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Fill This Jail 34 Per Cent Increase in Arrests at Washington Due to "Non Beverages. *9 1,097 SENTENCED IN YEAR Flavoring Extracte, Tonlca, Perfume», Medicine Containing Alcohol and Even Wood Alcohol Used as Beverage. Washington.—The use of hair tonic, flavoring extracts, perfumes, medicines containing alcohol, and even poisonous wood alcohol, for beverage purposes, had a good deal to do with the fact that the number of Jnil sentences dealt out at the nation's capital for Intoxi cation during the fiscal year ended June 30, 1921, showed an Increase of 84 per cent over the previous year, ac cording to the annuul report of W. L. Peak, superintendent of the District Jail, just made public. Superintendent Peak described the Increase as "an erratic fluctuation In the process of extinction," which local observers declared not such a bad way of putting It, after all. At any rate, there were 1,097 sentenced to Jail for drinking more than they could handle, as compared with 841 who didn't get home safely the year before. Intoxication Increasing, "From tlielr low point following the new law the figures are ascending and Intoxication for the moment Is ln creasing," reads the superintendent's report "The beverages are new, and most of them are legitimate articles of com merce, but they are being used for pur poses never designed by the manufac Halr tonic, flavoring extracts, turer. perfumes, medicines and the poisonous wood alcohol are all being consumed by the old-time victims of a habit which required an act of congress to cure. "The Increase Is due to the fact that younger men have been able to evade the law and have found means of traf ficking In saleable Imitations of old beverages having an alcoholic con tent nearly double that of the older product. "The enforcement of the law Is ful ly In keeping with the public's view point, and the increased violations are probably only an erratic fluctuation In the process of extinction. "Because It Is so nearly universal, termlned stand In the matter of frown ing upon certain forms of recklessness and defiance of law, good results are already Indicated. There were 57 fewer cases of carrying deadly $443,313,000 in Gold Brought in This Year New York.—Gold to the value of $443,313,000 has been brought to the United States from for eign countries since the begin ning of the present year, while exports of the metal for the same period have amounted to but $10,720,000, according to fig ures made public by the federal reserve board. Of this amount $325,330,000 was In foreign bul lion, $67,417,000 In foreign coins, $25,845,000 In gold ore and base bullion and $24,293,000 In United States gold coin. Importations of silver also showed substantial increase. During the first eight months of this year silver valued at $1,270, 000 has arrived here from Ger many. t X Jobless Veterans to Fight in Morocco m i i: I L*; . : ;i ;5 ! 1 Iffw; • <■ A group of men receiving $10 bills—one to each—aboard S. S. Italia, Just before It sailed from New York. These men are part of a large number who have enlisted at the Spanish consulate In New York In the foreign legion of the Spanish army for the duration of the war against the Insurgents in Morocco. Among them are »core« of American veterans who were out of work. _ weapons, 74 fewer cases of larceny, and 30 fewer cases of grand larceny than last year. "There were 58 persons sentenced for Joy-rldlng, a decrease of 34. There were 40 committed for murder, a gain of 10 ov<er last year. There are four men awaiting execution. Young Mon Offender». "It has been the accepted belief that the boy brought safely through his teens into the full promise and estate of young manhood has safely passed the fields In which wild outs are grown, and is firmly embarked upon the broad highway of rectitude and right living. "Because the courts took such a de the view Is undoubtedly well founded. And .vet 1,334 of this year's ,1all pop ulation were between the ages of twenty and thirty ; more than one third of all, at the exact time when life should hold for them every In ducement to be loyal to the precepts of righteousness. "It has been so before—other reports disclose It—not the wild, carefree age of youth, but the age that leaves a wife and child to hang their heads In shame, In the squalor of privation, be cause of the misdeeds of a grown man. "Then on to other years the arrow points until It passes beyond the six Sense of Guides Scientific Experiments at Dry Tortugas Elicit Many Facts About Reptiles. TOOK BLUE PAPER FOR SEA Tropical Fauna la Affected by Adja cent Flora—Brllliant-Hued Flamin go Fadea Out When Removed From Regular Habitat. Washington.—Representatives of the department of marine biology In the Carnegie Institute at Washington have been engaged for some time In re search work In the Dry Tortugas, lit tle Islands near Key West, and have discovered many Interesting facts con cerning the giant sea turtles which fre quent the Atlantic coast. One discovery has been made by a method which could be well de scribed as "mocking the turtle," for by this method It has been pretty well established that the baby sea turtle Is guided by a sense of color alone in seeking the water as soon as It Is old enough to leave the sandy nesting place that Its parents have Heretofore It has been chosen. thought that the young were guided by instinct, sight or even perhaps by a sense of smell. In Breeding Time. The marine turtles, green hawks bill, loggerhead, and the less known leatherback, seek the land In their breeding period, aquarium kept a platform where the specimens would spend shore leave for a long time before they found out that they were not used. But when the time for the egg-laying arrives, the great sen reptiles leave the water, making for the uninhabited islands and cousis where they de posit the eggs to be Incubated and hatched In the sun-kissed sands. The Dry Tortugas are a favorite The New York tleth milestone, and 51 men. within tin; limits of old age, were received. There were 500 of the total under twenty, misguided, Ignorant, reckless, and their crimes were nearly always more seri ous than those of men between forty and fifty. In this latter group are found the habitual drunkards, so that they pad the total of their generation to 554. "Twenty to thirty Is the age yielding to temptation." the report concludes, adding : "It Is there the ounce of prevention Is needed." if MEET AROUND 'ROCK OF AGES' Pilgrim» in England Honor Composer at Spot That Inspired Great Hymn. Burrlngton, Comnabe, Somerset, Eng land.—The rock visualized by Augus tus Toplady, when he was Inspired to compose the hymn, "Rock of Ages," stands Just outside this village and a great demonstration to perpetuate his memory was held there on the August bank holiday. Toplady Is said to have taken refuge on the rock from a severe storm which was sweeping over the gorge on the edge of which the rock stands, and, while waiting for It to pass over he was led to compose the hymn. The great pilgrimage to the rock was organized under the auspices of the Church of England, but a Salva tion Army band also took part. The 10,000 people present, some of whom were perched on Jutting rocks on the side of the gorge, took part In the singing of the hymn. It was also de cided that a memorial to Toplady should be placed on the rock. Color Turtles las the >e in the T n 3e f is nesting place, us the name tortugas. Spanish for tortoise, would Indicate. The eggs are laid some distance from the shore, and as soon as the young are able to swim they make >n a straight line for the open sen. It was at this age of the young turtles that the experiments were conducted. The scientists had with them sheets of colored paper, red, yellow and blue. When a sheet of red or yellow paper was placed between the baby and his view of the water he would Immedi ately turn and go in another direction. But when the blue sheet was used, no matter where placed, the Infant would make for It without hesitation. There wasn't any question about "blue for a boy, pink for a girl." All experiments showed that, whether or not we have picked blue as a dismal color, as far as the turtle is concerned, it Is the bluebird for happiness. Geta Color From Food. The tests were made with tlie At lantic green turtle. It Is nlso believed that he gets the color for which he is named from feeding on the seaweeds, which are more brilliant In color. He search along similar lines has devel oped the theory that the beautiful scarlet flamingo gets his coloring from cerlons and the brilliantly hued molluscs which abound along the coasts of the southern Islands and shoals. It Is strongly substantiated by the fact that the European fla mingo Is almost white and that our own species fades rapidly when put in zoological collections where he can no longer get these foods, same process, the wonderfully colored tropical fish lose their vividness when placed In captivity. In the BUND 11 YEARS, SEES AT 80 Former Kentucky Policeman Enjoyed Ball Games While Sitting In Darkness. Maysvllle, Ky.—William B. Dawson, eighty years old, who after eleven years of blindness has regained his sight sufficiently to distinguish certain objects, has gone to Cincinnati, where he will undergo an operation which, It Is promised, will enable him to see well. Air. Dawson retired from the Mays ville police force when he was stricken after several years of service. During his years of darkness bis chief diversion was attending base ball games. Though sitting In utter darkness, he could tell when a batter hit the ball, In which direction It went and whether It was a safe lilt. The first Indication that he would see again came when he learned lie could distinguish light from ness. Later he was able to see the windows In his room. dark Stray Deer In Town Harbor. Seattle. Wash.—A stray deer, quit ting Ills woody retreat on Mercer island In Lake Washington, here swam almost Into the heart of the city of Seattle recently, of n lake steamer sighted the fugitive and gave chase. When the deer hud nearly reached the city dock, a lasso thrown from the boat caught him. ! He was turned over to the municipal zoo hero. crew Poison, Mistaken for Wine, Kills Four. Chicago. — Six men working in a railroad freight house discovered a paper carton labeled "Wine—34 per cent." It was part of a shipment of colchlcum, a dendl.v poison. The men drank three of the twelve bottles In the carton. Four of them died In agony, nnd the other two are fighting for their lives. The Voice of the Pack By EDISON MARSHALL CRANSTON 8EE8 RED. Bynopel«.—Warned by hi« physi cian that he ha» not more than »lx months to live, Dan Falling «Its despondently on a park bench, won dering where he «hould »pend those »lx month«. Memories of hl« grand father and a deep love for all thing» of the wild help him in reaching a decision. In a large ■outhern Oregon city he meet» people who had known and loved his grandfather, a famous fron tiersman. He makes his home with Sllaa Lennox, a typical westerner. The only other members of the household are Lennox's son, "BUI," and daughter, "Snowbird." Their abode I» In the Umpqua divide, and there Falling plans to live out the short span of life which he has been told Is hl«. From the first Failing's health shows a marked Improvement, and In the compan ionship of I^ennox and his son and daughter he fits Into the woods life as If he had been born to It. By quick thinking and a remarkable display of "nerve" he saves Len nox's life and his own when they are attacked by a mad coyote. Lennox declares he Is a reincarna tion of his grandfather, Dan Fall ing I, whose fame as a woodsman Is a household word. Dan learns that an organized band of outlaws, of which Bert Cranston is the leader, Is setting forest fires. Lan dry Hildreth, a former member of the gang, has been Induced to turn state's evidence. CHAPTER I—Continued. "He's got a cabin over toward the narshes, and It has come to me that ie's going to start tomorrow, or maybe las already started today, down Into the valley to give his evidence. Of :ourse, that Is deeply confidential be tween you and me. If the gang knew ibout It, he'd never get through the thickets alive." But Dan was hardly listening. His ittentlon was caught by the hushed, Intermittent sounds that are always to >e heard. If one listens keenly enough, in the wilderness at night. "I wish the pack would sound again," he said. T suppose It was hunting." "Of course. And there Is no living hing In these woods that can stand igainst a wolf pack in Its full itrength." "Except man, of course." "A strong man, with an accurate flfle, of course, and except possibly n the starving times In winter he'd sever have to fight them. »easts of prey are out tonight, tee, Dan, when the moon shines, the leer feed at night instead of In the wlllghts and the dawn. And of course the wolves and the cougars »unt the deer. It may be that they ire running cattle, or even sheep." But Dan's Imagination was afire. 3e wasn't content yet. "They couldn't >e—hunting man?" he asked. "No. If It was midwinter and the »nek was starving, we'd have to Ils en better. It always looked to me as f the wild crentures had a law igainst killing men, Just as humans lave. They've learned It doesn't pay —something the wolves and bears of Europe and Asia haven't found out. The naturalists say that the reason Is •ather simple—that the European leasant, his soul scared out of him by :he government he lived under, has tlways fled from wild beasts. They »•ere tillers of the soil, and they car ded hoes Instead of guns. They never »nt the fear of God Into the animals ind as a result there are quite a num >er of true stories about tigers and volves that aren't pleasant to listen o. But our own frontiersmen were lot men to stand any nonsense from volves or cougars. They had guns, ind they knew how to use them. And hey were preceded by as brave and is warlike a race as ever lived on the Mirth —armed with bows and arrows. Iny animal that hunted men was lm nediatel.v killed, and the rest found >ut It didn't pay. "Just ns human beings have found nit the same thing—that It doesn't »ay to hunt their fellow men. The aws of life as well ns the Inws of na :ions nre against it." But the words sounded wenk and llm under the weight of the throbbing larkness ; and Dan couldn't get away 'rom the Idea that the codes of life by vhlch most men lived were forgotten julckly In the shadows of the pines. Even as he spoke, man was hunting nan on the distant ridge where Whls jerfoot the cougar had howled. All the You like It lie Bert Cranston, bead of the arson •lng that operated on llie Umpqua dl rlde, was not only beyond the pale In •egard to the laws of the valleys, but le could have learned valuable lessons Iront the beasts in regnrd to keeping Jie laws of the hills. The moon looked lown to find him waiting on a certain '.rail that wound down to the settle nents, his rifle loaded and rendy for mother kind of game than deer or wolf. He was waiting for Landy Hil Ireth ; and the greeting he had for slm was to destroy all chances of the prosecuting attorney In the valley be low learning certain nnmes that he particularly wanted to know. There was no breath of wind. The treat pines, tall and dark past belief, «toed absolutely motionless, a a of In In a ' strange pillars of ebony. Bert Cran ston knelt In a brush covert, his rifle loaded and ready In his lean, dark hands. No wolf that ran the ridges, no cougar that waited on the deer trails knew a wilder passion, a more terrible blood-lust than he. It showed In his eyes, narrow and never resting from their watch of the trail ; It was in his posture; nnd it revealed Itself unmis takably in the curl of his lips. Some thing like hot steam was in his brain, blurring his sight nnd heating his blood. The pine needles hung wholly mo tionless above his head ; but yet the dead leaves on which he knelt crinkled and rustled under him. Only the keen est ear could have heard the sound ; and possibly in his madness, Cranston himself was not aware of It. And one would have wondered a long time as to what cnused It. It was simply that he was shivering all over with hate and fury. A twig cracked, far on the ridge above him. He leaned forward, peer ing, and the moonlight showed his face in unsparing detail. It revealed the deep lines, the terrible, drawn lips, the ugly hair long over the dark ears. His strong hands tightened upon the breech of the rifle. His wiry figure grew tense. Of course It wouldn't do to let his prey come too close. I.andy Hildreth was a good shot too, young as Cran ston, and of equal strength; and no sporting chance could be taken In this hunting. Cranston had no Intention of giving his enemy even the slightest chance to defend himself. If Hildreth got down into the valley, his testi mony would make short work of the arson ring. He had the goods ; he had been a member of the disreputable crowd himself. The man's steps were quite distinct by now. Cranston heard him fighting his way through the brush thickets, and once a flock of grouse, frightened -. f - v m c |! l\ o ^-7 He Knew He Had Not Missed. from their perches by the approaching figure, flew down the trail in front. Cranston pressed back the hammer of his rifle. The click sounded loud In the silence. He had grown tense and still, and the leaves no longer rustled. His eyes were Intent on a little clearing, possibly one hundred yards up the trail. The trail Itself went straight through It. And In an in stant more, Hildreth pushed through the buckbrush and stood revealed In the moonlight. . If there Is one quality that means success In the mountains It is con stant, unceasing self-control. Cran ston thought that he had It. But per haps he had waited too long for Hil dreth to come; nnd the strain had told on him. He hud sworn to take no false steps ; that every motion he made should be cool and sure. He didn't want to attract Hildreth'« at tention by any sudden movement. All must be cautious nnd stealthy. But In spite of all these good resolutions, Cranston's gun simply leaped to his shoulder In one convulsive motion at the first glimpse of his enemy as he emerged Into the moonlight. The end of the barrel struck a branch of the shrubbery ns It went up. It was only a soft sound; but in the utter silence It traveled far. The gun barrel caught the moonlight as It leaped, and Hildreth saw its glint In the darkness. He was looking for trouble. He had dreaded this long walk to the settle ments more than any experience of his life. He didn't know why the let ter he hud written, nsklng for an armed escort down to the courts, had not brought results. But It was wholly possible that Cranston would have answered this quest!»* for him. This same letter had fallen Into a cer tain soiled, deadly pair of hands which was the lost place In the world Copyright, 1920, by Little. Brown 4k Co. that Hildreth would have chosen, and It had been all the evidence that was needed, at the meeting of the ring the night before, to adjudge Hildreth a merciless and immediate end. Hil dreth would have preferred to wait In the hills and possibly to write another letter, but a chill that kept growing at his finger tips forbade It. And all these things combined to stretch his nerves almost to the breaking point as he stole along the moonlit trail un der the pines. A moment before the rush and whir of the grouse flock had dried the roof of his mouth with terror. The tall trees appalled him, the shadows fell upon his spirit. And when he heard this final sound, when he saw the glint that might so easily have been a gun-barrel, his nerves and muscles re acted at once. Not even a fraction of a second Intervened. His gun flashed up and a little, angry cylinder of flame darted, as a snake's head darts, from the muzzle. Hildreth didn't tnke aim. There wasn't time. The report roared In the darkness; the bullet sang harmlessly and thudded into the earth; and both of them were the last things In the world that Cranston had expect ed. And they were not a moment too soon. Even at that instant, his finger was closing down upon the trigger, Hildreth standing clear and revealed through the sights. The nervous re sponse that few men In the world would be self-disciplined enough to prevent occurred at the same Instant that he pressed the trigger. His own tire answered, so near to the other that both of them sounded as one re port. Most hunters can usually tell, even If they cannot see their game fall, whether they have hit or missed. This wan one of the few times In his life that Cranston could not have told. He knew that as his finger pressed he had held as accurate a "bead" as at any time In his life. He did not know still another circumstance—that In the moonlight he had overestimated the distance to the clearing, and Instead of one hundred yards It was scarcely fifty'. He had held rather high. And he looked up. unknowing whether he bad succeeded or whether he was face to face with the prospect of a due) ' to the death In the darkness. And all he saw was Hildreth, rock ing back and forth in the moonlight— a strange picture that he was never entirely to forget. It was a motion that no man c.ould pretend. And he knew he had not missed. He waited till he saw the form of his enemy rock down, face half-buried in the pine needles. It never even oc curred to him to approach to see If he had made a clean kill. He had held on the breast and he hud a world of confidence In his great, shocking, big game rifle. Besides, the rifle fire might attract some hunter In the hills; and there would be time In the morning to return to the body and make cer tain little Investigations that he had in mind. And running back down the trail, he missed the sight of Hildreth dragging his wounded body, like an injured hare. Into the shelter of the thickets. Whlsperfoot, that great cowaru, came out of Ills brush-covert when the moon rose. It was not his usual rising time. Ordinarily he found his best hunting In the eerie light of the twi light hour; but for certain reasons, his knowledge of which would be ex tremely difficult to explain, he let this time go by In slumber. Whlsperfoot had slept almost since dawn. It Is a significant quality in the felines that they simply cannot keep In condition without hours and hours of sleep. In this matter of sleeping, they are In a direct contrast to the wolves, who seemingly never sleep at all, unless It is with one eye open, and In still greater contrast to the king of all beasts, the elephant, who Is said to slumber less per night than that great electrical wizard whom all men know and praise. The great cat came out yawning, as graceful a thing as treads upon the earth. He was almost nine feet long from the tip of his nose to the end of his tail, and he weighed as much as many a full-grown man. He stood and yawned Insolently, for ull the forest world to see. He rather hoped .that the chipmunk, staring with beady eyes from his doorway, did see him. He would Just as soon that Woofs little son, the bear cub, should see hlm to*. But he wasn't so particular about Woof himself, or the wolf pack whose song had Just wakened him. And above all things, he wanted to keep out of the sight of men. Wbi»perfoot stalks nsw gam*. (TO BE CONTINUED.) 4 Forewarned, Forearmed. Our idea of a prudent man Is one j who never sees a vampire without J thinking of a buzz saw.—Dallas Newa. I < OL The wings of riches enable some men to fly from tlielr poor relative».