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Hepsey Burke
A Sister to David Harum ,.,
By F. N. Westcott
Chapters 1 to IS
Itev. Donald Maxwell, a city brod,
handsomo chap of 25, accepts his first
charge In tho decadent mountain vll
laso of Durford. Ho la mot by HonBoy
Burko, a 'largo woman, with irray hair
and eyes that twinkle. Rho is accom
panied by hor 14-year-old son Nicolas
and Junior wardon of tho church, Jona
than Jackson. Maxwell sets about to
Ket acquainted with, and adapt himself
to the wars of his parlshlonors and
orrantse tho congregation for mora
actlTO work.
He receives hearty co-operation from
everyone but tho senior wnrdon SylvcB
tor llaacom, who Is accustomed to run
Earlnh affairs. Miss Virginia Bescom,
Is daughter, takes a lively Interest In
church work for a time, but when Max
well returns from a vacation with an
attractive young; bride, sho becomes
Tory Jealous and haughty. Mrs. Betty
Maxwell makes a warm friend of Hep
Bey Burke and tries to Influence Jona
than Jackson, tho Junior warden, to
choose Hepsey as his wife.
Ths Clrcui.
Kb Maxwells wero in fact, effect
prrnUj up the ambitions of thol
ig tho older memben out
tu too easy going acceptance of
id m thor are, and giving: the
Eiw onei rlataa of a life Imbued
bsoto color and varloty than bad
rto ontorod their consclousnesii.
AMI yet It happoned at Durford, on
MMsSoa, that this awakening of now
MSta and Individuality produced vn
filind for complications.
"Oh yea," Hepaer remarked one day
to Mn. Betty, when the ubject of
y iiiiiiiHnii had turned to Mm.
$' ion and heir, "Nlckoy moans
fee a food boy, but he's oa restless
M a kitten on a hot Johnny cake. He
a bit vicious, but ho do run hla
down at tho corners, and he's
iMufal trearln' on his pants bottoms
tmi keeps mo patchln' and mendln'
sjoat of tho time 'contributing to tho
0jb4 in Tlevr,' aa Abraham Lincoln said.
Bat, woman like, I guess ho finds tho
iwmeit spot In my heart when I'm
data' some sort of repalrin' on hla
vothos. It would bo easier If hla in
tentions wasn't so good, 'cause I could
spank him with a clear conscience if
ba was vicious. But after all, Nlckoy
norm to havo a winnln' way about
fcfaa. He knows evory farmer within
Vbreo miles; he'll stop any team ho
loots, climb Into the wagon seat, take
tb reins, and enjoy himself to his
kaart's content. All the men seem to
like him; more's tho pity! And he
ems to just naturally lead the oth
er kids In their games and mischief."
"Oh well, I wouldn't give a cent for
a boy who didn't get Into mischief
sometimes," consoled Mrs. Betty.
At which valuation Nickey was then
la process of putting himself and his
young friends at a premium. For,
about this time, in their efforts to
amuse themselves, Nickey and somo
f his friends constructed a circus
stag back of tho barn. After organiz
ing a stock company and conducting
several rehearsals, tho rest of tho
boya In the neighborhood were Invit
ed to form an audience, and tako seats
which had been reserved for them
without extra charge on an adjoining
lumber pile. Besides tho regular ar
tists there wero a number of special
ists or "freaks,'' who added much to
the interest and excitement of the
For example, Sam Cooley, nttlrod in
one of Mrs. Burke's discarded under
skirts, filched from tho rag bag, with
some dried cornstalk gummed on his
face, Impersonated tho famous beard
ed lady from Hoboken.
Bully Burns wearing a very hot and
atuffy pillow buttoned under, his coat
and thrust down Into his trousers, rep
resented tho world renowned fat man
from Spoonvllle. His was rather a
difficult role to fill gracefully, because
the squashy pillow would persist In
bulging out between his tiouscrs und
his coat in a most Indecent manner,
and It kept him busy most of the time
tucking it in.
Dlmplo Perkins look the part of
the Snake dimmer from Biooklyn,
and at intervals wrestled leailrssly
with a short picrc of gnrden hose
which was labeled on the hills as an
"Anna Condy' This ho wound around
his neck in the mojt reckless man
ner possible; it was quite enough to
make one's blood iuu cold to watch
The King of the Cannibal Islands
was draped in a buffalo robe, with a
tilt paper crown adorning his head,
and a very suggestive mutton bono In
Ms band.
Poor little Herman Aradureky wae
elected for the Living Skeleton, be
cause of the spindle ilk? character of
his nethermost limbs, fie had to re
move bis trousers and his coat, aud
aabmit to having his ribs -wound with
yarn of torn sheeting, ,lnT order that
what little flesh be had'mlgbt bo com.
grossed to the, smallest possiblo com
pass. The result was astonishingly
satisfactory. '
The 'Wild Man from Borneo wore
sis clothes wrong" Bide out, as is well
known wild men from Bornco'always
do; and he ate grass with avidity.
Wrymquthod and squint eyed, bo was
Hie Incarnation of the cubbst Ideal.'
When all this splendid array of tal-
' oat Issued from tho dressing room
jtd marched triumphantly aiound tho
ring, ft was indoed a proud moment
tn the annals of Durford, and the ap
plnuso from tho lumber pile could bo
heard at loast two blocks.
After tho procession, the entertain
ment proper consisted of some high
and lofty tumbling, tho various 'turnn'
of tho respective Btars and then, last
of all, as a grand finale, Charley, tho
old raw-boned farm horso who bad
been retired on a pension for at loast
a year, was led triumphantly Into tho
ring, with Nickey Burko standing on
his back!
Charley, whose melancholy aspect
was a trlflo more abject than usual,
and steps moro halting, meekly fol
lowed the procession of actors around
the ring, led by Dimple, the Snako
Charmer. NIckoy'a entree created a
most profound sensation, and was
greeted with tumultuous applause a
tributo both to his equestrian feat and
to Ills costume.
Nickey had once attended a circus
dl which he had been gi'eatly impress
ed by the artistic decorations on tho
skin of a tattooed man, and by the
skill of tho bareback rider who had
turned summersaults while the horae
was in motion. It occurred to him
that perhaps he might present some
what of both these attractions in one
Maxwell had Innocently stimulat
ed this taste by lending him a book
illustrated with lurid colors plates of
Indians in full war paint, according
to tribe.
So Neckey removed his clothes, at
tired himself in abbreviated red
Hwlmmlng trunks, and submitted to
tho artistic efforts of Dimple, who
painted most intrlcato, elaborate, and
beautiful designs on Nickcy's person,
With a thick solution of Indigo puiloln
ed from the laundry.
NIckey's breast was adorned with a
picture of a ship under full sail. On
his back was a large heart pierced
with two arrows. A vine of full
blown roses twined around each arm,
while his legs were powdered with
stars, periods, dashes, and exclama
tion points in rich profusion. A trian
gle was painted on each cheek, and
dabs of Indigo were added to the end
of his nose and to the lobe of each
ear by way of finishing touches.
When the work was complete Nick
ey surveyed himself in a piece of brok
en mirror in tho dressing room, and
to tell the truth was somewhat appall
ed at his appearance; but Dimple Per
kins hastened to assure him, saying
that n dip in the river would easily
remove the Indigo; and that he was
the living spit and image of a tattooed
man, and that his appearance, posed
on the back of Charley, would cer
tainly bring the house down.
Dimple proved to be quite justified
in his statement so far a3 the effect
of the audience was concerned; for,
as Nickey entered the ring, after one
moment of breathless astonishment,
the entire crowd arose as one msu.
and cheered itself hoarse, in a frenzy
of frantic delight. Now whether Char
ley was enthused by the applause, or
whether the situation reminded him ot
some festive horseplay of his youth,
one can not tell. At any rate, what
little life was left in Charley's blood
asserted Itself. Quickly jerking tho
rope of tho halter from tho astonish
ed band of Dimple Perkins, Charley
turned briskly round and trotted out
of the yard and into the road, while
Nickey who had found himself sudden
ly astride Charley's back, made fran
lio efforts to stop him.
As Charley emerged from the gate
tho freaks, tho regular artists, the
Kjmnasts, and the entiro audience to!
'owed trailing along behind the mount
ed tattooed man, and shout'.ng them
helved hoarse with encouragement or
As Charley rose to the occasion and
quickoned his pace, tho heat of the
hun, tho violent exorcise of ridding
baicback, and tho nervous excitement
produced by tho horror of the situa
tion, threw Nickey Into a profuse
ewpat. The bluing began to run. Tho
decorations on his forehead trickled
down into his eyes; and as ho tried
to rub off tho moist in o with the back
of his hand tho indigo was smeared
liberully over bis face. His personal
identity was hopelessly obscured in
the Indigo smudge; and the most viv
id Imagination could not conjectuio
what had happoned to the boy. It was
by no means an easy feat to retain
his aeat on Charley's back; it would
have been still moro difficult to dis
mount, at his steed's brisk pace; and
, Nickey was most painfully conscious
of his attire, aaChdrley turned up tho
road which led straight to tbo village.
At each corner the procession was re
inforced by a number ot villago boys
who added their quota to the general
uproar and varied the monotony of tho
y.roceedlng by occasionally throwing
a tin can at the rider ou tho white
horse. When Charley passed tho rec
tory and tho green, and turned into
Church street, Nickey felt that he had
Htruck rock bottom ot shameful hu
miliation. For many years It had been Char
ley's habit to tako Mrs. Burko down
to church on. Wednesday afternoons
for the five o'clock -servico; and al
though ho had been out of commis
sion and docked for repairs for somo
time, his Bublimal self must havo got
In Its work, and tho old habit assort
od Itself: to tho church ho went, at
tended at a respoctful distnnco by the
Bearded Lady, tho Fat Man, tho Snako
Charmor, tho King ot tho Cannibal Is
lands, tho Living Skeleton, and tho
Wild Man from Borneo, to say noth
ing ot a largo and cffectlvo chorus
ot roaring villagers bringing up tho
It really was qulto clover ot Char
ley to recall that, this being Wednes
day, it was tho propor day to visit tho
church as clover as it was disturbing
to Nlokey whon ho, too, recalled that
It was about tlmo for tho sorvlco to bo
over, and that his mother must bo
somowhoro on tbo premises, to aay
nothing ot tho assembled mothers of
tho entiro stock company and tho
rector, and tho rector's wife.
MrB. Burko, poor woman, was quite
unconscious of what awaited her, as
ho emerged from tho service with tho
rest of tho congregation. It was an
t mazed parent that caught sight of
her son and heir scrambling off the
back of his stood onto tho horso block
In front of tho church, clad In short
swimming trunks and much bluing.
Tho freaks, tho regular artists, tho
gymnasts, and tho circus audience
Acnorally shrloked and howled and
fought each other, In frantic effort
to succeed to NIckey's place on Char
ley's back for Charley now stood un
dismayed and immovable, with a gen
tle, pious look in his soft old eyes.
For ono instant, Mrs. Burke and
her friends stood paralyzed with hor
ror; and thon like tho good mothers
la Israel that they were, each jumpod
to tho rescue of hor own particular
darling that is, as soon as Bho could
identify him. Consternation reigned
supreme. Mrs. Cooley caught tha
Bearded Lady by tho arm and shook
him fiercely, just aa he was about to
land an uppcrcut on tho jaw ot the
Sing of the Cannibal Islands. Mrs.
Burns found her offspring, the Fat
Man, lying dispossessed on Ills back
ta the gutter, while Slme Wilkins, the
Man Who Ate Glass, sat comfortably
on his stomach. Slme Immediately
apologized to Mrs. Burns and disap
pearcd. Next Mrs. Peikins took tho
Snake Charmer by his collar, and rap
ped him soundly with tho piece of gar
den hose which she captured as he
was using it to chastise the predatory
Wild Man from Borneo. Other mem
bers of tho company received equally
unlocked for censuie of their dramat
ic efforts.
Nickey, meantime had fled to the
pump behind the church, where k'
made his ablutions as best he could;
then, seeing the vestry loom dobr ajar
he, in his extremity, bolted for the
quiet seclusion of the sanctuary.
To his sui prise and horror, he found
Maxwell seated at a table looking ov
er the parish lecords; and when Nick
ey appeared, still rather blue, attired
in short red trunks, otherwise una
domed, Donnld gazed at him in mute
astonishment. For one moment there
was silence as they eyed each other;
and then Maxwell burst into roars of
uncontrollable laughter, which were
not quite subdued as Nickey gave u
rather incoherent account of the mis
fortune which had bi ought him to sucu
a predicament.
(To be continued.)
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If you will add u tablespoon of gran
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uhii'h the erppp will lie iIiimmI, you
will find the muteilal will lptaln it.
original appearance. It should he
wrapped in u towel imil ironed when
quite damp.
"The leverage nviilhible In n motor
ear jnck enn lie put to n number of
uses in cae parts are sprung out of
line by an accident.
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Fig 2Utlnp mrh fo nriitut front iclicelt
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This is merely nu example of what
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