Newspaper Page Text
I " jg "SMattci, tojpl
Alfred King, Civil Wat Veteran, Fought far Mere Than
a Decade to Rome Public Merest In the Sunken
Battleship and to Force Congress Into Action.
CorrrHM. Itt. by
medal, Inelgnle or any other emblem of valor.
Ho le a ooldler and fouiht with credit la the ctvfl war. to
tka rank of Captain. Ho Is unassuming, modoet
Alfred Klat la a part of tho unheralded undercurrent
that hao rakMd the Maine. Ao a proof of tale, you have
at to go to thlt suburb ot Newark. There, la front of
tho Kearny Town Hall, on a pedestal ot Maine fraalto.
hearing a iheU ot the battleship Maine, la a copper plate
with the folio wing Inscription.
Ten-Inch Shell -M Pounds-From
"U. S. a. Maine."
Havana Harbor. ISM-lli:.
Presented to the Town or Kearny. X. J.
In Recognition of the Eminent Public Services of
May . U.
Should vou w ant to learn eomethlng of tho treat Importance of trifles, how to
rauee public sentiment, the power of on everyday rtttaon in too Aaevioan PublU
r the duty o' sn Indlvldusl to the nation, perhaps Alfred Kin might bo able
lo tell von something about It.
If vou would go to his home at Ml three not accounted for. Roma were
l-'orsst street, w.ilch Is a little frama klllsd outright, others were penned bs-
houae. a half MM larger than a cottage. ? d,rk" ? &"T!!SZ!!l
noma evening you would And this man.
Ha la seventy yesri old and wears a
gray. military Beard, or me son in.!
von uaualiy associate with veterans.
He looks JJ e.t: j- at you with oteady
In eyes, rrom behind nose-gUssos of
which one lens Is cracked,
H!a house was the heado.ua iters for a
movement thai created public eentlmeni.
which answered by the U. R. Oov-
eminent mending money by the thou-
sands to right a wrong of twelve years
HOW It All Cmme About.
lfr..l BTln. ,.,l Iha Itorv of t.ie
Mame, In tlie spirit of any other cltlsen.
In tho Rowings ra which in hriaf w
suaimd up like this:
Th battleship Ms!ne entered Havana
Isarhor on the twcnty-Hfth of January, The conclusion of tho coort wore:
l!M. as hsd been r ran ed between the ' That the to of th Main M Jot
. nlted Stales and the Spanish Oovern- In any rsaogct due so fgint of negllgance
...nts. Her grrtr.1 ws. m.rkM with tSZHWm
o gfwUI Incident beyond the sschang. JJ .haaarlh. n. Moh
f th customary oalutes and ceremonial CBUasg xht partial tiptodon f two or
isita. Mh snchorexl there for three more of ier (Seward wississlao. and
veeks No appreciable ekoitement at- that no yide.noe had bon ootatlisMl fix
.ended her stay. ng ths rs-natrdHty for th dewtmfft'on
At o'clock on th. svsnlng of r.b. it u '
. verythlng wss reportsd s.curs and all flmu th. Untied State, went to
-a alien: on hoard. wr wMl gvpaun, with what far-raaahlng
Shortly dfter taps-ten minutes afi.r I ruHa th world knows Our MltOTtcml
,)clock Opt. Charles I). Hlgsbet, com- claim alsrayj will t that w fought
iMSd.r of th. ship, was writing in hi for a aptondid humanitarian prnopla,
aUn. He laid down hi pan to Ht tradlUon win say that the IM-datod
.0 th. dying not, of th. hugl. which B 9M UTm
. . . ... . 77 . . - . Cuba.
,ere .insuiaiiy oeauiirui tnai nim.
Nwton, th. bugler, who was rather
Ivan to fsnciful effect., was at his
hsat Th. echoes or ths lingering not
floatsd back with unusual distinctness
from Morro Castle. Unwittingly, ho
was playing his swan song, for, thirty
Suddenly there were two distinct s-
plosions. And arter a buraUng and
i i i.n a k
crashing sound. Ml- MMM
Uacknes, and smoks. Capt. Slgsbes
ihuud hll way up the Inclined deck, Into
ihe starboard cabin. H groped
through die cabin, and along the pas-
ante to th outer door. At th turning;
Private William Anthony, th orderly
at th cabin door. mt him with th
cu.tom.ry sslu,.- anu, .. tho.gh h.
Was making an oroin.ry ramwa, aau.
"Kxcuae ma, air, but I have to Inform
you that th ship Is blown up, and la
slaking. The explosion took ptacs at
nine forty, sir."
. From that moment ths orderly, a
rgportad by th Captain, remained by
him with untiring ssal and watchrul
nass until the ship waa abandonsd.
SOI HUB Ilitll-lifliliU piivmie wbs
Domed later to nil a suicide s grave,
presumably riom brooding over th
comrade hs left In ths wre. k. Two
hundrsd and thirty-one man war Thee, plcturs of th abandoned bat
Killed; twenty-four bodies wars raaov- fiMt. though they loft ttssr lejgsii
ersdmmsdlatsly. Lator one-hundred aton, dig not arouo Alfred King to ao
aad forty-four bo Alas war added to Uos. But aanlhhn dls did. Oa a
th Us( f risssV Itovisg sUtg-
A he bvcflirtg World Uhii y Magazine, rridiy, May 30, 1915
- - - - r
EIN YHAj'Nk "3 Jt dl
kt. . in x Yew wnm wet).
obscure cltlisn uti ant to wak th con-
nation, Jiow MM k besto?
little town ot Kearny. N. J., th.r. llveo
ko mm lo Alfred King. H. ha oo
and drowned by the Immediate sinking
of the hull.
There were three natural suriaJsee
M w rauM f)f dlmMt,r. But
WBrthI. lt mM accident. Spanleh de-
a)n or tna cunning act of a Cuban
ivmpothlser, thta fact reniatns: At oaos
tho popular mind In iho United States
turned to war.
A naval court of inquiry was organ-
led. A fores of wreckers and dlvsrs
- - ..... n wiwlt to ascertain the
ntur of th ,lpl-on. Btw ,.,u.
abU mMn- wa, employed to gain an
accurst knowteJo of the condition
""dor water. At tho same tlms the
t unity for slmullaaeoue 1nvtlgtlon.
After twenty-three daya of ooatlauoua
labor and research, on Maroh It, tho
ouri of Inquiry gave Ha verdict to the
chief Executive. William McKlnlsy.
"Rsmsmhsr thm Mitinr."
Alfred Kwaf. lUe other utUse
W """t mm i tn. -w.n-,
fto uH1 lJft
while everybody also was thinking
about 1t. But after th War fa did not
rto- tadnklnar about It la eet. Ms
dent of th Cuban Republic, T. Balrada
plB,' w 0,w "chool-toach.r In
Pleasant Valley. N. J. King had met
J hhj O. A. R. poU dedicated
m-, jy, of Juy whMl
mmti baeaae rVialdint h stHl ex-
changed letters wrth AUred King, who
was Secretsry of the Arlington Flag
Association. So that as early as) Mar
M. , dalm wrots to King as top
low, , ,
"gj ' .ZZtn
Informing yen that order war
duly given and executed to th f-
rct or dacoratlng tha bafteehlp
Main oh Memo r Itl Day.
r. BsrrttADA pacmia ,"
And at soother time this Pr1dnt
wraw to King haw visitor to Ravana
Harbor would aeornfully upbrsid th
American dovsrnmsnt for allowing tha
Mains to remain In tb harbor th
quostlon or Its destruction unsettled,
th sailors uaburtod and tha wreck an
obstacle to navigation.
U gistRiss I !, Hoi
Be a Money-Making Exhibit,
the Nation by Splendid Work of One Man
It was a prospectus of a mbn known
"V. S. Battleship Maine
Incorporated In th District of Colum
bia to remove tho Mains from
Havana Harbor ' by authority of
Cuba and th United Statea"
Tk enterprise waa to assume th
farm of a pay-ai-you-entsr apectael
and later would . a moving ptotar
proposition far gWitlllng ths profits or
tho who woaft get In on the ground
floor and buy sloek In ths company.
It was capitalised at MM, OK Their pur
pose waa to rata the Main and ex
hibit her as a peep-all for the morbid.
Stock subscriptions war solicited and
soon th company had a paid-in capital
How did thsv got tha right to th.
Maine? By uly going over to Csba
and agreeing to Bay that republic 18.000
far Its interest in th Main.
This buMaaaa oaacern was authorised
to do so, alnre. In reality, our country
had practically relinquished all Interact
IS th Maine, as th following letter un
der dste of Jan. M, MM, In answer to aa
lasjulry by tha Cwban Government with
rafaranc to th wrack of th Mains,
"Tha question presented ha been
consider sd by the proper executive
deportnunt. and th conclusion
reached that whatever authority or
rights tb. Oov.rnment may form
erly have had In the wreck above re
ferred to. may properly be consid
ered as having lapsed in favor of
th Government or Cuba."
Tha company". d.d property re
corded In the District of Colombia, tby
proceeded to bobt tho project by solic
iting subscriptions for ths beginning of
work. Alfred King investigated snd
found thla obstacle that was well nigh
It wad to be a An how business,
which tourlau and visitor would flock
to as the greatest spsctaol of all In
tha region of Havana. In a word. Uie
tomb of the heroic dead was to be open
to the gasa of ths motley curious.
A "Show" Proportion.
Ah, tn pamphlet offered many in
ducement. Money would bo made In
various way. They would rsmovs th
wrack. In whole or In part, from Ha
vana Harbor sari snake such profitable
gsPa1tlan and sale of the material and
a th trua
77" rru-.-jin. . .-ri-rir - - . OTtolfi
sixty days from the beginning of work
they would have a oeSerdam built
around It, dry out tho Inclosure, and
visitor would bo admitted for a fee.
That th show oould go en day and
night was assured, for wasn't the cli
mate of Havana perpetual summer?
And wasn't ths tourist Mason eight or
nine month long? Beside, the Ameri
can resident and tourist contingent, to
gether with a million or aaore at Cu
bans and Spaniards la Havana and the
surrounding districts of the Island,
might repreaent an Income of oevoral
thousand dollar, in admiaslon fsas
alone! More than the cost of the cof
Already advertising concerns were of
fering lucratrv price, for apace on the
walla of the cofferdam, inalde snd out.
and an after wss pending from ons or
the foremost successful show enter
prise In th world to lake . charge of
th exhibition of the wreck In thl
Thl wa not all. After It had ex
hausted It usefulness in Havana Ha:
ocr as an attraction the ahip would be
floated upon her own or a raise bottom
and exhibited In the principal porta ot
the United Statea. Tha Incoms from
this source alone, they conceded, would
The Maine Forgotten.
And. mark you. tha ctartlns point or
the whole schenis was ths hssrty co
operation extended to thie company by
lbs Cuban dovsrnmsnt. In reel, they
would be accessories bsfors and aftar
th. fads. Thsy would bslp ths com
pany! Certainly they wer getting but a
mere SS.OOu ont-haif of which wn paid
at once. But the Influx of foreign vis
itors waa no a. nail point to be over
looked. And so enthusiastic was ths
Republic or Oukg that It allowed the im
portation of supplies, machinery, tool,
duty fre. Workman oould b brought
In under s contract to Havana. No
taxes were to be levied upon any of tha
And further, the K. public agreed to
execute a d.d, giving good and suffi
cient tl ties to tb. hulk, equipment, ma
chinery, arms, n.unlllons of war, cosl
and oiher siipp'lss snd objects thst
might bs round In and about the ship.
Thut It waa evident thst ths Cuban
Government viewed Itself In the light
of sou master of tho United States
hiiHasklp Maine, and aa esok It was
J Cant Hi -Mow THtV
ONI SWT Tjfr? ft, HlNiTTfe
r ivcm im -Hd own ovsal
so the oowbtaot gated Jsjn 1
! I isS) sot to trwhorkroktor
so that if th aforwold nsssr wa
ekie to aM out for a larger gat, why,
htoso roe M mode no Shtwisii to the
Cuban Ooverosnent so less; as Csba
reosreod tho remaining SfkM. TWa was
purely s sals 111 mat 1st and saattarad
only aa to business.
AU we plain selling. Tk United
State OoTornaaost through its depart
ments, would have so f the Mains
e1 Mlhbgolshos It to OoJba. Cuba oold
It to Iks company.
There law tho Wreck of the M,g.on
Maine, the watery oosulekre ghat hell
the American dead who gar gsetr Uvea
that Cuba might ke free. And ker price
for this nobis fcirthrtgkt waa tho mere
pittance. th shamsfuay Inadequate
sum of M.oosi
Verily, woa oho wUSag to U her
MrShrtgkt for a snss of pottage.
Upon receipt of tho 'waives" Com
pany pamphlet Alfred King wont lnt
action. Ho cent wort) to tho manager
of th company the it war better to
allow tho Maine and her ghastly crew
to rot forever In tho slims of Havana
harbor than to too mode public ahow.
la reply the compear, under the plea
of patriotism, y rat sated that thsrs was
an old soldier acting ao a stumbling
block In oo worthy on enterprise, say
ing: It behooves you, Mr. King, sad
othsr veterans, alne the chip WAS
given up, to ASSIST us la every
we y, and I ah all be pi eased to cor
respond with you and to Indicate
to you toow rou and pour associ
ates can be of great help to ua in
our patriotic undertaking.
But Alfred King would not he Muffed.
Realltlng that ao satisfaction could
come from thle direction, Alfred King
determined to Interest the pesos. And
ho began with th newspaper In his
vicinity. He sent clippings of th.ee to
soldier end eador organisations and
every oourc that he knew might be
The Voice of the Pre$$.
Th result ot thl campaign, which
gslned momentum Ilk an avalanche, un
til vn Washington took heed, dealt a
blow to the company by notlOcatlea to
Cuba that the United Statea Government
departments which had relinquished the
Maine to the Cuban republic bad no
right to do oo; that the disposal of the
wreck of the Mains rsstsd with Con
or see; and that so sxeeutlve depart
ment oould give sssurancs of It s baa
don meat by tha United States
Thle put the "United States Battleship
Mslae karvage Company" out of busi
ness, asd Congress again became ths
monitor of the Mains.
With thla encouragement. Alfred King
began another mova in behalf ( tho
Maine. This time ke wrote to Congress
man (new Governor) Bulaer. Thle started
the Sutler bill for raising ths Maine.
Congressman Sulser sssured Alfrsd
King that (deaplt th opinion of th
Navy Departceot oBclala that It waa
almost an Impossibility to roles ths
Maine), hs would go Into ths tight to a
And svery time the Mulser bill cm
up In Cungrsas, although backsd toy
petition after petition. 11 was halted by
technicalities. Once when William Sut
ler aroes In th House and stated on a
point of order, "Mr. Speaker. 1 wish
some little attention on tb matter of
raining the Maine and Its yet u,honorsd
heroes." Mr. Cannon la asld to have rs
pMod with asperity:
"1 am too touay teklnx oare at live
men to think or the dead!"
Ileprassntstive Desglaa or Oklo, la
the coures of ons of thsss ever-recurrent
squelches, remarked :
"If there le any commercial matter
Involved let Cuba ralss tns Mains. If
a qusstiuu of luetics 1st Spain rslss
her. Thoss that went down In the ship
have long since become fopd for the
Holies. And to bring horn, their ghsat
ly remnant, would bs to opsn afrssli
in the hearts or their friends a sore
thst is now. thsnk Hod. slmJSt healed'
But, most UK ADU, I am opposed to
raising th Mains bscsuse it might re
r.sw the controversy ovsr ths onus o.'
In explosion which wrecked her. I
Uiing It high tun lo quit .cm iii'ienng
the Maine' and to beg.n 10 'forget th
Alfred King sat down at ths d mug
room table and wrote .in,' wrote end
wrote to Grand Army men. who were
promptly aroueed. Some communtea
Uona were signed ' Vsteraj and soma
"A. King." Thoss Orsnd Army men
sent Into Mr. Douglas's hn'fi dlstrist
snough literature nn the au Meet to
aeon gig ggMtttMktt pa'r: .. read
Ing for soma tints.
A progressiva postcard nnnrsrn.
aroueed by aha pre rs porta, got out a
picture pf ghoot sailer rising out of
Ike distorted wreck at the battlsshlp.
Iks Mains i Th Martyred
n I! ,V
words of Alfred
food dsr fegh la ska
diet riot." King wrote O.
At the forty
of th atoms Army of oh
In wtth th efforts of the otvTi war snd
Spsnlsh sear veteran.
O. A. R. to the Reecue.
Ms stoas was Ml wataraad to beep
aUre setristt Are oad to otrtho th
sherd of annual. This waa tho oaly
hope now of bringing about th ds
Th skip represented aa outlay or
eS.MS.Sh). her maohlasry clone costing
TM,ooj. Th holt contained tone of
oMM gteot Th two t arrets war steal
lashes thick, with bVinek guaa, Sh
wa protected for a length ot Mi foot
midship with Harvsylaed steel armor
U Invhs thick, worth MM per ton.
King and his sorsrades aooght the
only rsmalalsg meeao ef raising the
Mslae m of reaching tho ha man
heart. King was a Republican, and be
triad tk leaders of hi own party first.
But he wrote to conetltnento of horn
parties. Tot up to December, MM, th
rssult ef Kiss's laker wss tho passing
of tho salvago company and Congress
man dulse i-a letter of promise.
In WB Sulser became mere active en
the htn and King sought other sources,
one of which was the legislator of
th Stat of Maine, 'or which th hat
tleehlp was named.
There, for three session, th self-same
A. King sf New Jersey wok lohtoylng
to areus patriotic sentiment that would
send a "reserve" to Weehlngtoe. Oa
March It, mm, he waa eur easeful la his
efforts here, and the edict wool forth.
Petition after petition end resolution
sfter resolution wore sddsd to she rec
ord of Congress. And the same of
Alfred King permeates shea pages wWh
marked peretstenee Maay a time A.
King, veteran, wee hard pressed for
Ho Interested dsn. Chart Barrow,
ssaler Vlcs-Commaader In Chief of th
O. A. R.. together with oil other Im
portant kaada ef army deportments, un
til ke solicited action from them to
letters came pouring into the Govern
ment from supsrlntsndsnts of schools
end patriotic bodies of all dsscriptisns.
Aleo continued rase rations from ths O.
A. R. snd individual soldier and ssllora
throughout th country, representing
The Final Triumph.
Maurice Simmons, Department Com
mander of Uolted ktatsa Spanish War
Vstsrsns, told Mr. kwir h wss using
"every ounce" of energy to support ths
Poroeverlng undertaking. Petitions, he
statsd, were being forwarded to Con
grsss from evsry eoeUes f th country.
Jrrom hi hssdii Iters these had el
rmdy bsen sent to ovsry mstntoer of
the Congressional d.'.egatiun of tut
State of Xew York, and parallel raa
olutlone wwuk be transmitted by sll
the sspsrats camps to Uislr local Con
liy HVhniarv. It0, public eentlment
assumed the form or mam meetings In
Csrnegle Hall. New Yorh, which were
presided over by Josspii II i 'hosts, and
A. King on ths platform. The on
mittss had agreed that thla latter
honor wss due to King.
And final! v. In May, l!0, when ths
bill was passed. President Tuft cent
the pen which signed the measure to
Hulssr. who tmmedlstsly telegraphed lo
A. Kin, that the bettU, was ovsr, snd
lo withdraw hi. forr.a.
ill h!a llttl. home In Kearny 1. th.
entire record of thla work of an ob-s'-urs
cltlsen, th. work of years. Yuu
can find triers every scrap, which em
bodies thousands of clippings end letters
And has this obscurs cltlisn stoppsd
action In his purpose Of pn ' riot srn ?
No. He has forgottsn ths Mslns strug
gle. sine lt has csassd to bs ons, and
Is now assisting In ths conducting of a
campaign for incorporating ths ideals
or Abraham Lincoln la ths public
schools throughout the country by pre
senting tablets of th Clttyburg ad
dress or that martyred President
One already presented to Msln. brats
Alfred Ktng sad 'at l'"m M; i
( "Suieajf k Utk Matae RaalDHw It'. Vo. .
rsb. mi., ion
rradsrartsbing to apiaiaitit.
lie does not cars to shins In ths lime
light Hut this man provsd ths raqf
that ths spirit ef oae ef the people when
man I fee led stroooTly enough reaches out
to aa ukboUsvghto aslant.
A. it poet,
By C. M. Payne fi
t a ntowe
The Silent Bullet
An Absolutely NEW Type of DeteeUstery
By Arthar B. RecTe
towsebka. uos. w taass. Mast k 0.) saerked wokked sa JowgjS.
sasa w e osaai
Thsy doat ooaallr kM
any cos, do taorr sskod
ply to tost my asjwatstaaee wttk ssok
odmMled. -Thsy dmtrey mere
any one this timet Thle must have
been a thorwsghty iverluoais keask, C
oheajld lodge hg the look of thlago.-
. ye ewwwy eossjo so lb TB bank
herWt amw m,- lk, - - - - i -
kasgt went thl gao-stos ani-dynmsrHe
thing. CVarmJ coHoe tsjd konpro foe amak
had aaSnws eaaa mimm .k.
bonk was hurt, tout hot badly. Now
same, it down to headquarters if
you want t eked oot say Basra, ToWS
flnd it primed oa the tdak skss Ike
'squsl toeek'-by thle time. Qalaot the
i ulee for me to tela." ho added with a
good-natured grin, ths to th crowd:
O'wan. now. You're bloebtn' tftli
I turned lo Craig and faabyl. Their
eyes wore riveted on the Mar aaSt ales
"rossn, arm ail
C1RO Dl CRAM A 00,
Now York, flaws. Naptoa,
This I to reminder a that Oeo
nare and hie fstber-io-low will net fer-
"Y," odssd Cs-alg. palling us away,
"and Ossars himself 1 wounded, lee.,
Perhaps that ws for putting up the
notice refusing to Say. Psrtoaps not.
It's queer case they usually oet tho
bomb off at night when n one I
aronwd. There saoot toe mere keek or
this than merely to scare Genoese It
looks to mo I If ihy war after Oaaare,
too. wret toy gslssa. thoa ky dynamite
We shouldered our way out throagh
Ike crowd and went on until we came
to Mulberry street, pulsing frith Ufa
Down w. went peat the little shops,
dodging the children end making way
for women with huge bundle of sweat
shop clothing accurately balanced oo
their heeds or huggad up under their
rapacious napes. Here waa yeet oae lit
tle colony of the hundreds of thou sand
of Italians a population larger
the Italian populat'en of Rome ef
whoes life the root of New York knew
end rare nothing.
At Mat we came to Athens' llttl
win shop, a dark. avtl. malodorous
plara nn the street level of a flve-etory.
alleged "new lew" tenement. Without
oeotiatlon Kennedy entered and wo fol
lowed, acting Ike part of a slumming
party. Thsrs Wsrs a fsw rustomsrs at
this early hoar, men out of employ
ment end on Inoffensive looking lot,
though ot rourse thsy eyed us sharply.
Alhann proved himself to bs a grsasy,
low-browed fellow who had a sort sf
cunning look. I could wsll Imaslns
aucii a fellow spreading terror in the
heartc of simple, folk by msrely press
ing both temples with his thumbs and
drawing hla long bnnv rorellrtger under
hie throat the so-rsllsd Black Jlmd
sign '!'' hss shut up many a wHnsss
In the middle of Ills teatlmony svsn In
Wa pualied through to tha lnw-cell-Inged
hack room, which waa empty, and
set down st s tatole. Over a bottle of
Aluano'a famous California "red Ink"
we eet sllsntly Kennedy wss making
a mental note ot Iks place In the
middle of tho celling waa a single gas
burner with e big reflector over It. In
the back wall ef th room was a horl
sontal oblong window, barred, and with
a aesh thsi opened like s transom. Ths
tsrblss were dirty and tha chslrs rlrksty.
Ths walla were bare and unflntahed,
with beanie Innocent of decoration Al
tog.tn.r it woe e. unprepo..eeiag a
place as I had ever sssn.
Apparently satisfied with his scrutiny,
Kennedy get up to go. complimenting
the preps later en hie wine. I eouM see
that Kennedy hsd made up his mind
a te hie course of action.
'How eordld crime really Is," hs re-
A Widow and a
EVBR hear of the Violet Widow?
She was mixed up la iha fames
oase ef ths bJUon-dollar robbery
hare to Mow York.
The toWon dollar iwkkdrr sad th
wHw gjm ositoat reals! so Is
m asm sssjranrw i - i e atm us -Any
aa that I ww to so," he oaks. "I.
to pat to a mfle matrwmont here ssi
H to asgtit tor a tow a In to
wik bs a rtok pee. Tu
wo wont an'
at thoa ap throagh im
tllatod kafl 1
Tetoohen. iimsasy,- said Cr".
duftty. 'Ttsrsg agfialsrlau frir
f th kiosi to otrlag wire eeroy
le polled aa oM totter out of r
assist, hut as it waa too dark lo re. id
even if the wosnaa had oared to do a
we wesd en up as he had sjmiikss, un
ShMkStoS. At last wa cam to tk ro-
where there were sssw ehiMrau st pin
a counts of heueee SOWS from so.
XsnnodT toeerss by Iripstok tar
strands of wire down to Ska grout.
in th back yard hehlad Tliiisaey s
Shop. Thoa he ersssstod t lay , :t
srirss along the edge ef tk roof.
W had worked only a little whlir
when the children began to oaMre.
However. Kennedy head right an anl.'
we reached the tenement a est to that
la which Afbeno'a shop was.
"Walter." he whispered, "lost sat the
children away tor a mlooto now.
"Look hers, you kids," I yaltos. "asm
f you will fall off If you sat ss elect
to Ike ease of tk roof. Keep beak."
It had no affect Apparently tbe
looked set a Mt fright eaed at th dtost
sssso of clotheslines below as.
"Say. i there a candy store oa flhh
I eakod la
Too, sir." came tka
"Who'll go down and get m a hott
er ginger alar I oakod.
A eheru of voices and gilt tort n
sys wss ths ens war. They oil would
I took a half dollar from say peofcet
ssd gave it to tho eldest.
"All right sow,
divide th change."
huetle along am.
With the scamper of many fast thai
war gone ssd we were) alone Ken
nedy had now reached Albano'a. and '.
soon oo the toot head hat disappear
below tho ecu i tie of the roof to) drepp
two long strands dowa lata the ka
raid, ae ho had doae at Vlaoenae'a
I started to go toeck.
"Oh. that will asvsr da," ho said
"The kkte will ss thst the wtrae nd
her. I must carry them oa sorer I
houeea farther aa a blind and trust to
luck that thsy dea't sse the wires lead
ing dowa below."
We were several house down, gut1
putting up wires, when the crowd room
shouting hack, sticky with ekoap tojewt
mads candy and Mack with east k
chocolate. We opened the stumer a
and reread oureelvoo to drink It oo ik
to excite no suspicion, thoa a tow mts
utea later demanded the stair tl tit
tenement, coming eut Just above AV
I wss wondsrlng how Kennedy was
going to get Into Albano'a again with,
out exciting suspicion. He eelved It
"Now. Walter, do you think you could
stsnd another dip Into thst red Ink ef
I ssld I might In ths Interacts v
science and Justice not other las.
"Well, your face la sufficiently dirty,
he commsntod. "so that with Iha over
all you don't look very much aajm-i
did th first time you wont la. I mm
think they will recognise you. Do I
look pretty good?"
coal-heaver out of l
Job " I cold.
"All right. Than tahe tola lit tie gkaet
bottle. Oo Isle th bask room and ot.
der something cheap. keeping frit)
year loose. Then when you are all le
break the bottle. It le fall of fas dkL
singe. Yeor noes will dictate wtiSftc
do nest. Just tsil th proprietor you
saw the gas company's wagon oa tk
nest Mock end com up
(To Be Continued!
John A. Memso's groet Now
'THM MAM WITH A 1
"TSeM mum wren A
ne eee will ewer hatow SSaPBt B."
VantkakaBaamssm fMS Sn naTsBBBBBBma aankarnVtsamkBaL gjlsgt
?feUl Tlralfcl et5t OS"
km to R oseept sororaT sens of "t '
PMhMi"sTgs'ii aad eaaale "
goto of oTd"i la a esemeot Ksw,
aasr had dasd ivmks and we
kM pakUabosagto sssg wBm
It m Ttke amMofstsry mm tmWM
rhjbt to mm MuBttor .y.:..jM