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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
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
, 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
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
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
"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.
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
esigneS for the Street,
Made Up in Blue Charmeuse
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A gown of blue charmeuse with green collar and lapels,
tures: the sash, very short jatket and draped skirt.
Sharp Contrasts in Living Roxmv Some
thing to Be Avoided by 4'he Up-to-Date
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
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.
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-
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.;
(By E. SKLLER8, Director of Even
ing Department. The Mpody Bible ln
stltute of Chicago.) ."
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-

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