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Ar other Installment of "The Dark Star" Annears Today
Rare Bells of Gold.
HOLD and copper bells served as money among the
peoples of Mexico and Central America before the time
of the American Indian. The gold bells, of Costa Rica are
exquisite examples of metal-work; many of them are
modelled in the form of binjs, monkeys and grotesque
This Day m nistory.
THIS is the anniversary of the death in 1855 of Charlotte
Bronte, the author of Jane Eyre, one of the classics of
the English language. Charlotte's life was a series of
bitter trials. Her father lost his sight, her gifted brother
died a drunkard, her two beloved sisters also died early,
and she herself knew only a few years of happiness.
"The Dark Star"
By Robert W. Chambers
Brandes, a Notorious Gambler, Meets
Rue by Chance and Is Infatuated
With Her Innocence and Beauty
fluhannah Carew, born In Treblzosd,
daughter of an American missionary.
SB-everend Wllbour Carew. accompanies
Sier parents to their old home In Cay
geld. Kew York State, after the lather
Had been crippled by a Mohammedan
fanatic Her favorite amusement la
playlnr with the wonder box of the
late Herr Conrad Wilner. a few paces
lei whose diary are always read by her
tether or -mother to her as a btlrae
ptozy. The box contains treasures
Vita which Rue plays and finds ab
sorbing Interest. She learns from the
diary that "Wllner saw the box being
dropped from, a yacht in tb Bospher-.
& and fished it up with the body of a
beautiful tirl sewn In a sack,
x Wllner. as an agent of the German
government, makes plans tor torturing
SaJUpolT TR Mnplleates of ties
jCre stolen and be rats erldenca that
too T seek bis, life. Ha gives the
Vox to Rev. Mr Carsw for safe kere
Jpff.wlth Instructions to scad the pUnf
Co Berlin In case he is killed. He la
atoned to death, bat Mr. C&rsw keeps
The chd Msplars a ialwrt tor
drawlap. She learns she Is to set a
itency of IE.000 upon bcr marriage.
, Rue meats Jim NetHmd. a younc
artist, and likes him.
Eddie Brandes, gambler, and bj
Pal Stall meet Rue and the former Is
smitten by hex beauty.
ABehiad him Stall dried bis fea
tures, rummaged In the en I tease.
Produced a bathrobe and slippers,
Pfrt them on, and atret.ch.ed himself
oat on the bed.
'"Arent yoa coming down to buzz
tbe preacher?" demanded .Brandes,
tsrrning from the drenched window.
"80 you can talk -phony to the fit
e kid? No?"
Ah, get it out of roor head that
I mean phony."
"Well, what do yon meant"
Stall gave blxn at coatemptness
gjance and turned over pn the pil
low. "Are yon coming down?"
''So Brzodes took another snrvey of
llmself In the class, used bis comb
C$d brashes again, added & studied
twist to his tie, shot bis caffs, and
walked out of the room with the
gelid determination which charac
terized his carriage at all times.
' CHAPTER VL
Ta Bad of eBtley
lato-fcaebed wdt!4i smelling
eweet- as e wet rose, a cloudless sky
tambllng- and foaming under tho
bridge of these Mr. Eddie Brandes
"was agreeably conscious as he step
ped out op-the veranda after break
fast, and, unclasping a large gold
ctear case. Inserted a cigar between
"He always had; the appearance of
fearing Just come ont of a Broadway
bsrber shop with the risible trace
f ebaye, shampoo, massage, and
manicure patent upon bis person.
His short, square flgore was
clothed in well-cat blue serge;
ssxart straw bat embellished his
head, polished russet shoes his re
markably small feet On his email,
tit fingers several heavy rings were
conspicuous. And the odor of co
logne exhaled from and snbtly per
; Across the road, hob-deep to -wet
grass and weeds, he conld see his
wrecked runabout, glistening with
Se stood for a while on the- re
randa, both'hands shoved deep into
Ms pockets, hia cigar screwed Into
sis cheek. From time to time he
3bigled-keys and loose coins In his
packets. Pteally he sauntered down
thae steps kb& across the wet road to
fexspeet the machine at closer view.
gonteniplatlttg It tranquilly, head
on one -efde and his left eye closed to
avoid " the drifting cigar smoke,
be presently became aware of a
girl fa, a pink print dress leaning
PYr Che gray parapet of the bridge.
.And. picking his way among the
paddles, he went toward her.
"Good morning. Mis Carew," he
said, taking off hh? straw hat.
She tamed her head over her
shoulder; the early son glistened on
his shiny, carefully parted hair and
Hpgered In a glory on a diamond
''Good morning. she aafd. a little
WJcertainty, for the memory of
their first meeting on the bridge
had not entirely been forgotten,
Ton had breakfast early he
He kept his hat off; such little
sortesies have their effect; also It
was good for hi hair which, he
feared, had become a trifle thinner
"It is heantiful weather," said
Mr. Brandes, squinting at her
through his cigar smoke.
'"Yes." She looked down into the
"This is a beautiful country. Isn't
tt, Miss Carew?"
With his head a little on one
aide he inspected her. Tliere was
enly the fine curve of her cheek
visible, and a white neck nnder th
chestnut hair; and one slim, tanned
band resting on the stone parapet.
Do you like motoring?" he
She looked apt
"""Yes. I have only been out
"T11 have another car up here in
few days. Td like to take you out"
She was silent.
Ever go to Saratoga?" he in
"I'll take you to the races with
year mother. Would you like to
She remained silent so long that
be became a trifle uneasy.
"With your mother," be repeated,
moving so be oould see a little
more .of ber face.
"I don't think mother would gp,"
"WouJd she let you go?"
i, I Jsyx't -think so.-
"Thfctfe's nothing wrong with
racing,-" he sals, 'Hf ypu don't bet
money on the bor." "
But Jlu- I;-'"' ' 'ni 'o;i
xport. and her ignorance as well a.
the suggested combination of Sara
toga, automobile, and horse racing
left her silent again.
Braadpfi sat down on the pirapet
of the bridge and held his straw hat
on bis fat knees.
A Fassily Party.
"Then we'll stales it a family
party," he said, "your father and
mother and yoa, shall wc? And
we'll just go off for the day."
"Would yoa like it?"
"Will yoa gof
I work ip the mill."
"How abopt Sunday?"
"TTe go to ehurch. I don't
know. Perhaps we might go
ip the afternoon."
T1( ask yoqr father," he said,
watching the delicately flushed face
with odd, almost sluggish perslst-
His ray-green eyes seemed hyp
notized; he appeared unable to turn
them elsewhere; and she, grad
ually becoming conscious of his
scrutiny, Jcjpt her own eyes averted.
"What were you looking at ia the
water?" be asked.
"J was looking for oar boat- It
isnt there. Tm afraid It has gone
over the dam."
"Til help you search for it," he
said, "when I come back from the
village, rm folng to walk over
and find somebody who'll cart that
runabout to the railroad station
You're pot going that
way, are you?" he added, rising.
-Then " he lifted his hat high
i and put it on with csre'fentit lit
tle later. Miss carew Ana
I want to apologize for speaking so
familiarly to yoa yesterday. I'm
orry. It's a way we get Into in
Kew York. Broadway Isn't good for
a man's manners. Will
yoa forgive me, Miss CarewT"
Embarrassment kept her silent;
she nodded her head, end finally
turned nd looked at htm. His smile
was agreeable.' '
She smiled ffttattr, toe, and pose.
"Until later, then," be said.
This Is the Gayfleld ra. Isn't UT
She turned and walked toward
the house and as though be could
net kelp himself he walked beside
her, bis bat In bis band ones more,
"I like this place," be said. "I
wonder ir there is a bptel in Gay
fleld." The Gayfleld House,'
"Is it very bad?" be asked jo
cosely. X$ne Seesa flnrprtsed.
She seemed surprised. It
considered good, she thought.
With a slight, silent ned of dis
missal she odressed the road and
went into the house, leaving him
standing beside bis wrecked ma
chine once more, looking after her
out of sluggish eyas.
Presently, front the house,
emerged Stall, his party face star
tling In its pallor nnder the cloud
less sky, and walked slowly over to
"Well, Ben," said the latter,
pleasatly, Tm going to Gayfleld to
telegraph for another car,"
"How eoon can they get one tip?"
Inquired Stall, Inserting a largo
cigar rnto bis slltted mouth, and.
'Oh, te a couple of days, X guess.
Z don't knew. I don't ears much,
"We can go on o Saratoga by
train,' saggested Stall cample
cently, "We can stay here, too."
Brandes said in bis etght-llpped,
even vol cat
The flshings good. X guess XT1
try It." He continued to content
plate tho machine, but StuTTs black
eyes, were tamed on him Intently,
"Hew about the races?" he asked.
"Xo we go or not?"
"When they send us a car to go
"Isn't the train good enoagh7"
'The fishing here Is better."
Etull pasty visage tamed soorcr;
A Penary Prevpest.
'"Do yea mean we loee coople of
days in this Godforsaken dump be
cause you'd rather go to Saratoga
ia a ralrload than In a train?"
"I tell yoa I'm going t stick
around for a while."
"For how long?"
"Oh, I don't know. When we get
our car we can talk it ever
"Ah," ejaculated Stall in disgust,
"what the hH's the, matter with
rou? Is it that little skirt yon was
Buzzing out here like you never
seen one before?"
"How did you guess, BenT" re
turned Brandes with the almost ex
pressionless Jocularity that char
acterized him at times.
' "That little red-headed, spindling,
freckjed, milk-red mtlt hand '
"Funny, ain't It? But there's no
telling what will catch the tired
business man, is there. Ben?"
"Well, what does catch him?" de
manded Stall angrily. "What's tha
"I guess she's the answer, Ben."
"Ah, leave the Wd alone
"I'm going to have th car sent
up here. Fm going tp take her oat
Go on to Saratoga If ypn want to.
ni meet yoa there"
"When Tm reads-," replied
Brandes evenly. But he smiled.
Stall looked at him, end hf white
face, soured by dyspepsia, became
snilen with wrath. At such times.
1PP. blf sramrnar sufrereg froin Jn
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Puss in Boots
By David Cory.
jfyvAME, get up ad-bake your
""' Bake your pies,
On Christmas Day in the morn
ing!" "Dame, what makes .your maidens
Maidens lie, maidens lie;
Dame, what makes your maidens
On Christmas Day in the morning!"
Then it all came back to them. It
was Little Jack Horner's father
who was calling. And it was
Christmas morning. Of course, it
was only last night that they had
gone to the Christmas Tree! Tom
Thumb sprang out of bed and
looked at the little fur overcoat
which he had received for a pres
ent Then they beard 'Jack Horn
er's father calling again:
"Dame, what makes your ducks to
Ducks to die, docks to die;
Dame, what makes your ducks to
Dame, get up and bake your pics,
On Christmas Day In the morning?"
"Because we are to have them for
Christmas dinner," she answered,
"and a mighty flno dinner we shall
Puss Junior and Tom Thumb
ppened their eyes. At first they
didn't remember where they were.
"Mr. Horner seems to know his
Mother Goose," whispered Puss
Junior. "Perhaps we'd better get
up," and he sprang out of bed and
pulled on his red top boots, while
Tom Thumb put on his fur over
coat! Pretty soon the children
came tramping down the stairs, and
then Mr. Horner called out again:
'Their wings are cut and they can
Their wings are cut and they can
On Christmas Day In the morning."
"Well, that Is lneky." said Mr.
Horner; "I was thinking I might
have a hard time catching them."
"Well, by this time, the children,
with Puss Junior and Tom Thumb,
wore playing with their present
nnder the tree, which was still
standing, but the candles were not
lighted of course. It looked very
pretty. Just the same, for tho sliver
tinsel and trinkets were still hang
ing from Its green boughs.
After a while they all went out
for a sleigh ride, which was great
fun. "Jingle bells, jingle bells,
Jingle nil the way!" And Puss
Junior and Tom Thumb never had
so much fun as they did on that
ride, and when everybody got homo
there was the wonderful Christmas
dinner waiting for them.
"Christmas comes but onco a year.
But when it doe it brings good
Copyright, 1010, David Cery,
To Ba Continued.
The Silkworm of the Sea.
Many worms live in tho seas, and
some of them are very beautiful
creatures. But the so-called "silk
worm of tho sea" the designation
being purely figurative and poati
sal Is a bivalve mollucs properly
known as the pinna and native to
the Mediterranean. It spins a silk
so beautiful that in ancient days the
fiber was reserved exclusively for
the weaving of royal garments.
This silk Is spun by the mollusc to
furnish an anchor line by which it
fastens Itself to a convenient rock.
It is extremely fine and very strong.
Cleaned, dried and passed through
combs, it Is reduced to delicate
threads of a lustrous brownish yel
low hue, which arc woven Into
gloves, stockings and other arti
cles. Pcope for Business,
Tho mistress of the house was ob
durate. "No," she said firmly, "J
don't want no buttons nor no laces."
Putting his foot in the fast-closing
door, the peddler held up his hand-,
"Here you are, lady," said he.
" 'Grammar for Beginners,' only
Mistrcsr Why didn't you come
vhen I rang, Mary? Maid I didn't
hear the bell, mum. Mistress Well,
in future, when you don't hear the
' " ' vo must co no ai d t 1
A double chin may be re
duced by placing the thumb
and index finger under chin
and stroking firmly in and
To reduce the neck, lay
three middle fingers under
lobe of ear, then with rotary
movement work down and
Place both hands under
f (.together, and roll and push backward and down. ' J
By- Nora Mullane.
IN making muscle or building up
a thin neck, you must work
gently, lightly, easily. In re
ducing a fat neck, you must take
hold firmly and work more quickly,
but take care not to hurt or injure
When, after illness or dieting,
the skin has become loose and
flabby, the exercises and 6trokings
must be given lightly at first; aim
rather at a gradual change than
A flabby skin is one in which the
tissues have been emptied of their
fatty substances; In such a case you
will have to apply gentle friction
with the tips of the fingers, fol
lowed by stroklngs. Repeat every
day, or twice a day, until the mus
cles are restored to their normal
Very little cream is used in re
ducing. Just enough to keep the
hands soft so as not to roughen or
bruise the skin. Also, It Is better to
work for ten or fifteen mlnutos
twice a day rather than half an hour
at a time. Reducing Is liko any
other now exercise; It will make the
muscles feci sore at first, particu
larly If you work too long at ono
Always have the neck and hands
Keeping the Family Skeleton
By Brice Belden, M. D.
WB suppose that no single no
tion has done more harm
than the false Idea that
many parsons entertain regarding
heredity. Nothing is more common
than to sea people succumb to an
obsession that certain things are "In
the family" when there Is no good
reason for their attitude.
Alcoholism has often been ex
cused on the ground that "father
had the taste," Very often in such
cases the doctrine of heredity is
invokod to screen selfish Indulgence
and unwarranted debauchery.
There can bo no overestimating
the influence upon the young and
impressionable of constantly hearing
supposed family failings discussed.
Naturally, they grow up fall of no
tions that are 90 per cent erroneous,
and a vast amount of unnecessary
nervous invalidism results.
If children could start their lives
knowing nothing of thoir ancestry
the majority of them would acquit
themselves very well In life, even
if abnormal tendencies wort in the
family line. Imagine the effect
upon a person in whose family runs
the tradition that all members of
it "go to the bad" at the age of
A wholesome tendency in the
right direction seems to be devel
oping today, howeveF, and there is
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The reader gets In close touch with
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rr'""i I'tii ' ' - c -j an j New
the ears, with flnflew close '
scrupulously clean before you be
gin your treatment; then make
cure you are not going to be dis
turbed for at least fifteen minutes
Supply yourself with a little cold
cream to lubricate the hands and
have a good supply of determina
tion and will power. Bat thinking
your chin Is going to disappear is
not enough. Tot; most work and
When you are ready to begin
your massage, sit In front of a
nlrror, relax the muscles of the
neck as much as possible, hold the
three middle fingers of the right
hand close together, lay them firm
ly and strongly under the lobo of
the left ear, then, with a rotary
movement, work downward and
backward toward the shoulder.
In this way cover the whole side
of the neck, back to tho spinal
column, but not over It. Take care,
also, not to work on the cartllago
that forms the prominence in front
of tho throat, commonly called tho
Adam's apple. Work on the other
side of tho neck the same way,
stroking firmly backward and
downward and repeat the stroking
until you feel you have brought
the blood to the surface.
Stud? thin valuable article In Its
entirety In the April Geod fleaae
keeping. less and less coddling of children.
It Is precisely the delicate child
who should not be coddled, and
right here we wish to say that so
called delicate children are often
delicate only In the minds of their
fond and foolish parents. As A
matter of fact, no child should be
Heredity does not play nearly so
large a part In the domain of dis
ease as was once supposed. W.iat
we do Inherit very often, speaking
practically, are the habits and en
vironment of our progenltqrs, If
our ancestors died of tubercploel,
for example, because they kept
their windows closed, and did not
keep their teeth in good repair and
used alcohol too freely, and worked
tinder unhygienic conditions, there
is no reason to insist that we. shslj
die of tuberculosis, too, if only we
omanclpate ourselves from their
bad habits and improve our envir
Nature sees to It that practically
all babies are born healthy.
When Police Constable 3?Ia.pni
gan entered the police station to
sign off night duty he reported the
sudden fall of a chimney on his
beat. "Any idea what cansed it
tr. falir Inquired the sergeant,
"The chimney has beep In a shaky
condition for a long tibia," en
swored the constable. "Was there
any heavy traffic passing along the
street at the time?" "Only me,
Age as a Tonic
First Philosopher- -Of course, ev
ery young man thinks he'd bp per
fectly happy if he could only have
his own way!
Second Philosopher Trs, and the
older ho grows tho happier ha Is te
think that he didn't have Itl
The Remark Oourteouq.
Nervous ypupi, to charming gftf.
who has been trying to set him a
his ease: "He, he! I alwnys ha
feel rather shy with pretty girls
y'know, but I'm quite at homo with
When cleaning a grate, mix tho
blacklead with a little turpentine.
. For cleaning hearth tiles, try a
cream made of soft soap and skim
When whipping cream, add threa
or four not more drops of lemon
juice, and it will soon become thick.
Fruit stains on linen should be
smeared with glycerine and left for
about an hour: then wash the stains
In warm, soapy water; repeat the
process If necessary.
To clean pans that have scorched
food adhering to them, sprinkle dry
baking soda In them and let them
stand for a while. They then can
be quickly and readily cleaned.
When putting away a silver tea
pot, or one that Is pot in everyday
use, place, a. little stick across the
top under the cover. This allows
fresh air to get in and- prevents
Lemon iolce will take out ink
spots from tables or furniture
which is not French polished.
Clean stained knives with a raw
potato kept damp with water and
dipped in powdered brlckdust.
To restore a navy bjue-skirt to its
original freshness, sponge well with
cold tea. leave for a day, then press
with a fairly hot iron.
When boiling flah remove all
scum quickly as It rises to the top
of the water, as It deadens the
flavor of the fish If allowed to re
main In the pan.
If That New Cop on
- Jn7 That old umb must . L W' r -
f stop koYSA $kuus hit - lippfptm?
I M THE Ain-HORRY UP tk V P ill jjSlj H
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The Heart Breakers
A REAL AMERICAN ROMANCE
Mildred Tells Arthur She Never
Wants to See Him Again and
He Leaves Her Abruptly.
By Virginia Terirane Van
(Copyright, 1119, Star Company.)
MILDRED BRENT need not
have declared that she would
not attend Arnold Brace's
funeral on Monday, for she had
such a cold that she was not able
to leave the bouse.
Her shoes and skirt had been
wet when she returned from her
Sunday walk with Tom Chandler,
and she was chilled to the bone.
She had changed her wet garments
for dry ones, bnt the mischief was
done. She awoke on Monday morn
ing with a sore throat and head
ache. Thee doctor, summoned by Hon
ora. said that the patient could
get up, but must stay Indoors for
"The air Is cold and clear, but
you are in a condition to add to
your cold if you venture out," he
Honors went down to the office
in the morning, arranging to be ex
cused In the afternoon that she
might attend Mr. Bruce's funeraL
She did not come home to luncheon,
but went to the services directly
from the office.
Mrs. Hlgglns sciatica was so far
Improved that she was able to busy
herself about sundry household du
ties. Thorefore, she had little time
to devote to Mildred even bad the
girl wanted her company.
But she did not. She preferred
to be alone with her own thought
She was unhappy. Tom Chandler
had left town last night or she
sqpposed he bad and he had for
gotten to give her his address. Of
coarse. It was the same that It bad
been when he was In camp, and
she might write to him. ' Yet the
recollection of his appointment
with the mysterious "Kitty" chill
ed her impulses. Was that girl
really Tom's cousin? Mildred was
determined to find out.
A Box for Mildred.
At 11 o'clock in the morning a
box from a florist's was left at the
house for Miss Mildred Brent.
Eagerly, she unfastened the string
and tore off the pper.
The box contained a huge bunch
of violets. There was no card with'
"They are from Tom," the rer'
ciplent told herself happily. "No
body else would have sent them.
Arthur is too much occupied with
his troubles, and, besides that, that
ho is peeved wtih me. X don't care
If be is! Tom ordered these sent
as his parting message to me."
The Idea warmed her heart to
ward the soldier. He was band
some and in love with ber. This
act of his proved it. She tried to
banish the thought of the mysteri
The bed room in which Mildred
sat was redolent with the odor of
English violets when Honora re
turned from the cemetery that
"How sweet these are!" she ex
claimed, bending over the blossoms '
the Beat W t a Regular Feller Then There
Never Was One.
By FONTAINE FOX
lt,)-;ni .bin. o; tne Uecltr Synci
and smelling them delightedly Tou
know who sent them?"
"Of course, I do," Mildred replied
with a curtness that cheeked fur
Hofcora removed her hat and coat
in silence. She looked so pale, that
her sister was moved to mention
"You seem worn out. What's the
"I am depressed, that's all,"
Honora said. "Such services as X
have attended are trying to the
body and spirits."
"Yes, I hate funerals!" Mildred
agreed. "Did everything go off all
right? I suppose X was sot even
"Mrs. Bruce asked for you. She
was sorry you were III. Arthur Is
coming In to see yoa about S
"He need not trouble himself!"
Arthur's betrothed declared. But
Honora made no rejoinder.
As Effective Costume.
Nor did she give any advice whea.
an hour later, Katie announced ie
Mildred that "Mr. Arthur Sruet
The semi-invalid, clad in a be
coming negligee, descendsd the
stairs slowly and greeted her caller
languidly. She was making the
most of ber temporary Invalidism.
"Are you feeling better?" Arthur
"I am far from well," she re
plied. "But it makes no difference."
"It makes a great deal of differ
ence, Mildred," be assured ber; "to
me at least,"
She raised ber eyebrows skeptic
ally. "Too have not shown that it
dfd, Arthur. Indeed, you have beep
so much absorbed in your owe
troubles that you have forgotten
"I could not come to you today.
mr dear," be reminded ber. "My
mother needed me, and there were
many things to be attended to
But I hoped the violets would say to
you that which 1 could not say in
"Yes. Didn't they come? I or
dered them this morning when. I
learned that you were not welL"
"Who told you?"
"Honors. I telephoned to ask ber
what time I should send the coach
tp take you girls to the service
and she said yoa were sot well
enough to go. So I sent ypu the
flowers just as a mtswzgo from
"I wish you bad not sent them!"
Mildred exclaimed. Mortification
and disappointment made ber im
patient. ' Then Tom bad not remem
bered her! "I did not know they
were from you. I wish they had
Arthur Bruce's face harden ad.
"Mildred, this kind of thing can
not go on. We are at odds all the
time. What is the matter?"
"The matter!" springing to her
feet. "Everything is the matter'
You scold me, you neglect me, yon
act as if I were a small item in
your life. Tm tired of It!"
To Be Ceattssed)