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or. to tell the truth. I am not sure.
jHe had always spoken very well of
Tenney, yet since we were married
jhe has evidently not seen much of
him. Perhaps this is due to my dis
jlike for the man who is neither true
ito the woman who is still his wife or
the woman for whom his most inter
ested attentions had spelled scan-
al. At last I said: "I don't think so,
"Well, Mr. Tenney thinks a lot of
ick and says he wished he knew you
I "When did he tell you this, Mollie
jdear, and where did you meet him?"
"Why, don't you remember Dick
(introduced me to him the night I
(went to dinner with you and we had
"You mean YOU had the arti
chokes," I gibed. "I don't like them,
but I don't remember that he said
that to you that night.
"No, he said it to me the night be
fore you came back. I was in the
flower shop ordering some roses to be
sent to brighten Aunt Mary's rooms
when she got here and he came in to
order some posies, too. He seemed
awfully glad to see me and asked all
about Dick and you, and when I told
him about Aunt Mary he insisted that
my modest half-dozen roses should
be made into three dozen. (So that
is the secret of that great bunch of
roses for which I had been on the
point of finding fault with Mollie
about her extravagance.) He also
bought me a great bunch of violets
and orchids and, as it was getting
nearly dinner time, he took me home
in his car."
. Mrs. Tenneys words rose in my
mind: "Bill Tenney cannot be true
to anyone nor anything not even
himself. A pretty face arid it is all
off with him."
Isn't this' much-quoted idea that
men always stand up for each other
a foolish untruth? Bill Tenney's
much-vaunted friendship for Dick did
not keep him from jeopardizing his
young sister's reputation just be
cause she was frank, unsuspecting
While I was trying to decide just
how I would explain matters to Mol
lie the telephone rang.
(To Be Continued Tomorrow.)
(Copyright, 1914, by the Newspaper
The curator of the museum in
Golden Gate park, San Francisco, has
made a most important discovery. In
repairing the swathings of the mum
my of an Egyptian woman he discov
ered that the woman's jaws were
tightly locked. Evidently her jaws
were forcibly closed so that she
couldn't talk while she was still alive.
It is a clear explanation of Egypt's
lack of progress. For centuries on
centuries Egypt stood at a standstill
and is today the most backward, as
well as one of the oldest nations.
They fastened woman's jaws so that
she couldn't talk.
There's no joke in the foregoing.
"The hand that rocks the cradle is
the hand that rules the world," and
the tongue that talks to man is the
tongue that makes man go. It. has
been so since first Adam woke up and
it is going to be more so.
WHAT DO YOU MEAN: "BY THE
SKIN OF YOUR TEETH?"
Don't scold Johnny if he tells you
he got through his high school ex
ams, "by the skin of his teeth." John
ny may not be a Bible student, but
in this case, at least, he's using a very
good Biblical expression. Look up the
twentieth verse of the nineteenth
6hapter of Job and you'll find the pa
triarch uses the words "I am escaped
with the skin of my teeth," which in
plain United States means a narrow
Mrs. (Catherine B. Davis, .commis
sioner of correction in Mew
city, makes the assertion that 100
women prisoners are mpre trouble
than 600 men offenders.