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Chickens Lay By Electric Light; Frank carpenter
Board Away From Home In Winter (Copy,S?h1ete,rank
Tanana, Alaska, Wants Railroad Citizens Are Boosters, Despite the Rigors of Arctic Winters Form Betting Pools
On Ice Breaks in River.
A BEAUTIFUL, ROOMY HOME
TANWA. Alaska. !sept. 16. I am
in tin- wry heart ol Alaska. Ta
nana (lamia to be the hub of the
t.inton It is a little town lving on
tiu- right bank of the ukon just about
hall wav between the Pacific and Arctic-
mean-- and halt wav down the Yu
kon in it- course from the internation
al bounduri at Kagle to its mouth.
"non it flows out into Ilehnnjj sea not
:a-- from "M. Michael. 1 have come SOU
mih- down the run trom Canada on
in wav to this point, and I have S00
nulls irore to go before 1 can set the
little steamer that mil take me over
liirins sea to Nome. Just opposite
when mv steamboat is anchored is the
mouth of the Tanana river. It is a
wide, sluggish stream, having a course
ot something like 600 miles from the
ranell mountains to where it flows
into the ukon. It will take me two
lais ot steaming to go up it to Fair
banks, where the timunus ot Uncle
Sam's new railroad is to be.
Want Railroad to Tanana.
The people mere think that the rail
road should be extended to Tanana.
Thtv claim that the Tanana river is
n.it di i-p enough for large steamers, and
that its sand bars and islands affect
navigation. They sav that if the road
wfre so constructed as to cross the
ukon at the rapids about 35 miles
aboie here the cost of bridging
would be extremely low. and the road
could then be run down the north bank
of the river to Tanana. opening up a
last region lving to the west and north
of the Yukon. This region has some
ol the richest placer deposits of Alaska,
intluding those of the Koyukuk river,
i here on sev eral occasions as much as
J10.0W worth of qur.rtr gold has been
toumlk-at the foot of a shaft eight or
JO icet in depth. Iber assert tnai
At that tune the ground freezes and
remains solid all winter. The trost goes
down to the bed of glacial ice that lies
under a great part of Alaska, and. as
far a we know, we live on a solid ice
block for seven months of the year. The
glacial ice does not melt in the summer.
The frot gets only through the moss
and muck, which is 10 inches or more
deep, and where you nail up the muck
vou find the ground below frozen solid.
If you clear off the rnoss and the muck,
it will thaw down to eight or 10 feet,
but in the winter such ground seems
to freeze from the top and the bot
tom until it connects. The frost begins
to go out of the ground about Mar 1
when the hot sun thaws the ice. It is
then that summer begins."
Zero Falls to 73.
"Hire me some idea of vour winter
weather? It must be terribly cold."
"Xot so bad. Not so bad," said judge
Dehn. "The weather keeps "rowing
colder and eolder from October on until
it gets down to 15 degrees below zero.
It holds that average throughout the
winter, although it now and then falls .
to to ana even ou aegrees neiow. x nave
seen it down to 73. Zero is hot winter
weather and we do not consider 15 de
grees below that point uncomfortable.
At such time we wear our ordinary
winter clothing and take off our coats
if we are at hard manual labor. I came
here from Canton, Ohio. Fifteen de
grees below zero on the Yukon is not
as cold as 15 above in Ohio. Our air is
dry and we do not feel the cold."
"Besides," continued judge Dehn,
"our houses keep out the cold. They are
made of logs, chinked with arctic moss.
The warmest building I have is my
log chicken house, which is lined and
ceiled with a framework, the space be
tween being filled with shavings. I
smh a road would also open up the I keep an air-tight stove going in it, and
great iarming possioiiiues oi imeni j uj ucus mv uh nmici.
Alaska and would giie direct access to
the ukon and its enormous tributary
Has Room for Population.
There is no doubt that Tanana can
oifer room for all the population she
mav have in the future. The corporate
limits at present are large enough to
give an acre to every man, woman and
child and leave some to spare. The
tnwn has 400 population, and it is
scattered along the water front for
more than a mile. At the lower end
of it begins the army post of Fort (Jib
son, which extends three mjlea farther,
and which haB a government reserva
tion of 60 square miles.
The town consist of the post and
the civil eommuniti. The latter has
two churches, three hotels, six saloons
and several large mercantile etsab
lishments. It has also a public school
and a moiie show. The buildings arc
of logs and boards, and the place on
the whole is the largest and most pros
perous of all on the Yukon river proper.
ao Keai iiaiKness in aunuaei.
The people of Tanana are enthusi
astic Alaskans. They have a chamber
of commerce, consisting of boomers.
Thev have a camp of the Arctic
brotherhood and a local organization
known as the Loral Order of the
Moose. Talk to them about their vil
lage and they will make you think it
a paradi-e. as beautiful as the rale of
Kashmir and as salubrious as Los An
geles. I asked judge Dehn, the United
States commissioner, who has been here
12 ear-. what he thought of the cli
mate. He replied:
"1 like it and I keep healthy and
happy summer and winter. Our summer-!
which last from Mav until the
middle of September, are more delight
ful than those of anr part of the states.
The thermometer ranges from 45 to 90
degrees above zero, and for the most
of the time there is scarcelr an hour
that tou cannot read within doors.
From "June 15 to the 10th of July
there is no real darkness, even at mid
night." Lire On Ice Blocks In Winter.
""How about vour winters'"" I asked.
''The man who went awav from here
and said that we have nine months of
I went out with the judge to see his
chickens. He has 150, mostly Rhode
Island Reds and Plymouth Rocks. He
sells his pure bred fowls at fa a piece,
and he gets $1.50 and upward a dozen
Sells Eggs at $5 Dozen.
Speaking of chickens. I have been
greatly interested in how they are
handled in these cold countries of the
far north. We brought SOfl blooded
fowls on our ship down the Yukon.
Ther had come from Seattle, and were
eon-igned to a man in Fairbanks. They
are still on the ship, and will go up
the Tanana river tomorrow. At Daw
son I met Chicken Bill)", who at one
time had 900 chickens, and who has
sold eggs in the winter for as much
as $5 a dozen. I have already written
of Swift Water Bill, who cornered the
1 day it is the custom to care for your
i-rnmcns in biuumer ana put tiiem out
to board in the winter, in Dawson and
Fairbanks there are a number ot
chicken boarding hou-e-. where fowls
are cared for at a regular rate. The
usual price for boarding a hen is $1 per
season, and this includes feeding and
keeping in a well warmed and well
lighted coop. The eggs laid during the
winter go to the landlord. As soon as
the warm weather comes on the owner
takes back his chickens and is thus able
to raise broilers and pullets and at the
same time have plentr of eggs.
Chicken Killing Time Interesting.
Another interesting feature is chick
en killing time. This corresponds some
what with hog killing time in the
states. When the weather gets cold it
stays cold all winter. The thermometer
goes down to below zero and the whole
country is a cold storage plant until
spring. This makes it so that meat can
be kept in a frozen state throughout
the winter. Kach householder having
decided how many chickens she will put
out to board, kills the balance. She
cleans and dresses them and hangs
them out of doors or in an indicated
building. They freeze solid the first
night and can then be laid awar in a
cold place and be brought in to be eaten
as needed. I know of one woman who
lias now 100 chickens. She will keep
them till fall, when SO will be killed
and the remainder 1m- put out to board.
Tiiat woman is sure of good chicken all
winter, and the meat will be far ltetter
than that from our cold storage plants.
Uses Frozen Caribou For Bntcher Kgn.
In Dawson a butcher told me how
tber managed to have fresh meat all
winter long. Said be:
"We bring our beef and mutton in on
the hoof before navigation closes, and
keep them until about the middle ot
October, after which time we are sure
of a steady cold until spring. We then
kill and dress them and hang them up
out of doors just as vou hang up beeves
in a cold storage plant. We then laT
them away and thaw them out as the
market demands. We freeze caribous ,
and moose the same war. La9t year
one of the butchers froze a caribou
with the skin and horns on. and just
as it looked when alive. He stood the
carcass out in front of his shop, ami
used it for a sign.
Ice Freezes Five Feet Thick.
Among other strange cold weather
features of this rrt of the world is
the watching the ice in the river to
see when it will form, how deep it
will freeze, and when it will go out in
the spring. One of the river captains
tells me be has measured the ice of the
egg market of the Klondike, buying, it ' Yukon and found it at times five feet
is said, bOyfl eggs at $1 a piece.
I have Ireard other stories almost as
interesting. For instance, the chick
ens imported from the states hare to
have their dar made of the same pro
portions of light and darkness as at
home before tier will lay. I heard of
a man at Circle," who imported a lot of
fowls from the states with the idea
of starting a chicken farm. After a
week or so they grew droopy. Tber
lost flesh and he got no eggs whaterer.
He was then told the chickens were
suffering from lack of sleep. It was
midsummer when the light is bright
throughout the 24 hours. The chickens
had no sunset to mark their bedtime,
and ther kept on scratching gravel all
night. The man decided to put them in
darkened coops at S p. m. and keep them
o until morning. The hens at once re
gained their old rigor and began to drop
"ranch eggs." which sold for several
dollars a dozen. am told that the
coops must be lighted during the long
dark dars of toe winter in order to
make the hens lar.
Chicken "Board" in Winter.
In the past few years there has been
a craze in Alaska in favor of the "help
ful hen." Most of the residents hare
I been keeping chickens and raising their
own egjf. At first many kept the
chickens throughout the summer and
sold them as cold weather came on to
in tfiicKness. in the ordinary season
the ice on the main part of the stream
is only two and one half or three feet
deep, and the water flows beneath it.
The ice forms the great highway of
travel in winter weather.
I asked this captain to tell me more
about the ice on the Y'ukon. He replied:
"Navigation opens at Dawson between j
ine otn and tne 16th ot .May. and it
usually closes about the 25th of Octo
ber. Long before, the center of the
river is frozen there is 'a continuous
strip of ice along the shores, and cakes
of ice float along the channel. As the
cold weather continues, the ice extend?
farther and farther out. until the chan
nel grows so narrow that the steamers
cannot make their war throurh The
floating cakes increase in number, and ,
at last they make gorges at the narrow i
the cold and the darkness as those I
"I tell you. the winters are awful,"
said one of the women of Fairbanks.
"These people say they enjoy life when
the thermometer is 20 or 30 degree be
low zero, and that it is not cold. I tell
vou it is cold, although the still air
does not make it so bitter.
"When it is more than 20 below wc
women stay in the house, and the men
as much at they can. We work by
artificial light for the most of the day.
and when spring comes everr one is
peaked and deathlike, and our com
plexions are pale. With the coming
of the long days our color returns, and
in summer we are as healthy and rosy
as can be imagined.
"And then the long, dark days rack
rour nerves almost to breaking. You
get tired of yourself and your friends
and want something new in the war of
amusement. You sleep as long as you
can and par but little attention to
hours. All parties are held late, and
ther often last far into the night. And
then the trouble of entertaining! Every
one has the same supplies, and the same
canned stuffs to select from. Yon go
to rour pantry and look at the shelves
in despair. It is hard to know what to
Difficult to Bury Dead.
Another Alaskan talked to me about
funerals. Said he:
"It is difficult to bury your dead in a
land wnerc the prehistoric ice lies only
two fett under the moss, ami where rou
have to build fires to thaw the ice
frozen gravel beneath. In winter you
sometimes have to chop the graves out
of the ice. There i no need of brick
walls or cement. The coffin is laid in
its ice tomb, the earth shoveled back.
and soon all is frozen solid again. The
dead buried in the winter remain frozen
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THE artistic design here given is of a compact, well arranged home. It will
look equally well built of shingles or brick or stucco.
First floor contains reception hall, parlor, dwing room and kitchen and
there are three bedrooms, sewing room and bath on the second floor. All sleeping
rooms contain closets.
Industry Means Success
3lot I'rrsNtrnt Hani Worker
Are Host ucceful In
Affair of l.lfc.
ny MADiror c. peters.
(Copyright 11 by Madison C
EN I US flutters, flashes and often
for an indefinite period, and when taken
up years later look just as in life. The
ice has turned them, as it were, to
statues of marble.' '
I close this letter with one of the ef
fusions of a poet of the Klondike:
A Dawson Citr mining man
Lay dying on the ice.
He didn't have a woman nurse.
He didn't hare the price; ,
But a comrade sat beside him.
His dying eyes to dose.
He listened to hn dring word
And watched him while he froze.
Another of An Interesting Series by Grace Darling, Clerer Newspaper Writer and Actress, Who Will Appear Here
Soon in a New and Exciting Film Play, "Beatrice Fairfax."
NK of the roads over whioi
every business girl would like
to have a through ticket witi
' no stopovers, is the road that ends in
the Fat Pay Envelope.
places and form solid ice there. As I some girls miss this road because
winter settles down into a steadr cold, j they are looking for a flower bedecked
the whole river is frozen from bank to ! j ath called "Luck." along which they
bank, and it is so solid that rou can j can idly saunter.
ran m Imih nl , . Zl '
hard winter and after that three months ; save the expense of warming and light -of
bad sleighing is a liar. Our winter I ing the coops during the long winter
starts in about Oct. 1. when the ther- I nights. J he would then import a sec
mometer drops to 15 degrees above zero. ' ond flock for the following summer. To
Beauty QiatS - By Edna Kent Forbes
'Ware Of Beauty Fakers i
run a train of cars over it
The most interesting time on the
Yukon." continued the captain, "is
when the ice breaks up in the spring.
That on the upper part of the rivw
breaks first, and pushes its war down
the stream. Itreaking the other ice as
it goes. The boats start in behind the
ice and move along as fast as ther can.
?"" J""'t" """" IAI "" l,nr , fn and money are.
.... . Ki win lira-, (Run suit j , wh
j."" . Ti .' "i:" rz:.iar. ".'v-1 throat,
ua.-, ami hitt -uii-imit junis oi tne
Other girls never find It becaos?
they are too lazy to look for it them
selves, and sit around waiting for
somebod to come along and lift them
into a gorgeous, asphalted, smooth,
boulevard marked "Pull."
Neither of tiiem ever reaches the
j soal where the real recognition and
Only those Ctrl
are willing to trudge
heat and i old. through dia-
summer. i -'umBemeni ana teii-sacruice. tnrougn
Bet On Ice Breaks. mu'1 and m'8' ard dust along the hard
I asked the captain to tell me about j and rocky roai ,ha ls labelled "effi-
the betting on the ice break. ciencj "
-mat is most exdting." was his re- '"' ?""" , f'uJZZZr PL n""V;
people Ket things at below cost. We are
KewspaPEIS THAT CAKE more for resard to the mole that left a scar. I caa
money than truth and magazines f?r advisa you to try jet another spcwai-
v. ' , " Cl 1 lt to haie that tiny .r remoied. Boui
mat axe trying to nil tnetr aurer- your doctor enuer careless or m-
tizing columns will run announce- efficient. Small moies are aiways taken
menu of so-called beauty doctors. '' without scars. Bat choose jojr next
who claim to make rou beautiful In
one course of treatments, and who
make all sorts of almost Impossible
assertions. Beware! You have only
your judgment to go by, for many
reputable beauty parlors adrertise
also, and all sorts of healing and
cleansing preparations are advertised
that are worth while using
Beauty doctoring is much like any
other profession, it suffers from Imi
tations. Certain excellent herb
compounds were once concocted and
immediately the patent medicine
faker trailed through the land, leav
ing bottles of bitter roots and water
in his wake, and collecting coin on
the way. Really able fceauty cul
turists can do such wonderful things
these days, that many a person with
no skill and but little knowledge
trades on the credence these real
A skilful doctor can make you fat
or thin, can eradicate wrinkles, fix
a receding chin, a crooked or snub
nose, clear a bad complexion, cure
many cases of baldness, make thin
hair thick indeed, there are few
parts of the human body that can
not be improved upon by skill. But
be careful ol your specialist be
fore yon put yourself in his hands.
You will find that the better the
doctors, the less complicated their
methods. Nature is the best doctor;
but nature needs a lot of intelligent
assistance at times. There are m.-mv
people, of course, -who go to the op- Don't pic); a "beauty doctor from an
posite extreme and claim that an en- advertising column at now halantly
tlrely natural life would mean true you tcovld a sale of icaists
health and beauty. This is a the
ory open to a good deal of dispute, octm carefully' Xo. massage cream
inasmuch as our most beautiful girls XtU" twi'S. a in.'XfcK
Ere more frequently from the hot- done bat here, aim. be careful of your
h0U5e" class, than the open fields P'"tt. Electricity is. also the only
- IA miPA lAr nHi, Livi.nnv -mm
ply. "All along the Yukon th
bet when the great ice break will oc
cur. They organize pools at Dawson
1 and Fairbanks, and large sums are lost
t and won at the whim of Jack Frost. At
Dan -on ther cut a bole in the ice in
the middle of the Yukon and erect a
pole about four inches thick, and 20
feet high. This freezes solid. Then
' thev fasten one end of a wire cable to
the top of the pole, and the other end
t an electric stop clock set to standard
. time, on the shore. The moment the ice
I moies the pole the clock stops, and
I hat moment marks the record of the
Ix-ginning of the running of the ice. It
never willing to pay full value for
nnythinir in life nor even for love, or
happiness, or success. That's the rea
son we o often get such poor, shoddy,
make-believe articles, for. after all.
everything worth having has its price
tag on it. and there are no discounts
on the worth-having goods.
V Crent lllxtnke.
"Women have an idea, that whtl mM
have to earn their success, women I
ban n't sot it Maitve you will come
batk in a month or so and we'll hai
I suggested she look a little more,
tut she said "Haven't got it. I told
you so before." and lounged listlessly
against her counter
At the next counter a bright-eyed
girl asked me what 1 had been look
l.ig for. I told her. and remarked I
couldn't understand why a standard
book wouldn't he kept In stock.
"Of course we've got It." said the
bright-eyed one and went over to the
other counter and brought over my
Which of those girls do you think
will arrive al the Fat Pay Envelope
V Thing to Think About.
Of course, you've been reading a
treat deal about the minimum
for girl? It's a good thing for the
law to try to secure every girl against
the greed of unscrupulous employers,
but you don't want to be in that class
of "slack" workers, for only those who
work without intelligence, without
enersrv. without interest or nuroose
have to take less than a living wage.
The girl who studies her Job. who
learns all that she can about it, who
pots vim and fresh muscle and brain
in it, never has to bother about a
minimum wage. Kmployers are only
too glad to pay 'tier a maximum wage.
Get on the road to efficiency, girls,
and before yon know It, the conduc
tor will be shouting -This way to the
Kat Pay Envelope Station."
(Copvright, 1SK. International News
hile perseieram-e works.
wears and generally wins.
Persever.ince built the piramtds of
Egypt. encircled n adamant the
I Chinese empire, scaled the stormy cloud
capped Alps, opened a gateway through
the watery wilderness of the Atlantic.
leveled the forests of a new world and
reared in their stead this peerless re
public What you most need is the will to
rise. Outside help Is vour greatest
curse. Tou must climb You can't ba
shot up in an elevator.
Schiller considered a person really
ab! 'who could man his heart " Maria,
Mitchell, the well known astronomer,
in the later iears of her life, in looking
back upon her career said "Born of
only ordinari capacit. but of extra
ordinarv persistencv "
Industry is the price of excellence la
evervthing. The most persistent are al
most invariably the most, successful. -
As wind and waves are on the aids
of the best navigators, so success is
ever on the side of the hard workers,
Ilroncham Had Time for Everything.
Lord Brougham's indefatigable in
dustry became proverbial. How In a
career of upwards of SO vears ho cov
ered law. literature. politics and
science, in all of which he ach'eved
distinction, was a mysterv to admiring
millions. One of his associates, re
quested to undertake some i.-w work;
excused himself on the giound that be
"had no time." but he addea. Jo with
it to that fellow Brougli.i-n. he seems
to have time for even thins '
The secret of it was. Brougham
knew how to work and never left a
moment unemploied. Such was -its tova
of work, which became a habit, that
no amount of application was too g'-ea.t
for him and it was said of him that
if his life station had been onlv that
of a shoe black he would never ha.v
rested satisfied until he had become tin
best shoe black in England.
Doing things better, no matter how
trivial, commands success
Emerson says if you only make rat
traps, make a better trap than an?
one else and you will find a baten
path to your door
An old sculptor said of his carvings,
when comment was made on his per
fectly finished work: 'The gods will
"Vo Lack of Work. f.r Workers.
There is no lark of work for tha
right sort of workers, no lack of op
portunity for his wages, but there is
a lack of men and women who do their
The qualit) yon can iut Into work
determines your salary. It does more;
it determines the quality of your life.
What you can put into work rather
than what you can get out determines
your success or failure.
Dishonest work is stealing and na
one can do honest work if he thinks
only how much monev can be gotten
out of the Job. instead of how much
manhood can be packed into it.
The surest way to raise vour salar.
is to increase our skill.
Hettero W ork Urines More Monev.
The more valuable ou make vour
services to our employer bT superior
work, the bigger an asset you become.
Your employer will make monev out
of you as yon make yourself mora
valuable to him.
Salaries are increased to meet tha
growing value of men.
In the long run the cream will show
up on top in any establishment. Do as
little as possible, give vour pmnWf
..... i pinched service. ou will stav where
"7 1 l-J-.,. - n ... I. ,- .-
.- vw ... auu .u inriiusn ine nait
Some folks work harder scheming to
work less than if they had done then
best to gne their employer the largest
Employers are looking for effiency
and those who are employed in higher
forms of occupation, at constantly in
creasing salaries, are the ones who ara
loyal to their employers and who do
their work surpassingly welt
A Narrative of Everyday Affairs
N Tkeir Married Life N-2
came in. I refused to go when I heard
that Lola Wilcox was going."
Frames was thinking rapidlv -I
have a plan." she said finally, "but vou
must be willing to play the game, and
not be cross when I tell j ou what it is."
Helen looked up interestedH. ad
Frances began to eagerly outline her
plan of action.
Some Very Daring
Blacks and Whites
Helen Balks At Lola Wilcox.
haie their? presented on a silver sal
ver There was never a greater ml--tr.ke
made There is no sex in work.
There is no sex in success. The girl
who gets to where she holds an hon
ored plate in her firm and is worth
.m i aia mi; JI Hit HT. It I - -
. '. rpai mniift in nr AavikKB .- a-..
ec'of, ,,, ues. and after , : .11 bets ",,,,; the ame means that a
ire oil. At the time the clock stops n 1 young man does
si. -am "histle is blown, and everr one j And that method was by being con
knous the hour and minute of the run- I tlnuallv on the job. by heing prompt
nmg The usual date is abont Mav 10 and aPCrte and dependable, and In-tli-
time when corn is planted in the 1?!"?.. ".!.t.12e-W.orlcl,?nd... showing
: csxruiT- iniiiaiivr miiii unr ninii' in u
word, by traveling the road that ls
i marked efficiency.
After working hou
fcfc-- -rOV would ou like to get out
I"-! of the cit over Saturday and
" Sunday?" said Warren, com
ing home early to find Helen almost
exhausted with the heat
"Oh. Warren! can you get away
early tomorrow?" Helen queried.
Wan en had been staying late every
I Saturday afternoon for extra business
and I len had steadfastly refjsed to
leave the city when he could not Join
her week-ends at least.
middle states, ast spring it was ear
her. The clock stopped Mav 3. at three
minutes past 10. and the ice moted
J ilovin stream the length of a citr block
! and jammed, the water rising behind it
j and oierflowing the beach in front of
' the town.
Betting Pool Has Many Subscribers.
"I hi usual betting pool at Dawson
I has oU
tinued. "and the amount each puts in
is $5; or it mav be as high as S100. so
; that the pool as a whole mar have a-
nuch as $6000. After a ool has been
; lormed. 60 si(s of paper, bearing the
numbers from one to 60, are put in a
' hat. Kach number represents a min-
! ut of the hour, ami the man who gets
i the minute shown bv the stop watch
as the flood reaches Dawson is gnen
the purse. Itets are alto made on the
, ilav of the month and week, and mion
tin- hour of the da. at which the whistle
I shouldn't have a good time, so what's
tn use of going?"
"You were crcy enough about until
I mentioned Miss Wilcox and then you
refuse to go." Warren said, flushing .
angrily. "Tou have the most foolish '
grudge against that woman and she '
has never done a thing against ou fn j
her life In fact, she goes out of her
way to sa pleasant things aDou' ou
"Indeed." Helen said, with om.n-ius
calm. "When do J -u see her so often
that she has an opportunity to say nice
things about me"
Why 1 see her occasionalli ." War- '
Sure I can. I m going to take It off. on the street. Fads ami v-incie I. nh- I
no matter what comes up. I hate like I lished right neir us The trouble is you
the di kens to have you here In this i are Jealous of her ,
terrible heat when you might Just as I , "hen a man tells a woman that she
well I away somewhere" he added, ! 's Jealous of another, aii.i it strikes
kissing her more tenderly than usual. I home, feminine psychology demands dl- I
"I like to be here If It helps vou I rt denial It is fatal for a woman tj I
an." Helen rejoined, catching 'his I "fess J ealousy. no matter how Jealous
hand and holding it against her face , she may be. '
for a second. "WelL what's the nlan?" don t see what reason vou have to
complexion, or the mv our hal- something ud ? our sleeve." l . "ell. I don t see an other reason
. .. .1 1 . . i - ,.... J !, - 1 . ,. '
kiuw. r iw Bnapf or lour nana, or
may admire your peaches and cream I "he said gaily. "Yon look as if you had ,
uvmnLvl,.. n ft- a ' BlVmul K n - a. . i.. ..
the cute way vou hold .our little fin
ger. but in office hours all that he
Is interested in is jour spelling, or
whether he has to lerifv onr riiruree. 1 I suppose I am in for it " Helen rejoin tl
' or speed up your salesmanship anxiously to be agreeable, but glad
. ui any renet irora tne C115. sne ana
n arren naa motored out of town nearly
.- a iti. ' I "l""" "" I Did you ner think, girls, fiat you
nave 10 won: quite as long hours anil
I have and you'll be crazy about It. ror unless it 3 because she s witty
In fact. I told Tom we'd come. I was and! bright and attractiv
so sure you'd like the idea." I "Does that mean that I am njne of 1
ell. out with it, tell me everything. Ji","B'' . .. ... . I
'vii v w an iiiivi, saiu iiaiirii iui-
patiently, "jou know what I mean. She
writes cleverly and she alwav s has
VJn Tv,t 1- K...., ..u. , ?'" " or a coiiken-pox nan. TB
........ ..u..j ,. wwbuwov s.u,t.ui 4i-u-. in fflWrtAllct, ttm.TI IrMt fti m
beauty culture and a natural life are are practically umsoaceaWe.
probably the best combination.
R. f There was no envelope eoiloscd.
Questions and Answers f? " .pr'Bt ,tty a0 ZZ.im "m c,olumt
- If you- nail are brittle, merely rub
N P- L. of Toton Tour letter i- too plenty of varehna In the ends or them
1 rs t- it rt -o will ai vicr tin wa. In each cight-
-:iT"-i t by George "tattvex Adn 3
just as hard to earn a little py en
velope as you do to earn a big one?
It Is true. The "kitchen girl" who
gets twenty dollars a month spends
longer liour over her cook stove than
the good cook does who gets $10 The
ten dollars a week stenographer toils
Just as hard as the hundred and fifty
collar pmate secretary
The clerk behind the counter labors
harder than the department head, or j
the buer who has her two trips a year ' '
11 ill blow. In 1914 the engineer on the and the
steamship Sarah ini ested SI in a $500 J "?. in f
pool, and won it all. That was a dai. j ro, r',
every week-end. but their little Jaunt
had been expensive and Warren had
grumbled several times at the prices.
"Well, Tom dropped in this morning
and said that he and Babbie were mak
ing up a small house party for the
week-end He told me we simply had to
1 accept so I proceeded to do so on (he
! spot Babbie said she wouldn't take no
tor an answer
1 m so glad you a cepted dear, noth-
ng will please me better. Who is to
Carp, of course, and the Garnctts
hour and minute pool. He guessed the
time right to the minute. There are
also many indiiidual bets. The crowds
gather cm the banks of the river and
watch the pole. As the whistle blows
the city goes mad.
"The same betting goes on at Fair
banks. The time there is the exact
minute the ice tears away the bridge
aero-ss the (hena mu. in the heart of
the town. It does that everv -pi ing.
breaking the po-.ts as though thev were
matches. Among the bets of last rear
was one made at the Tanana club for
:t 100 dollar dinner to lie tiiien to the
rowd. Toin Mdiowan was the loser
ami he gaie the dinner
Dark Days Wreck Nerves.
I 11-1 ' then 1- a rllfterem-r of nr-mion
a- to thi Maska vnitei- KU ar not
. thd- ".fn. about flu i. I.m-Mq r.F
So. if ou haie to put In the time !
d the labor, why not make it bring 1 are going out from Hemosted. and Jack
adequate returns ; i-armaiee ami nenedlct. vou remember
with jou You elect which I him. don't ou know you liked him so
ou will travel If vou never ! much the afternoon vou met him at
Unrn how to roast meat without burn- Frances Knowles And, oh. es. Lola
tt it or make a .-.auce that doesn't I Wilcoi is to be there "
taste like billposters' paste, vou cant ', Unrrrn la Insistent.
expert ani one to pay you good monev
lor spoiling good food.
If you never learn how to spell or
to write a letter without making blots
and erasures and getting names wrong.
iou ' an't demand a raise in your
i.ae lmir emploier can get mil
lions of near-stenographers like you
cheap cluap as dirt, as all poor article-
The girl whose pay he rait.es is little
aliss Efficiency, whose copy is per
fect, who never makes mistakes and
v. hose memory is trained to hold tele
phone numbers and addresses and a!l
the office details until she becomes a
buMn Sb necesMti
I went Into a .tore the other day I
10 mu a nnoi- Tne cierK wno waite-i
t r the ifl'imf I wanted said. ' V
if Warren had exploded a bombshell
he could not have roused Helen more.
, ii ...iTOi was 10 - mere, ana 1 turned. Keeping an arm
11 arren naa aireaay accepted, so mat and shakinir I
dozen or so men hanging about her no 1
wonder she knows how to handle them ' I
W'arren had said enough to reduce
Helen to passionate tears. but she
plucktly held her ground, and struggle!
for self control. I
"And what is more." Werren con
tinued, "you'll either go down to the
Bells with me tomorrow, or else I shill
70 alnn "
I Helen was on the noim ..f telling- him
that that was what he would have '" 1
do when the bell suddenly rang, ami
before she could tell Mari not to admit
anone. a laughing, girlish voice asked J
for Helen and the next minute Frames J
was in the room. ;
i-rames. sain Helen, rising im
petuouslv. "when did jra get back.
dear? I've mised vou so Oh. vou
j look so well and i think ou re plumper
man )uu wR
The Glrl Confer.
lis good to see you. trances re
hands with Warren "I
was tunous. sne 1 nmh nn h,,. ihi, art ..,-.. .. ,.. r-.i
,..u.. . , contain nerseu ior . out ir jou are going to the Bells and
a moment, hut she managed to mainlan , to tell you that If vou're not. voiiv.
a silen.e that .ould almo.st be felt. ot to reconsider and come I know
Warren whirled the paper he hadliou're Innted Helen. 1 ou look thi 1
opened 110m halantli Helen wondered j . ome on in lour room wmle I take ..ff
utr nrir.i- unc.mcerneu as ne seemed . m hat and we can have a chat toa-eth-
1 nnoi- Tne cierK wno waite-i Hairen returned.
-ai. - .uieless elanre at I" j Nothing, nothing at all
nnil n it -o tit bothering to hu'it I dr.n t like l,, r T t-elieie I
to be and then, as he looked up and
smiieu. no asKea
How do you like the crowd""
"I like everyone hut Miss Wilcox.'
she r. torted
Whj. what's the mat'er with her'
nit r.ie u; and t 11 her I won t I.e th. le
I know Mr Curtis won't mind.'
And Frances, whose keen eyes had
seen tlat something was wrong car
ried He en off to her own room, where
the to women looked at each other
a few minutes before the tears rose to
'You'll think I am -a.i " Hel. -i s-i J
sadli "but Waircn ami I - re lust di-
j cussmg g.iing to the Bells when ou
.St"1: iAlrfflKA -i
1' --' 7U I ;
BY LA RACONTEUSE
Rather danng black and white checks
are introduced in some of the new fall
suits and prove very attractive. The
normal waistline is moulded beautifully
in this instance and the flare skirt is
divided by a row of bone buttons.