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Ttie Week's Illustrated Story
A QUEEN DEPOSED When the boys came back to college, Catherine Newlands displayed rejuve nated charms. The enforced quiet of the summer season in the dull old town had rested her, had brightened her eye and given a tinge of color to her cheeks. As she crossed the campus that first morning in a scarlet sweater and white linen skirt, with her tawny hair in a big knot low on her neck, a half dozen of the freshmen turned to look after her. Catherine felt their admiration with thrill of gratification. For ten years she had basked in the delight of mak ing that first impression on the new boys, and it was like a draft of old wine to a tippler. Now and then in her triumphant progress a junior or a senior stopped her and greeted her with frank friend liness. That was one of the advan tages of an affair with Catherine New lands. She knew how to shade a love affair off into a good comradeship, and the boys, who in their freshman years had been her adorers, came for advice in their later love affairs. For Catherine would' have none of them. She liked to bask In- the sunlight of their admiration, she liked to be the queen of the Junior promenade, she liked the violets and the blue pennants and the crowd of eager boys surround ing her at the football game. She liked to sing "Down the Field" for them and to have them cheer her at the end. She liked to lead in their college yell, and the roar of their young vo'ices was music in her ears. But that was all! "You are too young." she would say frankly as some stricken youth would plead, "and, besides, if I married you, what would the other boys do?" A lot of her old friends crowded around her as she reached the library steps, and there was a fringe of un conquered freshmen in the background. But when she presently detached her Eelf from the group it was one of the faculty. Oswald 'Ware, who accompa nied her. "Dear old boy .".she said as they walked toward the great gate that led out into the city street, "it's so good to have you back." "Don't call me old boy," he filing out. with a touch of irritation. "Heaven knows I am old, but you needn't rub :t u " He was bareheaded, and Catherine glanced affectionately at his gray streaked temples. "You're just right," she told him, and then as her eyes swept the scene the suulighted square, the old buildings that seemed to iVeathe a benediction over the boys, theboys themselves, of the best college type, graceful, lithe, strong young animals, ready for the training that should make men of them she exclaimed: "Aren't they fine? It's the spirit of the place that I love. Oswald, and it's the ideas of such men as you that help to bring out the best in them. "They are a lot of cubs," gloomily. "Oswald'" Sunday Sehool Lesson Verses 8-11. The summons. Jesus was born in lowly circum stances of life, but the purpose of his coming was to bring "succor sieedy" to the whole human race. This fact is seeu in the place of his birth and the people to whom it was first nnnounced. "Shepherds." The day has gone by when the profession of 'shepherd was honorable. Men of coarse character now belonged to it. Their calling was such that they could not avail them selves of the means of grace, and a harsh law of the rabbis had ostracized these sous of the wild. It Is, however, strange that these same shepherds were in charge of flocks intended for temple sacrifice. They were working for the temple, and yet tbey were de nied its privileges by shortsighted re ligious customs. But God had not for gotten them. "Keeping watch by night." Tbey would take turns in the "night watches" and guard their charge against robbers, wild beasts and storms. "An angel of the Lord." It is a hap'py fancy that regards this angel as Gabriel who 'brought tidings to these outcast persons, as he already had to Zacharias the priest-and Mary the pious. "The glory of the Lord." A bright cloud was regarded as a symbol of the presence of God Ex. xiii. 21; Num. xiv, 10; I Kings viii. 10; Ezek. xlili, 2). Its luminous light flooded the skies and attracted the attention of the shepherds, so as to make them "sore afraid" literally, "they feared a great fear." Their fears were promptly set at rest by the angel, who said that his appearance was not for evil, but for good. "I bring you good tidings." This is the Greek verb from which our word "evangelize" is derived. An angel was thus the first evangelist of the gospel of Joy.. "To all people." AH classes and nations have an interest in this message, shepherds no less than schol ars, sinners and also saints. Jews as well as gentiles. The center of all this interest is "a Saviour," who delivers from sin; "Christ." who is the anoint ed one, the Messiah of promise; "the Lord," who occupies a place of unde nied supremacy. Does Jesus reign in your heart? Verses 12-14. The sign. Such a remarkable announcement By ROBERT J. ALDRICH. "Well, they are. In the classes I don't feel that way. I know they are going to be men some time, and I want them to be the right sort, but when I see you frittering away yonr time with them you with all your possibilities" "I love it," she asserted, "and when I can't have their admiration any more I think the youth in me will die, Os wald." ' He glanced down at her. "But there are other things worth while love and me and the needs of humanity." "I am not great enough for those things," obstinately. "Why didn't you fall in love with some other girl, Os wald?" "Because you are the one woman. And I know you better than you do yourself. Some day this will pall on you" She interrupted . him. "I shan't change," she said flippantly, "but if I should FIl come to that stuffy little, mussy little class room of yours and tell you" ' They had reached Lampson hall, and he was forced to leave her. As she made her way slowly back across the "The queen is dead! Long live the queen!" campus her eyes were thoughtful, but her ears were sharpened to hear the comments of the new boys. "Who is she?" came an eager ques tion. "Catherine Newlands." "She's a beauty" "My dear boy. she is a back num ber. She is tvrenty-eight if she's a day." It was the first note of disloyalty to her queenship, and the man who had said it for her to hear was sore over a rebuff, but the light seemed to go out of the morning. The old buildings frowned grim and gray above the hol GOLDEN TEXT. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord (Luke ii, 11). was supported by an appeal to facts which could be verified, and they were set forth in a way to induce these rustic heurers to verify them. "A babe lying in a manger." This specific description was intended not merely to arouse their interest, but to guard them against skepticism that so distinguished a person would enter upon the scene of life In such lowly conditions. No sooner had the angel delivered his notable message than "a multitude of the heavenly host," a vast company of the army of hoaven, burst out in a chorus of celestial praise" to God in honor of this won derful event. We might think of the announcement as a song and the "Glo ria In-Excelsls" (glory in the highest) as a refrain sung by the choir of angels. The revision correctly translates this passage in two lines: Glory to God In the highest. And on earth peace among men in whom he ts well pleased. . . - - The birth of Christ thus makes for the honor of God in the highest heav ens, and it also produces peace among men. "Good will to men." Verses 15-20. The sight. This revelation of Joy and exultation roused the ardor of the shepherds to a pitch of deepest excitement and enthu siasm. As soon as the heavenly visit ors had disappeared the shepherds re solved on action. "Said one to an other." " "Kept saying." The talk was loud, and it might have been heard clearly in the stillness of the night. "Let ns now go." "Let ns be going at once," as though no time must be lost. "And see this thing." They were in tent on verifying the saying about the wondrous birth. "They came with haste." Tbey took a short cut across the ' fields, because their errand was urgent and could not be delayed on any account. "Found. It was not difficult to find the place, for the news of a babe born in a stable would soon be noised imii3 7 low square, and, to add to It all. In through the big gate came another girl a little thing with a fluff of fair hair. Tiptilted on her high heels, with her pink ruffles floating about her, she was like a wild rose. The boys on the campus fence bent eagerly to watch the new arrival, and the freshmen, debarred from the fence, but hanging in groups about the big gate, asked the question that had so often thrilled Catherine Newlands: "Who is she?" Laughing and all a-flutter with the joy of the attention she jvas exciting, the other girl came toward Catherine. "Oh, Miss Newlands," she gurgled, "don't you remember me?" "It's Grade Allendale!" Catherine said brightly. "Why, Gracie, when did you grow up?" The other girl laughed delightedly. "Yesterday, I think," she said, "when mother told me that I needn't go back to school. I am going to be here all winter and have the time of my life." Her lips answered the older girl, but her eyes were on the boys. And sud denly she was swept away, with a dozen laughing lads in her train, and Catherine was left alone. One youngster ran back. "You won't mind," he said boyishly. "We want to show her things." Catherine shook her head. ... "No," she said slowly; "I don't mind." Bu when he had gone she went out of the big gate with lagging steps and drooping head. Late that afternoon Oswald Ware, bending over a pile of papers in the fusty, musty study, saw a vision of light as Catherine in a filmy flowered gown came in. She sat down on the other side of his desk. "Oswald," she said, "the queen is dead. Long live the queen!" "What do you mean?" he asked. "I am a back number," she said wist fully. "I heard a boy say it. And Gracie' Allendale has developed into a little beauty, and they are flocking to her." "She will never be as beautiful as you," he said indignantly. "Ah, but she has youth." The girl was silent for a moment; theo "Just think of it," she said, "I am twenty eight." "You are a mere child." he stormed. "Why, I I am almost forty. You are a mere child." A smile broke the corners of her mouth. "How nice it sounds to hear you say it. You are such a comfort. Oswald." "I wish you would let me show you. what there is In life for you, dear heart; such big things as compared to the little life of the campus." "Ah. but youth is there." And her eyes wandered out to the sunligbted space under the elms." "And love is here." he said. Then her eyes came back to him. "That is why I came," she said trem ulously "that is why I came to you, Oswald." For Jan. 21 all over the village. "They made known abroad." They did not hesitate to recite all the particulars of the heav enly vision which had been given to them. "Mary and Joseph" were doubt less the most interested hearers of this recital, but in true oriental fashion it was repeated several times and to various groups of people in Bethlehem. "All they that heard It wondered!1' The story of these ignorant shepherds did not seem to be worthy of serious belief. It was received with incredulity and curiosity, but it was soon forgot ten. 'Tondered them in her heart." It was natural that a mother should cher ish unusual sayings spoken concerning her babe. But Mary had already been prepared by the an set Gabriel. -These words of the shepherds therefore in dorsed the annunciation (Luke L 2G-3S) and furnished her with food for devout thought. The shepherds were satisfied with all that they saw and afterward returned to their work in the fields "glorifying and praising God," thank ful that they should have been so gen erously remembered by him.- A new day of grace had assuredly dawned. Seagulls Pursue Hare. A curious and very unusual incident was described by a correspondent of the Scotsman. While walking over the golf course at Dunbar his attention was directed to a flock of seagulls screaming loudly and making frequent dashes at something on the turf. This proved to be a hare running at top speed, which the gulls seemed to be teasing in sport. In his excitement the hare doubled seaward and ran over a stretch of rocky coast. At this point a long reef forms a natural break water, inclosing a bay about 400 yards wide and retaining a fair depth of wa ter at ebb tide. Into this pool the hare plunged, swimming across in good style, with the gulls flapping around him and screaming their loudest. The hare reached the outer reef In safety and made a crevice in . the rock his Bhelter for the time being. The gulls tried their best to set him going again; but, like Br'er Rabbit,' be "sat tight and said nuffin, so his tormenters flew away, leaving him in peace. West minster Gazette. W O MAN -5- HO US EH O LD - : For the Little Miss This dress for a little girl Is of striped challie trimmed with plain bands of the material and garnished with rows of buttons. - The blouse has the short kimono sleeve, and the skirt is plaited. The other figure gives a good idea of the furs young girls are wearing. The scarf and muff axe of beaver. The : :M : a' J 1 .Hints For. Ironing Day When pressing any garment trim med with lace the lace should be iron ed first. - V Embroidered muslin should be ironed on the wrong side, which raises the pattern. In ironing colored goods do not use too hot an iron, as heat is apt to fade the color. An Extra Slip of Chiffon. For winter wear, in addition to the usual chiffon or net lining now em ployed with these transparent blouses, an extra and separate slip of chiffon Is wonderfully helpful. When the sleeves are to the wrist the sleeve of the slip is carried to that point and Of Interest to the Young Folks SEVENTEENTH CENTURY DOLL Exhibited Recently at Unique Show In Germany. In a unique doll show In Germany hundreds of wax. Ivory, rag and other figures were exhibited, many of which were queerly and curiously costumed. Italian Doll of Seventeenth Century. while others were beautifully arrayed in silks and fineries. - f The Illustration shows a doll such as the Italian children , carried around with them In the seventeenth century. The Compass. First, In your own easy way, turn the subject to compasses. -Then take an empty tumbler and three matches. Place the tumbler upside down and place one match on It. Then balance another match upon the first" one at right angles to it Take the third match and rub it hard on some one's coat or the table cloth. Declaim about electricity and tell them you are magnetizing the match. Then place your match a lit tle away from the balanced one, and the balanced match will move toward !t as the compass needle moves to ward the north. The explanation is that yon breathe gently on the other end of the balanced match, and no one will know unless yon breathe too hard. $1 I 1 4 and Her Big Sister latter is cut to give the appearance of having three large scallops below and is lined with' light brown silk. If thin goods feel too stiff after hav ing been Ironed put through water and Iron again. Muslin should be ironed wet, for if allowed to dry it will have a rough appearance. Iron on the right side to give it a -gloss, and iron the way of the thread. Finish off by ironing on the wrong side. looks dainty In the extreme If finished with a narrow edging of fine lace and a threading of narrow ribton. While' affording an incredible amount of ex tra warmth, this slight slip does not by any means . entirely obliterate, the now almost Inevitable cache corset, also decked with ribbons. PLAYED WITH CARDS. An Entertaining Game That Calls For Quick Thinking. Menagerie is a game that can be played by any number of persons, each of whom has a full pack of cards and takes the name of any animal, reptile or bird. Each player shuffles his pack and then places it, face downward, on the table before him. The first player (who is selected in any way the com pany choose) then takes his top card and places it, face upward, where all may see it. Each in turn, toward the left, does the same, and on the second and succeeding rounds the card that each turns is placed on the first, form ing a second pile of cards for -each player, this second pile facing upward. When any one turns over a card that is the same as any other on the table that he can see he must call out the assumed name of its owner, and its owner must call out his assumed name. Whichever does so first must give the other all of his cards that are face upward. These must be turned over and placed at the bottom of the un used pile. He who first gets rid of all his cards wins, but the game may continue till one of the players Is left with all the cards on the table. Instead of names of animals any others may be chosen. Sixty Million Ticks. It was a - very dark night and the clock that stood on the floor In the cor ner, having-nothing else to do, began to count its own ticks- In a minute It found it had ticked 12 times. Then it began to wonder bow long It could keep on ticking at that pace and found it would have to tick more than 7,000 times in an' hour, nearly 200,000 in a day and more than 60,000,000 times in a year! "Sixty million ' it gasped. "Good gracious! I can never do it. I shall be all worn out. It Is too terrible to think of such a task. My strength is - not equal to it- "Don't worry about It," chirped the clock on the mantelpiece. "I have to make two ticks to your one. No one Is asking you to make 60,000.000 ticks, but only the one little tick that marks the present moment." Put Aside. Little Ella, bearing her father speak of putting aside something for a rainy day, broke out with the remark: "Oh, papa, I've got an umbrella put aside for that - C H ILDR EN HANDKERCHIEF CASES. How to Make the Popular Heart Shaped Variety. New handkerchief cases are heart shaped. Smart cases of this type are shown in - the art needlework places, but any -woman who sews can make one with small trouble. Cut a paper pattern of a heart, ten and one-half inches at its widest partj seven and one-half Inches from tip to' division Of lobes and 'each lobe two inches longer. Experiment with the y pattern until the heart is well shaped; and proportioned. Cut six pieces over this pattern, two each of cotton batting, flowered cre tonne and a plain toned satine. Make the two sides of the case by, turning the satine and cretonned right side to right side, with the cotton batting on top 'of the satine. Baste carefully.; Stitch on the machine, leaving only opening enough to turn, and blind stitch the remaining space. When the two halves are finished Join them with white silk braid an inch wide. Sew It flat on right side of the upper heart, then sew to the same depth on the right or cretonne side of the under heart. This gives a slack of braid between the two pieces toholdJ more handkerchiefs. Leave a few inches of opening at top just wide enough to put in the hand kerchiefs easily. This should be bound with the white braid on each half be-, fore they are joined. Finish with a: small bow of ribbon in middle of the' heart on right side. Before basting the cotton batting to the material open and fill thickly with' Florentine orris and violet powder in1 equal proportions. These heart shaped cases may be made up In a variety of materials,: though the cretonnes are new and pop ular. Robs the Hammer of Its Terrors. Women are supposed not to know how to use a hammer. There are many of them that are not successful in the gentle art, and others are quite as pro ficient as men. A timely suggestion for those women who are not accom-; plished In driving a tack may save them from having the hammer mer cilessly come-down on their flngers; when a well dealt blow has been struck! which was Intended for the tack In stead. In putting a tack Into place and hammering it solid there, where It Is difficult to hold it with the fingers, thrust the tack through a strip of pa per, hold the strip of paper and place the tack where you wish It and then hammer. The strip of paper can al ways be torn away from the tack. In this way you will keep your fingers from getting under the hammer and your temper from" getting the best of I you. ' TRAINING LEFT HAND. Japanese Children Are Taughtto Be come Ambidextrous. In Japan children are trained to use their hands and fingers more carefully than anywhere else in the world. Jap school children can do and make things with their hands that are impossible to western world children with the im perfect manual training they receive. It is all a matter of training and practice." We could do just the same if we had been taught how to. Through generations of using the right hand foi Teaching the Left Hand. everything at all important we have partly lost the' use of the left one. and it has become weak and awkward. The defect can be remedied, however, especially by young people. In soma schools teachers are already training pupils to use both hands and thus get double service out of them for life. The person who can use both hands is called ambidextrous. Try to write and draw with the left hand, then with both bands at once. In the schools where the left band la trained a pupil Is sent to the black board for his first lessons. He merely makes lines at first, straight and curv ed ones. With bis right hand he draws perhaps curved lines parallel to one an other. At the same time with the left he draws parallel straight lines. Aftei awhile he makes loops and what chil dren learning to write call "pothooks." At length such success is achieved that the pupil can with his left hand writ! his name and any word he wishes.