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commonplace automobile which 99
out of a hundred every-day people
could or would drive if they had a
Kathlyn has purchased a machine
and has tried to d'rivert,-too. Oh, yes.
But she doesn't always drive it
just the way it ought to go. And
there are street curbs and trees and
fences to testify, they say.
However, Kathlyn only laughs and
nods and keeps right on driving, for
she is used to conquering all sorts of
difficulties in .the "movie" world.
It's Kathiyn, you know, who is the
heroine in the series of pictures now
being shown under the caption of
"The Adventures of Kathlyn."
DIARY OF FATHER TIME
Now that the cold weather is here,
and gloves are coming into use, the
ancient use of hand coverings is re
called. The ancients were hot strange
to the use of gloves but they were
not commonly worn. In the hot coun
tries the wearing of gloves was con
sidered a sign of effeminacy. The
early use of gloves was more general
in Northern than in Southern coun
tries. The use of gloves solely peeved the
Roman philosophers, one of whom I
remember declared that it was
shameful that perfectly healthy peo
ple should clothe their hands and feet
with soft and heavy coverings. They
believed that olives picked by the
naked hand were far better than
those gathered with gloved hands.
There was a famous glutton in those
days who always wore gloves to the
table so that he could handle and eat
the meat while hot and thus get
away with more than the rest of the
Gloves, besides their original de
sign for a covering of the hands, were
used on great and solemn occasions,
as in the conveying of lands or con
ferring of investitures. They were
taken from culprits, as were their
Ejtuis, as a mark of degradation.
They were testing the efficiency of
a new office boy, old chap, at a place
of business I visited. It seems he had
not been prompt in responding to the
summons of the various bells and I
chawnced to overhear him being cor
"Look here, you lazy tyke! Can't
you hear no thin'? There's the 'phone
gong hammering and the boss' buz
zer is making a noise like a bee sting
ing a brick. Take ,them boxing gloves
off your ears and get jerry to the
chimes. This ain't no place to test
out sleeping powders. Plow across
like a fire horse whenever one of
them gongs hits you in the lug. Re
member, my boy, this firm ain't fish
ing for business with hook-worms!"
"Does your mother allow smoking,
"No, indeed. She'd'put you out if
you smoked in the parlor."
"Well, the lamp is smoking."
Then the lamp was put out.