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Courage Has Moulded the Past and It Carries the Future in Its Dreams
To Blacken Tan Leather. TO bJacien tan leather it should be first rubbed with a torpor cent solution of tannic acid. Let this solution dry thoroughly, -when a ten per cent solution of iron sul phate should be applied. This gives an intense black, is easily applied, and is harmless to the operator. This Day in History. THIS is the anniversary of the beheading of Sir Walter .Raleigh, in 161 8,. at the-behestof Spain. He was long a prisoner in the Tower oftondon, charged with, conspir acy, and while incarcerated he wrote the "History of the World," one of the monuments of Elizabethan literature. 'g' WVVih1 'U "X r xi mi ten 99 TV .,,- an exciting and The Zepp s Passenger romantic spy serial Philippa Introduces Lessingham to Her Husband and the Two Men Find a Common Interest in Fishing "He will keep his word," Philip pa said quietly. "He Is that sort of nan." The door on the other side of the room was softly opened. Less Ingham's head appeared. "Could I have & necktie?" he asked diffidently. Philippa. stretched out her hand smd took one from the basket by her side. "Better give him this." she saM. handing It over to Helen. "It Is one of Henry's which I was mend tag Stopr She put op her finger. They all listened. "The car" Philippa exclaimed, rising hastily to her feet. "That is Henry! Go out with Mr. Les singham. Helen," she continued, "and wait until he is ready. Don't forget that he Is an ordinary call er, and bring him In presently." Helen nodded understandings and hurried out. Philippa moved a few steps to ward -the other door. In a mo ment It was thrown open. Nora appeared, with her arm through her father's. "I went to meet him. Mummy." she explained. "No uniform isn't It a shame!" Sir Henry patted her cheek and turned to greet his wife. There was a shadow upon his bronzed, handsome face as he watched her rather hesitating approach. "Sorry I couldn't catch your train. Phil." he told her. "I had to make a call In the city so I came, down from Liverpool street. Any luckr She held his hands, resisting for the -moment his proffered embrace. Anxious for HI Story. "Henry." she said earnestly, "do you know I am bo much more anx ious to hear your news." "Mine wtU keep." he replied. "What about Richard?" She shook her head. "I spent the whole of my time making Inquiries," she sighed, "and every one was fruitless. I failed to get the least satisfaction from any one at the war office. They know nothing, have heard noth ing." Tm ever so sorry to hear it," Sir Henry declared sympathetically. "Ton mustn't worry too much, though, dear. Where's Helen?" "She 'Is In the gun room with a caller." "With a caller?" Nora exclaimed. "Is Jt any one from the depot? I tmist go and see." Tou needn't trouble," her step mother replied. "Here they are. coming In." The door on the opposite side of the room -was suddenly opened, and Hamar Lessingham and Helen en tered together. Lessingham was entirely at his ease their conver sation. Indeed, seemed almost en grossing He came at once across the room on realizing Sir Henry's presence. "This is Mr. Hamar Lessingham my husband," Philippa said. "Mr. Lessingham was at college with Dick, Henry, fo of course Helen and he have been Indulging in all sorts of reminiscence." The two men shook hands. "I found time also to examine our Leech prints. Lessingham re Jimmy's Goat Balked - p i Ce marked. "Tou have some very ad mirable examples." "Quite a hobby of mine in my younger days," Sir Henry admitted. "One or two of them are very good, I believe. Are you staying in these parts long, Mr. Lessingham?" "Perhaps for a week or two," was the somewhat indifferent reply. "I am told that this is the most won derful air In the world, so I have come down here to pull up again after a slight illness" "A dreary spot Just now." Sir Henry observed, "but the air's all right. Are you a sea fisherman, by any chance, Mr. Lessingham?" -I have done a little of It." the visitor confessed. DUelpIe of the Bod. Sir Henry's face lit up. He drew from his pocket a small, brown paper parcel. "I don't mind telling you," he con fided as he cut the string, "that I don't think there's another sport like It In the world. I have tried most of them, too. When I was a boy I was all for shooting, per haps because I could never get enough. Then I had a season or two at Melton, though I was never much of a horseman. But for real, unadulterated excitement, for sport that licks everything else into a cocked hat, give me a strong- sea rod, a couple of traces. Just enough sea to keep on the bottom all the time, and codling biting. Look, here, did you ever see a mackerel spinner like that?" he added, draw ing one out of the parcel which he had untied. "Look at It. all of you." Lessingham took It gingerly In his fingers. Philippa, a little osten tatiously, turned her back upon the two men and took up a newspaper. "Lady! Cranston does not sympa thize with my interest in any sort of sport Just now," Sir Henry ex plained good humoredly. "All the same, I argue that one must keep one's mind occupied somehow or other." "Quite right, dad!" Nora agreed "We must carry on. as the colonel says. All the same, I did hope you'd come down in a new naval uniform, with lots of gold brain on your sleeve. I think they might have made you an admiral, daddy, you'd look so nice on the bridge." "I am afraid." her father replied, with his eyes glued upon the spinner which Lessingham was holding, "that that Is a consideration which didn't seem to weigh with them much. Look at the gutter of it," he went on. taking up another of the spinners. "Tou see, it's got a double swivel, and they guarantee 600 revolutions a minute." "I mast plead ignorance," Lessing ham regretted, "of everything con 'neeted with mackerel spinning" "It's fine sport for a change," Sir Henry declared "The only thing Is that If you strike a shoal one gets tired of hauling the beggars In By-the-by, has Jimmy been up for me, Philippa? Have you heard whether there are any mackerel In?" Philippa raised her eyebrows. "Mackerel'" she repeated sarcas tically. "Have you any objection to the and Everything Else He Start the Critter. By FONTAINE FOX. prnsbu oik ear iu u.,... fish, dear?" Sir Henry Inquired blandly. Philippa made no reply. Her hus band frowned and turned toward Lessingham. "You 'see," he complained a little irritably, "my wife doesn't approve of my taking an interest even In fishing while the war's on, but, hang It all, what are you to do when you reach my age? Thinks I ought to be a special constable, don't you, Philippa?" "Need we discuss this before Mr. Lessingham?" he asked, without looking up from her paper. Lessingham promptly prepared to take bis departure. "See something more of you, I hope," Sir Henry remarked hos pitably, as he conducted his guest to the door. "Where are you stay ing here?" "At the hotel." "Which?" "I did not understand that there was more than one," Lessingham replied. "I simply wrote to The Hotel, Dreymarsh." "There is only one hotel open, of course, Mr. Lessingham," Philippa observed, turning toward him. "Why do you ask such an absurd question, Henry? The 'Grand Is full of soldiers. Come and see us whenever you feel Inclined, Mr. Lessingham." "I shall certainly take advantage, of your permission. Lady Cranston." were the farewell words of this unusual visitor as he bowed him self out. Sir Henry moved to the sideboard and helped himself to a whiskey and soda. Philippa laid down her .newspaper and watched him as though waiting patiently for his re turn. Helen and Nora had already obeyed the summons of the dressing belt "Henry, I want to hear your news," she Insisted. He threw himself Into an easy chair and turned over the contents of Phlllppa'a workbasket, "Where's that tie of mine you were mending?" he asked. "Is it finished yet?" "It is upstairs somewhere." she replied. "No, I have not finished IC Why do you ask Tou have plenty, haven't you?" "Drawers full." he admitted cheerfully. "Half of them I can never wear, though I like that black and white fellow. Tour friend Lessingham was wearing one exactly like It." "It Isn't exactly an uncommon pattern." Philippa reminded him. "Seems to have the family taste In clothes." Sir Henry continued stroking his ohln. "That grev tweed suit of his was exactly the same pattern as the suit Richard was wearing. th last time I saw him In mufti." "They probably go to the same tailor." Philippa remarked equably Sir Henry abandoned the sub ject. He was once more engross ed In an examination of the mack erel spinners "Tou didn't answer my question about Jimmy Dumble," he ventured presently. Philippa turned and looked at him. Her eyes were usually very sweet and soft and her mouth de lightful Just at that moment, however, there were new and' very firm lines In her .face, (To Be Continued Tomorrow.) Copyrlrht, lilt. Little. Brown Co. 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I dtdnt know thare was any raoar Ideels left unproteck-ted. sed Pa. Our noabel army Is talking calr of the Ideels worth while, sed Pa. I know, I sed, but the Boy Bol sheveekys Is going to help oar old er brothers wleh Is fltelng In the trenches A workshops, I sed. Good for you, sed Pa. That Is the way to shout. I am sure yure noabel band of yung heroes will do grate things until you start sum thing else &. ferglt about the Boy Bolsheveekys. sed Pa. Wen I was yung. Pa said, us kids was all the time starting snmthlng & newer finishing It, sed Pa, I was eeleckted President, I sed to Pa. That Is too bad, sed Pa. Tou have a grate ree-spon l-blllty, sed Pa, Tou are likely to lose sum of yure friends, sed Pa. A President always has plenty of friends, I sed to Pa. Tou wait A see, sed re. The only President I know that has plenty of friends Is our grate President Wil son, sed Pa. Peepul cant help bee lng his friend. But presidents of railroads & "clubs, etc. has prltty ruff going, red Pa, Watch yure step, Bobble, sed Pa, Tou must not dls-csarsge our lit tle son, sed Ms, If the other boys thought snuf of Bobbtle to malic him President of thare order, sed Ma, you shad feel eom-pllmented. X hoap yen dldent expeek them to main you thare President, said Ma to Pa, Certainly net. sed Pa, I was meets ly warning Bobble that Uneesy lies the tied that wares a crown, sed Pa. Talk His Nibs the Klser for a ex ample, sed Pa n Is losing wate lately, the palpers say. His hed Is about five yeunds titer than It used. to t. It Is toe bad, too, sed Pa, beekaus the German peepul are vary hard up for fat. Well, sed Ma, I am glad Ilttel Bobble stands so wall with his playmalts that thay have made him thare cheef, It Is In the bloed, sed Pa. As I have offen toald you, It was the 1 me wen I was Ilttel The othertboys always wanted to rally around me. sed Pa. Yure mother toald me that wile they was rallying around you they offen sent you hoam to her with a long story of woe, sed Ma. Deer old mother, sed Pa, she fer gits. Llttel do the old recal of the Triumphs of thare children, sed Pa. I guets that Is so, sed Ma. Ture mother newer menshuned any Tri umphs to me. But I hoap Bobble gits along famous-ly with his Boy Bolsheveekys, sed Ma, It Is such a cute nalm. & yet so feerce. sed Ma. Tou bet we are feercer than Boy Scouts anyhow. INTERESTING STORIES Any Want Supplied. "I hae here," began the traveler, "a patent electric hair brush" "Can't you see I'm as bald as an egg'" snapped the man at the door. "Tour wife, perhaps, might" "My wife wears a wig. She Is aa bald as I am" "Possibly you have a child who" T have. Two months old. and still bald." "Ah, but maybe you have a dog. I can recommend this brush equally for man and beast." "Look here, my good man, onrs Is a Mexican hairless dog. Good day." The traveler gently replaced the brush In his bag, and fumbled In another corner of It. "Permit me." ho murmured. In honeyed accents, "to show you the latest thing In fly-killers." Insect Intelligence. All the farmers gathered outstde the village Inn were launching bit ter complaints against the ravages of the potato-bugs. "The pests finished up my crop In less than two weeks," said one farmer, "They ate mine In two days," said another; "and then roosted on the trees to see If I'd plant some more." A man who was traveling for a seed firm cleared his throat and then Interrupted, saying: "That's remarkable, I own, but let me tell you what I saw In a town store I-saw a couple of these bugs examining the books, about a week before planting, to see who had bought seed." m tt 17 TTfrrTT7TQ An Unusual Serial of lliUrf r JL.U 1 1 J2iIiO East and West The Tangles of the Killing Straightened Out, John and Elizabeth Settle Down to Their Happiness. By Virginia Terhune Van de Water. CHAPTER 1XIU (Copyright. 1918. Star Company.) SOME of Elizabeth Wade's af fairs materialised as she had expected. About others, she changed her plans. One thing happened as she had hoped. Her brother took her back to Rlverhltl with htm. . There was no need of her remain ing at the farm. Mrs. Chapln was to have what she called "a vandoo" of all the furniture there. Clifford preferred furnishing the Chicago flat with more modern articles than those used for years In the New Hampshire house. Martha Cbapln herself feeling almost opulent with her husband's comfortable life Insurance and the prospect of being supported by- her son raised no objections. She be-, lleved that she was beginning Ufa again ort a new and more luxurious jcale than that which she had al ways known. t "Of course," she said to Eliza beth, whom she came to see on the day before the Wades' departure for the West. "It's going to be hard In a way, leaving the house where pa and me lived so long. But of late I've been awful lonesome win ters, summers wasn't so bad. I do PUSS IN BOOTS JUNIOR By David Cory. YOU remember In the last story that the JJoah's Ark had run aground on an Iceberg dur ing the night, and that ev erybody was almost frozen when they woke up the next morning. "We'd better set about gettlnr the Ark oft as .soon as possible." said Mr. Jonah, after Captain Noah had made an InspecUon. "Some of the animals are nearly perished with the cold. The monkeys are rolled up so tight you'd think they were fur balls. Only the polar bears seem to enjoy life, aild they are Just crazy to get out and take a run on the Ice." "Let them wait." said Captain Noah. '"we have more serious Ihtngs to attend to than pleasure for the moment.", -' - "Well, come and get a good, hot breakfast first said Mrs. Noah, bringing in the steaming coffee pot and a plate of hot corn muffins. "After breakfast you'll all feel different" This was Indeed good advice, and when breakfast was over. Captain Noah said, "Get the crowbar and the wooden rollers, Japheth. We'll see If we can't start the old Ark moving. Maybe she's stuck too deep In the Ice. but we'll try, at any rate" "Here, ray little kitten." said kind Mrs Noah to Puss Junior, "put on this muffler If you're going out. It's pretty cold." So Puss tied the warm muffler around his neck and stepped out on deck. A beautiful sight met his eyes. Towering high above him was a mountain of glit tering Ice, while as far as the ey could reach was a Held of tee and snow. Under the rays of the morn ing sun parts of the great berg glittered like a rainbow. It was so cold that Puss had to Jump up and down to keep his toes from freez ing. Down on the Ice. close to the Ark, Captain Noah and his crew were busily at work. One of the auto wheels had sunk deep Into the Ice and acted like an anchor. The other wheels also were embedded In the Ice so that the Ark was held as If In a vise. "Guess we'll have to give it up." exclaimed Captain Noah after an hour's hard work, during which time the Ark had not moved an Inch. "We'd better make up our minds to winter here until the ice berg floats Into a warmer climate and either melts or breaks apart." "That's cheerful," said Mrs Noah. "Tve nothing but summer flannelj and a mackintosh with me" "What about some of the poor animals who are used to the torrid zone?" replied Captain Noah, shoul dering the crowbar and climbing up the rope ladder to the deck of the Ark. Mr. Jonah did not reply, bnt turned up his coat collar and stamped his feet to keep warm. "The hairless Mexican dog will surely die If we don't do something for him." said Ham. "I think I'll ask mother If she won't let him stay In the kitchen" Bat Mrs Noah did not sem very pleased over the suggestion "Gracious me'" she said. "Shem already has two parrots, a marmoset and a lit tle green snake In the kitchen I don't suppose one more, animal would make much difference If it will only keep from under my feet. I nearly stepped on one of the snakes this morning" And In the next story yon shaU hear what happened after that. (To He Contlaaed.) (Copyrttbt, Hit, by Psyld CeryJ Wrong Way Up. There was a rush of wind, a cloud of dust, and the car rushed on, leav ing the old gentleman uncomfort ably sprawling in the middle of the road. That ear knocked me downP he spluttered to the nearest police man. "Did you notice the number, alrT" said the ever-obliging figure of the law, with the Inevitable notebook and pencil, Tes," gasped the victim: "It was number slzty-stxl" "No, no!" esled another police man, who had witnessed the acol dent. "The number was ninety nine. This gentleman was stand lag on his head when he noticed HP grieve for pa, too" sighing deeply yet he's at rest and my boy needs me. If Clifford marries as maybe he will later on I nave enough from pa's Insurance to make me feel I am not a depend ent. And I expect there will al ways be a' place for me in Clifford's home." v "There should be." Elizabeth, af firmed promptly. "Tou've been a good mother." "Well, that may be, too," Mr Chapln admitted. "But there's few , young men as good and steady aa my boy. Yet" 'suddenly recollect ing her manners fl must say Mr. Butler's 'lovely, too. Pm real glad you and him are engaged, my dear. And I hope you'll be happy. Tour brother tells me Mr. BuUer la buy ing the farm off htm." "Tea." Elizabeth nodded, "he Is." "Well. I'm glad, since you're so fond of the place. And I" hope you'll be happy here. When do you get jnarrledn "Not before next summer," Eliza beth told her. For this was one of the points on which she had changed her mind. In her unsettled condition she had planned to marry as soon aa possi ble. Now'that she was to share her brother's little apartment in Jl!ver hill for. the winter, she was willing to have an opportunity to become accustomed to her new happiness and to make the acquaintance of ADVICE TO THE LOVELORN By BEATRICE FAIRFAX. Fascination vs. -Loyalty. DEAR MISS FAIRFAX: I am twenty, and a member of the United States Navy. I have been corresponding with a girl for the past, three years antt we have learned to love each other. But about three weeks ago I was Introduced to a fas cinating girl three years my senior and she tells me of her love'Tor me. The' first girl has written me that she has found out about, this new young lsUy, and told me that she doesn't think It right for me to treat her the way I have. When I made appointments with her I brike them, and now I am sor ry. Kindly advise me what to dov in this- matter, as I dont know what is what. I A SAILOR, Ifs"as eld a.a the world, this ex citing dilemma in which you find yourself. Hundreds of thousands of youths before you have been asking them selves whether they should be faithful to the good, sweet girl to whom they had pledged loyalty, or whether they should surrender to the bewitching arts of some new siren who puzzled And disturbed and for the moment utterly en chanted them. Sometimes they have tried to reconcile the two at tachments, as I thinlo you have tried to do. But It can't be done. If the fascinating woman who has the great advantage 'of being older than you has succeeded In dis enchanting you with your first love, and you come in time to be abso lutely sure that this is so, I am afraid you'll have to own up to it and let unhapplness follow. I Im agine, however, that she has merely been flirting with you. and that you will shortly realize this and feel more than ever drawn to the girl whom you have treated badly In that cue, confess the whole thing to her and ask her to forgive you. I think she wllL Objects to His Friends. DEAR MISS FAIRFAX: I am nineteen and care a great deal for a young man two years my senior. Before meet ing me, this young man went about with two friends whom I do not care for at alL He la Imited to mv house often and always has one or both of his friends accompany him. When we go to a theater, his friends are also there with young la dles. I am sure this young man cares for me. eo I hesitate to mention his friends, whom I cannot stand having around. Kindly advise me what course to take. PUZZLED I confess tt Is unusual that a young man should be unable to separate himself from a bodyguard of youthful companions, even under circumstances that would otherwise suggest romance. And from your point of view, I can see that It must be disturbing not to be able to detach your interesting friend ship from a perpetual background of young men whom you dislike But are you quite sure that the young man whom you prefer and his companions understand the sit uation as you do? Isn't It possible that they regard their association with you and other girls aa a group affair, without any loverlike sig nificance In any Individual case? Unless you become engaged, I scarcely see how you can suggest that this young man give up hla friends, and even then it would be asking a great deal, unless they are undesirable Influences. He Returned It The C O. of the regiment, while entering the barracks, noticed in front of him a N. C. O. who return ed, contrary to all army regula tions, the salute of a raw recruit. The N. C O. was summoned to the orderly room, where the C O. de manded to know what he meant by returning a salute to which he knew he was not entitled. Tho N. C' O. promptly replied, "Sir, I always return that to which I am not entitled." Taken unawares by this smart re ply, the officer dismissed htm laughingly. her future sister-in-law and of John's mother. "They wllj be sure to love you." John had predicted. His prophecy came true. Mrs. Butler received her warmly. She felt that Elizabeth, was Indirectly responsible for John's restoration to complete health. Such being the ease, 'what wonderful .care she would be able to take of htm through all the years to comet "I Elizabeth herself was conscious of the need of rest and fredom from responsibility after her stress nous summer. These she found la her brother's home. For Douglas Wade was very happy at this Juncture. His prac tice had Increased by leaps and bounds, and. while he was far from rich, he saw approaching the point where he could afford to marry. His fiancee showed herself much pleased with his sister, and the two girls became friends In a sur prisingly short space of time. Alicia went to New Tork wlti "her mother to purchase her trous seau late in the winter. Until thea It had sot occurred to Douglas Wade that his sister should be mak lng similar preparations for the renewal of her wardrobe, aa shi was to be married in the early summer. ,' "Elizabeth, my dear." he saM abruptly", coming out of his ow dream of Joy long enough to re incomer Ul -Clizaoeia flu netv. f too. "What about your trousseaux I Don't -you want some moneyfor itt" She laughed and shook her bead. Must a little." she replied. "I shall need only very plain dresses at first, for we go to the farm In June. In the fall John will get me such a wardrobe as he wishes ma to have. But I shall need nothing elaborate for we are going to live on the farm," "AH the year around!" her brother gasped. . "Tes." she smiled, "al) the year around. That Is why John Is gcr lng to spend most of the time be tween now. and our wedding at the East. He is planning to have th Aid hnusA remodeled, all modeTn Improvements added, and the whole 1 place converted Into a spot he and I can call "Horns' for the rest of I our days." - "And what win he dot" I "Goosey!" his. sister teased- "What should he do but practice t the profession, that he loves seleo- ' tlflc farming? Ton forget what it has done for htm this year." I .John Butler, entering Douglas Wade's little sitting-room unan nounced, heard the last words an laughed. - ( "It was only Incidentally tire farmlng-that made me the well man J now am," he declared. "Douglas. ' old chap, you are some- doctor, Z admit, and. you deserve every hit of the reputation you are making so fast. Tet. clever as you are. yonr plot to cure me would not have been the success It was If yon had not had an accomplice. She kr the arch platter." Douglas started to retort; then. seeing by the expressions) on the. faces of the young people max nts presence was quite superfluous, he slipped from the room. Of course they had Important things to say to each other. Tet the remark uttered by John Bntler was neither original nor sa usuaL "Less than six months; darling." he murmured, ldsalng his be frothed. "Tes." she answered, eBngteg' to htm. "rn less than six months we will be together again en the dear old farm our home!" . It was quite- evident that they had forgotten all about Douglas, and were Just now jot teen aware) of his existence. THE E.MJ. Both Wrong. " Tm brothers were belnc'eztte talned by a rich friend. As in rtjcfc would have it. during tho evening the talk drifted away tram ordinary ( topics. "Do tou like Omar Shayyazar asked the host earelessly. by way of making conversation. - ' The elder brother heroically rushed into the breach. -Pretty well." said he, "but I pre fer hock." Nothing more was said on the subject till the brothers were on their way home. "I say," said the younger brother, breaking a painful silence. "wbT can't you leave the things you dont understand to me? Omar Khayyam Isn't a wine, you know; ITS cheese!" -v The Missing Pafl- I "Talking about meanness," eal an old son of the solL who surs4 a pint of ale la a chair by the fire. "you should ha' known eld Rub what used to keep a farm out well way. Twenty years age son went out with a tin pail to ml a cow. Somehow or other both lad and the pall disappeared m: terlously No more was heard ox him till he wandered back homk ten years after, as rich as a mil lionaire, and loaded the old man up, with gold and diamond pins and new clothes, and gave him flva hundred pounds as a birthday presj ent. And d'ye think old Ruby wsji grateful? Ne'er a bit! 'George, says he, wot "ave you done wld y the paiir- Not Much. "Does the war make much did Tei. ence to you?" asked the new serv ant. J The missus says we've got tp economize, so we're to "ave mar garine with meals In the ktlcheai replied the old cook, I "Doesn't she have It. than?" i "Not her! She says as 'ow ft doesn't suit her digestion; but then ain't nothing wrong with her di gestion. We know that, for w often sends 'er ,up margarine, anil hattr amafeaaaL" 1 'r v Vf J ? J A. .4, .