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THE CELINA DEMOCRAT, CELINA, OHIO
cA Touch of
By VINCENT Q. PERRY
(Copyright, 1018. by the McClure Newspa
Roimlil Adair, bettor known as Rleh
nnl Stevens, dramatic actor, put down
Ills tin nd mirror with an exclamation
of relief, lie had Ills make-up on to
satisfy his director this time, lio was
Niire. It was the first tlmo ho had
mailt up his face successfully fur the
camera, for It was so different from
1 In1 inal;i-iii for the footlights that It
was llki learning something entirely
now. If everything aliout moving 1 i "
tuiv acting was to be as hard us the
make-up lu was sorry lu had forsaken
Hit' stage for tln silent drama, hut fb.en
lln tempting salary that had been used
ns nn inducement for blin to slim a
contract to star in feature photoplays
vns worth a little Inconvenience.
"I'm all ready," he iinnouni'ed, as his
director appeared at his dressing-room
doorway. "Now to do or die."
"I'm afraid you'll have to die," the
director smiled wistfully. "The star
we have selected to piny opposite you
has taken a tit of temperament and ab
solutely refuses to go In a scene with
you. She has never seen you, but has
taken a dislike to you from a picture
she saw of you In a Shyloek costume.
She went to her home some place out
of the city last nliztit. It has tied
things up for goodness knows how
"She must be crazy !' Adair ex
claimed. "No, she's far from It. Slip's been
overtaxed, though. lately, and I
wouldn't be surprised if this is the
first symptom of a nervous break
down." "She couldn't be n fitting type for
the part of the girl in that 'script you
have for me or she wouldn't behave
"You don't know Gcruldine Lewis or
you wouldn't say that." the director
said grimly. "Sh"'s going to be one of
the big stars soon." Geraldine was
evidently n favorite, so Ronald re
fill ined from expressing his opinion of
Charley Dixon, the director, and
Ronald, spent the rest of the day look
ing over the other available stars and
extra girls, but couldn't 11 ml one they
could agree tin as being suitable for
the part. There was nothing for it. ap
parently, but to wait until Geraldine
Lewis came to her senses. The fear
of losing n renewal of her contract
would have some effect, likely.
The prospect of a holiday was not nn
unpleasant one, especially as there was
some business in the country that Ron
nld had to attend to. His father had
left him some property in the village
of Windslide and It had been In the
bands of the village lawyer so long
that it needed looking after. If there
was any way of turning it into cash
Ronald was going to lind it. and he
motored to the village with this object
After registering at the hotel, he lost
no time in seeking the lawyer. He ex
liected to lind a notice on that gentle
man's door announcing that he had
gone on a fishing expedition, but this
village lawyer wns different from the
dramatized version of village lawyers,
and was In his office and was more
over engaged with a client. As Ronald
waited in the little outer office he
could hear a woman's melodious
voice, raised In argument. The door
opened and the lawyer, Mr, 'William
Seruggins, came out, followed by one
of the prettiest girls Ronald had ever
had the pleasure of seeing. Seruggins,
apparently, was escorting her to the
door, but she had no intentions of go
ing before she finished her argument
to her satisfaction.
"My mother paid thnt mortgage be
fore she died, and with money I sent
her, I tell yon ngain, Mr. Seruggins,"
she said. "I won't pay it again If I
have to bring the biggest lawyer from
New York here, and I can afford to do
It, I'll have you to understand."
t "I don't care whom you bring,"
Seruggins chirped in his cracked old
voice. "The mortgnge isn't paid and
no more Is the Interest. I'll foreclose
lor my client, Mr. Adair, If it isn't paid
within thirty days."
Ronald stepped forward at the men
tion of his name. "I am Mr. Adair.
Does this young lady's claim concern
Seruggins stepped bnek in surprise
and the young lady seized the oppor
tunity of putting her case before Ron
ald. Her name was Hilda Moore. She
had been raised in Windslide and had
gone to the city and made n success of
the profession she had undertaken.
She hud sent her mother money to pay
off the mortgage on her old home and
had seen the receipt signed by Serug
gins. Rut somehow the receipt had
been lost after her mother's death and
now when she had returned to spend
a vacation at her old home she wns
threatened with being turned out.
Miss Moore had made sure Serug
SEES PAREGORIC AS MENACE
Writer Asserts That Undue Indulgence
in Mirture Results In a Form
The fast young man nt our boarding
house has been showing unaccounta
ble signs of alcoholic exhilaration.
Two or three times lately, in the dead
ly dull calm of the dinner session, he
hns come in with a flushed face and
glassy eyes and taken charge of the
conversation. Lnst evening the school
teacher was telling about the splendid
progress of the welfare work, when
the F. Y. M. broke In with a risque
story nnd lnughed boisterously nt his
own remarks. Some of us. In whom
the spark of life Is still latent, took
the F. Y. M. nside, with the Intention
of ascertaining the source of his levity,
nnd what I learned I am slipping to
my friends for their Information.
It's paregoric absolutely.
What do you think of a sport who
will step out with a bottle of paregoric
nnd liiake an evening of It? Two
nigh' ago he came In with a dent in
bis : r!y nnd hit cane spilt, bringing
gins could not Bet n word In edgeways
and before he could get In his aide of
the story, Ronald ended It by saying:
"I think there iius been some mistake,
so I will sign the receipt for you my
self, Miss Moore.''
"Oh, thank you," alio benmed. "It
Isn't Just because of the money, for
luckily I have plenty, but I don't want
fo be bpnten by thnt ninn. Men have
been causing me enough trouble late
ly !" Ronald did not hide his smile.
After Ronald had satisfactorily es
tablished his Identity nnd the proper
papers had been made out, he offered
to drive Miss Moore homo In his cor.
She accepted his offer. As they skim
med over the country roads he had nn
opportunity to survey the girl beside
him. She was almost the prettiest girl
ho had ever seen. Her conversation
was not artificial and ho found her a
most Interesting person able to talk
on the subjects he cared for most, and
never once speaking of herself.
The people of the studio had his nd
dress and would wire him when Cor
nhline Lewis came bnek. He called nt
the telegraph ofllce every morning for
the expected message, but It did not
coine. Miss Moore and he became very
friendly nnd soon she accompanied him
in his car on most of his drives. The
days passed nnd still there was no
word from the studio. Every day he
culled to take Miss Moore out In his
car, nnd before long they reached the
stage where he called her Hilda. The
days grew Into weeks.
"Why do you alwnys call nt fhe
telegraph ofllce?" Hilda asked one day,
after he had announced Ids Intention
of heading (he car that way.
"I am expecting a wire from New
York," be answered.
"New York!" she exclaimed. In sur
prise. "Are you from Now York?"
"Yes. Is (here anything strange
"No, but I thought It strange that
you had never mentioned It before. I
have been under the Impression that
your home wns here."
"I wns never here until the day I
"Will the wire call you back?" she
"Why hasn't It come before?"
"Recause of a woman."
"Your wife?" she asked In alarm.
"No, It is just a woman who has
caused a big change In my plans. It
Is because of her I found time to come
"That's strange! It's because of n
man I am here. A man I have never
met. either, but he Is a hateful man.
"Tell me about him." he invited.
"It wouldn't interest you," she said,
frying to make him think there wns n
He did not speak until he halted his
car in front of the telegraph ofllce,
and then it wns only a few curt words.
He entered the office and returned in
l few seconds with an envelope In his
hands. A lump rose in her throat ns
she noticed it nnd realized that their
companionship wns to he broken.
"Does it say you are to go?" she in
He had meant to net offended, but
her tone won him over. "I'll read ft,"
he said, ns he pulled It open. He read
It aloud: "No word from Geraldine.
Have secured star to take pnrt. Come
back at once. Dixon."
"Oh," she cried, "is that from Char
ley Dixon?" He did not nnswer, hut
she knew It was, "I am Coraldina
Lewis, nnd I ran away sooner thnn piny
n love scene with you. I was told you
were old nnd homely."
"And here we've been playing love
scenes for a couple of weeks," he
"Yes," she blushed, "but let's drive
some place else. We nre standing up
In the cnr nnd must look very foolish."
"Walt until I wire Dixon," Ronald
snid, ns he jumped from the car.
The wire that Dixon received made j
him think somebody had gone crazy,
for It read: "Fire that star. I have
vowed never to make 'love to another
woman hut Geraldine Lewis. Congrat
ulate us," nnd It was signed "Stevens."
Dixon took some time to figure out
what It nil meant, but It dawned upon
him. "He's married her !" he exclaim
ed, when they nrrived nt the studio the
Practice "Safety First."
Many a boy and girl has found only
grim disappointment when seeking n
short cut to any desired goal. The
short cuts to prosperity are so full of
pitfalls and hummocks thnt the wise
traveler decides to stick to his motto.
"Safety First," nnd take the long way
round. It's the shortest, at that, just
as the proverb says. For the short
cuts aren't throurh "cuts," like tunnels
through moun j.iis nnd such things;
nnd the hummocks hnve to be climbed
over and the pitfalls scrambled out of
there Isn't a minute gained, nnd
there nre some losses far worse than
losses of time.
Some facetious persons want to
know what we polish the seat of our
pants with to make them so bright
and shiny. It's no "get-slick-qulck"
preparation, but an Intangible and
naturnl element known as tempi at
trltus. Houston Post.
us all back with a jerk to the old wet
Here is a new danger to our sober
nnd happy manhood. I write this to
wnrn mother thnt she must keep her
eye on the paregoric bottle. Pnregor
Ic, I am told, is well endowed with nl
cohol. While the baby may need It,
father Is at no time entitled to Its
benefits, If, any. A paregoric spree Is
one of the most Irresponsible adven
tures In the world. If the home bottle
Is unprotected, I fear that father Is
likely to show up some evening bois
terously and unreasonably happy. G.
M. F., in Seattle Post-Intelligencer.
Planning Wis Career.
Seven-year-old Robert has a great
desire to follow In his father's foot
steps. One night his mother overheard
him making this prayer : "Please, God,
make me a good boy, then a good law
yer, nnd then just land me on the su
preme bench. Amen." Boston Tran
script. Statistics show that 75,167,672 gross
tons of Iron ore were mined In the
United States last year.
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In n sensational match at the Raysido links, Arthur Lyons, the one
armed player of the RriurclilTe Golf club, defeated Louis Martueell, the one
nrnied player of the South Grange Field club, one up. The game was played
for the benefit of the committee on training camp activities, which will use
the proceeds to purchase athletic material for the soldiers.
On the left Mr. Lyons fs shown driving off and Mr. Martueell Is shown
making a swing ut tin; right.
INDIANS LOSE TWO
The Indianapolis team, al
ready crippled by the Jumping
of several players who have
gone into siime war work, lost
two more when First Raseman
Clarence Covington and 1'itchor
Jean Dale were called for Imme
diate army service. To replace
Dale the dub has secured a
young pitcher named Stewart
from the St. Louis l'.rowns.
HURLER TESREAU HAS
JUMPED GIANT TEAM
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"Jeff" Tesrenu. who came to the
New Yyrk National league baseball
club as a pitcher from the Texas league
in 1910, left the club the other day to
jolu the Relhleliem club of the Steel
John R. Foster, secretary of the New
York club, said that Tesreau recently
told Manager MeUrnw he was "disgust
ed with baseball and wanted to get In
to some other business." Tesreau, ac
cording to Foster, is In class 4 of the
draft, so that his change was not actu
ated by desire to escape military serv
ice. OVERTIME TILTS THIS YEAR
Daylight Saving Law Mainly Responsi
ble for Two 19-lnning Games
Played So Far.
I'erhups before the present season
ends all records In the major league
for lengthy games will be broken. Al
ready there have been two 19-lnning
The law which saves an hour of day
light is mainly responsible, for It per
mits a game to go along until decided.
The Phils and Cardinals started their
19-lnning game nt 3:30 o'clock nnd
played until eight o'clock.
This would have been totally impos
sible In previous years. Chief Umpire
Quigley called the game on account
of darkness at the end of the nine
teenth inning. It is rather question
able whether he wns justified in call
ing the game off. The teams could
have battled one or two Innings longer
and a decision might have been
reached, making it unnecessary to re
play the game. As it Is the four hours
nnd thirty minutes of desperate piny
went for naught.
STEVE BRODIE IS IN FRANCE
Veteran Ball Player Is Coaching Sol
diers in Pershing's Army in Fine
Points of Game.
Walter (Steve) Brodie, veteran ball
player, has been heard from in France,
where, under the auspices of the Y. M.
C. A., he Is coaching the soldiers of
Pershing's nrmy In the fine points of
baseball. Brodie was a member of the
famous old Orioles of the nineties.
Millers Sign Cuban Hurler.
Louis Palmero, Cuban, formerly In
the Southern league, has been signed
to pitch for the Minneapolis club of
the American association. He re
places Mutt Williams, who has en
tered military service.
One In Many.
A new addition to the baseball team
at the Bethlehem steel plant Is the
veteran Cy Seymour. One thing they
can't say ngnlust Cy he did not Join
the steel league to dodge the draft. He
will play the outfield for Tom Keady's
for the Indians, and looks better every
Waiter Pipp limy lie drawn In the
Swede Rlsberg Is showing niurked
improvement at the plate.
Catcher Harry Glenn of the St. Paul
Saints has been culled by the draft.
Harry Weaver has reported to Mana
ger Mitchell that he has Joined the
Harry Heitman continues to pitch
winning ball for Arthur Irwin's
Rube Parnham seems to find the In
ternational league easier than the
It Is estimated that BOO professional
baseball players of organized clubs
have joined the colors.
Willinm Finn of Boston has been
chosen to bend the Fordhaiu college
baseball team next season.
Most of the heavy hitters In bih the
Nationnl and American leagues are
members of Eastern clubs.
Pitcher Kester I. June of the Univer
sity of West Virginia has reported to
the Cleveland American league club.
Des Moines announces that It has
secured Adrian Lynch from the Wash
ington club to fill out its pitching staff.
Ed Pfeffer of the Robbing Is pitching
Sunday games in the Chicago Cfty
league. He Is nt the Grent Lakes na
val training station.
Pittsburgh picked up three players
from fhe Southern association, Out
fielder Southworth and Pitchers Coin
stock and Slapnickn.
With Byrd Lynn gone Into war work
the White Sox are using Otto Jacobs,
minor leaguer of several years' experi
ence, ns a warm-up catcher.
Fred Mitchell is nmking a strong bid
to swipe George Stallings' "Miracle"
shoes. George has 'em tied in a hard
knot and Is stepping out a bit himself.
Guy Morton Is on a fair way to es
tablish a real comeback after nil the
trouble he has had wllh his arm. The
member is showing no effects of the
In the Mobile-Chattanooga game of
June 20 Johnny Bates, leading off for
Mobile, walked five times, every time
up, which probably is u record or at
least a tie.
There will be no hunting trips for
major leaguers next fall. The hunt
ing season Is open in Europe, though,
and they can get nil the action they
want "over there."
G rover Lowdermllk, who lwil been
depended on for so much by the St.
Louis club this yenr, had no sooner be
gun to get his arm In, shape than he
was taken down with stomach trouble.
Dutch Leonard of the Boston Red
Sox, who married after the pnssnge of
the draft law, has been notified by his
draft board at Fresno, Cal., that he
has been moved from class 2 to class 1.
Ray Chapman, shortstop of the
Cleveland Indians, is making records
for getting to first. In the recent
Cleveland-Washington series he
reached first base In nine consecutive
times at but.
Ernie Koob, former pitcher of the
St. Louis Browns, and Harry Glenn,
catcher of the St. Pauls, comprise the
battery of the Overland Aviation
school. They expect to sail for France
before snow flies.
Baseball teams representing various
government plants, East and West, fol
lowing out the idea of encouraging
competitive sports as a recreation,
may meet In the championship series
between the two leading nines of the
two lengues at the end of the season.
Many former major and minor league
plavers are members of the teams.
ON GIANTS HOODOOED
Tough Luck Has Stood in Path of
Four Second Basemen.
Herzog Couldn't Get Along With Mo.
CrawDoyle Was Taken III
Niehoff Breaks Leg Joe Rod
riguez Does Not Fit In.
The second base Job on the New
York (ilanls must be hoodooed.
Tough luck In one form or nnother
has stood In the path of four players
who hnve held down the keystone po
sition for McGruw during the past
two years. If the Job Isn't hoodooed,
What Is It
Ruck Herzog has trfed holding down
Hie position for McGraw several times.
And Buck nnd that said job did not
get along. Early last season, nftet
he had been brought back to the
Giants for the third time, Ruck slipped
on the floor of the Pennsylvania sta
tion while en route to Philadelphia
with (lie team and received severe In
juries. His condition has never been
the same since that accident, and yet
It wasn't that alone which caused Mc
Graw to dlsposo of him. for, in addi
tion, he failed to get along with the
Giant lender. '
Next In line ciwue Larry Doyle,
brought back to the New York club
via Chicago and Boston. Larry went
grent guns for several weeks nfter the
season opened. He led the league In
batting and e was going like a ma
chine In the field. Suddenly he wns
taken ill and had to undergo an oper
ation. Wllh Doyle out of it, McGrnw pur
chased Bert Niehoff from the St. Louis
Cardinals, mid Just ns the team wns
getting ready to leave Philadelphia to
return to the Polo grounds ufter a
long und disheartening trip in the
western half of the circuit Niehoff
broke his leg.
Joe Rodriguez, the Cuban Infielder,
has played the keystone sack on nnd
off for the Giants all season, but Joe
doesn't hnve the best of luck In the
ib, for though he works harder to
make good than any other man whe
ever held the sack down be can't make
himself fit Into the combination.
The members of the (Hants them
selves nre beginning to think thnt the
second basing Job Is jlnxed to a fare-vou-well
and no one enn blame them.
ARMY'S GRIDIRON "TANK
TRACTOR," IS GRADUATED
The navy need fenr Elmer Ollphnnt
no longer. The nnny's big gridiron
"tank tractor," who lias been the Nem
esis of the Annapolis tars for several
years, was graduated from the military
The nrmy, however, still hns such
men as "Gene" Vldal nnd "Bull" Van
degraif left to hurl Into the brench 11
fate ever decrees nnother meeting on
the gridiron with the navy lads.
UNIQUE PRANK OF BASEBALL
Sam Jones of Cleveland Indians Has
Distinction of Striking Out Mighty
Sam Jones, who figured In the trnde
by which Tris Speaker became a mem
ber of the Cleveland team, has the dis
tinction of being the first right-handed
pitcher to strike out the heavy-hlttlng
outfielder this year, and the second
Boston pitcher to turn the trick since
Speaker became a member of the In
dians. It was the fourth time Speake
has struck out this season and the sec
ond time Umpire Owens hus called the
third strike on him.
Yank Catcher Drafted.
Catcher Herold Ruel of the New
York American leugue baseball club
lias been ordered by the draft boarc
In St. Louis to report at Jefferson Bar
MAYER FOR JACOBS
Discussing the swop of Mayer
for Jncobs, one Philadelphia
sport scribe says: "Mayer's re
fusal to ublde by Moran's and
the catcher's signs was his big
gest handicap. In pinches he
was prone to pitch carelessly.
It Is expected that he will do
better In Pittsburgh. Mayer Is
twenty-eight years old and
Joined the Phils In 1912. His
best season wns In 1915, when
he won 21 games and lost 15.. In
1910 he won 7 nnd lost 7, and
last yenr he won 11 nnd lost 0."
Carries Ball to Trenches.
Mike Menaskey, formerly of Wash
ington, now In the American nrmy In
France, has written a friend In Wash
ington that he has been in the front
line of battle and hasn't had much
time to play baseball, but carries a
ball with him all the time and plays
toss with it wlieu he finds Uinu.
THE COMFORTABLE LIE.
"Don't you worry when your hus
band Is out late at ulglitV"
"No. He can take care of himself."
"But do you lake his explanations
"Yes. I've got to the point where
I'd rather have him tell me a pleas
ant lie nnd let me go back comfortably
to sleep than to gel the truth and have
to stay uwake the remainder of the
night worrying about him."
So Very Particular.
Mrs. Myles I suppose they are
particular at the boarding school
where your daughter attends?
Mrs. Styles Oh, yes, very.
"No young men ever allowed to call
"Never. Why, even the days the
nshnian cnlls they blindfold nil the
Not a Fair Audience.
Miss Sue Bretto And did you have
a fair audience at your play last
Foofcllghto Nothing fair about It.
The Hot and Cold of It.
Nell Will Is always telling me of
his burning love.
Belle That's nothing. Jack is nl
wuys treating me lo lee cream.
Father And what is your reason for
aspiring to my daughter?
Suitor I I hnve no reason I'm in
AS HE WAS TOLD.
"Now, Freddy, I have asked you
twice, nnd if you don't answer I'll
spank you. Did you say thank you to
the man that gave you that candy?
"Well er pop I did. But lie told
me not to mention It."
In the Country.
"Are you on good terms with your
city relations, Mr. Rural?"
"Yes, but they don't seem to he on
good relations with my terms."
Had Him Well Trained.
"Thut's a hard-working man you've
got Working In your garden," snid the
"Why, that's my husband."
"Really? Why, I thought It wns a
"You don't suppose I could mnke
any man work ns hard as that but
my husband, do you?"
Mrs. Bacon Do you think by any
chance the baby will grow up to be
Mr. Bacon I hope not. Why do you
ask that question?"
"Because he's always trying to put
the toes of his left foot In his mouth."
"Miss Bertha says she has such an
"I suppose that Is why she does so
Appearances, we read In books,
To great deception often lead.
Potatoes are not much for looks,
But they are friends in time of need.
A Sense of Satisfaction.
"Your wife says you made a great
hit nt her pnrty."
"Yes," answered Mr. Cunirox. "I
couldn't have done better. My man
ners were so dignified and perfect sev
eral people thought I was the new
butler we're bragging about."
"Why are yon opposed to your wife's
' "Because, judging from her house
cleaning orgies, she will go In for too
many sweeping, reforms."
"The doctor advised me to get an
automobile, as the outdoor exercise
would cure me."
"The doctor Is foolish."
"No, he Isn't. He gets double rates
for surgical visits."
"I once beard a lazy man say he
wouldn't mind being the hero of a'
"I see the riolnt. I'll bet he.
wouldn't want to be the hero of a
URGES STICKING TO BUSINESS
Physician Asserts That Too Carly Re
tirement of Successful Business
Men Is a Mistaken Policy.
To old men who are thinking of re
tiring from tictive business Dr. Wil
liam ,L Robinson, editor of the Medi
cal Critic and Guide, gives the cole
bralod advice once tendered by
Punch "lo young people about to
marry," namely, "Don't!" The coun
sel often given to those of advancing
years, even by physicians, to take
things "easier," to give up fills and
give up thai in short, to load ii dull,
empty, vegetable existence, Is unipial
ifiodly bad, Doctor Rohlusou lliluks,
although, of course, there are excep
tions mid special cases. lie writes:
, "An old in ti ii with u very high blood
pressure I. e high for his age
should not engage In business which
is likely to cause him great excite
ment nnd throw him In fits of anger;
und a man who Is showing symptom!'
of senile di'iiiotitla should not be In
(rusted with Important afl'nlrs; but
generally speaking, there is no rea
son why a man should give up hi'
work or narrow the circle of his In
terests, merely because he has cele
brated the seventieth or eightieth an
niversary of his birthday. The gen
eral condition of the man. his Illness,
should he the criterion, and not' his
age In years. We all know I hat some
people at sixty are actually older
than some are at seventy or eighty.
"The advice to old men to retire
has sometimes, If followed, very dis
astrous consequences. A man of sev
enty or eighty Is attending to bis pro
fession or business In u satisfactory .
manlier, and be feels well. Suddenly
he decides or Is advised to retire and
take things 'easy' for the rest of his
days. He does and In u few weeks
or months that man Is a physical or
mental wreck and ruin. As long as
ho kept up his mental Interests be
was all right. A sudden change, a
sudden vacuum, I might say, perhaps
the pernicious subconscious feeling
that now it Is all over for him ail
that contributed to the dlsnstoa And
It Is not the physical change so much
ns the mental that. Is the important
factor. I, for one, am sure that men
tal activity, mental interest, lias a
life-prolonging Influence, because
mental nctlvlty stimulates many, if
not all, of our vital processes. It Is
not mental work that ever kills; It
Is worry that does It, and even Its
baneful influence has been greatly ex
aggerated. We know of octogena
rians whose lives have been one round
Great Home Army.
More than 2,400,()(0 boys ami girls
wore reached through club work last
year, according to a compilation re
cently muile by the United States de
partment of agriculture, which super
vises this work in co-operation with
state agricultural colleges. Of this
number approximately :S50,000 made
complete reports, which show that
they produced and conserved products
amounting to .$10,000,000. In the S3
Northern nnd Western states S40,(!0(
boys and girls were enrolled, of this
number 100,025 made complete reports
and produced and conserved products
valued at S:-S,700,0OO. In the South
there were 1 15,7-15 boys enrolled In
the regular work, who produced prod
ucts valued at $4,500,000, and 73,tt0
girls, who produced and conserved
products valued at $1,500,000. In the
emergency club work in the South the
club leaders reached over 400.000 boys
and approximately 1,000.000 girls, who
produced and conserved products val
ued nt more than $4,000,000. 1
"Stocking Room" for Banks.
Has your bank u stocking room?
The Security bank of Oakland, Cal.,
couldn't sell Liberty bonds without
theirs. Here Is how It works:
Mrs. Ouklauder enters. "I want to
buy a Liberty bond, please
"All right; sign here," says the
pleasant bank clerk.
After this the good woman hesitates,
blushes. She makes wavering passes
and then looks around with a hunting
and hunted look.
The pleasant bank clerk knows the
symptoms and politely Inquires:
"Would you like to use the stocking
Mrs. Onklunder retires to the little
side room nnd makes u run on "the
first national bank."
Veteran Proud of Standing.
Edward P. Weaver, formerly of
Bangor, Me., claimed the distinction
the other day of being the oldest offi
cer yet graduated from tiie free gov
ernment navigation school conducted
by the United States shipping board
recruiting service. He Is sixty-nine
years of age. Mr. Weaver, who hod
many years' experience as a seaman,
decided while at New Orleans some
weeks ago to enter one of the schools
nnd train for n, deck officer for the
merchant marine. He passed the
rigid physical test without difficulty
and completed the course.
By the bye, don't be shocked by our
damning and swearing. It doesn't mean
the same in Canada as It does over
here. It's natural to us. In Canada
everyone swears. My little boy he was
six years of age at the time was
swearing one dny In the kitchen and
the cook told him if he was not care
ful his teeth would drop out. He looks
up at her only six years of age, mind
you nnd says, "Daddy's teeth haven't
dropped out!" What do you think of
that? Gen. Alec McDougall, Canadian
Forestry Corps, In London Chronicle
Barley Long Known to Man.
Barley was originally a wild grass
of western Asia. It Is believed to be
the most ancient cultivated vegetable
food of mankind. . Three varieties of
the grain have been found In the pre
historic lake dwellings of Switzerland,
dating back to the Stone Age.
She "How do I know you are not
marrying me for my money?" He
"If It comes to that, how do I know
you nre not marrying me t:o reform
me?" Boston Transcript.