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: .. %:  :i , ,. .... DWILI R]IP1TIL][OJ31, , ! ,,Es ,,x,0w, OUI00 HAGA Cusmrd Cup To F,,,L, SECTIOt-t - FLORENCE BING LIVINGSTON the frank been per- a limited probably heavy acceptance mag- eased the rather, It from and corn- calculated felt her Some- legs being than her the thought ! to her heels, Cup to And let a coward only tme purpose of "Mr. the tone one a Person Is In eyes peering lay of the SCrupulously of her oua in brief to you." steps. He rheumatism. to the 'bout Lettle ?" He had for accept- fd In a high, she b'longs frs. pleasant. a nul- Idea, then into re- her sharply, his sal- Mr., wholly Young 'nns," ! would ' Her llps retorted. ain't we?" agreed Mrs. YOur rank- Way set me kind o' skimming the edges, but we're near the meat of the matter now. I've made Lettie give you an apology, although goodness knows I think she's as much entitled to receive one as to give IL But that's all right. 'cause the feller that apologizes is the one that gets the benefit. Now I'll tell you what I'm going to do." Mr. Wopple's eyes shifted nerv- ously. He was like a little fussy dog that barks and threatens when he Is the only one in sight, but subsides cringlngly If a powerful dog chal- lenges. When it came to a contest of wills, Air. Wopple could measure himself with remarkable but silent accuracy. "First thing," she continued, "I'll have Lettle replace that window. Then I'm going to put up some wire netting 'tween the two yards. That'll keep FI1 on his side. Next, I'll see that Lettle never trespasses or Inter- feres with you. If she ever does, you let me know, 'thout taking m b law into your own hands. Understand?" "Well," returned Mr. Wopple slow- ly, "yes, of course, if you'd ruther meddle----" "I had," interrupted Mrs. Penfleld briskly. "It'll suit me fine to be given a chance on any such occasion. I can think of pleasanter Jobs, but I aln't stopping at nothing that'll help Lettle. You see, Mr Wopple, the chief reason you and "I are having this con- versatlon is 'cause we got dlfffrunt Ideas about human rights. You tlfink children ain't any good unless their famllies would make fine reading in a cyclopedia, and I b'lieve the Lord never'd let 'em be born so promiscu- ous as constantly happens If the main thing wasn't what becomes of 'era after they get here. 'Course they in- herit a lot, but you can bend it or shape it In any direction you like. "Ain't no use in your looking down on Lettie 'cause you don't know where she colne from. Chances are .her family tree's got as many live branches on it as yours has. Ther ain't much dlfffrunce In families :hen you come right down to it--no ore'n there is in individuals. The main diff'tunce in folks Is in the amount they'll confess. "Now, what all thls comes to Is: Lettle's going to have her chance. I've elected to give her breathing space and what help I can, and I'm trusting the Lord to right the human nature In her that's got a bit twisted. But there's one thing you got to keep In mind. That Is, there ain't nothing I won't do to help that child grow into the fine woman she's capable of making. She ain't going to be fa- vored, and she ain't going to be pea- tered; but she's going to have her chance.'- - Her right hand, resting on an old post between the yards, clenched sud- denly till the knuckles pressed the younger a blood from the skin; her fine eyes needs help, glowed with unusual fire; but her even him as color and the mild curve of her lips of some- showed how superbly she had herself It is : In control. folks are Mr. Wopple was paralyzed--not by to look for the words, but by the fact that they to help 'era had been spoken b this woman whom done. I he had known for many months with- keep the out suspecting the d}mamlc will power hidden beneath her good nature. like a Once before he had caught a glimpse one thing of It, to be sure---when she had risen If Yon want to the defense of Thad--but that You can glimpse had been mild compared with Me, I don't here new- the tense determination in her pres- ent attitude. Before his astonished eyes her ex- pression changed as swiftly and com- pletely as the picture on the screen when a new slide Is Inserted In the lantern. Her fngers uncurled; her body relaxed; the fire in her eyes blended Into a warm glow; her lips curved back from her white teeth in a smile that was nnexpectedly youth- ful. "Guess you can see this is a serious matter with me, Mr. Wopple. And you're dead right thinking I haln't got any man to lean on. Uncle Jerry ain't 'round 'nough to be counted on steady, and as long's you'd noticed yourself that I need a man's help, I thought mebbe you'd be that man." Mr. Wopple coughed. "%Vhy--er---o' coUl2ge--" "That's the idea," she encouraged. "You could do it so easy, you know, living so near and knowing Lettle al-i ready--and ev'rythlng. You could ! kind o' praise her when she's doing well, and make a little suggestion now and then that'd start her in the right direction." Apparently Mr. Wopple's shoulders grew half an inch broader. "She's sure too much for you, Mira' Penfield,'" he admitted" "and as long's you stand up for her through thick and thln,-blamed If It don't make me mad. But now't you've come down from your high horse, I don't mind helptn' out what I can." "Oh, thank you," she acknowledged with feeling. YQgl.  that thULks to do " 'S all right," he disclaimed, with a magnanimous wave of his hand. "We're neighbors. All l I didn't quite understand what a hole you was " "But I knew you would," put in Mrs. Penfield gratefully, "If I could only explain it to you righL I can't tell you how much I appreciate It." With a sunny emile she went back to her own steps. For several min- utes she had had an eye on Dick Chase, who had come around the house and was patiently waiting for the colloquy to be over. "Mrs. Penzte," he began directly, "I'm in the devil of a fx." "Are you?" Her tone was ympa- thetlc, but there was in it no tincture of surprise. She was accustomed to crises. Life in The Custard Cup pro- duced them In abundance. "Come right on in," she invited cordially, "and we'll talk it over." "No, I can't sit down. I'm supposed to be on my Job, but I dropped In for a minute, because Lorene wouldn't be around. I didn't want her to hear of It." Dick Chase paused, as If "She's Going to Have Her Chance." hardly knowing where to begin on the perplexity that had brought him to Number 47. Mrs- Penfield waited in silence. Presently the young nan's gravity was broken by a whimsical smile. "Say, Mrs. Penzle, you're wltllng 1 should marry Lorene, aren't you?" "My dear boy," she smiled "you've got my consent and my bless-[ lag. I believe you'll make Lorene happy; and if you don't, I'll be 'bout the first feller on your trail." "You bet I'm going to try to save you that trouble," he said, with re- turning seriousness. "But the ques- tion Is. Will I ever get Lorene?" "My goodness, you don't mean you've quarreled " "Thunder, no. That might be sim- pler. There'd be a chance that we might get out here under the pepper tree and make It up. No, It's Mrs. Percy." "But, surely," she expostulated, "surely you aren't taking a nervous, selfish woman so seriously. Hasn't she an income of her ownT' "Yes, but it's small. Unls she earns something herself, she can't llve the way she's been living. rene has denied herself to give her stepmother comfort and laziness-- some Idea of obligation to her father's memory, I suppose. And so---" "Good land, Mrs. Percy'll get used to It. It may be a wrench at first, ut" I "Mrs. Penzie, you don't understand. The point is that she's getting Lo- rene. Working on her sympathy and conscience. Why, at this very minute we're further from being married than we were two months ago--con- found It I" "Tell me about It." He laughed. "'It Is a reasonable re- quest. I was rather figuring that you'd take one word andmake ten out of it. Well, you know, Mrs. Per- cy's thought up various silly schemes to make it unpleasant. And now it's her right side. She says she's par- tially lost the use of it." He broke off, staring gloomily at the wall Mrs. Penfield watched him, but said noth- Ing. "You can see what that means," he continued. "Constant care, and she can't afford a nurse or cemapanlon. Only a stony-hearted girl would leave her; only a brute would ask the stony-hearted girl to do it, either. Tears; upbraiding ; general chaos !" (TO BE CONTINUED.) @X@XOXX':,X@XXOX.:.XX-:,X@X@X@X'XX@X@X@X@X@XXX@XOX Penfleld from no- earn ev'ry- Pen field. cow lo more. have an more'n so long's belong to WAS Isle of Pines Long Known ns Rendez- vous of Ferocious PirateJ- *'Slave Fattening." The Isle of Pines, an appanage of Cba. has filled an Interesting page in 'history. Las Casas. who chronicled the story of the voyages of Columbus ONCE LAIR OF SEA WOLVES Sixteenth and early Seventeenth cen- turin. English, Fench and Dutch all found security on the Isle of Pines. Not the least Interesting epoch of the Island's history was when it served as a "slave fattening" depot. In the days when the traders In "black Ivory" found the difficulties of their profes- You got In his "Hlstoria de las Indias'" writes society, that the admiral discovered the Island to do during his second voyage, in June. 1494, t SOCial re- on St. John the Evangelist's day, there- fore naming it Evaugellsta.' There hed . is every evidence that between the time of Columbus and the earliest set-: tiers the Island was the headquarters for the  ferodous of se8 sion Increasing in the ratio of preJu. dice against slave-holding, their profits decreased in a like ratio. They at- tempted to rectify this Io. by hrtng. ing a more valuable article to the mar ket, and the Isle of Pines became : haven of rest and contentment for the slaves they brought over in dark hold from before were sold L, News ti0n for His People. NO REMORSE FOR DEED Detrolt.--"You bet I have folks-- mighty good folks, too--and I won't worry them by letting them know of the trouble i've brought 6h myselfW These were the last defiant word o/ "Jack Smith," bandlL safe-blower, gunman and avowed police enemy, be- fore he lapsed into unconsciousness. The man was mortally wounded in a guo fight with lllcemen and, through his conscious hours, he refused to tell nurses police and detectives his Idea- try. His name and history st. a mystery, he died the next day. His final refusal to reveal his identity was in reply to, a plea of Miss Elizabeth Robinson, nurse in charge of the information dek at Receiving hospital. It is Miss Robin- son's duty to inform relatlve of deaths in the hospital. Refuses to Tell. 00__00eresting Features'to th E tire Family r e n Uncommon Sense ,OH. . . . BLAKB HEED TIlE PILOT t is an expensive teacher. Far bet- ter llsta, and listen carefully to the OU wlll seldom be in a crowd Of pllot who has traveled the mme sea men an hour before ou hear one you must travel, and knows where of them say : the rocks are. =It I were twenty-one years old and Some young men do this, and all knew as much as I do now, I'd lm a of them who do so succeed. whale of a uccesa." Remember tha and you will be Perhaps he would. Perhaps he saved many "griefs, many losses, and wouldn't. But it IS eertjJz that if perhaps final and utter failure. And he could begin life st twenty-one with when you are forty, and nowhere, the experience of forty he would be you will not be repining that you can't start the world at twenty-oar with your preant knowledge. t br John Bla.) O-------- Improvement on the 'Cello. A new form of the 'cello, hsving five =rtngs Instead of the usual four, Is Illustrated and described In Popular Mechanics Magazine. The additional one IS an E tring, made of No. 7 piano wire, which Is kept under a ten- slon of 60 pounds by a small worm- gear, and extends the tone range of tha instrument ctmslderably. O Conan Doyle on Dnnm, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle never had a recurring dream. "BuL" he added, "I have several times had prophetic dreams, exact In detail. In sleep the soul is freed and has tmlargod knowl- edge. This It tmdeavors to pa on to the body, but It seldom succeeds. When It does It Is Just at the moment be- tween sleeidng and waking." far better off. "Have you no folks, no friends who And the tmrtOLS thing about It all Will wmt to know of anything that Is that he could avail himself of this might happen to you?" Miss Robin- experience if he would pay heed to son asked him. the pilots who are always willing to "My folks are fine people," the direct him. bandit answered, "and I'm not going What would you think of a man, who, after asking a policeman for the way to the railroad station, and get- ling the direction would deliberately go the other way? Yet that Is what is done, repeated- ly, by almost every young man who starts out In life. From his father, his employer, from older friends, he constantly receiea directions whlch, If followed, would be invaluable. They come from the experience which these men have dearly paid for. They are Invaluable. Yet youth Is unheeding, and the ad- vice Is almost Instantly forgotten with the result that the recipient has to learn from an experience as eenlve and often as disastrous as that of the Refused to Tell His Identity. tO let them know now what trouble [ have got Into. You might as well not ask me. I won't tell." Earlier MIss Robinson had wired to 1816 Division avenue, Chicago, aa ad- dress which "Smith" gave when taken to tim hospital. The answer said that he was not known there. "Of course I'm not known there," he said. "But you won't get any more than that out of me." Talking to policemen, the safecracker expressed Dltter defiance o[ the men In uniforms. Dies Unrepentent. "My only regret Is that two police- men are not going with me," he told 8ergt. Earl Stevens of the Identifica- tion bureau as he realized he had only a short time to live. But when Stev- ens took his finger prints as a possible means of identification, he refused to help the officials. When Patrolman John Sweet of the Hunt station, guarding prisoners In Receiving hospital, asked the man what his thoughts were when he commenced to fire, he repeated his hatred of police- men. "When I saw those bulls ull their guns my only thought was to get them," he said. "I have no remorse for the Jobs I have pulled off. Only I wanted to 'get' one of the bullsY So "'Jack Smith," died, unknown and unrepe.ntant, sorrowing that he did not add killing to the list of his crimes. Prison Faces Church Leader. Dallas, TeySeven years In prison was the sentence given Abe Frazler, former superintendent of the Maple- wood Baptist church. Frazler was con- victed of slaying Bernie Banker, a fel- low church member, during a quarrel that followed an evening service a year ago. Civil War Wound Kills Vet. Nashvllle, Tenn.A saber cut on the head, received during the Ctvll war, caused the death of Gem Thomas Benton Smith, eighty-five years old, in a hospital for the Insane near here, where he lived for many years- Blocked Wldor'a Marriage. Bloomingburg. N. Y. -- Mrs. Mary Post, who died here recently, left all her estate to her husband--provided he does not remarry. As his second wlfe comes, the estate goes, Mrs. will commanded. Baking Mud Pies Fatal to Child. .Mount Vernon, lll.--When an oll stove on which she was baking mud pies exploded. Emma Crawford, nine years old, was burned to death. Pipe Scatters Coals; House Burns. Pittsfield, "Mass. -- Patrick Flynn fell down stairs with his pipe In his mouth and his house was t.,r.ned to the ground. Live coals from lue pips started the blaze. man who counseled him. If you are a young man ytm are fortunate. Almost any of your elders will give you sound and sensible ad- vice--advice which you can follow to your own profit if you will You can learn by the mistakes of others, lnstesd of by your own. You can plot your own course from a chart which has been made by those who have gone before you. You will be wise to do it. Your own experience is a good teacher, but II Tbink ,dbout BUILDING ON SAND " E WATCHFUL of your words and acts lest you build your reputa- tions of sand. Seek truth, accuracy and exaetl, tude Better be plain, matter of fa and a bit old-fashioned than to g'o wabbling through life unsupported by n strong, underlying principle" and especially by the good opinion of your intlmate Rather than make a promise which you know in your heart cannot be kept, hold your tongue, or you'll llp in spite of yourself from the base of verity. By some, the truth at times may be termed undiplomatic, but It never falls to hold for the eternal ages the full weight of any structure you lvmy elect to build upon it. And .certnly, the conscience is Pghter, the eye Is steadier, and the character Is stronger for the effort. Those who may be Inclined to fancy that this Is not so are at liberty to make the experiment and Judge for themselves. It is dicult now and then to strike the nicest balance between a question- able truth and a plausible lie, but a moment's clear thinking will usuully [ ET no man say to you that you shall fall Fling back his words and prove they : are but IleI Although your spirit falter--.:aye, and quall You shall not loe unless your cour- age dies; SO long as you are brave enough to .... "try, The flame of strength within you shall not Jle. If Immetlmes you shalleel the fatal tLrge To let your grip 'ow loose upon life's reins, Lash every energy with or, and merge Your forces Ln a drive against y0nr paisa ; Let no one have the ehunce to pae and say You are a weekling, wrecked alot the way. Let no man smile and ay youWe lost your hold-- You're Judged hy what you seem ia actual view ; Within his heart he too may be less bold A thousand times than he may seem to you; The one who takea the upper ephere, .... Is he Who fights each day a itronger man to be. .... Whatever be the plae that now Is his, Be mre he fought to be the man he l ( by Dodd. Mead & Co.) New York.---Charging that her hu of a teaspoonfuI of salt, and-third of band has begun a campaign ot allenc a cupful of sugar, and dane cupful of ra. Harold Silverman. IS seeking a boiling water. Boll t(fgether until divorce. Sllverman hay been sulky thtek, then put l the ice chet in a since were the wlte when cooL a dispel any lingering doubL To do as much good as we can, to think thoughts that we are not ashamed to utter, to be charitable ought to be our dominating purpom.. If In these things we fall in the Mlghtest degree, we are building our reputation on a support of sand, like- ly at any moment to shift ItS pceltinn and wreck the good name we have been striving years to construct. Eve the best of us, especially In aur emotional moments, when tongue spoonful of ground cves and sprinkle over the apples. Jst before putting the dish Into the oven turn over the apples the Juice of a lemon and a tablespoonful of butter. Bake cov- ered in a moderate oven for half an hour, then remove the cover and bake fifteen minutes longer and at greater heat. Bottled Cocoa. For the mother wh serve cocoa often the followlng will prove helpful: Take one cupful of cocoa, one-fourth The world Ross up and the world dOWl, And the sunshine follows the rain; But yesterday's sneer and Festcrday's frown Can never come over a4[aln. -,-Churl es Kingsley. WHOLESOME DISHE8 EEP this recipe where you can find It when apples ar plentiful : Baked Scotch Apples. Select perfect apples of medium size, cut in halves and lay In a casse- role. Pour Into the dish one-half cup- ful of bo111ng water. Mix one capful of shaved maple sugar, or light-brown sugar, a bit of salt, one-half teaspoon- ful of cinnamon, one-fourth of a tea- to hot or cold milk and It is ready to trve. Put a tablespoonful of stralned honey Into the grape fruit as It Is pre- pared for breakfast or luncheon. Gar- nished with a mareschlno cherry It mkes a most acceptable dessert. (), 191, Weters Newspaper Un|o) 0 I;-@ if:; 'o o.6  A-It- t- I- .'t iTS s.a.$-$. $o ..O-O - Rat. ,,.= ". ,,. i i!) i ii/ i, i  ' i are glib and lmag'matlons are tmper- heated, InclIne to equlvoeatlou, in .... spite of our good breeding and honor- able intentions. If by chance we should be found out, our reputatlo .... goes to ptces. All we have to go and come on l our language. Should wa trip up la its use, or deliberately put words in wrong places, we erect our earthly structure on a bed of ad which In later years brings us face to face with humllhtting disaster. (h 19:lg, b7 MoClure New*paper 8ysdloItte.) q .......... . ..... " .... ---r D ' MEN YOU MAY MARRY , | Sy [. R. P=WSR Has a Man L/ks This Proposed :.' : i to YoU? s i Symptoms, Rather ttocky i I short -- round head  tightly | a cropped brown halr--a good plodder. "Everything suits me," | , he tells you. "What a etnch heql be," think you. Gallery seats I are good enough for him--he I likes the feel bf th differential. | a In-eotn In his sensitive pockets, | I Rarely buys a new sutt. Never II | | thinks of taking a taxi for you | I I when you are taught In a || storm with your bet clothes on --never ente his mlndl Yet II he ban a tRly bit of dough, tn the ba(n)kery, and he is a very safe bet. | IN FACT II Safety-first Is his hyphenated II middle name, I Don't darel | He likes ytm because he thinks you'l saving. Iave yourself by something on the side, known to him. Absorb This: ...... | A SELF-EARNED TU RN EVUH AWAY ( by McClure Near,paler aYadteate,, il " .... S I mm ml imwmmmmmmmm sl I IWI  Speed i. O|ll.o Shi Facilities for lng ing eapaclt# of tha United qate Shll ping Imard atlon at Blab Island, ., have capaeil their st Would Divorce Silent Husband. SCHOOL DAt]S