Leaders of Legislation Move
ments Are Optimistic, but
Take No Chances.
Special to Indiana Dally Times
md Philadelphia Public Ledger.
By CONSTANCE PREXEL.
■WASHINGTON, March 23.—What -with
teur-power treaty In the Semite, the eol-
Iler “bonus” bill in the House and ap
jroprlations for the various departments
if the GoTernxnent under discussion at
:hls time, attention Is centered on that
md of Pennsylvania avenue dominated
jy Capitol HllL
Women Interested in legislation have
>een most active in piloting through ap
propriations for the children's bureau
tnd women in Industry bureau, both with
:he Department of I.abor.
Now they are jubilant, though a few
lays ago they feared the Senate would
?ct down what the House had decided
By “they” we mean Marlon Parkhurst,
eglslative secretary of the League of
Women Voters; Ethel M. Smith and Mrs.
Ellis A. Tost, who have the same position
ter the National Women's Trade Union
League, and the W. C. T. U.. respective
y, and Lida Halford, director of national
ieadquarters of the General Federation
if Women's Clubs, to mention only four.
It will be a surprise to the women back
lome who probably think appropriations
dip through Congress quite by them
telves. Perhaps they do In case of post
ifflces or seeds, but not for the women's
mreau or the children’s bureau.
fAY SEEM THAT WAp
JUT IT IS NOT.
Established as part of the Federal Gov
irnment thro b the arduous efforts of
vcmen’s orga izatlons, it secures each
ear’s appropr.atlons, to carry on their
rork would be taken as a matter of
But no. Even this year, In spite of a
lOtieeable effort to be agreeable to the
sew women voters, and to let them have
heir way when it does not interfere
rith things as they were, the above men
ioned women and others have been ob-
Iged to devote all their efforts during
he past few weeks just to next year s
ppropriations for the children’s and
romen’s bureau. This seems a pity when
here are so many other things to do.
However, now this worry Is over. Ap
iropriations are fixed for next fiscal year,
•eginning July L There won't be any
hlng more to do than to spend it and
ome again next year for more.
What Congress finally has done 13 to in
rease the appropriations for the chll
ren’s bureau, $40,000; that is, instead
f $271,040 for this year, they will have
311,040. The increase is to be spent for
ivestigations and report on matters per
alning to the welfare of children and
hild life. Os course, all these reports
dll be available to the women of the
ountry. Millions of pamphlets are sent
nt from the children's bureau every
TO FANCY SALARIES
As for the women’s bureau, the ln
rease is from $75,000 to SIOO,OOO, for
ivestigations and reports as to condi
ions of women in Industry. No extrava
ance In salaries Is permitted, as they
re fixed with the appropriation. Noth
ig over $5,000 even for the chief, and
lost of them around $2,000, Is the
tipnlation. That Is done not only from
sense of economy, but because Con
fess likes to have as many posts as
osslbie available In the Federal eerv-
Therefore, the women who have been
lobbying" with the Appropriations Com
littef of both House and Senate, then
rith individual Senators when the bills
ot to the floor, and then again with the
onferen'e committee which has to iron
nt the differences between the House
nd Senate bills are pleased, and the
fomen back home may rest assured that
ie work of the ‘‘pet' bureaus of women
dll go on next year.
In addition to these appropriations the
loney for the Sheppard-Towner bill, not
lcluded in the budget, also has de
landed attention. But that, too, has
ame through with flying colors, and
ongress has appropriated the full
mo* nt called for the bill, both for the
aiance of this year and for next fiscal
ear.—Copyright, 1922, by Public Ledger
League Food Sale
Mrs. Isaac Born will have charge of the
econd food sale for the benefit of the
eague of Women .Voters to be given
aturday afternoon at 53 Monument
lace. Every thing In the pastry, bak
ig and canned goods line will be placed
n sale. Those assisting Mrs. Born are:
Mrs. E. L. Burnett, Mrs. Faul Haynes,
!rs. Marie Karrer, Mrs. T. W. Demrnerly,
Irs. J. E. Hollon, Mrs. Leroy Kahler,
!rs. John Downing Johnson, Mrs. J. W.
orwln, Mrs. William Mullen, Mrs. E. J.
obison, and Mrs. Walter Wise. Each
lember has been asked to contribute
>me article to the sale, and through the
Id of Mrs. Walter Wise the wives of
te city couneilmen have offered to con.
ribute. Among the contribute™ will be
Irs. Theodore Bernd, Mrs. Lloyd D.
laycombe, Mrs. Benjamin Thompson
Irs. Ira Bramblett, Mrs. William C.
[lauer, Mrs. Heydon C. Buchanan ,Mr.
John E. King. Mrs. Joseph Hogue, and
Ir*. Taylor Groninger.
W. C, T. U. to Meet
at I. O. O. F. Building
Owing to the Illness of Mrs. Henry E.
strom, the regular meeting of the Cen
tal Woman Christian Temperance Union
ill be held on the twelfth floor of the
dd Fellow building tomorrow afternoon.
:ra. J. A Bawben will speak to the club
a “Child Welfare,” and Mrs. C. A
reeee will sing. Important business 1*
i be "discussed and every member Is
rged to be present.
Clubs and Meetings
Joseph R. Gordons Women's Relief
orps, 43. will hold a business meeting
t 2 o’clock Friday afternoon at the G.
. K. Hall, 222 East Maryland street.
I The relief committee of the Harold Mc
krew Auxiliary, 3. of the United Spanish
far Veterans, gave a euchre party at the
ome of Mrs. Harry Beil, 2206 North
ale street. The proceeds will be used
ir the needy soldiers and their families.
Out of Vincennes
Bpoejal to The Time*.
VINCENNES. Ind.. March 23.
Shake the shimmy shakers out of
Chapeeon* at each dance and even
tually police matrons.
There must be no cheek to cheek
dancing —the dancers mad be six
These order* promulgated by Mayor
Giftyson were adopted today by dance
hall managers and dance promoters
as their own.
It was part of Mayor Grayson'*
platform that danca hall* be ”01*40*4
STORK CALLS AFTER DIVORCE
A son has been bom to Alice Brady, actress, who divorced James Lyons
Crane, the baby’s father (below), last January.
Many Pupils Slackers in
Drill With Tooth Brush
School Nurses Find Less Than 50 Per Cent of
Children Clean Teeth Daily .
If statistics gathered from two public
schools in the better residential districts
la Indianapolis are indicative of the con
dition in all school buildings the tooth
brush is not very mudh thought of in
For, heed ye, you manufacturers of
dental creams and molar mops, despite
all that has been printed and said about
the evils of moral uncleanliness, onl\ 189
among 850 school children lutervU ved
by school nurses of the city health ie
partment said they clean their t ;th
dally. Two hundred thirty-four sed
tooth brushes occasionally, twent’ nine
had them but didn’t use them at . one
used the brush every Sunday l <rnlng
when she took a bath. No brus'ij were
owned by 398.
It was estimated of the 850 children
628 had defective teeth and only 311 of
the 628 had teeth that could be restored.
There were sixty in the 311 who should
have extraetio- work done.
IF FA RENTS WON’T,
HEALTH OFFICIALS MUST.
All of which means, since parents are
not watching their children’s teeth, it
Is np to the city health authorities to
do it. Dr. Morgan said. There are two
free dental clinic* operated In the city
in cooperation with the Children's Aid
Association. These can care for only
from 5(0 to 600 a year, however. For
children whose parents cannot afford to
pay dentists' bills alone, several times
this capacity Is required.
The health department is considering
rlans to enlarge the free clinic facilities.
Dr. Morgan said. In order the field may
be understood thoroughly a complete
dental survey, along the lines conducted
In the two picked schools, will be made
before the end of the school year.
“Apparently, many parents do not real
ise the direct relation of Infections of
the mouth to many childhood diseases,
as well as the effect this condition wouid
have on the health In future years,’’ said
the health secretary.
“Pockets of Infection continually drain
ing into the system are conducive to low
ered body resistance and the develop
ment of disease iu almost any part of
the body. When a child's teeth are prop
erly taken care of it is not only a pre
ventive measure for the present time.
Will Wed Collins
The latest photograph of Miss Kitty
Klernan of County Longford, the fiancee
of Michael Collins, chief of the Irish Free
Evidently Mr. Doo Dubb Had His Own. “Willie”
|Gf? gentlemen and mDoooußß- —v—pJUMP in\ TcomeLv *"
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but in the future, will prevent many of
the so-called degenerative diseases, par
ticularly of the heart and arteries,
which now are responsible for the high
mortality rate between the ages of 45
GIRL SCOUTS TO
AT FLOWER SHOW
Mrs. Frank Witt to Be in
j Arrangements were completed today by
the campaign committee of the Girl
Scouts to conduct a tea room at the
j Flower Show, beginning Saturday and
to continue until the end of the exposi
tion. Mrs. Frank Witt, who nas been
selected chairman of the committee In
charge of the room, will be assisted *y
j the following womens
Mrs. Charles Fletcher, Mrs. Wilbur
Dart Mrs. Tom Stevenson, Mr*. W. J.
Halllday, Jr., Mrs. Charles Schaf, Jr,
Mrs. John Jameson. Mrs. Theodore
Stein and Miss Jane ltldgeley.
j The proceeds will go Into the fund
being raised this week by the Scouts to
carry on the work of the organization In
: Indianapolis during the coming year.
The Girl Scouts will also be used at
the Flower Show to pass out the souve
nir flowers and the seeds.
Although all the reports of the third
day's work in the SIO,OOO drive being
conducted by the scoaits ka'e not been
j turned li. Mrs. Stuart Dean, chairman
of the campaign committee, sail Indica
tions were the drive was keeping up wl'h
the schedule of the committee and that
there Is every reason to believe the
amount being sought will be obtained
: before the end of the week.
The Girl Scout candy sale at the Splnk-
Arrns Wednesday proved so successful
the committee continued it through today.
In addition to disposing of the candy,
which was made by the scouts, n number
of Daddy Buttons were sold by the com
mittee In charge of the stle, which Is
headed by Captain Bernice Smith.
; At the parpnt-tenchor executive board
; meeting at the Claypool Hotel yester
day, lbl new societies had been added,
the membership having grown about
Dr. C. E. ■ Edmondson of Bloomington,
dean of men at Indiana University, who
ls taking the university baseball t< i am
through a tour of Japan, will be ac
companied by his wife, Br. Edna Hat
field Edmondson, the State president of
the Parent-Teacher Association.
Mrs. Charles 11. Farnsworth of New
Jersey, a girl camp director and educator,
will speak nt the Indiana Federation
of Parent-Teacher Associations next
Wednesday at the Y. W. C. A.
Wash, wipe and core the desired num
ber of tart apples; place in a granite
or earthen dish and fill cavities with
sugar, buiter and cinnamon, using two
thirds cup of sugar, one-half teaspoon
of cinnamon or nutmeg to eight apples.
If nutmeg Is used, a slight graving of
lemon rind and a few drops of lemon
juice may be added to each apple. Cover
bottom of dish with boiling water to
the depth of one-eighth Inch; place in
oven and lako until apples are soft, bast
ing often with syrup In pan. Serve hot
or cold, with or without cream.
INDIANA DAILY TIMES, THURSDAY, MARCH 23,1922.
Frieuds here have received announce
ments of the marriage of Miss ltuth Ai
leeu Gilmore, 1107 North Keallng avenue,
to Orville T. Weesner of Tampa, Fla.,
formerly of this'city. Miss Gilmore left
for Tampa Monday and was married at
noon Wednesday at the parsonage of the
First United lirethern Church by the
Rev. Mr. Smith, the double ring ceremony
being used. The bride wore a light,
blue and gold changeable taffeta silk
dress trimmed in crystal beads and
pearls. Her flowers were a corsage of
violets and valley lilies. There were no
attendants. Mr. and Mrs. Weesner will
be at home to their friends at 914 Twenty-
Sixth avenue. Tampa.
• * *
A meeting of the State executive board
of the Business and Professional Wom
en's Clubs has been called for this eve
ning by the newly elecled president, Miss
• • •
At the meeting of the Home and Ed
ucation department of the Department
Club Friday afternoon at the clubhouse,
Seventeenth and Meridian streets, tickets
for the Flower Show may be secured.
Saturday afternoon the members of the
Department Glut will give a tea In honor
of Lady Asquith, who Is coming here to
speak under auspices of the club.
• • •
“The Modern Sewing Circle” was the
title of the playlet given la3t night under
auspices of the Leuora Essex Bible Class
of the First Baptist Church. The fol
lowing took part In the program; Mrs.
Bert Fulkerson, Mrs. Henry Klabrou,
Mrs. Ira Fisher, Mrs. Daulel Mather, Mrs.
Henry Cowrns, Mrs. Elma Shellhora, Miss
Jessie Crag, Miss Gladys McCain, Mrs.
William Mount, Mrs. C. S. Fulmer, Mrs.
Robert Holllnger, Mrs. William Kadel,
Mrs. Ralph McCormick and Mrs. Thomas
B. Davis. The play was directed by Mrs-
Nora McCain. Following the play Egbert
Woods gave a piano solo.
• • •
Mlses Eleanor and Mary Evans will
entertain Monday at luncheon ut the
Woodstock Country Club for Miss Mar
garet White, a bride-elect.
• • •
The Ace Club will entertain Saturday
evening, April 8, at the Splnk-Arms with
* • •
At the regular meeting of the Home
Economics Club yesterday at the home
of Mrs. W. J. Marks, 3311 North New Jer
sey street, the following officers were
elected: Mrs. C. I*. Benedict, president;
Mrs. J. W. Burchan, vice president; Miss
Jean D. Coffin, recording secretary; Mrs.
Paul Hurt, corresponding secretary; Mrs.
Edwin Wuensch, treasurer; Mrs. Norwood
Ilawkins and Mrs. A R Dewey, directors.
The Hoosler Athletic Club will enter
tain the members of the Optimists Club
tonight at the club, Meridian and Pratt
streets. A tour of the building and in
spection of the physical education facili
ties will be a part of the program.
• • •
The Du Art Fraternity will entertain
its members with a dance Saturday night
at Odeou Hall. Hubert Vita has charge
of the arrangements. Mr. and Mrs. Don
Black, Mr. uud Mrs. Harold Buschell and
Mr. and Mrs. Roland Reed have been
asked to chaperon.
* • •
Mrs. Raymond Hollis. 1128 St. Peter
street, will be the hostess at the meeting
of the On-lla-Ota Club this evening.
At the meeting of the ZMathea Club
yesterday afternoon at the home of Mrs.
Clyde Deputy, 4173 Ruckle street, the
following officers were elected for the
coming year; Miss Ida Jones, president;
Mrs. J. W. Kipp, vice president; Mrs. A.
J. Hueber, recording secretary; Mrs. 11.
L. Brewer, corresponding secretary; Mrs.
J. W. Jones, treasurer; Mrs. T. W. Engle,
Why She Smiles
Lady Rhondda leaving tho House of
Lords just after she had won her fight
for a seat in the House, thus becoming
its first woman member.
historian; Mrs. A. C. Caldwell, delegate
to the Local Comicll of Women; Mrs. F.
H. Seay, delegate to the State Federa
tion of Women's Clubs; Mrs. C. E. Crip
* * •
The second annual convention of the
Phi Epsilon Kappa Fraternity will be
held Friday and Saturday under the
auspices of the Alpha chapter at the
Normal College of the American Gym
nastic Union. The will be delegates from
New York, Chicago Detroit, Philadelphia,
Cincinnati,' Buffalo, St. Louis and Cleve
land. Dr. Carl B. Sputh, grand presi
dent, and Ernest Hoelscher, grand secre
tary and treasurer, are Indianapolis
men. The first meeting of tho delegates
will be at 3 o'clock Friday afternoon.
• • •
The 81-Fo-Re Club will entertain Sat
urday evening with a card party and
dance on the roof-garden of Hotel Sev
erin. and will have as their guests the
officials of the C., C., C. & St. L. Rail
road. Tho Bi-Fo-Re Club is made up of
five hundred employes of the clerical de
partment of the railroad.
* • •
The Seventh District Democratic
Women's Club will hold its regular meet
ing Friday evening at the Indiana Demo
cratic Club. Tho speaker will be Bernard
Tho Women’s Auxiliary to the Thirty-
Eighth Division will hold a food sale In
the windows of Feeney Bros. Furniture
store all day Saturday. Mrs. W. H.
Blodgett is chairman of the committee in
charge of the sale.
‘Little Giant Orator’
to Address County
Ml'fi’nn ir A - -wv
The Marlon County Woman's Christian
Temperance Union will have as Its
principal sjieaker for the opening eve
ning of the Institute Tuesday and
Wednesday of next week, the "Little
Giant Howard,” Clinton N. Howard of
Ito-hestcr, N. Y. Mr. Howard Is an
orator and a reformer, having been be
fore the people as a promoter of moral
uplift for a decade. His ancestry is a
notable one, running back through the
Quaker advocates of reform to the fa
mous John Howard, the English prisoner
During the war, Mr. Howard gave him
self unreservedly to patriotic work, and
lost a brother, who was one of the first
Americans to make the supreme sacrifice
In France, and his first-born son, an of
flver In the Navy aviation, who was lost
The address which he will deliver here
Is entitled: "Was Prohibition Put Over!
How It Was Done; How It Has Worked;
How Long Will It Last?" This address
was given recently before the State W.
C. T. 17. convention and before the na
tional conference for limitation of ar
mament nt Washington.
Mrs. Elizabeth Stanley, State president,
will be leader of tho Institute. The fol
lowing program 1s announced:
Opening Session—7 :.30 Tuesday evening
Devotional—The Rev. O. W. Fifer.
M usle—Nazar Ino Orchestra.
Address—“ Little Giant Orator," Clinton
9’JIOI Praise—Mrs. Allen Davis.
9:45. Words of Greeting—Mrs. Minnie
Nater Bronson, county president.
0:55. Response—lnstitute leader.
10.00. Vocal Solo—Mrs. C. B. Clark
10:05. County business; question box.
10:35. Organization of institute.
Reading of declaration of prln
ciples from 1921 annual report,
Appointment otf committees:
Membership, subscription to
papers, courtesies and press.
10:45. Union Signal—Mrs Essie Penrod.
10:50. Young Crusader—Mrs. Edith May
Opening subscription list
11:00. Central Union Quartette.
11:05. Plan of Work—Mrs. Elizabeth E
Stanley, State president.
11 -.35. Americanlaatlon demonstration by
supervisor, Miss Senora Byrd
12:00. Noontltde Prayer-—Mrs. Amelia
1:15, Devotional and Message In Song—
Mrs. Ulela Martin.
1:30, Educational Campaign In Prepa
ration for Legislature of 1823
Mrs. Elizabeth E. Stanley.
2:20. Vocal Solo—Mrs. n. E. Summers
2:35. Loyal Temperance I.cgton—De
monstration by Mrs. Edith May
2:45. What Anti-Prohibitionists are Do
ing to Overthrow the Eigh
teenth Amendment —Mrs. Felix
3:15. Duet- Mrs. Charles Ratherford
and Miss Hazel Shotwell.
3:20. Thu Growing Menace of Tobacco
—Tho Rev. F. G. Greyer.
3:40. Reports of committees.
Lecture —Mrs. Elizabeth E. Stanley,
Edgewood M. E. Church.
Bring State Minutes and Note
An expedition planned to reopen an
abandoned mine in the interior of
Mexico, is being sent out by Henry
Jarnflyce, capitalist of New York.
Richard Henry Gladney* young por
trait painter, and cousin of Jarndyce,
Joins the group for the sake of ud
ventnre. Senora Trabajar, alleged
princess, claims that the mine to be
worked by the Jarpdyce Company
reuUy belongs to her by right of In
heritance and was wrongfully taken
from her dead father. She accom
panies the expedition in the expecta
tion of taking possession.
While making tho trip from New
York to Vera Cruz exciting events
take place. An .attempt is made to
destroy the mining machinery on
board tho vessel. Plots and intrigues
are plentiful. Follow the story
CHAPTER X — Continued.
He flung himself Into a chair like a
very tired man and I sat on the edge of
the bed and talked and talked. I told
him everything, circumstantially and in
detail. While I was talking he kept whis
tling softly between his teeth.
“I have heard something of this be
fore,” he said slowly. "Jarndyce knew
something of It, but nothing of this
Madame Trabajar, and Mora has thrown
a little light on the subject from time to
time. By the way, that gentry can be
troublesome when they take tt into their
heads Do you believe this woman Is
actually a sun worshipers'/”
’’She talks their Jargon, and she looks
remarkabley like that portrait In the
Chapel of Saint Ynez.”
“By George, come to think of It, she
does. I remember that picture very well;
and I was always wondering on the boat
who It was she looked like. Boy, it
looks to me like she's mighty near got
you hooked. Do you want to marry
Ho slapped his thigh and laughed heart
ily. “Your old questioning trick! No,
I'm otherwise employed. So she asked
you to use your Influence to win me over?
Os course, yon know I work for Jarn
dyce. But, say, come to think of It,
mightn't it be to Jarndyee's advantage
if we took her in with us? Why couldn’t
wo form a sort of partnership?”
“And me marry her?”
“Pardon me, I hadn't gone so far as
to suggest that, Glad.”
“But I have gone so far as to consider
It seriously,” I said “I believe hon
estly that it would be to Henry Jarn
dyee's advantage if he should go halvers
with her In the mine; that la, if she’s
what she pretends she Is.”
Prothro's blue-gray ayes grew cold.
“Gladney,” he said, “you haven’t con
templated a further step, have you? You
wouldn't turn ”
“Listen, l’rothro; I'm not Nelson. And
Pm Henry Jarndyee’s guest here, as
much as if I were in his dining-room In
New York. Do you think his plate would
be safe with me in his house?”
Troth™ laughed again, his big hearty
laugh that was so good to hear.
“But, Glad,” he tnused aloud, “if she'*
all she pretends she is, she wouldn't go
partners with Henfy Jarndyce nor any
other millionaire In the world. There's
no half-way course open to you. It's
either marry her and desert us, or It's
stick to us through and through, and
risk your life In doing it.
“I’ll stick to you,” I said. “The wom
an Is an adventuress, whatever else she
Is, and her disgusting affair with Nelson
is more than I can contemplate. You
see, although poor and an artist, I still
have some little shreds of self-respect.”
“Then do thin,” said Prothro. “Go and
nt least pretend to paint her. Put my
proposition before her and temporize as
long as poslsbla. Meanwhile we may
have to fight these Aztec brigands any
The next morning at daybreak I went
with Prothro and Mora to inspect our
machinery. That was the first opportun
ity T had to see it at close range,. There
was a great centrifugal pump with two
carloads of pining. There was a great
dynamo arid several motors, a big West-
Inghouae engine, a giant winch and drum
with a quantity of cable for lifting the
buckets, a crusher, and about a dozen
centrifugal washing pans; in fact, a com
plete gold mining outfit costing perhaps
a cool half million dollars. There were
some otpor cases, of what nature I did
All this had been tied up and useless
for days, and now this morning Prothro,
with Ms permit from Mexico City, was
anxious to begin to reload It at once
to his narrow gauge road for Tleximal.
The gang was ready and apparently
wanting to go to work.
Prothro spoke quietly to Bourke, who
hail been appointed foreman, and Bourke
stepped out snd called: 'Come on, boys,
let's get reloadin’ this stuff.”
Not a man budged from his place.
“Come on up here, fellows, wo'U skid
this engine across first.”
Not a man moved In his tracks. Bourke
looked at Prothro for Instruction, and
Barnette, who had started up the street
to go get some sleep, wheeled and walked
“Men,” asked Prothroo, “what’s the
“We've struck,” said a big fellow named
“Struck for what?”
“Ten dollars a day, gold, and our
equal snare in tha company’s takin’s at
I’rothro stepped fearlessly in among
them. “Say look here,” he said. “You
haven’t worked out your passage yet.
You’ll work that out before you strike
or I'll clap the last one of you In the
chain gang.” )
“Just try it,” shouted Spinks, and
Prothro landed him a blow to the point
of the Jaw that sent him sprawling
backward across a pile of scrap Iron.
There was a rush. Six men made at
Prothro from all directions. But Bar
nette Jumped In and engaged two of
them. Bourke, In spite of his bad arm,
took on two more, and Prothro looked
after the other two. Mora drew a pistol
and stood the other off, and I followed
suit The battle among the ten men
lasted for some moments. There were
panting and curses, and a world of ptyi
ishment for all.
The curses were mostly directed at
“Turncoat, traitor, wot made you sell
out?” This was the burden of the vil
lification flung at the ex-prizefighter.
But after a time the seven' assailants
drew off defeated —all save two, who were
completely knocked out. All that were
still on their legs drew oft and held a
“Why don't you let them go or lock
them up and employ native labor to do
the work ?” I asked Barnette.
“That's the trouble,” he swore. “We’ve
tried to hire native laborers; but there's
evidently a boycott against us—Sifert and
“No, that woman’s,” I Instructed him.
“She’s really what she claimed to be, or
partly so—get Prothro to tell you—she's
got a part of tho native population under
her thumb.” (
“I’d like to break her neck,” said Bar.
While we were speaking a stalwart
bronze brute, who had stolen Idly smok
ing a cigarette during the fight, edged
'up to me. “What are you doing here?”
he asked In Spanish.
“I work for Jarndyce and Company
of New York,” I said.
“Well, you won’t work for them long
unless you keep faith with the Princess
Ynez Tchacalea,” he hissed truculently.
At the moment I recognized him as one
of the twenty, one of those who had
refused to bow before me the day be
As he stalked off I followed after
and touched him on the elbow. “Pardon
me, senor,” I said. “I now recognize
you. Know then that I am prepared tc
keep faith with the Princess Yne*
Tchacalea, that the representative of my
cousin in New York, who Is rich enough
to buy this province and strong enough
to crush the beautiful princess, is send
ing me to her today for a conference with
her and will offer to go Into an honorable
partnership with her to develop the
mine at Tleximal.”
“The princess Tchacalea cannot stoop
to form a partnership,” he growled, as he
shambled on down the railroad yards.
When I told Prothro a few minutes
later about my passage of words with
this sinner he said. “You’d better be on
your P’s and Q's. We don’t care to lose
a good man before we start. Don’t fall
to keep your appointment with her this
morning. I got your painting materia
for you In Mexico City as I promised.’
And I hurried away from the railroad
yards to get ready to keep my perilous
Have yon ever been at the breaking
of a strike? It is a sordid business at
best. Even when the striker is entlerly
In the wrong with his demands, the
strikebreaker, like the detective and the
spy. Is looked upon as a sort of pariah.
Certainly the strikebreakers Prothro and
Barnette managed to employ In the
colorful city of Gunanajuaro were a
scurvy lot. They were for the most
part the plug uglles of the town, Mexi
cans unattached to any hacienda or to
any overload, men without any sort of
religious or political faith. They worked
for the hated “gringoes.” wherefore they
were taboo for all self-respecting Mexi
cans In that city where American and
English and German machinery Is equal
ly despised, and where the only Ice In
summer Is the snow-lee carried on tho
back of a peon from the white mountain
summits miles and miles away—a city,
which, In spite of its many churches, Is
still pagan at heart and will remain
so for many genera*lons to come.
We learned that the natives had names
for us. Barnette was “the panther;”
Prothro was “the demon of the rail
road,” because ho had built the first
railroad into the city; little Mora was
“the apostate;’’ Battling Bourke was “el
tore,” the bull, and I was—well, the
name they called me by Is not trans
lated into polite English—let us say,
We kept Just seven workers of our
old lot: and strange as It may seem, the
seven men we kept were the seven that
had made the attack and had been
whipped that first morning. The others
we sent through the political Influence
of Mora to work out the price of their
passage on a Government railroad in
I went that first morning and met the
princess at the old Mexcian's, where wo
did a disappearing act into her under
ground palace, but no sooner had I began
to complain that the light was bad. I
told her I could never hope to repro
duce In that light the little flecks of
gold In her deep-brown, liquid eyes, the
faint half flush that died along her
throat, the dove-toned shadow
beneath her chin. Before I was half
through, with the first sketch, 1 threw
down my brushes in despair; and I end
ed by making her agree to let me come
to her residence every day to paint her
Instead of to that place.
She also agreed to come to a confer
ence and meet Prothro and Mora and me.
but nothing carne of our tentatively of
fered partnership. It was Just as Pro
thro bad said, she scorned a partnership
with anybody, and, I think, actually con
vinced Prothro that she was what she
claimed to be. I must state frankly that
she gained in dignity in the eyes of all
of ue during these Interviews. Had it
not been for her manner of conducting
herself on board the ship and the lnnaie
baseness of character that she had re
vealed there, I should have been more
than pleased to have taken her back to
New York and laid her claims before my
cousin, and who knows, but that I might
have gone still farther.
Her house —rented or not, I cannot say
—was a dignified old place of adobe and
stucco, with an interior filled with art
objects and luxurious hangings and rugs,
and the finest of furniture. Besides, the
lesser domestics she kept there an old
duenna, deaf as a hitching post and
ugly as only an old Mexican can be, and
a Japanese butler of the fawning, shifty,
self-important sort. She gave me one of
her servants for a valet, gave me a
suite of rooms and a latch key, so that
I had the entree to at least a part of her
house at any hour of the day or night
To Be Continued.
By Arcli Dale.
The Hoopers Tell
How Five Live on
a Limited Income
(The Hoopers, an average American
family of five, will tell the readers
of the Dally Times how tl a many
present-day problems of the home
are solved by working on the budget
that Mrs. Hooper has evolved and
found practical. Follow them daily
iu an interesting review of their home
life ana learn tc meet the conditions
jf the high cost of living with them.J
The pantry shelf and the bathroom
cabinet needed a good deal of replenish
ing Mrs. Hooper found on referring to
the lists in her note book which she had
made on Monday on her tour of inspect
tlon. Her pantry was not yet in the
condition of “reserve” that she had al
ways kept it at Mayfield because since
she had arrived in Indianapolis she had
never had a sufficient surplus in her
food acocunt to really stock it up with
the things she believed should be kept
permanently on hand, but she decided
to begin today and use up her food sur
plus each week no matter hod little it
was on things to be put on the reserve
shelf iu the pantry.
Helen really didn’t need anew dress
according to her mother's strict idea
of economy, and to get her anew one
for Easter seemad like encouraging the
child in the extravagant notions about
clothes that she seemed to posses to an
alarming degree. But Henry had said
rather casually this morning in a tone
that sounded very like his sister Belle's;
“Mary I hope you and the children will
get some new clothes for Easter. It seems
like a good investment to me to be rather
well dressed since we have come as
strangers to Indianapolis, and if we want
our neighbors to think well of us, I
don't believe you ought to appear shabby
at church on Easter Sunday.”
“Shabby I” excaimed Mrs. Hooper. “I
don't know how you can say anything
like that Henry.” ‘•Why no member of
your family was ever shabby.”
“I don't mean that.” Henry said hastily,
“I know very well Mary that you always
look to me as If your clothes had been
bought only yesterday and I’ve never seen
a child that I thought was better dressed
than Helen, but as a matter of ttet I
know It Is a long time since anything to
wear has been bought except for Roger
and me and I suppose other people will
notice It if I don't.”
Mrs. Hooper laughed. “I hope yon are
not going to have city notions, too,
i Henry; that sounded almost like a speech
from Bella A well-dressed woman
doesn’t mean one that Is always buying
“Well it seems to me as if I hear noth
ing from the men in our office*, .but what
their wives' clothes cost. One fellow that
I like very much is always paying bills
for something his wife has Just bought
to wear. And of course,” he added lame
ly, “I wouldn't want you to seem differ
ent when you meet these people at church
or anywhere. It was different somehow
In Mayfield where we had known every
one for years.”
“It wasn't one bit different Henry,” ex
claimed Mrs. Hooper, and there vras de
finite annoyance in her tone, “and I In
tend ot establish here In Indianapolis the
same reputatoin for being well dressed
that I had In Mayfield and I shall con
tinue In my same old way to buy new
clothes as seldom as possible and to wear
them as long as possible and still look
quite as well as a lot of women who
spend ttjelr whole time opening band
“I suppose you know best, Mary,” said
Henry slowly, “but I believe new clothes
are considered essential for Easter in a
place like Indianapolis and I hope you’ll
at least get anew hat.”
“And if I don’t get anew dress for
Easter I'll Just naturally die,” said
Helen mournfully folding up her paper
napkins which Mrs. Hooper clings to for
breakfast. “Every girl I know Is hav
ing one and mine will look like rags next
to them I know.”
“Oh, very well,” said Mrs. Hooper re
signedly. “I'll get the material for a
ne.t dress for you today Helen and anew
hat and shoes. Then I'll buy anew hat
for myself, but further than that there
will b*e no clothes bought until later In
the season. I haven't learned to shop in
Indianapolis yet and I’m not going to
be hurried into buying a lot of things
I don't want.”
The menus for the three meals on Fri
Stewed Prunes Cereal
Poached Eggs ou Toast Hot Biscuit*
Thin Bread and Butter
Baked Stuffed Smelts
Creamed Carrots and Green Pea*
PUSS IN BOOTS, JR.
By DAVID CORY. —-
Your tongue shall be slit.
And all tho dogs in the town
Shall have a little bit.”
Oh, dear me! This is what was golnff
to happen to the little girl who had told
on her brothers. And all the little dogs
were standing around wagging their tails
as Puss Junior passed by.
It was a wonder that the dogs didn't
rush out and bark at him, but they
were so anxious to get a piece of the
little girl's tongue that they didn’t
notice him at all. Perhaps a cat with
boots and spurs, a hat and plume and
a Irusty sword didn't look like an
ordinary cat to them. And neither was
ou- little traveller.
You see, these little boys had gone
into an alley to play marbles on their
way to school, and then the little girl
had told her father how they had missed
“And Jimmy Jones won all tfca
marbles, and there was a fight! And the
teacher kept them In after school!”
“Oh, me, oh, my?” cried Puss Junior,
“please don’t slit her tongue!”
“But why did you tell tales on you*
brother?” asked her father.
“Oh, please don't silt her tongue,”
cried Puss Junior, again.
“That's what they did in Goose time!”
“That must have been very, very long
ago in the ‘dark ages,’ for I've never
heard of it except in ‘Mother Goose!’ ”
answered Puss, laying hold of his
“Well, it’s only a rhyme!” laughed her
father, picking up his little girl and
hugging her. “Come on, Sir Cat follow
me. You are quite a Knight of tha
Round Table. If a fair lady be in dis
tress, you are her champion!”
And pretty soon all three came to aj
little house where Fuss was invited to
come in and play. There was a nice
swing under an old apple tree, and soon
he was swinging as high as the little
girl could push him. All of a suden, ha
Jumped out up among the branches and
hung on to a limb, Just like a trapeze
“I once was with a circus,” cried
Puss. And then he slid down the rope
and turned a somersault on the ground.
And just then the little boys came
in the gate and how they did laugh 1
And Jimmy gave Puss all the marble*
which he had won, and his father, who
had been sitting on the porch watch
ing the fun, gave a dollar. After that,
they all went In for lunch and Puss
didn’t start out on his Journey until
lata in the afternoom—Copyrlght, 1222,
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