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MANY people do not understand that Winter in the northern hemisphere corresponds with the time when the earth in that part of its orbit is nearest the sun. This position is called perihelion, and its time in the calendar varies very slighfly from year to year. Get Good Tools, but Make the Best of the Tools You Have History. is tlie anniversary of the firM balloon ascension in country. It was made in Philadelphia in 1795. and it is interesting in view of the ra|id strides in aeronautics made in the past few years. Even twenty-five year* ago the idea of a dirigible airship was largely a dream. When a Girl Marries A STORY OF EARLY WEDDED LIFE Anne Finds Jim Playing for Stakes With Evvy, and the Last Named Wins Also in a Witty Battle ( HAPTKH LXIX. (Coprntht. 1?I?. Km? Feature Syndicate) BY the time Sheldon and I re turned from our drive twi light had deepened to dunk, tad both of u) were in a sub dued. before-dinner mood as we left the gray car at the curb and hurried up to any apartment. Candle-lit dusk greeted us when we entered?dim lights and a hush that was almost startling. It seem ed to be that absolute quiet that follows some electric movement. "Hello, the house! Do Rip Van Winkle and the Sleeping Beauty abide here?" called Sheldon ban tsringly. I felt grateful to him for break ing the spell; but it could be ban ished only by dispelling the shad ows and mystery of the room. So 1 pressed the switch and flooded the place with light. Then Evvy laugh ed nervously and cried: "Say. you two barbarians from the outer world, don't you knew a glare like that is bad for Rip's eyesT* Then something in my Main went "click." Evvy. it seemed, wm loath to have the lights go up until she and Jin had a little time in which to collect themselves?to adjust themselves to our presence* Again she made me feel the intruder.'tne outsider in my own home. For a second I was actually heartsick? and then I remembered Sheldon'* hand on my hair. If he would play up to ma now, perhaps Jim would notice and recognise that "what's aauoe for the gander" may be very aaucy for the goose. I turned to Sheldon. "This isn't as inspiring a lighting ache me as that wonderful sunset? ?r the dusky little path in the park? la It?" I aoid in a voice I hoped was provocative. Sheldon got his cue. "Hush! Th-ats our own sp*uiol ?oth?Lady Anne?and we don't want to share It with the world," ha murmured. "Our path?all ours? Tou haven't shown it to another As I asked it. 1 whipped off my hot and fluffed up my hair with my fingers, smiling with a little of that world wisdom that prob ably was born In Mother Eve. "It's all ours, and if you'll only stand with the candle-light on that wonderful hair for a minute more. I'M be tempted to offer you the world?not a mere path." "And If 1 pose in the.eaadle-llght for an hour," I ashed, daringly, "will you promise to stay and keep me from getting tired and?lone "Tou try i?e:** As ho replied. Sheldon came to say side and slipped a supporting hand under each elbow. His eyes sparkled. Evidently this was a game he liked ploying. Truth to, tell it made me most uncomfortoble ?but to counterbalance that there was the hope that Jim would notice how the man in the case was "playing up." Instead be called in \ great amusement: "You look pretty enough to kiss, kiddie?ail flushed and windtossed! It's a pity 1 can't run over and do i it, but I refuse to appoint Sheldon a committee of one to attend to it for me. Instead, like a dutiful wife, you come to Friend Husband.' "How disappointing you are, Jim mie," cried Evvy with a quick flash of her eyes at Sheldon. "Any reg ular husband would be /ealous of our handsome Shelly. Can't you see how dangerous he is?** Jim laughed, and Sheldon joined him. But in that laugh of bhel don's I read full consciousness .of the thing Evvy had tried to convey ?namely, that I wasn't thinking of him at all, but was using him ! to make my husband aware of the charm I might have for other men. When I reached the couch, Jim drew me down to hia etde, gave me a careless kiss, and said: "Anne, I want you to persuade Evvy to take the money she won. Twice we played 'double or quits,' and both times that clever child defeated me utterly. Some checker quqfn, Evvy. Take your money, lady champion." "Jim. how often do we have to go over that?" Evvy's voice was sharp. "I won't walk out of here with about $10 of yours, like 4 regular little card shark?that's all. 1 won't!" Kwy Wlu Oat "Don't be silly, Evvy. Tou woi?. didn't you? Well, believe me, if I'd won I'd be talking the spoils. And also believe me, next time we play I'll rake In my pile it I'm the winner. Otherwise what's the use of playing? How about it. Shelly?" Sheldon looked uneasily at Evvy. "Oh, why all the fuss, Jimmie boyr broke in the girl before Shel don could reply. "Tou don't have to call in Anne and Shelly as referees. This is between us. I came to amuse an invalid, not to fleece him. Tou weren't playing your usual game, and all bets are off. If I hear an other word about this filthy lucre I'll never play any games at all with you any more!" Was this the cause, the only cause, of that strange silence when I came in? Still questioning. I be gan mechanically to insist that Evvy take her winnings, but she -waved me aside almost angrily. "Stop bickering over a trifle!" she cried with utter indifference to the I money. Then she slipped into her motor coat and dragged Sheldon off with an impudent little patting shot: "If you'd behaved, Jimmie-boy, I might have suggested sending our two fresh-air fiends out to dine, while we had a cozy little party in the candlelight" Before anyone could reply the deor slammed. "Would you have liked that? 'party in the candlelight?'" I ask ed breathlessly. "Yes, with you." murmured Jim. "Tou darling!" I flung myself at his side, and there, staring at me insolently, was . Newest Waists and Latest Collate These Models from Good Housekeeping, the MaQazjMofAuth?rity in All Matters Pertaining to Women and the Home i ! Collars are not so high this season. Here is an illus tration of the fashion. I" J the pile of bills and coin Etvy had refused to take. For the second time in my brief married life a hoard of winnings grinned at me from that refractory table as if it were by evil genius. I touched the money with an experimental fore finger as if I expected if to snap at ma. "Jim, you can't let her fling back the money she won like this. Why | don't you buy her something?* Jim pushed the money to a corner 1 of the table. "When I buy any gifts they will j be for you." In his voice was a note | of the tenderness 1 loved to call | up. Then in a moment he went on almost brusquely, "I'll find a way to square this with Evvy. Now for some more double-entry." And picking up a volume from the couch at his side, Jim went back to his bookkeeping. T* Be CeatisMi, The Terrible Tempered Mr. Bang's Collar Button Rolled Under the Dresser. By FONTAINE FOX. (Otpgr right. W>. by Th? WfaMlar SyadlcjOo. Inc.) If your spirits are so high you can match (hem only with hand-embroidered blouse, here it is, made of white French batiste, buttoned in the back, and with a ivest of Madeira embroidered linen, edged v with real filet Little Bobbie By William F. Kirk. IDOANT know why I doant hear from Aunt Doll, sed Pa; 8he sed she was going to rite me a letter. X suppoaa she Is vary bizzy with her frenda in the West, sed Ma. You know you areirt a vary Rood hand yuraelf to rite letters. I was three whole days at Bath Beech onat, sed Ma. & I only got one let ter from you. / Maybe she Is bizzy, sed Pa. but wen anybody promises to rite & you keep looking: for letters It malks you feel kind of uneesy. My unkel Harry is the saim way. sed Ma, he hardly ever rites & wen he does about all he aays is Excuse poor ritelng A spelling. Bobbie, sed Pa, wen you grow up always be vary careful to keep up yure corrys-podens, sed Pa. It is one of the first marks of a true lady or gent, sed Pa, to keep the letters cumming wen you are absent from them wich you luv, sed Pa. I wrote a letter to my grandma last week, I sed: X luv her & it is neerly Christmus. That Is good hedwork, sed Pa. Always remember the old A well fixed, said Pa, espeshully aro'ind the Holidays. Ritelng letters is going out of style, I guess, sed Pa, wen I was yung I had several yung la dles with wlch I kep up .quite a corry-spondens. sed Pa. Indeed, sed Ma, how romantick! Oh, yes. sed Pa. one of them used to call me her Mark Antony. She used to call me her Mark for short, sed Pa. espeshully wen I wud taik her to the shows. You were rnoar of a theeter goer In them young days than you have been of lait, sed Ma. I doant git to see many shows with you. The yeers go by & bring t' ' r .j changes, sed Pa. I used to deellie in the stage wen I knew so many of the prefesshuri. but it is different now. But as I was saying (o Bob bie, sed Pa. it Is well to keep up a corryspcndens with our near & deer ones. You doant have any neer & deer ones that you rite to. I hoap. fed Ma. I hoap none of those yung la dies you was jest speeklng of is still talking thare pen in hand & dropping you a line. They had bet ter not, sed Ma. No, sed Pa. that is all 'led memo ries. sed Pa, ashes of roses. What, sed Ma. Ashe* of roses, sed Pa, *? sweet memrles that cum with the last crimson glow of the sunset. Pa sed. Meretful lievings, sed Ma, I fear you doan't feel well. I do, sed Pa, very well & happy, espeshully wen I think of them golden days wen all of Life was bordered with purpel dreems. sed Pa. I am thinking now of Grace, sed Pa, & a butiful sunset *>n a Minnesoty Lake, sed X'a. & a boat that drifted with the evening breeze-*. But let the ded past lay away Its vagrant thots, sed Ta, * let us march down the ablnlnr yeers of the future with only & thot now & then of them wlch we loved In them days wich has went, sed Pa. Who started this talk, sed Ma. Bobbie, sed fa. he was asking me about Aunt L>oll. But as I sed befoar, sed Pa, let the past be for got in the splendur of the Peaceful Present, sed Pa. Wen I feel blue now sed Pa. I always think of th? Kiser & git a good laff. & then Pa beegan to read his paper & I went to bed. ANECDOTES OF THE FAMOUS OLONEL HOUSE, President Wilson's right-band man, Just before leaving Washington in order to be present at the Versailles conference, he at tended a reception at a fashionable woman's club. Handsome matrons were to be seen on every side, but not one of them had gray hair. All were gold en blondes. A male friend pointed this out to House, at the same time expressing mild surprise. "No need for wonder," said the gallant colonel, his eyes twinkling. "You must understand that after forty women keep their hair light and their age dark." H're is a story concerning Sir /" iiur Pinero. it appears that he was on the point of rehearsing a new play, tlie rehearsal being timed to begin at 11 o'clock. I.ooking around at the assembled company, he noticed that one lady was absent. "Where is Miss Blank?" asked Sir Arthur, sharply, of his stage manager. "She has permission to come at ] 1 was the reply, "as she is washing her htad." "Nonsense," growled Sir Arthur, in pre'ended anger, as he took ofT his hat, displaying his bald head. "Why, I wash my head every morn ing. yet I'm never late for rehear sals." The Italiau premier. Signor Or lando. has a brother at the aviation school at Venice. The premier visited him one day, taking a lady witli him. '.'My brother." said Signor Orlan do, "enthusiastically explained everything to us. and asked the young lady if she understood it all. " 'Yes, she replied# 'all but one thing.' " 'What's that?' " 'What makes the aeroplanes ?tay up 7* " / And here Is another wearable with your suit or your top coat t -> . . Puss in Boots Jr. ? By David Cory. By David Cory. AS I tol<J you In the iaat story, when Fum Junior wake up he ?u hungry u ever, so he said to Goosey Goosey Gander. "Let us walk a little way through this wood, perhaps we may come across a cottage." So they walked and walked, and at last they came to a funny little I house near a sparkling brook. So they stopped and looked in. And here is a New Mother Goose l^nd versa which a little bird began to sing from a tree near by: Six little mice sat down to eat. Pussy passed by on tiptoe feet; "What are you doing, my Little mice?" "Eating Johnny's QSke and it tastes real nice!" "Shall I show you. my dears, how to pull out the plums?" "No, thank you. Hiss Pussy, yon might bite off our thumbs!"* This made Goosey Goosey Gan der laugh, but it didn't make Puss Junior even smile. He wss now so hungry he didn't know what to do. So he tapped on the window, and when the little mice saw him, would you believe it. they opened the door and said. "Come in, for we know who you are!" So in walked our small traveler, and Goosey Gander followed, and pretty soon the six little mice had all sorts of nice things for them to eat, and after that Puss Junior told them a story about the three blind mice whose tails were cat off by the farmer's wife. "And it was all on aeeocmt of their eating- her nut cake," added Puss. "and she told me if they would promise not to take even an other nibble she would give them back their tails. "Well, I spoke to them, for they had run off some distance, and than I came back to the old farmer's wife and she gave me the three lit tle tails and then I returned them to the mice, and you should have seen how delighted they were. For a mouse without a tail does not look like a mouse at all. you know." Well, after that. Puss Junior said good-by, and, taking his seat upon the Gander's back, (lew Into the air and over the treetops far away, and by and by they came to a cave In the mountain side where there lived an old bear who was first cousin to the bear who wss so fond of Snow-white and Rose-red. whom Puss had met In an early adventure, oh. a long- time ago. And a* the Gander was wing weary they slighted near the cave and spoke to the bear, who was sitting- outside In the sun. "Welcome to my mountain.* he w?1d. "Mv eonsin has told me about a cat who wore boots, who once helped him regain his human form. Alas! I am a prince, also, but no one hss yet come to deliver me from the spell." At ttiese words Puss touched him with the little gold ring he wore on his big toe and?would you be lieve it??the bear became a hand some prince in a moment, and the cave turned into a stately castle. Copyright. 131*. r?avtd Cory To Be Continued. Overstocked. A Newcastle miner lodging at a certain house on the outskirts of the city had a penchant for music. A friend called to spend an evening with him, ind after a varied pro gram of mupic had been gone through, and he was letting his friend out at the street door, he remarked. 'Waim thinkin' o- cettin*' a pair o* dumb-bells; will ye cum an' practice wl' me?" This i\as too . much for the long suifertns land lady. "Y e liev a pinnn?r. n Addle, an' a trumpet." she shouted down the stairs. "No mair musical tn ?truaeau cuma Later this hoose!" The Club-Footed Man A NEW SPY SERIAL BY VALENTINE WILLIAMS Kore Provides Desmond With False Discharge Papers and Gets Him I. . a Job as a Waiter <*rnopate of pracedlne CHtytML) Desmond Ok*wood. BrHlah irray ef "c*r- Swe M Ctrm?n) In March of hi* 7?' "? * aaen?ber of ik? Brlt lab terrtt acrrtce. At a nut! frontier tawn ? man aimtd Frmlli. a Carman Govarnmant a rant, drape dead la Mt rootn Deainond approprlatee Semite's papera and aeeuraee bla Ideality. Ha reaches Barlln without Incident a ad ta ao ail yet ad lata tbc preeence of Caaaral ? "J! Bod en. aa atda o/ Iba Kaieer. Diamond. ka'laf eoatlntad Vaa Bo<leti h? |a rawlljr Setrlin. la uahai ?d ?ate tha residence of ike Knaw. l-*ter ha recaivae a ciphwr amwi from hla brother. Fran-'a Desmond meM Clubfoot. wbe es plaina what ha want a at taalta. Uaamond enroaaiera Monica, who hldee htm from Clabfoot's man She explains that Clubfoot'a ideaUtj la a tnvatery to her. The a mat aw apy la forcod te Sea from hia biding ttlaca aad to adrift la Berlla. ^ . Bat didn't he tall you where be wu goingV "He didn't even tell me he war going. Herr.' He Just vanished." "When war Lb I a?** "Somewhere about tha Brat week in July e a e ,t waa tha WMk of tha bad news from France." The mesoage was dated July l. I remembered. "I have a rood aet of Swedish papers," the Jaw continued. 'Very respectable timber merchant ? ? a with those one could lira In the best hotels and no one say a word. Or Hungarian papers, a party re jected medically . . . very aafe hose, bat perhaps the gentleman doesn't speak Hungarian. That would be oseential." "I MH IB tilC MAJTIP ^eaa m m anw orother." I said. "I must disappear." "Not a deserter. Herr?" The Jew cringed at the word. "Tea." I said. "After all, why not?" v "I daren't do this hind of busi ness any mora, my dear air. I really daren't! They, are ?fc'-r u too dangerous." ? "Come, oome?" I eatd. "yon were boasting Just now that yon could smooth out any difficulties Ton can produce me a very satlafactory passport frost somewhere, I an sure!" "Paasport! Oat of the gneatloa. my dear air! Lot once one of my psasporta ro wrong and I am rain ed. Oh. no! no paasports where de serters are concerned! I don't like the busfneaa ? ? ? It's not aafe. At the beginning of the war a a a ah! that waa different! Ol. ei. bat they ran from the Taer and from Tprcs! Ol. ol. and from T#tan! But now the police are more watch fuL No! - It ta not worth Ml It would cost yon much money, be sides." > T T I thought the mlaemblo oar was trying to raise the price on me. hat I waa mistaken. He was frighten ed; the bnalnoaa waa genuinely dis tasteful to him. I tried, as & Anal attempt to per euade him. an old trick: I showed him my money. He wavered at once, and, after many objection*, protesting to the last, he left the room. He returned with a handful of filthy pa para. "I oughtn't to do It?I know I shall rue It?but yon have oeerpei suaded me and I liked Herr Elebon holx, a noble gentleman and free with hla money?see here, the pa Hygiene For Child's Mouth ?y brick beldbr, w n. THE care of a child's teeth should begin before he la born; that la to aay, an ex pectant mother mnat keep her own teeth In good condition, for upon her own nutrition will de pend the nutrition of her baby aad the proper development of the baby's teeth. Unleaa such a moth er keeps her teeth In good condi tion aha cannot masticate and di gest her food properly. It Is a mere superstition to bo llave that the teeth of an expect ant mother ahould not be kept la as good repair as thoae of ether people, and that loss of teeth Is en inescapable penalty of motherhood. Good teeth and a well-balanced diet in a mother mean good teeth in a child, provided that the child's mouth is reasonably wall cared for after birth. Thumb sucking and the nse of pacifiers cause distortion of the roof of the mouth and irregularity of the teeth when they appear. Un sightly prominence of the upper teeth comes about in this way. Sore mouths in babies would sel dom occur if cleanliness were strict ly observed. Cleanliness means swabbing out the mouth three times a day with sterile gause or ab sorbent cotton wrapped around the little finger, using warm boric acid solution as a mild and harmleas antiseptic. The first, or milk teeth, should not be allowed to decay and drop out without any attempt to pre serve them. These teeth should be inspected by the dentist every four months, beginning at the second year: Cavitiee should be filled and the teeth made to last for a num ber of years. Some of these milk teeth are needed for five years and" others for ten or more. Nowaday* It is believed that the milk teeth should receive just as much atten tion as the teeth of adults. If the milk teeth fall out too early the permanent set do not take tlieir place in proper alignment, for it is the roots of the milk teeth that guide the permanent tee.th In the courses of tlieir eruption. TV> not have any miik teeth extracted if tliey can he saved Mouth breathing due to adenoids causes irregularity of the teeth on account of changes in the tapper jaw. So that part of our mouth hvKicnc program may Involve the re nova! of these disfiguring growths. l??r? ?( a waiter. Julius Zlmmer minn. called up ?ith the la?lw?fcr, but 4iMhtit?4 medleaUly mtt. mill. Urjr parcook and ptrak 4a for Bftrm day*. Th< oaly a gauarantee la acrose the police: ?o qMMtou will be asked where I a halt seed jrat* "But a fifteen days' psiiplt!" I ??id. "Wh?t am I to do at the e?d ?f that tltaeT" "Ua*e It to me." Kore aaM. eraf tiljr. "i will get It renewed far yon It will he all rightr **Bvt la the meantime ? ? ?" I objected. **I place you aa waiter with a friend of mine, who la hind U poor fellow* like yoaraelf: TowVvlhtr wai with him" "Bat I want to ha frae to arauf' "Impoea.ble." the Jaw firmly. -You moat cat lata part and live quietly In aaet aatil the inquiries after yon abated. Thea wa aay aaa i what next to be 4om Ths*? are, a Ana aet of >a|w aad a comfortable life far avar trmm trenches?alt sang cheap (in spite af the __ because you are a lad af I liked year brother thousand marks!" I breathed reached the Wrth foaad I ?a latencies mt p straightaway. go I eared the lot far Bat. area after I low his aaaaey, I a him He had his ?u 1st ten "Tour fine stuff era.- Ha The old "A salt?far Strasaer he faH taw. u you I 1 aaa far a day ar twa, m wfl tV **** to. 5^e lifer?4 wm. INMr *"*"* hardly He ?are me a at the door aad _ other. The Jav itly as wa rattled trkasaa. He etaplU ?a tod me aa my ready wit hi 4s> ciphering Francis" meaeage "How da 70a like aay Idea?" ha said. "'Achillea In his Taat* ? ? ? that Is the dertaa of the Mddea part of my boataaaa?you ska eras the parallel, do yoa mat? Achillea held In* himself aloof army aad prefer the ta the Clleats af a classical wmry highly af The cab dropped aa af the Fried rich waa ablaae with light and, and the L4nlea-8trnaaa, a row, aqaalid thoroughfare af was all bat deeertedT\t that ears far aa hat from cellars down from the Jtagle af bursts af the linli sleep. Before mm at raacee the Jaw foot of the steep dowa from the street door. Its paaots all moisture faam the phere within. Kara dowa. I following. A nauseous ware mingled with rank smote ue fall as wa door. At first I oonld except a rery fat ma? ? ? dense eurtala of smake, attttmg at a table before aa enormaas glass goblet of beer. Thea. aa the haaa drifted before the draught. 1 H? tlngnlshed the outline af a Ions, low-cell inged room. With smal tablea aet along either aide aad a little bar. presided orer by a taw dry female with chemically t la ted hair, at the end. Moat of the tahlee were occupied, and there was almost aa much noise as smoke la the place. A woman's voice 9 reamed "Stint the door, can't you. I'm fr^exlng!" 1 obeyed and. following Kore to a tabic, sat down. A man in his shirt sleeve*, who was pulling boerat the bar. left his beer-engine and. com ing across the room to Kore, greot *d him cordially, and asked him what we would take. Kore nudeed me with hla elbow. "We'll take a Boonekamp each. Haase," he said. a (TO BR COVTIWrED TOMORROW J Aerolitic Alum. Harriklns. a special r-onrtahla. ' wss relating some of hla experi ence's to a friend, "lait week." said * he. "there were thrss youths stand ing at the corner of a street, and . the moment thev saw me they bolted a* If for their llvaa. I waa greatly surprised, because?" "But FUi-ely." interrupted hta friend, "a bolt from the blue la usually tor prising:" V