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.SYNOPSIS. Nuriea la the
Southern hospital at Avontnouth
are angered by th$ Insolent
treatment accorded them by Dr.
John Lancaster, 'head of .the In-!
•tltutlon, and there, is a, general
feeling of unreet, into which
Joan! Went worth, probationary
nurse, Is drawn Doctor'" Lah
caeter Is parlorming a difficult
operation, for'which he has won
fame. Joan, with other nurses,
la. In attendance. She Is upset
.tfarovgh .no fault of her own anil
makes-a trivial blunder at a crlt
loai moment. The patient dies
ah4 Doctor 'Lancaster accuses
her of clumsiness. Bhe lar sus
pended, the Station meaning the
end of her hop* of a career aa.a
aursa. Without relatives or'
(Hands, and desperate,' Joan,
urged by her landlady, goes to
Dootor Lancaster's office to aak
him to overlook her blunder and
reinstate her 8he overhears a
violent altercation between Doe
tor,Lancaster and other men she
does not see. Joan Is struck by
the favorable change In the ap
pearance and... demeanor of the
doctor, recalling that at tlmes in
the houpltal he has: been gentle
and thoughtful and at others su
percilious arid 1kullylng. He tails
her he can do nothing for her at
the hospital, but offers her a po
sitlon In a nursing institution In.
the oountry. telllng her she can
be of "great' assistance" to him.
CHAPTER III—-Contimrad
"You're a' fool! Ton dont know
when yon are well off. I tellyou, I
•wash my hands of you. This'IS,flnai-r?
Joan could not help but hear:. And
«s she emerged Into, tbe passage, all
the time blearing the' sounds of the
quarreling voices, My6rs came burry
He did not see her. He ran to the
•door, flung, It open, and rnshed down
the steps lnto the street. As be went
*long the passage the girl saw him
«tartn| right and left. thai, sis She
amS opt, he Saw her and went toward
Iter. She knew that it was she whom
lie had| .^eep seeking.
"Wbatwiur ItDoctor Lancaster waa
Maying to: you. JU§aW:entworth, before
Joah stared at bftn in astonishment
JNow shereallzed 'that shehadmla
#eii him, be was not a servant, but
Apparently a member of the doctor's
'twill you let me pasS,• please?"
*sked Joan, as.he blocked the way.
"I want to know what the- doctoi
•was saying to you," repeated the man
"Are/ you going to refuse me paa
•agef demanded the girl, flushing
with anger.
He stepped aside with a sneer and
mock bow. "O, very well, if that's
your attitude,"he answered. .1 shall
find out."
Joan turned swiftly upon him. 1
idon't know who you are, but I shell
«ompla!n of you to Doctor Lancaster,"
«lie said.
Myers looked at her and sneered
«hd chuckled:- frien, without a word,
lie went b^ck bitit the doctor's room.
And still the voices kept up their
quarreling dialogue.
Joan found, herself In the street In
be twilight, .and now the unreality of
the absurd Interview strode home to
her. She .tried to puzzle It. out Be
fore she reached tbe boarding house
ehethought she had her .due.
'That Lancaster, the terror of the^
aiurSes,: Bhoutohave beenunable to
ftromlse Immediate reinstatement, his
evident good-will, his Indecision and
Illness were explicable only In one
Way. The man Myers must be ja rel«
«tlve, tbe third mail perhaps a.nephew.
Lancaster had bees supporting a
Worthlesspalrla M1eness,and feed
tuihed on them lo exasperation. .ihat
wiM the meanlnr ef his look of iUoess,
lits preoccupatlOn-^-the Shbck ^C some
At ahy rate ahe ms SatlsflM
«ome such wiltition. A^d sh# cer
that, she pleai^ ^th bar
•mysterious mission, "frer reinstitwnent
would follow: Sbe weat borne happy,
and Mrs. Webb read tbe hews ln h^r
ace tbe momrat sba opened dobr.
w«i,knew It ay dear,** sits
with pleasure. kMw ^t you »iiid
twjst.that old M)' imM your tia&i
^f«-ytou tried tttaKh."
r.fflWrs. Webb, ft w4s nstiiliit: tK^
ta,oae oC tfce klndest,of men.
&'s?goltt :td'^ .^:'liav«''iib \dsd^
8lw cltydceAylMfas^ .mddeidf\:M»
SQemberlng Xjancas^er'a cautloa. Bot
wa%&e ••.?.--asas^
that day than at any time atnce her
mother's death I
She leaned joint of the window. 8he
suddenly remembered that the .Instf-.
tute waa not many miles, from her ^p)
home It would be almost going home
--and on the morrow. Joy leaped Into
her heart.
Then she saw something that for an
Instant chllied the blood In her veins.
Across tbe street, leaning against the
park railings and looklng up at the
house, was a short, square-built figure
of. a man wearing a hard hat She
could not distinguish the fan, but
she thought It was Uyera. And she
remembered his threat
What dld.lt^ meant Bewildered, die
turned Into her room again. She half
regretted now that she .was to fo to
But In the morning she dismissed
the Incident from her mind as a fan
Chapter IV
At half-past seven In the evening
Joan descended from the train at Lan
castef statlon, after an all-day ride.
it was like^ going, borne. Joan could
not see her village, 'which was on a
branch line, .but at Uedllnigtcin she
was only four miles away. There
were the san»|:ml8^r mountains, break
ing the horizon llne„ the same small,
straggling towns, tlw same' fragrance
"of the deep forests^ brliigliig pack to
her those remembrances whichr
chance odor suddenly unlooses,' as at
the toudb of some maigidan's stave.
The two years that Ae had spent at
Avonmouth seemed to slip out ot her
As the afternoon fleiw by the dis
tant mountains chafed Into a semi
circle of Irregular helghta. Now tbe
train was dlmblng into the foothills.
It was a lopely land. -This was fur
th«r In the bade country than Joan
hnl eter been. The villages were be
coming mere clusters of negro cabins.
There had^en twd changes of trains
The Horse Breaklno lnto a Short Qal
and Acb time the coacfc became gab
bler and m^re disreputable, and mora
Impregnated with, tobacco amolu.
character of Joan's ^follow travelers
dianged as weU. TH»y were?' un
couthor, they wore chln beards and
rough store sultS .tbey slA pervlrlng
and coharless, the sisft hats pulled
over their forehead^ Bui-'iaie looted
at/them with the lovlng appredatlon
of her. o,wn people thjat was ln
C^WitghhlP. Q.Cliipn* ...v
heart, and they. ln tha pres«ince of the
pretty girl who wsa tra^lUig alone,
displayed the Unnate coilvtesiy oC thi
The sun deecendedMt was gilding
the whole land wltti lei^i rays of gold
aud dancing on the horisoB like a red
bSU^wben the train pnlled Into Lan
caster, the last station b«fore Mlll
vllle, the terminus, Joan got down
anil looked about her.
The station was'atlny place and
seemed deserted. Tie booking Office
was doeed. In the waiting room, ap
pearing almost^ to fill It^ waS~a stout
negress witfc docen pkrcela from
the wicker Sldea of ,on» two. hens'
beads with blUkiaf «yes probfuded.
Outside a raaudiadtle' bulgy, with a
Ifan chestnut borse -attachedi -was
Wawn up to the Sdge'. 'of .tle. muddy
A weU-deAsd yobng 0onnta)a boy
la a hard-felt hat was- stantlBg be
side it As jJo*n caiie'eut'o^ the st»-:
ttoB be tnmsd be took ott h)s
•".i num tfentirsrtfer:W toaulred, to
"Yea. Tou aM from tbe Iftstttutar
Tea, Miss WentWorth. Mrs. n«aer
Vw be etpectlng )roa* He look«l b^
yond ber," aad Joan. 4«nilag, perceived
ir, sioux co
to yon that I'm the secretary «r tlM
institution. I guess my mannera «la!|
"very good, but I (meant no ham."
Joan, who had witnessed his prep*
ence with consternation, nouf Mt
sudden reaction from her fears. 01
coulee,' Myers' explanatlon made tbi
situation Intelligible.
She bowed, and he turned to ttti.
boy. "You can take Miss Wentwortk
up," he said. Til find a' bugnr sonie
whera" i..
As there was only room for two'iii
the buggy, Joan did not demur to the
proposition. 8he' stepped In, ths
jroung man holding out bis hand ti
guard her dims from the whc^L Josa
glanced at ths man with momentary
interest. He had t^e appearance of a
gentleman, and the manners of one
There was no hint of either servility
or presumption, and yet thSre jras 's
sort of Independence about the. man
which fitted him admirably. H«
flicked the horse, and the buggy begaU
to crawl out of the station yard along
the single stireet of a tiny vtilagat
straggling uphill. It was «4ilte vil
lage, but cluster^ of shanties a little
back among the pines betrayed the
presence of the black element Then
waa a store or two, their fronts plas*
tered with tobacco and baking powder
advertisements, and In front of ec^cb
stood, a gaunt yellow-faced hiliman,
chewing and gazing after the buggy
with unanlmated face. -V
"Thla Is Lancaster r* arted Joaa^J
"Yes, Miss Wentworth.^
"The '.people here look depresselll^^
'lliere's .a good deal of sljdoMWS,
Miss Wentworth. Hookwoz^
The horse went on again, ^the mad
winding ulthlll through pastui^S gay
with buttercups and white with little
brimdied asters. It dlppedybetween
hedgerows pink with meadowsweet
Tbe.sun had set, but its light still
glided, the hills. The scene was very
peaceful. Now the Instltjate aeemed
to gwliig out 'from among the undula-:
tlons of the mountain .fisnks ilnune
dlately .In front of tbeflk
The buggy fMune tb S st»Ddstui b(iti
fore the. ltmg wooden bnlMln, whtcb
was of ubshlngled boards and"''^«y
mudi the worse for weather. It had
not been pnlnifed for ySac% s^d two.
windows In one wing were broken,' A
patch qf wee^ tihmpWn 4awn extend
ed between *thit had
hedgea,l)ut were no^f mere tangles of
undergrowth. NeaAy was a large
lnclosnre in which were a few chldk^
ens, picking for gratps of com, anf
cow at pasture turned her head and
gazed at them pladdly.
The door opened and
looking womai^came forward.
"How do yon.do, Miss: Wentworth,?
•she said. "I tin the. matron, ^'Mrif
Fraser. Doctor Lancaster ttflegraphod
about your coming.
.ii'-, ... V'V
what they used to call malaria. But
th^ra Isn't any malaria here It's bad
diet—salt pork and soda blscultk And
there's pellagra lt'a been here for gen
erations, but it wasn't till, last year
that the inedlciil commission discov
ered it"
The coachman's knowledge might
have been ludicrous in most men of
ls class, but-there waa nothing rld|c
ulous In the grave, refined fa$e of the
young mountaineer. He must: bnt#:
.picked ui some knowledge at the ln
itltute, thought JOan.
^But if healthy up In the hms,
Mlsa Wwt^firth^ he added.-
the frost kUled the^crops tlaee y^
ago, and the. mill feli:lnto jruln.v Quite
a little water power In that s^aam.M.
The buggy ascended «steeper.
grade,v4he. horse breaking Into a short
gallop near ievery summit and then
resuming its lelsurely erawL
•That's the Institute, Miss Went*:
worth,'* the coachman continued,
pointing toward straggling building
on a little plateau. It had the appear
ance of a large but rather dilapidated
farmhouse. "It's three mUea by tfiflf
road," he added, "but less than a mile
over the hills."
The horse bad stopped to gain'
breath again. Looking, back- Joan'
saw a white line that crept- upward
over the rocky slopes aliuost direct
from the station to the building Half
way up was a cllttle Speck of black
th^t seemed to mov%. Joan knew it
was Myertf hard bat, hisr'hpdy being
hidden from view among'the bushes.
She shuddered slightly the man was
very repugnant to'her. 'VV'
HI show yiSs
your room attd your supper wUl bs
ready In a few minutes."
Joan' descended. The driver, who
had leaped to the ground, bdd blf
band over the wheel, bat did not offwr
It to her. Then he re-entered tbe bug
and, tatber to .jpan's
a|pn^"::tbi'-' n#nd:: by, wjblcfe
Mysra th« 'aaisrrt|fy ff Uiv
tutIen. lsJoanlBfoi-.dla.
Causes and Results of
Uie Great Victory of the
pi Republican Party.
BASONS for the tremendous Be
pubilcan victory 4n the national
friction are .not far to seek First
among them come confidence in Calvin
Orolldge and faith In his wise devo
ttop to the public welfare, and the re
p^|nance of a vast majority of the
American people for extreme radlcal
lfp. jklr. Davis was not a radical,'nor
his platform, but the "LaFollette
n^iace" was an actuality, threaten
bfH a deadlock ln the electoral col
and throwing of the election Into
is with the possibility of t^e
of Charles Bryan as chief ex
and about 18,000,000 voters
ded that this should not be. La-
SttBb of course, never had a chance
being Jel$ctkl, but he did have a
ot. c^rrylng several of the
states in addition to
wbldi. vss. conceded to
Infowa "and^veralbfthe
ii?it|ea," was heivy. but in toe
iine ^snerSi 'npon whose dUcon
he1uid^^unfed, faUed bim. Fur
iore^ :lt was demonstrated again
the vote of organlzed labor cbn
ddlvered, fi^ Instead of going
llette in a body, as Gompers
retbmm^nded, it split aloiig normal
par^r lines. One thing LaFollette
SUd his "menace" did was to bring out
ther:largest vote ever cast In an Ameri
can election, and this only helped pile
up vthe Coolldge plurality of about
next will take fresh, hold on the
beUji of the ship of state with the
pleasant. knowledge that the new con
gress Is safely Republican and that
the ltttie radical group has lost the
balance of power, even lh the senate.
In the* house there. will be probably
api^irbxlmately 250 Republicans, only
12 of whom cannot be counted upon
to support the President's policies.
Wlthout thls docen the administration
seems assured Of a margin of about
twenty, above a. majority. The Demo
'slWtty __,( ..
twe fi^ome^ govemonH^Qie IMrst to be
bo' .• lis^Orsd, Mr«. Ndlle T.rBois was,
ele 'tha Democrats.ofWyoming
to ij^fss$ to ttis oflice of her .hWK
ban l^(t:ist*^vwnwr^tosit and un
jr vlU taKeibfflce. as sboa aa
les.' ^, Te^ .M(a..Mlitan:
1.—Tomb In the.Cathedral of St John ordered built by the late Pope Leo IX and In which his body has
bow been placed. 2.—Building and sinking willow mat's on the banks of the Mississippi near Memphis to pro
tect the shore line from erosion. 8*—Illinois farmers selecting seed corn from the state's $400,000,000 crop.
A1 Smith, governor of New York
gave a new and most Impressive dem
onstration of his popularity by over
coming the plurality of 800,000 by
which Coolldge carried the state and
defeating Theodore Roosevelt for the
governorship by about 165,000 plural
ity. In IlUnois the Coolldge plurality
was tremendous and the entire state
Republican ticket was elected, but
Governor Small ran far behind, and
Charles S. Deneen's plurality for
United States senator was cut down
a lot by Albert Sprague.
Mixed results attended the active
participation of the Ku Klux klan In
the election. In Indiana Ed Jackson,
Republican candidate for governor,
was supported by the klan and thopgh
he was elected, he ran a long way be
hind the. national ticket. In Texas toe
klan suffered severely, for Mrs. Feiv
guson is its avowed foe and made her
campaign largely on that Issue. In
Kansas the klan helped pile up a huge
vote for Ben S. Paulen for governor.
William Allen White, Independent
antl-klan candidate, ran third. Other
Kansas candidates whom the klan op
posed were successful. In Colorado,
judging by Incomplete returns, the
klan elected both toe governor—
Clarence C. Morley, and a senator for
Nicholson's unexpired term, Col. Rice
Means. In Denver It made almost a
clean sweep. Jack Walton, the Im
peached and removed governor of
election to the.
issue and Wf» beatoi by 'yF: Pibe,'
Republican, wjtilcb probably would
have hap^nM ev^n if the klan ha(f
reversed its- vote. Ohio yldded the
Ku Klux what Is accounted a victory.
Governor Dbnahey, Democrat seeking
re-dection and "favorable" to tbe
kian, defeated his Republican riyal,
former Gov. Harry L. Davis, "unsat
Isfactory" to the klan. His plurality
was more than 100,000, despite the
Coolldge landslide. On the rest of
the state ticket four officeholders seek
ing re-election, all "favorable" to the
klan, were re-elected.
number about 185. One So-
clalist and two Farmer-Labor mem
bera were elected.
Tifr.jrtfoatlon In the senate will be
bett^r for the Republicans than they
had .(anticipated. At/this writing the
result. In several states Is stlu In
dotdjit, bnt It Is Ukely that the new up
p» bouse wlU contain 54 Republicans,
only four of whom are definltdy In
the liaFollette group 41 Democrats,
and: one Farmep-Laborite Forty-nine
constltulea a majority in the senate.
:Tl^v Sre Irt*^Republican senators
who have occasionally voted with the
LaFellettO' bloc^' ta|t they can be
counted m' to 'join witb.° their party
coUeagueS in Qie organisation of the
body. Bspeclally gratlQrlng to Repub-.
UcanS and. to the mors consi^yative
dtlicens «eier^ly was tto
SMALL part Of the credit for
the Republican victory 1b to be
given to General Dawes, President
Coolldge's running mate, wl^o, devoted
much of his vigorous campaigning to
defending our Constitution, and insti
tutions against the attacks of the radi
cals. Over In France the result of the
election was pleasing especially on
Dawes' account, for they know Mm
much better than they know Coolldge.
Pertlnax, political editor of L'Echo de
Paris, predicts that now, with the
English Conservatives in power, Great
Britain more than ever will tend .to
co-ordinate her action with the United
States, which, be believes, will involve
collapse of tbe Geneva protocol on
arbitration and security, the assem
bling of another disarmament confer
ence, and a moderate' bpt strict settle
ment of the allies' war debts. tie
Journal says the same things in other
Johnsonof Mtonesota,
er^L^borr by Thomas D. S!)all
^the lB^ubllcah blind congressman. It
'|«^^cjught l!or.' several days tint
Sei^^ Brookhaft of, Iowa.falso had
bee|^c^^ .'..tqr Daniel F. Stock, Dem-,'
'oeiw^,buit wl^n ibex retufna- wMe re
che(4ted-the i^ whol^^ Repub-
Democrat set ont to vlndl-
defast^:4M|r Bnni|iUcsn
Robertt Hoi^»former cbiacellor,
was ottered the minor position of'min
ister. ,labor which he. refused, aad
he and his friends fed that he was
Before%inltttnc'Ofl^'tte.iabdr niln
Istiy made au apparently: sincere ef
fort to so|T4 tbe m^t^i'y .' of tbe al
leged Zlnoyleff letter idVISing British
communists to revolt ItS commlttee
fotind lt UUnpossible to come to a defi
nite conclusion, on tm matter.- The
original letter trail jigrodwefl and
and his
cabinet did not watt for the as
sembling of parliament but tendered
their resignations to King George, who
accepted them promptly and Intrusted
to Stanley Baldwin the task.of form
inga new government The new prime
minister soon submitted his selections
for the cabinet- and. they were ap
proved by the' king. He Is himself
first lord of the treasury and Austen
Chamberlain. Is foreign secretary, Lord
Curzon being given tb? onunnentfl
post of lord president of the council.
Winston Qhurchlll, free trader and
anti-Bolshevist Is chancellor ofthe a
chequeri which is :i^trted as. a bid
to tbe' Uoyd. GeoqjfeNfellowlng to join
with the Conservatives and also as wh
tlce toat. the loan to Russia IS. d^ad..
fk if nfi
over to bolshevlsm. He has selzedi))
Imperial palace, evicting the former
emperor and his wife and eervanta
has occupied all of tbe Forbidden City
and has even taken the horses and
motor cars of the deposed president
Tsno Kun. A bolshevlst ruidp cabinet
set up by him has abolished forever
the title of emperor and all other titles
and has confiscated the palace In the
name of the state. A further mandate
agrees to pay the foAner emperor
$500,000 annually as a private citizen
and to appropriate $2,000,000 for the
relief of the poor attendants of the
M. Karakhan, soviet envoy to China,
Is said to be most influential In the
councils of Feng, .ahd Dr. Sun Yat-sen,
leader of the southern .China group,
has been Invited* to 'Peking. Mean
while General Fu, \yho fled to a war
ship at Taku, is waiting for a chance
to consolidate the non-bolshevlst fac
tions. it will be Interesting to see
What course General Chang, the Man
churlan, will pursue, for It looks as If
Feng wire not proceeding according to
Chang's- plans and wishes. The ad
vance ruard of Chafag's troops arrived
at TleiL-{8in.
HE movement to deprive President
growing Stronger dally and since the
Kemal of Turkey of his power
grand national assembly has just
opsbed at Angoi^gthe crisis may be ex
ill-Be#, fosinegr pee-.
ff4er sfd a great a^val hero, Is the
leader of the opp^sltMu a 1 and
IS (mipported by sudi ^worfm and
popular men as Gen. All
Geni,. Klazlm Kara Bekir,'
Pacha and DJambolat
slble object of tbelr at'.
Ismet Pasha.
REMIER MtiSsoLXNI IS Confident
the crisis, which threatened
him and the Fascist! has passed and
that hip organization will be stronger
than ever. The minister of the In
terior, Slg. Federzonls, who is re
garded as one of the biggest mem
ber^ of the cabinet, and who has Won
the confidence of toe country for' bis
impartiality, Intimated,' toat the Fas
clsti are cleaning their own house and
are taking energetic means to stop
the excesses which were complained
of by toe Italians.
ROM London comes toe Interesting
that contracts for con
struction of an airship twice, the also
of,the Los Angeles, formerly the ZR-8
and capable of crossing the Atlantic
from London to N6w York lA two
days, have been placed by the British
government Vlckers, Ltd., the com
pany which makes all sorts of war
materials and other things, jrfll build
the huge ship. •jgMWf".
senator from. Massachusetts, waa
stricken in. a Cambridge hospital
where he hbd undergone several opera
tions, and at the tine 'of, writing the
physicians have little hope for bin
recovery. He has been in the senato
continuously for tbihy-one yearsr I*
chairman of the foreign relations conf
mltte and has been tbe leader of those
who opposed entry of tbe United
States Into the League of Nations.
Ferdinand W. Peck, pioneer Ohl
cagoan an& for tnany: years one of the
moat Influential ,citizens -of. that city,
la dead st an advibced agsi. He was
prominent In the creation and dlree
tlon of the Woriiys Columbian expo
Mtlon, was commissioner general el
the United States to the Paris ^exposl
tlon of 1900 sibd #as a. grand ofllcer of
the Vr«ndi Legion of Honor.
CMrn^lluB Cole, ,wbo was dected
senator .from California wa]r bad* la
187« and wbo '^ad'^teten an Intimate''
of Abrahsm Lincoln, passed
awa». ln Los A^|«'kt"the age of me
hun«-ed apd twyears, He Waa bora
the r^ar after Nephews ^satb.
JbS A in
ml Par lia,
slin, J'.uffit
The 4su-n
tls Premier
RAKOVSKY went to PSris and
met Premier H^initpt cementing
the Franco-Russian accoM. It was an
nounced that Leonid Krassln would bo
the first soviet ambassador to Frahcfe,
and that Jean Herbette would be sent
as ambassador to Moscow,

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