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ughperhaps he bad written
does not know that I
-Le.WO. course. Um-um! By
thini the colonel is a cork
the most amiable thorough
I've:ee come across. Ripping.
re'ner said anything to me about
car atipath toward him, but I can
1rh-talf an eye that he is terribly
about it. Can't you get to
r. Wrandall, you are en
im ion to a point
must fail you,"
:p ftelvy. Booth could
~omginS on my part,"
ith onitton; falling ut
obvious ' "I-sup
liels ioming over
Reziseks or so. -We be
OOd friends before we
Mou should hear him
d's will! The
I couldn't take it
does E~ tiUi and all that
pknow oing up'like
ai0:1 n and bemting In-plain
e never squeaked. Tanghed
rtish attribute,*I dare say.
-know that-he is obliged
$I tt n Ireland?"
- She could not con
uame that leaped In
tknow," she murmured.
i ut 'quiit a shock to you. Sit
You look very pictur
chairs were made
Shiwhichever Is proper.
Aftg-ed. his shoulders.
tand,uif you don't mind
suggested, It, old clbp,
dt have overl the
YTe Miss Cast! .on, he
s." There was
f his mind that
- t In -a tactful
at al about It, Mr.
she, with a pleading
as If to Inquire
Sheshouldtake in this dis
Senlasld he can't sell It,"
said Leslie, some
-7U with a .mag
- cowered a multiude of
~add Of course, I am
fInseeing thagtou are
protected, Miss Castleton.
medbt: Ou bold an interest in
an7t wel sdiscuss a thing!I
a 4bsolutely nothing about," she
~" - necinetly.
Vosto t siii J building lots. and
fc~lin epefast, of course.- It was
lironbepnature of. a question than
adecliratldn..-"Ther old famIly castle
Jstrynuhaof an asset, I take it."'
~I ini~yyo~can trust Colonel Cas
t oldn ake the biest possible deal
- ansaid Booth drily.
~..- so" said Ethe-otherre
ftbat. Strange, however,
f'enetard aWord fromhim
be5ian .dnd~on. I've been
gcaledadm from him every
-neaily a. fortnight, letting m'e
*Iwjae to'exiect him."
~ eou going to California this
~L ~nterontlie flying?" asked Hetty.
Saaenered ~at that juncture, and
ev~sat down to listen for half an
Leslie's harangue on the way
- D~nl meet was being niis
~ ~ end of which he de
~Doy know, Brandy, old fellow,"
~dhas they.walked down Fifth-raye
~the gathering dust of the early
-Asteinig, "ever since I've begun
- ~ mispet hat danedadld humbug of
.hers, I've been congratu
~ ~y~elthat there isn't the re
.c ces of his ever becoming
~e~4naw.-And, iby George,
never' know h'ow near -I was to
eaigblindly Into' the brambles.
rWhat'a close call I had!"
Booth's sarcastic smile was bidden
bythe dusk.: .He'made no pretense of
Sresenting thie mnanness of
,~~tthat moved Leslie to these cad
ieh narkL~. He merely announced,
think Miss Castleton is to be con
gratulsthtat hekI-njury is no greater
thauiatureimade It In the beginning."
hWat do-you mean by 'nature?'"
~"auegave her a father, didr't'
K"Wu1W why add Insult to injury?"
Brovei Oh, I siay, old man!"
-T hrted at the-next corner. As
,th'started to cross over to the
*I~s, Lsli called out after him:
'I say~ Brandy, just a second, please.
Ae- you going to nfarry Miss Castle
"Then, I retract the scurvy things I
sackhethere. I asked her to marry
mne three times and she refused me
t e e times. What I said about the
krginbies was rotten. I'd ask her again
if (hbught she's have me. There you
are, old-fellow. I'm a rotten cad, but
1T apologize to you just the same."
-NATURE'S WORK AT FAULT
Recent 'Quake That Startled the East
Due to imperfect Formation
of Rocky Section.
To understand the shock which this
'art of the country received one must
-ealize that "Logan's fault'-the line
af weakness in the underlying rocks
that extends from Canada well down
toward the .Gulf of Mexico-plays
.muclk the--same role as do- the care
\~l~ provided solutions of continuity
which' every observing person who
crosses the Brooklyn bridge has no
dced. These points of overlapping
permt the structure to expand on hot
days and to contract on cold ones
without breaking' any of its parts.
~%ature) being a clumsy engineer,
21as-made for this -section of the cool
1ngeal-th fa, much less nearly perfect
dro'ison- for contraction in the crack
#rbicj Sir Wlilam E. Logan of the
Canadian geological survey, was the
fi~rst to discover and describe. The
earth foint wor'ks just as does that In
the bridgA~ but It works stiffy and
,i2y-?.on Itervals w~hen the strah
"You're learning, Leslie,"'said Boot
taking the hand the other held out 1
While the painter was dining at h
club later on in the evening, he wI
called to the telephone. Watson wS
on the wire. He said that Mrs. Wra
dall would like to know If -Mr. Bool
could drop in on her fdr a few'.mi
utes after dinner, "to discuss a. vel
Important matter, if you please, sir
At nine o'clock, Booth- was in -Sara
library,'trying to grasp a ziew and r
markable phase in the charact'er .
that amazing woman.
He found Hetty waiting for ht
when he arrived.
"I don't know what it all mean
Brandon," she said hurriedly, lookir
over her shoulder as she spoke. "Sar
says that she has come to a. decisic
of some 'sort. She wants us to hea
her plan before making it final. I
don't understand her at all tonight."
"It can't be- anything serious, dea
est," he'said, but something- cold an
nameless oppressed him just'the sam
"She asked me if I had finally d
cided to-to be your wife, Brandon.
said I had asked you for two or thre
days more in which to., decide.
teemed to depress hr." She said s
didn't see how she boula'give me u:
even to you. She wanfs to be nea
me always. It'is-It is really tragi
He tookiCr hands in his.
"Weas fix that,"-.said he confiden
l7. ~saf can live with us if she feel
that-j'y about it.' Our home shall b
h when she liiee, and as long a
ooses. It 'will be open to her a
e, to come -and go or to sta:
s she elets. Itit that the wa
to put it?"
-"I suggested something.of the sor
but she wasn't -very much Impressei
Indeed, she appeared to be somewha
-yes, I could not have been mistake
-somewhat harsh and terrified whe
I spoke of It. Afterwards she wa
more reasonable. She thanked me an
-there'were tears in her eyes at th
time-and said' she' would think :
over.- All she asks iS that I may. b
happy- and-free iand untroubled all th
rest of my life. .,This was before dir
her. At dinner> she appeared to :b
brooding over something. When w
left the table ahe-*ook me to her room
and said that she had come to an in
portant decision. Then sh6 Instructe
Watson to find you if possible."
-"'Gad, It's Vll very upsetting-P" h
said, shaking his head.
-"I think her -conscience is troublin
her. She hates the Wrandalls,.but I
I don't know why I- should feel as
do about It-but I. believe .she wani
them- to know!"
He stared for a moment, and the
his face brightened. "And so do I, He
ty, so do I! They ought to know!"
"I should feet so much easier If ti
whole world knew," said she earnesti:
Sara heard the girl's words as si
stood. in the door. She came forwar
with a strange-even abashed-smi
after closing the door behind her.
"I don't agree with you, deares
when you say that the world shou]
know, but I have'come to the conch
slon that you should be tried and a
quitted by a jury made up of Chall
Wrandall's own flesh and blood. Ti
Wrandalls must know the truth.".
The Jury of Four.
The Wrandalls sat waiting and wol
dering. They had been sent for an
they had deigned to respond, much i
The Wrandalis Le'aned Forward I
their own surprise. Redmond Wra:
dali occupied a place at the head <
the library table. At his right sat h.
wife. Vivian and Leslie, by directio
took seats at the side of the long tabl
whchhad been'cleared of i mass
books and magazines. Lawyer Ca
roll was at the other end of the tabi
perceptibly nervous and anxious. He
ty sat a little apart from the others,
rather forlorn, detached member of t?
conclave. Brandon Booth,. pale-face
and alert,- drew up a chair alongsid
Carroll, facing Sara who alone r<
maned standing, directly opposite tb
Not one of the Wrandalls knew wb
they, as a "family, were there. The
had not the slightest premonition <
what was to come.
had become enormous enough 1
break down what a surgeon might ca
"adhesions." The result Is that th
readjustment of the earth surface I
a smaller circumference, Instead C
being continuous, is by widely space
jumps or jerks. Upon their exter
depends the severity of the consi
quent "quake." That of a few week
ago was remarkable for the easter
seaboard, but it would have passed fe
trivial on the other side of the col
The Charleston earthquake an
those which have several time
wrecked Kingston, Jamaica, were<
a wholly different sort-the movin
down a mountain slope of an alluvii
plain.-New York Times.
Ancient Forms of Soap.
It is probable that some of the i:
gredients, especially the essential oil
which enter largely into the compos
tion of modern soaps, were employe
in early times for the same purpos
Soap in the form of vegetable ashe
mixed with grease was in vogt
among the acient Egyptians. A sir
tar.Drepara Iwas used by the H
6or e Bar.
r xa SW R( : / //N CO
i, The Wrandalls had been routed
:o from their comfortable fireside-for
what? They were asking the question
Is -of themselves and they were waiting
68 stonily for the answer.
a "It is very stuffy in here," Vivian
i- had said with a glance at the closed
h doors after Sara had successfully
x- placed her jury in the box.
7 "Keep still, Viv," whispered Leslie,
!" with a fine assumption of awe. "It's a
'a spiritualistic meeting. 'You'll scare
D- the spooks away.".
f It was at this juncture that Sara
rose from her chair and faced them,
n as calmly, as complacently as if she
were about to ask them to proceed to
a, .the dining-room instead of to throw a
g bomb -into.their -midst that would shat
a ter their smug serenity for all time to
n come. With a glance at Mr. Carroll
r she began, clearly, firmly and without
-I a prefatory apology for what was to
r- "I have asked you to come here to
d night to be my judges. I am on trial.
a. You. ar about to hear the story of my
3- unspeakable perfidy. I only require of
I you that you hear me to the end be
e fore passing judgment."
[t At her words, Hetty and Booth start
e. ed perceptibly; a quick glance passed
4 between them, asif each was inquir
,r ing' whether the other had caught the
3, extraordinary words of self-indictment.
A puzzled frown appeared 'on Hetty's
t- "Perfidy?" interposed Mr. Wrandall.
s His wife's . expression changed from
e one of bored indifference to sharp in
s quiry. Leslie paused in the act of
l lighting a cigarette.
', ' "It Is the mildest term I can com
Y mand," said Sara.. "I shall be'as brief
as possible ffi stating the case, Mr.
t Wrandall. You will. be surprised to
L hear that I have taken it upon myself,
,t as the wife of Challis Wrandall and,
a as I regard It, the one most vitally
1 concerned if not interested-in the dis
8 covery and punishment of the person
d who took -his life-I say I have taken
e. It .upon myself to shield, protect and
-t defend the unhappy young woman who
e accompanied him to Burton's inn- on
e that night In March. She has had my
L constant, my personal protection for
e more than twenty months." .
8 The Wrandalls leaned -forward in
a their- chairs. The match burned Les
I lie's fingers, and he dropped It without
d appearing to notice the pain. ,
"What Is this 'you are saying?" de
a manded Redmond Wrandall.
"When I left the inn that night, after
g 'seeing my husband's body in the little
~ upstairs room, I said to myself that
I the one who took -his life had unwit
S 'tingly done me a service, Bie was my
husband; I loved him, I adored him.
'To-the end of my days I could have
gone on loving him in spite of the
cruel return he gave for my love and
e loyalty. I shall not' attempt to tell
Fyou of the countless lapses of fidelity
eon his part. You would not believe me.
d1 -But he .always came back to me with
' the pitiful love he had for me, and 1
forgave him his transgressions. .These
'things you know. He confessed many
d things to ypu, ' Mr. Wrandall. He
'humbled himself to me. Perhaps you
> will recall that I never complained to
you of him. What rancor I had- was
e always directed toward you, his fain
fly,, who would see no wrong In your
king but looked upon me as dirt be
neath his feet. There were moments
when I could have slain him with my
own. hands, but my heart rebelled.
1There were times when he said to me
d thatlIought tokllhim ifor the things
he had done. You may now-understand
what I mean when I say that the girl
who went -to Buton's Inn .with him
did me a service. I willinot say that
I considered her guiltless at the time.
On the contrary, I looked upon her in
quite a different way.' I had no means
of knowing then that she was as pure
as snow and that he woulct have de
spoiled her of -everything that was
sweet and sacred to her. She took his
life 'In order-to save that which' was
dearer to her than her own life, and
she was on her way to pay for her
Sdeed with her life if necessary when
I came upon her and intervened."
"You-you know who she Is?" said
IMr. Wrandall, in a low, incredulous
I"I have known almost from the be
ginning. Presently you will hiear her
story, from her own lips."
Involuntarily four pairs of eyes shift
ed. They looked blankly at Hetty Cas
Speaking swiftly, Sara depicted the
nscenes and sensations experienced dur
ing that memorable motor journey to
New York city.
- "I could .not believe that she was a
pf vicious creature, -even then. Some
s thing told me. that she was a' tender,
1, gentle thing who had fallen, into evil
, hands and :had struck because she
if was unevil. I did not doubt that she
'- had been my husband's mistress, but
, I could not destroy the conviction that
t- -somehow she had- been justified ~in
a doing the thingS she had done. My
e gravest mistake was in refusing to
d hear her story in alI of Its details.
e I only permitted her to acknowledge
y that she had killed him, no more. I
e did not want to hear the thing which
I assumed to be true. Therein lies
y my deepest fault. For months and
y months I misjudged her'in my heart,
f yet secretly loved her. Now I under
stand why I loved her. It was because
o brews, and when Jeremiah said:
il "Though thou wash thee with nitre
e and take thee much soap,'" he referred
o to "borak," procured from the ashes
f of the saltwort and other "washing
d herbs." Borak is in use among the
t Arabs to this day.
s 'Balker's Dozeri.
2 The custom on the part of bakers
r allowing 13 to the dozen dates back to
L- medieval times, when bakers were
carefully watched. The trade was sur
d rounded by many laws, and the most
s severe penalties were imposed for any
fshortage in weight. In order to avoid
g the possibility of falling below the
Istandard measure it became cus
tomary for bakers to allow an extra
loaf with every dozen.
"Why did that pretty little artist
-break her engagement?"
d "Because she did not like the color
.combination of the match."
S"What do you mean by that?"
e "She did not see how she could
-make her rosy future harmonize with
she was innocent of the only crime I
could lay. at her feet. Now I come
to the crime of which I stand self-%
accused. I. must have been made all
these months. I have no other defense
to Qffer. You may take It as you see
It for yourselves. I do not ask for
pardon. After I deliberately had set
about to shield this unhappy girl-to
cheat the law, if you please-to cheat
you, perhaps-I conceived the horrible
thought to avenge myself for all the
in'dignitles I had sustained at the
hands of you Wrandalls, and at the
same time to even my account witb
the one woman whom I could put my
finger upon as having robbed me of
my husband's love. You see I put It
mildly. I have -bated all of you, Mrs.
Wrandall, even'as you have hated me.
Today-nbw-I do not feel as I did In
other days toward you. I do not love
you, still I do not hate you. I do not
forgive you, and yet I tlink I have
come to see things from your point
of view. I can only repeat that I
do not hate you as I once did." ,
She *paused. The Wrandalls were
too deeply submerged In horror to
speak. They merely stared at her as
if stupefied; as breathless, as motion
less as stones.
"There came a day when I observed
that Leslie was attracted by the guest
in my house. On that day the plan
took root in my brain. I-"
"Good God!" fell from Leslie's lips.
-"You-you had that In mind?"
"It became a fixed, inflexible pur
pose, Leslie. Not that I hated you
as I hated the rest, for you tried to
be considerate. The one grudge I held
against you was that In seeking to sus
tain me you defamed your own brother.
You came to me with stories of his
misdeeds; you said that he was a
scoundrel and that. you would not
blame me for 'showing him up.' Do
you, not remember? And so my plot
involved you; you were the only one
through whom I could strike. . There
were times when I faltered. I could
not bear the thought of sacrificing
Hetty Castleton, nor was it easy to
thoroughly appease my conscience In
respect to you. Still, if I' could have
had my way a few months ago, If
coercion had been of any avail, you
would now be the husband of your
brother's slayer. Then I came to
know that she was not what I had
thought she was. She was honest.
My bubble burst. I came out of the
maze in which I had been living and
saw clearly that what I had contem
plated was the most atrocious-"
"Atrocious?" cried .Mre. Redmond
Wrandall between her set teeth. "Dia
bolical! Diabolical! ,My God, Sara,
what a devil you--" She did not' com
plete the sentence, but' sank back In
her chair and stared with wide, horror
struck eyes at her rigid daughter-in
Her husband, his hand shaking as
If with palsy; pointed a finger at Het
ty. "And so you are the one we have
been hunting for all these months,
Miss Castleton! You are the one we
want! You who have sat at our table,
you who have smiled In our faces-"
"Stop, Mr. Wrandall!" commanded
Sara, noting the ashen face of the girl.
"Don't let the fact escape you that I
am the guilty person. Don't forget
that she owed her freedom, If not her
life to me. I alone kept her from
giving herself up to the law. All that
has transpired since that night Ii
March must be placed to my account..
Hetty Castleton 'has been my prisoner.
She has rebelled a thousand times and
I have conquered-not by threats but
by love! Do you understand? Be
cause of her love for me, and because
she believed that L loved her, she sub
mitted. You are not to accuse her,
Mr. Wrandall. Accuse me! I am on
trial here. Hetty Castleton Is aewit
ness against me, If you choose to call
upon her as such.-- -If not, I shall ask
her to speak in my defenee, If she can
"This Is lunacy!" cried Mr. Wran
dall, coming to his feet. "I don't care
what your motives may have been.
They do not make her any less a mur
"We must give her over to the po
lice-" began his wife, struggling to
her feet. She staggered. It was
Booth who stepped quickly to her side
to support her. Leslie was staring at
Vivian touched her father's .arm.
She was very pale but vastly more
composed than the others.
"Father, listen to me," she said. Her
voice trembled in spite of ner effort
to control It. "We are condemning
Miss Castleton unheard. Let us hear
everything before we-"
"Good God, Vivian! Do you mean
"How can we place any relianc4 on
what she may say?" cried Mrs. Wran
"Nevertheless," said Vivian firmly,
"I for one shall not condemn her un
heard. I meanto be asfair toher as
Sara has been. It shall not be said
that all thie Wrandalls -are smaller
than Sara Gooch!"
"My child-" began ;her father In
credulously. His jaw dropped sud
denly. His daughter's shot had landed
squarely In tie heart of the Wrandall
"If she has anything to say"-said
Mrs. Wrandall, waving Booth aside
and sinking stiffly Into her chair. Her
REFLECTS LIFE OF SECTION
Homespun Language Well Described
as Having Race-Old Distillation
The life of every section Is reflected
in Its speech. Why should it not be
taught pride in the very archaisms It
possesses? We have a storehouse on
which we can never afford to turn the
key. Take a lower Mississippi sen
tence that Clemens might have cop
ied: "There's been a fi-ay .on the
river-I don't know how the fraction
began, but Dan and Bill feathered
into the Joneses with their rifles."
Agincourt bowmen would have under
stood "feathered into."
In the tongue of the Appalachians
storm is tempest. gay is gamesome,
strong Is sur-vigorous, the air Is the
element, agriculture is tilth and hus
bandry. medicine is physick. The peo
pe speak in metaphor as readily as
the Tudors. One can hear in the
Great Smokies. as in Marlowe. of
cowards whose blood is snow-broth
Iand heroes bold as brass.
bec meashamed of speech with
husband sat down. Their jaws se
"Thank you, Vivian," said Sara, su:
prised in spite of herself. "You ar
nobler than I-"
"Please don't thank me, Sara," sat
Vivian icily. "I was speaking for Miu
Sara flushed. "I suppose it is us<
less to ask you to be fair to Sar
Gooch, as you choose to call me."
"Do you feel in your heart that w
still owe you anything?"
"Enough of this, Vivian," spoke u
her 1cher harshly. "If Miss Castlf
ton desires to speak we will listen T
her.. I must advise .you, Miss. Castli
ton, that the extraordinary disclosure
.made by my daughter-in-law do nC
lessen your culpability. , We do not 1E
sist on this confession from-you., Yo
deliver it at your own risk. I..wan
to be fair with you. If Mr. Carro
is 'your counsel, he may advise yo
now to refuse to make a statement.
'Mr. Carroll bowed slightly in th
general direction of the Wrandalls. '
have already advised Miss Castleto
to state the case fully and completel
to you, Mr. Wrandall. It was I wh
originally suggested this-well, wha
you might call a private trial for hei
I am firmly convinced that when yo
have heard her story; you, as he
judges, will acquit her of the charg
of murder. Moreover, you will be cor
tent to let your own verdict end th
matter, sparing yourselves the sham
and ignominy of having her story tol
in a criminal court for the delectatio
of an eager but somewhat implacabl
"Your language is extremely uit
pleasant, Mr. Carroll," said Mr. Wrar
"I meant to speak kindly, sir."
"Do you mean, sir, that we will le
the matter rest after hearing the-"
"That is precisely what I mean, Mi
Wrandall. You will not consider he
guilty of a crime. Please bear 1:
mind this fact: but for Sara and Mis
Castleton you would not have know:
the truth. Miss Castleton could no
be convicted in a court of justice. No
will she be convicted here this eve
ning, in this little court of ours."
"Miss Castleton is not on trial," it
terposed Sara calmly. "I am the' of
fender. She has already been trie
and proved innocent."
Leslie, in his impatience, - tappe
sharply on the tpble with his seal rin
"Please let her tell the story. Per
mit me to say, Miss Castleton, tha
you will not find the Wrandalls a
harsh and vindictive as you may hay
been led to b'elieve."
Mrs. Wrandall passed her hand ove
her eyes. "To think that we hay
been friendly to this girl all these
"Calm yourself, my dear," said he
husband, after a glance at his so:
nd daughter, a glance of unspeal
able helplessness. He could not ur
As Hetty arose, Mrs. Wrandall ser
fr lowered her eyes and not once dil
she look up during the recital tha
followed. Her hands were lying limpl:
In her lap, and she breathed heavil3
almost stertoriously. The younge
Wrandalls leaned forward with 'thel
clear, unwavering gaze fixed on th
earnest face of the young Englisi
woman wh-o had slain their brother.
"You have heard Sara accuse hei
self," said the girl slowly, dispassior
ately. "The shock was no greater t
you than it was to me. All that sh
has said is true, and yet I-I woul
"And So You Are the One We Hav
Been Hunting for All These Months."
so much rather she had left herse:
unarraigned. We were agreed that
should throw myself on your merc:
Mr. Carroll said that you 'were, fal
and just people, that you would nc
condemn me under the circumstancej
But that Sara should seek to take tb
."Alas, my dear, I am to blame," sal
Sara, shaking her head. "But for is
your story ,would have been tol
months ago,s~the courts would h~as
cleared you, and all the world woul
have execrated my husband for tb
thing he did-my husband and yot
son, Mrs. Wrandall-whom we bot
loved. God belleve me, I think I love
him more than all of you put t4
She sat down abruptly and burie
her face in her arms on the edge<
a colloquial flavor is to becofl
ashamed of the very speech that :
primitive thews and muscles. TI
homespun language has a past; in
beats the heart of democratic feelinj
and its sayings and phrases have
race-old distillation of wisdom.-Ne
Oldtime Criminal Trials.
Criiiinal trials used to be conducte
with wonderful speed in London, esp'
cially after the court had dined. A
old observer of the ways of the cel
tral criminal court cites a case I
which a prisoner had picked a pockt
of a handkerchief. Two witnessE
were called, the man robbed and
constable, who stated the facts in
few words. Then the judge addresse
the prisoner. "Nothing to say, I sul
pose?" The summing up was as fo
lows: "Gentlemen. I suppose you hay
no doubt? I have none." Jury
"Guilty, my lord." Judge to prisoner
"We have met before--we shall nc
meet again for some time-seve
years' transportation." Time of tria
two minutes fifty-three seconds. ]
t "If I could only induce you to for
give her," began 'Hetty, throwing f:
her hands to the Wrandalls, only to be
3 met by a gesture of repugnance from
the grim old man.
I "Your story, Miss Castleton," he
5 said hoarsely.
"From the beginning, if you please,
added the lawyer quietly. "Leave !ou1
Clearly, steadily 'and with the ut
most sincerity in her voice and man
ner, the girl began the story of. he
D life. She passed hastily over the ear
ier periods, frankly exposing the .un
happy. conditions attending her hor4
life, her subseqiynt activities as
B performer on the London stage afte:
t Colonel Castleton's defection; the fev
months devoted to posing for - Hawk
L right. the painter, and later .9u .he
engagement as governess in : ihi
wealthy Budlong family. She devote(
some time and definiteness to her firs
encounter with Challis. Wrandall - or
board the west-bound steamer, an in
cident #at came to pass In a perfectli
natural way. . Her deck chair .stoo
next tq his, and he was not s19w Ix
making himself *agreeable. It .did nol
occur :to her till long afterwards tha
he deliberately had traded positioni
with an elderly gentleman. who occu
r pled the chair on the first day out
Before the end of the voyage the]
were very good friends.
"When we landed in New York, he
assisted me In many ways.. After
wards, on learning that I was not t<
go to California, I called -him uV ox
the telephone to explain my predica
ment. He urged me to stay in Ne
York; he guaranteed that there woult
be no difficulty in securing a splendic
position in the east. I had no meant
of knowing that he was married. '
accepted him for what I thought hin
to be: a genuine American gentleman
They are supposed to be particularl3
considerate with women. His conducl
toward me was beyond reproach. ]
have never known a man who was sc
courteous, so gentle. To me, he wa
the most fascinating man In the world
r No -woman could have resisted him,
am sure of that."
She shot a quick, appealing glani
at Pooth's hard-set face. Her. 111
trembled for a second..
"I fell madly in love with hiw." shE
went on resolutely. "I dramdi o:
him, I could hardly wait for the fim<
to come when I was to see him. Hi
never came. to the wretched little lodg
ing house I have told you about. I
met him outside. One night he tol<
me that he loved me, loved me pas
rsionately. I-I said. that I would, bi
his wife. Somehow it 'seemed to mi
that he regarded me very curi'iusl;
rfor a moment or two. He seemne. t
be siurprised, uncertain. I remembel
that he laughed rather queerly. I
did not occur to me to doubt him. Oni
day he came -for me, saying that hi
wanted me to see the little apartmeni
he had taken, where-we were to -11v4
after we were married. I went witi
him. He said that if I liked it, IcolE
move In at once, but I would not con
sent to such an arrangement. For thi
rfirst time I began to feel that every
Sthing was not as it should be. I
remained in the apartment but a fev
minutes. The next 'day he came ti
me,- greatly excited and more -demoa
strative than ever before, to 'say th~
he had arranged for 'a .quiet, jo.
little wedding . up. In the eountry
SStrangely- enough, I experienced
queer feeling that all was not, es i
should be, but his eagerness, his per
sistence dispelled the small dloub
that had begun even then to shap
Itself. I consented to go with him ol
the next night to an Inn out In th
country-, where a college friend whi
was a minister of the .gospel would
meet us, driving over -from hiss parisi
a few miles away. I said that I pre
ferred to be married .in a church. H<
laughed and said it could be arrange
when we got to tha inn and had talkei
it over with the minister. Still ur
easy; I asked why it was necessar:
to employ secrecy. He told me tha
his family were in Europe and that hI
Swanted to surprise them' by' givinj
them a daughter who was actually. re
lated to an English nobleman.'. -Th
family had been urging him to marr:
a stupid but rich New York girl and
he-oh, well he uttered a great dea
of nonsense about my beauity, m:
charm, and ,all that sort of. thing-'
She paused for e, moment. No an<
spoke. Her audience of judges, wit]
the exception of thA elder Mrs. Wrar
dall, watched her as if fascinated
Their faces were almost expression
, less.. With a perseptible effort, ahi
resumed her storf', narrating event:
t that carried it up to the hour whex
she walked into tie little upstairl
room at Burton's ihn with the'i max
who was to be her irusband.
d(TO BE CONTINUED.)'
dpoets Put to Hard Labor.
e The sixth grade of a certain schoc
in a foreign settlement in South Da
kota was learning the use of posses!
h The book required the pupils to cox
rect and expand into a' coDiplete' seE
- tence the following expression: "Mil
ton and Shakespeare's works." Josep
Nikodym handed in thiis sentendie
f "Milton and Shakespeare work 'in
coal mine."-Youth's Companion.
e did not average more than four'mix
t Right to Bear Arms.
-- The words from Article II., amenc
a ments to the Constitution of the Util
ed States, "A well-regulated milti
being necessary to the security of
free people, the right of the peopl
to keep and bear arms shall not 'b
infringed," evidently have a commi
- nity meaning; but they also carr
ci along with them they right of- the ix
-dividual to safeguard himself an
his house by keeping himself ar-me
twith the necessary means of defense
s The 4aw against carrying conceale
weapons, now' on the statute books a
a most of the states, its'a matter quit
foreign to the broad jprinciples of th
- right, of keeping anida bearing arms.
"I just saw"a1 c ture of the Peaq
Palace atThe H e. I wish mywil
and I could get job of caretakers.
" 'They wouldn' allow say ma~ b
Ljlive there with wife."
SOUTH SEA JSLAWOSI
Recall Adventures of Daniel De
Foe's "Robinson Crusoe.'
Cannibals and Pirates Have Gone, But
Islands Are Still Rich in Romance
as of Yore-Civilization Has
Done Little There.
New York.-Almost every one who
can remember his "Swiss Family Rob
inson," "'Treasure Island" or "Robin
son Crusoe" has some knowledge of
the existence of innumerable little
tropical islands -in the South Pacific
ocean. If he can recall his boyhood
impressions of - these islands and. the
stories of romance and adventure with
which he associated them at that time
he will remember some of the .inost
thrilling and delightful moments of his
life. .Growing older, he has drifted
away from the pleasures of his early
youth and has probably not lived over
in his mind the experience of Robin
son Crusoe for many years. And if
he has he has put aside the thoughts
as childish fancies, outside the bounds
of reason and not to be considered in
the day dreams 'of a mature mind. If
he has learned more of these islands
thanwas taught by the authors of in
teresting fiction he has probably be
lieved that all the romance has gone
out of the South Seas, that the tropi
cal verdure ha's been replaced by cul
tivated lands and that commercialism
has destroyed all that which so ,ap
pealed to his imagination in youth. To
those who have visited them within
recent years the South Sea islands are
still as rith in. romance, If not in ad
venture, as in the days of which Stev
ensbn wrote, and more beautifulthan
,they -have ever been painted by brush
or pen. It is trie ther'e are no canni
bals on the islands, nor pirates In the
surrounding seas, but if one Is search
ing for adventure * It can easily be
'found,.either in accompanying a-pearl
diving expedition to one of the numer
ous atolls (coral Islands), climbing
the gigantic peaks or exploring the
mysterious caverns that extend to un
known depths beneath the mountains.
-Also a three months' cruiseon a pearl
* lt the Southi Seas.
trader'!s s'chooner will affordhamPle,
opportunity for excitement and ad
Outside the principal villages on the
larger Islands, the islands themselves
have undergone- little or no changel
Civilization has done little in the
South Sea islands outside of putting
an end to cannibalism, except to put
more clothing on the natives who live
in town and to erect a few liuildingS
to mar the natural scenery.
SSemi-civilized, yet retaning almost
all their native simplicity, the- natives
are still the South Sea islanders of a
hundred years ago. They are still
children of -nature, although they are
forced, to obey the laws of the -white
nations which now rule them. Their
simple nature has not rebelled against
this invasion and they have gone on
under the new order, living their easy
going lives-as before.
One of the principal groups of the
Australaslan archipelago is the So
ciety Islands, and In. this cluster- Is
found the gem of them all, the pearl
-of the South Seas-Tahiti. Beautiful
,as the. artist's conception of the Gar
den of. Eden. with a -climate that: Is
surprisingly temperate the year round,
producing all.the tropical fruits known
to the world, there Is probably not an
other, spot on the face of the globe so
favored by nature as Tahiti, the "Para
dse' of the Pacific." The shores of
-the- Island, fringed with cocoanut
palms, are surrounded ,by coral reefs
which protect them from the heavy
seas. High mountains shield the m-'ost
densely populated side of the Island
from the trade winds, and over all
looms Mount Orohena, towering 8,000
feet above the sea, and which, so far
as Is known, has never been scaled by
Gasoline Explosion Hurts Man,
Passaic, -N. J.-After knocking over
-a- milk bottle containing gasoline,
Thomas Donohue struck a match to
see what had happened. H e will live.
Want Fourth Marriage Annulled.
-Patchogue, N.. Y. - Wed for the
Ifourth time- a week ago, Morton E.
Jones, sixty-five, wants his marriage
Ito Miss Ellen Lee, thirty-five, annulled.
-Vaccinate 125,000 Puplls.'
New York.-With the approval of
the priests in authority the health de
partment will vaccinate 125,000 pupIls
in parochial schools here.
Urges IWives Not to Kiss Husbands.
New York. - Mrs. Havelock Ellis
urged suffragists not to kiss their hus
bands until they obtain the vote.
Aged Woman Casts First Vote.
Syeamore. Ill.-Miss Margaret Swin
bank, one hundred and one, cast her
first vote here. She voted "dry."
Albany, Ore.-On the twenty-fifth
Ianniversary of his marriage, 3. N.
Cowan smokied the last cigar of a box
given him .on his wedding and pro
nounced it excellent. It was - saved
for the occasion.
Seeks Court Aid go Stop Golf #laying.
Yokers.-Complaining that ,he had
lost one eye .playing golf anid she was
afraid he. might. .lose the other, drs.'
Mary Holwik 'asked the court to re
strain her son, Max, fr'om playing the
FOR CEB n3 A
And Was Not EvenAlowed Fr
liege of Sitting Up, but
Imray -M sou.
Kaplan, La.-Mrs. Casamear Burk
hart, of this town, gives out following
for publication: ."I feel that-I owe my
life to Cardui,. the woman's tonic. 'I
was married last April. and was in
fairly good health.- Shortly after
marriage my health began to fail, and
for three long months I was threat-,.
ened with serious sickness.
.I passed most of my'time' In
with a nurse at my bedside. At fast
I was told an operation was neces
sary.* I was so weak I could Atain
nothing on my stomach but citshed
ice, and was not even allowed t6 sit up
A friend of mine advised me to use
Cardul, the.woman's tonic, and they
got a bottle.for ne, as a last resort.
After taking CarduLfor one week, I
was able to be u. In my. room. After
continual use for t*o-months, I -was
In perfect health, and could do all of
my work without tiring.
I taie an Occasional dose Cardu!
and Black-Draught now, to keep my
system ii good condition.
Several of my. friends.ar'e .*sing
Cardui with good results. I am never S
without it in the house."
Thee's a botle of Cardui 'waint
for , you at your nearest druggists'.
Get it and begin taking today. YoU,
wmU never regret it.-Adv.
EFFICENCY- OF A FIREFLY
Artificial Illuninant Very PoorSecofnd
to That .of the Natural>. -
It is sometims- said that if 'we. could
arrive at the 'secret of the firely-Or
of the other ogansms which rodue
physiologic *'light-we should bave
reached -a great Asconomionlisco!ery
because the lighthas such an-eIraor
dinary high efficiency. itethir wrds
all the energy expene InIproducing
it -goes to make;ightfasi t heat
The efficiency has Meistiuiatdat
96 per. cent by' Ires anlaCbbiets, and
even higler byLanglej,.En e
This is the mote remarkable Wen It
Is cotisidered that the best tLfl
ilumiant'has a-umImious ficied f.
only 4 per cent, and most ofa them
reach only.about 1 ier cent, the- re
maning 99 per cen$'of the energy go
ing to produce-hest or other subordi
nate effects. - But even If we should
discover the means by which the Ore
fly produces its light we should
scarcely care to use It in our homes
Professor McDermott in asrecenttudy
of the subject .observes that whlle the
insect has Indeed reached the highest
possible radiant efficiecy it has 'Only
accomplished it at a sacrifie of color
'that makes the light much worse than
the imercury vedor arc. Anything not
within a very limited range qE yellow ~~,
and green' tones wud appear bfac
President Wilson Is thiedi-st "b~are.
faced" occupant. of the -White Bouse.' -
since ~President Mcainley. Ind~dee
-these have been the only Osmooth~
faced presidents sindeath'e Civil war~
The faces of the: most 'onspicuus
members of the cabinet are wbisk0--'
less, as Is the mobile countenance of
the- speaker..of the house. The sn
sible fashion ist especially' noticeable
In the medicalProeaninn, owing .to
the fact thatfformeiriy 'ts ineibelfs res
garded whiskers as' an .Iidsesble
part of their equipment, on a par~with
the stethosco and c1imicaI tliermom-a
eter and odor of carbolic acid. The
Idea then was, of course, to 10010 old.
Now they try to appear young. 'Other
business and profesfsia menarefol.
lowing the exampjle of the doc~oe
much to the gWatffication ot-the bar
bers and razor manulaeturers. 'It Is
not likely that we shall soon again see
'the day 'when whikers cover a multi
tude of chins. -
Mrs. Bacon - The '4d-fashioned
feather duster and the vacuum clean
er have been comlbined b Pnsy
vana Inventor for removing dustrtm< '6
small articles. .
Mrs. JEgbert-I hope now some 'one
will get busy and Invent soeiething
that will pick up the pIeces and glue
em togpther' ,"
Wrong Gue s ~
till-And so you proposed to her?
"Was her answer .In two or three
"Good. Then It was 'yes."
"You're wrong; It was 'nIL"'
H ER MOTH ER-IN-L.AW T
Proved a Wise, Good: Friend.
A young woman out In Is. found a
wise, good friend In her mother-in-law,
jokes notwithstanding. She writes:
"I was greatly troubled with; .ny
stomach, complexion was blotchy and
yellow. After meals I, often suffered
sharp pains and 'would have tole
down. My mother often told me It.
was the coffeeldank atlmeals.' But
when I'd quit coffee I'd have a sever~e
"While 'visiting my mthe4n-lawI
remarked that she always made such
good coffee, and asked cherto tell Ine.
how, She laughed and told-me It was
easy to make good 'coffes' wbed you
got hoe afoirw av he am~
good 'coffe (Postum) every clay, and
I have no more trouble. IndIgestion
is athing of the past, andmy com
plexion has cleared up beautifully.
"My grandmzother sufered a great
deal 'with her stomach. Her doctor ~
told her to leave off coffee. - She-theit
took tea but that was -just as bad.
"She finally was induced to try Poisf
umn which she has used for over a
year. She traveled during the winter
over the greater part of Iowa, visitig,
sorething she had not bedn able (to
do for years. She says she owes her
present good health to Postum."
Name given- by Postum Co., Battle
Creek, Mich. Read "The Road-to.WeU- -
yille," in pkgs. -
Postum now comes in-tweforms'
Regular Postiunmust be well
boiled. 15e and 25c packages.
nstant Postum-Is a' soluple p0 -
der. A teaspo du ,lssolves quiegly
In a cup of hot waterand, with cream
nd sugar, mnakes afdelcious beverage
instantly. ;30c and 50c tIns.
The dost per/'cup of both kinds IS
'obot the same.
alteason" for Postam.