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JJOUYBDENTTE, chiefly found in Tasmania, is used for ? variety of purposes, but its principal value is in the manufacture of steel, to which it gives a hardness and toughness that makes the steel suitable for use in propeller shafts, guns and boilers. ?* Articles of Home Interest Are Found. Daily on This Page This Day in Our History. \ JHIS is the aniversary of the birth of Robert Morris, -who did much to make the Revolution.* success by advanc ing money when the fortunes of the colonies were at a low ebb. T# the shame of the United States be spent more than three years in a debtor s prison at (he age of M. The Heart Breaker By y?ffihom Mildred Asks Honora Bluntly if She Is in Love with Arthur, and Her Sister Gives Her A Sharp Answer. XXXTV. IT -waa quit? dark when Arthur Bruce apd Honor* Brent turned Into the street on which the girl lived. "I am not coming in now." Arthur remarked. **I have talked freely to you. and there cannot be any thing dlahonaamb'e In mr telling yon Chat I gat a not* from Hilly this morning.* "T*" Honora rejoined. "I know A* wrote to you. She told me go." T>ld aha tall you what ahe i i?iUomii ttwt aha had rof your calling before long, or aamethlng of that kind." Honora did not wlah to be qnm tfcined too elooety on thla point, mast be loyal to her aiater. "Her note wu very kind." Ar ter admitted. "She wrote In a way that made me feel that she eared for my friendahip." When the pair reached the gate, the man aaked a question with such elaborate indifference that his companion knew it was of impor tance to him. "Do you suppose I might run In and see Milly thla evening after dinner?" "I am sure yon may," Honora ??Id. "I do not think ahe has any engagement for tonight. If she has. t will have her telephone to you. But." struck with sudden tre pidation. "I will have to tell her that I have seen you,?if I am to ?take an appointment for you for thla evening." "Do you mind her knowing yon have been ma?" Arthur aaked, sur prised. Being a man. he was incapable of suspecting that the woman he loved could be Jealous of the aia ter whom he did not love. "Oh. no?that'a all right!" Honora aaaurnd him hastily. "I will tall her about our walk. Good-by." *ot am Baay Matter. She had spoken as if telling about the walk would be an easy matter. But ahe shrank from the ordeal. Honora went into the kitchen, where Katie was busy preparing dinner. "Wh?ro la Miss Mildred?" she ?tod. "She's In her room, I guess. Miss Honora." the maid answered. "She came home quite a while ago and wanted you. and seemed kinder put about because you was still out." When Honora entered her own room, ahe found it dark, but by the .dlj| light from the windowa ahe aaag Mildred lying on her bed. "What's the matter, dear." the older girl asked. "Aren't you well" "I hare a headache, and there was nobody to speak to, so I lay down here alone. I bave had a. very dole ful hour all by myself." "Thai's too bad." Honora sympa thised. She did not turn on the light, but tn the darknesa, removed her hat and Jacket and put them away in the eloseet. "T took the trouble to come home by way of your office," Mildred complained, "but you were gone. 80 wa* Mr. Pearson. The office boy ?aid yoo had gone out at 'four ^eloek. so I supposed you'd be at Wme. Where were you?" "I went for a walk." The words were uttered boldly, hot the speaker felt aa if she were confessing: a misdemeanor. She was prepared for the next Inquiry, and it came promptly. "Who went with you 7" "I went with Arthur," Honor* said. . A rrHiarat Question. Then she waited in silence for the dreaded comment. It did not follow immediately, but, when it ddi. it vu in the form of a ques tion that was so crude that it made her start violently. "Are you in love with him. Ho? ?raT** The older girl sprang from the chair in which she had just seated herself. "I had hardly expected as coarse a question as that from you, Milly. It is also rude and unkind?since, as you know, Arthur is in love with Vou." "He seems to be. doesn't he?" was the sneering comment. "First he writes to you on the sly, then he meets you clandestinely?and yet he pretends to me that he cares for me. I suppose he told you this afternoon that he loved you, didn't he?" Honor* lost control of her 'em per for the moment. "Mildred!" she exclaimed. "If you can say nothing except insult ing things I decline to talk to you until you are in a different mood. If it were not that I have a mes sage for you I would refuse to men tton Arthur Bruce in your presenea. As it is, lie wanted me to tell you that he is coming to see you this evening. "I won't see him!" "Then telephone him to that ef fect!" her sister commanded, turn ing on her with a gesture that, even in the dusk, Mildred could see was one of anger. "But let me warn you that if you refuse to see Arthur Bruce you will defeat your own aims. You spoke of wanting Arthur?yes, you did?you need not deny it! I would not remind you of this ii you had not driven me to it. "Well, since that is the case. T may as well tell you that he wants you much more than you want him. That Is why he wrote to me asking if he might see me alone this after noon. He wanted me to tell him frankly if there was a chance- for him with you?if he had a right to ask you to wait for him until he was able to marry you." She had poured out her words In an angry torrent, and now stopped, breathless. Mildred sat up Straight. "And you?" she asked eagerly. "What did you say. Honora?" "I said that if a girl loved a man she would be willing to wait for him. Oh." bitterly, "don't be afraid! I committed you to nothing!" And then, overcome by her un accustomed rage, Honora Brent burst into tears. (To Be Continued.) Diseased Teeth a Menace MANY TROUBLES TRACEABLE TO THEM. By Brice Belden, M. D. )CAUZED areas in the Jaws filled with disease germs. where no natural drainage is ? possible, account for many cases of heart disease. Joint affec tions and stomach ulcers. The absorption of poisonous prod ucts (toxins) from this organism, called the Streptococcus viridans, kept up continuously, finally breaks down resisting power, and tho in dividual deteriorates If the or ganisms themselves migrate and reach the heart, joints or lining of the stomach, definite organic disease frequently results. By means of the X-ray it is pos sible to see the local destruction In an iafected area and to infer the character of the infection. Very often the possibility of dis ease In the neighborhood of the teeth -is not thought of until a pa tient presents himself to a physi cian with an already established heart affection, or with what he may think is rheumatism, or with stomach symptoms indicative of infection in that quarter. The chief infecting organism in these cases is known to be a germ ? ? ? In all ?ueh cases where the cause of the condition is obscure the teeth Streptococcus viridans is at the. bot tom of ?the trouble, rto treatment will be of much avail that does no; include attention to the jaws, or rather to that spongy portion of the jaws known as the alveolar process. In which the teeth are set. These infections begin in the dead pulp tissue of ? tooth and ftnaJly affect the end of the tooth root, forming: a gummy tumor adherent to the root which, as it prows, de stroys the aJveolar structure we have mentioned and permits the Streptococcus viridans to colonise in large numbers. Strange to say, no pain usually attends this process. If in dealing with a tooth in which the pulp is devitalized *11 or ganic matter is not removed and the canal of the root sterilized and hermetically sealed. Infection of the sort described is directly invited, for at the end of the root there are little openings called foramina. When from any cause dead pulp exists in a tooth the necessity of treating it properly is apparent in the light of what has been sauL Pentistry involving unnecessary Ue vitalization of pulp is to be con demned. After the ends of the ro>is ha*^ been filled, the X-ray is useful In revealing how successful the opera tion has been. It is not only a question of con serving teeth, but of guarding the general health and even the lives of people. Forensic Skill. Judse?Arc yougjositlve the pris oner is the man who stole the horse? , Witness?I was. your lordship, till that lawyer cross-examined me. He made me feel 1 stole it myself! VERNON McNUTT GETS INTO TROUBLE AGAIN . By FOMTAfNE FOX right before. my 0est glkl he asks me ip the service. stripes on my sueeve DONT hurt me when r wrpE MV N05E! 10109 rtbfc TSli. bT Tb? WhMl?r SywUcAta. Ine> Smart, Inexpensive Waists Republished, by Permission of Good Housekeeping, the Nation's Greatest Home Magazine. The good-wearing, plainly-made waist of white batiste von will find at the left above, ?with collar and cuffs of dimity for a touch of trimming. She who finds a high neck becoming will like the model of Buster Brown persuasion at the right, of blue or pink checked organdy with a taffeta tie. ADVICE TO THE LOVELORN By BEATRICE FAIRFAX Why Did She Mock Him? with a very handsom# man of twenty-three for about two yearn. Of course, we have been no more than friends. The other day I rereived * very eloquent letter expressing: his love for me. lie never had given me cause to think se riously of him. I answered in a mocking letter, making him realize I look the matter a-a a joke. In reply I received a cutting, sarcastic letter, show ing that since he meant the first letter he was very much hurt by my reply. As I value hia friendship and secretly en tertain a strong affection for him, I fear that this misunder standing may sever all our re lations. I would appreciate advice as to the way to act. RAT. I wonder why girls will do as you did when they really are in love with a man? There's a strongly perverse instinct in femi nine nature. Although you are un willing to be easily won, 1 think the next move will have to come from you. Can't you bring your self to write him a letter of apol ogy or ask him to come to see you? Admits Unwise Conduct DEAR MISS FAIRFAX: I am twenty-four and deeply in love with a man considera bly older than myself. We both work in the same place. What I would like to know is. Am I acting right in making love and kissing this man in (he fctore whenever the chance permits, knowing that 1 am seen by different cmiflovos? ? M. S. W. Kmplmt icaTTy not. Even if yon are engaged to this man you should have only formal relations with him in the store, whether there are onlookers or not. 1 think you will do well to turn over an entirely new leaf. Shall She Return His Gifts? DEAR MISS FAIRFAX: I am deeply in love with a young man two years older than me, and I am sure rny love fs reciprocated. Recently wo had a quarrel, and I wish you would please advise me if it is proper to return the presents he ga\e me. T. K. If yonr quarrel is permanent and can't be patched up, which 1 hope is not the case, you will have no other course than to return your lover's presents; but have you tried to "make np"? V EAR MISS FAIRFAX; I am seventeen and have been going about Why She Can't Get a Job THIS TYPE OF GIRL DOESN'T REALLY CARE By Eleanor Gilbert. . MARGARKT can't get a Job. She's answered hundreds of advertisements, made dozens of rails, haunted the agencies?but she can't get a job. Why? Margaret can't guess. She sees many other girls with less experience eventually land in some satisfactory place, but ahe unlucky. So she says. But if you were to Investigate the details of her job hunting without any sentiment and with out prejudice, you might be able to enlighten her. When she com plains bitterly about getting no an swer ? hen she replies to advertise ments for help you might be able to point out to her that she doesn't letter of application. Her handwriting is scarcely legi ble and discloses habitual care lessness; she never gives any facts, but follows the form of a letter of application she found in a text booh- Only she copies ft literally! She rarely ever varies her letters of application, and no doubt they are just like hundreds of others that fho firm gets. When she calls somewhere t<? apply in person for a job she is never particular about calling on time. If she is supposed to call at 9 o'clock she will surely bo there atl0:.'.0. But never befoj-e. She gives as her excuse that there will be dozens of girls there, anyhow, and there's no tiso waiting in the of fice, when she mi?ht just as well have that extra sleep home. Her whole attitude toward get ting a job is really very haphazard. Sometimes she pins her faith in employment agencies for a brief period. Then she spends her morn ings in waiting, or making what calls aro offered her. But in the afternoon, in order to make up for the morning's disappointments, she invariably goes to the movies, or the vaudeville, with some similarly minded searchers for jobs. And finally. Margarets n bit fastidious about jobs. She won't work in any establishment that does not have a lenient attitude on the subject of hours. She won't punch a time clock. She won't, work under a woman. She won't work where there are many other girls. ? In her mind's eve she has visions of an ideal job that she means to secure some day. She will bo "im portant," but have no heavy re sponsibilities. She w ill be allowed to come in at any hour of the morning without reprimand, and take days ofT whenever she feels like it without having to account for herself. Her salary, of course, will be larger than that enjoyed by any of her girl friends. She will be prosperous, well-dressed, much envied. ^Margaret's ease is extreme. There aren't many girls who have so much trouble getting a job, because there aren't so many girls with so many self-imposed handicaps. Most girls have only one or two. With a little honest se1f-e\a.m tnatlon it's eas>? to discover why it takes time to get a job. There's aJwaya a reason pomewhere. Don't get despondent, therefore, or LhhUt you're not "lucky." Find the rea son. correct the rauj*. and your results will surely change favor ably. INTERESTING STORIES Teutonic Denseness. Kx-Ambassador Gerard, whose disclosures have been so widely read, was discussing: Germany. He said: "When a German begins talk ing about Germany's supremacy there is no reasoning with him. He is as unreasonable and pig-headed as the the druggist's assistant who was asked by a customer one hot morning for a plain seltzer. "What flavor?' asked the assistant. 'Va nilla, chocolate or whatr 'Ko fla vor,' said the customer; 'a plain one, without flavor. I>on't you under stand?' Tah, T understand.' said the assistant. 'But what flavor you want him midout? midout vanilla or midout chocolate?' " Wrote an Editor? We. began the publication ov the Rocky Mountain Cyclone with some phew diphicultics in the way. The type phounder phrom whom we bought our outphit phor this print ing ophice phaiicd to supply us with any eph's or cay's, and it will be phor or phivc wecx bephore we can get any. We have ordered the missing let ters, and will have to get along with out them till they come. Wre don't lique the looxs ov this variety or spelling any better than our read ers; but mistaix will happen in the best ov regulated phamilies, and if the c's and x's and q'fi hold otit, we shall repp (sound the c hard! the Cyclone whirling aphter a phashion till the sorts arrive. It's no joquc to us; it's a serious aphair. China and tho Bean. The bean plays an important part in Cninesc domestic economy, and one of the specially desired ?iuoli flcations of the Chinese matron, throughout the northern provinces, is her ability to concoct from beans - green. hla<-k, and yellow?several staple dishes. The bean seldom appears on the Chineso table whole; it is not ?^n sidered a.*r fit for food until it has been reduced to its essences and put up in the form of bean curd, or bean gelatine, which are for sale in every roadsido food-shop of north ern China. The art of producing these nourishing foods, which are the meat of the poor, is to the rural fliinese woman what the making of butter, cheese, and jam is to the Occidental housewife. In the large cities bean manipulation of that sort is a craft and a commercial activity, just as the making of jam and butter is in the large cities of the West, but it can scarcely be called an industry, since it is still quite without, organization. The beans must be crushed, soaked, baited, boiled and strained before the essences appear. The Club-Footed Man A NEW SPY SERIAL BT VALENTINE WILLIAMS Francis Visits Inn Near the Castle and Makes Airangement to Get Job As Beater at Coming Hunt (frnopaie or rrwdinr Chapter*) - ?*mond Okewood. British irv ?* ?f*r: *?** " VMMH la M4Kh of kH brother. Francis. a member of the Brit - tab eecret service. At a smell free tier '?*B ? a?B named Semi in. a Oermas Government uut, drops dead to kla room. Dwmond appropriates BemUa ? papers aad Mwmm hta HI entity. He reachee Berlin without Incident aad ?? conducted lata the presaaot Von Bod en. aa aide of Ike Daamond. having Bodea be ta really a , Into the reaMenoe of tt Later he reeetvee a alpha. from Ma brother Francis Desmond m??ti OoMooC wbe ? plains what be WMU af Semite. Desmond encounters Monica, wis bidea from ClabtaBfU men. Kb* explains that Clubfoot's Identity la a myetery to her. The amateor spy ta foroad ta toe from hia hiding place aad la adrift la Berlin- He goes to a eecret agsat who disguises him end fcta him a Job aa waiter. The place la raided by Clubfoot and agents. but Deamond escapee by a ruse. H? fleea to Dussel dorf where he ftada bia brother. CHAPTER XVIT. Francis Take* Up the J*aiis(1ia> I saw the lights Duh up la the room. I heard r>esmond cry out: "Grundt! ' Instantly I flung my - ?elf flat on my faca In the flower bed, lest Dctmond't shout might have alarmed the soldiers about the fire. But no one came; the gar denn remained dark and damp aad silent, and I beard no sound from the room In which I knew my brother to be, in the clutches of that man. Desmond's cry pulled roe tog-eth er. It seemed to arouse roe from the lethargy Into which I had sunk during all those months of danger and disappointment. It shook me into life. If I was to save him, not a moment was to be lost. Club foot would act swiftly. I knew. so must I. But first I must find out what the situation was, the mean ins of Clubfoot's presence in Moni ca's house, of those soldiers In the park. And, above all. was Monica herself at the castle? I had noticed a little estamtnet place on the road, about a hundred yards before we reached the Schloss. I might, at least, be able to pick up something there. Ac cordingly. I stole across the garden, scaled the wall again and reached the road in safety. The estaminet was fun of people, brutish-looking peasants swilling neat spirits, cattle drovers and the like, t stood up at the bar and ordered a double noggin of Korn - a raw spirit made in these parts from potatoes, very potent but at least pure. A man in corduroys and lcggius was drinking at the bar, a bluff sort of chap, who read Puss in Boots Jr. By David Corv. AKES ALIVE" exclaimed the farmer, who. you re k J member, in the last story was fitting on the rear scat of the automobile which had frightened the gray mar*. "The vimen has now the upper hand!" And then his daughter, so rosy and fair, smiled at Puss and the old gray mare, but she smiled still more at the gay chauffeur who had gallantly rescucd her daddy and her. Now I meant to put these lines in verse form, but my typewriter wouldn't stop to do It, so you will have to read them over if they don't rhyme properly until you find out just where the rhymes come in. Well, as this jolly party in the automobile drove into the town the parade was coming down the main street and pretty soon It stopped and the epeeches commenced. The farmer and the chauffeur stayed to listen, and so did the old gray mare for she was still tied by her halter to the rear of the auto mobile, but Puss Junior and the daughter so rosy and fair went tnto a candy shop to buy some sweets and missed all the speeches. But they didn't care, for. they took an ice cream soda And after that they came back to the automobile and untied the gray mare, for the chauffeur said he most leave them, as he had to take his mistress shopping. Then the farmer bought some seeds for his farm and by this tim* It was time to go home. "Come along with us." said the daughter s*> rosy and fair, and then Puss climbed up behind and the gra<r marc never complained a bit. al though she had a pretty heavy load with the fa-r?ie- ar.U his tfajghter and little Vuss Junior. Well, she trotted along, and as no automobile came along and no raven cried croak, she didn't fall down and break her crown?I mean her knee. I must have been think ing of Jack and Jill when I said that, I guess?and by and by they rcached the farm. Puss remembered it all so well? the daffydills growing in the flower garden and the sunflower along the kitchen garden fence, and the honeysucklf on the front porch and the morning glories around the back door. And. oh, you know what a dear old comfortable farm looks like, don't you? It's a lovely place to come home to at night wh^n the tun is going down beyond the western hills and the first faint evening star is coming up o*er the damp meadows anti all the air. is still except for a twitter here and there from the trees or a distant crow of some barnyard roster mho is saying good-night to the friendly sun. And now. little children, good night for In thp next story It will be morning and I'uss Junior will be getting out of bed. Copyright. 1919. tiarld Cory. (To Be Continued.) 11 jr entered late _ n?il question of game rondlliom elicit** fret the information that be waa aa underkeeper at the cacti*. It *? a busy tint* for them, he teM m*. as four bit shoots had beea ar ranged. The first waa to take run tb* next day. There ware plentr of birds, and ha thought the ? Gm?ta!a gueeL flai. 1 aatod Mm If _ P*rty ataylag at the ca*tla. v? ho told dm, only one goal atdeo the officer hlUotod a lot of people awe ?? _ for the shoot the aaxt day th* of ^*'7" Ooeh. tba Chief Magistrate from Clove* aad a number of fanners from round about. "I **Poct yon will ftad the ooV dlera billeted at the castle useful sr beaters," I logo)red with arpu there, Hst The man assented grud*ln*;y Gamekeeper* are first-lass gru alt ers. But the soldiers were not wmlr . fL?r hl" p*rt h? eu??d da without them altogether. They were "uch terrible poachers to hare about th? Place, he declared. But what they would do for beaters without mem, he didn't know ? ? ? they were rery short of beaters ? ? ? theft was a fact. at Cloves.- I ?aH. and I m out of * job. I em not long from hospital, and they've die charged me from the army I wouldn't mind earning a few mark* *' ^be?ter' aBd rd ,,k* to see tha ?port. I. used to do a bit of &hoe*> "5 down oa the Rhine where I come from" enI,?K^^BwrhwUrr?- hl* "kouldora and shook his head. -That's none of retting the beaters to harefrtpl,ed "B**?dee. I shall hare the head gamekeeper after me ir I go bringing straagers In. ? ? ?" I ordered another drink for both with1"'# Md uWo? tha man round without much difficulty. He pouch ed the? w' *^rk "OU announo tHat would Tn&n&?# It ? ? ? tHa w^To" W" to ^ *>"?? ??*? who had offered their services a* beaters after dinner at the caetle that evening. He would take mo along. M honr l*t*r I stood, aa one of a group of shaggy and Is rustics, in . ble ston* courty,^ ouU,d^ tb# mmJn rntrmnc# ? ^ Th" H'?" gamekeep. hldUn e*!? Whl' bU ?"? bidding ue follow him. led the way under a vailed gateway through a *??r <?to a snsll lobby *hich had apparently been buftt ?uto the great hall of the castle, for It opened right Into it. r*un* ourselves in a rplendtd rift IS?*1 and oak. raftered, with lines of dustv ban ^7" v'"'b|e in th* twiUgM vl^ ? >L* part of the . " ,P'*r' Th* modem generation had forborne to dee*crate the fine old room with electric light, and \* ef candlestick? shed a ^oft light on the table set at tha far end of the hall, where dinner, apparently, was Just at an end. Three people were sitting at the table, a woman at the head. who. even before I had taken in the de tails I have just set down. I knew to he Monica, though her hack was toward me. On one side of the table was a big. heavy man whom I reoognixed as Clubfoot, oa th* other side a pale slip of s lad in of fleer s uniform with only one arm Sohmalz. no doubt. A servant said something to Mo !"0V *'*'?- "'king permission of Tu1" *>r a gesture, left the table and came across the hall. To my surprise, she was dressed In deepest black with linen cuffa. Her face was pale and set. and there was a look of fear and suffering In her that wrunr my very heart. ' shuffled into th? Uurt plt^ of the row in which the head keeper had ranged us. Monica spoke a word or two to each of the me*, who shambled off in turn with low obeisances. Directly she stopped I* gront of me I knew she had recog nised mc?T felt It rather, for ehe made ro sign?though the time I had had in Germany had altered my sppearance. I dare sav. and I must hve looked pretty rough with my three days' beard and muddy clothes. "Ah!" she said, with all her lan guor de grande dame, "you are the man of whom Helnrich spoke. Ton have just come out of hospital. I think 7" -Beg the Frau Graftn'e pardon." T mumbled out in the thick patois of the Rhine which I had learnt at Bonn. "1 serveo with the Herr Graf In Gelicia. and I thought mayhe the Frau Graflin ? ? ?" She stopped me with a cestui a "Herr T>oktor!" she called to the dinner table. By jove! this girl had grit: her pluck was splendid. Clubfoot came stumping over. aB emilea after bis food and smokinga lone cigar that smelt delicious. "Frau '; ra.fi n 7" he queried, glane biK at nie. "This is a man who served under my husband in Galtcta. He la 111 and out of work, and wishes mo to help him. I should wish, therefore, to see him in my ettttng-rooi^ t you s ill allow me. e e e? "But Frau Grafin, moat certainty. There surely was no need e e e? "Johann!" Monica called the servant I had seen before, "take this man into the sitting-room!" The servant led the way acreae the hall into a snugly furnished 11* brary with a dainty writing-desk and pretty chintz curtains. Monfca followed and sat down at the desk. "Now tell me w-hat you wish ta say ? * ?" she began In German as the servant left the room, but almost as soon as he had gone she n a* on her feet, clasping my handa. "Krencis:" she whispered In Eng lish in a rfreat sob. "oh. Frencle! what have they done to you ta, make you lok like that?" rro ?k ro?rT?wrwD tonokrovi (Copyright. IKS McBrMet (Cepjrght. in:. Public UU? 00.T