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totter apwrft, patty FOR PRArTTCAl7sUGGESTI0NS AND IDEAS IN HOME-MAKING
ou) Sic rrecfc er Own Happiness
Jl la an extraordinary thing that, com
INsrattveiy speaking, so few girts know
kow to manage men. And, mors curious
till, that these mistaken maiden Invar
iably imagine that they are past mistress
es) In the art of mala management. Such
are the delusions and the rani ties of the
Men can be no easily managed, too, It
nly the right -war is taken. But ordl
matt common sense and a good deal of
forbearance must be exercised If proper
results are to be obtained. Girls seem
tm think that no trouble at all should be
taken In this connection. Once they have
, captured a man's affections they think
that the matter ends there, and that for
the rest of his life he will remain, fig
uratively speaking, tied to their apron
string", Ohl the sad disillusionment to
follow, when they find, too late, that It
takes all a girl's tact and charm to keep
c, man's affections In the flourishing,
healthy state satisfactory to her peace
Girls, for lnetance, will act toward their
fiances, and men friends In the most ex
traordinary manner Imaginable, and then
be surprised when the latter show symp
toms of cooling off and transferring their
Only the othor day a girl came to me In
a state of weeplness and with a. woeful
tele of disappointment '
'Jim has broken off his engagement
With me," she announced drearily, "and
my heart Is broken."
Now X knew that Jim was a sensible,
honorable fellow, and I aleojmew that
his little flancee wai most unreasonably
jealous of every man, woman or child to
whom Jim paid the very slightest atten
tion. 'What Is the reason of this brcaklng
ar I Inquired sympathetically.
"I am afraid It Is all my own fault,"
was the answer, "for Jim says I have
killed his love through my perpetual Jeal
ousy. It seems a sort of craze with me,
and I simply can't cure it. I Just hate
to see Jim talking to any one, and I keep
suspecting him of flirting with other girls,
and U worries me to death."
"Top don't trust him, then?" I asked.
, "In my heart of hearts I know that he
I very honorable, and he ute'd to be very
fond of me. But lately he has been shun
ning my company altogether. He ueed to
be very trustworthy, but always I acted
as If I didn't trust him, so now I don't
think he cares what he does."
A girt of this type can simply ruin a
man's disposition. To ba always watched
and suspected Is not conducive to the
soul's best development, to say the least
of Itt One cannot wonder at the man
tiring of such treatment and ending
things then and there.
Qlrls should remember that men are
very human creatures, who need to be
humored and, above alt, dealt with tact
fully. If this policy were followed, there
would, be fewer broken engagements and
fewer maidens all forlorn.
Many a girl Is Jealous of her fiance's
mother and sisters. Sho grudges every
moment ho spends In his home circle, and
becomes furious If ho Includes his fem
inine relatives In pleasure trips.
"I don't see why you should drag your
family Into everything," she will declare
poutlngly. "When I promised to marry
you, I didn't promise to marry the whole
family, remember thatl"
And, naturally, the man resents this
selfish attitude. All his life long he has
looked up to his mother, and h hates to
hear her criticised.
The Jealous girl Is her own worst enemy,
too. There Is no torture to compn.ro with
tho woes and the questionings of tho
Jealous mind. Many a woman has gone
out of her mind through giving way to
this unfortunate fAlHng. And It Is a
falling that can be cured, too. But lots
of determination and lots of grit are
necessary for the overcoming of It
The present prevalence of divorce Is due
largely to Jealousy on the part of women.
For the Jealous woman Is almost always
a mlachlefmaker. She will stop at noth
ing to achieve her purpose. Homes and
happiness are wrecked before the strength
of her besetting sin. One has only to
glance at the dally papers to verify this.
"AH women are more or less Jealous,"
declared a man the other day. But this
Is untrue. -The normal, well-balanced
woman Is not Jealous. She Is too busy,
too much Interested In her work to find
time for such a feeling. The Idle wom
an Is generally the Jealous woman.
"Love cannot exist without Jealousy,"
said another man. This also Is untrue.
Real love does not admit of Jealousy.
The Jealous woman should determine to
cure herself. She will have many a bard
struggle at first, but If she values her
own ultimate happiness she will leave no
stone unturned till she has rid herself
of this soul-wrecking falling.
Heal leather Is th last word In hand
fca.es. The deep-toned seal materials es
tablished themselves as fashion's favor
ites early In the season, and the seal arti
cles followed as a matter of course. One
of the most fashionable bags seen this
season was made of printed seal. The
frame was made of dull silver, and a
tassel of the same finished off the bottom.
The popular loose effect was obtained by
allowing tho leather to hang In little "box
plaits" from the frame. The handle waa
a silver cord.
When the bag waa opened, tho usual
fittings were inside. These articles were
mads of Imitation gold, or perhaps the
real thing. They Included a cardcase,
mirror, powder cose, memorandum blank,
coin purse, and, a pretty extract-bottle.
The sardine Is a rather Ill-treaUd lit
tle fish, and except for a few epicureans,
very few people like sardines in any
form. The housewife who has to provide
a varied menu for every weex in tne
year will be glad to learn that sardines
can be served In numberless dainty
ways, and they are appetising as well.
Tho most confirmed enemy of the sar
dine will enjoy a dish of sardines In
To prepare this, remove the skin from
some sardines, then split them open and
,-more the backbone. Out the fish Into
narrow strips. Mix together In equal
quantities some stiff mayonnaise sauce,
and some liquid aspic Jelly. This can be
made of plain gelatins and soup stock,
cooled. Stir Into this capers, chopped fine,
came diced tomatoes, about a tablespoon
fuj of each to a half pint of the mixture.
Lastly, add the sardines. Have at hand
some Email molds which have been rather
thickly lined wtth tomato asplo, fill them
with the sardine mixture and let It
stand on the Ice until the Jellies can be
" unmoldea. Serve on lettuce leaves and
surround with a salad of watercresses
aad sliced tomatoes.
A irreat favorite for the light Sunday
Bight tea is the sardine salad, Tou can
use the skinless and boneless sardines,
,and your lunch will be ready In no time.
If yon can get these, remove the skin
and bones yourself from as many sar
dine as yon need. Put these In a salad
bowl with six hard-boiled eggs cut In
quarters, one big firm apple, cut Into
trip: and three cold potatoes, diced.
Add to this a teaspoonful of finely chop
py chives and four tablespoonfuls of
French dressing. Put this Jn the Ice-box
to get thoroughly chilled, then serve.
Sardine sandwiches must ba made very
wurefuuy, or they acquire a fishy taste,
-wfcieh Is very unpleasant A recipe for
dlIefoua sandwiches Is the following:
Beat two- ounce of butter nntll it Is soft,
tmn add utu alt Putn"- pwr.
tmtpomtvl of tomato catsup and a
tte of lemon Juice, Remove skin and
baa from three or four sardines, and
tuHMd them to a paste In a mortar with
thKuh wire sieve and spread It rather
2SJy - s Unger-sbaped pUcea of rown
Si4 aJ mike Mo aaadwlches with
The Little Folks' Party
The little folks were going to give Mary
Anne a birthday party, and It -was to be
a surprise as "well. Aunt Mary was at her
twits' end trying out suggestions for tho
entertainment, and every one had been
unceremoniously turned, down by her lit
tle charges. At last she could stand It no
longer, so she telephoned to Cousin Betty
to come to her aid. Cousin Betty waa
one of the kind of people who always
seem to have tho right suggestion tucked
away In their fertile brains. This time she
didn't fall Aunt Mary, but came flying In
with dancing eves and rosy cheeks.
"Well, my dears, so you had to come
to your old cousin for help once again?
Whatl you grown-up children wont to
play postofllco and those silly, stupid
gomes? Of course, yon don't When you
get to be 12 years old you're regular ladles
and gentlemen. Now I know a new guess
ing game which will make all your.young
heads tickle with Ideas. I'll glvo the list
of answers to Aunt Mary, and you can
tell all the guests that each answer is a
variety of 'stone.' Now run offj that's
all you have to know."
After the children had tripped off and
(Cousin Betty and Aunt Mary were left
alone this was the list of answers aha
had written down. Tou can see for your
self how easy they are, so the children
had no difficulty In making quick and ac
1. A stone associated "with the fruit of a
famous tree? Cherry.
2. A atone at tho top of an arch? Key
atone, 8. A. porous stone? Pumice.
4. A stone used for polishing? Whet
stone. E. A stone that points to the poles?
. A (tone that Is green and red? Blood
stone. 7. A stone that Is pressed by the feet?
1. A stone used as a test? Touchstone,
. A complimentary stone? Brarney-
10. A stone that cornea frith a storm?
My Duty to My Dressmaker
By n Customer
Many people will be sure to think, when
they see the title of this article, that of
course a woman's duty to her dressmaker,
particularly In war lime, Is to give her an
order for a new frock.
86 It Is. But not until the old one has
been paid fori
Dressmakers and, milliners arc having a
hard tlmo of It Just now, because the war
Is making so many, appeals to our sym
pathies that a good many of us quite for
get to settle our dress and hat bills.
A little dressmaker I employ (the ndjec
tivo applies not to her Btaturo but to her
clientele) who has managed nftor years of
struggling to sot up for herself In my
neighborhood, tells mo that unless her
customers will wako up to the necessity
to pay, pay, pay, she cannot possibly
carry on her business much longer.
I suggested to Mrs. Lockstitch, the
dressmaker In question, who confided to
me her woes when fitting a blouse last
uook, that sho might send a little note
with each bill explaining her dirricultlea.
I havo tried that, but It Un't any use,"
sho told me. "Tho ladles Intend to be
very kind, and order something new to
help keep mo going, as they say, but they
'forget to enclose a check. They don't real.
Uo that tho more they order the more
deeply In debt I become, and that nny day
I may bo refused further credit by the
wholesalo houses which supply me."
I myself am ono of thoso who had not
thought of this, and It mado mo rcmem
bor guiltily that I still owed Mrs. Lock
stitch for two washing frocks, and Miss
Barsanctte, tho milliner, for doing up a
hat last May.
It ended In my settling for the dresses
on the spot, and sending a postal order
to Miss Sorsonette tho some evening.
"Business as Usual," applies alike to
buyer and seller, for ono cannot exist
without tho other.
When I set Mrs. Lockstitch's point of
view beforo my friends ono of thom
promptly resolved to Bet the good woman
to work rcllnlng her summer coat, and
'doing up" some garments sho was Intend
ing to have renovated In the spring.
"And of course I shall pay for every
thing as soon as It Is done," she said.
Your Creased Gown
Dresses that havo been laid away In
drawers for some time often become
very creased. Hang them In front of
tho fire for a while, and tho creases
The New Evening Gown
I have Just returned to town and found
tho most delightful Invitation awaiting
me. One of my best girl friends Is going
to be married and a big dance Is to be
given Inonor of the occasion.
I hear 'that the decoration scheme Is
to be suggestive of an Arabian Nights'
entertainment, so mamma at once sug
gested that my new danoe frock should
be In keeping with this Idea. .Naturally,
I agreed at once, as mamma really has
very good taste, and never makes a mis
take In the matter of the right gown
for the right occasion.
"Choose a deep shade of blue, Dorothy,"
said sho at onco. "You will want one of
these lovely veiled effects, since tho gown
Is to be after tho Arabian Nights order.
I would suggest a foundation of blue
chiffon, In some of the new rich shades,
and over this a veiling of green chiffon
should bo worn."
"Tho combined color effect would cer
tainly bo exquisite," I Isaid thoughtfully.
And Indeed It was. An exquisite pea
cock blue resulted from the mingling of
tho two colors.
The gown Is now completed, and sulta
me to perfection. The green chiffon orjr.1
dress Is studded with little clusters
pearl Deaan ana rnincstones over (V
rounaauon or aeep niue cmrron. BhifJ
chiffon Is draped over the bust line, u
ceiow mis is a giraie oi goiacoiored i
studded with rhlnestones, pearls
From the centre of the yoke hantj fl
thick chain and ta&sal of pearl. u,T
rhlnestones, and the shoulder straps u',1
fashioned of the same.
The skirt Is puffed over the anklet h
zouave, style, and Jeweled lace comu (J
vandyltes from tho hem to tho knee. Be?
low this is a ruffle of blue chlffpn. I ln:
tend to wear blue suede shoes of a detj
shad with this frock, and mother li
lending mo a lovely peacock feather tin
for tho occasion, also her long emerald
I feel sura that we shall all have a iejj
Ughtful tlmo at this weddlifg-darice, uj
the hostess haB such on Interesting cow
lection of friends and relatives. Thegownfl
will certainly bo very smart, and I shilll
describe them all later.
A NEW STYLE IN EVENING GOWNS
JOHN ERLEIGH, SCHOOLMASTER
A GRIPPING STORY OF LOVE, MYSTERY AND KIDNAPPING
Bj CLAVER MORRIS AulhOT ' "John 0nim- """
Ouv Wlmtcrlev, on of Ann, Ml
JarcJilonMi o mmltrleu. Is at Jforplres
School, of which John ErMoh U head
matter. John and Anne are enaaaed to o
marrtcd Lord .Arthur llertet, unci of
Ow irimbcrley, warns John that there Is
a plot to put the boy out of the way. Duk
Sferict, a cowtin, and In line for the in
herttance of the areat irimtr!ei eetatee,
is concerned in the plot. The other plot
tert are Vertioan, a science matter at
Harptree. who has a hold on John Krletaht
and Mrs. Trovers, Xrlrfph's sitter, ilrt.
Trovers was deserted ov the man she
loied, and this man was accidentally
killed by John BrMah. ilrs. Trovers does
nol know that her own brother killed the
father of her child, James
James Trovers falls In love telth Guy
sister Joan. In an automobile accident he
saves her life, but Iosm his rfyM hand,
and his career as a plant!
it Tracers sees Vertioan and Informs
him that if he exposes Erlelah. she uHIl
expose him Wimberley takes his motor
car for a trip home The oar breaks down.
After walking half a mll irimberln
trips over an obstruction. When he
awakens he finds himself In an old barn
Uendtnp over him Is Doctor Anderson, of
John Erlcloh's school. Doctor Anderson
and an assistant attempt to transport him
across a river In a struggle Wimberleu
draws his revolver, fires and makes ht.
Lord Arthur discovers Vertlgan wound
ed lie save he was following two mn
wJio had attempted to kidnap Ouy Wim
berley. liord Arthur disbelieve! the story and
demands from Erlelgh that Vertlgan be
dismissed The truth Is that Doctor Ander
son, who attempted the kidnapping. Is In a
jilot o which Vertlaart knows notmno.
James Trovers is deeply in love with
Lady Joan Mcriet.
Her mother and his mother affree that
the children must not be encouraped.
TVIthout warning, Ouy Wimberley die
appears Ertclgh tells Anne that the boy has run
away. After Lord Arthur's acousatlon
against Mrs. Trovers, Erleigh goes to Jion-
Mrs. Trovers denies all knowledge of
the boy's whereabouts.
"Lady Wimberley Is offering EO0O re
ward," said Lord Arthur Merlet "You
hod better have the bills made out at
once with a portrait of the boy and full
"Five thousand pounds, sir?" said the
Inspector. "That's a big sum."
"Yes, and you'd better try and earn It,
I suppose you have no nows?"
"Nothing fresh, sir; but now the mat
ters has got Into the papers and they're
taking It up, so to speak, I expect all Eng
land will boon the lookout for him. Some
bit of news Is bound to turn up."
"Oh, yes", I know the sort of thing
thousands of letters saying the boy has
The Inspector smiled and looked out of
the library window across trie lawns of
Monksllver, A week had passed since Ouy
Wimberley had disappeared, and nothing
whatever had been heard or him, Ver
tlgan and Dick Merlet haa been shad
owed, but they had behaved like per
fectly Innooent people, ana nothing In
r r r3i
F.i 'I t3
'T Ml Vi 3sp53r7 ?tl
II lffL -Ol
There Un't very much doing In the gar
den at present lf true, and yet lota of
little extra things do crop up.
On fine, runny wlntsr mornings, it Is
quite pleasant outdoors, and It warm
clothes which have seen much service be
donned for the occasion, a very profitable
hour's work may ba done lj the garden.
Give the garden a good clearing up this
week. Determine to sweep the lawns and
paths regularly and roll the former.
If you have been sensible enough to save
the dead leaves in some shed or corner,
turn them thoroughly. Then when they
are well matured they should be mixed
with fine garden mold and used for potting;
Don't forget to tidy up the creepers,
Give an eye to the roots stored away.
Watch carefully for any that may be de
cayed. If you notice any signs of decay,
throw them out at onoe, as tbey are Uable
to affect any others with, which they may
come in contact
Remember, In yrf frosty weather to
protect the tuberous roota with dry sand
i or ashes. This I Important
i ur all the garden rubbish lust now.
jroxX Sd. Clear bd && fctrbaseVj bor
ders. Those which were top-dressed last
month should be well dug over.
On frosty days get manure on the
ground. In fine, open -weather transplant-
lng may go on,
Jtoses and fruit trees can be planted
now. but the dantlnr should not be done
when the ground Is water-logged with
Catalogues should be carefully studied
now with a view to the choice of seeds
for early spring.
If hyacinths ln glasses have filled their
glasses with roots, take them out of the
dark cupboard where they -were started
and bring gradually to the light But do
not transfer them straight from the dark
to a sunny window. Place them on a
table back from the window for a few
days, then put them in tne sun.
Indoor geraniums and fuchsias require
scarcely any water during the winter.
Many excellent books may be bought on
the subject of gardening, and the -woman
-who Is thinking of taking it up as a hobby
would do well to buy some instructive
book now. The field la a very wide and
Interesting one. Rose growing, for in
stance. Is an enchanting hobby, and needs
lots of reading and thinking out A little
trouble taken in the matter will reward
one rlehjy. and later will bring great
pleasure, net only to cue's self, but to
ever os wrowd.
their movements had thrown the olls'ht.
est light upon tho mystery.
"The boy Is dead," said Lord Arthur,
after a pause.
"No, my lord, I beg of you not to think
that I do hope you haven't allowed het
ladyship to think that"
"Of course not Her ladyship still
thinks the boy ran away. But she must
know the truth soon."
"Not yet my lord, I beg of you not
till we have anything definite, so to epeok.
And It stands to reason that the boy 1
not dead, my lord. There'll ho a letter
soon asking for money. You mark my
word." M .
"There will be no letter, my Mend. The
boy has been murdered by Dick Merlet
"Never left his rooms ln town, my lord
all those two days. Wo've found that
out" . ,. .,
"Pshaw, a man like my cousin doesn t
do his work himself. He pays people to
d0 "" . ,. , v
"He has no money, my lord broke, ho
Is, and no mistake" ......
"He pays my results. Well, he'll find
I'm more difficult to get rid of. But I'm
going to give him a chance, so that we
can put the rope around his neck."
"You be careful, my lord."
"Ah, you admit the truth of what I say,
then? This Is a hanging matter."
"Not yet, my lord. I hope no ono has
done or sa)d anything to put them on
"No I can promise you that But If I
hmi mv vrav I'd arrest the two of them."
Tho Inspector smiled. "Yes, of course,
my lord-I know one feels like that But
I've given out that wo have a clue. You II
so mat in xno punor luiuuuu. . -...-thing
that'll put 'em oft their guard."
"Oh, they're clever enough. They know
they're being shadowed."
The Inspector looked at his watch.
"I must bo going, my lord," he said.
"I'll see that the bills are out ln a day or
two. I hope her ladyship Is bearing up
"Oh, she's plucky enough; and we do
our best to make her think this Is Just a
"That's right, my lord. We must keep
everything under the surface, as It were
for a while. Now, about this Mrs,
"What about her?"
"We're keeping an eye on her, my lord.
It'a generally a woman that gives the
game away. Of course, now she knows
Vertlgan and Mr, Merlet are suspected
she may tell tnem.
"I don't think so. She was In the game,
but I'm sure she Is out of it now. Of
course, she knows all about that other
nttamnt at St Pancras?"
"Yes, my loro. It oniy wo nu omo
proof of that Well. I must be going."
"But If you had proof of that," said
Lord Arthur, "would you arrest the
"Not yet, mr lord, not yet Tou see,
nothing was done no offense in the eyes
of the law, We must go steady very
steady, My lord. If wo want to get those
men Into onr net "
The door opened suddenly and Lady
Wimberley burst Into the room, with a
letter In her hand. Her face was white
and there was a look of ghastly terror
i. v.... jv HhA came forward a few
paces and then caught at the back of a
chair to support herself,
"Annet" exclaimed Lord Arthur. "My
dear Anne, what has happened I"
"Guy," she moaned, 'iMy poor boy
hv have written the men who have
taken hlm-they have written-thls let
ter," Lord Arthur caught Lady Wimberley
by the arm as she stumbled forward and
seemed about Ho fall to the ground.
"Here, you must pull yourself to
gether." he said. "This Is good news-i
not bad. A letter? Well, that means
pews. Here, you must sit down."
He led her to the sofa and took the
letter from her. Bhe oovered her face
-with her hands and began to cry. The
letter ran as follows!
M.ly Lady Your little son Is quite safe,
but how long he remains so rests with
yourself. We are willing to give him up
tne thu sum of M.0CO a mere trifle to
the estate that brings in more than twice
that amount a year. If you agree to
these terms put an advertisement to that
eKect ln The Times of February 19. and
look for an answer In The Times of Feb
ruary ja. But I may as wjj.1 tell you that
any attempt to get hold of us will mean
a bad time for the boy. and If we are
iken vou may never see your precious
youngster again. If you are wise, you
will fall in with our proposals. The boy
la worth more than W.wj,"
Lord Arthur handed the letter to the
Inspector and then seated himself by
"Come, Anne," he said, with a laugh.
"thlsJs really good news. If the wprst
some to the worst we can par over the
imonty-upoa ray soul, you ought to be
laughing Instead of crying. At any rate,
we know Ouy Is safe."
"Yes," she faltered. "Of course I am
a fool but the shock It hod never oc
curred to me that such a thing could have
happened. Tho money? Of course we
will pay the money."
"Of course If necessary and oOr good
friend here approves. In arjy case, no
harm shall come to the boy. I quite see
what has upset you, It's the Idea never
entered your head, did It well, of course,
we thought of the possibility of such a
thing wo thought of everything."
For half a minute neither of them
apoko. Their eyes were fixed on the In
spector, who had apparently read the
letter through once and waa reading It
"What do you think of It?" queried
"A pleco of luck, my lord." ,
"There you are," said Lord Arthur,
with a smile. "The Inspector thinks as I
do a piece of luck; the boy Is as good
"And you advlso the payment of the
money?" queried Lady Wlmborley.
"We'll see about that, my lady. I'd
like to save you that If I could."
"There must bo no risk," said Lord
Arthur, "no chanco of the boy coming to
Lord Wimberley rosefrom the sofa.
"You will have
she cried; "promise mo that the money
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A Foolish Mistake
There Is one thing the Business lrl
does, sooner or later, and that Is about
the worst thing sho could do. Sho goes
without her lunches, sometimes because
she thinks sho has to, or sometimes to
pay for some foolish piece of finery which
she doesn't like after she gets It If she
takes her lunch, she omits breakfast
"Vmi p." she says, "as long as I
to 'promise m. that." only have half J hour -to dr. . n I need
,mo that-the money Is every minute of the time. J "toy In be
until me iaai niumw, ,...,.. - -
and I don't havo time to think of break
fast Besides, I enjoy my lunch all the
This Is very poor economy, and poorer
philosophy, little Business Girl. There Is
no wisdom In working all day on an
empty stomach, and taking a chance on
catching tho first contagious disease that
comes your way. This Is Just what you
do when you go without your meals, for
then trie chance germ finds a place to
lodge and do harm, when you have no
food to give you the strength to combat
It. And you can't expect to do your
work as well as you would If you had a
clear brain and a hale, hearty feeling.
You may not feel tho effects of going
without your meals all at once, but It
Is bound to harm your health ln the
nothing I don't care whether the men
are caught or not. All I want to be sure
of Is that my boy la given back to me
"Thnt'll be all right, Anne," said Lord
Arthur. "Mr. 'Russell understands that.
No risks will be run whatever."
"Not at all, my lady, I quite under
stand. Until his young lordship Is safe
and sound at home we shall make no at
tempt to bring the criminals to Justice."
"And you'll bo sure the advertisement
goes Into The Times on the proper day?"
"Oh, yes, my lady. To make sure, we'll
put It In three days one on either side of
the right date. We shall run no risks
Half an hour later Lord Arthur Merlet
and the Inspector were driving back to
"You see, I was right my lord," said
the Inspector. "It was a question of a
ransom, and ln that case neither Mr.
Vertlgan nor Mr. Dick Merlet haa any
thing to do with It"
"I'm Jolly glad I can tell you when I
read that letter a load came off my mind.
Of course, the money will have to be
"We shall see, my lord, when we get
the answer to the advertisement Of
course. If I had my way, we'd have a try
to get hold of the fellows before we paid
Lord Arthur shook his head. "Can't
run the risk," ho said; "but afterward,
when my nephew is safe, then you can
do what you like. Now we've got to
watt more than a week. What la to be
done In the meantime?"
"We shall go on with our Investigations
to the very last You see, there Is Just a
cnance mat tnis letter is a hoax; or,
rather, I should say, a ruse on the part
of the criminals."
"Merciful Heavens, I never thought of
"I don't think that Is the case, but it Is
Just possible, and the chance is worth
Ten days later the following advertise
ment appeared in the Times;
"Glad to hear the good news. The
money must be paid In gold. When will
It bo ready? Buggest March i. Answer,
If this will suit. In pafer of March 1."
At noon that same day Lord Arthur,
Lrand Yard, a small, sandy-haired, clean-
ensven map namea Murray, were gath-
erea togetner in Lord Arthur's London
chamber to consider this proposal.
"Can the money be ready by March
4?" queried the detective,
"Oh, I think, so, Boms stock was sold
out the other day, and I told the lawyers
not to reinvest the money. I thought it
might be wanted "
"Fifty thousand pounds," said the n
spector thoughtfully. "Roughly speaking,
Rlat Is about 11,000 ounces of gold, A
biggish parcel for men to carry away
with them. They won't travel light, any
way. What do you say to marking some
of the coins, Mr. Murray?"
The detective shook his head. "They'll
melt 'em down as likely as not," he re
plied. "You made Inquiries at the Times
fXt. and here Is the advertisement
both the advertisements."
Cofyrifbt, 1815. or the AMute4 News-
A Clever Idea.
If you are caught In a shower and
yourshat gets wet take It off and turn
It upside dawn" to dry. The trimming
will not be soapt to Bag.
It Is a great thing to be properly pnj
portioned, and tho woman who Is fort;
nate enough to have a lovely neck anS
shoulders should take the best ot ens
of them. Since tho new evening gownJ
aro cut low with a strap over tho sheug
rtnm. It will not be out of nlace to give
& fw hints about developing the necc
Deep breathing will add more to ty
1..l. .... .mi... nfu.1, nnfl olint.lrl AM thi.9
you would bo Inclined to believe at flriti
Open your wlnaows wiae Deiore you v
to bed; wrap a warm, looso dressing so?ra
nrnund vou and stand beside the window-.
Now take five of tho longest breaths too
,-nn Tt In hotter not ta Increase the nuo-i
her' for a few days, ai too many lonf
dizzy If you are not accustomed to thea
Leave your window wldo open whlls
you sleep, taking caro that you are well
covered, or a cold will follow. In ttjj
morning, notore you uress, repeat
following exercise 10 times. Place ttfl
hands on tho hips, resting lightly on U
soles of the feet, with the shoulders wjni
hnok. Tnhnla deenlv. entirely filling IMJ
lungB, and exhalo slowly until all the a.rl
Is exhausted. Vary this hy cxnanng Bua
M26 Walnut SL
Pavlowa Gives Her Second
Lesson in the One-Step
Pavlowa has standardlred the modern dances
for you: made the steps so graceful and yet
so simple that all can do them alike and so
all can thoroughly enjoy them. In the Thurs
day Evening Ledger you will find the second
figure of Tier standardized one-step ex
Follow these articles carefully; practice them
In your own home; you will he delighted with
the progress you makel The lessons appear
every Tuesday and Thursday
Exclusively In th
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