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H e s te r P ro v e s
H e r T h e o ry '
By JANE OSBORN
1»18. by the
N ew spa
To be quite honest Hester was star
ing shamelessly at the man opposite
her and the predominant sentiment In
her mind as she stared was one of ad
miration. The man sat In a posture of
dejection—his shoulders slouohed for
ward and his chin sunk (Jown on his
chest. This was not the rèiiiarkable
thing for It was a ■'natural sposture for
a man begrimed and ntnydged from
his day’s work at the Kington foun-
dry. The remarkable thing to' Hester’s
keep tps'ght was that the*?nAug man
did not look as If he were, mentally
slouching at pll., Hts rij(lu;r large,
ruddy face, un’sh&ven and' ‘blackened
grotesquely, show&i -alertness and
none of the s§t lines that came from
long, sense-deadening drudgery In the
That n ig h t'‘after dlnnor* Hester
sought her father, th'e owner and man
ager of the foundry, In his study. He
held an open magazine In his hand, but
his far-away, determined expression
showed to Hester at a glance that his
mind was not In the magazine but uD
“No fair having troubles you don’t
tell me about," she began, drawing her
low chair up to his and folding the
magazine that rested lightly In his
hands. “If you mdst think about busi
ness, think out loud.. I’m enormously
Mr. Kingdon little by little admitted
to Ids daughter that the greatest
source of worry in the management of
his business was more or less of a
psychological nature. “It Isn’t Haws In
the metal or shortuge of fuel or trans
portation troubles that give me my
greatest trouble. It's finding men I
can trust. Sometimes, H ter, I mis
trust them all. They are. pulling away
from me, and the man I. feel the
most confidence In Is ulways the man
that allows the telling weakness. If
there were only a way to test the
quality of men as there is to test
metal then I nflght find men to help
shoulder the responsibilities!”
Hester’s animated expression show
ed the interest she felt. She told her
father that tills remark led up directly
to the very thing she had in mind to
ask him. Her only hobby outside of her
beds of spring flowers was the study of
faces. She had worked up for herself
a system by which she thought she
could Interpret men's and women’s na
tures and characters through their fu-
cial contour. To be sure In her twen
ty-two years of life in a restricted cir
cle of associates in the town where
her father’s large foundry was located
she had but little chance to test her
theories, but though not extensive her
study had been Intensive. Now she
asked her father for an opportunity to
try It out. She told him that she could
help him tp find ihh right man for .the
right place In his work if she could be
permitted to study the men In the fac
tory and to test them by the standards
she had worked out.
“Let me have a Job as time-keeper-
something so that I can see the men
every day when they come to work.
They won’t know who I am and they
will be off their guard. I know there
are men there that have the ability
needed to tnke the positions of trust,
but because you have no way of dis
covering them they are wasted. They
remain In the rut, (ioiug something
that Is not big enough tor their ubili-
jtles, ant) other men without so much
ability, through some accident or u
more pushing nature, take the bigger
positions. That Is why they so often
prove a disappointment. Why, this
very afternoon I got on a crowded
street car at closing time Just to study
the men’s faces. There was one young
man—shabby enough and apparently
doing the crudest sort o f work—but
any one could see that be nad anility.
There was an expression about bis
mouth—a rugged determination—that
showed me what sort of a man he was.
I know I’ll be able to help you. Won’t
you let me try?”
During the two months that followed
Hester’s assumption of the Job of time
keeper In the foundry there were sev
eral surprising promotions and more
than one enforced resignation. All
that Mr. Kingdon would say when
asked for an explanation was that he
had been advised by an authority on
personal efficiency to make the
changes, and that it was due to no pre
judice of his own whatever, save, of
course, a perfect confidence in the
ability of the efficiency expert
Who was the efficiency expert? It
was admitted that he must be a man
of soule shrewdness. More than one of
the underlings in the office knew that
the young bookkeeper who was dis
missed at the time of the first change
had been padding the pay roll for
weeks. Apparently the dismissal was
made without any knowledge of this
bit of high finance, but merely as the
result of the studies In personality on
the part of the mysterious efficiency
Most rendarkable of all the changes
had been the rapid rise of Peter Nor
the time the upheaval began
be had been employed for two weeks
as a fireman down In the boiler room,
and a not especially capable fireman
had be been.
Then suddenly be had been pro
moted. Within three weeks be was
foreman of one of the departments,
and now, nt the expiration of two
mitr'he. bn had n responsible poeitlo*
In the private office of Mr. Kingdon
THE LITTLE FLAO.
himself. And this in spits of the fact
that young Norgen had apparently re
T h * Utile (las on ou r Douse
sisted all promotion, and had shown
I# floating all the day
■•»Me tha grewt oig S ta rs and S trip « *
an utter lack of schooling. He had
Tou can alm ost hear It aay
even proved his Inability to write fig
T o all the folka In ou r street;
ures and for this reason hud a special
Aa the breezes m ake It dancp:
“ Look up and see my one blue stars-.
stenographer to take all his dictation
LESSON WAS RATHER SEVERE
W e’ve got a boy In F r s n c e l”
for him. Moreover, he doggedly re
fused to dress as a man in Mr. King-
e little flag on ou r house.
Girl Paid Por Moment of Absent-Mind
It floats som etim es at night
don’s private office should dress and
edness With Public Humiliation
And you can see It ‘way up th ere
came and went In a flannel ahirt and
W hen the street lam p shine* )u»«‘
overalls, and Insisted on eating lunch
with the other men in the courtyard at
And som etim es, 'long to w srd m o rn in g ,
She was a demure little thing that
W hen th e cop com es by, perch an ce,
noon and consorting with them at
sat opposite me In Ihe-street car a few
It sign als with Its one blue s ta r ;
closing time rather than with the men
‘•We’ve got a boy In F r a n c a l”
days ago, says
in the office departments.
John, and she
T he little flag on our house
No one was more puzzled than Nor
looked still more
W ill wave, and wave, and w ave
gen himself at his rapid rise. If he
Until ou r boy <^omes h o m e.ag ain .
minute when a
was at all pleased he did not show It.
Or finds tn F ra n c e his grfive. •*
big burly woman
N a y —though its blue s ta r .burn to go ld !
And this was disappointing, if not to
wi t h a b l a c k
B ecau se of W a r ’s grim ch an ce.
Mr. Kingdou, who had taken a fancy
It still shall wave to say ? “T han k O o d lp
shawl over her
to the young man, then at leust to the
W e ’ve g o t a boy In F r a n c e !”
head*, dame in
- W i l l Seely, lA L e s lie ;a jw
daughter on whose persistent advice
and sat down be
' Norgen had received his repeated pro
side her. The girl
; motions. Already in ids dogged, al-
had a dreamy WANTED THAT LITTLE FROjCJC
most surly way, he had relieved King
look In her -eyes
don of « great deal of wor^y. In spite
and appeared un- Daddy’s- Kilt, Seen by Sm^ll Girl -fdg'
of himself he was proving the right
First Time, Looked Defcidedly
j conscious -of those around her, but
ness of the advice of the efficiency ad
Good to Her. '
1 when her sentinate took out the eve
ning paper and unfoldedt*,viome news
A Scotsman In Canada ¿had Cbrj»*t7
One da’y Norgen came abruptly to
[‘In It apparpntlyarrestefi thè girl’s at-
Mr. Kingdon with his question : "Who
Unabashed, she read for a platedJ his preliminary triifcplpg ‘with
the "kilties;’’ and
Is responsible for my promotion?" he
mbm/mt, still-èvIdentljMinawivre«T the
his wife Journey- |e-
demunded. "If there is something be
I fact that she was committing that un
ed dawn to his j.
hind ibis, I ought to know.’” You Plight
pardonable offense, reading over an
depot to say.-fare-
have supposed that he was complain
other’s shoulder. Rut the woman
well, hiking with ;
ing about a plot to keep him forever
turned to her, handed her the-paper,
YOUNG PIGS ON RAPE PASTURE:
her their six-year- i
working as fireman rather, .than be
(P re p a re d by th e U nited S ta te s D e p a rt
When fed in the dry lot, a common,
old giyl, related !
cause of repeated promotions. “I’ve
across the alsrfe, asked: “Wbulrtn’t
m en t of A g ricu ltu re.)
custom Is to give the pigs all the feed
Lord Curzon at a j
heard you employ an efficiency ad-
Although, corn constitutes a large they will clean up In a reasonably, you like to read the paper? I can’t
recent j L o n d o n
see without my glasses.”
proportion of the feed given to hogs,
n o li:
the expert bases his conclusions."
He the cost of producing pork may be ma short time. ’ For a pig weighing 15 to
The girl was brought back to her
Wheii' they ar- j
spoke slowly and at times with broken terially reduced by the use -of pasture 50 pounds live weight, a full ration,for senses- 'with a start, nnd- much cha
rjved, as It hap*j
English, though It would have been and forage crops, supplemented by one day Is about six pounds' of grain grined she took the paper and read
pyned. the hus- j
hard to determine the nationality that grains.
It for a few minutes. Then she pass
Rape, soy beans, cowpeas,
blind was on sen-
his accent indicated. “If you don’t peanuts, alfalfa, clover, vetch, rye, larger pigs the, ration will continue ed hack with a murmured “Thank
try duty, and so
whnt to tell me, at least you ought to oats, und-Cunada field peas are ull val to grow smaller In proportion to weight you.” Her embarrassment had been
let me see this expert myself. It Is uable forage crops for swine of any until the 300 to 350-ppund .pig will only great before hut It in c a s e d visibly they could uot approach him for a lit
when she- saw tip; woman reach In t tle while, until It was his turn to b e :
age. In general, the grain ration, which 2.4 per cent of his weight.
her hnmTlmg, take out her glasses, and relieved. The child eyed her “daddy”
“You have seen the expert,” Mr. Is suited to be fed with the legumes
with a rather sorrowful but amazed i
capili# begin-to read the paper.
Kingdon said slowly and almost sol Is corn and barley, etc.; with the non-
expression us he puced up and down j
emnly. “You see the expert every day legume plants, a email amount of ni BEST FEED FOR YOUNG PIGS
the barrack square, shouldering his
—four times a day and if I am not trogenous feed, such ns tankage or oil
Pneumonia Threatens Fishes.
When Little Animals Begin to Nose
much mistaken you usually stop and meal, is advisable.
If the fishes tn the New York aqua rifle and wcnrlng a kilt.
She had never seen him thus array
Around for Something tp*Eat Sup
chat with the expert for a few min ' As a general rule, if rapid gains are
rium—home of all the queer finny
and for a few minutes the spec-1
ply Shelled Corn.
utes when you come In at noon. In desired, a full ration of grain Is fed
tribe and the city’s most expert pick
fact,” Mr. Kingdon was looking ulong with the forage, hut If economy
pockets—are taken down with pneu tacle seemed quite beyond her, but
straight into the young man’s face, In feeding Is to be practiced smaller (P rep ared by th e United S ta te s D epare- monia, bronchitis or the sniffles, the for no longer could she keep silence.
m et of A gricu ltu re.)
“Mamma,” sfie said In a voice that
“I have reason to believe that the ex proportions of grain will lie better. In
One of the best eVds for young pigs city authorities will be to blame.
trace of childish covetous-!
pert occasionally meets you after some sections of the country, where Is shelled coin. When pigs are ubout They have been warned that the fishes betrayed
hours and allows you to escort her pastures are luxuriant, mature hogs three weeks okl, sometimes less, they are likely to catch galloping consump ness, “if daddy finds the man tlrat!
stole ’ees trousers will he gimme dat
part way home.”
are maintained In apparently satlsfac* begin to nose around for something to tion because of the damp basement llckle frock?"
Norgen’s face showed first annoy tory condition on pasture alone. This eat, and at tills time. In order to make and cellar under their living room,
ance and then something akin to practice should be followed, however, them gain more rapidly, shelled corn where thdy receive cnllers. Charles
Went to Asylum to Keep Warm.
H. Townsend, director of the aquarium
amusement. “A curious choice for an In case of young, growing pigs, because should be supplied.
M. It. Pearlman, a hntter employed:
efficiency adviser—what does she know they will become thin in flesh and
It should be In a self-feeder In a pen
In Peeksklll, N. Y., astonished attend
of men’s abilities?” he asked.
stunted If compelled to live on pasture where the pigs can go to It and will written an article In all New York ants of an Insane asylum last winter
"She picked you from the rest,” was alone.
not he bothered by any of the rest of
says the condition of the basement has by committing himself there heenuse,
Mr. Kingdon’s answer, “aud you have
In a feeding test extending over the hogs. This can be arranged by a put the lives of the angel fishes, rain as he explained, he "needn’t worry
made good. I stould never have no three summers at the Missouri experi creep Just large enough to admit the
j tlced you even lr a dozen years. She ment station, forage crops demonstrat pigs handily. Don't forget thut these bow trout, electric eels and all their any more about coal to keep warm.”
seems to know her men and she Is ed their value. Ten pounds of gain little fellows grow quite rapidly and friends and relations In Jeopardy all I’earlman turned up at the Middle
town state hospital with commitment
leaniiug more every day. She is be were accredited to each bushel of corn from time to time the creep must be winter. Y’e gods nnd little fishes 1 he
wuils—the city does not seem to care. papers he procured from the Orang*
coming invaluable. It’s a rare gift—a consumed before gains were accredited made larger.
He hud com
sort of second sight.”
After the pigs are four or five weeks
to forage crops. Grain was fed at the
plained that he suffered from Insouinl*
"She might have found out,” the rate of*.2 or 3 per cent of the weight old, especially If they do not have good
America’s summer hotels are to be and melancholia, nnd worried bver
young man who went by Hie name of of the hogs. For each acre pastured grass pasture, the addition of some
Into army hospitals for re getting adequate coal. Doctors Miller
Norgen said, and then he made a clean alfnlfa produced 590 pounds of pork; shorts, tankage or oil meal Is advisa
from France. The and Burke thought he needed medical
breast of the situation. As a sun of u corn 395; rape, oats, and clover 394; ble. Nothing would be better, how
of special big sani treatment, so they gave him th*,
large factory owner aud sure some .aprghum 370; blue grass 295; rye grain ever, than skimmed milk.
tariums hus been suspended ns-a defi proper papers and he took them to
time to derive a large Income through T44; cowpeas 224, and soy beans 183.
The self-feeder in which Is kept corn
the asylum himself. When attendants
the operation of his own Inherited
and other feeds should be maintained nite program In order to save steel asked him why he came he replied:
Grain for Hogs.
plants, he hud started out Intent on
Hog raisers differ widely regarding j r|Kht
,intl1 weaning’ time, und fice, at the request of the United “Well, to solve the fuel problem for
learning at first hand the point of
the quantity of grain that should be after tllat if the P1* ls Intended for States shipping hoard, will lease large one thing. I needn’t worry any moro
.view of .the men whose labor made fed to hogs while on pasture. Some
market purposes. Pigs to be used for
about coal to keep warm.”—New York
possible the running of such fac feeders give them all they will con- j breeding purposes may be kept on a hotels already equipped with heating Sun.
tories. The theory that he especially sume; others about 2 to 3 per cent '«elf-feeder all the time with splendid
wanted to prove to himself was that o f the live weight of the hog. Still resulls- but In some cases they get too on the short supply of holler plate
Dog Always Soldier's Friend. ~ v '
by constructing new buildings.
the men who worked for his father’s others will allow pigs to run on pas-
fat antl l(>gy and do not take It the Is prop-
American army, according tm
plant hud no show and were ground ture and feed them a 1 per cent grain ; er exercise. The most profitable pig ls
down as mere machines. He even eu- ration.’ There ls no fixed rule govern- I the one that never quits growing from the surgeon general’s office alone will an article In the Humane Review,
tertalned some high-flown idea of re-- lng the supplemental grain ration farrowing time until he is driven over Increase by thousands of tons the the only one of Importance In th*;
available boilers for war cargo car European war which does not employ
nounclng all claim to the Inheritance
which should be fed In combination ,he «eales.
doge. But American dogs have had
If he could Justify him&elf In the be
their share In the war. If not unde
* 7 r
lief that such was the case. He had with foragi. The amount of grain fed
the American flag.
. Easily Put Off.
resll.v wished to remain In the King- depends upon the kind of pasture used,
It la worth noting that the dog. Ii
HAVE A WEED-FREE FARM
Patience—Father has engaged that
i! -n factory. He took a grim pleasure the price of grain, and the market.
service. Is true to hla Immemo
young Charlie Huggins as a collector.
ip the grimness of U. And then In
Patrice— Well, he’ll not make much rial office aa the friend of man. Hi
s| ite of himself, and in spite of-his his pasture will accommodate, the pas
(P rep ared by the United State# D e
carries hie faithfulness even on to th ^
p artm en t o f A gricu ltu re.)
of a success at I t
pretense of Illiteracy his promotions ture will last longer tf a full grain ra- 1
Far more Important than to
liinl tie_ !ii. Instead of being able to tlon is fed.
When grain ls high, It ls rather ex
kill weeds ls to avoid having
go biiek to his father wlih an account
“He’s tried to marry a dozen girls
weeds to kill. In other words,
Lunatles In Wartime.
if the oppression of labor he would pensive to feed a supplemental grain
and has never succeeded tn getting
the farmer should aim to pre
Evidently a great national struggle
show him the rare proof of It s abili
one to accept him.”
vent rather than cure the evil.
makes for mental ateadlnea|. For th*
ties. For lie was now holding down a temptation to place the hogs upon pas
"What’a that got to do with ItT*
A farm can be made almost free
very Important position for Mr. King ture alone. This practice will hardly
“Why. any man who la aa easily past two years there hat been-a d ^
of weeds by strictly observing
don und had thoroughly mastered some ever pay, for It generally takes more
put off as (hat will never make ■ crease of over 8,000 in the number off
the following principles; (1)
Insane persons cared for In England
of the must important phases of the grain and’ more time to finish off the
success as a collector.”
hogs than If they had been fed a lib
Prevent weeds from going to
and Wales. This fact Is thought-pro
.lurge plant, ,
seed on the farm ; (2) prevent
voking, because before the war th*
“I’m a little Inclined to he angry eral rathm while on pasture.
weed seeds being brought to the
yearly statistics showed e constantly
with you,” he told the girl who had , The amount of grata used also will
Almost any commonplace object
farm ; and (3) In the case of
Increasing number of lunatics.—Pop*»>-
.been responsible for bis promotions. depend upon th^ length of time the
magnified under a good lens will reveal
"Still perhaps you have done me more
astonishing and - unsuspected forms.* taifScience Monthly..
from making top growth and
good than harm. You have shown me .market. Hogs-.Chat are marketed from !
structure and life. For example:
A Skilled Camel)eur.
thus finally starve out the un-
that I have, In spite of myself, a great ten to twelve months old are usually
Insects of various kinds may lie seen
fond of llmbnrger. My
taste for the management of this sort
I d thetcavltles of a grain of sand.
of plant. It has become absorbingly ^ grazing season. If any grain Is given
Molll la a forest of, beautiful trees, wife hates -If, hut I manage to keep •
little In the houae surreptitiously,”
interesting. I couldn't give up tW ldea at alt It Is very light. In this way the
with branches, leavey and fruit.
“Gee whiz! How do fop mapage
now of taking over my father's’ plant
Butterflies are fully feathered.
PREACHERS ASKED TO HELP
surreptitious part of ItT*
some day—and I had thought of. giy-
Hairs are tubes filled -with pith and
Ing it all up. I have learned to look rapid finishing is desired, the liberal Ministers of All Denominations Re ornamented on the outside, with scales.
at things quite differently- now than use of grain Is Important.
quested to Tell People How
, ."Thi?y aay It was a banquet of ro>
Importance of Pasture.
would have been possible If I had re
The Size of I t
Amtrica Needs Food.
gaf magnificence tht^Bpaodera gore n
mained In the boiler room* a^ a flre^
Permanent pastures also play an Im
"TUg applause an acrobat geta la a thelt- daugbtet's-party.”
%• • »
port tint, part In a forage-crop succes (P re p a re d by th e United S tates D ep art- paradoxical sort.”
“So ft was. All the bread served was
m ent of A gricu ltu re.)
During the weeks that had passed sion. Such pastures as alfalfa, the
made out of real flour.”
• . _
Every minister, priest, and rabbi in
when Hester had supposed him-to be clovers]* blue grass, Bermuda, and a
“Because he always gets a hand on
only one of the laborers In her fa number, of others, have their greatest the United States Is to he asked to his feat.”
ther's plant she had permitted a use during the summer, when few tern- Jolh In the campaign that alms to In-
”We havep’t atfy lords over here t*
friendship to rise between them that porary crops, such as corn, soy beans, sure (big year record-breaking crops of
role with autocratic sway over
seldom consisted of more than a stroll Cowpeas, and velvet beans, are avail- every farm product,
•“Yoij: can’t see ruy master, the law people.”
homeward together at night. They able. Permanent pastures do not fur
The United States department of a^- yer, sir.
He’s lying down In the
^'Haven’t we? What about the apart-,
never went more than five blocks to nish grazing as early In the spring as rictilture, through the states relations library«’
gether, as neither wanted the other to
“I must see him. I want him to be
know where home really was. “And during Jate spring and summer and af federal council of churches, Is spndlng lying up In the court.”
.now that you know who I am,” he ford an ahundaiicq of forage at a sea- a special letter to all preachers asking
"Pa said yon had more money thai
«¡lid, “you arent’ going to uespise me? son wheft few other pasture crops are their assistance In the food-pr*»fVtlon
We are none the less .dear to each ready to graze. A permanent pasture campaign. The preachera are being
Mrs. 'Flatbnsh—You say your hua-
“Hal That's one on him, for I’n
other, are we? I had always dreamed then takes the place of a reserve for asked to get In touch with county band Is clever In the kitchen?
of marrying a girl like yourself—a girl age crop, being called upon to furnish agents and with the state extension
Mrs. Bensonhurst—Is he? Say, yon
“Pa added that.”
who knows hard work, a girl of the grazing at any time of the year when service, which represents the state ag- ought to Just see him dodge a rolling
people whose world Is not bounded by >ther pastures fall or are exhauster).
rlcpltuyat college and the United States pin !
the narrow conventions of leisured so
Dry-lot rations are not usually satis department of agriculture, and to de
"How many hnnrs do you think
factory from a financial standpoint. vote aa much time as possible to en-
No Use for Them.
man ought to sleep?"
“I'm Hester Kingdon,” she said. Torn ordinarily forms the basis of the lightening their people regarding the
”1 never take tny politics to bed with
“If depends, somewhat,” replied Ml
“What a dreadful disappointment. ration, with protein supplied from one necessity of local food production, _ me.
Cayenne, “on whether he’« at home (
Still, we might have met at any one of the concentrates, such as mill feed*. They are being furnished with data re-
“Thai explains why you seem to at a lecture."
"of a dozen house parties and never otl meiil, soy beans, alfalfa, or like garding the great burdens uptfn the have no use for political sheets.”
should have car») a straw for each feed*. Where milk Is available It I* transportation system of the country,
Back With an ArgumenL
•other. If I can f< rglve you for not be frequently fed to hogs to advantage, and. In sections where the food pro-
Couldn’t Mloe Them.
"Look at the monay yen could ■
ing a brawny, unschooled stoker you'll hut under present conditions much of dnctlon Is Insufficient for local needs,
“Did you ohserye all the meatles- If yon didn't smoke.”
have to forgive raa for not being a nlco the skim milk which has been given a special message 1« being sent to urge and wheatleee days?”
“Look at tha raveeae 1 make
itttla working girt."
to bogs should now be manufactured Increased production to meet local de-
“Observe them 1 They have been the government by aezokleg. Pm
And of course bo did.
forced 00 my attention.”
log my bIL”
COST OF PRODUCING PORK REDUCED BY
USE OF PASTURE AND FORAGE CROPS