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Newark Croenmg ^tar
JAMES SMITH. JR.
FOUNDED MARCH 1. 1832.
Published every afternoon, Sundays excepted, by the Newark Daily Advertiser
Publishing Company.
Entered as second-class matter, February 4, 1908, at the Newark,
„, .. N. J., under the Act of Congress of March 3, 1879.
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VOLUME LXXXII.—NO. 160. ___
FRIDAY EVENING, JULY 18, 1918.
EXTRAVAGANCE AND WASTE IN GOVERNMENT.
THE LEGISLATIVE custom at Trenton, more honored in
its breach than in its observance, of holding back the State
budget while the Legislature is about to adjourn and then
adopting it without change or discussion, is common enough in
other States. Pennsylvania is an example. The Legislature
meets every two years and appropriates for the two years. A
budget of $42,953,615 was passed just fifteen minutes before the
Legislature adjourned last month. It is the privilege of the
Governor to cut out or reduce items, and Governor Tener has
just eliminated $5,803,724 as unnecessary and extravagant. A
Governor freer from covert influences might have found at
least ten millions in the budget that didn’t belong there. The
waste of public money in the administration of Htate and mu
nicipal governments in this country would amply support gov
ernment in another large nation.
THE HITCH IN THE ARBITRATION.
IT IS the fault, of the railroad managers that the points
they have submitted in their own behalf for arbitration were
not formulated when the demands of the trainmen were under
discussion. They should not have been reserved to a late hour
after the trainmen’s representatives had received their instruc
tions from the membership of the unions, which instructions had
no reference to anything else but the demand for an increased
wage. In fairness, all matters having to do with wagep and
affecting the rights of both interests should be include^ in the
arbitration, but up to the time of agreement for arbitrat#n there
was no suggestion of anything else but the question originally
in dispute. The points raised by the railway managers may be
separately arbitrated after the main question is settled.
MR. BRYAN’S FIXED CHARGES.
MR. BRYAN falls back on bis farm and life insurance
policy as fixed charges that justify his using the government’s
time in delivering lectures for personal gain. The farm doesn’t
pay and is therefore an expense, and life policy premiums must
be paid. But Mr. Bryan has said he had saved $10,000 annually
for seventeen years, and the accumulation, with investment,
must now amount to at least $200,000, tlie interest on which at
5 per cent, is $10,000 a year. This interest aloue would be much
more than enough to meet the “fixed charges.” The public is
yet unconvinced that it is necessary for their secretary of state
to hire out his official time for private work in order to make
koth ends meet.
McCLAVE DID KNOW MULHALL.
WHEN STEPHEN WOOD M’OLAVE, now running for
Congress in the Sixth district on the Republican ticket, said in
an interview that he didn’t know Colonel Mulhall, the lobbyist,
he was not aware that that conniving individual had carefully
preserved certain documentary.evidence to show that McClave
had an intimate personal knowledge of him. In these paper*
the Republican voters of the Sixth district can see how McClave
ran his campaign in 1910 and how it was financed by the lobbyist
of special interests that had a selfish stake in the election and
would have controlled McClave’s vote in Congress if he had
been elected.
NO EXCLUSION ON ACCOUNT OF RACE.
THE EAST ORANGE school board is acting entirely with
in its proper discretion in refusing to admit to the high school
a man 21 years old. employed as a butler by a clergyman of that
city. The fact that the man happens to be a .Japanese is not
pertinent. The day schools are for minors, and age, not. race,
disqualifies him. Nor is it creditable to the clerical employer
of the .Japanese butler that he should attempt to make a race
question out of the enforcement of a necessary school regula
tion that has nothing to do with race. There is 110 exclusion of
Japanese children'from the Eust Orange public schools.
A SALVATION MISSION TO THE IDLE RICH.
FOJ{ THE past forty years the Salvation Army has been
laboring to save the souls of the poor, and now it proposes to
see if it cannot do something for the souls of the idle rich. A
contingent of Salvation workers from New York is touring the
summer resorts where the wealthy congregate. The parable of
the cgrael and the needle's eye suggests that, the religious war
riors have before them a harder task than they ever found in
the slums, and it is to be hoped that the rich idlers, if they are
found accessible, will not merely see in this mission a welcome
diversion from the monotony of their jadM existence.
THE FARMER AND HIS AUTOMOBILE.
TEN YEARS ago, when there was any gathering of New
Jersey farmers, their presence was attested by an array of ram
shackle wagons drawn up under sheds. When the State Horti
cultural Society held its annual meeting at Rancoeas, Burlington
county, this week no less than two hundred automobiles belong
ing to farmers were parked on the lawn. Agricultural pros
perity in New Jersey, as in other Ktntes, now sits behind the
steering wheel of a six-cylinder touring ear. And does not this
prosperity suggest reflections to thousands of men who struggle
along on pittances in cities and can hardly afford trolley fare?
STATE PRISONERS ON THE FARM.
A GREAT reform in the penal system of New Jersey will
begin to operate next month, when the first fifty convicts will
be transferred from the State prison at Trenton to the prison
farm in Cumberland county. The tract of one thousand acres
owned by the State will eventually be a busy scene, with hun
dreds of prisoners earning their keep in agricultural labor. It
is a genuine reformatory measure, for country life and the con
sciousness of being helpful producers will better both their
physique and their self-respect.
RETRIBUTION FOR BULGARIA.
BULGARIA HAD the sympathies of Europe and America
when the Balkan war opened less than a year ago. She has
forfeited that sympathy. Bulgarian hoggishness after Turkey
was crushed and the frightful barbarities of her troops in the
war she thrust upon her allies reveal a nation of savages utterly
faithless as friends and inhuman as enemies. Whatever of
jomance Bulgaria was invested with by the campaign against
Turkey has been stripped from her and in her defeat and
humiliation she has no sympathizers.
Ophelia's Sayings
The Story of America in Pictures
THE EXPLORERS
NO. 5—JOHN SMITH
"Learn One Thin* Every Day."
Copyright. 1013, by The Associated Newspaper School, Inc.
ARMS and feet bound with buck
skin thongs, the prisoner
showed no trace of fear. The
clear gray eyes, set in his bronzed
face, watched with apparent uncon
cern the grunting savages quit their
council and approach him with the
grin of fierce satisfaction on their
faces. Nor did ho wince when each
savage as he passed cut him with a
stinging lash. But now the last mo
ment had come. Tomahawk in hand,
the chief warrior came over to the
kneeling Englishman, while the sur
rounding warriors watched for a sign
of weakening. The hatchet was
raised; the kneeling man was in
wardly bidding farewell to the fair
world about him. Suddenly, quick as
a panther, there sprang through the
circle of Indians the chief’s daughter.
She threw herself upon the captive’s
neck and talked in her soft gutturals
fast and vehemently. Her plea was
successful, for the tomahawk was
lowered and the captive freed. Thus.
wounded on the field, captured, and
sent to Constantinople as a slave.
There a princess fell In love with him.
Fearing her mother’s vengeance
against Smith, she sent him to her
brother Timor, In Tartary. Timor,
suspecting the truth, put Irons on
him, clothed him in haircloth and
made him a slave In his harvest field.
One day the Englishman slew
Timor, put on his clothes, hid the
body, mounted his horse, and
escaped, coming at last to Germany,
where the Prince of Hungary met
him and rewarded him for his feat
against the Turks. Thence he wan
dered through Germany, France,
Spain, Morocco, and back to Eng
land.
In 1606. with three vessels and 105
men. he set out to establish a colony
in Virginia, where Raleigh’s colonies
had perished. The little fleet was
blown Into Chesapeake bay, and
finally found the James river. James
town was founded May 13, 1607. Prl
according to the oft-told story, did
Pocahontas save the life of John
Smith, captain and governor of the
colony of Virginia.
Born In 1579, John Smith was the
eldest son of a tenant farmer In Lin
colnshire, England, and early showed
a love for adventure. He made a trip
to France, became a soldier under
Henry IV. of that country, and then
went to Holland. Returning, he
erected a hut of boughs near a pretty
stream In the country, and stayed
there, reading the art of war and the
essays of Marcus Aurelius. Then
along came a man who fired his de
sire for war against the Turks. Start
ing for Rome, he was thrown Into the
sea as a heretic by the pilgrims on
board, but managed to swim to an un
inhabited island, when he was res
cued next day by a vessel bound for
Egypt. He finally reached Hungary
and entered the emperor's service
against the Turks. In the presence
of both armies, as a champion of the
Christians, he beheaded three Turks
In one day. In 1602 he was left
vatlons followed, food was scarce,
Indians menaced, sickness appeared.
Smith was everywhere, hunting,
fighting with the Indians, bartering
for food. New colonists coming, they
plotted against his life. While he
was in his boat asleep they set fire to
his powder. He was terribly burned,
and, Jumping Into the river, was
nearly drowned. He was sent home
In 1609, and never returned. When
contemplating a history of the sea,
Smith died in 1632 and was burled in
St. Sepulchre’s, London. ,
Every day a different human
Interest storv will appear In the
Evening Star. You can get a
beautiful Intaglio reproduction of
the above picture, with five oth
ers, equally attractive, 7x9 V.
Inches In size, with this week’s
"Mentor.” In "The Mentor" a well
known authority covers the sub
ject of the pictures anrl stories of
the week. Readers of the Eve
ning Star and "Tho Mentor" will
know Art, Literature. History,
Science and Travel, and own ex
quisite pictures. Or. sale at the
Newark Star office. Branford place,
and P. F. Mulligan. 927 Broad
Street. Price, fifteen cents.
Gossip of the Toilers
Miners throughout Yorkshire have
decided by 90,038 votes to 6,375 to
tender their notices to the owners If
their demands regarding the employ
ment of non-union, Its underground,
and a minimum wage for the men
ahove are not agreed to.
Prussia may soon be confronted
with a gigantic polttical strike. If the
movement which is steadily growing
In Socialistic circles crystallizes Into
action, and the threats of an at
tempt to force the government to
carry out lta promised reforms of
the election laws are carried out.
There Is a great cotton yarn mill
In Hlogo, Japan, near Kobe. The
pompariy has established schools
where the children of the employees
are admitted free of charge. There
Is a big hospital for the accommoda
tion of employees. Several resorts
of amusement are maintained for the
employees and their families.
Boot and Shoe Workers' Interna
tional Union makes claim that its
system of twen#-flve cents per week
dues saves It from the (fear of strikes
and In such emergency does away
with the necessity of calling upon
sister crafts for financial aid. High
dues also enable the union to prose
cute more successfully its campaign
for the union stamp. The boot and
shoe workers have 3160,000 in bank.
"Don’t you have strikes in your
own country?" Professor Inouye, of
Japan, was asked. "Yes, we have
them sometimes, but the Japanese
strikes are not worth mention in
comparison with those in America
and Europe. The Japanese strikes
don't last more than a few hours. In
Japan there exists a warm feeling
between employer and employee. The
employee often works overtime and
does not ask pay for it. Often an
employer gives money to his em
ployee when it is not due, because
the employee needs help.”
Evening Stars
Daily Puzzle
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NEW MEMBER HAS IDEA
Star Bureau,
Metropolitan National Bank Bldg.,
WASHINGTON, July 18.
"Can you keep a secret?” asked my
friend the new congressman, as he
backed me Into a dark corner of the
House lobby the other day. A fine,
enthusiastic little man Is the new
congressman, and working hard on
his Job. "Can you keep a secret?”
said he.
"Probably not If It’s worth writ
ing,” I admitted, "but you might try
me.”
"We’re going tb pass a bill for gov
ernment ownership of telegraphs,
maybe telephones, too,” he volun
teered excitedly. "Going to put the
postmaster-general In charge of It all,
build new lines, put In new Inven
tions, cut the rates away down so
everybody can afford to telephone
and telegraph, and make every post
offlce In the. country a telegraph of
fice and telephone central as well as
a depot for collecting and distrib
uting postal cards, letters and parcel
post packages.”
"Fine,” I said. "Tell me more.”
"Here's the Idea,” He Bays.
"Here’s the Idea,’’ he proceeded to
particularize. "The postofflce is es
tablished for the exchange and dis
semination of intelligence, transmis
sion of news, facilitation of commu
nication and all that, you know.
When it was first established In this
country of course there wasn’t any
'means of communication except by
written messages. The old system
of carrying letters was expensive. So
the postofflce was created to provide
for the carrying and delivery of let
ters at cost.
"Right,” said I, "go on.”
"The postofflce not only cut down
rates in mail matter," he went on,
"but in order that It might be suc
cessful, and that it could give
everybody in the country the game
chance for good and cheap service,
the law was made to forbid anybody
but the government to carry letters.”
“Yes,” I said, "and it also forbade
anybody else to carry any packets or
other mail matter, and provided a
big penalty,' hut the law wasn’t en
forced, and as a result the postofflce
has to keep up high rates, shows an
annual deficit and the express com
panies make big profits.”
"Just a» Necessary as Postals.”
"Why," said he, “this is the new
idea. Nowadays the telegraph and
telephone are just ns necessary and
Important means of communication
as letters and postal cards. Instead
of leaving these modern means of
communication in the hands of pri
vate monopoly and compelling the
public to pay high charges to enable
the monopolies to make big profits,
we're just going to make them part
of the postal service. Other countries
have done this and reduced the rates
very greatly. Don’t you think it will
be a good thing and fine for busi
ness?"
"Sure," I Bald, "It’s a fine scheme.
Who thought of It?”
"Well.” modestly admitted the new
congressman, t'some of us have been
talking about It for quite a little
while now, and a lot of members
are in favor of it. Wo think the
postmaster-general is in favor of it,
and some of us have talked to the
President about It. He hasn't said
definitely whether he’s for it or not,
but we think he will be, for you
know he’s always for anything that
will be good for the people."
Postmaster-General Recommended It.
"Did you know that Postmaster
General Hitchcock recommended gov
ernment ownership of telegraphs in
one of his reports?” I asked.
"Why no, I didn’t, but then of
course he didn’t mean It.” retorted
the new congressman. “How could
he? He was s Republican, and the
Republican party has been for the
trusts and monopolies, hasn’t it?”
“Usually," I admitted, “and then
Hitchcock only put it In his report
one year, and not the next year. Rut
did you know that the first tele
graph line built, between Washington
And Ralt'imore, was built by a con
gressional appropriation, and that
Cave Johnson, the postmaster-general
at the time, made a mighty howl
when Congress sold the lino and the
telegraph privilege to a company a
few years later?”
"No, I didn’t know that,” admitted
the new congressman, “but that's
only another good argument for buy
ing the lines back nofr, isn’t it?"
"Maybe so," said I, "and how are
you going to buy them hack?"
"Why," said the new congressman,
“we’ll just pass a law taking them
over and letting the Interstate Com
merce Commission or somebody else
decide what we should pay for them.”
"Before or after you take them
over?” I queried.
"Wouldn’t Be Fair to ldnes!"
"Oh, before, of course," explained
the new congressman. "It wouldn't
be fair to take the lines until we’d
paid for them, would it?"
"I don’t know," I said, “but I do
know that Great Britain took over the
telephone lines without even talking
about price, and fixed the price after
wards. How long do you think it
would take to agree on a price if you
started to do it before you took over
the lines?"
“Oh, maybe a year or two," sug
gested the new congressman.
"What's your guess?"
"Anywhere from twenty to thirty
years before you get through in all
the courts,” I guessed.
■'You’re a pessimist," declared the
new congressman
"Whatever that is,” I quibbled.
"I've been called worse names. Some
people have called me a Sollalist, but
al the other Socialists object."
"How Else?” Aoko N. C. *
“How else could we d0 it?" asked
the new congressman. ,
‘You might offer the companies a
fair price, and If they refused it
start In and build new lines," I sug
gested. "That would probably be
cheaper In the long run, anyway.”
■‘I hadn’t thought of it," said the
new congressman, "but don't print
anything about it yet, will you?"
“Why not?" said l.
“We’re not ready to tell our plans
yet," said he.
"That Is, you’re Just going to spring
it on the country as a pleasant sur
prise?" I suggested.
“That’s the Idea,” said the new
congressman.
Out of Date.
“I asked her to dance but she re
fused."
■’Why?”
"She said she did not do this week’s
1 dances.”
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SYNOPSIS OF PREVIOUS CHAPTERS
A cry of “Murder,” a wild scramble
—-lights—the discovery that Captain;
Hanska had been killed. That is what j
followed Bobby North’s drunken ar- j
to Mrs. Moore’s boarding-house.
When feeling his way up the stairs
he had seen a sparkle as of a jewel,
*nd. •tooping to pick it up, found his
hand In something warm and sticky— j
blood. Then it was that he had cried
out in terror.
' Arrived at the terrible scene, the
boarders all could account for them
selves except North, the unfortunate
discoverer. There had been four
visitors that evening—two “gentle
men friends” of the stenographer’s, ;
who had sung in the parlor the en- ;
tire evening—Estrilla, the'Spaniard,
who had visited his sister, an invalid,
on the third floor, and Lawrence
vv ade. who had called to see Captain
Hanska.
He had colled several times before,
but this time he had a hag, and some
one remembered of hearing sounds as
of a quarrel coming from Jlunska’s
room. Everything seemed to point to
Wade’s guilt, it being the more suspi
cious as he was taken by the police as
he was boarding a boat for Liverpool.
During the excitement a woman dressed
for the opera bad appeared in the
crowd about the house and, forcing her
way in. had taken charge of things be
fore anyone realized It. As the house
was to be sealed until after the inquest,
she told him her name, Rosalie Le
Grunge, and that she had Just opened a
boarding-house across the street and
took them all over with her.
Rosalie Le Grange, ex-trance medium,
had given up the practise of her profes
sion since coming into a fortune.
Having been present when Mrs. Ilan
Bka, accompanied by her friend, Betsy
Barbara, tells Inspector McGee, an old
friend of Rosalie’s, whom she had
helped on soverui cases, her story, she
determines to vindicate Mrs. Hanska’s
story, implicates him all the more,
for she was trying to get a divorce
from Hanska. Wade was her lawyer,
whom, she confessed, was in love with
her.
Rosalie works secretly, not even
telling McGee her plans. Searching
the house for a clue, she finds a red
shoebutton on the fire-escape which
leads from the third floor by Miss
Estrilla's rooms to Hanska’s, and
among Miss Estrilla’s clothing red
shoes with one button missing. With
the aid of detectives the real name of
the Estrillas is found—Perez—and de
tails of their early life. Through
spiritualism she starts *o solve the
mystery. She hears a remarkable
revelation regarding the fate of Cap
tain Hanska.
(Continued from Yesterday.)
But now the shade of a suspicion
fleshed across Betsy-Barbara's face.
Rosalie caught It and formed her an
swer mentally before her pretty Juror
spoke.
"Suppose.” said Betsy-Barbara—"I
beg your pardon, Mrs. Le Grange,
but one must watch everything in a
time like this—suppose you were
working for the other side?”
"In case you ever found that out,”
said Rosalie, ”your. oath is all off.
Goodness me!"—and now her own
emotion was real—“do I look like a
traitor or anything of that sort?
Haven't I helped Mrs. Hanska every
way I could? You're a woman, Betsy
Barbara, an' you know me by this
time. Am I that kind?”
"No,” replied Betsy-Barbara. "You
are not.” And with an air of pretty
solemnity, she swore It.
“If I was a man,” said Rosalie
Le Grange, “I could just eat you up
when you look that way. Now we're
goin’ straight to business. It is a
quarter of ten. Has Mrs. Hanska
any date today?"
“She was going to her lawyer’s at
11 o'clock.”
"Let. her do that; but first you're to
see her and tell her that she mustn't
come home afterwards. Let her go
anywhere except home. An’ after
you’ve done what I want you to to,
you’ll meet her somewhere and take
her to dinner at—at the Hotel Ham
blen. That’s a respectable out-of-the
way place. Got that?”
“Yes.”
"Then after you’ve seen Mrs.
Hanska, you’ll rest a while. And at
2:30, sharp, you’re to be waiting by
the Carlisle Trust building. It's got
only one entrance, which is lucky.
And you can hardly miss.”
"For—him?”
"For Mr. Estrilla. This is no time
to make any bones of anythin'. He’s
crazy over you. He has an engage
ment there for. 2:30. Let him go In.
He probably won’t stay there more
than fifteen minutes. You’re to meet
him at the front of the elevator.
You’re to—encourage him—you know.
If he asks you to take a walk, which
he probably will, you accept, and
start him toward the park. This Is
the point. At 5 o'clock, sharp, you’re
to have him fakin' tea with you in
the Park Casino—you know where
that is, don't you? An' you're
not to leave him until half-past
five, Probably I’ll be there long
before that—your job you under
stand lies to deliver him to me—that's
what all this is for, mostly. Then
you're to meet Constance—Mrs. Han
ska—as I told you. Walt a minute—”
Rosalie paused, frozen immobile on
the birth of a new thought—"have
her pack a suit case and take it
with her. You two register at the
Hotel Hamblen an' stay there to
night—stay right there until you hear
from me. Got all that? Well, repeat
it after me.”
Retsy-Barbara repeated it slowly.
“But how can 1 get Mm to tea if
he doesn't ask me?" she objected.
"Where T was raised, a young
woman possin’ a soda fountain with
a young man, never went thirsty un
less she wanted to. Get him in if you
have to Invite him yourself. I know
you, Betsy-Barbara. But don't you
be yourself today. L#et him make love
as hard as he wants—just this once.”
The door rattled; Tommy North
was back.
“Mr. North,” said Rosalie, “I'm bor
rowin' your office help for the day.
We want you to do somethin' for
us. You don’t understand now, but
you will. Don’t you go near my house
until tomorrow—you sleep out tonight
an’ breakfast out tomorrow. I can
give you a rebate If you demand it,”
she pursued, dimpling on him.
“All right, take it out of that first
week's board you stung me so hard
for," laughed Tommy North. Then
his eyes sought Betsy-Barbara’s with
a troubled look. “What's the an
swer?” he asked.
"There’s no answer,” said Rosalie
Le Grange; "not just at present. Ex
cept you’ll be glad you did it—an’
I’ll explain some day myself. Go
where you want tonight. Only don’t
get drunk.”
"Oh, he won't do that, of course!”
put in Betsy-Barbara.
Which defensive assurance quite re
stored the spirits of Tommy North,
and the smile came back to his face.
"But promise us one thing—you will
never say a word to anybody about
this,” put in Rosalie.
"I promise." said Tommy, as sol
emnly as he could, considering that
his heart danced. She had taken up
the cudgels for him!
Out in the hall Rosalie remarked:
“You can trust quite a lot of peo
ple with a secret if you pick the
right ones. Now we must be gettln'
on.”
But Betsy-Barbara’s curiosity made
one flnal struggle.
"Oh, Mrs. Re Grange, is Mr. Wade
to be proved innocent? May I tell
Constance that?”
“You can tell her nothing—under
stand? Just nothing. But probably
he is. Just the same!”
"When will we know?” asked
Betsy-Barbara.
“You may know somethin' tomor
row If you’re a good girl an’ do just
as I've told you.”
"From the morning papers?”
"Well, I certainly hope not!” said
Rosalie Re Grange.
They parted at the corner. No
sooner had Betsy-Barbara taken a
Fifth avenue stage and started on her
puzzling journey of intrigue than Ro
salie called a taxicab and set her
course for the east side docks of
lower Manhattan.
Here we must introduce a new
character in this story, a person who
flashes in and out as people are ever
flashing in and out of our lives, bear
ing service in their hands. At this
point also appears—though ever so
slightly—the element of coincidence.
Ruck had entered a little into these
operations of Rosalie Re Grange, as
it enters, to an extent that a novelist
never dares admit, into all chains of
human affairs. This final stroke of
luck was small, but it fell toward
Rosalie's ends. Doubtless had it
failed, she, the fertile, would have
found another plan as good.
The new character, then, 13 Skipper
Matt Baldwin, of the schooner Maud,
engaged in the coastwise lumber
trade. The Maud is lying at the dock,
preparing to sail for Halifax on the
morrow with a return cargo. JA bat
tered and pleasant old man the Skip
per Baldwin, with an eagle profile
which denotes courage and a soft eye
which indicates his gullibility. He
tossed a life long on the seven seas
before he bought the Maud and set
tled down for the rest of his days to
coasting. He was a widower of long
and affectionate memory; because of
that and because of his searchings of
the spirit on lonely voyages he be
came a believer In spiritualism of
the kind which Rosalie Re
Grange used to practise. Rosa
lie was his favorite medium
— and his friend. Between voy
ages, whenever he found her in New
York, .he used to visit her and re
ceive a consolation which was false
In detail and yet true in spirit. To
the general, there are only two ways
of looking at a professional medium—
as a hell-born fraud or a heaven
sent friend. To him, she was all a
friend. There was nothing, he ‘old
her again and again, that lie would
not do for for her. She believed
that; and her beliefs In the heights
and depths of humility seldom went
wrong. Toward the schooner Maud
she was now driving her taxicab.
The piece of luck was this; at the
very moment when the taxicab
rounded the corner from'Wall street
and the driver began to inqu're for
Pier 16V4. Captain Baldwin was as
near to profanity as his convictions
allowed. As for the mate, he bad
no convictions which prevented him
from expressing himself to the limits
of his vocabulary, over that unlucky
accident. that tumble into the
hatches, which had sent a newly
signed Italian member of the crew
to Bellevue Hospital nursing a
broken arm. With all the heaven
condemned thnigs they had to do be
fore the Improper old scow could be
cleared in the morning, how the sin
and sulphur (the mate Inquired of
the bright air) were they going to dig
up another sailor to satisfy the port
regulations? The skipper, braiding
rope, returned no answer, for answer
there was none.
CHAPTER XVII.
The Lwt Seance.
Fortunately for her plans,
only three of _ Rosalie Le
Grange's regular boarders ever
tame home to luncheon—Constance,
Betsy-Barbara and Professor Noll.
Of these two were disposed of for the
day. Professor Noll, reporting In the
dining-room at 12:30 sharp—regular
meals at regular hours was a canon
of the Noll scientific plan—found
three strangers already placed and
eating. Two young men, powerful
and slow-moving, sat at either sid%
of the hostess. At the other end of
the table, in Miss Harding's accus
tomed seat, was a matronly woman,
gray-haired but alert of motion and
eye.
“Mr. Kennedy—Mr. Hunter—Mrs.
Leary—I want to introduce Professor
Noll. The professor is one of my
regular boarders This lady and these
gentlemen are transients; they’ll be
with us Just a few days," said Ros
alie Le Grange. The two men nodded
and fell to their luncheon, of which
they consumed vast quantities. Mrs.
Leary, however, smiled upon him an
experienced smile.
"Mrs. Leary,” pursued Rosalie Le
Grange, “has got some foreign views
I’m sure you’d like to see. You
won’t be droppin’ in this afternoon,
will you?"
“No,” said Professor Noll, "sorry,
I’m making up the paper today. I
won't get home until just before my
dinner. My habit,” he added, ad
dressing Mrs. Leary, "always to dine
Just at 7. Not that the hour of 7 or
any other hour makes a difference
in the absolute. It is regularity that
counts—mathematical regularity. The
human intestinal system is a ma
chine, admirable, well-balanced, nice
ly calculated to its uses. Now the
minute study of scientific manage
ment has proved that a machine—”
And so Professor Noll, having mount
ed his hobby, rode blithely away upon
it, and Mrs. Leary, with all the
ready tact of the experienced police
matron that she was, vaulted to the
pommel and rode with him. Rosalie
had learned all she wanted to know.
Professor Noll would not trouble her
again that afternoon.
As Professor Noll, still talking diet
to Mrs. Leary, put on his overcoat,
Rosalie sought the kitchen. She ad
dressed Mrs. Moore, the cook and the
waitress, all busy stacking up the
soiled dishes.
“I’ve got a little surprise for you
girls,” she said. “A gentleman friend
of minp who sings in the chorus of
the laughing Lass sent me three
seats for the professional matinee to
day. But this morning two people
I was goin' to take, telephoned they
couldn’t come on account of sickness
in the family. Now this Mrs. Leary
shows up—she's an old friend an"
she positively hates music. Just this
once, I'm goin' to give you an after
noon off an' let you leave the dishes.
Mrs. Leary an’ I will do them. She’s
been livin’ in hotels that long she's
Just hungry for housework, she
says. Strikes you kind of funny,
don't it, that anybody’d rather wash
dishes than go to a matinee?”
(To Be Continued Tomorrow.)
I PEOPLE’S I
r ROSTRUM
Why Don't Lawyer* P».v Clerks?
To the Editor of the Evening Star:
Sir—There is a certain class of em
ployers in this city, and in all others,
who especially should pay attention
to this article. These are lawyers,
and because of their position, is it
right for them to require the services
of young men without paying them,
telling them they are "learning.”
True, they are! But even a cobblei
a tailor, is paid while learning his
trade! Yet, the men who lead their
respective communities, men who
fully represent them, pay their em
ployees, some of whom practically
carry or. all their business, only a pit
iful salary.
They learn, it is true, but do they
not accomplish this only by their own
private push, the new curriculum be
ing very soon learned?
The writer knows of a certain
young man who has been in the em
ploy of a lawyer two years. He Is
ready to enter the law school. H6
does everything in the office except
plead a case, searching, serving and
what not is all done by him. His em
ployer appears in court only when
there is a case to be tided, and this
young man receives $4 a week! Be
cause he's "learning"'
I hope this letter will not be dis
carded by you: it may sound too
harsh; hut it contains the truth. It
is a shame that such a thing should
so long have existed, and I hope that
your readers will fully consider these
facts. Yours, CLERK. |
July 17, 1913. , .
Inconsistency in the insurable man
Shows Up wh° kn°w? how va|
Q+^nnfTPct uab,e L,fe Insurance
strongest is antj COmmends it,
but fails to carry
any. It is folly to
neglect Life Insur
ance.
*
FORREST F. DRYDEN, President

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