“WANTED—A respectable party, lady preferred, who knows something about philately, to act as private secretary. Fair salary. Apply to Mr. Hargreaves, Eucalyptus Grove, Santa Cruz.” “I suppose there must be dozens of people applying for the position,” Lillian Eldridge mused, as with newspaper clipping in hand she pushed open the heavy wooden gate and went nervously up the broad, well kept path leading to the large gabled house, well surrounded by trees, and to which a garage in the rear, whose doors were wide open, exposing to view a big touring car, lent an added air of obvious opulence.By Captain Leslie T. Peacocke24 min
LET the story wreck itself on the spreading rails of the Non Sequitur Limited, if it will; first you must take your seat in the observation car “Raison d’etre” for one moment. It is for no longer than to consider a brief essay on the subject—let us call it: “What’s Around the Corner.”By O. Henry18 min
GRAPHIC PORTRAYAL OF EVENTS MARKING DEATH OF GALLANT GENERAL—“I AM LEADING THIS CHARGE AND WILL REMAIN UNTIL WE REACH OUR GOAL’’—CIRCUMSTANCES UNDER WHICH HE WAS SHOT DOWN—THE INVADERS REPELLED ONE HUNDRED YEARS AGOBy Lyman B. Jackes14 min
MR. “PEARLY” WALKER, of Sandblast, Lassen County, stood before the entrance to the Novelty Moving Picture Theatre on Market Street, staring moodily at the announcement of the thrilling programme being offered within. Mechanically his eye travelled over the bill-board.By Lowell Edwin Hardy13 min
AS SOON as Ann Torrance finished supper, she went out on the piazza to wait for Graham Ewarts. He never came before eight o’clock, but she liked to sit ready to receive him and anticipate his coming. Across the intervening lawn with its plumy boundary line of shrubs, Ann could hear the gay sound of Alice Cantor’s little court, that, during the long, soft summer evenings, lounging on the steps or swaying in the hammocks, paid her the informal homage masculine youth delights to render to girlhood and beauty.By Atkinson Kimball12 min
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