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President Taft Will
View Panama Pictures
Julia Murdock Finds Madame Frances Alda
Thinks America Is Great for Its Ice Cream
For The Times' Children
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HISS FRANCES EFFINGER.
Daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frederick Ef-
flnger, of Washington and
Miss Frances Efflngcr, daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Frederick EMngor, of
Staunton. Vi., who hare spent tho last
several winters. In Washington, will en
tertain at a datice this evening at Itaus
cber'a In compliment to her house-guest,
Mlaa Elslo Halle, of St. Louts. Miss
Hallo arrived In Washington several
days ago, and will bo with Miss Kf linger
lor a fortnight. Among the guests this
evening will be Miss Alice Boutell and
her wedding party.
Miss Margaret Worthlngton, who will
be one of the bridesmaids at the wed
ding of Miss Alice Boutell and John
Wood Brooks Ludd, of Boston, on
Thursday, will entertain Informally at
tea this afternoon In honor of Miss Bou
tell. Dr. Frank Anderson, U. S. N and
Mrs. Anderson will vntertuln at a din
ner followed by dancing at tho Chevy
Chase Club (his evening In compliment
to Miss Harriet Buyne, whose marriage
to Lieutenant Custlr, U. H. N., takes
place .Wedncsduy. The dinner guests
irlll be tho members of the wedding
party, and a number of additional guests
will come In later fur (ho dancing.
MaJ.'Gen. and Mis. Joseph I'. Sanger
Will sail on Wednesday fiom New York,
to pass tho winter In Ituly and Egypt.
Congressman Henry G. Danforth of
New York and Mrs. Dnnforth. who will
arrive In Washington shortly, havo
taken . tho house at 1527 KlKhtcenth
street formerly, occupied' by Or. and
Mrs. Joseph Hoppln. Last year they
Were at 1600 Twenty-second street.
Mr. and Mrs. A. C. Downing and tho
Mtases Downing urc established at 039
HUlyer place for the winter.
Mr. and Mrs. Edson Bradley enter
tained a few guests at luncheon yester
day at the Cheyy Chase Club, and had
a guests at dinner last night at their
homo "In Connecticut avenue Mr. and
Mrs. Alexander l.ogare, Mrs. Marlon
Maus, wlfo of Generul Maus, V. 8. A.;
Mlaa Lacy, a house guest; Mr.
Bchmolcki of the Netherlands legation,
and Major Latterly.
Mra. Reginald DcKovcn, who was
prominent In society hern bonio years
ago, when shu occupied the house In
Vermont avenue now occupied by Mr.
and 'Mrs. Frank -H. Noyes, Is visiting
Mra. Edmund Pendleton, ut Stonclelgh
An evening of boiib, story, and mono'
loguo will be given under tho auspices
of the Woman's Alliance of All Souls'
Church, In the ballroom of the New
WUlara on uecemuir 9 with tho pro
ceeds to go tbVurd the building fund of
the Edward Kierctt Halo Memorial
Miss Jean "Wilson arid Mmc. Dorltley
Johnatone-llascler, will be among the
artists of the evening. After the pro
rant there will be dancing,
Society Is greully Interested In the
educational week of the Southern In
duetrlal Educational Association, which
will begin December I, when tho causa
of the mountain Uitklrt u will bo brought
kef ore the public.'
The annual, sale of mvuntujn, crafts
and cabin Industries will open In' the
headquarters of the, association In tho
Southern building under thu direction of
lira. Cllelow and Mrs. Stone.
The candy and flower room will bo In
aharga of the junior branih of. the as
sociation, consisting of tho young so-
The tea room, cako room, basket table,
weavlngs, etc., will be In churge of many
aoclety women, and there will bo soy
oral new features of mountain work, In
eluding beautiful further fans and won
Serful crocheted work of the mountain
IllusUatt'd stories of the mountain
people will be given by Mrs. Glelow, and
Will bo most Interesting und educational.
Hlsn Celestlno Kustls, of New York,
has arrived In Washington for a visit
before going to Aiken, S. C to spend
the winter. j.
The infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
George L.' Watts, Vivian Chapln Watts,
waa christened at the Church of the
Nativity yesterday morning by the Rev.
The President and Mra. Taft. the Sec
retary of the Treasury and Mra. Mac
Veagh, and the Secretary of Commerce
and Labor and Mrs. Nagel will be In
the audience of almost midwinter bril
liancy which will fill the Betasco The
ater, this afternoon to see the Klnema
color plcturea of the Panama canal
under construction. Tho show Is given
under the auspices of the American
Red Cross Society, of which the Presi
dent Is national president, and the ob
ject for which the benefit Is to be Im
mediately applied Is the, Balkan war
Tho Assistant Secretary of War and
Mrs. Huntington Wilson will have Mrs.
A. Garrison MoCIlntock and Lord
Eustlce Percy In their box. Mr. and
Mrs. William J. Boardman and Miss
i Mabel Boardman will have Mr. and
Mrs. Charles B. Norton, the former,
one time Secretary to the President, In
( their box. Mrs. Hope Slater, Mra.
Henry C. Corbtn, and Rear Admiral and
I Mrs. Van Reypen are among the box
and seat holders who will entertain
Tho performance, which la a truly
wonderful presentation, will be repeatcJ
at the Belasco tomorrow afternoon for
the same purpose.
Mr. and Mrs. Henry White returned
to their home In Crescent Plaoe today,
from New York, accompanied by their
son-in-law and daughter. Count and
Counteas Scherr-Thoja, of Prussia, and
their children, who are to spend the
winter here. This Is the first visit
Countess Scherr-Thosa has made In
Washington since her girlhood days,
when she waa Miss Murlal White.
Mrs. David D. Porter, wife of Major
Porter, U. S. M. C, who has recently
arrived In Washington from Manila to
visit her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Samuel
L. Mattlngly, In Q street, will return to
the Philippines early In February to
Join her husband, who Is now on a tour
Miss Margaret Hoge Is entertaining
Informally at cards this afternoon, hav
ing among- her guests several of this
Mrs. Hardy, Miss Helen Hardy and
Miss Mildred Hardy, wife and daugh
ters of Congressman Rufus Hardy, of
Texas, who spent the summer In Texas,
havo returned to Washington and have
opened their residence In Massachusetts
avenue for the winter.
Miss Jeanette Allen, nnd Miss Desha
Allen, daughters of Major Henry T.
Allen, V. S. A., and Mra. Allen, who
have been In New York all week at
tending the Horse Show, returned to
Miss Desha Allen will not be pre
sented this winter, on account of
mourning In the family, but she will
go out Informally.
Miss Elolse Urme, daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. William B. Ormc, of George
town, who will mukc her initial bow
to society on December H, will go ovr
to Philadelphia Saturday for tho Army
and Navy football game. She will re
main In Philadelphia for several diya
as the guest of Mrs. Benson Mann, nnd
Miss Natalie Mann.
Washington society will bo well repre
sented at the Army-Navy football game
In Philadelphia on Saturday, and so
cial events for that day will be almost
The Secretary of the Navy and Mrs.
Meyer have two boxes, as have also
Col. and Mrs. Robert M. Thompson.
The Assistant Secretary of the Navy
and Mrs. Beekman Wlnthrop have a
box and will take a party with them;
Senator Lodge, Senator Brandsgee,
Senator Polndexter, Rear Admiral A.
M. Knlaht. Rear Admiral T. B. How
ard, Maj. Gen. and Mrs. Leonard Wood,
Congressman Langley, Congressman R.
B. Macon, congressman i u, uyer.
Congressman Levy and Rear Admiral
Richard Walnwrlght all have aeata or
boxes and will entertain parties.
Mrs. Taylor "The President of the
May Wolf All of the questions
which you ask will be answered by
tho Census Ofilce. Churches and Gov
ernment land are exempt from taxa
Miss L. D. J. For any Information
concerning the Indian Service you
should apply to the Interior Depart
ment. Information concerning applica
tions will Include sample examinations.
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this department could not be entirely
declpl-ered. If sou will send ogam per
hups It can bo made out. It concerned
the making of some kind of cako.
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umns of tho paper any questions con'
cernlng the members of any company
playing at the local theaters.
Dally Reader, D. D. C As It would
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Ject, little moro than the meaning of
tho word can bo given. Acacia tree
"The Australian Bpecles have usually
vertical phyllodla Instead of leaves,
whllo the African and other species
havo blplnnate leaves. Some species
yield gum arubla, tannin, catechu, etc.
Others yield timber." This Is from the
Standard Dictionary, and no refcicnce
Is mado to a nervous system.
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lished by this department. Write to
the ono who Inserted the advertisement,
care of the business office of this paper.
H. B. All Information concerning civil
service examinations can be obtained by
applying In person to the Civil Service
Commission, WU F street northwest.
Francea Alda, who la creating so great t
a furore throughout the country by her
remarkable singing, and who, it la con
fidently asserted, la destined to bo the
sensation of the day when aha appears
at the Metropolitan Opera House next
month as Roxane, In Walter Dam
roach's new opera, has attained her pre
eminence not alone through her art, by
reason of her extraordinary beauty, nor
yet because of the magnificence of the
gowns she wears, but must be recog
nised aa one who both observes the
things transpiring about her and makna
sueh logical deductions aa are profitable
not only to her, but to her fellows.
Madame Alda la an Australian by
birth, but has become ao enamoured by
the beauties of this country, the gra
clousnsss of Its people, and the accom
plishments of Its captains of Industry
that she proudly links her fortunes with
the Americana. Among her friends she
Is forever sounding the praises of her
adopted country, and only the sugges
tion of a formal Interview aeema to
place a quietus upon her vivacity.
Poets probably would resent the coup
ling of the Immortal Bard with the
prosaic output of the confectioner, but
where the former
'Finds tongues In trees, hooks in the
Sermons In stones, and good In every
thing," Madame Alda finds Incontrovertible In
dications . of artistic capacity In the
dainty Ices which were conceived and
brought to their present state of perfec
tion by Americans.
With a view to diverting the diva's
attention from the Idea of an Interview
we had ordered two gorgeous portions
of Ice cream.
"This alone," remarked the singer,
"Is enough to place the United States
among the artistic nations. What other
country can exhibit a creation so
unique, so delicate, at once ao heating
to the fsney and so cooling to the taste,
and so miraculous withal In keeping Its
own nature under whatever rainbow
colored tint its outward look may be
"They talk of social revolution in
Italy," continued the Australian Sky
lark, "but I flatter myself that when
I Introduced America Ice cream In
Milan the summer before last. I started
a little revolution all my own. Would
you believe It? The Milanese have gone
craty over Ice cream. Men take It as
an appeltzer before meals, women take
It as a tonic after. What's more. In
smart Roman society American ten
cream klatsches have completely driven
English afternoon teas from the field.
However, the most startling result of
my Innovation was an article, by a
noted physician recommending ice
cream as a euro alike for obesity or
thinness two Boston bricks six times
a day In the former case, one brick
after each meal In the latter."
But what Is more, Madame Alda has
carried her exploitations Into other
CHAPTER XIV. (Continued.
EBIDE8, the two men seem to
havo been motoring about the
country almost at random.
and It may have been the
merest accident which brought them to
the foot of the long lane Just at the
time when her ladyship was In all
probability leaving the castle. Whether
they gave her a lift as far as New
haven, I do not know. How her lady
ship reached the town constitutes the
only serious-I will not call It break -but
hlatus-ln my theory. From 4:30
o'clock the noxt morning, however, her
movements can be easily followed. A
young lady, dressed as you know, ap
proached the station with obvious ner
vousness. Three things attracted tho atten
tion of tho officials; first, the discrep
ancy between tho simplicity I might
almost say tho poverty of her clothes.
and tne zact tnat sne purchased a
first-class ticket; secondly, that she
waa so heavily veiled that It was evl
dent that she did not wish her features
to be seen, and, thirdly, that she had
no luggage except a small handbag.
How her ladyship managed to elude the
police, and what has subsequently oc
curred to her, I do not need to tell
"You haven't the least convinced me
that the young lady 1 hor ladyship
not In the least. You yourself admit
that there Is a hiatus In your story; well,
that hiatus la to me a gulf which you
have foiled to bridge. Because one lady
disappears from Geralton, and another
appears tho next morning :n new
haven, you Insist the two are Identical,
But you have not offered me one Iota
of oroof that such is tne case.
"What more proof do you want? She
Is the only person who left Newnaven
by train or boat whoever vaguely re
sembled her ladyship."
"That means nothing. Her 'ladyship
may not have come to Nowhaven at all,
but have been driven to some hiding
place In the Frenchman's car.
"I think that quite Impossible, for
every house, every cottage, overy stable
and barn even for twepty-flve miles
around has been carefully searched.
Besides, this would mean that the mur
der had been premeditated and the com
ing of the motor had been prearranged;
and, lastly, as the gardener's wife testi
fies that the car left Geralton certainly
no earlier than 11:30, and as the two
men reaohed the hotel before 12, this
precludes the possibility that they could
havs don more .than drive straight bsck
to the Inn, as the motor Is by no means
a rast one,:
"But, my man. they may have se
creted her ladyship In the town Itself
and have taken her with them to Frauou
the next morning."
"Impossible. In the first place, they
left alone the porter saw them off; and,
secondly, no ono except the two
Frenchmen purchased a ticket for tho
Continent, cither In the Newhaven offlco
or on the boat." .
Cyril roso from his scat. Judson s
logic was horribly convincing; no small
est detail had apparently escaped htm.
As tho man piled argument on argu
ment he found himself slowly and
grudgingly accepting his conclusions.
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realms, and believes sho lias discovered
a section of the country where tho
words "mother" and "baby" are not yet
obsolete. Sho was discoursing on tho
beauties of the great West and telling
of the artistic triumphs she had attained
there, always In a modest and retiring
manner, for her concert tours there are
alwaa sources of delirious Joy to her.
"Die West has sueh delightful women
and such lovablo children," she says.
Why, even the men are adorable And
how cozy eWatcrn homes arc! Mind, I
don't siy that I am free form the spell
of tho pomp and glamour of tho East.
To be frank. It Is not that I loo the
East less, but that I adore the West more.
I'll tell you why. In Eastern house
holds wo sometimes find the good old
maxim: 'Whut Is Home Without a
Mother' has lets practical meaning than
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"As you are In my employ, I take It
for granted that you will not Inform
the pollen or the press of your sus
picions," ho said at last.
"Certainly not, my lord. On the other
hand, I must ask ou to allow me
to withdraw from tho case."
"But why?" exclaimed Cyril.
'Because my duty to you u my client
prevents me from, taking any further
steps In this matter."
"I don't understand you!"
"I gather that ou are less anxious to
clear up the mystery than to protect
her ladyship. Am I not right?"
"Yes." acknowledged Cyril.
"You would even wish me to assist
you In prdvldlng a safe retreat tor her."
"Wt.ll. mv lord, that la lust what I
cannot do. It I my duty, as I conceive j
It. to uoin my ioiihuo, uui a biiuuiu nufc
feel Justified In aiding her ladyship to
escape, tho consequences of her action.
In order to be faithful to my engage
ment to vou. I am willing to let the pub
lic believe that I have nuiJo a failure
of the case I shall not een allow my
Imagination' to dwell on your future
movements but more than that I can
"You take the position that her lady
ship Is an ordinary criminal, but you
must realise that that Is absurd. Even
granting that she Is responsible for her
we have no absoluto proof, are you not
ablo ta make allowances for a poor
woman goaded to desperation by an
"I dp not constitute myself her lady
ship's Judge, but I don't think your lord,
ship quite realises all that you are ask
ing of ms. Even If I were willing to
wuvo the question of my professional
honor, I should still decline to under
take a task which I know Is foredoomed
to failure. For If I discovered Lady
Wllmersley with so little difficulty.
Scotland Yard Is bound to do so before
long. The trail Is, too unmistakable.
It Is impossible absolutely Impossible
I assure you, that tho secret can bo
Cyril moved uneasily.
"I wish I could convince your lordship
of this and induce vou to allow the law
to take Its course. Her ladyship ought
to come forward at once and plead Jus
tifiable homicide. If sho watts till she
la arrested, It will sell heavily against
"But she Is III, really 111." Insisted
Cyril. "Dr. Stuart Smith tells me that
If she is not kept perfectly quiet for the
next few weeks her nervous system
may never recovor from tho shock.
"H'ml That certainly complicates the
situation. On the other hand, you must
remember that discovery Is not only
Inpvttnhln ttiif fmmlnpnt. and that thO
police will not stop to consider her
laavunip s nervous system, iju, jr
lord, thq only thing for you to do Is to
break tho news to her yourself and to
persuade her to give herself up. If
ou don't, you will both live to regret
"That may bo so," replied Cyril, after
a minutes hesitation; -oui in mw wai
ter I must judge for myself. I still
hope that you are wrong, and that
either thp vnnnir ludv in OUestlon Is
not Lady Wllmersley or that It was
not ner laaysnip wno kwicu wr luunm
and I refuse to Jeopardise her life till
I am sure that there Is no possibility
of your having mado a mistake,
"But don't throw up the case yet. So
far you have only sought her for cvl-
drinrn nf. her lftiivahln'M eullt: now. I
want you to loo'c at tho cast) from a
I fresh point of view, I want you to
Start all over pguln( and to work on.
its parody: 'What Is Horn? Without a
Dog or a Kitten.'
"In the West, howeer, the worda
'mother nnd 'baby' oro not yet obso
lete, for they still represent actualities
of which the people are not ashamed."
"Thtn you approve of Schumann-
"Approve of her! I admire her In
tensely!' crltd Madame Alda In a mu
sical run reaching F In alt. "She has
not only given society the benefit If a
superb voice. She has given society the
benefit of eight rupcrb children, ller in
tematlonal fame Is merited In a two
fold sense: An a singer sho Is an arttstt,
und as a mother Site Is doubly so."
Madumo Alda, who Is the wife of
Qattl Cnsaszs, harmoniously blends the
Imperious with the kittenish In a man'
ner that Is only ono of tho marvels that
the assumption that her ladyship did
not lire the shot.
"I cannot accept your conclusion aa
final till we have exhausted every other
possibility. These Frenchmen, for In
stance, have they or have they not a
connection with the case? And then
there Is Valdrlguez. Why hae you
never suspected her? At the Inquest
she acknowledged that no one had seen
her leave her ladyship's apartmonts,
and we have only her word for It that
she spent the evening In her room."
"True; but It I went on the principle
of suspecting overyone who cannot
prove themselvea Innocent. I should
soon bo lost In n quagmire of barren
conjectures. Of course, I have con
sidered Valdrlguex, but can find no
reason for suspecting her,
"Well, I could give you a doxen rea
sons." "Indeed, my lord, and what are
"In ihr first nlaee. wa know that she
Is a hard, unprincipled woman, or sh
would ncier nave conseniea to aia my
cousin In depriving his unfortunate wife
of her liberty. A woman who would
do Uiat la caoable of any villainy.
Then, on the witness stand, didn't you
feel that she was holding something
back? Oh, I forgot you were not pres
ent at the Inouest,"
' "I was there, my lord, but I took
good care that no one should recognise
"Well, and what lmnresslon did aha
mako oj you?"
"A ffSrly favorable one, my lord. 1
think that sho spoke the truth and X
funcv that she is almost a religious
"You don't mean to say, Judson, that
you allowed yourself to be taken In by
her sanctimonious aim n.i tho thoatH.
cal way that sho kept clutching at that
cross on hor breast? A religious fan
atic. Indeed I Why, don't you see that
no woman with a spark of religion in
her could have allowed her mistress to
be treated as Lady Wllmersley wast"
,."SU!' 80 W lord, and It Is because
Vnldrlguoz Impressed me as an honest
old creature that I am still doubtful
whether her ladyship Is Insane or not,
nnd this uncertainty hampers me very
much In my word."
"kudy Upton assured me that her
muuuuauijiiier B mina nac never been
unbalanced and that his lordship, al
though he frequently wrote to her, had
""r uiucn as mntea at such a
mi", aim ii you Deueve the young lady
at the nursing heme to be Lady Mil
mcrsley I give you my word that she
"".P.".."0 .llfn of mental derangement."
JW.ei''. that aeem pretty final, and
yct-and yet I cannot believe that Val-
uriguez is a vicious woman. A man In
my iJiuieasiuii acquires a curious In'
atlnct In sueh mattf.ru mv (ami
The deteetlvn nniiHA1 a mnM.-i -.
when he began again he spoke almost
aa If he were reasoning with himself.
"Now, if my estimate of Valdrlguex is
?orlecU .,and ',' lt ' al80 ft that
Lady Wllmcrsloy has never been Insane
there are certainly possibilities connect
ed with this affair whloh I have by no
means exhausted and so, my lord, I
am not only willing but anxious to con
tinue on the case if you will agree to
allow me to Ignore her ladyship's exist
ence." "Cortalnly. But tell me, Judson, now
can you hope to reconcile two suoh
absolutely contradictory facts?"
"Two such apparently contradictory
facts," gently corrected the detective.
"Well, my lord, I propose to find out
moro of this woman's antecedents. I
have several times tried to get her to
talk, but so far without the least nc
cess, Sbe aaya that aba will answer any,
Francea Alda perforate. Aa heretofore
elated, ahe abhors Interview and de
clares that they are the price that
celebrities pay to sorrow for living In
this happy hunting ground.
"Why do 1 haw them?" ahe says.
"Because they make ma ao frightfully
nervous. An audience of MM people la
my delight. But a single Interviewer
When pressed for aomethlng Interest
ing regarding the parts In which aha
haa triumphed, especially those of Dea
demona and Manon, aha proteated: "I'd
rather not! I love the parts I have
already played, but I live in the parts
In which I am ambitious to appear.
Deademona and Manor I'm greatly at
tached to them, aa I'm greatly attached
to the memories of my Australian
childhood. But Ifa the future, not the
past, that stir ana's aspirations. Isn't
Itr What little I hare dona ao far be
longs to the long ago,"
It ooold not have been very long ago,
for Mm. Alda, la only thirty. To one
who heard her talk ao entertainingly,
a splendid future seamed to He securely
before her. One doesn't need to rave
with painters over her auburn hair, or
dream with poets about her flashing
black eyes. To hear her sing the "Are
Maria" from "Otello" or "L'ora o
Tlrsl" from "Manon Lescaut" la enough
to learn what It means to have ail
heaven brought down to earth.
"Which parts do you Ilka the best?"
I asked, shaking myself out of my
"My best parte are In operas In
which I have never sung that Is never
at the Metropolitan. Elaa In 'Lohen
grin' and Eva In 'Die Meiataralnger'
are the character which I think I can
do most justice to." The Metropolitan
directors have announced that aha will
be heard In these roles this season, and
also in tha( of Sweet Anne Paga in the
big production or "FatsUff." To the
suggestion that at present the music
lovers of the country are Intensely in
terested In "Cyrano," the new opera
by Walter Damroach, and a query aa
to whether ahe liked the role of
Roxane, which aba Is to create In this
work, Mme. Alda replied:
"Like la a cold word for the pas
sionate devotion I feel toward Rox
ane. I dare say you know that the
leading feminine part waa first offer
ed to Emmy Destlnn. This charming
singer la possessed of a versatile tal
ent singularly befitting the require
ments of Damrosch'a remarkable
work. A certln unfamlllarlty with
English, however, caused Madame
Destlnn to hesitate about accepting
Roxane. Thus by good fortune, the
pnrt fell to me. And when you con
sider that Mr. Damroach haa woven
Inspiring themes Into a rich and mu
sical fabric and that Mr. Henderson
ha written a libretto which for grace
of diction and poetry of thought I
unmatched, you will easily understand
why this new musical offering en
grosses me, heart and soul."
questions put to her on the witness
stand, but that It Is against her prin
ciples to gossip about her late master
and mistress. She Is equally reticent as
to her past life, and when I told her
that her silence seemed to me very sus
picious she demanded auspicious of
what? She went on to aay that she
could not see that It waa anybody's
business where she lived or what she
had don, and that she certainly had
no Intention of gratifying my Idle cu
riosity; and that waa the last word I
could .get out of her. Although she
treated m ao cavalierly, I confess to a
good deal of aympathy with her atti
tude." "Have you queatlonad Mra. Eversley
about her?" asked CyrIL "She wae
housekeeper bare whan Valdrtguea first
came to Oeimlton and ought to be able
to tall you what aort of a person aha
waa In her youth."
"Mra. Eversley speaks well of her.
The only thing ahe told me which may
have a bearing on the case 1 that in
the old day his lordship appeared to
admire Valdrigues very much.1'
"Ah! I thought so." cried Cyril.
"But wa cannot be too sura of this,
my lord. For when I tried to find out
what grounds she had for her state
ment she had ao little proof to offer that
i cannot accept ner impression aa con
clusive evidence. As far aa I can make
out, the gossip about them was started
dv mi lorosnip going to me uawouc
Church In Newbaven'
"By going to the Catholio Church!"
"Exactly. Net a vary comDromislnr
act on his lordship's part, one would
think. But, a hi lordship was not a
Catholio. his doing so naturally aroused
a good deal of comment.
,TI asked Mra. Eversley If hi lordship
and Valdrigues had been aaen together
elsewhere, and aba reluctantly admitted
that they bad. On several occasions
they were aaen walking In the park,
but always, ao Mrs. Bversley assured
me, in full view of the castle.
"She had felt it her duty to apeak to
Valdrigues on the subject, and the lat
ter told her that his lordship waa In
terested in her religion and that she was
willing to run the rlek of having her
conduot misconstrued If she could save
his soul from eternal damnation.
"She also gave Mrs. Eversiey to un
derstand that aba had her mistress'
sanction, and, aa her ladyship treated
Valdrigues more as a companion and
friend tbah'aa a maid, Mra. Eversley
thought this quite likely, and did not
venture to remonstrate further.
"So the intimacy, if such It could be
called, continued as before. What tho
outcome of this state of things would
have been we do not know, for shortly
afterward both Lord and Lady Wlmers.
ley died and Valdrigues left Geralton.
'When his lordship went away, a few
days later, a good many people sus
pected that he had joined Iter on the
Continent Mrs. Eversley, however,
does not bolleve this. She has absolute
confidence In Vnldriguex's goodness,
and I think her testimony ia pretty re
liable." "Bah! Mrs. Eversley fs an honest,
simple old soul. A clever adventures
would have Uttla difficulty in hoodwink
ing her. Mark my words, you have
found the key to the mystery. .What
more likely than that his lordship
whose morels, even aa a boy. were non?
of the best seduced Valdrigues, and
that she returned to Geralton o ss to
have the opportunity of avenging he
wrongs.?" "I can think of nothing more unllkei
than that his lordship should havs se
TONY waa poor. But then Tony
lived In Sunny Italy, where one
did not need many clothe, and
there waa alwaya plenty of fresh
fruit to eat. Still, the boy found it far
rrom pleasant to have no new suit for
Sunday, when all tho other children
dressed In their bost. But ho decided
not to grumble, for he knew how hard
It waa for a widow with eight children
to feed so many mouths.
So black-eyed, curly-headed Tony sat
one bright afternoon under the grape
arbor watching the light glint on the
purple clusters swaying over his head.
All morning he had been gathering the
fruit for his mother to make wine that
she would sell In the' market. But now
he decided to rest In the heat of the
Aa he looked at the vine he saw a lit
tle black head peeping around the post;
then slowly a very black Imp came
strutting toward him. Tony was not a
bit afraid, for he knew that part of
Italy had a great many Imps, who made
their home In the hot, molten caves of
the volcanoes, and whoae time waa de
voted to making mischief for good
"Good-day. Master Tony," said the
Imp, with, a sly grin; "I see you are
gathering grape. Pray what will you
do with themT'
"My mother makes wine to sell In
the market," said Tony, "and that la
our only way of making a living for
our large family. We are anxious to
have this cask of wine very fine, aa It
la to be aent to the fair to try for the
oris. If It wins we will have plenty
of trad and be well off for the rest of
"Oh, hoi" laughed the Imp. "So you
Intend trying for the prise. I will telt
you where you can find some jewels In
the mountain It you will do me a fa
vor." "What U It?'.' asked Tony.
"Why, old Guldo, who lives at the
corner, has some pigs shut in his pen.
I want to undo the lock and let them
run off," replied the Imp. 'But the
fastening la too heavy for me to lift
Unlock the gate and let the pigs out
and I will reward you."
"Get out of here, you wicked Imp,"
cried Tony, throwing a fat bunch of
grapes at the black head. "You old
rascal, trying to get me to help you
harm a poor, crippled man I"
The imp dodged out of the garden
and ran down the low wall out of
sight, while Tony continued his grape-
lected his cast-off mistress as his wife's
attendant," Judson dryly remarked.
"Not at alt. You didn't know him,"
replied Cyril. "I can quite fancy that
the situation would have appealed to
his cynical humor."
"Your opinion of the late Lord Wll
mersley is certainly not flattering, but
even If we take for granted that such
an arrangement would not havo been
Impossible to his lordship, I still refuse
to believe that Vsldriguex would have
agreed to It. Even assuming that his
lordship hsd wronged her. and that she
had nursed a murderous resentment
against him all these years. I cannot
see how she could have hoped to further
her object bv accepting the humiliating
position of his wife's maid. It also
seems to me Incredible that a woman
whose passions were so violent as to
find expression In murder could have
controlled them during a lifetime.
"But, leaving aside these considera
tions, I have another reason to urge
against your theory: Would his lord
ship have trusted a woman who he
knew had a grievance against him as
he certainly trusted Vsldriguex? She
bad free access to his apartments.
Whst was there to have prevented her
from giving him an overdose of some
drug during one of the many time
when he bad stupefied himself with
"Nothing. The risk of detection would
hare been Infinitesimal. No. my lord,
why Valdrlguex returned to Geralton Is
an enigma. I grant you. but your ex
planation does not satisfy me."
"A long a you acknowledge that
Valdrlgues's presence here needs -n ex
planation, and are willing to work to
find that explanation, I don't care
whether you accept my theory or not;
all I want to get at le the truth."
"The truth, my lord," said the detec
tive, aa he rose to take his leave, "la
often more praised than appreciated."
A Coattaeatloa ef Twts Utery Will
Be Femad Ia Tomorrow's
lust of The Times.
We wouldn't dare do otherwise.
We are compelled to make
Campbell's the best tomato soup in the
world. Our reputation compels us.
If you were entertaining a queen at
your table you would not have so much
at stake in your dinner as we have in
every can of Campbell's Soup you buy.
Our business reputation is in that can.
Think a bit; and you will realize
how much this means, and why you
should expect something ex
tra good inside the Campbell
And you'll find it there.
21 kinds 10c a can
Look for the red-and-white label
I Look for the red-and-white label V 0 sia-m
nlcklnc. Then h tiln,t hi. .....
- - - - -- --. iiiuiner
press out the juice and put It away in
J. ne next nay ne was busy
In making a big, stout wooden cask
to hold the wine. He worked over It
for many days, sawing and hammer,
lng at the boards and binding thorn
about with steel bands to hold them
But always he could see that the
linn was llnserlnr shout. BWiiiufn.. l.
hind the hedge or hiding under n
bush. Tony only laughed at the sly
fellOW. thouatl tlM WAll bnM, !.... .l-
creature was only waiting for a chanie
to play a mean trick. Several weeks
went by, yet the Imp saw no chance to
do any mischief.
At Isst one morning the handsome
cesk was finished and ready for the
wine, for the fair was to begin the
rext day. There it waa, a fine, Urge
rask, with shining wooden sides and
bright bands of steel about It. Tony
fJ!e.!nt? lhe B0U,e for moment
i end left It alone.
l'i',1.1 h.V .th're ' my ehnce"
laughed the Imp. "I will make mj.
aelf .mall, crawl Into the cask, and
Pierce full of hole, so the wlne "l
al spill out." So he shriveled hln,
b!,' "P. S" "n1 to the cai,
.J ntor Tony, who was ccXg
out of the kitchen with a bucket of
"now Vo'h"7, Wh,t WM "
..,.??'? l '.'" an,thln m the world
that an Imp hate, it is cold water, and
Tony know thU Bo he stole soft vn
,.nu pourea the water down Into tl.
casic. as soon as It struck the Imp ho
set up a nendlsh howl and sprangout
of the cask, making the air blue with
E"rfc an,,. moke' f cou "u
know that all Imps live where there I.
"'" suipnur and fire, and when the
water touches thm th. .i... -
.v .n,jB name
up Into sulphur fumes.
bo the angry Imp flew away over
the garden, and Tmrn nni. i..,.k.. .
his plight. Then he went on to work
u mi mo casx with wine. The next
day It won tho first prlio at tho fair
i ror nB nne flavor, and everyone In the
i village crowded ahnnt r..n. k .
find out the secret of Its making.
"Well," said Tony, "the truth Is that
the fire and sulphu flames of the Imp
burnt the cask slightly Instde-lt waa
that which gives our wine Its fine
flavor." And the villagers were so
pleased with the reply that they all
tried it, and their wine was fine, too.
Tomorrow's story: "The Bag of Gall."
Seen in the Shops
An esrjecbil rimm nf ifirtnu ,. ,k
embarrassed man la the napkln-rlng,
made In gold or silver or bone, and
aways several sixes too small for the
napkin. After ruining the napkin by
rolling It as tightly as Is possible If
the man is strong enough, and the
cloth will stand tho strain. It Is shoved
Into the ring, to be extracted later 'by
an irate matron. Or If the man happens
to be boarding, it Is doomed to star by
him, looking as It It had been In a wreck
for as many days as he refrains from
casting food upon It. Why tho napkin
ring? At a Jaweler's shop which Is on
the north side of F street, not far from
the corner of Eleventh, solid silver nap.
kin holders arc to be had In pierced
designs, with a place for an Initial, for
tl and ll.CO. They are simply clips like
Iimth-ptrt.iho,'leM' and a" he slipped
on the napkin easily.
There Is no,more attractive looking or
serviceable hat for a child than a Mart
beaver In plain black or In colors to
match a costume. The Men's Store, at
the corner of Seventh street and Penn
sylvania avenue, Is selling beavers In
the stylo mentioned for either girls or
boys, todsy only, at fl.K. Those are the
regular S5 beavers, this special price
being for today only.
Liquid green soap Is one of the best
and most simply made of shampoos. At
the drug store on F street, one door
from the corner of Ninth, green soap Is
to be had at 5 cents the bottle. Thin
Is liquid soap of an excellent quality
and Is a thorough scalp cleanser.