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THE GIRL from
By GEORGE RANDOLPH CHESTER
(Copyright by tho McCluro Newspaper Syndicate.)
Into tho llttlo drawer of her
When Jaraos E. Carroll, his attlro
fully keyed up to his pink tie, swag
gered Into the Hotel Belvelgh barber
shop, tho boss barber loafing over at
the table of Besslo Williams grinned
In splto of his prosent 111 humor,
"Plpo the vlllago cut-up," ho ob
served. The Manicure Qlrl surveyed tho
newcomer with a keen eye.
"No, Billy," she replied, "It's the
"Whatever ho Is," Insisted Billy,
"he's a Hick and looking for a ten
Again tho girl surveyed the new
"No," she onco more dissented, "I'll
bet you tho size of the tip that he
"The same which would bo a fine
and wise bet for me to make, I think I
not," observed Billy, and added a
forcible word or so under hU breath
as he started forward, for Mr. James
E. Carroll, having looked down the
line of Greeks and Italians who stood
Invitingly at their empty chairs, gave
a glance at the only American barber
In the place, and climbed Into the
only chair which had no attendant.
"I'll take a round trip," he affably
observed as Billy slipped the sleeves
of the shaving apron over his arms.
"Shave, sir?" coldly Inquired Billy,
who, nevertheless, had understood
perfectly what his customer meant.
"The whole howling hippodrome,"
said young Mr. Carroll, unabashed.
"Do everything you know how."
"Just watch me make this fresh
wop's pocket change shrink down to
the edge of hlss return ticket,"
growled Billy to the Manicure Girl as
he made a pretext to go past her
table for fresh towels.
"I wouldn't have your Ingrowing
grouch for money," laughed the girl.
"You would If you ached to fur
nish a flat and got turned down
every time you mentioned It," he
"I told you that was barred," she
Informed him. "I think I see myself
In an East Harlem flat, with cheese
cloth curtains on the front windows
nnd a garbage can on tho fire escape,
counting how many Wienerwursts we
get for a dime."
It was in consequent savageness
that Billy began upon the task of
giving his country customer "a round
trip." He cut that hearty young gen
tleman's hair, and singed and sham
pooed and dandrufflned It, he shaved
him and massaged his head and his
face, ho put upon him drenches of
every bottled thing In his possession,
then he grinned, yanked up tho chair,
Jerked off the towels and handed over
his largest check. But Mr. Carroll
was scarcely Interested.
"Is that all you can do?" he asked.
"We havo a chiropodist, but he's
not on duty Just now," snarled Billy;
"while you're wal'.lng, though, you
can get manicured."
"Mo for tho manicure I've heard
about 'em," said Mr. Carroll; "and
Just as a sporting proposition I'm
going to sample a sample of every
"thlng there is in New York."
"Just go right ahead and Bee It New
York cares," Bill advised him.
"I don't caro whether -New York
cares," returned Mr. Carroll, largely,
"and that's where I've got tho best
of New York."
As a matter of living up to that
largeness he presented Billy with half
a dollar, then ho swaggered across
tho shop to the cashier's desk, flaunt
4ng a twenty-dollar bill in his hand
and glancing with speculative assur
ance at the row of manicure girls.
Tess, who was qulto universal In her
tastes, used her large eyes freely, but
with the usual negative effect. No
body could be persuaded to believe
them. Instead of succumbing to the I
girl who owned them, Mr.- Carroll's
gazo roved right on over her head to
tho deceptively demure Miss Wil
liams. "Mr. Smarty from Smartville," com
mented Tess with a toss of her head.
"I don't want him," retorted Miss
Williams, "If I draw Johnny Fresh
I'll give him tho Salting down of his
life. It'll be a real quiet convention
we'll hold, with me In the steam
As a preliminary to this process,
when Mr. Carroll sat down at her
table she spread out both his hands
beforo ber and surveyed them critic
ally; then she smiled with an appar
ent attempt to conceal It; then she
looked demurely up. Mr. Carroll was
red. Some uncomfortable thought
held him silent throughout the entire
operation, checking any desire for
conversation and killing any Inclina
tion whatsoever toward flippancy.
When he got up to go ho looked at
the change dubiously, then at tho
girl, then back at the change and
again grew red. His dilemma was
obvious. He did not know whether
or not It was tho proper thing to tip
a lady, Sometimes Miss Williams
took tips and sometimes sh refused
them. This timo she accepted beforo
one was" really offered.
T'hank you," said she very
He pushed a quarter toward her
tentatively and she swept It noncha'
WAS PROOF-READER'S ERROR
A story demonstrating the lasting ef
fect of a proof-reader's error was told
by Sir Everard lm Thurn in the course
of an address to the members of the
Xloyal Horticultural society recently.
I It had been noticed, he said, that In
the course of lta growth the nut which
was now known as tho cocoanut was
olmllar to the face of a monkey, and so
.the Spanlahand Portuguese word "c
eo.'! meaning, a grin or grimace, was
.'ftUaabid'to It. "
"Thank you," she said again, still
Thoso wero the only four words
that had been spoken during tho en-
"How did you tamo him, Bess?'
asked the other girl.
"Mado him see tho size of his
hands,'1 explained Miss Williams with
a shrug. "You can do that with any
of them that have big ones, and after
that they'll lay down and roll over
and Jump through hoops at the mere
glance of command.1
The next day ho came again, but
with not nearly so much assurance.
Again ho took Billy's chair, buUthere
was very little aggressiveness about
"What will you havo a sample of
today?" asked Billy.
"Shavo," said Mr. Carroll, wearily,
as he lay back In the chair.
When Billy turned him loose he
went over to Miss Williams and
spread out his hands upon her table,
dropping opposite to her with a
"You don't want me to treat your
nails again?" she objected.
"Sure," he said. "I came In on
"This Is one of tho good things you
can overdo," she told him. "If I'd
give those nails the full course so
soon you'd havo to get a new seti"
He was quite dismal about It.
"Can't you just fuss around with
them a llttlo bit, then?" he Inquired.
"I'm so lonesome I could go to jail
"Maybe I could finish yesterday's
job a little," she returned. "It would
be cheating, but I don't mind," and
she studied them carefully.
The fact of the matter was that
Mr. James E. Carroll was quite pal
pably unhappy, and the Manicure Girl,
who always wore her claws un
sheathed for "fresh" people, could not
withhold comfort from unhappy ones.
"What's the matter? Hasn't Now
York been clubby with you?" she
asked, as she went gingerly to work.
"No," he complained, "the town's
too slow. There's more fun out In
Prosperity, Indiana, where I came
"That isn't what ails you. There's
a girl back in Prosperity."
"There's half a dozen of them," he
"Yes?" she inquired, and looked
him over carefully. "There's only
one. I'll put a little bet down on It;
a bag of peanuts against a package
of chewing gum."
He looked a long time at the Mani
cure Girl's imported pompadour, then
he called a boy and handed him a
"Bring a package of chewing gum,"
That's when Miss Williams began
not to dislike him so much.
"Yes," he went on by and by.
"There Is just one girl back In Pros
perity, that Is, one worth mention
ing, and I'd give a hundred dollars
It she was here."
"So much as a hundred left," she
asked, In apparent surprise; "and you
here two days?"
"It does melt pretty fast," he con
fessed, smiling, "but I'm good for a
few days longer. I brought between
three and four hundred dollars with
"Gee!" exclaimed Miss Williams.
"What will they do for a circulating
medium out there?"
"Oh, there's some left, I guess," ho
told her, but not among the gang.
You see, I won this in a poker game,
the biggest one we ever had in
"My, what a wicked little sport!"
she gasped. "I guess you're tho hor-
The boss barber was not, however.
"Somb chummy with Mr. Yap from
Yapvllle," ho sneered to tho Manlcuro
"Ho's a real nice little Hick, Billy,"
sho Insisted, ".but ho was as solemn
as classic music; and you know mo
Any time I see anybody look moo
oyod I've got to bo Busy Bessie, 'the
"So I notice," said Billy, "but you
usually manage to spring that gag
on tho strangors."
"You needn't worry, Billy," she re
torted. "Not that you've got any
mortgago on tho promises, but that
I hato to seo you taking all that splto
out on the poor Dagoes. Considering
the couple of hundred dollars my pet
Hick has left, ho's not likely to bo In
Sho was mistaken. In a wook he
was In again, more aggressive even
than ho had been tho first time. Some
way there was a chango In him, Tho
noisy tlo was gone, he had a new
hat, and he carried himself a ehado
"scrappy," as she expressed It
"Hello!" she hailed him.
thought you'd gone back to tho girl In
"Not yet," he Bald. "I don't think
I'm going back except when I go
after the girl."
"No?" sho asked. "What's hold
"Money, he replied gleefully, and
displayed a huge roll of bills.
"Who died In your family?" she
"It 'isn't that," he jlaughed "but
New York has too much loose coin
for a man to leave. I'vo found out
how to tako Its wealth away from It"
"Good!" she exclaimed. "Llttlo old
New York needs a trimming. Go
after it and get it good. But how
aro you doing It? I'm greedy to
"Oh, just speculating a llttlo In
stock and grains," ho replied.
"Reuben, Reuben!" she gasped.
"You'll be the death of me yet"
"You're mistaken In tho name," he
retorted. "It's Hiram H. Hanks of
Hawklnsvllle, or possibly Josh Dill
She surveyed him with some dis
"My, but I bet they miss you In
Prosperity. What a merry wag you
must be when you're going good.
"Regular clown," ho grinned.
"JuBt for that I'll'mako you listen to
my real name."
From his pocket ho drew a Btamped
and addressed letter and pointed to
the "James E. Carroll" written in tho
corner under the Belvelgh card.
"And here's the girl," he said,
pointing to the address with a
strange combination of diffidence
and assertlveness. "Elizabeth Ruth
"Hick, Isn't he, Billy t Yap, I guess!
Also a pin-head and a few other
things; but Jtist tho samo, he camo
here to spend thrco hundred dollars,
and he's been hero over a week, and
ho's got about six hundred of It left
I call that real Marathon blood my
self. If you'd go out and turn a few
tricks like that you could come down
to your dally toll In a buzz-wagon."
"He'll bo down on tho Bowery pan
handling beforo ho gets through,"
It did not seem to happen right at
once, however, Every time James E.
Carroll camo In he looked more pros
porous, nnd he told tho Manlcuro Girl
each time of how much money ho
was making as a "grain and stock
operator." Every time it was moro
and more. He didn't exactly boast
about It; ho was only gleeful In a
largo, childish way, and It Is doubt
ful It he gloated to any one else as
ho did to Miss Williams. He had
constituted her his confidante from
the beginning, and seemed to feel It
a solemn duty, as well as a Joy, to
como In and let her know his prog
ress. It was strange, too, to see his
transition from a country boy to an
all-rounder. His clothing now was
up to tho minute, his talk up to the
second, and everything about him
was right on tho dot; but In place
of the rugged pink and brown of his
cheeks he now had a massaged com'
plexlon, and there wero pouches under
The Manicure Girl camo In ono day
laughing and still half vexed.
"Guess whero I saw James E. Car
roll," she said to Tess; "In a big red
racer with three stunning chorus girls.
I was with Frank you know him;
head ruBher over at Churley's.
" 'It's Plunger Jimmy Carroll.' Frank
"'Geo!' I said. 'Has ho got so far
along that Broadway knows him?'
"'Sure,' said Frank. 'He's the hot
test member on the main Btem. He'B
just Jimmy, along the lino. All tho
late places know him and all tho fol-
lies and Fluffles know him.' How's
that for a pace?"
"Ho got the quickest education of
anybody ever I saw," commented Tess,
"If he was mine I'd have a sparkling
rock as big as tho head of a hat pin
out of him."
You vo had plenty of chances, re
torted Miss Williams, "but I don't no
tice that Tiffany effect on you."
Mr. Carroll came in tho next day,
"You ought to seo my now car," he
told the Manicure Girl as he sat down
at her tabic.
"I saw It yesterday," she snapped.
"You were peddling a fine load of
"Weren't -they tho class of tho
ing?" sho nskod, eyeing tho creaturo
with supromo disfavor.
'It s to mako an already peerless
beauty look still moro llko a queen,"
ho told her, complacontly. "I exam
ined something llko two tons of dogs
to find this speclmon. I bought it to
tako my placo in tho honk wagon
alongsldo of Beauty Phillips, when I'm
busy throwing a harpoon Into tho
"Did you writorthat letter yet? sho
"Yes," ho answered shortly.
"It's about tlmo to wrlto another
one, isn't It?"
"No," ho replied, defiantly. "I'm not
going to wrlto any more."
She looked at him and shook her
head, but sho said nothing, and her
very Bllenco angered him.
What's the use?" he hotly went
on, and sho divined that, after all,
his anger was more at himself than
at her. "Why should I hldo tho facts
from myself any longer. I'vo grown
away from Prosperity."
"I should say you had," sho agreed.
It Prosperity could know how you'vo
changed for the worse, it wouldn't
recognize you on the street'
"It's not my world any moro," ho
continued, paying no attention to her
interruption, "and tho people aro not
of my world." ,
So you hinted before, she re
minded him; "but that doesn't keep
you from writing to tho girl."
He hesitated a moment
"But her letters do," ho finally said.
"I got one from her yesterday. It
wa3 about nothing but tho new coat
of paint on tho Baptist church, and
about thero being an epidemic of
measles In the town, and about "
"That's about far enough," sho told
him, furiously angry. "Awful drivel,
Isn't it? I can see the little fool out
there now, sitting down to wrlto about
such trifling things In her Ignorance
Red hair I think you said she had,
and red cheeks, and you called her
Reddy. Coarse, ignorant, country per
son, no doubt. Well, I don't blame
you for shaking her, now that you
havo got up among the real peoplo,
real ladles like Beauty Phillips and
her crowd, and real gentlemen of the
sort that loaf around the hotel bars
on Broadway. You're right to cut her
dead right now. Why, she might
sometime coma to New York, and If
she should happen to meet you on
Broadway when you wero with somo
of your swell friends, and should nod
to you, you'd bo 'disgraced for life.
; rap WlPCi KNll
"In a Big Red Racer With Three Stunning Chorus Girls."
rible exampla in Prosperity. I guess
they won't let yoii come to the church
sociables, nor tho husking bees, nor
anything. What does the girl think
"Sho doesn't know anything about
It," he returned rather soberly. "If
she found It out, I don't think she'd
like It very much."
Miss Williams liked him even bet
ter for tho seriousness with which he
considered this phase of the matter.
"Of course, she's pretty," she sug
gested by and by.
It was good to seo his face light
"I call her Reddy, but her hair isn't
really red," ho explained. "It's a
dark brown, that seems to flare up
copper colored sometimes when tho
sun shines through it; and sho has
tho brownest of brown eyes, and the
reddest of red lips, and the whitest
of white teeth, and the pinkest
cheeks; and "
"Sure," she Interrupted; "I 'know
tho kind. You can find her on tho
front page of any of the twenty-six
best sellers, and on the covers of all
tho magazines when they haven't
anything special to feature; and I
suppose after this lonesome little
Seelng-New-York trip all by yourself,
you'll go back Home and marry the
girl in the last chapter."
"You bet I will," ho returned, de
cidedly, and when he got up to go he
was feeling a lot moro cheerful.
When Dr. Johnson was writing his
famous dictionary, he had an article on
the "coco nut," but the careless proof
reader passed a mistake in the spell
ing of the word, the compositor having
inserted an "a," and the word appear
ed as "cocoa-nut." This spelling of
the word has been adhered to ever
since. Of late years the nuts have
sometimes been styled "koker-nuts"
The average depth of tand in tho
doerts of 'Africa la from 30 to 40 feet.
Emery. Don't you think its some
pumpkins of a name?"
"It's a shlno to Elizabeth E. Car
roll; and for that I suppose I get
"You sure do," ho agreed. "I'm
writing her a dandy letter, I'm tell
ing her ail about the good business
I'm In and how much money I'm
making. Why, say, do you known
I'm ahead over five hundred dollars
since I saw you?"
The Manicure Girl pushed back his
hand, and hastily reached down his
hat from the hook overhead.
"Run!" she exclaimed. "Get away
quick before they And out you'vo got
It, or they'll take it away if they havo
to strangle you."
He merely grinned.
"Oh, I don't know," ho said con
fidently. "I'vo noticed that tho
peoplo who do gouge its money out
of Now York, and keep It, como from
places like Prosperity, Indiana.
There's a lot moro whero this five
hundred grew, and I'm going to pick
"Poor child," sho commiserated. "I
can see your bumps on tho way."
"Maybe so," he admitted, "but let
mo tell you, little lady, I'll be hav
ing the timo of my life until they
reach me, and it they clean me I've
made my three hundred stretch a
long, long way."
He held his head high and his big
shoulders square as he walked' out,
and Billy snorted; but he got no satis
faction put of tho Manicure Girl. ,
English Cast Biggest Ingot
The biggest ingot ever cast in the
world has just been turned out by a
Sheffield, England, company, accord
ing to the Engineering and Mining
Journal. It Is designed tor admiralty
purposes and is cast of acid open
hearth steel. The feat was accom
plished without accident and stand
as a record in the production of steel
It is 24 feet long, 7 feet 1 inch
mean diameter over flats and 7' feet
8 inches mean diameter "brer corners.
card?" he laughed, and seemed quite
proud of it. "That flossy blondo on
the outside was Beauty Phillips, tho
sensation of 'Tho Pink Canary.' She's
going to star next season, and Angel
jimmy may uacn me snow.
"Fine for Beauty Phillips!" said tho
Manlcuro Girl, and then sho was an
grily silent for a few minutes. "Look
here, Mr. James E. Carroll," she sud
denly demanded; "when did you wrlto
last to tho girl in Prosperity?"
"By George, I I Intended to wrlto
her last night," he stammered. "I-
I haven't been answering her letters
as promptly as I ought, and that's
"When ' did you write to
her?" Bho Insisted.
"Well, it's been why, confound It,
it's oyer three weeks," ho Anally con
Ana then I'll bet It was on one
page, she snapped back at him,
"You told her you were too busy to
write, only Just those few lines, but
would write more tomorrow."
That time sho made him blush.
Now, she sternly went on, "you
go right out of hero and write to that
girl; and keep it up, or don't over
"Cross my heart, hopo to dlo if
don't," he promised.
The next time he came In he was
leading a particularly ugly bulldog.
"Isn't that a! lovely mut?" ho asked
as he tied tho end of tho chain to his
"What's It good for besides tflll
11 bet sho'd be a scream on Broad
way, with her funny clothes and her
funny little hat and her red complexion."
"That'll be about all," ho said, as
he jumped up and unwound his dog
chain; and his face had turned sud
denly pale. "My Ideas have changed
somewhat about things back in Pros
perity, but I can t stand for having
that girl roasted, even In a Joke."
It was over a month beforo he
camo In again, and tho Manicure Girl
had missed him. Now sho Baw at
onco that something was wrong. He
was nervous and abstracted, though
he tried to be his old flippant self.
With the shrewd eyes of Miss Wil
liams upon him ho kept thinking of
one thing while he talked of another,
asked questions without listening to
tno answers, then asked tne same
'How much did you lose?" sho
finally asked him.
Ho stared at her in wonder.
"How did you know? Where did
you hear? -ho slowly questioned,
"You'vo been telling mo ever since
you came in," she said.
"I expect I have," he admitted.
Well, they got to mo In lumps and
gobs. For the past month I think I
was about the only bull in a bear
market I went down the greased in
cline so fast it smoked from tho trie
Hon. Tho first ot this week I had
to sell both automobiles."
I can seo the headlight and the
glimmer studded watch going next,
she commented, with a shake of her
head. "I suppose they've about got
all that automobile money by now.'
"Suppose again," he retorted. "They
did get nearly all of It at first but
tho market changed at last, and I've
mado a little money since. If I'd close
out now I'd havo at least three thou
"Tell me wnero It Is and 111 go
get It for you," offered the Manicure
Girl, hastily. "You tako that money
and go right back to Prosperity, -In
diana; buy the village dry goods em
porium; marry that girl; settle down,
and ' get fat. Then this experience
will have dono you good."
He shook his head.
I can never go back thero," ho
said; "never! That's not my world,
I tell you. I'll make back the money
I lost I'vo learned a few tricks In
tho last couple of weeks."
"Oh, New York will educate you,1
sho owned; "but,' you know, college
graduates dan t amount to much,
"Never mind," he Insisted. "I'vo
played this game to win before, and
I can do It again. Watch me."
"You'd bettor send at least one
thousand dollars ot that money to tho
girl back homo to plant under tho
cellar stairs," sho suggested.
Sho watched him narrowly, and
then she smiled to herself. The men
tion of the girl In Prosperity did not
seem to annoy him this time.
"That much money wouldn't scare
her, at any rate," ho said, smiling.
"Sho's rather well-to-do for a coun
try town. Sho's an orphan and liyes
with her married sister. But don't
you worry about that thousand. I
can use that to elegant advantage
Tho next tlmo sho saw him was on
tho street He triad to pass on by
with a nod, but -she called to him and
he came back reluctantly.
"What's tho matter with you?" sho
demanded. "You look like a ydster
day's three-cent bunch of soup vege
tables." Ho glanced down at himself rue
fully. His clothes needed brushing'
and prosslng, hfs shoos needed polish
ing, his faco needed shaving.
"I'll givo you four guesses," ho of
fered, with an attempt at his old
"I only need one," Bho replied.
"You wouldn't listen to your Aunt
Bessie, and they got you." (
"Yes," ho admitted, "thoy got mo
and they got me good. I haven't a
"What aro you going to do?"
"I don't know," he said, and, in'
spite of his attempt to carry It off
manfully, thero was a catch in his
voice. Tho ginger was all out of him.
"I'll get anothor start somehow, I
"Oh, yes," she agreed. "Some ot
your friends are sure to help you get
back on your feet again; Beauty
Phillips, for instance."
"Hang Beauty Phillips!" he said.
"Such language I" she exclaimed,
but nevertheless sho secretly delight
ed in it, this time. "I guess you're
about ready to go back to Prosperity,"
He drew a sharp breath.
"I'd die first!" ho declared. "I'll
llvo some way, though. They always
live," and he laughed bitterly. "I
passed a group of Just Buch men as
I may become, sitting on the stone
bench at Herald square; but I'll keep
on living, I am sure of that"
He seemed to be afraid that he
would not. He seemed to be afraid
of himself, and suddenly Miss Wil
liams saw with a shock that he was
one of the tragedy kind!" It set
her to swift thought, and a sudden
bold Idea came to hor.
"I believe I know of an opening for
you, she said, wltn a suppressed
gasp at her own temerity; "a part
nership that would be about the best
thing you over had offered to you
Como around and see me next Mon
"What kind of a business Is it?" he
asked eagerly, a new light of hopo
springing in his eyes.
"You musn't ask questions," sho
warned him, "because I don't want to
disappoint you. I feel very sure,
though, that I can land It for you."
That afternoon between work she
wrote a letter, a proceeding which
always made the boss barber nervous.
Billy, however, managed to get a
glimpse at tho envelope beforo It was
mailed, and felt better about it, for
tho letter was addressed to Elizabeth
Ruth Emery, Prosperity, Indiana.
On Monday morning, Elizabeth Ruth
Emery and her sister arrived, and
Elizabeth Ruth sent down word that
she would like to' see Miss Williams.
That young lady promptly went up to
tho room, and was confronted by a
girl almost as pretty as Jimmy had
tried to describe.
The two girls shook hands, and if
there had been any distrust In the
bosom ot Miss Edwards it melted in
a moment , as she looked Into the
truthful eyes of Bessie Williams.
Whcro is Mr. Carroll?" asked the
girl from Prosperity, with trembling
eagerness. "How ill Is ho? Has he
a good doctor?
"I'm his only doctor," responded
Miss Williams, "and tho only pre
scription I've given him was the one
wrote to you. You see, It isn't his
body that's sick, It's his mind.
Jimmy Carroll's a good boy, but he's
Miss Emery flushed a bit, 'Indig
nantly, but her sister smiled.
"I suspected as much," she said.
"I think your description is about
right, Miss Williams. Ho Is a good
boy, and I'm afraid he is the rest
"I gues3 he's cured of that," said
Miss Williams, laughing, "but after
all, he's no bigger fool than the crowd
that put him on the reefs. Ho thought
ho could play the bucket "shops, and
no living manhas ever kept at that
ana iimsueu on mo cozy siuo oi it.
For about a month ho thought he
owned Now York, and now ho's down
and out; that's all. I tried to get him
to go home, but ho wouldn't go, so I
sent for the sheriff."
The girl from Prosperity was non
plussed; also sho was honest.
. "I don't qulto know whether to
thank you for Inducing me to tako
this trip or not," sho said, a little
until you see Jimmy," re
Miss Williams easily, tor
quite confident ot the out-
KEEP FIRE LOSS AT MINIMUM
Advice Given New Yorkers li Worth
Heeding by Residents, of the
Don't block the fir escapes. You,
may need them yourself tonight
Don't leave everything "to tho land
lord. Inspect your own house fromi
collar to garret and, locate all oxltsj
Don't throw cigars or cigarettes out!
of windows. Thoy drop on awnings'
and set them nflro.
Don't allow children to play with
Don't use matches or candles In
dark closots or cellars.
Don't keep matches except In a Mm
box with cover attached.
Don't toss " away a match unless'
completely extinguished, and then toss,
it into a metal or porcelain receptacle.-
Don't fill lamps or oil stovoB while
lighted. Don't uso naphtha or gasoline for
cleaning purposes where thero aro'
open lights or fires.
Don't put ashes on a dumbwaiter.
Don't accumulate old beds and bed
ding or other trash in cellars.
Don't allow delivery boys to tie
back the dumbwaiter door in cellar; I
by this means fires havo spread'
Don't neglect to havo the chimney
flue cleaned once a year. You are re
sponsible, not your landlord. From
"Flreprooflng a City," by Joseph John
son, Fire Commissioner of New York,
In the American Review of Reviews.
OWN THEIR OWN GREENHOUSE
Leading Municipalities Are Beautify
ing Their Streets With a Profit
Treo planting campaigns are being
carried on In many cities of the United,
States, resulting in profit and attract-!
iveness to these cities. In St Louis,
for instance, the estimated value of,
the 06,500 trees and shrubs turned out
In two years by the two municipally1
owned greenhouses was $12,721.70.1
Tho original cost and maintenance ex
penditures amounted to $4,000, leaving
a net profit to the city of $8,721. For
merly the park department was
forced to buy tho trees they Bet out.
In Philadelphia, tho Fairmount Park
commission, which has supervlslpn of.
over 127,000 'street trees in the city,
is planning to turn many treelees
streets into shady' avenues as a step
toward conserving life and health. A
tree-planting campaign in Baltimore
In 1914 will be extended to the plant
ing of 1,500 trees, and during tho win
ter all the dead trees in the city will
bo removed. It is estimated that by
planting' seedlings the city will In tho
course of three years eavo many hun
dreds of dollars each year. y
When you want a new cook you.
advertise. When you want to let tho
world know which means tho man
around tho corner and his wife that
you sell better ireat or better carpets
or better automobiles for less money
than your competitor down tho street
Therefore, if a big city wants to
be bigger, If 'a prosperous city wants
to be richer, why not advertise? Pub
licity, In one way or another, has made
most big fortunes and most big in
dustries. Advertising, clever, consist
ent persistent advertising, has turned
half-starved little businesses Into
sleek, well-fed corporations.
Let Easterners wake up to tho busi
ness interests of their home' town and
build up their city commercially by
the same methods that they would
adopt In booming their own business.
Money spent on municipal advertising
pays cities out West learned that
Jong ago. Washington Herald.
RABBITS OUTWIT MAN
About 45 years ago three pairs of
enterprising rabbits wore Introduced
into Australia. Today, tho increase
of these six immigrants may bo counts
ed by millions. Thoy became a pest
to the country. Fortunes have been
spent to exterminate them. Wire fen
ces many feet.hlgli and thousands of
miles long have been built to keep out
the invaders. ,Tho rabbits bad to fight
awful odds to live. Thoy have de
veloped a new nail a long nail tfy
which they can retain their hold on
the fence while climbing. With this
samo nail they, can burrow six or eight
Inches under the netting, and thus en
ter the fields that mean food and life
to them. They are now laughing at
man. Reserve power, has vitalized for
these rabbits latent possibilities, bo
cause they did not tamely accopt their
condition, but in their struggle to live,
learned how to live.
It was about two o'clock when ho
came, looking worse than ever. He
was pale now and also shabby, and
she Judged that maybe ho was hun
gry, too, but he was shaved and his
clothes were brushed. She looked at
his hand. Tho ring was gone. Ho
had made that sacrifice to appear
neatly in case the "partnership
chance" should come out right, and
ho was tremblingly eager to know if
she had heard anything favorable.
Sho took him up to the girl from
Prosperity just as ho was. Ho will
not be whiter when ho is dead than
ho turned when he saw her. For a
moment they just looked and looked.
They wero both trembling. Then'
slowly Bho .held out her hands to him.
Suddenly, with a sob, he dropped on
his knees before her, there upon the
parlor floor, and burled his head upon
Outside In the hall tho Manicure
Girl was dabbing her eyes with a
pocket handkerchief and upbraiding
"I certainly am tho prize Weeping
Winifred," sho said. Impatiently, aa
she hurried for the elevator.
8eem Thl Way Sometimes.
Somo men succeed In life by mind
ing their own business. Others man
ago to draw large salaries tor neg
lecting other people's business.
Gratifying Progress. .
The current decade Is remarkable
for the generality of the movement
among American cities in way of de
veloping the public service equipments
and the Improving of living condi
tions. This march of progress is not
an unreasonable reaching after vis
ionary things, but is only in keeping
with tho increasing populations and
the expanding wealth of cities. In
most Instances the betterments are
based upon the perspective' view
upon the consideration that the city
must grow, and that this growth must
be prepared for but tho betterments
are needful and are not being pushed
before the need for them has developed.
In Bond street, London, thero are
to bo seen some crude artificial roses
with the label "Nuances futuristes."
A rose of harsh toned pink would havo
a violet center, or a brilliant peacock
groen heart, ono ot violent mustard
was centered with brown, while one
of raw scarlet had. an orange heart
The futurist rose has appropriately
unnatural leaves with a dark metal
Sunny 8treets Desirable.
In tho city planning congress at
Ghent there was much ndvocaoy of
streets so laid out as to allow the
greatest possible amount of sunlight
In order to secure the fullest microbi
cidal action ot the rays.
Origin of "Whisky."
The word Usk is an Anglicized form
of tho Welsh word wysg, a Celtic word
meaning water; It is connected with
the Irish word utsque, from 'which the
Saxon gets the word whisky.
Maudo She's such a quiet little per
son that I'm surprised to hear sho's
wearing a diaphanous skirt.
Edna Perhaps she believes in the
old saying, that little girls should bo
seen, but not heard. London Tld-Bits..
"An aeroplane should never bo sold
to a fool,"
"But hqw is a dealer to know that
the prospectivopurchaser.is a fool?"
"By the fact that he wants to buy