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About The Maupin times. (Maupin, Or.) 1914-1930 | View Entire Issue (Dec. 3, 1915)
r SYNOPSIS. i
Hall Bonlstelle, artlst-photographar, pre
pares for the day's work In his studio,
r'lodie Fisher, his assistant, reminds him
of a party he Is to give in the studio that
night. Mr. Doremus, attorney, calls and
Informs Hall that his Uncle John's will
has left him 4,0uO,OOO on condition that
he marry before his twenty-eighth birth
day, which begins at midnight that night.
Mrs. Rena Royalton calls at the studio.
Hall asks her to marry him. She agrees
to give him an answer at the party that
night. Miss Carolyn Dallys calls. Hall
proposes to her. She agrees to give him
an answer at the party. Rosamund Gale,
art model, calls. Hall tries to rush her
Into an Immediate marriage. She, too,
defers her answer until the evening. Flo
die tries to show Hall a certain way out
of the mlxup, but he Is obtuse. Jonas
Hassingbury, heir to the millions In case
Hall fails to marry on time, plots with
Klodle to block Hall's marriage to any of
the three women before midnight. Flodle
arranges to have the three meet at the
studio as If by chance. At that meeting
much feminine fencing ensues, In which
Flodle uses her own foil adroitly. Hall
comes in. Alfred, the Janitor, brings In a
newspaper with the story of the queer
legacy. The ladles' alliance to humiliate
Hall dissolves and they retire to plan war
for the 14,000,000 prise. Successive tele-
?hone messages from the three ladles In
orm Hall that he Is accepted by all
three. Desperate, he asks Flodle to save
him from the three-horned dilemma by
CHAPTER X Continued.
He went up to her, but she darted
away like a cat. "Oh, no! Mr. Boni
stelle! Don't!" she protested.
He stopped In amazement. "Why
Hot? What's the matter!"
"Oh, you're proposed to three wom
en today!" she lamented pitifully. She
sat down and looked at him with a
"Well, what If I did? They dldnt
accept me, did they ? Haven't I a right
to ask somebody else, under the cir
cumstanceswith so much at stake?
Why, they may all refuse me, even
Bow; I'm not at all certain! I can't
risk a fortune on their whims, blow
ing hot and blowing cold! D'you think
I Intend to stand for this 'I-wlll-and-I-won't'
business? Not much! I'm glad
they did put me off, now. It's the
luckiest thing in the world! It gives
me a good excuse to take you. Why,
I was so rattled, Flodle, it never oc
curred to me I could marry you."
Flodle rose; her hazel eyes mapped.
"Oh, didn't it? Well, then, Mr. Boni
telle, evidently there are several
other things that didn't occur to you!
Do you think you can treat me this
way and expect me to stand for it?"
"What way? Lord, haven't I asked
you to marry me, Flo?" He stared at
her In surprise.
"No, you -haven't asked me! No,
you've insulted me! All you've done
la to announce coolly that you have
decided to marry, me!" Flodle,
aroused, fairly stormed now.
"Oh, pshaw I thought you under
stood, Flo. Of course I'll ask you. If
you want the conventional, orthodox
proposal." He smiled patronizingly at
her whim, as at a pouting child, then
dropped gracefully upon one knee.
"Will yeu marry me, Flodle?"
I there was a new note In Flodie's
tolce. "No!" she cried harshly. "Get
up Mr. Bonlstelle! I'm afraid you've
niu.e) a mistake. You've forgotten
who I am, haven't you? Why, I'm only
the girl with the 'funpy face!' I'm just
a 'queer little tyke,' who 'is always
happy!' Ha! Ha! Ha! Why don't
you laugh? I thought I always made
you smile? Just a 'jolly good pal'
that's all I am!- Didn't you say so
"But, Flodle!" Hall approached her
jtlacatlngly, amazed at her outburst.
She pushed him away. "No, sir!
Not much! I'm not so anxious to be
a lady of leisure as all that, Mr. Bonl
stelle r What! Marry you, with all
the love left out? No, sir! I should
ay not I"
"But,-Flodle!" Hall could scaroely
believe his ears. "Confound It, what's
got into you? Why, hang it all, I had
no Idea you felt Ilk that!" He stared
She made a queer, whimsical face
at herself or Hall, who knows? and
"No, I'm only little Flodle, the Egg
Boiler! And you're so used to me,
that when you do want to get married,
. you propese to one, two, three women
before you give me a thought I only
come In as a last resort Flodle, the
Forlorn Hope! Mr. Bonlstelle, do you
tblnk I'm the sort ( girl to marry
Flodle, transformed by this long-pent-up
rage, was a new and splendid
creature; her eyes shot sparks, the
color flamed upon her cheeks.
Hall, dumfoundedT stared at her,
speechless. If a baby had suddenly
attacked him he could not have been
more amazed. He didn't know ber In
this aspect; she took his breath away
like a strong wind. His Impulse was
to defend himself, resist, but be was
overcome by her emotion. He struck
out any way blindly, like a swimmer
In rap'ds; he tried to placate her.
"But, Flodle dearl I know but I
"Ob, yes, I know you want me and
why? So that you can win four mil
lions of dollars. That's all you want
You'll have to get married, so you'd
better take me! I make you laugb!
Oh, It's as simple as daylight, is it?
Well, I'm not so simple as I look.
When I marry a man. Hall Bonlstelle,
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Workers In gunpowder plants, when
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Lightning Is not the only danger
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Metal la dreaded tu hard surface may
it'll be because he loves me, remem
ber that; and not just to help catch a
Hall watched her, fascinated, as she
strode up and down, her eyes flashing,
her body lithe and eager, accenting
her anger with free, unconscious ges
tures. "By Jove!" he exclaimed, "I
wouldn't know you! Why, I never
saw you like this oefore! What's hap
pened to you? I didn't know it was
She turned scornfully. "Oh, I've got
a lot in me that you'll never know,
Hall Bonlstelle. I've got a little pride,
for one thing."
He Beized her hand; in spite of her
self, she let it rest in his, while he
asked, soothingly: "And haven't you a
little love, too, Flodle?"
She snatched her hand away. "Love!
What do you know about love!" she
exclaimed scornfully, and walked
away from him. "Why, your janitor
knows more about real love than you
do a thousand times!"
Still he stood and looked at her as
at a marvel. "Flodle Fisher," he de
clared, "you may believe It or not. but
I am in love with you, I swear l am!
Why, you're magnificent! By Jove, I
never saw such spirit! Why In the
world haven't you ever shown me
what you were, before? I'd have pro
posed to you six months ago!"
"Well, you're too late, now!" She
was trembling. Suddenly her strength
left her. She burst Into tears.
He went up to ber appeallngly.
"See here, Fie, I do want you, don't
you understand that, little girl? And
I'm going to have you, too, no matter
what happens! D n that money,
anyway! I wish it never had been left
me! See here, Flo, let's begin all
over again! come on out right now
and marry sne, will you will yof"
"No!" she sobbod.
Now there are two no s ,a woman
can say. One comes through clenched
teeth; It has a riBing Inflection; the
other Is an out-and-out bark and has
the downward fling. Few men know
what different things they mean. Hall
stood silent for a moment, watching
her. Then his tone changed. "Well, I
don't know that I blame you," he said
finally. "I've been all kinds of a cad
today, but I guess this is the limit. Of
course I've been blind. You're right.
I've been so close to you I haven't
really seen you. And now that I do,
It's too late. Say, Flodle, did you
mean- that? Is it really too- late?
Won't you let me prove that I am in
earnest, at last?"
"Oh, haw can I believe you? You're
not bonest! You've been lying all
day! You've lied to Mrs. Royalton,
and you've lied to Miss Dallys and
Rosamund. And now you're lying to
me! No!" she said, "I'll never believe
you." Then she dropped ber head on
her hands over the table. "Go away!
Hall walked toward the door,
wretched and ashamed.
"Isn't there any chance for me?" he
pleaded. "Don't you love me enough
to forgive me, dear? Don't say no
She looked up with tears In her
eyes. She bad a strange, exalted look
on her face as Ui spoke through
clenched teeth. "Hall Bonlstelle," she
said, "I will not marry you!'- There!"
She turned away,
Hall suddenly caught fire. He shook
his fist at her. "Flodle Fisher, you
shall marry me!" The door slammed,
As soon as he had gone, Flodle
jumped up, and stood for a moment
thinking. She glanced at the clock,
scowled, then walked stealthily to the
door and listened. Opening It, she
looked, out Into the hall,.
"Oh, Alfred!' she called, and then
In a moment the Janitor appeared
pale and sad as a specter. "Yes, Miss
She regarded him eagerly. "Alfred,"
she said, "you said you'd do anything
for me, didn't you!"
"Yes, Miss Fisher, that's what I
"You will do anything, no matter
what I ask?"
"Oh, yes. Miss Fisher! Indeed I
"Then go and get your bat and coat
"Yes, Miss Fisher."
He left hastily, and Flodle went to
her closet and drew forth ber own bat
and coat and put them on, still ab
sorbed In thought She was drawing
on ber last glove when Alfred re
"What Is It you want me to do, Miss
"Alfred," she replied, smiling elfish
ly on him, "I want you to go down te
the city hall with me. . We're going to
get a marriage license!"
And before he could reply she bad
hurried with him out of the door.
Flodie's mind .having been. In the
afternoon, thus somewhat diverted
from preparation" for the party, the
decorations of the studio had devolved
on the untutored taste of Alfred Smal
lish. Poor Alfred! Flodle, arriving
cause explosions and hence on the
workmen's clothes the buttons must
all be of bone.
The workmen's clothes must be
pocketless, so that they may not ca
ry matches or knives, and a workman,
no matter how dandified his tastes,
must not wear turned up trousers,
since In turn-ups grit Is harbored, and
grit In a gunpowder mill la as danger
ous almost as Are. .
In all the buildings of these plants
not a aallheaa or any sort of Iron ma
terial la exposed. The roofs, too, are
early, spent nearly an hour recon
structing his decorative scheme, pat
ting and pulling it Into something
more careless, and more agreeable to
her own sense of beauty.
For the occasion Mr. Smallish had
also decorated himself. In his hired
evening suit he looked. If possible, a
bit more pathetic than usual.
Flodie had arrayed herself for the
evening with simplicity and artful
grace. She wore white mulle, which,
happily escaping the schoolgirl touch,
daringly showed her neck to admirable
advantage. Flodie's hair disclosed,
perhaps, more of her attentive care.
She had caught that charm of care
less luxuriance for which clever wom
en strive. Hall Bonlstelle's first glance
told her that she had succeeded. She
answered his exclamatory compli
ments with a shrug.
You wait!" he announced, shaking
his finger at her, "just as soon as I
hafe it out with those three women
I'm coming after you! Remember
that! I've got to get rid of them some
way, Lord knows how, but I'll do It!
And then, Flodie Fisher, It'll be your
turn! Mark my words! I intend to
marry you up before midnight!"
"You wont!" she exclaimed and
slammed the door in his face. When
she came out, a few minutes later, she
found him In the studio, frowning.
'Confound it!" he said, "I'm all up
a tree without my watch! I've got to
keep track of the time tonight, though;
it's important. I want to know how
long I've got."
"There's the clock," said Flodle,
can't you look at that occasionally?"
"I wonder how near right It Is?" he
asked. "It's been losing time lately,
'Shall I ring up Central and ask?"
'Will you, please? Thanks!" Hall
walked to the tall grandfather's clock
In the corner and opened the door,
while Flodie went Into the office.
After a moment, she called out,
Ten twenty-two, Mr. Bonlstelle!"
"Lord, It Is awfully slow, Isn't It!
All right!" Hall put the minute hand
"No, You Haven't Asked Mel"
a half-hour ahead and shut ths door,
Then he went up to Flodie impulsive
ly. "Flo, for Ood's sake, say yet. That
will settle everything. Won't yeu,
She answered with sarcasm. " 'Part
ner wanted for a well-established busi
ness. Must have -tour millions, capi
tal. Answer tmmedlatedly.' No, I
Hall, thus discomfited, tried a new
line. "You haven't asked to see the
ring yet!" he said, smiling.
"No, and I don't want to!" Flodle
was cool, very.
He took a box from his pocket,
opened the lid and set It down tempt
ingly In front of her. Flodle could not
resUt one look at the ruby, then re
turned It to him without a word.
"See it it fits, Flo!" he said, coax
"I can't tell," she said; "Rosamund's
bands are rather well, they're not ex
actly small, are they?"
"You'll be wearing this ring before
midnight, Miss Fisher!" Ho put it
back Into Its case, adding, "I'm going
to use an old ring of my mother's for
the wedding. It'll come pretty soon
after the other, though. It won't bo
a long engagement,
At the rattle of the elevator door In
the hall outside Alfred Smallish sprang
to ths door of the office and opened II
"Lord, there's the specter at the
feast!" said Hall under his breath,
It was Jonas Hassingbury, dressed
In a long black frock coat, not unlike
an undertaker, with his black gloves
and string tie. His long face kept up
the Illusion; it was dark and solemn,
befitting a serious occasion. He bowed
low to Flodle and held out a thin hand
to bis host.
(TO BE) CONTINUED.)
The latest addition to ths New Yoi
Central Park soo, a monkey named
Sally, was placed In the primate house
this week, having been taken there for
Imprisonment, according to Head
Keeper Snyder, because of an appetite
for alcohollo drinks which made her
dangerous to ths business ot her mis
tress' husband operating a beer gar
den in North Bergen, N. J,
Sally fell Into evil ways about a
year ago. Slice then she has on fre
quent occasions broken Into the bar
and refreshed herself. The night be
fore Memorial day, when all was ready
for the holiday rush, Sally went too
far. The preparations of ber owner's
husband were sadly disarrayed and
there was a large bill for broken glass.
Then the husband put his foot down
firmly. Hence the gift to the too.
mads very slight, so that In ths even
ot an explosion they will blow oft eas
ily. Ths doors all open outward to
make escape easy, and ths plant Is
usually surrounded with a stream of
water, Into which the bands are
trained to diva at ths first sign of
Only Himself ts ilsme.
Tsa a self-made man, I want jou
to kaow." "OK chap, yo should bare
hollered for bolp." Cincinnati Tinea
Kit and Puff sat in the barn door
fray when their master drove home
with Snowball. You remember he
went to sea and was gone three
"Who is that on the seat with mas
ter?" asked Kit. "I do believe he got
another white cat."
"It's poor Snowball's ghost," said
Puff, staring; "it looks just like him,
Snowball jumped from the wagon
and ran toward the barn.
"It is Snowball," said Kit. "Aren't
you dead?" he asked.
"I was sure a dog had you this
time," said Puff. "Where have you
"No, a dog did not get me," said
Snowball, "and I am not dead, as you
can see; I have been to sea," he said,
proudly swinging his tail and holding
his head very high to show his new
"To see what?" asked Puff.
"To see whales and water and flying
fish and all the things you see from a
Nailed the Poster on the Fence.
big ship on the ocean. I have been on
the Golden Caribbean."
Puff and Kit Just stared at him;
they did not understand one word.
'You have been gone a long time,"
"Ot course I have; it takes three
weeks to make the trip."
"Were you on the water all the
time?" asked Puff, "and didn't you get
"Of course I didn't get wet," said
Snowball. "I was on a big ship; it is
Just like a house, and you sail right
along on the top of the water."
"Did you see any fish?" asked Kit,
"Yes," Bald Snowball, "they flew on
the deck of the steamer."
"Flew?" asked both kittens.
"Yes," said Snowball, "and I saw a
whale, too. You have to travel if you
want to see tilings; you cannot stay
around the farm all your life and
know what there is in the world."
"He gets all the attention," said Kit
as Snowball walked away. "I wish we
could do something so people would
notice us, but It is always Snowball
and I do not suppose he ever mentions
us to anyone on his travels."
"He Is being spoiled," said Puff,
and I think we are as smart as he is,
only we are more reserved, I have an
Idea, if you will help me, and I am
sure that we can become as famous
"What is It?" asked Kit. "I'll help
you. if I can." . "
"It is this," said Puff. "We can get
Snowball to tell us all about his sea
trip again, the flying whale and the
fish and the gold sea and all the other
things, and after we have heard it
enough to remember all ot It we'll give
"Who will come to it?" asked Kit.
"All the cats and kittens In the
neighborhood," said' Puff, "and; we'll
have moving pictures, too."
"Where will you get them?" asked
"Don't you remember the moving
picture machine that master's little
boy had Christmas? He Is tired of it
and it iB In the closet. We'll get It,
and there Is a picture of a white kit
ten rolling a ball; we'll say It is Snow
ball on the ship."
"Yes," said Kit; "he said he rolled."
"I am sure we will be as famous as
Snowball after we given this lecture.
We will write a notice and nail It
on the fence on the road:
"THE GOLDEN SEA,"
With Moving Pictures.
"That sounds splendid," said Kit. "I
think it Is better than going to sea."
The next week, when Snowball went
to the city with his master. Puff and
Kit nailed the poster on the fence and
by modntlme the yard was filled with
cats, big and little, their coats all
slick and shining, for the lecture was
considered quite a social event.
When they were seated Puff said:
"We shall have to make the barn
very dark so that the pictures can be
seen, and 1 must request the audience
to remain quietly seated all through
the lecture; even It anyoneshould see
a mouse or a rat, please restrain your
Then he began his lecture snd told
them all about the strange sights that
Snowball bad told about, and every
little while Kit would turn the picture
machine and show the whits kitten
rolling a ball.
"Looks Just like him, does It not?"
said one Mrs. Tabby. "I should know
It anywhere," said another. And when
the lecture was ended Kit and Puff
were the social lions of ths neighbor
It was perfectly lovely," said one
"Yes," said another, "it was just
like a trip on the ocean."
When Snowball rode Into the yard
the cats were crowded about Kit and
Puff, telling them how wonderful the
lecture was and how much they en
Snowball walked toward them to
see what was going on, but no one
noticed him; they were too much In
terested in Puff and Kit.
Finally, one old tabby saw him and
shook hands, or paws, with him.
You should have heard your broth
er's lecture on the Golden Sea," she
said, "it was most interesting. Kit
and Puff are very entertaining kit
tens." Snowball was too much astonished
to reply. After the kittens and cats
had departed he asked Kit and Puff
what Mrs. Tabby had meant
We gave a lecture on your trip,"
said Puff. "It's nil very well to see
things, but it is quite another matter
to give an interesting lecture on that
which you have seen," and Kit and
Puff walked away with high heads,
leaving poor Snowball gazing after
PRAISE FOR BOUNCING LASS
Pining, Moping, 8crewed-Up, Wasp.
Wanted Daughters of Fashion
Unfit to Marry.
A celebrated clergyman once star
tled the young ladles of bis flock with
the following advice:
'The buxom, bright-eyed, rosy-
cheeked, bouncing lass wbo can darn
a stocking, make her own frocks, com
mand a regiment ot pots and kettles,
feed the pigs, chop wood, milk cows,
wrestle with the boys, and be a lady
withal in company, is Just the sort ot
girl for me, and for any worthy man
'But you, ye pining, moping, lolling,
screwed-up, wasp-waisted, mortgaged,
music murdering, novel devouring
daughters of fashion and Idleness, you
are no more fit for matrimony than a
pullet ts to look after a family of 14
chickens. Thetruth Is, my doar girls,
you want more liberty and less fash
ionable restraint, more kitchen and
less parlor, more exercise and less
sofa, more pudding and less piano,
more frankness and less mock mod
esty, more breakfast and loss bustle.
"Iose yourselves a little, enjoy
more liberty and less restraint by
fashion, breathe the pure atmosphere
ot freedom, and become something as
lovely and beautiful as nature de
signed." WATCH HOLDER QUITE HANDY
Motorcyclist Wishing to Keep Track
of Time of Day Can Easily Attach
Timepiece to Machine.
A watch holder for a motorcycle
can be easily constructed ot a small
flat tin can or box of the kind used
by druggists for salve or powders. A
circular piece, the size ot the watch
face, Is cut from the cover with a cir
cular can cutter. A slot is made In
the Bide to admit the stem of the
watch. If the watch docs not fit snug
ly in the box, paper or cotton may be
packed in tightly to fill up the extra
Motorcycle Watch Holder.
space. The cover Is put on Mid sold
ered In place, and a ploco of ciotal Is
bent as shown and soldered to the
back of the case. The holder ts
clamped to the handlebar. An Inex
pensive watch will serve thn purpose.
The grand duke ot Saxe-Welmar bad
In Germany a reputation for perpetrat
ing "bulls." Once be came across two
schoolboys wbo looked remarkably
"The lads must surely be twins," he
"Yes, your highness," replied the fa
ther. "Ah," said the grand duke, placing
his hand on the head of one of thorn,
"And how old are you?"
"Six," answered the boy.
"And you?" he srIiI, turning. to the
other lad. Boston Evening Transcript
Bees for Fighting,
German troops fighting on the East
African coast are not provided with
poisonous chlorine gas to drive their
enemies from the tronrbes. As a novol
makeshift, they huvo confined swarms
ot wild bees, which they free when
the British and native forces attack
them. The American Boy.
Caller What a tiny little chop your
Elsie I guess that's 'cause he's only
my half brother. Huston Evening
"How do you account for the fact
that George Washington never told s
He?" asked the ttochcr.
"I guoss he never wont flshln',"
piped the small urchin st tho pedal
extremity ot the clues
He Krew Hr.
Mrs. Benton Holme I'm writing an
Important letter, WiliU md I want
you to be as quiet a a mouse.
Willie (aged seven) Say, it I was
a mouse you'd jump up on the lab!
and holler blue murder.
Could Be Better.
School Visitor Well, WlUIr-, tow
are you getting on?
Willi Pretty good; lu I cant
enrte a ball Ilk som ot ths boys
ViCW or ST GEORGt'3. GRENADA
BOUT ten years ago James I
Gordon Bennett made a trip
in his steam yacht through
the West Indies, and when he
reached La Guayra he cabled
orders to the New York Herald to
run a series of articles describing
that part ot the Caribbean as a cruis
ing ground for yacht owners. Since
then a good many yachtsmen have
followed Mr. Bennett's lead, but few
have got as much out of the trip In
the way of excitement and varied ex
perience as did Frederick Fenger ol
Accompanied by his wife and a one
man crew, Skipper Fenger made a
cruise ot more than 6,000 miles In the
specially designed schooner Diablesse.
Storms along the gulf waters, dan
gers of starvation and hardships of
long hours at the wheel were safely
surmounted; suspicions ot being Ger
man spies were finally routed; mu
tiny on board was quelled, when for
a few days added help was taken on
board, and at last. In June, 1915, the
little 21-ton schooner returned home.
Nothing very exciting happened in
the flrat part of the trip except the
desertion of the "crew," who feared
to cross the gulf stream. Captain and
Mrs: Fenger managed to reach Blmlnl,
and continued to Nassau, where a new
crew, in the person of one "Jamaica
Fred," was shipped, and he stuck to
Ran Against a Revolution.
"I hoped to reach St. Thomas In
ten days," said Captain Fenger, "but
Erst we ran into head winds and then
a calm, We were In a dead beat for
three and one-half weeks, except tor
two nights. Off the coast ot Haiti we
ran into a hard blow, In which our
jibs were torn off while we were tak
ing In sail. We hove to under a fore
sail, and the next morning ran In un
der the Island at Port de Palx.
"There we found a revolution going
on. Officers boarded us, headed by
the harbor master.
"We anchored with all our chains
out, and the officers took all our pa
pers ashore. I was considerably wor
ried, fearing that they would seize
the schooner. An American 80-foot
schooner yacht a year before had
been fired on In the same locality.1
They got away from Port de Palx
all right, however, and made their
way, in heavy weather, along the
coast ot Haiti and San Domingo and
across to Maraguez, Porto Rico. Then
they beat their way to St. Thomas.
but before reaching that Island they
ran entirely c.it of food and water.
8alls Blown to Shreds.
"From St. Thomas we sailed to the
Virgin islands," continued Captain
Fenger, "and ran across to St.. Eusts
tlus, where the harbor master, whom
I knew, warned us that the weather
was growing suspicious and that the
early season had come when hurri
canes might be expected In the north
ern Islands. We stayed two hours,
and then set out for Dominica, and
thence to St. Lucia. Just as we were
under the lee of Martinique, the
weather suddenly became extremely
heavy, and our mainsail was ripped
along ths foot. We put In a reef and
kept on, from seven o'clock till about
10 p. m.
"Then, without any warning, the
mainsail suddenly blew Itself all
to shreds. There wasn't enough left
to make a patch. We sot our storm
try-sail and kept on running. I had
Just turned In from my watch, when
Fred yelled: 'Now de for's'le done
gone.' It, too, was almost a com
plete wreck, and we were beating
about in considerable distress.. There
wasn't any fear about It, Just excite
ment "Ail quieted finally, however, and
we got along somehow to Chateau
Belaire, and from thore to St.
George's, Grenada, which we reached
on July 6, 1914.
KEEP GLASS OFF ROADWAYS
German School Children Aid Govern
ment In Prevention of Mishaps
The acknowledged scarcity ot rub
ber products In Gorman at the pres
ent tins has resulted in a new order
of the Gorman government, issued
through the modlum of Its school
teachers. Every teacher has boen In
structed to tell his pupils to look care
fully over the roadways which they
have to pass, and to pick up every bit
of broken glass, or sharp pieces of
metal, which might be Injurious to
automobiles. The importance ot the
automobile In tho war operations has
been put before the school children
in so graphic a manner that they are
enthusiastic over the prospect ot be
ing able to help Us efficiency. Uro n
ups wbo ars seen to drop glass or bot
tles upon th hlghwsys are subjected
to severe reprimand on the first oc
casion snd to a fine on th second.
Motorists who In former years bav
been suffering from the broken s;ta
nd sharp tacks on roads and streets
"Wo lay there for five months,
and a new set ot sails was sent
down to us from the states.
Dodging a Waterspout.
'Our course was then made to St."
Lucia, on the sailing route to Bar
bados. As we were sailing In the
outside harbor a waterspout suddenly
appeared off our bow, and we sported
tor several minutes trying to dodge
It. A schooner of twice our tonnage,
which we had passed during the
night, lost all her headsalls In a blow
which followed, but we managed to
'We docked at Barbados, and got
in some Christmas nuts and raisins.
then .cleared tor Tobago, from which
the name 'tobacco' comes. We spent
Christmas in Scarborough. We bad
a bamboo tree for a Christmas tree.
"From Dominica we continued to
Guadalupe, and anchored one moon
light night off the shore, about two
miles from Point a Pltre. The next
morning we sailed into the harbor,
and as we were entering we noticed a
signal at the customs office. It con
sisted ot a black ball over an Ameri
can Dag upside down, and, though we
couldn't find any meaning in Inter
national code, we knew it was a
warning to keep away. We kept on
aBhore, however, and the harbor .mas
tor Immediately came out, with a
number of army officers, to mak
things look powerful. They demand
ed our passports. But we bad left
the United States before the war,
and . had thought nothing of getting
passports. I had a letter to the Brit
ish consul, which they took. They
would not give me clearance, but 1
sailed without it for Antigua.
"Thence to Barbuda we went, an
Island recently taken over by the
British government. It was stocked
by the Coddlngton family of Eng
land about two centuries sgo with
wild deer, and the deer abound there
now. Four hundred natives still live
in a walled town under a sort ot feud
al system, and the Island Is governed
by two white men, an overseer and
his assistant. About 150 wrecks are
scattered along its shores."
From Barbuda the Diablesse sailed
to St. Kitts and Nevis, then to St.
Eustatlus again, and from there home,
without further remarkable incident.
Gave the Child to Mother.
The supreme court of New Mexico
In Focks vs. Hunger heard habeas cor
pus proceedings Instituted by a mother
to recovor her child from the foster
mother. It appeared that the 'child
was Btoien from the mother when two
or three years old and placed In cus
tody of the foster mother, who, how
ever, was without knowledge ot the
theft ot the child or the whereabouts
of the mother and that the foster
mother had given the child tender
care. The court held that on the evi
dence that the mother was a worthy
person who was able to care for the
child she was entitled to the custody,
since she had spent all the money she
could spare in a ceaseless search. The
"In this case the burden was upon
the appellee to show that the natural
mother, because of some vice or some
other lawful reason, was not the
proper person to have the care and
custody of her child. This she failed
At the Reception,
"Who is that attractive lady?"
"My late wife."
"1 didn't know you were divorced!"
"I'm not; but Just look at the
Jim-John, why is It that all you fat
fellows are so good natured?
John We have to be good natured.
You see, we can't either fight or run.
declare that the order has cleaned
the roads as If by magic, snd that
punctures or blowouts are a rare oc
casion at present Scientific Ameri
can. The Plcnlo Pie.
A reader wrote to the Arkrnsas
City Traveler, asking what a young
man Bhould do when be sat on a cus
tard pie at a picnic. The editor ad
vised him to remain there until the
others went home. However, thore
are those wbo dlcagree with the Trav
eler editor's advice. There are those
even who advise throwing the remains
ot the pie In'.o the lap of the woman
who brought It along. Anyone wbo
takes a custard pie on a plcnlo de
serves whatever may happen to her.
Custard pie :, or should be, strictly
an Indoor enterprise. No pie without
i substantial top crust should be a!,
lowed on a plcnlo.
Enormous Elephant Tusks.
Th tusks of the African elephant
sometimes weigh as much as 100
pounds each, and reach a length of
sight or Din test
oivrat V-j. A.