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11 ' " " "
By June Gahan
(Copyright, 1912, ly ABaoclated Literary
"Spell It," Bald Constancy biting tho
end of hor pencil.
Lois glanced at tho slip of paper be
Bide lier. "L'flommedlou," sho spollod
out slowly. "First name Paul. What
does that mean, Connie?"
"Man of God, doesn't It, or God's
man. Very mediaeval. Isn't It? Have
you seen him?"
Lois nodded absently, hor hands Idle
on her lap, her eye3 looking out of tho
west window to where tho falls swept
over tho dam In a great Hashing horse
shoe of light and foam. Above It the
logs were piled high In a Jam. From
the window sho could seo tho men
working on them, prying, pushing, try
ing to rcloaso them,
i "It's tho hecond day," Constanco
talked on with the easy cheerfulness
of sixteen. She was fresh fiom the
Convent up at Grandiero, the quaint
old Canadian town across the Straits.
,IIcre in tho white pine country of tho
'Peninsula Bho seemed lost,
. Lois was different. Years ago when1
.both girls were children, a man had
ridden ono day up through the great
forests from the lake settlements, and
he carried a child before him on the
haddle, a girl with great, dark-lashed
blue eyes llko his own, and short curly
"She had for mother a French girl
lown Charlevoix way," ho told Con
stance's mother and father, who kept
the big log house boarding place above
the falls, whero tho loggers lived in
the season. "She Is very quiet little
girl. She will not bother anybody. 1
will take care of hor, and pay for her."
"You any relation to her?" asked
Betty Morgan, In her cheerful way that
no ono took offense from. "She looks
Just like you."
j "Sho is my daughter," the man told
her simply. "Her mother la very beau
t "Whero is she?" asked Betty blunt
ly eyeing the child, and noting tho
good quality of her clothes. This was
no logger's child, she decided.
"She Is dead, but one month now,"
ho answered gravely, one hand upon
tho child's head "After this Lois and
myself wo have to grow up together,
He had stayed there in the white
plno country for years, making few
friends, living at the Morgans, work
ing steadily, happy to watch the child
grow and blossom. Sho was a tall,
strong limbed girl, unlike the fluffy
haired, blue-eyed Constanco. She could
step from log to log like tho men, and
loved to climb on the piled up mass of
a Jam above the falls, and peer over
at tho foaming, leaping water far bo
low. "It makes mo dizzy to do that, Lois,"
Connlo would say. "How can you? You
aro like a boy."
"Ah, if she had been a boy, history
would have been all changed," her
father would exclaim, a sudden glow
lightening his eyes. "Then she would
havo taken up my work and finished
It; now I must leave It go for her
sake, and rest always beside her."
As she grew older the words had a
new moaning for Lola.
"There Is somebody you would tako
revenge on," sho asked one day, with
a touch of his own abruptness. He
met her gaze In silence for a minute.
"How old aro you, LoIb?"
"Your mother was nineteen when
you were horn. 'She Is so beautiful,
Lois; I can never tell you how beauti
ful sho was. And thoro Is one man
who hates me always because I havo
married her. He followed mo down
from the Straits, then back up through
the Territory, then down again, always
wo know ho Is Just there, behind us.
And finally, one night he came to our
place, our house, and she sits by tho
firo rocking you to sleep. We aro far
In the woods, so we give always tho
night's shelter to anybody who Is lost
But when I see his face, I remember
hlra. and your mother put you down
quickly, and comes between us, oven
while ho lifts his gun and shoots at
Lois' strong young hand clasped his
tightly. Her cheek was pressed against
his kneo as sho knolt beside him.
- "Did ho get away?"
"Yes. I havo to look after her first.
"Ho patted her hair gently. "Somo
day maybo wo will find him."
"If we ever do," whispered Lois, "It
won't make any difference, my being a
girl.' I will help you, father."
But tho breath of Ilfo slipped out of
aid Fontalno beforo his heart's deBlre
came true, and LoIb had been left
alono at tho Morgans. Connie wont to
tho convent, but she remained alono In
tho woods, with old Mrs. Morgan,
Then every spring when the logs were
floated down the river, there camo
Paul L'Hommedleu up from tho lake
Bettlomonts to work In tho logging
camp. Ho was tho first mnn whoso
eyes had looked straight into LoIb',
whoso broad young shoulders over
topped hor own, who wns not afraid
of her keen wit and Bwlft tonguo. or
chilly ways. And tho third aprlng,
when Connlo camo homo from tho con
vent, ho had told Lois that ho loved
her, and would tako her away with
him to tho lako towns mhon tho log
glng season was over.
Constanco know nothing of tho lovo
that had grown In tho shadow of tho
great towering pines, and very charm
ingly, very frankly, alio bestowed her
coquotrlcs and favors on tho tall,
"Mnko eyes and shrug shoulders at
tho other men," Lois told hor, curtly
"Paul Is mlno."
"Is ho?" laughed Constanco. "You
havo good taste."
"That night tho two girls 6tood
watching tho Jam, and moo working
on It llko beavers. Paul puusod a mo
ment by their sldo.
"In Charlevoix wo havo nothing llko
this, Lois," ho said, tenderly. "You will
Constance's lashes drooped.
"You aro from Charlevoix?" sho ask
All that afternoon sho had been
making inquiries among tho othor
men, and tho wholo past of tho lad
lay open to her. Sho know tliat ho had
Ignored hor ndvances, nnd the llttlo
tang of Indian blood that ran In hor
eins from big Kirk Morgan sang Its
own little Eong of revenge. "Did you
ever know a man there name Fon
taine?" Both Lois and Paul turned to look
"He wns Lois' father." Constanco
smiled slowly, straight up Into his
eyes She had found out that tho man
who had shot Lois' mother was named
L'Hommedleu. The startled look In
Paul's eyes did tho rest for her. "Eh,
Paul, If It wero only twonty years ago,
and your father could meet him here,
there would bo more tragedy. It would
mnko our old woods livelier."
Lois' eyes questioned him mutely.
Did the bar of led Ho between them,
making their love almost a horror to
think of? His own eyes wero filled
with startled dread.
A cry of the men on tho Jam made
him leap for the nearest logs, as tho
mass started to move towards tho
falls. Ho hud gained tho summit of
tho Jam. Lois watched him with a
quick beating heart. Sho heard Con
stanco laugh beside her.
"Is he yours now?" she nskod. soft
ly. The men were leaping from tho logs
now, ns they neare'd tho falls. It was
risky work, always to catch a foothold
on the swirling, ever turning, slippery
logs. Tho last was. Paul. A log caught
In midstream and swept crossways.
Another dovetailed it, more clambered
like living things on its ridge, nnd a
second Jam was threatened. Paul
worked steadily, deftly, while the men
shouted to him of his danger, there on
tho very brink of tho fnlls. When tho
logs parted, he might be swept to cer
tain death with them. And suddenly
Lois started out towards him over tho
logs. She had no thought of saving
him, rather a desperate longing to go
with him whon he went over. But tho
shout from tho shore unnerved him,
and as he looked back to catch its
cause, he lost his footing, and fell
backwards Into tho water.
At any second tho Jam might give
way and sweep them over, but Lois
reached the place, and as ho roso sho
caught him, and hauled him half way
up on the logs. Ho had been struck
on the back of tb" head and was half
unconscious, but sho held him until
Morgan nnd another lumberman had
como to the rescue. And Just as they
reached tho shore In sarety with their
burden tho Jam gavo way with a
mighty roar and the logs dashed over
the falls like Jackstraws.
It was the next week after Con
stance had gono back to tho convent
that Paul opened hla eyes and looked
at the figure beside his bed. His head
was bandaged and his whole body
throbbed with pain. Ono thing In all
tho world seemed to stand out clearly
Lois' uplifted face, with tho deep
blue eyes, and dark curly mass of hair
around It, and hor lips, a wonderful
deep coral red against tho clear olive
of her fnco
"Was it not punishment enough to
know he had killed the one ho loved?"
ho asked slowly. "He suffered most,
Lois. I can remember. He was not
my father, but my father's younger
brother. We came down from the
Straits to care tor him after ho lost
his mind. I can always sec him pac
ing up and down tho sand on tho lako
shoro, calling to Lois to come back
and set him free from torment. I did
rtbt know that I would love Lois too
Lois knelt beside the bed and laid
her faco against his head, aa sho had
loved to do to her father's, and both
knew tho bar of red could ca3t no
flame of ruin over their young lives.
Lovo had turned It to living gold.
Scholarly, Industrious Writer.
Tho death In England of Prof. Al
fred John Church has terminated a
career of extraordinary physical vigor
and literary activity. Professor
Church was best known to scholars
as tho translator with W. J. Brodrlbb
of Tacltub' and Pliny's letters. But
he hnd a much larger audlcnco among
English boys and girls by his popular
versions from Homer, Virgil. Herodo
tus and Llvy. Altogether ho was the
author of some seventy books, which,
however, must have represented a
comparatively small part of his liter
ary labors. If Tho Nation's statement
Is true that ho was tho author of near
ly 40,000 book, reviews. Most of his
critical work was dono for Tho Spec
tator, to which he was Introduced by
It. H. Hutton. He wa,s for a time
curate to F. D. Maurice. He was all
his life a cricketer, and as a fisher
man had a British record of catching
seventy-four salmon In flvo weeks.
When he was over seventy ho took up
golf. New York Evening Post.
"If birds could bo taught to talk,
what language would they apeak?"
"Pigeon English, of course."
BRONX CAMEL IS HOMESICK
Animal In New York Zoo Quite Down
hearted and Losos All Interest In
Life Strange Case.
That nnlmalB may suffer from home
sickness Is Indicated by n story In the
Now York Times concerning a Bac
trlnn camel In tho Bronx park zoo.
Sheik Is not up to his usual spirits.
Sholk, It must be understood, Is not
sick. He Is simply downhearted, and
his Interest In llfo has lessened. It
was Curator Dltmars who finally diag
nosed his caso, and according to his
theory Sholk Is simply suffering from
Ho will crouch for hours outside his
house, and often he will turn his face
toward tho street and gaze with eyes
In which thero is a faraway expres
sion out upon tho boulevard. His In
terest is not In thoso who pass, for
he had oven become Indifferent to tho
Jest about the camel's abstemious
habits Mr. Dltmars, who holds the
opinion that animals have minds nnd
can exorcise them, believes thnt Sheik.
In his mind, is onco more on the des
ert. Tho cause of the camel's state of
mind. In Mr. DItmar's theory, Is a
most remarkable one, nnd ono of the
strangest which he has como across In
his animal studies. Thero Is a great
Sholk, the Homesick Camel.
deal of building bolng done in tho
Bronx In tho, vicinity of tho park. In
addition JiiBt now trolley tracks are
being laid within view of Sheik's in
closuro. As a 'result of theso opera
tions great quantities of sand had
been doposltcd within the animal's
view. It was a pile of unusunl size
and spread out over considerable
In tho few warm days tho heat of
tho sun arose In a haze from tho sand.
As Sheik looked out upon this minia
ture desert, warm In tho sun and com
forting to his eyes, ho was filled with
a longing for the dayB before he be
came a mere specimen In a collection
of animals, wild and otherwlso.
GAME OF TENNIS IS POPULAR
Matchless as Lure to Open With
First Breath of Spring and Not
Abandoned Until Fall.
Tho tennis player will tell you that
his gamo is matchless as a lure to tho
open with tho first breath of real
spring, and not to be abandoned until
"the frost Is on tho pumpkin and tho
corn Is In the shock."
If tho derivation or the name golf
be In doubt, though It is qulto certain
ly from tho Dutch "Kolfe," moaning
club, tho derivation of tennis Is yet
moro obscure. The best that can bo
said of It Is that It is probably from
tho old French "tenez," tho impera
tive of tenir, to seize, or take, that Is
the ball. Tennis as it Is played In the
open, usually called "lawn tennis," Is
the legitimate daughter of tho ancient
English gamo of racquet which was
played In th covered court, and there
foro the name "tennis court" which !a
used for the placo of tho gamo any
where. Nobody can see a game of lawn ten
nis and not bo fascinated with It. As
played In Amerlcalt Is usually a social
gamo of tho sexes, and Dan Cupid Is
often an Invisible but very palpable
spectator, paradoxical ab that may
seem. Tho placo of tho play Is a
"court" In more ways than ono. For
the cultivation of grace of physical ac
tion, no game ever Invented was su
perior to lawn tennis. It quickens the
mind and eye, appeals to every sense
and sentiment. Possibly no other
game has been responsible for bo
many honeymoons, and a misfit ball
Is not the only thing caught In the
net. Tho pretty racquets, whoso own
ers care for them as a virtuoso ca
resses and cares for his violin, when
wielded by mascullno muscle or beau
tiful feminine hands, with nrms, body,
hips, head, neck, logs, all lithe and all
In graceful action,, formB a pretty
scone of life aud gayety.
A certain Sunday school teacher In
town who has a class of boys of 'as
sorted sizes" established tho custom
In her class of repeating ench Sunday
a scripture passago in unison ustll It
was firmly Implanted In tho "vagrant
minds." The selection for tho Suuday
In question was, '"TIs I, bo not
afraid," and after the usual mental
gymnastics had been gono through,
after an oxpoctant huah, ono promis
ing youth volunteered tho Information
that ho know. "Woll, what 1b It?"
asked tho teacher. "It's mo, don't got
Bkocred," wns his rendition of tho
FIND AMUSEMENT IN PUZZLE
Object of Invention By Maine Man Is
to Remove Rings From Around
Body of a Grotesque Manikin.
An nmuslng nnd by no means easy
puzzlo has been Invented by n Mnlno
man. Tho object of tho puzzlo Is to
remove a ring from around tho body
of a grotcsquo manikin. For tho pur
pose of tho puzzlo tho legs nnd tho
rest of tho flguro nro In separato sec
tions, tho legs bolng pivoted nt tho
lower part of tho body. Also, tho legs
are bowed outwardly so that theli
width Is moro than tho lnsldo diam
eter of tho ring. Tho arms of tho flg
uro nro stretched fnr out so that tho
outside diameter of the ring Is less
than tho dlstanco betwocn tho out
stretched arms. At first glance, tnklng
theso things Into coiiBldcrntlon. It
would seem Impossible to removo tho
ring, hut It can bo dono and, ns you
will reallzo on second thought, tho se
cret lies In moving tho legs to tho
GAME APPARATUS IS UNIQUE
Pastime Called Gun Billiards Requires
Considerable Skill In Playing
Affords Much Amusement.
In describing a gamo apparatus In
vented by A. ltelbsteln of Now York,
the Scientific American says:
"Tho object of this Invention is to
provido n now nnd Improved gnmo ap
paratus, which Is preferably called
gun billiards, and arranged to requlro
considerable skill In successfully play
ing tho gamo, nnd to nfford amuso
ment to the players and tho onlook
ers. For tho purposo montloned, ubo
Is made of a continually moving bnll
carrier having Bpaced supporting
means for supporting balls carried
past tho muzzlo of a manually-controlled
gun, for knocking off, tho halls
from tho carrlor onto a counting table
having retaining moans,, for the ball.
In tho accompanying Illustration tho
gamo apparatus Is shown In a per
MAN'S LANGUAGE TO BRUTES
Peculiar Click and Chirp Used to Start
and Hasten Horses Used In
Many Parts of World.
The tale of tho farmer In tho Ara
bian Nights who could understand tho
language of nnlmalB and fowls in his
barnyard probably had its origin In
the ancient myth which asserted that
In prlmltivo times mon and beasts
wero able to converse together.
In truth, as overybody knows, thoro
are certnln sounds, or words, which
horses, dogs nnd other animals can bo
taught to understand; and, on tho oth
er hand, some of tho sounds uttered
by domestic animals havo a meaning
that man can understand. All this Is,
of course, a very different thing from
language, nnd yet It hns a certain
scientific Interest, ovldonced by tho
various Investigations that havo boon
It has been shown, for Instance, with
refoien to the language used In talk
ing to domestic animals that pooplo
unconsciously attempt to lowor their
language by abbreviations, etc., to tho
comprehension of brutes, very much
aa they do when thoy talk to young
children. A curious fact Is that tho
peculiar click and chirp used to start
and to hasten tho movements of
horses are employed In widely sepa
rated parts of tho world, but somo
times In a reverso senso. In India,
for example, those sounds aro used
to stop Instead of to start horses.
Food for Fishes.
"Now, Susie," said tho Sunday
Bcliool teacher, "you may read tho
Tho llttlo girl read, "Cast thy bread
upon tho wators."
"Why should wo cast our broad
upon tho waters?" asked tho tencher.
" 'Cause tho Ashes havo to bo fed,"
wbb the reply.
Brother Was Too Small.
Elsie, aged 4, was takon In to see
tho now baby brother thnt had recent
ly arrived, "Mnmmn," sho said, after
looking tho baby over, "why didn't you
pay a dollar moro aud get a slzo
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U. S. STUDENTS FRIVOLOUS? "
aSSSSSSHBBBBsW 1 1
rangement provided by means of tho
Carneglo fund. Dr. Nltobo la president of First Higher collego of Tokyo.
Ho says that ho does not find tho boy studenta In tho United States oc
cupying tho high mornl plane that ho had expected. Also that ho observed
that tho men aro for less sorloitB In tho work than tho Japanoso studonta.
"In this country thoro Is not tho application that is characteristic of
tho Japanoso students," said Dr. Nltobo. "Hero ono finds loss grinding, loss
midnight oil Is burned and thoro Is less disposition to tako tho courso sorl
ously. Probably wo aro too serious In Japan. I sometimes think wo aro.
Yet I do not think that tho averngo Btudont hero really haB his heart In the
TO FOUND NEW CITY OF 2ION
Mrs. Jnno Dowlo, widow of tho,
lato John loxnndor Dowlo, first npos
tlo of ZIon. is nttomptlng a reconstruc
tion of tho Zionist movement in Chi
cago. Bollevlng herself dlvlnoly Inspired
to carry out tho work her husband
began, Mrs. Dowlo camo to Chlcngo
last fall and gathered about her tho
few remaining members of tho
prophot's original flock. An oxllo from
ZIon City nnd tho tabernacles hor
husband founded, sho plnnncd to re
build the Zlon congregation with tho
nld of Gladstono Dowlo, ''unklsscd"
boiv of tho dopnrtcd Elijah II. .
Tho younger Dowlo was In full
sympathy with tho plans of his
mother, but nppnrcntly lacked tho
dlvlno Inspiration for tho task sho has
undertaken. Ho had already resigned
from tho present church at Zlon City
following tho assumption of nbsoluto
control of Wilbur Glenn Vollvn, gen
eral overseer and successor appnrent
to tho first apostlo and 1b now studying for tho Episcopal ministry.
Mrs. Dowlo has not allowed tho defection of her son to dismay her,
but has regained splrltunl communion with nenrly 1,000 of tho original con
gregation. The reunion of tho present flock, sho declares, does not mean
a schism from tho religious teachings of tho parent church.
Faith hoallug, an in tho original Zionist codo instituted by John Alex
ander Dowle, occupies tho most prominent placo In tho work of tho recon
structed congregation. Mm. Dowlo clnlniB tho powor to heal nil bodily Ills
through tho medium of prayer nnd administers to tho needs of her own llt-
j tlo group of followers.
VICTORIA WINNER IN SPAIN
wns born, according to historical dia
tom, a peasant womun from Catalonia was engaged to act as nurso to tho
heir to the throno. Sho waa n very handsome Cntalonian and woro tho
elaborate and picturesque national costume, but Queen Victoria soon dis
covered that sho wbb entirely Ignorant of hygleno and modern Ideas con
cerning tho caro of a baby. Tho result was that the queen firmly refused
to deliver tho young prlnco over to tho new nurse and no expostulation
moved hor from her position.
Sho Anally gavo tho Catnlonlan peasant a sum of monoy ns woll a3 a
now outfit of clothes and sent her back to her native provluco.
AMERICAN WIDOW WINS NOBLE
A whlto and gold gown, with a
collar nnd tiara of diamonds and sap
phires, won for tho beautiful Mrs.
Wyllo Reynolds of Jackson, Mich., an
Italian nobleman with tho blood of
Bourbon kings in his veins, nnd Paris
dressmakorH nnd modistes are busy
upon ono of tho most olaborato trous
seaus which has left tho city slnco
Princess Mario Bonaparte married
Prlnco Georgo of Greece, in 1907,
Mrs. Reynolds Is tho widow of a
millionaire bnnker. Tho Italian noble
man whom sho has won Is Bnron dl
FrnnclscI, son of Marchoso dl Trlnn
arn. Hla family Is connected with tho
HourboriH of Parma and tho Bourbons
of tho Two Sicilies,, who aro thorn
BolveH branches of tho oldest royal
liou8o In tho world. Bnron dl Fran
clscl Is cvon rlchor thun his flunceo,
und taken nn actlvo Interest in tho
llfo of liln country. Added to theso 1h
tho fact that ho belongs to tho oldest
Neapolitan nobility, all of which mnko
him, In matchmaking eyes, tho best
Tho widow met tho bnron at a
Bho woro tho diamond and sapphire
If his comploxlon woro a ahado
lighter, n short heavy, spoctaclod man
who has boon noarly a month In thin
country studying conditions and lec
turing at unlvorsltlon, could easily
poso ns Rudyard Kipling, tho great
English author. Ho Is Dr. Innzo
Nltobo, Tokyo, Jnpan. So much dooa
Dr. Nltobo rosomblo Rudyard Kipling,
at ono vlow of his countenance that
It Is really startling. But It la a ono
vlow effect only. When ho turnB ngaln
ho looks only llko tho typlcul Japa
nesa thnt ho Is.
Ills mind Is filled with Impres
sions thnt nro registered by two sharp
brown eyes that look through hoavy
spectacles. Dr. Nltobo, who has boon
studying tho country, nnd Its people,
nnd Incidentally has boon giving some
thought to tho student whllo lecturing
nt universities, is tho first ropresonta
tlvo of tho pedagogues who nro to
como to this country undor tho ar
if 4;Vr J - s j
Queen Victoria of Spain Is slowly
but suroly winning tho affection of the
Spanish people, who nt first strongly i
disapproved of her nnd hor English
ways. In fact, if King Alfonso sue
cecds in keeping his throno It will be
due iu part to tho domostlo virtues ot
his wife. Queen Victoria has sot a
now fashion in Spanish society, thai
of mothers tnklng personal Interesl
In their children.
Queen Victoria practically devotes
her life to her babies. Sho overHoea
tho work of tho nurses and occasional
ly may bo seen on tho grounds of tha
palaco wheeling tho PrlncesB Beatrice
in her Bpeclnlly imported English
porambulator Just llko any English
mother. All this Is In doflanco of tha
rigorous court etlquotto of Spain,
which demands thnt a quoon should
lenvo tho care of hor children entirely
When tho prlnco of tho Asturlas
catch of tho season, in thut country.
reception given by Count Prliuoll, when
tlura and whlto and gold gown.
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