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S u i EVMNG- PUBLIC LEDGER PHILADELPHIA, TUESDAY, DECEMBER 24, 1918 , , 'T -S '"3 ) IP" TARZAN tiik sTonv thus iAn Meetenant Werner. i ,H1I" ' J'1'! O, hKlt Bli HPlor ouirrr " with Ztk U kldniin Ldr r. wlfa of Tarian. and hold ner Mf nnuin.. lVrrerr follow ra 10 "P". J-! f 8E the torsotten tlty., There Taron In jn- i- r, lured una loses hi; MyJtr. J1"! ' Mala tha ape-man he hod bn -lief.. Werper lead, him inward home. 'r Mm of ihe treasure ho found a I pr suVd rejoins Zelc. The Arab. !". , further nno far him, reolrea io kill him, -.bat Warper escapes. , CHAPTER VII (Continued) aX'tOA? was not Ions ir. following the wav that his Drey had fled. The spoor led always In the shadow nt jtha rear of the huts nnd tents of the village it was ciulto evident to .Tarzan that the Belgian had gone alone and secretly upon his mission. c Evidently ,he feared tho Inhabitants pt the village, or at least his work "had been of such a nature that he daAd mot risk detection. At tho back of a native hut the spoor led through a small hole recent- ly cut in the brush wall ana into me dirk interior beyond. Fearlessly Tar- Ban followed the trail. On hands and i knees he crawled through the small aperture. "Within the hut his nostrils were assailed by many odors; but, clear and distinct among them was one that half aroused a latent memory of tho past It was the faint and deli cate odor of a woman. "With the cognizance of It there rose Irt the breast of the ape-man a strange uneasiness the result of an Irreslst j ible force which ho was destined to become acquainted with anew the In- , atlncU-whlch draws the male to his1 mate. In the same hut was the scent spoor of the Belgian, too, and as both these asralled tho nostrils of the ape-man. mingling one with tne oiner, a jeaious rage jeapeu ana uurneu vunm i though his memory held before the t mirror of recollection no Image of she 'to' whom he had attached his de- sire. Like the tent ho had investigated. the hut, too. was empty, and after , satisfying himself that his stolen pouch was secreted nowhere within, he I left, as he had entered, by the hole in tho rear wall. Here he took up the spoor of the Belgian, followed It across the clear ing, over the palisade, and nut Into the dark Jungle. CHAPTER VIII Escape? AFTEU AVerper had arranged the ' dummy In his bed and sneaked out into the darkness of the village beneath the rear wall of his tent, lie had gone directly to the hut In which Jane Clayton was held captive. Before the doorway Squatted a black sentry. Werper .approached him bold ly, spoke a few words in his ear, hand . ed, him a package of tobacco, and passed into the hut. The black grinned and winked as the Kuropoan disap peared within the darkness of the In terior. The Belgian, being one of Achmet Zek's principal lieutenants, might nut- urally go where ho wished within or j without the village, and so the sentry had not questioned his right to enter the hut with the white woman pris oner. Within, Werper called In French and in ,a low whisper: "Lady Greystoke! It a I. 51. Frecoult. Where are you?" But there was no response. Hastily the man felt nround the In terlor, groping blindly through the darkness with outstretched hands. There was no one within! "Werper's astonishment surpassed . words. He was on tb,e point of stepping- without to question the sentry. when his eyes, becoming accustomed iq the dark, discovered a blotch of lesser blackness near the base of the rear wall of the hut. Examination re Tealed the fact that the blotch was un opening cut in the wall. It was large enough to permit the p-uisage of his body, and, assured as he was that Lady ureysioKe nau passed out through the aperture In an attempt'Vo efjeape the village, he lost no, time in availing himself of the same avenue; but neither did he lose time in a fruitless search for Jane .Clayton. His own life depended upon the chance of his eluding, or outdistancing. A,chmet Zek when that worthy should havo discovered that lie had escaped. His original plan had contemplated connivance in the escape of Lady "areystoke for two very good nnd sufll cient reasons. The first was that by saving: her he would win the gratitude ot tha. English, nnd thus lessen the chance of. Ills extradition should Ills Identity and his crime against his supe rior officer be charged against him. The second reason was based upon tjle fact that only one direction of escape was safely open to him. He could not travel to the west because erf the Belgian possessions which lay Wween him and the Atlantic. The 35, closed to him by. tho feared r-ence of the savage apoman he ff robbed. To the north lay the friends and .allies ot ..." - e'T . . .i !.. -not throuch 2-1., tnwaVd the east, through Brit- Vah East Atrlca, lay reasonable assur- anna ot freedom. - ' ompanled by a titled Kngllah -mmM whom he had rescued from a 'hightfut fate, and tils Wentlty vouch- iibr W ler tat of a Fr"climiin , ' tar tho namo of Frecoult. he had look- f ; 2 forward, .and .not without reason. ti th acUve assistance of the British - Hwa tha moment that lie came In 1 (j "iaifct with their first outpost. , t nbw that Lady Oreysloke had 'JJaWiMfr"'1! tUougli ho stilt looktd to- ZZJtlie at for hop, his chances J D 'we KfJKintd, ar.U another subsidiary ?. .yiin ooropletoly dashed. From the t tha i "au '''"f '",u """ -,. .. . I.'a t.rt'1 .,l.fea jaa j? 'Ij , " " )"",TO .. v.,..,,, - i - for .T""L,i'. wi.'rf r1." '..- . ;. 1 'Mmmm.'m.' 'MMtt -ntitMn JsSlaaaMkBaat'at and the JEWELS OF OPAR By VDGAR RICE j -. y-t-A'-il'" ArJKensv (ML Ik, . .f HIKTMTaBaJaKliZSaaffjB . V ITVllHaU ff fLr; rSXiM - 7 lEaM k li , WT&J&IM'V' 1 SSStM .iJSS sstfti '" K i" -jff'J -fgpf ii ,j ! (ill ytix lliibM ijmLd mm i zs6mmmEvmfrjr , m Then Tarzan lilted tin arrow lo lii how anil drauing tlir idim liaft far lnuk. let ilrhe willi ull the force of the tougli wood that onl lie c.iulil bend 'discovery of the Jewels luid necessl-' nleil slowly onward until dawn, when, tated flight, the Belgian hail dreamed, to his chagrin, he discovered a mount It. hi Til.'innlnir. nf a future in wliicli ed Alab imnn hi 1 i-m II. lt wim nnp .... mi.i,i onnt-i.wo T.niU- Givvstoke that her husband was dead, and by playing upon her gratitude win her for i,imself. At that part of the village further eat from the gates. Werper dlscoveied that Ivvo or three long: poles, taken from a neat by pile which had been collected for the construction of lints, hud been leaned agaliiRt the top of the palisade, forming a precarious, though not Impossible, avenue if es ca pe. Itlghtly he inferred that thus had Lndy (ireystoke found the means to scale the wall, nor did hu lose a mom ent In following her lead. Once In the , east- Jungle he struck out directly ward. A few miles south of him Jan ton lay panting among the branches of a tree In which she had taken refuge from a prowling and hungry lioness. wall ot the hut to freedom she had found sticking In the wall of her pris- n doubtless left there bv accident - - - - r -... when a former tenant had vacated the premises. To cross the rear of the village, keeping always In the densest shad- ovvh, had rouulied but a tew moments, and the fortunate circumstance of the discovery of the hut-poles lying so near tne pansaue nan soiveci ror her tho problem of the passage of the high wul1' For an hour she had followed the old game-trail toward the south, un - til there fell upon her trained hear - lng the stealthy padding of u stalking beast behind her. The nearest tree gave her Instant sanctuary, for she was too wise In the ways of the Jun gle to chance her safety for a moment after discovering, thut she was belnifT hunted. AVerper, with better success, trov- Her escape from the village had '...,. .at Vli,e. 1 n.l ,,..i,,.i angry growls rewarded his efforts. He ' ,e "'. o.uie mmor prevented fur- always i.e a e 10 - ---. ... .-..- , , , , , ,, lovpij mat weiper had outwitted u"t' ',.,. , . ther conversation. AsjBhe turned awuv rows ot mistakes you nae maue. iacn been much easier than she had antlcl- ,,, tn cl.aflJ. ,,,aek ,md draggcd tore small branches from a nearby flom lhe door ft dar) obJect , " mistake Is a danger sign warning us pated. The knife which she had used t deud body to , lnt(.,.,or 0, a limb and hurled them at his ancient tlle lloor caught her ttttentloBi It WHS that the business 'c '"gVt to cut her way through the brush eaiby tent, and himself resumed bis ' enemy. Numa looked up with bared I a glove, a man's glove, und she nicked ! " Ll en, 1 i,t we are 'struggling. In SOMEBODY'S STENOGRAPHER She Didn't Expect a Return, Either IHoPe JiMdNes Me Trie FlFTf X I've be-em O0T hlHTS TO TOP . ROR A MOUTH . I Dollar barpiaj R l-'A 1 Told him WANT A I 1 WNICU I ' ' ' ' '1 """"" K KSfL HAVEMT f 'AMY rW LK yZM?) SBtfE? THESE. IS UJBV. ) "V TO OFFICE nouio- uA -,,., ' mjMTJW .yvw mi ma n Boss BURROUGHS of Aidimet Ki.fc'u miiiimia m 11 v nf whom were scattered in all directions through the forest searching for the fugitive Helgliui. , .lane C.ayton's escape had not yet boon diHcoveied when Achmet Zek and his searchers set forth to over - haul AVerper. The only man who had Meen the Belgian after his departure ..-.. 1.1. ...., . . . '""" "' "'" "as uie diuck sentry before the dootw.iy of Lady Grey- stok-'s prison hut. and he had been ,,..,..,, .... silenced 1 the discovery of the dead body of the man who had relieved Iilni. the sentry that Mugambl hart (JlSpUtCUeri. The bribetaker naturally Inferred ! "mt Werper had slain his fellow and dared not admit that he had permit- ted him to enter ihe lmf fom-ittn- ax chance dlrectc1 tlmt tin uhnnM hnl ( u. onp ., llHcovr the ,)odv of je I ' Kpntry w)fn )e fl,.8t alarm h , clven fullowlnir Achmet y.iAi'a rti. station before the ilonrwav nf ti, i,..t in which ho still believed" the woman t., i.e Ill r -vv.,1, .i, .ii....,.. ,.i. a...... ...... behind him. Ihe Hclg.an hid In ,' foliage of a leafy bush. Here the trail ran Htraight for a considerable dls- tunce. nnd down the shady forest aisle. beneath lhe overaichliifr branches of the trees, rode the white-robed flguie of the pursuer. 1 Xearer and nearer he came. AVer - per crouched closer to the ground be- hind the leaves of his Hiding place. ' Across the trail a vine moved. AVer - 1 per's eyes Instantly centered upon tho spot. There was no wind to stir tho foliage in tho depths of the Jungle. Aguln the vine moved. In the mind of the Belgian only the presence of a sinister nnd malevolent force could account for tho pheno - menon. 1 The man's eyes bored steadily Into 3 1h?owh6 iAPHIR& (Save me. a ' - ' . -. L CHRISTMAS . ' v tho screen of leaves upon the opposite ilde of the trail. Clradually a form took shape beyond them a tawny form, grim nnd terrible, with yellow-green eyes glaring fearsomcly across the narrow trail straight Into his. Werper could have screamed in fright; but up tho trail Vs coming the messenger of another death, equal-1 ly sure and no less terrible He re-' inalncd silent, almost paralyzed by j fear. Tho Arab approached. Across j the trail from Werper tho lion crouch-' ed for the spring, when suddenly his attention was attracted toward the . horseman, I The Belgian saw the massive head turn in tho direction of the raider, and Ills heart all but ceased beating as he awaited the result Tf this Interrupt tlon. At a walk the horseman V- proached. Would the nervous animal : he rode'tako fright at the odor of the carnivore, and, bolting, leave Werper still to tho mercies of the king of beastjt'.' .... . . ,...,.., .. l. mil ne seemeu uniiiimuui ... .... , near presence of the great cat. On , he came, his neck arched, champing nt . the bit between his teeth. The Belgian turned his eyes again toward the Hon. The beast's whole attention now seem ed riveted upon tho horseman. They weTo ubreast the lion now. and still the brute did not spring. Could he be but waiting for them to pass before returning his attention to the original uumi. mm .-miue- v. , .me a ueie urev? Werper shuddered nnd halt i "nlmal. slunk from tho warm car Into . , . . .i . ,,- I tho driving snow, rose. At the samo Instant the lion .. m..bojp a sprang from his place of concealment.., WHs llfrnd you wercn.t comllB alld full upon the mounted man; the horse, I lo Stanley's amazement a luxurious II with a shrill neigh of terror, shrank mouslne rolled to his side, the door sidewlse almost upon the Belgian; the snapped open and he found his band Hon dragged the helpless Arab from his .n,ui. n,i n, l,m0 lpnneil back Into . . .... , .... the trail and Ilea away imvuiu mo east. But he did not flee alone. As the frightened beast had pressed In upon him, Werper had-not been slow to note the quickly emptied saddle and tne opportunity It presented. Scarcely had the Hon dragged the Arab down from slde than the Belgian, seizing tho I pommel of the saddle and the horse's mane, leaped upon the horses back from the other. A half-hour Inter a naked giant, swinging euslly through the lower branches of the trees, paused nnd, with raised head nnd dilating nostrils, sniffed the morning nlr. The smell of blood fell strongly upon his sense and mingled with It was-Jhe scent of Numa. the Hon. The giant cocked his head upon one s'lde and listened. From a short distance up the trail came the unmistakable noises of the greedy feeding of a Hon. Tarzan approached the spot, still keeping to the branches of the trees. He made no effort to conceal his ap- proacli, anil preseimy net na t-wucu.-o that Nurna had heard him, from the ominous, rumbling warding that broke from a. thicket beside the trail. I Halting upon a low branch just above the lion, Tarzan looked down j upon the grisly scene. Could this un- ' recognizable thing be the man he had ; been trailing? The ape-man .wonder- , ed. From time to time he had de- ' soended to the trail and verified his . .. 1 it i.tn.m ni Ma on&i , judgmeni oy mc "'" " "" "" that the "Belgian hud followed this 1 game-trail toward the east. lb Xow he proceeded beyond the lion alll ,,, feast, again descended and ex- Hmme(, U)e Broud wlth , nose, onanf.ynnnr tinrn nf !,. J UP I W U t" nvv,iiv-'wui m." . . - he hud been trailing. Tarzan ftunled to the tree. AVith keen eyeH ,, searched the ground about the.mu- ' . , ... . . pouch of pretty pebbles; but naught could he see of It Un scolded Numa and tried to drive the rreat beast away: but onlv I fangs, grinning hideously, but he did not rise from his kill. I n...i .- ,.. ' I I ! M ri 1 II I JL1I lllltll Ull llllUll 111 HIS Then Tarytn fitted an arrow to his k. .,,,,1 drawing the slim shaft far back let drive w.tl, all the force of , the tough wood that only ho could j bend. ' As the arrtow sank deeply into his ' Hldc. Numa leaped to his feet with a 10!l,- 0f mingled roge und pain. 'He j leaped futllely nt the grinning ape- ' man, tore at tho protruding end of the shaft, and then, springing Into the , trail, paced back and forth beneath , his tormentor. Again Tarzan loosed a swift bolt. ' This time the missile, aimed with care lodged In the lion's spine. Tho great creilure halted In Its tracks, and I lurched awkwardly forward upon Its fuce, paralysed. ' Tarzan dropped to the trail, ran quickly to tne ncust a side, ana urove ' his spear deep into the fierce heart. .IK..V .. - rf, ,. W...J XrA H0TG0MG TO fjlVJJ (jOSH.CM.THetSM dEMWlE dOMES MUCH IHE SCRUB WOMAW THIS tfEAR. SHE. ORUf HAS SIX CHILDREN cheap or somethim6. are PLU)V COVEK i-AS' fOUOOINbON THE lumrrii iC , l . .- er, 1 IMne "5 I LIST FOR A DIME.? OH IdUESSl VHATDO THET IHINKO)r?rAY p.uvuLnPfi 13. INDIA RUBBER? PRETtVjSaoN ; excess rKorns ! Then he turned his attention to the mutilated remains of tho animal's prey in tho nearby thicket. Tho face was gone. Tho Arab gar i ments .aroused no doubt as to tlio man's identity, sjneo he Had trailed ' him. Inter tho Arab camp and out again, where he might easily have acquired tho apparel. So sure was Tnrzan that tho body waa that of him who had robbed him that ho mado no effort to verify Ills deductions by scent among tho conglomerate odors of tho great carnlvoro nnd the frcBh blood of tho victim. (TO BE CONT1NUKD) THE DAILY NOVELETTE A CINDERELLA IN KHAKI fly Iluth W. Uaher TTK WAS, without douht. a very lone- JL JL some and very homesick young sol-, I dler but why, he asked himself, bad he stepped forward so .lt.. ,..!. 1. "B1".' "U UK captain had read the carefully worded Invitation to dinner "for the loncsomest nnfj 10pt homesick soldier boy In your camp"? Already lie felt depressed and Irritable at the thought of dining with strangers. Tho party would probably consist of giggling girls, he told himself 1itlrm.lt 1 1nn ai-kh Itnrn Iia iifna and ;, i... ...... .....u .. ....., evdentv nearn ,,3 destination. ,.W1 J0U ul lne o(T nt Vnn Dv).c street, please?" lie said to tho conductor, "Get off at Arbucltle. Van Dyke's -at the top of the hill, replied the con- ductor. "Top of the hill." thought the boy. "Good heavens, and It Is beginning to snow, too ; Back to camp for me before It Is too larel" "Arbuckle! Arbuckle!" roared the con- being vigorously shaken by a very portly ",,u v' "' gemiemaii Drive like mud Jniues," called the gentleman, that roast won't be fit to eat." "Glory be," wondered Stanley, "am I Cinderella?" He became firmly convinced that bis fairy godmother had nt last remember. cd his existence, for all through the won- derful evening that followed gifts from Paradise seemed to bo showering upon hlin. The dinner was not to be nassed by lightly, but be was never quite sure what he had eaten, for directly oppo- sue mm n vision in plnlt dimpled and DMIlli.ri n n 1 lm ,n.1inl,l (t.-.tl.. t I ... oui'iiu, ami io iiiu&iiL in ci ii i KU'ni'Z't-'n if ii-i-in fl fit fill il (I ilr AitAH -,inn tnVlnti ln had never believed "existed outside of books. v After dinner the vision, JIIss Marjorle by name, played wonderful, dreamv music, Stanley was quite sure that he saw the portly gentleman kiss his sllhi littlo wife when JIarJorle played an old love song. He had n very pleasant feeling of belonging In this happy, in timate little family circle and wonder ful visions unfolded themselves before him. The voice of" bis host recalled him fiom the building of bis air castles. Our boy Is In France, you know," the older man was saying, "and we would like to think that over there another! homonlgh, "S a y ",l1 """ lMr "l hone so. sir" renlled St.mlev. enr... estly, "and I assure you that my own mother and father will thank you from the bottom .of their hearts for our kind Hospitality to me. I had a prelty fine case of the blues this afternoon," he I laughed. H was easy to laugh when tbe most eau, Iful glr, in Jg., on A11 too BOon tlie. clock struck 10 and Stanley rose to depart. "At least Cln- derella had until midnight," thought the luit onvlntialt' --' --' nut it wag time for "im to say goou-nignt ,to the kind peo- Zl "l'",' m8"'1,!!'' lnt their home and treated him like a son and brother. Brother' AVell, not If be knew It! j IIe could harily ,)e b,amed f Ill Ml. Ill t?nnd.ll Itrllt in Atilflnrta l. 1.....1 - - n-- o - . j-. . , ilc jel , her lla"d a bit more closely and a bit I Iol,B" than 'ventlon demanded. "' f, ho,"? ' nie again." said the girl, shyly, and Stanley, draw- ,)et j wnlj all(, beginning tonight my miry Koumi'iiier lias a place m my Prayers." Marjorle looked slightly puzzled, but 1 it un. "I wilt send it to him tomormu- she thought, callnly; then tossed It upon ' the table and ran unstaire. furious m " find ihal her 'cheeks wer burnlnt- .i ""u """ "er """ " ""ining and " V Iow)ns etter: ,-jiy dear Fairy Princess Clnderell , (is that the masculine form of Cinder- ' ella?) has lost his glove. His fnlry god- mother Informs him that It may he inrorms mm inai 11 may be the palace ot a certain prlu- iverslng the old tradition, may come In search of his lort hand' found at the palace ot a certain prin cess. Hev fMiwlerell nntn . .., ,... i9.. It Is almost needless to add that the ' "Of course, you know that jour fath answer of the Princess MurJorle was er and I used to bunk together when we "yes" to Ihe letter, and also to the were both working for a store In Do questlon that not long after was asked 1 tro't?" " In (lie fragrant dimness of tho conservn- - j thought for a minute. "Now that t0T' .... . . . U vou mention It. I remember dad Baying And ehall we ride on on our noney moon In a pumpkin, my princess?" asked .Stanley with a smile. "in a shoe box, If you like," said Mar Joile. "In anything, dearest, so long as we go together." The neit Dan I'uiild, complete novelette I. Ittle VJHAT Af?E c(t)U DREAMIM6 ABO0T "CAM ? ALL THE I PRESCMTS TOu AAlfiMT 6eT Tomorrow r ;- -J- -:- Copyrlaht. 101S. by rubllo r.edeer Co, BfJ HAlWARD " Sirrrr:". t DRYUPMAg6lE. THIS. (1111 -ZTvi . "U H &x. i COWk ky miss o'flage- Irw: ) mj- J Jtf r1 MAYBE HE LUH (rMll? S-v &(&!frtT7- dv')rr ev4 car: i m -'tH XmiiMYl0 l tfk ri3iiu MwM iw fer aT'iinr 'J.itmAmUmr a YfiV""-i,7ag' i '"iifi1 . ; - , ",l DREAMLAND AD VENTURES-By Daddy THE LAND OF LOST THINGS (Ptgov and niUy Belgium oecomo loat In a dark, (mpataatile foreit and ore told by a queer image that they are in the Land of Lost Things.) CHAPTER II T AM Gloomy Nooks, King of the X Land of I.ost Things," spoke the queer Image. "You are now my subjects. llow down and do mo homage I" Peggy, frightened by this odd creature and the stranseiiess of the place, started i to obey when Billy Belgium Jerked her uacic, , "This Is the fhllcd States. We know no kings here. We are free Americans." So answered Billy proudly. "Hurrah I Free Americans !'v-echoed a chorus of sleepy voices from beneath the leiiven on the ground ana tho under growth all around. This chorus came i so unexpectedly that Peggy was startled and grasped Billy by the hand. "If yoi are free, go whero you desire," ciiucKieo, the husky voice of Gloomy - "". , said Blll.v. leadlne Fezcv bck the way they had entered. But ll was easier said than done. There, was no way put. The bushes, the brambles, the trees mado a solid wall they could not get through. "Free I Everybody Is free here !" chuckled Gloomy Nooks. "Free to sleep ana sleep and crumple Into dust." spolte a tiny vorto and Peggy felt something stirring In her hand. Looking down slie discovered that It was the golf ball she bad picked up when they first entered tho Land of Lost Things. But now ft was an oddly hu man-looking golf ball. The lop of tho hard, round shell had opened and out of thls had come a neck and head. Down Business A Story Mr. IVhltchrail will mistccr vnur business questions on buyiiw. sclllno, advcrtlsltio and employment. Ask vour questions clearly and Olve all the Jacls, Your correct name and lull address must be given to alt Inquiries. Those irhlch ate cuioiil.notis must be ignored. Answers to tcelmlcat questions Kill be sent by mflll, Other questions will b" answered In lil column. The most tntrreslliio piob lems of inquirers icllt be icot-eil into the storv ol t'cter Flint. rCLXXYIH. I THOUGHT somebody was fooling me this morning when the telephone bell 1 - ... ..., .,.. .. r- t)&n. ran nna Ame lolu 1" v,,Bl " ""' "" tn wanted to speak to me. I never thought of connecting It with the su- nerlntendent of Marsh & Felton, of Boh- ton. the department store for whom I ,vnrkP1i. iid when he uald who he was j ,d , dI 1)elleve lt. It seems that he hail been to Atlantic !Cll' to nttP"tl a convention of depart- Iment stole superintendents. Dad had ! written to him that I was In the real estate business, so be decided to stop off and say "I low-do" to me. You bet It didn't take me long to beat lt to the Knickerbocker, where he was staying. Isn't it funny how people change? When I woiked for him I felt that he was about a thousand miles away. I hardly real'zed that he was a human eliig. When I went up to his room i felt the old feeling of awe for a minute t ,,llt ,le waH BO d(cpnt that It wasn't long before I was talking ,o him " "Ke nn om Ir,c"u "Sit down over there, Peter, and have a cigar." I lit my cigar wh'le he looked at me through narrowed lids. "You have changed a lot since you worked for us, Peter Flint." "I guess I never did work for you," I said with a half laugh and felt a bit of a fool. "I will be truthful and agree with you. but I think you have a different v'ew ot business from what you had then." , "A'ou Just bet your sweet life I have," I said emphatically. "When I think of the larn fool things I did then-i-wcll, I wonder thut I I waa allowed to live, that's all. u smiled and said: "And an Inter- ..tinc- fnet M?at vou will find In your I" nl In 'bus'ness life, Peter Flint, is that I11 ntl.or u-n vears' time you will look ; back on your present life and make Just he, same comment. .... em. 1 t don't know !" I expostulated. I don't think I am doing such foolish - ".:.. t ,11,1 then." , . ,,... voll aren't, but. If you ' are going to progress at all, you will ' .i, idit.- waters of failure, "Vou know. I felt real sorry for you, Peter, when you were -worisii g tor us. . .. . ' .... . a Itnlr, Vlll If T r.ttltl. I "'" rea." wu"l.i." ".'X ',.. ZvL r-f nfn;,natelv. nobody on Clod's earth could help you in the frame of all didn't your ' ' ' I hardly liked the way he was telling me whllt htmiV1 it's" nil light' for ,,'',,.! vmVe'ln a big noslt'on. you probably never had td do much you probably never baa to do much struggling like I did, nnd, naturally, one doesn't take much stock In 'advice' from some one who hasn't been through the in tit.. I,..t u..am lifriii rfli It ' mill like he's been through It ,1., , , ,. but t liad forg;otten all about It." "I started working In Detroit, at J3 a week and nt the end of the year I was having 112 your dad got the same. -Your dad's mother and father were living then and they used to send 1 li'm some extra spending money every -f J?T & 1AWT A SOB FILM! HOWSMf, OFLA6BTei? KfcuR dear RhoematiCs? n- .. A oOQi. ! (Se.e look at that , HW L V- LITTLE LIOW EAT. THATsB H ) IT EVERVBobV--LAUGj, m .w''v rM?wr m V Cg "If you are going away from here, will you please take me along?" asked the golf hall very politely below legs, feet, and arms had appeared through other openings. "Why, It's Just like a turtle," ex claimed Billy, stretching his hand to ward It. Click! The .headVand neck snapped back Inside, the legs and arms drew In, and there was the golf ball perfectly round and smooth again, t "How funny I" cried Peggy, forgetting the creepy feeling that had come over her when she discovered the ball stlr- ring In her hand. "Come out of your Career of Peter Flint, of Salesmanship by Harold Whitehead (Copyrl jrht. ) now and then. I had no one to look after me. When I was fourteen I was absolutely alone In the world." Gee. but I did feel different toward Benton when he said this and I told him so. . "You see, I do know some of the things that some of the fellows go through, Peter Flint. I didn't stny In that Detroit store long, but got a Job selling made-to-measure clothes. "You are fond of good selling Ideas. I will Just tell you one I pulled off several years ago In a little town In Illinois." TODAY'S IlL'NINi:SS KI-IUll.VM Don't holler for deserts; you may yet them. What does this mean to YOU? lliuincss Questions' Answered With much Interest and cleas'ure I have read all of the I'eter Flint articles, with the questions and answers following. In I.XIII, In your comment on D. T., 1 noticed Ihe following expression: "Your Vrltlwt. while neat. Is weak." This brings un a subject In which I am much Interested, viz., character reading from handwriting. I have studied and practiced lt for yeara for my own pleasuro and for the practical benefit of my friends, who have consulted me on this subJectto some extent. lrnm vour comment on I). T ' hand- vvrltlnK 1 am led to nsk you how muih no you believe In handwriting as an exposi tion nt cimructe.. . t.,ew hi It -tL science and mv friends huvo urucd ne to mike a tirofesslon of It. I beve unothcr business and could do much nf the hand writing bu-dness evening-!,. However. 1 have refused to make s business of It becausn so few people believe such a study as graphol ogy can be snythlnc but charlatanism. Friends Iihvu suggested tlist 1 operate behind a "bureuu of character lnvestliratlon from handwriting" and thus not show any , Ul.liri-,i,.n , ,ii ,. nine, iiu.iii.,,1 -tiuit; friends have been successful In securing REMEMBER THIS, KIDS? This Is Part of the Famous Poem, "A Visit Front St Nicholas," Just as Clement C. Moore Wrote It a Hundred Yeats Ago the. flxcuie. 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Oh, Qlrndtlt Otrf fifttytM '' 'Jidt -toi oft tht-fricAi ' j tcf. vf t,t molU ! vVW aoin cuvtw! daiCi ctMranj tcuh avtuvoUi AVhen Clement C. Jloore was eighty two years old he was still young at heart. He lived In a handsome housa overlooking the Hudson at Ninth nvc nue aiiilTvventy-lhlrd street, New A'ork, The place was known as Cheltea and it shell. lltOo golf ball. Wo wilt not hurt you.'t Click! went tho golf ball again. Its head popped out, Its feet shot down, and Its arms came out of the sides. There It stood like a little man, bowing and smiling at Peggy, and touching Us hand to tho helmct-liko bit of shell on the top of Its head, "If you are going away from here, will you please take me along?" asked, the golf ball very "politely. "And mo, and hie, ana mo I" rose thot chorus of sleepy voices from down below and all around. "Who aro you all 7" cried Jlllly Bel glum, picking up a stick and poking? among the dead leaves, the mold, and tha tangle of grasses. And as he'poked thern came to light a most astonishing col lection of things golf balls, gold and silver rings, dollars, quarters, dimes; nickels and pennies, lead pencils, but- tons, stick pins, pieces of Jewelry, twn golf clubs, purses, knives, keys, and all sort of knlcknnck8. " "We aro Lost Things," they chorused. "We are tlr.d of resting. Please, please, take us back to useful lives." "To be sure wo will," promised Billy Then he looked at the wall of shrubberyf and a tone of doubt came Into his voice "If we can find the way." "If 7 If 7" taunted Gloomy Nooks. "That word Is so little and yet so big." , "I could show you If I wanted tt, but I don't 1" So squeaked the rabbit bobbing up out of the brush and as promptly bobbing bnck again. "If I If! Oh, If wo could only escape.'' walled all tho Lost Things, while Peggy and Billy looked helplessly at each other) (Kcxt will be told how hope comet ,to Peggy and Hilly Belgium.) Iielft fpr certain positions by arceptlnc m analysis of the handwriting of those appll-l cations msde In writing, and none others were considered. I have no intention od working 011 any line except business analysis W. A. M. I do not enre to give an opinion oil the subject of character reading from handwriting, for I know nothing about itj , Like njany other business mon, I analyze tne writing of people more care-J fully than most other people on ac-4 count of being more or less trained as an analyst. Naturally, I have a habltl of telling accuracy by the carefulness of the formation of letters neatness byi the tidiness of the letter loglo by tha manner of presenting the case the) strength of character by the sturdlnessj of the letter formation, and such like. Whether that Is' character reading or not, I could not say, but I have come tq that state that I do not register any thing as impossible that I do not un derstand. For that reason I retain an open mind on a matter such as this. As a business man. I would be glad ta uso everv such aid In the discovery of the character of an applicant for a po sltlon, and I feel sure that others feel the same way. Therefore I am suro such a bureau as you name could bo run successfully and highly profitably, so long ns you are careful to guard against anything which might smack or. charlatanism. I would advise you to consult with a good advertising agent nnd have him work out a logical campaign for you. I uiu interested in your plan and would like to hear more of It as It develops. Good luck to you. (Copyright) Absent-Mindedness The nrofeBsor had fallen down stairs. and as ho thoughtfully picked himself up he remarked: "I wonder what noise that was I just heard?" Pennsylvania. , , t I fUncii JIovvi. was considered comparatively remote from New A'ork, though it 8 now In the heart of the metiopolls. UlvlnK near his country seat was a portly rubi cund Dulchmnn, whose personality sug gested -to him the Idea of making St. Nicholas the hero of a Christmas piece for the little children he loved. In tlose days Christmas was not cele. brated'as It Is today. .Doctor Moore having absorbed the ancient traditions of his Dutch neighbors, wove them Into his poem. 'He really did more than that, for he built up around the central thought an Interpretation which lias) gradually come to bo worldwide. Accompanying the original manuscript when It was presented to the New York: , County Historical Society by T. AV. Moore, a relative, some fifty yeara ago, Is a letter In Avhlch the writer tells how the verses enme to be written and how It happened that they were eventually published, It was with no thought of its evi being published that Mr. Moore wrote tt)ei poem, but the lines were copied by a, relative of the author In her album From It another copy was made by m friend of hero from Troy. Bomo tlmo Iaterv muci to the surprise of Doctor5 Moore, t was for the drst-tlme published In a newanauer. Ilv sueti amah ohnnna waa this choice little poem saved Xo potterlty. As some one has bo aptly said, It hM become so much part and parcel of ou literature that It seldom occurs to pe pie It ever hud an author. Since text nearly jno.yer. American ehlMmn tiavi ' A . "H J UhI fim 1. tf.f.Ltk&tiiti.L. v ' " n i; '! '4 Wt&Ml JsewWj. Mir Lt! I j ii . 1 - n ,.(i 'j,q