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NANCY WYNNE DISCUSSES
Entertaining 'at Narragansett in Full Swing-Children's But Mike Can "Lick" Any
Party for Fifi Widener at Newport-Some Bits body in Georgia to Win
TUB Philadelphia colony nt tho Pier
Is constantly Browing, and a list of
"among those present' Includes so many
from our own town that one might well
be attending a similar nlTnlr on tho Mnln
t,lne, wcro It not lor the dlffcreneo In
temperature. Jack and Dorothy linn
dolph Fell, who hnvo been cruising
around on their yacht, the Dorothea,
have returned to Niirrngnnsctt, and gave
a dinner of 20 or moro covers there on
Monday ovenlng. Among their guests
wcro tho Hnrry Harrisons, Tom
jtfcKenns, Pctey Roberts, Alec Hrowns,
Bertha Snowden, Mrs. Plunkott Stewart,
the Phil Stevcnsons, tho Itocho twins and
Mrs. Phil Slevcnson, by tho way,
played a regular position on tho polo
team at tho match held at the West
chester Polo Club In Newport on Tues
day. Moth she and Eleo Scars ride their
ponlei as If they were part of their
mounts, and, ns n veteran of the game
eald on witnessing n, recent match In
which they took part: "1 have often
geen these women play, and what al
ways strikes mo as rcmaiknblc li tho
fact that they never nppear 'stale.' Now
I certainly can't nay the same of nny
man I know, and I believe 1 am ac
quainted with nearly every polo player
of prominence In tho country."
And now hero Is Flfl Widener cele
brating her fifteenth birthday, it you
please, with n dlnncr-danco in truly
grown-up fashion, lasting until 11 o'clock,
only thrco or four hours behind her
mother's parties. She was born in New
port, and at tho Joe Wldcncrs always
ipend their summers there, hor birthdays
nro always Celebrated at their villa. It
Bcems hardly any tlmo since sho wns a
tiny tot, but now she has suddenly
sprung up and Is tnller than her mother.
I am told that Leopold Soyffert, who.
with Ills young wife, Is spending the
summer at P"nl Harbor, is making a
series of charcoal sketches of celebrities
and will exhibit thorn in this city, IJoston
and New York In tho fall, llo has al
ready dono Krelslcr, Clodowsky, Sto
kowskl and his attractive wife, Mndnmo
Bamaroff; KIndler and Frledburg. and
Intends doing Ilofmann, Dammsch,
Benching, nnuor and Gabrllowitixh. With
a lift llko this, tho pxlilbltton will un
doubtedly bo most interesting nnd pop
ular. NANCY WYNNK.
Tho marriages of Miss Kmilv Dcntrlco
Saunders, daughter of Mrs. Walter D.
Eaundore. nnd Mr. Charles Callahan Perkins
will be solcmnlrcd at 4 o'clock on tho after
noon of Saturday, .September 1G. A re
ception nt Ivy Lodge, Overlirook, will follow
Mr. nnd Mrs. Craig niddlo entertained at
dinner last night nt Newport.
Mrs. D. II. G. Slater gave a luncheon
'yesterday afternoon at Newport In honor
of Mrs. Nicholas Longworth.
Mr. nnd Mrs. Sydnoy Kmlcn Hutchinson,
who hnvo been cruising in New England
waters about d their yacht tho Admiral,
have returned to their summer home, Uev
erly Farms, Mass.
Mr. and Mrs. George Drooko havo left
Newport and aro In Saratoga for several
Mr. nnd Mrs. Joseph F. Pago. 3d. who
havo been spending some time at Capo May,
nave returned to their homo In Haverford.
Invitations havo been received for tho
marriage of Miss Dorothy Gardner Nichols,
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. AVnldemar John
Nichols, of Dnst Jeffrey. N. H., to Mr.
George FranciH Strntton. formerly Instructor
in science and mathematics nt tho Tome
Along the Main Line
BT. DAVID'S Mr. nnd Mrs. Frank Diss
ton have returned home, after spending sev
eral weeks at tho Traymore, Atlantic City.
Mr. and Mrs. William II. Brooks, of
Crosswnys, St. David's, accompanied by
Mrs. Brooks's mother. Sirs. Doran, of Phil
adelphia aro spending the remainder of tho
Bummer at Dlxvlllo Notch, N. II.
WAYNC Mr. Edward Pugh Is spending
fortnight at Lake George, N. Y.
Mr and Mrs. II. K. Mulford and their
family, of Wyndhurst, left tills week to
spend tho remainder of tho summer nt Lake
Placid, N. Y. Tho engagement of Miss
Esther Stewnrt Mulford to Mr. Arthur
Leon Meyer, of Trenton, N. J., has Just
Mr. and Mrs. Samuel A. Abbott, of Lan
caster nvenuo, nro spending several weeks
at Ilangeley Lakes, Me.
Mr. W. II. Adams is a member of a party
which left here last Saturday for a three
weeks' tour of New Kngland.
DEVON Miss Sylvia Barnes, daughter
cf Mr. and Mrs. John H. Barnes, of West
Acres, Devon, is spending several weeks In
Mr. and Mrs. Edward E. Mandeville
have, gone to Atlantic City, to remain until
Mrs. W. B. Paxson and Miss Alice Pax
son, of Devon, are spending a few weeks
t the Chelsea Hotel. Atlantic City.
Along the Reading
Mr, and Mrs. John Frazler, of Washington
lane, Jenklntown, are spending some time
ft their summer home at Northeast Har
bor, Me. -
Mr, nwd Mrs. William H. Palmer, Jr.,
and their family, of Greenwood avenue,
have left for Stone Hatbor, N. J., where
they will spend a fortnight.
Mr. and Mrs. Edgar Hand, of Webster
-venue, Wyncote, havo left for Bermuda.
Mr, and Mrs. James Dey Itowland, of
Ashbourne road. Elklns Park, have, left
for Mt. Kineo, Me.
Miss Helen Wentz, of Ashbourne, is the
ut of friends at Blandford, Pa,, for sev
Mr. Edward Ervin, of Ashbourne, has left
for Eagles Mere, where he will Bpend sev
Mrs. Augusta Price, of 2436 North Twen
tieth street, announces the engagement of
her daughter, Miss Minnie Bernlce Price,
w Mr. Nathaniel E. Jaffe, of 1938 South
Miss Emily J. Howe, of Falrmount ave
"", Is visiting Miss Bessie B. Watson at
t(r summer cottage In Wlldwood.
Miss Genevieve Carpenter, of 1915 North
Thirteenth street, has returned from At
Mr. and Mrs. Robert B. Oamble. of titt
Glrard avenue, will motor to WUdwood on
Mturday, where they will spend some time
the Hotel Wmona. Before return ng
?m they will motor to New York visit
"r. Gamble's father, Mr. Joseph Goodrich.
&, m. a Hayes, of SOOS West Sus-
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OP SOCIAL IMPORT
quohnnnn avenue, has returned home from
MISS ELIZAUETII MORRISON
A delightful surprise party wns given by
Mr. James Morrison, of SOTi Wlngohocklng
street, on Tuesday everlng In honor of the
eighteenth birthday of Ills niece. Miss Eliza
beth Morrison. Amorg the guests were Miss
Elizabeth Kennedy. Jllsi Mario Ktnccr, Jllss
Lllllnn llanna, M ss Bcs.Mc Itanna, Mips
Mile Miller. .Miss Portia Watson, Miss Helen
Cliff. Mr. Itobert Lnmont, Mr. Herbert l.a
mont, Jlr John Marsh, Mr. Edwnrd Ke'lley,
.Mr. Harold Slniond.s, Mr. JMwurd Frick,
Mr. John Carson and Mr, Dald Mull san.
Mr. Edwnrd Clark, 3d, of Cedron. In
dian Queen lane. h-m left for Portland,
Ore., where he will bo tho guest of Mrs.
Cyius A. Dolph for a foitnlght. The mnr
ilage of Mr. Clark and Miss Hazel Dolph
will take place In October.
Mrs. Joseph C. FcrgU3on nnd Jllss Emllv
W. Ferguson, of 426 West School Houso
lane, will remain In Ocean City, X. J until
after Labor Day.
Mr. Walter Ferguson, has returned from
Westsldo Camp, near Wnrwlck, X. Y.
Mr. and Mrs. Oeorgo O. Cookman. of
West School House lano and Morris street,
are spending several weeks In Beach
Mrs. J. Edward Lutz and her nleeo, Mlsi
Constance GUI, who have been spending tho
summer In Chelsea, will return to their
home, 4222 Walnut street, late this month.
Jlr. nnd Mrs. H. L. Dougherty, of 3GD
Xoith Ilnrton street, nro visiting friends
In Scranton for a few weeks.
Jlr. and Mrs. J. F. Flannery, of C108
Westminster avenue, nnd their tlireo chil
dren hae returned from Mahanoy City,
after spending two weeks as tho guests of
Mr. Flannery a parents, Jlr. nnd Jlra. p. J
The marrlago of Jllss Chrlstlno Gcyer,
daughter of Jlr. and Jlrs. Jnmcs II. Gcyer,
of 3228 North Slxten- tb street, to Jlr.
Lester Stlnson Dlckenshtets, of Gloucester
City, N. J., will take place on the uftcr
noon of Wednesday. September 0, In tho
Evangelical Lutheran Church of tho Nativ
ity, Seventeenth nnd Tioga streets. Jllss
Florcnco Geyer will bo her sister's maid of
honor, and Jlr. Thurston Davles wll net na
Jlr. nnd Jlrs. Arthur E. Nltzsche. of 1234
West Hilton street, aro receiving congratu
lations on tho birth of a daughter, JIargaret
Ellen Nltzsche, on July 28.
Jllss Itena McCartney, Jllss JInbel Shields
and Jllss Ina Shields have left for a trip to
Niagara Falls and Canada. Upon their
return they spend pome time In Atlan
tic City. Jlr. Frank Shields has Just re
turned from a stay at Clementon, N. J.
Mr. and Jlrs. John Wilde, of East Shaw,
mont avenue, havo gone to Ocean City,
N. J., to remain until autumn.
Mr. and Mrs. William F. Steele, of 8020
r.ldgo avenue, will leave during the week
to spend the remainder of the season In
Miss Jlartha Jeuther has returned from
tho Pocono Jlpuntalns and has left for
Jlrs. Johanna MacFadyen, of 4451 Flem
ing btreet. has gone to Shelly, Pa., for a
visit of sovcral weeks.
Miss Agnes V. Jlohan, of 1527 Rltner
Btreet, entertained the I. C. Club recently,
her guests including Jllss Louiso Worth
Conant, Miss Vera Dorothy Terry, Jllss JI.
Isabel Steinhauser, Jlr. D. Chester I.lppin
cott, of New York; Jlr. Basil JL Harr.aon,
Jlr. Gordon J. Wallace, of Baltimore, and
Mr. Cyril V. Hallowell.
Mr. Herman Levlne, Sir. Joseph Freed
lander and Jlr. Paul Cohen havo returned
from a fortnight's trip through the Middle
West, stopping In St. Loul3.
Camden and Vicinity
The marriage of Miss Mary Magoun,
daughter of Sir. and Sirs. Henry A. Jla
goun. of Madison avenue, Haddonfleld, to
Mr. Fourney Parker, of Lebanon, will take
place on September 8.
Mr and Mrs. Charles Hlllman, of King's
Highway, East, will remain In their bunga
low at Pocono Pines, near Summit, Pa.,
until the middle of September.
WILMINGTON. Del., Aug. 81. Mr.
Charles P. Warwick gave a dance at Naa
man's last night for his daughter, Miss
Miss Elizabeth Knight, of Baltimore. Is
visiting Sirs. Charles Copeland and Sirs.
Pierre S. du Pont. Mrs. Copeland gave a
luncheon In her honor this week.
Notice for the Soclctr page will be ac.
?Ud"oJ "tinted ta U JSieoliie LfJser.
but u"U notlte uiut.be rla oa ept
ilJ !- l"per. niiuUt UU In full.
tlA full d5. nd "5bn ix.lMo teu
SJiio fiWber iniut be rlren. ......
'sind lt uch cojumunlculljn to "Soclctr
Kdltor," Kiolit VtiUtt. Mtbe.tout
"IKlei tbH olrmnt an "'d oat.
JSllc iUl pufcl'-fcrf-
EVENING LEDGER-PEILADELPnTA, THURSDAY, AUGUST 24, 1916.
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SHE STOT.-R MIKE'S
NOW MIKJU'B WJRITING POETRY
This Fair Southern
Met Her on Atlantic's Sandy
Shores, but Even So She Is
True to Ilor Beau at
Xelllo Tlllcy stole big "Mike" Devlnc's
heart nuny and went back home to Georgia.
Thnl s the entlro story ecept for sumo
details whldi have to do with Devinc look
ing nt the moon as he walks his boat In
West Philadelphia, writing poetry. np-rting
for duty on Mj diy off nnd vowing Hint ho
can "lick" any baker or Baker In tho Statu
Xo one can deny that DeV'ne li in love
"Mike" Devlne, whom woman hail failed to
riiarin ail these 4I ycnis or more, that be
gan when be was bom in County Doiry
1i".im1 llr ndmits llial when h went to
Atlantic Clt.v for his vacation about thrco
weeks ngo he met his f'Ue In pretty Ni-lllo
Hiicv. hIio owns a millinery ship In At
lanta lit He wouldn't lmo to nditi't it,
says Lieutenant lien S.inge. of the Tliiily
nlntii street and Lancaster avenue police
I'oiln- In wilting for the answer to his
pirn, mad" while ho nnd pretty Nellie lllley
were sitting on tho sands watching the
waves come swishing Into shore He knows
there In "pimin one" elie. elthci n linker or
n Halter he doesn't know which down In
Atlanta Hut h.'.s hoping Aril he says
le would gn down to Geoigia nnd wallop
oicrv baker by trndo nnd Uakr by name
In the ''tnte If that would help his suit.
ills friends ngree that be could do It. for
Ills H feet 2 Inches of muscle Is topped by
a shock of red hair, and everybody knows
how a red-headed man can light. All his 21
jenrs on tin- forco Dovine has been known
ns a "scrapper" and a "hear."
Hut lie's grown very gentle of late Ills
dreams of Nellie lllloy, with her Iilsh blue
eyes and her black hair, have ret him to
writing portly, nu art which lie's cultivated
from time to time. Here Is bis "Locksley
Hall," th. thymes of which ho composed
while walking his beat nnd the words of
which he wiole down on tho wnlls of cor
ner bulldlngn by the light of aic lamps:
.it 'st a oim. rnoM onmirctA.
Of bio t p-ilii n ltt to the Atlantic fhor
Whcr thmisiiHl there iiMembl-d tium flacej
m-.ir .in.l far. . ,
I thor siw ono riniinniit the rest wr.o stole msr
hrurt uwny . ...
And left mo hcru to l-innuls'a on tho Atlantic hay.
Ily n friendly Introduction I did obtain her
And slnwly did Inquire from her from whenro
h1i rame. . ...
Said nlic: "I c.i mo from C.corulo Stnto, that fair
nnd cunn" l.md. ...
And Tor rccr"tlon I hao ntrnyed to the Atlantic
Said I: "K.ilr maid, ho not nfrnld. nlthoush
Miu'ro far from home.
Kor t nm n man of hlBh renown, nnd cry well
I would nnke ou my equal could I obtain your
And l.iy with mi and bid farewell to Georgia
"I nm Horry, sir." nho did reply. "I nm not nf
j mr diwr:
Thcrofnro I nm nit equal your partner for to lie.
Ah I lift my true lue In Atlanta until 1 roturn
Wo C3r'ct to Kprnd our hnppy das In Georgia's
With duo reanect she bid sood-by nnd walked
alone th Hhore.
Left m livhlnil for to lament I could sro her
Jly life t ouM nurrendor could t her loo but
To stay with me and bid farewell to Georgia's
NHMDED A WIPE.
Tho other "coppers" nt tho station houso
.ay that "Jiikc" decided recently, when ho
was frying somo eggs In tho bachelor ipinr
ters which ho maintains nt 3510 ltace
btiect, that he needed a wife. Ho went to
rlecp while tho eggs were sizzling, the story
runs, and the next thing ho knew was that
.a!f a dozen burly firemen with a hoso wcro
tramping up the s-teps In response to an
alarm turned In by neighbors who saw the
Be that as it may, ho Is moro than will
ing for Nelllo lllley to settlo down with him
on ono of Ills two farms near Palm Beach
or his farm In County Dcrry as Jlrs. Jllchael
GEXERAL filtEGO nEQUEATHS
$20,000 ESTATE TO TWO SONS
Gettysburg Hero Makes Charities His
HEADING, Pa., Aug. 21. Tho will of
Oenoral D. JIcJI. Gregg, Iato of this city,
was (lied for probato with tho Orphans'
Court hero today, disposing of an estate
of more than $20,000.
Tho will provides that tho two sons,
Oeorgo S, and David JI. Gregg, shall have
tho Incomo of tho estate during their life
time. In tho event of their deaths without
Issue tho estate Is to bo divided in tlireo
equal shares among tho Prlnco of Peaco
Hplscopal" Church, Gettysburg; tho General
Clergy Ttcllof Fund of the Episcopal Church
and the Home for Friendless Children, of
Genoral Gregg boro a conspicuous and
heroic part in the battle of Gettysburg
as commander of a cavalry division.
BOY'S BATH COSTS FREEDOM
Lad Under Bail as Result of Fireplug
One bath: J300 ball!
Such was the decision of JIaglstrate
naker today when he discharged 15-year-old
John Carr, 2223 Dickinson street. Into
the custody of his mother and fixed ball
at that amount to insure the lad's keeping
Tho boy was arrested by tho police of
tho Twentieth nnd Federal streets station
yesterday, accused of turning on Are plugs
In the neighborhood to bathe and keep
cool. JIaglstrate Daker did not object so
much to tho Impromptu baths, but the plugs
were left open to such an extent that the
water supply In houses nearby suffered.
TODAY'S MARRIAGE LICENSES
William V. Blnrrlson Plttirsli. and Jela
Miller Mt. Washington. Pa.
Frederick Wolf 'Sin Thayer t.. and Marie
litem. Till Hilton st
Otln J Nuth I'.-.U N-. 7th Bt.. and Kathrrlno
MfBulck. illl N. 7th at
Joseph Cuuto 3J25 Howard at., and Venolla
Drown, 3242 Hopo at
Morris I,. Jewett- Amesbury, Mas., and Mary
Thompson. Waahlmston. 1). C.
W'Hlter Hanson. ,104,1 Webster at., and Helen
II. Walter 39.10 Chestnut at.
Robert IVaro. H'.M) S. 20th at., and Dessle
Ilucus -"Jl Ijlona at.
Raymond P Krnur IBS Arnold at., and Kathryn
A. Nllssle. 10211 Richmond st.
Krrleo Amnio. .113(1 l-ancaster a., and Qlldi
Gillo, IbOS Woodland ale.
One Wore His Overcoat,
Another His Palm Beach
WASHINGTON, Aug. 24.
GIRLS who wear furs in summer
are no more "advanced" in style
than Senator William J. Stone, of
Missouri, chairman of the Foreign
Relations Committee. Today he ap
peared in the Senate chamber wear
ing an overcoat. Washington's
street temperature the day before
While it was somewhat cooler to
day, Senator James K. Vardaman,
of Mississippi, wore an immaculate
white suit and many qther legisla
tors were wearing Palm Beach suits
at the Capitol when Senator Stone
appeared in his tan overcoat that
reached to his knees. Several of the
Senators joked with him about iiis
winter apparel. The Missourian
wore a straw hat.
MISS NELLIE RILEY
OFFICER MICHAEL DEVINE
MARRIED IN HOLLAND
Society Hero Surprised by Wed
ding of Banker, Club Mem
ber and Horseman
rhllndclphlans learned today that Welsh
Strnwbridge. erstwhile popular bachelor,
banker, horseman, polo player nnd club
man, had gone to llottordam to get mar
lied. IIIh brldo wns, until August 10, tho
date of the wedding, Jllss Irene II. Thomas,
of Dresden, (lermany, where she lias been
living for three yenrs with an aunt.
When Jlr. Straw bridge went to Duropo
a month ago ho took no one Into his con
fidence about bis plans except his mother,
Jlrs. Coot go Straw bridge, with whom lie
lived at Wlsstthli'kon avenue nnd AVest
vicw street, ticrmantown. Ills father, an
eminent ophthalmologist, died several years
Tho wedding announcement, cabled to
friends hero yesterday by Mr. Straw-bridge,
camo as a big surprise.
Jlr. Strawbrldgo li 38 years old. Ills
mother and Bisters. Jllss Anna Strawbrldgo
and Jlrs Joseph Sailer, aro spending tho
summer at Camden. JIc. Tho bride's father
now Is In New Yotk, and Is said to ho a
wealthy business man of Chicago, with
business Interests In Dresden.
The romanco began three years ngo when
Jlr. Strawbrldgo was Introduced to Jllss
Thomas on a steamship going to Kuropo.
Ho rotumed when tho war began, but le
turncd to Duropo on July 8 on iho New
John Strawbrldgo said today that ho felt
quite sure Ills brother was not engaged
when ho left inst July. No details of tho
wedding wero given in tho cablegram, ho
Tho bridegroom has tho reputation of
being ono of Philadelphia's, most daring
cross-country riders and has ridden many
winners at stceplechaso events about tills
city and Now York. Ho has been inlured
several times when thrown In racing
events. Ho played polo extensively, and
In 1008 wns rescued from drowning in the
Schuylkill Iliver when his shell capsized.
Ho then took up neronautlcs and has mado
sovcral balloon trips.
Jlr. Straw-bridge Is a member of tho
stock brokerago firm of J, & W. Straw
hrldge. Somo of his clubs nro tho Union
League, Radnor Hunt and Philadelphia
Cricket. lie has been JI F. II. (JInstcr of
Vok Hounds) of tho Whltemarsh Valley
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THE SIMPLE THINGS OP LIFE
r hope, my clear children, it .is not too lato to tell you how sorry wo nil
should bo that our very good friend James Whitcomb Riley will write for us
He was great because he wrote of the SIMPLE things of life.
Your Editor could talk to you on very learned subjects, such as the discus
sion of whether wo descended from monkeys or not, but tho most interesting
things are those which are all about us.
Riley loved to write of the old swimming hole and of little boys who went
out into tho woods and met bears, and when ho went away tho Governor of
the State said James Whitcomb Riley belonged to the people of Indiana and
they must have a look at him before ho was put back in Mother Earth, from
which we all camo and to whom we must all return.
All will understand you if you make your meaning so clear that a little child
will understand you,
We must all become little children twice once in tho morning of our lives
and onco in the evening at the sunset of our lives.
When a man loses hi3 mind he becomes "simple" he has the mind of a child.
It is better to be simple than to be so learned'no one understands what wo
aro talking about.
Let us love the simple things of life.
Children's Editor, Evening Ledger.
A Rainbow Hero
Perhaps the Rainbows have read of the
little 7-year-old who, having suffered and
survived the ravages of Infantile paralysis
In his babyhood. Is now offering his blood
to Imj Injected Into the poor, weakened bodies
of the present-day sufferers. Perhaps you
know that the little boy's name Is Stanley
lteddlck: parhaps you even know that ha
lives at 432 Courtland street.
PerhaDs you do not know, however, that
little STANLEY IS A RAINBOW 9
tanch, faithful Rainbow!
If you aro reading your club news to
night little boy horo. and we know you are.
please know that we. your comrade mem
bers, are very proud of toe Uttle man who.
realizing the awfulns of the disease of
which he was cured. Ls not afraid to serve
he Uttle ones qw to it clutches.
BY LOUIS JOSEPH VNCE "the
The Dnrknriit Jtnile I.Uht.
Till! night air was cold nnd still. A
heavy fiost wni settling upon the coun
trvslde No wind stirred, nnd the quiet was
Intense The barking nf a dog miles away
came to us with wonderful distinctness We
walked In Rllenrp. up nnd down on the drive
way hiar the ndg, within the gates rnch
dorp In mediation. Iho gravel crunching
hrliklv bcnrnlh our feet. After a long
Intervil Sevranr drew tnv attention to n
light mov ng within tho Hall.
"He spoke of a signal." said my friend
Their win no nerd to add anything L'pnn
the wold wr urt rff lowatd the house. Tho
light evidently that of a hand lantern
wnn visible through the windows of the
lower Ilo-ii. It moved hither nnd thither,
nnd In the rhd abruptly approached the
door, which was heard to close gently.
Then there wn the sound of feet upon the
plazra. ending In n thud ns a man leaped
lightly ti the ground.
We followed the light, which mado off
nt a swinging pare down the nvcuue of
frees thnt led to the rea. the two of us
docgh'r It closely. s.itifled that the man
who curled It wns none other than Krltz.
If he heard ui following, he did not p-iuse
to Itvritigatc. Vrrj likely Von Holabo'n
had warned b'm that wo would be on tho
lookout ; we made no attempt to walk si
lently, but Pi Its kept on swiftly until be
had leached Ihe landing.
Here, however, bo Mopped and liegnn to
busy himself mysteriously, placing the Ian
turn on the ginund nt some distance In
land. Kcvinnec nnd I walked boldly to
Ills side, but he paid us no attention.
I failed to understand precisely whnt he
wns about, but It was soon made clear.
,ftcr he had arranged everything to his
satisfaction, the ninn produced n box of
fusees, struck one. shielding It with his hol
lowed palms against the slight airs thnt
btrathed in fiom tho sea nnd touched the
1 gilt to something which ho had placed
on the rail of the stairway, nt tho snmo
time stepping quickly back.
A broad, red (lame leaped high In tho
air with a roaring sound, brightly Illuminat
ing the I ttlo spare about us, making tho
tndlnnco from the lighthouse in comparison
icein pale and puny. Sevrance and I
started bock, slightly surpilncd. half
blinded Fritz stolidly turned aside nnd Ig
nited two other flnics nt distances of 20
feet ono from another. When nil wero
blazing full they formed a rough triangle.
The nnswer piesently came three bill
llant rockets, soailng In naming arcs, far
out at sea l'rltz grunted satisfaction and
lit another flare, this timo of liluo light.
When It had disappeared, two more rockttj
darted toward the zenith.
Without noticing us, the man turned
sharply about and mado tor Saltncres Hall.
From till", concluding that tho pyrotechnics
wero over for the evening, wo followed,
gradually permitting tho lantern to gain
upon us. When ho was out of earshot
' "Our future ally, Von Ilolzborn," ho
mused aloud, "has a decided genius for or
ganization. Ho sees fnr ahead and makes
his plans accordingly with a most Infernal
Ingenuity. I confess I'd llko to know Just
what those signals spelled out to Do Netzo
nnd tho others on tho yacht."
"We'll havo to tnke them on their face
value." I said, "for what the Prussian says
"Of course. I3ut I distrust him, Gordon:
I distrust him I"
"And I no less than you," I told him
stoutly. "Notwithstanding that fact, I have
put my hand to the plow, and I'm not going
to turn back."
"Wc'ro agreed there," ho pledged him
self, with a hearty handclap on my shoul
der. "Whither thou goest," ho laughed,
"there go I we'll seo this thing through
to the finish."
Von Ilolzborn wns ready for us when
we knocked. Fritz opened Instantly, waved
us respectfully Into tho farther apartment
nnd unostentatiously sidled out.
Ills master was reclining, ns before,
propped up In the bed by a number of pil
lows. Ho seemed to bo suffering severely from
his wound. But ho mado no complaint, nnd
with a frank brutality rejectd our I ad
mit somewhat forced and stilted expres
sions of sympathy.
"Wo'll walvo all that and consider It
said," ho suggested. 'This Is a business
matter, pure and simple. Wo'll transact It
without frills. I am awaro that you would
gladly see tho last of mo Just ns gladly as
I will of you, when we've como to tho end
of tho passage. Frankly, I despiso you both
heartily, oven ns you despise me, and tho
Booner we are agreed and parted, tho hap
pier for all concerned."
"We'll subscribe to those sentiments un
reservedly." I told him, without resentment.
"And 'now Into tho breech,' dear friends.
You'll find cigars on the dresser. Settlo
yourselves. This la likely to bo a long con
ference longer than I might wish. Still,
'needs must when tho devil drives.' You
concur?" He grinned maliciously.
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I wish to become a member of your
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"Wo concur," stated Sevrance solemnly.
He took a chair In the shadow, and I fol
lowed his example. Von Ilolzborn puffed at
his china plpo nnd appeared to cogitate
"You've no Intention of backing out?" he
"Not In the lenst. You nr to state the
case," I said, "and wo will do our part."
"Word of honor, you understand?"
"You are dealing with gentlemen," as
"Well nnd good. We understand one an
other thoroughly." He hiURhrd ns though
lmmensclv pleased with himself. "Well,
honor among lliloes," he murmured phil
osophically. "You're ready for anything, I
"Highway robbery nnd nrson by prefer
ence." said Sevrance. falling In with his
humor. "Hut wo shan't balk at homicide,
kidnapping, or barratry upon ono condl-
"You pledged : ourselves unconditionally."
said Von Holzboin quickly.
"Then we ittract, nnd pledge ourselves
"Well, what Is it, then?" growled the
"It Is understood that nothing which you
may ns.k us to do will react upon Kngland
that the piojcrt will lnvole her In no
foreign dlllleultles "
"Jlnke your minds ensy on that score.
You will be obliged to lolate the lnws of
neutrality and shatter n few clauses of tho
llceilogue. perhaps, but no more."
"Flro away, then."
Von Ilolzborn settled himself comfort
ably, pulled once or twice nt his pipe, nnd
scowled Into tho smoke.
"The Uusslnn Government," ho Bnld,
"hns purrhns-vl through our friend, De
Netzo, n yacht a small vessel built for
speed, and convertible."
"A torpedobont?" Sovranco Inferred
"It might bo used ns a torpedoboat,
should occasion nrlso. In fact, I am able to
liifonn you that a number of torpedoes
form part of the cargo of the vessel, and
It Is provided with tho regulation number of
tubes masked. In short, should tho vessel
get out of lhigllsh waters, sbo could be
transformed Into a Uely llttto torpedobont
at a moment's notice."
"Nnturally, you undoubtedly npprcclntc
that It would be a violation of tho laws of
nations for Kngland to perm t such n craft
to bo transfeired to tho Uusslnn agents. For
that reason t'.e negotiations havo been con
ducted with the utmost regard for secrecy.
Nevcrtlielcs-s, tho ngents of tho Uusslnn
revolutionary party havo wlndetl the affair.
What tho vessel is, where concealed they
tuspect. Ilut they know nothing positively;
they have not i nough to go upon to warrant
their lodging Information with the authori
ties. You follow nie?"
"They have een managed to discover
by what means wo cannot tell that Netzo
was tho ostensible purchaser For that rea
son they have dogged his steps persistently,
attempted to nssassinnto him, or to capture
him alive In order that they might procuro
the papers nnd other necessary Information
In the case. It would bo inndness for him
to attempt getting tho vessel out of Kng
land. For thnt purposo my services wcro
demanded. Unfortunately, as you under
stand, I havo become too closely Identified
with the affair and you sec the result."
Ho smiled grimly, continuing. "It will,
therefore, bo your part to prorur serv
ices of a competent crew pattit- rly of
an engineer rnd a navigator m-n upon
whom you can rely to talto their pay and
keep their lips tight nnd to steal the vessel
and run It to I.lbau, where you will de
liver It to the ltuss an authorities."
Ho mado the (statement quietly, with no
emphasis, with nothing to Indlc-tto that ho
considered tho proposition anything out of
tho ordinary. As for me. it fnlrly took mv
breath away tho audacity of the concep
tion, tho magnitude of tho task. For Sev
rance, however, It pln'nly offered alluring
possibilities. I saw him (lush with excite
ment, and his eyes shone with tho light of
Yet, "Is that all?" he questioned, as
"That Is all. You will havo plenty of
dlllleultles to ercounter and to overcome,
with a multitude of dangers wh'ch cannot
be overestimated. If caught In tho net,
you'll spend somo valuable time In nn Kng
Ilsh prison ; If you perm t yourselves to be
overhauled by a Drltlsh warship, a cruiser
or a destroyer of tho Channel Squndron.
you will probably he blown out of tho water.
You will. In short, run the gantlet from
Ilarmouth to I.lbau on the Baltic and If
you get through unscathed. I shall bo sur
prised." "Or disappointed?" I put In.
"Both," ho bii'il curtly. "There, In a nut
shell, 13 thc.stiuatlon you have to faco, gen
tlemen. And now for particulars." lie
lay quiescent for a space, smiling Inscrut
ably. "And now for details," ho resumed. "Tho
yacht lies at anchor at Barmouth, already
thoroughly equlrped, ready In every respect
to undertake a long sea voyage coal In her
bunkers, ballast and cargo In her hold. Kvcry
JI3I3IV MONKEY FREEZES
By Fanner Smith
Jlrs. Jlonkey was so surprised to receive
a gallon of Ice cream from Ginger Pop,
the grocer, that she could not speak.
Jlrs. Ilaboon, however, said, "Well, I
didn't think Ice cream was curiosity. You
told (linger Pop to send a gallon of curiosity
or wo would come over and spank him."
"Never mind," answered Jlrs. Jlonkey,
"you get your baby over here and we will
have enough Ico cream for once."
Jlrs. Uaboon went to the telephone and
called up her home.
When the Daby Baboon answered the
phone she 'told him to come over to Jimmy's
Nothing was said about the Jars of
curiosity which the boys had had.
Jlrs. Uaboon tucked a napkin In the
Baby Raboon'a neck and Jlrs. Jlonkey
did likewise to Jimmy.
"That will keep your stomach from
freezing," said Jlrs, Jlonkey to Jimmy.
"Now," began Jlrs. Daboon, "we want you
boys to eat all you can. For once we
want you to havo enough."
Jimmy's eyes almost popped out of his
Hj ate nnd ate and ate. Finally he
stopped and his mother felt under his
"Jlercy me I" she exclaimed. "Jly pre
cious boy is freezing."
With that she hurried him to bed and put
a hot water bag on his stomach, and as
Jimmy lay there, freezing on the Inside
and roasting on the outside, he said to
"I wish I had never tried to find out
what curiosity Is!'
Branch Club News
The Taggart Playground at Fifth and
Porter streets has a wonderful Rainbow
branch I Mlsa Helen Duffy, the principal of
the playground, U to be thanked for the
founding of this. The members are as fol
lows: Goldle Namerofr. president; Minnie
Mandel, Faneis Luty, James Byrne, Miriam
Weinsteln, Bessie Finkelstein, Lavlnla
Hlller. Lillian and Hemic Wachter, Cecelia
and Ida Kaplan. Alex. Rudolph. Minerva
Cooke, Rhea Casnett and Mary Rinse. With
only one or two exceptions the members
contributed "safety first' stories. Undoubt
edly these tittle girls and boys are sincerely
Interested In their branch club accordingly
we look for an early report on, further
detail of her fitting out has been lodked to
with a careful eye. Yod w 11 wnnt for
nothing of your complement sav mih.,
Those you mu3t engage at your discretion'
that alone is your affair,
"The shipyard Is that of Rogers & Grej
you will noto the name. Greer Is the irihri
W.th whom you deal. You will go to hk i
ofTlce, give him the countersign with which .
i snail acquaint you presently, show him
nit uiu u aio un-i oiner papers j. Bimu iiiinu
you, nnd Inform him of tho day and hotiri
when you will be ready to steal the Clymene :"
that is the present name of the yacht' '
Oreer wtjl have all ready for you when
the time comes. You "
"Why do you say 'steal'?" I asked. "If
It Is sold and ready for delivery"
"You forget that the law prohibits the
sale pf war Missels to foreign nations which
happen to be nt war at the tlmo of sale
To protect the owners, tho builders, Rogers
& Greer, It will bo essential that the yacht
be taken from ttiem with a show of force,
The matter must be reported and commented
upon ns a robbery. It will take place At v
midnight, by preference. You, with your
crew, will break Into the yards, overpower
the watchmen who will bo paid for per
mitting themselves to bo overpowered with
out serious resistance and make way with
tho vessel beforo the authorities get wind of
the nITulr. Do you comprehend fully?
"Now ns to funds. You will need money.
In the Inslilo pocket of tho coat hanging oh
tho back of that chair you will find notes
Hank of Kngland to the amount of 12000.
This will serve for all preliminary cxpcns6s,
such as tho engaging of the crew. Every
thing clso Is provided for. You will also
find a wallet containing tho papers I have
Sovrance roso and Investigated the indi
cated coat pocket, offering the contents to
Ilolzborn, who waved them gently back
"Keep them," ho said ! "they are now
yours. The counters gn which I have men
tioned Is ono word, 'Cronstndt' you will
nnd It an nll-sulllclent Introduction, If,
he replies 'Midnight,' you will be able to
repose every conlldence In him, to rely upon
him for every a'd within his power to give
you. That, I think, is about all the rest
Is in your hands. When shall you be able
to tnnko the passage, do you caiculato?"
Von ilolzborn seemed to nddress me; I
looked to Sevrance. The latter knitted his
brows thoughtfully. After a moment or
"Within one week frdm today," he an
nounced with decision.
"That w.ll bo fast work," tho Prussian
"It will bo dono by then or not at all,"
Sevrance promised, with more confidence, I
confess, than I found wnrinnt for.
"Ono question," I Interrupted, seeing that
Von Ilolzborn considered the matter settled.
"As to tho final outcome If we sue- '
"Well?" asked tho Prussian impatiently.
"As to Lady Hcrbcit and the Jlyosotls?
It Is our ngrecment that you surrender all
rights to her ladyship's hand, release her
from her engagement. What assurance
havo we "
"You will find all Information on such
points In tho paper In tho wallet." he said.
"For your personal satisfaction I may In
form you that It Is arranged that tho Jlyo
sotls, with Jlonslcur do Netzo and Lady
Herbert on board, will stand oft tho mouth
of the bar from midnight to dawn of every
day during tho com'ng fortnight. Y.u will
nnnounco tho success of the attempt by
means of a single rocket, to bo sent up at
a point two miles off shore. The Jlyosotls
will respond with two rockets, whereupon
you will show o red flaro on the port bow.
Tho Jlyosotls will then Join the Clymene
and convoy her to Llbau. With -your
glasses nnd the signal code you will have
no dllPculty in assuring yourselves that
Lady Herbert Is aboard. If such is not
tho case you are masters of the situation
You havo hut to turn nround nnd give up
the project In which case I am a ruined
and disgraced man "
"That seems satisfactory," Sevranco ad
vanced tentatively, looking nt me.
"It will havo to be," said Von Ilolzborn
without visible emotion.
I nodded briefly. "Very well," I said.
"And you?" I added, questioning the Prus
sian. "I? Oh, I shall bo safe enough In hiding
here I shall get well at my convenience.
This cursed wound Is likely to keep me In
bed for weeks, but Fritz Is a good nnd
faithful nurse, nnd you will find us hero
on your return If I live. You will compre
hend thnt I would not be seen abroad In
deference to my health with consideration
also to tho activity of the Secret Chapter
As for n return to London, that is out of
the question," ho added frankly, "until I
'That is all right, then," said Sevrance.
"We start tonight. Good night."
"Good night and good luck to you as
far as Llbau, gentlemen."
Hut when we were nbout to leave the
room he called us hack.
"One final word," he said weakly. "If
you must go to I-ondon, keep nway from
your lodgings and your clubs. Ho seen by
day as little as possible. That ls good
advice, my friends. Good night. Oh, by
the way, send Fritz. God, I'm afraid I've
overdone it' "
Abruptly his voice died, and as wo looked
the man fainted.
By WILLIAM C. BULLITT
"Y113 dosing of our
borders to exports and
imports has been of the
greatest benefit to German
banking. Our money loops
the loop in inside our bor
ders at the greatest speed."
pERMANY is fighting
the war on the tribal
plan. She is buying no
munitions and few food
stuffs from abroad. Ger
man money remains in
Germany. It goes from
the Government to the
war industries, the army,
the bank, and then,
through a war loan, back
to the Government.
Twice each year a war
loan is issued. German
money thus dashes
around the nation once
every six months! Ger
many believes she can
keep on as a self-sup
porting unit. Read Bul
litt's article in
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