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Dod March's Girl
By KATE'EDMONDS l&il, by Mcciure Newspaper ürndlcit«. Tlie doctor from over-the-moantain w«(Mj on the door stone at Ood March's <nWa anil IooImhI Jane Man-It straight in tlie eyes. "four father's leg's pretty bad. Jmiç" he «»'«I hlndljr. "Vou mean—he'll lose Itt" demand etl /one In her direct wajr. He might. Needs care — better , seul him to Dr. Frames' place at Waflpmut" " Ö dw ? He can't be moved." "fll fix that—we can get him over quitQ easily.. Hie doctor has every thing to make It easy. Your father «»•HI be all right by Christmas." laae nodded slowly. At last she «spoke and tears were, near her hrave. brown eyes. »'We haven't much mone) left, doctor," slie confessed, "and dad, helng sick, will miss all ,the fall work —yon know the best guide on the Mountains." know It, Jane. Ifs n pity that* hour clawed him." "ff I had been along—it wouldn't fcnve happened. I wonder how could earn some money, doctor?" ehe ««Id anxiously. The doctor thought rapidly. "Been wltb your father muchT Know woods? Ont» you shoot? "He says I'm as gdort as he is, but of course I'm not. A girl couldn't be, nhe. answered modestly. "Is there *i»«uething I can do?' she asked with hnpé in her eyes. "After your father goes to Dr. frames I'll send Old Bed Squirrel's squaw over here—yon know Molly Basket? She's the best chaperou in seven counties—won't even let the stars blink at you! My Idea is this. •Time March—Just take your father's place. When his customers come— ■lost of them are old codgers from the city, fat bankers and brokers who waut a bit of hunting and a taste of *amp life—you can guide 'em and Molly Basket can cook, and you can make believe your father Is iu the <iibin If you want to!" "Doctor, how splendid!" cried Jane, 0«n<! ran in to tell the plan to Dod Mardi, who listened at first with hor ror, then dismay and at last with resig nation, for the leg was bothersome and •id Molly Basket was a regular old whe-bear to fight. *. "I've only made two engagements," he said wearily, "but both of them are for six weeks each—Major Babb—he always comes, you know, and James Armstrong—they're old fellows and won't try to make love to you, Janle ! Jane March felt quite excited the <:iy she expected Mujor Bahb, but the elderly sportsman was so Intent upon shooting a big buck and one bear that he didn't care much who guided him to the right spot. "Just one big black bear, my dear." he said to Jane, with hardly a glance at her trim form In It* hunting rig, "Ï must find o bear for yon," laughed Jane, as she left the major to Molly Basket's delicious camp cooking. She sang like # lark as she climbed the trail. It was so wonderful to be able to do this for her father. She had written him a long letter describing the major's arrivai and forwarding tlie batch of newspapers and box of cigars the city man had brought for the old guide. Now she went back to the camp with shining eyes. "Major Babb," she snld, "your bear live» tip by the clump of honey lo custs—yoii remember where the black rocks are? He has a trail to the west" - "Cilood—good," purred the major, rubbing his fat hands. The next day they found the bear and the major shot him With his ac customed skill, and Molly Basket went hot-foot over the mountains to fetch her son, Little Squirrel, to take care •f the dead monster. Then the major got his buck, and after several days of idleness, he de parted for home again, leaving the Marches much richer than when he came. To Jane he gave a crisp hun dred-dollar bill, "For the best guide I ever had," he chuckled as he wrote •ut the customary check. Jane took a week off and went to see her father and told him all about the major's stay. "Mr. Armstrong will come next week—and when he goes it will be time for you to come home." "Doctor suggests that I "stay here Mill il after Christmas — you might '•«me. too, Jane, and get some more schooling and buy some clothes," smiled the old man. "That's fine, father," she agreed, and went back to thé camp glowing with anticipation of the winter months, of ten so iouely to the mountain girl, al though she bad been away to school. The next week Mr. Armstrong ap peared and with him a big. strapping jotiog man, who stared with open sur prise".,when Jane explained the situ ation. ■Tin sorry. Mr. Armstrong," site fal teced ; "you see. father was badly In jtirfid and we had to have money—I really can look out for you." Mr. Armstrong's eyes twinkled. "Go ahead. Miss-Jane," he said, heartily. "You've got grit. I brought my nephew along—Ray Armstrong—learning to be n forester." Young Armstrong shook hnnds with Jane und then they all sat down to midday dlnnpr. Jhne believed In feed ing her people well, and with her own kand s üb« had baked an apple pie that brought forth lavish praise from the hunters. "Your father couldn't do that, I'll warrant" chuckled the elder Armstrong, as he accepted a second piece of plet v "You shall Aot take all of dad's medals away from him, Mr. Arm strong," she protested. "I am only a poor imitation of him—but X I can cer tainly make good pie," bhe added con vincingly.' They all* laughed as Molly Basket came to clear awajr the meal. The next day they were going to start ont bqt that evening tlie men unpacked their bags and prepared their guns. In the evening Jane sat beside the compflre and knitted while Ray Arm strong explained hi* work to her. In the Intervals Mr. Armstrong played with, the phonograph until he fell asleep, At the end of six weeks there was a light snow on the gjpund a,nd tlie Armstrongs were preparing to leave. The elder Armstrong had gone over the mountain to visit Jane's father, and the girl had one last tramp with Ray before he departed. Molly Basket was cooking and had promised them a wild pigeob pie for dinner. "Time slips away so fast in the morning," sighed Jane as they reached the vicinity of the black rocks where the. honey locusts grew. Ray looked at her adoringly. He was careful that she never surprised his glances, for he was very tender of his ê "glrl o' the woods," as iie called her In secret. He looked away quick ly, interested at the terror exhibited by a gray Bquirrel in a tree near by. _ .Tane said nothing—but words are often superfluous. There was no one At the same Instant he felt a hot breatli upon his neck and a heavy paw clutched tils shoulder. "Do not move," rang June's clear voice. The claws dug deeper, a shot rang out, there was a snarl.or pain and then a muffled roar as a bear and man went down together. Ray extricated himself from the dying struggles of the beast and Jane ended the bear's life with another shot. Then she^» turned to Ray, whose shoulder was bleeding. "Let tne dress the wound," she commanded, and he sat down on a rock and bared Ills shoulder. There was an emergency kit strapped about her waist, and from this she produced the necessary re lief. Neither spoke a word more than ^was necessary, but the girl was near to tears and young Armstrong was quite white. At camp .Molly Basket produced a browned pigeon pie, but there was lit tle appetite for its tootbsomeness. Then KShy rose to go and Jane walked n little Way down the mountain with him. "I can see you a long way from here—It "is Lone Rock." she smiled wistfully. "I hope your arm will be all right now." He turned and caught her hand In his. "Jane—my glr^ o' the woods— you saved my life," be said. "I'm glad." she said gravely. ' "Then—It Is yours for the asking," he bent before her humbly—'T love yon, dear." to see their parting save a chickadee, who didn't tell a' soul about It. SAURY OF U. S. SENATOR Lawmakers Receive $7,500 Plus Trav eling Expense*—Must Be Citizen for Nine Years. ^ A member of the United States sen ate must have been a citizen of the United States for at least nine years prior to his election, must be a citizen of the state he represents and must be thirty years old. His salary Is $7, 500 a year plus certain traveling ex penses. A member of the United States house of representatives must have been a citizen of the United States seven years prior to his elec tion. must be twenty-five years old and a resident of the stare which he repre sents. His salary I« the same as the senator's. In most of the general as semblies tlie qualifications for mem bership. in the words of tlie law, are: "No person shall be a senator or rep resentative, who. at the time of his election. Is not a citizen of the United States, nor anyone who has not been for two years next pracedlug his elec tion. an Inhabitant of this state, and for one year next preceding his elec tion. an inhabitant of the county or district whence he may be chosen. Senators shall be at least twenty-five and representatives at least twenty one years of age." The salary of sen ators and representatives is $fi u day while the assembly Is In session, witb certain allowances for traveling ex penses.—Indianapolis. News. Much Wood In Sport. About twenty-five million feet of wood of 32 kinds are consumed yearly In this country by manufacturers of appliances and apparatus for games and sports, says the American Forest ry Magazine of Washington. Several industries require much more Wood than this one and produce articles which, in the aggregate, sell for more money, but not one of all of them, with the possible exception of toys, affords as much enjoyment. In one direction, this industry surpasse» toys as a producer of happiness; for toys concern children almost exclusively, while this concerns old. young and middle aged In the Mime way. Hani« are for the elderly as well as for youthful. A Disciplinarian. "Would you, send your hoy to a school where they permitted hazing?" "I would," replied Farmer Corntossel. "Josh Is that bumptious an' self willed I think mebbe the hazln' ■ 'nd he the most Important part of his edu cation." jL DAIRY POINTS GREATER USE OF PUREBREDS By Fracti'ial Ownership, of Bulla Indiana Dairymen Qet Benefit of Such Sires. In Harrison county, Ind., where the "Better Sires — Better Stock" move ment Is gaining headway, dairymen are making wide use of good, p'qrebred bulls in an economical manner. By fractional ownership of the bulls they receive the benefit of such sires with out Incurring the entire purchase cost In one day recently the United States Department of Agriculture received" statements from three dairymen in Harrison county, all of whom follow the practice mentioned. The advan tage of a choice of several sires Is the wider opportunity to make desirable matlngs, thus hastening progress in graicUng up a herd. In many other localities dairymen are combining their forces, sometimes with the object of testing bulls before sending them to the block, sometimes to save expense, and sometimes to give local predominance to one breed or another. An informal combination of tills sort is often highly useful. This is not the same thing as a bull association. The co-operative bull as ' '*• : sociation is an institution designed to accomplish these and many other ol> Jects, on a large scale, by a form of organisation which has been extensive Antoinette's Itchen Rose King, $15,000 Guernsey Bull Owned by Rowan County, N. C., Bull Association. ly tried and perfected by experience. It Is recommended by the department that farmers should give consideration to the benefits they can secure 4pr themselves by -a closer and more ef fective union of Interests In a properly organized bull association. To develop better methods for luuidljng und shipping milk from the farms to the city market is the ob J et 't ot an Investigation o£ practices in various milk plauts, which is be In g made by the dairy division of the CUT DOWN BIG MILK LOSSES Marked Effect Upon Prices That the Ultimate Consumer Must Pay for the Prodiibt. United States Department of Agricul ture. Milk losses during shipment have a marked effect upon the price that tlie consumer must pay for the product, and upon the price that the farmer receives for the product. The losses are. of two kinds; those re sulting from milk souring In, transit, and those from theft spoilage and leakage. Both are believed to be avoidable If the farmer, country deal er and city dealer will work to gether. Dealers are being asked to give in formation on various subjects, such as the methods used for transporting milk from the farm to the dealer, the pro tection provided for milk while in transit between dealer and tin» city market, and the relative efficiency of different types of refrigerator cars. IMPORTANCE OF DAIRY BARN Many Failures Have Been Recorded Because of Poor Structures— Building Cost High. The dairy barn Is more than ever one of the principal factors in dairy farm operation, in .many Instances dairies have fulled or succeeded be cause of the barmy This year prob ably there is more thought given to barn construction than ever before. This is because dairymen, farmers and breeders have come to realize the Im portance of the bam and because the cost of building has mounted so high. HAY IS ESSENTIAL TO CALF Roughage Keeps Stomach of Animal Distended and Allow« Food to Be Digested. Milk is very satisfactory to furnish food during the early stages of the calf's life, but It Is the roughage that keeps the stomach distended and al lows the food to be digested. When a calf is depriv^l of hay, it will not do Its best In growth. Hay is an essential to the young animal and should al ways be available. HIGH-PRICED LAND POSSIBLE Dairying Keeps Up Fertility of »oil and Makes Larger Yields of Variou^ Crops. ■ , Dairying makes high prlfced land possible. Striki.ig as this statement may seem It is proved by the fact that dairying keeps up the fertility of the soil and makes high yields possible. High yields show that the land Is able to earn a satisfactory Income on a high valuation. PRESERVE SPORT FOR SAKE OF YOUNGSTERS • to Landis Gives Reasons for Taking Baseball Job. Airplan« Propeller Hanging on Wall Reminded Jurist of Conversation With Son During World*» Serie« Contest. Judge Landis, by accepting the "chairmanship of professional base ball," became the final court of appeal In all matters of administration which may come up between the National and American leagues and any minor leagues which voluntarily Join In the proposed reorganization. After the offer had been made and accepted Judge Landis told Clark Griffith of the Washington club just why he was willing to undertake the task. "Grlf," he said, "I'm going to tell you just why I took this job. See those kids down there on the street? See that airplarie propeller on the wall? Well, that explains ray acceptance. "You see, thnt propeller was on the plane in which my son. Major Reed Landis, flew while overseas. Reed and I went to one of the world series games at Brooklyn. Outside tlie gate were a bunch of'iittle kids playing around. Reed turned to me and said : "Dud, wouldn't It be u shame to have the game of these little kids broken up? Wouldn't it be awful to take baseball away from them?' Well, while you gentlemen were talking to me, I looked lip ât this projieller and thought of Reed. Then I thought of his remark In Brooklyn. Orlf, we've got to keep Judge Kenesaw Mountain Landis. baseball on a high standard for the sake of the youngsters—tlmt'8 why 1 took the Job, because I wnnt to help." At first the judge refused the offer, on the ground that he "lovetl his posi tion of judge" too much to quit the bench. Finally, however, he agreed to hold both positions, but specified that his baseball salary should be decreased by $7,500—the amount he receives as Judge. It was agreed that as chairman he shonld receive $42,r>00 n year in stead of the $50,000 originally offered. SIMILAR TO OTHER REFORMS They Always Bring Out a Lot of Cranks With Queer Ideas Too Abtoird for Consideration. Baseball's "reform" wave Is just like all other cleanups in that It has brought out a number of radical pro posals \Vhich seem too absurd for seri ous consideration in spite of the fact that some of them have come from men high up In baseball's realm, writes Clmrles J. Brill in the Okla homa City Oklahomtin. "Abandon the world's seriös." Is the suggestion of I. R. Sanborn, one of Im .«.'ball's most famous critics, ascrib ing to this spgrt classic all the gam bling and other ills of which the na tional game seems possessed. -While the gambling scandal which caused this upheaval is traceable to the world's series, nevertheless tliere Is no reason to believe that crookedness would not have crept Into regular games, as, a matter of fact really did. Baseball pools, now under investiga tion. were not made on the world's scries. This suggestion seems no more sensible than would one to cut off a hand to prevent warts growing on the fingers. It seems like a fallacy simi lar to the late lamented attempt to suppress gambling by clamping down on borseracing. RACE DURING LENTEN SEASON Jefferson Fair Acaociatfon to Hold Meeting From February 9 Until March 17. Jefferson Fair association will have » spring meeting ut New Orleans from February 0. when the fair grounds 1s due to clos?, until March 17. when a ;mrse of $5.000 will be hung up in a big stake. The decision to race dur ing l.ent was reached after the Thor oughbred Horsemen's association had agreed to allow their members to race their horses as individuals during the Lenten season. Formerly they bad agreed not to let their members race during Lent. The dully purse money will he $ft.200. d ^ usViOO additional on holidays dnrin/f thè spring meeting. Tie Emty. Pacific coast folks have learned that Ty Cobb can talk well on any subject except himself. They Like Bud. Hing fans of Seattle ore strong for Bod Kidley. They like his boxing. A You must say "Bayer" Warning? Unless you see the name "Bayer" on tablets you are not getting genuine Aspirin prescribed by physicians for 21 years and proved safe by millions. Accept only an "unbroken package" of "Bayer Tablets of Aspirin," which contains proper directions for Colds, Headache; Pain, Toothache, Neuralgia, Rheumatism, Neuritis, Lumbago. Ilandy tin boxes of 12 tablet* ooat but a few cents —Larger paekagaa. Aspirin is tha trad« mark of Bayer Manufactura ot Ifonoecatlcacldastsr of SaDcy! Beneficence Well Repaid. Beneficence is a duty. He who fre quently practices It and sees his benev olent Intentions realized, at length comes really to love him to whom he has done good.— Immanuel Kant. Important to all Women Readers of this Paper Thousands upon thousands of women bave kidney or bladder trouble and never inspect it. Women's complaint* often prove to be nothing else but kidney trouble, or the result of kidney or bladder disease. If the kidneys are not in a healthy con lition,. they may canBe the other organs to become diseased. Ton may suffer pain in the back, head ache and loss of ambition. Poor health makes you nervous, irrita ble and may be despondent; it makes any one to. • But hundreds bf women claim that Dr. Kilmer's Swamp-Root, by restoring health to the kidneys, proved to be just the remedy needed to overcome such conditions. Many send for a sample bottle to see what Swamp-Root, the great kidney, liver and bladder medicine, will do for them. By enclosing ten cents to Dr. Kilmer & Co., Binghamton. N. Y., you may receive sample size bottle by Parcel Post. Tou can purchase medium and large gite bottles at all drug stores.—Adv. Dear, Dear! "Why don't you strike Kasycoin for a loan?" suggested Slopay. "I did," sighed Ilnrdup. ''But lie told ine that I had struck liiin centsless."—Cincin nati Bnqulrer. THE BEST YET. If yon have never used Vacher-Baltn, you don't know how quickly and pleas antly a cold in the head, or soreness anywhere can be relieved by this harm less remedy. Ask your druggist, or send for a free sample, to K. W. Vacher, inc., New Op leans, La. Avoid Imitations. Nothing is "Just 19 good."—Ady. Fruits of Labor. "Life lias some plums." "Yes." "But more prunes." 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I)ld you And oat what te wns?" "Yes, be was trying to give ■ llttf* money to the poor and didn't want H known."—Louisville C'onrler-Journal The Hi?h Cost of Shoes Gets Wallop "Ten cents to twenty-five cents m pair is enough profit for any maker of work shoes," says Geo. It. Hnnh, head of the Ilarsli & Chapllne Shoe Osl. of Milwaukee, makers of the famos» Lion Bnind and Steven Strong wort shoes for men and boys. "For 15 years we have been tryta« to make the best work shoes In th» country. To do this we even had ta put np our own tannery, bny the h Me» and do our owiV tanning, as we cooM. find no leather In the «pen martat good. enough to go into Lion Brud shoes. "That we have come close to rao ccss is evidenced by the sale of in m tl|un 10,000,000 pairs through t h— siuids of stores. Last year alone th« shoe buying public bought mere tbaa $6,000.000 worth. "Lion Brand Shoes are so popular we could probably go right o»' dolag business through the stores. Kol # believe there should be fewer between the producer and user," tlnued Mr. Ilarsh. "By selling direct to the wearer w» cut out the profit of the tanner, jobber an.l store keeptr, as well as the sales man's expense, and are able to sa*» the buyer of Lion Brand work .» t e e» froA one dollar to three dollar* a pair. "It took a lot of courage to chaagA our selling policy, hut we believe H mp buying public is ready for the chaag* and that our action In stepping »ver the ipJddleman 'to the user wilt be fat lowed by other large manufacturera at many other well known quality prorfk tfcts. "Our catalog No. 1 is now ready ftar distribution from factory, Hanover and Maple StreetB, Milwaukee, Wis."— Alle. Too Literal. "As I told the terrible laie, N whitened to the lips." "How foolish ! All she needed do was to powder her nose." Qranul&tad Eyelid». Sties, TnfUmed relieved overnight by Romas By* On« trial proves its merit. —Adv. Wise Observation. .Tud Tunkins says a man who trmvef* for pleasure these days has got to h» somebody who doesn't care about ex penses.