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Sylvia Omney, her lover, Richard Far
QUhar, finds, has fallen In lovs with Cap
tain Arnaud of the Foreign legion. Far
quhar forces Sower to have Preston's I O
U'i returned to him. Sower forces Far
quhar to resign his commission, Gabrielle
saves Farquhar from suicide. To shield
Arnaud, Sylvia's fiance, Farquhar pro
fesses to have stolen war plans. As
Richard Nameless he Joins the Foreign
Legion, Farquhar meets Sylvia and Ga
brielle. Arnaud becomes a drunkard and
opium smoker. Sylvia becomes friendly
with Colom'l Destinn. Arnaud becomes
jealous of Farquhar and Is shot down by
him. Arnaud goes to a danclnff girl who
loves him for comfort. Gabrielle meets
Lowe, for whom she had sacrificed posi
tion and reputation, and tells him she is
free from him. Sylvia meets Destinn be
hind the mosque. Arnaud becomes ill but
Sylvia will not help him, nor interfere for
Farquhar. Gabrielle, aiding Farquhar,
who is under punishment, Is mistaken by
him mln his delirium for Sylvia. Farquhar
delivering; a message to Destinn at
night finds Sylvia with him. He learns
that It was Gabrielle who aided him. Ga
brielle leaves Sylvia and goes to Farqu
har's mother, who has come to Algiers
in an effort to bave her son. While on a
march Farquhar saves Destlnn's life. Ar
naud brings relief to the column attacked
"We can't help our relatives,
but thank heaven we can choose
our friends," Is a sentiment
voiced by many persons. Rich
ard Farquhar, In great trouble,
has cause to appreciate and
rhrlfth thn InuA of hi frlnnris
for him and to loathe his kin.
CHAPTER XVII Continued.
"1 stole these," he said. I thought
they -would be my last I was mis
taken apparently. Am I to thank you?"
"Give me a cigarette Instead."
Their faces were close together. The
red glow of their cigarettes burned up
between them, and they looked each
other In the eyes. Then a hand was
stretched out and touched Farquhar's
with an almost feminine gentleness.
"Is there anything I can do for you
when we get back? Any message?"
"Yes I should be grateful. Will you
go to Madame Arnaud? Ask for her
companion a Miss Smith a little
countrywoman of mine. Will you tell
her how it happened?"
"I promise you, Nameless."
Farquhar bowed his head for a mo
ment. "Tell her the mirage was not so
splendid as the truth."
The night deepened with the silence,
They had forgotten that their hands
were still clasped together. Like chll
dren they dreamed old dreams and
trod old paths. The dawn broke, and
instinctively their eyes sought the
west Amid the golden clouds drifting
up from the horizon the night had built
a city of temples and palaces, domed
with silver, whose pale ethereal nana-
rets and glowing cupolas reached up
into the translucent light of morning,
For a moment or two it brightened, the
slender outlines strengthening almost
to reality then faded and as the sun
rose passed wholly into the vacant day.
Goetz rose slowly and stiffly.
"The mirage Is gene," he said. He
pointed then to something moving
swiftly over the wide sweep of plain.
"Colonel Destlnn's calculated within
the hour." he said. "There are the
In the softly-lighted courtyard of the
Hotel de France a newly-Imported
Zlieuner Kapelle was playing the
waits from Hoffman's "Erzaehlun-
gen." Sylvia Arnaud, a red and gold
Carmen, danced Joyously to the slow
graceful strains, and her partner smiled
down into her face, upturned and brll
Uantly. lovely in its sheer ecstasy of
"Look at that queer old lady with
the white wig! Is she a masque? And
that funny, gray little thing beside
her! I call them the Proprieties. What
are they doing here?"
"How should I know?" Sylvia re
turned with sudden Impatience.
As they passed on Mrs. Farquhar
turned and touched Gabrielle on the
"Sylvia has Just seen us," she said.
"I have spoiled the evening for her. It
was worth while coming. She tried to
laugh at me with that young fool, but
the couldn't. She is beginning to be
afraid. If Richard dies I shall haunt
her till the goes mad."
In the courtyard of the hotel two
more or less Intoxicated pierrots
danced a cancan to the delirious plaud
its of an audience themselves over
come by the heat and passion that
hung heavy in the night air, Sylvia
Arnaud clapped her hands like a child.
The noise of the dancing and music
reached the lighted room that faced
out on the avenue. At his place by the
window Stephen Lowe seeniec plunged
in his own thoughts, and the man in
evening dress who stood with his
clenched hand on the table stamped
"Are you listening, Mr. Lowe?"
"Yes, yes, I am listening. I heard
everything you said. Sower was cash
iered. I am not surprised. His profes
sion was his tragedy. He would have
made an admirable company promoter,
but the task of being an honest gen
tleman was too much for him. You say
he has committed suicide. Have you
come all this way to tell me of poor
Sower's more or less providential es
cape, Mr. Preston?"
The young man crimsoned, but an
"You were his friend."
A faint ironical smile crept over
Lowe's suffering features.
"I was Sower's partner," he said
quietly. "You were Farquhar's friend.
You chose to act with us against blm
of your own free will. There was a
compact, an understanding. The whole
scene that night was a farce, a little
play-acting with you as an unconscious
actor. Farquhar Intervened. He blun
dered recklessly, but he spoiled our
"Yes, I am a scoundrel," Lowe said
simply; "but do not trouble to murder
me. That would get you into difficul
ties, and it Is not necessary." He
touched himself lightly on the chest.
I have something here which will fin
ish me off in a month or two less
pleasantly than you would do. That
Is why I care not at all how much or
how little you know. The partnership
Is ended and I am going out of busi
ness." He laughed sardonically and
turned back to the window. The crowd
beneath had broken up and fallen back
on either side beneath the trees of the
avenue, and from the distance there
sounded a dull rhythmic beat and the
ominous rattle of drums. "The Legion
has returned," Lowe said quietly. "Do
you want to see the saddest sight on
earth, Mr. Preston?"
The young man drew nearer, re
luctant yet fascinated. His hands were
no longer clenched. He was looking at
the gaunt figure leaning negligently
against the window edge as at some
thing monstrous, incredible.
Have you no conscience no re
morse?" he said.
"Oh, yes, Mr. Preston, a great deal."
"Then pity my remorse. For God's
sake if you know tell me why Far
quhar did that thing help me to un
The boyish passionate pleading
caused Lowe to turn a moment. He
smiled, and that faint glimmer of half-
compassionate understanding was a
light falling deep into a turgid stream
revealing many sunken, forgotten
"Farquhar sacrificed himself," he
said. "He resigned because Sower
wished it. That seems incredible. But
Sower held the reins. There was an
old tragedy which he used for his own
ends the tragedy of his father's death
and of Captain Farquhar's disappear
ance." The roll of drums was close at hand,
and a woman's note of laughter flut
tered up birdlike from the somber-flow
ing tide of sound.
Lowe turned back to the window.
"You see, Sower miscalculated," he
went on. "He was a Jew from God
knows where, and be lost his sense of
patriotism. He did not understand
this red-hot love of one's birthplace.
He did not understand the reckless
temperament of the man wlfh whom
he was dealing. Are you beginning to
understand, Mr. Preston?"
Yes. I am beginning to under
stand," Preston said dully. "And then?'
"Then history repeated itself not
in incident but in character. Robert
Sower tried to be the honorable gen
tleman: he tried even, strange as it
may seem, to gain Farquhar's friend
ship. He failed, and then you re
member that scene at the card tables?
That decided him. Blood and Instinct
were too strong. He turned and used
Lowe stepped out on to the balcony,
and bent forward with his elbows on
the rail, watching the dense company
of chausseurs force their way through
the restless crowd. The clash of the
band was already fainter. The chas
seurs rode now in silence, and once
more the dull monotonous tread pre
dominated, strangely, persistently
ominous. "You know where Farquhar
Is?" Preston said imperatively. "Yon
know what bat become of blm?"
"Perhaps I am not lure."
"If you know remorse you must wish
to atone," Preston said hoarsely.
"A scoundrel, at the end of hit day';
work, has much to atone for," was the
abstracted answer. "I have chosen
my atonement, Mr. Preston. All atone
ment Is inadequate, but mine shall be
made for my greatest wrong, at what
ever cost" He broke off. "The Le
gion," be tald quietly.
Preston did not speak, silenced
against his will by the scene beneath
him. The dancers from the hotel had
swarmed up to the long lines of bang
ing lanterns at the edge of the garden.
A clown climbed upon the stone gate
post and was beating wildly, hilarious
ly on the heads of th crowd with his
bladder, shouting a witticism at each
laughing victim. But beyond a thin
dark ttream flowed from the darkness
into the light and from light back Into
darkness. They were grotesque flg-
ures hideous, pitiable. These alto
were figures of carnival but different.
They marched four deep a hundred of
them. Their heads were bowed. Be
neath the flare of lights each man
seemed to shrink, to cower closer to
his neighbor, like a herded terrified
animal. And many stumbled. Pres
ton's hands tightened on the rails in
front of him.
A few yards behind the last line a
spahl rode alone. A short rope was at
tached to his saddle and to a man
who stumbled at his horse's heels. The
rope was round his neck; his hands
were bound behind him, and the broken
link of a chain clanked in the sudden
stricken stillness. His kepi had been
knocked off, and every line in that
gaunt quiet face was visible. As
though blinded by the sudden light he
reeled and was Jerked brutally to his
knees. A woman laughed hysterically.
Instantly he had recovered. And in
that recovery, that quiet acceptauce of
crowning humiliation there was a
dignity, a courage that held the crowd a
moment longer in awestruck silence.
"God in heaven Farquhar!"
"You know now," he said. "You
know that your atonement has come
The tragic figure passed on; an offi
cer on horseback rode Into the light,
and the crowd stirred in restless relief.
But above that sudden wave of move
ment, above the clown's half-nshamed
burst of reconquered merriment there
sounded a cry a muffled wall of
incredulous agony. The officer turned
his saddle. Sylvia Arnaud, in
the front row of the masques,
waved to him. He did not look at her,
and she glanced impatiently at the
boy-Mephlstopheles beside her.
"What was that? Didn't you hear?"
"Someone fainted. That queer old
fury with the white wig, I believe.
You're not frightened?"
Oh, no no!"
'Of course not. One gets accus
tomed to that sort of thing here, does
one not? A runaway legionary! Who
cares!" He offered her his arm with
an elaborate bow. "May we not go on
The Last Offer.
The long low-built room was full of
sunshine. It poured in through the
half-opened shutters and danced on the
whitewashed walls and on the long
deal table with its litter of maps and
documents. The doors at the far end
were thrown open, and two soldiers
with fixed bayonets took up their
posts on either hand. A few minutes
later a group of officers followed. They
were six In number two lieutenants.
three captains and a major. They be
longed to the same regiment. They ex
changed desultory remarks, and from
time to time one or another of them
laughed. Only Desire Arnaud was
A moment later the sentries present
ed arms and Colonel Destinn entered.
All six men sprang to their feet. There
was more than formal military cour
tesy In that simultaneous movement
Their eyes were fixed on his face as on
some feared and incalculable oracle.
"Pray be seated, gentlemen."
He took bis place In the midst of
them beneath the two tricolors draped
perfunctorily over a miniature and em
blematic bust of the republic. "Bring
in the prisoner," he said sharply.
The sentries repeated the order, and
In the brief Interval that followed the
six men relapsed into their former atti
tude of languid Indifference. The two
younger officers exchanged whispered
comments, and one of them laughed.
The door opened and a sergeant en
tered, followed by two corpomls and a
man whose hands and feet were
chained. There was a short silence.
The sergeant made an authoritative
gesture, and the man was thrust for
ward and the door closed again, shut
ting out the brief glimpse of sunlit
"The prisoner's number?"
The sergeant drew out a bulky docu
ment from between the buttons of his
No. 4005, called Richard Nameless
of the First regiment, the Eleventh
Conspiracy and mutiny on the
"Any previous record?"
"No, my colonel, but marked as a
"Very well, sergeant. Yon can ttana
The man saluted and retired a few
paces, leaving his prisoner alone, fac
ing the table. Colonel Destinn looked
up. As their eyes met the prisoner
bowed, gravely, without bravado, with
in instinctive courtesy which became
him strangely well. Colonel Destlnn's
outstretched hands were clenched, and
the knuckles stood out white and pol
ished as marble. There was no trace
of emotion on the implacable features,
and his voice sounded formal and in
different "In the ordinary course of events
this case would go to the court at
Oran," he said. "But I have received
Instructions from General Meunier to
deal with all such offenses summarily.
There have been signs of unrest in the
Legion. General Meunier demands
that an example should be made."
The major nodded.
"It's essential to discipline," he mur
Doet Colonel Destinn know
that he It about to pass sen
tence on hit own ton? In case
ht learnt, do you believe the
knowledge will alter the se-
S verity of hit Judgment?
(TO BE CONTINUED.)
TASTE OF "HOME COOKING"
Woman Who Lives In Apartment Can
Have It If She Will Do a Lit
Many a woman living in a two-room-and-bath
apartment and taking her
meals in an adjoining public dining
room yearns at times for something
"homemade" and delicious; chocolate
layer cake, for instance; or scalloped
oysters, or old-fashioned molasses
cake, or soda biscuit, tender and pip
ing hot, and made rich with a little
shortening. One woman condemned
as she expresses it to live in a lux
urious hotel apartment most of the
year, satisfies her housewifely in
stincts by getting Sunday-night tea in
her own apartment by aid of a chafing
dish, a coffee percolator and a one
burner gas stove with a little oven
about as big as a baby's hatbox.
It Is surprising how many delectable
things can be baked in this absurd lit
tle oven. Out of it come small layer
cakes, pans of light biscuit, toothsome
little drop cakes, small pans of piping
hot Sally Lunn and rich gingerbread
for the Sunday night supper. The lit
tle oven bakes only a small quantity
enough biscuit for four persons, twice
around, and layer cake which makes
bIx good-sized slices; but the Sunday
night opportunities to have a taste of
real home cooking are much appreci
ated by privileged guests who also
dwell in boarding places.
No woman with fastidious taste
and thought for hor neighbors would
venture to cook steak or fry potatoes
in an apartment house, where odors of
cooking are not supposed to permeate;
but creamed entrees, salads, baking ol
the sort referred to and various appe
tizing scalloped entrees may be pre
pared by aid of chafing dish and a lit
tle oven of the sort. The small ovens
may be used on electric grills also.
and rare is the woman who does not
enjoy an occasional "cooking test" to
keep her hand in at housekeeping.
CARE IN TABLE DECORATION
People as a Rule Don't Like to Play
Peek-a-Boo at Dinner, Says
A few Sowers are in good taste and
add charm to the dining table but the
whole greenhouse or garden should
not be used. They shouldn't fairly
scream out for attention, asserts Miss
Aramlnta Holman, instructor in home
"Decorations should always add
beauty to the artcle which they deco
rate," says Miss .Holman. "The flow
ers that are dainty, delicate and spar
ingly used are attractive on the table
in the dining room. A small fern is
appropriate. The flowers are of less
importance than the food, the dishes
and the silver. One or two flowers are
usually enough, properly arranged.
"Their tops should not be higher
than the tallest dish on the table.
Persons seated for the dinner should
not have to play peek-a-boo around a
tall vase of flowers."
Furnishing Small Rooms.
In furnishing a small room two nec
essary points must be considered:
First, that space la gained by making
things as flat as possible against the
wall; and, second, that stiffness is
prevented then by Introducing a plant
or two, if the room is a living room
or a dining room, and breaking the
lines of the furniture by pulling out
a table a little or turning a chair.
A low seat 16 inches In height, run
ning around a corner and along one
Bide of the room to some break ot door
or window, saves space and furniture,
and adds a charming effect. It should
be upholstered, and have only an oc
casional rather small and carefully
selected pillow. Low hook shelves,
too, . built against the wall, furnish
without furniture, but care must be
taken that they are not extended in
too continuous a straight line. A car
pet or rug of a solid color also in
creases the effect of space.
Beat four eggs until light and then
add the Juice and grated rind of a
lemon, two cupfuls ot milk, half a cup
ful of granulated sugar and a table
spoonful of flour, rubbed smooth with
a little of the milk. Put in a buttered
baking dish and bake until solid in a
pan of water. Have ready a meringue
made of the whites of the eggs, beaten
stiff, sweetened with sugar. Pile this
In a heap on a board and brown in a
slow oven. Then slide it gently on
the custard. . Chill and serve cold.
Wash and hull large strawberries
allowing six or eight to a person; cut
fresh ripe pineapple in strips about
one-quarter Inch thick and one Inch
long, and Insert in the berries to re
place the hulls. Arrange individually
and garnish with whipped cream
which has been sweetened to taste
with powdered sugar. It may be tint
ed pale pink with vegetable coloring If
desired. Good Housekeeping.
An Improvement over boiled corn is
toasted corn, which has a much more
delicious flavor. After boiling the ears
six minutes, so as to cook them par
tially, remove to a breadtoaster and
place over hot coals, turning until they
are browned evenly.
New Tomato Recipe.
When broiling or frying tomatoes
sprinkle them generously with K rated
cheese Just before serving and top
each portion with a little shipped
cream. ' -
WORK OF SURGEONS IN WAF
Prevention of Disease and the Cure of
Wounds Has Been Something
No phase of human activity and
Progress has been further developed,
perhaps, than the work of medicine
and surgery during this great war.
Doctor Beaumont of the White Star
line, tells the New York Times that af
ter a three months' tour of base hos
pitals in Great Britain he finds that
surgery has become more conserva
tive through the use of the X-ray. So
efficient has the whole hospital serv
ice become that men wounded at
Ypres were in London hospitals in 12
hours afterward, From the colleges
4,600 surgeons have joined the serv
ice, and yet there is need for more.
There has been a great decrease in
the number of gangrene cases In Flan
ders and lockjaw in France, where the
soil is fertile in nourishing the te
tanus germs. Antitetanus serum in
jected immediately has prevented in
numerable cases. Inoculation against
typhoid fever is also practiced. There
have not been three dozen cases of
enterio among the British in this war,
while in the Boer war there were
thousands. The greater number of the
dangerous wounds are caused by
shrapnel and high explosives and not
by rifle bullets, which pass clean
through and do little harm unless they
strike a vital part. Doctor Carrel and
Doctor Dakln together have discovered
a new antlseptlo which seems little
short of marvelous in its action. One
of the most valuable lessons of the
war was the discovery of the wonder
ful usefulness of Iodine as an antlsep
tlo dressing. The new discovery re
lates to the addition of carbonate of
lime and boric acid to hypochlorite ot
lime, overcoming the objections to the
latter. Only a few months ago two
French physicians discovered a "poly
valent" serum roughly described as
"a combination of several serums
against different varieties of bacteria."
Recent news is that most gratifying
results have followed the use of this
serum. The British Medical Journal
says that Americans show faint appre
ciation of their medical discoverers.
It cites our hall of fame, where poli
ticians head the roll, with authors next
and fiction writers at the head of them.
This fact is emphasized, the New York
Sun thinks, by the reflection that the
name of Morton, the American discov
erer of anesthesia, is probably not so
well known as the names of a thousand
Army Physical Test.
The recommendations of the gen
eral staff officers that have been con
sidering the proposal to abolish the
90-mile annual test ride now are be
fore the chief of staff awaiting his
action. It is recommended that
the annual ride be discontinued and
that officers, instead, be required to
make a 20-mile horesback ride or a
10-mile walk In one day every
month. The proposed 10-mile walk
for army officers is similar to that
now exacted of officers of the navy
and marine corps. Those advocating
the change in the army believe that
the proposed new requirements will
be conducive to a satisfactory physical
condition In that the exercise is dis
tributed through the year, instead of
being concentrated In a single su
preme annual effort to keep up with
the pace. The annual physical exam
ination will be retained as a means of
disclosing the physically Incapacitated.
The Noble Guards of Italy.
The noble guards, who have lost
their commander, Prince Camlllo Ros
plgliosl, were drawn exclusively from
the Roman aristocracy until about
two years ago, when Pius X sanc
tioned the acceptance of recruits from
any country, provided they were
Catholics and could show the neces
sary number of quarterings. Their
uniform black tunic with gold epau
lets, dark blue trousers and a gold
crested helmet forms a striking con
trast to the medieval attire of the
Swiss guards, of which the most no
ticeable features are the enormous
breeches and striped stockings. Noble
guards and Palatine guards, who are
a sort of papal militia, furnish a daily
picket for the antechamber of the
pope. For other police duties there
are the papal carablnierl, whom the
stranger meets at every corner of the
Vatican. Altogether the papal army
numbers about 600 men.
Detective "Billy" Burns returned
the other day from a tour through the
country in the Interest of the Bankers'
association. He was profoundly lm
pressed with the merits of western
Pennsylvania as a place of residence.
"Nothing like It for a man that's In
clined to be a bit low-spirited," said
Mr. Burns. "They don't take any
chances with you there at all. Why,
If you go into a store and ask for
bit of clothesline the storekeeper will
open a big book.
" 'What do you want this rope for?'
" 'The old woman needs it to bang
the wash on.'
"'And what's your name?' the
" 'Herman Wllhelm Pfcifer.
"'G'wan,' says the storekeeper,
closing the book. 'You can't get no
rope here without a prescription.'"
Asphalt In Philippine.
Deposits of asphalt discovered In th
Philippines more than a year ago have
been studied by government scientists
who recently reported the presence ot
thousands of tons of high-grade ma
FOOD FOR STRANGER
SOUTH AFRICAN NATIVES HAVE
A HUMANE CUSTOM.
Field Is Set Aside on Which Supplies
Are Grown and Stored In Readi
ness to Appease Hunger of
'n South Africa, among the natives,
there is a custom which has never
been mentioned by any traveler In his
tales. In the Transkel, Basutoland and
Bechuanaland, nearly every fair-sized
village has a field set aside for strang
ers, in a village where the king re
sides, usually his chief wife is told oft
to cultivate this field and store away
all the product In the upper part of
her hut, and if in any adjacent village
some chief woman is saddled with the
work, no man of the tribe is permitted
to touch any food thus stored.
The king's wife, or whoever culti
vates the land, takes her share of the
product and makes her living out of
it, but all over and above the amount
actually consumed must be set aside
and preserved. She may not trade
with any other wife of the king.
This field Is known as the "Strang
ers' Field." Whenever a stranger
comes to the village he makes known
his wants to the king and he is im
mediately relieved. The best hut in
the village , is set apart for him, he
eats the food of the stranger's field,
and the wife of the king prepares the
food for him with her own hand. He
remains a week, or a month, or any
reasonable length of time, and his de
parture Is never hastened. Sometimes
he Btays long enough to become a
members of the tribe.
An amusing feature of this custom
is the fact that indigent members of
the tribe occasionally leave the village
and go to other villages and become
strangers, so that very often when a
familiar face has been missed from a
certain village and anyone asks where
So-and-So went or what became of
him, the inquirer has been gravely in
formed that So-and-So was poor and
became a stranger. Some lazy men
go around from village to village, and
when they return to their original kraal
they spin the yarn that they have
been working In the mines! Then
again one often can run across So-and-So
in a distant village living on the
fat of the land as a stranger and be
ing treated to royal hospitality.
There are no beggars in Africa.
When a man becomes too poor to get
along comfortably he makes a circuit
of the adjacent villages as a Btranger.
Saved Victoria's Life.
Lieut. Col. Gordon Wilson, who was
killed at the front near Ypres recent
ly, was, when he was a boy at Eton,
Instrumental In saving the lira ot
Queen Victoria in March, 1882. When
a young man named Roderick Mac
lean attempted to fire a pistol at the
queen on the platform of Windsor sta
tion, Wilson, with his umbrella, struck
up the assailant's arm, for which act
he was summoned to Windsor castle
and personally thanked by the queen.
The boy's act gave rise to a clever
pun. It was suggested that he re
ceive a peerage, and Basil Young, the
engineer, remarked that If this were
dene his coat-of-arms ought to be an
umbrella, with the motto: "Pour la
Relne.", As a subaltern he rode In
famous midnight steeplechase at Mel
ton. He served with distinction in
the South African war, and was an
aide-de-camp of General Baden-Powell
throughout the siege of Mafeking,
being several times mentioned in dis
patches. Activities of Women.
New Mexico Is the only state In the
Union which has no suffrage organiza
tion. Less than 10 per cent of the young
women In a large city have normal
Approximately 6,200 women are em
ployed In the garment factories of In
diana. Fifteen women to every 100 men in
Minneapolis earn their living by labor.
France has 18 women Inspectors of
labor, while Austria has five and Bel
Mrs. E. J. Clinton of Portland, Ore.,
is considered an expert on card filing
Women very often do farm work in
Sweden while their husbands sit back
If New York state grants equal suf
frage nearly 3,000,000 women will
share In the franchise.
Missouri has over 60,000 women
workers, of whom about 10,000 live
away from home.
Crocodiles Live Long.
Crocodiles are very Interesting be
cause tbey are survivals of an ancient
and vanished epoch. They resemble
closely some of the saurlans that
walked on the earth and swam In the
ocean during that age of reptiles
which, according to the geologists,
came to an end many millions of years
ago. It Is probable that these crea
tures live longer than any other ani
mal In the world. There is a crocodile
in the embassy garden at Mutwal, In
Ceylon, which 1b known to be 155 years
old, though Its age when first captured
could not be ascertained.
Mother Does that young lady you
Intend to marry know anythlug about
Son Not a thing. I'll be the hap
piest man alive. I don't believe she'll '
clean house once ti ten years. New