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oim HIS) YOUNG FOLKS I OURTON CLARK'S EXPERIENCE j& j& WIH A CYCLONE Story m HEN Burton Clark, nephew of tho hotel-keeper of Plain City, camo automoblltng Into tho town, tho Inhabitants thought him a "clty-fletl tenderfoot," to uso tho namo applied to him by ill who saw him. "Ho thinks he'll show oft before us "em Janoos, ODSOrvea ono urn , man, watching tho young follow as ho Jrew up In front of tho "City Hotel "Guess ho thinks we don't know any thing about them gasollno wagons. Waal, wo do, an' a wholo lot about young city dudes to boot." But Burton did not hear theso re marks about himself. Ho Jumped from tho car and ran nimbly up tho top. A plump woman met him at tho door. "Well, here you arc at the Very hour you said you'd arrive," sho cried, taking Burton's hands cordially and planting a kiss on his check. "Yes, I'm hero on scheduled tlmo. Aunt Mary. Where's Uncle Bon?" "Well, he had no Idea you'd got hero in tho machine," confided Aunt Mary. "Ho thought you'd break down or something, and come In tomorrow en tho train. But hero he Is now." Then tho "city-fled tenderfoot," whose arrival had been expected by the townspeople, they having heard from his undo that he was making the Journey across three States In a great touring car, was lost to the view of tho few loafing citizens who had assembled that morning to watch through the day for him. Plain City was a llttlo town located on a high pralrlo in tho West, and was not on the map, having been built up since the last census. It did not boast a single automobile, or "gas oline wagon," as the citizens called It. The people were of that class of ru rals who frown upon strangers, and particularly did they give a wldo berth to "city-fled" folks. Burton had not been In the town long before he found that ho did not promise to becomo a social favorite. As he walked down the one short business street ho was looked at Bavagely by the youths of the town, and as he passed them by, he could overhear Insulting remarks intended for his ears. But he paid no atten tion to those showing antagonism for him. His uncle, a western man by i UWJindo?l"tiJrMuri WRivenr" felt much hurt ovor tho reception of their city boy. "Why, don't they know he's a col lege boy?" Aunt Mary would say, In dignantly. "And wpn't ho graduate In two years? And hasn't ho got the nicest disposition and manners In thu world? Thoso young town fellers would better try to learn from him. That's my honest opinion." But tho "young town follows" did not want to learn from him, and they cared llttlo whether or not ho was a collogo boy and a membor of a football team, or that ho would grad uate In two years from one of the $1SIK'S home was In tho coun try. Her father was a grower of mushrooms and often when there was a good crop Suslo was obligod to assist her father and mother gathering it for tho city mar ket. The mushrooms were cut and piled Into baskets and carried to a Shed whero boxes wero waiting for (packing. Susie did not mind assisting her parents with the work, for sho was a helpful little girl and industrious. Eho would take her basket and go to the placo whero tho mushrooms grew Jn soft, rich, damp soil and gather 63 many as tho basket would hold before she stopped. Then sho would carry the basket to the packing shed, empty It upon a long table whore tho mushrooms woro sorted over and return to tho field for more. Ono morning Susie's mother came to her bed and called her. "Come, llttlo ono, we shall havo to do all tho catherlng today, for your father is ill. Ho will not bo able to leave his bed today. Como, get up, dear, and dress as quickly as you car.." Susie Jumped from hod and bathed LETTISH KNIGMA. My first is in cart, but not in gig: My second is in hog, but not In pig: My third Is In pop, but not In burst: My fourth Is Ju3t tho same as my first: My fifth la also tho samo as my throe: My sixth Is in Oolong, but not in toa: My seventh Is In ant, but not in hill: My eighth Is In water, but not In spill: My ninth is in skate, but not in rink: My wholo is In something we both cat and drink. NUMERICAL KNIGMA. I am composed of twolvo letters. My 1, 8, 8, 0, 11, 0, spell tho numo of one who makes his living by means of fharp blades. My 6, 3, 6, 7, 8 spell tho namo of ono who prepares tho start of life. My 2, 3, S, 11, 12 spoil bodies of water. My 1, 3, 9, 5 spell lomothlng wo find on evory tree. My 8, 10, 8 spoil something wo could not llvo without. My 9, 10, 6, 12 spell bones in our bodies. My 4, 3, 1 spells It vehicle. My wholo Is a small fruit, ZIGZAG. This zlgzaj, contains seven words of (our letters each. If the words aro rightly guessed and wrltton ono bolow Another tholr zigzag letters, beginning with the upper loft-hand lottor and ending with tho lower left-hand lotter, will spell a cloth used as a drapery. Tho cross-words are, 1. A small ve hicle. 2, To scald, 3, A hunting pre phe (T)ushpoo(p Fairies 1 Qur puzzle Comer H of a Young "Tenderfoot's" Bravery, flnc3t Keats of learning In tho land. So llurton, who would gladly have inudo friends with tho young chapi of tho town loving, as he did, socia bility was thrown upon his own re sources for entertainment. He found that thcro was a fine river two miles from town and sometimes of mornings ho would tako his automobile and ride , bankSt wncro ho would Bpend f h nshlnu. In tho afternoons ho would tako his aunt and any young girls sho cared to Invite, riding. His charm of personality, his good looks and neat dress soon mado him n favorite with the best girls In town. This fact did not help his caso with tho youths. Thoy felt him to bo their rival and a formidable ono. too. But this had a good effect, for It was quite notlceablo that tho boys of tho town began trying to Imitate Burton In dress thoy woro white col lars, cuffs, and kept their shoes more neatly polished. And they found themselves touching their hats tc women and girls whom they met on tho street, whereas they had formerly only nodded lndlfferontly and said, "Howdy," to passing acquaintances. "Oh, they're catching good man ners and neatness In dress from our city boy," smiled Aunt Mary. "Yes, but they hate him nil tho more because of It," said Uncle Ben. "Not a single chap In town has shown yOU'r n0t Cnrcf'"' yOM'n mako o any willingness to becomo acquainted with iiurt. And he's a credit to any of 'em." But Burton did not let theso things lnterfero with his enjoyment of his visit and vacation in tho little western town. His undo and aunt were such good pals, and several perfectly lovely young girls had been most hap py to escort him to Sunday school and church, and to havo their moth ers Invito him over on Sunday even ings. Burton had two sisters near his own ago at home, so was fond of girts' society Among those so hostile to Burton j her faco and hands and combed her hair and dressed herself. The sun was Just peeping over tho hills which ran high and wooded near to Susie's father's farm. Suslo always loved getting up very early and going out to say good morning to the sun Just as he was peeping across the hill tops. "Now, little one," said tho mother, "your porridge Is all ready, nnd the sweet milk Is In the pitcher in the dairy. I havo eaten my breakfast and shall go to tho packing shed to sort over yesterday's gathering before Joining you In the patch." Suslo ran to the dairy and got tho pitcher of sweet milk, Sho found tho porridge hot on tho back of the stovo and filled a pretty blue bowl with It. Then sho ate her breakfast and wnshod up her plate, bowl and spoon, after which sho tip-toed softly to her father's room and ever so gently pushod tho door leading Into it ajar. But her father was asleep, so she did not give him her usual cheering good morning and loving kiss. She again closed tho door, doing it softly. serve. -1, Somothing the fisherman uses to catch fish. 5. A tiny flying insect. 6. A small steel Instrument for cutting or smoothing metal. 7. A part of speech. coxuMrmmis, Why Is llfo the greatost of all co nundrums? liecausu ire must all give it up. When may an army bo suid to bo totally destroyed? When its soldiers arc all in quarters. wero two brothers Sam and Jack LHUo. From tho tlmo they set eyes on him, riding through town In his motor car, thoy thoroughly disliked him. And as they wero the leaders of tho boys in Plain City, they organ lod a sort of band to boycott Bur ton in a social way. Some of the boys whose sisters liked Burton be gan to try to broak away from this band, but wero threatened by Sam and Jack. One morning Burton wont fishing. When ho got out of his auto and dropped down tho rlvor bank to his usual fishing place, ho saw the seat he had Improvised was occupied. Two boys pat on It, holding their fishing rods over tho stream. Two other boys sat on tho bank besldo them. As Burton came down tho bank be hind them, they all looked up at him. Burton nodded to thorn, passing the tlmo of day. Not ono of tho group returned his salutation. All scowled, particularly tho two occupying Bur ton's fishing seat. They wero Bam and Jack Little. acqualnUmco of cyclone," ho called Burton turned to go down the stream where he would find another spot, when ono of the Llttlo boys called out to him: "Say, Tenderfoot would you like to havo your nice little seat hero? Gues.s you're too aristo cratic to sit on tho plain dirt, eh? Well, If you want It bad enough to flght for It, come on, and tho best man will havo It." "Thanks, I can fix another seat," replied Burton. "As for lighting, I never Indulge unless It's forced upon mo. Then I go In for all that's In me. But even then, there must be n principle at stake. Just plain fist- tip-toed away from It and went to the ! storo room and got her basket and j apron and knife. Then sho tripped , happily to the mushroom patch. As she stooped to cut off tho urn- brella top of a fine, whlto, fat mush-1 room, sho saw it rise from the I ground; and to her wonder. It was lifted several Inches from the ground. , Then sho beheld a tiny creature be neath It, holding It like an umbrella. I Suslo was startled and drew back, i crying, "Oh, what a strange sight!" j "Do not becomo afraid, llttlo girl," spoke a tiny voice. "We have been having a picnic this morning coming early enough to have tho Held to our- solves. But something must have happened to bring you here so early. ' Tho sun Is hardly over the hills." "Yes, my father Is ill, and cannot I work today. So my mother and I I have to do all tho gathering and sort ing by ourselves. So 1 came early to get a good start. You see, if the mushrooms ready for gathering are not cut at once they will get too big and coarse and tough, and will not bring so good a price." "Ah, yes, that Is quite true," said tho tiny volco. Thon the llttlo crea ture came from beneath the mush room and bowod to Susie. "You see, I forgot to introduce myself to you. I am Miss Dew Drop Fairy. I am ANSWERS TO LAST WEEK'S PUZZLES. PRIMAL ACROSTIC: Lincoln. Cross-words, 1. Link. 2. Inch. 3. Noun. 4. Corn. 5. Owl. 6. Lake. 7. Neat. ADDITIONS'. 1. Holl-Droll, 2. Haft Draft. 3. Land-Qland. RIDDLE-. X-S (Excess) D-K (Z) cay). CHARADE'. Moonstone. 1. ifoon. 2. Stone. ILLUSTRATED INITIAL LETTER PUZZLE: Columbus. Words pictured 1. Cows. 2. Old. 3. Leaning. 4. Um brella. G. JloJar. 6. Ulot. 7. Usher. 8. Soap, fighting for the mere fun of It doesn't appeal to me in the least," Then he turned on his heel and went down stream, Bovernl loud laughs followed him, and BUch cries as, "Coward!" "Softy," and "Tonderfoot-y!" wero hurled af ter him. He was too sensible to pay any heed to thorn. Ho found a snug placo in a curve of tho river a quarter of a mile be low. Thoughtfufly ho drovo his car as near to tho spot as tho road would take It, for ho feared his enomles might do it some injury. And from whore ho sat ho could keep his eyes on tho car. For an hour or more ho fished, half drowsing in tho warm Juno survshino. Suddenly tho wind ceased altogether and a warning calm fell over tho world. Tho heat be came Intense, and Burton got up and went out from among the troos to got a good view of tho sky. To tho northwest ho saw a small black cloud, hanging low In the heavens. A bank of "thundcrhcads" lay against tho horizon, and wero black with whtto capplngs. Tho still air, tho thunder heads and tho ono accentuated black cloud gave Burton something to study Ho had never seen such a sky at home, but had heard about them and know their meaning. Tho black cloud did not appear to be ovor ten miles distant, and was moving rapidly I southward. Burton decided It wise to go to his car, so he gathered up his fishing tacklo and got ready to start to town. Tho black cloud sud denly made a dip, a Hash of blinding 1 lightning glared In It, then a clap of deafening thunder seemed to shake tho ground. Burton noticed that a funnel-shaped spout dropped from the black cloud to the earth, and that It twisted and moved rapidly buck and forth. "A cyclone. If I know anything. ! said Burton as ho Jumped In his car and headed towards town. Then he remembered the boys fishing at his old place his enemies. He redo as close to them as ho could, leaped from ' tho car and ran to the bank abo -e , them, I "I don't wish to Intrude on you, but If you're not careful you'll mako tho acquaintance of a cyclone," ho called down to them. Ono of the Lit tle noys got up quicxiy anu ran up the bank. All that part of tho world feared a cyclone more than anything ono of a whole forest of Fairies. We havo been picnicking under your mushrooms. Wo llko the change from the trees and thick vinos. Hero are some of my friends." As the little fairy said this, sho waved hor hands about over an acre of mushrooms, and tho mushrooms began to move about. "Oh," cried Susie, "you aro destroying my mush rooms! You are ruining them by making them loose from tho ground." "Not at all, my dear little one," smiled tho bit of a fairy. "When we ore done playing among them, we shall set them Into their places again and they will grow the samo as over. Wc tho Fairies never molest any thing. And If you are pressed hard today with work, why shan't we help you? We can each gather ono mush room, and as there are thousands of us, wo will havo your basket filled Then lio beheld u liny crcaturu bu many times Just as fast as you can carry It to tho shed and buck again. Shall wo. assist you, llttlo one?" "Oh, wouldn't that bo splendid?" cried Suslo. "And It will help dear Mamma so much. Sho has all the sorting to do, besides running into tho house to look after Papa every onco In a while. Oh, Mamma will not havo to come to tho patch at all to day! That will be splendid." So the fairies began to rlso all over tho field, and each camo with ono mushroom, carrying It llko an um brella. And the basket was filled be foro you could count five, and thou sands waiting for some placo to put their mushrooms. Susie ran to tho packing shed with the heapod-up baskot and poured Its contents upon tho sorting table. Her mother was not in the shod, having Kone to the house to see If her hus band wanted anythlnr. So Susie was baok In the field again without having told her mother about the fairies, Ann an another basket was filled, and again Buile ran with It to tho i else on earth, Ono had all but swept the town out of cxlstonco tho sum mer before, and many persons had been killed. Jack Little took In tho whole sky at a glance, turned and called to his companions: "Per God's sako, boys, hustle. It's a sure enough, twister, and coming our way." Another ten seconds found tho four boys assembled on tho bank, their faces white with fear. Burton was going towards his car when their helplessness camo to his mind. He turned round. "Will you ride to safety with mo? If so, don't stop to think it over but como on tho run." Then ho went as fast as ho could to tho car, Jumped In and prepared it for starting. Ho heard four distinct voices calling aftor him: "Walt wo'll rldo with you!" And the way that touring car tore over the road was enough to make tho four passengers in it open tholr eyes and mouths In wonder. Onco Sam Llttlo bent forward and touched Burton on tho shoulder. "Turn In that farm to your left thcro's a cy clone cave there." Burton did as nrivl.cd fOW mlnUtCS thn fnr ii-no ...Ilr... " nmiiuuiB beside a Stone Stnllln nnd Ito pants had found shelter In tho cy clone CaVO back Of thn form Tho farmer and his family had al- luituy asscmnieu mere. And then tho cvclone utrnr-u in .n Its twisting fury. Hall beat upon the roof of tho cave and threatened to oreaK tnrough. Tho roaring was deafening and no ono tried to no.ir Half an hour lator, all was as calm as though there had been no storm, and tho persons all came from the cave. The house had been torn from Its foundation, but not badly damaged. Tho stono barn was badly wrecked, but tho wall by which the automo bllo stood was unhurt. The motor car Itself was drenched, but not In jured beyond repairing. But tho boys would havo to walk to town, for the gasoline was filled with water, and tho car could not bo taken to town that day. As tho five boys started townwards they looked towards tho river where they had been fishing and not a tree remained on Its banks for the distance of a mile. "It would havo got us, sure, If It hadn't been for him." It was Sam Llttlo who said this, and he pointed towards Burton who was taking the lead down tho drenched road. "Say, I'm In for being friendly with a feller that saved our lives," said Jack. "No uso being mean about it." Ami then Burton found himself sur rounded by tho four boys, each too murh embarrassed to speak his mind, but each showing In his own way that he was ashamed ot his past con duct and wished to bo friends with the "clty-lled tenderfoot" who had been both bravo ant! splendid. And from that dnv marked tho lion izing of Burton by tho boys In I'laln City, and each yled with the other to take him to fine swimming holes and fishing ponds, and his vacation went along more pleasantly. ' packing shed. Still her mother was I In tho house, and did not know of I Susie's wonderful baskets of mush ' rooms. Susie mado six trips to tho shed with heaping baskets beforo her 1 mother camo from tho house. The ! filling of tho six baskets had not re-, , quired one-third the tlmo that it , usually took Susie to fill one basket. so her mother had not expected her at the shed for somo time. And on seeing the sorting tables all tilled to overflowing, and her llttlo girl still bringing moro from tho patch, the good woman threw up her hands and cried out: "Susie, llttlo one, what has happened to our , mushroom patch? Has some wicked persons been In and cut tho mushrooms all up? Why, here'ro moro than wo havo ever gathered beforo in an en tire half-day your father, myself and you. What can It mean, daugh ter?" Suslo ran to her mother and threw her arms about hor nock. "Mamma," she said, "the fairies havo been help ing me they gathered all tho mush- lira lb It, holding it likti an umbrella rooms and all I havo had to do It to carry them to tho shed. Como to the field and you shall seo." "Fairies!" And tho astonished mother threw up her hands. "Why, child, thero aro no fairies. They are only in story books." "Well, they left tho stoi. books long enough to como to our mush room patch this morning on a plcnlo, and they havo remained long onough to gathor all our mushrooms for us today. Please, Miimirfh, como with me and you shall see." Tho mother, knowing that In some unusual way tho mushrooms had been gathered, and carefully, too, for not ono had a damaged stem or top, went with Suslo to the patch. But the few remaining matured mushrooms were growlnc tightly to tholr roots, and not one moved tho breadth of a fine hair. And In vain did Suslo try to call forth a fairy. "Oh, I know why It Is," sho said to her Btlll mystified mother, "tho fairies know that grown-up peopto do not llko fairies do not believe In them, Going -to -Bed Stories OUR mother tells us stories at night. When tho room Is gloomy outstdo tho lamplight; When In tho corners great shadows fall And look like spectres against the wall. Wo huddlo about dear Mother'B knee Peggy, Polly, Billy and mo And sho has a story for each to tell. About strange things of mountain and dell. The story called Peggy's Is all about Itlp Van Winkle, a worthless lout! Who up on a cold, high mountain top Slept twenty years without making a stop. And he snored so loudly ho fright ened away All the beasts that up on that mount did stay: Even spooks and goblins did fear old nip And from their mountain homes did skip. The story called Polly's Is very queer; 'TIs of Cinderella, a poor little dear, Boys, build J ourOwn AOltRAT many boys lovo rowing bettor than ball-playing or other warm-weather sports. And thero Is no better exercise than rowing on a heavy stream or In a bay or doep lake. Most boys have access to somo largo body of water, whero row boats abound. But tho boy who Is n genulno boatman loves to build his own boat. Ho knows and loves every bit of timber In tho boat ho has himself made. Now, row-boat building dtfllcult thing. A couple with tho aid of a guide boat-building can build a Is not a of boys, book to medium- isizo boat In a very short whllo. rUK half-grown children of a fam decided thev wished to slcon out of doors during tho spring and summer. As the houso had but . two porches, ono across the front and , another across tho back, the children , could not tako possession of either ns I a sleeping porch, for tho front ono lod I to tho living-room and dining room, ' and the kitchen and washroom opened upon the back one. So tho oldest son hit upon a happy plan. Be- ' Ing something of a carpenter, ho do- , elded to build their own sleeping porch. Ho got somo lumber and set 1 to work, his two brothors and two sis- I ters lending their assistance. Ho put up a strong frame-work of undressed j timber and roofed it with shingles. A ' floor of looso boards was laid on Joists which wero supported by flat stones. Tho floor was raised about ten Inches from tho ground. This was to lnsuro safety from dampness. Round tho sides of the frame-work and beginning under tho eaves which wero overhanging to tho width of two feet strong tonting canvas was tacked. The canvas was left in sections with round poles tacked at tho bottom, so that tho curtains miaht be rolled up during still, sultry nights or dropped down and tied eo curely to tho studding when weather f demanded such security. The stooping porch was built with in a few stops of tho back porch of tho houso and of nights tho children j could prepare for bed Indoors and run j to their sleeping porch with the great est privacy, trees and vines closing In that pait of tho groundB from tho vlow j of chanco passers-by, A curtain divided tho porch Into two apartments, ono for tho brothors and ono for tho slstors. Wlro cots served as beds with cool cotton mat tresses on them. A lantorn was hung from tho celling to glvo light on nights when tho outside curtains wero drawn ond no moonlight could enter. Of course, during sovero storms tho porch was abandoned, and tho chll- I dren slept Indoors, At such times tho so they won't show themselves to un- bellovers. That's it." I "Maybo ho, maybe so," agreed the ' good mother, still mysttflod, "At any t It... .....al.KnMvn. , . I. - . . I without your labor or mlno, end it Is J au pusi my unuemiuiiuuiif. uumu, we'll go and tell your father about I it, He is sitting up, eating a bit of lunch, for he Is feeling better since tho day has advanced." But Suslo caught her mother's hand. "Please, Mamma, say nothing of this to any ono, for should we talk about the dear llttlo fairies to too many who do not believe In them, ' might j chase them far, far away, and they'd n Outdoop Sleeping Pop(h And of a glas3 slipper, tiny and sweet, And a prince who found sho had llttlo feet. And Billy's story Is awfully good Of a llttlo maid named Red-Riding-Hood; And a wolf that passed himself as bar friend And acted so wickedly at the end. My story I'd love to tell If I could, 'TIs about two lost little babos in the wood. I always cry when my story I hear, Till Mamma smiles and says, "My dear, "Theso stories are only stories, you know; They're Just make-believe and novel aro true." Thon I dry my eyes, and smile also. And Mother says, "Off to bed you go." So, the stories over, we toddle away And Jump Into bed and sleep till 'tie day: And sometimes wo dream of our stories, you see Peggy, Polly, Billy and mo. Of course, tho timber must be sea soned Ju3t rightly for tho boat but your guide to boat-bulldlng will ex plain all that. Much Is to bo said In favor of boys building their owi row-boats. They havo the out-of-doors exerciso whllo working, thoy learn much in carpentering that does not como in tho ordinary building, and It makes them good judges of boats built by others. Boys who llvo In the country towns, near to larijo streams or bodies of water, should try their skill at boat building. Onco they succeed In mak ing a well-balanced, perfectly-proportioned boat, they will have some thing to be proud of. Tho automobllo searchlight appara tus adopted by the United States army, though It weighs 10,500 lbs., can make sixteen miles an hour and climb a 25 per cent, grade. 500C bedclothes wero hurriedly carried into tho house, for sometimes the winds carried tho rain Inside the porch, shel tered though It was by roof, canvas sides, trees and vines. A well-trained bull dog kept watch over the four young sleepers in the summer bedroom, and if the least in trusion threatened his charges he warned them by a growl. But it was in a qulot, rural vicinity where tramps and other undesirable persons scarcoly ever ventured. The children slept all spring und summer in their sleeping porch without being onco dis turbed by outsiders. Several times storms drove them Indoors, bu. they anticipated this when they built their porch. Tho result of tholr experiment was entirely satisfactory, and this summer tho parents aro going to extend tho porch a fow feet each way so as to mako room for themselves. Thoy dis covered that fresh air In plenty wa tho most deslrablo thing when sleep ing. Design for Mccping Porch, shnwiim canvas cin talus partly down. Ono side may bo entlifly lioanlcd up if desired. never again como to havo .v picnic undor our mushrooms. And thoy'd never help mo with my work whor Papa is sick." IIAVK LONG HOURS. IT has been definitely decided In Russia to adopt on all the rail roads of that country tho twenty four hour system. That Is to say, th.o faco of tho clocks will havo twenty four numerals Instead of twelve, as at tho present time. It w, bo the custom to say "fifteen o'clock" or "twenty o'clock," and so on, France Is also thinking seriously of taktny up a similar plan for the railroads.