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'4 rakf is found murdered .n
rew York. Mrs. Wran
-from the city and idea
.tb boi A oung woman 'who ac
rNfkdaUl to the inn and'sub
disappeared, is suspected.
$ PW. anan'-starts back for New York
7 dtaring a: binding snow storm.
emeets a*young woman in
whq--p~e-to b* the woman
_ *kM"d WraudalL eeling that the
r hadeine her a. serie In ridding her
Man who though she loved him
caused her great sorrow.
determines to shield her
her to. her own home.- Mrs.
hears the story of Betty Cas
p1 ex t that portion that re
~ t Wrandal. hs and the stoo
she forbids the girl ever to
-Betty a home. friendship
from peril, on account of the
W andaU ,nd Hetty re
-."New Tork aftersan absence of a
-Tesle Wrandan. brother
becomes greatly interested in
iar sees in LesDes -Infatuation
or revenge .on the' Wraidalls
n for the wrongs- she suf
Ite~5o af&lis Wrandall -by
hi m rt.ere Int the family.
company with his friend Bran
an artist visits Sara at her
a esli .confesses to Sara
^fa. in love with Hetty. Sara
Ifth Boo~th to- paint a picWte Of
,43ooth has 's.haunating feelingta
seen - .fty before ooking
of pictures by an un-.
Ps artist .he : dis one of
- to herebout it. Betty
P musta a picture of Hetty
actress., who resembles
:_loh. to ..his chagrin
etty. .Booth and
-for each -other.
hat she-can never
Hetty admits to Sara
"t ara declares that
-Leslie, who- mut be
ibsa -brother's. debt to the
attempts to teL the
-aed'ud Sara ba
' n.eie that s~lai
that after hha.a
a 'rmain no 1 e. l~t
-0At-se she ays,
..esfher to London. In
-M.ami no Heer., rtty'
uta% o he htd
OqIrz6T q In' )er refusal. to
-tsc t AT keeps them
Sae alone' can
or America de
get tory from Sara.
weeks pped by. He was with
amost' -Other people came
somes for rather protract
t othe in quest or pillage at
f~ly bidge table, but he was
ng - Ther, were times
r-i,"ngot he detected a ten
aver, but each cunning at
his part to encourage -the
ariably brought a certain
2l gh into her eyes and he
~?off n defeat. Something kept
*L1Xkhimn howeV'er, that the hour
bent come when she would
Iher resolution; when frank
- Wuld meet frankness, and the
! ~e efbe lifted. .
Ther6 were .no letters from Hetty,
Soword of any description. If Sara
- ksw anythingof the girl's movements
- she did not take Booth into her confi
'eslie Wrandall went abroad in Au
gtostensiblyt to attend ihe aviation
5m tsin France and England. His
ni.n7m~ er and sister sailed in September,
:before the -entire colony of
they were a part had begun to
Saraand Booth with arelish
7~a bviously distastef Il to the
)~hrthsre -is .smoke there is fire,
egosps, and forthwith pro
~ week or so before ailing, Mrs.
4 m nd Wrandall had Booth in for
'od Heavens, .Vivi" He Cried, Un
- ~-. -'comfortably.
"-dnng'r. -think she said en famille.
SAt any rate, Sara was not asked,
- -which Is proof enough that she was
bent-on making It a family affair.
- :After dinner,. Booth sat In the
screenedi upper balcony with Vivian.
eLHOliked her. She was a keen-witted,
plain-spoken young woman, with few
- pfase Ideals and no subtlety. She was
'-'less - snobbish than arrogant. Of all
.the-Wrandalls, she was the least self
e' entered. Iaslie never quite under
!stood her for the paradoxical reason
- thatahe thoroughly understood him.
- ,y"You know, Brandon," she -said,
inft a long silence between them,
-"they've been setting my cap for you
for a& long, long time." She blew a
ti tream of cigarette smoke toward
WOeULD MiARK ALL CRIMINALS
WOJaS Suggestion to Mayor of New
Yoric la to Have Themn All Ap
Among the helpfal letters daily re
ceived by Mayor Mitchel came one the
other day signed "Mine. Mercury," the
-New York Sun states. She wrote that
-s ce all other forms of punishment
bad failed she would suggest that each
cInalbe tattooed with a suitable
rkacros his forehead or on the
a' &ic oke" she said, "should
~~4~,ngfngered red hand grasp
tattooed on the cheek. A
should have a black
~~t~~rcedi ith a red, dagger, a
be marked with a
14za sping a gun, grafters
ith dgrasplig the long green,
thugs marked wi a blue hand grasp
bl5a(ak, burglars -marked with
"pease give this system a trial,"
sheaskd. itis humane and will not
reqfre any ertra- exense. See how
anguman, iclkpockets, murderers
He started. It was a bolt from a 'h
clear sky. "The deucel"t
"Yes," she went on in the most cas
ual tone, "mother's had her heart set
on it for months. You were supposed a
to' be mine at first sight, I believe. 1
Please don't look so uneasy.' I'm not
gping to propose to you." She laughed
her little ironic laugh.
"So that is the way things stood,
eh?" he said, still a little amazed by k
her candor. r
"Yes. And what Is more to the ti
point, I am quite sure I should have ,
said yes if you had asked me. Sounds DI
Add, doesn't it? Rather anusing, too, T
being able to discuss it so unreserved- S;
ly, isn't it?"
"Good heavens, Viv!" he cried un- it
omfortably. "I-I had no Idea you o
"Cared!" she cried, as he pauseld.
'I don't care two pins for you in that sc
wray. But I would have married you,
lust the same, because you are worth
narrying. I'd very much rather have a
iou- for a husband than any man I
knoir, but as for loving you! Pooh!
['d love you in just the way mother
oves father, and4I wouldn't have been
L bit more trouble to you than she is I
"Gad, you don't mind what you
"Failing to nab you, Brandy, I dare
say I'll 'ave to come down to a duke,
:r, who knows? maybe a mere prince.
[t. Isn't very enterprising, is it? And e
:ertainly it isn't a gay prospect. Real
ty, ,Iihd hoped you would have me.
[.fl attermyself, I suppose, but, hon
estly qnow, we would have made a
rather nice - looking couple, wouldn't 4
"Youdiatter me," he said.
"Butshe resumed calmly exhal
ing, "yo ery. foolishly fell in love
with .some one else, and it wasn't
kecessai7 for -me to pretend that I
was in love with you-which I should
have done, believe me, if you had
given me the chance. You fell in love,
arst with Hetty Castleton."
"First?" he -cried, frowning.
"And now you are heels over head
in love with my beautiful sister-in-law.
Which all goes to prove that I would 'w
have made just the kind of wife. you b
eed, considering your tendency to di
fuctuate. But how dreadful it would tj
have been for a sentimental, loving a
girl like Hetty!
He sat bolt upright and stared hard
it her. cl
"See here, Viv, what the dickens are
you driving at? I'm not in love with r
Sara-not in the least-and-" He
checked himself sharply. "What ,an b
ass I am! You're guying me."
-"In any event, I am right about Bet- B
ty," she-said, leaning forwrard, her man- s
ner quite serious.
"It It wHi ease you mind," he said y
stiffly, "I plead guilty with all my
. She favo~rad.hgu. witirir- slight frown
of annoyance. i
"And you deny the fluctuating h
"Most positively. I can .afford to be h<
Lonest with you, .Viv. You 'are a
:orker. I love Hetty Castleton with al
all my soul."
She leaned back in her chair. "Then Si
why don't you dignify your soul by be
ng honest with her?" ,. h)
"What do you mean?" ai
For a half-minute she was silent iz
'Are you and I of the same stripe,
fter all? Would you marry Sara pc
without loving her, as I would -have tr
lone by you? It doesn't seem like la
ou. Brandon." fc
"Good heaven, I'm not going to an
marry Sara!" he blurted out. "It's 0'
ever entered my head."
"Perhaps it has entered hers." ti
"Nonsense.! She isn't going to he
marry anybody. And she knows how I he
feel toward Hetty. If It came to the n
point where I decided to marry with- u
out love, 'pen my soul, Vlv, I believe h:
I'd pick you out as the victim." h:
"Wonderful combination!" she said S,
with a frank laugh. "The quintes
sence of 'no love lost.' But to resume! ti
Do you know that people are saying .p:
you are to be married before the -win
ter is over?".
"Let 'em say It," he said gruffly.
"Oh, well,' she said, dispatching It p
all with a gesture, "if that's the way n
you feel about it, there's- no more to S
He was ashamed. "I beg your par
don, I shouldn't have 'said that." y
"You see," she went on, reverting to y
the original topic, "people who know n
Sara are likely to credit her with mo- n
tives you appear to be totally igfiorant
of. She set her heart on my brother h
Challis, when she was a great deal q
younger than she Is now, and she got
him. If age and experience count for tc
anything, how capable she . must be I
by this time."
He was too wise to venture an opin- s~
Ion. "I assure you she has no designs p
"Perhaps not. But I fancy that even d
you could not escape as St. Anthony
did. She Is most alluring."
"You don't like her."e
"Obviously. And yet I don't dislike
her. She has the virtue of consist
ency, if one may use the expression. sa
She loved my brother. Leslie says e4
she should have hated him. We have h:
tried to like her. I thnklIhave come a
nearer to it than any of the others, not
excepting Leslie, who has always been a]
and thieves the police can tattoo in bi
the next 12 months, and you will real- -w
ize the old axiom of 'catching before o,
"This system would lower the cost tU
of living, reduce the cost of maintain- 12
Ing prisons and make all the poor and
criminals self-supporting, taxpaying a
"The revolution that I suggest in t2
the system of handling crime and crim- u'
Inals will rotate the wheels of crime
backward into oblivion in time."
The mayor received Mine. Mercury's
suggestions to late to incorporate h4
them In the Goethals police bills. -w
Would Penetrate the Earth,.g
One of the most Ingenious projects be4
for harnessing the forces of nature is to
that conceived by Sir William Ram- in
say, and, despite Its daring nature, it P:
has been well received in high sci- w
entific circles. an
His plan is to take the heat of the tU
earth's interior- by means of huge bore 111
holes. These shafts would be sunk w
eep into the earth so that they pene- -en
trated into large coal -seams. By it
M0/W64R MVC7DYNOY: C*A
3r champion. I suppose you know
1at he was -your rival at one time."
"He mentioned it," said Booth drily.
"I should have been very much dis
Vpointed in her if she had accepted
"I, sometimes wonder if Sara spiked
esalie's guns .,r him."
"I can teVyou something you don't
ow, 'n," said he. "Sara was
Ltherkeen about making a match
Vivian's smile was slow but trium
iant. "That is just what I thought.
here you are! Doesn't that explain
"In a measure, yes. But, you see,
developed that Hetty cared for some
ie else, and that put a stop to every
"Am I to take it that you are the
>me one else?"
"Yes," he said soberly.
"Then, may I ask why she went
way so suddenly?"
"You may ask, but I can't answer."
"Do you want my opinion? She
sr Eyes Were Moody, Her Voice
ent -iway because Sara, failing In
r plan to marry her off to Leslie,
wcided that it would be fatal to a cer
in project of her own If she re
ained on the field of action. Do I
ake myself clear?"
"Oh, you are away off In your con
'"Time will tell," was here cabalistic
Her father appeared on the lawn
slow and called up to them.
"You are wanted at the telephone,
randon.. I've just been talking to
"Did she call you up, father?" asked
ivian, leaning over the rail.
"Yes. About nothing in particular,
She turned upon Booth with a mocy
~g smile. He felt the color rush t~o
Ls face, and was angry with himself.
He went to the telephone. Almost
3r first words were these:
"What has Vivian been telling you
acgut me, Brandon?"
He actually gasped. "Goog heavens,
He heard her low laugh. "So she
is been saying things, has she?" she
ked. "I thought so. I've had it
my bones tonight."
He was at a loss for words. It was
asitively uncanny. As he stood there,
ylng to think of a trivial remark, her
ugh 'came to him again over the wire,
Ilowed by a drawling "good night,"
id then the soughing of the wind
rer the "op'en" wire.
The next day he called her up on
e telephone quite early. He knew.
sr habits. She would be .abroad in
ir gardens by eight o'clock. He re
embered well that Leslie, in com
enting on her absurdly early hours,
id once said that her "early bird"
abit was hereditary: she got It from
"What put It into your head, Sara,
at Vivian was saying anything un
easant about you last night?"
"Magic," she replied succinctly.
"I have a magic tapestry that trans
>rts me, hither and thither, and by
Lght I always carry Aladdin's- lamp.
, yotu see, I see and hear everything"
"Very well. I will be sensible. .If
an intend to be influenced by what
luvian or her mother said to you last
Ight, I think you'd be wise to avoid
Le from this time on."
Prepared though he was, he blinked
la eyes and said something she didn't
She went on: "Moreover, in addition
my attainments in the black art,
am quite as clever as Mr. Sherlock
olmes in some respects. I really do
me splendid deducing. In the first
tace, you were asked there and I
as not. Why? Because I waA to be
scussed. You see-"
"Marvelous!" he interrupted loudly.
"You were to be told that I have
'uel designs upon you."
"Go on, please."
"And all that sort of thing," she
1id sweepingly, and he could almost
e the inclusive gesture with her free
m~d. He laughed but still marveled
the shrewdness of her perceptions.
"I'll come over this afternoon and.
iow you wherein you are wrong," he
a fired until it burned like some
onderful infernal furnace. By means
pipes the gas given off by this
irning coal would be conveyed to
te surface and in various ways util
ed for power purposes.
The advantage of this scheme is
at power could be derived from coal
u t lay in Its natural element, and
to cost of mining it and bringing it
to the gurface would be avoided.
Methods of Brother Sly.
"Brother Philander," said I to our
uad deacon the other morning as we
ere walking home from services, "I
~tice that Brother Sly Is talking a
od deal of late about church mem
*rs giving a tenth of all they make
the Lord. Do you really think Sly
tends to do it?" "Yes," replied
2llander with a tired grunt, "Sly al
sys talks that way when he has had
unusually lean year. This Is one of
em." Philander doesn't like Sly a
;tle bit and one day told me that
hen he (Sly) gave $20 on the preach
's salary he expected two-thirds- of
to be taken out in prayer.-Kansas
held as an inducement to the morbidly
curious who always seek out the grue
some and gloat even as they shudder.
For a long time she stood immov
able just inside the door, recalling
the horrid picture of another day. She
tried to imagine the scene that had
been enacted there with gentle, lov
able Hetty Glynn and her whilom
husband as the principal characters.
The girl had told the whole story of
that uglynight. Sara tried-to see it
as it actually had transpired. For
months this present enterprise had
been in her mind:, the desire to see
the place again, to go there with old
impressions which she could leave be
hind when ready to emerge in a new
frame of mind. It was true that she
meant to shake off the shackles of a
horrid dream, to purge herself of the
last vestige of bitterness, to cleanse
her mind of certain thoughts and mem
Downstairs Booth waited for her.
He heard the story of the tragedy from
the innkeeper, who crossly maintained
that his business had been ruined.
Booth was vaguely impressed, he knew
not why, by Burton's description -of
the missing woman. 'I'd say she was
about the size of Mrs. Wrandall her
self, and much the same fngger," he
said,. as he had -said a thousand times
before. "My wife noticed it the min
ute she saw Mrs. Wrandall. Same
height and everything."
A bell rang sharply and Burton
glanced over his shoulder at the indi
cator on the wall behind the desk. He
gave a great start and his jaw sagged.
"Great Scott!" he gasped. A curi
ous grayness stole over his face. "It's
-it's the bell in that very room. My
soul, what can-",
"Mrs. Wrandall Is up there, Isn't
she?" demanded Booth.
"It ain't rung since the night he
pushed -the button for- Oh, gee!
You're right. She Is up there. My.
what a scare it gave me." He wiped
his brow. Turning to a boy, he com
manded Mm to answer the bell. The
boy went slowly, and as he went he
removed his hands from his pockets.
He came back an instant later, more
swiftly than he went, with the word
that "the lady up there" wanted Mr.
Booth to come upstairs.
She was waiting for him in the open
doorway. A shaft of bright sunlight
f*om a window at the end of the hall
fell upon her. Her face was colorless,
haggard. He paused for an instant to
contrast her-as she stood there In the
pitiless light with the vivid creature
he had put upon canvas so recently.
She beckoned to 'him and turned
back into the room. He followed.
"This is the raom, Brandon, where
my husband met the death he de
served," she said quietly.
"Deserved? Good heavens, Sara,
"I want you to look about -you and
try to picture how this place looked
on the night of the murder. You have
a vivid Imagination.. None of this
rubbish was here. Just a bed, a table
and two chairs. There was a carpet
on the floor. There were two people
here, a man and a- woman. The wom
an had trusted the man.' She trusted
him until the hour in which he died.
Then she found. him out. She had
come to this place, believing it. was
He Dropped Suddenly Upon the Trunk.
to be her wedding night. She found
no minister here. The man laughed at
her and scoffed. 'Then she knew. In
horror, shame, desperation she tried
to break away from him. He was
strong. She was a good woman; a
virtuous, honorable woman. She saved
He was staring at her with dilated
eyes. Slowly the truth was being
borne in upon him.
"The woman was-Hetty ?" came
hoarsely from his stiffening lips. "My
She -came close to him and spoke
in a half-whisper. "Now you know the
secret. Is It safe with you?"
He opened his lips to speak, but no
words came forth. Paralysis seemed
to have gripped not only his throat
but his senses. He reeled. She
grasped his arm In a tense, fierce way,
"Be careful! No one must hear
what we are saying."- She shot a
glance down the deserted hall. "No
one is near. I made sure of that.
around It, the funeral banquets were
The objects found in the cabins with
the bodies have remarkable Import
ance from the archeological point of
view,, as they prove the existence of
a degree of -civilization, especially as
regards vases and such utensils, never
hitherto observed in the Neolithic age.
Swordsrnen of the Sea.
The swordsmen of the sea are
the sawfishes, spearfishes, sailfishes,
swordfishes and the narwhal, with Its
spirally twisted straight tusks. Saw
fishes inhabit the warmer seas, while
the narwhal is a creature of the Arc
ti. The tusk of the narwhal is hollow
nearly to the point and is spirally
grooved. It uses its tusk as a weapon
of defense and to plunge through the
ice to breathe, the narwhal being a
cetacean. Sometimes when a boat has
been caught in the Ice great damage
has been inflicted by the inquisitive
ness or blundering of this great crea
ture, that sometimes reaches a length
,of 15 feet, with p -tusk .of from
six toten feet in length. As arule,I
7,7;Ma B DY , M 00 EAD S,- C 0-n
began, but she interrupted him with a
"I am starting for the city before
noon, by motor, to be gone at least a
"What! This is the first I've heard
Again she laughed. "To be perfect
ly frank with you, I hadn't heard of
it myself until just now. I think I
shall go down to the Homestead with
"Virginia," she added explicitly.
"I say', Sara, what does all this'
"And if you should follow me
there, Vivian's estimate of us will not
be so far out of the way as we'd
like to make it."
True to her word, she was gone
when he drove over later on in the
day. -Somehow, he experienced a
queer feeling of relief. Not that he
was oppressed by the rather vivacious
opinions of Vivian and her ilk, but
because something told him that Sara
was wavering in her determination to
withhold the secret from him and fled
for perfectly obvious reasons.
He had two commissions among the
rich summer colonists. One, a full
length portrait of young Beardsley in
shooting togs, was nearly finished. The
other was to be a half-length of Mrs.
Ravenscroft, who wanted one just like
Hetty Castleton's, except for the eyes,
which she admitted would have to be
different. Nothing was said of the
seventeen years' difference in their
ages. Vivian had put off posing until
The Wrandalls - departed for Scot
land,. and other friends of his began
to desert the. country for the city. The:
fortnight -passed and another week
besides. Mrs. Ravenscroft decided to
go to Europe when the picture was
"You can finish it when I come back
in December, Mr. Booth," she, said.
"I'll have several new gowns to choose
"I shall be busy all winter, Mrs. Ra
venscroft," he said coldly.
"How annoying," she said calmly,
and that was the end of it all. She
had made .the unpleasant discovery
that it wasn't going to be In the least
like Hetty Castleton's, so why bother
. Booth waited until Sara came' out
to superintend the closing of her house
for, the winter. He called at South
look on the day of her arrival. He
was struck at once by the curious
change in her appearance and manner.
There was something bleak and deso
late in the vividly brilliant face: the
tired, wistful, harassed look of one
who has begun to quail and yet fights
"Will you go out with me tomorrow,
Brandon, for an all-day trip in the
car?" she asked, as they stood to
gether before the open fireplace on
this late November afternoon. Her
eyes were moody, her voice rather
"Certainly," he said, watching her
closely. Was the break about to come?
"I will stop for' you at nine." Alter
a short pause, she looked up and said:
"I suppose you woulds like to know
where I am taking you."~
"It doesn't matter, Sara."
"I want yon to go with me to Bur
"That is the place where my hus
band was killed," she said, quite
.He started. "Oh! But-do you
think it best, Sara, to open old wounds
,"I have thought It all out, Brandon.
I want to"'go there-just once. I want
to go into that room again."'
-Once More at Burton's Inn.
Again Sara- Wrandall found herself
In that never-to-be-forgotten room at
Burton's inn. On that grim night In
March she had entered without fear
or trembling because she knew what
was .there. Now she quaked with a.
mighty chill of terror, for she knew
not what was there in the quiet, now
sequestered room. Burton had told
them on their arrival after a long
drive across country that patrons -of
the inn Invariably asked which iroom
it was that had been the scene of
the tragedy, and, on finding out, re
fused point-blank, to occupy it. In
consequence he had been obliged to
transform it into a sort of store and
Sara stood In the middle of the
murky room, for the shutters had long
been closed to the light of day, and
toked about her In awe at the hetero
geneous mass of boxes, trunks, bun
dles and rubbish, scattered over the
floor without care or system. She had
closed the door behind her and was
quit~ alone. Light sneaked in through
the cracks In the shutters, but so
meagerly that It only served to In
crease the gloom. A dismantled bed
stead stood heaped, up in the corner.
She did not have to be told what bed
it was. The mattress was there too,
rolled up and tied with a thick garden
rope. She knew there .were dull, ugly
blood stains upon It. Why the thrifty
Burton had persevered In keeping
thl6 useless article of furniture, she
could only surmise. Perhaps it was
FOUND STONE AGE CEMETERY
Recent Discovery in Italian Province
Will ~Arouse Keen interest
A burial place of the Stone Age has
just been found by Prof. Dall Osso of
Ancona, in the Valle Vibrata (prov
ince of Abruzzi), Italy.
The bodies are not buried, but are
all laid in small cabins containing
from two to eight each, and are
ranged on either side of these little
huts on low platforms sloping toward
With a single exception the bodies
all rest on one side, with the knees
drawn up, and it Is assumed that the
dead were placed in this position to
give them the attitude of prayer in
their death chamber, for it' has been
established that the custom of praying
on one's knees was already in exist
ence In the Stone Age In Egypt.
In one of the cabins, almost In the
center of the group, there are no
bodes, - but a big circular hearth.
around which it Is assumed, from the
FAMOUS OLD FR
Twickenham, Noted in Song,
Gets Iato Court.
Earl of Dysart, Its Owner, Who Sought
to Down Competing Concern for
Infringing on Ancient Rights,
Wins His Case.
London.-There's a trip that vis
itors to London take all on a summer's
day. You board a little steamer in the
neighborhood of London bridge-or it
may be Blackfriars or possibly near
the -tower, it really does not matter
and you steam up the Thames seated
in a camp chair on deck with a red
covered book in your lap and a raised
umbrella in your hand. I~he umbrella,
by the way, has a triple )function-it
protects you from the rain, diverting
the stream down your neighbor's neck;
it protects you from the sun, and espe
cially does It protect your fellow pas
sengers from a view of the shore.
But the true point of.this tale is
Twickenham ferry, which you come to
around a bend in the river from lich
And 'tis but a penny to Twickenham
But you remember the old song:
"Ahoy! and oho! and it's who's for the
(The brier's In bud and the sun going
"And I'll row ye so quick and I'll row ye
And' 'tis but a penny to Twickenham
The ferryman's slim and the ferryman's
With just a soft twang in the turn of his
And he's fresh as a pippin and brown as
' a berry,
And 'tis but a penny to Twickenham
"Ahoy! Oho! and it's I'm for the' ferry."
- Ferry at Twickenham Tows.
(The brier's In bud and the sun going
"And it's late as it Is, land I haven't a
Oh how can I get me to Twickenhama
She'd a rose In her bonnet, and oh! she
As the' little pink flower that grows In
With her cheeks like a rose and her lips
like, a cherry
"And 'sure, but you're welconie to
"Ahoy! Oho!"~ You're too. late for the
(The brier's in bud and the sun has gone
And he's not rowing quick and he's not
It seems quite a journey' to Twickenham
"Ahoy! and Oho!" you may call as you
The young moon Is rising o'er Petersham
And with love like a rose in the stern of
the wher'ry -
There's danger in crossing to Twicken
Now' Twckenham ferry Is real and
not merely a figment of the poet's
Imagination, and boats still ply. back
and forth between the Middlesex and
Surrey shores as they have been ply
ing for centuries-not knowing who
the founder was 1we can afford to use
the plural. Because you must under
staind-that, by reason of the establish
ment of~a rival ferry not fi'e hundred
yards on the down stream side, t
name Twickenlg got into rc
ords of Britisf-law Wi's d' people
remembered.'the old song. It appears
that about/welve years ago the- Lon
don county council opened a new park,
Marble -Bill park near Twickenhan
Town. Now people from the Surreys
side of the Thames who wished to
reach the new breathing spot founid'it
necessary to walk some distance up
river to Twickenbam ferry, cross: and
walk 500 yards down river on the Mid
dlesex side in order 'to achieve their
object. This was somewhat awkward.
In 1909, therefore, the council author
ized the inauguration of a new ferry
service to meet the new demand. Ham
merton & Co. got the franchise and
the good people from Petersham, for
instance, found the new boats a great
It was not long before the* earl of
Dysart and Mr. Champion, owner and
lessee respectively .of Twickeniham
ferry,.brought action against the new
comers on the ground that their an
cient rights were being infringed upon.
The defendants held that their ferry
was a bona fide one, catering to a
class of traffic substantially new In
character, and their argument was up
held by Justice Warrington. The plain
tiffs, however, took their case to the
court of' appeals and now comes the
news that their appeal has been sus
tained in an opinion by Lord Justice
Phillimore, reversing the decision of
the lower court.
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Don't speak! Think first-think well,
Brandon Booth. It is what you have
been seeking for months-the truth.
You share the secret with us now.
Again I ask, is it safe with you?"
"My God!" he muttered again, and
passed his hand over his eyes. His
brow was wet. He looked at his fin
gers dumbly as if expecting to find
them covered with blood.
"Is it safe with you?" for the third
"Safe? Safe?" he whispered, follow.
ing her example without knowing that
he did so. "I-I can't believe you,
Sara. It can't be true."
"It is true."
"You have known-all this time?"
"From that night when I stood where
we are standing now."
"I had never seen her until that
night. I saved her."
He dropped suddenly upon the trunk
that stood behind him, and buried his
face in his hands. For a long time
she stood over him, her Interest divid
ed between him and the hall, wherein
lay their present peril.
"Come," she said at last. "Pull your
self together. We must leave this
place. If you are not careful they
will suspect something downstairs."
He looked up with haggard eyes,
studying ,her face with curious intent
"What manner of woman are you,
Sara?" he questioned,. slowly, won
"I have just discovered that I .am
very much like other women, after
all," she said. "For awhile I thought
I was different, that I was stronger
than my sex. But I am just as weak,
just as much to be pitied, just as
much to be -scorned as any one of my
sisters. I have spoiled a great act
by stooping to do a mean one. God
will bear witness that my thoughts
were noble at the outset; my. heart
was soft. But come! There is much
more to tell that cannot be told here.
You shall know everything."
They went downstairs and out into
the crisp autumn air. She gave direc
tions to her chauffeur. They were
to traverse for some distance the same
road she had taken on that ill-fated
night a year and a half before. In
course of time the motbr approached
a well-remembered railway crossing.
"Slow down, Cole," she said. "This
is a mean place-a very mean place."
Turning to Booth, who had been sit
ting grim and silent beside her for
miles, she said, lowering her .voice: "I
remember that crossing- yonder. There
Is a sharp curve beyond. This Is the
place. Midway between the two
crossings, I should say. Please re
member this part of the road. Bran
don, when I come to the telling of
that night's ride to town. Try to pic
tnre this spot-this smooth, straight
road as it might be on a dark, freezing
night in the very thick of a screaming
blizzard, with all the world abed save
In his mind .he began to draw the
picture, and to place the two women
in the center of It, without -knowing
the circumstances. 'There was some
thing fascinating In the study he was
makng, something gruesome and full
of sinister possibilities for the hand
of a virile painter. He wondered how
near his Imagination was to placing
the central figures in the picture as
they actually appeared on that secret
At sunset they went together to the
little pavilion at the end of the pier
which extended far out into the sound.
Here they were safe from the ears
of eavesdroppers.' The boats had been
stowed away for the winter. The
wind that blew through the openi pa
vilion, now shorn of all Its comforts
and luxuries, was cold, raw and repel
ling. No ong would disturb them here.
With her face set toward the sinking
east, she leaned against one of the
thick posts, and in a dull, emotionless
voice, laid bare the whole story of that
dreadful .night and the days that fol
lowed. She spared no details, she
spared not herself In the narration.
(TO BE CONTINUED.)
We tell this story because it seems
to us a beautiful story that ought to be
told. It concerns General Bell and the
opening of the gigantic amphitheater
in Manila that follows the lines of the
land. The general was much praised
for having built this imposing and
enormous structure. He pointed to the
savage Igorrotes that were standing'
about, trying to understand what was
going on. "I did not build It," he said.
"God Almighty built It, but If you want
to take building in a different sense,
to consider what we did, using the
great plans of nature, those poor fel
lows built it."-Harper's Weekly.
Not Properly Equipped.
Little Gardner, whose big brother
had been presented with a bicycle
asked his mother If he 'could not hayve
one, too. "You're not oldenough," she
replied, "but I will ouy you a veloci
pede." "I can't use a velocipde on
these rough roads," he exclaimed. "The
motor cars use the rough roads every
day." The youngster thought for a
moment, then with a look of scorn re
marked: "Do you think I am filled
with gasoline?"-New York Times.
for killing fish for food. In the cas
te of Rosenberg the kings of Den
mark have long possessed a magnifi
cent throne made of tusks of t
cetacean. These tusks are h
whiter than ivory.
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te nervous strain; Every once In a
hile a tire would blow out andy the
report would break up every card
game in the township"4'
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