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mm Every Sacrifice You Make Helps to Shorten the War I v. J i Origin of Old Songs. "CING a Song of Sixpence" is as old as the sixteenth ccn tury. "Three Blind Mice" is found in a music book dated 1609. The Frog and the Mouse" was licensed in 1580. "London Bridge Is Broken Down" is of "unfath omable" antiquity. "Lucky Locket Lost Her Pocket," is as old as the reign of Charles the Second. This Day in History. T1IIS is the anniversary of the capture of Charlotte, N. C, by the British in 1780. Lord Cornwallis, who took it on the northward march, referred to it afterward as a "hornet's nest" The city later adopted the "hornet's nest" as its official emblem. Later in 1780 General Gates made bis,headquarters in Charlotte. The Wolves of New York . A STORY OF LOVE AND MYSTERY Mr. Stanley Insists Tweedledum and His Associates Dally With New Kinds of Poisons. "Of course." Tor a few moment they talked commonplaces. Then Tweedledum added: "What brines you here tonight. "French-- Is In Essex," returned Probyn. "He was badly wanted, I believe, but could not come up. Crimstcad is there, too. That Is why I am in possession tonight. Well." he added, after a short pause, "I suppose you would like to go through." He led the way back to the pas sage, and held up the curtain to Allow tbem to pass. "I know the chap," whispered Juy. as the curtain fell behind theirs "lie used to be- a parson. Who on earth would have thought of finding him here in this place a parson?" "Even "parsons drift." replied Tweedledum. "Thar man acquired the. drug habit that's how lie found his way here. They keep hira on out of charity." Guy asked no more questions. They stood in a largo and elabor ately furnished hall. "This way." said Tweedledum, as he turned the handle of the door that faced tham. Guy followed into the room and looked about him with considerable curiosity. . t hi the meantime Lilian and the two detectives had installed them clvea at the tobacconist's' across the road. Stanley senior was talk ing to Jthem with volubility and evident excitement. "I hope and trust, gentlemen." be raid, "that you will be able to get up a case against thesrogucs. It's high time their evil deeds were pot an end to. There's my, poor boy he's over there now. And it Isn't as If it was the ordinary sort of opium-smoking that goes on there I'm positive they are re sponsible for all manner of ruin, suicide, and murder. Poisons of all descriptions, sirs: my son says he knows of it. New fongled poisons, too. And Til tell you what: it's my belief that these two poor chil dren have been stolen " Swan, realizing what he was about to say, sought to stop him. But it was too late. "Yes," cried Lilian. "What for?" "To experiment on 'em, ma'am." was the answer. "To try the effect S of some new concoction" t "Shut up. you fool." cried S,wan. lS? t you see- Lillan had fainted. CHAPTER CXIXT. Guy's Betrayal. Guy Hocking looked about him with curiosity and not a. little dls cust. He had already seen' this room from the outside, bul on that occasion his view had been llmlte1 and his examination of It had been brought to a sudden conclusion. Still he was acquainted with Its salient features. Mats, dTapery. tables the deco rations generally were Eastern. Luxury was aimed at but 'the glamour of It seen at close quar ters had somewhat faded. The beavy curtains wcrp dust-laden, the walls where visible were grimy and stained. Thero were bunks at either end of the room, one abovi the other, as on board ship, with curtains hanging before them so as to conceal the occupants from view. Some of these curtains were drawn, but the temporary possessors of other bunks wore loss careful to conceal themselves. It was early In the evening, and they were not all occupied. A few men rec'ined on couches such as Guy had already seen through the window, some smoking, some already asleep, and the China man. Chan-Ling, hovered about the room, refilling a pipe when neces 'sary. imperturbable of expression but talking to such clients as seemed disposed to conversation. The thick Eastern carpet was worn and foul, and the air was heavy wl'h opium fumes. Tveedledum beckoned to Chsnc L'ng. who approached thrm. pipes in hand. "Tour pip. Mr. Tweedledum'" lie chirped. He spoke with a eurtous ly birdlike Intonation. "Someone new you bring us? He smoke, too?" "Tcs, my friend is going to trv a pipe. He has never smoked he fore, so you l.now what to give him." Tweedledum whispered a few word' 1o the Clllna.nan. who grinned comprehension. "The flrj-t pipe i not alwavs a pleasant experience." explained Tweedledum. "It may not have the effect of inducing agreeable sleep or the dreams that wc expert. Opium does not produce the same effect upon Europeans that it does upon Asiatics. But they are clever people here, and they have studied the subject. The 'chandu' given to newcomers is prepared In tome way f wh'ch they alone bav-e the se ' cret It produces rapid results, and results which aie totally Innocuous. Tou needn't be afraid of a bad headache when ou wake up. and your sleep -for sleep you undoubt edly will after the first pipe will only make you anxious to repeat the" experiment. Oh. they are subtle"- he laughed harshly -"very subtle, the wavs of this house." Chan-Lung brought him his pipe. He glanocd at the Chinaman's Im passive face. Would the Celchtlal r-ove amenable when the time come to deal with him? Guy slip ped a gold coin Into his hand: It was well to make a good Impres lon from the first. Chan-Lung grunted and pocketed the money, but gave no sign of gratitude or pleasure. Tweedledum drew his couch close to that which Guy had appropriat ed. Hp was already smoking. "Let me show you how to light up." he raid. Guy held hii pike awkwardly. It was impossible to avoid taking m few whiffs of it. He told himself that he must avoid Inhaling the X noxious fumes. He noticed that a Xoung man. pale of face and un- 1 healthy, was watching him from another corner of the room very Intently. This must be young Stan ley, who was in on the secret, but unable to assist in any way. The few whiffs he had taken from the pipe were certainly agreeable. The smoke was soft and pleasing to the palate. He asked himself, a sense of comfort steal ing over him. if It were xeally true that the smoking was as noxious as people made it out. He put the Question to Tweedledum. "Noxious? No," returned that In dividual, in tonea of dreary con tent. "I've smoked for years, and I'm none the worse for it. rull at your pipe, man, don't be frightened of IL" Guy talked, and as he talked he forgot that he was playing a part A peculiar elation took possession of him, and he felt unaccountably happy. Tweedledum was a good fellow after all; what a fool Guy had been to misjudge him. Again and again he raised tbe pipe to his lips. Guy's taik became disjointed and broken. He knew that he was there for the sake of saving a pair of abducted children, and that he wax doing this for Lilian's sake. Well, of course, he was going to be suc cessful, he would break up the whole place If they refused to do as he asked. That stolid old China man with his face like brown pa per: why, Guy would shake the very life out of him. if he was stubborn and obdurate. But why should he wait? He had found that Tweedledum was more than friendly. Here, ready at his side, was a powerful ally, who knew the ways of the house, and who would be pleased to rendfr Im mediate service. Where Guy's re quest mlcht fall Tweedledum's cer tainly would meet with success. What a fool lie had been not to think of it before. He took another pull at his pipe and that decided him. Why should he go through the farce of stimu lating sleep? It might be an hour before Tweedledum succumbed to the influence of his opium, accus tomed to it as he was". Jle pic tured Lillian waiting anxiously at the tobacconists across the road. He was there to help Lillian and the children; delay might be fatal to his plan. s -- He' leaned over to Tweedledum. "I say," he said, hoarseley, 'you are a real pal. Tweedledum, aren't you?" "Why. of course, old man. Can you doubt it?" "Then look here. Tou can do me a good turn. I'll tell you why I got you tnj bring mV hero." 'Tell mc all about it. old chap." e said. Insinuatingly, "and. of course I'll do my best for you." "Well. It's this." murmured Guy, sleepily. "Therc'M a fellow who runs this show you haven't men tioned to me. Ills name is oh. I can't remember lfis blessed name, hut it begins with a V. He's a fort of a gypsy, with a dash of the gen tleman thrown in. Well. he, or rather his agent, has abducted a couple of children belonging to some one of whom Pm fond some, me you know, too.- I won't men tion names. They are a pair of ndopted kids, but she Is as fond of them as if they were her own. Do yon follow- me?" "Here?" "In this very house," "Are you sure?" "Certain. They've been traced here and the police arc watching the house. I want to get them out quietly so as to prevent a row. but. if I fail, the place will be raided sure as you're alive. I meant to tnckle old rape rf ace over there " "Chan-Lung?1 "Tes. bribe him. you know. But you'll do just as well, and be more l'kely to succeed than I." His voi-e was growing verv weak. "Resides. Sou'ro a pal. Will you get them cut of the house. Tweedledum, and 'deposit them at the lehaeeoniM'f. aeros the way. There's someone waiting for them there. I'm get tine sleepy." The pipe fell from his hands, and he stretched out his long limbs con tentedly, lie felt that he had done his duty. Tweedledum saw that Guy was helpless. lie failed Chan-I.unr to his fide, nnd rpoke to him in a haptv under tone The two men wc-e so hnrtlv engaged in theV conversation that they did not notice smoker arise from his courh at the fartehr end of the room land Meal out. This was young Stsnlev. who had been watching, simulating sleep, but struggling to eateh what he eould of Guy's words to Tweedledum, lie had surmised the truth: seen. too. that Gur had succumbed to the in fluence of opium. Lijeklly for him. Chan-Lung did not notice his de parture. (Continued Tomorrow ) Copyrighted. W. It. Hearst i MOTHS KILL FRUIT A. SriAlL MOTH -THE TftQlAM-rtE ALnOTVi OtSTROY DffiED FRUITS HO VEGETABLES l-'ree books uf !umI:ii thin on van iilns nl duli.K - he-u Irsurd by the National t t Cardcn Com mission. Tluy nid lm obtained at any of The Washington Times dis tributing ktatluuk. liy oTnuei " I These new two-piece designs look well and wear long. They can be made of substantial ma terial, rrcsonable in price. . made of substantial ma- ifefSfeSKV terial. rconable in JWSS JPErW ( Here are three clever war-time eu.j .... n rrom Good Home- FJ'Rl Jf le'fl keeping, the leading household magazine of the country, a panol blouse 9riUm(f HIt and aeparate skirt admirably take the place of the one-piece dress. For xffI9 'a ft jJJPd 'workaday war duty make the blouse of serge or satin. For evening 'fityfflff lOVQ Qnt) &r wear make It of chiffon. The white crepe da chine blouse at the center .ScPtJjVy tDT The Terrible Tempered Mr. Wrecked the Victor Hugo' powers of dlge. tlon were of p" ordinary chillier. In some reminiscence contributed to I. Temps. M. Kdnii.ird I.ockrry relstcs that the poet when served with craylli.li Invariably sin them uh9l swallowing lite cIhms and ulieJI with great i;uslo. Orsnges were deal! Mllli In (lie same uay, thn pe befng eaten with as mm h rc;Mi nn Uio rult. A dinner parly at tlie pnei's w.is n trying or ileal for people nf normal nppetite "On one oceaiin," writes M l.oekro, "we were fed tor three hours without Intermission, And after forty monutes' respite in the drawing room we were marched -.... ,, ..jiiUKttlf. inn Fashions and War Time Economy -- JF rJ:ymmm$iM'v?K Bang Woke Up Cc!d the Other Night and Just About House Gathering Things to Sleep Under. By FONTAINE FOX Anecdotes of The Famous bsek to rups " partake of pastry and When Jennyj.lnd visited Ham burgh In ISrw ,h went Into a music-seller's In Trlnres street to buy Home, songs. The young man who served her, not knowing who stood before him, naked if she had heard the great Jenny Ijnil. Tim answer was In tha affirmative and the stranger then put 'tho same same question to him. Ilegrctfiilly he replied that he lud not been Mhlo to afford to go, much as hed eslred. Jenny I.lnrl then asked him ts pluy the accompaniment of the song she held In her hand. I'neenecloua of everything except the. rich note which poured from the singer's throat, the young man played on. When the amis; was finished, the gieat singer remarked, ".Vow you have heard Jenny I.lnd!" and left Die shop without waiting for any thanks. According- to the Book. Voting Itufb.ind ".My dear Ma bel. I must say this pudding does nit taste very nice:" Young wife - "All imagination, dear! it says in the cookery book thr.t it tastes ex- eellentr- Three clever designs from the fashion pages of Good Housekeeping, the nation's greatest home magazine. Repub lished bv soecial permis sion. " Puss in Boots ? Jr. By David Cory IN" the story before this we left little Puss at the gates of the Rabblt-Klnc's castle, you re member. Well, when the great big white rabbit opened the palaco gates, he bowed very low and said to the little rabbits who were with Puss: "Pray tell me who Is your com rade in red top boots?" "Puss In Eoots, Junior," they an swered. And when the great, big Immense white rabbit heard that, he bowed still lower and said, "Wel come, Sir Cat." and then ho led them Into the courtyard and up the mar ble steps in front of the beautiful castle. And before Puss new it, he via standing before the Kabbit King's throne. And, Oh. me and Oh. my! It was a beautiful throne, for it was made of pink coral to match the pink nose of the white Kabbit King. "Welcome. Sir Cat," he said, and then he beckoned to Puss and made room for him on the beautiful throne. And you can well Imagine Puss was greatly pleased, for I guess it was the first time he had ever sat upon a throne. "Tell mo soma of your adven tures, for I see you are a travel er," said the Rabbit King. So l'tiss told him nil about Mother loose. Country and Kalry I.ind and the Country of the Gods, and about the CSIant Mcrrylaugli anil the dwarf Wrinkle Fare, and many more, besides, only I can't remember them all. but perhaps you will If you have read all the Puss Junior stories. And when Puss finished the Rab bit King sal!!, "Vou are a vnry in Icrestlnir cat If you will slay with inc I will make- you seneschal of my castle." Hut Puss politely thanked him and said no. he would rather travel, for "I am a wandering little cat. My home Is under my feathered hat, Itut oh! the wonderful things I've seen When I met the beautiful Fairy Queen And Thunder Voice, the Giant big. And the llttlcsiDwarf. not as tall as a sprig. And N'cptuno's horses, foamy and fleet. And a monster with ten thousand feet I took a trlb to the Man in the Moon. I saw the dish run after the spoon. I rode In the chariot of tho Sun Rut, goodness me! I haven't begun To tell you tho wonderful things I saw; So good-hr. King 1st me shako your paw." And then Tusa bowed very low and left fho While RalibltV caat,le and started once more on hla Jour ney of adventure. And byand-b. after a while, he came to a river where a white Wnler llorsn was snorting awny snd dashing th spray high Into the air. "Are you one of Neptune's horses?" asked littles Puss Junior, and ho leaned over the hank as far as he could to get n good view of the beautiful white sra horse. Ami oh dear me! I hone l'us won't fall In before I have time lo write the not etory. for If he does I wo.-der what the big white water horse would do. (Copyright lors. David Cory.) T lie Continued. When a Girl Marries ANABSORBINGSERIALOFYOUNGWEDDEDUFl Friends Taunt About Tom Mason's Attentions to Anne Again Sets c Jim to Worrying By ANNE LISLE. (Coprrlcht, lilt, by King Features Syndi cate. Inc.) CHAPTER PCXV. This morning Jim and I faced facts. Jim showed tne hla letter It waa from the War Department the acceptance of hla resignation from Uu) army. So this is Jim's hut day in the uniform of hla country! When I had finished reading the letter I looked up (rim eyes brirn ming and ready to overflow. But be fore I could say a word to comfort him, JJm came and put his arm around me, "Never mind, little girl. It's all right. Steady there! I'll have to go down and set some 'cits' ready-made I guess. I've no right to this uniform that I've been is for so long," he said. This was how Jim met his big moment, quietly and like a real sol dier. I tried to be as simple and matter of course as he: "It's years since you've been In civilian clothes 'cits' aa you call them. It'll be a lark picking out your suit may I come with you?" As I spoke it flashed over me that Jim might have ordered a suit of clothes a week ago! Then'I realized that until his resignation was ac cepted he could hardly believe that he waa no longer Lieutenant Har rison of the American aviation. "I'd rather co alone, dear. If you would help me I'd like to do ADVICE TO THE LOVELORN By BEATRICE FAIRFAX She Introduces a Girl Friend. DEAR MISS FAIRFAX; I have been going- with. a young' man "steady" for the last three months and lately I introduced him to a girl friend of mine and It lias " changed.hlm-a. great deal. I bad L little quarrel with him and sine then he does not ask me to go out with him any more, lie comes to the house, stays a little while, talks to my mother and then goes away again. What would you do about It? ANXIOUS. There is really nothing to advise but to wait and see If the old friendly relationship will not come back of its own accord. And in the meantime, try to avoid showing any petulance against the young lady who seems to have supplanted you. Your friend must still have some Interest in you or he would not come to your house regularly. Perhaps he may think the trouble Is with. you. Who Should Call First? DEAR MISS FAIRFAX: I am a young man and have been keeping company with a girl for the past six months, and by going lceher home three times a Week I have naturally met all her family. But whenever I speak to her about coming to my house to meet my mother, whom she has never seen, she refuses by saying It would be more proper for my mother to call on her first. G. F. If the young lady Is determined to stana on ner iormai ngnis me, mtn. f.mllv m.lr.a the erst estt on' his fiancee. But It "would be an en tirely gracious and proper thing for the young lady to waive formality and allow you to take her to your mother, particularly as she Is an old lady. Writing to a Sailor. DEAR MISS FAIRFAX: I have a friend of whom I think a great deal. He is a sailor and away at present. Wr have been corresponding for the past year, and I have changed my residence and have sent him my new address, but as yet he has not replied. Do you think I should write him again? M. A. In vvr of the uncertainty of mall intended for men in this branch of the service, I should certainly not hesitate to write him and give him my new address. Sometimes sailors receive five and six letters at one time after having been without mall tor weeks. This is no time for girts to stand on their dignity in regard to answered letters from men in the service. Local Patriotism. "The extent to which all classes of society have brought their pa triotism Into practice has been marvelous, was a remark made to me by Field Marshal Sir Evelyn Wood, V. C in a recent conversa tion. As an Instance of this he men tioned how chcapl. yet efficient ly, a wounded soldiers hospital, within a stone's throw' of his resi dence at Harlow, was run. Sir Evelvn Is actively Interested In Its management, and his daugh ter works there every day as a pantry-mald. along with others similarly stationed In life. The cooking is done by three ex-cooks, who will not accept a penny for their services. The whole of the laundry . work Is done free of charge. Well, Possibly? -Improvement in the train ser vice. I obecrve." said a regular traveler to the local station mas ter. "Indeed." eaild the official: -J wasn't awraie of It What is the changer' Trains whistle yflhout stopplar now." explained tho traveler. something worth while first that" .article for Ealdane's," he said a bit unsteadily. After, he had 'dictated the first, draft of "Jobs Not Bouquets," Jim" fairly dashed out of the house. I knew that he needed to- get away, from the pity-In my eyes. - 'While I waa at my typewriter Jim's laundry came, then' the lee man's bill arrived, and the .fruit, man .and weekly list of, telephone calls appeared to. search, of pay at: about the same time. After our bills were settled, there remained. In my purse five cents and fifteenv dollars of the thirty Jim had riveat me! Mr. Haldane was- all enthusi asm about the story J spent a hap py hour at, the office. Then, rather, than break a five dollar bill for car fare.. I walked home, even though the afternoon was sultry. Just as I arrived at our floor taxi droveyup and Jim got out. - taxi. I stood In stunned, silence while he paid the man. and stunned I remained as ha whirled me up to our apartment, propelled me Into it, and then enveloped me in a boyish bear hug. Jjlm was exuberantly happy. He had come across a wast adv. that, seemed to point right to him Snedden & Company advertised for a man with good connections andL able to handle gilt-edged mtnlnsi, stocks. , "I knew I was the man. You'll! see, Anne, I cant call on my per- sons! friends begging for a Job I'm not going about whining for; favors. But I can go to my friends when.1 have a chance to do them a, favor. The fellows I have played, round with are just the customers, for the Snedden stocks. Well. C got the Job therefore the taxC Now we go to the Vanclair roof las, another taxi!" I didn't protest. Our luck seemed . to have turned, and I was warm, and tired and ready to have a lit-, tie more coolness and rest than oar kitchenette offered. Out came the lavender organdy and my leghorn hat with the band of amethyst velvet and nodding pink roses. I must look my very. sweetest Jim's "IIlsc girl" to,' celebrate his success. We were late In arrlving'at the? Vanclair, roof and might have been turned away without a table; but a friendly voice hailed us over the9 shoulder of the shrugging, lndlf- ferent captain, and fa another mo" ment Dicky Royce was leading us to a table where sat Sally and the' dreadful, old painted shrew of' the Walgrave Mrs. Varden. who. turned out to be- Sally's mother. For a minute or two I forgot to be annoyed by her presenee-vBut Mrs. Varden managed to alter J.hat di rectly, by dint of a few of-bsr barbed words: "Well. Jlmmle. so you and the little wife actually do travel to gether now and then! Generally when I see her you're neglecting' her. and Tom Mason is busy prov ing his friendship for you." She waved a playful finger at Jlfn; but looking "at his strained-' face I wondered If my boy. was not aboutto say something merciless and cruel to the o!d vixen. She waV saved, for Just then a waltz struck up and Dicky swep her out to the' dance floor. A strange man ap peared somewhere and claimed Sally. And the 'next moment the waiter came to take our order: so before my hour of reckoning pounced upon me I had a little time to gain some vestige of self-control. Jim's voice was portentously quiet, when at last he turned tc mei "Anne. dar. it's most unfortunate tTiat you've pu yourself Into a po sition whe" the Varden woman-can- -Ins'ii nte thlrgs about you." "But. Jlmmle. boy. Tom Mason arrived onlv. last night, how real' his friendship Is." I cried. "Tou aren't gong to forget It again, are you. because that' dreadful old creature claws at me like the caf she 3r "No. dear. But I. don't want her' to have anything to dig her olaws Into. TouTi be careful, wont you, Anne?" Jim's voice had a stern dignity that frightened me. yet' made me love him more than ever , "Careful! I meant to be careful all the while that Is. I didn't . mean to do anything that wasn't, entirely loyal. Now, I want to tell you about the blue and green And at that moment the dancers, came back. "Why so unhappy. Mrs. Harrison? Bored by friend husband already?" sneered Mrs. Varden. Jim stole a quick glance at my face and answered in my stead: "Anne actually Is unhappy Mrs Varden. Pve resigned from the army and she's sharing njy disap pointment because I'm not physl-. cally fit to serve." There were ejaculations: ques tions as to what he was going ts Ao. suggestions and finally out oT the hurly burly of noise came Jim's, triumphant announcement that had already secured employment that ho was going to work for Sned den Jfc Co. "Oh the Snedden bunch?" said Dlekv. Ills voice arrested my attention. Was he merely Indifferent the shadowy Imitation of a friend or w;as there really some reason why Jim's connection with the firm, didn't appeal to him? (To He rentlnned.) Mender on the Mend. "1 understood you to say ths other day that your wife was ill. but t siippo'e she is better; I saw her this murnlng sitting by the window, sewing." said one man to another,. "Oulte right'" replied the otharL "Aa you observed, today she Is jL tfft mend'"