Evening public ledger. (Philadelphia [Pa.]) 1914-1942, January 13, 1915, Night Extra, Page 10, Image 10
totter apwrft, patty FOR PRArTTCAl7sUGGESTI0NS AND IDEAS IN HOME-MAKING lilllsL fly l X me jEALbus GIRL By ELLEN ADAIR 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 human mind. 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 mind. 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 affeotlons elsowhere. 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. Milady's Handbag i 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. Sardine Secrets 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 asplo. 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 curate replies: 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? Lodestone. . A (tone that Is green and red? Blood stone. 7. A stone that Is pressed by the feet? Flagstone. 1. A stone used as a test? Touchstone, . A complimentary stone? Brarney- etone. 10. A stone that cornea frith a storm? Hailstone. 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 will disappear. 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 "emeralds." 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 earrings. 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. escape 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- aon. Mrs. Trovers denies all knowledge of the boy's whereabouts. CHAPTER" XVIII. "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 description." "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 been seen." 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 THE xmwQ CORNER TTffflSM '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 rain. ' 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 their guard." "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 pretty well." "Oh, she's plucky enough; and we do our best to make her think this Is Just a schoolboy's escapade." "That's right, my lord. We must keep everything under the surface, as It were for a while. Now, about this Mrs, Trovers?" "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 men?" "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 Anne's side. "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 again. "What do you think of It?" queried Lord Arthur. "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 as found." "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 any harm." Lord Wimberley rosefrom the sofa. "You will have she cried; "promise mo that the money PRIZES OFFERED DAILY I The Editor of the Woman's Page offcra readers of the Evenimo ledoer a numoer of dally prizes for original ideas and helpful suggestions. These may Ideal with anv suhject which is of general interest to women, and Include TVavs of Making Extra Money, Entertainments and Parties, BeuHng Devices, Management of Children, Blckroom Suggestions, ? Ziaoor-savlny- Devices, Household Helps, Renovation of Olothes, y Home Decoration, Educational Hints, and a wide variety of topics not indicated. Ideas and suggestions should not exceed ISO words in length, and onlv on suggestion should oe dealt with in each article submitted. This should l, written clearlv on one side of the paper only, and in every case the name and address in full of sender should le given. If the latter does not desire his or her name to be published in the paper, a request jo mat ecc ou,u ; . and a nom-de-pluma given. The decision of the Editor of tho Woman's Page shall in every case Is regarded as final. Bha will select those suggestions which she considers o tho most practical value, and will award several prizes dally, ranging from tl to SO cents. EVERY SUGGESTION PUBLISHED WILL RECEIVE Ai PRIZE. ' Envelopes should ba addressed to "ELLEN ADAIR," i .Editor of Woman'sj-Page. Evening Ledger. Independence Square, and should have the word "Buggestion" torltfen in the top left-hand cornaV 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 better then." 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 end. 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 unharmed." "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 whatever." Half an hour later Lord Arthur Merlet and the Inspector were driving back to Harptree. "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 paid." "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 tho money," 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 that," "I don't think that Is the case, but it Is Just possible, and the chance is worth considering." x' 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 officer1 fXt. and here Is the advertisement both the advertisements." (CONTINUED TOMORROW.) 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. Beauty's Mirror 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 denly. o$trUT3etU Cjttuto M26 Walnut SL JFW '- 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 plained ' X The Side-Glide 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 ONE PENT Sp: gPsgjgllgg' - jm IJiiJlw.SsI frSSsSSieCSBriKt SseSgEpSS ftWa"