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Washington Times Home Page, Tuesday, August '29, 19 11 THE TIMES DAILY SERIAL STORY The Grand Babylon Hotel , By E. A. BENNET1 (Copyright, The Frank A. Munsey Company.) The strange goings on In a bis London hostelry, which changes hands In rapid transit fashion, characteristic or the American millionaire who comes Into possession of tt and its mysteries. ' Synopsis of Preceding Chapters. Unable to set dinner ordered. Theo dore Racksole. American millionaire, buya the Grand Babylon Hotel, London. Nella, hli daughter, meets Reginald Llm mock. an agent of Prince Arlbert, In line "for Grand Duke of Pusen. whom she ha a known In Kunla. Racksole discovers Jules, the headwater, leaving Nella'a room at 3 o'clock In the morning, lie forcei an entrance to the rootruaml finds Dlmmock. who explains he.- has changed uites with Nella because a 'rock was hurled through- her lndow. Miss Spencer, housekeeper at the hotel, anlshos mys teriously. Nella takes her place, and rec ognizes a strange guest as Prince Albert, whom she had met In Paris. He bcgv her to keep his Identity secret. They lunch together In her father's suite, anU during the luncheon, Racksole enter with the body of DImraock. who has full-n on the lawn. The police find a mystery In his death. CHAPTElPvi. i In the Gold Room. I j N the Grand Babylon a great ball I was given that night in the Goia IX Room, a huge salon attached to the' hotel, though scarcely part of it, 'and certainly less exclusive than the 'hotel Itself. Theodore Racksole knew nothing of the affair, except that It was an entei- liainment offered by a ilr. and Airs. .Sampson Levi to their friends. I Who Mr. and Mrs. Sampson Levi wele I he did not know, -ior could anyone tell Ihlm anything about them, except that Sampson Levi was a prominent mem ber of that part of the stock exchange ' familiarly called the Kaftlr circus, .that his wife was a stout lady witn an aquiline nose and many diamonds, and that U107 were very rich and very hospitable. Theodore RaclcEo'e did not want a I ball In his hotel that evening, and just before dinner he almost had a mind to 1 Issue a decree that the gold room was' to be closed and tr.e ball foi bidden, and Air. and Mrs. Sampson Levi might nam the amount of damages suffered by them. His reasons for such a course weie threefold: First, he felt depressed anl uneasy, second, he didn't like the name Sampson Levi. and. tliird. he had a de sire to show these so-called plutocrats that their wealth was nothing to him, that they couldn't do what they chose mm iiicuuuio xitiuKS'ue, unu uiui ior two pins Theodore Ra:kso.e, would buy them up and tho whole Kaffir Clicus Xo boot. But something warned him that, i though such a high-handed proceeding might be tolerated in America, that land .of freedom. It would not be tol erated In England. He felt instinctively that in England there are things you can't do, and that this particular thing was one of them. So the ball went forward, and neither Mr. nor Mrs. Sampson Levi had even the least suspicion what a narrow es cape they had pad of looking foolish In the eyes of the thousand or so guests 1 Invited by them to the Gold Room of the Grand Babylon that evening. . The Gold Room of the Grand Babylon .was built for a ballroom. A balcony, supported by arches faced with gilt and lapis lazuli, ran around It. and from this vantage men and maidens and chaperons who could not or would not dance might survey the scene. Everyone knew this, and most people took advantage of it. What everyone did not know, what no one knew, was that, higher up than the balcony, there was a little barred window in the vim wall, from which the hotel authorities might keep a watchful eye not only on the dancers, but on the occupants of 1 the balcony Itself. It may seem incredible to the up initiated that the guests at any social gathering held in so gorgeous and re nowned an apartment as tne Gold Koom of the Grand Babylon should need the observation of a watchful eye. Yet so It was. Strange matters and unexpected faces had been descried from that little win dow, and more than one European de tective had kept vigil there with the most eminently satisfactory results " At 11 o'clock Theodore Itackso.e, af flicted by vexation of spirit, found him self gazing Idly through the little barred 1 .l.a... . window, Nella was with him. Together they had been wandering about the corridors of the hotel, still strange to them both.f and it was quite by accident that they had lighted upon the small room whlcn ' had a surreptitious view of Mr. and Mrs. Sampson Levi's ball. Except for the light from the chande lier of the ballroom, the little cubicle was in darkness Nella. was looking through the window, her father stood behind. "I wonder which is Mrs. Sampson 1 Levi," Nella said, "and whether she matches her name. Wouldn't you love to have a name like that, father something that people could take bold 01, instead or Racksole? The Bound of violins and a confused t murmur of voices rose gently up to them. "Umph!" said Theodore. "Curse those evening papers!" he added, lnconse quently but with sincerity. "Father, you're very horrid tonight. I What have the evening papers been doing?" "Well, my young madam, they've got 1 roe In for one and you for another, and , they're manufacturing mysteries like I fun. It's young Dlmmock's death that , has started 'em." "Well, father, you surely didn't ex- , pect to keep yourself out of the papers. Besides, as regards newspapers, you ought to be glad you aren't In New York. Just fancy what the dear old Herald would have made out of a little transaction like yours of last night." , "That's true," assented Racksole. I "But it'll be all over New York tomor row morning, all the same. The worst I of it Is that Babylon has gone off to I Switzerland." I "Why?" 1 "Don't know. Sudden fancy. I guess, for his native heath." "What difference does that make to 1 T0U" "None. Onlv I feel sort of lonesome. I feel I want some one to lean up against In running this hotel." 1 "Father, if you have that feeling, you I roust be getting ill." "yes." he sighed, "I admit its un usual with me. But pernaps you haven't grasped the fact, Nella. that we're in the middle of a rather queer business." "You mean about poor Mr. Dim mock'" "Partly Dlmmock and partly other things. First of all. that Miss Spencer, I or whatever her wretched name was, mvsterlnusly disappears. Then there I was the stone thrown Into your ream. "Then I caught that rascal Jules con I spiring with Dlmmock at S o'clock in the morning. Then your precious Prince 1 Arihert arrives without any suite which I believe Is a most peculiar and wicked thing for a prince to do, and, moreover, ' I find mr daughtsr on very intimate terms with the said prince: then young 1 Dlmmock goes and dies, and there Is to be an Inquest: then Prince Eugen and , his suite, who were exrected here for dinner, fall to turn up at all "Prince Eugen has not come? "He has not, and Uncle Arlbert Is in a deuce of a stew about htm and tele graphing all over Europe. Altogether, things are working up pretty lively." "Do you really think, dad. there was anything betweeh Jules -and poor Mr. Dlmmock?" "Think! r know! I tell you I saw that scamp give DimmocK a wink last , night at dinner that might have meant ' -well!" "So you caught that wink, did "you. dad?" "Why? Did your "Of course. I was going to tell you about It." 1 The millionaire grunted. "Look here, father," Nella whispered suddenly, pointing to the balcony im mediately below them, 'Who's that!", She indicated a man with a bald paten on the buck of nls head who nas prop ping himself up against tne tuning o. the balcony, and gazing calmly Into the ballroom. " ell? Who is it?" "ltn't it Jules?-' "Gemini! By the beard of Ihe prophet, it is!" "Perhaps Mr. Jules is a guest of MrB. Sampson Levi." "Guest or no guest, he goes out of this hotel, even if 1 have t'j throw hi;ii out mjt-elf." Theudoic Racksole disappeaied with out another word, and ella followed him. But when the mllllonaiie arrived on the balcony floor he could sec norning of Jules, neither theie nor In the ball room Itself. Saying no word aloud, but quietly whispering wicked expletives, he search ed everywhere in vain, and then at last, by tort'Jout, stairways and cor-, tldors, returned to his original post of observation, that he might survey tho place anew from that vantage .ground. To his surprise he found a man in tho dark little room watching the scene of the ball as Intently as he himself ,naa Hearing footsteps the man turned with a start. It was Juics. . Thf two exchanged glances in tne holt llr-lt sit- a flATnnd. "Good evening. Mr. Racksole." said Jules calmly. "I must apologize for be ins here ' Force of habit, I s.ippose," said Theodoie Rackeole. dryly. "Just so, sir." ..,. "I fancied I had forbidden you to ro inter this hotel?" "I thought jour order applied only to my professional capacity. I am heie, tonight as the gutst of Mr. and Mrs. Sampson Levi." in your new role of man about town, eh?" "Exactly." "But I don't all-w men about town up here, mv friend " "For being here I have already apolo gized." "Thpn. havlnu anoloclzed. you had better depart; that is my disinterested advice to you. "Good night, sir. ' "And I sav. Mr. Jules. If Mr. and Mrs. Sampson Levi or any other Hebrews or phriti.nt, nimulrl niraln invite you to my Hotel, OU will onllge me uy ueciuuu& the invitation- You'll find that will 00 tne safest course for you. "Good night, sir." Before midnight struck, Theodore Racksole had ascertained that the In vitation list of Mr. and Mrs. Sampson Levi, though a somewhat lengthy one, contained no reference to any such person as Jules. He sat up very late. To be precise, he sat up all night. He was a man who, by dint of training, could comfortably dispense with sleep when he felt so iuclined, or when circumstances made such a course advisable. He walked to and fro In his room, and cogitated as few people besides Theodore Racksole could cogitate. At 6 a. m. he took a stroll round the business part of his premisos, and watched the supplies come In from Covent Garden, from Smlthfleld. from Billingsgate, and from other strange places. He found the proceedings of the kitchen department quite Interesting, and made mental notes of things that he would have altered. At 7 a. m. he happened to bo stand ing near the luggage lift, and wit nessed the descent of vast quantities of luggage, and Its disappearance Into a van. "Whose luggage Is that?" he inquir ed peremptorily. The luggage clerk, with an aggriev ed expression, explained to him that it was the luggage of nobody In par ticular, that It belonged to various guests, and was bound for various destinations, that It was. In fact, "ex pressed" luggage dispatched In ad vance, and that a similar quantity of it left the hotel every morning about that hour. Theodore Racksole walked away, and breakfasted upon one cup of tea and half a slice of toast, A 1fl n-.ln.l ia n-oo In1 At 10 o'clock he was informed that the inspector of police desired to see him. The Inspector had come, he said, to superintend the removal of the body of Reginald Dlmmock to the mortu ary adjoining the place of Inquest, and a suitable vehicle waited at the back entrance of the hotel. The lnsnector had also brought sub poenas for himself and Prince Aribert of Posen and the commissionaire to attend i the Inquest. I thougnt Mr. LiimmocK s remains were removed last night," .said Rack solo wearily. "No, idr. The fact is. the van was engaged for another lob." The Inspector gave the least hint of a euate'cl. told him curtlv to go and per nrnfesslonal sml e. ana nacKsoie. am- form his duties. In a few minutes a message .camo from the Inspector requesting Mr. Rack sole to be good enough to come to him on the first floor. Racksole went. In the ante-chamber where the body of Reginald Dlmmock had originally been placed were the In spector and Prince Arlbert and two po licemen. "Well" said Racksole. after he and the prince had exchanged bows. Thon he saw a coffin laid across two chairs. "I see a coffin has been obtained," he remarked "Quito right." He approached It. "It's empty," he observed unthlnk-inflj-. . "Just so," said the inspector. "The body of the deceased has disappeared. And his serene hlchness Prince Aribert .Informs me that though he has occupied a room immediately opposite, on mo other side of the corridor, he can throw no light on the affair." "Indeed I cannot." said the Prince, and, though he spoke with sufficient calmness and dignity, vou could e that he was deeply pained, even dis tressed. Continuation of This Siorr Will Be Found In Tomorrovr'aj Inane of The Times. One Way to Prepare Excellent Gherkins To make gherkins, wipe four quarts small unripe cucumbers. Put In a Jar and add one cup salt, dissolved In two quartern boiling water and let stand three Hays. Drain cucumbers from brine, bring brine to' the boiling point, pour over cucumbers, cover, and again let stand three days: repeat. Drain, wipe cucumbers, and pour over one gal lon boiling water In which one table spoon alum has been dissolved. Let stand six hours, then drain from alum water. Cook cucumbers." ten minutes, a few at a time. In one-fourth of the following mixture. Strain the remaining three fourths over the cucumbers, which have been' put In a stone Jar For the mix ture: Mix line gallon vinegar, four red. peppers, two Micks cinnamon, two ta blespoons allspice berries, and two ta blespoons cloves: bring to the boiling point and let simmer ten minutes. Melon Serving With Rind Off Is New Fad To facilitate the eating of melon many hostesses have it removed from the rind. Cantaloupe Is scooped from its shell with a spoon in pieces of a convenient l?e. Watermclo- :s cut In dice an Inch to two inches square and as manv of the seeds as possible are removed. Melon should be thoroughly chilled I peiore it is sent to tne taoie, Ambassador And In New (York Awaiting Hcur of Embarking Tomorrow. Tho Austro-Hungarian Ambassador and Baroness Hengelmuller nnd their small aaughter, Baroness Mila Hengel muller. will tall from New York to morrow on the Kalstrln Auguite Vic toria, to spend the autumn abroad. They are now at the St. Regis for .1 day "or two, having Jun anlvcd in New York from Bur Hurbor, where they f-pent th.- srmmcr. - Miss Parker Departs for Maine. Miss Ruth Parker, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Myron M. Parker, has left for Mnlne, where she will be a member of a series of house parties. Mme. Calderon, wife of the minister j of Bolivia, will return to Washington 1 Saturday from New York, where she has been spending the last several weeks visiting re'atlves. Francis B. Poe. who spent tliq early part of the season m the North Shore, and who teturned" to Washing ton for 11 short time aiiy in August, has returned to Maine for the rest of the summer. Miss Ruth Harvcycutter is making a series of visits In Philadelphia. New York and Atlantic City. She will be the guest of Miss Sarah Harper, while in i'niiaaiipiiia, anu win juiii uer uium- , er, Austin Harveycuttcr, in Atlantic City Tor a few days. Mrs. Loring and Daughter In Adirondacks. Mrs. Loring, wife of Dr. Francis B, Loring, of K streot, accompanied by their daughter. Miss Lydia Loring, Is spending tome time at Paul Smith's In the Adirondacks. Miss Loring Is visiting at Bay Head, N. J. Brig. Gen.' George F. Elliott. V S. M. C. and Mrs. Elliott are now In Canada. They will return to Washington in Oc- toDer ana open tneir apartment in tne Toronto. Capt. John H. Glubons, U. S. N.. su perintendent of the Naval Academy at Annapolis, and Sirs, uibbons, are spend ing the summer at their place at Lo cust, N. J. Mrs Richard S. Ely is with them. -..- Mrs. Samuel F. Emmons and her daughter. Miss Caroline Ogdcn Jones, are now In Paris. They will return to Washington the latter part of Septem ber. -$- Dr. and Mrs. Henry R. Elliott and the Misses Elliott, who have been spending some time at Rehoboth Beach, Del., will return to Washington Friday and open their apartment in the Maury. Mrs. Emory and Miss Emory Return. Mrs. Campbell Emory, of Church street, and Miss Elizabeth Emorj. who sptnt several weeks in Atlantic City, have returned to .Washington. MHs Clara Emory, who is now in Paris, will Join her mother and sister In October. Dr. Mlddlfton S. Elliott. U. S. N.. 4s now at the Philadelphia navy ard, where lie was recentlv ordered to duty. Mrs. Elliott Is spending the summer on the North Shore William C. Marrow has returned to Narragansett Pier where he is spend ing the summer after a brief visit to Bar Harbor. Everybody's Question Box Answers to Queries Times Inquiry Department: Will you pleane tell me how I can reduce the hlpf? I would be very grateful for an early answer. AMBITIOUS The following exercise will reduce the hips in a very short time: Lie extended on the floor, supporting yourself by one hand while the other Is placed on the hip. While holding this position raise the body gradually from the floor until the whole body Is bupported by the hand and feet. It is comparatively easy to get the body from the floor, as far as the knees, but to bring It up to the full extent Is not easy at first. It should be tried on one side and then on the other. Times Inquiry Department: la there any way to restore to usefulness a lady's gossamer? It lioks like new, is very light In weight, but It has become us ittfl as a board. Yours respectfully, D. R. According to the Goodyear Rubber Company, your gossamer is practically useless, and nothing can bo done with Times Inquiry Department: I have a black Milan straw hat which has become rusty looking Will you please tell me through the Inquiry Column what I can use to make It a good black Thanking you for any Information jou may have. I am. A CONSTANT READER. Try using common black shoe polish, or there 1b a good wood dye on the market which Is very good to use for such purpose. If you send a self-addressed letter to the Inquiry Depart ment, the name of the dye will be sent to you. Times Inquiry Department: Can you tell me how to plug a small leak in a bicycle tire? Thanking you in ad vance, I am, yours truly. J. E. W. Plug the leaky spot with a small piece of rubber cement it, and then pump up the tire. Times Inquiry Department: Will you please tell me If there Is any premium on a half dollar of 1810; also a Columbian half dollar of 1S93? Thanking you, I am. Yours sincerely, A. R. A. There Is no value attached to the coins mentioned above. Timed Inquiry Department: Kindly Inform me through your Inquiry Column the value of an 1S53 gold dollar; also that of a I'M copper penny with the word "Liberty" on the face; a hair dime of 1S50 with "Liberty" head onv one side and an eagle and arrows on the other side. Thanking you In advance for your Informa tion, I am, A READER. Your gold dollar has no especial value. Your penny is worth from 25 cents to SI. The half dime has no value. Times Inquiry Department: Can you please give me a recipe for sea foam candy, and oblige, A CONSTANT READER. The following is a very good recipe for sea-foam candy: To three cupfuis of light brown sugar add one cupful of boiling water and place over the Are. Stir only until the sugar is dis solved. Then, foo .without (JrlnjC Hengelmuller Daughter to Sail For Austria 4 'v? SBBBBBBBBBBBBBBSSBSSSSBSSSSSSSSK- '.&SSJSSBK ' -: ksillllllflHiBllllHKlM! m&mmM-, xmi 1 Wlmm&MMr:i J9Pv9Eis!k3LsV9IHP!r ';; BARONESS HENGELMULLER, Wife of the Austrian Ambassador, Who Sails Tomorrow. Miss Dixson Is Bride Of Webster Ballinger Announcement is made of the mar riage In Boston last Saturday of Web ster Ballinger, a well-known attorney of Washington and Denver, and Miss Marva Faye Dixson, of South Berlin. N. Y. The Rev. Dr. Chamberlain, of the Prfsbyterlan church, officiated. 1 lie bride, who has resided in Wash ington for several years and has a large circle of friends here, is descend ed from the Dixson family bf England and Henry Dixson of Revolutionary fame. The bridegroom for nearly ten years was Washington correspondent of lead ing Western papers. In 1!X he com menced the practice of law. and now maintains offices in Washington, Den ver, and Ardmore, Okla., being the henlor member of tho firm of Ballin ger & Lee, with offices at the latter city. During tho last three years he has been employed In somo of the most Important litigation arising In the Southwest. He has made land and In dian law a specialty. Mr. and Mrs. Ballinger will reside at the Normnndle Hotel on their re turn to Washington. until It Bplns like a thread. Take from the fire nnd when the mixture stops bubbling add to it gradually the stiffly-whipped whites of two eggs. Continue to beat, using a wire whip until the mass is soft and creamy, yet of a consistency to stand alone, with out spreading. Flavor with vanilla, and put in a cool place until hard. Times Inquiry Department: Plae tell me through your column just as soon as possible If It Is necessary to wear a hat and gloves at a church wedding, which is to be at 8 o'clock. Thanking you, I am. Yours respectfully. A SUBSCRIBER. It Is very necessary for you to wear hat and gloves at a church wedding. Times Inquiry Department: Please tell me If there Is a premium on a cent of 1793 and a half dollar of 1810. and oblige, Mrs. P. H. W. Your cent is worth from 5 to 20 cents and your half dollar has no val ue attached to It. Times Inquiry Department: Will you pleaso tell me whether it is necessary to have a license to conduct a day nursery -for the benefit of working mothers, and the best way to advertise. Also, what would be a nominal charge? I would be grateful for an early reply. Yours truly, Mrs. F. W. W. A license is not required to conduct a day nursery if tho children are kept there only in the daytime. The best way to advertise Is to communicate with the various charitable organiza tions in the city, telling them what you wish to do. You could also Insert a few lines In the classified columns of rhe newspapers. About $5 a month might be a nominal sum to charge. Times Inquiry Department: Will you kindly answer the following ques tions: How must I address a business man or firm when making an order by letter, and how end It? With thanks, I am. IGNORANCE. The following is a form shewing the proper way to write such a let ter: 179 Lincoln avenue, Boston, Mass., y January 6, 1902. Messrs. 6. B. Smith, Baltimore, Md. Gentlemen: Please' send me as soon as possible Very respectfully yours, John Jones. Times Inquiry Department: Can you explain to me how the words are spelled out on the Oulja board? Is It neces sary to nave much electricity in the body to make one work?. I would bo grateful if you will publish this Information, and oblige, SUPERSTITIOUS. There is nothing at all occuit or mys terious about the Oulja board. Its motion is due to the - fact that few people are able to keep their 'hands in so constrained a position for any length of time. Sooner or later some one Is sure to move the board, and then it keeps going. The words are spelled out through the 8trong and sometimes un conagioiw A?slre of too. perso -fcjft? and Wife Miss Dorothy Whitney Will Be Married in" Geneva. According to reports from abroad, the marriage of Miss Dorothy Whitney and Wlllard D. Straight will tako place In the American Church, at Geneva, Switz erland, Thurtday, September 7. Miss Whitney and j Mr. Straight are now in Switzerland In company with Mrs. George H. Bend ard Miss Beatrice Bend, with whom Miss Whitney has I been ttaveling abroad. They will be Joined In. a few days by the bride-elect's brothers and sister-in-law, Payne Whit ney and Mr. and Mrs. Harrv Payne Whitney, and also by Mrs. Almerlc Paget. The engagement of Mlsa Whitney and Mr. Straight was announced only last month. Miss Whitney la the youngest of .he four children of the late William C, Whitney, who was Secretary of the Navy tinder Presidjnt Cleveland. Mr. Straight, who graduated from Harvard in 1&01, is one of the leading financial experts of the country, and has been connected with the department of far Eastern affairs at the State Depart ment, having spent considerable time In the Orient. He is a member of the Metropolitan Club of Washington and the University Club of New York. -$ Mr. John Orvlllo Evans is spending the season 0:1 the North Shore. J. M. Dov. Miss Mary Dove, and EilwnrJ Dove are en route to Washing tun fmin Cape May. N. J They are rcturnlnr In their motor car. v Miss Botts Leaves for New York. Miss M. V. Botts. of 3TC1 Fourteenth street. left Washington today for New York city. -J. Mrs. P.ell and her granddaughter. Miss Fannie Bell Ostrom, have returned to Washington after an extended stay In the mountains and at the seashore. Miss Ostrom will be at home at Florence Court until September 16, when she will return to college to complete her study. -J Mrs. T. R. Nallev and her two daugh ters. Miss Lillian Nalley and Miss Kath rlne Nalley, have gone to Philadelphia for a visit to Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Mur ray. -.J.Ernest M. Hunt left Saturday for Chicago, where he will make his future home. Mrs. Hunt and thelraughters will Join him about October 1. Earl and Countess Of Granard Quit Newport The Earl and Countess of Granard, who have been visiting the countess' parents. Mr. and Mrs. Ogden Mills, at Newport, left there last night on the steam yacht. Surf, for New- York, from whore they will sail tomorrow for their home In England. They have been constantly entertained and feted during their stay it Newport. The Minister of Denmark and Coun tess Moltke. who recently went abroad after an extended visit to the countess' mother, Mrs. Nathaniel Thaver. at the Thayer summer home at Lancaster, Mass., have taken an apartment In Copenhagen and will not return to Washington until late In the autumn. -.J.Mrs. Fe-hteler. wlfo of Capt. August F Fechteler. I. S N . has returned to Washington and opened her house on Biltmore street. Mis Fechteler spent several month at Old Point Comfort. Va. Captain Fechteler Is on sea duty. hands are on the board. Sometimes some one plays a Joke and moves the hands along. The Oulja board has no scientific basis for its existence. Elec tricity is not required In the body to operate one. Times Inquiry Department: Should bereaved families acknowledge writ ten expressions of sympathy when sent by a fraternal society? ANXIOUS. t A written acknowledgement should be sent to the society as soon as con venient, expressing appreciation for Its sympathy. Times Inquiry Department: Can you tell me who was Jenny Llnd? I will be grateful for an early reply. Tours- truly, f CURIOUS. Jenny Llnd was a celebrated singer and lived In the early part of the nineteenth century. Times Inquiry Department: How long should one wear mourning for parent or for a brother or sister? Is It necessary to wear the veil over the face, or can it be thrown back? Can white col- iars oe worn, ana aoes a man wear crepe on his hat for his wife? Thanking you in advance for any Information you may be able to give, I am. Yours truly, A SUBSCRIBER. You should wear mourning for parents) or sister or brother about one year. It is not necessary to wear the veil ovar the face, and a deep veil in only worn In the case of the death of the hus band. White collars can be worn. A man wears crepe on his sleev for the death of his wife. Times Inquiry Department: Please tell me the wedding superstition of the months and days, and oblige ' LUCILE. If you marry in January's hoar and rime, good things will come If you wait your time. Married in February's sleety weather, life you'll tread In tune to gether. Married when March winds Bhrill and roar, your homo will He on a foreign shore. Married 'neath April's changeful skies, a checkered path before you lie. , Married when bees o'er blos soms flit, strangers around your board will sit. Married in the month of roses -June life will be one long honey moon. Married In July, with flowers ablaze, bitter cweet memories in after days. Married in August's heat and drouse, lover and friend in your chosen spouee. Married In September's golden glow, smooth and serene your life will flow. Married when leaves In October thin, toll and hardship for you begin. Married In veils of November mist, for tune your wedding ring has kissed. Married in davs of December's, cheer, love's star shines brighter from year to year. The wedding day traditions are as follows: Monday for health, Tuesday for wealth, Wednesday the best day of all. Thursday for losses, Friday for crosses, and Saturday is no day at all. LOCAL MENTION. Oliver Twist GQiiett$&liJDllvj7fctl9$ FDR LITTLE FOLK JUST BEFORE BEDTIME The Sandman's Stories THE GREEN CAT. a LD WITCH BETTO stood In tho door of her cave on top of a high Vnountaln; her lean, long Rrms, with hands like claws. were stretched before her, and the wind blew wisps of her gray har, making them look like so many horns around her wicked face. Old Witch Betto was very angry. Tho people of the village were giving a fete to which she had not been invited. But who would baye thought of in viting old Bttto to anything? Her ap- pearance In the village was always an ill omen. Some one lost a cow or the water In the wells turned green and unfit to drink, or, worse etill, the chil dren upon whom she cast her evil eye became deformed. But old Witch Betto did not think of all this, and in her cave on the top of the mountain she was calling down the rain and spoiling their fete. Such rain had never been seen before. The valley was like a river, and all the pretty dec orations which had been put up for the fete were spoiled, and the young peo ple were bemoaning their lost pleasures. Hans and Gretchen were to be mar ried during- the fote, pnd Gretchen's pretty eyes were red with weeping, for the new cap and embroidered petticoat would be spoiled If she wore them, and to be married In one's old clothes was something people would never forget. And so Hans was unhappy because his pretty Gretchen would not smile. ury your eyes, iieoscnen, ne said, as ne Kissed her good night: "I'll make the sun shine tomorrow if I have to climb to the top of the mountain and pull his old head out of the clouds.!' Hans had not the least notion of doing it. but he could not leave his pretty sweetheart without some word of comfort. He had not walked far before he heard something splashing along be side him. "Some pocr dog," thought Hans, "is trying to find his way home." And he swung his lantern around, but in stead of a dog he saw a huge frog. "You are having wet weather," said the frog. Hans was too surprised to reply, and the frog spoke again. "Would you like to know how to Btop this rain?" he asked. By this time Hans had recovered from his surprise. "Yes," he replied; "how can it be done?" "If you have the courage to climb to the top of the mountain," said the frog, "and find old Witch Betto, you can do it. She is angry because you did not1 Plush to Be Vogue During the Winter After many years of absence plush has returned again, or will return with the advent of cold weather. Last winter it began to be used in imitation -f real coats. This winter, so much fklll has been put Into the making of It that a plush coat, fur trimmed and looking Just like the real, expensive ar ticle, can be within the reach of near ly every woman, and surely nearly" even woman loves a sealskin coat: Besides this, plush urdoubterflv will be used for cloaks and wraps to wear pver evening dresses. The new material is 50ft and light In weight, and lined with a ionrasting satin, or a change able silk, will bt very popular made in to reversible coats. Besides, there Is a new kind, called Turkish panne liberty. In e.-iQulsit shades, light enough for blouses and hats. Waist Measure More Normal Than Ever According to feminine statistics, the waist measure Is more normal at the present day than any time since woman began to wear corsets. When one quotes a waist measure of twenty-six or even twenty-eight inches the lissome cor setlere no longer raises her brow in that cultivated sort of covert dismay that she was once prone to assume and when the general Improvement in the health and comfort of the "weaker" sex is taken into consideration it is to be wondered at that the ateliers of the Paris drapers did not sooner come to the conclusion that the women of today do not want thlrteen-lnch Catherine di Medici sui cidal waists. Here's Way to Prepare Eggs Duchesse Style Use four hard-boiled eggs, one ounce of butter, one ounce or flour, half a pint of milk pepper, salt, bread crumbs and chopped parsley. Melt the butter In a saucepan and stir In the flour very smoothly, then add by degrees the milk and stir until perfectly cooked. Put In the eggs, cut in quarters, cover with sauce and then turn Into a pretty white dish. Dust with bread crumbs and chopped parsley and serve. ! Interesting Invitation For a Child's Party The following InvitatleVi was sent out the other day to friends of a five-year-old girl, whose family was In a country resort, and a full attendance was the response: Beth Stewart's mamma sends greetings hearty. And bids you to a morning party Next Saturday at 10 o'clock. Please wear your very plainest gown, For'fol de rols are for the town. And play Is best In oldest gown. INCREASE WEIGHT QUICKLY Simple "Way for the Thin and Pale to Be Plump and Eosr. Samose can hardly be termed a medi cine. It is in reality a flesh forming food. Taken before or after meals, it mingles with the food you eat, enables It to assimilate and readily digest, so as to make rich blood and pleasing plump ness. After Samose has been used a week or ten days 'a noticeable gain In weight is seen. Tho sa)low complexion will be come rosy, the sunken cheeks will have a ruddy glow, the eyes will be bright, the breath sweet and the step elastic. With the return of good health fol lowing the. use of Samose, emaciation Is overcome, and the thin and scrawny are once more plump and rosy. James O'Donnell's customers have told him of the remarkable results following the use of Samose, tne great flesh form ing food and he is so thoroughly con vinced of its reliability that he Is sell ing it under bis personal guarantee to refund the money if It does not do all that is claimed for It. You who are thin amd in poor henlth cannot afford to let another day pass without get ting a 60c box of Samose on these ttniUkt - - ItorrpftCKfl3irHEHflPPgPt3TKUCK invite her to your fete, and is sending the rain into the valley." JThen she will pot listen to me," ald Hans. "No," replied the frog; "but you can force her to stop the rain by lindinc the green cat." "I never saw a green cat, or heard of one. either." said Hans. "Where can sucn a cat be found?" "That Is the most difficult part," said the frog; "for you will have to first find the dwarf who is guarding It. The green cat is the only thing in the world of which the old witch is afraid." ' "Where does the dwarf live?' asked Hans, "and why does he guard the green cat?" "I will tell you," said the frog. "Th dwarf Is old Betto's son, who lives In a forest on the other side of the moun tain, and in his cave he has the green cat, and It Is guarded mgnt and day by thousands of insects which fly at and sting anyone who comes near lie cave' Hans thought of Gretchen's tears and he said. "I will try and if I fail no one will be harmed but me, but if I succeed everybody In the valley will be happy." So he thanked the frog and turned toi ward the side of the mountain, where the dwarf lived. "Put me In your pocket," said the frog. "I may be of help to you." Hans picked him up and put him In bis pocket. It was a long way up the mountain to the cave of the dwarf, and Hans sat down on a rock to rest when he came to the edge of the forest, ior he expected to have a hard tlm getting to the green cat which the frog toM him was inside the cave. It was wet and dark, and he had to carry a torch all the way, but now the frog told him he must extinguish It, or the dwarf and the insects would see him. "The cave Is only a short distance away," said the frog, "and there is al ways a Are burning near It at tr.ght. When you are In front of the cave put me on the ground." Hans walked along ? THE WIND BLEW L YYI3FS OF HER CRgY ftfllR. very cautiously, and presently be law the Are, and In the doorway of the cave sat the dwarf. . Hans carefully put the frog on the ground and went nearer. The dwarf did not see him until he was in front of him. He Jumped up, gave a peculiar whistle, and instantly there arose what Harnj thought at first was thick smoke. bu he soon found that It was all kinds of Insects. There were so many that they did look like smoke. The frog by this time had leaped In front of the dwarf, who drew back as If he had been struck a blow. "It is too late," said the frog: "call the Insects." (Continued Tomorrow.) Water a Beautifier When Properly Used The person who wishes to keep well and look well should cultivate a belief in water. Every woman who values her diges tion and her complexion should drink six glasses of cold water a day. If desired, the glass taken before retiring and the first thing In the morning may be hot, with a pinch of salt In It. Have regular hours for taking the water. The periods may Dc divided In the following manner- In the morning as soon as you rise and tie last thing before retiring at night, a half hour before luncheon and dinner and In the) middle of the morning and afternoon. Equally Important as waer drinking Is the habit of taking the dally bath. Each Individual must determine whether the warm or cold bath Is best for her. Ready-Mades Can Be Made Distinctive Is It possible to look distinctive, even though one dresses in the ready mades? The answer: Yes. It Is. If one chooses to buy the dress that is always fully made, but which gerer ally needs a few alterations In order to fit correctly, she can make It be speak individuality by adding differ ent touches that appeal to her. Sho knows whut is in the makeup of the much higher-priced creations and these can be added at home with so very small an outlay that when the dress is attended to it will never bo thought to have been anything so In expensive as you really did buy. Avail yourself of bargains and then make them distinctive. Renewing Complexions By Absorption If your complexion Is marred with blotches, moth patches, pimples or (freckles, it's useless to putter witn powders, and paints, lotions, creams, and things, in an effort to get rid of the trouble. Unless you have some ability as an artist you'll mar your ap pearance still more. The 'new and rational way Is to take off the complexion Itself, with all Its offensive marks. Just get an ounce of pure mercolized wax at the drugglsts'a and use at night same as cold cream. Remove next morning with water and hoap, following with dash of cold wa ter. The mercolized wax absorbs the half-dead scarf skin In flaky particles, so gradually no one guesses. you re treat your face unless It be by the result, which Is truly wonderful. There's noth ing like It for restoring a natural, healthv, and beautiful complexion. Aunt Sally. IF THE SUN IS HOT overhead a a d the streets are hot be neathnever mind drink You'll nd it most nourUklne, refreshlngc to mind nod body and noulntoxicatlng. Sold Everywhere Br the Oltu, Aafe for it at Soda Foun talas. la the Hot lis. At the Baseball pack. Plume Llurnln 331 for Home DeUirr, &J& ' BaaksBBBBBBBlV A- '' - ": .,r- .'i"-t rf.1- . K. -. ft rA.i--" ., Jf ... VCVr -- .