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Grain From Elevator That Blew Up
Salvaging ' ? 'H i * « & m i I* t M - : » j <> : * ? I vu ' : if' Si V M yylj V"..' r* j SZSs+c m w & Sÿfe; . The work of salvnglng tlie grain that was blown up In the world's lurgest grain elevator. In Chicago, owned by the Armour company, has Just been finished. The work of cleaning out the elevator, which It had been estimated would take at least a year, was finished In four months. Blowers were run out from two sides of the elevator, one to the railroad tracks and one to the canal where the barges were loaded. + + + Danube Is Open to All Nations ; 4 4 fb ter of the en In of Is a Internationalization of Famous River Completed by Action of Interested Allied Powers. BARRIER AND BATTLEGROUND Danube Hae Long Been Chain Upon Which Romance and Hlatory Have Vied With Each Other to Hang Intereating Traditiona. Washington.—The completion of the Internationalization of the Danube by the recent formal action of the Inter ested allied powers, announced In Paris dispatches, Is the occasion for the Issuance from the Washington headquarters of the National Geo graphic society of the following bulle tin, descriptive of the famous river. "From the Black forest to the Black sea, over a course 1,800 miles In length, the Danube has long been a chain upon which romance and history have vied with each other to hang Interest ing traditions and occurrences. Geog raphy, too, has done Its share, and although the Volga exceeds Its rival In length, and although the Rhine In Thackeray nnd Hood has had better press agents, the Danube Is lnrge enough and benutlful enough to rank In Interest with the great rivers of the world. Lets a Highway and More a Barrier. "There was a time when the Dan ube was symbolized by an old-fash ioned waltz. But since the World war begnn, nothing but a hesitation typifies the place the river has held In the economic life of the countries through which It runs. It has been less a highway nnd more the harrier than In prewar days. Not yet does It serve to bind the various nations through which It pnsses Into a friend ly and co-operating group. It has been officially open to ships of all na tions since the forming of the Danube, commission In 185fl and the various states Interested long co-operated to Improve the navigation facilities, es pecially In the lower reaches of the river; but political conditions have done much to weaken the economic link which once bound Linz and Vi enna to the great grain shipping cen ter of Bralln. to which ocenn-golng vessels can steam, and to the Black sea ports themselves. "Charming villages, beautiful mead ows, picturesque hills crowned with ruined castles, princely palaces, ec clesiastical plies and two of the world's most fascinating capitals are strung along the lengthy and winding river. Thriving Industries raise their smokestacks beside the stream whose legendary color Is blue but whose true tint vnrles from a dirty green to a muddy yellow. More tragic thnn the encroachment of factory smoke has been In Inte years the sad sight of countless chimneys from which the llfe-hreath of Industry seemed to have expired forever. Hohenzollern Castle on Banks. "Near Its source nt Donnueschlngen, the river pnsses between the castle which gave Its name tn the late ruling family In Germany and n war monu ment to tlie Hohenzollern men who fell In the Frnnco-Prnsslnn wnr. Farther down It passes through the once-proud capital of Austria-Hun gary, where the fine government build ings atand to the despairing Inhabi tants ns n mocking reminder of better days, nnd beside the Prater, once a deer pnrk nnd Inter n pleasure garden noted for Its Viennese gayety. The Danube. "Still farther along Its course Just after entering Ozeeho-Slovnkia, at Its Junction with the March, there Is a towering cliff spired with a monu ment erected to celebrate 1.000 yenrs of Hungarian nationality. This Is Ozecho-Slovnklnn territory now, nnd there last summer the Stars and Stripes were draped on the occasion of the visit of a large group of Czech» r J t J • the Hungarian -, J The boat stn Americans to the newly freed land of | « their fathers. "Bratislava, now Czecho-Slovakln's river port, was once the city in whose dignified cathedral kings were crowned, tlon there reveals the changes which 1 J history has wrought. Over the cen- * ter of the landing the present name Is * given, hut to the left one can see most of the letters of the Herman name •Presshurg' and to tlie right there Is the Hungarian name 'Poszony.' Budapest Not War.Torn. "Vienna, brooding In Its lovely parks, which lack the care that was once lavished on them, and contem plating with cynicism the motto 'SI Vis Pacem, Para Bellum,' whose gold en letters_ decorate the walls of the ministry of war. Is a sad sight. But Budapest, still militant, still haughty In the consciousness of Its beauty, seems to have been less troubled by the passage of war. "Food is the main reason. Hungary, reduced as It is, still contains some of tlie best land in Europe. Vienna, Its Industry stopped, can do little to earn the food It needs. During the snmmer of 1020 all traffic between the two capitals was stopped by mutual boycotts and although steamers plied the Danube from Linz to Budapest, no through passeng* rs or freight were received. "To the casual observer, Budapest Is the same proud city as of old. The fine parliament building and the Im posing palace on the heights across the river, where Admiral Horthy now rules, seem as attractive as before the war. The upper river Is still crowded with bathers and with canoes and rowboats In which charming women and stalwart men do their beet to attain a spacious coat of tan. Along Franz Josef qual, the promenade adds a lively touch of color to the drab scenes to which the beautiful blue Danube has become accustomed. Celtic Fortress Still Stands. "From Zemun, once the last Hun garian port on the Danube, a short trip between low banks brings one to Belgrade, the capital of the new king dom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes, where the steamer rounds the base of the ancient fortress which dates back to the time of the Celts, the Ro mans and.the Franks, and comes to Its dock a little way up the Save, * a a a Is RANKS WITH DEMPSEY y I * n Li fi'.m M ife ' } K'SSMgiSflj ï ■ ; Here Is "Bowie," who ranks about as high In the cock-fighting world 1 as Dempsey does In the prize-ring or Jock Hutchinson in golf. "Bowie," now tlie property of Dan Baldwin of Walnut Springs, Tex., has won $3,400 In purses alone In nine battles In the fastest cockpits of the United States and Mexico. + * Big Feet No Help in 4 i Killing Rattlesnake ! Janies Klcrnan, Tusten, N. Y„ \ nearly lost a lint I le with a four- J foot rattlesnake because his feet » were too big. Kleman got both J feet on tlie rattler, but was un- # able to club It to death as lie J could not lilt the snake without t bruising his own toes. He was J nenrJy tired out before he man- » nged to get In a blow * * which J stunned the snake so that lie * could get off and finish the Job. [ 4 his that the tt, to off + which here enters the Danube from the south. "About four hours sail below Bel grade the wide plains give way to hilly country where the Transylvanian Alps curve down toward the Jum ble of mountains which extend to Montenegro and Greece. It Is in this region that the main obstructions of the river occur. But the most fa mous obstructions nnd the finest scenery come at the Kazan Duflla and the "Iron Gates,' where the river has collected a gruesome toll. "At Rustchuk, the railway traveler from Roumnnla ferries across n broad and sluggish stream to continue his Journey to Sofia nnd Constantinople; nnd here the hanks of the Danube are lined with huge barges, many of which are still Idle. Below Slllstrla, the river curves to the north and passes through Roumanian territory throughout tlie rest of Its length. At Ceran Vodn, It Is crossed by one of the longest railway bridges In the world, the Inst of the many bridges which cross the stream, some of which are now destroyed as a result of the war and post-armlstlce fight ing. "Bralla, 125 miles from the three main mouths of the Danube, Is a port for the grain nnd produce of a rich agricultural region. In prewar days Its wharves teemed with life nnd Its huge grain elevators bulged with the rich products of Wnllnchln and Do brudjn, which has seen great develop ment since the Russians gave It to Roumnnla Instead of the more valu able and fertile tracts of Bessarabia. From Galntz to the sea the Danube has already been under the control of an International commission whose duty has been to tame the river and the ninny nationalities to whom the river Is highway or bnrrler, according to the tides of human passion nnd na tional life." TO SAVE $1,000.000 ON AUTOS Mexican Government to Refuia Fumlth Oil and Tiros to Employees. t« Mexico City.—The Mexican govern ment, by refusing free gasoline, tires, repairs and garage service to Its em ployees who use government nutomo. biles, hopes to effect a saving of more thnn $1.000.000 annually, eral more hundreds of thousands will be saved to the government when army officers are forced to purchase their own gala uniforms, and there will be a still greater saving when nil federal employees drawing more than five pesos ($2.50) dally suffer a wage reduction of 10 per cent. These economies which. It Is under stood, will he made effective shortly, are lu Une with a program of rigid thrift Inaugurated by presidential de cree. Sev Too Many Women In Europe. Berlin.—Unless recently advocated plans of a Bulgarian solon and a Col orado farmer result In laws permit ting farmers and others to have more than one wife are accepted in Ger many, from 30 to 40 per cent of the German women are doomed never to have husbands, according to statis tics gathered by Albin Michel, a Ger man expert, who declares that Eu rope's surplus women have Increased until they exceed men by 15.000,000. New Model Needed. The real objection to a butter-knife Is that It Isn't sharp enough in winter and isn't enough like a spoon In summer.—Utica Morning Telegram. ir * ; The Voice of the Pack « A t « A « : I i By EDISON MARSHALL : t ; A i. ► 1920, l>y Little, Brown H Co. Copyi Ight O SYNOPSIS. Warnfd by his physician that bp hus not more than t-lx months tp live, Dan Falling «lt» deepondentlp on a park bench. wondering where he ali ou Id spend those six monthi> Memories of his grandfather and a deop love for all things of the w ild help him ln reat hing a dev slon. In a large city he meets people known and loved his grnndfathe: a famous frontiersman. He makt his home with Silas L*nnox, a ty| leal westerner. Ore go l.o ha .1 The only olbilr members of the household are Ijennox's son, "Bill," and daugh ter, "Snowbird." Their abode a In the Umpqua divide, and there Palling plans to lire out the short span of life which he has been told la hie. From the first Falling's health shotjs a marked Improve ment. and In the cotnpHnlonehlp of la-nnox and hla lie fits Into the woods life as If he bad been born to It. By quick thinking and a remarkable display of "nerve" he saves lasnnox's ll 'e and his own when they are at tacked by a mad coyote. I,ennclx declares he la a reincarnation Of Ills grandfather, Dan Falling 1, whose fame as a woodsman la a household word Dan learns that organized band of outlaws, which Bert Cranston Is the leader. Is making trouble in the vicinity. I-andry Hildreth, a former member of the gang, has been Induced to turn state'a evidence. and daughter f ed the what and north and that and tain, he CHAPTER III—Continued. He looked up, and the whole v[e!rd picture was thrown upon the retina of his eyes. The coyote was still racing straight toward Dan, a gray djmon that In his madness was more terrible than any charging bear or elk. Fog there Is an element of horror about the Insane, whether beasts or men, that cannot he denied. Both men felt tt, with a chill that seemed to pene trate clear to their hearts. The eyes flamed, the white fangs of Gravcoat caught the sunlight. And Dan stood erect tn his path, his rifle half raised to his shoulder; and even In that first frenzied Instant in which Lennox looked at him. he suw there was a strange Impassiveness, a singular Im perturbability on his face. "Shoot, man !" Lennox shouted. "What are you waiting for?" But Dan didn't shoot. His Ihnnd whipped to his face, and he snatched off his thlck-lensed glasses. The eyes that were revealed were narrow and deeply Intent. And by now, the fren zied coyote was not fifty feet distant. All that had occurred since th# nnl nial charged had possibly taken five seconds. Sometimes five seconds Is Just a breath ; but as Lennox waited for Dan to shoot, It seemed like a period wholly without limit. He won dered If the younger man had fallen into that strange paralysis thht a great terror sometimes lnjbues. "Shoot !" he screamed again. But It Is doubtful If Dan even heard At that Instant hli his shout, slid Into place, hls head lowered, hls eyes seemed to burn along the glitter ing barrel. His finger pressed back against the trigger, and the roar of the report rocked through the sufnmer gun air. The gun was of large caliber; and no living creature could stand against the furious, shocking power of the great bullet. The lead went straight home, full through the neck and slant ing down through the breast, and the coyote recoiled as If an Irresistible hand had smitten h(m. It is doübtfnl If there was even a muscular Quiver after Graycoat struck the ground, not twenty feet from where Dan stood. And the rifle report echoed back to find only silence. Lennox got up off the ground and moved over toward the dead coyote. He looked a long time at the gray And then he stepped bar k to where Dan waited on the trail. "I take It all back." he said simply. "You take what back?" "What I thought about you—that the Falling line had gone to the dogs. I'll never call you a tenderfoot again. I saw the t« of body. But tell me one tiling, way you looked down the barrel. I could see how firm you held th# rifle —the way you kept your head. And that Is all like your grandfather. But why, when you had a repeating rifle, did you wait so long to shoot?" "I Just had one cartridge In my gun. 1 didn't think of It until the foyote charged." Lennox's answer was the lastj thing in ' the world to be expected. He opened hls straight mouth and uttered a great, boyish yell of Joy. Hi# eyes seemed to light. The eyes of the two men met, and Lennox shook h|m by the to Eu the shoulder. ''You're not Dan Falling's grandson —you're Dan Falling himself!" he No one but him would have had self-control to wait till the game was almost on top of him—no one but him would have kept hls head In a time like this. You're Dan Failing himself, I tell you, come back to Grandson nothing! You're a shouted. earth. throwback, and now you've got those glasses off, I can see hls eyes looking right out of yours. Step on 'en^ Dan. You'll never need 'em again. And give up that Idea of dying In four months In rinlit now; T in going to make you live. We'll ti k 1 11 tlml disease to a llnlsli— and win!" And that Is (lie way liait Du Ing came Into Ids herltnire In tlie land of his own people, and In new spirit was horn In ldin to fleht — and win and live. the ! ail ■ liidi h ! t ! tlit* BOOK TWO his a The Debt. CHAPTER I. September was »I Its last (lays on tlie Urnpqun divide—that far wilder ness of endless, tree-clad ridges where Dan Falling had gone for his last days. Everywhere the forest people were preparing for the winter that would fall so quickly when these gold en September days were done. Under Plane of the forest—those smaller peoples that live In the dust and have beautiful, tropical forests In the ferns—found themselves digging holes and filling them with stores of food. Of oourse they had no Idea on earth why they were doing It, except that a quiver at the end of their tails told them to do so; hut the result wits entirely (he same. They would have a shelter for the winter. But the most noticeable change of all, In these days of summer, was a distinct tone of sadness that sound ed throughout the forest. Of course the wilderness note Is always some what sad ; hnl now, as (lie leaves fell and the grasses died. It seemed par ticularly pronounced. All the forest voices added to It—tlie wall of the geese, the sad fluttering of fallen leaves, and even the whisper of the north wind. Of course all the tones and voices of the wilderness sound clearest at night—for that is the time that the forest really comes to life— and Dan Falling, sitting In front of I.ennox's house, watching the late September moon rise over Bald moun tain, could hear them very plainly. It was true that In the two months he had spent In the mountains lie had learned to be very receptive to the The ; ; i I . j i C^| I A 1 i 'Wt W W V \JA ,Vr, f\ m // Th* Lead Went Straight Home. voices of the wilderness. Lennox had not been mistaken In thinking him a natural woodsman. He hnd imagina tion and Insight and sympathy; but most of all he had a heritage of wood lore from his frontiersmen ancestors. Two months before he had been a resident of cities. Now the wilder ness had claimed him, body and soul. These had been rare days. At first he had to limit hls expeditions to a few miles each day, and even then he would come in at night staggering from weariness. He climbed hills that seemed to (ear his diseased lungs to shreds. Lennox wouldn't have been afraid, In a crisis, to trust his marks manship now. He had the natural cold nerve of a marksman, and one twilight he brought the body of a lynx tumbling through ihe branches of a pine at a distance of two hundred yards. He got so he could shatter a grouse out of the air in the half of a secoud or so In which Its bronze wings glinted in the shrubbery; and when a man may do this a fair number of times out of ten he Is on the straight roud toward greatness. Then there came a day when Dan caught his first steelheud In the North Fork. There is no more beautiful thing in the wilderness world than a steelheud trout In action. He simply seems to dance on the surface of the »ater, leaping again and again, and racing at au unhen I of speed down the ripples. He \# ighs only from three to fifteen pot gds. But now and again amateur fishy men without souls have tried to pull him In with main strength, and are dazed Dy the result. It might be done I a to a still somewhat with a steel cable, lint an ordinary line or leader breaks like a cobweb. When his majesty the steelheud lakes the tly and decides to run. It can ne after a time that the one lonrntMl t ! t i i iir thaï may ht» don»* is to lot out all tlit* lim» ami with prayor am) luimhlo ness try to k«»op up with him. 1 hin no longer Ills «In-ses I ore Kvery day his eyes laid siren«!hened. lit* could s»»<* more clfarly ills his unnitlt»d eyes than In* had «»vor seen boforo with the li«»lp of i Ami th«» moonlight rump down through a rift in the treps am) show»»! that hl« fmp had fliangpd, too. hlte. The pye^ It longer s Intent. The lips were straigbter. "'It's been two months." Slips l.cn more nox told him, "half the four llistt you gave yourself after you arrived l-ere. And you're twice as good now ns wheu you came." Dan nodded. "Twice! Ten times ns good ! I was a wreck when 1 came. Today I climbed lmlfwny up Baldy— within a half mile of Snowbird's cub in—without stopping to rest." Lennox looked thoughtful. More than mice, of late, Dan had climbed up toward Snowbird's cabin. It was true that Ills guest und bis daughter hail become the best of companions In the two mouths; hut on second thought. Lennox was not In the least afraid of complications. The love of the moun tain women does not go out to phys ical . Inferiors. "Whoever gets her," he had said, "will have to tame her," and Ills words still held good. The mountain women rarely mistook a ma ternal tendernes for an appealing innii for love. II wasn't that Dan wus weak except from the ravages of hls disease; hut he was still n long way from Snowbird's Ideal. Although Dan hud courage and that same rigid self control that was an old quality In hls breed, lie was still a long way from a physically strong man. It was still an even break whether he would ever wholly recover from hls malady. But Dan was not thinking aboot this now. All hls perceptions had sharpened down to tlie finest focal point, and tie was trying to catch the ; spirit of I he endless* forest that ; stretched In front of the house. His pipe hud gone out, and for a long time Lennox hadn't spoken. He seemed to straining too, with ineffective senses, trying to recognize and name tlie faint sounds that came so liDgling and tremulous out of the darkness. As always, they heard tlie stir and rustle of the gnawing people; the chipmunks i In the shrubbery, the gophers who, like blind misers, had ventured forth from Iheir dark burrows; and per I Imps even the scaly glide of those . most-dreaded poison people that had j lairs in (lie rock piles. Dan felt that hi last the wilderness Itself was speaking to him. He had i waited a long time to hear Its voice. Ills thought went back to the wise men of the ancient world, waiting to hear the riddle of the universe from Hie lips of the Sphinx, nnd how he himself—more In hls unconscious self, rather than conscious—hnd sought the eternal riddle of the wilderness. He lmd asked questions—never In the form of words but only Ineffable yearnings of hls soul—and at last It had responded. The strange rising and falling song was Its own voice, the articulation of the very heart and soul of the wilderness. "It's the wolf pack," Lennox told him softly. "The wolves have Just Joined together for the fall rutting." "Then this means the end of the summer?" Dan asked. "In a way, but yet we don't count the summer ended until the rains break. Heavens, I wish they would start ! I've never seen the hills so dry, and I'm afraid that either Bert Cranston or some of hls friends will decide it's time to make a little mon ey fighting forpst fires. Dan. I'm sus picious of that gang. I believe they've got a regular arson ring, maybe with unscrupulous stockmen behind them and perhaps Just a penny-winning deal of their own. I suppose you know about Lundy Hildreth—how he's prom ised to turn state's evidence that will send about a dozen of these vipers tc the penitentiary?" "Snowbird told me something about I a a a he one j a ; a a of Dan a the and down from and souls main done It." In the next installment of ''Th« Voica of the Pack*' the outlaw band's activity de velops, resulting in the murder of a former member of the who turned state's evi gsng dence. (TO BE CONTINUED ) Folly Came Home to Him. Charles V abdicated hls When throne and retired to the monastery ol St. Juste, he amused himself by trying watchmaking. After some time lie remarked one day : "What an fool must 1 have been tc to learn egregious have squandered so much blood am! treasure in an absurd attempt to inak« think alike, when 1 cannot even men make a few watches keep time tF getlier."