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by Victor Rousseau
Copyright W. O. Chapmai
A NIQHT STRUGGLE.
Paul Hiwlttt, loitering at nlfht
In Madison aquara. New York, la
approached by aa Eskimo do*. He
follewa the dog to a rambling houae
and meets the animal’a mlatreae
coming out with a large amount of
money. She la beautiful and In dls
treaa and ho followa her. After
protecting ber from two aaaallanta
ho takea her In charge, and puts
her In hie own rooma for the rest
of the night. He returns a little
later to find a murdered man In
his rooma and Jacqueline dased,
with her memory gone. He decides
to protect Jacqueline, gets rid of
the body and prepares to take her
to Queboo in a search for her
homo. Hmon Leroux. searching for
Jacqueline for some unfriendly pur
pose, finds them, but Hewlett
evades him. Hewlett calls the girl
his alster. In Quebec he learns that
she la the daughter of a recluse
la the wilds, Charles Duchalne.
Pore Antoine tells Hewlett Jac
queline Is married and tries to take
her away. Hewlett engages pas
sage on a boat to fit. Boniface.
CHAPTKR Vl—Continued.
The road, howerer, led ms Into a
blind alley, the farther extremity be
tas the base of the cliff; but another
atisst amerced from It at a right
angle, and I Tfhnged Into this, holler
ing that any of the byways would
eventually take me to the top of the
acclivity.
As I entered this street I heard the
footsteps behind me quicken and, look
ing around, perceived that the man
was dose upon me. He stopped at
the moment I did and disappeared In
a email court.
How I was afraid. The mighty
dlff before ms, the silence of the de
serted alleys In which I wandered
helplessly, the thought of Jacqueline
Sion* waiting anxiously for my return.
«i*««w unmanned me. I almost ran
forward into the byway which seemed
to lead toward the summit, and aa I
did so I heard the footsteps dose be
hind me again.
On my left hand was a tiny un
fenced courtyard, not more than six
yards In srea, and I turned Into this
quickly and waited. I was confident
that the bend In the street had hidden
ma from my pursuer, and, as I antici
pated, he came on at a swifter rate.
Ha was abreast of me when I put
out my hand and grasped him by the
coat, while with the other I felt In
■y pocket fur my automatic pistol.
H was not there. I hod left It In
the pocket of the overcoat which I
had changed at the furrier's shop aud
had sent to the Chateau. And I was
looking Into the villainous face of the
rulßan who bad knocked me down on
Sixth avenue 1
“What are you following me forP* I
cried furiously.
He wrenched himself out of my
grasp and pulled a long knife from hto
pocket. I caught him by the wrist,
and we wrestled to and fro upon the
snow. The keen steel slashed my Un
gers, but the thought of Jacqueline
helped me.
I got hla hand open, snatched the
knife, and flung It far away among
tbs stunted shrubs that clung to the
cliff Side. And we stood watching each
other, panting.
He did not try to atuck me again,
hut stood just out of my reach, grin
ning diabolically at me. Hla gase
shifted over my shoulder. Instinctive
ly I swung around aa the dry snow
crackled behind me.
I was a second too late, for I aaw
nothing hut the looming figure of a
second ruffian and his upraised arm;
then painless darkness seemed to en
fold me, and I was conscious of plung
ing down Into a fathomless abyss
CHAPTER VII.
Captain Dubois
Clang I Clang!
It sounded aa though some titanic
blacksmith were pounding on a mighty
anvil to a devil’s chorus of laughter.
And I was bound to the steel, and each
blow awakened hideous echoes which
went resounding thwugh my brain for.
aver.
Clang I Clang I
I strove to free myself. I knew that
It was a dream from which I must
awaken, for the fate of the whole
world depended on my awakening
from the bonds of sleep.
It would be so easy to sink down
Into a deeper slumber, where even the
clanging of the anvil beneath those
hammer strokes would no longer be
heard; but against this was the Im
perative need to save—not the world
i now, hat—
The name was aa sweet as honey
upon my Ups It was something worth
living for. It was— Jacqueline 1
Igat name— Annette—Jeannette—
JaiqeeUnel
I had gone hack to my rooms and
qgm naoflj span tbs floor. JacqaaUne
Jacqueline
of Golden
River
bad killed somebody, and I must eave
her I
Suddenly I realised that my eyes
were wide open and that I waa star
ing at the moon over the housetops.
With consciousness came pain. My
head throbbed almost unbearably, and
I was stiff with cold. I raised myself
weakly, and then I became aware that
somebody was bending over me.
It was a roughly dressed, rough
looking denizen of the low quarter Into
which I had strayed.
"Dfable I I thought you were dead !"
I could make out amid the stream of
his dialect, but the remainder of his
speech was beyond my understanding.
I looked around In bewilderment.
"Where am IT" I asked, stHl bound
by that first memory of tfew York.
"In Sous-le-Cap, m'sleur,** answered
the man.
I felt In my pocket for my watch
and drew It out It was strange that
the men had not robbed me, but I sup
pose they had become terrified at their
work and had run off. However I did
not think of that at the time.
It was a few minutes past eight.
And the boat sailed at nine. I must
have lain stunned In Bous-le-Cap
street for an hour and a half, at least,
and only the supreme necessity of
awakening, realised through uncon
sciousness, had saved me from dying
under the soowa.
I found that I could walk, and hav
ing explained to the man that I wished
to go to the Chateau, was taken by
him to the top of a winding road, near
at hand, from which I could see my
destination at no great distance from
me.
Dismissing my friendly guide and
sending him back rejoicing with lib
eral largesse, I hurried as quickly as I
could make my way until I burst Into
the Chateau at half past the hour.
I must have presented a dreadful
spectacle, tor my hair and collar were
matted with blood, and I saw the
guests stare and shrink from me. The
clerk came toward me and stopped
no at the entrance to the elevator.
"Where is Miss Hewlett!" I gasped.
"Didn't you meet her? She left here
nearly an hour ago."
I caught him by the arm, and I
think he Imagined that I was going to
seise him by the throat also, for he
backed away from me, and I saw a
look of fear come Into his eyes.
"Tour friend came for her and said
that you had met with an accident,"
the clerk continued. "She went with
him at once. He took her away In a
sleigh. I was sure that you had
missed her when you came In."
But already I was half way across
the hall and running for the door. I
raced wildly across the court and
toward the terrace.
The meaning of the scheme was
clear. Jacqueline was on Captain Du
hamel's boat, which sailed at nine, and
only twenty minutes remained to me.
I had underestimated Leroux's
shrewdness. He must have tele
graphed Instructions from New York
before my train was out of the country,
secured the boat, laid his plans during
his Journey northward, and had me
struck down while Jacqueline was
stolen from my care. I should have
read him better. I had always daw
dled. I trusted to the future Instead
of acting. What chance had I against
a mind like his?
I must have been running aimlessly
up and down the terrace, blindly
searching for a road down to the lower
town, for a man seised me by the
sleeve and I looked Into the face of
the hotel clerk again.
"This way I" he said, and hurried’ me
to a sort of subway entrance and down
a flight of steps. Before me I saw the
turnstile which led to a cable railway.
He paid my fare and thrust me Into
a car. A boy came to close the lat
ticed door.
The car glided down the cliff and
stopped a few seconds later. I
emerged through another turnstile and
found myself In the lower town again
at the foot of the precipice, above
which rose the Chateau with Its Im
posing facade, the ramparts and the
towering citadel.
I reached the wharf and raced along
the planks. I was In time, although
the engines were throbbing In the
Salnte-Vlerge. But It was not she, but
the dark Claire I sought at that mo
ment, and I dashed toward her.
A man barred my approach. He
caught me In hls strong arms and held
me fast.
"Dlablel Are you road, monsieur?”
be burst out as I continued to struggle.
And then I recognised my captor as
Captain Dubois.
"Jacqueline Is on the Claire p I
cried, trying to make him understand.
"They took her there. They—"
"It Is all right," answered Dubois,
holding me with one hand, while with
the other he wiped a blood drop from
hls lip where I had stfbck him. /Tt l|
all right. I have her."
THB MLK MOUWTMXM PILOT.
I stared wfldty at him. "She le aa
the Claire!" I cried again.
“He. moa amL She Is aboartf the
Salnte-Vlerge," replied Dakota, chuck
ling, "and If yen wish to accompany
mademoiselle yon must come with me
at once, for we are getting ep eteam."
I could not believe him. I thought
that Leroux had tampered with the
honest man. It was not mMI ho had
taken me. half forcibly, aboard and
opened the door that I saw her.
"Jacqueline!" I cried, and clasped
her In my arms for Joy, and quite for
got
A dancing shadow fell upon the
wall behind the oil lamp The honest
captain was rubbing hls hands in the
doorway and chuckling with delight
"It la all right, it is all right; ex
cuse me, monsieur," he said. **But
what has happened to you, monsieur?
You have met with an accident?"
Jacqueline cried out and ran for
water, and made me sit down, and
began bathing my head. I contrived
to whisper something of what had oc
curred during the momenta when
Jacqueline flitted to and fro. Dubois
swore roundly.
"It la my fault monsieur," he said.
"I should have known. I should have
accompanied you home. But I was
anxioua to get to the telegraph office
to Inform M. Danton of your coming.
And I suspected something, too, for I
knew that Leroux had something more
In hls mind than simply to convey
some of hls men to St. Boniface at
such expense. Mademoiselle knowa
nothing of the plot against her, and
has been greatly distressed for you.
So It shall be understood that you
fell down and hurt your head on the
icc-ehr
I agreed to this. "But what did
she think?" I asked, as Jacqueline
went back for some more water.
"That you had sent her to the
Balnte-V!erge," he answered, "and that
you were to follow her here—aa yon
did. Parbleu!
"One question of curloalty, mon
sieur, If It la permissible," he said a
little later. "Why does Leroux wish
Dubois Swore Roundly.
so much to stop your marriage with
mademoiselle that he Is ready to stoop
to assassination and kidnaping?"
"Because he Is himself in love with
her," I said.
The captain clenched hla fists. "God
forbid I" he murmured. "They say
hls wife died of a broken heart. Ah.
monsieur, swear to me that this shall
never come about, that mademoiselle
become hla wife. Swear It to me,
mon ami I"
I swore It, and we shook hands.
Five minutes later we had cast off,
and the Salnte-Vlerge steamed slowly
through the drift Ice that packed the
gulf. There were no lights upon the
Claire, and I surmised that the con
spirators were keeping quietly hidden
In expectation of Jacqueline's arrival,
though how Dubois had outwitted
them I could not at the time surmise.
Then I sought my cabin and fell
asleep, dreaming of Jacqueline.
Hewlett purchases dogs
and a sled and sets off for
Chateau Duchaine with Jac.
queline.
(TO HE CONTINUED.)
She Almost Started a Fad.
A girl who selected two earrings
from different sets yesterday morning
when dressing hurriedly was suspect
ed of Introducing a new fad. She waa
unconadoua of the attention she at
tracted and did not realise that heads
of her neighbors In church were
turned and twisted to get a "close-up”
of her Jewels until she reached home.
A glance in her mirror told her that
she was the object of Interest In her
pew, for a huge pearl blossomed in one
ear and a brilliant blue pendant hung
from the lobe of the other.—Worcester
Evening Post.
Insects Do Much Good.
Although Insects damage the crops,
stored products and domestic animals
in the United States to the enormous
* mount off 1.200,000,000 every year,
nevertheless this damage Is almost
compensated by the good they da
Dr. L. O. Howard, chief of the bureau
of. entomology, at the National Mu
seum told of the value of the useful
Insects as cross-fertilisers of plants,
as affecting the anil, in pridaring
honey, silk. »U>
OPENING OF THE PERSHING STADIUM IN FRANCE
Left to right: Col Waite C. Johnson, uthletlc director of the American expeditionary forces and chairman or the
interallied guinea committee: General Pershing. President Poincare of France, and French Minister of Marine Ley
guey Inspecting the allied soldiers taking part In the opening day’s ceremonies at Pershing stadium. Joinville. France,
near Paris. Every allied nation xvus represented at the opening of the great uthletlc field, which is iutended to be
a permunent monument to the American urmy in France.
Turn Rotterdam
Into Army Base
Dutch City Looks Like New York
Since Americans En
tered Area.
MfiMCM GOODS ON SUE
la Now Bupply Dopot for United
States Army of Occupation in
Germany—Turned Into Bus
tling Now World Port.
By CORP. DAVID RAMZEUR.
(In the Chlcaco Poet.)
Rotterdam, Holland. — Rotterdam,
supply depot for the American anuv
of occupation in Germany, Is "tHfe
New York of the A. K. F.”
At Maashaveen, the left month of
the Rhine, on the outskirts of Rotter
dam, American soldiers erected their
barracks and at a wharf near by
American soldiers and sailors unload
the supplies for the American army of
occupation In Germany. Squat tug
boats, with their little Dutch house
hold aboard, puff up and down the
Rhine towing the long, narrow barges
built for the canals of this little
country, with their loads of supplies
for the Yanks who are keeping the
watch on the Rhine. And down the
Rhine come some of the lucky dough
boys whose time has expired ond who
are starting for "God’s country."
Rotterdam Now Bustling Port.
In every direction In Rotterdam are
signs of a busy, bustling new world
port. Huge derricks and traveling
crimes, big grain elevators, long
strings of concrete and cast-iron
docks and wharves, networks of
tracks and here and there a shlpynrd
resounding with the clatter of machin
ery and the “rat-tat-tat" of riveters
The shops are a wonder and a de
light. They are marvels of cleanli
ness and trim, neat, attractive tidi
ness. The grocery stores are as
scrupulously clean and orderly ns a
big operating room In an American
hospital and one has to look twice to
discover whether a grocery store is
Indeed a grocery or a first-class drug
store.
But the thing above all that makes
us call Rotterdam the New York of
the A. E. F. Is the fact that wherever
one walks In the uptown districts one
sees American articles for sale and
American apparatus and machinery in
use. For Instance, wulk down Uoog
strnot (which, by the way Is not Hog
street, but High street). It is the
Broadway of the New York of the
A. E. F. On It are tobacco and cigar
shops that would put to shame the big
Jewelry stores of many American
cities; confectionery stores that are a
little bit of fairyland; bakeries and
groceries that fairly glisten with
nickel, brass and glass; clothing
East Adopts English
Elementary Schools of Near East
Make Study Compulsory
Soon Will Dl.plac. French •> th.
Language of Diplomacy
and Buainaaa.
Island of Crete—Tlie English lan
guage promises soon to displace French
as the language of business aud diplo
macy.
All through the Near East the Ang
lo-American Influence Ims resulted In
thousunds of elementary schools Insti
tuting English ns n compulsory lan
guage. Even in the Mediterranean lale,
the home of Premier Venlaeloe, Instruc
tion In the English language has been
arranged for.
American scientific agriculturalists
are now completing a survey of the
soil possibilities of Crete In the eame
thorough fashion in which they-Mr*
stores that look like one of the cor
ners of Forty-second and Broadway.
Walking along past those stores one
sees popular brands of American to
bacco and cigarettes; American phono
graphs, American sewing machines,
American chewing gum; one stops in
front of a big music store and sees
displayed In the windows all the more
or less late American songs aud “Jazz"
and "rag” music.
There are dozens of American auto
mobiles on the pretty drives and
American motorcycles "put-put" by
with their muffler cut out. Just os they
do In America.
Favorite “Ham and" to Order.
In a little cafe or restaurant the
soldier orders the great American
favorite —ham and eggs—from a wait
er who speaks good English and who
will probably tell of the cities in
I America where he has worked, and
the "guldeens” will he rung up on an
American cash register and In half
the places an American typewriter
will be found neur the register. Rot
terdam has Its “Great White Way”
Just like old New York. In the
cabarets are mighty clever entertain
ers and girls who can "rag” Just ns
well as some of the girls back home.
The Dutch wax merry In a much
more repressed and dignified way
than do the French and in a Rotter
dam cafe one does not have to run a
gantlet of alluring sirens as one does
In Paris.
A Rotterdam cafe or saloon Is n
clean, orderly, always neat and trim
room that Is generally quiet. Back
of the bar the rosy-cheeked frail or
frnuleln works and pays no heed to
the men who come In. And the men
Seek Colombia Mart
American Business Men Invading
Southern Republic.
Hope to Open Up Country That Haa
Been Long Closed to Our
Trade.
Washington. —Advices from Bogota
say American business men are in
vading Colombia for a commercial
campaign and nre confident the pend
ing Colombian treaty will be ratified
by the United States.
By the proposed treaty Colombia is
to be recompensed for the loss of Pan
ama. The Colombian people felt hos
tility toward the United States for the
part It played, and for a long period
the Colombian field was particularly
closed to American business. With
the end of the European war, Euro
pean business men swarmed to Colom
bia.
American business men were not far
veyed the Greek mainland. Cretan
soil Is somewhat exhausted by cen
turies of cultivation without replace
ment of soil food, but with an abun
dant source of water supply In the
mountains and avallible fertilizer It
is believed much of It will respond to
proper treatment.
American farming machinery and
up-to-date methods are needed, and
arrangements have been made to sys
tematically educate the farmers of
Greece and Its largest island so that
they can Increase their yield of crops.
MaJ. C. G. Hopkins of the Illinois
agricultural department, and Lieut.
C. J. Bouyoucos, a native Greek
educated In America and a former in
structor at Michigan Agricultural
College, are In charge of the agri
cultural survey of Greece and Crete.
About five thousand refugees from
Asia Minor are sheltered and fed on
the Island of Crete. These are dis
tributed In the largo towns of Can
Government to Take
Census of Game Birds
Washington, P. C. —To gather
up-to-date and reliable informa
tion on the present condition of
game birds and unlmals In the
Western States, as compared
with previous years, the United
States department of agricul
ture, through Its bureau of bio
logical survey, has sent blanks
to thousands of hunters, and has
asked that they be filled out
with as complete nnd definite
Information as possible.
Recently 1,000 of these blanks
were sent to a selected list of
hunters In all counties of Wash
ington state. The Information
which will he obtained from the
renlles, together with that sup
plied by the field representa
tives of the bureau, will give
reliable Information on the game
bird ami animal population of
that state.
The bureau has already is
sued reports regarding mam
mals nnd birds, including the
game species, of Wyoming, New
Mexico and Colorado. Informa
tion for reports Is now being
collected In the states of Mon
tana, Arlzcna, Wisconsin and
Washington.
who serve the customers look like
church-going hank tellers. The larger
saloons in Rotterdam are restaurants,
enfes, saloons, Millard rtnmts nnd
cluhrootns combined.. To It come the
men with their wives and children.
The little ones ent the tasty pastry
and sip sirup; the wives drink beer
or tea nnd ent cake and gossip, and
the men play billiards or cards, write
letters or gather round the huge tiled
stoves to talk politics.
behind them. The Call chamber of
commerce, on the west const, has re
ceived notice from the United States
food administration of o projected vis
it by a commission of business men
from here. The Americans nre pre
pared to negotiate n new system of
business credits to meet the needs of
Colombian men.
This will be the beginning of a new
era In trade with South American
countries. It is said, for the chief com
plaints of the Lntln-Amerlcnns against
the methods of the United States con
cerps has been on credits nnd packing.
The ministry of agriculture nnd com
merce has Issued orders to give every
assistance to the Americans in the
handling of their samples by remitting
custom duties, nnd special trains will
be put at their disposal to visit vari
ous sections of the Interior. The party
will stop at the port of Buena Ventura,
where extensive improvements are be
ing made on plnns submitted by Amer
ican engineers.
dia, Retimno and Cunea, nnd to the
small towns of the interior. Ameri
can Red Cross representatives have
visited these refugees as well as the
civilian and military hospitals on the
Island of Crete, In addition to investi
gating the conditions of the Greek
soldiery returned from German prison
camps and the townspeople of the
island.
The greatest needs of the inhabi
tants of the island are an Institution
for the treatment of tuberculosis, med
icines and inedlcul supplies, blankets
and staple foods.
White Chicken Hawke.
Lancaster, Pa.—A white chicken
hawk —that’s a new one. But It’s a
reality, for Ira E. Melllnger Is exhibit
ing six little fuzzy ones that sire as
white as snow. Melllnger found his
specimens in the lower end of the
county nnd secured them after fight
ing and killiag a big rattlesnake whirls
was trying to find the nest. The hawk.<
are at Melllnger’s home living on raw
liver.
Anger punishes itself.

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