Tlnxrsday, Auprgst 11, 1921
Che Adventure of the Beryl Coronet
THE BRIDGEPORT TIMES
By STB ARTHUR CONAN DOTLK
Copyright 1921, by Harper & Bro. Published by special arrangement
with The McClure Newspaper Syndicate..
"Now, Mr. Holder," said Holmes,
"here is the corner which correspond
to that which has been so unfortu
nately lost. Might I beg that you
will break it oft."
The banker recoiled in horror. "I
ould not dream of trying," said tie.
-Then I will." Holmes suddenly
bent his strength upon it, but with
out result. "I feel it give little,"
atd he; "but, though I am eacception
ti strong in the fingers, it would
feft.Ee me all my time to break it. An
ordinary man could not do it. Now,
what do you thin would happen if
t did break, Mr. Holder? There
ould be a noise like a pistol shot,
too you Cell me that all this happened
within a few yards of your bed, and
that yon heard nothing of it?"
"I do not know what to think. It
i all dark to me."
"""Sat perhaps it may grow lighter
as we go. "What do you think. Miss
"I confess that I etill share my
"?our son had no shoes or slippers
on when you saw him?"
"He had nothing on save only his
"Thank you. We have certainly
b-c-en favored with extraordinary luck
duting this inquiry, and it will be en
tirely our own fault if we do not suc
ceed in clearing the matter up. With
your permission, Mr. Holder, I shall
now continue my investigations outside."
He went alone, at his own request,
for he explained that any unneces
sary footmarks might make his task
more difficult. For an hour or more
he was at work, returning at last
with his feet heavy with snow and
hip features as inscrutable as ever.
"I think thai I have seen now all
that there is to see, Mr. Holder," said
he. "I can serve you best by return
ing to my rooms."
"But the gems, Mr. Holmes. Where
"I cannot tell."
The banker wrung his hands. "I
shall never see them again!" he cried.
"And my son? You give me hopes?"
"My opinion is in np way altered."
"Then, for God's sake, what was
this dark business which was acted
in my house last night?"
"If you can call upon me 'at my
Baker Street rooms tomorrow morn
ing between niiw and ten I shall e
hanpy to do at I can to make it
clearer. I understand that .you give
no carte blanche to act for you, pro
vided only that I get back the gems,
and that you place no limit on the
sum I may draw." ,
"I would give my fortune to have
"Very good. I shall look into the
matter between this and then. Good
bye: it is just possible that I may
have to come over here again before
Tomorrow The Adventure of the
Beryl Coronet, continued.
When A Girl
By ANN LISLE.
"Oh, how wonderful of your hus
band to remember .the thing Uncle
enjoys most in the world!" cried
Irma Warren with great delight.
"Not many young men' would be so
"I didn't even know my husband
played chess," I replied carelessly. "I
knew he liked cards"
Mrs. Hill put her blue-veined old
hand over mine gently as if she felt
the bitterness that was creeping into
"None of us know all about the
people we love most," she said nt-
I looked at her in amazement.
Either she was a witch or the nerv
ousness to which I always fall prei'
when I see Jim crouching over a ta
ble in the posture he takes fon. all
games betrays itself clearly. I gath
ered my faculties for a laughing re
joinder: "I suppose, then, you don't know
all about your, "Sunny" even to
day?" . ...
"He surprises me every day with
new kindness, new thoughtfulness,'
replied the old lady gravely, and
turning her faded blue eyes from me
to Irma Warren, she said, "My dear,
vou were telling me that you loved
iinens. I'd be happy to show you
those my boy just bought for me.
Will you come Mrs. Harrison, or are
you going to give Sonny the little
tete-a-tete I -think he's longing for?
"IU stav and cha-t with Tom" I
said, wondering why some people I
knew couldn't have some of this- old
' lady's graciousness in arranging
things to suit herself without hurting
anyone else. i
"There go the two sweetest girls
In the world." remarked Tom, com
ing and sitting next to me. "And
the way thev cotton to each other
is great. The only thing I've ever
een to equal it is Jim and the old
gentleman. Jimmie sure has a way
with him." . ,
"Jim has charm." I said gravely.
'Mv friends all take him on sight. I
wish I had the same happy faculty
of making good with him." .
"Ton made good with me all right
on sight," said Tom.
"Are vou flirting with me? I ask
ed refusing to take fright as once I
had done at the slightest scrund ot
h'rHen meaninsr in Tom's voice.
"I'm done with flirting," said Tom
in a tone that sounded like a vow.
Then he jerked himself around to
something els. "Anne. I told you once
long ago that I am your friend. More
and more I see I really meant that
and deeply. You've brought a lot
into my life. I owe you more than
I can repay. Will you think I'm mak
ing a bum return if I take a high dive
right into the middle of your private
"Dive in." I replied unsuspiciously.
"It's about Pat Dalton. He's a
darn good friend of mine always
was. Sometimes I think it was his
friendship for me that helped get him
in wrong with the haughty Virginia
. J'd rather not tell the story if
you'll 3ust take it for granted. Will
you?" -j, ., .
"I haven't the least idea I be
gan, but Tom waved his hand in a
large gesture which he seemed to
think covered the case.
"Oh, the usual thing where a couple
of wild young devils of our stripe
were concerned. Well. I've changed.
Completely. And finding out what the
right sort of woman can mean to a
chap, I feel darn sorry for poor old
Pat. But I trust him. Think he's
man enough to come out top-whole in
the end, however. It's another mat
ter that worries me."
His tone was heavy with meaning.
"What worries you?" I asked, with
a sudden gladness that chess was as
completely absorbing to Jim and Mr.
Haldane as linens seemed to be to
Mrs. Hill and Irma.
"What worries me is Sheldon
Blake," replied Tom. "Shelly's a wild
'un. And I see him travelling all his
well-worn paths wi: Virginia."
SALE OF TOY
Shanghai, Aug. 11 Sale of toy pis
t tols in the International Settlement
of Shanghai has been stopped the
police to check armed robberies by
In investigating attacks on Chinese
households the Shanghai police dis
covered that intruders, unable to pur
chase arms, had equipped themselves
with toy pistols manufactured to re
semble automatic revolvers and had
found them sufficient to terrorize
New York, Aug. Cooperative
coal mining is gaining favor among
Hungarian miners in the United
States. Several large enterprises in
the bituminous fields are now being
operated by them.
The Foreign Language Information
Service here in making public this
fact that the Himler Coal Company,
of Himlervllle, W. Va., is the largest
of these cooperative mining concerns
and that it is owned and controllrfl ay
its 1,400 Hungarian workers.
These miners are receiving good
wages, it was stated, and are also
sharing in the profits of the enter
prise, which they financed at a cost
of $500,000. They are planning to
raise $2,000,000 to obtain control of
additional coal land and workii:s.
The cooperative company was
founded by Martin Himler, an experi
enced Hungarian coal miner, who
came into West Virginia and estab
lished a small newspaper about two
years ago. The company has now
built the entire town of Himlerville.
There it maintains a bank and pub
lishes a weekly paper in the Hungar
ian language, the Magyar Banfaszlap
(Hungarian Miners' Journal.) It al
so recently built a power house to
supply homes of the miners with
The governors of Kentotky and
West Virginia are said to have com
mended the company and its promoter
for the rection of a railroad bridge
connecting Himlerville with Kermit,
Ky. Across this structure the com
pany is operating its own transporta
tion. The bridge has also made it pos
sible for the Norfolk & Western Kail
road to make the mining town a reg
Although the workings of the co
operative company ire located in the
lower Tug river district where there
has been considerable labor trouble,
the Hungarian miners have been
steadily working with no fear jof
strikes. The company stockholders
at a recent meetiDg invited public in
spection of their books, mines and
Another similar enterprise, the
Nebo American Coal Company, bas
been incorporated in Kentucky, with
a capital of $240,000, all owned by
the workers themselves.
FAMINE SWEPT RUSSIA SCENE OF TERROR AS STARVING THOUSANDS REVOLT.
Moscow has become terror stricken with, the news that thousands of half famished neasanta from
surrounding territory are making a drive toward tha city, driving everything before them. According to
the Bolshevik Minister of Foreign Affairs, the famine conditions in the Volga provinces is very serious. '
Ten. million peasants are dying from starvation, according to reports disclosed. The photograph shows
women that )ive been forced to labor nnder the Soviet rule in Russia.
ROTHSTEIN, ERSTWHILE NEWSPAPER
MAN, HAKES HIMSELF "BOSS" OF
PERSIA-AIMS TO INJURE ENGLAND
Honolulu, T. H., Aug. 11 iFoolish
policies of Japanese bureaucrats and
militarists have led to a general mis
understanding of the Japanese peo
ple as a whole, according to Prof.
G. Muko, prominent educator of Ja
pan. He leads a movement to sub
stitute Roman letters for the Jap
anese idiographs. Prof. Muko was
here recently on his way home to
Japan from the United States.
"We Japanese must change our at
titude towards the Far Eastern coun
tries." Prof. Muko said. e must
return Shan Tung to cnina ana we
will do it, I hope."
What is believed to be the longest
continuous canoe voyage ever made
was recently completed by a man who
traveled 8,000 miles in that manner.
Using the paddle alone in a 17-foot
canoe, he left Chicago. October 11,
1919. followed the Mississippi to New
Orleans, then the Gulf Coast around
Florida and the Atlantic Coast north
to New York, arriving June 2o.
By NEWTON C. PARKE,
International News Service Staff Cor
respondent. London, Aug. Nicholas Roth
stein, one-time ijondon newspaper
man, is the new "boss" or .Persia.
according to information received
Sent to Teheran on a special mis
sion by the Soviet Government, Roth
stein trraduallv worked hisi way into
the good graces of the fat boy Shah
and the Minister, made a aisuncx
hit with the Persian people and now
possesses such political power that
he is planning to set up a Bolshevik
Rothstein was a British subject.
Before the war he was noted for his
radical writines. and he frequently
said things that greatly displeased
the British Government. But ne was
so keen and wide awake that when
the war broke out he was placed in
one of the intelligence branches ot
the War Office, where he gained an
insight into governmental activities.
When Lenino and Trotzky seized
the reins of power the former news
paperman became an avowed Bol
shevist. Afterr the IJtvinoff mission
was expelled from England he played
the part of unofficial Soviet Ambas
sador and was the connecting link
between the Moscow Government
and English Communists.
His propagandist activities led the
British Government to revoke his
naturaJization papers, and he was
about to be deported when the Kras
sin mission reached London. Roth
stein quickly attached himself to the
mission and thvs obtained immunity.
He returned to Russia, with Krassln,
aboard a British destroyer, but it
was alleged that he attempted tc
convert British sailors to the Bol
shevik cause, and the 'Government
refused to permit him to return.
Lenine placed Rothstein ' in the
Foreign Office at Moscow. Accord
ing to word Teceid here, he ask.ed
to be sent to Teheran ,arguing that
his -special knowledge of British af
fairs in Persia peculiarly fitted him
for the task of wiping- out British in
fluence at the Shah's capital and
converting the country to Bolshev
ism. Arriving at Teheran, he speedily
won favor with the Shah and his
court by showering them with costly
presents and all kinds of attentions.
He made a gerat hit with the people
bv inviting them to make themselves
at home in the beautiful gardens of
the Russian Embassy.
Within a few weks Rothstein had
organized a propaganda service and
was dictating policies of Persian
newspapers. He obtained the sup
port of nomad tribes by liberal ex
penditure of Moscow money. Now
he is reported to be preparing a new
coup the setting up of a Bolshevist
Ministry that will revoke all the con
cessions previously granted to Britain.
AFTER WARSAW, CHICAGO LEADS IN
LARGE NUMBER OF POLISH RESIDENTS
Chicago, Aug. - Chicago i3 the
second Polish city In the wortd, ac
cording to census figures of foreign
born population made public by the
There is a total of 137,611 persons
of Polish birth in Chicago, according
to the census figures, but church rec
ords show that the Polish population
of the city, including those born in
America of Polish parents, is in ex
cess of 275,000, Polish leaders de
clare. Warsaw is the only city with
a greater Polish population, it is
Chicago's total foreign-born popu
lation is placed at 805,482, divided as
follows: Germans, 112,288; Russians,
102,005; Italians, 60,215; Swedes, 58,-
563; Irish, B6,78; Czecho-Slovaks,
50,302; English, 24,4 20; Norwegians,
20,481; Austrians, 30,491; Hungar
ians, 28,106, and Canadians, 26,054.
Those nationalities with less than
9i aaa nnnlaiinn are not listed.
In Chicago is the largest congrega
tion of Polish-speaking people in mp
world, namely St. Stanislaus church,
according to Polish leaders.
MRS. CHICAGO UP IN ARMS OVER BILL
AIMING TO PUNISH WOMEN SMOKERS
(Bv International News Service)
Chicago, Aug. x.. Chicago women
would like to see any old man take
their smokes away from them!
They are up in arms over ithe pro
posed national legislation prohibiting
smoking "by female persons." Not
that they care so much about their
violet-scented cigarettes, not at all.
It's the principle of the thing.
"Men make laws that infringe upon
Oiii: liberty as a sex? Indeed not! It
is ridiculous for them to think of it!"
Thus protests Mrs. Chicago.
One woman says: "It is absurd for
mn to try to regulate the habits ot
women. They ought to be ashamed
of themselves for not being hard at
work on something more serious and
more important. Smoking is a mat
ter of personal taste and it is not im
portant enough to make legislation
"It would be a shameful thing for
men to make a law of that kind,"
says another Chicago woman. "I
am glad Miss Alice Robertson, the
woman member of Congress, indicat
ed she was not friendly to the meas
ure. . Women will not stand for that
sort of high-handed legislation in a
matter that concerns them."
The bill to prohibit smoking on the
part of women ws submitted by Rep
resentative Johnson of Mississippi. It
would provide a fine for women who
smoke and for proprietors who failed
to enforce the ban.
Clearance of Women's
AIM TO BUILD
Pittsburgh, Aug. 11 Two thousand
new houses for the Pittsburgh dis
trict within the next year is the aim
of the housing corporation of the
Pittsburgh Chamber of Commerce
formed to better the acute rent and
home situation here.
Cheap money, construction at about
one-half the usual cost, and expert
supervision without charge are lead
ing features of the plan. It has so
appealed to the public that scores of
building applications have been filed.
The movement is for civic better
ment, without profit to the corpora
tion. Its officers are giving their time
and business experience without hope
of financial reward. Bankers, build
ers and material dealers have fallen
into line. The result has been that
money for construction is available at
the legal rate of six per cent, with
out bonus, materials are being pro-
viaea. at little more than cost, and
some 7,000 lots have been listed as
available sites for dwellings.
The corporation has no money, nor
does it assume any obligations. On
the other hand it insists that every
house be financed before work is
started, but it helps in the financing.
It demands that each prospective
builder shall have not less than 20
per cent, of the total cost. Then it
tells him where he can get a first
mortgage for 60 pec cent., and if
necessary, it puts him in .tojich with
an institution that will take a second
mortgage for the remaining 20 per
"This plan is primarily to help
those living on moderate salaries and
incomes who have, been hardest hit
by the shortage of houses and the
consequent high rents," A. W. Thomp
son, president of the corporation,
"With this in mind we have set out
to build modest, substantial and com
fortable' homes at low cost. These
houses will have all the conveniences
and necessities. They will be good
to look upon, but they will not be
ihowy, and best of all they will be
worth every cent invested in them.
"We are simply applying to the
man who wants a home the methods
by which mass production has been
successful, and giving him the bene
fit of the saving in costs."
Applications for houses are group
ed into blocks of ten or more, to get
the beneAt of heavy buying and con
The corporation has 11 basic plans
and - will build houses of four, five,
six and seven rooms, at a cost of
from $750 to $1,000 a room. From
these basic plans a limited number
of other designs can be evolved. The
plans are regarded as the best possi
ble for this community.
Employes of a leading newspaper
soon filled a club and decided to lo
cate their colony in the South Hills
district, while a large party of Uni
versity of Pittsburgh professors took
up the question of building on land
near the University. Neighbors liv
ing in flats and apartments in the
congested residence sections have
also approved the plan by forming
neighborhood clufbs. A number of
manufacturing companies have taken
up with the corporation the idea of
providing houses to sell to their em
ployes at cost.
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Misses. " V
General clearance before- iirventoiTSsf all the
odds and ends of summer frocks from better
groups. Wonderful values in this little sale ar
ranged for the week-end. All priced at $5. '
Good quality vest or bo
dice with silk top and fine
niercerized lisle bottom.
White or flesh.
Week-End Special ?
Flaxon Vests V
Shadow striped Flaxon
vests in white, pink or la
vender. Ribbon straps. '
$1.69 & $2.25
Prettily trimmed with lace. -
A sick soldier was carried by air
ambulance from Forks, in the Olym
pic peninsula of Washington, to Camp
Lewis for treatment, in one day. The
aviator traveled above a cloud blanket
on a course of 150 miles, on a day
too cloudy for flying over the forests
GEYSER ACTIVE AGAIN.
Tellowstone National Park, Aug.
11. Valentine geyser has ended a
two year vacation.
It now spouts twice weekly in the
Norris geyser basin,, according to N.
P. Skinner, park naturalist, who has
recently completed an investigation
of its acCtrity.
TENTH ANNUAJj CONVENTION.
Seattle. Wash..' Aug. 11. Port offi
cials and waterway men from the
United States and Canada will gather
here Oct. 11 to 14 for the tenth an
nual convention of the American As
cociation of Port Authorities. On
adjournment delegates axe invited to
attend a four day meeting of the Pa
cific Coast Association of Port Au
thorities at Vancouver, B. C.
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Paris, Aug. 11 The latest war
reminiscences to be printed are those
of the "chef" who presided over the
destinies of the French General Staff
during the Battle of the Marne and
who prepared the simple but abun
dant menu that Marshal, then Gen
eral, Joffre sat down to at very ir
If the chef's culinary accomplish
ments were not superior to his liter
ary talent then one pities poor Gen
eral Joffre and it must have been a
relief to the Commander-in-chief to
leave the mess table and return, to
the battle line.
"During the Battle of the Marne"
says the chef, "the General put away
enough food to feed three ordinary
men." Then he adds naively: "I
hope. Monsieur le Marechal won't
mind, what I say about the General."
One of the most amusing inci
dents related by the chef is that on
September 12, when it became clear
that the enemy was in full flight
northward and that the battle was
won, congratulations were in order
and he received instructions that the
menu for dinner should be as much
of a banquet as his raw material
Just as the meal was about to be
completed a .British automobile came
up to headquarters with a basket of
champagne as a token of congratula
tion to the French staff. It came
from a British unit -'in liasion." The
chef was just getting ready to serve
it when he no-ted that the bottles
bore a German mark and he inform
ed the officer of the fact. That
worthy forbade him to serve the
champagne to the staff and ordered
him to throw the bottles away. "We
did," says the chef, "but only the
next morning, and 'they were empty."
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ENTIRE NEW BILL
Another Great Vaudeville
Show All "BIG TIME"
Everybody is talking aibout the ex
cellence of Poll performances. The
show just close! was the talk of the
Another corking vaudeville show
opens today with Black Face Eddie
Ross the big attraction. Ross is so
funny that he must have been born
laughing; he is so utterly facetious.
Poll's added attraction Is Dancers
Supreme, a dancing novelty of ex
cellence featuring Elya and Gordon.
'The Love Lawyer" with Lew Sey
mour and his types is a promising
offering. Howard and Norwood sing
and talk. Sheldon and Sheldon and
Pathe News open the show.
The "See My Lawyer," a comedy
with T. Roy Barnes will be the fea
ture picture attraction. This is a
film adaptation of the famous play by
the same name with the original
comedian playing the leading role.
Barnes is one of America's greatest
Friday will be amateur night and
next Tuesday night another Poli in
novation will stir Bridgeport theatre
goers. A Frisco contest with local
jazz dancers competing will consti
tute an attraction that is certain to
meet with instantaneous popularity.
Filled with stirring action, Dorothy
Dalton's latest Paramount picture,
"Behind Masks," which will be shown
at the Empire theatre, is one of the
strongest photoplays in which she
has been seen thus fain this season.
This is an entirely different type
of picture from most of Miss Dal
ton's recent vehicles and is featured
with dramatic incidents. Miss Dal
ton has tfee role of Jeanne Mesurier,
a wealthy beiress who seeks someone
who will Save her for herself alone,
and meets with the opposition of her
guardian, an unscrupulous adven
turess. The plot takes a dramatic
turn when Jeanne suddenly finds
herself involved in the efforts of two
persons to conceal the body of a sup
posedly murdered man. Captured
and taken to a smugglers' cave she
throws herself into the sea to escape.
Fredrik Vogeding is the leading man.
and His AFRICAN HARP
He'll Make You. Laugh "Till
You Split Your Sides
Oh But He's F-aiipv
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THE LOVE LAWYER
A. Timely Musical Comedy Skit
Introducing- LEW SEYMOUR
xni "His Type
Howard & Norwood
A TVw Words and A Few Songs
She-klon & Sheldon I Pathe News
"SEE MY LAWYER' i
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