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WELL ON ROAD TO WEALTH
Farmeor Undoubtedly Ha a Great
Scheme Unless Some Indignant
Motorist Should "Catch On.'
Straight ahead lay a long, straight
stretch of road, and the man at the
wheel of the car settled down in his
seat. It was evident he was prepar
ing for a sprint.
But before he was well under way
an honest-eyed old farmer stepped
from the roadside toward him and
held out a detaining hand.
"Thowt mebber ye would be a-goln'
to go full steam ahead," he remarked
casually when the car slid to a stand
The motorist nodded in reply.
"Well, just take a look through
these at that tree over the bend," went
on the farmer, producing an elderly
pair of field glasses, "and happen ye'll
change your mind."
"Great Scott!" exclaimed the motor
Ist when the glasses disclosed a blue
trousered figure perched on a branch
In the tree. "I say, thanks most
There was the sound of coin clink
Ing on coin and then the ifiotor went
sedately down the road at about six
miles an hour. And at the beginning
of the clear stretch of roadway the
honest-eyed farmer -was counting his
"The idea o' carting the old scare
crow from the orchard and perching It
In that 'ere tro works out pretty
well I" he chuckled as he heard an
other car approaching.-ondon Tit
MUSIC IN COST OF LIVING
inhabItrLa 0i DCnueiy PiopuiuiCd
Flats In New York ltly Begin
to Take Alarm.
Opening windows on the first warm
days of the year bring a warning that
this will probably he the most musical
season New York has ever seen, says
the E0vening Star of that city. The
apartment-house court has always
been cosmopolitan in its musical tastes
and prone to prodigality in its volume
of more or less musical sounds in
summer, and this time it appears that
not only are all the young men home
from the army but that the high cost
of everything has also made the apart
ments more densely inhabited and
more continuously so than ever before.
The magnets are lacking that once
drew folk away from home in the eve
ning. Beer Is negligible as a corner
attraction. The movies are more ex
pensive and more tiresome. Soda
bears a war tax paid by the'dispenser
and also charged to the consumer.
Home has become a rather forc(d
haven for all and music is )eing over
worked in an attempt to relievo Its
This season we have with us, appar
ently, not only the phonograph and
the player plano--those resources of
the musical and unmusical alike-but
there is also an appai'ent return of the
child who practices on the plano.
Illuminated Traffic Cop.
With a view to solving the difflcul
ties that beset motorists and traffic
oflicers on Boston streets after night
fall the officers of the First motor
corps are conducting experiments
thiau~ghout the city to make a trafic
handier visilie to drivers as well as'
An experiment dlemonstrated that
with the help of three light bulbs,
which humri. cont inuously, white bands
crossedl on his breast and long white
gauntletis, a traflic otlicer can be0 seen
by motorists eyes at the busiest and
dlarkest of corners.
CI~i~df the lights is placed Onl the
trafic guardl's lhat and the other two
on his shoulders. They are fed by
biatteries in the pocket of his over
cirt. 11oth redl andl white lights have
been i ed. So far the red lights sem
to lbe more sat isfactory.-Uoston
Portable Town Given France.
Many an Americnn tourst will be
surprisedl this sununer to finid just Out
side the wvar-torn city, of Leas, Ferance,
a quaint Dumtchm vIllage. Theii stranger
wvill learn that the villago, is a gift
fromi the Ipeople of Holland to the re
turning citiz.ens of Lens. Thle houses,
all of wood and of an inigenious, knock
dIown construction, are nowv awaiting
shipmient fromi the Netherlands, where
the piarts were sawed andl~ tittell. As
sembileid, they will shelter in comfort
f500 refugees. When all tie dwellings
are occuiniied, the Dutch government
will s~end landscape gardeners to lay
out flower beds and shrubbery In liar.
man with the bullglings.--Popular
Plane Lands on Street.
Thousands of spectators lined the
curbs of a buinsiness thioroughifaroe in
Oakland, Cal., some weeks ago as a
result of thio annonnecement that an
airplane was to land( and take off from
the street. On schedule time the
plane appiearedl overhead, glided down
betweeni the walls of the nman-made
canyon and touched the pavement.
Skidding hero on the slippery asphalt,
the plane grazed a lamp-post, swerved
to the curb andl damaged its tall skid.
Th1e accidlent was trivIal, but served
as a warning to the authorities, who
promptly forbade the take-off..-Popu
ler Mechanics Magazine.
Need of a Backyard.
"We simply must have c house with
"F~or the chlfdren to play In?"
"No. We have no children, but we've
amply got to have a place to throw
emptr ans .
0 rdf w falllh
THE MEAN FLIES.
"I was so mean this morning," said
the fly. "Yes, I was jus't as mean as
1 could be."
"And so was I," said the second
"T'eli 111e about it," sali the visitor
fly. "I love to hear of iean nets.
They mnake m,(? iuiz, with happines.q.
Indeed, I enjoy heatring of mean acta
second only to doing usei myself.
"I like to go on sweets and eat
other creatures' food-just nibble at
it, you know. I don't care whether I
am brushed away or not. I come right
"The other day some people were
having lunch and some of my brothers
and sisters were fearfully annoying.
We knew it. We knew we weren't
wanted. But that didn't matter to
11. We stayed about and bothered
the people dreadfully.
"They brushed us off and said:
"Oh, dear, those horrible flies, why
can't we get rid of them?"
"We'd go back again and bother
them. We were just as mean as mcan,
"I can see," said the first fly, "that
you will enjoy our story."
"Yes," said the second fly, "I can
see that, too. You will appreciate
"Do tell it to me," said the visitor
"Well," said the first fly, "this
morning there was a little girl asleep."
"Yes, yes," buzzed the visitor fly,
"this sounds mean and nice."
"It is," said the second fly.
"Pray continue," said the visitor
"Weli,'' said the first fly, "this little
girl had been to a fancy dress party
thio night before. She had had a
beautiful time. I was on the ceiling
when I heard her telling her mother
"It was very late when she got
home and she had had such a very ex
citing time that she was all tired
"She told her mother all about the
costumeq and what every one (lid and
"We Weren't Wanted.1
said and what games they played ad
howt they danced and how everyone
fooled everyone else.
"Well, -just as her mother was stay
ing 'good night' to lher ani was kiss
intg her and wishinag herr pleasant
dreams andm~ all that foolishness'5, R
heard her say:
"'Now, dea rie, you enn slaeep late,
for tonmorriow is Satumrday. Donu't wa:lm
11p f'or brieakfa:st . You en n ae somae
fm-uit and~ tualik any timme youm get tai
or you neednm't get uap unttil itunchl imta
if youi don't want to. You cnn have
a great, long rest.'
"'Oh, Im so glad,' soaid the little
girl- to huerselfC, 'for T just feel as
though I could sleep and1( sleeip.'
"That was enaough f'or me."' said the
"And for me,'' said the seo(~tnd fly.
"This sounds wonderful," said the
visitor fly. "D~o go on.''
"'Well, she was just so tired uad
sleepy that tit was funa to be so nmenn,''
said the fhrst fly. "'If' sihe hmadn't beent
so tired and Ro sleepy it wouldn't have
b~eena half such funm."
"You can understand," sai the sec
"Ensaily," said the visitor fly.
"And1," said the first fly, "early this
morning I began my work, just wh'len
she was sleeping so hard beense site
was so tired, I got on her face andtu
there I stuck until she htad to half
wake upl and( brush mte off."
"Then," saidl the second fly, "I did
the same andl got otn the other side of
"Shec tried to lie on one side0 and
then on thme other," satid the first fly.
"Thten she tried to covers tup her
head, and of course shte was most unt
comtfortable doing thtat, for shte
couldn't btreathte that way," said the
"So between us we wouldn't let
her sleep, and she wvas so tired. oh,
so terrllbly tired, and so terribly
sleepy that it was great fun."
"dWonderful, wonderftul," ,saId the
"And when she wvent downstairs so
early, for she couldn't sleep, and her
mother asked whly, sheo said:
"'Theo flies simply wouldni't let me
"Wasn't that great?" said the first
"Yes, damnt it?" added the second
."Oreattn hised the visitor fis'
PUNISHED FOR KINDLY DEED
English Magistrates Seem to H-ave
Dealt Harshly With Man Who
"Broke" the Sabbath.
John Bull is an English publicatlon.
The letter we are reproducing from its
columns was written to the mnagis
trates of the English town of Reading.
One wonders if they ever heard of the
distinction between the letter and the
spirit of the law, remarks Our Dumb
"Your Worships: I gather you don't
go to church on Sundays as a regular
thing. Let me tell you why I gather.
On a Sunday during the strike a po
liceman dug up the Sunday observ
ance act in order to convict a poor
devil of a drover-Charles Palmer, to
wit-of driving cattle through the
streets. The man had fetched the
beasts from the railway station,
where they had arrived from Dublin.
They were then in a bad state. If
they had not been removed to be fed
and watered they would have been the
victims of callous cruelty; and though
on this particular Simday that which
is written, 'Which of you shall have
an ass or an ox fall into a pit and will
not straightway pull bim out on the
Sabbath day' was part of the gospel,
you made the drover pay the costs of
his proseention. To all intent and
purpose, therefore, gentlemen, you
might as well have convicted and fined
hUn. What a pity it is that the act
of 1677 doesn't prohibit Reading mag
istrates from walking or driving
through the streets on Sunday in or
der to catch their dinner."
VOLCANOES AWAKE TO LIFE
Mount Katmai, in Alaska, Especially,
Shows Signs of Preparation for
Affording an awe-compelling specta
ele of nature in a sullen mood and
awakening memories of the ghastly
details of the eruption of eight years
ago, Mount Katmai, most powerful and
restless of North American volcanoes,
is again in violent activity, according
to Capt. Charles A. Glasscock and
Purser Gary Bach of the steamer Ad
miral Watson, which reached port re
cently from southwestern Alaska, says
the Seattle Post-Intelligencer.
A sable pall of smoke from the fun
nel of the belching crater broods over
the northern sky for a radius of 40
or 50 miles by day, while fretful
tongues of flame can be seen by ves
sels a score of miles at sea at night,
according to the Seattle mariners.
Knight's peak, a neighboring vol
cano, has also been stirred to.spectae
ular efforts by the outburst of its more
deadly companion, qnd wreaths of
smoko hang over numerous peaks of
the rugged Alaska boninsula.
A slight earthquake shock was ex
perienced at Kodiak island the night
of April 8, a day before the arrival of
the Adniral Watson. Tvo days later
those on the Admiral Watson had a
rate view of the volcano.
The last annual report of the bu
reau of standards states that members
of the bureau's staff have developed
very successful methods of communi
cating with submerged submarines by
radio-telegraphy. With a single-turn
coil or loop attached to the outsidle of
the suhmarine, signals can he received
as well when the vessel is submerged
as when it is at the surface. It Is
also possible to transmit from a sub
merged submarine a distance of 12
miles. Thuis it becomes possible for
a ship and a submarine to exchange
recognition signals. A coil aerial is
a satisfactory direction findler whmen
sihmerged anid readily receivyes signals
transmit tedl thousads of mliles, jumst
the same as when tised in the air. Th'le
navy has t'oiu lppedi its hlarger suhitnma
rines wit h this appoaratus.-Selentille
Airmen Guide Cavalry.
'i'hiie te Fouiirteenthi cavalry wasl
Ion the mnarch recentliy f1youm Fort Sam
Houston, Tex., to Fort Rtin ggold, Tex.,
an aviator, whlo chancell to pass over
their heads, acted as their volunteer
The observer ini the airplane saw
that, instead of the Trio City road,
they were following what is knowni as
the Somerset road1. He advised them
of their error by a message Airopped
in front of the moving column, and
the troop detoured to the correct road.
Thme air-service of!lcern roprtod th~e
ineidlent to the chief of operationms at
IKelly field upion their arrival, and 25
minutes later a map showing the
route to their destination, F~ort Ring
gold, was droppmed in the middle of
Ithe marching column.
Just What Did He Mean?
Little lienry loanhammer is a tyj
teal Ihoosier youngster, who uses his
ears to good ad~vanltage. Since purohi
bition has been enforced in Indiana he
has heard a great many remarks made
by people who in the past were accus
tomed to imbibing occasionally. But
at Christmas he electrified his fam
ily by his own opinion.
The Christmas tree was aglow and
everyone was talking about its beauty,
etc. Finally it came Henry's time to
say something and he did. H~e looked
at the brilliant tree. "Gee, it's all lit
up," he sighed. "and I sure wish I
was, too."-Indianapolis News.
"I was born too early," he sighed.
"Wlhat's tho mnatter?"\
"I had to wvenr overalls \ivhen they
were a hbadgei of hard labor, \'nd n'ow
that wearin' 'em Is fashionable~t'm out
at the !enma?..
Pulp Yields 20 Commodities.
Twenty commodities manufactured
from near-sIlk made from the pulp of
fir. spruce and hemlock are being ex
hibited by the West ;Coast Lumber.
men's association in 'Portland, Ore.
The exhibit wits prepared in the Unit
ed States forests products laboratory
of the University of Wisconsin and Is
being sent to alliparts of the country
for Inspection. i'he commodities in
elude silk cloth, silk stockings, gun
powder, paper absorbent (a substitute
for absorbent cotton), paper bagging,
rope and twine, linoleun, shingles,
reed fiber for furniture and matting,
paper lath, rug yarn, paper webbing
and phonograph records.-Indianapo.
War Brides Aweary.
Incompatibility of American and
French customs has caused 12,000 of
approximately 50,000 French war
brides to return to France, according
to Mrs. Reginald H1. Johnson, presi
dent of the recently organized L'Espoir
Franco-American club In Pittsburgh.
The club, formed ht the suggestion of
Mile. Odette de Bouglon of Paris, who
was In Pittsburgh recently, Is expected
to broaden the Interests of French girls
who became the brides of Americans
overseas, and to make then contented
In their new homes.
Pictures Show Effects on Tires.
Slow motion plItictres of the type
that have amused movie fans by slow
Ing down swiftly moving bodies to the
point where every action may be ana
lyzehd have been utilized by a tire con
paniy for a scIentifle study of Just what
happens when a heavily loaded motor
truck climbs a curb, drops oY an ele
vation or bumps over a railroad track.
This Is the first time this very yalu
able form of photography has been
used by a tire company. Among the
(Iuesti-orP the pictures will aId in solv
lug are the effects of heavy blows on
highways, trucks, loads and tires.
Colds Cause GrIp and Influenza
LAXATIVE DROMO QUININE Tablets remove the
cause. There is only one "Bromo Quinine."
E. W. GROVE'S signature on box. 3c
well how thrifty
Men in the tra
other cars often us
8sion "as thrifty as
F->)ecial steels aI
lying cause of Ma,
These are stee
Maxwell's own fo:
years of tests, analy
which make possi
construction of g:
and light weight.
They give a IN
SU R E0
F RI EN
Did you earn that money? Well you worked for
it, didn't you? Why can't you put some little piece of
it in the bank each pay day, so that some day it can
work for you?
Vou wont always be able to work. even ifkyou are
well. Then it will be a fine feeling to have the money
you banked, while you could work, which is now. Bank
We add 4 per cent. interest.
Make OUR bank YOUR bank.
The Enterprise National Bank
N. B. DIAL, President C. H. ROPER, Cashier
he Thrift of a i
com its specia~l steels
owners know ability to stand wear, strain,
a Maxwell twists and jolts that other cars
much larger and heavier would
:le in selling have difficulty to resist.
e the expres. But they make a Maxwell
a Maxwell." light. They climinate useless
ethe urnder-. weight; they ease the burden
:well's thrift. on the engine and thus gas, oil
and tires render long mileage
is, made to results.
inuad stery Hence, the ever growing re
blean theudeal spect and admiration for
l~eteiel Maxwell the world over; and
reatstregth its conseqiuent fast growing
numbers. Nearly 400,000 in
[axwell the use today; a year hence 500,000..
olina Auto Company
J. Y. MILAM. Manaer i