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EVENING LEDGER PHILADELPHIA, WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY
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fly E. PHILLIPS OPPENHEIM
riril Tuuernoke, nillhman to fi bone,
"All Bfotrlf IJurtmi, on Art rlcon plrl,
rrfi.ifl in LtnAon, from Mealing, she t$
fVl.ftut of her boarding hovto and he foU
!" . otrtMlng. agalnit htr irtll, lit 6erl.nd.
!4-Vr "" retaural fie fells her a&oul
Hmttlt! ,h' """""" ,ier ou,n ""' '"
..a Utt Tleatrlet attempt tukfit. Taver
'ii ilrrtes i her Mo a chemltft thnn, and
K iHI,n!aveA. Will. ratine- ""'. flfnlrlee
"Vffi Bhroroici tuddenlv tohtenti and
?..ut, that Tavernake oke fc.r oil.
'"Ji .??! Ulrl' e. Taieritofco propose
i.mW her hit loWrfeeeper. .e Mrrlnln. lo
'..Hat the hat nothing lo ear rom him, o
S I. Vet attracted ti her. When ho return
VXlhefind"Mm,'ir toco to face llh lh
.SSn u7o rlohlrnert Beatrice the MlpM be-
fefl'rf ol. and the wlshet lo rent a bouse.
tNTI.ODUC.NO MRS. WENHAM
'I ehoulcl like to do bo, If I may, with-
' "There 1b no opportunity llko the
present," Mr. Dowllng replied. "If you
,,111 permit me." ho added, rising. "It will
1 rive mo the greatcBt pleasure to escort
; you personally. My engagements for tho
.... r tho daV happen to bo unimportant.
Tftvernake, let mo have tho keys of tho
..nm, that aro locked up. Tho caretaker,
of course, Is there In possession."
Tho beautiful visitor rose to her feet,
nd oven that Blight movement was ac
complished with a grace unllko anything
vhlch Tavernako had ever seen before
'l could not think of troubling you so
far, Mr. Dowllng," sho protested. "It Is
not In tho least necessary for you to como
yourself. Your manager can, perhaps,
spare mo a few minutes. Ho seems to bo
to thoroughly posted In all the details,"
the added, apologetically, as sho noticed
the cloud on Mr. Dowllng's brow.
"Just as you like, of course," ho de
clared. "Mr. Tavcrnaka can go, by all
means. Now I como to think of It, It
certainly -would bo Inconvenient for mo
to be away from tho ofllco for more than
a few minutes. Mr. Tavernako has all
the details at his fingers' ends, and I only
hope, Mrs. Gardner, that ho will bo able
to persuade you to take tho house. Our
client," ho added, with a bow, "would,
I am sure, bo delighted to hear that wo
had secured for him so distinguished a
She smiled at him, a delightful mixture
of graclousncss and condescension.
"You aro very good," sho answered.
"The house sounds rather large for me,
but It depends so much upon circum
stances. If jou aro ready, Mr."
"Tavernalte." ho told her.
"Mr. Tavernake," she continued, "my
rar Is waiting outside and wo might go
en at once."
Ho bowed and hold open tho door for
Iter, an ofllco which ho performed a little
awkwardly. Mr Dowllng himself escorted
her out on to tho pavement. Tavernake
(topped behind to get his hat, and passing
out a moment afterward, would have
seated himself In front beside the
chauffeur, but that she held the door of
the car open nnd beckoned to him.
"Will ou come Inside, please?" she In-
WILL ATTACK MERCY
SHIPS, SAY GERMANS
Washington Is Told of British
Ruse and Zone Order Ap
WASHINGTON, Feb. 17.-Iteltef ships
which enter tho new German naval war
tone, surrounding Great Britain will be
as liable to attack and destruction as if
they wero British war craft or merchant
men, according to German Embassy of
ficials here today.
Disguised as relief vessels, English ships
already have negotiated the war lone
tafely, it was asserted, German sub
marines allowing them to pass In the
belief that they were bound on missions
Consequently, declared German diplo
mats ofllclals, there must be no exemp
tion In the future of any class or na
tionality of suspected ships entering the
forbidden area, so relief craft will bo
blown out of tho water as remorselessly
a If they wero dreadnoughts.
"Incredible," said officials of tho British
Embassy when told of tho German threat
to destroy relief ships In tho naval war
"Tho statement that our vessels havo
been disguised as relief ships Is absurd,"
they declared. "It Is difficult, however,
to believe that tho German Admiralty has
committed itself to a policy which Inevit
ably must result In starving the Belgians
ho depend upon the United States for
a large part of their food supply."
HIT BY TRAIN, BUT HAPPY
Driver Who Had Narrow Escape Sat
Ufled That Things Were No Worse.
Although ha la a paralytic and lost his
horsa, and wagon yesterday, George F.
Jllce, a teamster, of 133 Beecher avenue,
Cheltenham, declared at his home today
that he was satisfied that things were not
'orse than they ure.
Rice was driving across the Cottman
treet intersection of the Philadelphia and
Heading Railway shortly after 3 o'clock
yesterday afternoon. Children coming
from, school, who were halted by tho
rnlng sound of tho electric bell at the
eroeiing, shrieked in terror as a freight
locomotive bore down on Illco and his
wagon. It was going about SO miles an
hour, and when the engine passed thero
m no sign of nice. The wagonwas
reduced to kindling wood and the horse
BTOUnd to nl.rjn When ihjt mrinAAi
P. brought his locomotive to a stop Wee was
"iien rrora tho cowcatcher badly scared
Slater Accuses Brother of Theft
Charged with stealing Jowelry valued at
l9 from hU sitter, Mrs, Crlstlna Plumbo,
of 1008 Thayer street, Sylvia Andrews,
lias Harry Andrews, 25 years old, of 8345
Goodman street, was hald In 1ZC0 ball fop
court by Magistrate Wrlgley at the Nice
town police, station this morning Andrews
had pawned the Jewelry, except a silver
watch, which ha was wearing when ar
Burns Cause Mother's Death
F 5" kitchen stovo set nro to her clothing
ounoay resulted in tha death this morning
f Mrs. Mary Noonan, 38 years old, of
nn street, Bryn Mawr. She leaves two
cnlldren, one 1 and the other 3 ears old
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Balance of Trede. Favors Port
Exports through this poit last week
mounting to J,9,0pQ. exceeded the im
Wrts by IWlT.000, according to tb fig-
Uued 84 Ifcg Custom Upm today,
4uUi csUct4 totaled $&l,vav
i,li-i' ,"Thro aro one or two questions
Pleaso direct ihe chauffeur."
friMrtCi5J1,c1 w'tl,0t word! tho snr
Si..?... i . u)ey Bw""g round Hie first
ih ..' , " lcnncd "'ward fronl flmonB
the cus ons of her seat and looked at
.'. i n Tavernako was conscious of
ulYJl "s.8; A 'hough by Inspiration, ho
nni,httti,cr vl9lt t0 the omc6 f Me88
Jm m, bpcnco Company had been
m.mwCOi on? She remembered him, re
S"d. 'Jim " the companion of
Beatrice during that strands, brief meet
thil i . 1 ,nn 'ncomprchcnslble world,
unm.i'. ,0,ttl,lc" ho had wandered. The
woman s face had lost her languid, gracl
?!?.. "or?10?. There was something
rii .. lmM.l.nkln t0 tragedy. Her fingers
roil upon his arm and her touch was
mJt8nerceiy: Sh Br'PP,nK h'm M'
m'f,!L,TRXCr,nokc" 8"9 ",J- "I nave a
memory for faces which seldom falls me.
L Vpn rou b6foro ""'to lately. You
remember whore, of course. Tell mo tho
truth quickly, please."
II J, o"'8, seemed to leap from her
unL.h?Ttlful a.nd 'ounK though she
wl Uic,dly. wns' hcr ,ntona seriousness
had suddenly nged hcr face. Tavernako
was bewildered. He, too, was conscious
.,S,ou.r,ou.s emotional disturbance.
Tho truth? What truth do you mean?"
V.v Wno you nhom J Baw with Beatrice I"
w.b0.U 8a .me ono nlBhl nbo"t three
weeks ago," ho admitted slowly. "I wns
n a chem st's shop in the Strand. Ton
woro signing his book for a sleeping
draught, I think." epms
Sho shivered nil over.
"Yes. yesl" she cried. "Of course, I re
member nil about It. Tho young lady
)w Wn?JrUh yu-whnt was sho doing
there? AVhcre Is she now?"
"The young lady was my sister," Tavcr
nnko answered stiffly.
Mrs. Wenhntn Gnrdner looked, for a
moment, as though sho would have struck
"You need not Ho to met" bIio ex
clalmed. "It Is not worth while. Tell
me whero you met hcr, why you were
with her nt all In thnt Intimate fashion,
and whero sho Is now!"
Tavernako realized nt once that so far
ns this woman waa concerned, the fablo
of hli relationship with Beatrice wns
hopeless. Sho know!
"Madame," ho replied, "f made tho
ncqunlntanco of the joung lady with
whom I wns that evening, nt the boarding-house
whero we both lived."
"Whnt were you doing In tho chemist's
shop?" sho demanded.
"Tho young lady had been 111." ho pro
ceeded deliberately, wondorlng how much
to tell. "Sho had been taken very III In
deed. She was Just recovering when you
"Where Is she now?" the womnn nsked
eagerly. "Is she still at that boarding
Iioupc of which you spoke?"
"No," he answered.
Hcr fingers gripped his arm once more.
"Why do you nnswer mo always In
monosllnl)Ios? Don't you understnnd
thnt you must tell mo everything that
you know nbout hcr You must tell mo
whero I can find her, nt once."
Tavernako remained silent. Tho wom
an's voice had etlll thnt note of wonderful
sweetness, but sho had altogether lost
her air of complete and aristocratic Indif
ference. She was a very altered person
now from the distinguished client who had
first enlisted his services. For some rea
son or other, he knew that sho was suf
fering from a tcrrlblo nnxlcty.
MRS. STOTESBURY MAKES
SPOTLESS TOWN FOR "HELP"
Homes Occupied by Household Employes Are Models
of Neatness and Comfort Forty Tenants Dwell
There in Content.
A row of houses looking as though they
might have been picked up from Spotless
Town nnd sot down right at Society's
back door, or side entrance, to bo more
exact, because of their almost spectacu
lar eplck-and-spanness greet the eye of
the passerby on Mth street between Wal
nut nnd Sansom streets, nnd detach
themselves exclusively fiom the rest of
With their little scrim curtains, their
Immaculate white door sills and their
general air of having been Just freshly
washed, starched and Ironed, they seem
almost stage, houses upon a painted
But they aren't. They are tho very real
domiciles of one of tho largest corps of
servants maintained in Philadelphia the
living quarters of tho "help" of Mrs. E.
To you Sirs. Newly "Wed. in your Sm
kltchenetto, practicing "canned" house
keeping with furrowed brow, It may seem
an utter Impossibility that anybody's ser
ants could occupy a solid block of
houses, but 40 serwiutB, so 'tis rumored,
is about the number required to minister
properly to tho wants of Mr. and Mrs.
Stotesbury and their guests.
Originally this block on tho wes-sldo
tf 20th in the renr of Walnut street must
have contained eight houses. Only four
of them, however, have retained their
regulation appearance. Tha builder has
been busy on tne rest nnd Joined them
together, nnd the downstairs of the con
verted portion Is a model laundry with
an equipment that would do credit to a
Six deya in the week five expert laun
dresses work steadily from 9 In the morn
ing until 3 In tho afternoon, and a busy
time they have of It, too, for not only do
the linens and the wearing apparel of
their master and mistresses go through
their hands, but that of the servants
Tha remainder of tha block is divided
POW 01 HOUSES fiCCUPIBfl
I iiwwiiii'-HfTHTri.iiijwiliwMM"" ,i ii. n"! ' ffl-7T7T;
A TALE OF LOVE, MYSTERY AND INTRIGUE
"I am not sure," ho said at last,
"whether I can do as jou osk."
"What do you mean?" she exclaimed
"The young Indy," ho continued,
"seemed, on the occasion to which you
hae referred, to bo particularly anxious
to avoid recognition. Sho huirled out of
tho pluco jlthout speaking to ou, and
she has avoided tho subject ever since.
I do not know what her motives may
havo been, but I think that I should like
to nsk her first, beforo I tell you wheie
sho Is to bo found."
Mrs. Wenham Gardner leaned toward
him. It wna certainly tho first time that
a woman In hcr apparent rank of llfo had
looked upon Tavernake In such n manner.
Her forehead was n llttlo wrinkled, her
between the men servants and the women
nnd a tasteful simplicity characterizes
the arrangements of their quarters.
One of the maids, interviewed on the
advantages of being connected with such
n plutocratic establishment, couldn't keep
the pride out of her volco as sho spoke
"There's no other servants in the coun
try," Bhe said, 'as has it as good as we
do. Three elegant meals a dny vo get
and our afternoon tea besides. There
ain't much the Stotesbury help misses."
Scoff, ye cynics. If you will at the odium
of domestic service, but to a mere news
paper reporter a peep nt that cosy in
terior nnd "tho afternoon tea" besides,
called forth visions which few oilier pro
fessions have equivalents to offer.
ACROBAT UNDER $500 BOND
Ball Required to Assure Promise to
Keep Little Son Off Stage.
Because ha broke his word with the
court. Charles Shelzos, an acrobat, was
placed under $500 ball to keep his prom
ise this time, when ha was arraigned
before Magistrate Benshaw at City Hall,
charged with making his 8-year-old son,
Carlysle, work on the stage,
Shelzos was arrested last night at tho
Broadway Theatre, Broad street and Bny
der avenua, while performing with tha
boy as his stage companion. Agent A.
J. Klnkalde, of the Society to Protect
Children from Cruelty, waa tho com
plainant. Ha testified that the child
was performing as an acrobat. Shelzos
promised not to violate the law again,
but was reminded that ha had made a
similar promise before and Magistrate
Rens'naw Imposed tha ball security.
Shelzos lives at a theatrical boarding
house at Franklin and Itace atreets.
M IQIJSSSliRV SERYApS
liM. 4 i. I IIKWi KX'Mft1 -. I
NO TIME '10 ESCAPE
llpi wcro parted, her eyes wcro patheti
cally, delightfully eloquent.
"Mr. Tavernake, you must not you
must not rcfuso me," sho pleaded. "If
you only knew tho Importance of It, you
would not hesitate for a moment. This Is
no Idlo curiosity on my part. I have
reasons, vory serious reasons Indeed, for
wishing lo discover thnt poor girl's where
abouts nt once. Thero Is a posslblo
danger of which sho must be warned. No
ono can do it except ml self."
'Are jou hcr friend or hcr enemy?"
"Why do you ask such a question?"
"I mn only going by hcr expression
when sho Bnw you como Into tho chemist's
shop," Tacrnako persisted doggedly.
DIRECTOR COOKE FAVORS
Impressed by Harry Davis' Plea for
Moro Room for tho Boya.
When Harry Davis, former first base
man for the Athletics, told tho guests nt
tho sporting writers' banquet last night
that kids in Philadelphia do not hove suf
ficient open spaces for early training in
tho national sport, he so Impressed Di
rector Cooke, of tho Department of Pub
lic Works, that tho Director started a
movement today to provide another down
A group of Phlladelphlans nho heard
Harry Davis' speech aro co-operating with
Director Cooko today In appealing to po
litical leaders and Councllmen.
Tho Immediate plan Is to obtain a va
cant tract ut tho southwest corner of 12th
nnd Dickinson streets, formerly tho Phi
lanthropic Cemetery, and turn it over to
tho Board of Hccrcntlon.
N. J. SUFFRAGIST CONFIDENT
Miss MattoS. Scott, of Engelwood, N.
J., corresponding secretary and chairman
of the Speakers' Committee of tha
Bergen County organization of the
Women's Political Union, came to town
this morning on a business trip and at
once began working for woman suffrage,
as she says she always does, no matter
whero she is or what she is after. Miss
Scott, nt the headquarters of the Equal
Suffrago League, on South 9th street,
spoke nbout suffrage In New Jersey and
kindred subjects. She was asked If the
cause would win In her State this Sep
tember when tha peopln will vote on thu
suffrage amendment to the constitution.
"It Is difficult and unsafe to prophesj,"
sho said, "but thero Is this; Every one
of our public men aro pledged for it. In
Borgeu County our State Senator and
three assemblymen are In favor of It and
speak for it as well as vote for It. Our
school teachers are teaching t as a mat
ter of current history and all over the
State branches of the union have been or
ganized to watch legislation, distribute
literature, and furnish speakers on Suf
frage for meetings of all kinds and In all
sorts of places. I mean wa are making
n, pnmpalgn to have suffrage presented
at all public meetings.
"Some of our town authorities have re
fused us the use of schoolhouses for our
meetings because they said the meetings
would be- political. Wa suffrage advo
cates havo no platform, nor aro wo a
political body. We are working for ono
thing and the men are beginning to
realize It. Jn this country the men give
the women what they want and t Is up
to the women to get suffrage by convinc
ing tha men that they want It. We are
educating the women of New Jersey so
that when they talk suffrage to their
women friends and tha men of their own
homes they can talk, intelligently and
show that they aro capable of voting in
telligently." WHO SHOT FRANK CAPPT
Who shot Frank Capp last night? It
could not be determined at the hearing
before Magistrate Benshaw, at City Hall,
this morning, Tony Tonjbarro was ar
raigned charged with the offense Tom
barro lives at 1SS Fulton street, and Capp
Uvea next door. Last night tha Capp boy
got into a fight and Tombarro Interfered.
Tho little boy ran home and told his pa.
Capp cama out and engaged Tombarro In
the witnesses said this mom
Ing, Capp yelled, that ha had been shot,
though there was no shot heard. Capp is
said to have coma out of the fight with
tt pistol An ambulance took Capp to tho
I'ennsilvanta Hospital, wherp he waa
found to hae what appeared to be a bul
let wound in the abdomen Ha will ba
routined to his bed for a week or more '
He first said that Tombarro shot him and
then that he shot himself
A patrol wagon took Tombarro to City
nail, ana ne was neia witnout can to
I wrt Ws ewVUo.
"It la n cruel suggestion, that," the
womnn cried. "I wish to be her friend,
I am her friend. If I could only tell
you everything, you would understand
at once what a terrible situation, what
a hideous quandary I am In."
Once moro Tavernake paused for a few
moments. Ho was never a quick thinker
and tho situation was certainly an em
barrassing ono for him.
"Madam," ho replied nt length. "I beg
that you will tell mo nothing. Tho young
lady qf whom you have spoken permits
me to call myself her, friend, and what
she has not told me herself I do not wish
to learn from others. I will tell her of
this meeting with you, and If It Is her
desire, I will bring you her address my
self with a few hours. I cannot do moro
Her face was suddenly cold and hard.
"You mean that you will not!" sho ex
claimed angrily. "You aro obstinate. I
do not know how you doro to refuso what
Tho car had como to a standstill. He
stepped out on to tho pavement.
"This la Grantham House, madam, he
announced. "Will you descend?"
He heard her draw a quick breath be
tween her teeth and ho caught a gleam In
her eyes which made him feel vaguely
uneasy. Sho was very angry Indeed.
"I do not think that It is necessary for
mo to do so." sho said frigidly. "I do
not llko tho look of tho houso nt all. I
do not bcllcvo that It will suit me."
"At least, now that you aro hero," ho
protested, "you will, If you please, go
over It. I should llko you to seo tho ball
room. Tho decorations aro supposed to
be quite exceptional."
She hesitated for n moment and then,
with a slight shrug of tho shoulders, sho
yielded. There wns a noto In his tone
not exnetly Insistent, nnd yet dominant,
a noto which sho obeyed although
Becrctly sho wondered at herself for doing
so. They passed Inside tho houso nnd sho
followed him from room to room, leaving
him to do all the tnlklng. Sho seemed
very llttlo Interested, but every now nnd
then she nsked a languid question.
"I do not think It Is In tho least likely
to suit me." she decided at least. "It Is
all very magnificent, of course, but I con
sider that tho rent Is exorbitant.
Tavornnke regarded hcr thoughtfully.
"I believe," ho Bald, "that our client
might bo disposed to consider some re
duction, In tho event of your seriously
entertaining taking the house. If you
like I will see him on tho subject. I feel
uro that tho amount I havo mentioned
could bo reduced. If tho other conditions
There would bo no harm In your doing
so." sho assented. "How soon can you
como and let mo know?"
"I might bo ablo to ring you up this
evening; certainly tomorrow morning," ho
She shook her head.
"I will not apeak upon the telephone,"
sho declared. "I only allow It In my
rooms under protest. You most come, and
tell mo what your client says. When
can you see him?"
-if u doubtful whether I shall bo ablo
.. n-A v.i.n Mil evening." ho replied.
would probably bo tomorrow morning."
"You mlgnt go mm uf -.
Ho was a llttlo surprised.
"You aro really interested In the
matter, then?" ho Inquired.
SUFFRAGISTS TAKE UP
'FIRST AID TO INJURED'
Complete Medical Equipment
Presented to Equal Fran
chise Society by Physician.
"First Aid to the Injured" Is tho new
slogan of the Equal Franchise Society.
This was adopted by members of the so
clety ns being appropriate owing to tha
recent addition at the headquarters of a
completo medical equipment, the gift of
Dr. Frances It. Sprague, of Bryn Mawr.
At tho present time a chest in which to
keep the outlay has not been provided,
consequently the equipment Is kept In
a series of neatly arranged tin boxes on
the closet shelf. Miss Carolina Katzen
stein, secretary of the society, says that
tha chest will be added shortly.
Among tho articles given are bandages,
gauze, adhesive plaster, absorbent cotton
aid various antiseptics.
Tho medicine equipment Is but one of
many Innovations at the soctety'-a head
quarters. A movement has been on foot
for some time to add such branches as
would show the versatility of those who
ara fighting for tho "cause." Conse
quently, a sewing class was Inaugurated,
which was followed closely by a "school,,"
lessons being given In tho best theories
of Government. Then came the installa
tion of a complete kitchen equipment, in
which a series of demonstrations In cook
ing Is planned. It Is even hinted now
that a school In oratory will bo added, at
which suffragists can acquire additional J
expressive ability in presenting their ar-
guments. That iney aro capable sales- m freight to speak of U car
women has been demonstrated, for a com- bottoms, and strenuous have
pleta'llna of miscellaneous articles Is kept om time to time to revive our
In various comers of the society's rooms, i,y means of subsidies. As a
and exceptional is the person that enters r shipping to the extent or
and does not leave with something In his been Interned, destroyed or
hand for which he has left a considerable 8on for commercial use, This
sum in exchange. Tha funds so raised the world's supply of ships,
ara used to further the "cause," alo aky-hlgh.
Da?h,hP, " SUther" C!;U'Sre
Tha battleship Kansas passed Marcus
Hook early today on her way for prac-
tica and maneuvers In tha Southern drill
waters. She sailed yesterday, with none
but her regular crew aboard, under com-
mand of Captain Bryan. Tha vessel was
scheduled to leave last Tuesday, but was
held up owing to engine trouble. Previous
to that mishap she was disabled by a
storm off the Virginia Capes, for which
her commander had to go before a court-
martial, Before sailing the crew declared
they had a premonition that something
serious would happen to tha ship before
she got to bar destination.
Merlon Patrolmen Defended
George Sullivan, president of the Board
of Commissions of Lower Merfon town-
ship Is not partial to Burps detectives.
Judging by his statements last night at a
meeting of tha Bala-Cynwyd Neighbor-
hood Club. Ho referred sneerlngly to the
efforts of tha residents of Merlon and
other main line towns to g.et better police
protectlqn. declaring that he took little
stock in tha claims of detectives that
tha regular suburban patrolmen spent
most of their time on duty eleeplng.
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ATLANTIC CUT, N. J.
Ldin Mih-tUt. moderate-rsu hotel. .
A I RPMAR1 F Virginia Av... oesr Ik.
rrlor. prl blhf.
.in allv ! 13 un dlv RoaLlftt
ur.i v-t. Brick. Hot as eoM rumslnal ' ' """": K
I Hotel XPiJs;ji?rjSrt-b fc a l r
'rs, yes," sho totd hlm "of course I
am Interested. I want you to come and
see mo directly you have heard. It Is im
portant. Supposing you are able to find
your client tonight, shall you have seen
the young lady beforo then?"
"I am afraid not," ho answrced.
"You must try," she begged, laying her
fingers upon his shoulder. "Mr. Taver
nake, do please try. You can't realize
what nil this anxiety means to me. I am
not nt nil well and I am seriously wor
ried about about that young lady. I tell
you that I must have nn interview with
her. It Is not for my sake so much aB
hers. Sho must bo warned."
"Warned?" Tavernako repeated. "1
rcnlly don't understand." ,
"Of courso you don'tt" she exclaimed
Impatiently. "Why should you under
stand? I don't want to offend you, Mr.
Tavcmnke," sho went on hurriedly. "I
would llko to treat you qulto frankly. It
renlly Isn't your placo to mako difficul
ties like this. What IB this young lady
to you that you' should presume to con
sider yourself her guardian?"
"She Is n boarding houso acquaintance,"
Tavernako confessod, "nothing more."
"Then why did you tell me, only a
moment ago, that Bho was your sister?"
Mrs. Gardner demanded, .
Tavernako threw open the door beforo
which they had been standing.
"This," he said, "is the famous dancing
gallery. Lord Clumber is qulto willing
to Allow tho pictures to remain, and I
may tell ou that they Aro Insured for
over 60,000 pounds, There Is no finer
dancing room than this In all London."
Hcr eyes swept around It cnrelcsaly.
"I have no doubt," sho admitted coldly,
"that It la very beautiful. I prefer to
contlnuo our discussion."
"The dining-room," he went on, "Is al
most ob lnrgc. Lord Clumber tells us
that ho has frequently entertained SO
guests for dinner. Tho system of ven
tilation In this room Is, as you see, en
tirely modern "
Sho took htm by the arm and led him
to a seat at the further end of the apart
ment. "Mr. Tavernako," Bhe said, making an
obvious attempt to control her temper,
"you seem like a very scnslblo young
man, If you wilt allow mo to say so, and
I want to convlnco you that It Is your
duty to answer my questions. In the
first place don't bo offended, will you?
but I cannot possibly see what Interest
you and thnt young Indy can have In ono
another. You belong, to put It baldly,
to altogether different social stations, nnd
It Is not easy to Imagine what you could
have In common."
sho paused, but Tavernake had nothing
to say. Ills gift of silence- amounted
sometimes nlmost to genius. She leaned
so closo to htm while sho waited In
vain for his reply, that tho ermine about
her neck brushed hta cheek. The perfume
of her clothes nnd hair, the pleading of
her deep vlolet-bluo eyes, all helped to
keep him tongue-tied. Nothing of this
sort had ever happened to him beforo.
He did not In tho least understand what
it coulc? possibly mean.
"I am speaking to jou now, Mr. Taver
nake," sho continued earnestly, "for your
own good. When you tell tho young Indy,
ns you havo promised to this evening,
that you havo seen mo, nnd that I am
very, very anxious to find out where she
Is, oho wltl very likely go down on her
knees nnd beg you to give mo no Infor
mation whatever about her. She will do
hcr best to make you promlso to keep
us apart. And yet that Is all because she
does not understand. Belleva me. It la
better that you should tell mo tho truth.
You cannot know her very well, Mr.
Tavernake, but she Is not very wise, that
joung.lady. Sho Is very obstinate, and
she has some strange Ideas. It Is not
well for hcr that she should bo left In
the world alone. You must sea that for
yourself, Mr. Tavernake."
"Sho seems a very sensible young lady,"
he declared slowly. "I should have
thought that she would hava been old
enough to know for herself what sho
wanted and what was best for her."
The woman at Ills side wrung her hands
with a little gesture of despair.
"Oh. why can't I mako you under
stand!" Bhe exclaimed, tho emotion onco
more quivering In her tone. "How can I
how can I possibly make you believe me?
Listen. Something has happened of which
sha doen not know something terrible. It
Is absolutely necessary. In her own In
terests as well as mine, that I see her,
and that very shortly."
"I shall tell hcr exactly what you say,"
Tavernake answered npparently unmoved.
"Perhaps It would be as well now If we
went on to view the sleeping apartments."
"Never mind about tha sleeping apart
ments!" she cried quickly. "You must
do more than tell her. You can't believe
that I want to bring harm upon any one.
Do I look like it?. Have I tho appearance
of a person of evil disposition? You can
be that young lady's best friend, Mr.
Tavernake, if you will. Take ma to her
now, this minute. Believe rue, 'If you
do that, you will never regret it as long
oa you live."
Tavernake studied tha pattern of th
parquet floor for several momenta. It
was n difficult problem, this. Putting his
own extraordinary sensation Into the
background, he was face to face with
something which he did not comprehend,
and he disliked the position Intensely.
After all, delay seemed safest.
"Madame," he protested, "a few hours
more or less can make but little differ
ence." ..urn auruan unti in iiimeci
n destruction. The result has
figures supplied by Secretary
"ih PoV was V oBrBa,c.'rs0,a-
beIi 16 ,0 ,7 cnta, Tne ratt)
BOno up fiIi cenU to Vfit cents,
to Liverpool has risen fiom
nl8 peP hundredweight; that
i, i to $5 a bale; that to
0 jjs a baje. Vessels hired a
,r jsooo a month now bring aa
-nunzin-, mennnnil i,n
nas"z,nes monttonea aljove
r" tna Bama writer, Miss
slle's, Outlook and Review
is, as usual, well informed,
her song Is pessimistic, Sha
U same information in both
Outlook, but with subtly
0ns such m tltln t,- in
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and operating cotton mills or
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"That Is for ma to Judge!" she ex
claimed. "You say that because you d
not understand. A few hours may make
all tho difference In the world.''
Ho shook his head.
"I will tell you eiactly what is In 19
mind," he Bald, deliberately. "Tha youag
lady was terrified when she ea'you that
night accidentally In the chemist's sjioiS.
Sho almost dragged mo away, and al
though she was almost fainting when Wa '
reached the taxlcab, her greatest nnd
chief anxiety was thai wa should get
away beforo you could follow Us. I Can
not forget thin. Until I hava received
nor permission, thereforo, to disclose net
whereabouts, we will, if you pleaso, speak
of something else."
He rose to his feet and glancing around
was Just In time to see the change in
the faco of his companion. That eloquent
ly pleading emllo had died away from her
lips, her teeth wero clenched. Sha looked
llko a woman struggling hard to control
some overwhelming passion. Without the
smllo her lips seemed hard, oven cruet.
There wero ovll things shining out of her
eyes. Taverncko fait chilled, almost
"Wa will seo the rest of the house," shsi
They went on from room io room,
Tavernake, recovering himself rapidly,
mastor of his subject, was fluent and
practical. Tho woman listened, with only
a terse remark here and there, Ones
more thoy stood In tho hall.
, "Is thero anything olse you would like
to sco7" he asked.
"Nothing." sho replied, "but there la
ono thing more I have to say."
He watted In stolid Bllonce.
"Only a week ago," she went on, look
Ing him in tho face, "I told -a man who
Is what you call, I think, an Inquiry
agent, that I would give a hundred pounds
If ho could discover that young woman
for mo within 21 hours."
Tavernake Btnrted, and the smile came
back to tha lips of Mrs. Wenham Gardner,
After all, perhaps she had found the
"A hundred poundB Is a great deal of
money," he said thoughtfully.
Sho shrugged her shoulders.
"Not so very much," sho replied.
"About a fortnight's rent of this house,
"Is tho offer still open7" ha asked.
Sho looked Into his eyes, and hcr faco
had once more tho beautiful Ingenuous
tieRfl of a. child.
"Mr. Tavernake," sho said, "tho offer
Is Btlll open. Get into tha car with ma
and drlvo back to my rooms at the
Milan Court, and I will give you a chequo
for a hundred pounds at once. It will ba
very easily earned and, you may Just as
well tako it, for now I know whero you
aro employed, I could havo you followed
day by day until I discover for myself
what you are so foolishly concealing. Be
reasonable, Mr. Tavernake."
Tavernako stood quite still. 'Mis arms
wcro folded, ho was looking out of the
hall window nt tho smoky v'sta pf roofs
nnd chimneys. From the soles of his
rcady-mado boots to his Ill-brushed hair,
ho was n commonplace young man. A
hundred pounds was to him a vast sum
of money. It represented a year's strenu
oub savings, perhaps moro. The woman
who watched him Imagined, that he waa
hesitating. Tavemake, however, had no
such thought In his mind. He stood there
Instead, vondcrlng what strange thing
hnd come to him that tha mention of a
hundred pounds, delightful sum though
It wns, never tempted him for a single
second. What this woman had said might
be true. She would probably be ab)o to
discover tho address easily, enough with
out hlfl help. Yet no suqh, reflection,
seemed to make the least difference. Front
the days of hlB earliest boyhood, from thu
time when he had flung himself Into the
struggle, money had always meant muei
to him, money not for Its own sake, but
as tho key to thoso things which he
coveted In life. Yet nt that moment
something stronger seemed to have as- ,
"You will come?" sho whispered, pass
ing hcr arm through his, "We will be
there In less than five minutes, and (
will wrlto you the cheque beforo you tell
lie moved toward tho door Indeed, but
he drew a little away from her.
"Madam." he said, "I am sorry to seem
so obstinate, but I thought I had made
you understand some time ago. I do not
feel at liberty to tell you anything with
out that young lady's permission."
"You refuse?" Bhe cried. Incredulously,
"You refuso a hundred pounds?"
Ho opened the door of tho car. He
seemed scarcely to have heard her.
"At about 11 o'clock tomorrow morn?
Ing," he announced, "I shall have the
pleasure of calling upon you. I trust that
you will have decided to take the house." "
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