the sea and the tops i
highest mountains, the icy tern
the frozen North and bitter
of the desert.
But there is one thing left. Wi
learn how love conquered that.
Betty Barstow was a very i
girl, but spoiled. Perhaps thal
why she merely laughed at J<
Gilbert, a young superintendent i
father's mill, when he fell fool
desperately, pitifully in love wit!
"Betty," he plead, "no one ever
as I do. You see it's the only th
live for. Other people have bei
love, or thought they were, but il
nothing to this. Can't you fee
Don't you see- it. that I can't live
out you? You'll find lt out some
why can't you give me a little h(
Betty laughed. "Eventually,
not now?" she quoted from an a
Jerome colored. "You're cruel,
ty. You don't mean it, I know, fa
hurts awfully. I can't stand it
longer. I-I'm going to enlist a
hope I get killed."
But Betty had heard that be
and it worried her not.
He did enlist in the aviation ?
That was the next thing Betty h
of him, and he was gone without
Then she grew thoughtful. Per
she had been a little unkind,
really hadn't intended to go so
She had only meant to tease hi
little and make it up the next
"He doesn't deserve any credit
going," she said to her father
morning. "He went because-bec:
he was cross about something, I
"I don't think so," returned her
ent. "He confided to me a coupb
months ago. that as'soon ns we
certain important work done in
mill he thought he would go."
"Oh!" Betty's eyes filled with t<
of humiliation and she left the bn
fast table hurriedly.
For the first time in her life B<
had a rebuff, and with characteri
wilfulness, fell in love with the Ul
tainable. And then she discovered t
sh? had really been in love with Je
Thon her mind being serious for
first time in her life, she began
think earnestly of the war and of w
she could do to help. She went in
Rod Cross work for a while, and wo
ed tirelessly in the Woman's Mo
But thoro wore others who could
her work and slio wasn't satisfied. ?
wanted something distinctive.
Then one (Tay she road how carr
pigeons wore needed in Franco, a
how difficult it was to got people
train thora. And instantly she deck:
that that was her work.
She wont out to their house in t
country, with only the caretaker a
his wife for company, and started c
with twelve birds.
It was interesting work and kent I
busy. She would take the birds
short distance away from the farra
first, in her motor car, and let thora
back. Then gradually she inereus
the distance, letting the birds fly alor
At last it got impossible for her
take them herself, as the distance gre
greater, and she would ship them
friends in different cities to release.
They came back unfailingly, alwa;
with their little brass tubes containii
a friendly note. White Wing was tl
swiftest of them all. Betty was vei
proud of him.
One day she sent a message to he
self, or rather to Jerry. She had bet
so lonely all week, and the solitude <
the country gave her plenty of time 1
"Oh. Jerry, Jerry, if you would onl
come back," she cried nightly on ht
pillow. "I'd never let you go awn
The next time she wont to the cit;
her father was shocked at her appeal
ance. "You're working too hard wit
those birds," he said. "Pack up an
we'll both fro to the seashore for
week. They can get along for a wee
So Betty went, but she took he
fcl?jtfs to test them in a five hundrei
mile flight home, the longest they ha<
And that was when she sent thi
message to herself, or rather to Jerry
* for on the little slip of paper she tuck
ed into tho tube on White Wing's lei
was written: "Oh, Jerry dear, corn<
home. I do love you. Betty."
Now arctic ice, and burning sands
gas bombs and trench knives not hav
lng baffled love, such a thing as a few
hundred foot in the ?ir was not going
to get the best of the wily little fellow,
Jerry was out on a trip, flying low,
when suddenly something hit him in
the breast. There was a flutter of
white, and behold, a pigeon lay stunned
ky the impact, in his lap. Hore was
romance! Jerry, keen for adventure,
spied tho tube and extracted the note,
and thus received by Dan Cupid's spe
cial C .livery Betty's heartbroken mes
Jerry's leave of absence came just
when Betty arrived homo. There was
no preliminary. He just gathered her
in his arms and kissed her.
"How did you know, dear," she ask
i "A little bird told me," he confessed.
Wiry not tax Wff?t watches ?QU
Garden protection is an ideal job for
the junior police.
A gardener is known by the depth to
which lu- breaks ground.
One ,way not to fight a successful
war is to discourage production.
Unless this one Is fought to a finish
it will not be a long time between
Who remembers when there was
nothing to discuss but the uge of
Uncle Sam is well prepared for war
in one respect. He has a big idea to
Indications are that this is going to
be a busy season for your neighbors'
So long as we have good soups for
our soldiers we care not who makes
That time has passed when men
would desert from the navy in order
to escape ennui.
This summer the farmer may be
able to employ his city boarders in
the potato patches.
On tile French front the battle rages
back and forth ; on the Italian front
lt rages up and down.
I They are reported to be eating crows
I in Germany. The diet is both appro
priate and significant.
Many amateur gardeners this year
will discover that they have planted
their beans upside down.
A food speculator is a highway rob
ber who uses a desk and an office
chair instead of a gun.
The few things Americans have not
done they are doing now or have their
sleeves rolled up to do.
What has become of the old-fash
ioned girl who complained because
there was nothing to do?
And then a fellow hr.s no idea how
good radishes .nd tomatoes can be un
til he has raised : - x himself.
What has become of the old-fash
ioned man who used to put a potato
over tl'.e spoil' of the oil can?
Will the woman street ear con
ductors have to climb up on the roof
when the trolley pole slips off?
j Movie heroes-might be mon1 popular
j If they did not look so much like the
cat that had just eaten tlie canary.
Nothing discourages submarine war
fare sn much as increasing the num
ber of submarines.that don't return.
If a girl looks good in overalls she
will ?ie accused of being immodest. If
she doesn't look good she won ; Wear
Meatless days are being talked of
for the United States. Thus we may
make a patriotic cause out of a neces
Tho ra?fc who conceived the brilliant
Idea of adapting this American khaki
uniform to British styles probably was
King George works every afternoon
rn bis potato patch, and thus the an
cient institution of kingship is justi
The Red Cross urges American
women to knit woolen socks for the
army. Thus an old art is being re
If Edison lias a scheme to put the
submarine out of business he has all
the Atlantic ocean iu which to demon
War shirkers are going to have a
hard time to get away from war tiiis
side of the North pole and the deep
John Barleycorn, the champion fool
er, has made many a man believe he
Is sucli a good workman that the boss
will never fire him.
Some people eat and drink "any old
thing," but are very particular about
tlie quality of oil and gasoline they
use in their automobiles.
By reducing waists as weil ns
wastes, this war will do much to im
prove the appearance and elli ci ency* of
the singular human race.
The scientific ? explanation of why
Hons roar will be interesting to those
who thought perhaps it was because
i they were hard of bearing.
It is undeniable tlmt a young man
looks hotter in an army or a navy uni
form than in civilian clothes, and
doubtless he feels that way, too.
Armies cannot he bothered with corn
plasters and arch supports. That ls
why they make the shoes fit the sol
diers' feet. It is a good idea, too.
John Bull ls reported as worried be
cause Iiis girl workers in factories are
smoking, but, of course, that ls not as
much to worry about as if they had
taken to the use of fine cut.
GOOD IDEA .THAT IS SPREADING
Few Places Now In the Country That
Do Not Recognize Need of
Time was not so very long ago when
the thought of civic beauty and the
recognition of the importance of city
beautification belonged to a few peo
When the first of the larger cities
of Texas set about the process of
making beauty where only ugliness
had been before, many taxpayers ob
jected on the ground that it was not
wise to expend public money for such
But that larger city persisted. A
landscape architect was employed. A
comprehensive plan for future devel
opment was drawn up. Appropria
tions looking far into the future were
planned. An educational campaign to
teach the people the need for beauty
was gotten under way. Today that
city is far to the front as an example
of what may be accomplished in a few
years of labor intelligently applied.
Other cities followed. One by one
the centers of population fell into line.
Directly the smaller cities began to
lay plans for that day when they, too,
6hall be large cities. Only recently
the city of Denison, urged on by pub
lic-spirited citizens, employed a well
paid expert to make a survey and lay
down a comprehensive plan of artistic
development. And within the next
few months practically every Texas
city will have proved that even in the
stress of war Texas people recognize
the value of beauty and the Impor
tance of the artistic in the everyday
life of the people.-Houston Post.
WHERE CENSOR IS NEEDED
Successful Outcome of Allotment De
velopment Depends Largely on in
The successful outcome of an al
lotment development as an asset to a
city depends largely upon the type of
neighborhood established by the real
tor in selling his property.
It is true, however, that some prop
erties are assured of ultimate indi
viduality before development on ac
count of tlioir natural location.
The average allotment, however, ls
dependent on the method of sale of
separate lots and the restrictions im
posed upon them, which have an im
portant bearing on the ultimate up
But "tho character nf a neighbor
hood ls far from assured because of
Imposed restrictions as to price of
house to be erected, as is shown in
numerous cases about Cleveland.
Perhaps the most apparent reason
for a development not proving what
was originally intended are, first, that
the building operations (to set the
pace, so to speak) were not carried on
by the developer to show what was
expected, and, second, the censoring
of building plans.-Cleveland Leader.
Kind of House in Demand.
The last matter influencing cost Is
"marketability." To be saleable a
house must measure up to and down to
a standard. Mahogany and quartered
oak wainscoting, plate glass windows
and other similar embellishments do
not increase the selling value to any
great extent. By the time you are
ready to sell the style in these things
will have changed, and they are then
more likely to decrease than increase
the value. Be measurably conven
tional, and comfortably normal in your
ideas. The best houses" are not the
most expensive or the most peculiar.
They are almost always the expression
of a "type." and follow the main fea
tures of their type, departing from the
normal only in minor ways. This ls
the kind of house that is always In
Your War Garden.
Don't rob yourself of flowers even
in war times. There is no better anti
dote for the war horror, and there is
no reason why the vegetable garden
should not be bordered with such
plants as gladioli, dahlias, sunflowers
and various other annuals. Indeed,
some of the vegetables themselves have
beautiful blossoms. The scarlet run
ner hean and the sugar pea, for ex
ample, have beautiful flowers and
both are excellent vegetables. Old
time gacdens are often bordered with
parsley, and most of the herbs when
grown in little beds are delightful to
Site of Ancient City Discovered.
News has been received at Madrid,
Spain, of the discovery in Brazil of
the site of the Incan city known to
early Spanish and Portuguese explor
ers as El Dorado, and hitherto regard
ed as legendary. The ruins are locat
ed in the Manoa region, near the Bo
livian frontier. In the midst of a dense
forest. An archaeological expedition.
Including Brazilian Spanish and Por
tuguese scientists, will make a detail
ed study of the district.
Force of Habit.
"These crowded street cars are spoil
ing my oratorical style.''
"How cnn that be?"
t4?v?i"-y time I put my arm into the
air to make a gesture I paw around nc
If I were reaching for a ?trap."
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