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JUST GOSSIP ABOUT PEOPLE
lfv Has Gone Mad Over the All-Week Bazaar
rV . ii i trn
Ikl Horticuiburui xiun
jLj m not all overcoma bjr sheer
SStfton br th. end of thl. we. I.
a- ... a. an naionisncu bwwiiii
. mw ..
r'..v- .very day unci most of tho
9V" .. .I.. .V- fne Ida
MriM me " VT ;-:
Ifnmerica" Fair nt Hon-
SrtI Hall for the benefit of tho Eu-
N" - -.i mir own nentlla
. Tim trlinta nfTalr .Is
l nlfM of tho Emergency Aid.
wnd, nd really It Is absolutely
i Wery country Is represented,
t-..i.nrt down to Serbia and tho
Sat rrt of J1""1"' PIftn,, Wua
'SS. by no means least, Belgium, tlint
KWUlUe nation which has won tho
l&ttton of th ntlr8 worldl
MtKt are to bo lobi of eoclal doings
Wm w. to0- yu kno,r- Th0 R,ayor
Hfke SW1 oC hnor today at the
SJkb which will bo given in tho Cafe
WjtrabaMttdeiirf, for today is Homo
ina the receipts will bo dovoted
SLlly to local relief. Mrs. Willis
SjiB, Mrs. A. J. Cnssatt. Mra Do Witt
S tin. John C. Groomo and Mrs.
Shi Warburton will bo hostesses at
fg'MBchMn for tho Mayor.
WtEfrature which greatly Interests mo
Iff - . Mm Im tk dfeB W4 Hrllft
Vi tMt rrangeiiiciii" nuu un muuo
iT table under tho nusplccs of tho
ft Jfn. Klein, whose marrlaBe took place
bered ns miss uinuys iioso
SflHn'i Division of the National Pre-
rfiejj of tho American Red Cross.
Ilrt! but that name Ii n mouthful.
TRctatJ an awful amount of discussion
t3r It was nnally Bottled upon, don't
jHlhlakT Anyway, the proceeds from
&& ttbld are to bo devoted to making
KWCbrittmu boxes to bo sent to our
Wim soldiers at tho border. After all,
Swjluiow It's pretty hard to bo down
H Hi border In the nwrm neai wmi-
Er Ta the excitement of war, for
tikh. Of course, we thank God with all
eniearts; but It must bo wrnrlaomo for
k. away from homo, mother, wife
ifftttheart, especially around thei
times; and man is a friendly mil-
ee must confess. Ifo loves his
( even mora than n woman docs, It
nan, lo I, for one, nm glad that the-
iji trill bo cheered by boxes packed by
Unromen from their homes.
T these boxes m.-iv have lust what
jfe men want. General Pershing has
Uhtd the division with a. list of ac-
Uble articles. Among them are pipes,
IJaUwo. cigarette papers, cigarettes,
XStch boxes, pocket knives. Jam, Htlck
Loony, wnung materials, novels aim
EP of Miss Kcblger, who Is a daugh-
fi toionei iea ! eblgor, u. a. A.
(TEX though their elders will bo com-
flelely taken up with tho bazaar, tho
tts will have their Innings today.
ffljiat that there ore some extant who
2. uuioiuu ui uaiuiuin uiiu nui-
anj. iitry urooite, for Instance, will ue
Ria a theatre party by Mr. and Mrs.
wtat Broolte, who wfll follow tho thea
trtMrty by a sunner at the rtltz-Carlton.
? ins uod Xxigans are giving a thea-
IpVjrly for Galnor Baird, to be followed
mpptr at the BellevueStratford. At
lof thfso parties the guests will be
SS Ui debutante set, but tho men will
Say mnnnea to tne younger set. tiiq
KS?,!!! be given a chance to meet a
ifnEATRE party will bo given by
Lttlce Wetherill. Jr.. for Konhv AVorth
Bl JHary McMlchael, whose engage-
SRW announced recently. The Weth
ifwaily, in Us various branches, is
fWaly nter(alnlnc- l,nlu (r. h In.'
T. Heckscher and Edwina gave a.
w ana suppir club party on Batur-
' W Bui Bruce and Ram Hhue. and
.tcaliht Mrs. Logan, who waa Sarah
gwirm, and Prlco Wetherill, her
gatr, are both givlnr theatre parties.
Lm Hendersons (she was Isabel
nu, you remember) gave a house
Bfa some weeks ago, and It only re-
g ior Mrs. Stevenson and Mrs. Shll
SalU (o blossom forth with Invlta-
'r tho whole famllv to have en.
IS?1, for I waa almost forgetting
is?. tad mv. tif..l-.,. . .
. -nV ,",nin gave a party ior
:- wurta only last week. It Is cer
u.nlce when people can afford to en.
?3 to do It anri in An If ... .i.AH
& off to the family)
?TTT MILLRR'S Hchlllanl. m.amnr.
' been cut short bv tha death of
Paadfather. Mr Tknms. n.nun
h. Of Wnkti.Barr.
Iff'ty, wJjq J, tj-0 daUffhtur nr I nnrt
fhllUpnua W. ntmr ,o. ... fl-at
iw teake her debut thU year, being
BC at a garden nartv .riven hv
MrtnU Uat Juno at Belford. their
'"T home In St. Davids. She has
" Popular, receiving at all tho
od a. number or entertainments
n given In her honor. She waa
' danced In n. -ur... ... ...
rt'y Bali last Thursday, The Mil-
" USIUUv itwnt h nl.l.. . .V,.
- -. .uw 1,,U, v
Betty ! golnir to the Beeond
V bi Fthm.n, .. I. ... ....
. family that the debutantes
IR v -:"' jp
o. ...i "r i.
peverai rariies tor
- uiv- iapio
l'holo by Marceau
on December 5, will be remem
Jsuppice, or Ardmorc.
MIs Frances S. Mears has liisued lrlta-
tlons for a luncheon on Tuesday, December
19, at her home, 1818 De I-nncty place, to
meet Miss Marlon Field Sliarpleii, -nliose
engngement to Mr John I,ord Ilutler was
nnnounced on Saturday.
Mr. and Mrs. J. Walter Steel have sent
out Invitations for breakfast on Sunday,
December 31, at 1 o'clock, at their home,
274 South Twenty-third street.
Mr and Mrs. Nathan Hatfield Davis,
of SSI!) Drexel road, Overbrook, have Is
sued Invitations for a theatru party, to ho
followed by a supper at the Rrllevue-Strat-ford,
on December 28, In honor of MIm Isa
Mr. and Mrs. George. tV. Uod, uf 121.
South Twenty-second street, will entertain
nt ii dance at the Philadelphia Country Cluh
on January 2 In honor of Miss Harbnra
Norman and Miss Kllzabeth Tloyd
Mrs Cralge I.lpplncott and Mr. and Mrs
Jay II. I.Ipplticott will he at home from 4
until 0 o'clock on Wednesday, January 3,
at their home, 1025 Spruce street The
cards of Mr and Mr. Samuel K. Reeves
nnd Mr. and Mrs. Douglas W. Franchot are
Mrs. Seaton Schroeder, who has been
lltlng In New York State, has returned nnd
Is spending the winter at tho Gladstone.
Mrs. Schroeder will ho remembered as Miss
Mr Jloger Sturgls, of lloston, Mass , Is
spending several days In this city.
Mr. Schuyler Mills, of New York, who
has been spending the last two cars In
Panama, lias returned and Is the guest of
his brother-in-law and sister, Mr. nnd Mrs.
Joseph Wharton I.lpplncott, at llethayres.
Mr and Mrs Henry I'uul IIuhcIi havn
closed their house on Seenteenth street and
have moved to the Gladstone Apartments
for the winter.
Owing to the sudden Illness of Mrs. Mor
ris, Mr. nnd Mrs. Herbert Morris, of 6400
Overbrook avenue, have recalled the Imita
tions for the wedding reception of their
daughter. Miss Hannah Perot Morris, and
Mr Churles Leslie Crouse for tomorrow
The ceremony will be performed at the
appointed time, but In the presence of the
Immediate families only.
Mr and Mrs. Charles Tenrose Keith will
close their house on Germantown avenue
on December 14 and moe ln(o their tqwn
house, 3!1 South Fourth street.
Miss Jean Brooks Burt, of this city, who
has returned from spending the summer at
her brother's ranch In Jackson Hole, Wyo ,
left for New York Friday, where she will
stay for several days..
The Pennsylvania Soelaty of the Collnlal
Dames of America have Issued Invitations
for a talk Illustrated with lantern slides, t9
be held tomorrow at S o'clock at the Acorn
Club, and given by Mrs. Rose Gouverneur
Hoes, secretary of the costume committee of
the American historical costumes. Including
those of the mistress of the White House
as shown In the United States National
The Junior League of this city Is ar
ranging for a series of lectures, followed
by luncheons, to be held at the Acorn Club
on Wednesday mornings during the winter
The dates will be announced later.
A subscription dance was held on Satur
day evening In the Chelten Hills Hall, About
one hundred guests attended and were re
j. taBlaHi';' -fT Ye In
ceived by Mr and Mrs Townsend Sharp
less and Mr, and Mrs. J. Sniylle Harkness.
Mr. and Mrs. Kugene PJumly. of 1183
South Broad street, left last week for Bos
ton, Mass., where they will be the guests of
their son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs.
Howard George, at their home at Milton.
Dr. and Mrs. George Woodward, of Kris
helm. Mermaid avenue and UcCallum ave
nue, Chestnut Hilt, have Judge John Butler
Woodward and Mrs, Woodward, of Wilkes
Barre, as their guests for several days.
Miss Edith qodfrey. of Hamilton Court,
West Philadelphia, left last Friday for
Browns-MllU-In-the-Plnes, where she spent
the week-end as the guest of Mrs. Lincoln
Godfrey at her cottage.
The wedding reception of Mr and Mrs.
Nathaniel H. Jaffa will be held Sunday
afternoon at ther residence. f30 North
Marvin, street, Logaa Be fgjj
jW -twWe' . -r i t-
ffVEfflNCr LEDGBli-PHlLABEL'PnrA, MONDAY, DECEMBER 11,
The wedding of Miss Helen Sprusnce
Jones and Mr noy Hufflngton Underdown
wss sotemntted at the home of the bride's
parents. Fifty-second street and t'lty Une.
ynneneld, on Saturday. The bride wore a
white satin dress embroidered In gold and
a tulle veil, and carried a bouquet of white
roues and sweet peas. She was attended by
her sister. Miss Kdna Jones, who wore a
simple gown of blue satin and carried a
bouquat of pink carnations
The bride was given In marriage by her
Uncle, Mr. Harry Spruance. of New York,
nnd the bridegroom was attended by Mr
Hatry Garrelt as best man After the cere
mony and reception Mr and Mrs t'nder
down left for St Aiiguetlne. Fla for an
extended honeymoon I'pon their return
they will II. at 1112 Vomlng tu enue
Among those preient nl the neddlng were
Mrs. Anna Spruance Jones mother of the
brldei Mr and Mrs Underdown parents of
the bridegroom; Mr and Mrs Harry Gar.
tett, Mr nnd Mrs Gilbert Sprusnce Mr
and Mrs Harey Sprusnce. Mr ami Mrs
Harry Sprusnce, Mr and Mri William
Spruance. Mrs H Kahn. Mr and Mrs
Harry Kahn. Miss Margaret Hickman. Misi
I'.thel Conover. Miss Peg Benknrt, Miss
Marie Wolfe, Miss Josephine I'yle. Miss
Josephine Oarber, Miss Kdlth Gray, Ml.
Dorothy Ovlatt. Miss Hleanor Irene Kan
Miss Gertrude Purdy, Miss Margaret
Hooren, Miss Madge Jacobs, Miss Ituth
Roott Miss Marian Spruance. Miss Klva
Spruance, Miss Ann English. Mr Stewart
Stemler. Mr Jnmee Ball. Mr nobert Major.
Jr. Mr Arthur Jefford, Mr Arthur Kane.
Mr ltussoll Spruance. Mr Conrad Pierce.
Mr Frank Duffy. Master J Harvey Spru
ance and Master William Spruance
DECEIT FINDS WORTHY
ALLY IN CHRISTMAS TOY
But It Makes Better Boys and
Girls and Teaches Real
Kirlailfr of today there are eleren hop
ping daye until Chrl.tmni.
The children of the future will be auper
boys and superglrls. abounding in Intellect,
health and demeanor. If a certain trend In
tnymaklng that Is pronounced this ante
Christmas season Ii de eloped on a large
This trend Is to be found In toys that
mnko the child develop mentally, grow
physically and Increase In usefulness and
good behavior These toys nre found In
nearly every buslne! house where play
things are the stock In trade They de
pend for their success upon deception Be
lieving that they are being amused, the
children play with the toys They are
nmused, but the benefit does not end there
they nre Instructed, also made healthy nnd
become better all-around children
tfnder the guise of pure tovs, technical
contrivances are proffered for the boy of a
sclentlflo or technical turn of mind They
rango from chemical outfits for the boy
analyst to construction toys for the boy
who Is to become nu engineer or builder.
Sand cranes, model airships battleship,
submarines, cement and mortar outfits and
n thousand and one Ingenious devices In
struct nnd keep his mind up to date
For girls the makers of toys have aban
doned such elemental playthings ns the old
east-Iron stove (which wouldn't harden il
mud pie even) for tho toy electrlo range.
In every way except size a counterpart of
the modern electric range which mothers
long for Miniature dishes may be cooked
and baked with this triumph of childhood
housekeeping. Flatlrnns may bo heated on
It for the clothing that the little miss ultra
modern doll wears. There are model wash
tubs for the little girl and clothespins so
small that an adult eye must look sharply
to sen that they are not mntchstlchs
These are the toys that Instruct the com
fng man of affairs and the housekeeper
of tho next generation
Beside, there nre toys that develop little
muscles, lungs and heart. They are notlrlng
more than small editions of the regulation
g)mnastlo appliances mid equipment
dumbbells, pulley weights, and such like
What little boy or girl, because one of these
Is beneficial to the constitution, would take
to it kindly? But what little girl or boy.
seeing that It Is a toy, would not use It
But these nre not the most flagrant types
of Infant bomboozlemen that Is found on
tho toy market today There are morn hor
rible examples of how gullible children are
The most wicked of these Instruments of
deception Is the miniature coal scuttle.
"Johnny, play with mir coal scuttle,"
says mamma when her coal bin Is nearly
And trusting Johnny, believing that he Is
being nmused with a legitimate toy. goes
down Into the cellar with all the speed that
his fHo-year-old lexs can muster and ac
tually enjoys himself as he laboriously nils
the bin with coal at the rate of two lumps
a trip eighteen round trips to the cellar.
He fairly glows with enthuslusm at th fun
he Is having.
Tho makers of such toys arepsychologlsts.
And they are responsible for better chil
dren. What's Doing Tonight
Mail. In-America Ilaxaar, Horticultural Hall
Contemporary Club dliruaita "The Clliien
Army and tho European War," Illlur-Hlra(-
1'raabyterlan Hoclal Union dinner. Itrllrvu-
Phllomuiean Club, 31)44 Walnut atrrel H
lecture on South America, br Jorge I. Hanta
marlna. under auaplcea of Gorilon.)wllr
Houlh American lecture Courae, UrlfAtn Hall,
14VU Cheatnut atrcft. K o'clock.
Election. Union League.
JJ ' 55-aB?4- llWnJ'' -g1-
CeMrriabt, Ufa !tW4itg Gmpgfr RfprJated tor epeeisl wnwrntnt,
QM-mWi all riiktj, '. WiVtJ'gri jdda' fgp a lost ball
"TOUCHED" BY A
' upyriihi Life I'ubll.lilnr
BEYOND THE GREAT OBLIVION
(Sequel to "The Vacant Worlil")
By GEOHOK ALLAN' ENGLAND
CepyrtaM, Isfs, by rrtint. .4. Jttn.ry (VMpd,iy
gtMMMRr Or VKKCKKISa STOKT.
4llnn Stem, o wre'ioilrnl etielirer. "''
M tfrnoontpfctr. Ilrotnee Ktndrih, mrne
lile n loertsl KorM nfler ill Ifmf (
Vtnri nf ,trouclo.ifirf. 5fowe grtnt crt
tn.lropSe atr otr tht irorM ni ile.lroyrii
nil tiKlnMnif. TfkrrntoH $omr Irrnlt lhi liro
tftr tnir! nml thtv ftnii thrinMrlvi Ise
rutin o ISHr .Wui lorfc oMrf Tirlr monv
arft cnttirr. ii the nnriei.1 city rome fo i.
climax la a prrnl trnllle irll. a hordr or
b'dsr JAixi0e.. I irMfl the lifo nott nur
lliort of IA Sn.lilH rot nr I leforlow..
Tsev lente t ice o) ISrlr bnltlr. i'l It
.1 rudt roaoe. ptttttjle to a point on (ne tank.
of the ifbd.o tflirr
T1IK STOUT" TIIUH TAH
Stern and lleatrtro arrived at th nM
manalon of Van Ambiira atari to work n
arneet. to make Irm home habitable
Uurlna- tha werki of "a'tillne itnrn ' they
IH on th nah that Allin i-atcha with a
rude rod and same One ilav vrhll ettttng
at thlr nre. mtn file llrairli thai itr
lain phenomena puul htm gtaatu
CIIAi'TKK IV (Continued)
htO; TIIKKIS'S more to be considered
IN thnn Juit that In the Mrst place.
nlllinUKh 1 liao no timepiece. I'm moder
ately certain the day nnd iduhl urn shorter
now than they used to be before thn smnsli
up There must be a dllTereiico of at least
hnlt an hour Just ni soon ns I can get
around to It. I'll build a clock nnd see
Though. If the. Torco of graMty has .hanged,
too. ttiat. of couree. will change tho time of
vibration f any pendulum, and en, of course,
will invulldute my reeults Its a hard
problem, right enough "
"Von think gravitation has changed?"
"Don't you notice, yourself, that thlngi
seem a trifle lighter things thut used to be
heavy to lift are now comparatively eaiy?"
"M-m-ni-m-m I don't know I thought
maybe It wns because 1 was feeling so much
stronger, with this new kind uf outdoor
"Of course, thst'e worth considering."
answered Stern, "but there's more In it
than that The world la certainly smaller
than It was. though how. or why, I can't
say Things nro lighter, and the time ot
rotation Is shorter Another thing, the pole
star Is certainly five degrees out of place.
Tho axis of the earth has been given an
astonishing twist, some way or other.
"And don't you notice a distinct change
In the climate? In the old days thero
were none nf these huge palm-like ferns
growing In this part of the world. We had
no such gorgeous butterflies And look ut
the now varieties ot flowers nnd the bread
fruit, or whatever It Is. growing on tho
banks of the Hudson In the early part of
June! . , .
"Something. 1 tell you, has happened to
the earth In all these centurlew; something
big' Maybe the cause of it ull was Un
original catastrophe ; who knows? It's up
to us to find out. We've got more t do
than make our home, unit live, and hunt
for other people. If any are still alive.
We've got to solve inese worm iruuii'iua ,
we've got work lo do. little girl. Work
big work '"
"Well, you've got to rest now. anyhow."
she dlctnted "Now. wtop thinking and
planning, and Just rest' Till your wound
Is healed you're going to keep good und
Silence fell again between them Then,
ns thn east brightened with the upproach
of the moon, she sung the song he loved
best "Ave Murla. Gratia Plena" In her
soft, sweet voice, untrained, unspoiled by
faho conventions. And Stern, listening,
forgot his problems and his pluns, jicuo
"It's more llkn a dream man a renllty.
Isn't It?" said he. "Too wonderful to be
true. Makes me think of Alfred de MuHset's
I.ucle.' You remember the poem?
" 'IJn HOlr, lioin etlons sen's.
J'etals nssls pres d'elle
"Yes. I know"' she whispered "How
could I fotget It? And to think tliat for n
thousand years the moons been shining
just the same, nnd nobodv "
"YeM, but Is It the same?" Interrupted
Stern "suddenly, hit practical turn of mind
always reasserting Itself "lion't vim eeo
a difference? You remember the old-time
face In the moon, of course Where Is It
now? The moon always presented only
one side, the same side, to us in the old
dayi. How about It noW If I'm not mis.
taken, things have shifted up there We're
looking now ut some other face on It And
If that's so. It means a far bigger dis
arrangement of the solar system and the
Company !l.rrlnt..t l.y uxrMI arrangement.
earth's orbit and lots of tilings than you
or I vuspect !
"Walt till we get back to New York
for half n dav. nml visit the toner and
gather up our things. Walt till 1 get hold
of my binocular ngaln! Perhaps some of
these uuestinm tuny be resolved We ran't
go on this wav. surrounded bv perpetual
pussies, problems, inv-drrlea' We must "
"Do nothing but n-st now I" she dictated
with mock soverltv
"Well, vou're the hosi." he nnswered,
nnd leaned buck ngalnst the nnk "Only,
may I propound one more question?"
"Well, vhnt It If"
"l)u you see that dark patch In the ky?
Sort uf n rouglilv circular hole In the blue,
ns It were right there''" He pointed
"Wliero there aren't miy stars?"
"Wliv ves What nbuiit It?'
"It's moving Unit's nil. liver) night that
blnik p.itrh moves among the eturs nnd
cuts their light off; and one night It k'ratrd
tlie moon passed-before the enstrru limb
of It. )ou understand Mnde u partial
I'Clline You were asleep, I didn't bother
otl nbout It Hut If there's n new body
in the sky, It's up to in. to know whv.
nnd what nbout It, nnd all So tlie
"The quicker you net well, the belter nil
She drew lilt head down and kissed him
tenderly on the forehead with that strange,
Innnto maternal Instinct which makes
women love to "mother" men even ten
venrs older than themselves
"Don't ou worry jour brains nbout nil
theso problems and vexations tonight, Al
lan Your getting well Is the main thing.
The whole world's futiiro hangs on Juat
that' Do you renlliti what It mentis? Do
"Yes. as far as the human hraln cnii
realize so big n concept. languages, arts,
science, ait must be handed down to the
race by us The world can't begin again
on any higher plane than Just the level
of our collective Intelligence. All that the
world knows today Is stored In jour brain
rella and mine' And our speech, our meth
ods, our Ideals, will shape the wholn destiny
of the earth Our Ideals' Wo must keep
them very pure1"
"I'uro and unspotted," she answered
slmpl Then with nn ndornble and femi
'Dear, docs your shoulder pain j'ou now?
I'm awfully heavy to be leaning on sou
"You're not hurting me a hit. On the
contrnry, your touch, jour presence urn
life to me!"
"Quite sure J'ou're comf boy?"
"To the limit."
"I'm so glad. Hecnuse I am, too I'm
awfully sleepy. Allan, ,l)n you mind if I
take just a little, tiny imp?"
For nn answer he patted her, and
smoothed her hair, her check, her full,
Presently by her slow, xentle breathing
he knew that she was asleep
For a long time he half-lay there against
the oak. softly swathed In his bearskin, on
tlie odorous bed of fir. holding her in his
arms, looking Into thn dancing firelight
And night worn on, calm, perfumed, gen
tle; and tho thoughts of tho man were long,
long thoughts thoughts "thut do often He
too deep for tears "
PAIIIJ.S on piiKCH would not tell tha full
details of the following week the talks
they had, the snaring nnd shooting uf
small game, thn llslilng, the cleaning out
of thn bungalow, unci the beginnings of
some order In the estate, the rapid heal
Ing nf Stern's arm. und all the multifarious
little events of their new beginnings of
llf,i there by thn river bank.
Hut them are other things of more Im
port than such homely things; now w
come tu tlie time when Stern felt the
pressing imperative of a return tu the
tower Fur he larked tools in every way;
he needed them to build furniture, doors,
shutters, to clear nivny the brush und
mttke the pl.ice orderly, rutlonu! and beau
tiful; to sturt work on his protected labora
tory and power-plant; for u thousand pur
poses. He wanted his binoculars, his shotgun
nnd r I lies, nnd much ammunition, us well
as u boatload ot canned supplies and other
goods. Instruments, above all, he had to
So, though Ileatrlce still, with womanly
conservatism, preferred to let well enough
alone for the present, and stay away from
the scene ot such ghastly deeds as had
taken place on the last day of the Invasion
by the Hords, Stern eventually convinced
and overaraued her: and on what he cal.
culated to be the sixteenth diy of June,
2912 the tenth day since the fight they
set sal) for Manhattan.
A favoring northerly breexe. Joined with
clear sky und sunshine of unusual bril
liancy, made the excursion a gala time
for both. As they put their supplies uf
fish, squirrel meat and breadfruit aboard
the banca und shoved the rude craft off
the sand, botli she nod he felt like children
on un outing
Allan's arm was now so well that he
permitted himself the luxury or u morning
plunge The luvlgoratlon of this was still
upon him as, with a song, he raised the
clumsy skin sail upon the rough-hewn mast.
Ileatrlce curled down In her tiger skin at
the stern, took one of the paddles and
made ready to steer He settled himself
beside her, the thongs ol his sail In his
hand Thus, happy In comradeship, they
sailed away to southward, down the blue
wonder of the river, flanked by headlands,
wooded heights, crags, cliffs und Palisades,
now all alike draerted
N'oou found them opposite the Muled col
umns of gray granite that once had borne
aloft the suburbs of Hnglewood. Stern
recognised the conformation of the place;
but though 1 looked hard, could find no
trace of the Interstate Park road that once
had led from top to bottom of the Pall,
sades, nor any remnant of the millionaires'
palaces along the heights there.
"Stone and brick have long since van
ished a structures." he commented "Only
steel and concrete have stood tho gaff of
uncounted years' Where all that fashion,
wealth and beauty once would have scorned
to notice us, girl, now what's left? Hear
the cry ot that gull? The barking of that
fog? Sea that green flicker over th pin
nacle? Some new, bright bud, never
dreamed of In this couatry I And even with
tbe naked eye I ca-a wake aut tbe palms
ttwl tbs !$ UugUd over tha vers of
what -must once have been ma.gnlflc.nt
He pointed at the heights
"Once " said be. "t was consulted by n
sausage king named llrellkopf. who wanted
to sink an elevator shaft from the top lo
the bottom of this very cliff, so he could
reach his hundred-thousAnd-dollnr launch
In ease rtreltkopf didn't like my price,
he Insulted me In several rather unpleasant
ways. The cliff Is still here, I see So
am t Hut llrellkopf Is elsewhere."
tie laughed, nnd swept the river with a
"Steer over lo the eastward, will j'ou"
lie nsked "We'll go in through Spujten
Dujvll and the llnrlem That'll bring us
much nearer the tower than by landing on
Ihe west shore of Manhattan "
Two hours later they bml run past the
broken arches of Kordham Washington
t nnd High bridges ami following the river--
Inn bolli banks of which n few scattered
mills showed through the massed foliage
were drawing townrd ltandnlls mid
. Wards Islands nnd Hell Date
1 Wind ii lid tide still favored them In
I safetv thev passed the nglv shouis nnd
edges Here Stern took the paddle, while
Ileatrlce went to the bow and left nit to
Ii' directing hand
Hv 1 o'clock In the nfteruoon they were
drawing pust lllnckn ell's Island The
ijnernsboru bridge still stood, lis did the
inllwnv bridge behind them: but much
wreiknge ti.nl fallen It to the river, and III
one place formed nn ugl) whirlpool, which
Stern had to mold bj eome hard work
with the paddle
The whole structure was sagging badly
to southward, a though the foundation
had given wnv Long, rusted masses of
steel hung from the spans, which drooped
as though to break at niiv moment Though
all the flouring had vanished centuries be
fore. Stern Judged nn ncllve man could
still make his wav ncrns the bridge
"That's their engineering." gibed he, ns
the little boat sailed under and they looked
up like dwnrfs at the legs of a Colossus
"The old Roman bridges are good for virtu
ally eternllv, but these Jerry steel thing,
run up for profits go to pieces in n mere
thousand ears' Well, the steel magnates
nre gone now. and their profits with Ihein
Hut this Junk remains as n lesson nnd n
warning. Ilela , tho tnre to come must
build belter thnn this, nnd sounder, every
On. on thev sailed, marveling nt the ter
rific destruction on either hniid thn dense
forests now grown over Hrooljjn mid New
"We'll be there before long now." sold
Allan "And If we have nny luck nt nil.
nnd nothing happens we ought to be started
for home bv nightfall You don't mind a
moonlight sail up tin- Hudson, do vim"
It was past four bv the time thn I). men
nosed her wav slowlv In nmniig the rotten
dock nnd ruined hulks of steamlilp. and
with a gentle rustling c.imn to rest among
the reeds and rushes now growing rank at
the foot of tvlui t had onco been TttelltJ
A huge sea tortoise, disturbed, slid off
tlie sandbank, where he had been sunning
himself, and paddled siilldly nway A blue
heron Mapped up from thn thicket, nnd with
n frog In Its bill awkwardly took flight. Its
long neck crooked, legs dangling nbsurdlv
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commented stern "Yes, thefs'g got lo bt
a deal of work done here betnr things ntd
right again nut there's time enough, tims,
enough there's all the time tro need, wi
And the people, who shall come aftef us"
They made tho banca fast, noting that
Ihe tide wns high nnd that the leather cord
was securely tied to a gnarled willow that
grew al Ihe waters edge. Half an hour
later they had tnade their wny across town
to Madison n venue.
It was with strange feelings they once
more approached Ihe scene of their bntlla
sgnlnst such frightful odds with the Horde.
Stern wns estieclslly curious to note the
ehVct of tils Piilverlte. not only on the
building Itself, but on the square
Thl effect exceeded his expectation.
Less than 200 feet of the tower now stood
nnd the whole western facade was but a
mns of crncked nnd gaping ruin
"Mighty good thing the vulture have
been busy here." commented S''rn "If
they hadn't, the place wouldn't be even
approachable (lad ' 1 thank my stara
what weve got to do won't take more than
no hour If we bid to stay here after dark
I d surely have the creep. In spite of all
inv scientific materialism! Well, no use
being retrospective We're living In the
present and future now; not the uaiei. (lot
the ptnlted cords, Ileatrlce? We'll need
them before long to make up our bundle
Thus talking. Stern kept Ihe girl from
seeing loo much or brooding over what sba
saw He engaged her actively on the work
in band t "nt It he Imd assured himself
there was no danger from falling frag
ments in the shattered linjls nnd stairways
that led up to the gnplng ruin st the trun
cal ed top of tbe tower he would not let
her enter the building, but set her to fash
ioning a kind of puckered bag with a huge
one miscellaneous articles they bad for
lie returned after a while, and together
they climbed over the debris and ruins to
Ihe upper rooms which hnd been their horn
during the first few dajs after the nwnken
The silence of death that lav over tha
place was appalling that and the relics
of the frightful battle Hut Ihey hnd their
work to do; they had to face the facts.
We're not children, Ilela." said tho man.
"Hero wo are for a purpose. Tho quicker
wo get our work dona the better. Com
on. let's get busy !"
Stilling the homesick feeling that tried
to win upon them they set to work. All
the valuable thev could rccoer they col
lectedcanned supplies, tools. Instruments,
weapon, ammunition nnd n hundred and
skin taken from thn furrier's shop In tha
Arcade, while he explored
lie slung a suck of cartridges over hla
ehuulder nnd picked up one of the cord
loops of the bng wherein Inj- their treas.
urc-liovo Heatrlco took the other.
"I'm ready." s.ild she Thus thoy started.
Ail at once slio stopped short.
"llnrl. ! What's that?" she exclaimed
under her breath.
Kar ofr to northward, plaintive, long,
drawn nnd Inexpressibly mournful, n wall
ing cry re-echoed In the wilderness fell,
rose, died sway and left the stillness even
more ghastly than before.
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rose, pink, wistaria
and slate blue; with
girdle, rag Ian
sleeves, sailor col
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