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J1 50: three months, 7B cents: one month. ** CBelivered by carriers In anv part of Newark, the /,r®.rJ"‘l!1°.nv Kearnv. Montclair, Bloomfield and all neighboring towns. Subscriptions may be given to newsdealers or sent to this office. _ VOLUME LXXXIL—>0. 137. TUESDAY EVENING, JUNE 10, 1913. PROGRESSIVE PROSPECTS THIS YEAR. IX THE November election the Progressive vole for As sembly. including the Progressive and Republican vote in Hud son. was 55.716 less than the Progressive vote for President. The total Progressive vote for President was 66.575 more than the Republican vote, but on the poll for Assembly the Progres sive vote was about 3.000 less than the Republican. It is a question whether the Progressive party, with its improved or ganization. can hold its proportionate vote either for President or Assembly last year. The Evening Post points to the fact that while the Progressive vote in Xew York city last Xovember was 87,000 only 2.700 have been enrolled under the new law'. In Boston the Progressive enrolment is only 834, as against 50.460 Democrats and 25,854 Republicans. Last Xovember the Progressive vote in Boston was 25.533 for President. In Chicago end St. Louis in the spring elections there was a heavy falling off of the Progressive vote, while in Michigan the Progressives were distanced by both the old parties, although in Xovember they carried the State by 64,000 over Wilson and 62.000 over Taft. These figures offer no encouragement for Progressives to believe that they can carry this State for Governor and elect a balance of power in the Legislature, but it is yet possible for a political party to fall off very greatly in some sections and at the same time hold its own or make gains in other sections. OUR MANUFACTURERS AND LATIN-AMERICA. LATIN-AMERICAN trade opportunities have been dinned into the ears of American business men for years through the consular reports, with little apparent effect. What has been done by them in the way of getting trade has been btinglingly done. Circulars printed in English have been sent to Spanish add Portu guese-speaking people, goods unsuitable for the market have been shipped and. ns a rule, goods are wrongly packed. No effort has been made to study the South American market. During the administration of Mayor Seymour, who spoke Spanish, a dele gation of representatives of the different Latin-American States visited Newark and were entertained by the Board of Trade. There was much talk then of better trade relations and it amounted to nothing. There is evidence now that American business men are waking up to opportunities which they have permitted British. German and French business men to grasp. Boston has sent a large business delegation to South America to study trade conditions and Baltimore is organizing a delegation for the same purpose. Would it not pay Newark manufacturers to send representatives to Central and South America to look over the ground? GETTYSBURG BATTLEFIELD. IT MAY surprise even the veterans who took part in the battle of Gettysburg fifty years ago to know that the battlefield covers 925 square miles of territory, or about the area of Essex, Hudson. Passaic, Bergen, Union and Mercer counties. Over this great area the armies of the Union and the Confederacy marched and fought those three fateful days in July, 1863. The town of Gettysburg is merely a dot on this extensive map, although the belief of many people is that it was all ceutred in and around that now historic town. There were 85,000 Union soldiers, with 300 gnus, while the Confederates mustered 70.0110, with 250 guns. The death-grapple occurred on the plain surrounding Gettys burg and two ridges east and west of the town, an area of about twenty-five miles. New Jersey had about 4,500 men in the bat tle and seventy-eight Jersey soldiers lie in the National Cemetery at Gettysburg. OPEN-AIR FLOWER MARKETS. A FLOWER market jn Union Square, New York, will put that city in the same class with the great European capitals. Covent Garden, in London, and the Madeleine, in Paris, have flower markets that are among the beautiful sights of the world, and it. is astonishing that the chief city of America and other American cities have no place where nature's beautiful and fragrant blooms are sold in the open air. In most American cities, indeed, the indoo. florist has this trade all to' himself. Newark is among the laggards and should wake up. A flower market here would be a public delight and educator, and would be sure of excellent business. The flower seller is accorded curbstone privilege at Centre Market. If a proper department was allotted for the sale of flowers it would be a most attractive feature and benefit the market trade generally. THE RATE DECISION. THE MINNESOTA rale derision by the l'nited States Supreme Court decides about fifty suits in twenty-three States and establishes a principle tbaEcan be changed only by act of Congress. The State has the right to fix intrastate railroad rates even when they may conflict with the rates for interstate roads. But the rates so declared by the States must not be un reasonable. If so the Supreme Court will decide against 1 hem. Tile effect of this opinion on the stock market lias largely been discounted. In fact, the heavy liquidation last week may be traced to a hint of the character of the forthcoming decision. But the long suspense is ended and the railroads can set their houses in order. THE CONGRESSMAN TURNED LOBBYIST. \ LONG-EXISTING scandal at Washington is the presence of former senators and ropreseutat ives as professional lobbyists. The names of some of these degenerate legislators are now ap pearing iu public print and they ought to be placarded on the streets. It is easy to understand why they (ire employed by the interests they represent. They have knowledge of legislation, they have a wide acquaintance in Congress and tbe departments and they use these advantages to tbe detriment of government and the public. The smoking out these men are getting will at least diminish their capacity for doing evil if it docs not drive them out of Washington. Ophelia's Sayings Copyright, 1011, by McClure Newspaper Syndicate DUTCH MASTERPIECES “Learn One Thing: Every I)ay.M NO. 2. "THE LAUGHING CAVALIER,” BY FRANS HALS Copyright, by The Associated Newspaper School, Inc. Laughing Cavalier” is the most famous and best liked of the paintings of Frans Hals. And the cavalier himself is most fa miliar, too, in glance, in manner, in bearing. No one can resist the bold challenge of those mischievous eyes, the full, life-loving lips. He swells with wonderful conceit in himself and a cheery disdain of the world in gen eral. It is altogether a marvelous study of expression. In 1865 Sir Rich ard Wallace gave $10,000 for the por trait. The Haarlem collector, who had owned it. paid $400 for It. Its value now would probably be in the hundred thousands. For truth of character Frans Hals was the greatest painter that ever lived, but it took the world am in terminably long time to discover It. A hundred and twenty years after his death one of his great portraits brought only $1.25 at a sale. He was an aristocrat by birth and disrep utable by choice. Members of his family were burgomasters, treasurers and aldermen of Haarlem for nearlj 300 years. Frans and his brother Dirfc were frequenters of the lowest tav erns and this is about all we know of him from the time he was born in 1580 until he was married at the age of 31. Up to the time he was 33 there is nothing to show that Frans Hals produced anything worthy of atten tion, but he evidently worked to some purpose. His marvelous capacity for catching an expression on the in stant brought him many patrons. It was just about that time that the great demand for huge group portraits had set in and Hals prof ited by it. He agreed to give those who contributed the largest sun toward the group the important places in the composition, which rivalry in creased many' times the prices he would otherwise have received, and also freed him from subsequent com* plaint. They were jovial folk, those men of Frans Hals’s time, and he loved to paint them as they were. He had a season of real prosperity, and might have become rich; but af ter a time the commissions inter fered with his drinking, and that was something that Frans could not en dure. He loved the tavern better than the studio; but his mastery over the brush enabled him to produce a vast amout of work in a very short time. He liked better, however, to paint the jolly topers and the fisher wives than the rich burghers. The time came when he "sweated” his many pupils, making them draw and paint subjects for which he paid them little or nothing, which he sold at fair prices to meet his weekly tavern bills. From the time he was thirty-three until he was fifty he lived in Haarlem. His love of the tavern Increased. He grew poorer and poorer; but contin ued to paint. His love of bright colors seemed to disappear entirely; until finally he was painting in gray shadows with backgrounds in di most jet black. Some say it was be cause he could not afford to buy colors. When he was seventy years old a baker, who not only gave him bread but lent him money as well, appealed to the courts to compel Hals to pay his debts. The painter's house was seized and the contents sold to the highest bidder. One of he greatest painters of the world was obliged to appeal to the municipal council in order to live. It gave him fuel and food and an annuity of $80, which he received until he died. Every day a different human Inter est story will appear In the Evening Star. You cun get n benutlful Intaglio reproduction of the nnove picture, with live others, equally attractive. 7x9tt. Inches In size, with this week's "Mentor.” In "The Mentor” u well known authority t overs the subject of the pictures and stories of the week, ilea tiers of the Evening Star and “The Mentor” will know Art. Literature, History, Science. and Travel, and own exquisite pictures. On sale nt the Newark Star office Branford place, and P. F. Mulligan. 927 Broad street. Price, ten ceuts. PEOPLE’S ROSTRUM Essex Socialists Defend Heott. To the Editor of the Evening Star: The enclosed resolution Was unani mously passed at the regular meet ing of the Essex County Committee of the Socialist party on Saturday evening. .June 7, 1913, and we respect fully request that you publish the same in order that this unjust de cision may be given as much pub licity as possible and thereby protect the freedom of the press. Thanking you in advance in behalf of the Socialists of Essex county, I am, yours truly, MILO C. JONES, County Secretary. The resolution adopted is as fol lows: "The conviction of Alexander Scott, editor of the Passaic Issue, a Social ist paper, strikes at fundamental lib erties. If his case is allowed to form a precedent and the law under which he is convicted is to be so interpreted and enforced, all reform movements will be suppressed and any govern mental progress rendered impossible. "This law. aimed at anarchists, who do not believe in government, Is now used to convict a Socialist who believes In democratic government. Such misuse of governmental power is in itself anarchy. "Therefore, in defense not of our own beliefs alone, but of human lib erty, we, the Essex County Commit tee of the Socialist party, call upon all who value the existence of demo cratic liberty to remove the disgrace of this conviction and the law that made It possible from the honor of New Jersey." TOlimiOT Qlne best uiay lo Ideeji cWlc em oul oP you/"gafaen u to eab ike ckcclcens. OegebabWgafcl&n sboulcL bekoed mike mofrvmg Lookout's bt 1 fote you get ub. A V Evening Star s Daily Puzzle A keeping-place for money. Annwfr to VMlmlay’i Pur.xlet Daniels. A Cautious Estimate. Sandy was an elder In the church and a truly pious man. He had an eye for beauty and a love for it, but he married Tina because he knew sho would make him an excellent wife. "I suppose Tina Is a handsome lass?” said Sandy's cousin, who met him In Glasgow not long after the marriage, and who had never seen the bride. "I ken ye’ve gu<Je taste. Sandy." “Aweel." said the bridegroom cau tiously. "she's the Lord’s handiwork, Tammas. I'm no prepared to say she's His masterpiece.” A Copper Mine. The daughter of a Chicago police man sat on the porch of a Palm j Beach hotel—having arrived at ! money—and heard several ladles tell ing how their husbands and fathers had come Into wealth. One got his in steel, another in dry goods, a third in baking powder and so on. "What did your father make his money In?" they asked the police man's daughter. "Copper," she replied.—Saturday Evening Tost. XX/ashington VV LETTER BY H. B. WALKER Star Staff Correspondent. HOPES OF REPUBLICANS Slap Bureau. Metropolitan National (lank BiiIr., WASHINGTON. June 10. Republican regulars who look to See the old full-dinncr-pail party come back Into power next year on the strength of a Democratic tariff panic are finding cause for self-con gratulation and happiness just now over internal ructions among Bull Moosers In New Jersey, Maryland, Delaware and some other states. In Maryland, especially, there is just now a lot of excitement among new' party members over the attitude of several of their leaders of last year wrho are urging fusion with the Re publican party. These leaders have been denounced and renounced by Maryland Bull Moosers generally, but there are just enough of them to give color to Republican hope and be lief that the Progressives and Re publicans may be able to get to gether for the purpose of beating the Democrats in 1916. The New Jersey situation is char acteristic of what Is going on In a number of states, where the radical and conservative wings of the Pro gressive party are In disagreement over party programs and leadership. Itoosevelt the Mngnet 'men. When Theodore Roosevelt declared for a new party last year, his im mediate following Included men and women of almost every conceivable political doctrine and affiliation. There were men of conservative vievt’S, disgusted with the rottenness of Republican machine politics, but chary of the radical tendencies of Roosevelt. There were many men who knew and cared nothing about the program or principles of the new party, but were willing to follow Roosevelt anywhere. There were men who for years had aspired to office and failed In the old parties, and who saw in the new party a possible hope of some day achieving their ambition. There were single taxers who saw in the new party a hope of heading off Socialism, and there were Socialists who believed it a chance of making Socialism come sooner. The platform was a hastily ar ranged jumble of political, social and .economic ideas representing the ideas and ideals of a committee of spe cialists. it did not work out a con nected program of changing economic conditions. It did not seek to do so. It proposed a. large number of more or less well-known and popular re forms, and a few new ones, mostly unconnected and none of them care fully worked out. Vole llehuke lo tnr i nnj. It was a party hastily collected, and a platform hastily built. There was no time for more. The four and a half million votes cast for Roose velt were, probably, not so much an indorsement of the candidate or the platfornwas a vote of rebuke and re pudiation for the Republican party, and distrust of the Democratic party. It is probably a fair statement that those who took an active part in the Bull Moose campaign last fall were fairly evenly divided, those who were for Roosevelt only because he was the Progressive candidate, and those who were Progressives because Roosevelt was the candidate. The Roosevelt men were for Roose velt because the Republican conven tion had not nominated him. The radicals were for him because he was helping to destroy the Republican party, and making possible a political realignment in which there would be a radical and a.conservative party. Excepting in presidential cam paigns, there is no national party. At least, there has been none for many years, the Socialists accepted. In other elections, parties are State, county or city organizations. Most of the issues contained in the Progres sive platform lust fall were really State issues, and most of them were hospital measures proposed for the relief of surface conditions. How the spilt First Came. So, as soon after the last campaign as the Progressives began to plan permanent organization, and the fighting of local and State battles, they began to split up into two crowds everywhere, and these two crowds, the radicals and conserva tives, are^now planning to fight it out, in New Jersey and elsewhere, to de cide w hether the Progressive party Is to become more radical or less so. Of course, they all want to win. There are some of them who are will ing to win with any kind of candi dates and any kind of a program. The real fight, however, is between the radicals, who want to raise new issues, and the conservatives, who want to keep going on the present platform and the popularity of Roose velt. Generally, the radicals want to write into the platform of the party declarations for the single tax, pub lic ownership of railroads and city utilities, and to revise the State con stitutions to provide for equal rep resentation, muhicipal home rule, initiative, referendum and recall. The conservatives want to 'soft pedal on these fundamental reforms, and are doing a lot of talking about such hos pital measures and reforms as old age and disability pensions, maxi mum hours and minimum wages, and model tenements. In Wilmington, Del., last week a radical progressive, Francis I. Du Pont, was beaten for the mayorallty by a combination of Republicans and conservative Bull Moosers, the latter calling themselves "National Progres sives." who refused to subscribe to Du Pont’s declaration for exemption of buildings from taxation and pub lic ownership of utilities. Man; shades of Opinion. What is becoming apparent every where is that the big vote polled by the Progressive ticket last year was united only on the Roosevelt candi dacy, disgust with Republican meth ods and diatrust of the Democratic party. It Is not surprising, but en tirely to be expected, that men of so many different minds and Ideals will differ now that it comes to deciding what the party la to stand for in State and local government. MDMEttm 6KlU Wn Uus day uhll befvchif lismaAon’L buy too rnanu ViaLs.and S uJs jsa don't jjlay the. /ac^s. __ I ___ r—. ■ -.-..■■■ ■ m ■ ■■■■ ■ " 1 ' " ** s ^pirp QT/^INJ A HP CI’V BY STEWART EDWARD WHITE A I I I / OAv^Al 1 A OI./V. (Copyright, 1212, The Bobbp-Merrlll Company.) SYNOPSIS OF PREVIOUS CHAPTERS Percy Darrow, a young scientist in search of a job, enters the office of Boss McCarthy, of Now York. Mc Carthy has juat been threatened by an anonymous message ordering •him to leave New York in peace and flee for Europe. McCarthy does not take the message seriously. Darrow goes up ' the elevator to try for a position with the notc'd scientist. Dr. Eldridge. Sud denly the electrical connections are cut off. None of the expert electricians called in can locate the trouble. Just as suddenly they go on again. JThe next morning McCarthy receives an other message that unless he leave New York immediately a sign will be sent him at b. Immediately at 6 the entire electrical apparatus in New ; York is cut off. The city is thrown into a panic. Percy Barrow thinks he ims a clue and engages the help of Jack Warford. a college athlete. They visit McCarthy and offer to run down the cause of the trouble. McCarthy has just received another wireless. As they go out Darrow is arrested, but he is undisturbed, because he is cer tain that another sign will appear at* 6. At this time all the town is dark and all hearing Is suspended. Under cover of this confusion Darrow escapes from jail. The town is prostrated with fear. Scientists can make nothing of it ex cept McCarthy. Darrow and Warford. The next morning Harrow and Warford go to McCarthy’s office Just as he re ceives another message. At 'this time darkness hits the Atlas building in broad daylight. Darrow explains in his own mind that some force is cutting through vibration. The noted scientist. Dr. Eldridge, is engaged to unravel the mystery and free the city. Darrow has the desire to get the credit. Mc Carthy has disappeared, but evidently has not left New York. tContinueri from Yesterday.) "Like the AtlaB build.ng," Har row smiled at her. “\Vj£ll, here's a very good exposition In words of one syllable. I'll leave you the paper. Professor, what have you concluded as to the causes?” "They are yet to be determined." "Pardon me," drawled Harrow, "they have been determined—or at least their controlling power.” "In what way, may I ask?” in quired Professor E'.dridge formally. “Very simply. By t'oe exercise of a little reason. I am going to tell you, because I want you to start fairly with me: and because you’ll know all about it in the morning, anyway.” "Your idea—the one you told us yesterday—Is to be published?” cried Helen, leaning forward with inteerst. "The basis of it will be,” replied Darrow. "Now”—he turned to El dridge—“listen carefully; I'm not go ing to indulge in mhny explanations. Malachi McCarthy, political boss of this city, has made a personal enemy of a half-crazed or at least unbal anced man, who has In some way gained a limited power over etheric and other vibrations. This power Monsieur X, as I call him—the un known—has employed in fantastic manifestations designed solely for the purpose of frightening his enemy into leaving this country.” Eldridge was listening with the keenest attention, his cold gray eyes glittering frostily behind their toric lenses. "You support your major hypothe sis. I suppose?" he demanded calmly. “By wireless massages sent from Monsieur X to McCarthy, in which he predicts or appoints in advance the exact hour at which these manifesta tions take place." "In advance, I understand you to say?" "Precisely.” "The proof is as conclusive for merely prophetic ability as for power over the phenomena.” "In fdrmal logic; not in common sense.” Eldridge reflected a moment further, removing his glasses, with the edge of which he tapped method ically the palm of his left hand. Helen had sunk back into the depths of her armchair, and was watching with immobile countenance hut vividly interested eyes the progress of the duel. "Granting for the moment your ma jor hypothesis," Eldridge stated at last, “I follow your other essential statements. The man is unbalanced because he chooses such a method of accomplishing a simple end." "Quite so." "His power is limited because it has been applied to but one manifes tation of etheric vibration at a time, and each manifestation has had a de fined duration.” Darrow' bowed. "You are the only original think-tank.” he quoted Hal lowell’s earlier remark. “You are most kind to place me in possession of these additional facts,” said Eldridge. resuming his glasses, “for naturally my conclusions, based on incomplete premises, could hardly be considered more than tentative. The happy accident of an acquaint ance with the existence of the these wireless messages and this personal enmity gave you a manifest but arti ficial advantage in the construction of your hypothesis.” “Did I not see you in the corridor of the Atlas building the day of the first electrical failure?” asked Dar row. “Certainly." “Then you had just as much to go on as I did,” drawled Darrow, half closing his eyes. The long dark lashes fell across his cheek, invest ing him in his most harmless and effeminate look. “I fall to—” “Yes, you fail, all right,” inter rupted Darrow. "You had all the strings in your hands, but you were a mile behind me in the solution of this mystery. I'll tell you why: it was for the same reason that you're going to fail a second time, now that once again I've put all the strings in your hands.” “I must confess I fail to gaher your meaning,',’ said Professor Eld ridge coldly. "It was for the same reason that always until his death you were in ferior to dear old Doctor Sehermer horn as a scientist. You are an al most perfect thinking machine.” Darrow quite deliberately lighted a cigarette, flipped a match into the grate and leaned back luxuriously. Professor Eldridge sat bolt upright, waiting. Helen Warford watched them both. "You have no humanity; you have no imagination,” stated Darrow at last. “You follow the dictates Of rigid science and of logic.” "Most certainly,” Eldridge agreed to this as to a compliment. "It takes you far,” continued Dar. row, "but not far enough. You ob serve only facts. »I also observe men. You will follow only where your facts lead; I am willing to take a leap In the dark. I’ll have,, all this matter hunted out while you are proving your first steps. "That, I understand it, is a chal lenge?" demanded Eldridge, touched in his pride of the scientific diagnos tician. "That,” said Percy Darrow blandly, "is a statement of fact." "We shall see." "Sure!” agreed Darrow. "Now the thing to do is to find Monsieur X. I don’t know whether your curiously scutellate mind has arrived at the point where it is willing to admit the existence of Monsieur X or not; but it will. The man wTio finds Monsieur X wins. Nowr, you know or can read In the morning paper every fact I have. Go to it.” Eldridge bowed formally. "There’s one other thing," went on Darrow in a more serious tone of voice. You have, of course, consid ered the logical result of this power carried to its ultimate possibility." "Certainly,” replied Eldridge cold ly. “The question is superfluous.” "It is a conclusion which many scientific minds will come to, but which will escape the general public unless the surmise is published. For the present I suggest that we use our influence to keep it out of the prints." Eldridge reflected. “You are quite right,” said he; and rose to go. After his departure Helen turned on Darrow. "Y'ou were positively insulting,” she cried, “and in my house! How could you?” “Helen," said Darrow, facing her squarely, "1 maintained rigidly all the outer forms of politeness. That is as far as I will go anywhere with that man. My statement to him is quite just; he has no humanity.” "What do you mean? Why are you so bitter?” asked Helen, a little sub dued In her anger by the young man’s evident earnestness. you never Knew Doctor scnermer horn, did you, Helen?” he asked. "The funny little old German? In deed, I did. lie was a dear!" “He was one of the greatest scientists living—and he was a dear! That goes far to explain him—a gentle, wise, chlld-like, old man— with imagination and a heaven-seek ing soul. He picked me up as a boy, and was a father to me. I was his scientific assistant until he was killed, murdered by the foulest band of pirates. Life passes; and that is long ago.” He fell silent a moment; and the girl looked on this unprecedented betrayal of feeling with eyes at once startled and sympathetic. "Doctor Schermerhorn,” went on Darrow in ills usual faintly tired, faintly cynical tone, “worked off and on for five years on a certain purely scientific discovery, the nature of which you would not understand. In conversation he told its essentials to this Eldridge. Doctor Schermerhorn led silk of a posing illness. When he Pail recovered, the discovery had been completed and given to the scientific world." "Oh!" cried Helen. “What a trick!" "So I think. The discovery was I purely theoretic and brought no par ticular fame or money to Eldridge. It was, as he looked at it, and as the doctor himself looked at it, merely carrying common knowledge to a conclusion. Perhaps it was; but I never forgave Eldridge for depriving the old man of the little satisfaction of the final proof. It is indicative of the whole man. He lacks humanity, and therefore imagination." "Still, I wish you wouldn’t be quite so bitter when I’m around," pleaded Helen, "though I love your feeling for dear old Dr. Schermerhorn.” ”1 wish yen could arrange to get out of town for a little while,” urged Darrow. "Isn't there somdone you can visit?" “Do you mean there is danger?” “There is the potentiality of dan ger," Darrow amended. "I am al most confident, if pure reason can be relied on, that when the time comes I can avert the danger.” “Almost,” said Helen. "I may have missed one of the ele ments of the case—though I do not think so. I can be practically cer tain when I telephone a man I know —or see the morning papers.” "Telephone now, then. But why ‘when .the time comes?’ Why not now?" Darrow arose to go to the tele phone. He shook his head. “Let Eldridge do his best. He has always succeeded—triumphantly. Now he will fall, and he will fail in the most spectacular, the most public way possible." v He lifted his eyes, usually so dreamy, so soft brown. Helen was startled at the lambent flash in their depths. He sauntered from the room. After a moment she heard his voice in conversation with the man he had called. "Hallowell?” he said, "good luck to , find you. Did our friend leave on the Celtic? No? Sure he didn't sneak off in disguise? I’ll trust you to think of everything. Sure! Meet me at Simmons's wireless in half an hour." Helen heard the click as he hung up the receiver. A mbment later he *’ lounged back into the room. “All right,” he said. “My job’s done." 'Done! echoed Helen in surprise. "Eeither I'm right or I’m wrorfg,’* said Darrow. “Every element of the game Is now certainly before me. If my poor reasoning is correct I shall receive certain proof of that fact t, within half an hour. If it Is wrong, then I’m away off, and Eldrtdge's methods will win if any can.” "What is the proof?” Aren’t you wildly excited? Tell me!” cried Helen. "The proof is whether or not a cer tain message has been received over a certain wireless," said Darrow. “I’ll know soon enough. But that is not r the question: can not you get out of town for a little while?” Helen surveyed him speculatively. "If there is no danger, I can see no reason for it,” she stated at length, with decision. "If there is dangef you should warn a great many others." "But if that warning might precipl- 1 tate the danger?” "Shall I go or stay?” she demanded, Ignoring the equivocation. Darrow considered. “Stay,” he decided at last. “I'll bet more than my life that I’m right.” he muttered. “Now.” he continued, a trifle more briskly, “be prepared for fireworks. Unless I’m very much mis taken this little old town is going va riously and duly to be stood on its head at odd times soon. That's the way I size it up. Don’t be frightened: don't get caught unprepared. I think we’ve had the whole hag of tricks. At almost any moment we're likely to be cut off from all elec tricity, all sound, or all light— never more than one at a time. I im agine we shall have ample warning, but perhaps not. In any case, don’t be frightened. It's harmless in it self. Better stay home nights. Tou can reassure your friends if you want to; but on no account get my name in this. If I am quoted it will do in calculable harm.” “Why not tell the public that it is harmless?" demanded Helen. "Think of the anxiety/ the accidents, the genuine terror it would save.” Darrow rose slowly to go. He walked quite deliberately over to Helen, and faced her for a moment in silence. ‘ Helen, he said, impressively, at last, "I have talked freely with you because I felt I could trust you. Be lieve me, I know the exigencies of this case better than you do; and you must obey me in what I say. I am speaking very seriously. If you allow your sympathies to act on the very limited knowledge you possess you will probably bring about incalculable harm. We walk in safety only while we stick to the path. If you try to act In any case on what your judg ment or your sympathies may advise, and without consulting me, you may cause the city, the people and all that you know or care forVo be blotted out of existence. Do you understand? Do you believe me?” “I understand; I believe you," re peated the girl, a trifle faintly. Darrow left without further cere mony. Helen stood where he had left her on the rug, staring after him, a new expression in her eyes. She had known Percy Darrow for many years. Always she had appreciated his intel lect, but deprecated what she had considered his indolence, his softness of character, his tendency to let things drift. For the first time she realized that not invariably do man ners make the man. CHAPTER XIV. The Fear of Danger. BEFORE leaving the house, Dar row summoned Jack Warford. "Come on, old bulldog,” said he.” “You’re to live wit'h me a while now. 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