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i :II ii; i00iii :! ...... WOODVILLE RUBLI0,t', WOODVILLle., MISSISSIPPI Three Men and aMaid Copyright by George H. Doran Co. "ALPH ONSO. n Mrs. Horace Hlgnett. world- famous writer on theosophy, au- thor of "The Spreadlng Light," etc.. etc. arrives in New York on , lecturing tour. Eustace, her son.is with her. Wind]es, amces- tral home of the Hlnetts. is his, so her life is largely devoted to keeping him unmarried. Enter her nephew, Sam, son of Sir Mal- laby Marlowe, the eminent Lon- don law.vet. It is arranged that Sam and Eustaee shall sail to- gether on the Atlantic the next day, Enter Bream Mortlmbr. American, son of a friend of an Insufferable American named Bennett who has been pestering Mrs. Htgnett to lease Wlndles. Bream informs her that Wll- helmlna Bennett is waiting for Estacs at the Little' Church Round the Corner Bream him- self is in love with Wilhelmlna. By P. q. IDODEHOUSR tights. no [" Sam rose. His heart was light. He had never, of course, supposed that the girl was anything but perfect; but it was nice to find his high opinion of her corroborated by one who lind no rea- son to exhll)h her in a favorable light. He understood bet point of view qnd sympathized with It. An Idealist, how could site trust herself to Eustace Hlg- heft? How could she be content with a craven who. Instead of scouring the world in the quest for deeds of derring do, had fallen down so lamentably on bis first assignment? There was a specious attractiveness about poor old Eustace which might conceivably win a girl's heart for a time; he wrote poetry, talked well, and bad'a nice singing voice; but, as a partner for Ufe well, he simply wouldn't Im II lUl | m | | ii | i m iiiii Ul nl nn |nu IIII IllU nil lUUll ul ul nl Im Im illU II IlUl| 1 II | ul IIm|nl| m nu ulm Bnt In thin flannel trousers, "Are you fond of Tennyson?" I pened to mention his name in the "I worship him," said Sam reverent- course of conversation. Further pour- ly. "Those--" he glanced at bls cuff-- parlers having passed with her aunt, "those Idylls of the King! 1 do not two more sisters, and her little broth- like to think what an ocean voyage er, he felt tbat the moment had at- would be If I had not my Tennyson with me." "We must read him together. He is my fllvorite poet !" "We will! There Is something about Tennyson. ." . "Yes, isn't there! I've felt that my- self so often!" "Some poets are whales at epics and all that sort of thing, while others call It a day wben they've written some- thing that runs to a couple of verses, but where Tennyson had the bulge was that his long game was Just as good as his short. He was great off the tee antl a marvel with his chip.shots." rived when he might send her a vol- ume of Shelley, with some of the pas- sages marked in petvll. A few weeks later, he Interviewed her father and obtained his consent to the paying of his addresses. And finally, after writing her a letter which began "Madam! you will not have been in- sensible to the fact that tot some time past [you have inspired In my bosom feelings deeper than those of ordinary Mrs. Hignett marches off to Eus- race's room. The scene shifts to the Atlantic at her pier, Sam. heading for the gangplank, meets a glorious, red-headed girl. with whom he instantly falls in love. though her dog bites him. Eus- tae appears, heart-broken. It appears that lls mother had "pinched his trouters'" and de- layed the ceremony, whereupon "Wlihelmina had declared the wed- ding off. Sam is pushed over- board, has a desperate struggle in the water with another swim- mer and rejoins the Atlantic at quarantine. The red-headed girl is WHhelmina Bcnnett"Billie." She hallSam as a hero and in- troduces Bream. _ _ - j CHAPTER Ill---Continued. 5 "Any special poet?" "Well, she seemed to like my stuff. You never read my sonnet-sequence on spring, did you?" "No. What other poets did she like besides you?" 'Tenayson principally," said Eus- taee Hlgnett with a reminiscent quiver in his voice. "The hours" we have spent together reading the 'Idylls of the King !' " "The which of what?" Inquired Sam, taking a pencil from his pocket and shooting out a cuff. "'The Idylls of tile King.' My good do. aat Was all there was to It. He simply didn't add up righL The man a girl like Wllhelmlna Bennett required for a husband was somebody entirely different , . somebody, felt Sam- uel Marlowe, much more like Samuel Marlowe. Swelled almost to burstln-polnt with these reflections, he went on (leek to Join the ante-hmcheon promenade. He saw Blllie almost at once. She had put on one of these nice sacky sport-coats which so enhance feminine charms, and was striding ahmg the deck with the breeze playing In her vivid hair like the female equivalent of a Viking. Beside her walked young Mr. Bream Mortimer Sam had been feeling a good deal of a fellow already, but at the sight of her welcoming smile his self-esteem almost caused him to explode. What magic there Is in a girl's smile! It is the aisin which, dropped in the yeast of male complacency, Induces fermen- tation. "Oh, there you are, Mr. Marlowe!" "Oh, there you ae.'" said Bream Mortimer, with a slightly different in- flection. '*I thought I'd like a breath of fresh air before lunch," said Sam. "Oh, Bream !" said the glrl. "lIello ?" "Do be a darling and take this great mall, I know you have a soul which heavy coat of mine down to my stare- be considered inadequate by common earthworm, but you have heard of Tennyson's 'Idylls of King?'" "Oh, those ! Why, my dear old chap ; ennysou's 'Idylls of the King I' Well. should say I Have I heard of Ten- eY sOs the King?" Weik all t' h ' even t a copy With any ehanee" "There Is a copy in my klt-ba$, The very one we used to read together. Take it and keel) It or throw it over- board. I don't want to see it again." Sam prospected among the shirts, COllars and trousers In tbe bag and presently came upon a morocco-bounc volume. He laid tt beside him on the lounge. "Little by little, bit by bit," he said, "I am beginning to form a sort of pie- tare of this girl, thlswhat was her mama again? Bennetttbis Miss Ben- aett. ott have a woede}ful knack of description: You make her seem so Tell me some-more '. She wasn't keen on golf. by she did play The subject and she seemed rather talk to a glrl poetry." ou are hardly likely to be in a tell me, were there any topics .width goton Miss Bennett's nerve, if ytm know what I mean? It seems to me that at one time or another you may have Said soraethln that offenled her. I mean, it seems curious that she tdaot(ld have broken off the engagement if you had never disagreed or quar- reled about anything." "Well, of course, there was" always the matter of that dog of hers. She had a dog, you know. a snappy brute of a Pekingese. If tlere was ever any Shadow of disagreement between us. it had to do with that dog. I made rather a point of It that I wouhl not have It aout th home after we were mar tied." "l see!" said Sam. He shot his cuff more and wrote on it: "Dog-con- ." "Yes, of course, that must wounded her." hail so much as he  wounded by the ankle tbe we--Wllhelffdna and I. I kave been married. It to me In my relnember that I got the. little beast with consider- lifted him clean over Sits shook his head reprovingly, a "You shouldn't hae done that l" he room will you? I had me idea it was so warm," "I'll carry it," said Bream. "Nonsense. I wouldn't dream of burdening you with It. Trot along and put it on the berth. It doesn't matter about folding It up." "All right," said Bream moodily. He trotted along. There are mo- menta when a man feels "that all he needs In order to be a delivery wagon is a horse and a driver. "He had better cllirrup to the log while he's there, don't yon think?" sug- gested Sam. He felt that a resolute | I - "That sounds as though you played golf." "When I am not reading Tennyson, you can generally find me out on the links. Do you play?" 'I love it. How extraordinary that we should have so much In common. We really ought to be great friends." lie was pausing to select the best of three replies when the lunch bugle sounded "Oh, dear !" she cried. "I must rusb. But we shall see one another again up here afterward?" "We will." said Sam. "We'll sit and read Tennyson." "Fine! Er--you and I and Mortl- tiler?" "Oh, no, Bream Isgolng to sit down below and look after poor Pinky." "Does he---does he know he Is?" "Not yet." said Billle. "I'm going to tail him at lunch." CHAPTER IV It was the fourth morning of the voyage. Of course, when this story is done in the movies they won't be satisfied with a bald statement like that ; they will have a Spoken Title or a Cut-Back Sub-Caption or whatever they call the thing In the low dens where motion-picture scenario-lisards do their dark work, which will run: ""And so, calm and golden, the days went by, each fraught with hope and youth" and sweetneu linking two young hearts in silken fetters foeged by the laughing Love-God' and the males in the audience will shift their chewing gum to the other cheek and" take a firmer grip of their companions' hands and the man at the piano will play "Everybody wants a key to my cellar" or something equal- ly appropriate very soulfully and slowly, with a wistful eye on the half- smoked cigarette which he has parked on tile lowest octave and intends fin- ishing as soon as the picture is over. But I prefer the plain frank statement that it was the fourth day of the voy- age. That is my story and I mean to stick to it. Samuel Marlowe, muffled in a bath- robe, came back to the stateroom from his tub. HIS manner had rite often- "- siva Jauntiness of the man who has "" had a cold bath when he might Just -. as easily have had a hot one. He looked out of the porthole at the shim- _ meting sea. He felt strong and hap- py and exuberant. It was not merely the spiritual pride indueed by a cold bath that was up. lifting this -young man. The fact was that, 'as he toweled his glowin$ back, he had suddenly come to the decision that this very day he would propose to Wilhelmina Bennett. Yes, he would put his fortune to the test. to win or lose it all. True, he had only known her for four days, but what of that? Nothing In the way of modern prog- ress is more remarkable than the manner In which the attitude of your lover has changed concerning pro- posais of marriage. When Samuel Marlowe's  grandfather had convinced himself, after about a 7ear and a half of respectful aloofness, that the emo- tion which he felt towards Samuel Marlowe's grandmother-to be Was love, the fashiou of tbe period compelled him to approach the matter In a round- about way. First. he spent an eve- ning or two singing sentimental bal- lads, she accompanying hlm on the piano and the rest-of the family sit- ting on the side lines to see that no roughestuff Was pulled. Having noted tlmt she drooped her eyelashes and turned faintly pink when he came to the "Thee---only thee l" bit," he felt a mild sense of encouragement, strong enough to Justify him in taking her sister aside next day and asking if tile object of hls afflictions ever hap- TJ Pt "1 Love It. How Extraordinary That We Should Have So .Muoh in Common." man wlth Legs as long as Bream's might well deposit a cloak on a berth and be back nder the lie|f-min- ute. "Oh, yes I Bream I" "HelloT" "While you're down there Just ehir- rnp a i|ttle more to Poor Pinky, He dOes appreciate It so!" Bream disappeared, It is not always easy to interpret emotion from a glance at a man's hack; but Bream's hack looked "like that of a man to whom the thought bas occurred that. given a couple of fiddles and a piano, he would have made a good hired orchestral "How is your clear little dog, by the way?" inquired Sam solicitously, as he fell Into step by bet" side. "Much better now, thanks. I've made friends with a glrl on board did you ever "hear her nume---Jane Hubhardshe's a rather well-known big-game hunter and she fixed up said. He extended ills cuff and added some sort of a mixture for Pinky /the words l ltally important" which did him a world of good. I - to what he had lust written, 'qt was probably don't know what was In it except that which decided her." Worcester sauce, hut she said .he' "Well. I hate dogs," said Eustsce Hignett querulously. "[ remember Wllheindna cm('e getting quite an- loyed with me. because [ refused to Step In and sepal'hie a couple of th e rutea, absolute strangers to.me, who were fl&)ting lu the street. I reminded her that we were all flhterl nowa- days, that life Itself was in a Semm a but she wouldn't be reasonable She }id th,t Sir Galahad done It like a shot. 1 not. We had no evidence wbat, Sir Gahlbml was ever upon to do anything half as . allyway, itP w,re ar- lail always gave it to hr mules In Africa when tbey had the .botts it's very nice of you to speak so affection- ately of poor Pinky when be btt you." "Anhnal spirits!" said Sam tolerant- ly." Pure anhnal splrits! I like to see them. But, of course, "I love all dogs." "'Oh, do you? So do I!" "I only wish they didn't fight 8o 'h. I'm ahvays stopping dog fl;hts." do admire a mun who knows to do at a dog fight I'm afraid ether helpless myself. There catch hold 'Have yOU book' "1 Am, I Am the Bandolerol Yes, Yes, I Am the Bandolero!,, friendship .... " he waylaid her in tile rose garden and brought the thing off. How different IS the behavior of the modern young man. Hls courtship can hardly be called a courtship at all. His methods are those of Sir W. S. Gilbert's "Alphonso." Alphonso, who for cool assurance all creation licks. He up and said to Emily who has cheek enough for sit: "Miss Emily, I love you. Will you marry? Say th: word!" knd lmlly said: "'Certainly, Alphotmo. like a birdi ' OU HAGAZ ECTION - 00_teresting Features for e Entire E By GRACE E. HEN effort carried a zest, YOUR MIND [himself who has the power to uplift Has flattened Into humanity and lead others from dark- last, '0 THINK rightly Is to sharpen ness to light ; capable at all times to And life seems mocking, --perception and season Judgment. measure strength with, the mental the best He or she who is always blundering, Go!laths, and equipped to hold his own That you have done l getting in trouble with employers and In the sternest strife when storms beat past ; friends, never accurate, Is in constant hardest against him. When 'mid th tumbling danger of failure. ( 19Z3, by MeClre ewspaper Syndieats.) dream As the m lnd directs so goes the body.  You stand In dumb The shambling, Irresponsible ores- defeat ture. misguided by a rusty mind is Has Anyone Laughed How .any .h-', much llke a vessel at sea which has that gleam unshipped its rudder. He may  At You  earnest sympathy towed to port by a friendly hawser, or By ETHEL R. meet? sent to the bottom by an opposing PEYSER storm. You Are Afraid of Very Little I would not urge upon To make snre of ypur Babies? friend, keep your mind on the splendid things The laughers cry : "They Nor yet distrust, nor you would like to accomplish. Ponder won't break," "They are not their ways them at every opportunity. The made of china," etc., etc. Yet When trouble falls; nor thoughts to which you cling hourly are trend you are afraid of handling transforming you into an earnest, use- them or of being left in the Of humankind ful person, or a man or woman of no ing days ; account, room alone with them. It is natural. You probably have no But loyalty is something If you want friends, be friendly, children of your own. you prob- To cultivate and give know, Cultivate the right mental attitude ably think they are getting a For hours must come to- towards others and all will be well. spasm if they cry, and you have hearts shall bleed, Take a contrary stand, let the rust taken up a baby only to find And feet shall falter accumulate, exhibit cowardice, distrust, that Its head wobbles in a most they go. disloyalty, Irritability, habitual morose- unattached way, tbreatenIng to ness. and nothing can save you from wreckage, fall on the ground. The un- And in that hour there Lay hold of the great, potential known ahvays terrifies. The balm, first locomotive terrified the on- Or recompense for forces of the universe and move along lookers, so why shouldn't a wee with them. Resolve to become a part or mars, of them. baby wbose head wobbles and Than loyalty from some Keep your mind bright by rubbing who puffs and cries at things calm, It against minds that re brighter, you know not of? Your fear Is Who soothes with tendee most understandable. Mebbe more capable, more alert than yours, our scars" Open the door to industry instead of the laughers were once afraid of idleness, to thinking Instead of brood- ghosts--the unknown ! For, though a man be ing, to faith instead of doubt, and you SO or king, Whatever his experience, never will lack the energy, with which Your get.away here is: worst, That your fear of babies I He Is at all time* to press forward and take your place the Infants' safeguard, thing: among those who are making the world r by McClure Newspalmr Syndicate. pleasanter and better. Above and over Be frank, good natured and cheerful. (Copyright by Dodd, Grip your load. whatever it may be. and pull with all your might. Have no fear .of failure--no fear of anything SCHOOL DAyS or anybody bIt yourself. Be patient and persevering. Put Jealousy and hate In a weighted bag and throw them overboard. They will wreck the stoutest ship and blight the Sam Marlowe was a bright young fondtmt ambition. man and did not require a year to Be not disturbed about rivalry, ex- make up his mind that Wilhelmina eept the rivalry existing between your Bennett had been set apart by Fate good and evil self. from the beginning of time to be his It Is only the mortal who overcomes ,-.. hrlde. He had known it from the mo- ment he saw her on the dock, and all k the subsequent strolling, reading, talking, soup-drinking, tea-drinking, and shuffle-board-playing which they had done together had merely solidi- It iea great office to make life plaga- fled his original impressiofL He loved ant; to make it worth living, to make a home where toyed ones come finding this girl with all the force of a fiery comfort, peace and consideration. So nature---the fiery nature of the Mar- far as it is done, it is done chiefly by lewes was a by-word In Bruton street, woman; ehe is the homekeeper. Berkeley square -- and something seemed to whisper that she loved him. HOLIDAY "GOODIES. At any rats she wanted somebody like HRISTMAS time would be barren Sir Galahad. and, without wishing to =" indeed withuut the dellciou-- hurl bouquets at himself, he could not cakes, cookies and candies not to speak see where she could possibly get any- of pies and puddings. one liker Sir Galahad than himself. So, w4nd and weather permitting, Xmas Pudding. Samuel Marlowe intended to propose Take three cupfuls of bread crumbs. to Wllhelmlna Bennett this very day. one cupful each of suet and sugar, one He let down the trick basin which teaspoonful of cinnamon, one cupful hung beneath the mirror and, collect, each of milk and raisins, one teaspoon- ing his shaving material& began to fill 0 cloves, a grating of nutmeg and lather ils face. orange rind. Mix, to blend well and "I am th Bandolero I" sang Sam steam for three hours. Serve with cpyr;k{ blithely through the soap, "I am. I am the Bandolerol Yes, yes, ! am the Peanut Candy. "Glorious! The sea . . ." "Don't talk about the sea W What I'm trying to say is, f ] "tll you marry may" (TO nl CONTINUED.) Bandolero !" Pake two cupfllls of brown tmgr, The untidy heap of bedelothes in the nL tablespoonfuls of butter, put over lower berth stirred restlessly. the fire and stir until bubbling all over; fuls of water, two tablespoonfuls of one-half teaspoonful ( "Oh, Cr--d l" said Eustace Hlgnett from the time the candy begins to boll vinegar and boil without stirring until rind, one thrusting out a tussled head. stir to keep from burning and boll a hard ball is formed when a drop Is one-fourth teas Sam regarded his cousin with tom- thee lnd one-half minutes. Stir in dropped into cold-water. Pour into a half teaspoonful of mlseratton, Horrid things had been cupful of fresh-rolled peanuts. Pour buttered pan and mark off into squares over one-half happening to Eustace during the last at once into a greased pan and mark when cool. ter. Serve hot. few days" and it was quite a pleasant off into squares as soon as it is COol surprise each morning to find that he mough. was still alive. Pudding au.e. Take one cupful of sugar and one "Feeling bad again, old man?  Old-Fashioned Butterscotch. tablespoonful of flour, mix well, add a t. z. "I was feeling all right," replied Take two cupfuls of brown sugar, quarter of a cupful of cold water, then Hlgnett churlishly, "until you began oe-half cupful of butter, four able- when mixed add one cupful of boiling the farmyard Imitations. What sort gpoonfuIs of molasses, two tabiespoow water. Cook five minutes, flavor with -ql of a day Is It ?" EXPLA00 WHY DOCS HOWL original dog or wolf. Every dog pauses before his spring; man selected to breed from the dog which paused rbe hmgest, and so in time arrived at a dog which pointed and dhln't spring vt all. The greyhound Is anothee m- stance; for his Particular job.he need- ed little scent and little brains, but perfect eyeslghl sad speed. By select lag only those dogs which possessed these qualities the present tylm was rent.bed. But every dog, wherever he lives or wtlatever use nlan is making of bim. comes from the common source, the Wolf. ,' Jay a Compliment. When we cOrse to the naming of the bluejay we.find the mtue attributed io the brilliant plumage of this statel.v creature, Says Nature Magazlne. The source of "jay" is given as the Frencl. "geal" or "gel," equivalent to the b'n Ilsb "gay." WItb this in tuinJ on, finds hat the tl of the term "jay to descrtl a pers, m |s by no menn., ;ts u*tmplhueutary as It l geuerall" Uncommon Sense ,OH. BLAKE II i ..... _ ................................. . ..... TROUBLE DODGERS due course, but they wou!d follow any- way, and the fact that you have HEN you hear a man say that thrashed one trouble will help you to he makes it Iris business to keep overcome the ne troubles as fast as out of trouble--look out for him. they arrive. rouble is Dart of llfe---a large part By and by you will get so used to af most lives, thrashing them that you will enjoy it, Somebody has got to get Into It. and be sorry if troubles do not turn The man Who is always getting out is up every day. merely leaving his share to other peg- It Is not our pleasures, but our pie. troubles that make us," The youth It is trouble to studyto work, even whose father's money enables hlm to to play, if you play well,, gt is trouble loaf. dies a loafer unless he decides to to do anything worth doing, be something else. Nothing of any Importance can be If he decides to be something else accomplished without It. he takes his troubles as they come, If you had to live with a mean man like other people. And his troubles It would either be necessary to thrash develop him until he -him or do what he told you to do. citizen. If YOu did what he told you to do, Pity the lad who is taught to d( he would keep on finding other un- nothing, and made ashaned of work. pleasant things for you to de. He will be able to dodge trouble for The young If you thrashed him, you could do a widle, but along toward the end  that while things yor own way, for a while at least. And the confidence you got out his career he will realite that a life very few " of useless ldlenem 1# worse than all a pt:opert of thrashing him would help you to the troubles he would have had to fael the -tae. thrash the next met I( in ;lentists Declare Canine Ocaslonally Reverts to Savagery of Hie An. ceator, the Wolf. What makes your dog llft up bi$ nose and howl'/ It's the wolf in him. say scientists. , For every dog, no matter what his breed, has a strain of wolf in hlm, a wolf having bees the ar-off father of all dogs. And Just as a reaSon,hie human being will somethnes give way to prilnJtlve Instinct under the initu- ence of some violent emotion: so Ihe best-trained dog will occasionally re- vert to the savagery of his ance$tor. the wolf. Exactly as a man will often lse his head In unconscious mltation of his caveman forebear, so your pet *tog will at times sllow the lnslincla of his parent 'olf. Watch your dog turn around and around hefore lying down . before a fire, JUS! as lhe wolf makes himself a lair; listen to him how! as the Wdf howls. The pointer ts only an exaggeraled