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STORY WINS By ' Eleanor M. Iigrtoi Author of "The Game . nd the Candle." "The iFlyin Mercury." etc lUmiraiiora hy Frederic Thernbnrgb '. fpjr rlsfcl lstti Th Bobba-Merrill Company a SYNOPSIS. ' 1 At ithe beginning of .great automobile nrace the mechanician of the Mercury. tan ton's machine, drops dead. Strange 3'o.uth, Jesse Floyd, volunteers, and is ac--cepteUL In the reBt duTlng the twenty .'our hour race Stanton meets a stranger. Miss Carlisle, who Introduces herself. The Mercury wins race. Stanton receives flowers from Miss Carlisle, which he ig nores. Stanton meets 'Miss Carlisle on a train. They alight to take walk, and train leaves. Stanton ;a.nd Miss Carlisle foHow in auto. Accident by which San "toTt Is hurt is mysterious. Floyd, at lunch -with Stanton, tells of his boyhood. Stan ton again meets Miss Carlisle and they Jine together. Stan tec comes to track lck, but makes race. CHAPTER Vl.'(Contlnued.) -There was a bad "turn. His eyes on thenachine In front, Stanton round ed tte banked curve at a pace "which aent the shrieking crowd of spectators '"recoiling from the danger-line , and S sprayed yellow soil high Into the air. As the Mercury sturched into the ? straight stretch beFond, as Floyd was I in the act of turning to examine the rear tires, there came a sharp explo s sion and a reeling stagger of the car fas a rear casing blew out, wrenched itself bodily from the wheel and rolled like a hoop into a field a hundred yards away. The machine tttered to the edge of the road, stopping under the power- "ful brakes. Floyfl sprang out, drag ging loose one of the extra tires car- ., ried, while Siacooa reached for the CiOfe1?- They bad no need or time fo., mversation, as they worked, peo- . pie from all directions flocking around in a nushinsr. aser circle to watch tise Timcped'Tia , The two worfced, well together, Floyd's deft swiiaess balanced fcy J : Stanton's strength. When the task was finished, the 'driver first regained . I his place. J . "Get in," he cccered crisply. "Aire tyou going to take. all day, or am I go- I ing to catch that Atalanta?" ond; an Invaluable habit. "If you're goia' to catch anything ' but a smash, I'd suggest a slow-domm : for that turn, be countered, in the bfclurred accent so ..softly deceptive. rjso tire hunt is xoin' to buck on - a wheel under such sroughln'." . Stantcn shot a glance askant out of ;he corner of a stormy blue-black ese. . He was irritated t?y the lost time, he -4elt more ill than !he could have been (brought to admit, hand"- interference ; pricked him like a $pur. "I'll give you a llesson in driving,' i.he. .cast across his shoulder, and beat vover the wheel It was Stanton at ifcis. worst and best v who i made the nezt'two circuits of the long course. Other, racers, warned .a-jKfey .their m ech ani cisun 3 :X)f the thunder- jbolt bearing down tipan them, drew prudently to one sine, preferring the 1 chance of Jater regaining the advan tage. From every aug-Ie.and curve the people fled, at sight odf 1 fche gray car; followed by its whiriwiHd of dust -and H vcarryine the huge "3" remits hood. i iTwice the Mercury lrushed past the Kgrand-stand, to a tcmulttof cheers tirowned by the car's -own t roar. The second time, the two zaenr&Umpsed an syfacial rising, megaphonei inland, and like fastest circuit of thergay. '- .; .W.nd Floyd had receifejd 1 the prom &sjd lesson, Cor Stanton tajdsafely ne otiated'tfre tarn that Deforce -cost them 4t.-tire. at a pace equally ffiast. sSafely, onop; but, not tcontent, he sanofcaxound the second 4imer!driving s furiously, with unslacfenedsspeeL ' pVviniupon the: turn they swept. a&ain, eiutijn unerriagly repeaifcog ;hjs ex quisite feat of sskill and twisting the " Mercury ' around oon - the. twio .toalde wheels.; then the predicted isappe&cd. The erack of an exploding tire cauce while bey were a the bend, instantly echoed iy the bursting of tts rmato from C1b opposite vvuheel; the ear tore oif fmn contrdl innder 'the (double shock and shot off ftfce course tot iiei field beynd, plowiiag .deep furrojp,8 4n the soft earth until tx (Overturned rjthj '-. ;a-final "crash-'-':-' -' -; . 'Partly by hi seteering-wbeel, ; nicn!wa flurig'but the meadow , gis3 as th ear upset.-fits' speed then 0 mucli uecked that he escaped scarcely bruised. Floyd, ainprotected. 2iad been-hurled from hi eat by the (first shock and lay half-stauined near the hise ct .the course.. . Froga far and coar came tae people's crlea f horror and shouts for aid. But before the first jazn -reached them, Stanton was up aad at . the tide of his mechanician. - ' r "Floyd! he panted. "Floyd!", ' Floyd t vxb already rising to one Jcnee; gasping for breath, soiled with ifust and grass-stains, and with the bi?d - welling from a Jagged rent in his left arm, but withhte attention only fixed on Stanton. , V "You're :ail .right?" he articulated , f37 - Ves A fool always is. i'pu -" But he could see for himself that: the mechanician was not seriously in jured, without Floyd's reassuring nod. "Call me what you like," Stanton permitted, between clenched teeth, as he dragged out his handkerchief to bandage the slender arm. The appalled crowd was upon' them. With a sputtering roar the Duplex ma chine rounded the turn and 'sped down the straight stretch, its mechanician staring back over his shoulder at the wreck. But Floyd brushed the girlish curia off his forehead and staggered erect, helpless laughter shaking him. Call; you? I think you've got the best disposition an the worst temper I ever saw! Tie this up an' we'll right the car. We've got to be movln' on." ... There were plenty of sympathetic helpers. : Incredible to the witnesses, but as Floyd had foreseen, the Mer cury had not materially suffered. The big car was righted by fifty hands; Stanton arid Floyd unaided, accord ing to racing rules put on the'; new tires, and took their seats amid hearty admiration: and' good- wishes. - Twenty minutes after; she, left the course, the Mercury shot down it once more. By the time the grand-stand was fully aware that "Stanton had got his again," and the ambulance had been hurried ' clanging to the scene of the possible tragedy, the Mer cury whirled past the Judges, running more comet-like than ever. But Stanton took the turns conser vatively; for him. The , race was lost Even Stanton could not regain the. half-hoar lead given his. competitors. Late in the fourth hour he signaled Floyd to lean closer, and when he was obeyed: Waeres the Duplex?" he ques tioned eagerly. MAt its repair pit for the last hour," Floyd made hopeful answer. "An" tbereV only the Atalanta ahead of us." Stanton shook his head, but let out his car a little faster. The "Mercury came across-the line, at the finish, just five minutes behind Che Atalanta; to receive fully as great an ovation as the winning car. The spectacular driving, the record of the tastest lap and highest speed ever made on that course, the secpnd place won in spite of the accident, almost eclipsed the Atalanta's victory. In the midst of the joyous tumult, "Floyd descended, stiff and weary -enough after the continuous ' run of five hours and fifty-eight minutes. Bat Stanton did not follow; leaning upon 'his steering-wheel, the focus of snap ping cameras, curious crowds, aid oienuea congratulations ana sympa thy. Only when one of the judges came over to shake hands, "was the ex planatlon made evident. "If 'I am to get out, same one will have to help me." announced Stanton impassively, and unclasped his mask. baring a face gray wiUh exhaustion under: its coating of caked! -dust. And, in fact, it was necessary to aid the cramped, over-taxed driver "to 'dis mount from his car; to 1&ie wowSer of if 'fissfttle rFrom -All Directions Flocking Around. 31 'those familiar with his csual :su perb endurance: " A '.little later ; Floyd, some of the. grime ; removed, somewhat ' rested, aznd ifcssuing from the ambulance sur- geonis ('care with this arm bandaged in', ciili3?d fashion, 1 felt a touch cn .his slkouldor. ; . i "rTja going to get out of this ,np-j roar." :-Stanton brieSy imparted. "C3omet witii ooe; 'send for your things and' stay at nay hotel tonight." Floyd direw back. . hesitating oddly. "Vm Q7ry," he becah. . j Stanton5s straight" rdark brows con tracted. - , - -. "Yesa sneoa that yt don't want any thing personal to do with your bruite of a driver? Oh, say $ajs." "No. no ! Only I " The re14seen eyes isent one direct irliTiK. tmt-a rWn -trnnhliirtT .rrav nne "Good-toy tnronouhced Stanton defi nitely, and tousied on his dieel. . y 'Stanton!" cried FIoy4,dn. distress, f The other kept on, unbe?ihg. ' Stanton!": Flcyd appetttj. overtak ing - him. -a "Please I give . you , my -word I never jaeant that. - J've got to e.t ack at car own hotel,' (tonight, that was all. lH do , anythtog you eay."' ' - ' v" . StaKton slowly halted. ' "WiH you come with me &&v, to dinner? Suit yourself. " "I'd lite to," was the humble ur render,; Like a woman, Floyd yielded to a superior will; like a man, there were : no small reservations in his yieldini;. . - ' J Then3 was a taxicab waiting; to Jt Stanton led the way. The ; destination was one of the large hotel of the city, and neither of the' companions were dressed for the public ftinicg-room. In the gust-crowded libby Stanton paused to order dlcner sent to hi" own apart ment, perfectly Indifferent to the sen" sation caused by their entrance. "You are unwell, sir?" the clerk "1 ventured, regarding him wide-eyed-"No," he denied lacbnically. : But he looked far more fatigued than his comparatively -frail mechan ician, nevertheless. Fatigued, and ill. "You didn't hurt yourself in our up set, I hope," Floyd said with anxiety, when they were alone in the stiff, im personal hotel room. No. I had a bad night of It," Stan ton explained. He sat down in an arm-chair, resting his head against the cushioned back. '.'Make yourself com fortable as you can, Floyd. There Is nothing the matter with me there can't be, I never, was sick a day since can remember. k- Probably J need feeding; I've eaten nothing since that confounded dinner lastr evening, and it is nearly six o'clock now." But, after all, when the food was brought, Stanton could eat none of it; although maintaining a pretense of doing so, which forbade his com panion to comment upon the. fact. were you feeling ill yesterday; Floyd-inquired, when the last course was removed " and they were left lo themselves. His own bearing was less assured than usual, his gaiety subdued to quietness almost savoring of tim idity. '.'- . "Not until evening, after dinner." The mechanician looked at him. started to speak, checked himself, and at East impulsively put the indiscreet question: ' Do you mind telling me where you dined?" - . - ' Of course not," Stanton returned. without a trace of hesitation. "With Mr. Carlisle of the tire company. and his daughter. They are here for the races. He wanted to talk tires to me, Heaven knows why. We didn't get very far; after Miss Carlisle left us I began to feel so sick' that I ex cused- myself and got away to the nearest dpctor." Floyd turned his head, and caught his breath in a brief, quick sigh. When he looked back at his host, his candid eyes were clearer and more gentle than they had been since the assist ant manager had given the account of Stanton's amazing disappearance. "Acute indigestion, your doctor called your attack?" "Something like it." "Miss Carlisle doesn't seem to be a lucky companion," Floyd observed dryly. "She made you miss your train here, you came near breaking your wrist with her caT, and her dinner seems to r have poisoned you. What did she give row. Sobster and ice cream?" 5 "No I hardly know. I never care what I eat." He passed his hand im patiently across his -forehead, sudden ly gifidy. Floyd leaned nesrer. " "Stanton, how d?d you feel? WhtfC? Tell Tne; I'm not jJuBt curious." "Nausea, violent -successive attacks of seasickness that .'left me too weak to -stand. I've get 'the headache yet. "His voice died out; he had a vague impression of Floyd starting tqp and coming toward . him. "l 'had to make the doctor eteady raewlth some frrug so I could Tace.; he resumed abruptly.- "I'm 'brute enough without that in -me, Flcrd. ""Hush, try to .-rest," urged hismech aufcian's earnest young voice across themist. "Tm tired," the -conceded. It seemed to faim a long time after ward thaf va sensation of exquisite coolness extinguished the flame-like pain 'isinding his 'templeB, although the rich-sunset glow-was still in the room wken' he opened :his eyes. Floyd waa bending over 'him, bathing bis fore head -writh High t, firm touches. Stan the savage .irritability of a strong man "What a position for. you and me! What -will -you do :for me the engine is -shaking 'loose from the chassis, hy the feeling? Get your tools." "Don't try to talk. I have sent for a doctor," soothed Floyd. "You are all right. Here," a hand was slipped behind ! his head, a glass of -water held to his flips. "Drink this." "You ?might have 'been . nurse.' Stanton wandered dreamily. "Your sister couldn't do better. And you're so nonsensically good-looking! Floyd, the feverishly brilliant eyes "flashed wide, "what is your sisteTts-name?" "Jessica.'; .. -"Jesse rijessica?" - "We ase twins; f told you that They ; named us bo parpoealy." The heavy vwhite bandage encircling his mechanician's left arm tcaught the patient's falling attention. "You've had a bad day; go home ;and rest," gasped Stan too. the ibrute, ibefore things .-slipped from bis ken. v (TO EE CONTINUED.) ' , Escaped, ut -.Without Goaty. A wealthy Swiss merchant at Laus anne has just .outwitted theivea who sent to him a letter demanding that a large' sum of money should be brought to a certain place, and threatening to murder him if he refused to send it. He informed : the police, : and a trap was set. A' servant, carrying a packet (Of worthless ; paper, went to the. ap pointed place a railray station where an -express train stops for a. short while. Wjben the trains, arrived a 7 wo maa dasked out nt a first-class com partment, snatched ths packet from the servant's hands, and re-entered the train. The train, which usually starts from the station within a few minutes of the arrival, was delayed by ar rangement, and the defective entered They found the compartment empty, with the door on the side furthest from the platform wide open. v They caw tire woman enter a motor-car con taining three men, which raced away . How to Be Prominent. "Why aren't, you a sttffraget?" "I think I can get mor .publicity by opposing , the movement," replied ifctf prominent Jady cturteousiy. r Id esigneS for the Street, Made Up in Blue Charmeuse . . t ''-v-:' v '' ', , .- " .. I Wl'yw-iuiitJ'wlT"':',ijwuiMi)Wjtft..LA'J-v ;sr v.wv.rcJTTWWWq i- - :. A gown of blue charmeuse with green collar and lapels, tures: the sash, very short jatket and draped skirt. HARMONY ALWAYS A POINT Sharp Contrasts in Living Roxmv Some thing to Be Avoided by 4'he Up-to-Date Homemaker. A room is really a pfcture, or' at least it should be composed with due regard to its esthetic possibilities. The walls are the ' background of which doors and windows are ;a part. The furniture is in the middie distance and the family furnishes the tforeground. ' It is evident that If She wall paper is' figirred conventional (designs are al ways best and the designs should be worked out in varying tones of the dominant color. This -dominant color may be any that lends itself charming ly to Interior decoration. It should be soft, rich and beautiful in its varying -shades. It is not enough that .it should blend with -earpets and curtains or contrast harmoniously with them. It should be favorable as a background to the per sons who make the main part of the picture, it should bring out the flesh tones, or at least not spoil them, and if should not clash with the colors of the garments worn by those who pass their time within the four walls of the room. Moreover, it should simplify the lighting problems, whether the posi-' tion of windows or the effect of" elec tric lamps is taken into consideration. SETTING FOR TOILET TABLE Various Dainty "Accessories Are Of fered for the Fancy of the Worn . an Who Likes Pretty Things. - Very lovely are the cut-glass salt bottles with square stopper of en ameled on silver gilt in the daintiest and most artistic designs, " while the large cut-glass perfume, bottles : have enamel stoppers and tops, the enamel generally toning with the prevailing color of the room. "A silver ruler with Inch and centi meter measurement, which holds rub ber, . pencil and pen when the end is taken off, also " finds a place in the boudoir. Arid a new paperweight in the form of a ruler, with a handle in the ; center: the inch; and centimeter measurements being marked thereon, is amongst the latest of useful femi nine trifles. ' ' ' ! v- . Veils Now OfteAk Discarded. ; "Veils are very mucil less worn than they used to be in past seasons, i They are less easy to wear with very small hats, for the simple reason that they may easily touch the . eyes or at least 4iie eyelashes; but,. since the extreme ly small hat is specially reserved for the very young woman, she may well permit herself to meetr the full glare of daylight in , the street without any softening veil -.'Besides this," some hy gienic people pretend that .the veil Is harmful both to the- complexion and the sight, and; while it is also true that the contrary opinion is. held,' the devotee of fashion will follow her own personal opinion without , bothering j her head about any other. Paris Edi- tJpii of New York Herald, ' - m. Special fea- MAKES PRETTY HOME DRESS In Cherry Red Cloth This Costume Would Be . Fit for the Adornment of Any Woman. For this house dress might be se lected red cloth of fine texture. The skirt is made with a pane! down back and a wrapped seam down front, which is rounded off at the foot to show a small panel of braided satin in a delicate shade of gray. . The bodice has a yoke and ,deep cuffs of this ; the sides . and upper part of sleeves are cut Magyar and laid . on with wrapped seams; mate rial fills in" the space below " yoke ; , a black satin ribbon is taken round the waist and arranged to hang in a bow and end in front. Materials required: 3 'yards clcth 48 inches wide, ' Y2 yard satin 40 inches wide, 3 dozen yards braid,' 2 yard 3 satin ribbon. . . . - - V Cotton; In Netting.' - One bride is ; making her comfort ers in an unusual way, says Good Housekeeping. - She Incloses the cot ton, batting in mosquito netting,, tack inglt here and there. Then she slips this 1 into its outside cover. When the.cover is soiled it is very easy to rip open one end and. remove the cot ton -and also as simple to . put the. .whole together again. .jr.; INIIMOM (By E. SKLLER8, Director of Even ing Department. The Mpody Bible ln stltute of Chicago.) ." LESSON FOR MAY 4 . JOSEPH INTERPRETS DREAMS. LESSON TEXT Gen. 40:9-21 GOLDEN TEXT "The. breath of the Almighty glvetli them) understanding. "" Job. 32:8. R. V. . - In teaching this lesson we must not overlook the intervening events which are other illustrations of the truthful ness of the biblical narrative in mai tne sinrui ianures as weu as me suc cesses of families and of chosen in dividuals are presented. . Joseph began life in Egypt as a eerf.'.Potiphar, who bought him, was the chief marshal of the empire, the lord high executioner. "What Joseph's feelings mast have 'been we are left to infer, but we believe he accepted his humiliating position with resig nation and resolved to adjust himself to his new environment Thus It was . that Potiphar found in Joseph an hon- -est servant. Joseph served ten years. . years of constant promotion, when he encountered the ordeal related la. chapter 39. Crime and Sin. The breaking point had to como- when he exclaimed: "How can I do this wickedness and sin against God?" Gen. 39:9. A crime is committed against a man or against society; the-- same act against God is a sin. Jo seph's only safety was in flight (v. - ), to parley would have meant de feat. Between the ages of seventeen and thirty, Joseph lived a life of slav ery and imprisonment. But God wa with him and his faithfulness was re warded by being promoted to the po sition of warden. "Our religion should recommend us, therefore itself, to those who have to do with us." (Mac laren). Joseph has been referred tc as "the optimist,' not as one who be lieves that all will come right,, but . that all is right now. So much by way of introcSiction. The lesson proper divides itself nat urally into two divisions: I. The Chief Butler' Dream; w 9-15. As we have seen Joseph s pur-' ity of life and loyalty to God had", brought upon him the bitter hatred, of an unprincipled woman (cf. 2 Tlm. 3:12), but as we shall see, the sequel was , his exaltation. (See Matt. 5:11, 12.) By inference we are led to be lieve that Potiphar had not alto gether believed the story of his wife, else he would have exercised his right as an official, also as a slave owner, and summarily executed Jo seph. But Joseph ha one friend from whom he could not be separat ed. (Jehovah, 39:21.) In the providence of God two men. who stood nearer the King in the discharge of their duties than did. Potiphar we brought into close con tact with Joseph. It was through: one of these men Jacob was ; after wards given his opportunity which led to the salvation of many, includ ing those of his own families. (Esther 6:1. Rom. 8:28. Ps. 76:10.) A i Enlightened Age. We cannot of course lay the same emphasis upon dreams today as at the time of Joseph, nor is there need of such revelations from God, for we Holy Spirit and ever have easy ac cess to the word. But trivial as these dreams may have seemed, God was; using them to change the course of history. Verse seven gives us an in timation of this, also a hint of Jo seph's heart of compassion and sym pathy. Had Joseph been a selfish, man, slow to notice the sorrows s J. .1 i.Tl 1 j. 1 oiners ana sun siower xo mane anj Il .1.. M . would have missed the very opportu nity God intended to use In the ef fecting of his escape from prison. .11. -The Chief Baker's Dream, vv.. 16-23. This dream also was connect ed with the dreamer's avocation 1 in. iife and hence, along the most natural -lines! Again Joseph's cherished con viction ' produced by his own drearasi Induces him to offer an interpretation of the baker's dream. Had he lost this conviction due to the circum stances of the hour or questioned the validity of God's revelation or that he was a called man in God's plan. he would not have attempted any in terpretation. Again we emphasize the fact that dreams are of a negligible -value In this Dresent aere. Thev- usually come from poor digestion or else a sinful tendency to worry. They have nothing, of the divine about them. , (See Eccl. 5:3, Jer. 23:28.) We have a better revelation from God. hia-' word; are we familiar with it? It ia foolish for us to put any dependence' upon '. dreams - today. Joseph's in terpretations- which came from God Were fulfilled, yet the butler forgets. The, Lessons of the Lesson. 5 .For thft younger pupil3 the etorjr tells, itself anf will hol enthrailort' uLientjon. s or 01a ana young there Is tho lesson of Joseph's serviceable- ness, he was . a "helpful man." , Jo-, seph bought up. his opportunities and ' later reaped his reward. Here is the lesson of the f orgetfulness of the. Chief ' butler.' Must we censure bint tfuuj-eiy jor ms ingraiituaeT . Joseph a gift of leadership, 'twas not the occa sion that made the man, but the manT made the occasion. The lesson of Joseph's faithfulnesg In . the obscux-