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PART IV
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Hugo Memorial at Water 00.
Kron tb? Chicago R^inl-HersM.
The 'aylng of the comer stone of a me
morial column to Victor Hukd on the
battlefield of Waterloo is of significance
to not only Fpin^e hut the world. That
great novelist pictured Kraphically and
with the touch of genius the greatest of
European conflicts, and h s pen was pow
erful y used tn support of the cause of
international peace.
To thousands of tourists each year the
simple grar.Ue -column that 'a being erect
ed to hlra will be a reminder not only o?
"I?s Miserable*," but also of the fact
that war is admirable only when unduly
glorified. Hu<o found in Waterloo a
great moral lesson, but he deprecate 1
war. There might be s milar.y impres
sive monuments on many other battle
fields nuggettin^' tie moral as well as the
facts to be drawn from the surroundings,
while commemorating ge::lus.
Tommv-I don't think nunty will stay;
she didn't bring her trunk.
Juhnny?Huh! Look hjw long the baby
has stayed, and he didn't bring any
thing?Judge's Library.
Marconi Company Planning a
Cable System of World
Wide Scope.
Special Cablegram to The Star.
LONDON, November 2.?A girdle of
"wireless" around the world?this is the
work that tl~e Marconi company is carry
ing out with all dispatch. Within a
year it will be a commercial possibility
to send a wireless message from London
to Australia and receive an answer with
in an hour.
A newspaper representative was shown
Saturday at the Marconi headquarters
in London a Marconi map of the world.
Red lines which radiated in every direc
tion showed how the most remote parts
of the globe are to be linked up bv wire
less.
Amid the myriad dots which marked
small and privute stations the routes
w'ere marked out by two great schemes
which are to make "wireless'* as usual
a means of communication all over the
oXf?,aS4ue present telegraph wires and
? t t'? . one. is an lmPerlal scheme
^nd the other is an American trans
SC , 11 is the 'roperial scheme
tralia lli> E^n&,an<i Aus-!
Route of Marconigrams.
Mr. Turnbuil of the Marconi company!
pointed out the aerial route which Mar
conigrams will take on their long journev
to Australia. " J
W hen the scheme is completed," he
said, "messages handled In London will
be sent first to Alexandria, and from
there to Mombasa; they will KO on to
Bangalore, in southern India, thence to
Singapore, and from Singapore to Port
Darwin, In the north of Australia. The
work o.' erecting all these stations is be
pu,8'le as r*Plrt,V hs possible.
Other long-distance services which will
be working soon are from Christiania to
>>ew York, and from New York to Ha
vana and Buenos Aires "
American Scheme.
For the American scheme, which will
serve to link up the other half of the
j world, a powerful wireless station is
| being erected at Belmar. near New York
city. Messages from there w ill be sent
to a station in the Panama Canal Zone I
thence to Brazil, from Hawaii to Manila'i
[joining up with the Imperial service at I
s-ngapore. \
South Africa is to have a station at
nreH,?n Powerful enough to talk direct |
to Buenos Aires, and New Zealand will)
| have its wireless station at Wellington.
BUEGLAE WALKS INTO TEAP.
Captured After Desperate Struggle
in Pawnbroker's Shop.
Special Cablegram to The Star.
LONDON, November 2.-How a burglar
walked Into a trap that had been pre
j pared for him was told at Birmingham
sessions when Alfred Chandler, commis
sion agent, was sentenced to seven years'
penal servitude for feloniously entering
the shop of Mrf. Henrietta Aaron, pawn
broker, of Colmore row
Last July the burglar opened a con
versation with Mr. Lorie. the mana er
of Mrs. Aaron's business, and suggested
that Mr. Lorie should lend him the keys
of the premises, so that he could make
an impression of them. "It won't mat
ter to your mistress." he added. "She is
probably insured, and it will mean a
thousand or two for each of us." There
wa* $MV,000 worth of stock in the strong
room.
lAirle communicated with the poltee,
who advised him to et the prisoner have
a duplicate set of keys. He did so. and
after an Impression had been made the
prisoner rtturned them and It was ar
ranged that he shoud break Into the
shop. The police watched him enter the
premises and followed h.'m As soon as
Detective Knowles entered the prisoner
knocked him djwn with a Jimmy and a
desperate struggle took pla*e. The po
lice found a complete set of burglars/
tools and key.* hiving access to every part
of the premises.
Afterthoughts.
From Jtvlffe.
A?The best retorts are never uttered.
B?No?
I tf,ink of 'em ten minuiM after
the other fellow has gone homa.
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CHAPTER XIII.
First Aid to the Injured.
As regards the gray lady whose seem
ing apparition had spread such wide
alarm, any one curious to know some
j thing of the ghostly I.adye Ysobel Ip
PJ'nge (she was believed to have bren
poisoned by her husband. Sir GyTes Ip
pynge, kn!ght and first earl of Ipplng
ford, In the early part of the twelfth
century, will find a true account of her
pious life and tragic death in a vo.ume
entitled, "Kronicon Uxoriuin," in the
Bodleian library of Oxford, written by
the monk Abel of Ipswich and prime] in
London in 1529.
The pious Ladv Ysobel would have
been sore distressed had she known what
a fearful pother her counterfeit present
ment (by Hester Storm) would one day
cause. What had really happened was
perfectly simple, although the conse
quences were complicated and far-reach
ing. When HeEier came to the boaom
of the stairs she had turned out of her
way in the darkness and passed c ose to
a pedestal supporting a suit of armor
that kept impressive guard there in the
ancestral hall. So close had she pas ed
that the cord of her .electric lamp hal
caught on one of the links in the coat of
mail, whereupon, in her plunge away
from this ghostly restraint she had top
pled over the grim warrior, pedestal and
all, with a crash and rattle of his various
resounding parts that had alarmed the
entire estab ishment. And this uproar
had terrified Mrs. Baxter all the more
because she was already quivering w th
superstitious dread after reading that
creepy tale of Bulwer Lytton's, "A Straige
Story"; in fact it was to seek relief
from this obsession that the api .at.ed lady
had gone downstairs for some sulpronel
sleeping tablets that she had left in the
conservatory. And the si'ent, silver
draped apparition, looming suddenly in
the shadows, had done the rest.
For the Storm girl it was an incredibly
narrow escape. A mere matter of sec
onds decided her fate. If young Baxter
had carried a candle she would have been
caught. If Mrs. Baxter's candle had not
been extinguished by that lady's fa.l she
would also have been caught. As it was,
Hester had time to flee across the dark
conservators' and out into the park (by
the unlocked door) before Bob, blunder
ing and stumbling through the hall and
library, had reached his fainting mother.
It may be added that Hester's quick
impersonation of the gray lady was not
entirely inspirational. She had heard old
Mrs. Pottle refer to the specter that
haunted Ipping House that very evening.
While she watched at the lodge for the
Baxter automobile, her thoughts had
turned to the shivery .egend when she
heard An Petronia. with motherly ten
derness, putting to bed the four "Pottles"
(who seemed wakeful), and assuring them
j that "the dray lady would turn and det
them," if they didn't go to sleep.
It must not be supposed, however, that
either the gray lady or her understudy,
j Hester Storm, was responsible for the
series of happenings at Ipping House that
J ended in converting that comfortably ap
pointed English home into as uncom
promising a wilderness, as far as the
relatives were concerned, as the most re
sourceful "Swiss Family Robinson" could
hope to he wrecked upon. There was an
other agency at work; to wit, Parker.
Parker, at tills particular time, was the
only indoors man at Ipping House, his
rank being that of butier, footman and
valet combined. For sympathetic and
politic reasons, Parker had given notice
on the very same day that Mrs. Edge
had received her conge from Mr. Baxter.
In appearance Parker was of the ran
ule-complexioned. patent-leather-haired
type that nature seerns to have distrib
uted impartially between the pulpits and
pantries of Great Britain. Parker's
greatest personal asset was asubtle fluid
ity of temperament, which eaused vis
itors at a house where he had been en
gaged only tlie week before to believe,
that he was an old family retainer. It
was to this priceless gift that Parker
owed his success in New York, where he
I had spent ten profitable years and adorn
ed many expensive houses, seldom stay
ing long in any one place, as new ac
cessories to social elegance outbid each
other for his services. It was in New
York that Parker's face took on its ex
pression of impeccable superiority, the
envy of more than one bishop, an ex
pression acquired through his practice of
combining with his office of butler (for
an extra charge, of course) that of pri
vate tutor of social usages to his em
ployers.
In the eyes of Mrs. Edge, and to quote
her own words, Parker was the "cream
of gentlemen." Between Mrs. Edge and
the "cream of gentlemen" there was an
understanding. When the Baxters re
turned to New York in the autumn and
the house would be closed for the win
ter, a small but desirable hotel at In
wlch (the next village beyond Mihbrooki
would be reopened under the manage
ment of Mr. and Mrs. Parker.
Hiram Baxter, in spite of his homely
American speech, which grated painfully
on the butler's tine cockney ear. some
how commanded the respect of this
"cream of gentlemen." who felt that
there was good material in him. He
would like to have taken Baxter in hand.
He longed to tell him that detachable
cuffs and collars were not permissible;
that a black bow tie, if one must wear
such a tiling in the daytime, shou'd not
have its ends tucked under the flaps of
the collar. Twice Parker had deliber
ately hidden the silver clasps with whioh
Hiram suspended his serviette to trie
lapels of his coat.
"It's fortunate they don't have no Eng
lish visitors, leastways, none that mat
ters," had been Parker's reflection. Had
It been otherwise his sense of fastidious
shame would have compelled h'm to Five
notice. Not even that 'G?5 brandy, upon
the question of whose merits Parker and
Anton were in such perfect accord, could
have induced him to stay.
And now he was turning h's bark on
these liuuid joys and two months' wa~es
Into the bargain. To be separated from
Mrs. Edge was out of the question. She
was his fiancee, a so the lease of the
Go'den Horseshoe was in her name. The
wily Parker, however, saw in the ghost
incident a way of visiting his resentment
on the Baxter household and he set about
It at once.
At the time of the night alarm Parker
had been the first to r^a'-h the hall from
the servants' wing and str king a match
had discovered the figure in armor king
on its face. With an instinctive alacritv.
born of former ki dly and remunerative
ministrations to elderly gentlemen v ho
had "dined." Parker lifted the he! less
dummy to its fe?t and replaced tl:e he -
met, wh'ch had ro led some distance along
the oak floor.
A moment later, when Bob anpea^ed
supcort np his mother to the stairs, the
butler heard Mrs. Baxter exclaim with
hysterical triumph: "There, you can see
for yourself. Bob it wasn't the armor;
It's standing up?it never fe:l down at
all "
Bob raised his candle to inspect the
warrior. "Did you pick up the armor,
Parker?"
"No, Mr. Robert, it was standing up
just like it is now, sir."
"You can go back to bed. Parker. I'll
take a turn round the house myself.
Good-night."
"Good-night, sir: thank you, sir."
The next day at noon the cook and the
first and second housemaids gave three
days' notice- It wag thought advisable
not to tell E eanor, and, after a consul
tation with Hiram. Betty engaged a new
| cook and one housemaid by telephone
from a London agency.
[ That afternoon the cook confided to the
: laundress, in a frightened whisper, that
j she had been told In strict secrecy bv
! Parker, who got it from Gibson. Mrs.
; Paxter's maid, that Mrs. Baxter had a
white mark on her forehead she would
1 carry to her grave, made by the icy fin
gers of the Gray Lady. The story
spread among the servants like an epi
demic.
As night came on the last remnant of
courage accumulated in .he daylight
| oozed away, the frightened females re
| fused to be separated and passed the
i night on sofas and chairs In the servants"
I parlor.
, -As for Mrs. Baxter, the shock she had
received was no mean tribute to Hester's
j histrionic power. Nothing could remove
u0rr\. E,leanor's mind t! e conviction that
| she had actually beheld the supernatu'a
shape of lady Ysobel Ippynge. dead and
buried these hundreds of years.
| Mingled with ner physical distress there
was a childish sense of outrage In that,
i having survived a unique and lainful ad
venture, she should, by its belittlement,
he robbed of the distinction she felt to
be her due.
' If." reasoned the aggrieved lady, "the
shock to my nerves isn't proof enough ,
that I have really seen a ghost, then it is I
because of my great self-control; and al
the thanks you get for self-control is to
be to ri that you have nothing the matter
w th you."
^ ery well, she would cease to cast this
pearl of self-control before the swine of
( unsympathy. She would let them know
; how really ill she was. And so, a"gra
i vatrd by the we 1 meant but irritating
I optimism of her family, Eleanor Baxter's
nerves" grew daily worse, until, on the
; afternoon of her third day in bed, H'ram
( telephoned to a nerve specialist In Lon
, (Ion, who took the first train for Ipping
ford and informed the suffering lady,
j after a careful "xamination. that she was
on the verge of complete nervous pros
i tration. This was the first sensible re
' m,^rk Eleanor had heard for a week.
"Don't give yourself a moment's worry,
Mr. Baxter," said the doctor, as Hiram
put him aboard the train. "All vour
w!fe really needs is a change of' air.
Better take her down to Brighton."
"H'm! Brighton! Swell place by the
sea ain't it?"
"*l's. Quite a fashionable resort, just
what Mrs. Baxter needs."
"No ghosts there?" chuckled the big
fellow.
"No ghosts," laughed the doctor, as he
waved farewell.
Hiram sent Bob bark in the automobile
"f,n^ walked home. With this mention of
Brighton there had come to him an idea
that he wanted to work out an idea hav
ing to do with his general plan of redue
I '"g expenses. If a stay at the seashore
, what Eleanor needed, why not give
her enough of it, say a fortnight or a
: month? And, if they were j-roing to be
, a\\ay a month, why not close Ipping
; House and get rid of a raft of servants'
i A?nd why not?then frowning, he thought
of the relatives and of his favorite pur
I pose regarding them as he had outlined
, It to the Bishop of Bunchester. and then
lie thought apprehensively of E eanor.
"Holy cats!" he muttered. "It's goin'
to be a job, but I'll do it."
That evening, after dinner, he went to
his wife's room and asked her carelessly
how she would like to go down to
I Bi l^liton for a week or two. Eleanor
beamed. She would love it. Was he
really going to take her? How soon'
Could they stay a whole fortnight in
Brighton?
Hiram assured her most eonsideratelv'
that they could tay a who e month in '
Brighton, if she wished. And thev would
start the next day. She had been through
a great strain. It was no joke to see a
ghost, he understood that. They ou-?ht
to have known better than to take' a
, house that had a ghost in it. And then
as tactfully as he could, the old bov came
around to his point that it might be jus!
as well to close Ipping House and?and
give the ghost a rest.
Eleanor's eves narrowed dangerously
as she watched him from her lace pillow
"Close Ipping House?"' she repeated, in
a cold, even tone. "Do you realize what
you are saying?"
( Hiram took off his gloves and polished
I them with his handkerchief, first blowing
[ on them deliberately.
"Sure I do; that's why I'm sayin' it. If
| we shut this house we can fire the serv
, ants, all of 'em; then, when we come
i back we can get new ones, half as manv
| and twice as good. Don't look at m'e
that way. dearie. I hate like evervthln"
; to disappoint you. but " he reached
I over and stroked her white hand tender
| lv, "you know what I said about ex
penses? Well, I meant it then and I
mean it now. We've got to economize."
"W hat about my relatives? Our
I guests?" she demanded, angrily.
"I eruess your relatives II have to take
their chances in a new deal, E" eanor
I'm go'n' to have a little talk with 'em
tomorrow morning. I told 'em at dinner.
Don't worry, I a'n't goin" to say a thin"
but what's for their good. Bet ye three
dollars and a half, when ye hear fhv
I little speech "
"Hear your sneech?" she blazed. "Do
I you think anvthing could induce me to
he present while you humiliate members
| of my family? I think it's abominable."1
"Hold on! There ain't anvthing hu
| mi'iating in a little honest work "
: "Work?" she gasped. "Hiram, you
[ don't nnan?you're not going to put my
relatives?to work?"
Hiram shifted his legs with exasperat
ing calmness, pulled at his short, pray
mustache and was about to reolv when
Robert strolled in cheerily and' wertt at
once to Eleanor's bedside.
"How's the little mother tonight'" he
asked, affectionatelv. Whereupon to his
surprise and to Hiram's great discom
fiture. the lady burst into a flood of
tears.
"I'm so?unhappy," she wailed. "Your
father is treating me most unkindly and
?and " her words were lost in hys
terica' sobbing.
Whereupon Baxter stalked out of the
room like a rumpled Newfoundland dog.
leaving Bob to administer filial comfort
and smelling salts, the result being that
Eleanor was prese-tly able to give her
son a tearful version of Hiram's icono
clastic purposes. Bob listened with an
amu?ed and Incredu'ous smile.
"Don't you know, mother." he reasoned.
that dad s bark is always worse than
his bite? He won't close Imping House
not a bit of it. I'll ta'k to him. and? '
what you need is sleep, especially* if
you're going to Bri hron tomorrow."
"I surpo-e you're right." sighed Elea
nor. "You're a dear boy, Bob. Send
Gibpon here. Tell her to bring a hot
water hag and my Fulphonel tablets And
do speak to your father. Tell h'm I can't
bear it if he closes P.ping House."
"I' I tell him. Good-night, little moth
er. T ere> It's going to be all ri ht.
He kissed her lovingly and stole out of
the room. ?
A few moments later young Baxter
jo ned his father In the library, where
the old man was frowiing over important
I apers that he had brough; up from town
with him that evening. Things were go
ing badly, the news from America was
most unsatisfactory, and the father and
son. weary and troubled sat discussing
it until long after midnight.
"There's some deviltry behind all this "
declared the grizzled o.d fellow, pounding
his fist on the table. "There's croo' ed
work in this copper campaign. Why, that
Henderson outfit seem to know what ve'r
doing every day just as if they had "eyes
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in this room. I tell yer there's a leak,
Bob, but " he glowered about the
spacious walls under his heavy, black
brows.
'?Are you sure of this new secretary?"
whispered the son.
Hiram's eyes softened as they rested
on the winding stair. "Am I sure of
her? Sure of her?" Then, with a chuc
kle, "Say. what do you think of my new
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pretty."
"Think so?"
"I don't believe in very pretty girls for
business positions."
"Don't, eh? Well, you can take it from
me, my boy, that this partic'lar pretty
girl is all right."
Bob glanced at his watch, then rose
and stretched himself.
"Half-past 2! We can't do any more
tonight, dad. By the way," he suddenly
remembered his promise to his mother,
"you're not thinking of closing Ipplng
House?"
Hir.im was silent a moment, then, slip
ping his thumbs into the aemlioles of his
waistcoat, he spoke, with a wise drawl:
"Bob, after you've been married a
while you'll find that a man thinks of a
lot o' things and then, when his wife
gets at him with the waterworks, why
he just takes it out in thinkin'."
"Then Ipping House stays open?just as
it is."
"There may be some modifications in
the "just as it is' part of it, but?well,
yes Ipping House stays open."
"I'm glad of that. And the relatives?
You're not really going to put the rela
tives to work, are you?"
Hiram closed his jaws with a vigorous
snap. "Am I? You just show up in this
library tomorrow morning right after
breakfast and watch me give the Rng'ish
aristocracy a little of Hiram Baxter's
f-?t aid to the injured. Good-night,
son."
(To be continued tomorrow.)
' ?
The lance.
From Harper's Weekly.
The lance has been rld'culed by many
m!lit?ry experts on the ground that it is
out *?f date and cumbersome, but the
weapon still has its advocates who point
out its value in shock tactics ard In cav
alry charges. In Germany, for instance,
the lance In the hands of the Prussian
Uhlan remains a formidable weapon.
Recently attention has been called to
the fact that the lance point often makes
too deep a wound for the shaft to be
withdrawn quickly, and that therefore
the lancer run? the risk of having It
wrenched from h's vrasp In the charge.
In v'ew of.this, the cava'ry In Germany
have been experimenting with a new kind
of lance, carrying a ball be!ow the base
of the lance head. It is sa'd that the new
arm is just as effective in disabling an
enemy ar.d is free from many disadvan
tages.
Young Actor?Is there any difference
between the old style audiences and the
one of today?
Old Haraleteer?Their aim was
Chicago News.
FOURTH ELECTION ON
German Parliament's Speaker
to Be Named Tuesday.
PIPE IS BEING SUPPLANTED
Consumption of Cigarettes Increas
ing Eapidly?Taking Over
Polish Land.
Special Correspondence of The Star.
BERLIN, October 25, 191".
The German imperial parliament has
made a record in the selection of a
speaker this year by having four con
tests for the position.
The third speaker this session. Dr.
Johannes Kaempf, has resigned his seat
on account of doubt cast on the validity
of his election.
Br. Kaempf was elerted as a radical !
from the first district of Berlin, by a ma
jority of only 9 out of a total vote of j
over 11,000. His socialist opponent. Edi
tor S. Duwell, demanded a recount, which i
reduced Dr. Kaempf's majority to six, but I
also snowed sixteen casus of doubtful j
registration. The relchstag committee on i
e.eetions decided to investigate these. As
the German practice assumes that Il
legal ballots were cast for the successful
Candida e, Dr. Kaempf anti ipated an ad
verse report of the committee by resign
ing in order to stand again before par
liament reassembles. His socialist op
ponent in the election, to be held No
vember 5. will again be Editor Duwe.l,
and as Col. Gaedke, the well known mil
itary writer, also will .un aga.n on the
democratic ticket, a second' ba.Iot will al
most certainly be required.
Dr. ICaempf was elected president in
succession to the clerical leader. Dr.
Martin Spahn. who resigned rath< r than
sit with the socialist vice president ,
Phillip S heldtmann. After an uns eady
six-week tenure of office, made notab.e i
by Emperor Wii Lam's refusal to re
ceive Dr. Kaempf as president, a third J
election was held, at which Dr. Kaempf
retained the presidency, but Vice Presl- j
dent Scheldemann, who.se half-forgouen |
epigram charging the Hohen ;ol erns with ,
faithlessness to their plighted work,
proved his undoing, was ft reed out, to
be succeeded by the national liberal,
Hermann S. Paas?he.
Cigarettes Supplanting Pipes.
The typical pipe of the German is pass
ing out and giving pia^e to the cigarette
In sp'te of the devotion of the older Ger
mans to their pipes or penny cigars. j!
Statistics just published show that the ? <
number of cigarettes pons;tmed has in
ert ased more than |tenfold since 1J?M7.
when the billion mark was passed, tha
figures being for 1907, 7.M0,(**>.<**>; for*
19(18, N,tK>K.tXK?,no(>; for 1!HX?, 9,508.<*?>,(?);
for 1910 11,071,000,000. and for 1911, 12,
403,000,000. These figures include the
stamped hulls used by persons who pre
fer to make their own cigarettes, but
who are not alowed to escape the cigai
ette tax, and they show that the eon
sumpt'on has almost doubled in the last
five j ears.
Assuming 20.<XK>,0;?0 adult male smok
ers In Germany, this gives an average
consumption per smoker of ?W0 cigarettes
a year. The great bulk of these are
cigarettes of the cheapest sort .ITS; per
cent of those sold in ll?l 1 retailing at I1
pfennig (three for a cent) or under, and
'St.l per cent falling in the next grade,
retailing up to pfennigs apiece. All
in all. the German smoker, it is estimat
ed. burns up \!M) 000,000 marks, $Ui 500^0 ',
In cigarettes annually.
Taking Over Polish Land.
The expropriation of Polish landowners
in the eastern provinces of Prussia under
the law passed four years ago has finally
begun, the government making a modest
start with proceedings to dspossess the
Polish owners of four estates having a
total of 5,200 aorea, on which Germans
w'U be settled.
The. delay in applying the law has been
sharply criticised by the German ultrH
patrious, whose indignation against the
government of the Poles has been fed by
the fact that for several years more land
has passed from German to j olish hands
than conversely in the eastern province*
In spite of the expenditure of millions of
government money every year in buying
estates there anc! settling Germans upon
them.
The government, however, hesitated to
revive the Polish question in so violent a
form as will result from the present step.
The law limits the government to a to
tal expropriation of about ltK.'WH) acres,
the design being to have only such Polish
estates taken as are needed for rounding
out German settlements or connecting
one settlement with another.
At the same time it is announced that
Enreror William has sanctioned the In
troduction at the forthcoming session of
the Prussian parliament of a new bill
dealing with the expropriated lands, pro
viding that all lunds so taken shall be
divided into small holdings and assigned
to German peasants. The measure is de
signed to allay t'.je fears expressed that
the exproprated lands would pasb in bullc
into the hands of the great Prussian land
owners instead of to the needy Gergnan
colonists; in fact, it has been demanded
by a section of the conservative party
that in dividing up Polish estates certain
large sections should be reserved for salo
to wealthy farmers who might becomo
political leaders of the newly i-ettled Ger
man peasants and stimulate their Ger
man race feeling.
Cause and Effect.
From Harper'* Weekly.
"How did you ever come to be a vege
tarian, Slithers?" queried Blldad.
"Oh. it was perfectly simple," salil
31ithers. "After I'd paid for my motor
:ar I couldn't afford meat."
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