THI HAKTFCSO HML
By MILDRKD WHITI
Cprrlabt, 1111, WmUtb Hmppw Uatea.
Tba little woman tu lightly up tha
strps tod passed on through the long
ball. Aa aba opened the living room
door a girl bending over book glanced
"Why, Aunt ' Prleclllal" the ex
claimed, "where hare you been It
la after ten o'clock."
The little woman laughed softly a
he pauaed diffident, In tha doorway.
It Rented, as her dark eye twinkled
j Into the reproving face of ber yonng
niece, that the two had changed plnce.
' She toaeed ber demure gray hat to
V the couch and tank Into a chair.
1 "Really, I hardly know bow to ae
i count for my lateness or my rashness,
Lola," abe said. .. The pant two hours
' have been like a foolish, adventuroua
sort of dream, and I thought that I
? . bad outgrown adventuroua fancies,
Tou will never outgrow adventure,
" Aunt rrlwiy," said Lola, "Now, tell
me what happened." ;'
. "I took old Mrs. Dale home In the
I car," PrlsclUa began, "and was hurry
I Ing back along the avenue when I
Aame upon a wedding party. The
bridal couple were, evidently, about to
make their escape in white taxi
while the other curs were maneuver
ing to follow. And L wedged sud
denly Into the narrow line, found my-
ifeif, by degrees, exactly before the4
ft "house entrance. And while I leaned
bfcck a tall man came swiftly down
I the carpeted steps and deliberately to
' , the door of my coupe. , .
"Now," be suld pleasantly, 'you can
start.' As I turned'to stare at him,
the limousine and all the cars before
It were off In a mad ru3h. The' bridal
couple hnd slipped into their taxi, and
the attendants niailly agreed to follow
where no one knew.
'"TTre ninn at my sl'le was- a fine
looking man, his face hkIow Willi In
terest and enthuHluMu.
"'Khali I take the wheel? he asked
eagerly. 'I wont to be there with the
others when they stop at the sta
tion.' "And, Lois, I don't know what In
fluence seized me then ; It may have
been the sheer masterfulness of the
man's tones, or It may have been an
infection of daring from the occupants
I the cars all about us ; but I bent to
my wheel and I chased that wedding
" 'I don't remember seeing you at the
reception,' my companion suld pres
ently. .'But I take It for granted that
you are Mollle. "Go right out, now,"
Keil wild to me, as they innile their
escape, "und you will Unci Mollie suit
ing for you In the car at the door."
. Ned used often to speak of his sis
ter Mollle-when we were college boys
together. Now, possibly, you are mar
ried; if so, I am unacquainted with
your new name.'
"Lois," Prlscllla leaned forward,
"do you know what answer I made
to do all that? I did not say, 'You
.' are mistaken in your person. You
have been mistaken all along, Mr.
Take-It-for-Granted.' No; all I sold
was, 'I nm not married." Then, all
at once my companion snapped open
bis watch and looked into my fuce.
" I am sorry,' he said ; 'I have for
gotten something Important. I must
ask you to let me out here.'
"I came sharply to myself and to
a realization of my own recklessness,
- and as I reached to unfasten the door
waa thankful that I had not correct
ed the man's, wrong Impression. 'I
will see you again,' he said."
. Priscllla's gaze was on the Ore, ab
stractedlong. Tbe girl awakened ber.
-1, "And then, oh, unruly aunt," she
mocked, "what happened?"
"I came home," Prlscllla ended ab
ruptly. She lifted her arm..
"Why, Lois," she exclaimed. ''My
jeweled bracelet; do you see It about
anywhere? 1 had It on this evening
- when I drove Mrs, Dale home. I re
call ber admiration of the diamond
clasp. Lola I have lost It I"
Tbe girl arose from a search., "The
bracelet may be In the car. Aunt
Prissy," she said crisply. "But my
opinion la that your line confident
t ranger baa It In bis possession."
Prlscllla was on her feet. "Lola,"
she cried', "If I never find that brace
let, if I never see that man again, I
know that he is Innocent."
"Even," Jeered Lola, "If your Jewel
were to be found In his pocket"
r The door bell interrupted.. Lola flew
to answer Its summons. A tall man
- stood In the doorway, bla voice pleaa
- ing, vibrant, remind Prlscllla. He
held the bracelet out to ber. ,
"Most amasingl" he exclaimed. "I
found this, trinket In my overcoat
' pocket when I felt for my gloves. It
must have dropped In from your arm.
, , I am happy to return It to you. When
I railed up Ned's borne I found that
' I bad mistaken another person for bis
abttcr, and It la fortunate chanee,
perhaps, that revealed you to me aa
I passed your lighted window. I," said
tbe pleasing stranger, "am the mln
', later who tonight tied my old frieud'i
nuptial knot." . v
. Japan. Enlightensd by China.
There appears to have been no writ-
. i.l . .111. u. I
ten language tu jupuu ui iiwim
V characters were Introduced Into Japan
from Korea In the reign of Em
peror OJiu, ji. I). 2545. The convenience
- caused by Chinese characters led aft
- erward to the Invention of kutukana
f and blragunu, the Japanese syllabary,
which contributed mucb .toward Im
proving the nation's language.
STORIES CF VENIZELOS' BIRTH
Twe Lsaswde Teld, One ef Them Nar
rated by the Great Qreek ttaUe-
, man Himself.
There art many legends surround
ing tbe birth of Venlaeloa. Accord
ing te one, bit mother went to. the
Monastery of the Virgin near Caoea
to pray for son, promising tbe child
should be born In a cattle shed after
New Testament tradition.' Another
tell the same story with this addi
tion : When the abbot christened
Venlaeloa he ottered, following the
mother's wish, these prophetic words:
"I baptise thee Eleuthertos, for thou
abalt deliver our long-suffering Island
tfom the tyranny of tbe Turks."
. Jn the' Ufe of Venlaeloa," by S.
B. Chester Still another story Is told,
based on Incidents narrated by the
Greek statesman himself at a dinner
party In London. Hla parents, hav
ing already lost three children, de
cided to follow the local custom and
adopt him as a foundling. There was
a superstition that the child would
survive only if treated In thla fashion.
Kleutherlos was duly taken away
from his mother and .deposited on a
heap of dry leaves outside the house.
Passing by soon afterward, some
friends, who, of course, played their
role in the secjet, "discovered" the
child, brought him to his parents and
urged that they adopt him as a found
ling. They did, and Kleutherlos sur
vived and prospered.
LAW HAD BIBLICAL SANCTION
Wert Virginia Mayer Couldnt See
Where Autoist Had Any Reason
, for Complaint.
Law founded on the Bible la good
enough for Mayor Gllmore of Morgan
town, W. Va. A local man churged
with not having the tall light burning
on bis automobile was arraigned he
fore the mayor, who assumed a ne
The accused protested, an Id that
it was a poor law uuder which he was
lined und that he did not think It
would hold water In court.
The mayor declared any law found
ed on the Bible was good enough for
bim. The defendant snid be couldn't
see where a tall light hud anything
to do with the Bible. The mayor
looked pityingly at Uie accused und
said : . -
"Do you remember the tale about
the teu virgins, five of whom hud
lights and Ave of whom didn't? Well,
if you do, you will remember thut
the Lord wouldn't have anything to
do with the five without lights, and
neither will this court." Louisville
A curious idea in book making is
offered by a linn of French publishers.
Their plan consists of substituting for
the large pages of the average books
uilcrophotogrnphlc reproductions of
them to be read through a tnagulfylng
It Is proposed that the size of the
plates representing pages should be in
ternationally standardized, so that any
one possessing the magnifying appara
tus would be able to read any book
produced in this way. No technical
difficulties are said to be In the way.
it is clulined that the cost of pro
duction would bo enormously reduced.
Also It would greatly reduce the work
of libraries now cumbered by books
of every shape and size. The plates
would be, moreover, of a fire-proof
and durable material, while the system
admits of an edition being enlarged to
any dimension desired In accordance
Making Library Helpful.
Presuming thut a public library Is
so well conducted that Its xustodiuus
are able to direct applicants promptly
to -the volume asked for, the next
step for an -Ideal Institution would be
to advertise the treasurea which It
holds In trust for all cltlxens. It
would appear that the Newark (N. J.)
library has reached the second stage,
for It hus been distributing circulars
telling how the ambitious worker may
educate himself by reading, and bow
tbe library can help blm to find Just
the right things to read. Taking a
cue from the methods of writers of
eye-catching advertisements, the
library entitled the circular In large
type: "Get Wise Quick." Cbrlstlun
Proud South American Cities.
If Caracas claims the title of "The
Paris of tbe New World" and so they
called the Venesuelan capital In tbe
century past we ought to remember
that Bogota, Colombia's capital, was
early In the Sixteenth century famed
aa "The Athens of South America."
This city, founded In 1538, wus a cen
ter of culture, before Harvard uni
versity bad been thought of. Carta
gena Colombia, la fondly known aa
"Tbe Heroic City." or "The Cradle of
South American Liberty." New York
Sveuing Post ,
Engine Wrongly Blamed.
A very 'nervous man bought a mo
tor car and a friend asked blm to give
him a lift. They found themselves In
a crowded street
Tbe friend suld : "Jim, your engine
la knocking badly."
"Don't be a fool," waa tbe reply.
"That's my knee."
Looking Just Ahead.
Hydro-electric developments, total
ing 13,500,000 horse power,, and a
doubling of tbe present ratings of
central station- plants, are regarded as
nrobable wltblu the next four years
by some American authorities. J
ONI Of THI BACK DISTRICTS
."Ton tay be la an old-fashioned pol
"How deea be manage to bold bis
Job In this enligbtened era?"
"lie comes from a section wbere the
voters are In tbe habit of re-electing
tbe same man to office aa long as be
lives and sometimes vote for him five
years after he's dead."
"How did you happen to boy a mo
torcar?" "It waa this way. I was reading a
story in a magazine."
"A motor romniu?, I suppose."
"No, but it was carried over Into
tbe advertising' section and right then
I discovered a uml:e of car I couldn't
"Do you remember the old-fashioned
copy book with the line, 'Honesty la
tbe best policy'?''
"Yes," replied Mr. Dustln Stax. "It
was a mistake to moke that line a
copy book task. Some of the old
timers I have met in business evi
dently wrote It till they got sick and
tired of it."
"Who are these prisoners?'
' "Convicted 'mooi.Khiners'. on their
way to the penltrmliiry."
"Dldu't I overhear one of them tell
a friend not to forget to attend to a
little matter at the bank?"
"You prolinhly did.' He may hove
a little matter of $r0,OUO or $100,000
In the bunk."
Signs of Promise.
"I guess our boy Josh is going to be
a (renins," suld Fnnner Corntossel.
"Ain't the genius business, kind of
. "Nobody seems to know exactly
whiff n genuls Is supposed to do. or
whether he can earn a living. That's
why I think Josh'll be one."
HOW 8HE MANAGED IT
Oh Mrs. Wad, how la It that you
are ready before your husband?
Sh-h-h-h-hl I hid some of hla
things until I waa completely dressed.
This world la but a fleeting show,
And no win man regrets It.
For man wants llttl her below,
And ail tlia time h geta it.
The Complete Program.
"Women are not content to be ad
mired for their personal beauty and
taste in attire. They Insist on being
appreciated for their wisdom." "
"Of course," answered the railroad
man. "It Isn't sufficient to stop and
look. You've got to listen."
"I once printed a poem for that
rural subscriber atd today he sent me
another valuable contribution from bia
"A prime pig.'
Pessimism Explained. '
"Blank la always foreseeing dis
aster." "Yea, poor fellow. You see, bis Im
agination works a lot better than hi
Cobb My mother still thinks tbe
world of me.
Bobb Ah I A man never gets too
bid to enjoy hearing his mother brag
about blm. '
Lawyer (to lady witness) Married?
Witness Yen ; twice.
Lawyer Your age?
Witness Twenty-eight years.
Lawyer Also twice? , ,
v Sorry He Spoke.
Hewitt A penny for your thoughts.
Jewett I was thinking of a larger
mount ; 4fuu you lend me five that
la, $:.?" .
1 Nothing at All.
"Tin re is to be very little change
in trousers this year," says a fash
ion hint. If that bird Is speaking of
ours he's probubly right i
Very Undignified. .
. Hewitt Gruet huiti't any dignity.
Jewett True enough; -1 umlerstana
,hat be lets bis mother-in-law call bla
by bis first name.
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