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RED CLOUD, NEBRASKA, CHIEF
How John Leinster Redeemed
Himself When Shame Drove
BECKY HELPED A LOT, TOO
Little Freckled Stenographer Saved
the Day With Wax Candles and
Cleverness Tall Irishman Be
came Prominent In Adver
By OSBORN MARSHALL.
Copyright. 1015. I.v tlio McCluru Nuwspa-
Ono cold night seven winters ngo, a
thin, very tall Irishman was passing
the- night In tho New York subway.
Ho had been walking tho streets dur
ing the day and at night for the price
of u ticket ho inhabited tho subway.
It wus sheltered there and If he kept
moving from ono station to another
there was no danger of having pco
plo ask him troublesome questions.
Clearly ho waB one of tho city's down
and outers, but ho hadn't tho slightest
ambition to Join tho ranks of the pref
On thlB particular night John Leln
Bter, tho tall, thin Irishman In ques
tion, had made up bis mind to make
good or perish In the attempt. Tho in
centive was a letter ho had Jimt re
ceived from home. It waB a notifica
tion that his father had been knighted
by tho English king and had refused
tho higher honor of becoming a baro
net which waB held out to him be
cauBo that distinction waB hereditary
and John Leinster, Sr., had been un
willing to discredit tho Urltlsh aris
tocracy by handing down a baronetcy
to Buch a son.
John Leinster, Jr., paled with shame
and rago as ho read this disquieting
letter. Ho was a respecter of rank
in Bplto of his hail-fellow-well-met man
ners and his shabby clothes. Tho
Btlng that camo with this letter was
keener than tho drafts that blow Into
his subway refuge.
John Leinster was past thirty. Ho
had begun life as tho only son of an
indulgent father. Ho had been ex
pelled from tho university, had tried
bis hand at business in Dublin, then
had drifted about in India and Africa
and had now landed discouraged and
friendless In Now York.
That Wat the Turning Point.
But that night, as he re-read the
letter from his father, ho mado up
hlB mind to make good. He had hnd
soino experience in tho advertising end
of ono of his father's mercantile enter
prises In Ireland, and so ho determined
to bo an advertising man. He could
already picturo to himself tho subway
filled with the clover copy of his ad
vertisements. That last night in tho subway was
tho turning point. Somehow John
Leinster mado shift to get a little of
fice and a few pieces of furniture and
to put out his sign as an advertising
man. For stenographer, office boy,
telephone operator, bookkeeper and
general factotum thero waB Hccky
neat, freckled, red-haired, East Bide
Hecky, who camo straight from busi
ness school for six dollars a week.
But things didn't run along as
smoothly as John Leinster wished.
First tho telephono was cut off for
non-payment of fees nnd when Becky'B
salary could no longer bo scraped to
gether John had to closo the ofllce.
Becky got a Job somowhero else In
another advertising ofllce. Whon they
patted Leinster advised her to learn
all sho could about advertising meth
ods, and ho got a Job elsewhere as a
shipping clerk. In that position he
mado enough to keep up tho rent of
tho ofOco, so that ho could havo an
addrcsB at which to rccelvo letters
concerning a mail order scheme that
brought in about twcnl dollars a
month. His creditors wero Insistent,
nnd it was for that reason that the
door of tho ofllco never openfcd during
business hours. Of courso Leinster in
tended to pay somctlmo but ho could
not faco his creditors with an empty
purso. Therefore In the darkness of
every night, Leinster would steal into
tho ofllco and a few minutes later
Becky would Join him, and togethor
they would carry on what littlo busi
ness there was to bo done. Becky
was engaged to bo married to a young
East sido lawyer, and after nho and
her Impecunious employer attended to
tho mail and talked over tho prospects
of business, Becky would meet her
fiance, who would escort her homo to
tho East side, and John would climb
to his littlo top story room to dream
dreams of his advertising contracts.
Becky Was Faithful.
Of courso thero wasn't a cent in it
for Becky at tho time, and sho was
shrewd enough to know that tho
chances wero against Lolnstor. But
then tho cultured Irishman corrected
nor English, taught hor French ex
pressions, and gavo her tho advantage
of his wido travel and experience. Ah
Becky's flanco told her, it was better
than night school, and ho advised her
to profit by it. As tho winter waned
and spring advanced, matters got
worso with Leinster. Ho lost his Job
nfter a few weeks' illness and this
meant further curtnlllng of expenses.
So ho gavo up his top story room and
managed somehow to llvo In his ofllco.
Still tho neat littlo, freckled Becky
was faithful. Sho mado her appear
anco every no"" and every evening
after work nnd togethor they did
enough with tho mall order work to
pay tho rent.
Ono night when Becky nrlved at
Loinster's door thero was no ono to
let bur In. That was strange, thought
Becky, recalling that ho always got
thero ahead of her. However she
waited. Just as sho was about to go
tho tall, lank figure of Leinster, palo
nnd breathless, advanced down tho
Becky's interest and curiosity held
her spellbound It hnd happened, per
haps, that one of IiIb creditors had
served papers, or his father, who, in
Becky's opinion, must be at least a
duke, had further disowned him.
"Open tho door, Becky," said Leln
Bter, handing her tho loys. "I am al
most fainting," The Irish man fell in
to n broguo when ho was excited, and
it was positively dominant now
Big Contract In Sight.
"I hnvs landed a big contract," ho
went on, "a contract for live thousand
dollars worth of advertising. It Is
what I have dreamed of. I got a
chanco to talk to ono of those big
corporation manufacturers today.
I've been hanging around tho placo for
weeks and nt last they let me talk
and I showed them that 1 knew adver
tising, that I did straight thinking and
that I know human nature, and thoy
agreed to sign tho contract. They aro
coming hero tonight to sign. (Jo get
your dinner and como back as soon
aB you can. And, Becky, remember
this is only my office. I am staying
at tho tho Waldorf, If they ask."
Becky had planned to go to tho
opera, second gallery, that night with
her flanco, but It was easy to explain.
His mentality was of tho variety that
would bo convinced by the mention of
H fll'n thnlln.inri rlrtllnr rtntitmnt nvnn
I though there wns nothing In It for him.
wncn necky got back from hor
haBty dinner sho found Leinster in
darkness and dejection.
"It Is all up," ho Bald. "Tho elec
tricity is turned off. It was only two
months overdue. Becky, when tho
men come, tell them I am dead or
dying. It Is always somo littlo detail
Ilko this that balks mo in tho moment
Becky'B mind was working at actual
ities rather than on the general prop-
"Say Nothing About the Candles."
osltion of the eluslveness of fortune.
"I will get candles," sho said, "and
then I will explain." Before Leinster
know It sho had gone and was back
again with somo wax candles bought
with her own money.
"I havo Bottled it,- said Becky with
a tone of finality as she placed tho can
dles neatly In an empty ink woll. "You
must say nothing about it and before
you como in I will explain."
Leinster know that when necky
spoko thus sho was Inspired, and ho
trusted her. When tho men arrived
ho had withdrawn from tho room nnd
Becky was typing furiously by tho
light of the few candles.
How She Saved the Day.
"Mr. Leinster will bo in at once, gen
tlemen," sho snid showing them tho
chairs. Then sho lowered her voice.
"Gentlemen," sho said, "Thero is ono
curiouB thing about Mr. Leinster. Ho
is afraid not afraid, but depressed
by electric storms. Say nothing about
tho candles. Ho cannot enduro tho
electric lights when a storm is in tho
Neither of tho visitors recalled that
a storm was rising when he camo in,
but It was lato spring and it wns not
Impossible. But they wero Impressed
with tho air of deferenco with which
Becky spoko of her employer. In a
moment moro tho gaunt, tall and Im
pressive flguro of John Leinster ap
peared and tho business talk began.
That night after it was all over and
Leinster had tho papers in his posses
sion which wero to put him on his feet
and give him a chanco, Becky went
homo to dream of tho Interest that
would accrun on flvo thousand dollars.
Tho following noon, when sho ar
rived at Lelnster's apartment ofllco,
Bho was impatient to hear his plans.
"Of courso," sho ncgnn In her best
business tono "it will first pay oft
tho creditors nnd then "
"And then,' lntorruptod Lolnstor,.
"Becky, thoro isn't going to ho any
and then. I'vo Just signed a lease for
a sulto in a downtown ofllce building
at two hundred dollars a month, and
I now ask you to go out and order the
best glnsB-top mahogany ofllco table
you can get. Thoro will bo green
rugs, too, Becky. You aro dreaming
of Interest, Becky? Why, that flvo
thousand will Just pny running ex
penses for tho first few months."
ThlB happened flvq.yoars ago. Slnco
that tlmo John Ielnstr has become
ono of tho moHt prominent men In tho
advertising world. He is advertising
counsel to two or three of tho largost
manufacturing plnnts around Now
York city, and his cleverness is of
wide repute But llecky, littlo red
haired Becky, Is no pnrt In it. Sho la
living over In tho Williamsburg dis
trict somowhero, keeping houso for her
husband, tho young lawyer, and Bho
never dreams that hnd It not been for
hor faithfulness, John Cluster might
still be a down nnd outer.
DREDGES USED BY FISHERMEN
Apparatus Used to Bring Unknown
Treasures of the Depths to
There aro two styles of dredges by
means of which the animals and fish of
tho great depths aro captured tho
nets which are dragged over the hot
torn and those trawled Just below tho
surface, snya Popular Mechanics. Tho
bottom dredge consists of n pair of
heavy iron running frames connected
by one or two cross-hnra, 12 foot In
length. Fastened to this frnme Is a
cone-shaped bag 30 feet long, made of
henvy web the end of which Ib closed
by a ltiBhing. Tho dredgo Is hung
over the starboard side of the ship on
a long boom nnd by means of a steel
cablo is slowly lowered to tho ocean
bottom. A dlnl indicates the number
of feet or wire out, nnd n pointer on
a scale shows tho strain, which often
amounts to flvo or six tons, upon tho
cable. When the dredgo Iibb reached
tho bottom the ship steams ahead at
about two-thirds of a mile an hour,
dragging the net over tho ocean floor.
It remains down for an hour or bo, and
Is then slowly lifted to tho surface.
The deepest haul which the Albatross
has ever mado was five and a half
miles, and it was 17 hourB from tho
time tho dredge waB first lowered until
it again appeared. Tho net is towed
besido tho ship for n fow minutes,
then it is swung on board, the lash
ings at tho bottom unfastened and tho
contents dropped upon a table. Tho
ice-cold mud is carefully washed
away and tho specimens carried to tho
It is like opening a Christmas pack
age for a naturalist to watch tho
dredgo como to tho surfaco bringing
unknown treasures from tho hidden
depths. Strange fish are found which
carry Incandescent lamps far in front
of them to light tholr wny in the Inky
blikness miles below tho surface;
others with phosphorescent spots along
their sides which must glow llko tho
portholes of a steamer at night; Btill
others with their eyes upon long
stalks or with no eyes at all. And,
poor things, when relensed from tho
terrible pressure to which they havo
becomo accuBtomed, their eyes often
pop from their heads and their
stomachs turn inside out.
Toothncho was not an Incident of
campaigning with which ancient
armies had to reckon. Tho silence of
tho classics certainly seems to indi
cate that tho GrcekB and Romans suf
fered very littlo from tholr teeth.
Words for toothache and for teeth
extracting Instruments can, indeed, bo
found in tho Greek and Latin diction
aries, but tho authors quoted for them
aro generally lato nnd always unin
teresting. Wo can hardly bellovo
that, if toothache had been common
In Athens, Aristophanes would havo
made no Jokes about it. But a classi
cal scholar may pretty safely bo defied
to clto a single Greek or Latin pas
sago about It. Even Lucretius, whon
ho gets on to tho subject of teeth in
a passago where a' reforonco to tooth
ncho might bo expected, merely re
fers to tho Jar given to tho tooth by
very cold water or by biting a stono
in ono's bread.
She I seo that tho Brazilian dia
mond dealers aro lowering prlceB.
Ho Hooray! Who cares U tht
price of bread does go up!
WITH THE USUAL GREETING
Elderly Darky Remembered His
Training and Addressed Stereo
typed Question to "Angel."
Jack .McGreovy, the vaudeville en
tertainer, war, reared In a southern
locality whero the population wns
largely black and where tho older
darkles were Invariably respect fill. A
part of their deference, says Mr
Creevy, was to inquire as to the health
of tho family of anyone who addressed
them, oven If ho were a stranger.
ThiiH an elderly negro was at work
In tho Ileitis not far from a fair
grounds where a parachute Jump was
a part of the entertainment. Tho
Jumper, a girl, had gone up In a bal
loon and had encountered n wind
which blew her some distance before
sho cut loose, and when she landed
It was only a few feet from the old
uncle with tho hoe. lie had not seen
her descend, and he fairly blinked iih
ho beheld tho vision in scarlet tights
and virulent peroxide hair. Ills train
ing did not desert him, howeer, for
ho asked presently:
"Good cveuln', Miss Angel. How's
yo' paw an' maw?"
Had Him Guessing.
Walter Roberts, tho theatrical man,
is usually ready with a quick answer
to any question that Ib put to him, but
once upon a time ho was clearly non
plused. A woman had approached
tho ticket window nnd said:
"I would very much llko to know If
tho show which Is now going on Is
moral and proper."
Wnlter cast a scrutinizing glance at
his questioner, but that was all.
"Why don't you answer my ques
tion, young man?" demanded tho lady
at tho window.
"Because, madam, frankly speak
ing," anld Walter, hesitating, "I'm not
a good enough Judgo of human nnturo
to know which way to answer without
losing a patron." Louisville Times.
"Thnt Infant of yours kept mo
awnko half tho night," said tho Irri
"Woll, I congratulate you," replied
tho weary father. "That comes near
er being a kind word than anything
I havo heard today. Nobody elso
owns up to getting half a night's
When a reformer gets into ofllco he
Is generally content with a few altera
tions of things.
No girl should acquire a husband un
til she is able to convert a round steak
Into a square meal.
It you would remain n favorite nev
er nsk n favor.
Pure Food Expert
Before Grape-Nuts was included in the Pure Food Directory of the New York
Globe, the publishers sent their expert, Alfred W. McGinn, to get the facts about this
famous cereal food what it is made of, how it is made, and whether or not too much
had been claimed for it.
The makers have always held that Grape-Nuts is a body and brain building
food; that it contains the vital mineral elements lacking in white flour, and foods made
from white flour; that it digests more readily than any other prepared cereal food, etc
McCann came to Battle Creek at the Globe's expense. He investigated had
the run of the factory up-stairs, down-stairs and all over the place.
In the N. Y. Globe of April 1, 1915, he said:
"Any man who can go to Battle Creek and come away
with the statement that he is not amazed is given to the habit
of bearing false witness against his neighbor.
"I watched the delivery of the wheat to the Grape-Nuts
bakery. It was selected wheat too. I watched the mills '
grind this wheat, and there was no patent flour stunt pulled
off in grinding it, either. The wheat went right through the
rolls and came out as honest and as unrefined at when it went
in. I saw this wheat mixed with barley malt in a mixing room
that is a model of cleanliness.
' "Grape-Nuts is an honest, genuine, wholesome, good, fool
proof breakfast food.
"Grape-Nuts is all Post ever claimed for it. Instead of
over-estimating the truth he didn't tell ten percent of it."
There you have itl If you want to know more, write Alfred W. McCann, care
N. Y. Globe, N. Y., or come to Battle Creek and see for yourself. There's no mystery
This wonderful food DOES build body, brain, and nerve tissue. It DOES
furnish the vital mineral phosphates usually lacking in the daily dietary. It is easily
digestible, economical, and comes ready to eat, fresh and delicious.
"There's a Reason" for
Sold by Grocers everywhere.
Building Up Her Words,
A certain little Columbus schoolgirl
Is learning things, Licit li nt school and
on the street, as a recent happening
domonstrutoo. Tho knowledge tihe
picked up nt school; the phriiBo ro
gurdlng the cat she heard either from
some older child or from somo care
"Mother, whnt does fat spell?" she
asked the other night, on coming
homo from school.
"Why, fat,' my dear," refilled the
"And what does her spell?" camo
tho second Inquiry.
"'Her,'" again ouchsafed tho In
formant. "Now 1 knew 1 wns right, nnd that
old cat of a teacher tried to make me
believe that those letters spelled fa
ther," exclaimed the child with not a
little Indignation. Columbus Dispatch
Louis Hallo was a colonel on Gov
ernor Yates' staff, and In thnt capacity
accompanied him to Washington to be
a part of an luaugurnl parade. All the
colonels had uniforms a-plenty, but It
wns decided to rely upon tho Wash
ington supply of horses instead of tak
ing the mounts along,
Tho governor sat on his horse await
ing tho parade formation, and from
tlmo to tlmo nn orderly would gallop
up with an odlclul communication. On
each occasion Colonel Hallo was by
his side. At last tho governor ob
served; "Colonel Halle, I bco no necessity
for your sticking to this orderly In
tho performance of his duties."
"Thero Isn't any," ndmlttcd Halle,
"but, you see, our horses aro a life
A One Sided Definition.
"What Is your Idea of neutrality?"
"Neutrality," answered tho diplo
mat, "Is a stato of uilnd so disinter
ested nnd accurate as to permit no
question that tho sldo of tho contro
versy represented by mo Is entitled to
tho fullest support."
"Do you think tho war will bo over
boforo very long?"
"Yob. What I'm hoping Is thnt tho
pence negotiations won't precipitate
Bill They say tho Russians aro
now using caviar for ammunition.
Jill Well, 1 always ,dld consider It
When n man plays cards ho Ib loaf
ing. When a woman plays cards sho
Ib attending to her social duties.
Fools not only rush In where nngcls
fenr to tnjnd, but they Bomotlmcs get
away with It. Nashville Banner.
A Real Source
It tht Stomach, but the
most reliable barometer of
your physical condition is the
appetite. If it is poor, you
can look for an overworked
and overloaded condition of the
Stomach, Liver and Bowels,
which prevent them from prop
erly performing their daily
functions. A trial of
will help Nature restore nor
mal strength and regularity
throughout the entire system
and thus help you maintain
health. Try a bottle today.
TOO MUCH FOR JUDGE GARY
Youthful Lawyer Mado Technical Er
ror In Billiard Contest With
Judge Martin, as a young lawyer and
on first arrival In Chlcngo, thought
himself fortunate In gaining nn Intro
duction to Judgo Gary tho Gary who
tried the anarchists. Tho Judgo took
a shtno to tho young chap and pro
posed a game of billiards, wherein
Martin made a technical error that
ho romembered for long. Gnry playod
an bid man's game, nnd Martin then
as now, was particularly handy with
Picturo a contest of thirty-four
points with four balls on a 4 by
tablo. Tho Jftdgu (barely bondlrh),
with a childish bridge and i nerve
less stroke, missed his first '.not. Mar
tin, In shirtsleeves, crouched over tltb
tablo llko a Jockey piloting a winner,
and applied himself to rolling up
run. Ho had counted fifteen or twen
ty when ho turned nnd saw tho Judgo
disappearing through tho door, and
moving with runted dignity.
"What got mo In bad," said tho cap
tured burglar, "waB tho confound
ed pet dog of your wife's. It began
to bark as soon as I put my foot-on
"Too bad," replied Mr. Meek ton.
"Evidently tho dog mlBtook you tor
After a woman hns told a third of
the story men can guess tho rest.
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