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The Adventures of a Demobilized A By CYRIL MCNEILE
Officer Who Found Peace Dull " SAPPER"
"WM I met say." e answered. "that
SnIe was Puower I the box? Beat in
00 maN Of that power-unknown to
eNe-- warI y~s: Do not touch those
am* 41 the light has burmed low
tI t hbraser. If you do they will
"i-ggae- st to return. Watch.
bIt met tober
MSet, he backed toward the wa
gee. uW.areelved Ia the general ex
Mit t amd Bagh dodged rapldl
tewed Le ecar. It struck him that
6b th was Over. and he Just had
0 I 6A fLkittaea snatch some
-ig WhV agi rwed to have been
St Mas o tr sriag frem above, be
a5glragat Ite the mmb and rae
9I. r, i war. As It was he was
at sdse r two In treat of the
15 as * last viles be had
tr. e traps, haeere
t am edtly- doews the
dgsMa d. tae aa open window In
dIe fewwo tfam wte delse
tMm N t * -eed esdltal r set.
s L t s tam how In the brase,
K b thesie
' º- die - M ar
ffý as * +
tion. A brtnlant light streamed out
through the ;ines dome, and the in
side of the centr.: room was clearly
visibe. In the three chairs sat the
motionless, bound figures so swathed
in rope that only the tops of their
heads were visible. Just as Lakingtod
had left him and Toby and Algy earll
er In the evening. The only moving
thing In the room was the criminal
himself, and at 'he" moment he was
seated at the table with the Chinese
cabinet in front of him. With a quick
tars of his wrist be pried open two
faps of wood, and folded them back
against the side. Then he lifted out
a parcel of gold and lfiver tissue from
"My hat I" muttered Hugh, "what a
sel I was not to think of It Just
a talse bottom actuated by elosd
But the Amerlman, whistling uently
to himself, had his eyes fxed on the
rope of wonderful pearls which Lak
nbtea was holding lovingly to his
Be oam. rou scum" eontlnusd a1k
tngtes, "and you thought to pit your
yosur-a .W%&9 -eas and stood
Ia foant of the chair where he had
lust lt Deuamed. "That foal of a
ch tdr ti n agr out my or
ti, t a te a tvmeon. You
w m what happens to people who
a iam 4 tt g a nm.
i. alme riemt "oWl e se
Iwa Pmeet se s
A eat"sr ew t ert
me a rupft ae
4it m m e
and with a scream of tear Lakingtoi
sprang back. Standing in the door
way was Hugh Drummond, and hit
face was grim and merciless.
"You sent for your chauffeur, Henry
Lakington," he remarked quietly. '"
"What do you mean?" muttere
"I drove you back from Lsidley
Towers tonight." said Hugh with -
slight mile. "The proper man wa'
foolish and had to be killed." He ad
vanced a few steps Into the room, an
the other shrank beck. "You loot
frightened, Henry. Can it be thal
the young swine's witts are, after all
better than yours" -
"What do you want!' gasped Lak
ington, through dry lips.
"I want yeou, Henry-ust you
Hitherto you've always used gangs o1
your ru Ians against me. Now m:
gang occupies this house. But rm
not going to use them. It's going to
be just-you and L 8tand up, Henry'
stand up-as I have always stood r
to you." He erossed the room anad
stood Ina front of the cowering man.
"Take half-take half," he screamed
"I've got tresure-I've . .
.And Drummend hit him a fearful
blow on the mouth.
"I shall take all Henry, to return to
their rightful owners. Boys"--
raised his oiee-"carry out these
other two and undo them."
The fear mased mea earme, in, and
cried out the two chairs.
"The latml4ated rabbit, Henry, and
the kindly gentlemaa you pt to guard
'MIN Beaten." be. remarked as the
doer elosed. "S now we may regard
ourselves as being' acne. Just you
had I And one of us, Lakington
you devil hmsan foterm-Is gola ina
to that batL"
"But the bath means death,"
shreked Laknlgto-death into a agoay."
S"That will be unfortunate for the
ea wh ees In," aSid Dr,~ meod.
" nsg a step ?award ms.
"Ye world morr mer half sobbed
S"Ns, Laklaghea; lM net d ls a
t a~ .. a ap of h.ops eam
sot s, Ha year dea se et a ts em -
t pea is bat I.enerset Whae
ia i º I m ight have e.
. w a1g.r ý nse 5
is seas ýs ea ,Hpe
fi se W'0 s
(-I~·LL h1I I~, ib
-ir w31~d~ ry a. BuS
M; Mhuinh~a.Cb] J
have put in gear the machinery wmcet
worked on the fifth step, or perhaps ii
was automatic. For suddenly a heav3
steel weight revolving on an arm
whizzed out from the wall and struclk
Lakinkton behind the neck. Withoul
a sound he fell forward, and the
weight, unchecked, clanged styidenli
home. And thus did the Invention ol
which he was proudest break the in.
ventor's own neck. Truly, the retribu.
tion was just. . . .
"That only leaves Peterson," re
marked the American. coming into the
hall at that .moment, and lighting a
"That only leaves Peterson," agreed
Drummond. "And the girl" he added
as an afterthought
In Which the Last Round Takes Place.
It was during the next hour or two
that the full value of Mr. Jerome K.
Green as an acquisition to the party
became apparent. Certain other prep
arations in honor of Peterson's arrival
were duly carried out, and then arose
the question of the safe in which the
all-lmportan-tledger was kept.
"There it is," said Drummond, point
ing to a heavy steel door flush with the
wall, on the opposite side of the room
to the big one containlng Lakington's
ill-gotten treasure. "And it doesn't
seem to me that you're going to open
that one by pressing any buttons in
"Then, Captain." drawled the Ame
lean, "I guem we'll open it otherwise.
It's sure plumb easy. I've been get
ting gay with some of the household
effects, and this jr of soap sort of
caught my eye."
Prom his pocket he produced some
ordinary yellow soap, and the others
glanced at him Curiously.
"I'll Just give you a l'ttle demonstra
tion," he continued. "of how our swell
eraekamen over the water open safes
when the owners have been as tactles
as to remove the keys."
Daetereay he proceeded to seal up
every crack in the saih door with the
soap, leav a small gap at the top
imaaled. 'Ths r e that gap he
kilt what wMs to al intets mad pars
pees seap n ae.
"f s.~4 O s bqd" he remw e
to te mIent 1")m nd him "thikS
at t , a m eas e ofve-ra
e'a et~ of thIs dsf." P.t
amueer,-b sbet atedoe sliar
brasr itetdk ''t'eep It em the
Sse s sM . ma# in be aeassmyi
1 Ar ritWMI Set We a WeOt
e reea~. t mes sta he
5gt1 I M k Ia It fare mmeriei
BRg ho-011 a- the aithbesteia
aiir. . lte " " as umes :m
Sthe soap ar aim n """at is
Sthe e. It rad
t ac of It rer fi
eada bit apiq rv
+I M~f ft . rtr'fl'iirii
his shirt was dirty." He turned over
a few more pages thoughtfully. "Why,
if these are the sums of money Peter
son has blown, the man must have
spent a fortune. Two thousand pouvds
to Ivolsky. incidentally, that's the
bloke who had words with the whatnot
on the stairs."
In silence they continued their study
of the book. The whole of England
and Scotland had been split up into
districts. regulated by population
rather than area, and each district ap
peared to be in charge of one director.
A varying number of sub-districts in
every main division had each their sub.
director and staff, and at some of the
names Drummond rubbed his eyes in
amasement. Briefly, the duties of every
man were outlined; the locality In
which his work lay, his exact responsl
bilities, so that overlapping was re
duced to a minimum. In each case the
75-- , ,--
What .Ie eMr m Fewr Paymnf ef
a Themad P'wads aeI
stai ws mall, a wevt ragL that
taes appmearn t or a dae mames
at mn wls wore uam ly de.
sealMb as lsetern; wlliU at the mad
a the bak ther awppus" awadr rub
ams- Ieth a me a- d wame-w h
wa predl daseetaed as eat-dam lee
teAs. ned i Deammai had ruare
hM eg s at somes a te sm-- the
aedblt a aa fed isas g-la lose
leeteas ispelved hm et spsech.
!On ant mo m uuM
TRACED TO ANCIENT GREECE
PsemitDay Aimaas Mad Its Origia
i- les Ka"h Nand ba Gre.ks
Far beck u ly d Om eqf alest
Grmwe It an the eostein to amboamne
thes on 42r o' te as ima ierta
tbioa'ag a herald or placards pred
a- te elty weall. 'm.. placards
were .wa-sa kassd or kolwende
alhiA a.- -Oas. '1 al or pea'tai."
TM . odgeemdte safelrrJag to the
was i.., . as.
* ime'VeA 'w t OMN whim
'4ik ib a. h -e M +: uS
Awl.- /s aga ct ash ase
-.-i ts0 whet
as. same sam -.*
*ewti 8*' r
American vs. Jan . F
W ASHINGTON..The forthcoming
International conference on the
reduction of armament and on
Pacific and Far Eastern questions will
Sadeaor to remove some of the causes
of friction between the United States
and Japan, but will it arrest the sl
lent, peaceful progress of the Japanese
in achieving domination of that great
American outpost-the Hawalian Is
With the Japanese In the islands
already numbering 43 per cent of the
population, and increasing more ranl-d.
ly than any other race, and with near
Getting to Be a Pretty Big BoAi
A STONISHING figures concerning
the magnitude of the screen play
Industry in this country are
brought to light by the complaint
made against one of the motion plc
ture corporations of "unfair conmleti
tion." The federal trade commission
estimates that there are 18.000 theu
tors In the United States devoted to
motion plcture., that 20.000,000 per
sons attend the performances every
day, and that the admalsslas paid ag
gregate $4,.000,000 each 24 hours. This
Is the retail end of the business. and
the vast sum of money that goes tor
tickete Is paid at the ticket offices
in cash. It may safely be assumed
that the business is as great on Sun
days as on other days. Thert-re it
appears that $1.460.000.000 Is spent
every year by the people of the United
States on movies.
In 1900 the total Interest-hearing
debt of the United States was $1.023.
478.800; In the fiscal year 1917 the
ordifiary receipts of the government
reached $1.118174.126. The first Lib
erty loan brought to the federal treas
ery in the ascal year 1917 the sum
o $1.406.35,050 That is. the sum
speat an one form of amusement alone
In the United Sfatca in a year equals
Amedcan Lose by Collase of Mark
LLJ,'uS aof the Oerman'mark to
a polta below 1 cent, for the bra
tie ta Lnabne'al hlstory. ha_
cassed a loss ea millions of doUars to
American Investors and uspeculators
The exact amount of this lom Is dm
cult to even approxImate.
The guess of one banker is that no
less than $100,000.000 worth o 'mark.
Lbae been disposed at ta the United
States sice the armistice, And that
the average price paid for these marks
wa approximately 2% cents. On that
basis, and at the present quotation
approglmately 00 cents of every Amer.
lean dollar put Into marki bhs been
It was eat matl maldamser, after
Would Curtal aS of Anry a d*w
W fie.o Ilal a le o[ y Mat
r fm Nttau. ematmmtca
/wM w_ ump s at oflb wary to
Iawls miem mseas mum.m-nt MW
-Y~I i · of -.tle. - ··I s.sea*ai
vdhmi an.Ish. ad, m is the a~
mehei UN to c to waie p a
-~Sr. - t ert0 Lrtheub. Wth
stat i uº - turns Br.bEm w wer
two lbomr and ter the pioimt
F mr a lt IbM the w.*setm. de
SOWMet 'tt purbaMI~ti at etlb by
ww . i cs theI
A3-omio te..mad be dtcsp them
In tbdr ssd t1Mis with, the nape.C
-it the otter PItdp.II pow.
Es thi other boat m mm eet -d.
at Aeds.. aorummuir world mt
WUirle. wrtS th paiSWSW IE the
ImriLthitcak ; usm but woekS
tyU* mm .m.Ol. V at latoreted
t md 404 at asnplubait g the
Pr o dlad II Yerbn
ly hiif of the JupanEsa; w'
Islands and therefore Ame
zens. the time Is not far distal
widely predicted, when the 3
will control the local elector'
make the laws of the archit'
A cursory examination .11
been given the situation "i
committee on immigratii
Iration in the course oft
measure proposed by
territorial government to
labor shortage by tempors
the ban on the admission ,
Numerous witnesses froza
lands assured the committee I
a question of time when the.
ese will control the America
post, and several of them, adn
the admission of the territory to
hood Is Impossible under the cire
stances, said it probably will be nee
essary to substitute for a territ
government a commission form of
ernment, possibly of a mlltary
the Initial payments on the Arst Lib
erty loan. In ralslng which as expedl.
tiously the nation felt It was del g
Itself proud and dlsplaylag a weedqe
ful financial power.
Of the $1.400,000.000 that goes trafrom
American pockets for motion pictures
every year, the federal trade
son says approximately two-thbldu, et
say $975,000.000. comes from perY
of theaters showing films distrl4t.
by this mne corporation. There L6s
attempt In the dispatches from W .
ington to show Low this vast sari Is
divided; how much goes arest e
theaters, how much to theater seerbhe.
tras, how much to the local ueaagass
and how much to the traeairy Et the
corporation whose buslasn s ho be,
the armistic was SigMed. tLht qi ,
time- ~ pthe Gerwm mar t wig -'r
mimed. They started at T% to e -
per mark. ý
The appeal of the trm e In iOem
currency weas diuted at theme
with Germany and her led 1Ir~l
£natclal maelemey lm grw di
with the m rkt ae h at 4 a 4i68 40
ceuts, the p-lat was made tait d
Germas gevere ment wemld Is e a.he
Its feet. and that hr naselew ws
quickly bring the markt bol i R
cents. Its prewar werth.
The mde*Me laen t ma 'm 'dr W t:
oersupply furntlhed e tlrhe l
printing press, ineluding trss
notes and other forms o pf r we1 ;
rency. Tbhe German cictulatis Lo w
odstnndtng s in excess or
(000x00 marks The eold het l b l
retchibank Is nly cabost I per smat
Germany Is already virtually hMe |
rapt as to Its taermal debt. it tc
thought anywlhere In Berlbs . . bM
causing or pleading beankrptl al
tbe external or reparatiouil
situatloe could not be Worse sd
thingy might term up to make it
prumary. objset et the
a(se am the t auamtatlon it
Under the probtrisa. of hei
law the Prslidest i requislV to
at a aongre. am the Opnu li
of each reglar seion. the Alr
day i December., estmates of the
ernment expendituru t ot e tr
Isal year. Included In tcihiM
mates of course. I the tibdset
army and the navy.
The adialstrao took the
that congrs cat below ti
mark In the reductlms
dered la the army and av
pg-set feol year.
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