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GREAT EIERNER SPEAKS OF
VILSOS PLANS b
IALLS IT A LONG STEP
Forced Consideration and Contempla- b
tion Before War is Declared, Mr.
Bryan Holds, Would Make War '
Well Nigh Impossible Among the
Nations of the Earth. e
William Jennings Bryan, speaking f
at a dinner given last Friday night in i
New York in honor of the foreign a
members of the international confer- e
ence. that is arranging the celebra- a
tion of 100 Years of peace among p
English apex lng peoples, declared 1:
that "the new peace plan offered by d
President Wilson to all nations is the C
latest and longest step towards peace. c
It contemplates time for investiga- 1,
tion and deliberation," he said, "and t
this makes the possibility of war re- a
8fr. Bryan's subject was "Progress o
Towards Peace". He said that the a
part of the United States in the cause
of peace of necessity would be large r
because "more than any other nation f
It has a tplulation which is attached b
by'blood to nearly all other nations." t
Peace for all time between the v
United States and Great Britain was C
the keynote of other addresses of the t
evening, delivered by Lord Weardale, I
chairman of the English delegation; s
Sir Edmund Walker of Canada, Sir r
*George Houstoun Reid of Australia S
and Judge George Gary of Delaware. a
More than 500 men and women, b
.most of them country-wide distinc- d
tion, were in attendance and unstint- e
ed. applause greeted all remarks that a
empbasized the cordial relations be- t
tween the two nations and the cause
of universal peace in general. I
The enthusiastic singing of "Amer- 0
ca" and "God Save the King" was r
one of the features Of the evening. a
Flags of Great Britain, the United
Slates, Canada, Australia and Bel-'
gium, where the Treaty of Ghent was s
signed in 1814, decorated the ban- 1
Joseph M. Choate, former ambas- b
sador to Great Britain, acted as toast- C
nater. At his left sat the new Brit- E
ish ambassador, Sir Arthur Cecil f
Springer-Rice, and on his right M. Da
-mna, the Brazilian am.bassador, e
dean of the diplomatic corps at Wash- t
ingten. Other members of the diplo- 1
matic corps, Ambassador Page, mem- I
bers of the foreign delegation, Unit
ed Sates senators, Judges from sev
eral states and the governors of two j
states were interspersed at the speak- r
' Mr.Bryanwas introduced after the I
banqueters-bad drunk a toast to the d
SKingof England and the president of c
the United iStates. The secretary of a
4&e have three great forces at
work .throughout the world, forces ~
that work constantly and Irresistibly,
and every oe of these forces makes '
for peace. I bring them before you
a growing Intelligence and increasing '
uniderstanding of the doctrine of a
brotherhood and a growing power of r
the people to control thier destInies ~
through the control of their govern- C
ment. This nation must be willing b
to extend its hand to all those who ~
come from any direction in the inter- ~
est of peace. No nation shall outstrip
us In Its advocacy of peace. d
aNo other nation Is better situated C
or better prepared to sot en example
In the Interest of peace than this and
I am glad-on this occasion to make C
reference to the act of our president
that embodies~ this thought In Ian
"Two weeks ago yesterday, at his
direction,- I summoned the represen
tatives of 36nations represented ata
Washington that I might for him
; simultaneously present through them
to their governments a proposition ini
*which the president expresses notg
only hIs willingness but his desire toe
entr nt agreement -with every oth-p
rnaongreat or small that sofar
as our nation and that contracting
;SnatIon Is concerned there will ,be no
war,,no declaration, no commenice
ment of hostilities until the questions ~
nI .dispute have been investligated by
an international tribunal and its re
port made known.
"Now I believe that the proposition
is a; long step In the direction of k
peace. It does nlot mean to take the
place of arbitration treaties; make al h
you can, submit to arbitration every ~
question which you can agree to sub
mit, but when you are through you.
w1D1 ind-at least we have found
thus far-that there are certain ques
tions that are excepted. And they b
are so important that they them
*selves 'become the cause of war.
"It Is the purpose of this plan to
close the gap and to leave no question y
-to become a cause of war. It Is the m
belief of the president that when t
treaties have been made between this1 w
nation and all other nations several
ly, by which there will be investiga- hi
tidons before hostilities begin, that
- war will become practically Impossi- a~
ble. The time that will be allowed 01
gives a chance for the separation of l
questions of fact from questions ofb
honor, and It gives a change also for tl
the operation of public opinion, which w
Is Increasing for peace-.r
"It is-the hope of those who be- te
lieve in the plan that when It Is H
adopted between this nation and oth- tt
er nations It will then be adopted by er
other nations between themselves un- m
til all natipus of the earth will be tb
knit togett.er by these agreements ti
and people will know war no more." ro
Whaley Declared Elected- hi
The State board of canvassers met si<
Thursday for the purpose of tabulat- as
*Ing and declaring the results of the be
election for Congress in the First hi
Congressional District. The board m
met and officially declared the elec
tion of Congressman Richard S- ea
Whaley. The certificate of election ce
was forwarded to Speaker Clark as gi
provided by law. th
Hail Stones As Big As Eggs it
Hall stones, somne of which were as in
large as hen's eggs, fell in the fie
Buckhead district and destroyed cot- Ai
ton and corn over hundreds of acres as
Saturday afternoon. Pigs and chick
ens were killed by'the fallng Ice. a
SIANDAL IN BOHEMLA
By Sir A. Conan Doyle.
To Sherlock Holmes she is always
le woman. I have seldom heard
im mention her under any other
ame. In his eyes she eclipses and
redominates the whole of her sex.
was not that he felt any emotion
kin to love for Irene Adler. All
motions, and that one particularly,
rere abhorrent to his cold, precise
ut admirably balanced mind. He
ras, I take it, the most perfect reas
ning and observing machine that the
rorld has seen; but as a lover, he
rould have played himself In a false
osition. He never spoke of the soft
r passions, save with a gibe and a
neer. They were admirable things
or the observer-excellent for draw
ig the veil from men's motives and
ctions. But for the trained reason
r to admit such intrusions into his
wn delicate and finely adjusted tem
erament was to introduce a distract
fg . actor which might throw a
oubt upon all his mental results.
rit in a sensitive instrument, or a
rack in one of his own high-power
mnses, would not be more disturbing
han a strong emotion in a nature
uch as his. And yet there was but
ne woman to him, and that woman
ras the late Irene Adler, of dubious
nd questionable memory.
I- had seen little of Holmes lately.
ly marriage had drifted us away
rom each other. My own complete
appiness, and the home-centered in
?rests which rise up around the man
rho first finds himself master of his
wn establishment, *ere sufficient
absorb all my attention; while
[omes, who loathed every form of
xciety with his whole Bohemian soul
emained in our lodgings in Baker
treet, buried among his old books,
d alternating from week to week
etween cocaine and ambition, the
rowsiness of the drug and the fierce
nergy of his own keen nature. He
as still, as ever, deeply attracted by
he study of crime, and occupied his
nmense faculties and extraordinary
owers of observation in following
ut those clews, and clearing up the
iysteries, which had been abandoned
s hopeless by the official police.
'rom time to time I heard some
ague account of his doings; of his
ummons tb Odessa in the case of the
'repoff murder, of his clearing up the
ingular tragedy of the Atkinson
rothers at Trincomalee, and finally
f the mission which he had accom
lished so delicately and successfully
r the reigning family of Holland.
beyond these signs of activity, how
ver, which I merely shared with all
he readers of the daily press, I knew
ttle of my former friend and com
One night-it was on the 20th of
[arch, 1888-I was returning from a
)urney to a patient (for I had now
eturned to civil practice), when my
ray led me through Baker Street.
a I passed the well-remembered
oor. which must always be asso
lated in my mind with my wooing,
nd with the dark incidents of the
tudy in Scarlet, I was seized 'with a
een desire to see Holmes again, and
, know how he was employing his
xtraordinary ,powers. His rooms
rere brilliantly lighted, and even as
looked up, I saw his tall, spare fig
re pass twice in a dark silhouette
gainst the .blind. He was pacing the
oom swiftly, eagerly, with his head
unk upon his chest, and his hands
Lasped behind him. To me, who
new his every mood and.. habit, his
tti'tude and manner told their own
tory. He was at work again. He
ad risen out of his drug-created
reams, and' was hot upon the scent
f some new ,problem. I rang the
el, and was shown up to the chain
er which had formerly been in part
f my own.
His manner was not effusive. .It
eldom was; -but he was glad, I
ink to see me. -With hardly a
ord spoken, but with a kindly eye,
* waved me to an armchair, threw
ross his case of cigars, and indicat
I a spirit case and a gasogene in
e corner. Then he stood before the
re, and looked me over in his sin
"Wedlock suits you," he remark
I. "I think, Watson, that you have
ut on seven and a half pounds since
"Seven." I answered.
"Indeed, I should :have thought a
ttle more. Just a trifle more, I
ncy, Watson. And in practice again,
observe. You did not tell me that
u intended to go into harness." .
"Then how do you know?"
"I see it, I deduce It. How do I
now that you have -been getting
urself very wet lately, and that you
ave a most clumsy and careless ser
"My dear Holmes," said I, "this
too much. You would certainly
ive been burned had you lived a
w centuries ago. It Is true that I
d a country walk on Thursday and
une home in a dreadful mess; .but
I have changed my clothes, I can't
iagine how you deduce It. As to
ary Jane, she is incorrigible, and
y wife has given her notice; but
tere again I fail to see how you
Drk it out."
He chuckled to himself and rubbed
s long nervous hands tagether.
"It is simplicity itself," said he;
ny eyes tell me that on the inside
your left shoe, .iust where the fire
ght strikes it, the leather is scored
six almost parallel cuts. Obviously
.ey have been caused by someone
bo has very carelessly scraped
und the edges of the sole in order
remove rusted mud from it.
ence you see, my double deduction
at you had ibeen out in vile weath
,and that you had a 'particularly
alignant 'boot-slicking specimen of
e London slavey. As to your prac
e, if a gentleman walks into my
oms, smelling of iodoforir., with a~
ack mark of nitrate of silver upon
s right finger, and a bulge on the
le of his tophat to show where he
s secreted his stethoscope, I must
dull indeed if I do not pronounce
in to be an active member of the
I coulil not help laughing at the
se with which he explained his pro
ss of deduction. "When I hear you
re your reason," I remarked, "the
ing always appears to me so ridicu
asly simple that I could esaily do
myself, though at each successive
stance of your reasoning I am baf
d, until you explain your process.
id yet, I believe that my eyes are
good as yours."
"Quite so," he .answered, lighting
cigarette, and throwing himself
but you do not observe. The distinc
tion is clear. For example, you have
frequently seen the steps which lead
up from the hall to this room."
"Well, some hundreds of times."
"Then how many are there?"
"How many? I don't know."
"Quite so! You have not observ
ed. And yet you have seen. That is
just my point. Now, I know there
are seventeen steps, because I have
both seen and observed. By the way,
since you are interested in these lit
tle problems, and since you are good
enough to chronicle one or two of my
trifling experiences, you may be in
terested in this." He threw over a
sheet of thick pink-tinted note-paper
which had been lying open upon the
table. "It came by the last post,"
said he. "Read it aloud."
The note was undated, and without
either signature or address.
"There will call upon you to-night,
at a quarter to eight o'clock," it
said, "a gentleman who desires to
consult you upon a matter of the very
deepest moment. Your recent ser
vices to one of the royal houses of
Europe have shown that you are one
who may safely be trusted with mat
ters which are of an importance which
can hardly be exaggerated. This ac
count of you we have from all quar
ters received. Be in your chamber,
then, at that hour, and do not take it
amiss if your visitor wears a mask."
"This- is indeed a mystery," I re
marked. "What do you ima'-ine that
"I have no data yet. It is a capi
tal mistake to theorize before one has
data. Insensibly one begins to twist
facts to suit theories, instead of the
ories to suit facts. But the note it
self-what do you deduce from it?"
I carefully examined the writing,
and the paper upon which it was
"The man who wrote it was pre
sumably well to do," I remarked, en
deavoring to imitate my companion's
processes. "Such paper could not be
bought under half a crown a packet.
It is peculiarly strong and stiff."
"Peculiar-that is the very word."
said Holmes. "It is not an English
paper at all. Hold it up to the light."
I did so and saw a large "E" with
a small "g", a "P" and a large "G"
with a small "t" woven into the tex
ture of the paper.
"What do you make of that?" ask
"The name of the maker, no
doubt; or his monogram, rather."
"Not all. The 'G' with the small
't' stands for 'Gesellschaft,' which is
the German for 'Company'. It Is a
customary contraction like our 'Co.'
'P,' of course, stands for 'Papier'.
Now for the 'Eg'. Let us glance at
our 'Continental Gazetteer'." He
took down a heavy brown volume
from his shelves. "Eglow, Eglonitz
-here we are, Egria. It is a Ger
man-speaking country-in Bohemia,
not far from Carlsbad. 'Remarkable
as being the scene of the death of
Wallenstein, and for its numerous
glass factories and paper mills.' Ha!
ha! my boy, what do you make of
that?" His eyes sparkled, and -he
sent up a great blue triumphant
cloud from his cigarette.
"The paler was made In Bohemia,"
"Precisely. And the man who
wrote the note Is a German. Do you
note the peculiar construction of the
sentence-'This account of you -we
have from all quarters received'? A
Frenchman or Russian could not
have written that? It is the German
who is so uncourteous to his verbs.
It only remains, therefore, to discov
er what is wanted by this German
wlgo writes upon Bohemian paper,
and prefers wearing a mask to show
ing his face. And here he comes, if
I am not mistaken, to resolve all our
As he spoke there was the sharp
sound of horses' hoofs and grating
wheels against the curb, followed by
a sharp pull at the bell. Holmes
"A pair, by 'the sound," said he.
"Yes," he continued, glancing out of
the window. "A nice little 'bitg
ham and a pair of beauties. A hun
dred and fifty guineas a piece. There's
money In this case, Watson, if there
is nothing else."
"I think I had better go, Holmes."
"Not a bit, doctor. Stay where
you are. I am lost without my Bos
well. And 'this promises to be inter
esting. It would be a pity to miss it."
"But your client--"
"Never mind him. I want your
help, and so miay he. Here he comes.
Sit down in that armchair, doctor,
and give us your best attention."
A slow and heavy step, which had
been upon the stairs and in the pas
sage, paused immediately outside the
door. Then there was a loud and
"Come in!" said Holmes.
A man entered who could hardly
have been less than six feet six inches
in height, with the chest and limbs of
a Hercules. His dress was rich with
a richness which would, in England,
be looked upon as akin to bad taste.
Heavy bands of astrakham wereslash
ed across the sleeves and front of b'.
double-breasted coat, while the dee~p
blue cloak which was thrown over his
shoulders was lined with flame-color
ed silk, and secured at the neck with
a brooch which consisted of a single1
flaming beryl. Boots which extended
half-way up his calves, and which
were trimmed at the tops with rich
brown fur, completed the impression
of barbaric opulence which was sug
gested by his whole appearance. He
carried a broad-brimmed hat in his
hand, while he wore across the upper
part of his face, extending down past
the cheekbones, a black visard-mask,
which he had apparently adjusted
that very moment, for his hand was
still raised to it as he entered.. From
the lower part of the face he appear
ed to 'be a man of strong character,
with a thick, hanging lip, and a long,
straight chin, suggestive of resolu
tion pushed to the length of obsti
"You had my note?" he asked,
with'a deep, harsh voice and a strong
ly marked German accent. "I told
you that I would call." He looked
from one to the other of us, as if un
certain which to address.
"Pray take a set." said Holmes.
"This is my friend and colleague.
Doctor Watson. who is occasionally
good enough to help me in my cases;
Whom have I the honor to address?"
"You may address me as the Count
von Kramm., a Bohemian nobleman.
I understand that this gentleman.
your friend,.' is a man of honor and
discretion, whom I may trust with a
matter of the most extreme Import
communicate with you alone."
I rose to go, but Holmes caught me
by the wrist and pushed me back into
my chair. "It is .both, or none," said
he. "You may say before this gentle
man anything which you may say to
The count shrugged his broad
shoulders. "Then I must begin,"
said he, "by binding you both to ab
solute secrecy for two years, at the
end of that time the matter will tbe of
no importance. At present It is not
too much to say that it is of such
weight that it may have an influence
upon European history."
"I promise," said Holmes.
"You will excuse this mask," con
tinued our strange visitor. "The au
gust person who employs me wishes
his agent to be unknown to you, and
I may confess at once that the title
by which I have just called myself is
not exactly my own."
"I was aware of it," said Holmes,
"The circumstances are of great
delicacy, and every precaution has to
be taken -to quench' what might grow
to be an immense scandal, and seri
ously compromise one of the reigning
families of Europe. To speak plain
ly, the matter implicates the great
House of Ormstein, hereditary kings
"I was also aware of that," mur
mured Holmes, settling himself
down in his armchair, and closing his
Our visitor glanced with some ap
parent surprise at the languid, loung
ing figure of the man who-had been,
no doubt, depicted to him as the most
incisive reasoner and most energetic
agent in Europe. Holmes slowly re
opened his eyes and looked impa
tiently at his gigantic client.
"If your majesty would condescend
to state your case," be remarked, "I
would be better able to advise you."
The man sprung from his chair,
and paced up and down the room in
uncontrollable agitation. Then, with
a gesture of desperation, he tore the
mask from his face and hurled it up
on the ground.
"You are right," he cried, "I am
the king. Why should I attempt to
"Why, indeed?" m u r m u r e d
Holmes. "Your majesty had not
spoken before I was aware that I was
addressing Wilhelm Gottsreich Sigis
mond von Ormstein, Grand Duke of
CasselsFelstein, and hereditary King
"But you can understand," said
our strange visitor, sitting down once
more and passing his hand over his
high, white forehead, "you can under
stand that I am not accustomed to do
ing such business in my person. Yet
the matter was so delicate that I
could not confide it to an agent with
out putting myself in his power. I
have come Incognito from Prague for
the purpose of consulting you."
"Then, pray consult," said Holmes,
shutting his eyes once more.
"The facts are briefly these: Som
five years ago, during a lengthy visit
to Warsaw, I made the acquaintance
of the well-known adventuress Irene
Adler. The name is no doubt famil
iar to you."
"Knly look .her up in my Index,
doctor," murmured Holmes, without
opening his eyes. For many years he
-had adopted a system for docketing
all paragraphs concerning men and
th-ings, so that it -was difficult to
name a subject or a -person on which
he could not at once furnish informa
tion. In this case I found her biogra
phy sandwiched in between that of a
Hebrew rabbi and that of a staff
commander who had written a mono
graph upon the deep-sea fishes.
"Let me see!" said Holnes. "Hum!
Born in New Jersey in the year 1858.
Contralto-hum'! La Scala-hum!
Prima donna Imperial Opera of War
saw-yes! Retired from operatic
stage-ha! Living in London-quite
so! Youf majesty, as I understand,
became entanglad with this your per
son, wrote her some compromising
letters, and is now desirous of getting
those letters back."
"Precisely so. But how-"
"Was there a secret marriage?"
"No legal papers or certificates?"
"Then I fail to illow your majes
ty. If this you ,. rson should .pro
duce her le+' for blackmailing or
other purp es. - ow is she to prove
their authex ai
"There is t .g"
"Pooh-pooh! . .rgery."
"My private note-paper."
"M'y own seal."
"We were both in the photograph."
"Oh, dear! That is very bad. Your
mnajesty has indeed committed an in
"I was mad-insane.'
"You have compromised yourself
"I was only crown prince then. I
was young. I am but thirty now." -
"It must be recovered." j
"We have tried and failed." .
"Your majesty must pay. It must 1:
"She will not sell." t
"Stolen, then." (
"Five attempts have been made.
T'wice burglars in my pay ransacked y
er house. Once we diverted her
uggage when she traveled. Twice
he has been waylaid. There has
een no result."
"No sign of it?"
"Absolutely none." t
Holmes laughed. "It is Quite a t
retty little problem," said he.
"But a very serious one to me," re
urned the king, reproachfully. 1
"Very, indeed. And what does she l
ropose to do with the photograph?"
"To ruin me." i
"I am about to be married."
"Sc. I have heard." s
"To Clotilde Lothman von Saxe- t
,einingen, second daughter of the
ing of Scandinavia. You may know al
he ktrict principles of her family.
he is herself the very soul of deli- n
acy. A shadow of a doubt as to my
onduct would boring the matter to an o
"And Irene Adler?"I
"Threatens to send them the pho
ograph. And she will do it. I know al
hat she -will do it. You do not know s<
er, but she has a soul of steel. She n:
as the face of the most beautiful of w
omen and the mind of the most res- d<
lute of men. Rather thar, I should ei
marry another woman, there are no a'
engths to which she would not go- tl
"Ymou are suehe as .M sedt it
OPEN TO ALL NATIONS
ALL WILL BE INVITED TO TAKE
1-..T IN MEET.
Countries of World Invited to Join
English People in Commemorating
One Hundred Years of Harmony.
The nations of the world are urg
ed to join the United States, Great
Britain, Canada, Newfoundland and
Australia and the municipality of
Ghent, in making the celebration of
one hundred years of peace among
English-speaking peoples signalize a
new era of international good will.
The invitation was issued Monday by
the international conferees now in
this country arranging the celebra
tion. The American secretary of state
and the British secretary of state for
foreign affairs are asked to transmit
the invitation to other governments.
The manifesto adopted by the con
"Representatives of Great Britain,
of Newfoundland, of the United
States, of the Dominion of Canada,
of the commonwealth of Australia,
and of the municipality of Ghent,
having been in conference concerning
an appropriate celebration of the cen
tenary of the signing of the treaty of
Ghent, which marked the end of the
last international war between the
British and American peoples, unite
in offering to the governments and
the peoples of the civilized world an
earnest invitation to take part in
making this celebration in every way
worthy of the one hundred years of
peace that it commemorates.
"We invite such co-operation, to
the end that it may be made clearly
unmistakible to public opinion every
where that the time has come when
international rivalries and differ
ences, though numerous and severe,
may be settled without the carnage
and horrors of war. Although it be
unreasonable to disregard the possi
bility of conflict arising in the fu
ture, out of mutual or spartial misun
derstanding, yet we gratefully recog
nize .that the chances of misunder
standing have been largely eliminat
ed by the degree in which modern
science has facilitated intercourse
and accelerated communication.
"Great Britain has been a colon
izing nation and the United States
has drawn to its population various
and powerful elements from different
countries and from different flags.
Therefore, a century of peace be
tween Great Britain and her domin
ions beyond the seas, on. the one
hand, and the United States, on the
other hand, touches directly both the
Interests and the imagination of ev
ery land to which Great Britain's
sons have gone, as well as those of
every nation from which the present
day population of the United States
have been drawn.
"We respectfully request his maj
esty's secretary of state for foreign
affairs and the secretary of state of
the United States to transmit this in
vitation through the proper official
channels to the governments of the
world in order that 'both by the par
ticipation of governments and by the
eo-operation of men of good will in
every land this celebration may be so
carried out as to mark not merely
the close of the one hundred years of
peace between English-speaking peo
ples, but the opening of what we sin
eerely trust will be a fresh era of
peace and good will between all the
ations of the world."
STEAMER HITS ICEBERG.
Was Going Slow and Was Damaged
but Very Little.
The fate of the Titanic was narrow
y escaped by the steamer Chiltern
Range in a collision with an iceberg
~o the east of Newfoundland 'Banks,
>n her voyage from Hull to Montreal,
rhere she arrived Monday. The bow
>lates of the steamer, a British
'reighter, were badly dented. The
>erg was struck in latitude 46.39
iorth, and longtitute 44.40 west, in~
;he track of the ocean liners, but
some distance to the north and east
>f the spot where the Titanic met
er fate. After the collision the
teamer was surrounded by icebergs,
hich, although they could not be
een because of the fog, evidenced
heir presence by the echoes that re
ounded from their towering sides at
~very blast from the steamer's whis
"I am sure."
"Because she has said that she;
ould send it on the day when the.
etrothal was publicly proclaimed.
'hat will be next Monday."
"Oh, then we have three days yet,"
aid Holmes, with a yawn. "That is
ery fortunate, as I have one or two
atters of importance to look into
ust at present. Your majiesty will,
f course, stay in London for the1
"Certainly. You will find me ati
he Langham, under the name of the
'ount von Kramm."
"Then I shall drop you a line to let
ou know how we progress."
"Pray do so; I shall be all anxiety.'
"Then, as to money?"
"You have carte blanche."
"I tell you that I would give one of
e provinces of my kingdom to have i
"And for present expenses?"
The king took a heavy chamois
ather bag from under his cloak, and
id it on the table.
"There are three hundred poundss
igold and seven hundred in notes,"
Holmes scribbled a receint upon a I
2eet of his note-book, and handed it 't
"And mademoiselle's address?" he C
"Is Briony Lodge. Serpetine Ave- 1<
ue. St. John's Wood."
Holmes took a note of it. "One t
:her ouestion." said he. thoughtful- k
."Was the photograph a cabinet?" t
"Then, good-night. your majiesty., e
id I trust that we shall soon have a
nime good news for you. And gooi- t
Ight, Watson." he added, as the p
heels of the royal broughami rolled t
sw the street. "If you will be good ti
tough to call to-morrow afternoon. C
:three o'clock, I should like to chat S
lis little matter over with you." h
(To ,be continued.) le
017 ewsppersfor ale
PLANS FOK PEACE
INCLUDES THE ERECTION Of PEACE
ENGLAND AND AMERICA
International Delegates Visit Wash
ington and Call on President and
Secretary of State in Interest of
Celebration of Peace Centenary
Among English-Speaking Peoples.
The international peace delegates,
who are perfecting plans for the cel
ebration of the 100th anniversary of
the signing of the treaty of Ghent
and of peace among English-speak- 1
ing peoples in Deecmber next year,
went to Washington Monday and
called upon President Wilson, Secre
tary Bryan and other Government of- -
ficials. Monday night the delegates
attended a banquet at which speeches
were made by leaders in the peace
movement and the proposed celebra
The delegates called upon Secre
tary Bryan immediately after their
arrival and was received by him in
his offices in the State department.
Mr. Bryan spoke a word with each as Th
he shook hands and later briefly ad-| 3
dressed the delegates as they gather
ed about him. He declared that in I
the long continued peace between the
United States and Great Britain there agi
was a lesson for all nations, and this the
theme he elaborated later in his ad- Goi
dress at the banquet. Lord Wear- i
dale, head of the British delegation, Sou
made a brief response in behalf of of
When the party arrived at the whu
Capitol later the House of Represen- in
tatives was about to convene, but the the
delegates were received by Speaker 22,1
Clark in his office. He had them es
corted to the House gallery where esti
they remained until the ,brief session "t
ended. A visit to. the Congressional of
Library occupied a brief space before of
a visit to Vice-President Marshall wet
Mr. Marshall addressed his callers not
and apparently what he had to say
made a deep impression upon the del- tiol
egates. There were nods of approv- the
al, and several of the callers made ble
audible comment, agreeing with the of c
expressions of the Vice-President. ceri
Mr. Marshal said he was convinced the
that practically all differences be- offi
tween nations are possible of settle- fin
ment if submitted z" the arbitrament in t
of fair-minded men. Agala Lord If 1
Weardale replied for the assembled ato
A statement outlining the propos- tive
ed plan for the celeibratlon in all Eng- rev<
lish-speaking countries of the peace or I
centenary was made public by An- rad
drew B. Humphrey, secretary of the civi
American committee. This will be I
submitted to the respective Govern- adv
ments with the request that it be ap- it il
proved and aid in carrying it out he effil
The central feature of the plan is whi
the erection of suitable monuments sibl
in America and England and their re -gini
spective dependencies, identical in Tre
design and bearing an identical in- Bui
scription. It is proposed that the sho
foundation stones be laid by the King neg
of England and the President of the er.
United States and by their represent- and
atives In the Colonial possessions. pro
While 'this is in progress It Is pro- neci
posed that all work In both countries but
cease for five minutes. All nations eat
are to be invited to send representa
tives to take- part in the ceremonIes. 2
As a method for promot~ing 'peace
ful sentiments in all classes it Is pro- The
posed there be established in unive'
sities in both countries chairs of
British-American history, with pro- ,~
vision for the interchange of profes- lum
sors. There also are to .be establish- buti
ed travelling and other scholarshipsco
for the study of history. Some of won
these are to be for journalists, to per- -whn
mit them to study in all English-bo
Establishments of permanent fron- ans
tier monuments also Is contemplated, tan(
and there will be provision for religi- COnl
ots services of thanksgiving and lice
A representative gathering of men tion
in official life in 'the Capital attended arot
the banquet given Mionday night for T
the peace delegates by the Carnegie vide
endowment for international ,peace. the
The speakers were Senator Ellhu unic
Root, president of the Carnegie en-I at t
lowment; Secretary IBryan, Ambassa- rail]
dor Springer-Rice, Lord Weardale, I qual
sir Charles Reid, of Australia; Chas. patr
L. MaGrath, member of the Canad- that
an Parliament; Eugene H. Outer- or t
ridge, of New Foundland; C. gest
leflruyne, of the municipality of thei:
Thent, and Andrew Carnegie. at t
"We are here to substitute the treir
.pirit of peace for the spirit of war. mad
rhe ideals of peace are greater than Rail
:he ideals of war. We know of no com1
ause that cannot be settled better equi
)y reason than by war." These were plen
:ome of the sentiments expressed by com
;ecretary Bryan, who said he spoke be g
or the President of the United States corp:
nd for the Administration under Tl
vhich he holds office- way
1 1 ifrom
IrIING FOR COLCOCK. excel
)emocrats Will M1ake Him Collector Was
of Heaufort Port. Brun
The Washington correspondent of nah,
'he News and Courier says after a Mfem
onsiderable delay because of the ab- and
ence of Republican members of the mas d
enate committee on commerce, who all
-ished to prevent a quorum, the ada,
emocrats of that committee mus- Tb
ered almost their full strength and will
>rced a vote for a favorable report ern I
n the nomination of 'Frank P. Col- rnod.
ock to succeed Robert Smalls as col- from
etor of the port of Beaufort. Static
All of the Republican members of Colui
Ee committee, except Senator Per- train'
ins, of California. declared their in- hourt
ention to continue the fight in favor to tre
fSmalls after the matter should powe:
ie in executive session of the Sen- formt
te. Senator Perkins is not opposed rates
the confirmation of Colcock. It is execu
'esumed that the Republicans will est, a
y to break the quorum at the execu- comf<
ye session of the Senate when the eling
lcock nomination is reached. But
enator Tillman expects to be on Go'
and and' have his Democratic col- conne
agues with him in sufficient force Porto
maintain the quorum and secure tion
lakes one Baking Easy
Drean of Tartar
AYS SEPERATE RACES
ATOR TILLMAN ADVOCATE!
SUCH A COURSE.
Senator Tells Wry There Are S<
[any Negroes and So Few White:
question which is more or less
ated in Washington right now is
segregation of the races in the
ernment departments. This plat
avored by senator Tillman of
th Carolina and Senator Vardmai
Mississippi. In discussing thi
stion Senator Tillman was asket
r there were more colored personi
he Civil Service than whites fron
South. It is said that there am
)00 negroes in the service.
enator Tillman answered the qu
on with charasteristic frankness
hink it Is due to the unwillingnes
he white women and white me
he South to go to school as i
e, alongside of negroes," he said
The white people of the South ar
much in love with the equalit;
lied by the Civil Service examina
s. They therefore, neglect to take
examinations and get on the elig
list. These lists are humbugs
ourse as we all know because the
ification of the three names a
top from which the appointing
cer must choose and failing t
I the proper material for the clerl
he first three can call for another
resident Wilson," continued Sen
Tillman, "and the Cabinet offi
under-him use the proper corree
and it need not be drastic o;
>lutionary, I should think in three
'our years we would have a ver
cal change in conditions in thi
I service in Washington."
7.hether the civil service reform
ocated will be carried out or not
Sa fact that some of the cabine
ers and their assistants are seek~
to separate the negroes and
tes in the service as much as. pos
e. John Skelton Williams of Vir
a, Assistant Secretary of the
asury, In paying a visit to the
eau of Printing and Engraving
rt while ago found the white ani
ro employees eating lunch togeth
He ordered .it stopped at once
insisted that separate places b<
rided. He said that It might be
Mssary for them to work togethel
it was not necessary for them t(
ELLS ALL ABOUT REUNION.
Southern Railway Issues a Beau,
he Southern Railway office in Co.
bia has just received for distri
on a supply of handsome booklet:
:erning the U. C. V. Reunion,
eh will be held in Chattanooga,
ni., May 2'7, 28 and 29, 1913. Thi:
tet will be a great help to veter
and visitors who wiil visit Chat
~oga during the Reunion, as it
ains photographs of all the pub
>uildirigs and location of all ho
and also gives detailed informa
about points of interest in and
be Southern Railway will pro
for- the gray-clad veterans and
accompanying visitors to the Re
n every comfort and convenience
be command of a great modern
oad system; and in order ade
ely and properly to care for its
ons it will utilize every resource
energy and money can supply,
bat skill and efficiency can sug
In order that the veterans and
-friends may attend the Reunion
be lowest possible expense, ex
ely low roundtrip fares will be
a to Chattanooga by the Southern
tvay. Arrangements have been
>leted for special passenger
pment, additional trains will sup
ent the regplar service, and the
ort and safety of passengers will
uarded by a carefully selected
of experienced officials.
e facilities of the Southern Rail
for the handling of traffic to and
Chattanooga are exceptionally
lent. It has direct lines in ope
n to the Reunion City from
iington, Norfolk, Richmond, Co
li, Charleston. Jacksonville,
swick, 'Macon, Columbus, Savan
Atlanta, Mobile, Birmingham,
phis, Konxville, and St. Louis,
all intermediate points, and it
irect connections with lines from
yints in the iUnited States, Can
Mvexico and Cuba.
a regular service at Chattanooga
e greatly extended by the South
tailway during the Reunion pe
Trains will arrive and depart
the magnificent New Terminal
n of the Southern Railway at
abia at frequent intervals; and
~d officials will be on duty at all
of the day and night- to render
xelers every assistance in their
and to supply them with in
~tion concerning routes and
and rates, stop-over privileges,
rsion trips to 'points out inter
ad other matters looking to the
'rt and convenience of the tray
-ernor Heyward is mentioned in
tion with the governorship of
Rico. He would fill this posi
,ith ability, and we would like
him get it.
PUTS ONE TO SLEEP
NEW INVENTION THAT MAY END
PUTS AN END TO AGONY
Soldier, After Being Shot, Will Take
a Nap-Big Game Can be Obtained
Humanely and Fleeing Burglars
Sent to the Land of Nod Until the
The painless blowing off of one's
arms during war time, the humane
shooting of wild game on hunting ex
peditions, and the simple operation of
firing the speciall'y prepared bullet
into the heel of a fleeing burglar to
have his run a few yards farther and
then go off into peaceful slumber, is
- what a Pittsburg scientist hopes for
a medically treated bullet with which
he is experimenting, says the Wash
He hopes to have the United States
Government adopt the bullet for
army use. He is trying to get the
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty
to Animals to recognize its merits,
and then induce sportsmen to adopt
it. He later will give the police
s chiefs of the country a few boxes to
The new compound, "the narcotic
bullet," is the invention of Alexander
F. Humphrey. Experiments are being.
conducted by a committee of army
officers, police officials, and sports
men. It is considered alike humane
in warfare and deadly in hunting big
game. In self-defence it provides the
poor.marksman with all the advan
B tages of an unerring aim.
In his sleep-producing missile
Humphrey uses a minute particle of
morphia. The drug is carried in tiny
- wells In the steel jacket of the regu
lation army bullet.
Humphrey claims that it in no
wise interferes with the effectiveness
t of the missile. 'The slight indenta
tion in the steel jacket, he says,
causes no splintering when It comes
in contact with the bone. The wound
of the narcotic bullet, according to
his theory, does not differ from that
caused by the regulation 'bullets now
used in the approved army cartridges.
No deleterious effects will follow the
t unique administration of the drug.
The soldier, receiving a slight flesh
wound from the new bullet, fights no
more that day; he calmly stretches
himself on the ground and goes to
The man receiving a serious wound
suffers no agony, as the narcotic
r from the bullet is absorbed by his
system and he is insensible to pain
before he reaches the hospital.
The man whose wound -is mortal
sleeps away his last hours, thus do
ing away with most of the battle field
horror.. The fleeing burglar is shot
in the arm, runs forward a short die
-tance, stretches himself on the side
Swalk, and all the policeman has to do
-is to summon an ambulance and haul
-Ihim away. The big game hunters,
Humphrey says, will feel no fear of
a counter-stroke from a wounded
Stiger, lion, or grizzly bear. Although
the bullet may make but a slight
wound, the game is as good as bag
ged once it is struck.
YEGGM(AN AT PORT MOTTE.
Tried to Enter Post Offiee But Was
The State says a fourth visit of
yeggmen has been reported. An at
-tempt was made early Sunday morn
ing. Just three hours before the King
.vile robbery, to enter the post office
-at Fort iotte.,
-:A stranger appeared at Fort Motte
SSaturday. He represented himself to
,Town Marshall Furtick to be a de
,tective of the United States post of
fice department, and Inquired as to
whether or not the marshal would
care to do some sleuth work for that
department. The stranger wanted to
know, too, whether th~e marshal
would be on duty Saturday night.
The onestions aroused suspicion.
Saturday night Marshal Furtick
took a position on a perch in view of
the post office and waited. About 1
o'clock Sunday morning he saw a
man appear at the post office, feeling
his 'way about with a flashlight. It
was too dark for Town Marshall Fur
tick to distinguish any one.
Coming off his perch in order to
get a nearer view of the mysterious
narty. Furtick stumbled and the noise
that he made was heard by the man
at the post office. Furtick fired as
the man sarinted toward the river in
the direction of Kingville. The pur
suit continued for some distance with
Furtick firing as he ran, until the
narty with the flashlizht disappeared
in the darkness. Whether it was his
detective friend or not Furtick never
Sheriff Hill at St. Matthews was
communicated with and asked to
'Eng his bloodhounds to the scene,
but the sheriff said that as every
thing wa extremely dry thM dogs
would not work. At 4 o'clock~ Sunday
morning the post oTee at Kinrville
was robbed by two yea'gs, making
the fourth .5ob in as many days. As
yet no arrests have been made.
PUPILS FLEE PANIC-STRICKEN.
Leave School Building When Light
ning Strikes Oil Tank.
At New Orleans several hundred
panic-stricken school children fled
from the Asheville School building
in a blinding rain storm, when light
ning struck an oil tak belonging to
the Texas Oil Company and set fire to
the more than two million gallons of
crude oil which It contained. There
was no explosion, but the flames
burst forth in an instant and enor
mous volunges of black smoke as
cended to a height of more than a
thousand feet. A half dozen other
large tanks nearby were endangered
by the heat.
Convicted of Unusual Offense
At Savannah Isaac Silva on trial for
causing the death of Marion Leonard,
a chorus girl, by giving her an iniec
tio of morphine, was convicted of
involuntary manslaughter, in commi
sion of unlawful act. He was se" ten