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THE American LABOR 8upplld DpinmBt Leclon Nw by tfe (Conducted Brvt.) AND LEGION ALLIED Member of Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineer Decrie Effort of Propagandists. Declaring that no two American movements are more thoroughly allied than the American Legion and organized labor, Frank Weuig, a prominent member of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers In Iowa, and senior vice commander of the Legion In that state, decried efforts of propagandists to divert the purposes of the two organized Vice Commander Wenlg's statement was made during the course of a joint meeting of members of the State Federation of Labor and of the Legion In Ottumwa, la. j The speaker denounced the efforts of certain Interests to lead labor unions Into the belief that the Legion men were willing and would serve as strikebreakers, lie cited recent Incidents in Denver, Colo., where, In face of a threatening strike of street railway announcement was made employees, Jhat the members of the Legion would pian the cars in event of a walkout, (rills, the Legion men held as false propaganda, emanating from capitalists who seek to forestall any alliance between labor and the Legion, j On many questions, declared Wenlg, We the two organizations allied. He referred to the prohibition of child labor, concerning which both the American Federation of Labor and the American Legion announced similar programs by action of national conventions. He cited the policies of the two bodies as allied on the immigra tion question, which he said was a more serious threat against the national entity than any other, labor see ing In continued entrance of aliens a possible system of wage slavery, and ,the Legion anticipating a high per cent of people who were willing to live in the nation, but not to fight for It. Th endorsement of the adjusted compensation bill by the American Federation of Labor, Wenig declared, clearlj showed the sentiments of labor In that direction, while "the 26,000 mil lionaires made during the war were the chief opponents of the bill," he said. 'auxiliary is seeking data Questionnaire Are Sent Out to certain Constructive Work of Part Year. As- - In ordcl to determine the needs for development of the organization, officials of the Americun Legion Auxiliary have sent out questionnaires to various departments of the organization. These particularly affect the program of the women's stand-borganization with regard to the assistance to be rendered the veterans' association. Mrs. Jennie Stewart, of Bartlesvllle, OkIa vice president for the southern district, was the first to send out tills questionnaire, though the course will Immediately be followed by others in charge of the work In respective dls trlcts. By this survey, Mrs. Stewart hopes to determine what constructive work Is outstanding In each department during the past year. Information as to methods of accomplishment of this work is also sought According to earlier reports, specific problems have arisen in each department and Information on these I sougJtt from the states so that assistance may be afforded by Further data natlonnl headquarters. on Influence working against the organization, process and promotion of and other membership campaigns, points are requested in the question nalre submitted. y Plea for Patriotism. befor active tween the American Legion posts of the nations and the school to keep alive patriotism has been made by Superintendent Jnme J. Ileynolds of the Flatbush (L. I.) school. In making this plea, the educator requested that the veterans' orgnnlzallon pursue certuln course In order to encourage One of these patriotic observance. suggestions was that a Legion speaker be present at every school on pa trlotlc occasions, and that each new school be presented with a flag from the Legion posts because the men of that body represent a highly patriotic Superln portion of the population. fendent Ileynolds further suggested that the history of each Legion post, partlcolarly In regard to the deeds ol Its members In service, be presented to the schools In order thai mich records may be retained for patriotic study In years to come. A plen Fined for Indecent Letter. F.mll Dick, superintendent of the Barker mills at Auburn, Me., has been fined $10 by a Jury In United State District court for sending an Indecent letter through the mails to Alvln M. Owsley while the latter was national commander of th American Legion. The letter used strong epithet In attacking Mr. Owsley and declared tbe stand of the oommander favoring French occupation of the Ituhr wu French propaganda. NEPIII. UTAH S, THE BRANDING IRON mi II hit The . BOY AMEMN SCOUTS fCopy for This TIMES-NEW- CHAPTER XIV 12. Council of th Boy by National Bcouta of America.) NEW BOY SCOUT BADGE By Continued. She only drew gradually Into herself, shrinking from her pain and from him as the cause of It; she only lost her of her face glow seemed dwindled, seemed to contract, and that secret look 'of a wild animal returned to her gray eyes. She quietly gave up the old regulations of their life; she did not remind him of the study-hourthe the music-hourhours of wild outdoor play. She read under the firs, alone; she studied faithfully, alone; she climbed and swam, alone or with his absent-mindefitful company; she worked In her garden, alone. At night, when he was asleep, she lay with her hand pressed against her heart, staring at the darkness, listening to the night, She never expressed her waiting. trouble, even to herself. She did not give It any words. She took her pain without wincing, without complaint. Besides, although she was Instinctively waiting, she did not foresee the end. It was In late October when, somewhere In the pile of Prosper's mail, there lay a small gray envelope. Joan drew his attention to It, calling It a "queer little letter," and he took it up slowly, as though his deft and nervous fingers had gone numb. Before he opened It he looked at Joan and. In one sense, It was the last time he ever did look at her; for at that moment his stark spirit looked straight Into hers, acknowledging Its guilt, and bade her a mute and remorseful fares, Blind, crippled and otherwise physically handicapped boy scouts who have not been eligible to work for Merit badges because of their disabilities prevented them from fulfilling the requirements for second class rank and for first class rank, whence the scout Is permitted to enter the fascinating Merit badge field, will be heartened In their advance In scout-craby the recent decision of the executive board of the national council to create an Achievement badge for physically handicapped scouts In recognition of certain requirements. The badge will permit them to take up with modification any of the 63 Merit badge subjects, which range from aviation to zoology and include such other subjects of boy Interest as radio, wood craft, electricity, tracking, trailing, swimming, pacing, etc. The present decision nowise moderates or lowers the regularly prescribed standards of scouting; It rather represents a means by which physically disabled scouts may be encouraged to maximum achievement. To qualify for the Achievement well. He read and Joan watched. His face badge, the scout will proceed as for second and first class rank, except grew pale and bright as though some that he shall also present a written electric current had been turned Into his veins ; his eyes, looking up from application signed by a registered the writing, but not returning to her, court physician, addressed to the local had the look given by some drug of honor, explaining the apparent Is meant to stupefy, but which physical disability which makes it Im- which taken In an overdose Intoxicates. He to meet him for the possible prescribed turned and made for the door, holdrequirements. ing the little gray folded paper In his It Is further recommended that hand. On the threshold he half faced scouts making application for the new her without lifting his eyes. Achievement badge be encouraged to news, "I have had exercise their own Initiative and Joan. I shall haveextraordinary to go off alone and Judgment In devising and passing think things out. I don't know when some test within their physical caI shall get back." He went out and pacity as evidence of their scout spirit shut the door gently. and their eagerness to develop to the Joan stood listening. She heard him fullest their abilities. go along the passage and through the The Achievement badge Is to be In second door. She heard his feet on both metal and cloth. The cloth badge the mountain trail. Afterward she Is to be worn on the sleeve with any went out and stood between the two Merit badge subsequently awarded. sentinel firs that had marked the enBecause of the many appealing trance to that snow-tunnlong since cases of deserving and efficient disappeared. Now It was a late Ocscouts, displaying in their dally lives tober day, bright as a bared sword. highest ideals of scouting, but who The flowers of the Indian paint-brusbecause of physical handicaps have burned like red candle flames everybeen hindered in official advancement where under the firs, the in rank, the organization after special Mazed, the aspen leaves were laid like and sympathetic consideration has ar- little golden tiles against the metallic rived at the foregoing decision. blue of the sky. The high peak pointed up dizzily and down, down dizzily Into the cler emptiness of the lake. BOY SCOUT, HEALTH WORKER This great pent stood there In the A glittering stillness of the day. A garbage can became the unusual theme for special appreciation of the grouse boomed, but Joan was not scout spirit In a recent account by the startled by the sudden rush of Its the sharp weight of New York Mail, of a scout good turn. wings. She felt that silent mountain In her heart; she A lady of the tenements, relating might have been burled under it. So the Incident, says: "Yestlddy morning she felt It all day while she worked, the bell rang an' when I answered a desperate, bright day hideous In there stood a little fellow In a brown her memory and at night she lay suit with a colored handkerchief watting. After hours longer than any 'round his neck. 'Say,' he says, 'you her hours, the door of her bedroom got a garbage pail out on the curb opened and an oblong of moonlight, as that's slopping over, without a cover white as paper, fell across the matted on It. You ought to have a larger floor. Prosper stepped In noiselessly one. Well, I told the kid that we and walked over to her bed. He stood didn't have any too much money, and a moment and she heard him swallow. what we did have didn't go to buy "You're awake, Joan?" Her eyes were staring up at him, garbage palls every time some fresh kid wanted us to. 'But, you see,' he bnt she lay still. says, 'I'm a boy scout and I'm trying "Listen, Joan." ne spoke In short to win a Merit badge In public health. sentences, waiting between each for Now that pail of yours is open, so the some comment of hers wiilch did not flies can get Into It; then they fly come. "I shall have to go away tostraight Into your house and walk all morrow. I shall have to go away for over the stuff you eat with their dirty some time. I don't want you to be feet. Besides, It's against the law.' unhappy. I want you to stay here for 'I'm sorry, I says, 'but I have no a while If you will, for so long as you money to get one.' He looked at me want to stay. I am leaving you plenty a minute without saying a word and of money. I will write and explain it then went off. I forgot about it en- all very clearly to you. I know that tirely. This morning the bell rang you will understand. Listen." Here again, and there stood the kid holding he knelt and took her hands, which he that new pail la hi hand. 'Here,' he found lying cold and stiff under the says, shoving It at me, 'the fellows In cover, pressed against her heart. "I my troop want me to give this to you. have made you happy here In this We all chipped In and got It. Then little house, haven't I, Joan?" She would not answer even this exbe got all red In the face, saluted and ran away. cept by the merest flicker of her eye"Ood bless the kid. If all them boy lids. "You have trusted me: now trust scouts Is like that, they're all right.'' me a little longer. My life Is very This beautiful year SCOUT GOOD TURNS NUMEROUS complicated. with you. the year you have given to me. Is Just a temporary respite from "Each boy scout Is pledged to do a from all sorts of things. I've taught good deed dally, and a half million you a great deal, Joan. I've healed good deeds in unison may reverberate the wound that brute made on your to the very portals of St. I'cter" gat. shoulder and In your heart. I've Half a million youngsters who can taught you to be beautiful. I've filled perform an act of spontaneous kind- your mind with beauty. Yon are a ness without a thought of a forthcomwonderful woman. You'll live to be ing tip would be worth a great deal. grateful to me. Some day you'll tell If there were nothing more. The eame so. gerness with which youngsters Join Her quiet, curved lips moved. "Are the boy scout organization and tlie loy. you tellln' me good by. Prosper?" alty with which they uphold the scout It was Impossible to lie to her. He banner, are testimony to one of the bent Ms head. remarkable social achievements of re"Yes, Joan." cent years." Port Townsend (Wash.) "Then tell It quick and go out and Leader. leave tne here tontuht." It was Impossible to touch her. She "A SCOUT IS BRAVE" might have been wrapped In whit fire. IT found that though she had not Th tenth scout law "A Scout I stirred a finger, his hand shrunk away Brave" ha a touching little illustraher. He got to hi feet, all the tion In a story reported from a Pitts- from cleverness which all day long he had A nurse was the burgh hospital. been weaving like a silk net to catch, boy patient bringing a twelve-year-ol- d to bewilder, to draw away her brain out of the anaesthetic after a seri- from the anguish of full comprehenous operation, she found lying In the sion, was shriveled. He stood nd palm of the lad's right hand a scrap tared helplessly t her, dumb as a of crumpled paper. Straightening out And. obedient, he went nut and the scrap to see If It had tiny benr youth. httt the door, taking the white patch lug on the lad's welfare, she read the ef moonlight with him. words, crawled In a bovlsli hntid "A So Joan, having waited, behind n Bcout T Brave." tlnattj locked door, for hi d- ft own squat; active shadow, he looked like a huge spider weaving a web. This effect was heightened by the fact that he never looked up. He was deep In some plan to which It was impos Katharine Newlin Burt Copyright by Katharine N. Burt parture, came out at noon and found herself In the small, gay house alone. She sat in one of the lacquered chairs and saw after a long while that the Chinaman was looking at her. Wen Ho, It seemed, had been given instructions. He was to stay and take care of the house and the lady for as long as she wanted It, or him. Afterward he was to lock up the house and go. He handed her a large and bulky envelope, which Joan took and let lie In her lap. "You can go tomorrow, Wen Ho," she said. "You no wait for Mr. Gael to come back? He sny he come back." "No. I am not going to wait. I guess" here Joan twisted her mouth Into a smile "I'm not one of the waitback to my own ing kind. I'm rnnch now. It won't seem so awful lonesome, perhaps, as I was thinking last spring that it would." She touched the envelope without looking at it. "Is this money, Wen Ho?" "I tink so, lady." She held it, unopened, out to him. "I will give It to you, then. I have no need of It." She stood up. "I am going out now to climb up this mountain back of the house so's I can see Just where I am. I'll come sible for her not to believe that the curious pattern of his walk bore soma relation. From the northern wing of the ranch- house, strongly lighted, came a tumult of sound : music, thumping feet, a man's voice chanting couplets: Oh, you walk right throuprh and you turn around and swing- - the alrl that finds you. And you come right back by the same old track and turn the girl behind you. h fire-wee- d 14 Joan Shrank Back Into the Shadows of the Pines. down tonight for dinner and tomorrow after breakfast I'll be going away You understand?" "Lady, you mean give me all this money?" babbled the Chinaman. "Yes," said Joan gravely "I have ; no need of it." She went past him with her swing' lng step. She was coming down the mountain side that evening, very tired, but with the curious, peaceful stillness of heart that comes with an entire acceptance of fate, when she heard the sound of horses' hoofs In the hollow of the canyon, ner heart began to beat to suffocation. She ran to where, stand lng near a big fir tree, she could look straight down on the trail leading up to Prosper's cabin. Presently the horseman came In sight the one that rode first was tall and broad and fair, his she could see under his straight nose and firmly modeled chin, "Tbe said Jonn ; then looking at the other, who rode behind him, she caught at. the tree with crooked hands and began to sink slowly to her knees. He was tall and slight, he rode with Inimitable grace. As she stared, he took off his som brero. rested his band on the saddle-horand looked haggardly, eagerly up the trail toward the house. His face was whiter, thinner, worn by protracted mental pain, but It was the beautiful living face of Pierre. Joan shrank back Into the shadows of the pines, crouched for a few mln ntes like a mortally wounded beast as then ran tip the tnountaln-sldthough the fire that had once touched her shoulder bad eaten Its way at last hat-bri- e Into her heart. Book Two: The Estray Someone was directing a quadrille fashion. There was much laughter, confusion and applause. None of this noise disturbed the man. He did not look at the lighted win dows. He might really have been a gigantic insect entirely unrelated to the human creatures so noisily neai at hand. A man came round the corner of the house, crossed tbe square, and, lurching a little, made for the door of the lighted wing. Shortly after his entrance the sound of music and danc ing abruptly stopped. This stillness gave the spider pause, but he was about to renew his weaving, when, In the silence, a woman spoke. "You, Mabel, don't you go home," she said. She had not spoken loudly, but her voice beat against the walls of the court as though It could have filled the whole moonlight night with dangerous beauty. The listener outside lifted his head with a low, startled exclamation. Suddenly the world was alive with adventure and alarm. Mind your own business, you wild cat," answered a man's raucous voice. She's my wife, which Is somethln that your sort knows nothln' about. If you think Come on, you Mabel. that outlaw can keep me from takln' home my wife, you're betting wrong." Another silence ; then the voice again, a little louder, as though the speaker had stepped out Into the ce ter of the room. home with "Mabel Is not you," It said ; and the listener outside threw back his head with the gesture of a man sensitive to music who lis tens to some ecstatic melody. "She happens to be stoppin' here with us tonight. You say that she's your wife, but that don't mean that she belongs to you, body and soul. Bill Greer not to you, who don't possess your own Why, you can't keep body or soul. your feet steady; you can't pull your hnnd away from mine. Yon can't hold your tipsy eyes on mine. Do you call that ownin' your own body?" A deep, short, alarming chorus of laughter Interrupted the speech. The speaker evidently had her audience. "So you don't own anything tonight," went on the extraordinary, deliberate voice; "surely you don't own Mabel. You can't get a claim on her, not thotaway. She's her own. She belongs to her own self. When you're fit to take her, why, then come and tell us about It, and If we Judge you're us the truth, mebbe we'll let her go. Till then " a pause which was filled with a rapid shuffling of feet. The door flew open and In Its lighted oblong the observer saw a huddled figure behind which rose a woman's black and shapely head. "Till then," repeated the deep-toneringing voice, "get out!" And the huddled man came on a staggering run which ended In a backward fall on the cobbles of the court. The man who watched trod lightly past him and came to the open door. Inside, firelight beat on the golden log timber cellwalls and salmon-coloreing; a lamp hanging from a beam threw down a strong, conflicting arc of white light. A dozen brown-faced- , booted young men stood about, three musicians were ready to take up their Interrupted music, the little fat man who had called out the figures of the barrel, hl arms quadrille stood on folded across his paunch. A girl, her face marred by recent tears, drooped near him. Two of the young to men were murmuring reassurance d her; others surrounded a stout, girt who was laughing and talk ing loudly. The Jew's eye wandered till they came to the fireplace. There another woman leaned against tbe d fair-haire- d red-face- wall. The music struck tip, the dancing began again, the two other girls, quickly provided with partners, began to waltx, the superfluous men stood tip together and went at It with grnvity and grace. No one asked this woman, who stood at esse, watching the dancer,- her bands resting on her hips, her head tilted back against th logs. As he looked at her, the Intruder had a queer little thrill of fright. He A Wildcat. something he bad once ranch-housa one- seen a tame panther which was to b The Lany-storied building of logs, wns built used In some moving picture play. If about three sides of a paved court confident owner had led It on chain In the middle of this court stood a well and held It negligently In a corner of with a high rustic top, and about thl the room, waltinx for his cue. The well on a certain brilliant July night panther bad stood there drowsily. It a tall man was strolling with hi eyes shifting a ijttle, then, watching hands behind his back. It was a night people. Its Inky head had begun to of full moon, sailing high, which move from side to side, ne remempoured whiteness Into the court, mak bered tbe way th loose chain Jerked. lng Its cobbles embedded In the earth The animal's eyes half closed, II low. look like tnilky bubbles and drawing ered Its head. Its upper lip began to clear-cu- t and draw away from It teeth. AH at shadows of the well-tothe gables and chlmners of the hnnw once It had dropped en Its belly. The man slowly circled the court, be Someone cried out. "Hold vonr beast f TO PB CONTINUED.) ginning close to the nails and nnrrowing till be made loop about the Banleh Fear. well, and then, reversing, wonted In Good wortt can only be don by widening orbits as far as the wall again. Ills wife, looking ont at him people who bare abolished fear; subw come a only throngh one of the window, thought lime thoughts pat that. In tbe moonlight, followed by his fear behind. Elbert Hubbard. CHAPTER I - Comfortable Fowl Must Be Free From Insects To be comfortable, a hen must be free from mites and lice ; she must have plenty of fresh air and water, a house without drafts, and a balanced ration. If the weather turns cold and the house Is drafty, the hen will need more food for maintenance, and will draw on what would otherwise have been used for the egg supply. : g Records from the sixth contest at Mountain Grove, Mo., furnished the following data as to the amount of food required by hens for maintenance and for egg production: "The indications are that the hen uses three-fourtof the feed to supto make ply her body and of feed eggs, and from each above maintenance, she makes two of a eggs which weigh pound, thus producing a pound of eggs for each pound of feed above maintenance. Data showed that the average hen weighed Ave pounds, consumed 75 pounds of feed and laid 150 egg-layin- in native dWPE 4 ULTT h one-fourt- h one-fourt-h eggs. "The hens had feed before them at all times, and as the average hen consumed 'ia pounds of feed, which Is 1,200 ounces. It will be seen that the hen's digestive capacity Is 100 ounces per month and that she averaged 74 ounces for her body and from the other 25 ounces she made 12 V4 eggs, that weighed 25 ounces. "Although we believe the hen's digestive capacity Is about the same at all times, yet she does not produce the same number of eggs each month, which Is accounted for by the proportion of feed required for her body at If the weather la different times. pleasant and other conditions right, the hen may use only 50 ounces of feed for her body at different times and make 25 eggs from the other 50 ounces of feed, but If the weather turns cold and her house Is not what It should be, so that 90 ounces of feed are required for her body, she can only make five eggs from the other ten ounces, and If the weather changes suddenly so that 110 ounces of feed are needed to support her body, she can and does arrest the eggs which are partly developed, turns the egg material back into her own system land uses it as food, which . explains why hens stop laying on short notice following a sudden change In the .weather." liemove Down a rom uoose by Using Powdered Rosin Perhaps you know of several good ways to skin a rabbit, but do you know of one good way to "down" a goose? If you have had some experience In preparing one of these birds for the table or the market and are still not In a class with the experts, doubtless you have had considerable trouble In removing the down from the skin after the feathers have been removed. Nearly everybody has the same trouble. However, the problem of removing this persistent down can be solved with ease If you have a little powdered rosin on hand. Sprinkle the picked goose lightly end evenly with the fine rosin and then dip the bird In hot water. The heat melts the rosin' which When the merges with the down. temperature has gone down It Is an easy matter to rub off the rosin and the down together. This method does a clean Job and the rosin has no effect on the flavor of the goose. Question of Feeding in Winter to Produce Eggs There Is no reason why the fellow who keeps chicken should expect them to hibernate for the winter. Many farm flocks produce reasonably well during spring and summer when they have the freedom that nature affords. Handled properly, these flocks could be made to yield a profit all through tbe year. A flock properly culled, comfortably housed and adequately fed will lay through the win-!te- r as well as summer. The question of feeding hens during winter In order to get eggs becomes quite largely matter of sensible feeding. It Is the surplus feed, that not needed to keep up tbe bodily functions, which Is used in egg production. Sanitary Fountain Must Be Opened and Cleaned Sanitary fountains are not sanitary because that name i printed on the side. They must be opened np and denned occasionally with boiling water. The fact that the sunlight and air cannot easily reach the Inside of some sanitary fountain Is an additional reason for giving them a , thorough scrubbing. Yard Not Necessarv. It Is not absolutely necessary to hav yards for the backyard laying flick. If it Is not convenient to do so. Th bird can be put Into their house and kept confined until next spring If necessary. With proper management, excel lent production can be secured where this plan Is followed. Beat Laying Pullet. Pullets that commence laying early re considered better layers than those khat mature Inte, hence the statement. "Keep the early spring pullet.