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rilAPTWl I -To tha Kentucky wIMar.
naaa nutimal rontmah.lril hy Jarittna Han
data, in Hi tima Imtm-tlialaly pmrl ni
th lt-voliiti.n, roniaa a whlta 007 ftua
Ing from triha of Hr.aarn.-a by whom
ha h. I -rn atura.l anil a.l pt.i a
on of tha chi-(, Kaliloo II i given
h'lirr ami aitia la Hi tavnraiil atten
tlun of I'ava landed, Iralar anient
CltAPTKR II -Th boy warna Ma naw
frlHh1a nf the rotning of a rtiiawnaa war
party The fnrl la itlirknl. ami only
aval hy iha iimaly apii-aran.a or a
party of Virginian Tha laadar of thea
la fatally auunrlrd. but In hia dying mo
mania racugmira Iha fugltlva youlh aa
fHAPTKIl III At Rail Oak, planta
tion on tha Jama rlvar. Virginia, C'olonal
Imlaa noma, tha hoy appaara with
maaaaga for iha .a.loi.at. who aftar raad
Ing it imriHlurra tha tx-arar to hia dangh
lar Harlwta aa liar tuuain. Kraklna lala
riUPTF.K IV-Kraklna maata two
othar rnuains. Harry lla and Hugh
CIUPTKB V-Dualln raplara on a
wall at lt- Oaka attract Krakine'a at
t ant inn lla takaa Ma Mr at ranring laaann.
from Hugh Iwva Tandall. at Wllliama
burg on buatnraa. vlaita Kad Oaka
fllAPTKR VI -At tha roiinty fair at
Williamahurg Krakina maais youth,
liana tlray, and thara at onra arlaaa a
diatmi't antagonism hatwaan tham. Urar.
In lim.ir, Inaulta Krakina. and Iha laltar.
rnr Uia rrx.tri.-nl all Indian, drawa hia
knlfa Tandall diaarma him Aahamad
of hia conduit in tha affair with Oray.
Brakino laavaa Rt oaka that night, to
roturn to tha wildarnaaa Tandall. with
Harry and Hugh, who hava baan par
mittad to vlait tha Kandara fort, ovartaka
him At tho plantation tha buy had laft
a) not In whirh ha gavo tha property,
wh. h la hia aa tha an of Colonal Uala
Mar brothar. to Barbara.
CHAPTKR VII. -Th party la mat by
thraa Hl awnaaa. wha bring nawa to Kr
akina (whoaa Indian nana la White Ar
row that hia foatar father. K ah too. la
dying and daalraa him to coma to tha
triho and ba-m Ita chlof Aftar briaf
vlait to tha fort Eraklna goaa to tha trlna
Ho And thara a whlta woman and har
halftiraad daughtar. Parly Morn, and aavaa
tha woman from death. Ha talla Kahtno
ho la with tha Amarioano agaJnat tha
Brit I ah An anamy, I. 'rook ad lightning,
CHAPTER VIII -Kahtooaanda Er.ktna
to a coum II whara llrltlah anvoys maat
Indian rhiafa Iana tlray la thara. and
tha hlttar fraling la Intanalflad I'rookad
lightning dannunraa Krakina aa a traitor
and fnand of tha Amarirana Tha youth
aa-apaa daath by flight.
CHAPTER IX -R-achlng hia tnba. Kr
akina f)n1a hia anamlaa hava tha uppar
hand lla la hold aa a pnaonar. wailing
only for iha arrival of (Took ad light
ning to ha burnad at tha ataka Karly
Morn ralaaaaa him and ha raa haa Jaroma
Handara' fort aafaly
rHAJTKIt X -Tha Ravolutlun apraada.
Oor- llogara flark vlaita tha fort.
Krakina rvaolvaa to join t'lark'a axpadl
tlon to tlia Northwaal At IU.I Oaka li
flnda lana oray apparantly on mora than
friandly tcrnta with Itaruara.
I'HAITKR XI-Kraklna and Oray an
ga In a dual with rapiara. though ttia
formar knowa nothing of fanrlng. Tha
fight la atuppad by Colnnal tHtla.
"I 'iiliiiicl I lull-, ymir nt'itlifw uriwsly
In hi 1 1 r 1 mi, nti'l ymir ilntikiliiiT rIihwim)
nip Hit lir. I tmiili no il'-tVnm- to
liltti nor lo ln r. Imt 1 will in you. I
mrrvly ri' imNm h IuiI I titnl Imi ti tM
ml I li.'lii'ti'il It Inn-. Now Hint I
limir ll la not truo. I Hk'rtf with you,
air. mill I inn willing to fXriiM my
ri"k'ri'tM ntnl ii.o"k'ii' "
"Tlnif li loit. r." audi rnlonol I )!
timrtily, iirnl Iih tnrni'il to Kinkliu, but
Krxklnf w;ii ir.ltiir holly:
"Anil I r.ri- ni'lihiT."
"Wry i-ll." mii-iTimI lln'y mlilly.
"Vrhni f limy inii-t wtwn your n-l-
tiviM mi' iml i-fwnt In lirotm-t yoil."
"rnch1 ll:irry -" Kraklni' liiiiloni.
hill iJrry vu fiiriiliii; towiiril Mi hors.
".ft.-r nil. fololi.-l I mlf In rklit."
"Vi't." ii!ii'nti-i Kmkiin lu'li'li'wdy.
ml then- "it I in.Hililt Hint we ahull
nut iiIuuvn he (III till HHIIII Hiilf."
"So I tlioticlil," ri'liirniHl lin-y wtlh
lift.-. I cyi-hrowa, " Inn 1 hi'tinl what I
illil ulioiit you:" lii.th ll.irry uml
1 1 iuh IiikI to niti'h Krsklno hy nn iinn
tlirn, Hn. Ihry Iim him atruKKllnic
HWiiy. tiny tnoiinii'tl IiIh lioraf, llflil
hi hut. ii nd wh goiin. Colom-I 1 ult
plrkHil ii i the RWonlH.
".Now," h- wilil. 'VnouKh of al
thla- let It he firiMteii.M
Anil he liiui;he..
"You'll liHve to ronfena, Eriiklne
h linn a quick tonirue ami you miiMt
think only of hia teniilHtlon to ue It."
Kmklne illil not nnxwer.
Am I hey roile hurk I'nlonel Ihil
aioke of the war. It wim ahout to
niove Into Virginia, he galil, and when
It ill.l Hot h Hurry ami HiikIi Inter
ruitiil him with a uluil Mliout:
"V run bo! Colonel 1 title noililed
Huihli-nly all pulled their home In
atiuultHiieoiiHly agil ralei their vyea,
for all ht'Hrd the coming of a home In
dead run. Around a thicket ed rurva
of tho Mud cMtiitt Kurhara, with her
far white and her hulr atreamlng be
hind her. She pulled her pony In but
few feet In front of them, with her
burning eye on Kmklne alone.
"Have you killed him hava you
killed hlmT If you hava" 8h
topped hclilt', and all were au
mazed that none could answer. Kra
kina Bhook hia head. Ther wag a
flawh of relief In thv gin whlta far.
Ita r kli'Hknek xava way to audilen
liHine. and, without word, aha
1ui-li'il Hti' wita, away if a In Harry
flylhif after her. Vo one poke. folonel
lnle hHiked aghnat anil Krnklne'a
heart aniiln turned alck.
The un waa rloae to the uneven
awoep of the wlhlernea. Throtiifh Ita
alnntlnif ray the river poured Ilka
IIimmI of gold. The negroe were on
the way "liming from the field. Crlea.
rliHtflng. and the tnuaical clanking of
trace-chalna rame from the barnyard.
Hungry rattle were mooing and full
tnhlered mother were mooing answer
to bawling ralve. A pea rock acreametl
from a illatnt tree and aalletl forth,
ftill apreatl a great gleaming winged
Jewel of tha air. In rrlae the nervea
tliiliten like violin atrlng. the memiH-y-plate
turn abnormally aensltlvo and
Rmklne wa not to forget that hour.
The house wa atltl and not a aoul
wa In night " the three, (till allent,
walked up the great path. When they
were near the portico Harry raina out
He haiketl worried and anilotl.
"Where'a HartiaraT" asked her
"IM-ked In her room."
"I.et her alone," aald Colonel Pale
gently. I.Ike brother and cousin. Har
ry and Hugh were merely Irritated by
the late revelation, hut the father wa
shocked that hi rhlld wa no longer
a rhlld. Kmklne remembered the flrl
a she waited for nrey'a coming at the
sundial, her fare a, aha walked with
him up the path. For a moment the
two hoy atood In moody alienee.
Harry took the rapier In and put
them In their place on the wall. Hugh
qufMly ttUappeared. Rraklne, with a
word of apology, went to hi room,
and Colonel Dale sat down on the
I porch alone.
A the ilusk gatheretl, Krsklne. look
ing . gloomily through hi window,
saw the girl flutter like a white moth
past the box hedge and down the
path. A moment later he aaw tha tall
form of folonel Pale follow her and
both- paed from alght. On the thick
turf the colonel' feet too were noise
less, and when Barbara tnpped at
the aiinillal he too paused. She wa
unhappy, and the colonel's heart ached
aorely. fur any unhapplness of her al
ways trebled hi own.
i.lttle girl !" he called, and no
lover's voice could have been more
gentle. "Come here!"
She tnrned and saw him. with arm
outstretched, the low moon lighting
all (he tenderness In his fine old fare,
mill she flew to hint and fell to weep
ing on hi breast. In wUe silence
be strokeil her hair until xlie grew a
'"Wlnit'a the matter, little duueh
ter?" "I I don't know."
"I unilcritund. You were quite
rlirlit to ueiid him away, hut you did
not unlit him harmed."
"I -I didn't want anybody harmed."
"I It. low. It's too ha. I. hut nnna
of us s.i-111 quite to truttt him."
'Tliiit's It," she Milihed; "I .don't,
either, uml yet"
"I know. I know. My little girl
must he wise im.l brave, and miiyliM
it will nil puss imd she will he glad.
Hut she must he brave. Mother is not
well mid she must not he made un
happy tin. She must not know. Can't
my little tlrl come hack to the house
now? She must be hostess ami this I
Krsklne's lust nllit." She looked up,
hriisl.lrx away her teura.
"Ills In iiiKhtr Ah, wise old
Yes he l'oos tomorrow to Join Cup
tain Clark at Williamsburg on hia
foolish cmiipnlmi In the Northwest.
We nilnht never see him agol'i-"
"Oh. fn! her!"
"Well, It Isn't that hid, but my lit
girl must be very nh to him. He
aeeniN to he very unhappy, too."
Hurlmrii looked thoughtful, hut
there wa no pretenae of not under
standing. "I'm sorry," she said. She took
her father a arm. ami when they
renchi'd the atep Krsklne saw her
Miiiiiinir Ami tunllliiif. alniOHt gay.
'she wa at supper, alttlng with ex
quisite dignity In tier mother a place.
Of Krsklne. who sut at her rltfht. he
asked many quest ions about the com
ing campaign- Captain Clark had said
he would go with H hundred men If
he could iret no more. The rallying
point would ln the fort In Kentucky
where he had first come back to hi
own people, and Pave Yandell would
be captain of a company. He himself
wa going a guide, though he hoied
to act a soldier a well. I'erhHp
they n.lnht bring back the Halr
Ituyer, tieueral Hamilton, a prisoner
to Williamsburg, and then he would
Join Harry and Hugh In the militia
rf the war came south and Virginia
were Invaded, aa aome prophesied, hy
Tarletou'a While Itnngera. who had
been ravaging the Carolina. After
aupiier the little lady effused herself
with a mlllngcoorteKy XH g'Utl 1"T
number, an.l Krsklne found himself
In the moonlight on the hlg portico
with Colonel pule alone.
"Krsklne," he aald. "yott make It
very difficult for me to keep your
secret. Hugh abnie seeing to suspect
he must have got the Idea from
flrey, hut I hava warned him to aay
nothing. The other seem not to hav
thought of the matter at all. It wa
a boyish Impulse nf generosity which
yo may regret "
"Never," Interrupted the boy. "I
have no use lea than ever now."
"Nevertheless," the colonel went on,
"I regard myself a merely your
steward, and I must tell you one thing.
Mr. Jefferson, a you know, I alway
at open war with people like us. HI
hand la against roach and four, sliver
plate, and aristocrat. He I lighting
now against the law that give prop
erty to the eldest son, and he will paa
the hill. Hia argument I rather amus
ing. He say If you will show him that
the eldest son eat more, wear more,
and doe more work than hi brother,
he will grant that that on la en
titled to more. He want to blot out
all distinction nf class. He can't
do that, hut he will pas thla hill."
"1 hope he will," muttered Krsklne.
"llarhara would not accept your
aacrlflcc nor would any of ua, and It
I only fair that I should warn you
that some day, If you should changa
your mind, and I were no longer liv
ing, you might be too lata."
"Fleasa don't. Uncle Harry, ft la
done done. Of course. It wasn't fair
for me to consider Barbara alone, but
aha will ha fair and you understand.
I wish you would regard the whole
matter a though I didn't exist."
"I ran't do that, my boy. I am your
steward and when you want anything
you hava only to let ma know!"
Eraklne ahook hia hgjnd.
"I don't want anything I need ery
little, and when I'm In tha woods,
"I'd Like to Go to Learn to Fence."
I expect to be moat of the time, I need
nothing at all." Colonel Pale rose.
"I wish you would go to college at
Williamsburg for a year or two to
better fit yourself In cane "
"IM like to go to leurn to fence."
smiled the hoy, and the colonel smiled
"You'll certainly need to know that.
If you nre going to he as reckless aa
you were todny." Krsklne eyea
"l iiile Harry, you may think me
foolish, hut I don't like or trust (irey.
Whal was he doing with those British
trader out In the Northwest? he
was n.if buying file. If absurd. Wliy
was he bund In glove with Lord Pun
more?" "Lord Ininnmre had a daughter."
was the dry reply, and Krsklne flung
out a gesture that made word un
necessary. Colonel Pule missed the
porch und put his hand on the lud
"Krsklne," he aald, "don't worry
and don't give up hope. Be patient,
wait, rome hack to ua. On to William
and Mary. Kit yourself to he one of
us In all way. Then everything may
yet come out In the only way that
would be fitting and right." The boy
blushed, and the colonel went on
earnest I v :
"l can think of nothing In the world
that would make me quite o happy "
"If no use," the boy said trembling
ly, "but I'll never forget what you
have Just aald as long aa I live, and,
no matter what become of me, I'll
love Barbara aa long a I live. But.
even If thing were otherwlae. I'd
never risk making her unhappy even
hy trying. I'm not fit for her nor
for thla life. I can't get over my life In
the wood ami among the Indian.
I can't explain, but I get choked
and I can't breathe uch a longing
for the wood cornea over me
and I can'f help me. I must and
nnflilng can hold me."
"Your father wa that way," aald
Colonel Pule Badly. "You may get
over It, but he never did. And It must
be harder for you because of your
early association. I Jo. id night, and
tlod bles you." And the kindly gentle
man wa gone.
Kmklne aat where he wa. The
house waa atlll and there were no
noise from the horse and cattle In
the bam none from roosting peacock,
turkey, and hen. Kroin the faraway
quartern mine fa.ntly the merry mel
low uotea of fiddle, and farther atill
the aoug of aome courting negro return
ing home. A drowsy bird twittered In an
ancient elm t the corner of the house.
Xtei. flower drooped In rhe moonlight
which hnfhed the great parn, rwreamert
arm (Tie great river, and on up to It .
I - . I. . M .11.1. a.kar. 1
IHI.ir. III III,- a i - n i j.-.iow i..
Ing In majestic serenity high In the
cloudless sky. And that path, those
flower, that honse. the barn, the cat
tle, sheep, anil hogs, those graln-fleld
and grassy aies. even those singing
black folk, w ere all -all hi If he hut
an Id the word. The thought wa no i
temptation It wa a mighty wonder
tht such a thing could be. And that
wa all It wa a wonder to hltn. hut
to them It wa the world. Without
It all. what would they do? I'erhap
Mr. Jefferson might anon solve the
problem for him. Perhaps he might
not return from that wild campaign
gainst the Rrltlsh and the Indiana
he might get killed. And then
thought gripped him and held him
fast he need not come hack. That
mighty wilderness beyond the moun
tains wa hi real home out there
wa hi real life. He need not come
hack, and they would never know.
Then rame a thought that almost
made him groan. There wa a light
step In the hall, and Barbara rame
wlftly nut and dropped on the top
moat step with her chin In both hand.
Almost at once she seemed to feel hi
presence, for ahe turned her head
"Krsklne!" Aa quickly he rose, em
harassed beyond speech.
"Come here I Why, you look guilty
what have you been thinking?" He
wa startled by her Intuition, but he
recovered himself swiftly.
"I suppose I will alway feel guilty
If I have made you unhappy."
"You haven't made me unhappy. I
don't know what you have made me.
You ssw how I felt If you had killed
him, but you dont know how I would
have felt If he had killed you. I
She began patting her hand gently
nd helplessly together, and again ahe
dropped her chin Into them with her
eye lifted to the moon.
"I shall be very unhsppy when yon
are gone. I wish you were not going,
but I know that you are you can't
help It." Again he was startled.
"Whenever you look at that moon
ever In that dark wilderness, I wish
you would ptease think of your little
consln will you?" She turned eagerly
nd he was too moved to speak he
only bowed his head as for a prayer
"You doq't know how often our
thoughts wUl cross, and that will be
great comfort to me. Sometimes I
am afraid. There la wild strain on
my mother's side, and It Is In me.
Papa knows It and he Is wise so
wise I am afraid I may sometimes do
something very foolish, and It wont
ho me at all. It will be somebody
that died long ago." She put both
her handa over born his and held
"I want yon to make me promise."
"Anything," ssld the boy huskily.
"I want you to promise me that, no
matter when, no matter where you
re. If I need yon and lend for you
fan will come." And Indian-like he
put his forehead on both her little
"Thank you. I must go now." Be
wildered and dazed, the hoy rose and
awkwardly put out hia hand.
"Kiss me good-by." She put her
arm about hi neck, and for the first
time In his life the boy's Hp met
woman's For a moment she put her
face agHlnst his snd st his ear wa
"Good-by. Kmklne!" And she was
gone swiftly leaving the boy In a
dizzy world of falling star through
which white light leaped to heights
his soul had never dreamed.
(To bo continued)
Oh! You Womanl
II.. That Hpurrow you're wearing
on your new hat U certainly nflT to
! my taste. y
I She I know It. According to your
! taste It should have been a goose with
Would Sail the Beam of Hia Eye.
"Blank' Is mi meiiii he'd dispone of
hi family tree for firewood."
"Mean! Why that fellow would
i churn the milk of human kindness and
sell It for butter."
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pronunci it: and poor choice of
word. Kujw th: meaning of pawling
wr term Incivnsa your eflicicncy,
which rcu'-U ia power and success.
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answerer, in:ulu tu meet your
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hundreds uf thousands of uo
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CHS WORST OF IT
HI IS BCARINO MORE THAN HI!
HARE OF THE BUROEN OF
AFTER WAR DEFLATION.
WALLACE PRESENTS FIGURES
Margin Between Price Agriculturiet
Rtceiva for Product and Price
Conaumer Pay Haa Increased
Greatly During Laat Eight Yeara.
By JAMES P. H0RNA0AY
Washington. The aecretury nf ag
riculture, Henry C. Wallace, haa re
cently been making a atudy uf the
margin between the price the fMrinera
receive for their product and the
price the consumers pay for those
products. The margin haa greatly In
creased during the lust eight year.
The aecretury finds that "a good deal
nf thla Increase 1 due to the increase
In the wage paid the people who han
dle the product. "
"What the figure ahow I that the
wagea of the farmer, aa represented
by the price paid for hi cropa, are
lower than hia wage were before the
war, measured In purchasing power,
while the wage of the workman, and
especially In organized Industrie, are
considerably higher than they were be
fore the war, whether measured In
dollar and cent or In purchasing
power," aay the aecretary. "The pur
chaaing power of the wagea of the
railway employee In 1021 waa M per
cent greater than In 1913. The pur
chasing Kiwer nf the wage of the
coal miner In lWil wa 30 per cent
greater than In 1913. The purchas
ing power of the farm hand who
work for wage In 1921 waa 4 per
cent le than In 1913. while the pur
chasing power of the farmer himself
was, nn the average, from 25 to 45 per
cent leaa than In 1913.
In ahort, the farmer of the coun
try, numbering almost one-third of
our entire population, have borne alto
gether the heaviest burden of defla
tlon. They have endeavored to get
relief by all lawful mean. They have
appealed to the administration, to con
gress, and to every other agency which
they thought might be able to help
them, but while making these effort
to avoid their heavy loasea they hare
'Set a Good Example
They have not created disorder.
They have kept on producing, and In
the fHce of extraordinary low price
have thla year grown one of the
largest crops In our entire history.
The farmer believes In law and order.
He belkeve In "government. lie be
lieve In falrneaa between man and
man. He believe In working bard
and producing efficiently.
"If other group would do a the
farmer has dune," aald the secretary,
"our economic trouble would aoon be
over. Trices would aoon be adjusted
to their normal relationships. There
would be work for everybody and at
Just wages. Hut there are too many
lieople who deem to be thinking only
of tlieinsclves und how they can protlt
ut the expense of the community at
large, und especially at the expense of
the farmer. The fanner Is alck and
tired of this sort of business. He Is
disgusted with these recurring dis
pute between cupltul and labor, espe
cially as connected with the essentlul
Industries. He sees no reuson why
such dispute cannot and should not
he settled In un orderly und lawful
way, und without the interruptions of
service, which cost him o tleurly.
"If the vurioiiH groups in this coun
try are determined to prey upon one
another und ulmndon law and order
for strong-arm methods, the farmer
can take care of himself. He tun
reduce hi production to Ills own
needs. He can follow the example of
some other and refuse to sell what he
produce. Hut he does not believe In
thut wort of thing. He know that
such a Hilicy would bring about In
this greut republic exactly that mime
sort of conditions that exist In Itus
nla. The farmer culls upon cupltul
and labor to cease their -tty bicker
ings nnd resume production, trusting
to American Institutions urd the Amer
ican sense of fair pluy to see thut Jus
tice la done to both of them."
Look at The Figure.
Secretary Wulluce ha compiled
some -statistic on the subject that are
interesting. Tuke the average wage
received by Ue miner fur mining
a ton of coul. In 11)13 this wuge er
ton would buy 1.1 bushel of corn In
Iowa ; In W It would buy 2.5 bushels
of corn in Iowa. In the ton wuge
would buy .7 of a bushel of wheut In
North lhikota; In 1921, .5 of a bushel.
In 1913 it w ould buy 4.T pounils of cot
ton In Texas; In 1921, N.n pounds. In
1913. T pound of hog In Nebraska;
In 1921, 1-t Hiiinds. In 1913, .8 of
bushel of potatoes in New York; In
1921, 1.2 bushels. In 1913, 11 pound
of aheep In Wyoming; In 1921, 18
pounds. In 1913. 1.0 bushels of oats
In Illinois; In 1921. 2.1 bushels. In
1913. 2.4 pounds of butter in Missouri ;
In 1921. 3.2 pounds,
Taking the average yeurly earning
of railroad employees, we rind, thut In
1913 the yearly wage would buy 1,492
bushels of corn in Iowa, and lo 1921,
4,112 bushel. H would buy 1,028
bushels of wheat In North lukota In
! 1913; In 1921, 1.4DU bushels. In 1913
i It would buy .44i pounds of cotton
la Tvsa ; snd in 1920, 13.934 pounds.
A good iniiiiy permm eem to
be concerned over the possibility
of the United Htate' returning
the alien property In it custody with
out waiting for Oerntiiny to settle the
bill which the t'nited States haa
against her on account of the war.
Now that the house of representatives
Is once more In session the question
to how the alien property la to be)
returned will probably receive early
Just before the house ttok a recess
Representative Wlnslow nf Massachu
setts, chairman of the house commit
tee on Interstate and foreign com
merce, at the request of Thomas W.
Miller, alien property custodian. Intro
duced a hill which provides for the
return to the former owners of every
trust not exceeding In yalue In any
ruse the sum of fUMXK). Should this
bill pass all the smaller owners of
alien property would receive their
proierfy back In full Immediately. Of
the 32.INIO active trusts now adminis
tered by the alien property custodian
about iw per cent are of the valus of
$1i).om) and nnder.
Much npiMisitlon to the administra
tion's plan for dealing with the alien
protierty In the custody of the govern
ment and with the claims which Ameri
cans have against Oermany has devel
oped both In congress and out of the
legislative body. The protests that
are coming In are based on the as
sumption that this government may
return the property which It took from
Herman during the war before It ob
tain any assurance that the claims
of Americans against Germsny wllrbs
More Than a Billion Involved.
The total amount of money Involved
In the controversy which Is looming
up I more than II.OOOIOOO.OOO. Th
alien property custodian holds prop
erty which this government took from
r.erman national not resident In th
t'nited States aggregating a little over
$400,000,000. The total amount of that
American clalma against Germany Is
slightly In excess of $415,000,000. and
then there la thla government's bill
against Germany on account of th
troops that have been stationed on the
Rhine since the armistice was signed,
which now amounts to about $200,000,-
The government has divorced the
disposition of the enemy property held
by the alien property custodian and
the settlement of claims of American
citizen against Germany. To lasn
that baa been raised Is whether thlfl
separation should have been madtv
Relatives and friends of persona who
lost their lives when the Lusltanls,
was sunk are particularly active In
the campaign that has been started In
favor of this government's retaining
In Its possession the property whlctjU
f ook from German nationals untU tnl
Lusltanla clalma are settled, at least
The mixed commission on which ths
Cnlted States and the German govern,
ment have Just agreed a commission
composed of one American and on
German and with an American as um
pire is not to have anything at sll
to do with the disposition of th
enemy property held by this govern
ment. There Is what may be called
aide quarrel going on over the ques
tion a to whether the executive de
partment flaunted the senate by creat
ing thla commission without asking
the consent of the congress, but It
seems likely that congress will not
make a great to-do over the action of
the secretary of state In Ignoring ths
senute reservation. The thing that
congress Is Interested In, and th
phase of the situation that evidently
Interests a large section of the public,
Is whether the government will let
loose of the German money It hold
before the American claims are sat
Think Germany Wont Object
The executive department has rea
son to believe, so it la said authorita
tively, t lint the (ierinnn government
will not object to the United States'
holding most of the ulien property un
til suitable provision bus been made
for the satisfaction of the clulmi
ugalnst Germany. The State depurt
ment, in co-opcrutlon with hie alien
property custodian. Is now working
on some such plan. Some of the largt
business interests in Germany whosg
property Is held here are, so It Is as
serted, willing that their property
shull remain In this country and la
the hands of the alien custodian so
long as It I being munaged to good
advantage. There Is on deposit in th
treasury more than a million dollar
In rush which this government took
from Germun nationals. Under th
bill which Representative Wlnslow hai
Introduced tlie ullen property custo
dian may deposit this money In banks,
the deposits to be Insured by Liberty
bonds as collateral. The administra
tion believes that thl money might
well be used temporarily to better th
economic relations between thl gov
ernment and Europe.
Not Spark of Sentiment
"I-t'a sit here on the shore and
listen to what the red sea waves ar
saying," pleaded the romantic young
"No, thank," replied the beach
beauty. "If that's the extent of your
conversational powers well hreese
along to the hotel." Htruiliighant Age
Th City Prilo).
A correspondent writes that as bs
wa hurrying toward the railroad
station a Hillce olllt-er noticed that he
bad a suspicious bulge In bis blp
pocket and held hliu up for carrying
a gun. "Hut. oincer," ha said. "I'm
on my way to New York."
"Oh." suld the officer, "that's dif
ferent. Tuke mine, too." Boston