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woov00 mmmm00pz r. Custar(l Cup By FLORENCE BINGHAM LIVINGSTON CHAPTER X IX---Continued, --23--- Weatherstone's eyelids lifted involuntary surprise. Mrs. Pen- but made no explanation. in a wealthy fmlly had this knowledge; but she al- information to stand alone. Mrs. Weatherstone would have : "I'd only Just begun to iron the ba!igings," continued Mrs. Penfleld + presently. She held up a length of 'ose silk embroidered Ina scattered self color. Mrs. Weather- off her glove and felt el. She shook her head. have believed It could It's marvelous. Do you mmm, Mrs. Penfleld, that you washed and the spread In the water, as white embroideries?" I'd have ruined 'era that I washed 'am with s Did you say a bag like flls one." Mrs Penfleld the cupboard a small half filled with a oft IVeatherstone felt of that, too, was still puzzled. m It something that you buy'/" aughed. "Oh, no I 'era myseff. It's a mixture of t" cried Mrs. Weatherstoue, her hand In a gesture of "Don't you tell me it." rd Just as soon you'd not." :"Don't you tell me--or anybody else. you tell a soul what's in It." Mr Penfleld gazed at her In silent 0u remember what I say, Keep It see why," said Mrs. Pen- '`it's Just something I "out, and it's been wonderful the children's dresses. I can keep as bright as ever--ff it ain't begin with. I stumbled on It by accldenL nnd then I experl- I got the right ingredients and " Just it," nodded Mrs. Weath- "and you've worked out a that Is ahead of the commit. keep your own coun- a man I know who laundyies. I'll have yOU." righted Mrs. "Oh. if It could thought of that. And II [ you. I always knew 3"00 were. l Mrs. Weatherstone's glnnce traveled around the bare kitchen ; rest- who had followed silent- to Thad, who had padded yard .... She bit her lips, unwelcome conclusion about had forced Its mind. .I was Impatient, Mrs. she apologized, as they went Into the, "but I never you were so skillful." She as she spoke. do walt a minute, please," "That sounds whistle. He'd be so glad yo !" In at the btg door, Crink tU  Vred overcoat, putting Off his Little and Thad tn their were dressed according to sunshine and the really mltd tern- but Crank. comlug In contact the outside world, was dressed to the calendar month of nominally winter. Crtnk," said Mrs. Penfleld" ,, "Crlnk, ain't it grand to see ?, say t" Crlnk stepped for- egeriy. "I wanter Shrink you for Gee, it's a dandyl good last winter, lint turned It, ain't nobody better." turned Get'airline's coat l  mur- Weathervtoue. Why, I imagine It wasn't new." on her glove, she became gra- tlonal. "Crank, my that you and Little twins? You're about the same coloring Is so different t" we ain't twins. I'm most I don't know how old Little Is, d you say, PansieS' younger," mulled "Only a few months, know we're guesing your age, too. 'Prox- o very well for all three a hedp of things more paused with her clasp Of the glove she to fasten. Her dark but her liPS her expres- t mine at all origin- } related Y' adopted "era." In of the Mrs. Wentht. jes. It wasn't and I herstone, WaD across room where furniture mot conceal- She left the table as it stood and hur- ently might have been rled to Mrs. Enslow's. "Yes," repeated Mrs, Weatherstone Half an hour later, when the baby softly, "you couhL" was relieved, Mrs. Penfield went back Crlnk plunged Into defense. "You to her Interrupted routine. She don't understa,L Mrs. Weatherstone," switched on the light and began clear- he said earnestly. "It ain't a bit as lug the table---stopped in the act of you're thlnking. We get along fine-- lifting a plate. Her eyes had fallen honest, we do. I earn some money on a chair overturned on the floor of now, and a lot of old veg'tables and things. And we always have lots to cat--that is, all except last week. and their---then we got along. But that's the only time. We always have grand spreads--two kinds to ev'ry meal. and sometimes--" He caught a warning glance from Mrs. Penfleld and stopped in confusion. "Golly, what're you folks talking about?" burst out Lettle vdth violence. "Who ever thought we didn't have the swellest eats? Best chow on theCoast t Never was anybody like Penzle. Lords', she's got me solid. I'd die 'fore I'd get h'isted outs here. You'd Just oughter--" "Children  children--" reproved the living room. A slight thing, but it had happened while she had been gone. While all the fumlly had been gone ! Her heart stood still as she thought of the money which she had failed to deposit that afternoon. More than two hundred dollars! It had totally slipped her mind in the excitement of the Enslow catastrophe. She dreaded to look in the suitcase. Seconds passed while she stared at the overturned chair, paralyzed by dread. At last she nerved herself to investigate. The front door was still locked, but the back door had been left open, that the children might enter when they re- turned. Mrs. Penfleld" who by quieter, more She went Into the bedroom. The unobtrusive means had been unable to suitcase was on the floor. Tim rickety cheek this torrent of gratuitous expla- old fasteners were undone. nation. "I'm 'shamed of you." Mrs. Weathersone made no comment on the intimate revelations. She gath- ered. up her muff and moved toward the door. "Will the hangings be ready tomor- row, Mrs. Penflehl? Then I'll send for them; you won't have to fold them so much In that case. And I shall speak to Mr. Crashaw. I'm sure he'll come The envelope of bills was gone. So was Gussle Bosley's package. Mrs. Penfleld sank back on the floor by the suitcase, faint and sick. Her blood seemed to have stopped. The room whirled. She was hanging over a chasm . . black ruln ..... Crink came In. "Where's Thad" Penzle? Ain't he here ?" 'rhad :" repeated Mrs. Penfleld" still In a daze. "Yet;. He'n mmy were playing In the Catterbox back yard. and Thad came home for his spools, Timmy waited for  till Mrs. Catterbox called hlm In. He spoke to me outa the window." "My goodness ! We must find him how. It's 'most dark." They went through the house, look- ing In bunks on the chance that Thad _ might be hiding, moving'boxea behind which no one could be concealed. They ,./l_mr searched In the hack yard, in ilia driveway. No Thud! Mrs, Penfiehl was alarmed. "Crlnk, we must find him. Must !" "Cracky, yes," cried Crlnk. "We couldn't live 'thout Thud." They separated, each taking a side of the driveway and ringing doorbells in rotation. Some oe was at home in every flat---except the Bosley's, where the window wr dark and the eve- nlng paper was sUII o the steps. But no one had seen Thad since he had left Tlmmy Catterbox. '['hey went up and down /lie side- walk outside The Custard Cup, through all the yards once more, through Number 47. Lettle bounded In. She had known that Crink had rung Mrs. Sanders' bell, looking for Thud, but it had taken a few minutes for this information to turn into anxiety in her mind. "Have they found him?" she de- manded. The silence answered her. They had all loved Thad" but no one had real- Ized how large a place he held. Mrs. Penfleld stood in the middle of the room, dazed, unable to see the next move to make. I-r face was chalky white. Her brown eyes lqoked black; they burned with a fierce fire. She had totally forgotten the lo of the money. She had not even mentioned it to the children. What was money compared with Thad. the baby that she had hived as If It had been herb by blood ? LetHe had never n her idolized Penzle look like that, had never seen her wffbdrawn from the wys of inSthe h. A mighty impulse surged up child to make her Penzle happy again ; and it was as tf the.rising tide of that Impulse lifted a recollection. fallen In one corner of her bratn, and bore it to the surface. Her mind was illumined with conviction. "I'll get him, Penzie; I'll get him," he screamed, waving her arm wildly and dashing toward the door. Mrs. Penfleld sprang forward and caught the child by the shoulder. "You stay right here, Little. Ain't no use startlng off at random. Pm going to Mrs. Catterbox'a to telephone the IS- lice, and--" "Leggo !" cried Little, working her lean shoulder madly In the effort to free herself. "Leggo ! I'll get him.  -Little--  '%eggo ! I gotta get him." The trail eottan tore under Mrt ttenfleld's grasp. Lettle had wrenched tel f loosn. "Don't you worry, Pengle, darling," e ehrleked, as she darted toward the 6x'. '`i know where he Is. I'll get him ; 1"11 get him." The Eovelope of Bills Was Gone. to see you. Good-by--and Hapt)y New Year." With a charmfng smile she stepped down to the warped board that took the place of front porch. "We'll all go out with you," shouted Lettie, 'And'-come again whenever you can, won't you? It's been t'wful ant'rusting, seeing you.  The three chihiren rroped after her, prodigal with enterialning comment. delighted with the graciousness of her response. After she had stepped into the car, ihey stood watching, hand in hand. "Remember us to your daughters, won't you?" beamed Lettte, tn a ell- mtlcttc ecstasy of poUteness "Yes. thank you," returned Mrs. Weatherstone. not to be outdone. In the moment before the car start- ed. she looked again at the three chlb dren. in their made-over versions of clothlng,_that had come out of her household. She was unwittingly re- sponsible for the appearance which these tlree eager mites of humanity presented to their little world. "May the Lord forgive me," eh hought "for what I have done to ti innocent !" In The Custard Cup the aftemoo continued "to be unusual To her in- tense delight, Lettie was invited to have supper with Mrs. Sandersln. cited with thai spontaneous infol-mat. lty that Is dear to the heart of youngster. The rest of the family were at home, l!ngerlng aronnd the tabl when an emergency call came from Mrs. Ensiow's. The beh had met with an accident, painfully colnect with the hot stove. Crlnk was dispatched to  drg store for soothing remedit Mn Pen- field, agitated out of ot of her customary after-mippe rllllmt, was inveigled lnto permitting d to hunt up his chum. Tlmmy C WAS SMALL CAU00 FOR i HEROICS a ,,, __ w ,, Rego Work Rtllb# a  Moment, Aoot!dlnti lie llm Pier itplttt, Accompanying accounts of a  a a distant city, the local lmP af an Inland town blazed headltnea aerou its front page painting nceaes of rescue work by an erstwhile lnhabb tam. q wt, t, finally a tele ey wied to know wmt be dt how he fell whzlt he mild. hat the mayor Bald In shot% they wanted an oi petunlty to worship the,trret he At last came hls midst reply. .'Jere has been undue It given me for heroic rescue work. I am sup- to haw bee instrum,tal In assisting fair maidens from the flood- tsp'lty, smIll gently, "Y,,, This prodigal some ytrs In n low voice, "yon COUld" had qnit his post on the eoer tmr. There wa seam,  and Jonrm-yed to th4 mtstde the Interview that he dill mX World tn quest of opportunity. "fine In He felt the undercurrent dleti for / "no good end" at, nded thoughts and could onl an occasional rumor beloved Penzle was be- that was all Weath- dar?tng * ed Then the eel to ed rest. To be truthful, I hauled out three, but they were so small I threw them all back In agaln.'Ka ts City Star. Accommodating Ghost This Is 8aid to he the shortest ghoff story in the world : A lady awoke from ntln. sleep-feeling frightened: It was pitch OF 1--Dredging anthracite-from the Susquehanna river, for the Pennslva nta state capitol and other institutlon 2--Scene during the landing of Italian troops on the Greek island of Oorfu. 3---Flrecrest, 5-foot sloop in which Alalu Gerbault of France  the Atlantic alone. "Moo," Their Tals About NEWS REVIEW OF CURRENT EVENTS $ensatlonal Doings in O=n)r WaJton's War on the Klan in 0ah0ma. SIAE UNOER LIW Lglutue ilarm to Hold K 8e io--pln Now Ruled by Dtltt,. toe nd Dlrrte--iaidvn and Poirkar Con foe---ierke4ey, is 8we4t by FktmeL By E[TWARD W. PICKRD KLAHOMA has become the eas- ter of the war against the Ku kiux Klan. Developments there last week were sensational and the fu- ture is looked to not without some apprehension. Enraged by more of the floggings which are rasonabl sup- posed to be committed or Incited by the Klan, Gay, J. C. Walto annotmcod that a state of insurrection and rebel- lion against the laws and constituted authorities of the state existed, and therefore he proclaimed martial law for the entire state and ordered abso- lute martial law for Oklahoma City, Oklahoma county and Oreek county. Uni of the National Guard were called out and a military commission et up and began the examtaatlon and trial of civt.l thing that bins not been see in the United States for many year An order was issued prohibiting "all public meetings, publications, litera- ture and verbal expressions tending to create opposition to the enforcement Of martial law in Oklahoma county," and consequently the newspapers there have been cautious. However, the pub- llshers of several of the largest dailies in the state have signed and man3 of the papers have printed an addL-ess tothe people of the United States de- claring that "the supreme Issue in Ok- lahoma today is constitutlonal govern- ment or despotism," and asserting that "Governor Walton, by his acts, has attempted to nullify rights guaranteed under our Oonstitution, and to halt the lawful processes of republican gov- ernment." In another address the editors urged the members of the legislature to meet Immediately, and this Is what a largo number of the legislators have been plaaning to do. Walton says he will not permit It, an d is quoted as declar- ing that if the lawmakers assemble he will build a stockade and put them in it. Notwithstanding the threat, al- most a majority of the members of the lower house have signed and issued a call for a special" session for the purpoue of investigating charges against the governor of "repeated in- Juries, usurpations and blunders, evi- dencing the direct object of establish- b an absolute tyranny and despotism over the commonwealth." Walton has strong political support, made up of Farmer-Laborites, radical Democrats and a kind of lqenpartqsan league, but some of these, esperlatly the Laborites. do not take kndly to iartial law. The "Invisible empire" me ire not openly combating the gov. eraor methods, but are working un- cover with great energy, and t is bleved that in a measure they can ootrl . special session of the legls- !':-. Their fiery crosses continued to binge over certain bulldlng in Ok- lahoma ty until Thursday, when Walton ordered them struck down. Walto If he reads the rw Prom l'urop may seek to emulate Benit Mussolini and Gem lmo Rig bwt "if so he will have to learn that there is a-vast difference between the dltlons and peoples in Italy and ltm, tn and those m the United Static. lo dlctstorshllm are neoeary oe dlei'd n any of our commonwnlthL O FAR, the t'p d's of tb m1- ltary aristocracy of $11a Is alto- gether successful. Klng AHto, yId- Ing perforce to the revoluthmlNt, ere- ated a national dlrecorate and made "Primo Rlvera Its preldelt w1 virt ally diatorlal pgwer The poei- :tlons of premier and cabinet minlnters wra suppressed. The new gmverltment announced Its five prtncipa objectives as follows : First. to exterminate s3ndicallsm and other communist doctrines; Second" to crush the separatLst move- ment In Catalonia and Basque prov- Inces ; Third, to proeecute a victorious cam- paign in the Spanish zone in Morocco; Fourth, to establish an honesL effi- cient overnment ; Fifth, to make guUty politicis3as as well as offiee suffer foe the, big Me- lllla defeat Rivers called on the country to form" a "Gran Somaten" or militia pat- teimed closely after the Italian Fa cisti, to number 450,000. Wlth thiz or- gnnlzation, responsible to btm Mona, he propmes to protect the eatab- lished interests" of Spain. The In- ternatlonal Communists who have been flourishing in Barcelona and other Spanish cities nlnce the Russian agents began active work there In 1918, have realized that the game is up for the present at least, and have been fleeing from the country. Many of their lead- ers were caught and locked up last week. In pursuance of the plan for a vigorous campaign against the llioor- izh rebels the Spanish fleet on Wednes- day began to bombard the hills above Alhucemas bay with gas shells, to clear the way for the landing of a large expeditionary force. Generffl Alxpuru. the new commander in chief In Morocco, started to organize an of- fenslve on the western flanlL The Spaniards feel It necessary to demonstrate their ability to govern the Morocco zone at once, because in a few days the Tangier conference In London wlU open, when Spain will de- mired permtml0n to rule the Tangier zone. The United States Is Interested In that conference and has notified Great Britain, France and Spain that it will not accept any settlement of the future control of Tangier .which hinders the establishment there of American marine coaling and stung bases. An interesting story from Madrid says the old Spanish govern- ment was coductlng negotlatlons wlth England by whlch Gibraltar was to be traded by Great Britain for the valu- able harbors of Tangier, Ceuta and MelIlla and that news of thls reached the military leaders of Spain and has- tened the revolt. O COMPLETE the reoord of the dictators, it may be said that Pre- mier Mussolini of Italy is "sitting pretty" in his disputes and negotia- tions with Greece, Jugo-Slavla and and the League of Nations. The Greek government has paid the "moral rep- arations" for the Janill murders by apologizing for them, saluting the flags of Italy, France and England, and at- tending a olemn requiem mass in the Catholic cathedral of Athens for the slain Italian officers. Diplomatic negotiations with the Barbs concern: ing Flume are said to be progressing amicably, but the gocerument of that so-called Independent state resigned the other day and Mutollni promptly appointed Geaerll Glardinl, third in In command of the Itallan army, as military governor. He gave asurance fairs in general and German repara- tions In particular. It is understood Poineare expresaed a willingness to meet Baldwin next month in London when probably a more formal discus- sion will be held. The German reichs- tag has been called to meet Septem- ber 26, and it is presumed Chancellor St-reaemann will announce an in- creased offer to Fance and also the formal withdrawal of the passive resistance policy tn the Ruhr. OOR Japan, struggling toward re- covery, was afflicted again. A ty- phoon struck the eastern coast and a tremendous rainfall brought floods that drowne(l thousands of the refa- geee of the earth quake. The first for- elgn check to be, recelved In Japan for the relief of the quake victims was handed to Premier Yamamoto by Am- balador Woods. It was for $1,000.- 000 and came from the American people through the Red Cross. The American army and navy representa- tives there-are exceedingly active In the relief work, and at home the Red Coss fund is growing dally, being well on the way to $10,000,000. I C HEER00*L Ington in a treasury statement. During the first ten weeks of the new fiscal year, ending September 15, the government reduced Its usual expenaes $42,000,000 and increased Its income $,000,000. The increased revenue Included climbs of $12,000.000 in cuoms and $28,000,000 in income taxes. Miscel- laneous internal revenue Increases showed $'239,000,000 or a decline of about $5,000,000. The total income tax collection figure was given as $124,000.000. Interest on the public debt was only q8,000,000, a reduction of $12.000,000. aml ii lr a dn He wdd :ed them in In general expenses for legislative and  etiued: legislative departments, a decrease of !  is i $20,000,000 Is shown` reducing the]tmtl  1 cost to .0o0.000. mce d gt at The shipping board was one of the i I eft tl btt few departments showing an Increase in expense. It climbed to 21,466,000, an Increase of $6,000.000. Refunds of customs and Internal revenue receipts totaled .i0.000,000, but this was $12,000.000 less than in the same period last yea Railroad claims settlements caused withdraw- als amounting to $18,900,000," as against $21,000,000 last year. t%TrED STATES Prohibltion Com- missioner Haynes, In q letter to Cngressman Hill of Maryland, says it is the intention of te government *to interfere as Little as possible" with the right of the farmer to make cider. He continues: "Cmpared with the abuses arising from the manufacture of distilled spirits and fermented liquors, violations o the national pro- hlbitlon act arising from the practices of farmers and of manufacturers of cider and fruit Juices are practically inconsequentiaL" Great BrttaL has replied to Secre- tary Hughes' proposal for a reciprocal !agreement on ship llquor and liquor smuggling, Including extension of the search limit to twelve mlls, and the AI Uimd M- mater emabined, i the erie. lgvery nm lied o onsldevate. ayhing dcme for tywbere, o mat  te meet m- ior, or in the ays bow. e's r gxl mamzes, she did it. Bul ltx. (Six little k, rJ "1 laid I mac ly, ,toot at rmag Us faflx.r's ate d bet m  a dy. ! mMhe A "E  go to cm cmmmt mawr there for six that thla did not affect the status of reply is deacMbed in Washington as i a Flume. but It served to increase the that he meant to annex that el. I being ''not sympathetic" to the plan. i  due However. the British government will  at e sai t In the lons of the League of Na- I submit the question to the Imperial : and Inqulrt It tions there were further bar criti- t conference which meets next month ' Itam ff R nm a dams of the league's inaction In the in London. matter of the occupation of Corfu, is- i "NVei1.  peelally by HJalmar Branflng. In re- WHE N the new dell of the Irish man- who  a ply the Italian delegate, Signor Salsa- i Free State met in Dublin, every ; health sad rlgm'. dra, defended the seizure of the i-  one of the 100 members who had i tuldn't wal land and exp the hope that the taken the oath o allegtnnce was pre dispute between Italy and Greece. now i ant, and they unanimously re-elected on the way to final settlement, would William Cosgrave president of the not be reopened. He then delivered another severe blow tO the authority of the league, dlartng that the cov- enant was not supreme international law, but only part of fundamental legislation for rulatin tnternafloaal conduct ULGARIAN Irrglam mad M-- dmlan lsts  bri on a eris between Jugo-81avia and )zlgaria Thtl, have been tratheMng along the frontier, and Belgllde warned hfla that ff they lvade 8eaa tervttor war 1 reu ffaria ha, soufflt the diplomatic ktter- v of the allied powers. p RIME INIIITER BALDWIN a a couple of days in Parl last week and had a long, chummy talk with Premier Polncare about world af- state. Forty-four Republlean mem- ber's were abeeaL eighteen of them being in priso. An appttl by a Farmer member that theee rebels be permitted to meet and deride their policy was indlgaantly rejected by Cosgrave and others, who declared there wmlld be mo emnpromlae wRh rebelll ORE than  Mo of  best residence aet-t of Berkeley, (NIL, were s.wept by flamen early in the week. and between 12.000 and 15,000 persons were made homelea Tile property io w probably shout $5,000,000. The etty  the sl of e University of Oallrla, and one of the most sttraetlve tn theWest. Three other smaller CMllfoenia iowrm also were burned, s! the conflagraton originating tn  flre ! imtin't the word. Iliad bead mad I Im to - mm m m m i 'lmm II is mm Imve ll m mm  HOW COFFEE TREES OROW Bi# or Bl Is Really tho NaUvae Iiil Fruit Whloh Looks Llka CherrieL Ooff0e usually iz poken of as a 0erry or bean, but that part of the coffee tree that we use Is really the e toffee ttee be,ns to bear when It Is about three years old and it con- tinues for about twenty years, the singular faci about tt being often no- ticeable that the fresh blossom and the ripened fruit will appear on the same tree at the same time. The fruit of the coffee tree Is renal and red and looks llk our cherrimi seed. The trees grow naturally {o a and, Ilng sweet to the taste* is eaten height of from 20 to  feel but this by the natl,es as we eat eherrlce, imturai grwth Is checked by the Each berry eontalns two  the trees as low with which a tla. together. The merit of the fruit is valuele, so when the fruit is gmth- ered It la dried so that the med mat be easily removed. How coffee fl fn'to be used as a drink. Is not known, but It has been so used for at least a thoud years in Persia. It wa intrndudi In Europe. about three hundred years ag Portunate Clroumstanm Perhal One thing that America and Eure- have in common Is an abltWy to DrOmd 1- 1rear tb CO-too Idme d bm mtz a y at