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igjr-i'4 wjnyori m,u; ,!' iipim , -- ri .Are Pom Reading "The Volves ofNeib York?" a Thrilling Story of Love This Day in Our History 'THIS is the anniversary of the arrival in Kansas of the first mail coach from San Francisco in 1861. The trip was made in seventeen days and was considered a great feat in those days, only a little more than half a century ago. Now our fast trains make the tri- In three days. A Shy Visitor in the Evening Sky. THE planet Mercury is now paying one of its brief visits to the evening sky. It will continue to get farther cast of the sun during the remainder of the month. Look for it low in the west as soon as the twilight fades. It is in the constellation Leo, not far from the star Rcgulus. ft The Wolves A STORY OF LOVE AND MYSTERY Deprived of Her Husband and Her Children Mrs. Meyer Ends Her Unhappy Life. Part One (Continned) He found his way at length, though not without difficulty. He recognized the house of which he was In search because It was higher than those which surrounded it. It showed no light In any window, but In this ft was not singular, the whole street was dark and deserted. The shutters of the shop were not dosed, and. peering through the win dow. Guy thought he could distinguish a glimmer of light from the little room at the back. This premised welL, Mrs. Meyer had evidently not gone to bed. Guy knocked on the door with his knuckles, for there was so bell or knocker. After waiting for a few moments and receiving no an swer, he turned the handle; the door was not locked, and as he pushed It open the bell attached to It rang loud ly. Be paused once more, expecting to see Mrs. Meyer emerge from the back shop, but still all was silent In the house. Tet there was dlstlncUy a light in the room; he could see it through the crack of the m-fitting door. Be crossed the shop and again knocked, this time with some anxiety. The stillness In the house troubled him; he would sooner have heard the sound of the woman weeping for her stolen children. At last he threw open the door. A tamp was burning- upon the .table, but there was something between him and the lamp. A. dark figure hung suspended from a nail In the low ceiling. Its feet al , roost touching the floor. Its face turn ed away from him. Guy started back with sickly dread, far he knew that the figure was that of the mother. CHATTER CV. Throagn. the Winder. ' Bo Mrs. Meyer had killed herself, deprived of her husband and her children, overwhelmed by the lone liness .of her bouse! And he. Guy, -was responsible, for was It not by his suggestion, his thoughtless folly that Lillian had carried off the children! He gulped and coughed with the sickening- nausea that had seized him by the throat, and stretched out his hands. dutch Ins at the door for support. But there was no time to be lost. Perhaps she was not yet dead. Be mastered himself with a violent ef fort, and glanced around the room in search of a knife with which to cut the rope, for he remembered that he had none in his pocket. There was one upon a slab at the further end of the room near the window. It was a large carving knife, and the thought occurred to him that perhaps she had meant to use it upon herself, but she had abandoned the knife in favor of the rope. To reach it he was obliged to pass the ghastly pendant figure, and, having done so, he could not avoid glancing at the face. And then he was sure that she was dead even that she had been hanging for some hours. The dis torted position of the head indi cated a broken neck, and the ap pearance of the face horrible be yond expression was not compati ble with life. It was no case of suspended animation. Artificial respiration, however prolonged, would be of no avail. Guy paused, the knife in his hand. A Cine to the Crime. On the floor of the hearth, and close to the hanging feet, lay some object which had evidently been thrown from the mantelpiece by the woman in the act of committing her foul deed. Guy stooped and picked It up. It was a small, com mon dock, and the hands pointed to a few minutes after 8. A? that hour the dock had stopped. So here was proof undoubted proof of the time when the deed had been done. Ten minutes past S and it was now going on for 11. It was an ab solute impossibility that anything could be gained by Immediately cut ting down the corpse. The knife dropped from Guy's hand. No one had seen him enter the house; no one would see him If he left it quietly. To proclaim the suicide would Involve him at once in a series of questions which he would have great difficulty In an swering. And Lillian, too It would be inevitable that the whole story of the abducted children must come out, and her position, indeed, would be an unenviable one. Possibly, too very probable. In fact the de tails of Von Geldensteln's suicide "would be taken up again, and the whole matter be carefully investi gated. Such would be the consequence if he allowed himself to be Involved. On the other hand, if he made his escape now it was hardly likely that either he or Lilian would be implicated. Mrs. Meyer could nei ther read nor write; it was not likely that she had made any state ment She did not know Lilian, and could not, therefore, have given any information to the neigh bors as to who bad carried off her children. Easiest Way Out. In any case, to withdraw quietly offered a possibility to escape from disastrous consequences. To re main meant the certainty of bring ing; them about Kven as he had stolen away after the discovery of Goldsmith's murdered body, so now also he prepared to follow the same course Thought is rapid In times of stress rnd danger, and it took Guy but our or two minutes to come to his decision. Be It said for him that he was genuinely distressed at the shocking consequences of the thoughtless act which had seemed to him surb a good Joke in the aft ernoon, but remorse was to come later. At the moment action was necessary, and It was his main idea that he could best serve Lilian by leaving matters as they were. "Poor Lilian" ho muttered the of New York words with dry lips "how terri bly she will suffer when she knows! It was as if she foresaw cil! When I tell her" He paused, struck by another thought Should he tell her? what need was there of harassing her with such a trouble? Why should she ever know? If nothing- ever came ' out little notice would be taken by ' the newspapers of the suicide of an East Side woman in a shop stress i of work, penury, an absconded hus band It was not hard to find ex- i planatlons for the deed. There would be an Inquest suicide by i hanging would be the verdict and j all would be over. An attempt might be made to find the children. ' but the police certainly would have , no grounds to search for them in ; Fifth avenue. "I won't tell Lilian" such was Guy's decision "unless I am forced to do so. I was to blame, and I'll spare her if I can. I'll fake up some stor yto satisfy her." So he prepared to steal away, and was about to step Into the shop when he was surprsed and horrified to hear a ringing of the bell. Be had left the door ajar he remembered doing- so and Bome one had pushed it open. Be retreated precipitately into the room and closed the door behind him. Mrs. Meyer!" came a voice, ap parently from the street It was the hoarse voice of a man. "Mrs. Meyer!" Receiving no an swer the newcomer repeated his calL "I see yer front door open, and thought I'd Just tell yer about it Are yer there, ma'am?" A Compromising Position. Guy had receded In alarm to the window. After all his planning, was he to be involved in this man ner? Far worse, too, to be sur prise like this in the presence of the hanging corpse than If he him self had given the alarm. What could he say? Bow explain his presence? He heard footsteps in the shop, then, in his fear, and as usual. acting- upon the spur of the mo ment he threw up the window which had been but partially closed and sprang out Into the yard, lowering the window behind him with nervous fingers. Then he crouched down beneath the ledge, afraid to move further lest he might be seen from the room "My God!" He heard the exclama tion quite clearly, and the next moment the doqr slammed. The man had run out to give the alarm, evidently afraid to do anything on his own account Escape by the front was impos sible. Guy calculated his chances. If he attempted to pass that way he would probably run into the arms of the neighbors, whom that man had evidently gone to fetch. And now escape he must; It would be fa tal absolutely fatal to be found in his present position. The yard was square and sur rounded by a low brick wall, which presented no obstacle for a fairly agile man. There appeared to be similar yards on either side and in front and the house which faced his seemed destitute of windows on that side, a blank surface, Prob ably the house Itself faced Into an other mean street If he could only make his way around unobserved all might yet be well, but It was a hazardous task, and one to which Guy was not accustomed. He felt like a criminal, like a thief, as he crouched there bene-th the window ledge. Tet even at that moment his sense of humor did not desert him, "rve never been in such a hole in my life," he muttered. "Heaven knows what they'll take me for if they catch me here." Then ap preciating the element of tragedy, recollecting the ghastly figure of the woman hanging from the celling in the room above him. "My cursed folly," he continued. "I seem fated to bring trouble upon people" Favored by the Elements. But there was no time to be lost, and discretion pointed out only one way of escape. Luckily for him, it was dark and foggy into the bar gain. He ran quickly, stooping low, across tho yard it was but a few paces and then, with the assist ance of a disused hencoop, scaled the wall and lowered himself on the other side. The yard in which he now found himself was as empty as the one he bad left As he paused beneath the wall he was conscious of sounds in Mrs. Meyer's house, and, peeping cautiously, he could see lights moving and the shadows or men. He was but Just In time. Somebody was on a chair cutting at the rope, and he heard the sound of ! excited voices; he thought, too, that ! he could muke out the figure of a . policeman They would be too in tent upon what they were doing to think of looking out Into the yard but it was lucky that he had not I forgotten to shut the window. Suddenly it struck him and the ' thought was a solace that he could i see very clearly Into the room where the corpse had been hanging i There had been a light there all the time, and, consequently, anyone coming Into the yard where he now was must have seen that a tragedy had occurred. No one had made the discovery, therefore no one had been In the yard. It was evidently very little used, and he was compara uveiy sale from observation. ' hat was he to do next On either side of him were ard simi lar to the one he was In. all sub divided by low walls, or fences. On ' one side there were but three, and I then looming through the fog. he could make out the brick work of a house a house, too. In which I lights were burning. That way was i out of the question In the other direction yard succeeded yard In an ' apparently Interminable vista. Here and there a light glimmered across the mist, showing that the occu pants of the house were still awake. (To Be Continued Tomorrow) ICecrrUtBt bx W. tt. HsamJ Advice to the Lovelorn ' By Beatrice Fairfax. The Woman's Part. J)EAIt MISS FAIRFAX: I am nineteen and employed as a stenographer with a large wholesale house. My salary Is eighteen per week. I am In love with a young man of twenty-four. At the time the ' war broke out he asked me If I cared If he enlisted, because I J was born In Germany. I urged i him to go, and he Is In the navy. Since he Is gone I have been putting ten dollars of my salary In the bank each week, as I live at home and pay little bojrd. I am trying to save until after the war. In hopes that I may some , day have the happiness for which i I have so long been hoping. My parents, however, object t i my extreme saving and quietness. They say that I should go around , with other -young men and have good times. B. J AM glad you are a loyal Ameri can. Where you were born doesn't matter that Is only an ac cident But the country which la giving you th opportunity to earn so splendid a salary at your age, and which is educating and train ing you is the eounfry you most nat urally love. I think you are wise to save your money. When your sweetheart comes back, this money will give you a splendid start If you must lose him in the tragedy ef war, there would still have been : no harm in your cultivating simple tastes and frugal habits. I don't think you ought to cut yourself off from all your companionship. But I do think that out of natural loy ' alty to your fiance you would i hardly want to go out with other men. In groups, with other girls along, I see no reason why you should not take a bit of relaxation if you find pleasure In going about , en healthy, happy outdoor axcur 1 slosa, INTERESTING STORIES A Valet Needed. Members of a Juvenile class were having a lesson In natural history and the teacher asked one small boy if he knew the difference between himself and a big brown bear. The child shook bis head. i "Well," said the teacher, "for one thing you can take your coat off, but a bear cannot do that can he'? "No," same the answer in a hesi tating style. "And why cannot a bear take his coat off?" she asked In an encour aging manner. The small boy pondered long and deply, then a triumphant smile stole . over his face. "I know," n said, i "because be doesn't know where the buttons axe!" Quite in Order. "I want to get this check cashed," said a young wife to a clerk at the bank. "Yes, madam; you must indorse it though." "Why, my husband sent it to mel He Is away on business." "Yes, msdam; but Just indorse It Elgn It on the back, please, and your husband will know that we paid It to you." The young lady went back to the desk and In a few minutes came back with the check indorsed. "Tour loving wife, Sophia." Knew the Method. "Mother," said little Anthony, "did you tell father I wanted a new bi cycle?" "Yes. dear." said his mother, "I told him. but he said he couldn't afford to buy you one." "Of course, he'd say that! But what did you do?" "I told him how badly you wanted It and argued In favor of It but he refused. -Argued? Ah. mother. If It had been something you wanted yourself you'd have cried a little and then you'd have got It!" COLD PACK METHOD IN 12 SHORT STEPS No. 1 T7r NATIONAL (C- "A WAB GARDEN ! J COMMISSION The first step in caasing by the single period cold pack xaethod, after washing and grading, ia paring and coring with a sharp kriJe, says the National War Garden Comrniision, Washington, D. C, whkh will send the readers of this paper a free can ning book for a two-ceat stamp to pay postage. Watch for No. 2. Times rcudcrs ma) 06 tola copies of The Canning and Drying Manual at any one of the 200 Times distrib uting stations. 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When the Children Travel HOW TO MAKE ATTRACTIVE CLOTHES FOR THEM IF you go traveling this Summer for a few days and you bring the youngsters along, be sure that you provide suitable traveling clothes for them. Much trouble and annoyance can be saved both to mother and children If a little plan ning is done beforo choosing clothes for the little ones. Garments that are not only comfortable, but ones that will keep fresh until the Jour ney's end, are required. Mothers can make these at bome and save a nice little sum. A neat traveling coat for a child of four years was recently fash ioned of silk pongee in a dark blue color. It was a very simple model, cut In one piece and featured big patch pockets ltl front It was a double-breasted coat and cut quite loose, so that a swester could be worn underneath on cool days. This plain tailored coat would be suitable for either boy or girl and would not soil tor a long time. Rompers are best to wear under Canning Fruit Juices By Laura BulTum. (Domeatle Science Kiperl of the Na tional War arden ComeUilon.) THE preparation of quantities of fruit jellies In these days Is nejther helpful toward food conservation or economical Sugar la expensive, but even If we can buy It without lnconvcnelence. It Is one of the things needed for ship ment to our Allies. The alternative offered Instead of Jelly making Is to can fruit Juices. Juice from grapes, currants, cher ries, blackberries, raspberries, strawberries, plums and apples makes delicious beverages. These may be put up with a small quantity of sugar or with none Sound, clean fruit should be rest ed until soft (over hot water, a double boiler device Is safest). Strain through a bag, squeezing the bag, or use a fruit presa Inexpen sive ones for household use may be obtained and thy are a great con venience. Four tho hot Jul at one Into U Husbands and Y7ives Geraldine Farrar and the Other as the coat Chambray, llnene, cotton repp and crepe are all suitable to choose. The dark colors are more practical for traveling, such as gray, navy blue, green, old blue and tan An excellent model for small children shows the lower portion of the rompers, buttoned In a semi circle from knee to knee. No collar or culls are used as they are more liable to get wrinkled, so a round, fiat neck is finished with a narrow bias fold. A belt buttoning in front completes these little sllp oi rompers. No opening down the back Is necessary, since the lower part Is left with buttons and but tcnholex Two or three pairs of these rompers will be needed, if the Journey is at all long. Little girls who do not fancy tompers, might be clothed In a simple dark traveling frock. A pretty little model that Is cool and crrotorlable might be made from a dark blue crepe de chine or cotton crepe. sterilized bottles one level cupful of sugar into each gallong of Juice may first be added if desired. Fill the bottles to within one inch of the top and seal loosely with new corks, soaked one-half hour In warm soda waaer (one tea&hodnfu! soda to a quart of water), and dipped nto clear boiling water Just before using. I'lace In simmering hot water bath and pasteurize In this for thirty minutes. The water should come to within an Inch of the top of the bottles. Remove and press corks in tight With a sharp knife cut off earn cork even with the top. placing the neck of bottle on edge of table. When cool dip each top of bottle into melted parafTIn or sealing war Kqual parts resin and beeswax melted together make good wax. Melt over hot water Store In a cool, dark place The Commission will gladly answer any questions written on one side of the paper and sent in a self-addressed stamped, envelope, Pre-eminent, One an Actor. CietlDHMQffESEEMERWOOJJ Economiaal Recipes COTTAGE CHEESE. To make cottage cheese, .he milk should be thoroughly clabbered or coagulated. Set the pan of clab bered milk In a pan of hot water and heat It slowly until the curd separates from the whey, being careful not to let tt get too hot which will make the curd tough. The best temperature Is between 2 and 94 degrees T. When the curd is entirely separated, turn it into a strainer lined with a piece of cheesecloth wrung out of hot water. Let It drain, and save the whey to use In cooking. Turn the curd Into a bowl, crush It with a fork, and add salt and other season ing as desired. COTTAOE CHEESE LOAI One cup cooked kidney beans (other beans may be substituted). 1 cup cottage cheese, 1 cup ground peanuts. 1 tablespoon chopped on ion, 1 tablespoon butter, 1 cup strained tomato Juice, 1 cup broed crumbs, salt pepper. Combine the Ingredients and form the mixture Into a roll. Brush It over with melted fat and bake It In a moderate oven for 21 or 30 min utes. Serve It with a medium thick white sauce to which may be added two tablespoons of minced sweet red pepper. WHET TAPIOCA PUDDING. M. cup tapioca. 1 cup cold whey, 1 cup boiling whey. 1 cup honey or maple syrup. I teaspoon salt flavoring. Soak the tapioca for 1 hour In the cold whey. Pour over this the boil ing whey, and cook the mixture until It is clear. Add the sweeten ing, salt and flavoring. Make a meringue, using: H teaspoon gelatin. 1 tablespoon cold water, 1 egg white. : table spoons maple syrup Soak the gelatin In the cold water and dissolve It by setting the dish In a pan of boiling water. Add the syrup to the stiffly beaten white. V and gradually add the gelatin. neat the mixture well, and place It by spoonfuls on the top of the pudding. Cover the pudding and steam It for IS minutes. Serve it cold. How Women Can Help. A BIG FIELD IN WAR ACTIVITIES. Some Instances of Pa trio tie Workers Who Are Doing Wonders for Their Country By Loretto C. Lynch. j j T TOW I wish X could help the h Red Cross," said a woman to her neighbor recently. "But I can't get away from bom to help any Of the war charltlea. My baby certainly has tied m down." There are lots of women who, for various reasons, cannot leave ham ven for a couple of hours a day and yet they can help. And Z venture to say that if every wo man in our land who is a stay-at-home, mad Just a little effort to help, another million dollars would be turned, ever to the various war charities. For Instance, one woman who has a baby, notified her friends that she would take car of their babies for 21 cents a day apiece, the pro ceeds to go to the Red Cross. Her motherliness was her biggest asset and this she capitalised. She had to "fuss" for her own baby and it was Trr little extra trouble to fix a little milk or milk and bread for another baby or two. The first month, she turned is Puss in Boots Jr. An Entertaining Good -Night Series for Young and Old By David Cory. w-WT'HAT'B the matter?" asked yy the giant when the little ' Blue Bird awoke him. aa Z mentioned In the story before this, -Th crafty stepfather of th .Princess Is comlnjr." answered th BlueBlrd. "Then If ail up with me." cried th giant "for hell change me again Into a pin tree!" but th Blue Bird did not wait to re ply, but hastened to find Ned. On entering his bedroom through th half open window, she found him already dressing. "Take th ring." he said, slipping it aver htr glossy neck, after she had told him. th news. "If you ran manage to touch him with it this wicked man will And that he has no power whatever to barm us." "I will make haste." replied th littl bird, "for by this Urn they must have reached th draw bridge." Then eh flew swiftly away and reached th other side of th moat Just as th horsemen set foot upon th bridge. Awaiting her opportunity to touch the wicked stepfather of the princess with th magic ring, she alighted quietly on the tip of a zpear which one of the horsemen carried. As they neared the centre of the drawbridge th cruel stepfather, as it suddenly aware of an unseen power, ex claimed. "I feel there is danger near." Upon which the spearman shook his spesr defiantly, but in so doing so startled the little bluebird that she nearly lost ner footing, and. alas! which was much more serious, csustd her to loosen her hold upon the magic gold ring, which slipped from her bill and fell Into th waters of the moat Like a falling star it shivered and glimmered In the rays of th moon, attracting the attention of a speckled trout who opened his mouth and swallowed tt as It splashed upon the silver surface of the water. "Thy spear ha done me good ser vice In time gone by," exclaimed the wicked king, not knowing at that very moment It had done him a better turn. Then the wicked retainers Inside th castle opened the gates and al lowed the king to enter the court yard. Puss looked down from his window and wondered what had be come of the blue bird, and the giant on hearing the gates open, quickly drew In bis feet and struggled ta get hi sboes on aa Puss Opened the door. "It's all up!" said the big fellow, with a wry face and a catch In his gruff voice. "I can feel already the piue needles beginning to stick out all over me!" "Oh, that's goose flesh, you're so frightened." replied Puss, smiling in spl'e of the danger. "It may not be as bad aa you think." Just then a great pounding came at the front doora "Who has locked the doors?" shouted the king. And in the next story you shall hear what that wicked king did to Puss Junior Copyrlclit 191". Dtrtd Cory. To De Continue. Lacked Persistence. A city man asked an octogenarian peasant what? to do to live to be eighty. "Don't drink, don't smoke, and keep out In the fresh air," was the reply. "But my father ob served all those rules, and he died at sixty" "Tea hut he did sot o aarvs 'a ions nouxh." S23 and that without area laavtag' bar bom. , Another woman over eighty. trsK abl to saw beaus of hr poo eyesight felt that sh too. might help. So beginning la th Eprlajr and ending ia th Tall wlUr Jellies, Jams, pickle and prservy sh kept earning money. Each thatr sh put up som goody for th Win tsr for her own larg family, ska triads half a dot en or mor Jars et it to sell. Sometimes bar grand daughter took it to th plae ta, which sh worked. Sometimes that preserve was raffled and somsttassC it was sold outright. Sometimes a busy neighbor, bought it During th Eiimner' months this patriotic old lady. l4 though sh was a stay-at-homs,." turned In fifty dollars to a society that sends bandages to the wound", d "overthera." On a recent visit , to New England. Z saw aa Tamplsf of patriotism so typical of New England. t A woman of fifty had been snV lng quit regularly for th BV Cross at their workrooms. Oa ban way home on day, sh mefwita aa accident in which sh broke aa arm and a leg. Th prospect of a, long period of confinement xoadV hr. sad because sh knew it woalsr be months before sh could go t th Red Cross workrooms again. , sourcefulnoss. sh decided that sourcefulness, sh decided that If sh could at least earn money t provide materials for others to sew: Sh got out htr grandmother's cook book. Sh had a wheel chair aaf th use of on of her hands. Ban bury Tarts! Who mouth does no water at th prospect of tho iC llelous English goodies! , She experimented until ah prst duced a Banbcry Tart -from wheat substitutes. She sold them for tea cents each. They cost flv. The profits, after th cost of th materi al was subtracted, went ta thRV Crosa And th earn woman, mad New England Clam Chcwder on certahj days. And every sailor boy and trtrr soldier boy in that towsf hopes that next tlm he will b abl to get a seat at that table sj her back porch so that be may US th folks back West that b txitsd' th "ral" thing. Another woman who found he girlhood house surrounded by offles) buildings, made quite a comfortable sum for a pet war charity la novel way. She was confined to her homa for many weeks. To th seat by offices she sent little cards. "Let m mend your silk stock ings. I live right rfext door. P. ceeds to th Women's Overseas Hospital." "I charged ten cents for aea sock or stocking mended." sh told me. "The girls put them in a larg envelope which I provided. On il they wrote name, office number and so on. Sometimes they called ana sometimes I hired a boy to collect and deliver. When a girl pays a dollar and a half for a pair of silk stockings she considers it money well spent when sh pays m ten or twenty cents to neatly darn ta hole that 'Just begun. And th men were Just as anxious to send m their socks." So you see there are lots of ways that a woman with a will to help. can help, even If she Is a shut-la or a needs-must-stay-at home. A Kindly Thought A young minister was preaching his tJal sermon In a village chapeL Ha was expatiating on theological subjects and was very positive, r. peatlng several times. "I am correct, though all th commentators dis agree with me." That evening. Just as the service was about to com mence, an old lady entered th door and walked straight to the front and. looking up into the young mini ister's face as she handed him a market basket carefully covered, said: -Brother. I heard you say this morning that all common tatera dis agree with you. 1 have brought you a basket of our very best which I hope you can eat!" A Weird Awakener. A new lodger had arrived at Mrs. Jenkins's, and. like the majority ef his fellow board era he had to b early astir. The next morning h stumbled over a tin bath on th top stair. Lodger and bath rolled with a frightened clatter down the stairs, and as the man picked himself up he heard a drowsy "AH right!" from one of the other residents of th house. Th victim of the accident complained of th carelessness ef the Individual who had put the bath on the stairs, and was astonished t hear his landlsdy chuckle. That was Mr. Crank." she explained gen ially. "Es such a eavy sleeper that nly a noise Ilk somebody falling downstairs can wak '1st, Thit's what ' calls Ms alarm clock!" Terrible Deprivation. "Ah." said an old sea captain, "when I was shipwrecked in South America I came across a tribe 4t wild women horribly wild. ThT had no tongues!" "Good graclousr exclaimed a listener. "How could , they talk?" -They couldn't" was ' th reply. "That was what mads them so wild!"