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THE HOLBROOK NEWS, HOLBROOK, ARIZONA, FEBRUARY 18, 1921.
V 8 IS !: T5f Br DAVID " ANDERSON cA Tale of the Flatwoods t!r!rrb- Bobbe-lftsrTUl Compaap I "UP WITH rEM!" Synops'ii. Never having: known lúa father, and living with his .otlH'r un a houseboat on th Wabash river, Pearlhunter tht only name he has learna from her a part of the story of her sad life. He meets a young- girl whom he mentally christens the Wild Rose. Sha eludes him be fore he can make her acquaint-. ance. A vacant cabla on the shore has attracted the attention of- the ailing- woman, and they move Into it. Their first meal la interrupted by the Man-in-the-Kancy-Vest. Pearlhunter strikes him. Gunplay threaten. The mother dramatically d'ives the intruder away. She. sáya he Is the "Other. Man." whom she ha not seen for 20 years. They find a red mask dropped by the Otltjr Man. That night Pearlhunter finds - the Hlue Moon, a great freahwater pearl. His mother dies without revealing his fa- tlx-r's name. Pearlhunter and the Other Man meet In the village: a pAtot fight is narrowly averted. Tfeftrlhunter believes him to be Mie Red Mak criminal. Pearl i.trter rescues Wild Rose from r. Other Man and meets Wild Kfan. her father. He is a man of culture, erased from concussion of the brain, the result of an at tack by someone wearing- a red mask. Nobody knows his iden-t tity: he Is known at the post of fice simply as Box 23. Pearl hunter proposes that he sell the Mu Moon and send for a sur Ke to operate. Wild Rose agrees. Pearlhunter sells the Blue Moen for 15,000 te Louie Solomon. CHAPTER VII. 9 The Face in the Draft. . Th? banker brought back the plush case nod sot it down on the table. The Jew to-il; out his check book and be- gat tc write. The Pearlhunter never f-ould re neiwbT the thoughts that came over Min . that high moment of his life. Ppr nil lie could recall, there were no cipar thoughts at all Just a loosening cf the throat; a relaxing of the minóle, as If he- had dropped a load tinder which be had been straining. Hp didn't know it. but the old banker van watching him. The old, embar rassing question what name to write In the check brought him, back out of the hn7.e. He noticed that the Jew's linnd trembled as he wrote. It was an odd trifle to notice, but it was the one thins he could afterward clearly recall. The check, made out to "Pearlhunt er." was In his fingers ! Five thou sand dollars in words, and big plain figures! It was the first check he had ever owned the first one he had ever een. He was f till rending It, pua y.lirtg over It. when the banker grasped ;! hnntl. The hanker shaking hands vrtlh. him! This was his day! "Slay I have the money on this?" ' "Why, my dear boy." the banker an rred, laughing, and slapping him on "the shoulder, "there Isn't that much cash in the bank." That was a new one on the Penrl tiunter. He had supposed a hank had In Its vaults unlimited loads of money. "What will I do?" - "You can draw part of It. and de posit the rest to your credit." Ail of which was a foreign language to the Pearlhunter. "I didn't want to use any of the money." he finally managed to say. "I ' 5on't expect to spend a cent of it for t you know small matters. I expect ' to leave It right here till I can spend It for something well hig. I Just wanted to show It to a friend." ' "Yon might show your friend the check." The banker stole a ghince at Solomon gloating openly over the ecm now that the le:il was closed. "No." he continued, "there's a bettor" safer, he v.ns nhout to say. hut didn't "vny tlinti flint. Why rot depoi: the die"!; nn:l take out a draft?" "frnft? What's that?" Th" I sinker reached his fingers lip f' mucli hiw !r,ir and studied the pirin before hint. Sitting down at hi desk, he wrote rapidly for a moment. "This is a draft." he said, handing over (he slip he liad leeii writing on mid taking the check In exchange. "It is as good as gold anywhere, at any liank. an.W time. Show it to your fr'end. and I suggest that you after ward bring It back to the bank and Jepoit it. I will then give you a check book and show you how to use It." The Tpar!hunter read the paper ocr with curious Interest, put it in the big. formidable envelope the bank- j er gave turn ror rue purpose, ana but toned it nway in. an inside pocket of ti in hlniie. The lift!" Jew hnd by this time put the P.lue Moon back in the plush case. tut the case in his vest pocket, and ;inned up the pocket. "Himinel '" he grunted, turning jwt:y from the table. "You pearl fish ers iss all crazy. I'd iíf it to you u t'ousan' more." "T frot jiiy price." "Cndt dot's more as anybody got it "l from l.ouie Solomon." ' He chuckled all the way f the door. A small crowd 4 walled outside. No body knows how new leaks out In a small town. Not a mnn but knew how iv.ich the pearl had brought. One of the crowd, a lanky, one-eyed fisher man, sidled up to the Pearlhunter. "Y'u got It. didn't y'u?" The Pearlhunter was too slow, and the little Jew answered for him. "Course he got it. What chance a port devil rearl buyer got mit d'e Whole rown against 'l;n .'" That statement, or one like It. was what the crowd had been waiting for. The tenxion was over. The finding and telling of the famous gem, the most valuable pearl ever "h'isted" lalong the Wabash, was now history Flatwoods history. The one-eyed fisherman chucked his hat up In the air and yelled a lusty cheer. In which the crowd joined. One would have thought ; that each man there had sold a Blue ' Moon or found one. i The Pearlhunter felt a good deal as , the crowd seemed to feel a loosenin ' t r tKA fnn.'lin I.'.-..- ti ci f matfpr the fut little buyer seemed to feel some thing of the same relief. Caught up In the crowd, both buyer and seller were swept across the road and into the ex pectant door of the Mud Hen. ' The Pearlhunter had Just twenty-five dollars and twenty-seven cents in his pocket. He had counted it that morn ing while waiting for Louie Solomon to come. It was the last cent after pay ing his mother's funeral expenses. He threw a pocket-worn twenty-dollar bill on the bar and. motioned to the crowd. "Make It good whisky." he said. "No 'squirrel goes this round." He couldn't have made a better speech for the occasion. The crowd cheered. The little Jew said some thing, but it couldn't be heard. The bartender set out a long row of glasses. The river men grew suddenly quiet with the gurgle of the filling. Each man picked up a glass" and stood watting until every other man was served. The crowd was too occu pied to notice it, but the Pearlhunter's knees were fairly shaking under him ; his face set and pale. He was about to do the hardest thing he had ever tackled in his life, even harder than mentioning money to the Wild Rose. He picked up his glass : set It down pushed it back. "Water for mine I" To a man. the crowd whirled and stared. Louie Solomon swore. "Vot iss ' he said. "You make it foolishness?" "No," was the slow answer. "I'm off -this for keeps." "H 1 !" growled the one-eyed fisher man. "Since't when did y'u quit?" "Yesterday about sundown." He raised his glass and clinked with Louie Solomon the aristocratic bour bon against the Flatwoods spring and drank tha celebration of- his great day In a glass 'of water. The others were too busy Just then, or cared too little, to press the point, or take the trouble to wonder Just what and what all he meant by "yesterday about sundown." Louie Solomon set his glass down with a bang. . "Hlinmel ! Iot don'dt shtrnck bot tom yet. It ras all soaked up In mine throat a-ready. . Fill 'cm up ag'ln, all hands roundt. Undt dis one iss on Louie. "Where Iss mine frlendt vot trim from me twenty-t'ree dollar?" Louie asked, feeling his vest pocket, as he had done probably a score of times since crossing the street. "Oh, he went up the Yellow branch this afternoon to look -at some timber options," the bartender answered. "Tell 'Im mebbe he come by d'e camp t'nlght undt giff me chance to git it back my twenty-t'ree dollar." "I'll tell him when he. comes in." The bartender wiped off the bar. The Pearlhunter was already out on the sidewalk, where the Jew soon joined him, and they walked together down to the white skiff. The three rowers were still In their places, glum as their em ployer was voluble. It was well toward ' evening when they pulled up to the landing at which the houseboat lay. Louie gave careful directions where to build the fire, and followed the Pearlhunter up through ' 1 Mili "Make It Good Whisky," He Said. the underbrush beyond the strip of open shore, and to the cabin, tapping, every few steps, the pocket where the pearl lay. He went . straight to the spring. "You should eat supper mit uie. hain'dt It?" he said, the drirping gourd poised in his hand. "Sure. But I'm not much on that friend of yours. I think I'll leave be fore he comes." The lVarlbunter had for some time been debating with himself whether or not to warn Solomon of the danger ous character of the man that was coin ing. The one consideration that kept hiiu from speaking was the fact that he had no proof certain knowledge, but no proof. He decided not to speak yet. "You no like him?" The Jew laughed easily, hung the gourd back on the stick and stood looking out over the tandscupe spreading away under the genial sunshine. 1 "Vot you do now?" i The question caught the Pearlhunter unawares. He, too, was gazing out over the landscape, but absorbed In things of which the placid little Jew had not the remotest inkling. I hardly know," he answered slow ly, as if feeling for each word. "Thought maybe I'd go to school." -"School!" The Jew ridiculed the word with his hands. "I know a-ready men could be professors, undt dey got not'ing. I go by school not more as two weeks for mine life, undt look tit me." The Pearlhunter did look at him hard-faced, red-nosed, yellowish teeth, a potty protuberance swung to the front of his waistline. It looked like two weeks wasted. "Why you don't buy timber? Xou can shoot it dis waterfall iuto a flume undt run a mill yet." The Pearlhunter made no answer. The little Jew talked on. "You can buy it d': ' Flatwoods a ready yet. If you handle right your money." He walked back' around the end of the cabin. The Pearlhunter followed. "Veil, you come 'long ven you get ready, hain'dt it?" He went on down the slope, through the bushes toward his skiff ; the Pearl hunter turned in at the cabin door. Alone, at last, he did the very thing that nine men out of ten would have done : took the draft out of his pocket and fingered it over the concrete and tangible evidence of a great day won. He had seen it born at midnight ; had seen it drive in through the gates of dawn and now it was forever his. He spelled out the magic words: Five thousand, a wavy line, no hundredths, dollars. He said each bold figure over to himself. Slowly a face grew alive among the words and figures; a face framed in yellow, hair; eyes that laughed. They had laughed for him. he had made them laugh. The draft would make them laugh again. And tomorrow she should send for that surgeon. The sound of groaning came In at the cabin door from the bushes down the hill. The face was gone from the draft. He thrust it back -in his pocket and stepped out Into the yard. His first thought was that the little Jew, none too sure-footed among the rocks. had stumbled and hurt himself. , The groan came again. He sprang Into the bushes. The Jew had hurt himself. A look so wild and' terrible the Pearlhunter had never seen upon the face of a man. He had fallen upon his back, with one arm cramped under him. The other arm was free, but he seemed unable to rise. With his free hand he was clawing desperately at his bosom, and the fingers of the hand were mussed with blood. The Pearlhunter leaped down the hill and bent over him. It was then he saw what the bloody hand was clawing at the handle f a knife, hilt deep In his breast. The Pearlhunter raised him, and the other hand came free. It clutched a bit of cloth of flam ing red a red mask. , The Jew opened his eyes, recognized the man bearing him up. "Dot timber buyer," he gasned out of his flooded chest. ' 'He choke m tear off d'e mask he shtlck me." The stricken Jew dropped the mask and beat the pocket of his vest. "Hlmmel ! D'e pearl ! D'e Blue Moon !" His eyes grew vacant ; flared up again. "Mine Gott! Rachel! Rachel!" His mouth quivered open so wide that his beard rumpled upon his breast. and the blood welled out over his chin. His eyes bulged ; the smeared fingers ceased clawing at the knife ; he gasped twice ; and dropped back dead. The Pearlhunter picked up the bit of scarlet cloth that had fallen from the dead man's hand. It is surprising how fast a man can think when he has to. The mystery of the arm thrust in at the cabin door across the moonlight cleared. The finding of a red mask be side the body would Identify the mur derer to any man In the Wabash coun try ; the finding of another, upon a search of the cabin, would be deemed sufficient proof that the tenant of the cabin was the murderer. But why had the bandit planned to lay the theft of the Jewel on him? It was not his way. He took his toll at the pistol's point and galloped away. Why had he changed his methods now? He had laid his plans well, though they hadn't worked out quite as' he ex pected. The killing of Louie Solomon had been an accident, forced on him by the fact that the little Jew, In his struggles, had chanced to claw the mask off and .had recognized him. Oth erwise he would have merely choked him into unconsciousness?, taken the pearl and left the mask behind to com plete the tangle he was weaving around another man. He had probably Intended taking the pearl some time that night, leaving his mask behind, and afterward, when the hue. and cry was raised, suggest a search of the cabin. His chance had come sooner than he had expected. Of course, he could not have foreseen that the man he wished to fix the crime upon would be the first to find the body. It was not lost on the Pearlhunter that he had undoubtedly crowded the murderer close, else why had he left the knife? But-why all these elaborate plans against him? Was it some an cient grudge he bore his blood? Did he wish somebody to die In his place to deceive an outraged world into thinking the Red Mask was settled for good and all, and so give him a chance to start over again? Was it because he was not yet ready to leave the Flat woods? It was probably for all these reasons. But with the last, there flashed across the young man's mind that scene at the fence. It stung him like a lash. Even though the evidence secreted in the cabin was now in ashes, by that dead body was the most dangerous place in the world for him Just then. Hardly five seconds had passed since the last gasp of Louie Solomon, so fast does a man think under such a stress. when the Pearlhunter threw the mask down by the body and turned to steal back up the hill. "Cp with 'em !" He whirled ; stared ; slowly raised his hands. It's one thing to face odds; quite another to face certain death. Behind the three black muzzles poking out through the bushes glowered the truculent, bearded faces of Louie Solo mon's three rowers. Grim as the three Fates, they stalked toward him. Two of them kept him covered, while the third plucked the revolver from his pocket and dropped It into his own. After that he bent over the body of his master ;" touched his face; lifted a hand; laid It across his breast. He picked up the red mask and snarled around at the others. The others growled ; swore ; and the Pearl- Management of the Packing Industry by Congressional Commission. By SENATOR REED SMOOT of Utah, Speech in Congress. As I came through . Chicago the other day I vis ited the international live stock exhibition. I thought to myself : "Is there any square mile of land in all the world where so much business is done as upon that one square mile in Chicago in which the packing industry is located, and to which the live stock of this country is shipped from all parts of the land ?" Here, Mr.fPresident, we find a business that has grown not only in volume but in perfection of han dling and distributing its products, until there is noth ing like it in all the world: and now we want by legislation to turn it hunter fancied the revolvers pointed J over to be managed bv rules and regulations and orders of a commission at him a little straighter. a little more r5(1 rWpri v " nn(7rPsa vindictively. It was not the first time " ' f f ...... . . l . . these three had faced the Red Mask. 1 say, witnout iear oí contraaiciion, mere is uui. incidí ui. ihul He had long been their particular commission that could manage successfully any one department of that nightmare. It was the first time they f :n(1,lsr.v . flri(1 if ihp .ho favor this legislation owned the busi- had seen him with his mask off, and , . . with empty hands. ness tney would never think of hiring such men for that purpose. The one kneeling by the body We know the condition. 1 he commissioners are not going to make seemed to be the leader. He felt care- .v t - n Wlm then, will make them? Somebody that has passed a civil-service examination ; more than likely persons that never conducted business to any extent in all their lives. Who is going to issue the orders and the rules and the regulations? Men who know nothing about the business. If we are going to destroy it, let us do it outright, let us do it at once, rather than to bring about a strangulation that will take perhaps a year or two to accomplish. If the time has come to license business in the United States, treat them all alike. If the time has come when business must be run in the United States by a lot of $1,500 and $1,600 clerks, directed by a com mission here in Washington, let it apply to all business. fully inside the pocket where the pearl had been pinned ; searched the other pockets; felt carefully over the cloth Ing. He rose after the fruitless search and faced the Pearlhunter. "Where iss it?" The Pearlhunter shook his head. With a snarled word of Yiddish. doubtless a curse, and a flourish of his clenched hand that came uncom fortably close to the young man's America May Be Europe's Granary Even With Our Population Doubled. By GUSTA VE MILLER. DRESSMAKER MADE WELL Followed a Neighbor's Advice and Took Lydia EL Pinkham'i Vegetable Compound Vernon, Tex. "For three years 1 suffered untold agony each month with pama in my sides. 1 found only tempo rary relief in doctor's medicine or anything else I took, until hit husband saw an ad vertisement of Lydi E. Pinkham's Vegetable Com pound. I mentioned it to a neighbor and she told me she had taken it with good results and advised me to try it. I was then in bed part of the time and my doctor said I would have to be operated on, but we decided to try the Vegetable Compound and I also used Lydia E. Pinkham's Sanative Wash. I am a dressmaker and am now able to go about my work and do my housework besides- You are welcome to use this letter as a testimonial as I am always glad to speak a wordior your medicine." Mrs. W. M.Stephens, 1103 N. Commerce St., Vernon, Texas. Dressmakers when overworked are Erone to such ailments and should profit y Mrs. Stephen's experience. Write to Lydia E. Pinkham Medicine Co. (confidential), Lynn, Mass., about your health. Your letter will be opened, read and answered by a woman and held in strict confidence. i ' " í. i i "He Choke Me I Tear Off de Mask a Our nitrate situation is not one that we can look upon with equa nimity- We must develop great electrical plants, which we cannot do by steam because of the increasingly serious coal situation, that will Eupply us with nitrates. The more nitrates we have the more food we can pro duce. The average comparative yield per acre in bushels and crops in thd United States and Europe was, prior to the war no subsequent reliabli figures being available as follows: Wheat Europe, 32 bushels; Uni ted States, 15 bushels; oats Europe, 47 bushels; United States, 29 bushels; barley Europe, 38 bushels; United States, 25 bushels; rye Europe, 30 bushels; United States 16 bushels; potatoes Europe, 158 bushels; United States, 96 bushels. And the reason? Here it is: In Belgium they use 448 pounds, in Germany 214 pounds, and in this country 28 pounds of fertilizer per acre year- In the long run our ability to compete with European nations will depend to a large degree on our ability to produce as much food per acre face, the Jew -began to search him: stlrAtst iom ira Isf.hn n1 afwlra even his hatband, ears and hair. Of 8 they do. That cannot be done without liberal use of nitrates as fer tilizer; and to produce nitrate in sufficient quantities we must have a large number of great hydro-electric plants that can be built at greatly reduced cosí in connection with irrigation developments. Then the Uni ted States might be the granary of Europe, even when her population has more than doubled. course the search again proved fruit less. The Jew drew his revolver. cocked it, and thrust it into the Pearl- hunter's face. "Where iss it?" The bearded lips were drawn so tense that the yellow teeth were bare. The Pearlhunter knew the yellow teeth meant exactly what they seemed to mean. Louie - Solomon's three guardsmen had a reputation along the Wabash. The reward for the Bed Mask was the same whether dead or alive. Still, his death would not bring them any nearer finding the pearl. He pinned bis hope there, and shook his head. Thrift Habit Brings Ever-Increasing: Happiness and Peace of Mind. 1 By . W. STRAUS, American Society for Thrift "Hang 'im! Hang 'inr (TO BE CONTINUED.) I . LINKS WITH HISTORIC PAST Interesting to Trace the Ñame of Streets and Lanes in City of Boston 1 Today. It is not easy to practice thrift after one has allowed oneself to be come improvident. As St. Augustine said, "Habits if not resisted soon become a necessitv." But good habits soon become necessity just as bad ones do, and after the start, has been made in thrift practices, it not only becomes easier as time goes on, but it brings an ever-increasing reward of happiness and peace of mind. i ' The man who starts this new year with a definite resolution to savu money and get ahead will find that before he is far along in 192 1 these fixed habits will accomplish far more for him than he ever dreamed could be the case. - .... He will find himself living in a brighter world than ever before, and. in place of the old specter of debt continually hanging over him, he will The names of the streets and lanes of Boston are closely linked with the historic past. Others there are which could be connected, with Boston only. such as Tremont street, a corruption exjwrience the splendid exhilaration of getting ahead Let this new year, so .rich in opportunities, bring a firm resolve to pull yourself out of the old rut of thriftless ways. Make of it a portal to the temple of success. In this endeavor your very first step must be a determined resolution of "Tjri-mountaln, by which name Boston was known to the early set tlers on account of the three high hills that serve as a background to the pen insula. This replaced the name MShflwmiit. frtren tn H hv the Tndlnns. Mary Harrod Northend writes In the to practice thrift. Century Magazine that the streets of this quaint city in the East were laid out by straying cattle. After the Revolution the names of many Boston streets were changed. Queen street became Court street, aiid King street the State street of today. School street took Its name from a school that was erected there. Dark alleys, leading off the principal streets on every side, were named after path ways, usually depending on where they led to. Creek lane originally led to the old creek. f It was in tavern days that tnis was the center of stage-coach life. The old custom house once stood on Flag alley. Corn court took Its name from the fact that the corn mar ket was at one time situated there. Summer street was once know as "Sev en Star Lane." It is now one of Bos ton's busiest streets. We Have No Right to Compel Religious Observance of Sunday by Law. By DR. W. T. MANNING, Trinity Church. New York. Piano Require Fine Timber. There is no other industry for which a greater variety of fine timber is re quired, and none in which the timber must be seasoned more carefully than piano-building. The varieties Include Canadian spruce, American oak and wnitewooa, Honduras mahogany and best English beech. Sounding boards are made of Swiss pine, the "Ahles Excelsa," which is nothing but the Christmas tree with which we are all so familiar. ill this timber has to be seasoned in a special heating chamber, where it Is subjected for days together to a powerful drnft of dry air. It was not until moro timn half of the eighteenth century hiiii passed that tli piano became ponn lar. This proposed campaign for stricter Sunday laws is one of those well- meant but misguided efforts which do harm, instead of good, to the cause they are intended to serve. ' ' It is impracticable, wrong in principle, and based on a narrow and imperfect conception of the Christian religion. It would do far more to drive religion out of the hearts of the people than to draw them toward it. ' We have no right to compel religious observances of Sunday by law. The law should forbid all unnecessary business on Sunday, and thus, as far' as possible, secure to all their right to Sunday as a day of freedom from their ordinary occupations and of religious observance if they wish to use it- Further than this the law may not rightly go. C. n. Smith, Chicago Tire Manufacturer Reports show that women voters in general lined up on the side of highway improvement. Women are vitallv ipterested in measures such as centralized rural schools, health ful motorized recreation in the open air, and transportation of foodstuffs to market, all of which are attainable only through adequate highway systems. Judge Kickham Scanlan, Chicago The game of baseball is the melt ing pot of this country. It hnngs men and boys of all sorts together and starts them all out on a common looting, it recognizes no class, nor clique, nor crowd. It is America's one national game that is open to all. Fifty-Fifty. Ward's latest collection In the dog line was a young puppy which his fa ther compelled him to put in the barn for the night. It walled the whole night through . and next morning Ward's father said Indignantly: "Ward, you get rid of that pup. i It howled all night and I did not get a bit of sleep." With eyes full of Indignation the little boy replied: "Well, papa, yoa got as much sleep as the pup did." Shave With Cuticura Soap And double your razor effclency a well as promote skin purity, skin com fort and skin health. No Uug. no slimy soap, no germs, no waste, no Irritation even when shaved twice daily. One soap for all uses shaving, bathing and shampooing. Adv. Mystery of the Pyramids. 'Nobody knows just why the pyra mids of Egypt were built," remarked the archeologist. "No," rejoined the suspicious citi zen. "Maybe there wasn't any reason beyond the fact that some of those Pharaoh boys felt under obligations to provide graft for influential friends." 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"Why do you stare so at that fur coat?" "That's the one my husband Is go ing to give me." "Eh?" "When fur coats are cheaper." Catarrhal Deafness Cannot Be Cured by local applications, as they cannot reach the diseased portion of the ear. Catarrhal Deafness requires constitu tional treatment. HALLS CATARRH MEDICINE is a constitutional remedy. Catarrhal Deafness Is caused by an In flamed condition of the muoous lining of the Eustachian Tube. When this tube la Inflamed you have a rumbling sound or Imperfect hearing, and when It la entire ly closed. Deafness la the result. Uniese the Inflammation can be reduced, your bearing may be destroyed forever. HALL'S CATARRH MEDICINE acta through the blood on the mucom sur faces of the system, thus reducing the In flammation and restoring normal condi tions. Circulars free. All Druggists- F. J. Cbeney A Co., Toledo, Ohio. ' Giving Up. She A wompn has to give up a great deal after she gets married. He A man does nothing else but give up after he gets marriel Bos ton Transcript Eeal estate Is worth what one can get for it ; so is a dog. Cultivate an Observing Eye. All men who have sense and feeling are continually being helped ; they are taught by every person they meet, and enriched by everything that falls la their way. The greatest is he who has been oftenest aided. Originality Is tho observing eye. Ruskln. Do It Right. There are people who are always busy, but are never getting anything done because they do not do it thor oughly, or properly.' A thing Isn't done if It isn't done right. On Too Many. When Thackeray, a very little boy. first went to school in London, he one day wrote to his mother: "There are 364 boys here; I wish there were 363." We know well, however, that the fu ture author later came to enjoy life at Charterhouse school very much. Stumped. Polly "She used to be a brunette and now she s a decided blonde. p0Uy "Yes, and even now she isn't satisfied." Polly "Doesn't know which way to turn next, eh?" Life.