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The Last Shot
FREDERICK PALMER 13sre al Cho" Sc7m3sh Sa (Caeosi l .IeS.r Chub a CHAPTER XXII-ContinUed. In "I think we have practically agreed vo that the two individuals who were tin- ra valuable to our cause were Partow and miss Galland," Isastron remarked ten- pr tatiely. He waited for a reply. It m was apparent that be was laying a l0 foundation before e went any fur- li ther. e "Certainly!" said the vicechief. Y' "And you!" put In another ocar. which brought a chorus of assent. "No, not I-omly these two!" Ian stron replied. "r, I. too, If you pr fer. It little mmatters. The thing is that I am aunder a promisea to oth. a wtehk I ahal respect. He organised t lablred for the same purpose that t she played the spy. Whea *e se t s the troops forward in a eounterattack S id pursult to clear our soi of the Grays; when I stopped them at the f utleboth were acording to Paup C t's plan. He had a plan and a n dream, this wederful old man who made us all seem primary pupils in the art o war" b Caold It be that terrible Partow, a Sstroke at whose pencil had made the Gaand house an Inferno? Mairt , mised as lanstro read his mee , --he mmessage out of the real bhsn of theman, throbbing with the pwer e his great brain. His plan was to hold the Grays to stalemate: to emes them to desist after they had tsttsred their battallous to ply r _ gast the Brown fortlfltlats. HIs *eds was the thlin that bad ip iaaed-that an opportunity would lse to pursue a broken machine In ao stroke of the odensive. e'I ald want to be hero or ar S-ople for ealy one aim, to be able to stop our army at the tratier," he ..! wrlttea. "Thea they might drive Sforth heanped with obloquy, Ithey Sbese. I sheuld like to see the Grays 4mselaised, beaten, ready to see for esu the better to prove my point1 we should ask ily for what is Sand that our streagth was only a e purpose of heblding what is ti m we should lay up no leg i te treveang their hearts. They aver have easee to attack risatie would have ad i tur n eatinued to read to the lshii r is the future.a The Sa P.'., written after the i bhagus, r Iae evealag ao the .it bad one rem s ea as wi wasternesg to the 1o t e mptuse of her, aw S l top heLre n is that drea.", wlpe bes, $o mbenve tha the O . s em i o wl cme. my eleagses amiss Gallaad, `gsa t pease has turned proe ate ins b ia,-- Mimin a - ie io i n well this sie of W0s 5 ad ea my sold bebe atia Me ' wel w l w os e had " M tas with h seheoL The w 1an Ity eapeemde my W" aS -my Gnis seda to lu at tMah tr - e. lie a twing M Itrrey Sq SM heyr. r yesa de reach btaarait at a brokes army, ipuI eat we a IJth with ao r·"` `w lher -Mes thea yoa a leess that Will last yon or s lthe fll G the Oray range S o net thiak a badly as that o 4*t may . esat me .." 1 1" d. nty t at "W,, aco enmu , 4s.e- . sh epramg to his, ide adis a s e 4 her emuttataes with reateacs ever the was am wMeape hMm s ramor-w. . emtiael I u h had b een ha i wNip i ed werhed s 0 e5Mis seSoiede, while she with wt and ageless. r him wit gratuiie and -h la Sim. bae se es * o apV et myasmeatet i lace at wdee hr a tsants; ad m yat wia Fartow." Leamtrem hs agey r till have numbers b enga Ri s therj, aw, who j lpw% pses my owa appeal to the -: i Se sienesa; I shall kp g 'eat ovur the army to adenee, by U a seU r a .taR-my work W 6ter m *hs aids and valet baseleeiir wa ay stresse, sense a- am was haiarteor te +nas **UhetIs ia army buildain, whtw. Srseaa had bees assigm*d to agetal datih, back of the Gray reane j s teir amrer chief eatsred a room toll ise ser qf maps aae packl g. 5mas Se s earea ersm ee rem their --a satand atesla la tla mtoe t, oi riepeet to a sel-marshalk ~ Ihess weas no weo atrweetn (' i a d isace** basebr Treaa ; ageLIpregagneed, hss thin e ba IMs. mie pchLeed, but other '"Wq have a m a aew I aith Dc In their stares and grasping at a straw. t "Only a panic, as I said. If-" his "e voice rising hoarsely and catching in ha rage. "We have a new government. a new m premier!" Turcas repeated, with fim, st methodical politeness. Westerling g, looking from one fact to another with filmy eyes, lowered them before Boa- 4 chard. "There's a room ready for o Your Excellency upstairs," Turcas con- A tinued. "The orderly will show you vi the way." ta Now Westerling grasped the fact el that he was no longer chief of staff. T He drew himself up in a desperate of attempt at dignity; the staff saluted b1 again, and, uncertainly, he followed o the orderly, with the aide and valet tr still in loyal attendance. n Two figures were in the doorway: t a heavy-set market woman with a T fringe of down on her lip and a cadav- i erous, tidily dressed old man, who L might have been a superannuated t, schoolmaster, with a bronze cross won ic in the war of forty years ago on his breast and his eyes burning with the na youthful fire of Grandfather Fraginl's. h "They got the premier in the capi- A tal. We've come for Westerling! We want to know what he did with our sons! We want to know why he was 01 beaten!" cried the market woman. "Yes," said the veteran. "We want him to explain his lies. Why did he keep the truth from us? We were ready to fight, but not to be treated tl like babies. This is the twentieth e century!" "We want Westerling! Tell Wee terling to come out!" rose impatient b shouts behind the two figures in the doorway. "You are sure that he has one?" whispered Turcas to Westerling's aide. "Yes," was the choking answer- "yes. It is better than that"-with a glance toward the mob. "I left my own on the table." s "We can't save him! We shall have a to let them-" a Turcas's voice eras drowned by a v great roar of cries, with no word ex- a cept "Westerling" distinguishable, a that pierced every crack of the hoase. A wave of movement starting from the rear drove the veteran and the c market woman and a dozen others a through the doorway toward' the I I s I a i 16 i d I "We've Come fr Westerla" id stairs. Thean the sound of a shot was It heard verhed. iS ""The man you seek s dead!" said a T reas, stepping ino hot of the crowd. 1 his features unrelenting in authority. W. "Noew, go ack to your work and leve S s to oeas." Id "I understand. air." said the vetera N "We'v, no argument with you." s "Yea!" ageed the market woman. SI "*at if yu ever leav this rage alive IS wehll have one. bo estay!" 1 leekiag at the broe ereeas en the 1I tetera's bd e esal, the sta slte:d; alr teorm though itwere h a g on 4 rage, wherever it went was etitled by eastom to th aute o eners and mu "*geant arms" by sentries. After Lanstrnm' -asuacement to b t he o tae et s LhdAs not to Sers et e reoter, thee was a n st e ss movement is the chairs arud e a taI e ad the ime se most of tie of s verw them witth whch a Spractlcal man rummies a Utopian pra • a-s. The vloie i was drnammiDg y ae the table edae mad looing steadily ~ ot a plat inrnt ohis faigers. Ifl laastron remiged ha became ebleL "Partow might hae this dream It, brp ha wea, .t would he pow?" d asbed the v~einel. "Noat He would he go ean" to world will idlce the *sggestion; eur . people will overrwhela a writh their a age . The Orys wll take eit oran e- igna of weakness." ir "Not if we pat the sitatin rightly U- to them," aaw red latme. "Not l's i we go to them as harve adverary ng to brave adversary, in a fair spirit." , 'We an-we shll take te he age!" a. the keehi went as in a burst of e rigid conviction when he asw tha eI me Nwas with hm. "Nothntg an Slop this army new!" He strech the table ede with his fst, his shoulders a "Pjease-ease, doa't!" mPtaLred Marts saotly, "It sounds so like W. het remived a sharp pinprick, me abmi 't dauehsmelen-ty relaedt e U. gan he * fresh star of a certain peln4 E .1 a tbe to. Lrema. lee, m rumt ak aygg es a the wear to the premier. to the nation, to every Is regiment of the Browns., to the Grays. throe to the world. He set forth why the goodm Browns, after tasting the courage of raise the Grays. should realize that they land could not take their range. Partow will had not taught him to put himself in his s other men's places in vain. The boy amot who had kept up his friendship with the a engine drivers after he was an officer air, know how to sink the plummet into desti human emotions. He reminded the Euar Brown soldiers that there had been a tOte providential answer to the call of behic "God with us!" he reminded the po- ate. pie of the lives that would be lost to of tl no end but to engender hatred; he ris degged the army and the people not * to break faith with that principle of loot l "Not for theirs, but for ours," which hum n had been their strength. our "I should like you all to sign It-to "C 1w make it simply the old form of 'the "a m, staff has the honor to report.' " he said Stfinally. h There was a hush as he finished- a the hush of a deep impression when one man waits for another to speak. I- All were looking at him except the DU vice-chief, who was still staring at the table as if he had heard nothing. Yet at every word was etched on his mind. R. The man whose nakfe was the symbol de of victory to the soldiers, who would be more than ever a hero as the news lof his charge with the African Braves traveled along the lines, would go on record to his soldiers as saying that Y: they could not take the Gray range. a This was a handicap that the vice iv- chief did not care to accept; and he ho knew how to turn a phrase as well a. to make a soldierly decision. He on looked up smilingly to Marta. tie "I have decided that I had rathel he not be a Westerling, Miss Galland"' he said. "Well make it unanimous. And you," he burst out to Lanstron--' "you legatee of old Partow: I've al ways said that he was the biggest man of our time. He has proved it by catching the spirit of our time and in he carnating it." Vaguely, in the whirl of her joy, Marts heard the chorus of assent as I the officers sprang to their feet in the elation of being at one with their chief again. Lanstron caught her arm. feasr Sintag that she was going to fall, but a burning question rose in her mind to steady her. "Then my shame-my sending min to slaughter-my sacrifice was not in vain!" she exclaimed. r-- 5 6 0 S 6 mis my The sea of people packed in the sist great square of the Brown capital tve made a roar like the thunder of waves tr against a breakwater at sight of a ""w ra white spot on a background of gray pro ex- stone, which was the head of an emi- bot ble, nent statesman. se. "It looks as if our government pet rm would last the week out," the premier ro the chuckled as he trned to his coleagues en at the cabinet table. wa the As yet only the briet bulletins whose she publication in the newspapers had hs aroused the publie to a frensy had ce been received. The cabinet, as eager ur for details as the press, had remained ha up, awaiting a fuller oicel.account the "We have a long eemmmaniatslos tin preparation," the star had telegraphed. af "Meanwhle, the following is submtlt- i ted." ae "Good heavens! It's not from the to, army! It's from th grave!" ex- m0 claimed the premier as he read the etl first paragraphs of Partow's message "Of all the eonealed dynamite ever!" ml be gasped as he grasped the full mean, ha lag of the document, that piee of ina aews, as taggering a the victory it. ed self, that had lain in the staff vaults an for years. "Well, we needn't give it of out to the press; at least, not until be after mature consderaton." he de. an dared when they had reached the end of of Partow's appeal. "Now well hear SP wbsht the statff has to say for itself of ater gratifyng the wish of a deadt m," he added as a messenger gave ce him another sheet. In "Tahe sta. in loyaIty to its dead leader who made victory possibl, and bl in ioyalty to the principles of defense S for which the army fought, begs to i sy to the nation-" tu S It was four o'clock in the moran in when this dispatch coeciaded with Mid "We heartily agre with the foreg. ' owd lagI" sad the cabianet rqad the names rity. of tll the general sta ad the corps bi eve ad division commandeI Coumrsing erewds tn the streets were tmll shbout I an tng hoarely and sometimes dranken- 3 ly: "On to the Gray capital! Notht man. la can stop us now!" The preplr * alive tried to imagne what a ms at nees r in tht great squarae would look lke a the n a rage. He was between the pea sted; pe i a passio fo tr retribution ad a U on hadless army that waes supposed to tited charge across the freatier at dawn. Sand "The thn is sheer madness!" he ord. "It's inubordination! Ill have S It ppressedl The army must g oa t to gratify public demand. II sbowe ot the staf that they are not in the Nei. saddle Theyll obey orders!" wed He tried to get lnstron un the leo most disa lo a "Sory, but the chief has retrd." p - answered the oier on duty sleepily. mlag "n fact, all the rest of the staf hava adly witth abrers that they am nat to be a. I disturbed before ten." le "-tell th thm at the premier, the Se head of the government, their com pwr mamder, is npeakingi" rald "Yesa, sir. The orders anot to disturb them are quttoe positive and as w Is "The alnr 1 oatl at do so enept by their Sar orders as aupenesr. The chief, bfore their retring, however, rpeated to a4 in or a ease anry ainutr came from you, sir. that thee was nothg he coaeld ad ghtty t ts ma to th ah me nuation "Not ad the army. It is to be given to the reary sldiers the rmt thina itn th morn S aig, and he will let yea know hew thy age!" regard It" at of "Craonrd these machine mis that i that spring their nsrprises s ta y easent I ean ed planet" exelaimed the premier. Sthe "It's true-Partow and the staf have ders covered everythit-met every ar mnt. There is oth~rag moe We bred them to say," saiM the foreign mister. Wee "But whet about the lamnltytr" demanded the manses mlnster. He a had ws thitklns victory t the florm .abo ed pls ed I( as tetn m eray. ba This qietion, toea m ewedr m.*. *War a never Uaght presperetty ret ak agtswr bed wrlbm. "Its prposee is agan to dLtsr, sad de aatiaoan nevoer hm edm ,,h smmi at is strong in what he achieves, not Iit ,, through the gifts he receives or the sp e goods he steals. Indemnity will not Al f raise another blade of wheat in our in y land. To take it from a beaten man tk W will foster in him the desire to beat br n his adversary in turn and recover the of Samount and more. Then we shall have ce hthe apprehension of war always in the to r air, and soon another war and more as r destruction. Remove the danger of a W European cataclysm, and any sum ex- h torted from the Grays becomes paltry at ) beside the wealth that peace will cre ate. An indemnity makes the purposes r of the courage of the Grays in their pt e assaults and of the Browns in their re sistance that of the burglar and the looter. There is no money value to a hi human life when it is your own; and to our soldiers gave their lives. Do not ni cheapen their service." 4 o "Considering the part that we played a Id at Tie' PanPe." observed the foreign k. 0 e i F et ef " ut id a /n b s. h She let to or "flood Heavensi It's Not From the Army. It's From the Gravel" minister, "it would be rather ncon the sistent for us not to-" tal "There is only one thing to do. Lan rFe stron has got uas!" replied the premier. a "We must Jamp in at the head of the ray procession and receive the mud or the ml-h bouquets, as it happens." With Partow's and the staffs ap ant pehis went an equally earnest one 1 ier from the premier and his cabinet. Nat. sea urally, the noisy element of the cities was the first to find words. It ses shouted ln rising anger that Lanstrqn had had betrayed the nation. Army ol bad cers whom Partow had retired for lets. ger urely habits said that he and Lanstroa med had struck at their own calltaing. But L the average man and woman. In a i in dae from the shock of the appeals oed. after a night's celebration, were read sith lag and wondering and asking their neighbors' opinions. If not in Par the tow's then in the staffs message they . ndound the mirror that set their own the ethical professions starling at them. iage. Before they had made up their at!" minds the correspondents at the front tas had set the wires singing to the even of Ing editions; for Lanstron had dirett St. ed that they be given the ran of the alts army's lines at daybreak. They told it of soldiers awakening after the de ati beach of yesterdays fightins, normal Ge. and rested, glowing with the security ind of poisession of the frontler and re tear spending to their leaders' seatiment; isel of ofcers of the type thared by Pare d tow who woul br thte Iadastry that ae commands respect to ay allian, takI Ing Leastreon's views as worthy f Stheir profesionea; of that trrepresil Shle poet leareate of the soldlers, Cap ytain tresky, I. C. (iron crss), break-I t in forth toIn a new song to In -old tuno, expressing his brotherhood ideas in a "We- have-oars-let- the keep - ith their" choras that rwas spreading fromn Lreget to reginent This left the retired ofoers to gram ble in their corners that war was no ala longer a gentleman's vocation, end si tout. lenced the protests of their natural al. I. ly in the besiness oe maklng war, lh the noisy element, which promptly jae adapted itself to a new fashion in the bw relation of nations. Again the great e square was packed sad again a wave I '- .7 ./ .. r ,, ý. OOD FOR LONG WAPM SPELL Widow Teeter's Opinion of Her Doe parted Husband Evidently Was Not an Exalted One. -The Widow Teeter's husband bad been dead only a few weeks when there were surface indlcatlons that she was about to marry again: The late Mr. Teeter had not been exactly a model husband, and it was the Seneral opinion that his death wat a stroke of good fortune for Mrs. Teeter, but still the relatives of the deceased thought that his memory are quired a widowhood of at least a year. When the Indications of the aproamh iag marriage became apparent, some of her late husband's frieads waited as Mrs. Teester, and one of them said: "We hear that you are about to marry agatin, Lacy Ann?" "Well, I don't know that it is 1a of your business," replied Lacy Ala "'t if it will give you any satisan tion to know the facts., I don't hdl telling you tht I shall be a married woman again in a t two weeks." "But Tom has bee dead hers tbha eeg mnths" prteted anothr. "Well, I spposN hbe's dead as be er wit be, Imt bher "B," .ad a third, "yo. e l a a em Wm . to est m at be K -b W!., I I mml 11 1 I M di I - Ile roar of cheers greeted the white COp speck of an eminent statesman's head. All the ideas that had been fomenting riti In the minds of a people for a genera tion became a living force of action to break through the precedents born of provincial passion with a new pre- It cedent: for the power of public opin- the ton can be as swift in its revolutions they as decisive victories at arms. The pose world at large, after rubbing its fore- by , head and readjusting its eye-glasses pon! and clearing its throat, exclaimed: enot "Why not! Isn't that what we have abot all been thinking and desiring? Only The nobody knew how or where to be- star gi." plea The premier of the Browns found can himself talking over the long distance the to the premier of the Grays in as by I neighborly a fashion as if they had the3 adjoining estates and were arranging the a matter of community interest. and "You have been so fine in waiving li an indemnity," said the premier of the the Grays. "that Turcas suggests we pay ligh for all the damage done to property ing on your side by our invasion. I'm whe sure our people will rise to the sug- Gar gestion. Their mood has overwhelmed thir every preconceived notion of mine. In Es place of the old suspicion that a inE Brown could do nothing except with coan a selfish motive is the desire to be as real fair as the Browns. And the practi- day cal way the people look at it makes that me think that it will be enduring. eri "I think so. for the same reason," responded the premier of the Browns. ca "They say it is good business. It means is a prosperity and progress for both but countries." mot "After all, a soldier comes out the mi hero of the great peace movement," a concluded the premier of the Grays. "A soldier took the tricks with our own cards. Old Partow was the great est statesman of us alL" "No doubt of that!" agreed the de premier of the Browns. "It's a senti- ind meat to which every premier of ours tir who ever tried to down him would hot have readily subscribed!" tui The every-day statesman smiles etu when hd sees the people smile and C grows angry when they grow angry. tis Now and then appears an inscrutable genius who finds out what is brewing in their brains and brings it to a head. He is the epoch maker. Such an one was that little Corsican, who gave a stagnant pool the storm it needed, un- Ao - til he became overfed and mistook his ambition for a continuation of his wI youthful prescience. - Marta had yet to bear the shock of in r. Westerling's death. After learning the ,w 1e manner dc it she went to her room. be 1 where she spent a haunted, sleepless night The morning fount her still p. tortured by her visualization of the a picture of him, irresolute as the mob st I. pressed around the Gray headquar- s m ters. It "It is as if I had murdered him!" ly n she said. "I let him make love to me w -I let my hand remain in his once- ad a. but that was all, Lanny. I-I Couldn't a have borne any more. Yet that was t enough-eno h!" "But we know now, Marts," La-. I stron pleaded. "that the premier of -. the Orays held Westerling to a econ dr pact that he should not return alive ir if he lost. He could not have won, ey even though you had not helped us it a against him. He would only have lost mor lives and brought still greater ir indignation on his head. His fate was t Inevitable-end he was a soldier." - But his reasoning only rheked her t- with a shudder. "If he had only died fghting!" Maru od tar replied. "He died like a rat in a e. trap and I-I set the trap!" oa "No. destiny set it!" put in Mrs. Lty Galland. re- Lanstrn dropped down beside Mar. t; ta's ehair. r "Yes, destiny set It." he said, Im t ploringly. k- "Just uas It set yeor part for you. of And, Marts," Mrs. Galland wont on .- gently, with what Marta had oncei pcalled the wisdom of mothers, "Lanny k- ive and hves for you. Your deetiny Id is life and to make the moat of life, as ' Syou always have. Isn't it, Marta" p- "Yes," she breathed after a paus Sin convietIon, as shbe proned her moth er's haads. "Yes, you have a gift of in- makling thbas simple and clsar." so Then she looked up to Lastron and s- the flame in her eyeS, whose leapaing. l. spontaneorus passion he already hknoew, Sheld something of the eternal, uas her y1 arms crept around his neck. he "You are linf, lanny! You are the at destiny of today and ,tomrrowl" ye (tHUE 1i31W.) repeated the widow, with ire in her eye. "If your theological belief is oi thodox, you must know that Tom Te ter hasn't a ghost of a show of ever etting cold" Then the objecting frlends Aled out and Mrs. Teeter resumed the work of prepadng her treusseu. Activitie of women. * Charwomen I England number 126g OIL In some German towns women are acting as scavengers. There are over fO woman dootes In lsgand and Wales. England now has a amllon and a half surplus women. Maorl women, formerly cananbals, now vote in New Zealand. The German teatle industries es. ploy more women than men. lemale lamdry :workers tn Topeka, Kan., have formed a union and have already made an agisment with the laundrles for a r54her week sad a minimum wage of $7 per week. The Women's Tax Resistanee league of London, composed mainy of set tragettes and whose mott Is *Ne votes no taz," has delded to pay tla this year on account eo the war. To Induce American women to wear eatte elothiug a number ot Washg Ta seiety women have arranged ti Meia aaOm" mts sente s ebd a mildan y a S ds m h b i ;IL~O r- rLr CORDIAL WELCOME FOR MULE GI British Army Authorities Recognize In the Good Qualities of the Unhandsome Animal. It would appear from the quality of the latest arrivals of mules here that m; they are to be used for cavalry pur- bi poses. The lot at Epsom are declared Bi by experts to be as clean as polo hi ponies, able to gallop, and quite big fe enough for the purpose-they are about fourteen hands two inches high. Al They would outrun any of the heavy TI stamp of horse, of which there are pt plenty left, whilst horses suitable for Gi cavalry purposes are scarce all over a the world. Mules, of course, are used th by Spanish and Mexican cavalry, but sl they have not hitherto been used in st the British army except for transport cE and for mountain batteries. The like- bi lihood is that there will be a revival of tc the mounted infantry idea, to take w light cavalry men who are now work- T ing in the trenches from place to place ft where motor traffic is impossible. Sir ft Garnet Wolseley in 1872 foretold some- i' thing of the kind in his "Wellington h Essay," where he said that mounted p infantry on mules or even in carts, ac companied by a small proportion of ri real cavalry, would be of signal use in h days to come. The mules and ponies d that formed the whole of Sir Fred- c erick Rogers' transport from Kabul to Kandaher-he had no oxen or camels-carried two "maunds," which is about one hundred and sixty pounds, ii but were capable of carrying much b more. A mountain battery mule's load p runs up to 220 pounds, but he is never d as big as even fourteen hands.-Man r cheater Guardian. b Had Enough of War. tl e After a season in the trenches, knee a I- deep in mud and water, yet not hav- h a ing seen one of the enemy in all that d time, Private Cox was invalided n home. After relating all the adven tures which he and his comrades had b d experienced, he concluded, "And now a I comes 'ome full of bloody rheuma- a s tism an' I 'opes I never see a bloody r battle again." e Appropriate. a "Mabel is certainly a great one for 1 a looking on the bright side of things, Is At the wedding the other day, I said is what a pity it was raining so, and what do you think she answered?" "What?" "That as everything else was so ) in harmony with the decorations, it e was lucky the bride carried a shower a, bouquet" II A Cheerful Liar. * "Sir," she said angrily, "I under lb stand you said I had a face that would ' stop a clock." "Yes, that's what I said," he calm ly replied. "Any well-regulated clock 1e would pause and hold up its hands in admiration at sight of your lovely face." s Not New. ' Asker-Smithers has an automobile. S Tellit-Not a bit of it. He collided ' with a train yesterday.-Town Topics. re It's the man who doesn't want cred It who has a good rating. at It WoUE BM 5sttuI ra"u. I '.L "I Just for You! Post Toasls are made for the purpose of dru al the enjoyment and satisfaction that the four sia Wsl botsom of the big package can hold. Only the inner sweetmeat of the choicest Indim used. These selected bits of corn are cooked. e as risht, rolled and toasted till they are big. crackl. brown amps Post Toasti Then into the big, famhiar, yellow carton. Tomstiees-fr.saled The wan wrapper keeps out moisture, dust and you get these Bakes just as they leave the factory fresh, crisp and delicious, ready to serave direct br pickage. -L Post Toasties are so superior to the ordinary "corn akes" that you will be well repaid for making e tinction in name. There's a package for you at your grocer's-ik , Post Toasties Bw c GET FAR FROM ALL DAN In the Breeding Season Condors in the Most Broken and Inaccessible Places. There is a splendid specimen of male condor in a glass case in bird room of the Children's musesn Brooklyn. Though he stands 3% high, the spread of his wings is feet. "The condors live throughout Andes, principally in Chile and PL Their favorite haunts are the level t perpetual snow." writes Miss Anal Gallup in the Museum News. " a portion of the year condors roost ` the trees on the lower m slopes, but in the breeding season summer months of November and t cember) they retire to the broken and terrific precipices, 1 r to 15,000 feet above the sea where no other creature can d There, on a ledge or shelf of rock, fi female lays two white eggs ne", four inches in length. Sometimes places a few sticks around them, t haps to keep them from rolling out i place. "After about seven weeks. in In f ruary or early in March, the y i hatch, entirely covered with soft widb s down that afterward turns to a b I- color." I -______ r Surely a Rascal. I A short time ago a man was ch I, in Glasgow with stealing a h i barrel. After the charge had d proved the principal accuser thu r dressed the magistrate: i- "'Deed, Sir Bailie, the man at bar is a great rogue; the steallau the barrel is naething to some of tricks. He stole my sign-board e week, and what does your honor he did wl't?" t Magistrate-That would be hard d me to say. - \ Witness-Weel, sir, I'll tell ye. d brought it into my ain shop, wi' w ain name on't, and offered to sell t- as he said he thought it 'ould be y mair use to me than onybody elms Man's Ingratitude. "My employers played me a >r heartless trick," remarked the s, who is always kicking. id "Why, I thought they had id creased your compensation." "Yes. But they increased It enough to compel me to keep so and employ an expert aceouatag it figure out my income tax." er A Bird. Peggle-Why do you say he bird? !r- Polly-Well, he is chick ld and pigeon-toed, has the habits of owl, likes to wear a swallow-ta m- and collars with wings, he is ek acting the goose, and he is a in Jay.-Judge. Her Opinke. "Are you fond of bridge?" "Well, it beats washlg le. day."-Detrolt Free Press. ed Es. Any woman can keep s count, but not more than oe ed- thousand can make it tally w cash.