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THE RUNAWAY SUBMARINE
By FRANCIS (Copyright, by Joscuh IS. Howies.) "Did you hear that I'd changed tho Damo (if the Tolly I?" asked Cnpt. Solomon as 1 met him at tho head of tho wharf. "Well, I hev. She's the Submarine now. "Ve see, It wan Just about two months ngo, when 1 was going from I''rleii(l!(hl), Maine, down to New York! Gen'ally I carry a man before the must. Then there'B Hill Clement, tho cook, p.n'l me. Hut on this trip a feller lha. wan going an hand before the masi didn't show up, 80 there was Jest me'n Hill, llowsoniever, we got down Into the Hound all right. It was Hom ers down New London way when the wind Jest flatted out, and the fog tome down thick. "I see 'iwarn't no use trying to do northen' that night, and men' Hill was both of us pretty nigh tuckered out. being short handed so. So I sez to lllll: 'You get up foi'ard and let go anchor and the I'olly 1'. will stay light hero tonight.' " 'Twits about nine o'clock when I was Jest trimming lu the main sheet and tho rattle of the anchor had Jest stopped that 1 heard Hill let out a wreech. It begun like one of them little screeches a woman makes when she sees a mouse, and It kinder welled up an' bust Into a howl like the yell of one of them newfangled Hlren whistles on a tugboat. I rightly Jcdgcd that Hill was scairt, and then I'll confess to you that my hair kind of riz, what there Is of It, for Jest scraping and slumping alongside the old I'olly was the duindest looking thing you ever see. "The monster was moving kind of slow and. at It went scraping along under the (ptarter. Jest abeam of the raliln winder, the lumi4ight fell on its broad and shiny back, and all of a midden 1 see In that black something which I knew never grew on Jonah's whale or the sea serpent either, 'cause 'twas a good, stout. Iron ringbolt. Naturally when I see that ringbolt I "Me'n the Lieutenant Crooked Our Elbows." Knew 'iwarn't no sea serpent, and at the same lime 1 euliatcd that it was probably somethlu' which had got adrift. So I Jest grabbed the slack of the main sheet and Jumped over the Fide on to the back of the critter and took two half hitches through that ring. "Next thing I knew something came wishing through the air and lit, bang, right nlongsido of inc. 1ft had er hit 1 shouldn't liev' been telling you this story now. That's the reason we got a new hatchet, 'cause Hill, thinking tho ecu serpent had got the old man, grabbed the ax we'd been using for the lust half dozen years and let her go. I shouted to him to stop firing und to heave In ou tho sheet, and then we got the thing up alongside and got look at her. "And by the Great .lumping Jehoo klbus! it developed that we'd Jcat nat urally raptured a runaway submarine bout one of the Identical kind that the papers say is going to revolution ize the art of naval warfare. Yes, sir, there she was as sound and Jest as slick as the day Bhe wus built. Wo jest made her fast and waited tor day light. "It seemed a l"ng time, but at last morning come and with tt there romo a breeze that lifted the fog. Fust thing we see, about a mllo off, was one of them tramp Dago steamers. She might hcv' been n Norway boat, but (then, they's all Dagoe3 anyway, or at least they're nil Jest about the sumo. Well, when tho folks on that steamer see us there was great ructions over there. Wo could sec 'cm running 'round and almost hear 'em Jabbering, and then they lowered a boat. "When 1 sea what was going on It came to me In a Hash Jest what had happened. I had rend In the papers about their building submarines for Ttooshy. nnd It was evident enough that this one was Intended to be taken over in that Bteanier,btit the Dagoes, not being much as Bailors anyway, had lost the thing. "Naturally, I Jest fell right bark on my rights as a free-born American cit izen. I hain't been a sailorman for 40 year without knowing International and maritime law, no, sir. Not much, by the Oreat Jehooklbus! I Jest slngB oitt to lllll: 'Hill,' sez I, 'you hustle down below and get me th glorious Klars and Stripes, and it the sams GARDINER time you bring up my grandfather Green's old musket that's down there.' "I ran down, too, and got my silk hat one I always carry, 'cause you nevor know when you're away from homo when you may bo required to put on full dress, so to speak. So I claps the hat on my head and gits out onto the deck of that submarine and Jest fastens tho flag of this free and glorious country to a boat hook and slicks It up on the deck. "When they got near enough I see that there was a chap In the stern who seemed to bo of a different cut from most of them Dagoes. I knot bo was u llooshlau tho minute I set eyes on him. lie hud the same beard that every one of 'em has, Including the czar and all Ihe rest. Of course, I si I ready with the old musket In my hands and tho (lag of freedom flutter lug Just above my Sunday hat. 1 was preimred to repel boarders, but the boat stopped when she was In good hailing distance and the chap In the stern stood up and shouted to me In English. "'Is ze gentleman,' he says, 'that 1 hits ze honor to address, ze captain of ;:e schooner?' "I turns to the Hooshlan and in an swer to his quest Inn 1 says briefly: i be' You see at ihut stag of the game I didn't propose to waste no words and say something I might be sorry for afterward. Thereupon the man lu the bout begins again. " I have ze honor to inform ze cap tain,' he says. '1 have ze honor to In form ze captain I meaning me, you tin derstandl zat ze submarine boat to which ze captain has ma le fast din ing ze night Is In my charge. I present my compliments to ze captain, and re quest, that he Will dcllvulre ze sub marine boat to uio, Its rightful pos sessor.' " "Well, now,' I said, 'I have the hon or to inform you' by Jehooklbus, we can be Just ns polite down In Friend ship, Maine, as any foreigner that over sailed the Seven Seas so I sez to him, I have the honor to Inform you that having foiind the aforesaid submarine derellck on the high seas, I, Solomon I. l'cnbbles, of the town of Friendship, lu the gland old state of Maine, have legally taken possession of the said derellck, and anybody desiring to prove rlalms can do so by appearing before tho proper authorities lu the courts of this great and glorious coun try.' "And then by way of a wind up I Just shouted at him, so that he would know that I knew what 1 was talking about. 'And Cod save the United States of America!' "Then the man In the boat Bpoke once more. " 'Would ze Captain Plhbles nego tiate as between friends without tak ing ze matter Into ze courts?' "Thel's where them foreign chaps has the advantage of us. They're mighty smooth spoken. Of course, he see the game from the start. I met him half-way, but I warn't taking do chances. So I sez to Hill: 'You get aboard this craft and keep the flag a Hying while I receive this gent on the I'olly I'.' "When we'd changed places, I sez to the lloosbian: 'Step aboard,' I sez. and he warn't slow about stepping. I showed him Into the cabin ami we set down, lie begun his little chanty the moment he got aboard, but I stopped him. There warn't going to be iiorthen' Irregular about them nego tiations. " 'Hefore wo proceed,' I sez, '1 must respectfully remind you thet yo didn't let one of your visiting cards float down on the tide.' "It would pretty near killed you to hev' seen him then. lb' bowed and scraped like a dancing master. 'Thou sand pardons," he sez, 'but Is It neces sury thet I reveal ze Incognltto?' " 'Well,' I sez, 'you can keep that II you want to, but I guess ye'd better Bay who ye be.' "He looked at me a minute, right In the eyes, and then he soo I mount business and ho give In. He kinder grinned and said ho was I.leut. Razor backski, or something similar, and thet he hud come hero to get them submarines which 'was to bo taken U. Ilooshy In thet Dngo steamer "Well, I ain't telling Jest what hap pened during them negotiations, but there ain't no mortgage on my place down to Friendship an' my girl Polly has got a now planner. When thnt lieutenant had gono over to the steam er and como back with a bag which chinked when you shook It, I felt so good that I got out a lectio something I had on board for fear mo or Dill might bo took Blck. And then me'n' the, lieutenant crooked our elbows once for tho president and once for the czar. And after tho Hooshlan hed gone nnd tho submarine had been towed back to the steamer, me'n' Hill Just took another to the mikado, so's there shouldn't bo any 111 feeling any where. "Thet's why I changed the name ol tho Polly to Submarine, o's thore'd bo a sort of record of tho affair. To be suro, It's a secret. Me'n' mil, 'n' you 'n' tho folks to hotre, V the Rooshlan 's all thnt knows It. The Hooshlan don't count. Them Rooshlan sailors are good ones to keep secrets after they got 'round to meet the Japs; couldn't tell a secret If they wanted to. "Now don't you let on about that secret," said Cap'n Solomon, but there was a twinkle In bis ejra waer. hi laid It Importance of AVOIDING TROUBLE AND FRIC TION IN HOME LIFE. Some Temper-Saving Devices Vaca tions for Overworked Nerves When Parents Should Re strain Restless Boys. BY MARGARET E (CiipJTiglll. !';. Iiy .1,1: SANGSTER. -ti It Howies. I If only people knew the wonderful Virtue, t utmost the magic that Is bound up lu u stitch lu lime, three loui'ths of tiie illness. anno, unco, trlction and trouble in home lite would be elliiiiiiaii'd Take the coiiiinoiiesi matters of re pair 111 un ordinary house. How we neglect little things llial might be uii'iided or adjusted In un in slant If somebody would take the trouble and if procrastination were not the fatal habil ol the best people under the huh. A screw is loose In u doorknob mid the knob comes off 111 the hand A very little time and pains would set the iblng right, but nobody notices il and presently Ihe lock itsidf become!', d'sndoied ami us 'less. Itrokcu sash cords, leaking roofs, sagging hinges, loosened paper nnd any number of othet petty vexa tious and negligences detract 'roni the respectable appearance of a home, and heedless folk lei them alone un til it costs much money and consid erable effort to attend to them. Loss of PMiiper is not generally put ('own us an Item In the domestic bal ance sheet, but II might as well be since II mars the peace ol far too many homos A box of tools and sonieliodv who Is handy 111 their use are great savers ol temper in house hold economy. The seasonable use ol paslc and glue and of paint when needed give n house I bat look of thrift and beauty that adds much to its value In the market. Noihlng Is more undesirable in a home ihau u rundown look, consequent on the neglect of tin- stitch In (line. Suppose we glnnee at this adage us It uffcrts health family and in the individual homely 111 the An un- suspected leak in the plumbing may be responsible for dlphl heiia or ty phoid fever in n home. Disease and death are frequently uimliiiied to Divine Providence when the blame is wholly due to personal neglect. Pre ventable suffering should uoi be lunl at the door of heaven A man is aware that bo Is no: lu bis usual condition ol strength, he tires easily mid takes cold with alarm ing frequency. Now Is the moment lor the stitch in time Nature Is do ing her veiy beti In danger signals and is warning the man by every melius lu her power ihut lie must call a hull. Willi mistaken zcnl he plods in In the lace of her warnings and pieHeiitly there !s a wrei k The man dunes down with an illness, and the luinily, if he dies, speak of it as strange und mysterious There is noih lng mysterious lu a break down, from overwork. Where It Is possible to lake even a day's outing or where a week's rest will freshen and resiui? the Jaded und repair Ihe wasted bruin tissues, the sillcli in time will prove effectual We laugh nl colds ami regard them us the disagreeable coniinoiiplnces of existence. Tho pluin truth however Is that colds are nearly always blun ders, that might have been avoided. Kepi, iled colds und neglected colds pave the way for the entrance of those malevolent germs that undermine the very foutidations of life. To keep the body In a stale of the highest possi ble vitality Is the part of wisdom, and CAP FOR THE BABY. Oeslgn That Is Both Practical and Pretty. lluhles' little cups ulwi.ys Interest mothers, nnd the one Illustrated Is particularly practical. A lino linen handkerchief, sillier with a hem stitched or scalloped and embroidered edge. Is folded as in cut; the two fold- ' i A I ' f . Stitch in Time this may often be done by the use of u stitch In time. He it noted thai a i.tllrh Is noi a pin. Thousands of Inconsequent peo ple stick 111 u idn when ihey ouglil to thread a needle mid lal.e u sllteb. A stitch Implies something permanent. Those who resort wlen weary to stimulants, tonics, blues, narcotics or any sort of ail IHclal help lha; is the tempting refuge of weakness. aio merely trusting to treacherous plus. Stimulants and lum-nlles give only temporary relief mid He latal ten dency In both Is to make Iheir victims so dependent thai they cannot g, i on without the urtilichil help Nobody who can stand on ills own leet and walk without aid wants to be seen wllh a cane or a crutch. Kxecpt In cases of Illness and by ihe direet pre scription of a responsible physician, drugs should not lie tampered with. The well known fact that they mo often lldllllerated makes Ihelli even mine perilous than Ihey would be were their purity guaranteed. They are costly remedies at ihe best and do mil deserve the cluiiucter of u stitch ill lime. Aliotbel lisped of tile nisi- has to lb, with the education of our children. Not so much with that part of their education that falls within ibe scope of the schoolroom. Inn with that which they receive from the street ami from their comrades In play. The moimnt a pa rem notices that a boy Is restless mid uneasy ai home, that be steals off uliei supper und spends Hie evening with boys who are boot ing nnd yelling in rough play, or are lingering about corners or :.t the en trances of theaters. Is il; moment when the stitch In time should bo taken I lecall Instances of Utile chaps who were very satisfactory un til they leached the trying age when I tie small boy slips Hie busk of fhildhiHid and emerges into the lug boy impudent of rem mint. Father and mother were bllndl; indulgent or unduly severe They gave a tether loo long or too short They nagged or scolded, bill ihey failed to take the Ml lllll in time Cheerful evenings at home, sympathy, confidence and properly exercised auiboiity. save boys from themselves ami from the lempter in Hie critical period when most of nil the Inline should lever over them as a guardian angel. At il period in lite, when the feet lire on tli" westering slope ami the sunset begins lo cast Us shadows, peo ple should nut tail lo Hike n stitch In time There is no Ignoring the tact that men and women cannot safely continue in old age the aclivlly that was natural mid pleasant when iliey were young. Tbev may maiiilaiii a high Kite of health and a very sa'is factor amount of vigor und of attain ment Iiy consultlnc, prudence as in what they do and what lliov leave un done. The analogy of the autumn fields should furnish elderly people Willi a serviceable bint Weeks ago every thing was growing and ripening. Hut when the harvest has been leaped and the Holds lie basking In the gold en autumn sun. Nature rests. They who have worked long and faithfully and borne Ihe burden and heal of the day should dike a stlich in time when they hav lined il. What tills stitch shall be depends on liicllnutlon und lempeiat.ient. To retire wholly lioin business after a mail has been aciic all his days Is often to Invite paresis or lo sign one's death warrant. Taku u stitch lu time that best suits you. It need not be more than a stitch. To drop every thing and take a back seat Is often the worst decision Ihut can be made ed corners nro then turned up. the corner A turned down with n how of ribbon, und tacked securely. Turn buck the two corners III! and open tho enp so that a single thickness is mound the head, and the back has Sev ern! layers of handkerchief, triangular In shape. Satin ribbon forms tho strings and u small flannel rap Is tuado to wear beneath In cold weather. A Perfect Guest Room. There wus a blazing little wood fln that never was allowed to go out. A ticking clock that kept good tlmo. A writing desk with all materials. Matches mid candles Just where they should be. The last new book and some anius ing magazines on the table. The little breakfast trey that camo to the riHini f mornings was a poem. A dewy bunch o." violets flunked the glittering little silver service and ex qulslto linen. , Everything showing an attentive hostess, who took thought that her guest should be personally cured for. GRASSES FOR PASTURAGE. I hnvo seeded considerable land the past ten years and will give briefly my experience and observation, writes u r 01 rehpondeiit of Farmers' Review-, In Mere, r county, Illinois, the blue grass lund red-lop in the lowlands) will supplant nil other grasses In a short i Inn- when used either as tiienilovv or pasteago, especially tho latter. .My plan of getting a. good pasture is us follows: I seed In either spring or autumn; if In spring, with nuts. In a ut ti in ii with rye. With onls 1 go through with seeder and Sow one bushel of clover seed to ten acres of ground, then I sow three bushels of oats, disk thoroughly, harrow- once the same way. then how olio peck of 1 1 mot by seed, then cross liar ow and leave until oats are ready lo harvest, and almost Invariably have a good stand, if on low ground I add a little red t.ip which Is easily grown and yields a bountiful supply of both hay ami pasture, I sow clover first, hs It roots deepest. The following year I have an excellent crop of hay pi.siiire in the full. Al Ibis lime blue grass appears, and in two or three joins Is firmly set. After the first year the land limy lie pastured stead ily and sivon forms a 111 in sod Rye is un excellent crop with which to seed. I plow the lund about four inches deep us soon us oats are out of the way, enough to cover all trash. I I In n sow my rye ut Ihe rule of ono and one half bushel per acre, and one teuili bushel cloM'i seed, barrow oneo and llieti apply one peek of timothy i and low land red top and harrow thor j oughly. This should be done by Sop ! 'ember It'st; Il then gets all the fall I rains Alter October liist II may b ; past in oil III dry went her. In the , Kontiv; It may lie pastured without Irr I jury to either crop until June first. I Rye always shells out some and will rc seed ithell ami makes excellent pas- tin.' ol lie adow Whether seeding Willi i .' e or i iiit h I ,i!was cut the stub- ble high to pi.itei-i trom the hot sun. In the past ten years I have never yet mil sei gelling u good solid stand for pasture or meadow. OIL IN MACADAM HIGHWAYS. Experiments Being Conducted in This Country to Test Their Value. linad experts arc inoie or less Inter ested in the use of oil on highways In Chicago, says Ihe Prairie Farmer, what was known us the old "Midway" in I ' ' 0 ; : lias been (onveiied Into a Isiul ovarii connecting Washington and Jackson parks On the south drive of the old 'Midway'' the park commis sioners have applied oil to the drive, with tiie result that it has become bard and somewhat unsafe for horses. Consequently, drivers of fine horses are avoiding this thoroughfare and taking the other which is macadam, but unoiled. It Is reported that tho oiled side of the boulevard Is in high favor with niitoinoblllsts. When oil Is applied to earth roads the effect Is not so maikcd. In por tions of soul hern Calif.irnla. for In stance where the seasons am mild, the use of oil Is regarded as highly benellclal to earth roads The dopaiiinetii of agriculture Is working on the oil road proposition nnd Is hopeful of results lu Kuropc nil highways are spoken of very high ly by writers who have Inspected them, hut il is evident that if oil Is used in this coiinlty to any great ex tent It must be applied lu a combina tion which will not be either risky Or Injurious to horses RAIN BARREL AND SINK. Arrangement Which Will Provide Con venient Washing Facilities. Here Is the sketch of a handy ar rangement by which a correspondent of the Prairie Fanner has connected bis rain barrel on tie ouslde of the house under the envo with a sink lu the wood bouse whwo tho men wubh Connecting Rain Barrels with Sink. beforo meals. Tho plan Is wull illus trated In tho cut. Ono largo barrel my be need, or two may be connected us shown. Pur ing tho season where thero Is plenty of rain there Is little trouble In keep ing tho barrels II 1 led and ready for use. Treatment of Old Harness. An old harness can bo kept looking Ilka new by using a dressing made from three ounces turpentine anil two junces white wax dissolved and mixed over a slow lire. Then add ono ounce ivory black well pulverized. Wash tho , eat her clean and when dry apply the dressing. We need to pay more attention to ie fertilizing of out land. WOMEN WHO CHARM HEALTH IS THE FIRST ESSENTIAL It Holps Women to Win and Bold Mun's Admiration, Respect and Lovo Woman's frrcntcsttfi ft Is the power to inspire admiration, roKjH'Ot, und love. There is a ocuuty in bcnllli which Lu mora attractive to men than mere regu larity of feature To be a- successful wife, to retain tha lore nnd admiration of lier husband, shuuld bo a woman's constant study. At the first Indication of ill-health, painful or irregular periods, licad acho or backache, secure l.vdia K. I'inkhnm's Vegetable Compound and begin its use. jlrs. ( bus. J', ltmtvn, Vice-President Mothers' Club, SI Cedar Terrace, Hot tijiriugs, Arlc, writes: I)ir Mm. rinkham: "For nine years I dmgpv!thmi!chanilr able existent, satToriiig with iiittaniniation and fflunlA weakness and wnrn out with pninftiul weariness. I one day itotiit'diiKtiite nu'iit by a woman suffering ns I was, but w bo bad bsen cured by l.ydiA V. l'inkhnm'N Veg etahlu Conqmund, and I determined tn try it. At thft end of three mouth 1 was n dilO'rent wnnmn. Every ono remarked aim-.il it, ami niy huhlxind fell in leva with mi all nvnr (inula, l.vdia K. 1'inklmm's VeguUiblnt om- Ixiiii'il hulk up my entire, system, curad the rouble, and I felt liko a new wnman. I am mrn it wilt make every suffering woman strong, well and happy, as It has luu." Women 'who are troubled with pain ful or irrrpulnr periods, luck ache, lilonting'lor flatulence), displacements, lntllilnlii.it ion oriilccrutioii, that "bcar-lng-down "feeling, dizziness, falntness, indigestion, or nervous prostration may be restored to perfect health and Btrencih by taking Lvdia I Pinkhuui's Ycgetublo Compound. WHAT WE OWE TO INSiCTS. They Are- of the Greatest Benefit to Growing Flowers. Prof. Darwin said that If It hud not been for Insects wo should never have hnd any more Imposing or attractive flowers than those of the elm, the hop and tho nettle. Ixird Avetiury com pares tho work of the Insect to that of the florist. He considers that just as tho florist has by selection produced the elegant blossoms of the garden, so tho Insects, by selecting the largest and brightest blossoms for fertiliza tion, have produced the gay flowers of the field. Prof. Plateau, of Client, has carried out a series of remarkable ex periments on the ways of Insects visit ing flowers. Ho ronsiders that they are guided by scent rather than by color, and In tho connection he Is at variance with certain Hiitish natural ists. Whatever may be the attraction In flowers to Insects as yet. It ap pears undefined It Is certain that the latter visit freely all blossoms alike, making no distinction between the Urge, bright-colored ones and the less conspicuous blossoms like those of tho currants, the lime, the plane'.rri, the nettle and the willow. Wild Animals on the Ocean. A scientist has made some Interest ing observations ns to the love of dif ferent wild animals for the sea. The polar bear, he says. Is the only one llial takes naturally to tho sea. and Is quite Jolly v.iu-n nboard ship. All others violently resent a trip on wa ter. The tiger suffers most of all. Horses me very bad sailors, and often perish on u voyage. Elephants do not like the sea. NO DAWDLING. A Man of 70 After Finding Coffee Hurl Him, Stopped Short. When a iniin hus lived to be 70 years old wllh a 41) year-old habit grown lo him like u knot on n tree, chances ure be ll stick to Ihe habit till he dies. Hill occasionally tho spirit of youth mid determination remulns In some men to tho last day of their lives. When such meu do And any habit of life has been doing them harm, they surprise the OslerltoB by a degree of will power that is supposed to belong to men under 40 only. "I hud been a user of coffee until three years ago a period of 40 years und nm now 70," writes a N. Dak. num. "I was extremely nervous and debilitated, and saw plainly that I must make a change. "I nm thankful to say I had the nerve to quit coffeo ut onco nnd take on Postiim without any dawdling, and experienced no ill effects. On tho con trary, I commenced to gain, losing my nervousness within two months, also gaining strength and health otherwise. 'Tor a man of my uge, I urn very well nnd hearty. I sometimes meet persons who have not made their Postum right and don't liko It. Rut I tell their, to boll It long enough, and call their attention to my looks now, and beforo I used It, that scorns con vincing. "Now, when I have writing to do. or long columns of figures to cast up, I feel equal to It and can got through my work without the fagged out feel ing of old.' Name given by Postutn Co.. Rattle Creek, Mich. Read the book, "The Road to Wellville," la pkgs. "There's reason."