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Eleanor M. Injraai Author of "The Game and the Candle," 'The . Flying Mercury." etc Illudraliora hy Frederic Thornbnrgh pjrht 1DU, The Bobto-MerrUl Company SYNOPSIS. 14 At the beginning of "great automobile race the mechanician of the Mercury. Btanton s machine, drops dead. Strange youth, Jesse Floyd, volunteers, and is ac cepted. In the rest during the twenty four 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 meeta Miss Carlisle on a train. They alight to take walk, and train leaves. Stanton and Miss Carlisle follow in auto. Accident by which Stan ton is hurt is. mysterious. Floyd, at lunch with Stanton, tells of his boyhood. Stan ton again meets Miss Carlisle and they dine . together. Stanton comes to track Kick, but makes race. They have acci dent. Floyd hurt, but not seriously. -At dinner- Floyd tells Stanton of his twin sier. Jessica. Stanton becomes very ill and loses consciousness. On recovery, at his hotel Stanton receives Invitation-and visits Jessica. They go to theater togeth er, and meet Miss Carlisle. Stanton and Floyd meet again and talk business. They agree to operate automobile factory as partners. Floyd becomes suspicious of Miss" Carlisle. . Stanton again visits Jes Bica, and they become fast friends. CHAPTER X-(Continued). "Jes and I do not tire of our friends," she rebuked. "But beyond that, how can any one, tell what will happen? We can just live our best every -, day and wait to see further. Sometimes things get twisted wrong." "What Is the matter? What is twist ed wrong,' Miss Floyd?" - She shook her head, smiling across her shoulders at him. :: "Nothing nothing but me.; Only -1 feel disgustingly gloomy to-night; as If Jes and I were very far apart. Never mind, I wish you all good. luck and victory for the race." "What was that song you were sing ing on the first day I came here?", he asked Irrelevantly. She hesitated, then struck" a few chords upon the piano. That?" "Yes Will you. sing It to see, now?" .- - -. ..' . With her charming trick of prompt obedience, she at once -seated herself at the Instrument. ;. - . : It was no ornate classic, no love song,, that the velvet-and-gold contral to voice braided into Stanton's men cry, to be in the near. future a torture more acute than physical pain and per sonal grief. . , ' - "Oft, in the -stm-y fitght ' '. Kre fTirmber's chain hath' "bound me. Ford memory "brings the Tight 'it Ct othtT flays around me." ' . That -was the -quaint -stiff melody oJ! i-.fifty years before, that Jessica Floyd sung to Stanton before they parted, On Teac&in-g b.ome, an hour later, ; Stanton found " a - letter, awaiting him from the assistant manager, Green. It ' was -dated "from Xong. Island, - and re minded him that the course would.be upen for, the last day's practice next - morning during the early hours S o; "The car is at last Teady, and U - you -Bee Jes Floyd, tell him. that wo can not get along without him any longer," Tan the concluding sentence. Stanton uut down the letter, frewn- 3ng at it in Irritated astonishment: Tlad -not Floyd gone -to -prepare for tho race, witn lireen ana oy jus aireci orr Qer? How then could he, Stanton, know anything about his mechanician ' send why did not Green know every thing? Possibly Floyd had been kept at the Mercury factory; but7 In that case Green '-would surely have sent there for him, -Instead of-trusting to the faint t5hanGe of Stanton's encoun tering him. Of course Floyd must b ready -to go out for the delayed prac tice work next morning Stanton rose " Impatiently; -of . course he would be ready. '- ,. . - "-" ' A thought like a needleprick ihalted htm when -half-way across tie; room, a wild fancy. -Could it be conceived credible that Valerie Carlisle did wish to prevent the -Mercury car fromrac ' Ing. and, fatting to reach the driver, might -attempt to keep -away the mech anician she sew to -be - so valuable? Je recalled ;hs .own strange Illness o:a '. 'the 'ere of the Massachusetts rae. On an impure beyond restrain, ihe turned to his telephone; there wouifl be some one to tell him .of Floyd t the factory, tor It was wixrklng night and day to dli its orders. ' - ;! "Yes, 337 FreEChwood," the --thla voice' finally cakae along She wire. "Yes, Mercury. Mr. Stantotr? Wait!', The instrument roared vilely; he - knew it was the d3n of the fcuge eh , Sines he heard across thirty utiles of littance. ; ? ' "Hello," another rolce took - up, threagh the drone. "Stanton? This is Mr. Bailey. What? OX why Floyd's gone an" there war a blank clicking "to Long Island tonight." was faint ly resumed. "He'll be on his job whea you need him. Stanton; go a bit easy fin the poor kid. He isn't a machine.!.' Stanton, exclaimed -somethjEg ugly a4 hung up the receiver with a snap. JBaitey was' a teol, he mentally sneered, and Gren w another, and he bini . self the h.'rd. A for Miss Carlislo, he hatf qt sn or eard of fcer fiace i;he trip to Indiana. No more orchidii and laurel." He smiled In sardnnlo r; lief and went to 'open a window to the pungent October air. To-morrow b .would see Floyd at the course and begin; the work which intoxicated him as it does all those who once acquire the fearless mastery of a' car at high speeds and taste the strong excitf ment of tho raelngv game. He drew i breath gf "' anticipated exhilaration this "was" the ground where he and Floyd stood closest in, understanding and where Jessica could never come. ' But' he -wished that she had not Jooked so strangely grave and wistful, that evening, It troubled' him. jf: .; CHAPTER XI. The Last . Race. "Say, Floyd, got a, spare fire e:c- tlnguisher in your camp?" s ."I guess so," called a .gay rippling voice across the gray dawn mist. ; "Just throw it Into the next pit, then; Jack's whistling 'again." . A tousled' head appeared from the third . in the row of repair pits. : "Let Floyd alone, he'd rather hear me whistre than you talk," jeered the offender.. "Besides, he's working. Is It ; true, Floyd, that you can make- a worn-out taxicab motor run like a new foreign' engine? . Some one told me so. "Why, yes, Jack; but I haven't any time to fix your car now," came the sweet reply. "Come crank the Mer cury for me, one of you, I want to hear her run." - One of the laughing mechanics ran forward, but paused as a tall figure advanced from the shadow of the stand : - Floyd straightened up from bending over the unhooded motor, shining- eyed and vividly aglow in the raw, salt air that swept across the bare Long Island meadows. - "Stanton!" he gladly welcomed, and stripped off -a rubber glove to give greeting; Floyd was girlishly careful of his hands and always protected them during work when 'possible. "I just arrived here, by train," the other explained. "Do you want' to take the car out?" . ' "When you're ready." "I am ;ready now. Get some warm things on, it is going to be chilly un- till the sun is out." It was not an emotional meeting, but both men were content Stanton had felt the thrill of relief and pleasure upon " seeing his mechanician whi ch surprised him lnto.recognition of how much - uneasiness the incident of the night before had caused him. ' , "You will have to be kind to t .he tires," Floyd warned, as he complied with the directions. ' "We have only Floyd Paused to got one extra set fcera. Tie shipment for the i ace hasn't sajrivjed yet." ;. . "Why not?" ., , - '-,'' ; "Goodness . knows. '. Mr. vGreen :has telegraphed to the tire e&mpany.. . I suppose '. they; will be aiog to-day,; or to-morrow at the worst." - "I should hope so. Eeady?" "Just about v Oh, they al'i say that your , trial for speeding in Peiham Parkway took place day before yes;ter ,day." - ' - "! -' , "It did." .'.' Floyd stopped In the act cl asosnd beg to his soat. .. . . You didn't .tell. "Jessica," be f re proached. - ' ' "How do you know?" queried Stan ton, astonished. - ; -i "I caw her lata ; last night on, my way here. . What did they do to ym?" "Fined me all tSie law allowJ which the. Mercury Company , paid ; and suggested the wisdom of not doing it again. I didn't suppose Miss Floyd would be interested .in police court der tails.". Get in " . . ' ' ; The morning's work had begun. It was always a . course race.'.the Cup event, and in many places the wav iav over hastily prepared country roads, Here; and thre men were itill at wort, tfliklns. tares pr emosihiss the ground. On " the' second tim around, the Mercury struck an edged stone and lost a'tire with a sharp re port Stanton drew up by the road side' and Floyd ran back to pitch the mischief-making rock into the fields. "George and Palmer are out," he ob served, returning. "They might come to grief on it. too. Besides,, we our selves might hit it - again. , I like a track race." - V - '- "So do I. How many tires left?" "Three." - - " ' , They worked rapidly, both for prao tice and from force of . habit The Duplex roared past at a leisurely gait, while they were busy, its driver, way leg a' hand in sympathetic greeting. Floyd paused to wave a response, and presently" the Mercury sped after its rival. ; - " : . Before ten o'clock they had lost an other tire. "Those tires in yet?" - demanded Stanton, when "he again drew upbe fore the repair pit. '' '-'"'.' " The harassed ' assistant manager Bhook fiis headf exhibitlng a sheaf of yellow telegrams. ' "Not yet The Ruby Company tele graphs that- they shipped-- the - order last Veek by express ; the express company telegraphs that they, sent the carload en from Chicago two days ago and it must be here." "The freighr car must have been left In tfie New York yards, Instead of being sent out here," deduced Stanton exasperatedly. ' ' - "New York says It Isn't there." "Perhaps they shipped the order to the Mercury factory . by mistaken Floyd suggested. ' ' ' ' ' - Mr. Green looked at him In scbrn. "Of course I 'phoned there first of all. The chief says they are not there; either, and to telegraph all along the line until we trace the car." "Have you done -it?" Stanton in quired. ' ' r , "I'm doing it now. I've got as far west as Utica and each freight yard denies having them". ' "Well go to lunch, Floyd.- The an swers will come in meanwhile." " 1 There was a hotel near-by, which Mr. Green made his headquarters, and where Stanton and Floyd chose to stay. A good many of the other driv ers and officials also remained for that night - "I'd run Into little old New York," the drivtr of the Atalanta car ex plained to Stanton, "only I'm afraid it ain't ' healthy to go through Brooklyn so often." ' To the hotel the answers continued to come all that afternoon, until Mr. Green and the office were snowed over by strips of yellow paper. The larger the city and the more crowded Its freight yard, the longer the time re- Wave a Response. quired tonaake" the search tor the missing car and report the result to Long Island. After . four o'clock, the roads were again open for practice until sunset. The Mercury went out for a couple of circuits, and lost another tire by skid ding on a turn. After that the car stood - before its camp, "Afraid of wearing out her last pair of shoes," Floyd informed solicitous questioners. "Can't you buy them . somewhere else?" chafed the Irritated Stanton. (TO BE CONTINUED.) Mr. Fairchiid's Distinction. Mrs. George W. Fairchlld Is amonV the best gowned women in the con gressional set in Washington, One of her dinner gowns is a model on which the ceremonial robea of the summer will be buiit It Is a trained robe of heavy cream satin, with pan els ,of blue chiffon extending back, front and on, the sides from the low cut bodice and ending at the hem'ln taeselsof crystal and cut Eteel beads. The: di?unond necklace : which Mrs: Fairchildx wears with many of her ceremoniaf vowds follows ti3e prevail ing style insresmbling a delicate pat tern of lace. It about three Caches j 'B width and s m .ugiy as & g.:o?a Tricome Hat Design for "; . : Wear on Summer Afternoon . Hat for afternoon wear. Tricome tulle pleatings in same shade. Long CLEVER IDEAS FOR BLOUSES Delicate Net Waist and .Corset Cover , Are to Be Fastened to the; Same Belt. - -A. clever New York designer has made use of a French idea in devising blouses of French net, known as tulle or blonde and. other extremely sheer fabrics. By themselves, as every" wo man knows, net waists are so delicate that the w earing of them , is a some what trying, and uncertain proceeding.- It is practically, impossible to anchor them securely in any one po sition.. And there can be no such quality as "fit" because of the. neces sity of having them large in order to keep them from breaking out." This New York designer has got around these objections by putting a corset cover of lace, embroidery and ribbons inside the -net waist and fas tening both corset cover and waist to the same belt. The ribbons can - be run in and taken out at-will and the combination-corset cover and blouse easily laundered in one piece. These blouses are a dlstiiict ' novelty and quite an inexpensive one. Another model by the same" designer is in white cotton crepe with a . regular Montenegrin jacket also of the crepe, but with, a Persian border. The color ing is repeated in the buttons and 'the bow at the neck.. - . REALLY WILL WHITEN HANDS Mixture of Yellow Cornmeal and Ker osene Removes Coarseness Withtn ' .- a Short Time. For - fioftening and whitening the handa vanity has another assistant be sides cold cream.. It is the simplest of home remedies, and has- the . great merit of being, far . quicker; in its ef fects and less bother to tise than the cream. It la just a mixture of yellow eornmeal and kerosene. -- Take a handful of the meal, as one would take soap, moisten this with the kerosene as with water, and rub the liands as though they were" being washed. After this wash them in warm ..water. That is the whole pro cess. Yet the resu!tsr particularly- if one must do housework, by. which the hands are always coarsened, is truly satisfactory. ,.-....','...:.-.. No, odor of kerosene is left after rinsing, and, strange as it may seem, the effect Is excellent on the tiny cuts and bruises which? come, with house work.1 Of course kerosene and. yellow meal have npt a dainty eound, but the condition which they, produce is dain tiness, so that the important point .Is reached after all. ? ; ' CORRECT FOR WRITING TABLE Stationery Is of the Daintiest Order, and Most Attractive In Its Completeness Seven - by five and one-half inch sheets are fashionable for correspond- J once, fit into envelopes with deeply j pointed '-.".flaps ' and of ' extreme size. ! Tbece receptacles are ' additionally j tnlqy because lined with pebble-sur faced tl?ue paper ipri2klad over with in "tete de ntgrt" chipj coyered wlth feather with vein of pleated tulle: sprays of fine flowers and leaves. Like the sheets, 'which, at the right upper corner are engraved with the home ad dress, the envelopes are of a sort of parchment paper in old Ivory a tone whieh, - at the moment, is -ultra-smart in stationery. "r Long oblong sheets of glazed-surface papep;wlth a half-inch lap-over at one end and fitting Into extremely narrow envelopes with straight "flaps, are an other stationery novelty of this season. These sheets and envelopes come in French gray, cream and light brown shades and to match them are two by six-, inch correspondence cards al60 with lap-over ends and exceedingly narrow envelopes. ' A new idea in mourning stationery is" the envelope in pure white save for a fine line of black defining its 'deeply pointed "fiap but with a black tissue paper lining. The sheets are merely, edged with black and the address en graved in black skeleton lettering. ; - CHIC AFTERNOON GOWN mm V mmmm 1 t&.r :'. V?' x V . . W I v: i. 1 s.4 - ? i 1 "" ' : m if v ' t-r jjv-'' !v 1" 1 An afternoon gown of old rose char mouse with full blouse v'aist. , The f ullniss 'of the skirt is gathered in by the tack psael. ' r - ; ': ' . ; , ; ; ' , . : n . SMMfSffl 001 (By E. O. SELLERS, Director of Even- - ing Department, The Moody Bible In stitute of Chicago.) . LESSON FOR JUNE 8 ;OSEPH FORGIVES HIS BRETHREN . LESSON TEXT Gen. 45:1-15. GOLDEN TEXT "Behold how good and how pleasant It is for brethren to -flwen tojeth- In unity." Pa. 133:1. No story' of the Old Testament is fraught with greater dramatic inter est than that which is . presented to day. Let us get the setting of the pic ture. An opulent oriental court; that man who next to Pharaoh exercised more power than any congress or as sembly, and into -whose hands had -been placed the destinies of a king- dom by 'earthly power-and the out working 'of the plan of 'redemption by a divine power. Servants, power, ' resources, all at Joseph's . command. Before him his brothers who long ago gave him . up as- being dead. Out side a great calamity resting upon the people, and none prepared to meet it except these of Egypt whose provi- . sion wasthe result of the work of this man of God. (I. Tim. 4:8). Be fore this man, as humble supplicants we see those who "entreated him de-8pitefully."- ' Judah's speech, was a revelation to Joseph, it satisfied him,, and what need, therefore, for further delay in revealing himself in his true character? - Saving Love. ' I. Revelation, vv. 1-3. Excluding all from bis presence, saving his broth ers, Joseph gave full vent to his Joy and rejoicing. "I am Joseph; doth my father yet live?" Their astonishment-was so great as to leave them speechless, and again haunting memo ries condemn them to. fear and fore boding for they were "troubled in hi3 presence." We have here a beautiful picture of forgiveness and saving love.. The exaltation of Jesus was to give repentance to Israel through the forgiveness of sins. Acts 5:31. Even so did Joseph bring repentance to hii brothers and forgiveness of their wrongs toward him 22 years before. Joseph's severe dealings with his brothers aroused them to a full recog nition of their evil deeds and pre pared them to receive his pardon and forgiveness. But "the cup is full, no longer can he restrain himself, and with a loud voice,, so loud. that it coufd be heard without, he cried "I am Joseph." Small wonder that at- such, a procla mation by him whom they had so grievously wounded, "they were trou? bled." So shalHt be when the breth ren of Jesus shall "look upon him whom they have pierced," Zech. 12: 10; ' II. Reconciliation, vv. 4-8. The greatness of Joseph is here revealed In a clear, true light. He interprets to his brothers their own actions with all that God has Involved in it, which must have been a great surprise to kis brothers. Joseph does not wait for them to fall at his feet and sue for mercy, but seeks to allay their fears, "Come near to me I prayyou." . Theses who by 'their wicked works were rightfully alienated from him are invited to draw nigh, Col. 1:21 and Matt 11:28. ' i . Joseph's Grace. V Joseph: was as one who was dead" and out of that came life for those of his own, family as well as those out side. - Even so God has brought life to many out of the death of Jesus, woi k ing salvation for all out of the most colossal and infamous crime ever, per petrated the cricifixion. ; Joseph was "sent" (v. 1), to save those very ones (John 1:11). It was a "great deliver ence," see Heb. 2:3. . Here, again, we .see Joseph's intimate relations witti God, "it was not you that sent e hitb er, but God." That :1s the right way to look at life, Rom. 8:28. '. II!. Proclamation, vv. 9-15. The news of this meeting camo to Pha raoh, vv. 2, 16, with the result that he commanded Jacob and all of his household-to be brought into Egypt. Having received good; things them selves, they are commanded to go with, haste, and tell others, Matt 28:7. The first call is always "come" (v. 4), and that is always followed by the command of to "go", (v.. 9). Joseph was not ashamed of his old father and his brothers in the days of his pros perity, and added that when they should dwell in Egypt they' were to be "near unto me," see Phil. 1:23, John 14:3. When the brothers reached Jacob and told him-that Joseph, was . alive and exalted in Egypt he could not believe them, and his heart faint-' ed. - Can we be surprised? ' Yet con viction was at hand in the shape of the wagons laden with, the rich spoil of Egypt, vv. 21, 27, 28.:. Again God -appears to, Jacob, 46; 2, 3, and adds the assurance, of bis own word. Lessons of the Lesson. The great ness of Joseph's character is revealed in the hour of the fulfillment of his dreams tears, not vindictiveness, manifest the condition of hi3 heart Jacob ; recognizes , God's great plan, and that its outcome is an evident blessing for others a3 well as for hlm eelf. There is no evidence of pride as Joseph interprets God's dealings. God has made abundant provision for us' ia Christ This lesson is the re verse of the usual order in thai the lesson ilustrates the golden text rath er than the text illuminating the b?s-. oa.