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By DONALD ALLEN
The family of Judge Winter bad
known the family of Colonel Ilellulre
for years and years. That meant that
Fred IJellalre and Agnes Winters had
known each other as boy and girl.
The fathera hadn't settled It over
their wine and cigars that there
should be a marriage. In fart, the
two young people didn't take to each
other very well. It was only In after
years, when Fred had finished college
and Miss Winters was in society, that
there was any feeling stronger than
It was not necessary that young
Tlellalre should choose a profession.
He had been left money, and he
drifted along as other rich young
men do the clubs travel Newport
golf-autolng and the races. And
In the Intervals he spent his time ad
miring Agnes Winters and falling In
love with her. On her side, she liked
him but she had no stronger feeling.
She was a bit of a prude and had old
He would have stood better In her
estimation had she found him with a
carpenter's apron on and a saw In his
band. He had asked for her band, and
without giving her time to reply had
asked ber to think over It for a week.
"I have thought," she said when the
week had expired and he was back
lor his answer,
"And and you are going to decide
against me!" he whispered as he read
her answer In her face.
"I am, and I want to give you my
reasons. You are a butterfly a frlt
terer. You have accomplished noth
ing, and you have nothing in view.
Aside from the society journals, you
are a nonentity."
"If you say go to the south pole I'm
off!" stoutly replied Fred.
"You wager on the races and other
things. You play for high stnkes nt
the club. You have tie gambling
spirit in you."
"But I almost always win."
"Then It's even worse. You've got
money, but you throw it about in the
In 30' Seconds He Was Down and Out.
most reckless manner. You are sense
lessly extravagant. They tell me you
have five autos."
"I'll sell four of them if you 6ay so."
"That would make no difference. I
must tell you that some of the things
you do border on loateristu."
"You dont mean It! Have you heard
that I I stumbled, one night, and up
set a peanut cart?"
"You are learning to box. sir!" an
nounced Miss Winters with great
"Oh. Hut you you ?"
"Yes. sir, 1 call that loaferism. Why
a.uid a gentleman learn how to
pouud any one with his fists? No
gentleman is ever attacked. Should
he be, he carries a cane to defend
himself with, or he can threaten to
call the police. Neither your father
nor mine has had to resort to such a
practice as boxing."
Fred Bellalre could have told ber
that he bad seen the judge and the
colonel knocking each other about at
the gymnasium at 50 years ot age, and
having a lot ot fuu out of It. too. but
he knew there was more coming, and
he was making ready for it.
"And lastly, continued Miss Bel
laire, "I sa- your name in the paper
the other day among the Wit of at
tendants at a club where a prize tight
was held. It's there in plain print
The next thing you will be figuring a
one of the principals. 1 do not care
to be the wife of a prize fshter."
"Oh, come, now." appealed Fred.
If you understood these things you
"But I don't and don't want to.
When you enter the rin? will it be as
Battling Bellalre.' or what?"
"Agues, you are altogetv-r too se
vere and old-fashlone.l. 1 have seen
the mayor of the city at a club rig at.
and he enjoyed every round of It
Your own father"
"My father is not under discussion,
sir, and there is no mora to discuss. I
must answer no to your proposal and
hope that you will make a change for
tha better in your life."
"Say. now, Agnes, you can't mean
It! Just because a feilow "
"I beg you to excuxe me, Mr. Bul
Whether Fred wen away or sat
down and resolved to become an angel
is really not known. He managed
somehow to live through It and so
ciety didn't notice any great falling
off In weight and appetite.
It was three months after be bad
received his conge and his boxing
maBter had said that he was In ex
cellent condition when he motored out
Westchester way to see an old chum.
On that very day Miss Agnes Win
ters had started out In ber runabout
alone for a bit of a spin. The two had
uot met since that evening. For a
month afterwards she had been, up
held by conscience. Then a still, small
voice began to trouble her by asking
If she hadn't been too hard on Fred.
She had almost come to the conclusion
that she had and she wanted to be out
in the air and alone to settle the
question with herself.
After a smooth run of two miles
the runabout came to a halt. They
do that sometimes. Then it Is clear
ly the duty of the driver to find out
why and go an again. Miss Winters
was finding out why when three men
from the bushes rushed out on her.
She was wearing a diamond at her
throat and they had a rtght to be
lieve that her gloves concealed valu
Enter Fred Bellalre ou the scene!
He wasn't aching to be a hero, but it
was forced on him. His auto came
up in such a cloud of dust that he
didn't at first recognize the girl who
was screaming and battling. The
three men threw her aside to meet
the rescuer. They were a tough trio.
In place of running away they stood
to make a fight of It. Miss Agnes
climbed back into her car and Fred's
ihauffeur crouched down behind the
wheel like the cur he was.
Ti e toughs must be given credit for
fairiioss. Had they rushed Fred ha
must have gone down, but they didnt
They gave him time to peel off coat
and waistcoat and then one of them
stepped forward with fists up. In 30
seconds he was down and out. The
second one lasted about a minute.
"Good!" exclaimed the third as he
came forward. "You are a great little
man. It's months since I had a scrap
and I'm thankful you came along. It's
Queensberry rules to govern and may
the best man win. If that driver of
yours hasn't swallowed his teeth let
him act as timekeeper."
Did Miss Agnes jump out and run
down the road screaming? Did she sit
there with her hands ever her face?
Not quite. She sat there open-eyed
and watched the prettist little scrap
that ever took place on a highway.
Fred never looked her way, even dur
ing the rest between rounds. The two
men who had been knocked out re
covered In due time and sat up and
watched the fun.
The fight was as fair as a ring bat
tle, the contestants giving and taking
and smiling as they got in or received
blow. The light of battle was in
their eyes and the joy of contest in
their hearts and the girl sat there and
noted every move. Five six seven
rounds. She even counted them.
though she never would admit it aft
erwards. And then, just at the close
of the eleventh round. Fred settled
matters with a blow on the point ot
the chin and he stood puffing and
blowing and leaning against the wheel
of his auto while the man slept for a
few seconds and then awoke to nod to
his fellows. Then the three disap
peared. When they had disappeared
the girl called out:
'Fred, please come here!"
'Yes?' be answered as he ad
"I I think I have undergone a
change of heart. I shall be pleased to
have you call this evening. Never
mind your black eye and skinned
Fury cf Wounded Rabbit.
Frank Pahl and William Ehlert ol
Anaconda, who helped form a hunt
Ing party recently, are telling a storj
which sounds well for the kind ol
jack rabbits grown In the sagebrush
hereabouts. The story Is told on
Charlie Laler. another Anaeondan, and
as he does not deny It It must be true
Ehlert and I-alr are great hunters
and when Frank Pahl joined them
here they were given the tip that they
nitcht see some rabbits the size ol
which they had never dreamed of. Aft
er having bagged fifty odd spec!
mens Charlie blazed away at an old
jack, wounding It slightly, whereupon
It turned and In rage made for the
hunter, who dropped his guu and shin
neJ up a tree. After awhile the calls
of the treed Charlie attracted Pah'
and Ehlert. who came to ths recut
and bowled over the enraged jack
whica was chewing the tree down lc
a determined effort to get at his tor
Mr. Laler was nearly frozen whet
rescued. He says that he will have
the head mounted. Twin Brldse Cor
respondence Anaconda Standard.
That Elusive Line.
Mrs. Crabshaw You never put yout
arm around my waist as you used to.
Crabshaw You see. my dear, yon
keep moving your waist up and dowa
so 1 wouiun v Know wero m u;u it
NLY the hungry know the real
loy of eating. Simple out-door
Mf stimulates the muscular ystem and
induces or preserves a state of health.
Food for the Invalid.
Those who have sick people to feed,
and care for. are often at a loss to
know what to feed them and have It
at the same time appetizing and nutri
tious. In serving a glass of milk, a cup
of gruel or beef tea, place on a plate
covered with a doily.
In cases of kidney disease, the diet
should be limited almost entirely to
vegetables, skimmed milk and plenty
Dyspeptic people should avoid all
starchy food and take only the sim
A rheumatic patient should be de
nied sweets and only the white meats
should be eaten; also gluten bread
The hard part of an oyster should
be removed when serving them to an
Liquid foods are followed by the
scml-solld foods in convalescence.
The old fashioned method of feed-
ln a cold and starving a fever is not
considered good, as science has thown
that pxnty of nourishment Is required
to repair the waste of the tissues,
caused by the fever.
After the liquid diet comes the
soups, thickened with rice and barley,
eggs in various forms, milk and cream
toast, chicken and beef jelly and sim
ilar foods. Grape Juice, lemonade,
flaxseed tea, barley water are drinks
'.hat are given frequently, in 6mall
After a long Illness, solid food
Is resumed very gradually and in
small quantities. Si the digestive sys
tem must not be over-taxed.
Typhoid fever patients are, as a
rule, very ravenous when they first
begin to Improve, and the greatest
care should be taken that they do
not over-eat or take any food that
may cause a relapse.
Scraped beef sandwiches, sago and
rice pudding, bread and milk, baked
apples, soup with an egg baten up
in It, custard and occasionally a well-
baked potato may be some -of the
dishes that the Invalid can eat with
Later a broiled lamb chop or
rare beef steak may be
KG1N every dy with the Arm
resolve to bo up to the mar
tu t ciy thought and action.
How to Disinfect.
The careless manner In which many
people fumigate their homes after a
siege of infectious disease Is to say
the least criminal.
As soon as the physician gives per
mission to move the patient, he should
be given a hot bath and a sponging all
over with a weak solution of bichlo
ride, and move him into the room pre
pared for him.
The sick room itself should be thor
oughly disinfected and everything that
has been used that It Is necessary to
keep and Is washable should be
soaked for several hours In a solu
tion of carbolic acid twenty parts to
a hundred of water. It Is almost Im
possible to disinfect a mattress well
at home and it should either be
burned or sent to an establishment
where such things are sterilized. .
There are several methods of fumi
gation; one is the burning or sulphur,
and follow that by wiping off every
thing In the room with a solution of
bichloride, one part to five hundred
of water. The walls may be wiped
with a broom bag dampened with the
The use of formaldehyde is pre
ferred by many, stopping up every
crack and keyhole and letting the vol
atile substance penetrate every part
of the room.
All bedding should be spread out
over chairs so that the gas will have
easy access to It Leave the room
c'osed for 12 hours, then air thor
oughly. Formalin lamps which pro
duce the gas may be purchased. This
Is one of the easiest methods and one
that is considered most satisfactory
Books and toys are something impossl
bie to fumigate or disinfect, and it la
much better to burn them than to run
anv risks of contagion.
Disease germs live a long time In
hiding, and one cannot use too much
care and precaution.
The germs of consumption ar
killed by a few minutes' exposure to
the direct sunlight as are many other
germs, so let na u?e the cheap and
easily available germicide and keep
our homes healthful and sweet
Japan to Make Her Soap.
. i,,!,; firm h, nreantzed a com
pany for soap making on a large seal
in Japan to supply good brands ot
i,n rh!na in.iu sum nd
o.h ld .nrt American and
other foreign soap manufacturers now
from CQina the pnlUppine8 and tn,
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One May Euy Stamps and Insur
New York a Machine Will Vend
Your Dinner and at Coney Is
land Palms Are Read
Kansas City, Mo. "Two stamps,
please," a traveler at one of the ho
tels said to the mail clerk. Instead of
selling the stamps the mall clerk
pointed to a machine a few feet away.
'That machine will sell you stamps."
And the traveler dropped a nickel In
to a slot and out popped two 2-cent
It Is very simple and operated on
the order of a gum slot machine.
There are two places In which to drop
coins. In both the amount must be a
5-cent piece. One receives for his
nickel either four 1-cent stamps or a
pair of 2-cent stamps.
In the same room of the hotel there
Is a slot machine which sells a thou
sand dollar accident insurance policy,
effective for twenty-four hours, and
the price is five cents. While some
persons doubt the wisdom of buying
this machine vending insurance, there
is one point in Its favor one's time
Is not taken by an agent.
As soon as the nickel goes Into the
machine there Is the clicking of a
spring which stamps the exact time
the policy is Issued. A handle Is
turned and out comes the policy. The
person getting the policy must write
his name on the stub and separate it
where It says: "Tear here." The stub
on which the name has been written
must be poked into a slot and then
the Insurance Is effective.
Automatic machines are almost as
old as civilization, but each year sees
some new machine added to the list.
The stamp and- insurance vending de
vices come under the new classifica
tion, as do many others. For example
on Twenty-third street. In New York,
there Is what is known as the Auto
mat, a restaurant where soup and al
most any food desired may be pur
chased by contributing certain sums
in a slot machine. ,
For several years there has been a
shoe shining machine where one may
have his shoes 6hlned. There Is what
Is known as a mutiphone, which plays
twenty-four distinct Edison records
Machine That Sells Stamps.
The machine has the appearance of
a grandfather clock with Its big dial
The patron desiring to hear a certain
record, moves the hand of the dial to
his favorite tune and when the nickel
sounds a bell, the music starts.
At Coney Island In New York,
palms are read automatically. The
hand Is placed on a little tickler which
feels the lines and according to the
impression depends the reading. Any
one of thirty readings Is possible. An
other new automatic machine Is a
picture vending contraption where
one may have his photograph taken
There Is much Interest being mani
fested In Paris In an Ingenious de
vice Invented by Antal Fedor for reg
istering letters. A letter bearing
stamps sufficient for ordinary postage
is placed in an opening at the top of
the machine, with the address side In
contact with a plate. A handle Is
turned and in a few seconds the let
ter Is registered and a receipt drops
from the tube.
Then at the drinking fountains In
many of the big cities there Is a ma
chine which sells paraffine-coated
COW GOT HER CUDS MIXED
Sukey Was a Good Animal Until She
Went Into the Banking and
Greensburg, Pa. If Thomas Morri
son's pet cow hadn't neglected the
dairy business for the banking and
Junk business she would still be In
the land ot the living somewhere In
It was a find of IT cents that start
ed her on her downward career
three nickels and two pennies which
a barn boy had placed In a line on the
top of a fence to gloat over, and then
forgot In the face of some greater ex
citement. Sukey nosed around - and
swallowed the coins. Her taste for
metal thus whetted she proceeded to
swallow a number of wire nails, pull
ing them out of tte fence, and wound
- 1 up her repast by taking Into her sys
I flve et te1 ,re- " as
that tangled her up. It Insisted
i In sojourning In all three stomachs
i at once. Sukey found her wires were
crossed when she tried to chew her
cud. so she died. An autopsy was held
and the concrete evidences of the
facts here related was found 1n her
utile "tummy- In all three of them.
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WILBUR D NEfEflT
(The reduction in rates for upper berths
In Pullman cars is now effective.)
The wondering conductor stood within the
There was trouble in his visage and his
face had lost its smile.
For a passenger was asking him to fix
him with a berth
And he pondered o'er the prlcellst while
he figured up its worth.
"All the uppers now are lower." the con
ductor softly said.
While with nervous, trembling fingers
through the book of costs he sped.
"Though this makes the higher lower.
still the lower is no higher."
How Is that? An upper lower?" queried
the prospective buyer.
"This is it." the wan conductor then at
tempted to explain.
"We have lowered all the uppers that we
have upon the train.
Thus, we have the lower higher than we
used to have the upper"
"Hum!" the passenger then asked him.
"What did you drink with your sup
"Can't you understand?" then answered
the conductor with a sigh.
"Though the higher ones are lower, still
the lowers are as high.
With hlghers lower than they were, the
lowers but seem higher."
"You're off the water wagon." vowed the
man, "or I'm a liar.
And the passenger then left him and went
to another car.
While the poor conductor mumbled:
"Don't you see, sir, where we are?
With the lower higher higher than the
higher lower lower"
Then he plunged into the diner for a glass
"What we want," said the man in
the frock coat, "is a safe and sane
"You bet we do." agreed the man
with the wispy whiskers.
"We should put a stop to the un
seemly noises that shatter the very
air upon that day. I say to you, sir,
that on the occasion of the celebra
tion of the anniversary of the birth of
the greatest, grandest, most glorious
governmental structure that ever
"Yep," interrupts the other man,
"we ought to choke 'em right ofT. I'm
good an' tired of listening to those
flapdoodle, spread-eagle speeches, my
self." And the man in the frock coat
passed on with an air of the haughti
est kind of hauteur.
"Why," asks the captious editor of
the new reporter, "why do you say In
your story of the banquet that the
table groaned.' "
"Because," explains the new report
er, ' because it had to stand for all the
"Pardon me," says the creditor to
the legislator, "but might I call your
attention to your bill for Christmas
purchases, which has been sent you a
couple of times already?"
"My dear sir, responds the legisla
tor sticking his right hand Into the
bosom of his frock coat and thrusting
nis cowiicK hack with his left hand.
"My dear sir, your bill has been passed
to the second reading. It will have to
follow the regular course, although I
will expedite it as much as possible If
it comes out of committee."
What Started It.
Politely, the srrpent offered Eve an
"Try that, madam," he asked. "You
can raise four hundred barrels of them
to the acre on one of our Irrigated or
chard farms in the Bezlngo Valley.
Your husband can purchase a forty-
acre tract on easy payments."
Shortly afterward the family moved
from Eden to seek the new home.
SATURDAY, MARCH 11, 181
Particularly the Ladies.
Not only pleasant and refreshins? tn
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who have personal knowledge of its ex
Its wonderful popularity, however, has
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effects, always note the full name of the
Company California Fig Syrup Co.
plainly printed on the front of every
package of the genuine Syrup of Figs
and Elixir of Senna.
For sale by an leacling druggists. Price
50 cents per bottle.
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the frogs came out she laid down
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in the daytime now."
should be in every stable and ap
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You don't need to rub, it penetrates.
V ill kill a spavin,
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