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THE SAGUACHE CRESCENT II l l [l l l Handsome Man by Margaret TurnbuH THE STORY Returninff to London, practi- cally penniless, after an unsuc- cessful business trip, Sir George Sandlson takes dinner with his widowed stepmother, his old nurse, "Aggy." Hs did not ap- prove of her maxriags to his fa- father, but her explanation sat- isfies him. Little is left of the estate, and Lady Sandison pro- poses that they go to the United States to visit her brother, Rob- ert MacBeth, wealthy contractor, Sir George agrees. MacBeth lives on an island esta, te with his daughter, Roberts. who longs for city life. MacBeth is a vic- tim of arthritis and almost help- lees. Roberts meets Lady San- dison and Sir George and re'Is- takes them for expected servants. l~: I-I CHAPTER Ill--Continued i(J | He remembered now that Roberta I• .~qhad airily observed that they would 1have to get along somchow until the new servants came from the city, and was possible they might not arrive at the island until tomorrow. Tbe un- of this morning had be. wtth a statement from Roberta in this place it was impossible to or keep a decent staff of servants. was too far from everywhere. The brought from the city would mot put up with its remoteness, and as • or temporary help, which was all mne could get in this place, it was beyond speech. Robert, the millionaire, groaned, and to watch the car cross the and make its way toward the house. It came to a standstill Just beneath him, and he saw Joe lift out two or three traveling bags and then turn to speak to the first of his pas- sengers who alighte(L This was a tall ~roung man with golden brown hair. which gleamed In the sunlight as he ~ook off his hat and looked about with 4ntereet. He turned to help out a woman with a round and dumpy figure. Bob MacBeth looked at idly. • Must be the cook-housekeeper and the butler Roberta expected, but she had not told him they were Scots. Bobert MacBeth prided himself on his ability, gained from years of handling Cmmlgrant labor, of unerringly recog- sizing nationality, even city or dis- trict, at a glance. The woman was talking to Joe Llgori, who evidently did not quite understand her. He saw the young man gently touch her arm. u though to bid her be quiet, and address Joe. Robert saw that ~oe nodded and grinned with pleasure, climbed back into the front seat and composed himself to wait. The man and the woman came toward the door, They rang several times, but there was no Tesponse. He raised himself painfully in his chair, rapped loudly with his cane Imd called out: "This way !" They turned and came toward bin. There was no doubt the dumpy little woman was a Scot. Robert MacBeth~ to long a resident of this" country that he had cea~d to think of himself as qmything but an American, felt a warm feeling of kinship, strong as only clannish Scots and OnsSibly the ~qualty ’lannlsh Jews can feel at the sight of anotb~" of their race In a strange tan~ She was typical, this Httle woman., • good-looking woman at that ! But what ciothes l He found himself eager to hear her speak. He knew before- band she would have a glorious burr. and maybe something of a dialect. It was music to his ears. After all these years of Americanization, Robert Mac- Beth still thrilled to bagpipes, or the 4mrr in a Scet~'volce. He glanced at the man to whom she was talking, and whistled, low. 8el- dam had he seen such a handsome man. The fellow was striking, both 4m to his height, the clear-cut beauty 4)f his features and his fine head with its brown hair, gleaming gold in the sunlight. Under his broad brows his brown eyes, large and finely formed, 4ooked out with a curious direetnen. Oh, this man will never do l Robert 4mid to himself decidedly. Have all • the maids neglecting their work to 4ook at him. The woman came forward with • .quick, decided step. She planted her- self solidly on her feet as she walked, ~as though each small plump foot was • flatiron. Robe~ had an odd feeling of liking for her, ~nera was nothing qlervile In the way this woman walked toward and looked at him. She was • directly opposite him now. "Pardon me, but I am unable to rise, owing to a bad attack of ..rheumatism. Won't you sit?" Shedid not move, but kept looking qtt him oddly •nd finally said: "Rob. do ye no knowme~ I'm Aggyl" He stared at her. specehless. His • (.yes searched her face for traces of 1:he young and blooming sister he had )left, so many years ago, in Scotland. ~It couldn't be Aggyl Yet, when he 'looked again, this might be Aggy~an Aggy that the years had stoutened and thickened and rounded out a little too much. and put gray in the great mass of red hair which Sister Aggy -used to have. "Aggy !" He said. it aloud. "Is it :you? I cannot rise." Aggy, if tbis was Aggy~this strange woman--came nearer him and took, .~ais hand in her~ "It will be • surprise to you, no Inbt, Rob. after so many yearn, and mustrations by + "Good G--d I" exclaimed her brother Irwin Myers ~yrii~ht by Margaret TurnbulL W. N. U. ServloL after my refusing your kind offer so decided-like: but I'm AttY." Robert, his eyes still on bet said softly: "Aggy r' Th#n he smiled. "It's like you. coming this way without warning." He laughed. "Why, I thought you were the new cook or the housekeeper." Aggy smiled. It was a slow and reluctant smile, but It was pleasant. "So did your lady-daughter, who passed us on the road here. She told yon driver that you were at home and would see us." "You didn't tell her--- "Guid Sakes! No! I didn't tell her anything about who I was." She looked at him again. ,Rob, Is It no convenient? You need .not stand on ceremony with me." All the old protective feeling that he, as elder brother, used to feel for "wee Aggy" came over Rob MacBeth. He forgot the years they had lest~ somewhere, somehow. He forgot that this was a middle-aged, strange worn- But She Had Not Told Him They Were Scots. an. almost as old now as the mother they had lost so many years ago. He forgot that he was a middle-aged man with a grown daughter and a million or two. He saw himself once more a strong young man leaving Scotland, while a red-haired girl clung to him and cried: *'Oh, Rob, I cannot let you got What'll I do wlthoot yeY' He reached out his hand and said: "Aggy, I'm glad t.o see you. Did I not tell you that? Except for Roberts. there's nobody left but you and me." The little woman stooped over, smoothed his hair and kissed him. "Dear Rob," she murmured. He indicated a chair beside him and she sat down. "What brought you, AggT," he asked her, reverting unconsciously to the almost appalling directness of the true Scot, "and who's that?" He in. dlcated Sir George, who was standing at the edge of the terrace and looking off toward the river. '~rhat's ~ir Geerdie," sald his sister quietly. "What t" roared Bob MacBeth. "SI~ George 8andison," explained Aggy, with a self-conscious smile that Just escaped being a smirk. "I might have known it," said Rob MacBeth slowly. "I might ha;Ca "re- membered those good looks. He's the same handsome devil that his father was before him. By the way, what's become of Sir Steenla? Drunk himsel~ to death?" "Yes," said Aggy solemnly, "Just that." "Well," and her brother gave her • puzzled look, "what's Sir George doing here?" "I invited him," answered Aggy, de- mureiy. "Have you room or shah | send him back to the town for the night?" Her brother gave her a quick look. "What's it mean?' "Nothing," said Aggy stubbornly. '~[t's but naturaL" "is anything wrong with him? An you still his nurse?" Aggy looked at him scornfully and yet a little proudly. "I am not, ant. have not been for many a year. I'm his stepmother." "Wbat!" roared the owner of the island, "vho hsd been thinking how best he could in a modest way intro- duce to his poor, but proud, sister the great story of his success, his millions. "Yes," said his sister, with a mat- ter-of-fact calmness that deceived her brother, and then proceeded to spike all his guns by her declaration : "I'm Lady Sandtson, of Sandisbrae." She kept her eyes away from her brother, until she thought he had di- gested this and then added: "I'm traveling, with my stepson, Sir Geor. die. We thought we'd list drop In and see you on our way." The master of the island stared back at hls sister. There was a consider- able pause during whlch Robert thought hard before he asked: "How did You manage it, AggyV' Lady Sandlson looked at him with quiet dignity. "It's a long story, but it'll be told in time, Rob. Are we invited to bide the night, or am I to tell the taxi-man to walt?" "Here, Joe," called MacBeth, "put the bags in the hall. Open the door yourself. There are no servants in the house. Get the trunks up fr6m the station tonight." "Sure-a. alia right." Joe responded blithely, and carr~.d the bags toward the door. Lady Sandison waved her hand, and summoned her stepson imperatively. He started toward them. "Is he no beautiful?" asked Aggy proudly. MacBeth groaned. "Handsome is as handsome does," he countered. "Aye," agreed Lady Sandison. 'qn the same way that beauty is only skin deep, and Guld. kens that's deep enough. Sir Geordle. this is my brother. Rob." "How are you, Mr. MacBeth," Sir George asked quickly. "Can I do any- thing?" he continued as Rob MacBeth shifted uneasily in his chair and groaned with pain at even that slight movement. "Sir George. you're welcome to my house and everything In it." MacBeth paused, thinking with a little awe of the changes time brings. The last time he had seen this man was as a tiny boy, in Aggy's arms. With a start he continued cordially: "I'm unable to do the honors. My daughter is out and there are no servants, temporarily. Will you go in and make yourself at home? You will find plenty to smoke and drink in the library. My sister has something to say to me before I ask you to help me In." "Thanks." Sir George said, hesitat- ing a little. "Frightfaily good of you, "I'm sure. I'll leave you to talk over things, but remember I'm within call if you need a strong arm." He nodded to Aggy and went toward the door- way, inwardly amused and puzzled at this country that could make e millionaire of Rob MacBeth and yet leave that millionaire alone and sere. antless on his island. But he knew he was going to like MacBeth. He wa• as fine and simple in his way as good old AttY. Rob MacBeth gave a long sigh, as Sir George disappeared. "Out with it, Aggy," he said quietly, turning on his sister. "I remember you of old. You never made a trip all the~way from Sandisbrae to this island, without wanting something. What is ill" "It's this way, Rob,~ began his sister. • a a • • a $ As Aggy laid frankly before him the urgent reasons for her ~slt. Robert MacBeth's daughter sat In the cabin at Indian Lodge some ten miles way. The Lodge was an old Pennsylvania stone house on the highway between New York and Philadelphia, lately re. stored and operated as an Inn. Roberts MacBeth had often dined here with her father when servants had failed them at home, for the Lodge was famous throughout the county for its food, but this was her first visit without him. Indeed, so short a time was it since Roberts had left school that this was the first time she had ever dined quite •lone with a young man. ,She was determined, however, to keep that fact to herself. (TO BE CONTINUED.) Famous Statuary Hall Senator Morrill's Idea Justin Smith Morrill suggested the plan of putting statues in the Capitol of prominent men from each state. The National Statuary hall. semicircu- lar in shape and designed by Latrobe, after a Greek theater, is one of the most beautiful rooms ot the Capitol. On the north side it has a Colonnade of Potomac marble with white capi- tals. and a screen of similar columns on the south side supports a noble arch. The domed ceiling, decorated after that of ~he Roman Pantnenn. springs 57 feet to a cupola by which the room is lighted. Above the door leadL~ from the rotunda Is Franzoui's historical clock. ThiSr room was the hall of representatives, and was the forum of debates by Webster, Clay, Adams, Calhoun and others who~e n~mes are indelibly associated with the history of congress. In 1864 at the suggestion of Senator Morrill of Vermont (then a member of the house) the room was set apart as a National Statuary hall, to which each state might send the statues of two of its distinguished citiseus. Rhode Island was the first to respond, choosing Roger Williams and Nathanael Greene. Ancient Counterfeiters Money forging wa• a flourishing business among the ancient Romans, Judging from finds at Treves, Prussia, of toots and matrices for the coining of denarfl. Excavations brought to light a great many matrices and cast. ings made of bronze which were used to manufaeture these silver coins. Proof that these implements, dating back to between 260 and 300 A. D., were tools of money forgers, is estab. lished by the fact that there was then no official mint at Treys& o~- "Give Her" This Novel Pillow This is not "the house that ffack bulR." It is a soft-pillow which is made of linen cut in the outline of a house, the windows, doors, cornices, etc. detailed with a combination of fast-dye print and hand-embroidery, the latter lavishly used in working the flowers. Who can say "there's nothing new under the sun"? You will be wanting to embroider several cushions before Christmas, so get busy for '~tempus ~uglt." "To Baby," Highchair Cushion Did you ever see anything so "cun- nln'" as this "bunny cushion" for baby's high chair? You can buy the material all stamped and ready to work, either dainty pink or pale blue, and you may choose between bunnies, bow-wows, pussycats ~nd sundry oth- er "pet" subjects. Then all to do Is to embroider their painted features, pad the material with downy cotton or wool batting, then knot here and there same as if making a comforter. There's no doubt Mr. Santa Claus will be having to work overtime to 'get enough cushions ready before Christ- mas for babies north, south, east and west, who will be wanting this "boo- tul" present. Pretty Flower Pot Covers Be sure to put this item down on your Christmas shopping Hst--flower- pot covers. They "are a discovery~ when it comes to something pretty and useful '~o give" that does not "cost much-" They sure wIH be wel- comed by the housewife when "it's time to bring the plants in the house for the winter." Of the three types shown here, the one to the left is of gold lace paper. Below is a folding type made of "lemonade straws" dyed in gay reds, greens and blues, while the cover on the pet at the top is woven of willow lkke a basket. Behold! Picturesqub Coach! _-_ -~ . _~_ _ Departed the glory of the ship as an article o~ home decoration, and In its pla~e behold the coach as the piece de resistance. Yuletide shoppers will find ~4 9" tim gift shops coached to the limit, this season. Every type serves to decorate from the royal gilded equip- age down to "the covered wagon." Even the pictures on the wall and the quaint framed printswhich so Intrigue and the fancy trays which are so pop- nlar a~ a Christmas-gift item now trend to coach scenes, POULTI Y • FA .T3 • ' ,' , s WINTER FEEDING NOW NEGLECTED Equipment in Poultry House! Often Lacking. Q~t~~ frequently poultry owners ~t- tempt, to to through the winter wltlt fnsuliicient feeding i~nd watering equlpmem in the poultry house, Weeks of bad weather during the winter make it herd to care for the flock adequately nnless attention has been given to feeding needs. With the advent of mash feeding, flocks being fed in many lastaoees on, a mash ration alone, mash boppers in the winter house become practical- ly a necessity. ~These hoppers shoul@ be large enough to care for the mash needs of the flock for at I~ast two weeks, to save labor by l.es• frequent fitting. A good rule to forlow 1~ Judg- ing the flock needs for n definite time is to allow for a consumption of about three poands of mash per bit-@, per month. One foot of feeding space should be allowed for every ten birds in the flock. The hopper should be arranged so that the fow~ cannot roost on the top. Where scratch grain is fed. tt shoal@ be fed in the litter, either in the house or in the scratch shed or room. To facilitate the feeding of thls grain. a storage box In one end or corner of the house that wll! hold enougb scratch grain for a month of winter feeding will prove to be • valuable end small investment. Boxes should also be provided and kept fll~ed with t~rlt and shell throughout the winter. Any drinking fountain that can be. easily cleaned is good. Automatic fountains, if they meet this require- ment. are to be recommended and If a self-heatlng fountain is available thai: can be kept well cleaned. It will aid in keeping up egg production through the cold winter months. Birds should never be forced to drink lee water, even though sncb auto- matic heating equipment Is not In. stalled in the house. Select Breeding Stock Early in the Season Poultry raisers who contemplate Imtcblng their own baby chicks shouter have the breeding pen• or flock mate@ at least three weeks to a month be. fore the eggs are saved for hatching. Success in raising the baby chick flock is in a large measure estab- lished before the baby chick I~ hatched. Vigor an([ vitality naturally come from parent stocks that mrs strong in these qualities, says CA C. Ufford, extension poultry specialist, Colorado Agricultural, college. "One should use only n~les tiutt are vigorous" mature and well-de- veloped. When possible, secure these males from breeders who can ~h them from high producing hens. A male from high producing stack should never be used, however, unless he has vigor and vitality. "Hatch Plymouth Rocks, Rhede Is- land Reds, etc., not later thaa April. A very good time to hatch or buy Leg- horn chicks is during the latter part of March or the first week in April. Chicks hatched later than May 15 ere very seldom profitable." Poultry Facts • ]t4t.k~t~4t-}t4t'k~t~ - . - Candle the eggs on the seventh and fourteenth days. $ • • The estimation of a bird's prospec- tive breeding value is the" 0cme of the breeder's skill, $ • • inbreeding to make an establish- ment of any point should always be approached with caution. • • • Cock birds usually produce excel- lent quality chicks, but sometimes give poor fertility early in the season. • • • If s farmer keeps chickens at all, he can afford a comfortable poultry house. .The old poultry house may be remodeled and made more com- fortable at very little expense. Fowls infested with rohnd worms may be treated by feeding them dry mash containing one pound 2 per cent nicotine tobacco dust in each 50 pounds. The medicated mash should be fed for four weeks. To secure tl;e ~es; flock fertility, mate such breeds as the Plymouth Rocks, Rhode Island Reds, Wyan- dottes a~)d Orplngtons with one male to every 12 to 15 females. For the smaller breeds; such a• the Leghorns, one male to every 12 to 15 females can be used. • • • Most varieties of tapeworms have intermediate hosts That is, a por- tion of the tapeworm's life Is spent in the body of an insect or grub and the tapeworm gains entrance to the cMcken's body only when the chicken eats the Intermediate host. In deaJin8 wi;b ~apeworms" as with round worms, prevention ls better than ~ure. Thorough dally cleaning and careful disposal of the droppings will prevent the h~sects from becom. tug infected so that they will be harmless for the chickens to e~L Men! Ages 40 b 44 What You Should Weigh At tl~e above ages~ a man't; n~)rmai weight at these' heights should be-- according to,Dr. ~d' Wllllams~ 5 Ft. 6 Inch~a 150~ P~>un~ 5 Ft. 7 "~ ~ " 5 Ft. 8 I* 1'59' " 5Ft. 9 " 164 '~ 5 Ft. 10' " I69" '~ {~ Ft. 11 " 175 6 Ft. @ " 181 "~. @ Ft. 1 *" 187 Ft. 2' "' 194 '~ Welght~ give~ i~cl~de, ordinary indoor" e[othlng.. ~e~ on~ the, scales and see ff you are overwetght~aml how much. The modern, way to, take off fat is ~'now~ as' tl~e Kruschen, Method lind fs well worth a~ 4~ weeks t~ial. {?t~t out pies, cakes; pastry and lee cream for' 4 weeks--Go, light on ]mtatoes, butter,, cheese~ cream: and sugar--eat moderately of lean,, meat, chtcken, flSh~ salads, green, vegeta. bias an6 i~rutt~take, one-half t~a- •poon, of Kr~sdnen~ Salts: in a~ glass of hot water every" morning hef0ce l~reakfast--don,t miss ~ morul~g. A~ 85, cent bottle of Kruseh~n ~_Its lasts • week,--Get it at any drug store h~ the- world--AdV. ps~• lqPtl~ Bool~let ~e. ESshe~t referenmm, J IIl..l~/Ik'B~t r#/~ltl. Promptnmw s~* ms l[-ll II m~t snmd~ wt~,m~ B. eoMman.mm~t • u • ume.~ s V Id~,~ 9tk It., Wsddq/m~ S~.~. May Employ Rad~ to, L~nk Bdthh Colonies /n~ tile momentous process of weld- log the colonies andl dOmltffons of ~;~eat Britain, far-seeing wisdbm ts evident among the plans and.' pt~e- esse~ brought forth by the states- ma~LY leaders in Londo~ an& in the capitals-of the colonies an~ domin- ions. One of the proposals before the imperial' conference i~ London was the.erectlt)n o~ ~ radio broadcasting station, capable, of reaching ~11~ ]grit- ish colonies and qominlons. Suel~ un air service should'be potent in draw- Ing and; holdthg the empire more ~losely together in all' of its integral part~ I~ would: transforr~ the rela. tion~ between the ~arIous parts of the, empire into, an adYastment very much llke the, l~tmlly reration among air the member~ e~ the family, some of whom axe Zar ~vay~ lmt all of wltom, througl~ frequent eommunlca- tiOn~ keep 1~ ~rcb wlt~ the old homestead.~P~sadena Star.News. KILLS 103 RATS ON HEBRASIUL FARM & Neimu~rmer Ifl~l I08 rat~ l~ 12 htmm ~ K-F,~ (Kt~ Rats Only) ~ t~ prodm~ m~T~l~ a spedal ~mmuie~ 1~ the U. ~k ow~rn- meat. It is sure death to mt~ and mice but harmless to dogs, eats, la tml~ Americana mmt widely used r~md m~1~ exterminator. Sold by 4~gg~ta m money hs~k I~mrantee. Pom~ildy Other VZ'wes W~ See the Fitness A charming ytmng Santa Barbara matron rece~tty purchased an sir. l~ane an@ went in for flying. In~s. much as sire was but following in the footsteps of other members of the ~shLon[tble colony, her act caused n~ particular comment until. on the occasion of her first asolo lilght, ~ friends noted that the l~lane was, named after the lady's husband. Wrhat was s charming compllo meat,'" remarked a friend. "I ~@n't Intend it for a. eompli. ment." snapped the wife indignantly. "Then why in the world did you name it after him?" "Because my plane and my hue. band are so very much alike. They both smoke, can't be depended ultra, a~d half the time they are both un- manageable." Red Cross BaH Blue is the finest produet of its kind in the world. Ev- er~ woman who has used it knows this statement to be true--Adv. Heat-Savlng ld~mt An interesting glimpse of the fu- ture comes from Dr. W. R. Whllney, director of the research laboratory of the General Electric company. Iu cold weather "why heat a whole building when all that is necessary ia to heat the occupants?" Doctor Whit- ney inquires. With r~din waves ha weald heat the bodies of persona oc. cupying a building without heating the building. "Why heat thouasedsof cubic feet merely to keep a body warm?" We may live to be warmed that way.--Capper's Weekly. Great numbers of range cattle were reported killed by rats In the Siberian-Mongolian famine area. Su nsh l'n --All Winter Lon@ At the Foremmt D~md I~or~ oF the Wetl---morrslotm dimotee worn ~,ny days--dear starlit aight~.--dry invigmfiag air -- sple~f|d roads ~ gorgeous mountaht scenu--~Jn~st hot fls--the i&ml winter home. PALM SPRINGS CaUtornta Now at 633 lath St. DIgNVEI~ COLO. Mall Orders Given Prompt Atteatlmt W. N, U., DENVER. NO. 49--1930.