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tCocvncfet, 9u by Amnum4 Laurary Prats)
"It does sem too bad that some nice
Xuaa dcesat find Folly.' remarked
Sli is dctlned for an old maid,
dar; I told ycu that long ago,"
iv husband answered consolingly.
''And th sooner she accepts the in
jrvitable and stops struggling, the bet-lr.-
"YouVe absolutely heartless, Frank,
and Polly is th best fre3d either
you or I hava ia the world, and you
. Mrs. arllngtons eyea filled with
tears S3 che bent over her crocheting.
She was a sympathetic little woman,
and every time she thought of the
difficult and lonely life of her dearest
friend. Pauline Bates, her heart over
flowed with compassion for the girL
Pauline Pclly. they called her did
nlorinr in aad about tta small vtl-
liufeo of Glenville. and most of ner In
come was sent back home to support
her widowed mother and two younger
sisters. She was & wholesome, wom
anly, attractive girl, well out of her.
teens, and although every one, men
and women, liked her, no man who
was wcrtii while seemed to have
fallen in love with her. And yet
her was not a girl in the tittle circle
ft young people- la Glecvllle who
"would have made so admirable a
Mrs. artingto had known her for
years, and the coxy home of th
artlngtons was always open to
Pauline. In fact, as Mrs. Esrlington
frequently remarked, she didn't know
Tnow they could keep house without
Pauline to call on. If the nurse
.were out. or 111. Paulino always man
aged to be on hand to help with the
children. If the cook left. Paulino
ever failed to drop In to help pre
pare the meals. If Frank had to be
nt of town. Pauline came to stay
With Mrs. Eartington. If the Earling
tn entertained. Pauline was tho
fver ready belper. for she p tared the.
piano, made a chafing dish supper, or
did mere parlor tricks better than
either the host or hostess.
"Frank. I want you to listen to ue'
fceaa Mrs. Eartingtoa. opening the
Hr husband looked P from his
rural jtoarwaL. He was deep la the
asysterlea of bow to prone fruit
trees, but he suppressed a, sigh and
looked across th reading table to
ward his wit.
Tm serious about PoUy we, must
Cad a sttban4 tor her."
TU ah say ar asked the man.
Mrs. Earttagtoa withered htm vrttn
look. "Does Pauline ever say aajv
ta fooiishr she asked.
"Not ofta enough that's oa of
Her principal fault, so far as I-
es. Is being entirely too good
md coaecieatioua and capabl for
say mere naa. No on appreciate
her. retorted Mrs. Earltngtoa.
Her husband rolled his precious
oisgasin into a tube and frowned.
Well? Wat can w do? I cant
around th world dragging men
tit her to meet her and extolling
r virtues. To know how a maa,
kes to th sort of girl you have to
"Of cours not but there must be
subtle ways of gening at If," Mr
Sarlingtoa said vaguely.
"Toull hav to do anything subtle
hata don la our family, dear. I'm
xa rar rrom Petag subtle as as a
4ow oa th head."
His wife did not hear him; she
ras thinking. Suddenly a smile
ashed across her face.
"Polly la a grand cook! she said.
"But who knows It- asked Frank.
S oa but you and m. and her
axaity. perhaps. Most of Polly's
fcaims if cooking may b called a
harm are htddea under the prover-
dal bwshe). sighed Mr. Karttngtoa.
Her husband agreed with her.
AW I think oa. Frank, couldn't
-u tavtte th boys sad wea of th
heir f St. Paura to a w'U say. a
aacak supper, and wn have Potty
oak th pancake? Mrs. Earttac-
ma eye fairly danced at th proe-v
"I ouM, Frank said, haW-hearv-
"Yea eoald very well. As a
tr of th vestry. It would be only
natural that yow show a little atten
jtion to the choiriespeciallT before
Christmas, when they are doins such
"Very wen."' dear it's your party,
rm willing. And what then?"
You goose Polly will make such
delicious pancakes it's one of her
very best starts that the men will
well, you know a man when some
thing appeals to his inner self."
Yes it isnt every wife who can
make good ' pancakes or teach her
-cook to do likewise," admitted the
"man. "And I'm fto ask the choir to
a pancake supper here to eat Pol
ly's pancakes", be asked.
Not at all say nothing about
.Polly. That woulld spoil it all. Mere
ly ask them' to a pancake sapper next
"Wednesday night-" ,
In due form the choir of St. Paul's
was invited to the Earlington home
to eat pancakes and almost in a body
it accepted. The small boys and the
men were always glad of an oppor
tunity to spend an evening in this
hospitable little, home.
Mrs. Earlicgton and Pauline were
busy preparing the batter for the
feast and a pile of hot plates was al
ready on the top of the great range
when the telephone bell rang long
and loudly. . .'"7 ..
"Wont you; answer, Polly, dear?"
asked Mrs. Eaxlingtoa.
Polly rushed to the "phone, a glad
light in her, .eyes. Her heart beat
quickly as she took up the receiver.
"Could it be her, she asked herself,
over and over.
For a few minutes she talked earn
estly over the wire and when she re
turned to the kitchen a bright spot
of red burned In each cheek. Mrs.
Eartington thought, she had never
seen th girt so pretty. To herself.
she commented that, the combination
of polly's pancakes ' and her -seauty
ought to bring some one of the half
doxen unmarried men ia the house to
her feet tonight.
I took the liberty of asking an
old friend who has just come to ic
from back home hero tonight." Polly
Mrs. Eartington looked at her ear
nestly. "Why. of course, dear. Who
Arthur Fisher a boy I used to
play with when I. was little and
And what, Polly? Why do you
"Well, when, we were oh. dread
fully young I quarreled with him
because he wanted m to marry him
and settle down in that little town
. , ,1.1
&eep nou?e. I was uuoiuuus
and wanted to do something else In
tfc world then, I tcld him I couldnt
Jteep house and wou'dnt cook and "
Aad you blush 'because he's goir.g
to find you bakinsr 'pancakes for a
whole reghrent of hungry men now?
Oh. Pol It. why dltfnt you tell me of
this Arthur before?
"I thought h "had forgotten m
uatil I had a letter from him the
other day saying he would be in this
neighborhood -tonirht. I wrote him
that I would be her tonight and
that if he t!w he might call roe up.
It would seem so good to see some
on from home. she ended lamely.
"I think he's more than some one.
Polly," said Mrs, Earlington, point
Perhaps but we 'must get there
pancakes on th table. Isnt that
enough to start 'on? ' I dont know
how they are-l did not try them aid
I mixed the batter hastily," Polly
said as sh hurried "Into the dining
room, with a platter full of round.
hot grtdd! cakes.
Sh placed them before Mr. EarV
IngtoB. who wlf had Just supplied
him with a pil- of - hot plates, and
thB th doorSwd Vang.
Without ceremony. Polly rushed to
acswcr it kerrelf.ov
You found ta way?" was all Mrs.
Eartington heard. and then, for a
lo&s minute there was silence.
Mrs. Earllrgton"- hurried to the
kitchen, where the and the cook k-spt
th griddle act atah tried to make
pancakes enough to supply the
hungry men. .i
Presently Potty returned to th
kitchen sh had estopped to Intro
duce Mr. Ftsber to-star host.
Dd you need mr asked Fouy.
"Oh. no," Mrs. Eartington said,
"the pancake r of tto consequence
now." she said, with a meaning
that was discernible only to herself.
Clean Paint' and Good Health.
Great care should always be taken
la the cleaning of paintwork and
baths, especially a this is often neg
lected oa account of "the trouble and
Canger of discoloration and wearing
the paint which is caused by the use
of strong soaps- and unnecessarily
hard scrubbing. " There is an excellent
cleaner now on the market special'y
made for saving tabor, which at the
same time preserves the paint, and
should prove to be a great boon to a
woman whos greatest aim in life Is
to see her hoas clean and the paint
always spotless.-- -- It is also highly ef
ficient for cleaalag silver and plated
ware, and answers a double us, and
should always be ta th store-cup
Making a Guess,
Hard Looking Customer (slinking
into pawnshop)bSayc how much can
I get oa this gold watch?
Plain Clothe PoKcemaa (suddenly
appearing) Let me"see it. Km my
friend. I think you'lY get about a year
First WaiterTh. paper says th
wrist contains el&ht boaes, th palm
nv. aad th oncers Tourteen.
Second WaiteifWell, I never fow
lv bones' ta mTlTa.
JKicO ' -'
Army Officer Tells of 1?st CCsson
in Cooking and Conduct as a
The old army officer, distinguished
alike for his character and his high
position, had said to his fellow guests
at the little mountain camp that he re
garded a knowledge of cooking as a
necessary accomplishment for a gen
tleman and a soldier.
"Let me tell you," be continued.
"where I received my first and best
lesson in cooking, and in conduct at
the head of the table.
"While I was yet a very young man
I had the good fortune to attract the
notice of an old French gentleman
who, with the remnant of his for
mer large fortune, had come to the
neighborhood of Petersburg. Virginia,
and established himself in a small cot
tage. "In this little home the dining-room
and kitchen were separated by a par
tition that extended only five feet
above the floor. As monsieur was too
poor to afford a waiter or cook, h
himself performed the duties of both.
"He often honored me with an in
vitation to diner, and as I sat in the
dining-room, waiting for the meal to
be served, I could see the old gentle
man's head bobbing up and down as
he tended his stew-pans In the kitch
en." "How awfully funny!" said some
one, with a giggle.
"It never seemed in the least lu
dicrous to me," the old officer quietly
responded. "After placing the dishes
upon the table, my old friend would
remove his apron, put on a rusty dress
coat, and dispense the hospitality of
his house with the grace and dignity
Of a prince."
T understood! Noblesse oblige, and
all that sort of thing." murmured the
giggler, contritely. "All the same,
your old gentleman, ministering at
hidden altars and practicing mysteri
ous rites behind that low partition.
must hav been something of a char
The old officer gravely assented
"One that it was a privilege to know,"
he said. Youth's Companion.
VICTOR HUGO'S ACACIA TREE
Planted In Childhood by Author, It
Haa Just Been Saved From De
struction in Paris.
An acacia tree, supposed to have
been planted by Victor Hugo In his
childhood has Just been saved from de
struction In Paris. The tree stands in
the Boulevard Ras pall, and Its tall,
curved trunk has long been familiar
to th Inhabitants of that quarter.
short time ago a certain M- Charuin
bought the plot upon which it grew for
the purpose of erecting a mansion.
The whole quarter was disturbed at
the news that a tree of such traditions
was about to disappear. -
When, however. M. Chaurin heard
that his new mansion was likely to de
molish the object of a veneration
with which he sympathised, he altered
his architectural plans spontaneously,
and built a semi-circular frontage to
bis house. Just Inclosing th acacia
within the railings.
The association of It with Victor
Hugo Is disputed by authorities oa
that poet's Ufa, but one may feel
gratified that a tradition retains soct
vigorous life and that the martini
of places connected with famous men
is not yet purely municipal in Paris,
Gift for Busiiteaa.
Willie's father conducts a boatrafe
tng business oa th Jersey aide of th
"I'll give yon a dollar if youU baa
out th boats, Willie," said th father
on morning after a rain.
There vrere XS - boats aad Willie
wasnt keen. So he was non-committal.
A little later his friend Albert
TU give yom a quarter if youTl bail
out th boats." said Willie to Al
bert. Gee! "What d'ye take m forf re
turned Albert as he surveyed the fleet
of rowboats. "It's worth 35 cents, any
way." Well, all right, then." said Wil
Albert got busy and did the bailing.
while Willie looked on and. Tom Saw
yer-like, bossed the Job.
The work done, Willie collected.
paid Albert and pocketed 65 cents.
"That boy'Il be a business man." re-'
marked the father to Willie's mother
later, but not In the boy's hearing..
New York Herald.
Large Enterprises Essential.
Larg personal fortune acquired
legitimately are in themselves an hon
orable testimony to talent and to
toll; and. without large aggregations
of capital, whether personal or cor
porate, great enterprises, are not pos
aibl. And without great enterprises
win the country show the marvelous
growth which we deem an essential
characteristic of American life, and
will the masses of th people have
the opportunities now so abundantly
set befor them to find employment
and to develop their own fortunes.
however relatively small thos may
be?" Archbishop Ireland.
Up Against ft,
Hokus Why dont you try to set S
Pokus Employers prefer to biro
Hokua Then why dont you get
Pokus A girl wont marry a fel
THE WAYS OF THE WILD
Timid Doe Finds There Is Some Good
After AH in the White Bipeds
of the City.
The heart of a deer, a poor, timid,
pretty little doe, must have been near
to bursting with gratitude a few
.days ago. Somewhere up among the
pines in the moonlight she must sure
ly have found a way, dumb brute
though she is, to tell her companions
of the an tiered tribe how good after
all are the white bipeds of the city
.when the hunting season is over.
. Out of . the maelstrom of queer
sights and scenes of snorting, puffins
monsters that ran on wheels and ut
tered terrifying metallic sounds in
w-hich she found herself she was trans
ported back to her nztJve environ
ment In a motor car.
Poor, little trembling creature. She
shock and cowered and looked as
iiiotgh she were gazing upon the end
jfrom her great liquid eyes. They took
ner bact to the mountains, loosened
their hold upon the soft neck and said
to her: "Go, little girl."
She hesitated a minute, then, realiz
ing what to her was doubtless some
thing beyond all belief, she sprang from
the tonneau of the motor car and
in three bounds was out of sight.
Whatever caused the animal to stray
into the city from some one of the
nearby canyons no one knows. Los
PROFESSOR WAS THE LIMIT
Which Goes to Show That Wives
Should Be Careful About Overbur
dening Husband's Mind.
" The people didn't merely look at
Professor Branefog they stared. He
tnew he was "absent minded at times,
and he wondered whether he had rub
toed his face with boot polish instead
of cold cream after he had shaved, or
whether he had forgotten to change
lis dressing gown for his frock coat-
Pi:t a kind policeman put things
Are you aware, sir, that you are
carrying a joint of beef in your arms?"
, "Goodness, me!" said the professor.
"I knew something was wrong. My
.wife told me to put her Sunday hat
on the bed. to place this Joint in the
oven, and to take the baby and the
deg out for a walk."
Youe not put the baby In the)
oven, surely," said the law's guardian.
"I put something in It," said Brane
fog; "but I dont know whether it
was the baby or the dcg."
With bated breath they hurried to
the professor's house. Here, on the
bed lay the baby and the dog, but
it was just as bad for Branefog. It was
his wife s Sunday hat that was in the
Doctor Defends Meat Eaters,
In. his recently published work Dr.
Robert JIutohinson observes that en
ergy is not to be confused with mus
cular strength. A grass fed cart horse
is. strong; a corn fed hunter is ener
getic. Energy is a property of the
nervous system; strength of the mus
cles. Muscles give us th power to
do work; the nervous system gives us
tne Initiative to start it. Muscles do
their work upon carbohydrates
(starch foods), which are the charac
teristic nutritive constituents of vege
table foods; the brain appears to re
quire nitrogen, which can only be at
tained In a concentrated form from
animal sources. If proteid food, there
fore, be regarded as a nervous food.
diet rich in It will make for intel
lectual capacity and bodily enerf
and It ta not without leason that tba
more energetic races of the world
have been meat eaters.
- The Actor in China.
It tne new regime In' China suc
ceeds in abolishing class distinction
tn civil administration tt will have ac
complished "a difficult task. Hitherto
three classes of the population nave
been esteemed by th Cnlnese "low
est of the low." these being- actors,
barbers and chiropodists. These and
their children are barred from becom
ing Mandarins. Their grandsons, ac
cording to the letter of the law, are
permitted to bold government posts,
but this permission has seldom been
granted.' Some years ago a grandson
of Cheng Chang Keng. the most
famous Pekin actor of his day. was
appointed one of the secretaries of the
Chinese legation in Berlin. The ap
pointment aroused a storm of protest
among official circles in China, and
but for the support of the empress
dowager would have been revoked.
Locking Up the Stable.
The chancellor of th exchequer was
putting up the Iron shutters while the
first Lord of the Admiralty stowed
away the show case.
"There's no use takin chances.'
says the chancellor. "Britannia's shop
must be. protected at all "axards."
"Right you are," remarked the ad
miralty chap. Wy, them stone-
throwin lydles busted enough window.
glass on their last suffrin rampyge to
build a battleship an arf a dozen col
liers. Cleveland Plain Dealer.
Promoting Pleasant Impression.
"What is leave to print?" Inquired
the lady who has the art of seeming
"Leave. ' print. replied Senator
Sorghum, "is something that enables
a man to pretend that he has deli
ered a speech, and which also enables
his friends to pretend that they have
made themselves familiar with its
is an every day delicacy that all
A few cents a month covers the difference
between ordinary butter and -Meadow Gold."
Butter b one of those "big little things"' a poor
I quality can leave a feeling of dissatisfaction with an 1
I entire meal, while good butter lends an additional I
I charm I
The delicious flavor of "Meadow GoW" Butter I
is particularly entkrr.g. Its rare richness i
. appeals to the most fastidious palatr. m
5gftV dealers who are
SoSJifilvV butter particular.
And up, made to measure, nuioa made
Gothes to your order for less mosey
titan "Cold Storage doties." Gre
ns a call and be convinced. ....
EXPERT CLEANING AND PRESSING
When you have a job you want
done well and quickly, phone
us and we will be there in a
minute with sample and price.
Will Maupins Weekly
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