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THE L'ANSE SENTINEL.
ME COMES UPSMMMff Ch&rws Sherman SYNOPSIS. Tbs Watermelon and Junes, two Irampa, bantering each t other regarding; their personal appearance, decide to clean up. acquire new clothes .and let their companion. Mike, be the judge a to which la the better looking. Water melon goes to a barber ahop, wine the contents of the caah register from the barber by a clever trick and geta a ahave. He dlacovera a young man bath li)(T In a lake and ateala his clothes. While attUn In an automobile he discovered standing empty by the roadside. General Croaaman and hie daughter, Henrietta, drive up In a car. Assuming that his car Is disabled, the general proffers assist ance. Watermelon hands him a card bearing the name William Hargravo Batchelor. The general recognlsea the nam as that of a young man who broke the cotton corner In Wall street a few days before. He Invites him to dine with them. Watermelon la Introduced to Bart lett. a big Wall street operator, and his daughter, Billy, with whom he proceeds to fall In love. Bartlett. who has been stung by Batchelor's operations, plans to ketp the supposed broker with him for a week while he worka a coup In the market. He wires Instructions to his broker. While chatting with Billy, the t'-losrrnph boy tips oft Bartlett'a message 'o Wnter melon. CHAPTER VII. Watermelon Yields. tfagcr to accomplish the plan he aad iuddcr.ly conceived, the Water melon turned and strolled back to Bil ly, while the boy gazed after such majesty In awed admiration. "Who was it?" asked Billy, looking tip as the Watermelon approached. "The telegraph clerk." said the Wa termelon calmly. "A telegram and he brought it to me." "I suppose you hare to go back," aid she. She had to throw back her bead to see Into his face, for the top of her beflowered hat only reached his shoulder. "No," said the Watermelon, prepar ing the way for the future. "I could take a few days off, If I Wanted to. Come on. I might as well try and save the remains of my car after the general has done his best to ruin It I heard him go Into the garage as we got out of sight The general Is more expensive tharn a motor-car." "I like the general," said Billy, as thy started slowly back. "I suppose he has been like a grand father to you," said the Watermelon, glancing down at the top of the big bat "Don't you want me for a rela live of some kind?" ."You said relatives were afflictions,' observed Billy. "I know; but It Is only through our afflictions that we can rise to higher things.' "What higher things?" "Why, Heaven, as I described It last." They found the general with Ilea rletta and Bartlett In the garage. The general was kindly superintending the filling of the absent Batchelor's car with gasolene, Bartlett was expound ing the merits of his make of car as superior to any other make, while Henrietta sat on the step of the gen eral's car and pretended to be listen Ing. "I took the liberty," apologized the geueral, as the other two appeared In the doorway, feeling, on the contrary. that he was doing the young man an Inestimable favor. ' "Go ahead," .said the Watermelon. "Draw the line somewhere," ad vised Henrietta. "Father is too fond of trying to see what makes the wheels go round to give him carte blanche with any car." "I understand a car thoroughly. Henrietta," said the general. "I have always been fond of mechanics." "I know It, dear," said Henrietta with contrition. "I have always said that if you hadn't been a general, you would have been a master mechanic' "Thank God, he's a general," whis pored the Watermelon Into the small ear of Billy. ' "To thoroughly appreciate a car you should take a trip of a week or two,' ?ald Bartlett Assured that Alphonse was attend Ing to the gasolene, the general with drew his Invaluable supervision and turned to the otters. "We spent a week In the car last summer, and we intended to do It again this year, but have somehow put it off." "It's perfectly delightful," said Hen rletta. "You wonder how you ever tolerated a train." "It Is tramping idealized," declared Dartlett "It's dandy," cried Billy. "Daddy, do you remember that time we went from Maine straight down the coast to Maryland?" The general turned to the, Water melon. "I suppose you have grown tired of It," said he, "a young unmar ried man can go when and where he wants." ' - "Oh, I've been around some," admit ted the Watermelon modestly. '"But never in a car." "You should try it, my dear sir," said Bartlett ."Upon my word, you have no idea how fascinating it is." . "I never owned a car." "You do now," laughed Henrietta. "Now's your chance." "I've no one to go with," replied the Watermelon Innocently, smiling down at Henrietta on the car step and not looking at Bartlett Henrietta laughed and threw out on 1 Illasiraiecl k n ) of her delicate, graceful hands with a little gesture that embraced the whole group. "You have all of us, now," said she. "We have made you one of us." "You can take us all," laughed. Billy. "A week," said Bartlett tentatively. "In the country, away from telegrams and letters and papers, it would do me a vast amount or good. I have been overworking lately." He nodded grave ly, in confirmation of his own remark. "I would like to drop everything, now, this minute, crank up the car and start, no matter where, any place, any road. You don't need clothes. The lighter you travel, the better. You can put up anywhere you happen to be for the night, and if you get lost it does not matter, merely adds to the fun and affords an adventure." "It sounds alluring," said Henrietta. "Suppose we all go. Just as we are!" "We could." cried Billy. "Why, dad. we could do it easily. I have that linen dress I wore yesterday, and my brush and comb and things, and you have yours." "But the general and Henrietta," ob jected Bartlett "They only ran up here for the day, my dear. They may not have anything." "Yes, we have," cried Henrietta. "We planned to stay a week or two and Bent a trunk along. We could easily pack a suit case." "Oh!" exclaimed Billy. "Do let's do it." "I noticed a suit case in your car, Batchelor," Bartlett turned to the Wa termelon, genially. "I Judge you are planning to take a few days' Jaunt somewhere." "I was thinking of it," acknowledged the, Watermelon, with truth, lounging gracefully in the doorway. Bartlett laughed. "We are crazy, all of us," said he and "waved the sugges tion aside as a whimsical fancy best forgotten. "Oh, daddy, please," teased Billy. "But. Billy, child, the others don't want to do It, the general or Batche lor.", "I want to," said Henrietta, "and so does the general. Father, wouldn't you like to take a trip In the car some where for a week or two?" The general's attention had wan dered back to the car. Ho turned ab stractedly. "Do what, Henrietta?" "Take a trip in the car for a week or two." "Yes, we must plan one later, as we did last summer." "But we mean now, father, start right now." "Now? Henrietta, you're foolish, my dear." "No, indeed, father. Why not now? 'Do it now' is your favorite motto, you know." "It Is Impossible," and the general, also, dismissed the subject. Bartlett thrust his hands In his pockets and appeared absorbed In his car. He knjjw Billy. "Why, Impossible?" asked Billy, lay ing a small hand on the general's arm. "You were going to upend a week here. Why not spend It in your car? You have w engagement, have 5ou?" "No," said the general, smiling into her pretty face. "But what about clothes?" "Clothes," laughed Billy, "why, clothes " "Be hanged," said the Watermelon. Bartlett laughed. "Quite so. Wash out on the line, general. Better come." "Pretend the Indians havo risen," said Henrietta, "and you are given an hour to get Into marching order." "Ah, yes," cried the eager Billy, pat ting the arm she clung to. "You used to do It, general, why, in half an hour, out on the plains." "What do you know about It, puss?" asked the general. "Didn't you?" pleaded Billy. "Yes," said the geiieral, who always gave in to a pretty woman. "I used to. In those days we were always ready for a fight" "So you will go? 1 '.new you would." "But Mr. Batchelm may have to re turn to the city," m;gested Henrlet ta, glancing at the Watermelon. Bartlett shot a gl .i.ee at the young man and began t whistle , softly through his teeth i he indifferently ralsod the bonnet oi his car and ex amlned the clean, veil-ordered ma chlnery within. Wcild Billy's charcic be enough to hold the young man against his better J idgment? Could he forget what the nrxt week meant for him, forget the lure of the street, the rise and fall of stocks, In the light of a woman's eyes, in the sound of a woman's laugh? If Billy could not keep him. what could? He must be kept A week with him out of the way. the ring could ' bo renewed, strengthened, that, which was lost, re gained. Bartlett bent low over his car, but he heard Billy, sweetly speak ing to the Watermelon. - "You don't have to return to the city, do you? You would mifeb rather go with us, wouldn't you?". "Can't you Join us, Batchelor?" asked the general. "You've made enough for one while. When you run out of that three million, you can go back. Time enocgh then." ' "Swollen fortunes art a crime now adays," said. -Henrietta, smiling 'her odd, half gay. half tender smile. "Come ahead, Batchelor," urged Bartlett with friendly good nature, neither too eager, nor too insistent, but his eyes were half shut and the palms of his hands wet as he rubbed them on his handkerchief. "We will stait tonight," said Billy. "It will be beautiful. In the night driving is perfectly lovely, you know, Mr. Batchelor." ' "Better come," advised the general. "We can keep in touch with the tele graph. It's not as if we were going into the wilds of Africa." "No, indeed," said Bartlett "I have interests in New York, myself,. that I want to keep an eye on." Billy laid her hand on his arm. "Won't you come?" uhe teased. The Watermelon looked down, un der the brim of her hat, into the gray green eyes and smiled. ' "Yes," he said simply. "I would like to." CHAPTER VIII. Gratitude Is a Flower. , James lay in the shade of the butter nut tree and smoked gloomily. He was well-shaved and bla hair newly cut ind carefully brushed, but his clothes were still the rags that bad graced his muscular form since the dim. nearly forgotten long ago, when be had stolen them one lucky night from some back yard passed in the course of his travels. . He squinted at the sun through the tree tops and Judged it to be about four. The Watermelon had evidently done no better or he would have turned up before. Mike, sprawled in the grass beside him, slept with the stentorian slumber of the corpulent James kicked him. "Aw, wake up," he growled. "I want your rare Intelligence to unbosom me sorrowful and heavy heart to." Mike yawned, stretched and sat up, pushing his shapeless hat to the back of his round hot head. He drew bis "A Week," Said Bartlett Tentatively. sleeve across his streaming forehead and yawned and stretched again. "You ought to relax, James," said he, cutting a square from the plug of tobacco that he carried carefully wrapped In a soiled piece of tinfoil. "Youse will have noivous prostration one of these days with the strenuous life youse leads. The modern hurry and worry is all wrong. Now, take me " "No one would take you, not even a kodak," sneered James, scowling be fore him moodily. "The matter with you, James." said Mike, sticking the tobacco into his mouth with the blade of his knife, "the matter with you Is youse are bar boring and cultivating that green-eyed monster, called Jealousy. Youse are, in short, Jealous of me young friend, the Watcrmilllon." "Aw, Jealous of a kid! Who? Me? Not on your tln-typo." "You say so. James. We all deny the wermlnous cancers that gnaw our vitals. But look Into your own heart, question yourself " "Aw, pound yer ear," snapped James. Some one was heard approaching and Mike paused from cleaning the blade of his knife in the ground before him to listen. "The youth comes," said he, and rose clumsily to his little fat legs. He stepped aside to see up the path, but James did not move. "A radiant vision of manly beauty," announced Mike, one hand on his heart, the other shading his small -a ELECTRICITY TO AGE CHEESE Hollander Announces Complete Sue . cess of Most Important Experi ments He Had Undertaken. Another use has been found for elec tricity, that of aging cheese. An In dustrial electrician of Rotterdam, Hol land, through a long series of experi ments found that he could take an absolutely fresh cheese and in one day actually "age" It two years. In other' words, by means of electricity he would make this fresh cheese have all the consistency, taste and appear ance of a fine cheese that had been stored away and carefully aged for two years eyes as though dazzled by a great ana brilliant light James glanced up sullenly. A youth was coming through the trees, tall and graceful and broad-shouldered. His suit of soft brown, bis gently tipped Panama, his light shoes and silk socks brought with them a breath of motor cars and steam yachts, of the smoker in a railway train, with a white-clad, attentive porter, instead of the brake beam underneath and an irate station master an furious conductor. From the lapel of his coat gleamed a heavy gold chain and in his stylish tie a pin of odd but costly workmanship caught the eye of the enraptured beholder. Mike laid his hand on his heart again, removed his hat, and standing aside for the youth to pass, bowed low. ... "Me lud," said he in humble saluta tion. James glanced up from his seat an der the outternut tree. He regarded the vision of affluence before him moment in growing admiration and awe. Then be removed his pipe ant spoke. "YouH get three years for this, said he cheerfully, and put his pipe back into his mouth. The Watermelon drew himself up to his full height, threw back his shoul ders and fastidiously adjusted hlr cuffs, with their heavy gold links. "With every passing moment more beautiful," murmured Mike. James snorted. "Well," asked the Watermelon, "who gets the prize?" "Mo humble faculties," said Mike, with one wary eye on James, "me humble faculties are incapable of ren tiering true and accurate Judgment in the present case where two such rare specimens of manly beauty compete In my honored and deeply grateful pre ence." - The Watermelon laughed and ran his hand over his smooth chin and hairless cheeks with a gesture of gen tie pride. "James said if I could not get a suit I would be counted down and out I," and he drew himself up, "I do not have to take advantage of a mere technicality. I scorn to win by default." . "True nobility " said Mike, "Is in them words." ' "Aw, cut the gas!" growled James "Where'd you get the blooming' out fit?" "I win, do I?" persisted the Water melon. "Mike's the Judge," returned James, losing Interest in what was too obvi ously a one-sided contest Mlke glanced thoughtfully from one to the other and decided that danger lay in either choice. "Neither of you," said he slowly and wisely, "win. Fot unexcelled art In raiment me young friend here might be said to be the only competitor. For rare physical beauty and winning charm in looks, unaided by mere externals, me friend and fellow-citizen, James, gets the Just reward, and for pure, manly beauty of the soul, truth, which I always fol low, compels me to give the prize to me humble self." ' "Aw," growled James, "this ain't no show. We will have another." The Watermelon hitched up his trousers and cnose a clean seat on . a fallen log. When coat and trousers legs were adjusted so as best to keep their faultless creases, he spoke with the bored accents of the weary scion of great wealth. "I'm starting for a motor tour with some of me friends," said he. "I." said Mike, "have always felt for you as for a dear and only son." "Gwan," said James Imperiously. "Whero did you get the glad rags?" The Watermelon told them briefly how from a nameless hobo a few short hours before; he had become a famous young financier, hobnobbing with gen erals and millionaires. He chuckled as he told it with the half-cynical amusement of the philosopher for the follies of the poor, seething, hurrying, struggling crowd of humanity, too busy in their rush for gold and social position to see their own laughable pitiful shams and affectations. "Me father, I believe, is a police man," said he. "Me mother a wash woman. If I bad a grandfather, no one knows. I'm fortunate to have a father and no questions asked, yet Just because I can write me check, as they think, tor a million and have it hon ored, I'm 'my boy to the elite of the land, the 'best people.' Gosh it's enough to make an ass bray." "It Is that," ' said Mike. "For me, only the intrinsic worth of the sul. Maybe there was a bit of change in the pockets?" he added as an after thought (TO BB CONTINUED.) He takes a fresh eheese and sub jects it to an alternating current At the end of twepty-four hours of con stant alternating electrical currents through this cheese it possesses all the properties of a fine two-year-old cheese. N This has. naturally aroused great in terest in Holland, where cheese-making is one of the big Industries.- It is said the electrician claims he can do many other things with eheese by means of electricity, including an ap paratus that will enable the manu facturer to so graduate and direct electrical action of this nature as to give cheese any taste desired and any consistency that . may be needed to supply the wants of a fastidious mar ket, t FAZE JDAS OF Ideal Homes of Wealthy Planters of Southern Country. Abolition of Slavery in South Amerl can State, Leaving Many Faun 'deros Without Labor on Vast Estates, Caused Decay. Rio do Janeiro. The usual traveler to Brazil gets no further than the cit ies along the coast, and, indeed, so far as sightseeing is concerned, there la little to lure one into the interior country; but if one would see the life of old Brazil beyond the wave of scenic improvement, he has only to go a hundred kilometers or less from any of the principal cities. Here he finds retrogression instead of progression, and the country seems practically deserted, but one's imag ination can easily picture the beauty and ease and luxury of the Fazendori ans of little more than two decades ago, when gay life and proverbial southern hospitality made the "faz enda" the ideal home of the wealthy planter, and the fields of coffee, sugar and rice were 'tended by care-free ne groes. In, 1889, while her father was visit ing abroad, Princess Isabel, acting as regent, abolished slavery by a simple edict and left the Fazendero without labor on his vast estates; so now, as we ride over this beautiful country with Its low, rolling hills covered with the coarse wild grass and rank vegetation of the tropics, we come upon many stately fazendas with their walls crumbling windows gone and spacious grounds grown thick with weeds a tragedy closing the Joyous life of "Empire Days" that so many elderly Brazilians speak of in fond re membrance. The entrance to these magnificent country places was always between rows of royal palms, and these are now the one remaining mark of state ly elegance. They seem to stand a living witness to the downfall of the aristocratic Fazendorlan. The dead leaves around their gi gantic trunks that tower nearly a hundred feet above us droop as if to cover the secret of a dire calamity; but above them, as an inspiration of hope for the future, the fresh, green leaves reach their long, slender fin gers toward the azure heavens in an attitude of supplication for a blessing on this stricken land like the "Vestal Virgin" silently waiting to prove her goodness and purity. One speaks in a low voice and with jverence in places like this and of fi, 511 V Typical Avenue of Royal Palms. things like this, for are we not all worshipers of the symbols of ease and luxury and moneyed wealth, and at the sight of their decay we mourn as at an empty shrine. WAVE DEMORALIZED A SHIP A Lamp Was Short Circuited and the Whola Vessel Charged With Electricity. Boston. How a huge sea which boarded the German steamer Warten fela wrecked the charthouse, smashed a powerful electric Blgnal lamp, short circuited the wires and for a time charged the ship with electricity was related by Captain Schow when the steamer arrived from Calcutta. The sea broke over the ship while it was off the coast Chief Ofllcer Voigt was thrown from the bridge, and a beam from the de molished charthouse pinned the Malay quartermaster to the deck. The vessel was rolling heavily and a human chain was formed to pull away the beam. When the end man in the- chain took bold of a Btccl Btanchion be and all the others were knocked down by an elec tric shock. Mail Box Charged With Electricity.' Chicago. A dozen persons who tried to deposit letters in a mall box on Forty-third street, did the same kind of a lively dance. The box In some mysterious manner had become charged with a strong electric cur rent Wear Pantaloon Skirts. Atlantic City, N. J. 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There is a certain old German of Wilkesbarre, Pa., whose pride, like that of many self-made men, leads him at times into a sort of patronizing con descension toward those things he did not "have time for" when he was mak ing his way in life. Upon the occasion of the graduation of a nephew, he asked: "Veil, Wllhelm, vot did dey teach you up there?" "Greek and Latin," said the boy, "and German and algebra." "So, so!" murmured the old Ger man. "And vot's der algebra for po tatoes, now?" Touth's Companion. High Hats. The enormous height of the mil linery of 1914 led Jane Cowl to re mark: "I know a man whose wife said to him the other day: "'Oh, dear, there's that old Christ, mas tree lying in the back yard over a month now, I don't know what on earth to do with it " 'Can't you put It on tfouV new hat?' her husband asked." N The Medium. "How can you drink to anybody with your eyes, as the poet says?" "I suppose, In an eyeglass." It Was Ever Thus. Riff What Is your son doing these days? 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