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$ I $ y*Vs ft •fit h': \l j.01 I%T fWM "fsERIAL? \jf2 STORY t\ G)hen Jtfarries By MARY ROBERTS RINEHART Jlutbor of The Circular Staircase, The JKCan in Lower Ten, Etc, ^pyrltflit IW, by the Bobb»-licrrlll Co. I SYNOPSIS. Jamen Wilson or Jimmy as he Is callod fey his frlonds, Jimmy was rotund ami looked shorter than ho really was, His fcvnbltlon In life was. to be taken seriously, tut people steadily refused to do so, his brt fs considered a huge Joke, oxrept to lilmself. If he asked people to dinner ev eryone expected a frolic. Jimmy marries Delia Knowles: they live together a year »nd are divorced. Jimmy's friends nr franffo to celebrate the first anniversary tof h!s divorce. The party Is In full swincr rhen A J' TT & s-"4 I fi-V &«*< Jimmy receives a telegram from his unt Sellna, who will arrive In four hours visit htm and his wife. Jimmy gets his 'lands from Aunt Sellna and after he rnar es she doubles his allowance. He ne* cts to tell her of his divorce. Jimmy .ftkes Kit Into his confidence, he tries to •evlse some way so that his aunt will not learn that he has no longer a wife. He Hiiffsrests that Kit play the hostess for one right, be Mrs. Wilson pro tern. Aunt Se- Ina .arrlvga and the deception works out 19 p'nnhed. Jim's Jap servant Is taken HI. Bella, Jimmy's divorced wife, enters [he house and asks Kit who la being ta ken away In the ambulance? Bella Insists Is Jim. Kit teils her Jim Is well and Is In the house. Bolla tells Kit it wasn't Jim she wanted to see, but Takahlra. the Jap servant. Harbison steps out on the porch and discovers a man tacking a rard on the door. He demands an ex planation. The man points to the pWcard ind Harbison sees the word "Smallpox" rlnted on It. The guests suddenly realize heir predicament, the women shed tears. Ihe men consider It a good .1oke. Harbi son pleads with Kit to tell him the real situation of things. She finally tells him gf Bella's incarceration In the basement. The all Important question arises as to who In to prepare the meals and perform Ihe other household duties. Harbison An •fly solves the matter. He writes out •ljp» containing the various departments his or her duties. Kit attempts to make an omelet for Aunt Sellna. but falls In the attemnt and Is In a very nervous itate wftfen Harbison comes to her rescue and tells her how to make It. After the lifting of the quarantine several letters ire rotijtd In the mall box uhdellvered, me Is addressed to Henry Llewellyn, qulque. Chile, which was written by Har rison. Me describes mlnutelv of their ln- ifrs° w8Son a|*° *n'atUtttlon 'or CHAPTER VIII. (Continued.) Prom Officer Flannigan to Mrs. aggie Flannigan, Erin street, ar Maggie: As soon as you receive this, go 'flown to Mac and tell him the story as 1 tell you hear. Tell him I was walk In my beat and I'd been afther seen Nmmy, Alvernl about doln the right thing for Mac on Monday, at the l»ie£ when seen a man nangin sus picious around this house, which Is Mr. Wilson's, on Ninety-fifth. And, tt coorse, afther chasln the man a mile or more, I lose him, which was •ot my fault So I go back to the Wilson house, and tell them to be careful about closln up fer the night, |*nd while I'm standln In the hall, with •11 the swells around me, sparkln with Jewels, the board of health sends man' to lock us all In, because the Jap thats been waiter has took the smallpox and gone to the hospltle. I btood me ground. I sez, sez I, you want shtop an officer In pursute of his Muty. I rafuse to be shut In. Be Ishure to tell Mac that. So here I am, and like to be for a Shut ionth. Tell Mac theres four votes up here, and I can get them for tess. in. If he can stop this monkey bust- Then go over to the Dago church Ira Webster avenue and put a dollar In pBalnt Anthony's box. He'll see me •:this scrape, right enough. Do once. Now remember, go to Sill first maybe you can get the olUr -from him, and mind what you him. Your husband, TIM FLANNIGAN. Ffom me to mother—Mrs. Theodore cNair, Hotel Hamilton, Bermuda, arest Mother: I hope you will get this before you the papers, and when you do read -hem, you are not *o get excited and (worried. I am as veil as can* be, and great ^eal safer than I everremem ir tohaye been In my life. We are iuarantined, a lot of us. In Jim Wll liouse, because his: lrreproach ble -Jap' did a very reproachable 'In*—took smallpox. Now read on tore you get jsxcited. His room has fumigated, and we have been cinated. I am well and happy. I ft be killed In a rmilway wreck or tthed the .car. «kld«. Unless S «rawn mysttf^n tty bath, or Jump ugh window, foslttrety nothing Mppanto me. So gather up Mall ... wJ*!e» and cast Itfeem Bppnutin .sharks. Ann* Is hare-r-oee the pfipers can at 'ft* sheworks bnef licette tor Some .. J* tor* eoapls'dt weeks, tOmOM WBls* to get us sooner. Now, dear, do go ahead hvr* aim ttan«£u4 on no no *9* could atdr «*Tlage to stop in trot of -tte hapM. «ad wave to ias through *0th«E.1 WSBt^ ito do for me. You know who Is down there, and—this Is awfully delicate, mumsy —but he's a nice boy, and I thought I liked him. I guess you know he has been rather attentive. Now, I do like him, mumsy, but not the way I thought I did, and 1 want you to— very gently, of course—to discourage him a little! Vou know how I mean. He's a dear boy, but 1 am so tired of people who don't know anything but horses and motors. And, oh, yes—do you remember a girl named l.ucille Mellon who was at school with you in Rome? And that she married a man named Harbison? Weil, her son is hern! Ho builds rail roads and bridges and things, and he even built himself an automobile down In South America, because he couldn't afford to buy one, and burned wood in it! Wood! Think of It! I wired father in Chicago for fear he would come rusnlng home. The picture In the paper ot the face at the basement window Is supposed to Mr. Harbison, but of course it isn't any more like him than mine is like me. Anne Brown mislaid her pearl col lar when she took It off last night, and has fussed herself into a sick headache. She declares it was stolen! Some of the people are playing bridge, Hetty Mercer is doing a cake-walk to the "Rhapsodie Hongroise"—Jim has no every-day music—and the tele phone is ringing. We have received enough flowers for a funeral—some body sent Lollie a Gates Ajar, only with the gates shut. There are no servants—think of It, mumsy. I wish you had made me learn to cook. Mr. Harbison has shown me a little—he was a soldier in the Span ish war—but we girls are a terribly Ignorant lot, mumsy, about the real things of life. Now, don't worry. It Is more sport than camping in the Adlrondacks, and not nearly so damp. Your loving daughter, KATHERINE. P. S.—South America must be won derful. Why can't we put the Gad fly in commission, and take a coasting trip this summer? It is a shame to own a yacht and never use it. K. This note, evidently delivered by messenger, was found among other She Swished to the Window and Rals ed the Shade. litter In the vestibule after the lift ing of the quarantine. Mr. Alex. Dodds, City Editor, Mail and Star: Dear D.—Can't get a picture. Have waited seven hours. They have closed the abutters. M'QORD. Written on the back of the above note: Watch the roof. DODDS. CHAPTER IX. Flanntgan's Find. The most charitable thing would be say nothing about the first day. We were baldly brutal—that's the only word for it. And Mr. Harbison, with his beautiful courtesy—the really sincere kind—tried to patch up one quarrel after another and failed. He rose superbly to the occasion, and made something that he called a South American goulash for luncheon, although It was too salty, and every one was thirsty the rest ot the day. to Bella was horrid, of course. She froze Jim until he said he was going to sit In the refrigerator and cool the butter. She locked herself in the dressing-room—it had been assigned to me, but that made no difference to Bella—and did her nails, and. took three different baths, and refused to come to the table. And of course Jimmy was wild, and said she would starve. But I said, "Very well, let her starve. Not a tray shall leave my kitchen." It was a comfort to have her shut up there anyhow: It post poned the time when she would come face to face with Flannigan. Aunt Sellna got sick that day, as I have said. I was not so bitter as the others I did not eay that I wished she would die. The worst I ever wish ed her was that she might be quite 111 for some time, and yet, when she be gan to recover, she was dreadful to mo. She said for one thing, that 11: was tho hftrdbolled eggs and the state if,the hpuse that did It And when I s«|d ,th*t the grlpjpe was a germ, she retorted tl at I fc*d probably brought lt ^oiher oai ipy clothing. Yjott remember that Betty had drawn the nurse's tllp, and how pleaded' she had been about: it. Ahe got up early the morning ot the first day and herself a lawn cap and telephoned out tor a white nurse's uniform—that Is, oC course, for a white uniform for a nurse. 8ho really looked very fetch ing. and she went siround all the morn- IM ittk nt cross on bar sleeve and •ffi: a Saint Cecilia expression, gathering up bottles of medicine—most of it flesh reducer, which was pathetic, and closing windows for fear of drafts. She refused to help with the house work, and looked quite exalted, but by afternoon It had palled on her some what, and she and Max shook dice. Hetty was really pleased when Aunt Selina sent for her. She took In a bottle of cologne to bathe her brow, and we all stood outside the door and listened. Hetty tiptoed in in her pret ty cap and apron, and we heard her cautiously draw down the shades. "What are you doing that for?" Aunt Selina demanded. "I like the light." "It's bad for your poor eyes," Betty's tone was exactly the proper bedside pitch, low and sugary. 'Sweet and low, sweet and low, wind of the western sea!"' Dal hum med outside. "Put up those window-shades!" Aunt Sellna's voice was strong enough. "What's in that bottle?" Hetty was still mild. She swished to the window and raised the shade. "I'm so sorry you are ill," she said sympathetically. "This is for your poor aching head. Now close your eyes nnd lie perfectly still, and I will cool your forehead." "There's nothing the matter with my head," Aunt Selina retorted. "And I have not lost my faculties I am not a child or a sick cow. If that's per fumery, take It out." We hoard Betty coming to the door, hut there was no time to get away. She had dropped her mask for a min ute and was biting her Hp, but when she saw us she forced a smile. "She's III, poor dear," she said. "If you people will go away, I can bring her around all right. In two hours she will eat out of my hand." "Eat a piece out of your hand," Max scofTed In a whisper. We waited a little longer, but It was too painful. Aunt Selina demanded a mustard foot bath and a hot lemonade and her back rubbed with liniment and some strong black tea. And In the Intervals she wanted to be read to out of the prayer-book. And when we had all gone away, there came the most terrible noise from Aunt Sellna's room, and every one ran. We found Betty in the hall outside the door, cry ing, with her fingers In her ears and her cap over her eye. She said she had been putting the hot-water bottle to Aunt Sellna's back, and it had been too hot. Just then something hit against the door with a soft thud, fell to the floor and burst, for a trickle of hot water came over the sill. "She won't let me hold her hand," Betty walled, "or bathe her brow, or smooth her pillow. She thinks of nothing but her stomach or her backl And when I try to make her bed look decent, she spits at me like a cat Everything I do is wrong. She spilled the foot-bath into her shoes, and blam ed me for It." It took the united efTorts of all of us—except Beiio, who stood back and smiled nastily—to get Betty back into the sick-room again. I was supremely thankful by that time that I had not drawn the nurse's slip. With dinner ordered in from one of the clubs, and the omelet ten hours behind me, my position did not seem so unbearable. But a new development was coming. While Betty was fussing with Aunt Selina, Max led a search of the house. Ho said the necklace and the bracelet must be hidden somewhere, and that no crevice was too small to neglect. We made a formal search all to gether, except Betty and Aunt Sellna, and we found a lot of things in differ ent places that Jim said had been missing since the year one. But no Jewels—nothing even suggesting a Jewel was found. We had explored the entire house, every cupboard, every chest, even the insldes of the couches! and the pockets of Jim's clothes— which he resented bitterly—and found nothing, and I must say the situation was growing rather strained. Some one had taken the Jewels they hadn't walked away. It was Flannigan who suggested tho roof, and as we had tried every place, else, we climbed there. Of course wo didn't find anything, but after all day In the house with the shutters closed on account of reporters, the air was. glorious. It was February, but quite mild and sunny, and we could look down over Riverside Drive and tho Hudson, and even recognize people we knew on horseback and in cars. It was a pathetic Joy, and we lined up along the parapet and watched the motor-boats racing on the river, and tried to feel that w( were In the world as well as of it, but it was verr hard. (TO BE CONTINUED.) A What a Woman Knows. "So Erma Is engaged," said Elennor, with a curl of her Up. "Welt mrm FMOM Vm sorry for the man, that's alL 'She doesn't know the first thing about keeping house." "Oh, yes, she does, though," was Fannle's assuring reply. "Well. I'd like to know what It is," was the doubting response.' •1 "The very first,tying,^which Is to get a man to keep house for'.Judges •1 frxr. Wise Tramp. She brosght him out a wfdg« ot pumpkin pie and a cup of coffee. "And you only visit this station of the country diirlng goldenHrod tlmeT" she interrogated Innocently. "How poetlcfd!" "Well, you see, mum, it isnt exaot ly poetical,* replied Dusty Dan, with a juhtle, ""but when- de goldsn-cod blooms It Is too late to cut grass an' too early to shovel snow." syt Good Tip, "How did you manage to keen that last cook so long?" "She got Interested In a serial story in ono of the magaslnes I take." Teach the calf to drink at once. Spring plowing for oats is usually not desirable. Through eating Insects, birds do their best for farmers. The drag system is rapidly forging to the front In good roads work. There are over 170,000,000 acres un der wheat cultivation In the world. Corn will give all the elements for fat and heat to meet the young grow ing needs. It is not possible by any known method to make dirty milk into clean butter. There Is an average of about one cow to every five persons in the United States. Fresh seed you must have, to be good, and good seed Is necessary to get a satisfactory crop. Regularity In milking helps the flow during the present and all subse quent lacteal periods. The exports from Australia of rabbit skins to the United States have near ly doubled within a year. Much of the success of a farmer de pends on the proper and economical management of his live stock. To the farmers birds are chiefly val uable as Insect destroyers, as mouse destroyers,/ and as weed destroyers. A powerful microscope is recom mended by the department of agri culture as a kitchen utensil to detect adulterants. Have a supply of good milking stools in the dairy barn, but use them for milking purposes, and not for beating the cows. A restless hen will never answer to use as a hatcher early In the season, when steady warmth is an imperative condition of success. A large proportion of the so-called Holland flowering bulbs Imported into this country every year In reality come from the south of France. If a farmer has the tools with which to work, he can repair the wagons and the different farm imple ments during rainy weather. The hand-fed calf inttended for dairy purposes can be made a much better animal than the one allowed to feed from the cow in the natural way. Once or twice during the season it will be necessary to go over the field with hoes in order to stir the BOII and kill the weeds between plants in the rows. Now is a good time to plan for next year's garden and truck patch. Select the seeds and order them early that you may have them on hand for early planting. Asparagus sells at high prices In the grocery at all times, but especial ly very early in the season, therefore asparagus Is a profitable crop to grow for market. Rats steal eggs by passing them along from one to another like the bucket brigade, and in this manner they can transport them safely up and down steps. Wheat screenings, having more pro tein, are superior to the plump grain for laying hens, and when they are good and clean are very much cheaper than good wheat Do not allow inferior cabbage, po tatoes and beets to freeze store them for the hens. The time Is near when they will need such feeds as add suc culence to the ration. Timber Is protected from dry rot and insect, attacks by boiling it and allowing it to cool In and absorb a saccharine solution by a new process that comes from Australia. pegumes, such as clover, peas, al falfa, etc., are especially Important be cause of the fact that with the aid of certain soil bacteria they are able to draw their supply of nitrogen from the air. It is a sad mistake to feed laying hens any -sort of stimulating food. That is one ot the old fashioned the ories that does more harm than good. Do not do it because it acts like whisky on a man. The reaction is sure to come and leave the bird in a worse condition than before. Eliminate the middleman. rMi Cleanliness In a dairy is desired. r. The best location for an Incubator to a cool, dry cellar. The milk yield of the average, cow Is 400 gallons per year. Onion sets should be set out Just as early as ground can be worked. True scientific farming consists largely of good common sense. A hot bed and cold frame enable you to get your plants started early. The trimming of a foal's hoofs is an easy matter if it Is done once a month. Profits come from the grown chick ens, not alone from the number hatched. Analysts say that butter Is the most nutritious article of diet, and that ba con comes next. Successful efforts to reclaim waste marsh lands by raising celery are be ing made In Bermuda. Egypt's land Is for the most part di vided Into small holdings of from half an acre to five acres. Every one who has room on which to raise more poultry should, by al) means, plan to raise more. Once settled Indoors, the house plants must be sure of regular atten tion If they are to be a success. Sow oats on fairly fertile land, but not too fertile because the crop may lodge when grown on very fertile land. A pure bred bull on the farm will double the value of a scrub or low grade herd of cattle in a very short time. A sheep that Is In good order at tho beginning of winter will come out in the spring with its head up and on all fours. Commercial fertilizers can be used to advantage as a rule In the grow ing of oats, by direct application to the crop. Well-bred heifer calves may often be purchased cheaply of people who live In town and kep but one cow for family use. As a rule the most money Is made from the production of eggs and the income Is continuous throughout most of the year. A queen bee lives from two to five years, workers from forty-five days to six months and drones seldom more than five weeks. No man can select good cows with unerring certainty, for there are many internal defects of which there is no outward evidence. Every good farmer knows that a hard and lumpy soil will not. grow' good crops no matter how much plant food it may contain. If pigs destroy more than they are worth, business rules command that they be dispensed with as too ex travagant for the farmer. While It is not absolutely necessary to have the heaviest horses for the farm, It is essential that they weigh from 1,400 to 1,500 pounds. The shredded stover Is much nicer to handle than cut fodder, and if shredded fine there is but little that Is not eaten by horses or cattle. By generous application of barn yard manure and good cultivation, sugar beets may be grown with good results for many years on a given field. One of the most Important consider ations of the present time, with much of our land worth $100 and more per acre, is the maintenance of soil fer tility. Careful and Intelligent handling at all times is as important to the suc cess of the small sheep grower as the selection and breeding of his founds tion stock. One of the most general methods adopted for cooling milk is to place the cans in a vat containing water which reaches a point slightly above surface of milk. TIw secret of success in wintering the fail pigs, lies in the ability of the man who has the pigs in charge to make the conditions favorable for a constant growth. Scattering manure by hand Is a slow and disagreeable task and this is one reason why many of us have not done our best toward getting it onto the land promptly. In addition to increasing the num ber of domestic animals on farms farmers must pay more attention to leguminous crops and to other crops which provide a supply of humus for the soil. Probably In no other business i«» men so persistent in sticking to the opinions, practices and habits of the past generation as the average farm er, and It requires more than one generation for his adjustment to the change of condition and requirements Incident to modern progress. SURE 8IGN. "Des yo' belleb dat Jim Johnson am really converted?" 'Deed I does, I'se bin vlsltln' his house fo' de last free months, an' dey hasn't had a mouthful ob chicken." SCALES ALL OVER HER BODY "About three years ago I was af fected by white scales on my knees and elbows. I consulted a doctor who treated me for ringworm. I saw no change and consulted a specialist and he claimed I had psoriasis. I contln- Pf|j| ued treatments under him for about j| six months until I saw scales break ing out all over my body save my face. My scalp was affected, and my hair began to fall. I then changed doctors to no avail. I went to two hospitals and each wanted to make a study of the case and seemed unable to cure it or assure me of a cure. I tried several patent medicines and was finally advised by a friend who has used Cutlcura on her children since their birth, to purchase the Cutlcura Remedies. I purchased a cake of Soap, the Ointment and the Resolvent. After the first application the Itching was allayed. "I am still using the Soap and Oint ment and now feel that none other Is good enough for my skin. The psor iasis has disappeared and I every where feel better. My hands were so disfigured before using the Cutlcura Remedies that I had to wear gloves all the time. Now my body and hands are looking fine." (Signed) Miss Sara Burnett, 2135 Fitswater St,, Philadel phia, Pa., Sept. SO, 1910. Cuticura Soap (25c) and Cutlcura Ointment (50c) are sold throughout the world. Send to Potter Drug & Chem. Corp., sole props., 135 Colum bus Ave., Boston, for free book on af fections of the skin and scalp. A Sign. 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