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Washington Times Home Page, Tuesday, August 15, 19! 1
Author of "The Onyx Ear," Etc.
Copyright, The Frank A. Munsey Company.
CHAPTER XXII (Continued).
DCSPITE hiB advice I could see
that he was worried. Indeed,
there was every reason for it.
Our airship was stranded; and
.until we could get a fresh supply of
the motive power, which in some way
It seems the Varney girls had access
to, it would be impossible for us to
get away.
From time to time Gwynne gave- ex
hibitions of magic, to hold down the
populace. Fortunately he was not
obliged to repeat himself, luckily hav
ing laid in a goodly supply of tricks
before leaving London. The lamas wero
always' delighted, astounded, and the
fume of the sorcerer greu. Yet at tne
-nd of the week, the Yainey girls rt-m-.inrd
undiscovered. The greater the
rwcr of the magician, the more loath
wore the lamas to place their greatest
tieusure in his hands. Even threats
fiom iho self-ttyled vice regent of tne
Tashl proved unavailing, and thing
were looking squally. One day he came
to me with considerable agitation and
"lie on hand tonight. I'm going to
ho you something. Join me anout
11 o'clock at the lower end of the manl
wall. We mustn't go toeth:r; we' J be
I asked him to explain, l.ut hp
would n' L
"You won't be noticed in the dark,"
he .irided after a minute, "but I shall
be on the lookout for you. Keep your
heHd down and your eyes open. I'll
tell you what to do when we fcet
That was all he would say. An hour
.later he came to me again.
"I thought perhaps it would be Just
ns well for you to -.-hange your clothes.
You'll find a complete lama's outnt in
the sleeping-room. Put it on, and if
.anyone speaks to you, say Ta-di-ta-di,
as if vexed, and hurry forward."
At 11 oclock sharp, t was siannmg u.i
the lower end of the wall, waitint for,
Gwynne. I didn't have to wait long as
the glint and click of the magicians
uncannv hancinKs were soon observed
In the distance. In another minute
Rocdler was beside me.
"Stand in the shadow of the wall,"
he said. "In twenty minutes, jnore or
less, a dozen or fifteen gray-headed pun
dits will pass this way don't let them
see you. These fellows are supposed to
posress all the wisdom in Tibet, and it
Is highly important that you are unob
served by them. They will carry small
butter lamps and go in single file
when the last one has passed, follow
the procession."
"But what are you going to do?" I
"Ijeave you here alone trust you
won't miss me, and above all that you'll
'keep a grip on your nerve. Peter "
"You must mind what I say. You
must follow the crowd go where the
lamas go and above all, no matter
what you see, don't get panicky. When
you hear mc whistle you know the tune
It'll all be right."
I promised to do the best I could, and
Gwynne left mc alone.
It h?d all been so sudden, I couldn't
think of the things I wanted to ask
until after he was gone. As usual it
was cold at that hour, so I pulled up
the sheepskin collar of my Jacket and
waited for the pundits. Gwynne was a
mvsterv What was he driving at and
wfiv had he left mc? I hadn't the dim
mest idea. But there was nothing to
be done now but wait, watch and listen.
Then came the tramp of feet, the
weird chant of voices, and I shrank In
to smaller compass. Through the great
arch and down the rugged footway
came the pundits. The sound was
ominous. These men so foreign, so
vaguely human, what was their view
of life and its purposes? Yet they car
ried lamps and walked but whither?
When the last flickering flame had
passed, I followed. There was no dan
ger of being heard, for my feet were
swathed In sheepskin, and, with ordin
ary caution, I could not be discovered
In the darkness.
Down the rough and winding way
they led. until I saw by the reflected
lights of the lamps and the narrowing
ptrip of skv that we were threading a
tortuous cleft In the rocks with down
ward trend. Deeper, steeper, crookeder,
then one by one the lamps went out,
1 stumbled on in amazement to a sharp .
angle In the passage, when again I '
saw them twisting turning creeping I
slowly on, past huge projections, but
always downward.
Then there rose upon the air the
rushing sound which we had heard be
fore, and I stopped to listen. It was
nearer now and clearer a humming,
boiling rumbling that swept up from
the depths. I dared not wait, for tho
faint illumination ahead was all there
was to guide my feet. The glint on the
rock the shifting shadows below.
And now the stars were no longer
visible. The mountain had closed above
and we were following the narrow allev
of a cave, "but downward still. Then
the roof came closer, the walls nearer
together. I dared not linger, for the
turnings and twlstlngs of the passage
wero frequent and unexpected. Mean
while, the roaring continued to grow
louder as I advanced. But there was
no time to speculate upon Its cause.
It was all I could do to keep the lights
n sight.
Suddenly this tortuous gut came to an
end, and I seemed to be in a vast
cavern whose walls and roof were
jnytnical. Down the center streamed
the torch-lit procession like some Illum
inated serpent wriggling Its way
through the night. On ana ever down
ward crept this beaded monster into
the deDths. while the thunder roared
and echoed with deafening detonation
from the rocks above, below, and about
us. It was impossible to see whence It
came, but I was sure it was some
gigantic subterranean waterfall.
A cold wind swept past my face. I
teemed to be nearing something awful,
terrible. The darkness was growing
round me. for I could not keep up with
the procession, and In the vastness of
the cavern the lamps no longer guided
mv steps.
The side walls being farther off, there
were no great natural mirrors to reflect
the lantern's glow no friendly rocks
to hide me and I dared not venture
near. .. .
Then a dull-red ngnt was inrown
fr..m thi?,JSvr!V,mI?0 Another instant!
with a lurid glimmer. Another Instant
mvrisd snarks were dancing, leaping.
racing before my eyes, while the roar
of thunder filled mv ears. Bewildered
by this sudden change, I stopned.
A great river flowed upon 'Je right,
while Just bevond, from the bottomless
pit into which it plunged, there rose a
cloud of Illuminated soray to the cav
ern's roof. Spellbound, I watched this
wondrous sight. Then, as the smoking
torches crept away, the sparks faded
from the air, the cloud vanished, and
I was alone in the dark with the roar
of the cataract.
I dared not move. I had seen enough
to realize the dancer of doing so. I
knew It was the Tsanpo. and that a
fnlse step would plunge me Into Us
gruesome dep'hs and through caverns
which for hundreds of miles were un
exolored. Indeed, for more than 2tt
miles the river is lost. Many efforts
have been m?de by exploring parties
to solve the mvstery of Its course, but
without a'uftil. From the lamasery of
Tad-sa-fuh nothing is known of the
Tsanpo until it appears again as th
As I had no light, there was nothing
to do but wait quietlv where I was for
Gwynne or the pundits' return. I felt
sure that Roedler would look me up
before long, so I sat down upon a rock
ledge and llstenfd. I soon realized thnt
it would be useless to hope to hear his
whistle while the roar of the torrent
fluea my cars, and therefore groped mv
way cautiously in the opposite direc
n, "n'" sheltered by a projecting
wall, where the reverberation was less
intense. Here I sat down acaln. The
loneliness, the darkness, and rushing I
of the river, worked upon my nerves so
that I found it difficult to heed
Gwynne's injunction.
The sound of the chanting voices had
died away in the distance, and no glim
mer of light remained. I strained my
eyes. There was nothing but thick
blackness on every side, and the deaf
ening roar of the torrent. From time
to time strange voices seemed to rise
out of the depths, but when I directed
my attention to them the sound ceased.
But always It came from the same
place from out the black caldron
where the river lost itself.
Absurd that human beings could
have found their way to the bottom of
such a well, and live. I concluded that
It must be an echo that came up from
tho depth and went wandering through
the galleries the gurgling or regurgi
tation of the water imprisoned In
some rock-cleft beneath. Yet, every
time it happened I was startled, for I
could not quite make it tit the theory.
Once, twice, It took on the likeness of
music or I thoucht so.
I could not even guess the hour of
night, knowing as I did that the pass
age of time is misleading under such
conditions; but it seemed interminable.
I stood up walked udoui in a circle,
and sat down again, trying to lind
comfort in Gwypne's caution to keep
my nerve, but it was hard work.
It seemed as If I had been there for
hours when the voices in the pit grew
louder and unmistakably human. Star
tled, I sprang to my feet. The sound
of music, spasmodic and desultory mut
terings, had changed to that of panic
f hnmon nnnli frtirhtfnl terrlfvtnir.
deadiy- Nearer and still nearer came
the shrieks, the groans, tho yells of
Human squeals came out of the
blackness yet more like beasts than
men. They were running toward me,
these unknown dwellers of the cave.
The tramp of many feet proclaimed it.
Then came a shimmering light, fol
lowed by the torches of the pundits.
They were returning pell-mell at break
neck speed. I recognized them in an
instant. What had happened?
stcpplnK behind the rock projection. I
v-atched the onrlIsn of tnc lamas. It
was human stampede In which human
terror outstripped that of the beast.
Few of the torches were alight, many
having gone out in the wind. Cries of
alarm, moans of despair, filled the cav
ern passages like the breath of a
thousand madmen poured into some
gigantic trumpet. On on they sped.
It was impossible to guess the cause;
but I was thankful when they had
passed, leaving me once more alone in
the darkness.
Then out of the gloom a nebulous col
umn of light from the same direction.
Slowly it was advancing as It followed
the flyinir forms of the pundits. I did
not wonder if this apparition had been
the cause of the stampede, for an in
stant later I recognized the Ya-tl ghost.
The same flowing robes of white, the
same inscrutable face, the same ma
jestic height and form, the identical
thing that had brought back the yaks
from the vallev.
Shrinking still farther behind my
screen, I watched this marvelous object
as It came toward me. For the second
time I felt that Indescribable horror of
the supernatural, and sympathized with
the lamas. The very fact of their alarm
filled me with greater terror and made
me wish that I had joined them. But
it was too late now. I must stand my
ground and survive or perish. I must
take whatever came.
But the phantom moved more slowly
and less directly
Swavinir eentlv from .
side to side turning, bending, stooping
as if in search of some hiding lamaI
had ample time to nurse my tears and
realize that I should probably be dis
covered In another minute.
I crouched still lower to the wall, but
at that Instant the spirit of the Ya-ti 1
whistled, and I knew the tune.
Continuation of ThU Story Will
Be Found In Tomorrow'
Issue of The Times.
Turtle in His Bed
Proved Diverting
"Good time? Certainly; always do,"
said a Times square trequenter who
had returned from a vacation trip to a
rct-ort on the south shore of Long is
land. "Everybody conspired to see that
I was kept entertained; they always do
with a bachelor.
"One of the pleasant little attentions
they paid me was to deposit one even
ing a turtle about six inches long in
my bed. Now, it happened that I had
indulged In a baseball game that day.
There had been times when I could
play baseball all afternoon and then
take on a little tennis and go for a
walk, and such things, and not feel it.
But 1 am not so young as I was, -and,
after a session of bridge, when I went
up to bed I was sore all over and ex
ceedingly weary.
"There had been some hints that
something was going to happen to me,
and so when I slipped between tne
sheets and felt some sand I knew it
had come. I was too tired to remake
the bed, and so I slipped under the
sheets and lay on a blanket. Then I
had a long tussle to compose my over
wrought muscles and nerves. Finally,
I felt that sleep was coming and rolled
over to get into Just the right position.
As I stretched my feet full out of the
touched something at the foot of the
bed. I kicked, and there wa sa wild
scramble and knocking along the foot
board and wall.
"There was nothing to do but get
up and remove the visitor. When I
caught it I thought of putting it out
In the hall and letting it wander around
and put the Joke on some one eise, tor
the curtained doors were all open. But
there were some inoffensive old ladles
there, and I couldn't commit the crime
of scaring them to death. So I ' put
the visitor on the floor to sleep while I
slept. Ah, rio! That turtle had In
somnia. In a few seconds he was
knocking that shell of his against the
boards as he went around exploring
every part of the room for a way out.
That had to stop. I got up, found the
turtle under the dresser, forced out
the window screen, and dropped it on
to the piazza.
"What I didn't know then was that
that piazza had a tin roof and that
tf a iava 4M.n An Ifr 9Ksttif avarv
ten feet that would stop any turtle,
,, , th ,k,.i that Tn-tm
The sound of the shell on that met,al
was enough to make any scary woman
think a whole regiment of burglars was
coming up. I watted for a while for
the turtle to go to sleep, but he didn't
want sleep that way. So. finally, I got
out. hunted him down, and dronned him
on to the lawn. T thought the shock
mlTht be fatal, but next mornlnt h
was gone. About four hours later I
cot to sleep.
""h. yei I received plentv of nt
tontton while T wa nwav. Tiat wai
01'v one of the things." New York
Cleaning Wallpaper.
When the wallpaper becomes- solled
looklnp. try cleaning it in the following
way Dip a clean duster in dry pow
dered borax, and rub It ?.ll over the soil
ed parts. This method Is even more ef
fective than bread.
Removing Wine Stains.
Wine stains on table linen should he
1 covered Immediately with salt and af
terward wasned out in cold water.
Should nnv stain remain, lay over It a
paste made of lemon Juice and salt,
leave it till dry, and then wash out in
cold water.
Onion a Polisher.
Fresh cut onion is useful -for clean-
ln nml hrtchtenlncr n. c-llt rtlrtu
frame. Clean with water afterward.
Count von Bernstorff Returns From
Chelsea to Prepare for Voyage
German Ambassador Sails
Saturday to Join Family
Abroad. .
The German ambassador. Count von
Bernstorff, who has been spending some'
time In Chelsea visiting Mr. and Mrs.
Harris, has returned to Washington
for a few days before leaving for New
York, from where he sails Saturday for
Germany to Join his family.
Representative and Mrs. Ollle James
have returned to Washington from
Kentucky. They will remain in Chevy
Chase until Congress adjourns.
.- -Dr.
Merton Toogood and Mrs. Too
good left Washington today for Atlan
tic City.
Mr. and Mrs. Arthur D,
Addison en
at luncheon
tertalned a small party
yesterday at Bar Harbor.
- -Miss
Ulle Becomes Bride
Of Mr. Linton This Afternoon.
Miss Margaret Ulle, daughter of Will
iam Ulle, will be married to William
Chichester Linton this afternoon at 5:30
o'clock. The wedding ceremony, which
will be performed by the Rev. C. H.
Holmead, In St. Mark's Episcopal
Church, will be attended by a party of
relatives and Intimate friends.
The bride, who will be unattended,
will wear her traveling suit of navy
blue serge with a small hat of the same
shade. Immediately after the ceremony
they will leave for Boston by sea. "Upon
their return they will reside on Capitol
Miss Ulle has spent the summer
months at her father's country place
near Beltsville. Md.
Miss Margaret M. Killeen. accom
panied by her little niece. Miss Kath
erine Costello. has gone to New Bed
ford, Mass., for six weeks.
and Mrs. Mo ran
Going to Atlantic City.
Mr. and Mrs. Howard Moran will
leave tomorrow for Atlantic City, where
they will spend several weeks at tho
Chalfonte Hotel. Their children. Miss
Virginia Moran and Albert Moran, are
spending the summer In St. Mary
county, Md.
Mrs. Grace Duley Pickford and her
sister. Miss Helen Gladman, who spent
the last two months at their wiuntry
placo in Maryland, have lert for Block
Island, R. I. They will stop, en route,
in New York and Newport.
How to Prepare j
Cherry Sherbet!
For a cherry sherbet select your fruit.
If possible, and to one pound allow half
a pound of sugar and the Juice of three
lemons. Remove the stems and wash
the fruit Put It in a porcelain-lined
nan. add the lemon Juice and sugar.
'and let the sugar melt around the fruit.
taking care that it does not burn. In
about five minutes add a quart ot
water and as soon as th cherries are
soft enough crush them to a. pulp with
a wooden potato masher. Strain
through a bag or sieve, pressing as
hard as cossible to extract the Juice.
Freeze in the usual way for about three ,
hours. To prevent lumps from rorm
ing open the freezing can occasionally,
and scrape down the sides wit ha silver
i V-nlfe. mixing the sherbet that clings
to it with the rest Serve as soon as
it Is taken from the freezer.
Value of Tub Frocks.
With a couple of tub frocks the girl
with a moderate drc.-;s allowance will al
ways be well attired on summer morn
ings, and if these are kept strictly for
outdoor wear It Is astonishing how long
they ktep fresh, and they save the af
ternoon frocks immensely. A smarter
version of the cotton frock is in mer
cei Ized sateen foulards, which came in
dull pastell blues and grays made with
a . bolero top and hem of self-color,
which look exactly like silk foulards.
To Remove Gravy Spots.
When gravy has been spilled by some
hapless diner on your pet tablecloth, rub
the grease spot thoroughly with French
chalk on both sides of the cloth. Fola
the cloth and leave It alone until the
next time it Is needed. Lightly brush
off the chalk with a soft whisk, and,
presto! your cloth will be as spotless as
when freshly laundered.
How to Sweeten Jars.
To sweeten Jars and cans which have
contained tobacco, onions, or anything
else of strong odor, wash the article
clean, then fill It with ficsh garden
earth, cover it, and let It stand for
twenty-four hours. Then wash It and
dry it, and it will be quite oweet and
tit for use.
Preserving Brooms.
When, after much service, a broom
becomes shorter on one side than the
other, and the ends of the straws as
sharp as needles, dip it in hot water,
and trim It down quite evenly with the
shears. The result will be a broom as
serviceable as when new.
Cleaning White Coat.
To dry-clean a white coat lay the coat
on a table and cover it with a mixture
of powdered borax and French chalk
Leave It for half an hour or so, then
take a clean cloth and rub it well Jill
over. Let It lie twenty-four hours,
then shake and brush it well, when It
will probably look quite fresh.
How to Freshen Bread.
If you want to freshen stale bread, J
dip the loaf for a moment into milk
or cold water, and then place it in a
hot oven for a few minutes. This will
make It quite fresh again, and it will
be much more wholesome than new
Sunshine Healthy.
Sunshine is one of the best health
givers, so let it freely into your home.
People who are too careful of curtains
and carpets often exclude the sun and
let in sickness and sorrow.
Bleaching Muslin.
To bleach faded muslin allow a table
epoonful of chloride of lime to every
quart of water required. Stir the ar
ticle about in this water till all color
has disappeared, and then rinse it very
thoroughly in clear water.
Removing Oil Stains.
When making underclothes by ma
chine it sometimes happens that they
B-et oil-stained. The stains should be
taken out with ammonia before the gar
ments are sent to the laundry. ,
Removing Iodine.
"To remove stains from iodine on linen.
In It. Rub well, and the stain will I
Mr. and Mrs. C. H. Cragin
Entertained at Dinner
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Hartwell Cragin,
of Dumbarton avenue, who are spend
ing some time in JBretton Woods, N. H.,
were the guests in compliment to whom
Mr. and Mrs. Charles I. Cragin enter
tained at dinner last evening at the Mt.
Mrs. John A. Rodgers and R. P. Rod-
gers are the guests of Capt. William V.
Pratt. U. S. N., and Mrs. Pratt at their
cottage at Newport. R. I.
and Mrs. J. M. Brown are among
those from Washington stopping at the
Curtis Hotel, Lenox, Mass.
Paymaster Merriam of Navy
Joins Wife at York Harbor.
Paymaster John M. Merriam, U. S. N.,
has Joined Mrs. Merriam at York Har
bor, where she is spending the summer
with her mother, Mrs. Wallach.
Df. and Mrs. Charles C. Marbury
have gone to East Boothbay, Me., where
they will stay until the first of Sep
tember. -.J.Mrs.
B. H. Warner, who has been
Spending a portion of the summer at
Warham. the AV'arner country place,
has Joined Mr. Warner In Atlantic City
for the remainder of the season.
Mrs. Robert I. Fleming has arrived in
Atlantic City and Is stopping at the
Mahborough-Blenheim Hotel.
Mr. and Mrs. E. Ii. Brooks are spend
ing a few days in Old Point Comfort.
Mr. and Mrs. Edward Burrough have
as their guests at their cottage at
North Beach, Md., Mr. and Mrs. J. L.
Perrlr, Miss Gertrude Conway, and Mr.
and Mrs. St. George.
Miss Bowers to Wed
William W. Bolls.
Miss Dessie M. Bowers, daughter of
Mrs. Nancy K. Bowers, will be married
to William W. Bolls today at 5 o'clock.
The wedding ceremony, which will bo
performed by the Rev. E. T. Mowbray,
of the Assembly Church, In the apart
ment of the bride's mother in the New
Berne, will be attended by a small
party of relatives.
There will be no attendants, and im
mediately after the ceremony Mr. Bolls
andJiis bride will leave Washington
J for a trip. Upon their return they will
t ill iiuiuc uiiei utiuuci i ai uiu .ew
Miss Margaret Forbes left Washing
ton today for Block Island, where she
will intn "MU npprs. 1ro of WflShlny-
1 ton, for several weeks. i
Question Box
Tlmns Inquiry Department:
Will sou kindly publish In your paper a
good recipe for grape Juice, and oblige,
This Is a very good receipt for grape
Juice: Stem six quarts of grapes and
put them over the fire with one quart
of water; bring slowly to a boll and
strain. Return the Juice to the Are,
bring again to the boil, bottle and seal,
while scalding hot.
Times Inquiry Department:
rieae lt me know how I can rent a
postotTlce box here and whr.t are the charse
per month. Thanklne you in advance. I am,
Yourn truly, ROSE W.
Apply to the City Postofflce, the box
department. The charges are two,
three, and four dollars a month.
Times Inquiry Department:
How is the name Beattle pronounced cor
rectly? Be attle. or Beat tie? Thanking; you
In advance, I remain,
Beattie Is pronounced like the proper
name Betty.
Times Inquiry Department:
Please gle me a good remedy for making
a pink tint to the face, and oblige. MAY.
If you are very pale, try exercising
in the open air at least a half hour
every day. If possible, a few weeks at
the seashore would put color Into your
Times. Inquiry Department:
riease be to kind as to advise me re
garding having my hair cut. My hair Is
very stubborn, and I haveS much trouble In
combing it. I part it on the left side and
comb It backward. I always have it cut
short. Is this proper, or should I let It
grow long on top? Yours very truly,
I am very sorry that I can't help you
in your perplexities, but I can suggest
your going to a very good barber and
asking, his opinion. He will surely give
you professional advice as to the proper
way of arranging your hair.
Times Inquiry Department:
Will you pase tell me through your val
uable paper wnal will remove grease spots
from the wall paper, and oblige.
Cold water, ammonia, and soap will
take out grease spots on your wall
Times Inquiry Department:
Can you tell me what la the meaning of
the letters G. O. P.? CURIOUS.
The letters G. O. P. mean "Govern
ment of the people." There is also
a slang meaning attached to It; that
Is, "Get out and push."
Times Inquiry Department:
.Will you kindly give me the address of
some good fortune teller, as I am very
anxious to consult one, and oblige,
B. M. G.
If you send a self-addressed stamp
ed envelope I can give you the ad
dresses of some fortune tellers, or
you can And some in the classifled cgl
ulmns of any newspaper.
Times Inquiry Depaitment:
Will vou please decide for me which of
the two cities has the largest colored pop
ulation, Washingtn or Baltimore, and oblige,
The colored population of Wash
ington for 1911 will not be available
before October, but the census for
1900 gives the population as 79,258.
Baltimore has a colored population of
Times Inquiry Department:
Kindly inform me through The Times news
paper how I can procure "a copy of the.
"Brown" " civil service book, and I will
greatly appreciate It. Very truly yours.
A. X. M.
According to the Civil Service lnfor
nation department, they have no book j
ef that title, and never beard of It.
Austrian Ambassador and
Wife at Lenox for
Long Stay.
The Austro-Hungarlan Ambassador
and Baroness Hcngelmuller, who spent
the early part of the season at Bar
Harbor, Me., have taken the Bourne
villa at Lenox and will remain there
throughout October.
The Swiss minister, ' Dr. Paul Rltto:
who spent the last few days In Nc
York, returned to Washington yeste.
The first secretary of the legatloi
Henri Martin, has gone to Newport fo
the remainder of tho season.
- -Miss
Morrow and Miss Katherine Mor
row art spending tome time at the
Hotel Chalfonte, Atlantic City.
Mr. and Mrs. James Lansburgh have
returned to their home in Washington
I rrori1 a trip to Maine, and a visit to
their daughters at Tripp Lake Camp.
Mis- Carrie Loeb has left her home
In Washington to Join Miss Maud Fell
helmcr and Miss Camllle Fellhelmer at
Berkley Springs, W. Va.
Miss Jeanette Loeb, Miss Marlon Loeb,
Miss Mat Steerman, and Louis Steer
tnan leavo Washington today to spend
s-vvrnl weeks at Colton's, on the lower
and Mrs. Julius Peyser and son.
Philip Peyser, have returaed to their
heme in Washington fro.n a stay of
beveral weeks in Atlantic City.
Miss Margaret Heyn was the guest of
Mrs. Harry France for n fow days, en
route to her home In Toledo, Ohio.
Miss Sarah Kocnigsberger and Miss
Margaret Kaufman are spending a fort
night at Brownsville. Md.
and Mis. Ben Wollberg, formerly
of Monroe street, are now located at
the Stafford.
Simon Lyon has Joined Mrs. Logan In
Mls" Fmilie Hlilman has joined Mrs.
It. Harris and Miss Lillian Harris at
Blue Mountain House, Blue Mountain.
Md., to spend the remainder of tho
month of August.
and Mrs. Harry Hahn ar. spend
ing several weeks in the Alleghenies.
Mrs. A. I.lchtensteln. Miss Maud Lltch
tenstcln. and Miss Juliet Litchcnsteln
leave Washington today to spend the
remainder of August in Atlantic City.
M Sanger has left Washington for a
trip to Boston by sea.
Here Is a Way To
Protect Petticoats
To protect the ruffles of petticoats
from the inevitable wear and tear bind
the edge of the outer ruffle with rick
rack braid and the dust ruffle with tat
ting braid, which is coarser. Not only
will the lace and lawn be protected
from harm, but the appearance of the
ruffle itself will be Improved.
This is a little hint given me by a
notable German housekeeper, who also
embroiders beautifully, and If you had
seen, as I did, the beautiful petticoats
which she assured me were years old
you would hasten now as I did also to
purchase at the nearest embroidery or
notion shop a sufficient supply of brala
of the proper width.
Recipe for Ma"king
Hot Fruit Salad
Melt two heaping tablespoonfuls of
butter in a small saucepan; add four
heaping tablespoonfuls of sngar, a quar
ter of a cupful of water and a quarter
of a cupful of strained lemor Juice;
then add two and a half cupfuls of
mixed fruit, sliced bananas, stoned
cherries, spiced apples In rings, diced
flgs, and halved and seeded grapes.
When hot, serve with whipped cream,
sweetened and flavored with one tea
spoonful of lemon extract,
t ,
Silk Hairpins.
SflW.ri-iVor.l halpnfne n.- i... I
and have the great advantage of no"t
slipping out of the hair. They are made
in eight shades gray, auburn, two
shades of golden and four shades of
Tying Jam Pot Covers.
When covering jam pots with parch
ment, wet the string as well as the
paper, it will then not slip In tying, and
by shrinking afterward it will gain ex
tra tightness.
Prevents Fading.
To set delicate colors In embroidered
handkerchiefs, soak them before wash
ing for ten minutes in a pail of water.
In which a dessertspoonful of turpentine
has been stirred.
Whitening Doorstep.
To whiten a doorstep mix a little
quicklime with half a pint of skim
milk. Having first washed the door
step, paint It over with this mixture;
the rain will not wash It off.
Washing Oilcloth.
Very little water should be used, as
it is apt to soak through the cloth and
rot It. Use a flannel well wrung out,
and wipe the floor until it is as dry as
you can sat it
Salt Prevents Moths.
Coarse salt sprinkled occasionally on
the floor before sweeping is said to be
a good preventive of moths.
Damp Cupboards.
If any of your cupboards are damp,
try placing a Jar of unslaked lime in
them. The lime absorbs the dampness
and keeps the air dry and pure. But re
member that it should be renewed fairly
ofttn, as it quickly loses its power.
Keep Baby Healthy in Summer
It if easier to keep some children in health in winter than in summer. And
yet it is very important that the child should be strong and well during the
hot weather. In the first place, a very little ill is liable to develop into a
T5SW large one in summer because of the germs in
TUTO lATmwrmTTte milk, water, and many kinds of food. You
csvwv should be especially careful not to allow
SYJKUJP JPEPSIN your children to become irregular in their
stools during the heated term. The best relief you can give it, and the
surest permanent cure, is Dr. Caldwell's Syrup Pepsin, the guaranteed
laxative-tonic. Ilf is exactly suited to the needs of children because it is
gentle and mild in action, absolutely pure and free from narcotics, pleasant
to take, and yet does its work promptly and efficiently. Thousands of
mothers keei it constantly in the house aeatnst emergencies, and as a bottle
THosts only 50 cents or $1.00, and can be
gist, no family should be without it. If you are one who has never tried
Dr. Caldwell's Syrup Pepsin and would like to do so before buying it in the
regular way, you can obtain a FREE BOTTLE by Rending your address to
DR. W. B. CALDWELL, 400 Caldwell Bldg., Monticello, 111.
The Sandman's Stories
ELL, well, where have you
Mister Fox was sitting
In front of the House on
the Hill when, in the distance, he saw
jacK KaDDit coming slowly up the rise.
and going down to meet him Mister Fox
addressed him as above.
"I have been on a vacation," said
Jack Rabbit, "and I am all tired out. I
never worked so hard to get rested in
my life and I guess I overdid it, either
the work or the resting, for I feel as if
I ought to go to bed and stay for a
jack Rabbit had not been to call on
fl ... -,? . . 7 - . Z . .
......:i i-uA ior two weeKs, ana nc nail
: -.. t . "um,CICU wiitti iwu nil' -
peneu to ills young pupil, and on one
aiternoon he had walked almost down
to Jack Rabbit's burrow to see if he
might not be 111, but by chance he had
met Gray Squirrel and he had told Mis
ter Fox that some days before he had
seen Jack Rabbit with a parcel done up
in leaves In one hand and a cane In the
other, and that he was sure that he had
gone away to some summer resort.
"Summer resort?" said Mister Fox
to Gray Squirrel. "What belter sum
mer resort could he ask for than this
quiet, cool spot, with the shady trees,
cool brook and green grasses. I'll
warrant he will be glad to get home."
And now that he had come back
Mister Fox was anxious to hear what
he had to say of his experiences. "I
never had a vacation, vou know," he '
said to Jack Rabbit, "so your story !
of what and whom you saw and how '
you managed to pass tne time will be
of very great Interest to me."
"I hate to recall It all." said Jack
Rabbit, "for It means monev wasted
and only trouble and discomfort
gained. However, I will begin at the
beginning. The last time I was here
I knew that I was going to take the
trip; but I said nothing about It. for
I feared that you would disapprove
of It. and I had set my heart on going
and did not want to be disappointed.
In a scrap of paper which I picked up
In the wood after a picnic party had
left I saw this advertisement:
An Ideal spot for a vacation. A
specialty is made of fresh green
"I have seen that same kind of an
advertisement." said Mister Fox, "and
they certainly do read- well to a --ege-tarian."
"The minute I read It." continued
Jack Rabbit. "I determined that I
would go there for a week or two and
that was where I made a mistake. I
Water Once Used
As Test of Guilt
Throwing people Into the water to let
It determine their Innocence or guilt
was widely In use in the seventeenth
and eighteenth centuries. A synod of
West Prussia forbade Its use in 1745.
Sporadic cases, however, occurred dur
ing the whole of the nineteenth century-Prof.
E. P. Evans wrote in 1SS5 of Its
use In Dalmatla, where In some dis
tricts It was still customary to throw all
the women into the water on a specified
day to see whether they would sink ot
A rope was attached to each In order
to save from drowning those who proved
their Innocence by sinking, while those
believed to be guilty because they float
ed were also rescued and made to prom
ise to forsake their evil ways on pain
of being stoned.
A traveler has described a modern
rurvl-al of the ordeal used in detecting
thieves in southern. Russia, says th
Dietetic and Hygienic Gazette. All the
servants of the household wnere tnc
rnhherv occurred were assembled and
as many balls of bread were made a
there were suspected persons.
A sorceress then addressed each one
nt the number, saving that the particu
lar ball of bread which she held in her t
hand would sink or swim as the party
addressed was guilty or innocent, tone
then flung It into" the water.
Boiling water was used in ordeals by
the Persians and It Is referred to In
the Avesta. It contained both the
sacred elements, water and fire, sug
gesting the deluge past and the fiery
doom of the future. In the simplest
rm nf ?tl lint Wfltr frpflt the hll?
arm was plunged to the wrist in trivial
cases, and to the elbow in more serious
trials, usually to bring out rings or
coins thrown therein.
In Tibet pJaintilT and defendant set
tle their caujo Judicially by plunging
their arms into boiling water contain
ing a black and a white stone, when
he who brings up the whlto stone wins
the verdict. A King of the Goths in
the seventh century, with the sanc
tion of the council of Toledo, recom
mended the boiling test for crime. New
Tork Sun.
Popular Colors.
While blue Is undoubtedly highly fa
vored this season, there are two other
colors which are making a bold bid for
popularity. One is what may be called
an early Victorian red, the other is a
kind of mustard yeIow. Neither
sounds attractive, but In effect they are
singularly becoming when worn by the
right people and make most success
ful, splashes of color.
Glass Stoppers.
To loosen a glass stopper in a bottle,
put one or two drops of sweet oil round
the stopper, and place It a little distance
from the fire. When the bottle is quite
warm, strike the stopper with a stick
with a cloth wrapped tightly round it,
first on one side and then on the other.
This will loosen even :he moat obsti
nate stopper.
Lamp Chimneys.
After washing lamp chimneys, try pol
ishing with dry salt. This gives the
glass a briliant shine, and prevents It
from cracktng.
Cleaning Knife Handles.
Half a lemon dipped in salt and rubbed
on discolored Ivory' knife handles will
restore them to their original whiteness.
conveniently obtained of any drug
should have staved at home and en-
Joyed the advertisement Instead of
going to Willow Dell to find that
there wasn't a willow within ten
miles, and that the fresh green veg
etables were nothing that a rabbit
ought to eat unless he was starving:."
"Why did they call it Willow Dell?
asked Mister Fox.
"I didn't really find out," said Jack
RU.lit. 'but I think I jrot a clua to
it from a neighboring; farmer, whom I
heard talking about 'the Odcli place
meaning the farm where I was stop
ping, and I suppose that some mem- .
b&r of the family was named William;
n.d happening to call him Will for
nort they coined the name of Will
Jdell, and when they came to adver
tise they called the farm after this
u-mber of the family.
"The burrow I had wasn't biff
r.ougn for a small kitten, ;ml If I
.vent in head first I had to back out,
n order to get air enough to Veathe
had to back in and consequently my
ur was all ruffled up and I was most
nr resentable a ?ood deal of the time.
"The dandelions and the cabbages
and the lettuce were the toughest I
-" W.V .v.v.1... ..t, fcMtT H'Mfc
ever ate. or rather tried to eat. I got
1 bo nungry mat i went over to a
neighboring farm where theydld not
taKe ooaraers, ana got two godu meals
out of the cabbage patch tnere. And
all that I had for a lignt at night waa
one firefly, and two nights that I was
there it rained and the frefly didn't
give a bit of light. I surely wished
that I was home In my own burrow.''
"Was the place expensive?" asked
Mr. Fox.
"I am ashamed to tell yon what It
cost me." said Jack Rabbltt. "bui suf
fice it to say that the cost of the trip
and the bill for board would have gone
a long way toward refurnishing my
tocr Two GOOD
"Well," said Mr. Fox, "33 I said, I
have never had a vacation, and when
ever I have a temptation to go away
to some unknown and untried place T
take a look around my cave, see now
comfortable I am, and wonder if It
would add any to my peace and pleas
ure to pay money for .something not
half as good."
"The best thing I saw on zny vaca
tion was my own burrow," said Jack
Rabbit, "and I was mighty giad to get
back to It."
"It Is very much as the Scotchman
said," replied Mr. Fox, " 'East, west,
home's best,' only the Scotchman didn't
know how to spell home."
Tomorrow's Story: "Griselda and Her
Sardine Sandwiches
Are Simple and Good
One small box of sardines, tfiree hard
boiled egg3, one teaspoonful of lemon
juice and thin bread and butter. Drain
sardines on blotting paper, then skin
and pick out the bones. Finely chop
the eggs. Add .sardines and lemon Juice
and pound into a smooth paste. Cut
thin slices of bread and butter, cut off
the crust, spread on the paste, and cut
into neat sandwiches. Arrange on dish
and garnish, with parsley.
Ice Will Quickly
Take Grease From Soup
Grease may be easily and thoroughly
skimmed from soup if a piece of Ice be
used in tho operation. The grease hard
ens as scon as It comes in contact with
t!ie ic-s and adheres to it long enough
to be slipped into the waiting saucer.
When making broths for immediate
use this method is found to be of great
Pretty Collars.
High lace and net collars are, hi
many instances encircled by a band of
very narrow black velvet, finished In
the front with a rose of satin, from
which a few green stems and tiny buds
extend down the front of the corsage.
How to Clean Bronze.
To clean bronze, brush out all dust,
then rub well with a flannel slightly
moistened with sweet oil. Use as little
oil as possible, then polish well with
a soft duster.
Cutting Bread.
Before cutting new bread, try dipping
the knife into a jar of hot watr. I"n
this way the thinnest slices of bread
may be cut from a new loaf without
any trouble.
Cuticura Soap
And Cuticura Ointnient
These pure, sweet and gen
tle emollients have no rivals
for summer rashes, itchings,
chafmgs, sunburn, bites and
stings, as well as for every
day use in preserving, puri
fying and beautifying the
skin and hair of infants,
children and adults.
Although Cuticura Soap and Ointment are
sold by druggists and dealers everywhere, a
liberal sample of each, with 32-page booklet
on the skin, will be sent, post-free, on appli
cation to "Cuticura," Dept. P, Bocttc
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