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I I Front! it. By Floyd Hamilton Hazard (Copyright.) Somewhere within the diminutive body of Cyrus Caesar Jones there lived a spirit bay tree, in spite of all untoward cir cumstances. It was at least a third larger than Jones himself, and, for this reason, the greater part of the time, he had a firm conviction that .Tones was quite a man, and equal to almost any high hieb nourished like a green off I in u t I achievement. He was an alert, practical, business man, with a large stock of knowledge dearly purchased at the University of Hard Work ; and there was brick dust in his hair. Ills eyes were of a deep, comprehending blue, and when there anything worth seeing lie seldom was closed them. His trim appearance was greatly in his favor; but for the past week it had availed him nothing. Was it his fault that the old firm had failed? "No, it was not ! Was it his fault thut his weary search for another position had so fur proved utterly fruitless? Again no ! Was he to blame because his sav ings had melted away? Well, hardly! He was standing on the curb, at the Intersection of Fifth avenue and Thir ty-fourth street, in New York, moodily rehearsing in his mind Ills recent expe riences, as he abstractedly watched the people In the dining room of the enor mous hotel opposite. "What a week!" His search for similar work had de generated into a frantic scramble for any kind of work at all. And how, on nothing, pay rent ami doctor's hills and acquire food and cash to go on? "Great heavens!" he thought, only I hud some cash !" Cush ! Cash ! Cush ! heat in on his brain. "Got to have it ! Can't get it !" said Jones. "Can get it!" answered Jones' spir it. "Keep a-going. Can and will get "If it." "I'm hungry," complained Jones. "Shucks!" scoffed his friend. "Pull In your holt a couple of holes !" At the edge of n pile of gutter-rub bish near Merry's, he noticed a string of pinkish heads. "The little girl that lost them won't mind if I give them to Helen," he mused, as he slipped them into his pocket. "A trifling present and a doubtful one, hut a big help at that. It isn't her fault that she doesn't know I'm out of work." He cleaned them In the fountain and placed them in the lonely security of his empty purse. A copy of the morning's paper was stuck between the slats of the bench on which he sat. He was too tired, too harassed by doubt and fenr nnd hun ger, to read; so he enrrled It with him. This spirit of his made him stop to sympathize with a little girl on roller skates, who had fnlleu and humped her nose, near his home. It also nerved him to greet the doctor at the entrance to this up-to-date tenement. "Hallo, doc! How's my wife?" he genially inquired, with a sinking heart. "All right," was the reply. "The cri sis came at noon today, nnd she will recover, If you can manage the diet. But how about my bill?" Again was Jones prompted. "How about your bill? Why! Aren't you Doctor Bill?" he laughed. "Can't let you stop treatment yet, you know. See you tomorrow." Satisfied, the doctor left lilm ; but there was another touch needed to almost complete his misery. Jones mot the agent. "Your rent has been overdue five days," was this Individual's pleasant salutation. "I know it," answered Jones nonchal antly. "Would a check on the First Commercial do you right now?" he queried in a bantering tone. "It would, if I could get it," was the reply in forbidding tones. said Jones cheerfully. "Don't look so grouchy ! Let's he hap py. Coins round nnd see me tomorrow night." His feet seemed fastened to the steps as he slowly dragged them up the five flights of stairs, hut after the click of the latch-key his heavy heart was lifted by a glad cry as he entered the little tliree-room flat. •'Cyrus ! Oh, you dear ! Come quickly and let me press you close ! The doctor says I will soon be well. Well! Yes! Completely and soundly well! What do you think of that?" "Think !" he choked, as lie bent over the bed and kissed his invalid wife. "Why, Helen, darling ! I can't think for the glory of It !" "Hooray !" shouted Jones and his spirit. "Hooray !" There was a wail from the crib by the bedside. "Hallo, son !" he cried, as he caught up the baby and kissed him. "Moul iner is a goin' t' get well ! D'ye hear that! Yes, sir! Listen to that and quit it—you dear little Indian !'' He drew up a chair and sat heavily upon it the child in his arms. "What Is it that you need tonight, dear heart?" he Inquired. "Two prescriptions, some more port wine, milk and eggs." she answered. "Oh, dearie! Sickness Is so terribly expensive. I Just know It Is costing more than your income, even with *11 ► "Well !" that the people In the house have done for me." 4' "Well, I'm a long way from being poor yet," he countered. "Poor? Well, I should say not! Can anyotfe call me poor, with you and the baby, and a job, and a roof over It all? Poor? With me managing things? Not! Cheer up, girlie, and see what I've got for you. It's just a little something for you to wear the next Sunday you're, able to go out." She took the necklace and admired it. Then she held out her arms to him. "You thoughtful, noble boy," she whispered. "Oh, C'y, The man was here today and turned off the gas. He said the bill hadn't been paid." "Well, what a stupid oversight on my part ! I'll stop In there and make them have it turned on again tonight." "How have tilings gone with you to day, sweetheart? Dear me! You look completel.? worn out." "Fine!" he lied, and turned away his« face. "Now I must go, and I won't leave you alone a minute longer than I can help. Here Is today's paper. You can read It tomorrow." lie tossed the copy he had picked up in the park upon the bed. When the door closed behind him, Jones collapsed. He was all in. Not so, however, with Jones' spirit. It took him, willy-nilly, to the druggist's, the grocer's, the dairy, and the gas office; and it forced .Tones to make the four greatest "talks" of his life. "The grand smash for mine tomor row night !" said Jones to himself, on his way back to the house. Half famished as he was, Jones man aged to control himself nnd to cook his supper before he ate it. By the time he had devoured it his whole be ing was shouting for relaxation and rest. So, after rapid preparations for the night, lie sought his cot, which had been set up In the little dining room, stretched himself upon It, and immedi ately fell Into deep sleep. From a phantasmagoria of doctors, sick persons, hospitals, babies, sour faced men who refused him work, house agents, tradesmen, children on roller-skates, little girls who had lost things, restaurants where he had eat en hut could not pay, the police, jails, and the like, he was released by a cry from Ills wife. He awoke, and with u hound was on his feet. It was early morning. "What is it, Helen, darling?" he cried, as he rushed into the next room, fear gripping him. She was propped up by a pillow and was excitedly reading the copy of the newspaper he had given her the night before. "My heads, Cyrus ! she exclaimed, them?" He sat weakly down upon the foot of the bed. "Down-town," he fnltered. "Did you buy them or did you find them?" she questioned eagerly. "X found them near Merry's on Fifth avenue," he replied shamefaced ly, certain that all his perfidy was now discovered. ilonr ! I forgot to tell you. and , to he the up the ! his by and port *11 My bends !' "Where did you get i I just knew it I Here, read that." He took the paper and suw : "Oh, splendid ! was certain of it. 11,000.00 reward and no questions asked upon the return ot plain neeklaee of six ty-mine (69) rose-tinted pearls, recently lost Fifty-ninth streets. H. T. LEFFINGWOLD, Hotel Shropshire Fifth a-enue, Forty-second to "Helen, it can't be true!" he gasped as tho two gazed at eaeh other, wide eyed. "Let me see them, quick !" She withdrew the necklace from its iiiding place under her pillow. His sleep-laden eyes brightened ns he beheld it. He examined the heads carefully and counted them. "Pearls !" No doubt of it whatever In the light of his present Information. Jones' home-coming on this day of all days was a triumphal progress. He and his spirits were making holiday. When his latch-key again admitted him lie hud receipts in full from the doctor and from Ills creditors of the previous night. There was also a slip which record ed the fact that he had paid two months' rent In advance, properly signed by the astonished agent. In the Inner poeket of his vest there was also, reposing snugly, a bank book. "Was It triTfe?" she culled anxiously ns he entered. "Was it really and truly true?" "As true as ever was, sweethenrt," he answered chuckling, as he came into her presence. "And here Is an other present." "What ! A bank-book !" "Nothing less, my dear. And it re- I cords the wenlth of Helen Jones." "Not all of It," she answered, flufhed with joy. "It Is the very least of my I possessions." She cuddled her baby closer and I gave Jones a long, fond look through wet eyes. "But that isn't all, dearest," said | Jones. "I've secured another position, a much better one." "You have? How Is that?" "The man who owned the fifteen thousand dollars' worth of pearls paid the reward and refused to ask any questions; but I insisted in making a full explanation. We finally had a long conversation and he Incidentally mentioned that he had long needed a callable manager. He said, however, that he had searched In vain for a man of spirit and was about to give up the task In despair." "And what did you say to that. Cy, "I said T am the man.' " answered Jones truthfully. "And, what is more, I succeeded In proving It to hlm. But that is another story." dear?" SCENES DURING THE HUNGARIAN REVOLUTION :' :N ■M X ',.1 ,* Ml XN xt' ■ri ÄKÖZTÄ»SASÄG h kkrolyi nil 5# \ / tl is# . 1 m m t4 / Ä Ik: ; •s> - . p* ^4 PI frjitm s 'Pks % ■ IP à .... « .» *' ■f v * ÉoL * * I & • "W iSSlIlill ' *,* . ' ! > \ X- If I 1# .. Si. Ilpl pi ' I ^HKsa S These photographs of the recent revolution in Hungary which resulted In the proclamation ot a republic, with Count Karolyi as president, show an automobile loaded w ith revolutionists dashing through the Streets of Budapest, and Couut Karolyi nnd Johan Hock addressing a crowd in front of the parliament building. «sSKsissi* GERMANS FAWN BEFORE VICTORS n told as of were the after In ing of not are Foe's Servility Looked Upon as an Attempt to Win Leniency. TRIES TO BE GOOD FELLOW Attitude I» Proving Poser for States men at Peace Conference—Behind It All Is German Campaign for Sympathy. Taris. —Germany apparently Is play ing hard to re-estnbllsh herself com mercially with the powers against whom she hag been warring for four years. Like the bully who Is licked, Ger many is now frying to Ingratiate her Relf with her enemies, nnd her attitude of servility is proving a poser for the statesmen at the peace conference. To British, French and Americans alike, now taking up positions In her terri tory, the German extends open hands, •Ide the doors of hospitality throw und with almost studied cure sees that the life of the soldiers Is made pleas It is proving effective propa nnt. ganda. One Incident showing the peculiar IN AN UNUSUAL UNIFORM r it ■ ■S' 1 . ! r & Æ p Wr£T ! to ■& •••$ \ • i i , , ,, .. . .. .. It Is probable that among the thou sands of men in uniform you have seen on the city streets you have never seen on«» wearing this particular uniform. SLTü rÏ.5.' 's,« *»x". lorce» ne is one ot tne regular nnvai gunners who innnnod the big 14-lncti naval guns which helped smash the German lines on the western front, ' ■ \ Mi W r : '<- -< ■M 11 (a? m .■■■ ■m '■%k Wk i 1 [tal I MISS U. S. BATH TUB I I Yanks in Russia Long for Home ! Conveniences. | Ruts | an steam Bath* Can Be Obtained | Only With Much Diffi culty. Archangel. — The soldier of the American north Russian expedition misses the American Imthtuh and Its simplicity nnd frequency. He Is an noyed at the ceremony nnd difficulty : one must undergo to obtain a Russian hath. Only in the homes of the wealthy in the cities, and rarely. If ! th * tillages. Is It possible to , Bn '' a ba t htub or a shower. I Tha Russian bath Is a steam bath. I in an alr-tlght room, where water Is thrown on a stove to make steam. The »"ther then douses himself liberally I » lth buckets of water after perspiring. | hume of the Americans, fortuite course the Germans nro pursuing Is told by one of the French statesmen as follows ; "About six weeks after the signing of the armistice some French officers were sent to Berlin to take charge of the French embassy there. Shortly after their arrival a musical was given In one of the cafes, to which the French officers were invited nnd went. Dur ing an intermission a German woman of consequence came over to the table where the Frenchmen were seated nnd, raising her glass, said : " 'To France.' "The French officers, somewhat taken aback, replied : " 'We are sorry madame, hut we can not rise to that toast, for It Is Impos sible for us to reciprocate.' "The German woman left the table confqsed, hut presently returned and again lifted her glass, saying: " 'Then may I not offer a toust to Paris, most beautiful city In the world?' "The French officers drained their glasses. "But how contemptible Is such ser vility ! But It always goes with bru tality," the Frenchman said. Another case of the effort of the German now to he a "good fellow" Is shown by an Incident happening to a doughboy In the occupied territory. Americans In the army of occupation are forbidden to fraternize with the PLYING SEVEN SEAS fl ers, nnd ing army they cinl he Yankee Ships Represent One Fifth of World Tonnage. Carry Flag Where American Craft Have Not Been Seen in Fifty Year». Washington. — American merchant craft are now plying the seven sens, carrying products of the United States ,♦< to the farthest corners of the earth and bringing back both essentials and ►*< luxuries. The American merchant mu- J*] rtne fleet, built up under the spur of £ i war's necessity, now represents one fifth of the entire seagoing tonnage of the world. It comprises 4Ö per cent of nil ships clearing from United States ports, ns compared with 0.7 per cent before the great war. a Trade routes not traversed by Amer Icon craft for 50 years once more are invaded, with new routes established X Australia, New Zealand, In- -J« the Dutch East Indies, the west P, ^ ^ $ Ships flying the Stars and X s^»Si Äiin!r.ri, » $ -'"'.■ri™, Or.-at Hrll.ln, Conti- J , K canada and Mexico. « auropi, »n"'*" * * *.* The American fleet engaged in over- ^ seas commerce comprises Ii. r >l freight ! r nou « fh 1 , to , b " •" Pf K rmam " t ,,r barracks built by the engineers, have their own modern shower baths, hut those In the villages patronize the Rus sian institution. In Archangel there are two bath houses, each having accommodations for a hundred or so customers in the steam room, but there are only two private rooms with tabs and showers In the bathhouses, and these are booked for days In advance by officers and soldier*. One of these private rooms Is really a suite, as elaborate ns if it were in tended to accommodate a guest for a week. Instead of for the brief period of a hath. But He Need, the Money. Detroit, Mich.— Tills guy Ham Is sure a piker when he takes this," a citizen Ich! Internal Revenue Collector Brady, a* he Landed over 6 cents In come tax. Germans. One day, however, one of the men lost his way and Inquired of n German the direction to lila objective. The German told him. But during the conversation an American officer, lag the discussion, canie up and placed the doughboy under arrest for frat ernizing. Before the doughboy could explain tho German rushed up and, addressing the officer, saht : "He was not fraternizing with me, sir—he had lost his way and merely asked me how to got hack and I told him." The effect of (lie move on the dough boy Is obvious. There are hundreds of similar stories. co yet In sight. What'e Behind It? But liow to meet the situation Is wlmt Is puzzling the peace eoufer Of course they regard with encers. disgust this effusive effort to please the victorious. German campaign for sympathy and adherence to the old plea of "I,et by gones he bygones" with commercial in terests In the saddle. Behind It they seo the The French fear its - effect most, knowing Germany's ability to soon re establlsh herself Industrially, while Franco struggles to rebuild her rav ished plants. Hence the French on the one blind demand the utter destruc tion of Germany and on the other hand demand Germany pay gigantic indem nities. The American view Is that, "to milk a cow one must feed lier" mnny is to pny, ns she must pay, for the horror she has wrought, her Indus tries must start. It Is a dilemma—and the end is nol -if Oer fl ers, S-t freight and passenger vessel» nnd 10 miscellaneous ships, aggregat ing 1,001.2.10 gross tons. When tho army and navy return ftfift Hltlps, which they are now operating, the commet* cinl fleet under the American flag will he boosted to .1,834,750 gross tons, with many hundreds of thouHundH of tons building or under contract. ,♦< „ . . . « p<Y) * "FlllSn LOST c,oUU ►*< J*] £ London.—During the wnr 8, 000 enemy airplanes were shot * down by the British air forces, while 2,800 British machine» *< were missing, Brig. Gen. J. E. B. »J Seeley announced In the house a of commons In Introducing the A army's air estimates of $.iftO,- |j*| <XX),000. V X General Heeley said that If the g -J« war had continued the estimate y P, would have been $1,000,000,000. ♦ $ When the artnlsilce was* X signed, he added, England wus Ä $ «J»«.« -»> *•» . .. • % J ..».ntl. nn.l Md 2» «i.,»,lr.,nn y « In commission, compared to six *.* beginning of the war. ^ y * ► Planes, Foe 8,000 $ v X FLYING TO ARCTIC INDORSED Canadian Air Route Over Famous Chlikoot Pass Approved by Statesmen. Dawson, Yukon Territory.—Official Information has been received from Ottawa that the project for an air plane route from Alberta to the Arctic Is Indorsed by several members of par liament and that a flying board will he named soon. If the government ap proves tentative plans, the Chlikoot pass and other traps which claimed nn awful toll of lives during Hie Klondike rush, will be conquered for the second time. from Skagway to White Horse, where, during the season, the traffic north Is via the'Yukon river. The proposed airplane route Is from Edmonton, Alberta, to Dawson via the Yukon river ami Mackenzie. Portions of this region are accessible during the winter by dog teams, but long Journeys have seldom been attempted, except by members of the Northwest mounted polio«». A railroad Is now operated • FARM t POULTRY HOW TO OPERATE INCUBATOR Machine Should Be Placed in Fairly Warm Room and Protected Against Outside Changes. (Prepared ty the United States Depart rni'iit of Agriculture.) One difficulty in setting eggs as early In the spring as Is necessary for. early hatchers. If the natural system VSf in cubation Is followed. Is in finding broody hens at the proper time, if nat ural incubation he depended upon exclu sively the poultry raiser must wait until the hens are ready to set. This Is not true, however, If an Incubator Is available, for If the eggs are fer tile they can he started at any time the operator desires. The Incubator should he ojicrated In a fairly warm room, preferably u cel lar, as a protection ngalnst outside temperature char , 'es. Sudden changes In temperature In th* room are to In* avoided. The machine should ho dis infected thoroughly before being used with a solution of reliable coal tnr disinfectant. Instead of using such a solution h small receptacle containing one-half ounce of permanganate of potash on which one-half ounce of formalin has been poured may be shut up In tho Incubator. The resulting gns will thoroughly disinfect the machine. Aft er disinfecting the Incubator should ho run empty for several days to get It Into good operating condition. After the eggs are In place the temperature should he held at 101 Mi to 102 degrees Fahrenheit the first week, 102 to 10ft degrees the second week, nnd 103 tho third week. Tho eggs usually are turned for tho first time at the end of the second (lay, and twice dally through the eight eenth or nineteenth day. Tho eggs nro cooled outside the hatching chamber once dnlly ufter the seventh and up to the nineteenth day. Moisture should be furnished In artificial Incubation Is in i <>, * re for nol B? y -* m. < ' ■ ; jj tßr S, » t »■ A K £ s I ! V Removing Hatch From Incubator. !n the South, In high altitudes, nnd when the Incubator room 1 m dry. Till« may he done by sprinkling the eggs with warm water or by placing a wet sponge or pun of witter under tho egg tray. During the hatching period carefully fill the lump and trim the wick each day. It 1 m lieMt to trim tho wick by scraping off the burnt portion rather than by cutting the wick. The lamp should not be filled entirely. After tho lamp Ih flfied It ahotild he closely ob served for a time to ulAko sure that the flame does not get too high. tho will tons * * *< »J A |j*| V g y ♦ Ä % y y * ► $ v SPRING CONDITION OF HENS Lack of Exercise and Too Much Feed of Dry Kind Often Cause of Constipation. In tho spring fowls often show up In constipated condition, it Is usual ly caused by lack of exercise, green stuff, grit and too much feed of a dry kind. You notice It first on the soiled feathers, next the clogging of tho vent. This immediately culls for n physic. One tablespoonful of eus tor oil or half-teaspoonful of epsom salts to each fowl, and the lust may be continued In broken dose« In food or wuter lor several days after. Feed them boiled potatoes, all the cabbage and other green stuff ut hand, und make them bunt for their grain. These constipated fowls are no good as breed ers until you get them toned up. X POULTRY NOTES g X « from air Arctic par will ap nn second where, Is from the during long Carelessness in purchasing hatch ing eggs retards flock Improvement. * After all, it is the little things that count for the most In poultry raising. Experience teaches us that great care Is needed to prevent imultry par asltles and poultry diseases. * * * The fresher the eggs are when used for hatching, the better, and eggs over 15 days should be discarded. • • • If it Is worth your while to set any eggs at all, it surely Is worth your while to set the eggs worth while. When the parent birds lack vitality he chirks are naturally weak, not worth raising, and It is Ut e patience • nd money thrown away.