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,THE ARGUS, SATURDAY.? SEPTEMBER 19, 1908.
By C N.'fi A. M. WILLIAMSON
Copyright. 1906. by McClar. ThilUps S3L 1 Co.
SYNOPSIS OP PRECEDIXG CnAP-
CHAPTER I The story is "told In the
first person by Lady Betty Bulkeley. the
pretty younr sister of the duke of Stan
forth. She is to visit America In care of
Mrs. Stuyvenant-Knox (Mrs. Kits Kay), a
leuderof American society, and the tat
ter's cousin. Miss Sally W'oodburn. in or
dT that her elder Mister Victoria's pro
spective fiance. .Sir (iilbcrt Mantell. may
not be attracted by her.
CHAPTER II. On board ship Betty
is attracted by a young American steer
aj?e passenger, who waves a child from
drowning. Mrs. Kss Kay, who is very
exclusive."' objects to Hetty's interest
In the younff man. Hetty also meets
Tom Doremus. cousin of Mrs. Van der
Windf, of New York society.
' "Miladi and the lieutenant will meet
at dinner," explained Louise. '"It is an
American custom that tha messieurs
send always flowers to the Indie,
lime, aud Mile. Woodburn have re
ceived bouquets also, but these roses
for mlladl are the most beautiful. Is
It miladl's wish, that I untie the rib
bon aud take out one or two for her to
I was on the point of saying "Yes."
because the flowers v. ere bo lovely and
because It would please Mrs. Ess Kay,
but on second thoughts I said "No,"
thanking Louise and asking her to puj
the creatures feet in water. Perhaps
It would be as well, I reminded my-
Belf, to seo this brother of Mrs. Ess
Kay's (of Whose existence I'd never
beard) before I went about armed with
his roses. I had already tucked the
white bill which had come to me o:i
the dock like a dove with an olive
branch Into the low neck of my frilly
white muslin frock, and I save it no
"Has madame gone down?' I asked.
for it occurred to me that it would be
awkward to rind myself alone for near
ly half an hour with a strange man.
"I think madame will be in the hall."
said Louise. And. satisfied. I descend
ed in a stately way suited to the
house into the fountain court. Nobody
was there, however, except a young
man in evening dreys, who jumied up
from a chair and set down a small
glass out of which he had been drink
ing. "Allow .me . to introduce myself."
raid he. "I know you must Iw Lady
Betty Eullceley. My name is Potter
I couUn't help wondering whether
his friends called him "Pot" for short,
and tle thought made me smile more
than I won Id haw smiled at a stran
ger If It hadn't popped Into my head.
This seemed to entourage him, which
I regretted. liecau?e you can see at
once by his face that he Isn't the kind
who needs encouragement. It Is some-thIng;-'Hke
Mrs. Ess Kay's face, only
younger, with" her square chin ' ana
bold ;blue eyes as pale r.s hers. The
likeness is all the stronger because
Mr. Parker wears no . mustache or
beard, and his dark hair, which falls
la two straight, thick blocks over hi;;
forehead. Is parted in the middle. You
would know if you saw him ri&ng a
white bear at the north pole that he
was an American young man. Why
or how, I'm not experienced enough in
Americans to tell, but I'm beginning
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all Anferican women have a dim sort
of family likeness to-each other. With
the girls, it's their chins and the way
they do their hair. But with the men
it's more mysterious. They look less
lazy and more feverish than our men,
"t. the same, time more humorous.
T.t?ir cjothes seem always to be
1 Mrs..- Ess Kay's nose turns down,
nnd her brother's turns up, which is
the principal difference In their fea
tures, and his makes him look very
impudent, though rather clever and
1 "My sister wrote . me about your
dimples. Lady Betty.", said he when I
smiled, and I screwed my mouth into
prunes and prisms as quickly as I
i -"iuuiu uuie luuuiii bum iuiu.i
, wefe .' hardly worth writing about,"
"My impression is that they're worth
about a million dollars an eighth of an
inch," he replied, "and I bet they'd
fetch that ia a bear market"
I began. to wish that Mrs. Ess Kay
or Sally would come, for I'm not used
to having persons who have just intro
duced themselves make remarks on
my dimples or other features.
"Don't be mnd with me," he went
onv- "or I shall think I've estimated
them too low. Oa mature considera
tion, as we soldier chaps say at a
court martial, I should be inclined to
set them higher. If you'll Just show
A "I think, if vou fion't mind." ni,l I.
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To Look Young
feel young and stay young
' keep the blood pure, the
stomach right, the bowels
regular, the skin clear and
the eyes bright with
Sold Everywhere. In boses 10. and t5c
"that Td rather speak of the weather.
"I'm afraid you're not used to Amer
icans," eaid he.
"I've met several, crossing, but none
of them talked to me about such
things," I replied rather primly.
"If they had 1 should have chal
lenged them." he retorted. "While
you're staying with my sister 1 con
sider myself n sort of guardian of
yours, and part of my duty will be to
keep off men other men with a stick,
"No, I dou't see,", said I. "Not that
fhere will lie the least necessity for
you to do anything of the sort."
"Oh, wou't there? Well, you just
wait till yon get to Newport, and
you'll find out differently. I've applied
for leave on purpose to help Kath pro
tect you, and I expect to put on a sut
of-chain armor under my clothes. But
first you're coming to visit me at West
"I don't think I am," I said.
"Oh, but you are. It's a promise of
Kath's. And shan't I be proud to show
you around? You shall see Flirtation
Walk the first thing. It's what the
ladies admire the most at the Toiut.
Perhaps you've heard of It?"
"No." said I. '"And 1 never heard
of West Tolnt. Is It a suburb of New
"Not much. It's our American Sand
hurst. T.ut you English people dou't
know anything about this side. I guess,
now, you think that Florida is in South
"I haven't thought about It yet," I
"That's right. I don't ask anything
better than to teach you the geography
of the United States. We'll legin with
Flirtation Walk. P.ut see here, Ijidy
Betty, that rose you've got on isn't a
good sample of what we can grow over
here. Didn't that maid of my sister's
take you something a little better from
"Something much bigger aud grand
er," I sraiJ, feeling loyal to my poor
white bud. "I was meaning to thank
"Don't do that: the things aren't
worth it. I only wanted to know
whether that French female had
played me false or not. But here
lomes my sister. I wish she'd taken
longer to do up her back hair. Now.
111 give you your wish and talk about
the. weather. Mighty hot day, isn't It
Won't you have a cocktail? I'd just
flushed mine when you came down."-"
"Of course Betty will have a cocS
tail. : We all do before dinner," said
Mrs. Ess Kay, sailing toward us In a
trailing white film of lace.
- But Betty didn t have one. though at
this moment several little glasses ap
peared on a tray. I was sure that
mother would not approve of cocktails
for me, as it sounds so fast for a
young girl who isn't yet out. When
excused myself Mrs. Ess Kay laughed
and said, "Then what about that slier
While I was trying to think what he
meant Sally came into the hall, and
Immediately after I was surprised by
a kind of musical moaning which le-
gan suddenly and kept on for a Ion
"That's the Japanese gong." said
Mrs. Ess Kay when I looked round to
see where the sound came from. "It's
for dinner. Potter, give Betty your
I was glad she didn't use that nick
name I'd been thinking of, for if she
had I should certainly have. laughed.
We began dinner by eating pinky
yellow melons cut in half and filled
with chopped Ice. I thought, at first
that It must be a mistake and they
ought to have come in -at dessert, but
everybody else ate theirs without ap
pearing disconcerted,' so I did mine,
and It was good. So Were' all the
other things that followed In a long
procession, though they were very
strange, and some of them I shouldn't
have known how to eat If Mr. Tarker,
whose place was next to mine, hadn't
We had bouillon partly frozen, in
stead of soup, and then eame the most
extraordinary little fried animals
which quite startled tne, they were so
like exaggerated brown spiders, don
in egg and breadcrumbs. "Soft shell
crabs, dear child," said Mrs. Ess Kay,
"and you eat every bit. down to tha
tipplest end of his claw.
I should ncyer have managed the
green corn, which grows like lots of
pearls set close together in rows on a
fat stick. If Mr. Tarker hadn't scraped
all the pearls off for me with a fork
and put butter and salt on them. I
liked hlra a little better after that,, for
he did the thing with great skill.
When I had got so far nothing could
surprise me,:' aud I didn't turn a hair
when I found that I wn3 expected to
cat pears cut up with salad oil. But
they, were alligator pears, and when
you tasted them It appeared that they
had nothing whatever to do with the
fruit kingdom. Best of all I liked the
watermelon which came at the end,
cut In little balls, looking like straw
berry water Ice and soaked in cham
pagne. I hope that all the things to
eat in America won't be so nice or I
! may grow stout before I go back, and
Vie says It Is better for a girl to hang
It was very trying, too, to find that
I was keeping every course waiting,
I've never been accused of greediness
at home, though I've often been, made
to feel guilty of most other sins in the
calendar, but I did feel queer when I
. began to realize that everybody else
! had finished what was on their plates,
when I'd just about discovered what
the thing was. It made me so uncom
fortable to see them all leaning back
waiting for me, after their plates had
' been whisked away, that I took to
bolting the rest of my food, and by
the time we'd got rid of nine courses
in about half an hour I felt qualified
to write the autobiography of an ana
conda. . " ,
As for the Iced water, I had intend
ed to refuse it at ' any cost, because
Vic and mother both solemnly warned
me that it made all the difference be
tween a complexion and mere sum:
But the minute I landed I began think
ing hard about Iced water, and I soon
discovered that when you are in
America a comparatively small con
sideration like a complexion would
never keep you from drinking it In
fact, nothing would. You feel as if
you must drink Iced water, pints of
iced water, In rapid succession. If not
only your complexion, but your whole
face were to be swept away In the
deluge. Once you have got the taste
nothing ca quench it but iced water,.
more iced water and still more iced
After dinner, while we were having
heavenly Turkish coffee in the foun
tain court, who should come but Mr.
Doremus. It seemed to me a funny
time to call, but apparently the others
didn't think it out of fhe way. He
wanted us to go to some theater on a
roof, and I should have loved it, espe
cially when Mrs. Ess Kay said you
didn't get smudges on your nose as
you would if you sat on a roof in Lon
don, a thing which I never heard of
anybody except cats doing. But she
was tired, and I suppose it would have
been ladylike for me to be, only I was
much too excited. So Mr. Doremus
stayed, and he and Mr. Parker talked
more slang in an hour than I think I
ever heard In my whole life, though I
have always considered Stan talented
In that way.
But Stan's slang and Vic's are quite
different from American slang. In
America you build up your whole con
versation out of it, and It's wonderful.
longed for a notebook while those
two men were talking' to put every
thing down, and I felt if people were
often going to be as funny as that
should need to go home soon to rest
When I go home I shall probably
have collected so much slang In my
pores that I shall talk about putting
on my "glad rags" when I'm going to
dress for dinner: my life will be my
"natural; I shall call Stan's motor
car the blue assassin or the homicide
wagon; I shall say my best frocks
are "mighty conducive; I shall gst
bored by poor Mr. Duckworth, our
newest curate, and tell him he's "the
limit; I may even take to abbrevlat
Ing my affirmatives and negatives by
saying- "yep" and "nope" when I'm In
A' htirry.'buf If 'I tlo". fall info" these
ways. I tremble to think what may be
the effect on mother.
III, Betty, you never told
me you were - inter
viewed on the dock."
These were the first
words Mrs. Ess Kay
said to me as I walked
In to breakfast, a little late because of
a wrestle I had had with a different
and even more exciting kind of bath.
, "I wasn't," said I, on the defensive,
though I couldn't be perfectly sure
what connection, if any, interviewing
had with the customs. "You told me
not to declare anything, and I didn't."
Mr. Tarker, looking as if he had
been melted, poured into his clothes
and then cooled off with iced water,
burst out laughing. -
"You're a daisy. Lady Betty," said
"Is It Invidious to be a daisy ? I
asked. . . .
"I guess I must look in the diction
ary for 'Invidious,' but a daisy's, a
flower that has budded In the green
fields of' England, whore there aren't
any new spa per reporters . or other
strange bugs." i .
'Totter!" exclaimed Mrs. Ess Kay.
"don't tease her, and when you've been
in the green fields of England you'll
say Insects, not er what you did say.
if you don't want ladies to faint all
around you on the floor." Then she
turned to me. "He means you're very
innocent, because you don't know what
it Is to be interviewed. But you must
have been it, all the same, for see here,
in this dreadful Flashlight." And she
handed me a newspaper, with one
page folded over and huge headings
dotted about at the top of paragraphs,
like the lines of big print that oculists
keep to make you try your eyesight
in the middle column I saw my name.
but I couldn't believe it was really
there.'in an American paper. I began
to think I wasn't awake yet, and that
this must be part of the dream I was
dreamipg all yesterday.
"BONN Y BETTY BULKELEY," I
read out aloud. "A Duke's Daughter
on the Dock. Call Her by Her Front
Name, Please. What Lady Betty
Thinks of Our Boys."
There was more, but when I had got
so far, I simply gasped.
"How dare they?"
"There isn't much they don't dare,
except to go back without a 'story, "
said Mr. Tarker, laughing. But I
didn't laugh. I was too angry.
"If my brother were here,, he'd kill
them," I said. . ,
"Then he hasn't got a sense of hu
mor,". replied Mr. Parker, "t don't see
how a duke could have and be a duke
nowadays, but I guess I wouldn't ralud
Heat in Oven Before Serving.
i . .
swopping "my sense of humor for a
dukedom, all the same!.' See here.
Lady Betty, you'll get -(to like our
newspapers before you've- been over
hero a month. They sort of . grow, ou
you. They're as Interesting as novels,
and almost as true'tolife."'j ".
."This isn't true to my life, anyway,
I said, not knowing whet!f6r I 'wanted
most to laugh or cry. : "Oli,' Sally Saily
Woddburn, will anybody believe I s'aid
such things as-these?" .
"Give the Flashlight to me and let
me look," she said. " And w hen she'd
taken the paper, she began to read the
stuff that came under the big headings
out aloud in her pretty, soft voice:
"Yesterday was a biazerr.but though
it was hot enough on tlie docks to
roast a coon when the Big Willie
steamed in that beautiful young visitor
to our shores, Lady Betty Bulkeley,
managed to look like the duke's daugh
ter and duke's sister she is and. so
far as a mere man could tell, without
the help of patent hair curlers or oth
er artificial aids to personal pulchri
tude. . ,
"A daughter of the gods, divinely
tall , and most divinely fair, she sat
on a throne of ducal luggage looking
queenly in an elegant white shirt
waist Built mostly of holes and emi
nently s,uited to her style of leauty
as well as the weather. She also had
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on a picture nat. whicn was superHu-J
ous, as she would have been a picture
without it, and below the waist she
was tailor made."
, "I think it's most insulting!" I broke
in. "And I was made at home, all the
way down." :
But Sal,ly Atent on: "I soon found
(writes the representative of the
Flashlight) that the sister of the Duke
of Stanforth, one of Britain's eligibles,
preferred to be addressed by her front
name of Lady Betty. 'I feel more at
home,' said she, with a sweet voice,
but a pronounced English accent,
'when I am called Lady Betty. And I
want to feel at home in America be
cause I expect to be some time with
my friend. Mrs. Stuyvesant-Knox. who
will show, me society over on this side.
I have heard so much about Newport,
don't you know. I fancy It will be too
"What's deevy?" I demanded, with
"Oh, that's supposed to be what
smart Englishwomen say for divine."
"I never heard of it." I sneered
"much less said' it I'm sure mother
would consider it quite profane."
"Well, do be quiet, chi'.d. nd listen
to what the Flashlight savs you said
'Whr.t opinion have you formed of our
society women and clubmen on board
the Willie? was the next question.
".'I think your 'ladies are - bettei
dressed than ours, and the gentlemen
are Just lovely. They-.don't sit around
and waft while we girls amuse them;
they hustle to give us a goqd time, and
they know liow to do It I shonldnt
wonder If I should hate' to go home
and associate with lords after being a
summer girl in Newport. 1 don't see
how why American, girls go out of
their own country to marry. 1
" 'I suppose we shall be seeing yorr
brother, the duke, over here before
' " 'Ills grace may come to fetch me
back,' replied her ladyship. 'lie has
never beeih to America, but it Is one of
the desires of his life to come, and
your American lteauties had better look
out, for he is a gay young bachelor,
and I shouldn't Ik? surprised If he took
a fancy to carry home a duchess. Mrs.
Stuyvesant-Kuox will entertain him
also, nnd maybe he will paint some of
America red.' "
"That's all alout you, I .see," Sally
finished up. "The rest Is about Cousin
Katherine and me. It says we've come
back with a touch of the Tlccadilly ac
cent, nnd it criticises my nose and the
way Cousin Katherine puts on her hat.
It descrlles this house all wrong and
says the Newport cottage 'knocks
pots' out of Mm. Van der Windt's cot
tage. It also mentions Cousin Potter,
'and cnllH htm 'one of our army dudes.
But w don't mind, and yon mustn't.
Every body reads the Flashlight for
the sake of tho shocks, but nobody be
lieves Its flashes." - "
"Still, you inttst have said something
to tho man," remarked Mrs. Ess Kay.
t'l only said 'No, but' or 'Yes,
but " I Insisted. "Truly and truly
nothing tlev And oh. there was a Bat,
too, who tried to talk to me."
"Sfrtt Scott, the Evening Batr
chortled Mr, Tarker. "Look out for
omethtng rich tonight." .!
"Cuu't he be fitopued?" I asked.
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try Shredded Wheat for ten mornings.
Shredded Wheat is the whole wheat,
steam-cooked, shredded and baked. It is
not "treated," "flavored" or "compounded"
with anything. For breakfast, heat the
Biscuit in oven to restore crispness, pour
hot milk over it, add a little cream and a
dash of salt. Your grocer sells it.
"Might as well try to stop Niagara
with a tin can. The less you said the
more the Bat will say. But it doesn't
matter. Nolody'll care. Reporters are
paid by the yard for imagination: In
formation's gone out, though I do hear
you use it still on your side."
. I was 'just going to defend Informa
tion (British) at the expense of imagi
nation (American), when I remembered
that the "army dude" which sounds
rather like something you might buy
at the stores had sent me up an enor
mous bouquet of violets as big as a
breakfast plate, and that I'd forgotten
to thank him. I did so at once, but
it seemed that I had blundered.
"Violets?" he echoed. "Must have
' bAon CAina rttlint" FnllrtTir T canf T-rti
! uv -uv wu-a. a.vsvt U l J vu
r "On, then the cards got mixed, I
said. "I thought the gardenias were
Ifrom Mr. Doremus. How kind of you j
Iboth. I was so surprised to receive!
isuch lovely flowers."
. "Our American buds are surprised
when they don't get them. They would
think it a cold day when they didn't
have a slight morning haul of flowers
must be out of season ones or they're
'no use new novels or candy. What
do men over on your side of the wa
ter do to convince you girls that they
think you're as beautiful as you really
I thought for a minute, and then I
'said that perhaps we weren't as hard
'to convince as American girls. I don't
know whether this was a proper an
swer or not, but, anyway, Mr. Tarker
laughed, and then began to plan what
we should do for the day.
! "Say, let's run her over to Coney
Island." he .said..
Cardui is a purely vegetable extract, a simple,
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women, of all ages, for womanly pains, irregularity,
falling feelings, nervousness, weakness, and any
other form of sickness,
Mrs. rA C, Beaver, of Unicoi, Route No. 1, Mar
bleton, Tenn., . writes: "I suffered with bearing
down pains, feet swelled. Dain in rif?ht side, headache.
7 X - C3 7 f
pains in shoulders, . nervous palpitation and other
troubles 1 cannot mention, but I took Wine of Cardui
and nave lound it the
tor, iemale troubles." ,
AT ALL DRUG STORES
. "Oh. my dear boy!" exclaimed Mrs.
Ess Kay. "Not for anything. The
duchess would have a 11 I mean, she
would be horrified."
But when I heard that Coney Island
was like a kind of glorified Margate
(which I've never lieen to. but only
hpard alout), with switchbacks and all "
sorts of shows. I said that mother
would consider it a chapter In the lib
eral education of a resioctable British
tourist and it was decided that we
should dine there. Mrs. Ess Kay had
to do a lot of things before she could
go on to Newport so we were to shop
all the morning, lunch at Sherry's, rest
In the afternoon and spend the evening
at Coney Island. Next day we were to
go to West Toint, where Mr. Tarker is
stationed, and stay there all night for
a cadet ball.
Just as we had got this programme
settled, and were making up our minds
to go out early, "while It was cool?
(we should all have been lying about
.with wet handkerchiefs on our fore
heads at home, and there would have
been special prayers in church if It
had ever been what New Yorkers seem
to think cool), the butler came in leading
by a leash a perfect angel of a dog, a
little French bull, with skin satiny as'
h ripe chestnut, and eyes like rosettes
of brown velvet, with diamonds shin
ing through them. He had on a spiky
silver collar, fringed on each edge with
white horsehair, and he came trotting
into the room with a high action of
his paws, dainty and proud, like a
horse that knows he's on show, and
his tiny head was cocked on one Bide
as If he were asking us to please ad
mire him and be his friends.
(To Be Continued.)
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best medicine I ever used,
Try - Cardui.