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S3 BROTHER TO THE BEAR GKANDPA COON sat in the door ' way smoking when Mrs. Coon and her little ones came clawing down the tree nearby and ran toward the home of Grandpa Coon. "They certainly do act like them," said Grandpa as the little Coons came tumbling over him, "yes, my children, you are the 'Little Brothers of the Bears' sure enough." "Those big bears cannot be our brothers," said Tlmmy Coon, who asked more questions than his broth ers, "why, Grandpa, they are bigger than you are." "Can't help It, sonny," replied Gfandpa, taking his pipe from between /2>C/J>0/A/G Js P his teeth. "The coon is called the Lit tle Brother to the Bear, and if you all will sit down and keep very still I'll tell you how It came about." Timmy Coon and his brothers were soon sitting In a row in front, of Grandpa Coon, for they were very fond of his stories, and with their eyes wide open and ears sticking up So they could listen to every word they waited for him to begin. 'It was a long, long time ago, you know, honeys," said Grandpa Coon, "way back long before I was born or i HOW DO YOU SAY IT? Br C. N. LURIE Common Errors in English and How to Avoid Them "TRANSPIRE" AND "OCCUR." TO OCCUR means to take place, to happen, to come to pass; to transpire means to become known, to escape from secrecy, to be made public. It is quite common, es pecially in ordinary speech and In writings In newspapers and maga zines, to hear and see the verb "trans pire" used Instead of "happen" or "occur." Such usage is, however, quite incorrect, a*d Is condemned by critics in England and America. "It transpired yesterday, at 'the meeting of the common council, that permis sion was withheld," etc., wrote a re porter, but he should have written, "It happened yesterday," etc.—or, bet ter still, he should have omitted the phrase and begun his sentence with "at" and omitted "that." Following is a case of the proper use of the verb "transpire": "At the meeting of the common council yes terday it transpired that last week's action on the street-railway franchise was not final"—that is, It became known. (Copyright.) "What's in a Name? Facts about your name: its history, meaning, whence it was derived, significance, your lucky day and lucky jewel By MILDRED MARSHALL NATALIE. NATALIE is another holy name, originally coming from the Latin title of "Dies Natalis," the birth day of our Lord. The word Natalie has furnished the title of the feast to all the Romance portion of Eu rope. France made the word Noel from it, meaning Christmas, and soon Noel became a Christian name there. In Italy It appeared as Natale. Spain and Portugal used the name Natal. There is a feast celebrated on the 8th of September by the Greek church us the festival dny of St. Natalia, the devoted wife who attended her nus and, St. Adrian, in his martyrdom. He is the same Adrian whose relics filled the Netherlands and whose name became celebrated In the West where his wife Natalia was long neglected. A LINE 0' CHEER By John Kendrick Bang*. A THIRD CHOICE. WHEN by two evils I am "i shall not choose the less. But sit me down and with out haste. Or any undue press, Just sit there tight until the light Shall lead me to the Road to Right, Assured that though the wait be That'°nght will come to rout the wrong. (Copyrlfht ) my grandpa, either, that all this hap pened.' •The eyes of all the little coons grew bigger still with the gogglelike rings around their eyes. "Yes, siree," said Grandpa, "it was a long, long time ago that day when Mr. Dog was a-chaslng young Swifty Coon after he Jumped from the tree where he thought he had him 'treed' for sure. "Swifty heard Mr. Dog a-coming behind him, and as he was running as fast as he could he knew that somej thing had to be done right off quick or he would be a dead coon in a very few minutes. "Swifty thought of the tree ahead, but he knew that Mr. Dog would just sit under it and bark and wait for Mr. Man to come with his gun and then all his trouble would have been for nothing. "Right then Swifty saw ahead of him Mr. Bear's house with the door wide open, just as If he was expect ing company, and he was going to have company only he did not expect it. i "Well, Into Mr. Bear's house tum bled Swifty and ran right under the table, where Mr. Bear was a-sitting reading. " 'Oh, save me, Mr. Bear P said Swifty. 'That awful Mr. Dog Is chas ing me and back of him, I expect, Is Mr. Man.' "Mr. Bear, he Jumped right up, for he was not a bit afraid of Mr. Dog, but he did not care for Mr. Man at all. "When Mr. Dog came up to the door there stood great big Mr. Bear look ing very cross and growling. " 'What you doing here?' he asked, showing his mouthful of teeth, 'you been chasing my little brother, and If you don't run off home this .very min ute I shalj, eat you up.' "Mr. Dog, he just dropped hjf tail and he legged it for home so fast that Mr. Man never did know where he The Right Thing at the Right Time By MARY MARSHALL DUFFEE ABOUT INTRODUCTIONS We are more sensible of what Is done against custom than against nature.— Plutarch. NO ONE has any good excuse for not being able to make Intro ductions easily and In good form. It Is simply a matter of knowing the right form and then In a little prac tice. It is an act that requires no originality and no special talent. But there are a lot of people neverthe less, who always do bungle on Intro duction, and this for the simple .reason that they do not give the subject suf ficient thought or do not trouble themselves to look up the right way to do it. The other day I observed a stalwnrt young corporal, proud to have his cheery-faced little mother visiting him, and eager to introduce her to his friends. "Mother, meet Sergeant Jones," hç said as one of his friends approached, The Ea'fct, however, reversed the ar rangement and Natalia Is popular there, while her husband Is forgotten. Natalia was one of the favored Greek Christian names. Russia adopt ed her and, adding the usual con sonants of Its language, calls her N'atalija. Nataschenka, and Natascna. The first of the three names Is ex tremely popular there today, or until the Bolshevlkl came Into power and withdrew the attention of etymologists from the study of femlnlnë names. France Is said to have secured Natalie from Russia, though there is record of a Natalie at Cambrai in 1212. England preferred Natalie to uny of the other forms, rejecting Natalia as too Latin In Its Influence. Whether American Natalies are rep resentative of the English, or taken direct from France, is a matter of personal preference. The pearl of purity Is Natalie's tallsmanlc gem. It promises good fortune for its wearer and makes her gentle, kind, and lovable. Thursday is her lucky day and 4 her lucky number. (Copyright.) o New Yorkers Are Cleanly. x A noted German surgeon, visiting New York, was asked what Impressed him most. "The cleanliness of the people as a mass," he said. "Everybody in your crowded subways seems accustomed to dally baths and to wear freshly laun dered linen. Otherwise your subway crowds would be unendurable." went, and he had to go home, too. "And ever since that time we have been called the 'Little Brother to the Bear.' *' The little Coons waited for a minute to see if Grandpa Coon would not tell another story, but his pipe fell from his hand on the grass and Grandpa's head began to nod, and they knew there wojild. be no more stories that day. (Copyright.) O Lois Wilson. I O, s m T '.'bs \V!Tson, a weîî-known screen star, entered the moving picture field after winning a beauty contest con ducted by an Alabama newspaper. She has steadily climbed until today she is playing leading roles in some of the most popular pictures. She is the typical sweet, home-loving type. Be fore going Into pictures she was a school teacher. and again, "Smith, know my mother." To be sure this answered the pur pose and as every one was very happy on the occasion It probably didn't make much difference how the intro duction was made. But the form was far from courteous. In the first place a man should al ways present or introduce his men friends to his mother, or any other woman, and he should use a form of introduction that shows that he Is making the Introduction In this way. Moreover the abrupt manner of say ing simply, "Meet Mr. Brown," or "Know my friend Jones," which has recently become so popular Is really too abrupt to be In good form for any purpose save possibly for men to In troduce men to each other In a pure ly business connection. It should never be used in introducing women. The right way for the young soldier to have gone about It would have been to say, "Mother, I want to pre sent Sergeant Jones." "Jones," this Is my mother," or "Let me Introduce Sergeant Jones to you, mother; Ser geant Jones I wish to present you to my mother." In a case like this it Is not necessary to give the mother's name. The only occasion where it would be, would be In the case the mother, through remarriage, bore a name different from the one of the son who Introduced her. (Copyright. ) O \ How tti5tarted THE FINGER PRINT SYSTEM. THE British authorities In India, desiring to impress the natives with their omniscience, hit upon the Idea of taking the finger prints of everybody. Later the scheme was brought to Scotland Yard, the police hendquarters In London. From there It spread till It is now In universal use. (Copyright.) — o "3 ULTIMATE OBJECTIVE Old Mr. Multirox—And so, you are willing to make me happy by becom ing my wlfe7 Young Miss Goldllox—Yea, I sup pose I'll have to be your wife In or der, eventually, to becopte your widow. Jl Feu? Little iles PROPER, INDEED. Officer (drilling recruits)—Hey, you. In case of fire, what do you do?" Recruit—I yell. Officer—Yell what? Recruit—Why, what do you sup pose? Cehse firing.—Paris Le Rire. In Vaudeville. "Who is this dame In vaudeville?" "A lady who shot a gent." "Well, she can't dance, sing or act. Why doesn't she put up a target and stick to her specialty." News From the Honeymoon. Father—It's a telegram from daugh ter: "Having a lovely time, am think ing of you constantly." Mother—There now—he's taught her to tell lies already. Maybe So. "I think most of us get a square deal." "Well?" "But sometimes we don't know how to play our cards." Stretched the Truth. Hub—What In the world Induced you to buy a rubber plant? Wife—The salesman said if you're smart you can grow your own auto mobile tires. ' Makes Him Anxious. Caller—I suppose you often go out to teas. Mrs. Bargins—Yes, to tease my hus band. He thinks I've gone shopping. Too Experiehced. She—Enthusiasm is contagious. He—rNot always. I've courte'd girls who didn't seem to share my enthusi asm 1.; the least. SL 1 LITERALLY "I've decided to buy cheaper hats |n the future, dear." "Good! That will reduce overhead •xoenses." Algy's Finish. Algy met a bear, The bear met Algy. The bear grew bulgy. The bulge was Algy. The Irrepressible Promoter. "A 'get-rich-quick' promoter has fin ished serving his prison sentence." "I suppose he Improved the shining hour and left with the best wishes of everyone at the prison?" "Oh, yes, particularly of the warden, who Invested the savings of a life time in a new scheme guaranteed to pay a profit of 100 per cent." Note From the Border. 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"You have known me for ten years, haven't you?" she asked in turn. "Yes." "Well, do you know how old I am?" Pschology. "What are those dreadful pictures hanging on the walls of your waiting room?" "They Illustrate some of the 'tor tures of the Spanish Inquisition," re plied the dentist. "I should think they would be out of place here." "Not at all. After my patients have seen what people suffered In the old days, having a tooth filled seems mere child's play." Why, Papa? A father and his little son were riding on a train. It was one of the boy's first trips on tlie train. When the train approached Flora the conductor called the name of the station and the train soon stopped. One passenger, a woman, got up and left the coach. The lad turned to his father and said: "Papa, why did he make Flora get off the train?"—Indianapolis News. And There You Are. He—I can't be happy without you. She—Yes ; but I don't think I could be happy with you. Self-control is civilization. Find the Cause! 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