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Wizard of Oz by by L.Frank Baum copyf>/cut.' ar thc ooa&s-ncpp/u con pa. my COPYR/CHT, OYt. PPAffM SAUn fc #K #* OC/14LOW SYNOPSIS. Dorothy lived In Kansas with Aunt Km and Uncle Henry. A cyclone lifted their home into the air, Dorothy falling asleep amidst the excitement. A crash awakened her. The house had landed in a country of marvelous beauty. Groups of queer little people greeted her to tne Land of Munchklns. The house had killed their enemy, the wicked witch of East. Dor othy took the witch’s silver shoes. She started for the Emerald City to find the Wizard of Oz. who. she was promised, might find away to send her back to Kansas. Dorothy released a scarecrow, giving him life, lie wus desirous of ac quiring brains and started with her to tne wizard to get them. The scarecrow told his history. They met a tin wood man who longed for a heart. He also Slned them. They came upon a terrible m. The lion confessed he had no cour age. He decided to accompany them to the Wizard of Oz to get some. The scare crow In pushing the raft became Im paled upon his pole In the middle of the river. The scarecrow was rescued by a friendly stork. They entered a poppy field, which caused Dorothy to fall asleep. The scarecrow and tin woodman rescued her und her dog from the deadly flowers. The Hon fell asleep and being too heavy to lift, was left. On the search for the road of yellow brick which led to the Emerald City they met a wild cat and Held mice. The woodman killed the wild cat. The queen mouse became friendly. She sent thousands of her mice subjects !i°tir ruw L the lion away from the poppy neid. Dorothy awoke from her long sleep. They started again on the Emer * • road. They came to a fence, painted green. There were farmers of green, houses of green and people dressed in green. It was the Land of Oz. They met the guardian of the gates. He de •crlbed the power of the Wizard of Oz. AH put on green spectacles as the brlght ness and glory of Emerald City blinded them. The wizard decided to receive one of the party each day. All were put in green rooms. Dorothy went to the throne roj” 1- . a ch alr sparkling with emer alds she beheld an enormous head with out body, legs or arms, bigger than the •"•gest giant. “I am Oz. the great and terrible." said the head. Ox told her that when she killed the wicked witch of the East he would send her home. The scare admitted to the presence of a beau tiful lady, who said she was the wizard, was promised brains when lie killed the witch. The woodman beheld a terrible beast with a head of a rhinoceros and five eyes. The wizard promised him a heart If he would slay the witch. The •on saw « ball of fire and a voice from tne object promised him courage If he 5lf w ***• witch. The search commenced. The witch saw the party when It entered her domain and caused a pack of wolves to attack It. The woodman killed the wolves. She sent crows which the scare crow, scared and killed. Bees were dis patched next, but the woodman received tne stings. Finally winged monkeys took them prisoner and conveyed them to the witchery. Dorothy threw wa •fr on the wicked witch, destroying her. Dorothy rescued the lion. w«mml - and scarecrow. She found a channed golden cup and started back to Oz. She became lost. Site used the cup to call the winged monkeys who took them to the Emerald City. The charmed cup's story was told. Dor othy discovered the wizard to be a humbug. He told his life story. The wizard gave the scarecrow brains, the woodman a heart and the lion a cour age fluid. The Wizard of Oz constructed a balloon to take Dorothy home. The air craft broke loose and the wizard was carried away without the girl. Dorothy called the winged monkeys, but they were powerless. She went to Ollnda. the good witch of the south. All Journeyed toward the Land of the Soutli. CHAPXSpjg~7X The ] ■-»/ While the®(£ / Woodman was w making a ladder from wood which he found In the for est Dorothy lay down and slept, for she was tired by the long walk. The Lion also curled himself up to sleep and Toto lay beside him. The Scarecrow watched the Wood man while he worked, and said to him: "I cannot think why this wall is here, nor what it is made of.*' “Rest your brains and do not worry about the wall.” replied the Wood man; "when we have climbed over It we shall know what Is on the other side." After a time the ladder was finished. It looked clumsy, but the Tin Wood man was sure it was strong and would answer their purpose. The Scarecrow waked Dorothy and the Lion and Toto, and told them that the ladder was ready. The Scarecrow climbed up the ladder first, but he was so awkward that Dorothy had to follow close be- The China Clown. hind and keep him from falling off. When he got his head over the top of the wall the Scarecrow said: “Oh, my!” "Go on," exclaimed Dorothy. So the Scarecrow climbed further up and sat down on the top of the wall, and Dorothy put her head over and cried: "Oh, ’tny!” just as the Scarecrow had done. Then Toto came up, and Immediate ly began to bark, but Dorothy made him be still. The Lion climbed the ladder next, and the Tin Woodman came last; but both of them cried "Oh, my!” as soon us they looked over the wall. When they were all sitting in a row on the top of the wall they looked down and saw a strange sight. Before them was a great stretch of country having a floor as smooth and shining and white as the bottom of a big platter. Scattered around were many houses made entirely of china and painted in the brightest colors. These houses were quite small, the biggest of them reaching only as high as Dorothy’s waist. There w'ere also pretty little barns, with china fences around them, and many cows and sheep and horses and pigs and chick ens, all made of china, were standing about in groups. But the strangest of all were the people who lived in this queer coun- They All Managed to Scramble to the Top. try. There were milk-maids and shep herdesses, with bright-colored bodices and golden spots all over their gowns; and princesses with most gorgeous frocks of silver and gold and purple; and shepherds dressed in knee breeches with pink and yellow and blue stripes down them, and golden buckles on their shoes; and princes with Jeweled crowns upon their heads, wearing ermine robes and salin doub lets; and funny clowns in ruffled gowns, with round red spots upon their cheeks and tall pointed caps. And, strangest of all. these people were made of china, even to their clothes, and were so small that the tallest of them was no higher than Dorothy’s knee. No one did so much as look at the travelers at first, except one little pur ple china dog with an extra-large head, who came to the wall and barked at them in a tiny voice, afterwards run ning away again. "How shall we get down?” asked Dorothy. They found the ladder so heavy they could not pull it up. so the Scarecrow fell off the wall and the others jumped down upon him so that the hard floor would not hurt their feet. Of course they took pains not to light on his head and get the pins In their feet. When all were safely down they picked up the Scarecrow, whose body was quite flattened out. and patted his straw into shape again. "We must cross this strange place in order to get to the other side." said Dorothy; "for It would be unwise for us to go any other way except due south.” They began walking through the country of the china people, and the first thing they came to was a china milkmaid milking a china cow. As they drew near the cow suddenly gave a kick and kicked over the stool, the pall and even the milkmaid herself, all falling on the china ground with a great clatter. Dorothy was shocked to see that the cow had broken her leg short off. and that the pail was lying in several small pieces, while the poor milkmaid had a nick in her left elbow. "There!” cried the milkmaid, an grily; “see what you have done! My cow has broken her leg, and I must take her to the mender's shop and have it glued on again. What do you mean by coming here and frightening my cow ?” ' "I’m very sorry,” returned Dorothy; "please forgive us.” But the pretty milkmaid was much tob vexed to' make any answer. She picked up the leg sulkily and led hei cow away, the poor animal limping on three legs. As she left them the milk maid cast many reproachful glances over her shoulder at the clumsy stran gers, holding her nicked elbow close to her side. Dorothy was quite grieved at this mishap. "We must be very careful here,” said the kind-hearted Woodman, "or we may hurt these pretty little people so they will never get over it.” A little further on Dorothy met a most beautifully dressed young prin cess, who stopped short as she saw the strangers and started to run away. Dorothy wanted to see more of tho princess, so she ran after her; but the china girl cried out: "Don’t chase me! don’t chase me!” She had such a frightened little voice that Dorothy stopped and said: “Why not?” "Because," answered the princess, also stopping, a safe* distance away, “if I run I may fall down and break myself." "But couldn’t you be mended?” asked the girl. "Oh. yes; but one Is never so pretty after being mended, you know,” re plied the princess. "I suppose not," said Dorothy. “Now there is Mr. Joker, one of our clowns,” continued the china lady, “who is always trying to stand upon his head. He has broken himself so often that he is mended in a hundred places, and doesn’t look at all pretty. Here he comes now, so you can see for yourself." Indeed, a Jolly little clown now came walking toward them, and Doro thy could see that in spite of his pret ty clothes of red and yellow and green he was completely covered with cracks running every which way and show ing plainly that he had been mended in many places. The clown put his hands in his pock ets, and. after puffing out his cheeks and nodding his head at them saucily, he said: My lady fair. Why do you star* At poor old Mr. Jok«*r? You're quite as stiff And prim as If You'd eaten up a poker! "Be quiet, sir!" said the princess; “can’t you see these are strangers, and should be treated with respect?” "Well, that's respect. I expect.” de clared the clown, and Immediately stood upon his head. "Don't mind Mr. Joker,” said the princess to Dorothy; “he is consider ably cracked in his head, and that makes him foolish.” "Oh, I don't mind him a bit,” said Dorothy. "But you are so beautiful," she continued, "that I am sure I could love you dearly. Won't you let me car ry you back to Kansas and stand you on Aunt Km’s mantel-shelf? I could carry you in my basket." “That would make me very unhap py,” answered the china princess. "You see. here in our own country we live contentedly, and can talk and move around as we please. But whenever any of us are taken away our Joints at once stiffen, and we can only stand straight and look pretty. Of course that is all that is expected of us when we are on mantel-shelves and cabinets and drawing-room tables, but our lives are much pleasanter here in our own country.” "I would not make you unhappy for all the world!" exclaimed Dorothy; "so I’ll Just say good-by.” "Good-by.” replied the princess. They walked carefully through the china country. The little animals and all the people scampered out of their way. fearing the strangers would break them, and af’er an hour or so the travelers reached the other side of the country and came to another china wall. It was not as high as the first, how ever. and by standing upon the Lion’s back they all mannged to scramble to the top. Then the Lion gathered his legs under him and jumped on the wall; but just as he Jumped he upset a china church with his tail and smashed it all to pieces. "That was too bad.” said Dorothy, "but really I think we were lucky in not doing these little people more harm than breaking a cow’s leg and A church. They are all so brittle!” "They are. indeed.” said the Scare crow, "and I am thankful I am made of straw and cannot be easily dam aged. There are worse things in the world than being s Scarecrow.” (TO BE 'CPS^TINUED.) NEW GOTHAM PRISON Police Headquarters Moved from 300 Mulberry Street. Up-to-Date Structure Costing $250,00C Takes Place of Famous Home of Gotham's Guardians of the Peace. New York.—The police headquar ters of the greatest city in the United States are now located in a new build ing which cost $250,000. When Com missioner Baker moved with his army of assistants to the new structure, No. 300 Mulberry street became a thing of the past so far as the city's guardians of the peace are concerned. It was at 300 Mulberry street that Byrnes, Devery, Bingham and other famous heads of the Gotham police de partment held forth. The new building occupies the tri angle bounded by Grand, Centre, nod Broome streets and Centre Market. The building is of granite, trimmed with marble, and it is designed to be ample enough to serve the department for many years. On the ground floor are the reception and consulting room for detectives, the Italian bureau, the chief detective's office, the “stand-up” room for suspects, the homicide bu reau, tho chief Inspector's office, tho boiler squad and the bureau of infor mation. The commissioner and the deputies occupy rooms on the second floor where the license bureau, the bureau of supplies and repairs, the complaint clerk's office, and the filing room for records are quartered. On the third floor are the chief clerk’s office, the library, four record rooms, the pen sion bureau, and the waiting and trial room. The school for recruits, draughstmen, photograph storeroom, chauffeurs' waiting room, a room for policemen on reserve, the chief sur geon's room, the drill room, and a running track are on the fourth floor. Gotham’s New Police Headquarters. The photograph gallery is on tho fifth, or top Boor, with tho rogues’ gal lery an the bertlllon room. The switchboard, one of the most complete in the world, is also on this floor. The cellar will be used as a target range and for dynamos, pumps, furnaces and coal. In the basement will bo the property clerk, storing room for the telegraph bureau, sitting room for de tectives and baths for prisoners. The cells are also in the basement. The cells of the new headquarters are de clared to be unique in their modern Improvements over the old cells of the former building. Commissioner Baker, it is said, will probably retire at the end of the year, when It Is expected a new commis sioner will be appointed by the incom ing mayor. BIRDS NEED MUCH CARE Some Points to Be Observed If tho Pet Is to Be Kept in Proper Health. She had Just bought a canary, and the dealer was telling her what atten tions were necessary for the bird’s welfare. He mentioned the proper feeding, the dally bath, the cuttle bone for sharpening the bill, and fin ally mentioned the fact that the little singer must have a regular pedicure. "Pedicure!” exclaimed the buyer. "How in the world will I have to give that?” "That's easy enough when you .once get used to It,” the dealer told her. "In the first place, the feet have to be kept scrupulously clean. If they are not the bird will not live long. And then the nails have to be kept clipped. If they are allowed to grow too long, the bird will not be able to get a good grasp on anything If he Is let fly about the room. The nails have to be cut almost as often as those of a per son, and it is equally Important. I know lots of people who have ca naries never think of clipping their nails, but the birds are much more comfortable if this is done, and it should be done fairly often.” Humbling a Hoosier Lawyer. A prominent Indianapolis lawyer tells a story of a letter he dictated to a new stenographer to a client in Cin cinnati. The client, a new one. had asked his opinion as to certain busi ness relations here. He dictated like this: "Dear Sirs: Yours of the sixth Inst, at hand. My first blush opinion as to the matter," etc. The new stenographer wrote the letter and submitted it to the lawyer. Since she was a new stenographer he read the letter with care —to his ever lasting relief. She had written it: "Dear Sirs: Yours of the sixth Inst, at hand. My first gush of opinion as to the matter,” etc.—lndianapolis Star. Woman Good School Officer. Dr. Gertrude Halley, a graduate of the medical department of the Mel bourne university, has been re-ap pointed medical officer of the public schools in Tasmania. Dr. Halley is the first woman to occupy such an office, and is reported to have given such satisfaction that a movement has been started to appoint women to all such offices to the exclusion of men. Very Definite. "What are your views about elastic currency?” i ' "Well, I would like my Income to stretch a UtUe further.’* HE BEGAN AT THE BOTTOM Henry U. Mudge, Rock Island's New President, Started Railroad Work as Water Carrier. New York. —Henry U. Mudge, elect ed president of the Rock Island sys tem, Is one of the highest grade of self-built and self-helped railroad offi cials in the country. Mr. Mudge began his career in 1872, at the age of 16, In the capacity of wa ter carrier to the section hands on the Santa Fe. Since that time some of the positions he has filled are those of telegraph operator, brake man, baggageman, conductor on freight, passenger and work trains, Henry U. Mudge. dispatcher, road master, train master and assistant superintendent. The last post marked the second stage In Mr. Madge's upward course. Thence he went to higher nnd higher posi tions, each of which required In creased ability nnd versatility. On June 10, 1894, he hnd risen to be general superintendent of the eastern grand division of the Santa Fe. With two more steps he was the general mannger. Mr. Mudge left his long service with the Santa Fe to take the vice-presidency of the Rock Island on May 1, 1905. Few railroad men with such brilliant success are moro gen erous, gentle, courteous and democrat ic than Mr. Mudge. WASPS AS A GIRL’S PETS Miss Black-Hawklns of England Makes Friends of the Vicious Little Insects. Andover, England—Many strange creatures are kept as pets nowadays, but surely the strangest hobby Is that If Miss Rlack-Hawklns of Andover, whose hand, covered with her tame wasps. Is represented here. It Is said, by the way, that wasps uro really the friends of man, and should not be destroyed, for they protect fruit from maggot-breeding Insects, consuming them In large quantities. Sad t<ysay. they are addicted to alcohol, which they find In rotten fruit. Male wasps, by the way, do not sting, but only the females and neuters. NO CHANCE FOR A BARBER One Time That Adjutant Had to Re frain from Use of His Pet Phrase. At one of the old volunteer camps the newly appointed adjutant of a cer tain metropolitan corps contracted a little habit of telling off men on pa rade to get their hair ent, as much to their annoyance as to the amuse ment of onlookers. One morning, after having told off about half a dozen men In this man ner. he came to a somewhat old stager whose hair at the back was perhaps Just long enough to take away from a smart appearance, but certainly too long to satisfy our ad jutant. The latter’s method of procedure was to pass behind the men and push the culprit’s peak cap over his nose, at the same time shouting. “Hair cut here!” As sure as fate, when the adjutant came to the long-service man he promptly told him off. and automat ically pushed his cap forward. But— oh! horrors! What a pity! •*Er —er. as you were,” murmured the adjutant. The man was as bald as a billiard ball, with tho exception of a “thin, gray line” of hair which could be seen Just below the band of his cap at the back of his head. Collapse of the warrior bold and bald, amid loud laughter In camp.— London Tit-Bits. An American Saint. Roman Catholics throughout the world are interested In the fact that the Vatican Is said to look with favor upon the canonization of Mother Elizabeth Ann Seton, who, a little ov er 100 years ago, founded In the Uni ted States tfte first branch of the Or der of tha Sisters of Charity, under the constitution of the Order of St Vincent de Paul. If she Is declared a saint she will be the first American to be so honored. She was a convert to the faith, having been the daughter of Dr. Richard Rayley and Charlotte Barclay Bayley. and her mother was before her marriage Helen Roosevelt, fthe was married at the age of 20 to William Seton, a New York merchant who died within the year. She en tered the Roman Catholic church Id 1805, and In 1809 she founded the or der of the Sisters of Charity at Em metsburg, Md. There are now nearly 2,000 in the work. Fine Line from Milton. Milton: With thee conversing I for get all time. For the Hostess Chat on Interesting Topics of Many Kinds, by a Recognized Authority An Old-Fashioned Tea. For n dozen elderly women this ;harmlng tea was given. The house vas lighted with candles and for each tuest the hostess had a nosegay built iround a stick with a frill of lacey pa )er. These were presented when ro 'reshinents were served. There was i program of old-time songs, and the guests brought their fancy work. The nenu consisted of tea, pressed ihlcken, tiny, hot. buttered biscuit. Jelly nnd pound cake. The Invitations vere written on paper, folded and sealed without an envelope. A copy 'ollows: My Dear Madam: Ye distinguished Honor of your Presence is requested Thursday, ye Second of October, from Three of ye Clock until ye early Can llellght, at Four Hundred nnd Seven, Sheridan Road, ye City of . ye State of , to meet Mistress Abigail Hastings Connor nnd Mistress Mary 3mlth Brown, ye Honorable Mother »nd ye Aunt of your most Obedient ind humble Servant, Mistress Pen lennis. For Twelfth Night. The first special day chronicled for the glad new year’s month Is "Twelfth Night,” which comes on the sixth. In olden days the celebration af Christmas lasted until this date. or. as It was called, “old Christmas.” when the “Lord of Misrule.” whose reign began on Christmas eve. ended with the burning of all the Christmas greens. This was done to propitiate the evil spirits, who might otherwise molest the household. This will give the alert hostess the keynote for an impromptu party. What an opportunity for an oyster supper after the bonfire, with piping hot cheese sandwiches made In a chafing dish! There must be a "mys tery” cake, too. According to tradi tion. it should contain two beans. The ones getting these symbols of favor are to be crowned king and queen and for the remainder of the evening their word Is law. The hostess has an Ideal chance In Table Mat Design As cut leather is one of the popu lar crafts of the season, we are giv ing a table mat design. The work Is not difficult nnd the results are artis tic and pleasing. The first step is to make a whole pattern on manlla paper. Ono-quarter of the pattern Is given. Tho easiest way to do this Is to blacken the back of the pattern cut from the page, using a very soft pencil. Lay the pat tern on the manlla paper and go over all the lines of the design very care fully. Be sure to keep the sweep of the black leaves all going In one di rection. that Is, one following the oth er right around on eacli quarter. Next lay a piece of carbon paper, black side down, on the right side of the leather and the design on top. Fasten down with thumb tacks, being careful to place them outside the cir cle. Otherwise there would be a hole In the mat. They should be placed on a hard board. With a sharp pencil go over all lines. Remove the paper and go over the design again in pencil, so that all parts may be perfectly dis tinct for cutting. Fancies of Fashion Milan lace la worn as collar and cuffs or collarette. Dark tones are more fashionable than light or bright effects. Very attractive blouses are made of the Persian printed silk muslins that come for scarfs. A gorgeous dinner gown was of cloudy black chiffon, spangled in gold. The favorite skirt for suits and linen frocks is kilted on to a deep, plain yoke. A rather attractive millinery nov elty Is a hat of light-colored silk with black Chantilly 'ace stretched smooth ly over, and a large velvet bow for trimming. Could anything be more alluringly beautiful than the absurd new color name "ashes of amethyst.” Of a pure radiance, a shimmering white moonlight coldness are the love ly evening gowns of filmy white gauze over matching liberty aatln, trimmed this to plan a series of delightful sur prises to be carried out for the will ing subjects. One good stunt Is to command certain couples (congenial, of course, that goes without saying) to discuss grent nnd weighty subjects, such as, "Should a Woman Propose?” "How Much Pin Money Should a Wife Have?” "An Ideal Way to Spend a Honeymoon,” etc. In 10 minutes a report is to be made to the royal pair, who In the Interim from affairs of state will mnnage to have nn enjoy able tete-a-tete themselves. If a bon fire In the open is not practical, let us hopo there will at least be a grate available for the burning of the greens. A rule is that each person makes a wish while his or her armful Is being consumed. This gives an ex cellent opportunity for a stunt party, each one being requested to do some thing-sing a song, tell a story or In some way contribute a part of the evening's fun. Nowadays the accept able guest Is the person with some specialty, nnd Just at present the art of telling stories well Is an accom plishment worthy of cultivation. A Postcard Party. At a church social the guests were naked to bring a postcard of Interest, which they were to talk about for three minutes; the Inventions were Issued on postcards bearing a picture of the church. Judges awarded a post card album Inscribed with the lines below to the one who told the most interesting story. As the descriptions were related the cards were laid on s table where all could see them. From 'round the world these curda haw como. Thro’ every sort of weather; But here they Hnd u quiet home And spend their days together. Could we but hear with mortal ear The tales they tell each other. What Joys of travel we might have. Without a bit of bother! MADAME MERRL Facing felt or silk hats with s rough plaid silk is rather a pleasing fancy. Next lay the leather on a piece of glass and cut out with a sharp knife. The parts of the design that are blackened nnd grayed In are the parts to be cut out. A pair of manicure scissors will help with the round parts of the design. Mlrolr velvet Is to be pasted under the berries and satin under the leaves. Cut small bits of velvet that will fit under the groups of berries and glue with the wrong side of the leather on the right side of the vel vet. Use a very strong glue and be careful that it does not spread. Then cut a piece of satin the size of the mat and glue in, with the right side next to the wrong side of the leather. Special care must be taken that it does not wrinkle over the vel vet already glued In. The color scheme of this mat Is old blue leather, blue green velvet and black satin; It Is a striking combina tion. Suede calfskin Is the most attrac tive leather. It comes from 35 to 45 cents a square foot. One square foot will be enough to make the mat When purchasing be sure that the leather is a perfect square. with narrow gleaming silver ribbons and sprinkled mistily with sllvei spangles. Red Feathers on Hats. Vivid tones will be used by the mil liner if not by the dressmaker this sea» son. Hats are not eccentric In shapes but they will make up for that lack In color. They will blaze and glow through the winter. One of the colors that will be used Is a fiery red. Whole hats will b« made of It, but the majority of women should beware. A touch of scarlet 1* one thing; a mass of scarlet Is an other. Some of the ways In which red will be used on hats are as crowns, cock ades, short thick tips at the upturned aide, and velvet bands, finished with a flat pump bow. Everything Beaded. Large pieces of beading are used on gowns and wraps, gloves and opera bags and even stockings. The woman who has leisure can amuse herself by making designs In beads. She can buy the latter In large boxes of all colors at small prices.