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----___. , _ , THE SAGUACHE CRESCENT , , ' '" ,,,, ' ,, uak00ng Now 00ftlll00W Modern Science l-UUl.II 1\\;1 Nellie sweetheart, she school trustee. CHAPTER X Arrived at Doris' home, Elmer so- ly announced his intention of de- .*c g for Pilarcitos next day, but b:J Znlsed to look in again on his way rl, and say goodby. The result ,n that when he did "look In" he c :! lid Doris alone She was curled lg  on a divan, sobbing audibly, when ] iBner walked up on the porcll of tile [e$| ) galew, glanced in through the  en door and saw her. eJ With tile license of an old friend he | tered unannounced, sat down beside {l| , and tenderly inquired what the IlJ ::?er might be. k;| :! Oh, Elmer darling, I can't bear It ll| '! cau't--I can' l" the glri sobbed. ]  "/'/1 be so lonely !t I [ 8he seized his hand, covered her t .l"stained: face with it--and kissed ;00.:ory humbly and benignantly An :7I itan t later she was in Elmer's arms ,, tad he was kissing her tears away murmurlng words of endearment. k,. ently her soft cheek was against t  and she was. according to her 1 statement, the happiest glrl in the :| )Orld lCt'-I',Many a man has been captured less vl|uroltly but nevertheless as securely. a,|::::....mer had three hundred miles of mo- :ef[ rlng before him that day, so he did ! et linger long over his leave-taking ,t'[ lst long enough to swear undying Uf::lve and promise fervently to write u meet agaln--soon! orthy of remark that thirty miles up !: the road Elmer Clarke quivered, 51 tlghed dismally and murmured very ! :tllStlnctly: "Oh, Lord wlat an ass I IW:! What a Jam I'm in! What am It,ll 1 going to do?" ,, __'-|:: bout the same time Doris, perched :'-| ;:'alClrad tel in Cimrley's thln knees, was ..t| g him the inside story of her | :'uquest. Colorado Charley stroked her fair  .Mlould be touched for a thousand. ; Elmer l; Clarke suffered every fo't of l the Journey back to Pllarcitos. Nt :that he reproached himself with hay. [ll;I ;|llg made a mlstake: but he faced aa pleasant Issue and there was no t! l)osslble chance of avolding it if hs ..f|  Prposed living with himself the re- :ainder of his life. Rather than face lellie and tell her that the love he formerly vowed to her had all n a mistake, he would cheerfully Iave submitted to the bastinado: Nevertheless it had to be done, even ::though his sense of chivalry and :dcency revolted at the prospect. He i tOok Nellie out to Joe Angellotti's i lrately to be his did cheerful self. i )i toad house for dinner and tried des- ::owever, no man has ever succeeded la deceiving a highly Intelligent Wom- |  who loves him, and from the mo- :ent she had got into the car Nellie !| as aware that whatever It was-that | troubled him he was not going to kcep ! |t to himself forever. All he required  :l'as a decent opportunity to discharge | Ida cargo of grief, so on the way home rl decided to be klnd to hlm. $'1 Elmer," she said suddenly, "you're  llahappy. Am I the cause of your un- |i :appinsV' " I=Ie nodded, afrald to trust himself i]'(: to speak. : " "Well, we're not engaged, Elmer speak freely. Is there another "Unhappily there IS, Nellie." *'Unhappily for whom?" UFor both of us," he finally ground "Speak for yourself, Elmer," she "Are you very unhappy bout It?" "Qulte. Why ?" :" "You ought to know," he com- Plained. "I am not a mind reader, Elmer. :hat's why I ask questions. Now that o have decided on a new sweet- leart, are you dissatisfied with your lection ?" NNo-o!" He was ready to weep. --tltlacerates me, Nellie, but I-- | had to tell you. A fellow's got to clean wlth a girt llke youno te play a double gante. I--I've a mistake. Took you out to- to tell you--thanks for helping Wlth the dirty Job---" "Please do not mention It, Elmer It's my fault entirely. Nobod ttm I the rlsk I was @ By Peter Kyne " "Don't know athing about it, El- byPeter w. KytL mer," old Anse protested humbly. :WldService L taklng--and I'm much too wise to think a mere man can be a paragon. You were quite within your rights In following the dictates of your wander- Ing fancy. I thought you might want to some time, so I decided to give you a free hand and let It happen now. I entertain no resentment, Elmer, and there Isn't the slightest necessity for you and me discontinuing our lovely friendship. I am of the opinion that you do not know any more about wom- en than a gopher does about astron- omy and I am perfectly willing that you should have a wide experience before I take on the Job of educating you. To date you're the finest man I have ever met and I'm not going to ruin my happiness by letting you es- cape. I'll get you yet, Elmer. Mean- while, enjoy yourself." "And you're not angry with me, Nellie?" *'Not the least little bit." "You're positively wonderful!" "You're positively childish. But then most men are---where women are concerned. Dear old booby!" she murmured. "I understand you so -ell An instant Later She Was in Elmsrs Arms. that explanations aren't necessary. Cheer up, Elmer, and be happy. By the way, the town ts agog with ex- citement over your threat to run for mayor. Did you mean It?" "Surest thing you know, Nellie." "Great news! WeIl, here we are at home. Good night, Elmer. God's in his Heaven and ali's right with the world." She gave hlm her hand at parting. "Whatever you do, Elmer use your head and not your heart. Be sure you're right, then go ahead." "I want to kiss you," he half growled. "You are a pldlanderer, aren't you? Well, what's a kls more or less be- tween friends--and ex-sweethearts? There !" She was gone. Ehher sat at the wheel of his expensive imported auta- mobile and watched the little white figure disappear within the Tully home without one backward glance. "Well, that's over," he told himself, "and I don't know whether I'm happy or broken-hearted. Nellie's so prac- tical and conservative she's hard to nnderstand, but I'll say this of her: he's something that mighty few worn. an are--and that's a true blue sport!" He went home and didn't sleep .a wlnk. For two weeks Elmer fougltt the deadly life of the Idle rich around Pliarcltos. And each day of that aw- fill two weeks he wrote to Doris Gate- wood. As her accepted suitor he felt it incumbent upon him to put a note of tenderness In his lengthy epistles, but for the life of him he could not make that note ring true. Doris. how- ever, appeared to suffer from no such inhibition. Hers were sufficiently sen- timenta[ to snit the moat exacting male. Also, she was quick to note the restraint in Elmer's correspondence and chided him wlth it. She bade him assure her that he loved her--- and only her. Thus cornered, Elmer gave the assurance demanded--ln writ- ing. Later, upon request, he sent hls photograph, on which appeared these words: "To Doris, from her devoted Elmer." Then suddenly, like n swooping fal- con, came a heartbreaking letter. Poor dear Harvey had invested all of his little principal in an enterprise which had failed. The shock of this terrible loss had sickened him, and at the moment he was, according to no less titan two doctors, developing an ab- scess In his right lung, due .to the gassing he had received in France. Her own income, earned as a cor- respondent for the American Weekly, was Insufficient to support them even in the bumble style to which they haft been accustomed, and she faced the terrible necessity of seeing Harvey bundled off to a public hospital. If Elmer could send her a thousand dol- lars to tide them over, et cetera. "I knew it," Elmer soliloquized. "I smelled that touch coming, only I thought It would come from Harvey. Well, one thing is certalnthey need that thousand dollars badly, or Doris would never have asked me for it." Still wrapped in the fogs of misun- derstanding and still in incomplete possession of his senses, Elmer sent her a check on the Pilarcitos Com- merclal Trust & Savings. bank for the sum in question. Two days later the check was returned through a Los Angeles bank for payment. Now, it so happened that Alice Goodfellow had had an attack of the megrims that day and in consequence Nellie Cathcart bad to take over Miss Goodfellow's task of posting the cus- tomer's ledger. Naturally, as she sorted the checks at the close of the day's business preparatory to charg- ing them up, she came across Elmer B. Clarke's check for the sum of one :housand dollars, in favor of Doris Gatewood. It had been Indorsed by Doris Gatewood and bore, in addition, the indorsement of Harvey Gatewood and the Los Angeles bank. Pasted to the check was a small red label bear- ing the words "Please wire if uncol- leetable." Evld'eutly the Los Angeles bank had taken the check,for collee. tion only. "Fast work, Doris darling," Nellie murmured. From a stack of printed tags she selected One and checked off In red Ink from a long list of standard excuses for failure to honor a check the excuse which she knew would start a riot between Elmer and the payee without involving her, to wit: "Signature of indorser irregular." And that was absolutely true, since Nellie knew the names in both cases were fictitious. With a little smile of .malice she Inclosed the rejected check in an envelope and shot it back to the Los Angeles bank. "And now," she murmured to the adding machine, "we shall see that which we shall see. This new love of Elmer's will wire hin for an explana- tion and he will come over to the bank with blood in his lovelorn eyes and demand an explanation of Anse Moody. Old Arise will call me in and scold me for being stupid and I'll have to hand Elmer Jolt number One. After that the other Jolts will follow in rapid succession. Alas, poor Elmer !" Events fell out even as Nellie had foretold. A devil with a whip of fire drove Elmer Clarke to the bank early the next afternoon. His check had been questioned, the love of his life had called him hysterically on the telephone and he had to do or die. Only, as he was figuratively dying, he cursed Mmself for his stupidity in sending Doris his own check. Why in the name of common sense had he not purchased a cashier's draft in his own name and indorsed it to Doris? Well, there was nothing to dn now save go through with the awful opera- tion, so with a flashing eye that be. lied his trembling soul he stalked into old Anse Moody's lair and In a thundering voice demanded of that as- tounded individual what the devil he meant by refusing payment on one of his checks. Welcomed End of Edict Against Highland Dress the unmanly dress of the Lowlander. This is declaring to every man, young arid old, gentles and commons, that they may after this put on and.wear the trews, the little kilt, the doublet, the small plaid, along with the tartan kilt, without fear of the law of the land or the Jealousy of enemies., A Highland exhibition, illustrative of olden times and life in the High- lands, held in Inverness, Scotland, at- tracted many hundreds, of visitors. There was among the many "relics" of the '45 a rare copy of a Gaelic proc- lamation permitting the use of the Highland dress after it was banned. The proclamation was sent by Rev. R. L. Rltchie, Creich, Sutherland, and the Gaelic spelling is in parts phonetic. The English translation Is as follows: "Listen, men l This Is bringing be- fore all the sons of the Gaol that the ldng and parliament of Britain have for ever abolished the act against the Highland dress that came down to the clans from the beginning of the world to the year 1746. This must bring great Joy to every Highland heart. You are no longer bound to Hawthorno's Mmterp|eco Opinions differ as to which of Haw- thorn's books Is his best, but some authorities say that in "The Scarlet Letter" Hawthorne reached the full- ne 0 f his powex. .... Bob ,White Tile name for the bob white is de- rived from the sound of its note, of which the last part is accented, and probably dates from the early settle- ment of this country. It is given to various species of the American quail, which differ among themselves and are known by such names as partridge, quail, etc., In different sections of the country. Stork's Poor Judgment Speaking of teamwork we've noticed that it's usually the case when a fam- ily Is fighting to keep the wolf from the door that the stork takes the op- portunity to slip down the chimney. Ohio Sttte Journal "Alice Goodfellow tends to all that, she was sick yesterday an' Nellie Cathcart posted up the customers' ledger. I reckon Nellie knows why she done it. Step over to her cage an' ask her, boy." Nellie looked up from her work as Elmer's face appeared at her window. "Yes, I did it, Elmer," she con- fessed. "I thought perhaps you had acted hastily in the matter and I wanted to give you some time to think it over. I hoped you might change your mind before the check should be paid, and tell us to stop payment.  "I know what I am about," he re- plied quietly. "May I suggest that hereafter yon mind your own business and leave to me the minding of my own? Those signatures were perfectly regular and you know it. I want you to re that Los Angeles bank to send the check back to this bank for pay- ment. Wly, Nellie, you must be loony to do such a thlng'." "Sorry I missed that one," Nellie replied complacently, "but watch me line out the next ball that passes over the plate. Run along now. I assure you I have no desire to laugh in your face--you big boob !" His face turned white with fury. Disdaining furtlfer argument he left the bank abruptly, while Nellie wired the Los Angeles bank to retgrn the check for further examination of the signatures of the indorsers. That night, when hls colored re- tainer, Jasper, summoned Elmer to dinner, the latter'found a fat, plain envelope beside hls plate. It bore a Los Angeles postmark. Atter reading its contents Elmer's appetite failed him completely. He sat motionless, staring wildly into space. Presently Elmer's fox terrier, BenJy, becoming alarmed at his master's rigidity and silence, came to the tat- ter's chair and uttered a short, friend- ly little bark. Elmer paid no atten- tion to him, so Benjy favored hls mas- ter with a little bite on the shin-- whereupon Elmer Rutterworth Clarks rose in his agony and with a well directed kick skidded the surprised BenJy fifteen feet across the room. The first thing Nellie Cathcart saw, as the curtain went up before her window at ten o'clock next morning, was Elmer Butterworth Clarke. He said very distinctly: "Stop payment on that Gatewood check, please." Nellie nodded and Elmer strode out of the bank, nor did he utter another syllable. Nellie did not blame hlm In the least, for there are moments when silence Is golden! * * * * $ U @ It was not an easy task to frighten Elmer Clarke. Experts had tried that and failed. "Nellie Cathcart, however, had succeeded nt only in frightening Elmer but also in stampeding him--a fact of which she was fully aware when, upon returning from her lunch- eon, she was informed by Mr. Critten. den, the cashier, that Elmer must be planning to take a Journey, since he had Just purchased two thousand dollars' worth of travelers' checks. Nellie left the bank and walked swiftly up Main street to the public telephone office and sought a booth. "Nellie speaking, Elmer. Are you going away?" "Yes, I am." Elmer's voice watt lugubrious. "When ?" ' *'Five minutes from now. I'm motor- ing to San Francisco and will take the Overland Limited from there." "Whither away, Elmer?" "To Muscatine, Iowa, to look after my Interests." "And you were going away without a word of farewell to me?" "Yes, I was"--eavagely. "I had an idea I didn't deserve such treatment, Elmer." "You don't. You're an angel.  El- mer's voice had a slight catch ia it now. "Well, you could drop over to the bank for a minute to say goodby, couldn't you? I'll not pick on you." "I know it, Nellie. That's 3ust the trouble. I require a lot of pick- ing on. I'm the wild ass of the uni- verse." "Well, Elmer darling, I'm afraid I'm not well up on natural history, but isn't it a characteristic of the wild ass to run away when frightened?" Elmer instantly lled to her for the first time. "Oh, I'm not frightened, Nellie! What have I got to be fright- ened about?" "You act as if you 're afraid of me." '*Not afrald of you, NellIe---Jnst a little ashamed to face you, that's alL I'm going away to---well, I think I ought to go away for a while, for the good of my soul." "Why don't you go to Los Angeles again ?" "Nellie ! " Please, please !" "Silly old dear, I am picking on Yell after all. I'm sorry, rll not do it; again. Tell me, Elmer. have I ruined , your romance?" "Nellie, why did you hold up tha check the first time?'" "A woman's instinct. I thought if I gave you time to reconsider, you might change your mind. And wasn't I right, Elmer dear? You did change your mind, didn't you? As_soon as 'ou had time to think things over yon stopped payment on the cheek." "That's right," he agreed lifelessly. "Are you sorry now that you |toppe@ )ayment ?" ", I'm not !" Savage agsl Curing in Windrow Saves Labor Required for ' Cocking. Even In haying, the world keeps moving and one might as well keep with it, is the opinion of H. B. Hart- wig of the New York State College of Agriculture, who says that there Is no need for the present-day farmer to make hay the way his grandfather did. Many successful farmers have found that to cure hay in the wind- row saves hm 10 to 40 per cent of the labor required by cocking: This saving makes it possible to get more hay in betweeu rains. Swath-curing clover or alfalfa sacrifices too many leaves and bleaches the hay too much. Method of Hay Making. Professor IIartwig recommends the following method of hay-making. Cuc only after the dew or rain is off. Hay dries more quickly while standing, and molds that make hay dusty do not get started. Allow the hay to wilt In the swath but do not allow wilting to con- timm until "raking will knock off the leaves. One-half hour to two hours of bright sunshine should be plenty. Next put it In a loose windrow with a side-delivery rake. The better side- delivery rake is the left-hand type, because when driven (after the first round) in the same direction in which the mower goes, the largest number of stems are turned out and the most leaves turned in where they will not dry too rapidly and shatter off. Re- member that the leaves carry about 60 per cent of the protein. The right- hand rake may be used if the hay is cut in lands. Begin at the middle with the right-hand rake and work in a dlrectlon opposite to the course of the mower. Give Half.Turn. When the hay in the upper portion of the windrow is cured, give the windrow a half-turn with the outer end of the side delivery rake, so as to bring up for curing that portion which was near the ground. In case of rains repeat this procedure as often as Is necessary. Avoid the ted- der to save leaves. The hay loader may be used to take the hay up when it Is well cured. Be sure that the hay carries no moisture in the form of rain or dew. Such moisture may cause spontaneous combustion. Small Pigs Susceptible to Worm Infestation Roundworms live in the small intes- tines of infested pigs. The females produce millions of minute eggs, which are scattered over the ground with the manure. These eggs are swallowed by young pigs, and the small worms hatch out in the intestines; they then pass to the liver through blood vessels, then to the heart and from there to the lungs, where they become much larger. After a time they work their way up to the throat and then are swallowed and pass down to the small intestine. This curious Journey re- quires about ten days, and after that the worms grow to maturity in the in- testine, in about two months. Small pigs are much more susceptible to in- festation with worms than are older ones, and require special protection for about four, months. Sanitary meas- ures are necessary to keep out infesta- tion of roundworms. Apple Tree Borer Does Much Harm in Orchards It is rare, indeed, that a young or- hard comes into bearing without con- siderable loss of trees due to the ap- ple tree borer, unless the orchard is regularly and carefully inspected to locate the borers and to make possi- ble this destruction. Presence of borers Is usually Indi- cated by a bit of frass about the base of the tree on the ground. Inspection every month or two through the growing season will be advisable. If you should find any bor* era In the orchard it may be necessary to cut along the burrow a considerable distance before the borer Is found, but such injury will do less damare than the borer will If allowed to continue hls work. Avoid Egg Eating Vice by Keeping Birds Busy Egg eating Is a vice which seldom develops among birds that are kept occupied and have proper feed and range. Often when the birds are con- fined owing to bad weather, they may become inactive and the trouble starts. The remedy Is to get the birds on range if possible. Supply ample oyster she/1 and bone, deepen the lit- ter and darken the nests. See that the rations are correct. Gather the eggs frequently for a few days. Some recommend the feeding of milk for a few days. Anything that will get tim birds' attention on other matters will help renedy the situation. Place for Calf It seems to be taken for granted that calves a couple of months old and up can graze a good part of their living if on good pasture. This'is a mistake. A calf is not equipped to graze its living until eight or nine months. It is all right to run the calves in a shady orchard but they will grow faster if fed skim milk and grain n proper quantities and have good hay as well. Perhaps the ideal plan is to have the calves in the stable during the heat of the day, .T5 VITAMINS REDUCE LOSS OF CHICK3 Lack Of These Essentials Cause of Many Evils. It is necessary for the growing chick to hava included in the ration sub- stances which contain vitamins A, and D, says O. N. Massengale, poule try nutrition specialist at, the New err- soy agricultural experiment station. The lack of either of tlmse essential factors, he asserts, wiU give rise to stunted growth, a greater susceptibil- ity to dtsease and a higher mortality. The absence of vitamin A causes nutritional disturbance called "oph- thalmia," the absence of B cause polyp neuritis and the absence of D canse leg weakness. The best source of A and B In the ra lion is whole ]ellow corn meal. It is advisable to nse the meal from the whole grain because In the degermed corn meal a greater part of tim vita- mins have been lost with the removal of the germ. Cod liver oil is also an excellent source of A, whereas wheat bran is an excellent source of B. Two well-known sources of the D vi- tamin are cod liver oil and sunllght. Since the sunlight Is not always avail- able in sufficient amount, especially to "birds In confinement, it is advisa- ble to add 1 per cent of cod liver ell to the mash. Althongh a chick ratio may be complete as far as proteln and minerals are concerned, unless ample amounts of these important vitamins are present, the poultryman will be un- successful in raising the chicks to maturity. Turkeys in Confinement Is Modern Development Modern developments in marketing turkeys through pools and co-opera- tive associations In the West are be- ginning to be felt fn the eastern states. Working along similar principles of quality standardization oeu turkeys as have the Pacific coast egg producers, It begins to look llke the western grow- ers will teach the eastern growers a lesson, "Just as the western egg folks showed the eastern egg producers how to market white eggs in New York. Quality and standardized marketing must be preceded by quallty and stand- ardized production. Right now it seems that the raising of turkeys in confinement is to follow close on the heels of raising chickens in confinement. The Pennsylvania ex- periment station hts demonstrated the confinement raising of turkeys in a manner that exceeded all expectations. Some groOVers in Maryland are alsa raising turkeys In close confinement wlth marked success. Economical Egg Ration for Summer Production Sixty per cent of the cost of egg production is usually feed cost, H. H. Alp, University of Illinois,-told farm- ers at Urbana recently. It Is to the advantage of every poul- tryman to use good rations but as cheap ones as possible while egg must sell for 20 eents a dozen, or lem. , An economical ration at present grain prices can be made by using 196 pounds yellow corn, 100 pounds of ground wheat, 100 pounds ground oat 100 pounds meat scrap and five pound salt. The price of this sation should be around $1.65 a hundrdd. Poultry Notes Late molters make as good wtnt layers as those which molt early. Rake the litter in the scratchinl[ sheds and houses often, so as to km It clean and sanitary. A little dl[m- feeta nt. sprinkled amongst the str will also assist in keeping it sanitary. Charcoal helps to keep tha chick- ens healthy and they Hke it, but It is not absolutely necessary. It may Im made from wood, corn, wheat, barley or other grain. The beak of a good hen Is short an4, curved. $ $ $ Hens that have plenty to eatothe wise may be fed moderate amount o apples. They do not take the place of green food, but hens get consider. able enjoyment as well at a little nutriment from them. Helping hens to feel happy is good plan In the poultry busiaesL They do not always reward their own- er in a practical way, but are motto likely to do so. Each hen should lay an average o 13 eggs during August. Less than that means that closer culling of the flock Is necessary. $ * Boiled rlce, from which all the wt- ter has been boiled out, Is good for chicks. It regulate8 their bowels an prevents diarrhea. e Train pullets not to be afraid of yam. Fowls that are easily frightened never do so well, and cause lots of troubl, about the hen house. A wild pullet hi a nuisance In a_ well-regulated flock.