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B.biP.w?.- jr2 -MfflRi'jAi-.'ri m ... wmm .11 r? i i --' --.-... . r ' -r-t ' -"' . . .. 1 i; f . - i ' f ' N " f -i --- "r .. . v r v. - '&VffiiY MEMBER OF THE FAMILY CAN FIND' SOMETHING INTERESTING HERE TO- READ- c, .jw I mi ... ... irci A $a v $: SSt.l. ra liw ;,i THE .$? George Copyright, 1919, TnK STORY Tilt's FAR 5 'Lmw hein V W Prills r -"V-fe Jovm, oer .HtJOIf RENWICK, undor pcretary of fmMMv in lnna ami thB 3IARIMUKA HTRAIIVI. whom trhear on .Tun 1 1014. the th storv nrwnp. & conversation In rona pnTfn at Konnnlihr hftwfMi h German Kutner. Von Tlrnltz Htid the Atiatrtan Archduke In wLich tho 'Mutiny . f Europe" Is fipnlra. Rv The nact enteral Into Is df-Mtned to , awake In Archdukn and his morirnatlc , j .lfa. Sontat Chotek important t.Rurc In i Jtfr.f-nd of HoDhle, but htn ahe loarm Ayhftt I afoot aho realize-, that her tlrt jButy la to her country and the Austrian rs-ftwmarch rranz .ToW While ah Is r- t , 'irariintc io mm. jienwicic m lummnsr ni fc -titrred trust and. Informing hl chlf EC ThH mean an catranKemtnt between HukIi HKRH IMT. chief of the AuMrUn Rrrt Service I til m red In rharcQ nf thitt country'a affHlra. with orders to thwart linv Til ami tn mve Ihn Archduke. Who YA Fm been ordered murderej In KarHJeo . rtPT.us i.nitlT. tlin '!(" if the "fi11 .German hecret service, la on the trull to -?.r rlrriimwnt Ihrt nmnARPd nSaBlna tloil. RW lluh Ilenwlck. reli-HRd from hla oltlclal ; igl duties. I t JtarlKhKa'i" nortlce. .Ho.ll 1 '-V nl UOni2, IIV ll" mwiunn .uniirimn from Wlnrtt. promises to do all hi his owr.r to sav tne ArcnntiKe nnu nounit nit not to relpase Ills fair urlsoner H n Ia1 HiannwhlU In In VVltlilr'a tVUlAr Again In Vienna. Renwlck Is releasoil nd Immediately sets out for Sarajevo. But he Is constantly dossed by a tall In dividual In black. CHAPTER XI (Continuc.1) W! THEN Rcnnlck renched tho Rarage and talked w Ith the proprietor, a y"?' Hungarian whose Gennan was almost prapSi negligible, the man or the cotton iim vfifv' brella abandoned the doorway which he had been darkening with his shadow And shuffled forward awkwardly. "If you will permit me," he said olemnly. "I speak the Hungarian quite well'. I should be glad to interpret your wishes." I The man's Impertinence was reallv admirable. Itcnwick's desire to get for ward on his long journey made hint Im patient of obstacles. He shrugged , "Very well. then. Tell him I mut , have a machine and chauffeur to take We to Sarajevo bv way of Urod. I rill n.iv hlfti hnnrlKnmelV and In ad- I Vance. I must tracl today and all night. 1 must reach Sarajevo In the morning." "Ach. so," said the stranger, and Ilenwlck listened to the conversation that ensued, endeaorlns by the light of his small knowledge of the language to make out what was haid But he was lost In the maze of consonants. In a moment the Interpreter turned with a smile. ! Is pom There ls a machine ' This man will drive himself. The price Is two hundred kioner and the petrol "Thank you That is very good. I must leave within half an hour." i Jlpnwlek nroducod money, the sight of which brought about an amazing activity on the part or tne garage man Renwlck strolled to and fro outside, alternately smoking and watching the preparations for departure, while the mAlanntmlv rlnnl Rtnnil lrnnllllT Itnon his k't nmhrellj. In thfi doorway. What was he waiting for? Uenvvlck thought that he had made his Intentions eumclently explicit. At last, his impa tience getting the better of him, he stop ped bcfoie the man with the umbrella "I am greatly obliged to you for jour kindness. But. J on understand, I got on alone." The man In black regarded him blandly. 'That Is not a part of the arrange ment," he said. "What do you mean?" "That I am to go with jou." "I asked ou to maka no such ar rangement." , , "It is a pity that perhaps I misunder stood." . . .. Renwick angrily approacnea tne gar- sm' age owner and tried to make him un- awS' derstand. but he only proceeded with hla'work with greater alacrity, bowing and pointing to the man in the door- P.r WBV W . -'vn observe," said the tall man. RK..i,r"tnat you will only complicate mai- jrwii f ters." ft6r.. Renwick glared at the other, but he S&SsJP- returned tho look with an impudent r-rv?vi AnmnMii,r nnH TJunwIrW. in fpnr nf losing his self-control, at last turned away. Nothing was to be gained by this f-S controversy. After all, what difference tflw did the fellow's presence make? As a " i "-aource of danger he naa aireauy proven himself a negugiDie quaniuy so im-h-wlck with an ill grace at last acquiesced, and within an hour they were on their way, crossing the Danube and turning to their right along a rough road by the Fruska mountains. Tho first nccldent happened before tbe machine reached sarengrau, a oiow W out which made another tire a necessity Sa The second, n, broken leaf of a spring. lsET which made rapid trav el hazardous But j&. It was not until nightfall. In the midst 'l555 of a desolation of plal-. that carbutetor 1r trouble of a most disturbing character iKil developed Ilenwlck paced up and down. EM .i onering aavice anu suggestion ana men SVl-Bwearing In all the languages he knew W, .fir" hut the chauffeur only shrugged and t sputtered, while the tall man gurgled ' uaoothlngly. An hour they remained there whAn fanfirllr'a nallAlten Vipeflmft PT- !K? 'hausted, and he gave way to the sus- jy-Sfc iplclon wlilcn naa ior some nine uumeu i?? rhim. tnat in pair oi ineiu c ju 3&j 'aplrlng to delay him upon his way. &5. M nnmn nn hphlnd the tall man who M.1 4"was bending over the open hood of the MX Tear, and catching him roughly by the VM .ihA- Rwiinfr htm around and faced him iWR. tiL"CL'.V.. " IfX'5 "I've' had about enough of thl," he f"Wff .aald. "Either that car moves in nve HSfrTt .minutes or one oi you win oe nun. ftL v. ... ..a 1.1. V.on tnt q-H hln nil.t TIB IIIUCU Ills lia vw... ..... ,.vu..w. ? '.to draw his weapon but his wrist was U tcaught in midair Dy a grip oi pieei inai ." fl, U T1 ...ll. nnnra.tlwa TltA T"n(TlsH.. 'lldU JfcCIIMIUIV JWClCi,. ' ....p..."..- ., n aa atrnnirpr than most men of j?hJ , hlH weight and nlade a pharp struggle P i i to -et loose, but the man in black dis- WiirXjt tmii lilm nn be would have disarmed IsfiH5ija child, and calmly put the pistol Into iWTjfC his own pocKei. it whs iioi uiuii wiun ,Gjr?,2 ii,,i i,i Knllr hurt Kppmed so b en meant. wand tho real purpose of his presence I jh.an Kn nntinrpTit. There was no use In LvIk..iinf with thin melancholy Colossus BMawho might. If he vvlslied, break every iSV.bo Henwlck's body. IBISES "Herr Renwick, If It will please you 't-f.i. .a- t.- ..,DnnnM." tin RntH. rplpnslncr thn ili'SiJ hVT.nii.hman nnd'sDeaklng as If soothing S". spoiled child. ' .. . . ?& . 'At the mention of nis name. nenwicK j ,,' -drew back In growing wonder. . ', rk "Who who are you?" he asKea. r ti .m noma la Ritntsv T.lnke." he said kS's r.....,.i,. "f hnvp hppn sent to keep you i?'..-"1.!!.-. ..'mini' in harm. You see" and riPihe riatted the pocket which contained ' V.ReAwlck'o pistol, "it Is not dimwit to Airunlnto danger when one Is always ,i,'ftBUlllng ones pistol out. a'pr"who eent,ou?" demanded Renwick L A'ifurlously. v JriThe man In black coolly picneu up Kfi? A f?e" i0.thmfr,0"nd.,h need 'I,"1MI l ll"'- " ...-.. - feiYC!TlinsistUupon knowing and n going n to Ijroa w-iinoui ucmy. r ai.1. CTiin. tnprplv shrutreed. PV"i regret to say that that is impos- UfH-Whyr ..... , Lkep you from reaching the Bosnian W ST . . at .---.... nn-s In OP 1 oruer unill lumuiiun .1. v. ! k-i-.., vmi nreT" '"Herr nustav Link' that Is all, Herr lUnwIck." m M I .'Am until nf ' 1 5;The agent of Provldenci -let us say. Ctme. e reawjiiawir; CHAPTER XII Flight IV visions which disturbed Marlshka . fitrahnl In that dim borderland pe- tn ateep and waking persisted In her FflJ-iHiiii. And always aorltz predom-i'-ia-i.a snm.llmes smiling, sometimes , Jg-ntilnr. but always colit sinister and Wlatlng. lie made love to her and ka fnto nf thn Duchess, whom she 4ed before her eyes, the victim ot u tn mo nacn. xuerB naa a Sn' pistol In Mqrlshka'a hand, and ngure lyiiig iirMr wui-. nuic in or an Austrian general iiike Fran it aeemed, until ta one NM ana saw mat me u hum 01 Jiugn nenwicK. awr wif tserram M.Huch .1 Wa Ma aaaMier dream. SECRET WITNESS Gibbr by Public Ledger Com party, VOpyiloht !", Hcnwitk's ril w.i tauplit followed .1 conflict of hew lld ring noises, as tliough night had merclfullj fallen upon a chaos of llater She sat up and looked around her. A tialn She gasped a sigh of lrllef as Iut gaze pleroid the dlmnrss nf the clti-lvi shadows. She rcijiembeied nnu P.ip tain Oortiz But she was still alone She lav down ac.iln. trvlng tn keep awake In ill end of the visions, but V htustlon conquered again and she slept dreaming of another Hugh, a tender and rhlvalroux lover who held her In his arms and whlspoied of rosps. It was dav light when she awoke t ap taln t.orila was now sitting liv the win dow Kinlllng at her She started up drowsily, fingering at her hair "You have slept well. Countess"'" he a.sked cheerfully and without waiting for her reply "It Is well. You have prob ably a trying dav before you " Marlshka straightened and lookfd nut of the window past him nt tho sunlit morning Could It be poslhlo that this alert pleasant person was the Xcnipsj of her dreams? The world had taken on a new complexion washed clean of tir rors by the pure dews of the night "Thanks, Herr Hauptmann," she smiled at him. "I nin quite mvself again " "That Is fortunate," he said "We are nearly at our journey's end at lenst this part of It. Our train goes no fur ther than Marburg" "And then?" "An automobile a long journey." "I am quite ready." At Marburg they got down, and after Marlshka had made a hurried toilet they breakfasted In comfort at the Bahnhof restaurant. If Captain Gorltz nourished any suspicion that they were being fol lowed lie gave no sign or it, and after breakfast, to Marlshka's surprise. -Karl, the chauffeur, appeared miraculous and announced that their car was await ing them'. "If I were not sure that you were Herr Lieutenant von Arnstorf," laughed Marlshka. "1 should &v you were the fairv of tho magic carpet." "The magic carpet ach. yes If we but had one.;' he said genuinely. The motion of the automobllo soothed and satisfied her. At least rIip was dnlnir what she could to reach Sarajevo be fore tne archrtucal party arrived, and as her companion hopefully assured her. with a fnlr chance of mecess If Ma rlshka could soe Sophie Chntek. all her troubles would be over, for then tho WUhPlinstrasso would not cure to op post, the dictum of the Duchess In favor of one who, whatever her political slim In (.ernianv's eve.', had made endless sacrifices to 4one. ir .viarisiiKa succeeded' urn u sne failed . The morning was too wonderful for thoughts of grim deeds or the authors of them. The poisons distilled In her mind the night before were dispelled Into tho clear air of the mountainside, over which singing streams gushed Jnyouslv down. Birds were calling mating: wild creatures scampered playfully in thicket anu neoge. ana mo peaceful vauejs were redolent of sweet odors. In the long hours of the afternoon Marlshka's thoughts were of Hugh Ren wick. Perspective had given him a finer contour, for she had Gorltz to compare him with. She loved Hugh. Sho knew now how much. Her happiness had been too sweet to have had such a sudden ending, ."tie had been unkind cruel broken with him even when he was bending every effort to aid her. He was trying to help her now for all that she knew. Shp had written him a note from the German embassy just a few lines which she had inclosed with the message to her maid at the apart ment warning him that he was In danger and pravlng that he leave tho country and return to l.ngland, a kindly note, which by Its anxiety for his safety conveyed perhaps more of what was in her heart than she would have cared to write had she believed that she vvas to see him again. What reason liad Captain Uorltz for believing that Hugh would follow her in this mad quest? How could Hugh be sure where she had gone and with whom? There had been a quality of the miraculous In the Judgment of Captain Gorltz. What If even now Hugh Ilen wlck were near her? Her pulse went a little faster. Pride the pride which asks in vain for a whllo had been dashed low, and she had scorned him with her eyes, her voice, her mien, her gestures, all, alas ! but her heart. The .iv'cw .7fi'. ("ii!)S ! 4-" - ,- r -, DBKHIIIIIIIH rr-' -''- Sm v'!' ';?"; 4e& :: - ZnBM Wmmmmm &mM&mifrti'f vsr mjj&ap mm FmtJIk- v v V cSSlBB M JiMBmrnm i ly'Jm? JSP iFBPk.iSe "CAP" STUBBSIIe Caught Some Fish - - - -H &??&?& SiiVs ?-! h- '.-t-rV Juthor of V )&h (?ic ' bu . IpWco). rf ( o i in midair li a prip of lccl. women of the house nf Strahnl ! Hugh RcnwUk had kissed her. And the memory of those kisses amid the red roses bf the Archduke was with her now. She felt them on lur lips the touch of his firm strong lingers the honest gaze "f his glav eves these were the tokens she had whhli tame to her as evidence that the readings of her heart had not been wrong A Serbian sp ' She milled confidently In a moment hhe stole a glance at Captain Gorltz, who was bent forward studs h'g his road map She wailed until he gave directions to the chauffeur and then spoke. "Captain Gorltz " she said carelessly, vnu manage so cleverly that I am be ginning to trust Implicitly tn jour guidance and knowledge Hut there Is one thing that puzzles me. It must be morn than a whim which makes you think that Herr Itenwkk will follow us to Sarajevo " "N'ot us, Countess," he smiled ; "I said you " "Hul granting that he would follow nit which I doubt how could he know where 1 have gone"" Uorltz laughed easily. "He will find a way" Marlshka's face grew sober "I fear Herr Ilenvv Ick's friendship can not achieve miracles The last he saw of ine was in a hut In Bohemia. What clue could he have ? What pos sible " "Ah. Countess," Gorltz broke In. "J'ou do lint realize as I have done the clever ness of the Austrian Secret Service. We have so far.cluded. them. We were very luckv, but It cannot bo long before the green limousine wjll be discovered, and the- direction of our journey" "But even that " , , 'To a clever man like Herr Renwick to a man whose affe'ettons are Involved, he added Blowly, "It would not be ill Ill cult to decide where jou have gone. He knows the discomforts and dangers jou have passed through to achieve jour ob ject He will, of course, seek your apartment and read the meaning of jour spndlng for J'our clothing just as taslly he paused a moment and smiled at the back of Karl's head "Just as casilj-. he repeated slow I-, "as though you J-our-self had written him a note telling him er exactly which train you had Maflshka felt the warm color flooding her neck and brows In writing Ren wick she had broken her promise to this man not to communicate with her friends Goiitz watched her pretty distress for a moment with amusement which speedily turned to Interest "Of course Countess, jolt did not write to him' ' he said, with sudden severity "I owe vou an explanation, Captain Gorltz " she said timidly "Vou .vrote Countess?" evincing tho most admirable surprise "I inclosed a few words in mv note to mi maid a watning of danger and a request that Herr Renwick leave at once for Kngland " And as Gorltz frowped at iter. Surely there Is no harm In that." "Your word nf honor ', "I betraj-ed nothing of my where abouts or plans," she pleaded. "How can I know that j'ou speak the truth?" "I swear It " Gorltz shrugged lightly , "It Is, of course, a woman s privilege to change her mind. Still, jou put me upon mv guard It Is unfortunate How can I be sure that you will not be sending other notes without my per mission to the l.uropa when we reach Sarajevo?" "The Ruropa- ? I fall to under stand " "The Huropa Hotel." ho said with a curious distinctness, "where all Knglish people stop, and where, of course, jour friend Mr. Renwick will stop " .Marlshka examined him keenly. "Your prescience cannot be infallible " ""o But Herr Renwick will come to Sarajevo," he repeated confidently, (CONTINUED TOMORROW) (irrat demnnd for the KVKNIXO PVIII.IC M.Iiai.K may muse jou to miss an Installment nf this verj Interesting story. You had better, therefore, telephone or write to the Circulation Department or ask your newsdealer this nfternonn to leave the KVK.MNO 1'L'III.IC I.KIHil.lt at jour home. rim die? BEHIND TIW CLOUDS" . Cy STttr.J JT0LEJK0 4.T SAW Mr. Arnold In the car this morning," said nthel HUt to her sister. Ruth. ' Is that So? Did he look nl you7" ques tioned tho sister. "Why. J'es I he looked across the aisle In the car and seemed to smile, and if mv oveslglit Is not deceiving me, he ac tually smiled to me," said l.thcl. This Mr. Arnold was a perfect stran gei to the glr's. who had been new ar rivals In the little town of Auburn. The girls had seen him occasionally on the cars and took special notice of him because ho resembled a gentleman of their acquaintance whoso name was Mr Arnold, and from this fact the girls alwajs spoko of this stranger as Mr. Arnold unlj- because he was a tall blond who wore glasses like the original whom thej- were acquainted with. "I wish I knew of some way of mik ing his acquaintance," said l.thcl, "I'm sure lie must bo a respectable gentle man and worth knowing." "So do I." lesponded Ruth, "time might liar the matter." Time passed fur Hie Hills Thej- had bepn living In Auburn for a jear now, still inretum the strange Mr Arnold, I and still lacking a much desired Intro duction The' made friends very rc.itii ly with the girls In the neighborhood, but never chanced upon any one who was acquainted with Mr. Arnold, Flnallj there came a day when Kthel nnd Ruth were invited to a community picnic to be held In the woods sur rounding their town. They anticipated ii great deal of pleasure and the meet ing of many people of their town. Dressed in their freshly starched sum mer linens with lunch baskets In hand the two girls marched along to the woods vvheie some ot the othei girls were to await them. Thej- were enjoying themselves Im mensely at the picnic, making new ac quaintances, when a new face appeared It was that of a prettj', blooming joung woman with sparkling dark ejts ami glossy blaik li.ili "There tomes Mrs. Atherton," echoed tho girls, ''she's Joly good companj-. Now our fun will start" i:tliel and Ruth woie delighted with the new acquaintance They found that she was a veij close neighbor to them, living on the next street, which was verv pleasing to them "Mr. Atherton will he here Inimedl atcl.v." announced Mrs Atherton. "he was detained In fixing the car up for his brother, rait told me to go Hloug i-o as not to keep you waiting" .lust as she finished her j-tatement tho cjes if Ruth IIIII turned to the en trance of the woods wlicr.' she spied the llgure of their Mr Arnold approaching lawk,"' she uttered as she gave her sister l.thcl a push "sec who's coming' ' "Wh there's Dick, now," said Mrs Atheiton, turning toward the same di rection as the Hill girls were looking With downcast cjes. l.thel nnd Ruth acknowledged the Introduction to Mr. Atherton, thinking what a disappoint ment it was that ho couldn't be Mr. Arnold In their Imagination any more. They did their best to keep up their A complete new nu'i' CHAPTER JV Judge Oivl's Spanking lice PenoV. summoned to the tiial of the Jais for stenUnn Mhs Purple Siialloic, is ehosen hi Blue .lay ai lite lawyer, and then ii accused by Jtlm oibctnu the cause of his crime.) MIAI.I. the jury list!" ordered Judge J Owl. Cut Bird, who was acting as cleik of the couit, turned to a roll of Illy pads lie had lit fiont of him. "The first juror Is Mrs. Swallow, for merly Mlhs Purple Swallow," he an nounced. "That's slllj ! A peison who is In a caso can't be on the Jury," de-clared I'eggy. who was decidedly miffed at Judge, Owl for threatening to have her sp.inke'd "It'n not .silly; it's very sensible. Doesn't Mrs. Swallow know whether Blue Jay and his gang arc guilty of stealing her"" hooted Judge Owl, "Of e'ouisp hhe does," answered Peggy. "Rut she is tho one who Is lomplatiilng against Blue Jay and she hadn't ought to bo on the jurj- trying him " "Pitric!" hooted Judge Owl Impo litelj'. "She ought to be on the jury If anj one Is. Then'thoy can't make the mistake of letting these rascals go free. I fine Princess Peggy one spank and one laugh for being fool ish," Before Peggy could protest, Blue Heron gave her a shaip, whack with his club. Peggy laughed. That started nil the Birds laughing and in a mo ment the whole courtroom was twit tering .with mirth. "Silence." hooted Judge Owl. "I sentence every one liei e one spank for laughing when -they hadn't ought to." Blue Heron, Officer Martin and King fisher started in to carry out the sen tence, but the task was too big for them, nnd the Birds good-naturedly helped out br spanking each other. Blue Heron fluttered down to and was himself spanked bv Officer Martin. Then Blue Heron climbed up on the Judge's bench and gave Judge Owl a whack that tumbled him over. "Here! Here! Don't jou spank me!" hooted tho Judge. "Orders nre orders!" said Blue Heron. "Your sentenve was to spank evei ybody " "Hee-haw! Hee-haw! Hee-haw!" came a big roar from the Woods. There were Balky Sam, Billy Goat and Johnny Bull, nil laughing at Judge Owl. On Balky Sam's back was Billy Belgium. Judge Owl was decidedly vexed. "I sentence you animals to be sound ly spanked," he hooted. novelette spirit the rest ot tho tlaj-, but failed slightly and went homo before the rest Next day l.thcl wan not waiting with tho same expectation to see If thqlr Mr. Arnold would confFup to" take the same car with her. Nevertheless, ho advanced up the sticet l.thcl thought she would do -her best to bo pleasant, for even though he was somebody's husband, 'he was a gentleman Just tho same. Sho thought It piopcr for a girl to speak Ao a gentleman first: therefore, when ho nenred her, she said: "Good morning, Mr. Atheiton, how did the picnic end? We didn't stay till the end. as we were anxious to get home carlj" " 'Good morning." he answered, "I'm sorry that I missed thn picnic My brother was present with his wife, but 1 was called nwaj- on business." l.thel uttered an exclamation of aur prlse. "I Peg j-our pardon, sir," she said, "I thought that jou were Mr. Atherton whom I had mel nt tho picnic with his wife." "So I am Mr Atherton. but I hap pen to be brother to the Mr, Atherton whose wife jou met," he replied ".Vow that J'ou've spoken to me. won't j-ou please continue recognizing me. I've alwavs longed to know j'ou " l.thel was undecided whether It was proper to speak to him hereafter or not, hut being verj' much excited over the mistake, she announced to him that, she was Miss Hill, and told him how she had always connected him with a gentleman she knew, which made him smile. "Well, Isn't this lucky? Now the ride into the city every dnj- won't tire me as It used to." he assured her. "Ruth! what do you think?' tried l.thel as she rushed Into tho house that night. "Why' I've met the verj Mr. Arnold wo wanted to meet, and he's the brother of tho Mr. Atherton Awe met nt the picnic, nnlj this one Is not married lie's just like his brother In looks and actions. Now 1 tjious'ht the Mr. Ather ton at the picnic acted kind nf nn natuial and a Uttlo different. I thought It was the surprise of seeing nic there that accounted for it " Two jears elapsed. Some one going by nnd seeing the church In Auburn opon, Inquired what was going on In side. His curiosity was satisfied when he was Informed that It was the wed ding day of l.thel Hill to Ray Ather ton, the most popular people in town. Tomorroii''.i Complete Xorrlrttr "i r.iin i:xciiax(ji:." explained first Learned Chinaman -What is this Yaphunk I read so much nbout In the papers? Second Ditto Yaphank? It's either one of those measlj- Ualkan States, or else tho latest president of Russia. Purple Cow. DREAMLAND ADVENTURES By DADDY THE LAW OF BIRDLAND - ,sr 'rati v.-jxk. oceinn.no jwnnnwv "Silence!" Iioolnl Judge Owl Blue Heron fluttered down to cany out tho sentence, but when he tried to whack Balky Fam ho found only flj-lng heels. Tho mule whirled around and kicked in a way that showed that lie would bo a mighty tough customer to spank. "Hee-haw! Heehaw!" brayed Balky Sam. "como on with j'our spanks!" As he uttered tho taunt, his mouth was vvido open. Into It Officer Mar tin diopped a blade ot falrj' ling grass. Quick as a wink, Balky Sam shiank from a full size mulo to toj' size, and Billy Belgium, his support taken away from him, found himself spiawllng on the grass. Blue Heron snatched up Balky Sam and In spite of his frantic kicking gave him a sound thrashing. Billy Ooat and Johnny Bull were laughing uproariously at Balky Sam's plight when thej- suddenly found them selves made tlnj'. Olllcer Martin had dropped blades of grass into their mouths. Olllcer Martin then held Billy Goat while Blue Heron spanked him and Kingfisher held Johnny Bull, who fairly frothed at the mouth as ho tiled In vain to stop the spanking und giab the spanker. "Into the Jurj' box with them." or dered Judge Ow;l; and Blue Heron promptly plumped the mule, the goat and the dog upon the big stono that served as the Jury box-. "AVhere is Mrs. Swallow?" asked Judge Owl. 5 . i' - f THE CRACK IN THE BELL" A STORY OF POLITICS IN PHILADELPHIA ' 'BY PETER CLARK MACFARLANE " Covurtol't, till, bv Public l.edaer Co. CHAPTER XXXVIII, Continued Father McDermotl and the Rev. Floyd W. Tomklns lifted their voices In prayer. "Fellow Phlladelphlansl" announced the chairman, nnd something pregnant In his tono put every hearer on edge "There Is one man who would rather be here tonight than nnj where else In America." For a moment the house was breath less and then broke Into tumultuous ap plause with shouts of "Archer! Archer! Thrco cheerH for Jerry Archer'.' "And." went on Victor, "a man wo would rather see here tonight than any other In all the world.'' Again tho convention shouted nnd stamped its approhatlon of the chair man's graceful turn. "Now let me read jou something," Victor proposed He held In his hand a slip of paper, and began: .leremlah T. Archer's wound has phpscii tne limit or possinic Inrectlpn nnd Is practically healed. All danger of a relapec Is past and his recovery assured (Signed) RIODON, TYSON. C.AIXAOHl.R, rOTTI.R, PhVsIdnnS In Clirrn rhe spontancoua outbuist with which this statement was greeted showed that up to now cver.v, heart had been tor mented by somo .Ingerlng vestige of ap prehension for the condition of their uciuven leaner "And now let me tell you one thing mncn nrlfn.1 ITUtnn " "Mr. Archer Is sitting up In bed, with a telephone nt hl? ear, and he Is heal ing even thine that Is snlrl In tiiiu nr.,t ' onv'entlon of the Real Republicans of i-uiiHiieipma lie nearti your shouting at his name, he heard me read the le port of his physicians nnd he heaid vour leceptlon of it I have no doubt lip Is verv happv. ' The audience was clearly stattled and held Itself In susneusn fh n iim. ment whl.e contemplating the wondeiB of modern iKlence ; then a pleased look grew on every face and. nltliouirh nn. ii'iuM' nuum appear io nave exnausted Itself, cheers and a fresh wave of hand clapping broke out, with some Irrespres- sinies snouting, amid much laughter, "Hello. .lerr.v'" and "How-do, .terry!" "Now." said Victor. "Mierp u nun thing ; want htm to hear before we get nnv iiinncr. i want mm to near lilni- elf nominated for the next Mavor of Philadelphia " Again the convention was brcathles" for a moment, and then there was a clatter, for the audience rose to lis feet as one man and stood open-mouthed In a kind of awed silence, as If It. too, were anxious to hear the same thing, and was poised and waiting to be led Into doing Its part. ThU. docile silence wan a far more Impressive demonstra tion of tho place Jerry Archer held In the hearts of his organization than any shouting or applause could have been anrf ending Hatutday. Sailing, sailing, in tho sky so high, Mnkiug, making love upon the fly. So chanted tho Biids In answer. Kvery one looked up. There were Genctal and Mrs. Swallow, a loving pair of Newlyweds, floating high ubove. Apparently they had forgotten everything else in the vvoild except themselves. "I sentence them to be brought into court," hooted Judge Owl, and erulckly the honey mooners were brought' down. '1 bentenco jou to sit at opposite ends ot the jury box," said Judge Owl severely. Geneial Swallow scowled blackly at the Judge and then promptly foigot his vexation in the absorbing occupa tion of throwing kisses at his bride. "Go on .with tho Jury list," ordered Judgo Owl. Cat Bird read again from the lily pad i oil: "Mr. I'm pie Swallow, Rcddy AVood pecker, Billy Belgium, Brownlo Owl, Kingfisher', Princess Pcggj!" "I can't be on the Juiy if I'm the lavvjer'' for the Jajs," intcirupted Peggy. "Yes, jou can," screamed Blue .!nj "I want some one on that jury who doesn't want us killed." . "But everj one on the jurj" Is a wit ness," piotested Peggj-. "I never heard ot a Jury like that.", "It's a new idea all my own." hooted Judge Owl. "When you get a Jury that knows all about the case j'ou can bo sure no one can fool it by telling fibs." "Wo need ono more juror," said Cat Bird. "We have only eleven." "I'll be the other one," volunteered Bluo Jny.. "I .know more about the case than anj- ono else." "Sure -ou do," agreed Judge Owl, "but I want to bo on tho Juiy mj' self." , "That'R hot right," declared Pcggj "A judge is never on a Jurj-." "Haven't J'ou ever heard j'our father say that some judge was Judgo and jury both?" "Yes," agreed Peggy, "but he didn't mean It leally." "Then ho shouldn't have said It," hooted Judge Owl. "I'm going to take lilm at his word, and I'm going to be judge and Jurj', too," and down he flopped into the jurj- box, crowding tho others. "Blue Jay, j'ou can't" be a juror, but we'll let you be tho wit ness. Tell j'our story." "It's a storj' ot romance, adventure nnd tragedy," spoko up Bluo Jay eagerlj', and ho strutted out In fiont. Just like an actor .taking the renter of the stage. "Listen to my thrilling tale! " (Tomorroiu tclK fcc fold i?c Jay's tcelrd story.) . - 1!?1, ''-,- and Victor appi eclated this as he let tne delegates stand ror a moment won dering how the thing desired was to be accomntlshed. nnd then with a w-nvn of his gavel settled them again Into their seats, but with one man still standing. down near the front on the chairman's .en "I recoghlze." said Victor, looking stialght at this man, "Delegate James .uanor.v, oi Kensington, a citizen who has bopn a division leader in cierj- re form fight In his ward In twenty jears. and who said once that he would never lead another, hut he. Is on the firing lino todaj'. Delegate Mallory!" It was Indeed our old acquaintance, Jim Mal.or.v, whom Jerry had en countered that nlcht on the curh In Kensington, while debating with Sandy u.iKes, ano vino nau taugnt jerry mucn In that few minutes that he had oince put Into practice In the building of tho Real Republican organization. "I nominate," began Mallorj-, waving his hand and greatlj- excited, "I nomi nate Jerrj Archer for Maj-or of Phila delphia on tho Real Republican ticket." Malloiv's voice was hoarse, his nose Inelegant, bis whole appearance that of a man oi hip woiKing class to winch ho bc.ouged, but this the fart llmt-fo such n man. Instead of to one capable of nn eloquent speech, had been In trusted the making of this Important nomination, was the final touch needed to make the mavof delegates realize the essential demorrney nf tlielr or ganization. Thej- received Mallorj''s words with cheer on encer; they rose onco more to their feet: they stamped. they whistled, they did all or any of those things which a mass of free-born American cltlzejis often chooses to do to secure adequate expression of Its emo tions. Wlipn tlipv li.irl had tbplr wnv sllfll- clentlj-, Rollin'on calmed them with his gavel and brought them again to their seats, nut tins time vvun a ren-iaceu man half way back In the center c.ing 1ng to the chair In front of lilm for support, while he maintained bis upright position with difficulty agaimit a rising tldo of embarrassment and modesty within. "I recognize now," declared the chair, 'a delegation from a ward that has been much maligned and has had Its teputa tlon Impaired by the acts of peoplo Im ported Into It for political purposes, but which, nono tho less, contains within Its boundaries some of tho best citizens of Philadelphia. Delegate Kcllj', of the Fifth Ward'" This, of course, wan Jerry's friend Michael, the Good Samaritan of his en counter with Strongburger's club. Slow- Iv nnd nntiifiillv had Kelly Deen en Ignt- ened as to what was the duty of good citizens III things political, anu only within six months had ho come definite ly to stnnd and work for the better day In nhlladelnhla: hut once his feet were planted on tho new ground, his lojalty was unquestioned. "Kciiyi Keny: mpici, ncnj-, spiei ; shouted friends all over the floor. But Kelly was finding it difficult to "snlel." His red face grew redder; he coughed and was near sitting down Defiantly ho forced himself Into a speaking poRe. and then treacherously his voice railed mm and ins Knees. "I second " ho croaked, waved his hands helplessly, and sank perspiring into his teat. " tho nomination !" amended scoies of voices amid widespread laugh ter at the hitherto unsuspected bashful ness of Kellj'. "Moved and Feconded that Jeremiah T. Archer he nominated by acclamation for Mayor of Philadelphia," declared the chair. "Question, shouted tho house. "All in favor " A giant voice bellowed one vast tre mendous "Ave" a voice that made the old building vibrato In every nook and crann.v, and won Us way quickly Into the stieets. Into the ears of the crowd, onto the bulletin boards of ncwspapeis and stialghtway Into headlines. .lerrv. nt tho hospital, lifted the re ceiver from his head, and turned with nn almost frightened look to Ruth, who also sat "listening In" on tho great demonstration. 'Jerrv I" she exclaimed, mad with joj and dropped the telephone to fling her arms about tho lover. "They've done, it!" he gasped, when ho had rpsnonded to her embrace and disengaged himself from It, and for a moment Jerry looked entirely desper ate; then a humorous quirk appeared at the corners of his mouth as ho added: 'They've taken advantage of a helpless man." 'It Just goes to show that you never can trust a politician, doesn't It?" went on Jerry ruefullj-, "I never suspected victor itoiunson was a poiiticiaiiput ne Is. He is an unscrupulous boss. He Is manipulating those poor fellows down there like like " "As jou would have manipulated them If you had been there." accused Ruth laughingly. 'No ! No ! protested Jerry. I would not havo manipulated them at all. I was just going to point out Victor to them nnd they would have known what to do.'.' Tho practical mind of Ruth shifted from restrospect to prospect. Of course you 11 bo elected, she sug gested. "I bono so. naturally, smiled Jerrv. but felt sudden.)' doubtful on the point. t in tired, J think.' Ho laid thn receiver on tho table and sank back on the bed. iou must be," purred Ruth, as she made a grertt to-do over adjusting his pillows. "All that excitement !" Tne nurse, hovering in the background, appeared now with a glass and a spoon. "Thrills enough for one night," de clared Ruth. "I'm going to leave you now. But oh, isn't it wonderful, won- ' - .- -- -.- , , - , ,. , .!'', .. 'TT.. V'-aC.Vi. lit'X, -i V , t.-V --4'. derful, wonderful 1 ThaU j'ou sav4d .. ........ ft?.. .... nl n ... K.llll- tn fafr M)H B lilt:, III... ju" "to u"in " f- well and that now jou're going to be j Maj'rr." . . . v "Listens very pleasantly when j-ou put AC It that way," admitted Jerry, with a $ ..-,. ..... .11. ... In-, t Vill IrnnttP I tll, .UU uioni.niwn.1 , v, ....w.. jou're just tickled to death 1" , "That's because, most wonderful of all. I'm going to marry j-oti," whispered Jerry, coaxing her to como again Into his arms. Rutli snuggled there for an ecstatic moment. V "Oh. I am so So happy and con tented." she sighed, "Same here." murmured Jerry Into tha hair about her ear, and looked very re luctant when Ruth piepared to leave. tin... -.Ill ...vn. tn laa vml tnliinr- i. HllA 11111 VUII1D IU t-v -J ...... .......... ., row," sho announced,, "though the doo- V; ... ...... 1.. nnn nnll' elflV flip mllMltAS'1 -. I "That will be veiy forgiving ot him," remarked Jerry, drllj. A tiny frown puckered Ruths brow. "Now, Jerrj-, it Is uncharitable of you to maintain that satirical attitude," sn admonished. "All right. I won't then," assented, Jerrj. somewhat too casllj' to satisfy that h.vpercrltlcal joung lnd.v, but thcro cannot be tern much fault-finding; with a convalescent. "Poor Aurentskv!" sighed Jerry, sudt denlv crave. "I keep thinking of him." "And poor Sjivyl" echoed Ruth, quits as sjmpathetfcally. "In the midst of! all our own happiness It would be cs to forget them." "Yes," reflected Jerrj. "It Is easy to forget the Aurcntskj-s of life, but wo must not let ourselves do It. We must not let Philadelphia do it." But Ruth positively rould not keep herself sad over some other body's grief when her own heart was so full of prlda and joj She went homo happy, thrlll lngly happv. Meanwhile, there was the convention still In session "It Is customary for a political con--ventlon to adopt Its platform beforo It ptoceeds to nominations." the chairman was declaring, "but In this caso our plat form was a person. In naming Jeremiah -T. Archer as our choice for tho Republi can nomination ror iviaj-or or rnlladcl phla at the coming primaries, wo have adopteiT a platform that Philadelphia alreadj- understands nnd has faith In." From this point forward, however, the cifnventlon fell more nearly Into tho normal stride of bodies of Its kind. Com mittees wero appointed, a short declara tion of principles was adopted and tho list of nominations was completed. Harmony prevailed and enthusiasm con tinued high. Some time In the early hours of morning the convention ad join ned and tho deler-atps went limn The Issue was drawn and the campaign uau uckuh, CHAPTER XXXIX Jerry at the. II elm JURUMIAH THOMAS ARCHER, like the healthy joung animal ho was, made a rapid convalescence. Two weeks after he was stabbed ho left the hospital and went home, with bis wound almost healed. Ten daj-s after that he walked Into Real Republican headquarters anil took charge oflils own campaign. Tho wheels of the organization which ho had built so painstakingly had already been set In motion, bat with the presence of Jerrv at the helm there was an Im mediate sneedincr un. nnd nnlv n few days sufficed to show that keen young man now- necessarj speeding up was. His was so far only n skeleton army: yet In that first gloating week it had grown flabby with ovcrconfldence. The sudden burst of enthusiasm with which the newspapers and the city had greeted tllP PniPriTPnPA nf tha Pmil. llnnnlillnnn oiganlzatlon and the candidates which It SI naa selected nan lulled ins followers into , visions oj easy victory, jerry cnensnea no such dreams. Instead, the possibility of defeat loomed before him like a dis mal specter. "We've got to put something besides emotion .and spectacular hurrah Into this campaign." he told his executive committee. "The people sre Ipterested. mj weie kol io gei mem enlisted, 'ine way to do that Is to make It clear to them that this Is their fight. We are only their servants. They've got to know what we aro doing here every nilnuto and just how we're getting along. They've got to understand that It.-the verdict is against us at tho end, it Isn't, , Rolllnson and Archer, and jou gentle men who are beaten, but lt'B tho people." With this thought In this mind He In vented the slogan of the campaign "TKt.r, TIIR ri.ori.1V He sent his speakers out to tell tho peoplo cverj-thlng nbout conditions In the cltv of Phllailel- plila. to Infoim them of what they dld-- not Know and Io remind them of what thej had forgotten. lie applied this piincltile to tho conduct of the camn.iffrti itself. Reporters were given the tun of 1 headquaiters I rum on tlio spotlight," laughed Jer rj. "Let 'cm see what we're doing and ' .ivi.v o.u ..Jjllt. lu uu 11. Ills own desk was In the center of a big room. Kverybody who wanted to see him count see him, and see everybody else who saw him. vnr. If thpv pared n eavesdrop, could overhear w hat was said. ine policy or nunncity applied also to tho campaign fund. "No debts! We've "M koi so mucn money mis weeK i ana ' wa xl want so much for next week," Jerry ' Used tn tell thn renortertt pvprv Alnnrlnti 'aP, morning. Tho names of the contributors were openly given. If a man sent In mnne- nnrl oalfAil that l.la i.m. 1.. ...... .I... -. I tho money was returned. This offended ruiiir uui III" trilt-UL Oil IIIO people ai largo was healthy. (CONTINUED TOMonnowi i "t i Slop, Alphonse! "Once whllo motoring In Ari zona, wo traveled for four days without food. On tho slxtl.v day vie made soup out ofXhc car." "Yes,' yes, go on!" "We hit a mud holo andthc car turned turtle." Cornell Widow. Overheard in the Drug- Store Fond Mother What's tho mat ter, Eva? N Lltt'le Eva I've heard of "Good Fiiday" and "Ash Wednesday," but what on earth Isi "Nut Sun day?" Yalo Record. A& m I -i H 1 5-JT, T? j4:;0M .V SIX.' s- W-f .- TaCaila.