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By E. C DRUM-HUNT.
The AmtiuMlor of C*"? *nd Mme Mathieu entertained at dinner last evening In compliment to the Ambassador of Italy and Baroness Aveaxana. The other guests were the former Ambassador of the United States to Mexico and Mrs Henry Fletcher, the third Aaalatant Secre tary of State and Mrs. recklnrldge Lons. Com. and Mrs. Robert Miner. Mr and Mrs William A. Scully. Mme. Jana and Mr. Erraxuirl. Chilian consul at Baltimore. The ambassador and Senora de Mathieu will leave Washington to day for New York, to remain until Saturday, the absence preventing Senora de Mathieu from observing her regular Friday afternoon at home. She will, however, be at home on other Fridays during Feb ruary. Mme/ Bonlllas. wife of the Am bassador of Mexico, and her daugh ter. Miss Berts Bonillas. left Wash ington yesterday for New York, where they will sail on Saturday for Italy to remain until some time in May or June. The Russian Ambassador. Boris Bakhmeteff. has returned from a brief visit to New York. Mme. Bakhmeteff was hostess at an In lormal luncheon yesterday when her guests were Mme. Groultch. svife of the Serbian Minister. Lady Campbell and Mme. Nlkolaieff. wile of the military attache of the em bassy. Mme. Pexet. wife of the Ambassa dor of Peru, was the honor guest ?t the luncheon which Mrs. Samuel Xattingly gave yeeterday. There were covers for eight. MRS. PALMER TO RECEIVE. At the formal reception to be held bv Mrs. A. Mitchell Palmer, wife of the Attorney General, this afternoon in honor of the judiciary, for which she has is sued cards. Mrs. Edward Doug las White. wife of the Chief Justice, will assist her ln re ceivlng. Mrs Alexander C. King, wife of the Solicitor General, and Mrs. Charles B. Ames, wife ?' the assistant to the Attorney i.eneral. will preside at the tea table. ... . Mrs. Palmers guest* will in clude wives of the justices of the Supreme Court and* the other courts of Washington, of the ju diciarv committees of the Senate itnd House, of the Department of Justice and others of the ju diciary circle. Gen. and Mrs. Charles B. Drake entertained thirty young people at dinner last evening at the Chevy Chase Club in compliment to Miss Nancy Lane, daughter of Secretary of the Interior and Mrs. Franklin K. Lane, and her flance. Philip Kauffmann. son of Mr. ana Mrs. Victor Kauffmann. Miss Lane was the honor ?n?st at a luncheon which Mrs. Cary T. Cray son gave yesterday afternoon. The guests numbered twelve and were Miss Lane's particular friends among; the debutantes. The Minister of Paraguay and Senora de Gondra announce the engagement of the latter s sister, t-vnora Maria Alfarla. Autrustln Carrlxosa. of Bogota. Colombia. The wedding will take P*ace Thursday. February 19. at St. Patricks Church. Mgr. Thomas will perform the ceremony, which will take place at 1 "flock '" the afternoon. A reception will follow at the New Wlllard Hotel. Senorita Alfaria has been making her home at the legation here with the minister and Senora de I Jondra. , Follo-tn* their marriage. Senor farrisosa aiu his bride will re aid* in New York, where he is now making his home. JAPANESE COl'NSELOR t.oES TO BERLIN. Katsuji Debuchi. counselor of tl-e Japanese Embassy here, will sail from Ne York on February *7 for Berlin, where he will act charge d'affaires of Japan un til full diplomatic relations are re-established between the two countries. Mrs. Pollock, wife of Capt. Ed win T. Pollock. U. S. N.. will en tertain ar a luncheon of forty 'overs at the Cafe St. Marks to day. Mr. and Mrs. Montgomery Blair will entertain at dinner tomorrow evening at the Cafe St Marks. There will be covers for sixteen. Mr and Mrs. Frederick Bugher wil be hosts at dinner tomorrow evening. The Third Assistant Secretary of State and Mrs. Breckinridge Long will entertain at dinner this even ing. BRITISH SECRETARY I.EAVES FOR BRAZIL. Henry Getty Chilton, secretary of the British Embassy, will leave Washington February 11 for New York, where he will sjil on Febru ary 14. on the Adriatic, for his new post as counselor of the British CALOTABS ARE BEST FOB GOLDS AND INFLUENZA! Doctors Now Prescribe Caiotabs, The Purified Calomel Tablet* That Are Naoaealesa, Safe and Sure. Doctors are warning the public that simple colds and mild cases of in duenaa often lead to pneumonia and ?>th?r serious complications. They say that every cold should receive ial lied late attention and that the first .tep in the treatment is to make sure that t&e liver Is active. For this pur oose Calotaha, the perfected, nausea ess calomel tablets are the surest. :>eat and most agreeable laxative. On. ealotab at bed time with a ? wallow of water?that's all. no salts. i? nausea, and no upsetting of the ligestion and appetite. Next morn ng your cold has vanished, your liver a active, your system is purified and ?efreehed and you are feeling line with I hearty appetite for breakfast. Eat I ?hat you please?no danger. For your protection, Catotabs are >old only in original aealed package., irice thirty-live centa. All druggist* -ecotnmend and guarantee Calotabs ind are authorised lo refund the price t you are not delisted with them. MRS. FRANKLIN CONGER. Formerly Miss Alwilda Lowell, daughter of Mrf. Lowell and the late Maj. Delmar R. Lowell, who was recently married. ? Embassy at Rio de "??] successor. Mr. Peterson, will arrive in Washington the end of this week. Mrs. Grace McMillan Gibson will be hostess at a dinner next Mon-, day evening. Mr. and Mrs.~~S. H. Peck. who were guests of Mrs. Delo. Blod gett. have returned to their horn# in Mobile. , MrP. Charles Howry was hoiterf* j at a luncheon yesterday. Mrs. James A. Drain will } tain at a luncheon on February 1Z. j Mrs. E. E. Blodgett. of Boston, is making an etxended stay in Wwh- j Ineton and is at the Powhatan Ho tel. She entertained there at a luncheon Tuesday. Among >>*r guests were Mrs. Delos Blodgett. | Who later entertained at a box ] I party at the concert of the Boston ? Symphony Orchestra. Her were Mme. Grouitch. wife of the I Serbian Minister and her guests., Lady Campbell, and M?. George \ [Matthews: also Mrs. E. W. Cole.i Miss Myrtis Porcher Mrs. Charles Grey Matthews and Miss Mona Blodgett. MRS. BLODGETT EXTEKTAl*!. Mrs. Delos Blodgett entertained at dinner Tuesday evening, taking her guests later to the weekly ride and drill at the Biding and Hunt . Club. Mrs. Howard Sutherland. I | wife of the senior Senator f rom West Virginia. Mrr Charles Gray Matthews and Mrs. Prank S. Hlght. chairman of the entertainment com \ mlUee. were ho.te.aes at the club that evening for the ride and drill. wh'ch was followed by .upper ?nd : dancing:. 1 AmonK those who rode ware Mrs. Albert Strauss. Miss Ruth Hltchcoc . Mrs. James CockrelL Mrs. F. M. Andrews. Miss Strauss, the Misses Gwendolyn and Muriel Denys. M ss Eleanor Bryan. Miss Potter^ Miss ! Eugenia Holcombe, Mies Herron. Siss Natalie Barnes. Mis. Drain Miss Wahl. Col. Archer. c?Pt- A; Wiihelm. Capt. Kingsley. Lieut. Tunstall. Mr. John I Mr. George Oakley Totten. Mr. t~ X. lirands. They all remained for , supper and the dancing w^ich fol- , lowed, some others of the club Join- ( inE them for the dancing. I Miss Natalie Barnes entertained a small company a, dinner Tuesday evening, preceding the ride a t t club. Her guests were Mies Elenj Calderon. Mrs. James W. the charge d'affaires of Braxil, Mr MorUra; the charge d alfalre^ of Panama. Mr. Lefevre. and G- Con ,,el Tarler, of the State Department. Gen. and Mrs. ^Andrew, wtll en tertain at a dinner and dance tomor '/ow evening at the Washington Barracks. Mrs. Victor Kauffmann will be at home this afternoon. - compliment to MISS. FRAMES HAMPSOS. Mrs Malcolm S. McConlhe enter tained at a large'tea yeswdiv after-' tiwn at her residence, 2301 Wyoming avenue In compliment to Miss France. Hampson. the debutante daughter of Mrs Joseph Hampson. The party h" f*" Mr^anS1 M?aM^onThZ ^i'chnwa. only' gently , loom ,Vuite0werr?.dorned with .pring ,Xr* an<l Potted plants, and a large of varl-colored flowers formed the decoration of the tea table There was music during the a"e?o?ir Mrs McConlhe wore an exQUl.ite -own of rose color and crystal se quins, and Miss Hampsop'i gown Was a lovely on. of c oth of silver, w h Tlrr^ o't ?paTtel-shaded flowers falling from the broad .liver g,Tho.e assisting Included Mrs. Jo seph Hampson. Mrs. Charles A. Mc Kenney. Mrs. Frank B Freyer. Mr.. Victor Kauffmann. Mrs. ? Hill. Mrs. Horace G. Macfarland. Un. Walter S. Crosley. Mrs. Hampson Gary. Mrs. Boss Gravener. Mrs. Will . lani Littlefleld. Mrs Franco!. Berger Moran. Mr.. Clarence A. Bldley. Mrs. George Evans and Mis. Cocke of Virginia, and the following debu tante.: Miss Nancy Lane. Ml.s Anne Gordon. Miss Anne Dulany, Ml?? Mary Curt I. Lee. Miss Peggy Martin. Mis. Marcia Chapln. Mlsa Lindsay Wood. Mis. Betty Grove and Ml.. Ruth Donaldaon. Mme. Telusanu. wife of the military , attache of th.^Rumantan ^Legatlon^ | her mother. Mrs. Samuel Humphrey, of Philadelphia, who is her guest. Mme. Teisuanu was at home Tues day afternoon and will receive again nest Tuesday. Mtaie. Christian Hauge entertained a large and distinguished company at dinner last evening. SHAKESPEARE READINGS ?Y MISS WILCOX. The League of American Pen v\ omen will have as their honor guest at their weekly tea torn?,,,. Miss Mabel Osgood Wilcox, who will give interpretations of Shakespeare's plays. Mrs. Paul Anderson will sini; Shakespearean songs and a male Quartet will also be on the after* noon's program. The hostess for the day will be Miss Elizabeth M. Barnes assisted by Msr. Marie Moore For rest, Mrs. Josephine Rich. Mrs. Aus tin Thomas. Miss Jessie Grirwold. Miss Laura Thornburgh, Miss Myra Holo and Mrs. Eva Griffith. Mrs. Clover Roscoe. of Ix>s Angeles, is here visiting her mother, Mrs Louis N. Geldert. H. H. Emmons and Sidney D. Wal ton. who were at the Willard for a few days, have returned to their home in Detroit. Mis* Clara T. Ennis. daughter of Brig. Gen. and Mrs. William Ennis. . -"Pendin" a few days in Washington. Former Senator and Mrs. Henry F. Uppett. who were at Palm Beach, have returned to their home in Provi dence, R. I. T ^",ince Alliata di Montereale. of the Italian Embassy staff, who is at Palm Beach, gave a luncheon at the Beach Club there Monday. Robert Batcheller. of thi, city, has Just left for an Extended stay at Palm Beach. Trinity College has the distinction of having her majesty Queen Eliza beth of the Belgians as an honorary aumna. the degree of doctor of literature having been conferred upon her by his eminence Cardinal Gibbons. " "ceptlon given by the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur for their majesties during their visit here.last October. The Washington chapter of the alumnae will give a ball tomor row night at the New Willard Hotel, to which many of the most prominent women of diplomatic and residential society are lending patronage. They include Senora de Riano. Senora de Mathieu. BaToness de Cartier Bar eness Romanp. Mme. Pexet, Mme. Calderon, Mme. de Cespedes, Senora Ellzalde, Senora Sol. Princess Lubor mirska. Mme. Pulaska. Mrs Henry Ashurst. Mrs. c. C. Calhoun. Mrs. Thomas L. Logan, Mrs. Thomas Car ter. Mrs. Maurice Francis Egan, Miss Janet Richards, Mrs. Martin Glynn, Mrs. Lawrence V. Grogan. Mrs. M. F. Phelan, Mrs. J. Eric Powell, Mrs. John F. Bryne. Mrs. Milton Allea. Mrs. John Burke. Mrs. Fenton Bradford. Mrs. D. J. Callahan, Mrs. Thomas I**. Mrs. Peter A. Drury, Mrs. Sam uel Drury, Mrs. Thomas M. Foley the M i saps Kerby, Mrs. d'Arcy Magee. Mrs. P. J. Nee, Mrs. J F Powers, Mrs. Charles Sclden, Jr., Mrs. D. C. Shea, Mrs. Hal H. Smith, Mrs Ernest Scholleld. Mrs. William West Mrs. Wlmsatt, Mrs. S. R Loughran and Mrs. Michael Dowd. Mrs. Arthur Ryerson, who wa? vis liting Senator and Mrs. Mediil Mc Cormlck, left yesterday for Aiken S. C. Sir George Palsh has left Washing ton for New Yorkv Miss Anita Tunstall Smith, of Balti more. is visiting her aunt. Mrs. Gibson Fahnestock. Among the people present at the last lecture of the Alliance Fran caise were: Mrs. C. V. Boynton, Miss M. iP. Mellon, Madame Ekengren. Madame Moravia. Monsieur and Madame A. Blanchet, Mrs. William H. Baldwin, Mr. L. E. Lee. Mrs. Schpyler Merrltt, Mrs. R. 8. Fay. Mrs. H. R. Blfrelow, Mrs. H. C. Hov enden. Mrs. H. Purdum. Mrs. W. A. De Candry. Mrs. and Mils Gower, Miss N. Magruder, Mrs. Charles B. Jewell. Miss Pillsbury. Miss c. Parker, Miss M. G. Fox. The next lecture will be delivered at the Washington Club op Monday, February #th, at 4:10. by Capltatne O. de Lavergne. The subject, ac companied by stereoptlctn views, will be: "La VI* des Ailes?Choees d'Aviatlon." Mrs. James R. Mann entertained at a luncheon yesterday at the Yellow Men Sleep By Jeremy Lane. Copyright. IQIQ. by the Century Co. synopsis or PMoroiso wsiau# mints. Coa mmiH'l a??M?y JwylM *L* Jf?; Chi MM Km?. " J crlj uT.rpowers sad wors liar prk.t of w.th?r whldl ba Md wwn. .bet in. aeek. I**"?"" porta to AB?rcw m?v? ^ Htephaa Marrh. who r*?eaa ?? *J? ,mpi?. tiny Psckat be.rs a ??# to Tbejr .elect Mm to take tka !*"*?.'-."1.^ j tkl. BJ.Urlou. dMcrt land ?*? ' ordars." He acce?t?. _ . -*-i' Lerlmtoe U tol? of tw. ?????"? quc.u for tlio ?jilfltoa. Oobl ^ D, i. Htcpitcn March ??i hit ???? V****' deeply ln.?re?.ed hj the Mt ?baM*.y**JJ M.rch. on one of th?M trlpa. Kl, "the .tr.Oft rider. ee?e. SSd *o?o~ ?r. 15-235;1 and Ph.. Ming ?M ?nd cm the ..me Ortentbound Is following Cboo Ml?g. wtu a *?* ? rubbing him of three trunk.. Af?r theT mod. Muraa solicit. Lerlngtoe ? aid. ?" I. UB.UCCCT.ful lb ?? f?CO"?"r Ulag at "TW Rood of Wlllaws. *??*? Utlaltu 1* Isjured. T>*7 lesve tk ^ '"Vefurmlnf to their hot.l. It la found Co? ? ?ecret fantructlona bad been torn open. (CHAPTER IX?Continued) ]>Yington knew that his handa ware tremens He re*d thl" ""! i instruction again and again, until every phrase *?i unforgettaoie. Much of his friend came to httn from the page, the world-wide sig- ( niflcance of hl? errand in this treacherous land. Con was humble before the trust of Great America. ; He burned to do well. The ro*"*'1 of koresh. the deep gray curse. was not at all clear to him. He had an uncomfortable suspicion that ne knew the stuff. ... Afternoon^ was frightful with dust and sun-glare. Night came cold, yet not In the nature of a re lief. Con drank a bowl of brown ish goafs milk, and cracked Ito ? chip between his teeth a native biscuit. He brushed the ashea from| his lips, and found himself staring; at nothing, while the meaning of his mission grew larger within him Something; had come at last to | steady him. The under-world had always trusted lilm?something not granted to many?but now he was honored by his government. AU thority believed in him, tested him. and sent him to unravel a poison ?UHeWrecallod certain things he had ? told Andrew March, almost amount- | ing to confessions. Now tl*t he, knew his friend to be ? f<^cr*' ?f" fleer, he wondered what March must have thought of those re counting*. It made Con smile. He, was more keenly aware now the many intimate ways in which the , elder man had studied him before, trying him in the present task. I He planned to wait a week. "eed be. in the hope that Chee Ming would come. He speculated that the Chinese had probably "turned to Tien-tsln to regain his trouble- I some trunks, so accounting for de lay in reaching Shan-sung. If tne j week passed and brought no trav- , eler, Levington meant to enter tne, Gobi without a map. ! This first night under a roof, his . wound made its claims felt. Con, could not sleep, and it roused him] to a kind of anger. He turned his. full attention upon the source or, the bother, and did not h'lstate on , this occasion to waken hU |,?"Vj""r: Following a prolonged stubbing about In the dark, she appeared, from her portion of the hut. ? ru" " taper burning, amazement and dis like In her iron face. 1- rom'that hour until after dawn had sllppea over the barrens. Con l^vington s. wound was glvca attention, warm ed. oiled, tenderly favored. _ "Make the next one hotter, he cried to the* woman and her two Yon*, and although they gathered nothing from the fcngllsh. they comprehended the mastery of their white stranger, who commanded at anv godless hour, and quickened their steps through the two rooms at his pleasure. By the hour of sun-1 rise the village knew of thlft and Con was thoroughly and courte ously hated by all. But the wound was mending, and Levlngton at. last slept soundly- . \t noon he wakened and called for food. The luxury of remain ng In camp was superlative. Having given orders that his servant should have the day to himself, he turned over and napped again. His in grained health asserted itself, and the clean mode of life for the recent weeks added its score^ of bealine; during this rest. For the remainder , of the day there were pleasant mat ters to think over, until he discov ered that his "boy" had gone, tak- ' ing the two fresh beasts. Doubt-1 less with the aid of the villagers. 1 the old servant had fled back east - ward, away from the devils of the , unknown. '? The- fact that the village was against him did not depress Lev-, ington, as it must formerly have I done. Now he had to sustain him j the assurance of his own countrj that he had been chosen, that men ' of power trusted him. The second j day he found himself quite gener ally ignored in the stony ghost of, a city, although the old sphinx and | her two sons continued to accept his silver for food and a roof. Late in the afternoon of the third day. when his patience was waning, a camel outfit appeared to eastward. It could not be his prodi cal driver. Con went forth to show j himself. He was done with sub terfuge. and the village offered no concealment, had he wished to hide. ? There were half a dozen men in | the approaching party, or. on a, closer look, two men and their j servants, all bobbing nearer on j camels. _ . Chee Ming was heading the out- . fit. He sat under a flapping sun- j shade. His dry fage was unchang ed. although his soul became a, curse against the western J0"*" 1 who had persisted. He hated the < steadiness of Levington ? eyes and the half-smile, remembering tne brutality of his muscular equip ment but most of all he longed to| blight the power and penetration or| Cons brain. Yet. ao far as the countenance indicated, when he re garded his white enemy below him. Chee Ming might have been in the act of serving coffee at Cecil Wedger's elbow, instead of riding a shaggy beast in these outlands of Mapcolia. But the master of the other out Mrs. Nathaniel B. Dial and Miss Dial will not be at home today be cause ox illness in the family. Mr. Joaeph B. Kalbfus will leave for New Tork next Sunday and will be Joined by Mrs. Kalbfus and their baby daughter. Reeve Kalbfus. about March 1. They will make their future home there. Mr. and Mrs. Kalbfus have been with Mrs. Kalbfus' parents in' Georgetown since they returned from their for mer home In Georgia last Hay. Mr. and Mrs. William F. Oude and daughter. Wllhelmlna, left yeater day for Knoxville. Tenn. Mr. Gude Is expected to addresa the convention of the Tennessee State Florists' A? soclatlon on the subject of legisla tion. After the convention MrJ and Mrs. Gude expect to visit other aec tlons of the South. Including Flor .VnVclj^.^ Beo"th ? ?A^j? M\?rTre<I the CHAPTER X what him from, the *J!S? r""*n with wai now Insured bv MUnvG*te> 11 clasp wlth Levlnrton ??p 2'Z *?& LnTnT "Bul^'hy^ over!' ?"d*Co?nn ?'?He-oni'1' com,"B With a blow.needU ,?' under jUTohh,ra *'?5S about it." EV0/* taI^ with him ?wrr^?0" "?:h:rr ^isu"*-~ not need the mLp'**1^ ^Ut yOU him to *o hi. w^.T' Ca" *"?" not expect to nir?u alone. I did j tonY\na' the ,h^?ywU?v?r<0^nf. Plain murder'to ."nd^ne" "* out Into?that B?t ? man alon*> to think y*u we wanted you You're all rliht i' f ?'one. lead out to d?? i? ,*?" ed you to oh. i gUe?, "V ' 'lt,ntlon' that your travel * Irlt^ by now *? prw?v o^vu^iz^: ??"ed??* Thinka"Cal J?b b?fo" I ?*?'?. M.Trch-.0,2yeP:,denuCt'mhee 'm? br the Western Gate. Con asked How did you find Chee Ming?" bagga"," rooms'Vi^'su? ? "J* I C na0t'in?Vor/ V:.v."r| ssxac a/srs: "J"'1 had comeH. I h^nsornl>?-rrk,".d stranger. It was natural to talk He'rto^<lin'r 'i181 h* knew E"?'l?l>-1 chant? mC he W,s a wool-mer but' mV. "V: r?u the details, 1 nut my acquaintance Wjt|, ch<>. j Uorv "?evening ?n Dory Street, several week, before 1?*?" t inclnnati. Vou know1 the l>or> street district in San ' lhr*n'.'sco1 had found that it waul 1 'POlnt for I managed to connect with Chee Mine the night he received his 7zr <z *" h\had brou^?: iresn rrom somewhere." I>oV'^ee7:. father "Then you know koresh." I canlt say (hat I do. I was i very young then." w" nrZH'r? *r" t^ely" thousand rec K.= . J"" il in ,hc L'nlted of ihov h that but * fraction I oi tnose who enter secretly the h)i?? and the agonv of it ?? * bliB8 i hl?'<mil[l!t?i'ffai,n ,h-' importance of! hi-,. But h* occupied his' nerjBonai" < ln? lo the smaller,' personal luggage of his friend l\e been staying in that. Willi you come in?" ofHVen<",Cated " hUt" *nd th' ?'?fht the low misshapen structure' ??, i? br,n" *??<?>? to him the taste and smell of that tan-colored jf k milk which they had given ? him *here. in- their miauken idea he 'irln'f l!' And n?w "he of ri 12 i'i* had an?ther guest. Cliee Ming and his servants spread their camp Just beyond the group of kennels. and there was h'i'm ?nH .K con'mun'<-atlon between him and the white men. March made a desert veteran's final preparations for a journey of many weeks. He included with the dried 8tor<a several hunches of drJfd raea'- hard as bone; also ?Sene he"h.k|", '? ovtr the head i.? . of *ravel In the wind Ue"l 7, keeniy acro?? thel bias wf.h pr""nt 'Hied these were nT ^eese. His weapon* ^dd to 5he.nn,est- ??1 this seemed odd to I^vlngton, who knew hl< mild ways. Andrew March seemed chanted, older, more stern, in these preparations. The dart that h/d drugged Levlngton on s^pboa^ seemed also to have struck an un healed spot in March's soul Tni, border-land he'd bitter memories1 hJ%fit e narrowed, as though dn.i u ,8 disUnce the bitin* dust. He resisted the emotions that preyed upon him. and the only sPgn was an cagerne.s to be near Lev" ThTnAldt0 haV? Con talk to him hiw .i1 maKn#t'a>" by which he held the younger man was uncon! sciously renewed, a vital curr^f of more than friendship. 1 of CheemM,n':E '"-0 'ervanta oivtnee Ming were seen to noe T8 U,^n a ,lnB'e camel, tak ing leave of a master who needed them no further. At noon the Chi ?"?? w'th pack-beasts in tow ,i. forth alone into the west. ' "He wants us to follow him " said Mareh. "and If we did. all th maps in the world wouldn't h?lp Time enough for us this evening " So when the western sky was rr .h.rdd With flam'- a"1 I?ng y" let shadows stretched out upon the sands. Commissioner March and CommUsicftier Con Levlngton their course according to map, and proceeded into the sunset. The camels had taken their last long Uooirararh &TCothrop New Y?rk?WASHINGTON?Park THIS TRYING WEATHER Will Bring Men to Realize that This is a Great Op portunity for Them to Buy Here GOOD, WARM CLOTHES AT GREAT REDUCTIONS The entire stock of Men's Suits and Overcoats has been regrouped, and reductions amounting to several thousand dollars have been taken. We are not quoting the prices that have been dropped off in this re grouping, but many men are saving $5, $10, $15 and $20 on their pur chase of a suit or overcoat All-wool fabrics in the popular models of Suits and Overcoats. Nearly every garment is Wood ward & Lothrop hand-tailored. Alterations whenever necessary without charge. Overcoat* Regrouped at These Prices: $35, $40, $50, $60, $70 Suits Regrouped at These Prices: $30. $35, $40, $45, $50, $55, $60, $65, $70, $75 Mem * Clothes. First floor. vurgle at the water-hole in the vill age. trampling: the rushes, and all was* well. The two drivers muttered, or held silence, with none of the usual talk. The broken city fell into the dis fAtiee UWrhnJ~them. and the shadow of the camel* extended out through the dust. The purple shafts were melting: into twilight, and the Sha Mo became an infinite number of nandy knobs, still bright, seeming to rise up from the desert floor. Levington heard the story of the subtle drug, how it flr^d and grip- J ped and soothed its devotee?, un- j like opium or hasish or betel, and more difficult to trace than heroin j of the "snow-birds." Science had not thus far defined koresh. The tradf often handled it unwittingly. Its effect was in part a dropsy Joy. a pleasantly complete madness, a ? lasting devastation and curse. It < was in form a bluish oil. to be rub- \ bed on the eyelids and sensitive tis- ' sue. It rotted the vein* and the heart. When the night was well advanc ed. n-ar eleven by a white man's reckoning, they went into camp, and the drivers were still sullen. "Will they get used to it?" asked Con. ! March shook his head, and at dawn, before camp was broken, roused himself from a light sleep to find the drivers in secret activ ity. It rather looked as they were trying to get away with the cam els. A gun cracked, and Marclt turned sharply to see Con sitting up from his blanket, his carbine smoking. He. too, had been watch ing the preparations. He had shot in the air, but both the yellow men fell face downward upon the sana. March went to them at once, paid them well in gold, pave them two big draws a? the water-bags, and started thenToff together, eastward. Shan-sung was within walking distance. "I should have known better," he said. They did not see the old Chinese, who would no doubt make a wide detour before touching the real trail. The country, although per fectly open and without trees, was irregular. From the hillocks of naked earth one could see for ( leagues in the four directions, but j no Chee Ming. They paced the camels through \ the morning, halted for a long noon, and continued into the evening. At sundown of this second day out the wind rose, with its menacing rat tle of sand, but it died before dark. At dawn they started again. The desert was less hilly, but great rocks emerged from the sand, and here were glittering lizards in the morning light, still asleep. The heavens were glassy. A wind held from the northwest, and the nos trils of the beast* were stung to Cafe St. Marks 913 Fifteenth St. V-V)HEN you must have your midday re Vv frethment downtown, the St- Marks Giill will be found convenient, and the SPECIAL LUNCHEON satisfying. Served from 12 to 2?One Dollar per plate. <1 Exceptional Table d*Hote DINNER, 6 to 9:30, Two Dollaft per cover. Supper Dances 9:30 to 1 Every Evening Telephone Franklin 413 bleeding by tbe sand. Grit had sifted Into Con's clothing, next his skin. and riding was a hardship. Dust grated in his te^th. March learned of the wound in Con's side. He sternly demands why he had not been told at once. pnH wa? gravely concerned. He ?tretched Levlngton upon the ground. lingered the hurt and re bound it carefully. Then he learn-! ed the full story. by cross-examina- ] tion?Stubby Taggart, M o r n a . brandy. Knsurta Queen. Tourist. House, and th?- Road of the Willows. "Your one mistake was in falling to tell me of your wound at once." "That wouldn't have helped us any. It didn't g.? d^ep." replied Levington. "And?I was ashameo of myself." "v.-u are too young for that." "I'm all fixed up now." It was true that the natural ( health of the young man. acquired in the fields about Dowagiac. at the base of Shasta, and out upon the^ Pacific. together with extraordinary indifference concerning the stab, had brought him through. Put^ong desert days permitted no inordina tion. no middle ground between health and death. That night Andrew March lit the watch-fire and it was Con's time for sloep. Their world was empty, soundless, infinite, unknown. Mann did not call Lexington at two in the morning.va* agreed, but permit ted his young friend to sleep until dawn. None could have known the reveries of this unusual man in the midnight hours?thoughts as re mote as the stars, and as hard to pace. H" l?ad loved life, and the ?weets of it had" been taken from him long ago. It had been difficult for him to pass through Peking, city of bis birth and earliest influ ence. The quest that had drawn his father Stephen as a boy. across the American plains, onward across the Pacific, and yet onward to China. Peking, and the dread 8ha Mo. was wrought into the very tex ture of the mind and soul of the son. Andrew. The yearning of Mb mother was woven there, also, as she had hoped, loved, prayed, re sented. and finally mourned for Stephen until he returned, late by two years. This Gobi Deafrt mas tered him. The heart of China would not let him go. He could never liw down the terror* that Peking ha<1 stamped upon him in infancy. Now he looked Ion? at Con. sleeping beside the lire, re laxed. graceful. breathing aleadify. something boywh and pure about hira. Andrew March's eye? shut against sudden tears. He arose si lently and walke4 out, away from the camels, so far that the fire ?i> only a red spark to him. The night spaec> whimpered in vague conspiracy. At da> break tins whole world was without color, only dead gray hills and gullies, rocks and shadows and vacant an. Levington wakened, glanced up at Andrew, who was making th<* morning tea; and it seemed as if the air were powdered with the delicate ruotv aroma that Con as sociated with John L#evington and all manner of evil fate. Then ho realised that the faint spice .of it was clinKinc a bout March. It re minded him also of the hotel clerk. ?He said nothing, but it * a.- a black moment for him. They studied their mar. and held a field compass beside it. Their dif ficulty wa> to hold a direction, by reason of the twisted formation ?( desert surface*. Kacli crooked lin?* of rise or dip misled the eve. and the camels persisted iu sta> ing low. preferring to pass around a hill rather than lake the safe straight line across it. March was watchful, usually silent. Con's wound burned and itched, for it was cleanly knit and healing For their third camp they halt**d in a little valley w?*dg? out of the gale. All night the sand sifted in upon them, like gray sitov . but this was preferable to facing the whip of it on t'te level# abo\. The fourth day they saw a differ ent formation of rock. Cloaer. It showed to be the collapse of a eit> yet one in no wise related to th? village* they had left &o far behin*.. for these buildings had once been of solid gray rock. Strangely, through a crack in the middle of a slab came the greenish-yellow n?*. of a flame. 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