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WIIIEI TIII'S AW LL
I MAVY OBIERTS DJINEHART
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ILLUSTRATED A EPDAR BERT B SMEIT ctwI SPITC~-H aW a&.M a ,co.
1 h prigl-bhouse girl at Hope sana
tells the story. It opens with the
Sltie Patty Jennings who I. re
Ibe engaged to marry a prince.
e death of the old doctor who OWns
- Msatedrm. The estate is left to a
grandson. Dicky Carter. who
appear on a certain date and run
sanatorium successfully for two
o forfelt the inheritance. A case
mIpp delays Dick's arrival. Mr. Tho
hv eaerlag about in hopes of me
te pl for a summar h oL
S e man In hard luck. Is -
pe b Van Alstyne. Dick's broth
Sto ,peeeonate the missing heir
i ha eL rge of the sanatorium until
arriv. Dick, who has eloped
Syounger sister. Dorothy. ar
the couple go Into hiding in
house. Fearing to face
Sather. Who Is at the sanator
arranges with Pierce to con
the management of the property.
lemmers. leading lady of Pierce's
theatrical company arrives.
S MDikey for brea:b of prom me.
B under the incognito of Oskar
RO C~a arricves at the sanatorium.
charatr man with Pierre's show
* M. D.. takes the place of
hyslldan.' Pierce. who s
laterested in Patty. shows a
dislike for Inwald. Dick becomes
over the Independent manner in
Pires is running the sanatortum.
'alinmers discovers that the Dick
s e Is seeking is the owner of the
Dick. In attemptlng to steal
letters from Mirs Summers.
lah the wrong room and gets the
stre. Mfpm Summers' dog has
fro overeating. The patients
it Ias been poisoned by the doped
water. In a panic they go to
e atert a row. He tells them
-rut about themselves and they
tons to leave. A snow
s ampe the patients to return.
M oet a course of rational and
Sand all agree to give it a
hshk i It like ducks to water.
Et earne, that they didn't kick
u g their own beds and hav
discipline generally. They
a lot. but when after three
,ut by with the railroad running
Sschedule as it ever does
m all still there. and Mr. Jen
bad IImped out and spent a fl
a the wood pile with his guty
1 aI nlsea. I saw It was a sue
a have been glad. I was,
whin Mrs. Dicky found they
ai stdig. and that she might
n see to the shelterhouse the
Sthe wnter, there was an awful
I st glad, too, every time I
.ie Mr. Thoburn's gloomy ftas
the rm he said when his
went up Nor the military walk.
a thingU o alln was the way
%--- to look up to Mr. Piere.
r stritt; if he made a rle,
ab eave. (As they knew
M. Medy retsed to take the
wl'a was presented wi,
eds a aioed schedule within
as had to take the military
Dear Barnes that afts
) Tey had to respect a
emuM Is all the thtings i the
that they couldn't, ad
Sseem a ter or attee-mile
~egh the snow and take a
ende an a swim to rest him
ws - Menday that we really et
amItod, and da Monday Lafts
eam mers eme out to the
is a towering rage.
Mr. Piere?" she de
.Mm m eau o bhe Lst here." I
W unatil I see himl" she an
"Do yu hknow that I am down
aeHhboard for the uilitary
tmned and glared at me. "Why
a repeated. "Why, the au
f tie wreteh! He brlngs me
eie S. eantry in winter to play
Maeeoias play, strands me, and
i t mea to walk twenty miles
a emile over it!" 8he came
St me sad shook my arm. "Not
t," she said. "but he has cut
' elgarettee and put Arabella
; biseultt-Arabell. who can
Miet a ehicken wing."
i there's omething to be
let," I mid "He didn't put
Se dug biseultt"
S hed then, with one of her
es of humor.
the wart of It is," she said, In a
whisper, "I'll do it I feel
I g tIf the truth were ,known
s e older than he is, but-I'm
t him, Minnie. Uttle Judy i
Sto erawl around and speak for
sebr ora kind word. Oh, I'm not
bye with him, but he's got the
ha Sa what he means and do
to the door and looked
sr the wood-pile." she
bah. "And I've promsed to
twe chel of my heel."
I s1, they took to It like doucks
two of them, vo In'
Snd Thoblr. Mr. von inwald
e. I hardlyut know why,. but I
S s because Mr. Jenatnins still
4 eanthing Sfnal about set
ed with the newspapers
i every day it wasn't very
Neat to bim, Mr. Tho.
ag S. unbappiest mortal I have
hseir am esm oat that attor
- t wlehe me while I elsed*
He had a pakage in his
'e sat qa the rasing of the
e lahed at me
ett warmir nouh dressed
aim oW ags" he remarked
that gray rabbta' far, or
M t" I
ae my ehaLchillase " I said,
their bee. Ciehillas are n
as bab les ad not near so a
_ henda "Is at hl
SI a rltb w I
A.I.ub nks hen a
you two dollars you haven't got on
"I never bet," I retorted, and went
on folding up the steamer rugs.
"I'd like to help," he said, "but
you're so darned capable, Miss Min
"You might see if you can get the
slot-machine empty," I said. "It's full I
of water. It wouldn't work and Mr. 1
Moody thought it was frozen. He's
been carrying out boiling water all
afternoon. If it stays in there and
i freezes the thing will explode."
He wasn't listening. He'd been fuss
Ing with his package and now he
opened it and handed it to me, in the
"It's a sweater," he said, not looking
at me. "I bought it for myself and it
was too small- Confound it, Minnie, I
I wish I could lie! I bought them for
you! There's the whole business
sweater, cap, leggings and mittens. Go
on! Throw them at me!"
But I didn't. I looked at them, all
white and soft, and it came over me
suddenly how kind people had been
lately, and how much I'd been getting
-the old doctor's waistcoat buttons
and Miss Pat's furs, and now this! I
Ijust burled my face in them and cried
Doctor Barnes stood by and said
nothing. Some men wouldn't have un
derstood, but he did. After a minute
or so he came over and pulled the
sweater out from the bundle.
"I'm glad you like 'em," he said.
"bet as I bought them at Hubbard's.
in Pinleyville, and as the old liar guar
anteed they wouldn't shrink, we'd bet
ter not cry on 'em."
Well, I put them on and I was
warmer and happier than I had been
for some time. But that night when
I went out to the shelter-house with
the supper basket I found both the
honeymooners in a wild state of excite
ment They said that about five
o'clock Thoburn had gone out to the
shelterhouse and walked all around it.
ainally he had stopped at one of the
windows of the other room, had
worked at it with his penknife and got
it open, and crawled through. T8ey
sat paralysed with tright, and heard I
him moving around the other room.
and he even tried their door. But it
had been loked.
By Friday of that week y would I
hardly have known say of them. The
fat one were thinner and the thin t
ones fatter, and Miss Julia summers ,
could pt her whole hand inaide her
And they were pleasant. They'd sit
down to a supper of ham and eggs t
and apple ucae, and yell for more.
They tssed some still habout sleepu
eng with the windows open, especially 1
the hbMa8d aded 16.
Mr. von Inwald was htil there, and
not troubling himself to be agreeable
to any but the Jentnas family. He
and Mr. Pierce carefuily avoided each
other, but I knew well enough that only d
policy kept them apart. Both of them, o
you see, were workingl for something.
Miss Cobb came to the springhouss
early Friday morning, and from the
way she came in and shut the door I
knew she had something on her mind. t
She walked over to where I was ol
ishing the brass railing around the
spring-it had been the habit of years,
and not easy to break-and stood look.
Iang at me and breathing hard. e
"Minnie," she exclaimed, "I have
found the thief!"
"Lord have mercy!" I said, and
dropped the brass polish.
"I have found the thtefI" she repeat. t
ed firmly. "Minne, aour sins always t
fnd us out." -
"I gumea they do," I said shakily,
and sat down oen the steps to the
spring. "Oh, Miss Cobb, if only he t
would use a little bit of sense!"
"Het" she said. "He nothing! It's
that Summers woman rm talkltng
about. Minnie. I knew that woman
"I Never et," I Retrted.
wasn't what she ought to be the mim- t
ute I set eyes on her."
"The Summers womant" I repeated.
Miss Cobb leased over the railig
and shook a fngw rin my taoe.
"The Summers woman," she eaid.
"One of the chambermaids foeud my
-mY protectors hanitng in the ers I
ture's closetl" t
I coeldnt speak. There had been s
so much happealng that I'd clesan for
gotten Miss Cobb and her woolen a
tihts. And now to have them come a
back like this sad hang themsolves
around my neck, so to speak-It was t
"Pe-pemhaps theyro here" I sld
weaklyrr after a minute.
"Sta and nosemseI" declared Miss
CobH. "Do't you tink I knaew my
own, with IL C. i white eaettn en the a
bud., ad my own darning in the hane
where I taliped th et Ad more o
tha tha Miable, where these tights C
as, ar lemy es moI'
I lmned at the pist w, he
• . i an - a., t s ei. -
with the letters?" I asked, with my
teeth fairly hitting together. Miss
t Cobb pushed her forefinger into my
t "To blackmail me," she said, in a
tragic voice, "or perhaps to publish.
I've often thought of that myself
they're so beautiful. Letters from a
1 life insurance agent to his lady-love
SInteresting, you know, and alliterative.
As for that woman-!"
"What woman!" said Miss Sum
I mere' voice from behind us. We
jumped and turned. "I always save
myself trouble, so if by any chance
you are discussing me--"
D "As it happens," Miss Cobb said
glancing at her, "I was discussing
t "Fine!" said Miss Julia. "I love to
talk about myself."
"I doubt if it's an edifying subject."
Miss Cobb snapped.
Miss Julia looked at her and smiled.
"Perhaps not," she said, "but inter
I esting. Don't put yourself out to be
friendly to me, Miss Cobb, if you don't
I feel like it."
C "Are you going to return my let
I ters?" Miss Cobb demanded.
"My letters-that you took out of my
"Look here," Miss Julia said, still
in a good humor, "don't you suppose
I've got letters of my own, without
bothering with another woman's?"
"Perhaps," Miss Cobb replied in trl
umph, "perhaps you will say that you
don't know anything of my-of my
black woolen protectors?"
"Never heard of them!" said Miss
Summers. "What are they?" And
then she caught my eye, and I guess
I looked stricken. "Oh!" she said.
"Miss Cobb was robbed the other
night," I explained, as quietly as I
could. "Somebody went into her room
and took a bundle of letters."
"Letters!" Miss Summers straight
ened and looked at me.
"And my woolen tights," said Miss
Cobb indignantly. "And I'll tell you
this, Miss Summers, your dog got
in my room that night, and while I
have no suspicions, the chambermaid
found my-er-missing garment this
morning in your closetl"
"I don't believe," Miss Julia 'said.
looklng hard at me. "that Arabella
would steal anything so----gro.
tesque! Do you mean to say," she
added slowly, "that nothing was taken
from that room but the--linerie and
a bundle of letters "
"Dxactly," said Miss Cobb, "and I'd
thank you for the letters."
"The letters!" Miss Julia retorted.
"I've never been In your room. I
haven't got the letters. I've never
seen them." Then a light dawned in
her face. I-oh, it's the funniest
And with that she threw her head
back and laughed untli the tears rolled
down her eheeks and she held her
"Screaming!" she gasped. "It's
screaming! But, oh, Minnie, to have
seen your facel"
Miss Cobb swept to the door and
turned in a fury.
"I do not think it is funny," she
stormed, "and I shall report to Mr.
Carter at once what I have discov
She banged out. and Miss Julia put
her head on a card table and writhed
with Joy. "To have seen your face,
Mhnnie" she panted, wiping her eyes.
"To have thought you had Dick Car
ter's letters, that I keep rolled in as
bestos, and then to have opened them
and found they were to Miss Cobb!"
"Be as happy as you like," I snapped,
"but yon are rkin up the wrong
tree. I don't how anything about
any letters and as far as that goes,
do you think I've lived hee fourteen
years to get into the wrong room at
night? If I'd wanted to get into your
room, Id have found your room, not
he at up and pulled her hat
straight, looking me right in the ey
"It you'll recall," she said, "I came
into the spriagnhouse, and Arabella
pulled that-garment of Miss Cobb's
of a table. It was early-nobody was
oat yet. You were daloe, Minnie, or
no,." she said suddenly, "you were not
alone. Minanie, who was in the pan
"What has that to do with it?" I
managed, with my feet as cold as
8he got up and buttoned her sweat
"Don't trouble to lie," she said. "I
can see through a stone wall as well
as most people. Whoever got thoe
letters thought they were steallng
mine, and there are only two people
who would try to steal my letters;
one is Dick Carter, and the other is
his brothekrn-law. It wasn't 8am in
the peatry--he eame in Just after with
hsle little santp of a wife"
"Well?" I managed.
But she was smiling agala, t aso
"I mlght have known it!" she said.
"What a fool I've been. Miaile and
bow clever yaou are under that red
thatch of yours! Dicky esanoIt appear
as long as I am here, and Pierce takes
his place, and I help to keep the seoet
and to play the game! Well. I can ap
preciate a Joke e myelf as well as
most popl4e, bt-Min-a Mtinnie,
think of that gulty wretch of a Dicky
Carter shakng in the pantryl"
"I don't know what you are talking
about." I said, but she only wiaked and
went to the door,
"Don't takle It too much to heart,"
she advised. "Too much loyalty is a
vie*, not a virtue And another piece
of advice, Minnie-when I Sand Dlicky
Carter, stand from under;: somethin
The bad shades iueaes the
ame st .kq nthe
y selected their words from one of Hor
s ace Fletcher's books, and as Mr. Pierce
y wasn't either over or underweight.
they asked him to be referee.
I Oh. they were crazy about him by
that time. It was "Mr. Carter" here
and "dear Mr. Carter" there, with the
women knitting him neckties and the
- men coming up to be bullied and ask
ing for more. And he kept the upper
hand, too, once he got it.
But if Mr. Pierce was making a hit
a with the guests, he wasn't so popular
with the Van Alstynes or the Carters.
a The night the cigar stand was closed
Mr. Sam came to me and leaned over
"Put the key in a drawer," he said.
"I can slip down here after the lights
are out and get a smoke."
"Can't do it, Mr. Van Alstyne," I
said. "Got positive orders."
"That doesn't include me." He was
still perfectly good-humored.
"Sorry." I said. "Have to have a
written order from Mr. Pierce."
t He put a silver dollar on the desk
between us and looked at me over it.
"Will that open the case?" he asked.
But I shook my head.
"Well, I'll be hanged! What the
devil sort of order did he give you ?"
"He said." I repeated, "that I'd be
I coazed and probably bribed to open
"If the Sight of Married Happiness
Upsets You, Go Away."
the cigar case, and that you'd probl
ably be the frst one to do it, but I
was to stiek Arm; you've been smok
I nag too much, and your nrves are go
"Insolent young puppy!" he ex.
claimed angrily, and stamped away.
So that I was not surprised when
on that night, rriday, I was told to
be at the shelter-lhose at ten o'clock
for a protest meeting. Mrs. Sam told
"Something has to be done," she
said. "I don't intend to stand much
more. Nobody has the right to say
when I shall sat or what. If I want to
eat fried shoe leather, that's my at
We met at ten o'clock at the shelter
house, everybody having gone to bed
-Miss Patty, the Van tlstynes and
myself. The Dickys were on good
terms again, for a wonder, and when
we went in they were in front of the
fire, she on a box and he at her feet,
with his head buried in her lap. He
didn't even look up when we entered.
"they're here, Dicky," she said.
"All right!" he answered in a smoth.
ered voice. "How many of 'em?"
"Pour," she said, and kissed the tip
of his ear.
"For goodness sake, Dick!" Mrs.
Sam snapped in a disgusted tone,
"stop that spooning and get us some
thing to sit on."
"Help yourself," he replied, still
from his wife's lap, "and don't be
jealous, sis. If the sight of married
happiness upsets you, go away. Go
Mr. Sam came over and Jerked him
into a sittlng position. "Either you'll
sit up and take part in this discus.
lsion," he said angrily, "or you'll go
out in the snow until it's over."
Mr. Dick leaned over and kissed his
t "A cruel fate is separating us," he
explained, "but try to endure It until
I return. Ill be on the other side of
I the freplace"
B Miss Patty came to the fire and
stood warming her hands. I saw her
sister watching her.
"What's wrong with you, Pat?" she
I asked. "Oskar not behavins?"
I "I'm tired to death, but I don't sleep."
Miss Patty said. "I-I don't know
S"I do," her sister said. "If you
ween't so haughty, Pat, and would
Ijlust own up that you're sick of your
S"Dollyl" Miss Patty got red and
"Oh, all right," Mrs. Dicky said, and
sahrnuted her sholders, "Only, I hate
to see you make ans Idiot of yourself,
.when I'm so happy."
I Mr. Dick made a move at that to go
I acres the freplace to her, but Mr.
Bam pushed him back where be was.
S"You stay righp there," he said.
S"Hers's Pierce now."
He came nla smiling, and as he stood
inside the door, brushinl the snow of,
it was queer to see bow his eyes went
around the circle until he'd found Miss
Patty and stopped at her.
SNobody answeed his smile, and be
I came over to the fire beside Miss
"Great night!" he said, looking down
at her. "There's something invigorat
ing tin just breathing that wind."
"Do you think so?" Mrs. Sam said
disasreeably. "Of course, we have't
all got your shoelders."
"That's s," he answered, turnlg to
Iher. "I saM yeu women dhM mt
'mm n.hr~. W'a d lbevs-b
"You forget one thing." Mr. Dick put
in disagreeably. "and that is that this
meeting concerns me, and I cannot
very well go to your sitting room."
"Fact," said Mt. Pierce. "I'd forg6t
ten about you for the moment."
"You generally do." Mr. Dick retort
ed. "If you want the truth. Pierce, I'm
about tired of your high-handed meth
Mr. Pierce set his jaw and looked
down at him.
"Why? I've saved the place, haven't
I? Why, look here." he said, and pulled
out a couple of letters, "these are the
first fruits of those that weep-in
other words, per aspera ad astra! Two
new guests coming the last of the
'week-want to be put in training!"
Well, that was an argument nobody
could find fault with, but their griev
ance was about themselves and they
couldn't forgive him. They turned on
him in the most heartless way-even
Miss Patty-and demanded that he
give them special privileges-break
fast when they wanted it, and Mr.
Sam the key to the bar. And he stood
firm, as he had that day in the lobby,.
and let the storm beat around him,
looking mostly at Miss Patty. It was
more than I could bear.
"Shame on all of you!" I said. "He's
done what he promised he'd do, and
more. If he did what he ought, he'd
leave this minute, and let you find out
for yourself what it is to drive thirty
odd different stomachs and the same
number of bad dispositions in one di
"You are perfectly right, Minnie,"
Miss Patty said. "We're beastly, all
of us, and I'm sorry." She went over
and held out her hand to him. "You've
done the impossible," she told him.
"Your approval means more than
anything," he said, holding her hand.
Mrs. Dick sat up and opened her eyes
"Speaking of Oskar," she began, and
then stopped, staring past her sister,
toward the door.
We all turned, and theoe, blinkinl
in the light, was Miss Summers.
"Well!" she said, and stood staring.
Then she smiled-I guess our faces
"May I come in?" she asked, and
without waiting she came in and
closed the door. "You do look cosy!"
she said, and shook herself free of
Mr. Dick had turned whites. He got
up with his eyes on her, and twice he
opened his mouth and couldn't speak.
He backed, still watchin her, to his
wife, and stood in front of her, as if to
Mr. Sam got his voice Brat.
"B-bed night for a walk." he said.
"Prightful!" she said. "rye been
buried to my knees. May I sit down?"
To those of us who knew, her easy
manner had something horrible tn it.
"Sorry there are no chairs, Julia,"
Mr. Pierce said. "Sit on the cot, wo't
"Who is it?" Mrs. Dick asked from,
as you may may, her eclipse. She anad
Mies Summers were the only cala
ones in the room.
"I-I don't know," Mr. Dick stam
mered, but the next moment Miss
Julia, from the cot, looked across at
him and grlnned.
"Well, Dicky!" she said. "Who'd
have thought it!"
"You said you didn't know her!" his
wife said from behind him.
"Who'd have thought wha-what?"
he asked with bravado.
"All this!" Miss Julia waved her
hand around the room, with its bare
walls, and blankets over the windows
to keep the light in and the cold out,
and the circle of us sittint around on
sand boxes from the links and lawn
rollers. "To find you here, all snug in
your own home with aour houshold
- --- I
FACT STRANGER THAN FICTION
After This, Novelists Need Not Be
Accused of Unduly Stretching
Novelists accused of overwroking
the long arm of coincidence might
keep for reference the following
strange piece of fact. The bark Nomia
was posted as mtissing on December
17 last. She sailed from Newcastle
with a cargo of coal (or Chile on July
10, and sank in midocean when six
days on:. At least, so it appears from
the only scrap of evidence available-
a small, ragged bit of paper torn from
a German log book, on which was
written, "Monday, 1, , 16 7. 191-Noma
is sinking fat by hurricane in 42 .
160 E. Gott save us all and every
body." This pnesage, inclosed in a
bottle, was picked up recently on the
beach between Mangonal Bluf sad
Scotts Point, New Zealand. But was
the manuscript enuins? Here the ex
tensive limb above mentioned got in
Its good work. The message was given
to German Consul Carl Seegeer of
Auckland, who had known a Captain
Nimme, formerly of the bark Germs
nala. The Nomla's skipper was also
named Nimme. Searching among his
papers, Consul Seegner unearthed a
letter written by the Germuala's
Nlmme, and on comparing thd litter
with the mesage trom the se he
ftmud the writlage identcal BHee was
eldeMese eo g1 th the .urmmani
Mll imaes w r ls the amsL·l --
gods and a wife." Nobody could think
of anything to say. "That is," she went
on, "I believe there is a wife. Good
heavens, Dicky, it Isn't Minnie?"
He stepped aside at that, disclosing
Mrs. Dick on her box, with her child
ish eyes wide open.
"There-there is a wife, Julia," he
said. "This is her-she."
Well, she'd come out to make mis
chief-it was written all over her
when she came in the door, but when
Mr. Dick presented his wife, fright
ened as he was and still proud of her,
and Mrs. Dick smiled in her pretty
way, Miss Summers just walked
across and looked down at her with a
queer look on her face. I shut my
eyes and waited for the crash, but
nothing came, and when I opened
them again there were the two women
holding hands and Miss Summers smil
ing a sort of crooked grin at Mr. Dick.
"I ought to be very angry with your
husband," she said. "I-well, I never
expected him to marry, without my
being among those present. But since
he has done it-! Dick, you wretched
boy, you took advantage of my being
laid up with the mumps!"
"Mumps!" Mrs. Dick said. "Why,
he has just had them himself!" She
looked around the circle suspiciously,
and every one of us looked as guilty
as if he had been caught with the
mumps concealed around him some
"I didn't have real mumps," Mr.
Dick explained. "It was only---w
"You said it was mumps, and even
now you hate pickles!"
Mr. Plerde had edged over to Miss
Summers and patted her shoulder.
"Be a good sport, Julia," he whis
She threw of his hand.
"rm being an idiot!" she said an
grily. "Dick's an ass, and he's treated
me like a villain, but look at that
baby! It will be twenty years before
she has to worry about her weight."
"I think we'd better be going." Miss
Patty got up and gathered up her
cloak. But if she meant to break up
the party Miss Summers was not
"If you don't mind," she said, "I'll
stay. rm frozen, and Ive got to go
home and sleep with my window up.
You're lucky," she went on to the
Dickys. "I dare say the air in here
would scare us under a microscope,
but at least it 'is warm."
The Van Alstynes made a move to
go, but Mr. Dicky frantically gestured
to them not to leave him alone, anad
Mrs. Sam sat down again sulkily. Mr.
Pierce picked up his cap.
"Fll take you back," he said to Miss
Patty, and his face was airly glowing.
But Miss Patty slipped her are
"Come, Minnie, Mr. Pierce is going
to teke us," she said.
"I'd-Id rather go alone," I sail.
"rm not ready. rye got to gather
up these dishes," I objected. Out of
the corner of my eye I could se the
glow dying out of Mr. Pierce's tfaee.
But Miss Patty took my arm and led
me to the door.
"Lot them gather up their own dish
es," she said. "Dolly, you ought to be
ashamed to lot Minnie slave for you
the way she does. Good night, ever
(TO BE CONTINUED.)
Net Mush Light.
Secretary Bryan, at a lucheon tin
Washington, said of a man who,
through modesty, had declined an im
portent and useful office: "So he wants
to hide his light under a bushel, eh?
Then perhaps the country is just as
well of without his services." The
secretary smiled and added: "When
a man talks of hiding his light under a
bushel. I usually think that a thimble
would answer the purpoe just as
Seelng that Consul eegner was the
only man in New Zealand-perhaps in
Australiasla-likely to be able to settle
the question, the arm which piloted
that wandering bottle right to his door
had, as before mentioned, a useful
hand at the end of it.
Virtue In the Lawn Mower.
* So many little Jests are east at the
lawn mower and the man who propels
it that our eyes may become blinded
to its very real virtues. These vlr.
tues do not lie so much in the primly
clipped lawns, which, of course, are
very nice and attractive, but in the e-t
feet a lawn mower has on its condu
tor, the man who runs t. A good lawn
mower and a generous gift of bl-w
grass will do more for a man than a
trip to the hills or the sea. They will
harden his muscles, enlarge his lungs,
reduce his fat and mellow his temper,
Blessed Is the lawn mower.-S-lou
Now German Industry.
Germany has now 26 establishments
engaged In the production of dry yeast
It keeps indelntely and is a autrltioe
food not only for cattle, but also to
human beings, after the removal (t
the unpleasantly bitter hop resin tht
It contotas. The industry has deb t
oped within the last three years, hI t
tolore the thousand of tons of yea.st
produced annualy by the Oewa"
ewrs being almost without valua..
nsalet ~ e meua amet used by
• wesles ~memslhusa to m ea
LIVES FOR RED TAPE
Near Death oi Pier. After Gaug
ing Oil Tank. When Tug
Breaks Up Ice.
Chicago-In \W'lashirgtoen some one
with an official title anid an ,e to d.
tails is anxious to learn just how
much oil re'malns in tihe tank beside
the lighthouse at the end of the SotI
Chicago government pier, a mile ad
a half out in Lake Michigna. T
find out for him, (' J. Graan and J. I
Robinson, keepers of the light, rbked
-and almost lost--their lives g
The lighthouse keepers had bees
contemplating the trip for severln
days. They met as usual at the lai
shore early in the morning and d.
"She's Breaking Up the lee getis.
Us and the Shore."
cided the ice offered secure feet"
all the way to the end of the pier.
It was a couple of hours later whe
they reached the light, for they hW
to plow along against the wind ad
skirt dangerous looking places.
Graan was gauging the eonteas 4t
the tank when a shout from RPe4 I
took his attention from his task.
"Look at her! She's bresaklg
the ice between us and shore!" nsi
Robinson, pointing to a tug whieh we
battering her way through the he
The llghtkeepers shouted a 1w1
tlag, but none on the tug heard fat
The tug steamed north afer $
while, but an "Ice shove" had han
Itarted and a wide ribbon of eg
water lay between the lighthaI
and the land.
Cakes of lee were swept uerage
end of the pier by a rislag as l
Graan and Robinson retreated i n0
top of the oil tank. There the M
ed a signal fire and waited foer
ness to falL Again the tug IL
but none on board saw the me
It was not until about 6 o'dlsek 4
the are attracted attentieon lSA
Word was carried to Captai Chnuf
Miller. South Chicago manager MlS
towing company, who pubsow ton
craft responsible for the IghtbtMlf
plight and resaeued them.
TRAIN BREAKS WAY IN 1 .&
And Famished Der Feolim SIll i
by Alfalfa, They EM Out o
Puoeblo. Colo.-Bflly Whales,
ductor on the little braek ndel
that connects Weetclife, the Wi
Mountaln valley and the mia sse :
ver Cuf and Querlda with the tot I
the world, Jotilng the a 'I "
GOrande track at Texas Creek, b M
with a truly "worst storm la d
Billy's road runs along the ~W "
de Chisto range.
The record-breaking snow eamed
Colorado and buried Billy's rsed a
deep that It couldn't be toesId hr I
"The first train down to TernOt
after the storm," said Billy, wh e
in Pueblo a few days ago, "hbd
erally to feel Its way through
snow. As we came down and agM
up a way, the antelope, deer and 0M
wild animals, snowbound far dae.S
gan to creep down the track and fe
low the train.
"We tossed out wisps of alalib.
the bhalftarved animals ate It *s
ly. As the train proceeded the 15.
of deer and antelope inereasedd
every mile, and their hunger
them bolder, until finally some dI
big bucks came right up to the I,
form of the caboose and grabbed
hay out of our hands.
"We coaxed them along teedi0
hay sparingly, and In this way led'
the station a herd of more t, I
deer and antelope"
PASSES 42 YEARS IN P.'I
Ex-Convict Is Again Sent tI
for New Theft In
Jane' "ls. rty-tw
prise, various crli5 .
mitt,. t states did na
to u'. . Conlln, aged it
an t. . . Heha belgesa
es:',' at Wauupn a threo
aking into the heel
.field imposed the J
, :e on Conlln, who ise
te crime to get SodL
o hours after he id 0
reacher's house, whe
,ats, he gave hinl55I I
S probably be my lt
id Conlln. as he left Y
, Sheriff Whipple for
'.'son is home to 0. .
S. s xpect to live throubh
meo. itencens. It's re T -
thi , me alt er" .