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THE ROCK ISUAXD ARGUS, SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 1911.
Published Dally and Weekly at 1624
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Saturday, September 30, 1911.
Improve the streets. It ia the most
popular slogan of the times.
That white horse Turkish imperial
cavalry 13 very apt to get soiled during
the next f-jw days.
A former treasurer of the United
States is suspected of dishonesty.
Wonder if that is where our money
From the showing of profits it Is
clear the tobacco trust did nothfng
to restrain the trade or restrict the
use of the weed. ,
F!verv eood democrat will be dlnnos-
ed to regret that the present indlca-jthe
tlons are airainst the renomination oflDlu- ine conservative paruy miwn)
Charles S. Dei.een.
An Indiana paper suggests "Mar-'
Khali and Gore" a an ideal uresiden-i
tial ticket. Certainly such a coinbi
nation would read like war.
It remains to be seen whether the
Wright aeroplanes or Walter Clyde
Jones will be the greatest drawing
card in Springfield next week.
Mr. Taft should be able to find some
comfort In t he fact that the people
are not showing any vast enthusiasm
over Robert La FoIIette, either.
Of course the sultan will be excused
by his many wives if he stays out late
from the harem tfor the time being
on an important business engagement.
Shelby M. Cullom is said to have de
livered a vigorous speech in Peoria.
This is probably the first time on rec
ord that the senator delivered any
As the Canadian vote on reciprocity
slightly improved the president's
standing with his rarty and material
ly inj'irt-d his party's standing wifn
the country, the president is still try
ing to illguro out whether he gained;
or lost the more.
The kaiser was first in senJiiig
a in-sag of i o:idule:iCi to the
French p-op!o o-r the I.:h.-rto dis
aster, and the i.ot'-- of t-.-u.iine sym
pathy and bii'.ct rity in it i.-ht to go a
great iay toward liitnir.i -hiti- the ten
sion i)Vt-r the M'iroorati affair.
Tiie threo fa;n;iduts for the r. ;.uh
licati nomination for fdicnor of M;.s
fciit husot I art bit-Uins the honor a.s
eiier'ftt.aily as if t!.y really suppos
ed Gov rnor I'o -t. can ' o d- t'eated this
fall. Most i:..;aii:.il ohsrrwrs of the
situation. 1:o i ver, are iuciitud to
think t'therw iM
Oba i;,h G
fatlu r tu;i;.. '
to the T.-ii- ''
bent .(: Gov
i. Tvo -lit:
rdner, prangor. derco
fioia Maine. Friends
t:, doesn't that Lae a
re el,;! i, .!;,iry. Pi,-, trii
it? it i-mrirs us ; a ck
i fore "M.iitte w:H, I.iil
v.tiut Kent " Thu;!; of
ratio s-iiators fro;.:
too from Texas! The
s the rO-ll ll --s' .
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her. wi,o can
n ; -tors
1 a s l.rft!
a later atro
s- en.a i re-.ty
- it at ..'I e ars
t r.e d for
:es to try his
! a tl:;:-.d
:::e that inust
S Oli.l pC5i-
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as iar a
Tl for tea
1 ::s-o .t
c i -
t Vror.nhly a.-rt :rrd. he can;
then ret iru and settle at home, f :'l !
of con2iei.ee tt .it !" r.e; .! he could
mr.ke a path f; r himself into the ua-'
known ar.d sv.cce el.
The Future of Iicfro ity.
The New York World tr..v r-os fro .a !
the wreck to declare thai reciprocity;
ij :;ot dead and the defeat cf Leaner
f.J the liberals ttould not be taktn
lc -r.euii any such thing. ;
it is true, that tie wound is j
not "as deep as a well nor as wide as a
church door," but it Is sufident. that
Is for the present. The day is coming
however, when there will be a better
understanding between the United
States and Canada on the Question of
tariff and whether this understanding
leads only to reciprocity or oa to ac
tual free trade it wd operate to the
benefit of both countries.
It is Eot even safe to say that with
the Borden minietry in power there
wm not be some movement in the di
rection of reciprocity, and. if there is it
win not be the first time tn which con
servative parliaments have passed rad
ical or reformatory measures. The
World points out that:
While the Tory duke of Wellington
was premier the Catholic emancipa
tion act was parsed and the test oath
repealed. The modiScation of the corn
laws passed in the commons by Can
ning in 1627 but thrown out by the
lords was enacted a year later under
the iron duke. Peel, a tory and pro
tectionist, revived the Income tax in
order to lower duties and finally in
:S46 aboHshed the ccrn laws, lifting
the tax from bread.
Disraeli, tory leader in the bouse un
der Ird Derby, eaid six years later
that the time had gone by for restor
ing the corn laws, though the conser
vatives in 1S52 had expected that step
as the spoils of victory. Gladstone,
then a conservative and a coalition
cabinet, still further reduced tariff tax
ation in 1S60, a liberal measure. Der
by and Disraeli in 167 conbiderably
extended the suffrage. "We have
caught the liberals bathing and Etolen
their clothes," Baid Disraeli of this syn
ical adoption of an opponent's policy.
The present tory leader, Mr. Balfour.
passed a great extension of the Irish the pre8iaent of a ciub resigns, is it
land-purchase act in 1903-4. saddling j proper for the vice president to fill
an immense expense upon the nation. jthe chalr or Ia a new man eiected?
after eight years of agitation following; a Wv- ia ihfk uRt r,mp ro niant
failure of the Gladstone home ru!ejtreefl?
r.V ' .l i
nouueed as "a frigid and calculated
lie" Mr. Ure's intimation that the con-
servative party would repeal it if re
turned to power. Similarly the pnrty
had accepted as facts accomplished
other acts of liberal policy, even to the
clipping of the veto power of the lords.
It some times hvpens ttat (onier-;
vative ministries are better able to i
bring about certain reforms than those I
who are committed to a more radical I
policy. As the State Register ha? j Scribner publication list for October
pointed out, the real bugaboo that has j includes two brilliant studies in
frightened the Canadians has betn an-J rritlcai biography, "The Early Lit
nexatlon, which if it should ever come, j crary Career of Robert Browning,"
would be a slow rrocess instead of a. y Professor T. R. Lonsbury of
sudden reform movement. At pres-jynj ana "Franz Liszt." by .Tames
ent there is no general desire in this j Huneker: Mrs. Burton Harrison's ex-
country for the annexation of Canada.
There is only a d sire on the part of
many people for a closer commercial
relation between the countries.
A Iom)ii ill Knforcini? Anti-Trust
Ore cf the Now York financial pa
pers which has 'he interest of Wall j
street very much at heart printed a i
statement following the recent dis
turbance in the s'eel market to the
(effect that th- Hurry caused a decline
in steel shares of approximately $l..
j Tn the three davs of the flurry near
ly one third of the trust's $r,'iO,(iiie,0 j )
of coi'im-.n stock was sold on tiie stock
! exeiiargo in ix vol. line that tlK
! prire was e;:rri''d to new low levels
'h is sh'iwii that th one hundred
; ni'i'.'or.s in d -;i'i'' represents tiie
i aiiK.ur.t of r.ioney i: is worth to the
I tri.sts to he oisti!Ti-d immntie frc ni
i the cvfTi'ior of the Sherman law.
i Nt thif:; has l.ai;ieia il to :iuli at;
i t!.r.' anyth'nir i wrong with the iti-
frin.-ie val-f of the steel pre perties.
! T?;.- mills -ri' uorhii: as usual, ai d
' ore in exactly the same stat" of oil": -
(try thev w.-r in t wo y-'a.s ago
?c v. as s
.: hs l.U.'i
va-er murk, i ne sunnKage came iw
ear.se of nmots that tl'c trust v:.s 'o
he pros c'it..d. aiel as the business
t. e real basin' ?s of the trust wns
ot iijur : U: ai'y way. the on-- hun-
!r d tniiii
. '-s nr.'
) !y reprrse'-its 'h'
list Stood to lose
l'-. The i-v i:t . f
i-,-1 i ' ii ef tl
ri.er wo - "..-. ' (
t n) a-ure of t lie
a he-!: t - ie.
'ii.U lie- -a -e w s
i:;so-;ilon under the
Si.etniati law. In
sl.riitkate serves as
value to 'he trust of
re tj;.. law. When
hit at. -tied the trust's
s'..ir s I'. It
s .o is i :
irnme'Ii. .''!. and thi.- ihil
simply as th.e result ef a
i ty re to he used '' th.e
a an i.r;!iinent for making
k e; down to th. 'ir real
;-h ; ;i e i.for e in rt of the
Irs or. the fnll of Ftc--1
iitean 'ttanlf-y of the lions-'
.' hi.!-, j.ist now is invest;-st-.
1 trust, t-aid that noth
!"! r '.'-:r.or.strafe the r. -
. ': ; r'.-o
; l ie s. t 'i:;
s;..i i: e the
v p -1 '.
of cufo- lug the anti trust lav.-.
--h ions." Mr. Stanley said.
t th- j-nson steel stocks fell
In d r.e'.li.'n d-!':;r is because the
was ot crjiirc ut.d-r an a-stimp-of
:u !r-.r.ity from prosecution un
the a: 'i rus- The instant
that immu.'.ity as threaten
s'otk ft'.!. The very inecuri:
cf f he I
'v ..3t i 3, CI 3
. shown, is suT.cie;.: reason for an tp- j
pi'.ca'icn of the law that will cmr-el j
the steiI miiliot.air s to put th' ir bus- !
ss on a rt-ro 1--gi'imate foundation, j
Oth rwi- thrir s-ockhclders will al
ways bo apprehensive, and thtir meih-
i ods open to
Thit it was this f. ar cf losing Its
Iicpt se to v .date the law which ceas-
e I ti c s:-el tr-s: -o suTtr is indicat
ed that the "1 n ek" in s'ocks applied
to r.o c"her s.Ncurit;-s For was there
any irdicaticr. cf a lessening cf the
demand for tl.- products of the trust?
Market ccn-'.itkr.s remained normal,
ihe stccks of scrrte of the n'.lroada in
Th- "steel ":rry" was proof posi-
'.e shrikae in stocks, un-
d - the ccr. siticr;. named, reveals that
-ht s-tecl trust's Iiccr.se to ignore the
lav,- is worth a
hundred million dol-
Irs to tie
MRS. THOMPSON EDIT PAGE
"I see the mistake and mischief of
that mental intolerance which re
sents difference of opinion as sin,
and now recognize that an identical
spiritual life may exist under a di
versity of forms."
Dear Mrs. Thompson: I am 20
years old and work in a Btore. The
proprietor used to bring me boxes of
candy and I didn't Beo any special
harm In that, but recently b,e has
asked me several times whether there
was anything I needed in the way of
clothing. Although I get a 6mall
salary and need a great many things,
I told him I did not need anything.
Please tell me what to say to him.
If your employer approaches you
apain on this subject, tell him that
if he will give you an advance in
salary you will not need to ask any
thing of anybody. If he does not do
this and annoys you further, seek
Dear Mrs. Thompson: 1. Please
tell me the meaning of the picture
of the three horses'
heads. 2. If j
of the three
horses' heads is "Pharaoh's Horses"
and the original is a painting by
Rosa Bonheur. It has no particular j
meaning. (2) When a president re-
signs, the vice president usually J
From the Scrlbner Press. The
ceedingly w ell named reminiscences I
. .v .v, A:
of the south before and during thei
war, and of New York after it,
"Recollections, Grave and Gay;"
Ernest Thompsch Seton's account,
charming in txt and picture, of his
(canoe journey into northwest Brit
! ish America, "The Arctic Prairies;"
1 Professor Frank F. Abbott's vitali-
nation of Roman character and life,
"The Common People of Ancient
Home;" and an exceedingly valuable
sociological study by the late Ray
M. McConrrell. Ph. Dd . "Criminal
Responsibility and Social liestraim."
In the line of fiction the hcrihners
publish in October two volumes of
short stories. "Interventions" by!
Georgia W. Pnngborn. and "Ship's '
' . .... . '
I ( !;,I.;iIlY ' bv V. . Jacobs. Kdltll
Wharton's novel, "Ethan Frome
Maurice Hewlett's ".Song of Renny,"
The Field of Literature
Arthur Train's "The Confessions of; me p.ot ot tnouen nouse is au
Artemas Quibble of the New York j solutely iniiqiic and in realism, in
liar" and that charmirisr little book ) ardor, in f iseii:;. t ion. the story is
l.-y his wife,
"or.," appeared in late
Success for October. The combine i
Success Magazine and the National:
iVst" for October contains an opti- j
ui'.stic arti.le by Albert 1-M wards, '
"Some Lessons from 1'ar ,'iv.a" lc
FTibirm the goverrnrPtit's sitceess ;n
P. J.araa. not only in coiif-triictine
til.' r.'.r.al, but also in conducting the
railroad, the department stores and
the restaurants. In "The Protec
tion of Nursing Mothers i;i Indus
try" Mary H--on Yorse shows how
Kurope is solving the problem of in
fant mortality in ind'
ities. Howard Bru
i."8 a Timely politieal article, Thi
Sneeciies r-f W'oodrow Vih-'.n'' and
; Amos I'inchct in "The iieriprocity :
: Illusion" points out the injast ices
! i" the Canadian pact. Orison Swctti
I MBrden'B article is entitled "Seli-i
' Itpii'-Ki!" a-nd there is an editorial !
r.nalysi;- r.f President Taft ei.t it l-'d
"The Man on the L'd." The nrtioti !
! list includes "A Cirl cf the Thirty
ALLEGED BORGIA IN
PLEA OF A MISTAKE
New Orleans, I.a.. Serf. 3- An-
' nie Crawford, accused of the mur
der of her sister. Elise, by putting ! came here later, but I was unable
(opium in her food, was hold withoutjto take care of l:t-r. Elise was al
j bail in th- city criminal court. The' waV6 Interfering When I would
, theory of the police is that Annie j tfcH Gertrude to do this or that Elise
V , Z f,- , pc,'POBr'us "rsi
Y' -.y f .j . .i r V .top (rft n frr1 Viar
. ',. i
Agnes, all of whom died within Cve:But th!g ,B cct why T gave her the
: Members of the family said Aricie ;
i insisted that she alone attend her ;
I parents and two Fisters when they ;
j fell ill, and she alone administered
jail the medicine. When Elise want
! ed her aunt to nurse her Annie pro-,
i tested. Elifse comrdained that the
-rcr, l.r hr tn. wa hitter I
. ---v. r- - - " - - (
Mrs. Robert Crawford, an aunt, saidj
whatever food others gave to Elise
was given without Annie's knowl-j
edge. In her confession Annie said;
that she gave Elise three half grain
morphice tablets in capsules, mis
taking them for calomel and soda.
"Why did you not call the doctor
and tell him about it?" 6he was
"I thought she would get ever it,
and my aunt would not do anything
to me. I was afraid of her." '
In explaining her dislike for her
"' - :..
W f &
steps In and fills the chair, but as
each club has its own bylaws, you
could settle the dispute in question
better by finding out the rules of
this particular club. (3) The time
to plant trees is in the spring. Any
nurseryman can tell you about it.
Dear Mrs. Thompson: I am engag
ed to be married to a young man
who has a rich father, but who has
never made good himself. He went
to college and studied journalism but
he does not seem to be inclined to do
that nor anything else. I love him.
but I sometimes think I ought not
to marry such a man. Please advise
me what to do. BETROTHED.
If you feel that your love will be
deep and lasting enough to overlook
this man's faults, marry him. but
the tone of your letter leads me to
believe you would not continue to
respect a man who is depending on
his father's money instead of mak
ing his own way in the world. One
of the hardest things for any woman
to put up with is an idle man. My
advice, therefore, is to postpone the
marrlasre until he finds his place in
life, ar.d let him know why you are
Thoused," by James Oppenbeim;
"The Soul Machine" by Owen Oli
ver: "The Madonna" by George Mid
dleton; "Travels with a Junk-Man
in Arcadia' by Richard Le Gallienne
and "The Admirable Admirals" by
Wilbur Daniel Steele.
Amelie Rives' New Novel In LlDDin-
cotts The literary event of the month
,3 doubtless the appearance of a
powerful new novel by Amelie Rives
(the Princess Troubetzkoy ) , publish
ed complete in the October Lippin
cott's. Its title is "Hidden House,"
and the scenes are laid in Virginia,
as were thos. of the author's me
morable first s!: -cess, "The Quick or
the Dead." whi h was also brought
out in Lippincott's magazine. It is
not too much to expect that this new
invel will create an even greater
! lurore than did the earlier work,
! for it cannot he denied that to th3
princes' former bril'iaticy and
charm have ben added a depth of
feelir.ir. a sv-reliefs of touch and a
i . - : --.I.. : .. . . . I. 1. . .
": less ii"i ""
heart and its vagaries, which could
come only with added maturity.
liittt'lileKS. It will be interesting to
compare is ronula.ity with that of
the former work, of which hundreds
of thousands of topics have been
sr-ld. The recent substantial In-
cvc?3P in si7s- or the magazine ar-
for,ls rflon, tor n rrratr number of
j..hort steri-s than heretofore. These
for October are a diversified
with plenty of action and a goodly
prr.port'on of humor. Forbes Lind
say, the well-known writer and
traveller, contributes n striking pa
per on "Opport tin it ies for Ameri
cans in Panama." The financial ar
ticle this month is "Safe Methods of
speculation" bv Kdward Sherwood
Meade, Ph. D., a financial expert of
inteniPt ional reputation. In the
auto!!ioh!!e depa.-tment, conducted
bv Churchill Willvims, the stibject
trrcted this month is "The Car on
Poems by George Syl
vester Yiererk, Clinton Scollard,
Ktbel Colson .and other well-known
singers and seme clever miscellany
by John Kendrirk Ifcuigs. Ellis O.
Jones and ethers, complete this
sister Elise. she said: "After my
J mother died and we broke up house-
!9pinp my el,1est s!ster took Ger
trueie, toe youngest sister, ana .ns?
and I began boarding. Gertrude
would always tell me to mind my
own business. She would go weeks
at a time without speaking to me.
morphine. It was a mistake.'
Sept. 30 in American
iciv vt- - t--i.
r- , . t
iiwe enaea. il uvuna juij v.
1904 George Frlsbie Hoar, United
States senator from Massachusetts,
died; born 1S2T.
130&-Pearys arctic shin, the Roose-
Telt, arrived in New York harbor.
Frederick Russell Burton, com
poser, whose Indian cantata "Hia
watha," produced la 1S1S, made
him a well known figure in the
musical world In America and
abroad, died; born 1S61.
L10 Win alow Homer, famous Amer
ican pzinter, died; born 1S34.
Br XVMCAJ ft. SMITH
PERT PARAGRAPHS. j
'& never can properly enjoy our- '
selves because we are always '
waiting for a more convenient season !
Tvhen things will be more advanta- '
A bad man is judged by the court
he gets before. i
Missing the target Is a sport that the
unambitious never enjoy. j
We hear a lot about going to the '
devil, but nobody has sent even a pie- !
rare postcard to 6ay he has arrived j
Some women try so hard to be beau
tiful that they entirely forget how to
Nothing is more hopeless than the j
man who thinks he is going to reform !
some day. j
Being a nuisance Is the specialty of j
most of the people that we don't like.
The habit of having birthdays is one
that people dislike the more they in
dulge in it
A good company is known by the
man it sends out.
There is no use in swearing, but then
nobody swears for use.
Sometimes a bluff refuses to answer
after it has been called.
Jack and Jill went up the bin.
And at the top they tilte 1.
Jill came down all safo and sound.
But poor Jack he was jilted.
"What is meant by overreaching
"It Is grabbing for the last piece of
cake and upsetting your ice cream
when there was only enough to go
around at the start"
Why They Split.
"I hear the Browns have separated."
-What's the matter?"
"Too much prosperity.
"Brown struck it rich?"
"No; Mrs. Brown inherited $2,000.
and she wanted to buy on automobile,
and Brown wanted mining stock."
"Look out for the man who is so
anxious to sympathize with you in
"He will probahly want to cure you
of it at so much per."
"The world is all a fleeting shoTr.M
"Yes, and just see what a price it
charges for admission."
I'd like to know why people ask
me so many fool questions. "
"Are you annoyed that way?"
"They probably think it is the only
kind you can answer."
Hoeing In the Garden.
"I thought you dida't like to wori
"Tbi Isn't work."
"I'd like to know why it isn't."
"Cause nobody told me to do it
The Better Way.
The war clouds that ar rlstrj
Are nothlnic hut a bluff.
We've had tr.oush of fgCtinK-
The rport 13 far too rogh.
The modern line of Ktafsrr.eo
Who run th ehlps of state.
Instead of burning powder.
Will pause to arbitrate.
Though Germany may threaten
And France may make a fac
And England may ft-t bus
And put Its gun In place
And Uncle gam may offer
To mix up with Japan,
When it comes down to can
They'll use a different plan.
When people knew re btter
Thy might have been excused
For rushlcg into battle
And getting torn and bru'jrf,
E'Jt what's the ue of culture
In which e take d'-!!fht
If men mtuft kl!I their neighbors
To prove that they are rignt?
War Is a grand J ack r.umber,
Kot fitted for our day.
A savage jntght p-irsrje It. "
For be was rats-! that way.
But people wro know bette-
Ar.d who have teen the '.,'. t
Gh3':l ! r.ot !n thee good ages
kie ff&t'tr.s for a flgr.t.
Don't waste your money buying
plasters when you can get a bottle of 1
Chamberlain's liniment for 2Z cent3. A
piece of flannel dampened with th'3
liniment is superior to any plaster for
lame back, pains in the side and
chest, and much cheaper. Sold by all
A State Secret By Arthuf Fearson.
Copyrighted. 1911. by Associated Literary I'u-.i-au.
It was my good fortune while a news
paper correspondent at Berlin to come
into the possession, of a slate secret.
I shall not make trouble', as I wouid
even at thhs late date, by giving it to
the world or telling how I came by
it, except to s.;y that I got it ftvui au
Ameri- un lady who was at that time
prominent in Berlin court soelcry and
who afterward married a general ia
the German army.
Nevertheless the imperial govern
ment knew that th' secret had been
divulged nud that ic was in my pos
session. How they made the discov
ery I hare never loaruo 1. There wus
a network of diplomats, news-paper
men, spies indeed, ail manner of per
sons, every one watching the other
and all working secretly. The mo
ment I became possessed of the infor
mation I refer to without waiting for
baggngeT went to a railway station
and started for Pari". I reached the
French capital without interruption.
On the way I thought out a phtn to
use ruy secret in a way that would
neither compromise rue or the lady
from whom I had received it. I re
solved to turn it in to a London Jour
nal to which I had at times sent Items
of news. But I remained ia Paris
twelve hours. This was fatal to my
getting clear of those whom the chan
cellor of Germany sent out to head
I was sitting in my hotel on the Ruo
Revoli waiting for a train to carry
me to Calais when I saw a man euter
whom I had once seen in the ante
room of au important ollioial of the
Germau government while we were
both waiting for nn audience. Fortu
nately I saw him before ho saw me,
or, rather, he did not see me at all.
It flushed through my mind that he
was after rue. that hi purpose was to
I KNEW IIK HAD "FIXED" TI1K OFi'.R ATOH.
arrest mo on a trumped up charge and
take mo bark to I'.erlin for trial. He
went up to the hotel oiUcp, doubtless
to Jtiquin? fur mo, and I slipped out
through u corridor leading to it back
It wan now evident that I was fol
lowed. Hut bv bow many persons?
I knew the Jeriuau chancellor's de
tectives were numberless aud tuat hoi
j wouid guard every aveouo by wlil -!i i
I might esoape him. lie know that 1
was a journalist and that the W't i
likely mart for the news I possessed i
was London. Then-fore I was sure to !
ti- tracked to tb Iirifish capital. I j
must change my plan. I must go ,.- '
the I'laoe 1 would be least likely to
go. ThotiL'li I ai'i an .m'rie,-;!, I ;
would not be expected to go to Amerl- j
cn. because at lei'st a w-.-k wmi'd I t
required for nie to gH there. &ml food
j Ir je-vsja pcrs rrow-s cui'j f j 1 1 1 k...
j Ni.'vert In-less I believed that my se
j cret would keep a'l thtit ti'ii" ui!ess
voiiii- new development in (he situation
j should occur. At any rate, I felt sum
i that I would not be permitted to curry
lor send my news t' Mnglntid. and if
I wpt1? to ue ir at ii'l I mtit tHhoj
tirie to "shake" my f Hover-'.
Ieonrtiiig fn.tii my hotel on Hue
RIvoH, I turned Into the Ku d'AI:-er,
tbenco int.? Hue St. llouore, from
whlrh I pursued my way to a botile- I
vard. Within n r.ot her hour I win on
n tri'ln K.;imi:rf f- r Cherbourg atid.
having pitrchfied :i new.-pap. r, looked
through the sidvertis -iiieirt. till I saw
that a fhip would sail from there to
New York withiu a few hoiirtt afcr
I was Htandlnrt on' deck Just as the
ship was about to caPt off when a cab
CHf.'ie lloketv Hr.!;t to-.vard tiie d c:. A
man got out, threw a f 'In at the en'- j
man and just snre. t in getting
aboard rts the vessel left the dock. I
Something told H;e that ho Yr.it from j
Berlin nd tht h- wvs after nie.
Whether be bad been se.,t to watch I
thct par'icular teru' r or bad got n j
my trtiek j don't know.
At that time the oj-.'ea tckpTapt
bnd Just beiruti to hn put "ll oce:i
l!uer.s. end I was deSisrh'.I to so; that
there rn an apparatus oi t!j(- te.jiri- r
on whh-h I Faded. As a-; I lis-J
sef-nred a stateroom triere nrc always .
i-tar'oDi I f over on hte ir' ';!M that '
can be nal ror an extra consider'. Ton- ,
I lounted up to the wlrej.fj; oKi.-e ant,
the door being open, stool looking in
at tho operator, who tvat r nd.ug a
rnesi'ig. I had not l.'-en there live
minutes before thi- man who had -u
the a-t j.a-ser.ger to gt-t fibo' ."I came
along. Our eyes ruet. ti.d I knew, ha
Le knew, that be Lu.I s.ott'd h'.t u:m.
Even if Lis mantier bad t;M bet.-ii;. id
L!m I should have known that be was
after me from Lis com'i.g as soon im
f-OH-ible to the wirelcii otZvr- to Le;-J
me off from :..cuCLaa my w-r-sage.
I was greatiy C aappointed. On land
I should have t;,e t. d to be refused
at any telegraph oClee; at sea I le
IieveJ I would have no trouble in eed
Uil a wlrtleas. There waa c.tlur. tn t
prevent my ?endi::g my message from
the sto-m.er except this m;:i who w.ta
following me. I knew he wou'd move
heaven and earth to previ :-t r;e. It
would be a war if w ts Ictwicu him
There wore m.tny ways in which he
could -top ;.o. lie miuhi i 1; :t i.v' mo
with b-i-.'g a f,:-'uive from justice;
he might make it np;e.:r that I h;id
stolen u.ot.y or sotiie art I. do from him;
bo luiuhl cveu murder n.c. What ;t
my life worth compared with tho in
terests of ;ia cmptre? And .i:l,l not
his sovereign lx iudick-til ly powerful
to protect him if he were implicated
in my taking off? Suppose I t.h.d to
seud my message at sea. Would he
not wire confederates In New York to
arrest me on arnvul cu auy charge, he
chose to invent?
lie went Into the wireless otiice and.
telling the operator that he wished
to send a private tnesago, t-liut tho
door. When be came out 1 knew by
the look ou his face that he had
"rlxed" the operator. Having doue so,
he "entj, away aud left me five to
seud all the messages the young mau
would trttusmit for me.
To test the latter I entered his of
fice and asked him to send a imbued
for me. lie made no ol jc -tt ui. aud I
dictated a mcss.'ice to au iiu.: binary
person. In my profession 1 Und found
occasion to send telegraphic messaged
myself and had learned the Morse al
phabet. I knew tit oi.ct that the oper
ator was simply clicking his key with
out sending my lae-i-ngo. Neverthe
less I pretended not to suspc-t him
and paid his clmrge.
I bung around that oflb p. studying
the working of the instrument aud e--pe
"hilly the lock on the door. 1 watclusl
for three days for un opport auity to
get a wax iaiprcsMou that would eu
alile me to tnako a key, but the opera
tor uever left his office without locking
the door und was tvver a way very
long nt n time. I of'.ea stootl ou deck
at night watching tho spark over thn
otllce whea be was sending a dispatch,
longing for Just live minute at the
What method the detective hnd used
with the operator 1 did not know, but
It was effective. I became acquainted
with Pick everybody culled the opera
tor Dick and used all my diplomatic
skill to lintl out how I could outbid my
rivnl, but failed signally. I hinted at
n way be might make $oO0. I could
see an amused look on bis face. I did
not possess the means to bid any
higher, and, bidding us I wnn nguiust
the emperor of (Jermtmy, money wan
not a factor of the problem.
We had been five days out, and I
had accomplished nothing. I knew
that my shadowor must have" sent a
mess.igt- to New York that would in
some way put me in limbo on arrival.
IHy only hum e to outwit him wus to
find nome means of leaving the ship
before him on the day of nrrlvnl.
The stateroom opp7sltt mine win
occupied by an old lady win curried
w ith her a traveling look. I lay
awake one night listening t Its tick
ing, und it brought lee u possible so
lution. I must steal Unit clock. TbU
was mil dill'niuit, f"i- th" ohf billy's
stateroom door was seldom locked
and every day wii-i hooked open. 'I ht
evening before we reached port I
purloined the timepiece Then 1 went
about looking for a !'o. Having found
one, I put Ihe clock In II, nailed on tU
lid und put ii fictitious address on il.
1 llilllig th" eaptalti alone in his room,
I took the b- to him ami lol.J bitii
that It bad bei n given to me by a uiau
whose sanity I su'-tie.ted, lo be de
li.ered to th-- addii'-e on it la New
York. lie bad told ln that it contain
ed family Jewels of gn-.if. value, but
I b;nl recently heard a ticking In It
and fearid It contained a bomb t.J
blow up t he e)i i p.
The cfiptalu, aghast, jroposed lit
orn e lo hci ee it overboard, but I sug
gested that if he did so and d'Ktroyc.l
a fortune In Jewel Ie- would be held
rc"i'"ir-ilile. ' Us sta ger-d him.
"ii. w v.-o.r i it do," r .-eked, "to
I i it. th" box lu a boat and t w It at
the end of u long rope?"
"The vi ry thing." be e.rchiln.ed.
It w t midnight, and we were off
Montiuk I'olnt. The cjipMiIri ordered
a boat lowered wl'ii thf box in 1!
and the rope pnjed out. Ifo fbe.'l
v-.ent to hi; cal lo nn l to sleep, wlille f
hid myself on ih- k and when iliwri
came jiulled lu i!ie bout - It required all
my strength and Just before passing
a steamer cfmt looe. I eiiught the at
tention of the k1 timer and was taken
aboard. She was hound for I'.o-ton.
nnd the vame evening from there I
cabled my lu'r ;ge to a Louden nnws
'inper. The ri'-xt tuitiii:'; the wr.rld wns
Kf-irt'cd ;it the news tb'it 'leriruinv nrol
l!i-lfi were iri t k Intr n d"al to nppro
pr!;;e a larg- idl- e cf Afrlnn te-.
rlfory ttnd bvi V It. e publl -ptlon
of the nev.-s ! --ite.-l tic proje-t,
vrhi'll WoetH sijre'y lire eau"'-J Q
Th'rt I bad fo-n'-h'd the i.owa wn
known to fp'.'v ri f'.v pmr.-;!;:ent Jour
Lulls'". 1 !' M'ob- Fey f',rf';ii".
I sort hack th- ' 1: I h,: l borrow
ed. V.-'.tli a l lelr. e f r."'"jt l.e-'dH.
is I. o a r.f , f lojhi ri-'s at
lo( :-'::fy h. i-iing, Tt.lrd
;,v.-; ;k r.;.d Kb !." f t hi ::;: f,
! oMhea ,f of .. ;. ; ';, ! e-a
Jx pf.rt t..ei.t nt', re Thir ! aM
fj!;e eitrii'.'i: Shan. p,o'n v.
l.-'jirdreKniri', f;.'-;,-i 1 i.ia;.h.'(ge,
a', l i" I . g, i , W't- guafri
Fce ti.f-to.r. Hair work
j-'i.'n prompt a ; t.-r. t i-.n. fho'.c
!7. Hours a r,. to 0 p. m.
Opin i'atun.ay .-. r.'ngs ';ritil
9. Kvt-i:i;.g houra by appolnt-mer.t.