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Copyright, 1912, Wettcrn Nowapnprr Union,
"When Thcodosla came In, I looked
apprehensively toward our stepmother.
I knew Dude well, mid tho llusli of
hor cheek and tho cparkle of her eyo
spoko oxcilemcnt mid adventure.
My sister has ever walked n clianned
way; If, when n mere child, Dosiu
started out upon some prosy errand,
It would he mire to turn Into a delight
ful hour of adventure.
When our father unexpectedly and
wo thought unfortunately married
again, It seemed that there wero to
bo no more delightful hours for either
You have read of the old-time
proverbial stepmother? Well, oursw'ni
Dosle, 1 know at once, would not
bo dominated, even If she had to re
leort to diplomacy to uvold It. So, for
jmc, Mfo became n mediocre affair be
Uween my good, but sadly lnlluenccd
father and my lovely, willful llttlo
Thoodosln plumped herself Into a
shalr, and smiled her cherubic smile.
"Where?" demanded our Btep
iBiothcr, "lmvo you been?"
"I was walking down Linden nvc-
euc," began Dosle, "when I met Ora
nuour. Sho nsked mo to walk with
fehem Douglas Stewart wns with
I "I thought so," our stepmother's tono
iwns ncld. That sho objected to
Douglas Stewart as Doslo's suitor most
unreasonably, or that she objected to
suitors In general for either of us,
,"wns well known.
"l'ou met him by appointment, I
I ".No," Doslo replied, "it Just hap
pened." I glanced up apprehensively at my
lister's next remark.
"Ora and Douglas wero going to a
wedding a church wedding, and I
consented to go with them."
Stepmother raised her hands In
horror. "Don't tell me, Thcodosla War
ren, that you actually went to u church
wedding In a pink cambric dress?"
"I did," Dosle confessed.
"Ora went homo to put on her whlto
crepe," Doslo admitted, "but you sec,
,Ora was to bo bridesmaid; she gavo
me half of her bouquet. It was beauti
ful, pink roses. Tho, wedding wns n
very small affair. Douglas and Will
Herron wore afternoon attire, because
they wero going on to tho reception
lit Ora'H afterward."
My little sister's eyes grew softly
reminiscent. "It was a beautiful mar
riage. Phyllis, my one regret was that
you were not there; but you see, I
Just happened to he there, myself."
"That'.'? all right, dear," I assured
"J, for one," stepmother said severe
ly, "am dismayed, Thoodonln, that you
"The' 'light," went on my ulster
dreamily, "shono through the golden
glass Pi' .the church window, In the
Imlletil solemn way, and tho bride
groom's face looked almost saintly, Ids
eyes mi dark, his face so white."
"Who," stepmother Inquired, "was
Dosle answered blowly, "Douglas
Stepmother leaned forward with a
itart. There was relief, and a not
pleasing triumph, on her face.
"So," she said, "It was Douglas
Stewurt who was married. I don't
wonder that you avoided telling us
i at In the first place. You realize
v that 1 spoke tho truth when 1 told
.ur father that he was merely amus-
!.' himself, In lllrtatlon with you. 1
fijuo you are well cured of your folly,
i'heodoslu. Whom did you say ho
Dosle smoothed the folds of her
"-Mo," she answered succinctly.
Stepmother almost screamed.
"What! Thcodosla Warren," she cried.
"llo begged me to settle things up,
as. we walked along," Dosle explained,
"and Ora added her persuasions to his';
So, while she went to put on her white
dlMss, Douglas, Will and I got the
license. The old minister who mar
ried us was a dear he's a friend of
She turned to me, with a little mute
idea for forgiveness. "Phil, dearest,"
she begged, "get Into your prettiest
dreis, and come to tho reception that
Ora Is giving for me." -
Sho looked back at our stepmother.
'You may come too, It' you like,"
site ndded graciously. Stepmother
Arose quickly. I know that sho wns
lud of tho chance to show her new
Snery In big Armour house. "I sup
pose it would appear better, and help
silence discussion," sho remarked,
as alio went up tho stairs.
I) bent to kiss my little sister. I was
seeing a picture of tho small Dosln
lad In her pink cambric frock tho
states, in her arms, tho golden light of
fche church window glorifying her
"Phil," sho wldspcred, "I want only
Ssautlful things to happen for you
' "How many In your fumlly?" asked
tjfce census taker.
"Nino dawgs, fourteen chlllun un'
tho old woman," answered the resident
af Squirrel Hollow.
"Dogs don't count."
1 "hx do In these hero parts,
fclrflngto Chlllun 'como an chllItm""Bo,
bin' u WlfoJ4,80iipryseounju):ji,
-kut-ai long ai the mountains are .full
of possums an' coons, dawgs Is dawgs."
''REFUSED JO HUftT BA&!E$
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Two Stories That Prove Gentleness of
Horses Whero Little Children
Are horses peculiarly gentle with
babies? It seems a fair question. Cer
tainly the horses In this account,
which a etlltlrlbutor sends us, were
alniod hrtWflfll.v jKtlUilniiK of the wel
fare of tlfo two j out;;: children who
came Into cotituct with them.
Our neighbor, say our contributor,
hnd a ftelfl duo corner of which came
up to Id (loOryard. One day while he
was plowing he stopped when he
leached tho corner and, leaving the
horses standing In the furrow, wont
to the pump for a drink. As soon as
ho returned he tok up the plow
handles and spoko to the horses. They
did not move. He spoko again, sharply.
Still II icy did not move. Astonished
and vexed, he struck them with the
whip. Still they stood Immovable;
and then he realized that something
must be wrong. lie went to their
heads, and there In the furrow In front
of them he saw his toddling baby boy I
The two-year-old daughter of a
friend of mine In Denver had an ex
perience a good deal more astonishing
than that of the baby boy's. The little
girl managed to stray away from in
front of the house where sho had been
playing. There was n long senrch In
which the police and the lire depart
ment Joined; but It wns unsuccessful.
Finnlly, in a livery stable two miles
nway some men who were working
there thought they henrd a little coo
ing volce. They were horrified, for It
seemed to come from tho stall of nn
exceedingly vicious horse that even
the grooms approached cautiously and
with dread. The men, looked Into
tho stall and saw tho baby patting the
horso's hind leg and cnlling him "nice
horsle," while he, with his head
turned, wntched her benlgnnntly, not
moving a muscle lest he should hurt
her 1 Youth's Compnnlon.
TESTS VIGOR OF BANK ROLLS
Majority Wither Quickly, but Some
Grow Robust When Exposed to
New York's Climate.
New York has long been known In
the provinces ns the nesting plnco of
bank rolls. In this nest cither they
grow or they die young. A bnnk roll
Is a sensitive plant, as It were, being
Influenced quickly and permanently
by climatic and diplomatic changes.
Nothing can become discouraged more
quickly than a bank roll In New York,
and nothing can gain a satisfied and
prosperous maturity more quickly If
It gets tho right start, attends to Its
own business and keeps away from
Generally speaking, I would recom
mend this town as the best health re
sort for hank rolls In the world. Some
bank rolls come here In the full view
of perfect health, with perfectly nor
mal chest inoiiMiivnunts mid waist
lines suited to their age, and immedi
ately go Into a decline which no
science Is able to Htcin. They seem to
lie victims of the old-fashioned disease
known as galloping consumption.
Others come here In a very frail
state of health, puny In fact, and by
Judicious exorcise take on weight and
require larger and larger belts. CIr-H
eumstanees alter hank rolls. Hoy K.
Moulton, In the New York Mail.
Polished Shoes Once Decried.
Polished shoes were for a long time
looked upon as a sure sign of effem
inacy In men, and were often oven
ridiculed, says London Answers.
Therefore, "mock mo all over, from
my flat cap unto my shining shoes,"
became almost proverbial.
Shoe ornamentation of nny kind
came to us from Franco. It wns of
a Ifronelilllc Englishman that Hen
Jonson wrote In his 'famous satire:
"Would you believe that so much scarf
of France, of lint, and feather, and
shoe, imd tye, nnd garter, should come
Now.let us look at the other extrem
ity. Powder for tho hair was tlrst
Introduced Into England early in the
Seventeenth century, and became Jm
mediately tho mock of the dramatists,
and was severely censured by the
The fashion beeamo very popular
about 171)5, when a tax of 1 guinea
per annufn was levied on every per
son who wore their hair powdered.
Tho hair-powder duty for the first
year was estimated at 2r0,000 ($1,
250,000). Twisted, but Meant Well.
An English newspaper Is printing
cholco bits of broken English as over
henrd by Its readers. Two examples
follow, which are considered the most
amusing: A coffee room wnlter who
said ho was a Swiss, replying to a
guest ordering breakfast:
"Tongue Iss no more, schlckken
never vosl How you like your eggs
vollt, tight or loose?"
The other concerns an enraged
Portuguese who turned upon his op
ponent and spat out:
"If I did know 7.e English for ze
box, I would blow your nose, by damn,
Memory of Lower Animals.
Elephants and apes have often sur
prised their keepers by the strength
of their memory. It Is a saying among
trainers thnt elephants nnd tigers
never forget an Injury; that they may
retaliate even years afterwnrd.
That tho shark lias a memory has
been proved many times, not only by
his detection of the shark-hunters'
schemes, but by his nttentlon to certain
ships from which ho has received spe
cial food fawn. ""
Dy MOLLIE MATHER
djr, tvu, Uj ;,uClur .N.-rtiimi.er Syndicate.
Tesa hud, In the lllngo homo wh'ch
her aunt h, 1 bequeathed to her, a
iin-hlny si iilo, where she drew won
dciful pit..ies for the magazines. And
tliouj.li h1,c hud a skill all her own,
in depicting the radiance of lovo In the
fueoN of her Illustrations, lovo Itself
had in some inoxpllcnblo way passed
She looked up from her sketching
one morning to see the forlorn llgnro
of a small boy standing In the studio
doorway. Tho child Introduced him
self. "I am Tommy," he snld. "May I
come In to see your pictures? Our
Mary says you make picture books."
"Did you come ulone? And will yourl
mother not be anxious about you?"'
Tommy shook his head. "Mother has(
a new book," ho replied, "and sliCj
likes me to be away, so Bhe can
read. I bother."
"Hut your daddy," Tess suggested,
"he will miss you."
Again Tommy shook his head.
"Daddy works In the city, and when
lie comes homo lie hits to look after
Impulsively Tess took the lonely
child In her arms.
"Whore does the tot come from?"
she asked tho privileged Hannah.
Hannah, n resident, had been per
suaded to keep house for Tessa
"They are new people out from the
city," Hannah, tho over-Informed,
told her. "They say tlio mother has
lung trouble, and came for her health."
Late In the afternoon Tess took tho
little boy home. It was the now pretty
.bungnlow Unit tho family had rented,
and the young mother reclined on a
couch on n vcrandn.
"You are kind to take care of Tom
my," she thanked Tessn Thayer.
"I will be glad to help you in any
neighborly wny that I may," Tess of
"Then may Tommy go often to your
studio?" tho mother asked.
"I ought not to have married so
early In life," she ingeniously con
fessed, "It means too much responsi
bility, but then," her merry laugh
rippled, "my husband, Paul, is good;
hero, ho comes now."
The tall man hastening up the walk,
stopped to kiss tho boy, then turned
an anxious gaze upon his pretty wife.
"Did yon bring the cherry choco
lates?" she asked him.
Tess, raising her clear, blue eyes, as
the wife spoke her name, met stead
ily those of Paul Gordon.
"Paul Is relieved to have someone
take an Interest In Tommy," Ethlyn
Thereafter Tommy spent most of his
time in Tessa Thayer's house, while
Paul Gordon formed a habit of calling
to fetch his young son home at eve
ning. Ethlyn, la her new hammock in the1
garden, was very happy 'and free from
Then one evening when Paul, call
ing for his son, stopped to smile back
Into Tes-a's face, sho seriously ve
"I will have to take Tommy homo
earlier after this." she said, "I am
going to ho unusually busy. Ho, we will
not be able to wait for you."
Tess became so tinsel llshly attentlvo
to the little wife that Hannah was in
Then one beautiful sunshiny morn
ing Mary came, white-faced, to call
Tess over to the bungalow. She had
carried the little wife's breakfast In
to her, and Ethlyn had neither moved
nor spoke, maybe she was asleep,
mother was asleep, sweet
ly, naturally, It seemed, she had drift
ed into that sleep, but neither Tessa's
loving care, nor that of the faithful
husband would he needed more.
Tess took Tommy homo with her
to the big studio that was his palaeo
of fairy charm. And Paul went fur
away upon a long deferred business
trip. Winter was growing into spring
when he came back and Tess had re
ceived from him only brief and neces
sary notes concerning Tommy.
She wns waiting In the bungalow
garden that his homecoming might not
lie too desolate. Tall and straight, as
she had seen him that first day, Paul
came down the path, the same glance
of glad "recognition met hers. Tess was
waiting for Ids question, though by no
word or look had love been spoken
between them. "When, dearest?" ho
asked. "I need a wife and Tommy
needs a mother, and in faithfulness
and service we have atoned."
In silent answer Tess put her band
Truly "Some Bed."
Invention of the Iron bed dutcs
back to Biblical times. The tlrst such
bed is mentioned in the third chapter
of the book of Deuteronomy.
"For only Og, king of Bashan, re
mained of the remnant of giants; be
hold, his bedstead was a bedstead of
Iron. . . . Nino cubits was tho
length thereof and four cubits the
breadth of It, ufter tho cubit of a,
In tho breezy vernacular of the day
this wns some bed, In ancient Egypt
the cubit represented tho length of a
mnn's forenrm from tho elbow to tho
tips of tho Angers. It varied between
twenty and twenty-one Inches, Tho
bodctend of good King Og, therefore,
was ubout.sevch feel wide and fifteen
AS TYPE OF MONOTHEISM
Melclilzcdok So Figures In Pages of
0;npture nc' rs Character
Molchi-tedek Is a vague chnrnck'r
o tuNlonaUy mentioned in the Scrip-tu-cs
whoxe name means "king f
rH,'ttousii"." The most tlpflult
r lerencfs to him tiicjlonto tlinf be vfi(4
kin of Salem, wild priest of Jehovah
in the time of Abraham, tmlt In life
royal with the prhwhy dignity, nnd
i becoming a welcome type for the
loiter on his name seems to hae
become more or le legendary, nnd
w.i iimkI In a figurative suise ns "a
priest forever after the order of
MHchlaedek," and he Is placed In the
suae category as the Messiah, lllin
ielf, apparently as a type of ancient
nuinothelMii. Still later he becomes
identified with Shem, the son of Noah,
and the ancestor of Abraham, and Is
the subject of un elaborate story In the
Egyptian book of Adam and Eve. In
this story he Is represented as having
been chosen of God "from all gen
erations of men," to stand by the body
of Adam after It had been brought
hack to Jerusalem. He Is supposed
to have remained with Adam's body
under the protection of an angej until
he encountered Abraham, lie 'is ono
of the four mentioned In Holy Writ
as "without father and without mother,
without descent, having neither begin
ning of days nor end of life, but lundc
like unto the son of God abiding for
ever." WOMAN AND HER SECRETS
Admitting That She Keeps Them We'll,
Writers Wonders If She Has
Any to Reveal.
Heaven knows there Is little novelty
about woman. Adam was the only man
to whom she wns something new. Uef
"elemental Inconsistencies" have lent
color to every page of the world's his
tory, and she has shown no disposition
to conceal them. "Woman does not Be
tray her secret," wrote Immanuel Kant,
ponderously, nnd with that truly Ger
man air of providing food for thought.
Just what lie expected her to betray,
Just what anybody expects her to be
tray, has never been made mnnlfest.
Tlie cat is the only ono of God's crea
tures that suggests reserve and per
haps secrecy. I have sometimes
thought that half-shut eyes and the Im
mobility of relaxed nerves may be re
sponsible lor the suggestion, and thnt
this self-contained little beast Is less
mysterious than It looks. Woman does
i ot even look mysterious, save In the
veiled East. In the West all her efforts
tend to revelation. Her secret Is as
easily kept as are the secrets of the
cat and of the Free Masons, and for
the same reason. The only thing she
does not tell Is how she Is going to
vote. This makes h'er Interesting to
the pnlPIclans, If not to the world at
large. The basic principles of party
polities have not taken firm hold of
her Intelligence. P.y-paths and side
Issues seduce her from the main
traveled roads over which the male
voter sturdily trudges.
' . 0,r.
The Convulslonnulres were a curious
group who flourished in Franco In tho
early part of the Eighteenth century.
They wero In the habit of meeting in
St. Mednrd's churchyard, in the
suburbs of Paris, la which was located
the tomb of Abbe Francois de Paris,
where countless miracles were al
leged to have been' performed. The
members of the sect threw themselves
Into the most violent contortions
rolled on the ground, Imitated birds
and unlnials and fishes, and when en
tirely exhausted fainted or went Into
At length Louis XV Issued an order
against them, ordering them to bo im
prisoned If found "carrying on" In this
fashion. Hut even with these strict
regulations ngalnst them It was diffi
cult to stamp out the fervor entirely
for a grent many years.
Word "Bum" Has Dignified History.
The word "hum," which Is consld
ered by nearly everyone ns a pure
Americanism of tho most vulgar sort,
bus In reality a very dignified history.
It wns first used In England more
than two centuries ago in the form of
"bummer." A bummer was a man who
peddled fish outside the regulnr mar
kets and these persons were, of course,
looked down upon and held In contempt
by the regular dealers. Tho word
finally gained a general significance
nnd came to mean any dishonest per
son or one of Irregular habits. It ap
pears In the English mnrket by-laws
of the Seventeenth century in the
form of "Hununaree."
The word appeared In the United
States during tho gold days In Cali
fornia nnd gradually mado Its way
The world condemns a woman with
great severity when she goes wrong.
Some few centuries Inter n group of
men played tho same cards in tho
Biuno way for tho life of tho world's
best man, and not ono of their names
is remembered. Jezebel enn never bo
forgotten. Sho wns a woman. Jnmcs
The preacher who Is sensational In
the sense of utilising methods or mat
ter the main object of which is to nt
tract may gain attention, but will rare
ly win a heart, nnd, after all, heart
culture, properly understood, which,
nccbrdlng to Pro'verbs, "determines
the Issues pf life," Is tho fundamental
and finest service of n church. Alex
ander Lyons, v '
PREVENTION IS BEST METHOD
Wise Old Persian Had Right Idea Con-
corning Dlosasa, Long Before
Birth of Christ.
Five hundred years before the birth
of Christ a wise old Persian father
advised his son, C,rnn the Great,
that tlie thins: to do i to have phy
sicians innent rtJ.MUw; In modem
j language, keep two Jui..ps aheuVl. So
the Idea thnt there should be all-tlmu
health officers to' prevent disease Is
' nn! (i fliliiiv I.. I. .1 I....!...! .... .. .... (..
".. .. iiiii.n n - i.i'im-n w.i uo un uv
More than twenty-five centuries ago,
a conversation like the following took
place between Cyrus nnd his father:
"I have heard and seen that those
stales which seek for good health
educate their physicians, and that
commanders take with them phy
sicians for the sake of the soldiers,"
said Cyrus. "I, too, therefore, as soon
as my present expeditions were In
trusted to me, gave my attention to
the subject and thought -that I had
with mo very competent physicians."
To which his father replied: "Hut
these physicians, my son, of which
thou speakest, are like menders of
torn garments, nnd thus, they cure
those who have fallen sick. Thy chief
nnxlety should bo to provide for
health, fo'r thou oughtest to take care
to prevent the nrmy from falling into
sickness at all."
HONOR GOES TO VERMONTER
Thaddeus Fairbanks of that State
Made First Weighing Machine
in the Year 1831.
The origin of weighing things dntes
bnck so far that the name of the in
ventor is unknown, observes tho
Brooklyn Eagle. When a man reached
the stage In civilization where ho
ceased to depend upon his own efforts
for his livelihood nnd began trading
with his fellows ho was confronted
with the need of weighing things in
order to determine the actual weight
of whatever he traded In.
Tho trade of the world developed by
leaps and bounds over hundreds of
years, but we did not have scales until
about 1831, when Thaddeus Fairbanks
of Vermont mndo nnd patented the
first one. Hefore that time weighing
of heavy loads wns done by a crude
method. When weighing a load of hay
the wagon with the liny was sus
pended on a huge steelyard, origlnnlly
fashioned during the days of ancient
Home. Fairbanks' first scale was In
its essential principles the snme as
are tho scales of today, and Its suc
cess quickly spread over the world.
Orders poured In from every direction,
for his scales wero not only more con
venient than the old method of hoist
ing the object to be weighed on n
steelyard but they wero also more ac
curate. With the steelyard, the actual
weight might be ascertained within
fifty pornds, whereas today, on scales
capable of weighing ."00,000 pounds,
(lie weight can be determined within
the smallest fraction of an ounce.
Antiquity of Anesthetics.
The nrtllleiul Induction of painless
ness by narcotic draughts was tra
ditionally known In ancient times,
writes Dr. Charles Hallance In the
London Lancet. The Chinese wero ac
quainted with general anesthesia thou
sands of years ago. It is related of
the surgeon Hoatho In the Third cen
tury A. D. that he performed ampu
tation, trephining and other major op
erations by Its aid.
Doctor Hrowne relates two eases- of
anesthesia taken from n Persian manu
script. Tho first story concerns Aris
totle and an Indian surgeon nnmed
Sarnnb. An earwig Jind entered the
pntlent's ear and attached Itself to tho
brain. Aristotle gave the patient a
drug so thnt he became unconscious
while Sarnab trephined the skull. This
was excellent treatment. It Is now
well known that living foreign bodies
may produce otitis and meningitis. In
the second case the operation was
Albania's Sacred Mountain.
In the very center of Albania towers
n great mountain, reaching a height of
more than two thousand feet and cov
ered with snow for tlve greater part of
tho year, which the Albanlnns cnll
A belief widely spread among the
Albanlnns hns it that Tomor holds In
Its Hanks the tomb of Jupiter al
though no one enn quite establish the
exact placo of the tomb and nt cer
taln times of the year Jupiter bran
dishes ids thunderbolts and makes tho
mountnln resound with his Impreca
tions. Tho oath, "Per Halm Tomor" (by
Father Tomor), Is customary among
Christians and Mussulmans alike; nnd
Halm Tomor, tho holy mountnln of the
Albanians, Is ns much honored In their
country ns was Olympus, dwelling
plnco of tho klngvof tho gods, among
the nnclcnt Greeks.
"I speak four languages," proudly
boasted tho doorman of a hotel In
Home to an American guest.
"Yes, four Italian, French, English
"But English nnd American nro the
snpipA' protested tho guest.
''Not nt all," replied tho man. "If
nn Englishman should conio up now
I should tnlk like this: 'O, I say,
what extraordinary shocking wenther
we're having 1 I dajro sny there'll bo
a bit of it ahead!' But when you
enmo up I was Just getting ready to
sny: 'For tho lovo o Mikol Some
day, nln't It? Guess this Is tho sec
ond .floor, nil right.'"
Apportionment of Delegates
The following is the apportionment
or delegates from qnch precinct for tho
DiMiiocratlc and Republican County
Conventions, tn bo fclectrd at the pri
miiiii-o, us Moportioncd by the Demo
etatlc and Republican Cent nil Com
milteis: Pri'cltiot lU'publicrtii Democrat.
Oui.lii Rock 12 p
Hejirfr Cn'k ... 4 , . 12
SHllwaldr .. 6 y, Tj., ?
Oik Creep ; j l',,-, lt,c (j
Ourflelit -, . . i .'. - .-, .x A ' . J
l'loasunt Hill .... - . ; 2
Elm Creek. .,;... ' .'l , ' . 2
I'otdiui to . '",' '2
Lino .'J ' ' II
Red Cloud Free.". G '"',. (5
Rutin JJ , ' -' o
Glenwnod II t 12
Walnut Creek. .. .'1 . . .'I
luavale I i;
Cathertou ;j j
Harmony . ;
Red Cloud 1st wd G '(
Red Cloud 2nd wd 11 11
Cowlcs fl a
Tho law provides that these dele
gates are to be elected at the primaries
nnd auy caudidtito seeking this ofllcc
can tile with tho county clerk. Thero
will also bo olected from cneb precinct,
at the primaries, one man and ono
womau ns a member of tho County
Central Committee. Juno 17th is the
last day that a candidate may tile for
Save the Woodpeckers.
Woodpeckers are Indispensable In
tho forest. Old "Mr. Peckerwood" Is
a tree doctor. Ho performs surgical
operations that save tho trees, says
tho American Forestry Magazine. When
the leopard moth was introduced Into
this country from Europe It seemed at
first us If it wero desthied to destroy
nil our trees, but as time went on wo
found thnt it killed no trees except in
and near the cities, where the ubiqui
tous English sparrow had largely
driven out other birds; In tho coun
try, whero native birds wero numerous,
the ravages of this moth soon were
checked. In city nfter city Its wood
boring larvae killed first tho smaller
branches, then the larger ones, and
flnnlly many trees died from Its at
tacks. Many ancient trees In historic
parks, like Boston common and tho
grounds of Harvard university In
Cambridge, have been cut down or
rooted out because of this and otlier
tree pests, but In the rural districts
the larvae of the leopard moth now
do little Injury, nnd In the woods they
are hard to find. Woodpeckers search
for them, dig into their holes, drag
them out and wax: fat upon such
N. 15. Vii oner spent Saturday in
Notice to Creditors
In tho County Court of Webster
In tho Matter of tlio Estate of Noah
E. Cling Deeoabod.
Creditors of Said E,tatu Will Take
Notice, that the time limited for pre
sonctitloii and tiling of claims against
said estntc is September 2nd, 1022, and
for tho payment of debts is November
5, 11)22, that I will sit at the county
court room in said county op the 2d
day of Juno 1922, to examine, hear and
allow all claims duly tiled which arc a
first or second lieu upon said estate
and on tlio 1th day of September 1022
to examine, hear, allow and adjust all
ulaims4iu(l objections of general cred
itors duly filed.
D-ited this 5th day of May 1022.
(Seal) A. D. RANNEY
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