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Wizrd of Oz by L.Frank Baum corrmctiT. or me oooaj-nc*/ULi con^Atrr COM*/CUT, gYl.r»AftM OAU/1 *.*'->*’ PT/Wt Oi¥ BYNOPBIB. Dorothy lived In Kansan with Aunt Km and Uncle Henry. A cyclone lifted their home Into the air. Dorothy falling asleep amidst the excitement. A crash awakened her. The house had landed In a country of marvelous beauty. Groups of queer little people greeted her to the Lana of Munchklns. The house had killed their enemy, the wicked witch of Kast. Dor othy took the witch’s silver shoes. She started for the Emerald City to find the Wizard of Os, who. she was promised, might find away to send her hack to Kansas. Dorothy released a scarecrow, giving him life. Ho was desirous of ac quiring brains and started with her to tlie wizard to get them. The scarecrow told his history. They met a tin wood man who longed for a heart. He ulso joined them. They cam«* upon a terrible lion. The lion confessed he had no cour age. He decided to accompany them to the Wizard of Os to got some. The scare •row In pushing the raft became Im paled upon his pole In the middle of the river. CHAPTER Vlll.—Continued. ‘What can we do to save him?” asked Dorothy. The Lion and the Woodman both shook their heads, for they did not know. So they sat down upon the hank and gazed wistfully at the Scare crow until a Stork flew by, which, see ing them, stopped to rest at the wa ter’s edge. ’’Who are you, and where are you going V* asked the Stork. ‘T am Dorothy,” answered the girl; • and these are my friends, the Tin Woodman and the Cowardly Lion; and we are going to the Emerald City.” "This isn't the road." said the Btork, as she twisted her long neck and looked sharply at the queer party. “I know it,” returned Dorothy, “but we have lost the Scarecrow, and are wondering how we shall get him again.** * -Where is he?” asked the Stork. "Over there in the river,” answered the girl. “If he wasn’t so big and heavy I would get him for you." remarked the Stork. “He Isr.T heavy a bit." said Doro thy, eagerly, “for he is stuffed with straw; and if you will bring him back to us we shall thank you ever and ever so much.” “Well. I’ll try.” said the Stork; “but if I find he is too heavy to cArry I shall have to drop him in the river again.” So the big bird flew into the air and over the water till she came to where the Bcarecrow was perched upon his j*>le. Then the Stork with her great claws grabbed the Bcarecrow by the arm and carried him up Into the air and back to the bank, where Dorothy and the Lion and the Tin Woodman and Toto were sitting. When the Scarecrow found himself among his friends again he was so happy that he hugged (hem all, even the Lion and Toto; and as they walked along he sang “Tol-de-ri-de <»b!” at every step, he felt so pay. “I was afraid I should have to stay in the river forever.” he said, “but the kind Stork saved me. and if I ever pet any bralrs I shall And the Stork apain and do it some kindness In return.” “That’s all right,” said the Stork, who was flying along beside them. “I always like to help any one in trouble. Hut I must go now, for my babies are waiting in the nest for me. I hope you will And the Emerald City and that Oz will help you.” “Thank you,” replied Dorothy, and then the kind Stork flew Into the air and was soon out of sight. They walked along listening to the singing of the bright-colored birds and looking at the lovely flowers which now became so thick that the The Stork. ground was carpeted with them. There were big yellow and white and blue and purple blossoms, besides great clusters of scarlet poppies, which were so brilliant in color they almost dazzled Dorothy’s eyes. “Aren’t they beautiful?” the girl asked, as she breathed in the spicy scent of the flowers. “I suppose so,” answered the Scare crow. "When I have brains I shall probably like them better." “If I only had a heart I should lova them,” added the Tin Woodman. ”1 always did like flowers,” said the l,ion; “they seem so helpless and frail. Bat there are none in the forest so bright as these.” They now came upon more and more of the big scarlet poppies, and fewer and fewer of the other flowers; and soon they found themselves in the midst of a great meadow of pop idea. Now it fa wall known that when there are many of these flowers to gether their odor is so powerful that any one who breathes it falls asleep, and if the sleeper is not carried away from the scent of the flowers he sleeps on and on forever. But Doro thy did not know this, nor could she get away from the bright red flowers that were everywhere about; so pres ently her eyes grew heavy and she felt she must sit down to rest and to sleep. But the Tin Woodman would not let her do this. “We must hurry and get back to the road of yellow brick before dark,” he said; and the Scarecrow agreed with him. So they kept walking until Dor othy could stand no longer. Her eyes closed in spite of herself and she for got where she was and fell among the poppies, fast asleep. “What shall we do?” asked the Tin Woodman. “If we leave her here she will die,” said the Lion. “The smell of the flow ers is killing us all. I myself can scarcely keep my eyes open and the dog is asleep already." It was true; Toto had fallen down beside his little mistress. But the Scarecrow and the Tin Woodman, not being made of flesh, were not troubled by the scent of the flowers. “Run fast,” said the Scarecrow to the Lion, “and get out of this deadly “The Stork Carried Him Into the Air.” flower-bed as soon as you can. We will bring the little girl with us, but If you should fall asleep you are too big to be carried.” So the Liou aroused himself and hounded forward as fast as he could go. In a moment he was out of sight. “Let us make a chair with our hands and carry her,” said the Scare crow. So they picked up Toto and put the dog in Dorothy's lap. and then they made a chair with their hands for the seat and their arms for the arms and carried the sleeping girl be tween them through the flowers. On and on they walked, and it seemed that the great carpet of dead ly flowers that surrounded them would never end. They followed the bend of the river, and at last came upon their friend the Lion, lying fast asleep among the popples. The flowers had been too strong for the huge beast and he had given up at last and fallen only a short distance from the end of the poppy-bed. where the sweet grass spread in beautiful green fields before them. “We can do nothing for him," said the Tin Woodman, sadly; "for he is much too heavy to lift. We must leave him here to sleep on forever, and per haps he will dream that he has found courage at last.” “I’m Sorry,” said the Scarecrow; “the Lion was a very good comrade for one so cowardly. But let us go on.” They carried the sleeping girl to a pretty spot beside the river, far enough from the poppy field to pre vent her breathing any more of the poison of the flowers, and here they laid her gently on the soft grass and waited for the fresh breeze to waken her. "We cannot be far from the road of yellow brick, now,” remarked the Bcarecrow, as he stood beside the girl, “for we have come nearly as far as the river carried us away.” The Tin Woodman was about to re ply when he heard a low growl, and turning his head (which worked beau tifully on hinges) he saw a strange beast come bounding over the grass towards them. It was, ludeed. a great yellow wildcat, and the Woodman thought it must be chasing something, for Its ears were lying close to its head and its mouth was wide open, showing two rows of ugly teeth, while its red eyes glowed like balls of Are. As it came nearer the Tin Woodman saw that running before the beast was a little gray field-mouse, and although he had no heart he knew it was wrong for the wildcat to try to kill such a pretty, harmless crea ture. So the Woodman raised his ax, and as the wildcat ran by he gave it a quick blow that cut the beast’s head clean off from its body, and it rolled over at his feet in two pieces. The field-mouse, now that It was freed from its enemy, stopped short; and coming slowly up to the Wood man it said, in a squeaky little voice; "Oh, thank you! Thank you ever so much for saving my life.” "Don’t speak of it, I beg of you,” re plied the Woodman. "I have no heart, you know, so I am careful to help all Queen of the Field Mice. those who may need a friend, even if it happens to be only a mouse.” “Only a mouse!" cried the little ani mal, Indignantly; “why. I am a Queen —the Queen of all the field-mice!” “Oh, indeed,” said the Woodman, making a bow. “Therefore you have done a great deed, as well as a brave one, in saving my life,” added the Queen. At that moment several mice were seen running up as fast as their little legs could carry them, and when they •aw their Queen they exclaimed: “Oh. your majesty, we thought you would be killed! How did you man age to escape the great Wildcat?” and they all bowed so low to the little Queen that they almost stood upon their heads. “This funny tin man,” she an swered, "killed the Wildcat and saved my life. So hereafter you must all serve him, and obey his slightest wish.” "We will!” cried all the mice, in a shrill chorus. And then they scam pered In all directions, for Toto had awakened from his sleep, and seeing all these mice around him he gave one bark of delight and jumped right «nto the middle of the group. Toio had always loved to chase mice when he lived in Kansas, and he saw no harm in it. But the Tin Woodman caught the dog in his arms and held him tight, while he called to the mice; “Come back! come back! Toto shall not hurt you.” (TO RE CONTINUED.) Bees and Sparrows Fight for Tree. A fight between a half dozen Eng lish sparrows and a swarm of bees for the possession of an old tree on the lawn of the Serrlli house. Main street, was witnessed bp.-/* number of inter ested spectators, Mye a Philadelphia correspondent. The colony of bees swarmed around the tree and discov ering a hole about 40 feet from the ground flew In. The first of the army, which filled the air like a miniature cloud, had hardly entered the hole be fore the sparrows came out ruffling their neck feathers and chattering with anger. There were alx sparrows living In the tree and for five minutes they put up a gallant fight for the possession of their home, but the bees were too much for them and after a time they slowly draw off, fighting to the last Loss No Time with Burn. Bear In mind that quick treatment of a burn will not only relieve suffer ing but will frequently remove all danger of permanent scars. Baking soda, scraped raw potato, lard, olive oil, molasses and even milk are ef ficacious, much of the virtue of the cure depending upon a speedy appli cation. For the Hostess Chat on Topics of Many Kinds, by a Reeonio’xed Authority An Animal Party. This clever animal party may be utilized for guests either old or young. It is also adaptable for the needs of church societies, which are always lu search of schemes to break the mo notony, especially at the very com mencement of an evening affair. As each person enters a slip of pa per containing the name of un animal is to be pinned upon his back and he Is told he must guess from the conver sation of those around him what ani mal he is supposed to represent. Then pass booklets ornamented with cute little “Teddy” bears and pencils. On a door have a poster of the animals go ing two by two into the ark and the words, “This Way to the Greatest Show on Earth." Admit the guests in groups to this room, where the cages containing the unlmnls will be found, allowing ten minutes for each group to guess what the cages con tain. Here is a list of animals which may be added to by individual hostesses: "Kid” (a glove of kid), “Lynx” (links of a chain), “Rat” hair rat), “Monkey” (letters MON and a door key), "Chamois (a piece of chamois), "Lion” (a doll's pillow, "Goat” (a small piece of butter). “Pea cock” (a dried pea and a toy rooster), “Bear” (a tiny undressed doll), "Eagle," (the letter E and a picture of a sea gull). The cages (boxes crossed with wire) were numbered, and the guests wrote down what they supposed the animal was in the booklet opposite a corre sponding number. Animal candy boxes are good for prizes Then have a contest to see who can come the near est pinning a goat's whiskers on in I the proper place, the contestant to be blindfolded. Serve an ice, “animal” cookies and barley sugar animals Japanese Fan-Tan. At a Japanese affair this delectable concoction was served. I give the recipe as It came to me feeling aure it will be very welcome, as many calls for Just such a dish come to the department. To make fan-tan, cook half cupful of well-washed rice in a pint of milk un til very soft. Stir in a heaping tabla apoonful of sugar and one well-beaten egg and remove at once from the fire. Paris Models HE WALKIN': costume at the left is of old blue cloth. The back and Hides of the upper part of the costume simulate a sort of Jacket orna mented atom: the edge with buttons of the material. These buttons also ornament the long front which fastens on one side. TH ; i The turn-over collar, the wide revers and the cuffs are all faced with black liberty, of which the girdle is also made. The latter Is knotted in the back with long sash ends. To this upper part the lower part is moulted with plaits forming a deep flounce. The cravat and sleeve ruffles are of iace. The evening gown at the right Is of crepe de chine trimmed with a beautiful metal and Jet embroidery. The upper par*, is in princess or cuirass style, and to this the lower part is gathered. I’he bertha and little puffed sleeves are of mousseline de sole. TO WEAR WARMER GARMENTS Fashion* for This Fall and Winter Are Much More Sensible Than Those of Last Lear. Last fall and winter the garments worn by most women of fashion were not warm. In the first place, there came the clinging s icath gown which was worn without a petticoat in most cases, and women of fashion actually went forth in these clinging garments, merely protected b; thin coats and furs, inadequate to 'heir needs, to say nothing of their comfort. This sea son everything indicates heavier ma terials for Jacket suits. Naturally the skirts, which are plaited, will be heavier and warme-, and the gar ments more senelbhly constructed. Already the new shapes are being shown in furs. Th*-y are pretty and include many new and original pat terns. Extremely small pieces and very large ones both figure in the showing. A dealer says that black furs will undoubtecly be the early leaders, because they will be needed to further enhance the beauty of the Mix in a hair cupful of assorted candled fruits, cherries, apricots and pine apple, and turn into a shallow well-übttered pan to cool. When firm cut into strips about an Inch and a half wide and three inches long; dip in egg and breadcrumbs and brown delicately on both sides in butter. Drain, dust with powdered sugar and serve hot. Announcing an Engagement. The hostess bad usked eight girls to luncheon and no one expected the interesting news that was announced in this fashion: The centerpiece was a low mound-shaped form of white roses known as “bride," and there was a delicate fringe around them of inaid en-hair ferns and mignonette. Over this from the chandelier swung a cluster of white wedding bells; they were tied with flufTy tulle streamers. The place cards were little standing cards of a bride and bridegroom cut out. and it did not take long to dis cover that the faces were photographs of the young woman, who was soon discovered to be the honored guest, and the lucky man, who it was discov ered, was to lead her to the altar. This menu was served: Chilled canteloup, creum of spinach soup, fillets of fresh fish fried In olive oil. with sauce tar tare; creamed sweetbreads, green peas In timbals, finger rolls, fruit sal ad. with cheese and bar-le-duc, pine apple sherbet, small cakes, coffee. MADAUK MERIII. Fancies of Fashion Green belts are stylish. Grays are to be fashionable. Never has lace been so universally used. Old red Is a prime favorite with black. Yellow is more to be seen than for years. Fall tones are generally soft, dull and faded. Small buttons are more used than large ones. Pockets in motoring coats and ul sters are huge. Close fitting styles will continue through the winter. forthcoming black costumes. Sluiph neck-pieces are stock shapes. som« with small tabs, dainty and com fortable for wear with one-piece broad cloth suits. Pillow muffs and wld< stoles, though mostly without trim mlngs, deserve mention, as they rep resent a type of simple styles In suet articles. Learn to Relax. Learn to relax, if you want to b< healthy, happy and good looking. Learc to save your nerve force, your vital ity, or nervous energy. J>earn to re cuperate after any excessive or con tinued muscular or nervous exhaus tion. The highly nervous tension ai which the American girl lives would make hags of a race of women whe were not so bounteously endowed witt strength, vitality and recuperative powers. The American woman has lost the art of letting go. Work and play U her are a constant strain, and the teachers who are trying to imprest the necessity of physical as well ai mental relaxation on their pupils are reaping a golden harvest. “TO THE Highlands Bound” OMK people imagine that In verness Is the end of the high lands. Nothing could be more | untrue. Inverness Is the cen ter. and. In many respects. S' the best and most beautiful portion of the highlands Is to be found "farther north." Tho population in the far north Is sparse and there arb no manufacturing towns to assist in the prosperity of a railway company It is not possible, therefore, to have a dally service of express trains to the north; but the Highland company has adopted the system so common in the great tourist countries on the con tinent and offers express train ser vice on certain days of the week. Time tables should be examined, as changes may be made from time to time, so that the very latest informa tion as to train service may be ob tained and passengers will do much for their own comfort and conven ience If they will try to arrange their Journeys on the days on which special provision Is made for them. The "Farther North" express, on Fridays only, was most successful and prob ably an Improvement even on the run ning of this splendid train will be made In the future. All the way from Inverness to Helmsdale (101 miles) the scenery is simply magnificent. As the train winds round the three great firths of Heauly. Cromarty and Dor noch. with the great hills towering shove on the opposite side of the line, the scenery seems to grow ever more and more entrancing. Through the woods of fleaufort castle, across the Ileauly river and over the neck of land that separates the Heauly and the Cromarty firths, the train goes all too quickly for the eye and reaches Dingwall, the capital of Koss-shlre. within half an hour of leaving Inverness. On Its way It passes, at Muir of Ord. the Junction of the Ulack Isle line and the main line. The Hlack Isle, which Is really a pe ninsula and not an Island at all, con tains some of the best agricultural land In the highlands and Is famous for the crops It grows as well as for the cattle It rears. There are some Interesting historical spots well worth visiting In this part of Koss-shlre; but the chief attraction for the summer visitor Is the town of Fortrose and Its suburb. Kosemarkle, where a fine sandy bench affords excellent facili ties for bathing Excellent hotel and other accommodation Is available and Fortroso Is worthy of a visit. If It is only for a day. for the purpose of see ing the ruins of the cathedral, which are well preserved. The difficulty of deciding on the most beautiful scene In the highlands Is no small one. but certainly the pass of Killlecrankie has good claims to first place and it Is doubtful If there be a stretch of railway line three miles In length In any part of the British Islands that can hold Its own with the three miles between Pit lochry and the tunnel at Killlecrankie To see the pass as it ought to be seen, one should walk through It; but a magnificent view of It may be ob tained by sitting with one's back to the engine as the train runs north and looking out towards the river. Unfor tunately. Immediately after reaching Tardy Reward For Bravery After Sixty Years yf Waiting French man Becomes-Officer of the Legion. An old man of 88, Guillaume Hol land, has Just been inaAe an officer of the Legion of Honor for a deed of hero ism upon the battlefield, which he per formed 66 years ago. It was In Al giers. Holland was bugler in the Chasseurs d'Orleans when Abdel Kadlr thinned the French ranks after one of the most desperate battles in France's history. His regiment was charged. The Arabs rushed over it like a cyclone over a cornfield. Only 80 men were left. Again they charged, and left but 16 standing. . A third charge and Holland with his bugle stood alone. Brought before Ab-del Kader. he was questioned. There was still some hun dred Frenchmen left upon the battle field. and Ab-del Kader knew that they would fight until the bitter end. He questioned the lad. "Is there no tune you blow/* be said, "which makes the spot where the most beautiful view la obtained, the train runs Into a tunnel and the passenger finds him self in darkness. Perhaps the almost dramatic contrast may. however, en able him to even moro greatly appre ciate the beauty of the scene thus ruthlessly cut off by nnture and tho Inartistic though practical mind of tho railway engineer. /At Hlalr-Atholl visitors will find ex cellent hotel accommodation and those who are Interested In highland history will be delighted with a visit to Hlalr castle, the seat of the Duke of Atholl, to which they are admitted betwooa the hours of 9 a. m and 6 p. m . on signing their names In a book and on payment of one abiding each to a guide, who will accompany them and explain the various points of interest as they proceed. An Interesting drive or walk may be enjoyed from Blair- Atboll to the Falls of liruar (three miles) and to the hanks of that river, which owe their beautiful woods to* the petition addressed In 1787 to the then Duke of Atholl by Robert Burns during his travels In the highlands Leaving Illair-Atboll, the train com mences the long, steep climb across the Grampian mountains. For 10 miles the highland engines have to grnpple with the hardesta task allot ted to any British the dne rising ultimately to a height of 1.484 feet a short way beyond Dalna apldal station, the highest point reached on any railway system In the kingdom. The Flndborn river, beautiful be* yond description, and with some ro mantic history attached to every mile of its course. Is a sourco of unending delight, not only to summer visitors, but to ad the residents for miles round; no fine can ever tiro of the Flndhorn; the angry waters rushing between the crags at Randolph's Leap, or as In calmer mood they flow by the Meads of Bt. John, the site of many a tourney in the days of old. or sparkle through the trees as one looks down at the river from the bill above the Heronry, will ever preserve tbelr Irresistible attraction to those who love that mixture of wildness and nat ural beauty for which the Flndborn river Is so famous. "I wish,” wrote one who visited the river In 1906. "I wish heartily that 1 could picture to the Intending tourist the wonders of the Flndhorn river, the historic sites of ancient fights and the feuds of clans that never died until the last well-guided claymore bad drunk Its tale of blood.” Perhaps the most beautiful spot on the river, as It Is the most famous In romance. Is Randolph's Leap. Thin part of the river is open to tho public on Wednesdays throughout the sea son; It Involves a drive or cycle ruu of about 10 miles from Forres, or a short walk from Dunphall station and no one sbould fall to pay a visit to this, the most beautiful piece of river scenery In the country. Curiously enough, Randolph never leaped over this chasm, wisely preferring the com parative safety of a plank bridge; It was one of the Cummings of Dunphall who performed this feat during the tight known as the “Hattie of the Ixwt Standard." your countrymen give up tho battle?" "Yes," said Holland. "Then blow It. or your life Is forfeit," answered Ab del Kader. r Roland was about to throw down bis bugle and bid them take his life, when a sudden notion, half heroic, half born of the Impertinence of the Paris i lan street boy, caught him. He smiled, I stepped out, put the bugle to bis lips. - and, as loudly as he could, blew the i charge. It turned the tide of battle, i I-ate in the day Holland was told by his captors as they hurried him away with them in their flight, that the French had, after all. been victors, and eight months later, when he was released from captivity, the cross of the legion was his reward. A few months afterward he had left the afiny and became postman in his na tive village of Lacalm. A few days ago the old man exchanged his red ribbon for the rosette, and when he dies ha will receive full military i honors.