Corsicana Democrat and Truth (Corsicana, Tex.), Vol. 39, No. 31, Ed. 1 Thursday, July 23, 1925 Page: 3 of 8
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CORSICANA DEMOCRAT AND TRUTH
In the end Tommy got out of his
difficulty In a way which struck him
an neut. He led Allen ucross the (lin-
ing room at luncheon next day and
brought him to the tuhle where the
princess and Janet sut.
"Allow ine to Introduce Mr. Allen to
you," he said. Then, turning to Allen,
tie murmured: "My wife, and iny
secretary. Miss Olsborne."
That left Allen to decide for him-
self winch wus the wife and which
the secretary. He was puzzled. He
looked at Janet and then at Tommy,
lie Vnoked at Calypso, and thought of
Ills sister and the other unruly maid-
ens In the canteen. At last he de-
cided In favor of Janet.
"I wnnt to thank you," he said to
tier, "for all your kindness to my sis-
Janet took .that very well. She had
been kind, iiWr her own fashion, to
■o many different people that she
could not posslhly recollect them all.
She Inquired graciously for Miss Al-
len, and received an -account of her
jtiarrlage to a young officer she hud
met at the canteen.
The Introduction passed off surpris-
ingly well: but Tommy was by no
means done with Allen. That eve-
ning they met again.
"Ever see any of the fellows from
the old regiment nowadays?" said
Tommy would have been glad to
know what the old regiment wns. He
wished very much that he had thought
of asking Caslmlr and the king for a
little more Information before he un-
dertook to be Colonel Heard.
"I ran Into Simpson the other day,"
said Allen. "You remember Soapy
Simpson and the old Frenchwoman In
the rest billets behind Olvenchy."
"Rather," siiid Tommy heartily,
"that's how he got the name Soapy,
"Was it?" he said. "Hut there
wasn't any soap In that business, was
"It may hare been cheese," said
Tommy. "One gets confused about
"Oh," said Allen, "you're thinking of
Collins. They always said It was on
account of that cheese that you rec-
ommended Collins for the D. S. O."
"That," said Tommy, "is a gross
•lander. As a matter of fact, Collins'
recommendation for the I). S. O. went
In before any one heard a word about
He felt that he owed that much to
Colonel Heard's reputntlon. Whatever
•Collins had dome about the cheese,
whether he had eaten It, refrained
from eating It, stolen It, or baited a
mousetrap with It, no conscientious
colonel would have recommended hliu
for a D. S. O. on that account alone.
"Oddly enough," said Allen, "I heard
from Collins the other day. I sup-
pose you know he married that little
red-haired V. A. I), who used to be at
"I always expectpd he would," said
Tommy, "though In my opinion she
wns n great deal too good for him. I
can't Imagine what any girl could see
In Soapy Simpson?"
"It was Collins who married her,
cot Simpson. Did I say Simpson?"
"Oh, Collins," said Tommy. "That's
different, of course. What's Collins
"He and she an running a chicken
farm in Monte Carlo," said Allen,
"making quite a good thing out of It,
After that Tommy escaped and went
to bed. But Allen came at him agnln
the next morning. He had a passion
for reminiscence, and seemed to have
known every single officer In "the old
regiment" except Colonel Heard him-
self. Young Bright had come to grief
over a dud check which he cashed in
u night club In London. Tommy ex-
pressed great regret for his fate. Poor
Styles was still limping about and
would never get back the use of his
leg. Tommy regretted that, too. After
a while Allen got back to the subject
of his sister, and Mrs. Heard and the
"She'll be surprised when I tell her
I've met Mrs. Heard out here," said
Allen. "That last letter I had from
her she said she'd been Invited to
meet Mrs. Heard at a teaparty some-
where In Kensington. Unfortunately
•he couldn't go."
"That must have been a long while
•go," said Tommy.
"Not so long," said Allen. "I only
«ot the letter last week."
"If your sister had gone to that tea-
party," said Tommy, "she wouldn't
have met my wife. She's been out
here for the last six months."
That, he felt, ought to put a stop
to any chance meeting In London be-
tween Mrs. Heard and Miss Allen,
whose name of course was not Allen
any longer, for site had married an of-
ficer whom she met In the canteen—
a thing which showed that Mrs.
Beard had not kept a tight enough
hand over her.
Tommy went to bed very well sat-
isfied with himself. It had proved
surprisingly easy to play the part of
Colonel Heard. It would, flo doubt,
have been equally easy to play that
of Lord Norheys. He began to feel
sorry that he had not done so In-
stead of claiming his own name and
position. Then he remembered Miss
Temple a«d felt glad that he had re-
fused to he Lord Norheys. Miss Tem-
pts would, apparently, have beeu a
hopeless obstacle to his marriage with
Cal/pso. Ha wondered a Little whsth-
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er the existence of a Mrs. Heard would
be another obstacle. If Calypso ob-
jected to a man who was engaged to
he married, she might very well ob-
ject even more strongly to s man who
had been married for at least seven
The princess, Jnnet Church and
Tommy sat at lunch on the third dny
after their arrival In Breslau. Thanks
to the king's Influence with the man-
ager of the hotel, they had a very
pleasant tahle, placed In a bow win-
dow from which they had a view of
the town's market place.
A large motor car drove slowly
across the square and pulled up at
the door of the hotel. The driver wiin
remarkable. He wore a high cup of
black fur with two long black ribbons
banging from the back of it, a brown
overcoat, doulrle-breasted and adorned
with grout silver buttons. The collar
and cuffs of the coat were of curly
black fur. Even while he sat at the
steering wheel it could be seen that
he was a very big man. probably tall,
certainly broad and strongly built. A
thick black mustache covered Ills
mouth. He had heavy eyebrows
which met across his forehead. His
face was almost mahogany-colored.
Tommy stared at him with Interest
and pointed him out to the princess.
A Large Motor Car Orovs 8lowly
Across the 8quare and Pulled Up
at the Door of the Hotel.
The moment she saw him she Jumped
to her feet and clapped her hands In
excitement and delight.
"It's Sandor," she said, "Sandor
from the schloss. lie has come to
take me home."
Tommy realized that they were en-
tering a new stage of their adventure,
that the Journey into Lystrla was to
They hurried over luncheon. They
spent half an hour In frenzied pack-
ing. Hotel porters dragged down bags
and rugs. The little party gathered
In the porch of the hotel. But the
start wns delnyed.
An official In uniform, perhaps a po-
liceman, perhaps a military officer, ap-
peared from the room of the hotel
mannger, and walked up to Tommy.
He halted, saluted and In a long
speech asked to be allowed to see ths
passports of the party. Tommy did
not understand nnythlng the man said
except the word passport. That made
him uneasy. Breslau Is not a frontier
town. The examination of travelers'
passports there is unusual, and In
most cases unnecessary. Tommy
turned to Jnnet.
"Is It our passports he waits?"
Janet, who knew she was traveling
with a stolen passport, became nerv-
ous. She spoke to the officer bad-tein-
peredly, asking him what right he had
to Inspect their.passports. It was the
worst thing she could have done. Her
nervous Irritation aroused the man's
suspicions. Her question did not
frighten him at all. His uniform gave
him a right to do almost anything he
"Come on." said Calypso. "Wt can't
stand here all day."
She seized Janet Church by the
arm and pulled her Into the car. The
officer hesitated and stepped forward
to stop them. He was a shade too
late, but he stood between Tommy
and the enr, clearly determined that
he at least should not get Into It.
Tommy's mind worked quickly. Ons
of two things had happened. Perhaps
Colonel Heard had discovered the loss
of his passports and set the German
police looking for them. In that case
Tommy saw no hope at all for him-
self and his party. Colonel Heard's
passports would he recognized at once.
But perhaps It was Prince von Steln-
veldt who had set the pot lea In mo-
tion. He might have changed his
mind about lenvlng Tommy free to go
where he liked. He might not care to
run the risk of allowing the princess
to enter Lystrla. But he would not
know what passports tlie party held.
It might be possible to persunde this
troublesome officer that he was Col-
onel Heard and that the two ladles
ware his wife and secretary.
He took the passports ont of his
pockets and handed them over. The
officer scrutinised them carefully. He
appeared to read through all the visas
and to examine all the official stamps.
At last he tlxed his eyes on the pho-
tograph. As a rule, passport photo-
graphs are totally useless for the pur-
poses of Identification and might just
as well represent any one else. But
Colonel Heard had a heavy mustache.
Tommy was clean shaved. The of-
ficer looked at the photograph, looked
at Tommy, looked at the photograph
and became suspicious.
Mrs. Heard was a plump, good-na-
tured lady of about forty-flve, with
round cheeks, a double chin and fuzsy
hair. The officer looked at her photo
and compared It with Janet'a lean face
and sinewy neck. Then he teled to
see If it In any way resembled Calyp-
so. It did not.
"These are not your passports," he
Tommy -was actually uncomfort-
able; but he was not yet desperate.
The officer was not searching for Col-
onel Heard's passports. He was mere-
ly looking out for suspicious travel-
ers. It was possible that a bold at-
tempt at bluff might cow the man.
"Here," he said, "I've hnd about
enough of this tomfoolery. Hand over
those passports at once and let us get
away out of this."
The man did not understand a word
that was said to him, hut he was Im-
pressed by the confidence with which
Tommy spoke. He might possibly
have given back the passports, If the
princess had not tried a plan of her
own for getting away. She leaned
forward and whispered to the driver
of her car.
The man stepped out of the car and
stood, a huge and threatening figure,
in front of the officer. He deliberately
unbuttoned his long overcoat, flung It
open nnd displayed a whole row of
weapons tucked Into his belt. There
were two large pistols, silver mount-
ed, with very long barrels. They
looked as If they might be of some
value as antiques. There was also a
heavy modern revolver which was cer-
tainly valuable as a weapon of of-
fense. There were five large knives,
two of them straight and pointed like
daggers, the other three curved In a
manner that struck Tommy as horri-
bly murderous. These were evidently
the mnn's favorite weapons. Ills fin-
gers closed round the handle of one
But the police officer was a man of
courage. He had, besides, help at
hand. From various partB of the mar-
ket square uniformed men appeared,
all of them with swords, some of them
with revolvers. They gathered round
the group In front of the hotel.
The swarthy driver was not at all
dismayed. His heavy eyebrows were
slightly raised. The eyes under them
shone with a Joyful anticipation of
battle. He gripped his revolver with
his left hand. His right hand held
over the curved knife.
Tommy wns frightened. A fight In
the streets of Breslau might end In a
victory for the German police, or It
might end—that seemed almost prob-
able—In a victory for the militant
chauffeur. Either way Tommy and
his party would get Into serious trou-
"Look here, he snld to the officer,
"If you don't believe we're the people
we say we are, send In to the hotel
and ask for Mr. Allen. He'll Identify
The officer, who did not understand
a word Tommy said, stared at him
"Oh, hang It," said Tommy. "Why,
can't the fool understand plain Eng-
lish? Say It to him," he turned to
Janet, "In German or some language
he docs understand. And at the same
time tell this swashbuckler to stop
fiddling with his revolver and get back
Into the car."
"Janet, who was quite as frightened
as Tommy was, begun with the orders
to the chauffeur. She gave them In
German, and the mifn took no notice
of them at all. He understood Ger-
man no better than the officer under-
"You tell him," said Tommy to the
Calypso spoke to the man In a lan-
guage which sounded as If several
hungry ducks were quacking, all at the
same time. The man replied with a
number of deep bass quacks, which
sounded threatening. Calypso quacked
back at him. The man bowed low to
her, kissed her hand, and stepped
back Into the car.
(TO BS CONTINUED.)
A wake Is a vigil with a corpse
Tlie word Is derived from "waecan,"
Anglo-Saxon for a watching. It is still
customary In many countries for
friends and neighbors of the deceased
to sit up nights with the corpse until
It Is burled. The custom probably
originated in the ancient superstition
that unless carefully guarded a
corpse was In danger of being car-
ried away by spirits from Hades. The
Irish wake Is especially notorious. In
some parts of Ireland those remain-
ing up nights with a corpse spend tho
time in drinking, dancing and telllnx
Jokes and stories. It Is a highly fe -
iJve occasion. Grace Greenwood In
her "Stories of Travel" has this te
say about the Irish wake: "A wake,
sure It's an entertainment a rutin itlvet
after he Is dead, when his <llsconso
late friends all assemble at liH house
to discuss his virtues and drink M)
mi. Western Newspaper Union.)
The reward of a thing well done
•• to have It don*.—Emerson.
It la better to try to do iomi-
thing Had full than to try to do
nothing .ind succeed.
COOD THINGS TO EAT
Summery desserts appeal at thll
eeiison. Ice cream nnd frozen dishes
leud In favor,
puddings are very
Jelly. — Cover
half a box of
gelatin with one-
half cupful of
cold water and let stand for half an
hour. Chop one cupful of raisins, add
one-fourth of a cupful each of currants
and sliced citron. Cover the fruit with
a tablespoonful of orange Juice. Scald
two cupfuls of milk, add one cupful of
sugar, stir until dissolved. Melt an
ounce of chocolate or cocoa over hot
water, add to the scalded milk with the
gelatin which has been dissolved over
hot water. Strutn Into the milk and
remove from the fire. Let the pudding
stand until It heglns to thicken before
adding the fruit. Stir it in gently un-
til well-mixed. Turn Into w mold and
put away to harden.
Frozen Pudding.—Scald one cupful
of nrllk, add «ne and one-half cupfuls
of sugar, and stir until dissolved. Mix
one tablespoonful of cornstarch with a
little cold uillk, add the beaten yolk
of an egg, add to the milk and cook
fully three-quarters of an hour, stir-
ring occasionally. Take from the Are
and add a pinch of salt, a teaspoonful
of vanilla, one cupful of chopped rai-
sins, and one-fourth cupful of nuts.
When cold add one cupful of preserved
peaches or other fruit, nnd a pint of
whipped cream; freeze. Half a box
of gelatin may be used In place of the
Pickles of various kinds occupy a
place In many menus nnd if omitted
the lack Is felt
A moderate use
of pickles and
the average adult
Is healthful and
ndds to the en-
joyment of more
As vinegar and splceB are the im-
portant Ingredients In pickling, it Is
wise to choose the best. Many an
otherwise delicious combination has
been spoiled by poor vinegar and In-
different or ill-flavored spices. It pays
to get the best even at higher cost.
Much of the vinegar on the market Is
so strong that It needs reduction with
water. In all salud dressing It is
safe to dilute with equal parts of
water. The taste Is a good guide.
The chief charm of a pickle Is its
crlBpness. Scalding usunlly destroys
this, and when possible It should be
avoided, as, too, should the use of
alum, which Is very unwholesome even
In small doses.
Ripe Cucumber Pickles.—These are
prepared as one does matermelon
pickles, nnd when well made, are ten-
der and delicious. Cut the ripe cucum-
bers Into halves lengthwise. Cover
with salted water and hent gradually,
then let them stand for an hour or
two. Remove nnd chili In ice wuter;
tills keeps them firm. Make a Blrup
by boiling two pounds of sugar, one
pint of vinegar, two tabiespoonfuls
each of whole cloves nnd cinnamon
tied In a cloth. Add the cucumbers
and cook ten minutes, remove the
cucumbers to a Jar and pour over the
boiling hot sirup. Seal In Jars and
they will keep a year.
Oil Pickles.—Slice one hundred
smnll-sized cucumbers unpeeled and
three medium or six small onions,
sprinkle thickly with salt and let stund
overnight. In the morning rinse off
the salt and place In Jars. Cover with
the following: Two quarts of vine-
gnr, two-thirds of a cupful of mustard
seed, one tablespoonful each of celery
seed nnd ground pepper nnd one cup-
ful of fresh, sweet olive oil. Ml* well
before pouring over the pickles.
Wireless Set Made
Congo Village Fetish
One of my last recollections before
my illness (from heat stroke In the
Congo) wus of n little forest village
where an unmistakable Imitation of n
large and complete wireless telegraph
apparatus appeared to hnve been set
up across the little clearing. Cnpt. J.
E. T. Phillips writes In the London Re-
view of Reviews.
It was a most Imposing sight as It
towered over the squat mud huts of the
little savage settlement. All the aux-
iliary paraphernalia hud been faith-
It transpired that the chiefs brother
hnd made a classic Journey down coun-
try to see the great metropolis of Stan-
leyville. lie had heard much talk
nmong the nntive soldiers of the new
wireless then being erected there and
of its ntr-borne mysteries. The lofty
masts and aerluls remained Imprinted
on his memory.
On his return the villagers were so
Impressed by hla report—which doubt-
lesa toat nothing In the telling—that
they Mt to work to establish a very Ate
imltattm M i potent tutelary fetlah.
Texas Npws i jil^hBiiiiifflMiiaiimuuuiiiiu
Work of shelling the Alvln-Frlendv
*ood highway is well under way at
the present time, and when completed
will close a gap in the chain of hard
surfaced roada in that section thut
has long been needed.
Acting on the advice of County
Agent H. C. Robinson, DeVVitt County
farmers are planting grain sorghums,
sudan, sweet sorghums, cow peas, etc.,
to lessen the burden of feed cost in-
flicted by the drouth.
The first train on the Santa Fe's
extension from Doud to the New
Mexico line across Buliey and Hockley
counties, In Texas, will enter Level-
land, August I, it was announced this
The commissioners court of Wash-
ington county has fixed the tax rate
for this year at $1.68 on the $100 valu-
ation, a reduction of 2c from the rate
of last year.
A bond Issue for a $20,000 rural high
school was carried in an election re-
cently held in the newly consolidated
school district comprising Sparks, Lit-
tle River and Academy districts, south
of Temple. The school will be built
In line with Its general policy of
Improving Its roadbed In Texas wher-
ever and whenever feasible, the Mis-
souri-Kansas-Texas railroad is now en
gaged in laying 32 miles of 90-pound
rail on the San Antonio division be-
tween Temple and Granger.
Value of exports handled through
the port of Houston for the flBcal year,
ending June 30, increased $268,258,-
971, or 147 per cent, over the pre-
ceding year, according to the annual
report Just compiled by W. E. Baker,
deputy collector of customs.
The State Master Plumbers Associa-
tion and the Texas Laundry Owners
Association have notified Fred Hern-
don, convention and publicity secre-
tary of the chamber of commerce of
San Antonio that they would hold their
1926 conventions in San Antonio.
Twenty-one Texas concerns, one
New York and one Oklahoma concern
have received contracts for groceries
for 18 eleemosynary institutions by
the board of control for three months'
supplies, with the privilege of taking
out a six months' estimate in the quar-
Three allotments of road building
aid were granted this week by the
highway commission. Galveston Coun-
ty received the $471,000 necessary to
complete paving its Galveston-Hous-
ton highway. Houston County was al-
lotted $37,600 and Uvalde County
The taxable values in Brazoria coun-
ty this year will be $30,500,000, a loss
of $2,000,000 from last year. The prin-
cipal part of this reduction is due to
the slump in the oil fields at West
Columbia and Damon. Tho tax rate
was reduced from 65c to 65c on the
Green peas in Henderson County are
being marketed several weekB earlier
than usual and one-half the crop of the
county will be marketed during July.
The pea crop in Henderson County
this year will amount to 65 carloads
which at present prices should bring
the growers $70,000.
A strange malady affecting sheep
In the San Angelo section of West
Texas has stockmen and veterinarians
guessing. It appears to be a type of
the "creeps," causing the sheep's legs
to stiffen and their backs to arch.
They stumble and fall and are unable
to go to feed and water. Losses so far
hav< not been heavy. Tho outbreaks
have been sporadic and widely scat-
tered, occuring in Tom Green, McOul-
loch and neighboring counties.
Bonds for the city of Dallas, aggre-
gating $2,000,000 and bearing 4% per
cent interest and maturing serially, re-
ceived approval of the attorney gener-
al's department. Tbe bonds are: $1,-
000,000 school; $300,000 sanitary sew-
era; $250,000 parks; $250,000 street im-
provement; $100,000 storm sewer;
$100,000 garbage incinerator.
Four million pounds of figs will b«
produced in Galveston County this
year, representing an increase of 100
per cent over 1924, It was estimated
this week by E. N. Holmgreen, county
farm demonstration agent, after a
careful survey of the orchards. The
production of tho gulf coast area as •
whole will be approximately thres
times as large as it was last year, du<
to Increased acreage In bearing or
chards and the fact that the older or
chards produce more from year u
Advisability of establishing a fist
hatchery at Kerrvllle on the Guada
lupn river is being considered by Turn
er Hubby, state game, fish and oystei
Airplane mapping of Texas streams
by United States army aviators has
saved the State of Texas much money
and has located reservoir sites with
tin exactness of detail not possible un-
der any other scheme, said A. H. Dun
lap, member of the stnte board of
water engineers. Tho United States
geological survey Is co-operating with
the board In locating reservoir Bites
and In determining and mupping ths
water resources of the state. Half the
cost Is borne by the stain and hall
by the federal government
Drives oat the catsr*
rhal poisons, dispels
the inflamation of
the mucous linings
and reinforces the
system against dis-
For safety take
Pe-ru-na during hoi
Tablets or Liquid!
No matter ,
or deep seated
the skin trouble may
be.it usually responds
♦o the comforting,
heating touch or
Not Many Women Votm
It Is estimated that not many over
10 per cent of the women of the Unit-
ed States uvull themselves of tho
privilege of voting. The approximate
number of potential woman voters
The war hns made table linen very
Valuable. The use of Red Cross Ball
Blue will add to Its weurlng qualities.
Use It and see. All grocers.—Adven
Nobility at Work
Mrs. E. II. Tattersall, who mar-
ried a son of a British lord, started
to work in a dressmaking establish-
ment within a week after her mar-
riage. ller husbnnd consented to the
employment because his wife desired
to do some kind of work.
Faultless Starch can be
used just as effectively with
boiling water as any lump or
gloss starch. It is a wonder-
ful boiling starch.
Faultless Starch is sofa*
mous as a cold water prepara-
— tion that some have the idea
that it cannot be used with
boiling water. This is a mis-
take. A trial will prove it.
All that is required to make
Faultless a boiled starch is to
add boiling water to your cold
starch mixture. No cooking is
Faultless Starch Company
Kansas City, Mo.
Successful for 69 years.
Me and 90c bottles—
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Me Ointment U uaed. One fir ol this Irai
■now-white cream la usuallysufliclent to remove
the most atubbom tackles. EseUrapplled. Keeps
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