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By JACK LAWTON. (Copyright. 1918, We«tern Newspaper U«S*o.) Celia had always insisted that she would not marry a widower. “I woGld be sure that he had loved the test wife best,” she said. And if she had known, when visiting Aunt Elizabeth, that the best looking young man ta her aunt’s social club belonged to that unfortunate though interesting clan, Celia would at once have discouraged his attentions. But Aunt Elizabeth forgot to mention the fact of widows hood, and when Celia found out. It WftO too late to turn back, love had claSeo ed her for its own. During the first idyllic months after marriage, Celia settled down in w®> tentment; Tom Brantford’s affection was too evident and true to cause <sl®- satisfaction in even a doubtful hemrt. Cheerfully his second wife took if)) the homemaking task, where it SNS® been interrupted. City life was very different from the quiet routine of her home village, women seemed differently gowned, to©. Celia wondered wistfully if her whlto ruffled frock might not be too sinaipi®, or if pink and blue cambric was mdly suitable as morning wear for 'Ponu Brantford’s wife. It was Aunt Elisa beth who first raised the question. ‘‘My dear,” she said during one of ;her calls, “why don’t you patronise .Lucy’s dressmaker? Lucy was always dressed stunningly, I don’t wonder that Tom was proud to take her aboat. One met them everywhere. Tom’s po sltlon should warrant more than coon try muslins and cambrics.” Celia’s lovely face flushed, and when Aunt Elizabeth had gone, she went and stood before the small framed photo graph of the home’s former mistress and Intently studied Its gracefully robed outlines. ‘‘Yes, Lucy had been stunningly gowned, and her hair” —Im- patiently the new wife touched her own rebellious wavy locks —“her Mir was Irreproachable in its arrange ment. What was It that Aunt had said. “Tom was so proud to tnk® Ei®r about, one met them everywhere.” » With a sense of awakening, Olio looked back over the past btlswfn! months, why, Tom had not taken to®? anywhere. Every evening they had a®t together In what had seemed sweet understanding silence. “Lucy and Tom,” the connection* names brought a new and poignant pain. Lucy had been an accomplish ed college graduate, Lucy’s acquaint ances, Celia realized In her retrospec tion, had not called upon her. Could It be possible that Tom was ashamed of his new wife’s insignificance? Whlnlngly the curly dog crept list® her lap. Celia’s eyes filled with mad den tears. “Perhaps he is good to yon,” eUl© murmured, “because you were Lucy’s.” Impulsively she arose to her feet She would go back to the country home; she would not take second place In Tom’s heart. Then she paused half-way up the stair, a new purpose had come to her. No, she would stay, stay to triumph, even over Lucy. The plan was unbearable, but she could n®4 leave her husband. He must mode proud of her. Several times that eve ning Tom Brantford glanced perples edly over his cigar at his strangely constrained wife. Each day hla per plexlty grew, as in dignified silence Celia went about her duties. But at length she approached him almost gay ly. He was busy at the time with .* garden trellis, and as Tom looked frrtsa his wife’s animated face to her fault lessly modish gown, he whistled. “I hope you like my dress,” Celia said, suddenly distant, “I have been making alterations in my wardrobe." “Very nice," Tom muttered absently. It was difficult to put pride aside, t« go more than half way in meettas® Lucy’s friends. But Celia not only ac complished this feat, but managed «@ well that her place was often vacant nt the dinner table, while Tom wait©® her return from a “tea.” But with all Celia’s successes, sas* was not happy. For she was falling; in that greatest triumph, her husband*® love. Into Tom’s eyes a shadow grew, be tween his brows a frown deepen*®. Her most elaborate toilets brought forth no expression of admiration, na® among her many social invltatioM» there was none from him. Surely I*B could not now feel humiliated by hair comparison to his formal’ wife. The® one day he came to her. “I am going away on business,” ha announced, and without further waafl departed. After the closing of the front doar Celia went to her room, hopelessly sfea tossed aside her beautiful gown, ah® slipped into the old simple musllß. Down to the garden she went, thaw to throw herself beneath a spreading tree, while the ruffles of the muslin dress were wdt with bitter tear*. “Celia, dearest.” unexpectedly afr claimed her husband’s vibrant vo!(S& “I must know the reason of all and she told him. Then close with his cheek agataflt hers, he made confession. “I thought that Lucy and I wonMf start with love,” he said, “but it proved a mistake. We were too young to know. Our tastes were totally dif ferent ; we tried to make the best of it. Lucy was a gay little butterff, happy only in social success, while I—" Tom’s voice broke, “I only wanted a home, Celia,” he said. “A home that should be my world, and a wife wfco would be Just like you. Our life b aa been heaven, dear.” “We will keep It so,” whispered Wlla Whales and Porpoises Are Often Taken for Submarine By the Watchful Gun Crews. There is peril in being a whale or a porpoise in the north Atlantic these days, according to Nelson Collins in the Century." If you are a whale, par ticularly a spouting whale, you are opt to be mistaken for a submarine; and if you are a porpoise, you are apt to be taken for a torpedo. There is many a shattered carcass and abashed gun crew. In the phosphorescence of even winter nights a porpoise just un der the surface can make an experi enced lookout have a moment’s sus pense. The line of white Is a little narrow and a little high for a torpedo, but in the first moment a lookout isn’t given to exact measurements. The white at bow and stern on a phos phorescent night is conspicuous evi dence of a ship, though it is a ques tion how plain It would be through a periscope at about its own level. From the decks of the ship itself or from the deck of an emerged submarine it flash es plain. If it could only be camou flaged along with the smoke. And on such a night in the zone there Is the eerie sense of more than one subma rine that has worked her way along in the white wake of a slow ship, keep ing tab so through the night and wait ing for dawn to sheer off and strike. That is why, as dark comes on, a de stroyer is apt to drop back from the side of the ship and lurk along the wake, seeking Its prey also. I remem ber one velvety black night. Sudden ly a great white trail shot across our bow from port to starboard and just a few yards ahead. If a porpoise is too narrow to make a torpedo trail, this seemed too broad, but deep enough. It was the wake of a destroyer that had cut across in a hurry. • miIIIIIMMIItMIIIMH i A FEW SMILES j • • Wise Mabel. Louise, nine years old, asked her mother: “Where is pap going?” “To a stag party,” she replied. “What is a stag party, mamma?” Sister Mabel, seven years old, who had been listening with dignified at titude of superior wisdom, answered instantly: “It’s where they stagger. Didn’t you know?” Preferred Richard. It was the first AX time that Rich * jn ard’s father had seen “her,” and they were talk b§BL ing things over. “So my son has proposed to you,” /m he ‘ an< * y°u a'K'fk (IX have accepted Yk\ him? I think you might have seen roe first.” She blushed sweetly as she replied: “I did, but I think I prefer Rich ard.” No Danger. “I understand, Mrs. Grumpy, there was a great deal of vacillation In your family.” “Yes’m, but none of it ever took.” A Rational Conclusion. “The Binkses * must buy every thing on the in- “O> . stallment plan.” VITTv “What makes o you think so?” vt L \ “I heard Jimmy Xt-A Binks ask his fa- n \ ther whether the /// n\ new baby would J L/J IV] be taken away If they couldn’t keep ‘ up the payments.” Easy. Wife—Your Aunt Maria 19 coming to visit us, but, really, I don’t see how I can find time to entertain her. Hub —Invite your Aunt Eliza and they will entertain each other telling about their diseases. Fine. “Is this machine automatic?” “Absolutely. Needs no attention whatever. The agent says it will even pay for itself.” War Develops There Are Many Illiterates in U. S. The war has, as Secretary Lane puts it in his letter to President Wilson an# the chairman of the congress commit j tees on education, “brought facts to ; our attention that are almost unbe j lievable” with respect to the preva lence of illiteracy in this country, ob serves the New York World. Nearly 700,000 men of draft age i cannot read or write in any language, j There are over 4,600,000 Illiterates \ above twenty years old or more. II ; literates above ten years of age—the common basis of reckoning—number 5,516,163. Os on army so vast that, mafthlng in pairs 25 miles a day, It would be two months passing the White House, ns Mr. Lane figures, over 58 per cent are white and 1,500,000 are nalive born whites. Immigration is no means the sole factor In a condition ■hat saps the economic as well as the mental resources of the country. “An uninformed democracy is not i democracy.” Secretary Lane asks he attention of congress for a bill orming a bureau of education for he eradication of adult illiteracy. €ood ROADS 1 GOOD ROADS IN NEW ZEALAND Concrete Declared Moot Satisfactory In Land of Heavy Rains—Cheaper in Long Run. The New Zealand authorities, both local and national, are carefully study ing the subject of good roads, realiz ing that this Is the best way to up the hinterland of the dominion. The* roads of the country, in the main, are not in very good condition. There are some good stone roads, about the larg er centers, but few of them extend out more than 25 or 30 miles. Their up keep has been found very expensive, especially In the northern part of the country, since the rainfall is heavy and washouts are numerous because the stone used is soft and grinds up rapidly, the Scientific American states.^ Os late much has been said in re gard to the construction of concrete highways, and it is thought that this will be far cheaper in the long run than the stone roads as they are now constructed, for the reason that the upkeep will be so very greatly It is estimated that a mile of 12-foot concrete road four inches thick could be built In New Zealand for $2,000 more than a mile of ordinary stone road, on which there would be a saving In upkeep for the first five years of at least $1,200, while at the end of ten years there would be a saving of $7,- 000 or SB,OOO. FEDERAL AID FOR HIGHWAYS Organization Arranged by Secretary of Agriculture Described In Re cent Publication. (Prepared by the United States Depart ment of Agriculture.) The organization that has been ar ranged by the secretary of agriculture to administer the provisions of the federal-aid road act of 1916 Is de scribed In a recent publication of the department. Ten district offices, each directed by a district engineer, reporting to the director of the office of public roads, have been established. The district offices are located in Portland, Ore.; San Francisco, Cal.; Denver, Cold.; Minneapolis, Minn.; Omaha, Neb.; Fort Worth, Tex.; Chica’go, 111.; Mont gomery, Ala.; Troy, N. Y., and Wash ington, D. C. The procedure adopted calls for the submission of an application, known : -v j •• % Pilf JDS*- : tr % v ,:// ■■ - <<?;£ v? • \ * X”* s*• N . x y. x Sand-Clay Road, If Well Kept, Is Sat isfactory for Moderate Traffic. as a project statement, by the state highway department to the district en glneer, who examines the road it is proposed to improve, and transmits the project statement with his recom mendations to the headquarters office in Washington. If the secretary of agriculture approves the project statement, the plans, specifications and estimates are then submitted by the state highway department to the dis trict engineer, who transmits them with his recommendation to the Wash ington office, and when they are found to be suitable for approval, a formal certificate to that effect is issued by the secretary of agriculture to the sec retary of the treasury and the state highway department, and a formal project agreement is entered into be tween the secretary of agriculture and the state highway department. As the work progresses or upon its comple tion, payment on a special voucher ap proved by the comptroller of the treas ury is made of the federal funds ap portioned to the state. COMPLETE PAVING IS SOUGHT Only Nineteen Miles of Lincoln High way Remain Unpaved in the State of Ohio. There will be Improved in the stat® of Ohio during 1918 many miles of the Lincoln highway. The plans for Improvement are so far advanced that of the 234 miles in the state only 19 miles of the route will remain unpaved after the contracts for the present year are fulfilled. Practically all of the road completed is of brick. LODGE DIRECTORY WINSLOW LODGE NO. 536 B. P. 0. E. Meets every Thursday at S p. m. at Elks’ hall E. B. Hebert, E. R. Obra Gray, Sec’y. FT & A. M. Regular meeting second Tues day each month. All sojourning brothers cor dially invited. J. H. Gibson, W. M. B. F. Doolittle, Sec’y. TEMPLE CHAPTER NO.B, R.XM^ Meets every Second and Fourth Saturday. Visiting breth ren always welcome. James Claffey, H. P. Joe. R. Hunter, Sec. Mrs. Oscar Jones, Teacher of Vocal Also open for engagements to sing at public entertainments or private parties. 311 W. Fourth. Phone 4 Geo. Cosby, General Mason and Contractor. MANTELS A SPECIALTY. Address Box 315. electricfixtOres And Appliances. Wiring, Repairing. PACKARD LAMPS. I). E. Jeffrey. Telephone 13. Get the Habit. 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