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By VICTOR REDCLIFFE.
(Copyright, '9H. by V. a. Chapman.)
"Stop that manl"
Tho no'cr-do-wcll of tho town, Jack
Hazeldoan, put down a sldo alloy with
halt a ddzen men, women and children
In hot pursuit, tho watchman's rattle
crackling out Its hideous notes ot
alarm. It was no unusual thing for
Jack to create a commotion. Tho
storekeepers did not movo from their
doorways, but looked upon tho stir
ring spectacle as a hit of fun and
frolic, all except ono. This was a
greengrocer Into whose tub ot eggs
Jack had mischievously tipped a lurch
; "Hold on!" ordered a stern voice
as Jack, his pursuers eluded, darted
across a garden spaco making for the
open country and security,
i Jack recognized the minister of tho
church his undo regularly, and he oc
casionally attended. He looked
abashed but made a detour ot the mus-
cular outstretched hand.
"You'll end at tho gallows!" the dis
comfited dlvlno roared after the re
calcitrant "I'm sorry now," confessed Jack,
plunging Into tho woods.
"That's too late to think of, though.
Uncle said It was a parting of tho
ways last frolic. This shuts mo out,
Jack had an abundance of time In
which to think, for slowing down he
planned out a march of over twonty
llvo miles. That would take him out
of the county. He had no Intention
of going back homo. Ho was twenty
two, long past school days, but two
weary walk and the nbsenco of sleep
had mado him light headed, for tho
sweet faco he had soen seemed floating
all about him. Ho was half asleep
when Abel Drake camo along.
Jack was hired. It was hard work,
but tho labor had Its compensation.
Tho presenco of Myrtle Drake, the
granddaughter of tho old man, lured
him to stay. He felt himself bewitched
by a pleasant lasting new Influence.
At ' tho end of n month Jack re
ceived his sparso wages. Ho calcu
lated tho value of tho broken eggs and
sent tho amount by letter to tho green
grocer. Ho felt tho better for It, an
honest act, and soul elevating ho
There camo a letter from his uncle
shortly afterwards. It read: "1 have
learned where you nro and of your
honorable act In paying for tho mis
chief you wrought. Coirie home. 1
But Jack Could not lcavo Myrtlo.
Then one day the old man died. Ho
had apparently left nothing but the
old farm. Myrtle sadly spoko of go
lng to llvo with some relatives at a
distance. Jack was uneasy, Irresolute
Ho wandered about, thinking, to como
across his uncle In tho nearby town.
''I've como after you," he advised,
I want you to return homo and settle
uown respectably. I ve pickea oui a
rich wlfo for you "
"I'm looking for a poor one," Inter
rupted Jack In his masterful way, and
told about Myrtle.
Then the old man turned his back
on him and told Jack never again to
show his renegade faco In his sight
Jack went back to' tho farm, a
mighty resolve working In his mind.
He found Myrtle packing up to leavo.
Sit down with me," he said, "I've a
tory to tell you," and ho told her all.
Myrtle looked at him with wondering
"You will not return to your undo
to wealth, position?" she Bald.
"Not I," answered Jack sturdily.
"If I had my way, I would stay here
forever," said Jack. "But that cannot
bo without you. And you, who have
taught me how to bo a man would
ou think of marry 1 jig a ne'er-do-well?
"No longer that," sho said plainly.
'It you lovo mo, Jack, I would feel It
an honor to be your wife."
And later camo love's reward, for
ono day passing the spot where ho had
first met old Abel Drake, Jack took a
fancy to Investigate the covered-up
And In It, within a leather bound
box he found the fortune the old man
had burled, and had then feared to
tell his favorite relative, Myrtle,
where he had secreted It
"Stranger, Aren't You?"
years he had simply hung around
made a failure of everything his uncle
put him at and was a sad dog general
ly and a sad -failure.
His . Impetuous freaks were, always
getting him Into trouble. He could
not resist the promptings of mischief,
and these were fertile in his case
Many a bill for his reckless fun his
surly sordid uncle had paid for In
good Canadian coin. '
"I'll mend It all," resolved Jack. "I'll
strike out into new fields. Sure,
have been a disgrace to uncle and no
credit to the town, so mo for strange
faces and a fresh start In life."
Jack trudged on the long night
through, reflected and sobered down,
As all nature woke up with the early
dawn ho seemed to feel a new life
stirring within him. As he passed
along more ot a path than a road, he
became conscious of the echo ot
pained grumbling voice. Peering
through a hedge he saw an old man
standing In the center of a little
- His hand was on one hip, as if to
suppress some vagrant ache. His foot
' rested on a spade. He had apparently
dug up a few shovels full of earth and
.his strength had failed him.
1 "I can't do It!" he groaned in
whining tone," I can't risk asking the
crew 'about mo to help me. What
shall I do?"
Always ready and accommodating,
Jack brushed past the hedge.
"Hello, old man," he hailed briskly,
"What's the trouble now?
The old man started and stared. He
looked suspicious and embarrassed.
"Nothing," he replied dubiously,
i"Stranger, aren't you?"
"In these parts, yes," said Jack.
"You see," the selfish faced old man
(remarked, "I -want to dig a hole to
bury a pet dog of mine. Getting old,
ah, me! too old to work.
"Let me help you."
1 So Jack went hastily ut work. He
dug the hole as ordered.
V "What shall I pay you? Inquired his
"Why, nothing," replied Jack, i "If
you could give me work, though '
"Eh?" retorted the other, calculat
ingly studying Jack. "Would you
' "For anything to keep out of mU-
chief, yes," declared Jack.
"All right," said the old man. "Keep
down the road till you come to .the
-first house. I live there. I'm Abel
Drake. You wait till I come and I'll
- set you at work. I've left my dog back
i In tho woods, but 1 11 attend to him my-
"I see," nodded Jack, thinking all
this passing strange, but following or
He came to a small starved looking
farm with a wretched old houBo on It
Aa he entered Its yard a girl came
from its stables carrying a pail of
. milk, teho looked askance at Jack
who lifted his cap, overcome with her
"I'm waiting for Mr. Drake," he ex
plained awkwardly. "He's going to
hire me to work for him.
The girl halt smiled as she regarded
his white hands and respectable at
tire. Then she Invited him to a seat
on the porch and .went about her
It seemed to Jack as though hi
CRUELTY IN ANIMAL, WORLD
That Sick and Ailing Are Invariably
Put to Death by Their Comrades
Is Well Known.
Many pretty tales are told In chil
dren's story books regarding tho kind
ness of animals to each other, but
probably most of these are nothing
more than the products ot the imagin
ation, for there is very little kindness
shown In the animal world when one
of their number Is sick.
Wild birds and animals give ' no-
auarter to a weak or sickly comrade,
This fact probably accounts for ,the
mystery of never seeing a dead wild
bird or animal, for Immediately one
falls sick It Is done to death, and
buried, no one knows where.
The weakling dragging after a herd
or flock Is quickly put out of Its mis
ery, not for humane reasons, but for
fear of the latter being revealed to a
Nor are tame animals and birds
less guilty In this respect. Healthy
birds In an aviary will bully an all
ing bird shamefully. A sickly hen in
a poultry yard has a miserable time,
and even cats which have been
brought up together will "round on"
one of their number If It falls sick.
No satisfactory explanation has yet
been given to account for this deplor
able characteristic In birds and anl
mals. It has been suggested that they
are governed by that apparently cruel
law. "the sur-Ival of the fittest."
More likely Is It that Instinct guides
them in this respect, for the good of
the race, so uiat slcUy young may
not be r.eared from sickly parents or
maybe, a limited food supply renders
the removal of the useless, desirable
Better Excuse Than Some Lawyers,
On the first day of enrollment at
the University of Kansas a freshman
happened to get the wrong blank.
He wanted to enroll In the college ana
filled out a blank for the law school,
After waiting In line for four hours
ho finally reached his adviser.
"Do you want to take a course In
law?" asked the professor.
"I should say not. I want straight
"Well, then; you'll have to fill out
a new blank and Btart down the line
The unsophisticated one looked
down the long string of waiters and
then tactfully replied: 'Make her out
for tho law school. I'm gonna get
Here Is a schoolroom story, told
us by a Michigan health supervisor
"Wo were raising funds for paying for
operations for removal of the adenoid
nnd tonsils. The school children were
much Interested and canvassed the
town selling stamps. At one home
llttlo boy called to sell
stamna the lady asked: 'What are
you going to do with tho money?' Tho
little boy quickly replied: 'It Is to
buy adenoids for little children that,
haven't got none.' riusDurg i.nron-
finnt. Alfred Browne, commodore o
the Flushing Bay division of tho Amer
ican Life-Saving society, swam from
tho battery to Bandy hook, zz miles,
In 13 hours and 38 minutes. This -was
done on' August 28, 1913. On Septem
ber 14 Samuel Richards of Boston
swam the same distance. In 8 hours
and 12 mlnuteB. Many previous at
tempts had been made, but proved tc
be failures on account of the strengtl
of the tides. New xor limes
O AMAZING have been the intellectual
achievements of Winifred Sackvllle
Stonor, Jr., a ten-year-old Pittsburgh
girl, that investigators persuaded her
mother and chief teacher, Mrs. Wini
fred Sackvllle Stoner, to write the
whole story of tho child's education
In a book.
This unusual little girl is already
4 prepared for college, in aauiuon to
studying astronomy and some other branches. Sho
speaks eight languages; she can recite a thousand
poems and she has written nearly uve nunarea
poems and Jingles herself.
Winifred plays the piano well, with no lessons,
except the game ot-"maklng up stories on the piano,"
she can read over a page of Schubert s serenade,
close the book and play it accurately and with much
expression. She can also hear a difficult selection
played and so keen is her concentration she can
Immediately sit down at tho piano and play it J2ZZlfl522 JIHD 7&ZfflZKjD
Winifred draws well and paints admirably. Like
Browning, one would Imagine she will hardly
know which to choose fur her life work, music,
art or writing, but she is very decided as to what
she expects to do. Winifred is going to earn and
buy and be tha editor of a great children s maga
In tracing Winifred's development chronologi
cally It may be said that she:
Used polysyllables In conversation at the age
of one year; read at the age of sixteen months;
wroto her own name on hotel registers and be
gan keeping a diary at the age of two; learned
the musical notes and played simple airs on the
piano and amazed adepts at spelling at three;
learned the Latin declensions and conjugations
as singing exercises and received a diploma' In
Esperanto at four; wrote stories and Jingles for
tho newspapers, spoke eight languages, translated
Mother Goose rhymes into Esperanto, learned
the waltz, two-step and three-step at five; learned
tho outlines of Greek, Roman and Scandinavian
mythologies at seven; composed a poem naming
and locating nil the bones In the human body nt
eight; and was olected president ot tho Junior
Peace League of America at ten.
How can readers account, for
the fact that
Winifred is a perfectly normal, happy child, romp
ing, singing, loving and lovable, gay as the ca
nary she Is giving the freedom of the entire house
and teaching to whistle and to keep perfect time
to all tho music that sho whistles? Winifred has
a hundred dolls. As fast as she learns anything
she Imparts It to her dolls and pets. Sho Is
ardently devoted to sports. She swims, races,
plays ball, dances and physically sho Is as well
as she' Is mentally. Her little muscles are strong
as armor bolts. She Is as large as an ordinary
twelve-year-old girl and can walk five, miles with
out the least fatigue.
Winifred's father la a colonel and a surgeon In
the Marine hospital service of tho United States.
Now he is stationed at Pittsburgh. From him
Winifred undoubtedly igets her splendid physical
care, and she is a .perfectly well child. Ane Is
practical, like her father, and possesses all her
mother's love of art and music and the gift of
No less remarkable Is the little girl's mother.
Mrs. Stoner In her book, "Natural Education,"
seems to find nothing In little Winifred's devel
opment that might not be attained In any healthy,,
naturally bright child. If this is conceded for tho
sake of argument, It would have to bo admitted
that very, very few children would have the ad
vantages of tho extraordinary cleverness of a
born teacher, such as Winifred's. In fact, Mrs.
Stoner has employed methods peculiarly her own.
It might bo said that Mrs. Stoner has given ten
years of constant labor to the education of h(er
daughter, laboMhat was not merely constant, but
that was -Intelligent and imaginative as well.
For the whole secret ot Winifred's learning has
been the play spirit Whatever she was taught,
It came to her not as toll but as play. She lived
In a land of fairies and giants and gnomes.
In explaining her system, Mrs. Stoner starts
out with the assumption that every child is born
with a distinctive tendency or talent and that this
will always bear fruit. If discovered and culti
vated in babyhood. It Is tho mother's part to dia
coier this in Infancy and to try to develop It Just
as much as to keep its body clean and see that
It has tho proper food. The mother's obligation
begins before birth and imposes upon her the
duty of' keeping herself so healthy and serene,
both mentally and physically, that the baby will
not have to start out with handicaps on its very
Not being able to sing, Mrs. Stoner chanted
tho lines from Virgil's Aoneid to put the baby to
sleep and taught the child's negro nurso to do
the same. She declares that the meter Is very
soothing and that she has seen many another
child yield to tho somnolent Influence of "Anna
vlrumque cano, Trolae qui primus ab oris."
When Winifred waB six weeks old her mother
began reciting selections from the English poets.
Tho baby's favorites seemed to be Tennyson's
"Crossing the Bar," and Macaulay's "Horatlus at
the Bridge." By the time Winifred was n year
old she could repeat "Crossing the Bar" and
scan' the first ten lines of tho Aeneld. The mother
invented a game In which she would roll a ball
to tho baby and say "Arma." Winifred would
roll It back and say "Vlrumque," and in this way
the Latin words and meter were fixed In the
From the very beginning the mother would
carry her baby about the house, point out chairs,
tables, etc., and pronounce their names carefully.
She found It was just as easy to teach the baby to
say "train" as to say "choo-choo car," and just as
easy to teach her to say "dog" as to say "doggie."
Sho Burrounded the baby with colored pictures.
To teach her colors Mrs. Stoner would take a box
of variously tinted yarns. She would play sho
was "Mother Red," and baby would be "Mother
Green," and they would look Into the yarn for
their children, those of green tints, of course, be
ing the babies of "Mother Green."
Winifred's first toy was a red balloon, which
was tied to her wrist where she could admire- It
Each day thereafter for several weeks there
would be a balloon of different color and shape,
until the child epeedlly came to know whether a
balloon was light, round, red, green and would go
up and come down. She was never permitted to
hear anything but the best English, although the
mother was not finicky about vigorous, expressive
As soon as'the child had learned to speak Eng
lish reasonably well her mother began teaching
her Spanish. By the time she was five ,she had
learned to express herself In eight languages.
Mrs. Stoner declares, however, if she bad It to do
over again she would teach Esperanto first
Throughout all this preliminary instruc
tion, Winifred was encouraged to take
all tho outdoor exercise possible, ana
soon was tho peer of the boys of her
age in tho neighborhood at wrestling,
or throwing or catching a ball.
From that time, Winifred's life became
n nrnlnneed Dlav of the Game of "Let's
Pretend." Sometimes she and her moth
er would "be somebody" and often each
would bo herself and an niter ego. That
is, Mrs. Stoner would play ono minuto
that she was herself and the next min
ute that-she was her dear friend Nellio
and Winifred would alternate between
being herself and her dear friend Lucy,
In this way they often could get up rath
er a sizeable party when about to make
some new exploration into the realm of
Perhaps nothing 1b more illuminative
in Mrs. Stoner's book than her account
nf how she taught the child mathematics
Winifred had failed to get any sort of grasp on the
subject she says, until the mother was in despair,
foni-w'thp, child's mind might be lopsided. At a
Chautauqua meeting In New York, however, the
mother met Prof. A. R. Hornbrook, a woman mathe
matics teacher, who soon put her on tne ngni tracK,
Professor Hornbrook explained that Mrs. Stoner
lmrt heen successful In teaching music, art, poetry,
hlstnrv and lanEuages because she herself loved
those studies and had failed to teach mathematics
because she had not brought the "fairy Interest" Into
It. aha volunteered to send weekly outlines or worK,
which Mrs. Stoner was to employ according to her
Mother and child then began playing games with
nmall oblects. such as beans and buttons. These
oblects would be placed In a box and they would
tako turns drawing them out, to see which could
get tho most at a single grab. When helping the
maid shell peas they would try to see how many
peas there were In two or more pods. In this
way rudimentary lessons In addition were taught
To make greater progress they played parchesl
with small dice and got practice from adding up
the spots. First they used two dice, but finally
they used five and Winifred was soon able to add
all the spots without conscious effort. They
played all sorts of games which would require
simple addition and multiplication. In learning
subtraction, they would have battles with tin sol
diers and marbles, and whenever a "cannon shot"
would topple over n given number of soldiers,
Winifred was able to decide how many were left
standing without stopping to count
Cancellation became a battle, one of them play
ing the numbers on one side of the dividing line
and the other playing the other. There never
were any quizzes, because Winifred was taught to
get results and was not taught rules. She
learned tho values of money by tho actual use
of coins and the values of market products by
going to market herself. To learn pharmacist's
weights and measures, Winifred played at keep
ing drug store and Bold things to her mother.
And bo It went through the whole subject, until
nt last the girl became fascinated with the funny
doings of Mr. X and got interested In algebra.
Winifred never suffered the humiliation of
physical punishment When she did well, the good
Fairy Tltanla would hide goodies under her pil
low and when she was bad the fairy failed to ap
pear. If she was ten minutes tardy about some
task, that meant ten minutes lost which bad to
be taken out of her next recreation time. She
soon learned that offenses could bring about their
own unpleasant consequences, while good be
havior meant tangible reward. She was never
permitted to stay at a single task when the point
of fatigue had arrived.
A striking Instance of Mrs. Stoner's methods,
as well as an Illustration of the child's intellec
tual bias. Is the story of Winifred and the bumble
bee. In her zeal to study the Insect at first hand,
she picked pne up. The natural consequences
followed. While she was yet suffering, Winifred
described her experience In these lines:
N A GIRDLE OF GARDENS
eautlful German City of Frankfort
Comc.ela the Admiration of
Can the new world learn from tho
mistakes of the old? It Is a question
one Is constantly asking, says tho Chi
cago Examiner. A thousand years and,
more ago, when the houses began toj
spring up ueneain mo sncuer oi a.,
castle, and these for further protec-:
tlon were girded by walls, It was not
possible to foresee tho modern city
with Us teeming millions. i
We are free. We nro free to delib-i
erate, to choose, to plan for long,
generations ahead. We are under ob
ligations to plan for posterity. Op
portunity confers obligation.
It is Interesting to contrast ono of,
the oldest cities In Europe with ono ot,
tho newest; Frankfort, in Germany,
with Letchworth, In England.
The medieval Frankfort grew up on'
the foundation ot an old Roman settle
ment. In tho twolfth century It de
manded for Itself moro space and
ramparts were erected. Streets today
ran the course of thoso ramparts. In
ono of them it may be mentioned In
passing, Goethe was born.
In the fourteenth century Frankfort
had to be enlarged again its walla
built round a wider circumference. In
the nineteenth century its walls were
broken down. The land on which for
tifications had Etood became public
gardens; or, If Bold to individuals, car
ried with it tho stipulation that on a
given area only ono building shoujd bo
erected, leaving tho remainder for
This is the explanation of the belt
of public and private gardens by
which Frankfort is surrounded, the
pride of her citizens, the surprise and.
delight of all visitors.
URGES CITY TREE PLANTING
Professor Francis Finds Room for 10,-
500 on Upper East Side at
Prof. H. R. Francis of tho New York
State College of Forestry at Syracuse
university, who has been making a-
detailed survey of tho streetp In "Man
hattan for the Tree Planting associa
tion of New York city, has just com
pleted (he survey of the streets east ot
Fifth avenue between Eighty-sixth and
In this area there are nearly sixty
miles of streets, 40 miles of which
are capable of sustaining tree growth.
At present there are only 641 trees,
while It is possible to have 10,500.
In certain sections trees are really
needed, where there are thousands,
of children who have no place to play
other than in the streets. Other cities,
such as Buffalo, Newark and New Ha
ven, are successful where conditions
for growth are as adverse as those
found in this part of Manhattan. New
York city could have trees If sufficient
appropriations were mado.
Professor Francis finds that tho few
trees which have been planted the
past two or three years are dying
either from dry soil conditions or from
the attack of Insect pests. New York
Ono 5ay I saw a bumblebee, bumbling on a rose,
And as I stood admiring him he stung me on the
My nose in pain It swelled so large It looked like
So daddy said; but mother thought 'twas more
like a tomato.
And now, dear children, this advice I hope yori'll
tako from me, ,
And when you see a bumblebee Just let that
Like her mother, Winifred believes In woman
suffrage. Sho has written several poems In be
half ot equal franchise rights, which have been
published In various newspapers and magazines.
Her "Valentines for Suffragettes" are decidedly
clever and havo helped the cause.
Keep the Streets Clean.
Carefulness on the part of every
body is necessary to keep the streets
clean. A careless boy, throwing
scraps of papers in the highway, can
make a tidy city block look untidy in
thirty seconds. But it Is not alone
children on whom the responsibility
rests. Many a grown person has tha
reprehensible habit of casting Into the
streets all sorts of unwanted articles
pieces of old newspapers, cigarette
boxes, candy bags, banana skins and
the like. Such thoughtless persons
should be forced to a sharp realization
of their offensive practice. The city
suffers seriously from their aggregate
Five Stitches In HIsjHeart.
With five stitches In his heart, M.
Nigo walked into tho office of District
Attorney R. B. Goodcell, and an
nounced that he wished to swear out
a complaint against a fellow country
man, B. Nakao, who, on July 13,
stabbed him In the heart during a
quarrel at East Highlands. Nakao was
captured at Ontario, and has been held
in Jail since, pending the outcome of
Nigo's Injuries. Tho surgeon sewed
up the wound in his heart, and today
the Japanese seems as much with tho
living as ever. San Bernadlno (Cal.)
dispatch Los Angeles Times.
STRATEGY A?' DINNER TABLE
Brilliant Piece of Headwork Procured
Steak Portion of Pie for
"War," said Major Jansen, "war la
like tho steak and potatoe pie."
"The steak and potato pie?" mur
mured a mystified lady.
"War," said Major Jansen, goes on
for awhile all In one partYa i favor;
then comes a .stroke of brilliant
strategy, and tho tables are turned.
Thus, I repeat, war resembles the
steak and potato pie which furnished
tho Sunday dinner ot two brother
boarders in Tioga.
"The two brothers, Tom and Sam,
boarded with a mean-minded couple
who made their steak and potato pie
with all the steak on one side and the
-potatoes all on the other. This couple
sat, of course, on the. steak side of tho
table; the brothers sat on the potato
side; and so It came about that every
Sunday the hosts cot all tho meat,
while the. guests got the potatoes only.
"At last Tom said to Samone Sun
day morning: 1
" 'Look here, Sam, no matter what I
say to you at dinner today, don't take
offense, will you?'
" No, Tom, of course not'
"Well, dinner time came; the pie,
steaming hot, was set as usual on the
table; tha wily host and hostess .took
their places on the steak side, and the
hungry boarders fell as iBual into
chairs opposite the potatoes,
"But, then, just as 'the boarding
mistress-was about to thrust carving
knife and fork Into the crisp crust,
Tom struck the table a thundering
blow with his fist, glared ferociously
at Sam, and roared:
" 'Look-a-here, Sam, if ever you dare
speak to me as you done this mornln'
while I was talkln to a young lady,
I'll screw your neck round, by crlnus,
the same as I'm screwln" round this
In the past ten years tHe Carnegie
Hero Fund commission has made
awards to 54 woraea for' -horn Is ra.
Rapid Fire Movies.
The cinematograph is speeding up.
Photographs at the rate of a hun
dred thousand a second is its latest
triumph. This extreme rapidity was
necessary for recording tho trajectory
of a pistol ball and showing In detail
how it penetrated a thin board. At
the Instant of firing an electric coll
giving sparks at the rate of a hun
dred thousand per second Is set go
ing and the views of the flight are
taken on a ribbon film. Since this
film 1b mounted on a wheel making
900 revolutions per second, the Indi
vidual images are different and can be
projected aa slowly as desired for
tho analysis of the motion. New
His Gifted Son.
"I don't know what I'm ever going
to make ot that son ot mine," said a
prominent citizen of the city of good
will the other day. The P. C, It may
be said, Is a self-made man, graduate
of the university of hard knocks, etc.
And it naturally gricTes him that bla
son Is not aggressive.
"Maybe your son hasn't found; him
self yet," we conBoled, ''Isn't ho gifted
In any way?" 1
"Gifted? I should say he Is. That's
the trouble. He hasn't got a darned
thing that wasn't given to him."