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Tfmmmm qualify mentally, morally and physi cally, the girl who wins the prize may be blonde or brunette, tall or short, blue-eyed or brown-eyed. She may work in a shop or a factory or she may help her mother at home. It doesn't matter to the seekers after the super-baby, provided her exam- -o- ination papers are marked 100 per i cent Among the committee which has the contest in charge are Mrs. O. H. P. Belmont, Mrs. William K. Vander bilt, Eugene Brieux, author of "Dam aged Goods," and Norman Hapgood, editor of Harper's Weekly. . STOP! LOOK! LISTEN! ABOUT SHORT STORIES! Here is a new stunt The Day Book has planned for its readers. Lamplight Stories for Winter Saturday Nights! The Greatest, Most Glittering Galaxy of tar Short Stories Ever Of fered the Reading Public Are To Be the New Feature of The Day Book. Just read over this list of top notchers and see if your favorite writer is among 'em: Jack London, Margaret Deland, Rex Beach, Edith Wharton, Robert W. Chambers, Myra Keliy, George Bernard Shaw, Richard Harding Davis, Justus Miles r-n. an, Stewart Edward White, Gouverneur Morris, John Fox, Jr., Stephen r.'ench Whitman, James B. Connolly, Rowland Thomas, Elliott Flower, harry C. Rowland, Richard Washburn Child, Ray Stannard Baker, Frederick Maimer, Alvah Milton Kerr, James Francis Dwyer, Clinton Dan gerfield, W. B. Maxwell, Alfred Henry Lewis, Charles Belmont Davis, Gelett Burgess, L. H. Bickford, Bert on Braley, Jane Anderson, Robert Emmet Maclarney, Harold Titus, William H. Kitchell, Mary Roberts Rinehart, Charles G. D. Roberts, Frank Hepburn Crawford, E. J. Rath, William J. - Locke, Ellis Parker Butler, Sir Gilbert Parker, Jerome J. Jerome, Anthony Hope and Conan Doyle. The writers represented in this list are not only popular writers writers who are capable of producing fiction vital and stimulating enough to rank them as "best sellers" but they are classic writers, many of them. They have and are producing the backbone of current American, and English fiction. Every story we print through the whole winter will be a winner by a star writer. There will be no blanks in thi3 prize offering. Illustrations will be by foremost American artists men, whose work you see in the high- -priced magazines of the land. These Lamplight Stories for Saturday Night Will Start in The Day Book Saturday, Nov. 15, and Continue Thereafter Every Saturday. o o DIARY OF FATHER TIME China has been educated from time immemorial, and at the present day it is probable that primary edu cation is more widespread among the male population of the "Middle King dom" than in any other country of the world. There is no village so miserable, no hamlet so unpretentious, as not to be provided with a school of some kind. Unfortunately, hqwever, the same course of instruction is still be ing followed which was used cen turies ago, namely a knowledge of the Nine Classics. Year after year these form the subjects of the study of every aspiring scholar, large por tions of these ancient writings being committed to memory, the result be ing that the youths when turned out of school have their memories und i exercised at the expense of thzu' thinking powers. -..-.. .