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ALLEN WHITB r
aib Macawlas Co.
uper the prodigal son
than they'd orter
-t h been able to get
Relections of El
ago the Reasly girl
the overall factory.
a pretty girl then, and
eitghbors talked about
people who live along
i. really no better than
an Independence ave
. the theories that pov
go together. So when
adory the women of the
had been too polite
gif she had remained at
would have given the
rw her staying. After
to the theater with
*i turned up their coat
age their hands In their
fall and spring, In lieu
Daring the summer fol
dasarge from the over
became a park fiend.
pve up her counter in
s store, she re
, apparently keeping
father. lie worked In
u..ewhere over ill "the
Came home tired and
asd went to bed early.
- room off the kitchen,
slept In the front
not know when she
and he did not think
.aow. Her father paid
p the little brother and
eased the daughter at
al young men who fre
uhgs, If the other mem
hfily had been plaguing
girl who led In the
boor would have been
et their chatter. The
made him very happy
am , though, of
not understand that
*'her and the longing
a- di to get home for
to him. He was
that analyzea its emo
tet fall to see her
iprod of her for it;
-msed to go out
st early and often-
is to the anudiness
aher rowsy hair, and
n her pretty
is discernment was
i I me these faults,
btem so food of her.
who had daughters
tI mothers of the
had sa did not
gM lto the famtily
af- Mhs Bea s
wsh slaveny and
'ame wits men
S Jersey Creek's
It was as if
e chlIrem and
Mid m, estes
wmses ea the
I l wo I - ._
rtr btmar km
. as s, . .so s
t mhn he
to k to
bmsed It of at
*b m ts
new happiness that had come to hm ,
yet he feared that bfi daughte, wosld
be so far above him that she would
not care for it. He put on his best
suit of clothes, anad sent the children
away. The house was in conspicuous
"*company order"; he arranged thlangs,
himself, and a Sunday stiffness and
quiet prevailed. He sat in the front
room waiting fOr her. When he
heard voices at the fence, he recog
nized that of his daughter, and his
1-ulse quickened; but when he looked
through the curtain and saw a stran
ger with her, his heart sank.
Father and daughter met at the
door; he held out his hand to her and
she pas.d in, followed by the stran
ger, while the father said awkwardly,
"Well, Allle"-and after a pause,
"how are you?'
A smile inclosed the commonplace
answer, and the old man continued
in a high-keyed tone with the upward
inflection, looking vacantly at the
dapper stranger who had not been
introduced, "I s'pose you've been get
tin' to be such a grand lady-" Hie
laughed nervously, and with conscious
embarrassment The daughter seat
ed her guest, and the father, with a
feint at cheer, chirped, "Well, you're
lookin' hale and hearty."
"Is there anything in the cupboard.
pa?" asked the girl, as she took off
her soiled gloves and threw her long.
shabby cloak and her expensive, but
betowsled hat upon the bed. "I am
just dyin' for a bite; we didn't get
any breakfast." The old man went
to get something, and when he re
turned the stranger was gone. She
did not taste what he had brought,
but turned and threw her arms about
his neck; there were tears in her eyes
as she said, "Oh, pa-pa--ain't it
good to be back again !"
The father, summoning all his cour
age to break away from the common
words of welcome began again in a
quavering, nervous voice. "Well, Al
lie--I guess 'at mebby you-you think
someway that yer daddy has forgot
you, but-Allie. I Itell you, I--do
you know, I think a whole lot of
you." It was the best he could do,
but he kissed her, and that was some
thing-it was a great deal for both of
them. Then they relaxed, and talked
of the children, about whom she asked
a great deal, and of the neighbors,
about whom she asked nothing.
The "Comedy Company" had
PM9'~ -i Deglss ~Me at the Dwe.'
led, sand she wp at heme to stay.
Er abesace had made both father
and daughter uPderstand how much
seb was to the other. The litte
pyes at edearment di not vanish as
the days were e. She moothed his
hair when she peed him, and he
-eayt her dss and touched her im
ply with his head ase s came near
hM. at her wek.- s mukf was his
heart wmapped p Ia her that be 4d
t astles the sheeee at the nelsh
bees be the hsmes mad whim be
id thme to moe and laughinstr
dl them for their social aeo -
he accepted their Smam
tlm with o thught at their .la
His p-e" i her knbw ms eeea
tislMrt md m* preopmote. Once.
when the bos i the shop were eat
1a their esay laeh in tohe bad
at to bldlmgC e be lood up from a
idece et pie to say i a ull at the
vmeasaten, 'eom faes may talk
U yes want to about year paty
d et I bit hrie t use at shme
'at 1 best all yeurs pt together.
Seo e' yea tsalles artso qees
et a' see be' And when the tel
ws wlabie t a ame esanher and' at
*p a augh, the edm ar nghed, toe
end said, hsats% what I aid; and I
dY't tes when I sai it; she's the
prusset gies yp ever Wsaw-a be dad
does nT m.
hie tod ur it taln how thg
had aleghed, eand he he had "mteak
to his weem md adeo them dot *"*
bat absMwm b- Ala west the sss in
rg hmae re ewn med he ed st meh
the -.iMb ar her s t e, o qe l
suiuer t ie - ehat sl the m enis
at her aer , w he ald se p Iaet
thme .l a pasted aen wts de
s-e mh.e e nnees am as sa
Mw gs ye, to h be hd
Mai e b M a me
ed eame he -i th wead ,
s d. Met. pum anesn*
*s wt* tom -ee .1m11
a Iph wasem
IM1 ···v- I
lag she eried herself to sleep, broeed
ing over her own personal sorrow.
8bhe was awakened by her father
scraplng 'the ashes from the kitchen
stove, and her heart rose to her
throat with great love for him. Dur
ing that entire day the girl held her
father in her mind as she went about
her household duties. It seemed to
her that her life with him was really
worth living, and she was glad that
since her return she had sent her old
companions away. Yet her hand was
raised against the worldi-her narrow
world that Is the epitome of the great
narrow world-h-erause it persecuted
her and pointed its linger at the one
being she loved. But the very fact
that her father was set apart fri, .
his fellows because of her drew him
close to ncer. And the night thoughts
followed her all through the day, till
she longed for his return. It was a
good day In her life.
She heard his footsteps on the walk
In front, and heard him conming
around the house to the kitchen dour.
When he crossed the threshold she
kissed him. The old man was a little
abashed at the suddenness of it, but
he was pleased. He took a chair and
sat in the back yard leaning against
the house. From there he talked with
her through the open door. They had
passed the usual questions of the day.
when the old man said, "Allie, y' can't
guess what Mrs. lhinkley said about
you this evening." The daughter
blanched as she stood in the doorwa:y,
and said nothing. It was dusk. and
the old man did not notice her. "She
said. sez she. '3Ir. Iteanly, do you
know that you. are doin' wrong to
keep Allie in the house there?' I says.
'Why so, Mrs. Hlinkley?' and she
wouldn't say nothin' but 'W'ell, y' are,
that's all.' I s'pose Mrs. Ilinkley
thinks that 'cause you're grown to
be so purty an'-an' all that-you're
ashamed to stay here In Jersey with
your old daddy.* Strange things
were crowding into the girl's mind
a fearful inmmastery in her heart.
Then the temptation came with her
father's question. "Ilut you ain't
ashamed to stay with your poor, hon
est ol' pap, are y', Allie?"
There was a short silence. As it
lengthened into a distinct pause the
man's heart was shot with fear. He
felt remorse wrap him about-re
morse and humiliation. lie sprang
lamely from the leaning chair to his
feet and staggered to the door, cry
Iag piteously with woe in his voice,
"Oh, llUe, All--my-my little girl.
Allel We'll move, Allie; we'll move."
He came to her and stood help
lessly before her. He could not know
why she was dumb. He misunder
stood and was turig away Into a
slow agony of shame, when her love
for hm swept her a upon a wave
late his arms sobbaig.
She recovered quickly, and has.
temd to a spattering pan whlah sh
pretended needed her attention. The
old man touched her dress In his
wonated way, as he passed her going
toward the door. He hesitated, and
seemed to have another protest upon
his tps. The daughter felt that she
could not keep her sorrow back If
be sieke. The old man did not note
the pathetic tremble In her voice as
she cried to her little slster, playing
at the door:
,Jon-eae, J aeoh Jeeane, you
go cuat me a switch; I got to tend
to your pa. He's makla' me spoil this
supper." She added in a Srmer
velee, "The very ide of our movin'."
And the old mon, looking back with
a siller went into the twilight fll
S aLhed PemsAget
The kng ordered all the me to
tlahm te selL Th eancellor trews
Miimt approached the throne and
wuiereld someathin but his majesty
esk his heed apatImtly.
"*o the phalcity end be taken
am et hr thl women sad chldrn."
"but the womea and children" ven
tese the chaeneer. "will have al
th ey dc to t ther selL eprat
Se beterss keep the herses epea,
."en let thie tpubily end take
t itasle t h nag imOWme
the om wees t what you
a-gt epect The war was teaght
with ieslr = 114111mev, hut when ft
=waved ale aNO ta am wpb m
me- a tuna lck Kc o pe ayth de
--ei ~p t tes e sethe it 11 st
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Legislation for Welfare of the Veterans
W ASHINGTON.-in addition to
renewal of effort to consulmmlate
s.oldiers' bonus legislation when con
gress reconvenes, addition1tl legisla
tion to prolnmote the welfare of the
World war vtlerans is to be pressed.
RIepresentarlve BIurton E. Swee* of
Iowa:. uthor of the la'v which cen
tralized all sldier relief activities of
the governlu-nth in the veterans' hu
aeau, Is directing the program for fur
ther legislative relief.
To date the governmelllnt hais appro
printedrl $2.1(w).INMI.I1NI for c:are and
training of the disabled; has arr:angedl
for ',pe'ndi'ture of more tha:in $.;t,iK.
000 for construction of new hospitals.
Uncle Sam Has Big Guns Up His Sleeve
A SU I'EI P ENS ITTIVE fused shell
that will burst on contact with
the cloth of an al irplne wing, and a
2.rl50-pound projectile that will pass
thlroughll 1 Inches of hardened steel
before exploding, are two of the won
(ders oif mtiodern orlldnance exhibited for
nlembiers of the Army Ordnance iaso
citltil. American Society of Mechallln
kIl Enlgineers and Society of Autonmo
tive Engineers at the associationi's an
nual field day at Aberdeen provinig
The latest development in the 1(o
Inch gun has a range of 2' miles. It
could be fired from the otle r side of
Long island and make direct lits on
New York city. The gun would fire a
projectile of more than . a ton in
weight, which would go ten miles into
the air before comling down to the
ground. Upon striking, this projectile
could pass through 16 Inches of steel
and then explode. This gun has been
designed primarily fo- use In seacoast
defenses against battleships.
A similar gun, 14 inches in diameter.
with a length of 50 feet, has been
mounted on a railway car for use by
Don't Burn Up a National Park Forest
SUGGESTED by the message ot
President Harding calling for the
observance of "Fire Prevention day,"
the National Motorlsts' assoclation
has been asked by the national park
service to transmit a message to the
motorists of the country urging them
to aid in cooperating with the govern
ment at all times in Its efforts to pre
vent fires In the national parks of the
To motorists possibly more than to
any other one class come exceptional
opportunities for service of this char
aceter, due to the fact that more than
70 per cent of the annual fisitors
make the trip In automobiles to these
playgrounds, which belong to all the
people, accordlng to A. . ICammerer.
Jake Barger's Memory s Working O. K_
RROOLLECIIU of ea ugut. over
a horse moe than fity Teer
age has st proved to be worth $50
a month for the rest of his Ilife to
Jacob Barger of 8hawneetowal Ill.
Private Barger's case is ins of the
most celebrated on the reeords of t16
pension bureau. It was pending for
twenty years. Special examiners took
more than 500 pages of testimony re
garding his claim to a pendon. They
visited hal a dosen states. Speclal
bills providin for a pension for him
were Introduced in seven or eight
congresses., Representative Thomas
S. Williams of the Twenty-fourth III
oOs district, in which Shawneetown is
situsted, inally got through a bill at
the session Just closed and President
Harding signed It.
The trouble arose from the fact
that although Barger served more
than a year in the Union army, there
is no record in the adjutant general's
oflce either of hip enlistment or dls
ebarge. Some of his former comrades
readily recalled him. Others failed to
recollect him and some even asserted
Only Woman at Head of Law School
.trpc tlw 'aabrgt a Iag .1
taw. m~a tb. Ien~ of buirg w
ab wr r w UasM Stat at
a. Mat t .tgav u rw aebsL
brs ý at. h 7haa ath la
0 qrak , t r aetl r to tsa ta
M ' .: aw .f- bw hIa -
rnr .b. a. - t
.; rweaus- w gass a~e
and created a .separate veterans' bu*
reau to supervise elief measures.
Tile progralllm being considered by
Representaative sweet Is entirely apart
fromn the bonuts measure. Mr. Sweet
includes the followir.g:
Fal;ctment into law of what Is
known as ( rdher 57. which permits the
veterans' bureau to rate llln who are,.
have been, or shall be, inmates of hos
pitals or asylttmns during a continfuous
period of of e year or more as totally
and permanetntly disabled.
To make provision that in no case
shall the comalpensatiion of a disabled
man be reduced unless a physical ex
amlination shall have been made subse
quent to his last rating, nor until he
shall have been given at least three
months' notice of the proposed reduc
To provide that psychosis, neurosis,
psy(choneurosis, active tunherculosis, or
chronic emlpyema developing within
three years after separation from the
service shall be considered to have
been acquired while in the service.
The present law limits the period to
mobile armles. This gun has a range
of 28 milhes, tiring a projectile weigh.
Int 1,.5M pounds.
This projectile would pass over the
highest mountain in the world, In
piassing from the gun to the target.
Upon striking thme target it would pene
trate thirty or forty feet in the ground
and then explode. mmakingl a crater 60
feet In diameter and 30 feet deep.
A 2,000-pound bomb can be dropped
from an airplane at a height of 8,000
feet. It 1ill take the bomb approxi
mately 23 seconds to come down. Upon
hitting it will penetrate about forty
feet before exploding, making a crater
50 feet in diameter.
acting director of the national park
service. It is estimated that 1.200,000
persons have visited the parks this
year. This is an enormous increase
over previous years and mainly Is due
to motor travel, according to offlcial
statements. In his message to motor
ists Mr. Cammerer said:
. "The very great number of motor
Ists who will visit the parks In the fu
ture should. and doubtless will, con
aider it a patriotic duty to aid the
government In every possible way in
preventing fires in these preserves.
"The government I. doing all It can
to make these parks accessible and
delightful for motorists and others.
They come from every state in the
Union. In the Yellowstone, of the 98,
000 visitors this year, 58,000 came Ib
automobiles. These motor tourists
should, lead, therefore, in the educa
tlon of their fellows as to the impor
tance of observing' safety regulations
within the parks.
"Unfortunately, despite warning
signs conspicuously posted, there are
always' some park visitors who will
throw away a lighted match or icsa
rette or leave a camp fire unetln.
guished, and heavy losses and expease
there was no such man In their outfit.
Then the old soldier told the sory
of the Ight between two members of
the company over a horse. It was a
terrlfc encounter, and Private Bar.
g r uwrolded the story ln such detal
as only an eyewltness could have re
called. He even remeinbered the
name of one of the combatants.
The examiners made another round
of the survivons. The story of the
flght was confirmed, and when Rep
resentative Williams produced thisl
evidence before the House committee
on Invalid pemnlons it convinced the
Ohio seminary nto I Kim Gilet ea
tered the teachers' profesiol. In
spred by the scces of Mrs. Bela A.
Lockwood as a lawyer In Washington
-who, Incidentally, was the frst wow
an to argue a case before the United
tates Supreme court-Miss OGillet do.
rted the teaching position to come to
Washington to study law under the
tutelage of Mrs. Lockwood, later en.
terng the law department pt Harvard
unlverity, at that tlme the only law
dass available to women. In 1883, she
obtalaed her degree and was admitted
to the bar.
A strong adheret at women's rights
end lrm believer In making the eo
pertuldte opens t man a to
woren, Miss Gole" eba hd el dss
wrs a m fs La lawt ws ansi
r 1een - am a sam s of
a11 is to !Is damimm
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