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THE HOLBROOK NEWS. HOLBROOK, ARIZONA, AUGUST 26, 1921.
Boll-Dog Drammomdl The Adventures of a Demobilized Officer Who Found Peace Dull "THOSE DEVILS." " Synopsis. In December. 1918. four men gather in a hotel In Berne and hear one of the quartet outline a plan to paralyze Great Britain and at the same time seize world power. The other three. Hocking. Ameri tan, and Steineman and Von Gratz, Germana, all millionaires, agree to the scheme, providing another man. Hiram Potts, an American. Is taken in. The instigator of the plot gives his name as Comte de Guy, but when he leaves for England with his daughter he decides to use the name Carl Peterson. CapL Hugh (Bull-Dog) Drummond. a retired officer, advertises for work that will give him excitement, signing "X10." As a result he meets Phyl lis Benton, a young woman who answered his ad. She tells him of strange murders and robberies of which she suspects a band headed by Peterson. CHAPTER I Continued. " 'Admiring my treasures? he re marked. 'Pretty things, aren't they? I couldn't speak a word : I Just put them hack on the table. " 'Wonderful copies," he went on, 'of . the. nuke of Melbourne's lost minia tures. I think they would deceive most people.' " They deceived me,' I managed to get out. "All the ttme he was staring at me. cold, merciless stare that seemed to freeze my brain. Then he went over to one of the safes and unlocked it. 'Come here. Miss Benton.' he said. There are a lot more copies.' "I only looked inside for a moment, but I have never seen or thought of such a sight. Beautifully arranged on black velvet shelves were ropes of pearls, a gorgeous diamond tiara, and a whole heap of loose, uncut stones. And In one corner I caught a glimpse ' of1 the- most wonderful gold chailced cup just like the one for which Sam uel Levy, the Jew moneylender, was still offering a reward. Then he shut the door and locked It, and again stared at me In silence. " 'All copies.' he said quietly, "won derful copies. And should you ever be tempted to think otherwise ask your father. Miss Benton. Be warned by me: don't do anything foolish. Ask your father first." " "And did you?" asked Drummond. She shuddered. "That very eve ning," she answered. "And daddy flew Into a frightful passion, and told me never to dare to meddle in things that didn't concern me again. Then grad ually, as time went on, I realized that Lakington had some hold over daddy that he'd got my father in his power. Her hands were clenched, and her breast rose and fell stormily. Drummond waited for her to com pose herself before he spoke again "You mentioned murder, too." he re marked. She nodded. "I've got no proof,' she said, "less even than over the burglaries. But there was a man called George Dringer, and one eve ning, when Laklngton was dining with us, I heard him discussing this man .with daddy. "'He's got to go,' said Laklngton. He's dangerous!" "And then my father got up and tosed the door; but I heard them ar guing for half an hour. Three weeks later a coroner's Jury found that George Dringer had committed suicide "Admiring My Treasures?" He Re marked. "Pretty Things, Arent They?" while temporarily Insane. The same evening daddy, for the first time In bis life, went to bed the worse for drink." The girl fell silent, and Drummond stared at the orchestra with troubled eyes. Things w-piihmI to be rather deeper than he hud anticipated. "Then there was another case." She was speaking again. "Do you remem ber that man who was found dead in a railway carriage at Oxhey station, lie was an Italian Giuseppe by name; and the Jury brought In a ver dict of death from natural causes. A month before, he had an Interview with Laklngton, which took place at our house: because the Italian, being a stranger, came to the wrong place, and Laklngton happened to be with us at the time. The Interview finished with a fearful quarrel." She turned to Drummond with a slight smile. "Not much evidence. Is there? Only I know Laklngton murdered him. I know It. JTou may think I'm fanciful imagining 4M lA, m fe things ; you may think I'm exaggerat ing. I don't mind if you do because you won't for long." Drummond did not answer Immedi ately. Against his snner Judgment he was beginning to be profoundly Im pressed, and. at the moment, be did not quite know what to say. "What about this other man?" he asked at length. "I can tell you very little about him," she answered. "He came to The Elms Uiat is the name of Lakington's house three months ago. He is about medium height and rather thick-set; clean-shaven, with thick brown hair, flecked slightly with white. His fore head Is broad, and his eyes are a sort of cold grey-blue. But it's his hands that terrify me. They're large and white and utterly ruthless." She turned to him appealing!?. "Oh ! don't think I'm talking wildly," she im plored. "He frightens me to death that man : far, far worse than Laking- ton. He would stop at nothing to gain his ends, and even Lakington liimself knows that Mr. Peterson Is his mas ter." "Peterson !" murmured Drummond, "It seems quite a sound old English name." The girl laughed scornfully. "Oh 1 the name Is sound enough, if It was his real one. As It is. It's about as real as his daughter." "There Is a lady In the case, then?" "By the name of Irma," said the girl briefly. "She lies on a sofa In the garden and yawns. She's no more English than that waiter." A faint smile flickered over her companion's face: he had formed a fairly vivid mental picture of Irma Then he grew serious again. And what is it that makes you think there's mischief ahead?" he asked abruptly. The girl shrugged her shoulders, "What the novelists call feminine In tuition. I suppose," she answered That and my father." She said the last words very low. "He hardly ever sleeps at night now : I hear him pacing up and down his room hour after hour, hour after hour. Oh ! it makes me mad. . . . Don't you understand? I've got to get him away from those devils, before he breaks down com pletely." Drummond nodded, and looked away. While she had been speaking he had made up his mind what course to take, and now, having outsat every body else, he decided that It was time for the Interview to cease. Already an early diner was having a cocktail, while Laklngton might return at any moment. And if there was anything in what she had told him, it struck him that it would be as well for that gentleman not to find them together. I think," he said, "we'd better go. My address is 60A Half Moon street; my telephone 1234 Mayfair. If any thing happens, if ever you want me at any hour of the day or night ring me up or write. If I'm not in, leave a message with my servant Denny. He Is absolutely reliable.- The only other thing Is your own address." 'The Larches, near Godalmlng," an swered the girl, as they moved toward the door. "Oh ! If you only knew the glorious relief of feeling one's got some one to turn to . . . she looked at him with shining eyes, and Drummond felt his pulse quicken sud denly. "May I drop you anywhere?" he asked, as they stood on the pavement, but she shook her head. "No, thank you. I'll go In that taxi.' She gave the man an address, and stepped In, while Hugh stood bare headed by the door. "Don't forget." he said earnestly. Any time of the day or night. And while I think of It we're old friends. Can that be done? In case I come and stay, you see." She thought for a moment and then nodded her head. "All right." she an swered. "We've met a lot In London during the war." With a grinding of gear wheels the taxi drove off, leaving Hugh with a vivid picture imprinted on his mind of blue eye, and white teeth, and a skin like the bloom of a sun-kissed peach. For a moment or two he stood star ing after it, and then he walked across to his own car. With his mind still full of the interview he drove slowlv along Piccadilly, while every now and then he smiled grimly to himself. Was the whole thing an elaborate hoax? Somehow deep dowd In his mind, he wondered whether It was a Joke whether, by some freak of fate, he had stumbled on one of those strange .nys teries which up to date he had re garded as existing only In the realms of dime novels. He turned into his rooms, and stoof in front of the mantelpiece taking off his gloves. It was as he was about to lay them down on the table that an envelope caught his eye. ad dressed to him in an unknown hand writing. Mechanically he picked it up nd opened it. Inside was a single half-sheet of notepaper, on which a few lines had been written In a small. neat hand. "There are more things-In heaven and earth, young man, than a capabil ity for eating steak and onions, and a desire for adventure. I imagine that you possess both: and they are useful assets In the second locality mentioned by the poet. In heaven, however, one never knows especially with regard to the onions. Be careful-" Drummond stood motionless for a moment, 'with narrowed eyes. Then he leaned forward and pressed the bell. "Who brought this note, James?" be said quietly, as bis servant came Into the room. "A email boy, sir. Said I was to be sure and see you got It most particu lar." He unlocked a cupboard near j Cyril McNeüe "Sapper" Copyright bj Geo. H. Dor&n Co. the window and produced a tantalus. "Whisky, sir, or cocktail?" "Whisky, I think. James." Hugh carefully folded the sheet of paper and placed it In his pocket. And his face as he took the drink from his man would have left no doubt In an onlook er's mind as to why. In the past, he had earned the name of "Bull-Dog" Drummond. CHAPTER II. In Which He Journeys to Godalming and the Game Begins. ONE. "I almost think, James, that I could toy with another kidney." Drummond looked across the table at his servant, who was carefully arranging two or three dozen letters in groups. "I've got a Journey in front of me today, and I require a large breakfast" James Denny supplied the defi ciency from a dish that was standing on an electric heater. "Are you going for long, sir?" "1 don't know, James. It all de pends on circumstances. Which when vou come to think of It, Is undoubtedly one of the most fatuous phrases In the English language. Is there anything in the world that doesn't depend on circumstances?' "Will you be motoring, sir. or going by train?" asked James prosaically, Dialectical arguments did not appeal to him. "By car." answered Drummond "Pajamas and a tooth-brush." "You won't take evening clothes, sir?" "No. I want my visit to appear un premeditated James, and If one goes about completely encased in boiled shirts, while pretending to be merely out for the afternoon, people have doubts as to one's Intellect." James digested this great thought In silence. Will you be going far, sir?" he asked at length, pouring out a second cup of coffee. To Godalming. A charming spot. I believe, though I've never been there. Charming inhabitants, too. James. The lady I met yesterday at the Carlton lives at Godalming." "Indeed, sir," murmured James non committally. "You d d old humbug," laughed Drummond, "you know you're Itching to know all about it. I had a very long and interesting talk with her, and one of two things emerges quite clear ly from our conversation. Either, James, I am a congenital idiot, and don't know enough to come in out of the rain; or we've hit the goods. That is what I propose to find out 'by my little excursion. Either our legs, my friend, are being pulled till they will never resume their normal shape; or that advertisement has succeeded be yond our wildest dreams." "There are a lot more answers In this morning, sir." Denny made a movement toward the letters he had been sorting. "One from a lovely widow with two children." Lovely," cried Drummond. "How forward of herí" He glanced at the letter and smiled. "Care. James, and accuracy are essential In a secretary. The misguided woman calls herself lonely, not lovely. She will remain so, as far as I am concerned, until the other matter Is settled." Will it take long, sir, do you think?" To get it settled?" Drummond lit a cigarette and leaned back in his chair. "Listen, James, and I will out line the case. The maiden Uves at a house called The Larches, near God aiming, with her papa. Not far away Is another house called The Elms, owned by a gentleman of the name of Henry Laklngton a nasty man, James, with a nasty face who was also at the Carlton yesterday after noon for a short time. And now we come to the point. . Miss Benton that Is the lady's name accuses Mr. Laklngton of being the complete IT In the criminal line. She went even so far as to say that he was the sec ond most dangerous man In England." "Indeed, sir. More coffee, sir?" "Will nothing move you. James?" remarked his master plaintively. This man murders people and does things like that, you know." Personally, sir, I prefer a picture- palace. But I suppose there ain't no accountine for 'obbies. May I clear away, sir?" No, James, not at present. Keep quite still while I go on, or I shall get It wrong. Three months ago there arrived at The Elms, the most dan gerous mnn in England the IT of ITS. This gentleman goes by the name of Peterson, and he owns a daughter. From what Miss Benton said, I have doubts about that daugh ter, James." He rose and strolled over to the window. "Grave doubts. How ever, to return to the point. It ap pears that some unpleasing conspiracy is being launched by IT. the IT of ITS, and the doubtful daughter, into which Papa Benton has been unwill ingly drawn. As far as I can make out, the suggestion Is that I should unravel the tangled skein of crime and extricate papa." In a spasm of uncontrollable ex citement James sucked bis teeth. Lumme, it wouldn't 'alf go on the movies, would it?" he remarked. "Bet ter than them Bed Indiana and things." "I fear, James, that you are not In the habit of spending your spare time at the British museum, as I hoped," said Drummond. "And your brain doesn't work very quickly. The point Is not whether this hideous af fair is better than Red Indians and things but whether It's genuine. Am to battle with murderers, or shall find a house party roaring with laughter on the lawn?" "As long as you laughs like 'ell yourself, sir, I don't see as 'ow It makes much odds," answered James. "The first sensible remark you've made this morning," said his master hopefully. "I will go prepared to laugh." lie picked up a pipe from the man telpiece, and proceeded to fill It, while James Denny waited in silence. "A lady may ring up today," Drum mond continued. "Miss Benton, to be exact. Don't say where I've gone, if she does: but take down any mes sage, and write it to me at Godal mlng postoflice. If by any chance you don't hear from me for three days, get In touch with Scotland Yard, and tell 'em where I've gone. That cov ers everything if it's genuine. If, on the other hand. It's a hcax, and the house-party Is a good one, I shall probably want you to come down with my evening clothes and some more kit." "Very good, sir. I will clean your small Colt revolver at once." Hugh Drummond paused In the act of lighting his pipe, and a grin spread slowly over bis face. "Excellent." he "And See If You Can Find That Wa ter-Squlrt Pistol I Used to Hav Son of a Gun, They Called It." said. "And see If you can find that water-squirt pistol I used to bav Son of a Gun, they called It. That ought to raise a laugh, when I arrest the murderer with it." TWO. The 30 h.p. two-seater made short work of the run to" Godalming. As Drummond thought of the two guns rolled up carefully In his pajamas the harmless toy and the wicked little automatic he grinned gently to him self. The girl had not rung him up during the morning, and after a com fortabie lunch at his club, he had started about three o'clock. The hedges, fresh with the glory of spring. flashed past ; the smell of the country came sweet and fragrant on the air. There was a gentle warmth, a balm- iness In the day that made It good to be alive, and once or twice he sang tinder his breath through sheer light- heartedness of spirit. Surrounded by the peaceful beauty of the fields, with an occasional village half hidden by great trees from under which the tiny houses peeped out. It seemed Impos sible that crime conld exist laugh able. Of course the thing was a hoax. an elaborate leg-pull, but being not guilty of any mental subterfuge. Hugh Drummond admitted to himself quite truly that he didn't care a d n If It was. Phyllis Benton was at liberty to continue the Jest, wherever and whenever she liked. Phyllis Benton was a very nice girl, and very nice girls are permitted a lot of latitude, A persistent honking behind aroused him from his reverie, and he pulled Into the side of the road. An open cream-colored Rolls-Royce drew level, with five people on board. and he looked up as It passed. There were three people in the back two men and a woman, and for a moment his eyes met those of the man near est him. Then they drew ahead, and Drummond pulled up to avoid tiie thick cloud of dust. With a slight frown he stared at the retreating car; he saw the man lean over and speak to the other man; be saw the other man look around. Then a bend In the road hid them from sight, und still frowning, Drummond pulled out his case and lit a cigarette. For the man whose eye he nad caught as the Rolls went by was Henry Laklngton. There was no mistaking, that hard-lipped, cruel face. Presumably, thought Hugh, the other two occupants were Mr. Peter son and the doubtful daughter. Irma ; Presumably they were returning to The Elms. And incidentally there seemed no pronounced reason why they shouldn't. But, somehow, the sudden appearance of Laklngton hud upset him ; be felt Irritable and annoyed. What little he had seen of the man be had not liked ; he did not want to be reminded of him. especially Just as he was thinking of Phyllis. He watched the white dust-cloud rise over the hill in front as the car topped It ; he watched It settle and drift away In the faint breeze. Then he let In his clutch and followed quite slowly in the big car's wake. There had been two men in front the driver and another, and he won dered idly if the latter was Mr. Ben ton. He accelerated up the hill and swung over the top; the next mo ment he braked hard and pulled up Just in time. The Rolls, with the chauffeur peering into the bonnet, had stopped In such a position that it was Impossible for him to get by. The girl was still seated in the back of the car, also the passenger in front, but the two other men were standing in the road apparently watch ing the chauffeur, and after a while the one whom Drummond had recog nized as Laklngton came toward him. Tm sorry," he began and then j paused In surprise. "Why, surely it's Captain Drummond I" Drummond nodded pleasantly. 'The occupant of a car Is hardly like ly to change In a mile. Is he?" he re marked. "I'm afraid 1 forgot to wave as you went past, but I got your smile all right. Are you likely to be long, because if so. I'll stop my engine?" The" other man was now approach ing casually, and Drummond regarded him casually. "A friend of our little Phyllis. Peterson," said Labington. as he came up. "Any friend of Miss Benton's Is, I hope, ours," said Peterson with smile. "You've known her a long time, I expect?" "Quite a long time," returned Hugh, "We have Jazzed together on many Occasions." "Which makes It all the more un fortunate that we should have de layed you." said Peterson. "I can help thinking. Laklngton. that that new chauffeur Is a bit of a fool." "I hope he avoided the crash all light," murmured Drummond politely. Both men looked at hlra. "The crash!" said Lakington. "There was no question of a crash. We Just stopped." "Really," remarked Drummond. think, sir. that you must be right in your diagnosis of your chauffeur's mentality." He turned courteously to Peterson. "When something goes wrong, for a fellah to stop his car, by braking so hard that he locks both back wheels. Is no bon. as we used to say in France. I thought. Judging by the tracks in the dust, that you must have been in imminent danger of ramming a traction engine. I won der If I could help your man." he continued. "I'm a bit of an expert with a Rolls." "How very kind of you," said Peter son. "I'll go and see." He went over to the man and spoke a few words. . "Isn't It extraordinary," remarked Hugh, "how the eye of the boss gal vanizes the average man Into activ ity. As long, probably, as Mr. Peter son had remained here talking, that chauffeur would have gone on tinker ing with the engine. And now look, In a second all serene. And yet I dare say Mr. Peterson knows nothing about It really. Just the watching eye, Mr. Laklngton. Wonderful thing the human optic." He rambled on with a genial smile, watching with apparent interest the car in front. "Who's the quaint bird sitting beside the chauffeur? He ap peals to me Immensely. Wish to heaven I'd had a few more like him In France to turn into snipers." "May 1 ask why you think he would have been a success at the Job?" Lak ington's voice expressed merely per functory Interest, but his cold, steely eyes were fixed on Drummond. Drummond gets busy forces the fighting. and (TO BE CONTINUED.) HINDU IDEA OF "SEVEN SEAS" Writer In Boston Herald Shows That Expression Is Older Than the English Language. The question as to the origin and meaning of the term "The Seven Seas' having been raised in this column, I am surprised, says a writer In the Boston Herald, that as yet no one has called attention to the fact that the expression is far older than the Eng lish language, antedating even the science of geography as we under stand it. In prehistoric Hindu thought our world consists as to its solid parts of seven concentric, continental Dvl- pas, whose names are Jambu. Plaksha, Salmall. Kusa, Krauncha, Saka and Pushkara. According -to the sacred Vishnu Purana : "They are surrounded severally by seven great seas the sea of salt water (Lavana), of sugar-cane Juice (Ikshu), of wine (Sura), of clari fied butter (Sarpls). or curds iDadhi), of milk (Dugdha), and of fresh water (Jala). Jarabu-dvlpa Is the center of all these, and in the copies of this is the golden mountain Meru." Jambu is the dvipa occupied by human be ings. Meru the Indescribably glorious north polar mountain by which the portal to the heaven or heavens Is at tainable. In oriental literature, therefore, the expression "the seven seas has no ref erence to the bodies of water named seas by our geographers, but is an In teresting survival of the geocentric world view which we of the western nations have lost, but which all ortho dox Brahmins and Buddhists still hold sacred and true. Its recent appear ance In occidental literature Is doubt less more due to Kipling than to any other writer. Word "Negro" a Common Noun. The word "negro," used to distin guish a black man from a white man. s a common noun, and Is not capital ized. The words "Pole, Mexican, Rus sian," etc. are proper nouns designat ing the countries or nationalities from which white men come. In case the state or Indian nation to which the negro belonged was given, It would be written "an Oklahoma or Creek ne gro, in aescrming an inciuent in which a white man and a black man take part,' they would be designated as John Smith, white, or a white man. nd James Smith, negro, or a black man. The words are common aajec tives and nouns, anü are not capital ized. Kansas City Star. Ancients Knew of Compressed Air. The principle of compressed air was known to the ancients, having been experimented with by Hero, who lived from 284 to 221 B. C The compressed air pump was Invented by Otto von Guericke of Magdeburg, in 1654. Light Literature. The Angler Tve bought a fly book for each of us. The Novice Do you suppose we'll have time to read It? Boston Tran script. Ignorance Isn't bliss if you don't know a good thing when you see it. Poor relations are almost as easy to accumulate as empty tomato caA GOOD HIGHWAYS ONE-MAN ROAD GRADER PAYS Profitable Plan for Farmers in Com munity to Get Together and Pur chase Implement. Once two teams of horses and at least two men used to be required to level and grade roads. Now we have the one-man machine, which does the Job in half the time and never gets tired. Like all modern devices of this nature, it Is, of course, driven by gaso line. The single operator manipulates all the levers that control the cutting blades and also takes care of the en gine. All the controls are placed at bis elbow. If you live in a community where It Is the custom for each man to con- Gasoline-Driven Device Saves and Labor. Time tribute his share of labor toward keep ing the roads in condition, it will pay the men of the neighborhood to get together and purchase a one-man road grader end reduce the time and labor ordinarily necessary for this task. Popular Science Monthly. BETTER ROADS HELP BAB TES Farm la Made More Accessible Doctor and Nurse Danger in Travel Is Reduced. to It may seem a long way from good roads to better babies, and yet the two are closely connected. America has a great rural popula tion, throughout which babies are be ing born every day. These babies and their mothers need care, the visit of the nurse, the services of the physician, often of the surgeon, and how are they to have it If between lie miles of road impassable alike to -automobile or buggy? Of what use is the little hospital at the county seat if the woman whose life depends , upon its care cannot be taken there swiftly and comfortably? What difference does it make that the town physician may be a very wiz ard at treating diphtheria, if long be fore he can arrive at the farm the lit tle throat has been closed by the deadly film, or the little heart stopped by the depressant poison? Medical and surgical honors are generally claimed for the city when as a matter of fact the country doctor is often possessed of a skill as com plete as his heart Is big. Make the farm accessible to the doc tor and nurse, make the hospital and the health center accessible to the farm. Nature and skill will do the rest. Concord Monitor. THIN ROADS ARE EXPENSIVE Ordinary Rock Surface Under Motor Traffic Coming in Next Few Years. MacAdam was years ahead of his ace and years behind this one. The builders of the Applan Way knew more about building a road for a mo tortruck than MacAdam, strange as it may appear. It is the general opinion among road builders an opinion greatly quickened and altered by the war that the light stone roaa, De it surfaced or oil treated in what way you will, is not the road to build in the face of an avalanche of motor trucks that Is coming in the next few years. The motorcar brought oil to the road as a necessity. The water bond, which worked so well with iron tires and iron shod hoofs, Is useless against the suction of the pneumatic tire. But the oiled stone road that holds the 3,000-pound car with ease will not carry the five-ton truck and last. The railroad builders have found that for heavy traffic It pays to use the heaviest steel rails, the finest wood for ties and the best broken stone. and plenty of it, for ballast. Vegetables in Fall Garden. It should be remembered that prac tically all vegetables grown In the spring garden can be grown also in the fall garden, and such vegetables seeds as were left over from spring plantings may be used in the fall. No Doubt of Need. There isn't any doubt about the need for more and better roads when automohJes and trucks are the only means of bringing food to your city or town. Biggest Mileage In Texas. Texas, with 128,271 miles of roads, leads all other states with the great est total mileage; Rhode Island has the least with 2,121 miles. Highways of Importance. There were 47 highways of na tional Importance under construction throughout the United States last year. First Feed for Chicks. It Is best not to feed your baby chicks at all for the first 43 hours. tr' AUTOMOBILE TIRES "lirie Cords" & "Olympian Fabrics" QUALITY AND 8KRVICE. Writ for prtea Itrt. IIKHT A. HOSFOitll. l.trwj Araraa St. HOME OF THt COLE ALWAYS THE BEST IN USED CARS. Write lis for tuisplcle luorniioa. By by Mail. ' 1225 RROADWAV SHOES REPAIRED wnere In U. 8. at Deafer prim. L;Bsatlsfaetorr wor returned our expense. EASTERN SHOE (EMIR FAC TORY, YELLOW FRONT, 1353 CHAMPA STREET. KODAKS ANO KODAK FINISHING. TM DlBMr taata Hatftrtala Caataaae. RASTMAN KODAK ( UHPAJiV, 26 Sixteenth Street. Denver. Colorado. l'rr-r Prtre-s mm imttrm Send SI. 00 for 3-pound sample, past- paid. THE SPRAY COFFEE 4 SPICE CO., 21st and Market bu.. nearer. Coa. MAItCEl, WAVING We lead in this as ail other lines. Charles Hair & Beauty Shop. 410 16th St., Denver. Colo. FI.OWKUS KOU Al.l. OCCASIONS. Park Floral Co.. 1643 Broadway. IlKAUTY PAUI.OItS. Hair Goods by mail. Milllcent Hart Co.. 721 15th Sr. IIOIIM-AI.I.E.V JEWELRY CO. Dia monds, watches, silverware. Out town orders careful attention Eat. 1871. THE NEW YORK PLEATING CO. for best pleating, beailltehtng. covered buttons and bat loo boles, ttrlu for catalog. 1923 Stoat. Deorer. Cala. UY YOUR GROCERIES AT WHOLESALE PRICES. Stoekirewen' Wheletile Santa Ca.. 1523 Nineteen St. Four Drowned in Ontario. Ottawa, Ont. In an unsuccessful attempt to save his 9-year-old daugh ter, Laura, Thomas Toohey, age 53, and three other members of his fam ily were drowned In Otter lake. Laura, the youngest, waded beyond her depth while bathing a few feet from shore. Kathleen and Dorothy, trying to reach Laura, soon got beyond their depth and sank. Mr. Toohey and his son. Bernard, who were nearby, jumped in to the wuter and swam to where the girls had disappeared. They succeeded in bringing them to the surface, bu were unable to conduct them safely to the shallow waters. They all sank together. 18,000,000 Facing Starvation. London. Eighteen millions of Rus sians are facing death in the famine district, according to the latest esti mates from Riga. The starvation zone is 800 miles long, stretching along the middle and lower Volga valley. The Poles have discussed closing the fron tier but the fact that 1,500,000 Poles held prisoner in Russia are being re turned makes the closing difficult even if politically advisable. Business Conditions Improving. Washington. More active buying by xetail dealers in some sections of the country during July indicates a slight Improvement in the business sit uation, according to Archer Wall Douglas, chairman of the committee on statistics and standards of the Chamber of Commerce of the United States, in a monthly review of busi ness conditions. Reduction In Crop Yield. Washington. Practically every Im portant farm crop showed a loss In prospective production as a result of adverse conditions during July. The Department of Agriculture's report forecasts 52,000,000 bushels less wheat than estimated a month ago, 01,000. 000 bushels less com, 192,000,000 bush els less oats and 61,000,000 bushels less potatoes. Olympic Makes Fast Trip. New Tork. The liner Olympic com pleted her fastest transa tlan tice voy age, having made the trip from South ampton and Cherbourg in five days, 13 hours and 18 minutes. Sir Bertram Hayes, her commander, said the big boat would have done better had she not been delayed longer than usual at the French port. Dr. Harding Marries Nurse. Monroe, Mich. Dr. George T. Hard ing, father of President Warren O. Harding, came to Monroe, married Miss Alice Severns, for many years nurse in his office at Marlon, Ohio, and left the city before more than a score of Monroe citizens had guessed his iden tity. Dr. Harding is 76 years old. while his bride is 52. Racing to Port Prohibited. Washington. Midnight racing of Im migrant-laden steamers into American harbors to land the monthly quotas In the first minutes of the first day of the new month, may be done away with if ship line officers and (migration of ficials can get together and formulate a new agreement. The difficulty is said to be with the smaller lines. Learn to Soar, $120. Croydon, England. Forty dollars an hour Is the cost of learning to fly at an airplane school just opened here. If you're quick, you can learn to op erate a "ship" in three hours. Then. If you have more coin, you can take a post-graduate course, including looi-the-loop and other stunts. Child Saved After Seven Hours. Eureka, Calif. Four-year-old Betty Jean Sanders of Garfield, Wash., girded with a big life belt, was tossed about on the oil-coated sea for seven hours after the sinking of the Alaska before she was picked up by rescuers. The child was in charge of her grand mother. The woman placed the life belt about the little one and took her with her in one of the lifeboats. The boat upset in launching, and the child was thrown into the sea. Wood Will Be Governor General Washington. Maj. Gen. Leonard Wood was authoritatively stated to have been selected by President Hard ing for governor general of the Philip pines and to have expressed his will ingness to accept the post A bill de signed to remove all doubt of eligi bility of General Wood for the gover norship was introduced by Chairman Wadsworth, of the Senate military ÍcuiumiLiee sou is uuueraioou 10 nave been suggested by the administration.