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i w 4. ’Hn vTTTu ..y - W jmkli * itnvut ‘ CHAPTER XIII—-Continued —l7 "It ouit be bfr»oi» Edgemere’s •o far away." the ma»«l. "and Cousin Columbine hat*»* ao to have ns go. And there are the Adams! It would bo quoor. . . ." Nance closed her ryes as If to call up some picture. and her color rose as she said Impatiently: "Why don't you face the truth. Nancy Nelson'* Too Just can't bear to leave because . . ." *p»e door pushed open. **I»o you mind If I Interrupt you for a moment r * Nance started. stalling as she re<-«COi*»d the wife of the health ae«*ker on the back road, one of the library's m<**t faithful visitors "Come In." she welcomed. **!'m leaving day after tomorrow and am (lad of this chance to say good by." The woman said, as she aat d»wn In the cushioned chair: ’"That's why 1 came. I meant to atop at Ulm Neta<>n's. but when I saw these oj«en windows I knew you'd be here | want to thank you for what >ou‘ve done for—well, for every one In Pine fudge, Miss Aladdin." She glanced up. her worn face lighted by a smile, while Nance realised with something of a shock that this faded woman was quite young, probably not ten years older than herself. "Do you mind my saying M as Aladdin?" she questioned a bit shyly. "Sometimes Iv# almost won dered If that's what you are—a—a sort of magician who has worked miracles." Nancy laughed, flushing a little, too. "It wasn't a miracle at all. If you mean this library. It was only com mon sense and a bit of elbow gres.se!" "No." answered her caller, wisely. •It was more than that. It was thinking bow you could make life ' happier for other folks. It's made ail the difference between exfle and I —and home to us!" she added. "My husband's better now. really better; and It s due to ontbing In the world but having good books to read— something to take bis mind away from himself and all our worries. Is It any wonder we think of you as Miss Aladdin?" When she was gone Nance sat j there feeling strangely humble, a j lump in her throat that threatened to grow bigger. "I ought to have gone to see I those people." she said regretfully. "I’ll ksk Matt to drop in on them ■ some day. Why. the first time that woman came for books I thought she was older than Aunt Judy! Ob. why doea Me hurt some of u> so cruelly?" Nance closed the windows. "I'll sneak op back of the houses." the planned, locking the door. "If Jack •ees me he'll want to go along, and somehow I’d rather be alone. I can stay a balf hour and get back be fore the Adams send for us. 1 do hope Matt will have cheered up by evening. I Just can t stand the way hla eyes look.’* By skirting the village It was pos sible to gain the hilltop unobserved, but It wss a steep ascent, and Nancy was breathless when, emerging from the woods, she started toward the ancient landmark. Then, as an animal will stop when suddenly alarmed, the girl stood still Some one was there, half hidden by the gigantic tree-trunk. How disap pointing! Her tryst on this won derfui spot must be foregone. She ventured one cautious backward step, but a twig snapped under her foot, and the Intruder, almost as startled as herself, turned quickly. "Oh!" exclaimed Nance. Her heart was thudding. “I didn't dream— I mean. Matt. I—l thought She paused, for Matthew had ’ sprung up. an unsmiling Matthew, who said, curiously, she noticed, as he came toward her: “Is It you. Nancy, or- or am I dreaming? No. I’m not crazy!’’ (He milled a lit tle.) “But I’ve been lying here for an hour or more wishing I had the power of Aladdin, so I could rub my lamp and —and make you appear before me Just like this! Is—ls It really you?" Nance thought, her tr-mth curv ing In a smile: "What other fellow In the world would say a thing like that?” Then with a sud‘ <»n Impulse she stretched out both hands. "Touch me, and see !** CHAPTER XIV NtO rSE trying; it was simply lm • possible to sleep. Thus thought Nancy as she turned, and tossed, and thumped her unoffending pil low. “It’s surely strange.*' murmured the girl. “how you get used to Stings. 1 don't see that awful em- broldcred baby any more and I've grown awful food of General Grant It Just doesn't seem possible that l this Is our last night In Colorado. , and that tomorrow Jack and I'll be Joggling along somewhere In Kan sas. Why. the day we got here, when , Cousin Columbine displayed this room so proudly. I thought I couldn't get away from It too soon; and now all ! can think of Is:—sup posing we hadn't come!" About to ponder this swful pos nihility, Nance turned again and | saw that the door Into her brother's ! room was opening. Said Jack, In muffled. Irritated tones: "What the dickens Is the matter with you. Nance? That old bed let* out a : groan every time you move, and I’d say you've turned over every three minutes of the last hour. Why don't you go to sleepT* The girl laughed softly. "Too much to think gbouL I’m figuring out what would have hap- I pened If we hadn't come to Ckdo rado" "That's easy." Jack seated him self on the foot of the massive bed "I’d be earning my car fares In a broker* office most likely: and you'd be dragging ’round Edgemere. pitying yourself and running up the telephone bill by calling your long distance boy friends every few hours. Just to kill time. Honestly. Fl*, can you Imagine living our a bole lives without having known f r < i' “Touch M*. and S*«!" Cousin Columbine, or the Adam*, or—or going through that blizzard and everything? Maybe you’ll laugh, but I feel lota older than when we came." But Nancy didn't laugh. She said, thoughtfully: “Too *eem older. Jack. And I . . Her self-analysis went no fur ther. and after a moment the boy went on: "I’m mighty glad old Matt's got back Into his stride. All this last week he’s looked Uke a lost dog! I don't believe he's seen a lot of girl*, and was sort of scared for fear he'd taken you too—well— seriously. Matt's such a dandy fel ler. Nancy, I'd hate to think he'd fallen for you too hard.” "So I’m not good enough for Mat thew Adam?” The girl spoke softly, her dimple showing for a moment; but to her surprise Jack answered In all seri ousness: “After what you did dur ing the blizzard? You know better. Sis. But Matt's different from some boys, and I wouldn't Uke to think you’d hurt him." Said Nancy, endeavoring to make her voice sound light: "You talk like Aunt Judy! She imagines that every boy who looks my way has lost his heart!" "Well." observed Jack, “most any one would think that Matt had; but I never saw him act so happy and keyed up as he did this evening— and last night, too. Say! will you ever forget how excited Mr. Adam was over your finding that crucifix? I think they're the finest family I ever knew, Nance. So enthusiastic, all of 'em. Do you suppose Dad’n Mother'll let me come back next winter? With Mark in California studying forestry they'll be short of help here at the ranch; and gee! I'd like it tnore'n anything!" "I'll say a good word for you," promised his sister. Nancy was up early next morn ing. though not so early as Mat thew Adam, who bad, according to Aurora, delivered milk at the Tubbs abode before she was out of bed. "He spoke through the window,” she related, “and almost frightened Victor Into a collapse. He said I was to tell Jack to be ready to ride down on the truck along with thi trunk*, and Mark and Luke and John (young John, I mean) and Mary Taylor and Juanita. I told him It would look like a straw ride, but he said, 'Who caresT I'll have to admit that for a feller who'* sweet on a girl that's goin’ two thousand miles away where he'll likely never lay eyes on her again. Matthew Adams looked pretty well resigned. And not tnore'n three days ago be resembled a m.«n Just coming from the cemetery after buryin' his last relation. He's to drive the car with his father and mother and Mis* Columbine and you. Nancy. I declare. If I wasn't quite so fleshy I d squeeze In be tween on the front seat and go, too." “Why not go down on the truck?” suggested Miss Columbine. "Among all them trunk* and young folks and milk cant?” re torted the good woman. “No, thank you. Miss Columbine, I have my pride, tnd there's house clean in' to do even If you are going home with Eve Adam for over Sunday. I must say it was real considerate of Kve to ask you. for this house'll seem about as cheerful a* the tomb till we get used to It. Well" (sh* sighed mournfully), "the last break fast Is ready, and you'd better eat if you've any appetites, which I haven't myself. A cup of coffee and four doughnuts wa* all I could g< t down this morwln'. I’ve took the liberty of Inviting Victor Tubbs to dinner. Miss Columbine. I need food, and goodness knows I couldn't eat a bite If I wa* to be here alone." The truck was gone at laat. leav- Ing Aurora flattered and rosy at Jack's farewell kiss. “I must have one last look at the view from my tower." Nancy de dared, but once In the familiar room she tip-toed to a carefully i closed closet and drew forth some thing she had hidden. "Will you send Matt up to get my suitcase. Aurora?” she called with j charming Innocence from the head of the steep stairs. "Those stupid boy* have overlooked 1L" • *••••• The last ride down the historic pass was over. The station came in view, wllh an Impatient "delega tlon." as Jack called it. on the plat form. All too toon a gigantic en gine roared past the waiting | crowd, end slowly stopped; while, dazed and breathless. Nance found herself mounting step* Into the j pullman. a dusky porter armed with J luggage leading her on. and Jack j behind, stepping to call something to somebody. . . . "Section eight. This way. lady * from her window Nance looked out upon a sort of composite pie lure of that friendly gathering. . Then, as the wheels turned, sh* caught the glimpse her eyes wer* seeking: Cousin Columbine In her scarlet middy, with Matt cloae by. bareheaded as she had seen him first—his hand slipped through the lady’s arm protectlngly. . . . I*ear Matt! She'd forgottrn to tell him to look out for Cousin Col umblne. but he knew. Something tightening In Nancy’s threat. Th** landscape blurred. Then Jack wa* saying: "Thank heaven that's over! I never felt so—so conspicuous In my > life. Did you kiss every member of the Adam fsmlty? I dunno but 1 did! I'm sure I kissed Juanita Tubbs—by mistake, of course. And I believe I must have kissed Cousin j Columbine three times! Isn't she the dandlest old sport Nance? Kept s stiff upper Up right to the last min ute, but I miss my guess If she didn't want to bawl. Made me feel bad Just to look at her. But some one will understand and cheer her up. 81a. Os course somebody will !*' Jack was right As the wheels moved faster and Miss Columbine's steady lip began to tremble, a firm young hand drew her away, back from the crowd that still stared, stupidly. It seemed, at the depart- ' Ing train. "Listen." said Matthew. “LI- j listen. Miss Columbine. It’s not quite so awful as It seem*, having her go. I promised not to tell even Mother till—till Nancy got home and could tell bers; but she left a note for you In—ln case you seemed too lonely; and anyway. Til prob ably explode If I don’t tell some one, so —so you see. . . .” This was the old. shy Matthew, hesitating as If there were no words with which to say this thing; but as she glanced up, puz zled. Columbine Nelson surprised a light upon his face that startled her. “What are you trying to tell me. Matthew Adam?” she demanded brusquely. “Stop stumbling over your words like that. I'm not a stranger. What are you trying to say?" And at the reappearance of her own brisk self. Matt laughed, while In the face and eyes of an aston ished baggage man, he caught the oddly-attired lady in a bear-like hug. “Only that Nance Is coming back," he told her Joyously. “And — and next time. Miss Columbine, she’ll come to stay!" [THE END.] Dancing Birds The cock-of-the-rock, a South American bird, is a notorious dancer. Ten to twenty males as semble, one steps Into the ring and starts a dance. He spreads his wings, opens his tail, throws his head in the air, sings, and keeps up a hopping dance. When he fin ishes. another steps forward and re peat* the same performance. THE COOUDOE EXAMINER iianci INCREASED DEMAND FOR POULTRY, EGGS Expansion of Industry Now Seems Assured. By Boy * Dttrtiyn*. Hml of North Onrolino St at# Collrso IVuUry t>»- pArtrooat—WNtT Sorvteo, The Increased demand for poultry and fresh eggs over present produc tion is leading to a conservative ex pansion of the poultry Industry. Hatcheries are already booked far ahead, and Indication* point a fa vorable season for the hatchery in dustry. The development of hatcheries leu da to a balanced Industry, since the poultrymen utilize the superior products of the hatchery In improv ing their flocks and the hatcheries pay premiums for good eggs from the poultry mem The two phases of the industry are Interdependent. As the mating season approaches, poultrymen should start putting their brooding and housing equip ment in good condition and lay plans for managing their flocks for a successful season. Probably the most Important fac tor In the success or failure of the coming year lies In the quality of baby chicks hatched or purchased. If the chicks are not of proven stock, high In vitality and descended from high producing, blood tested par- i ents, no amount of equipment, care In feeding or management will de velop a quality flock. The production of quality chicks Is expensive, but It Is well worth the extra cost Constant culling to eliminate low producers, blood tests, and sanitation and feeding costs money, liut a few cents difference In the price of a chirk may mean a difference of 50 eggs a year In the production of the bird when It has matured. Good Plan to Caponize to Make Cockerels Pay What to do to make the cockerels bring a larger return Is always more or less of s problem. For those who raise the lighter breeds, such as I .eg horn*, the t>e*t thing to do ; Is to dispose of them ss broilers Just as soon as possible, says a j writer In Successful Farming. This | will probably be when the young males weigh In the vicinity of one and a quarter pound* The sooner they can be marketed the better. , With the heavier breed*, such a* Plymouth llocks. itbode Island Beds, or Wyandotte#. It is s differ ent proposition. In this esse. If there Is s good prlvste broiler market, or If good prices esn be obtained from a deal- ; er. It is probably good business to sell them. The usual demand for such broilers Is for stock weighing two (Miunds or two and a half pounds. If. however, the price Is not good enough to make something on them. It Is a better plan to hold j them until they can put on enough weight to qualify as small roasters, weighing at least four pounds. If there Is s good local private trade for capons. It will be worth the fl<*ck-owner's while to caponize a few when the males weigh about a pound or one and a quarter pound*. A private trade Is the best kind to cater to when capons are to be marketed. The presence or ab sence of such a trade In any locality should decide whether or not it Is desirable to caponize. Many are finding such a trade profitable, for they get from 8 to 12 cents a pound more than they do for roasters. Substitute for Greens A good substitute for winter green food Is alfalfa or clover hay, j says a University of Missouri au -1 thority. To feed, provide a rack 18 ! Inches above the floor so that the | chickens may pick at the leaves. If: the hay Is baled It may be fed In the bale, simply turning the bale over after the leaves from one cor- j ner have been consumed. The un- j consumed portion may he used ns litter. Others use from 5 to 10 per cent alfalfa leaf meal In the laying mash. Poultry Chatter —— A hen's shell for her egg Is su-1 perlor to any cellophane. • • • Turkey hens may be prevented from flying by slipping an old stock- i ing leg over their wings. • • • Cottonseed meal should not be used In excessive amounts or the eggs may have dark or olive-colored yolks when placed In storage for a short time. - • • • According to records kept on the performance of hens and pullets on 134 farms in the state of Washing ton. the net cost per dozen egzs. In cluding labor, was 18 cents for pul lets and 19 to 21 cents for hens. * * ’ If nests are placed iu the dark part of the hen house, it will help I In making the pullets lay in them, as they seem to wish to hide their eggs. After they are started laying in the nests, the nests can be raised gradually day by day until they hang st their proper height on the wall. Cornstalk Fields j May Kill Horses Rotten and Molded Ears Are Dangerous as Feed for All Live Stock. By Dr Robert Chief hi Animal Tatholofy and Hy*»ene, Univertity of Illinois.—WNU Service. Heavy death losses among horses and mule* threaten the farmer who tries to save feed this winter by turning work stock out on cornstalk fields. It U true that feed supplies are the shortest on record. Unfor tunately. however. It will be espe cially dangerous this year to try to get horses and mules through the winter by pasturing them on stalk fields. Some of the worst corn-ear-worm damage that the state has ever had. coupled with heavy rains, has caused much rot ting and molding of the ears. lie ports are reaching the Univer sity of Illinois animal pathology laboratory of the widespread occur rence of a disease resembling the old-fnshloned cornstalk disease so prevalent about 15 years ago. The malady, however, is not caused by eating the cornstalks but by con suming the low quality corn. Cattle also seern to be susceptible to the disease, although not so tnuctf ns horses and mules. Keen horses pull ing husking wagons have been known to develop the malady. Thus, fnrmers might well play safe by using nose baskets on the horses while they are being used in corn fields. If cornstalks are used for feed, as they must be on mnny farms, hogs and cattle can he pastured In stalk fields with less danger than any other farm animals. Even then, the cattle should he pastured only a part of each day and thoroughly Inspected each night for possible symptoms of the disease. When feeding the low-quality corn, farm ers should hand-select the ears for horses, mules and cattle. The first symptoms of the disease are likely to be nervousness, slug gishness or sleeplessness on the part of the horse, although the symptoms are not easily detected without careful observation. When these mild symptoms do appear, however, a veterinarian should be called Im mediately, for only by prompt treatment In the early stages of the disease can the affected ani mals be saved. As the disease de velops. the horses begin to walk In circles, stagger and press agnlnst their mangers or fences. These symptoms Indicate a brain disturb ance that Is much easier to prevent than to cure. Thla disease should not be con fused with hydrocyanic add poison ing which tome farmers feared might develop from feeding drouth damaged cornstalks, or from feed ing frosted millet, sorghum or Su dan grass. Dairymen Take Interest When Records Are Kept Dairymen members of the New Tork dairy record clubs make prof itable use of their club records, says Prof. C. O. Rradt of the New York State College of Agriculture. Returns from 185 club members Indicate, he states, that the records lead to culling unprofitable cows, to more efficient feeding, and to the selection of the best calves for herd replacements. Slxty-flve tier cent of those who reported said that the milk they delivered at milk plants had shown, by test* there, a higher content of butterfat. Club members also said they took greater Interest In their cows be cause they kept records, and that the service saves waste on grain feeding, since cows are fed accord ing to the amount of milk and but terfnt they produce. Tim records of the clubs also helped dairymen to avoid the raising of calves from cows which were low In milk and butterfat production. Feeding Work Horses Wintering work horses will be a troublesome problem In view of the feed shortage. To maintain a fair condition, work horses need a dally ration of from ten to fifteen pounds of clean roughage such as hay. corn fodder, or straw. Even Idle horses. In addition to the roughage, should have a little grain, especially If the roughage consists of prairie hay, straw, or corn fodder. On five to six pounds of grain per day a horse will hold Its weight, the amount of grain, of course, depending some what on size of the animal. Horses at work need from ten to fifteen j pounds of grain per head a day if they are to hold up In weight. Bar ley can be substituted very well for corn or oats, but It should he ground or rolled.—Missouri Farmer. Sheltering Insects “The farmer who shelters Insects j throughout the winter has only himself to blame If these pesta 1 board with him next summer,” says ! J. H. Bigger, assistant state en tomologist for Illinois. Burning fence rows on dry days, gathering up plant refuse and burning it, and In other ways destroying sheltering places will cut down on crop injury next year. In central Illinois there are larger numbers of chinch bugs, and unless the winter is severe many of these are likely to live over If hiding places are available. I>ace Blouse for Every Occasion i • ■ ■ By CIIERIE NICHOLAS ' 1 BY WAY of keeping properly In formed ns to the high spots which loom on fnshion's horizon, let's talk about lace. It Is not only i that the future of lace looks won derfully bright and promising but 1 lace In the scheme of styles current U playing a most outstanding role. l.ace In an endless variety of new and unusual weaves and textiles Is being used In ways we would not have dreamed of a generation ago— not only for dresses and negligees, 1 which bes(>eak romance and leisure and prettily feminine wiles, but for ' tailored suits and blouses and vnrl ous apparel for the more practical hours, lace registers as dependably j wearable and chic. Then, too, one of the most fusclnatlng chapters be ' Ing written Into the story of sash I lons present and coming has to do with shoes, handbags and gloves which nre Ingeniously styled of lnce. It goes without saying, that In 1 this emphasis given to lace for every occasion there needs must be a right i lace for the right time and place, as we now have laces at our disposal ■ as filmy and fragile as cobwebs, laces as sturdy and wearable as tweeds, and In tune with the trend i to elegance comes along this season i i rich and lustrous laces shot with gold and silver or sparkling with s glitter of sequin embellishment. » Lace blouses are particularly high . i lighted in the present mode. We are * picturing three which will add va -1 rlety and Interest to the winter vel vet or cloth suit making It ap t proprlate for any more or ‘I “BLANKET* COAT By CIIF.ItIE NICIIOLAM t J JjM c i s Here’s the latest thing In the way . o( a sports and practical daytime enat. Schiaparelli makes this dasb , ing model of a brilliant red, green " and blue plaid blanket wool. It Is ", shown here worn over a dark blue r , ''De-piece wool dress. y j Lasting Curls ! ilost women are wearing their e nalr in tighter, close curls that r stay tidy till the end of the eve ning. less Informal occa sion. The lines are ns smart and new as the laces which fash ton them. |3SyH ol To the left In the tgh group we have a trig |r little blouse, smart, tailored and youth ful. Interesting, too, because of the very new fabric-like lace —gold shot metal zephyr lace knit —and It comes In a wide choice of colors such as candy beige, clay rust Chinese coral and mahogany brown. The lace blouse with the polka dot pattern gives Just the right ac cent when you don’t care to look too tailored. Soft, feminine and quite new In line and medium 1- this woolette lace blouse. If you want a blouse to dress up your suit for an afternoon bridge or a matinee or three o’clock musl cale, here’s the very thing centered In the picture—a tine Alencon lace in a thoroughly wearable style. The new lace tunics are wonder fully good looking. Whether In the modish dark colored laces, wine, hunter's green, rust brown or In the delectable ice blue, blush pink or pale champagne tints, these knee length blouses are fascinating. Wear them over a velvet or crepe skirt or that which is the last word In chic —a sheer skirt knife pleated ail around, for evening. If you want to be assured of al ways looking beautifully gowned during tlie formal after-five hours enrich your wardrobe to the extent of one exquisite black lace gown. The filmy Chantilly black laces are competing with the heavier gran diose Spanish types at present To vary the appearance of the black lace dress of your choice have It made with a neckline which lends Itself to Jeweled clips, also to the wearing of flowers across the front neckline. Ib. Weatsrn Newspaper Onion. NET IS FAVORITE AS WINTER FABRIC Fashion designers are well aware that many women aren’t satisfied unless they are wearing furs In summer and filmy garments In snow storms. So for winter evenings, they are recommending the most transparent of fabrics, net The most arresting model, seen In a representative collection, is de signed along shirtwaist lines and has silver cross bars to decorate the net A turnover collar with ruffled edge, short sleeves with ruf fled cuffs and a skirt which bunches Its buoyancy at either side, are noteworthy features of the mode, which is seemingly destined to win favor. A square dotted mesh Is the most old-fashioned of all the netted themes to appear this season. An overblouse of this quaint stuff is recommended to cover a simple but quite formal black crepe evening gown. Evening Gown Has Pockets Like Miniature Panniers The evening gown with pockets! It was lime, Elsa Schiaparelli who first concocted this Idea. Now, how ever. Mme. Georgette Renal has elaborated on the situation for eve ning and produced a most remark able and practical result The Renal evening pocket Is a de light to the woman's heart who always Is wishing she had her hands free to wrap her coat closely about her without having to clutch a handbag. The evening pocket also routs the nightmare of a purse clattering to the floor amid a show er of lipstick, powder and small change. Renal pockets are stitched and cut so they stand out like minia ture panniers.