"Yes," nodded Minna quietly, "that
Is where I found it where you had
hidden it, where I saw you rush when
you thought the house was on fire."
Hope had turned deathly pale.
"You you are going - to tell
Booth?" he stammered.
""I've got to," answered Minna,
"but no one else oh, how could.you
rob a good, kind-hearted man like
Hope did not wait for Booth tp
come home. He left within the hour.
If he had any sensibility he must
have experienced some pangs of hu
miliation and remorse when, the fol
lowing week Booth sent him $500
and offered to sell the old home for
"And now we can get married,"
spoke Booth blithely. "You dear lit
tle woman! What a splendid detec
tive you would make!"
Answer: He gives his characters
permission to smash hats.
TODAY INt ILLINOIS HISTORY
Dec. 13, 1737. Plans were made
by the French for the construction of
a fort in Illinois.
The starfish has no nose, but the
whole of its under side is endowed
with the sense of smell.
DON'T KISS HER TOO MU.CH
BOYS, SAYS CAT GIRL
Miss Louise Gebhardt Cann
Seattle, Wash. Here, you fellows
that don't kiss your wife a dozen
times a day you've a defender, at
You're perfectly right not to be too
kissiferous, says Miss Louise Geb
hardt Cailn, author, artist and "fu
turist" "A dull woman possibly may have
to be caressed and babied contin
uously," says Miss. Cann, "but the
woman who does things in the world,
the woman of spirit and mettle, will
grow irritable under too much affec
tion!" Miss Cann is the model for "The
Blue Cat," a painting by Taaaka, Ja
panese artist of Seattle, which creat
ed a fury of controversy because it
was said to imply a deprecation of
Tanaka maintains that all charm
ing women are "like cats," and Miss
Cann upholds this fancy on all seri
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