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CHAPTER I.?Richard Lightnut, an
American with an affected Ejglish accent,
receives a presnt from a friend j
1 CHAPTER II.?The present proves j
to be a pair of pajamas. A letter hints I
? of surprises to the wearer.
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"Jamas and late at night gets up for a.
moke. His servant. Jenkins, comes In
and, failing: to recognize Lightnut, attempts
to put him out. Thinking the servant
crazy, Lightnut changes his clothes
Intending to summon help. "When he reappears
Jenkins falls on his neck with
ioy, confirming Lightnut's belief that ha
"CHAPTER * IV.?Jenkins tells Lightnut
vt the encounter he had vrtth a hideous
Chinaman dressed In pajamas.
CHAPTER V?In a message from his
friend, Jack Billings, Lightnut is asked
to put up "the kid" for the night on his
? -way home from college. Later Lightnut
rflnas a beautiful girl In black pajamas ifi
v;H.Ajri"Hirt vi.?JLagninut is Bnocxea Dy
the girl's drinking, smoking and slangy
CHAPTER VII?She tells him her name
Ss Francis and puzzles him with a> story
-of her love for her sister's room-mate,
-named Frances. Next morning the girl
4s missing and Llghtnut hurries to the
$>oat to see her off. He is accosted by
? husky college boy, who calls him
""Dicky." but he does not see the girl.
CHAPTER Vin?Jack Billings calls to
spend the night with Llghtnut. They discover
prlcesless rubies hidden in the but- .
r tons of the pajamas.
CHAPTER IX?Billings dons the pajamas
CHAPTER X?Llghtnut later discovers
to his apartment a Deeiy person in mui- ;
ton-chop whiskers and wearing: pajamas.
Jenkins calls the police, who declare the
Intruder to be a criminal, called "Foxy
CHAPTER XI?The Intruder declares
?9 Is Ligfctnut's guest and appeals to the
latter in vain.
CHAPTER XII?He is hustled oft to
CHAPTER XIII?In the morning Lightcut
Is astonished to find Billings gone,
*uid more astonished when he gets a message
from the latter, demanding his
clothes. Llghtnut. bound for Tarrytown.
Billing's ly>me, discovers "Frances," the
*irl \ the pajamas, on the train.
' CHAPTER XIV?Llghtnut speaks * to
tier and alludes to the night before. She
i declares indignantly that Llghtnut never
?aw her in black pajamas. At Tarrytown
Frances Is met by a husky college youth,
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ter ignores the boy, who then threatens
f to thrash him for offending Frances.
Lljrhtnut takes the next train home.
CHAPTER XV?Billings storms over
the outrage of his arrest. He and Lightnut
discover mysterious Chinese characters
on the pajamas.
CHAPTER XVI?Professor Doozenberry
is called in to interpret the hieroglyphics.
CHAPTER XVII?He raves over what
&e calls the lost silk of Si-Ling-Chi.
CHAPTER XVIII?'The writing declares
that a person wearing the pajamas will
take on the semblance of the previous
wearer. The professor borrows the pa
jamas ior experiment;.
CHAPTER XIX?"Billings" dressed in
* pajamas is found in the professor's room
and is taten home in an automobile with
Frances and a woman Lightnut calls
CHAPTER XX?Lightnut is angered by
"the frump's" slanderous talk about
A Message and a Warning.
"It's all right, miss," Wilkes report4
?d; "at least, I hope so. Perkins is
"with him?we've been trying to per- i
B suade him to have a bath and lie j
B <lown. But I don't know?"
He shook his head gloomily, then
I turned to me.
"If you will come with me, sir?
B Then he added, and It seemed a quesW
"tion: "You must have made a quick
Tun, sir. Seems like only a few minutes
since we got Mr. Jack's 'phone
message. His voice dropped: "From
the station house, you know."
"Eh?what's that?" I paused with
xay foot on the first tread or tne
stairway. "Jack's 'phone message?
from the station house? I repeated
. 1 blankly. "What are you talking
Wilkes coughed reproachfully.
<fWhy, you know, sir, he told about
being arrested in front of the Kahoka
Apartments. He mentioned that it
-was about?h'm!" He stole a furtive
"Of Course You Know, Sir."
backward glance at the frump, but
she was enjoying herself berating a
fat girl she addressed a? "Flora." He .
looked at me eloquently and whis- !
pered: "About his?h'm?stealing '
some black silk pajamas."
4 . My monocle dropped, and I almost f
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~ "By~Jore!" I gasped feebly.
"Yes, sir." Wilkes looked up at
the paneled celling and stroked his j
chin. "He mentioned that they found i
them?or thought they found them In ;
the bag he had with him."
"But he's got them on, and they are j
his own," I managed to get out.
Wilkes' face lightened understand-j
ingly. "Oh-h, I see, sir," he said, nodding
with his jolly chin hanging; "so
that's how you got him off?I was awondering!"
He looked at me, his
fishy old eyes twinkling admiration, j
"Very neat, If I may say, sir?making,
as it were, a sort of alibi?very neat, j
indeed! Of course, when they puts j
'em on him, they see for themselves
they are his'n, and not any lady's
what had been stolen? Oh, I see!"
Dash me, If I did! The only thing
I saw was that it must have been
Jenkins that had telephoned and the
message had been twisted. What he
had said, of course, was that Billings
had almost been arrested^ But the
police finding the pajamas in his bag
?I did not like that. Could it be that,;
after all, Billings had found his sis-;
ter's pajamas in the guest-room and
had quietly confiscated them? It
looked devilishly, ominously like it!
Or perhaps he, himself, had recovered
them from Foxy 'Grandpa, and j
with more delicacy than I thought him j
capable of, had kept the whole matter
to himself. One thing only was
certain: the sleuth hounds of th9 law,
stimulated by the extravagant reward
I had offered over the telephone, had '
run down and recovered her pajamas, i
It was a relief that they were out of!
his hands, anyhow?I couia get mem j
again, but h6 couldn't. By Jove!
Alone in my room, I stood before j
the mirror, hands in pockets and !
rocking on my toes?kind of smiling, ;
you know?and thinking what a dare- f
devil, reckless thing it had been?
clever, too, dash it?in getting them
away from old Jack, and right ;under
his nose. By Jove, I felt a bit proud
about It?sort of exultation, don't you
know?and I had just got off a wink j
at myself, when Wilkes appeared j
"Pardon, sir, for disturbing you, but
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are afraid to cross him; and he just
insisted I take his message to you at j
"Message?" I repeated, sobering.
"Yes, sir?something about some
"Pajamas?" I faltered, and I dropped
into a chair.- "Oh!"
Wilkes looked grave. "Pajamas j
seem to be the thing with him this :
time, sir?it's the queerest go! That's
a new one, that is!" He shifted con- j
templatively. "The last time it was
lizards and the time before blue
dachshunds, but his main stand-by, so
to speak, is piebald rattlesnakes?
them we're used to; but this new turn, j
pajamas, gets me!" He shook his
head dubiously. "And he won't take
his off?you can't get him to; he just
gets kinder peevish and goes off on
the queerest streak of freak talk you
ever heard. Perkins tried to coax him
to take a bath, but he said he never
had taken a bath in his life?and he
called Perkins something awful?
some name about a yard long. It
squelched Perkins so that he?"
"But the message?" I suggested
"I was just a-coming to that, sir. j
He asks me if I knew whether you
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wei^e sun on uie yiac-e, auu nucu *
said you were, he says to me kinder j
excited and impressive like: 'Well, j
you go to him at once?at once?and j
tell him I'm on the trail of the mystery
of those pajamas, and I'll soon
know as much about 'em as he does.
Just tell him that?he'll know what 1
"Oh!" I gasped shortly.
"Yes, sir," Wilkes nodded, "but that
ain't quite all. He says: 'Tell Mr. j
Lightnut that when I first saw those j
pajamas in his rooms?'" Wilkes i
paused inquiringly. "Did you say something,
I had not?I had only groaned!
He went on, repeating as by rote: !
" 'When I found and took them away,
I was curious and amused, but skep- j
tical?firmly skeptical?of there be-1
ing any dark mystery about them. But j
now I know I let myself be deceived :
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the whole thing.'"
Wilkes seemed to kind of waver |
and fade before me, and then go out
like a candle. Then he came back
into view, and I heard his voice again:
" 'And what's more, you tell him 1!
The butler hesitated and seemed i
embarrassed?his heavy jowls red-!
dened a little. He looked beyond me !
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shifting uneasily, "Mr. Billings ain't
exactly himself, so to speak, so you 1
mustn't mind. Fact "is?if, I may say
so?lie's got the most considerable |
case of jimmies I ever see him with, >
"Oh, go on!" I breathed miserably. 1
"Yes, sir?h'm!" Wilkes heaved distressfully,
then drove doggedly ahead:
"Oh, well, sir, what he says was that
it was his duty, he thought, to tell j
the family the truth about those pa^amas^
so that ttiey would know that
FLOOD STAGE WILL GO AT AT
LEAST FOOT HIGHER.
Oyer One Hundred Thousand Persons
Driven From Homes by Mississippi
From Vicksburg, Miss., south to
New Orleans, the Mississippi River is
from half a foot to two and'a half feet
above any previous flood record stage.
An additional rise this week of ap
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proximately one root irom .i>ew vileans
north to Baton Rouge is predicted
by the weather bureau.
Soundings made by United States
army engineers show that this recordbreaking
volume of water in the big
river is moving at the rate of 8.1 feet
per second, or approximately one mile
per hour faster than ever before recorded
in the Mississippi's flood history.
T"1" rv/->ir> tr? in fVlP IpVPPS in
xsaiifaCL yuiu w ~ ~?
Baton Rouge, Bonnet Carre, 25
miles north of New Orleans; Morrison,
Plaquemine, Scott's Landing, Cypress
Hall, New Roads and third district,
River Sunday: Almost stationary,
from Toras, south.
Weather: Sunshine Sunday morning:
around midday cloudy; heavy
rains from Torras, south, from 4 to
6 p. m.
Forecast: Showers in Louisiana and
Mississippi Monday and Tuesday.
New Orleans, May 5.?Large sections
Of fifteen Louisiana parishes west of
the Mississippi river are under water,
four other parishes have some flood
water and are bound to get more this
week; approximately one hundred
thousand persons *in that territory
have been driven from their homes;
trains are taking out hundreds of
families daily, fleets of motor boats
and skiffs are being used to rescue
marooned people; about a dozen lives
all fold have been sacrificed; princi
pally because the people refused to
heed the warnings; several hundred
thousand dollars' worth of rations
have been distributed among the
refugees, who are sheltered in all
manner of houses from cabins to
churches and lodge buildings.
Every day brings stories of sufferings
and of heroic rescues, of new
sections inundated by the waters from
the crevasses already recorded in the
levees of the Mississippi river. The
funds that will be required to take
care of the flood victims for yet other
weeks, many of them for months, perhaps,
can not be expressed in a few
hundred thousands of dollars.
A Stupendous Problem.
It is a pathetic picture and presents
a big problem, which Louisiana
and Mississippi, ably and generously
assisted by the federal government,
are giving their sympathetic efforts in
But, withal, the still bigger question
of protecting the remaining levees
the man they were harboring under
their roof wasn't what he seemed to
be." His gaze bored higher over my
head, his voice tapering off so faintly
I could hardly hear.
But I heard all right! Oh, yes, I
got the full devilisfl force of it; but I
couldn't speak. My dry lips touched
wordlessly and I hunched deep into
the hollow of the big leather rocker.
I would have liked to get even deeper,
and I studied wistfully a tiny floorcrack
under the radiator. I thought I
could make it if I were alone!
Wilkes coughed again. I winced?
there was evidently more!
"Yes, sir," he murmured, as I cut a
quick glance upward. "He did say
further that if you weren't satisfied,
though, and would prefer another
"TTh?" T hnnnrieri nut Of" the Chair.
"What's that? Oh, dash it, yes?I
would, by Jove!"
"Very good, sir.'' Wilkes looked relieved,
himself. "In that case, he
said he was willing to experiment
again?that was his word?experiment.
He said he wouldn't detain you
here on his account, but he would
have to ask you to stay another day
or two while he made his observations."
it was a devilish cold shoulder, but
I had no choice. Fact was, by Jove,
I was so jolly glad for that chance,
and for being trusted again by Billings,
even in this half-hearted way,
that I just ground my pride under my
heel?why, dash it, I would have
ground anything under my heel for
her! I was as happy as a bird, and
life was again one grand, sweet
And then I just flopped down upon
a divan and lav there Danting like a
what's-its-name?reaction, you know.
So he had known! He had known
when he let me come to Wolhurst,
and had waited for the moment when
he would have me under his roof and
be able utterly to confound me. This,
then, explained his mental condition,
his relapse to drink again?his madness
on the subject of pajamas. It
(TO BE CONTINUED)
'along the Mississippi river from the|,
mouth of the Red south, is causing
deeper concern, for the moment. Mil- j
| lions of dollars' worth of property is !
I at stake, and thousands of lives would
be jeopardized if some of the biggest
| of the levees should give way.
X1 euerai eilgiuetfis, oun.e aim yanou
j officials, and an army of men scattered
j along the river from a point 60 miles j
| below New Orleans to the Red river,
iare bending every energy to prove1
j themselves equal to the task which;
| they shoulder. j
Reports today were more reassur- j
j img than on yesterday, ana the Federal j
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firm faith, in their ability to hold every |
remaining levee on the Mississippi. I
But the danger is not past by any;
Lack of labor, due largely to the unconcern
of negroes who have been
drawing government rations, has been
the most serious drawback. Stringent
tactics have been forced upon the officials
and planters, however, and today
| Governor Sanders ordered the Louisij
ana militia to round up 500 negroes
and make them work on the levees, at
the point of rifles if necessary. At
Baton Rouge reports came in that
planters in several instances were
compelled to corral negro laborers at
the point of shotguns. <
Thousands of paid laborers and convicts
are working, in some instances,
day and night on the weak stretches
of the Mississippi levees from the Red
River Junction to the mouth of the
At New Orleans and Baton Rouge,
Louisiana's State capital, gangs of laborers
are working at night under the
glare of electric lights strung along
the levees' and aided by searchlights of
Critical at Baton Bouge.
At Baton Rouge the situation is cri|
tical and equally so along the Atcha- i
| falaya and Bayou Des Glaizes.
| There is alarm among some of the
; residents of New Orleans, though the
i daily reassuring statements of the
city officials and levee board engineers
have been accepted at face value by
others who feel not the slightest apprehension.
Extreme precautions have been taken
to meet any emergency, and at
points all along the river barges and
flat cars are loaded with timber, sand
sacks, wheelbarrows, shovels and oth- j
er material necessary in . stopping j
wash holes, arresting cray fish and
muskrat depredations and closing
1 small breaks and threatened crevasses
of every description. At New Orleans i
' the railroads, whose lines pierce the
protection levees above the city, were
ordered to place pile drivers and all
necessary material right at the gaps
and keep ready at all hours sufficient
laborers to cloth levels in event of a
! break in the Mississippi levees at any
| point north of New Orleans. The pro- i
; tectine levees extend from the Missis- i
sippi river back toward Lake Pout-!
chartrain and would prevent any serious
damage to New Orleans in event
of a crevasse further up the stream.
Water in >'ew Orleans Streets.
In the "third district" of New Orleans
the situation is still grave and
a thousand laborers worked all day
long today filling in dirt between the
levees and the revetments. The water
is over the dock at Esplanade street
and the rear of the Southern Pacific
transfer station there is 18 inches deep
in water. Sacks of sand are piled on j
top of the levee at that point and dirt i
has been bulked along the rear of the j
big steel wharves from Canal street;
down to Esplanade.
At Flood street there is considerable
seepage and cray fish holes have given
| the engineers considerable trouble, j
| Work continued tonight and armed j
guards patrolled the levees at all weak
points in the city.
3Iorganza Levee Holds.
i Water from the break at Torrasj
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j reacnea -viorganza luiugui, uuu ucan; <
i all of the women and children had j
| been removed to places of safety. The !
depth tljis water will reach there in
time is only to be conjectured. Xo
break in the Morganza levee is feared, |
as all weak places have been repaired
and watchmen are constantly on the 1
A heavy rain extending over the
Southern portion of the State began
shortly after 3 o'clock/this afternoon,
land the outlook was regarded as any- !
I thinsr but encouraging by the engin
eers, who are making a heroic fight against
the constantly rising stages
that have already eclipsed former flood
records by as much as two feet at
Open Your Door. (
Open the door of your house;
Hoard not its splendor and its space, 5
Its .heart's ease or its stately grace, (
Xor hold it an abiding place
For you alone; i
Suppose God kept his heaven for him j 1
And let you in the shadows dim
With wisp of light and snatch of hymn,
THE KIND THAT GIVES'
AND IMPROVES Y
Baseball Goods of all ]
Goods, Roller Skates,
Indian Tents, Marble
Games, Dolls, and e
BUY BETTER GOODS AT THE
THE HOUSE OF A THOU!
Marnn. Ga.. A
I Account above occasion i
Line, the Standard Railroad q
special reduced round trip rate:
SELLING DATES, I
and 8th, 1912,
FINAL LIMIT, To rea<
nninf not later than midi
11912, unless deposited fo:
igioal purchaser, with Jos. I
Agent, No. 414 Fourth S
not later than May 15th,;
fee of fifty cents limit m
June 5th, 1912.
I, rates, scneauies, rest
on local Ticket Agent, or addi
T. C. WHITE, General
Open your door.
pen the door of your heart; j g0Vern.E
Shut not your sympathy away t0 U1]de
Prom those who need it day by day; ^I e (
Reach out a hand and bid them stay Tj0
Within your love. <0 earn
Suppose that you should one day come, "I sa:
Devoid of hope and starved and numb, "you do
&nd cry for love and get a crumb? bor, do
Open your door. ?Xo, I
Dpen the door of your sour, Aren
[-lide not the spark of faith divine, c<
rhe sweet,-pure hope that is the sign
"v-p oqH toriHpr and henisil get 3. JO
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That man retains. haven't
Suppose one came in sorest plight, anything
3ame groping through the spirit's
ind lost his way for lack of light
3ecause vou hid your lamp'from sight? A ^ *e
Open your door. a 1q^
?Sara Beaumont Kennedy. to facts
fTAtr rirfii\ Atnii
sverything in " ,4|
SAME PRICE AT
! STORE I
5AND THINGS ,
RATES I 1
4ay 7-9 }j
the Atlantic Coast \ j
if the South, offers
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> from all stations. i
fey 5th, 6th, 7th ?
A .rigid startup J
light of May 15 th, >
r extension by or
ucuarusuii, opciiai . I
itreet, Macon, Ga.,
and upon payment
ay be extended to
nations, etc., call
Wilmington, N. C. I
tain young fellow received a
[lent berth, for which he had
rgo a very strict examination,
jay a friend of hi? who n*d
il Icing how littl? work he did
his salary tackled him.
7y Walter, my boy," he began, ,
n't perform a great deal of la
don't have to."
't you expected to work?"
)urse not," was the candid ret
takes so much hard work to
b like this that the authorities
the nerve to ask a man to do
I more to earn his salary after
Fear Well Founded. .. ...
ar," sadly said tha postagr?' ...
when it found itself fastened tc.
letter, "that I am not sticking