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The Daughter of David Kerr
By HARR Y K ING TOOTLE Illustrations by flay Walters SYNOPSIS. Gloria Kerr a motherless Kiri, who has pent most of nor life lr school, arrives • t her father's home In Belmont. David Kerr is the political boss of the town, and is anxious to prevent his daughter learning of his real character. Kendall, representing the Chicago packers, is ne gotiating with Judge Gilbert, Kerr's chief adviser, for a valuable franchise. They fear the opposition of Joe Wright, editor of the reform paper. Kerr asks the as sistance of Judge Gilbert in introducing Gloria to Belmont society, and promises to help him put through the packers' franchise and let him have all the graft. CHAPTER lll.—Continued. “I te fought many a fight, Amos, hut never one like this. If it develops into a real fight, I still hold the whip hand." He raised his right arm men acingly. his hand clenched to a pugna cious fist. ‘‘Let any silly girl sneer at my daughter. let an." ninny of a boy be uncomplimentary, and I no sooner hear of it than I’ll put the screws on— and then God help ’em. They don’t know me! Well, they may yet." “When can Mrs. Gilbert meet Gloria?” “I brought her with me—she’s in the carriage.” “She came with you!” “Yes. I told her we were going to the theater. Then we stopped hereon important business.” “Bring her in. I'll call Mrs. Gil bert.” While Kerr went for his daughter, the lawyer called his wife into the li brary aiul explained the situation to her as best he could in so brief a time, lie only told of Gloria’s belief in her father’s social importance, nothing of how he had promised to introduce her. Of course his wife would never know his wages for act ing as Gloria's sponsor. “What a remarkable thing to do!” exclaimed Mrs. Gilbert when she final ly realized Gloria's position. “1 ihink Kerr was crazy, JuHa, ever ti start it. but here she i? in our house and we must help carry tut the deception.” “Hut Dr. and Mrs. Hayes?” “Who ntaue Hayes coroner?” “But Mr. Wright? Will he meet David Kerf?” "Mr. Wright’s our guest and lie’s a gentleman, dear.” Here was something Gilbert had not thought of. Perhaps fate was play ing into bis hands. He hoped so any way. David Kerr would meet ou neu tral ground the man who had already caused him some uneasiness. Since the boss never called on any one, and since Wright surely would not go to see him, this was, when ell was said and done, to be an important meeting CHAPTER IV. Gloria could not understand why she was not of most importance, and was not a little piqued at the long wait in the cold while her father was with Judge Gilbert. Her only conso lation for being late to the theater was that every one would be there to see her arrive. She knew that when she entered the box every one would turn to look at her. A harmless little thought certainly for so pretty a girl as she. She tried to beguile the time by questioning Tom, but the driver had suddenly lost his tongue, due to Kerr’s order issued privately, and talked only indifferently on indifferent topics. He was grossly ignorant con cerning matters w nich to Miss Kerr seemed of vital importance. At last came her father with the an nouncement that she was to come in to meet Judge and Mrs. Gilbert. The girl was torn with conflicting emo tions, being anxious t get to the the ater and at the same time desirous of seeing how many years ahead of 1,0- cust LaVvn was this house which she had been iuvited to enter. There was no reason why she could not do both, since meeting Judge and Mis. Gilbert —i iir — * I pi "They Don’t Know Me-” could mean only a few minutes' more delay They could then hurry to the theater, and if she was pleased with these new acquaintances she would urge them to Join her. Loyal though she was, she would welcome any oue who would be a diversion. Gloria was quick to notice a faux fas, and certain of her father's slips of gram mar and lapses from punctilious eti quette had made her wish some com panionship less blunt. At the door she was met by Judge Gilbert, who welcomed her to Belmont with great cordiality. Here was a man who understood the niceties of life. Gloria's heart went out to him almost as much for the manner of his welcome as for its genuine warmth. As David Kerr had done when he had entered the house, the daughter gazed about her as she passed through the hall, and all that she saw was given the stamp of her approval. It was BARREN LAND IN AUSTRALIA In Northern Districts There Are 125 Square Miles to Each Person, Relates a Traveler. Prof. Baldwin Spencer, who holds the chair of biology in the University of Melbourne, returned lately from travels in North Australia, and what moat struck him was "tbo extraordi nary emptiness and loneliness of that grant land." in more than na-haU illlo~ square just another step in her growing ap preciation of Belmont as it really was. She noted also the familiar terms on which Judge Gilbert and her father were. She had never doubted her father, yet this was a pleasing affirm ative vote in her theory of Belmont life which had not been without its contradictions that day. “I wonder if you remember Mih;. Gilbert?" said the judge as he ushered Gloria into the library. At her entrance, Mrs. Gilbert, a really gracious woman, came forward to greet her. “How do you do. Miss Gloria?” she said, “it’s a pleasure to find that you’ve come back to Belmont ” “I’m charmed to meet you, Mrs. Gil bert. Indeed it is nice to be at home once more and I’m so g’ad to have you say so.” The next bit of conversation puz zled Gloria uot a little. She remarked it at the time and even thought of it once after sue had returned to Locust Lawn that night. Judge Gilbert quietly to b s wife. “Mr. Kerr, dear.” At this Mrs. Gilbert turned, bowed slightly and merely said, Good even ing, Mr. Kerr." “How d'ye do. ma’am,” replied Gloria’s father, to’ his daughter's sur prise aud also somewhat to her dis gust. Mrs. Gilbert's greeting had been extremely brief, but her lather’s had been extremely provincial. Not only was it a slipshod manner of speaking, but it had been a. eompanied by a hew w hich Gloria thought uncouth. Her father had written once or tvice about Mrs. Gilbert, and Gloria after the manner of society, was fain to enlarge upon the number. “It's been my one wish to meet you. Mrs. Gilbert,” said the girl ’! werj away when I was so young that I can't honestly say that 1 remember you, but in his letters father spoke so often of you and of visiting here. Didn't you father?” Thus appealed to, Kerr was forced to reply. “Yes—Oh, yes, Gloria, but never mind that now.” Judge Gilbert was quick to come to the rescue, and forestalled further embarrassing remarks by saying: “I suppose it will be a novelty for you, Miss Gloria—living in the coun try.” Gloria laughtd, and her answer con tained due notice of what she intend ed to have in the immediate future. “Father hasn't a motor car—yet. and I don't know how I'll like it.” “You’ll get used to it.” was Mrs. Gi bert's comment. “Locust Lawn is lovely in summer.” “But it isn’t sun mer yet. And it makes it inconvenient when one wants to go out in the evening. I've often wondered why father didn’t have a town house. He goes out so much and must be in Belmont so !at'* at night that to my mind a town hoqse would be a necessity. But there he sticks in the country like an old poke.” Her idea of her father’s duty to himself was so strong that she turned to him to teli him just what she thought of him. During her speech Kerr had been exceedingly uncomfort able, but there wr.s no way to stop her. • “That's just what you are, father,” Gloria asserted stoutly, "for sticking in the country when you go so much in society—an old pol e." Again Judge Gilbert came to the rescue “You forget ne doesn't go out as much as when he was younger.” ' Exactly. 1 don't git out like I did when I was younger.” Kerr repeated. “1 think every one will have to like me very much,” Gloria complained with a whimsical air of doubt, "to come 'way out to Locust Lawn ! o see me." She knew well tbat they would come, but a town apartment, some thing modern, loomed large in her mind. These remarks were only the pioneer work preliminary to a siege. ' I’m afraid Belmont will seeir mean compared to the places you have lived,” suggested Mrs. Gilbert. In the short time she had been with Glor'a she had seen enough to make her cer tain tbat there were breakers ahead. “Not at all," answered the girl. Judge Gilbert was talking earnestly with her father, and this gave her a chance to confess privately to Mrs. Gilbert. ‘ It seems good to me because it is home, and I can do as 1 please with out comment. I mean to live ray life to the full, just as do other girls whom I visit. Except when I’ve been with them, it’s been chaperon and school, school and chaperon for so long that I’m honestly glad to get into a house wh.ere no one rushes In every few minutes to see if I'm reading a French novel or writing love letters to the chauffeur.” Mrs. Gilbert laughed heartily at the martyrdom Gloria had suffered, and promised that such would no: be her lot in Belmont. When Mr. Keir joined them she went to summon her other guests. Judge Gilbert has been telling me. Gloria," Kerr began, "that th,gs was quiet here jtis r at this season. Now S California —” “Telling vo’i!” repeated Gloria. Why ! did her father need to have any one I tell him anything about Belmont? ' Then wasn’t she excuse enough for all the gayety possible? “Ain’t got nothin’ against California, have you?” Kerr asked, ignoring her I exclamation. "I don’t know." She turned away | from him. conscience-stricken at her tone of indecision. “I wanted to come home, yet —” “Don’t you like Locust l,awu, girl?” I “Yes, yes,” she answered quickly. ’ "But —everything is so different from j what I imagined it would be. Give ; me a little time to think about the California trip." miles there are but four thousand I white people, which allows 12i square ' tulles for each. But only twenty-five hundred miles away, four days' sail or so, is Japan, with ferty trillion peo ple, It is a fact, he says, circulated "to make Australians think about the possibilities of the future." And it is this, ot course sh eh lead Australia to object to the proposal to make Gibraltar the base of its impe rial fleet. That would t>a nice for England, which has weakened its Mediterranean force, bat from Gibral- Copyright by A. C. McClur* 3c Cos.. ion At that moment Mrs. Gilbert re turned with the guests who for some little time had been entertaining themselves in the drawing-room. Mrs. Hayes and her husband were first introduced to Gloria. While they exchanged a few pleasantries, Wright, in charge of Judge Gilbert, was meet ing David Kerr. It was not until Mrs. Gilbert called him to her to present him to Miss Kerr that the editor of the Belmont News and the daughter of David Kerr came face to face. To the surprise of the others pres ent Gloria gave a. little scream of de light and came forward with both hands outstretched to greet the young man. He no less gave evidence of his pleasure at th a meeting. His face lighted up with a smile and the way he grasped both her hands betokened his happiness at seeing her again. If the others could not share their grati fication, they could at least share their surprise. “Joe Wright, of all persons!” ex claimed Gloria, shaking his hands heartily, her face radiant with smiles. ' .Miss Kerr! You here!” It was all he could say, but he put into it a wealth of feeling which made it im “l Am the Daughter of David Kerr.” possible to mistake his meaning. He forgot David Kerr, he forgot every one hut this girl whom now he met again after so long a time. "You’re the last person Id expect to find in Belmont.” “But you re not the last person I’d hope to find here,” he replied. Whereupon they both laughed and shook hands again. Mrs. Gilbert was the first of the others to recover the power of speech. "You know each other!" "Indeed we do." replied Gloria. "We traveled abroad for a time in the same party. How do you happen to be here?” asked Wright. “Tell me all about it." “There isn’t much to teH. I live here now.” “How funny!” “I’m not apologizing for it," he laughed. i don’t mean it that way. Belmont is my home, too. I was born here.” “Here! In Belmont!” H made no effort to conceal his surprise. “Yes,” she said proudly; “J am the daughter of David Kerr.” Had she struck him a blow- full in the face she could not more- have stag gered him. In the joy of meeting her. Wright had forgotten everything but the pleasure of seeing her again and the memories her presence eonlured up of what he called their inad old, glad old Paris days when they had been so much together. He had for gotten the so*did present with the fight to make friends for his kind of newspaper, the effort to meet the pay roll and the continuous struggle against what he knew to be the evil TOOK HINT FROM NEWSPAPER How One Woman Kept Clippings on All Subjects in Which She Might be Interested. A young wife who was always well informed aud brimful of ideas, stories, ar and current topics, explained her meth od thus: “1 formerly worked on a daily news paper where they had a'morgue' which is newspaper slang for a filing cabinet devoted to clippings and information on every subject under the suu When I married I resolved to adopt *he sys tem, on a smaller scale, to my own needs, and rescued a couple of pigeon ho'es in my desk for the purpose. Then I purchased at anew spaper office two dozen stout No. 12 mamlla envelopes. Those I labeled “In pigeon hole No. 1 1 placed Gift Suggestions, Holiday Celebrations, Parties and Entertainments. High Cost of Living. Household Economics. Dress. Attractive House Plans. Home Decoration and Applied Art, Gardens, Fancy Work, and two envelopes for Receipts. • In pigeon hole no. 2 1 placed Book Reviews and Authors. Art, New Plays and Players. Prominent People, Cur rent Events. Anecdotes. Poems, Fam ily History Data. Nature Study. Vaca tion Suggestions, and two blank en velopes for other subjects in which I might become interested. "Into these enrelopes wv-nt all clip pings from magazines and newspapers pertaining to these subjects. \\ hen a friend went to Rome to live, 1 added ■ltaly.’ so that I might keep in touch with her. When my club began the tar to Melbourne Is nearly nine thou sand miles. Nor does it suffice to say that no European navy is nearer; as one Australian lately put it, "We are not afraid of any European ” wy.' Springfield (Mass.) Republican. It Did Not Matter. They were on their honeymoon, and were spending it amidst the moun tr.ns of Switzerland. Nearly every day they attempted to climb to a fresh height. Flushed with triumph and with ex- influences of David Kerr. David Kerr, her father! With Gloria’s explaaaih,n, raised b.< her pride in her father al most to a boact, all this was brought back to him. He still smiled but hii heart went dead within him. The sun which htd shotm for him so gloriously only a minute ago was now hidden be hind the blackest cloud in the heavens.. Selfish as they wished to be, for * time they were forced to join in ths general conversation and satisfy, u.e curiosity of the others concerning prie vious acquaintanceship. “When did you and Gloria meet?” Kerr asked the newspaper man. “First on a steamer going to Eu rope.” “And then accidentally any number of times on the, continent,” added Gloria. “There’s no need now of your fear ing you will be lonesome. Miss Gloria.” was Mrs. Gilbert’s comment. “How lucky tc find an old friend.” “Yes, indeed,” replied Gloria, wiih such spirit that no one could believe she was merely saying the poli;e thing. “I command you to come to see me at once. Mr. Wright. I know hard ly a soul in Belmont. You see I just came home this morning.” Thus within a quarter of an hour after meeting the boss of Belmont, Wright found hin. elf invited to his home. The circumstances that had brought about the invitation he would have considered out of the range of all reason half an hour before. He knew the game too well not to under stand how the easy boss works and ill unconsciously Gloria was seeking to further her father’s plans. Through friendship, loyalty and a sense of obligation which one is rot permitted to forget, the political lead er obtains active co-operation where to deny him would appear base ingrat itude. To keep from being placed in such a position was Wright’s one aim. Consequently, to Gloria’s invitation he merely murmured a polite assent, in wardly resolving to find sufficient ex cuses to make it impossible for him to be a visitor at Locust Lawn. Yet something within him at the same time was telling him that he must see Gloria often. As they were now leaving, Dr. and Mrs. Hayes came to say good night to Gioria. Gilbert and Kerr found this the favorable moment to slip out of the library unobseived. “I’ve told Mrs. Gilbert how sorry we are we have to be going, because I so wanted to have a little chat with you,’ began Mrs. Hayes. “I’ll give you only a day or two to unpack before 1 come to call.” "Please don’t wait for that to hap pen,” urged Gloria. "I’ve lived in trunks so long that I’d feel like a motor without gasoline if-J should take all my tilings out and hang them on hooks like civilized people do.” “f wonder if you could be interested in some settlement work I’m doing,” continued Mrs. Hayes. “Don’t let her rope you into that, Miss Kerr,” protested the doctor. “Isn't it fashionable?” inquired Gloria cautiously. "Not fashionable and highly insani tary,” w-is his verdict. “A germ in no respecter of persons. My wife’s liable to bring home anything from measles to socialism.” “But think of the poor, unfortunate, ignorant people,” pleaded Mrs. Gilbert, who with Mrs. Hayes was interested in a mission established in a- poor quarter of the town by the Presbyteri an church. “That’s what I tell him,” said Mr*. Hayes. "it isn’t our fault, is it?” asked Gloria. To her, settlement work v<as a sealed book. Slatternly women with troops of dirty, sniveling brats re pelled her. Were she ever to develop any philanthropy along these lines she was sure that the work would be carried on vicariously. (TO BE COL TINTED.) study of German I had a reac.y re ceptacle for copies of German notes. Thus my ‘morgue’ grew, so that now I have four pigeon holes, aud 49 envelopes, containing a useful fund of information on every subject in w hich I am, or expect to be inter te Med. logically grouped for instant erence. I consider it my most val ible aid to efficient life.” —Woman’* World. Bakin’ Powdah.” George W. Cable, the novelist, used to know, in his early days, n little colored girl named Katie. She was somewhat hard of hearing aud often when he would tell her something she would say “Huh?” He tired of Katie’s grunting this way, so at last he said: "Katie, when ever I say anythin. o your that you don’t understand, never say ‘Hun?’ to me. Say 'Eieg pardon.’ That's ever so much nicer. Now don't forget, Katie.” About a week later he found her swinging on the g-te. Anxious to test her memory, he asked: “Well. Katie, what is it you're to say to Mr. Cable instead of ’Huh?' ” Katie's eyes aparkled as she quickly answered. ' Bakin' powdah." High Priced Sermon. Perhaps the highest price paid for a sermon goes every year to a German preacher, who discourses on the good deeds of a French baron nan e l Fav art, who died in Elberfeld in lf>9'). Fav art left money for this purpose, and the interest now amounts to £930 per annum, which goes to the preach er as his reward. cessive heat, parched and ucaat of breath, they had at lan: gained ths summit of a lofty peak, Thun they paused. “There!™ exclaimed ths wife when she had finished panti "’Va have :ramped all this dieta- ct tc admire this beautiful view and wc'tb forgot ten the g!_*ses.” "Never mind, darling." replied the husband, taking a small fiast out of his pocket "Then's no ote about. We can drink Jose as well oit of th/ bottle!” WAUSAU PILOT New Ideas for Handy Boys ; lly A. NEELY HALL ■ Author of "Handicraft fat Handy Boy*,” "The Boy Crifhanra, ’ etc. I __ f —Hinsid Top 4 j 1 3 | l . —l— A CAGE FOR WHITE. RATS. White rats are interesting pets for a boy to keep, they are little trouble to take care of, and raising white rats is a profitable pastime by which a boy can easily earn spending mon ey. A pair of rats of good breed can be bought for a dollar, and the ix ‘ cage need cost you little or noth ing, because "pick-up” material may be used in its construction. Fig. 1 shows a good form of home made cage. It is built out of a box 14 inches deep, 14 inches wide, and :! feet long, which is a size that can generally be obtained at a grocery store. After procuring the box, re move one side (this side will be the front of the cage) (Fig. 2), tlier cut two strips :: inches wide by the length of the box inside, and fasten them midway between the top and bottom of the box, one along the back and the other along the front (A and B, Fig. 2). Make a couple of nest boxes, as shown in Fig. 4, as long as the cage i \ is wide, 5 Inches wide (inside), and 4 inches deep (inside); divide these boxes into two compartments each, as shown, and cut a doorway IVs inches in diameter into each compart ment. Cut a board to tit the top of each Lox for a cover, and bend a piece of wire into the shape of a hook (Fig. 4 1 and fasten it in the proper position to hook on to a short nail or screw driven into the edge of the cover (Fig. 2). Fasten Solution for Spraying Roses. Into one pound of fresh slacked lime mix two pounds powdered sulphur. Stir this into one gallon water and boil one hour. This makes a golden brown liquid. Let sett’o nr.i bottle the clear liquid This will keep for months. For spraying dormant trees to eradicate enemies tlia*. secrete themselves in the hark, add one part of the ebove solution to six parts of water It erad icates scale and aphis. Fo** spraying the foliage of trees and plants use one part solution to 15 parts watch or as strong as foliage will b?ar A few ounces of fresh slacked time may be added to mark the foliage sprayed, if desired. This will destroy lice, slugs, hop pers, thrips. etc., that work upon roses and other plants. It should he applied early before they Injure the plants, then, if needed, once in two weeks dur ing the early summer. A good spray er holding one quart may be pur chased for 35 cents. Home Depart ment. National Magazine. Woman Fell From Balloon. Abou*: the only misadventure in bal looning in America is an occasional — and not repeated—fall with a para chute that failed to open. As the usual thing, of course, an amateur landing is made without the spectacular leap by the expedient of lotting out gas until the bag comes more or less gently to the earth. In attempting a landing of this sort near Munich recently a Swiss balloon ist fell out of the car. This caused the balloon to reaecend rapidly with a woman hanging half out of the car. One of the men in the basket was en gaged with the ropes, trying to let out more gas, while the other grasped the woman and held her. Overpowered by the strain, he finally let go of her and she fell 600 feet to earth. The balloon was brought down almost immediately by the pilots, both of whom went In a motor car and picked up her body. Proper Beneficiary. “Since you worked your examples so nicely,” said the pretty teacher, “I shall give you a k ss.” Teacher, 1 didn't know there was to be a re ward.” responded the honest urchin. "It's only fair to tell you that my big brother *JM them sums." Pearl Fisheriei Played Out. The pearl fisheries of Ceylon are in the Gulf of Mannar, near the ex treme northwest corner of the island, and the banks moat famous in times past lie close to the shore near a place called Marichchukkaddi. Since 1907 the banks have not been produc tive Must Learn In Hard School. No man can learn patience except by going out into the hurly-burly world, and taking life at it Mows.—Henry VYaid Beecher. the nest boxes on top of strips A and B, and tack a strip to each end of the cage just: above the nest box cover to hold down the back edge (Fig. 2). When the cover is un hooked, it can be slipped from un der this strip and removed. Make the stairs leading to the nests out of a strip 3 inches wide, tack cross-pieces to it about l inches apart, and fasten it to strip A and to the floor, in the qenter of the cage. Strips A and B, together with the platforms in front of the nest box°s. furnish an elevated ‘race track’’ which your rats will make good use of, especially the frisky young ones who love to chase one another about as well as any children do. Ordinary screen wire cloth Is die most satisfactory covering for the front of the cage, and the best meth od of putting this on is by making a wooden frame out of strips 3 inches wide, with the corners miter ed and nailed together (Fig. 5), and tacking the wire to the inside face of this. The frame can be nailed or screwed to the cage (Fig. 1). This is a better method than that of tacking the wire over the edges of the box. as the wire can be stretched tighter and looks neater, and, what is more important, it prevents the wire from bulging out between the tacks and providing the rats with a chance to gnaw away the edge of the box at those points until the space is big enough to escape through. The top of ttie cage should project about V 2 inch over the ends and 2 inches over the front. First nail a hinge-strip across the top at the back, then batten together the remain ing boards, and idnge them to this strip (Fig. 3). By driving a staple into the under side of the cover and another into the screen frame, so the two will come together side by side when the top is closed (Fig. 3), the cage may be padlocked. Whitewash the inside of the cage, and cover the floors with a thick layer of sawdust. You can get saw dust from your grocer. Clean out the cage twice a week, and replace the old sawdust with fresh, to keep condi tions sanitary. Place hay in the breeding compartments for the nests. I’se a shallow bowl or saucer for a drinking water receptacle. (Copyright, hy A. Neely Hall.) Blessing of a Good Name. One of the purest and most endur ing of human pleasures is to be found in the possession of a good name among ones neighbors and acquaint ances. . . . This is not fame, or even distinc tion; it is local reputation among the few scores or hundreds of persons who really know' one. It is a satisfac tion quite of this world, and one ob tained by large number of quiet men and women whose names are never mentioned beyond the limits of their respective sets of acquaintance. Such reputation regards not mental [lower or manual skill, but character; it is slowly built upon purity, integrity, courage and sincerity. To possess it is a crowning satisfaction which is oftenest experienced to the full rath er late in life, when some other pleas ure begin to fade away.—“ The Dur able Satisfactions cf Life,” Charles W Eliot. WoHd Beyond Our Ken. There are noises louder than thun der which we cannot hear, the roar that lies on the other side of silence. We men are ptor, restless prisoners, hemmed in by our senses as by the wall of a cell, hearing only a part of Natures orchestra and that part imperfectlv; seeing only a thousandth part of the color marvels about us and weeing that infinitesimal part in-' correctly and partially.—From “Un pathed Waters,’ by Frank Harris Get Sugar in Other Waya. it is significant that the nations who consume the most oil aud light wines, all of which contain greater cr less amounts of compounds of carbon and water, consume the least sugar per capita. The natives of Italy Greece and Turkey, for example, con sum** annually but one-twelftn of the amount of sugar per capita iha. is consumed by the natives of Great Britain.—American Food Journal. Progressive Science. Medicine is a progressive science It Is now only 2,500 years Binee Hippa crates' time and a cure for whooping cough is believed to be In sight. At least the specialists of Paris hope so. —Chicago News. 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They must be cut on the straight if you are binding a part that is straight, and a crossway piece of the material when the part Is on the cross. To sew on the strips, first neat’y join all the pieces together until yen have the required length, told them lengthways, and make a crease. Place one edge of the binding strip agaiust the edge of the material on the right side, the wrong side of the binding being uppermost, and run it along about a quarter of an inch from the edge. Press the seam well with the thumb to make as flat as possible, fold It down exactly at-the crease you first made in the middle, and hem it neatly on to the wrong side. If you are using Prussian binding, tape, or any similar article that has not h raw edge, simply fold it length wise in half, and make a crease, lay it over the edge to be bound, half on one side and half on the other, tack securely in position, and hem with small stitches, first on the right side and then on the w rong. * pSOIAROUND Motiouse Convenient for cleaning skillets is a small broom made of stiff w ire. All cooked food should be thorough ly cooled before placing in the ice box. All vegetables which are grown un der the ground should be cooked with the lid on. Remnants of f at, cooked or un cooked. should be saved, cooked to gether and clarified. When using dates for dessert wash and drain them; they will be juicier and more palatable. Never allow the firebox of your range to be more than three-fourths filled. When full the uraft is checked. The flesh of all fish out ol season is unwholesome. Perfectlv fresh fish have clear eyes, red gills and bright scales. After boiling or frying. If any fat has spattered on the stove, wipe it off with paper immediately and (be stove will be clean. Paint spatter marks can easily be removed from window- panes by melt ing soda in very hot water and wash ing the glass with it. Potato Cottage Pudding. Take half a pound of boiled pot a toes, dry and floury. Beat until they are quite smooth, add a pinch of salt, the grated rind and strained juice of a small lemon, two tablespoons of moist sugar, two ounces of clarified butter or good beef dripping and two well-beaten eggs. Beat the mixture thoroughly, turn It into a buttered dish and bake in a well-heated over.. The flavor of the pudding may be varied by the addition of a few washed and dried currants or an ounce oif blanch ed and pounded almonds or a glass of sherry. Time to bake, three-quarters of an hour. Sufficient for four or five persons. Economy id the Houselmld. New inventions of positive merit tend to raise the task of housekeeping from drudgery to a delightfully inter esting occupation. Take, for instance, a pan invented for cleaning silver, it saves most of ttie labor and removes the tarnish without the usual rubbing away of silver. In this way the plat ing is preserved almost indefinitely. The work is accomplished in a small fraction of the time usually devoted to the cleaning of silver, and the re sult is much more satisfactory, both in point of appearance of the silver and for the reasfln that the silver is strictly sanitary. Goad Omelet. Beat the yolks of three eggs to a cream and the whites to a stiff froth. Add to the yolks three tablespoons milk or water, one rounded tablespoon finely grated bread crumbs, half tea spoon salt, lastly fold, not stir, the white and pour in the omelet mix ture. Place on the s'ove where ihe heat will be gentle but continuous, occasionally slipping knife under it. When bottom is slightly brown set pan in hot oven for a minute, until top is firm to touch. Fold, garnish and serve. Peach Foam. . Soften one-third box gelatin in one half cup cold water, add one-half cup boiling water, place over hot water, add three-fourths cup of sugar and stir until dissolved Remove from the fire, add one cup peach pulp pressed through a coarse sieve and one tea spoon bitter almond extract tint) let stand until cool. Fold in the stiffly beaten whites of three eggs, turn into small molds and plr.ee on Ic - to chill and harden. Serve with boiled custard sauce. Peanut Bars. Boil together four cups of New Or leans molasses, two cups of brown sugar, two teaapoonfuls each of but ter and vinegar. Rub the skins from the peanuts, spread them in greased pans about an inch thick, and when the molasses, etc, has reached the “crack" degree, pour it over the nuts. Whn partly hardened, cut into bars. To Mend Kid Gloves. How many have tried to men a kid glore with electric plaster, or sur geon’*. plaster, as It is often called? Turn the glove wrong side out, first mending the hole carefully, if large. In any case the edges ought to fc* brought together and a bit of the plas ter stuck firmly over the hole or rip. To Wash White China Silk- When washing China silk never hang it up to dry, but instead wring it out dry and wrap it in a piece of white material, leaving it this way for about one hour. Then Iron it. By doing this you get much better results and the silk does not turn yel low. Clean a Willow Chair. Wash the chair gently with a soft cloth dipped In the following mixture: A pint of warm water in which one taelespbos of baking soda is dissolved WONDERFUL GROWTH OF THE CANADIAN WEST — r The Cities of Western Canada Reilect the Growth of the Country. As one passes through Western Canada, taking the C'ty of Winnipeg as a starting point, and then keeping tab on the various cities and towns that line the network of railways that cover the provinces of Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta, and cover ing the eyes as the gaze is bent on these it is felt that there must be something of a country" behind it ali Then gaze any direction you like and the same view is presented. Field after field of waving grain, thousands tnd hundreds of thousands of them. Farm hands and laborers are at work converting the virgin prairie with more fields. Pasture land in every di rection on which cattle are feeding, thriving and fattening ou the graces that are rich in both milk and beef properties, but it is unfortu.iate that more cattle are not seen. That, how ever, is correcting itself Here we have in a large measure, the evidence of the wealth that helps to build up the cities, and it should not be forgot ten that the cities themselves have as citizens, young men who have come from other parts and brought with them the experience that has taught them to avoid the mistakes of eastern and southern cities. They also are imbued with the western spirit of en terprise. energy and push, and so Western Canada has its cities. At a banquet recently given in Chicago, a number of prominent citizens of Win nipeg were guests. V.nong the speak ers was Mayor Deacon of Winnipeg. In speaking of the remarkable growth of that city, which in thirty years lias risen from a population of 2,000 to one of 200,000, he spoke of it as being the gateway of commerce and continued: “Now, how great that tide of com merce is you will have some concep tion of when I teil you that the wheat alone grown in the three prairie prov inces this year is sufficient to keep s. steady stream of one thousand bush els per minute continuously night and day going to tlie head of the lakes for three and one-halt months, and in ad dition to that the oats and barley would supply this stream for another four months. "The value of the grain crop alono grown in the three prairie provinces would be sufficient to build any of our great transcontinental railroads and all their equipment, everything con nected with them, from ocean to ocean. “Now, if we are able to do this with only ten per cent, of our arable land under cultivation what will our possibilities be when 285.000.000 of acres of the best land that the sun shines on is brought under Ihe plow? Do you not see the potent of a great, vigorous, populous nation living uuder those sunny skies north of the 49th parallel? And if with our present de velopment we are able to do as w are doing now, to purchase a million dollars’ worth of goods from you every day of the year, what will our trade lc worth when we have fully develop ed the country? “Now, who shall assist us to devel op this great empire that is there? Shall it be the alien races of southern Europe or shall it be men of our own blood and language? In Ihe last three fiscal years no less than ."58,000 Amer ican farmers liuve come into Western Canada, bringing with them goods and cash to the value of $350.<'00,000. And 1 want to say here that no man who sets foot on our shores is more en tirely and hearti'y welcome than the agriculturist from the south. "So 1 enj; as these conditions remain I consider that this is the best guar anty that the sword will never again be draw-n in anger between the two great branches of the Anglo-Saxon race. The grain crops of Western Canada in 1013 have well upheld the reputation that country has for abun dant yields of ali small grains. Ad vertisement. Neighbors. Two little girls who were near neighbors in school, the public school, met one day last week in a large of fice building. The mother of one of the little girls is a famous editor, and she is telling the story to her friends. “What are you doing down here?” first little girl. "I have come to bring my mamma her lunch." second ilit’e girl. “My mamma works dowe here, too,” first little girl “Oh, does she? What floor does your mamma scrub?” Papal Swiss Guard to Regain. The Swiss guard of the Vatican is to be given new lease of life, for, although some time ago It was prac tically decided to disband the corps and to replace it by a guard of Ital ians, it now appears that it is to be retained, while a number of new re cruits have actually been won for it. ECZEMA BURNED AND ITCHED 203 Walnut St.. Hillsboro, 111. —“My child had a breaking out on tbe lower limbs which developed into eczema The eczema began with pimples which contained yellow corruption and from the child’s clothing thev were greatly Irritated. They seemed to burn, w hich made the child scratch them, resulting in a mass of open places. They made her so cross and fretful that it was impossible to keep her quiet. They caused her to lose much sleep and she was constantly tormented by severe itching and burning. “I tried several well-known reme dies, but got no relief until I got a sample of Cuticura .Soap and Oint ment, which did so much good that I got a large quantity that cured her in ten days after she had been affected for two months.” (Signed) Mrs. Edith Schwartz, Feb. 28, 1913. Cuticura Scsp and Ointment sold throughout the v.orld. Sample of each free,with 32-p. SI in Book. Address post card “Cuticura, Dept- L-. Boston. —Adv, A Bitter Experience. “Do you believe in telepathy, Mr. Plainly ?’’ “Nc, Miss Gadders. I have discov ered that no matter how many thought wave* a fellow- sends a young woman, unless he happen* to own an automo bile they are shattered on the cold shoulder of Indifference.” M;ojr School Children Are Sickly. Children who are dclica'.e, feverish and crom will gel relief from Moiae- Gray 3weet Powder* f->r Children. They cleinae the stomach , net c v tbe liver, and arereco.-ijme- ded for • omj/ainin.T children. A pleasr.ct rei.'jy for * rma- Us*d by Jtotliera'or *1 /■ * Al all I>-ucrrls’> Ic. Baop e FUCK. Addre.sa, A. 8. Olmsted, Le Roy, S. Y. Ad?. A Seer Himself. Fortune Teller —I see a loss pf nos ey. Victim—Ye, 10 do 1; 1 paid you U advame.