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The Secrets EDITORIAL, NOTE. William 1 4linx, ntio here chronicle for his fries d, Coant Erait on HeltmendorfT. the latter' revelations of the Inner life of the Imperial German court, has Ion a; been recognised throughout Eu rose as the possessor of Its Innermost aeereta. The English "Who's Who" says of fclmt "He has Intimate knowledge of the secret service of Continental coun tries and Is considered by the govern ment of Great Britain) an authority on such vaatters." Another authority sayst "Fen people have been more closely as sociated with or know more of the astounding inner machinery of Ger many thvn he." LeQoeni probably has more sources 4f secret Information at his command than any contemporary In civil life, and for the last six years the British Gov ernment has made valuable use of his vast store of secret information through a specially organised department with which LeQaeu works as a voluntary assistant. Count voa Heltsendorff became an la Umate of LeQaeux several years prior to the outbreak of the war? he has been living la retirement la France since August, 1914, and It was there that Le 4lueux received from the crowa prlace's late personal adjutant permlssioa to .make public these revelatloas f the Jnaer life of the Hohenaolleras that the democracies of the world might come to know the real, but heretofore fetdden, personalities of the two domi nant members of the autocracy they are now arrayed against. TTTTltT IiImI T, I,,! ,I,.IMmI. I The Kaisers becret J Trip to the Hague. ONE May morning In 1907 I was walking on the terrace of the Castle of Halberg. at that time in the possession of the ate Freiherr von Stumm, whom the emperor often visited. On the previous day we had arrived with a numerous suite and a large number of personal attendants, and during the journey his majesty had been very busy receiving the daily re ports, signing documents that had been submitted to him and dictating some personal letters In French to certain sovereigns with wnom he was on friendly terms. I thinkj however, that our host be came secretly Irritated at the frequent visits of his Imperial guest, for certain ly what with the establishment of the special telegraph to Berlin and a spe cial post office, and the finding of ac commodation for the crowd of person al attendants, each visit must have cost poor old Von Stumm a consider able amount. I had already been busy upstairs in the room allotted to me, and had come out to take a walk in the warm and .welcome sunshine, when suddenly I saw the emperor in a suit of brown civilian clothes striding towards me. He seemed to be in a humorous mood and joked with me as I walked beside him. Suddenly he halted, as though re collecting something and asked: "Heltzendorff, have you with you some of our paper for Important docu ments?" j "Certainly," was my reply. "An! then please place some of It with envelopes upon my table, and also wire to Berlin to send here ten cou riers." "Ten couriers?" I echoed In surprise. ' "Yes, ten. I may want even twelve or more." I saluted and re-entered the schloss to put the Imperial command over the special wire, after which I took out and placed upon the emperor's table some sheets of that special dark blue paper which bears the imperial crown and cipher embossed in black, with the words In German "document of the highest importance," the formid able looking envelopes to match bear ing the same words. Just before eight o'clock that night I was Informed that the couriers were waiting below, and on descending found six of the imperial messengers and four from the ministry of foreign affairs, ready to travel anywhere, even to the uttermost ends of the earth. A Stupendous Hoax. On informing his majesty, the lat ter handed to me about thirty of the great blue envelopes containing "docu ments of the highest importance," ad dressed in his own hand to various of ficers of state, princes, princesses, and other prominent people in all parts of the empire. "These are to be taken at once, Helt- zendorff," the emperor said. "The mes sengers are to bring us replies. "In every case?" I asked. "Yes. In every case," he answered Then I carried the batch of corre spondence below, and much puzzled at -the nature of this latest activity in private letter-writing, I handed them to the couriers, who sorted them out and distributed them among them selves. Half an hour later the documents were being conveyed to various parts of the empire. When I returned to the study I found the kaiser laughing quietly to himself, and wondered what could be the reason. He signed some docu ments I read to him, but ever and anon a broad smile would cross his usually stem features. Until a week afterwards I did not learn the cause of the imperial, merri ment, but when I did I burst into loud laughter myself. , Those envelopes containing "docu ments of highest importance" each con tained only a comic postcard, which the emperor had purchased during a visit to Saarbruck. The kaiser had played a huge joke upon those whom he despised, for the delivery of these formidable Imperial dispatches created a great stir In the households of their recipients. Old princes were awakened la the middle STARTLING EXPOSURE OF INNER LIFE OF KAISER AND TOLD BY COUNT ERNST VON HELTZENDORFF TO of the night to be handed a dispatch from the emperor ; old princesses jumped out of bed to receive an im perial communication; officers tore open the envelopes eagerly expecting high appointments ; the admiral of the grand fleet believed that war had been declared ; and insignificant foreign di plomats were under the impression that the emperor had at last deigned to notice them. The whole thing was a huge joke In vented by the kaiser on the castle ter race, and the court and the Imperial family were In fits of laughter over It for a week. A Message to the Emperor. One afternoon when we were back again at the palace at Potsdam the emperor was explaining to me a cer tain order he wished carried out. Pres ently one of the flunkeys entered with n private note for his majesty. The emperor read it, and instantly I saw that his countenance grew pale and his manner changed. He read It again, and then re-read it, his lips compressed, his eyebrows narrowed, and his cheeks unduly pale. Afterwards he struck a match and burned the letter In the grate. That missive no doubt contained some grave news, the nature of which I could not guess, because he suddenly abandoned his work, and, telling me to meet him In the study at eight o'clock that evening, he strode out. When he had gone out I picked up the blackened tinder, and examined it, but it was so charred that I could not read any word, though from the two or three marks of the pen I realized that it had been written by the hand of a woman. An hour later I learned that the em peror had left Potsdam. He had by receipt of that letter evidently become seriously perturbed. I called the flunkey who had handed him the missive and questioned him. He had received it from another serv ant who had received it from someone else, until at last I discovered that it had been handed by' a young girl to one of the sentries on duty outside the palace, who In due course had sent It In to his majesty. While passing along one of the cor ridors that evening I met bald-headed old Von Klupfel, who was at that time grand chamberlain, and he beckoned me Into his cozy room. Then, when the door was closed, he asked What has happened? The emperor has left Incognito and all of a sudden. The state ball tomorrow night has been cancelled." Cancelled!" I echoed. "Where has the emperor gone?" Nobody knows except Herman, his personal valet, whom he has taken with him." Curious," I remarked, thinking of the letter, though, of course, I told Von Klupfel nothing of it. Whatever tran spired within his majesty's study was always regarded as a strict secret. More than one serious family quarrel had occurred there in my presence. "Well, something serious has cer tainly occurred. That Is my belief, declared the old chamberlain. " 'Uncle Zeppelin was coming to the palace to morrow on a visit, and I have just sent him a telegram to postpone his jour ney." But his majesty had two Important engagements tomorrow, and. In addi tion, a military parade in Berlin," I said. . "All Is canceled, my dear Von Helt- zendorff," replied the old fellow. "The emperor has left for a destination un known. I suppose I had better report his absence to the imperial chancel lor?" he added. "No, If I were you I would say noth lng," I replied. "For some private rea son his majesty has evidently been forced to go on a journey. Without doubt I shall hear from him tomorrow. As soon as I do so I will tell you." A Telephone Message From "Herr Zeller." My expectation was realized, for the next day just after six o'clock In the evening I received a telegram dispatch ed from Haarlem, in Holland, ordering me to go to the Adlon hotel. In Berlin, at once and register there. The con cluding words of the message, sent in English, were: "You will receive a telephone call at 10:30 tonight." It was signed "Zeller," one of the names used by the emperor when he traveled Incognito. I ordered the car and drove Into Ber lin, taking with me a small bag, and engaged a room in Herr Adlon's hotel, In which was a' telephone. Soon after ten o'clock I told the telephone operator that if anyone rang me up I should be in my room. Half-past ten came, and then slowly the hands of the clock passed. round to eleven, and past. Suddenly there was a sharp ring. and I took up the receiver. A strange voice sounding far away asked for me, and I replied In the af firmative. Then In a few seconds another voice which I instantly recognized as the emperor's asked in English "Is that you. Von Heltzendorff ?" and having received my reply, he said: "I am Zeller, speaking from the Hotel des Indes, at The Hague. Will you tell madame I am here? Instruct Klupfel to cancel all my engagements for the next fortnight, and tomorrow night come here and bring any papers that I have to attend to. It would be as well to tell them at my office that I have been called to Hamburg. Can you hear me?" "Perfectly, was my reply. "I quite understand your orders, sir, and will attend to them at once. I shall leave for The Hague tomorrow night." "Good. And bring me another suit of civilian clothes. Then there was a sudden buzsinz la ot A LETTER FROM THE CROWN PRINCE'S PERSONAL. ADJUTANT TO WILLIAM LEQUEUX, POSSESSOR OF THE SECRETS OF EUROPE. Veneux Nad on, par Moret-aur-Lolajr. Seine-et-Harae. February 10th, 1917. My dear LeQueuxi I have Just finished reading the proofs of your articles descrlblag my life as an official at the Imperial court at Potsdam, aad the two or three small errors you made I have duly corrected. The gross scandals and wily Intrigues which- I biTe related to you were many of them known to yourself, for, as the Intimate friend of Luisa, the ex-crown princess of Saxoay, you were, before the war, closely associated with maay of those at court whose names appear la these articles. The revelations which I have made, and which you have recorded here, are but a tithe 'of the disclosures which I could make, and If the world desires more, I shall be pleased to furalsh you with other and even more startling details, which you may also put Into print. My service as personal adjutant to the German crown prince Ls, hap pily, at an end, and now, with the treachery of Germaay against civili sation glaringly revealed, I feel, la my retirement, no compunction In exposing all I know concerning the secrets of the kaiser and his son. With most cordial greetlags from Tour sincere friend, (Signed) ERNST VOX HELTZEXDORFF. the Instrument, a, sharp click, and all was again silence. I put down the receiver in wonder. ! I saw that to telephone to me at the palace was Impossible, as it would go through the exchange there, and some body might be listening. For that rea son he had sent me to the Adlon, and f rom his conversation he was evidently representing himself at. The Hague to be a prosperous German merchant, as he had done at Nice and other places. At nearly two o'clock In the morn ing I passed the sentries on duty, and re-entered the Potsdam palace. It was then too late to give the kaiserin her husband's message, therefore I waited till morning, and gave it to her ver bally when alone with her in her break fast room. The empress seemed greatly relieved when I told her of the telephone con versation, and during the day wrote me a note to hand to the emperor on my arrival at The Hague. That night I left for Holland, and next morning duly inquired at the Hotel' des Indes for Herr Zeller. I was conducted to a small suite of rooms on the first floor, where, dressed In a gray suit, his ma jesty rose to meet me, smiling at my astonishment Well, you heard me plainly on the telephone, eh?" he asked. "Ah, I see you are surprised that I am here. I, too, am equally surprised to find my self here. And, further, I do not know how long I shall remain." I have brought the clothes." I re marked, and afterwards drew the em press letter from my pocket and hand ed It to him. Her majesty should have left for Prague yesterday," he said. "Did she go?" No. She was still at the palace when I left at eight o'clock last nlghL The emperor gave vent to a grunt of dissatisfaction. From the books lying about his room I gathered that he passed his time In reading, preferring not to go out In the day time for fear of being recognized. Apprehension on that score was unnecessary, for the kaiser, shorn of his uniform and deco rations, presents in civilian attire a very ordinary appearance and not readily recognizable by the man in the street. For that reason he was often able to spend a week In Paris, Nice, or oh the Italian Riviera without any body being the wiser. Mystery of the Royal Scheme. I engaged a room close to that of Herr Zeller, and for some hours re mained with him while he signed a number of state papers which I had brought with me. He seemed strangely absent-minded. I thought, but present ly he took up one of the formidable blue documents which, by the heading, I saw was an urgent report from the imperial chancellor. Look, Heltzendorff I Look at this ! cried the emperor. "The chancellor reports that the edi tor of the Cologne Gazette has called at the chancellery and inquired how long It was Intended that I should re main out of the country? Think of IL My absence is known I" That may be so," I responded, "but your majesty s wnereaDouts is un known to all save her majesty the em press." Yes, yes," said the emperor impa tiently. "But our police, will commence making Inquiries, and I shall be traced here." "Why not leave at once," I suggest ed, in the hope of elucidating the truth. Ah! That Is just the unfortunate point. I am unable to leave, he re plied. "I must remain and I do not know for how long I" Further than that he would tell me nothing. The faet that his absence from Germany was known greatly up set him. It seemed to me as though. by that truth leaking out, some clever secret plan of his had been thwarted From his countenance, as he re-read that document, I saw that serious trou ble was brewing for somebody. His majesty, seized by his mania for travel would very often at five minutes no tice leave Potsdam and journey to the farthest end of the empire. But the papers were always at once informed. and the kaiser never went out of his country without first acquainting the chancellor of - his intentions. In this case, however, he supped away by a night train, and nobody knew until next morning. , The Dark-Haired Woman. On concluding the correspondence. I went out for a stroll, when, not far from the hotel, I noticed a well-dressed, rather handsome, dark-haired wom an approaching. To me her face seem ed familiar, and I was puzzled to know where I had seen it before. I passed on, and, entering a cafe, sat down to smoke and to tlak. Mem ory of that woman's face still haunted me. I felt that I had met her some where, and had had rood cause to re Hoheira hms member her, yet, for the life of me, I could not recall the circumstances of our meeting. An hour later, on returning to the hotel, I saw her speaking with the con cierge. She was evidently staving there. hence a few minutes afterwards, when she had ascended the lift. I questioned the man, and learned that she was Madame Rosales. from Malaga, in Spain. She had arrived with her hus band three days ago, but monsieur had left the same morning for Paris, and she was now awaiting his return. The motive of the emperor, usually so restless and pompous. In remaining virtually a prisoner In the hotel, and posing as a merchant, was certainly most mysterious, and even a chat with Herman, his majesty'3 chief valet, eli cited no Information. That night, as I sat alone eating ray dinner for Herr Zeller took his meals In his private sitting room the dark haired woman sat at a table near me. With her was a pretty girl In a pale pink dinner gown, evidently a friend who lived in the town. The pair chatted together and laugh ed merrily over their meal, while I watched them covertly. Why. I cannot even now tell, but I held Madame Rosales In distinct sus picion. Yet I could not recollect where we had met before. Now, however, as I sat there In the corner eating my meal I felt convinced that, on her part, she had recognized me. and further, that she had pointed me out to her companion. Later in the evening I made other In quiries in the hotel, and learned that Madame had several friends. The eve ning that her husband left for Paris a tall, thin, pale-faced young man had called upon her after dinner, and had a long chat with her In a corner In the lounge. Afterwards they went out together for a short walk, and, return lng, he smoked a cigar before he left. On the following day another man, of rather unkempt appearance, called and lunched with her. Neefiless to say, I watched madame carefully, and managed during that evening to catch several glances of her. After the pair had dined they spent a short time In the lounge, where they both smoked cigarettes. Then, It being a beautiful moonlit night, they put on their coats and went for a stroll. The Emperor Peeps In. So interested had I become In the woman that I followed, and, unsus pected, I dogged their footsteps for nearly half a mile, until they entered a dark, forbidding-looking house which faced a weedy canal. When the door opened a man greet- edthem, and slipping In quickly, they disappeared. They were there for over an hou yet I remained keeping constant vigil, until at last madame emerged alone. retracing her steps hurriedly to the hotel. Next morning I met her in the lift at about eleven o'clock, and we de scended together. She was dressed to go out, but In the hall the porter hand ed her a telegram. This she opened. afterwards writing a reply, and tak ing It herself to the post office. i was mucn irritated Decause my memory was so at fault. There were. I felt, some peculiar circumstances con nected with the woman at the time I had known her, but what they were I could not recall. I saw, however, that her memory was better than my own. and that she knew me, and because of that fact had already grown apprehen sive. It was not in Berlin society that I had met her. Of that I felt assured; just as certain, indeed, that her real name was not Rosales. While I had been out watching the woman on the previous night the em peror had also taken a stroll through the city. What. I wondered, would the Berlin police have thought if they knew that William was walking about at night unguarded and unattended at The Hague. As I sat with him attending to some correspondence ana taKing down a number of instructions regarding Im portant matters at the Wllhelmstrasse, he suddenly Droke on ana toia me how he had, on the previous night, spent an hour drinking Dutch beer at that popular resort of tradesmen and their wives, the Royal Brasserie. "Nobody recognized me," he laugh ed. "I found out that they sold the best beer one can get outside Germany, and I really enjoyed It. I sent for you. but you had already gone out. Did you go to the theater?" "No." was ray reply, and then I told him practically what I have related la the foregoing lines. How curious I" exclaimed his ma jesty. "I would much, like to see this mysterious Spanish lady. She must be InteresUns." CROWN PRINCE AS WILLIAM LEQUEUX . At first I tried to dissuade him, but he was so persistent that I described at which table she sat at lunch, and it was agreed between us that while we were eating our meal he should come to the door of the dining room and peep in. This the emperor did, and cleverly, too, for she never saw him, being at that moment engaged in conversation with a waiter. "When I rejoined him in his room he said : "No, Heltzendorff, I have nev er seen her before." Well, majesty," I declared. "I am certain I have seen her or her photo graph somewhere, and that she is not what she represents herself to be." "She's an adventuress most proba bly," replied the emperor. "Many wom en are. Indeed, it is difficult to dis cover one who does not adventure ei ther In love, in politics, or In crime." A Trip to Berlin for Information. His words Impressed me. An hour later I went to a photographer's and arranged for a surreptitious portrait to be taken of Madame Rosales the next time she took a walk. All day the young photographer haunted the vicinity of the hotel until the light faded. Yet next morning as she came out he snapped her without her knowledge, and In " three hours I had a rough print of It In my pocket. That night, after writing down a great mass of memoranda, Instructions to various departments of the state, I left again for Berlin, with orders to ring up Herr Zeller on the telephone from some unsuspicious place every night at ten o'clock. I returned to the Berlin Schloss ab solutely mystified, and next day spent the greater part of the time visiting the chancellor and the various minis ters, and giving them the emperor's commands. Then at about six o'clock I called at the chief bureau of police in the Alexander Platz, and entered the private room of old Lelbbrand, who at that time was chief of the detective service. To him I showed the surreptitious photograph of Madame Rosales. The astute thief catcher removed his spec tacles, and examining the picture with the aid of a big reading glass, gave vent to a loud grunt. In response to his bell a younger and more alert man entered, and to him he handed the photograph, saying : Please see If anyone recognizes this. I believe I do but I may be mis taken." He then became inquisitive as to where and how I had obtained the pic ture, but naturally I said nothing. Pve been away on a journey, I said, "and meeting the woman, I thought her suspicious." And if my memory serves me prop erly I think. Count, that your suspi cions are very well grounded." Why?" I asked. Let us wait for the report from out side," replied the old fellow. Then, In order to turn the conversation, he as! ed news of Balz, who was at that mo ment the detective In attendance on the kaiser's person, and whose vigi lance the emperor had, of course, evad ed. "Oh! He's at Potsdam," I laughed. I haven't seen him lately, for I've been away on a mission." "The emperor ls in Thuringia," Lelb brand said. "There seems to be some mystery as to his whereabouts, but Balz telephoned me today to say that his majesty has gone to Thuringia without any staff or personal attend ants." That is so, I believe, was my re ply, but I smiled, for the Thuringia myth had been invented by myself be fore I had left for Holland. It is at any time difficult to impose upon the Berlin police, but, of course, news giv en out officially from the court they naturally believe to be the truth. Peril of the Emperor. A quarter of an hour later Leib- brand's assistant re-entered the room and, handing back the phetograph. placed a file of papers before his chief, saying : The woman Is a famous Spanish dancer, and one of the most active members of the anarchist society of Geneva the society which committed the bomb outrage upon King Alfonso, and who were responsible for the re cent attempt on the king of Italy.1 "An anarchist !" I gasped. "Yes,"" answered the official. "And a very dangerous one, too. If she put foot into Germany, we should have her at once under lock and key." "Why?" "Because It Is known that there ls a conspiracy on foot, organized by that league in Geneva, against his majesty the emperor. We had news of it from the Swiss police a month ago. Is there really a plot against the emperor?" I asked, much startled. There certainly ls In Geneva, re plied Lelbbrand. "At the present mo ment we are watching for this dancer's I appearance in Germany. I thought was not mistaken when I first saw her picture." I stood in that bare official room ut terly staggered. I dared not tell those two men the truth or give them warn ing of the emperor's periL I saw, however, that I must act In stantly. In five minutes I had gathered that the woman was one of the most dangerous anarchists In Europe, and bIso realized that my memory had served me very well. Inasmuch as had seen her picture In an Illustrated paper a year before, when she had been arrested In Rome in connection wita an alleged attempt upon the life , of the king. "Herr Lelbbrand, win you please write down for me the facts you have lust related?" I erred. Llost cerl2i7,- was EJJ rurply, ana taking up his pen he scribbled the truth, signing It with a flourish. Eighteen hours later I ascended la the lift at the Hotel des Indes to the suite occupied by Herr Zeller. Without waste of time I produced the snapshot photograph and asked him whether he recognized it. "Certainly," was his reply. "It Is Madame Rosales," adding, laughingly. "I became acquainted with her and her husband In a curious manner In the lift last night. We were ascending together, madame, who wore a soft blue evening blouse, standing next to me. Unfortunatelv the hnttnn on thf wrist of my coat caught in the sleeve of her blouse and tore It very badly. I apologized for ruining the blouse, and insisted that her husband should send the damaged garment to me so that I might replace it with something bet ter. It arrived only five minutes ago, and is In that little box over there, and he Indicated a cardboard box ly ing upon the couch. "Ah ! You haven't opened It, I see !" exclaimed. "Your majesty must not open It! Please read this!" And I put before him Lelbbrand's siened tatement of the identity of Madame Rosales. When the emperor read It he In stantly realized the situation. Luring the Kaiser. Ah ! I see it all, Heltzendorff. My practical joking becoming known, the anarchists have taken advantage of it. nave been lured here, out of Ger many, by a cleverly conceived dodge, for I came here believing that I was to meet In secret General OranovskI, chief of the czar's military cabinet, who wished to confer with me. And though he was due three days ago he has not arrived. Instead, this woman and her friends are busy plotting my aeatn. Without a doubt. Probably had you opened that box yonder It might nave been fatal." I said. "Is It not wise to leave at once for Berlin?" Herr Zeller acted promptly upon my suggestion, and we carried back to Germany the box containing the ac tress blouse. Next day in my pres ence, the box was carefully opened In the military laboratory, when we found, wrapped In a pretty blue crepe de chine blouse with heavy beaded trimming, a small canister filled with a high explosive, the fuse so arranged that had the string of the box been suddenly released by cutting In the or dinary -way a terrible explosion must have ensued. Certainly the emperor very nearly lost his life as a result of bis own practical joking. As for the Spanish dancing girl, she apparently followed the emperor, for two days later she and a man named FerronL a well-known Italian anarchist who was posing as her husband, were arrested at Herbestal when about to enter Prussia, and both were eventual ly sent to prison for ten years. (Copyright. 1917. "William LeQueux.) Fljjhtlng Tuberculosis. Tuberculosis Is belnsr virorouslv fought In Australia, for though the percentage of deaths from tuberculosis in Australia is less than in most other countries, the federal government Is not unmindful of the fact that its pen sion list contains the names of many persons who are rendered physical wrecks through the undermining influ ences of diseases of the respiratory organs. A federal committee on the causes of death and Invalidity In the commonwealth is conducting an Inves tigation of tuberculosis and means of combating It. The figures for 1914, when there were 3.57-t deaths from tu berculosis. Indicate that the disease Is most destructive in its effect between the ages of twenty-one and thirty-five years, as far as both sexes are con cerned, but after this life period deaths In male cases predominate. Hunting at the Front. All game laws are in abeyance la France, and, with that strange disre gard of shell fire observable among the wild life to be found on the west ern front, pheasants, partridges, rab bits and hares have Increased to an extraordinary extent. No man's land teems with game, while the marshes beside a certain river (which must be nameless) are full of wild duck and snipe. There are no shotguns, and service revolvers do not make good shooting when fired at the flying birds, so the snipe and wild ducks are stalked in wary style and shot "sitting." TheJ sport of sniping snipe In the marshes ls fraught with many dangers, and it requires a very ardent sportsman to crawl through the reeds, amid the ever lasting mud. In the hopes of potting snipe. From Soldier's Letter. The Failure. The S400.000.000 distributed in gifts to workers at the year's end by the employers of America led George W. 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Christian Herald. FRECKLES Now Is tha Time to Get Bid af The Cgiy Spots. There's no longer the aliKhteit need at feelinr ashamed of your freckles, as th prescription othlne double strength ls guaranteed to remove these homely spots. Simply get an ounce of othlne double strength from your druggist, and apply a little of It night and morning aod yori should soon see that trcn the worst freckles have begun to disappear, -while the lighter ones have yanlabed entirely. It is seldom, that more than one ounce ls needed to com pletely clear the skin and gain a beautiful clear complexion. Be sure to ask for the double strength othlne. as this Is sold under guarantee oC money back If It fails to remove freckle. dr. WAS OVERRULED BY HIS SON Sir Edward Carson Tells How Young Man Got Into the Brit ish Navy. tha Sir Edward Carson Introduced a personal note Into a speech which he made the other day when he was the guest of the British Empire Producers organization, at the Savoy hotel, say a the London Chronicle. "I remember," said Sir Edward, "when a little son of mine came to me and said "Father, I want to Join the navy class at schooL I said, 'What rubbish! You are going to be a law yer.' He told me plainly that I was wrong, and I explained to him how much better It would be to make mon ey In the Temple than lose It at sea. He said. 'You don't seem to recognize the tmporrance of the navy; it is the great connecting link between the mother country and the colonies. "I replied. WelL If you put it on that high plane. I must alter my views. He ls now commanding a submarine, and only yesterday. In my capacity of first lord of the admiralty. I had to read an account of an attempt of one of our destroyers to sink his subma rine." Value of Deep Breathing. Every man can live five years loncer if he will take from twenty to fifty deep breaths of fresh air every day. Not the way we usually breathe, but real deep breaths ; counting ten as you take in the breath through your nose ; ten more while you hold It, and ten while you are letting It out. Nq sin gle rule Is so Infallible for good health. I know this from personal experience ; for the moment I feel "stuffed up" and realize a "cold" is coming. I breathe deeply and almost Invariably kill the cold. Deep breathing starts the circu lation, and where good circulation ex ists there can be no "cold. Ladles Home Journal. The Danger Zone for Many Is Coffee Drinking Some people find it wise to quit coffee when their nerves begin to "act up. The easy wa3 now adays is to switch to f W li k Postom Nothing in pleas ure is missed hy the change, and greater comfort fel lows as the nerves rebuild. Posfrjnx is economical to both health and purse. "There's a Reason"