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Resolutions By JANE OS3QR.N ^ 13-S. *>>' McClurc NcvtiimpiT a.wi.Su - ltob Judson went clown to break fast New Year's morning with 1 ? i ? shift cuffs dangling. Moreover he lisul watched tbe old year out auil the new year in at bis young sis ter's part.v and hail promised i< ? go skating with the "crowd" by i) in the morning. This meant mi 8 o'clock breakfast. He was not in u cheerful frame of mind. "What in thunder do you mean hv swiping my cuff buttons, Peggy?" he said to bis sister, who was already at the table paring an apple with amiable precision. "Look." lie held up dangling shirt cuffs. "Only this," cooed Peggy, who was eighteen and uncommonly pretty. She held up her hands, showing the cuffs of a blouse of masculine cut. "I needed them, dearie, so before you were awake 1 came in and got them. iKm't he huffy, sweetheart, It's New Year's day." "Well, you needn't be so absurd ly good-natured," growled Bob. "You're not usually so pie sweet this time in the morning." "No. dearest!" said Peggy. "Hut it's New Year's day and I've made some resolutions. One's to be very good-natured. And I'm beginning on you. I have made out some for you. too." she added drawing a very small piece of paper from the strap of her wrist watch. "I knew you wouldn't make any for yourself. Here " Tom read in very small, /rather childish writing, these resolutions thought by his litle sister to cover his besetting sins: Not to flirt. Not to be scrappy ? "That's because you punched Peter when you caught him kissing me," explained Peggy. Not to be late for dinner ? "It an noys cook so." Not to be hoggish ? This had spe cial reference to neckties, fountain pens, cuff buttons, etc. Not to get engaged before 1924./ "Because unattached men are scarce and we need you in the bunch to piece out with when the regular men are away." "And I'm not a regular man?" said Bob. "Oti, Bouby," coo3d Peggy, "I didn't mean it that way. I meant when the boys in the crowd weren't here. Of course the girls like you but you're so old." Bob was all of twenty-five. "Bobby dear," resumed Peggy. "I've asked some of the girls to come In this evening to practice a new dance step. We're a man short. That Is. Ave are a girl extra. Sally's bringing her cousin. You'll come, won't you?" Boh looked over the list of reso lutions Peggy had made out for him several ' times while he ate, and be fore he left the house that morning he had promised Peggy to keep them, thai is. If he could. Bob's social engagements in ids own and his sister's set kept him until darkness had begun to settle. But, as he reflected, it was only half past 5, and with half an hour to get home and dinner at half past 0, he would be in good time for dinner. He could boast to Peggy that he had kept all his resolutions at least for the day. He was aware of the fact that there was a young woman walking hurriedly beside a man, on the op posite side of the street, but he did not give the matter much notice even when they stopped in an apparent argument. Then he saw the young woman quickly cross the street. She waved her hand and fairly pounced upon him with a, "Why Mannaduke, dear, how glad I am to see you !" It seemed to Tom as if in all his life ho had never seen any girl look so entirely charmed to clap eyes on him, yet he was sure from the first that he did not know t lie young woman. She was shaking hands with him and looking archly, almost ar dently, it seemed to Tom. from eyes very deep and tender. It was too dark to see just what color they were. Jlf didn't know her, and Tom fell thut she knew he did not; still if she wanted to pretend that she did, what harm? . Tom remembered the Orst resolu tion given by Peggy, "Not to flirt." There would have been satisfaction in keeping them all, but still greater satisfaction In becoming acquainted without an Introduction with a girl of such apparent charm. "I thought It was you, Mormaduke," she said walking beside him and laugh ing gayly. "Of course, you were on your way to our house. We half ex pected you but I didn't know you would come this way." It seemed to Tom that the girl was talking very loudly. "Father and brother are nt the house on account of the holi day. They will be so glad to see you, Mannaduke " And then In an aside she said, "Mannaduke Butler's your name." She had heard steps behind them and then Tom realized that the man who had been talking to the girl on the opposite side of the street had crossed and had caught up with them. "Say, who are you?" said the young man, well dressed but with Ids hat drawn far down over his eyes. "Why, I'm Mannaduke Hutlei* ? I think," stammered Tom. "Well, yon can slop annoying this 'ady," suid the stranger. "She's a friend of mine and I won't stand for uoy strangers talking to her." 1 tnuii |?ushiMl h?s way, trv!n^ to I walk l.rt?,v? tl?. -i. | T..XI1. ?VtMI never saw her before in y??ur life, did vuti V You don't know lier nam*', do I'bo gis'l It::.! crossed |n front of I ?? n ami \\:is 1 1 : i r i v: ! 1 1 mi his arm. Tell liiin vim si,-,. a,:) u|,j friend," 'In was saying. "I la an old friend." S;ii.I Tom with out conviction. I don t believe it," snarled the stranger. "Wo don't neither of us know her well. And 1 euuie along tirst. You " Tom ditl not wait to know what was com I uk next. He shook off the girl s hold, his lists clenched and his muscles tightened without voli tion. The next minute lie had struck out toward the annoying stranger, and with the third hlow the stranger was prone on the path. Then he and the jiirl walked quickly on. They walked a block in silence. Then the man picked himself up, brushed otY his coat and followed, apparently not much the worse for wear. "Take me home," whispered the girl, hoarsely. "It's *JC. Bedford street. Can you find it";" Tom knew the way perfectly, though the house in question lay a half hour beyond, with no chance ot trolley or bus to convey them thither. The man was following them. Just what part he was play ing In the little triangle Tom didn't know. But he and the girl went on. walking all the time faster to keep abend of the undesirable one, who was following them swiftly in the gloam ing. He stood with her on the porch of the house marked 2d until a ser vnnt came to the door. "Hay I see ^>u again?" He was reluctant to let the door sepurate them. "Oh, no," said the girl. "It would seem as if l had been very im pertinent if we ever met again. I could neve:- consent to know a man whom I had met that way. But I shall always be so grateful." Then the door closed and Tom in much con fusion traced his steps homeward. It was a quarter of seven when he reached home. "Tom, you have broken one of your resolutions the first tiling," chirped Peggy, when they met at dinner. "I've broken more than one," said Tom dismally. "I've flirted with a girl, knocked a man over. I've felt as if I wanted something all to myself, and if I get half a chance I'll be en gaged before 1924. Say, Peggy, Sally lives somewhere in Bedford street, doesn't she?" "Twenty-six," said Peggy. "And I | shouldn't wonder if you'd better re member that, because you'll have to see Sally's cousin home. You see, she's the extra girl tonight. And Sally and Burton .Tames are so struck with each other that they won't want that cousin butting in ? you won't mind, will you?" Then the telephone bell rang and Peggy was absorbed for many min utes. She burst in upon Tom in the dining room, where he was finish ing dinner alone. "Tom, hurry. I am afraid you'll have to go get Sally and her cousin. Burton James was going to meet them here and thiy were coming alone, but the cousin ? Madge Is her name ? had the most awful ex perience, perfectly awful. First a man sitting beside her in the street car said he remembered her, that he had met her at a dance, was an old friend of her brother's. Madge never suspected that he was Just picking her up. When she found out she got off the car and he followed her. They walked along and then he took her arm, wanted to make a date with her anil everything. Madge didn't know what to do, It was so dark and lonely. But she says the nicest man came along and saw her difficulty and knocked the man down and took her home, then left without letting tier know who lie was. Wasn't that splendid? Now the girls are afraid to come alone for fear that other man will meet them." Of course Tom hastened to 20 Bed ford street, and of course the affair ripened into a romance, and long be fore the year was out a?nouncements were made of the engagement of Madge and Tom. Peggy didn't find It hard to forgive Tom for breaking his New Year's resolutions, but she always insisted tliut It would have been so much more romantic if Madge had married the hero who knocked her annoyer down, on New Year's night. ? FORBADE POWDER AND ROUGE Puritanical Cromwell Set His Face Sternly Against Any Such Feminine "Adornments." Face painting ? the use of powder and ronge ? during the reign of Crom well In England, It Is said, was a serious matter, and was forbidden by royal edict. Tlie ban was enforced by epithet and scandalmongering. How ever, the very first act of the court beauties after Prince Charlie was back was to rally to the "colors" again. Samuel Pepys speaks of It In his diary, ills entry Is rather peevish, since his favorite sister-in-law was quite as much made up as was Nell Gwyn her self. And he was fond of both of them. Lady Mary Wort ley Montagu was said by Walpole himself to use the cheapest white paint possible and to leave It on so long that It bad to be scraped off* with a knife. Writers of that day say, too, that It was com mon knowledge that Lady Coventry's husband chased her round the dinner table with ? knife to catch her and wipe the paint off her face with a | napkin because he thought it to be the < cause of her HI health. I "MACBETH" By JENNIE LITTLE 1 J J . i,y MvClurv NeAKK.i-r Synl "Sizzling h<u ii|nnit> ! This blcomln* r.ickct n^ain. This is goin' to stop." and the irate lodger began a hasty toilet with murderous eye. Ten min utes later a .stalwart policeman tliuuqted on the door of a tiny cottage sandwiched between tall tenements like tilling in a cream pie. In the patchwork square of a bark yard a young chanticleer stood tilling the air with lusty efforts at grand opera. A lit tie woman, puckering her brows near-sightedly, opened the door, start ing nervously as a policeman's bulk loomed up. '?Ma'iun,M he said, sternly, "that pestering fowl is a public nuisance and pence disturber. A night watch man has i hut room yonder and he claims that when he tries to sleep mornings that bird starts crowing. "Oh !" gasped Mrs. Sarah I.ib, "I had no idea. I love to hear him. 1 pretend we're in the country, and It's all the enjoyment I get." "Well." said the oflicer kindly, for he caught a tremble on her lips, "no harm done it* you subdue him so there won't be any moio complaints." Xext morning golden silence made a background for the lodger's dreams, but he turned restlessly and woke often. Rut tlie second day his ire burned high as the famlllur strains rent the stillness. The officer knocked again, and now the quiver of Sarah Lib's lips was dis concertingly evident. "Oh, dear!" she faltered, "you won't arrest us, will you? I put adhesive plaster round his bill and it worked tine ut first, but he's clawed it ^T." "You'll have to get rid of him, ma'am." "Her eyes blazed. "Eat Macbeth? I'd sooner eat a relative! Please give him another chance!" "We-ell," said Burke slowly, as If canceling a life sentence. Turning to go, he sniffed a delicious aroma. "Say, that's the first real coffee I've smelled for ages. Bet you can rival what mother used to make. Nowadays I try to guess If I'm drlnkln' tansy or dish water." Her face lit up like a sunrise, and right there the officer got a Jolt. Why, she wasn't bad look in'. She fal tered, visibly frightened at her own temerity. "Would you stop and have a cup? I'm Just getting breakfast." The rest of the day, though coping with the painful problem of suppress ing Macbeth's musical talent, a warm feeling glowed In the back of her maid enly heart, and when she prepared the meals she blushingly laid two plates as a reminder of what had been. After tea she had to go several blocks to match material for a gown which was promised for next day, and as she waited to cross the crowded street, her policeman himself brought traffic to a standstill with majestic gestures, then piloted her across with strong hand under her elbow. "Walt here two minutes, ma'am, till I'm relieved. I'm just taking the place of a pal that got hurt, and when his sub comes on duty I'll see you home. You shouldn't be out alone as late as this." Sarah Lib, dutifully obeying, slipped home beside her protector. Alas, how sorrow treads upon the heels of Joy! At 5:80 a. m. under friend lodger's window came that song, "and nearer, clearer, deadlier than be fore." for Macbeth stood on the ridge pole of the cottage, challenging the I world. I When her officer arrived he found ; a tableau in t lie yard. Beside a block j stood Sarah Lib hatchet in hand, and chicken clasped to her breast, a life- j Klise representation of Niobe mourning j prematurely for her children. "Here," she sobbed, thrusting j weapon and victim upon him. "Wait till I get in jyid put the pillow over my head. Take the remains whore I'll never know. I shut him in a box in the attic and he got the sluts olT. j 'Te.in't fair. Why ain't I called Sadie, ? wearin' blue ribbons Instead of dark ! ginghams. Oh, dear !" The kindly officer drew them both | Into the grapevine shelter. "Ma'am, j I've thought considerable the last day J or so. which is a fair sized stunt f<>r me. I know the neatest little farm j up country with no neighbors, where this biped can crow his heatl off, if you'll marry mo and go there. I'm i sick of rough-necks, and 1 want to raise beets instead of being everlast- ! fn'ly on one. He married In blue ? Sadie, nnd I'll always be true. Ifm?" Well, a woman can't keep a secret, | but Mrs. Sadie never knew that ex Officer Guard and the lodger were one. She almost chokes sometimes from quaffing the draughts of happiness, while Macbeth has won a blue ribbon tft the Bingham poultry show, to match the ones his mistress wears, and wastes his vocal sweetness on the country nir. Would Save Historic House. The house In which General Emillo Aguinaldo lived when he was captured by General Frederick Funston has been virtually consumed for fuel by the Inhabitants of I'alarian, Isabella province, only a few posts of the struc ture being left standing, according to a report of J. II. Butler, superinten dent of schools of Isabella, to the di rector of education. The superinten dent thinks the house should be of historic Importance, and suggests that stops be tii ken to preserve the site and what Is left of the building. Reduction in Cars. We have compiled the following Table showing price reductions on various makes, and Indicating percentage of reduction on each one, between Peak list prices and Current list prices : TOl" HI Nil CARS. .Make of Car Fiuiek Six Pass lluick Seven Nash CJiandler Cleveland Hup mobile Studebaker L-Six Studebaker vS-Six Studebaker H-Si\ Willys Knight Chevrolet Dodge Dort Ford Maxwell Overland i'cak List Prices. * 1 795.00 2065.00' 1 695.00 2095.60 1 535.00 1 685.00 1 185.00 1875.00 2350.00 2300.00 820.00 1285.00 1215.00 575.00 1 155.00 1035.00 ("uprent List Prices. i 395.00 1 585.00 1 -195.00 1595.00 1195.00 1250.00 1045.00 1475.00 1785.00 1 525.00 525.00 985.00 985.00 355.00 885.00 595.00 Amount of Keilucliou. 100.00 180.00 200.00 100.00 340.00 135.00 440.00 400.00 5G5.00 775.00 205.00 300.00 230.00 220.00 270.00 440.00 Percentage ol' lU'thiction. 22% 23% 12% 20% 227c 26% 29% 21% 2\7c 33% 36% 23% 19% 38% 23% 42% Remember, we will sell Cars for cash or on terms. J. C. BOGGS MOTOR <fc LIGHT CO. , Lewisburg,, West Va. Health Habits for Children. I Health instruction and its result in j the formation of habits, is the sub ject of r dally record of health habits for every child in the schools of Wash ington, D, C., according to the United States bureau of education. Blanks are marked after the morning dally In spection by the teacher. Each school day a mark is given for the pupil's observance of such habits as brushing the teeth, carryln? a handkerchief, keeping a good pasture, taking thir ty minutes physical exercise. Thirteen health habits are noted. At the end of a month a rating is given to cor respond with the daily record, and t li*r sheet ia sent home folded around the report card, to be signed by the pa rent and returned. It is expected thus to secure the co-operation of the home in inculcating health habits. Children showing extreme neglect are referred to the school nurse. It Sounded Excessive. An Indianapolis accountant, who Is j of English birth, says that when he arrived In the United States several years ago, he did not propose to per mit himself to be imposed on. When he landed he gave his hand baggage to a porter to carry to a hotel. When he readied the hotel, lie asked the porter what the charge was for carrying the baggage. "Two bits, sir," was the porter's reply. "Now look here," said the traveler, "I'm not a green Englishman like yon think 1 am. I know your tricks. I'm going to give you 50 cenis and you'll have to be satisfied with that. It's all you get." Emotional Old Fighter. Tex Uickard told the other day of a j dinner that was given to old Bob Fltzslmmons at a cafe In Fourteenth street. The bunch got together and bought the warrior a huge, tion pawnable silver loving cup. Johnny Pollock presented It. After about the tenth whisky ? they drank them straight those days? Pollock flashed the cup on the emotional old fellow. Fit/, stored at the big and gleaming thing. Then lie glowered at I'ollock and yelled: "Now, dammit, you've gone and made me cry!" ? New Vork Correspondence of the Kansas City Star. Find Pure Amber Deposit. What was formerly considered dross in the mines of the Coalmonl eol llerles, Nicola. B. C\, has been dis covered to be pure amber, the first j deposit of the kind ever found on tin- j North American continent. The dis- i co very is credited to E. S. Oliver of! the iiliver chemical proee-i* syndicate, j It was formerly believed to be resitiife. 1 There are large quantities of the am ber. 1 Umbrella Sign of Married Man. You can tell a married man by the umbrella be cheeks, assert* the young capitalist who presides over the cloak room of a family restaurant. If he has two weather sticks, one a heavy, cheap affair, that was purchased with the idea of being soon lost, and the other of finer material, it's a sure bet that he's married. Aecordlug to this psychologist, mar ried folks when they start out in the rain each carries his own umbrella so they can have the minimum of Incon venience afid retain a maximum of | dryness. In the preunptiul times the male of the species would never hear of the woman battling the winds alone. He would carry the umbrella over her j and get wet himself. Ilut they're mar- | rled now, and that makes a difference. | No Place for Tobacco Fiends. As a precaution against forest tires, smoking has been entirely prohibited in any part of the Olympic national Sorest in Washington. The area cov ered by the "no smoking" order mounts to about fi-IO.OOO acres. The period of this prohibition is to be de termined by the district forester at Portland, Oregon. The urgent reason for this action is due t<? the fact thut the area was largely swept by a cy clone during the last winter and the ground is covered with broken trees jind branches of trees so that if a fire were lo get any headway at all, It would be dlfiicult to check It. Just So. "They talk about the fifth wheel to a wagon being useless." "Well?" "Lots of automobiles carry a tifti wheel." FIRE writes in figures you cannot rub out. It always leaves its red record of loss caused by property destroyed, revenue stopped, production halted, time lost, while com petitors secure a foothold. The Hartford Fire Insurance Company through this agency, provides sound indemnity. Get this protection here. The sooner the safer. Bass -Mays Insur ance Agency. Don't delay See Them to day in Bank of Lewisburg. ENDORSED BY A VAST ARMY OF SATISFIED USERS Hugh Clarke, Maquoketa. Iowa, says: "The fiol j> to the women folks alone is worth the price of Delco Light." And also, ''Electric lights in t ho ham aro the finest thing in the world for tending sick stock at night." W rite for catalog. J. CLARK BABER, Dealer, ItRuns on Korosir.e. Renick, W. Va.