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bgjlif gait jEafc g t flroita i I
mmi JtRIEl?" cable from Loudon
hVi Announced, a. few days ago,
,'lbnt the widow of the lion.
Bbry Jacob Dclaval Astley. son of
Bf' Fioreuce Wllloughby, aud
or the Marquis .of Conyng
jHB. ,bad received half a milliou
jRj,rs ,the will or her late hus
B who was killed falling from
Bhe:oriIaDe. The widow;, said the
Bj ws two years ago a MH v '
B." daughter of an old and
B Ohicagn family. Some ' of
Bikpatciies added that although
B. exceedingly proud Willonghuy.H
Bf CoDvngbanr; bad disapproved
JK Aiqcv.ic:))) wife, the tragic
jB' lUc Tor. Astley bad recon
jtb'jm fo ber and they bad def
B$r akon in charge herself and
jBtohltv sr.clai fortune.
Pf cable? were wron:r in on"
.SB? iHerpRtitic point. The widow
KWIpv Is not of auy w.'-althy or
,gjB Chicago fiimi.'y, a Httle more
t'jK1 M'l'o? rears nqo sIk-' was a.
(P!P1J"ii"! ?irl liv the PTclianee at
jRsriii'k. :i suburb or Philadelphia,
"lliup a wage of ?3 a welch.
I.' fco-nlilon now by the family
Irr tittsbiiud. tbe naughtiest and
tSmf7 ft" most powerful in Eng
Wti wakes certain the ambition
WmtMxe, whQn at the switc.b
BMf'"" -U" bit ion fronted, by :
M?' 'jininy .nt two photographs of
HBj 'e Clifford, now tbe duugbter-
jB'tr 2t stpn in ber desire came
iSBa ?V did not expect. Tt enn)
BN' when sbo bad hopp-'l
kKf1"1 conir through .mother lit".
JB?, Is months ago she wrote to
Irtcnd hi t bia -oinitry I bat nl
fB1 hrr husband bad come into
ijBMwHage. sbe bad not been roc
IBPd by bis family. Also she
'rrlod bopau? he had taken
iBJViatlon. But b? bad promised
BBMfia-aTrtlo;. i bat if ever they had
JVMhe would give up" the hazard
B W. ah.? hoped, too. that tbe
M'ould turn tbf hearts of bin
$JmW U taEardoua to wisb for a
sBy too Btrously. Hov. this girl
Bn h-r on in a melodrama in
B,'"c a. modern novel worked
M;1'1 actualities, it follows:
ifl Scenario for Act. t,
fliR's no more romance left in
jawucd Mav Kinder, sitting
aBforc the switchboard in the
J at Manayunk- May Kinder
SB 'lender and young, -with flaxen-
-Boio fWUl1 so!(1' ai?fl wltb xes
IBvonder how on earth I can get
f)jKJUr8 1 wnt. -when t can't save
mm?7 frou my $5 a week," she
J- Tbeu bbe glanced at a paper
jSE .ber- It was ornamented with,
flotfjgrap oC a gjrl on her
! cnjbVlng; beside that picture
IKum BHtue slrl looking very
liKi ."From Bcrubvoman to
t?r-in.law or an carl," sbo
JWM: J'ss Kinder scanned the ar
Ihfascinallou. Then 'she
(WKeru might he vomnnce," Gbn
HK- i'0a'rc not pretty as T.
3B4&,1'; you've (iol1e surly 1
HP'e8n to winb. And at tula
cmpW manager 1 Wliirf.jSSl : '-7 I
"No." be said. "I can't 00:K ' ' ' W. -" P: '?:
send a girl from here to mfL ' V, V y "IW
take ber place. The town's ? S' " , ' V, -WM
cleaned out of 'em. Pick fe. . .WW .
up eome rival of Bern- W " ' ' '
hardt there." - J
He rang off. May kin- fe; i -fek,
der heard opportunity 'Wlf-- "; - ''v:.-tW' - - A4e...
knocking on tbe beela of kt?7:T& Wt&rtt-i'tV? MiWMdtWMA04
corned It. fevfr--W -V-
"Pardon me." the road - V V W
onager beard a dulce, '
Ivg me a chance? I'll go ;.:-'-" ' ' '
on at once." Tbe mac teWfe; -'V.;-. ' .f X ' .
ager liked tbe voice. Later Up ;?? :;;''' .' ' v''--, :V ' .; . '-fcw ' ' -') '
be liked its owner. And :' ' ; '" '-'h '-'s H C'-f ' ..' '' -.V' . ' ' TU
that was why that okht W'V. ' ,v - ' til
Mav kinder was missing mX-tdl- &'"W&r - - ": gM?. S Telephone
from the Manayunk ofOct r ' A)m&.S Girl AUcr
and forever thereafter. W-Sft - She Had Be
She was on tho road car- mh ' - . '...y romr thc Hon. Mrs. Astley .with
loading comic opera lyrlcn - s ' J . : Tt " V ,,ir Threshold
instead of charming tbe . - XW. 6; ' - " S3Z$$8-S Her i'ect on the I nresnoi
snbscribero of tbe Man a- ;? &&&&sh- '.A,-; MmZ of ths Pccrasc
vunh exchange with her , .. m
iones. Also fihe v,a3 . hi'clla'u? llT a bent
nding bor wish. T Astley. aht. nm i i
Scenario for Act. 2.
Th" ''ompany in a couple of months
reached San Fraucleco. From there
she came to New York. Goorge
Lederer watched ber.
"Send ber to Loudon," be said.
"Slje'll be another Edna Ttfay." And
off to London went the extelepbone
slrl. The wisb was going fast to the
Tn London the vlcb and Htlcd meu
aDd the poets wbo made up eo large
a part of tbe' audiences at tbe Gaiety
approved of her mightily at once
She became tbe fashion there. Tbey
cvni named a hat for her.
"Dufc It's not enough." said May
Kinder to herself. "T've never heard
that Camillo Clifford bad any bats
named after ber-but sbe the
dnughter-in-law of an earl and sbe a
not near as pretty or so Intel Igent
as I. "So, I mUBt wisb harder. She
di5ir Thomas Llptoo was being por
ilousW considered when tho wlsii
hprse'eeemed to stumble. It "was this
way Just an the pulchrltudlnous
MtfiH -Kinder took Tier exit one night,
rrjtercd and was presented to her tJje
Hon. Henry Jacob Dclafal ABUej.
George Edwardes, tbe deity of the
Gaiety, had Buccumbcd to the Hon.
Antlpy's urgent retiuesls.
'you were perfectly delightful fbls
evening, you know." remarked the
Son Astley. "Simply rlppInV
Miss Kinder liked bim on the spot
"Who to be?" she asked Mr. Ed
wardec next day. "Mother is Lady
Florence Willougbby, one of the
umai'test women In Euglaod," :iid
bo. "The head of tho house is Lord
HaetlugK, and even nu xUnerlcan
knowa what that means only a
little 1C33 than the King. Ou alo
mother's side uncle la Murqula of
Conyogbam. Ail the big bugs in
bin families, mora or less. Only nn
accident be isn't a duke or somu
thiug like that. May be by auothec
accident any minute. Family enor
mously rich, enormously proud.
Father dead, and when bo comes ot
age he'll get 'The Ghecquers.' one oC
the finest entalea tu Englaud; also
balf a milliou to keep It up. How
old are you?"
"Nineteen," Bald Miss Kinder.
"He's twenty." said Mr. Bdw'nrdea.
".I wonder if 7 ought to put spurs
to that wish hor.se or just let him
run?" mused MIfs Kinder. Who
kuowa which she did?
Scenario for Act. 3.
Of course, they were warrlofl.
MIbb Kinder wna then in "The lo
lar Prlnoesa" and the wedding v,ns u
very quiet one.
Of courae.-T know you're perrectlj
rlppin'." saifl the Hon. Astley. ' but
the folks are .so very peculiar. U
doesn't make any difference 1C you
didn't descend from Wllllum the
Conqueror, but they did from away
before that ujwturfc Wouldn't mat
ter but tbe muter 1ms charge or all
my money. Haven't a cent, you
kuow. of my own till I'm ot us'i.
Let's not tell about It till I uro ul
"All right.'" said the former
switchboard biren of Manayunk. bao
went right ou playing tor three
week3. Thou somehow or other the
ueWB leaked out. . . ni,0,,t
"I know Caoniie uovetf told nuout
i.nt eh aw. before she vent ontlu.
ffvcBi ihoush Lady Willougbby
couldn't 'uhv? tukeu tUe matter uorj
bi-Ill-erwnilv lhau bbe did. bhe look
so belligerently that young
Atlev sighed for the worst days at
Manayunk as peaceful velle T. n
wnsu't monotonous. Lady Flm-eu
saw to that. AM the labors or Her
3?r into one rtwldjiajij
equal the Toree she put into trylDg
to parb her sou aud tbe charming
CbryBca, of "Tho Arcadians."
"Con't make me leave you." said
ber husband. "But dash it, she cer
. t.'iinly cau make it rlppin' unpleas
autl.Owc everybody and haven't a
cent! She won't give me a cent.
either! Got the right; to-keep it, you
know! Got the right to cut me off
until T come of age!"
."How long is that, dear?" cooed
the new Mrs. Astley.
-'Eight months," said the discon
. o'.:Ke Honorable.
"We'll live HI! then ou what I've
aved." snld bis bride. "It'll just
a bout do tr. Thank goodness you're
And so the- did. Lady WtII.oughby
ut hen so did all Lady WIHoughbyT3
"I wonder IT Camllle had such a
time as this?" sighed tho bride.
"Well, anyway. Delavel Is just lovely
uud as dear Mr. Edwardes said"
Scenario for AcL 4.
This Is a very serious act. Mighty
renl affectiou permcutes it and real
' tmgedy ives It color.
Klq;bt months were up. Tbe Hon.
Ast.VVwas of age. To him. auto
mat k'all.v and beyond his family'
i-fiatrn!. came "'rhe (''.hecqllcrs, and
bia balf a million to maintain it.
Tbe two wpre verv m'H-h in love.
The Wllloujjhbys. the Hastings and
the C'onnyiighams still sulked und
none of them ever came to see the
two but they didn't care much.
"Let. Camllle bo tho daughter-lulu
w of an old earl." said the former
telephone girl to herself. "T lov
Delaval and the with can go hang."
But wishes once started have a
dangerous way of goiug ou despite
. .3 ..f V... nn if'nn
- stui'led them.
The Hon. Astley suddenly got til?
Idi'a tbaL he would like to be. useful.
"I'm goiug to tuke up avlatlou.''
hf said our day. "Getting n 'plane
built f'jr me now. Going to try to
do RC'i'iethinr 'Tab Only other real
thing I "Ver did was to marry you
and It's started, me in the habit" HM
"But ifa so dangerous!" objected wSl
"Not c bil of it if you're careful"- ffl
And so he flew. There wasn't a jflH
time that the little American girl IB
didn't watch htm with ber heart In m
ber mouth. But her husband aa jUH
stubborn. lie crossed tbe EngJisb 'MB
Channel and made a record. H9 H
was getting to be known as one of HH
the best of the English amateurs. IH
one of the men who in event of the JflH
ei-pecled war with Germany might HB
be depended upon to help lead the Wm
Then came second fall. Astley,
giving an exhibition flight at Hen-
don, soared brilliantly for the delee- iH
tatlon of thirty thousand specta- H
tors. He dropped 150 feet straight IH
to death. iHfl
That has only been a few weeks
ago. And only a few days ago, 'H
when the will was read, the little
American telephone girl stood tip flH
In her widow's weeds. The "Wil- WM
loughbys. tho Hastings and tb.9 BH
Conynghams v.ere all there- flH
"I don't want tbo money -or the JB
estate," said she. "After all. I W
loved my husbaud for bimEolf. You 1M
never helped us and you never Ifl
cared tor him after he married me. IH
Tako the monej you can't taLs
bia memory from me. And that'
all that is worth while."
"Yoti were my dear son's wife." JB
said Lady Wil lough by. "Wo are IB
v.Tong. 7 ask you to love mo and IB
to live with me. Tho Checquers la 11
youra and ail he bad is rightfully JB
yours. And so my love is yours. JH
After all. there Is something IB
likeable about even proud WIJ- IB
loughbys and Hastings, and so on. B
And " that Is why thG girl wbo
ur to tbe Manayunk telephone ex- IB
change. She doesn't care anything IB
about her wish but you can't stop IB
the consequencea once you'fe
5cenar:o for Act. 5. U
Who knowB? H
what sbi dl:: hetoro sne H
"Ymip Eves Show the Sie pt Your Brain 1
SCIENCE has recently discovered that the
weight of tbo brain tu animals Is invariably
In exact proportion to tho size of the eye.
Tbe larger tho eyo an animal possesses. iue
larger lta brain 1e found to be.
Thin discovery is of great value to science,
because it will help tn estimating the mental
powerd of men and animals.
Professor Henri Laugler, a French scientist,
ic the author of this discovery, U first came to
bis attention when ho was examining Borne fish
caught, off tho coast of Brittany.
Thero a a fish, common In this region, known
as "tho dorado" and sometimes called the gilt
head in Engllub. There are two epcclca of gllt
hcads, one pink aud tbo othor gray. 1 he pln-i
risb has a much larger eye than tho gray one.
Having cut opon several or these Ashes just
after they wcro caught. Professor Laugler waa
struck by tho fact that tho large-oyed flsb alwayD
had a larger brain. Tho average figures he ob
tained by examining tbe flsb were an follows:
gray flsb. pink fish,
Weight of body 1 lb. 12 . J lb. 14 jw.
Brain weight 1 grains .2 grains
iiinmnffr of eve 91 inch. muiea
The f same relaliou between eye and brain
weight ho found to exist In- every animal he
lOi-lU examine and in every ono concerning
which he could obtuin the necessary stiu sties.
For instance, he found the Utile tree frog had- a
much larger eye than the larger marsh frog and
also a much larger brain. The samo thing was
found to be true of a great many species of flsb
Ju the higher animals, having a more compli
cated brain development, the same rule was
lound to applv. For instance, Professor Laugier
pstabllBbed the following comparjsona between
a' red squirrel and a common brown rat, which
are ordinarllv uf about the same weight:
SquirreL Brown Rat.
Body weight 101? oa. 13 oz.
Brain weight os. os.
IDye diameter 2-5 inch lo inch.
Tho relation between the size of the eye and
me orain seems oieany esLaDiisuea. hux. aocs nH
the larger brain Imply greater intelligence?
Tbo brown rat, which has the smaller brain, ij B;
a very intelligent little animal, und It would be OB
difficult to prove that he is lens intelligent than HK
tho red squirrel. This is a point which la not HR
yet cleaned up. IB
The early naturalists assorted that Intelligence B
was tn proportion to brain weight among the 9Bj
animals. This was shown to bo absurd, for It lg
would have made the largest mammals the moat iSB
Intelligent. The whale has a brain weighing ujJB
7o pounds, tbe elepbaut ono of 12 pounds, whllo GB
tho brain of man weighs only .1 JM0 poundo. Fjfl
Tho fact is hat nerve centres arc In proportion 111
10 tbe 5:'.e? of the animal, and, n the nerve lu
centres of the body havo corresponding points am
In tbe brain, the largo animal must have a IB-
heavy brain. jf
Then a now ihobry was ndvancd that Ujo illw
weight of the briilu, consldnred iu relation, to ffjB
rhe slr.e of tbe animal, would be an indication wffi
of intolllgenoe. This wus again shown to bo S
absurd, for it would hav9 proved the largest auj RB
mals to be invariably tbe least intelligent, SM