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Are You Following "The Hidden Hand9' Here Each Day? s -I A Good Housekeeping Suggestion. niD you ever hear of Butterscotch Rice Pudding? It is not only rich and delicious, but economical as well and not a bit like the old-fashioned rice pudding. When the mixture is thoroughly cooked it is poured into a chilled, mold and allowed to harden. Top withvhipped creara. " 77ze Synopsis Will Start You. IF you haven't begun 'The Hidden Hand," by all means read the synopsis and start right away toread this thrill ing serial from the pen of Arthur B. Reeve. You will be sure to enjoy it The complications are interesting and the situations new. It appears each weekday on this page. If The Wrong Trail 1 By MARY ELLEN SIGSBEE THE HIDDEN HAND ArTS& The Evil Genius Begins His Terrible Campaign to Secure Possession of the Seven Starred Locket. 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Jack Bamaar. or th crimi Wnltny dies, and tho atranger. who prcva to ba tba Grand Dukd Altxovltch. tall porta that aha la hie daughter; that aha .was condemnad to daath when a baby by tha Ciar en the representa tions of a mad monk, Xtascon. that aha would axerdae a malignant In flenee over the ruler's Ufa. Tha Duk la exiled, bat later 'finds his baby-baa been brought up by Jud aon Whitney and la atlll alive. Be had coma to claim her whan shot down with Whitney. He carries an explosive packet containing- Doris's fingerprints. It can be opened, by fitting into tt tha locket which Doris wears. Ha drops dead Just as ha discovers that tha packet ha broncht Is missing. Ramsey, about to ba arrested, announces that ha Is Secret Service agent and takes chart;' Of tha ease. Doris and Ver da Crane, Judson Whitney's ward, both look to' him to explain tha ac cusations of tha dead man. By "Arthur B. Reeve, treat ax tha "Crals Kaaaady" Mystery atarlaa, wale appear rx aroslTfty fa OaasaavaUtma Kaxasla. EPISODE I. ' Tha Gauntlet of Death." Ceprdatt, 1S1T. Star Cenpasy. AGAIN as ha looked orer tha papers, hit mind wandered to Tenia. She had tried to wis frrm aj no girl bed ever done before ta hta life. What of herT He thought of Doris, ups talri, lone stnea tas to bed. Somehow he euld not fcsey his mind oS these two tills Doris and Verda. What a contrast en so wholesome, so Do You Know That- la oaklnr etalned-glxsa windows every bit of tha work Is dona by hand, and It Is amazing; to realise how many times each piece of glass must be'handled. , An operator tells of counting up one day and undine that no less than twelve times were necessary. All tha leadwork Is done by hand too. even the opening- t the little slots Into which the glass Is fastened. An experiment was once mad t see how fast a be could fly. Tha hive was attached to the roof of a train which attained a speed of thirty mile an hour before the baa gssras left behind. ' The mountain region of Cuba include many ridges and valleys of extremely fertile land, nearly all untouched, and existing practically aa they did before the time of the Spaniards. The Mr main Ingredients in the ' saanufaotax of linoleum are .cork tad Unseed eO, whisk are ajjtd Who's Who in Doris Whitney . Dr. Scarley Verda Crane Jack Ramsay unaffected, so loTeable the other, so scheming, affected, almost Tam plrlsh. He stopped lone enought to post the policeman on guard at the foot of the staircase. Once he heard a nolle upstairs. He listened. It was nothing. Perhaps It was Doris, unable to sleep. Once, In fact, she herself heard the patrol In the hall and, fancying It some Intruder, rose and took from a drawer a pistol which she laid on a dressing table near her bed. Ramsay retained to the library and sat down again to look over the papers. Where did this ward, Verda, fit InT he began wondering. He looked up, startled, as he heard some one glide In through the portieres. It was Verda her selfIn a filmy robe of an Inti mate, clinging material. "Is there have you found a wIH?" she asked anxiously, Ramsay thonght he understood. It was an excuse to see him. The filmy robe undulated as she moved closer. She was Indeed alluring. Yet he did not love this girl never could. Still, he did not wish to be harsh with her. What should he say? Tm. sure I can And a wni," he replied finally. '1 feel that you will be) provided for." Verda withdrew reluctantly. After she had gone Ramsay began smaller quantities of kauri gum. resin and pigments of various kinds. e A Danish physician named Svlndt, who has msde many artificial legs out of papier msch. Is now mak ing artificial feet oat of paper pulp. Russians do not drink milk In their tea, and cups and saucers sre never used for tea in that country. The first submarine boat was tested l:i Plymouth Harbor in 1774. The Glow-Worm. The glow-worm Is not a worm at all, but a species of beetle, to which tha common flrelyf or lightning bug Is closely related. The true glow worm Is the female, and Is without wings. Its short legs and long body give It much tba appearance of a worm, and It can withdraw Its triangular head Into Its neck. The light given out by the glow-worm comes from a yellowish substance locaUd.on the under side of the ab domen.' Though this light appears to glow steadily, it Is really Inter mittent, conalstlng of flashes In quick succession, about on hundred U the jntnut. the New Film: . Doris Kenyon Sheldon.Lewis Arline Pretty Mahlon Hamilton to wonder. Why did she pursue him? There was somehtlng back of tt all, he felt sure. Finding' no answer he plunged back Into his search of the documents. I'he Attack. In another part of the city, some hours before, two men of evil mien had been sitting at a table In a sort of laboratory. It was strangely suggestive of that of Dr. Scarley, yet It was not his. The door opened and a third man entered the exact counterport of the Secret Service- man. Jack Ramsay, "Well, I got It all right." he growled with a sort of under world pride In bis work. As he said It he displayed noth ing less than the precious explo sive packet which had been stolen from the Grand Duke. "Is the Hidden Hand In?" he asked, noodlhg to a door that led to en inner laboratory. The men shrugged, Tet even as they talked an electric signal gleamed. One of them jumped to open the inner door, A powerful, etoop-shouidered figure of a man had entered the Inner room and was bending over a flaming retort, more weird than ever in the flltful light. On his hand was a steel gauntlet, cover ing both hand and forearm, with talons of a bawk at the ends of the fingers, terrifying. As he worked, he waved the gauntleted hand over the flaming retort, then withdrew It. He examined a button on the side of tbo foroBnger. Looking up the Hidden Hand signalled to the false Ramsay to approach. "Did you get them?" he hissed. Without a word the false Ram say presented the explosive packet, which tbe Hidden Hand seized eagerly from him. "And the locket?" be demanded hoarsely. The emissary was about to make explanations, wben tbe Hidden Hand flew into a towering rage. Belrlng the emissary with one hand, he pointed at him the irauntMert hend. pressing the but ton. A cloud of vapor seemed to spurt from the Iron forefinger. The unluckr emissary s waved. As siddenly thp Hidden Hand cheeked his fury. From a bottle on the table he poured tome strange liquid, which revived the emissary. H was br terror such as this that the master criminal, whoever he mle-nt be. kept his follower in faithful slavery. T Be CsBtlaacd T-asrrw. PART OJIE (Oatlaned) "H EAVEN3 and earth nor cried Arthur In a storm of passion. Not for the wide world will I consent to any mutilation of her dead body. Dr. Van Helslng, you try.'m too far. What have I done to you that you should torture me so? What did that poor, sweet clrl do that you should want I to cast such dishonor on her grave? I Are you mad that speak such things, or am I mad that listen to them? Don't dare to think mora of such a desecration; I shall not gtv my consent to anything you do. I have a duty to do In protecting her grave from outrage; and, by God, I shall do itr Van Helslng rose up from when he had all tha tlm been seated, and said, gravely and sternly: "My Lord Godalmlrg, I, too, hav a duty to do, a duty to others, a duty to you, a duty to the dead; and by God I shall do 111 All l ask you i now Is that you com with me, that you look and listen; and if when , late): I make th same request you do not be more eager for its fulfil ment even than I am, then then I shall do my duty, whatever it may seem to me. TO liET RESULT OF PUUT RECOMMEND ITSELF. "And? then, to' -follow of your Lord ship's wishes,!' shall hold myself at your disposal to render an account, to you, when and where you wilt," His voice broke a little, and he went on with a voice full- of pity: "But, I beseech you, do not go forth In anger with ma. In a long Ufa of acts which were often not pleasant to do,- and which sometimes did wring my heart,' I hav never had so heavy a task as now. Believe me that If th time comes for you to change your mind toward me. on look from you will wipe away all this, so sad hour, for I would do what a man can to save you -from sorrow. "Just think. For why should I give myself so much of labor and so much of sorrow? I have com here from my own land to do what I can of good; at the first to pleas my friend John, and then to help m. sweet young lady, whom, too, I came to love. For her I am ashamed to say so mtfeh. but f say It In klndness-I gave twbat you gave; th blood of my veins; I rave It, I, who was not. Ilk you. her lover, but only her physician and her friend. I gave to her my nights and days before death, after death? and If my death can do her good even now, when she Is the dead Un-Dead. she shall have It freely." He said this with a very grave, sweet pride, and Arthur was much affected bylt. He took the old man's band and said In a broken voice: "Oh, It Is hard to think it. and I can not understand; but at least I shall go with you and wait." CHAPTER XVI DR. SEWARD'S DIARY Continued It was just a quarter before 15 o'clock when we got Into the churchyard over the low wait Tha night was dark, with occasional gleams of moonlight between tha rents of the heavy clouds that scud ded across the sky. We all kept some The Fatal Ring (Novelised from the photo-play "Th Fatal Ring.") By Fred Jackson. Episode 20. (CspjTtrit. HIT. br TS Jiekies. sU rights rMtrrrc-.) SO It was that Pearl's vole, ring ing from th doorway, suddenly took them unaware. "Hands up!" sh cried, pointing kr levelled revolver at them. And "Hands upP repeated tha Spider and Tom. Carslaka dased and startled as he was still had prasenoe of mind enough to raaeh out anda dash tha candelabra from the tabled plunging tha ahack In darkness. Pearl fired, but missed. In th darkness It was lmposslbl to distinguished friend from toe. and th fighting was fast and furiosi. On Arab caught Pearl and tried to choke her; another atabbed ta Spider. Carslaka. followed by a third of th Sheik's men. darted Into the ante-room, where the Priestess sat bound and whsre her two followers lay dead baslda her. Ha bolted the door behind him, and at tha Arab's auggestlon helped to rip up tha matting that covered tha floor. Underneath a trap-door was discov ered The Arab plunged forward; In tending to esesr$ through this tun nel; but Carslake was rather anx ious to get away himself. With out an Instant's hesitation, hs stabbed the man who had shown him this way out, and casting him asldo vanished. Tha Sheik's man, wounded and bleeding, writhed on th floor gasp ing far breath. "Allah destroy him!" he breathed. "Unbind me, and I will land Allah my aid In destroying him." erted th Prltstess. "Unbind m. and I will aveng your The dying man leoked rate her biasing eyes and was content Crawling nearer, h silt her bonds with his knlf. Instantly, she was np and after Carslaka. But Pearl and Tom "had restored i e Uirhts' In thi next room by this tiri , r. . Il r.-s dltiorsred that of how tiosa together, with Van Helslng slightly In front as ha led the wsy. When we had coma close to the tomb I looked well at Arthur, for I feared that the proximity to a place laden with so sorrowful a memory would upset him; but he bore .himself well. I took it that the Very mystery of the proceeding was In some way a counteractant to his grief. The professor unlocked the door, and seeing a natural hesitation amongst us for various reasons,, solved the difficulty by entering flrat himself. , The rest of us followed, and he closed the door. Ha than lit a dark lantern and pointed to the coffin. Arthur atepped forward hesi tatingly; Van Helslng said to me: "You were .with me here yesterday. Was tbe body of Miss Lucy In that coffin?" "It was." The.professor turned to th rest saying: "Tou .hear: and yet there Is no one who does not believe with me." H took his screwdriver and again took off the lid of the coffin. Arthur looked on, very pal but silent: when tha lid was removed he stepped forward. He evidently did not know that there was a leaden coffin, or,- at any rate, bad not thought of it. When he saw the rent In the lead, the blood rushed to his face for an Instant, but as quickly felTaway again, so that he remained of a ghastly whiteness: ha was still silent Van Helslnr' forced back the leaden flange, and w all looked In and re colled. AGAI.T TBE COFFCT IS FOUffD tnSOCCTJPIED. The coffin was empty 1 For several minutes no one .spoke' a word. Th alienee was broken by Qulneey Morris: "Professor. I answered for you. Tour word Is all l" want. I wouldn't ask inch a thine ordinarily I wouldn't so dishonor you as to Imply .a .doubt: hut this u a mystery that goes beyond any honor or dishonor. Ms this yur doing?" . "I swear to you by all that I hold sacred that I have not removed nor touched her. What happened was this: Two nights ago my friend Se ward and I cams here with good pur pose, believe me. I opened that cof fin, which was than sealed up, and we found It. as now. empty. We then waited, and saw something1 white fmm fh.Arti th tria. Tha next day we came here In day-time, and he lay there. Did she not, friend John?" TesT" "That night we. wer Just in time. On more so small child was missing, and we find it. thank God. unharmed amongst the graves. Yesterday I came her before sundown, for ,at sundown the Un-Dead can move. I waited here all tha night till the sun rose, but I saw nothing. It was- most probable that It was because I had laid over th clamps of those doors garlic, which the Un-Dead cannot' bear, and other things which they shun. VAX HELIING WARXS OF STRANGE HAPrEXIXGS. "Last night there was no exodus, so tonight before the sundown I took away my garlic and other things. And so It is we find this coffin empty. But bear with me. So far there Is much that Is strange. Walt you with me outside, unseen, and unheard, and things much stranger are yet to be. So" here he shut the dark slid of his lantern "now to the outilde." He opened the door, and we filed out he coming last and locking the door be hind him. (Ta Be Continued Tmrrw) (Coprrlshted). th three only th Bpldsr was wounded. "(Jo onl Don't mind me! I'm all right," ha called, gamely. They did his bidding. Forcing their way through th door, they passed th dead Arabs, and de scended th tunnelled way to th outer world. An Instant later they wer pursuing Carslak and the Priestess toward the Temple of the Violet Ood. Carslak. being fleetest of foot. wss first to reaoh th horses aad tha hall wherein sat the hideous violet divinity, carved out of rock, deco rated with gold and silver, and ar rayed In precloua atones. Grinning evilly, ha sat there gaslng out of his ons violet ere. The thr eye was missing. Breathlaasly, panting from his race en horseback. Carslaka draw near to tha repellent figure. He held the ring with ita violet dia mond aettlng In his hand. The slot where the god's ey should have been Instantly at tracted his attention. Raising his hand, h slipped th ring Into th slot, whsreupon a bright light flashed out from within th flgur, shining through ths diamond eyes and breaking into Innumerable rays. Each tiny ray of light, reflected from a facet on the diamond, fall upon a character carved In tha op posite wall. And these charactera picked out so strangely from tha ralt formed a complete aantenca In Arabic Turning. Caralaka deciphered It with glittering, triumphant ayes: "For that chemical power which Is potent to reduce to nothingness whatever It Is directed upon, twist tbe forefinger of our sacred idol's right hsnd." Carslaka twisted tba Idol's fore finger and Immediately tha atomach of the Idol opened, revealing a chamber In whloh lay a atranga ob ject. Somewhat Ilk a retort, com monly used for experiments In chemistry, It was somewhat like a revolver, too, for It was fitted with a trigger. Th trigger was con nected with a stopper In tha end of th tub and when th trigger was sressed upon tha stopper was with drawn and th rays ef tha aub stanoa within tha retort ware per mitted to shin forth. I Cositd Ta-Birrra. ' J3 lOvw l-g assssgFX LM Earn m K ml ' F$yWa'X till frill igSgy fejK I agesssssssssssssssssV A Vt "yS?mmm t OIU & ti&mm ssBsP &i MKH WKBBmmmS:wSmMm BBBStKSu&ttBBBBliSL Bsssaf99SBsr9r9pi9maksQliBBBsW BHHIDHV9VMQT sa9SBBsflBBBSBBSBBSBBSBBSBSslsBSlDBtsSSBlsaSB Klaa9!SgilKe.V tgl!?BassasHaslssBsssnM PjPaKrJPXSWaJMSSC5BSBfaSjw-.j nBPHRwL8sjsBM By Mary Ellen Sigsbee. BUT; Elsie was right. Minnie had been swallowed up in that great underworld against whose far-reaching ten tacles she had made such a brave fight Years afterward Elsie sst In an audience of women andjlstened to a woman reformer relate the sad history of one woman who hatT escaped from a life of worse than slavery, and now, under the pro tection of other women, derotad her life to saving girls from a like fate. The lecturer then intro duced a worn little figure In whom Elsie recognized the friend of long ago. Thus Minnie, though she went down to the depths of sorrow and misery, lived to fight the good fight and turned her sufferings to account true to the good stuff she was made of fighter to the end. Elsie had been rwT l"t eight months. Her family had spent all Little Bobbie's Pa I AM going to do Red Cross work today, sed Ma to Pa this morn ing after brekfust so I want you to hav yur dlpner down town. Vary well, sed P. I will drift Into sum eafay & dig up one of the old waiters that reemembers me from my sporty days, sed Pa. That way I will gt good ssrvis. Pa sed. & at the aalm time give him only a aober tip. Good, sed Ma I m ur boys In yur old crowd that see you will-b glad to see you looking so well & happy. I guess roost of th boys in that old crowd, sed Pa, are with the snows of Yester-Teer. Pa sed. Th. human frame can stand only a. much, sed Pa. But however, I think It will be a llttel ehang for raa to dine out & lo a llttel change for the waiter. How long are you going t Bed Croas? sed Pa. Only two or three hours a day. sed Ma. I feel that Is tha way for ma to do my bit Bite, sed Pa. J " -tryot sed Ps. Talk Bobble along V 1st him roll bandages, sed Pa, the careful la-rings of years .tn a -vain attempt to locate her; but, beyond lew undated postcards which contained no address, they had heard .nothing. Aunt Elsie came and took care of tha children, and her mother herself went to the big city. She went armed with a great determination, and, although she did not find her little girl, she learned many things. She managed to Interest some prominent women In ths story of Elsie. She heard enough of the dangers which beset young girls to witng her heart in agony, but she also heard that there were working-girl's homes where, by paying half of their earnings, even though these earnings were exceedingly small, a girl might Jead a comfort, able, self-respecting life and find that protection which a young girl needs alone in a great city, "Ahl" she reflected bitterly, "It would have helped If we had known this and Elsie had but trusted us That wll put ths trus fltelng spirit Into him. All of our club ara going to ba thare, aed Ma, tha Helping Heroins. Thare la a rival club called th Jones of Arks, sed Me,. & w are trying to see If w cant do mear than them this cummlng Winter. I esn see the end of a lot of butl--ful frendshlps. sed Pa, no matter wlch bunch of gurls wins out Bee foar It Is oavar, sed Pa, you ladles may need them hospital supplies for yureselfs. sed Pa. I hop It .will not cum to blows. & by the way, sed Ma, thara was a llttel matter wlch I wanted to apeak to you about The ladles And. that It will be neceasary k needful, sed Ma. In order to keep thara aektlvi tlea going, aed Ma, to hava a con slderabul sum of money. That la war you big strong men oum In. sed Ml That Is war tha big strong men always cum In, sed Pa, & wars thare bankroll goea otit Are you going to ask yur husbands nice for this munny. sed Pa, or stand us up for it My hands ara In tha air alreddy, aed Pa. Help yureaelf. What Is galv, aed Ma, muat ba galv with a proper spirit or not at all. All of us ladles agreed on that I guess that was about .the only thing all the ladles cud agree on. sed Pa. the proper method of aub-track-tlng munny from Father. How 'much kala do you cal-culalt to gat sed Pa. Wataver you aan spair. aed t before she went!" She found na Elsie, however, and returned home broken In health and spirit But far away in the city Elsie had learned a mighty lesson. She was bound for home a sadder and a wiser guL She left her dress suit case at the -station and almost ran the mile and a half that lay between herself and the' house, .and flung, herself Into the arms of the pale mother vho sat beside the. -window, and to whom th whistle of the afternoon train still brought renewed hope. Tucked in her own little, bed that night, her heart stirred by a realization of the suffering she had caused, she lay and wondered how she had found it In her .heart to do 'what she had done. She had not found the .kind of life she started out to find, but fate, had been kind to-her"and she had, like a person lost in a storm, returned upon her own tracks and hugged to her heart this chance to start life again at the point from which she toos. the wrong trail. THE END. By WILLIAM F. KIRK say twenty apeec. & her Is th llttel speech' wlch eech husband must malk: I cheerfully give to xar deer wife twenty dollars wlch Is to ba used aa aha seea fit te allee-vlate the terrlbul needa of them wlch Is fltelng for Freedom. Now aay It aed -Ma, All rite, sed Pa, I cheerfully give my wlta ten dollars wlch sh will uaa aa'sha sees fit anyway to alle viate the terrlbul needs wlch tsa dollars will help to alleviate la sted of th twenty for wlch sh asked for, sed Pa. A then Ma laffed but Pa swal loed kind of hard. Rope Making. Th rope Industry la largely de pendent upon Russian, Italian. American and Manila hemp, th lat ter being far mora used than any other. With the exception of Manila, all these hemp ara of the' bast fibre that Is, they, are obtained from th. bark of "the plant Th hemp la cut dried and then staeked In bundles. Later, It Is again spread out and exposed to dew, frost and un, a process that rots th gums binding tha filaments. Th dry In ner woody part of th stem then falla off aAd leaves tho fibrous strips In condition to be cleaned and baled for transportation. SI -I 1 f I SaaS -art A J- w B-I jb-. SB v 3 0 JJT an IS on h vi - TT , -5 I a - : f r