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EVENING- LEDaER-PHILADELPHIA, MONDAY, JANUARY 1, 1917
JUST GOSSIP ABOUT PEOPLE
Nancy Wynne Wishes Her Readers a Year of
Prosperity and Peace Many Celebrations.
Debutante Dance and Tea
PERHAPS Sunday Intervening, seeing the. old yenr out nnd the new one In was not
so wildly hllnrious ns usual. However, tlio cafes nnd restaurants opened up ut
midnight and then 'twas ns If thero hadn't been any Sunday. I often wonder why
people seem to think It is "posllutcly" necessary to ho extra Kay at these times,
when really tho opening of u new yenr Is a nolemn thing The old one has gone.
lnden with Its Joys nnd sorrow s,
Its sad nnd Its happy memories,
gono never to como back ngnln.
Many of us may have made mis
takes perhaps In tho year, mans
of us have found our llfo.vvorlc
within its 365 days; many even
may have left us to go on before
till wo como to tho parting of
".tho ways. Surely It Is n day on
which to think nnd even to ho
old fashioned enough to rcsolvo
that 1017 will see us better ready
to meet tho vicissitudes of life,
stronger to do, stronger to bear,
nnd with tho knowledge that If
wo In our lgnoranco nnd little
ncaa havo failed In various ways
lwotoforo, wo can always re
member that "God's In His
heaven. All's light with tho
OCinTY will bo entcrtnlncd
this evening at tho Hits:
Carlton, when Mrs. Arthur
JUrock will glvo n ball nt which
nho will introduco her daughter,
Botty Brock. Hetty Is tho
youngest of tho Brock girls.
Fanny, jou know, married Blllle
Montgomery several years ago,
and Ella Is tho wlfo of Joo Du
Barry, who is nt present nt El
Paso, counting tho days beforo
ho may return and sco his small
son, aged about three months,
-,nco more, Sarah, tho second
sister, has been out In California
for several years, nnd now Betty
Is to bo introduced. Sho Is fair,
though not by any means so
fair as Ella, and Is rather plump
compated to her older slsteis
Betty Is not so fond of tho light rnutu b
fantastic ns wns Ella, but sho Is
moro addicted to out-of-doors
things and runs her own car.
Sho was educated nt tho Episco
pal Convent of St. Mary's, on
tho1 Hudson nt Pcckskill, fo pop
ular as a finishing school among
fashlonablo folk. There nio to
bo a number of dinncis beforo tho party
tonight. Tho Arthur Emlon Nowbold
Jrs. will entertain, and Miss Julia Ber
wind will give a dinner for her niece,
Margaret Dunlap, nt her home, 102 South
Tvventy-flist street. Tho Viands King
Wninvv lights also will entertain at a thea
tro party beforo tho ball.
ANOTHER debutante affair will bo tho
J tea which Mr. nnd Mrs. Earl B. Put
nam will glvo at their home, 1026 Spiuco
street, to introduco their daughter, Kath
niinc. Katharlno Is rather slim, with
fair hair and blue eyes, and resembles
hor slstcr3, Betty and Amelia qulto a lit
tle. Betty, by tho wny. Is now Mrs.
Shroeder, you know, nnd has como back
with her husband to live In Philadelphia
this year, much to tho joy of her family
MEMBERS of tho younger set will
havo a good tlmo this afternoon ut
tho Ell K. Prices, nt 1700 Walnut stteet.
when a dansant will bo given for Evelyn
Prico. I do think Mrs. Pilco Is ono of
tho cry smartest-looking women, and
sho Is so nffablo and churmlng. Tho little
guests nt tho party this afternoon will all
ho of tho joungcr school set.
NEW YEAR'S EVE wns celebrated
twenty-four hours In ndvanco by Mrs.
Scott's Supper Club, which met ns usual
in tho ballroom of tho Bellovue Stratford,
which was gay in holiday nttlre. Favors
woio given out during tho overling. Tho
Sam Reoves entertnlned for Mrs. Reoes's
brother-in-law nnd sister, Mr. and Mrs.
Douglas Franchot, of Tulsa, Okla. Mrs.
Franchot, you will remember, wns Con
etanco Llpplncott before her mnnlago
sovcrul ycu-3 ngo. Also In tho party
were Jay Upplncott nnd his hniuUomo
wlfo and tho K'irry Dlsstons.
Tho Ralph Derrs, who ure at present
making their homo in Wilmington, wero
present, and another party included Mr.
and Mrs. James M. Reed, Mr. and Mrs.
James Potter nnd Mr. and Mrs. George
Bosengnrten. Mrs. Reed caused n mild
nensatton by coming a cropper in tho
middle of tho ballroom floor, Churchill
Williams coming gallantly to tho rescue.
Tho Isaac Schllchters, ns usual, had n
party, nlso tho Horace Eugcno Smiths,
tho Spencer Millers. Mr. and Mrs. Sam
uel Woodward and Mr. and Mrs. Horaco
Mr and Mrs. Powell Evans, who gave
e. 'dance for their young daughter Anita
in the Clover Itoom that evening, came
Into tho Supper Club after bidding their
young guests adieu.
IT MUST have been somo party for
Katharine Lea and Dorothy Nowbold
at the Stotesburys on Friday night! I
had occasion to be out very early on Sat
urday morning, and believe mo at 7
vww r. M. Walnut street. Eocust
street. Twentieth and Nineteenth streets
were lined up with automobiles still.
How can they do It? I should think it
would be impossible to get a stroke of
work done In the business ofllces after
one of these all-night sessions. Its all
very well for the girls. They can go
home and sleep, you know, but some
of the men have to work, and how n
tho world can they do it? Dance all night
and eat heavy suppers, to say nothing of
liquid food. They Just can't; and that s
why It is hostesses have so much trouble
in getting enough men for their parties
They will go in this way for a year or
two, and then they Just won't any more.
Bo many good things have been started
by the women in this city, why doss not
some one tart early dances? Begin the
parties at 8 o'clock and finish them at
12. How about It? NANCY WYNNE.
At the tea which Mr and Mr" Jes"
William will give this afternooa at tne
irn, r-iK their HsLuehter. illsa uiaays
Kian,, iviui.ni who will be a debutante
next season, Mr and Mrs. Williams will
bo assisted In receiving by Dr. and Mrs.
MISS SOPHY MKRCEU WORTH
Miss Worth wns to have entertained nt Mrs.
Scott's Supper Club on Saturday cveninrt in
honor of Miss Susan Lynah Biuco nnd Mr.
Samuel H. Chne, whose marriaRo will take
place next Snturday, but owinR to Miss
Uruce having a severe cold the party was
Wilbur I'.uldock Klnpp nnd Miss Ellso
Klnpp nml a few of next season h debu
tantes. Including Miss Elisabeth E Miller.
Miss Margaret Shober, Miss Helen Hen
ilerhon, Miss .loaiinette Fnrlcs. MIhh Paul
ine Arey, Miss Mary Hiiro and Miss Louise
Klapp lbyons, of Now York. Mrs. William
I'enn Troth nml Mrs. Barton Hirst will
presldo at tho tea table.
Mr. and Mrs. Ournco Munn, of Wash
ington, l C, and Mr. nnd Mr. Arturo
Do Ileercn, who are (.pending somo tlmo
with Mr. nnd Mrs. Hodman Wannmakcr at
their country placo on Washington lano,
Cliclten Hills, will leave on Wednesday,
January 10, for Palm Bench, Fin., wlicrs
they will spend several weeks
Mr. J Bertram Upplncott, accompanied
by his son. Bertram Llpplncott. of 1712
Hprueo struct, left last week for their es
tate In Florida, where they will spend somo
tlmo cm n hunting trip
Friends of Mr Joseph Wharton Llppln
cott, of Ilcthajrcs, will bo glad to hear ho
Is recovering from his recent Illness.
Mrs. Hobeit .Sturgls, accompanied by her
daughter. Mhs Henrietta II II. Sturgls, ot
Laburnums, Cliclten Hills, roturncd on Sat
urday to New York to spend tho remaining
winter months at their house, 1G2 East
Mr. and Mrs Andrew MeCown, of D2H
Selui)ler street, Oermantown, havo returned
from Ilfijonne, N J., wheio they spent sev
eral da)s as tho guests of Mr. nnd Mrs.
Jasper Nlcolls. Mrs. Nlcolls will bo re
membered as Miss Emily Motlly beforo her
Mr. Willis Adams, formerly of this city,
but now making his homo In Indianapolis,
returned to town this last week for a visit
of several tl.ij.s.
Mr. William Schwelkhart, of Morristown.
N. J , announces the engagement of IiIh
daughter, Ml.ss Mlnnlu Schwelkhart, to tho
Rev. Charles Edunrd Eder, curate at the
Church of St. Martln's-ln-the-Flelds, Chest
nut Hill Tho wedding will tako place In
Mr. nnd Mrs. It R. Tuttle. who have been
spending somo tlmo In Jenklntown, vvhero
they occupied a houso on Summit avenue,
havo closed their homo and are occupying
apnrtments nt tho Retlevue-Stratford for
tho winter months.
Mr nnd Mrs. Charles Robblns, of Web
ster avenue, will have Mr. and Mrs Samuel
Miller Sharkey nnd thejr two children, of
Trenton, as their guests over the week-end
Mrs Sharkey's sister, Miss Marie Robblns,
formerly of Rermantown. who has been
spending tho winter at Rochester, N. Y
will also be tho guest ot Mr. and Mrs Rob
blns for several dajs.
Mrs Francis Goodhue, of 63 Church lane,
Germantown, gave a children's party on
Saturday The guests were Miss Dorothea
Shipley, Miss Virginia Heff. Miss Martyn
George, Miss Helen Henderson, Miss Cath
erine Sober, Miss Edith Shane, Mr. Thomas
Garrett, Mr. Elwood Reeves, Mr. da Quar
tell Richardson, Mr Thomas Michael. Mr.
William Beamish, Mr. Curtis Wood, Mr.
Newlln Bailey and Mr. John Silver.
Mr and Mrs. Arthur S. Holman, of
Wayne, announce tho engagement of their
daughter. Miss Mary Holmes, to Mr. Rich
ard How son, also or wajne.
Mrs D I Hebard, of Evergreen avenue,
Chestnut Hill, will return on Monday from
a trip to Atlantlo City
Miss Jean Ward, of San Francisco, will
arrive January ( to be the guest of Mrs,
Paul Van Reed Miller, of 3102 West Penn
Miss Esther Jean Bochmann, of 2018 Lo
cust street, will leave tomorrow for New
York, where she will attend several balls.
Miss Elizabeth Dickson, of 1M South
Twenty-second street, returned last week
from a visit in Scranton.
The olllcers and board of directors of
the Twentieth Century Club of Lansdovvne
will entertain the members of the club and
their families and friends at their annual
., Vahi-'s retention and dance at the club
house tonight In the receiving lino wll)
be Mrs Clarence II. Eppelshelmer, presl
dlnf Mrs. Samuel L. Kent, Mrs.' Robert
L. McLean, Mrs. T. Sparks Bishop, Mrs.
Robert W. Glck, Mrs. Francis D Maxwell,
Mr Walter L. Webb, Mrs. Edward R.
wackier Mrs William A. McEwen. Mrs.
Barley B Nichols, Mrs. Frank O Bur.
',, Jin C Mercer Bailey, Mrs. W
Frank English, Mrs. Henry S. Barker and
Mr. raMi jcuwujv..
Mudred Warner, ot MeadowbrooV,
has left for frlew York, where she will re
main several days.
Mr Frank T Robert, of 801 North
Till-..-..!...!. .-.-. HA..A iU AMMA.
luil.j-llilllll nil Cl-'l, Ulllli,uili.cn b,l, i cimnKC
ment of his daughter. Miss Ida Mao Rob- I
crm, vo .ir. jonn William onyaer, ot juer
lln, N. J
Mr. and Mrs J. Franklin Fries, of Over-
lirrtntr. nnnnllnrn Ihn nna'fllrpmfint of thrtf
i1.ni.tila- Sfl.. nl.rUn T? fn.AAI. t.la I.
Mr. Charles W L. Andes, of this city
1v nrtA fr fl,nrlis XV. T.atr nt
Seattle. Wash . announce tho engagement
of their daughter, Mls Mary Lona Leake
to Mr Edward McMenemy Halg son of
Mr nnd Mrs Robert Hnlg, of Ovcrbrook
ft.. nn.n.nM.nM n f .fntnf f1,(f, -vllf t,nl1
open .house on New Year's Pay, follnvvlnic
Its practice of many years A buffet
luncheon will be nerved nt 1 30 o'clock
followed by dancing during the afternoon
Miss i:va Morse, of Dnyton, O. are spend
ing tho holiday with Mrs James F Goss
ncr. of Torrcsdale
Mr. and Mrs Henry M. Trumbore, of
1816 North Camae street, announce tho en
gngnment of their daughter. Miss tialay
Trumboro, to Mr Julius C, Wilde. Tho wed
ding will tako place In June
Tho ofTlcors of tho North Hills Country
Club lme Issued cards to members nnd
their friends announcing open house todav
Luncheon will be served at 1 o'clock In
the evening a club dinner dance will be held
nt 7 30 o'clock, which Is In charge of tho
Indies' entertainment committee, which Is
composed of the following: Mrs Charles A
Brown, Mrs O L Thompson. Mm W F.
Sommers. Mrs C C Lcldy, Mrs. F Storey,
Mrs. A Hnllstorm, Mrs M C. Robinson,
Mrs Nelson Mnjhew Tomorrow evening
a club bridge will bo held nt 8 30 o'clock,
to which nil members nnd their friends aro
Invited to be present, nnd on Saturday,
January 6, at 8-15 o'clock, a musical con
rert will be given Tho progrnm Is In
rhnrge of Mr Frederick Lconnrd Twenty
singers and musicians will tnkc part
A cpstume dnnco wns held on Snturdav
evening bv the Oemono Club, of Philadel
phia, nt the Wynnetleld Country Club
The hostesses wero Miss Alice llalrd,
Miss Tlllye Hechstcln, Miss Loretta Hoar,
Miss Dorothy Keennn. Miss Mattlo KenslI,
Mls Hazel Klrkpntrlck. Miss Lillian Kluth.
Miss Cnrnleno Lyct Miss Reglna McDonnld
and Miss Marie McDonald.
What's Doing Tonight
Annual ball, l'cnnsjlvnnltv Acndemy of tho
Oprn housn In nil hotels nml clubs
Ponton Hstnphnnj Orchestra. Acailetny of
Mule. 8 IT, o'clock
Oix-nlna rx'relKi-s. firnnd rrnternlty Bulldlnc.
Io2n Arch street
lliMiom for Oermnn Hcd Cross. Metropolitan
Opera Houso, 8 o'clock
Farmer Smith's Column
A HAPPY NEW YEAU
"A Happy New Year' MAY 1917 HOLD
FOR YOU ALL YOU MAY WISH IT TO
HOLD!" That Is what tho New Year cards
Let ui reverse tho latter part of tho
. jntence "1117 MAY OLD FOR YOU
t LL YOU WISH IT TO HOLD.
This Is the truth
Pretty wishes on painted cards cannot
innko the happiness or good fortune of tho
nov. ar You YOURSELF must determine
what 1917 holds for YOU
Does it hold tho loving friendship of
our parents and your teacher?
Does It hold tho good will of playmato
Does It hold high place In class, In sports
Does It hold tho hundred nnd one things
to be had, NOT for the ASKING, but for
tho WORKING and tho TRYING?
Tho answer depends not on the number
of painted cardn )ou received today.
It depends on YOU!
Over tho hill Into tho Land of Time
Forever Gone slov !, dlsnppenrs 1916.
Young, vibrant on the Brow of Today
stands 1917 head tossed hack to face tho
winds, arms outstretched laden with OP
PORTUNITIES 11LESSINGS JOYS.
WHAT DOES 1917 HOLD FOR YOU?
BILLY GETS A REST
By Fnrmer Smith
Quiet, quiet, quiet.
Thero was such quiet In tho Bumpus
homo that Mrs. Bumpus was worried. There
was quiet upstairs and quiet downstairs
and Billy wns ns meek as a kitten, only
not nearly so playful.
Mrs. Rumpus oven wished Billy would
get cross for a change
Tho morning after her husband had
been out riding with Mister Turkey Gob
bler Mrs Bumpus ventured to ask: "Is
thero anything tho matter?"
"No, Indeed." replied Billy "If there is
any ono disturbed here It Is you "
Read, read, rend.
Mrs. Bumpus went out In the kitchen
nnd began to think and the more she tried
to think the worse off sho became. Sho
peeked In tho sitting room, and there was
Billy with the Gontvlllo News In front of
him and It was UPSIDE DOWN.
Mrs Bumpus dropped tho dlshpan and
Billy Jumped thrco feet out of his chair.
At this his wife rushed Into the sitting
room. , ,
"Is nnythlng the matter?" sho asked.
"I thought maybe you had a puncture,"
said Billy, turning the paper right sldo up.
Read, read, read.
On tho kitchen table thero was a paper
bag and It filled Mrs. Bumpus with n long
ing which she soon relieved. SHE BLEW
Poor Billy Jumped nearly six feet out ot
his chair and rushed Into tho kitchen.
"What Is all this noise about?" ho asked.
"You must get used to noises, If you are
going to have an automobile," answered his
"Listen, dearie, (Billy always called bis
wife "dearie" when he wanted her to tell
him anything) "Please tell me about tha
noise." , ., .
At that moment the doorbell rang and
Billy scooted down the cellar, for ho had
not forgotten that Mister Elephant MIGHT
come some day and settle with him for
eating up the big fellow's rope
In a few minutes his wife shouted down
cellar "Come, my darling, It was only
the mall man, with an arm full of books
Billy hurried up and took the books from
hl3 wlfe- . . . . v , .
"BOOKS!" he exclaimed. B-b-books?
these are catalogues of automobiles can't
you see the pictures on the outside?"
"It Is YOUR mall." replied Mrs Bumpus
"I should say It was." replied Billy. "Just
you look "
Billy dd not wait to argue with his wife,
but rushed dawn cellar In a few minutes
she heard him poking the furnace
"We don't need any more heat," sug
gested Mrs Bumpus, when she poked her
head down tha cellar way.
Billy came up from the cellar and sat
Read, read read
"I smell rubber burning," said Mrs
Bumpus, as she began paring the potatoes
"It must be the tires on those automobiles
I put In the Are," replied Blily, never taking
his eyes off his newspaper.
"You don't mean to tell me that you
put those things in the furnace. I" Mrs
Bumpus fairly shouted.
Of course, I did I'm taking a rest
from from automobiles." Billy kept on
"What If the gasoline explodes in the fur
nace?" asked his good wife.
Billy did not move. "That would be
nothing to what happened to me yester
day" "Why didn't you tell me about it?" asked
"You did not ask me," replied BJUy, and
then be lausbed.
THE LONG ARM
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Just when you think you've, escaped!
BEYOND THE GREAT OBLIVION
(Sequel to "The Vacant World")
By GEORGE A I.
Copyrlaht, 131. tiy I mi
CHAI'TIJU XV (Contlniiril)
NOT a quadruped of any kind wns to be
st en Neither cat nor dog was there,
nelthci goat nor pig nor ans ntlii't creature
such ns lu thu meanest bavugo villages of
other times might havo been found ii
tho ourfaco ot tho earth Hut. undlstuilicd
nnd bold, minibus of u most extraordinary
fowl a long-legged, icil-ncLked fowl, wat
tled and huge of beak giavel waddled
hero and there or pi relied singly and in
fcolemn rows tipuii the huts
'Great Heavens, Beatrice," exclaimed
tho engineer, "what aro we up ngtlnst? Of
nllthelncrcdlhluplr.ee' That light! That
Ho had dlfllculty In mailing himself oven
beard. Tor now the hissing roar which
they hud perculved from afar oft beeined
to II 1 1 tho placo with a tremendous vibrant
blur, rising, falling, ns tho light waxed
Tenlbly confusing all these now nense
ImpresHlons worn to Stein and Ueatrlco In
thqlr unnerved and weakened stnte And,
stnl llig about tin m as they went, they
slowly moved along with tho motion of
their cnptois toward tho great light.
All at onco Stern stopped with a staitled
"Tho Infernal dovlls!" ho exclaimed, and
recoilod with nn Involuntary shudder from
tho sight that met his eos
Tho glrl.l too, cried out In fear.
Somo all -cm rent, tomo heated blast of
vapor from tho vast flame thoy now saw
shooting upward from tho stono flooring of
tho plaza, momentarily despoiled tho th!clt,
Stern got a gllmpso of a circular row of
stono posts, each about nlno feet high bo
saw not tho complete circle, but enough
ot It to Judgo Its diameter ns some fifty
foet. In tho center stood a round nnd
mnqslvo building, nnd from each post to
that building stretched a metal rod per
haps twenty feet 111 length
"Look' Look!" gasped Be.-trlco and
Then, deadly pale, she hid her face in
both her hands and cioudicd away, as
though to blot tho sight from her per
ception Each metal bar was sagging with a
hideous load n row nt human bkeletons,
stark, (tcshlcss. frightful In their ghnst
llness All wero headless All, suspended
by tho cervical vertebrae swajed lightly
as tho bluo-grecn light glared on them
with Its weird, imeaithly radlnnce
Beforo either Stern or tho girl had time
oven to struggle or so much as icenvor
from tho shock of this fell sight they
wero both pushed toughly between two
of the posts Into tho frightful circle
Stern snw a door jawn black beforo them
In tho mnsnlvo hut of stono
Toward this the Folk of tho Abyss wero
"No, ou don't, damn you'" ho howlul
with sudden passion "None o' that fur
us Shoot. Beta ' Shoot "
But oven as her hind jerked nt tho butt
of tho automatic, In Uh rawhide lolster
on her hip, an overmastering furco Hung
them both forward Into tho foul dnrk of
tho round dungeon A metal door clanged
shut. Absolute darknors fell
"My God"' cried Stern "Beta' Where
aro you? Beta Beta!"
But answer thero was none Tho girl
"You Hpruk BnclUht"
EVEN in his pain nnd rage and fear
Stern did not loso his wits Too great
the peril, ho subconsciously realized, for
any false step now Detplte the fact that
the stono prison could measure no more
than somo ten feet in diameter, ho knew
that In Its floors some pit or llsbure might
exist, frightfully deep, for their deslruc-
And other dangers, too, might Ho hidden
In this fearful place So. restialnlng him
self with a strong effort, ho stood there
motionless a few seconds, listening, trying
to think. Severo now the pain from his
lashed wrists had grown, but ho no longer
felt It. Strange visions seemed to dance
before his eyes, for weakness and fever
were nt work upon him In his ears still
sounded, though muffled now the constant
hissing roar ot the great flame, the mys
terious and monstrous Jet of fire which
seemed to form tha center of this unknown,
Incomprehensible life In the abyss.
"Merciful Heavens'" gaspd he "That
fire those skeletons this black cell what
can they mean?" Ho found no answer In
his bewildered brain Once more lie called,
"Beatrice! Beatrice!" but only the close
echo of the prison replied
He listened, holding his breath In sicken
ing fear Was there. In truth, some wait
ing, awning chasm in the cell, and had
she, thrust rudely forward, been hurled
down It? At the thought he set his Jaws
with terrible menace and swore, to the last
drop of his blood, vengeance on these in
But as he listened, standing there with
bound hands In the thick gloom he seemed
to catch a slow and sighing sound, as of
troubled breathing. Again he called No
answer Then he understood the, truth
And unable to grope with his hands, he
swung one foot slowly, gently, in the partial
circumference of a circle.
At first he found r Mains; save the smooth
OF THE) LAW
nh A. itutiscv rnmiiftny.
and slippery Hone nt tho floor, hut, having
shifted his position very cautiously nnd
tiled ngalti he experienced tho great Joy
nf feeling his sandaled font eome In con
tact with the girls prostrate bmly.
Beside her on the Moor be knelt He could
not free his hands, but be could "call to her
nod kiss her fnco And piesently, even
whllo tho Joy of this discovery wns keen
upon him. ohturlng the hot r.igo ho felt,
she moved, she spoke it few vague words,
and reached her bands up to him ; sho
clasped him in her arms
And thero Ill tho close, fetid dirk. Im
prisoned, helpless, doomed, they kissed
ngaln. nnd once more though no word was
spoken plighted their lovo and deep fidelity
until thu end.
"Hurt" Aro you hurt?" ho pinted eagerly,
ns sho snt up on the hard floor and with
her hnnds smoothed back tho hair from
his hot, aching head
"I fcol so wenk and dlz7y," she nn
svveied "And I'm afraid oh, Allan, I'm
afraid ' But, no, I'm not hurt."
"Tliauk God for that '" ho bieathed fer
ently "fan jou untlo theso Infernal
knots? The'ro almost cutting my hands
"Here, lot me try'"
And presently tho girl set to work; but
even though sho labored till her fingers
ached, sho could not start tho tight and
"Hold on, wait a minute," directed ho.
"Feel In my right-hand pocket. Mnjbo
they fjrgot to take my knlfo."
'They'vo got It," sho announced "Even
If they don't know tho meaning ot revolv
ers, they understand knives all right. It's
"Pest '" ho ejaculated hotly Then for
a moment ho sat thinking, whllo the girl
again tried vainly to loosen tho hard-drawn
"fan jou find the Iron door they shoved
us through?" asked bo at length
"I II see'"
Ho heard her creeping cautiously nlong
tho walls of Mono, feeling as she went
"Look out"' ho warned "Keep testing
THE NEW YEAR'S RESOLVE
cuirwn 1 ifu I'ubilsnini company
"I know I svvoro off gnawing bones,
but I might us well tako a look
ut it "
the floor as ou g" There may be a crevico
or pit or something of that kind "
All nt onco sho cried: "Here it Is! I've
found it I"
"Good! Now, then, feel it all over and
seo If there's any rough place on It. Any
bharp edge ot a plate, or am thing of that
kind, tint I could rub tho cords on "
Another silence. Then the girl spoke.
"Nothing of that kind here," she answered
despairingly. 'The door's ns smooth as If
it had been filed and polshed There's not
even a lock of any Kind It mus,t bo fast
ened from tho outside In some wny."
"Hy Heuven. this is certainly a hard prop,
osltlon '" exclaimed the engineer, groaning
despite himself "What the deuce are w
going to do now?"
For a moment he remained Bunk in a
kind of dull, and apathetic despair
But suddenly he gave a cry of Joy
"I've got it!" lie exclaimed "Your re-
olver, quick! Aim at the opposite wall,
there, and fire I"
"Shoot, in here?" she queried, astonished
"Wh what for?"
"Never mind! Shoot!"
Amazed, she did his bidding The crash
of the reiwrt almost deafened them in that
narrow room. By the stabbing flare ot the
discharge they glimpMKl the mack a. id shin
lug walls, a deadly circle all about them.
"Again?" asked she
"No That's enough. Now. find the bul
let It's somewhere on the floor. There's
no pit ; its all soiia uno nunet una tne
Questioning no mare, yet still not un
derstanding, she groped on hands and knees
in the JmDsaetrable blackness The search
lasted more than Ave minutes before ber
hand fell on the Jogged bit of metal
"Ah!" cried sho. "Here It Is I"
"Good I Tell m, is the steel Jacket burst
In any such way ns to make n Jagged edge?"
A moment's silence, while her deft fingers
examined the metal Then said Bhe
"I think so. It's a terribly small bit to
saw with, but "
"To work, then I I can't stand this much
longer " .
With splendid energy tho girl attacked
the tough nnd wnter-sonked bonds She
worked half nn hour before tho first one,
thread by thread jlelding gave vny The
second followed soon after: nnd now. with
torn nnd bleeding flngets, she released the
"Thank Heaven'" he breathed as sho
began chafing bis numb wrists nnd arms
to bring tho circulation back again: and
presently, when he bnd tegnlned pome use
of his own hands he nlso rubbed his nrm
No great tlimigo done, after nil," he
Judged, "so far as this Is concerted Hut,
bv tho Almighty, we're In ono frightful
fix even other wny! Hark' ltenr those
demons outside there? God knows what
thev'ro up to now '"
Both prisoners listened
Even through tho mnsslvo walls of the
circular dungeon they could hear a dull
and gruesome chant that rose, fell. died,
nnd then resumed seemlnglv In unison with
the variant roaring of the rianiP
Thereto, nlso, nn Irregular mcttlllc sound,
ns of blows struck on Iron, nnd mw nnd
then a shrill, high-pitched cry The rffect
of these strnngo pounds rendered vague
and unreal bv the density of the walls, nnd
faintly penetrating the drenrtful darkness,
surpassed all efforts of the Imagination.
Hcatrlro and Stern, bold ns they were,
hardened by rough ndventurlngs felt thclt
henrts sink with boilings and for a while
thev spoke no word They snt there to
gether on tho floor of polished stone per
ceptibly warm to the touch nnd greasy with
n peculiarly repellent BUbstnnee nnd
thought long thoughts which neither one
But nt length tho engineer, now much
recovered from hla pain nnd from the
oppression of the lungs caused by tho com
pressed nlr, reached for the girl's hand In
"Without you where should I bo? ' he ex
claimed "My good nnrel now. ns always'"
Sho mado no nnswer, but returned the
pressure of his hnnd And for n while
sllenco fell between them there silence
broken only bv their troubled breathing
and the cadcnccd roaring of tho huge gas
well flame outside the prison wall
At lat Stern spoke
"Let's get some better Idea of this place."
said, he "Mnsbc If wo know Just whnt
we'ro up against we'll understand better
whnt to do
And slowly, cautiously, with every senso
alert, he began exploring the dungeon. Floor
nnd walls he felt of, with minute care,
reaching ns high ns ho could nnd eagerly
seeking some possible crevice, some prnm'i-o
nn mntter how remote of ultimate es
enpe But the examination ended onlv In dis
couragement Smooth almost ns glass tho
walls were, nnd the floor ns well, perhaps
worn down by countless prlsoneis
The Iron door, clevcrlv set Into the wall,
Iny flush with It, and offered not the slight
est Irregulxrlty to the touch. So nicely wns
It fitted that not even Stern's fingernail
could penetrate tho Joint
"Nothing doing In the escape line," ho
passed Judgment unwllllngl Barbarians
these people certalnlv nrc In sonic ways but
they've got the nrts of stone nnd Iron work
ing down fine I, as nn engineer, have to
nppreclnto that, and give tho remoto de
scendants of our race credit for It. even If
It works our ruin Gad, but they ro clever,
Discouraged. In spite of all bis nttemoted
optimism, he sought the girl again there In
tho deep nnd velvet dark To himself ho
drew her; nnd, h'n arm about her sinuous,
supple body, trkd to comfort her with cheer
"Well, Bentrlce. they haven't got us et!
We'ro better off on tho whole than" wo
had any right to hope tor after having
fallen one or two hundred miles mnbc
flvo hundred, who knows' If I mn manngu
to get a word or two with theso confounded
barbarians, I'll inn) be save, our bncon et
And. at worst well, we'ro In a mlehtv irnml
llttlo fort here I pity nn) hotly that tries
to como in mat uoor nnd get us '
"Oh, Allan those skeletons, those head
less skeletons!" Mie whispered, and in his
nrm.s he felt her shudder with unconquerable
"I know ; but they nron't going to add
us to their little collection. )ou mnrk my
words' Theso men are white; they're our
own kind, even though they have slid back
Into barbarism. The) 'II listen to reason,
onco I get a chance nt them "
Thus, talking of tho ab)ss and of theli
fall now of ono phase, now another, ot
their frightful position they passed an hour
in the stifling dark.
And. Joining tholr observations nnd Ideas,
they were able- to get somo general Idea of
tho condition.-! under which these Incredible
folk wero dwelling
Trom tho wnrmth of the sea nnd the Im
mense quantities of vapor that filled tho
abyss they concluded that It must be ni
a tremendous depth In tho earth perhaps
as far down ns Stern's extreme guess of
flvo hundred miles and ulso that it must bo
of very largo extent
Beatrice had noted also that the water
was salt This led them to the conclusion
that in some wny or other, perhaps Inter
mittently, tho oceans on the surface wero
suppl)!ng tho subterrareau sea.
"If I'm not much mistaken." Judged tho
engineer, "that tremendoL-j maelstrom near
the site of .New Haven tho cataract that
almost got us, Just ufter wo started out
has something very vital to du with this
In that case, and If there's a way for
water to como down, why mn)n't thero be
a wa) for us to climb up' Who knows?"
"Hut If there were" she answered,
'vvouldnt these pcipto have found It. In all
theso hundreds and hundreds of )ears?"
They dlsccrased the question, pro and con
with many another that bore on the folk
this strange and Inexpl. cablo Imprisonment
the huge flame at the center of the com
munity s lire, tho probablo Intentions of
their captors, and tha terrlf)lng rows of
"What those mean I don t know," said
Stern "Thero may be human racrlflco
here and offerings of blood to somo out
Iandlsb god they'vo Invented Or these
relics may be trophlcu of battle with othei
peoples of the nbjta
To Judgo from tho way this placo is
fortified I rather think thero must bo other
tribes, with more or less constant warfare
The Infernal fools' When the human race
is all dettro)ed, as It Is. except ii fovv
handfuls of albino survivors, to make war
nnd kill each other ! It's on n p-ir with
the old Maoris of New Zealand, who virtu
ally exleiinlnatcd each other toiigut till
most of tho tribes were wiped clean out
and only a remnant was left for the British
to subdue !"
"I'm more Interested in what they're
going to do with us now ' she answered,
shuddering, "than In how iiny or how few
survive ' What ure we guttg to do, Allan?
What on earth can we do now'"
GIVES SUCCESS RULES
AS HE QUITS POST
Think Less of Payday, Sport and Fun,
Says Strawbridge & Clothier
-a young men who would be successful
Think lees of pajday ant) more of your
"Think more of business and less of sport
"Get to business early and stay late.
"Be the ftrnt to come and the last to
Such is the advice of James J. Sill, a
department head of Strawbridge & Clothier,
who has decided to retire after moro than
forty-two years of torvlce. Ills resigna
tion tooK enreci tooay. tie is sixty-one
years old. He has decided to spend the
rest of his days on his estate at Wyncota
Mr. S1U Is said to he one ot the most suc
cessful buyers in bis line la the country
He attributes his success to hard work
tend strict mention to business.
REALLY FINDS RIVAL
City's C i a m p i o n Calculator
Matched by Boston Mathe
HOW DID JOHN D. DO IT7
Expert Draws Interesting Distinction
Between Christ and
Bdward J. Cnttell. city statlstleUn,
booster nnd nil-round lightning calculator,
hns n rival when It comes to addition and
multiplication. He frankly admitted today
that such wns the case
The rival Is a Boston man, who, during
tho day, writes his comment on the stock
market nud nt night ponders on glgnntlo
News reached here today that the Bos
ton financial writer hns Just figured It out
that If Jesus Christ had saved Jl a minute
from the tlmo that ho came to earth 1J1S
)ears ngo, he could not match the wealth
of John B ltockefeller today
Here Is what the flnnnrlal crtllo says I
"John D. Bockefellcr's wealth Is now
estimated nt substantially more than
1,000 000,000 It Is n sum so huge few
people are able to grasp It
"Let It be assumed that Mr Rockefeller
was born at tho time of Christ, 1010 years
ngo. Let It also bo assumed that during
that during theso 1JI6 years less one week,
theso II) 16 )cnrs Mr. Rockefeller earned
one dollar for every minute of each
day, and seven dayn to the week.
Let It bo further assumed that Sir.
Ilookefoller saved every dollar that he
earned during theso 1010 years No allow
nnce need be mndo for any living expenses,
"On this hnslK, working every minute,
day nnd night, for' 131(1 )eara earning o,
dollar n mlnuto nnd saving every dollar
earned, Mr. Bpckefcller would not have
greater wealth today than he Is estimated
to have nccumulatcd m his brief actual
lifetime to date.
"In the 1010 years since tho timo ot
tho birth of Christ thero have been 1537
years, having 3CB days to the year Thero
aro 1110 minutes In each twenty-four-hour
day Therefore, during tho 1637 years
having 3Cu days thero havo been 807,847,200
'There have nlso been 470 leap years
since the tlmo of Christ and In theso 479
)cars thero have been 2C2.132.1G0 minutes.
This makes a rough total of 1,060,029,360
minutes from tho birth of Christ up to last
Monday And It Is estimated that In Mr,
Hockefeller's wcnlth pile there Is a dollar
for every one of these minutes"
' I ndmlre the gentleman In Uoston for
his patience," said Mr. Cattell
SECOND FREE CONCERT
Maude Fay SiBgs With Orchestra
at Metropolitan Before En
Cosmopolls came to the Metropolitan yes
terday. You were there. We were there.
Vnd all the almost-four-thousand you'a
ind we's (not so different despite qualifica
tions of age. sex and nationality) had a
good time Was not the orchestra giving
tho second of its freo Sunday concerts?
And are not good Sunday entertainments
inre enough to bo celebrated with nil the
tortd-up and stimulated energy of age and
Thero in n kind of silent team-work, a
sort of unified tippreciatlvonoss, about the
Sunday afternoon nudlences thnt you don't
find nnywhere else In town From the nlco,
funny old gentleman with the protuberant
sldewhiskors and the pronounced dislike or
muted trumpets ua cxempllf)lng tho dis
tressing modernism of music, to the nice,
funny )oung gentleman, n'ged ten, with
Bostnneso bifocals, who Is thrown Into an
applauding delirium by "Don Juan" they
are Interested, alive, tremendously In touch
with ever) thing that happens on the stnge.
Tho Oriental eyes of tho college student
acrob.t tho tislo from you are not a bit Iras
snapping with nttentiveness than aro tho
plnln, pure eyes of that intelligent New
Bnglandlsh school teacher lady In the box.
And the firecracker eyes of the kids are,
perhaps tho popplugest nnd tho prettiest
(symbols and slgna of tho whole affair Age
llnds It can well affoid to scale oft tho years)
when bully good music Is being played on
uii otherwise poss'bl) ilraggy Sunday.
Yesterday's audlonco lacked nothing In
the way of types. Thero were people there
from the music studios; peoplo from tha
thcatiesj people from the north and south
of tho city. They weighed and balanced
what wns offered them with that nlco dis
tinction that marks tho genuinely hlgh
kejed nudltor. And their taste was very
good If thoy coughed a bit during the
blnglng of quite a lorg Beethoven aria they
took to their collective breast that chipper.
Irrepressible and childishly charming sym
phony of Father 11a) dn. They didn't spare
their palms after Mr Strauss's hectic hero
had hi entlied his last, harmonically, and
they manifested especial cunning In picking;
out the "'rosea" und "Tannhaeuser" airs,
aa they were voiced, for marked approval.
They listened with respect. If not with
rapt revereneo. to Miss Maude Fay, tho
American soprano, whtlo Bhe was singing
All, I'erfldo '" and vv ith obvious Joy to her
presentments of "Bich, Theure Halle" and
Vlssl d'Arte "
If MUs Kay, who Is a Callfornlan by
birth, has sung here before It has not been
recent!) . lu Munich and other foreign
countries she Is well and favorably viewed
by critics and public Her current engage
ment with the Now York Metropolitan
gave the Orchestra an opportunity to get
her services for )estcrday'a concert. A.
capital operatic, soprano she is, with plenty
of good, erratic tone and manifest Bklll'tn
producing the dramatic atmosphere without
the uld of costumes or Keener) The two
overtures played liy Mr. StowkowskI at last
Friday's concurt were repeated at the Met
ropolitan. Like most ot the rest of the
urogram, the) were greatly enjoyed. The
noube was full, and, best of all, the often
untrue adage of the "good-natured New
Year crowd" lost its falsity In the stimulus
of Mr Stuvvkowskl, hU men, his selection
uf numbers and tho lively manner In which
tliejo were pla)cd Pallyana herself would
have been put to it to find a more sin
cerely agreeable' and agreeing throng
FRIDAY, THE 13TH, JINX
DUE TWICE THIS YEAR
Ficldo April and Sultry July Will Seo
All gall is divided Into two parts, and the
greatest of these Is the nerve of the person
who tries to k'll present Joy with grumbling
about the New Year liut Just bear in
mind that twice during the coming twelve
month will opine that double-distilled Jinx
day Friday, the thirteenth.
It is net M&tll April that the fatal com
bination aPHe&rs. Again in July the Jinc
comes Aftrthat, you folks who think at
black catrs and ladders and left-shoulder
moons, the coast is clear
New Yearns Gift for Scrubwomen
BOSTON awi lWVs his New Year's
gift to the raun)jpal scrubwomen. Mayor
Curley is going to emancipate them from
working on their knees Tbe new ordsr
will become effective tomorrow The
"washwoman s emancipation ordr ' went
forth from the Mayor s office today Hence
forth they will use a patented mup at
which the Mayor has bought a targe ausns
tity, and which -an be uswi (landing up.
For a long time Mayor Curler has ba
1 troubled at, tbe !1U of elderly ferubw8
t !srV ".