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This Day in Our History - THIS is the anniversary of the casting of the first elec toral vote by United States Electors in the Presi dential election of 17S9. At that time Washington re ceived Gil, John Adams 31. with 3." scattering. In our latest election President Wilson received 1177 votes to 25-1 for Charles K. Hughes. Venus Nearest the Sun WHILE you are looking at the i;izzlilij world of Venus glowing in the western twilight to-night, you may be interested in knowing that she is just now in pirlulion. or at her nearest approach to the sun. If you use a small telescope a pocket or folding one will do you will see her in the form of a crescent moon. Slaking Your Job Pay ! The Child That Lags Behind The Four of Hearts A Serial of Love and Youth THE FOLLY OF TRUSTING TO LUCK Taking Pains with Your Work, Says Beatrice Fairfax, Is the Only Way to Succeed. Republished by Special Arrangement with Good Housekeeping, Nation's Greatest Home Magazine. Cynthia Attends the Engagement Dinner of Her Cousin and Attracts Milton's Notice. ; Wl If r s-JC7 i 7nr r 3 )) jst dT?n V -3 All 1 . i fSEaeiw hi wissxmtefflMtimffl-- i k i oxsLxraKvnsrwfl r i"a. ss "--ryirjjJhxw.tflu x SkKtm Milton Van Saun Tries to Cheer Cynthia. fcy Virginia Terhune Van de Water. CHAPTER XIII. Cepyrlxtlt. 1918. Stir Comoirj. IT wii the night of the encase ment dinner. The dozen peo pl seated about the Living stone's table were making 'very merry. Announcement had been made of Dora's engagement to Milton Van Eaun. and had created Juit as much surprise as tha pretty young host ess had hoped. She was not con futed nor embarrassed by the con gratulations ahowered upon her. nor by the toasts drunk In her honoi. Nor was the prospective Broom at all self-conscious as he responded to some of these toasts. Then, when the various members ef the party began again to pay attention to one another and to talk ef something; except tbe astonishing fact of the betrothal, Cierald Stew art turned to Cynthia Long, whom he had brought out to dinner. "Well." h remarked, "that an nouncement business is over, any wayl I would hate the fuss of It all if I were the happy man Hut Van rioes not mind it a hit. I rnvy I him his sine frold." Cynthia glancea across the table . to where Milton sat at Dora's tl'te. chatting; as caln.lv as if nothing unusual had occurred "1 think that kind of self pos- , session Is born to on not acquired." Cynthia observed ' IMfferent peo ple take their experie1. s differ ently Now, there Is Iora - She stopped and ber companion took her up eagerly "Yes" he said, "what about her? TThat were you going to say?" "Only that she takes all her ex periences natural!), easily They Make the Brother Help By William A. McKeever.- (Os of ffce Ration's Best-Known Astkorttlea an CblK I'roblrma.) IN a comfortable city home, wtisretn good order and eyste matle arrangement are in evl 4eeoe, the children of the household are a boy of sixteen and a rlrl two 7are younger. And while the en tire family of four is congenial and reasonably happ, a fundamental DO YOU KNOW THAT An enormous amount of asbestos is being found in the Trleska dis trict. Cape Colony, and thousands f bags are now being shipped to England. It la said to be of very good quill t. Scientists hate recently discov ered that most fishes are able to focus their eyes on near obje- ts by means of the superior and inferior bllqua muscles. The world produces IS. 040.043 tons of cotton a ear, nine of which corns from America and two and a half from India. Walnuts yield their own weight in oil. the flavor of wnlch Is con sidered equal to tbat of the finest Lucca oil. The planet Pallas was dls oiri-d by Olbers, an astronomer, h. no: ! I Indian Ink can be made from j karm4 eatuhaa. wSi& wlw! ' KLs do not seetr to ruffle her gay se re.ilty If (ii may use such a term, fcne la the happiest girl I have ever n- Perhaps it may be because eLe .f never had any real trouble." Hie ws silent, yet' the .nan beside her did not sem to notice her al lelic His eyes were fixed on Dora and he ap;i-ared to be studying her glowing 'ace Glad of a Respite. Cynthia was glad to be allowed to siop talking Sho had found It die uii to carry on a cheerful con versation this evenlug. It was her first appearance at any social Affair since her great bereavement, and :. fe't h-r trouble to be all the stronger because of the contrast v .th i.:. is jovial sceuo She did not er j iir cousin lier happiness. yet tbe slrfht of it but accentuated her own lor.nllr.i-ss llre was Dora, ie:ted and loved by an indulgent father and mother, encaged tu b married, surrounded by admiring fr.enus. And she. Cynthia l.in i i lt hr fatlier and her home an l was now among strangers 2. i fctartrd nervously as Stewart turned to her with "You think ber ir'a.ab.e of ! -p f'-eling"' u . o " -ithia stammered "I ira ' Oh. i 1 rever .if-a'.t ! l:.l:mat anytn.ns of tbe kind: I n1-. raid tnt sh had had no real tr. uile. I hope and pray she never n j il- JSps quivered slightly, but l-r iMtnipanion did not know this '.i' vi .i. mill ficrmtniilng- the itlrl oppo.-, t:m. Cynthia dropped her e a- 1 been to trace wit'1 t1- ip of i.er finger the pattern on Me oan.aJiv jh1 ll.ee l-ii. .o..i 'i 1 - r iertanly allowed her an ii. u. e of time in which to fol ic t .- . our&e .,f her uvt n 'muaings. i'uri luri.irg to reply to some pa-- r. i.r of Milton's, met s4.r. ;, rit d Sewart's Intent taze 1.e uori's she was about to seak t- sitieiilv checked, and for an h t t MtUon Van Saun's betrot. d ..i.. !..s friend looked . error has crpt into the programme under which tbe two children have been trained, and both have suf fered therefrora. The girl of this household has been from childhood a willing, obe dient helper, "the mainstay of the family." The records, briefly re viewed, show that s'nc ten years of eee the has been somen hat over vc Wed. and. as a result, ahe Is son.rwhat wan and weary. T'.ie father Is absent-minded and ver busy with his occupation, and lfaes all the home management to ti.e mot:er She and tlie daughter have always "babied" the boy. and to-day at piit-n he Is merely a big self -del endent. Let sa ,in at the character of the beautiful r'rl viiDmibat more critically. f.,r s.e U i.-is of a lrn class V find her bright, gentle nutnnerrd and ofton ureat.ied w .Ui a snu.e hies ju!cKly fa'.es into an exprenslou of i.i4--uu ov.dencr of the fatlsue which lurks constantly within Hut the crltl' . c Int Is that this fourteen-year-.. .t'rl already has !. -.me thorn i. auliaervlent to the men of th" fmnlly. She waits on her i rotiier to. . ll .ieipi pre pare hi- meaia. ti.es e.ire of his room, picks up I a brlunsings, usu Hil) thrown about caleiessly The brother laK-a aii ih mental ser vice n a itiMlter of ou we as If It were hie inherent right thus to be watted on ;.olf the striking centrast The V r! : . a. i '! found her life v. .'. 'lra nrd Into It ui t iti Ii r - ..nil i htu-e a" is a.rea.1 t' m'h n ave t' Tl e i I- . i t R I , a c and has not even beMun to ' ar- RH(5. 'jci&aes w kiraigt into each other's eyes. Tbe gaze was unintentional, yet rlrl and man ere aware of a slight thrill, as if an electric current had passed from ore to the other. "What were you going to sey? Milton asked when Dora did not speak. "Oh, nothing." she answered, "ex cept." casting about for some re mark that would not be too Incon sequent, "that Cjnthlc's looking rather pale to--nlght. Isn't she? Or Is It only her blark dress that makes her look so white?" "I thought," said Van Faun with an effort to speak v. .th great In difference, "that she was looking rather better than usual. She Is quite handsome, don't you think?" In a Dilemma. The man on Dora's other hand spoke to her before she could re ply to Milton's question, and Van Faun allowed himself to watch the black robed figure seated across the table from him. lie noticed her pallor, and that Stewart was not now even pretending to talk to her. "Chump"- Milto-n criticized his friend mentally. "The Idea of miss ing the chance of getting better ac quainted with such a girl ai that Why. the man's dents actually dense'" Cynthia Long: wa mle. that s a fact Mllmn m'isd ! the pallor was not the unbecoming, sallo.v klid that Indicated 1M health. Per haps it wax not a pallor, aflr all. but only the effect of the filmy black -venln gvn she wore i Above the folia of her lres. her i shoMrs and reck roae fair and p!"am!ng in th cinl-l'trM llr hair was like burui?h I broR2e She I naa cettalnly a lo- 1 i reature t And her ?tyl was si uncommon -I un'lke that of any other woman , ar a'm had eer known She was tbe o- 'y pTon In black .( at ih tuble. i observed. Yet ) she was the vouugest-lookinr per son there, with, maybe, the eicep I tlvn of L'ora. I For wiom was she In mourning? j Oh. . he retne-nt ered. It was T-r , her father! Poo- girl what a -I trust Uot&'s lot r.is to hers' And j how p'uckily she was bearing all this merriment snd r.lel. ration I litn her own heart must be lteawt He suddenly t(- 'te a br t that ' h ned not mad rportunity to speak a word of empathy to her. I Ye', she might r-seii u if l did. j Clrls were sur-h unrerta n creatures! , (To De Continued.! By PROF. WILLIAM A. McKEEVEK . rive." He Is "going to some day" The affairs about the house are none of his business excepting that they must be arranged to suit his !.- ure He Is Kood" In his studies at school, ''good-for-noth--.. - of :n...ir.,l wurk, and has been made extremely se!f lii .ij uvir tuuu. genet To summarise tho situation here described. tn girl ua-. u. .. t.. . ,..j "j "-.- " more Hi-n her share and made habitually tut seivten, nu Uui ;io will tei pruouiv outiuue in like maimer alter m.irlt,,, kn(j win exhaust ner neaiin ana atrni;ia early through this kind of um over-saciin. . to hr 111IU..4 .,(! children The boy nis been un ciiM..u.j3ly led ttt tin: oilitr ,1. trema and has been ti.trougiii pre pared to becomo a thougbtleai ami ligtii;ent husoand tj:ie ultt, wilt pet nut Mis wife tu A-uri. buieeit to deatti. Tho remedy for thmo two rases of ciiaiattt-r u,.u.iliM Kiowlng in tne nairio home is eaail tu apply thus. U 0,4.0 oai.y rami's the boy tu do bis pait ana 10 oe tliouzuliul uf hia s.s.cr. Utminld liliu that fui every strtico retettfd by him thei- must be one euu.il In value rendered In-ulca! the law of compeiisutlon, k'vo and take. faor for laiur it is a looi.ni, ltt" d.tlon that a boy aiin'.t or thoull Iiui teab.b. dubul Ir.t? Iiuutu. Then correct the cricu in ttm pa tient stai.-i s iraminK- H'mliid or of the need uf being at times h bit S'lr.Mi, tor ner iiraltn'x sake ami for tha s of puae.ble ium ilfo and juyfu. cr Ice itnn'nii htr of her duty to help holtl tlie brother t t.. pfatti ot In t.wn duty anj 1 11 1 1 Ii'.imh re aponslbllltles. tlmt ir.it p-uptir char to .;. j t,.ol.t. 1 it , ul.tiN Such K me, a 1 1 ' -ft. Help bruia, otiier.- 1 en in the ui one an- By Beatrice Fairfax. WE were discussing the fabu lous Income of one of our cleverest novelists. "I haven't actually counted his money," said the editor, "but I know rd be ready to pay him twenty-five hundred dollars right down flat any minute he came la and told mt ha had a good Idea for a short story." "By Jpvsl- said the Crltlo, "I can remember tha day about fifteen years ago when he landed bis first story. He had re-written It seven teen times and it took him five ears to sell It. . . . And twenty five hundred for one story now! He got fifty then and took me out to celebrate." That shows he isn't an artist," said the iJoclaty Woman. "X genius wouldn't ever have had to re-wrlte his story seventeen times he'd know instinctively how to do It," I remembered a quotation: "Genius Is an Infinite capacity for taking pains." Re-wrltlng one short story seventeen times "peddling" It about for five years are not these fairly good examples of taking ,paJns Infinitely? . The Kdltor looked at the Society woman a bit Impatiently. "How do you think a man writes his story, madam? I remember an old college professor who once told me that no poem ever got written merely through desire or by the grace of Ood, or by saying: 'Go to! I will write a poem.' . . . Story writing may be an art. but It Is a craft, too, and th artist who won't take the trouble to learn the technique of his Job, to try to find out how writing should be dons, to study the art of To My Sweetheart OLDIE Ever- Girl Has a Sweetheart These Wonderful Letters FOUKTEENTH LETTE!'.. Ueloved : My soul's brotlicr is making us a visit. Little Sammy of the paper route and the loal heart 1." with us again. I ilul not know ioy much I rnisfril him and his wise philosophy, until he appeared in our midst today. At my plate at the breakfast table was a fold ed note, written laboriously and with many blots. It took me some time to understand its con tents. Dear Madam Sammy is rrst less, I can't pin him to nothing. I lie's lost interest in his noos- papern and he won't hanker after no more pic, which he was com pletely sot on? 1 don't know is it lonet'omeness or measles which has been next door. If its Ionc Eomencss he'll peril up. If it ain't he'd buht out. Let him sleep out doors if there ain't no room inside, lie's used to it, and now no more from your obedient and respect iblo servant, MRS. A. JONES. I raised my eji-s and there sit ting in a big chair under the dove cage, all huddled up in anxiojs uaiting. was Sammy. His Miiall round fare was washed clean, and his hair was all .slirki-d down, and his Sunday suit was held together bv one discreet button across his chest. After a big bowl of mush and milk and some doughnuts and a fIicc of ham, he had "perked up" considerably and an Ihere was no sign of "liiiKtintr out" I conclud ed the loyal littlo soul really was homesick for us. His happiness now is wonderful to see. The dog ami the cat f..lW him aliout like a lovrd and long-lost play mate, but it is lo tr-p little wound ed dove that all the -wretness of hi srvn't rovonl it-j-Jf All day lori" ! h..s h'-ld it clasp ed under hi tii'!i huh. jacket, and his face wears that look of tender solicitude, which the stronger teels toward the uetdt I never knew that rough little restless body cotil-1 be so gent ! .so considerate. Manv talks Samitu and I have had in the rarden today about ou! "Is Mr. Jack and the gus over in France? Hain't the Kaiser got sick to the stumuk and five up yet? There won't Iw nothing loft to end the war - ith when Mr. Jnrk gets thro i-h uili t-'-He:nies." Such hone-! prise swells my heart with priil"! .Such wholc-Miu'cd lev.ition wanns the very marrow of mv bones, and I clasp my little soul's brother In iny nrms. His fn-e is no longer clean, anil his h-iivh are grubbv, and his button h:t lt:rt from bi little tii-iit mat! Frank Ins been ra"i( r melani liolv of late ami gien 'o Irooil'ii"! ow. he anil Sanmn fori"'aliii r once iihtp be hind the g.iragc, and even Mimmy writing In general and the art of writing each particular story he is working out in particular, hasn much chance ever to amount to much." And that Is completely and abso lutely true. I suppose a great many people Imagine that our best known writ ers are gifted beings to whom luck has been kind. Fortune may have given them Hie art of Imagination, a feeling for worua, the power to con vey Impressions but of what u would these gifts ever have been had their possessors been happy-go-luckles who were unwilling to work to take infinite pains? It Is very easy to ascribe the good fortune of others to luck. It is equally easy to Imagine that your own HI fortune was wished on you by a malicious fate. Do you know what Is exactly the worst luck fn the world? The an swer Is plain and true: Trusting to luck; that is the most maliciously unfortunate thing that can happea to you. Chance may waft what you want )our way. Chance may also carry the things you desire directly away from you. If you go after your I heart's desire and chance Is already carrying it toward you, of course you get it and about twice as quickly as It you had trusted to luck to bring It all the way. If your de sire Is being blown away from you by the winds of opportunity and you hasten after it, you may catch up Ith It. So by effort you can de feat what might seem to you to be your own 111 luck. Waiting to see what's going to turn up fills a great many park benches, llelievlng In luck is a va- a grant attitude. So Every Girl Should Read to "Somewhere in France" refrains fiom spoiling tlieir glail reunion. I hear her muttering tiercel v about "poor white trash" and "Ilraddork's Army," but sho takes no steps toward the garage, and so I know that her heart, un like I'liar.ioli's, i not hanlened. I have found u wonderful little three-room cottage at the edgo of the tor.-n where luu a couple so ijiialnt. so sweet, and no devoted that they surely lived in the times of tho Canterbury tales and hao Just kept living on and on ever since. One day in a rain storm I was driven there for shelter and I have been bar'v so many times since. I gtiHs 1 he, are Ucruian.'-. but in spite of that they are fiercely American. He fs strong and Knotty and has a stern bravo face She is little and wiry and Oh" so beautifully clean, a tlcht knotted handkerchief Is forever about her head, and her apron bib crosses oer her dress, and her skirts stick tint stiff with starch The sit together this sweet old couple on.- each side of their 0eu door in fair weather, and hand in hand by the Orcplacc when the days are cold Thev look at one another with m-h love and t-nder-lies, and with stn-li pleading a3 though each u. re tiylng to lighten some harden winch ihe oilier is bearing I hue never seen so tragic a Ionic uf repressed grief as dwells in thoir ejes. Their names are Christian and Fredericka. If they have another I don't know It. Some dav I Know thp will tell me of their grief, and mavhe I ( ,m help them. It Isn't death, I know death iloesn t le.ne that lirotelinj.. haunting, lnok of mrrov llcitli often is inn!, stjp m its pain How diircrcnt are my Christian and Frederiika from tho couple who live next to the church Mr. and Mrs. II. she has a face like a east iron a n doe", ami he is shoit and fat, with very short lers. and struts about like .1 petttrr pi Ton I call her mv "cow-hell rte'-hlior," because when dinner is i.dv she conies out on t' e porch and r ng a co-.v 1m II ami P'.-U j soon -c see the pouter pi ;ei coming in from the garden or out front the field.-.. At the doormen thev meet ami mingle. She talks A sharp and he answers in II lint, t'nd bv 110 me'n od of music tines th .' ake - pret tv harmony. Just n.. a very nice young lady is vi.-it'ti': there, ami I 1-avc seen vi 'lis th.tl in-tke me liel.-ve the pouter p.'ceon is rather preening his feathers. If I were the cow-bell wife, I'd -hanpc iriy tactics and keep a weather eye om on the home nryt! lo you think I am goss-ininir, my beloved ? Mot so. vnur w ife! Far be it. I nin jut lixini' and learn ing. I aiit seeing v bit to avm.l and what to p-ittrrn after, and . here the st p of i h 'i ad. Crood.night. Iiear JIu ' I Jennie's trouble wtis not lack ot care, but too much ot it. ik uirmani mind was awakened by writing real letters to friends and making lists pf each day's happenings. Tlv ATivio TTinn Qe-ntf Uy lUiridm X lllll OlUtl. r till; child that for some reason and In some particular lags behind the average of his sge I think that few of us have the faintest Idea of how general Is this problem. Those of us who have children that are two or three classss behind where they should be In school may admit that our children are back ward, but If we really saw the Whole truth and saw the possibili ties that exist In the child every one of us who have children would admit that our children are back wart In some respect. That Is, our child Is not developing to the limits of his possibilities. Therefore, the problem of the child that !ags be- 1 problem that touches every parent. .he child that Is not a full portion of himself may In some cases be fitted by the word "stupid," which we In our provocation so gen erally apply to such cases. But as a common thing, the child lags be hind, not because he Is stupid, but beca-iso lie has never been under stood, and therefore has never been handled properly. Anil In many cases our improper handling has mide us tha direct agents and causes of the child's being below par. Perhaps a ch'Id lags behind be cause of ignorance or neglect on the parents' part and perhaps the defect they finally see Is only the surface Indication of something deeper and very different. A woman who had every advan tage that money can give cams to roe In great distress over her ten-year-old daughter. "Since Jennie was a baby I have given her every The Hidden Hand By Arthur B. Reeve, Crrntor of the -rrnlR Kennedy" uiyatrry atorlr, Iiith appear ex clusively lu Cuauiupolltau Magaaine. EPISODE 12. 'The Eyes in the Wall." CtpjrUbt. .' Co. FOR an Instant. Itamsay stood at bay. realizing that Scar ley would certainly carry out his thieat. Tbe evil doctor glanced down at the body of norts lying on ttm table beside the dying hench man, whose blood L'orls was to re pay with her own Then he nodded inirtly to his Hlitann. and they ru'i"d at ItaniMiy. bearing him down as the p..lol .lie. liarKcd Al most n an - to 1,M'1 came a deep booming us tho hcirct Ser-vu-o nieu thundered at tho door In th h.illtt y bf.ow ll.-.iiiaiiiK Hint re- u was nt h.ind. fk-arl.-y m-l. d I'oim In Ills arms ami i.lutlird her f.oni tho table, brruhtiic the transition tube und st-n i.ii(4 '" dMiiK emissary ti.m blliirf to lh. H....r. I 'sole itamwiy ami Ins a.-i.ill.'Ut. With a bound. H.-nrl. l.-ape.l acrf-i the room with iwi In his urnm and painM the lutllway by the head of the stairs. Then b darted ( k ' the Secret S. rvi. e iin r.iinr ruVi ng toward htm. With giant 1 ,ib he won? l.ri over tin- r.ti. :inl downward Mi.d threatened 1.. J. op Iter lo ucnth It they a.lvuti rd .t step IJafflfd trty stood Urbalill how to aave th irl. A .rnsl.l.g from the other room revrrberat. .1 through tl.e house. A shout, a 'it. and then ullllneas. From the room erepl UaniMf's nt taekors, w 10 ttvti tht!r muster and win tTod. "We dropped him tl'r.o.i;h the nrr tr.ip T . Set-: tt .it i 11. en ttcn'i to r Iw 10 - 1 . iifil w trilne 11 ne 1 . - . ' ,tt -..'.ii t. li.w . 111 11I l.n 1 - 1 ir.l Vt 1 , 1 . . 1 1 . . , Hi a tt ll il . . 1 1 I J t . ii 111H care, every attention I have given . her vefythlnc'" the mother told her everything'" the mother told me "But now she is most un happy, and so am I." I saw Jennie, fche was very docile, apparently In no way active ly troublejome; she was sweet and kind. But she was listless. Irrespon sible, had seemingly no power of loitceiii.ution, ano tne things about her seemed to make no Impression upon her mind or her emotions. She seemed will-less, purposeless one of those sad figures that are bound for nowjicro. Here was a child that was rapid ly losing ground in her mental development. Iter fate was plain if she continued as she was going: she would become a hysterical, disor ganized. Irritating heipless young woman. Instead of a "problem" she was a living tragedy one of tnose hopeless, helpless'half persona that are a misery to themstives, and. that if they marry, are likely to proparate only misery and lncom outcnie A closer examination of the child revealed that behind her purpose lessness and the sluggishness of her mind and body there had been, and still was In a dormant condition, more than average mentality, and physical capabilities above the or dinary. What, then, was the mat ter? fwfnt Into the case yet further Into the dally history of the little girl's life. And the mystery which had so puzzled the mother was easily solved The mother had given me the key to It all when she exclaimed "I have given her every thing!" The mother, tn her great love for her child and her intense desire to have Jennie benefit from every ail antage. hid placed the child at an early age under the direct and con stant charge of a governess, who still had Jennie In her care, a gov erness whom the mother earnestly described to m as "a most wonder fal woman simply wonderful." 1 fntiPil that this governes. a well rducated woman, had had a blind. fan.it u devotion for her charge, and of Ramsay, who had gained the stairway. Meantime Ramsay loosened the ropes tliat hound !or!s and learned from her the story ot Scarley's at tack "That convinces me," Doris con cluded, "Dr. b'carley Is the Hidden Hand." "I am not so certain." replied Ramsay "He has a motive In try- 1 Ing to save himself from arrest for ' stealing from your estate, but there Is another who will profit mora greatly." About Uncle Abner. "You mean Uncle Abner!" Ques tioned Doris. Ramsay wsa silent, pondering tha strange phases of the mystery. "It cant be my uncle" continued I'oris. "no Is too cowa.dly All his life he has cringed to my- father 1 If Judson Whitney was my father." Tears eprang Into her eye and Ramsay laid a strong hand on her shoulder. "Only the hand print" In the ex plosive packet r.m decide that." said Ilamsrr calmly, "and until then you are either the girl of the pro,.' cy or the heiress of Judson Whitney, torn bv doubt and attacked by a mysterious criminal who seeks to learn the serrrt before wa aro able to prove your Identity" "WhU-li If.nvrs us almost where we were 0.1 tho nt;!tt of the mttr-d-r." replied lor!x making an ef fort to pull herself toother Sho accepted UamseyS arm and us the Secret S.-tvlce men returned, re p. rtlnc failure, thev 1, ft the hou'e. That nlclil before ,m arched door. In a dlnilv Itghtcd tr. et. the t'oun trsa Son la tapped softly for admlt funo. A eltt was pushed back and lite bushy baanL-d face of a Ilueilan priest peer.! t.iit The door swung open and t'nt.i, w ttti a shrug en tered the long passageway that was lit by a KmokinK brazier She fol low t-d her conductor to n narrow dtor. where tie putd Itttenlnir. V voice of p-iUi.ar har'ineas wn- i-t ..akin tho v.iKts of the lli.l Ifti li ind h Sunlit entereit the H'dilrn Hftnd iini-kl. n.v red his face and handed In kXiiloslve packet to 00s of his was conscientious mal d.gree m wn. to a super-nor mal dagree in wn.it she considered to be her duty Now there Is no greater deterrent to success w.th chlldien than blind devotion, and I write of this In stance at such length for the rea son that so many mothers, in to r own personal handling of ther children, victimize them through this very impulse. She was taken out of the charge of the devoted governess and out of school, and the mother was told what to do, and took charge. Tha child's daily life was 90 arrangi-u that application, original tolnkim;, and independent work were re quired ot her Her previous meth d of training had left undevelope .. had in fact deadened, her power . f observation and of coherent, order y expression. To help correct this, she was required to write each day a letter to a 3! fr.end or a rela tive this to make the exercise mora personal and interesting and the better to stimulate her faculties. It was suggested to her that she write a list of "The Things I Did Yesterday." This simple process of recalling experiences, and associat ing words and ideas with concrete acts, aroused a real interet In her. and the -repetition developed her n terest in the wrtiltfs and her ab -Ity to think and exztrean herself or derly, and also developed her it -tere&t In the things she had done and was guln to do. Further, the stimuli which came from replies helped to make tho writing 01 these letters a pleasure. bi xperence. Other concrete ' methods aU requl-!-ig Jennie t . do things for herself, all under t'm direction of tho now aw ,ken 1 mother were unlertak'n to resu cltate and develop otaer of tha child's dormant or stunted facu -ties with the result that Jennie 1 I no longer a mlsat, but is progresi- 1 lng rapidly and happily on the road 1 to her true self. (i:rry mother should read this arti. eie la full in Rood Ilonnekeepinc for February.) A Serial of Romance and Mystery. a. men. Sonia smiled as she advanced to th side of the Hiddm 11 , .1 "Why bother to conceal . ir fa e from Die'" she tid timet -v. 1 kniiw who you are ' The Jliddi n Hand averted his head and v silent. "Shall I tt:.! your continued t-e Counters, bendlncr closer. Very well then. You are" "Stop'" cried the Hidden Hand. In sudden fury. The Countess 6onia stiffened an Instant as shfl watched the murder ous eyes of the man she had elect ed to be playful with The Hidden Hand stroked the gauntlet of deatt and eyed his waiting emissaries. A word and the Countess Sonia would go the way of others who opposad him. To Be Continued To-morrow. ANECDOTES OF THE FAMOUS The tate Ihmllion W Mah'a. the well-known American fttav s- w-. one of those cental men who en joyed a Joke on themselves II at titling laii, pha.- . Mr .Va'o e n chnracior. It ! told that whrn he w n stjdrm Mr Mahi,. nu,io an addles in which he told this torT He had vltltcl a srho.it In PhM. cSM-t In T'.. ,h ..,re was 1.1 fre-dr!,; The tea her regular y askwd the student.. Children. t f Mount you tlo ,f Are wre to b-..r out In this buildmc-' The rh dren all repeated in chorus Vt -would rtse In our places, s p ir tho aisle, and mar.'h Tiiet'v hi of the building" On the frnlrg when Mr Mat.lt v Isltetl tn n-n while he was sitting quietly oa tie platform, the (em nr strpped te'. the pupils and said. "Children, what would you i.v If I were to tell n that Mr Mnble is to speak to mu this morntne" 1 m chlblre . ironp.v -e:.l'c. t-i rh tu W e t. (nl'd 1 e in ;- j a e fep t. o t1 - ali.. und niarcli uuletly out of tle uundiot; "