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"That lias ahvnys been my opinion
or, nt least, always since I stopped
letting mamiM form my opinions
for nie," .snld a distinctly pleasing
feminine voice behind him.
Colton turned casually around from
the desk liy the wall, whero ho was
writing his usual prist of Sunday
letters, not so much because the hotel
stationery Is both excellent and In
expensive, as because his own room
was lonely, to see who tha speaker
might be. The great room was filled
with men and a few women, seated
at the small tables drinking and chat,
ting, while the waiters moved silent
ly about, well groomed products of
the tipping system. The tnblo a few-
feet from Colton's elbow was now oc
cupied by a wholly clinrmlng girl
Bnd a young man who Colton Instant
ly decided was unworthy of her. In
the first place he was a touch too
Rood looking, and In the second place
Ills clothes fitted Ills figure too well,
so Colton thought, for a man evident
ly in bis senior year in Divinity.
Colton turned hack to his dosk,
not to write, but to listen.
"I'm glad to hear yon say so," the
student said, continuing the conver
sation begun b'tuie entering the
room, "I've found lots of girls, up-to-date
girlH, Ion, who didn't agree
with ine. Hut what will you have to
"Lemonade," said the girl.
"Oh, try a cocktail," urged lier
"No, thank you," tOie ansvered,
with that peculiar half laugh those
who know women are aware Is the
expression of finality.
Colton mentally scored one for the
Kill, while her companion, calling a
waiter, ordered a lemoiiado and n
"Yes," the man continued, "I hnve
always snld that It was unjust and
Billy in a country so universally re
spectful to women as ours, to deny a
girl the opportunity of ninklng chance
acquaintances, say during a long, tire
some railway trip, or something of
that sort. If a girl is coming alone
from Cleveland to New York on a
Pullman car, and If there Is a young
man near her, evidently a gentleman
and of her social position, why on
earth isn't it all right for her to ac
cept his offers to make her more
comfortable and to pass away the
dismal time of the journey in conver
sation pleasant ior both ot them?
I can see no harm In It."
"Nor I," said the girl. "I have al
ways thought that, as I told you. If
one has common sense, such things
nn be managed all right. The trou
1, e la, girls put our theory Into prac
i J w tov "'ung, when they don't know
t' .id, and get scared Into prlm-
"Now, If they'd only wait till they
are grown up and sensible like you,"
Bald the- man, with what Colton de
cided was undue effusiveness, "how
much more delightful a time they
could have, with something of the
freedom in getting fresh viewpoints
from strangers a man enjoyB."
Colton stole another look at the
girl. Yes, she was decidedly charm
ing. He began to wish he were a
hypnotist and could make the man
ask; her on what day and train she
would return to Cleveland. Just then
she glanced at him. He turned back
quickly. Could it be possible? No,
he told himself; on the train, per
haps, but not here while her caller
was with her; it was his only hope
of reading fulfilment into what was
not there. As the dramatist said,
there Ib a limit to all vanity, even
that ot a Harvard man.
"Again, haven't you been forced
to wait alone sometimes for a long
while In a place where It was not
.wholly pleasant for a girl to be with
out an escort?" continued the young
.woman's companion. "Such Bltua
tlonB are bound to occur. Now, would
It not be more pleasant for you It
a nice man, perhaps seeing your em
barrassing position, spoke to you, to
feel free to accept his friendliness in
the spirit intended, and to chat with
llm to pass away the tedious wait?"
"I should feel quite free to talk
with him," said the girl, "if be be
"And it he didn't you girls have
always a way of artistically turning
us down," said her companion, with
a "worldly snigger" (so Colton men
tally tagged his laugh).
. "Rather!" said the girl.
"But I'll tell you what makes me
angry, the man went on. "That Is to
have a girl, when she has met a man
in this fashion, and found him per
fectly presentable, introduce him to
her friends as 'Mr. So-and-So, whom
I met at the beach,' or otherwise In
vent a lie to cover up what needs no
covering. Kven from a worldly point
ot view, lying is to be Indulged In as
rarely as posslbfer Besides a girl,
though she needn't go out ot her way
to stick up for her principle, shouldn't
hack down from it when when "
- "When she's caught with the
goods," laughed the girl, "Let me
help you out with a lay phrase. No,
you are quite right. I've known girls
to do Just what you say. It's a touch
of their fenilnino timidity that causes
them to do it. Of course, as a matter
ot fact, they don't need to make any
explanation, one way or the other,
when they introduce a chance ac
quaintance." "I'm glad to see wo agree so thor
oughly," snld the man. Colton
turned, for ho did not llko tho tone.
"The flirt!" Colton muttered, and
dropped a book from the desk with
a loud noise.
It had tho desired effect, for the
man straightened up. His cigar was
burned out, and bo remarked to the
"If you'll excuse me, I'll get a fresh
cigar. I know the kind I want, but
I've forgotten the name, so I cannot
order from the waiter. You don't
mind being alone a minute, do you?"
"Certainly not," Bhe said.
"I shouldn't think she would,"
thought Colton, as he watched her
companion go out of the room.
I'ive, ten minutes, passed, and he
did not return. Colton stolo a look
at the girl. She was Bitting alone nt
tho table, looking about her nervous
ly, for the room was now filled al
most entirely with thirsty men. Fif
teen minutes passed, and two largo
specimens of the West entered, port
ly and red faced as the Indirect result
of fortunate mining speculations.
They npproached ber table, the only
one with vacant chairs. Her ner
vousness Increased. She looked em-
bnrrassed and very lonely. Should he
or should he not? Colton debated.
Wasn't the game worth the candle,
any way or rather tho snuffer?
Just then she glanced at him again,
The Westerners were almost there.
"Pardon me," he said, "but when a
girl is forced to wait alone In a place
where it is not wholly pleuBnnt to be
without an escort "
'You have good ears," she inter
"Then you acknowledge that they
have not deceived me," he replied,
sitting down, for the Westerners had
"They have not," the girl said, "but
the conversation you took the liberty
of overhearing, like the chair you are
sitting in, wns not meant for you."
"True," returned Colton, "nor was
the chair reserved for those broad,
departing backs from Colorado, If I
"Thank you for that," Bald the
girl, softening a bit. "I should thank
you for that. But you have done your
duty now they have gone."
"Oh, no, my duty is not done
they may return!" said Colton.
"But so may my escort," the girl
" A touch of feminine timidity.' "
Colton smiled. "And you know you
two agree so well," he added, mock
ingly. The girl acknowledged the touch
by shitting ground.
"But I haven't time to find out if
you are presentable," she said.
"My ancestors came over in the
Mayflower," Colton answered meekly,
"Oh, everybody's did ;iiat!" said
"Your point," laughed Colton.
"But my name 1b Standlsh. That
should pass me. "
"I can hardly believe you," the
girl retorted. "You would never need
a John Alden."
Then they both laughed. And from
a mutual laugh there Is no return.
Presently the student came back,
and started to ask pardon for his
delay. The girl interrupted.
"Let me Introduce to you," Bhe
said, pausing to watch Colton's face,
"my friend, Mr. Standlsh, whom I met
last summer in the White Mountains.
Isn't it too bad that he's got to run
right away to moke a horrid, call?
Mr. Addington, Mr. Standlsh."'
Colton braced to the shock, and
"I am delighted to meet you, Mr.
Addington. I wish you had been with
us last summer at the Crawford
"The Crawford House," exclaimed
Addington. "I thought Miss Bates
alwajB went to Bethlehem."
Colton backed off and gathered up
"Perhaps it was Bethlehem," he
said, looking straight into the girl's
face. "One meets so many girls in a
summer it is hard to keep them dif
ferentiated." Then he went on his way.
Not long after he might have been
seen in his lonely room writing to his
college chum on the unholy Joy of
having the last word. New York
Jones "Green bought a second
hand automobile three weeks ago,
and he has been arrested six times in
Smith "For exceeding the Bpeed
Jones "No; for obstructing the
street." Pittsburg Dispatch.
Western woman holds that large
feet are evidence of great brains.
Maybe. But it's no place to carry
them. New York Herald.
PRACTICAL ADVICE ABOUT
Orchard and Garden.
A bruised apple is a spoiled apple.
Look all the ladders over before
you begin to pick fruit. Rounds can
be mended easier than limbs.
If the strawberry bed isn't "clean
as a whistle" when It goes Into winter
quarters thlB fall, you won't, whistle
very loudly over your berries next
Fruit Btones for sowing should be
washed clean and placed in boxes of
damp sand until wanted. It is very
essential to keep the stones moist
from gathering to sowing time.
Planting may be done In lute fall or
Currants and gooseberries may be
pruned as soon bb the leaves full. Or
the work can be left until early
spring. Cut back one-third of this
year's growth, and thin out surplus,
diseased or unthrifty shoots. Old
bushes may have two-thirds of the
present year's growth removed. Do
not prune tho new canes of raspber
ries and blackberries until spring; the
old caneB should have been cut out
long ago. It is too early to prune
Picking apples: It Is best not to
pick winter fruit during very wurm
days. Ho the work before 10 o'clock
In the morning, or wait until a cooler
day. More hints: Never pick fruit
while it Is wet, nor pack It while it Is
warm. Some careful growers pick
their orchards more than once, gath
ering the fruit as soon as It is well
colored, leaving the poorly colored
and immature fruits until they have
become well colored. Pick apples
with the stems on. Keep the sun
away from picked fruit. Fruit keeps
and ripens best In a cool, dark place
If you store fruit In a cellar or storage
room, keep the windows open nights
and shut them during the daytime;
thus you can get the temperature
down and keep It so until winter
comes. From Farm. Journal.
Every farmer should endeavor to
learn something about the science of
horseshoeing. Much of the poor ser
vices rendered by some of our horses
Is due to poor shoeing. In Borne local
ities are men practicing the business
ot farriers that never have really
learned their trade. In that business
as In all others, there are bunglers
that would not be able to correctly
shoe a horse If they knew how. It
is the testimony of many horsemen
that good horses have been made
lame repeatedly by being wrongly
Bhod. The great mass of farmers do
not know when their horses are cor
rectly shod. This knowledge is nec
essary and Is beginning to be more
general than it was. Our agricultural
colleges are doing a good work in
sending out graduates that have
taken a course in the science of horse
The horse can be no better than
his feet, and the best horse in the
world can be ruined by having his
feet ruined. Think of a horse having
to work all day on hard soli with feet
lamed by mlsproperly fitted shoes,
This Is not only cruelty to the animal
but It Is a Iosb to the owner. Many a
horse to rendered useless la supposed
to have Borne other kind of trouble,
and Is dosed with liniments to take
out the supposed soreness In some
other part of his limbs. It Is first
necessary for the farmer to be able
to diagnose the trouble. Many a
horse has been doctored for weeks
before it has been discovered that
bis shoes were the cbubo of all Ills
Be regular ia doing farm work
especially what pertains to live stock.
One gets his work done better and
more surely, and the stock thrives
more when one's habits am regular
Irregular hours for feeding poultry
manes a aecrease in the egg produc
tion. Chickens can tell when their
feeding time arrives as well as the
ponltryman, if he has a clock before
him. They worry when the feeding
hour is delayed.
Don't milk earlier or later one day
thau another. By lying in bed Sun
day morning, Instead Of milking at
the usual time, the production was
reduced Monday morning two pounds
a cow in one test, besides a reduction
The digestive system of animals
turns food to better account when the
feeding is done regularly. Regu
larity means economy.
Regularity brings system and sys
tem brings efficiency. Regularity and
system can be overdone; but it does
not happen one time to hundreds of
cases in which a lack ot system and
regularity causes loss.
The only solution of our labor
problem is to carve our plantations
up Into small farms and Bell them off
to industrious white men on easy
terms, and then make Improved ma
chinery taxe the place ot the negro.
And we are fast coming to this!
Lands aie now producing several
times th crops they did at the close
the war. The Southern Farmer.
Give Horse a Cham to Breathe.
A filmier. Tllowlnit with three
horses hitched abreast, noticed that
the middle horse became tired and ex
hausted long before his mates. As
the animal was the equal In every
way of the other two, he was puzzled
as to the causes ot this horse's not
being able to stand the same amount
nf junrV Hb finally observed, how
ever, that as they drew the plow
along, the three horses held tneir
nnui rlnso tnirethpr. With the result
that the middle horse was compelled
to breathe the expired air irom hb
fnilnwn. Tho farmer then nroduced
a long "Jockey" stick, which he
fastened with staps to the bits ot the
outside horses. The device worked
perfectly; for, given hlt ilghtful
share of good, fresh air, the middle
horse WAR able to do the same amount
ot work, and with no greater fatigue
than his fellows. Many persons are
lllfo tho mlililln horse: thev do not
get their rightful share of fresh, pure
air, and this is wliy mey are not bdib
to perform as much work. Farm
The Poultry Yard.
Fat, heavy hens that spend too
much time in the corn crib, eating
with the hogs, are In danger of dy
ing suddenly with apoplexy.
Clean the coops thoroughly before
you put them away. Get them under
cover, too, If you can. They will last
so much longer.
Two parts lurd and one part tur
pentine will often cure "limber neck"
if the afflicted bird is discovered In
time and the remedy given promptly.
Ducks Intended for breeding should
be separated from those Intended for
market. It will be an advantage if
they can have plenty of range and
We cut hay Into about one-Inch
lengths, and pour enough hot water
on It nearly to cover. Allow it to
stand over night, and feed In the
morning. Feed about three times a
week during winter. Fron Farm
The best way to sell fruit Is
straight to the man who wants It.
If you cannot do this, then a relia
ble middleman Is next best.
Winter has not much work for the
orchard, but orchardlsts can plan for
the days to come, and the planning is
just as essential as anything they can
If we could see all the bugs and
worms that the frost puts out of the
way every winter, it would help us
to bear cold weather with better
grace. If we plow late, we give Jack
Frost a good lift in his work. That
makes it easier for him to reach down
and get hold of the pests that nake
us bo much trouble. From Farm
A Noble Calling.
Teach your children that agricul
ture is the noblest of callings and that
those who perform no labor, mental
or physical, are parasites upon pro
ductive Boclcty they are leeches, hu
man tapeworms, Whomsoever Is un
willing to pay for his keep and prefers
to "sponge upon others" Is unfair
yea, dishonest, for strict honesty re
quires that we render an equivalent
for what we receive. The miserable
commercial way of striving to get
something for nothing, of seeking to
beat somebody in a trade, is wrong
In principle and demoralizing in prac
tice. The more you reflect upon this,
the more It will be Impressed upon
you as a vital truth.
The Ideal Home.
A house that doesn't mean more to
a family than a barn does to cattle
a mere place to eat and sleep Is no
true home, It will not have much ot
an influence to keep the boys on the
farm. The farmer and hl tamiw
deserve homelike homes, and can in
most cases have them. Large size Is
not necessary to make a home home.
The most important element that
goes to the making of large crop
yields is the farmers' brains. To at
tain uniform success in farming re
quires broader and more practical
knowledge, more enterprise and
sound Judgment than is possessed by,
the average merchant or hanker.
Keep Cotton Off tle Ground.
Cotton left on the armtmi nr m, i-
the weather will lose in weight and
quality, and consequently in price.
The cost for covering It under a shed
will be more than met by its Improved
condition at selllne time.
cotton in the dry.
South For Dairyman.
The secret of
lleg in two things cheap feeds and
proper feeding. Grass Is the great
aid in this matter and for this reason
the South should lead In dairying.
Air Over Large Towns Mak,,
fsli Aold and Destroys th, mm,,
nana vutoj ji 8 0itt
able whether it may not bo
toy copper for roofing purposes aJ:
Cassler's Magazine. Experiment.
a Beifln testing laboratory are sail
to nave shown that in an atmosphtI!
loaded with sulphuric acid and steam
lino lost eleven times as much is
Copper is not eleven times th
price of sino as a rule, and it ffi
be employed in much thinner sheet
Thin sine on roofs five miles tn,a
Ofearing Cross has been known to
come toadly perforated In twenty k.
twenty-five years. This is the wek.
neas of zinc; It rots In little spots'
which let In water freely and are
not easy to find. Copper appear to
wate much more evenly, but
Lead appears to have an ladennitt
life, and It is often a cheap meuj
per weight, but it weighs much per
unit of area. If used as thin u ilnj
is used by he cheap builder It woull
cost little more and Its Ufa would
be vsry much greater. Zinc li quit,
unsuitable for city roofing owing to
Its easy solubility by acid rain.
Sales of 150,000,000 worth of m.
tomoblles In New York City la t ynt
make a remarkable showing for to
industry still in lt Infancy, thinks
the NeflV York World. They in
dentally throw light on tha Increased
perils of street traffic, the expansion
of the volume of city noises and otb
r results of motor-car prosperity.
London's fire brigade costs 1,42V
THE STORY OP THE PEANUT
As everyone knows, C. W. Post, of
Battle Creek, Michigan, Is not only I
maker of breakfast foods, but he l
strong Individualist, who believes
that the trades-unions are a menac
to the liberty of the country.
Believing this, and being a "natural-born"
scrapper for the right, at
he sees it, Post, for several years past,
has been engaged In a ceaseless war.
fare against "the Labor Trust," ai
he likes to call it.
Not being able to secure free and
nntrammeled expression of his opin
ions on this subject through the regu
lar reading pages of the newspapers
he has bought advertising space for
this purpose, Just as he is accustomed
to for the telling of his Postum
"story," and he has thus spent hun
dreds of thousands of dollars In de
As a result of Post's actlvltlei the
people now know a whole lot about
these organisations: how they are
honeycombed with graft, how they
obstruct the development of legiti
mate business, curtail labor's output,
hold up manufacturers, graft upon
their own membership, and rob th
public. Naturally Post is hated IT
the trsdes-unlontsts, and Intensely.
He employs no union labor, so they
can not call out his men, and he de
fies their efforts at boycotting bis pro
ducts. The latest means of "getting"
Post is the widespread publication of
the story that a car which was re
cently wrecked in transmission was
found to be loaded with empty pea
nut shells, which were being shipped
from the South to Post's establish
ment at Battle Creek.
This canard probably originated
with President John Fitzgerald, of
the Chicago Federation of Labor,
who, it is said, stated it publicly, as
Post comes back and gives Fitzger
ald . the He direct. He denouncei
Fitzgerald's statement as a deliberate
falsehood, and underhanded and
cowardly attempt to injure his busi
ness, having not the slightest basis In
fact As such an effort it must be
regarded. It ia significant that this
statement about "the peanut shells"
Is being given wide newspaper pub
licity. In the "patent Inside" of an
Eastern country paper I find it, and
the inference naturally Is that labor
tmlonltes are insidiously spreading
An Institution (or ft man) which
will resort to moral Intimidation and
to physical force, that will destroy
machinery and burn buildings, that
will malm and kill if necessary to ef
fects its ends, naturally would not
hesitate to spread falsehood for the
We admire Post. While we have
no enmity toward labor unions, so
long as they are conducted in an hon
est, "live-and-let-llve" kind of a way,
we have bad enough of the tarred
end of the stick to sympathize thor
oughly with what he Is trying to do.
He deserves support. A man like
Post can not be killed, even with lie).
They are a boomerang every time.
Again we know, for hasn't this wea
pon, every weapon that could be
thought of, been used (and not sim
ply by labor unions) to put ns out ot
I am going to drink turn cups of
Postum every morning from this time
on, and put myself on a diet of Grape
Nuts. Bully for Post! StUtortal
Th American Journal ofCltnioal Utdicln.
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