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© March 13, 1916

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Do Clothes Make the Man?

IT'S an interesting question. Would the King of England still be "every inch a king" if he wore overalls and smoked a clay pipe?

Would J. P. Morgan with a patch in his trousers be as great a power in finance as he is in a perfectly fitted suit?

In 1905 President G. Stanley Hall of Clark University sent out a series of questions to 170 young people.

It would pay every young man in business to write these questions down and answer them himself by recalling his own experience.

Question I was:

How does a sense of being well dressed or the opposite affect you? How are you affected by shabby or ill-fitting gloves or shoes?

From the 170 answers I select those sentences which are typical:

"When I am well dressed, I feel able to meet any person." "When I am well dressed, I feel as if I could face the world." "I feel able to cope with any situation that could possibly arise."

"When I am ill dressed I do not like to have any one see me." "I must constantly tug at my clothes." "My opinion of myself takes a decided drop."

Question II was:

How does the presence of some defect in your clothing, which may not be obvious to others, affect you?

The answers ran like this:

"I feel like touching it." "I am always thinking about it." "I imagine every eye directed to the spot." "I feel as though eyes were piercing through and noticing it."

There were many other questions which we have not space for here but may consider at some other time.

In a word, these 170 young people testified that good clothes inspired in them subconsciously a feeling of confidence and power; while poor clothes, or even a hidden defect in their clothes, distracted their attention and decreased their self-possession and efficiency.

Many successful business men put on fresh clothes every morning, from the skin out.


Because they are dudes? Not at all. Because the feeling that they are as well dressed as any man, and better than most, puts them, subconsciously, at an advantage in doing business.

I once talked with a man who had lost two fortunes and is now rich with a third.

"What did you do when you went broke?" I asked him.

"I borrowed money and bought the finest suit and overcoat in town," he answered. "I was well enough dressed to hold a job; but to get a job I needed to be better dressed than the man I applied to: I wanted that much of an advantage over him."

Your wife and a few other people in the world know you for what you are.

The great majority of mankind judges you hastily by what you appear to be.

Let the impression of you that your clothes convey be at least as good as you really are—an impression that you can do business on: not one that you will have to work hard later to correct.

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King Alfonso of Spain.


Kaiser Wilhelm of Germany.


Czar Nicholas II of Russia.


King George of England.


King Peter of Servia.

And Every One of Them Is Sick

THE men who sit on the thrones of Europe—the men for whom millions of honest, healthy subjects are pouring out their blood, are every one of them sick men. That is a fact that may mean much or little; but it is at least worth considering when one comes to balance up the profits and losses of the war.

Would there have been any war if there had been no kings? Each of the warring peoples has its own answer to that question: the answer of history remains to be given. In the meantime, here are some interesting facts as stated by a physician:

The ailing kings and crown princes are abnormal products of too close intermarriage, which so restricts the choice that cousins marry cousins, and no healthy, fresh blood can possibly find its way into the strain from outside the close family ring. A small army of eminent doctors is in almost hourly attendance upon these "super-men"; insurance companies accept them at heavy premium risks; and hardly one of them is free from a constant fear of death from some inherited disease.

When Frederick III, the Kaiser's father, died, Sir Morell Mackenzie pronounced it "cancer," though no official record was written. Wilhelm's physicians, when he is sent back from the firing line to rest in Potsdam, announce simply that he is suffering from "sore throat"; but there are many physicians in Europe who attribute his illness to a far more serious cause. Not one in a hundred of the people who glance at the Kaiser's photograph ever detect the withered left arm,—several inches shorter than the other,—so cleverly does he manage to conceal it. The Kaiser's heir, Frederick William, has escaped that inheritance, but his narrow chest is evidence that tuberculosis, the curse of the Hohenzollerns, would mark him as its victim were it not for his constant fight against it.

Pitiful Case of the Czarevitch

"I'LL never die a natural death," exclaims poor King Peter of Servia, in his fits of depression. "The kings of Servia have all been killed." His alarming spells of fainting make it difficult for the doctors to keep him on his feet, and it was only by the greatest exercise of will power that he was able to get to the front. The plight of his second son and heir, Prince Alexander, is even worse; for both blindness and anemia threaten him. The elder son, Prince George, was suspected of insanity,—it was his playful habit to use his personal attendants as targets in his revolver practice,—and the Servian "Safety First" party sent him away to Paris.

The Czar's father, supposedly the healthiest of men, succumbed to nerves, grippe, and disordered kidneys. He is said to have cursed fate as he lay on his death-bed and regarded the stunted form of his son and heir, Nicholas. The Czar's own physical weakness has been transmitted to his son in a more terrible form, the boy having only one skin, and being subject to frequent bleeding fits. His pitiful condition, and the fear of what the future may hold in store for him, are said to have broken his mother's heart.

Not even the Zeppelins produce more consternation in Buckingham Palace than the appearance of cold in the household. From his father George V inherited the fatally weak throat which makes it imperative that he wear a full beard, which he is said to detest. Four eminent physicians are on constant guard to catch the first sign of huskiness in his Majesty's voice, and the sums spent annually for the medical care of the royal family would provide well for an average hospital. The Prince of Wales, though endowed with courage and a good will, is physically frail; and Prince Albert, the second son, has been in the hospital twice in his comparatively short period of service with the Grand Fleet.

Alfonso's Philosophy of Life

ALFONSO of Spain makes no concelment of his belief that his life must be short. Tuberculosis laid his father low, and the 31-inch chest of the son is examined almost daily by an eminent French specialist. The King's frank fatalism is evidenced by his strenuous efforts to taste all the sensations of life in record time--his aeroplane flights, his motorracing, and his daredevil exploits on the polo field. Of his children, on is said to be tubercular, and another-acording to report-is both deaf and dumb.

Francis Joseph, Constantine, the Sultant-the curse of heredity is on each of them. It is not their fault: but there is something distressingly unpleasant in the thought that the life and happiness of millions should be in the hands of a dozen physical weaklings. It makes on echo Emerson's cry:

God said, I am tired of kings,
I suffer them no more;
Up to my ear the morning brings

Multimillionaires and Their Ways


NOTHING, as I look at it, is so elementally childlike in its ingenuous simplicity as the tastes and desires of a modern multimillionaire. A child wants something frequently for no reason than that it wants it. So it is with multimillionaires.

When a man suddenly reaches opulence, his initial desires are quite likely to take childlike twists. For example, I was talking the other day with a young man who had just made about a million dollars out of Bethlehem Steel, General Motors, and other stocks.

"And now what are you going to do with all this money?" I asked him.

What He Wanted

WELL, I think the first thing I'll do," he confided earnestly, "will be to buy me a cane with a little electric light in the head, and one of these here watches that strike the hour and minute when you press the stem."

He knew exactly what he wanted, and intended to get it.

An Ohio man who made a lot of money manufacturing certain parts for automobiles decided to move to Cleveland awhile ago, provided he could lease a house large and handsome enough to be in keeping with his station in life. He heard of a beautiful big estate that could be rented for $500 a month, and he went at once to see the owner.

"Yes, we have talked of renting our house," the owner admitted, "and if we do rent it I guess $500 a month would be fair enough."

"I'll give you $750," suggested, the multimillionaire, for the sake of advancing the action.

"Well," laughed the owner, "it isn't the price I was thinking about so much as whether we want to rent at all or not."

"I'll give you $1000 a month," came back the multimillionaire, and the matter was settled on that basis. He could have had the place for half that sum if he had been willing to carry on the conversation a few minutes longer.

Akron, Ohio, probably has more new millionaires for the size of the place than one would find in almost any other city. Things happen in Akron that would not happen anywhere outside of a comic opera, moving picture play, or book of old- fashioned fairy tales.

The town is built on rubber, and about every other man you meet has bounced into sudden wealth. Men who worked for $2.50 a day just a few years ago are now residing in palatial houses costing more than a king's ransom.

One Akron residence, modeled after a Tudor palace, is more than four hundred feet across the front, and if you were told how much it cost you would not believe it. The owner of this place hired an expensive architect by the year, and told him to go to England and do nothing for the first few months or year but gather ideas. With an unlimited expense account, the architect browsed about famous old English estates, taking note of what he saw. In a number of instances he made plaster-of-Paris casts of moldings. He even bought tons of seasoned timber from old castles and such places.

Bringing Europe to Akron, Ohio

THERE was a certain kind of narrow, odd-sized brick that it was desired to use in the construction of the house—to correspond with that in a certain old English palace. The brick in this palace had little dents all over the surface, as if made by finger-marks in the days when bricks were molded by hand. Bricks of the same size without these would look too modern. So, when the bricks were manufactured on a special order at an Akron plant, the house-builder employed boys at good wages to make little dents in the$ brick with their fingers before the clay was baked.

Another Akron man built his house on top of a bill. It had long been his ambition to have a lake in his front yard, and he spoke of this detail to his landscape architect. He said he wanted not only a lake, but a brook, and the water was to come trickling through the brook over moss-covered logs into the lake.

The landscape designer called the man's attention to a few of the difficulties in the way.

"In the first place," he said, "your grounds are on top of a hill, and the hill is mostly sand. There is no source for a brook, and, even if there were, the water would run out of your lake as fast as it ran in."

"I've thought of all that," admitted the multimillionaire, "but I intend to have ,A my brook and lake just the same. I'll seal the bottom of the lake with concrete 'r over a wire mesh, and I'll drill a dozen or so artesian wells, if necessary, to provide water for the brook. Then we'll go out into the woods and transplant a young forest, including a thousand or so moss- covered logs. All we'll require then will be a power plant to keep pumping water from the artesian wells, and everything will be complete."

My recollection is that he did it, too.

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How One Sin Perpetuates Itself

By The Editors


SIN is an unpopular word. Nobody "sins" any more. People are "unfortunate"; they are "diseased"; they are "products of an unfavorable environment"; they are subjects for study and analysis and card-indexing: but they do not "sin." Sin is unscientific and old-fashioned.

Nevertheless I use the word "sin" in this story advisedly, for this is an old- fashioned story. It has its roots away back before the Revolution, when a young man whom we shall call Martin Kallikak and a feeble-minded girl who shall be nameless broke the seventh commandment. That being before the days of scientific criminology, to break the seventh commandment was still regarded bluntly as a "sin."

As a consequence of that single sin, there have been born into the world 480 human beings, of whom

In an old-fashioned Book, which was widely read in Martin Balalaika’s time, it is written that the sins of the fathers are visited upon the children to the third and fourth generation. Six generations of Martin Kallikak's descendants have been traced, and the taint that his single act poured into the veins of humanity, far from dying out, spreads wider and wider with each generation.

But, to return to the story. I shall tell it largely in the words of Dr. Henry Herbert Goddard, to whose patient research we owe our knowledge of the case.

Deborah's Unfair Start in Life

"ONE bright October day, fourteen years ago, there came to the Training School for Feeble-Minded Children at Vineland, New Jersey, a little eight-year old girl whom we shall call Deborah. She had been born in an almshouse. Her mother had afterward married, not the father of this child, but the prospective father of another child, and later divorced him and married another man, who was also the father of some of her children.

"The stupid helplessness of the girl's mother in regard to her own impulses is shown by the facts of her life. Her first child had for its father a farm-hand; the father of the second and third (twins) was a common laborer on a railroad. The girl's own father was a young fellow, normal indeed, but loose in his morals, who along with others kept company with the mother while she was out at service. After Deborah's birth at the almshouse, the mother had been taken with her child into a good family. Even in this guarded position, she was sought out by a feebleminded man of low habits. Every possible means was employed to separate the pair, but without effect. Her mistress then insisted that they marry, and herself attended to the details. After Deborah's mother had borne this man two children, the pair went Off to live on the farm of an unmarried man possessing some property but little intelligence.


"The husband was an imbecile who had never provided for his wife. She was still pretty, almost girlish—the farmer was good-looking; and soon the two were openly living together and the husband had left. As the facts became known there was considerable protest in the neighborhood; but no active steps were taken until two or three children had been born. Finally a number of leading citizens, headed by the good woman before alluded to, took the matter up in earnest. They found the husband and persuaded him to allow them to get a divorce. Then they compelled the farmer to marry the woman. He agreed, on condition that the children which were not his should be sent away. It was at this juncture that Deborah was brought to the Training School.

In a word, here is the meaning of this chart. Martin Kallikak, Sr., is shown at the top, and on the left his lawful wife and their children—seven perfectly normal human beings. On the right of Martin Kallikak you see the feeble-minded girl. They had one feeble-minded child, a boy who married a normal woman. Of the children of this marriage, shown below, two died in infancy; five were feeble-minded; one (A) alcoholic: two (Sx) sexually immoral. Martin's marriage with his lawful wife produced 496 descendants in six generations, all normal. The descendants of Martin and the feeble-minded girl were 480, of whom 143 were feeble-minded.

"It was determined to start with Deborah and make a survey of the entire family, and discover the condition, as far as possible, of every person in each generation.

"The surprise and horror of it all was that, no Matter where we traced them, whether in the prosperous rural district, in the city slums to which some had drifted, or in the more remote mountain districts, or whether it was a question of the second or the sixth generation, an appalling amount of defectiveness was everywhere found.

Tracing the Kallikak Family

"IN the course of the work of tracing various members of the family, our field worker occasionally found herself in the midst of a good family of the same name—a family made up of prosperous farmers, professional men, and State officials. How was this to be explained? Here were two sets of people living side by side—one set perfectly normal, prosperous, worthy; the other set defective, alcoholic, immoral, criminal. Yet both sets bore the same family name, and often the same given name. The evidence seemed to prove nothing: the problem was insolvable. Over and over again the investigation was laid aside in sheer despair."

Then, at last, the truth came out. Both these families, the respectable and the unrespectable, were descended from the same common ancestor, Martin Kallikak, Sr. But the great-great-grandmother on one side was Martin's wife, a normal, wholesome woman: the great-great-grandmother on the other side was a feeble-minded girl whom Martin had known before his marriage.

"When Martin, Sr., was a boy of fifteen his father died, leaving him without parental care or oversight. Just before attaining his majority the young man joined one of the numerous military companies that were formed to protect the country at the beginning of the Revolution. At one of the taverns frequented by the militia he met a feeble-minded girl, by whom he became the father of a feebleminded son. This child was given, by its mother, the name of the father in full; and thus has been handed down to posterity the father's name and the mother's mental incapacity. Martin, on leaving the Revolutionary Army, straightened up and married a respectable girl of good family; and through this union has come another line of descendants of radically different character. These now number four hundred and ninety-six. All of them are normal people."

Unto the Fourth Generation

THERE, then, side by side, live the two A families of the same name—the one the offspring of Martin Kallikak's legal marriage, the other the fruits of his sin. There have been many other studies of defective families, among them the survey of the notorious Jukes, in England, the criminal descendants of one criminal woman. But in no other case has it been possible to study two families side by side, the one perfectly normal, the other horribly defective, both with the same name and the same blood.

We have not space to record all the distressing details that the field worker uncovered in her search. These two pictures are typical of many others:

"A short distance farther on the field worker came to the home of another brother. The hideous picture that presented itself as the door opened was one never to be forgotten. One felt that when winter was over and spring had come the family would expand into a certain expression of life. But here no such outlook was possible, for the woman at the head of the house was an imbecile. In one arm she held a frightful-looking baby, while she had another by the hand. Vermin were visible all over her. In the room were a few chairs and a bed, the latter without any washable covering and filthy beyond description. There was no fire, and mother and babies were thinly clad. They did not shiver, however, nor seem to mind. The oldest daughter, a vulgar, repulsive girl of fifteen, came into the room and stood looking at the stranger. She had somehow managed to live. All the rest or the children, except the two

that the mother was carrying, had died in infancy."

Another picture:

"It was a bitter cold day in February and about eleven in the morning when the field worker knocked at the door. Used as she was to sights of degradation and misery, she was hardly prepared for the spectacle within. The father, a strong, healthy, broad-shouldered man, was sitting helplessly in a corner. The mother, a pretty woman still, with remnants of ragged garments about her, sat in a chair, the picture of despondency. Three children, scantily clad and with shoes that would barely hold together, stood about with drooping jaws and the unmistakable look of the feeble-minded. Another child, neither more intelligent nor better clad, was attempting to wash a few greasy dishes in cold water. The deaf boy was nowhere to be seen. On being urgently requested, the mother went out of the room for him, for he was not yet out of bed. In a few moments she returned with the boy. A glance sufficed to establish his mentality, which was low. The whole family was a living demonstration of the futility of trying to make desirable citizens out of defective stock."

What the Real Sin Is

CLOSE beside these terrible families live the other families of the same name, the legitimate descendants of Martin Kallikak. They have "married into the best families in their State, the descendants of colonial governors, signers of the Declaration of Independence, soldiers, and even founders of a great university. Indeed, in this family and its descendants we find nothing but good representative citizenship. They are doctors, lawyers, judges, educators, traders, landholders, in short, respectable citizens, men and women in every phase of social life. There have been no feeble-minded among them; no illegitimate children; no immoral women. There has been no epilepsy, no criminals, no keepers of houses of prostitution. Only fifteen children have died in infancy."

The story of Martin Kallikak points its own moral. Had the feeble-minded girl been segregated and confined to an institution, there would have been no child, and no long train of misery following her. To segregate her descendants to-day would be a far larger and more expensive problem. Yet even that heroic measure would be nothing in comparison with the frightful cost that the State will be put to in the future, by reason of the unending multiplication of feeble-mindedness and criminality which must follow.

The other moral is equally plain, and Dr. Goddard does not hesitate to state it:

"The career of Martin Kallikak, Sr., is a powerful sermon against sowing wild oats. Martin Kallikak did what, unfortunately, many a young man like him has done before and since, and which, still more unfortunately, society has too often winked at, as being merely a side-step in accordance with natural instinct, bearing no serious results. It is quite possible that Martin Kallikak himself never gave any serious thought to his act; or, if he did, it may have been merely to realize that in his youth he had been indiscreet and had done that for which he was sorry. And, being sorry, he may have thought it was atoned for, as he never suffered from it any serious consequences.

"Even the people of his generation, however much they may have known about the circumstances, could not have begun to realize the evil that was done. Undoubtedly it was only looked at as a sin because it was a violation of the moral law. The real sin, of peopling the world with a race of defective degenerates who would commit sin a thousand times over, was doubtless not perceived or realized. It is only after the lapse of six generations that we are able to look back, count up, and see the havoc that was wrought by that one thoughtless act."

There is the story—it needs no further, word from me to impress its meaning. I doubt if there is in all literature a more damning presentation of how one single sin can perpetuate itself in generations of untold misery and suffering, to the end of time.

It is part of the business of this magazine to find out what is most interesting in the important books of the day, and pass it on, to its readers in popular form. This book, "The Kallikak Family," is by Henry Herbert Goddard, Ph. D., and is published by the Macmillan Company at $1.50.

Getting Even

By HolworthyHall

Illustrations byFrederic Dorr Steele


"Uncle Cyrus said the circumstances looked queer—very queer."

WHEN Edith Emery was twenty- two years old, her great-uncle Cyrus traveled out to Winslow, Ohio, for a fortnight's visit to the scenes of his childhood; and before he had accomplished very much of it, Edith's parents set her down at the freshly tuned piano and told her to sing. From this point forward her career was in the capable hands of Uncle Cyrus.

He took Edith to New York with him, installed her in his private mausoleum on Eighty-fourth Street, gave her a letter of introduction to Gatti-Casazza (whom he had never met), and told his closer acquaintances that in a month or two they could congratulate him as a patron of the arts. It seemed settled.

But the history of girls who flock to the city in the expectation of uplifting the stage is distressing in its lack of novelty. Miss Emery hadn't lived on Eighty-fourth Street for more than a week before her great-uncle was telling her that she lacked initiative. He repeated the on subsequent occasions. Eventually he dismissed the Metropolitan Opera Company with a single contemptuous gesture, and decided that Edith had better go and get a reputation as a platform singer. Himself, he would see John McCormack's manager, and arrange for dates and tours.

As time went on, Uncle Cyrus, while not actually confessing that he had been misled by family pride, said that the circumstances looked very queer,—very queer indeed,—and that, although he hadn't contemplated any extraordinary expense, perhaps it might be better for Edith to take a few more lessons from recognized masters of instruction.

It was at about this period that Edith became acutely conscious of his disappointment. She longed to go home. But if New York were suddenly emptied of all the people who’d go home if only they could swallow their pride, Times Square would be a thriving suburb and Central Park a pleasant picnic ground out in the country, near Poughkeepsie. Edith merely squared her little jaw and vowed in her heart never to revisit Winslow, Ohio, until she could return a conqueror. But, of course, she hadn't counted upon the almost criminal indiscretion of her great-uncle, who, at the advanced age of sixty-seven, went to a public dinner and ate it.

To Winslow, Ohio, there penetrated the startling, paralyzing rumor that he had left everything to Edith.

ACROSS the big mahogany table, Miss Emery looked steadily at the very young lawyer who—precisely because he was so very young and consequently inexpensive—had drawn the will Then she glanced, puzzled, at the massive and matter-of-fact business man who was coexecutor.

"Never mind the—the complications," said Miss Emery at length. "Let's hear the whole of it."

The lawyer picked up his cue at paragraph seven:

"And I further give, devise, and bequeath to each of the following corporate bodies the sum of one hundred thousand dollars: The Actors' Fund of America, the Drama League, the Society of Younger Artists, the Choral Union of the City of New York, the Writers' Association, and the Society of Sculptors."

Here he paused and raised his eyes expectantly. Mr. Kelsey, the business man, checked a laugh.

"Ain't it a scream?" he inquired. "Old Cyrus Emery leaving money to artists?"

"There's really not much use in reading the rest of it," repeated young Mr. Wigglesworth uncomfortably.

"Not to me it ain't," said Mr. Kelsey. "But if Miss Edith thinks—"

"Please read it all," she said gently.

Mr. Wigglesworth turned the page to paragraph eight:

"And I further give, devise, and bequeath to each of the colleges hereinafter mentioned, for the purpose of establishing the Cyrus Emery Memorial Scholarships, as hereinafter provided, the sum of fifty thousand dollars: Harvard, Yale, Princeton, Columbia, Cornell, Pennsylvania, Michigan, Minnesota, Dartmouth, Brown, Colgate, Syracuse, Vanderbilt, Lafayette—"

"Wouldn't it jar you?" asked Mr. Kelsey in a profound whisper.

"—Amherst, Bowdoin, Williams, Lehigh, and Hamilton."

Here he coughed and halted. Mr. Kelsey rose and went to the nearest window.

"Please read it all," said Miss Emery.

"And to each of the following institutions I give, devise, and bequeath unconditionally the sum of twenty-five thousand dollars: The Medical School of Harvard University, the Medical School of Syracuse University, the Medical School of Johns Hopkins; and these hospitals in the City of New York: Babies', Bellevue, Fordham, General, Jewish, New York, People's, Presbyterian, Roosevelt, St. Vincent's, Sloane, and Woman's.

"And the remainder of my estate, both real and personal, of which I may be seized and possessed, or to which I may be at the time of my decease entitled, I give, devise, I and bequeath to my beloved great-niece, Edith Langdon Emery."

Here the young lawyer folded the paper and dropped it on the table.

"That's all," he said.

From the window Mr. Kelsey spoke without turning:

"Good! Now tell her the facts!"

"And now," said Mr. Wigglesworth, glaring in reproof at the co-executor, "it becomes my duty, Miss Emery, to ex-plain just what this last paragraph means. When I drew this will for your uncle,— several years ago,—he made a memorandum of assets. They amounted to about two million dollars. You've heard his list of bequests, amounting to one million nine hundred and twenty-five thousand. Therefore—"

"And so," said Miss Emery, "he left me seventy-five thousand dollars!"

Mr. Kelsey was back at the table, wrathful, dominant.

"Don't be an idiot, Wigglesworth! Tell her the story."

"All right—all right! Why—er—Miss Emery, Mr. Kelsey and I have been over the assets—chiefly in stocks and bonds of mining and engineering developments—most of them bought just, prior to the drawing of the will—and—er—we find them to be of such character that—"

"Oh, well!" said Mr. Kelsey impatiently. "Don't torture her—ninety-nine per cent. of it's wildcat, Miss Edith!"

She was obviously puzzled. "Wildcat?"

"A synonym," said Mr. Kelsey bluntly, "of worthless."

In the tense silence that followed, both men regarded her in great anxiety. To their astonishment, Miss Emery did not faint. She merely smiled a trifle fixedly, and sighed one very small and pardonable sigh, and began to touch her hat in the unmistakable manner of a woman who is about to go somewhere.

"Well," she said at last, "that's all, then?"

"I'm afraid it is," said Mr. Wigglesworth, not looking at her.

"The estate," said Mr. Kelsey, "is worth about thirty cents. Your uncle had an tincome of fifty or sixty thousand a year, but an outgo of seventy or eighty."

"In fact," added the lawyer, "there might even be a deficit. There is some unimproved land in Westchester—"

Mr. Kelsey glanced at his watch, and immediately sprang into action.

"Well, well!" he said briskly, taking up his hat. "It's all over now. I'm sorrier than I can tell you, Miss Edith! I suppose you'll go back to Ohio?"

"Why, no," said Miss Emery. "I think I'll stay in New York."

"The wisdom of that," said Mr. Kelsey, "is distinctly debatable." He shook hands powerfully. "Talk it over with Wigglesworth—or talk it over with me sometime. And I'll surely see you again before you do go?"

"You will indeed," said Miss Emery.

Mr. Kelsey, shaking his head, departed.

THE two who remained sat for a little space without speaking. The lawyer glanced up, their eyes met, and both smiled, without conveying any strong impression of mirth.

"I stayed to talk it over with you," said Miss Emery.

"If there's anything under the sun I can do for you—"

"Well, there is! First, you can tell me if I'm to get a penny from the estate—not that I care whether I do or not, but just for the information."

"I doubt," said young Mr. Wigglesworth, "if anybody gets a penny."

"Then that's settled. All right. Next—I want you to help me find something to do."

Mr. Wigglesworth pricked up his ears and lifted his eyebrows.

"I thought you'd already decided on a career."

"No—that was just an appointment. I want to stay in New York—I won't go back to Winslow. But what can I do?"

"I believe the most usual courses," said Mr. Wigglesworth, again polishing his glasses, "are in trained nursing and secretarial work."

"But I don't want to study nursing; and a secretary—why, a secretary's only a high-class under-paid stenographer! I want to go into business."

"Business!" echoed Mr. Wigglesworth, looking blank.

"Certainly. I want to do something worth while! If I went home—do you know what chances I'd have? Dress-making, millinery, teaching school, and getting married! I'll never get anywhere singing—and I want to be independent."

"Well," said Mr. Wigglesworth thoughtfully, "women are—besides nurses and secretaries—writers and librarians and—social workers—"

"Splendid! Go on!"

"Actresses and switchboard operators and modistes—"

"Fine!" said Miss Emery with enthusiasm. "Now we're getting somewhere! I'll do almost anything except all those things you mentioned."

Mr. Wigglesworth blinked dazedly.

"What I want to do," continued Miss Emery, "is something real


something live and modern. I don't see why a woman can't be just as good a business man as anybody else. And ever since I've been in New York I've been perfectly crazy about it—the way the city grows, and spreads out! I'm asking you for advice, Mr. Wigglesworth, partly because I don't know any one else to ask, and partly because you've always looked as if you'd like to help me. You see, I want to go into the real estate business."

"Real estate!" repeated Mr. Wigglesworth. He repeated it with an intonation that would better have fitted "piracy!"

"Real estate," said Miss Emery firmly. "I'd love it—I know I should!"

"But—but it isn't done! Women haven't one chance in a thousand in that field."

"Or in any other field—unless they're good at it."

"But, if you know what you want—if you think you know what you want, why ask—"

"Because," she anticipated him, "I know there's a lot of law in real estate, and I thought you could tell me how to learn it."

"My advice to you is—don't! A woman's place—"

"Oh, please! Please, Mr. Wigglesworth!"

"A woman's place," he persisted, "is in the home; and your place—"


"Your place," he said gravely, "I have hoped—ever since I dined at Mr. Emery's house six weeks ago and met you—would be in mine."

For the second time that morning, Edith didn't conduct herself according to the general specifications of modern fiction. The announcement that her interest in the avuncular estate was valueless hadn't sent her limply into dreamland; nor did this unexpected, indirect proposal of marriage affect her with symptoms of heart failure. Instead, she smiled at Wigglesworth and shook her head.

"That's awfully sweet of you—"

"I hadn't intended to tell you—here-"

"I know! I often say things before I mean to."

"But I know my own mind—Edith."

"I'd like to have you call me that—but you mustn't take it as too much encouragement— the way you want. There are a lot of things about me you don't understand yet. One of them is that I feel as I imagine a man might. I came to New York to make a success in music. That's impossible; but I won't do anything else—I won't go home, or I won't marry anybody—until I've proved that I don't need to! So I'm going to try —something; and after a while—"

He leaned forward eagerly.


"Wait and see," said Miss Emery.

She advanced almost timidly to the book-shelves, and ran her hands along the calf and buckram backs.

"Tell me what I want to read," she said. "Now that everything's gone—wildcat, I can't afford to buy my books."

"My dear girl!" exclaimed the lawyer, and finished helplessly: "I—well—I—"

"I want a book about real estate," she insisted stubbornly, "and they all look expensive."

Mr. Wigglesworth laughed—all but his eyes.

"You're really serious?"

"Of course I am! You wouldn't have said that to a man, would you? Don't you see—!"

"I see!" he agreed hastily. "This is what you want." He gave her Gerard on Titles, and Kent on Real Property. "There's only one thing I must ask you: please don't dog-ear the leaves!"


"'Don't be an idiot, Wigglesworth! Tell her the story.'"

It is undoubtedly true that much may happen in six months. Often, however; it doesn't. From April to October Miss Emery, who had come to New York to sing the role of grasshopper, found herself understudying the ant; but the parallel ends at the semicolon, for the very simple reason that, although Miss Emery was assuredly bright, business was assuredly dull. To be sure, she had an office, and a typist, and a list of clients—and the fact is an indication of progress. But the typist was also a public stenographer, and the clients wanted to sell and not to buy, and the office doesn't deserve a separate paragraph.

ONE morning Miss Emery chanced to be thinking more or less consecutively of Winslow; and at the critical moment when the lines in her face slanted due south, the footfalls in the corridor ceased, the door of the office opened, and there entered Mr. G. T. Wigglesworth, Bachelor of Laws, Master of Laws, Juris Doctor, Attorney and Counselor. It sounds like a lot, but Mr. Wigglesworth was bulky enough to carry it without the slightest difficulty. He put his hat on the absent typist's desk, and sat down solidly.

"Hello!" said Mr. Wigglesworth. "How's business?"

"Good!" said Miss Emery.

"Sold anything since I saw you last?"

"No—not a thing."

"Leased anything?"

"Not yet."

"I thought you said business is good."

"That's professional courtesy," said Miss Emery.

"But look here, Edith! This can't go on forever!"

She glanced at her calendar.

"It can go on until the tenth of November—"

"Why the tenth?"

"Rent day," said Miss Emery cheerfully. "So far, I've made eight hundred dollars and spent twelve."

"Good Lord! Is it as bad as that?"

"Worse—I didn't have all of the twelve."

He moved toward her.

"Edith," he said, "what's the use of trying to fight a whole city? You've had your experience—I tell you, men won't trade with women if they can help it! Please don't waste time any longer at this thing."

Miss Emery tapped on the desk with her fountain-pen.

"I am working," she told him importantly, "on a very large deal."

"Indeed. What is it?"

"You know Stacy's department-store?"

"That!" Mr. Wigglesworth sighed despairingly. "Edith, I did think you had more perspicacity—."

"Well, I have!"

"My dear girl, that corner—why, that's been a landmark for ten years! It's—it's notorious! Not in a century—"

"And yet, Stacy has offered to let me try—"

"Certainly he has! At what price?"

"Two hundred thousand."

"Edith, let me tell you something. When Stacy first built, he acquired the whole frontage of the block except that corner lot—it's fifty by one hundred, isn't it?- He couldn't get it, of course. So he built his twelve-story castle all around a two-story bungalow. Naturally, it's an eyesore. It looks funny. And Stacy wouldn't have simply the floor-space there is in that shack now if he could buy it— he'd have fifty by one hundred multiplied by twelve. He'd square off his whole building. That plot—to him—ought to be worth three or four hundred thousand easily; and not only the real estate operators every one who reads the papers— knows that lie can't touch it! The little fellow in the jewelry store won't sell! And now you come along and get an agency to try to buy it for two hundred thousand. Why, it's worse than wasting time; it's murdering it!"

"But—the commission is one per cent. —and I need it."

Mr. Wigglesworth came a step nearer. "Edith, won't you please listen to me? "I'm listening."

"Why won't you be reasonable?" he pleaded. "You weren't born for work like this—it isn't fitting, it isn't decent! How much longer are you going to stay here, Edith?"

"Does it disturb you?"


"I'm going to stay," she said firmly, "until I've either satisfied myself that I ought to go home and knit, or until. I know that I don't have to. And, if you don't mind being seen on the street with a business woman, you can walk across the park with me. I'm going over to buy that corner plot from the jeweler!"

The building at which Mr. Wigglesworth left her compared with its

neighbor as an officer's launch to a battleship. Out of an entire city block this two-story shop was all that didn't belong to Stacy's department-store, which towered hundreds of feet above it.

The jeweler was a man of importance.

"I'm very busy this morning, but I'll be glad to give you—what time is necessary," he said, leading the way into his private office. "You—ah—?"

"Exactly," said Miss Emery, smiling her best. "I want to buy something."

"Retail?" he inquired sweetly, and made as if to shoo her back to the salesroom.


"Wholesale, then. Very good."

"I want to buy a rather large lot—"

"Yes? About how large?"

"Fifty by a hundred," said Miss Emery desperately. "Yours."

Mr. Schoenwald became impressively conservative. "It isn't on the market," he said. "You're another one of those women real estate agents, are you? I've had more'n a million in here this last week, and—"

"And you didn't see one of them! I know, because I was the whole million!"

"If I'd known who you are, I wouldn't have seen you now. You're representing Stacy's again, I suppose."

"I'M sorry you're not on the market," she regretted. "But I don't imagine I should be if I were in your place. It looks like a splendid business."

"Splendid!" His chest expanded automatically. "The public's just beginning to realize what you can do with synthetic stones! Now, what," asked Mr. Schoenwald, showing her an unmounted gem, "do you suppose that stone's worth?"

"A thousand dollars?" she hazarded, returning it to him. "Of course, I'm not a diamond expert—"

"You can buy a duplicate of that over our counter for $29.99," he bragged, holding the stone to the light. "And—last month we sold over three gross of that size alone! And pearls—well, we can turn out a pearl so classy that it'd fool an oyster! I should say it is a good business."

"And all yours!"

"Well, I wish it was! No, it's a partnership—four of us. The other three are silent, though. If there's anything to do, I do it."

"I didn't understand that," said Miss Emery. "They told me—I thought that these things were all your invention."

"You bet they are!" said Mr. Schoenwald modestly.

"So, naturally, I assumed that you have all the authority."

"Well, I have—act of one partner binds the rest. I run the place."

"I should have imagined," she said, "that a man like you would have gone over to Fifth Avenue long ago."

Mr. Schoenwald looked at her and grinned.

"You do, do you?"

"I was thinking of other firms," said Miss Emery slowly. "So many of them have gone over to Fifth Avenue, and you know what that means in prestige. And society women do buy imitation stones—"

"Our stones aren't imitation—they're genuine! Don't make that mistake!"

"But you said—"

"I said synthetic! They're chemically genuine—they analyze absolutely! This is no paste-jewelry shop!"

"What I meant," she assured him, "is that society women buy loads of inexpensive jewelry—and there isn't a place on the Avenue where a woman can buy that kind of jewelry and feel as if she were in a first-class shop. I mean a really exclusive shop, you know—"

"Rent!" said Mr. Schoenwald.

"Yes, that's true. And yet, it isn't so much."

"Oh! That's something new!"

"A little building—oh, about this size—in a good location in the middle of a block—white facade, well handled windows, and really exclusive—I should think it would help you immensely."

"Maybe it would," agreed Mr. Schoenwald; "but I've got this building, and I guess I'll keep it."

"If I ever found something on the Avenue I thought might suit you—"

"Oh, I might come take a look at it—"

"If I find a bargain, I'll let you know."

"Good!" said Mr. Schoenwald. "Come in and see me about it—come in about lunch-time—"

Miss Emery affected not to hear the final sentence, but as she hurried out to the street she was blushing angrily.

"Pig!" said Miss Emery to herself. "Pig! I'll get him for that—see if I don't!"

MR. WIGGLESWORTH, astonished and delighted, received Miss Emery—figuratively—with open arms.

"Well!" he beamed. "It's a long time since—"

"Yes, and it's a glorious day, and I know I look nice—it's exactly the way I intended to look," she told him quickly. "So don't let's waste any time talking about those things. The point is, have you five thousand dollars?"

Mr. Wigglesworth's under jaw sagged.

"Not with me—"

"If you're silly, I won't let you in on the ground floor," she threatened.

Mr. Wigglesworth registered apprehension.

"I need five thousand dollars," she went on, "for a sixty-day option on a building—"

"Really. What sort of building?"

"On Fifth Avenue—only a little one—four stories—it's for Schoenwald." "Schoenwald! Well, why doesn't he put up the money?"

"Oh, he won't own it—he'll only rent it. Stacy'll own it."

Mr. Wigglesworth assumed the expression of the hunted. "I don't quite follow you—why-doesn't Stacy put up the money?"

"Because I haven't asked him to—he wouldn't understand it."

"But neither do I!"

"It's perfectly simple—I've found a beautiful little building—exactly the thing for Schoenwald. So I want to lease it to him. We can buy it for $450,000, and lease it to Schoenwald for $40,000 a year, and get three tenants for him for big prices, so that his net rental is practically nothing—"

"But I don't want to own a building—"

"Neither do I! We're not going to own it! We're going to sell it to Stacy!"

Mr. Wigglesworth shook his head.

"I understand constitutional law and the rights of minority stockholders and all that sort of thing, but—"

"And I thought you were a good lawyer! I'll explain. Stacy wants Schoenwald's corner, and he'll pay $200,000 for it. Schoenwald doesn't want to sell at that price. So I've got to let Schoenwald make money some other way. I know he'd like to be on the Avenue. So we'll get this building and sell it to Stacy, who'll lease the whole of it to Schoenwald; and he'll practically get his rent free, because I'll make Stacy lease it at a low price, and the sub-tenants on the upper floors will pay good prices. Then Schoenwald will sell his old corner to Stacy, and it'll all be settled, and I'll have the commissions."

"But you ought to go straight to Stacy."

"Yes, and maybe have him buy through some cut-rate agent! In New York City, you know, real estate is different—just because I offered it to him first he wouldn't have to buy it through me!"

"I see. But if you have an option—"


"Suppose Stacy doesn't buy it, and your deal falls through—I lose my five thousand."

"Isn't that a low price to pay for a— wife?"

The lawyer started.


She nodded.

"It's my last chance—there's no question about it. So, if it falls through, I'll admit I'm beaten. And in that case—"

He drew a long, long breath.

"But—if it does work out—"

"That's where the uncertainty comes in." Mr. Wigglesworth grinned feebly. "You honestly think it's a good speculation?"

"Well," said Miss Emery thoughtfully, "I'd risk five thousand dollars of my own, if I had it. Doesn't it stand to reason that I must be pretty confident if I'm willing to risk your money? When, if I lose it, I'll lose all my confidence and ambition and—and me, too?"

"I'll lend it to you—"

"And you're to have half the profit!"

"No such thing! I'll take legal interest, if you want to be businesslike. When did you want this money?"

Miss Emery glanced at her watch.

"If I don't get it inside of three quarters of an hour it won't do me any good," she said. "My option expires at four."

"Option! But you said—"

"I've been reading you'r stupid law hook," said Miss Emery. "I paid $25 for a two-hour option-in writing—an


"'I want to do something worth while! I want to be independent.'"

option on a five thousand dollar option for sixty days! It's rather complicated, but it's quite legal, and it's the best I could get. So, if you really have that much money in the bank—"

Mr. Wigglesworth, with the smile of an alum-eater, got out his check-book.

"It looks to me," he remarked, "as if Stacy and Schoenwald need a couple of good lawyers!"

FIVE weeks later Mr. Wigglesworth, bent upon returning the call, found himself facing a partition where partition never grew before. In front of it was a small switchboard in charge of a highly manicured young person.

"Can't see Miss Emery now," she stated. "She's busy."

Mr. Wigglesworth, properly disconcerted, folded himself over his cane and sat on a bench by the partition. At the end of twenty minutes an important- looking man emerged from the inner recess, slammed the door violently to demonstrate his importance still further, and passed into the corridor. The switchboard operator turned to Mr. Wigglesworth.

"Name, please?"

"Just say it's Mr. Wigglesworth."


"It—it's a personal matter."

"Insurance solicitor?" she demanded suspiciously.

"Hardly! Just tell her the name—she'll see me."

The girl shrugged her shoulders and announced him.

"It's all right—go on in," she said, in a tone to imply some criticism of her employer's acquaintances.

Mr. Wigglesworth, obeying instructions, crossed the threshold, and beheld a very radiant girl coming to meet him. I-

"Now!" said Miss Emery. "Come and watch me write your check!"

"So soon?"

"Soon!" She sat down and radiated enthusiasm. "Know who that was who just went out? Schoenwald!"

"What did he want?"

"He's been signing things. We're selling the little building on the Avenue to Stacy for $450,000—it's a one per cent. commission, you know; and then we're leasing it to Schoenwald for ten years for sixty-five thousand a year—and I get the commission on that; and then Schoenwald's selling his corner to Stacy—and I get the commission on that; and then I'm getting three tenants for Schoenwaldand commissions on them! You get your five thousand back, and I've got four left—and commissions for years on the tenants!"

"As nearly as I can figure it," Mr. Wigglesworth said thoughtfully, "you'll clean up about twelve thousand dollars."

Miss Emery shook her head.

"No; Stacy wouldn't stand for that option—it comes out of the profits. But I have made about four thousand."

"And out West," said Mr. Wigglesworth, "they thought you could sing!"

"As a singer," said Miss Emery, "I'm a better real estate agent than Nellie Melba! Don't you want your check?"

"You know what I want," said Mr. Wigglesworth. "I told you long ago."

SHE laid her hand impulsively on his arm.

"Wait just a little longer. You men have the satisfaction of being successful. Let me taste just a little more of it—just a little more!"

"Well, if you've already trained your clients to come to you instead of you going to them, you're so far ahead of your competitors that I'm proud enough of you—"

"Oh, that!" said Miss Emery. She smiled grimly. "Schoenwald's is a partnership—two of the partners are women. I got their names from the files in the county clerk's office. After I had the option all paid for, the old owners of the building let me set the stage. I had a window display arranged, and all sorts of little ideas ready—a regular boudoir for the partners' consultation room, and all sorts of arguments about the social asset of being on the Avenue. And then I invited them in—all but Schoenwald himself! And they loved it! And they began to tell each other what an idiot he'd been not to think of progress—and then I gave them the figures! And now I guess I'm even with him—the old pig!"

"Even?" he queried.

"Just that—because his other partners made him change—and he doesn't get the credit for it! Or, at least, they went to him and told him to take the matter up With me, and he wrote me a letter with a rubber stamp at the bottom: 'Dictated but not read by Mr. Schoenwald.' So I had another stamp made: 'Opened but not read by Miss Emery.' Then he was afraid I wouldn't deal with him. That's why he was over here this afternoon. Here are the contracts. Want to look at 'em?"

"But why should you want to get even with him? What had he done to you?" puzzled Mr. Wigglesworth.

"Oh, nothing. He simply wanted to take me to lunch."


She restrained him by her ingenuous smile.

"So I've let him—figuratively—buy me lunches and dinners and breakfasts and clothes for about two years."

She glanced at the documents on her desk, and again at Wigglesworth, who at last understood.

"Honestly, George," she said innocently, "don't you think four thousand dollars is a pretty big luncheon check? Even in New York? Don't you?"

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Unhyphenated Americans

Photographs by ArnoldGenthe


IN 1914, 1,218,480 immigrants came to this country—and among them these. Have you ever stopped to consider how much that tide of immigration is contributing to the final "typical American" character and physique and style of beauty? This girl with the high cheek-bones and square Slav face has, behind that smile, the real Tartar spirit that gave Russian women in Napoleon's time courage to strangle their babies with their garters and hurl themselves on the enemy's bayonets.


THE saying goes that Poland is always being conquered by some one, but that that some one is just as sure to be conquered in turn by the Polish girls. At home the peasants are so economical that when the girls walk to church they go barefoot, with their high-heeled shoes in their hands, until they reach the church.


SYRIA is the country where Simeon Stylites had to live on a pillar sixty feet high to fix his thoughts on spiritual things. Look at this picture and you will understand why. The girls of Syria are coming to this country in increasing numbers, since the knowledge trickled through that the United States is a wonderland where actually more than ten cents a day is paid in wages.


BACK in her home-land, no dance committee taps you on the shoulder and suggests that you dance —"a little slower, please, a little slower." When the Hungarians start the native czardas, the band has to be intoxicated to keep up. Perhaps the five hundred thousand who have come to America know why they left the rich grain-lands along the Danube for New England iron foundries; but they have so many different dialects that it would be difficult for them to explain. Twelve families in one steerage, all related, didn't even know how to say "goulash" to each other.


HALF a million Bohemians have settled in the United States. So from every land they come. But give them a year, and they'll cheer as wildly as the rest when " The Star-Spangled Banner" is played—true Americans, unhyphenated and believing that Uncle Sam can whip the world.


BIG features, those almond eyes, and that slow-waltz style of wandering around the world make the Levantine girl. The censor recently cut a bit of Turkish life out of a Russian ballet. Probably the Russians will know Turk life better if they ever succeed in getting to Constantinople. For Votes for Women is a live issue along the Bosporus as well as along the Ohio, and one big question of debate is, "Are all the wives in the harem bound to support the same wife for Deputy Sheriff?"

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The Policeman's Lot Is Not a Happy One


Photograph by Brown Brothers.

TO be a policeman, all you need is youth, a good physique, reinforced concrete feet, and an average education. You must pass a civil service exam where they will ask you facts about the earth such as how far is it from Bath to Towelsey, England, and facts about the stars such as how many rings has Saturn and how many rings has Gaby Deslys. If you pass, you have the privilege of picking out the person whose face you most dislike in a crowd like this and poking your thumb in his eye.


Photograph by Brown Brothers.

SPITE of all the hardships of the life, a cop never resigns, seldom dies, and is hardly ever killed. Only eighty- five have been killed in New York since 1857. The death rate by violence among ticket- takers at theaters is almost as great, and should be greater. More policemen would be killed but for the fact that they are in such perfect physical condition. Broken legs, an occasional smash from a passing automobile, or a nip by a stray dog are regarded as merely a part of the life, not worth mentioning.


Photograph by Paul Thompson.

IN Cincinnati, at the time of the last street-car strike, the company determined to run cars in spite of the strikers. So, about ten o'clock, one car set forth bravely with a crew of two badly scared strike-breakers and a dozen cops for passengers. All through the city it made its weary progress—and from behind every fence came a brick or a cabbage. The cops became so expert in grabbing rioters that a few weeks ago they gave this public exhibition of their skill before 10,000 people at the baseball park—hoping that every one of the 10,000 would stop, look, and listen.


ALMOST any day there is likely to be a perfectly good $1500 job vacant in New York. Every one in Tammany Hall knows this, and yet no one has put in his application. The job has been held for twenty-one years by Photograph by


Photography by Brown Brothers.

IN New York there is a policeman for every 512 people. and the force costs every man and woman in the city $3.20 a year. Most of us never use our full $3.20 worth of cops—which is lucky, because there are a few who run away beyond their quota. Almost 300 times a day an ambulance goes clanging through the streets of New York to pick up some poor pedestrian who supposed he had rights: the ambulance calls are 104,553 a year. We don't know what particular good this information will do you. dear reader, but we put it in to show that editors know everything.


Photograph by Paul Thompson.

AS there is nothing to say about this picture, we will seize the opportunity to draw an interesting and helpful lesson from history. At the coronation of Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette, thieves stretched cords across the streets in the darkness, and the mob got hopelessly entangled. In the confusion, 2470 people perished, and one pickpocket was arrested with fifty watches in his pockets. Many pickpockets escaped, however, and their descendants are with us today—though we personally are strong enough to walk, and never ride in taxicabs, so we have never met any.


©Paul Thompson.

EVERY year in New York more than 50 [?] are reported to the police as "missing." Seventy-five per cent. of these come home late [?] stocking feet, carrying their shoes in their hands. Last year 501 unidentified dead were found [?] of whom only 71 were women and girls. Each year in the spring the Missing Men Department [?] up its annual report-late in the spring, after the waters have given up their annual toll [?] are identified by photgraphs, long after burial.


Photograph by Brown Brothers.

"THROUGH [?] way burst a copper. 'Ba [?] d in accents wild. Turn your cam [?] me, fellers; I am going to save [?] d.'" The police do not find as [?] ndlings as might be supposed, [?] parents who desert their children on the door-step of an orpha [?] . But last year more than 400 [?] were lost in New York, of whom [?] 3000 were returned to th [?] and the other thousand take [?] by a Children's Society. The [?] who lived in a shoe had noth [?] Mike.


Photography by Brown Brothers.

THERE are about 60,000 automobiles in New York, and probably half as many trucks, not to mention street-cars. When you consider that every single one of them runs a chance of collision at every corner, what should you think would be a fair daily average of accidents? Never mind guessing. The daily average of street accidents is about 100. The number would be ten times as large if it were not for the excellent work of the traffic cops. But every one of these 100 accidents means that the victim must be cared for, names gathered, crowds dispersed. etc.—all of which means more work for the corner cop.


Photography by Brown Brothers.

NEW ORLEANS pays its cops $660; Chicago $1100, for an average day of ten hours. The job of mounted cop looks easy—nothing to do but ride all day on a fine big horse. But it has its disadvantages. For one thing, you're a long way from the maddening crowd of nurse-girls. Also, there are unforeseen incidents like this that test every fiber in your make-up. The death list among horseback riders and automobile drivers would be larger but for the quick wit and thorough training of the cop on horseback.


Mr. Egan: he is the official opener of bombs. During his professional career he has opened more than 7000, and has not been bitten yet. Mothers desiring to raise their boys to be bomb-openers please write.


Photograph by Paul Thompson.

A YEAR ago, when the war broke out, the Municipal Lodging House was sheltering 2500 men a night. This winter all these fellows are employed in brokers' offices in Wall Street, baling and crating the money that you have sent on to invest in War Brides. The average attendance at the Lodging House is now less than 500. If you're hungry, sick. or tired, speak to a cop. It's part of his duty to get you anything you need, and if he doesn't you can report him, and the captain will speak to him harshly.


Photograph by Paul Thompson.

BESIDES fighting car strikers, it's part of the cop's business to push his way into a dark hall-way where three hold-up men have taken refuge, and demand their surrender. Patrolman Thomas H. Conklin did that last June, at 1:25 A.M. One of the three drew a revolver and aimed at Conklin. but before anything could happen, Conklin pinned his man to the floor, for which the Commissioner pinned a medal on Conklin. The next time your wife wakes you up and says she, is sure she hears somebody downstairs, try to remember this brave cop.


Photograph by Paul Thompson.

STANDING on a narrow ledge to spot rioters is only one part of The day's work. A few weeks ago Patrolman Daniel Leahy of Precinct 6, New York, heard screams, and looked down the street to see a mad dog attacking a group of children. Five had been bitten before Leahy reached the spot. Without an instant's hesitation he flung himself upon the beast and throttled him with his bare hands. You can go to sleep at night in perfect unconcern; you can turn your children out to romp in the park—all because the big fellows in blue patrol the city streets day and night. Hats off to our good friend the cop.

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"HOW long should a man's legs be?" some one asked Abraham Lincoln. To which he replied, "Long enough to reach from his body to the ground." Similarly, ex-Governor Sulzer of New York, if asked, "How much should a suit cost?" would probably answer, "Somewhere between eight dollars." Mr. Sulzer does not believe that clothes have anything to do with success—in politics, at least. The Legislature would have impeached him just as quickly if he had worn creased troussers and a rose in his hair.

© Underwood & Underwood.


Photograph by Brown Brothers.

ALTHOUGH his wife, Grace George, is considered the best gowned woman on the American stage, and though he pays a high salary to the best dressed actor. Mr. William A Brady is one of the worst dressed men, and boasts of it. Mr. Brady says the modern business man does most of his business over the telephone, and he personally will not begin to carry a vanity-box until something is invented by which the person at the other end can see you as well as hear you.


SENATOR MOSES E. CLAPP has a tailor back in St. Cloud, Minnesota, who cuts these suits out for him 100 at a time, using an old-fashioned jig-saw. At the same time he cuts 100 white vests, and throws in 100 umbrellas, and the Senator is fitted out for another decade. Being ill dressed doesn't hurt a man in politics, and there are even some evil-minded persons who claim that Teddy and W. J. B. keep a special pair of baggy trousers in reserve for capturing the farmer vote.

©Paul Thompson.

Who Are the Worst and the Best Dressed Men?


Photograph by Brown Brothers.

THIS is the handsome young gentleman to whom Mr. Brady pays a large salary for being the "best dressed man on the stage." Conway Tearle, leading man for Grace George, was a champion cricketer and boxer before he left England to become the idol of a million girls. John Drew, former titleholder, has challenged Tearle to defend the title of "best dressed actor," the weapons being monogramed shirts and pink spats at sixty yards.


ONE day the director at the Edison Studio needed a man to play the role of a young millionaire. He turned to a group of extras and called, "The best dressed man, step out." Did they step out? Not much. The men with faded ties and baggy trousers began to drop back, until finally only one man was left in the front row—Eddie Earle. So Eddie got his chance, and has made good on it. Who says clothes don't pay?

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JUST to prove that bad clothes are not essential to political success, we present David I. Walsh, who has just ceased to be governor of Massachusetts, having held the job as long as he cared about it. Governor Walsh and Mary Pickford led the grand march at the "movie" ball in Boston last year, and Mary told him that if he ever tired of work she could get him a job with Paramount at $1000 a week.


JAY GOULD left his son George a string of railroads and some suits of clothes. Some of the railroads are not so well off as when Jay died, but George has done a great deal to improve the clothes. Reis counted the best dressed financier in America; and his daughters, Mrs. Anthony Drexel, Jr., and Lady Decies, say: "Papa has clothes sense: he can tell a year in advance what will be worn." If you would keep the respect of your daughters, reader, none of those soup-colored vests.

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LAST but not least, Diamond Jim Brady, whose picture seems to have a curious fascination for us, we have printed it so often. "Clothes," says Diamond Jim, "are my recreation." Fur overcoats at $12,000. and other garments to match, make it an expensive sport. Most of you wilt probably say: "I would rather wear my nice old corduroys than to be Diamond Jim with all his pantaloons." But that is not the moral of this page. The moral is, look over the successful ones: you'll usually find them well dressed— and the clothes are generally one item in the success.

Photograph by Paul Thompson.

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Missing— Roberta Hoyt!


Illustration by R. M. Crosby


"'We're sorry for having butted in on a private matter like this,' Tal apologized; but the story will go no further in our direction."


IN a block at a Fifth Avenue crossing, Richard Terrill, a young Georgian, is addressed by a beautiful young girl who appears to know him. She accepts an invitation to tea, and laughingly tells him that her name, Roberta Hoyt, is well known. That evening he accompanies Sands, a reporter, on an assignment to Riverton. There they pass a broken-down car from which issue groans. The driver, who is accompanied by a blond woman, explains that he is taking a sick man to a hospital. Their chauffeur recognizes him as Farnham, the fiance of Roberta Hoyt. Returning to town, Sands hears that Roberta Hoyt has been missing from home four days. The girl's disappearance brings out the fact that her grandfather's will made Miss Hoyt's inheritance conditional on her marriage before her twenty-first birthday. Terrill and Sands return that night to Riverton. Reconnoitering the Hoyt place, they are startled by the appearance out of the woods of two women, one weeping, a man dragging a pick and spade, and Farnham. Next day Sands explores the woods of the Hoyt estate and finds a new grave, and near by a prayer-book with the inscription: "Mary, from Winifred." By some clever detective work he learns that the blonde whom they saw on these two occasions with Farnham is Mary Leighton, the companion of a Miss Winnington of the Kensington in New York, and that Farnham and Marcus Winter, a broker, are frequent callers there. Terrill and Sands decide to find out whose body is in the grave in the Hoyt woods. Back at the grave again, they are confronted by Farnham, who, astounded at their suspicions, says that he can explain the mystery after he has consulted another person. Going to the Hoyt house, Farnham introduces them to a young woman with blond hair, whose face Terrill has never seen before.

THE woman who entered was young and exceedingly handsome, but stately and cold. It seemed impossible that it was she who had sobbed so hysterically the night before. Somehow, with her regular features, white skin, and dignified bearing, she suggested a statue.

Farnham asked our names, and as I gave mine I watched him closely; but apparently it meant nothing to him.

"I wish to present you to Mrs. Farnham—my brother's widow," he said.

Then he told his story, and what he did not tell in words, it was easy to supply. He had had an elder brother, George, who after giving his family all kinds of trouble had taken himself off to the Orient and had been within the year reported dead. A few years later Herbert had gone to Australia to try gold-mining. He had, on arriving, gone at once to work, presenting no letters and making no social connections.

Then to the mines came Melbourne newspapers with accounts of one Herbert Farnham, future Lord Darrow, who was cutting a wide swath in society, and on the side paying court to a beautiful actress, Mary Leighton, member of a London company. A letter from a friend followed with the information that the impostor was none other than George, and Herbert hurried to Melbourne to see his brother. There he learned that George had married Miss Leighton, who had a week later sailed for England. George, it appeared, after missing the steamer, had mysteriously dropped out of sight.

BRINGING to bear all the influence at his command, Herbert had prevented the story of the imposture and marriage from becoming public; but, considering it unwise to remain in Australia, had sacrificed his interests there, sailed for the United States, and hidden himself on a ranch in the West until Roberta Hoyt happened along and he followed her East.

In the meantime, George's wife, learning the truth from Herbert, was as keen as he to keep secret the unfortunate affair. But there was some gossip about it in London; and when, through a friend who knew her story, she met Miss Winnington and was invited by the old lady to travel with her, she had jumped at the chance to leave England. It was in Chicago shortly afterward that she had received a letter from George, written in a Western penitentiary. This she sent to New York to Herbert, who at once joined her, and together they visited George, whom they found ill with incipient lung disease. In the fall, coming to New York with Miss Winnington, Herbert had naturally visited her.

"It was last Friday," said Farnham, "curiously, just the day of Miss Hoyt's disappearance, that I got word from my brother that he had escaped from prison. I hurried to his hiding-place, and found him desperately ill from the exposure he had suffered since his flight. I managed to get him to New York, to the flat of Mrs. Rogers, a woman who was once in service in my family and whose husband owes to me his place as Miss Winnington's chauffeur. There Dr. Hollins Rice attended my brother. But the poor chap was so fearful of discovery, and the fear so aggravated his condition, that it seemed necessary to move him to a quieter place."

FARNHAM paused, and looked from Tal to me appealingly. The girl too raised her eyes to ours for a moment with a dumb plea before letting them sink again to her lap.

"I had no right to bring my trouble here," Farnham went on again, "to the home of one who had been so kind to me; but the house was empty, I could trust the care-takers, and my need was desperate. Not wishing to involve Rogers, who had become very nervous over the affair, I myself drove Miss Winnington's car in which we brought my brother here. On the way he had a severe hemorrhage, which accounts for the bloody handkerchief you found; and within an hour of our arrival here he died."

Again he halted for a moment.

"All this time—since Friday-I had heard nothing about Miss Hoyt, whose disappearance, as you know, her aunt had kept quiet. I heard of it only last night from Higgs, who told me Mrs. Otison did not seem greatly concerned. But just after my brother's death she 'phoned Higgs that Miss Hoyt's guardian had put the search for the girl into the hands of the police.

"What were we to do? It seemed unlikely that any one would look for Miss Hoyt here; still, as it was possible, it was imperative to remove my brother's body. So we buried it; and I, because there was no one else to do so, read the funeral service from a prayer-book given to Miss Leighton on her wedding day by a girl friend who was in her confidence. This book was accidentally dropped in the woods, where you found it next morning. That's the story. Are you quite satisfied?"

"Perfectly," said Tal, and I too assented. I could not distrust Farnham, for one thing; besides, he had explained everything—everything I knew then, at least.

RATHER shamefacedly, Tal pulled out the prayer-book and Miss Winnington's card-case, and handed them over.

"We're sorry for having butted in on a private matter like this," he apologized; "but, as I said before, the story will go no further in our direction—you can bank on that."

"Thank you," Farnham replied. "You can see how the facts played into Winter's hand. He had heard the talk in London, had chanced to see Miss Leighton with me in Chicago, and when she came to New York he sought her acquaintance—"

"Just to spy on me, the cad!"

They were almost the first words Mary Leighton had spoken, and the badly suppressed anger and indignation of them were startling, coming from one outwardly so composed. So she could warm up, it seemed.

"My great regret is that Mr. Farnham did not tell Miss Hoyt the truth," she added more calmly. "I feel responsible for the broken engagement—I can't forgive myself."

She rose.

"If you will excuse me I shall say good night," she murmured, and bowed to us, gracious but very dignified.

Farnham opened the door, and she swept out—"swept" is the word, too.

As he turned back to us Farnham looked at his watch.

"Of course, you want to get back to town to-night, and if you like we'll motor you down—there's no train till five. I came up with a friend in his machine— Dr. Rice, by the way. He and Higgs have been making some repairs, but I hear the car coming round now; so, if you like, we'll start at once."

We agreed, and followed him to the side entrance. My hour had struck, I thought. Here I had been dodging Mulrooney for hours, and lying like a trooper to do it, only to walk into the arms of Dr. Rice. However, my luck held. The porte-cochere was dark, except for the light that streamed faintly from the house; and Dr. Rice, who was in the machine, hardly turned his head to acknowledge our introductions. Then Tal pushed ahead of me and got in front with him, which saved me again.

I HEARD Tal buzzing away at the doctor, but could not make out what either of them said. Farnham and I talked very little and only of impersonal things. He did not seem to care to talk, and under the circumstances I could not


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wonder. But the situation struck me as the queerest ever.

Tal's house being a little north of my hotel, we dropped him first. Judging by Dr. Rice's cordial good night, they had hit it off pretty well, and it was that, I reckon, that made him turn round and offer his hand to me when I got up to climb out at the Cecil.

I took the doctor's hand. My coat collar was turned up and my hat pulled down as far as possible, but when Fate starts out to turn a trick nothing stops her. The instant I met those nearsighted eyes through the thick lenses of the big shell spectacles, I knew they had recognized me. I felt an involuntary twitch of fat fingers; then our hands fell apart and I got out.

"Thanks ever so much. Good night," I said. They repeated the good night, and that was all.

"Well," said I to myself. "And now what?"

I AWOKE about ten o'clock, and at once had the morning papers sent up. The date on the first struck my eye and brought a slight shock of surprise: "Thursday, October 31." Only Thursday! And all this had happened since Tuesday afternoon, less than two days ago.

The first thought that had flashed into my mind that morning was that Dr. Rice had recognized me. What was I to do about it? Of course, I could deny everything; but where was all my lying to end?

Tal found me in the restaurant at breakfast.

"What in blazes made you double-cross me last night?" he demanded.

"Oh, go to the devil!" I snapped.

If I had to go on lying right and left, there was one thing sure—it was not going to be to Talbot Sands. He could ask questions till he was blue in the face.

He chuckled. "Never took you for such a slushy boob, Dick. Wanted to rescue the beautiful lady, eh? Well, I only hope she'll be grateful."

He grinned, sat down, and reached for my cigarettes.

"Well, we're back to where we started," he observed cheerfully.

"Thinking of starting again?" I inquired.

"I am not. If a girl doesn't want to be found, why find her? I'll bet Miss Bobbie Hoyt is satisfied with her present whereabouts or she wouldn't be there. Dr. Rice says you can gamble on it."

"He's sore because she turned down Farnham."

"I guess that's right. Anyhow, he'd like mighty well to spot that guy she's with. Funny, that they can't even make a guess, considering how well Farnham knew her. She can't have eloped with a total stranger."

"I don't see why you take it for granted that she has eloped at all."

"What else would a girl run away for? Oh, she's married, or will be within the next week. Think she's likely to over- look the fact that if she is not a Mrs. when the clock strikes twelve on the night of November seventh, she'll be a pauper?"

"Does Farnham think she's married?"

"Don't know. The doctor does. Oh, by the way, he called me up this morning —got me out of bed before nine—to ask your name. Said you look a good deal like a man he used to know. Said he noticed the resemblance last night, but couldn't place it till this morning. Wanted to know where you're from, how long you've been in town, what's your business here, and a million other things." Tal paused to laugh. "He even asked if you'd ever met Miss Hoyt. I said if you had you didn't know it."

"That's true," I put in—and heaven knows it was.

"We talked about the case a little, and he wanted to know what you thought about it. I said you weren't much interested and had only gone with me the other night to be obliging. Then he wondered, of course, why you had warned Farnham if you were not interested, and I told him it was because you didn't think the affair at Riverton had anything to do with Miss Hoyt—that you'd always said so. You did, you know, from the start."

I conceded this with a nod, marveling at his complete unconsciousness. Obviously, nothing was farther from his mind than the truth. The doctor's questioning must have been more adroit than the report seemed to indicate.

"Queer that he should ask my opinion —don't you think so?" I ventured through a screen of cigarette smoke.

"No. He's so hipped on the subject, he'd ask the opinion of a lamp-post," was the unflattering response. "You'll probably hear from him to-day about the friend you look like."

But at eight o'clock that evening I had not yet heard from Dr. Rice—that is, directly. Indirectly, I thought I had heard several times. At any rate, somebody was spying on me.

To begin with, right after breakfast and after Tal's departure, one of the hotel clerks volunteered the information that a man had inquired if I was still stopping there, and, being answered in the affirmative, had said that was all he wanted to know and had gone away. The clerk's description of the man suggested no one I knew, and I was naturally puzzled.

A little later I got a real jolt from the telephone operator at the Cecil in the shape of news that some unknown man had tried to pimp her about me.

"He wanted to know if you got many calls from ladies, and I told him there's three or four keeps your wire busy all day."

She giggled, and, having yet to receive my first call of the kind, I grinned back and admitted that the joke was on me.

"Oh, he fell for it all right," she assured me seriously. "I'm onto my job. You'll never catch me giving a friend away."

I questioned her as to the inquirer's looks, and finally concluded that, whoever he might be, he was certainly not Farnham, Dr. Rice, or Mulrooney. Doubtless it was some detective hired by Rice, though his methods seemed crude for a professional.

I went up to my room, and happened to want something in my portfolio. And the instant I opened the portfolio I knew some one had been through it. Nothing was missing, but things were out of order.

Looking about the room for other signs of trespassing, I found none. In the closet, like a "skeleton," hung the one bit of evidence against me—my blue serge suit and black hat.

GIVING up the puzzle at last, I started out, and stopped as usual to leave my key with the floor clerk. "Mame" was in her place, and near her the "turrible Jimmy." Their voices, loud and lively, reached me as I stepped into the hall; but the instant I hove into sight a hush fell upon them.

"Mail for you, Mr. Terrill," said the girl, handing me three letters.

"Thanks; the train must have been late," I answered. You see, I had inquired several times for mail within the preceding hour, as my Southern letters usually came in on a certain train and I knew almost to the minute when to expect them.

"Yes—I guess so," she replied, and something in the way she said it made me glance sharply at her, then at the boy. Both dropped their eyes.

A thought flashed to me. "My key!" I demanded, and with it went back to my room. There it took me just two minutes to convince myself that all three of my letters had been opened. That was why the train had been late! The hotel must be behind the man who was watching me.

Desirous of making sure of this, I went straight to the telephone operator with whom I had talked in the morning. She greeted me with a frightened, wavering smile, and as soon as I got near enough whispered hurriedly: "Go into a booth. I got something to tell you."

"Listen," she began in the lowest audible tone, when I was on the wire. "Mackay—the house detective, you know—has


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been round asking about your calls. You haven't told anybody about me telling you about the other part, have you?"

"No; why?"

"Thanks to goodness!" she gasped in frank relief. "If Mackay was to hear about it, he'd think it was him I told you about and I'd be fired sure."

I swore myself to secrecy.

"What are the hotel people watching me for?" I asked.

"It's nothing to do with the house—it's just Mackay helping an outside man."

"I see. What did you tell him about me?"

"The truth—of course. I said there hasn't a single woman called you up since you been here."

I replied that I was glad she had corrected the wrong impression previously given, thanked her, and left. But I was not impervious to the covert glance with which she followed me, and I wondered how she sized me up, as a murderer, defaulter, or co-respondent.

If I was accompanied on my shopping tour I did not know it, nor did I care. All I had to look out for was that no one got the chance to search my person, which would mean finding the locket. If only I could hide the thing! But where? Yesterday it would have been easy; to-day it seemed impossible.

I had dinner alone, Tal being unable to join me; and, being lonely, I went to a big Broadway place and treated myself to the best, hoping a hungry sleuth was watching every mouthful. But at eight o'clock I was back again in the Cecil lobby, kicking my heels together and wondering what was going to happen next. And just then it happened.

A BELL-BOY came up to me with a note. Surprised, and thinking he had made a mistake, I glanced at the name before I took it. But it was addressed to me, I found, so I picked it from the tray and the boy trotted off. The writing was a woman's and unfamiliar:

Must see you at once. Waiting at the side entrance in a cab. Will wave my veil from the window when you come out, so you'll know which. Get in quickly. Afraid I'm being watched. Will explain. Hurry.

Well—I hurried. I admit it. I walked into the trap as fast as I could get there. I am not sure I did not run. My one anxiety seems to have been that it might escape me. Of course, I should have known better. All my friends would have known better—they have told me so. The merest child would have known better. I admit it. I admit everything.

As I dashed down the few steps to the street a white veil fluttered an instant from the window of a waiting cab, and, dashing madly on, I jerked the cab door open and stepped in—quickly, as ordered. A strong, queer odor met me; I felt a viselike grip on my arms; and, when next aware of myself, I was lying bound and gagged, blinking stupidly into the darkness.

I managed to squirm to a sitting position. I was still in the cab, which was now moving rapidly, and at first I thought I was alone; but as my with returned I made out a dark figure opposite, a man's. He was too tall for Dr. Rice. Was it Farnham? Watching, I tried by flashes of road lights to make out his features, but failed. His hat was pulled low and he had drawn himself back out of range of the lights.

We seemed to be in the suburbs. Detached houses dotted the road, all well lighted, which meant that it was early still and that we had not been long on the way. No doubt I had had hardly more than a whiff of the chloroform. Though a little drowsy, I felt all right; but, as the gag prevented me from shouting for help and the ropes on my hands and feet from helping myself, I could only wait and watch.

It began to rain, first a gentle spattering on the windows, then a driving splash. Presently the cab slowed down and stopped at the side of the road. The driver, of whom I had so far seen nothing but the back of his head, now turned round, lowered the window, and spoke.

"Phwat's the nade iv goin' anny further? The rain's as wet as waiter, I'm thinkin'."

By the brogue I guessed Mulrooney.

"That's right," returned Rogers, whose voice I knew at once.

"He can't get anny wetter than drippin', and he'll be that in tin minutes, and"—here he addressed himself to me— "I'm thinkin' that'll learn you not to start a dacent, harrud-wurrukin la-ad runnin' to yer foine hotel, and befure he can get there goin' off lavin' a lie behind ye"

"And maybe it'll learn you not to come nosing round where you ain't wanted. And maybe by the time you've been laying in the mud awhile you'll find out which of the four women that keeps your 'phone ringing all day it was wrote the note." He laughed derisively. "You're pretty quick with your fists, young fellow, —I got to hand it to you,—but you're awful slow with your head."

Even had the gag not held me speechless, astonishment would have. So this was merely a scheme of private vengeance. Plainly, there was nothing else behind it. Mulrooney had not recognized me—did not know me now. The connecting link between the two had been Tal's note-book. Their names and addresses had been the last two entries. They had probably gone over the others together, and my name had been recognized by Mulrooney as a clue. It had been Rogers at the hotel clerk and operator.

Rogers now loosened my gag.

"Got anything to say for yourself?" he asked.

"It's a fine evening," I answered. "Hope you enjoyed your ride."

"Here, don't get gay!" he warned sharply.

"Sure and we did that," put in Mulrooney. "And we'll enjoy the wan back sthill more, me la-ad, thinkin' iv the foine toime we're lavin' ye to."

They drove off, leaving me sitting in the muddy road.

It was a fine time they left me to, for a fact. After, with difficulty, working my hands loose, I freed my feet with my pocket-knife and got on to them. It was still pouring. Up and down the road shone the lights of houses, but what I wanted was a hotel, where I could pay for the privilege of dripping on the carpets. At the nearest house I asked my way, and within twenty minutes was under the roof of the Inn at Hillside, Long Island.

The clerk, an obliging little man, lent me a pair of pajamas. They missed covering my legs by a foot each, and when I tried to button the jacket it split down the back; still, it seemed preferable to swathing myself in a sheet, and I was grateful. When my clothes had been taken away, to be dried and pressed without fail by 7 A.M., I put my valuables, including the locket, under my pillow, and went to bed—all I could do, though it was only nine-thirty.

DREAMS are maddening things usually. They have no beginning, and one always wakes up in the middle. I dreamed that I was being chased by a mob, when suddenly I saw my home in Atlanta, and rushing in locked the door. Then I went to the living-room, and there, with her back to me, stood a girl with red hair. "Now I can find out if it's a wig," I said to myself, and was tiptoeing over to her when she turned abruptly. "I did it for you! I did it for you!" she cried out to me in an anguished tone, and held out her arms. Then I awoke.

I opened my eyes. It was still dark outside, not morning yet. What a crazy dream! I thought, and turned over.

"You've got to stand by me! I did it for you!"

I sat up with a start. I had not dreamed that: it was real. My breath stopped as a wild, incredible idea gripped me. That voice—

"I couldn't help it—I had to know— I'm so frightened!"

I heard plainly the terrified tremor that accompanied the words. It was from


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the next room, from the door just beside my bed, that the voice came—the voice of the girl who had called herself Roberta Hoyt!

"I'm not sure," she went on in a tremulous whisper, as if answering a question. "But last night some one called me on the 'phone three times.... No, no, of course not; but don't you see? They're trying to identify my voice; they suspect me.... Yes, at two o'clock this morning."

I understood now. She was telephoning. Mechanically I got out of bed, moved by an instinctive desire to warn her that she was overheard. But she talked on, her voice rising with excitement:

"I couldn't stand being alone any longer. Every time the bell rings, I think they're coming. I don't trust her. I want to go away.... I'll do anything you say—you know that; but you'll send me some word—"

I COUGHED deliberately, and she stopped short. I stood at the closed door a moment, listening. I had made up my mind to speak to her, but I wished to be sure first that she was alone. Then, to my amazement, she spoke:

"Sorry I disturbed you."

My lips opened to return some polite formula. Then, my wits collecting, I whispered softly at the door-crack:

"Miss Hoyt!"

Utter silence followed.

I raised my voice a trifle and repeated the name. "This is Dick Terrill," I added. "Don't you remember me? We had tea together Tuesday."

"Oh!" Hardly more than a breath, it had in it both enlightenment and relief. Clearly, it might have been worse.

"What are you doing here?" she said.

"I'm only here for the night. I just wanted you to know how I happened to overhear what you said at the 'phone, and I thought you would be glad to know it was somebody you could—trust."

"I am, thank you." After a moment, a little uncertainly: "What you heard must have sounded—odd."

"Not at all," I lied hastily. "But I wish you'd let me help you. Of course, I've known for several days that you must be awfully worried, but I didn't know where you were. When I heard your voice just now, I had to let you know I was here, ready to do anything I can. I have your locket still, and I've told no one about meeting you."

"Oh—why not?" she asked.

"Because, after Dr. Rice and the cabman reported seeing you, I heard the doubt expressed that—that you were— Miss Hoyt." It was hard to get put, but I thought she ought to know it.

There followed the briefest of pauses.

"There was nothing about that in the papers," she said then.

"No; but some people are saying so."

"Then why didn't you contradict them? Why didn't you show the locket? That's proof!"

"Because I was not sure it was best—I mean, that it was what you would wish."

"But surely you might have known that. Did I behave like a person with anything to hide? Listen," she continued. "If you really want to help me, take that locket to Mr. Rosser as soon as possible, and tell him everything."

"About to-night also?"

"No, no! Don't mention that. It—it isn't necessary."

"But they'll go to the tea-room to verify my story, and—"

"Well, it's true."

I hesitated, then decided to speak. Cleverly as she had masked her alarm, her words at the telephone were evidence enough that she was in some trouble, and ignorance of her true position would not serve her.

"That waitress at the tea-room says you are not Miss Hoyt."

"What reason did she give?"

"Your voice." I tried to say it simply, but I was so conscious of her own remark about her voice that I fear I failed.

"Why has there been nothing about her in the papers?" she asked.

"I paid her not to talk."

"You paid her! Then you believed her!"

"I—don't know."

"Then you're bribing her to shield me. From what, pray?"

"I don't know that, either. I was just holding her off until I could get a line on how things were with you."

"I—I can't tell you that," she said, after a short wait. "I wish I could. I'm grateful to you. You've been wonderful —and you've earned the right to my confidence—"

"I don't want it as a right," I protested. "I only want to help you, and I can't do it intelligently unless I know more about things. You must see that."

"But there isn't anything you can do. I'd love to be frank with you—truly; but I'm in a peculiar position—something you could never imagine. I've so much at stake. Won't you please go on just a while longer saying nothing? Won't you? Only until the eighth of November,"

"The eighth?" I echoed in wonder; then, to cover my surprise, I asked quickly: "You mean I shall see you then? Where?"

"I'll write you where."

"You promise that? It's not, another invitation—to tea?"

She laughed out at that, and the sound lifted a load off my chest.

"It was dreadful of me to break my engagement," she confessed with charming contrition. "But I sha'n't break this. I promise. I'll write you at the Cecil— you see, I haven't forgotten. I was going to write anyway, as soon as I could, and explain."

"Were you really? Is that straight?"

"Yes—it's straight," she returned, laughing again. "And now I must say good night; it's nearly eleven o'clock. But first I want to apologize for doing you an injustice the other day. I knew when I asked you to tea that I shouldn't be there. I—I wanted to punish you. I thought the reason you pretended to know me and wanted to see me again was because I was the rich Miss Hoyt."

"Heavens! If you only knew how I felt when I found it out. Why, I've been hoping and praying for two days that you're not Miss Hoyt."

SHE said nothing to that for a minute, then: "Isn't that a very queer thing to say to me, considering—everything?"

"But I'm not considering everything! I'm considering only that Miss Hoyt has two millions and—is in love with Herbert Farnham."

She made me wait again, and this time it was worth it.

"I shall not have two millions on the eighth of November, and—I shall never marry Mr. Farnham," she said.

"Do you mean that?"


"Then—is there a chance for anybody else?"

"Oh, no; not for—anybody. Good night."

"How about somebody?"

She laughed.

"Well, I'm not going to be an old maid. Good night."

"Wait a minute; I've something else to tell you."

"Good night!" came softly, more faintly.

"But I'm serious. Please come back. It's about Farnham."

And truly at that instant it did flash over me that I ought to tell her she had misjudged him. It was the only square thing to do. He could not reach her himself, so of course he would want her to know—that is, if she were Miss Hoyt. Bearing that uncertainty in mind, I chose my words carefully.

"Something has happened since you

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They Burned Them to Save Them

THE frugal housewife who serves up Tuesday's bread crumbs well disguised as dessert on Wednesday has nothing on the great corporations. It is almost an axiom—the bigger the industry, the less the waste.

Here is an example: One of our huge railroad companies makes a science of the utilization of waste, and from that source realizes a fortune. In two successive years the sales of waste paper, old rubber, rusty iron, and the like returned sums in excess of two and three million dollars.

Five million dollars in a couple of years is a neat extra profit for even one of the biggest concerns in the country.

Care is taken to get the results with profit in every single transaction. For instance, labor must be considered: if it costs three dollars in labor to save two dollars in junk, or even two dollars and ninety-nine cents, it is the falsest kind of false economy.

That explains the apparent waste in this photograph of burning box-cars. The Pennsylvania Railroad had a lot of worn-out cars. After removing everything of value except the old iron, somebody simply touched a match to the wooden frames.

It would have cost more to tear down the cars to get at the iron than the value of the used lumber; so the fire was allowed to do the work of separating the salable junk.

The Christmas Tree Girl

WHEN December comes round, Miss Elsie Schuenemann may be found doing her Christmas selling early from the deck of a big schooner tied up at one of the bridge docks in the Chicago River. The crop is Christmas trees; for since 1912, when the father of the family went down with his cargo to the bottom of Lake Michigan, his wife and daughter Elsie have cut, loaded, trasported, and sold nearly fifteen hundred tons of trees.

The mother superintends the work of cutting, but it is the girl in the picture who disposes of the crop.

There are two other daughters, twins, Hazel and Pearl; they run the house while their mother and sister conduct a business that an appalling disaster failed to break.

This young woman was but twenty years old when she took on her shoulders the burden of her father's business. Miss Elsie is said to have a gift of selling rarely excelled in the business world.

Caterer to Five Thousand

THE chef in the big hotel has his troubles in planning for the reducing matron who won't touch potatoes and the dyspeptic old gentleman who must have everything cooked in oil; but this sort


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of catering doesn't hold a candle to Mr. E. Costain's job: that of planning food for no less than five thousand absolutely different kinds of appetities—namely, all the animal boarders at the Bronx Zoo, New York.

Mr. Costain raises most of his menus himself on a six-acre farm, eggs and honey, potatoes, lettuce and cabbage, grapes, strawberries and raspberries, corn, carrots and beets for the vegetarians among the jungle folk. He also raises chickens, rabbits, and guinea-pigs, rats and mice, pigeons and squabs, for the long-toothed meat-eaters and the serpents. These are first killed and fed whole.

They Lead Strictly Hygienic Lives

EVERYTHING has to be as clean and hygienic when it reaches the cages of the wild things as it would have to be in a well ordered hospital. Infection of every sort is guarded against most carefully.

Every morning a wagon takes over to the Zoological Park a big assorted load of fresh vegetables and fruit. Piled on top are the boxes containing tthe day's supply of rabbits, chickens, guinea-pigs, rats, mice, and other choice morsels for the meat-eaters. The keepers then come with their 'push-carts and load up their allotted rations for their valuable charges.


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They Don't Keep Her Awake

THE hobo cats that "hit the grit" at the corner of Twenty-third Street and Ninth Avenue will not need to travel farther for either a "hand-out" or a "flop." Both may be found under the elevated stairway where rosy-cheeked Mrs. Fagan dispenses newspapers.

"Why don't you send them to the S.P.C.A.?" a severe-looking woman asked Mrs. Fagan one day.

Mrs. Fagan smiled pityingly. "Surely the poor little things enjoy their liberty just as much as you and I do, and they have done nothing that they should be deprived of their lives. All they ask is their freedom, a bite to eat, and a place to sleep during the day."

She Feeds 3640 Cats a Year

THE ten cats that had already fore-gathered for their dinner refused to be interviewed, but it was easy to understand the resentful and independent glance of one big black-and-white Thomas with well chewed ears. Mrs. Fagan had "made a man of him." Had she turned him away that cold winter's morning two years ago when, a muddy and lean derelict, he whined his petition to her, he would not now be adding his share of the self-respecting spirit to Twenty-third Street.

Mrs. Fagan feeds on an average ten cats a day, seventy cats a week, or 3640 cats a year. Liver, heart, salmon, and other delicacies constitute the menu, with a wash-down of milk. Commuters from New Jersey often hand her some catnip, so the kitties may have a spree.

To see the tribe at its best, one must reach Mrs. Fagan's news booth in the morning at about nine o'clock, the breakfast hour. The tabbies come and sit down on the sidewalk outside the booth and gaze mutely up at their benefactress. Customers hurrying to work tread a hazardous way among them.

"Do you see that Maltese-and-white one?" says Mrs. Fagan. "He is the boldest of them all. He came here three months ago, limping on three legs, the most dejected and starved creature I ever saw. For days he had to be


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fed by hand, and shivered even in the hottest sunshine. Now he is the fattest and most piggish of the lot.

"Homeless cats have more sense than homeless men," Mrs. Fagan declares. "When they find a sure feeding place, they stick to it. My cats are real tramps. Morning and evening, after they have eaten and licked their chops, they scatter over the neighborhood until the next meal-time.

"Just stand here a while and watch those poor little waifs thank me with their eyes. Only once in a while do I find an ungrateful one."

It has become the custom of the owners of cats in the neighborhood of Twenty-third Street and Ninth Avenue, when they lose their pets, to apply to Mrs. Fagan; for, sooner or later, if it survives, Kitty finds her way there.

One of the Men Behind the Map


Photograph from D. A. Willey

YOU know that feeling you get some- times, after you've been walking around the block to your office every day for ten years, when you pull out the atlas and trace out the trip you'd like to take. First those smudges that mean mountains, then those long blue streaks that are streams and lakes stuffed with trout, and those white stretches without any dots you know are deserts where men starve and are buried in fearful sandstorms.

But to explore the countries to make the maps men haven't had to sacrifice their lives, after all. Only an amateur, they say, meets adventure. Every accident, every danger of delay, of starvation, of getting lost, is foreseen.

An expedition for a season's exploring in Alaska takes provisions for two years, for it may some way miss connections and be forced to stay more than a year. The horses that carry the packs are not brought back, but are killed when the road ahead grows too rough for them, and their flesh stored for possible use on the return trip.

A portage of a range of mountains six thousand feet high is no joke, especially where the caribou are too unfamiliar with man to be afraid of him; but Frank C. Schrader crossed thus that northern rim of the Rockies to the Arctic regions to map that stretch of unexplored country. Eight men followed Schrader, intending to meet the cutter that once a year pushes this far around Alaska. They missed it, and would have been compelled to stay north a year had they not pushed their way through the ice-floes for three hundred miles in a whale-boat.

Adding to the Nation's Wealth

OUR government owes to these explorers the discovery of the great coal tracts in Wyoming, which raised the value of that land from $20 to 8400 an acre, and the 40,000,000 acres of a precious phosphate in Idaho.

So, if two weeks at the sea-shore isn't really exciting enough, there is a real business you can try, which will freeze you and rend you, but won't kill you quite entirely—and of course you may fall into that gold mine, after all.

Why Not Own Part of an Elephant?

I may not need an elephant;
>In fact, I do not s'pose I do.
Yet—when I think a while—
I am not sure but that I want a few.

THAT was how the school children of Boston felt when they first saw Molly and Waddy and Tony perform. Every last one of them, away up to the blasé eighth-graders, felt that he must have an elephant. But there were only three elephants and 100,000 school children. And, besides, some of the mothers were fussy. They said that an elephant would be an awkward pet to have around the house. They spoke of the mud lie would track in.

Then somebody said, "Why not let the children buy the elephants jointly and keep them in Franklin Park Zoo?" A committee made inquiries, and found that Molly and Waddy could be had for $6000, with little Tony, who weighs only a ton, thrown in for good measure—this on the condition that the trio needn't work any more, but might just loaf around and enjoy themselves.

An epidemic of industry suddenly swept young Bostonians.

Children gave parties to aid the elephant fund; they opened their banks and sent in the precious pennies that had been hoarded there; they swept sidewalks, ran errands, cleaned cellars, and even gave up movie shows. Even the little rascal Tony helped pay his way to Franklin Park by finding a bright new dime on the street.

Elephant Fund Editor [wrote one youngster].

Dear Sir: I want the elephants for Boston so much that I am going to break my pig bank and get a dollar out of it for them.

Now there is no place in Boston more popular than the fine marble house where Molly and Waddy and Tony receive their young friends at Franklin Zoo.


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Missing — Roberta Hoyt

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[?] ft that leaves him free to tell you now what he could not before," I said.

"What has happened?" she questioned after a pause, as if she too were advancing warily.

"That I can't tell you," I replied. "I have given my word. But I will say this: [?] concerns what you were told about him and Miss Mary Leighton."

"Mary Leighton? Wh—why, what do you know about her?"

"I can't say anything more," I said.

Then, recalling Miss Leighton's regret [?] having been indirectly responsible for the breaking of Miss Hoyt's engagement, [?] saw no harm in adding:

"Miss Leighton will tell you that herself, I think. She is at the Kensington. [?] sorry I can't tell you anything more about the matter; but he will tell you everything, and—and if that is all that stands between you and him, why—"

"You seem very anxious to bring about reconciliation!"

"I don't want a reconciliation," I protested, "but I can't do anything dishonorable to prevent it."

"Aren't you rather—quixotic?"

"Would you like me to take advantage [?] another man's misfortune to win you?" [?] demanded indignantly.

"Oh!" This with tremendous astonishment. "Have I said I'd like you to [?] in me at all, Mr. Richard Terrill?"

"No; but—"

"Well, then!" She popped it at me triumphantly, as if that was what we had been arguing about all along.

"All right," I laughed. "This discussion is postponed till November eighth. Thre's something else I must tell you [?] —about the locket. I don't know what to do with it. You see, Dr. Rice has recognized me as the man he saw with you, and is having me watched, and—"

A cry of alarm cut me off. "Why didn't you say that before? He has followed you here? Can he have heard us?" Back to her voice had come the sharp [?] of terror that I had heard on awakening

"He's nowhere near," I assured her. No one knows I'm here but you. But tomorrow, when I go back, they may [?] me and—"

"Yes, I see," she interrupted. "You'd better give the locket to me. Bring it to my door; I'm still dressed. Hurry!"

"In a minute," I called; and, switching the light, I looked around for my clothes. They were not there! They were downstairs drying.

IT is well I made it clear at the outset that I am not the hero of this story, for [?] is would finish me. Fancy a hero in pajamas a foot too short and with a [?] it jacket, telephoning a sleepy hotel [?] rk to dig out a sleepier nigger to bring him his doublet and hose ere dashing to theside of his beloved!

Of course she heard me 'phoning, too. When my things arrived I hustled into [?] em. They were still soaked and muddy, [?] d I must have been a heroic sight. [?] ith the locket in my hand, I hurried [?] to her door. To my surprise, it was [?] en and the room was dark. I knocked, [?] en spoke, then stepped in and turned the [?] light. The room was empty, the [?] ly sign of recent occupancy being a [?] road time-table lying on the dresser. Impulsively I sprang into the hall- [?] could not be five minutes ahead of [?] Then I stopped. What right had I follow [?] her? As I stood there, uncertain, a train slowed up and stopped at the [?] tion close by. Doubtless she was on had probably discovered while waiting [?] me that she could just make it. And [?] was running away, not from me, but from the man she feared was on my track. The time-table informed me that I [?] get a train to New York in about [?] hour, and after a restless wait upstairs I went down to the office. While paying my bill I looked at the register. Opposite her room number I found the name, written in a clear feminine hand: "Winifred Warren, New York."

I felt a queer shock. Winifred was the name in Mary Leighton's prayer-book. Was there any connection? Perhaps not; yet—

I looked at the clerk, who was sleepily counting out my change, and decided to risk a few questions. The information I gleaned was that Winifred Warren had arrived at the Inn after I did, having missed her train to New York, she said. The clerk had understood she was to spend the night, but she had gone away again on the eleven-three. What did she look like? Very pretty. Her hair? He was not sure he had noticed, but thought she wore a veil over her hat which hid the hair.

The run back to town was short, though in my restless state it seemed endless, and I arrived with my head spinning with questions. But of all I asked myself one hammered most relentlessly at my mind: Would she go to Farnham?

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