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About The Maupin times. (Maupin, Or.) 1914-1930 | View Entire Issue (Dec. 31, 1915)
Esther S. Proudfoot
(Copyright, 1915, by W. O. Chapman.)
"That's your decision, Is It?"
"It's got to be."
"Then I can tell you that you are
selling Mllly Into heartbreak and mis
ery! Man, reflect you are doing
Kirk Howard, bachelor, aged thirty
five, spoke with fervor and Indigna
tion. Barely had he been so wrought
up. Clean hearted, humanely sympa
thetic, his soul was stirred to Its
depths, and the note of appeal, of
direct prophecy In his voice would
have commanded more than ordinary
attention from a person less sordid
than old John Davenal.
' "There Is something under this I
do not understand," resumed Howard.
"I have been your neighbor for two
years, my nephew Walter and your
daughter Mllly have been like brother
and sister. Neighbor, don't you think
I am entitled to your confidence la
It was then that old Davenal blurted
out the truth. It shocked Howard.
Davenal had got into the clutches of
Daniel Wegg, the village lawyer. He
had been led Into unwise Investments
until he owed the attorney a large
amount of money.
"As it Is," declared Davenal, and his
tones were fairly desperate, "Wegg
can seize everything I own and leave
Mllly a pauper when I am gone. He
says he really likes Mllly, and he of
fers to cancel the debt and settle the
estate on her If she will marry him.
He'B given me two days to decide."
"Can you think of bestowing that
lovely wild-flower child upon a man
What Old It Mean?
twice married, once divorced, a selfish,
hard-minded skinflint? Oh, neighbor,
neighbor, this must not be!"
"Then It's ruin for me and for her."
"Better that than that she should
pine and fade like a blighted flower.
No, no, there is some way out of It
Can I see Mllly T"
"She has agreed to the "
"Sacrifice! perhaps, In her filial de
votion, but she must never wed Dan
lei Wegg. Ab! there she 1b in the
garden. I must speak to her," and al-
though Davenal evidently feared an
upset of his selfish plans, Howard
walked toward a form he made out
on a bush-sheltered seat. It was Milly,
Bhe sat In a sad, wearied pose. Her
yes were closed and there were
traces of dried tears upon her wan
"Poor, poor child!" murmured How-
ard, and Bhe started and looked up
like a frightened fawn at the sound
of his approaching footsteps.
"Oh, it Is you, Mr. Howard," she
stammered In confusion, and then, as
be sat down beside her, despite his
grave manner, she nestlod toward him
the shadows on ber face lightening as
It he Infused her with a sense of pro
"Mllly," he spoke outright, "your fa
ther has told me. You are to marry
"I I must."
Her Hps drew tight, ber face was a
mask of pent-up misery.
"As an old friend," pursued Howard
"let me ask you one question: Thore
la someone eUe?"
Her eyes were downcast, her face
covored with a quick flush.
"Tea," she barely whispered, her
tones a tremble, her face halt hidden.
Howard gave a great start. A sud
den thought, a taucled new discovery
Dad illumined his mind. In a flash he
aw It all his nephew, Walter! Why
of course! Had not Mllly for months
before the departure of Walter run In
upon them, happy and free as a mem
ber of the family, for weeks and
weeksr She loved another who
could It be but Walter? And had not
"the boy" written, far away In the
west with a surveying party, that
oniy ror one ue loved the exile
would be a lonesome experience.
They might never have plighted their
troth, but Mllly loved Walter, whom
w uu nauer wny, mey were
mated in temperament and tastes, and
aoove an in youth!
A great new thought came to Kirk
Howard. He loved Walter as an own
son. It would take fully month to
rcacn n:m and got him back home.
jjantoi wegg had set a limit of tw
uays. nuai was there In life for
mmseir, reflected Howard and
mighty resolve thrilled and then fa
"Mllly," be spoke steadily as he
couio, "your xatner sees his situation
owy in your iacrince. I
it, I can aid Id getting him out of
the power of Daniel Wegg. will you
help mo to do It? Mllly, will yon
marry me? 1 am old, it Is true, but
I will not be a a burden to you. It
is only to save you. I I "
In amazement he checked the Inco
herent torrent of words which he
sought to employ to conceal his real
Intentions. Mllly had uttered a strange
cry. She bent toward him. It seemed
as It a great gladnesa Bhowed In ber
relieved face, the flashing glimpse be
had of It. Then, burying her face on
his arm, she clung to him like to a
tired, storm-beaten child Beeklng and
finding security and peace.
Yes yes!" she murmured. "Oh,
my best, my dearest of friends!" and
then, sobbing, she darted from the
spot, for her father bad intruded.
Plainly, bluntly Kirk Howard stat
ed his position to Mr. Davenal. The
latter bad refused money, but be
tween Wegg and Howard there could
be no choice. Yes, let the marriage
take place at once, the money pro
vided to pay off Wegg before the lat
ter would contrive some scheme to
defeat their plans and harass them.
It was Btrange how grave, how pale
was Howard through that hurried cer
emony. Mllly acted like one In a
dream. No one was present at the
marriage except father, daughter,
Howard and the minister.
"I I have some important business
up at my home," spoke Howard In a
strained, unnatural voice, as the cler
gyman went away.
Mllly regarded him tremulously.
There was a wistful, pleading look In
her eyes, but he, manlike, construed It
as passing gratitude at her deliverance
from being wedded to a man she ab
horred. "I may not return until tomorrow,"
he voiced unsteadily, "I have some
very Important papers to make out
to provide for your future, Mllly," he
added, and then he was gone, leaving
Davenal stupefied and Milly puzzled.
"What did It mean? What could it
mean! For an hour Mllly sat mar
veling at this strange abandonment.
Somehow the last look Howard had
bestowed upon her troubled her, haunt
ed her. It seemed to express sorrow,
subtle, infinitely pathetic, yet It also
appeared to bid her hope. Her father
retired. A deserted bride, Milly went
to the window and glanced out.
Over at the Howard home a single
light glowed brightly. She knew its
location, the ground floor room that
was Mr. Howard's library. It seemed
to beckon to her. Her soul was un
easy. She left the house, and ten
minutes later she stood Just outside
the open window, not two feet away
from the table at which Howard was
writing. Her startled eyes made out
"and so, dear nephew, I shall be
found as It I died a natural death, and
all I have Is yours and Mllly's. Nevei
tell her the truth, for what are the
few years I may live to your long
happiness and hers? Dear boy! I
was blind not to guess that love direct
ed her many visits to us, that I did not
surmise that she Is 'the influence' you
spoke of In your letter. And so I have
saved her by marrying her. An un-
claimed bride, a widow, all her love
will be yours"
Aghast, Mllly read the intent of the
writer. She hastoned around to the
front door, Bhe thrust It open, ran to
the library. As Bhe sank to her knees
by his Bide, the astounded Howard
"Milly, my child!" he spoke.
"Mr. Howard oh, destroy that let
ter! What would you do?" she panted.
"For Walter's Bake " he began.
"What Is Waltor to me!"' she cried
In a walling tone. "He loves another.
Oh, blind! blind! doubly blind! Must I
tell you that my visits to your borne
were Influenced by devotion, love for
the grandest man I ever met!"
She was subbing In his arms. His
face grew glorified as he realized the
truth, and all the ways of life seemed
smiling and sweet at last.
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Military Barracks on St Helena
AR OUT In the middle ot the
South Atlantic ocean, 1,200
miles from the coast ot Africa
and 1,800 miles from South
America, lies the rocky little island of
St. Helena, one ot the many outposts
of the British empire. Discovered by
the Portuguese about 1502 and settled
by the Dutch in 1645, It was taken by
the English In 1657 and almost con
tinuously Blnce then bas been held
by them as a naval station. Its eco
nomic and commercial importance Is
almost nil, and Its population Is only
about 5,000, but Its name will live for
ever, for to that distant rock one hun
dred years ago Napoleon Bonaparte
was taken by his conquerors, there to.
spend his remaining years in exile
under strictest guard.
There for six years the man who
had dominated and re-made Europe
lived in such state as was afforded by
the somewhat meager allowance made
him, and there, on May 5. 1821. he
d away. During all this time
several thousand troops and a fleet of
warships were maintained at St. Hel
ena to prevent tha escape of the great
Once again, many years later, the
island was put to similar use by the
British, for during the South African
war of 1899-1902 nearly 5,000 Boer
prisoners, among them General Cron
Je, were sent there.
The island Is a crown colony and Is
administered oy a governor and a
Among Oldest Land on Globe.
Because of Its Isolated position, Its
peculiar fauna and Its very remark
able insular flora, together with Its
geological character, scientists believe
St. Helena Is amongst the oldest land
now existing on the face of the globe.
It Is said that out of sixty-one native
Bpecles only two or three are found
In any other part of the world.
The natural strength ot the Island
lies In Its compact form and size to
gether with Its Inaccessible coast,
formed by an almost uninterrupted
belt of rocks which rise perpendicu
larly to a height of 600 to 1,200 feet.
From the sea the lofty hills divided
by huge Assures and deep gorges al
most without vegetation make the Is
land seem grimly barren, but In the
The Peacock and Juno.
The peacock made complaint to
Juno that, while the nightingale
pleased every ear with his song, he
no sooner opened his mouth than he
became a laughing stock to all who
heard him. The goddess, to console
him, said, "But you far excel In beauty
and In size. The splendor ot the
emerald shines In your neck, and you
unfold a tall gorgeous with painted
plumage." "But for what purpose
have I," said the bird, "this dumb
beauty so long as I am surpassed In
song?" "The lot ot each," replied
Juno, "has been assigned by the will
of the fates to thoe, beauty; to the
eagle, strength; to the nightingale,
song; to the raven, favorable, and to
the crow, unfavorable auguries. These
are all contented with the endow-
ments alloted to them." From
One ot the wonders ot surgical sci
ence has been porformed In a French
military hospital whore a wounded sol
dier ban had a sixth of his brain am
putated without mlsulug it The pa-
tlont was carried In with a penetrating
wound In the occipital region ot the
cranium. Splinters ot bone had
caused an abscess to form In the loft
cerebral hemisphere. These were re
moved by Dr. A. Ouepln, surgeon In
chief to the hospital, but a fresh
abscess formed, and Doctor Ouepln
was obliged on two occasions to ampu
tate portions of the brain which pro
truded from the wound. The patient
thus lost at least a third ot the left
hemisphere, but shows no special
slgus of trouble, either of motlvlty,
sensibility, or ideation.
Nothing should be allowed to go to
waste on the farm. A considerable sav
ing ran be made In the matter ot
medicine, tor example. Such portions
of remedies as may bo left over after
a long spell of illness, the contents
of various battles In the cupboard
from which the labels have been lost
and the sample remedial agents that
are left at the house from time to
time, should be poured Into a Jug and
the blred man dosed with the mixture
whenever he complains ot being so
run down that he must take a day
oft to go to town, One dose will prob
ably not kill him and the same hired
man bas never been known to desire
second dose. Kansas City Star.
vines converging towards the sea Into
one common valley. In the center of
the basin Lot and Lot's Wife, two
rocky pyramids, shoot their weather
worn pinnacles abruptly out of the
surrounding tcoria, the former being
nearly 300 feet high and the latter
about 260 feet, this one being narrow
er at the base than at top.
Fine Health Resort.
Two hundred springs of fresh wa
ter, a climate as fine as Lay In the
world and the purifying sweep of the
trade winds combine to make 'St. Hel
ena a health resort that is almott un
surpassed. Generally the temperature
Is decidedly pleasant, but twice a
year, during the short periods known
as the "roller seasons," the ocean
current sets strongly from the equa
torial regions, a stagnant calm pre
vails and Europeans suffer from head
ache and wearlnesB. Theft In a few
hours the wind shifts again to the
southeast and brings coolness and
On the north shore of the island, be
tween two great fortified rocks, Mun
dens and Ladder Hill, lies the little
city of Jamestown, the capital and
only town of St. Helena. Its white
houses nestle prettily in a narrow val
ley and conspicuous among them
stands a white, blgh-splred church.
Itr has a good sea wall, a deep moat
and drawbridge, a portculllsed gate
way and a spacious parade ground,
for a garrison Is always maintained
there. The fort on Ladder Hill is
connected with the town by a flight
ot 700 steps. Among the points of in
terest in the city are the Castle, whew
the governor resides, the fine botan
ical gardens, a museum and an excel
lent civil hospital.
Where Napoleon Lived and Died.
It goes without saying the place of
greatest Interest to visitors Is Long-
wood, the house in which Napoleon
lived during his exile and In which
he died in 1821. This Is called Long-
wood Old House, because just before
the emperor's demise a new and more
pretentious residence, known as New
House, was designed for him and
nearly completed. The Old House
was merely a farm building of the
Longwood plantation In the east cen
tral part ot the Island, and until the
Putt and Kit became very popular
frith all the kittens and cats in the
neighborhood after they gave the lec
ture and very much talked of, and
poor Snowball was not looked upon as
quite their equal.
One day after he had been in the
city with his master he heard a
commotion in the barn, and he thought
Puff and Kit must be giving another
lecture, so he went very quietly to the
barn door and looked in. All the cats
and kittens were sitting around the
barn, drinking tea, and one old Mrs.
Tabby was saying to Putt: "It is a
pity your brother Snowball does not
care for the artistic things In life
as you and Kit do; it must be very
trying to have him go to town with
his master instead of enjoying this
brilliant gathering you have here this
afternoon at your tea."
Yes," replied Puff. "Kit and I
often speak of it, but Snowball does
not Care for social life at all. He
is ot rather a roving disposition, and
he does not care for style, either.'
"He seems to be very proud of his
tie and collar," said another Mrs.
Tabby. ' .
"Oh, yes," replied Kit, "bo he is,
but he does not wear them with any
"He has not the grace or dignity
which you or Puff possess," said an
other old Tabby.
Snowball listened with flashing
eyes. "The wretches," he said; "after
all I have done for Kit and Puff to
think they would talk about me like
this. I will show them whether I
have style or not. I saw a dog on the
street today wearing a red sweater.
I'll get one the next time I go to
town, and on Sunday I will wear it. 1
will make the old Tabbies and Puff
and Kit sit up and take notice of
The next Sunday morning when all
the kittens and Tabby cats were sit
ting on their front steps in the warm
sunshine Snowball donned his red
sweater. He stretched his neck to Its
full length so that his tie and collar
might Bhow to advantage. . He slicked
his coat and pricked up his ears, and
then walked very slowly by tho barn
door, where Kit and Puff were dozing
in the sun, but he did not look at
Puff was in the middle of a yawn
and he stopped with wide-opened
mouth. Never had he seen anyone
look so stylish as Snowball in bis red
sweater. He tapped Kit on the head
and awoke him, and they walked out
Little Georgia Miss Gives Striking
Demonstration of What Careful
Feeding Will Accomplish.
(Prepared by the United States Depart
ment or Agriculture.)
A Georgia girl has recently given a
striking demonstration of what a lit
tle care will accomplish In the rais
ing of pigs. A sow in her neighbor
hood bad eight pigs and could only
nourish seven ot them at one time.
The eighth pig was therefore given to
the little girl, who raised it by hand.
She joined her country pig club as a
Ham and Bacon member, and kept a
close record, as the club regulations
provide, of the feed given her pig, and
of its weight. The pig was not a
purebred. At nine months old the
pig was killed. It weighed 225 pounds
net when dressed as meat, and also
yielded a 60-pound can of lard. The
cost of producing this meat was less
LONGWOOD OLD H0U5&
Interior are great expanses of beauti-
ful woods and pastures. In reality
the gorges are valleys that narrow aa
they wind inward toward the central
ridge, which, rising In places to up
wards Of 3,000 feet, crosses the Uland
from southeast to southwest, dividing
it distinctly Into two parts. On the
slopes ot this ridge are the most fer
tile spots, the richest pasture lands.
There are a number ot picturesque
peaks that are clothed In a forest ot
old-world flora tree ferns, dogwood,
gum and cabbage trees. The sharp
contrasts afforded by the fertile fields,
the forests, the rugged heights and
the huge ravines make St. Helena a
To the south ot the central ridge
lies Sandy bay, an enormous basin
four miles across, part of the crater
which existed at the volcanic period.
The view over Sandy bay from the
ridge Is most delightful. To the right
are Diana's peak and Acteon. richly
clothed with trees to the summits.
and to the right rugged black nioun
talni whose naked summits are split
into fantastic outlines. In front is a
vista ot ridges, eminences and ra-
arrival of Napoleon was used for some
time as the residence ot the lieuten
ant governor ot the Island. After the
death ot the great exile It tell Into
ruinous condition and for a time was
used as a stable and threshing barn.
In 1857 the building was conveyed by
the British government to Napoleon
III and It is now restored so aa to re
semble, as nearly as possible, Its ap
pearance as it was in 1816-2l
Close to Longwood, In a shady val
ley where Napoleon often quenched
his thirst at a spring ot water, Is the
tomb where the emperor was first
burled and where his body lay for
nearly twenty years. The little glen
is shaded by beautiful Norfolk pines,
cypresses and flra. The vault Itself is
covered by a flat stone, twelve by six
feet, now run over with cracked ce
ment and bearing no name or inscrip
tion. It Is surrounded by a fence out
side ot which Is a prlvot hedge and a
wooden sentry box In which an at
tendant keers a visitors' book. The
grave and its surroundings, like the
house, are now the proporty ot the
l. i r - a.. ' j - .v
PIGS WILL REPAY ATTENTION
Georgia Girl and Her Pig.
than Ave bushels ot corn, as the pig
was also fed on kitchen waste.
At the same time the seven other
pigs "which had been left with the
mother were killed. They averaged
only 87 pounds net when dressed as
meat. This is only one of the
many instances In which the members
ot the pig clubs throughout the coun
try are demonstrating to their neigh
bors how liberally the pig repays those
who provide it with a reasonable
amount of care and feed.
MANY ERRORS IN SPELLING
KIND AND CONSIDERATE MICE
Ate Cheese Intended far Welsh Rabbit
Party, Thereby Preventing Many
Cases of Dyspepsia.
"Yep," said Mr. Growcher; "noth
ing was made In voin. Everything
that earth produces may serve some
useful purpose, if you can only And
out what it is. There is a whole lot
to think about in that story of the
mouse who gnawed the net for the
"Mebbe there Is," replied his wife.
'But fm willing to bet that was the
only kind and considerate mouse
known to the entire animal gingdom.
"You are wrong. Have you forgot
ten that Welsh rabbit party we at
tended last night?'
"Yes. But there wasn't any Welsh
"And as a result we are all com
fortable and happy today instead ot
being mlserablt and dyspetic. And
we owe it all to the fact that a few
klndhearted mice Bneaked around
during the afternoon and ate up the
Walked Very Slowly.
WOMEN AND THEIR KNITTING
Crochet hooks and knitting needles
are growing In favor every day. At
first It was the war, knitting and cro
chotlng articles for the men at the
front. Now crocheted scarfs and
shawls are growing In site as they
grow In popularity. It this tendency
to enlarge continues very much longer
they may easily bo used lu place ot
couch covers and automobile robes.
Germantown, Shetland Boss and vicuna
wool are the popular materials, unless
one Is fortunate enough to have bought
rubblt angora before the supply lm
ported from France before the war
was exhausted. This soft funy wool
In delicate colors Is as desirable tor
sweaters and shawls as for baby seta.
One ot the most popular sweaters
just now Is knitted In an English vest
stitch with garter stitch trimmings.
This sweater may be had In the soft
delft blue, with a belt and collar of
Another beautiful sweater was a
"aa Dink Shetland with a belt td
cuffs ot biscuit colored rabbit angora
New York Sua.
"For some time after the interurban
was built through our place," rotated
the turmer, "our dog would chase the
car every time It passed. He would
tear after It, raging and roaring, until
It crossed thq line, and then return
strutting an putfng with Importance
over having driven the Intruder oft
the dear old fa-n. B"t one day while
he was ripping along behind It some
thing went wrong, and the car stopped
rather siddcnly. Faithful Hover ut
tered a yell of surprise and apprehen
sion, and streaked tor the house. Nev
er afterwards could he be Induced to
chaso the car. He evidently Imagined
that he had bluffed it once too often
and It had turned on him." Kansat
of the barn and looked after Snow
ball's retreating Agure.
"Where did he get It?" asked Kit.
"I do not know," said Puff, "but he
will have all the neighborhood talking
about him, and we will be forgotten
They crept along to the gate and
watched Snowball walk down the
road. Out came the kittens and Tab
bies and looked admiringly at Snow
ball, who bowed and purred to each
one he met.
"Snowball's the most stylish cat
around here," said one kitten.
"And his white fur with the red
sweater makes him the handsomest
cat I ever saw," said another. "I must
watch for him when he cornea back,'
said one old Tabby, "and invite htm to
dinner, for he will be the rage after
this." "Yes," said another, "he is
far more handsome than Kit or Puff.
They never could carry oft that style
ot red sweater."'
Poor Puff and Kit watched Snow
ball as he was greeted on all sides, and
Anally surrounded by an admiring
crowd. . They walked down the road,
but no one noticed them, for all eyes
were on Snowball and his red sweat
er. Kit and Puff went home and wait
ed for Snowball to return, but It was
very late before they saw him, for
everybody was anxious to have him
sit on their steps or In their yard,
that they might be able to say that
he had called upon them wearing the
wonderful red sweater.
When Snowball reached home that
evening Puff said: "You better keep
away from the cow. If sho Bees that
red coat ot yours she will toss you
so high you will never come to earth
again; she does not like red.''
"I am not at all afraid," said Snow
ball, "tho cow always admired me,
but It either ot you should put thb on
and she saw you, I won't answer for
the consequences, for your figures
would not Bhow It off as mine does,
and It would anger her to soe you
wear It." And Snowball Walked away,
leaving Kit nd Puff wondering how
they could regain their standing with
Orthographic Oddities Brought to
Light by Dr. Leonard P. Ayres
Few Excellent Spellers.
Seven out of every 100 third-grade
public school children in the United
States cannot spell the word "has,"
according to a report just compiled
by Dr. Leonard P. Ayres of the Rus
sell Sage foundation on the special
problems Inherent In the teaching of
spelling. Doctor Ayres' study also
brought out many other orthographic
Doctor Ayres selected the 1,000
words that constitute 90 per cent of
the language ordinarily used. This
selection was made from various Eng
lish authors, from four Sunday news
papers, and from the business and
family correspondence of more than
Co-operating with the school super
intendents in 84 cities of the United
States, Doctor Ayres had the 1,000
commonest words tested by an aggre
gate of 1,400,000 spellings, secured
from 70,000 public school children.
Nine words of most frequent use,
viz., "the," "in," "so," "now," "man,"
"ten," "bed," "top," revealed that second-grade
pupils, on an average,
spelled correctly 94 per cent of these
words. At the other extreme of the
scale of words "judgment," "recom
mend," and "allege" were found to be
spelled correctly by just 50 per cent of
Doctor Ayres" Ands: "There' are
very tew exceedingly poor spellers,
many medium ones, and very few ex
cellent ones. Few words do most of
our work when we write. Fifty words
constitute, with their repetitions, one
half of the words written. The child
who masters the 1,000 words on the
scale given will make no spelling er
rors In nine-tenths of his writing."
New York Times.
Even Roses Degermanized.
French rose growers, says the Figa
ro, are extending their patriotism even
to the petals of the queen of flowers,
and are debating the advisability of
renaming all varieties that bear Ger
One of the leading growers, Jules
Gravereaux, has not hesitated to "de
germanlze" many of the varieties in
his famous collection. For the pres
ent he has given each rose thus shorn
of name a number. All will be reclas
sified after the war under French or
other nongerman names.
Edith Say, papa, what U an opti
Her Father An optimist, my dear,
is a man who can make himself be
lieve some things are true when he
really knows there la no truth In them.
I have found in my practice that
men bear pain much more heroically
than women, the prevailing Idea to the
"Nonsense! My experience abso
lutely proves that women endure
agony more stoically."
"Sir, I am a physician!"
"Well, I am a shoe dealer!"
Perhaps the Amainna gave the mil
A Boy's Idea.
Some historian has discovered that
we owe the existence ot the safetypln
to the walls ot an English baby. A
little boy named Harold, the son ot a
blacksmith, had often to play nurse
to his baby brother. He saw that
when the baby cried It was usually
because he was pricked by a pin. For
a long time the boy nurse tried to
bend the common pin so that It would
be less likely to puncture the baby'a
flesh and as his father, the black
smith, noticed the boy's work the idea
of the safetypln grew in his own mind
until It resulted In a contrivance that
li In use the world over.
A Live One.
Visitor Willie, which -would you
rather be, George Washington or your
Sunday school teacher?
Little Willie My Sunday school
Little Willie 'Cause he ain't deal
' Worst Habit of Boys.
One ot the very worst habits In
boyhood Is the cigarette habit. This
has long been recognized by all the
judges ot the courts who deal with
young criminals, and especially by
judges ot police courts, before whom
pass thousands of men every year who
are addicted to Intemperate habits.
These judges know that In nearly ev
ery case the drunken sots who appeal
before them, a. disgrace to their pa
rents, themselves and the state, be
gan as boys smoking cigarettes. One
bad habit led to another. The nico
tine and poison In the cigarette cre
ated an appetite for alcoholic drink.
"Well,. Tommy, I suppose you love
"You ought not to talk that way
Why don't you love her?"
"We are quite Incompatible, sir,'
replied the precocious youth.
Work of Girls' Clubs.
Girls' canning and garden dubs In
Iowa sold nearly $1,000 worth of fresh
vegetables last year, besides "putting
up" S.104 quarts ot fruit and vegeta
Gets Everything He Wants.
"Your son 'Ennery be gettln' long
fine in the city, I 'ear."
Yus, so'e do," answered the moth
er, proudly. "But you 'aven't 'eard
the latest. Why, In 'Is last letter 'e
was tellin' me 'ow 'e'd just got the
gout. There's nothln' that boy o' mine
won't 'ave If 'e wants It." London
A Friendly Suggestion.
"Have you been reading my new
story in the magazines?"
"My publishers proposa to have a
guessing contest as to how the story
'That Idea has been used quite a
bit I would suggest a guessing con
test as to what the yarn is all about."
His Little Joke.
"Does your supply of dudes exceed
the demand?" asked the Insurance so
licitor. "Just what do you mean?" queried
the real estate man.
"Well, I see yon have a sign dis
played, 'Plata to Let,'" answered the
Taking No Chances.
"Lemme get those umbrellas hidden
before you let them In!" Blnks hasti
ly moved toward the door In response
to the bell.
"Do you think our guests will steal
umbrellas?" Mrs. Binks demanded
"Maybe not but they might recog
nize 'em!" Blnks replied. Judge.
'1 want to see your beauty editor,"
said the caller at the sanctum of a
"Are you following her advice?'
"Got confidence In Itr
Thet yon dnt want to ce her."