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The Longing f Heart By (Copyright. Victor Redcliffe 1917, by W. Q. Chapman.) HANK GOVIDYS ACT WORTHY OF EMULATION be found missing the next 'morning, and each succeeding day more fully obscured the trail of her wanderings, for each day presented a wider dls-ta&- ' from her starting-poinIt was at noontide one lovely day that Nellie, her attire tqrn with t. brambles, grown thin and wavering, but her eyes ever peering ahead and around with the one wild hope of her heart of findjng the lost one, came upon a forest glade and sank down exhausted beside a spring to' cool her parched lips and rest She swayed in a slumberous way, her tired lids were closing, when there came floating on the ambient air a cry, to her famished soul clear and directing as a trumpet voice. It was the faint echoless wail of a child. In an Instant Nellie was on her feet, eyes distended, her full soul id their depths, suspense, eagerness, aye, und exultation in her wan face. Oh, my baby, my darling lost one ! I come! I she breathed longingly: And you, sister? . I hope it will be a boy." And I long for a dour sweet little niece niuued after me! cried Eunice Reeves. Nellie Wayne, once Nellie Reeves, challenging her Bisters in turn, she turned to her mother, us the latter said in her gentle, ' liappy way, direct to come !" She dashed through the tangled wild-woo- d Nellie: In the direction whence the cry And you, daughter? hnd come. She cleared some bushes. I want child, answered Nellie, sweet and low, fond longing and the There, lying In a baby carriage, moving was tender maternal instinct blending. In about restlessly on its soft pillow, her blue eyes; and then she fell into a little babe perliaps Bix months old. Nellie Wayne stood irradiated. Her a reverie of calculation, hoping that glance fairly devoured the tiny mite. return would her Drury, be; The husband, one looked up at her. little fore the great event of her lifq" took Oh, pretty blue eyes ! Oh, my own, place. own baby!" cried Nellie, and she hnd They had been married for two years the little one in her arms, hugging it, and now he had been gone for six kissing It, covering its sweet soft face months, preparing a farm home in far- with kisses, laughing, crying in a away Oregon. Their plans were to go heaven of Joy ineffable. West, and in time Mrs. Reeves and her A man had arisen from a fallen tree two daughters were tQ sell their town feet away, partly screened by twenty and farm. at them the Join property Intervening foliage. He 0 was pale, las, for human hopes! The child feeble-lookinand his face expressed was born, and when they told Nellie the most absolute bewilderment as he was that the poor little mite dead, the shock nearly killed her. It threw her stared at the startling scene presented Into a fever which lasted for a month, to his view. Then he was taken with a racked his during which she was most of the tinje violent fit of coughing that After this attentuated frame. spasm ralin a delirium and from whlph she lied with a strange, weird light in her he was about to proceed, when a hand He turned eyes, constantly scanning the room for was placed on his shoulder. to face a man fully as much agitated something she missed and one distinct as himself. query on her lips Why have they Don't speak dont let yourself be AH day taken my baby from me? long through her period of convales- seen!" hoarsely 'whispered the Intrucence Nellie lay inert, staring vaguely, der, and he was Nellie Wayne's hussaying nothing, and then one day the band. Both stood Intently watching Nellie doctor told Mrs. Reeves that she hnd better send for Mr. Wayne, and sadly and the child. The little one had quieted shook his head in answer to the anx-io- us down and Nellie, seated on the grass, query : Will Nellie return to her was picking daisies and showing them to the child, and singing sweet Imright mind?" Then two weeks later the household promptu strains about them. Drury was plunged into new distraction to drew the stranger farther away from find one morning that Nellie was gone. the spot The baby clothqs which her patient The babe is yours? he inquired. , Poor child 1 soon to lose its father, as its mother, yes, replied the man, and his tears coursed down his cheeks. Then he told of the sad circumstances of the mothers death, how he was left without friends or kin, and that his physician had told him h had less than a month to live. It came like an Inspiration to Wayne to offer to take the child as their own, pledging care and love. The dying man eagerly caught at the suggestion. And then Drury advanced to where Nellie was. A new light of reason was In her eyes, only that she was under the delusion that the little one was her own dear child. Blessed delusion ! Keeping her away from home and apprising his folks of his plan, the day after the poor died Drury took Nellie 'at once to the new home in the West And Nellie never knew the truth, for they never told her, and the blank in her life remained unfilled. The consumptive had gone to his grave happy to feel assured that his little one had found a loving second mother. Mrs. Reeves and her daughters Joined the Waynes in their new home, and the little stranger they had taken in became the joy and brightness of their lives. g, ' . Dont take dunces this year i Cse soon MICK RED RUBBERS ThmFAUSuiJttm at cnck aft dsrat feribitioa M hutka, Omsk book far fat dot rai I Tnut Ml tw AWtffW falffCUMlHHinML Sd 2 dwjniiMiU. PMTiu at 10c if BOSTON WOVEN hands hnd made were gone with her. There was a hastily scrawled note on the table, reading simply : I have gone to find my stolen buby. For never dared they tell her again that the child was dead or show her its little grave. To Nellie's perturbed mind the incessant burden of her thoughts was that the child had been stolen, and now she had gone in quest of it ' For a week the distracted mother and sisters, and in fact the entire interested community, engaged In a wide search for the missing Nellie. Not a trace was discovered and Drury came home to face a double sorrow. She must have wandered away and perished in some lonely spot; perhaps her distracted mind has driven her to suicide, wept the anguished Mrs. 1 German. Chorus Baseball fans will never forget Harry (Hank) Gowdy. The tall blond catcher of .the Boston Braves has made his name among professional ball players by no act on the diamond, although he is known by repututlon wherever our national game is played. Gowdy is the first player among the hundreds eligible for national service in the major league who has enlisted. By thus coming to the front by his own voluntary act lie not only displays a true Americanism which reflects great credit upon him personally, bat also that of his profession. But he also has dor an act that undoubtedly will be emulated by others of the professional diamond. , Gowdy is no ordinary ball player. Neither is he of ordinary mold. He is a recognized leader among those of his profession; a man with character and brains. Gowdy is a man' who would have been successful in most any vocation that he might have selected, had not his skill as a ball player made him one of the best catchers in the RAY CHAPMAN HELPS INDIANS Best Shortstop in American League In In Stride 1915 Again Is Speedy on Bases. One factor in the Indians getting Into the first division is the return of Ray Chapman to the form he displayed In 1915, when he was known as the best shortstop in the league when every department of the game was considered. He Is fielding brilliantly again,, is hitting over .300, has made many -base hits, is getting syt bases consistently, leads in stolen bases and is r. tied for second honors as a His speed on the bases has been marvelous, especially when one recalls extra- run-gette- 1 oldest of the baseball organizations. For five years he him been the mainstay of the Braves back of the bat, and his work always has been conscientious and marked by a degree of skill that marked him a leader of those playing his position. He came into unusual prominence in the worlds series between Boston and the Athletics in the fall of 1914, when the Braves were the first to win the championship title by taking four straight gomes. Gowdy was the batting' hero of the series. He also caught all the games for Boston, and his playing - all-rou- as a catcher was never more brilliant in his career than in these games. Standing more than six feet, weighing close to 190 pounds, of fine intelligent face, with a shock of waving blond hair, he always has been a conspicuous figure on the professional diamond. Gowdy sacrifices a salary of $6,000 as a ball player to serve his country in the humble capacity of a private in the Ohio National Guard. All honor and 'glory to Gowdy. ElIBBEK CO. NICKELS DIMES AND in Small Coins Declared Due to Widely Adopted Practice of Thrift Shortage Shortage of small coins, complained of by banks, may be due partly to the practice of saving buffalo nickels and the new dimes, bankers siyr, according to the Minneapolis Journal. Many persons have formed the habit of putting away the buffalo coins or the new ten-cepieces on the d nt theory that the saver can accumulate considerable sums In this way and yet do it so gradually that he never misses It" The shortage of nickels and dimes probably fs due In part to this practice. There Is, however, an even more stringent shortage of pennies, which has been felt for the last six months. Bankers said the penny famine probably was due to recently Instilled thrift among children. Pennies given them by parents, coins that formerly went back Into circulation as quickly as little feet could flutter to the dome candy store, now find their way Into the toy bank. . DIAMOND NOTES Looks like the ing, but stooping. Pirates arent stand- Guy Morton, the Cleveland pitcher, has come back as well as ever. Seven American league managers are heartily in favor of Ruthless baseball. Judge is making a better record at the bat as the Washingtons' lead-of- f man. Umpire A1 Orth has a son who is a second lieutenant in the United States army. Mule Watson of the Cardinals Is a great .pitcher against the Cincinnati Reds. Earl Mack, the son of the Athletics, is now with the Harrisburg team as catcher. The Detroits are down In the race, but Ty Cobb is getting his base hits just the same. yMaisel Is as fast as ever. He is worrying the enemy with his speed on the base paths. Casey Stengel has put the Dodgers into their stride, which has been short for a long time. , Mule Watson has the speed and curves, but he seems to lack the nec- essary headwork. Chief Myers' stole a base the other day. Next thing we know Ernie Koob will be getting a hit Some baseball teams are not satisRay Chapman. that three years ago he broke his an- fied to go South in March, but insist kle and a year ago was out a month on going South again la July with water on the knee, an accident Cy Fnlkenburg made a that many thought would result in his hit the other days Cy wont be paitfd up. slowing to get another hit until 1919. . Must Occupy Upper Berths. some And of the American league on Because of limitations passenger seem to think it is service ball clubs hereafter will pintle but one special sleper in making ihey are ploying, not basebalL trips Instead of two, as has been the 1TK)vely Leads Athletics comments ordinary concession to major league clubs. That means that some unfor- an alert contemporary. Such a name tunate athletes will have to occupy up- should go well with ping pong and other strenuous athletic sports. i per berths. of Passengers Good old British gulls Westminster Gazette. But Drury took heart of hope. lie started forth on a systematic search A Healthful Drink. for his missing wife. He found Buttermilk is a most healthful drink. traces of the bereft mother here and there. She had been seen, miles away If people would drink buttermilk infront the home village, by a number of stead of whisky, it would probably Ever and always her lips be better.for all concerned. Scientists people. framed the plaintive cry: Have you tell us that there are germs in sour seen anything of a little stolen babe, miifc which fight against the germs with blue eyes. Just like its fathers?" causing death to the human body. It Picturesque Old Boys. Thus, wandering from farmhouse to is also said that buttermilk has a lend IVhcn the vigorous young athletes humlet. Nellie had gone. Where the ency to lengthen life. People in some dnrkened gloom of her mind was sus- parts of Europe drink largely of sour go to the front the baseball playing by old boys who are incapacitated for pected. she was tenderly treated and milk, and these live to a very great old the will be picturesque at least vor Dean. given food and shelter, but she would age. Prof. H. fL Reeves. SAVING FIRST BASEBALL PLAYER TO ENLIST IN ARMY. Gulls. Overheard in the train : First Passenger (very confidential Do you know how they catch the submarines? I heard all about it the other day from a friend in the admiralty. First Passenger They watch the gulls. The Germans throw out a lot of bread and stuff, and the gulls come round to eat It, and our chaps know the submarines there, and just go in and kill It. Second rnssenger Yes ; but how can they be sure it aint one of ours? I suppose ours throw out bread, too, dont they? Thats very First Passenger Ah simple. They can tell from the dee meanor of the birds when its German The bread and when its English. birds look disgusted like when its BOSE oa kw C.bridQW ve In an Instant Nellie Was on Her Feet. TEAT two-bas- e tall-ende- rs Trying to tell where those top three National league teams will finish is Ilka trying to tell where you are by looking out of a train window at night Nothing to Run Into. When I was in the railroad business, said Chauncey M. Depew once, the president, of a small line waited on me to request an exchange of courI interrogated him, and he tesies. , said proudly: On our line, sir, not only has s collision never occurred, but on oui line a collision would be impossible. Impossible? said L Oh, come; I know that the latest automatic safe-tdevices are excellent things. Bui impossible is a large word. Its literally true with us, sir,!, hi replied. How can It be? said L 'Why,' said he, we own only one train. " Railway Empoyees' Mag zlne. More War Knowledge. 'x A patriotic young woman who hot been taking the war situation seriously since the advent of the United States into the 'fray, remarked the other evening after a careful perusal ol the paper that she could not under stand how the German Junk dealer! had so much Influence in determining the course of the wan on the part ol Prussia. Investigation disclosed the fact thal she had been studying an article dealing with the fttitnde of the junkers," or the party Af tiie landed arlstocracj In Prussia. Indianapolis News. Further Uses for Aluminum. Aluminum Is now being substituted In place of wood in the manufacture of automobile bodies. Large section! of aluminum castings are now used in making tonring cars and the to, closed bodies of certain other motor cars, a use which was not practicable ten years ago. Cast aluminum is alse used for making automobile dashes Bodies made of it are lighter "that those made of ether sheet metal, and have a rigid surface that will not deni . ' easily in case of accident. The atom Innm surface retains paint well, and the increased rigidity makes the cai more durable. t . Liberty is beyond all price.