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THE HARTFORD HXRALO ftWWWMiniMlMt WHO'S AHEAD? y MARION I. LKIOHTON S MoClar. N. Radiating -tha perfect Joy of a . happily married young woman. An nette stepped nolaeleMly throngh tha . open doorway and Into the dark ball with the ecstasy of a successful sbop ping tour atill animating her Immacu late little person. Then abe atopped ... abort Howard, her adoring husband, waa talking unguardedly Into the tele phone, blissfully unconscious of her presence. ; i Ail riKiii, ne miu, , ju mw ocswr and HI toko Vollle. .'Same place of course where we left 'era Tuesday - night But It'a absolutely the last time, Fred I don't want Ann to get wise- think she's auspicious now. That paint I got off of Mo! lie's nose nearly gave me away.". . Annette Waa stunned for a moment then righteous Indignation stiffened her spines and drew her pretty mouth Into a straight hard line. trite I And with a woman like this Mollie person who painted her nose I thought Annette. 1 After the dishes were waslied Howard advanced a lame excuse It .fpunded very lame, Indeed, to Annette t-ond departed to keep hia appoint , ment with Fred. Two minutes later she burst Into Mrs. Fred's kitchen with her tragic tale of broken faith.' "Oh, Beth, what do you think? How ardFred o-o-o-h I" ' Her voice broke ended 1n a wall of misery. Betb turned to Annette a white face . from which the glow of happiness had all deported. - - . - . ' "1 know," she said with Icy compos ure. "I stepped Into Fred's office this af- tcrnoon." Beth told her; "he was talk lug with Howard over the 'phone about -two girls tonight. I heard Fred mention Hester and I fled." Annette seized Beth's arm - In a frantic grip. . "Come on, get yonr coat and hnt and well follow them and have It out, to lirght." Beth gasped hysterically. -"Where where do you suppose they went!" asked Annette, when they were In the street. . "I know," Betb replied tersely. "The Behind a 'clump of bushes they stopped at the sound of voices and gripped each other with a warning clasp. - Two glistening motor boats were drawn up to the bank. Bending over the engine of one was Fred, while Hownrd was fussing with the tiller ropes of the other. Just then Howard stood up straight . and addressed his fellow culprit "Gracious, Frel aren't they two beauties?" he enthused. "Ton bet they are," agreed Fred. "Won't the girls be surprised?" : Beth gasped and clutched Annette's arm In a vise-like grip. "Oh the hypocrites!" she hissed. A puzzled look crept Into Annette's yes. 1 "Why I believe they're talking about us and the boats," she whis pered. Beth gaRped again this time with Mnasement. "Look r There on the side of Fred's boat! Isn't that a name?" "Why Its Hester I" "And the other one" both craning their necks "It's MoJlle!" J "I think we owe them one for that," Annette aald. after a time. "All right let's pay It," agreed Beth. When Howard and Fred parted that evening in front of the latter's bunga low, II was ail arrtwiteu ivr un sur prise to be staged the following eve- , iiing two brand new motor boats for "the girls." a Howard ran whistling into bis cosy porch, stepped Into the hall and switched on the light It struck him . that the bouse was strangely dark and silent He rolled loudly for Annette. , No answer. A letter placed conspicuously on the . newel post caught Ms eye and be picked It up. With sense of foreboding, he tore it open and read : . "Your cruel fulthlessness Is break ing my heart ' I have gone home to motner. it is useless io roiiow me any lawyer will arrange Immediately for a divorce. ANNETTE." Stunned, he leaned against the stair case for support, unable to grasp the 'meaning of It Just tliea Fred burst Into the hall with a like missive, waving it wildly In front of hint. . ' Howard looked at hia friend's face aud passed band wearily across a trouMed brow. ' "My heavens, ' jour's too?" he groaned. It was five minutes before they could talk coherently, then Fred sat down heavily on the bottom stair. ' "I rather guess we're behind In this surprise game, old man," be said hoarsely. .. Came an' audible snicker from the living room and Howard sprang ncro.-s - the threshold and turned ou the light , Seated on the couch with tlielr arms about each other and two radiant faces turned to the light were the two 'feminine lmpe. . ;.. "Who's ahead now? gurgled An- nette. t I tsmswhat Rough art the Cat, but Five Dollars la Somethlnf Thee Hard Times. Expert testimony may be valuable from a scientific point , of view, but there are often cheaper way of es tablishing a certainty, as the follow ing shows. ' .- " ' An Irish laborer entered drug atore-and drawing a 'paper bog front hit pocket, poured on the covatar a number of very atlcky and unattrac tive looking pieces of candy. "Can you examine this candy t" he asked. "It looks queer. What's the mattef with itr asked the druggist - "Plsen, Oi'm tblnkln'. Did ye Ivor see such stuff? - Dlnuls McGuIre five thlm to me b'y, an' Dinnls Is no frind of molne." "Well, I can make an analysis." . "All right . OI'll come In tomor row on me way from worrk.". The Irishman had reached the door, but he suddenly atopped with his band on the latch. "And how much will that analysis cost me?" he Inquired. - "Five dollars," was the answer. The man walked over to the corn ter and swept the candy Into the bag, which be replaced In his pocket "Nlver molnd," he said. "OI'll feed wan to the cat" Philadelphia Ledger. First Fashion Paper. The first fashion puper for women Was published in Fraukfort lu the Six- f . . I. i i i tteuin century uu wmivi iu ituu. WILD LEMONS IN PROFUSION According to Traveler, They Are ( . Generous Gift of Nature to Island of Norfolk. Lemons grow wild all over the Island of Norfolk, a British possession In tl:e Soutli Pacific, according to Thomas J. McMuhon, in the Trans-I'uclflc Jlngn siue. He writes (hat In -every gari--and paddock are clumps of trees e bearing fruit lu wonderful abundance, and of a variety full of rich juice and with a rind "most suitable for lemon peel. Little factories, family concerns, are dotted all over the Islands. They are usually Toughly constructed wooden buildings divided into three- rooms. There, with rather primitive instru ments, the women cut and squeeze the lemons in huge frames, aud the skins ure soaked in brine preparatory to making lemon "peel. "During the lemon season; which Is most of the year, the boys and girls are engaged dally in picking the fruit While there are only 800 people on the Island, it could comfortubly and prosperously bouse S,000 per sona, according to Mr. McMahon. The Island Is five miles long, three miles broad and contains 8,000 acres. . Finding Speed-Rataj of Insects. Experts of the United States De partment of Agriculture have Just been carrying out some tests to discover the speed-rates of different species of flies. In a district of northern Texas 234, 000 flies of various species were caught were dusted with finely powdered red chalk, and were then liberated. Fly-traps, baited with food especially relished by tiles, were placed at measured distances from the point of release. It was found that most flies would travel distances up to 1,000 feet In a few minutes. The house-fly covered over six miles lu lew than 24 hours. The maximum dis tance traveled by It In these experi ments was 13.14 miles. Whether it made this atopplng-pluce its permanent home or returned to ward the starting-point is not recorded In the accounts that have appeared. The Insecurity of Office. "A public career has its compensa tions." "What are they?" asked Senator Bnortsworthy suspiciously. "Well, you enjoy a certain honorable distinction, you are much in the pub lic eye and your fellow citizens pay you the respect due a statesman," "Maybe so, but I'm never the center of an admiring crowd of my constitu ents that I don't wonder which one of them cherishes a secret ambition te stand in my shoes and la figuring out a little combination that may in a few years have me back In the home town practicing law." Birmingham Age-Herald. ' Poisoned by Matches. Cases of poisoning from safety matches seem to be common In Den mark. . Dr. C. Itasch reports to the Ugeskrift for Laeger (Copenhagen) on thirteen recent cases in bis own practice. The trouble took the form of a severe Inflammation of the akin on fingers, neck and face, with badly swollen eyelids. In men it appears be low the pocket In which the matches are carried; In women on the fingers with which they light their cigarettes. Dr. Kasch ascribes It to the use of phosphorus sesquisulphlde when amor phous phosphorus was not to be bad. Take Views From Airplane. For the first time an American archaeologist has used aerial photog raphy to obtain bird's-eye views of the oldest wan-made topographical features of America, the Indian mounds. ' Itevld I. Bushnell, Jr., Is using such photographs of the mounds near Eusl St Louis to Illustrate a report of the bureau of ethnology of the Smithsonian institution at Wash ington. .. . t Giraffe Disappearing. The giraffe seems to be disappear-. Ing from Its natural haunts lu Africa. A few years ago it was quite common to eucoonter them in herds ;of 8CT or 100, but now herds of 20 seem to t 4 the average. . . I SS SILVER LINING y MOLLII MATHER Coprriakt, 1M1. WMra Nwapr Uatoa. Rain, rain, and sombre clonda, an unfamiliar village street and a man trudging along, gloomily. At the farthest end of the street weather beaten house, Ita faded green blinds closed against possible sunshine, Ita Verandas bleak, and wind-swept To this uncomfortable goal, the stranger forced his way. He questioned a passer-by as to where en tertainment might be found, and waa directed uncertainly, to the shabby house at the end of the street,.-' -, "Mebbe Miss Perkins will take you In" offered the passer-by... When Philip Clogston agreed toUn out to the country to look over the fans hia elderly sister - anticipated buying, he expected to drive the fifty Odd miles. In hia car. Minerva was Imperative that he should go no later than , Wednesday, and on this Wednesday afternoon of stormy weather, roads leading to the un .frequented country were almost im passable. So Phlli;i, lmpntlent with this new whim of his whimsical sister, boarded the train. Upon bis arrival at Lynden village, be found that the next returning train would not leave until eight o'clock that evening, the farm which he was to pass Judgment upon, was four miles up an Isolated road. He decided, still .angrily to go back at eight o'clock -without fulfilling his errand. What did Minerva want with a farm any way? But then why did Minerva enter Into any of the foolish business ventures which claimed her purse and attention. The shabby old house was opened by a grim-faced womnn who eyed him with hostility. , "I was directed here," said the con fident man of big enterprises. ' "Come In," said M's Perkins, and he followed Into the dismal parlor. "I kin give you some ham an' home made bread an' -offee," the woman offered laconically, "If you want to git warm, come out to the kitchen." "Thanks," I'hillp returned drily, "I will wait here." He settled down In Ms overeont frowning. "Womnn are queer," he reliected, "wherever you happen to meet them."- Ills memory of his own mother was that of an ex acting Invalid. Minerva, with whom he made his home was a creature of changing, unreasoning mood. Then here, was this stolid, unconcerned, vil lage woman. He smiled satirically, as an engraved motto caught his eye. "Every cloud," said the motto, "has a silver lining." "Great promise that. In this tomb of a room," he meditated. Then across the rattle of wind and rain outside came a ripple of soft laughter. "Well, that's my last splashing I hope," culled" a girlish voice. Philip looking through the window saw a young woman turn to wave to an old man who hod evidently brought her to the shabby house in his buggy. He heard her explaining to Miss Perkins. "I came out from the city as a sur prise to visit Aunt Ellen, and I find that Aunt Ellen has gone away shop ping until tomorrow. Will you take me In for the night, please Hannah." "Well, mebbe," Hannah graciously complied, "They's a man In there, come to supper," she added. "Good afternoon," she greeted Philip pleasantly, and turned quickly to light the forbidden fire. "We are going to be cheerful" she told Hannah firmly. "Hannah," cried the girl "I am coming out to the kitchen to make a fluffy omelette to go with that ham; you used to let me play about In the kitchen when I was a little girl, and we will toast the bread, and have our meal here on the little table before the fire.. No, you must not object, you shall be company this evening in your own home." Clogston threw aside his outer coat, the room, all at once was full of rosy light from Are and lamps. The visit ing girl hummed happily as she laid the white cloth on the small table. She wore a dress of vivid scarlet which matched the color of her lips. "It's my old gray crepe," she In formed Hannah, laughingly. "I dyed It to wear on, days like this, when I'm alone; It makes me feel cheery," Later, as Hannah washed the dishes, the girl answered a bit ruefully to his questioning concerning her Identity. ' "Who am I? Oh, I am Just a failure. I went four years ago to the city to atudy art I waa to be a great Illustrator. . Aunt Ellen still believes in me, so that she would sell her farm In order to come on and help me. But I won't have that sacrifice, so I hurried home to prevent it I grew up, you see. In Aunt Ellen's care. "My uuiue la Clogston," Philip ab ruptly uonounced, "and yours?"' But the girl smiling, shook her bead. "Tomorrow," she told bim, "we shall have gone our separate ways, and naniea will mean nothing to us. Good night." Philip arose. "When you came here," he said, "I waa lost In a cloud of gloom, you gave to that cloud a silver lliilntr. Tomorrow and through all the tomorrows to come, I shall never for get you. And now, good night Miss S Ivcr Unlng." She glanced at him, moved by his earnestness, and her blue eyes widened In new soft WwlltllT. Ami as the tralu bore him citywards, I'hillp snt. lost In a great content. For. he kne-.v that lie would find again, and win for his own, this girl whose bright presence hud vaulshed so miraculously all hia pnt years, of gloom. rDc H - M U ' Cooking )OC DC DC Satisfaction That is what you are getting when you buy an Anchor Range or Cock Stove, for our many years of business, selling this line of stoves, enables us to confidently give this guarantee with every one we sell: t -That if an Anchor stove does not give absolute satisfaction in cooking we will cheerfully refund the purchase price or furnieh yen with anotheretove free of charge, 0 IF YOU NEED A RANGE, SEE US. WE HAVE WHAT YOU WANT, t WESTERFIELD-PURDY-SHEFFER COMPANY, Incorporated.) Owensboro, Ky. 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JiS, """"ford; '"ntartford; RVB-MY-TISM, anUseo"'"0 ; Welden killer, for Infected '! Audler La'ug rltraias, neuralgia, ' William Crabtree, -a-f fell rulkerson. It, Hartford Herald frp.a- 4Ch Interact SOUTHER' community jied. . home Is In tlie untry, baa aWo been Baptist congregation ' Ita Immense, Intl., where hij will Una In it la second Buturduy, and women wh'ing the present year, practically ara withouanRED ROCKS Every J . different M ar fa:1 ot tho ' Bcri uad In slie,vtolor and laying tropensitIes. Some extra line cockerels and put lets at a real bargain if taken at once. Selected eggs $1.60 aud f 2.50 per 15. Prices on large quuu tHtes for Incubators on application. JNO. B. WILSON, 4-tf Hartford, Ky. Mrs. Amelia MidkifT, 78 years of aj e, died la-st Wednesday aPeruoon a 3:30 o'clock at the hom of t; r daughter, Mrs. E. O. Byers. In Leltcii field where she was making her home. She had been suffering from heart trouble for some time and pueumoulu developed from which she died. She Is survived by flvo daughters and one son. all ot whom were at her bedside when she passed away. The funeral was at the Byers home, Thursday afternoon, after which the body was taken to Central City (or interment. Tha bereaved children have the most heartfelt sympathy of their iniany relatives and friends in Ohio County, Mrs. Mtdklff was the widow ot the lute Henry Mldkiff aud was a resident of Hartford, tor a number of years.