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.L orklfmr. Wran
o ecty and ider
- e.,body.7-Aryoung woman who SO
diWra-I :.theinn and sub
.~~uetly "~sapare . -suspected.
bnj, for New.York
srd ng5ow storm.
tawas she mta a oung' woman in
Sron' proesto be- the. womait
k~a. -Wk, F'.-eei*g -that lthe'
-dom te seivice fnridin her
an wjo though uhe- loved him
had caused her gret r
-WrandN -determines to sheld her
u*Avd- akes her, to her own .home Mrs.
liene ars the. story of-Hetty Cas
ife; except that portion that. re
M-~,tq.WraudsiL 'This. and the story of
Awedy,; she forbids the girl ever to
a home, frendship
rion account of the
Sara .WzandaU -4 Betti
-, rt ew after .n
- a ny-eErrope. ,leslie
Sara andbecomles greatly
n Sarksees In' es
-ftor revenge on
tin for the
ho -eat, tbe hands of
&b in .,com
t randonr-BOoth. an
Sara At hler countrY pl
t- Sgaathat beI -mal
:7 -56' He speaks
4~ber Sa It must
her very much
Non an evening
di ret on this,
~ ~ i%~kd &~ar~change in Het
ai been convers
- ti5to them
t~ethe kmeMlo&Ae&~ejqe' Impendft
- n~ for efme Tea
ih e rpsed to a state
wa Hi short of Sul
ti 'he had been
a-; take h~ze agotor. An
- t was the excuse
e gael fre goirer with him.
oy handsom - ver
'she came down to the
o" he said to himself. "she
:d lher Into the car with the
P a ,ordwtier, and' she "smled
Qy,.az a princess might
id the days, when knight
s atiimdown it his little
'}I~at-&t, e -piutthe 'question that
~n~~thliiin his. mind all the
5~y~ow11tib liady stretch they had
~H~e.ver .seen petty Glynn,
Sad was aways prepared. She-knew
the..nestion would come when least
'Oh$e~'~ she 'eplied, with inter
een ~ounoticed -the resem
bJI'he3~are as like as two peast
sn' t extraordnary?"
' was *s~it staggered. ;"I hate
ex~eez H~ttyGlyain," he'replied.
~ You~iaveseen photographs
sis~as 6comeof her?" he ask
4~iQT~herquestion. "Is she still
:nows,' she .replied lightly.
~Eea~ghtande were together
~~l~trr~e aw her. Who knows?
"It' Alt Tommy-Rot," He Growled.
Sheimay hare married into the nobili
ty by this time. She was a very poor
actress,, but the loveliest thing in the
worldexcepting our Hetty, ,. of
Jf he- conuld have seen the troubled
look in hr eyes as she was whirled
off to the- village, he might not have
gone about the cottage with such a
blithesome air. He was happier than
he had been in days, and all because of
Leslie Wrandall did not arrive by
the evening train.- He telephoned late
in the afternoon, not to Hetty but to
Sara, to say that he was unavoidably
detained and would not leave New
York until the next morning. Some
thing in his voice, in his manner of
speaking, disturbed her. She went to
bed that night with two sources of un
easiness threatening her peace of
mind. She scented peril.
HAD SOMETHING LEFT OVERj
Senator Was Wondering Just How He
Would Employ the Remnant of
.Hip Salary Left.
Senator John K. Shields of Tenne
see is a homnelover and likes his own1
fireside better than the gilded gloriesI
of a gaudy hostelry, On his big planta
tion out in his state he has a large,
colonial mansion surrounded by sev
eral hundred acres of fine land on
which he pastures cattle, ponies and
.But when he came to the capital
ind sought to get a house suitable for
fik Ipres and penates, he found it a
inBGlt task. An energetic real es
Smotored him and his wife
-rnonehouse to another, each time
he rrisil~ng skyward for the rent.
;ow th senator receives $7,000 a
-er and if &epays out much for rent
ewilhave to be pretty economical
his food and clothing.
So he .and Mrs. Shields tramped
~ ?huse oal kinds .for days. Ati
The imotor met him at the station II
and Sara was waiting for him in the I
cool, awning-covered verandah as he
drove up. There was a' sullen, dissat- I
isfied look in his face. She was stretch- I
ed out comfortably, lazily, in a great
chaise-lounge, her -black little slippers i
peeping out at him with perfect aban
"Helo," he said shortly. She gave
himt her hand. "Sorry I couldn't get I
out last. night." He shook. her %ad I
"We. missed you," she sald.,"Pull up <
a chair. I was never so lazy as now.
Dear me, I am afraid I'll get stout and
"Spring. fever," he announced. He I
was plainly out of sorts. "I'll stand, if t
'you, don't mind. . Beastly tiresome, sit- I
ting in a hot, stuffy train."
He took a couple of turns across the
porch, his eyes shifting"in the eager,
annoyed manner of 'one who seeks for
something that, in the correct order of
things, -ought to -be plainly visible. t
"Please sit down, Leslie. You make I
me nervous, frgnping about like that.
We can't go In for half an hour or S
"Can't- go In?" he demanded, aop
ping..before her. He began tarpull at
his little moustache.
"No. Hetty's positn& They won't
termit even me to disturb tLem."
I He glared. With a final, almost dra
matic twint he gave over jerking at
iis moustache, and grabbed up a chair, t
hChie put down beside her with a
.Vsemance that saoke plainer' than
"I say," he began, eowling in the
direction of the doorway, "how long is
he geing to be at thid silly' job?"
"Silly job? Why, it is to be a mas
terpiece," she cried.
"I asked you how long?" t
"Oh, how can I tell? Weeks, per
haps. One can't prod a genius."
"It's . all tommy-rot," he growled.
"i suppose Id better take the next
train back'to town."
"Don't you like talking with me?"
she inquired, with a pout.
"Of course I do," he made haste to <
say. -"But do you mean to say they
won't let anybody -in where- Oh, I
say! This Is rich!"
"Spectators upset the muse, or
words to, that effect."
He stired gloomily at his cigarette f
case fbr a moment. Then he carefully
selected .a cigarette and tapped it on
the back of his hand.
"See here, Sara, rm going to get
thi'off .my ch~st," he said -bluntly. (
"I've been thinking It over all weeln ~
I. don't like' this portrait peinting non
"Dear me! Didn't you suggest it?"
she intrired innocently, but all the '
time her heart was beating violent ~
time to the song-of triumpph.
He was jealous. It was what she ~
wanted, what she had hoped for all ~
along. -Her purpose fnow was to en
coura6 the ugly flame that tortured E
him, to fan it into fury, to make it un
endurable. She knew him well: His ~
supreme egoism' could not withstand ~
an attack upon its comptscency. Like ~
all the Wrandalls, he had the habit I
of thinking too well of himself. He
possessed a clearly-defined sense of 3
humor, but It did not begin to include ~
self-sacrifice among its endowments. C
He had never- been able to laugh at
himself for the excellent reason that
some things were truly sacred to him. t
She realized this, and promptly I
laughed at him. He stiffened. I
"Don't snicker, Sara," _he growled. C
He took time to light his cigarette, and I
at the, same time to consider his an- t
swer to her question. "Iii a way, yes. I
I suggested a tort, of portrait, of
course. A' sketchy, thing, something I
like that, you know. But not an all
summer operation." I
"But she doesn't mind," explained I
Sara. "In fact, she Is enjoying It She I
and Mr. Booth get on famously to- U
"She likes him, eh?" /
"Certainly. Why shouldn't she like -
him? He is adorable." - C
He threw his cigarette over the rail
ing. "Comes here every day, I sup- I
"My dear Leslie, he Is to do me as I
soon as he has finished with her. I
don't like youir manner."
"Oh," he said In a dull sort of won- I
der. No one had ever cut him short C
in just that way before. "What's up, I
Sara? Have I done anything out of c
"You are very touchy, it seems to r
"I'm 'sore about this confounded por- q
"I'm sorry, Leslie. I suppose you
will have to give in, however. We are E
tree to one against you-Hetty, Mr.
Booth andLI" -
"I see." he said, rather blankly. z
hen he drew his chair closer. "See s
ere, Sara, you know I'm terribly keen t;
about her. I think about her, I dream a
about her, I- oh. well, here It is in a'
utshell: I'm in love with her. Now 'v
o you understand?" u
"I 'don't' see how you could help be- d
ing in love with her,"'she said calmly.
I believe It is a habit men have where
she is concerned."
"You're not surprised?" he cried. ?
imself surprised. d
"Not In the least."
"I mean to ask her to marry me,"
regiment and ornate enough to suit o
the Shah of Persia. He took them a
over ltffrom top to bottom and at last t<
stood up before them in the handsome tl
."What Is the rent?" asked the sena- Ii
tor, who was mightily pleased with the s:
"Very reasonable," replied the agent.
"Only $6,500 a year."
Senator Shields went over to a win
dow and stood for a time In deep '5
"Well. sir, what Is It that Is puz- z
sling you?" inQuired the agent
"Nothing much," remarked Shields, 3
"I was only thinking what I would do a
with the other five hundred of my sal- t
Dr. Alexis Carrel, the famous sur- 1
gon of the Rockefeller Institute in
New York, said the other day of an y
experiment that he deemed danger
"An experiment of that nature re
minds me of the Cinnaminson carder.
or e Bar
e announced with finality. This was
ntended to' bowl her over completely.
She looked at him for an instant,
md then shook her head. "I'd like to
ie able to wish you good luck."
He stared. "You don't mean to say
he'd be fool enough-" he began in
redulously, but caught himself up in
ime. "Of course, I'd have to take my
hances," he concluded, with more hu
ility than she had ever seen him dis
Play. "Do you know of any one else?"
"No," she said seriously. "She doesn't
onfide in me to that extent, I fear.
ve never asked."
"Do you think there was any one
ack there in England?" He put it
i the past tense,' so to 'speak, as if
here could be no question about the
"Oh, I dare say."
He was regaining his complacency.
That's neither .here nor there," he
eclared. The thing I want you to do,
ara, Is 'to rush this confounded por
ait. I don't like the idea, not a little
",.don't blame you for being afraid
(the attractive Mr. Booth," she said,
ri a significant lifting of her eye
'Tm going to have it over with be
>re I go up to town, my dear girl," ie
nnounced, in a matter-of-fact way.
rve given the whole situation a
Leuce of a lot of thought, and I've
ciade up my mind to do it. I'm not
he sort, you know, to delay matters
nce my mind's made up. By Jove,
'ara. you ought to be pleased.' I'm
ot such a rotten ctch, if I do say It
She was perfectly still for a long
me, so still that she did not appear
> be breathing. Her eyes grew dark
r, more mysterious. If he had taken
e pains to notice, he would have seen
bat her fingers were rigid.
"I am pleased," she said, very gently.
She cofild have shrieked the words.
[ow she hated all these smug Wran
"I came to the decision yesterday,"
e went on, tapping the arm of the
hair with his finger tips, as if timing
is words with care. and precision.
Spoke to dad about it at lunch. I
as coming out on the five o'clock, as
d planned, but he seemed to think
d better talk it over with the mater
rst. Not that she would be likely to
ck up a row, you know, but-well.
>r policy's sake. See what I mean?
ecent thing to do, you know. She
ever quite got over the way you and
.hal stole a march on her. God knows
m not like Chal"
Her eyes narrowed again. "No," she
aid, "you are not like your brother."
"Chal was all right, mind you, in
hat he did," he added hastily, noting
e look. "I would do the same, 'pon
y soul I would, if there were any
nseless objections raised In my
ase. But, of1 couse, It was right for
e to talk Its over with her, just the
ae. So I stayed in and gave them
1 the chance to say what they
ought of me-and, incidentally, of
[etty. Quite the decent thing, don't
o think? A feligw's .mother is his
sother, after all See what I mean?"
"he is quite satisfied, then, that
o are not throwing yourself away on
iss Castleton," said .Sara, with a
.eep breath, which he mistook for a
"Oh,. trust mother to nose into
bings. -She knows Miss Castleton's
edigree from the ground up. There's
)ebrett, you 'see. What's more, you
an't fool her in a pinch. She knows
ood when she sees it. Father hasn't
e same sende of proportion, however.
e says you never can tell."
Sara was startled. "What do you
"Oh, it's nothing to speak of; only a
ray he has of grinding mother once
a while. He uses you as an exam
le to prove that you never can tell,
d mother has to admit that he's
Ight. You have upset every onie of
er pet theories. She sees It now, but
-whew! She couldn't see It in the
d days, could she?"
"I fear not," said she in a'-low voice.
[er eyes smouldered. "It is quite nat
ral that she should not want you to
sake the mistake your brother made."
"Oh, please don't put It that way,
ara. You make me feel like a con
munded prig, because that's what It
omes to, with them, don't you know.
nd yet my attitude ehas always been
lear to them where you're concerned.
was strong for you' from the begin
ing. All that silly rot about-"
"Please, please l" shae burst out,
uivering all over.
"I beg your pardon," he stammered.
You-you know how I mean It, dear
"Please leave me out of it, Leslie,"
be said, collecting herself. After a mo
ient she went on calmly: "And so you
re going to marry my poor little Het
, and they are all pleased with the
"If she'll have me," he said with a
rink, as If to say there 'wasn't any
se .doubting It. "They're tickled to
"Viv's a snob. She says Hetty's
iuch too good for me, blood and bone.
That business, says she, has a Wran
all aspiring to the descendant ,of
[enry the Eighth!"
wner how It happened, and in doing
)shot him. When the police came
arrest him he attempted to show
iem how he had shot the owner, and
doing so shot a constable. Later,
showing the coroner how he had
ot the constable, he shot the coro
Short Story Writers.
I asked H. G. Wells, while lunching
rith him last month at the National
iberal club in London, why he wrote
o more short stories." The speaker
ras an artist. He continued: "Mr.
'ells said that the're was very little
oney In short et-ries. He said that
tie yarns about the enormous sums
aid by magazines for short stories
ere mostly fakes-fakes got up by
ditors, which writers~ supported out of
anity. "In fact," Mr. Wells conclud
d. "In fact, despite these fakes.
'ou'll find that all short story writers
Electric Power Preferred.
Electric power has been adopted by
2 ByDMefAD & C*1?MP
"The Murgatroyds go back to old
Henry, straight as a plummet. 'Gad,
what Vivvy doesn't know about Brit
ish aristocracy isn't worth knowing.
She looked it up the time they tried to
convince her she ought to marry the
duke. But she's fond of Hetty. She
says she's a darling. She's right:
Hetty is too good for me."
Sara swished her gown about and
rose gracefully from the chaise
longue. Extending her hand to him
she said, and he was never to forget
the deep thrill in her voice: .
"Well, I wish you good luck, Leslie.
Don't take no- for an answer."
"Lord, if sh'e should say no," he
gasped, confronted by the possibility
of such stupidity on Hetty's part.
"You don't think she will?"
Her answer was a smile of doubt,
the effect of which was to destroy his
tranquility for hours.
"It is time for luncheon. I suppose
He Blinked in' Astonishment,
we'll have to interrupt them. Perhaps
it is just as well, for your sake," she
He grinned, but It was a sickly ef
"You're the one to spoil anything of
that sort," he said, with some as
"Certainly," he said with so much
meaning in the word that she flushed.
Hetty and Booth came into view at
that instant. The paijiter was laying
a soft, filmy scarf over the girl's bare
shoulders as he followed close behind
"Hello!" he cried, catching sight of
Wrandall. "Train late, old chap?
We've been expecting you for the last
hour. How are you?"
He came up with a frank, genuine
smile of pleasure on his lips, his hand
extended. Leslie rose to the occasion.
His self-esteem was largers thaft his
grievance. He shook Booth's hand
heartily, almost exuberantly.
"Didn't want to disturb you, Bran
dy," he cried, cheerily. "Besides, Sara
wouldn't let me." He then passed on
to Hetty, who had lagged behind.
Bending low over her hand, he said
something commonplace in a very low
tone, at the same time looking slyly
out of the corner of his eye to see if
Booth- was taking it all in. Finding
that his friend was regarding him rath
er fixedly, he obeyed a sudden impulse
and raised the girl's slim hand to his
lips. As suddenly he released her fin-.
gers and straightened up with a look
of surprise in his eyes; he had dis
tinctly heard the agitated catch in her
throat. She was staring at her hand
in a stupefied sort of way, holding it
rigid before her eyes for a moment
before thrusting it behind her back
as if it were a thing to be shielded
from all scrutiny save her own.
"You must not kiss it again, Mr.
Wrandall," she said in a low, intense
voice' . Then she passed him by and
hurried up the stairs, without so much
as a glance over her shoulder.
He blinked in astenishment. All of,
a sudden there swept over him the
unique sensation of shyness-most'
unique in him. He had never been
ashamed before in all his life. Now
he was curiously conscious of having
overstepped the bounds, and for the
first time to be shown his place by a
girl. This to him, who had no
scruples about boundary lines.
All through luncheon he was vola
tile and gay. There was a bright spot
in his cheek, however, that betrayed
him -to Sara, who already suspected
the temper of his thoughts. He talked
aeroplaning without cessation, direct
ing most of his conversation to Booth,
yet thrilled with pleasure eaich time
Hetty laughed at his sallies. He was
beginning to feel like a half-baked
schoolboy in her presence, a miost ae
plorable state of affairs he had to
"If you hate the trains so much,
and your automobile is out of whack,
'why don't you try volplaning down
from the Metropolitan tower?" de
manded Booth in response to his lugu
brious wail against the beastly luck
of having to go about in railway
coaches with a lot of red-eyed, nose
blowing people who hadn't got used
to their spring underwear yet.
"Sinister suggestion, I must say,"
EARTH WORM OF MUCH VALUE
Humble Assistant of Agric61tUrist
Has Not H-itherto Been Given the
Credit It Deserves.
That the earth worm has some pur
pose in life, aside from acting as fish
bait, chicken feed or even being man
gled in the interests of science, is
now admitted by the observers who
have been. studying him in his rela
tions to the world. They descover
that he Is a drain digger and practical
At any rate it Is now definitely es
'tablished that his holes in damp soil
materially assist in carrying off the
surplus moisture and admit light, two
things which go far towards making
that soil productive for the farmer.
Furthermore, in digging these holes
the earth worm brings the dirt to
the surface in a finely pulverized con
dition.'- It is a rich loam and thus pre
pared Is extremely fertile.
Of course a single worm is incap
able of depositing a considerable
he exclaimed. "You must be eager to
see my life blood scattered all over
creation. But, speaking of volplaning,
I've had three lessons this week. Next
week Bronson says I'll be flying like
a gull. 'Gad, it's wonderful. I've had
two tumbles, that's all-little ones,
of course-net result a barked knee
and a peeled elbow."
"Watch out you're not flying like
an angel before you get through with
it, Les," cautioned the painter. "I see
that a well-known society leader in
Chicago was killed yesterday."
"Oh,. I love the danger there is in
t," said Wrandall carelessly. "That's
what gives zest to the sport."
"I love it, too," said Hetty, her eyes
agleam. "The glorious feel of the
wind as you rush through it! And
yet one seems to be standing perfect
ly still in the air when one is half a
mile high and going fifty miles an
hour. Oh, it Is wonderful, Mr. Wran
"I'll take you out in a week or two.
Miss Castleton, if you'll trust your
self with me."
"I will go," she announced promptly.
Booth frowned. "Better wait a
bit," he counseled. "Risky business,
Miss Castleton, flying about with
"Oh, come now!" expostulated
Wrandall with some heat. "Don't be
a wet blanket, old man."
"I was merely suggesting she'd bet
ter wait till you've got used to your
"Jimmy Van Wickle took his wife
with him the third time up," said Les
lie, as if that were the last word in
"It's common report that she keeps
Jimmy level, no matter where she's
got him," retorted Booth.
"I dare say Miss Castleton can
hold me level," said Leslie, with a pro
found 'bow to her. "Can't you, Miss
She smiled. "Oh, as for that, Mr.
Wrandall, I think we can all tr'ust you
to cling pretty closely to your own
"Rather ambiguous, that," he re
"She means you never get below it,
Leslie," said- Booth, enjoying himself.
"That's the one, great principle in
aeroplaning," said Wrandall, quick to
reovqr. "Vivian says I'll break my
neck some day, but admits it will be
a besoic way of doing it. Much nobler
than pitching out of an automobile or
catapulting over a horse's head in
Central park." He paused for effect
before venturing his 'next conclusion.
It must be ineffably sublime, being
squashed-or is it squshed?-after a
drop of a mile or so, isn't it?"
-He looked to see Miss Castleton
wince, and was some'what dashed to
ind that she was lookiafg out of the
window, qgaite oblivious to the peril
e was in figuratively for her special
onsideration. - '- -
Booth ' was acutely reminded that
the term "prig" as applied to Leslie
was a misnomer; he hated the
thought of the other word, which re
lectively he rhymad with "pad."
It occurred to him early in the
course of this one-sided discussion
that the hostess was znaking no ef
fort to take part ii it, whether from
lack of interest or because of its friv
olous nature he was, of course un
able to determine. Later, he was
struck by the curious pallor of her
face, and the lack-luster expression
f her eyes. She seldom removed her
gaze from Wrandall's face, and yet
there persisted in the observer's
mind the rather uncanny impression
that she did not hear a word her
brother-in-law was saying. He, in
turn, took to watching her covertly.
At nb time did her expression change.
or reasonsi of his own, he did not
attempt to dra* her into the conver
saion, fascinated as he was by the
study of that beautiful, emotionless
face. Once he had th4 queer sensa
tion of feeling, rather than seeing, a
haunted look in her eyes, but he put
it down to fancy en his part.
And Leslie babbled on in blissful
ignorance of, not to say disregard for,
this. strange -ghost at the feast, for,
to Booth's mind, the ghost of Challis
Wrandall was there.
Turning to Miiss Castleton with a
significant look in his eyes, meant to
to call her attention~ to Mrs. Wrandall,
he was amazed to find that every yes
tige of color had gone from the girl's
face. She was listenings to Wrand'all
and replying in monosyllables, but
that she was aware of the other wom
an's abstraction was not for an in
stant to be doubted. Suddenly, after
a quick glance at Sara's face, she
looked squarely into Booth's eyes, and
he saw in hers an expression of actual
concern, if not alarm.
Leslie was in the middle of a een
tence when Sara laughed aloud, with
out excuse or reason. The next in.
stant she was looking from one to the
other in a dazed sort of way, as if
coming out of a dream.
Wrandall turned bcarlet. There had
been nothing in his remarks to call
for a laugh, he was quite sure of that.
Flushing slightly, she murmured some
thing about having -thought of an
amusing story, and begged him toc
go on, she wouldn't be rude again.
He had little zest for continuing the
subject and sullenly disposed of it i.a
a word or two.
ground, the scientist figures that the
daily deposit by earth worm excava
tion amounts to 50 pounds for every
acre which they inhabit. This scat
tered' over the leaves and mold ai
ready there has a distinct fertilizing
value, which, in conjunction with the
effect of light and drainage already
noted, would seem to entitle the earthl
worm to~ a respect which he has not
She Was No Easy Mark.
Martha is seven, and has shown
more than' ordinary childish ave
to learning lessons, being washe
having curls made smooth an
and less than the average ,
One day upon her retu
day school she was quest'
what she had learned fron
teacher this time. She criec
flashing eyes and an indign
her pretty head. "Why, m
teacher told me today that eY ''
the Children of Israel wal! .
the Red sea and not gt
"lWh::t te devil was there to li
at, Brandy?" he demanded of
friend after the women had left th
together on the porch a few minu
later. Hetty had gone upstairs %
Mrs. Wrandall, her arm clasped tij
ly about the older woman's waist
"I dare say she was thinking ab
you falling a mile or two," said Bo
But he was perplexed.
The young men coled their hi
for an hour before word was brou
down to them that Mrs. Wran,
begged to be excused for the af
noon on account of a severe hi
ache. Miss Castleton was with I
but would be down later on. M4
while they were to make themsel
at home, and so on and so forth.,
Booth took his departure, lea'
Leslie in sole possession of the po
He was restless, nervous, excit
half-afraid to stay there and face I
ty with the proposal he was de
mined to make, and wholly afraid
forsake the porch and run the risk
missing her altogether if. she C9
down a signified. Several thi
disturbed him. One was Hetty's
plorable failure to hang on his wc
as he had fondly expected her to
and then there was that very dis
eting laugh of Sara's. A hund
times over he repeateA to himself I
sickening question: "What the d,
was there to laugh at?" and no
swer suggested itself. He was de
edly cross about it.
Another hour passed. His "hl
were quite cool by this time, but,
blood was boiling. This was a de
of a wiy to treat a fellow who
gone to the trouble to come all
way out in a stuffy train, by Jove
was! With considerable asperity
rang for a servant and comman
him to fetch a time table, and to
quick about it, as there might b
train leaving before he .could get b
if it took him as long to find it
it took other people to-remember t
obligations! His sarcasm failed
impress Murray, who said he thou
there was a schedule in Mrs. W1
dall's room, and he'd get It as 9
as the way was clear, If Mr. Wran4
didn't mind waiting.
"If I minded waiting," snapped I
lie, "I wouldn't be here now."
As the footman was leaving, Sal
automobile whirled up to the pO
"Who is going out, Murray?"
called in surprise.
"Miss Castleton, sir. For the
"The deuce you say!" gasped
harassed Mr. WrandalL. It was
pretty kettle of fish!
Hetty appeared a few minutes la
attired for motoring.
"Oh, there you are," she said, ei
ig him. "I am going for a 5]
Want to come al'ng?"
He syallowed hard. The ends
his mustache described a pair of
solutely horizontal exciamat
points. "If you don't mind being
cumbered," he remarked sourly.
T"I don't in the least mind," said'i
''Where are you going?" he- as:
Iwithout much enthusiasm. He wai
'to be caught appearing eager, not
Besides, It wasn't anything to be:1
"Yonder," she said with a lib4
wepoher arm, tak n.in the wi
"What the Devil Was There to La
landscape. "And be home in timi
dress for dinner," she added, as i
relieve his mind.
"Good Lord!" he groaned, "do
have to eat again?" .'
"We have to dress for it, atle
"I'll go,"- je exclimed, and am1
off to secure a cap and coat.
"Sara has planned for a run
Lenox tomorrow if it <|loesn't ra
she informed him on his return.
"Oh," he said, staring. "Booth
a day off on the portrait, then."
I"Being Sunday," rhe smiled.
knock off on Sundags and bank I
days. But, after all, he doesn't re
get a holiday. He is to go with
(TO BE CONTINUED.)
The United States aavy departs
aims to develop to perfection
smokeless torpedo boat destro
just as the navies ci all the other
tions are trying. to d1o; but a ret
test gave results mo3st gratifying
the officials. It was shown dining
annual speed tests of the third
fourth groups, including ten vessel
The Jouett exceeded her* cont
speed by averaging 32.9. 6n a
hours' run. The Bealefoio the'
hornets," carried off 4 he smoke
rho rig 109 per cent. She
om her funnels.
d Deep Sea.
in his "Expedi1
giment" (to the]1
ed In London in 1
mand charged a
were some dista
~ve d not elevate t)
edecemtheir shot be
to dro ckey's men,
Interesting Ruins Found'at Fort
Structure Was Built by Members of
Russian-American Fur Company
Expedition in 1813 and Used
for Place of Worship.
San Francisco.-At Fort Ross, Cali
gh fornia, some fifty miles north of San
his Francisco, there are the very interest
em Ing remains of what was once a church
tes of the Holy Orthodox religion-as the
ith members of the Eastern or Greek
ht- church call their faith. It was in 1809
that an expedition of the Russian
:mt American Fur company came south
th from Sitka, and made a settlement at
Bodega' bay, which they called Port
Rumiantsof. Two years later they
chose a position for their main post
about twenty miles farther north, a
little beyond the Russian river, which
they called the Slavianka. At this
el point, which they named Ros, or Rus,
ght they built a fort with watchtowers and
all mounted 40 cannon.
ter- The settlement was ostensibly only
ad- a peaceful trading post and a center
ier, for sealing operations. There was no
an- reason, however, in the character of
ves the Indian inhabitants of the region.
for a post of such strength, and it
Ing seems probable that the company. in
-ch. tended to hold the territory as a Rag
ed; sian celony, and by gradual settlement
let- farther south, to offer an effective
ter- challenge to the claims of Spain to the
to coast region north of San Francisco.
of The fort was built of heavy 'red
.me wood timbers. It was about one hun
1gP dred yards square, and contained the
de- quarters of the officers and men, work
rds shops, warehouses, granaries, a wind
do; mill, and, of course, bathhouses. The
lui- population varied between two hun
red dred and four hundred, inclusive of
hat some Aleuts who were employed in,
"ll the sealing and sea-otter industry. The
an- fur business grew to be large and
id- very profitable. Sir George fEPmpson,
the governor.of the Hudson Bay com
el pany, who visited Fort Ross in 1841,
his reported that up to that time no less
e than eighty thousand sea-otter skins
'd alone had been taken and marketed by
the the Russian-American company. In
It 1813 the Russians built a church, and.
he there the.gorgeous ritual of the Greek
led Catholic church was conducted until
be the close df the Russian occupation.
a That came In 1842. There was con
ick stant friction between the Russians
as and the Spanish and Mexican gbvern
eir ments. In 1824 the Russian govern
to ment bound itself, 'by the treaty of
ght London, not to acquire territory on
an- the Pacific coast south of 54 degrees
) 40 minutes latitude. So there was noth
ling. for the fur company to do but to
seek a purchaser for the settlement.
'es After the Hudson Bay co'mpany had
refused to buy the property, It was sold
In 1840 to "Captain" Sutter, who lives
in California history as the owner of
heSutter's mill, where gold was first dis
the - ofo h usa hrh
:er, e i 88 H ad$3,0 o
97- uligsadohrefet tFr
>n. Rs n orsalrstlmnsI
heTherae Rofewlc of the Russian.
K' occualdingstl tod bter eent at Fort
be Ross. The forimanlernsettlementstin
Tndr, ad pawrelts of ther ocasean
yet be seen. The church was in fair
con'dition until the great .earthquake
of'1906, which threw the roof, wilth
Its kuaint cupola and belfry, to the.
ground. But even then the massive
timbers, fastened with hand-wrought
bolts and spikes, held together.
TRIALS OF YE -OLDEN DRINKER
No Inebriate of Today Would Stand
for the Rule as Here
London.-Here Is an extract from
the Diocesan Registry at Gloucester
which would make a modern drinker
"Drunks".-were ordered, the record
.states, to stand up on the coming Sun
day after the homily and say:
ugh "We are sorie for our intemperance
in .oyer moche drynke, inteitiIng to
amende ourselves for hensforthe and
totolyye sobrelye, and the learne the
tocreed, the lord's prayer and the ten
commandments, bye the feasts of all
This was in August, 1551.
lsd BUGS PAINTED ON CHEEKS
to Birds and Beetles In Natural Colors
hAdow'n the Faces of Paris
Paris. - Designs painted on the
W cheeks are the latest barbarous eccen
ioll- tricity 'indulged In by ParisennesI,
ullV which is ousting the colored wigs.
US, The fad now is to' have a miniature
work of art in the form of a bird, bug,
lizard or what not painted in natural
" colors on the cheek.
Leng Safeblowers Obliged.
th", Stockton, Cal-"DonI't blow the safe.
yeii Here's the combination.
us A note bearing these words was
eri.i found by cracksmen when they en
tg tered the plumbing establishment of
thi Pahl de Henry, in the business dis
and trict. They followed directioni and
B made away with $8.50.
-act "There's no sense In having a $300
two safe wrecked when there is only $8.50
sea in it-," a member of the firm explained
no Makes a Comparison.
Philadelphii.-Bishop Kinsolving of
southern Brazil, in contrasting the
-home life of George Washington to,
idn that in Newport and Reno, feclared~
ow that the homes of rich soci~t people
37, today "exude a noxious m I poison."
e - Onion F - Is Nearr
Fhe Springfield, -Ani onion famine
elf threatens .he Rerves In the
"so source of
sil few hun ~ . -
eled Diaat ce
A well-known New York "*
and his wife went to A
afternoon with the idea of d4 !
tle incognito dancing. One oft
fessional partners approached
"May I have the pleasureC-*e
The lady was gracious ~ and - the"
whirled off into a lively onedte3 -
When the number was over the ic%
man's wife complimented the profe% -
sional on his dancing.
"Thank you, Mrs. Blank," he mu,
mured, calling her by her real namn.
The husband pricked up his ear
"How the deuoe did you know whoI
were?" he asked.
"You don't remember me?" skld the
professional cavalier, straighteningh
beautifully tailored figurec "I was
your chaufe two years o
RINGWORM SPREAD ON HAND
R. F. D. No. 2, Box 67, EllIjay, Ga.
"My' son's ringworm began on .,the
back of his hand. A fiery red spot
came about as large as a dime anAit
would itch so badly he would scratch
it till It bled.' It began to spread Vt
it went all over-his hand. He would
just scream every time I went to washi
It. The nail came off on the middle
"I used -- and It got worse
al the time. The tfoiblel.asted t3-w^
or three moiths. Then I senan got
some Cuticura Soap and ,Ontnimba
began to use them. I wouldsash
his hand with theNCutcuraSoap'assi
dry it good and apply the Cutimu-.
Ointment. Relief was found In tw:
or three days and the ringworm wa
cured In two weeks after using Cuat:
cura Soap and Ointment." (Signed,
Josle Parks, Jan. 4, 1913.
- Cuticura Soap and 01pntmqn sAd
throughout the world. Sampt eh
free,with 32-p. kIn Book. Ldrasiost
card "Cuticura, Defi. L, Bt"- .
The Fortunat Mr. V.
There is a theatricl- magnate -
New York who is up on'the ndedW~
the tired business man, but alttle ab
shy on general education. In his o0e
they were discussing the .prevalet
hrd -times-thatrical and otheisbe.
"Wen," 4e said, "there's oneguy
this town- that I evy.- e-' busy zyi
the time. . verywhere-ggoI see pec,
pie using his neW s. -
"Who's that?" inbuired one of Vie
hy, this guy ac u e1
an them patent cleaners' -
DRINK LoTS OF T
TO FLUSH THE KIi!YS
Eat Lad Meat and Take' o atts fco
Backaiche -or Bladder Trouble
* ~ -~4(etraIze Acids.
Uric aid in meat excites the
neys, they become overworked; gt
sluggish, ache, and feet like Iuamps of
lead. The urina beccoies cloudy; the
bladder is irritated, .m- o may be
.obged to seek reltoor tthree
times during thesIght When the kid
nys clog, you.must- helf them jush
off the body's urinous waste ors yeumf
be a res! sick person shortly. At' r
you feel a dull misery athekley
region, you suffer frorgmu ca, e
headacie, disnan=sai Isgti- jour,
tngue coated- and you frhenec
twinges when,~ wetris bad.
Eat -less drinklilots-of waer:
also -get from audy pharmnacist '(our
ounces of Jad Salts; takeg a- e
spoonful In a glass :o2 water be re"
brakfast: for - a .few days end -our'
kdneys will then set fine. -
mos salfs tis made from et afei of
grapes and lemon juliecotid ned
with lithia, .arid lies been uiil Mr
generations to clean clogged.:in r
and stimulate them to& normal activ ty,
also to n'eutralize'the acids in urin3
so It no'longer is a source of irr .'
tion, thus ending bladder weak'ness
Jad-Sults Is Inexpensive, caflt in
juret makes a ~delightful efterveOeen
ltha~water drink which q erv
should take-now and then to k e
kidneys' clean - and active. Drngia
here say they sell lots of Jad~alts to
folks who believe In overconidg' ki
ney trouble whilerI1s1 nly trouble.
Nothing4 New to Operator.
"We shoUld he-pestient and forbe-o
ig toward. our fellowinan," saldW
ready-made philosopher; "geilore.
forgiving .and eager to aspit.."
"uph!" exclaimed thd telephioner
erator; "you've'got to be alltbat a:-A
more .In order to hold this siuatio''
'Intrhtgirl's talk k1rming"
Shsuedoes murder the king's
Yelds TO Lyh .Pz
tee yersreead I bn,
awful bearlng down
., feeling.; was de
. --:----eyes I badsix'de
tors from whom I received only temn -e
rary reEef. Idided to giveLydia a
Pnam's Vegetable Compound a fM
now used the remedies for folrioths
and cannot express my thaid awhat
they have done for me.
"If these Enes wilbet s enent
you have my ?""a- touhbiss
them.-Mrs saW eWs nusB 4r
James Sreet, hEfbr~Ima
Lydia E. Pinhm'Vegt'aeori
cntaisuno nareotie or harmfu1&udr;,
snt-dayhods the recordfbingtet
prove this fac
ereb a wo;n
lordet Con ddenca
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