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The Central Record, Lancaster Ky. Thursday, Men 3 1 , 1919.
WHAT A NIGHT! By LINCOLN ROTHDLUM. It wns ihe coldest night llo.ton liml hail In many ycnr.e T days' snow fall, accompanied hy n freak bltaard sweeping down from ?fewfotiiidland. had burliil tin1 entire city In 11 homy blanket of while. It nn hut nine o'clock this Sjtunhiy night, mid the elements, mire'tralned. played at will In Ihe empty streets. J liorls, wrapped up In a lntfirlo of raruien-colonil corduroy, ptihed the tin work clocr to the fire ami snuggled In Iho comfortable warmth of the hum In? logs. "Jut n year ngo tonight," flic luur aural dreamily, "hut It wns not o ro'.t " '' uiiif, nln," remonstrated a comely tnil of sixteen, who fqnnttcd Indian fii'hlnn. cloe hy her, "you niu-tn't al- unt. flciit- hmv limit ll Ic sltioe I lllf day, I'm big enough to know what men do, and I'll hot my new ride Stan ley Chalmers ain't no coward. Whnt'll yon hett" The hoy extruded hM cramped legs, and cocking them up before him, claped his hands about his knee. He knew he would again hear the entire account of why his sinter broke her engagement with Stanley Chntnipr, Rnd lie wanted to he coiufortuhte dur ing the recital. "It was not so cold as It Is tonight," Doris began, n If reciting a well learned leson, "when we turned the comer of Dorchester and S.ixton streets. He had Jut In in telling me he would protect me from nil III, when n horrible-looking fellow humped Into me nnd swore out n terrible oath. I surely expected Stanley would knock him down, hut nil he did win grub my arm nnd htitle me off," "When we got home," she continued, pulling the bathrobe closer about her. "you were In the hall and hoard me tell him I could never marry n cow ard." "Aw, I gue III Ret some more wood," lloli answered prnctlcally, nnd In an effort to change the subject, "the ' fire's ellng down." i In a few moments Itoh returned from the kitchen, his arms laden with rough ly chopped pine boughs. As he crossed the threshold between the two rooms and stopped to adjust hN burden, from i the upper regions of the house n terrif ic crash reverberated. The wood , dropped from his anus nnd he dashed 1 across the room swiftly to his sister. "What Is It!" his lips formed the words his voice refused to utter. j "We must see who It Is," she wills- ' pered, thoroughly frightened, nnd grasped the rod used to stir up the embers. They must get help. With a dash through the short hall, they threw open the porch door. Doris' shrill call wns lost In the shrieks of the wind. What went there? Wns that a man, bucking the gale? Was that figure enveloped In a great coat a real man aent by Providence to help them In their predicament? Would he pass their house? Did he not henr them? "Help! Help!" they called out In unison, "we're being "robbed I There's a murderer upstairs! Help I" The luilr-dld hear. He was turning. He was coming towards them. As he vaulted the low stoop. I!ob tainted. "Upstairs." He cleared the first three steps with a single hound, Ignoring the poker Doris mutely 'held out. "tletter that than nothing," she subconsciously thought, and followed up In Ids wnke. Into one bedroom and then the other Jie cast the glare of his pocket flash light. Under the beds and In the clos es, no corner escaped his rigid In spection. And then Into the bathroom. The door stubbornly refused to open. Someone was holding It. They en tered the bathroom anil the door banged tight ns the flashlight went nut. Alone In a dark huthrooni with n itrange man ami n burglar! What a night! Doris screamed. The man located the electric switch and light filled Iho room. A slight stir gnlnt the opposite wall brought them shout fa on the defensive. And they saw an extension leaf to the dining room table slip from Its moorings and Join Its mate at the bottom of the bathtub In a crashing embrace. The iiinti laughed. Doris sank to the floor. He assisted, her down the stair 'ay, wliere Hob sat In frightened pa tience. In n few moments she was composed. "That we found no burglur docs not lessen my gratitude, Mr. " The man lowered Hie high collar closely concealing Ids head. "Stanley!" Doris gasped. "Didn't I tell yon be wns brave!" j yelled liou, pulling the hero toward the fire. And a they gathered about It com forting warmth, DorI looked up Into ryes of toft brown and gently nsfctd: , "But, Stan, won't you esplaln about a . jear ugo?" The man squared his shoulders. "I knew that the fellow wouldn't hurt I you, for he was ouly drunk. Hut 1 1 didn't want to embarrass you by thaj crowd that would nave gathered nud i struck him." "Why didn't you tell me all this bt foraVV "lou never gar me the chance to explain. Too Just Judged me." Doris bung her head In contrltlou. "Forgive me, Stan," ihe whispered, and a h sought the oomfort of his protecting arms, naively added : "Can't yon sea I'm catching cold without tar rtogf (Cepynght, 111, or the MeClurs Nsws pr yadifate-) 9 teer Into Us If you want Graduate Mechanics to keep your Auto up to snuff and out of trouble. W : 9 M Work Guaranteed. We have accessories of every character needed to supply your wants. OUR "KANT BREAK" SPARK PLUGS ARE GUARANTEED AGAINST BREAKAGE OR SHORT CIRCUIT DURING THE LIFE OF YOUR CAR "ITS THE WORLDS GREATEST SPARK PLUG." 'Star" and "Racine Horseshoe" , TIRES are Guaran-V teed with our money. The .Central Garage f? "RIGHT ON THE SQUARE" BUENA VISTA Don Askins Is visltinii in Cin cinnati. Miss Until lane lini begun her school nt Antlooli. Mr. Dudley Ijine sold Ms fnrm to .Mr. IM.I Williams. Mr. II. C. Kuble made n business trip to Lexington Friday. .Mr. and Mrs. Leslie Ruble were in Nlcliolasvllle, last week. Mr, nnd Mrs, John Scott spent Sun day with their pnrciita here. Mr. n dn.Mrs. .J II. llublc left for .St. 1'olcMburg, Kin Inst Tuesday, Miss Georgia Dunn Is with her brothers, Messrs J. 1 nud Hen Dunn. Dr. Allen filled his regular ap pointment at llnrmony (.'church Sun lay. Mcfsr llownrd laine, Mark and Tom Jennings were In Lexington Inst week. Ituble Scott of (irecndnle wns with his mother Mrs. A. D. Hcutt, Satur day and Sundn: .Mr. Joe Hamilton nnd sons lioscor, anil S.ilouc, were visiting Mrs. Ike Hamilton Monday, Mr, C M. Dean ami family nnd Mr. Carter Celtnrs and family wore guests of Mrs, J. W. Askins, .Sunday. Mr. William Drown wns railed to Cincinnati Inst week by the serious illness of his little daughter, Ituth, who Is much improved. Mrs. Nannie Jennings gave n din. ncr Sunday in honor of her son, Homer, who has Just returned from several months service In France, Mrs. I.nurn N'nylor received n letter Saturday from her son Hen, who wns wounded in the Argonnc Woods, say Hit; he was getting along nicely nnd Iiok' il to be home soon. Mrs, J. W. nnd (!. II. lame enter turned nt dinner last Tuesday, having fur their guests, Mr. and Mrs. J, I. Hamilton, Mr nnd Mrs. Howard Lane, Itev. J. It. Moorman, Capt. I'.lkiii, and Homer nnd Lucy Jennings. Whcltsonif Don't. Don't lose our temper. It Is of far more lniortancp to keip good temper ed and undisturbed evil if things do go a little wrong than to set the nerves of the whole family on cdse because of some omission. The Serpent's Tail. Since your earliest childhood's memory you've believed that the snake' tail never dies until the sun goes down. And you know that it wiggles a long time after the serpent has been put out of the wuy of doing further harm. For you've killed n snake nnd you've watched the antics of his toil. Uncle Sain has killed Prussianism but the tail still wriggles. The tall that is the outgrowth of all that mon archy stood for; the extortion, the oppression, the cruelties nnd wrong of long years' standing. Just now,it is manifesting itself in the form of liolshevism. It has outgrown the snake itself in I'.U3sia an,d has twlnecbltself around the. throats of a helpless people. It is gradually infolding Germany In its coils. It's trying to stretch across the tea to America. And America wants none of it: will Lave nor.e of it. If necessary Uncle Sam will put n foot on that tail until the sun goes lown. But there' un easier way. Just keep the wheels moving, the indus tries active, business good, finances easy, nnd general prosperity in th saddle loping along. Just finance pence ns you financed war. So long en jobs are plentiful, wages WANTED-AT ONCE! Five hundred thousand new houses needed nt once within the boundaries of the United States! So the Department of Labor tells us, and if we only study the condi tions at home and realize that they ore similar throughout the country, we shall be inclined to trust to the ac curacy of its statement. Houses are not to be had. Inquir ies for them either for purchase or rent meet with disappointment. The restriction of building during the war has of course played n great part in producing this scarcity of homes. A shortage of houses is to be re gretted for several reasons. It means congestion. Where two fam ilies are living in quarters which are by rights only sufficient for one, there is inevitably crowding enough to affect the conditions of life more or less unfavorably. Also, if n small town has only houses enough for its present inhab itants there is no possibility of fur ther growth. N'cw residents, how ever satisfactory they might be as citizens, simply cannot be nccommo- dated. Men who have capital or can ur range for the use of It should wake up to conditions and realize that the present is nu excellent time for building. ' In Die first pises, the greatest ne cessity of the country just now U work for the returned soldiers and PRIVATE SALE. .10 High Grade l'crchcron mares nnd a car every other week during Ihe season shipped by express direct from the farms. See our l'crcheron Hares before you buy. Time to responsible parties. Will show you liortas any day in the waak ascspt Monday. J. F. COOK AND CO.. Lexington, Kentucky. Phone 47. Night Phone 2843.Y or SC31. Sicasmjuamm mi s.d' ctnnrltr rhi fit 1 fill Xuuu, mu -..."., ...... - ..!.. ll- II r.,.l-l, M. ainii under the sun as tractible as the."""- "- -; average American. No man so well I ' ond P - taM"" oulJ satisfied. No man so entirely con-! n act of public spirit, supply ng tint with his country nnd all it olferi. j MMer home town with the , , ,, ,, , houses required for Its progress nnd l'ncle Sum wants to provide nil of , these things. Klght now he Is hard;1, , , . .......i .. . .i. i.,t. Lastly, tbo demand for houses Ho owes a large sum to American in-1 '!. that well built homes will dustries. oery one of which needs its a cnt .Investment for money in order to readjust its ulfairs lno to n peace basis und insure u quick industrial revival. W. 0. RIGNEY Funeral Oirector and Embalmer. Ollice Plume 18, Lancaster, Residence I'liune 33.3 Kentucky. French In South Amcrlcs. Throughout South America French N nlmoM unlTcrvnlly nnd; .lltlons of the lales are In inon holm-, nnd liook stores an. filled with modern I'rinch writers of prone or ere, both In tmnhitl"ti nnd In the original. Environment Counts. It Is well to remember that environ inont has much to do with achieve ment. Asorati only with those who are full of i-iithindnoiii and ib'tennlm-d to succeed. Keep clo-e to ieode who encourage you. Create pencf In the home. Make of II n harbor of refuge, n Iiieuns of escnp.- from n work inlay world. If you will do this, you will nn find yuiirsrlf well un the road to mcci'ss. Fern llownrd. Afghan Music The Afghan bine n penihtint for iiiu.lnil Instrument, nnd the wenllhler clai's loiirt some imtly makes, though ori-iislonally their mn'iner of ii-ing Ibein Is nii'u Imt -tarlllng. An A rutin n iii.bleinan M-nt for n grand pi ano, mid had nil the lower part cut off, ns he found It most -incn!cr.t to piny It squalling on the floor. jj-i Rugby Football. , At Ihe famous xeliool of Itiigby. Kng- rT!ml. originated Hint form of football, no" beiirlng the mime .if the hcIiooI. An in-- ilptloii, nt P.uuby rend: "ThN Ktono 'oioiuei.,oralei the exploit of xviH'.iin WeLb Hills, who. with n I'.no db.va-iinl for the ruled of football, im jib. .nl in his time, first took the bull in hln n tun nud ran with it, thus orlgl- n iljg the lllxtllKtlV" fentUIC of tin! i . .. i..! 'lie. A. D. I SSI." Much of this mu.t come out of the next Victory-Liberty Loan. So get ready to help Uncle Sam help American i rosperlty. And crush the life out of Ilolsliev ts'a utterly. Prepare for the next loan. Houses to rent will be tin assured (ource of Income. And the sale of houses upon easy mont i- ly payments is n most satisfactory plan. A town which lini these to offer can secure u fine class of thrifty. prudent citizen?, who ns they ure Our philosopher says: Hundle your farm so's when you've got to leuve it behind you, nobody'll say anything hard about you. Ipruueni citizen?, wiiu iia mcy hiu property-holders, will bo Interested in their homes nnd surroundings. Local bunks should see their inter csts in financing builders where ncc rsrary. It is to be hoped that us the season progresses, wo shall see a good class of homes going up In Lancaster, ucli as will reflect credit upon the town and bring pro'fit to the builders. Long Mounttin Rjnge. , Sumatra Is of volinnle origin, and, together with the other members of Ihe Jliitny group, formed In mi early i peilod of the wvrld n part of the Asi atic tvnllucut. Tin Hiirlvous, or Htl-1 imitni Alp, form ii lirnl.cn chain of J mountains, running; l.'iigthnlw of tbo 1 Islwid. .Home of li'- h'Khot jmlntd of ! tbo ehnli. rrc IH.ihij und PiUfK) twt nbovo the level of tbo H'll, Hoeky , Molllitnlii ' .u! I. JOHNSONS "FREEZEPROOF" PREVENTS FROZEN RADIATORS. It is inexpensive Does not evaporate Easy to use Does not freeze and one application will last all winter. One paskdgt protects a Ford car toJflveJileiJriTes below zero McRoberts Drug Store. Women ! Hero Is a rncTOCu to Luffcrlnr; women, from Mrs, W. T. Trice, of I'ublle. Ky.: "I sut fend with painful...", tbo writes. "I git dom with n wcakiirsi In m b.irK nud limbs...! felt bolides rnd ells cournic d..,t lisd about Klitn un b ' of ever beiiif! i.i'l i, when u frlcad Lasted, I Talco Aniiu Tim Woweii's 'Tcrio I I' -n C.irdtil. In a r,' ii t wti la I g:r n marked ilifferen-s... I crev slronror light along, nnd It cured me. I am stouter than I havo been In years." If you suffer, you can approclato what It tncnut to be strong and well. Thousands of wo men r.Ho Cardut tha credit for their good health. It should help Kit. Try CarduL At all druggists, E-71