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Mill U . .. ... - - , . I .in . ' 1 1 f DIRTYFACED WALLY It maif w treat dsitrace, TKat 70r woeJdc't wast) hi face ' Mother's pleadings were nSm. For WaUy did wwaihed icauia. And w frem day to day, alack! Ha grew from whiu to gray, then black! And thai if how hit parent! made A tad mistake,' for when hit shade Matched Sam who lived out in- the Alley. They took in Sam and left out Wallcyl And just to think the boy's distress Was brought by his own carelessness I 'n vain did Wally weep and plead. No one believed, no one gave heed. ' Ti hard to tell.' said Pa to Mother, ' . "One looks to me just like the other." And even faithful Tray alert Could ..or know Wall; through his dirt! TT .1 A QUEER PLACE TO LIVE I XL bet you could never guess where our house, is, for it is right where no one would ever think of looking for It Weil, it la back under the front steps of a house where people live, anl everybody that goes in or out tramps right over our heads. Our mother, that is Mrs. Jenny Wren, selected the place, and whether our Dad liked the location or not. he had to live there, for whatever moth er says in our family, goes. Our house, or nest as birds call It. is made of long grass, and strings and little twigs, all woven together in a ball, about the size and shape of a twenty-five cent cantaloupe. And it had the cutest little, passage-way lead ing from one side into the living room in the center. This room was not square like the ones in the big house under which we live, but was round, and lined floor, walls.' and all with feathers, and was about the very nicest room .you ever saw. When we children, and there are eight of us. go PUZZLE CORNER CONCBAIED PROVES tV VyeXtT erPC 1 Y7 p 7 II 72 Start at the extreme top of use 1 lX II 11 II Mint to some other point oa the rtrctunfercace of the circle so that It will 0 man i throagh a word. Frame this point i taw csrcamferrsice so It wtB pass bam complete Drover. What And then ona day a happy thought Some comfort to poor Wafly brought "If I should wash. Papa may see. That I am realljs just poor me. I'll go and get some scrubbing soap. And that will get me clean I hope!" With soap in hand down jy the brook, Went Wally naught his courage ' shook. Though to get rid of so much dirt. Made Wally scrub until it hurt His face and hands, and. yes, my dears, - He was most careful with his ears' And what a different boy-was this) His Mother met him with a kiss. His Father looked with joy and pride. While Tray pressed, barking, at his side. "I'll never go unwashed again." Vowed Wally. "that is very plain." to sleep we cuddle up in a little heap in the middle of the room. The fact is, it is so cozy, and comfy and dark, that we sleep most of the time, when w are not eating, and. the days slip by without our knowing it Our mother Is mighty good to us. and every few minutes through the day. she is bringing us something nice to eat. Sometimes.- It is a little green worm, and sometimes it la baby grasshopper without any wings, and then again it Is1 a fat brown cut worm, all cool and damp, from the garden. When we hear her coming, we wake up and open our bills and squeak like so many young mice. Somehow, she' can tell which one of us had the last lunch, and she never makes a mistake and gives it to the same one twice, so in that way. we all get our share and no more. At first you would never have sup posed we were any kin to our mother as we were not dressed In brown feathers like hers, but all we had on WfeLLMftN - . A . ffi T vtruc straw a straight line from that draw a straight line to another point throngb another word, and so oa aatil ta HT A y i G Excitomipiat IX tba ton happy summer Mar-1 eta, Dick and Tad had played oa the beach and Blared croquet n the evenings and gone swimming and' wading and everything that girls and boyt do at the seashore and. of course, they had dug lakee and made things out of sand. But until Jane came, the last week before the sen son' waa over they had never had the real tan on the beach that they did after her arrival. For Jane knew how to make everything or lf she didn't know quite how to make ev erything, it aeemed like everything to her three admiring friend. Jane had never been to the ocean before. She had always spent ner summers at an Inland lake where she could play la the sand and not oe bothered bv the rreat waves thai .nn.in,H A.mA nn and snoiled a l morning's work In the sand. And Jane, had never heard or tiaes. But then tides don't come Into the story that Is. not yet! On Friday morning while the tour children were finlnlng their break fast at the Willow Tree Cottage whre all ' were stopping. Marcla's mo-her aid to them. "Well, people, what's the order of the dayT Tou know this 1 the very last day you can play on the beach." "liefs go swimming rijrht now and stay all day." suggested Ted. "Bur-r-r-r!" exclaimed Jane and Dick together. "It's too cold this earlv In the morning. Let's make towns hi the sand." ! "And swim at eleven o'clock when It's warmer " added Ted good natured Iv. mil risrht let's." 'Oh I know." cried Jane with a sud den inspiration, "let's And a new place and build a whole town and house and a court house and everything. I know how o make 'em stand up high. Tfs hurry so there'll be plenty of time." With a great eurrv!n? and pushing ll verv hapnv and eood natured. chairs were pushed back, sand buck ets snd shovels were hunted out and he four town builders were off. . rtown the road to the bch h -hitdren scamoTed. arrows the "III!" where the sandv stretches had been "lied with crushed shell to make a Arm road, and over to the sandy beach vhere the tiny waves and tempting Vl! nnd hollows made an Ideal play ?roid. "Now we hnve to have some stick and three or fonr hoards." said Jane "I'll get those." answered Ted "while yon pick out where the town's to be. Get a good place " he idded. ""cause- we wnt plenty of room for " all to workj "book what ! I've got." exclaimed tarHa. and she showed a hit of ela which would make real windows In 'he court- house of their to-be-town. "Fine." exclaimed Jane happily. "1 know this Is gotns to be a beautlfu' town. ' Oh. Marcia!'' she added, point ing out a bit. "let's make it there." were a lot of little blue-black things sticking out of wings, and where our tails were to be later on ipin-f eat hers. I think they' call them.' But they grew very fast, and in a little while, we had regular feathers, but they were very scattering, and we still had an undressed feeling, and would have been awfully ashamed if a stranger had peeped In. We did not see much of Dad In those days, as mother was always scolding and fussing with him whenever he came around, and tell ing him that it did look as if he was old enough to know what kind of food baby wrens liked, and not be bringing them great big, hard bugs that they could not swallow.' He was mighty good natured and talked back, but would hop out to a rose bush by the steps, and sing and sing as If he was so happy he could not hold It In. Our mother, as sweet and good as she was. waa so fleet y that she made us nerv ous.' She couldn't keep still a'.mlnu'.e. and was forever jerking her funny HIDDEN WORD PUZZLE My first is In oyster, but not in clam: My secona s in jelly, but not In Jam; " Third Is in leopard, but not In deer. Fourth la In prophet, but not in seer; Fifth Is in palace, but not In cot Sixth la In amble, but not in trot; Seventh's In cabbage, but not in corn. Eighth is in evening, but not In morn; My ninth Is in ranid. but mi in - My whole means that summertime Joys v now are past . DELETED WORDS 1. Take an insect from fruit and leave level ground: Take "to heed" from destroyed and leave united. I. Take a blow from a fish and And part of a bird. Take part of the verb "to be," from an animal and leave French for good. a. Take a number from plain and leave a light quick blow. . Take a measure of length from a vault and leave a vehicle. WITH US AGAIN I am composed of 10 tetters. 1-l-S-T is what a horse la when he leaves the blacksmith's. lt-4-2 an infant wears. C-l-l la what a hen does to an egg AX8WERB BIDDEN WORD PVZZLB Beptem. ber. - DELE TED WORDS 1. ptAOT-aj. 1 tc-RECK-ed. 3. to-HIT-ing. 4. tifi-on. i. pa-TEX-t. t. e-BLItr. , - WITH 178 AQA1X SCHOOL DAYS -' SH O D CONCEALED PROVERB Beauty It 0lfkim Deep On Willow Trbe BeachJ sUrcta looked to where Jam. waa pointing. Out from where they were standing, a Wt around a 'rocky edga waa anfaland. No. not a real Island bat a sandy bar that stuck up out of the water and glistened la the bright morning sunshine. And she noticed that if they walked closely by the racks, they could get out to the aand a easily as nof! ; ... "Wouldnt It be wonderful!" , aha cried. -let's start" v So when Ted came back With the needed boards and sticks ha found the building party wandering out to the sand bar. He too noticed the glisten ing sand and thought it a wonderful site for their town. "It's funny we never noticed It be fore, though." he said as he caught up with the others. "! guess we never ot out quite so early when the light shone on it Just this way.' "As soon as the firm dry sand was reached the children set to . work. Jane was head builder because the idea of a whole town was hers. She drew the map of the town on the sand and laid stones where the houses and buildings were to be. "There'll be the court house and here'il be the church. And this is the market square." "But you've got the courthouse so far from the others." objected Marcia. "That's because it's In a park." said Jane. "Tou just wait and see how pretty we can make the park," she added encouragingly, "we can make patterns of flowerbeds even If we have As Soon As The Firm. Dry Sand Was only sand to work with. And then too. if we have plenty of room around it we can all work . on it at once." . So they set to work. Jane showed them how to stick four sticks into the sand and put the board across the top to make a platform. This made a firm framework for the biggest sort of a building1 and made It possible to make a much higher and more toner trimmed building than would have been -possible with only sand. Pick I little bob-tail up or down, or side ways. Every time she had a thought she gave it a jerk, and when she did ot have a thought, she flirted it twice and we wondered why she did not wear It out. She always wore the same brown dress with buff and black trimmings, but it was very becoming. and fitted her beautifully, and was al ways as neat and clean as could be. In a few weeks we had grown so much that we filled the room about as com pletely as pickles fill the bottle, so we were obliged to go outside for a little air. And it was not long, before we hopped through the lattice-work, right out in the big world, where the sun was shining, and the flowers were blooming, and everything down to the very grass on the ground, was more beautiful than anything we had ever imagined. One morning we followed mother down to the vegetable garden. where she taught us to catch worms for ourselves, and after that we were no more trouble to her. . Oar. Mother K JPNTOR COOK GARDEN SANDWICHES Select four red tomatoes that are not too ripe for slicing. They ahould be very Arm. - Cut a small loaf of bread that mora than S4 hours old into thin slices. ' . V -. ' . Spread one-half the bread with but ter which in aott enough to apread thinly. ; ' - : Spread tha other half with cooked salad dressing Which Is well chilled.,, Lay slices of tomato between the bread slices. If necessary to fit well, cut the tomato slices to fit the bread. Use one slice of buttered bread and one soread with salad dressing with each sandwich. If the crusts are tougn trim ok m cut the bread In two diagonally. Serve at once for luncheon or wrap in parafflno paper and keep In a cool place till ready for use. brought buckets and buckets full of sand to pile on the frame work, while Ted and Jane packed it on and Mar cia gave advice from a stand-up posi tion where she could sea how the whole building was coming on. , "There now!"" exclaimed Jana with satisfaction, as she tipped back on her heels, "it's ready for the tower. Ted White! Aren't we fast workers? Dick! she added sharply, that'a no fair to spill water on my shoes!" "I'm not spilling any water on your shoes!" exclaimed Dick hi amassment. "I'm right here in front of you bring ing aand for the tower." Jana looked up. Sure enough, there was Dick right in front of b,er and Marcia. and Ted too yet . somebody had spilled water on her heels, she could feel the wetness. She whirled around to spy out the newcomer and saw water the great ocean itself spilling up by her shoes, closer and closer all the while. "What's the ' matter with this ocean?" she demanded half In fear. "When we started here there was plenty of room to play and now look at it!" Ted and Marcia and Dick looked and they knew what was the matter. They knew that the tide had turned and that their pretty 'little sand bar Reaf.-M.-d The Children Set To Work would be under water In a very few minutes, and that each wave com'ng in would make the trip along the rock more and more difficult "No use crying over spilt milk or .turned tides." said . Ted . manfully. "we'll need all our breath for getting home. But we should have known better. Marcia. Jane's not used to tides." . With quick orders. Ted got the four of them in a row. hands tiarhtly clasped EHOOfBoofi Handle TlNYONE who has trouble In As keeping paint or shellac brushes tfW n good condition will at once r I see the usefulness of the article illustrated today. With this easily made outfit there will no longer be any need of having brushes that are in no condition to use. ' The drawing shows -the use of an ordinary Crlsco or a coffee can for the.outside protection, which will be large enough for the average brush found in the home. It however, it la desired to - care for rather large brushes, simply select a sise can that will give you the proper capacity. To make use of such a can only minor changes will be necessary in the de sign of the base, and these can be very easily figured out by yourself. ; . Get out your base first laying oat the design according to the detail drawing, This will give yon good practice in the use of the compass. It will be well to bora the hole for the handle before the part la cut to caBBsassassasasaasaa HI 1 m 11; i Cove. ; J i QrCn JAMES FENIMORE COOPER Bom Sept. la. ma Wed Sept. 1. IS there any real American boy who has not read with feverish Interest and with bated breath the novejs of our first American novelist James Fenimore Cooper? . Cooper was Indeed a September child, having both his birth and his death day la that month. When he waa still an Infant his father moved with his family to Otsego Lake, in the Interior of New York, and here he built a home and founded the village of . Cooperstown. Out on the edge of the forest young Conner srrew into boyhood. Coopers- town was in the very back woods of the day civilization. On the frontier the border that separated the woods and the Indians from the rough set- and together the little line tried to And its way along the rocks they had passed only a little while before. Foot ing was slippery, the waves dashed up and wet them all over. "Don't you mind." said Ted as he set his teeth firmly and held Jane and little Dick so tightly It hurt, "hang together and we can make It with only a wetting." Just at that minute the life guard up at the bathing beach spied them which was a good thing as the chil dren still had the hardest part o go. He came running down the beach and out along the rocks to meet them. "Hang toeether!" he cried as he neared them, "that's the Idea o!rt man!" And In another two minn-op tie had them all safe on the main beach. Then when it was all over, mothers and children came runnimr and there was great -fun and excitement . "TMd you say yot;'d have a on'et day " lauprhed Jane's mother as Mrs. White came In to lunrh with her three children dried and combed and hun gry. - "Well, who cares about the 'quiet ness?" demanded Mrs. Jeness. "what I want to know Is whose hungry enough for douMe helpings?" " A"d four little people shouted. "1 am'" - TtJYeS And Oseful Rrticless Tkivr H Boy Crn Mrket. BY pRftNK I.50LRR lNST oc to. Dty'T Or nKNum.TksiiNiiia.PuBuc Schools OspTTP.eiT. Paint Or Shellac t- Tack Cove O Lajkc Can tPut Soldering Paste Gn Cavern. r 3- Place Several Orocs Of Sot-oea Oh Bottom Of OuTaioe. Of Shall Can. 4- Locate Shall Can In Cbntcr Of Coveva, Pftess On Bottom Of Irvsioe Of Can With mot Iron Until Soloch 5- Solder Around Outside Coat. Of can. J CmacaOft Coffee Can fZT? MOLE 7 slight angle lb Fit Handle shape, as it will be easier to hold the piece In its rectangular form. Tou will (notice that a piece of a broom handle is suggested for the handle of the outfit and that a hole is to be bored to fit the handle. It Is quite likely that you will be unable to bore the hole tha exact sise of the handle, in which case the proper thing to do is to select a size that Is nearest to what you want having the hole, of course, slightly smaller rather than slightly larger, than the handle piece. The latter can then be formed to fit the hole. It Is suggested that the hole be, bored at a slight angle so the handle 'will also be at an angle as shown.' The method of putting the parts together Is very simple. The top of the outside can la tacked to the base: then the smaller can is fastened to the inside of the top. Soldering paste shonld first be out on the cover. Then place several drops of solder on the bottom of the outside of the small Uement of the white man Cooper spent his boyhood days. There ha spent bla time upon the beautiful lake fashioning canoes after the mat. ner of the Indians about him; there ha roamed about the beautiful woods as they rose on. all sides about hint; there- he slept at night amid the solemn silence of a little settlement, a hundred miles beyond the advanc ing line of civilisation. There in the backwoods of Uth Century Aenerica. the boy Cooper grew and as he grew he learned tnt i crafts and tricks of the people who lived about him. He learned the craft of the woodsman and the tricks of the trappers; tne art or the forest and the 'tales and legends of the border folk. All these he learned, and later used to create the background of his stirring stories. Cooper went to college to Tale, but he did not graduate from that Institu tion. The call of the outdoors was ringing In- his ears, snd he was prons to spend his time in frolic rather than In study. At last it was" decided that a life on the sea would cure his restless habits and Cooper at the age of seven, teen sailed the high seas oa a mer chant vessel. Is It any wonder that Cooper's ad venture talcs hold the reader spell bound? He lived his adventures first hand, and in his books he has made them live again for you to read and enjoy. If you do not know the works of James Fenimore Cooper, go to the nearest library and ask the librarian to show you where they are. and then read them. Tou will find them some of the greatest treats you have evr enjoyed. School Days UACATION Days are over; the school bell rings once more. And throngs of happy children go flocking through the door. Hearts high with new ambition, and vows that this new term Shall stand for work accomplished, with lessons new to' learn. Vacation days are ovo, but dreams of hours of play Are with us through the Autumn, throughout the long school day; And thoughts of summer gladness and hours foe from rule Make pleasanter the hours lhat we must spend in school. Vacation Days are over. School Days are here agaii We've time for work and time for play; ' that much is very plain ; If life were only plsyime, we'd quickly tire of joy, BuMoo much work, they tell us, "makes lack a stupid boy." " cm Showing Uppci hart Of OutsiDe Can Penoveo Detail Of Wood Oasc can. Locate the latter exactly in the center of the top which has been fas tened to the base, then press with a hot soldering iron on the bottom of the Inside of the small can until the solder melts. It will also be well to place solder around the outside edge of the smalt can. By this means the small can Is fastened solidly to the top. By placing the body of the large can In position with its cover which is fastened to the base, you will have an excellent protection for your brushes. Brushes to be kept In good cordl tlon should never be allowed to stand upright with the weight entirely -the bristles. They should be suspend ed. To accomplish this, bend a piece of wire Into the form of a hook. f -ten to the brush and place the hook over the edge of the can. Adjust so the bristles of the brush do not touch the bottom of the can. - .SV 1 1 - " - . " - .... " -H.. j j : . - , - r .. k ; : .