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
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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
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
The Third Assistant Secretary of
State and Mrs. Breckinridge Long
will entertain at dinner this even
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
BEST FOB GOLDS
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-,
Mr. and Mrs.~~S. H. Peck. who
were guests of Mrs. Delo. Blod
gett. have returned to their horn#
, 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
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
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
Mrs. Victor Kauffmann will be at
home this afternoon. -
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..
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
Mtaie. Christian Hauge entertained
a large and distinguished company at
dinner last evening.
?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
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
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
Sir George Palsh has left Washing
ton for New Yorkv
Miss Anita Tunstall Smith, of Balti
more. is visiting her aunt. Mrs. Gibson
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
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#
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~
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.
]>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 ,
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
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
him from, the *J!S? r""*n with
wai now Insured bv MUnvG*te> 11
clasp wlth Levlnrton
*?& LnTnT "Bul^'hy^
over!' ?"d*Co?nn ?'?He-oni'1' com,"B
With a blow.needU ,?' under
about it." EV0/* taI^ with him
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
Thinka"Cal J?b b?fo" I ?*?'?.
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|
"J"'1 had comeH. I
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."
"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
THIS TRYING WEATHER
Will Bring Men to Realize
that This is a Great Op
portunity for Them to Buy
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.
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vurgle at the water-hole in the vill
age. trampling: the rushes, and all
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
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
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
"I should have known better," he
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
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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
"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. It was gas frotn th?
depths of the world, and it burner
slowly, waving like a transparen'
plume in the sheltered place, of all
that city of long ago, this eternal
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