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Synopsis. In December. 1918, foilr
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 seise world power.
The other three. Hocking, Ameri
can, and Stelneman and Von Grata,
Germans, 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. Capt. 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 and Henry I.aklngton.
Drummond decides to go to The
Larches. Miss Benton's home. Pe
terson and Laklngton stop his car
and look him over.
CHAPTER II Continued.
'Tie's so motionless," answered
Hugh. "The bally fellow hasn't
jhovpiI a muscle since I've been here,
I believe he'd sit on a hornet's nest,
and leave the Inmates guessing. Great
gltt, Mr. Laklngton. Shows a strengtn
of will but rarely met with a mind
which rises above mere vulgar cu
"It is undoubtedly a great gift to
liave such a mind. Captain Drura-
niond," said Lakington. "And If It
Isn't horn In a man. he should most
ertainly try to cultivate it. Shall
we be seeing you this evening?"
Drummond shrugged his shoulders.
"I'm the vaguest man that ever lived,'
he said lightly. "I might be listen
Ing to nightingales in the country ;
or I might be consuming steak and
onions preparatory to going to a night
Huh. So long. . . . Hope you don't
lirenk down again so suddenly."
He watched the Rolls-Royce start.
hut seemed in no hurry to follow suit.
And his many friends, who were wont
to regard, Hugh Drummond as a mass
'of brawn: not'too plentifully supplied
wlihf .brufhs, ..would have been puz
y.led had they seen the look of keen
.conceutcation on his face, as he stared
along the white dusty road. He could
not say why, but suddenly and very
oertainly the conviction had come to
him that this was no hoax and no
leg-pull but grim and- sober reality.
In his Imagination he heard the sud
den sharp order to stop the instant
they were over the hill, so that Peter
son .might have a chance of inspect
ing him; in a flash of intuition he
knew that these two men were no
ordinary people, and that he was sus
pect. Two thoughts were dominant
In his mind. The first was that there
was some mystery about the motion
less, unnntural man who had sat be
side the driver; the second was a dis
tinct feeling of relief that his auto
matic was fully loaded.
At half-past five he stopped in front
of Godaiming postofflce. To his sur
prise the girl handed him a wire, and
Hugh tore the yellow " envelope open
quickly. It was from Denny, and It
was brief and to the point :
"Phone message received. AAA.
iMiist see you Carlton ten day after
tomorrow. Going Godaiming now.
AAA. Message ends."
With a slight smile he noticed the
military phraseology Denny at one
time in his career hud been a signaler
and then he frowned. "Must see
you." She should at once.
He turned to the girl and Inquired
the way to The Larches. -It was
iibout two miles, he gathered, on the
uildford road, and impossible to
miss. A biggish house standing well
back In its own grounds.
"Is it anywhere. near a house called
The Elms?" he asked.
"Next door, sir," said the girl. "The
pn'nlens adjoin."
He thanked her, and having torn
up the telegram Into small pieces, tie
got Into his car. There was nothing
for it. he had decided, but to drive
linldly up to the house, and say that
lie had come to call on Miss Benton.
.He had never been a man who beat
sxbout the bush, and simple methods
sippealed to him a trait In his char
acter which many a boxer, addicted
i tortuous cunning in the ring, bad
jrood cause to remember. What more
natural, he reflected, than to - drive
over and see such an old friend?
lie had no difficulty In finding the
house, and a few minutes later he
was ringing the front-door bell. It
was answered by a maidservant.
"Is Miss Benton in?" Hugh asked
with a smile which at once won the
girl's heart.
"She has only just come back from
London, sir," she answered doubtfully.
T don't know whether ..."
"Wodld you tell her that Captain
Drummond called?" said Hugh as the
mnld hesitated. "That I happened to
find myself near here, and came on
4-hance of seeing her?"
Once again the smile was called
Into play, and the girl hesitated no
longer. "Will you come Inside, sir?"
he said. "I will go and tell Miss
She ushered him Into the drawing-room
and closed the door. It
was a charming room. Just such as he
would have expected with Phyllis. Big
wirtdows, opening down to the ground,
led out on to a lawn, which was al
ready a blaze of color. A few great
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oak trees threw a pleasant shade at
the end of the garden, and partially
showing through them, he could see
another house which he rightly as
sumed was The Elms. In fact, even
as he heard the door open and shut
behind him. he saw Peterson come out
of a small summer-house and com
mence strolling up and dcwn, smok
ing a cigar. Then he turned round
and faced the girl.
Charming as she had looked in Lon
don, she was doubly so how, in a sim
ple linen frock which showed off her
figure to perfection. But if he thought
he was going to have any leisure to
enjoy the picture undisturbed, he was
soon disillusioned.
"Why have you come here. Cap
tain Drummond?" she said, a little
breathlessly. "I said the Carlton
the day after tomorrow."
"Unfortunately," said Hugh, "I'd
left London before that message came.
My servant wired it on to the post
offlce here. Not that It would have
made any difference. I should have
come, anyway."
An involuntary smile hovered round
her lips for a moment ; then she grew
serious again. "It's very dangerous for
you to come here," she remarked
quietly. "If once those men suspect
anything, God knows what will hap
pen." It was on the tip of his tongue to
tell her that It was too late to worry
about that ; then he changed his mind.
"And what is there suspicious," he
asked, "in an old friend who happens
to be in the neighborhood dropping In
to call? Wherefore your telephone
message? What's the worry?"
She bit her lip and drummed with
her fingers on the arm of the chair.
"If I tell you," she said at length,
"will you promise me, on your word
of honor, that you won't go blunder
ing Into The Elms, or do anything
foolish like that?"
"At the present moment I'm very
comfortable where I am, thanks," re
marked Hugh.
"I know," she said ; "but I'm so
dreadfully afraid that you're the type
of person who . . . who . . ."
She paused, at a loss for a word.
"Who bellows like a bull, and
charges head down," interrupted
Hugh with a grin. She laughed with
him, and just for a moment their eyes
"It's Very Dangerous for You to Come
Here," She Remarked Quietly.
met. and she read in his something
quite foreign to the point at Issue.
In fact, it is to be feared that the
question of Lakington and his com
panions was not engrossing Drum-
mond's mind, as it doubtless should
have been, to the exclusion of all
"They're so utterly unscrupulous,"
she continued hurriedly, "so fiendishly
clever, that even you would be a child
In their hands."
Hugh endeavored to dissemble his
pleasure at that little word "even"
and only succeeded in frowning hor
ribly. "I will be discretion itself," he as
sured her firmly.
"I suppose I shall have- to trust
you," she said. "Have you seen the
evening papers today?"
"I looked at the ones that come out
In the morning labeled six p. m. ; be
fore I had lunch," he answered. "Is
there anything of interest?
She handed him a copy of the
Planet. "Read that little paragraph
In the second column." She pointed
to It, as he took the paper, and Hugh
read It aloud.
"Mr. Hiram C. Potts the celebrat
ed American millionaire Is progress
ing favorably. He has gone Into the
country for a few days, but is suf
ficiently recovered to conduct business
as usual." He laid down the paper
and looked at the girl sitting opposite.
"One Is pleased," he remarked in a
puzzled tone, "for the sake of Mr.
Potts. To be ill and have a name
like that Is more than most men
could stand. . . . But I don't quite
"That man was stopping at the
Carlton, where he met Laklngton,"
said the girl. "He Is a multi-mil-Ilonalre,
over here In connection with
some big steel trust; and when multi
millionaires get friendly with Laklng
ton, their health frequently does suf
fer." "But tliis paper says he's getting
better," objected Drummond. "'Suf
ficiently recovered to conduct business
as usual.' "
"If he Is sufficiently recovered to
conduct business as usual, why did he
send his confidential secretary away
yesterday morning on an urgent mis
sion to Belfast?"
"Search me," said Hugh. "Inci
dentally, how do you know he did?"
"I asked at the Carlton this morn
ing," she answered. "I said I'd come
after a job as typist for Mr. Potts.
They told me at the Inquiry office that
he was 111 in bed and unable to see
anybody. So I asked for his secre
ta and they told me what I've just
(old you that he hud left for Belfast
thnt morning and would be away sev
eral days. It may be that there's
nothing In it ; on the other hand, it
may be that there's a lot. And It's
only by following up every possible
clue," she continued fiercely, "that I
can hope to beat those fiends and get
daddy out of their clutches."
Drummond nodded gravely, and did
not speak. For Into his mind had
flashed suddenly the remembrance of
that sinister, motionless figure seated
by the chauffeur. The wildest guess
work certainly no vestige of proof
and yet, having once come, the
thought stuck. And as he turned It
oyer In his mind, almost prepared to
laugh at himself for his credulity
millionaires are not removed against
their will. In broad daylight, from one
of the biggest hotels In London, to sit
In Immovable silence In an open car
the door opened and an elderly man
came in.
Hugh rose, and the girl Introduced
the two jnen. "An old friend, daddy."
she said. "You must have heard me
speak of Captain Drummond."
"I don't recall the name at the mo
ment, my dear," he answered courte
ously a fact which was hardly sur
prising "but I fear I'm getting a little
forgetful. You'll stop and have some
dinner, of course."
Hugh bowed. "I should like to, Mr.
Benton. Thank you very much. I'm
afraid the hour of my call was a little
Informal, but being round In these
parts, I felt I must come and look
Miss Benton up."
His host smiled absentmindedly,
and walking to the window, stared
through the gathering dusk at the
house opposite, half hidden in the
trees. And Hugh, who was watching
him from under lowered lids, saw him
suddenly clench both hands in a ges
ture of despair.
It cannot be said that dinner was
a meal of sparkling gaiety. Mr. Ben
ton was palpably ill at ease, and be
yond a few desultory remarks spoke
hardly at all; while the girl, who sat
opposite Hugh, though she mode one
or two valiant attempts to break the
long silences, spent most of the meal
in covertly watching her futher. If
anything more had been required to
convince Drummond of the genuine
ness of his interview with her at the
Carlton the preceding day, the atmos
phere at this strained and silent party
supplied it.
As if unconscious of anything pecu
liar he rambled on in his usual In
consistent method, heedless of wheth
er he was answered or not; but all
the time his mind was busily working.
He had already decided that a Rolls
Royce was not the only car on the
market which could break down mys
teriously, and with the town so far
away, his host could hardly fail to
ask him to stop the night. And then
he had not yet quite settled how
he proposed to have a closer look at
The Elms.
At length the meal was over, and
the maid, placing the decanter in
front of Mr. Benton, withdrew from
the room.
"You'll have a glass of port. Captain
Drummond?" remarked bis host, re
moving the stopper, and pushing the
bottle toward him. "An old pre-war
wine which I can vouch for."
Hugh smiled, and even as he lifted
the heavy old cut glass, he stiffened
suddenly In his chair. A cry half
shout, half scream, and stifled at
once had come echoing through the
open windows. With a crash the
stopper fell from Mr. Benton's nerve
less fingers, breaking the finger-bowl
In front of him, while every vestige
of color left his face.
"It's something these days to be
able to say that," remarked Hugh,
pouring out himself a glass. "Wine,
Miss Benton?" He looked at the girl,
who was staring fearfully out of the
window, and forced her to meet his
eye. "It will do you good."
His tone was compelling, and after
a moment's' hesitation, she pushed
the glass over to him. "Will you pour
It out?" she said, and he saw that she
was trembling all over.
"Did you did you hear anything?"
With a vain endeavor to speak calmly,
his host looked at Hugh.
"That night-bird?" he answered
easily. "Eerie noises they make, don't
they? Sometimes In France, when
everything was still, and only the
ghostly green flares went hissing up,
one used to hear 'em. Startled nerv
ous sentries out of their lives." He
talked on, and gradually the color
came back to the other man's face.
But Hugh noticed that he drained his
port at a gulp, and Immediately re
filled his glass. ...
Outside everything was still; no
repetition of that short, strangled cry
again disturbed the silence. With
the training bred of many hours In
No Man's Land, Drummond was lis
tening, even while he was speaking,
for the faintest suspicious sound but
he heard nothing. The soft whisper
ing nlght-nolses came gently through
the window; but fhe man who had
screamed once did not even whimper
again. He remembered hearing a
similar cry near the brick-stacks at
Guinchy, and two nights later he had
found the giver of it, at the edge
of a mtne-crater, with glazed eyes that
still held In them the horror of the
final second. And more persistently
than' ever, his thoughts centered on
the fifth occupant of the Rolls
Royce. It was with almost a look of relief
that Mr. Benton listened to his tale of
woe about his car.
"Of course you must stop here for
the night," he cried. "Phyllis, my
dear, will you tell them to get a
room ready?"
With an inscrutable look at Hugh,
In which thankfulness and apprehen
sion seemed mingled, the girl left the
room. There was an unuutural glit
ter In her father's eyes a flush on his
cheeks hardly to be' accounted for by
the warmth of. the evening; and
It struck Drummond that during the
time he had been pretending to look
at his car, Mr. Benton had been fort!
fylng himself. It was obvious, even
to the soldier's unprofessional eye.
that the man's nerves had gone to
pieces, his daughter's worst forebod
ings were likely to be fulfilled. He
talked disjolntedly and fast; his
hands were not steady, and he seemed
to be always waiting for something
to happen.
Hugh had not been In the room ten
minutes before his host produced the
whisky, and during the time that he
took to drink a mild nightcap, Mr.
Benton succeeded In lowering three
extremely strong glasses of spirit.
And what made It the more sad was
thnt the man was obviously not a
heavy drinker by preference.
At eleven o'clock Hugh rose and
said good night.
"You'll ring if you want anything.
won't you?" said his host. "We don't
With a Crash the Stopper Fell From
Mr. Benton's Nerveless Fingers,
Breaking the Finger-Bowl in Front
of Him, While Every Vestige of Color
Left His Face.
have very many visitors here, but I
hope you'll find -everything you re
quire. Breakfast at nine."
Drummond closed the door behind
him, and. stood for a moment In
silence, looking round the hall. It
was deserted, but he wanted to get
the geography of the house firmly im
printed on his mind. He stepped
across toward the drawing-room. In
side, as he hoped, he found the girl.
She rose the Instant he came in,
and stood by the mantelpiece with her
hunds locked.
"What was it?" she half whispered
"that awful noise at dinner?"
He looked at her gravely for a
while, and then he shook his head.
"Shall we leave it as a night-bird for
the present?" he said quietly. Then
he leaned toward her, and took her
hands In his own. "Go to bed, little
girl." he ordered ; "this Is my show.
And. may I say, I think you're just
wonderful. Thank God you saw my
advertisement !"
Gently he released her hands, and
walking to the door, held it open for
her. "If by any chance you should
hear things in the night turn over
and go to sleep again."
"But what are you going to do?"
she cried.
Hugh grinned., "I haven't the re
motest Idea," he answered. "Doubt
less the Lord will provide."
The Instant the girl had left the
room Hugh switched off the lights, and
stepped across to the curtains which
covered the long windows. He pulled
them aside, letting them come to
gether behind him ; then, cautiously,
he unbolted one side of the big cen
ter window. Silently he dodged across
the lawn toward the big trees at
the end, and leaning up against one
of them, he proceeded to make a more
detailed survey of his objective. The
Elms. It was the same type of house
as the one he had just left, and the
grounds seemed about the same size.
A wire fence separated the two places,
and In the darkness Hugh could Just
make out a small wlcket-gote, clos
ing a path "which connected both
houses. He tried It, and found to his
satisfaction that it opened silently.
Save for one room on the ground
floor the house was in darkness, and
Hugh determined to have a look at
that room. There was a chink In the
curtains, through which the light was
streaming out, which struck him as
having possibilities.
Keeping under cover, he edged
toward it. and, at length, he got into
a position from which he could see
inside. And what he saw made him
decide to chance It, and go even closer.
Seated at the table was a man he
did not recognize; while on either
side of him sat Laklngton and Peter
son. Lying on a sofa smoking a
cigarette and reading a novel was a
tall dark girl, who seemed completely
uninterested in the proceedings of
the other three. Hugh placed her
at once as the doubtful daughter Irma,
and resumed his watch on the group
at the table.
A paper was in front of the man,
and Peterson, who was smoking a
large cigar, was apparently suggest
ing that he should make use of the
pen which Laklngton was obligingly
holding lu readiness.- In all respects
a harmless tableau, save for one small
thing the expression on the man's
face. Hugh had seen It before often
only then It had been called shell
shock. The man was dazed, seml-
unconsclous. Every now and then he
stared round the room, as if be
wildered ; then he would shake his
heed and pass his hand wearily over
his forehead. For a quarter of an
hour the scene continued ; then Lak
lngton produced an instrument from
his pocket. Hugh saw the man
shrink back iu terror, and reach for
the pen. But whet impressed him
most In that momentary flush of
action was Peterson. There was
something inhuman in his complete
passivity. Even as he watched the
man signing his name, no trace of
emotion showed on his face whereas
on Lakington's there shone a fiendish
The document was still lying on
the table, when Hugh produced his
revolver. He knew there was foul
play about, and the madness of what
he had suddenly made up his mind
to do never struck him ; being that
manner of fool, he was made that
way. But he breathed a pious prayer
that he would shoot straight and
then he held his breath. The crack
of the shot and the bursting of the
only electric light bulb In the room
were almost simultaneous, and the
next second, with a roar of "Come
on, boys," he burst through the win
dow. At an Immense advantage
over the others, who could see noth
ing for the moment, he blundered
round the room. He timed the blow
at Laklngton to a nicety; he hit him
straight on the point of the jaw and
he felt the man go down like a log.
Then he grabbed at the paper on the
table, which tore In his hand, and
picking the dazed signer up bodily,
he rushed through the window onto
the lawn. There was not an instant
to be "lost ; only the Impossibility of
seeing when suddenly plunged Into
darkness, had enabled him to pull the
thing off so far. And before that ad
vantage disappeared he had to be back
at The Larches with his burden, no
light weight for even a man of his
strength to carry.
But there seemed to be no pursuit,
no hue and cry. As he reached the
little gate be paused and looked back.
and he fancied he saw outside the
window a gleam of white, such as a
shirt front. He lingered for an Instant,
peering Into the darkness and recover
ing his breath, when with a vicious
phut something buried Itself In the tree
beside him. Drummond lingered no
more; long years of experience left
no doubt in his mind as to what that
something was.
The rescued man turns out to
be Potts, the American.
Statesmen and Others Wrong When
They Scoff at Work Done by
Research Departments.
The man who gives up his lifetime
to putting science at the service of
business finds himself eternally asked.
"What's the use?" Statesmen rise
from their seats and say:
"I see that some scientist fattening
at the government trough has meas
ured a hundred-thousandth of an inch.
What's the use?"
Hard - headed solid - headed busi
ness men read of research depart
ments and snort In disgust: "What's
the use? The. old rule of thumb Is
the common sense way."
We think of railroads as progres
sive oi .ran roa a men as eracieui.
Are they? Not if the Railway Age Is
to be believed, remarks the Nation's
There are only two test plants of
locomotives In the country, one owned
by the Pennsylvania, the other at the
University of Illinois. Only a few
railroads try out locomotives on road
service by means of a dynamometer
car. What's the use?
One road that did found that by
putting nn exhaust tip three-eighths
of an Jnch smaller on a Mikado type
locomotive it increased the firebox
temperature 400 degrees and saved
$57,000 a year In coal. On another
line tests made It possible so to alter
a locomotive as to reduce Its fuel
consumption 10 per cent and permit It
to haul three more passenger cars on
less coal and water.
That's what's the use!
When the Ships Come In.
Iu Hawaii, the Philippines and Cuba
one of the chief topics of Interest to
the islanders is the arrival and de
parture of steamers. Newspapers de
vote whole pages to these boat move
ments, to lists of the passengers,
Interviews with notables on board
and stories of the voyage by members
of the officers' staffs and crews. In
fact the arrival of the evening train
In a mainland country town holds
no more interest for the residents
than the maritime news has for the
people of Honolulu, Manila and
Havana. The Cuban capital has a
new object of Interest In this regard
in the lately instituted daily air serv
ice between that city and Key West.
The planes are of the United States
navy scout type, each carrying eight
The "Week-End."
Week-end means the end of the
week, but by extension, the period
from Friday night to Monday morn
ing. In England the term Is also used
attributively, as the week-end holi
days, and from this has sprung the
verbal phrase "to week-end," meaning
to employ the week-end as a holiday
season. A well-known authority In al
luding to the expression, week-end.
says: "This brief holiday has got into
serious history. No less an authority
than Dr. R. S. Gardiner notes in his
"Oliver Cromwell" that "Oliver if he
Invented nothing else may be regard
ed as the inventor of that modified
form of enjoyment to which hard
worked citizens have In our day giv
en the name of the week-end."
Needn't Break Her Word.
She (rejecting him) "I've always
told you I wouldn't marry the best
man on earth." He "I know that,
but we could be married In an air
plane, couldn't we." Boston Tran-seclpt.
Furnished by
Washington D.C.
iWtatero Newpper L'nioo .News Service.
Country offerings of wheat were
liliul. Jiuch export business in sight
for corn. Country offerings of corn
liberal. Jn Chicago cash market No.
2 red wiiu. r wheat closed at $1.19; No.
2 l.aru at 1.20; No. 2 mixed corn at
o3c; No. 2 jeilow at 54c; No. 3 white
oats at 3lc. For the week Chicago
September wheat dropped bc, closing
at $l.i; September corn dropped ic.
closing at 2 Vac Minneapolic Septem
ber wneat dropped 6?c. closing at
$1.24c. Kansas City September wheat
dropped 6vc, closing at $1.07 H. Chi
cao iieceiuber wheat closed at $1.18:
December coin at 53c. Minneapolis De
cemoer wheat closed at $1.23. Kansas
City December wheat closed at $1.10 Vt-
1'rults and Vegetables.
Increased potato supplies from New
Jeisey si.ippum: sections checked mud
erately advincins prices in eastern
markets. New Jersey sacked Irish cob
biers declined 15 to 20c per 100 pounds,
closing $3.153.85. August 18 123456 1
closing $3.15 3.85. The Pittsburgh
market advanced to $3.90$4.05. De
mand and movement improved at New
Jersey shipping points. Sacked cob
blers rane $3.503.65 per 100 pounds
f. o. b. Sucked early Ohios closed
slightly lower in Kansas City around
$3. Idaho white varieties advanced
20c per 100 pounds in Chicago, reach
ins $3.70U 3.&0.
Dairy Product.
F!utter markets weak and unsettled.
Demand has been only moderate since
prices reached lúgYi point early in Au
gust. I'nderyrrades clearing well. New
York. 42c: Philadelphia, 42 üc; Boston,
42 Vic; Chicago, 39c.
1,1 ve Stock and Meats.
Declines in Chicago hojr prices
ranged from 15c to 75c per 100 pounds,
liht hoBs declining most. Beef steers
averaired 25o to 50c lower, with but
cher cows and heifers steady to 25c
lower, rat lambs, fat ewes and year
iingrs were practically unchanged, while
better grades oí feeding lambs showed
a 50c advance. August 19 Chicago
prices: Hogs, top, $10.35; bulk of sales.
$8.25& $10.25; medium and good beef
steers. $7.00 9.75: butcher cows and
heifers, $3.50 tg 8.75; feeder steers. $5.50
7.75; lisht and medium weight veal
calves. $7.50 (a 9.25; fat lambs. $8.50
10.75; feeding lambs. $6.75g8.75: year
lings, $6.254 8.50: fat ewes, $3.255.25.
Stocker and feeder shipments from
11 important markets during the week:
Cattle and calves. 59,338; hogs, 3.855i
sheep. 36.328. With few exceptions
eastern wholesale fresh meat prices
showed moderate declines compared
with a week ago. Beef was 75c to
$1.50 lower: pork loins. $1 to $2 lower;
lamb, $1 to $3 lower, and mutton steady
to $1 lower per 100 pounds. Veal was
practical ly unchanged. August 19
prices good grade meats: Beef, $14.00'i
ib.ou; veal. lo.00fi-16.00; lamb, $21.00
423.00: mutton, $ll.no14.00; light
pork loins. $24.00 29.00- heavy loins.
lo.UU'J 2U.U0.
Market easier during week. Larger
receipts at western markets and
limited local and shipping demand has
lowered timothy prices $1 to $3 per
ton. Alfalfa and prairie movement
very light and markets dull.
Deniand and production litrht. Mar
kets practically at a standstill and
many quotations only nominal. Bran
and cottonseed meal weak, other prices
luiriy steady.
Spot cotton prices' declined four
points during the week, closing at
11.85c per pound. New York October
lutures down 21 points at 13.02c.
Prices on the beef offering were gen
erally 15 to 25 cents lower, while on
the common and medium grades prices
were irom a cents to so cents lower.
The feature of the steer section was
the sale or a carload of choice urrn s-
fed animals to a small killer at 7 cents
a pound. This was the top price dur
ing the session. Another load -of good
killing steers brought 6 cents a pound.
Top killing cows sold at $5.50, while a
load of yearling heifers brought the
same price.
A carload of good fat cows brought
Some stocker steers sold at $1.85.
Calves sold at prices ranging from 6
to 5 cents a pound.
A general slump of 25 to 50 cents in
values was shown on everything of
fered. The bulk of the supply sold at
7.50 to J9.M0 and would have been
around $7.00 to $8.50, if there had been
a liberal offering. Top hogs sold at
$9.25. These comprised two carloads of
light handy weight animals.
Few pigs were offered on the mar
ket. Prices are quoted at $8.00 to $8.50
ror the Dest Kinds.
Prices generally on the sheep mar
ket here were ho cents lower, wuota
tions were in line with the prices on
the river markets. Several carloads of
choice 66-pound lambs were sold to
packers at $8.50 flat. . A few 86-pound
ewes sold at 4.10 flat, the top price
on nest ewes. Another sale of 113
pound ewes went over the scales at 13
cents a pound flat. A fairly liberal
supply was here. Choice lambs are
quoted at prices up to 9 cents a pound
flat. Best ewes are quoted up to $4.10,
Metnl Market.
Colnrndo settlement prices:
Bar silver (American)..
Bar silver (foreign)
$ -991,4
Copper $ .1214 (
Corn. No. 3 yellow, per cwt..
...$ .95
... .92
Corn. Xo. 3 mixed, per cwt..
Wheat. No. 1. per bushel....
Oats, per cwt
... .81
. .. r.io
Barley, per cwt
... .85
T'-.nothy. No. 1. ton.". S16.50
Tim. thy. No. 3. ton 16.00
.South J'ark. No. 1. ton 15.00
South Park. F.O. 2. ton 14.00
Second bottom. No. 1. ton , 11.50
Second bottom. No. 2, ton 10.00
Alfalfa, ton 12.00
tít raw. ton 6.00
Red Cross Official Arrested.
Washington. c. E. Wilson, second
assistant treasurer of the American
lted Cross, has been arrested, charged
with larceny following an audit of his
books, which showed, according to Di
rector Livingston Farrnnd, a short
age of about $14,000. The warrant
specifically charged, the theft of
$800, but Ued Cross officials said this
was only one of a number of charges
acninst him. According to the police,
Wilson admitted shortages of more
than $13,000
American Youth Murdered.
El Paso, Texas. John W. Dye,
has advised the State Department at
American consul in Juarez, Mexico,
advised the State Department at
Washington of the murder of Bennett
Boyd, an 18-year-old American, on the
Carretas ranch. In northwestern Chi
huahua, sixty miles south of Hachita,
X. M. At the same time Mexican au
thorities In Juarez said a squad of
soldiers would be sent to the ranch to
hunt down the slayers, who are said
to be bandits.
Writ Li for tuuiplelt lDrormalloa.
y by Mall. 1225 SR0ADWAV
wlm la IT. S. at DenTer prim. Unsatisfactory wr
renirnrt our eipeoM. EASTERN SHOE RETAIS FAC
Dtnnr Pbott Material! taan.
626 Sixteenth Street. Denver. Colorado.
Pre-War Prices Ce-ffeo
LStDd $4.00 for 3 pound umpl. poat-
CO.. 21st and Market Hu.. IMnm. Col.
MAHI KI, WAVING We lead in this a
all other lines. Charles Hair & Beauty
Shop, 410 16th St.. Denver. Colo.
Park Floral Co.. 1643 Broadway.
HEAfJTY PAKLOHS. Hair Goods by
mail. MUlicent Hart Co.. 721 16th St.
monds, watches, silverware. Out town
orders careful attention Est. 1(73.
Tor bst pleating. hemitltehtDC. eovend button sad tan
tea bola. VTrlU for catalog. 1323 Stout. Peora. Col.
StMktmnrt' Wbala Sapply C., 1523 Nlnturatk St.
Wants Kaiser Surrendered.
London. The declaration that Hol
land should be called upon to surren
der the former German emperor was
made in the house of commons by Ho
ratio Bottomley, Independent, who
again raised the question of the re
cent trials in Leipslc of Germans ac
cused of acts in violation of the rules
of civilized warfare in the world war.
Mr. Bottomley said that if the demand
for the cx-kaiser's surrender should
be refused by Holland, and the British
government found itself unable to deal
with the matter effectively, the gov
ernment should make way for "mea
of sterner stuff."
Burns Succeeds Flynn.
Washington. Appointment of Wil
liam J. Burns as director of the bu
reau of investigation of the depart
ment of justice has been announced by
Attorney General Daugherty. Mr.
Burns succeeds William J. Flynn. "I
have known Mr. Burns personally for
thirty years and have watched him de
velop in his specialty," Mr. Daugherty
said. "Mr. Burns has severed his con
nection with the Burns Detective
agency and will come to Washington
and devote his 'entire time to the ser
vice." U. S. Tobacco Statistics. 1
Washington. Cigarettes numbering;
61,859,900,000 were manufactured In
the United States last year, the cen
sus bureau's annual tobacco report is
sued shows. Of that number 15,834,
000,000 were exported, leaving about
46,000,000,0000 factory-made cigarettes
for consumption in the United States.
Cigars manufactured numbered 8.720.
754,000 and tobacco manufactured, in
cluding chewing and smoking and snuff
totalled 413,891,000 pounds.
Exports Are Increasing.
Washington. Exports of both cot
ton and wheat increased in volume, but
declined in value during July, as com
pared with last year, commerce depart
ment figures disclosed. Cotton ex
ports amounted to 527,000 bales, valued
at $32,000,000, compared with 211,000
bales, worth $44,000,000, a year ago.
Wheat exports aggregated 25,000,000
bushels at $37,000,000, as against 24.
000,000 bushels at $70,000,000 last year.
Robbers Get Another Pay Roll.
San Francisco, Calif. Bandits held
up Walter Mayers and George Beban,
paymasters, and escaped witli $9,000.
the pay roll of the American Can
Company, which they were transport
ing from a bank to the factory here.
The robbers escaped In an automobile.
Bronze Tablet to Foch.
Tarbes, France. A tablet to com
memorate the achievements of Mar
shal Foch, commander-in-chief of the
forces which victoriously opposed the
forces of the central empires in the
World war, was placed in the hous
here where Marshal Foch was born.
The tablet was placed by the 250 mem
bers of the American Legion who came
to France for the dedication of the
monument to the American Expedi
tionary Forces, presented to the Unit
ed States by the inhabitants of Fllrey
and liberated Lorraine.
Probing "Open Shop."
Chicago. The United States rail
road labor board is understood to be
probing charges that railroads were
establishing the open shop plan, thus
evading jurisdiction of the board. Ac
cording to word from Marion, Ohio,
the Railway Service Company has tak
en over the operation of the Erie rail
road and are re-hiring employes on
an open shop basis. Since the Rail
way Service Company is not a. "com
mon carrier" it was pointed out that
it would not be subject to supervision
by the railroad board.
Mexicans Buy U. 6. Goods.
Mexico bought nearly $20,000,000 of
goods from the United States in May,
according to an official report pub
lished in The Mexican Post of Mexico
City. The Mexican purchases were
far ahead of those of any other Latin-
American country, and led those of
Cuba, Mexico's nearest competitor, for
American goods, by $8,000,000. Only
four countries In the entire world.
Great Britain, Canada, Italy and Ger
many, bought more during this month
than did Mexico.
Confiscated Booze a Question.
Washington An overstocked nation
al booze cellar that nobody knows bow
to empty is one of the unusual herit
ages of Uncle Sam under the prohi
bition law. Attorney General Daugher
ty told the cabinet. He said large
sums of much needed funds were be
ing eaten np In storage house rentals
and policing expenses to keep confis
cated liquor the government did not
want. The law says the liquor is to
be confiscated, but does not say how
to dispose of It.

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