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"Erie Corda" & "Olympian Fabrics"
QUALITY AND SERVICE. Writ for prte lift.
IIKHT A. IIOKKORD. la.te Ann .
The Adventures of a Demobilized
Officer Who Found Peace Dull
It May Be Caused by Improper Func
Wrlta ü far CoapltU loforaatloa.
Bay ay Hill. 1225 IIOADVAV
tioning of System Brought About
by Improper Feed.
Copyright by Geo. H- Doran Co.
Demobilized officer, finding peace incredibly tedious, would
welcome diversion. Legitimate, if possible; but crime, if of a com
paratively humorous description, no objection. Excitement essen
tial. Would be prepared to consider permanent job if suitably im
pressed by applicant for his services. Reply at once Box X10."
My dear Box X10. 7 don't know whether your advertisement
was a joke; I suppose it must have been. But I read it this morn
ting, and it's just possible, XlO, just possible, you mean it. And
if you do, you're the man I want. I can offer you excitement and
probably crime. I'm up against it, XlO. For a girl I've bitten off
rather more than I can chew. I want help badly. Will you come
to the Carlton for tea tomorrow afternoon? I want to have a look
at you and see if f think you are genuine. Wear a white flower)
in your buttonhole.
So adVertiaea Capt. Hugh Drummond, D. S. O., lata of His
Majesty' Royal Loamshirea. So answers Phyllis Benton. And so
.begins a truly stirring story. For Phyllis is sura up against it. Her '
dear old father is involved with a clever and powerful band of inter
national criminals, one of whom is bent on marrying her. Bull-Dog
Drummond befriends the girl. Then begin battle, murder and sudden
death quite comparable for thrills with Bull-Dog's war adventures
in No Man's Land. And don't forget the adorable Phyllis.
This engrossing story is by Cyril McNetle, who under the pen
name of "Sapper" has the whole English-speaking world across the
Atlantic reading his books.
Id the month of December, 1918,
and Dn the very day that a British
cavalry division marched hito "Cologne,
with flags flying and bands playing
as the conquerors of a beaten nation,
the manager of the Hotel Nationale
la Berne received a letter. Its con
tents appeared to puzzle him some
what, for having read it twice he
rang the bell on his desk to summon
his secretary. Almost immediately
the door opened, and a young French
girl came Into the room.
"Monsieur rang?"
"Have we ever had staying In the
hotel a man called le Comte de Guy?"
He leaned back in his chair and
looked at her through his pince-nez.
The' secretary thought for a mo
ment and then shook her head. "Not
as far as I can remember," she said.
"Do we know anything about him?
Has he ever fed here, or taken a pri
vate room?"
"Not that I know of."
The manager handed her the letter,
and waited in silence until she had
read it.
"It seems on the face of it a pecu
liar request from an unknown man,
lie remarked as she laid it down. "A
dinner of four covers; no expense to
be spared. Wine specified and if
not in hotel to be obtained. A private
room at half-cast seven sharp. Guests
to ask for room X."
The secretary . nodded in agreement.
"It can hardly be a hoax." she re
marked after a short silence.
"No." The manager tapped his
teeth with his pen thoughtfully. "But
If by any chance It was, It would
prove an expensive one for us. I
wish I could think who this Comte de
Guy Is."
He took on his pince-nez and laid
them on the desk In front of him.
"Send the maitre d'hotel to me at
Whatever may have been the man
ager's misgivings, they were certainly
not shared by the head waiter as he
eft the office after receiving his in
structions. War and short rations
had not been conducive to any partic
ularly lucrative business in his
sphere; and the whole sound of the
proposed entertainment seemed to him
to contain considerable promise. -
And so at about twenty minutes
past seven the maitre d'hotel was
hovering around the hall-porter," the
manager was hovering round the
maitre d'hotel, and the secretary was
hovering around both. At flve-and-twenty
minutes past the first guest
arrived. ...
He was a peculiar-looking man, in
a big fur coat, reminding one irre
sistibly of a codfish.
"I wish to be taken to Room X."
The French secretary stiffened Invol
untarily as the maitre d'hotel stepped
obsequiously forward. Cosmopolitan
as the hotel was, even now she could
never hear German spoken without an
Inward shudder of digust.
"A Boche," she murmured In disgust.
Almost Immediately afterward the
second and third members of the par
ty arrived. They did not come togeth
er, and what seemed peculiar to the
manager was that they were evidently
strangers to one another.
The leading one a tall gaunt man
with a ragged beard and a pair of
piercing eyes asked In a nasal and by
no means an Inaudible tone for Room
X. As he spoke a little fat man who
was standing just behind him started
perceptibly, and shot a birdlike glance
at the speaker.
Then in execrable French he too
asked for Room X. .
"He's not French," said the secre
tary excitedly to the manager. "That
hist one was another Boche."
The manager thoughtfully twirled
his pince-nez between his fingers.
"Two Germans and an American."
He looked a little apprehensive. "Let
us hope the dinner will appease every
body. Otherwise "
But whatever fears he might have
entertained with regard to the furni
ture In Room X, they were not des
tined to be uttered. Even as he spoke
the door again swung open, and a man
with a thick white scarf around his
neck, so pulled up as almost com
pletely to cover his face, came In. All
that the manager could swear to as
regards the newcomer's appearance
was a pair of deep-set, steel-gray eyes
which seemed to bore through him.
"Tou got my letter this morning?"
"M'sieur le Comte de Guy?" The
manager, bowed deferentially and
rubbed his hands together. "Every
thing Is ready, and three guests have
"Good. I will go to the room at
As he followed his guide his eyes
swept round the lounge. Save for two
or three elderly women of doubtful
nationality, and a man In the Ameri
can Red Cross, the place was desert
ed ; and as he passed through the
swing doors he turned to the head
"Business good?" he asked.
No business decidedly was not
good. The waiter was voluble. Busi
ness had never been so poor in the
memory of man. . . .But it was to
be hoped that the dinner would be to
Monsieur le Comte's liking. . . .
Also the wines.
"If everything Is to my satisfaction
you will not regret It," said the count
tersely. "But remember one thing.
After the coffee has been brought In, I
do not wish to be disturbed under any
circumstances whatever." The head
waiter paused as he came to a door,
and the count repeated the last few
tvords.' "Under no circumstances
"Mais certalneraent. Monsieur le
Comte. ... I, personally will see
to It . . ."
As he spoke he flung open the door
and the count entered. It cannot be
sad that the atmosphere of the room
was congenial. The three occupants
were regarding one another In hostile
silence, and as the count entered they,
with .one accord, transferred their sus
picious glances to him.
For a moment he stood motionless,
while he looked at each one in turn.
Then he stepped forward. . .
"Good evening, gentlemen" he still
spoke In French "I am honored at
your presence." He turned to the
head waiter. "Let dinner be served in
five minutes exactly."
With a bow the man left the 'room,
and the door closed.
"During that five minutes, gentle
men, I propose to Introduce myself to
you, and you to one another. The
business which I wish to discuss we
will postpone, with your permission,
till after the coffee, when we shall be
In silence the three guests waited
until he unwound the thick white muf
fler; then, with undisguised curiosity,
they studied their host. In appearance
he was striking. He had a short dark
"M'sieur le Comte de Guy?"
beard, and In profile his face was aqui
line and stern. The eyes, which had
so Impressed the manager, seemed
now to be a cold grey-blue; the thick
brown hair, flecked slightly with grey,
was brushed back from a broad fore
head. To even the most superficial ob
server the giver of the feast was a
man of power ; a man capable of form
ing Instant decisions and of carrying
them through. . . .
And If so much was obvious to the
superficial observer, It was more than
obvious to the three men who stood by
the fire watchlng'hlm. Each one of
them, as he watched the host, realized
that he was in the presence of a great
man. It was enough : great men do
not send fool invitations to dinner to
men of international repute. It mat
tered not what form his greatness took
there was money In greatness, big
money. And money was their life.
The count advanced first to the Am
erican. -
"Mr. Hocking. I believe, he re
marked in English, holding out his
hand. "I am glad you managed to
The American shook the proffered
hand, while the two Germans looked at
him with sudden Interest. As the man
at the head of the great American cot
ton trust, worth more in millions than
he could count, he was entitled to
their respect. . . .
"That's me. Count." returned the mil
Hon a i re in his nasal twang. "I am in
terested to know to what I am Indebt
ed for this Invitation."
"All in good time, Mr. Hocking.
smiled the host. "I have hopes that
the dinner will fill In that time satis
He turned to the taller of the two
Germans, who without his coat seemed
more like a codfish than ever.
"Herr Steinemann, is it not?" This
time he spoke In German.
The man whose interest in German
coal was hardly less well known than
Hocking's In cotton, bowed stiffly.
"And Herr Von Gratz?" The Count
turned to the last member of the par
ty and shook hands. Though less well
known than either of the other two in
the realms of international finance, von
Gratz's name in the steel trade of Cen
tral Europe was one to conjure with,
"Well, gentlemen," said the Count,
before we sit down to dinner, I may
perhaps be permitted to say a few
words of Introduction. The nations
of the world have recently been en
gaged in a performance of unrivaled
stupidity. As far as one can tell that
performance is now over. The last
thing I wish to do is to discuss the
wai-except in so far as it concerns
our meeting here tonight. Mr. Hock
ing Is an American, you two gentlemen
are Germans. I the Count smiled
slightly "have no nationality. Or
rather, shall I say, I have every na
tionality. Completely cosmopolitan
. Gentlemen, the war was waged by
idiots, and when Idiots get busy on a
large scale, it is time for clever men to
step in. . . . That Is the ralson d'
etre for this little dinner ... 1
claim that we four men are sufficiently
international to be able to disregard
any stupid and petty feelings about
this country and that country, and to
regard the world outlook at the present
moment from one point of view and
one point of view only our own."
The gaunt American gave a hoarse
"It will be my object after dinner,'
continued the Count, "to try and prove
to you that we have a common point
of view. Until then shall we merely
concentrate on a pious hope that the
Hotel Nationale will not poison us
with their food?"
The next moment the head waiter
opened the door, and the four men sat
down to dine.
It must be admitted that the average
hostess, desirous of making a dinner a
success, would have been filled with
secret dismay at the general atmos
phere in the room. The American, In
accumulating his millions, had also
accumulated a digestion of such an ex
otic and tender character that dry
rusks and Vichy water were the limit
of his capacity.
Herr Steinemann was of the common
order of German, to whom food is
sacred. He ate and drank enormously
and evidently considered that nothing
further was required of him.
Von Gratz did his best to keep his
end up, but as he was apparently In a
chronic condition of fear that the
gaunt American would assault him
with violence, he cannot be said to
have contributed much to the gaiety of
the meal.
And so to the host mutt be given
the credit that the dinner was a suc
cess. Without appearing to monopo
lize the conversation he talked cease
lessly and brilliantly.. But to even the
most brilliant of conversationalists the
strain of talking to a hypochondriacal
American and two Germans one
greedy and the other frightened Is
considerable ; and the Count heaved an
inward sigh of relief when the coffee
had been handed round and the door
closed behind the waiter. From now
on the topic was the topic of money
the common bond of his three guests.
And yet, as he carefully cut the end
of his cigar, and realized that the eyes
of the other three were fixed on him
expectantly, he knew that the hardest
part of the evening was in front of
him. Big financiers, In common with
all other people, are fonder of having
money put into their pockets than of
taking it out. And that was the very
tiling the Count proposed they should
do in large quantities. . . .
"Gentlemen," he remarked, when his
cigar was going to his satisfaction,
"we are all men of business. I said
before dinner that I considered we
were sufficiently big to exclude any
small arbitrary national distinctions
from our minds. As men whose inter
ests are international, such things are
beneath us. I wish now to slightly
qualify that remark." He turned to
the American on his right, who with
eyes half closed was thoughtfully pick
ing his teeth. "At this stage, I ad
dress myself particularly to you."
"Go right ahead," drawled Mr. Hock
ing, v
"I do not wish to touch on the war
or Its result; bnt though the Central
Powers have been beaten by America
and France and England, I think I can
speak for you two gentlemen" he
bowed to the two Germans "when I i
say that It Is neither France nor Amer-
lea with whom they desire another
round. England Is Germany's main
enemy: she always has been, she al
ways will be. I have reason to be
lieve, Mr. Hocking, that you personally
do not love the English?"
"I guess I don't see what my private
feelings have to do with it. But If It's
of any Interest to the company you are
correct In your belief."
"Good." The Count nodded his head
as If satisfied. "I take It then that you
would not be averse to seeing England
down and out."
"Wal," remarked the American
"you can assume anything you "feel
like. Let's go to the show-down."
Once again the Count nodded his
head ; then he turned to the two Ger
'Now you two gentlemen must ad
mit that your plans have miscarried
somewhat. It was no part of your or
iginal programme that a British army
should occupy Cologne. . . ."
"The war was the act of a fool
snarled Herr Steinemann. "In a few
years more of peace, we should have
beaten those swine. . . ."
"And now they have beaten you
The Count smiled slightly. "Let us
admit that the war was the act of a
fool, if you like, but as men of bus!
ness we can only deal with the result
. . . The result, gentlemen, as it
concerns us. Both you gentlemen are
'I Will Return in Ten Minutes. By
That Time You Will Have Decided
One Way or the Other."
sufficiently patriotic to resent the pres
ence of that army at Cologne, I have
no doubt. And you, Mr. Hocking, have
no love on personal grounds for the
English. . . . But I am not propos
ing to appeal to financiers of your rep
utation on such grounds as those to
support my scheme. ... It Is
enough that your personal predilec
tions rnn with and not against what I
am about to put before you the de
feat of England ... a defeat more
utter and complete than if she had lost
the war. ..."
His voice sank a little, and instinct
Ively his three listeners drew closer.
"Don't think I am proposing this
through motives of revenge merely. We
are business men, and revenge is only
worth our while If it pays. This will
pay. There is a force in England
which, if it can be harnessed and led
properly, will result In millions coming
to you. ... It is present now in
every nation fettered, inarticulate,
un-ctf-ordinated. ... It is partly the
result of the war the war that the
idiots have waged. . . . Harness
that force, gentlemen, co-ordinate it.
nd use it for your own. ends. . .
That Is my proposal. Not only will
you humble that cursed country to the
dirt, but you will taste of power such
as few men have tasted before. . . ."
The Count stood up, his eyes blazing.
And I I will do It for you." "
He resumed his seat, and his left
hand,' slipping off the table, beat a
tattoo on his knee.
This is our opportunity the oppor
tunity of clever men. I have not got
the money necessary: you have." . . .
He leaned forward In his chair, and
glanced at the intent faces of his au
dience. Then he began to speak. . . .
Ten minutes later he pushed back
his chair.
"There is my proposal, gentlemen.
n a nutshell. Unforeseen develop
ments will doubtless occur; I have
pent my life overcoming the unexpect
ed. What is your answer?"
He rose and stood with his back
to them by the fire, and for several
minutes no one spoke. Eaeli man was
busy with his own thoughts, and
showed It in his own particular way.
Comte de Guy stared unconcernedly at
the fire, as if Indifferent to the result
of their thoughts. In his attitude at
that moment he gave a true expression
to his attitude on life. Accustomed
to play with great stakes, he had just
dealt the cards for the most gigantic
gamble of his life. . . . What matter
to the three men, who were looking at
the hands he had given them, that only
master criminal could have con
ceived such a game? The only ques
tion which occupied their minds was
whether he could carry It through.
And on that point they had only their
judgment of hla personality to rely on.
Suddenly the American removed the
toothpick from his
mouth and
stretched out his legs.
"There is a question which occurs to
me. Count, before I make up my mind
on the matter. Are you disposed to be
a little more communicative about
yourself? If we agree to come in on
this hand. It's going to cost big money,
The handling of that money Is with
you. Wal who are you?"
Von Gratz nodded his head In agree
ment. Steinemann raised his eyes to
the Count's face as he turned and
faced them. . . .
"A very fair question, gentlemen.
and yet one which I regret I am unable
to answer. I would not insult your In
telligence by giving you the fictitious
address of a fictitious Count. Enough
that I am a man whose livelihood lies
in other people's pockets. As you say
Mr. Hocking, It Is going to cost big
money; but compared to the results
the costs will be a flea-bite. Tou will
have to trust me, even as I shall have
to trust you. . . . Tou will have to trust
me not to divert the money which you
give' me as working expenses' Into my
own pocket. ... I shall have to trust
you to pay me when the job is fin
ished. . . ."
"And that payment will be how
much?" Steinemann's guttural voice
broke the silence.
"One million pounds sterling to be
split up between you in any proportion
yon may decide, and to be paid within
one month of completion of my work,
After that the matter will pass into
your hands . . . and may you leave that
cursed country groveling In the dir
ty . . ." His eyes glowed with a fierce,
vindictive fury ; and then, as If replac
ing a mask which had slipped for a
moment, the Count was once again
the suave, courteous host.. He had
stated his terms frankly and without
haggling: stated them as one big man
states them to another of the same kid
ney, to whom time is money and Inde
cision or beating about the bush ana
"Perhaps, Count, you would be good
enough to leave us for a few minutes.'
Von -Gratz was speaking. "The deci
sion is a big one, and . . ."
"Why. certainly, gentlemen." The
Count moved toward the door. "I will
return In ten minutes. By that time
you will have decided one way or the
Enter Bull-Dog Drummond
and Phyllis Benton.
Bravery of Frail Girl Thrilled All
England Died of Consumption
at an Early Age.
Grace Darling, one of the greatest
heroines of British marine history.
won undying fame when but twenty-
three years old, and of frail physique.
by accompanying her father, and In
spiring him to the effort of saving the
Uves of some passengers on a ship
wrecked In a terrific gale that swept
the seas near her island home.
The Forfarshire sailed from Hull
with 22 cabin passengers, 19 steer
age passengers and a crew of 20 on
a day in September, 1838. Passage
was made through the Fame islands'
channel, and the ship entered Ber
wick bay. Here the gale was at its
worst, and the ship was swept on the
Farne island rocks.
The mate and eight of the crew,
with one cabin passenger, hurried
away in a lifeboat. The screams of
the other survivors were heard by
Grace Darling. When her father hes
itated to launch their lifeboat on the
heavy sea, she jumped into it, and he
followed her. On the first trip they
rescued nine, and on a later trip her
father saved four .more. The British
government gave her a money grant.
and the public, thrilled by the story.
raised a huge subscription list Four
years later Grace Darling died of con
sumption. The First Soviet.
The city of St. Petersburg, the intel
lectual capital of the country, with its
large industrial population was, natur
ally enough, one of the chief storm
centers of ' the revolution. It was
there that the council (Soviet) of
workmen's deputies came into being.
The idea of setting up this institution
was born in the early days oí October,
1905, and the press began , to agitate
for It among the working population
of the capital. On October 12 the first
session of the Soviet took place In the
Technological institute. At this session
an appeal was Issued to the workmen
of the capital, urging them to strike
and to formulate extreme political de
mands. I ordered the arrest of the
whole Soviet, which order Durnovo
carried out on December 3. Durnovo
feared that the members would dis
perse and escape if he started arrest
ing them separately. He therefore
waited for the Soviet to meet, which
the latter hesitated to do. Their fears
were well founded, for as soon as the
body gathered on December 3 In the
hall of the Free Economic society, the
members, 190 In all, were rounded up
and arrested. Count-Witte in the
World's Work.
Dream Has Various Meanings.
To dream of a silver mine denotes
trouble which will be settled by the
courts. A gold mine, successful love
suit. Iron mine, health and happiness.
Copper mine, wealth, health and pros
perity. Lead mine, unprofitable em
ployment. Tin mine, slander. Zinc
mine, discovery of a friend's treach
ery. Coal mine, brilliant future. Salt
mine, dishonor.
Love In a cottage Is usually plan
ning for the time when it can build
540,000 house, . j
(Prepared by the United States Depart
ment ot Agriculture.)
Failure In the ability or desire of
swine to reproduce may be caused by
any of several conditions, say special
ists of the United States Department
of Agriculture. It may result from a
disease or Injury that seriously af
fects or -destroys the secretory repro
ductive organs. It may be caused by
Improper functioning of the system,
which In turn Is often brought about
by unsuitable feed or faulty elimina
tion of waste products, or it may be
due to a general lowering of body vi
There are also cases of sterility or
Impotence for which definite causes
are difficult to find. Failure to breed
quite frequently occurs In boars and
sows which have been fitted and kept
in high condition for show purposes.
In some instances the sow falls to
come In heat, or perhaps indicates
that she Is in heat and is successfully
served by the boar without resulting
conception. In other cases the boar
shows no desire to mate, or acts in
The first step in overcoming the
trouble is to find a positive cause.
when possible, by making a thorough
examination. This should Include a
search for physical defects, the pres
ence of disease, the results of injuries,
or lowered vitality from any cause.
When, from such examination, it
appears that proper treatment will
prove successful, remedies should be
administered promptly. But If the
cause Is obscure, or if there Is little
likelihood of correcting the defect suc
cessfully, It Is best to remove the ani
mal from the breeding herd. Boars
may be castrated and fitted foi
laughter as market hogs. Similarly,
sows should be discarded when thej
become uncertain breeders.-
When there Is no apparent cause
for failure of swine to mate, experts
of the United States Department of
Agriculture frequently have observed
a lazy or sluggish temperament.
These hogs generally are of the type
known as "hot-bloods." They are fat
and show an unwillingness to exer
cise. The tendency is more common
In mature hogs and increases with
age, but Is frequently found in young
stock. Careless and unwise Inbreed
ing practices tend to produce hogs of
this type, but Inbreeding does not nec
essarily bring about the condition.
When the lack of sexual vigor is
seen in only an occasional animal it
Piga'on Oat and Pea Forage.
may be possible to recognize, the fault
in blood lines or type. But when fail
ure to mate occurs frequently and
when the type Is right, the Indications
are that the system of management is
fundamentally wrong.
Upon the appearance of this condi
tion an effort should be made to cor
rect it by a restriction or modification
of the diet and an abundance of exer
cise. The ration must have the fat-
producing feeds largely , reduced and
protein feeds plentifully supplied.
Pastures should be provided where pos
sible, but when these are not avail
able then the ration should consist of
alfalfa meal, alfalfa, soybean or clover
hay to supply protein and vltamines,
high-grade tankage, fish meal, linseed
meal, or a good grade of white mid
dlings and whole oats with but small
amounts of corn or ground barley, to
gether with a good mineral mixture.
In addition an abundance of daily ex
ercise must be given. This will prob
ably have to be forced by driving the
boar or sow about the paddocks- or
pastures daily until the animal is
By maintaining the digestive func
tions In a proper manner, by causing
abundant exercise and by supplying
proper nourishment, there will be
brought about a proper elimination of
he body wastes and a rebuilding of
the tissues. This should cause the
-eproductive organs to function prop
erly and bring about a toning up of
the system in such manner that breed
ing operations will be successfully con
Swine breeders must be alert to the
necessity for ruggedness in herd hoars
in addition to other qualifications.
Breeders must refrain also from too
great a degree of fineness and smooth
ness In the selection of their breeding
miniáis, or loss of breeding power will
ultimately develop in their herds.
Roughage for Cattle.
Sweet corn with the ears picked off
makes a good roughage for cattle, be
ing somewhat better than the same
amount from field corn. .
Satisfactory Hog Oiler.'
Keep hogs free from lice by using
crude oil. A post wrapped with a
burlap sack and saturated with oil
makes a satisfactory hog oiler.
Watch Sows Carefully.
Watch your brood sows carefully.
They will pay you for it.
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Present Membership Large Enough.
Washington. Six members of tho
House Census Committee, which re
cently voted to report a bill for In
creasing the membership of the House
of Representatives from 435 to 460,
declared in a minority report filed
that the present total was big enough.
Chairman Slegel, who presented the
majority report, said that the re-apportionment
was required after each
ten-year census. Maine and Missouri
would lose one representative each
and the annual cost for adding twenty
five members would be around $296.
000. Opium Shipments Decline.
Washington. More "quor is going
into China as the use of opium falls
off, according to a report to the Com
merce Department from Consul Gen
eral W. H. Gale at Hong Kong. The
net revenue collected In Hong Kong
from liquor duties and licensed ware
hauses during 1920, Mr. Gale said, was
$779,000, compared with $739,000 in
1919, while the revenue from the opium
monopoly in 1920 was $4.300,000. as
compared with $6,800,000 during 1919.
Senator Norria Collapses.
Washington. Senator Norrls, Repub
lican, Nebraska, suffered a partial col
lapse in the Senate at the close of an
address of nearly three hours. The ef
fort, combined with intense heat, ex
hausted him and he was taken to an
adjoining committee room where first
aid remedies were applied by Senator
Ball of Dele ware, a physician, who
said Mr. Norris' condition was not be
lieved to be serious.
'Killing Pigeon in Wisconsin.
Madison, Wis. Riflemen posted in
the Wisconsin capítol building began
killing hundreds of pigeons at the re
quest of the superintendent of prop
erty, who offered the plea of economy.
Superintendent Moriissey said that
the capítol was being made a "chicken
roost" and that It was costing the state
hundreds of dollars to feed the birds.
Wisconsin people visiting Capitol park
had long regarded the pigeons as pets.
Big Warehouse Blaze.
Chicago. Fire thought to have been
due to spontaneous combustion caused
a loss estimated at $1,500,000 to the
building and contents of the Crook
Terminal Warehouse and Chicago Stor
age and Transfer Company on the
southern outskirts of the city. Two
men were Injured In righting the fire.
Anti-Soviet Plot Uncovered.
New Xork. The entente espionage
system was directly Involved In coun
ter revolutionary plots unearthed at
Petrograd and in the western prov
inces of Russia, according to a cable
received from the official Russian
Telegraph agency, by the publication
Soviet Russia. "The ring leaders ln
the Petrograd conspiracy, said the
message, "neaded oy tne notorious
monarchist leader, Professor Tagant-
sell, confessed to plans, backed by
French espionage agents, to assassi
nate leading Communists and Soviet
workers and to blow up offices, rail
ways, factories and poison red troops.
Elevators Sign With Growers.
Fargo, N. D. Eighty-nine farmers'
elevators and local associations have
been signed by the United States Grain
Growers, Inc., In North Dakota, U. L.
Burdick, director of the National
Grain Sales agency, announced. With
eighty equity elevators which have
been signed, this makes 160 elevators
or associations In the state which have
agreed to deal through the growers
this fall, he said.
To Make Parks Sanitary.
Washington. A concerted effort is
being made by the United States Pub
lic Health service and the National
Park service to make the national
parks of the United States safe and
sanitary for the vast numbers who
have recently taken to touring them.
When tourists were fewer and roost
of them treveled on stage lines and
stopped at park hotels, the sanitary
problem was simple. More recently,
however, the great majority travel in
automobiles and camp out, enormous
ly complicating all health matters.
Mexico Crops Poor.
Mexico City. A gloomy crop report
for virtually the entire republic wa
Issued by the Department of Agricul
ture which signed the lack of rain,
pests and the unwillingness of farmers
to cultivate their lands as the chief
causes. The report says mat tne
northern states of Chihuahua, Neuvo
Leon and Coahulla suffered the heav
iest, necessitating heavy Imports of
grains from foreign countries, while
no state produced more than 50 per
cent of the usual crops of rice and
beeps, the nation's staple.

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