"Oh, you are Mr. John Walton? 1
Vane will be so delighted!"
The old gentleman looked about
the neat parlor into which he was
shown in anapproving way.
"Sorry i am going to disturb you
here," he remarked, "for you are cer
tainly to be envied in this home-like
"But you are not going to disturb
us!" exclaimed Lois heartsomely. "It
will give us the most wonderful pleas
ure to welcome you to our home."
"Thank you, dear, but I have come
to take you back to the city. So you
are the true-hearted girl, unlike a
good many of the others, who really
loved my grandson for himself and
not for his money?" propounded the
old man, his eyes fixed commendingly
upon the neat little housewife.
Lois blushed and looked embarr
"Well, it was all a test," continued.
Mr. John Walton. "I wanted to be
sure that Vane was not being caught
by a fortune hunter. When I wrote
Vane that my timber investment had
gone beyond my control, it was
true but I had sold out at a princely
profit. When I spoke of 'the wreck'
well, there was a wreck at one of the
logging camps when a small engine
A few months later at a fashion
able function in the city, Miss Kan
some and Miss Bradner sat spell
bound as Vane Walton and his beau
tiful wife came into evidence.
"What a beautiful costume!" com
mented Miss Ransom.
"Yes, indeed, we must cultivate the
dear girl," added Miss Bradner.
So runs the world.
(Copyright by W. G. Chapman.)
E. T. Stotesbury, Philadelphia mil
lionaire partner of the late J. P. Mor
gan, copyrighted his wife's picture so
newspapers couldn't use it after a
dinner she gave recently. At the din
ner monkeys were allowed to run
about the room picking rare orchids
to pieces for their amusement.
WILSON'S ENVOY TO REBEL
y Qr BROWN
William Bayard Hale, personal rep
resentative of President Wilson who
conferred at Nogales, Sonora, with
Venustiano Carranza, leader of Mexi
can rebellion against Dictator Huerta.
DIARY OF FATHER TIME
I wonder how many people know
the origin of the striped pole to be
found outside every barber's shop.
Anciently, barbers performed minor
operations in surgery, and in particu
lar, when blading was customary,
it was to the barber that the patient
applied. To assist this operation,' it
being necessary for the patient to
grasp a staff, a stick or pole was
always kept by the barber.surgeon,
together with the bandaging he used
for tying the patient's arm. When
the pole was not n use the tape was
tied to it so that they might be both
together when wanted, and in this
state pole and tape were hung at
the door as a sign. At length, instead
of hanging out the identical pole us
ed in the operation, a pole was paint
ed with stripes around it in imitation
of the real pole and bandage, and
thus came the sign.
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