crackling flames. He selected a
"bomb," aimed, let it drive.
Crash,! It struck a spot spurting
flames in the roof the blaze sub
Again and again he fired his glass
globe ammunition. Whenever the
brittle globes landed, they seemed to
smother the flames like wet salt
By the time the superannuated fire
apparatus of the town arrived, the
blaze had been extinguished.
"Hurrah!" yelled the delighted
"What's this?" challeriged the
sheriff, who had reached the scene
and stood glaring down at several
globes still remaining in the basket
"Oh, only a patent fire extinguish
er I've been experimenting on," ex
plained the young professor.
And he smiled quietly, for his in
vention had proven its own success;
he had saved the property of the girl
he loved, and he thought tenderly of
Edna as he turned away from the dis
comfited sleuth, James Wilson.
By Betty Brown
Hoops may be on the way, but the
hooplet is here! You'll see it on the
newest gowns just a little hoop of
cord running stiffly through the bot
tom of the skirt giving that pretty
flare on which fashion insists just
Besides the hook-like cord ruches
and bias bands, many of them boned
are used to flare out the skirts from
the ankles in imitation of real hoops.
Muffs for her ankles is milady's
latest frivol A band of beaver or
other close shorn fur is hooked snug
ly around the angle. The anklet is
worn with the high buttoned boot of
society, rather than the ordinary
shoe for knockabout use.
How oft, alas, he comes to view
To terrorize the scene
The crank who thinks that he is due
To run the whole machine.
FAVERSHAM MAKES HER STAR
IN AN HOUR
Fame swooped down upon Arleen
Hackett the other night when on an
hour's notice William Favershaw
made her his leading woman in "The
Hawk." The serious illness of Julie
Opp left Faversham without a co
star on the eve of his Chicago en
gagement Miss "Hackett was given
a trial, she "made good" and now
half the theatrical world is talking
about the new star.
Largest sponge ever found came
from the Mediterranean. It was three
feet across and ten feet in circumference.
The pneumonia season. is at hand.
To escape it, don't KiDernate venti
late. And "don't dissipate
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