changed, so that today in American slang w means any exceptionally beautiful woman skilled in the arts of luring men, regardless of whether her influence is eviL But if the beauties who are pleased when t116'' friends call them "vamps" knew what the word vampire really meant, they would U less flattered by the aDDelation. ' an irresistible and harmful fascina - tion on men. When Kipling wrote hi, poem alled "The Vampire," the word had that meaning, and. was restricted only to women whose influence was deadly or eviL By a rradual process the word has nce, to morning he U found dead or dying, I his body drained of blood superstition wWA caused the .15 J name "vampire." to be applied to any ' I he Vampire Bat'. Front Teeth, Sharp, a. Razor., Like Miniature Guillotine. There are certain stories, and they an, perhaps, tho most interesting of all, whict are midajay on the border between super stition and fact. They are hard to believe, and yet science refuses to say that they be true. But the most persistent legend about the so - called vampire is that it originated in the fertile brain of Porter Emerson Browne, who wrote a melodrama called "A Fool There Was," in which Robert II illiard starred for several years, and which survives in the memory of m - n. - It is also interesting to note that Edgar Allan Woolf and the poet, George Sylvester Sylvester Viereck. once wrote a play conjointly which dealt with mental vampires per - hups the most deadly of all who stole, not 'e blood, but the ideas of persona .they envied.