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THE EVENING WORLD, MONDAY, JULY 10, 1922.
o !Are All MerrAlikea tpn r: a. - jui -r .4-:::" : : PRAIRIE VVI.FEVTHE: HOUSE OF INTRIGUE'' ETC. i LlUI k AT ED bY Wl ll. B. JoHN-bYOtsJEl. .! V' IPS' Life, my dear, n a waffle Iron that shuts down on us and squeeze! ui Into nice little squares like all the other waffles in the world." THEODORA LEARNS JHAT FREEDOM SOMETIMES COMES AT A HIGH PRICE. rcn nnmi. .iu Theodora, which ri ..,., ..,h cift nf "pn that Miss inooaora was any means, of course, the gift of God," aB her sad-eyed Undo Chandler was In thu habit of reminding hor. In full, It was Theo- dora Lydlu Lortllard Hnyden. nut sho was usually called Toddle. She was tho kind of girl you couldn't quito keep from calling Teddlo If you chanced to know her Toddlo, you must remember, was not masculln God bless her adorable little body, she was anything but that! Sho was merely a poor llttlo rich girl who'd longed all her Ufo for freedom and had only succeeded In bruising, It not exactly tier wings, at least tho an . tcrlor of a vcry slender tibia, on tho bars of a vcry big nnd Impressive cuge. And ns she fought for breathing- space between tho musty tapestries of deportment she was called intractable and Incorrigible, when tho only thing that was wrong with her was the sub- Umlnnl fall of tho wild In her clolst- ered llttlo bosom, tho call that should have been respected by turning her loose In a hummer camp, where sho might have Htrnlghtcned out tho tan- gled-up liohlnson Crusoe complexes. At the tender age of seven, after In carccrntlnn for sprinkling tho West Drive with rooting nails on tho oc casion of ;i fete chnmpetre from which she liMl been excluded pn the ground of youth, she had amputated her hair and purchased appropriate attire from her playmate, Herald Ilhlnelander West. Intent on running nwny to the Far West nnd becoming a cowboy. But Major Chandler Kane, nn uncle, who stoutly maintained that obstreper ous youth should not be faced as a virtue or n vco but ns n fact, hap pened to be coming out for the week end at about the samo time, and Inter- emeu i (wiiiii. n inn ni 1 1 wn v Binnnn It was nbout this time that her dreumy.eycd father, who had been born to more millions than ho cared to count, "gave up dln.ng out to count electrons." Uncle Chandler ex- " ?reFCVt; I,, t t For Toddle's father was an amateur mathematician and scientist, who had wU ..u...,, "".w..rc , li,.v, ,i n t .. .. i n . light-deflection, sufficient to convert him Into what Uncle Chandler denom- Inated as "an eclipse-hound," which meant that he went dreumlly and re- pcatedly off to Arizona or Egypt or tho Island of Pjinclpo. And this brought about the "dl- vorce" In the Hayden family, tho old Major sturdily malntulned, not an out- and-out court one, hut nn astral one. to be. She panted for freedom and she In the girl's hands, pointed toward a the price, to glvo tho little thing i Court managed to say many soothing of revulsion and anger awakened In with a twelve-Inch telescope as u co- didn't stop to worry over what par- nearby store, and plainly implied that thrill. Raoul often wondered what it and vnlorous things. She soon had tho her. Her Inner citadels of fonr re respondent, tlcular hand was to bring about her ho would break tho $20 and return was about him that made him so at- satisfaction, moreover, of seeing her malncd unlnvadod. She had nipped However that might have been, It left Trumbull Hayden a very faint A SECRETS Of SC0TUD n"V Wa. Chief of u Queer People Tho Australians had one man too many. Here, obuiotuly, wa the tpy. And the only thing that saved Jim Perry's Ufa was that one of the Lieutenants believed you never shot a titan without reporting first to the Colonel. The officer acted the part of a Swedish stoker so perfectly he de ceived Thomson out he could not resist boasting of Ms success to his companion in jail. "The gentleman is dictating a language I do not know." "He is reading from a letter written by yourself." He gave his name as Thrafher. But he bowed from the waist, so Thomson addressed him as Oapt. llochm. CHAPTER XIV. I SUPPOSE that some day or other ono of tho Assistant Provost Marshals who served In France will be moved to publish sorao of hla xperltnces. Most of his work was dull and uneventful, but every now and then there flared up ono of thoee sordid llttlo tragedies which human nature, under tho stress of war, la apt to give out. Ono summer day In 1918 tho A. P, M at noulogne received from an Australian CBcort a grimy envelope on which nothing was urttton but. "Tne A P. M.. Boulogne. Here with Jim Perry." (Perry was not tho name.) He asked why ho should receive smmt Xt Jim Perry and Jim Perry had done About this the escort knew nothing at all All he had to do was to deliver Jim Perry and bring back a receipt for fcll body. For the rest, the A. P. M. fcd better ask Jim Perry himself. Perry, when produced, turned out to be a well-educated young man born In South Africa, with the marks about him of having undergone a ather strenuous experience, but In Una there waa nothing ununua.1 as far and ghostly flg-uro to hla daughter Theodora Lydla LorlUard, who had her own natural and Inherited lovo for solitude, but could never be alono, Just as she could never be free. At first, when she moved about, she did so with a maid or a groom at her hnM Thnn mmn tlltnrn find tench rr8 ffovernesncfl, each determined In character nnd eaoh departing In time with a secret consolation check from Undo Chandler and tho convlc II'IIJA UUh hliU ft ' " ws. vu. Toddle attended hor first holiday party In the white and gold ball ntnm nt (tin St FlAirls. whern she d!tnced vcry badly wltn vory dignify young partners. Then sho not only stumbled on to the bewildering consciousness that there was something different In boys and girls, but publicly punched ono of the youths In the eye for holding her In a manner which she regarded as objectionable. 'And later In the same evening, when tho older brothor of the thumped one sought to make family amends and Teddle agreed to let bygones bo bygones, that youth, cheerfully and clumslJy, tried to kiss her. Whereupon Theodora first enuncl nted hor slgn'flcant, her perploxcd nnd her slightly exasperated quory: "Aro all boys like that?" "Poor mother, you know, hasn't a thought later than 1899," this apostle 0f tho New averred some years later, -There were soma very rcsnectable thoughts In 1899. as I romomber them." her Undo Chandler responded. "Thoy were too respectable," she said. "They were smug. And I de spise smugness." Tho old .dandy contemplated her with n ruminative stare. "You'ro right, Teddlklns," ho final ly agreed. "Wo all get smug an wo get oldor. Life, my denr, Is a waffle iron that shuts down on us nnd squeezes us Into nice little squares like all the other wnffles In the wot Id. It will come and take even tho Im mortal Vou-ncnH out of you. It tames you, Tcddlo, and trims you down, and turns you out nn nltogethor accept- nblo but nn altogether commonplace membor of "ocloty." Now' m0Ht K,rls of Teddle's set nnd ...... ,nc m,!UI0 e""P rrom "doles- f."1 .f..;..": y ,m,nmor: .1! We. 1 avlnK'at the Under ago o nine f,cn , ,.e wHh n Am, M sho u d oyer f ,nb. lfi 1 1 . hnltnl. tnnV ' ...v i i,. v,.i. i, i i 1 1 V i J 'i .1 ,tuuua ' J mij'iiis wltll Art Sno nbjured the parental roof, leased n etudlo In Greenwich Village, and announced that sho Intended to ex- press herself through tho pure and impersonal medium of dry-point or modeling clay. She wasn't quite suro which It was liberation. She Installed her roadster In a CTD Tk k C T Btwtish Criminal. 19 15 as tho cllonts of an A. P. M. were concerned. Jim Perry's story deserves to llvn. As aoon aa he beard that war had been declared he loft South Afrloa In order to Join up In England. H waa drifted to the Officers' Training corpa, nut rinding the corps uncon genial, ho deserted and walked off to a certain Australian battalion whloh was then training In England for tho front. There waa a froe and easy way about tho Australians that pleased a fellow-Colonial. They wel corned their new recruit and did not think It necessary to report his arrival to tho officers. Ho was five weeks with them in Abbeville and then they Vero moved up to tho front line. Here he was with them for Ave weeks more and he might have continued to bo an Australian soldier until the armistice but for a mishap. Ono day tho bat tallon came out of action with a good litany cairu&'t'G &d the ycunatr cS!- cers organised a spy hunt. FIR8T TELL THE COLONEL. The flrat step waa to do what they had never done before to call tho roll and during this unwonted ceremony It was discovered that they had with them one man more than they ougr.t to have had. Here, obviously, wa the spy, Jim Perry waa put under nr rest and the subalterns held a con aultatlon. The remedy m obvious, Jim Perry should be shot at sight, They wero about to carry out the da cialon of the meeting who one of them said that he remembered read " 'DON'T TOUCH ME,' SHE CALLED OUT IN A CHOKING SQUEAK OF ANQER." dow" - town garngo (to bo taken out lne.r shamefacedly), bought n Latin- vjunrur paini-smocK and nobbed tier ',iur an learned to manlpulato a " As a mattor-of-fuct girl, Teddle had scan nn eow.n, L'Z butlon nf . tn t Tn.n. np.ace. Yet the manner , which admitted, was not without its touch OI mo PCLUre.30.U0. - - Traldln. nii n unto intnTii-ntori tviti, ' -- .....w .... .......... . . . . lier now-found liberty, ono morning was swinging smartly up Fifth Ave- nuo when sho caught sight of a violet peddler. Tho girl stopped and passed over to tho sloe-eyed Greek a $20 bill. Explaining that his exchequer stood much too limited to mako change for tho bill, ho placed tho tray of violets with change. So Teddle stood patiently holding T P U A U C Invest igatiom Depar.tme.nt 192 1 Ing somewhere that you never shot a1 man without reporting first to the Colonel, so this formality was com plied with, and tho Colonel, who saw nothing In the verdict of which ho dis approved, remembered to havo read somowhere that you never shot a man without first reporting to tho Brig adier. This was a great disappoint ment to the subalterns, who wero ull for action, etern and swift. Now tho brigadier happened to know something about military law and he pointed out that as no court martial had been convened and no evidenco had been called, whatever elso was dono no shooting could take place. This annoyed the battalion excessively. Thoro Perry remained In this ex tremely uncomfortable position for two whole days, and then tho South African Angoi wnicn watched over him ordained that another Australian battalion should march Into the vll lago and requlro tho barn, should break down the door and find Jim Perry. Ho seemed to wnnt food and water very much, so they fed and watered him and made n pot of him, nnd when their turn came to return to the trenches they wanted to take him with them, but hero the Colonel In tervened. To him there seemed to be something Irregular about talcing man whom you havo found chained to a post Into action with your bnt- tallon even ns n mascot. Ho reported tho occurrence nn.i asked for Instruc tions, and those wero that Perry should no sent to the bnse. It wn unacr ineso circumstances thnt un escort of tho Good Samaritans ha.1 brought htm to liouiogne with Uiu grimy envelope. 8ENT BACK TO ENGLAND. Even an A. P. M. has a heart and this ono decided to send Porry tr Kngiana 10 uegin ngun at the beeln nlng, In other words, to enlUt In inv regiment that came handy and draw a veil over his past, and as Perry hn.l no rapney he pullod out of his own pocket a one-pound note. Porn looked at It dubiously and said "Money? Thafa no uee to mo. sir. 1 have plenty of money of my own What I want i my check.book And this turned out to bo perfectly the tray of vloletB. haDDV In the flowery perfumes which wero being v. - nfted up to her delicately dlstendo.l no8trli. ...... w, . in-.. . iviu m.,.., nut something elso was at tho same time being wafted in Teddle's d..ce tlon. It was a large and handsome T.ero was lightness in his notwithstanding his size, and ,inV nmplltudo of ventral contour was w....w.v - i.j " ..h-" ..n-vu belt. for the stranger was Haoul Uhlan. and Raoul Uhlan was an artist, whu found the quest of beauty both n pro- fcssional and a personal necessity, He hovo-to In the offing, for tho seemingly Innocent purpose of buying a boutonnlerc, but It would be gra- clous, ho also decided as ho Inquired tractive to women. "One dollar a bunch," announced AM true. Perry's father was a wealthy man and tho son had a banking ac count. Later In tho war a large number of German Army Reservists In Spain and South America and a certain number of German prlsoners-of-war taken on tho Russian Front who had cBcuped from Siberia began to cross from America In the hope of reach Ing Holland without being lccognlzod at the English port as enemies. It was a regular business with the Gor matA,Consulato to fu.nish them with forged passports. Sometimes wo knew when partlcu lar persons were coming: nt othern tho navaP off leers at tho porta had to uso their own Intelligence, and very well they did it. There was one rather pathetic case In which I almost wished that they had been less sue ccssful. It was reported from Kirk wall that two of tho stokors on a Swedish ship were men of nbovo the ordlnar education ot stokers and that they wero on their way down to London. I examined them sepa rately. Tho first gave In rather aulckly. He was tho last kind of person who could huve hoped to paits muster us a sto ker. Ho hud not even succeeded In making his hands rough. He was u Vlonncso Reserve Captain of Artillery who had rclutlons in Paris und had been called up straight from tho bank In which ho was employed. Ho took Ills Internment as a prisoner of war with perfect philosophy. ADVISED HIS PAL TO BLUFF. When I first saw the other man thought that our Isurdiiig officer had made n mistake. Ho wns n sooty, milling, alert little nr.rson. and lie slouchod Into tho room with tho regu lar stoker's lurch. He answered nil my questions nnd picked out on tho map tho llttlo village in Sweden whore he was Iwirn. He tulked Swedish with npparent fluency, and hm hands wore as dirty as any ono eould expect from a stoker. Nevertheless, we sent him to Cannon Row for further Inquiry. Cannon Row wus his undoing. He had guessed that his companion In ad verslty must bo In a cell not far from ills, and as the place seemed vory quiet he thought It cafe to call him up in German through the ventilator. Ho T5 did not know that a German-speaking the llttlo thine, irlvinir scant evidenco of being thrilled. She noticed the man's wince, hut never dreamed It !iroso from Iler profiteering. Sho took - v....n ...titiu. utiu ,juii.cu Ills dollar, tucked it Into ono corner of the tra and bunded him the violets Just then an officer In uniform sauntered up nnd confronted her. "Yuh gotta license t'peddle them Mowers?" he demanded. Teddle explained tho situation. "Yuh Just made a sale to this guy here, didn't yuh persisted the of- fleer. Yes, this Is tho dollar he paid me," Teddle acknowledged. "That's enough," avcrcrd her per- r.ccutor. "Yuh'll havo to come along wit' me." But Raoul Uhlan insisted on calling n tiixlrnh nnd In tmnslt tn tho Police gruff natrolmnn hern ted hv a higher official who announced that as there police ofFter was In hearing. His com panion replied nnd tho floodgates of our friend's eloquence were opened. "They got nothing out of me," ho shouted. "They really behove that I am a Swedish stoker. How did you get on?" (No reply). "The proper way Is to bluff them, and If you do It well thoy will swallow anything." When ho camo before mo next morning I Hold him that he had played his part vcry well Indeed; In fuct, that If he over cared to try his luck upon tho stage I was suro that ho would make a fortune. Ho grin ned a little uneasily I thought. "And now," I said, "since the game Is up you might wash your face and hands, put on a collar and wrtto a letter to your friends In Vienna, asking them to send your military uniform In order that we may treat you In In ternment as an officer." Ills whole manner changed. Instinctively he pulled himself to attention, gave me tho namo of his regiment and the address of his friends und beforo he left tho room he clicked his heels, and walked out of It like a trained soldier To this day he does not know whete my Information came from. DENIED HIS LANGUAGE. From Falmouth they, sent mo one day a curly headed and rotund young gentleman from Chill. Ho spoke Span ish like a native and was bound for Rotterdam to buy cheap cigars for his firm In Valparaiso. Also ho spoke English, which he professed to have learned In New York during the course of his business travels. Un fortunately for him, there had been on tho steamer an Austrian woman with whom he Bpent much of his time, and Just before he was called to go ashoro ho had been Been to slip Into her hand a folded piece of paper. Mho retired to tho cnhln to open and read this note, but oijo of the bourdlng officers followed hor nnd recovered It. It was a German letter written In pencil and It sold, "Whatever you do,, jou must not reveal tho fact that I speak German." This note was on my table whon ho camo In for exam ination, and with mo was bitting as Admiralty representative tho late Lord Ablnger, who spoko German fluently. Ho kept his knowledge in reserve The young man was quite charm ing. Ho answered ull my questions without hesitation; ho thought that some generations ago one of his an cestors might havo been n German, but he was not well enough versed In the family history to give me full de tails about this. Many Chilians, ho said, had fair, rurly hair like his and s fresh complexion, because the Chll lan sun does not burn the skin as It does In I'oru. Yes, ho spoke English fluently hut not German. It wns ono of tho regrets of his llfo that ho had never learned that language. We wa3 no case against her she was qulto free. So Teddle sallied forth with Raoul Uhlan at her side. And before she know how It had all been arranged, It was agreed that Uhlan was to como three times a week nnd give her les- sn in art, for the sako of nrt It wasn't until her third lesson that Teddlo began to doubt tho wisdom of her arrangement with Knoul Uhlan. Sho was as clean of heart ns she was clear of head, and sho resented what began to dawn on her as tho unnecessary physical nearness of the man ns ho corrected her drawing. nut his knowledge was undeniable, nnd his criticisms wero true. Sho was learning something. So she refused to see what sho had no wish to see. It wasn't until sho realized, one day beyond all doulbt, that tho repeated contact of his shoulder against hers was not accidental, that n faint glow moro than one amatory advance In tho bud, In her time. Her scorn was gavo him writing materials nnd set tho lamp as ho liked It, nnd then I said: "Draw up your chair and this gentleman will set you a piece of dic tation." , Then Lord Ablnger cleared his throat and dictated tho Spanish text of his passport. Tho handwriting, ns I could sec, was the same as that of the note. Whllo he was still writing I handed his German noto to Lord Ablnger, who, without break or pause, followed on with the German text. The curly head was not raised. All I could ''see was a deep flush crceplng'over the cheek. The hnnd stopped writing. "Well," I said, "you do not seem to be getting on." "Tho gentleman Is dictating iu u language I do not know." "Ho is reading from a letter writ ten by yourself." Thero wns a long silence, during which tho pencil dropped on tho floor, and at lust tho young mnn roso wear ily from the armchair and said. "Well, what aro you going to do with mo? You have, mo In your power." THRASHER A GREAT TALKER. In January, 1917, nn American boasting tho namo of Jelks Leroy Thrasher was found on board the Dutch passenger steamer Zeclandla when sho put Into Falmouth on her way to Holland. Mr. Thrasher was a young, clean shaven man who had something about him of military courtesy which scarcely accorded with tho account that he was proparod to glvo of himself. For this reason ho was asked to land and sent to me for an Interview. Ho was nover at a loss for a name and his elaborate description of Quitman, Ga., where he said ho had passed his early llfo, would have as tonished the residents of that little known centre. There were, of course, a fow discrepancies, and as tho ex amination proceeded he began to show uneasiness. I sa.d at last: "Do you know you aro not telling your story very wcuv ' iio looxca con corned and bowed from tho walBt. I said, "Your accent Is not quite American, though it Is a vory good Imitation." He again bowed, as be fore, from tho waiat. What I wanted was a namo to put t iim and so wo adjourned for luncheon to consider what Germans were at tho moment loose upon the world on unlawful pursuits. It hap pened that about this tlmo the Ger man Government had had occasion to send a dltoct messenger to NcV York in connection with the negotla t.ons for landing arms In Ireland, nnd It was Intended, no doubt, that the messenger should arterwara proccoa in Holland In tne guiso or an Amen cun. Tho officer's name was known to ho Capt. Hans Boehm. Thero were ieveral other Oermnns wandering about, but as this roan seemed tho like a sabre, and had always been sufficient. She got up sldewlse from the chair, with a half-twlst of tho torso that was an Inheritance from hor basket ball days. It freed her without ob vious effort from all contact with the over-lntlmato leaning figure. "I guess that will about do us for to-day, won't It?" sho said In her quiet and slightly reedy voice as she procooded to open a window. But ho crossed the room nnd towered above hor In his bigness like something taurine, alert and yet pon derously calm. "Why are you afraid of me?" ho asked, with his eyes on tho gardenla whito oval of her check. "I'm not," she replied with a crisp small laugh. "I'm not In the least afraid of you." ) A loss obtuse man would havo been chilled by tho scorn In her voice. But Uhlan was too suro of his ground, his all too familiar ground, to heed side issues. "It Is you who makes me afraid of myself," he murmured, stooping oloser to her. "You said to-morrow nt three, I be lieve," sho observed In an Icy voice. "Did I?" ho said In a genuinely ab stracted whisper, for his mind was not on what ho said or hoard. His mind, indeed, waa fixed on only one thing. And thnt was her utterly defenseless loveliness. Tho blackness of his pupils and the aquiline cruelty nbout the corner of hla eyes frightened her. But she did not glvo way to panlu; to do so was not the custom of her kind. She fought down her suddwn weuk Impulse to cry out. her equally absurd propulsion to flight. For she realized that ho waa Imper vious to the weapons that had always served her. The laws of her world meant nothing to him. It was like waking up nnd finding a burglnr In the houso. a burglnr who knew no lw but force. So she wheoled about, with her head up, watching him. Instinct In one flash told her what lurked besldo her path. And her Inability to escape It, to confront It with what It ought to be confroted with, was maddening. "You Hun!" she said In a passion ate small moan of misery which he mistook for terror. "Oh, you Hun!" Ho could afford to smllo down at her, fortified by her loss of fortitude, warm with the winy Ichors of mas tery. "You adorable kid!" he cried out, catching her hand. "Don't touch me!" sho called out In a choking squeak of anger. And this tlmo, as he swung her about, he laughed openly. "You wonderful llttlo wildcat!" ho murmured, as ho pinned her elbows close to her sides and drew her, smothered and helpless. In under the wing of his shoulder. For a moment or two sho fought with all that was left of her strength, writhing and twisting nnd panting, struggling to frco her pinioned arms. most likely I thought I would try him first. After luncheon Mr. Thrasher re named his scat and I again referred unkindly to his American accent, which I pointed out to him was too labored for an American. At last I said, "You aro not doing this well, Capt. Boehm." Ho looked surprised but said nothing. I said, "Take, for example, your bow. No American bows like that." Ho laughed and bowed again, and, as ho mado no objection to being called Capt. Bochfh, I said, "Perhaps I am not qulto fair. You had a very dif ficult part to play and you played It bettor than any German ofllcer who has yet sat In that chair." TOOK A DEAD MAN'S NAME. That pleased him, and after a little pressing ho told me most of his story. He was the son of an official In Alsace, was well educated and had Reel Reviews By DON ALLEN Ono film, "In the Namo of tho Law," shown yesterday for the first time at tho George M. Cohan Thea tre, Btands out In this week's cinema offerings. And, even aa wo write this, we realize that "In the Name of tho Law's" prominence Is directly due to perspective. It shines much as a perch would shine among a lot of sardines. To tho Rlvoll they have brought another Thomas Melghan attraction In "If You Behove It, It's So," whllo Old Man Tlmo has been taken by the much-abused forelock at the Strand, whero they' ask us to step back a decade to enjoy, or try to enjoy, tho thrllls-that-were In Lincoln J. Car ter's fast-moving melofllm, "Tho Fast Mall." Tho Capitol Is showing Betty Compson In "Always Tho Woman," whllo at tho other cinemas holdovers of shifted films rule. Among tho films that are still on view are: "Nero," in its eighth week at tho Lyric, "Sliver Wings," with Marv Carr at tho Apollo; "The IS Baby" at tho Criterion, Wallie Reiu In "Tho Dlctntor," moved to the Rlalto, and John Bnrrymoro In "Sherlock Holmes" at tho Cameo. PASSING IN REVIEW Heralded by tho greatest fanfare of wprdB, postor's and press agentrlo flourishes and ruffles over encoun tered on Broadway, "In the Name of tho Law" yesterday started a month's run at the George M. Cohan Theatre Then she ceased, abruptly, devastat ed, not so much by her helplessness as by the Ignominy of her efforts. She went limp In his arms ns ho forced her head, and with his arm encircling her shoulders, kissed her on the mouth. He stopped, auddonly, perplexed by. her posslvcness, oven suspecting for y moment that sho might have fainted. But he found himself being surveyed with a tight-lipped and narrow-eyed Intentncss which shot n vague trouble through his triumph. Ho even let his arms drop. In be wilderment, though tho drunkenness had not altogether gone out of his oyos. She waa wiping her mouth with hc,r handkerchief, with a whlto look ( loathing on her face. Sho was stlrv mopping her Hps ns sho crossed to the studio' door and swung It open. "But I didn't say I was going," he demurred, frowning abovo hla smile. Ho wns sure of himself, suro of his mastery, suro of his technique. "You nre going," sho said, slowly and distinctly. Ho was smiling absently as ho picked up his hat and gloves. And he stopped In front ot hor, still smil ing, on his way out. "Remember, wild-bird, T am coming back to-morrow," he said. "To morrow, at three!" Sho did not look at him. "You are not coming back." she declared. But he refused to ho spurned. ' "I am coming back," ho main tatned speaking moro violently tham ho had Intended to speak. "I am) coming back again, as sure as tint! sun Is shining on those housetops out: thero. I'm coming back, and I'm so. Ing to take you in my arms agala "For I'm going to tamo you, yire y crazy-ncariea muo stormy peirei. even though I havo to break down that door of yours, and brc.k down that pride of yours, to do It!" She went whiter than evor as 6ho stood there with her hand on tho doorknob. Sho stood thero for what seemed a very long tlmo. "To-morrow at three," she repent ed In her dead voice, with Just t(T) faintest trace of a shiver shaking hor huddled figure. It was not altogether a question; It was not altogether an answer. But It was enough for Uhlan, who passed with a dignity not untouched with triumph out through the. open door. Yet Teddle's shiver, as sho stood staring after him, was tho thoracic ralo of her youth. And down on her protesting body. for tho first time In her llfo, pressed a big flanged Instrument with In dented surfaces, like, a pair of iron Jaws from which she could not en tirely free herself. (Copyright, 1022. bj the Bell Srndlcate, Inc.)' (Thedora learns that revenge ien't always sweet and one Gun boat Dorgan assumes that to the victor belongs the spoils In to morrow's great instalment of this story.) spent a good deal of his llfo In Ami lea. During 1918 he was command ing a battery of artillery near Wytschaeto In Flanders, and, on ac count ot hla reputatton n a" Amer ican, ho had been taken out of the lino to bo employed upon n spe cial mission. He was now on his way back. Ho would tell mo noth.ng about the nature of his employment that wo knew from another source WJ he did admit that ho hnd mot RogCi Cascmont whllo In Germany. It nftcrwnrd nppearcd that thero had been a man of tho name of Jelks Leroy Thrasher In Quitman, Ga., but ho was dead. Probably tho passpoi l was one of those that hnd been rc talned by the German Government on tho pretense that It had been lost at the Foreign Offlco when sent thlthor for a visa. Copyright, 1922, Doubtoday. Pare & Co (Continued To-Morrow.) under tho chaporonago of tho R-t' Picture Corporation. Advertised as tho "story of the American family," "In the Namo of tho Law" Is Just that but If an' American or any other sort of a fam ItV WnH AVAr U , rl 1 - lr an mnr... rv. n n times by the lightning of sorrow, un f happiness and utter despair, then allH it would need do would be to build iIW additional roof over Ub homo and tieWSJ tho bungalow "Tho State InsarfT 'Afy Asylum." For no family, no matte v what their nationality, could remain other than crazy under such a strain "In the Namo of the Law" has everything In It but tho kitchen slm and como to think of it they showed a short flash of that too. ..".. ...w...... Mm IUVU, U. If, llceman and hla family, tho plctui'.f turns out to bo the best starrlC venicio ror a cat ever seen in anj cinema. The cat actor by far out shines any of tho others. Probabl It a because ho or she or it whir. over it may be acts naturally. Cu talnly many of tho htaan actcrs and actresses do not. t One could take "Humoresque," "Your Best Friend," "Over tne Hill, "Silver Wings" and overy othc "mother" film ever produced, mix 'em all together iboll 'em down and tn era cut and you couldn't jet or." half of ono per cent of tho tear." that flow throughout tho entire picture. There is Just ono hearty laugh In tho whole barrage of tears nnd thn Is furnished by an extra In a court ' room sceno. t Tho picture is very much llko . ' iriipuru gooa in spots. It lius spot of good acting, spots of tenso sltun tton. snots nf ftllannnen annta UIIO" Of theml of absurd nnd mi.ul.-iai, .J.-iaa tlment and, In fact, It I a all pa-V?.f with gobrj of sorrow. $0