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Pain, Pain
Intensive Practice.
Examiners of candidates In Massa
i chusetts for licenses to drive motor
E cars have been telling their experi
I ences with applicants. One of the
t strangest tales was that of a novice
I who showed a skill In backing and
I turning that would have done credit
I to a seasoned taxi chauffeur..
I applicant, however, was extremely
I timid in his straightaway driving.
I This led the examiner to ask the ap
I plicant how many miles he had driven
I ids car. "Ninety,", the other replied.
I "Where did you drive mostly?" the ex
I aminer asked, as the car continued its
I serpentine course down the boulevard.
I "Well, you see, I thought I ought not
I to go out on the streets without a 11
I cense, so I practiced nights and morn
I ings in the back yard."—Christian Sei
I ence Monitor.
Fatal to Friendship.
"Mr. Wadlelgh seems to have few
intimate friends."
"It's his own fault."
"Why so?"
"He's always been lending
ranging from $10 to $50 to people who
talk as if they would die of chagrin
if they owed him money longer than
24 hours, and then proceed to make
It a lifetime obligation."—Birmingham
"Why did the Arab fold up his ten
and silently steal away?"
"I suppose," said the. camper, "it
was the same old story. The mosqui
toes got to be too much for him."
Drops of Water in Fog.
A dense fog contains anywhere
from 20,000 to a million droplets per
cubic Inch, according to the size of
the droplets.
Does one obey his own rules any
better than men obey the laws of their
Judge not your neighbor; he may
be on the jury when it is your turn
to face the judge.
Why should you follow
a crooked path ?
Often a cowpath has been allowed to become
a village street, and as the village expanded,
tradition has made the winding way an expres
sion, of a cow's will
Habit is always forging chains to enslave us,
so that what has been found bearable by the
fathers is accepted by the sons.
Who cannot recall the coffee-pot Mother put
on the stove early in the morning, warning us
not to let it boil over?
As children, we were not permitted to drink
tea or coffee, because it would stunt our growth
or make us nervous and irritable. When older,
however, we craved a hot drink with meals, and
custom gave us our tea or coffee.
Finally upon the instructions of the doctor,
Mother gave up her tea and coffee. But that
meant nothing in our young lives. Our vitality
was then strong enough to throw off any ill effects.
But our time came, and we learned by ex
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When we had it for breakfast it put our nerves
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we tossed about in wakefulness most of the night.
And then we found Postum, a pure cereal
beverage, free from the harmful drug, caffeine, in
tea and coffee. We liked the rich, satisfying flavor
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many of our neighbors had made the same dis
covery—had learned the value of "health first.'*
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made instantly in the cup by the addition of boiling water.
Postum Cereal (in packages of larger bulk, for those who
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made by boiling for 20 minutes. Sold by all grocers.
Postum for Health

"There's a Reason

Tiny Boy a Deputy Sheriff.
Youngest deputy sheriff in the his
tory of California is Richard Head
lick, four years old, just appointed to
the office of the law by Sheriff Trae
Wearing a shiny new badge, with
his chest inflated to proportions that
threatens his waist buttons, Richard
is the newest enemy of crime to be
added to the sheriff's force.
In making the appointment Sheriff
Traeger followed a new line in the
policy behind the rigorous campaign
against criminals and deeds without
the law. Believing that the law in
spires respect through its visible pres
ence, he decided to choose a juvenile
deputy as a means of impressing upon
the younger minds of the community
a feeling of confidence and admiration
for the government.
So Richard, a Los Angeles product,
juvenile swimming champion of the
Pacific coast, and well known as a
child star of the screen, was chosen
for the office.—Los Angeles Express.
Success and Failure.
"I met Barrie," said an editor, "at
a dinner party In London. What a big
head he's got, to be sure!
" 'Sir James,' I said nervously, toy
ing with the stem of my wine glass, '1
suppose. Sir James, that some of your
plays do better than others? They are
not all successes, I imagine?'
"Darrie leaned his big head on its
little thin neck toward me. His sau
i.erlike eyes twinkled.
" 'No,' he said, 'some Peter out and
some Pan out.' '*
"Why all this stuff about Henry
VIII?" "I dunno. We've got plenty ol
newer scandals."
When a man falls into an errot
he is likely to be more or less injured
in his descent.
Eternity is the distance between sun
rise and sunset.
Gratitude has good eves
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Condensation by
Henry T. Schnittkind, Ph. D.
The majority of Sir Walter Scott'«
were published anonymously.
"Waverley" appeared in 1814, and not
until 1827 waa It formally acknowl
edged that Scott was the author of
The Waverley Novels. A few Edin
burgh friends
were always In the
secret and year by year the circle of
those who knew was widened. But to
and thousands of rapt
the author remained «The
Even theme who
Great Unknown."
actually knew Scott to be the author
were aometlmea puzzled. He Md offl
clal law duties which he did not shirk |
he appeared la aodttr more than many
bu.y meat each year hla name
»1er tied to ao many article, and review,
that It seemed Incredible that he conld
*nd time for anything else.
The explanation lay la Scott's ability
to concentrate. He knew what he
wanted to any and he spent little time
hunting for phrases or polishing hla
sentence«. There la a familiar anecdote
of a visitor to Edinburgh, dining with
convivial frlenda and looking ont of a
window at a hand which went back
and forth, back and forth, across sheets
of paper,
host. .
It waa perhaps a diligent clerk. «No,
boya," hla frlead replied, "I well know
whose hand It la—'tls Walter Scott's."
Sometimes Scott waa ao racked by
pain that he could not write. "The
Bride of Lammermoor" and "Ivanhoe"
were dictated while the author
suffering so Intensely from cramp, that
between sentence, he screamed aloud
In agony. Bat when he was begged to
atop and rest, he
Willie, only see that the
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"It never atop«," said his
. "It 1« the aame every
The visitor suggested that
« ss
severed, "Nay,
doors are
L ET us for a few thrilling minutes
transport ourselves to Scotland
in 1745, when Its Highland for
ests teemed with the caves of robbers
and its moors resounded with the
shouting of the chieftains as they bat
tled to restore the exiled house of
Stuart to the throne, then occupied by
King George II.
Are you ready? Then let us join the
handsome young English officer, Ed
ward Waverley. He is about to visit
the cavern of the Highland robber,
Donald Bean Lean, little dreaming of
the maze of adventures Into which this
visit will lead him. Waverley is enjoy
ing a furlough at the Scottish Lowland
mansion of the eccentric, garrulous and
lovable baron of Bradwardine. The
baron's seventeen-year-old daughter,
Rose Bradwardine, "with a profusion
of hair of paley gold, and a skin like
the snow of her own mountain in white
ness," has fallen in love with Waver
ley, who, however, finds her tender at
tentions too tame for his poetic imagi
nation. It is his ambition to explore
the wild regions of romance, and for
tunately an opportunity presents Itself.
The baron's cattle, having been stolen
by the robber Donald Bean Lean, are
restored through the interposition of
the baron's friend, the powerful High
land chieftain, Fergus Maclvor. The
chieftain's lieutenant, Evan Dhu Mac
combich, invites Waverley to visit Don
ald Bean Lean's den. After a journey
throughout Lowland glen and brae,
over Highland lake and forest, they ar
rived at the cavern, where Waverley
spends an Interesting night in the pres
ence of Donald Bean Lean and his com
pany of robbers, who come singly or In
groups, each cutting with his dirk a
slice of flesh from a carcass suspended
in the cave, broiling the steak and
washing It down with draughts of un
diluted whisky. A buxom Highland
lass, the robber's daughter, takes care
of this romantic den.
The next morning Evan Dhu Mao
comblch induces Waverley to visit the
Highland mansion of his master, Fer
gus Maclvor. whose handsome face
"resembles a smiling summer's day In
which, however, one can detect signs
that it may thunder and lighten before
evening." His love for his beautiful
and accomplished sister. Flora Mac
lvor, is equaled only by his ambition
to restore the exiled Stuart family to
the throne.
Fergus entertains Waverley at a plo
turesque banquet attended by hun
dreds of the clansmen of Maclvor.
After the banquet Flora asks Waverley
to meet her In her favorite haunt near
a cascade. As Edward approached the
waterfall, "the sun, now stooping in
the west, seemed to add more than hu
man brilliancy to the full expressive
darkness of Flora's eyes. Edward
thought he had never, even In his wild
est dreams, imagined a picture of such
exquisite loveliness."
Conscious of her charms in this
"Eden in the wilderness," Flora sings
to him a stirring martial song which
she accompanies on a small Scottish
harp, the melody blending harmonious
ly with the sound of the waters of the
cataract Waverley, bewitched by her
loveliness, proposes to Flora, who
pi-omptly rejects him.
Disappointed, but not discouraged,
Waverley gladly accepts an Invitation
to remain at Fergus Maclvor's mansion
for a few days. While attending a
stag-hunt he sustains an injury which
keeps him in bed for some time. On
fc'.s recovery he Is both astonished and
Incensed to lenrn that the colonel of
his ivgiment has reduced him to the
ranks for "absence without leave." His
anger is aggravated by a letter from
bis fntlier who, through a political
blunder, has lost a high position In the
court of King Georg*. At the samn
time, too, Rose Bradwardine writes t*
him that her father, the baron, has
been obliged to flee in order to escape
arrest for his adherence to the cause
of the exiled Stuarts.
Despite these apparent acts of In
justice Waverley remains loyal to King
George and decides to return home. On
the way to England, however, he is
rested and charged with desertion and
treason. Knowing himself to be inno
cent, he is mystified at this turn of af

What plot has been batched
against him and by whom? His stupe
faction Increases when he is rescued
by a band of Highlanders. Who are
these Highlanders? And why do they
Interest themselves In him? These and
similar questions perplex his bewil
dered senses.
Wounded during the rescue, he is
nursed back to health in a peasant's
hut by a young girl, who always man
ages to make her escape whenever he
tries to catch a glimpse of her. When
his health Is restored the Highlanders
take him to Edinburgh, where he
meets his friends, Fergus Maclvor and
the baron of Bradwardine, among the
Insurgents who are making an attempt
to recover the throne for their gallant
leader, the exiled Prince Charles Ed
ward. Waverley now feels compelled
to join this army.
Just before enlisting, Waverley tries
once more to win Flora's love, but Is
again repulsed. He therefore throws
himself heart and soul Into the cause
of the young prince.
The army is about to engage In its
first battle. The sun has just risen.
The rocks, and the very sky Itself, "re
sound with the clang of the bagpipes."
The mountaineers rouse themselves
with the hum and bustle of a multitude
of bees, arming and ready to swarm
out of their hives.
The Insurgents win the battle and
Waverley captures a brave English of
ficer, who remains alone beside his
cannon after the others have fled. This
officer turns out to ba a certain Colonel
Talbot, an old friend of the house of
Waverley, whom Edward has never
met before. Colonel Talbot has left an
Invalid wife in order to find Waverley
and to Induce him to return home,
since his conduct has put the entire
Waverley family Into danger.
When Edward learns that Colonel
Talbot's Imprisonment Is likely to cost
the life of his sick wife he obtains the
colonel's release. In return for this
kindness Colonel Talbot promises to
Intercede with the English king In Wa
verley's behalf. The way for such a
plea has fortunately been paved by the
revelation of some of the mysteries at
tending the arrest of Waverley for de
sertion and treason. By means of a
packet of letters, which Donald Bean
Lean's daughter has slipped Into Ed
ward's baggage, he learns that her fa
ther, the Highland robber, being in the
service of Prince Charles Edward, and
wishing to gain favor In his eyes, has
concocted a plot whereby the British
government was led to believe that
Waverley was a traitor, thereby forc
ing him Into the army of the Insurgent
prince. Only one question now re
mains unexplained. Who was the girl
that nursed him during his fever in the
peasant's hut?
Before the solution Is found to this
question, the Insurgent army is totally
defeated, Fergus Maclvor is captured,
the prince escapes, and Waverley, who
Is now also a fugitive, pays a secret
visit to the mansion of the Baron of
Bradwardine, for he is anxious to learn
about the fate of some of his friends.
He finds the baron In hiding lu that
self-same hut where he had been
nursed during his fever. Here he
learns that it was Rose Bradwardine
who nursed him. It was Rose, also,
who had paid Donald Bean Lean with
her mother's jewelry In order to Induce
him to rescue Waverley after his arrest
for treason. Overcome with gratitude
for such devotion, Edward asks the
baron of Bradwardine for his daugh
ter's hand. He can now marry her In
security ; for, thanks to the kindness of
Colonel Talbot and other Influential
Englishmen, both he and the baron j
It takes the loquacious baron an '
hour to tell Rose of Edward's love for
her. It takes Edward just five minutes j
to convince her of It.
Their happiness would now be com- [
plete hut for the sad fate of Fergus
Maclvor, who has been condemned to
death. He faces the executioner un
flinchingly, expressing no regret for his
fate, but only the hope that "they will
set my head on the Scotch gate, that I
may look, even after death, to the blue
hills of my own country, which I love
so dearly.
With this shadow ,to xnar the sun
shine of their happiness, Edward and ,
Thus we come to the end of the to
mantic tale, and we must again return
to the drab reality of our everyday ex
istence. But before so doing let us, to
gether with Flora Maclvor, who has
joined the Scottish Benedictine nuns
in Paris, bid the happy couple good
have been pardoned.
Rose are married.
luck and adieu !
Copyright, 1919. by the Post Publishing
Co. (The Boston Post). Copyright in the
United Kingdom, the Dominions, Its Col- ]
onies and dependencies, under the copy- |
right act, by the Post Publishing Co.,
Boston, Mass., U. S. A. All rights re
The Chinese have a kitchen god
which Is supposed to go to the Chinese ;
heaven at the beginning of each year 1
to report upon the private life of the
families under his care.
Kitchen God a Spy.
Make the Sun Work.
Sea water will be pumped by elec
tricity and evaporated by the sun at a
new plant that Is expected to supply
New Zealand with almost Its entire re
quirements of salt.
Detective Stories
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Copyright by Th» Wh«»l.r Syndicate. Inc.
HERE was as little doubt that
Lord Herbert Laurence Sheffield
belonged to the nobility as there
was about his nationality—and that
was apparent immediately from his
monocle and his spats. Every shop
keeper along the Via Shlaia in Naples
knew his lordship, and every one of
them admitted that a more repre
sentative member of the British aris
tocracy had never visited Italy.
Lord Herbert was not only lavish
with his money, bat it was whispered
around the Grand Hotel dl Napoli that
his daughter, Sylvia, soon was to be
married to one of the richest mep In
Therefore when the English noble
man wandered Into the establishment
of the largest jeweler in Naples some
two months after his arrival In the
city and asked to be shown some dia
mond necklaces, there was an Immedi
ate scurry to wait upon him. Finally
the proprietor himself requested Lord
Herbert to come into his private of
fice while he took from the safe a
necklace valued at 450,000 francs, the
property of a client who was in finan
cial straits.
"I would like to purchase something
to give my daughter for a wedding
present," explained the Englishman,
and the jeweler nodded, for the rumors
of the engagement had already reached
his ears. "I'm afraid, though," con
tinued his lordship, "that this neck
lace is a little more expensive than I
can afford at the moment. I don't
doubt its value, but I'll have to have a
little time to think It over."
"Certainly," agreed the Jeweler. "I
will be pleased to hold it as long as
you wish and, should you desire to
see and examine It again, I will be
very glad to bring it to the hotel at
y,our convenience."
"That would be excellent," assented
the visitor, "but I naturally do not
wish my daughter to know anything
about the transaction. The whole mat
ter is to be a surprise to her."
A few days later, in response to
Lord Sheffield's request, the Jeweler
took the necklace to the Grand hotel
and found the Englishman alone in
the room. After a very careful ex
amination of the diamonds terms were
agreed upon and Lord Sheffield had
just produced his letter of credit from
his wallet when a girl's voice was
heard In the corridor, just outside the
"My daughter 1" exclaimed the Eng
lishman. "She mustn't know any
thing about this," and he swept the
necklace and the wallet into the draw
er of the desk before which he sat. A
moment later Sylvia Sheffield came in
and announced that her father's tailor
had arrived and wished to see him at
once. Excusing himself with the state
ment that he would be back very
shortly, Lord Herbert left the room
and his daughter followed him Imme
When half an hour had passed the
Jeweler began to wonder what was de
taining ids client, but he didn't worry
in the least because his necklace and
his lordship's wallet were there in the
drawer of the desk, right under his
hand. The transaction involved too
much money to warrant any Impa
tience, so It was not until two hours
had slipped by before the jeweler rang
for the hotel clerk and requested to
know what was detaining Lord Shef
"His lordship and Miss Sylvia left
the hotel nearly two hours ago," was
the reply. "They had received a cable
gram from England."
Sensing that he had been robbed, the
Jeweler tugged at the drawer of the
desk only to find that it was locked,
but a moment's examination of the
j next room sufficed to show that the
wall against which the desk
' placed had been pierced and that the
whole procedure had been a plot to
j lift the necklace and make a quick
detectives in Naples, was Immediately
placed In charge of the case and tele
graphed to Rome to have the pair
rested. Sheffield, anticipating such a
move, had planted two confederates In
the capital, and by the time that the
police had found that their alibi
Ironclad the real criminals were well
lowed one of the longest chases In
, continental detective history.
Finally, after more than eight
months, he located them in London,
only to be met by the downright denial
of the Englishman that he had ever
used the name of Sheffield or had ever
been in Naples. He accounted for his
possession of a number of unset dia
monds by the statement that he had
bought them in the Argentine and ex
hibited a bill of sale covering the
! getaway.
Lvigi Bonfl, one of the shrewdest
v- ai
on their way northward. Then fol
| ... ._, _. , , .
shipped out a jeweler s magnifying
£«ass and commenced to examine the
To this Bonfi made no reply, but
! diamonds, one by one.
Then, before the Englishman knew
what he was doing, he leaned forward
an d snapped a pair of handcuffs on
; Mm.
1 "Bills of sale," said the Italian de
tective, "are easy enough to forge, but
you can't forge a diamond—and one of
those in your possession has a triangu
lar flaw In precisely the same place
did one of those in the Montori neck
lace !"
"Lord Sheffield" spent the next
twelve years In prison. The girt es
mention this paper when writing firme below.
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Borneo Natives Fond of Beads
The natives of Borneo are the great
bead lovers of the world. In many
instances there are collections of l eads
which have been in one family for cen
turies, and which cannot be bought,
they are so cheristed by the owners.
An examination of these collections
often reveals some precious gems,
which have been cut by the native ar
tisans in bead shape.
Where the Cypress. Grows
The cypress tree grows in swampy
districts in the southeastern section
of the United States. About forty per
cent of the present available supply is
in Louisiana and about twenty-five per
cent in Florida. The remainder is
scattered through the states that bor
der the Atlantic, the Gulf of Mexico
and the lower course of the Mississip
Do Something Worth While
Let all the intervals or void space
of time be employed in prayers, read
ing, meditating, works of nature, rec
reation, charity, friendliness, neighbor
liness, and means of spiritual and cor
poral health. Never walk with any
man, or undertake any trifling em
ployment, merely to pass the time
away.—Jeremy Taylor.


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That Word "Str k
The first use of the word "stii :e,"
is applied to labor troubles, occurred
:i a London newspaper in I '
-epteraber of that year were mi .er
u great -t pp e ol
is references t
tbor In the coal fields, and the win' i
re said to luu e '■struck out ' for h gh
a - wages.—Indianapolis Ke s
Tribute to Agri u't>' i;t
The agricultural popu r n
!ie bravest hu b, a* n, -
lass of citizens
. 'sirnl —Catt.

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