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Terms for Transient Advertising One square > one Insertion II OC •CaPh subsequent insertion W 5 el*i t lines or lens constitutes squun A liberal deduction made for yeai 'Tadvertisements. Correspondence soicited 100 Million persons will read my advertisement ol Maryland Farms If Yon Wish 10 our arm ’ ** m^er ° r c ° untr y place, i* s| 11 Ivu IIIDII with me. It will appear in my catalogue, printed in lour languages, and distributed throughout the United States. Canada and Europe. I Will Qflll y° ur property. Send lor blank to be filled out and I nill OCII will do the rest. _ , * • Wm. Luebbers REAL ESTATE. LOAN AND INVESTMENT BROKER 306 St. Paul Street Baltimore, Md. 12-14-16-121. muf&csiits esr-fif items' <&•+ HAL I LEONARDTOWN, Ml), I , . BOARDING AND DAY SCHOOL, 'i PREPARATORY AND HIGH SCHOOL COURSES. CLASSES IN AGUICULTI RE. | TERM BEGINS SBFPEMBER 18. i 'or Catalogue, address— it ■M. BRO, DIKBCToft. PHONE LINC. 2837. The National Garage STORAGE : : SUPPLIES : : REPAIRS Near Union Sta. 326 N. J. AVE. N. W., WASHINGTON, D. C. Exclusive agents for the Excelsior Gasoline Saver and Hydro Generator. Guaranteed to save 26 per cant of the gas and pravant carbon In cylinders. ' Money Refunded If S<d Saidafu dory I Price $6.50 Installed on the Car Drive your car here and have one put on / - ,FRANK.O. SMITH, Manager 8-10-tf. J * •"* E. VOIGT s||L , I Manufacturing Jcv\<lcr Ip' Cth Si.. N. W., - - k a&iiington. D. C. ipODS.(i£ fUI : V GUARANTEED. — , f Everybody has some friend whom U'’ they wikH to make happy. It may ''if be Mother or Fattier, Slut or Uro ther. It may lc a Wife or It may boa Sweetheart—and often Them selves. Our stock of Jewelry and Bric-a- Brae is complete. Each piece lias been carefully selected and we feel satisfied that a visit from you wilt bear ns out that we have as Him a selection as can be found anywhere. , . i Any article that you may select will he laid aside and delivered when 1 wanted. WATCHES DIAMONDS E Hil.liViS WINGS SII VKHWAHK Cl OCHS — J BRONZES PRAYER-BOOK? MEDALS. , SEMHES MOTOR LINE Leonardtown and Intermediate Points to Washington TWO TRIPS DAILY AND SUNDAY. Service Starts Monday, May 15, 1916. . Leave Washington 7:30 a. m. Arrive Leonardtown 10:30 a. m. " Leonardtown 7:15 “ “ Washington 10:15 a. m. “ Washington 4:00 p. m. “ lamnardtown 7:00 p. ra. , “ Leonardtown “ “ “ Washington “ •• —VIA— Leonardtown Loveville |M organza Mochanicsville | New Market Charlotte Hall Hughesville Brvantown | Beantown Waldorf T. B. 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Sl.oo IVrV^r Why not u*e iwiotwd blotter* tt advertising your bustm-ns " W* <• furnish you with nomt mighty him blotter* and at might; low price*—and print anything you want on them. Send in your order now. We do all kinds of job Priiiiiiiir For quick sales and lost and found articles, our rapid re turns column is unequalled. THE BEACON IS TIE BEST ADVERTISINB MEDIUM IN SOUTHERN HD. . „ :w- - ,-V - . , &■- , yf • • aah mm IX 111 ___—lDl7 I The “Mournful | Example” i I By GEORGE ELMER COBB ; ; (Copyright, I*l7. by W. o. chapman.) "Wall. ray roan, what la Itr chal lenged the atage doorkeeper. "Yon advertised tor super*.” "We did, and are overstocked. Be atties, that’s you* sole wardrobe. 1 sup pose?” "Why would**! It bor questioned the other, aroused. "Are yon too poor to furnish the stage clothes r He turned away, lie was ragged, uncouth, for he had not been shaved for a week, lie bore the look* of a drinking man, and he was that. He •n young, but his face waa bloated, and he was none too clean. "What’s the trouble*” chimed In a brisk voice, and the male atar of the week came upon the scene. “Oh, only an actor out of a Job I” sarcastically Informed the doorkeeper. “Hold on I” quickly Interrupted bis questioner, “My roan, we can use you." Bit-hard Evans turned bark. Tbs ac tor made a beckoning gesture. Kit-h --ard followed him through labyrlothlsn passage* (111 they reached a dressing room . * "Sit down there.” directed hi* guide, motioning to a chair. "Hey. there, < '.alder I" he hailed someone as he closed the door. Its panels were thin. Evans could not help but overhear a | rapid conversation at It* other side. "I’ve engaged a new roan for the ! drink scene,” spoke the actor. "The ‘mournful crumple’ role 7" "Yea. arol typical. He looks the | pari nntnmlly. Put ’John Junes’ on Evans Ceutd Not Htlp But Ovsrhsar a Rapid Conversation. | the payroll for the week. That la. If be will keep sober that length of time.” The aelor returned to the room ! where he had left Evans. He stared hard at (he latter as Klchard uttered an abrupt laugh. It bad bitterness In I It. besides a tinge of recklessness "What are you laughing atT" cbnl j lenged the actor. "At what I’ve come to. 1 overheard j you—‘mournful crumple,' Aa to the I sobriety clause, of course, you won't j object to a bracer before I go through I the stags ordeal T" "That's all right,” nodded the actor. | "Rehearsal will be In an hour. You don’t have u speaking part, but you j roust drill up so you make no breaks.” Richard Evans went through Ida ! pnrt with little Interest, crcept In the anticipation of sufficient money at the end of the week to keep him supplied with liquor for th one following. Kic tlun, the drama hud little charm for him. He had faced too much of the rcnl In his varied experience. Drink had cost him position, home, friends. A derelict, he had sunk lower and lower, year by year. When his port In the first act was over with, Evans lingered. There was a lovely-faced girl of about eighteen, Nina Burr. She was a novice, Evans saw that, but In her part as the wife of uu Inebriate, her rare pathos, mure of facial expression than enunciation, af fected Evan* powerfully. The final death of the Inebriate amid the horrors of delirium set Evans to thinking. The girl left the rehearsal homeward bound. Just In advance of Evans. She dropped her glove* in the atage alley without missing them. Evans retored them to her. She nodded her thank* brightly, kept by his tide and began a conversation, which wa* warranted by Iheir being employed at the same place. “I shall never get ahead In the pro fession,” she declared. *T can’t mem orise find the director says my voice won’t do at all." Evans considered It the sweetest voice In the world, but did not say so. To a man who had been shunned, to be welcome In such respectable com panionship aroused both appreciation and pleasure. He learned that Miss Burr was poor and lived with an Invalid mother. Out of regular wsrk, she had tried the stage to carry them over a period of financial stress. Somehow a new interest seemed to * Oun.e nu*e. v new rose Is valued at $15,000. It on want to order a couple of dozen, now’s your chance.—Buffalo Times. Their Lonesome Look. Having a large family, the dining room table was a long one. A short time ago the parents were alone for n few weeks, so all the leaves were taken from the table, A little boy from nest have come Into hla life. The next day he did not take bis “bracer.” The third day of his apprenticeship he ap peared cleanly shaven and more pres entable In his general appearance. "You’ve spoiled the natural!" grum bled the actor. “Oh, I can fix a make-up for the stage,” declared Evans. He was greatly pleased after the night performance to find Miss Burr lingering at the atage door. She was an honest-hearted, sincere little crea ture. "You go my way.” she told him, "for which I am glad, If I can walk with yon." “You honor me." aald Evans with a quiver in his voice, and somehow bis soul opened. He was Influenced to tell Miss Burr something of I fa anfr-ti. regret Wh evidenced in his utterances. There was a sympathetic pressure to her hand as she hade him good night. It was the last night at the week, and the performance was concluded. Nina was standing talking to the man ager as to continued employment, when suddenly Evans sprang forward. A rotted tackle had given way under a strain among the flica. A heavy piece of framed sceqery came shooting down. On hla higher shoulders, braced tike a gladiator, Evans caught the low er metal-hound edge at the scene. "Back, out of the way I” ho shouted, sad then as the a (flighted Nina drew out of range of peril he dropped, and the heavy scene held him pinned to the stage floor. They got him out from under the wreck, bis collar bone wrenched and with a broken arm. The manager who bad to bear the responsibility of the ac cident was terribly flustered. He was for sending his Injured employee to a hospital. Nina stepped to hla side. “He saved my life,” she said simply. “It will save you money to have him nursed at our home." Backed aa he wm with pelo, Evans gave bis little friend a grateful look and experienced a glow of delight that brought him to the very threshold of love. The manager ordered a taxicab and left all arrangementa for the com fort of the sufferer to Nina. There was a spare room at the hum ble home of Nina. Her mother was able to get about moat of the time. For a week Evans was confined to In doors. It was a week of rest, of men tal and moral recuperation. Nina and hi r mother scarcely knew him when, after his settlement with the theater people. he appeared before them well dressed, all the old blight of drink de parted from bis naturally handsome ami intelligent fare. He secured a room nearby, and during a two weeks’ convalescence was a dally visitor VM the little tuna* where Hw wta WW coroe. Uti lised Evans had seen on the mim ic stage displayed the sure ending of Ibe Inebriate. It had presented facts In which be had taksu part and bad Impressed him. But It was the sweet Influence of Nina that bad sustained him m hi* struggle against the demon of drink. And Nina was proud of It. She acted It. abe told him to. Fortune bad smiled upon her again. She bad got back her old place at office work, and there were new congratulations all around when Richard announced hla engagement aa proofreader on a newspaper, a Hoe In which he was pro ficient “I shall never forget, nor ! guess regret my brief experience on the atage.” said Nina one evening, as with Richard she was on her way to select with Richard a birthday gift for her mother. “It gave me a broader view of life." “And you me* me, and brought me forth a brand from the burning,” spoke Richard. "Nina, can I speak out my heart, here and now?" “Whatever is In your life la of In terest to me, Richard.” replied Nina simply, and she looked up, smiling lov# Into his earnest eye*. He Who Conquers. “Who slays the Hon? Who slays tho giant? That does he who tame* him self." sang a sweet singer who lived lu an age when might was right, when men’s wills, strong and turbulent, un checked by the reins of self-mastery or the Influences of a refined civili sation, overpowered the Weak and de fenseless. He saw men, brave and daring, conquer their fiercest enemies, he saw them take pleasure In merci lessly pursuing the wild beasts of their vast forests until they were slain; and yet they could not conquer themselves. And so this wise man who bad tam ed himself, who was sincere and un selfish, and loyal to the right, sang sweetly but fearlessly hit words of wisdom, until, after a time, there ware some that begun to listen and to real ise that the bravest man was not al ways the greatest hunter or tho mightiest lu battle, but was be who held self In mastery. Appreciation. Four-year-old Helen la the preco cloua daughter of an Indianapolis ed itor. Sitting with the family one eve ning In their parlor amidst a confusion of newspapers and magazines scattered on the floor, Helen picked up her fa ther's paper. “I think daddy's the bestest man that ever lived,” said Helen, as she looked op Into her mother’s face. "You mustn’t forget Jesus,” replied the mother, In gentle reproof. “Of course Jesus was a good man, too. And so Is Santa Claus. That makes three—daddy and Jesus and Santa." A And father regarded the child With that parental pride which wells up In the heart at such an expression of filial appreciation and gratitude.—ln dianapolis News. Community Peuo. tb'tile folks are all eyes, ami ears ml league, ami go about seeing and icming things, and telling about It. Sulphur. Sulphur In one of the oldest knowi dements; the ancient Assyrian td chemists regarded It us the prlncipi JOB PRINTING I BILL HEAPS LETT EH li KA i I STATEMENTS I ENVELOPES BUHiNkHH CAKU I HANDBILLS I INVITATIONS PKUUKAX) I CIRCULARS I POSTERS LEGAL BLANKS T I I CITY PRICE? MANY JOBS FOH EX-CONVICTS eastern Writer Finds Remarkable Change Has Taken Place In Employers’ Attitude. A year ago hardly anyone seemed to want to give the released prisoner a I Job. A year followed of Mr. Osborne M> and good times, and the great change has come. Today the special employ ment secretary of the Prison Associa tion of New York says he is able to refute the statement frequently made J that discharged prisoners are return ing to crime because nobody will Tilre , A them, O. F. Lewis writes In the Amer A lean Review of Reviews. In July, 1916, he reported that every able bodied man thot applied dnrimt tha month o( June,, andUwns JfßTtWjf m work and trike whnF wag found f him, was placed wlthliy a few days. Wages ran from $9 to S2O a week. One ex-prisoner writes that he Is getting $lB a week us bookkeeper and general clerk, and is going to repay the expenses "defrayed In my behalf.” Another of the gray brotherhood says that he has “suffered” an Increase In salary and that he Is not “kicking 1 V about the Saturday afternoon holiday that has been dispensed with.” Oood-wIII toward the released pris oner Is spreading. Hundreds of New York merchants were asked Inst win ter to give employment to men Just out of prison. A manufacturer, having taken five men. telephoned Into the of fice, saying that the men were doing so well that he wondered If they had not given false statements ns to having had a prison record for the pur[>ose of securing positions. The surge In the prisoner’s behalf Is not confined to any one state. Henry Ford has at least 600 released prison ers In his works at Detroit. Miss Katherine B. Davis, chairman of the parole commission of New York city, has been organizing the relief societies of the city Into a co-operative ugctuHf~. for finding employment for men ',md women coming out of the city (irisona. The men at Sing Sing and Auburn pris ons are establishing branches of tho Mutual Welfare league outside tho prisons. In another state n new relief society has been organized by n man formerly In prison. In Kansas tho prisoners are planning a co-operotlva bureau. -Many other Instances might bo cited. Immense Floating Workshop. A floating worshop has been InuncJjed at Calcutta. The “Abydoa,” however/ * Is not a boat with some workshop quail- I ties; she Is a workshop with some boat qualities. Only In the or barter pr swen mnrTilnery <MBflH|sense of belMI cramped midst of this spacious and lofty rhoSpji her, with its steel shafting from end to end on cither side and pri> A polling by numerous connections ojJ'.jS belting every’ Imaginable kind of melafell working machine. To produce thl4 IP “ball" three decks (or what would hi three decks In an ordinary ship) have been thrown Into one, two decks for tho lHly space of the hall, and one deck for the dome space. She carries a swinging crane capable of lifting .'lO tons. Her complement consists of a crew of 100, about 150 unskilled labor ers. and 800 skilled Chinese artisans, each man Individually picked. These are controlled by a staff of English en gineers, and each officer Is a mechan ical or electrical engineer of high status In his own line of work. How to Test Diamond. The frequent deception of the pub llc in regard to the sale of Jewelry and genuine stones In Great Britain has Induced the authorities to Issue a statement upon the accurate testing of diamonds. A number of Instruc tions Is given, including the follow ing formula: When a diamond Is quite clean and dry carry out the following experiment: Place on the surface a tiny drop of water. Now take a needle or pin and try to move the drop about. If the diamond is genuine the drop can be rolled .about Intact. On the other hand, where the gem Is an Imitation the wuier spreads directly It Is touched with (he needle point. Another very good tost limy he curried out with a tumbler of water. Into this put the suspected article and examine Its appearance. A real dia mond will show up In the water with a startling clearness, and It can never be confounded with the water. On the other hand, the Imitation looks Indefi nite, and It la sometimes difficult to see it clearly at all. Red Tape In War Time. From time to time, a story comes along from “Somewhere In England,” or “Somewhere In France.” or some where elsewhere, which shows that “the official routine of the olllclnl de partment” Is receiving much buffeting In these times, A certain commander on a certain front decided, after care ful thought, that he needed certain things and needed them very much. He sent his list to headquarters, ami, after a long delay, came a sheaf of official forms full of detailed Inquiry ns to why he wanted each thing he had asked for. The commander thought over the matter for a day or two. Final ly he took hts courage In both hands, and a blue pencil In one of them, and, so the story goes, wrote across each of the forms the legend. "I want these things because there Is a war on over here.” He got them, without further question. Both Ways. “When the police reached the stolen deserted automobile the engine was atlll running.” “Yes, and so are the thlevea,” Politics Analyze •Tolltlcs,” sqld Uncle I i. lumpin' dnt seme folks would c , gamblin' If It could he hand!'*' • quick us a boss race or n radio." . i With a Torch on Hla N.-ssf.