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.THE AllGUS, TUESDAY. SEPTEMBER 15. 1908.
By C. N. Ct A. M. WILLIAMSON
Copyright. 1906. by McClart. Tbiilipj S31 Co.
SYNOPSIS OP PRECEDING CHAP
TERS. . CHAPTER I The story 'is told In the
first person by Lady Betty Bulkeley, the
pretty young sister of the duke of Stan
forth. She is to visit America in care of
Mrs. Stuyvesant-Knox (Mrs. Ess Kay ), a
leader of American society, and the lat
ter's cousin. Miss Sally Woodburn. in or
der that her elder sister Victoria's pro
spective fiance. Sir ailbert Mantell. may
not be attracted by her.
CHAPTER II. On board ship Betty
in nuraciea oy a young American steer
interesting things' In the world. They
seemed like chairs to sit on or floors'
to walk on without noticing what you
were doing, hut I supposg It might be
iil i . , a
awKWuru wuiiout cunirs hiiu uoors.
Soon we were near enough to New
York to see the tremendous chimney
things clearly, and they sharpened the
impression that I was Bailing straight
into a dream. There could be no such
iiassuugcr, wno saves a cnua iromf(,i, r.. tu0 r.ql ,,.,,,.1,1 Thv w-onliln't
drowninsr. Mrs. Kss Kav. who is verv . things in tue real w 01 m. imTwouwni
"exclusive," objects to Betty's interest' Vk? possible. But the dream felt very
in tne young man. Betty also meets infri ii,r nn.l lntno nil nr a soil
1 nf Mra Von rter
Tom Doremus. cousin of Mrs. Van der
wlndt, of New York society.
lFTER you have seen noth
ing but water for days
it's odd how excited you
are on seeing a little
land. Just a little, little
land and not at all in
teresting to look at; a strip of gray
sand or a patch of green grass, and
you: have been only a few days away
from such things, yet somehow you
want to jump up and down and shout
- More than half the first class pas
sengers on our ship were Americans,
coming home, and I suppose they had
gone away because they wanted to go.
If they had liked they could have
stopped in their own country as well
as not, and I heard some of them say
' tog during the voyage that if . they
could' they, would spend nine months
" out of the year in Faris. But they
made as much fuss over the first
: lamp of sand we saw as if we were
discovering the north pole. Some of
them bad taken this trip a dozen times'
or maybe more. . but any one would
have thought it was as new to them
as to me.
. It seemed as if I , were sailing in a
dream to a dreamland, and everything
would be a dream till I found myself
waking up. at home. If any one had
' pinched me I hardly believe I should
have felt it as I stood by the rail
while we steamed toward New York.
We passed a big fort and some neat
little houses, which looked like offi
cers' quarters. There was Long Is
land and Coney Island, which Mr.
Doremus said I must be "personally
conducted" to see some day when I
felt young and frivolous. And by and
by I heard people exclaiming: "There's
Liberty there she is! Bless the dear
While I was wondering whether
they were talking of a lady or a ship
I caught sight of a majestic giantess,
obligingly holding a torch up to light
the world. Then I knew it was the
statne which I had read about.
"What do you think of her?" asked
"She's a.: grande dame,
den, and I didn't waut to wake tip
from.it just then in spite of Mrs. Ess
The tall shapes were bright and
vivid now, as giant hollyhocks grow
ing ia irregular rows. Still they did
not look one bit like houses or offices
where people could work without go
ing stark, staring mad. I got u queer
idea in my head that the houses them
selves must be buried deep under
ground, like bulbs, with only their
towers sticking up.
The next thing that happened in the
dream was Slowing majestically into
our own dock, and that was wonder
ful. The whole place was alive with
faces, mostly pretty girls' faces, under-
fascinating hats, gay as flowers
in a flower show, parterre ultovc par
terre of brilliant blossoms. And they
had oil been grown in honor of us.
There was a wild waving of hand
kerchiefs on the ship and a frantic
fluttering of white amoug the flowers,
as if a flock of butterflies had 4ieen
frightened ' up into the air. Still we
were a long time getting In, and I
grew quite impatient. But finally
Louise, who had attended to my pack
ing, took charge of my handling, my
sunshade and coat, with her mistress'
and Miss Wood burn's things. The
moment hrul come to bid the "ship
"Now, said Mrs. Ess Kay, slipping
her arm into mine,' "I wonder, dear
child, if you would mind lx-ing left
alone to deal with the custom house
people? You'd stand under your own
letter 'B.' of course."
"Oh, Katherine. do you think even
Letter B, which sounds so like a warn
ing to young men, a proper chaperon
for a duchess.' daughter?" exclaimed
I laughed, but Mrs. Ess Kay didn't.
She evidently considers things co:suei-t-
ed with the American custom house no
lit subject for frlvolifP. She went on
without answering: "I'm under 'K'and
Sally W.' We'll both have all we can
attend to wrestling with our own
fiends, and Louise will be just as busy
But you're a British ; subject, on a
short visit to this country, and they
won't be as diabolical to yon, dear. 1
did nll the swearing necessary for you
In the saloon with my own when the
tiresome man came on board, and
there's really nothing left for you to
bother with on the dock except to open
your boxes and say you have nothing
I was glad that since profanity' had
been called for in the saloon owing to
the tiresomeness of a man it had been
Mrs. Ess Kay who was obliged to give
vent to it. not I; but I felt rather de
frauded that I couldn't have heard,
and I wondered if. she had gone so far
as to mention "damn," All I said out
loud, however, was that I was sure I
could manage very well In the docks,
and Mrs. Ess Kay appeared much re
lieved. "That's perfectly sweet of you
Betty," she said, launching a daggery
glance at poor, inoffensive' Sally for
some reason which I couldn't under
stand. "I hope you won't think I'm
horrid not to have asked you to label
your baggage 'K so It could go with
mine. It's better not, for every one
concerned. Ill explain afterward why,
and Louise shall take you to 'B.'
Louise did take me ,to "B." .which
they had thoughtfully printed very
large and black on a wooden wall of
ha In a rnw xrltTl fill ' tha- nTher
I letters of the alphabet. A good many
"No," said I, "I'm Lady Betty Bulke
ley." "That's all right," said the nose man
as if he forgave me for being myself.
"I didn't know but you'd want to be
called Lady Bulkeley by strangers."
"It Isn't my name," I said, more
puzzled than ever- I would have tried
to be dignified, as he was a perky
looking young man In an alpaca coat
But when you have Just made a per
son's nose bleed with your hat it
would seem unfeeling to be so frigid,
though I believe an application of ice
is supposed to be beneficial.
"Shall I call you Lady Betty then?"
asked the man, patting his nose with
his handkerchief, which luckily for
my nerves had already a pattern of
pink dots bn it.
"I don't see why you should call me
anything," said L
- With that he produced a card with
a whole string of words printed on It
and poked it under my eyes. "I was
lust going to introduce myself," he
said.' "I represent the New York
Flashlight, and I've been sent by my
paper to get something from you If
you'll oblige me.
"Something from me?" I repeated,
bewildered. "Is it anything to do
with, the customs? I've nothing to de
'Just tell me, please, something
about your family. i our brothers
the Duke of Stauforth, isn't he?" (He
pronounced It "dook.")
"Thanks. Young and unmarried,
"Ever been on this side?"
"No. But" ' -' ,
"He'll come some day. won't he?
Most unmarried dukes do."
I don't know, I'm sure. Really,
Excuse ne. You're going to stay
with Mrs. Stuyvesant-Knox, I believe.
Will you make a lengthy visit?"
"You must have met one or two of
our smartest young men on loard.
What do you think of them as com
pared with Englishmen?"
Long before this I had made up my
mind that he couldn't have anything
to do with the customs or if he did
that It was no wonder Mrs. Ess Kay
had been driven to swearing in the
saloon.- I was glad now that his nose,
was bleeding, and I turned my back
upon him, because it was the most
emphatic i gesture I could think of.
But as I faced rourid the other way,
wonderiug if my luggage would ever
come, another man pushed through tue
"B's" who had got their boxes and al
most bounded into a foot of unoccu
pied space in front of me.
Lady Bulkeley?" he shot at me, like
history, repeating Itself, only be pVo-
"Now I know why your girls hold
themselves so well. They're trying to
live up to the ideal American woman.
But she isn't as big as I thought she
would be. Nothing ever is as big as you
think it's going to be, especially when
Americans have told you about it, for
one has been brought up to believe
that their big things are bigger than.
anybody else's in the whole world."
"So they are," said Mr. Doremus,
"only where all the things are big yoo
don't notice them for the high grass.
'And over there's some of the grass,"
He pointed, and I saw a great num
ber of enormous objects, shaped like
!hlmneys and apparently about a mu
high, scattered aimlessly along the
horizon, which, was a brilliant, linipic
l "What are they?" I asked. "Great,
strange factories of Some sort?"
..'. i'No. . Houses where pretty women
,llve and offices where men make the
money for them to live on."
"You must be Joking. Women would
'be afraid to perch up there in the sky.
'Besides, It would take too long to go
,up and down."
"Nothing takes long in America, people from the ship were collecting
fAnd it comes natural to our women ia beneath theirs, as if thev were animals
perch up high. Statues aren't the only getting ready to Join the procession for
things we buy pedestals for this side the ark under the heading f "cat" or
'of the jwirpolse tank. You just wait 'elepnant," its the case might be, ana
and ifee." fhey ail seemed worried and apprehen-
"I don't need to wait to see that slve, as you do at the dentist's even
'American men are nice to women,"j when yon try to distract your mind by
H L Tertian no nicer than Eng- looking at the pictures In Punch.
tibftn, really, only you deem to take Louise pnt my bag on the wooden
a jcrest rii-al more trouble. Fancy all floor and folded my coat oh It. "Mllad
tfc own at 51r. Van der Wludt's fa- will do well to sit down," said she.
h' Anwtnz lo every night for the "It may be that the baggage do not
Tight to pit by hr and the two Misses come Immediatemcnt." With this she
Kvms. " I don't bellTe It would bustled away to the Louise rabbit war
bare vijrrd to Englishmen. The fen. wherever it was, leaving me to
ttn wbo really wanted to sit there the tender mercies of fellow "B's," who
would hare tried to get to their places began to swarm around me and buza
f.rwt. that all. I do think It was pret distractedly
ty of jmn." . . I subsided on the bag, which was
"Wasn't It? Especially supposing very like sitting on the' floor. But It
'none of us particularly wanted but was stifling down there among peo-
never mind Talking cf pretty things, pie's feet. Besides, mine soon got
here are the docks." "pins and "needles.'.' . So presently ; I
r ' They were big enough to satisfy even popped up like a Jack Out of bis box
my expectations, and I wished that and almost knocked off a man's nose
I'd Insisted on -being taken by some with the crown of my hat.
one long ago to visit the London docks, I said, "I beg your pardon!" though
so that Ll might know whether ours what the nose was doing so near the
for more, and it was the hero of the' board? It brightened what would
steerage who brought them. . That was otherwise have been a grim experi-
tnc reason l u telegraphed yes, yes," ence."
for I tnougtit, lie saved a little boy, Blind Mrs. Ess Kay to pronounce
why shouldn't I trust him, without an this man not a gentleman just because!
introduction, to save me?' some strancre circumstances bad forced
"Look here," said the bronze man to him to travel In the stecrace! I did
the Evening Bat, "I've got just five wish that, without his knowing it, I
minutes to spare, ion can have them could have slipped into his pocket my
xne j-.vening iiat looKed at him.i "Oh. I did nothlncr." I answered. "It
crossly at first, then his sharp little was the other people who did every-
race seeuieu turning into a point or thmg-the little that was done. It's
admiration. "By .Tehosapbat:" he i who have to thank you for taking
ejaculated. "Homemade goods Mill that person away. He and the other
get tne preiereuce over lintisn mis who came just before were so rude."
time, duty or no duty." "They didn't mean to be rude," he
l couwnt tnnik wuat rimer or mem said. "They wanted you to tell them
meant, though at first I was afraid my something which they could put into
man intended the other to understand their papers, and they live by doing
that the five mlnntos'wontd lie devoted that khld f (hhj j did t j
to unocK.ng turn down, or something couJd wUU h ut j wlsh t couU
else violent as a punishment for -haYe from be, &Q u
pertinence to a defenseless foreigner. , . . ,.. , . i .
L , , i In the beginning. I hesitated at first
But my mind was almost instantly re-!for fcar ; m - misunderstand and
lleved. for the two men walked off Jo- th,nk mg C3
log at a distance.
A moment later one of my boxes
went by. looking very fat ami friend ly,
Non the shoulders of a porter" who ap
parently had no head. 1 rushed out
and seized It not the head, but the
box; so there was something encour
aging, but I had two pieces of luggage
to wait Tor still. ' ' '
Most of the other "B's" were more
fortunate atout getting their things;
nevertheless they seemed far, from
easy In their minds, and, though they
protested almost tearfully that they'd
nothing whatever to declare, stern per
sons in nnlfon.1 stirred up their hoses
as I used to do with' the nursery pud
ding when ail the plums had sunk to
I was very tired and very hot. hotter
than I'd supposed ieople could lie, ex
cept in a Turkish bath, aud I .was lie
ginning to be hungry, too. for I'd lunch
ed principally off the statue of Liber
ty aud skyscrapers, which were more
tilling than lasting as a meal.
I fauned myself with my handker
chief as well as I could and felt sure
I was slowly getting appendicitis, lie
cause whenever Americans feel uncom
fortable In any way It seems almost
certain to turn eventually into that,
probably on account or the climate.
Would my other Ihixcs never come? 1
thought. Most of the "B's" were going
home. Thev had homes, lucky people,
and If they liked they could presently
World without tea,
! Ah me:
When I was small and my nurse
talked on Sundays about heaven and
hell, making the one sound incredibly
dull, the other incredibly painful. I
used to think thlit' I'd rather go to
neither, but just be stuffed, like moth
er's Blenheim, Beau Hruinmel. whope
soul I fancied had leave to stop In his
body so long as moth and rust did u'of
corrupt. He seemed, rather out of
things, though, pour dear, standing for
ever lu the same position In a glass
case, with, one paw up begging lor
something which nobody gave, while
the years dragged "on. and I'd begun
to feel as If I were falling into his
state when I was roused from a stupid
dream by the man of the steerage sud
denly looming over .pie.
"I beg your pardon, said he, taking
off his hat nnd speaking In a nice
American voice, as nice for a man as
Sally Woodburn's Is for a woman.
"rieasc don't suppose I mean to be
rude or Intrusive, but I wanted to tell
you that I think you won't be annoyed
again, and just one thing more. May
I .thank yen for your goodness on .shin-
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wlslj I hadn't now."
"After what I saw you do at sea 1
couldn't possibly have misunderstood."
"Thank vou for savincr that." he re
turned, "though for what 1 did then
I don't deserve any praise. It was
done on the impulse, and I'm used to
salt water. As a child I lived close
to it for a time in California and swim
ming came almost as natural a3 walk
ing. But I'm not here to talk about
myself. It was only to tell you how
grateful I was and am and shall con
tinue to be for your kindness on the
ship. I couldn't go without speaking
of this, and there's something now I'd
like to ask. You won't be offended?"
"If It's something you want to tell
me, I know It Isn't the sort of thing
which could offend," I said, but I
didn't say it as calmly as it looks
when written. I stammered a little
and got the words tangled up. and I
felt my face growing hotter than ever.
,"I thank you again. It's only this.
If, while you're over on this side the
water, there's ever auy way in which
a man a man who'd be as respectful
as your footman.
I'm the Evening Bat," he remarktd.
nounced me as if my name were found
d on my sizo and weight.
' This time I did not answer. I sim
ply stood at bay and stared, trying to
look as much like mother as possible.
But the new man didn't seem to mind
this in the least, so apparently my ef
fort was not a success.
"I'm the Evening Bat," he remarked
hurriedly, with an air of valuing his
time at so much a second.
I was sorry he was a bat, for I've
always been fond of bats, they are
such soft, gray, velvet things; and I
should have liked to tell him that he
was much more like a chicken hawk,
only that would have been vulgar;
and, besides, I didn't Intend to pose as
chicken to his hawk. By way of not
letting myself be gobbled up, I re
mained , silent; but I couldn't . help
Itarting . a.-:i a voice behind me ex-1
tlaimed: "Ah, there, my chappie.
You're, welcome to the milk. I've
skimmed off the cream. Ta, ta."
It was the Flashlight flashing at the
The creature was not blinded, how
ever, lie seemed difficult to discon
cert. The only response he made was
to grin and push his hat a little farther
back on his bead. An inch more and
It must have slid down over his collar
which was so low in the neck la
front that it gave me the creeps.
"There's plenty of mlik and roses,
too,"I guess," said he, staring in such
a way that I blushed and was vexed
with myself for blushtng. I peered
anxiously about hoping to see a face I
knew, even ever so slightly, which
might be summoned to the rescue.
But all the "B's" were passionately
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I was wishing that Mr. Doremus began-
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friend could possibly serve you, I I of the ruscaze arrived. There were
wish you would let me be that man. I two custom house men near to choose
I know it seems niw as if such a thing from. and. as I've heard, in choosing
couldn't happen, but nothing's quite I between two evils it's better to choose
mpossible in this queer world, nnd I the less, I smiled beseechingly at the
and anyhow I shall alwpys be ready, smaller man, who had just "crammed
You could' trust me" . a nilc of lace blouses into tha box of a
I know that!" I couldn't resist lady with nervous prostration. '
breaking in. Whether lie was sated with cruel tv.
"I'm employed for the present at a 1 or whether he was naturally of an an-
clnb in New York. If you'd send word gelic disposition, I shall probably never
to Jim Brett at the Manhattan club, I know now. but the fact remains that,
there's nothing under the sun that Jim instead of turning '-out t!ie fiend I'd
Brett wouldn't do for yon. from find- been led to expect, he was one of the
ng a lost dog to taking a message most cor.3ider.ite men I've ever met.
across the worfd." I He wouldn't even let nte unlock my own
"First I must catch my dog before I boxes, but look the keys and opened
can lose him," I answered, laughing, them for me himself. (Didn't an ex-
"But if I do, or or there's anything ecutiouer braid the hair of some queen
else, I shan't forget." whose bead he was going to chop off?
That's a true promise, then, and I I must look the Incident up when I
have to. thank you for the third time, have time.) Anyway, I thought of it
Now, I'm not going to trouble yon any when the custom house man was being
longer. Ooodby." ' so nolite. but the analosrv didn't sro
Without stopping to think who Jio any farther, for my head never came
was, or who I was, I held out my off at all, and two of the boxes re-
hand, and his good looking brown face mained unopened.
grew red. He took the hand, pressed "You're English, aren't you?" ho
it hard once, dropped it abruptly, asked, and when I said ves. and that
turned on his heel and walked away i was only on a short visit, he treated
without looking back. my belongings as if thev were sacred.
1 was so interested in going over the if he disturbed anything, he laid it
conversation in my mind that I forgot I back nicely, keeping i:p a running con-
to feel like Beau Brummel with ono versa t ion as he went on. I told him
paw up In his glass case, and though I that English women mfght " bring
dare say ten minutes had passed, It home all the pretty clothes they liked
hardly seemed two, when, a wonderful from other countries, and that I con-
little black image in the shape of a boy sidered it most ungallant in such a
came sidling up to me, all rolling white chivalrous nation as America to deny
eyes and red grin, like a nice New- ladies a few Paris dresses.
foundland pPPy- He had some news- prt TOn happen to know, miss,
papers tucked under his arm, but in what's the income tax in your coun-
hls hand ..was a small basket of try?" he asked, tenderly putting back
peaches almost too beautiful to be real. SOme yellow hairpins which had fallen
But then, weren't they and wasn't be out of a box of mine,
part of my dream? "Dear me, no," I exclaimed. "But I
He grinned so much more that I was think it's sometimes more than a shiil-
afraid his round black face would ing In the pound. I've heard my
break into two separate halves, and brother say so. and as for the death
looking at me with his woolly head on duties. It's more than your life's worth
one side, he thrust out the basket. to die."
"Fur you, missy," said he, with a "A-ahl" said the nice man. "We
funny little accent, for all the world haven't got any income tax on this
like Sally Woodburn's. sije, aud folks can die in ieace when-
"They can't be for me. There must ever they please. I guess that kind of
be a mistake," said I, wishing there evens things up, don't it?"
wasn't, for the peaches did look de- i didn't know what to answer, so 1
llclous.. and there were two rosebuds thanked him for his kindness, and we
uig on top of the basket, one pink. parted the Wf,t of friemls.
the other white. "I don't know any Mrs Ess Kav apieared so quickly
one who could have sent them." afterward that it almost seemed as If
"The gent knows you, you bet, phe Lave locn 1v!n;; ia wa!t s,e
missy," replied the Image. "He guv wa3 lookins r,aI? and shattered, and
me a quarter and axed if I know'd my ji following close lehind. was
alphabet 'nuf to find letter B' an' tote positively haggard. Only Sally had
dese yere to the prettiest yonng lady weathered the storm without being
I'd ever seed. Most wite ladies dey 0utwardlv the worse for wear, but
looks all Jes alike to me, but you s
different, missy, an' I reckon de tings
must be fur you."
I had a horrible vision of this com
pliment proceeding from the Flash
light or the Evening Bat "What was
'the gentleman like?" I asked.
I "Like mos' any gent, missy, cept
that he was powerful tall, an' I reckon
"if he keeps right on like he's doin
; now he'll get mos' as brown as me
( Then I knew that I was safe in tak
ing the present, so I did and gave the
comical black Image two or three llt
I tie round white metal things I'd got
from the purser when I changed some
I English money. I didn't know how
much they were, and they looked ridic
ulously small, but he seemed pleased.
( When he had run off I turned my at
tention to the peaches. They wero
so big that there was room only for
,' four In the basket, and they seemed
"dreadfully pathetic considering from
I whom they had come.
That poor fellow must be almost
penniless or he wouldn't have been in
the steerage, yet he had bought peaches
ifor tne and given a "quarter" what
ever that -was to his quaint black Coll
of a ' messenger. I could ' have cried.
Nevertheless I ate two of the peaches
and reluctantly presented the other
i two. which, I couldn't possibly eat. to
even she didn't Ion-: as gind natured
"How have yon got alo:?g. you poor,
deserted darling?" affectionately in
quired Mrs. El-s Kay. undismayed by
a fixed gtize frori Sr.Hy. whi.li appar
ently sig::i-:l reproach.
"It wasn't very 1-a'l. and I've qui'.e
enjoyed mygelf." I replied. forgetting
some tedious inoir.o:its in the light of
others not tedious a:vl hoping tli:ttt!io
roses in my belt might pass unnoticed.'
Fortunately they did. otherwise I
should have been i:i a ditHculty. for I
should have hated to vulgarize the lit
tle episode by putting it into story
form for Mrs. Ess Kay. and presum
ably roses have not lieen taught tc
grow wild o:i the Aew iork docks, al
though they say Americans are so very
luxurious in- llieir tastes one would
A beautiful electric curri:!g. bigger
than a brougham, was waiting for us.
and we left Louise, with a butler or
some other manservant out of livery,
to wrestlewith .the luggage and bring
it in cabs "(which fhey called "hacks")
up to Mrs. Ess Kay's house in New
York, where I knew she meant to stop
for a few days before going on to New
port. The minute we drove away from the
docks I began to notice dozens of
thing:-; which made me tremendously
conscious that I was in a foreign coun
try. One would think, as so many of
these people were English, or, nyway.
British, liefore they were Americans
that their buildings and everything
else would be enough like to remind
one of home. But each street we turned
into showed me that this isn't r.t all
true in New York. There are bits like
raris at least you think so on a su
perficial glance but nothing in the
faintest degree like London.
Something in the air, too, made me
feel excited, a it does In Paris. Sparks
f electricity snapped ia my veins, and
I hod a presentiment of interesting
things that must surely happen.
(To Be Continued.)
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