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! Dorothy lived In Kansas with Aunt Km
nd Uncle Henry. A cyclone lifted their
home Into the air, iJorotliy fulling asleep
amidst the excitement. A crash awakened
her. The house had landed In a country
of marvelous beauty. Uroupi of queer
little peoplo erected her to the IaiwI of
Munchklns. The house had killed their
enemy, the wicked witch of East. Pnr
Mhy took the witch's nllver shoes. Bhe
atartod for the Knicrald City to tlnd the
Wizard of Os, who, she was promised,
night find a way to send her back to
Kansas. Dorothy released a scarecrow,
(riving him life, lie was desirous of ac
quiring brains and started with her to
the wizard to get them. The scarecrow
told his history. They met a tin wood
man who longed for a heart. Ho also
Joined them. They enme upon a terrible
lion. The Hon confessed he had no cour
age, lie decided to accompany them to
the Wizard of Oi to get some. The scare
crow In pushing the raft becnine Im
paled upon his pole In the middle of the
river. The scarecrow was rescued by a
friendly stork. They entered a poppy
field, which caused Dorothy to full
asleep. The scarecrow and tin woodnmn
rescued her and her dog from the deadly
flowers. The linn fell asleep and being too
heavy to lift, was left. On the search for
the road of yellow brick which led to the
Dinorald City they met a wild cat and
Held mice. The woodman killed the wild
rat The queen mouse became friendly.
She sent thousands of her mice subjects
to draw the lion away from the poppy
field. Dorothy awoke from her long
sleep. They started again on the Emer
ald City road. They came to a fence.
Tainted green. There were farmers of
rrreen, houses of green and people dressed
n green. It was the Land of Oz.
CHAPTER X. Continued.
The woman now called to tliem that
upper wns ready, bo they gathered
around the tablo and Dorothy ate
Come delicious porridgo and a dish of
scrambled eggs and a plate of nice
white bread, and enjoyed her meal.
The Lion ate some of tho porridge, but
did not care for it, saying It was made
from oats and oats were food for
horses, not for Hons. The Scarecrow
and the Tin Woodman ate nothing at
all. Toto ate a little of everything,
and was glad to get a good supper
. The woman now gave Dorothy a bed
to sleep In, and Toto lay down beside
her, while the Lion guarded the door
of her room so she might not bo dis
turbed. The Scarecrow and the Tin
Woodman stood up In a corner and
kept quiet all night, although, of
course, they could not sleep.
The next morning, as soon as the
sun was up, they started on their way,
and soon saw a beautiful green glow
In the sky Just before them.
"That must be the Emerald City,"
As they walked on, tho green glow
bocamo brighter and brighter, and it
eeomed that at last they were nenring
the end of their travels. Yet It was
afternoon before they came to the
Kreat wall that surrounded the City.
It was high, and thick, and of a bright
In front of them, and at tho end of
the road of yellow brick, was a big
gate, all studded with emeralds that
Guardian of the Gate.
glittered so In the sun that even the
painted eyes of the Scarecrow were
daisied by their brilliancy.
- There was a bell beside the gate.
and Dorothy pushed the button and
heard a silvery tinkle sound within
Then the big gate swung slowly open
and they all passed through and found
themselves In a high arched room, tho
walls of which glistened with count
Before them stood a llttlo man
about the same size as the Munchklns
He was clothed all in green, from his
head to his feet, and even his skin
was of a greenish tint. At his side
was a large green box.
When ho saw Dorothy and her com
panions the man asked:
"What do you wish In the Emerald
"We came hero to see tho Great
Ot." said Dorothy.
The man was so' surprised at this
By L, Frank Bourn
answer that he sat down to think It
"It has been many years since any
one asked mo to see Oz," he said,
shaking hlfl head in perplexity, "lie
is powerful and terrible, and if you
come on an idle or foolish errand to
bother the wltte reflections of the
Great Wizard, ho might be angry and
destroy you all In an instant."
"Hut It is not a foollBh errand, nor
an Idle ono," replied the Scarecrow;
"It Is important. And we have been
told that Oz is a good Wizard."
"So he Is," said the green man; "and
he rules the Emerald City wisely and
well. Hut to those who are not hon
est, or who approach him from curi
osity, ho is most terrible, and few
have ever dared ask to see his face. I
am the Guardian of the Gates, and
since you demand to see the Great
Oz I must take you to his palace. But
first you must put on the spectacles."
"Why?" asked Dorothy.
"Decause if you did not wear spec
tacles the brightness and glory of the
Emerald City would blind you. Even
those who live In the City must wear
spectacles night and day. They are
all locked on, for Oz so ordered It
The Scarecrow and the Tin Woodman
Are Nothing at All.
when the City was first built, and I
have the only key that will unlock
He opened tho big box, and Dorothy
saw that It was filled with spectacles
of every slzo and shape. All of them
had green glasses in them. The
Guardian ot tho Gates found a pair
that would Just fit Dorothy and put
them over her eyes. There were two
golden bands fastened to them that
passed around the back of her head,
where they were locked together by
a little key that was at the end ot n
chain the Guardian of the Gates woro
around his neck. When they were on,
Dorothy could not take them oft had
she wished, but of course she did not
want to be blinded by the glare of tho
Emerald City, so she said nothing.
Then the green man fitted spectacles
for the Scarecrow and tho Tin Wood
man and the Lion, and even on little
Toto; and all were locked fast with
Then the Guardian of the Gates put
on his own glasses and told them he
was ready to show them to tho palace.
Taking a big golden key from a peg
on the wall he opened another gate,
and they all followed him through tho
portal Into tho streets ot the Emerald
Even with eyes protected by the
green spectacles Dorothy and her
friends were at first dazzled by the
brilliancy of tho wonderful City. The
streets were lined with beautiful
houses all built of green marble and
studded everywhere with sparkling
emeralds. They walked over a pave
ment of the same green marblo, and
where the blocks were Joined together
were rows of emeralds, set closely,
and glittering In the brightness of the
sun. The window panes were of
green glass; even the sky above the
City had a green tint, and tho rays of
tho sun were green.
There were many peoplo, men, worn
en and children walking about, and
these were all dressed in green
clothes and had greenish skins. They
looked at Dorothy and her strangely
assorted company with wondering
eyes, and tho children all ran away
and hid behind their mothers when
they saw the Lion; but no one spoke
to them. Many shops stood in the
street, and Dorothy saw that every
thing in them was green. Green
candy and green pop-corn were offered
for sale, as well as green shoes, green
hats and green clothes of all sorts. At
one place a roan was selling green
lemonade, and when the children
bought It Dorothy could see that they
paid for it .with green pennies.
There seemed to be no horses nor
animals ot any kind; the men carried
things around in little green carts,
which they, pushed before them
Every ond seemed happy and con
tented and prosperous.
The Guardian of the Gates led them
through the streets until they came to
a big building, exactly in the middle of
the City, which was the Palace of Oz
tho Great Wizard. There was a soldier
before the. door, dressed in a green
uniform and . wearing a long green
"Here are strangers," said the
Guardian of the Gates to htm, "and
tney demand to see the Great Oz."
"Step Inside," answered tho soldier,
"and I will carry your message to
mm." . 1,1 1 1
So they, passed through tho palace
gates and' were led into a bis room
with a green carpet end lorely green
lurnitunj bcI with rincinlda. The sol
dler made them all wipe their feet
npon a green mat before entering this
room, and when they were seated ho
"Deane make yourselves comfort
able whllo I go to the door of the
throne room and tell Oz you are
They had to wait a loni? time before
the soldier returned. When, at last,
be came back, Dorothy asked:
"Havo you seen Oz?"
"Oh, no," returned the soldier; "I
have never seen him. But I spoke to
him as ho sat behind his screen, and
gave him your message. . He says he
will grant you an audience, if you so
desire; but each one of you roust en
ter his presence alone, and he will
admit but one each day. Therefore,
as you must remain in the palace for
several days, I will have you shown
to rooms where you may rest in com
fort after your Journey."
"Thank you," replied the girl; "that
is very kind of Oz."
The soldier now blew upon a green
whistle, and at once a young girl,
dressed in a pretty green silk gown,
entered the room. She had lovely
green hair and green eyes, and she
bowed low before Dorothy as she said:
"Follow roe and I will show you
So Dorothy said good by to all her
friends except Toto, and taking the
dog in her arms followed the green
girl through seven passages and up
three flights of stairs until they came
to a room at the front of the palace.
It was the sweetest llttlo room In the
world, ith a soft, comfortable bed
that had sheets of green Bilk and a
green velvet counterpane. There was
a tiny fountain in the middle ot tho
room, that shot a spray of green per
fume Into the air, to fall back Into a
beautifully carved green marblo basin.
Beautiful green flowers stood in tho
windows, and there was a shelf with a
row of little green books. When Doro
thy had time to open these books she
found them full of queer green pic
tures that made her laugh, they were
In a wardrobo were many green
dresses, made of silk and satin and
. The Soldier.
velvet; and all of them fitted Dorothy
"Make yourself perfectly at home,"
Bald the green girl, "and If you wish
for anything ring tho bell. Oz will
send for you to-morrow morning."
(TO BE CONTINUED.)
MATERIALS OF STORK'S HOME.
Immense Nest Broken Up In Alsatian
Town Found to Contain All
Sorts of Plunder.
The following details concerning the
structure and contents of a stork's
nest Investigated on the summit of
the Cathedral of Colmar in Upper Al
sace may be of interest:
The city architect has Just delivered
a public lecture thero on "Storks and
Their Ways." He described a stork's
nest which was about thirty years old;
it measured six feet across and was
five feet In height; it weighed six
teen hundredweight, or over three
quarters ot a ton, and it was such a
solid mass that it bad to be broken up
by using a pickax. The nest was
made of twigs ot wood and clay and
the materials filled 24 sacks.
The walls of the nest were found to
contain 17 ladles' black stockings, five
fur cups, the sleeve of a white silk
blouse, three old shoes, a large piece
ot leather and four buttons that had
belonged to a railway porter's uni
form. How He Kept His Clothes Dry.
Among a large shooting party on a
Scottish grouse moor was a certain
elderly professor whose skill with his
gun was hardly equal to the profundi
ty of his intellect Suddenly a heavy
storm of rain came on, and as there
was no shelter on the moor the shoot
ers got thoroughly drenched through.
At least, all but ono suffered the pro
fessor. He had mysteriously disap
peared when tho rain came on, and he
did not rejoin the party until the sun
was shining once more. To the
amazement of tho others tho erudite
one was as dry as a bone. Tho others,
drenched and disgusted, Inquired of
hiiu how it was ho hud escaped a
wetting. "Directly tho rain came on."
replied tho pr;fescor, "I went oft by
myself, stripped off my clothes, and
But on thorn until the siurm w as over."
Dy JOHN A.
OW MUCH "front" do I
UT I This is a question which obtrudes itself upon the average
a I vrmnrr man i-lm fm.la ltitiiu,1 f nmn 1 . - It,-, ,
jictitive basis that exists
the question vere put to
( fl J sll0u 1)0 tcniPte1 to answer it in the eame terse style:
A &i "Just as much as tho traffic will bear!"
J I I don't wish to destroy the conventions. Conventionality
H ia n neti 4liinv ar. r, 1L ,' , 1 . ,. . 1. in:
' gwuvt uiiiijj ou uo it is ill uaiiuuiljr Willi COllUlllonS OI
fact. But Ini22in2 the conventional too lonsr as an ideal must
prove destructive to that person who in doing so loses his sense of
proportion. For example, the model office hoy 40 or 50 years ago care
fully untied tho string from a parcel and more painstakingly removed
the manila wrapping from it, with the idea of preserving both string and
wrapper for future use. Frankly, I would bo pleased if conditions now
were such as to admit of this old-fashioned office boy in modern business.
But they arc not, and to teach the potential small office boy this old con
vention in effect would be lying to him.
So it is with much of the conventional generality of the old school
which is still preserved by the didactic teacher. True worth must prove
itself yes. But where and how? That best and squarest street ear con
ductor in all of a vast city, grown gray in the collection of passenger-fares
for his company, unquestionably has proved his true worth as a street
car conductor I But could not this same measure of true worth have been
better expressed in some other field of community usefulness? That finest
individual type among 10,000 street car conductors must be capable of
something better than running a street car for 20 or 30 years. Why did
ho not discover a better field in which to prove himself and his worth?
At bottom it id the ego in a man, kept well in hand, which makes
the individual man here and there tower as an individual above the heads
of tho masses.
Set two men at work upon two tasks that are identical in a general
way. In ono of them egotism is at a low ebb; in tho other it is at high
tide, coupled with an imagination. One returns to -you silently, having
done his work in a manner that is highly satisfactory in every way. The
other, having accomplished no more than the first, returns to you with a
cheerful story of the difficulties and handicaps which he found in his way.
Pleasingly he recounts just how judgmatically and determinedly he tackled
these obstacles and overcame them. And in words or in acts and expres
sion he has left the intimation that, no matter what the difficulties of
1 .1 I sleep, and pientv ot it, is essential. And it
is nnotlier and more snrirnw fni't Hint iirnli.
By P. EVAN JONES
when technical terms and learned treatises
are all simmered down they may be confined within a few simple rules
that, if carefully followed out, are most effectual when sleep is desired.
In the first place, the sleeping room should be away from noise. It
should be on airy room and one in which there is but little furniture and
few rugs. It should have neither artificial light, flowers, nor animals and
should lie well ventilated, as much air being admitted in winter as dur
ing the summer months.
The bed should be slightly inclined from head to foot and a mod
erately hard mattress is desirable. If any pillow at all is used it should
be a thin one. The heavy, downy affairs info which the head sinks are
undesirable for more reasons than one. They tend toward making a per
son round shouldered and the position they give to the neck interfcrse
There is much diversity of opinion as to whether one should or should
not eat before going to bed. .Usually it is better to retire an hour or so
after eating. It is never wise, however, to attempt to sleep when hungry.
In a case of this kind n cracker and a cup of warm milk arc desirable.
The limbs should always be outstretched never cramped or folded,
oud one should sleep on the right side. Sleeping on the back is apt to
produce nightmare and sleeping on the left side stops digestion and is
bad for the heart. It is not good for the lungs to sleep on one's stomach.
Often a cold shower bath followed by a vigorous rub down with a
Turkish towel will induce sleep when a person is inclined toward insomnia.
By ELIZABETH HcCULLEH
fide long ago did I not insist ujhui remem
bering that "lie niaketh the desert to blossom as the rose," but I have
solved the problem and would now gamble on myself to live in sweet har
monv with a lion and her cubs and do co-operative housekeeping. The
road win stony, but who cures for the stones when there 'lire flowers at
the "cu v of the wnj fr" . ,
Put on as Much
nowl to nut tin?
in the modern large business. If
mo in this form as a generality, I
his work in the future, you may depend upon him to
carry out his work.
Which of these two men granting that the ego
ist has offered no more than the ''traffic will bear"
has impressed you more? And if these men continue
with you ns employes the egoist playing upon you
with fine tact and discrimination, which of them after
a year or two are you more likely to choose for the
It is a sad but true fact that few men
or women are able to enjoy the careless,
dreamless sleep of a child. It is also a f act
that if men and women would do good
work and have pleasure in the doing of it,
ably owing to the strenuous life of the
world to-day, insomnia is more prevalent
than it ever has been before.
How to defeat this bugbear is the ques
tion and it is one that has been answered
bv authorities in numbers of ways. But
' We have all felt.lhq soul touch of John
Howard 'l'uine'a .' -fragrant lines, "Mid
pleasures, and palaces tho' we may roam,"
and, again, "Be it ever so humble," but -to
bring the home with the ring of true metal
into our own lives, to live with others,
stranger folk, to make sweet home bricks
out of straws and ofttimes inharmonious
straws at that, let more of the girls tell us
. how they have done it.
I think I have passed through the great
third degree in this home making problem,
but I would sure have fainted by the way
A certain young man, wishing to be
very thrifty, quit eating meat. "Frank
lin abstained from meat," quoth he,
"and so will I."
But he didn't stop to consider how
prices have gone up since Fran kiln's
day, and especially within the last
few years. The result was that when
he hadn't eaten meat for about six
months he was so much money to the
good that he lost his head and became
one of the gilded youth.
The outworn Ideals of yesterday
should be taken up very guardedly. If
at all Puck.
The Final Transaction.
"Father," said little Rollo, "what !
the ultimate consumer?" .
"He Is the last person, my son, that
an article reaches In Its commercial
"I know what you mean. He's
man who goes Into a hotel and order
chicken hash." Washington Star.
Like the Rest of Us.
"Please, mumsey, Just five cents,"
"But, Johnnie, it was only thl
morning that I gave you five cents."
"I know, mumsey, but" putting hla
arms around her neck "I'm so hard
on money." Everybody's Magazine.
The Reason Why.
"I wonder why men don't take mor
Interest In the primary 1"
"Possibly because it is a secondary
consideration." Baltimore American.
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The above ia only ono of the thou
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