Mi OilGROI BOY
But a Foe of Groat Resource, De
termination, and Sinews of
By ARTHUR W. PEACH.
When .MIha Alice- Homley .-nton-il
the onici' or Iho lic-ml of tho hl miinu
fnnturliiB Hrni, hIio mrl Hoy lllllnnl
for tlio flint time Tlmt miMitlnj;
EorM'il to mtiko Imr ItiteroHloil in lilm
nnil the Intercut grow from friendship
into Honictlilni: Hsu Klin would not
ronfoHH It wih love for hint Imt hIio I
was attracted by IiIh clieery, happy-KO-luck
porponallty his wIIIIiiki.uhh to do
little HiTviren Hint n woman values.
It did not take her long to dlHrovor
that he was of little uho to Mr. 1iko,
tho head of f'i lln , who.io coiifl'li'n
tlal dork ho was mipposed to lin. She
lenrned, too. that lllllnnl had money
In his own right n considerable,
amount fart, but iih It had been the
wish of his father that he enter busi
ness with I-ako ho had done so. He
was lazy, nuver on tlmo, always put
ting off IiIh work. Him roulil seu that
Mr. Lake was exasperated at times,
but mnuiiRed to hold his temper.
Therein, sho discovered, too, that If
lllllnnl were discharged, bis position
would bo hers.
lllllnnl got Into tho habit of seeing
her home; sometimes, she found him
and his car waiting for her Hcforo
long he was coming on Sundays and
soon she was listening for bis slow,
good-natured voice asking tho girl nt
tho door If Miss Homley were In.
Ono starry night, when It Boomed
good to be alive, and good to be Im
side him, ho proposed. She was
startled, yet she had read it In his
eyes days before. Ills first words
thrilled her, tho next angered her, for
ho was proposing as ho did every
thing, carelessly, good-naturedly, ns If
It didn't amount to much anyway.
Marriage Involved giving up tho busi
ness career for which she had fitted
herself, and of which sho had
dreamed. It was not a matter to bo
tnlked of In other than a serloiiH
way. Ills manner angered her.
Sho told him, frankly, that nho
would not marry him, that ho was ntill
on overgrown boy, and hadn't a nerl
ous thought In the world, and that n,
girl liked to have the thuoght of mar
rlago with Iter regarded as tho biggest
thing' In tho world.
HIh open, smllng fnco gre.w serious,
for -nco, ns sho went on, and sho
found sho could not scold when words
of a scolding natiiro bounded off ho
easily. Ileforo they had returned, r'ie
wns smiling herself, but under her
smiling exterior wns her detromlnn
tlon never to marry him. Sho told
him bo flatly.
The next day n small bomb burst
In the office. Illllnrd appeared Into,
and milking no effort to make up for
lost time, ho aroused Lake's long suf
fering wrath, with tho result thnt
tho room fill of stenographers heard
tho Irnto, blttter-tongued mnn turn on
I Illllnrd n stream or condemnation
in which ho ripped H Hard's clmructur
into shreds nnd showed It up before
Millard himself In Its bnro truth. Not
stopping thoro ho went on to dls
chnrgo him, closing with tho words,
"You nron't half a man! Oct out!
Mis- Romloy. you take his work."
Hllnrd stood, whlto to tho lips, .his
fnlr, good-natured rnco stiff undor n
now emotion, then ho turned townrd
tho clonk-room without n word.
Alice Homley hnd ronllzed her nmbl
tlor; sho was tho chosen clarl: of tho
manurncturer, nnd sho labored to
show her vnluo to him. Ho seemed
plensed by hor efforts, nnd sho certain
ly wns by tho bIzo of her pny check
and his words.
or Illllnrd, sho honrd nothing nftcr
his dopnrture. Sho mlBsed him keen
ly, nnd sho began to bollovo It wns nil
right, nfter nil, to have a nnturo that
bccb only tho sunny Bldo of llfo, oven
If such a nnturo never gotB ono any
where No word camo rrom him, and
sho did not write ror qho hnd no Idea
whore ho wns.
Tho llrst Inkling came through n
note from ono of their western man
agers, saying' that tho llrst of a crop
of salesmen wero intruding on his ter
ritory with an articlo similar to
theirs, but bettor made and cheaper,
nnd thnt his men wero getting tho
worst of It right along.
Lnko'a fnco had looked worried aft
er that Sho know they wero making
a largo profit on their goods, and that
ho had been afraid of tho advent of
Tho next report rrom tho west was
still moro discouraging, and beroro
sho know It n roynl battlo was on bo
tween two llrms for oxlstenco, Dazed
a bit by tho wonder of it, sho took
her small part In It. Sho saw that
thoy wore fighting n foo or great ro
sourco and determination, nnd ono
quipped with tho sinews or warfare
wealth and credit.
They could not learn who tho pow
er waB in tho opposing company, but
sho know thoy wero men of ability;
Homo of them had been with Lake's
firm in tho old days.
Then camo tho aftornoon sho know
sho would novor rorgot. Sho sat
in tho room whom tho members of
tho firm sought to find n way out;
Bho saw them desperately plan, and
turn bnck, hold ut bay from ovory
corner. Ono by ono thoy left In
despnlr, and only Lako romalnod.
Tho telegram camo offering no com
promise, but Btntlng that It would give
a reasonablo nmount for their bust
'noBs. llcaten, and beaten badly, Lako
When tho representative of tho oth
icr firm entered, sho heard Iako gasp,
and looking up, sho gasped hnrsolf. It
was Hlllard, but a chanted Hlllard.
Ills race was linn and storn, his cys
had grown steadier, and his manner
was slow but certnln On hla faco
wero thn signs of tho terrific struggle
In which he had taken part
La. o could not believe his eyes,
nor was lit; willing to make terms with
his former clerk, but Hlllard, smll
lug a grim smile, proved that he wns
the one. I.-iko, humbled by tho evi
dence that lllllnnl had been tho po
or behind tho competition, surrender
ed, Tho terms wero discussed and
dinwn up by Miss Homley She won
dered at the masterfulness of Millard,
at his sure grasp of tho Items, anil
his relentless hold on tho vital points
Wlion they were both through, and
Lake's shaking hand was signing the
agreement, Hlllard leaned back, nnd
hla eyes went to hers, but hers drop
ped before the muto power In his,
nnd sho did not took up Ho went
on to tell Lake that Iho words ho
spoke had ripped tho mnsk rrom his
own life, and he hnd seen how useless
It was. Ho offered Lake the posi
tion of eastern manager. Lako gulp
ed a little, and asked for time to think
It over. Hlllard agreed, mid his voice
When Like went out, she expected
Hllard to go, too, but sho heard his
steps come hack toward her desk. Sho
was afraid of him now, shu know, nnd
she did not lift her faco; but she inns
tered her fenrs enough to say, "Well,
Mr. Hlllard, I suppose I nm dis
charged, and must needs seek a now
position." She said It as playrully
as she could
Ho did not nnswer, but sho felt his
hnnds come down, and lift her to her
feet. Sho knew then by tho touch
what w h coming. The suddenness or
It mado her tremble a llttlo, and sho
thrust her race against his coat, as
his strong arms drew her closo to
"Yes. you are discharged, Alice, but
I want to glvo you tho highest posi
tion a mnn can offer a girl. I want you
to bo my partner In tho business or
building n homo nnd happiness. Aro
Soothed by the. quiet sonio ot pow
er, tho low thrill or emotion in his
voice, she loowed up Into his eyes.
In thorn, rnr back, was tho gleam or
the old good nnturo.
Her nnswer wns not In words, but
It sealed tho agreement.
(CupyrlKht, 191.1. by tho McCluro Ncwh
I'.ip r Hymllcfilu.)
RATHER GAVE MAMMA AWAY
To an Observing Mind There Would
Appear to Have Been Some Point
to Kitty's Questioning.
A new family had moved Into tho
house next door to tho Smiths, accord
Ing to n story told by Postmaster
Oenernl Hitchcock, and little Kitty
Smith was on t)io back porch of her
own homo cultivating the acquain
tance of tho llttlo girl on the opposlto
"What's your name?" sho nsked.
"Klorenco," replied tho nowcomor.
"Katherlne," wns tho nnswer, "but
thoy always cnll mo Kitty. Tho nnmo
of tho folks thnt used to llvo hero bo-
fore you enmo wnB Jones."
"Our nnmo Is Thompson," said tho
new girl "Wo camo all tho way from
"Our numo Is Smith," letumed Kit
ty "Say, you never met the Joneses,
"Oh, no." rejoined 'tho iiuw girl
"Not your Joneses "
"Thoy wiib Just something awful for
borrowing," volunteered Kitty. "Thoy
used to send over to our houso three
or four tlmcB a week to borrow coffeo,
sugar mid things, nnd never paid It
back. Say, you folks don't borrow llku
Hint, do you?"
"Oh, no," wns tho rensBiirlng re
sponse or tho now girl.
"Sho anys they don't, mnmrnn!"
culled out Kitty, turning around and
facing tho half-open door of tho Smith
home. Philadelphia Telegraph.
Grow Trees From Top Down.
A rorelgn railway company has solv
ed tho plan of getting good shado
trees In a short time, thought thoy
may bo Bmall Tho trees are so ar
ranged that nftor two years' tlmo they
will glvo as much Bliiulo an trees In
the ordinary way or sotting out would
glvo that aro IT. or 20 years old. The
company gets a small elm tree, pre
ferably, digging this, roots and all,
from tho ground Tho tree then Is set,
tho top part being set Into tho ground
and the roots nro left In tho air. Thu
tree then grows, forniB roots on what
originally was tho top of tho treo, and
tho orlglnnl roots that now take tho
placo of tho branches begin to leaf out
and form n complete foliage very
quickly Heautlful specimens of such
Invorted trees aro to bo seen by the
fountains in Kensington gardens, Lou
"Oh, Miss Llghtroot." said Jollyci
after their, third danco at tho ball
"you are a most wonderful dancer."
"Really, do you think so?" Bho ro
piled. "Yes, Indeed. Moro wondorful than
tho damsel who danced heforo Tlorod
nnd domanded tho head of John the
"Really. How so, pray?"
"Well, you see, when Bho danced
ono mnn wns decapitated, but when
you danco nil men Jobo their heads."
Mr. Scrapplngton After all, only a,
vory Bmnll percentage of men squan
dor their money on chorus girls.
Mrs. Scrnpplngton That Is because,
tho porcentngo or chorus girls Is very
Bmnll compared with the number of
Simplicity and Smartness in
Two Up-to-Date Garments
ELVKTKEN DRESS. -Very almplo
dress wo show here; It is in tobacco brown velveteen. Tho skirt la
plain; tho bodlco ia Magyar, with cross-ovur fronts and plain basque;
it fastens In front; tho vest of tucked net belni; fixed at loft sldo by
press Htuds; ti laco collar llnlshes tho bodlco, tho elbow sleeves being edged
with a band of fur." Hat of velvet to match tho dress; It is trimmed with
palo bluo ostrich feathers. A largo Btolo of black fox completes tho costume.
Mntorinls required for tho dresa: Soven yards velveteen twenty-four
Inches wldo, one-half yard tucked not, llvo-elghtha yard fur.
Walking Costume. This costumo is in champagne-colored Venetian
cloth. Tho skirt bus a wrapped seam down the center of front, with tho
lowor edges cut Bharply off, leaving a "V" shaped opening, which la filled in
wKh material on which nro sewn rows and rows of black Batin ribbon; this
nlHo trims tho coat on tho revcrs nnd at tho wrists. Kor tho collar, black,
sntln la used. Hat of black-satin, trimmed with a champagne-colored feather
Materials required: Four and one-half yards cloth forty-eight inches
wide, about eight ynrda ribbon, one-quarter yard satin twenty inches wide,
flvo yards silk or sntln for lining coat
WHITE EVENING GOWN
Kvenlug gown of ivory brocade with
draped skirt. The corsage la draped
with black chiffon.
Green as a trimming, especially an
eighteenth century shade of green,
will bo a feature, particularly as coat
Unlugs for velvet and fur. Yellow and
oraugo aro also popular for this pur
pose. Much can bo expressed in n
coat lining. Many of theso linings nro
works of art In themselves, and a lin
ing denotes proper appreciation of de
tails which augurs well for tho csseu
tlal. A fascinating effect noticed In a
tailor mado coat of chestnut brown
tweed was a lining of ollvo green
satin with n piping all round Inside ot
a nattier bluo shot ribbon.
Tho spring Jncket in tho making la
Bald to have a length of -7 Inches,
which in longer In tho back than In
tho front. It will havo long alcoves
and will button high over tho chest
for tho spring senaon, hut It will prob
ably bo lowered n- soon ub tho warm
weather sets In.
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yet nt tho enmo tlmo smart Is tho
WRISTBANDS BACK IN FAVOR
Old Style Revived, Though In Much
Daintier Fashion Than Those of
a Few Years Ago.
Hall tho old-fashioned wristband!
It's In again. Very much so and
you'ro not strictly up-to-duto if you
don't possess at least ono speclmon.
Theso bands, which tako tho placo of
bracelets, but nro much daintier, con
sist of strips of inch-wldo velvet rib
bon long enough to go once about tho
wrist. On tho upper sldo of tho arm,
tho strip of velvet is secured by a
pnlr of Inch-squnro or Inch-long ob
long clnsps of engraved gold, ham
mered silver or carved Ivory. That is
to say. the simpler sort of wristbands
aro thus clasped. Tho moro expensive
kind nro mndo of platinum or of gold
or silver thickly encrusted with tiny
Jewels or gema or set with a ainglo
largo jewel or gem. surrounded by
others of much smaller slzo. Fre
quently several kinds of Jewels orna
ment a pair of wristband clasps and
again n slnglo diamond or pearl Is im
bedded In thn center of a squaro of
It la possible to have a pair of tho
largo old-fashioned cameo or coral
earrings made over Into wristband
clasps, and, although in former days
a slnglo bracelet band of this typo
was rarely worn, nowadayB It la com
monly been. Many women who havo
inherited a collection of old-fashioned
oninmenta nro having them mndo over
Into bracelet clnsps and usually tho
task Is neither dllllcult nor expensive.
Tall Trimmings on Millinery.
According to tho Dry Goods Econo
mist, tall trimmings continue tho
rngo nnd in somo of tho Imported
models this Idea ia carried nlmost to
tho point of absurdity. Among tho
most effectlvo models now being
shown In which tho tall trimming idea
Ib employed is a black Milan sailor
with tho brim gently rolled nt tho left
Bldo. A tiny fringe of black goura
outlines tho brim nnd from tho edgo
of tho brim nt tho left shoots upward
a tnll black goura nlgretto bent at
tho top In loop form. Tho tnll trim
ming Idea la also strongly emphasized
In this mnrkct. Question murks of
feathers, ribbons, cords, etc., long
pointed Bleoves, flat spcnr-llko orna
ments of velvet nnd of vnrlous fnncy
silks, nlgrettes of small flowers close
ly packed togethor, nnd long splko
Ilko Jot ornnmonts nro all utilized In
Metal Coin .Purse.
An attractive novolty In Jewelry is
tho tiny coin purso of perforated met
al which holds dimes nnd nickels. It
1b strung on a flno neck chnln or worn
nt tho end of a narrow black silk ribbon.
(Ujr V.. O. HIir.t.l'ltH, Director of Kvo
nlng Depart m nl Tim Moody llllilu In
stitute of Clilwiso )
LESSON FOR MARCH 2
GOD'S COVENANT WITH ADRAM
LESSON TT.XT-Gi-n. 13 R-1S.
noLDUN' Tl-:XT-"Me Is fulltlful Hint
piuinlHi-d,"- Mob 10.21.
Until within recent years It was fro
qucntly assorted that Ahram's battlo
as recorded in Gen. 1 1, "had not one
whit of proof," yet the archaeologists
havo not only reconciled the apparent
discrepancies but havo proven beyond
a question tho nccuracy of the rec
ord. Ahram's victory over the four
confederate kings Is a story rich with
T. "After These Things." vv. 1-7.
God's word (v. 1) camo to Abram not
only ns a counsel but for assurance
na well. So, too, our nssurnnco la his
word, I John C:13. In tho midst ol
tho uncertainty nnd the strire. for wo
must remember Abram never pos
BCSRcd tho lnnd, God appeared to him
In a vision and said. "Fear not." Seo
Isa. 41:10. Thoro in tho midst of
foes (Jas. 2:23) God promised to be
to Abram a Bhield and an exceeding
great reward A "shield" for there Is
to tho Christian llfo a militant Bldo.
Eph. C:in, 14. I Tim. 0:12. A "re
ward" which was far moro rich than
nny given by man. Seo 14:21, Prov.
Abram Was Human.
Hut Abram was. after all. humnn,
nnd wo rend In verso 2 his question
about descendnnts, ho being aa yet
childless. Even so, however, Abram
was willing to count tho child of his
steward ns fulfilling tho promise of
God. Not so with God for tho prom
ise (12:3) wns to includo Suruh nlso.
God very clearly makes this plain In
verso 4. tho heir wns to bo Abrnm's
Indeed and not tho child of nnother.
Rut not only Is Abram to have an
heir but tho land In which ho was so
journing ns a pilgrim was to bo his
nnd hla seed to bo ns tho stars for
"And he believed." Tho great test
to this faith camo later. Ilcb. 11:19,
but hero In this first distinct scrip
tural history of faith wo find set forth
those principles thnt liavo governed
through all tlmo. (1) The acceptanco
of tho word of God, o g., to hnvo our
trust built upon or supported by the
word of Jehovah, boo Isa. 30:21; (2)
to net upon thnt faith- bo that our
courso In llfo manifests tho belief of
God'H covenant, 12:1-4. Is confirmed
In seven ways, 1, Posterity, (a) nat
ural, "earth." (b) spiritual, "heaven,"
(c) nlso through Ishmael, Gen. 17:18
20: 2, messing, both temporal nnd
spiritual; 3, great nnmo; 4, He a bless
ing. Gal. 3:13. 14; 5. "I will bless
them that blesB theo;" 0, "nnd curse
them thnt curso theo; 7, tho families
of tho earth blessed through Abram,
e. g., through Christ, Gal. 3:1 C.
"And ho believed In tho Lord" (v.
C). Abram built upon tho naked word
of God. he simply looked nt thnt and
thnt nlono. Rom. 4:20. R. V. All God
nskn of us Is for us to tako him at his
word. So It Is that ns we tako hla
word nbout Jesus, he reckons that
faith to us ns righteousness; no mat
ter how unrighteous wo may have
been, boo Rom. 4:3-0: Gnl 3:0-7. Tho
ono think thnt God demands is that
wo bellevo him and his word.
II. "Whereby Shall I Know." vv.
8-18. Tho wenkness of humnn faith In
dicated by Ahram's question (v 8) Is
nnswered by God giving to him direc
tions for tho preparation of a sacri
fice. Abram did not renlly doubt
God's word (v. 0), but ho did desire a
confirming sign. Mnny todny aro
looking for ussurlng Blgns from God
when his bare word Bhould bo enough.
Asking for signs is not nlways faro.
T-uko 1:18-20. but as in Ahram's caso
God does give us a pledge a sign of;
our inheritance. 2 Cor. 1:22. Eph. 1:14.
God gavo Abram, after ho had explic
itly followed lili directions, a sym
bolic vision of himself. Someono has
suggested that tho vile birds of prey
(v. 11) aro symbolic of Satnn, nnd
Abram, driving them nwny, n symbol
of ono victory over evil, Jas. 4:7
God Is nlways nearer to man nnd best
rovenls himself when wo nro in tho
midst of Bacrlflco. God tells Abmm
of those days of servitude on tho part
of his descendants whllo they nro to
ho in Egypt, of God's Judgment to m
brought upon thnt lnnd and of tholr
Symbols of God.
Every detail of theso predictions
and promises waB fulfilled. In versa
15 there Is presented tho great
thought of tho need of preparation In
youth for tho futuro dayB of "good
old ago" also In this verso a sugges
tion of tho llfo beyond tho grave.
Tho Bmoklng furnace nnd tho flam
ing torch wero symbols of God him
self. Four centuries of opportunity
wero to bo allowed tho powerful Amo
rltes who now possessed tho land bo
foro tho lnnd camo into bona-fldo pos
BCjBlon In accordance with tho prom
leo, for God's Judgment wns condition
ed upon tho "mensuro of tholr Iniquity
being full." In tho midst of this hor
ror of darkness camo God's final ns
Buranco to Abram In tho symbolic,
"flaming torch" which pnsBod be
twoon tho pleceB of tho slain nnlmals
typical of the two parties to the ooj
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