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Scoop CUmT* By IMES MACDONALD (Copyright. HU, by ths McClure Newspa per Syndicate.) Alldn Randall was twenty-seven. She had gone through many stages of development since her twentieth year. One of the most charming debutante# In her set, her popularity remained nn dltnmed as new debutantes came danc ing after her. She had survived a vio lent love aßalr attached to a spectac ular engagement with a man who had been unworthy, and she had also sur vived the sordidness of Its ending and the offenslveness of Its publicity. Soon afterward she had experienced the death of her rather, who was dear to her, and the following financial crash which left her to her own devices for making a living. And she bad made her living very creditably. Indeed, as the city editor of a certain metropoli tan dally can testify, for within a few short years she had advanced from sob-slstering to the editorship of the woman’s page, which position she adorned when Webster Rhodes Joined the staff. It Is to be regretted that when this young man first came under her criti cal eye, Alicia Randall sniffed a very superior sniff. She was at that point In feminine life where she lobked upon all men under ninety-two with suspi cion—and upon those under thirty with acorn. She placed Web Rhodes at twenty-five, when In fact, he was nearly thirty, and mentally filed him away as a harmless Impertinence, a mere boy. But Web Rhodes refused to stay filed. He sensed her attitude at once and laughed at her, and one morn ing be thrust hts head In her office door and shouted disrespectfully. “Hello, Auntie I How’s lifer And In the days and weeks that fol lowed he cheerfully rumpled up her Punts* Allots. dignity and tossed It Into the ash-can of neglect, ones entering her sanctuary to place n Mss with much gallantry on the back of her outraged hand. "How can you be such an Imperti nent kldr she demanded angrily, "You’re lucky, young woman,'’ he grinned. “The next time I'm planning to kiss you right on the nose. Now what do you think about thatr Whereat she laughed. How could she help It ? It was Impassible to stay angry at the ridiculous boy. However, she avoided him as much as poaalble, for he took the most startling liber ties with such an Ingenuous charm Hint It was most disconcerting to the re served Miss Randall, although she knew It was Just the overwhelming exuberance of the spirit of hit youth. No one could look Into his clean, fine eyes without liking him Instantly, sad, In spite of herself, she could not re sent his freedom as much as she felt that she should, for you see, Alicia was a girl-woman, sfter all. The first realization of her own at titude toward Web came on a day when she lunched with Amy Harlow, a girl of the old social whirl In which Alicia Randall had once moved. The luncheon was by appointment at Miss Barlow's request, and Its purpose was soon evident. "There’s a very Interesting young man on yonr paper named Webster Rhodes,” begun the stunning Miss Bar low. "Do you know hlraT” Though surprised, Alicia admitted that she did. “ What I want to know Is this,” null ed the Irresistible Amy, ‘ls he vulner able T” “I don’t understand,” sparred the puzzled Alicia. "The point Is this,” explained Amy; “The election is but two months away, •s you know. Father has gone to ex treme lengths to make sure of the elec tion of certain candidates. This Mr. Rhodes has something on father, which If published, would not only overturn hts plans but probably Involve him In the most disgraceful political scandal that this town’s ever known. Mr. Rhodes has been ‘approached’ without success, and father has pnt It up to me.” She arched her perfect brows with amused confidence In her own powers of persuasion. Alicia was stunned. “You—you mean to —to make him fall in love with yonl" she asked. Locomotive Fire Cost. The cost of kindling fires In locomo tives Is sold to ranjte from 08 cents to $1.14, according to the size of the en gine. These figures represent the cost ■when dry shavings, the cheapest kind of kindling, are used. Multiplied by 68,000, the number of locomotives In this country, the difference between the cheapest and the most expensive kindling would naturally amount to millions of dollars annually. Cubic Foot In Ton of Cool. Here to o little Information which will help you to solve the vexing prob lem that I* apt to be o hardy annual, 1. e.. how mnch cool to order In order to fill the bankers, bat without having to put seme In an old barrel in the out house, says the Popular Science Month ly. A ton of egg coal contains from 82 to 38 cubic feet, averaging about ' 85. By measuring the cubical contents of your bin yon will be able' to estimate how much to order to fill them. This may be done by multiplying together the length, breadth and depth of yojur bln - v ■ iMiti ■ -All** : “Not only that.” condescended tin charming Miss Barlow, "hut 1 would even marry him It necessary. Father says he’s rather a splendid chap.” “And you want me to Introduce you, la that Itl” murmured Alicia. "Exactly,” laughed Miss Berlow. So It was that within two weeks the entire staff was “on,”and when Rhodes entered the editorial office he would be greeted with cheers and loud laugh ter. "And how,” someone wonld ask solicitously, “Is the charming heiress resting today?” or “Love me, Webble. and the world Is yours!” or “Noah, old rooster hold out for s stiff dowry— and don’t forget your honest debts, boy;” or “Webble, dear, marriage Is a hard life.” But Webster Rhodes only grinned good naturedly and went on Ids way— usually with the fascinating Miss Bar low. She 'phoned him, she noted him. ‘bo called for him In her racing car. Pliey drove together, lunched togeth- Jr, and he was entertained at the Bar low mansion whenever It was possible tor him to be there. Week after week of this followed, and Alldn stuck to her Job with de fiant eyes and light-pressed lips. Whenever she saw Rhoden he seemed Just the same as always, but she sel dom saw him now. He was ambitious —she knew Hint. Money, social posi tion. a beautiful wife—all these things had been held out to him and he had fallen for theml The election drew nearer and nearer, till It was but five days off—then four. The tension was growing every hour. It drew her back to her deak that night after dinner on the pretense of a press of work, but she did nothing but sit there end wait—she knew not for what. Eight o’clock came—nine—she opened her poor and looked out Into the hlg editorial room. She saw Rhodes enter, and noted that he looked • Ired and unkempt. The city editor leaped up at the sight of Rhodes and went forward to meet him. They talk ed earnestly for n moment as they walked over to Rhodes' desk. The city editor was Jubilant about something for, as Web slumped down Into his chslr, his boss slummed him on the hack and laughed encouragingly be fore turning hack to his own work, while Web himself sprawled before his desk and put a fresh roll of copy pa per Into bis machine. Puzzled. Alicia shut her door and waited another hour, then looked oul again where Webster Rhodes sat alter nately glowering at tils copy and writ ing In Kpusmodtc spurts hf energy. Flnslly he glanced up and saw her standing there. He beckoned end she crossed the room to stand By bis side “Stick around n while longer, Alicia,” he grinned up at her, "If you want to see the fun." That was all. He did not look at her again hut went driving along at his story. And Alicia “stuck around” tilt one o'clock pj the morning, when Web ster Rhodes finished hts work with s dgh and sought her where she sat with her head In her arms on her desk. •She Jumped nervously ns she heard the door shut behind him. The drone of the heavy presses that Jarred the building had almost lulled her to sleep "Look," ho sold, spreading a damp copy of the morning edition before her. Ami there arms* the front page was his scoop story of the Barlow election scandal. He had Just that moment finished his follow-up story whh h Would be printed In a later edition. In getting together bis material and In ncil lnr Ids Investigations Slept for two days, and Alicia looked' Op Into Ids tired eyes contritely. “I—l thought yon had—had fallen for Amy Barlow and her her scheme.” she murmured. ’ Who? Me? Not on your llfsl" he said, picking up her hst and Jamming It down over her pretty nose. "Corns on. lot's eat. I'm hungry!” A ’ear slid down from one of Alicia’S downcast eyes. "And when Pin hungry. ”* he chuck led, as he gathered her Into his arms, “I always want my dessert first. Two scoops In one day Is not so had." he added, after the editor of the Woman's Page had Imen efficiently although not sufficiently kissed. Impressionistic. The artist took Ills ! rush, dipped It In a bucket of paint and wiped It across the surface of the canvas sev eral times horizontally. When he had done this he took the result of labor In hand and carefully plui-ed It In so elaborate frame. “What's the Ides?" his boon com panion Inquired. “Impressionistic study." "Do you mean to tell me that Is s finished painting?" “Certainly." "What are you going to call Itt" “A village street from the rear sent it a motorcycle." Tracing Slain by Watches. The first number of a novel casualty Ist has Just appeared In Germany. It •onfalned the nnmN-r of watches found imong the belongings of men killed In ictlon who cannot otherwise bo Identt led. Watches, when sold or repaired, ire usually marked and numbered by ;he watchmaker and recorded, and the German military authorities, hy clrcu atlng the new casualty list among watchmaker* throughout Germany, lope to establish the Identity of mauy lead soldiers. Sights. Old Wayback—Ole Rill Kidder's ton Rufc writes from France that he lon't git a chance to look around jcarcely fer watchln' the sights. Whadja reckon the feller mesas? Mrs, Wnyhnck—Wall, I am sertlnly mrprlsed at your Ig’rance, Hiram Way jack, Don’t you know the young feb lee’s one of them cannon p'lnters? Don't Ask Personal Question*. Never presume upon your Intimacy with another to nsk personal ques tions. No matter how good friends two may he, both have certain matter* which they prefer to keep to them selves. The presumption which, under the excuse of Intimacy, pashes Its way Into the privacies of the spirit la un worthy of you. Respect your friends’ reserves, and Insist that they shall ra sped yours. Who Know*. ' Mankind ia proud of the Msllfs ig. genulty and accuracy with which It pursues many of Its activities; but wa cannot be sure that the main result of our labor is not something as remote and unsuspected by ourselves as Its .service to the spring flowers is by tba bee. We do not always foresee the re actions of our most careful enter prises; and, while the bee working among the spring blossoms may rec ommend us modesty, the wind which has Its own Indiscriminate but none the less effective system of fertilisa tion, calls US to hope. S. Professional. HR B. H. CAMALIER, DENTIST, Leonard town, Md. Office—Beacon Building. AF. KING, • Attornet-at-Law, Leonardtown, Md IOHN H. T. BRISCOE, J ATTORNEY AT LAW, Leonardtown, Md. DR. 0, V. HAYDEN, DENTIST. Leonardtown, Md. M. MEVKRKLL LOKER, ATTOSRST-AT-LaW, Leonardtown, Md. CHARLOTTE HALL SCHOOL Charlotte Hall, Bt. Mary’s County, Md. FOUNDED 1774. Ample Buildings and Extensive Grounds. 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