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nichard I.lclitnut, an Amorlcan with nn
nlTccttMl English accent, recclvos a pres
ent from a friend In China. Tho prcsont
Iiroves to bo a pair of pajamas. A letter
ilntn of surprises to tho woarer. Ughtmit
jlons tho pajamas and lato at night trets
up for a smoke. His servant, Jenkins,
romcB In and, falling to recognize Llght
nut, attempts to put him out. Thinking
the sen-ant crazy, Llghtnut changes his
clothes Intending to summon help, when
ho roaupoars Jenkins falls on his neck
with Joy, confirming Llghtnut's belief
that ho Is crazy. Jenkins tolls Llghtnut of
the encounter ho had with a hideous
Chinaman dressed In pajamas. In t.
message from his friend. Jack Billing,
Llghtnut Is asked to put up "tho kid
for tho night on his way home from col
lege. Later Llghtnut finds a beautiful
girl In black pajamas In his room. .Llght
nut Is shocked by the girl's drinking,
smoking and sUngy talk. She tells him
her name Is Francis and puzzles him
with a story of her lovo for her sister a
room-mate, nomod Frances. Next morn
ing tho girl Is missing and Llghtnut hur
ries to the boat to Bee her off. Ho I ac
costed by a husky college boy, who call
him "Dicky' but he does not sco the
girl. Jack billings calls to spend tho
nignc witn L.igninut. xney """rj
jnceiess ruDies niuaen in wiu uun.u,a v
ho nn In Mini rtlUlnim dons the DajamOS
ami retires. Llghtnut later discovers
in ins apartment a Deeiy person i m-ton-chop
whiskers and wearing pajamas.
Jenkins calls the police, who declaro the
Intruder to be a criminal, callod "Foxy
Grandpa." Tho intruder declares ho Is
Llghtnut's guest and appeals to the lat
ter In vain. He Is hustlod olt to Jail.
In the morning Llghtnut is astonished to
find Billings gone, and more astonished
when ho gets a messaga from the latter,
demanding his clothes. Llghtnut, bound
for Tarrytown, Billings' home, discovers
"Frances," tho girl of tho pajamas, on
the train. Llghtnut speaks to her and al
ludes to the night before. Sho declares
Indignantly that Llghtnut novor saw her
In black pajamas. At Tarrytown Frances
Is met by a husky college youth, who
halls Llghtnut as "Dicky." Tho latter Ig
nores the boy. who then threatens to
thrash him for offending Frances. Llght
nut takes tho next train home. Billing
nnd Llghtnut discover mysterious Chi
nese characters on tho pajamas. Profes
sor Doozenberry Is called In to Interpret
the hieroglyphics. He raves over what he
calls the lost silk of 81-Ling-Chl. The
writing declares that a person wearing
the pajamas will take on the semblance
of the previous wearer. The professor
borrows the pajamas for experiment.
"Billings" dressed In pajamas Is found In
the professor's room and is taken homo
In an automobtlo with Frances and a. wo
man Llghtnut calls "the frump." Llght
nut Is angered by "tho frump s slander
ous talk about "Francis." "Billings" Is
taken to his room. A servant tells Llght
nut that a message has Just been re
ceived stating that Billings was under ar
rest in New York for stealing a suit of
black pajamas. Judge Billings astonishes
Llghtnut with a tale of Francis' esca
pades. Llghtnut asks permission to speak
to "Frances." The Judge declares that
not another living person would tackle
tho Job, and Llghtnut, his mind occupied
with the beautiful Frances, is greatly
mystified. Policeman O'Keefe returns the
black pajamas nnd Llghtnut sends them
to Hillings' room. Llghtnut has an Inter
esting hour with Frances. Ho tells of the
things the Judgo has been saying about
"Frnno:s," much to "Frances" " amuse
ment. Judgo Billings refuses to Inter
cede for a man under arrest claiming to
be his son Jack. The judge promises
Jack to wear the pajamas that night.
Next morning Jenkins tells Llghtnut he
saw him (Llghtnut) fighting with a youth
in the library during the night. Jack
Billings telU Llghtnut the judgo Is going
to send Frances to a reformatory. Llght
nut Is attacked by a man he takes for
the chauffeur, who objects to his atten
tions to Frances. Later Llghtnut meots
Colonel Klrkland, who Is tho Image of
"Foxy Grandpa." Professor Doozenberry
clonr up tho various entanglements by
explaining the secret of tho haunted pa
Jamas. CHAPTER XXXI (Continued).
"Midnight!" ejaculated soino one at
length, Just as tho professor Slntshed
a Jolly rum but Interesting yarn ot
adventure In Tlbot. Wo all rose and
I wan answering a challenge of Bit
lings' for n Sunday morning game of
billiards, when, all of a sudden a
scream rang out from somewhere
above. Then came a greater com
motion two voices raised In rapid
and excited colloquy. On top of this
another scream, louder and moro pierc
ing a woman's call for help:
"One ot the maids," Billings haz
arded. "A mouse "
"That was Prances!" I answered
him excitedly, and wo all piled out In-
Up the Stairway Advanced Professor
to the unit and peered dowu its long
Down one ot the dimly Illumined
ringlet) of tho great stairway u white
figure darted, then paused, abashed,
crouching back against tho wall at
eight of us advancing. Above her
Bounded a man's voice, ind oven as
ehe screamed again, ho overtook hor,
clasping her arm,
"Prances dear, dear Frances!" ho
cried, "Are you afrnld of me?"
And he throw his armn around her.
im iiuiii mm in in i iirnri-H""-"' "'"u
"Come on back, doarestl" ho pleaded.
"You have been dreaming."
And under tho light or a great red
clustor of grapes, pendent from tho
mouth of a grinning Bacchus, I recog
nized with horror tho yollow mat of
hair and freckled faco of Billings' cub
brother. On tho instant, with a bull
like roar, Billings sprang forward, but
I was quicker still. But fleeter than
either of us to reach tho scene were
tho two olderjy men, together with
Miss Wnrfield, tho housekeeper, and a
couple of maids. Frances darted like
a bird to Foxy Grandpa, nnd then
the figures ot tho women shut hor
from vlow.
Billings and I had paused, half-way
to tho landing. It looked aa though
tho elder Billings was amply capable
of handling the occasion now. Ho had
backed tho youth against tho wall be
hind, and his language -was ot a kln
I hntod to have my darling hear.
Every time tho other offered to ex
postulate, his father broke out again.
"You are a disgrace to an honored
name!" he roarod. "And tho only ex
planation left for me to offer our
guests is that you are drunk and dont
know where you are!"
"Oh, father!" faltered tho boy. And
then he turned his black shroudod
figuro to the pale marblo against
which be leaned and seomed to me
his very heart would sob away.
"What's tho matter, dad?" came a
voice from tho head of tho stairway.
"What in thunder Is all the row
"By George!" gasped Billings. Ev
erybody looked upward ono of the
women screamed. For there, slowly
advancing down the angle leading to
tho landing, his yellow mop of hair
shining above the dark collar of a
dresslngrobc, was tho duplicate ot
tho youth cowering under the elder
Billings' wrath.
And out of a dead, tense silence,
came his voice again:
"Can't any of you speak?" He
touched the, figure on the shoulder.
"Who are you?" he asked in an odd,
strained voice.
The black figure turned toward him
a face agonized in grief.
"I I don't know," came a voice piti
fully hla voice, it seemed.
The cub just stood like a statue for
a moment stood as we all stood. Then
slowly bis hand went out and touched
tho hand of his double. Slowly his
fingers swept the face, the hair; grad
ually his eyes closed, as though be
were sensing by touch alone.
Suddenly a loud cry leaped from his
"Sister!" he shouted. And he swept
the black figure to him.
Then, tossing back his head, the
youth faced us with blazing, angry
eyes, looking as David must have,
when he faced old what's-his-name.
"If there's a man among you, I'd
like to know what this means?" he
There was a blank silence for an
Instant, and then
"Perhaps I can explain," said a
And up the stairway advanced Pro
fessor Doozenberry.
In the Glow of the Rubles.
Evening had come again.
In fact, it was almost bedtime.
Prances and I sat before the hearth
in the library, looking silently into
the red heart of tho dying embers of
fragrant pine cones. For In the
heights of the Pocantico Hllls.lt often
Is chilly -on summer nights.
My darling sat on a low fauteull,
her chin resting upon her' hand, hor
beautiful eyes fixed dreamily, ln
sorutahly, upon tho fading coals. In
her lap .lay the spread of tho crimson
Sho was thinking thinking I won
dered what! And I was thinking how
jolly rum it all was; that Francis
wasn't Frances, that tho professor
wasn't Billings, Colonel Francis Klrk
land wasn't Foxy Grandpa and wasn't
tho frump's father after all; and that
tho frump, herself bless her, hor
.name -was Elizabeth wasn't Francos,
and wasn't a frump at all, but just a
Jolly, nice, homely old dear, you know.
And I was trying to catch and .hold
somo of tho deuced queer things tho
professor had discoursed upon about
ancient Occidental whnt's-its-namo,
and astral bodios, obsession, psy
chical resarch and all that sort
of thing. Somehow, dash It, It
had all seemed dovlllsh unrea
sonable ana improDaolo to me
couldn't get hold of it, you know; but
as overybody else had said "Ah-h-hJ"
and had wagged their heads as though
they understood, I just said: "Dash
It, of course, you know!" and ru
crossed my legs and took n fresher
grip on my monoclo.
The most devilish hard thing to
get bold of had been that Frances
had novor cat on tho arm of my fijor
rla chair, had never told mo sho UlcocI
mo better thau any man sho had over
mot, and had novor called mo "Ulcky"
at any time or anywhere. I wondered
It sho over would, and how the deuce
follows went about It when thoy pro
posed to tho girl they madly loved. I
was devilish put out, you know, thut
I had novor tried it so I' could know.
From across the hall droned tho
voices from the smoking-room Col
onel Klrkland nnd tho Judge debat
ing something about treaty ports and
tho Manchurian railway. Through tho
French windows from tho open loggia
enrao tho eager, pitched tones of tho
professor and tho frump no, Eliza
beth, I mean discussing Aldeberan
and Betolguose, dead suns, star clus
ters and tho nebular hypothesis.
Within the room Billings had snap
ped out tho lights, to bring out tho
blazing flro of his treasured ruby,
and from the tray in tho dark corner
where ho was closing it in his collec
tion vault, it gleamed like the end ot
a bright cigar. The other four wore
absently clutched in my darling's
hand and tho crimson shine gleamed
bravely through hor linger bars.
"Carbunclos ancient carbuncles," the
professor had called them, "that the
Chinese believed their dragons car
ried In their mouths, In their black
cavos In days ot old, to furnish light
whereby they could seo to devour
their Victims." And that I believed,
for I could see some practical sense
about it!
"What I should Hko to know," said
the dear, precious cub, hugging his
knee by tho mantel, "Is where I come
"You don't como in," said Billings,
lifting him playfully by the ear; "you
come out!" And out they went.
And my dear girl and I were like
what's-hls-name's picture alono at
last, you know. She stirred softly
and her sigh came like the wind
through tho trees at night.
"I supposo wo will have to burn
them," she said dolefully; "the pro
fessor says it Is the only thing to do."
"Jolly shame, I say!" I murmured
"It seems a crime," she said softly,
and there was a little choke In her
voice. She slipped to the soft-fibered
rug before the Are. I gently brought
my chair closer to her.
For a moment she pressed her
cheek against the crimson mass, then
kneeling forward, laid it gently on the
glowing coals. There was a Hash, a
lightning blaze of red that -almost
blinded us, and then for a brief space
a field of shining ash. Against this
the tiny serpent frogs writhed and
VThere Was a Flash, a
twisted and turned at last to leaden
gray. Over the spread of all, swept
wave after wave of golden, crim
soned pictures temples and pagodas
dragons that licked (lory tongues at
ua strango faces that came aud went,
leering hideously into our own,
And then oPa sudden It was all
faded gone! The breeze from the
open window stirred the ashes to the
sldo. Sho dropped back with a deep
"They're gono," she breathed mourn
fully. "Novor mind," 1 said; "you'vo these
left." And daringly I laid my hand
iinnn tiw, nnn that clnsucd the rubles.
And I thrilled as It lay stUI beneath
my own,
"Oood-by, you dear old, wicked, on
cLantcd pijamap," sho said. " don't
I W v
care 1 Just lovo you, because " Sho
"Because they brought us togeth
er?" By Jove, 1 didn't know I had
said it, till It camo out!
An instant, nnd then I caught it
just a lltle whisper, you know:
"Yes Dicky!"
By Jove!" And then, dash It, my
monocle dropped! But 1 let it go.
Presently sho looked at the glowing
rubies In her hand.
"Thoy are from India, you know,
Dicky from Mnndalay, tho professor
said." And she murmured: "'On the
road to Mandalay, where tho old flotil
la lay' don't you remember? I've
been thero. Dicky."
"By Jove!" I said. "Have you,
though? Is it jolly?"
"Tho poet seemed to think so "
She laughed. "Do you know Kipling.
Dicky?" I tried to think, but dashed
If I could remember.
I wondered if It would bo a good
place to tako a trip to!
I hitched closer. "What doos--er
this poet chap say about it? What's
it like, you know?"
She laughed. "I'm afraid it's wicked,
Dicky, a good deal like the haunted
pajamas." She leaned forward, chin
upon her hand again, looking into the
fading coals. "I'll tell you what he
Then her voice wnt on:
"Ship me somewhere east of Suez." where
the best Is like the worst.
Where there arn't no Ton Commandment
an" a man can raise a thirst."
"By Jove!" I said, interested.
"For the temrlle bells are callln", and It's
thero that I would be
By tho old Moulmeln pagoda, lookln' lazy
at the sea."
I brought my hand down on my
"Oh, I say, you know er Frances,"
1 exclaimed with enthusiasm, "we'll
go there for our honeymoon, by Jove!
Shall we eh?"
And then the Jolly rubles rolled un-
Lightning Blaze of Red.
heeded to tho floor. And nothing
stirred but tho ashes ot tho haunted
And then Oh, but Frances saya
that's all!
Eskimo Wife a Hard Worker.
Eskimo widowers often remarry
within a week after tho demise of the
wife, The helpmate of the savage'
does most of the work, and ho is al
most holplcss without hor, Sho makes
n.nd breaks camp, cooks, cuts up her
husband's kill and carries It to camp.
She dresses tho 'skins of deer and
seals. Sho makes' tho footgear and
clothes, padd)e3 tho canoe and carries
every burdon, Without her no dqraes
tto arrangement can go forward.
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ThlB apron has the merit of being
asy to make besides being very at
tractive. It has body and short sleeves
cut in one and can be made with or
without a seam at front; with high
or low neck and long or short sleeves.
A band of contrasting material trims
the low neck and edges tho short
sleeves. Gingham, chambray, percale
or lawn may be used for carrying the
The pattern (5899) is cut .n sites
32, 36, 40 and 44 inches, bust meas
ure. Medium size will require without
center front seam, B14 yards of 36
Inch material and H yard of banding.
To procure this pattern semd 10 cents
to '"Pattern Department," or this paper.
Write name and address ptalnly, and be
sure to give size and number of pattern.
NO. 5899.
Here is a delightfully pretty walBt
and a nice design for development In
white wash silk so popular tor waists
Just now The model Is a simple one
to carry out. The closing is at the
left side of the front, and the neck Is
completed with a pretty turn-down col
lar, which Is nice fashioned ot lace
or all-over
The pattern (6907) la cut in sizes 32
to VI bust measure. Medium size
will require 2t yards of 36 inch mate
ria! and of a yard of 22.lnch all-
To procure this pattern send 10, centa
to "Pattern Department," of this paper.
r!to name and uddresu plainly, and ba
euro to glvo slzo and number o pattern.
NO. 590r. SIZE.
Truth in Old Adage.
In children the training of the
senses, so necessary, is for tho most
part unconscious and self-attained,
na in games, yet the science of psy
chology has Invented tests to aid such
training of tho senses, Thero seems
to be a lot of truth in tho old saying:
"Do not bollove all you seo, nor halt
you hear." -
Sorry He Moved.
JoneB to friend who has moved In
to town and taken a flat) Well, old
man. I suppose you aro beginning tc
got 'city broko," eh?
Friend Yes; and in another month
or two I'm afraid I'll bo Hat broko
Wanted Less Speed.
Countrymen (to motorist who has
piven him a lift) You hain't golntei
pass the old cow, be you, mister?
Motorist Yes. Why?
Countryman 01 bo drolvln" slw la
tcr Taunton.- Punch (London),
Cltuuct and betatlfiet the hiM.
PmrtiAt B. lOTTirlATik rrtmta.
Wercr VIU to nestor Qrij
uiur 10 its YOTxinjui vvwi.
rrevent luitr ftlllnir.
6Qfl. wntf ttoo nt Urogirtttn.
They're In tho air yon breathn, the rood
you rat nna tho wator you ilrlnlt. Thoui
microbes mako you tick but ltnilnm'a
Microbe Killer Water xrllt mnVo you
well. Informing Hooks Mailed free.
YVM. ItAliAM AT. 1C.(!(1.
133 Frlnoe St. Now York, N. V.
Make the Liver
Do its Duty
Nine times In ten when the liver la
right fhe stomach and bowels are right
gently butfirmly com
pel a lazy liver to .
no its duty.
Cures Con-
tipatlon, In-A
nnd Dutrefi After Eating.
Genuine must bear Signature
In a boarding house for bachelors.
Amanda, typical ''Mammy," looked af
ter the guests' comfort In true south
ern style so well that one of the men
thought ho would take her away with
him In the summer in tho capacity of
housekeeper. Toward spring-ho way
laid her in the hall one day and Bald:
"Mandy, do you Hko the country?"
Mandy reckoned she did.
"Would you like to go away with
me this summer and keep house for
Mandy was sure she would.
"Suppose I get Just a bungnlow. Do
you think you could take care of It
nicely by yourself?"
Mandy gasped and rolled her eyes.
" 'Deed, no, massa! Reckon you aV
better get somebody else; I don't
know nothln' about taking care of any
animate!" Harper's Magazine.
Getting Along Fine at School.
Now that school has been "geln"
Beveral weeks parents are beginning
to Inquire of their young hopefuls as
to their progress. The other day a
mother out on Harrison boulevard,
while eating luncheon with her 6-year-old,
"And how are you getting along In
school, Dorothy?"
"Oh," replied Dorothy between
mouthfuls of bread and milk, "Just
fine! I and Frances Smith are tho
smartest and best dressed girls In
the school." Kansas City Star.
Business for Father.
The small dr.ughtcr of a practicing
physician, who evidently has an eye
to business, told her mother, in no un
certain terms, that she must call at
once on their new neighbor.
"And why must I call on her?" ask
ed the mother, amused at the child's
"Well, In the first place," explained
the little lady, "they'vo got threo of
the scrannlest kids, and tho mother
herself don't look very strong."
Enough to Kill It.
"Oh, papa!" exclaimed the young
girl, "that pretty plant I had setting
on the piano Is dead."
"Well, 1 don't wonder," was all tho
father said.
Put It on Her.
Gibbs Oh, yes, Jones is an ass and
all that, but you'll never hear him
say a mean thing about his wife."
Dibbs I don't know! He says she
made him what ho is.
The Food
Tells Its
Own Story
It's one dish that a
good many thousand peo
ple relish greatly for
breakfast, lunch or sup
per. J
Crisped wafers of toast
ed Indian Corn a dainty
and most delightful dish.
Try with cream and
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