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Henrietta D. Grauel
"Home is where the heart is" poets
sing, but women are practical enough
to know that the house must he com
fortable if homelike contentment is to
abide iu it so they are ever on the out
look for helpful details.
The question of keeping the house
well heated is most important iust now
and this includes more than merely
keeping up the fires. A well heated
huuse is one where fresh air is heated
and circulated, not one where stale air
is made heavier and heavier hour after
hour until lungs rebel and headaches
and colds result.
The better the scheme of ventilation
you have in your house the less difficult
it will be to heat it, for air does uot
move of itself. The hot air rises to
the tops of your rooms and stays there
and unless fresh air is constantly enter
ing it becomes impure.
An open fire place is an excellent
ventilator. In Back-log Studies, Charles
Pudley Warner pays earnest tribute tu
the open fire's health keeping qualities
and to its coziness, too. 'The fire place
is a window into the most charming
world." . . . Then he tells how to
make the fire; "you want first a large
back log. not resting on the andirons,
this will keep the fire forward, radiate
heat all day and late in the evening
fall into a glow of coals like the last
days of a good man . . ."
So few houses are built now-a-davs
with open fire places. "A furnace takes
si much less work," a woman often
savs, buti the dust made by the open
fire or the trouble of emptying the
a: hes is as nothing compared to the
enjoyment of looking into this "win
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810 COAL DEAL CLOSED
J. V. Thompson Sells Land Valued at
925,000,000 to Syndicate
Wavnesburg, Pa., Dec. 3. J. V.
Thompson, of Uniontown, yesterday
closed a deal with a N'ew York syndi
cate involving the transfer of 41,000
acres of virgin coal ,'uid valued at he- i
t>veen $25,000,000 and $30,000,000
The land is underlaid with original (
Pittsburgh seam coking coal, the finest :,
in the world.
The acreage represents all of the un
sold lands held by Mr. Thompson in ,
northern tireen county.
Heading the syndicate which secured
the land is one of the most prominent !
investment bankers in the country, and J
it has been stated here that he repre- |
sents the United States Steel Corpora- j
tinn. hut no confirmation can be had 1
of this report.
HORSEMAN KILLS HIMSELF
Charles Lawrence Remorseful Over De
serting ftis Wife
Allentown, Pa.. Dec. 3.——>T<eaving a |
i ote saving he was impelled to kill him
self from remorse over having deserted
his wife, Charles Lawrence, aged 40.
w::s found dead from poison in the !
i'enu hotel yesterday afternoon.
Lawrence was an Indiana horseman,
who made Allentown his headquarters ;
liie last seven years while campaigning!
strings belonging to various owners. Ho >
had $32 in his clothes. Hi? letter re- j
quested decent burial an.l asked what }
was left of his money be sent to his
sister, Mrs. A. Kuntz, of Porter, lnd.
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dow." Besides no one carries ashes
from the grate through the house any
more. It >s now customary to have a
chute beneath the grate through which
(the ashes go into the basement.
Such a chute is also made beneath the
cookstove. A pipe passes from the base
ment up through the kitchen stove and
the ashes dump into a zinc lined barrel
But in some parts of the country
| fuel is still abundant aijd there January
does not seem any 1/tss joyful than
lune. for every house has its open tire
There is a difference of opinion re
garding best fuel for open fires. The
sea coal or ("annel coal is beautiful for
its flames are constantly changing, but
it burns out quickly. Oak is the ideal
back log and seasoned hickory for fore
sticks. Indeed hickory is the best wood
ever laid on an open fire or placed in a
In cities a wood fire is to be obtained
only by those with a mint of money
at command; the j.as grate, the hot air
,furnace and other modern conveniences
have supplanted it in our homes but not
in our affections.
Someone has written lately about the
.joys of faggoting. This is a thing
Americans have never had to indulge
in. Imagine our middle class women
! pinning up their skirts, fastening their
skirts, fastening their hair under snug
bandanas and marching out to the
woods in a hunt for small twigs to be
tied in bundles and carried home on
their backs and burned. It would be
fun. though, as the writer says, and
! much more healthful than some harder
:things our women do to economize.
KILL CHUM WITH STRING
Two Boys Convicted of Manslaughter
in Cruel Form
Houlton. Me., Dec. 3. —By order of
Supreme Court Judge Haley a verdict
of manslaughter was returned yester
day in the cases of Louis and Herbert
Cote, brothers, aged 16 and 14 years,
respectively, charged with murdering
a playmate, Hartley Webb, last June.
Both lads were sentenced to the State
School for Boys during their minority.
It was charged that the Cote boys
attacked Hartley Webb and Victor
Porter while fishing, removed the other
boys' clothing and left the victims in
the woods with shoestrings tied about
their necks. Webb died of strangulation
and the Porter lad was in a state of ex
haustion when found.
DOCTOR VICTIM OF CALLING
Contracts Blood Poisoning From In
strument Used in Operation
New York, Dec. 3. Dr. Stephen C.
Pettit, of Brooklyn, is in a serious con
dition at his home from blood poison
ing, contracted from an instrument he
used in an operation eight weeks ago.
His life has been despaired of several
times, but yesterday attending phy
sicians announced that they had hopes
of his ultimate recovery.
The poison attacked Dr. Pettit's left
leg between the thigh and the knee.
Four weeks ago a part of the bone of
the leg was removed. Dr. Pettit has
been in practice in the Gravesend sec
tioil for 17 years.
DYING MAN BETRAYS MURDER
Declares Two Hotelmen Shot Whiskey
Agent to Death
Hazletou. Pa., Dee. 3. —The authori
ties are investigating the confession of
a patient at the Ashland Hospital, who,
while dying, said that two Girardville
hotelmen had robbed and siain John I.
Miller, of Hazleton, a wholesale whis
key agent, who disappeared in 1908
and whose skeleton, with two bullet
holes in the skull, was found on the
mountain between Ashland and Girard
ville two years later.
WAR MOURNER ENDS LIFE
Puts Bullet Into Brain as Daughter
Has Dinner Ready
Pottsville, Pa., Dec. 3.—Despondent
because his communication with rela
tives in the Prussian war zone had been
suddenly cut off. Michael Heller, of
this city, aged 72. a retired cooper,
committed suicide by discharging a
bullet into his brain yesterday after
noon, The rash act was perpetrated
while his daughter, Mrs. Charles Klitsch
and her husband, were about to sit
down to dinner.
Miner's Skull Crushed
S'namokin, P a ., Dec. 3.—John Nov
ick. a young miner, wa« found near his
home yesterday with his skull crushed.
He was senseless, in which condition he
has retna.ned ever since. The butcher
shop of John Bush, close by, had been
robbed of SSO by three unidentified
burglars shortly before Noviek was dis
covered by several voung men. It is
thought as the burglars were escaping
they met Xoviek in a narorw passage
way and assaulted him.
Fire Destroys a Home
Selinsgrove. Pa., Dec. 3.—The resi
dence of W. 8. Hancock at Independ
ence, seven miles south of Selinsgrove, 1
was destroyed by tire yesterday. The
cause of the fire is unknown.
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HARRISBITRG STAR-INDEPENDENT, THURSDAY EVENING, DECEMBER 3. 1914.
THE PELOVED ADVENTURER
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f CHAPTER 111.
An Affair of Honor.
THE SUU of late spring was
streaming warmly luto the
apartment in shabbily respect
able Saxton square which be
cause of KhriuUiujj rent rolls and prodi
gally heedless benevolences hud come
lo represent the "town house" of Lord
Cecil, i>eer of England. The great
mauslon that for a hundred years had
been the abiding place of his family
during "the season" still stood in Port
land place, but some person of no con
sequence at all, a millionaire trades
man of the city, the disdainful James.
Lord Cecil's "man." believed It was.
now held state In Its famous loug
Cecil being occupied wii»j the morn
ing's post. James was at liberty to
uhalie his head with loving mournful
ness. For .lames this was demonstra
tion of emotion quite extraordinary.
From the score of invitations and
tradesmen's bills, which were Indiffer
ently pushed aside. Cecil selected a let
ter. the handwriting of which lie recog
nized with a smile of pleasure. It was
dated from the Horse Guards' club,
and from the strong, careless scrawl
one might readily surmise something
of the character of Lieutenant Robert
Whltmore Burton Stanley, aged twen
The note read:
Dear Vncle—At last Roue has promised
to marry me, and I am the happiost man
alive, though el.e makes some foolish con
ditions ns to no (.'ambling and I mustn't
even look at another girl. S'.ie leaves
town this afternoon for the summer. Y'l
affect, nephew. ROBT. STANLEY.
A glow of real happiness came into
Cecil's kindly eyes. Of all the world
since the death of his beloved younger
brother the dearest to his lonely heart
had been the impulsive, care free
young soldier and ltose Middlehurst
as fair and sweet as an English prim
rose, who cherished for Lord Cecil a
love such a» she would have given her
Cecil's pleasant dreams were broken
by a slight altercation at the door
The faithful James was barring the
way of an importunate visitor.
"You may show the lady in, .Tames,"
Cecil said quietly, and there entered a
woman of shabby sjenteel appearance,
whose first words disclosed the profes
"Give the lady £5. .lames." Cecil di
rected. interrupting a plaintive tale
■with a courteous how, and resumed th -
reading of h'.s letter.
Cecil was reading the postscript of
Robert's note. It ran:
The beastly bank people keep writing
that I have overdrawn £471 Just when I
need new polo ponies Adil that much to
my allowance this quarter, like n good
old nunkie, will you? ROB.
Cecil rose, glancing at James. aud
bis hat and cane were immediately
placed in his hands. Then he strolled
out. an indulgent smile hovering about
bis lips, but James, examining the con
tents of a battered rash box, sighed
and shook his head in troubled thought.
At the comfortable house which Rose
had maintained since her majority a
year before, with the nominal ibaper
ouage of an ancient and vague relative.
Lord Cecil was affectionately greeted
by the happy girl. A few minutes aft
erward Hubert entered, ami Hose hur
ried away to prepare for her journey
to the country.
"Aw. that bank thing, y' know, un
cle!" Bob suggested casually. "The
silly asses have sent me another no
tice. It's positively a nuisance. By
Jove, one would think they needed the
"Thanks awfully, sir," he said a few
minutes later as he carelessly pocketed
the check Lord Cecil handed him. "If
Rose doesn't hurry we shan't catch the
express. I'm goln' to see ber on. of
course, only I wish I could run down
with her, but I'm on duty this after
Just ten mlnntes later Rose entered
nnd was conducted by the two men to
the waiting cab. .Cecil said good by
and walked away, his heart. In Its own
peculiar way. as light as that of the
When off duty that evening Bob
sought his club. The center of inter
est In the smoking room appeared to
be a guest about whom a jovlnl group
had gathered. Some one called to Bob.
and he was introduced to M. Lemolne.
who greeted him with an easy and
"Don't know who he Is, really, bnt
seems to be a gentleman." a young
lancer Informed Robert. "Count or
baron or something, I believe. Rather
good fun." ,
Into the careless conversation some
one dropped the name of the Countess
Lurovlch, and M. Ijemoine broke Into
"The countess! Ah! The womon
glorious! Of a charm, I assure you.
and of camaraderie to make one of de
light. Ton do not know her? Them I
shall present you. At once! She hon
ors me with her friendship, and her
friend's friends are hers, this so -won
"Bhall we try It on?" the lancer ask-
Ed aside, grown suddenly reserved.
"Might be somethin' of n lark," Bob
replied. "I'm for it."
"Right-o!" the lancer acquiesced,
and a few moments later M. Lemolne
was gayly conducting a Rmall party
from the club. Robert was not soon to
forget his first meeting with the wo
man who moving in that peculiar
world which, without being of it. touch
es garments with the world of rank
and fashion, the doings of which sway
thrones and trouble nations, but con
cerning which few know ought, and
those have bought knowledge with
sorrow. In a burst of confidence a cer
tain royal personage had once descrlb
ed the countess as the most fascinating
woman in Europe and the one most
slrnble to avoid. To Robert, aglow
with youth and love that can even see
a diamond In a bit of broken glass
ihinir.g in the glitter, she was simply
As the countess looked into big eye*
r strange tiling happened. For the
first time in her life this woman, for
whom a hundred men hod broken their
hearts and suffered shame aud death,
felt a swift thrill of emotion.
"He is ki love with love and some
girl, not you." her keeu, cold brain
whispered. "You must bind htm with
other chains than those of chance cir
"We will sit here awhile, mon ami.
and become acquainted," she said as
she languidly tank into a screened di
van. On a table within easy reach were
glasses and liquors. "Drink, young
warrior," slip quietly laughed, motion
ing for Robert to take his place beside
And the most fascinating woman in
Europe exerted herself as never be
fore. even in those days when crowns
"Wi will «it her* awhile, mon ami,"
had been pawns in her games; also
the liquors were potent, and Bob drank
"We had best join the others now,"
she said. "They play a little game for
friendship. We will try our fortunes,"
she added, and Robert followed dazedly
to the small adjoining room from which
came ihe whir of a roulette wheel.
"I tell you I don't want to play,"
Robert declared sullenly, but the
countess pouted, and peevishly he
placed a small bet.
"Welcome, mou brave!" i<emolne
called merrily. "Behold. I an—what
you would say?—run this game." And
he spun the wheel.
Swiftly the lure of the game clutched
upon Robert's senses. His stakes be
came larger. The hour grew late, and
the guests had dwindled to a handful.
Three hours later Bob awoke as from
a fevered dream and from bloodshot
eyes stared at Lemoine. who swiftly
ran up a column of penciled figures.
"Monsieur owes the game £3.800," he
said quietly. "Does he wish to place
Bob laughed recklessly.
"I'll go yon once more ,lu»t to nee if
the luck will turn. My bet is £200," he
The wheel spun.
"Monsieur ix unfortunate tonight"
Leinolne smiled. "Another occasion
perhaps! Meanwhile," he shrugged
slightly and offered Robert paper and
fountain pen. "monsieur's note of de
nutnd will be entirely adequate."
Almost stupidly Rol>ert took the prof
fered pen and wrote an I. O. U. pay
able on demand for £4.000. The trap
As he was leaving the Countess. Lu-
whispered in Robert's ear:
"Do not worry for the little debt. He
follows my commands and will not
press for paymtmt, for thou art to be
my deflr friend."
The countess' promise that fbe debt
would not be pressed was to Robert
like a reprieve to a condemned man,
and bis spirits rose instantly. Grati
tude served to revive his failing inter
est In the woman. They parted si-
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The "affair" of Robert and the count
ess was very shortly the subject of
merry jest in the clubs, and news of I;
presently reached Cecil. To him it wa;.
a matter of crushing bitterness. lie
knew that at best it would end in mis
err for both Robert and Rose and pos
sibly for the boy disgrace if not death.
The Count I.urovich. who had for
some time past been abroad, was a
torious duelist, a dead shot and madly !
jealous. Of the debt Robert had in
curred Cecil as yet knew nothing. As
preliminary to any action toward end ;
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In? the affair Lord Cecil arranged that
he lie presented to the countess. Dur
I ing bis formal call no reference what
ever was made to tlie young guards
man. and It wns apparently without ri>
suit. Yet in subsequent events It was
of tremendous consequences, for he
was seen by Paron von Mnyer as he
left the co-*-'" • ' V-.ti-io.
To Be Continued.
1,800 Cigarmakers Go to Work
Reading, Pa.. Deo. 3. —Eighteen hun
i dred cigarmakers ami helpers in this
| city, who had been idle for some time,
returned to work yesterday. The 600
hands thrown out ot' work by the tiro
three weeks ago at the Vocum Broth
ers' plant resumed work and the 10. al
Eisenlohr factory, employing 600 more,
Boulder Kills Miner
Pottsville, Pa., Doc. 3.-—Thomas
rhincan, about 50 years old, was in
stantly killed at the Eagle Hill col
liery east of Port Carbon yesterday bv
a big boulder which fell from the top.
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