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Author bf GRAUSTARK' MraE HOLLOW
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Important That NPest Be Discov
ered Before Crops Have Been
EXAMINE MEADOWS CLOSELY
GIRL OF MYSTERY!
HOUSE OF MYSTERY!
V An American story of 'love
and patriotism, of plot and
counterplot, that enthralls
the reader -and keeps him
The First tyayfarer and the Second
Wayfarer .;'&1eet and Part on4he
Highway. . '"' x 1
' A solitary JJure trudged along the
narrow road that wound its serpen
tlnous way through the dismal,, forbid
ding depths of the forest a man who,
though weary and footsore, lagged not
tn his swift, resolute advance. Night
was coming on, and with it the no un
certain prospects of a storm.
He came to the pike" and there added, raising her voice slightly,
was a signpost. A huge, crudely paint
ed hand pointed to the left, and on
what was intended to be the sleeve of
a very stiff and unflinching arm these
words were printed in scaly white :
Hart's Tavern. Food for Man and
Beast Also Gasoline. Established
1798. 1 Mile."
On the opposite side of the "pike,"
In the angle formed by a junction with
the narrow mountain road, stood an
humbler signpost, -,. lettered so Indis
tinctly that it deserved the compas
sion of all observers because of its
humility. Swerving in his hurried pas
sage, , the tall stranger drew near this
shrinking friend to the uncertain trav
eler, and was suddenly aware of an
other presence in the roadway.
A woman appeared, as If fronv no
where, almost at his side. He drew
back to let her pass. She stopped be
fore the little signpost, and together
they made out the faint directions.
To the right and .up the mountain
road Froggy Corner lay four miles and
a half away ; Pitcairn was six miles
back over the road which the man had
traveled. Two-miles and a half down
the turnpike was Spanish Falls, a rail
way station, and four miles above the
crossroads where the mani and women
stood peering through the darkness at
the laconic signpost reposed the vil
lage of St. Elizabeth. Hart's Tavern
was on the road to St. 'Elizabeth, and
the man, with barely a glance at his
fellow traveler, started briskly off in
He knew that these wild .mountain
storms moved swiftly; his chance of
reaching the tavern ahead of the del
uge was exceedingly slim. His long,
powerful legs had carried him twenty
or thirty paces before he came to a
, What of this lone woman who trav
ersed the highway? His first glimpse
of her had been extremely casual
indeed, he had paid no attention to
her at all, so eager was he to read
the directions and be on his way.
She was standing quite still in front
of the signpost, peering up the road
toward Frogg's Corner confronted by
a steep climb that led into black and
sinister tlmberlands above the narrow
strip of pasture bordering the pike.
The fierce wind pinned her skirts to
her slender body as she leaned against
the gale, gripping her hat tightly
with one hand and straining under the
weight of the bag , in the other. The
ends of a veil whipped furiously about
her head, and, even In the gathering
darkness, he could see a sfrand or two
of hair Tceeplng them company.
Retracing his steps, he called out to
her above the gale :
"Can I be of any assistance to you?"
She turned quickly. He saw that
the veil was. drawn tightly over her
"No, thank you," she replied. Her
voice, despite a certain nervous note,
was soft and -clear and gentle the
voice and speech of. a well-bred per
son who was young and resolute.
"Pardon me, but have you much far
ther to go? The storm will soon be
upon us, and surely you will not con
elder me presumptuous I .don't -like
the idea of your being caught out in'
"What Is to be done about It?" she
inquired, resignedly. T must go on.
I can't wait "". here, you know, to be
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rinnrf nnw -Miin? nmtnnnslv no over 1 the car around "And be quick about I Barnes. What s your Idear fer lootin
fho mniintnin rMrp it" she added. . it this time o' the year?
Bv Jove, we're coine to catch it The first drop3 of rain pelted down I "i ao someming uKe
nA nnA WAs,iimri "TwtPr I frnm th nnw thorousrhlv Mack dome I spring.. A month or six weeks or it
take my advice. These storms are ter- aboye them, striking in the road with puts me in fine shape for a vacatlm
rlble. I know, for I've encountered the sharpness of pebbles. v - later on, suppuea wr. uarnes wuiui
hnif dozen of thpm in the trnst week. "Lucky it's a limousine." said the I slcally.
ThPv fnlrlv tear nni to nieces. You tall traveler. "Better hop in. we u jur. joues auuweu a gnu w
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are a stranger In these parts?! be getting it hard in a second or two." over ms seamen race. , xae rein&eneu
"Yes. The railway station is a few I "You must let me take you on to tne tne corncoo pipe ana iook a coupie oi
miles below here. I have walked all Tavern in the car," she said. "Turn puns at it.
the way. There was no one to meet about is fair play. I cannot allow you "I never been to New York, but it
me. You are a stranger also, so it is to" ; ; must be a heavenly place for a vaca-
useless to inquire if you know whether "Never mind about me," he broke in tlon, ir a rener c n juage Dy, wnat some
this road leads to Green Fancy." I cheerily.
"firpen Fancv? Round attractive, she would make the offer, and he felt about it. , it's a sort or piay actors; pillars, upon hatching, feed for several
T'm snrrv T mn't PT,nrhtpn vmi " He better now that she had done so, "I'm I paradise, tain t it? days near the ground, hidden by over
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drew a small electric torch from his accustomed to roughing it. l aon r "it is paraaise to every actor wno gauging .. grasses or grains ana mus
mind a soaking. I've had hundred of nappens to De on the road, Mr. J ones, mayf escape notice until nearly lull
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"Just the same you shall not have from his shoulders, and letting it slide I come widely distributed over the In
one tonight," she announced firmly. I to the floor.
Get in behind. I shall sit with the "Hear that feller in the taproom
driver." - talkhr? Well, he 13 one of the lead
If anyone had told him that this I lng actors in New York in the world.
rattling, dilapidated automobile ten for that matter. He's been talKin
vears old. at the very least he would about Broadway for nearly a week
have sworn was capable of coverings now, steady."
the mile in less than two minutes he I "May 1 Jnqulre what he Is doing up
would haye laughed in his face. Al-there in the wilds?"
most before he realized that they were "At present he ain't doing anything
Grass or Grain Should - Be Carefully
Inspected to Detect Presence of
Caterpillars Poisoned Baits '
1 May Be Used.
(Prepared by the United States Depart-
y ; ment of Agriculture.)
Watchfulness is the; key to success
in cases of invasion by army worms,
whch are young of certain moths or
millers that fly only at night. The
eggs from ; which thev army, worms
hatch are laid commonly on grasses
He had been wondering if I of my present boarders have to say; or grasslike grains and the tiny eater-
pocket and directed its slender ray
upon the signpost. .
"It Is on the road to Frogg's Cor-
ner," sne explained nervously, -a mue
and a half, so I am told. It isn't on
the signpost. . It is a house, not a vil
lage. Thank you for your kindness.
And I am not at all frightened," she
"But you are," he cried. "You're
scared half out of your wits. You
Upon the discovery of the pest in its
younger stages depends very largely
the possibility of stamping out infes
tations before serious injury to crops
has occurred. . ; Meadows " therefore
Should be examined frequently, partic-
blarly those planted to timothy, blue-
grass, wheat, and especially millet to
discover the young worms. . X
on the way up the straight, dark road J except talk. Last week he was treddin If the infested spot be smallvthe grass
the lights In the windows of Hart s J the boards, as he puts it himself. Bust- or grain can be mowed off and straw
Tavern came Into view. Once more ed. Up the flue. Showed last Satur- cattered over the spot and burned,
the bounding, swaying' car came to a I day night In Hornvllle, eighteen mile.- thus destroying the worms. If the
stop under brakes, and he was relax-J north of here, and Immeglately after caterpillars have become distributed
ing after the strain of the most hair- the performance hlnvand his. whole, over a considerable area, this can be
raising ride he had ever-experienced. J troupe, started to .walk back to New marked off by stakes and the crop
Not a word liad been spoken dur-1 York, a good four hundred mile. They snraved heavily with a solution of
lng the trip. The front windows were started out the back way of the opery parls: green at the rate of one pound
lowered. The driver an old,; hatchet- house and nobody missed 'era till, next to 50 gallons of water, or of arsenate
faced man had uttered a single word J mornln' except the sheriff, and The 1 of lead at the rate of two pounds
just before throwing In the clutch--at didn't miss 'em till they'd got bvei: of the paste or cfcie pound of the pow
the crossroads in response to the I the county line Into our bailiwick.1 der to 50 gallons of water.
Four of 'em are still stoppln here D:., f- a,
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jroisonea vixus nave long Deen useu
young woman s crisp command to
drive to Hart's Tavern. That word
was uttered under his breath and it
is not necessary to repeat it here.
just because I ain't got
turn 'em out., ner the spare money, tc
buy 'em tickets to "New York; Here
The wayfarer lost no time In climb- comes one f 'em now. Mr. Dllllng-
lng out of the car. As he leaped to the ford, will you show this gentleman to
ground and raised his green hat he took room eleven and carry his baggage up
a second look at the automobile a look fer him? And maybe hell want a
of mingled wonder and respect. It pitcher of warm water to wash and
was an oid-rasnioned, nign-powerea shave in. He turned to tne new guest
car, capable, 'despite Its antiquity, of and smiled apologetically. . "We're a
astonishing speed in any sort of got! little short o'' help :just n6w, Mr.
lng. I Barnes, and Mr. Dilllngford has kind-
"For teaVen's sake," he began, ly consented to " . : sJiiL.
shouting to her above the roar of the "My word!" gasped -Mr. Dilllngford,
as a means 1 of destroying the numer
ous species of cutworms and also the
army worm. An efficient bait of this
kind may be prepared and used as fol
lows: To 50 pounds , of wheat bran
and one pound of parls green or two
pounds of powdered arsenate of lead;
add the juice of one-half dozen or
anges or lemons. . Then bring the
Should Be Loo
Weak Places Should Bft
mediately Afte. e
Breaks Repair J
(Prared by the
me"t of A..,.
1 - w nmciJ
first vear. hpfnr.-. i. . , 01
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any b'renks h
ateiy witn a shovrf it r V
cultivntP tT f,..." IlsbpsS
buMo seed tWm to sorae
It is advisable to run
i,uia"cl me terraces n 1
ing planted on ton 0f tw.1
cultivation of ih? tn .
keep the ton of "th0
proper height. Where th
run across the term
commonly on nio.lerfitP .! h(
visited after ,
wind and rain, "don't let him drive
like that over those "
"You're getting wet," she cried out.
a thrill m ner voice.
and thank you 1"
staring at the register. -"Someone
from little old NewYork? ' My word.
lr, you Won t you have a er
Good night mtle something to drink with" me be
fore you" ' . ' .
He Drew a Small Electric Torch From
"Look outl" rasped the unpleasant "He wants something to e&tl inter-
.Hla Pocket and Directed Its Slender drlver and In went the clutcn Tne rupted Mr. Jones sharply. "Tell Mr.
Ray Upon the Sign Post. man in the roaa jumped nastily to one Bacon to step up to his room and
siae as tne car snoi DacKwaru wiiu a 1 take the order." 4
cant tool me. Td be scared myself jerk, curved sharply. Stopped lor tne I a 11 rlriit. oldrhnn nothinsr easier
at the thought 01 venturing into those fraction of a second, andxthen bounded saia Mr. Dilllngford genially. "Just
woods up yonder.'
Well, then, I am frightened," she
confessed plaintively. "Almost out of
"That settles It," he said flatty. "You
shall not undertake It."
"Oh, but I must. I am expected. It
is import "
"If you are expected why didn't
someone meet you at the station?
Seems to me--"
"Hark! Do you hear doesn't that
sound like an automobile ah!" The
hoarse honk of an automobile h6rn
rose above the howling wind, and an
Instant later two faint lights came
forward again, headed for the cross- climb up the elevator, "Mr. Barnes. We
roads. : -do this to eet un an aDDetite. When
"Thanks!" shoutedthe late passen
ger after the receding tail light, and
dashed up the steps to the porch that
ran the full length of Hart's Tavern.
A huge old-fashioned lantern hung
above the portal, creaking and stratn-
dld you leave New York?"
Taking up a lighted kerosenes lamp
and the heavy pack, Mr. Clarence Dil
llngford led the way up the stairs.
He was a chubby Individual of indefi
nite age. At a glance you would have
lng In the wind, dragging at Its stout sai(j he was under twentyne ; a sec-
supports-and threatening every in
stant to break loose and go frolicking
away with the storm.
He lifted the latch and. being a tall
man, involuntarily stooped as ne
passed throuch the door, a needless
precaution, for gaunt, gigantic moun
ond look would have convinced you
that he was nearer forty-one.
Depositing Barnes pack on a chair
in the little bedroom at the end of
the hall upstairs he favored the guest
with a perfectly unabashed grin.
I'm not doing this -to oblige old
rushing toward- them around a bend in tai?ee" 1hal th"e before him Jone know j won,t t
the mountain road. "Better late than
never," she cried, her voice vibrant
He grasped her arm and jerked her
out of the path of the oncoming ma
chine, whose driver was sending it
along at a mad rate, regardless of ruts
and stones and curves. The car ca
reened as it swung into the pike, skid
and without bending their arrogant
The First Wayfarer Lays His Pack
Aside and Falls In With Friends
The little hall in which he found
himself was the ."office" through which
ccucu aa x t swung mw lxic yi&c, baiu- I . I -uv),u w w bvw
ded alarmingly, and then the brakes a11 pass whA c8me as guefts awful place of his own free will and
to deceive you. I'm working out a
dallj board bill. Chuck three times a
day and a bed to sleep In that s what
Fm doing it for, so don't get it into
your head that I applied for the job.
Let me look at you. I want to get a
good square peep at a man who has
the means to go somewhere and yet is
boob enough to come to this gosh-
Stages and work of the true army
worm (Cirphls unipuncta) and some of
Its insect enemies; a, parent or moth;
b, full-grown larva; c, eggs; d, pupa In
soil; e, parasitic fly, Winthemia quad-
ripustulata, laying its eggs on an army
worm; f, a ground beetle, Calosoma
calidum, preying upon an ar,my worm,
and, at right, calosoma larva emerg
ing from burrow; g, a digger wasp,
Sphex sp., carrying an army worm to
its-jburrow; h, Enicospilus purgatus" a
wasplike parasite of the army'worm.
were jammed down. Attended by a to tHarts Tavern, a steep, angular accord Darn It you look intelligent, mass to a stiff dough by adding low-
vast grinding of gears and wheels, the !.iaa!e lo u? one enQ.01 iae ro?m I don't get you at all. What's the mat-
rattling old car came to a stop fifty oei kT . . V 111 ter? Are you a fugitive from justice?'
feet or more beyond them.
"i d sooner walk than take my
chances in an antediluvian rattletrap
like that," said the tall wayfarer.
bending quite close to her ear. "It will
fall to pieces before you "
But she was running down the road
toward the car,, calling out sharply to
the driver. He stooped over and took
up the traveling bag she had dropped
in her haste and excitement.. It was
counter over which the business of the
house was transacted, and behind this
a man was engaged in the peaceful
occupation of smoking a corncob pipe.
An open door to the right of the
stairway gave entrance to a room from
which came the sound of a deep, sono
rous voice employed In what turned
out to be a conversational solo. To
the left another door led to what was
evidently the dining room. The glance
that the stranger sent In that direction
revealed two or three tables covered
Barnes find the theatricals
people entertaining; but as
the storm rages does a good
deal of thinking about the
mysterious girl bound for
heavy, amazingly heavy.
"I shouldn't like to carry that a mile wIth white cloth-
wasned pack to the place I started ana a nan, ie saia to nimseu. Can you put me ud for the nleht?'
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irom." ' xne voice oi ine Deiatea anver came hft innnlred nanonv ho .nnntoi.
He smiled. She had wit as well as to his ears on the swift wind. It was Ton look like a feller who'd want
determination. ; f high-pitched and unmistakably, apolo- mnm ith hoth Hr.wi
"If I can be of the least assistance getic. He could not hear , what she behind the counter, anrvevin ihe rv II? f!0n' or ,aesert untry ' 1
to you pray don't hesitate to command was saying to him, but there wasn't nHmrit frnm heriun ft w,ih w l"e Anaes, ano are entirely, d
me. I am a sort of trnmn. von mlcht I much doubt as to the nature of herl-;i v
say, ana i irayei as wen oy night as remarks, ane was rounaiy upDraiamg th be satisfied to have a foom with sw anu m pass-
T rtn hv flov an rtnn'i- fool that I Mm .1 . " . .. .... .. I S Ci.UiB eievaiea nprnorn tnnnm
nnttinff me to nnv inonvpnton.o a m I TWori o h.fci t.t. 7ii T .. . I oi me Andes are " strlnnpd of thttii. ,"uuu Ui .yana green to ou gallons 01
you by any chance bound for Hart's own nlifrht he hurried to her side amlL. ' : 7 " 1 moisture and arrive on. the coast Per., V"l,rf' wun mo pounds of pow-
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" B. a vm Biau to lag said: ; "Can I have nnnpr?
(TO BE CONTINUED.)
Mystery In Plmft Presence.
The Chilean provinces of Atacama.
larapaca and Tacna are in the rain
less region, or desert country west of
vegetation. The winds In all this
grade molasses or sirup, preferably
molasses,' nd scatter the mixture
broadcast in small pieces throughout
the infested field. : ,
In case thew worms are not discov
ered until they have begun to travel
in a mass, usually they can be destroy
ed by furrowing orditching compfete
ly around the infested area. ,
Summary of Control! Measures for the
-.-.;.; Army Worm.
1. Watch fields of growing grass
and grain 'carefully, especially the
meadows, during the spring and early
summer months, to discover the army
worms before theyibecome full grown
and spread t over the ; entire farm.
When the worms are discovered at
work, do not lose a minute, but attack
them vigorously by means of the meas
ures outlined in foregoing paragraphs.
2. Poison them by -spraying crops
not intended , for forage ." with one
View of Lower Side of Bench Te
v Embankment Showing Gro
Weeds and Grass on Embanfc
soil is moved down the side slf
cultivation. As a result, the tc
are more liable to break, audi
more maintenance work is rec
than where the rows are run p
to the terraces.
AH terraces that are cn!S
should be plowed at least oncei
and the soil should be throws k
center. In this way the height d
terrace Is kept up and the baa
le broadened each jear.
Steep land that washes baSj
tween the terraces should not In
tivated. The terraces should fa
well built and the entire field i
to gra'ss .and used for pasta
When It is found necessary tii
a farm road in terracing a H
building of the terraces should h:
tinued across without regard k
road. Where the terraces are isi
arv 20 feet broad, no provision M
made for passing traffic across I
but they should be carefully!
tained to prevent possible fe
.Where the terraces are notmro!
ten feet broad, considerable taj
ence to traffic-and injury to ft
races generally results whew
vision for crossing is mad?. I
times the water is carried m
roadway by a culvert, but the P
objections to this are that thej
itv of the waterway is greatly J
and the free flow of the water
the culvert is often obstroj
stalks or other trash washed P
field. A wooden bridge
channel, so as not to reduce
the cross-sectional area of tne
way, makes a more desire
behind and carry your bag.
44 You i are very good, but I am not
bound for IJarfs Tavern, wherever
that may be. ' Thank you, Just the
same. You appear
- monly fjenteel tramp
cause I am afraid you might make off
with my belongings
last by way of apology.
"Excuse me, please. You dropped
fectly dry. The last rain: a sllAt flered arsenate of lead to 50 gallons
shower which fell jn Antofagasts, in water In the paris green is
J FOR HOME GARDENS
. Home gardeners ww
all of the most comn
and diseases attacking w
bles are catalogued In
ed States Departjneuto J
Culture's Farmers Boue ,
which will be sent ires
quest of the depart ,
bulletin tells how to
presence of 'structi
and diseases and how toP
nd fi?ht them.
i inn u
Especially Handy m
m - rnntroi '
eates Tor -
(Prepared by tne
Insects and Dj
fecting garuei , troi
Control of in?ec
adays to apply
Crt slmnlft that it IS xw-jsA
v v, rem1' ,e
rivs tO aPP'J Llic . tot!
"Fnnd fnr won oH hMf -of K I " ju auigIBgaSUI, in . T " Fl6i r tn have Jf.
v wu va vvuo i.m, oaiu luc i a . - i iivpn ti TAnn a xM v lit.. . jj .ftr nopps.Mi t -nay
something. Shall I put It np In front other patiently. He slapped his palm wmJ"' 'Wflrst rain Z-TS J'D.ratt A
or in tne tonnean?" n kh v luucu m io years, xne " .j-o.w muc w , pan
uiu UCII auu LUCU I fv i., m .. . . I fill m nna t . ... rrn.t- x ri n snrilli"'""
or in the tonneau?
ik you, just the , The whimsical note In his voice looked at the fresh name on the page. TnP J " f ICU lD I(lule' ln
to be an.uncom- brought a quick, responsive laugh from "Thomas K. Barnes' New York'? ht AaraPac Province, was the first In 24
u and it Isn't be- herJips. read Z. Z -SL year?: tn these showers a
'"Thank you so muchi I am frieht- nnr-. m' , t " J r..V no.taD,e Phenomenon occurred.
er or a sprin.
She added the fully careless with rny valuables. Z hI back of these cities assumed a
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Would vnn mind nntflwir it tn Kahinii I i .. . - J
w i - v- vv-, v m uuuuui liu-t ii ii I'm n nTn t n af wnn.tr hsfniiA
m. nm i rrm a r m. ul. m iiriiii iiim .
. r" ir"wea ?? ne Thanks V net tone altered complete- Glad to meet 'von. .Mr. almost In a night Th
. u.4Wlt at uxe wacky as-she ordered the man to turn used to have a hosto hm J 3f wbe Pt
ou gallons of the mixture. This Is to
prevent burning the i tender plants.
Where spraying is not practicable,
the use ' of the polsbned-bran bait al
ready mentioned is strongly recom- piled by dusuu
mpnrlprt' '' j v - v.v mpnns of
3. in case the worms are crawlinn sack, 'in 1 ht J,
Tow or ditch and" crush them with a den insects- and u
toil drag as thwr faU Into it. ' more than a donar.
of the reme
. ... form- r;.K
used m 1.4-- dform-
the dry or v TJ