The Chattanooga News. (Chattanooga, Okla.), Vol. 18, No. 33, Ed. 1 Thursday, October 11, 1923 Page: 3 of 6
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THE CHATTANOOGA NEWS
OOBVBKJMT by OS3Q9C H. OORAN POMPAfTf
Lettle on the Firing Line.
Trestle's plan was definite, but only
a child would have formed It. Her
■nsptcions were red-hot, but only a
rhild of ten-second Impulsiveness
would have acted upon tlieni. There
was a great deal of Inflammable mate-
rial In her nature, and no one could
♦eli what chance spark might set It
off. The evidence that had recurred
to her, under the streos of Mrs. Pen-
field's suffering, was slight, even un
reliable, but her imagination had in-
vested It with integrity.
From Mrs. Sanders' living-room
window she had caught the merest
glimpse of a man with a child in Ills
arms, hurrying out of The Custard
Oup. Looking from a lighted room
Into the deepening twilight, she had
seen neither clearly and had nut
thought of recognizing the man or tlie
child. But when she had found that
Thad was missing, she had Jumped
to the congenial conclusion that she
had seen Frank Bosley carrying Tliad
away. Why Frank Bosley? Chiefly
because Lettle disliked lilin. distrust-
ed him, and because In build he was
not unlike the man she had seen. The
fact that Frank Bosley could have no
possible Interest In kidnaping a Cus-
tard Cup child, did not occur to dis-
turb her conviction. True to the Im-
pulsiveness which was the keynote of
her nature, she had jumped to a con-
It was several blocks to the Kve-
ridge street house, hut Let tie covered
them rapidly. There was no lighten
any window, but she rang the bell.
"I'll begin decent," she thought lo her-
self. She was sure that queer people
came here, and somehow she didn't
expect them to do anything so mild
as to respond to a bell. Giving them
the chance was her way of discharg-
ing her formal duty.
There was no answer. Lettle set her
teeth and proceeded to business.
"Thad's In there," she thought stead-
ily, "and I'm going to have him."
Quietly she circled the two-story
liouse. It had a high basement.
There was a basement window toward
the vacant lot, but It was fastened.
Immediately she reflected that if she
got Into the basement, she would
probably want to get upstairs and
might find herself locked away from
the main floor. She knew that the
key was not likely to be on the buse-
ment side. The windows on the first
floor were all closed—except one 011
the other side from the vacant lot,
probably the bathroom window. That
was raised a few indies. It was very
narrow, but so was Lettle. Mentally
she pounced on that window.
She called upon her wide experience
In prowling to help her. In the back
yard she found an old box; In other
back yards she found other boxes.
She borrowed four of different sizes,
and witli every intention of returning
• them. No one knew better than Let-
tie how important a piece of personal
property an old wooden box may be;
and in spite of her acquisitive ten-
dencies, she had a rigid respect for
She placed the boxes on end, by way
of making them reach. Then through
acquired agility and with the help of
nails that had once fastened a vine to
the wall, she climbed within range of
the ledge, pushed up the window
softly, squeezed her thin body through,
swung downward with her wiry hands
grasping (he sill, and touched her feet
to the floor.
She was Inside. With the exuber-
ance of Ignorance, she felt that her
<iuest was nearly accomplished. She
stretched out her hands till she dis-
covered the door; then went through
—into Inky blackness. She groped
along the wall, tried a door, found It
locked; tried another, found It also
locked; tried a third. The knob
yielded. She turned It carefully and
looked into a room In which a gas Jet
burned. A womnn was sitting by a
table—a rich woman. She was count-
ing her money and putting the green
bills Into different plies. There was
wrapping paper on the table, a ball of
tord, a stick of red wax.
There was no child In the room.
Saving glanced around to mnke sure,
Lettle tried to withdraw quietly, hut
the doorknob slipped In her hand. It
clicked sharply. The woman turned
with a violent start, sprang up.
"What are you doing here?" she de-
Lettle shivered at the sound of her
voice. It was low but harsh, coU. as
different as possible from Penzle'a
like voices she had been accustomed
to In those lean years before she came
Into The Custard Cup. With a Jerk
tht woman had covered her money
with one of the papers. She turned on
Lettle with syes that glittered,
threatened. Her face had a shut look.
"I waat to see Mr. Bosley," Lettle
The woman gazed at her coldly.
"Ain't nobody here by that name."
"lie comes here."
"He don't, neither."
"Yes, he does," insisted Lettle des-
perately. "I've seen him."
"You hain't, neither," retorted the
woman with vehemence. She came
forward. "You get out—" She broke
off In the midst of her intensity and
glanced back at the table, us if con-
sidering how much the unwelcome
visitor had seen. "How'd you get in?"
"Through the window. I wouldn't
ha" done It if you'd answered the hell."
"What did you come for?"
"My little brother. Please let me
The woman's brows drew together
In a horrible scowl. "There ain't no-
body here but me. I'm alone—and I
been alone all the time, too. What do
you mean, you little devil?" She made
a dive at Lettle; then paused. It was
evident that she could not make up
her mind what to do with the intruder.
Finally she gripped the child's shoul-
der, whirled her about, and forced
her Into a chair. "You sit there," she
hissed. "Don't you move. You're a
lun'tlc. We'll have you put In a 'sy-
Lettle glared steadily back at her.
The grip on her thin shoulder had con-
vinced her that physical resistance
was inadvisable, but she was serene in
tlie knowledge that she was not a lu-
"I want my little brother," she re-
peated, with diplomatic calm.
A tide of color surged Into the wom-
an's face. She looked as If she were
strpngling. "Ain't nobody here," she
A terrible fear clutched Lettie's
heart. What if Thad really were not
here? She had been so blindly certain
of his presence that she had not faced
the opposite possibility.
The woman sat down across from
Lettle. They glared savagely at each
other. The shades were drawn down
below the w indow sills, so that not a
ray of light could penetrate outside
. . . No one would dream that a little
girl was a prisoner In this house, dark,
deserted, for ill that a passer-by could
tell. . . . The room was close and fear-
somely silent. The gas spurted tip
now and then with an angry sizzling
Lettie's frightened glance traveled
around the bare room, seeking for
some means of outwitting the woman
before her. Nothing occurred to her
Suddenly she heard a sound that
was like a faint moan. It seemed to
come from a distance. She beard It
again. It might be In the basement.
Again! She was sure It was below her
"Oh!" Lettle started to her feet. "1
hear him. It's Thad. Let me—"
The woman pushed her back Into
The moan struck her ears again, s
long wall of human suffering, the d««
olution of a child that is spent wltfc
crying. Lettie's Angers worked, hot
she lield herself still. Perhaps tlw
woman would go to sleep after a while
Nobody could stay awake always. . . .
The gas shot up at one side, sank
again with a dismal gurgle.
Presently there was a sound outside
—faint, momentary, like a step. Let-
tie's heart gave a bound of relief. But
evidently it was not the sound tli . the
woman bail been waiting for. She s;
I straigliter In her chair, in au attitude
of alarmed listening. The sound came
again. The woman sprang up. turned
off the gas, and went out quickly to-
ward the front of the house.
Instantly Lettle dashed the other
way, through a door which she had
previously decided must lead to the
kitchen. Groping her way around the
wall, she opened a door into another
room, and then one which opened into
She plunged recklessly down the
dark stairs, her nerves keyed high by
the fear of pursuit. The moaning was
louder now. Thad was near; she
knew It. Slumhllng over rubbish, half
fulling before she could regain tier
footing, she made for the direction
from which the moaning seemed to
New Skirt Models
Have Three Tiers
Frock for Young Mis*
rn New aim per lililuu.j
II l» easy to tell the toller
How best he can curry his pack;
But no one can rate a burdens
Until it has been on his back.
—Ella W. Wilcox.
SEASONABLE GOOD THINGS
, ' ii
her seat. 'You fool! 'Taln't nothing
Lettle struggled to free herself. "It
la, too. I know It's Thad. Leggo!
Leggo ! Darn it all, leggo !"
"Shut up. I got ways to keep you
■till." She seized the child's arms and
twisted them back with a swift
wrench. Lettle gasped; she turned
faint with the pain. But when the
tlrst agony had passed, she was filled
with renewed defiance. It flashed Into
her mind that the woman was waiting
for something. Lettle wished it would
come. Whatever It was, surely she
But there was a door. There was a
key. It turned. As Lettle dashed into
the room, she beard steps on the stairs.
There was noise everywhere—steps
overhead. Things were happening.
Folks were after her. She must hurry.
"Oh, I wiinter go home," whimpered
a small voice. "1 want Penzie."
"Yes, darling—you shall have her,"
panted Lettle, bending over and un-
tangling Thad from a ragged quilt.
She could see nothing, but her senses
were sharpened by emergency. Slis
could make out the window as a gray
patch in tlie blackness, but there was
not light enough from tlie street to
shine in. She dragged Thad toward
the window, unlocked and lifted it,
pushed him through. As she followed,
somebody stumbled Into the room,
swooped down upon her.
"Leggo!" screamed Lettle. In s
panic, kicking and struggling.
"Shut up, or I'll kill you," retorted
a bourse voice, scarcely more than a
whisper. It was tlie woman. She had
followed. She was trying to pre-
vent. . . .
The next Instant they were outside—
Thad, Lettle, the woman.
"Stop, there!" shouted a voice. It
was a man's voice, from the yard.
"Stop, or I'll shoot. Stop! I'll shoot."
It was the climax of terror for Let-
tie. The command to stop was the
signal to run. She snatched Thad in-
to her arms with a strength that had
never before been hers, and struck
through the broken fence into the va-
cant lot. The woman ran, too—In a
flight of her own, although Lettle did
not suspect it.
A shot rang out. Another! A
third! Lettie bounded through the
air, spurred on by the very things
which should have stopped her. A hot
tingling ran across her arm. . . ,
Many voices behind her! Thad slipped
out of her grasp. She pulled him by
one hand. . . She must reach the
ravine in the back of the lot. They
could hide under the live-oak tree*.
At last they got there. Lettie lis-
tened. No one was following—not
even the woman. The first danger
was over. There were houses near.
She drew Thad close to her behind a
tree. She must rest a minute. Iler
arm felt hot; it hurt. The sleeve was
They started on again, but it was,
a hard Journey home. Lettie wavered
along the sidewalk; that wonderful
strength lind left her. She tried to
carry Thad, but she could scarcely lift
him, to say nothing of carrying him in
her arms. He dragged along beside
her, tired from his storm of sobbing,
but growing nervously excited ovet
his experience now that he had th«
assurance of safety.
little brought him at last to Tin
CuBtard Cup. The big door was
closed, so she went around the house
and opened the kitchen door, pushing
Thad in ahead of her.
"I got him. Penzie," she mumbled.
"I got him for vou. I—" Her eye
lids fluttered; her body iwayed dizzily.
She threw up her arm—and plunged
forward to the floor at Mrs. Penfleid'f
TO SB CONT1MUBD.)
salad that Is different and yet
simple to prepare is the following:
Pear and Cream
Cheese S a I a d.—
Arrange halves of
canned pears with
a cube of tart Jel
ly in ttie cavity of
each, placed round
side up in pairs
on a nest of let-
■ for each serv ing Cream the brick
'ream cheese, adding enough creaui
to soften so that it may be spread
like frosting over the pears; dip the
knife in boiling water occasionally to
make the process simpler. Serve with
a spoonful of stiff mayonnaise on the
side of the salad plate.
Orange and Pecan Salad.—Remove
j the skin from a banana cut Into quar-
ters lengthwise and again crosswise,
then roll in pecan meats finely
chopped. Peel two oranges and re-
move tlie center core. Insert a cube
of banana in each slice. Serve each
with two slices on lettuce. Pass
French dressing. This will serve four
Shrimp Salad.—Drain a can of
j shrimps, rinse with cold water and
I remove the dark centers. Break In
good-sized pieces and marinate with
French dressing. Chill for two hours,
add one small bottle ol stuffed olives
and twelve tiny sweet pickles sliced,
then adil two tablespounfuls of pearl
onions. Hollow out six green peppers
by removing the seeds and fitter and
till with this mixture. Serve.garnished
with watercress and mayonnaise which
has been enriched by the addition of
a small portion of sour cream
I Curried Celery.—Prepare the celery
as above, cooking It until tender; drain
and add to the following mixture,
using two cupfuis of celery, either in
curls or in dice. Cook one tablespoon-
ful of chopped onion in one table-
spoonful of butter until slightly col-
ored ; add two tnblespqonfuls of flour
and. when browned, add a teaspoonl'ul
of curry powder. When well blended,
add one cupful of good flavored stock
and boil up; add a tablespoonful of
lemon juice and serve at once In a
border of hot boiled rice.
Cinnamon Prunes.—Take a pound
of prunes; soak over night, after
washing well, and cook in the morning
until the prunes are tender, adding a
three-inch stick of cinnamon and, two
slices of lemon or orange. Cook slow-
ly In a covered dish, and no sugar will
Fashion Is Brought Into
Prominence by Leading
Many of tlie new autumn models
•how skirts in three tiers, writes a
Paris fashion correspondent in the
New York Tribune. An attractive
number, as used bv one prominent
Paris maker, is a cloth dress of beige
wool reps trimmed with brown astra-
khan fur. In addition to the three-
tiered skirt tills frock has another
new feature, a narrow left-side panel,
which buttons the full length of the
skirt and along the underarm seam of
Another new model Is a straight-
line dress developed la green crepe de
chine. The skirt is cut with circular
side panels set on at the hlpllne. The
frock Is trimmed with bands of red
and green braid and has a high astra-
khan collar exactly like that on the
model Just described.
Skirts showing s circular cut full-
ness at the sides appear to be favor-
ites with one of the leading designers.
He makes very simple models devoid
of any new feature except the placing
of tlie circular side panels.
Bright-colored braid trimmings also
are featured by this maker. He
makes a model in blin k crepe de chine.
For it lie uses long sleeves and circu-
lar side panels. The trimming con-
sists of bands of red and black braid.
The dress with short coat of the
same material tlie costume common-
ly and erroneously known as the
three-piece suit will continue to be
one of the mainstays of the autumn
fashions. Skirts of frocks which go
to make up such costumes usually are
''lain while blouses are plaited. The
Navy blue, heavily embroidered in
Bold and red, makes this most attrac-
tive drc6s for the young woman for
He W09 warned against the wom-<n.
She was warned against the man,
And if that can't make a wedding.
Why. there's nothing else that
A delicious pickle that Is well liked
by those who are fond of olive oil is:
Take one hun-
dred small cu-
length In size,
t h r e e medium-
sized onions, two
quarts of vinegar,
two-thirds of a
cupful of mustard seed, one table-
spoonful of celery seed, one table-
spoonful of freshly ground pepper, one
cupful of olive oil. Slice the well-
washed cucumbers without peeling,
add the sliced onions —a small onion
will make a belter looking pickle—
one may use a dozen or more;
sprinkle witli salt and set aside to
stand over night. In the morning
rinse off the salt and drain tlie cu-
cumbers and onions. Place in u Jar,
add the seasonings, oil and vinegar,
mix well, let stand for a day or two,
then put into jars and seal. Keep in
a cool place.
Cucumber Catsup.—Peel and grate
ripe cucumbers, squeezing out as
much of the juice as possible. To a
pint of the unsqueezed pulp use a cup-
ful of good strong vinegar, a grated
onion, one red pepper finely chopped
and salt to make palatable. If the
pepper is not hot add a half-teaspoon-
ful of cayenne pepper. Bottle and
seal. This Is delicious with fish in
the winter when such foods are high
Wild Grapes With Orange Hind.—
Put the peeling of two oranges
through the meat chopper, add three
times as much water us ground peel,
let stand over night. Simmer for two
hours the next day and let stand
again over night. Simmer one quart
of wild grapes, adding all the green
ones. Put through a fruit press to re-
move seeds. Combine the pulp with
the orange rind and to every three
cupfuis of the mixture add two and
one-half cupfuis of sugur; simmer un-
til It Jellies, then pour Into glasses.
Mustard Pickles.—To a gullon of
vinegar add one-half cupful of mus-
tard and one cupful of salt, two cup-
fuis of brown sugar. Mix cold and
drop in the well-washed cucumbers as
they are gathered; cover with horse-
Model in Beige Wool Reps, Trimmed
With Brown Astrakhan Fur.
best-liked length for the Jacket Is
what is known as lilp length.
The straight-line, pialted dress-
that Is, plaited from tlie neckline to
the hem—also takes Its place among
the most popular of early autumn
styles. It is especially smart when
accompanied by a coat of matching
fabric which may be either plain or
plaited after the manner of the dress.
The only trimming on the coat is a
huge fur collar.
How to Make Mirrors
Adroit mirror usage in the small,
rather .shadowed hall creates un atiiiua-
plure of cheerfulness. Place within
its range u bowl of pretty flowers,
roses, or simple garden blooms and
note the brightening effect that the
reflection of their colors creates.
From another angle the gay chintz
hangings nt one of tlie living room
windows, glimpsed through the opou
door, are repeated in the mirror sur-
face, supplying a vivid touch to tlie
somber wall 011 which tlie mirror
hangs. The value of a mirror In such
a spot cannot he overestimated, so if
your hull Is a bit shadowy, by all
means employ a mirror to give tlie
needed brightening touch.
In rooms facing tlie north, in which
the sun refuses to shine during the
long winter months, use u mirror in
[ conjunction with touches of orange or
red. No colors bring such a warmth
of tone as orange or red, yet they are
infrequently employed, because they
are so little understood. Let us sup-
pose our choice for effect is orange,
our bedroom and our wall covering
putty tones. Hung the mirror above
the black chest of drawers which
shows as decoration narrow bands of
orange. Choose an orange runner for
the bureau top, softened at the end
with hlcudlngs of old blue. Hepent
these tints In tlie curtain hangings,
and on the floor lay a two-tone blue
rug. Introduce a predominance of
orange '.n the chair cushions, anil bang
within range of the mirror a wall
pocket of blue luster filled with a
tangle of orange bitter-sweet vine-
Border the blue bedspreads in orange,
and then behold the result! The
vivid orange will be repeated from ev-
ery angle In the mirror's reflecting
surface, bringing tlie glint of sunllgh't
to add a welcome touch, but its vivid-
ness will not be overemphasised,
thanks to tlie toning influence of the
ebony and the softening shadows of
blue.—Arts und Decoration.
Well Fitting Shoe Is
Conserver of Hosiery
A well fitting shoe helps 'more in
the long life of hosiery than most of 11s
realize. A shoe that rubs on the heel,
or moves up und down and around as
one walks will wear out even the best
of hose In a little while. Hence a shoe
that fits conserves hosiery. Not all of
us like to follow the rule of darning
heels and toes before hose are worn,
hut every pair of hose should be
wushed before wearing, and should be
hung up at night to fully air, or better
yet be washed out and dried.
In putting on silk hose fold the top
down to the heel over the foot of hose,
slip foot In and draw up carefully.
Some of the silk hose are made close
fitting about the ankle, it is an easy
matter to break a thread, and a
hole follows quickly. Always examine
washed hose before wearing for any
possible thinness, and if a hole looks
probable with a little more wear, fore-
stall it by darning.
A young and fairly intelligent mar-
ried woman, on a yacht cruise, was ob-
served by a male passenger to be busy
with a crochet needle and h big spool
of heavy thread making little wheels,
which were put together to make big
wheels, which in turn were to be com-
bined some day In the grand stun total
of a marvelous white bedspread, made
of millions of stitches.
She sat, hour after hour, day after
day, Angers flitting and eyes fixed on
the work in her lap, oblivious to the
beauty of the sky, water and forest.
She had sailed presumably for a va-
Green and Yellow Combine Well.
The combination of yellow and green
Is not at all unusual. Some Imported
models worn recently have combined
these two colors with great success.
A green silk knitted costume em-
broidered In Chinese effect with yellow
was seen, also, one reversing the
order- yellow embroidered In green.
cation outdoors. "I figured on mak-
ing two of these a day," she explained
proudly, "but I have done better than
that. I may get the spread done In
less than two years. I know a woman
who was offered $ 1 ,<KK) for one."
She didn't need the $1,000, either.
Iler husband would have gladly given
her that much to stop her eternal cro-
cheting und take an interest in life.
Not all women seem to be profiting
by the new leisure they have won.-—
Sleeves and Necks and
Effect of Cooler Days
Only a hint of cold weather was
needed to send arms under cover so
far as women are concerned. Sleeves
have appeared as If by magic, ami
even when short sleeves or sleeveless
frocks were worn, arms that have
been bare all summer are covered by
gloves. Some compromised by the
addition of little double puffs. tw»>
puffs to each arm, attached nt the
shoulders. These nre of pialted geor-
gette and come midway to the elbow.
Sleeves on afternoon costumes In most
Instances are long and tight, coming
well over the band, ns the Paris mode
prescribes. Neck lines, however, con-
tinue to follow the canoe type wttb
open gunwales—that Is, the hem stands
well away from the neck and shoul-
ders. Sometimes a standing collar Is u
To Wash Art Muilln.
Art musllu curtains should never be-
washed In warm water. Make a
lather with hot water, and when It l»
nearly cold wash the curtains. If
these are green add a little vinegar,
if lilac or pink, a little ammonia.
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