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"Whom you kidnaped!" burst out
"Perhaps. She don't regret it.
Read the letter and see," and he lowv
ered a hand and took an envelope
from his breast. ' --
Maurice perused it. The signature
was Vinnie Dale. It simply asked
him to come with the bearer of the
"I will go with you," said Maurice,
but distrustfully. "If you are leading
me into a trap I will shoot."
"You won't shoot you'll be glad,"
declared Burt, still smiling.
It was dusk when he led Maurice
up to a rambling lighted structure in
the midst of a dense wood. The as
tonished Maurice saw within a room
Vinnie Dale, graceful, sprightly and
happy faced as ever, teaching a girl
companion a dancing step.
"You see, we Burts are pretty
closely watched and father is still
alive and in hiding," explained young
Burt. "He Is going to Alaska and
Sis and I to some high-toned rela
tives in the East. I stole your girl to
teach' Sis how to play the lady see?
As soon as Miss Dale found that out
she was willing to stay She sent
that note to you, but you had left
.Precious note it proved that Vin
nie had a certain interest in him,
how deep, Maurice soon knew.
And when the explanations had
been made the happy lovers knew
"that for teaching Sis to be a lady
enough to clear the Triumph mine of
all debt was to be the reward.
WHO makes slurring
about an elderly person,
WHO sicks dogs on each other so
that he can watch a fight,
WHO is always playing jokes that
may cause injury,
Has got a screw loose somewhere.
Amsterdam stands on 100 islands
connected by 300 bridges.
GORGEOUS EVFNING GOWN HA&
Every year evening gowns seem to
grow more gorgeous in design and
material. The accompanying model
is an excellent example of the fact.
This gorgeous costume was designed
in Vienna. It is made of a very fine
silk crepe. The corsage and tunic is
chiffon,, heavily embroideied with,
beads. . , jj
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