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in our party who "could not bring
'down nine out of ten on the fly with
our 'radio' rifles."
"I have diverted a bit, but a little
recreation, is a good thing. 'The
cormbativs elements of X and'T.' Free
Itrogen belongs to this group. It
stubbornly resists combinations "with
other elements. The little bacteria
on the roots of certain plants suc
ceeded in doing it long before man.
These little organisms reach out into
the air. pull in the nitrogen, lock
it pp and give the plant an oppor
tunity .to use it in growing beans,"
indeed," said the major, "and we
, are told that one- reason -why the
Huns were able to remain in the war
so long was because their scientists
were able to make nitric acid from
ine nitrogen and oxygen of the air,
iilus a little water and a good sized
current of electricity. Nitric acid is
one pf the absolutely necessary
agents in the manufacture of ex
. plosives.
' "They could not get saltpetre for
-this purpose from South America, the
nly material supply in the. world,
"because their ports were blockaded."
Even before President Wilson de
clared that a state of war existed be
tween the United States and Ger
many, steps were taken by the Gov
ernment to make nitric acid. Mil
lions of dollars have been spent and
.the chemical Is still in the making.
t- anyone would like to know raore
about this matter, ask some off the
people's representatives on the Hill,
especially Congressman Longworth,
whb has literally devoured everything
la sight on nitrogen he thinks.
"I want to pass by the radio-activ
ity 6f X for the time being," said the
fair one, "and turn to the action of
the .heat at 240 degrees. This brings
-.np ,tbe triangle going through the
furnace. Before It went through the
paper was blank. Everything soluble
Vas removed during Its bath in the
., "After the purifying by fire, certain
hieroglyphics were in evidence. They
'caused much stir but meant nothing.
Mere camouflage, except the cross.
Spue 'deemed they came from invisi
ble ink. Too easy. Everybody knows
jthat trick. Some think the. triangle
"is paper. It Is. The chart from which
the triangle" was cut is the finest kind
of paper made from long-fibered as
bestos, specially treated to increase
Ira tensile" strength. Ordinary heat
will, net Injure it. It almost defies
tearing, can be chewed, and even a
Billy Goat's digestion will not feaze
it. It Is well-high indestructible."
"The chart and triangle are impreg
nated" with certain substances which
whsn submitted to certain treatments
will give up much of the secret.
They must first both be submitted to
a heat of '240 degrees then boiled
in liquid air.
"The afr we. breathe, when liquified
at- a. great pressure and low tempera
ture, boils at about 310 degrees
Fahrenheit below zero. There, are,
unfortunately, several kinds of ther
mometers. The ' two commonly used
are the French or Centigrade and $he
English or Fahrenheit. The former
is used by scientists and the latter
far common observations, like measur
ing the temperature of the weather.
Scientists often do jiot Indicate the
kind of degrees, because it is under
stood to mean centigrade. The '240
degrees,' therefore, means centigrade
degrees, and equals 484 degrees
Fahrenheit scale.
"This "will bring out certain ,lncom
pJ$ed -.formulas, and prepare the
chart, including the triangle, for sub
Beauent treatments."
"This is all exceedingly fascinating,
"but I .am more interested in your good
self," said the officer. "Let us take a
spin through the park. It will rest
you before going to the doctor's office.
There is still half an hour left before
"the appointment"
"I shall be delighted to go," re
sponded Madeline, "but before doing
bo let me tell you just a little about
the "radio-activity (means the power
of giving off certain kinds of rays),
'which plays a most Important part.
The incompleted formulas may be
further developed by submitting the
chart to the action of certain radio
active substances. Of, these there are
a number, but the most conspicuous
is the element called radium, discov
ered by Madam. Curie with the assist
ance of her husband. Let us now go
ior the auto ride and call on the doc
tor on our return."
The two lovers departed. .Annoy
ances and cares were soon forgotten
among the beautiful scenery along
tho drive. They were alone, excepting
the chauffeur, and he was compelled
to watch the road. Time seemed to
nave wings. The tiny wrist watch
showed that the time for the physi
cian's appointment was close at hand.
Was it correct? The pocket watch
said yes. The taxi was Immediately
directed to the physician's office on
Zupont Circle. They arrived a little
belated, but without mishap. As they
entered, the office the physician arose,
advanced, extended his hand, and said,
"Miss Madeline Connor, of Colorado,
I am happy to see you. How is your
gracious, lovable father? Has lie
come .with, you?"
Madeline eyed him with a search
ing, suspicious look, saying, "Why
do you speak in this fashion? When
and where did you sec my father? He
has gone to that land from whence
no traveler returns."
The doctor said: "My little girl, I re
call the many happy visits I have had
with your father in his home in the
Rockies, where I spent several years in
regaining my health and strength. You
were then a little girl, just blossom
ing into womanhood. I recall now the
enthusiasm with which your father
carried on his experiments, endeavor
ing to work out the idea of transmut
ing the baser elements into the more
prized. He was a good father to you.
Tou were with him a large part of
the time, and I often marveled how
apt a student you were. Love seemed
to know no bounds."
"Pardon me, doctor, you have so
completely surprised me that I have
neglected to Introduce my friend. Ma
jor; Archie Knowles, who has kindly
consented to come with me." The
doctor greeted the officer, then re-
Terted to Prof. Connor's work. "All
that country Is radiant with splendor.
Abundant crops seem to grow any
where water can be supplied. I am
told that 500 bushels of the golden
nuggets we formerly called potatoes
have been raised on an acre of land
In some parts of the Centennial State.
"It Is true, sunshine is abundant,
but there seoms to be something jelse.
your father believed it was due, in
part, to the radio-active substances
present in the soil. He conducted a
number, of experiments, using some
of these substances. To his surprise,
great benefit resulted. This has been
connrxned by others since then.
"When I last visited your father,
he was working with that wonderful
substance called radium. It was dis
covered by "a woman, I am told. A
woman's contribution to science!
Major Knowles had been thinking
deeply. A new world Is opening up
to him. He rather sympathizes witn
tho poor, overworked scientists, and
facetiously remarked that it lookud
to him as If this radium business
would keep them as busy as 'a one
armed paperhangcr with the Itch. The
doctor and Madeline enjoyed this re
mark hugely.
"Tou will pardon me. Miss Connor,
with all these Interesting remlni3
censes, I have almost forgotten the
object of your call."
"Certainly, doctor," cheerfully re
sponded Madeline. "I am already
greatly relieved from the strain I
was suffering with a few hours ago."
"All right," said the doctor. "I
very well recall your father telling
me how they spied on him and how
our ores, rich in radium, were being
exported to Europe, the radium ex
tracted and low-grade stuff returred
to us at fabulous prices. The good
material was kept at home. It waa
another one of those Hun subter
fuges. They endeavored to make It
appear that they were greatly In ad
vance of the rest of the world In
matters chemically. It. was a long
time before our Government became
wise, decided to recover this precious
substance Itself, In our own factory,
and keep it at home for our own use.
It is very rare and the pure sub-'
stance cannot be bought."
"The compound of radium on the
market costs about $7,000 for a speck
that weighs about as much as a
grain of wheat Seven thousand dol
lars a grain," mused Archie. "That
would mean, about $3,000,000 an ounc?,
and gold brings about ?20 for the
same amount Furthermore, one can
buy only about half aa much now
with a gold dollar as formorly.
"They say radium is scarce. Sup
pose an ample supply could be found,
that would b"e gold, indeed. This re
markable substance has not been
found efficacious for treating nervous
"Tou must have a complete rest for
a short time, Miss Madeline. Have
you any friends here to accompany
"Yes, I have three of the best red
blooded American friends, sonB of my
father's friends, who have protected
and cared -for me since coming to
i would then suggest that you go
to the Blue Ridge mountains, near
Bluemont, Vs., In a secluded placed
wnere you can get plenty of good,
wholesome, nourishing food and am
ple rest Tou know Dr. Wiley? He
has a dairy near there, and may be
willing to supply you with pure
"Yes, I have heard him speak on
milk on several occasions near my
"It Is not likely that you will be
disturbed up there, as it takes nearly
a lifetime to get there by the Old
Dominion car line. A flying machine
would be the best mode of transpor
tation. A few weeks' rest will wonc
"I am worred about another mat
ter, doctor;--I got a little" 'bump on
my head during one of these rough
treatments and fainted. A couple of
coctors-examlned me and said I had
both motor and sensory aphasia: that
I could not hear right, saw things
twisted, and my tongue would go
wrong. Doctor, have you ever seen a
woman who had lapses of memory, or
who was Unable to talk if she wanted
At this point they all entered into a
hearty laugh. Sho said: "I have had
many a little bump in the mountains,
and to think that the doctors could
be so easily misled into the belief
that a little bump on my head would I
render me dumb, deaf, and blind to
the world, certalnlv looks KtunM.'l
Those doctors certainly were easily
"I think you put one over on the
doctors that time, Madeline. Tour
speech and memory do not betray any
of those difficulties at present I
do not think you will need any medi
cine. Drugs do good only in well
selected cases. I hope you will not
go away like so many others and try
one of those patent medicines. They
often do more harm than good. It
is claimed that they are the poor
man's medicine, but my experience
Is that they are the poor man's lux
ury and an expensive one at that"
The two callers bade the doctor
adieu and as they emerged from the
office door, they met Lieutenant
Kimball. He was told of their visit
to the doctor, his instructions to
Madeline and now the proposition is,
how to get out of the city as quietly
and unceremoniously as possible;
and unbeknown to any one excepting
the doctor.
Kimball felt like a cur when he
recalled the last few moments he
spent with her. The two passed
glances. The lieutenant profusely
apologized for his ungallant conduct
to her and Madeline graciously ac
cepted the apology. The love cord
beat as before.
"I wonder If your air plane Is
ready." ventured the major. "It is
at your disposal," said Kimball. "Is
it possible for us all to start for the
Blue Ridge mountains within half an
hour?" "Surely," came the whole
hearted response.
They entered the taxi and in a
short time were on their way to the
polo field. The air plane was in
readiness. The three entered. Under
the skill of the accomplished ace,
they were soon walking up the airy
stair case. The sun was still an hour
above the horizon. Up, up they went
Objects became smaller and smaller.
The city looked like a radiating
patched quilt The winged steed
circled over the Capital and then
headed for the mountains.
Madeline could not be left unpro
tected. The outcome was that the
major should be Madeline's protector
and Lieutenant Kimball was to get
Captain Henderson. The airplane
was provided with a wireless phons
and the captain was soon located.
Henderson was ready when Kimball
arrived. The machine was carefully
gone over, a supply of gasolene pro
vided, and in half an hour the three
admirers and protectors were with
Madeline. Captain Henderson apolr
gized for his ungraciousness a few
days since. They had proven their
loyal fidelity.
The younjr lady had gone to the
mountains for a rest To the casual
observer It hardly seemed that he
present environments were very favor
able. The question of disposing cl
the secret preyed on her mind and she
could not feel content until something
definite had come of it
The major was of a practical turn
of mind and asked about the trans
mutation of the baser metals into
gold. Had any chemist ever accom-
plished it before? Madeline replied
that "Prof. Ramsay, of England, had
reported preparing a small amount
of, gold from copper." On account of
his scientific standing it received con
siderable credence, but not much came
of it
The next question propounded by
the major was "supposing that we
should change all the lead In th
world Into gold, what would the effect
bo on its price? It would seem that
unless we could control its distribu
tion as is done In the case of the
African diamonds, or our meat sup
plied by the Five Big Packers, the
price of gold would soon be reduced to 30
cents an ounce or less, and the lead
would be cornered.
No one endeavored to answer. Made
line suggested that efforts be made
to carry out the- experiments on the
triangle and chart, communicated tj
them. All were agreed that this
should be done.
The psychological moment had
come. All who are to participate in
the great fortune were present It
was up to Madeline Connor to "play
square" and she did. She said: "No
one had as yet seen the authentic
chart except her father and hersolf.
It was in her possession, sewn in one
of her garments. She forthwith de
livered the chart to the tnree men for
Its safekeeping. It was theirs to
guard, and from it to develop the se
cret so far as it resided in the chart
The other chart which has had such
a devious route and checkered career
was made of the same material as the
genuine one, and contained some of
the other elements, but was largely
camouflaged. Tou will recall that Wu
Tsang had some imitation triangles
made, but found that they lacked
The men were greatly surprised,
but their faces beamed with happi
ness. Their coveted prize was still
in sight It was now their duty and
privilege to take the next step.
The Bureau of Chemistry was called
up, and the possibility of doing some
unofficial work for and by Govern
ment officers was discussed. It was
explained 'that one of the expected
results of the work would be great
relief and benefit, to suffering human
ity. The reply -was that Congress did
not authorize doing work for private
parties, whatever may be Its object
Balked again. Afterja short confer
ence the Bureau of Standards was
communicated with. The facilities of
that institution were placed at their
Every provision was made for Mad-
J erne's comfort safekeeping and pro
tection. The three officers winged to
Washington with the chart in their
possession. Application was made at
the Bureau of Standards to do the
work. It was necessary for each one
of the men to be Identified.
Uniforms did not gain admittance.
These preliminaries disposed of, each
I one was given an identification card.
TJiey were then ushered through a
series of subterranean chambers and
finally emerged in the room assigned
them. It was a beautiful place. They
were given the use of a lock box In a
largo safe in which to deposit their
valuables. ,
The first few days were .spent in
getting the essential apparatus for
the first part of the work. The use
of the- radium supplies presented
- " .: r
some difficulties as will be seen later.
I ?he c.nftrts was heated for one-half
hour in a furnace kept at a tempera
ture of 240 degrees, by means of an
electric current Some forms were
developed, but they were not intelli
gible to any of them. The chart was
then boiled in liquid air for one hour.
This did not result In anything visi
ble. So far everything had gone w.ell.
Difficulties were seen ahead. Neither
one of the men had much knowledge
of radium or how to use it. It was
considered unwise to bring in a stran
ger. It was too serious a matter.
Could Madeline help out? Has she
had the necessary experience? It was
decided to put the valuables in safe
keeping and consult Madeline. The
airplane soon landed them on the
Blue Ridge Mountains. The girl was
delighted to see them, greatly im
proved and happy in her surround-
in gs,
After a few moments' conversation
tfiey took a short hike through the
mountains. The girl set the officers a
pace not soon to be forgotten. She
was in her element. After returning,
dinner was ready, and only those who
have had similar experiences know
what an appetite such walks develop.
Twilight found the three ensconced
In a sequestered place talking over
experiences. An unusual motion at
tracted Captain Henderson's attention.
On looking up he saw a shutter-eyed
face 'gazing on them. The hiding
place had been found. The observa
tion was communicated to the group.
Tcs, said Madeline, . I have had my
suspicion aroused during the past day.
A woman answering the description
of Mrs. Thnjer has been seen, and it
might be well to leave these quarters
Major Knowles told Madeline that
they had gone as far with the chart
as they felt saro, and now come for
instructions and assistance. Neither
one knows much about radium and Its
properties. "We do not consider it
wise to call in a stranger on so im
portant a matter. We thought possi
bly you could help out. The radium
and apparatus arc at our command,
and the chart is locked up in one of
Uncle Sam's safes, guarded by trusty
employes. We have the key to the
lock box."
"I certainly can help in that mat
ter," responded Madeline. "Let us
plan to leave here early In the morn
ing." Lieutenant Kimball slept in the fly
ing machine to protect it against pos
sible vandalism. The protection of
Madeline was vouched to the care of
the captain and major. The night
passed without any disturbance.
Morning found them rested. After a
hurried breakfast they left for Wash
ington, where they arrived in good
spirits. A sedan was taken to the
Bureau of Standards.
After some red tape, permission
was granted Madeline to enter the
premises. The necessary apparatus
was set up. the chart brought from
the safe, and the radium set to work.
The action would take ten hours.
As the four sat in a group watch
ing the play of rays, Madeline said,
"Father deBircd to turn over his work
to the United States Government, but
could not come to any terms. The
Government experts say there's little
radium bearing ore in this country.
Father discovered Immense deposits,
and the chart will show where they
are located. The two important
oreB are carnotlte and pitch-blend.
"My father also perfected an In
strument by means of which the pos
sessor can locals certain animated
objects. He callAd it rado-scope. I
am going to give tone to each of tou
It Tnafi, stand you flu good Btead some
At tho end of ten hours' radium ac
tion, the experiment was discon
tinued, and tho chart placed In the
safe. The four workers left the bu
reau, entered a limousine, and In a
short time arrived at the Raleigh
well satisfied with their day's work.
After dinner, which was rather late,
the three admirers saw to it that
Madeline was provided with every
She had not been molested for aome
time, .and it was believed now was a
propitious time to attend to a few
matters demanding attention. Tho
three men compared notes. It waa
concluded that the duties of Captain
Henderson and Lieutenant Kimball
wero the most pressing. These two
officers, with great reluctance, left
Madeline In the major's charge.
The young Jady was accustomed to
liberty, plenty of fresh air and tho
lour walls got on her nerves. She
did not relish the restraint and asked
the major whether there was not a
placo for a little diversion of some
kind to remove the monotony. But,
protested Archie, where can we so
and be safe. "What no safe place
in this beautiful city?" queried the
girl. She shared the feeling of the
lonesome war worker.
These had been stirring times for
the staid old city of Washington.
Time had been when the city pur
sued the even tenor of its ways with
out anything causing very much
bustle, but with tho advent of the
war and Its numerous war workers
both in uniform and out things be
gan to change. Rooms were scarce,
cars and lunch rooms were over
crowded and things in general took
on a different hue.
With so many strangers' full of
new and old Ideas, brought from
other cities, it was but natural that
some new forms' of amusement should
crop up. These made- themselves
known in the so-called Greenwich
village places like the Silver Sea
Horse and the Krazy Kat, nice cob
webby places with futurist pictures
on the walls, small wooden tables.
J rickety chairs and candles for lights
nere ine laoies can ynjuy a tiuuicuo
over a cup of tea or coffee with,
cakes or ginger bread while their
escorts talk art, music, or literature
to Peggy or. Poll or some other
young artist or dancer.
Places where the cares Of running
the war could be laid aside by the
I army or naVal officer or -the cares
of running the -country "would not
weigh so heavily upon some mem
ber of Congress. And it was whis
pered about, that If one was "in on
the know" a little wine might even
be procured in some of these pjaces
'in dr"y Washington.
It is too late for the theater,
movies too Blow, no cabarets, and so
far as I can see there Is nothing in
view except the "Krazy Kat" replied
Archie, "but let's go, you and I, let
us enjoy ourselves together for a
short time somewhere," responded
So It was arranged, and about "an
hour later they -were drawing to a
stop near Thomas Circle. After wan
dering around in several blind alleys
and trying several garage and stable
doors in -endeavoring to 'find the
place, they were attracted by a sound
of laughter on the second floor of a
stable, and, pushing open a swinging
door, crossing-a lumber-Uttered room,
and climbing a narrow winding stair
case, they found themselves in the
midst Of a smoke-filled, dimly light
ed room that was fairly well filled
with laughing, noisy people, who
seemed to be having just the beat
time in the world, with no one to see
and no one to care who saw.
Madeline and Archie sat down to
one of the small tables and, ordering
some coffeo and gingerbread, pre
pared for an evening of fun. Made
line, as she looked around the room,
which was thick with smoke1, both
men and women smoking, and very
dimly lighted by candles stuqst in
empty beer and whiskey bottles, saw
at a corner table across the room
Fuller. Mrs. Thayer, and Snyder, ear
nestly engaged In conversation. What
rn Aartli YinA hrmiBit tTintri hpr?
She pointed them out to Archie, but
as he did not seem to be alarmed she
promptly forgot them and gave her
attention to the other people around
Lieutenant Kimball and Captain
Henderson had. In the meanwhile,
been trying to locate Madeline and
Archie by means of their radioscopes,
and after they had found them at
onrs started for the Krazy Kat to
Joix. ai.d to surprise them.
As the evening wore on the Krazy
Kat patrons became noislor and more
hilarious, and in some of the corners one
could hear the pop of a cork being
drawn and the gurgle of liquids pouring
from a bottle. Some of those present
had brought in some Baltimore "Joy
Juice" and were preparing for a large
About this time Captain Henderson
and Lieutenant Kimball came up the
rickety stairway and, spying out Made
line and Archie, joined them. Snyder,
Fuller, and Mrs. Thayer had Joined a
party where the fun was at its height
All the candles in their vicinity were
blown out Others took the hint and
soon all were out except two. Every
thing was shrouded in darkness.
The persons that were moving about
looked like specters in the light of the
two remaining candles. Suddenly a shot
ran out and a flash of fire lighted up
the room while the smell of burnt gun
powder mingled with, the screams of
tho ladies. Some one was shooting a
revolver. Almost at once the room was
flooded with an intense white glare that
came from two monster flashlights held
in the left hands of two men who stood
at the head of the stairway.
In their right hands they held very
business-like revolvers and calmly an
nounced "The houso is pinched." Con
fusion reigned, and as the clang of a
patrol bell sounded outside the crowd
gathered together and went down in sin
gle file and climbed into the waiting
wagons. All were hauled to the police
station, and here most of the offenders
were released upon personal bonds, but
somehow Snyder, Fuller, and Mrs.
Thayer were held on charges of disor
derly conduct and'were lodged in cells at
the Eighth precinct along with Bevcral
Madeline, Major Knowles, Captain
Henderson and Lieutenant Kimball
were allowed to go, and went quickly
to the Raleigh, sliding into Madeline's
apnj-tment for a conference. They
thought with Snyder, Fuller and Mrs.
Thayer temporarily detained they
would at least be unmolested for
awhile by them.
Wily Wu bad certainly been mak
ing himself scarce of late. It seemed
so strange not to have the crafty
Chink continually bobbing up, but we
shall soon learn the reasons. No one
knew of his whereabouts for several
weeks. He tried to get possession of
the chart and secret by Intrigue and
threat even In the name of the great
9 J
Buddha, but the brave girl stoically
refused to surrender her father's
work to thos$ not entitled to share It
The secret was not an alchemy
heritage of a Chinese servant. Wu
was obsessed to secure the coveted
prize. It would give him prestige.
The phony triangle the goat devoured
and never gave up was one of several
copies made by Wu from the supposed
original in his possession. He later
came Into control of a chart from
which a triangle had been cut He
found that the triangle fitted into the
triangular space in the chart
He now felt that the coveted secret
was iri-hls hands, and the real own
ers of the chart would soon be Hot on
his trail. The notion got into his
Oriental head that the sooner he got
ont of sight the better.
The underground world in Wash
ington was well known to him, but
ho felt that It was not devious
enough to make for security. New
York, furthermore, presented a more
inviting field. The idea was imme
diately acted on. Wu Tsang quickly
repaired to bis room, packed a small
handbag with a few necessary per
sonal effects, had a conveyance called
! and soon taxied to the Union Station.
xiere ne purchased accommoda
tions and a few moments later wa3
speeding to the big city as fail as our
swiftest train could take him. Well,
he knew that once in New. York's
Chinatown with its many opium dens;
all supopsedly .closed but still In full
operation; houses With secret stair
cases; tunnels and passage ways. Joss
houses, etc; he would be out of dan
ser. ,
Having in his possession the chart,
as he supposed, and being protected
from harm or interruption from the
outside world by the members of the
Red Poppy a tong very powerful in
Chjna, and with members in every big
city in the United States he could
use the cunning Oriental brains to
ferret out the secret Methods could
also be worked out to get it back
to the Flowery Kingdom, increase its
power and appease the gods.
Wu was always mindful of himself.
If this could all be accomplished he
would be elevated to heights of power
heretofore undreamed of by any mem
ber of the yellow race. Six hours
after leaving Washington he was
swallowed up late on a Saturday after-
noon by the seething throng that In-
uaoiiu yaiDMown. une nan nour
later he was in conference with
twelve other members of his race.
All were members of the Red Poppy,'
secured against interruption by &
ring of sentries with orders to kill
any intruder.
The clan held many conclaves, but
little progress- was made. No one
was found who could interpret the
figures and signs on the chart Some
thing was wanting. One chief even
suggested that the chart Wu Tsang
had represented a camouflage.
The Oriental spellbinder was be
ginning to feel a creepy sensation
coming over him that the chart might
be spurious. What would happen to
him if this proved correct must be
left to conjecture. He certainly
would not have enough cast left to
I cast a shadow behind him If he realty
I escaped the 'noose. Wu TBang- was
. sweating blood.
I Wu, being kept in touch with th
doings In Washington, soon learned
that Snyder, Fuller and Mrs. Thayer
were in confinement He believed for
some time that they had been trying
to double cross him and win for
themselves the secret and here was
his chance. He sent word at once to
Washington, and the death machinery
was started into motion.
By aome means, known only to the
wily Chinese brain, each of the three,
aa they slept In their cella after their
arreat, had a red poppy planed on
their breeata directly over their
h carta. That waa the death signal,'
and nt an appointed time fa the wee
amall hours each cell waa quietly en
tered and a gleaming-, keen-edged
knife snapeaded over every poppy by
mean of a delicate silken thread ad
justed so that It would "break when
disturbed by rertala vibrations. The
time limit was only a few seconds
off.. Somewhere In the distance a
church clock bell tolled the boor of 3,
and the three sharp blades descended
Tomorrow! chapter will be written
by Natalie Stunner Lincoln, well
known Washington author of popu
lar novels.
The final $250 prise chapter win be
published next Sunday. See ralea for
contestants' on Page 13.
and now, Dr. Lyman P. Kebler, Bu
reau of Chemistry, Department of
Agriculture, comes to bat In the first
half of the ninth and the eyeB of all
Washington are watching with bated
breath his delivery and all we can
say, is read the story today, for In
Chapter Twenty-eight you will dls-
pover the nrr(p whlr xmt i.i,
Stanton Connor had Implanted In the
Dram oi Ainueiine Lucilo when she
came to Washington. Dr. Kebler
proves that even the scientist can re
late things which to the average
student are at times tiresome Iri a
most interesting even thrilling style
of diction as you will notice in his
particular reference to my original
story whore 1 claim that heat had 240
degrees which is far as I can go in
the clemcntarles of chcmlntrv rnnit
be equalized by -164.
Breaking away from the cut-anl-drled
ethics of Bciontlnc lore. Dr.
Kebler has demonstrated very clev
erly tho fact that ho, like Mr. Wilmeth,
Major General Barnett and Lieut.
John Flynn. has secretly hidden In
the back of his head a very fine idea
of the real art of short-story writing.
Tou all know that tomorrow is th
twenty-ninth and deciding chapter of
this serial. Miss Natalie Sumner Lin
coln, editor of the D. A. R. Magazine,
is writing that twenty-ninth chapteV,
as you are reading this story, and It
will be from her viewpoint that you
will get the final triangular line and
possibly the clue to the missing link
of this remarkable literary contest.
You will nnd In addition to Miss
Lincoln's story tomorrow the result
of a conference whlnVi t -n.m nj
take this afternoon with Major Pull
man, Inspector Grant, and Detectives
Burllngham and Kelley, all of whom
have consented to permit me to ask
them a few questions as to what they
would do nrnvlrtlnf nfr. n 'n,..
fiaged" was a real story In this city,
ana you warn 10 reap tnis story as It
will be a corker because I am going
to write it and tbjjt's going some.
NO. 6
"Who delivers The Times dally la
the territory. East Capitol to D
street aad EUgata to Twelfth
Philip Moss,-twelve years old,
knows what It Is to be an inves-
He has been selling copies of
-The Times for fourteen, months,
and nearly alL of the money he
has been saving ho put into Lib
erty bonds.
"I have a Times route of my
own," said Philip today. "And I
have seventy-five subscribers. I
am trying to-lncrease the number
of customers and hope to have
at least 100 soon.
"When the Liberty bonds" were
offered I thodght I would be pa
triotic and-subscribe, so I did.
Sjnce there ara no xnorb Liberty
bond issues I .have "been putting
my money in the bank."
Philip is in tho seventh grado
at the Hilton School. He lives at
711 D street-northeast,
Tooting a horn on Armistice Day
did not end year- part la winning a
peace with victory. Paying, your la
come tax. makes more real noise tank
tooting a horn.
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Everybody likes chocolate! We all know that
adding chocolate to anything as a flavoring always,
makes that thing still more enjoyable! The same
holds true -in the manufacture of- smoking tobacco.
All smoking tobaccos use some flavoring. That is
the secret of the delicate, agreeable, pure fragrance
of Tuxedo. The finest of carefully aged burley to
bacco -f- a dash of pure chocolate gives that fragrance
"Your Nose Knows" from all other tobaccos.
Try This Test: Rub a little Tuxedo
briskly in the palm of your hand to
bring out its full aroma. Then smell
it deep its delicious, pure fra
grance will convince you. Try this
test with any other tobacco and we
will let Tuxedo stand or fall on
your judgment
"Your Nose Knows"
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Total Casualties Announced Now 270,718$
47 Dead and 138 Wounded In T odays Ll
The War Department gave out four army casualty lists t4r "wfcfck
contained 187 names, bringing the total for the' army up; to 3S,$J1. No
marine corn's casualty list was: issued, but the total previoaBiy rftporUd
for that arm of the service -was 5,834. The total for loth array and
marine iorps so far announced isnow 270,718.
The army lists issued today contained the names of & killed 3a ac
tion, 9 died from wounds, 6 died from accident and other causes, 26 H&
of disease, 9 wounded severely, 74 wounded to s degree Uadetersiiaesi,
55 wounded slightly, and 2 missing in action.
Canada, "Nora Scotia, 'Frank H. Breton.
Ohio, Warren, "Leo O. Reynolds.
I4U, Lejraaport, Jake Cohen.
V. Jm , Trentoa Anthony D. Fr&sceHs.
6sL, Saa Braaralao, William II. lawsoa.
Moat., SUueaia, Dewey V. Shnpsoa.
WMh Hosat Vernon, Ellsworth E. Albert
ton. Pa,, Apollo, Charles B. Ewfer.
Mis.,. BIloxJ, Cheater O. Hayes.
TT. J., Hsledoa, 'Raymond M. Berneseoal.
CaL, Lonz Beach, Eddie M. Brown.
Mont., Great Falls, Roland TV. Bradley.
IT. y Xew York. Edward Waller;
Holland, Gronenirer, Albert Heer.
Ohio, ClBcIaaatl, Thonias P. Anr.
lad Lafayette, Theodore W. Baamrardt.
Miss., Jackiofit Jack H. .Bor.
Abu, Ar kadelphla, Joan Boyd.
Mas., CharlestowB. Arthur J. BrlcMey.
MlehSt. James, William J. Bern.
Col., Paso Bobles, William A. Caldwell.
The Japanese Way to
Doesn't Htirt a
The Magic Touch of Ice-Mint
Soreness, Then the' Com
Off. Try it. Yoor Feet
Just a touch of Ice-Hint and "Ob,!"
what relief. Corns and callouses
vanish, soreness disappears and yon
can dance all nijrht or wall all day
and -your corns won't hnrt & bit. No
matter what you. have fled or hoy
many times you have .been disap
pointed, here is, real help-for you
at last. From the very second that
Ice-Mint touches that sdre. tender
-corn your poor tired, aching- feet will
feel so cool, easy and comfortable
that you will Just sijarh with relief.
Think of it; just a Hue touch, of that
delightful, coolin? Ice-Mint and real
foot Joy is yours. o matter how old
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S. DH L&cas, John Oliver WsdaeS,
Ohio, ClaeiaaaU. WKaaa BoKe.
Tean Johnson City. Eraeai K. Gwrdatcc
Kaas CoWwftJer, WllHsua K. Message.
Moat,, Fersythe, Gerhard Otoea.
Ak, Spring- Garden, Porter J. Seedy.
W&9&, Seattle, Harry E. Reqss,
2f. Y., Rochester. Frank E. Sofeertsaow.
Ho Odessa, Edgar L. McNeeL
Mich., McMtnaa, Anthony W. Brewritsf.
Minn.. Ererrreta, Thorns Float.
8. Baku, Herrlek, Artaar Frssler.
Sweden, JHobe, John E. Joaasoa.
Hsm RoxBsry, John C. aTeMey.
CaL. Stockton, Adam Klein.
N. J., Jersey Ctty, MlKen May.
Remove Corns
Bit Easy and Simple
Does It, , Jost a Touch Stj
or CaHcos Shrivels and Lifts
Will Feel Cool and Eiotv
or touch your pet corn is ne'wtff
shrivel right up and you eas frtek
hlm out after a touch of Ice-Hint,
No- pain, not a bit of soreness, siUMr
when applying: if Or afterwards, aad
it doesn't even Irritate the skin.
Ice-Mint is the real Japanese ae
cret of fine, healthy little feet. JPra
rents foot odors and keeps' them cool,
sweet and comfortable. It Is turn
selling like wildfire here.
Just ask in any drujr store for a
little Ice-Mint and give yotr yoor
sufferinsr. tired feet the treat af
their lives. There. Is nothing bettor. 1
nor nocning- "just as eooo."
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