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Chafl.Wrandall Isfound murdered In
a road house near New York. Mrs. Wra.n
dall is summond from the city and Iden
tifies the body. A young woman who ac
companied Wrandall to the inn and sub
9equently disappeared. is suspected.
Mrs. Wrandall starts back for New York
'Wan :Suto during a blinding snow storm.
On the way she m4ets a young woman in
the R -A4 who proves to be the woman
Who klled Wrandal. Feeling that the
girl had eher a service in ridding her
of the man who- though she loved him
deeply -had caused her' great- sorrow.
axrs. *randall determines to shield her
and takes her to her own home. Mrs.
Wrandall hears the story of Hetty Cas
tjeton's life. except that portion that re
la to. Wrandall. This and the story of
the tragedy she forbids the girl ever to
tell. She offers Hetty a home, friendship
and security from peril on account of the
.tragedy. Sara Wrandall and Hetty re
turn to New York after an absence of a
year in Europe. Leslie Wrandall. brother
of Challis, becomes greatly interested -in
retty. Sara sees In Leslie's Infatuation
poesibility for -revenge on the Wrandalls
and reparation for the wrongs she suf
fered at the hands of Challis Wrandall by
marrying his murderess -into the family.
clie, In.company with his friend Bran
* d Booth, an artist, visits Sara at her
place. Leslie 1confesses to Sara
that he ls-madly in love with Hetty. Sara
rranges with Booth to paint a picture of
. Booth-has a haunting feeling that
he seen'. --Hetty . before. Looking
through a'portfolio of pictures by an un
known Engish artist he finds one of
HAtty. BHe speaks to her about It. Hetty
declres: it -must be a' picture of Hetty
Glyna.- an English actress. who resembles
her very much. . Much to his chagrin
Leslie is refused by Hetty. Booth and
Hetty confess.~their love for each other,
but the latter declares that she can never
marry as there is an insurmountable bar
rier In the: way. Hetty admits to Sara.
that she loves Booth. Sara declares that
-Hetty must -marry Leslie, who must be
made-to. pay his brother's debt to the
girL. Hetty again 'atteqtpts to tell the.
real story of the trag-dy and Sara threat
ena to strane her if she- says a word.
Sara insults Retty' by revealing that all
this ttme showhas .believed Hetty to have
sinned In her relationswith Challis Wran
dall. Later she Vealizes that Hetty is 1
nocent: - Leslie "again proposes to He.
and Is rejected. Hettv prepares to I -ave
Bara, *declariug that after what ha-q hap
pened she can remain no longer.
CHAPTEER. XIII. ed.
Leslie did not turn up at father's
plce. in the High street ,hat night
til Booth was safely o of the way.
spent a dismal ev at the boat
His fat othe- were in the
lbrary when came home at half
past ten- Frii a dark corner of the
garden he bad witnessed Booth's early
departure. 'Vivian had gone down to
the gate rn':the low-lying hedge with
her visitor. She came in a moment
after Leslie's entrance. -
"Hello, Les," she said, bending an
neniinjeye upon him. "Isn't this
earli for you?"
Her brother was standing near the
"There's a heavy dew falling, Ma
tur," beidald gruf fly. "Shan't I touch
a match to the kindling?"
His mother came over to him quick
lygand laid her hand on his arm.
S "Your coat Ia damp,"- she said anx
iously. "Yes, light the fire."
"It's very ,warm in this room," said
Mr. Wrandall, looking .up from his
I. boolk> They wrere always doing some
'thing for Leslie's comfort.
'No one seemed to notide him. .Lea
e I knelt and struck a match...
"Well?" said Vivian.
"Well what?" he demanded without
iWs sister took a moment for thought.
"Is Hetty cnming to stay with us in
He. stood erect, first rubbing his
knee 'to dislodge the dust--then his
'Nshe Isn't coming," he said. He
drgw a- very long 'breath-the first In
several hours-end then expelled It
vocily. "She has refused tomarry
Mr. Wrandall turned a leaf In his
-book; It sounded like the crack of
doom, so still had the room become.
Vivian, had the forethought to push
Schair toward'her mother. It was a
nost timely act' on her part, for Mrs.
randafl sat down very abruptly and
"Se-what?" gasped Leslie's
"Tdrned me down-cold," said Les
'Mr. Wrandall laid his book on the
table without thinking to put the book
mark In place. Then he arose and
removed his glasses, fumbling for the
"She-she-what?" he demanded.
"Sacked me," replied his son.
"Please do not jest with me, Les
lie," said his mother, trying to smile.
"He Isn't joking, mother," said Viv
Ian, with a shrug of her fine shoulders.
"He-he must be," cried Mrs. Wran
dali impatiently. "What did she really
"The only thing I remember was
'goodby,'" said he, and then blew his'
"Poor old Les!" said Vivian, with
"It was Sara 3ooch's doing!" ex
caimed Mrs. Wrandall, getting her
breath at last.
"Nonsense," said Mr. Wrandall,
picking up his book once more and
turning to the place where the' book
mark lay, after which he proceeded to
re-read four or five pages before dis
covering his error.
No one spoke for a matter of five
minutes or more. Then Mrs. Wran
dali got up; went over to the 'library
table and closed with a snap the bulky
blue book with the limp leather cover,
saying as she held it up to let him
see that ''was the privately printed
history of the Murgatroyd family:
CAT AND RAT EQUAL PESTS
Former Especially Have Wrought
Havoc Among the Smaller Native
Animals of Australia.
In the Monte Bello Islands domestic
cats have most unfortunately been in
troduced, which do much damage
amongst the wallabihs, and have ex
terminated the bandicoot. The cats
thrive exceedingly wherever they are
introduced, growing to great size.
.They soon become wild and cunning,
and breed fast. It may be safely said
that these animals are doing more
damage than anything else to the na
tve fauna of the Australian region;
Indeed, the same remarks apply to
te greater part of the world. Cats
are carried almost universally on
small trading ships, with the Idea that
thykeep down rats. When they be
ome too numerous or otherwvise ob
i~4,'onable, they are simply afarooned,
'71to kill a cat is considered among
~e clack; rat :ii' hmduce
Lis w '::z doe ; 'e . - The
"It- came by post this evening from
London. She is merely a fourth cousin,
Be looked up with a gleam. of in
terest in his eye.
Crossing the Channel.
Booth, restless with a vague uneasi
ness that had come over :him during
the night, keeping him awake until
nearly dawn, was hard put. during the
early hours of the forenoon to find
occupation for his interest until a
sea'onable time arrived for appearing
at Southlook. He was unable to ac
count for this feeling of un'certainty
At nine he set out to walk over to
Southlook, realizing that he should
have to spend an hour in profitless
gossip with the lodge keeper before
presenting himself at the /villa, but
somehow relishing the thqight that
even so he would be nearer to Hetty
than if he remained ih/his own door
Half-way there we wVas overtaken by
Sara's big French ,fiachine returning
from the village._ The car came to a
standstill as h 'stepped aside to let
it pass, and Slra herself leaned over
and cordiall:7 invited him to get in and
ride home with her.
"What 4n early bird you are," he ex
claimed s he took his seat beside
Shwas not in a mood for airy per
sifia e, as he soon discovered.
,, 'Miss Castleton has gone up to
town, Mr. Booth," she said rather
lifelessly. "I have just taken her to
the station. She caught the eight
He was ai once solIcitous. "No bad
aaews, I hope?" There was no thought
in- his mind that her absence was
other than temporary.
"She is not coming back, Brandon."
She had not addressed him as Bran
He stared. "You-you mean-" The
words died on his Ups.
"She is not coming back," she re
An accusing gleam leaped into his
"What has happened, Mrs. Wran
dall?" he asked.
She was quick to perceive the
change in his voice and manner.
"She prefers to live apart from me.
That is all."
"When was this decision reached?"
"But yesterday. Soon after she came
in from her walk with you."
"Do-do you mean to imply that
that had anything to do with her leav
ing your home?" he demanded, with
a flush on his cheek.
She met his look without flinching.
"It was the beginning."
"You-you criticised her? You took
her to task-"
"I notified her that she was to marry
Leslie Wrandall if she marries anyone
at all," she said in a perfectly level
"Good Lord, Mrs. Wrandall!"
"But she is not going to'marry Les
"I know it-I knew it yesterday," he
cried triumphantly. "She loves me,
Sara. Didn't she say as much to
"Yes, Brandon, she .loves you. But
she will not be your wife."
"What is all this mystery? Why
can't she be my wife? What is there
She regarded him with dark, inscru
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"Good heavens,-how could you doub1
those honest, guiltless eyes of-"
She shook her head sadly. "To an
swer you I would have' to reveal thi
secret that makes it impossible foi
her to- become your wife, and that
cannot, will not do."
"Is it fair to me?"
"Perhaps not, but it is fair to her
and that is why I must remain silent.'
"Before God, I shall know the truti
-from her, if not from you-and-'
"If you love her, if you will be kine
to her, you will let her go her wa3
He was struck by the somewhat sin
ister earnestness of her words.
"Tell me where I may find her," h
said, setting his jaw.
"It will not be difficult for you tc
find her," she said, frowning, "if y'ot
insist on pursuing her."
"You drive her away from youi
house, Sara Wrandall, and yet you ex
pect me to believe that your motives
are friendly. Why should I accep1
your word as final?"
"I did not drive .her away, nor dic
I ask her to stay."
He stared hard at her.
"Good Lord, what is the meaning
of all this?" he cried in perplexity,
"What am I to understand?"
The car had come to a stop undel
the porte cochere. She laid her hand
on his arm.
"If you will come in with me, Bran
don, I will try to make things cleal
He left in half an hour, walking rap
idly down the drive, his coat buttoned
closely, although the morning was hol
and breathless. He held In his hand
a small scrap of paper on which was
written: "If I loved you less, I would
come to you now and lie to you. Il
you love me, Brandon, you will let me
go my way. It is the only course
Sara is my friend, and she is yourg
Be guided by her,, and believe in m3
love for you. Hetty."
And now, as things go in fairy sto
ries, we should prepare ourselves tc
see Hetty pass through a season it
drudgery and hardship, with the ulti
mate quintessence of joy as the re
ward for her trials and tribulations.
Happily, this is not' a fairy tale. There
are some things more fantastic than
fairy tales, if they are not spoiled i
the telling. Hetty did not go forth
to encounter drudgery, disdain and ob
loquy. By no manner of means! She
went with a well-filled purse, a definite
purpose ahead and a determined fac
In a manner befitting her station as
the intimate friend of Mrs. Challis
Wrandall, as the cousin of the Murgat
royds, as the-daughter of Colonel Cas
tleton of the Indian corps, as a per
son supposed to be possessed of in
dependent means withal, she went,
with none to question, none to cavil
Sara had insisted on this, as much
for her own sake as for Hetty's; she
argued, and she had prevailed in the
end. What would the world think,
what would their acquaintances think,
and above all what would the high and
mighty Wrandalls think if she went
with meek and lowly mien?
Why should they make It .possible
for anyone to look askance?
And sgit was that she departed in
state, wil a dozen trunks and boxes;
an obsequiously attended seat in thE
parlor car, was hers; a telegram In
her bag assured her that rooms, were
being reserved for herself and maid
at the Ritz-Carlton; alongside it re
posed a letter to Mr. Carroll, instruct
ing him to provide her with sufficieni
funds to carry out the plan agreed
upon; and in the seat behind sat thE
lady's maid who had served her for
a twelvemonth and more.
The timely demise of the venerablE
Lord Murgatroyd afforded the most
natural excuse for her trip to England.
The old nobleman gave up the ghost,
allowing for difference in time, at thE
very moment when Mrs. Redmond
Wrandall was undoing a certain pack
age from London, which turned out
to be a complete history of what his
forbears had done in the way of prop
agation since the fourteenth century.
Hetty did not find it easy to accom
modate her pride to the plan which
was to give her a fresh and rather
imposing start in the world. She was
to have a full year in which to deter
mine whether she should accept toil
and poverty as her lot, or emulate thE
symbolic example of Dicky, the canary
bird. At the end of the year, unless
she did as Dicky had done, her source
of supplies would be automatically cut
off and she would be entirely depend
ent upon her own wits and resources.
In the interim she was a p,robationar3
person of leisure. It had required
hours of persuasion on the part of
Sara Wrandall to bring her into line
Iwith these arrangements.
"But I am able and willing to wori
for my living," had been Hetty's stub
born retort to all the arguments
brought to bear upon her.
"Then let me put it in another light.
It is vital to me, of course, that you
should keep up the show of affluence
for a while at least. I think I haye
made that clear to you. But here is
another side to the matter; the ques
tion of recompense."
"Recompense?" cried Hetty sharply.
"Without your knowing it, I haye
virtually held you a prisoner all these
of the ship's propeller must not exceed
a certain limit. To reduce the speed
of the turbine in order to accommo
date it to the speed of the propeller
means a considerable loss of energy.
Doctor Toettinger's transformer, how.
ever, transmits the motion of the tur
bine to the propeller shaft by a hydrau
lic intermediary, whereby the turbines
can be operated at a high speed while
the propeller does not exceed its limit
of revolutions. The loss of energy is
only ten per cent. Besides there is
freedom from noise and vibration.
Two Unusual Professions.
One of the most unusual professionm
in existence is that of the man with
knowledge of many languages wh<
spends a great part of his time in look
ing through reference books in orde;
to discover errors, the publishers pay
ing him for every inaccuracy dis
closed. But this is by no means the
queerest trade in existence.. Evez
more out of the way is the calling
I ~ I
O'-f yggy7/92 BY AC,MSDZj &- COMV
months, condemned in my own judg
ment if riot in the sight of the law,
I have taken the law unto myself. You
were not convicted of murder in this
unitarian court of mine, but of an
other sin. For fifteen months you
have been living under the shadow of
a crime you did not commit. I was
reserving complete punishment for
you in the shape of an ignoble mar
riage, which was to have served twc
bitter ends. Well, I had the truth
from you. I believe you to be abso
lutely innocent of the charge I held
over you, for which I condemned you
without a hearing. Then, why should
I not employ my own' means of mak
"You have condescended to believe
in me. That is all I ask."
"True, that is all you ask. But Is
it altogether the fair way- out of it?
To illustrate: our criminal laws are
less kind to the innocent than to the
guilty. Our law courts find a man
guilty and he is sent to prison. Later
on, he is found to be innocent-abso
lutely innocent. What does the state
do in the premises?. It issues a formal
pardon-a mockery, pure and simple
and the man is set free. It all comes
to a curt, belated apology for an error
on the part of justice. No substantial
recompense is offered. He is merely
pardoned for something he didn't do.
The state, which has wronged him,
condescends to pardon him! Think of
it! It is the same as if a man knocked
another down and then said, before he
removed his foot from the victim's
n6eck: 'I pardon you freely.' My fa
ther was opposed to the system, we
have-that all countries have-of par
doning men who have been unjustly
condemned. 'The innocent victim Is
pardoned in the same manner as the
guilty one who comes in for clemency.
I accept my father's contention that
an innocent man should not be shamed
and humilfated by a pardon. The
court which tried him should reopen
the case and honorably acquit him of
the crime. Then the state should pay
to this innocent man, dollar for dol
lar, all that he might have earned 'dur
ing his term of imprisonment, with an
additional amount for the suffering he
ha's endured. Not long ago in an ad
joining state a man, who had served
seventeen years of a life sentence for
murder, was found to be wholly Inno
cent. What happened? A pardon was
handed to him and he walked out of
prison, broken in spirit, health and
purse. His small fortune had beet
wiped outin the futile effort to prove
his innocernce. He gave up seventeen
years of his life and then was par*
doned for the sacrifice. He should
have been paid for every day spent in
prison. That was the very least they
could have done."
"I see now what you mean," mused
Hetty. "I have never thought of it
in that way before."
"Well, it comes to this in our case,
Hetty: I have tried you all over again
in my own little court and I have ac
quitted, you of the charge I had against
you. I do not offer you a silly pardon.
Y~ou must allow me to have my way
in this matter, to choose my own
means of compensating you for--"
"You saved my life," protested Het
ty, shaking her head obstinately.
"My dear, I appreciate the fact that
you are English," said Sara, with a
weary smile, "but won't you please see
Then Hetty smiled too, and the way
was easier after that for Sara. She
gained her quixotic point, and Hetty
went away from Southlook feeling that
no woman in all the world was so be
wildering as Sara Wrandall.
When she sailed for England, two
days later, the newspapers announced
that the beautiful and attractive Miss
Castleton was returning to her native
land on account of the death of Lord
Murgatroyd, and would spend the year
on the continent, where probably she
would be joined later on by Mrs. Wran
dall, whose period of mourning and
distress had been softened by the con
stant and loyal friendship of "this ex
Four hundred miles out at sea she
was overtaken by wireless messages
from three persons.
Brandon Booth's message said: "I
am sailing tomorrow on a faster ship
than yours. You will find me waiting
for you on the landing- stage." Her
heart gave a leap to dizzy heights, and,
try as she would, she could not crush
it back'to the depths in which it had
dwelt for days.
The second bit of pale green paper
contained a cry from a most unexpect
ed source: "Cable your London ad
dress. S. refuses to give it to me. I
think I understand the situation. We
want to make amends for what you
have had to put up with during the
year. She has shown her true nature
at last." It was signed "Leslie."
From Sara came these cryptic
words: "For each year of famine there
will come seven years of plenty."
All the way across the Atlantic she
lived in a state of subdued excitement.
Conflicting emotions absorbed her
waking hours but her dreams were all
of one complexion: rosy arid warm
and full of a joyousness that dis
tressed her vastly when she recalled
them to mind in the early morning
hours. During the day she intermit
tently hoped and feared that he would
SACRED SPORT IN ENGLAND
Farmer Who Broke Up Hunting Meel
Punished by the Master of
The unusual incident of a master of
hounds thrashing a horseman in the
hunting field was witnessed near Sals
bury, England, recently.
There was a meet of the Tedworthi
hounds at Abbotts Ann. and the fine
weather attracted about fifty riders. A
fox was drawn In Stonehanger wood,
but of scent there was none, and the
fox made good his escape. A little la
ter, without there being any sign of a
fox, some half dozen of the hounds
picked up a line in the open which
the master at once -recognized as a
drag, there being a strong smell of
The pack went off at lightning speed
on this false trail, and the master al
loed them to continue the run in the
he o -..eraung th ayer of the
be on the landing stage. In any event
she was bound to find unhappiness.
If he were there her joy would be
short-lived and blighting; if lie were
not there, her disappointment would
be equally hard to bear.
He was there. She saw him from
the deck of the tender as they edged
up io the landing. His tall figure
loomed In the front rank against the
rail that held back the crowd; his
sun-bronzed face wore a look of eager
expectancy; from her obscured posi
tion in the shadow of the deck build
ing, purposely chosen for reasons only
too obvious, she could even detect the
alert, swift-moving scrutiny that he
fastened upon the crowd.
Later on, he stood looking down
Into her serious blue eyes; her handa
were lying limp in his. His own eyes
were dark with earnestness, with the
restraint that had fastened itself upon
him. Behind her stood the respectful
but immeasurably awed maid, whc
could not, for the life of her, under
stand how a man ;could be on both
sides of the Atlantic at one and the
"Thank the Lord, Hetty, say 1, foi
the five-day boats," he was saying.
"You should not have come, Bran
don," she cried softly, and the lpook
of misery in her eyes was tinged with
a glow she could not suppress. "It
only makes everything harder for me.
I-I- Oh, I wish you had not come!'
"But isn't it wonderful?" he cried,
"that I should be here and waiting for
you! It is almost inconceivable. And
you were in the act of runnidg away
from me, too. Oh, I have that much
of the tale.from Sara, so don't look
so hurt about it."
"I am so sorry you came," she re
peated, her lip ,trembling.
Noting her emotion, he gave her
hands a fierce, encouraging pressure
and immediately released them.
"Come," he said gently; "I have
booked for London. Everything is ar
ranged. I shall see to your luggage.
Let me put you In the carriage first.
As she sat in the railway carriage,
waiting for him to return, she tried
in a hundred ways to devise a means
of escape, and yet she had never loved
him so much as now. Her heart was
sore, her desolation never so complete
He came back at last and took his
seat beside her in the compartment,
fanning himself with his hat. The maid
very discreetly stared out of the win
dow at the hurrying throng of travel
ers on the platform.
"How I love you, Hetty-how I
adore you!" Booth whispered passion
"And I don't mean to give you up,"
he added, his lean jaw setting hard.
"You must-oh, you must," she cried
miserably. "I- mean It, Brandon-"
"What are your plans?" asked he.
"Please don't ask me," she pleaded.
"You must give It up, Brandon. Let
me go my own way."
"Not until I have the whole story
from you. You see, I am not easily
thwarted, once I set my heart on a
thing. I gathered this much from
Sara: the object is not insurmount
"In effect, yes," he qualified.
"What did she tell you?" demanded
Hetty, laying her hand on his arm.
"I will confess she didn't reveal the
secret that you consider a barrier, but
she went so far as to say that it was
He Stood Looking Down Into Her Se
rious Blue Eyes.
very dark and dreadful," he said light
ly. They were speaking in very low
tones. "When I pinned her down tc
It, she added that it did not in any
sense bear upon your honor. But
there is time enough to talk about this
later on. For the present let's not
discuss the past. I know enough of
your history from your own lips as
well as what little I could get out
of Sara, to feel sure that you are
in a way, drifting. I intend to looks
after you, at least until you find your
self. Your sudden break with Sara
has been explained to me. Leslie
Wrandall is at the back of it. Sara
told me that she tried to force you
to marry him. I think you did Quite
right in going away as you did, but,
on the other hand, was it quite fair to
outcome of the meeting was that the
master, Oswald Riley, administered a
sound thrashing to the farmer with his
hunting crop. His action, says a local
correspondent, was witnessed by the
field of huntsnen and was warmly ap
proved by them.
Made Government See Point.
Lieutenant Waghorn found It diffi
cult to convince the British postoffice
of the value of the isthmus of Suez
as a means of shortening the letter
route to India. He guaranteed to
transmit a bag of letters to India and
return with others to England ~in the
same time that It then took the letters
to go. He was granted permission to
make the attempt, and difficulties at
once cropped up. Coal at Port Said
was $30 a ton, at Suez $100, so he load
ed camels with coal and took them
across the isthmus. When he reached
Suez with th-e letters the steamier
which he had arranged to meet him
was not there. This difficulty he sur
"Yes, it was most fair," she said
compressing her lips.
"We can't possibly be of the same
opinion," he said seriously.
"You wouldn't say that if you knew
"How long do you intend to stay in
"I don't know. When does this train
"At four o'clock; I think. Will you
go to an hotel or to friends?" He put
the question very delicately.
She smiled faintly. "You mean the
"Your father is here, I am informed.
And you must have other friends oz
"I shall go to a small hotel I know
near Trafalgar square," she interrupt
ed quietly. "You must not come there
to see me, Brandon."
"I shall expect you.to dine with me
at-say Prince's this evening," was
his response to this.
She shook her hea.d and then turned
to look out of the window. He eal
back in his seat and for many miles
with deep perplexity in his eyes, stud
ied her half-averted face. The old
uneasiness returned. Was this ob
stacle, after all, so great that it could
not be overcome?
They lunched together, but were
singularly reserved all through the
meal. A plan was growing in her
brain, a crue'l but effective plan that
made her despise herself and yet con
tained the only means of escape fro=
an even more cruel situation. ,
He drove with her from the statiom
to the small hotel off Trafalgar square
There were no- rooms to be had. It
was the week of Ascot and the city
was still crowded with people whc
awaited only the royal sign to breal
the fetters that bound them- to Lon
don. Somewhat perturbed, she al
lowed him to escort her to several ho
tels of a like character. Failing ii
each case, she was in despair. At
last she plucked up the courage te
say to him, not without constraint and
"I think, Brandon, If you were t
allow me to apply alone to one of
these places I could get in -without
"Good Lord!" he gasped, going very
red with dismay. "What a fool I-"
"I'll try the Savoy," she said quick
ly, and then laughed at him. His face
was the picture of distress.
"I shall come for you tonight at
eight," he said, stopping the taxi at
once. "Goodby till then."
He* got out and gave directions tc
the chauffeur. Then he did a very
strange thing. He hailed another taxi
and, climbing in, started off in the
wake of the two women. From a
point of vantage rnear the corridor
leading to the "American bar," he sail
Hetty sign her slips and move ofl
toward the left. Whereupon, seeing
that she was quite out of the way, he
approached the manager's office and
asked for accommodatons.
"Nothing left, sir,"
"Not a thing?"
"Everything has been taken fol
weeks, sir. I'm surry."
"Sorry, too. I had hoped you inight
have something left for a friend whc
expects lo stop here-a Miss Castie
"Miss Castleton has just applied
We could not give her anything."
"Fortunately we could let her havE
rooms until eight this evening.. Wi
were more than pleased to offer thenr
to her for a few hours, although they
are reserved for parties coming dowr
from Liverpool tonight."
Booth tried the Cecil and got a mos1
undesirable room. Calling up the
Savoy on the telephone, he got he:
room. The maid answe'red. She in
formed him that Miss Castleton had
just that instant gone out and would
not return before seven o'clock.
"I suppose she will not remove het
trunks from the station until she finds
a permanent place to lodge," he in
quired. "Can I be of any service?"
"I think not, sir. . She left no word
He hung up the receiver and
straightway dashed over to the Savoy
hoping to catch her before she left the
hotel. Just inside the door he came
to an abrupt stop. She was at thE
news and ticket booth in the lobby,
closely engaged in conversation with
the clerk. Presently the latter tool
up the telephone, and after a brief con
versation with some one at the other
end, turned to Hetty and nodded hii
head. Whereupon she nodded her owi
adorable head and began the search
for her purse. Booth edged around
to -an obscure spot and saw her pay
for and receive something in return.
"By Jove!" he said to himself,
She passed near him, without eeeing
him, and went out into the court. HE
watched her turn into the Strand.
(TO BE CONTINUED.)
"I'm puzzled about this custom 01
eating to music."
"I can't understand whether the
food is Intended to keep your mind
off the music or the music is intended
to keep your mind off the food."
a steamer to take him to Bombay, and
the return journe~y he completed wel)
within the time. Thenceforward thE
isthmus route t~cama th overland
route, for Waghorn was able, w mon
vince the Arabs that the protection o:
the mails was better than lootirg
them. English gol I being his strQres1
Slaves of Azteca.
This system of bondaj$, or peoi .age
as It is called. b ve$- simple. 'The
peon receives a se a~ag and thin is
required to purch ..e his worldly goods
of all varieties 'at the propriet~or's
store. There he ~s encouraged tce be
extravagant. He very soon runs into
debt. It is a ye ty simple mattei- to
keep him In debt. 4.nd the Mexican 4aw
decrees that so 10i 1 as an Indian work
man owes a cent his employer hu is
the latter's chat' 1 and must go on
working for him ti the 'iebt Is p31id
For three centi and a half this sys
tem. with variati1 ns, has pealdi
BRUSS.1S BR TOWN
River Sene Shown on V; .s Is
Now Flows Literally Under Belgium's
Capital, the Great Boulevard of the
City Covering It - Metropolis
Has Many Winding Streets.
Brussels.-It is related in the guide
oooks that "Brussels" means the "city
on. the marsh." Nowadays visitors
will look in vain for a marsh, or, in
fact, for any sign of a river, although
the maps show that the Belgian capital
lies on the Senne, a tributary of the
Schelde. Many years ago the stream
was not merely put in harness, but put
out of sight. It now flows literally
under Brussels, the great boulevards
covering it. Here and there a basin
has been left for lighters to carry
goods to the seaport, but the aspect of
the city in chief is that of a strictly
Whatever may have been the orig
inal character of the soil on which
Brussels was established, centuries
ago, its marshy nature has .been com
pletely altered. The precipitous hills
flanking the old town were early oc
cupied as the community grew, and
the streets were carried up their sides
In the easiest possible curves: Thus
the Brussels of today is a.city chiefly
of narrow, crooked ways, with no
perspectives save in the newer por
tions. Indeed, so accustomed have
the people become to the curving 1
streets that they insist upon following
the same plan in laying out new
streets, and so some of the fine mod
ern thoroughfares are bent hither and
thither, preserving the old-time sys
tem, which is utterly destructive of
one's sense of location.
In 'old Brussels little space was
wasted in street making, and less in
sidewalks. There is room In some of
the busiest downtown streets~for two
vehicles to pass, and at the same time
two reasonably slender people can
Church of Middle Age Architecture.
walk- on either side of the traffic. But
most of the sidewalks are built for sin
gle occupancy and some of them tax
the balancing powers of one.
In consequence of these conditions
the majority of the Belgians walk in
the streets, and ever since my arrival
I' have been marveling at their free
dom from accidents. .My first impulse
was to propose the- Immediate forma
tion ot C Street Safety association, but
now It is evident that the whole popu
lation is already enrolled in one of the
oldest organizations of that kind. They
take very good care of themselves, and
the drivers and chauffeurs are excep
tionally watchful and considerate. A
street accident' is a rarity, for~- the
reason that even though every one
goes across the thoroughfare at all
points vehicles are kept at all times
strictly under control. The noise of
the gongs of trains and horns of mo
tors and the sharp cries of carters,
whose "Attention" serves quite as well
as an electric signal, make the streets
noisy, but it is good noise, fqr It means
There is no rule of the road for
pedestrians, although vehicles follow
the right-hand rule prevalent in the
United States. It would be impossible
to maintain a fixed passing rule for
foot traffic, for the sidewalks are not
wide enough to permit regularity. You
simply do the best thing under the cir
cumstances; and if a collision results
ask pardon and pass on. No one is
ever annoyed at being bumped, and It
is quite common for a couple walking
together to be separated by a passing
pedestrian. Nor is there any sort of
precedence for women. A man natur
ally gives way, but It is common to
see a handsomely dressed woman step
from the sidewalk to give the wall to
a passing man, who takes his way
HIS FINGER PRiNTS BLANK
Noted New York Criminal Nearly Suc'
ceeds in "Beating"~ Modern Po
New York.-The infallibility of the
finger-print test hung in the balance
for two weeks, until the police discov
ered a way to bring out the character
istic whirls and loops erased from the
digits of an aged criminal. The man,
who, for a time seemed to have found
how to beat the system without actu
ally mutilating himself, Is dead, and
the police are still trying .to learn his
He was picked up in the street, un
conscious, two weeks ago, and he died
in the hospital without revealing his
Identity. In an effort to learn who he
was, the .police took an impression of
the finger tips, only to find they were
smooth as paper.
When chemists of the detective bu
reau finally brought out faint linea up
on the hitherto blank surface, they
compared them with their records and
dscovered that the dead man was Pat
rick Walker, alias Napoleon Green,
once a famous burglar.
Sentepces Miionaire to Roc Pile.
Portland. Ore.-W. C. Barkar, a mil
lionaire clubmlan, pleaded gruilty to a
charge of epeedifng .expecting Judge
Stevenson to assess a small fine. The
judge sentenced him to five days on
the city's rock pile.
"Lfttle German Band" Scrappy.
Chicago.-Edward Kinneally inter
rupted -the piece a German band was
playing and demanded that they play
some Irish music. When the five
German musicians left the scene Kin
neally was lying on the sidewalk
bleeding froni many wounds.
Arrest nest Man.
PRAYED To DIE
ut Friend Comes to RescW&
Sound Advice,which wasFoflow .
Nettleton, Ark.-"My.oubles date
,ack five yeirs," says'Mrs. Mary
3entley, of this town. "I was first
;aken with 'awful pains In my right
side, headache, and backache. The
;ain from my side'seemed to move
lown my right limb, _ind settled in
:he right knee. Then it- would move
back, and once a month I would
nost die with pain.
I was told I had tumqor, and/ol
iave to undergo an operatioiat once.
. s'-eemed I could not ubmit to
ten prayed to die. seemed
would gve.Ime the de
,u finally I was advised
by. a friend to try CArdul, and it is
undoubtedly curing/me. I have only
used three and alalf bottles, and It
is a pleasure to -tell of the bezeflclal
I shall ever pread the good tidings
Df what Cardil has done for me, and
will do for pther suffering .ladies, if
they will ojy try It."
You can/depend on Cardti, because
Cardui is/a gentle, harmless, vegetable
tonic, that can do you nothing but
Predared from herbal Ingredients,
ardtil has a specific effect on the womr
fiy constitution and puts strength
where it Is most needed.
WITH THE APPROPRIATETU
Whistling Waitress Has -Accompanil
ment for the Dishes She Serves
to Her Customrs.
The whistling girl in Warren's one,
0;aeet has become a real celebrity
ince Elmer Bates discovered her
.down in the capital of -old Trumbull
county. In, the .course of the ram
blings that Elmer refers to as "Ran
dom Remarks," be insists that the mu
sical waitrfss whistles the following
tunes with the- following selections
from the menu:
"Will-You Love Me When Im Old?"
-with the cheese.
"I Know I Am Weak and Sinful"-.
with the coffee.
"Old Dog Tray"-Wlth the sausage.
"Ties That Bind Me to Naples"
with the spaghetti.
"She May Have Seen Better Days"
-with the chicken.
"Silver Threads Among the Gold"
with the butter.
"I Arise From .Dreami
with, the Welsh rabb
PAIN MiA ON
Bienville, La.-"I was trou
eczema ii my hands for sev
The skin would break and
It had been cut with a knife
hands were so sore -I coul
bear to put them in water
hardly use them. When I us
the blood would run out. Th
heal a little and then -they wo
worse than ever again. The
very~ painful. The - eczema
breaking out on my arms in p
which Itched and burned very
"I-used different remedies,
all kinds of facial creams and'
on my hands and arums and 14d1
get any relief until I used Cuti
Soap and Ointment I. cured
hands and eczema with Cuticura
and Ointment." (Signed) Miss
Mostller, Oct. .5, 1912.
Cuticura Soap and Ointment .sold
throughout the world. Sample of each -
treejwith 32-p. SkiniBook. Address post-.
card "Cuticura, Dept. L, Boston."-Adv. ,
And He Was a Lawyer Himself.
The autobiography of Thom3as JTef
ferson contains the following: "I
served with General ,Washington in
the legislature of Virginia before the
Revolution,"~ wrote Jefferson, "and,
during It, with Dr. Franklin in con
gress. I never heard either of them
speak ten minutes at a time, nor to
any but the main point which was to
decide the question. -They laid their
shoulders to the great points, know
ing that the little ones would follow
of themselves. If the present con
gress errs in too much talking how
can It be otherwise in a body to which
the people send 150 lawyers; whose
trade -It is -to question everything,
yield nothing, talk by 'the hour?"
That 150 lawyers should do business
together ought not to be expected."
This is a prescription prepared es
pecially for Malaria or Chills and
Fever. Five or six doses will break
any, case, and if taken then as a tonic
the fever will not return. 25c.-AdV.
Fred-So you, didn't feel the earth
qake a few days ago?
Ned-No. I was riding in a taxL
You get your money's ' worth every
time. Hanford's Balsam Is ~gukra-.
teed to cure ailments and injuries thair
can be reached by external application
or your money will be refunded by-the
dealer. Getting a bottle now-Is like
taking out Insurance. Adv. ,.
Widespread General DeceptIon.k
Dancing is largely a matter of self
deception. -No man is really as grace
ful as he feels. - -
For bunions use' Hanford's Basa
Apply It thoroughly for several nights
and rub ini well. Adv.
Berlin has a store where the pic
tures of women who wish to become
brides are displayed.
Constipation causes and srolyaggra
vates many diseases. It is thooghycured
by. Dr. Pierce's Pellets. Tiny sugar-coated
A girl should allow her parents to
pick out a husband for her. Then she
can always blame It on them.
For thrush use Hanford's Balsam.
Get It Into the bottom of the affected
Life Is full of uncertainties. pri
cipal among them being the sure
Knowledge is power; and yet many
an old maid is single because -she
knos too much/
But the m-an o loses isn't aCC ~ a