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EYKIKa fgjgg TUESDAY, FEBETTABY 1916.
FOR THE WOMAN AND THE HOME-PRIZES OFFERED FOR ORIGINAL SUGGESTIONS;
How She Makes
Many women fondly imagine that to be
assertive Is a aura nlgn of strength of
mind, "Sou in your email corner and t
in mine," fa a gentle exhortation which
r Jills them with amazement, for not only
do they All their own small corner, but
they overflow Into the small corners of
Tho assertive woman Is always manag
ing, always "bossy." She always must
. -be the centre of attraction, tho cynosure
of all eyes, or she becomes genuinely un
happy. She Imagines that she is born to
be a pioneer of her sex, a leader of
women, and men, too.
Men seldom llko the nsserttve woman.
She Usurps (oo much of what men think
Is their natural prerogative. Men llko
to lead in conversation when women
are around. They dislike 'navlng tho
law" laid down for thorn, and the asser
tive woman always does lay down the
' This type of woman does not realize
When she is being actively disliked.
For her assertlveness has become an
armor around her, and sho Imagines
that she Is such an authority on every
subject that people are only too glad
to listen to her words of wisdom and
to be duly Instructed by her. When her
hearers show signs of boredom, she falls
to see it, or If It becomes so evident
that it cannot possibly be hid, sho passes
it over In an airy way or with a pitying
Yes, the assertive woman Is decidedly
pleaded with herself. Sho is born that
H have in mind one exceedingly as
sertive woman of my acquaintance.' One
really cannot help admiring her for her
Impertinence. Sho has very llttlo to
TO AID OF WOMEN'S
Prominent Philadelphians to
Take Part in Campaign to
Win Votes for Resolution
Before Dover Legislature.
Prominent Philadelphia sufTraglats will
leave the city in a few days to go to
Delaware, where they will aid in a State
wide campaign to solicit gunnnrt tn tha
; . equal suffrage cause in that State. Much
"literature" has already been sent by
tho various "votes for women" societies
In the city to their sister societies in
Delaware In order to aid them in their
campaign. Among those who 'will go
from here are Mrs. William A. Wood,
128 East Durham street, Mt Airy, and
Miss Dills Hastings, president of tho
Philadelphia Business Men's and Wom
en's League for Woman Suffrage.
Delaware is tho only State In tho Union
where a. constitutional amendment does
not haye to bo submitted to the electorate
for confirmation. If passed by two suc
cessive Legislatures it becomes law with
out further submission. For this reason
suffragists in Delaware and those else
where, who are Interested in the welfare
of the ''cause" in that State, are rally
ing lor a determined fight to have the
question, voted on favorably by the Legis
lature. While their sisters are engaged in Dela
ware, suffragists in this city are busying
themselves In conducting an organizing'
campaign, as well as one to gain con
verts to tho "cause." In keeping with
these plans, Mrs. Scott Nearlng. wife of
Professor Nearlng-. of tho University of
Pennsylvania, will address a gathering
of women today at Ridley Pork. She
will speak at the Clvla Club. On Wed-
".nesday at 3 o'clock tho Rev. Irving S.
Chenowetb. a suffrage sympathizer, will
address a meeting- of the Pastor's Aid
Society at the St. Paul's Presbyterian
Church, 50th street and Baltimore ave
nue. Mrs. J". B. Kimball, president of tho
society, will preside. On Friday Miss
Adella potter win speaic at tneNarberth
Y, IX. C. A. She expects to organize
branches of suffrage organizations
throughout the city and In nearby town
7""N A freezing cold morning of a
'jff reeling- cold time of year. Chirpy
' waked up with, a very queer feeling all
'over his body,
vwho is Chirpy T
Surely you remember Mm? The cun
cing' llttlo sparrow who chirps and fights
and plays around folks' back door all
tho long: cold winter through!
TJsually Chirpy waked 'up cold or hun
gry or out of fix some way ho was
used to fhat but this was different. This
was really queer.
"I -wonder what can be tha matter
with me,' said Chirpy to himself In a
puzzled voloa. "I don't seem, to feel like
jrols to -work. J don't seem to f l any
thing but cold, X wonder what to the
. fear Happened!"
The, all of a sudden he remembered.
Ha hadn't had a thing to eat for two
eSaysl Not a single thins! Two whole
8 No wonder he felt queerl Ha
ifaM ae, for two days there had been
nn storm, oh, such a storm of snow
pj t. Brery bit of food that Chirpy
fcjJlt have found was all covered up
y; k brow, and then besides, it was
-k a!A And atarmr to stand around
iawl liont for Scraps. Chirpy had pre-
xarreu to muo pi uuntry jmio u in a.
pkettemt plac and wait till the storm
ifr ht pwlled bts head out from under
hU wiif, otxaeii one eye ever so little
Mai loirtTff around.
"f , tha lornj was. Anally over. Tbr
- w wind, no flurry of tnqw aud
Ma. Jit-thlag but the bitter cold-and
S0W, fraefe white. uW Is very Peauti
tAU yu iWnfe or But CWrpy didn't
mU Not t mlautol Snow meant
awtbtett to fclaa bt hunger. For It eov
r4 up iM tiift bits f food h fcsd to
:! t Mt on. And b had to scratch
rtcB bercrs n found food. Is-
M m umstr u vr and any.
Ibu h 4Wta't -t bib X Jut
aed lor awUiW.
M ifcia utaM&kK M w ta aU and
Mkt tm m& . tm kMe- fet$ jspwt
recommend her, neither brains nor beau
ty nor personal charm. But sho Is so
thoroughly assertive and so Intermin
ably tnlkntlvo that unless one wishes to
be actively rude, one cannot possibly
avoid giving some semblance of atten
tion to her.
She is far from popular, yet no one
would be mora amazed than hemelf
to rcollze this fact. And sho never will
realize it, that Is one thing sure and
certain. For bIio Is hedged around by a
plensed complacency with herself, her
supposed culture and what she fondly
imagines is her well-informed mind. It.
must be delightful to bo so thoroughly'
well pleased with oneself and all the
world. No feeling can quite compare
with It. But It Is decidedly annoying to
tho lady's friends.
Tho assertlvo woman Is strong on ono
point and that Is, Contradiction. Sho
does not hesitate to contradict right and
left, dood manners do not restrain her.
For self-aracrtlvcness does, not breed good
manners In anyone. It Is tho sure step-plng-stono
I recollect being once invited to meet a
celebrity. The celebrity was a dollghtful
person, brilliantly clever, thoroughly
entertaining and a great centre of public
attention at the tlmo. But tho whole
party was spoiled by ono assertlvo
woman. She monopolized all the con
versation, and gave tho celebrity llttlo
chance to talk at all. Everybody was so
mad about It that they were speechless
and that 's a pretty advanced stage of
madness for a woman.
But the assertive woman didn't care,
not she. "What a delightful party It was,
wasn't It?" she said to me cheerfully as
Yes, the assertive woman Is always
pleased with herself. It Is part of her
rolo. She has to be thoroughly well
pleased with herself, for it is a truo fact
that no other woman takes pleasure in
Suggestions From Readers of
the Evening Ledger
PRIZES OFFERED DAILY
For the following- suggestions tsnt In t7
readers of the Gtxkiko utusas prlte ot II
and SO centi are awarded.
All aurK-eatlons should be addreaaed to mien
Adair, Editor of Women' Fae, Etkniko
Limes, Independence Square, Pnlladelphla.
A prlte of $1 hoe been awarded to TCflle
Pa!fre-I.oom!fl, Newtown Square, Fa., for tho
Lettuce, beets, celery and fruit will keep
fresh and crisp in the warm kitchen dur
ing tho winter If kept in cold water. Tho
lettuce, beets and celery need only to
have the roots under water, but fruit,
such as grapes or apples, must be well
covered. The water should be changed
dally or It will become stagnant and, of
course, spoil your food.
A prtxe of SI has been awarded to T.llllan
McDerrhott, o. o. Railway Acs Gniette. Wool
worth Building, New York city, for the fol
If one has no special manner of dispos
ing of old magazines, why not turn them
Into practical value? Pile them up In a
corner of your storeroom until you get
a fairly good-sized collection. Then send
word to a paper dealer in your neighbor
hood to come and collect them. Ho will
weigh them and compensate you at the
rate of about 40 cents per 100 pounds.
A prize of SO cents has been awarded to
Mrs. J. Kelly, 2310 Ronth Croaker street,
Philadelphia, for the following suggestion:
When making starch If a teaspoonful of
salt be added It will give a nice gloss to
ARCHITECT SCHOOL TO MOVE
Will Occupy Quarters Vacated by
As soon as the dental department ot
the University of Pennsylvania completes
its labor of moving from Its present home
at 33d and Locust streets to the mag
nificent new building at 40th and Spruce
Btreets. the Architectural School will
move in. Tho architectural department,
which la as eminent In Its line as the
Dental School Is in Its field, has long been
cramped for spaco in the top floor of the
old College Hall.
'Architectural School, expects' to have his
department in Its new home by the mid
dle of the spring term. Plans for exten
sive alterations have, already been made,
and as soon as they are passed by the
Board of Trustees, to which they will
shortly be submitted, the work ot altera
tion will begin.
have something to eat pretty quickly,
but where ehould he get it? That was
Then he remembered the children who
sometimes watched him from the
"Maybe If I go close up to the window,"
he said to himself, "they will hear me
or see me and give me something to
At any rate tho plan was worth trying.
H tsai standing bravely, tight en Me
tont window IH
lis hopped and flew over toward the
window as fast as his cold-stiffened lit
tle legs would take him. But not a sign
of any one did he see.
"Maybe I better get closer." he thought
So closer .ho went, and closer, till he
was standing bravely, right on the stone
And then tha children saw him I Such
a welcome as ha did get would have
don you good to seel They seemed to
know at ones what he wanted, too; and
they threw him the snail east any bird
could wish fori
Chirpy (e and ata till be felt warm
Afid comfortable. Then he said a pleas -mat
JlttU "tkank you" and flow away I
Oa&te4. Jt-sra fsa&st JuJmu
Around the Clubs
A reception will be held previous to the
stated meeting of the New Century Club,
at a quarter before three tomorrow after
hoon. Mrs, Samuel S'mpla will bo, aided
In receiving by Mrs. Louis Madeira, Mrs.
Mnrtln V. Falconer, Mrs. Robert P.
Brown, Mrs. William Loverctt, Mrs.
James M. Arrlson and Mrs. B. K. Jami
son, Jr. Mrs. Scmple will speak on
"What the Stato Federation Is Proposing
to Do In the Matter of Constructive
Peace." Mrs. Maudo Balllngton Booth
has been secured by the legislative section
to speak on her experiences In prison re
form work, at the club luncheon, which
will take place on Saturday, February 13.
Dr. Hastings Hart, of the Russell Sago
Foundation, will speak on "Some Results
of Our Study of the Housn of Correction."
Dr. Louis Robinson, of Bryn Mawr Col
lege, will speak on "Prison Labor In
Pennsylvania." Doctor Robinson Is sec
retary of the commission appointed by ox
Gavornor Toner to Investigate prison con
ditions In the Slate.
Today, at 3, tho regular weekly meet
ing of tho Saturday Club of Wayne will
bo held. The chairman of this artoli1, Mrs.
Humbert Barton Powell, has arranged a
musical program for this occasion. One
of tho well-known Bololsts will bo Mrs.
Edna Apcl Robinson, Delaware State
chairman of music.
Tho next general meeting of the
Botanical Society of Pennsylvania will be
held on Saturday afternoon, at 31S0, In
Tho meeting qf the Woman's Club of
Cynwyd tomorrow afternoon will be de
voted to tho discussion of educational
topics. This will bo held under tho
auspices of the Current Kvents section.
Mrs. Walter A. Fox will speak on "Rec
reation," and Mrs, Qcorgo T. Merrill will
speak on "Co-Education." Miss Theo
dora Butcher will talk on "Vocational
Tho Women's Democratic Club wll meet
this evening at 1603 Walnut street. Dr.
W. H. Hosklns will mako an address on
the "Purchase of Alaska," and a business
meeting will be held on February 16.
Tho Current Events Class of the New
Century Club, of West Chester, will dis
cuss "Art, Its Vnluo In Cartoons and
Illustrations," at the regular meeting to
day at 3 o'clock.
A reception has been arranged for this
afternoon at 3 o'clock by the Now Cen
tury Club of Chester. This is for the
purpose of getting club members together
for the expected visit of tho president of
tho State Federation, Mrs. Semple. Mrs.
Qarnett Pendleton will preside over the
Plans are stilt progressing for tho ba
zaar which will be given by tho mem
bers of tho Equal Suffrage party on
February 15 and 28. Tho ultimate object
of this nfTalr Is to raise funds to cam
paign for tho suffrage causo In the effort
to Influence tho Pennsylvania Legislature
for and ngalnst the constitutional amend
ment giving tho ballot to women. This
must pass In the Legislature before It
can bo submitted to the people for re
jection or acceptance In the November
Mrs. Horace Brock, as president of the
Society Opposed to Woman Suffrage, has
Just Issued a long statement calling upon
the Legislators to carefully study senti
ment In their district before voting to
submit the suffrage amendment to the
The members of the Clvio Club will
meet on Thursday morning, at 11, to dis
cuss the possibilities of extending good
citizenship. The committee on pure food
will meet this morning at 11, and tho
committee on rapld transit at 3.
The Emerson Club will discuss the
"Ethlcnl Purpose In Modern Drama" at
the meeting which will bo held at 1300
Spruce street, this afternoon. Mrs.
Philip Gukes will bo tho speaker.
JOHN ERLEIGH, SCHOOLMASTER' 4
Guy Wlmberlejr, ion of Anne, tho MucUluu
eis of Wlmberley, and heir to the vaet Wlm
berley catatea. la in dormer of death from two
groups of conaplratora. One group la led by
ulck Merlct, a coualn of Qnv'i, and Vertlsan.
aclenco master at llarotree School, where Our
Ib studying. Tho other group la led by a
Uoctor Anderson, also of tho achool. Jonn
Erlelgh. head of Harptreo School. Is engaged
to Anne Wlmberley. Ilia alater. Mra. Travera.
la Involved In tho llrat plot. Yeara ago Joan
Erlelgh killed the man who had betrayed his
sister and let another surfer for hla crime.
Vertlgan alone knows this, and blackmails
Erlelgh.. Ixird Arthur Merlet la watching over
the boy, but his vlgllanco Is Ineffective. After
several unaucceaaful attempta. Guy Y,lmDer'f,y
la kidnaped. Mrs. Travers denies all J"1"1,:
edge of hla whereabouts. She Is withdrawing
from tho plot, because her son Jamea is in
love with Guy's alater. Joan Wlmberley. 1 re
parlng to pay a ranaom, Lord Arthur wain
on a desolate island but. Instead of the con
aplrators. ho flnda a dead man. Doctor Ander
son. Kiwi comes that Ouy Wlmberley ana
Dick Merlet were drowned off the coast or
Spain. A day later an attack la made on
Lord Arthur Merlet, who Is neit In the sue-
A year paaees. John Erlelgh has been com
pelled by Lord Arthur to break his engage,
ment to Anne Wlmberley, Lord Ar.th.ur fuc
ceeds to tho eatatea. Joan Is atlll in love
with Jamea Travera.
James has composed a great opera.
Erleluh after making sure that his past
will not be dlirloaed, prevails on Anne wlm
berley to marry him. They go on their honey
moon. CHAPTER XXVlI-(Contlnued)
HE SPOKE hurriedly and fiercely, as
(hough carried away by the torrent
of his emotions. She shrank a little away
from him. Sho moved among people who
rarely displayed their feelings, even when
they were very much In earnest. Ha
noticed the movement, and a hard look
came into his eyes.
"You despise me," he said, "because
I've no control over myself. Tour mother
despised mo that day she came and
found us In the library at Monksllver.
She treated me as a Billy boy. That
made a man' of me. You had better not
keep your friend waiting, Joan. He will
be getting Impatient, and I'm sure your
mother would not like you to offend
"Jim, dear," she said plteously, "it is
cruel ot you to talk like this. I have told
you I love you, and .that one day I will
"Now, Joan tn three weeks' time I
will get the license you shall come and
stay with my mother,"
"No dear," she said gently, "we must
He put his arm around her and pleaded
with her now fiercely and passionately,
now quietly and using every potslblo
argument he could put Into words. But
the girl would not be moved from her
purpose. Though she did not know it,
John Erlelgh had pleaded with her mother
in Just such a way as this, and her
mother had yielded herself to the man
At last the passionate words ceaied.
James Travers, very pale and with a hard
look (n his eyes, walked towards the
"I am going," be said; "(t is waste of
time for me to stay here and I am
waiting your time as well, Joan. I hope
you'll enjoy yourself at Syston."
"Jmv dear," she said reproachfully,
"we must not part llko this. You are
angry with me,"
"No," he said sharply: "only angry with
myself for being such a fool. I have
made a mistake. I ought never to have
come to you either now or that day we
met by the lake. I shall not make the
He opened tha door and passed out
Joan was about to follow him, but she
caught sight of the Duke of Selchester
la tho hall. Then she heard a door bang.
"The cars ready, Joan," said the duke,'
coming across the ball to meet her.
"3 ball we make a startT"
"Ye-ln one minute," she answered
with a smile. She made her way lowy
upstairs Tha duke frowned
3o that i bow the land tuy h sM
If I l
M l i. I.
Vi' In' 1 1 i v " fii .,'i ! 'i ' Vl 1 1 'J 1 BsssssUr. asW
AN ATTRACTIVE SUIT
to himself. And he made up his mind
that he would nsk Joan to marry him,
and that ho would ask her before 21
hours had passed. The coming of this
other man upon the scene had opened
his eyes to the truth. He knew now
that he loved her, and that life would
be a very poor thing for him if he could
not marry the woman he loved.
"QELCHESTER has proposed to Joan."
O "aid Lady Wlmberley, "and she has
"I'm glad, dear," Erlelgh replied, look
ing up from a letter he was reading.
"Have you heard from Joan?"
"No; from tho duchess. She Is rather
upset about It. I do not think she par
ticularly fancied Joan as a daughter-in-law,
but she has an idea that her son has
only to lift up his finger and any woman
ought to throw herself at his feet. She
writes rather sharply."
Erlelgh laughed, but a queer look came
Into his eyes as he saw the expression on
his wife's face. ,,
"You wished Joan to marry him?" ho
"Yes, Jack honestly I did. He's a thor
oughly good sort and very fond of her."
"But it Joan does not care for him, it
she Is In love with some one else, surely,
dear, you do not wish her to marry the
man under those circumstances?"
"I do not. Jack. But I had hoped she
would get to like him. I'm afraid she la
bent on marrying young Travers."
"Well, why not let them marry?"
"No no It's impossible, I would never
give my consent Jack, dear, you must
see that it's impossible."
Ho did not pursue the subject. From
his wife's point of view and It was one
that most people would have adopted
such a marriage was very undesirable.
But he sighed as he thought of his own
happiness. He wanted Joan and his
nephew to be Just as happy In their love.
"Is Joan staying on there?" he asked.
"No she, has gone on to the Wlmpoles.
She wished to leave, and the duchess
thought that perhaps it would be better It
"Odd Joan hasn't written herself."
"I expect we shall hear from her to
morrow," she said gently.
A few minutes later tbey made their
way out on the terraoe that ran down
from the house to the very edge of a great
cliff. Many splendid houses had been
placed at their disposal for the honey
moon, but they had refused them all and
had taken this smalj place on the coast
of Devonshire. It was little more than a
cottage, the front of It cqvered with roses,
the garden, a blaze of flowers, and the
view ono of the most beautiful tn Eng
land. It was here, far away from the
bustle of the world, that they had chosen
to spend the first brief glorious weeks of
their married life.
They seated themselves on a low atone
wall that was almost the very edge of
tho cliff. Two hundred feet below them
the sea lay calm and deep and clear. On
either side there was the wide curve of
a bay. Half a mile to the left of them
there was a break iq the great wall of
rock and a wooded slope descended gently
to a beach of fine wfilte sand. There was
no wind and not a cloud In the aky.
Nothing moved but the wings ot a few
seagulls that poised themselves In mid
air. There was no sound but the wall
ing cries of the birds and tho distant
murmur ef a calm sea splashing against
tha rocks below.
"If It could always be like this." whis
pered the woman, as she laid her hand
upon her husband's) arm. '1 do not
think. Jack, I ever quite understood how
it I possible, to be happy with very little
'Oh, pom, we have plenty," fc
FOR STREET WEAR
"Yes, dear but if wo hadn't we could
live here on very little."
"If you called It living," he said with
a smile. "No, Anne dear, one can be
happy with very little money, but one
cannot be happy it one is Idle."
"Then you are not happy now?" she
"I've never been so happy before," he
answered, "but this Is a holiday, and life
that was a perpetual holiday would be
hardly worth calling life at all."
"You want to get back to your work?"
she said wistfully. "That's so like a man.
His work comes first everything else
"Not everything else, Anne."
She laughed. "Oh, yes. It does," sho
said. "Well, that Is as It should be."
A shadow came into his eyes. He could
not forget that he had been willing to
sacrifice everything for the good of tho
srnool his happiness, her own, every
thing, bo long as the school was saved
from a scandal that might have ruined
It, Then he smiled, as she placed her
hand In his.
"You must write to Joan. Poor llttlo
Joan, I I wish we could make her
"If I thought. Jack, that marriage to
young Travers would really make her
happy, I'd give my consent But wfoen
she learned who he was, and that your
sister oh, It would break her heart. She
knows so little of the world It would
be terrible If she ktfew the truth about
young Travers, and about your sister."
"Need she be told?"
"Tes, she would have to be told."
"Then why not tell her, and let her
decide for herself?"
"No, Jack, I could not she would
"Why?" he Interrupted fiercely.
"Because sho would think Jack, dear,
she was very fond of her brother, and
she Is too young to understand no, dear,
I cannotv tell her."
His face grew very white. Then he
smiled. "Perhaps you are rtght." he
said, "Yet I do not think it would do
Joan any harm to know that her mother
was a brave and generous woman. Now
I must go In and write some letters,
dear. And I dare say you'll be busy for
a little while."
"Yes, Jack I've the housekeeping to
Bee to and a few letters to write, and
then, dear, shall we go down to our
tents In the bay and have a bathe be
"Yes, Anne-thaf 11 be capital."
They returned to the house, and John
Erlelgh had finished his letters by 10
"I'm ready," he said, when he had
found his wife seated at the writing table
In her bedroom.
"Oh, Jack, dear I've only Just started
there's been such a lot to see to this
"Shall I go on down?" he queried.
"There, was a bit ot wind last night and
the tent may be on the ground. I'll get
"Yea, dear. I'll follow In about half
He kissed her tenderly. Then he filled
and lh his pipe and set off along the top
of the cliff to the village, which lay a
little bit inland. Here lie posted his let
ters, bought some matches and a few.
sticks ot chocolate, and walked down the
wooded slope that led from the village
to the shore.
When he had gone halt way down the
hill he heard quick footsteps behind him
and, looking back, saw a small man Iq a
gray flannel suit and a wide-brimmed
felt bat hurrying along the path. Home
thing in the man's appearance arrested
his attention and he waited for him to
come nearer. Then he saw that it was
"Hello, Mr- Hrlelgb," said the salens
I have Just seen auoh ft pretty costume.
The girl who wore it was a friend of
mine who came down here to spend a
day with met Bhe always dresses beau
tifully, and has exquisite taste. How
sho manages on her tiny allowance I
really do not know, but she contrives to
look better drtosed than almost anybody
The secret of good dressing does not 11
In the amount of money spent, but In
the good taste of the wearer. And Dora
really has perfect taste. Bhe is so popu
lar, too, and always has n string of mas
culine admirers. However, she deolares
she Intends to live and die an old maid.
Be that as It may, she is having a pretty
good time Just now. Wo have been
friends for ten yearn. That Is quite a
while, Isn't It?
Dora's dress was very attractive, and
of course In the latest style. It was very
plain, but with splendid tines. The coat
was short and cut very straight, hanging
something nfter the order of a middy
blouse, and running down to a point at
tho bottom of each side. Theso points
finished-with e. cord and tassel, and an
edging of fur went around the bottom of
the little coat.
The skirt was short and very full, out
In tunto style. The bottom of the tunlo
was edged with fur, and the whole effect
I have omitted to mention the color ot
theisult. It was of that lovely shade
called battleship cray, and the fur edging
CLASS ADOPTS HONOB SYSTEM
Second Tear Medical Men Vote Their
The honor system has been adopted by
another class at tho University of Penn
sylvania, the second year medical class
accepting It with certain modifications for
tho midyear? examinations now under
way. The honor system has not met with
unqualified success at Pennsylvania and
was Hdopted by the second year medical
men only nfter Provost Smith end the
Medical Faculty has specially requested
The first part of the honor system agree
ment was nccepted, providing that no per
son shall give or receive old in examina
tions, and that any one seeing such action
shall report the offender to the Class
Honor Committee, which will try the of
fender. Thcro was somo objection to the
clause providing that cheaters be reported,
but this was finally approved. A proposi
tion submitted that cheaters also ba he
ported to the Faculty was defeated.
The Amateur Milliner.
The homo milliner generally makes the
mistake of using too many stltohes in
sewing on flowers or feathers. "Few but
strong," 1b the rule.
Gripping Story of Loe, Mystery ond
dnapping By CLAVER MORRIS
Autnor or "jonn ureaon. goiicuor.
master cheerily; "you're just the man
I'm looking for. nipping down here, isn't
it? I'm on a walking tour hot work, but
Jolly pleasant. How are you?"
"Very well, thanks, Vertigan," Erlelgh
replied. "You must call In and see us
havo lunch. I'm Just going down to
They mad their way down to the shore,
and then Vertigan said suddenly:
"I say, Erlelgh, I wonder If you could
lend me somo money."
"Money?" said Erlelgh coldly. "Oh yes,
If a sovereign or two will carry you
Vertigan laughed. "I was thinking," he
said slowly, "of asking you to lend me a
Jorn Erlelgh looked Vertigan steadily
In the face for a few seconds.
"I see," he said at last "It was stupid
of me not to understand. I thought you'd
run short of cash on your walking tour."
Ho walked past tho tent on to tho
smooth fine sand. Vertigan walked by
his side. A minute elapsed before either
of them spoke. Then Vertigan said:
"A loan, mind you JusJ a loan."
John Erlelgh turned on him savagely.
"Lot us use plain language," he said,
"and call It blackmail." '
"No, my friend-we will call it a loan,
and you'd better not use that ugly word
again, or I may lose my temper and make
an end of you-marrled life, achool.
means of livelihood everything."
John Erlelgh began to refill his pipe.
When Vertigan had first appeared at
Harntree It had occurred to Erlelgh that
sooner or later the science master might
try to turn his knowledge of tho past
Into money. But when it was almost
certain that Vertigan had come to the
school In order to assist Dick Merlet In
abducting young Lord Wlmberloy, the
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1008 CHESTNUT iSTREW
was black fox. Certainly Sera, loiv
We spent the morning golfing, ti-JI
piays a apienaia game, or course I h
beaten altogether, but I didn't mind liifA
as rm sun a novice.
In the -afternoon, one of Dora's admlrirf
motored down to bring her back to t(nf?
II suggested that she and I and oro
others in the hotel take a short tide renal
the neighborhood before he and Doranai
Dora's mother started for the city.
So we all crowded Into his car. But we
didn't know what was In store f0r .'f
for It transpired that he was ignorant
of the very first rules of driving. I naT-J
often heard that love will cause meruit
do strange things, and no it was in xfa
case. i.'or mo pursuit ot uora had lm-
pelled him to take the steering wheel kj.
iween ma uicuivicub nanus, ana rillc UH
our lives (Including Dora's) on that tit
It ended by our being upset In the dlteW
Tes, Indeed it did! And none ot us w'eVV
hurt, that was the odd thing about It.
For when the car left the road-witS
astonishing swiftness It landed In I
muddy, marshy swamp, and we weV
gently turned out into the mud. 'WVoYi
look dreadful all covered with mnd. Bat
Dora was rejoicing. "Isn't it lucky that
Jim insisted that I wear his coat," if
was murmuring, "and so my beautifuli
new suit Is saved!" Tes, Dora is a
idea ot blackmail had gone out of Sri
lelgh's mind. And, curiously enough.
had never returned. Perhaps ho-hahM
too much else to think of in those Utter'
"I'm afraid," ho said -when ho had'lii
nis pipe, "that I have not got a thouiina
pounds to lend you." Ja
Vertigan laughed. "You have marrtej
a very rich woman," ho said. "Besides
I havo no doubt you have saved a Me?
You havo had a, good salary for sonW
John Erlelgh's lips tightened. He kmir
well enough from what he had read la
the newspapers that In cases of black."
mall the first step Is the fatal one. U,
man once gives In to a scoundrel of jhl
sun wo rescum io ruin is swiit and sure,1
Payment after payment has to be uiUi'
and nothing short of exposure In a court'
or law can put an end to the cruel aw-
rice of tho blackmailer. Tj
"l will not pay lend you the money,'
he said. .-,
Vertigan shrugged his shoulders. "Very,
well," he said. "Then I am afraid I miiA
go to her ladyship. She will doubtlets
think a thousand pounds a very smill
sum to save her husband from going ttf
"You can do nothing after all, the?
years.' And you forget that you are not1
standing on very firm ground yourself.'
you strike too hard you may overbalarics
"I am willing to risk It." '
"Blackmailers get It pretty hot now
adays and then there Is, the other nut.
ttr. If you ruin me, my 'sister will come.
rorward and tell tho pollco all she knows
about you." i
Vertigan laughed cheerily. "She mty.'JJ
ne said, "Dut, on the other hand, when,
sho knows that tho man you killed wm'
her lover sho may be grateful to me for(
bringing you to Justice. Well, I'm not
going to- argue out all these niceties. An
you going to lend me tho money, or shall
I have to go nnd ask, your wife for M"A
John Erlelgh stared out seawards. Bti
thft ftlinhlirn nn bin nttln Dmitri not hide
the pallor of his face. The man hill
found the weak spot in hla armor and;
knew where to strike. A public exposure
would mean the punishment of the black
mailer. But If Vertigan merely told:
T.a.1., Uln.h..1rtw IVinp. vntil.1 h, nn ntlh.
He exposure. The money would be paJd.3!
The school would not suffer. Hut ouj
wife would never forclvo him. She would
even know that he had only admltfedS
Vertigan to tho 'school in order o ssts
his own reputation.
"Come, look sharn." said the science
master. "Unless I am very much IW
takelt that's her ladyship coming aowa
the path through the trees." i
John .Erlelgh looked up the hill and sa
his wife. She waved her hand to him.
"Very well," he said hoarsely, "I'll tryj
to find the money. Of course. I bavenl
... I. I.. ,. l.a.lr T mna, alt nut aomt
stock. That'll mean you can't havojts
for at least a fortnight."
"Well. I'll go on with my walking Mot
and look, back here In a fortnlfbtts
"Tes now you'd, better go. My vnw,
will not be very pleased to see you. j
"Nonsense. If I went Off I should etj
cite her suspicions. I've only Just cowB
across you by accident We needn 1 ms.j
a mystery about it And I'd look a, cltj
more oneenui 11 1 were you. -
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