by Barbara Kerr
Thomas Trotwood Bimey,
sprawled on the table at
his father's elbow. He was
encaged In printing some
thing which be carried
about with him. "It's an
awful hard job, ain’t it,
daddyT But I guess gentle-
<n»n* has to do It anyway, don't we?”
“What's that. Sir Thomas?" asked
his father, glancing up from his book.
“Why, the New Year res-o-lution
thing." answered Tommy as he labo
riously put on some finishing touches.
“Pretty big word, that. What about
“Yep, but then I don't say It much.
It’a sort of like a bet. You bet you do
or you bet you don’t. An' I'm going to
bet I do.” And Tommy closed his book
on a little fat finger and climbed on
his father's knee.
"And what is it yon’re betting you'll
do, Busterkins?" smiled his father,
rumpling up the boy's brown curls.
The child was unusually serious; he
looked intently at his father. “I’m
going to see about getting a lady for
Our home, daddy. I'm so tired being
wlvout one. I—l want a muvver, dad
dy—a muvver is so handy.” And try
as he might to make his declaration
very matter of fact, Tommy-Trot’s
chin quivered and he hid his face on
his father's shoulder.
Mr. Birney laid aside bis pipe and
for a full long minute said nothing.
“So that’s your New Year’s resolution,
Engaged In Printing Something.
is It, old man, to get as a lady for our
home?" He somehow could not say
the word mother lightly, though it had
been five long years since Tommy's
mother died. “It would be nice. Have
you found any one, spoken to any one
“I'd like to hove the lady wiv the
shiny eyes that takes me to school
mornings,” admitted Tommy. “I asked
her once was she a muvver, and she
said no. Just only a little boy's aunt.
I spect she's so busy being a aunt that
she wouldn’t have any time to be a
muvver," and the child sighed deject
edly. “I wlsht you'd ask her daddy.
“Why, I don't know Miss Woodhurn,
old man." The father smiled a little
ruefully as he remembered that he had
thought to strike up an acquaintance
through the child, but Miss Woodburn
had coldly repulsed him. though she
had long been a fast friend of Tom
my's, stopping for him to slip his hand
into hers, as she hurried to her school
room, which was in the same building
aa the kindergarten. “I think we have
pretty good times together, after all.
Shall daddy be the bear tonight?"
“I'm most afraid I’m sick, daddy,"
murmured the boy; “I spect I’d better
go to bed."
Mr. Birney gathered Tommy-Trot up
solicitously and prepared him for bed.
"I wlsht your lap fitted me better,
daddy. I'm going to get the New Tear
lady’s lap to fit like Benny Jones’
mower’s does,” complained the child,
The next morning Miss Grace Wood
burn slackened her pace, expecting
Tommy to come running as usual, then
she retraced her steps, walking slowly
past the house. The door swung open
and Mr. Birney, coatless, an apron
tied about his neck, frantically ex
plained that Tommy-Trot was very
sick with the croup, that the doctor
was trying to get a nurse, but he
feared the child would die before they
could get help, as the woman who kept
their cottage was away.
Fortunately Miss Woodburn had
taken a first-aid course; also. In her
strenuous business of being an aunt,
she had helped to take little Nephew
Peter through a very severe attack of
croup. She knew that every minute
was precious. She began drawing off
her gloves and unfastening her wraps
as she hastened after Mr. Birney. She
telephoned her assistant to take her
place till farther orders, then reached
oat her hand for the apron. Lovingly
heat over Tommy-Trot, who held
Hail and Farewell
FAREWELL TO THE OLD
Old Year, thy life is well-nigh spent.
Thy feet are tottering and slow,
Thy hoary head with age is bent,
The tine is here for thee to go;
Already in the frozen snow
A lonely grave is made for thee;
The winds are chanting dirges low.
Upon the land and on the sea.
Old Year, thou wert a friend to some—
To some thou wert of worth untold,
Thy days were blessings, every one.
More precious far than shining gold:
But unto others, thou a foe
Did prove thyself—an enemy.
Relentless as the chains of woe—
As ruthless as the maddened sea.
Some will rejoice to know thee dead.
Others will mourn thee as a friend;
Some will look back on thee with dread.
Others their praises to thee lend;
I neither offer praise nor blame,
Old Year, for what you brought to me,
For unto me both joy and pain
Your active hands gave lavishly.
Thy solemn death-hour draws a-nigh—
And hark! I hear thy funeral knell
Slow pealing through the darkened sky—
Farewell, Old Year—farewell, farewell!
HAIL TO THE NEW
Hail! hail! to thee, O virgin year!
Not yet a day’s length on thy throne, —
Thou with the merry eyes and clear
And joyous voice of dulcet tone:
Hail! hail! to thee, thou strong of limb;
Our praise is thine, O youthful king,
For thou art pure of woe and sin.
Thy young hands yet but blessings bring.
The monarch who is laid away
Within the catacomb of years
Was harsh and ruthless in his day—
Seemed less to love our joys than tears;
We look for blessings manifold,
New Year, from thy pure sinless hand,'
We trust thy heart will ne’er grow cold
Toward us—and our Native Land.
Bring healing to the hearts now sore
From wounds the cruel Old Year made;
The veil of peacefulness draw o’er
The woes at each heart-threshold laid:
We cannot love a tyrant king!
Our hearts refuse to loyal be
To one who takes delight to fling
Upon our hearts keen misery!
Be kind to us—that we may say.
When comes the time for thee to go;
“O darling year, we grieve to-day.
Because we all have loved thee so!”
out his hand to her; deftly she
smoothed hla pillow, asking quick
questions as to doctor’s orders '-and
showing the bewildered father how to
follow them, all the time talking in
soothing, comforting little sentences
to the child. “We’re good pals, aren't
we. Tommy? And we’re going to have
some awfully good times together,
aren't we? And will you make a bar
gain with me? When my little Peter
kins was sick he did just what I want
ed him to do. Will you do that, dar
ling? If you will you maj' call me
Aunt Grace, just as he does. Will you,
“Rawer call you muvver," whis
pered the chiid hoarsely.
The color flooded Miss Woodburn’s
face, but with a little life hanging in
the balance there was no time to hesi
tate. “All right, little man, it’s a bar-
"Rawer Call You Muvver."
gain and you'll take the bad medicine
just as if it were good.”
Patiently she worked, sending the
grateful father flying on errands, or
telephoning the doctor to ask for fuller
directions. No man has any concep
tion of a woman's resourcefulness till
he sees her trying to save the life of
some one dangerously ill. Mr. Thomas
Blrney watched, fascinated, the move
ments of this highly competent young
woman who seemed never to give him
a thought except to order him about.
Noon came— the afternoon was almost
spent before the child was sleeping
calmly in her arms, the crisis passed.
“We re won r she announced to the
THE CHEYENNE REPORT).
father, “and if you will get me a glast
of hot milk I will be very grateful. '
“I’m ashamed not to have though!
of that myself.” he told her remorse
fully as he hurried to obey. When he
returned she tried to dispatch him to
get himself something to eat.
“I’d rather not," he assured her; “I
do not think I could eat. I only want
to make you understand how much I
appreciate what you have done for me
and Tommy-Trot. We’ll be your de
voted slaves from now on and Tom
my’s father will run him a close race,
“It was mighty fortunate that 1 re
membered that I had promised to stop
for him,” she said quietly. “But I think
now that you had better get your din
ner at once and then I will run home
for mine when you return.” Her tone
brooked no argument, although Mr.
Birney much preferred to look at the
picture of her holding his sleeping
child than to eat.
Shortly after Miss Woodburn had
her dinner Mr. Birney, in distress, tele
phoned that Tommy had awakened
and was crying hysterically for her.
Would she come and stay a little while
and get him to take one more dose of
medicine? Hastily putting on her
wraps. Miss Woodburn started for the
Birneys’, taking with her an old nurse
who she knew* would stay with Tommy
for the night.
“You pwomised me!” he wailed.
“You shan’t go back to Peter; I’ll
Abashed, but smiling. Miss Wood
burn soothed the child, who clung to
her till she assured him over and over
again that she would return in the
morning, and Mrs. Brown would stay
till she came back. When Tommy-Trot
was finally quieted for the night, Mr.
Birney Insisted on taking Miss Wood
burn home, and it seems that most of
the time was spent in telling her about
his family and his prospects, as though
he felt It necessary that she should be
thoroughly acquainted with his biog
raphy. Next day he made the ac
quaintance of her father and repeated
the story and much more about him
self and Tommy-Trot. And as Tommy
soon learned the way to the Wood
burns* also the neighbors are wonder
ing whose courtship Is the most
ardent, Mr. Blrney's or Tommy-Trot's.
But certain It la that Miss Grace
Woodburn la to be the New Year lady
in the Birney home.
(Copyright, I9t». by McClure Newspaper
U. S. SAILORS
HELD IN MEXICO
CARRANZA IS WARNED BY LANS
ING IN NOTE BENT TO
OUTRAGES MUST CEASE
TWO SAILORS ARREBTED AND
HELD IN JAIL AT
W *>.«•? *ru New Hamper Union New* Service.
Washington, Dec. 28. —The attitude
of tin? Mexican authorities in the cases
of the two American sailors who are
held in restraint at Mazatlan, and of
Frederick Hugo, the manager of a ha
cienda in Couhuila recently held for
ransom by Villi.stas, has renewed ten
sion in the Mexican situation, which
was brought almost to the verge of a
break in the Jenkins ease.
Secretary Lansing received a report
from the American consul general at
Mazatlan that neither of the American
sailors has been released although
they have been in custody many days.
Secretary (musing has directed the
American embassy to take up the mat
ter of the arrest of the sailors with
the Carranza government and at the
same time directed our embassy in the
Mexican capital to renew the request
that “every possible step” be taken to
arrest the bandits who kidnaped Hugo
and hold him for ransom in Couhuila.
The State Department officially an
nounced its attitude in a statement is
sued by direction of Secretary Lansing
in connection with the Hugo case
which contained this significant sen
tence : •
“The embassy lias been instructed to
insist to the Mexican foreign office
that such outrages shall not be re
The statement authorized by Secre
tary Lansing follows:
-The Deportment of State lms in
structed the American embassy at
Mexico City to renew request that ov
oiry posiblc step lie taken to arrest tin*
bandits who kidnaped Frederick Hugo,
manager of the hacienda Las Itucias,
near Musqui/., in Couhuila, recently,
and held him for ransom and the em
bassy lias been instructed to insist to
tlie Mexican foreign office that such
outrages shall not he repeated.
•The department's information is
that Hugo was released upon agree
ment that within twelve days he would
pay a ransom of $1,900, and that there
were taken from ranches owned by
Americans approximately ' 100,000
pesos, 148 horses and a large supply of
“The department, lias been advised
that while there were only 400 of the
bandits engaged in the attack on Mux
quiz the Mexican federal force of about
750 men and six machine guns located
less than forty miles distant took no
steps to relieve Masquiz.
“The Mexican federal forces were
under command of Generals Kicatit
and Peraldin, according to the depart
ment’s information shortly after the
attack took place, and those forces did
not attempt to go into Musquiz until
after the Villistas evacuated the town."
Restrained from Working Mines.
Minot, S. D. —District Judge Frank
A. Fisk granted a permanent Injunc
tion to eleven operators of coal mines
in northwest Dakota restraining the
state from interfering with the opera
tion of these mines. The judge de
clared that the action of Governor Fra
zier and Adjutant General Frazier in
seizing and attempting to operate lig
nite mines was unconstitutional.
Allies Let Italy Keep Fiume.
Paris. —Gabriele d’Aniitmzio is re
ported to have abandoned eommund
at Fiume, according to a dispatch re
ceived here from Koine. The dis
patch adds that tin* poet-soldier is on
the high sens. Premier Nitti. address
ing the Chamber in Koine, announced
tlint Italy had the friendly consent, if
not the complete adhesion, of France
and Great Britain on the Fiume ques
tion. Tlie proposal made to the allies
with regard to Flume, the premier
added, was the minimum. He said the
govern men t recently hud asked the
regular and irregular forces to retire
from tlie town.
Reopen Mexican Silver Mines.
Kt Paso, Tex.—Change* in Mexican
laws allowing exportation of silver
will result in two of the biggest mines
In Chihuahua being reopened after
Jan. 1, it was announced here by F.
L Cunningham, an owner of one. The
mines had been closed for several
Government Must Show Cause.
Washington.—Tlie Supreme Court
ordered .the government to show
cause, Jan. 5, why original proceed
ings should not he instituted by the
state of Rhode Island and New Jer
sey retail liquor dealers to have de
termined the constitutionality of the
national prohibition constitutional
amendment. Tlie court recessed until
Jan. 5 without handing down uu opin
ion on the constitutionality sections
of the Volstead prohibition enforce
ment act affecting the alcoholic con
tent of beer.
Sherman's March to the Sea.
On November 10, In 1804, General
Sherman begun his march from Atlan
ta to the sea. The purpose of the
march was to go through Georgia from
Atlanta to Savannah, cutting a swath
00 miles wide, thereby splitting the
Confederacy and destroying the great
source of supply of the Southern army.
The troops. 00,000 In number, .lived on
the country through which they passed.
There was little bloodshed through
out the march, but the area through
which the army passed was utterly
denuded. Railroads, crops, factories,
horses, clothing—everything—was ap
propriated or destroyed.
Important to Mothoro
Examine carefully every bottle of
CASTORIA, that famous old remedy
for infants and children, and see that it
In Use for Over 80 Years.
Children Cry for Fletchers Oastoria
Microeline is a variety of feldspar,
characterized by cleavages at. right
angles to one another. It bus a vitre
ous luster and is white to cream-yel
low in color, and sometimes red or
green. 'Hie beautiful green varieties
are known as Amazon stone and tire
occasionally cut for semiprecious
stones. The ordinary microeline. which
is found both as crystals and in masses
in granitic rocks, is of common oc
currence; excellent specimens are!
found at. Magnet Grove. Ark.
GREEN’S AUGUST FLOWER.
Constipation invites other troubles
which come speedily unless quickly
checked and overcome by Green’s
August Flower which is a gentle laxa
tive, regulates digestion both in
stomach and intestines, cleans and
sweetens the stomach and alimentary
canal, stimulates the liver to secrete
the bile and Impurities from the blood.
It is a sovereign remedy used in many
thousands of households all over the
civilized world for more than hulf a
century by those who have suffered
with indigestion, nervous dyspepsia,
sluggish liver, coining up of food, pal
pitation, constipation and other in
testinal troubles. Sold by druggists
and dealers everywhere. Try a bottle,
take no substitute. —Adv.
Record Pecan Crop.
San Saba, Texas, has won national
reputation the home of the paper
shell pecan. This season has been par
ticularly adapter! to this species of
food ami 11)111 will go down in history
as the banner year for San Snba
pecans. A conservative estimate gives
the present crop as 50 or 60 carloads.
The product from a single tree Is
selling for $45 per tree unthrashed,
while the retail value is from 17 cents
to 25 cents per pound. Many of the
trees have an average of 800 pounds.
One buyer lias contracted for 350,000
Circumventing the Barrage.
Mrs. Newedd —John, we’ll have to
have a speaking tube from the dining
room to the kitchen.
Mrs. Newedd —Well, I must get some
way of talking to the cook without
iiaving her throw dishes at me.—Bos
ton Evening Transcript.
The prices of cotton and linen have
been doubled by the war. Lengthen
their service by using Red Cross Bag
Blue in the laundry. All grocers, sc.
A Fast Thinker.
“This long, dark liair on your coat,
“Oh —er —a horsehair, my ovo.”
“Most likely! And no doubt you
got It in an automobile?"
“Exactly, my dear. The seat cover
ing was worn through and some of the
stuffing came out." —Birmingham Age
Cuticura for Pimply Faces.
To remove pimples and blackheads
smear them with Cuticura Ointment.
Wash off In five minutes with Cuti
cura Soap and hof water. Once clear
keep your skin clear by using them for
dally toilet purposes. Don’t fall to In
clude Cuticura Talcum.—Adv.
A War Sufferer.
Tin* finest —It’s awful to think of
the suffering caused by the war.
Tin* Porter —I*ll say so. Take me.
rinstnncc. I was in vaudeville with
a swell monologue in German dialect,
hut T couldn’t get a bookin’ during tin*
war an* bad to take this Job.
Mult Be One or the Other.
“That gentleman who just entered
is a free thinker."
“Oh. indeed! Is he a bachelor or a
widower?” —Philadelphia Record.
Often it is found that the patient
Is bluffing when the doctor calls.
SAFE* GENTLE REMEDY
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Weariness. a sleeplessness. nerrous
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Often Caused by
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You need the help that EATONIC can give
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MASTER OF ART OF BLUFF
Indianapolis Youth Had Provided Him*
self With Material for Emergency
He Had Foreseen.
Two Indianapolis girls, who are very
clone chums, always share confident I *'?*
about their respective admirers. Now
Alice lias one, who is much given
fits of temper, during which lie al
ways bitls lier an eternal farewell and
gives lier back all her little gifts. ho>
the next day, or at the most a few
days Inter, he again visits her and
makes peace overtures.
The other girl had long listened
sympathetically to him whenever she
happened to be along during a quar
rel. But tbe other evening she lis
tened to one which really amused lier.
And when the young tnan dramatically
tore up a poem he had written t**
Alice she almost laughed.
The next morning she did rcpbr
laugli when slit; retraced her steps of
the night before and found Just what
she had expected—blank pieces of pa
per. The man had provided himself
with a folded paper, exactly like th**
one on which was the poem he prized
so highly, and had it ready for just
such an emergency as this one. “Well,
this heats even crocodile tears,” ejacu
lated the girl, as she viewed tht? torn
“I hear that the cook Subbubs mnr
i letl lias It ft him.”
“Yes; force of habit.”
Tenderfoot —Isn’t It great to be woP?
First-Class Scout —Yes. Especially
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The healing oil aoake into the cells aw
lining of the kidneys and drives out
the poisons. New life and health win
surely follow. When your normal vigor
has been restored continue treatment
for a while to keep yourself in condi
tion and prevent a return of the dis
Don't wait until you are incapable of
fighting. Start taking GOLD MEDAL
Haarlem Oil Capsules today. . Tear
druggist will cheerfully refund year
money if yon are not satisfied with
re suite. Bat be sure to gat the original
imported GOLD MEDAL and accept ns
subatitutea. In three rinse.Baalsd
packages. At al drag sCSesa.
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