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NOT WHOLLY VANITY
Why Joe Purchased $10 Worth
BY MARTHA M'CULLOCH-WIL-LI4M8.
"Buy a story, please, air a teeny,
R-eeny story," Josephine Mabtn call
ed to Latimer hall In, halt out of his
door. "You don't want to be con
structively guilty of cruel and unusual
punishment that I know," she ran
on, cotnliij; lnsldo and moving a lit
tle uncertainly toward his desk.
Lutlinar sprang up, sot a chair for
her, and mado to seat her, but she
shook her head. "Dassent I'd never,
never have tho courugo to rlso again,"
Bho said, then holding out a small
foot In a shoe still smaller, "Johnny
do believe this Isn't wholly vanity
tho girl who sold them was a hypno
tist." "Whero were you going to need
uch lino foot-feathers?" Latimer in
terrupted almost savagely,
Tho offending foot-feathers were
One, indeed tho latest cry of the
mode as to shape and stuff. At rest,
Joe's foot did look protty In them
when she walked or tried to, her clas
tic instep becamo wooden, her pinched
toes were alternately dead or full of
"Sit down!" Latimer ordered, "and
tell mo the wholo story. You surely
have not been out with that Parish
"Tho shoes contradict you that's
Just why I suffer from them," Joe
said with something betwixt a frown
and a pout "Ten dollars' worth of
agonyl Isn't that tough?"
"Not aB tough as tho Parish gang,"
Latimer exploded. "See hero, Joe,
you know I'm your big brother by
appointment :ut them outl I say
it! And I mean it down to the
"I wish I could," Joe said half un
der breath, then more articulate:
"Johnny I must make you under
stand. 1 promised I wouldn't but
you are my other self "
"What's to understand?" Latimer
Joe reached for bis hand. "Tho
truth," sho said. "I don't like tough
ways, nor people but I have to mako
pretense of It because you see, If
I get tho story all my hard tlmeB
are over. Deckwlth himself has
"But what is tho story V Latimer
Joe put her lips almost upon his
ear, as sho answered, "What's be
hind tho Norowlll divorce?. Parish
knowB, you see no's tho only one
who docs know, except the principals.
He ho thinks a lot of me, in his way.
If I keep letting him think so and
more he'll surely tell mo when he
knows what It will mean."
"You Infant!" Latimer Interrupted.
"Surely you can't think Parish will
give away his patron's secrets, oven
for your beautiful eyes? Why if ho
"You can't think I'd sell the story
even If I knew It, unless ho was will
ing?" Joe cried, trying to rise, but
falling back with a grimace.
Latimer took both her bands.
"That shows how fit you are for.nows
paper work. You can't and won't for
get that you're a lady born abovo
sneaking and sleuthing, and dirty pry
lngs generally. Give it up, child. Let
me send you home. Tell me, how are
iyou off? Need money? How much?"
i Joe turned away her head, fumbling
for her purse. Her oyes were so dim
she could barely see to open it. From
1t she shook into, her palm three cop
pers, a dime, a half dollar and a five
dollar gold piece. "Behold my world
ly wealth," she said, trying to speak
'(Bayly. "And I can't spend the gold
it's my christening money, you know,
kept for luck. But if only you'll
buy a storylet so I can get some
"I suppose you can go hungry," Lat
imer Interrupted curtly. "Why won't
you give up and go home? You know
Iyou can marry Billy Mason "
"Thank you I don't want Billy Ma
son I wquld rather be a free lance
In New York town with one square
meal a week than roll round In the
Mason auto all the days of my life,"
ho cried, rising and shutting her lips
on a groan. Uncertainly balancing
she smiled a gallant smile, saying:
"Sorry we can't do business must
hop along to somo other office."
"Wo can do business wo have got
to," Latimer said doggedly, pulling
some bills from his pockot and trying
to thrust them upon her. "Take It
Just an advance, you know you can
bring stuff when you got 'round to It,"
he said, looklug carefully over her
She smiled at him; but shook her
head, Baying as she pushed away the
money: "Johnny, don't you know
charity Is demoralizing? Besides you
can't afford it any more than 1 can
afford to take It. Don't worry my
rent Is paid to tho week-end and I'm
going to dine with Parish and a
chaperono Think .'11 let him propose
to me, then, tell him I can't say 'Yes,'
unless be gives me tho story and so
makes roe Independent?"
"If 1 thought you meant that I'd
shoot him," Latimer growled.
From the door- Joe called to him
saucily, "1 11 lot you know how I speed
in the morning I don't have to pay
teash for my 'phone calls."
j When she wbb out of hearing he
dropped his head on his desk a min
ute, swearing great silent oaths. Look
!' ng down ho saw. that she had dropped
ler story a pitiful wispy scrawl of
(cheap paj.er, less bulky than common.
(He knew it would not do that was
(the trouble. Her storlos nover would
Bo, even for the cheap and uncritical
tnagnulnu which claimed his services.
Their very virtues fought against
them Joe knew good literature, no
less good brooding. The broad
splashy effects that thrilled his pub
lic were not for her. If her people
lacked llfo thoy wore at the least do
ceutly tailored. Yet sho was set as
tho hills on making her way, hero in
tho boiling town, rather than go back
to the nagging of a step-mother nag
gings whoso root was tho prosperous
Latimer had known her from her
cradlo. Indeed, ho had carried her
plg-a-back several miles at least. He
had nover thought of her as a Bweot
heart. SwccthcurtliiR for him, indeed,
had ahvayB meant Agnes Ware. If
sho hud not thrown him over for his
rich undo ho should never have seen
Now York. His coming hud a cogent
reason why under heaven had that
willful Joo come Hkowlso7 why, find
ing herself so unfit, did sho foolishly
He bought tho poor llttlo story
paying for it from his own spare pocl
ct, but through tho mask of the mag
azine. After tho check had been sent
by messenger, he felt a bit caster,
though still ho cbuld not scttlo stead
ily to his work. Joe's face, wearing
that gallant smile abovo tho pain
marks, camo between him and the
pago ho read. Sho stayed with him
so persistently; Indeed,, he shut his
desk half an hour early, and went
scowling to the tiny chambers ho had
managed to And In a quiet oddy of the
They looked desolnto enough, yet he
had thought them cosy. Joo was the
matter even thero sho haunted him.
Ho went out quickly, made his way
to the park and walked thero with
swinging strides, until almost mid
night Then suddenly he felt hlmscll
faint with hunger, found an eating
place and fed hlniBelf decently. Aft
erward thero was another stroll. The
moon had come up transforming mag
ically even the sordid town. It was
late after mldnlght-when ho came
again to hlB own door and sat down
upon tho steps for n last bask In the
moonshine, a last cigar.
At first he barely noted a huddled
limp figure upon tho farther end of
the topmost step. It gavo him a turn
to have It suddenly slip down besido
him. Next miuuto Joo was saying In
"Johnny I you'll havo to send mo
home after all. I've fouud out I
won't do I'm too big a coward."
"How did you mako tho discovery?"
Latimer asked teasingly, laying his
hund on her arm.
She drew away from him over bo
gently. "Why you seo this wny. I
got tho Btory all right and Parish
said I could use it. But but I found
I couldn't do that. Why! Johnny tho
wholo secret Is Mrs. Norrowlll loved
her husband so sho wouldn't stand
in the way of his happiness after sho
found out ho loved somebody else.
And she sho mado believe to flirt
with the other man so her husband
would have a clear conscience. Could
you-could anybody, crucify a' woman
who would do that?"
"I know you couldn't," Latimer re
turned, his heart beating fast. Ho had
heard more than the words a subtly
vibrant sympathy. ' Joo must know
what that other woman felt waB It
possible she had loved him, Latimer,
all along? She was standing unstead
ily upon her poor pinched feet.
"It was so kind of you sending the
check," she murmured. "I had to come
and tell you when they said you
were out, I waited. Please fix it so
I can go homo Saturday but under
stand I won't marry Billy."
"No because you aro going to mar
ry me Instead," Latimer answered,
tucking her band over his arm. "1
am coming for you early in the fall
think you can bo ready?"
"I'm ready now unless you want
to send me away," Joe said, so low,
so sweetly, Latimer had to kiss her
then and there, regardless of tlmr
(Copyright. U12, by Associated Literary
Christianity In China.
An army lieutenant held a prayer
meeting in a Red Cross hospital in
the lutervalB between fighting at Han
kow. At Shanghai a society has been
formed, Including many of the local
leaders, with the object of translat
ing Christian belief Into practical poli
tics under the new government; and
of its members, all Christians, one
of the most prominent 1b Alexander
Y. Ting, trained in an American Mis
sionary college, M. A. and LL. B. of
Manchester university, barrister at
law of Lincoln's Inn anil doctor of law
by examination at tho hands of tho
late government In Peking.
To considerations llko theao add tho
fact that at least onothlrd of tho mem
bers of Dr. Sun's cabinet were Chris
tians, and It is seen that Christianity
is already a force In China. -Ono of
tho five hlghost officials in the new
government recently received a letter
of congratulation on bis appointment
from a missionary of world-wide repu
tation. In bis reply he said that he
hoped "that by obeying the voice of
heaven and the people he might be
able to help to establish a kingdom
of God on earth and make the govern
ment of the republic pure and righ
teous." These details may help one to real
ize what CbriHtlanlty In China must
mean in tho future. Leslie's Weekly.
8alt the Best Preservative.
After many Usts under government
Buporvlslon In Germany, suit has been
found tho best preservative for but
ter. Tip to Husbands.
A woman can stand a lot from her
husband, so long us he treats net
courteously. Detroit Free Press.
(TJy R. O. Bl.t.l.KHS, Director of Evening
Dppnrtmvnt, Tho Moody lllblo Institute
LESSON FOR OCTOBER 6.
JE8U8 WALKING ON THE SEA.
LKSSON TEXT-Mnrk C.-t0.
OOLOtCN Tl2XT-"Hiit Btrnlntitway
Jesus spuko unto them, snylng. He of
Rood cliccrj it is I; bo not afraid." Mat
The miraclo of tho feeding of the
Avo thousnnd marks n crUls In the
liro of Jesus. (John 6:15). Tho human
ity of Jcbub 1b shown in that as booh
as ho had performed thnt miraclo he
first sends away Ills dUclplefl, thon
sends away tho multitude, whllo he
departB "Into n mountain to pray." To
nrnv tho Braver of thanksgiving, to
yrny for strength to withstand this
new temptation, (John 6:14, IB); to
pray for thoso whom ho had fed:
and surely to pray for his chosen oneB
that thoy might understand him and
Jesus had taken his disciples Into
tho mountnln for their own good.
(Mark 6:31) and now ho sends them
away lest thoy yield to tho advlco,
tho importunities, of tho crowd and
consort with them In their deslro to
mako Jobub a temporal rather than a
spiritual king. Such a courso would
havo preclpltnted matters. But In hlB
solltudo aB ho prayed, Jcbub wob
watchful of his own.
Ho had sent them Into tho storm
to avoid a greater danger, would ho
not watch oyer them? So with many
a testing in our Uvea. They Becm
severe, but how little wo know of tho
grenter danger wo havo missed. Ho
saw (v. 48) their distress long before
they saw their relief (v.49). Jesus
know tho need of prayor. Jcbub know
the need of solitary prayer as ho must
nass this crUlB. bo It wnB thnt while
ho lingered in prayer they wcro dis
tressed till "tho fourth watch," near
Ill Considered Test.
It Is not strange that they did not
recognlzo Jesus. Ho often comcB to
ub in wnyB wo do not at first recog
nize. In wayB that at first terrify ub,
but ho does not leavo ub long In bus-
penso. Wo read, ho "straightway"
rescued them "It 1b I; bo not afraid."
Notice ho assures them first who it 1b
that Ib near, "It 1b I." Thoy recognize
tho toneB of hlB fnmlllar volto and
then they wero ready for his words
of confldenco, "bo not afraid." So God
ncakB to ub In tho hour of out
darkest trial, saying "Lo, I am with
you always:" "bo not afraid
From tho parallel account by Mat-
thew (Matthew 14: 28-36) we read of
ter. HIb rash and 111 considered test
of the reality of Jesus' presence. Thon
wo Bee him as ho too compares him
eelf with tho angry Btorm and taking
hla eyes off of Jcbub begins to sink.
Peter's sharp, piercing cry; his clear,
definite, appeal is at onco answered
and Jesus leads him safely back into
How different is tho picture once
JesuB was in the boat, and how Boon
they reached tho goal toward whlcb
thoy had been struggling, (John 6:19,
21). If any one is at sea, if any one
la fruitlessly tolling against wind and
wave, only let them take JesuB on
board and soon they will reach a
safe landing place.
The disciples were amazed and
their hearts were hardened (vv. 61,
62). and this even after tho creative
miraclo of feeding the five thousand
why bo? It 1b evident that even
those nearest to him did not appre
hend the true meaning of this miraclo,
on tho contrary tholr hearts wore bar
dened, e. g.. blind.
The real Interpretation of Christ's
'miracles la not tlu wo are to be
amazed at the material manifestation
but that wo aro to see the spiritual
lesson and application.
It was a different reception Jesus
received when they reached Genne
caret (vv. 63-56). Thero ho Is recog
nized at onco. Thero they flock to
blm with their sick; ones and Mark
with a few deft strokes showB ub the
picture of a vast deal of healing. Nono
Is disappointed, for we read that as
many as touched him were mado
whole. Hla healing Is not confined
today to a single person, nor limited
to a peculiar placo or shrlno.
' In this lesson wo seo Jesus direct
ing his disciples. We Bee tho disciples
obeying that direction even though it
led them into contrary winds. We
see him as he walks into them bring
ing relief, superior to boisterous wind
and wave: His presence brought
peace as it always does to Btorm
tossed humanity. Hla assurance is
that of his own presence (Matt.
28:20), "It is I; bo not afraid." We
see Jesus anawerlng the fear of the
This is a lesson of many applica
tions. The story Is clear and simple.
Us values are for onr comfort and
help. The unseen Christ la by our
side. Miracles? They are only won
derful things, that is all. Something
beyond our ordinary experience. Shall
we discredit the sunlight becaus a pin
point enters to blind tho eye? ' Mira
cles to tho Christian are the mani
festations of n loving God, thoy aro
what ono would expect of tho Christ,
If ho bo tho Christ. Let uh lobk them
squarely in tho faco and pass on
"nlUnR the light of a clearer and
rt bountiful day.
EVIDENTLY OUT OF PLACE
Indignant Frenchman Had Some
f-ault to Find With Postmatter,
and Said So,
A Frenchman with a nnmu spoiled
a la Paris and pronounced sumi'tliing
llko Cachoo had nover learned to
rend or write, but ho managed to ills
Riilso tho fact protty well until hj
moved to a new community whore tho
nnnio was not common. Going to the
poHtollleo one morning ho Inquired:
"Got any mall for Joo Cn-ohoo?"
"What's tho nnmu?" Inquired tho
"Ca-chon. Jon Ca-choo."
"How do you spell It?"
"t'nn't you spell Joo Cachoo?"
".'o," said tho clerk, "I never heard
Then tho dlngunt of tho French
man, which hud been constantly rlH
liiK, boiled over and he snorted:
"Well, If you can't spell, why don't
you soil your old postoMco to some
one thnt can7"
BABY IN MISERY WITH RASH
Monroe, Wis. "When my baby was
six weeks old thero came a rash on
his fnco which finally spread until it
got nearly nil over his body. It form
ed a crust on his head, 'hair fell out
and tho itch wns tcrrlblo. When he
would scratch tho crust, tho water
would oozo out In big drops. On face
and body It was In a dry form and
would scale off. He was In grent mis
cry and at nights I would Ho awake
holding his hands so thnt ho could not
scratch and disfigure himself. I tried
simple remedies at first, then got
medicine, but It did no good,
"Finally a friend suggested Cutlcura
Remedies, so I sent for a sample to
seo wl'int they would do, when to my
surprise after a few applications 1
could Bee an Improvement, and he
would rest better. I bought a box of
Cutlcura Ointment and a cako of Cutl
cura Soap and before I had them half
used my baby was cured. HIb head is
now covered with a luxuriant growth
of hair and his complexion is ad
mired by everybody and has no dis
figurements." (Signed) Mrs. Annie
Saunders, Sept. 29, 1911.
Cutlcura Soap and Ointment sold
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The First Toast.
Wilson, Mlzner, the well-known
vlvcur, explained, on a Now York roof
garden, tho origin of tho word "toast"
tonstlng a lady.
"You will remember," ho began,
"that in olden tlmcB it was tho cus
tom to Bervo punch with toasted that
Is to say, roasted apples floating in
It. These apples wore called tho
toast. The toaBt remember that
"Well, it happened at Hath ono day
that a celebrated beauty stood in tho
Cross Bath, Biirrounded by a throng
of admirers, and ono of these admir
ers, intoxicated with admiration, took
a glass of tho water in which the
beauty stood, and holding It aloft,
drank her health, draining tho water
to tho last drop.
"Beau Nash, who stood near by,
" 'I liko not tho punch, but I would
I had the toast!'"
Appointed Day of Judgement.
A horse-dealer In an English town
had lent a horse to a solicitor, who
killed tho animal through bad usage.
The dealer Insisted on payment, and
the lawyer, refusing cash, said he
would give a bill for the amount, but
it must bo at a long date. Tho law
yer drew a promissory note, making
It payable on the day of Judgment.
An action was raised, and the lawyer
ar.ked tho sheriff to look at the bill.
Hbvlng done so, tho sheriff replied:
"This Is the day of Judgment, I decree
you to pay tomorrow."
, Swallow's Horns.
The teacher In natural history had
received mora or less satisfactory re
plies to hor questions, Tho Delinea
tor asserts, and finally sho asked:
"What little boy can tell me where
the home of the swallow is?"
Long silence, thon a hand waved.
"Well, Bobblo, where Is it?"
"The homo of tho swallow," de
clared Bobblo, seriously, "is in tho
"Scrtblots is going to quit being a
"Did he tell you that?"
"No, but he said ho was not going to
write uny rooro jokes about mothers-in-law,
bald-headed men, women's
hats, intoxicated husbands and family
The Anxious Seat.
Father Johnny, go fetch me my
Johnny (nervously) Do you want
both of them or oilly one, dad? Ex
change Ml. Wlnalnw'a Soothing Syrup for. Children
tertblug.Bufienstlieguffi, rrtlure Intliimuin
tloD, allays pain, cures wiud colic, S&c u bottle.
"Walt till I hobblo my horse."
"Well, please don't do it on tho
skirt of the lawn."
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