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excitement he used an old saber to
illustrate an onslaught on the enemy.
Alas! as an accidental swoop and dip
came, the steel blade swept across
the knees of the -.sand-padded uni
form. A black flood poured forth.
All hands laughed at the ludicrous in
cident. "Why, where did you get this
stuff?" suddenly inquired Frank, who
had casually picked up a handful of
"The hill is full oft," explained
Jed. "Sort of iron pyrites, isn't it?"
"Pyrites!" shouted Frank, quite ex
cited. "Why, it's tungsten, a good
quality, too used for hardening steel
and worth fifty cents a unit."
"What's a unit?" propounded
"Why, we've got tons of it!"
"Then you're rich!" declared
Frank. "I'm chemist enough to
know the value of this stuff."
His opinion was correct and within
a week brought results. A steel com
pany bought the old place 'for a big
sum and Uncle Abner did not have to
go back to the Soldiers' home.
They built a new house and Frank
was a welcome visitor, and Nettie,
too. And finally, in the course of
time Nettie came to the home to stay
and help Jed do the cooking for the
rest of his life. "
YOUTHFULNESS IS FASHION'S
By Mme. Alia Ripley, President of
Fashion Art League of America
Smartness, good taste, youthful
ness, these are the watchwords of
fashion this fall.
And the most important of these is
youthfulness. In this day of active,
efficient women youth must not be
lost sight of. ' No woman will consent
to appear old before her time; no
woman wants to look old before she
As to the details of fashions that
have come in with the fall the short,
fuJI skirt 'is finally established. It's a
little longer and a Jittle wider than
recent mode!sr but-iVs' by- no means
long, from three to six inches from
the floor-is the approved length; 'the
width of the skirt is governed by the
length of the cdat-the s'hprter the
coat the wider the skirt.
The extremeiyhighaist.line has
been cUsplaced Dy'the'normafcor nat
ural waist line, this line is. indicated
in coats by stitchings,and embjpider
ies and partially cutn motive.
To emphasize the princessr"effect
now so popular the coats .have long
closing lines, some of thein even but'
toning to the shoulders, and others
have a long, diagonal line from throat
to waist line.
To steal a kiss Is natural To buy
one is stupid. Two girls kissing is
a waste of time. To kiss qne's sister
is proper. ' To kiss one's wife is an
obligation. To kiss an ugly woman
is gallantry. To kissan old, faded
woman is devotion. To. Mss a-young,'
blushing girl is quite a different
thing. To Kiss one's.rich aunt is-'hy-pocrisy.
Kiss three girls on the same
day is extravagance. To. kiss one's
mother-in-law is a holy sacrifice,.
1 The New York Sim