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Keeping Marble Clean.
MARBLE tables and washstands-are easily stained. Dirty
dusters will soon spoil the appearance of white mar
ble. After they are washed the high polish will be restored
by rubbing with a soft substance; a piece of felt is one
of the best things for this purpose.
This Day in Our History.
is the anniversary of-the invention in 1793 of the
enltnn irin. Th mnn xuhn lVm nrlrlorl in n inli-ii.
lable degree to the prosperity of the country was Eli Whit
ney, who, after graduation from Yale, studied law in Geor
gia, and there, at the request of General Greene's widow,
invented a machine to separate the seeds from the cotton
The Wolves of New York
. A STORY OF LOVE AND MYSTERY
Swan Tells Lillian That Children in
Poison House Are in
"Because," returned Swan earnest
ly, "on the smallest alarm it Is pos
sible that the children might be"
he hesitated, and 'substituted
"placed In considerable danger." for
what he had been about to say. "Of
course I only speak from conjec
tureV he added hastily.
"Do you mean they may be mur
dered?" cried Lilian horrified.
"It would be necessary to set
them out of the way. The people in
the Poison House would not hesitate
at murder. Of course, very much
would depend upon the reason for
which they have been stolen."
"It Is awful." Lilian clasped and
unclasped her hands In nervous
agitation. "And I thought you said
you did not apprehend actual dan
ger to them."
That was upon the supposition
that they had been stolen for ran
som. Had that been the case I do
not think they would have been
taken to the Poison House."
Swan did not care to admit that he
had spoken for the sake of offer
In C consolation.
"And what do you fear now?"
Lilian gazed anxiously into the de
He 'was silent, and it was Cuy
who spoke next.
"Never mind motives." he said
heartily, "we will precious soon
have the children out of that hole.
And if it is Valenski who has grot
them I hope I may be able to speak
a few words to Mr Valenski."
"I think you are right." said
Swan. "It is we ourselves who must
act. We must secure th vhlldrcn by
stealth. After we have done so It
will be time enough for the author
lties to step in. Dolman will be
here very soon, and I fancy he will
confirm what I say."
"In the meantime." said Guy, "had
you not better finish what you had
been telling us? Then we shall
have all the facts at our disposal."
"There Is not much more to telL
but we may as well take the op
portunity for marshaling our
knowledge. Of course, the fact of
Valenski going to the Poison House
we will continue to call it so since
the name is convenient did not
necessarily imply that he had any
thing to do with the management
of the place, but it was a reason
able assumption with the knowl
edge I had to conclude that this
might be the case. It was, of
course, a matter for investigation.
"I made no attempt to enter the
house, but hastily sent for a friend
of mine, also a private detective,
and got him to watch for the out
going Valenski, and for two or
three hours I hung about the place
myself Once Valenski came to the
door and looked out. so that my
confederate got a good view of him.
then he withdrew, and as I subse
quently learned, did not leave the
house again that night.
"The next day I called upon
Grimstead. who. luckily, is obliged
for his own sake to treat mo with
respect. He bates and fears me.
I do not beat about the bush with
him. I said that Miss Esther Vas
sell was in danger, and that I had
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reason to believe that it was in con
sequence of certain events that had
happened at Addcrley. I am a fairly
acute observer of expression, and I
saw at once that he was genuinely
"'I wiH not attempt to hide from
you. Sir. Swan," he said, 'that Miss
Vassell has been Involved in cer
tain family matters connected with
the Borradales, but I can assure
that she has never been as you
may assert In danger of her life
in consequences. She was. Indeed,
well paid, and It seems to me that
she has violated her contract by
revealing to you facts which she
vowed to keep secret
"The contract such as it was
was first broken on your side, Mr.
Grimstead.' I retorted. Will you
explain the attempt which was
made to abduct Miss Vassell soon
after she had come Into her for
tune " That was wholly without my
knowledge.' he replied, though I
Judged from his shifty eyes that he
was not speaking the truth, 'and the
man who attempted the outrage
very soon paid the penalty with his
life. Tweedledum, as he was called,
was a man over whom I had ver
little control. He acted upon his
own Initiative, and I have no doubt
that he was impelled by some
thought of personal profit. I am
happy that Miss Vassell escaped
from him. Since then I can assure
you that no attempt whatever has
been made by us to interfere with
Miss Vassell. Moreover, the man
with whom sh contracted . the
secret marriage is dead.'
"I thought to myself that if Mis
Vassell indeed had not been further
molested by Grimstead's satellites
the reason might very well be that
this man was dead, but I Judged It
wiser not to say so.
"Then how do you account.' I
said, 'for the undoubted facts that
Miss Vassell has been shadowed,
that Harold Borihdale has been
wounded in an attempt to defend
her. and that this wretched girl.
Smith, has been murdered in mis
take for her?
" 'I cannot account for It,' he re
plied. 'I can only assure jou that
It has nothing to do with us.
"Van you give me no assistance?
It will not be to your detriment, if
what you say is true.'
"He pondered. "Can only tell you
that the man who was convicted In
Westchester was a paid agent of
a notorious moneylender. Gold
smith, he said. 'I do not think that
point came out at the trial, and it
may assist to put you on the track '
"It did. From that clue I found
out all about Hocking's loan and its
consequences, and was i.b!e to put
him upon his guard. Tou know,
both of you, the events which fol
lowed the revelation.
"Yes," said Guy. "I remember
them bitterly enough. For God's
sake. don"t let ustalk about It. Let
us come ba"I, to the matter In hand.
Tell us. Swan, how you came to as
sociate the Valenski gypsies with
the Borradalo secret. As far as ne
have heard it might have been mere
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As Margaretta Drexel, Lady 'Maidstone Was a
Social Leader in Philadelphia Before
coincidence that they were e
camped In Adderlcy Wood."
(To be Continued Tomorrow)
Copyrighted, W. R. Hearst.
Suffolk. Formerly Daisy Letter, and
Margaretta Drexel, Doing Their Bit
A New Field
IJy ELEANOIl GILLBTT.
IN those remote days beforo the
war when an anti-feminist
wanted to prove that women
could not equal men In busi
ness, a customary remark was:
"Why there isn't a slnglo woman
in this country who has shown
liclself capable of being a rail-road
president." IJecause railroad presi
dency seems to be the test of su
preme commercial wisdom.
However, under present condi
tions, there Is no reason why we
may not son a first rate woman
railroad president before tho end of
this generation. Just as our Eng
lish allies havo found women capa
ble of replacing men In the railroad
service, so have our own transport
ation companies in America grad
ually come to accept women for f tr
The latest development Is the
training school for various branch
es of railroad service.
In New York and Washington
there have already been started
training schools for ticket agents,
and another school will soon be
started in Chicago. Women who
have a high school education, are
n good health, not under twenty-
one nor over thirty-five years of
age, are eligible for admission Into
the school. They receive two
months' instruction in railroad
geography and simple accounting.
While learning they aro paid $25 a
month, but afterward their pay
averages from $GS to $100 a month.
Uallroad work Is among the most
important of all war-time occupa
tions. I'nlike man yolher fields, the
acceptance of women Into the serv
ice does not Involuve tho dismissal
of men. For at the present time
the tremendously largo amount of
traffic handled by the roads neces
sitates the employment of more
help than In normal times, and the
demand for workers greatly ex
ceeds the available supply.
while standards of health are
established by the railroads, it
must be remembered that only the
employe herself can adequately
maintain her health while at work.
No woman who Is physically under
uar as far as her powers of resist
ance aro concerned should endeav
or to do railroad work, as it re
quires not only freedom from dis
ease as a test of health, but an ex
uberant vitality which can resist
the inroads of fatigue and occa
'As Daisy Leiter, Lady Suffolk Was Well Knowi
in Washington Society.
Advice to the Lovelorn
Fears She Will Be an Old
DEAR MISS FAIRFAX:
After going about with my
sweetheart for five years, I lis
tened to my friends who advised
me again&t marrying a man who
was going to war, and now I
regret taking their advice more
than words can tell.
I am twenty-six, and If I waste
any more time, I shall be an old
maid. Naturally, I don't want to
be an old maid; the thought of a
spinster's llfo is more than I can
stand. I told them I would not
listen to any more of their sug
gestions. DESPONDENT LOVE.
I am afraid you have listened to
too much advice already. Why girls
allow their "friends" to settle mat
ters of such Importance for them. Is
beyond comprehension. I should
write to my former fiance and tell
him how I felt about the matter.
Likes to Live a Free Life.
DEAR MISS FAIRFAX:
I am twenty years of age and
am In love with a man seven
years my senior. He says he
loves me, but he sometimes acts
very coldly, and I am in doubt
whether he cares or not. As I
love him very dearly and It would
break my heart to give him up,
kindly advise me what course to
take. HEARTBROKEN J.
If the young man aeven years your
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Free books of instruction on canning and drying have been
issued by the National War Garden Commission. They may be
obtained from any of The Washington Times distributing stations.
A MONG the titled American women
j in England who have been doing
their bit to help the country of
their birth and the country of their
adoption win the war, are Lady Maid
stone and the Countess of Suffolk. The'
former, whose husband won the Croix
de Guerre, has a son, seven, and two lit
tle daughters. She has given all hfr
spare time to nursing wounded, caring
for soldiers and cheering our boys in
Tchiki. The Countess, whose husband
lost his life in the trenches, has three
boys, the eldest of whom is nine. She
has been untiring in war activities.
rrtiM by Oeatrt! Xm
senior has never said anything to you
about becomiat; engaged or being
married, I don't believe I would
waste any time In breaking my heart
on his account. I would not take
him too seriously If I were you.
She Seems Flighty.
DEAR MISS FAIRFAX:
I am twenty-two and have been
going about with a girl or seven
teen for six months, and have
promised to marry her as soon aa
she becomes of age. Before meet
ing me she met another man
through a flirtation and has been
corresponding with him since
His letters, which she showed me,
use profane language.
One evening I had an appoint
ment to see her home from her
work, which I do regularly. She
told me she had promised two
men to go for an automobile
ride, and asked If I would be
angry if I did not see her home.'
I told her If she went with them
I did not want to have anything
more to do with her. but to no ef
fect; she went anyway. Would I
be Justified In breaking with her?
The young lady that you have
promised to marry when she comes
of age seems rather flighty for
such a responsibility. I think It
would not augur well for your fu
ture happiness If you tied yourself
to one who sems so unsettled.
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A SERIAL OF EAST AND WEST
Elizabeth Explains the Little Plot
Concocted by Her Brother to
Beguile John Butler.
By Viginia Terhmie Van de Water.
Coprrisht, 1S1I, by Star Company.
i. what Is It? Please
don't look like that?"
Elizabeth Wade exclaim
ed. Walt until you hear
wHy he deceived you then you mar
"Forgive!" Butler ejaculated.
"Forgive! It Is you who should
"What do you mean?" she asked,
puzzled. "Tou have been all. kind
ness and consideration. ,Even when
Clifford told you I was not the per
son I pretended to be your manner
to me never changed. 'Tou trusted
me in spite of everything."
"Tea," he admitted, with a sigh, as
of relief. "I thank heaven that U
true. I trusted you in spite of
everything. I meant what I said
when I declared that I would have
to bear from your own lips any
thing that could change my opinion
of you. So when you said what you
did Just now "
He stopped with a little shudder.
"I have been amazingly stupid,"
he went on presently. "Are you
willing to tell me any more about
j ourself ?
"Not until I tell you how much I
appreciate your confidence in me,"
she remarked. "It must have taken
a great deal of resolution not to
doubt me after you heard me talk
ing to Amos Chapln about my hav
ing had a letter from Douglas. Tou
must have thought that we were,
pretty good friends Douglas and L"
There was a moment's silence,
tnd In that moment a sudden idea
came to the glrL It. seemed to
throw some light on several Pr
plexing matters. )
"Did you fancy," she asked Im
pulsively, "that by any chance
oung Dr. Wade and I were en
gaged? But no." with a laugh at
ier own folly, "you could not have
hough t that when you knew that
e was in love with your sister."
A Tremulous Laura.
( "So," he said alowly. "I could
ol But weeks ago I wondered
Fuss in Boots
By David Cory.
YOU remember In the. laxt
story when the Jackdaw
tapped on the moss-covered
stone In the Bide of the
lift ft nnned lust like m. door and
! a little old woman dressed In a
red waist and a black skirt cov
erel with spangles suddenly ap
peared. Well, after she had made a low
bow to the Jackdaw, she Invited
him and 'Puss Into the cjje. And
when they were Inside she opened
a small door and beckoned them to
follow. In the center of a still
larger cavern, in a great armchair
made of beryl and Jasper, with
knobs of amethyst and topaz, sat a
dwarf no taller than Puss.
He was dressed In robes of vel
vet, green and soft as forest moss,
and a ring of gold lay on his griz
zled hair. His little eye were keen
and fiery, and) his hands withered
and brown but covered with glit
About the cave a hundred little
men, smaller than he, were busy
in a hundred ways. Soma stirred
kettles of smoking broth; dthers
sliced fresh vegetables for crisp
salads. Some spread a table with
golden plates and crystal goblets;
three turned a huge piece of meat
on a split before a fire at the end
of the cavern, while a dozen more
watched the simmering pots.
As the Jackdaw hopped gravelr
past all this the Dwarf King
stretched out his scepter, which
was a tall bulrush of gold, and
touched him on the head. And.
would you believe it- the bird
turned Into a dwarf before Pui
had time to wink.
Then he made a low bow to the
Dwarf King, and after that he
turned to Pu&s and said:
"I was turned Into a Jackdaw for
bncuvji co.a wci.ai.ao a uiilq smut i
that gold was not as yellow as
buttercups nor so bright as sun
shine. This made the dwarfs very
angry, because their belief Is that
gold Is the best of all things. But
now my punishment is over and I
need never return to the earth
again. But I would do a favor for
the poor peasant children who were
so good to me."
"What favor would you ask for
the poor peasant children;' asked
the Dwarf Klrur.
'I would send them a magic
basket filled with food." answered
the dwarf. And no sooner had he
spoken than the King ordered his
subjects to fill a magic basket
with all kinds of good things
to eat. There was a golden bowl
of smoking stew, a crystal goblet of
wine, a golden dish of mashed po
tatoes and another of rice pudding.
And when tjie magic basket was
covered with a damask napkin it
was handed to little Puss Junior.
And then all the little dwarfs stood
round blm in a ring and began to
In this basket you will find.
Food and drink of magic kind.
Never will It empty grow.
And no hunger you shall know.
And after that the Dwarf King
wished Puss good luck ind In an
other minute Iuss found himself
outside the cave under the old oak
tree. So he set out at once for the
poor peasant's hut. which he
reached Just as tho sun arose. And
never after that did the little chil
dren feel hungry, for the magic
basket never zrew empty.
To De Continued. 4
Csayrlfiht Hit. David Cory.
for a while if you cared more for
Dr. Wade than you admitted."
She laughed tremulously. "How
"It did not seem funny to me
ythen. he remarked gravely.
She changed the subject quickly.
"I want to explain the Iittlo plot
that Douglas and I had. For you
must want an explanation."
"Yes." he .said. "I would like an
explanation when It suits you to
make It. Just now, I am satisfied
with what I have been told. Tet
there are certain questions that are
already forcing themselves into my
"Of course there are." she nodded
understanding. "Most men would
be angry until they comprehended
the whole thing. Perhaps. for that
matter, you will be angry."
"I could not be angry with you."
he said softly.
She Ignored the feeling In his
voice by turning his words into a
"Some people manage to ret
very angry with me." she rejoined
lightly. "For instance, Amos Cha
pln. He was furious with me a
while ago. He waylaid ma out in
the hall and asked me what I had
written to Douglas about the sale
of the farm. I behaved as If I
thought too little of the matter to
refer to It In my letter 10 my
brother, or to care.
"But you do care?" Butler ques
tioned. "Care!" and the look of pain ea
her face showed more plainly than
her reply how she shrank from the
idea of parting with the old home.
"I care terribly! Why this was
my grandfather's 'place, and Is the
enly semblance of a home that I
have In the world. It means less
to Douglas now, for he will prob
ably live at the West always. I
used to think I would live with
him but now I won't. Not." she
added hastily, that I am not de
lighted that he is to marry and
have a home of his own. I am glad
for hira and for your sister. But
I wish we could keep this old place.
As It Is. it now looks as if we would
have to allow Amos to buy it."
John Butler was silent for a
moment. He was thinking rapidly.
Tet when he spoke it was with de
liberation, as If he was debating a
A Friend la Xneed.
"I have Just rememberedV h
said, "that I have a friend who
might like to have a chance to buy
this farm. I am sure he could give
Dr. Wade a better price for It than
"A friend of yours?" the girl
"Yes. Would you mind very much
If this chap were to buy the prop
erty?" "Why," hesitatingly, "I have had
no time to think about It I do not
know. "But," with a bright smile,
of one thing I am certain. I would
rather havo It owned by some one
who was a friend of yours and.
therefore, a gentleman than to
have It bought by eome one whoni
I dislike and dlstruct as I do Amos
Chapln. It would hurt less to know
It was the property of your friend
than a man like him." with a ges
ture toward the door through which
Amos had recently passed. "But,
you see. no time is to be lost. For
unless Douglas gets a better offer
he will probably clore with this
one. To be frank, he feels it is
his duty to do so."
Conversation itsi checked by tv
ringing of the supper bell As its
clanging ceased Mrs. Chapln cal!el
from the hall: "Lizzie, where are
"I am here." the girl answered,
starting toward the door. Her com
panion detained her long enough to
make a suggestion.
"Suppose you do not ell the Cha
pins that I know who you are until
we have had a chance for a long
She nodded her assent
"When will that be?" he asked
"What about a walk over to the
woods tomorrow afternoon"
"Very w-ll." sh agreed. "I will
go with you tomorrow afternoon"
To Be Continued.
Fresh Water in the Sea.
Bahrein Island, in the Persian
Gulf. Is said to be the hott-st place
on earth. It Is usual there to find
the thermometer at 140 degree.
Fahrenheit. On the coast of this
Island, where practically ail the
people live, there Is no frefh water,
which Is needed abovo all thinss in
so high a temperature And it is to
be had from the bottom of the sea.
Here and there scattered over tne
floor of the harbor of Bahrein are
springs of pure fresh water, which
well up through the sand or mingle
with the salt water of tho sea.
It seems a difficult task to find
these threads of frcih water arrld
the ocean's volura?. but the island
ers aro thought to have found them
ages ago and to have passed o.i
their location from generation f
generation. A diver equip lnmse'f
with a water-bag made of skins, the
mouth of which Is closed and de
scends to the bottom of the harbor
at a point where one of the springs
issues. The bag is carefully in
verted over the current of fresh
water as It flows' up from the sand,
the mouth is opened, the skin Is
filled, the mouth I closed and the
diver returns to the boat awaltic?
hlra on the surface.
One scientist gives it as his be
lief that at some period in tiki
shadowy past that which Is now
the harbor's bottom was not cov
ered by the sea. Th" springs were
then on the shore and ready for th
lslander's needs. Little by little the
sea encroached on the land, but the
location of the springs was not for