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lie monoplane. At a clearing I de
scended. The big- biplane landed "be
"Hart?" inquired Reven, spring
ing out of his machine. "No? Good!
Hurry, we must find that man it's
We came acrosslnm under the
tree, crushed, mutilated, stone dead.
As we carried him to the biplane a
long metal box fen out of his timer
fcoat pocket. We placed him in the
Hg machine and were soon back at
the exhibition grounds. TTalf a doz
en policemen and an excited bust
ling old man who looked like a mil
lionaire excitedly awaited us.
He was what he suggested, it seem
ed, and the dead fugitive had robbed
him of papers of inestimable value to
him. As I handed him the metal
box he cried out with vivid delight
He glanced eagerly over the papers
"AH safe!" he gloated. "It means
half my fortune. Young man, have
you a fountain pen?"
I almost feh over as he wrote out a
check for twenty-five thousand dol
lars! Faithful old Revell was induced
jo accept a quarter of it
Then, good-bye to aviatics and
home, Pay, the mortgage paid, and a
wedding and happmess complete.
(Copyright by W. G. Chapman)
-GLEAMS FROM THE BRIGHT
limping he came down the street,
The gentleman with his foot in a
"Ho, he's got kidneys in his feet,"
I heard the ribald urchins sing.
rhalted the stranger and begged him
The ailment that tempted an these
",Tut," he answered me, "let them
They'd limp, too, if they had these
Look it up m the dictionary. We
PROFESSOR-POET IS -LAUREATE
OF SOUTH -
ifloSCQg G. Stolf
Hoscoe Gilmore Stott, professor of
English in the Kentucky State Nor
mal school, and a magazine contrib
utor, woke up one day to find that he
had been elected "poet laureate of
It was a 'Tittle book of verse," "The
Man Sings," that brought brought
him fame and set lovers of poetry to
making comparisons between Poe
and Stott, and proclaiming him the
new "poet of the south."
I fain would write a roundelay
To winter's ice and sleet;
But Pegasus, the awkward,
Cannot control his "feet."
One of Lord Didmsre Hearst's pa
pers prints two columns in sign lan
guage by a Blackfoot Indian, and we
una it more understandable taan tne
editorials. The Blackfoot is getting
educated. He set some of tfee horses
in capitals. .