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AT MA -~ tSac Place. 2opun Smkcrs Is City Streets Give L' "ilts" to Men - e - Member -ef 'ls brins TM A tA AS fourth dma series of alte Risisan dmaternt -endk QuIie by Arthur L aye, former m~ase r the Br iek Pernament. Meie e k At lust returned freo s to munts' VWint 4in Rumss. peq sb. hest, r Uvs ema sureiee. L l U4L1OIK Dec. .. --: ..usu .egan to feel the effects of famine -in Musoow, as no arrange t o had been yet made at the orvo to provide me with rations, and- I had no Russian mn.nev with which to pur Chase food, nor did I even know where restaur ants were to be found. But on miy first visit to Krassin's office his - assistant, Mr. Shviets, or dered tea. Presently a youig girl came in. carrying two glasses of tea, but after setting these down, she 1 Suddenly whip ped them off, saying that she could get better. The resources ist State were probably drawn t upen, for next She reappeared with tem ad MLJIC(4e sgar and bread. There wan no milk, but then the Russians do pot as a rule take milk with tea. Sugar was relatively plentiful in Moscow, a* through. The bread was a yel low-brown, spongy substance, some what resembling the wor.t which the profiteers used to provide for us in London at the height of the war. I looked round the room. It was carpeted, and that was very wonder ful! It was the first carpet I had seen in Moscow. On the walls were three portraits-Karl Marx, Lenin and Trotsky. Karl Marx, Lenin and Trotsky were to be found in every effoe in Moscow and doubtless LANDRU Mlle. Segret, Woman French Monster by a Her First Suspicions 1 to the Village of Roc the Fiend. By MLLE.: FERN Irwon his way into the gi body had eyes for any< F!rom that time it was und right of entry to our house mother, assuring her that ht leg. As he required for his bu eapable of looking after hia my mother's permission to pretext that my present occu of me, ad that this type of much better. "With me," he said, "Fernandeo' m earns at the hour. mnost suit eqi's te her. 'ad her work will be easy and wen't tie her down toe en'-." My asther agreed, and I left the ap ts take up my new duties. ENnederward not a day parnsed without sheaing' frorn him. He .equWree my oter with the gest delltoe att tions, which did met' msei i the learnt affected. I felt that, sure ef my heart, he was trying by means of his kind mees to complete hie task by win ning over to his, side the object of W&b attentions. Besides, he knew s wt how to go about it, that not the (gteat suspicion crossed my mother's gitad; mine he knewshe had ibniIeIeoly won over already. No empt date for the :iuarage desagy has yet been fired, Lueles tel us that he had taken 5tep to procure the n.eeara pa.el, bet that, being a neative of esd terriory, he wasn having TD APE B tbrugheW ut. That Is Wagt et~~r th seengada Whn - reached the dnvey ata I Bpnd that though It was deled that I shSa0 reesata there, no in trutlew had pet bega sent to the miml-mer. By this time, however, I was glad to have a root of any kind over my head, and I thought that an the fenouiag day my 4 foulties yewld be atralghtened out. I retired 1t rest es a bed which had also ash threugh the revet. tis ad had Gpeioped a hbump In the riM4, s tilt. f I lay .upon op ie of the Iisetp I relled off on that aide, while1 I lay op the other. I roiled off en tpat, After esne p.ratice I balameid mysdet in the siddle and fell Inte an "Aloe4n Wonderland' adeep. on the 0485ing day I wished to ebee my aplh'money into Rae ska, and I thought that I would have aeeey to step Into ncre ep. e bureau-and Meorm that 1t tie buinees in a minute or two. One of ay friends found for nie the rate of exchange. so that there was no difficulty en that score, but when it came to the. point as to where I could change the money, they all seemed pueled. Dy dint.of persistent Inquiries, I found that the l6nly place In Mes cow where It was legal to change money was at an International Bank which had rspently been met up by the Government. All the other banks were deserted and erelict. It took me two days altogether to get my money ehanged, and the final operation gave me rather the Im predsion of a great diplomatic func tia. I had begun with a modest five pound note,, but when I entered the room where the transaction was to be carried out, there was nobody visible but the inevitable Tartar sol dier with his fixed bayonet. On the counters was a high framework, screening off the clerks from the gase of the world, and behind that protection they were carrying od their solemn duties. I sat down on a settee to wait, and after a long time a young woman came forward to know my business. The offices in Moscow are overrun by young women, some of them very capable, all of them underpaid, with not a few dabbling in quite important matters of state. This particular young weman surveyed me with a pene trating look, apparently marked by deep suspicion. Then she demanded my passport. Why on earth I should give up my passport instead of my five-pound note I could not guess, but I was now prepared for anything. I gave up my passport to this severe young person, and I waited for what seemed to me an interminable time. Then the young woman re appeared, handed me back my pass port and took my five pounds. After another long Interval which KEPT Vj ho Escaped Clutches of Miracle, Tells of How Were Aroused by a Visit rol-Her Mother Hated ANDE SEGONT. >od graces of all, .so that no me but "Monsieur Lucien." erstood he would have the for which he thanked my would not abuse his privi siness a secretary, who was correspondence, he craved engage me at once, on the pation took far too much out work would suit my health great difficulty In comaplying with all the formnalities. Days passed, and then weeks, and Ladoen, stRi calm and smnling, had always sufficient ezousm to preserve my patience. Two of my aunte having come from the country for Easter, we invited Lucien Guillet to a little family dinner party, in the course of which we intended to sound him as to his real Intention. On Easter Sunday we were all tegethier, when we received two letters from my fianoe, one for my mother and one for me. This Is what he wrote to my mother: Dear Madam: As 1 am leavIng Paris this aserning fer severaJ days, U am eblged to ask you to pest pone the, little family dhumer whiek we had arranged. Besdes, the presenut is not a suitable time fer .edofcing. Prey unders' and 'hat e buak .eran -sa i~s tintion. ne in the rummecti mnrea w=hish U rHOUSM ARS SOL h importance of the tans at the young woman appeared In company with a r'aagerala-bek lng Indivldua, who brought with him a big book in which he Mad been apparently working proMems in aritlimetie connected with my five pounds. Then in accordance with the reults, he slowly counted out r me an enormous number of diffeenat kinds of paper moey. sartoent. to make .a small -bag bulge. %1y both watched me out of the balding, and the look of sueleion had not left the faoe of the severe young woman. NOW FOR FOOD. However, I was saved! I got one of my new friends to lead me to a restaurant. He was not sure of the best which was somewhere far MW m the Arbat-a well-known 4see4 the0 diplomatic quarter of Mwoow-pbt any restaurant in the wored wouli have suited me then. MNyl the opera house we found a curios little "dive" such as aes might discover in a back lane of the Syrian quarter of New York, and we entered. There were a few people sitting at little tables di cussing buns and milk. This was tha sole fare of the restaurant. I iealised at the moment what seemed to me one of the most amus ing passages of the famous story. "Naxperlences of an Irish I. M.." In which Flurry Knox, of fox hunting fame, was discerned through the windows of a small eating house, meditatively discussing a bun and milk. That picture always seemed to ne the representation of naivette and innocence, and here was I. In this most brilliant and alluring cap ital of the world, sitting down to my bun and milk with a delight I had never experienced at the Ritz in London or the old Delmonico of New York. Nearby was a Russian general of the former regime who had taken service under the Bolsheviks. He had the figure of a brilliant officer of the old days, but his bearded face was lined with thought, and his out look on life had become serious and sedate. I could picture him In the gilded halls of the great. amid thq flashing jewels of the brilliant days. where the gorgeous display of beau tiful women threw into the shade the priceless festoons of flowers and the daszling splendor of imperial popp. There he sat, slowly, thoughtfully eating his bun, and evidently pro longing the operation so as to win from a severe fate these few d4 lootabie dinutes of joy. Then when the bun and milk were gone he pro duced a diarette. In the description of' Moscow the cigarette deserves almost a chapter to itself. When the old Russian general lit his cigarette the hard lines of anxiety left his face, he became thoughtful but serene, and he bowed gracefully when a rough looking -sme, who seaemd ASE OF F ask you to aceept for yeurself and your famly. L. GUILIZT. Here is the second letter which was addressed to me: CALLS Hs "SWWCETHEART." Sunday. "At 8 o'clock this morning I hand ed to our concierge a little note for your mother, Informing her that I was leaving Paris. and ..sring her' to excuse me from fulfillinug the program for today. As I told her briefly, the present state of affairs does not lend Itself to even family festivities, and, ihr myself, I am so worried that I should prefer not to try to make merry against my inclinations. I appreciate you too much, sweetheart, to think for an instant that you could suppose that my intentions or regard for you are changed in the slightest respect. and I think it useful with your permission to offer a brief explana tion. For this little ceremony we were counting on all belug together. Your two brothers are absent. If you add to that, what the present state of your mother's feelings must be, I ask you if you think that the time is happily chosen. "You know better than anyone our aim and our desires (mutual, I think), and If, to your youthful eyes, this little ceremony lacks the splendor which you would have liked, I hope that your common sense and that force of character which I have so inuch appreciated In you will make you recognise the justness of the motives which have fwoed me to a decision which Is perhaps more painful to me than to you. "Prove yet again that you know how to be a woman of action, bear ing becomingly and bravely this petty annoyance among so many that the present war ha. produced. and later we shall rejoice that our happiness, born amidst the miseries of this struggle, shall emerge more solid and more durable." LETTER ASTOUNDS HER. The receipt of this letter astound ed me. A general feeling of un 'unineses pervaded our little dinner party. Mother, more nervous thani usual, detemined not to mention the subject ot the absent g=es. I UITION O J HUMANE COL. EDWARD D. RYAN,1 Red Cross at Riga, wl nearly "knocked the bloeki Soviet's ill graces for a tin Russians. hardly to have the price of a Meal even a bun and milk-asked him for a light. That is one of the signs of the fra ternity of Russia. I have seen a mature and dignified man giving the light of his cigarette to a kid, who looked about thirteen. I have seen the prettiest girl in Moscow-a Pole, by the way, with the tae of a Mi nerva and the figure of a Diana ask a light from a most dmaga esd 'LOWERS This is the second the most human nai It is thb personal exp nande Se t, who wa Landru, the French B escaped from Landru' miracle, and in this most graphic pictur hypnticpersonality affairs with women Mile. Segret telI., of 1 Land ru, who introd under the false name almost immediately proposed marriage. Hi were aroused, howev4 of "Ouillet's" story of obtained. As a resa ences of opinion betw was very much in love mother. felt the blood rushi wto my face at the insult, and .~4to leave thes table and go to. ruW room. I threw nlyself *s my bed and wept for a long Uims, Itenceforward 1 was condemned to spend Easter alone and aban doned, with doubts and suspicions poisoning my mind. It was not until .the following Thursday that Landru returned from his journey, or, to be agre exact, called on us, giving na the impression that he had just re turned from his journey. You can readily Imagine the sort of recep tion we gave him. Landra listened to all we had to say w'ithout appearing In the least affected, and simply said that he was astonished that such a small affair could have earned him .uoh a scolding. However, he ended up by apologizing, disconsolate at having caused us pain. And he added very amiably, as if to con firm his statement "You must know very well that. now I am to be imarried. I have had many' duties to fulfill. I a#m naturally anzious to assure our P PROBIJ SIGHTER smogs head of the American so, olonel Lynch repounts, wf' a Bolshevist and was in e despite his aid to'starving indlyglul who looked like a may enger out of. work. The cigarette. I take It. is the greatest aati-revolutionary ftree le Russa. It consoles for all the mis cries and gently toters the uprising of gAded though deceptive hopes. The usin ladies have long been noted for their eigarette smoking, but I think It was in Moscow that for the first tine I saw a woman of the "harwoman" typ strutting BY SWE installment of one of -ratives ever written. eriences of Mile. For s an intimate friend of luebeard. Mile. Segret s clutches almost by a narrative she gives a e of the fascinating of the man whose startled the world. ier first meeting with isced himself to her of Lucien Ouilliet, and nade love to her and er mother's suspicions ir, when confirmation htis career could not be It there were differ een Mile. Segret, who with Landru, and her future, and If I leave you even for a few, moments, it is not for twy own pleasure." When you want to believe some thing, you easily come to believe It, and the days whicnh followed offered my fiance so many oppor tunities for Ingratiating himself that moon I forgot the incident, and considered as ended this dis pute which was the first between us. However, my mnother, who, like me. had no reason to be indulgeat, and who. In the back of her mind, still felt a little suspicIous of thes truth of Landru's statements, in1 formed me the following week of a plan which her anxiety for my future peace and happiness had Inspired. She had obtained the 'address of the mayor of Rocrol fromt the committee for refuge.,. in that Ii. trict, and she begged me to aceom pany her on a visit to this official, who, she thought, might be able to give un some ueful information about Gu let. The mere idea of this visit upset mec. I had a feel ing that we wonld learn imlag. Mi~ anl paid n wW the eSqA r w agsg M Imwt t aV irs ikt tqv;1lP40 .t the Ai..ep..a g.d . e.. wae wth p wendd emb m-k, ginen. -es, fr ewlia * -fet btethprmia vi togt b et t AmerenR ofMrlls pNa, ar nell. wh w , s that *aIn.dwn# too A. A. VW t ta pinesmW at..6.e w d 40 *Wsne he ehrise Mqeverw. Be e - nee, n wehutas -sia Mag w hglfden, wals iat that Maesu- ahaft poa m. A.li -.. m igO " the e atW tMi1, ewmenOa . S1ig a bis. Tgs oumdel toe woer et sib m-ol wa s ad that h fl wte Mesow Mb A$ -r .Mb@bepS. the btol ware et e: anBl he weatsed Gt rew Lss.: -2f' 19ew York he mdt-hbave len, at amem oe to4 it. and te tiNe wed rh bren done In haf ap her, but In M mesye those bricks la en (h rel' cmedlnon and ale on ie - doorstep nor a fertaight. An the poern t all the get chiee ef goverateat were lvitvei Its tuar to memnove thae bricsr. cLaNE ETAN "Ei 'SAD." I think these great IMeapt lead ore mot have thought that Carvell was a queer flic to wry about a pidle at brook. weds0 thut' ward boUid tog, In theory, the oernt Sate. But at that tine-and .I tbhi now more than e.er-Aaerlene were popular; all, by the wayr inept the famous colonel Byan, obwt at the American Red Cron, whose head quarters were to Ria. That aWe man. as genial as he In dievt. hd terribly ffendea, the $es viata who imputed to his ageey the re volt that had oocurred in Premlalt. On ane occa.ion oe of the power fut oeumisesare had sme to Ria to tell Colonel Ryan whet he thought of him, but as the Iatvia repub. lie n neutral territory. and colonel Ryan, boasts ot Iris blood, the bol shovik did not have It an hi. own way. - It was a casa dt Carpetier tackring Dempey, and the confer e-os which began at the Hotel Petrograd omtinued unti the Bol shevist sought- eafety to his trsa, huggag tenelt. no doubt, as It steamed away. upon the tert that . he had nat had "hI block knocked eff." . WeK sIas M' ISTEWE. Meanwbhs, Be have left the brtcks at the A. R. A.'s beat door, but this Is what the ASvtot govern meat did for a fortnight. Then a greater power was Ipoke-that of the mysterious T bay-Eah, of whioh I will have em yng to ay Inter. . These egmbele saghpy stand for the Iaitials of two Reelan ,words which mean "estraordlnary commin. sien." sad this o..maIns. estra ETHEAR1 there whitk would only 004431 US stil aore and I already felt that all my happines was in peril. INUE M AT ROC3SL The ayroer of Rooel gave as a very riendly weloa. Very mar prised, he heard or story and re plied that, as far as he knew, there was no one there with the ancne of Guillet. Neither in. the tows itself nor In the neigbosood 411 he kneer of any business lie that which the pseudo Gunlet mau he had winaa 9n the death of hile father. Ho added that, It he r-ebie4 correctly, he knew a youag work man in the distriot who had been brought up in the neighbodhood of Rool who might be able to give us more exact Indarination. He st for him, ad you cam readily Im agine bow stupefed we were whaen we beard this young men confirin the mayors stateats We eame back fromn this visit with broken hearts. We 4idn't dara broach the subject, anl letting all manner it oonjeotureh run riot tn our minda, we returnel hoe. .From that lay there amese be, tween my mother ad myaelf masy divergenolee of opiniom which gave rise to frequent quarrels. My mnoth er began to see through' Guble game, and she was thger to defeat It. She decIded to demand an es planatorn without delay. *g I waa already deeply to leve with Lsm. Thus I. deoelm he wIth aN the power at my -er.em I wae ertaba thst we would aeeu have the keyr to the maystery end that our deeptiha ceaM eady be the rseut of a mseesamg Therefore I urged my moother to keep calm. I advised her net to rush mnatters, and particularly not to disolees to Luelen our converem tion with the mayor of Rorot. And yet!I remmined sadly divided between the destre and curiosity it knowing and the fear of learnhag too mauch. How true tile proverb is whIch saya that love to blind! At that time, I was so certain of Landru's love that I would have denied the very evidence. I was hi. All his statements were truth to mie, and when I felt myself doubting hinm. I had only to remember hi. penetating, persusasiv look to be I I t CMTAI ~Now i- Kianna Sami. ... ,hg eWr Im# er lwit MraWae - beu oarl eetwqiaities o r be eered .' lt' wh@e .tse itla rt a '' 1v.hb 'eem's almsg th whie i'. . ..n e -t srtpa and aotW a~s t ' G ,st Is itk *l" *. The b , e neive -senseMed but the scap set .1eg s .il h a. asi li#9 ec. bea h utep Is that' therse T a ,>We eths bus adsswt ais heapx th s - siwrewal is enaraas,, -' TkdIng os this itter r a metal. I beard frem a me.e w h" I wpl nst basoy, a atomr wheh =how that even the Tehay Kh has its ligster sils. One day a mw, appeared * a or ta werehpuse with in .1r 4( s te ap. authority. Ne de aded a4=ieba. A young AmrImiaa ,was in charge, an be informed thb in dividual that his oeders were is ad milt te one. "But," said the Gtmar, .sing him wItb. his era, "I reposent the Tchay-Bahr The young Amarleas repied with tempered but graphi bagusage that he did not oar. wham the man e resented, he was net geng late that warehouse. Then the Tbshay.ah buly tried another lne and told him that some of the .em.o. were mem. bers ot the. Tay.Eah, and It was necessary to watch, to prevent steal iag. He had boosme edisted, and be sewuang his arms about to emphasieas this point; them the Amertean var. ceived that he had already up his sle various articles, ladalufg little Gans of condensed milk. Two ether la-d.ats occur to me in this a--latl.o. and I may as well rear to them now is ogiv a glimpse of that eariaediaary hiad of disorgaslatioam whisk was the bature of public litb that steak me mat feribly In Msosew. WAXT OM MA T?. (oe at the oemsars vsated his roam heated. Iaimmtaly. I may say, that beating I' beoming - an aute problem In Msosew. ier want at. healtSg theimassrs, whose lives could be otherwips saved, will ae this winter. There Is n coal left in the giace, and very ittle fire wood, ie that entral heating Is out of the question; that is to say, with the rsoouroes which the Govermsaet Is employing. Uere I May say thit a member of a, party wehb I accompanied to the tamane district in Kagan-olonel Maca a ruafad K. P., who is a ['S PHOT French Blacbcard Used In His Efforts to Brin the Parlsan Girl Wb Have Ben the Same Gamsbals Villa. u..ta.y,,e...ured..nd to hav..a. zay fears flee ..way. LANDSU UNSUIIPECEDIO. Landru had no suspielene of the terrible crisis which we' had just gene through -ecnas.. of him. As in the pat, he renewed hiseamu. oue attentione to me. I bega to bene.v. that we had been alarmed quite wrongy. 'Lttle by little, we regained our com-. posure, and .it seemed to me that mother herself was regajnin.. con fidence, and that comnplete peace betwe themn ya -being rdbern. To~ be nearer us Zandru rented a sqaal fist in 76 Baeq maahna. at. He had-the .lae. done up- to bis ern lik~ng, and he dGM not hide treom me his joy aind --mnoti- at being pereemaily able to arrange this Uttle ng which wasn soon to be the shelter et our happiness. At his requebt I presented him with one of my pbetegraphs.- He put It in the beet plae In the rom, and daily Oned a vase,- with my in vesite flowere, which he purp~aeely piaosd bestee mny photo. We n epaw each other every day. He either mem to ear house er I went to spend a few spimutes in Rue Pooh..hoisart. He kept mse infershed o4 his basise and aspirations. Hie did met s pare himnself, was fre qusently away from his home, and every time on his return he gave me a thoueand and one espaalne of the object of his visIts. However, I see new that he told me nothing that could be vettfied. He often maid to me, "Understand, my dear friend, that work doesn't frighten me, and to arrive at my alime I am capable of dplng great things." As a snatter of fact, his aotivities covered everything. In saooeesion he intended gong into the ..er= a Ss$bC ~ e~Mo~ . IV~ eS MbWO - is.- o A - ese .w8 ne -espW be4 r aas i forl . The ssa he eempil had boen the aen e's b e n...a heuse, and. -ies we E wm ssd fres - Te whise teoub int 6 be high est set, : et elg o Snteg One - e a enl..u.t. delwmsvetent in paintig.- 'O. beat bb room the C.mm.= had a bte*leld hon at.'e, and ift4es ..to earry a drabght fino toh to the Etside air he theuht nothing of pdklng his tin -ppe dilmaey through the midde of the feosees. On another e.agsoen, when I emiled en a distingulibed mamb.r of the GOevermest, I walted hr a 1;me in as anto.eom. Thi hd the appear anee et baring ease bees a ip..iad apartment, but everythag was neg looted and dflawroa-e At one end of the room, bowevrer. stem . grand peae whih Must- have c0g6 erigi nai Somthing lke "A". It we now and as a bat-rask and umn breia stand. A dirty bicycle war resting against its ebiny legs, while the lneitable Tattar soldier, with his fined bayonet, was uittin on the Whea I retarned to miy 'room at the' lavey I expected that my mttle amirs would have been properly rug sto. but, encept the Tartar sieer with his fised bayonet, who seemed new 4o know men, I could Hod no ene in antherste at at. I wandered about the Abarted corrdors and at lesgth, by dint of questions. ound that the'enly chosea hayf'ben That t had be gived a room en a lower floor which. though larger than the first, was even more derelict, er it c...ntned no telephone. When the doer closed upon me I felt cut off from the world, ed I thought that the let of a casual laborer in a Brit ih workhouse was in many respects preferable to my own. (Other Articles by Colonel Lynch will 1llew.) OGRAPH All the Ardor of Youth r About a Marriage With se Fate Wouid Probably That Ten Wives Met at bians, than into the food line . Iner e soketo me of the manui Ottreo ngl~ah furniture, bth Jumaped fromn one Wee to another, and I newer saw him work methodi cally and with permeverance. FOEBIDDEN DELICACIES. As I bad remnerked to him, so "nany disjointed ettat seemed iv mie superflUuu, and, In my opinion, wore inferior to the better compre henaion of his work Which concen tated effort 'wudgive. He got angry and Mulled shaarply that I knew nothinig about busines, and4 that hes did not. Wij me to worry about that tin the slightest. "Womnen." he added, "are far tooe highly strung. jItt. great thing In' busineas 1s te be ablie to wait for the zight moment, qad to take full advantage oft it wisa It comes. See how ecaln I am; that'. my beet eanos of suoego. Trust me. miy de ut WortT yourself with a~ll thee things. *Live. In peace and let ne flnd kerta and goanfort for yew." 11e thought a lots of his hopne. anO ber our binemt aranaged spveral lIt tie lunches, whon nothing was spared. At that il~we suffered an kindo of wr reotristions. It wasn Imp.sstbl, to thy eithe now rols or pastie, and yet he always con trivhd to hawe these ferbidden deli osoles en hM. table, sad laughed at our- surprise, reeinthing that when ones badly wanted sistething, one never fhiled to get It. With Infnite care and the skWl of a stage mnager, he arrangxd the table, wlch winedesorgated with the most beautiful foswers. And in spite of the Iaclement weather and the ecarcity of coal, of which everyoneO complaisud. as sooni as you entered the rooma yon becamne awrare oIts oh.er wam.