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J,oui B. Clark
Los Ancclr. "Dffnrf my retire
ment I w.i tor 28 yi-ars a ilrtiKKut
and Uiirini ib.it period sold many
thomantl liotilrn of Dr. I'irrcc s
remedies. I cmilil ulwavs frrl per
fectly aafe'iii riTninnirinliiiR a mi-ili-
cine nut up by Dr. I'isrce of IltilJaln,
N. Y Mil it i a plemiir for me
1n ttutc that (lnrinx till the yeur
1 mlil medicine 1 never lud a khihIo
coiiipl.iiiit roifiirdinK Dr. I'irrtc's
remedies, Init hive Imd tiHiulreil of
Iieople till me how inuili gonil ihev
lave drrivcil frmit tliem. I hail,
and (till have so much cnnfidenre
in these mrilicinr that when I need
tunic I take the '(inMi-ii Medical
Dincovety' whith chars my nyalrni
of all unfavorable nymptoin iiviii
me a (ruling '! twrfivt licaltli."
Louis It. (Mark, 1011 K. Jinn ht.
Write Dr. 1'ierre, I'renident Invs
liili' Hotel in Duiralu, N. V., for free
medical advice, or soul 10c for trial
pig. of any of Ins icnicdita.
Lit Steam Cieapa
Aftr filling a rubber wutcr botilo
with hot water always prci Hie ildci
befuro putting In Ilia stpM.r,, Thll
inula tht steam, and there In Utile
danger of the annua coming umlonn,
no mutter bow hot tha water may be.
Cray Cyea and Sin.
A mini It the Arabs thera la a populur
superstition I hut gray eyoa are a algn
of aln. The belief la founded on a
paaaegn In tha Koran which clamtna
thein aa a poaaeaslon of tha wicked".
Nature that have much heat, and
great violent detiri') and perturbation!
are not rlpn for Si'tlnn till they have
passrd thH nierlillim of their years.
Ilacon. ' '
' 'after every meal'
Parents- encourafc Uie
children to curt for MrUtthf
fllve them WrlgleyTg.
It removes food particles
, from the teeth. Strengthens
the guvs. Combats acid
Rrfr shin, and beneficial!
King Arthur's Capital,
'The place In Kngland where King
Arthur hnd hla palace and held his
court, and where hla knights gathered
about the "Hound' Tublo" was called
Cuinelut, Borne say Camelot was Win
chester, others locnlo It In Wales.
FREE rom .fret .n.ui. ,
5uoK-rnnM far mlirini mm. Strvnirth
an Purity urn tunnel. Nnff mid In
bulk. hVrtUd ind UUIM .1 ihe Ubo,.
'1 )lfl OCItfllMl tauleM CIIOJ Oli.
FRnit llierimre m nqunr n WAI.TRR
jANVlliK, Int., 417 Canal St., New Yk
, Ttf Mm J if. ftyct. ' ' 1
tl til inj Jif hm,
TA 8 TEL MBS
You Want a Good Position
Very wll Tdka tha AeennntnneT and
Huarnemi Mhiibs omnt. Private Bacratart
a), Caleulator, Cumptniiieter, Htetmsra
phle, TaninjinHlilp, ut Cuinmarelal Taach
ra' Courae at
The fnremnat Itualnaaa Cnlleaa of tha
Northwaat which lina won mnra Aneuraay
Award and (k.lil Meitnla than anv othap
ai'hool In Amarlca. Heed for our Hiieeeaa
CHIaloa. Kiiurlh Btreet lienr Mnrrlaon,
rortlaad, 'r, Inn nn M. Wal kar, lra.
P. N. U. No. 18, 192S
II II X
By GORDON H. C1LLEY
it bt aiiurt aiur rak. c.)
TT WAS the' murk from a faMff
i Jungle fire that hung, a bair-chok-lug
haze, beiweeu land and sky
but the eun pierced through from
the braxen heaven overhead and beat
down wild relentless rays till heat
wavea diitieed from the parched and
duaty earth. To the wounded man
out In front It brought, first, Inde
scribable agony that was told of In
mniius. Then the dry and swelling
throat choked hack even the eiprva-
aion or pain. Now, perhaps, a mere!
fill Uod had given him uneonseloua
oca perhaps he was deail
The three men In the dried out water
hole hud few worda for eaeti other.
There was nothing to ssy until some
one of them should evolve a plun for
safely. And what plan could there
tier U's than one hundred yards out
In front wus the hsniboo clump and
within It waa a Filipino eharpalmoter
and a wary one. Over and over had
each of the three held aloft hla serv
ice hat on the point of his cleaning
rod, put the only fire It drew was a
chuckling mucking laugh. It would
not work. The little brown disciple
or Agulnaldo held cartridge precious.
It had eoiimled like an old ttprlngneld
wlicu he eht the corporal probably
that waa what It Waa If so, then he
had but one cartridge In hla gun.
He could be shut or there might be
time to racspe before he could reload
after that was fired. Ilut that one
canrldgeMsaa one death. Vho's should
It bej x,
There waa but one solution, sod as
each of the three eliminated all other
poaalhle chaneva, that one remained In
his mind. And each of the three knew
that the other a knew, H11, when Adams
pnam-d around his canteen with sn In
dication thin Ihey should drink recti a
third of the little water that remained,
they knew he was about to pmpoae
the one plan poaalhle. He waited until
the canteen lay empty by hla aide, aud
then be whlaered:
"It'a got to he one of ua. It's prob
ably a aure thing, for be eoo't mlas
at that range. Hut the man that does
It enn get up shootln', and maybe It'll
startle him. And the other two can
Jump up and shoot the minute hla gun
crack a. Khali we drew strawst"
There wus no reply. The others
looked at each other eearchlngly.
Then they looked dwws again. Adama
went on. hla voice hard: "If either of
you fellows has got a wife anj kids
hark home, that makes It different,"
Again he atopprd and nailed., Then
Welch aHikn: ' i
"Jim Carney here'a g.t s girl back
In Hiwton. she promlied to wslt for
"Stow your gnb," said Carney,
roughly. "I'm Jiere to take my
"That's white talk." said Adama,
with Juat a tinge of admiration. "I've
got a girl buck there, too. Hut that
ain't like help' married, with klda."
"llow're we going to chooser asked
Adams reached up to the edge of
the wnier hole and carefully detached
it long, dry blade of file graka. This
he began to break Into pieces of differ
ent lengths. A droning fly huxzed be
fore his face and he alaped It Impa
tiently. He watched It as It rose,
alowly circling, and then he dropped
the atraws. "Its leave It to that
cuaaed fly." he aald. "It'a been fuasln'
around here ever since we slid Into
this hole. The man It lights on first."
Ho looked at the others. Carney
nodded his head. Welch watched the
fly with s gathering frown and made
"Ufa all lie still and see who he
picks out," said Carney. "We can't
The men lay on their backs, their
aching eyea following every movement
of the fly. The soldier Welch ant up.
pulled his hnveraack forward from hla
hip, rummaged In It wild his hand,
apparently found what he was seek
ing, and, lying down again, put his
hand to his mouth. The others
watched him with suspicious Intereat.
"Well, you are queer one," said
Adama. "eating at a time like thla."
Welch an Id nothing, and the three
resumed their vigilance of the fly. It
Mae, a black speck In the nlr, darted In
parabolic curves back and forth, then
slowly begun to spiral downward. .The
test was at hand. The men luy along
side with practically facing distance
between them. Welch was In the cen
ter. The fly descended deliberately,
swung back and forth and seemed to
still Its flight Just over the face of
Carney. In the breathleas silence the
faint chord of Its wings was distinctly
audible. Incontrollably, the soldier's
fsce twltchef. The fly darted away.
The othera looked on without com
ment while a flush spread over the
man's neck and up to his ears. ,
Then the Insect returned and leis
urely liummet back and forth and then
In a swinging circle above the hand
(hut Adams had stretched ont upon
the ground. It settled within en Inch
and the man laughed The fly mount
ed upward again.
Again It cume back, Fllea have no
long flight, and already It was weary.
This time it would seek s resting place.
Its tired wings grew slower In their
vibration and the noise of their bus
sing deeper and more distinct It cir
cled twice about the dusty shoes of
Adunis, and this time he did not move. ,
He looked on with his features drawn
In egony and teeth sinking Into Ids
lip. Then the fly rose three or four
feet In the air, circled slowly and de
scended like a bullet upon the fare of
Welch. It alighted on his chin and
crawled toward his mouth.
' For a long minute the other men
looked on In slU'tice. The fly slopped
at the mini's Hp and begun lo feed.
Carney suddenly swept his hand above
It and the Inaect darted off. Itoth Car
ney and Adams rose to'sltilng pos
lures and looked Inquiringly at their
prostrate comrade. Another minute
pasaed, end a glance shot between
them. Carney shifted uneaalty and
whlapered: "Well. Welch, old mailt"
fit III the man did liot move. His
eyes were cloaed and a sort of smile
hovered about his Hps. Adams seined
his arm and shook him. The arm
dropped limply back Into place.
"Well, by 0 d!" exclaimed Carney,
and then, placing a finger on the mini's
eyelid, he roughly pushed ll back
Only the while of the eye almwiil
"Well, by O d!" he muttered ,c.iH
and reached for Welch's wrlat. ll.
held It for a little time between hla
thumb and forefinger, while Adnma
looked on with a pur.xled since. ' Car
ney dropped the wrist and benl hla
ear to the man's nostrils. Ttien he
drew hack, settled himself In his sit
ting posture and turned fo Ad.ims
from whom a question hurst :
Carney shook Ills head. "I)eud
acared to death well, by O A f
For full five minutes the men were
silent. Then Adams spoke dully: "Ha
took bis chance with us. snd It fell lo
him. lie faded out without makln'
good. Ilut we can make hluvlo It We
can hold him up and let him get shot.
Then we can get that anenklng little
devil that shot the corporal."
Carney ant up. "night you are: 1
waa a fool not to think of It, hut It
knocked me all In a heap to think of
Welch turning yellow. It'a Juat what
he's good for now. I will hold him up
and you ran he ready for the tittle
He aelxed the body and. hugging It
about the bjp. strove to ralae It so
that the head would ahow above the
water hole. Ilut It was still limp: ll
would not hold erect. With a mut
tered oath. Carney aelxed the dead
man's rifle and Jammed It down the
back of fhe dead man's blouae. The
device served snd. holding by the hlpa
and keeping hla own head well bent
down, be bolated the corpse erect soil
upward. Ther was a moment of
agonising suajiense. snd then rang out
the booming roar of a 8prlngnld
The sound was hardly complete he
fore Adams leaped up and begun
pumping his Krsg at a patch of pow
der amoks In the bamboo. At the third
shot there was a yell and crashing
of branches Adams dropped bis rifle,
and ran toward the corporal, while
Carney sat weakly down and propjied
up the body of his friend. There, wss
a yawning bole In the dead man's fore
head where the anub-nosed Springfield
bullet had cruahed through, and a
stream of blood trickled away from It
' "If youH etsy here by the corporal.
HI hike back to the coltTmn and gel
the ambulance," aald Adams.
Carney replied wlb a nod. and.
when the soldier was gone, he turned
to a clover examination of the body
or Welch. "II I of a hole that old
Springfield nukes," he muttered. He
untied the handkerchief from about bis
neck and started to wipe away the
blood. Then he aaw something that
made him atay his band. He looked
cle at the dead man's face and
then sprang to bla feet and swore
aloud. For snout the Hps of hla
friend, and apread all over the lower
balf of bis face were grains of com
mlaaary brown sugar!
Juat before tape that night Carney
stood vrlthln the flap of the major's
tent and anluted. He averred urgent
huslneas. The msjor looked up wear
ily from tils wilting and listened. Car
ney, with more strength of language
thnn waa naual to the major's ears.
begged that s recommendation would
be made for a medal of honor for the
dead man, to be sent to bla relatives,
as Is cuatnmary when a soldier has
died a hero.
"I thought he bed turned yellow,"
ssld the soldier, "and, God forgive me.
I held up hla body and let that Utile
hellion Bhnot a hole In hla head. And
then I found that he bad fixed It all
up. He'd baited hlmavlf with sugar
out of his haversack, and that d d fly
lit on him Just ss he figured It would.
Physically, slr, It wss more than he
could stand, and the heart failure
killed him when he felt the fly on hla
chin. Itut I've heard you any. sir.
that the real heroes are the men who
do their duty and more than their duty
when they are most afraid. You ace.
sir, be knew Adama and 1 had eweet
hearls at home, and be didn't."
"Tou are right, Carney," said the
major, "the moral heroes are the
greatest of all, I will make the recom
mendation for the medal of honor."
Explained Hit Ab$enc
The recrulf was a full, lanky man,
and he had very large feet. In fact, ll
waa rumored In the regiment that tie
took else 13, and those who had seen
his extremities sow no reason to douhi
It.i One night he happened to be In
eluded In a party that hud to do a
Job several miles from the barracks,
apd on their return and the roll being
called he was found to be ahaent.
'lias s ny one . seen Q'lliilloranT"
aaked the sergeant before dlamlasing
There was silence 'for moment
Then one of the privates took a step
forward, came smartly to attention.
'Yea, eergcunt. lie's Just gone up to
tliti crossroads to turn round." '
YIELD BIG PROFIT
American motorists cssh In s yearly
dividend of 10 per rent on the capital
Invested through federal aid In the
Improved highways of the country, ac
cording to s statement lasued by the
American Automobile asaoclatlon.
Thla dividend actually goea Into the
pockets of the motorists and repre
sents the difference between the coat
of motor vehicle operation over unim
proved and Improved highways. The
differential, which Is conservative,, le
bsaed on extensive engineering tests
of motor vehicle operation costs made
In different eectlona of the country
and for different types of roads.
A recent survey made In Kentucky
shows that there Is on the average a
aavlng of 2 cents a mile In the cost
of operation over Improved roads end
blghwsys. Some time ago a similar
investigation conducted In Iowa Indi
cated npp-n!nn"'T fie a-ne aavine.
It line been eatimuled mutty times
that the average car rune approxi
mately 6,000 miles s year. A saving
of 2 cents s mile for 0,000 miles
amounts to 1150 a year. For 17,000,
000 automobiles thla would mean a
aavlng of 12,350,000.000 a year on gaso
line, tires, parte, upkeep, renewals and
all phases of operation.
This would be the total aavlng If
every mile ovi? which en automobile
traveled waa Improved. But, of course,
only (10,000 miles of highway bave
been Improved by federal aid. This
60.000 miles 'represents slightly more
than 2 per rent of the total highway
aystem, which amounts to approxi
mately 2,.V)0,0i0 mltee.
Two per cent of 12.5.10.000,000 gives
101.000,000 which can be legitimately
credited to federal aid. The total cap
ital expenditure for federal aid was
1,-100.000,000, which yields lol.000.000
s year, or 10 per cent In aavlng to
the user of Improved highways
t The study msde by the Iowa State
college, the lows highway commiaalon
and the bureau of public roads
showed that the gasoline consumed on
a. paved road waa only approximately
one-half the gasoline conaumed on a
dirt mad per unit of traffic. Inciden
tally the Investigation developed that
the gasoline conaumed per unit of
traffic can be taken as an Index of
the other costs of motor vehicle opera
tion. It showed. In fact that there la a
definite relation exlattng between the
gasoline consumption per unit of traffic
and other Items of cost In vehicle op
eration. F. R. White, chief engineer
of the lilgbmsy commiaalon, estimated
that through Improvement of a road
aurface the gasoline consumption la
rut In two, the coat of tires Is cut In
two, the S'ime epplylng to other Items,
Including depreciation and repalra.
For-'the first time theae studies
make It posalble to present In terms
of dollsrs snd cents the difference
In coat to the motorist and the public
la general between Improved and un
According to the Iowa study, traffic
equaling 500 vehicles per day over
earth rosds requires sn annual ex
penditure from both private and public
funds of t2.,000 per mile, while a simi
lar amount of transportation over a
concrete aurface costs $20,6o0 per
This means that for a light traffic
earth road carrying COO vehicles a
day there would be saved HitiO per
mile per year If the same traffic went
over a paved road surface. Assum
ing the cost of paving a dirt road to
be 125,000 per mile the saving In
transportation cost would actually pay
for the capital outlay In from four to
six years. The difference between the
coat of operation on s gravel road and
s paved road would pay for the differ
ence In the coat of construction In
Work on Post Road
It Is planned to do a great deal of
work on the New Tork atate section
of the Boston Post road, and contracts
for part of this work bave been let
Traffic on this road Is Very heavy.
A count laat sesson showed 60.000
vehicles passing day snd night. The
traffic la aa heavy at night as In the
day time and at times runs heavier
during the night. Just when this Im
provement work Is to be'started Is not
known. , i : "
Thick Roads in Oregon
' The Oregon state highway depart
ment recently adopted a design of
thickened edges for roada. The apecl
Bcatlona call for s croas section seven
Inches thick at the center and ten
Inches thick st . the edgea, the In
creased thlckneas graduating to the
edge from a point two feet from ths
edge. The coat Is estimated at
881 per mile.
Different Traffic Rules
With 48 states and thousands . of
municipalities, sll making their own
trnDlc ruies, the motorist Is more or
less at sea aa to what he can and can
not, should snd should not, do. But
when the national government builds
roads, for the nation, a national traffic
lw will be Inevitable aa a national
police force for the national highways.
On all Pennsylvania state hlghwaye
the polee are whitewashed six feet
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Modem Fireproof American Plan
"ALL MAKES" Guriinteed
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Of the tame Family. .
The "timber" wolf Is one found in
the northeastern part of the United
States, 'while the "loafer" wolf Inhab
its regions In the vicinity of Arliona.
These may be regarded as the same
type, the only difference being in the
terms spplied to them In various parte
of the country.
Fruit to Be Avoided.
The fruit of tHe choke cherry la
generally Inedible, although now and
then a large-fruited variety Is found
that Is fit for eating. The leaves of
the common choke cherry contain
prusslc acid and both fresh snd wilted
lesves sre poisonous.
In Papua, only 400 miles from Aus
tralia, and part of the British empire,
caaes of cannibalism still occur; the
Papuans bave a tradition that no
youth may marry until he has abed
Inspired to Great Deads. ' .
Many brave young minds bave
oftentimes, through bearing the
pralaes snd famous eulogies of
worthy men, been stirred up to effect
the like commendations, and so strive
to the like deaerta Exchange.
Would Be Wested Time.
'01 Satan don' bare to set traps
foh sinners." said Uncle Eben, "owln'
to bis bavin' bis bands full tendln' to
dem aa is standln' in line to buy tick
ets." Washington Star.
Family Bleeps In Sacking.
' Close to the famous Battle abbey. In
Sussex, England, a poor family of five
was found living In tents made of sack
ing snd sleeping on straw with only a
blanket tor covering.
One "Wonder" Remalne.
Only one of the "Seven Wonders of
the World" surrlvee, that being the
pyramid of Cheops at Oblxeb.
Letters Much Hsndted.
Many letters In this country pasa
through IS handlings between time of
mailing and delivery.
Gaa Pipes In London.
Twenty six hundred miles of mains
are used to supply London with gas.
-Sufficient epitaph for most of us:
'He meant well." Duluth Herald.
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How easy It is (or one benevolent
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