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THE EVENING WORLD, FBIDAY, JUNE 2, 1922. Will NeverDi EDUCATOR NDR0WNS IN BATH. Coronrr (iltr.t Wrdlrt of Snlclile on W. I,. Arrj. Ainl 71. SYRACUSE, June 2. W. Lansing Avery, seventy. one, retired high soli so! I'rlnclpnl. waa drowned In a bathtub At tin home of his daughter, Mrs. M. V. Keytoil yesterday, Mr. Avery Imd buuii Principal In high head under the water until he lost con sotousneBa, The Coroner gave a verdict BY JOHN HUNTER MAKING, PAYS THE HIGHEST PRICE ft ot suicide. A5TORY FOR THE YOUNSOF HEART COOVBICiHT TMR MCLUad NCWtPAno iYMDIClTB. NEW YORK. BEHINDTHE TIMES IN GAS Nf if '.fe. ft V IS CIIAPTE1! TIL (ConUnusd.) A 0NT ELLA, came downstairs the next morning and found Constance and Audrey, white faced and vran. In the garden. "Tou people look as though you s haven't been to bed all night," she said. Constance shot ft warning glance at her. "It Is probable that early rising doesn't agrco 'with us," she observed. Audrey turned away and walked slowly Into the house. "What Is It?" asked Aunt Ella. "Harkness has given Audrey up," replied Constance, quietly. "So don't refer to him In any, way, will you, when she Is about?" Aunt Ella regarded Constance curi ously, hesitated a moment, and then said: "Connie, you don't like Hark ness, do you? I mean, you didn't like him before this occurred. Why?" "I did not like Harkness because I had met him several times before he came hore." "Met him!" Aunt Ella's voice was tinged with surprise. "But you dlci not say so. Neither did he." "No." Constance paused, then said: "I will tell you what I know of Hark ness, and then you will realize ex actly why I am not sorry he has given Audrey up. To begin with, he Is a member of the Eros, and a member Tan could well do without. Ho Is notorious as a reckness gambler and a dangerous man In every way. His father is the great steel magnate, and Harkness has treated him shame fully. The man Is recognized every where as a waster and a rotter." "Bid he lose his mother when he was young?" asked Aunt Ella, quietly. Constance looked at her with . amazement. "Yes," she said slowly. "I believe she died when he wau a baby In arms." "Ah!" Aunt Ella had a curiously Judicial air. "His father Is a stern man, wholly centred in his work, no doubt" "Ho has come reputation for hard ness,' said Constance, uneasily. "The eon inherits' his nature In part." "I have gathered already that he is a man of exceptional will-power, ' sold Aunt Ella calmly, "What he did last night has told me that." "What do you mean, Ella?" Con stance's tono was sharp. "Sometimes, Connie, the people who sit and watch the stream of life flow past them have more oppor tunity of correct observation than thoso who fight and struggle In that stream. I am one of those who watch. I think I have seen the truth more clearly than you have. That man Harkness loves Audrey." Constance roused herself as though frcm a reverie. "Harkness, as you know him Is the product of his bringing up. Am (1 right, Constance?" "You mny be," admitted Constance dlflldently. "I am," asserted Aunt Ella. "I think you should go to Harkness and ask him to tell you the truth, and if tlio truth Is that he loves Audrey, as I am ccrtuln he loves her, then you Should bring thorn together." "Impossible!" protested Constance "The mnn would ruin her." Aunt Ellu smiled gently. "Instead, she would save him," she said. "Has that never occurred to you, Con stancy?" Constance shrugged her shoulders "You do not know Harkness as' 1 know him," she muttered. "I tell you he Is a devil nothing else. He .ruined young Kllfuno. He has all but ruined Curteret. You don't know what you say, Ella." "All right," Aunt Ella's face Wore a look of resignation. "But I would ask. you to remember, Connie, that Audrey and Harkness love each other as, I believe, a man and woman can love but once In ull their lives. And you cannot kill such love as that, Sho turned toward the house, but Constance pu' out her hand and seized her arm. Then she told her of the Connlngton interview. Aunt Ella reflected, and answered non-commlttully. "What do you Intend to do?" "He Bald that Audrey would And out about the Eros, sooner or later, I had never thought of that. She will, of course." 4 Aunt Ella nodded. "She mustn't find out yet." All Constuncc's agitation was obvious In her speech. "Audrey must go away 10 uourncmoutn or Torquay, or some where like that, for a little while. "I am going to the Eros this ator. noon," said Constance. "And I will bo there all the evening. You might speak to her while I am away. Sug gest Morquay 10 ncr. 'men, ir pos sible, you could start to-morrow." "I will do so," said Aunt Ella. They walked together to the house After lunch Constance caught train to London, and Aunt Ella, as r was her usual custom, -went upstairs for a brief rest. Audrey found herself alone, and as she sat by the window she felt she must do something or lose her reason. And then an Idea oc ' curred to her. , ' ' Rho would go to town. She dressed and slipped from the coiiage. hne caught a train very quickly and soon she was standing on tne pavement outside Charing Cross Station; She hailed a 'bus and stenned aboard. Sbe opened her purse. All the CHARACTERS CONSTANCE BRENT, divorced; Lonaon. AUDREY BRENT, her dauchter. tincnt, ignorant of her mother's AUNT ELLA, who favors Audrey's JIM HARKNESS, son of a steel magnate, but a philandering ne'er-do- well, given to gambling and racing. His closest woman fnena is LOIS DENBIGH, an acttcss, who really loves him but respects his love for Audrey. Audrey docs not know that she is the daughter of LORD CONNINGTON, British statesman, who has divorced her mother sixteen years before the story opens. Harkness, to protect Audrey, tells her he does not love her and she, for the moment, encourages the attentions ot SIR RICHARD PRESLOW, nephew of Connington, who, knowing u:. ...i-- J..! i : u:. j u. ...:l i- us uncic a ucauc iu iciidiiii ins to bring about a marriage with AUDREY SOBBED OUT HER STORY ON HER MOTHER'S BREA8T. money she had with her was a few' shillings! Audrey stammered something and Jumped from the 'bus. Her mother was In business some where In the West, and that business was certain to have a tolephono num ber. She went Into the Strand post of fice and looked at a telephone direc tory. "Brent, Mrs. Constance 978A South Audley Street." Audroy walked from the office and hailed a taxi. "878A South Audley Street." she told the driver. "The Eros Club, miss?" Audrey hesitated. "I that Is tho tfddrcss I want," she said, wondering It she had made a mistake. "Mrs. Brent." "All right, miss." Tho taxi slipped away Into the traffic T HE front door of D78A South Audley Street was opon, and beyond It was a quiet, greon-batse-coveredj door with a letter-box In It, and a very small brass plate adorning Its otherwise Plain surface. Audrey studied the brass plate. "The Eros Club." A man.Nrrvnnt n n r- m , k v. . - h..u V.U HID UVlli and his face was the Incarnation or retiring discretion. "I want to see Mrs. Brent." An. drey quite expected the man to tell her she had come to tho wrone nd- dress, and when he stepped to one side to allow her to enter sho felt a shock cf surprise. "I will tell her, madam," he said. "What name?" "Miss Brent." "Yes, madam. Will you wait here?" The servant found Constanco In tho cara-room. "Miss Brentl" Constanco echoed the name, as the servant Informed her of Audiey's ar rival. Bhe walked slowly from the room, Audrey looked up and saw her. "Hello, mammal You sec, I have found out whero you hide yourself when you come to town." Constance Brent did not answer at once. The triviality of tho happening which had brought Audrey to the Eros only served to emphasize tho futility of her planning and scheming. "I had no Idea It was a club, mamma," continued Audrey. "I Im agined you had some sort of bhop. What Kind ot club Is It? Am I per mltted to venture' any farther inside?' Constance retlocted. Sho decided that the boldest course would be the wisest. "You may come up for a few mln utcs," she said. "But don't stay, bo cause Aunt Kiln will be anxious. How much money do you want?" "Just enough to carry me on until I get home, answered Audrey. C'onblance gave her some notes and led the way upMnln. Audrey was ob viously ImpiobKi'd by tho daintiness ot the room and tho undoubted quality of Its occupants. ConBtnnco Introduced btr to one or two of the women! 1 IN THE STORY. proprietor of a gambling club in who has been educated on the Con life and business and chaperoned suitor, met at Monte Carlo. uaugiuci, jiiuia wiui ills mumCr Audrey. Iectlng them with care, 'and then Au drey left. 1 At tho corner of Mount Street she paused. The afternoon was emerging Into early evening, and she remem bered that sho had had nothing to eat since lunch tlmo. CHAPTER VIII. A MAN came down the steps of a houso some distance along Mount Street, turned, saw Audrey, and stood still for a moment. Ho was Sir Richard Pres low, and tho house was Lord Con nlngton's. Preslow lifted his' hat. Good evening, Miss Brent This Is pleasant surprise. What are you thinking sq seriously about?" "As a matter of fact, I was wonder ing where the nearest tea-shop Is." "I was Just heading. for ono," lied Preslow easily. "Shall wo havo tea together?" I shall be delighted," sho an swered. Would If be Impertinent of me If I suggested that wo went to a show this ovenlng, Jf you, are Btaylng In town?" ho asked. , "We could choose some Jolly musical piece. Say you'll come." Audrey wondered whether she should go. "I am really cxpocted at home," she said. "My aunt will bo anxious about me. I had Just left my mother when you met me, und she whs under the Impression that I was catching the next train to Sovenoaks." Preslow smiled away the objection 'That can be easily arranged. Tele, phono your motner ana wire your aunt. I think you arc going to say yes," he said. "Mow, where shall we go? The Jolliest tning in town at pres ent Is the show at the Arcadian Don't Tell Your Husband.' Pretty dresses, music, good jokes and every. thing." An essentially feminine desire seized Audrey us sho reflected on ull this. She wanted to see this woman and study her. She steadied her agitation and spoke very calmly. "It will be great fun," she an swercd; and tried to persuade herself that she meant it. Preslow booked tho seats, and thoy left the teashop. They turned up towards Oxford Streot, and as they did go Audrey came to an abrupt standstill. Walking toward them, on tho same side of tho road, was Jim Harkness Preslow glanced quickly at Audrey. Harkness looked up and saw them. His eyes rested on Audrey's face for a moment, and there was an un spoken question In tho look. Then he lifted his hat and passed on. Preslow acknowledged the salute stiffly. She wondered at tho hostility ot It. Preslow was wondering also. "Curious thing meeting that -fellow Hnrkness," he said Indifferently. "Yes?" Audrey answered almost listlessly. "Do you know him?" "I know of him." answered Prealow Tim answer roused Audrey to In terest. "Why tho distinction?" she asked. Preslow shrugged his shoulders. The movement conveyed mors than a little. Audrey felt vaguely uneasy, mere is no need to know a per son because you know of him," said Prealow. "In fact, in this cose, the more one knows the less one feels In clined to know." He laughed slightly. "I'm afraid I know very little about him," she said, "but I thought him very nice." Preslow eyed her searchlngly. Her attempt to appear at case did not deceive him. Was It posslblo that she loved Harkness? He asked e quick question. "Whero did you meet him?" He expected Audrey to tell him that It was at the Eros, but her answer, while It surprised him, strengthened his conviction that she was In love with Harkness. "At Lucerne. He stayed at car hotelt then cam on to Monte Carlo with us." "Ah! Monte Carlo." Preslow was almost soliloquizing. "I can Imagine he would go there." They reached a telegraph office. Audrey handed In her wire and came over to Preslow. "Now for the park and the flow ers," he said. It, Is probable that Harkness'a senses were stunned whoa he first saw Audrey with, Preslow. He was In a desperate and dan gerous mood. From the time when he had driven his great racing car away from Audrey's gate at Knockholt to the time of this meeting with her and Preslow he had not slept. Yet he was not tired. Instead he was consumed with a resUess energy. Chance had led htm to Bond Street and tho path of Audrey Brent. Audroy had allowed Preslow to monopolize her at the Academy. Why Harkness thought of that he did not know, but it filled him with bitter resentment. He was torturing his soul, and she was dallying wltn -this emootn spoken, oily creature tie could have broken with one band. If sho had loved him as sbe had professed, sho would have been at home at that moment breaking her heart, as surely as he was breaking his. She had not cared. It had been a sham. At Bruton Street he halted Irreso lute, half-minded to turn down to South Audley .Street and go to the Eros Club. But there he could see Constance Brent, and then He decided it inlght be safer for the moment not to go. A "bus passed him, and on its side was the advertisement for tho Arca dian play which bad caused Audrey so much pain. "Ivols!" Harkness repeated the name to himself. He found a telephone booth and. ringing up the Arcadian, secured a box. A UDREY enjoyed neither the flowers In Regent's Park nor the very nice little din ner with Preslow after wards. The sight of Harkness had ruined the rest of the evening as far as she was concerned. The seats Preslow had secured at tho Arcadian were In the circle. The show was a good one, filled with bright music and clever dia logue. But Audrey heard very little ot It. Sho saw only one person In the wholo play, and that was Lois Den bigh. The girl was beautiful. Audroy was forced to admit It. And she was clever. Such a girl could never be empty-headed. The people who sold that Lois Denbigh was going to be the greatest of all musical comedy stars were not venturing on an unsafe prophecy. j.o me rig.-u or me auditorium a box was vacant. Half-way through the nrst act lis presences was forced on Audrey's notice. A man lounged Into it, and ono glance at his lean, dark race made her catch her breath. Jim Harkness had como to watch Lois Denbigh act. Audrey watched iab closely. To Audrey It seemed that all her smiles were for Harkness. Just before the end of tho act Au drey saw a uniformed attendant In the box and Harkness writing something on tne back or a visiting card. He handed the card to the attendant and the man vanished. As the curtain came down on the act and the lights went up for the interval the attendant returned. Harkness fol lowed him from the box. Audrey knew that Harkness had asked permission to see Lois between the acts. The curtain went up on the second net. While the house rocked with laughter Audrey sat still, her eyes fixed on the empty box. Harkness lolled back to his seat when the scene was half-way through. The comedy danced Its way to a conclusion. Harkness left hlo box again Just before the final scene be- gan. With Harknes.Vs going the theatro was empty to Audrey. "You nro Interested In our friend Harkness?" ventured Preslow, In an undertone. Audrey turned to him. "Yes, he ap peals to me." "As a good man?" There was the faintest suggestion of a sneer in Prcslow's volco. "I don't know," she said. "But was referring to his strength. He strikes me as a man who would never be at a loss." "You are perhaps right. But then Harkness has never done anything ukpiui in nis mo nas he? so it Is tiimcult to judge." "Useful!" Audrey pondered on It "Does that mean work?" "If you llko." agreed Preslow. Audrey felt she mutt defend Hark, ness. "Ho Is a wealthy nun. There Is no neeu ior mm to work." To Be Continued) (Continued from First Tage.) same time meet the requirements of New York City. On the contrary, they have con stantly fought every effort to main tain the 80-ccnt rate, and Anally have succeeded In defeating It In the Su premo Court. In 1910, the Publto Service Com mission gave the gas corporations an opUon to change from tho 22-candlo power or Its equivalent to a 660 Brit Ish Thermal Unit standard and If tho gas corpornuons wanted to reduce the number of units from 660 British Thermal Units, then the prico to the consumer should be reduced accord ingly. But the gas corporaUons did not avail themselves of this option. It Is plainly evident that if any effort had been made to reduce the standard of making gas to British Thermal Units, a much lower figure than 650 British Thermal Units could be made and a lower price to the publlo accordingly could be obtained. In making the 22-candlo power gad; New York uses approximately from 600 to 650 BriUsh Thermal Units, tho highest amount used anywhere. And what Is the reason? As set forth in the previous article. one ot the big items is that 'millions of gallons of oil fas are used In tho making of this costly 22-candle power gas. Over 200,000,000 gallons of gas oil were used in New York State an nually for the past several years. Out of a total of 687,000,000 gallons of oil used in the entire United States in 1913 over 211,000,000 gallons were used toy New York alone, and the money paid for this gas oil went to the same Interests that sell the oil. If this gas oil wore not used, the largest percentage of It could not bo utilized in any other way. PROGRESS ELSEWHERE IS LACKING HERE. Not since 1906, when the 80-cent gas law went into effect, has any effort been made by the gas corpora tions voluntarily to reduce the price ct gas to the consumer, and the present price of $1.26 to $1.50 is the highest in the United Stafcs, accord ing to population. As against this gross inertia on the part of tho gas corporations to conform with the progress of the times In New York State and city. out of forty-eight States, thirty have already adopted a British thermal unit standard, averaging from 475 td 660 British thermal units. Millions of gallons of gas oil are used In making the present costly candle-power gas, and the same in terests that are concerned in the manufacture of gas are also inter ested Mn the production of gas oil for malting It. Now as to other ctUes of the United States, new methods havo been developed wherein less of this costly oil gas is used, and prices have been reduced very materially. Among these methods Is the coke- oven process, which develops such tremendous by-products as to easily reduce the present costs one-half, and even more. Another process Is the Dayton process, which experts agree can be sold for approximately 45 centa a thousand cubic feet. Some of the startling figures as to tho coke-oven method of making go aro presented by the Bureau of Standards, which shows the manu facture of which has doubled between tho years of 1915 and 1918, and fifty times moro sold in 1915 than In 1898. In 1919, out of 322,000,000,000 cubic feet of gas produced in the United States, approximately 50,000,000,000 cublo feet was coko-oven gao. According to those authorities, "tho Lift A Ira! A XiaMlil'Wi'" ni W HimHTiii mil iiiit' imrn ---1 Increase and output of oil gas and water gas, although amounting to about 20 and 40 per cent., respective ly, between 1916 nnd 1918, have been much less than In the output of coke oven gas." According to the same authorities, "tho data accumulated show rather surprising variations from an average of 8 cents per thou sand In some States to as high as $1.76 per thousand. coke-oven gas a big factor IN LOWERING PRICES. "In the States where a fairly low average price Is reported this Is In variably the result of Including con siderable quantities of coke-oven gas, for Which the price at the ovens is reported Instead of the price delivered as publlo-utlllty supplies, as for cool gas, water gas and oil gas. "It will be noted that coke oven gas commonly sells for 0 or 10 cants par thousand, whereat coul gat, water gat and oil gat are told at an average for the whole country of 90 centt, or more recentl 90 centt to $1 (1918 fig ures). "All modern procsitet of rnak Ing gat yield by-producti, and In many professes the value of tha by-product It at great aa the value of the gat ittelf. "The principal by-products of gas works aro coke, tar, ammonia (In one or more forms), retort carbon and lampblack, light oils and naphthalene. All kinds of gas plants produce tar, but coke and ammonia aro produced only In coal-gas plants." As an evidence of tho enormous amounts of money for by-products that can be Bpcurcd from coke-oven gas, the following Is most significant: "The total production of coke In coal-gas plants is considerable, but both tho quantity and the value of the coke sold aro much smaller thjm those of coke made In coke-oven plants. "The quantity of coke told In 1918 from coal gat workers using retortt wat only 1,800,000 torn, valued at approximately $14,000, 000, but In the tame year 25,997, 580 tona of coke was made In coke ovana and represented a value at tha plant of $193,018,785." In tho aarrva year New York, out of Ita coal gaa planta produced only 502,000 tona of coka, the value of which waa a little over $1,000,000. If New York City had all coke-oven plants which produced In proportion to the figures mentioned, the gaa to the consumer could be made very cheaply at a figure so low as to bo startling. The gas corporation might answer mat it would not be able to dis pose of Its coke if all coko-oven plants were usea in thl3 city, but with the decreased freight rates the problem would be tho same old one of com merce taking the productfrom whero it Is plentiful to where it Is needed. The Bureau of Standards has this to say about it: "As pointed out, the development of coal-gas manufacture In this country, ns well as the use of by-product coke ovens for city gas manufacture, Is to a considerable extent dependent on developing adequate markets for tho coke. "With the demand for anthrnnltn lncreasnlg and the supply decreasing mem wm aouDuess bo a gradual in crease in tho use of coko as a substi tute for anthracite. 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