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CHAPTER XI X.--Continul, 22-- through--and the next morning, as early as Crink set out for relleL back an enormous bun- from Mrs. Weatherstone's, as well for the two weeks And that day far outdistanced as dinner in acceptability little Penflelds. Mrs Penfleld opened the bun- that Crtnk had brought, silo was to find that It did not contain clothing as usual, but silks and colored fabrics, a far difficult washing, However. she it the following morning, ' because It was cloudy, , a slight wind. '/'he delicate arti- cles could be hung in the yard and would dry quickly. must be collected, since who had been away were now home again. Penfleld flew from one thing to washing, collecting rent. the silk curtains and era- on the line, changing them might dry as quickly evenly as possible. She must get before closing time. t the midst of all this busHe, Gus- Bosley came in, bringing a small won't take It." She Mrs, Penfield's objection. ot to leave it wlth you." it," said Mrs. Penfleld me uneasy. You'd box. Ain't any- safe here if a burglar should notion to come. I'm sorry, but feel like taking--" [n't take it." interrupted Bosley. With s tl,htning move- reached through the open placed the package apple-box cupboard. "The re. on my head. Thank you." out of the house, well ahead who followed, pro- teng, as soon :m she had snatched p the package. - Displeased but conquered, she took the package back and dropped It in her old suitcase. She was in far too geat a hurry to do anything else at It crossed her mind that nerves must be going her; but in that case, the. box was the logical solution. hurried to the yard and quickly the silken articles from the She could not go downtown leave'them outside, oven with the "bern. As abe came lanced to see what time it her breath in dismay. was closed ! stared blankly at the never simle Under {'he partlculari} because one' head, mentally or aCtually, to compensate for tle tilting. Otherwise. one might fail Into error frmn long with normal clocks. "How did I ever /ll:ke such a blun- gasped. "I'm twenty rain- and I didn't know It I read wrong when I looked : time. My goodness land, now I've money in the house. Like- valuables more or less ao much dlff'rnnce as I later that same afternoon Gerahline was secured by a wlne leash fastened around one yen an airing in the drlve FII Caesar needed erercise, t Bonnie flequent the driveway, the germ8 my admiration that the windows of which had before "Never mind, LetHe," reproved Mrs. Penfleld quietly, as she came into the room. "I'm very sorry to have kept you waiting, Mrs. Weatherstone." Subdued, Lettle pushed back the box and withdrew to a corner, watch- ins her beloved Penzle with specula- tive wonder. There was a subtle change In Mrs. Penfield's manner, even in her way of speaking. Lettle felt It, but dould not know the cause. With- out realizing it herself, Mrs. Penfleld had reverted to the days when she had had a real home and had re- ceived callers on a basis of genial equality, vastly different from her en- forced experience in The Custard Cup, an environment which was far from encouraging to niceties in speech and bearin. . Her manner was as self-possessed ae usual, but touched with a gracious reserve that would have been fatal in her lntercourm In alarm. "Walt tlll I get Bonnie Ger- aldine out of the way." With one daintily shod foot on the running hoard, the lady paused. She swayed slightly. Her hurry seemed to desert her. "What ?" she gasped. "What-- who---" "Bonnie Geraldine," repeated Lettle. "Wait till I wind up her rope and kind o' pull her in. If you was to tl:lp In it, you might throw her." The lady's beautiful dark eyes fol- lowed the length of shop-twine to the bunch of speckled feathers, now con. slderably agitated by the general com- motion and also by Lettie's zealous reefing in. "Do you call that--that hen--Bonnie Geraldine?" "Uh-huhy beamed Lettte, flattered by this attention to her pet. "Ain't It a grand name? I took it from two swell girls. She'- going to be a society hen when she grows up." The lady appeared to be having trouble about breathing. Her gloved hand fluttered at her throat, loosed the sable scarf. She stepped to the ground. "Don't you think you might call your heo something more---more ap- propriate?" she inquired, with greater composure. Lettle shook i,er head violently. "Suits me. They're the swellest folks I know, and--" "Oh. then you know these people?" Lettle tossed her head in disdain at this literalness` "I hain't seen 'era, if that's what you mean; but golly, I've seen their clo'es. Swellest clo'es you ever saw. I have to hang 'round the yard and watch 'era when they're dry- Ing, 'cause somebody might snitch 'era : and ifthey shouldLandy greet Goshens, it'd bust The Custard Cup to pay for 'eat." The lady's interest had waned. She was looking fixedly at the child's rag- ged blue chambray. Lettie. with light- ning reaction, resented the scrutiny. "What's the matter with this hera rig?" she asked feelingly. "Its familiarity," murmured the lady. "The same and yet not the same! Will you tell me where Mrs. Penfleld lives?" Lettie. now cuddling the eawk-cawk- lug Bonnie Geraldine In her thin arms. sprang" forward, her great black eyes shining with excitement. "Jlmlny, do you mean it? Are you rally coming to see us? Great gns, ain't that the darndest good luck l Ev'rybody "round'll be Jealous when they see what a caller we roped in. Follow me I" ith an air of importance as ex-pan- siva as a drum m,-or's, Lettle darted in-front of the limousine lady and led the way toward Number 47. But at the entrance to the alley they ran Into a youngster with auburn halr trod big blue eyes that opened wide and wider In delighted am:,ement, lie was wearing the pink plaid which had been made down from a garment once worn by Miss Bonnie Weatherstone. The lady stopped short. "Who--- who is this?" "It's Thad," elucidated Lettie, some- what impatient over this superfluous detail. "He's my little brother--or he would be if he was any related at all. Here, Thad. take Bonnie Geraldine 'round to her coop and be sure and fasten the slats. She's a precious hen, so you look lively or you'll have me to reckon with. Now--" As she slid the big door on its ereakihg wheels, she turned her attention again to the caller "you hain't told me who you are. I gotta tell I'enzle." "Oh, yes. Tell her, Mrs. Weather- stone." LeHle paused with the door half open. "Holy smoke l" she gasped. "You don't mean lt.l Land, I'm glad to see you at last. Come right along In, and set anywhere you like. That there chair's the best one, though, If you ask me. I'll speak to PeuzieY She darted Into the kitchen, closing the door be!dud her with great fore- thought. She returned lmmlately. "Penzie'll be in right away," she re- ported. "She's ironing somep'n mad can't stop in the middle. Just make yourself to home." Launching this formal hospitality with onIy the vaguest Idea of Its sig- nificance, she was contented when Mrs. Weatherstone merely coAtinwe0 to sit. LetHe made conversation. "How's your health. Mrs. Wrath'stone[', The lady's llps danced, but she an. swered as a lady should, "I'm very well, thank you. How are you?" "Oh, me!" returned Lettle Jauntily. Mortality Rate : for Men Lower Women Fast Losing the re. the corresponding years, an light Is thrown on the possible factors by con- Ire also the ages at which the tn.lh enza epidemic made Its greatest m- roads and in which tuberculosis showed the most pronounced decrease during the last decade. It is entirely conceivable, comments the statistician, that each one of these three items played an lmportaut part in the phe- nomenon under consideration. Atten- tion has been repeatedly called in re- cent years to the excessive mortality among women from causes incidental to pregnancy and child-bearing, these vantage They Formerly Had, Statisti0s Show. --Washington.Women ave fast losing the advantage which they have poe- sassed In the past of a lower rate of mortality than men, It la indicated by life insurance statistic The excess mortality of men over women. It Is said, has been one of the supposed fixed relationships in vital statlstlc In the United States the death rate of males has always beau found to be higher than that of tamales at every age period from birth till death and this condition has pre- vailed quite generally throughout the civilized worhL In recent years, how- ever, the mortality of females has actually been hgher than that of slderatton of the age periods of life excesslre maternal death rates having where these changes were most pro- sho-a, It Is Bald. the greatcat reluc- nounced, tance toward Improvement_ Greatest at Child-Bearing Age. It Is shown that among white per- sons the excess of female mortality was entirely limited to the ages of twenty to thirty-four in 1921 and to fifteen to thirty-four In 1920. Among the negroes it occurred between the ages of ten and thirty-four In 19"21. ten and twenty-four in 1919 and one and thirty-four in i920. After age of thirty-five the male mortality has con- tinued to be higher than the female throughout the rest of life. The ages, says the report, are deft- nitely those of child-bearing. They The influenza epidemic, beginning with 1918. it Is thought, may have been the exciting cause fo much of this increased maternal mortality, It having been noted early In the influ- enza outbreaks that women at the child-bearing ages suffered excessively from the disease. This condition has been marked with cacti new outbreak of influenza. It Is further brought forward that there Is no queatlem as to the greater reduction o! tubercu- losis mortality among males than among femalee and this Is strikingly marked in the ages under considers. ties. tlmt staring, stopped contained a dark-blue t cunningly formed of dark. She was tall and slender, features and creamy sable scarf; she car- Most evidently she yHan Eatt If Before the chauffeur o, Amer- she had lea? Mrs. Weatheretono $prang to Her FeL with tenants who assumed speriortty lest some,ne treat them as Inferior. Mrs. Wea therstone, being a cultured woman, was undisturbed by thoughts of comparison. Therefore Mrs. Pen- field could meet her on her own groun , Mrs. Weatherstone proceeded at once to her errand. "I have Just dis- covered tltat one of the maids gae mes among the Industrial policy- holders of the insurance ompanies In the United States and Canada. In 1911 the mortality of white males insured in one company was more than 13 per cent higher than among female& While the actual excess In male mor- tallty varied somewbat from year to year, the condition continued up to and including 1918. Change Also Noted In Negro Rac. The year 1919 was ma-ked by a sudden drop to about 5 per cent, end by 1920 a reversal in the relationshlp had become a fact, with the female mortality 2.6 per cent above that of males. In 1921 it was 1 per cent higher. In 1922. the condition was again changed to an excess of 1.2 per cent in male mortality over that of females. In the negro race the difference between the death rate of the two sexes was never so strikingly marred, but. nevertheles between 1912 and 1918 the excess of male mortality was continuous, varying from 2 to about 10 per cent. The year 1919 was the first year in which the mortality of females actually exceeded that for males, and this condition has contin- ued since, including the year I The fact tha reversa; appears among both white and negro lives Is considered significant. Very similar relationships In the mortality rates of males and females are apparantiy in- dicated, it Is pointed out, in the fig- urea for the registration area during Wfl00 Use Gas in Future Wars Entire Armies Will Be Put Sleep and Made Prisoner, Says U. S. ChemisL to history, one will find that the vic- torious geueral conquered nls enemy usually because of the fact that he so chose his position as to have his flank protected by Hver, mountain range or New York.Whole armies put to some naturally strong barrier. sleep and taken prisoner in gas war- "Much of the strategy of these bat. fare Is by no means an Impossibility ties consisted In maneuvering so as 25 years hence, Col. Raymond F. to obtain the advantage of posltinn. Bacon, chief of the technical division With the use of gas It Is possible to of the chemical warfare service, A. E. [ saturate a piece of ground so that no troops can cross it. and thus make an F., says in a description of the pos- sibilities of the future art of war made public by the American Chem- ical society. The $2,000,000 spent on the research organization did more toward winning the war, Colonel Bacon asserts, than any $200.000.000 spent In other ways. Great Leson of the War. One of the greatest lessons of the war has so far gone almost unhaeded, according to Colonel Bacon, who con- tinues: "To say the use of gas in warfare must be abolished is almost the same as saying that no progress must be made in the art of warfare toward making It more efficient or more hu- mane. "If one reads of the great battles of Gompers Bust for Garment Workers your son the wrong bundle. I sup- pose you know it was a mistake." "A mistake!" Mrs` Penfleld re- peated the phrase In surprise, "No, I dldn't know there was a mistake.  "You didn't? Why, didn't you get the silk hangings and that embroid- ered bedspread?" "Yes, but I s'posed you intended to send 'era." A look of alarm came into Mrs. Weatherstane's face. "What did you do with them?  Her voice was tense with suppressed anxiety. "I washed them. Right now I was Ironing--" Mrs. Veatherstone sprang to her [ - _ feet. "You washed them !" she repeat- ed, shocked and incredulous. "Do you mean that you put them into wa- ter ?" Mrs. Penfleld blinked. "S]ra I dlC. ] 'ny not ?" "Into water I My choicest hangings ! How could you do it? You should have known there was a mistake. Those things were to be dry cleaned. /'d gathered, up everything because we're doing the house over and re- furnishing. But water ! Why--" "What's the matter with water?" demanded Mrs. Penfi,ltL thougitfully puzzled. "Dry cleaning ain't half so cleansing, and things don't smell so good, either.'" "I know that, bat It's a slight mat- ter compared with ruining--" "Ruining ! Do you s'pose for a mln- ate. Mrs. Weatherstone. that I ruined your hangings and--- Why. I shouldn't have touched 'era if I hadn't been sure what I could do. They're !ooking fine." Mrs. Weatherstone's shoulders re. laxed; the tension In her bearing blended Into her usual graqe. "What do you mean?" she asked weakly. "I'll show you, but you'll hae to come Into the kitchen." She led the Moses W. Dykaar, who has made busts of the late Champ C1arlL Alex- ander Bell and ex-Vlce President Thomas 11. Marshall, completing a aat of Samuel Gompers in his office at the headquarters of the American Federation of Labor. The bust was made for the lady garment workers of New Yorlv. WELL DUG BY WASHINGTON IN USE AFTER 167 YEARS Water Still Being Taken From H01e He OrUled in 1756. Winchester, Va.Wushlngton's well in the four-month drought that threat- ened such seflous consequences to the Shenandoah valley did not fall In the mlsalon intended for it by the then CoL George .Wasbington. constructor and commandant of Fort Leaden. Winchester. In 1756, with the IPreneh and Indians moving slowly from the west, Winchester, then an outpaet of English civilization, was threatened, and Colonel Washington. afterward- general and President of the new re- public, was ordered by General luP den, commander-In-chief of the End- llsh troop of America. to construct a fort. able. Within the boundaries are sltu- ated the Fort Louden seminary and a number of private homes. In the yard of a home next to the seminary Is the Washington well. No greater monu- ment to that &merican hero ema be found. The well Is 183 feet deep, drilled through solid rock. It Is about 8/s to 4 feet In diameter and every Inch done by hsnd; not even an expioslv was used. 80 much trouble did the engineer have In obtaining the right temper for the steel that he brought from his old home at Mount Vernon his private blacksmith. There is no record of how long It required to dig the wellnot more than three or four months at the meal The history of Winchester records that for 167 Years the old well has "I,m as strong as a cow. I've made as many's twenty trips today, 1 way and potted to a spread, thrown A Portion of the embankment contlnnally funotloned and has never guess." across a line. It was of cashmere thrown up by Washington IS still I- been i,lluted. A short time ago. In 8aid Mrs, Penflald Mrs. Weatherstone seemed not to be st!n, woven in India end embrold- and the line of fhe fort ts trace- Per oer the te .... fitmlllar with the phrnseology of ered- ............. tact. placing a concrete co wta uellcate SHg8 in a ralaeG dumps. Her, dark eyes strayed to a ,'-tt---- ........... - 8o Letrie ---'-'--b - ,, nunurens ann hundreds of ,. yo. mov,ug, ,nqu,-00 Valua ,,apomon Letter _._,,hA some perplexity - Io ; Hand-made eald "Land no,' erled LetHe In astonish, field casaall-  - Mrs. Pen- , y. "-a'ney don't usa any I e meat. Them  why them are beds. others for tha-*-' .... ,, , t tuu or work onn Lo'ok here !' She sprang up and gave (T B UED ) thai .... " - ,. of a ORIGIN OF MAYAS UNDISCOVERED Vary Of. Opinions Held, but No POol- [ illsatlon of Yucatan w-s -' Proof Has Ever Been i u tne Imrent of  i tlvs 'that of uJgyp-- t---s0me AmeHc--an Colum." : : :::" Brought=F--ird. bl::dg Africa.evidently-dled over aud :::: ,':i:,. --J. :, Archeologists have wrangled war r I-:}: ITm to where the Mayas came from. And :then again the Atlantis Cane" " ...... =' " 'tan from -the mouth, some said of the anc|ents that a great continent the north The reaemblaneeof was once ovemvheimed gradually by ogiyphs and some of thetr what Is now the Atlantic ocean, say Pe and carving to those of that the Maya and Toltec civilizations I Ept led to the conJec- are ao mystery to them, Inasmuch as of the norton they have esoteric Information to the artificial barrier for the flank or pro- tect the lines of Communication. More- over, these artificial barriers can be kept barriers for Just as short a time as the strategy of the particular bat- tle demands. "These are but hints, but show the tremendous unexplored POeslbllitie of gas In warfare. "One can easily imagine the aitua. t[on at the time the fighting was hand to hand with the spear or the sword, and gunpowder was first Introduced. which in those day, perhaps, permitted the antagonists to fight at a range of 100 or 200 yards. There must have been a great outcry as to prohibiting the horrible new mode of warfare, and it must have been felt that it was very unfair to stand off 200 yards rather than to meet in COmbat man to man. "But no one looking back on that period would attempt to ay it was possible to have Atayed the hand of progress and 4o have prevented by any legislation or agreement the use of gunpowder In warfare. "Moreover,- the consensus of opinion today would be that the hand-to-hand fighting with Pear and sword was more cruel and Inhumane thsn the fighting with the gun and the bullet. Similarly, at the present time we can- not effectually stay the progres;, of science, and to attempt to do se Is not only unwise but la also prevent- ing the poss/bll/tlea of a really more humane type of war.  Woman Judge in raafilngton. Wsshlngton`Mlss Mary Oroele. one of the five Judges of the munlcllml court here, first became interested in the law while employed as a court porter In New York city. Represent 29 Nationalitlee. t Vancouver.  'lNventy-nlne different nationalities are represented among the pupils attending one public school in Vancouver, British Colombia. If a man is wedded to art he Is apt to find the dowry unsatisfactory. of the well during the excavation. there was dug out  four-inch solid cannon ball of chaPeoal Iron. A the Principle Furnae at Prindpto, ML. was the only furnace malting this class of metal prior to the Revolution, it is reasonable to supple fhst Wshlnlp ton obtained his armament from this p,aca, owned hy his two uncles, whe as s youn man. he lind stndled tim manufnetuPe of I Blind Man Has Read Bible Through 15 Times Middletown, Conn.--The feat of raading the Bible through 15 tlmm 1= raised print has been completed b Urban L. Penney, a blind man of Win- sted. It has taken him almost fl/ty years to complete the tssk. He h=m "DIVINING SOLVE Gleam of Victim's Haunts Slayer Officer. BURIED BODY Blrmlngham. barred window of door, on its drab gray donie grin of gold man's Jaw haunts farmer, as he begins term for slaying Deputy Trultt. of Birmingham. of walking with the by a confession of his bring relief to followed him behind Hill killed the veallng his ising protection to the Sardonic Grin Haunts boys, according to tession` The officer's body in a shallow grave in remained there for Haunted by Go4d No one saw the bt pected Hill of the vision of the man's dirt was thrown on the stayed with HIlL dn mad. Then a rare bit of to Hilt one day. Gold arrived In the countY. mysterious "divining pealed gold under the Hill feared that the opened when the rod dead man's gold teeth. Then he dug up the the teeth, and buried new grave was fould. rested, and flmally tried and given a life Boy Sets Fire to When ar Brooklyn.--3ames SlY, and motherless, was a ] schoolboy to get ing paper balls In his School 5 In Tlllary last spring. That was In Children's court, xpulsion. The boy was In court set fire to the schoOl 19. and after he did o manded him for an physicians. -SomethUg with him," the boy g Daisy Sly, said. The t ties, Deputy Fire MarsbJ questioned the lad. wa seemed to agree. He l room catalogued, at le ws an abnormal boY. 31z was thls: "I did it for reve kids were taken back a of us had been fired, ut I wanted to burn up th: nobody conid go there. "Talr enough," said I old man who sat in t now Started out to read the tUhle through for the sixteenth time, at. though some of the volumes are la tatters In places from much handUtMg. Mr.. Peaney learned the raised type at 00titu-on in 00oston in tha Lea,, ovar t.y tm trom the late Dr. 8amue/ G. ....... had mS - one day. When I w=,- , --'--'--"---------- band threw me ot  P II$$illlllillillllllll sta away until mY h w rlumpDacJKel ,almon t eam-t. The court or" ,; Run Breaks Record, ,' ton.e his wife .d " I Beillbam, Woes.,--Humpback I in their .... ; mimon have become w abua- t .... , I dant here that tha eam=, --- :  8avsa w-,-,h | refunw to t. th.-- =;"_" ! SunbuIT. pa.--J .o,. . pea  The ca has ! ........ 1 ; derlin,,,a  "m .....   ! nee tmlta respo,., at - . eentL Not , ....... v, I e anticiPating tomb t ........ ' .... l!z a omtt - b | a targe ruu sa has appeared, I ia tn al H w. ! most of the cexmeHes did not I trmm. : : put aH of thelr machinery Into |  , workin order, mad did not pro- : -.=-- ,. FOOt ! tat I vide nearly Io many cans as ! e. ...... nd M d. WO " I umoerla , | - Uld be rqulred to take we a ,I,, o ,i....... Into his f'. : , ot o00,ed. ' k ' .oa thorn '" ! ,, ,,,,--,,- ,,,,,,,,-I= b .. ,,Tdintef Ve _ Ut asmatq-- Crewls From Crib to Death. mild. Boffalo, N. Y.--Crawllng out of his Baby Caught effect that they were founded by eul ..... - , crib at h borne In this city, tW.p Defiance. tureo- refugees'' from- the catastrophe Of Vtlll iolnmervlr||e,; daughter. . , ol  .'%" otttmerv|lie. , ltvlne in the old town year-ol-d Pa 8alisburg ellmbed-'to between the of eetrmrt, Coan., m ctean|ng an okl tint of Na leon m Jo. the railroad of Aflanrls, whleh they Identify wlth i se hIne fou p po and le prom tracks and sat down on a wall, Ronsld P nd an original letter 0f Napoleoa whie membera talL e ahTa u and other Inudatlons ': k m n ...L.,... at N   ..._ h of lanco-mer- H wa_..11.overuyatrallL Both choked to .-t' .... = ........ i : . .  ! ---:,,,u ew uaven vame atlWt]r tel havln= lmmrtam tumrl,,, em tim lm, a were ,,-,* , ..,a i.. a,_, .... . , ._ !gl,- ..... . .... - - tS later, bed bile M, ! r . , DHver of Phlladelphia.--rh tee bile bandits in a crashed Into a tree was shot through chasing police. Carl thief, was driving other occupants car in time to avoid the man w Injured in ti other esca ?he courtroom. Sawyer for you."