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DAILY EAST OEEGONIAN, PENDLETON, CflON, MO'NDAY, FETilirATlY 5, 1917.
put stc;:aci n FIT E CONDITION SIB PIES H RECORDS j t n0 J A eight rAnra SAYS INDIGESTION RESULTS; FROM AN EXCKS8 OF HYDRO CHMMUC ACII). Undigested food delayed In the stomach decay, or rather, ferment the same as food left In the open air, says A noted authority. He also tell us that Indigestion la caused by Hy-per-acldlty, meaning, there Is an ex ecs of hydrochloric acid In the stomach which prevents complete di gestion and starts food fermentation. Thus everything eaten sours in th stomach much like garbage sours In a can, forming acrid fluids and gases which inflate the stomach like a toy balloon. Then We feel a heavy, lumpy misery In the chest, we belch up gas, we eructate sour food or havo heartburn, flatulence, water-brash or, nausea. Ha tells us to lay aside all diges tive aids and Instead, get from any pharmacy four ounces of Jad Baits and take a Ublespoonful In a glaxs of water before breakfast and drink while It Is effervescing and further more, to continue this for a week. While relief follows the first dose, It Is important to neutralise the acidity, remove the gas-making mass, start the liver, stimulate the kidneys and thus promote a free flow of pure di gestive Juices. Jad Baits. l Inexpensive and Is made from the acid of grapes and lemon Juice, combined with llthla and sodi um phosphate. This harmless salts Is used by thousands of people for stomach trouble with excellent results. Tea easy twp this Hi Kdlnia wits tbe 41. stand stylus t1 w efrnlfl of 11 reoortU (or 3oa Pay s little down Sid s tittle esra sontb or waek. with yonr favorite record. WRITS TODAY FOR OUR NEW EDI 8014 HOOK. No obllintlnos. WARREN'g Ml SIC HOVSB rendleton, Oregon, I Entertain your friend Elopg ECong Gaf o AJTD ROODLB PARLORS Hoodies AND Chop Suey i Oaststde Tray Order ftpertalty. Bona tor ladles and gentlemen. OFKN DAT aid) ALL NIOHT Mad Trcaeta, 1 Meal for iH 8pell Chicken Dinner Bnndays. 543 Main Street Next to & 0. Bldg. ' Phone III ARMAND'S Tb only NEW fac powder ia tLe put 50 yew Oh yes, there are many, many kinds of powders on the market, but this one is absolutely different from any you have ever had. The price is treasonable, too 50 cents KOEPPEN'S Have It Con Dang Low CHOP SUEY NOODLES HOT TmOALIS 0II1LLI C0H OARIiE SPANISH 8TYLH LUNCHES COFFEE Bvorythlnx clean and up-to-date. FIRST CLASS SBRVIO TEA 5c Package Under State Hotel Cor. Webb and Cottonwood Bts. Phone ill. Pendleton, Ore. PORTLAND, Ore.. Feb. 5. Port land hog quotations touched the high est market ever reached here since the establishment of the yards at North Portland. Some time previous to that, when the yards were located at the end of Seventeenth street, sales were made as high as $11.60. Sales of hogs reached up to $11.40 In the North Portland yards duringJ the week, although general transac tions In best quality were around tU.26U.35. There was a slight decrease in of ferings of swine in the local yards during the week, as compared with the previous six days, and the out look for future prices seems bright Killers are taking practically every thing in sight in the yards at this time, and are asking for more. . General hog range: Heavy packing Uz5 11.35 Good butchers U.15ll.25 Rough heavy in.0? 11.00 PiK 9.76lfl.50 Blockers' -5 Cattle Bun is Small. Only a very small run of cattle was shown in the North Portland yards during the week. There was a rather steady to rtrong tone all through th week. Early In the week a sale of a select lot of steers was made at 19, but the general market scarcely reach ed this price for tops. General cattls market range: Best heavy beef steers .. ..8.50 8.00 Rest light beef steers , .. .25fji8.50 Best beef cows ?-75 Bent heifers I?5 Ordinary to good cows ... O.4O0I.7B Heavy bulls 5.0005.50 Light bulls 4.254.50 Calves T.-. t.00 08.00 Stocker-feeder steers .... 5.75WI.60 Stocker-feeder cows, 5.00 1.00 Mntton Situation Strong. Very strong tone was shown In the mutton and lamb trade at North Portland during the week. There was a small Increase in the volume of supplies, but little stock was actually offered on the open market. Top lambs were sold during the week at $12.25, and the entire mar ket was correspondingly strong. General mutton and Best east of mountain lambs lamb market: Best valley Yearlings , Wethers . Ewes . . . Goats . . . , ;.$12.0012.25 lamb 11.75 ft' 12.00 10.25010.50 10.00i10.2 , 8.00 1.25 , 4.25 4.50 $100 Reward, $100 The readers ef this paper will be pleased to intra that there Is at leart oo dread disease tbst science has been sble to core In all Its stages, and that I catarrh. Ca tarrh being greatly Influenced by eoMtltn- tlonal eonditiens require roostltntlooai treatment Hall's Catarrh Cure Is takes Internilly and seta thro th Blood en tbe Miiroa8arfare of th 8 intern thereby o troylng th foundation of the dtaeaoe, glv Ing tbe patient strength by building op th cautltntioB and minting nature In dolnt It work. The proprietor have so siarb faith Is tbe rwratm power or Hair ca tarrh Car that they offer On Hundred Dol lars for tay ess that It fall to cor. Bend tor list or teatiBonuu. Address: 9. i. C'HHNKT A Co., Toledo Ohio. Sold by all Dragglat. 73c. EASY TO DARKEN ' YOUR GRAY HAIR YOU CAV BRING BACK COLOR AN'D LUSTRE WITH SAGE TEA AND SULPHUR, When you darken your hair with Sage Tea and Sulphur, no one can tell, because It's done so naturally, so evenly. Preparing this mixture, though, at home la mussy and trou blesome. For 50 cents you can buy at any drug store the. ready-to-use prep-, aration, Improved by tbe addition of other Ingredients, called "Wyeth's Sage and Sulphur Compound" Ton Just dampen a sponge or soft brush with It and draw this through your hair, taking one small strand at a time. By morning all gray hair dis appears, and, after another applica tion or two. your hair becomes beau tifully darkened, glossy and luxuri ant. Gray, faded hair, though no dis grace, is a sign of old age, and as we all desire a youthful appearance and attractive appearance, get busy at once with Wyeth's Sage and Sulphur Compound and look years younger. This ready to use preparation Is a delightful toilet requisite and not a medicine. It Is not Intended for the cure, mitigation or prevention of disease. OUCH! LAME BACK, RUB LUMBAGO OR BACKACHE AWAY IUT PAIN RIGHT OIT WITH SMALL TRIAL BOTTLE OF OLD, PENETRATING, "ST, JACOH'8 OIL." Kidneys cause backache? No; They have no nerves, therefore can not cause pnln. Listen! Tour back ache is caused by lumbago, sciatica or a strain, and the quickest relief 11 soothing, penetrating "St. Jacobs OH. ' Rub it right on your painful back, and Instantly the soreness, stiffness and lameness disappears. Don't stay crippled! Get A small trial bottle of "St. Jacobs OH" from your dnigglsf and limber up. A moment after It is appl'ed you'll wonder what became of the backache or lumbago pain. Rub old, honest "St. Jncob's OH" whenever you have sciatica, neuralgia, rheumatism or sprains, as It Is abso lutely harmless and doesn't burn the skin. CHICHESTER S PILLS 7jrj-v 1IIK UlAMONn HRAM. A m Take mkkt. Ritr f ttmw V ' liwU'il Auk ymr liytifrriat fat I'lll in H4 ami (.-Is) meui!K( bom, mint wlla Rlir RiMn. 1-4 A krW IIM iit.Trir N MR A Nil FILl.ii.fr. as yar, known He,, Safe. Ahvtm R r!itla SOLO BY DRUGGISTS EVl RYVVIOt , SLOAN'S LINIMENT EASES PAW Sloan's Liniment ia first thought of mothers for bumps, bruises and sprains that are continually happen ing to children. It quickly penetrates and soothes without rubbing. Clean; er and more effective than mussy plasters or ointments. For rheuma. tie ache, neuralgia pain and that grippy soreness after colds, Sloan's Liniment gives prompt relief. Have a bottle handy for bruises, strains, sprains and all external pain. For the thousands whose work calls then outdoors, the pains and aches follow ing exposure are relieved by Sloan' Liniment, At all druggists, 25c Adv. TAFT SAYS BLAME IS JUL UP TO GERMANS EX-PRERIDEXT IN LEAGIE OK PEACE SPEECH IPHOLDS HANDS OP PRESIDENT. Get-many Is Clasxed as Rutldem In Manner of Waging Warfare A gal nut Her Enemies; if Trouble. Comes With Tills Country the Kalxer is ResiionKlWe. WASHINGTON, Feb. 5. F.x-Presl-dent Taft prefaced a prepared .speech on the League to Enforce Peace here with a reference to the new Herman crisis, declaring that if the United States were drawn into war Germany would force it by "her defiance of plain principles of Justice and human ity which should obtain between civi lized nations. "The responsibility which now rests on the president and congress is very heavy," said Mr. Taft. They should know and do know that the American people will back them to the end in their decision. May God give them good deliverance." T. It, and Others Answered. The ex-presldent was speaking be fore the Chamber of Commerce of the United States, answering particularly criticisms of Theodore Roosevelt, Wil liam J. Bryan, Senator Borah and ethers of the League to Enforce Peace Ideas, "I had prepared this address,", he said, "before Germany startled this country and all neutrals by her last note. The actual dangers with which tt brings us face to face may seem to make what I have been "discussing theoretical, tame and inappropriate, The truth is, however, that this great crisis only emphasises the Importance of the purpose and plan of the lesgue in the future history of this country, "Of all things, we would avoid war. We are not prepared for It. Its awful consequences we know from Europe's suffering. Our prayer is for some es cape from It In this critical hour, if consistent with our national honor. But we must face the facts. Germany Declared Aggrwemr. "In her campaign against her ene mies, Germany proposes ruthlessly to wage war upon the property and Hvee of neutrals In flagrant violation of their rlehts. She began with Bel glum. She now Includes them all. Our national conscience Is void of of fense aealnst her. Her cruel and In defensible drowning without warning of more ihan 100 Innocent Americans on the Lucitanla we condoned In view of her pleflcre against a repetition. That pledge is now withdrawn and she avows her purpose to resume her shocking course. "Tf war Is to come between us. she will be the unprovoked aggressor." TWO SACKS OF WHEAT BUY TON AND HALF OF COAL ROT, Mont., Feb. 5 Coal Is worth money In this vicinity; so is wheat. A farmer In this Vicinity recently came to town with two -sacks of wheat With the money he obtained from the wheat he purchased a ton and a half of coal. f I J . . " -"W it , . , J I v- - ; - is v .. i I ! rfri .iLiim, ' - - - J Senator polndexter. CHAPTER XIL exacted by nature for too prolonged TL Eestle Spirit" Tm me 'lltUe time be lay thus. ' "OB CLAYTON and Stanley bead on arms. Then, through his ner all at once became that of a Ana wurw ' ,a . tlon, Florence assured th upjxsdJ "You will none of you get more of etricken father, that she would , v.. j,. km. u.iral with a I once 10 ino i.m k lh jwere deep Is an atsorblnsly lll?al reun TiJSL"! iron flrmnee that Impressed even Address he gave her again. n f iJ tan, ,-t.t, .,,h wc" brain seemed to whisper a WwR ljL Rlw. "Not one more treat- "Here!" ord -ed La B 1M!,w ,"8'.t.h.r rw" "Lfr ment shall any of you have. You. arauvwMHWI-w .- - t aas 4 M4 7V UWIM US DUIUV The fact that they were three mile had crept In to spy upon his sleep, or apart and that at least A million else that A vague peril hovered over rum. This thought banished slumber and every vestige of comfortable drowaU nets. Like a soldier awakened by the reveille. Dr. Montrose started up, eye people were between them, did not In any way interfere with the secrecy and audibility of their conference. This is so common a phenomenon least of eii That Is the truth, upoa my oath." "You would not La Hue. uneasily. went on: "You have lurked about here at all hours like evil spirits; coming for the accursed treatment that is so but began Montrose Rne, as KM raised one of tne whisky glass to W Hp "Put that down. Aftsrwai yon cart guxsle.oooie. Jie Tw head clear, till the work's don Yws, too, Tanner," a the towft 1ook longingly at the other glass. Soon afterward the three filed t of the room. UTmtmae heard La KU ten -this telephonic mod of converse- wide, muscles tense, sleep wholly de- SJSltolSS a blight on waiter to reserve It for him nntil O, that no one, who employe it, atop to serting him. ' l. .,,m The d-tor remained where, n it i - u, lnk ki. eu mA .a v - ... ., v.-,, va lmu wvuh. ociucu im --v . -"v.. w u nu . , - l,.iim,nti n WBS Until 10 IlirOT n"w miracle of the age half a century Ago. So perh&p a century hence some new marvel of science may make our descendants look back upon the tele phone with the same kindly derision thai we now bestow on tbe stags coach and the sailing ship, Clayton was doing little of the talking. Instead, he was content to listen intently to his chum break- about him, as might a suddenly aroused watchdog. Every faculty was on the alert, and a slow anger was kindling within him against the un known intruder who had robbed him of his rest But his swift glance Around the library failed to discern any such in truder. Except for himself the big room seemed empty. Nor was there sign that anyone else had entered. In a- in only occasionally with a aues- Yet this did not lessen his queer ra tion or with an exclamation of amaxe. tuition that some lurking foe had Stanley, At the other end of the stolen m upon nun. wire, was talking earnestly and con cisely. He was in his own private office, in the Examiner Building. Before calling Bob up he had sent his stenographer from the room, had locked both of its doors and had ta Uoned An office boy outside of each to prevent eavesdropping. , In spite or all tnese oau precau- Then from the corner of his eye Montrose saw the hallway curtains way, ever so slightly. And to bis straining ears came a faint sound, as if from the hall. In one stride Dr. Montrose bad reached the library doorway and swept aside the curtain. No one was lurking behind it A second step Uons, his voice was pitched so low brought him out into the hall, re ts to be Almost a whisper. And he glanced nervously About him from time to time to make cer tain no one was listening at windows r door solved to learn who had been spying upon him. Ue looked down the wide hall to ward the front door. Then, turning, he looked back and up the stairway. At last Harold paused in the steady There was no one to be seen. sow of instructions he had been giv- "I think that covers everything," e finished. "You're sure you under Hand?" "Yes," came Bob's reply, tinged with not a little awe. "I understand, Harold, you're a wonder! But can we sarry it through? Remember, we " : "Carry it through T" repeated Stan ley. "Of course we can. It's a max jtr of will and pluck and iron nerve. And there's more danger in It for us than most men incur in a lifetime. But If we stand together, we can carry It through. I'D stake my - life on that" "It seems to me." commented Bob, that we're already 'staking our fives' for About all they're worth. Do you realise that this new plan of yours is A gamble with death and with alt the odds against us both?" 'Tea, I realize it" said Harold. "Of sourse I do. I'm net afoot.. The brave man Isn't the man who doesn't real ise danger. He's the man who real izes it and goes ahead Just the same." "That's what we're going to do," Clayton reviled. "It's a big risk, but It's for A still bigger stake." "That's the right spirit, old man!" Approved Stanley. "And now, you have your instruction Get to work At once on them. We can't waste time. Because time's the one thing we haven't got This clew of mine Is the strongest yet And It will drive the Crimson Stain gang to earth. Take my weird for that Good-hy." Be hung; np the receiver, got to his feet and unlocked the two office doors. Th time for planning was past The time for action had at last arrived. The long wait in the trenches was ended. The bugle was sounding the shrilly inspiring -Charge!" Dr. Montrose at about the same mo ment turned in from the street and moved wwarily up the walk toward bis big Rivenlale bouse. His eves were bloodshot; his face was drawn and his shoulders sagged. Every line of his big body and clean cut fane, every step that he took, be tokened utter fatigue, both of spirit and of flesh. And in bis expression there was more than mere weariness. There was In his look a haunting dread and misery that had of late grown more and. more pronounced until now, it dominated his whole countenance. ' No stranger seeing him today for the first time could have doubted for an uiatant that the doctor was a prey to some ceaselessly gnawing terror and grief. Entering the house, Dr. Montrose titood for a moment at the foot of the Broad stairway hesitating as to" Whether or not he should go up to the laboratory and there resume his Interrupted work. But In his present state of fatigue Had he reversed his inspection and looked first toward the stairway in stead of toward the door he might have caught a fleeting, momentary glimpse of A shadowy figure that darted back out of sight from the landing at the top of the stairs. Puzzled, only half-convinced that he had been at fault in his suspicion, the doctor made a tour of the lower room No one was in them. He returned to the library and tried to sleep once more. But now, strangely enough, bis drowsiness and fatigue were gone. Never had he felt wider awake. A restless activity had replaced his earlier wearines He knew he would be wasting time if he should seek further to woo slumber. And he wanted to be at work. Picking np his medicine chest from the hall table, he mounted the stair way and went to his gloomy labora tory. There, locking himself in, he proceeded to take off his coat and replace it by a chemical-stained working Jacket that he always wore when he had experiments to make. As he did so he noticed a phial at one side of the newly-opened medi cine case. It was a tiny flask of hydrocyanic acid that had been emp tied, and which he had put by itself At one side of the case, so that he might not forget to refill tt . Knowing he would need the drug in some work he was planning, he crossed to A wall cupboard, took therefrom a larger bottle of hydro cyanic acid and filled the little phial. Picking up the refilled phial, he started back to his work table. Mid way across the room he halted, at tracted by an almost imperceptible noise from behind the secret panel. He thrust the phial into bis vest pocket; and, frowning, he strode across the floor to the panel. His teeth set and his frown deep ening, Montrose flung open the paneL win i in vm th outer door of the dance nan. I my decision. And that decision shall rising stealthily he slipped into ts never be changed. I swear it Now private room, go!" Pierre's face, as he listened, grew livid. The dread of losing the drug that made him the master-crook of the century, was too much for his self-control. His eyes flaring suddenly with the Crimson Stain, he whipped out a knife. With a wild beast snarl, he leaped at the doctor. Montrose, with an Agility remark able in A man of his age, sprang back ward from the aperture, slamming hut the secret panel behind him. The whizzing knife blade drove deep Into the wood of the panel and stuck there. La Rue hurled himself against the closed portal like a rabid wolt But the stout wood resisted his fu rious charge. Then through the panel Montrose heard him yell: "You'll rob us of the drug thai Is life Itself to nsr Very good! Then we Shan rob you of the daughter who is more than life to you. She shall die within twenty-four hours. And no power can save her." His retreating footsteps died away. Montrose stood, eyes ablaze with righteous Indignation, listening to the receding steps. His ears rang with La Sue's threat against Florence. But it only stirred the father to fiercer wrath. At last lifting one hand solemnly heaven ward, he said aloud: "I make a solemn vow that the Crimson Stain shall be wiped out and that its vile power shall be once and forever annihilated!" His own words seemed to galvanize him to strange activity. Going to a desk he drew forth a pistol and thrust it into his pocket From a cupboard he produced A broad-brimmed soft hat which be Jammed down well over his eyes, and a great coat which concealed the lines of his figure. - Then, opening the secret panel gain, be crawled through it, closed It behind him and hurried along the passageway in Pierre La F.ue's wake. 8everal times in the next half hour the doctor caught sight of La Rue, though he could never quite catch up with him. Yet by his own knowledge of the man's habits he was able to trail Pierre to Tanner's apartment. There, crouching in an Alleyway below the open windows of the ground-floor fiat be heard the mutter of voices, and from time to time he was able to get the drift of a sentence or two. Night had fallen before Montrose left his post. And then he deserted It only to follow Pierre La Rue, who emerged from the house, accompanied by Tanner and Kiel. The three hailed A taxicab. Dr. Montrose was lucky enough to en counter another taxi returning to its distant stand from leaving a passen ger somewhere In -the neighborhood of Tanner's apartment. He boarded it and gave chase. Just In the aperture behind it stood Pierre as the day before, the taxi containing La Rue. For an instant Montrose and La Rue faced each other without speak ing. The former was flushed and angry; yet in his eyes flickered A nameless terror. La Rue, on the con trary, smiled suavely, at his host, as one sure of a cordial welcome. All at once the dread in Montrose's eyes was replaced by a steely glint of resolution. The lines around his mouth hardened. His bearing was that of A man who has once and for all made up his mind. He raised his arm, in unconscious dramatic power. Pointing down the passageway, behind the panel, be spoke one word: "Go!" "Go, I say!" he shouted. "Aren't you making a good deal of unnecessary noise, doctor?" asked La Rue, amusedly, as if talking to a crankv kindergarten child. "And the Try work offered no allurement whatever. aren.t vou just a little bit in And laying his hat and his medicine toof Thaf. hardly tb ease on the hall table he went Into the library. There was A cool restfulness about the big. book-lined room, with Its deep leather chairs and Its atmos phere of scholarly calm. It was an ideal resting place for a tired and harassed man. - Dr. Montrose crossed to the table And sat Into a big chair beside it His gaze strayed over the book-littered surface of the table, but he saw nothing there that looked worth the trouble of reading. With a sigh he crossed his arms on the table edge and pillowed his aching head upon them. He had been np nearly all night and all morning with a dying patient No hand-to-hand battle of two me diaeval warriors had ever been more fiercely waged than Dr. Montrose's 11-nlght duel with death for the life of the patient. Now, bavins wased that life and death battle. And having left his patient out of danger, he , felt strangely weak and exhausted. He had conquered death, but the victory had taken every fiber of his strength and energV. Montrose was worn out. A half hour's nan in this big chair of his seemed to him tust then the most de sirable thing that the whole world could offer. Almost Instantly as his head felt heavily upon his crossed arms he was asleep. Yet his was not the sweet, dreamless slumber that follows on weariness. He was too tired mentally for such refreshing rest as that And his harassed nerves were taut 80 he slept uneasily, his slumber crowded with terrifying dreams, the muscles of his face twitching convul sively every now and then. HI was th sleep that was almost as fat! ruing as restless wakefulness auid have been, It was the penalty way to greet a dear old friend. Again." "I told you to go," said the doctor, steadying his angry voice and trying to speak calmly, "and I meant it. Go1 This is the last time I am going to be tormented by your presence in this . . 1 .VI- ..,.-... room. 1 am going 10 navo uua v and tho secret passageway walled up." "By all means," smilingly assented Pierre. "Have it walled up, and let us come Into your house by the front door Instead. It will be far more con venient than the present hole-and-corner arrangement And it will give us a glimpse of your pretty daughter now and then." "You'll leave my daughter's name out of this!" hotly commanded Mont rose. "It Is a black Insult to her for a beast like yourself to mention her. And now will you go?" "No," replied La Rue, not at all ruffled by the other's wrath, "I won't As you very well knew I would not when you told me to. Come, come, doctor, don't behave like a sulky schoolboy. We owe everything to you. I most of all. And I don't for get It But you are as much responsi ble fpr us as If you were our father And we were little children. Yon can't shirk your responsibility this way. Yon made us what we are. It was your wonderful drugs that turned us from ordinary mortals into geniuses." "Geniuses!" groaned Montrose, "Geniuses for the vilest crimes ever committed!" "Perhaps eo," cheerily Assented La Rue. "But that subject has been thrashed out so often that It begins to bore me. You made us what we Are. And you'll have to keep us What we are. That is why I came to you today. I want A treatment" the man whom Montrose was trailing drew up in front of Alisars dance ball. La Rue and Tanner and Kiel got out and went into the place. A moment or so later Montrose stealth ily followed. He was just in time to see the three pass into a private room at one end of the hall. The doctor made his way to a table that stood close to the door of this room. His hat pulled low over his brow, he sat down, ordered a drins (which he did not taste) and waited. He could hear nothing in the private room. But presently a waiter went thither, apparently in response to a touch of the bell. In the second the door was open Montrose could see the three men grouped at the table. The waiter departed. Soon he re turned, carrying two glasses of whisky on a tray. He tried the door. It was locked. Setting down the tray on the corner of the doctor's table, the waiter knocked at the door. While the waiter's back was turned Montrose, with a lightning gesture, emptied his tiny flask of hydrcyanic arid into the two half-filled whisky glasses. He was barely In time, for the wait er at once picked up the tray as Tan ner opened the door to him, and car ried it into the private room. The doctor would have felt less tri umph had he known of a telephone conversation La Rue had Just held in that room. Calling up the Montrose House he had asked anxiously if the doctor were at home. Clayton, who was calling on Flor ence, replied that Dr. Montrose was out. To which. La Bue had An swered: "I'm sorry. I'm the father of that boy the doctor's daughter ran over. The pmr little feller seems to he hurt Internally." "Really r exclaimed Bob, "Oh. I" "I've had him taken to A tittle hos pital at m East Blankth street": went on La Rue, "but he keeps crying to see the pretty lady who wan so nice to him today. Mayhe he'd die hap pier If he could see her again. I wanted to ask the doetpr tf he could bring her down here." "Florence!" called Bob. "Come to the phone, won't you? That poor lit tle newsboy is dying. His father has called np to" Florence Interrupted by snatching the receiver from his hand. "Oh. I'm so sorry! Bo sorry!" she said, ner voice trembling as she spoke Into the transmitter. "Is there any thing at sU I can do?" "He keeps a-cryln' for you. Miss," answered Ia Rue. "An' I was think ing It would make him happier If he could see you. Just a minute before he dies. The doctors down her at the He nodded toward the eleetrio ap. hoao'tal. sav ha rant u. tin parAtias, as be poke. And his man lag." Tanner, behind the two otners. chanced to turn and look bacK as he reached the hall's exit He saw th doctor enter the room. Turning, he hurried back through the fast-filling; hall. Dr. Montrose, entering th .room, drew his pistol and peered around1 him. A telephone on the table And a push button In the adjoining wait were the only Item of Interest. A second door led out into a dark ball beyond. . Dr. Montrose crossed to his doe and opened it A he did so a blow on the fcass at the skull stretched him senseleea. His pistol clattered unnoticed t tk floor. Tanner, with deft fingers, set.tw work over the fallen man. Wtthha thirty seconds he stepped back with a grunt of satisfaction and surveyed his work. When Montrose gradually came to himself he was strapped; hand and foot, in a chair and a gag was in hie mouth. Above him bent Tanner. "Evening. Doc!" said the toogH cordially. "Sorry to treat you a rough, bnt you'd ought to a" ken out of what didn't concern yott, And now," he went on, pulling a roll of black cloth from under his overeeat, "as we're expecting a visitor, and as she is apt to be shy If she mm strangers, I'm going to take the haw erty of drapln you." As he spoke he unrolled the cloak, disclosing a thin black domino and hood. In a moment he had enveloped Ote helpless doctor In his garment ad justing the mask's eye-slits ever tbe prisoner's agonized eyes. "Now, s then." went on Tanner, "we're all tidy and comf tabla 1 guess I'll celebrate by Joining myself in a little sip of The Stuff That BUM Father." Be lifted one of the two from the table. Montrose's eyes gleamed in a murderous hope. Then hastily Tanner set down taa, glass, fes the sound of tramping few sounded along the dark passage. The tear door opened. Ptorra La. Rue entered. In his arms he bore th. struggling body of Florence Mont rose. ' "It worked out beautifully.' be said, nodding, to Tanner. "Ska and Clayton came blundering. Into the courtyard, and he was saying bow queer It was that a hospital' should, be in such a place. Just then. Kiel tapped him over the head, aad. I caught up the young lady. Who have, you got here?" he broke off sharply as his eye fell on Montrose. Tanner in two whispered sentences explained. Florence cried out In hor ror, and renewed nor useless strug gles. L isughed aloud. Bat befbr E6 could speak, Kiel burst, into tbe room from the dance haU. , "Look out, chief!" he pasted; "Tt'avr all up! Clayton got on his feat again 1 looked back and saw him. A kid. newsboy was passing And. told turn, you bad lugged the girl m here. Claj ton blows a p'iice whistle, and three) cops come up, a-runiung. They're searching the tutnee . hall outside. They'll be here any minute. Beatitr t lurence iougut nraoly as she heard the tough's scared oies&ige. Bui aba could not wrench free iroin .Pierre's grasp. Dr. Montrose, too bound, gagged and masked struggled madly ana in vain, as hope seemed to gum tuer lor uua again. La iiua glanced quickly from on prisoner to the other. Tnen, loosing his hold on Florence, he maue for the door that led to the dance haU. wnence now came a confused babe of snouts and screams. I Kut sprang through the door way into the clamorous ounce hail toi verify his heuchman's words. KM and Tanner followed at his heels. Florence, released, cost a sing!, look of terror at the masked figure ia, the ciiair. Then she chanced to catcb sight of the pistol her father bad. dropped, li ami lay on the floor ia a corner. As the door flew open again she snatched up the weapou and tired. Robert Clayton, pushing his way past La Rue, rusued into, the roam. Florence's wild shot stretched hiiu dead at her -feet She reeled back, faint with dread at what she had uoue. La Hue, running in, caught her a she swayed. He picked up one of the whisky glasses and forced its oun tents through her paining lips. She shuddered uua fell .across the tabla La Hue, after au instant of indeed, aion, slid but through th rear door, leaving Dr. Montrose staring down In dumb anguish at the two bodies at his feet Theu from the dance hall surged la the police. They saw th Ufslsss forms on the door, and turned ia swift suHpidoa toward the siiitr masked figure In th chair. Montrote, with a gurgling gasp of stark tormtnt, stagtered from where he sat. He reeled to bis feet Art tared wldly about him. Two people, laughing, chatting, were entering th room. They, were Florence Montrose a ad Robert Clayton. And the room Itself was the doctor's own library. "We had such a Joily drive, daddy," Florence hailed her father. 'The na'w car Is a darlinif!" "Tuu'r allvr croaked Montrose hoarsely. Then staggering back In A daze ef reaction, he babbled Incohwontlyi "It-It was a dream. All a fright, ful dream! But It was morel It was a warning A warning I dare set