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# BREWSTER I I I I I . buihling where Hilton Hanby main- :VV.VVVV,VVVVVVVVVVVVVV| talned a duplex almrtment. Mr. Smucker was In an unusmll frame of i Whatt h  ] mind. Whereas his vlewpolnt was e often confused, and his rebeZllon a silent one, he now saw things with EG y.H . w...oo., ra use. .o ,,,,,) t,o g=00o t.= hmg those who cheerfully wore the Hd o, +,,...,. -oo,00 I be offered tile opportunRy to revolt. If they refused, they would toil In . s 1 deep mines, abject serfs of an emancipated proletariat. The Mystery era I I When the liveried elevator starter ,, . | at the Hanby apartment house in- HauntedManslon tercepted Mr. Snmcker and desired 7! to know Ms business, the Weehawken ! "  ]1 philosopher saw in tlds precaution only another Instance of the tyranny delay,, he was shown Into hls em- tA4A4444A4iA4iAAA4444A& | ployers rooms, he was overripe for speech, Tlle glrl who opened the N'. N, U, Service door luoked at hlm coldly as she de- Copyright by Wyrdham Martyn manded his name. THE STORY Hilton Hanby, prosperous New York merchant, has purchased a country placethe Gray house, near Pine Plains. Miss Salaries, a former tenant of the Gray house, calls at his office and warns him that the house Is un= dot a curse. Further alarming details are impressed upon Adolf Smucker, Hanby's secretary, by a man who claims to have been chauffeur for Sir Stanford Sey- mour, former occupant of the place. CHAPTER lContinued *'Julius Caesar was a small man," he said suddenly, much to hie host's amazement. "So was Napoleon. So is Lloyd George." He bent over the tabte, as if imparting a profound se- cret. "So was the master of them all--my idol, Lenin." Mr. Smucker touched his receding forehead with a dramatic gesture. "Don't think, be- cause you are twice as big, that you can outmatch me herel" Again he smote his brow. "That's all right," sald the other pacifically. "Benny Leonard ain't a big man, and I gueu he'a pretty good. So was the baby that steered Black Sand and won one thousand iron men for daddy. You wouldn't ba where you are today if you hadn't got the gray matter, Say, do you be liens in haunted houses?" "I don't believe in haunted houses," Smucker asserted, "nor in the lm. mortality of the soul. I'm away be- yond that religious bank I" "I didn't believe in haunted houses when 1 first went up there with Mr. Seymour. I was like you---conceited --bone-headed. I thought I knew it all and then some." The stranger had a cold and compelling eye. He looked at Mr. Smucker in a way that dis. palled many of the secretary's the- dries. He leaned over the table. "It's fine and dandy to hold them beliefs when you ain't been put to the,testl" "I don't get you," said Mr. Smuck- er irritably. "You will," said the other simply. 1 used to be chauffeur for Mr. Sey. mour up at the Gray house. His two kids died up there. There's a curse on tlmt place. The man that had It before lost his wife. Nothing the matter with her until she went up to Dutchess county. Be, there's rome- thing in the lake there that calls peo- ple to IL The man who had it after Seymour and me was warned. Say. mour said he went there on his own responsibility. I'll say Seymour was square about warning him. Well, slr, that man was found drowned in that d--d lake. The doctors couldn't find a thing the matter, except he was drowned. It's a bad place to live in. know l I was there for two years." The stranger's voice sank to a whls- per. "You feel like people are waCchlng you all the time," he went on. "When you wake up. you think there's pad. pie at the foot of your bed, and when you Switch on the light it seems like you catch them going away out of the tall of your eye. The help won't stay there. They know l Mr. Seymout,-- he's a lord or something now-- brought out an old cook from Eng- land. She went bughouse from what she saw." "Do you expect me to believe that?" Smucker said. "No," said the other. "You ain't got the education to understand. Mr. Hanby may. All 1 ask you to do. if you want to keep your Job, is to try and prevent him from taking his faro. fly up there to live." Smacker bitterly resented the strictures on his education. He thought of many cutting, things to say, Out words did not come easily..: His brain seethed with brilliant still- born speeche After a time he gath- ered his wits together. ' "It amounts to this," he said. "Yofi want me to warn Hanby before It's too late." "I don't give a d--n whether you do or not," eturned the strange/'. "I've got it off m} conscience. If you want them to go to their death, it's up to you. Any tnar taking his family there ts killing 'em, Just as much as if he fed 'era strychnine m their soup. What do I get for this? Not a d--n thing: I'm out a dinner. "That," said Smucker quickly, "Ill your ewn financial liability." "I'm no piker," said the other. "Hey, Pat, bring a Couple of them cigars that Morgan smokes, and some black coffee. ,My friend here has an important date." . ' Ca00Ra At nine o'clock Mr. Smucker stood ttltslde the Gothic entrance of the "Tell Hanby, Smucker Is here l" he said loudly. "A. Smuckerl" "I asked your name, not what you were," she retorted. "My name Is Smucker--Adolf Smucker--and Hanby has to see me at once I" He was shown into a small room which led, as investigation proved, to a gallery running along one side of the apartmenL Below him wan a . Fd J- v t'U-, ,'What Do I Get for This? Not a D--d Thlngl I'm Out a Dinner." spacious drawing-room. Through an arched opening Smacker could see a party of diners. Dining, and it was past nine o'clock l This, then, was what a duplex apartment meant. The Smuckers had never been quite sure. They were certain only that it was a symptom of the criminal extravagance of the un- taxed rich. won at the cost of the workers. "Old Smucker here?" Hanby ex- claimed. "Are you sure?" He turned to his wife. "Dine, do you hear that? Swucker from the office is here." "That odious little maul Well. he mind waiting until we have finished. You'd better send him a cocktail or something. You can't leave us, Just as you are going to spring tills great surprise." Dlna Hanby turned to one of the servants "Mary, ask Mr. Smucker to be Idnd enough to wait, and ask if he'd ilke a cocktail. See if he will leave a message." Mr. Smucker looked at the cocktail greedily. Some day pretty girls like this one in neat black and white should bring him cocktails when he thirsted; but they should not sneer at him. If they sneered, they should be lashed. "Mr. Hanby asks you to walt," said Mary Sloau, not softening the blow. "He's busY. They're in the middle of dinner." "At half past nine?" 'fl?hat's what I said, Mr. Mucker.  "Smacker, Snucker l ') "As he won't be through yet awhile, Mr. Smuckersmucker, do you want to send a message?" "NoW the man roared. "I won't l Absolutely I will nell Tell him and his wife I come on a matter of life and death. Tell him to leave Ms boon companions for a moment, and he will go back to them a saddened man i" With the possible exception at Adolph Smucker, Hanby;ihad not an enemy in 'be world. ,[Ha children adored hlm, and his help remained untli removed by marriage or death. Mary hurried back. She was inter- ested In the announcement her em- ployer was about to make. He was on hls feet when she reached the ,,= , , dining room. U e "Family and friends l" he began. 'Ill "Best of families, best of frlendsl I stand before you tonight nt the ripe age of four and forty. I have not only an annouucement to make--I have also a confession. I have con- cealed my name from even my wife. You have hitherto known me as plain _ -- Hilton Hanby." C "Not exactly plain," his wife Rural S heels Needs laughed. "I could never have mar- Must Be Considered rled a plain man!" "Best of wlvesl" he murmured. l llural schools in tile farm lands, have deceived you. Almost half a and district schools in sozne of tile century ago my mother was drown- so-called urban areas, exist under a Ing In one of our picturesque rivers, syshem inaugurated In 1789. The hun- A handsome stranger sprang in and dred and forty years of practice has rescued her. Later they were mar- established a precedent which proves ried, and her first son she called by difficult to alter. But to obtain better the name of that superb stream. My schools the existing order of control true name Is Housatonlc Hilton Hart. must be either entirely abolished or by. At school I was known as Tonic. radically clmnged, saxs AIson Secor, At college they called me Tony. When editor of Successful Farming. i married I dropped the name be- "Why should a mistake of 1789 be cause my wlfe was from Cleveland, made perpetual?" he asks. "Just be- and would not have understood. To- night ,I resume it publicly. There are reasons. I am now lord of the manor. I have territorial obligations. Boys and girls. I have been a hard worker, and I have prospered. Fif- teen years ago, when I was young in the woolen business, I took, in payment of a bad debt, sixty acres of land near Los Angeles." And you've struck oil there?" asked Celia, his eldest daughter. "No---this is a true story. I have subdivided what was formerly a rocky, goat-infested hlll It is now Wyldwood, famous as the queen of hillside residential parks." "Dream on l" said Junior, Hanby's son, who was  Yale sophomore, and therefore glven to doubting the en- thusiasms of his elders. 'No dream, my worthless lad, but a fact t I have the money. Half of it I have spent this afternoon. Know, I beloved ones, that I have realized the! ambitions of a lifetime. About a hundred miles away, near the peace- ful village of Pine Plains, House- tonic H. Hanby owns a lordly estate. In this historic home, this feudal fastness, he will dispense hospitality of the sort his position entails. On hie private golf course his friends will pry gobs of turf from their beds as they now do weekly at Wykagyl and Garden City. On his tennis courts, grass and concrete, his chil. dren will play under hls able tute- lage, nntll they go in triumph to For- est Hills. There Sir Housatonie has a lake, wherein bass and trout await the anglers' fly. There his children will find a swimming pool--not yet built, however--which will make the best that Pasadena and Hollywood have to offer look llke frog ponds." "Oh, dad l" Celia cried. "Is this real, or do we wake up now?' In answer he passed photographs around. The Gray house was a fact' not a mere hope. "Wonderful I" said Mrs. Bishop, one of Dian's close friends. "But the help problem In a thirty-room house is appalling. You won't get any one to stay." 'Mary l" Hanby called .out. The girl was arranging glasses in the anteroom. "You heard what I've been saying?' Mary flushed a little. "I couldn't help it, sir," she apolo- gized. 'Go and ask the otheya if they'll come to the Gray house." "They'll come," said Mary eagerly. "Ask them," Mrs. Bishop com- manded. "New York help simply hates the country. We tried it out' and we know." Mary came back. "They're crazy to go, sir." "I don't know: how you do it," said Mrs. Bishop. "It's easy," sald Ianby. "We treat 'era as if they were human. Hanby started as a strange but somehow familiar voice broke in. "They gave a feast the night be- fore Waterloo l" shouted the voice, from the distant, balcony. "It's that Mucker," Mary said. "The idea l" "Smucker," Hanby corrected. 'q had forgotten all about him. Tell him I'll be there in a moment. ') -Vle's got his nerve l" said Junior, "Besifles, the people who gave the feast before Waterloo won the bat- tle Dad, I hate that maul 1 wish you'd fire hlm. Whenever 1 go to the office, he tries to head me off from seeing YOU. '' "He wishes to save me money," said Hanby, rising. Mary descended wrathfully on Smucker. He was conscious that his intellectual superiority was lost on her. In the slangy, expressive phrase of her class, she gave Smucker her opinion of Mm. (TO BE CONTINUED.) Before "Autos" Speedometer in Use Long 1,000, with all the subdivisions of quarters; very pretty and useful" What would Evelyn have said If h could have foreseen the pace the mud. era speedometer has to register, when holiday makers race home and tell the magistrate, a few days later, they were doing 15 miles an hour?--Conti- nental Edition. London Daily Mail May Dlecovvr New 0nee Tip from the Telephone News: Peo- ple spend the time you make them walt In summing up your faults, so don't be late. It may surprise those complacent who think that everything that counts was invented within the last century, to hear that speedometers-- and they seem pretty modeLtn devices --were brought into use centuries ago. Admittedly they dld not tell, by themselves, the rate at which yon w.ere taveling, but with a clock hung alongslde them you could make a guess good enough for olden days, wizen speed limits and police traps were unknown. : Evelyn, In his diary, wrltes in 1657 : "lwent fusee Colonel Blount, who showed me the application of the way- wiser;: to aec0ach, xffetly measuring the miles and showIng them by an in- dex as we went On. It had three cir- cles, one pointing to the number of rods, another to the miles, b 10 to 7 The Pastor 'Saysz The gluttonous man mistakes his victuals for hls vitals.--John *ndrcw Holmes, cause we lmve grown up wlth this sys- tem does not make it right- Why, then, did not the colonists go back to the centralized school system? The same answer holds true now what did then: it is easier to create political offices than to abolish them. Tile pol- ItiCians of 150 years ago were as anx- Ious to hold their little school Jobs as the politicians of today are anxious to hold their Jobs. "Consolidation," writes Mr. Secor, '% not essential, however. It may not be economical or deslrable. But state aid for the weak schools will put them on a parity with the better schools. Thls must come. Our school units are too small. The county unit Is small enough. But nny change tlmt will equalize the opportunities should be made and nmde quickly. Because farmers cnn get aroused about equal- ity for agriculture and make a tre- mendous polltlcnl fight for that, they should be right tn line for equality in rural education." Home Owners Helped in Modernizing House There is no doubt that tile home modernizing movement will bring about in the near future a class of service from legitimate sources which will enable home owners desirous of remodeling to secure funds on time payment for the purpose, At the present time savings banks, building and loan associations, life insurance companies, trust companies and mortgage companies are evlnclng a real interest in the financing of re- modeling programs. Not long ago there started a move- ment which has been nationally rec- ognized as of extreme Importance; the organization of the home modern- Izing bureau of the national building industries. An organization this, not only to assist home ownership, but to encour- age and make possible home better- ment. At present financing of homes and home improvements is being carried on effectively. And all slgmS show that this effectiveness will be even more marked In the near future. Landscape lrhprovement St. Louis county is engaged In one of the most ambitious road-paving campaigns ever launched by a single county In the United States. Already 105 ndles of new roadways have been completed with 27 ml)es remain- Ing to be built. A total of 132 miles Is anticipated by the county engineer as a result of a bond issue of $3,- 000,000. Now that the county ts to be be- rlbboned with concrete highways, It Is opportune that those in authority should embroider these new thorough- fares with shade trees, ornamental shrubbery and flowers, preferably using those native to Missouri. How charming the landscape If unsightly wayside signs and ragged fields could be displaced with stately sycamores and maples, hedges of alder, buck- lmrn, native currants, sumac or clhnb- lng roses !--St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Proper Care of Lawns Rolllng Is necessary to keep the lawn In a deslred conditlon, but dam- age often can be done If the work is not done at the rlgit time or in the right way. It is Important that rolling never be attempted when the soil l In s soggy condition ; that Is, rolling should be done when there. Is no ex,.ess of moisture in the soil. Thls Is especial- ly true In the ease of heavy soI!a. The weight of the roller to be use0 and the amount of rolling required de- pends upon the type of soil. Light or sandy sell requlres and will hear more rolling and the use of heavier rollers than will heavy soils, On an averqge a roller should welgh from t75 to 225 pounds. Record to Be Proud OL South Windsor, Mich., has more than 87 miles of paved streets, 35 miles of water mains, 97 miles of sidewalk, 411 miles of sewers. 10 miles of gas mains, 15 miles of telephone lines and 12 miles of electric power lines. This Is tim record ot a community sca,'ce three years removed from the pioneer stage of cow pastures, plowed fields, and barbed-wire fences Team Work Builds City The we3 to build up a comulunlty is with community splrlt, co-ol)erathm. team-work. Tile local manufacturer, the home producer of any community of general use, should be give n pref- erence. Each Industry should give consideration to the other in the same communlty. Consumers can force this condition If the matter Is given proper support---Portland Oegonian. TME KITCMEN00 CABINET 00!!00!iiiii: , Sweetbreads are such dellclous meat and when daintily served make a most highly esteemed dish. Sweetbreads en Broch- ette.Blancll two sweet- breads in acidulated wa- ter, lightly salted, for five minutes. Cool and trim. Cut into one and one-half inch squares, one-half inch In thick- ness. Place them on a four-inch skewer with al- ternating squares of part- ly cooked bacon. After the skewer ts filled, season, roll in bread crumbs and broil, basting with melted butter. Arrange on buttered toast after remov- ing tim skewers. Sweetbreads are good browned In the oven with a few herbs and butter. They are also good sauted and served with a rich creole sauce, allowed to cool tn it and then sliced wlth the sauce poured over the toast. Sweet- breads creamed with chicken served in patty shells or timabale cases make a most festive dish. Raw Vegetable Sandwich.- Grind one-third of a cupful of raw cabbage, one-third of a cupful of young carrots and one-fifth cupful of green peppers. Drain off the surplus Juice and add to the gravy for the dinner meat- Add enough mayonnaise to spread well-- a blt of grated onion adds to the flavor of this sandwich filling. Spread on battered whole wheat bread, plain or toasted. Garnish with a slice of :ornate and a leaf of lettuce. 8oubrette Sandwich.- Saute until brown In butter one tablespoonful each of green pepper and onion diced. Place them in a saucepan with one cupful of canned tomatoes cooked to be re- duced to half. Place two fried eggs on slices of toast. Pour over the sauce and sprinkle with chopped cher- vil ; serve at once. This L a good open sandwich. Corn bread, such a wholesome and well liked hot bread may be used as shortcake bread, making a wholesome cfiange, as too much white flour is the cause of much of the digestive troubles of today. Fried Eg and Bacon Sandwiches. --Cut into small dice four or five slices of bacon, fry until crisp. Add four or more eggs, lightly beaten, a little milk and plenty of seasonings. Turn the egg Into the bacon fat and stir until cooked. Serve on buttered" bread heated hot. The School Lunch. This lunch question Is not one con- fined to any one district, locality ur people, it is a unl-  versai problem and the dally prepara- tion of a lunch box is not easy--if you think so, try It for a month. It takes an ln. genious and re. sourceful woman to put up lunches day after day, have them wholesome, attractive and well balanced as to food. Whatever container you use, have tt large enough to carry a thermos bot- tle, two sandwicims, a Jar for any leaky dessert or fruit and an assort- ment of fresh fruit and nuts. Try to avoid monotony in foods and select at least one of the per- ann's favorite sweets. With a child a surprise Is always a delight--some- thing tucked awa in a corner that wasn't expected. Even grownup are not beyond the surprise age. And don't forget to tell mother how pleased you were with the surprise. She gets all too little praise In most families, where most things are taken for granted. If the container Is of metal It should be washed and scalded often; if of other material, air it at night, that the food may not have odors carried over from day to day. A basket, too, should be scrubbed and sunned fre- quently. Try to have anyone using a thermos bottle remember to rinse it thor. oughty after it Is emptied, then not to replace the cork or cap. Keep plenty of new corks, for they become stale very soon. Fruit should be carefully washed before putting It into the lunch bas- ket and sandwiches will keep better, be more appetizing and wholesome If wrapped In waxed puper--each one. A bit of good salad in a paper con- tainer, covered with waxed paper, will keep fresh and add much to an other. wise dry meal. One may buy tiny pepper and salt shakers which may be carrled to use on hard cooked eggs in the shell. Any dainty Imper container or dlsl will add to the pleasure of the luncher. Waxed paper comes now in boxes with a metal knife to use In tearing off the desired length. Such a box will last for a season If carefully used. Our health food dletetians tell us that ' must not peel tim" cucumbers --that the skin Is invahmble. What would our grandmotimrs ay?--they used to peel and soak tllem In salt water to remove the "polson." Too much to eat--too rich a diet-- or too much smoking. Lots of things cause sour stomach, but one thing can correct it quickly. Phillips Milk of Magnesia will alkalinize the acid. Take a spoonful of this pleasant preparation, and the system is soon sweetened. PiHllips is always ready to relieve distress from over-eating; to check all acidity; or neutralize nicotine. Re- member this for your own comfort; for the sake of those around you. Endorsed by physicians, but they al- ways say Phillips. Don't buy some- thing else and expect the same re. sults I pHILLIPS Milk of Magnesia ['or Galled Horses Hanford's Balsam o[ Myrrh ioae beak for 't bottle d ot suited. All deaha Idea for Milk Container The plan for delivering milk in pa- per containers sounds extravagant. Wha is the housekeeper gong to do with the containers when the milk has been used? Throw them out. Now, our idea is to have the bottles made of the same materlal as cones for ice cream, and rendered Impervlous to moisture by being treated wlth some dlgestlble fat. Then the housewlfe can use the milk and eat the container, and there will be no 'waste.--Ex- change. The Ragged Edge The Crltic--Rlmeplnx Is bringing nut his works In style. Have you seen the new deckle-edged edition of his poems? The Observer--No, but I notice he's still wearing the old edition of hls deckle-edged pants. Good at Drawing "How Is your son making out as an artist ?" "He's overdraw at tile bank." ii | , ,.. !::%'..( 'k>...' .'.::::i::. :: ..:': ::':?..:: :.:::?.: : ::: ::': :::::::: .,':::.:+: :.,':::::: :::%:  :.....::..":..'. :.::,,.': ia , .:.,'..!!:d]       ':i i!::!:i :.l ' ! 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