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Bran Cookie Rccipo
From Chef of Note
Hubert Vn der Broeck
Hubert Van dcr Brooek, suncr-
rising pastry chof of the Hotel
Slatler, nt Buffalo, has (Uncovered
way to mnko brnn cookies, and
lo in ratiier proud of his achieve
ment The ingredients are one-half cup
brown sugar, one-half ,cup butter,
ne heaping teaspoon ground cinna
mon, one-half cup Sultana raisins,
one-half eup-chopped walnut meats,
two cups flour, ono level teaspoon
baking soda, one heaping teaspoon
lking powder, two and one-half
iaps of brnn, ono egg and one-half
Beat sugar and butter to a
r -cream ; add egg and beat well ; acid
water, mixed with baking soda and
Hour, Hifted with baking powder;
then add the other ingredients and
snix thoroughly. .Drop by teaspnon
iuls on greascu baking 'sheet and
lake in a moderate oven. Sujlleiunt
for thirty cookies.
lt-s IIUII .1 I'll, l' I' '. !
birds, minnlcd In- i,. 't.vi ii,,.
she stitrteil mil in i.ic Sue . .
biterc-dcil In iiiiMs ;dlc M-U'iin pi
pared bird fond In in it in niiilinii
herself while Art vyiis rl ill n liccknmu
Aluse, with nothing Milwtiinilnl. inn
s llniinciul standpoint. In Iiit lurin
palm. The hints were so fiiHcliniilii
that Miss I'npe decided in devote hci
self to feathered friends uml let Ar
drift on over the mountains. 10k
Abnormality In Mankind,
ftegnrdless of whether "genius Is to
mudnoss close allied," eccentricities tie-
doubt could he, round In all great' men
Hut If the truth wero known would
not soinnlhlng Just u trifle abnormal
ho discovered In everybody? Is It not
too much to expect that the drain
(mould always be well balanced under
the terrlllc strain to which modem
coudltioiiB of life subject It? What
n- dull plnce the worbl would he If
overybody ulwnys did tbo convcntlono.
thing I 10xclmrir
J Cosmic Dust.
ft bus been only lately discovered
that cosmic dust forms layers nl the
li'nttom of the deepest seas. Between
Honolulu and Tahiti, nt a depth of
20 fathoms over two miles nnd o
lHir a vast layer of this ninterlnl ex
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Tbe Martin of Safety
Is represented by the amount of
1 Insurance you carry.
Don't Hill yourself into h fancied
j Because Are has never touched you
' It .l..n,.l T.II iIm.i ... ,l..l
j ikuuvnu tiuiiun i lint nil 11 llllllllliu
J Tomorrow -no today, if yon have
time and ycyi better find time
conio to the oflieo and we'll wrlto
n policy on your house, furniture,
: ; stare or morohaudiso.
'' IjATbu may he too late-
JO. C. TEEL
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Dy MARTHA EATON
I by McCturv Nowiiiinper HyuJIcale.)
.lohn 'entworth was in confusion.
For three months n widow with two
cluirinlng daitglilers had occupied Hum
bler col luge, the grounds of which ad
joined his eftlntc. Conservative, Hear
ing middle age, Wentworth was mak
ing his maiden voyage upon the sen of
The daughters wero twins, hence his
confusion. , Kqunlly charming, they
made equal Jippeul (o his old-school
cbly.alrj;. One girl was so Identically
the embodiment of the other that
Wentwortli became puzzled ns to
which' he tdiould offer marriage.
At taut something happened which
promised to-ald him In his decision. In
the Into jwlllght, as he sauntered
through his orchard, ho saw a familiar
figure hurrying along the footpath
which led from Humbler cottage across
the meadow skirting the lower or
chard. It was one of the twins, curry
ing n bucket of "goodies" to lame Mrs.
Hrode. Thereafter Wentworth strolled
In the orchard every evening, and
every evening a familiar figure hurried
across the meadow with a laden bas
ket. Wentworth let his derision fall upon
this twin, thoughtful and unselfish, do
ing errands of mercy In' the dim of
twilight. She wns the girl for him; but
the question arose as lo which of the
two she was. Not such a simple mat
ter to learn ns It had llrst appeared to
On two evenings Wentwortli Inler
ceptod Mies Twin In the pathway. On
the first evening he said: "Oood eve
ning, Miss I.uclle," to which she re
plied: "(tooil evening, Mr. Wentworth."
On the second evening he fld r ''Oooil
evening. Mls LouNe," to .winch Ihe
young lady replied: "(inodov'&hife.Mr.
Was It MM I.uclle one evening and
Miss LouNe the next, or was It MM
Lticlle every evening, or Miss Louise
"She doein'l wish to be considered
more praiseworthy Hutu her sister."
On the day following the sixth eve
ning, Wentworth called on Mrs. Uroile.
"Blessed If I know whether she's Miss
Luclle or Miss Louise. I only know she
Is nn angel. I afckcd her once which
one who was, and she said: 'Oh, never
mind, Mother Brode, I'm Just Miss
Hnmbler,' so, you see, I can't tell you,
Mr. Wentwortli." .
On the seventh evening Wentworth
cnlled nt Humbler cottage nt about the
time when he thought Miss Twin would
be on ier mission. He was received
by Miss Luetic nnd her mother only.
So (he mutter was settled at last; in'
morrow he would seek the hand of Miss
Louise, the little klnd-henrted masquer
uder. But no. In n very few mo
ments Mlsa Louise appeared too, and
both girls vied lo give him u pleasant
John Wentworth was Mill In confu
sion. On the eighth evening Wentworth,
near desperation, again paced In his
orchard and iigaln saw the familiar fig
ure hklpplng across the meadow. The
girl glanced In his direction and then
went on so hastily that her sunbonnet
wns caught In a low-hanging bough.
Wentworth saw her disentangle a
strand of hair. After she hud been
some time gone Wentworth went to
tho offending bough and broke a twig
which was bound with hnlr.
He now held the solution of his
dllllcully securely In his hund. To
morrow's sunlight would tell the tale.
Miss Luclle's hnlr was brown and was
lighted with -gold by the sun; MM
Louise's hnlr wns brown also, but un
touched by gold.
Alas! morning brought frustration.
The sun shone bright, to be sure. It
lingered on the hulr-euglrdled twig In
Wentworth's hand; but the hnlr was
neither gold nor brown. It was red,
Wentworth worl.cd on a mental prob
lem during tliut morning, and Inter
went to Mrs. Hrnde's cottage. From
questioning her he wns able to arrive
nt a pretty dellnlle conclusion regard
ing thu owner of the red hntr. lie
learned that the widow wns In strait
encd circumstances, and that she kept
but one servant, a cook, who was tidy,
quiet and never wenl out.
On the ninth evening, .rather lale,
Wentworth walked back and forth by
Hnmbler cottage and saw through un
shuttered windows the widow, the
twins and a red-haired girl. By and
by be rang the widow's doorbell, The
twlnp greeted him effusively, while
their mother, In evident confusion, pre
sented him to her of the auburn hair,
"My daughter, Lois. She bus Just come
Wentwortli spent a wonderful eve
ning, eating delicious little cakes which
the twins MTved, and watching red
linjied Lois. Yes, he could readily see
lunv one of her uiim'IIIsIi mil lire might
easily jbe persuaded to stay 'in the
kitchen, and cook, so that the more at
tractive Msters might keep up uppeur
nnces nnd secure u wealthy husband.
Lois' jijcrry eyes were- on him and he
uto the lust cake.
"Mrs. Humbler, I huve loved one of
your (laughters for u long time." Went
worth's eye- glanced upon Luclle ivnd
Louise. Until joung ladles were ros
unit expectant, find more so when
"Now 1 am going lo take- my right
nnd kM her."
"V .ir i. Kid. my dear Mr. Went
worth?" breathed the widow.
"Yes, l'o eaten the last cake and I
muy klbS the cool,,"
And he did, on the red hair.
SIGHT THAT IS MARVELOUS
Tower of Vision of Sorio of the Small
est of Nature's Creatures Far
Bees, humming birds, and other hone;
bounds detect pollen dcpolts not 1
sense of smell or even by Instinct, but
by ti innrveloiisly perfected sense ol
hlght, which "imblcs them to differ
ent lute between color variation (nil
nllely too llnu for pcrecptlrtn by hu
man vision, according to Piof. Frank
K. I.utz and F. K, HIchtnieycr, who
rend papers on the pollination of flow
ers by Insects before the American
Academy of Science at Pittsburgh re
cently. In order to minimize the po-odhility
of hybrid plant development through
'the pollination of two unrelated plunt
species, nature has provided line grudu
tlons of color lmp"rceptible to the ha
muli eye, but readily discernible to In
sects, according to the new theory. Na
ture ulso bus developed In different
representatives of each species of bird
and Insect tin individual fondness fot
u given color gnulnllon. When a bee,
for example, .stalls out on his dully
routine ue visits only such flowers iih
nppcal to hN Individual color tastes.
In this iimmier he pollinates only such
flowers iS are Identical with each
other both as to species mid us to ex
act color grad:ill n.
Occasionally alter u family row, or
an tiuiiiiul election, sin Irresponsible
bee or bee-ess i,-ty run wild ninonc
nil sorts of ri.lnih and conditions of
plunts, iiicnb. phiylng hob with na
ture, and cii-nil ;: anything from a
sunflower villi imn.v petals to a
(louble-joiuii (I ; i rill. Such hybrid
creations, nn- c: i cd imitations, aml
frcqitciillv they are the basis for a j
new spet leu.
However, such things rarely happen,
lues heli g, on ti- whole, rnther me-i
thodlenl mid reliable Individuals. 1 1 1 1 1
there ihi'i unyihlig to be done about !
Insult to Injury.
Tin- Tr.-VX net In. In accordance .to
one of tin." InoNpllc.iMc rules which
Inexplicably govern n ! I lute commut
ers' trains, stopped Jim outside the
terminal, and several hundred return
ing suburbanite- sighed wearily, foi
they were hungr.v
Time passed uml the .":i:t made no
movement'. The sighs of hunger In
creased. Then, as though the malevolent rail
road uic-'i had planned It, along came
an Omiiha-boiiiiil train and stopped on
the next track. Thus It wns that hi
three couches the returning suburban
lies, crowded and Jammed Into their
straight-bucked seats or standing.,
were awarded- the view of travelers
who lounged comfortably in parlor
car and In elaborately appointed
smokers-. . . , ,'
In the fourth coach matters were
even worse opposite , it the (Uuing
ear bad pulled up. A julscruble qtiur-ler-hoiir
it wns when the hungry com
muters, already late for dinner, strove
to keep their eyes and thoughts from
the smooth, sleek goers west, who con
sunieil warm, fragrant dishes n few
feet n way. Chlcatrn Post.
Odd Foims of Rent.
A quaint survival from the early
Thirteenth ivniiir.v was witnessed at
the Law Cnris- In London, Hug., re
cently, when the city solicitor nnd the
secondary m-ide their annual attend
ance iiefore the king's rememhraucer
to render rent service on behalf of the
oily corporation for two properties at
one time held under the crown.
For the llrst of iIicm', described as
a piece of wasio In-d called the Moors,
In the county of Salop, hut long since
out nf the possession of the corpor
ation, ihe city solicitor cut one faggot
with a hatchet and another with a bill
hook, and for the second, a tenement
called the Forge. In the piti-lsli of St.
rieuieiit I lanes which was pulled
down by a mob In the reign of lltch
urd II, and never restored, llu' city so
licitor counted out six hoichocs and
The Woman win lo see some chil
dren who were hi the hospital In u
in or purl of the illy.
When she went in there was undue
excitement. "Say, ma'aiii, you came In
a taxi, didn't you?"
"No," the Woman said. "I didn't."
There was evident surprise nndSlls
appointment. "We saw a taxi outMde .linimle
did his bed's near the window and
when you come In then we snbl we
knew'd you'd come In It. There ain't
been anyone come In a taxi."
And the Woman decided the next
time she would drive up In a taxi If
there wns so much prestige iittnched.
New York Sun.
Air Service Over English Channel.
For Ihe first time In history, more
Hum 1,000 people have crossed the
Kngllsh channel by air In one week.
The total number of passengers uml
crew on the continental airplanes from
August t-l to i0 was 1,07(1. of whom
7!U were pujlng passengers, the re
iniilnier being crew. These people
wore carried In 'JMl machines, the
British ships carrying O'-'O passengers
In 17.1 machines against 7'-' foreign ma
chines which carried 1 1 1 passengers.
Mob Price for a Tiny Skin.
Russian sables are Hie best se'm for
many yea's, prices for the skin of n
sluglo member of this .-.mull species of
tho weasel trlbu varying from sum) to
"?"(, but Ihe com of a con! would bo
ilia .vio,i'''i upward. Nutria fun ob
tained from llio M:!ti r ihe coyptm nit,
a native ,' ;.i- -.1 i. .ie Argentine,
:;ro plenUfi i .i'iI.i- ,o p ,,,i,. t-u
tTlnnntn;s f vol.ui, oiia, etc,
By MARGARET A. SWEENEY
( by McCluro Nownpapor Hyiiillcatc.)
One night In lute December a snap
ping cold night In 1018 Mrs. I Inland
told this story thnt I am about to re
peat. I'hoehe Unbind, my husband's
aunt, was then about seventy, a sin
cerely pious woman who wns tempo
rarily making her home with us while
her two sons, both surgeons, were
overseas with tho Yankeo division.
My husband hnd Just finished rend
ing aloud a newspaper article about n
house in our neighborhood thut wns
supposed to be haunted. The urtlcle
gave the history of tho house nnd a
list of Its former owners, wluT had
found It advisable to sell the plnco
soon aTter moving In. The Inst ovvnc'r
had bought the place for almost
nothing, and after n .week's trial
he, too, movetrout, and told the world,
through the newspapers, that ho
would have the place torn down In the
"That ghost talk Is nil bosh," my
husbrnd declared. "A house gets a
name for being haunled, and then
everyone thnt moves Into It Is on the
lookout for spooks nnd nnd their
lmuglnntlon does the rest."
The newspaper fluttered, and we,
Mrs. Unbind and I, continued with our
knitting and wolfed to henr some
more news. Then Mrs. Ilaland looked
at me. over the top of her steel
rimmed spectacles and said:
"A good deal ol It Is both, no doubt,
but there nre, 1 am sure, troubled
souls that for one reason or another
return uml make themselves seen or
Mrs. I Inland put down her knitting,
and lu'r serious, kindly old eyes nar
rowed and she loo's a long look into
the face of Time before she spoke. '
"It will be "u curs next May May
10 since I was married," she begun,
"and we started housekeeping In u
little house that Is still standing In a
Miuill village a mile oi two beyond
Hurl ford. Conn. My nearest neighbor
was ii Mrs. Wright, nnd fdie called up-
n us almost as soon ns we were set
tled. "She was u tall, thin woman, and 1
leiiieniber well the huff-colored chnllle
dress with little blue tlowors In It that
she wore that day. She had her little
girl with her a sturdj child of six
or seven, her black hnlr braided In
two stiff braids: that hung down her
little square back.
"I was twenty then," she continued,
"and I think jthnt Mrs. Wright was
about thirty-eight she was Just forty
when she died, and we bad been neigh-,
hors for two years. ,n thnt time' i
had" lenrned to lovo Mr(s. Wright sV
vViifrllko n mother tojiio. She wns not
h well woman sotne heart affection
nnd her husband was. a drinking man.
She shielded him all she, coujd. She
was too proud to let the "neighbors
know that he hnd at times beaten her
and bis little daughter. -
"She was not long III a few days,
and I was In and out all the time, and
not once did she complain. Bessie, her
little girl, seldom left the Tiedsldc, but
that last day, when the child was out
of hearing, Mrs. Wright -said to mo,
'I I don't mind It nl all only for
Bessie my poor Bessie!' It wns hav
ing to leave Bessie that troubled her.
"When It was all over the husband
disappeared no ono knew where, so
I took Bessie home with me, nnd for n
week I tried hard to lessen the grief
In the childish heart. Then one eve
ning, ns I was about to send Bessie to
bed, her father came In swaggered
In without knocking growling nnd
wild-eyed. Bessie at my knee, repent
ing the Lord's prayer, burled her face
hi my lap and I, felt her little body
quiver. He wanted Bessie to come
right home he guessed he had 'a
right to his own daughter.'
"Well, ho took Bessie took her
screaming drugging her along. I
could not reason with him nnd my
husband hud gone on some business to
Hartford. My Instinct wns to follow
Bessie, but I was afraid of this mini,
and ns 1 stood there In the kitchen,
near the open door, prnylug thut my
hiisbniu! would come soon, Mrs.
Wright wnlked In. .
"I saw her as plain ns I see you
now. She wore her buff-colored dress
with the little blue flowers In It, and
she looked neither (o the right nor
left, Just passed mo ns If J ware a
piece of furniture, anil w'alkpd strtilght
Into my bedroom.
"Something the mystery, the awe
of It overwhelmed me and brought
me to my knees, nnd then suddenly I
arose and ran out of the house nnd up
the road toward that man Wright's,
"When nearlng the bouse 1 could
hear Bessie still crying, and I went
In I went In as brave as a lioness
defending her cub. uml I faced him
and I shouted at him thnt my husband
nnd all the men In town were mixing
tar and getting fenlhers, nnd that If
he wanted to save himself bo hnd bet
ter clear out.
"I think It must huve sobered him,
for he ran so fast, and till this dit.v
I don't know uimt made me tell him
such n n terrible He It Just popped
Into my head,
"I took Bessie home ngnln with me,
mil I wtss s ;rc- :.ui heyond the
shadow of a doubt that the troubled
soul of Mrs. Wright bad found pence.!'
The record o,1 hnving prosecuted
more murdcieiM than uny other man
living belmiif n Sir llnrrj Poland
London's ol'le i Imri Inter, vho lo now
In his nl' et tb tu ,v..n', aid bus been
produced li. thu li.-i twuMj'sIx .vears
SHOWS SUPREMACY OF MAN
Single Dlast of Dynamite Has Power
to Destroy What Nature Took
Centuries to Build.
The next time you puss one of tho
.'xcavutlons thut nre being made In
thu solid rock here, there and every-1
where In New York these days fori
foundations of new buildings, stop, I
look and wonder, says the New York
Sun. Kvery foot of rock that Is de
stroyed by these workers with pick i
and steam shovel, drill nnd dynamite, I
nature spent u hundred years to muke.
For stratified rock forms ut the
into of about one foot In n century. So I
it follows that If you see nn excava
tion through stratified rock ;il) feet
deep tills means that within u few
weeks' time .'1,000 years of nature's
'labor has been -destroyed through the'
brain nnd brawn of mnn. - '
This Is one thing to wonder over
when looking ut such nn excavation.
But It Is not nil.
When this rock wns being formed
man had not appeared on the earth.
Yet the earth In those dim ages of
the past teemed with living creatures.
Creatures that, through the passing of
untold millions of years, developed
from weuk Invertebrates Into huge,
weird monsters unlike anything known
today. They ruled the earth, the air
and the water. And part of their do
minion was this region of New York
where man's dominion Is now su
preme. Some of these dentures us ihey
walked over this region, stepped Into
shallow water nnd left the Imprint of
I heir footstep- In the mud, which, us
If burdened Into rock preserved the Im
print, a perfect outline on the sur
face nf the stone. Others, sinking to
the bottom of deeper water thut wns
I hen where Is now dry land, were
hurled In the mud. As this mud turned
In lock, their bones fossilised Into the
water from the 'and and Ihe streams,
settled to the bottom and, In Its turn,
was Imi'deneil Into tone. And so,
layer -ii layer, ihe rock was formed,
miles in deplh. A't Ir rot-mod It lm-piis-uiied
and turned to fossils the
bones of ninny it bizarre creature thut
no man ever saw, but whose likeness
uml history muy be found hi these
lecords of si one.
A bins! of dynamite! The rock
falls shuttered. Men lift the pieces
Into contulners. The great cranes, ns
by miigic, lift the containers nnd dump
the cimtenls Into the wngons waiting
above. Who cures If the work of 110
centuries Is destroyed? Soon this
great hole will he the basement of
a skyscraper. U will be filled, nil
day and every day with men currying
on their busy hustling activities with
no thought of the strange.anlmuls that
mndn this very spot their home mil
lions of years gone by. ti
; 'hi (
With the commerchil advent of pult
verfcuil coal many engineers who
mnde preliminary tests .with the sub
stance drew conclusions that t would
never become an Important fuctqr In
power development. At that time, the
remarkable ability of the Internal
combustion engine became known nnd
coul-powcr engines, ns a whole, were
given but a short period of life. In
vestigations have proved, however,
that conl as a power factor will live
for many years to come, ut least In
this country, ns the United States con
tulns more than half the available
coal deposits of the world.
Pulverized coal has one decided ad
vantageIt burns almost smokelessly.
Injecting the pulverized material Into
the. furnace Is accomplished by much
simpler menus ulso than with lump
coal. Boiler repairs are less frequent
In factories using pulverized coal than
In those employing lump conl.
Advertising bus become such a mon
umental feature of newspapers today,
that It Is souuswiint refreshing to see
how tiUHiphlstlcutcd appear the ad
vertising at tempts of a couple of cen
turies ago. The following Is taken
from a copy of the American Weekly
Mercury, dated November 'JO, 17:
"Whereas, Mtithow Btirne of Ches
ter county served John Cnnim two
years (thut N, to or 1- months), at
slocking weaving and other work, dur
ing which time John Cumin's stock
ings bore many reflections, and now
the said Mathew Burno goes about
selling stockings In John Cumin's
name, ns tho they were his make,
which Is false and not true."
It Is sincerely to be hoped that
"said Mathew Burne" felt thnl he got
his money's worth from the Insertion
of this notice.
Interesting Is the origin of the word
"plantigrade," frequently used In the
science of zoning v. Its classic origin
Is the l.alln "pluiitu," the sole of the
foot, and "gradus," meaning u step.
The species homo, with the excep
tion of the man with ti broken Instep,
' t not, however, properly speaking, a
plantigrade, because he does not walk
on the entire, or nearly the entire, sole
of his fool.
TIip high Instep saves men from be
ing designated us plantigrade, Chi
The general manager entered the
president's olllce, mysteriously.
"Thnt new assistant to the superin
tendent," he said, "reports every morn
ing on time, works hard all day, never
flirts with the stenographer, attends
strictly to busbies and Is tbo .lust
to leave at night."
The president turned whlto and
"It Is as I expected 1" he exclaimed.
"A detective." New York World.
I KWA81ND I
, i ;
j By RUDY H. MARTYN :
( by Mcl'luro Neuupmiur Synllca(e.)
Hoscmiiry flushed nnd stnmmered
over the contents of the purcel which
hnd come by mull; the stout little box
nnd tissue paper wrappings had en
folded a shining new, nickeled key.
Lest anyone should nsk silly questions
nhout It, she dropped the key Into her
pocket ami tho papers on u blazing
stick In the kitchen range. And situ
wns nngry all over ngnln with Hen
"What mi old stlck-ln-thc-mud," she
scorned. "I suppose he's up to somo
stunt with this key nnd thinks he's
being funny I Well, what ho gets Is a
Illness nnd n lean purse hnd driven
Hoscmury to vncatlon nt her uncle's
farm on the Hockdnlo road. At the
end of a previous summering there
she had vowed never ngnln to set ,
foot In the remote vicinity of Hen
Baker, whose folks owned n farm out
Hnld Putc mountalnvvny, nnd with
whom she had found cause for quarrel
nfter u true-swcetheartlng season.
Now time nnd physical wenkness
nnd hunger for the rent outdoors bad
modified Hosemnry's former decision
to deny herself the hospitality of her
uncle's home. By cross cuts it wns
fully two miles from here to the
Baker place nnd more than twice that
distance over the tortuous, sldehlll
As her strength returned Hosemnry
roamed further uml further from the
farmhouse. When the chance Item In
a local paper informed her thnt Ben ,
Baker was away on business, she de- ,
tennlneil to venture n day In the
woods beyond the pasture.
As Hosemnry went along the wood ,
path that- sunny morning she found
the woods amazingly trnnM'orineil. The .
trees mound the furmhousc hnd been
so well trimmed that she bad not cor-
rectly e.stlninted what damage the
sleet ami Ice storm of the previous
winter hud wrought. Kvon here In the
woods verdure coveied Its row naked
ness, and the fresh sap color of the
broken limbs bud weathered.
But every tree guvo its own mute
slgnul of devastation. Hosemnry
roamed on nnd on, marvelling nt the
ruins. She remembered what Hen
used to tell her nhout the winter
storms uml knew thut n glunt umong
them must hnvc been this- way. , Ho)
Ami whenever UivoukIi the forest
KukciI and roared the wintry tempest.
Ami the branches, tossed and troubled,
Creaked and groaned and split asunder.
"ICvvnslndl" cried they, "that is Kwastnd!
He Is feathering In his 11 re wood I"
And for n fancy she bad remem
'tiered her "Hlnwath'a" and called hlnj '
"Kwaslnd." "For his strength allied
-Curiosity drew Hosemnry on tovvnrd
the oak knoll where thpy, had often
kept tryst together. And when the
path opened abend she stopped In
amazement. The oaks hnd been sawed
off, chopplng-block high ; only one hnd
been trimmed and left to cast its
shade on the red roof of n bonrded
cabin. The foundation was of native
stones and a trail of stepping stones
wound from her feet to the beautifully
grained oak door. It was the material
ization of what Ben and she bail
imnglned for 'themselves right here.
For the first (line some special sig
nificance of the key In her pocket
dawned upon Hosemnry. Did it fit
this door? She skipped along the step
ping stones and turned It In the lock.
- A staunch work bench occupied one
end of the Interior, and a half-finished
piece of furniture stood beside it. The
other end hud u wide stone henrth,
flnnked by settles of the snme beauti
fully grained plunk that hnd fashioned
the door. Wrought Iron dogs, piled
with kindling, stood below the yuvvn
Ing mouth of the chimney.
And because, In the midst of her
spirit of mischief, Hosemnry felt u
sweet possession of the plnce, she
touched n lighted match to the
kindling nnd watched It burn. And
the corner .of the settle where she
curled herself wns so comfortnblo
that she hadn't moved when ashes be
gun to gray over the smoldering em
bers. A quick step on tho threshold
startled her to her feet.
'"I saw the smoke, Hosema.ry, nnd
'twns to me the sign thnt you'd qomel
You enn't guess how I'vo wnt,ched for
smoke from thnt chimney. Sure nnd
certain, I built the cabin for you nnd
me I Sure and certain, ,I'm .nn ,ohl
stlck-ln-thc-mud that doesn't-iwdnt 'any
girl but you 1" said Ben Buker., ,
Rosemary gripped the settle bnck.
How splendid he was I And full of
purpose I He must never know how
silly she had been I
"I was Just thinking this plnce was
ready for the touches of a1 woman's
hand," she admitted.
"Your linnd," corrected Ben Baker,
specializing her generality.
"My hund, then, KwnsInUI" ngreed
Hosemnry, . .
"Don't ever let mo fly off the handle
ngnln, denr." ho said, contritely.- "Keep
mo Kwuslnd, mid vvrlto It large when
I get heady:
Straight between is lies tho pathway,
Never kiowh the m.wj upon tt;
HhiKhif,' lilrila, thut utter fnlHohoodu,
Find no cutter ear to llston,
Cannot breed Ill-will between imi
For vvo keen each othor's caunnel,
Spcnk With nuliod hearts togother."
"When vvo lone ono portion of Hit
body others become more active."
"Well, Ii 1 thought it would help my
brains tiny I might chop off u log."
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