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Y,. Cer.rtfe V j N'cwfll jr y ys -y Moran Crj.jrl-.-M, lr ". Ir O. ?". Muran "I w klu't ilde l:i an automobile. Why, ttjo ( in to X outfit would never forgive nii. It would bo r.u Inmilt to my tnilnl'vf. When I wns a two-ycnr-olil I exercised In the saddlo lu fctif.il if In n Inhy onrrlnKc" The u'vl c!ic-!ie (,':ic!f Midilrniy. "I'm nfili) I've been rudo, Mr. Itob ben," he Mid, villi ft ('harming ntr of ron'rülon. "t'uim-, fiirgtvu Lia and cx llH!n your new nutoinublle to inc." They walked to the curb where the machino stood, and the girl listened at tentively but with little understanding while the luna technically explained Its benutlrs and power. I1 i t b Westley wns from Nevada. Iler Ufa on her father' rniieli, the Cir cle X, had bred In her II lovo for bornes mid nn mluilrntlon for men lio could master them. An nulnmobllo to her wns nrely a tamed locomotive, good to muso tho Idle rich. She was a girl all rncu ndmlred and many loved. K.-ilph Itobbeu, stock broker, clubman end typical New Yorker, vm In tho latter chins. lie had met her nt a 5 o'clock tea. Ho detected 5 o'clock tens, but she seemed out of plací n:r.oi;s tho goaslplug socie ty women, and her brivzy western stylo attracted him. "Io yon like these tens?" lie asked. "Come, now, that's not fair. Do I look like a girl who would stake out a claim In this sK-loty reservation? You outfit to give me a qunre deal, and I'll reciprocate by telling you tlmt I think you feel ns uncomfortable here as I do. I don't seem to know tho trull don't feel conversationally foot sure." "Will you slip owny nnd take a gal lop In the park with mo?" "Will 1? Just try me." . They met frequently after thnt. The result nt first surprised lilm, but later It seemed perfectly natural. Ho fell In love with her. When his big Trench touring car ar rived Robben wanted Miss Westley to be tho first to rido In It As he finished Ms explanation of Its inechnnlsm she gingerly put bcr baud on one of tho liiiiny levcru. "What Is this funny little lever for?" "That regulates the speed." "Oh, I see. It's a sort of mechanical brldlu rein. And what happens when you presj Ibis big white button?" "That cranks the vlteel automatical ly and staits the motor going. It's very slmplo rcnlly, and a child could run and control It" "A child could run It? Why, then, It requires neither courage nor skill to ffjp IKA1NINU KVr.IIT UCRCLE, 11 K LintD W1H INTO tul; macul.sk. master It I should think It would bo rather tuuie sport for a man." There was a suggestion of Mockery In ber tone. "Some persons think It requires cour age to run a machine like this at fifty r sixty miles an hour, but I don't go In much for high speed. The danger Is too great I Uiiuk you would enjoy It Won't you come for Just a llttlo spin?" "Thank you, but I'd rather not go. Of course It's simply beautiful to look st and wonderful lti macy ways, but uu automobile cannot be compared with a horse. It bus no breeding, no borne sense, character or anything else In common with man or nature. It's wind broken, perpetually bothered with distemper and never can be de pended upon in an emergency. I wouldn't give one stable room." Itobben was an automobile enthusi ast, and Miss Westley's opinion hurt LI 111 in a tender spot. Perhaps his face - showed It for she thanked him again, but still refused even to test the cush loned comfort of tho tonneau. -I'll tell you what I will do, though," he addei. "I'll take a canter In the park with yon right now If you will let me ride that splendid bluck mare of jours." . Itobben studied tho tall, athletic, self Tellnnt girl who rode a borne so pcr- fi -tly tul for the moment was sorry , .that bo ever had seen an automobile. ' Xiut be enjoyed the ride. ' Two ffcij Inter he started out In the ' '-early niornlLg lu his automobile fur a run lu tho ciuiitrt where ho could . t'j'.nk It all over, lie toi.l himself that ?jV tho t'mo he returned ho wo ild have made Lin 1..U1 1 rlt'j'-r tt pv.ip.no to M's V.V'Jtlcy or to gi t. Kurcpo nil try 1 f,:-p-t h-r. v,-:n iilinie, nnd tin f.trniNl tit ri.li riite f-.'M i-.t Intn 1'eihnm parkway, la W'-.:i !":t t r, l.e k.iw ahead a lrl on a ln.fsc. The brntliijr, bslmy fpr!i:T air laden Willi llin perfumen of b.idiliiig trees nad erly fljwers rml the notes of birds, added to the physical ehila rntlon of rapid movement, had n pleas lirj err ect upon Itobben. The g'.rl on the horse tilted perfectly Into the scheme. Tor a few seconds ho was lost In conte npTntlou nnd admiration of her Fiit eib horsemanship. Then ho recog nized something about tho poise of her hend nnd t!io set of ber shoulders and knew that tho girl 011 tho borso wns Miss Wcsticy. He wanted to Join ber, but the combination of Miss Westley on a horse nnd him In nn nutomoblle G ci.i.'d to him unfavorable, and he slowed down. As he wntohed her be forjrot nil nlout his trip to K tirapo nnd determined to propose nt the first opportunity. Suddenly Iter horso s.verved violent ly to tho right nnd broko from a stendy canter Into ft wild gallop. Itobben knew instantly cither that the bridle rein bad broken or that the horse had taken the bit In his teeth. Clearly the nnlmnl wns running away. The girl retained her seat In the sad dle, and, while she appeared to be per fectly cool, he knew Unit around a turn lu the road less t'.inn a mile away was tho bridge across I'dbain bay, and Uie chances were great that the horse In bis blind wllduess might Cash her ngalnst the Iron supports of the narrow structure or carry her Into the bay If she were not thrown before they reach ed Hie bridge. He Uirew the clutch on to tho highest gear, and tho powerful machine, thus nrgeil to the extent of Its sixty horse power, lenped forward.' It wns a long chance be wns taking, but tho girl on Uie runaway was K.litli Westley. Grasping the steering wheel with his left bnud, he slid as fur as possible to Uie right of tho seat and guided the machine alongside the borse. Tho ani mal veered off as the machine overtook bim, but Itobben reduced speed and kept ns close ns possible. "Steady, Miss AVcstley," be said calmly. "Freo your skirts and Jump wheu I say the word. Steady nowl" They were within fifty yards of the bridge when Itobben threw off tbo clutch, Jammed down the brake nnd, with a skillful twist of the steering wheel, skidded closo to the runaway. Bracing himself with bis knee against the dashboard, he let go the wheel and, reaching far out over the side of the machine, sold, "Come!" With a quick movement he threw bis arm about the girl ns she left the sad dle nnd, straining every muscle, lifted ber luto tho machine. Her weight and the sudden shock threw them against the steering wheel with terrific force. The groat machine swerved, rnn up a bunk and smashed Into a tree. For a few moments they were both stunned, but when liobben nought the girl's eyes he saw in tbelr depths a light be bad feared would nover be there for him. That night Miss Westley wrote a let ter to her father In Nevada: Dear Old Dad I am going to marry a tenderfoot," but ha will be a credit to the Circle X. I might as well tell yi tho worst he Is an automoblnsL. But I love hlml . EDITH. The Quartermaster. The term quartermaster ns used in both tho nrmy and navy appears to be confusing and anomalous. In the army It Is the tltlo of a commissioned officer who performs Important and responsible duties. In tho navy bo Is simply a warrant officer, directing subordinate duties. In old ships and under former arrangements bis posi tion was a more Important one, so much so that he wns considered to be the fourth part of the master; beuce tho term quartermaster, being prin cipally engaged lu assisting him in the navigation of the ship. Kvcn at the prcseut day he . lias charge of the steering gear and tho men at the wheel. Otber terms accentuate Uie fact of Uie original military predom inance ou board our warships in early days. Ono of these still exists under tbo title of captain. There are captains of the quarter deck, forecastle, forctop, mainmast, mizzeuuiast, mlzzeutop, etc. The ship's cook was once a great man on board ship, nnd there are instances on record of his being promoted, for efficient preparation of food. London Mull. . It 'H Work. A professor of physics during the recitation of a freshman class in natu ral philosophy observed a tall, lanky youth In the rear seat, bis head in a recumbent position, bis body In a lan guid pose, his eyes half closed, and bis legs extended far out lu an adjacent aisle. IIo was either asleep or ubout to lose consciousness. "Mr. Fiazer," said Uie great scientist. "you may recite." The freshman opened bis eyes slowly. lie did not chungo bis somnolent pose, "Mr. Frnzer, what is work?" "Everything is work," was Uie drawl lug reply. "Kir," exclaimed the professor, "re member Unit you are no longer In a preparatory school! Do you mean to tell mo that Is a reasonable answer to my question?" "Yes. sir." "What I Everything Is work?" "Yes, sir." "Then I take It you would like mo and the cluss to believe thut this desk Is work?" "Yes, sir." replied tbo youth wearily, "Uint desk Is woodwork." THZ CCME3TIC HUSDAND. One Vletr nt ihr Mnn Who )!aaa Illa Omi Itoni Ctr. to. 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It is not lie who makes the meal cheerful by set ting Uie conversational pace lu Uie di rection of amusing stories or Interest ing InformnUon, bis usual contribution being fusy comment on some trivial domestic Incident More often bo cats in silence nnd departs lu the shortest time possible for the most desirable chnlr in the living room, there to re main for the remainder of bis evening. Such a mnn, however good a provider he may be for bis family, Is a social vegetable merely. In whom no woman Is Justified in taking pride at tbls day, when the need in public affairs Is for citizens who bear their sharo of tho burdens , peculiar to our nation and times. Vogue. POINTED PARAGRAPHS. Do so well today that you need not long for tomorrow. Homo men only want your confi dence to give It to otners. If a mnn were his own enemy, what stories bo could tell on himself! 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