Newspaper Page Text
the corrEU codn rar EYE.m nisws. oilijubt, aviuaoAY. jcly 10 lstis. J THE B . E AVTS r VL WHITE. DEVIL '-GVY BOOTIiBY r 010 for roRTve, dr.wikci THE AlAiiRIAOC OP CSTMER. CiC. THE BEAUTIFUL WHITE DEVIL. Bj GUT BOOTHBT. Copyright, 180S, by D. Appleton A Co. dlAPTER I.-Dr. De Normanville. an Ens ish physician at IIongKonfr. bears of a woman called the Beautiful White Devil making her home on an island In tta t Pacific of which 6ho U tne sovereign and leading a piratical life In a white yacht on the ocean. Dr. De Norman ville receives a call from a stranser wh3 en gages his professal services to go to an un known place to treat an opli'e nlc of smallpox. II and III. Aft r an eventful voyajra he linds himself on board the Lono Star, the yacht of tho Beautifal White Devil. IV, V a'd VI lie is taken to her island Lome, where he Chts the plasue successfully ur.d falls in love with .Alie, the Beautiful White Devil. CONTINUED. "Vou thill know everything directly. But lir&t tell me what Las brought ycu homo hi this providential manner';" "I camo because I heard that IJark mansworth was coming. I received a warning from Hongkong that Lo hud applied for leave, and I knew that if he found out her ladyship was in England ho would lose no opportunity cf reveng ing himself fcr that i:il'air outdde b'iu gapore. But he got away before me, and my welcome tc London yesterday w;is tho news cf her ladyship's crre.t. You did not see me at the preliminary cram ination this morning, I suppose;' ' "iso, I certainly did not, and I thought I tcanned every face." "And yet I was ftandicg Lceido you all the time." "Good gracious! Ilowdoyou xnec::?" "Pray tell me who stood m xt to you? Wasn't it ametlinm sized, militarv lock ing man in a much wt.ru frock coat v, uii a velvet collar.'" "Now I come to think of it, it was." "Well, I was that man. I'm Lt;:ia ning to think my disiraises nro artistic after all." "But why all this disguise? What are you afraid cf in London?" "I am afraid of our friend Barkmcr.s worth, if you want to know. 1 was the man who took him off the mailbout, re member, and my face must bo unpleas antly familiar to him. If ho saw me, I 6hould be arrested within an hour, and whatever happens, seeing tho work that lies before us, that must cot." "Do you think you can be of use to ber ladyship in her defense then?" "It must never como to a defense. It would be fatal to allow her to bo sent to Hongkong. They would convict her at once. No, there is nothing for it but for us to plan some means of escape for her, and yet when one thinks how per fect English police arrangements aro thai seems well nigh impossible How ever, done it must be by hook or crook, and we must set about it at once." "But how? Have you any idea in your head?" "Not at present, but it will be strange if I don't hit upon one before very long. If only her ladyship could help us!" "Wait one moment. Perhaps she can. When I left her this afternoon, sho gave ino a note, which I was not to open un til I got home. Let us seo what it says." I took it out of my waistcoat pocket, opened it and read it aloud. It certain ly contained the germs of an idea and ran as ioiiows : rival. But. thouch I saw no slcn of him, I had not very long to wait for a visitor. The last stroke of 9 had hardly died away before my ear caught a ring P' - ma "Xolody icouhl ever recognize w." at the Lcll and a moment later a "Mr. Samuel Baker" was ushered into 'tho room. As ho entered, I took stock of him, half fearing ho might bo some sort cf police officer in disguise. He was a stout, rather pompous man of middle neignt, with fluffy whiskers, clean shaven chin and upper lip, and from his dress might have been a linen draper or small tradesman from somo cathedral town. Having warmly 6hakcu hands with mo ho put his top hat down on a cnair, seated liimself on another, mon ped his forehead with a red bandanna handkerchief, took off and carefully wiped his spectacles, returned them to nis nose, and then said quietly, "What ao you tninir of this for a make up, Dr. xjq JNormanville? " "Walworth," I cried, in utter amazo ment. "You don't really mean to say it s you I 1 was lust becunnins to wnn der how I should manage to rid myself oi .air. fcamuel Baker before you should arrive. You aro certainly a genius at concealing your identity, If ever there was cno. " "I have had to do it so often," he re plied, "that I have reduced it to a sci enco. " "Havo you anything to report?" "A good deal." he answered. "Rnr. befcro I begin, may I light a cheroot: I see from the ash trays you smoke in uerei ' "Smoko as much as you please," I replied. "JUav I also offer vnn tntnfi rn freshiuect? Perhaps you haven't dined? If so, I can tell them to bring you up somctning!" I havo Utn thinking over what we spoko of this morning, nnd it stem a to me that, if I am to escape at all, the attempt must Le made ciuring ino time 1 am Leintf conveyed from Bow street to Holloway in the prison van. The question in whether sulHcicnt temptation could Le put before the driver and the guard to in duce them to aifct me. Will you think this When I had finished reading, I asked Walworth for his opinion. But for nearly five minutes he allowed no sicn to escape hini to show that ho had heard my question, only laid himself back in his chair, looked up at tho ceilioc. nnd meanwhile slowly tore my newspaper into rags. hen he had finished his Work of destruction, he sat up straight and slapped his hand on his knee. "Her ladyship is always right. I be lieve I do see a way now." "What i it?" I asked in almost breathless excitement. "You must ur.t a..k m just yet. I'll go away uud make u few inquiries first. Tonight at 9 o'clock I'll como back here, and we'll go into tho matter thor oughly. For tho present, then, goodby and keep up your heart. Havo no fear, we'll rescue h r yet." Thero was something so strong and confident about the man that his assur ance roused and braced mo like a tonic. I stopped him, however, beforo ho could reach tho door. "One word first, Walworth. Do you know tho position in which I stand to ward Alie?" "I know that you wero to havo been married within the next thrco weeks, if that's what you mean," he answered. "And so you shall be yet if I can bring it about. Dr. Do Normanville, you have got a woman for whom we all would die. This is your chance to show your self worthy of her, and if you will allow tne to say so I think yon will. I am your faithful servant as well as hers, re-' member that. Now I must go." "Good luck go with you." It may be guessed how anxiously I watched the hands of tho clock upon my mantelpiece. At Jast, however, they drew round to the appointed hour and I prepared myself for Walworth 'g ar- "No, thank you." he answerrd. have dined, and excellently. Now let us gee to ousiuess without any further wasto cf time." . "With all the good will in the world," 1 said, seating myself csain. "Goon. Tellmoull." " "In the first place I havo ascertained mat tne van leaves the prison at a defi nite hour everv dav. It drive ilmvn takes the piisfinrs up iind drives Lack again, ihls being so, it is certain tint it must bo stopped ca its way from tho prison to tho court uud in such a way mat it cannot go on again fcr at least half an hour. Iu tho meantimo another van must drivo down equipped in every way like the real one. This one will take up the prisoner and drive off. Onc-n out cf sight of tho station, it will drivo into the yard of an emntv house, a con veyance will then bo in waiting in the otucr street, her ladyship passes through tho house, gets into that and drives off to a railway station. There a Pullmnn must bo in readiness to take her to tho seasido, whence a yacht will convey her to some place whero we can hnvA thn Lone Star to meet her. I 6hall cable to Patterson to set off and be in readiness to pick us up directly wo have decided whero that place shall be." "But how will you cable to him with out exciting suspicion?" "You need have no fear on that scoro. We have a means of communicating of our own which I would explain now only it would be wasto cf time. What do you think of my scheme?" "It sounds oil right, but is it workt able?" "I really thick so. However, we will discuss it item by item and try and tr rivo at a conclusion that way. To b?f,in with, money must Lo considered no ob ject. If even 10,000 is necessary to its fuccess, 10,CC0 will Lo spent. In tho first plr.ee, wo mut find a competent coach builder at once. If ho has o vun on hand, which is Jnrnly likely, we'll pur chase it. If not, well, then he must put on nil his hands tied make one, even if ho has to work day and night to it. " "Bat how will you explain tl.o pur pose for which we want it?" "I have thought of that, and when I left you I sci.t the following u hgiam." Hero ho produced a dtiTdicarn fnri from his pocket tnd read it alcud: To the Le eilyr. j.in Thrattr, MnneLestrr: Wht:t dnteii thi. tiif ntlir I.'c;.'ly tcrmn, fctra gnu, West btrand teli'vl h ettieo. "But who on earth U Mnximillien Stragaus, and what has the Iloyal Uiympio theater, Manchester, to do with our scheme?" "Evprvthinir. Tn thA flrtfc n1ar von must realize the fact that I am Mail mil'.ien Stracans' the' world renowned theatrical entrepreneur, and that you are nil aecretary, Fairllght lxmgsman. Having received a reply from Manches ter. I decide to open therewith my wonderful and Intensely exciting prison drama, avod by a Woman's Pluck,' on tho third Saturday in Juno. Hero is the preliminary announcement. I had it struck off this afternoon." He took from tho small bag he had brought into the room with him n largo theatrical potrer. covered with printing of all colors of the rainbow. It read as follows : v ROYAL OL.Yi.Tia TnEATUR, NCIIITfTLK. Lessee... ?Jr. William Cnrriofcford TOR TZN illOHTS ONLY, Ccmn.enci::;r .Ti.turuey, Juno tth. Mr. Jlaxiiuilliin MuvRttd World Rencwr.-xl Standard Coirpnny in tho Intensely Lxciik'T Piison Drama, "SAVED LY A WOMAN'S rLUCK." Detectives rcliecEloouhonu's Real llonc mill 17 ciil Prison Yana. Sole Manager uud rroprit tor. . . . llr. Mnximilllen Etrnrnu Secretary Mr. rairlight Longman "There! What do you think of that for a poster?" "erv startlincr." I answered. "But I must reiterate my former remark, that do not understand in tho verv least degreo what it has to do with us." "Why, louii Lere, it means that to morrow morning we go to that coach builder I was sneaking of and give him an order for a prison van. Incidentally we will show him this poster and stato that owiuc to chaurro of dates wo must havo tho van delivered this day week. Don't you see?. If wo hadn't something to show, ho mi"ht suscect. This roster. however, will set hia mind completely at re.-t and at tho came time bo an ex- cuso lcr haste. Now. vou understand?" "I do, and I must s:;y I admiro your wenderful resource. What rest?" "Well, the next thing will bo to ob tain two polieo uniforms and two trust worthy men, ouo to drivo tho van, tho cthtrtu act as guard. That, however. will Le easily managed. Tho next item wnl Le rather more dililcultl" "What is that?" "Why, to find a sure and certain means of stopping tho real van on its way down to tho court." We couldn't waylay tho driver and I ' ViIaI Ik mv name. sir. " said the coach builder. "And you aro Mr. Stragaus, I presume." "Dot is my name. Dis sbentleman is my segratary, Mr. iairliuo Liougsmau Now you know, and so wo can our busi liess Lu'L'in to dalk. " "Perhaps you will bo good enough, gentlemtn, to step into ray oilico first. We shall bo mora nrivato there." We followed him into tho room ho mentioned and took possession of tho chairs he offered us. "Now, Mr. fc'tragaua, in what way can I bo of servico to you?" ho asked, Ecatius himself as ho sooko at his desk. "Zirl ,My segratary sprechens de Anglaisn butter nor me. lie vill dell you. keep him talking, I suppose?" "Wo could try it. of courso. but it wouldn't bo sure enough. Ho might bo a conscientious man, you see, and not like to stop, or ho might stop and after ward whip up to make up lost time. No, wo must hit on something that will absolutely prevent him from going on for at least half an hour ami yet some thing that will not excito suspicion. 1 thiuk I eco a way to do it, but it will require tho most minute aud careful working cut to insure its success. Ey the way, will it bo convenient for you if I call hero ct half pat 5 tomorrow morning? We must bo at tho coach builder's by 7 o'clock." "Como at 3 if you liko, you will f nd mo quite ready." "Then good night." Ho went away and I to bed. At 5 o clock I woke, had a bath, dressed and went down stairs. Punctually, almost to tho minute, a slightly Jewish, black ringleted man, wearing a profusion of diamonds, put In an appearance, bag in hand. Though I should never have rec ognized him as Walworth, I felt certain it was he, so I let him in and we went: into my study together. Now." said mv friend, for ifc Walworth, as I susnected. "I don't know what you'll say to it. but it's ah soiuteiy necessary for the success of our scheme that you should assume some disguise As you are known to be the auiancea nusband of her ladvshin. thn police will bo certain to have their eyes on yon." "Do with mo as you like." I refilled. "X am in your hands entirely." "Then with your Dermission we will set to work at once. I have taken tho liberty of bringing a few things with mo. ion have an old fashioned frock ooat, I presume." A very old fashioned one." I an swered, with a lauch. "Then put it on. also a nair of lkrhfc cnecii trousers ii yon nave them." I went to my room and did as he Ao 6ired. When I returned to the stndv. 1 naa arranged a number of articles upon the table crane hair. BDectaeles. n cu riously low cut collar and a soft felt hat witn a aentea crown. He gazed at me wun approval and then said : "The effect will be excellent. I frl sure. Sit down here." I did as commanded, and he immedi- ately set to work. As he was occupied behind me I could not of course spa what he was doing, but after awhile he took off my own collar, tint on the inw one he had brought with him, cut up some crape hair and gummed it to my face with what I believe is technicallv termed "spirit gum," trimmed its exu berances with a nair of scissors nml finally combed my musta:ho over it. This accomplished, ho placsd tho spec tacles upon my nose and tho toft it it hat rather rakishly upon my head, pat- tea mo on tuo snoulcler end said : "Look at yourself in tho glass." I roso and went over to tho firculacH. But, though I looked iu tho mirror abovo thechimncyrjiece. I did not retire nizo myself. My mustacho was waxed to a point and stood out above a clote cropped chestnut beard, while over mv coat collar hung a profusion of curls e.f a corresponding color. Indeed my whole appearauco susyested a man whoso aim in life it was to copy at nearly ns pos tiblo the accepted portrait cf the bard of Avon. It is wonderful." I said. "NoLodv would ever recoguizo m-. I feel a theat rical ugent all over." "Remember you are Fairliuht Louctk- man. the author of several farces, and my sccretury. Whatever vnn dr. don't forget that. Now we must bo coim. Come aloug." We left the house unnotified, and. having hailed a hansom, were driven to the carriage builder's yard at Vauxhall. aiworm naa evidently written pre paring him for our visit, for early as it was we round nim waiting to receive us. ir, negan Mr. Maximillicu Stra- RaUS in broken EnrrHch am innn aa tia bad descended from thA fftS 11 la it vnn dot art. Mr. Ebridge?" I felt that is behoved me to do my best, so leaning forward in a confiden tial manner I said : "My employer, as doubtless you are very well aware, Mr. Ebridge, is one of the largest theatrical entrepreneurs in England. His dealings nro gigantic. And it is tho business connected with ono of theso enormous productions that brings us here. In the first place, you must know that on tho third Saturday in this present month ho has arranged to produco the entirely new and original drama, 'Saved by a Woman's Pluck at tho Boyal Olympio theater. Man chester. iJy tho way, havo you tho pro liminary poster with you, Mr. Stra gaus?" In answer Mr. tragau3 produced from his bag tho placard beforo describ ed nnd spread it upon tho table, r.t tho samo time looking at the coach builder as if to demand his opinion ou 6uch a fine display cf color. "You will observe, Mr. Ebridge," I continued when tho other had lead it, "that tho wholo production will bo on a Ecalocf unparalleled Epleudor police, bloodhounds, live horses aud ono largo prison van, all c:i tho stago." It will Lo ono cf the greatest eacccsses of tho cen tury. But wo want your assistance." "You mean, cf course, that you want mo to mako you a van. " "Exactly.; "Just a makeshift affair for tho 6tago, I presume?" "Oh, dear, no! That is not Mr. Stra gaus' way of doicg business at nil. If ho has a fire engine on tho stago, as ho had in his last production, it must be a real engine, with every detail complete and in proper working order. In the same way then, when ho orders a police van, ho wants it mado iu cvory particu lar just as you would make it for her majesty's government. Thcro must be no difference at nil in any one respect, neither tho painting, lettering, nor tho internal fittings. " "It will cost you a lot cf money, Mr. Stragaus," said tho builder. "Dot is no madder at all to mo." re plied Mr. Stragaus pompously. "I vill 'avo do ding berfect or nod at all. Vot is mere, I must 'ave it at onco." "Mr. Stragaus, I uiay point out to yon, Mr. ELTidge," I continued, "is in a very great hurry. There has been a slight pushing forward of dates, and in order to iusuro a success he is willing to pay you handsomely if you will com plete tho work in a short space of time." "How long can you givo mo, sir?" "A week exactly. Not a day longer 1" "Impossible. It cannot be done!" "Den vo must go elsowhcrc, mino vriend," said Mr. Stracaus. "DnHanii If j-ou will uuderdako to do devork and to 'and mo over do van gompleto on next Dues-day evening at 12 o'glock, I vill pay you dwico do sum you ask me now." Tho man looked up in surprise at this extraordinary offer aud asked to bo ex cused for a moment while he consulted with his foreman. While ho was ab sent, Walworth whispered: "I think he'll do it. And if wo rail arrange it that way wo shall bo ablo to get it safely up to the yard of tho house unoDserved." Here tho coach builder returned. "My foreman tells me ho thinks it can be done, sir. But you must seo that it will mean night and day work for us all. And the charge will have to be on a corresponding scale. ' ' "Dot is nodings to me. You do de work, and I vill pay do money. You agree? Den it is arranced I shall my men for de van 'ere on Dnesdav night at 12 o'glock, and you vill 'ave it gomplete. Den ve can zend it on l.v rail vorst ding in de morning. But, mma you dis, it it Is not done den, I vill not pay you von fardincr. Vnn agreo?" "I agree. I have civen von mv nmm. ise, Mr. Stracaus. and whatever linn. pens it shall be completed by that time." "Dot is coot. You micht. too.' avn a tarbaulin to cover it mit, so dat de pub lics snail not see it yen ve dake it away. Now, zir, I vish you cootmornini?. Vnn vill be paid for de van ven mv mn Aaha delivery." "Thank you, 6ir. Good morn! nor. crn tlemcn. " When we were once moro in th mh and on our way back to tnwn tvi. worth discarded his German accent and resumed his natural tongue. "So far so good. That hit nf hnStnno - MUtMVdtl is satisfactorily accomplished." "You did not say anything to him aDout ooserving secrecy." "It wasn't necessary. Thnfc twbi. which you will notice I havo left upon his tablo, will account for emrvtMnw i "But 8upposin2 the rtnliroc t - - " . O - UCUl oi u anu it rouses their suspicions?" "Well, let them cnt tn i.nm. i If they suspect, they will call on Eb ridge and make inquiries. He will then describe us and They may then possibly telegraph to the Olympio, Manchester, and learn that Mr. Stragaus has booked a souson thero fohalfvisTt aTailor '5 shopand order The uniforms as arranged. In the afternoon I in going to hunt for a house." (If,. 1 A ....... U r. 1,1-. r.., ?1 "Not just at pnWnt unless you can find mo a trustworthy lady who will consent to masquerade for a little whilo as a nospitai nurse." "There I think I can help you. My sister Janet, I'm sure, would gladly do so. I'll call upon her this afternoon and see." I did so, and of course secured Janet's immediate promise of co-operation. CHAPTER XV. At last the Wednesday crecedfuDr the zatai xnursday dawned. This was the last day permitted us in which to per fect our arrangements. I had been warned by Walworth that he would call upon mo late in tho evening to make nis nuai report, and at his particular request I arranged that my sister Janet should bo present I wrote her a note to that effect, and at 8 o'clock precisely she drove up to tho door. When we wero alone iu my room together, I said : "Janet, it i3 Walworth's wish that you should be present at our interview. Havo you mado up your mind definite ly? Bemember thero is yet time for you to draw back if you wish to do so." bho drew herself up troudly and looked me in tho face. "Thero will bo no drawiua back as far ns I am concerned," sho said. "No, if ycu and Alio lcavo England and will tako me, I will go with vou nladlv. Why should I not? I. havo no ono left now to consider, and without you both my lifo would bo too lonely." "Janet, dear, what can I 6avto vou?" I answered. "But there, vou know how 1 leel about your generosity, don't vou?" 1 do. bo let s say no moro about it. 1 ' Just then thero was n rinc at tho bell, aud a few moments later mv man ushered in u decrepit old eeutlcman of about iO years of ago, who immediately tne door had closed behind him straight- eucd his back, allowed his cheeks to fill again and declared himself to bo tho ever cautious Walworth. Ho bowed to Janet, shook hands with mo, and then said : "I couldn't call in tho capacity of either Mr. Maximillien Stragaus or my old irieud Samuel Baker again, you seo. So I adopted this disguise. Bv the wav. it may surpriso you to learn that every ouo wno enters or leaves this houso is watched and followed. If you co to tho window, you will see a man leaniug agaiust the lamppost on tho other 6ido of tho street. He is a nolico acont. Bat let us proceed to business." "With all my heart." I said. "I'm sick with longing to know how our preparations are procerdiucl" "Nothing could bo more satisfac tory," ho answered. "Tho case, as you well know, will not be called on till the afternoon. The instant it is over tho man I cabled to America for and in whom I have the most perfect trust win drive a pair of vicious horses, pur chased yesterday, out of a livery stable yard in the direction in which the van will travel. Whcnhesees itaheadof him, ho will act in such a manner as to lead people to suppose him to bo drunk. Ho win also begin to lash his animals, who will certainly run away. He is one of tho finest whips living and will drivo thoso horses crash into tho team of tho van and by so doing will, we sincerely trust, cause such damage as will delay their arrival for at least half an hour. In tho meantimo our own van will bo in readiness, aud tho instant tho case is over will drive into the yard and after tho necessary preliminaries, all of which I havo personally worked out and ar ranged, tho prisoner will bo put into it, the door locked, and the van will then drive off to us. We shall bo awaiting its arrival you, madam, in your nurse's oress, and you, Dr. Do Normanville, as I shall prepare you to act the part of a oif to the yalFal PortsmolilirTw-T "Captain It. Wakemcn," so there If absolutely nothing at all for mo to do to kill tho time till we wero due at th houso. At 13 o'clock sharp to thH uto Janet aud I had lunch and a half past set off in differeut directions" tak ing particular care to see that we'wern not followed. 1 v,ero Wo -reached the houso almost sinicl taneously and, were received at the doer by an irreproachable maidservant who did not seem in the least surprised to see us. Walworth we found in a room at tho back, this timo irreproachably got up as an old family butler. My Ei8 ter was already dressed in her nurse's apparel, aud very sweet and womanly sho looked in it. Iu the passage outside the one room v which had been made uuuuuuiu waa a curious sort oi stretcher i the uso of which I could not determine! j "That is the bedplaco unon whu 1 we shall carry your poor invalid wife out to the carriage." said Wniwtu "You see, it is quite ready for use." ! "l see. And when am I to make my toilet? I have brought tho clothes you mentioned with mo in this parcel." "That's right. I was half afraid might bring a handbag, which wnnifl have had to bo left behind and would very possibly havo been recognized. Now I think yon had better como inM tho other room and let mo make you up ill UULU. I followed him. and when I again a quarter cf an hour later I mipht very well havo stood for a portrait cf a representative middlo acred Eimlkii naval man on tho retired list. Mv Imir was iron gray, as also wero my closo cropped beard and mustache. Tho very cut of my clothes and tho fashion of my neckcloth seemed to set forth my call iug as plain as any words could speak. In this get up I had not tho least fear that any ono would recognize mo. Ey this time it was nearly 8 o'clock, and tho caso was to commence at half past. "Is everything prepared?" I asked Walworth for about tho hundredth time as we adjourned to the sitting room. "Everything, " he answered, with the samo patient oquanimity. "Como into the yard and see them harness tho horses." I followed him cut into tho back re gions, whero wo found two stalwart po licemen busily occupied attaching a couplo of horses to an enormous Black Maria. They touched their hats to me with as littlo concern as if tho business they wero engaged to carry out was one of tho very smallest importanco. Wo returned to the sitting room and waited. The minutes seemed lorn? as hours, and so horrible was tho suspense that I began to conjure up all sorts of calamities. Perhaps I may bo laughed at for owning myself such a coward, but let tho pluckiest man living try the ordeal I was then passing through and see if ho would bo braver. No. I was in a condition nf rrminlpfn forrnr TMl i own it. Suddenly, with a noiso that echoed down tho empty corridor and braced us to action liko a trumpet call, the tele phone bell rang out. Both Walworth and I jumped to our feet at the somo in stant and appropriated tho ear trumpets. Then a tiny voice insido tho instrument said mysteriously: "Tho case is adjourned and tho crowd is dispersing." With a step as steady and. a voice as firm as if ho wero ordering his carriage for an airing in the park Walworth went to tho back door, I following closo at his heels. He gave a signal and then crossed tho yard to the gates, which he began to open. "Are you ready?" he cried to the men. fTO EB COXTIXUED. A LESSON IN BOILING. for his new play. That will put them uu mo ecent completely." Ana what are we to do now?" "Well. HOW. vnn l,ntf. i breakfast with sia. I thtnir - ings. You can there resume your own everyday appearance. During the morn log I am eointr tn mi )n t i in my mind for the policemen..Af ter that Ml Then the invalid wn hntuti-.i t, middle aged naval in life is yachting. Arriving at tho uuuaa wo bhuu carry the patient, wrip ped up to tho evfis. tn nn in.ju riago in the front street and drive off' to me Biauon, mere to catch the afternoon express for Portsmouth. I have secured a Pullman car. Tho houso is also eu- fcngeu ana nas been partly furnished in order to deceive tho noio,k t i settled that the invalid carriage shall bo tUU uoor earner tho.ttwill bo want ed, and the yacht, vfcch I have char terod for six months, will bo in readi ness to get under weigh the instant We're aboard ! "avaui, "And what will r, and horses?" u,e vaQ "The horses will hn I5yr? WlthiD nn hoarof onr depar two. The van can remain there as long s it pleases. Wa win hnn. iL. I.. . " -ui' mo time 'And does Alie understand rangements?" asked Janet i encctly. I called at the Jail this morning, disguised as a solicitor's clerk, saw her and told hrr all v u ' - .vuuocu UttTO jo fear for her. She will play her part to perfection." v Next moraine? thn inn i,An.. . " - o cccuien II tUCy WOnld nAVOT fMtaa All . personal arrangement had been made Satisfactory Cooking- Depend Largely on Tina Trivial Process. Sallie Joy White lays down tbeso valuable rules for boiling in "Cookery For Girls" in The Woman's Home Companion : "For all green vegetables use soft water, salted and freshly boiling. Cook rapidly until soft. Tho time will depend upon the age or the freshness of the veg etable. "With green peas, shelled beans, green corn, asparagus, celery and spin ach use as little water as possible, and let it boil away, leaving Just enough to moisten, and thus save all the desirable soluble matter that mav hnvA hprn drawn out. Cook cabbage and cauli flower Uncovered, in n laro-n knttlA nf rapidly boiling water, salted and with a saltspoonful of soda in it: nninnn. scald and change the water twice. All Others cook in water enonoh tn rnvnr. and drain it off after cookinc. Green summer squash, cabbage and other wa tery vegetables should be pressed in a cloth or strainer and well drained. -Many people who attemnt to cook are apt to forget that there is a wide distinction betwtrn boiling water,' and that the freshness is lost by long boiling, so that the soon er Water is Used nf for it Una rnorlnvl the boiling point the moro satisfactory tho cooking will bo. If water stands after boiling, it loses ita vitsilitv and cannot bo used with good results. That wny tea and coffeo aro so frequently flat and lifeless. Wlthnnt onnrlrlA nr flavor; not because tho leaves and ber ries are not good, but because they are improperly madA with hnnnd otor Instead of freshly 'boiling water.' " Making- Sandwiches. Ninetv-ninA wnmrm in a hnndred making sandwiches for company ex pected in the evening, and wantim? them crustless, will cut the crust off after slicing the bread. Take a whole loaf of bread, cut thA airing and tnnrtrnst Off, lcavinff the hnttnm or net nn. Then. having squared off one end, spread on your deviled ham, sardine paste or whatever and cut a thin slice hack to the bottom crust. Ha1aaa tha alina bv runnintr vonr knifa rfnwn inck tcida the bottom crust. Then neither the oread nor your temper is crumpled. New York Trlbca.