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I PETER I
By JANE McBAIN. ; '
((6. l»l«. by McClure N«w«i>«ii ' Syndic*!* i
Lulu Bent, aged twenty, hoarded
cats, nnd her mother, a widow with a
large family nnd suburban home, but
small hank account, hoarded anybody.
Mrs. Archibald Frothmnn. a rich
city dame of Kngllsh stock, contem
plating a visit to the land of her fore
fathers, motored out to Bent's In Me
tf they would board her cat, Peter,
and also her son, during her absence
In the approaching summer. Mrs. ,
Bent agreed to.
Mrs. Frothmnn thereupon proceeded
to five Lulu, who took special charge
of the cats, Instructions regarding Pe
ter.
"Now, Miss Bent." she snld. "you
must kiss Peter every night, for he al
ways kisses me and I don't want that
affectionate habit broken. You must :
treat him to Ice cream occasionally
and feed hint with sardines and the
best salmon steak." There were other
instructions regarding Peter's nap. his
walk, and so forth. Then Mrs. Froth-
Ml spoke a few words regarding her
son.
"He Is literary—but perfectly harm
less. lam not particular as to what
you give him —If you ouly understand
him —for 1 never could." Then the
dame, after promising to call with her
charges before sailing for Europe, de- j
parted.
At the expected time she again ar
rived. The cat was an Immense maf- ;
tese animal, his mouth being the home
liest part of him. The son was a
handsome young fellow with superior
manners and, apparently, an Intellect
as well as a heart. Ills name was the
same as the cat's, Peter.
The neighbors, who knew Mrs. Bent
well, remarked, with a wink, that the
four-legged Peter being only a cat. and
the two-legged one a "cat-ch," there
was quite a difference.
Mrs. Bent's Idea of feline treatment
was the cats should take what was
given them.
Soon Lulu and Mr. Frothman be
came friends. Mi. Frothman, much
traveled, and a member of the best so
ciety, proved nn edifying and agreea
ble companion. To them the end of
the rammer en me too quickly, and
with It Mrs. Frothman, for the object
of her tendered care, her cat.
"How's Peter?" was the first query.
"He's fine!" was the reply.
"Is Lulu kind to htm?"
"Yes, aw ful !"
"That's good!" exclaimed Mrs.
Frotlitnan.
"What has Peter hart to eat?"
"O—er—everything that's nice. 1
wish he was here all the time. Lulu
makes Ice cream for him. nnd jiffy it'll. j
and Hiawatha cakeand fudge—ami
•verying I like."
"Indeed!" exclaimed Mrs. Frothman,
manifesting some surprise. "I'm afraid
that you've been too Indulgent. But,
after all, It's best to treat our pets |
well. j
"Where does Peter sleep?" wns the
next question.
"In the guest chamber," was the re- i
ply.
"Oh I" exclaimed Mrs. Frothman,
with even more surprise.
"Does Lulu take Peter out to walk?*'
"Oh, yes, she takes him to the band
concert and be takes her to the opera.
He takes her to the beach and he
bought her a plaid silk bathing suit
You ought to see It—lt's a beauty! I
wish I had one like It."
Up to this point Mrs. Frothmnn had
been all but dozing out of mere satis
faction, but now she started! She
Straightened up and looked at Mary
like a hawk. Her sister, previously a
listener only, took a hand at the ques
tioning.
"Is Peter sweet on Lulu?"
"Oh, yes! everyone knows that!"
Mrs. Frothman had received a blow.
But she recovered from It sufficiently
to snap nt Mary.
"1 have been asking about my cat,
Peter. You have no right to call Mr.
Frothman by his first name."
"He told us to." replied Mary, bris
tling with Indignation. "He says he
wants to be 'Peter* to all of us. al
ways."
The ladles exchanged eloquent looks.
"I wish you to get my cat." demand-
Si Mrs. Frothman, "do you know where
he Is?"
"1 don't know, but I suppose he la
somewhere about."
Mary arose to Institute a search. Hut
Mrs. Frothman called her back.
"What has Peter had to entr
—-mice and—or—tiny bits of
Snakes and —— he eats cockroaches,
too."
) Mrs. Frothman used her smelling
salts.
"Where has he slept?"
"Oh—on the Sclplone's old mat
tress. All their kids had the scarlet
fever on It, but Peter likes to He
there."
Mrs. Frothman hastened Mary upon
the search. She returned shortly with
the cherished object. He had one eye
closed as the result of an encounter
with a rural enemy of his own kind;
he had a swollen Jaw from the same
cause; he had a string collar with a
peach stone charm around his neck in
stead of his dashing scarlet one with
silver bells, which Mary confessed had
been sold to the Junk dealer for movie
money.
"Oh. my poor Peter 1" exclaimed his
mistress, hysterically, but the former
Instead of giving a respectful and sp
preclatlve mew, made a face at her.
Jumped up and bit her ear, worked
himself free. then disappeared over the
fence.
LAUGHED AT SEAL
"Hell-Diver" Refused to Figure
. on Pursuer's Menu. •
Curious Speed Cor,test Reported by
Nature Student, Who Witnessed
the Incident, on Maine Coast.
Seals are quick of movement, and
anyone who has ever watched them
feeding cannot but marvel nt the speed
with which they dart about In the
water and the apparent ease with
which they are able to overtake their
prey, says a Bulletin of the American
Game Protective association, and like
wise there are few duck hunters who
have not had the opportunity of wit
nessing the speed of the grebe, com
monly known as the hell-diver. He
can easily protect himself by diving
and swimming under water, and "light
ning Is slow as compared with the
speed with which a hell-diver sub
merges when he sees the flash of a gun
headed In his direction."
Which of the two is quicker In the
water becomes a nice question, to the
discussion of which Arthur L. Pennl
man contributes the story of a con
test be witnessed on the Maine coast,
In the Penobscot bay region, between
a seal and a pled-bllled grebe, when
each contestant was apparently doing
his best, "the seal looking for his
snipper and the hell-diver intent on
seeing that he didn't make up the
menu."
"While we were engaged in studying
the habits of a fish hawk," Mr. Pennl
man writes, "our attention was at
tracted by a great commotion in the
water off shore. From our blind we
could see that the splashing was
caused by a seal performing the most
curious antics in his attempts to catch
a bird which we later Identified as a
pled-bllled grebe.
"The seal made rapid progress, por
poising in and out of the water in
quick diving leaps und was fast over
hauling the bird, which wns swimming
frantically to escape his pursuer, but.
however, made no attempt to fly. Af
ter a straight-away race of some fifty
yards or more. It seemed as If the
Chase was over, as both bird and seal
disappeared In the same splash as the
seal struck the water. When the
splash subsided we saw that Hie grebe
had cleverly dodged to one side and,
after twisting and turning quickly
around a very small circuit to elude
the seal, he headed straight for shore.
"The bird now began to use Its
wings, and, skittering rapidly over the
water, soon distanced the seal, which
continued the chase until within 'M
feet of the beach, where the water
was no more than knee deep.
"There be sat with his shoulders out
of the water, watching the grebe as
the latter ran along the edge of the
shore. Then, as though he hated to
give up his meal, he slowly pursued
the bird on a parallel course In the t
water, paying not the slightest atten
tion to the men on the beach until he
was frightened off by our intervention j
In the contest."
Developing Guatemala.
President Herrera of Guatemala, has
undertaken to Interest foreign capital
In the development of some 15.000
square miles of unexploited territory
In Guatemala which still awaits the
hand of the pioneer and the invader
to transform it into productive fields.
As the first step he has created a new
department of agriculture with a min
ister In his cabinet and lias appointed
as bead of this department Antonio
Bouscayol.
Both the president and the new min
ister have devoted the main part of
their lives to agricultural development
and are therefore keenly interested In
providing encouragement to the farm
ers and planters. Both realize foreign
Investment must be encouraged to ac
complish this end and believe that
such aid must be expected as a re
sult of diffusion of the knowledge that
Guatemala has a safe and sane govern
ment, Is a fit place to live in and has
much territory as yet undeveloped.
No Two Snowflakes Alike.
For SS years Wilson Ahvyn Bentley
of Jericho. Vt.. has been studying ;
snowflakes. In that time he has made
3,800 photomicrographs of snowflakes
and has found that no two of them
are exactly alike. As a result of his
exhaustive study he firmly believes
that the snow flake Is the most exquis
ite example of nature's art.
His photographs have been Intro
duced Into several universities, and
have also won a niche In the arts and
sciences, as well as being used for
designs in artcraft shops and for
Jewelry designing.
Task for Chemists.
The technical chemists of the world
are asked to solve a very tempting
puzzle. They are told that If they can
only discover how to get It out, there
is to be had from Jerusalem artichokes
a substance which can be turned Into
a sugar sweeter than cane sugar.
The yield per acre of artichokes would
be higher than the yield of beet sugar
per acre of beet, and higher than the
average yield of cane sugar per acre
of cane. Truly nn alluring bait, and
an opportunity to make the land flow,
if not with honey, at any rate with
something not unlike It.
Wheat and the Consumer.
"The mills of the gods grind slowly,"
remarked the ready-made philosopher.
"Yes." replied Farmer Corntossel.
"I reckon If we had to depend on
them, Ho- r.rtce of flour never would
j come down."
THE PULLMAN HERALD
70 GROW OLD GRACEFULLY
Desirable Condition That Greatly De
pend! on One's Habit-, of Mind
Formed In Youth.
The most Inevitable —and one of the
easiestof the things we do Is to grow
old. Yet what a difference there Is In
the way different people do It!
You probably know, for Instance,
some little old lady who, although she
may not be beautiful or brilliant, Is
Just "nice"—which Is apt to mean
that Instead of bossing or scolding, she
tries not to be troublesome or unrea
sonable to those around her. Or rath
er, she does not hnve to try, for It Is
characteristic of elderly human beings
that they seldom try very hard to form
new habits. Youth Is the period of
endeavor, nnd old age of results. This
Is the renson for the futility of young
folks' displeasure at their parents'
"old-fashioned" ideas. Such Ideas nre
fixed; they will not change.
Yet not all elderly people are nge
bound In their thoughts; many can be
tolerant of Innovations, and a few can
even adopt them. Such a flexible con
dition of the elderly mind Is, like the
rigid, Intolerant sort, a product of
earlier life and habits; It Is not likely
to Indicate any particular good or
evil trait In the person possessing It.
If the young man or woman who
feels Impatient at the old folks' no
tions will cease to shrug a shoulder
and exclaim: "I hope I'm not like
that when I'm old," and will turn his
attention to the younger generation,
starting with himself, he Is likely to
do much more for human progress.
When he himself has reached the age
of fixed Ideas his character will de
pend on his previous habits of mind
If he has kept himself free from prej
udice nnd cocksuredness and has been
always willing to learn better ways of
thinking and doing, he will be likely
to remain correspondingly more ration
al with advancing years, and will, In
truth not be "like thnt" when he Is
old. — Pendleton East Oregonlan.
COMMUNAL SPIRIT IN JAPAN
Writer Notes the Fact That Natives
Share Their Sneezes With Strang,
ers on Street Cara.
Japanese do things In public for
which we would ostracize a man or
send him to the lockup. From their
communal spirit which tolerates bath
ing in public together they go to the
other extreme of coming out on their
balconies and clearing their throats
at five o'clock In the morning and ex
pectorating Into the open gutters be
low.
They will hold their fans before
their mouths when talking or yawning,
as do we. but will cough and sneeze
In your face on street cars. And yet.
among the refined, observance of cus
tom Is pathetically beautiful. They
come to celebrate the arrival of the
cherry blossoms by bringing with them
their geisha and their children; they
move In perfect hordes; they go to the
station in masses to see off some
friend or relative and crowd the plat
forms, bowing and bowing and bowing
again as though there weren't a thou
sand strangers passing before them;
they dress, undress, eat, sleep and
drink whisky by the tumblerful on the
trains — yet their Inner lives are as se
cret to one another as they seem to
_c to the foreigner.
It Is as though from behind the
scenes — In which many people "are
more Interested than In the play It
self—the actors bad come, forgetting,
in a moment of absent-mindedness, to
put on their make-up, or had come
upon the street, forgetting to take It
Off.Sydney Greenbie, In "Japan, Real
nnd Imaginary."
Moral Forces.
Above all it Is ever to be kept ln
mind that not by material but by
moral force are men and their ac
tions governed. How noiseless Is
thought! No rolling of drums, no
trump of squadrons, or immeasurable
tumult of baggage wagons, attends
the movement. In what obscure and
sequestered places may the head be
meditating which la one day to be
crowned with more than imperial au
thority; for kings nnd emperors will
be among Its ministering servants; it
will rule not over but In their heads,
and with these its solitary combina
tions of Ideas, as with magic formu
las, bend the world to Its will. The
lime may come when Napoleon hlra
r.elf will be better known for his laws
(han for his battles; and the victory
of Waterloo prove less momentous
than the opening of the first mechan
ic's —Thomas Carlyle.
Sought El Dorado In Vain.
When Sir Walter Raleigh started out
to find his El Dorado he was seeking a
fnbled city whose houses were covered
with sheets of pure gold, and which
was surrounded by hundreds of square
miles of rock so filled with surface
gold that when the sun shone It was as
If a great yellow mirror was blazing as
far as the dazzled eyes could reach.
Raleigh, of course, found nothing that
even came near to such a wonder, and
many a brave gentleman of England
lost his life or his fortune In seeking
the same fabled El Dorado.
The Elite.
"Dr. Pillers seems to be a fashion
able physician."
"I should say so! He has patients
at some of the most expensive health
resorts, in America and a waiting list
of people whose health will give way
as BOOH as they get money enough to
consult him."—Birmingham Age-Her
uld.
CHOOSES "PEN"' AND TOBACCO
Harry Stevenson, aged 23 years,
who pleaded guilty in superior court
Thursday morning to burglary in the
second degree, told Judge McCroskey
that he would prefer to be sent to
the state refarmatory, but if he could
not smoke there he would rather go
to the penitentiary.
Stevenson was arrested on the
charge of having broken Into Krebbs'
cigar store on or about February 25.
He had several articles in his pos
session which had been stolen from
a punch board in the cigar store.
One of the Gillette safety razors had
been sold by Stevenson in Pullman
tor $1. Another $5 razor was found
buried in the ashes in the stove in
his room at Pullman. He had a 21
--jewel watch and other articles from
the punch board in his possession.—
Gazette.
BROKEN AUTOMOBILE
AXLE SOON REPAIRED
Job Can Be Done With Taper
Punch and Piece of Board.
Majority of Accidents Happen In Out.
of-Way Places and Usually Driver
Is Without Necessary Tools
to Make Repairs.
If your automobile's axle, either
right or left, breaks, a quick "get
home" Job can be made with a taper
punch and a piece of board.
Remove the differential case cover,
Insert the punch in the hole to keep it
from turning, and wire the board fast
to the running board and the rear end
of the spring or mud guard, as shown
In the Illustration. The board holds
the axle In. and the punch keeps the
No need to wait for the repair car if
you adopt the above suggestion for
repairing your broken automobile
axle.
axle and Its gear from making the
differential action, thus allowing the
car to be driven home under Its other
axle.
Nine out of ten breakdowns occur
In out-of-the-way places, and usually
the driver Is without the proper tools
or parts to repair the break. By ob
serving other motorists' methods of
emergency repairs you will "not be at
a loss for a solution when your break
down arrives.—P. P. Avery In Popular
Science Monthly.
AUTOMOBILE
Sane driving means safe and eco
nomical driving.
» » *
Do not follow another vehicle too
closely. It might stop suddenly.
THE UNIVERSAL CAB
"The Ford Touring Car"
HERE is the greatest motor car in all the world. Great because there
is more of it in use than of any other car in the world. Great because
that in our demand for a million and a quarter Ford cars this year
fully fifty per cent of that demand is for the Touring Car. Surely every
Ford touring car is a car of great service. You see it wherever you go,
day or night, shine or rain, summer or winter—the ever-faithful Ford Tour
ing Car is delivering service and satisfaction, pleasure and economy, in a
larger measure than falls to the lot of any other one piece of mechanism in
the world.'
We can now deliver Ford cars to you with reasonable promptness. Leave
your orders without delay, if you would be wise. The prudent man carries
his umbrella when it is dry, because any fool can carry one when it rains!
Never forget that right hand to every Ford Touring Car is that ever- : v
dependable and universal "Ford After-Service." Here we are, with the
genuine made Ford parts, Ford mechanics, and Ford equipment, to give
service to Ford cars instantly, so that your car is never out of commission.
MARTIN'S GARAGE
WE DO IT RIGHT THE FIRST TIME
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The New Russell Separators
Are Built of Steel
When you are buying a Threshing Machine, no one wi,
knows the extreme urgency of owning machinery that S
operate all the time, and do the work as it should be di
would thin!.- of such a thing as to try some experiment
. THE OLD RELIABLE RUSSELL LINE offers yon th
m.ichine that, you can depend upon in every way.
First of all, it is the grain that is wanted, and as nearly
all of it as can be gotten. No one who knows RUSSEIT
o/&__s7 ever di "Putes the &rain saving ability. ' But
RUSSELL separators are built sturdy and will give yon «1
most a lifetime of service. There are many of the nil
machines still in the field that have been in service every
year for over twenty years, and they are still as good m
ever. They thresh as much grain as any new machine in
the community. J v
RUSSELL separators are easy to operate, anyone can on
crate them. The year'l92o saw eighteen new' Russell sen
arators delivered from the Pullman agents and not one
single day's service was required, or called for from any
owner. Many of the owners had never operated a machine
before. Every owner is a booster. Talk with some of them
ask them, then let us show you a few more.
THE OLD RELIABLE RUSSELL LINE WILL THRESH
MORE GRAIN AND DO BETTER WORK, WITH LESS
TROUBLE, AND LAST MUCH LONGER.
When in Spokane, we cordially invite you to look over
the new RUSSELL. ' * •
FALLQUIST BROS.
Agents
PULLMAN, WASH.
The A. H. Averill Machine Co.
SPOKANE, WASH.
IHE HERALD PRINTS THE NEWS
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