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72ND YEAR. RICHMOND, VA., SUNDAY, JUNE 25, 1922. PRICE, SEVEN CENTS A Continuation of Oppfnhrlm'ii Thrilling .Yotel, Which Ucnl* polltlcnl <'on?plrncy In tlin Author'* lltm .Style. ft YNOI'RIS. Shortly after >1 in defeat for re* eloctlon to tho IIoubo of Commons, Andrew Tullente has u illaputc with IiIh secretary. Anthony I'alllser whom he suspects ot stealing an important political document. I'alllser sud denly und mysteriously disappears Whllo visiting l.ndy Jane Partington .if her country home, Inspector Gil lian. of Scotland Yarun, comes to in - veatlgate l'ailtaer s disappearance. I.ady .lan<- urges Talleute again to tun for ofllce. Much to bis surprise. Tallente Is asked liy Stephen Oart icy, a dreamer, but the most power lul force In Kngland. to head the I icmocrutIc party us the r."Xt election, lie accepts, and shortly aftei is offered a seat In the House of J,ords i liy 1'remler Horlocli. After his re-J tusal he learns that I'alllser for many months had lien negotiating lor the seat. lor^'lni; Talicnte's name. Tallento has another interview with ins wife, from whom he has separated. .She is indignant because her hus band rcfus'-s to enter the House of l.orda. .She suggests that she gut u divorce from him. litJt he replies that] it would ruin his political career. She refuses to allow him to cue for the divorce because it would make her a social out'-asC Tallente calls on Imrtrey, but flnd i n g hlru out beglnn a conversation with Nora Mlall. the most brilliant young woman In Kngllsh political . ife. who helps direct the destinies of Tall< tit- * new party. Miller, Tal 'rnte's Inriiwi iiolitical enemy, leaves. Tallante a:id Nora have another long conversation at the Sappho res taurant. leaving Just in time to avoid meeting Miller. Tullente again refuses to assist the prime minister's political partj Uartrey almost promises blm the' Democratic heat at Bradford, which ? ulatnes has resigned. Tallente returns to the hmpf and begins a dls.-usstIon with Lady .lane. "This i? wonderful." she itiur inured. "it Iv the one thing w. nave always lacked at Woolhang*-1 We g?.t the booming of the wind wonderful it Is-, too. like the hollow | thunder of gun.? or tin- quick passing of an uttdi i ground arm}*?hut wi miss th.* I feel somehow, as hough I knew now why it tears past u^. uprooting tli< very tree"] that stand in Its waj. It rt|>he? toj the sea. What a meeting!" Het hand tightened upon hl? arm I ah a great wave broke direct upon I the cliff below and n torrent of wind. | rushing through the trees and down wards, caught tho spray and scat tered it around then: and high over their heads. "We humans." h? whispered 'are taught our lesson." "Do we need it?" jho asked, with -uddetl Merceries*. "Do you believe that because some mysterious power! imposes restraint upon us, the pas sion Isn't there all the while?" She mis suddenly In his artn?. the' warm wind shrieking about them, the darkness thick and soft as a! mantle. Only he saw the anguished happlm?-? i!i her eycs a'tn y closed beneath his kisses. "One moment out of life," t-hc fal fered. "one momrntV Another ure.it wave shook the - ound bMoath 'lieiii but site hail il iwn ava>. >'h struggled fori ., , ;iti Tin ii oiiec tttore her h.nn'1 i.i- thru*-! tlivo'i^h his at :i II-1 i.ncw >o We|| ilu. ills bour wa?- ov ? r j ? lid be -tll'tnit t Itack. plea ?? * -I ? hi -pe: ? a. k thro igh th? Plantation?oiii. '. ! b." Aii almo.-t supernatural instlivft dlvlni-d and acceded to her desire for .silence. So they walked slowly hack toward." the long, low houso whosa faint lights lllckored through thp trees. Sh? leaned a little upon him, i ho hand which !>he had pa*i>ed Through lil.? arm wns clasped In his. Only the wind spoke. When at last they were on the terrace, she drew a long breath. "Dear friend." she said softly, "see how I trust you. I leave In your keeping the most precious few min utes of my life." "This 1? to l>e the end. then?" he faltered. "It Is not we who have decided that," she answered. "It is just what must l>e. You e - l? a very difficult life, a very splendid one. I have my smaller task. Don't unfit me for It. We will each do our best." Her servant was waiting by the ar. His figure loomed up through the darkness. "You will come into the house for i few minutes?" lie begged hoarsely. She shook her head. '"Why? Cmr farewells have bepn -poken. I leave you?so.'' Tho man had disappeared behind the bofnet of the car. She grasped his hand with both of hers and brushed it lightly with her lips. Then she glided away. A moment lator ho was listening to her polite speeches as she leaned out of the coupe. "My dinner was too wonderful," ?he said. "Do make my compliments to that dear Holiert and his wife. ? iood luck to you, and don't rob us poor landowners of every penny we possess in life." The car was gone in the midst of his vague little response. He watch ?d tho lights go flashing up the hill side, crawling around the hairpin . orners. up until it seemed that they hnd reached the black clouds and were climbing into the heavens. Then he turned back Into the house. The world was still a place for dreams. I'linplcr IV. Tnllfnte sat In the morning train, ..?? bis way to town, and on the other -ido of the bare ridge at which be uuzed so earnestly Dady Jane and Segorson had brought their horses to .1 standstill half way along a rude cart track which led up to a farm bouse tucked away in tlw valley. "This is where .lames Orockford's i.iml commences." Segorson remark < d, riding up to his companion's side. ?Look around you. ithtnk you will admit that 1 have not exaggerated." thoughtfully- On farming and neglect. The un t rimmed hedges had hecn bioken down In many places by cattle. A plough which seemed as though it hail been oinh(*'ir)Ml there for ;tpos Mood in the middle of a half-plough <?'1 field. Several tracts of land which Movtnud prepared for winter noivlng were covered with stone? The farmhouKe yard. into which they presently passed, wan dirty and un tidy. Megerson leaned down and knocked on the door with hi* whip After a short delay, a slatternly looking woman, with tousled fair hair, answered the summon* "Mr Crock ford in?" Hegerson ask ed. "You'll find him in the living - room." the woman answered curtly, with a stare at I<ady Jane. "Here's himself." She retreated Into the background A man with flushed face, without collar or tie. clad in trousers and shirt only, had stepped out "f the parlor. He stared at his visitors in embarrassment "I came over to have a word or two with you on business, Mr. Crock ford." Jane said coldly. "1 rather expected to And you on the land." The man mumbled something and threw op? ii ' In- ?loor of the s tting room. ? Wont von come in?" ho invited. "I here's Just ,\l r t'cltlgri-w nere? the vet from Ua in -staple. He's coint over to look at one of iny cows." Mr. IVttlgrew. also flushed, rose to his feet. J a ne a-.'knowledged Ills greeting and glanced around the room. It whs untidy, dirty and close, smelling strongly of tobacco and beer On the table was a bottle of whisky, half empty, and two glasses. "There is really no reason why 1 -hould disturb you," .lane said, turn ing back upon the threvhold. "A let ter from Mr. Segerson will do." ' "rock ford. huRivii' had pulled himself together. A premonition of his impending fate had already pro duced a certain sullennuss. I'ettigrew," ht? directed, "you pet out and have another look at the cow. If you vo any business word to say to me, your ladyship. I'm here." Jane looked once more around the s'lunlid room, watched the unsteady figure of Pettigrow departing and looked back at her tenant. ?'Your lease Is up on March the twenty-fifth. Crockford," she re minded him. "[ have come to tell you that 1 shall not be prepared to renew It." The man simply blinked a: her. Mis fuddled brain was not equal to grappling with such a catastrophe. ^ our farm ? is favorably situated.'* she continued, "and. although small, has great possibilities. ! jlnd you nre dropping behind your neighbors and your crops are poorer each seft Have you saved any money, i 'ro. ri ford "Saved a tit money." th. man blustered. "w;m shepherd's wages ?tlon* .it two i?*?;.;ids a w ? ? 1:. and a week'.- rain sturtiuy in the day I be gan hay-making. Why. my barley " ' Voii started your hay-making ten dav? loo late," Segerson interrupted sternly. ou had plenty of warn ing. And as for your barley, you sold it in the King's Arms at Barn staple, when you'd had too much to drink, at thirty per cent below Its value." Jane turned towards the door. I ncod not stay any longer," she said. '1 wanted to look at your farm for myself. Mr. Crockford. and I thought Jt only right that you should have early notice of my In tention to ask you to vacate the place." The cold truth was rinding its wav into the man's consciousness. It had a wonderfully sobering effect. "Look here, ma'am." lie demanded, "is it true that you lent Farmer Holroyd lour hundred pounds to buy his own farm and the c.'rocombe brothers two hundred each? ?Vuite true." Jane > ?? i?li?*?l coldly. "What of it?" "What of it'.'" tin inn it re pea toil. "You lend them youngster# money ami then you come to me. a man who's been >? 11 this land for twenty two years, and you've nothing to hut get out!' Where am 1 to find another farm at my time of life? Just answer ine that, will you?" "It !r not my concern," Jane de clared. "I only know that I decline to have any tenants on my property who do not do justice to the land. When I see that they do justice to I it, then it is my wish that they should possess it. It is true that t have lent money to some of the farme.rs round here, hut the greater part of what they have put down for the purchase of their holdings is savings?money they had saved and earned by working enriy and late, by careful farming and husbandry, l?y putting money in the bank every quarter. You've had tho same "op portunity. You have preferred to waste your time and waste your money. You've had more than one warning, you know, Crockford." "Aye, more than a dozen." Seger son muttered. The man looked at them both and there was a dull hate gathering in his eyes. "It's easy to talk about saving i money and working hard, yoti that have got everything you want In life and no work to do." he protested. "It's enough to make a man turn j Socialist to listen to tin." j "Mr. Crockford." Jane said. "I am a Social 1st and If >011 take the] trouble to understand even tho rudl-j ments of socialism, you will learn that the drones have as small a part In that schome of life as In any other. You Jiave a right to what you produce. *Jt Is 0110 of the plonn tires of mv life trv lieto ih? ??One Moment Out uf I If. 'One Momc also one of the duties. 'vinn J find a non-productive person filling a posi tion to which his <lailv life and < iiar ncter do not entitle him, to pull him up like .1 weed. That is in> idea of socialism. Mr. Orockford. You u ill leave on March 25th " I They rode homeward Into a gath ering storm. A ma-? ..f 1.1;; k , :ouds was rollliiR ?J> from the north, and an unexpected Ind came bellowing down the coombs, bending the stunted oaks and dark pin-s and filling the air with sonorous but ominous music. The hills around ?soon became Invisible, blotted out by fragments of the gathering mists. The cold sleet stung their faces. Out on the moors was no Found but the tinkling of distant she^p bells. | "There's snow comint." r-'ergerso n j muttered, as he turned up his coat : collar. "It won't do any harm."' she answered. "Th?- earth h- - warm under it." The !!eht s of I'.t ? : rlp;tou'- and Uliex peeled u .re I:';. flocks it. til- ?uy. 1,\ a sudden driving storm of \ : little w'nile later they i .uiti-ri il u?> the avenue to Woolhanger and .fa no [slipped from her horse with a Utile i ;lgh of relief. "Vou'd better stay and have some tea. Mr. Segerson," she invited. "John -R-ill take your horse anil give him a I ruh down." She changed her habit and. for getting her guest, indulged in the luxury of a hot bath. She descended some time later to And hiin sitting in front of the tea tray in the hall. A moro than usually gracious sinllol soon drove the frown from his fore head. I really am frightfully sorrv," j she apologized, as she handed him his tea. "I had no idea I was so wet. You'll have rather a bad ride home." "Oh. I'm used to it." he answered. "I'm afraid they'll lose >t good mam sheep on the higher farms, though, if the storm turn* out as bad as it' tlmateus. Hear that!" A tornado of wind set-med to shake' the ground beneath th-ir f....t .Ian shivered. "I suppose." -In- I.lle.-ted "that mnn (.'rockford thought I was very' cruel today." "I Will till loU I *l*Oeli t\i !'ll's point j of view." Segerson replied. "lie' doesn't exactly understand what! your aims are. and wherever he goes he hears nothing hut praise of the way you have treated your tenants and the way you have tried to turn them into small landowners. He isn't Intelligent enough to realize that there is a principle behind all this. lie has simpl> come to feel that he has a lenient landlord and that he has only to s?t still and the plums will drop into his mouth, too Orockford Is one of the weak spots in your syst?m, Lady .lane. There is no place for him or his kind in a self-supporting world." S'he sighed. "Then I am afraid he must go down." she said. "He simply stands in the way of better men." "One reads a good deal of Mr. Tallente, nowadays." Sogerson re marked, changing the conversation a little abruptly. Jane leaned ovo? and stroked the head of a dog which had come to lie at her feet. He seems tu be making a good deal of stir," she observed. * The young man frowned. 'Vou know I am not unsympathe tic with your views. Lady jane," he said, a little awkwardly, "but I don't mind admitting that if i had a big stake In the country I should be afraid of Tallente. No one seetnq to bo ablo to pin him down to a deflnlto program and yet <5ay .by day h|. |n tluenoe grow,.. The )abt>1. party la dlalnt?flrr<Lt?rf Tim : ho.ii Il? is prartIcally loail^r of tho op-' position jiurty today and I don't see) how they are going to stop It 1m lie- > ing Prime Minister whenever lie chooses." "Don't you think he'll make a good Prime Minister? .I:uie asked. "No. I don't." was the curt .in sw ,? r. "He Is too dark a horse for ? my fancy." "I ?"?Xpert Mr. Tallente will he ready with his program when the titne comes." she observed. "Ho is a peo ple's man. of course, and his pro posals will sound pretty terrible to a good many of the old school. Still, something of the sort has to come." The butler brought in the postbae while they talked. Segerson. as he rose to depart, glanced with curiosity at half a dozen orange-colored wrap tiers which were among tht rest of the letters. "Fancy your subscribing to a press ?iittn.g agency, J.ady Jane!" he eje "laineil. "Vnii haven't be, n w riting i nm i I under a pseiiilonj in. hav? > on ?" She laughed ,.s siie gathered up her '-lit i e.-pi.inlei,,.|. in i,,.,. hand. [>nn't pry into my s. . r. t.-." -he njoitn-il. "Wi may meet in Harn stapl. tomorrow-. if the w.ather clears. I w antv to go In an.I th..s. cattle for myself." The young man took his reluctant departure. Jane crossed the ha!'., en tered her own little sanctum, drew the lamp to the edge of the table and* sank Into her easy chair with a little sigh of relief. All the rest of her correspondence she threw to one side. The orange-colored wrap pers she Joro off, one by one. As she read, her face softened and her e.ves grew very bright. The first cutting was a report of Tallente's last speech in the House, a clever and j forceful attack upon the govern- j ment's policy of compromise in the ! matter of recent strikes. The next i speech at the Holborn Town Hall, on workmen's dwellings, another a thoughtful appreciation of him from the pages of a great review. There was also a eulogy from an American journal and a gloomy attack upon him in the chief Whig organ When she had finished the pile she sat for ! some time gazing at the burning log. The little epitome of his daily life there were records there even o< ! many of his social engagements? j seemed to carry her into another at- . inospherc, an atmosphere far remover from this lonely spot upon the moors She seemed to catch from those printed lines some faint, reflective thrill of the more vital world of strife in which he was living. For a moment the roar of T.ondon was in her ears. She saw- the lighted thoroughfares, the crowded pave ments, the faces of the men and women, all a little strained an<l eager, so different from the placid immo bility of the world in which she lived. She rose to her feet and moved rest lessly about the room. Presently she lifted the curtain and looked out. There was a pause in the storm and a great mass of black clouds had just been driven past the face of th< watery moon. JOven the wind seemed to he holding its breath, but so fat as she could see moors and hillsides were wrapped in one unending man tle of snow. There was no visible sign of any human habitation, no sound from any of the birds or ani mals who were cowering in their shelters, not even a sheep bell or the barking of a dog to break the profound silence. She dropped the curtain and turned back to her chair. Her feet were leaden and her heart was heavy. The struggle of the day was at an end. Memory was as serting Itself. She felt the flush in her cheek, the quickening beat of her heart, the thrill of her pulses as she lived again through those few wild minutes. There was no longer any escape from the wild,- confusing truth. The thing which sho l\p.d dreaded Tlad come. WOMAN FURNISHES FOOD FOR LANDLORDS AND TENANTS > a y s (fCiiuine Hospitality i More Important Than Mod ern (lonvcnienccs. I?OS AX?iKLES. June t J.?Ponder this. perplexed landlords: "Genuine hosoitality is more Im portant tluui more moflcrn con veniences in successfully operating apartment houses and hotel.* " Anil tills, tenants who rail at high rentals: "The average apartment Iiouba dweller is responsible f<>r one-llfth increase <.f ins basic housing cost by sheer wastefuln-'-ss." .Mr? Oliver Philips, striking figure ninom,' American hotel managers, has in four years converted a hand ful of pennies into Of'O. She li.is just confirmed her opin ions in a national tout of hotel in spection to g'.can further 'comfort ideas for her new nlnety-eight-sultc hotel apartment. "While' I tot i'v.v material sugges tions." said Mrs. Philips. "I was vividly impressed with the fact that hearty courtesy has failed to keep pace with smartness and sumputous ness in many of the country's big establishments. "And that is the source of many hotel, failures or just limping suc cesses. "Magnificence devoid of warm, sim ple friendliness repels thousands of would-be patrons. "With my two children. I used to live on a remote ranch." she ex plained. "I served fruit, milk, shar ing whatever I had. to the occasional traveler free. f?>i she-er love <>f com pany. I.oneliness tauuht me the power I of simple hospitality. And buylnir and running a home on $50 a month taught me frugality. "When four years ago I not my j first furnished apartment lease on a! bare promissory note for $150 a month. I I applied the same system of eco nomies and the same genuine desire to serve. "J initiated the practice of requir ing tenants to pay their own boat. MIIS. OI.1VF.ll PIIII-IPS. light. phone. cleaning and laundry bills in uddition Jo a proportionately reduced rent. "That Kuve mc an assured, if smaller profit, and at the same time relieved careful tenants uf sharing the burdens of the extravagant. "I found that guests used but half the light and heat when they paid the bills direct, and if the practice were universal in furnished apart ments. rents could and probably would be considerably reduced." During her short business career, Mrs. Philips has acquired, enhanced and profitably resold equities in ?even hotel apartmentH. Mrs. Philips doesn't undervalue material comforts. These in her apartments Include: a. basement grocery, with almost instant delivery, exclusively for tenants: air refrigera tion. doing away with ire: kitchen mnid service by a trained corps of employes; and a social floor with mir.wry, ballroom and billiard tables for entertainment. LARRY SEMON TO OPEN A NEW FUN FACTORY NEW YORK, June "I.?L?arry Se mnn has op^ntd a new Cdctory. The output of the new plant, which was erected by Vitagraph. will be fun. l-'or a lon.r tinif Larry has craved a plant alt his own. and was not satisfied wi- i the rubber plant that sits in his front window. Ho Vita graph gave tho order, and soon work was started on the new fun factory, and from now on all of l,arry's comedie* will be made under his own direction. It is said Larry is drawing down $1,000,000 a year now. Was a time when the only thing" Lany could draw were his breath and some bad cartoons for a New York paper. Ijnt times have changed. DOG DISHWASHER APPEARS IN MOVIES NEW YOHIC. June 24.?Somebody had to do it sooner or later?so it might Just as well have been sooner. In the films they've had dogs res cuing children and grown-ups, de tecting criminals. playing dead, climbing ladders and doing most everything, but. as far as is known, never until now have they sprung a dog dishwasher. In a scene In Paramouiit's "To Have and to Hold," a shiftless ser vant is shown passing the dishes to a hungry Airedale for cleaning. Fortunetely, however, the servant in discovered in time to prevent the dog-laundered dishes from being ac tually used. ROYAL YACHT SQUADRON BARS ALL TRADESMEN Most Exclusive Club in Worltl lias Just Elected Eight Members. 1 Bv Associate! Press.) LONDON*. June 24.?The Royal Yacht Squadron. styled tho most ex clusive club in the world, has jU3t "iected oiKiit. members, a majority of whom are peers To achieve membership In the Royal Yacht Squadron is equivalent to obtaining a certificate of uoclal position far more widely recognised than a patent of nobility. Wealth alone, as some very rich men havo discovered, will not sufflce to secure admission t? what some detractor.*! have termed the last stronghold of "s no hoc racy" in England. Tradesmen, however philanthropic or patriotic, arc barred. Sir Tlioman I.ipton has issued several challenges lor the America's cup. and no man , in the country has done anything I like as much to encourage yacht luilding and designing as h>: has. j Hut because he is a tradesman, it lis said, he has never been elected n j member of the Royal Yacht Squad - iron. Kine Kdward. though a yachts - j man himself and the most popular I of monarchs. discovered that even j his Influence was not strong enoug:i I to procure the election of a frtoud J in the Royal Yacht Squadron. NEW SARGENT CANVAS CALLED MASTERPIECE I LONDON, June 21.?.lohn S. Sar | gent, having turned his brush mo mentarily from portraits to land j scapes, is being credited by London 1 critics with having produced a mas j terpieco in the summer exhibition at tirosvenor ? ialleriea. His canvas. "The l.oggia." is a scene full of sun ' light ami that indefinable texture of | open air which proclaim tho genius I of nrtists. says one critic. f\', 1!>22. Public ledger Co.) HarefdCanneRtShop ?.?u 218-220 East Broad |[j_ "FASHION WITH VALUE" Organdie Dresses Regularly Selling at $15 Special $5 Except that a few of these beautiful Dresses are slightly wrinkled from shipping, they are in the pink of condition. Fashionably made of exquisite cool Organdies and Voiles, daintily trimmed with laces and novel accessories. In all bright colors. Crepe-Knit Dresses $8.90 Regularly $15 Values Splendidly fashioned frocks for Summer wear, .lust what you need for vacation or week-end trips. In Dark Red. Navy Blue. Black and other colors. Silk Pongee BLOUSES, $2.69 They have smart fluted Peter Pan collars, lace-trimmed Tuxedo collars or contrasting collars and cuffs of ging ham. Extraordinary values. All Wool Bathing Suits Smart One-Piece Styles $3.95 Suits that will look good out of the water and be com fortable in and out the water, for they are carefully made of all-wool yarns in solid colors of Kelly Green, Jade, Buff, Cardinal, Brown, Black, with combinations of silk or contrasting wool. Very chic. Very economi cal at $8.95. All sizes. "Going Away" Suits Silk-Lined Tweeds $8.90 Values to ,$27.50 Some of the smartest Tweed Suits of the season, entirely silk-lined. They have chic box coats, or long, slender lines (as illustrated), and may be had in a host of the most desirable colors. For the vacation or week end trip or honeymoon, you couldn't get a more desir able garment at any price.