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lent triumph. "Now, then, for the
One of his confreres had carried
an oblong box all the time. He
opened it now. Within was a bomb
like object with a long fuse attached.
I discerned their design to destroy
the house and all within it by dyna
mite. It was then that I resisted, to be
downed by the trio. I was knocked
senseless. The three men were gone
when I recovered, but, not five feet
away, was a sputtering fuse, steadily
eating its way to the deadly explo
sive. My hands and feet were both
, First, i writhed; then I shouted;
then I rolled. I was no easy task to
make a final lunge which landed me
directly across the fuse, two feet
away from its hissing, fiery end. My
lips and teeth closed over, it I bit,
chewed. Success! It was severed!
Almost immediately some one
came down the stairs from above,
holding a lamp. It was Mr. Marevelli.
I'had, it seemed, kicked shut an elec
tric controller of the electric light
meter, thus plunging the house into
darkness. Marevelli had' descended
to the cellar to learn the cause of the
He needed only my simple stbry
and environment to comprehend. My
description of the men fully advised
him of enemies who had threatened
him with death time and again and,
who, after securing papers that in
criminated them in past criminality,
had started the execution of brutal
The men were under lock and key
within 24 hours. Before that space
of time had elapsed I was a hero in
the eyes of Marevelli, who had pre
viously suspected me as an emissary
of the plotters?
And Naomi? I was basking anew
in the sunlight of her loving smiles.
(Copyright, 1917, W. G. Chapman.)
Neither our virtues nor vices are
our own. Johnson.
SUFFRAGIST MAY BE QUEEN OF
Alice Carpfsstzfl, .
The future queen of. Wall street
may be Miss Carpenter, famous suf
fragist leader, who has broken into s
finance there. A stock exchange
firm has made .her manager of its
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LENTEN MENUS FOR ONE DAY.
By Biddy Bye.
.Breakfast. Fruit; milk toast;
Luncheon. Peanut butter sand- (f
wiches; tomato jelly salad; tea.
Dinner.. Cream of turnip soup;
macaroni and cheese in individual
ramekins; apple sauce. and ginger
There is no traffic congestion on
the straight and narrow path.)