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VOLUME 86. SOUTH PARIS, MAINE, TUESDAY, MAY 20, 1919. ~ . NUMBER 20.
j-iic'»""· T Η inorcey? »t L»w. 4 MAIS». ·0θ·Μ> A Llca»ed Auct10M«. ^goJerUe Bisbee & Parker, ?°s ο» COINSELLORS »τ UAW ■^IvaiotC.. Maine. ^8Al ^ jo2r__ j vVALDO NASH, Licensed Taxidermist, ctMé' r«»r Ma»on»· Blook, N0RWAY· ' g P ADKINS, Licensed Auctioneer, 9outh Ρ"'18· Maine TtRMS SEASONABLE *»| LOÎîGLEY & BUTTS, N0rw«y. M-m·. plumbing, Heating, qheet Metal Work, JZ?* » .REALTY. H&rry Shaw, ATTOBNÊY AT law »·»*... ^ IB.RAYMOND, M. D. ji»« Gm»<*sc -atificAlly fitted. ,]§:« it retdeoce (Him Block. South Parie, Me. L.S. BILLINGS i^mfactiREB of am> dealer in led Cedar and Spruce Clap ]0irds.New Brunswick Cedar Shingles. North Carolina Pme, Flooring and Sheathing» ?noid Rooting. Wall Board, bple Barrel Heads, and LUMBER OF ALL KINDS South Paris, - Maine. t. w. 1H \*1>LEK, Builders' Finish! mtaMt DOOR? »■! WISI>OWS of *ny turfy*urewonabie prtee». Window & Door F rames. .'a to» of lay kin 1 of r.nl»h fo' l"1(ie *4 weft, len l la your order·. ^®β I*aIB uri SttMiee on a»a<1 Cheap for Caen. filing, Sawing and Job Work. HwcaM Pine Sneatûlng for Sale. t. W. CH.% IDLER, MSuaaer. · *»ΐβ· Df>· Wood For Sale. We can provide you dry hard | »*!. either 4 ft. or fitted. ?*r-fcot Dry Wood, $10.00 a cord. Fife) Dry Wood, $11.25 a cord. Ajo gTeen wood in any quantity ?o«wint. seed your or er in early. Do not| '* until you are all out. I J. A. Kenney & Co., South Perl·. I *'·*· S>» or U5-3 I —■— Austin Tenney, Oculist, Andrew·, Sooth Pari·, May 2»:h, 10:30 Δ. M. to treated, glasses fitted. *t Norway office Friday followiog 14 * to 5 P.M. Bethel, May 31at '*4f FOR &ΔΧ<1ΐ. T:e Samuel Ni. Durgin farm on ■*I H .1 in Par . Lot ot growing l »nd hra be". some reedy to be ^ This farm must be sold to set-1 estate. Inquire of WALTER L. GRAY, Admr. T!JE nan or vomaa afflicted with I*j*kache, nrollen muacle·,* I Py. riteunatic pain» ot other «ymptom * Maey trouble it entitled to lympathj have help. J*®* l"e early weram| of kidney y* by pu S nee under eve·, «po·» y* '■* eye·, dry mouth, biliouanee, «nd pale, waxy, dry »kio. J! * w^ue to neilect the «lightert 5B»*)*■·» trouble Or· tWtilnH bay ire ctiimi for. JJ,®P»«ek, inactive, tluggith kidney* n. 'P nd the body of poi»on«. With pf^çerly fuactioaiat. af* rdrcahioâ tfcap i· »o-ibU «h «d eMtfir com · · tr -TWjM *^Ά^ίΖίίϊ* ** ** ^ kvcrywner« BARRETT'S Mastic Roofings INQLUDINQ ** Surface*, (Red and Green) in ^1» and Multi Shingle·. ^ the regular smooth eurfrce* ^ c*TWi shipment just received. Attractive Priees. —W>* SAL* BY '· P. MAXIM, South Pari». ONLY BRIGHT SPOTJN BRES1 So General CRenn. Commander e the 83rd Division, Calls the Y M. C. L· Hotel in That City Boston. Maes.. April—"The crttician directed against the Army Y. M. C A. is i^air. unjust and unwarranted,' declared Major-General Edwin F Glenn, commander of the 83rd Divi sion. Ohio and Pennsylvania troop* who gave such a sterling account ol themselves tn France. "1 have tried to find something to warrant this criticism." General Glena said, "but have been unsuccessful la Lhls respect. I was In constant with Y. M C. A leaders and they did a magnificent work for me and mj men." General Glenn asserted that In hli entire division "not a single unit but was given every attention that every member was entitled to and then some." He stated he was familiar with the various activities conducted by the Y. M. C. A. referring especially to the hotels conducted in France as being "a very important factor in maintaining the morale of the men." In referring to the city of Brest, the general declared that the hotel there managed by the T. M. C. A was the only bright spot in the city. The Y. M. C. A managed hoetelriea. he Mkkl. were great aeceeaittee, as they were places where the American sol dier could get food at reasonable prlo e* and likewise afford him an oppor tunity for recreation, thereby keeping him off the streets. In the opinion of Gen. Qlenn. the Y. M. C. A. made a mistake in as suming the burdens of the poat ex change Yank Forces Made Candy. Ten candy factories were transfer red by the Y. M. C. A. to the United States expeditionary forces receutly. Thirty otaers have been taken over by the quartermaster's corps recently. The army will continue to nnuiufac •irv Jam. lookles and candles at the » fuciorlea. FRAMING A BUDGET A Help to Wlea Spending Rather Then to Mr. I. H. PaeBcher, State Di rector of War Savings tor Wisconsin has prepared a budget for Incomes from $M0 ο year upward, which has been pronounced practicable. The budget prondM 40 per cant ίοτ food, rtnfblng IS per cent, shelter 18 per cent, feel and light 7 per cent randrise, including seringa, S3 per ^ent He considers Che following t .air example: Food $350, clothing «117. ■hatter fitt. light and fnel ♦68.80, reereatlon $30. church and hart tie· |34, Insurance 943, carfare r 31.50, savings |2C, mleoeUaneoos, in udlng literature, $37. Ftor a $3000 tnoome the proportion? 4Uggeeted eve: Food $730. dothinr «60. h belter $330, light and fuel $114 recreation $10S,-charch and charities $72. insnrance $95, carfare $31.50, sav inge $750, mlereBaneona. incloding lit eratnse end physician, $150. help is house $350. Bene items are too low Cor —» renditions, notahlj bous ing and cartar* whflu uthais might be reduced. To save is imperative. 8ome people are born thrifty, some achiev thrift, but most of us have thrift thrust upon us by high prices and restricted Incomes. To all the budget is the universal help, and as a safe investment for small savings. \\\ Savings Stamps ahould be the flint considération after the neceesitiee. » THRIFTOGRAMS Money Invested In Wnr Savinge ttempo le never idle. By potting your aisney into War Savinge Stamps you will be helping yourself. If you provide a fa I net the "Veiny day" by buying War Savings Stamps, there wlli be no "rainy day." You can compound your internet end further eeeist your Government by re investing your Liberty Bond coupons in War Savings Stamps. Every home should have a Sanitary Plumbing and Drainage System We are prepared to serve you. Make your wants known to us. PARIS MACHINE CO. Plumbing:, Hot Air, Hot Water, Vapor and Steam Heating. Buy Now and Save Money YOUR-*, Sin ul Sim Film The prices of footwear are continually advancing, therefore, the early purchaser will get the benefit of the present moderate prices. Our line of Men's, Women's and Children's up-to date Spring and Summer Footwear is now complete and ready for inspection. ALSO A FINE LINE OF Trunks, Bags and Suitcases for all occasions. Call and inspect. W. 0. Frothingham, 0 SOUTH PARIS, - MAINE. — ~ "il; Farmers—Help Us to Help You BEFORE long you are going to be very busy. To make your crop, you are going to need the service of every machine you have. There is a little lull right now. This time can be put to mighty good use. How are your farm machines? Wouldn't it be a wise precaution to look them over carefully to as sure yourself that there are no parts needing replacement now or later on ? By making a liât of preeent or possible future require ments and giving: it to us before or during Repair and Inspection Week, March 3-8, we shall be able to fur nish you what yon want when yon want it If there is any item on your list we do not happen to carry in stock, we can procure it and hold it in readiness for you. It-takes the delay, and con sequent loes of time out of farm emergencies. The question of a day or two during the husy' season on the farm is a serious one. Make up that list now and let us have it. A. W. Walker & Soa? SOUTH PARIS, MAINE. AMONG THE FABMEBS. "SPUD TH> Τ LOW.'' Oomapoadenee on pnoueai afrtcuBural topic to aottctted. Addreu all oommuatoattoas la MM (or thli department to Hnor D Hakkokd, Agricultural editor Oxford T>en> oerat. Pail·. Me. The Coat of RaUIng Sweet Cora. EKDBAVOB WILL BB MAPS TO GIT 901U DEFINITE FIGUBE8. Obono, May 6,1919. In what localities, under what condi Uona and to what extent is the raising of iweet oorn profitable in Maine? £uee tiona of this nature are often asked and the answers are apt to vary materially. A campaign is about to be conducted by the countj agents in the various counties in which sweet oorn is a staple crop, with a view to "determining the oost of production this year in the respective localities. Maurice D. Jones, farm management demonstrator of the University of Maine extension service, bae just issued a cir cular letter to tbe county agents, sub mitting to them the details of the proj· Bot. His letter is acoompanied by an ; ffioial message from Director Leon S. Merrill, heartily endorsing the plan. Account books will be supplied free to tweet corn growers who, in groupe of not less than four In any community, will agree to keep accurate records of til costs entering into tbe production of iheir sweet corn crop. The records will iegin with tbe first working of tbe land, ι definite charge per hour being recorded or tbe grower's own labor and that of ila team, aa well as the value of all nateriais and the cost of hired labor per aining to tbe planting, cultivating, bar resting and hauling of tbe oorn. After tbe crop is marketed tbe county igent, farm management demomtrator. >r botb, will meet these groups and issist tbe growers to oompute the cost >er pound of their cut corn. Tbis data wiH tben be summarized for be community and for tbe county, so as ο sbow conditions necessary for profit able production. A copy of tbe county ummary will be supplied to every grow r participating in tbe plan, so tbat be □ay have a basis for judging tbe adapta ion of tbis orop to tbe conditions on bis arm. The county agents are advised tbat in rder to eecure reliable data accounts ugbt to be kept by at leaat 40 growera q tbeir respective counties. Oranges. rarm Bureaus and other agricultural rganizations are to be asked to lend heir aid to encourage tbe undertaking, ο sections of tbe state where sweet corn rowers are organizing muob interest is eing manifested in tbe cost accounting Jan. In other sweet corn sections tbe eed is regarded as equally great. Aroostook, Hancock and Washington ounties bave no sweet corn canning ictories. Piscataquis baa only one ome portion of every other coonty In be state is within tbe sweet corn belt, bough climatic and soil conditions are lucb more favorable in some localities ban in otbera. An analyste of the ecords of tbe various counties at tbe nd of tbe season will, it is believed, be f great interest and value to tbe state nd of material assistance to the sweet orn growers, in determining what por Ion of their acreage can best be applied a that crop. ι he periodical cicaaa. NO CAUSS FOB ALABM IN MAINE. If any orcbardlst in Maine la letting is pruning hook get ruety while be le | raiting for tbe Periodical Cioada to trim ia apple treeafor him, he may be ex· aperated to learn that be la living in ι ne of tbe very few atatea east of the tockies where no help of this aort baa [ ver been rendered by tbeae moat inter sting infecta. Although their apectac lar appearanoe baa been observed here nd there in thla country ever ainoe 1666, ever in tbla atretch of more than 250 eara ia there any record that the atate f Maine baa harbored any of their ariona brooda. Residents of Maine, herefore, who wiab to witneaa the emarkable advent of tbe Periodical licada will need to viait ita haunts in ome other atate. That a Cicada con ert would be worth tbe trip for tboae rho aeek weird and unnanal aenaations d muaic ia indicated by the following uotation from- a contributor to tbe cientiflc American March 22, 1851: "The music or aong produced by tbe ayriada of tbeae inaecta in a warm day rom about the 25tb of May to tbe mid le of June ia wonderful. It ia not eafening, aa many describe it; even at ta height it doea not interrupt ordinary onveraation. It aeema like an atmos· here of wild, monotonoua aound, in rbiob all other aonnda float with perfect llattrctneas. After a day or two tbla ausic becomes tiresome and doleful, and ο many very disagreeable. To me it raa otherwise, and when I heard tbe sat note of the 25th of June the melan boly reflection ooourred—«bail I live to tear it again?" Tboae of ua, however, who in the bsenoe of help from the Periodical Hoada in tbe bome orchard, find our elves detained by the doty of taking are of onr trees in person may yet ibtain consolation from tbe faot tbat, bough this particular periodic speoies lues not visit us, we have nevertheless, itber Cicadas in Maine which may be xpected to appear in 1Θ19. A larger Cicada than tbe famous teriodloal species is indeed due in this tate tbia year, an insect as Interesting, ndividuaily, .no doubt aa its noted lousln; and a musician, too, aa every iimntry dwelling MainUe will have tbe ibance of testifying next August. We expect tbia larger Cicada in 1918 vith a confidence in natare who baa not ailed ns in this respect for a single year ince man first began to notloe inaecta η Maine. The reason we keep still kboat our apeciea here while the preas >f tbe ooantry heralde tbe aoheduled trooda in other atates aa with flare of xumpetsrJs. that onr insect, whether It ipends a few or many years nndergrouad, >as no conspicuous break in tbe dates of ts appearance, the broods being so die ributed tbat we get a few every year in-, i'ead of a great many at certain periods oag apart. Our Cioada sings hot solo parts, or at nost a scanty chorus. We take him jalmly as an every year affair while his illent mate depoaita egga in numbers be· !OW the Mmit of economlo importance. We are not to be Cicada-less in 1919 or my aubeequent year so far aa It Is sfcfe so prophesy; hot there Is nothing so ipeotaoular about onr apeoisa as with tbat periodical oonsin of other states who oomes bat once in thirteen or seven been years and then in snob numbers as to bewilder the ear with its ,lPba,pir-r M)h" note and oause consternation by tbe prnnîng conséquences of its peculiar egg habits. We most do oar own orobard trim ming tWe year ae eeual; neither hoping for a eight of remarkable interest, nor rearing any npiyon^ed disturbance from Cioada sources. Maine is not favored by "the Periodical Cioada.—Cha·, D. Woods, Direotor Maine Experiment Sta tion. Bobby Brown, with an apple-pie ap petite and empty pockets, Is no more JlauuaaeU'n thin nrr tbe bens when they are hungry. Hon -hunger means dis eoesfort-not only to the flook but also to oonsumera -with boaltby Mklngs tor egg·. Hsns raise (he "Wo Food, No But'* alga whanater their owner· nog·" leot to provide them with ample nour ishment; the fowl, furthermore, are steadiest I· their dseiilcn to abnadeu production until tbefr Crating for food. Value of Farm Names. To-day farm name· are more distinctly aa eld to eneoeealul farming than they have ever been before. It la vitally neoeeaary that the man who gain· a deeent living from the eoll should name bla farm ana trade-mark Its prodnota. If more fermera recognised this neces •Itj, the greater part of their marketing problem wonld be solved. * Manufacturera often admit that the •eoret of their bnaineas ancoeea w%m the trade-mark that "sold the goode." The farm name ahould mean aa mnoh to the farmer aa the trade-mark doee to the manufacturer. That farmers hare been alower to reoognixe the value of trade marks la due largely to the periahable character of their producta. Now, cold atorage and rapid transportation have baniabed muoh of the riak of apoilage on the market. It is quite safe for the farmer to brand what be sella with tbe farm name or hia special trade-mark. In fact, modern oonditiona of marketing make it moat deeirable for him to do ao. The farm name in tbe grocery atore la aaauranoe that tbe producta labeled with it are legitimate. That is why tbe bouaewife gladly paya more for stamped butter tban for tbe unatamped kind. Eggs branded "Clnverdale Farm" are more apt to aell at "strictly fresh" pricea than unbranded eggs. Likewise fruit and vegetables bring the beat prloe when they are trade-marked. BKLBCT NAME CABEFDLLY. Prod acts with tbe most attractive brand sell first in a market where no unbtanded goods are sold. Naturally, if two artioles are the same In quality, wbo wouldn't bay tbe Cloverdale brand before that labeled Dam Side farm? Farmers seem to disseminate more un attractive trade names than do manufac turers and hotel proprietors. Their carelessness can hardly be excused be cause anyone can find out what is tbe attractive and suitable farm name by offering a barrel of apples to tbe custom er, suggesting tbe most appropriate name for bis farm. At least, tbe farmer sbonld recognise that two beads are bet ter tban one, and ask some one else to assist in selecting bis farm name. Duplicating farm titles should be thoroughly condemned. Tbe value of a farm name is always more or less dis counted where repetition occurs. Sun set, Lone Star, Oak Grove and Spring dale farms are concrete examples of names tbat bave lost prestige by being over-used. Tree names are too often eiven to farms. Tbe Maples, Tbe Bircbea, and The Oaks have ceaaed to arouse tbe reader's intereat because tbey appear as farm namea with aucb frequent repetition. The farmer can do much to prevent the duplication of farm namea. First, be can give bis farm a more appropriate name or compose an original title for it. Tben be can make duplication impos sible by copywrlting bis farm name and registering it in tbe government patent [>ffice at Washington. Tbe cost of such procedure is trivial compared with the subsequent enhanced value of the farm name. Tbe preatige of both tbe farm ind ita producta ia increaaed by such government recognition. IN THK LIVE STOCK ΘΛΜΕ. Farm namea are valued for a special reason among breeders of live stock. Farm names are their herd titles. They Form a basis for tbe naming of animals reqoired of all registered stock. Tbe introducer of an improved strain aleo Sods tbat bis farm name helps In popu larizing bis atook where competition is keen in tbe agricultural world. Hood farm bas done tbat for a superior strain af dairy cattle; and now tbe Hood fam ily is famous wherever Jersey cows are bred. Some farmers believe their farm names ire valuable beoause tbey oreate a repu tation for farm produce wbiob must be lived up to. For instance, tbe proprie tors of Quality and Brand-Nu farms are sncouraged to produce gooda tbat are tbe pârfeotlon of quality and newness, ào tbe farm name enoourages the pro ducer to keep his standards high, and thereby Insures bis suooees. Tbe farm name of greatest value ap peals to man's love of tbe beautiful. It must not ignore bis aaatbetio senses. Concordant with this law are such names is Mayberry farm, Greenfields, and Still waters wbiob appeal to man's visual tense; Runymede farm, Avalon, and [ndianola appealing to bis auditory sense; and Reetover farm, Summer Breezes, and Merry Acres, which appeal to his pbysioal sense of enjoyment. Names of difficult pronunciation are not desirable appellations for farms. Simple names are best and usually the most appropriate ones. A farm name may be so ornate and auspicious tbat the farmer oannot possibly Jive up to it. Tbe ridioulousness of such namea pre sents most of them from getting abroad. Therefore, the successful farmer does not paint on bis barn Rooky Ridge farm, or any other name of momentary thought. For be is tbe man wbo thinks about what the farm name signifies. Afterward, be gives bis farm a name which will, in his estimation, encourage him to be a better farmer. Consequent ly, be becomes tbe man who realizes tbe true value of farm names.—L. J. Robert ion in New England Homestead. TinlcerltU. Tinkeritis is a disease that affects many people. Few people know wheo they bave tbe disease. It is seen in the man who forever and eternally will not let good enough alone. The man who can repair your tractor or your telephone equally as well in a few minutes' time, and goes away leav ing things in worse shape than before be monkeyed with tbem—that mac baa a bad oase of tinkerltis. Tinkeritis is tbe disease that keeps a man going from one job to another in itead of finishing tbe one be is on. Tinkeritis usually affeots a man's vision; be sees big opportunities in tbe distance, and plants untried big-promise crops when he ought to be raising old-fash ioned oats and oorn. Tinkeritis la worse than tbe hook worm. It oan not be relieved by an operation. Neither can it be prevented by vaooination. Tbe disease Is known by different names in different localities. In almost every neighborhood there ia some per son who has tbe disease In a more or less advanced stage.—Farm Journal. Sprayed Tree· Paid Beet. Many who are asking whether it pays to spray the orchard, wHI find a satisfac tory answer in figures oompiled as the reMult of «praying work recently oarried on in ten Iowa counties. More tban 2,100 trees were sprayed, and after de ducting all expenses, the profit was 14.40 a tree. Tbe difference in inoome from sprayed and unsprayed trees waa due to a bigger yiald and better quality of fruit Spray ed treea yielded on the average six bushels, which la an Inoome of more than |250 an aore. The unsprayed trees produoed an average of 2.64 bushels eaoh, representing returns of |58 an acre. Tbe better quality of fruit from the sprayed trees made it sell readily at Hi a bushel, while fruit from unaprayed trees sold with difficulty at fifty oents. It cost twenty-eight oeota to spray a tr#e. Tbrtfost of material was ten and a half oents; labor, fifteen oents; de predation on raaobliiery, two and a half cents. Seventy-nine per oent of the •prayed fruit was marketable; twelve per oent pf unaprayed fruit waa market able. ( ♦•Did you attend the Jersey breeders* convention?" ♦•Yep." "Settle a lot of Important questions?" "Np, they bfeld so many fancy ban quets that all we eonW think of was eatlnV» / fekimmilkofttaot masquerade as cream wlen there If · Baboock inter toady. - τ An Insistent Insult * By FIELD DOUQAL I (Copyright) When Barbara reached the station in Lucca the train was almost clank ing out . , .ι Mprontll" yelled the little-legged conductor, and the engine began its penny-whistle toot. There was no time to hunt for a com partment reserved for women only. Barbara dashed for the nearest door and climbed in Just as the wheel» creaked starting. She waved a hand to the Partridges, the friends whom she left behind. There was a question ventured from them relative to women traveling aloQe· . . "I guess nn American girl can take care of herself." Barbara a^wered jauntily. "But you may telegraph the Bensons to meet the train In Florence. I forgot that." Then distunce reduced her to oy by" and unother wave of the hand. The coiupnrtment was empty, any way, except that in the iarther corner was an Italian, come from Pisa, doubt less. But he was asleep and dldn t matter. She slappi'd open the Ruskln tha had been the cause of the Partridges discomfiture. "Mornings in Florence" It was, and she read "Before the Soldan" in antici pation of a new visit to Santa Croce. Oh dear, thsre was so much to seel She hoped she would remember most of it when she sot back to Det1"0 Her woman's club wanted her to talk on the history uf Italian art ; she talked very well for a girl of twenty-four. If she did think It herself. At Plstoja a man climbed In at the door opposite, without jolting the Ital ian. Barbara slapped open her book Biraln and read "The Golden Gate. She must remember that Ghlrlandajo wasn't great, alter all; Ruskln said so. She didn't deign to notice the intruder who sat down opposite the sleeper. But the Intruder apparently deigne to notice her. She could catch a hint of a sight of him out of the corner of her eye, enough to know, * ell, he had reason ; though Barbara only half admitted to herself she admitted It. Now. however, the newcomer actual ly dared to move over and sit opposite her She was too deep In Ruskln to care, of course, but It was queer And well—I never! Was he speaking to her! "Lei parla Inglese, slgnorlnai Barbara looked up blankly, skimmed details; brown hair andI eyes, good evebrows, clean-cut face; thirty five, she thought, perhaps a little more. "Suppose I do?" Barbara answered P€"Well then—perhaps—you will al low me'to talk to you?" the man re plied, in the Intonation of the Biitish Isle. "Why should I?" said isaroara. "We're both English." "I'm not, and you know it I sup pose you think that you can talk to ; me because I'm an American. You English always think us unconvention al. So we are, but—" Barbara paus ed, breathless. She was taking care of herself. "I didn't mean to offend you—really. I beg your pardon." He said it like a gentleman. Bar bara felt she had been rude. "I'm not offended." she said amic ably. "It's just my way." "American?" quizzically. · Seeing his eyes, she liked him for the slap. "Perhaps; but I'm too patriotic to admit it.". He looked at her. "You must forgive me for speaking to you. I have a reason." Barbara did not blurt the "Well, I never!" but It thumped Inside of fier. Then she fell to glancing at the only reason conceivable, and was pleased. "You may talk if you wish. What do you want to talk about?" He cast a half-glance at the Ruskin In her lap. "You are interested in painting?" he suggested. "Yes. I'm looking It up. Been to Lucca to see the Fra Bartolommeos —Interesting Influence on Raphael." She poured the phrases headlong. The stranger smiled. "You Americans are very energetic," he said. "Don't you care about pictures?" , "Oh, yes," he nnswered, "In a lazy way. I have a few at home—old fam ily Vandykes, you know, and some por traits of the eighteenth century. I'm looking a bit about me here. Been to Plstoja for a few days, looking for a Lorçnzo dl Credi ; staying now at Prato for a few days—the elder Llppi at his best, you know, all over the choir." "Yes, I know. I haven't seen the Prato frescos yet ; but I'm going to run out to them from Florence." "Why don't you stop off now at Prato Τ We'll soon be there. I'd like to show the pictures to you. There's another train for Florence In two hours." This time Barbara did blurt out: "Well, I never!" Then she added, with pert, offended dignity : "My friends will meet me in Flor· ence station." She Italicized the sentence as she spoke It, to show the man that she was well protected. "I shall read my Ruskin till I get there," she added saucily, ripping the book open upside down. MI want you not to rcnslder dm rude," he answered. "I'm* not considering /ou at all," Barbara r.napped, her eyes riveted on the topsyturvy volume. "You can wake np that Italian and talk to him if you still feel in need of conversation." She noticed with exasperation what' was wrong with Ruskin, and turned the book about. MI should not continue to bother 70η If I didn't have a reason. It is really necessary that I should talk to you.' Barbara studied Ruskin. "What my reason Is I cannot en· Çjain; but it is very serious." ^ Still she studied. "I must insist that you listen to me." t She raised her hand toward a little bra se ring above her head. Then she darted at him: ' •'Do you want me to yank that dan ger isl glial and stop the train?" "No! Stop!" he shouted, starting nervously. Barbara reveled In that nervous ■tart of bin. \ "You're afraid, are you? Well, b· quiet, or Γ11 do It" Then she ground her teeth, deter mined. / He was silent for some minutes. Then he tried her on another tack. "We may have mutual acquaint ances," he ventured. "I haven't told you ray name. It Is Crosby." He paused. "Carrol Crosby." "What! The painter? I don't be lieve you." He drew forth a card. "Please," he said pleadingly. She was Intent on being intent upon her book, but he had her now. She couldn't help being curious. She read It. A. upon the card. Her rudeness catne over her with a qualm. "I—I've heard about you from the F.ensons," she said humbly. "I'm so sorry." "Sorry that you've heard about me?" He laughed to put her at her ease. "You mean the Hyland Bensons, I sup pose. I know his landscapes." "They're the people that are to meet i:ie j.t Florence," Barbara whimpered. "I've been rude. You'll think me aw ful. But"—here her spirit sprang to self-defense—"you know what you sug gested." "You believe me now to be a gentle man of honor?" "Oh, don't! That isn't kiud. It hurts." "Forgive me," Crosby said. "But I wunt you to understand mo. I had. , nd still have, a very good reason for asking you to stop off with me at Pra to. The Fra Fillppo Lippls were only an excuse." "The reason?" There was a flurry in Barbara's breast. Was he going to be foolish, after all? Other men had been fool ish ; they had even praised her turned up nose. ,But she knew she wasn't pretty ; at least, she didn't think so. ' "It is not a personal one," Crosby an swered. And Barbara—she didn't know why —was a little hurt. "What is it, then?" "I cannot tell you; but it Is a very potent one. I beg you to believe me when I say that It Is necessary—really necessary—that you leave this train with me at Prato." "I don't see why." "Then I shall go with you to Flor ence." Barbara wondered. "But that wouldn't do as well," he added gravely. "If you will get out with me at Prato—and you must—I shall tell you the reason as soon as the train has left the station." "Why not now?" "I have told you that I cannot The next train for Florence will be along In a couple of hours. I will telegraph the Partridges. While you are waiting I shall stay with you, or leave you, Just as you choose. My purpose will then be fulfilled." His purpose! Are you trying to see If you can command me?" Barbara asked him sharply. "Men are strong ; but women are stubborn." "I don't command; I beg. You will thank me. The Partridges will thank me. A gentlen ι would never be as rude as I have been unless he had good reason." τηβ wora "ruae- stung ner. "Here's Prato now. Will yotf tmst me?" His eyes joined ills voice In pleading with her. Barbara had never yet been beaten by a man. Her pride still bristled up when the train put on th· brakes. "Won't you trust me?" He asked it as a favor. She wondered now if she would yield. The train clattered to a full stop. Crosby opened the^door of the compartment. "Come," he said, commanding. Barbara followed him. He said nothing till the train had gone. "Will you tell me why I'm here?" Barbara asked hiui pertly. "Yes. But I want to compliment you first upon your fortitude. An English ijirl woifld have acted differently. If I had known you frcrm the first, I might have decided not to speak to you, after all." "You don't like me?" said Barbara. "That's too bad." . "I like you very much," he answered. "Did you make me get out just to tell me that?" "No." "Why, then?" "Did you notice that Italian In th· car?" "It Is not my custom to notice stran gers." Then she added, to soothe away the sting: "Especially when they are foreigners asleep." "He wasn't asleep," said Crosby. "His hat was down. You couldn't see. [ sat opposite. Ills throat was cut from ear to ear." NO DIMMING YANKEE SPIRIT Soldier in Midst of Stern Duties of War Found Time to Play Little Jokes on Dad. The Yankee spirit In the midst of the carnage and travails of war Is exemplified in a letter written two weeks before the signing of the armis tice to Edwin 0. Brandenburg, for mer president of the Washington board of trade, by his son, Sergt. Milton F. Brandenburg, who has been in France a year. Dark forebod ings flashed through the mind,of the father as he read through the epistle until he came to the last sentence. The letter reads: 1 dislike very much to have to write this letter to you, but the time has come when I must ask your ad vice on a matter of great Importance to me, the complication of which ho* caused me nights of restlessness and many a day of anxiety. "You will understand when I tell you that many a happy home has been wreckéd, and in fact even human lives upset by similar troubles, and that is why I haven't written you about It before, but now I feel that you should know at once, aa It means such a great deal to me. "Even though I am In France, I dare not communicate the fetate of my mind to any of my friends here, so go to you. I know I am asklog a good deal of you. but your loyalty more than warrants it and I am go ing to ask you and expect you to tell me from deep down In your big heart j if you think that Jeff will ever be as tall aa Mutt?" Money invested in War flarlnga Stamps la working far you day and night Thrift helped win the war. It will enable you to enjoy peace. Daàto ear· of your dollars now and they H take care of yon later. , NEW ENGLAND NEWS. IN TABUNO FORM has if Interest Fr* η Sut!» «I KaWaJ The Central Railroad of Vermont will receive $835,000 annual compen sation from the government under a contract signed by Director-General Hines. Resolutions by Providence (R. I.) City Council protesting against the new schedule of telephone rates have been forwarded to Postmaster-Gen eral Burleson. The resolutions term the increase excessive. One hundred and twenty-flve chick ens disappeared overnight from th« Beverly (Mass.) estate of Sidney W Winslow, Jr., of the United Shoo Machinery Company. An effort being made to trace the thief or thieves. Angelo Luca of South Boston, who was arrested last February on a charge of having stolen three bale*· of wool, owned by the government, paid a fine of $750 imposed by Judg Morton in the Federal Court. Lues who is a junk dealer, pleaded guilty Fire destroyed the shoddy mil owned by John Robinson and operat ed by Hamilton £ Hersey Lowell Mass., and damaged six dwellings on of them seriously. The total loss i estimated at nearly $20,000, partly covered by insurance. On her first trip to Boston since last autumn the steamer San Jose oi the United Fruit Co.'s fleet arrived a Long Wharf from Port Limon, Cost:. Rica, with a cargo of 40,000 bunche: of bananas. She also brought in ."·' crates of pineapples, the first shir· ment of the season. Dr. Charlotte Fairbanks of St. John? bury, Vt., has received the distil» · guished honor of being made a "c!t izen of France" and receiving from the Mayor of Luzaney a gold meù. ' as an appreciation of her services a* surgeon in the medical unit of the American Woman's Hospital in that city. The. organization of every trade business and industry of Boston wa.' arranged for at a meeting of th*. ways and means committee of th? Boston committee for the Salvatio: Army drive. A trade chairman is t< be appointed who will in turn ap point sub-chairmen for the driv< which opens May IS. "Jerry" Leahy, famous dog catch-r at Taunton, Mass., has a receipted bill for $1,174.80 for services rendere} for dog killing the past year. Mr. Leahy says he killed dogs every da; bat nine last year, and thought no more of it than when he "shooed" in ebriates from the Taunton short-lin· not long since when traffic was hea ▼y. Edward Ν. Merrill an attorney known throughout Maine was in stantly killed by a train at a stree· crossing at Skowhegan. His Httl grandson who was walking near him escaped injury. Mr. Merrill was 70 years of age. He was the largest taxpayer of the town and has been ti member of both branches of the Leg islature. The new United States Shipper? Board ocean tug Baldcamp, whic!* has been allocated to the Bostor. Tow boat Company, is commanded b Captain Duncan, formerly of the tu: Murrell. The Baldcamp is a flr.-c steel ocean tug, 150 feet long, with ; 26.7 beam. It will be used to tow coal barges between Boston and Chesapeake Bay. Harry Presby, Geo. K. Haselton and Frank Haselton, all of Haverhill. Mass., wore drowned in Chadwick's Pond when the boat from which they were fishing capsized. James Comeau, 10 years old, clung to the edge of the boat and was saved by Ralph Taylor who lives near the pond, and who was awakened by the boy's cries for help. The Massachusetts Civil Service Commission has taken steps to com ply with the provisions of the act re cently signed by Governor Coolidge, which requires that the names of war-service men shall be placed at the head of certified civil service lists. The commission plans to move the names of those veterans now on the lists up to their proper places, at the head. - Donaleross, the beautiful estate oi the late John L. Sullivan for years heavyweight prize-fighter, at West Abington, Mass., has been sold to George H. Hatch, of Hull, for $3500 The farm of 75 acres, with the beau tiful remodelled Irish manae, was sold after a special license to dispos# of the property had been Issued by Judge L. E. Chamberlain of the pro bate court. A rousing welcome was given by Montpelier, (Vt..) citizens to upwards of 200 soldiers and sailors from thai city who have seen service. Cap tais Dowe E. McMath of F Company, 101st Ammunition Train, 26th Divi sion, marched at the head of the col umn and with him were 100 YD boys The celebration consisted of a parade banquet in Armory Hall, a ball and mardi gras in the evening. Amoni the guests were United States Sena tor William P. Dillingham and jus tice* of the Supreme Court Guy Potter Beaton has resigned m President of the University of Ver mont, to take effect on Joly 1. The resignation vu a surprise to mem bers at tie faculty, trustees, students and thmirt of the institution. Pres ident Bentoa, who in April was made educational director of the Army of Occupation in Germany, mailed tha resignation because of his appoint ment to that position. The annual report of the Boston Museum of Fine Arts shows a net deficit of $29,652.40 in the operating expenses for the year 1918. President Morris Gray in the report recom mends the adoption of a policy of broader service, and calls upon the public for wider support, "that tho greatest possible value may accrue to the public from the priceless col lections an exhibition." New Hampshire people are evident ly finding substitute® for liquor in these prohibition times. Ernest B. Walker, who conducts a grocery store at Manchester, was arrested. It was found that he had sold 328 bot tles of Jamaica ginger in eight days. The largest day's business was nine ty-nine bottles in one day. An ap peal was taken to the September term of the Superior CoerL Mayor Peters of Boston has an nounced that owing to unexpected revenue from liquor license amount ing to $177,000, he had decided to grant the police and firemen their demand of $200 increase in pay par man. Until now the mayor has felt that he could not approve an increaso of more than $100. He also an nounced Increases in pay for his ex ecutive staff totalling $3571. Although high enough already to cause a municipal inqaory, rents are going higher. During the next four months Boston will see a general advance In rent rates. This is the Boston real esate dealers and owners answer to Mayor Peters' malnfesto against rent-profitterlng property owners, who are charged with using the present shortage in apartments and tenements as an opportunity to extort exorbitant rents. The joint convention of the Asso ciated Industries of Ma*sachu»etts and the Massachusetts Chamber of Commerce went on record as oppose:! to government ownership or opera tion of the railroads, following their conferences at the Copley-Plsxa, Bos ton. In regard to labor differences they urged legislation providing for the settleemnt by arbitration of dis putes relating to wages and condi tions of employment and declared that service should not be interrupted or jeopardised by strikes. They fa vored relying on the Interstate Com merce Commission to regulate all in terstate rates and recommended that eaeh SUTte should have the power to regulate its own commutation jas senger rates. A regional railroad system also advocated. Ha CO, ue ramoua parrw owueu uy Miss M. Louise Jackson of Cam bridge, Mass., court stenographer, has laid another egg without outside influences, this egg being «'hairpion of all, for it is four inches In circum ference. Just a year ago she laid fear eggs. For 21 years the bird has been in solitary captivity, away from Its kind. Lizzie, parrot of No rum bega Park, last year laid two eggs while in a fire-year period of captiv ity. The park offered a reward of $500 for any parrot that had a bigger record. Miss Jackson claimed the re ward on behalf of Haco. She has recently brought a suit to recover this reward. Miss Jackson says that for the last few days Haco has been Indolent, sleeping most of the time, tucking her head under her wing an<t shifting from one foot to the other. Some time later she found her strut ting around the floor, squawking "Goodmorning!" and there in the cage was an immense egg of a deli cate pinkish tint. Boston's famous frigate the Consti tution, fondly known as "Old Iron sides" is going to remain in Boston, and furthermore she is likely to be transferred to a snug berth in the Charles River basin, where she may be viewed to better advantage than at her present quarters at the Charles town Navy Yard. Word to this effect was received In Boston fro mAselstant Secretary of the Navy Franklin D. Roosevelt A short time ago it was announced that the Con stitution, the Constellation and the Hartford, all famous ships of the United States navy's earlier days, were to be removed to Washington for safe keeping. Immediately a pro test was started by the Old Ironsides' Association and other historical or ganizations. Mr. Roosevelt an nounced In reply that while the two ether ships would probably be re moved to Washington, the Constitu tion would be allowed to remain, but that Congress would be asked for an appropriation to take better care of her. He suggested that the famous ship be moved to the river basin and set in a concrete base, in such man ner that she would appear to be afloat Owners of small less grinding plants declare they will be forced out of business by the price redac tions announced by the American Op tical Company of Southbrldge, Mass. A few places are already closed. George Reno of the DupaqJ-Lockhart Lens Company declares the daas of lenses controlled by the American Optical Company are not Included la the reductions. Denial is made by Albert B. Wells that the company made its reduction in an effbrt U eliminate competitors. Point of Natural Hlatory. · Two «mall boys were awaiting their teacher on the sidewalk. One began to crawl on hands and knees, unmindful of clean white stockings, and was cor rected by the other lad, but would not arise, aa he said he was a lion. "Lions dont walk that way," said the second little fellow, "they Walk on their foots," Kerosene Kink, It has been proved that If lamp· and heaters in which kerosene is used as fuel are kept scrupulously clean, l^ere will be a decided earing of oil; also, there will be an equal pleasing absence of the disagreeable odor that 10 often accompanies the burning of kerosene. UnhappJneee In Power. Power Is detested, and miserable Is the life of him who wishes rather to fee feared than to to lored.—Nepea. Rusty Steel. To clean rus<y steel, oil well the rusty parts anô set aside In this state for two or three days. Then wipe dry with clean rage and polish with em· ery or pumice atone. When very maty and a high polish Is desired rub the article with a little slack lime. Three English institutions. Wherever the sons of Britannia may roam, three great and unmistakably English institutions set them apart from other races and creeds: Tea la the afternoon, handkerchiefs pushed ap the sleeves and "dress" for dinner. luette* of Brstherheeé. The moment we can use oar pawn dona to any good purpose ourtelrea, the instinct of communicating that dm |o others rises side by side with oar power.—Buikin.