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The Washington Times Home Pa ge, Saturday," June 17, 1911 THE TIMES DAILY SERIAL STORY THE VINTAGE Br JOSEPH SHARTS Copyright. 1911. The Frank ATMunsey Company. iBynopcis of chapters already published. Mlu Delia Coombs, en route to nich xaond to Intercede tor her brother, held prisoner charged with having furnished the Federals with a list of 1' troops on the Kapldan, encounters Col. Elijah Bledsoe, chief of the Confederate secret en Ice, at Cold Harbor, where he is seeking two spies supposed to have the list. While ho captuies one, Aaron 11 ber, whom he releases, and a sus pect, the real epy, eacapt-s, aided by Miss Coombs, who lellce his story he Is a 'wounded Confederate whom Bledsoe Is seeking to kill as the result of a private feud, In Richmond. President Eals permits her to visit her brother. Capt. Floyd Cuombs, who protests his Inuo ence. and she seeks and flnds the spy, "James 1'otU." because he had told her only ho could sae her brother. She un dertakes to educate him so he can hold a Government position, and the leader learns Sllber, too. Is In Richmond. CHAPTER XV (Continued). CHOK.KD by the invisible smoke, almost frantic from fear, seeing nothing after that muffled fall, the girl tried to cry out. But her throat seemed dry and hard, no sound issued from it. She shrank against the wall and strove to summon help, unable to com prehend in her panic that the pistol shot itself had aroused the house. Af ter a moment somebody began to move again in the room, for a plank icreaked. Her hand, groping along the wall, happened to touch the wlndow iblind. which, at the touch, more by accident than her conscious intention, !flew up. A stream of white moonlight fell in and made visible the grayish curls of jemoke rolling slowly upward. Across Ithe room, beside the door, there was something stretched on the carpet, and over it a dim llgure of a man standing. He had probably been confused by the darkness, for the Instant the moonlight .enabled him to see the door he coolly turned the key in the lock. There was great amount of running and scream ing overhead all this lire. The dim figure apporached her. It walked without a limp, so that at first J6he supposed it must be Potts, the cripple, who lay on the carpet. "Oh, oh!" she wailed. "You've killed Jiim'" "No," answered the voice that had prown familiar to her e&T3though the Bong summer aud autumn evenings, its dialect dropped, but the same voice lEtlll. "He's only stunned. I hit him jon the head." ' "You!" And she flung out her hands itcith rtpellent horror, for the truth broke In upon her mind like a great (flood. "You you are Grigg you!" "Yes, I am Grigg," he answered very (Quietly. "But God knows I mean you pad yours no harm Why, I think I'd llve my immortal soul Just to please S'ou. I love you more than life and Imore than honor, or I shouldn't be here tonight " Then, seeing how she icowered from him he laughed bitterly land drew back. "Of course you must aeel that way. Don't be frightened. I 'won't come any nearer. I Just want ,o tell you, for my time's short. I'm JBorry for the deceit." I The moon, shining upon his bared (head, bathed him in rts ghostly ligTit, and In that frightful moment he seem fed to the girl as terrible and splendid and unreal as Milton's Satan His hand, which, as he spoke, he stretched toward her, showed a dark stain on .the palm. "Keep It back," she shuddered. "It's wet with blood." "Only my own blood," he answered, quickly withdrawing it. "That fellow got a shot in. you see, before I silenced ,him . It's no use now to ask you to iforgive what I've done " A black shape, that caused Delia to spring aside, started suddenly up against the window, blotting out the moon; a hand tapped on the pane: a negro's agitated voice stealthily ex claimed: "Quick! quick! Cap'n! Fo" Gawd's swpt sakes'" 'Yes," said Grigg, and turned again to the girl "I don't know why I came tonight unless it was to tell you You'll hate me. But you'll remember, too I came to tell you I wtns sorry " In a confused, tumultuous way, Delia was aware that the man on the floor had begun faintly to groan and try to lift himself up, that her Uncle Philip's voice, querulous .with alarm, was call ing her name, "and finally that the negro, whose face she could not see, was pushing up -the window. "Quick, cap'n. Dis way! Dah's a millyun so'Jers closln' in'" "Why do you stay here?" Delia cried out "Go away or you'll be killed." "Then you care?" he said in a low voice "Oh, go quickly!" she cried again. "I hate you!" He was gone even while she spoke. And her last vague impression of him was that as he stepped out upon the veranda he looked back at her and laughed. CHAPTER XVI. Captain Coombs Learns His Fate. ON Ninth street In Richmond, in a room of the Mechanics' In stitute, which during the Re bellion was occupied by the Confederate War Department, were seated three persons Floyd Coombs, his sister, and his uncle. They were alone save for a sentinel who paced up and down the corridor and occa sionally glanced through the open door way Silent, the three sat close together, the girl holding her brother's hand in her lap and now and then sofUy press ing it between her palms Philip Vaughn, attired In an old, well-brushed black frock coat, had deposited his all white beaver hat and woolen gloves on the floor beside him, locked his thin fingers over the silver handle of his cane, and let his chin sink Inertly between the flaring ends of his collar; one might have said he was dozing. Floyd, too, had settled into what ap peared a negligent attitude and steadily regarded the window against which a flurry of snow was being swept by the wind. Only the girl sat very erect. As she caressed her brother's hand that lay limp upon the lap of her black dress, unshed tears made her eyes luminous and her face like a pitying angels. But whenever the stolid, ominous ap parition in butternut paused at the door with musket and glinting bayonet, a little frown of defiance, pathetic In Its unavall, troubled her brows. Once, as the sentinel passed by. the old man muttered something Into his neck-cloth. . .. .. "What did you say. Uncle Phil? the prisoner asked, not turning his eyes from the storm-harassed window. "H-m ha I remarked that the squeak of that man's boots 13 very dis turbing." "Never mind. We won't have to wait much longer." "How can they hesitate, Floyd? the girl murmured. "There was so little evidence." . . "More than enough, though, I fear, Biddy," said her brother with a non chalant shrug of his shoulders. "At least they made no reference to that that man's frequenting our house, as we feared they might They vo never even learned about it." "How did you manage to keep It from becoming known?" "Why, when I saw how it must poison all minds against you if It were known your sister had been harboring a spy. I Implored Lieutenant Freneau to shy nothing." "Well?" "And when the patrol that w-as searching for that-lemon, came to In vestigate the noise, he Lieutenant Freneau he told them an awful false hood, like the gallant gentleman he Blddy. Biddy." said the prisoner with a trace of a smile. I m afraid you bewitched the poor fellow. But he added after a moment: To have let them know, would only have Btrengthened appearances against me, and heaven knows It's bad enough already." They relapsed Into their former de spondent silence. Thus half an hour passed. A sudden scraping of feet and move ment of chairs in the next room, as though a session were ended, made them all start. Delia sprang up quickly and went to the window to con ceal her agitation. The noise ceased, however, and nothing came of It. Captain Combs, with an affectation of indifference, picked up a copy of the Richmond Dispatch which was lying on the floor and glanced over Its columns. The old man continued musing as before, his eyelids half closed. "Here's another of President Davis' negroes run away," commented Floyd. "A-man named Cornelius." "H-m," murmured Philip Vaughan ab sently. "Mr. Davis seems particularly unfortunate with his servants." "I suppose," Floyd went on. bravely attempting to laugh, "that this negro is now safe and sound under the wing of Biddy's friend." , "Don't," said Delia sharply. "Don t name him. Oh, I wish I'd never seen or heard of that horrible monster! I wish I'd never told you of him or his lying promise to help you! I wish I wish they'd catch and hang him! I do' I do!" The tears that had long been gathering in her eyes fell, and she broke Into a subdued but historical sobbing. Oown the urrldor sounded the open ing of a door, then a brisk approach of footBtcps. An orderly stepped Into the room Sir." said he to Captain Coombs, "the court-martial has reached its de cision. It awaits joti." "Verv well." quietly answered the prisoner. Too proud. In his boyish soldlerhood, to betmv cither haste or reluctance, he stood up at once and walked through the hall to the next room, followed by his sister and his uncle. F-ehind n long table, in the large room to which the prisoner was summoned, sat half a dozen Confederate officers of various rinks and branches of the serv ice, their faces sternlv composed Into a pravltv befitting so solemn an occasion. Yet a ceitaln embarrassment was mani fest among them as Floyd Coombs en tered, a few became mightily Interested In the sheets of yellow note-paper scat tered on thi table before them: two or three cleared the.Ir throats, and looked over at a portly, enerable major of nrtlllerv who sat at the head of the table and was busily writing with a quill pen. The vouthful prisoner stood out alone before his iudges. head up, shoulders squared, apparently the calmest person In the room. Behlrd him. In a little group, stood his pale Ister. clasping her un'le s am, ard the ordcrli and the sentinel, all grave, silent, watchful. For a Ions, long minute the presiding officer continued to write; the loud scratching of his quill alone broke the hush that had fallen on the room. At last he laid the quill aside, took off his glasses, folded them. Inserted them In Ills pectacle-case, and cleared his throat by a sudden effort. It was ap parent, then, that much of his stoicism was assumed. He began to read aloud from what ho had written: "The commission, after matur de liberation on the evidence adduced, find the accused. Capt. Floyd Coombs, as Of the charge Guilty. And the commis sion do. therefore, rentence him. the said Floyd Coombs, to be forthwith de graded from the rank he has disgraced, to be dishonorably discharged from the military service of the Confederate States, and to be put to death in such manner, and at auch time and place, as shall be directed bv the commanding officer of this district." Now, for the first time, he ventured to look directly at the condemned man, who, except that he had grown much paler, gave no sign of weakness. "Pris oner, have you anything to say?" "Nothing," replied the prisoner In a low, firm voice, "only to say again, I am not guilty " In the dismal pause that followed a 3eep sigh could be heard front where his sister stood. That was all. There was no melodramic scere about it, no wild lamentation. There Is a fulness of the heart sometimes that preclude ex pi esslon. "Let the prisoner be led out," said the presiding officer, and beckoned to the sentinel to conduct him away. Delia slipped forward, put her arms aro-ind her brother In a lingering caress, and moaned softly to him. He submit ted quite passively, and at Ian gently removed her arms from his neck. As he was following the sentinel out, he paused just an Instant to touch his uncle's hand. Perhaps he cotild not trust himself to speak. Afterward, while court rose, old Philip Vaughan remained standing In the middle of the floor, be gan slowly to Iraw on his mittens, and staged around him. "I believe." he muttered, "I believe, mv dear-h-m theie is no further need of ur remaining. I nave some writing to do. Let us make our apologies." Xeertheless, he did not move, al though she took him by the arm and tiled to draw him away. "It is quite odd." he observed, and stared around him again, smiling, "It Is quite odd what I could have done with mv hat." He was holding it under his arm as he spcKe. She whispered to him to come home with her. that the tria.l-w-as over. "Yes. ves." he replied in the same far off, centle tone. "Quite a trial a most impressive sight But where is Floyd? We must not leave the boy here." Finall he submitted to be led, like a little shlld, by the hand, and together, the two went out into the blustering storm. Relatives of President and Mrs. Taft Come for Silver Wedding Anniversary Several Members of Family Arrive at the White House Today. (Continuation of Thin Story Will Be Found In Tomorrow' laaue of The Times;.) Summer Closing Hours: 5 P. M. Dally; Saturday, 1 P. M. Clearance Sale of Used Pianos 25 Used Square Pianos of Well Known Makes to Close AlA Out Quickly at Prices J) III Ranging Up from . . . t v With one of these used Square Pianos In the house the children will have & chance to take up music. The instruments are In excellent condition musically and they are unusually attractive bar gains at the prices we're quoting. In the lot are such well known makes as FISCHER. STEINWAY. CHICKERIXG. KNABE. HALLET & DAVIS. STODART GAEHLE WAKE. TRUSLOW. We are also offering1 a num ber "of bargains In used Up right Pianos at unusually low prices. Easy terms of pay ment arranged. r. F. G. Smith Piano Co., iSdiST 1225 Penna. Avenue tUuuuiuiiiiiiinmimimiimi.'iniiium The members of the house party which Is being entertained at the White House for the sliver wedding anniver- I vary celebration of the President and I Mrs. Taft, Monday evening, have be gun to arrive. Miss Delia Torrey, aunt of the President, came from her home In Massachusetts this morning; Mr. and Mrs. Henry Taft and their two sons are expected this afternoon, and Rob ert Taft also will arrive from Harvard today. Horace Taft, brother of the President, accompanied by Charlie Taft, will also bo among the arrivals today. Miss Helen Taft Is ewected tomorrow' morning. The President occupied the Presiden tial box at the New National Theater last evening to hear the Aborn English Grand Opera Company sing "Martha." Mrs. Charles Anderson and MIbs Maria Herron, of Cincinnati, sisters of Mrs. Taft, and Major Butt accompanied the President. I General Nelson A. Miles, U. S. A., and Senator Charles Curtis, of Arkansas, were among those entertaining theater parties last evening at the New Na tional to hear the Aborn English Grand Opera Company sing "Martha." Miss Jane W. Webster Bride of G. . Duncan. The marriage of Miss Jane W. Web ster and George. E. Duncan took place Thursday evening at 9 o'clock at the rectory of Waugh Methodist Episcopal Churjh, the Rev. A. W. Thompson of ficiating. In the presence of a small paitv of relatives. Immediately after the ceremony, Mr. and Mrs. Duncan left Washington for a trip, and. upon their return, will reside In Washington. r Announcement Is made of the mar riage of Miss Beisle B Roberts, daugh ter of Mr. and Mrs. R. E. Roberts, to Arthur G. Miller. The wedding took place Thursday evening at 8 o'clock at the bride's home. Hlfi Eleventh street northwest, the Rev. J. H. Taylor, pas tor of the Central Presbyterian Church, officiating, in the presence of a gather ing of relatives and Intimate friends Palms, ferns, and clusters of white roses adorned the house for the occa sion, and th- wedding music was plaed bv 'Miss Nellie Roberts, sister of the bride. T!ie bride, whore onlv attenaant was her twin. Miss Mav B. Roberts, wore a beautiful gown of soft white satin, trimmed In duchess lace and pearU. In her hair she wore a wreath of lilies of the valley, and she carried a shower bouquet of bride roses and lilies of the valley. . , yiss Mav Roberts wore a pink mar quisette gown over silk and carried en armful of Bridesmaid loj-e. J. B. Thompson was best man for Mr. Miller An Informal reception followed the ceremonv. and later in the evening Mr. and Mrs. MHIt left Washineton for a Northern weddlnc trip. Mis. Miller traveled In a tailor suit of tan cloth, trimmed In blaok satin, with a large black hat. Upon their return to Wash ington, thev will be at. home at 141C Eleventh street. 4- A lawn fete will be given under the auspices of the Department of the Po tomac Woman's Relief Corps Thursday evening. June 22, from 8 to 11 o'clock at the residence of Mrs. Josephine O'Meara, 413 Third street northwest. Miss Graham to Wed Dr. Carroll S. Alden The engagement Is announced of Mls3 Meeta Campbell Graham, daughter of Brig. Gen. William M. Graham. U. S. A., and Mrs. Graham, to Dr. Carroll Storrs Alden, of Annapolis. General and Mrs. Graham closed their apartment In the Cairo several weeks ago, and. accompanied by their daugh ter, went to Annapolis for the summer. The- engagement was announced at a dinner given on board the U. S. S. San tee by the brothcr-ln-law and sister of Miss 'jraham.- Capt; A. H. Scales. U. S. N.. and Mrs. Socles. 4 The house party which Mrs. H. Clai borne Wilkins, of Twenty-eighth street, has been entertaining for a fortnight at her cottage at Cape George, for her daughter, Miss Annie Llnd Wilkins. will disband this even ing. Among those from Washington who will return this evening will be Miss Marlon Edmonston King, Miss Elalno Williams, and MIbs Georgia Lyons. Miss Carry Kennedy, of Nor folk, Va., will return to Washington with Miss Wilkins and be her guest here for a short time. Mrs. Dabney, wife of Dr. Vlrgtnlus Dabney, will leave Washington today for Loudoun county, Va., where she will spend a month visiting relatives. On July 21, Dr. and Mrs. Dabney will sail for Europe. Jewells Will Go to York Harbor, Me. Rear Admiral Theodoro F. Jewell, U. S. N., and Mrs. Jewell and their son. Commander Charles T. Jewell, IL. S. N., who have been stopping at the Grafton since their arrival from Eu rope, several weeks ago, will leave shortly for York Harbor, Me., where they will spend the season. - - Medical Director Frank Anderson, U. S. N.t and Mrs. Anderson have as their guests Lieut. James B. Berry, U. S. A., and Mrs. Berry and their young daughter. Lieutenant and Mrs. Berry will go to Fort Riley, Kansas, shortly, where the former has been ordered to duty. Washington Visitors at Alleghany Inn. Among those from Washington who are stopping at the Alleghany Inn, Goshen, Va., are Lieut. James H. Tomb, V. S. N., and Mrs. Tomb and their two children and Miss Mattle Tomb; Com mander Joseph Straus, V. S. N.. and Mrs. Straus; Maj. J. M. Carter. U. S. A., and Mrs. Carter and their two chil dren; Mrs. Francis B. Letier and Miss Lefler, H. M. Blandz. and M. B. Mac Williams. -- Mrs. John D. Patten and Miss Patten closed their house on R street today, and have gone to their cottage at Hur ricane Lodge, Essex county, N. Y., for the season. Mrs. Samuel C. Lemly and Miss Lem ly, who have been spending some time In New York, have gone to Lake George for the Beason. .J. Mrs. Lawrence Townsend, who went to New York Tuesday, will sail today for Europe for the summer. Mlt-s Town send, who is now visiting In Philadel phia, will make a series of visits at the various North Shore resorts. Mrs. LaGarde. wife of Lieut. Rich ard D. LaGarde, U. S.A., is visiting her husband's parents. Col. Louis A. LaGarde, U. S. A., and Mrs. LaGarde. at their place In Woodley Lane, D. C. Capt. Samuel H. Gibson. U. S. M. C, and Mrs. Gibson, and the Misses Gib son will close their house in S street shortly and go to Capon Springs, W. Va.. for the summer. Justice 'and Mrs. Lurton Leave Washington for the Summer. Mr. Justice and Mrs. Lurton will leave Washington this afternoon for Knox vllle, Tenn., where they will spend a portion of the summer With their son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Van Devanter. Later in the summer they will go to the Virginia Hot Springs. The Minister of Costa Rica and Mmc. Calvo. accompanied by their family, left Washington this morning for Glencovo. L. I., where they will spend the sum mer. , Miss Elsie Farnum, of Oakland, Cal., who has been spending some time in Now York, will arrive in Washington this afternoon to spend a few days with her cousin. Miss Hazel Cox. Next week Miss Farnum and Miss Cox will leave Washington for California. Emery Cox, a student in the Univer sity of Michigan, will also arrive in Washington today. Later in the sum mer he will go to Woods Hole, Mass., for several weeks. - - jMiss Thayer Engaged to Frederic Winthrop. An engagement of much Interest tc Washington Is that of Miss Sarah Thay er, daughter of Mrs. Nathaniel Thayer, of Boston, to Frederic Winthrop, which wr announced yesterday. Miss Thayer, who Is the youngest daughter of Mrs. Thayer, Is a sister of Countess Moltke, wife of the Danish minister. Countess Moltke1 Is spending the sum mer with her mother and sister at their summer place at Newport. 4 Mr. and Mrs. Ernest H. Pullman are spending some time at the Baldwin House, Round Hill, Va. Leroy King has issued invitations for a stag affair to be given Wednesday, June 21, 1311, at Freund's, in celebration of his twenty-first birthday. 4 The engagement Is announced of Miss Minna Heilprin, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Giles Heilprin, of Washington, to James W. Horwitt, of Cleveland, Ohio. r Miss Pauline Gans. of Baltimore. Is In Washington to attend the Octagon tug ride tomorrow. 4 Baer-Straus Wedding Takes Place on Tuesday. The wedding of Miss Reta Baer, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. M. Baer, and Henry Cullen Straus, of Richmond, will take place Tuesday evening, June 20, 1911, at Rauscher's, Rabbi Louis Stern and Rabbi Edward N. Callsch, of Richmond, officiating. Owing to a re cent death in the bride's family, only the relative's of the contracting parties will attend the wedding. Mrs. Simon Lyons and daughter. Miss Flora Lyons, who have been spending the past few weeks In Atlantic City, have left for an Indefinite stay with relatives in Indianapolis. Mr. and Mrs. Ivan Herman, who were recently married In Brooklyn. N. Y., are spending their honeymoon In Atlantic City. They will make their future homo In Washington. Nelson Berliner, of Baltimore, is the guest of friends In Washington. The wedding of Oliss Reta Nattans. daughter of Mrs. Jennie Nattans. and Albert Lowenthal, both bf Baltimore, will take place Sunday. June 23. 1911. FOR LITTLE FOLK JUST BEFORE BEDTIME The Sandman's Stories MISTER FOX TELLS ANOTHER STORY. IT had rained for three days and the whole world seemed one big mud puddle to Jack Rabbit, when he started for the House On the Hill to pay the delayed visit to Mr. Fox. Jack Rabbit looked Very different from what he did the last time we heard of him, for he had been convinced by what Mister Fox had told him that the hawk really Intended to eat him and that the compliment which he paid to Jack Rabbit's fur and his mustache and his tall and the offers made to curl ills whiskers and pluck the dark hairs "out of his tall were only intended to get him to come out of his burrow so that the hawk "might more easily catch him. As a result Jack Rabbit had washed all the grease off his coat and his tall, which, you remember, he carried stuck very straight up In the air, he now al lowed ta He where It belonged. Mister Fox. who was looking out of the door of his house, saw Jack Rabbit while he was quite a long way off, and came to meet him. "I did not Know, but the. rain had flooded your burrow and drowned you." he said, as he came up to Jack Rab bit and shook him warmly by the paw. "How did you get on during the flooJ which we have Just had?" "I busied myself washing the foolish ness off my coat, and the rain was of great assistance," replied Jack Rabbit, and Mister For, seeing Jack Rabbit's fur looking just as usual, knew what he meant by "foolishness." "Well." said Mister Fox, "there Is some advantage in having a house up here, since the water running down hill does not wet my cave, and 1 have been as dry as a last year's chicken bone. Come in and make yourself comfort able." In a few minutes they were seated before the fire, which Mister Fox had built because of the dampness outside, and Jack Rabbit had begun a conver sation which he hoped would lead up to one of the stories Mister Fox had promised to tell on a former visit. "I was thinking," said Jack Rabbit, "of the hen who scratched herself into 2ffrr2fflCK Rabbit while heytas Ui IC H LVrtt) TTHT "-"rr- useless wealth by digging up the piece? of glass which she thought were dia monds. Did you ever hear what be came of her after you let her go?" "No," said Mr. Fox, "I never bother about what happens to hens that do not stay with me. A good deal of time Is wasted by both ani mals and men In acquiring knowledge which Is of no use after they get It." "Did you not say something about a rooster who caused the death of a whele flock because he was greedy for i-omethlng that was of no use to him?" asked Jack Rabbit, he remem bering that that was the story Mister Fox had promised to tell. '"Did I say anything about the fool ish rooster?" said Mister Fox. "Indeed you 3d, and you promised to tell me what happened to him and the rest of the flock." "Well." said Mister Fox. 'it Isn't a very long story, so I am going to lunch with my friend the crane at noon and it Is now past 11." "The story of this rooster is a part of the famous davs of California, when men from all over the. worW flocked to the Pacific coast In search of gold. One man wiser than the rest took with him a flock of hens, for. knowing how high the price of eggs would be there, he thought that he might make a little money from selling them. "When he got there and had settled down end his hens were laying well he was much pleased with himself for his forethought, for he was able to Bell his eggs for very high prices and with the money which he got he was able in turn to feed his fleck very well. "But one day the rooster, wandering down to the edge of a creek, saw some sparkling bits of gold In the sand and hastened to run back to the flock and tell them of his discovery. 'Come with me,' he said to the hens, 'and we will feed ourselves on the richest food that any barn fowls ever ate,' and the hens, believing in the wisdom of the rooster, did as he directed. "As day after day they fed them selves on the bits of gold instead of the good corn which the man provided, they grew poorer and poorer In flesh and laid fewer and fewer eggs until the man finally decided that since it was costing so much to keep them and they were giving so little in return he would kill some of them, and since the rooster never laid any eggs he decided to kill him first. Sffrf SOME SflflRKUnS BITS OF COLO "jtia wiion ne iula3 to areas mm ne found that his gizzard was filled with gold. 'Indeed,' said the man. these hens are worth more dead than alive. and he proceeded to kill the whole flock to get the gold which they had eaten. " 'I am quite surprised,' said Jack Rabbit, 'that any hen or rooster should turn away from good corn to eat gold.' "'When you get older.' said Mister Fox, 'you will be surprised to see how many animals and how many man and women leave what Is good for them In search for things that will only do them harm when they are ac quired " "Well. I must he off to my luncheon with Mistress Crane. .If she serves a cood meal I will tell you the next time I see you what I had to eat." Office Boys Who Are Wonderful Financiers Jerome S. McWade, the Duluth finan cier, was talking about New York office boys who, working for brokers, specu lated on the tips they picked up and accumulated fortunes of $30,000. $40,000, and $50,000. "The twentieth century office boy Is a wonderful creation," said Mr. McWade. admiringly. "He is so clever, so daring-, and, above all, so honest. "A few years ago I had an office boy named Jasper. One day I sent Jasper out to buy me a postcard. I have never seen him since." "But. sir, you don't call that honest!" cried the reporter. Yes listen," said Mr. McWade. "Last month I received a postcard con taining these words: " 'Dear Sir: Here is your postcard. I started speculating with the penny you f'ave me to buy It, and am now wortn 17,000. Thank you!" New York Trib- One or the Other. Howell What Is your opinion on the question of living expenses? Powell Either they are making the loaves of bread smaller, or the' mouths bigger. Practical. The Deck Passenger I notice all of the steerage passengers bolt their food. I wonder why." The Stewart They bolt their food to keep it down Chicago News. We are sometimes asked by housewives if Fels-Naptha soap is as good for washing clothes in winter as in summer. Better, if that is possible. The best thing about Fels-Naptha is that you don't have to boil the clothes either winter or summer. And because boiling is more disagreeable in winter, Fels-Naptha is a greater blessing then. In the winter doors and windows are closed, and the nauseous odor of boiling clothes cannot escape to the open air; then, too, steam loosens and wrinkles wall paper. And chapped hands are caused by dipping them in hot water and then exposing to the cold. You don't need hot water in wash- Anty Drudge Changes Grocers. ing With JbelS-INaptna. J3Ut De Sure and Grocer Shorteight "Madam, the whole secret is in the '. - p i t , i 1711 1 naphtha. Now here's a new naphtha soaptry it." USC It the relS-JNaOtha WaV. T OllO W the Anty Drudge "Naphtha nothin'! Couldn't I get a little J naphtha of ray own, if it was only naphtha did it. I J' ,4. 4.1. J A .s. ,. . tell you these imitations don't have the comhination QireCtlOnS Oil the TeCl anCl QTCCT1 Wrapper. that's in Fels-Naptha soap, and won't wash clothes -s2 it jt the Fels-Naptha way. Here's where I quit trading with you." I r V w A l y-J? JOm 1 1 I IIS' I t I 3Sr5 vQror&ilvl I 'IJ m yMf DRUDGEMf fe?'Ml 'J f nJffl xrn if J lAU 1 flar, J"' hTTM lb V !x. lfcCJi I fcA A-w Jv. w k. H 'S1 rt7-v? . -i ;.-. - r lvi i.jd- 4- . -yVZ . -