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By B. Fletcher Robinaoa
Co-Auti with A. Cuou Doyle at
"Th Hound ofths BknKll"c.
Tbe local was Just steaming Into
the station when a tat, red-faced man
earn panting out of the booking -of
fice. Peace gave my arm a squeeze
aa be passed.
That Is Horledge, the chief sup
porter of Coran's opponent In tomor
row' election," he whispered.
"So yuu have been making lome
new friends since I saw you last?"
"One or two," be said, stepping in
to a carriage.
When we arrived at Brendon, the
Inspector led me off to an Inn in the
enter of the town. It was a pleasant,
old-fashioned place, with black ratt
an peering through the plaster of the
celling and oak panelling high on the
valla. The modern Brendon bad
wrapped It about, but It had not
changed for three centuries. Ton
may find many such ancient inns
about London, which watch the march
of the red brick suburbs with a dig
nified surprise, until one day the build
er steps in, and the old coach and
bones or white hart comes tumbling
town, and a cheap chop and tea house
reigns In its stead. We dined early.
At half-past seven, by the grandfath
er clock In the corner. Peace rose.
"Mr. Coran's meeting does not be
gin until eight; but I want to be there
arty come along."
Th platform was empty when we
arrived, but a score of people wen
already on the front benches. We did
Dot Join them, seating ourselves near
th door. Brendon, or the graver
part of it, moved by us in a tiny
stream. A few elden walked up to
the platform with the air of those who
realize that tbey are something in the
world. The clock above them was
pointing to the hour when, with a
thumping of feet and a clapping of
hands, Coran appeared, and shook
bands with the white-whiskered old
It was while the chairman was in
troducing "the popular and venerated
townsman who bad come to address
them," that the red face of Mr. Hop
ledge came peering In at the door. He
stood there for a minute, and then
modestly sat down on the bench be
fore us. Peace touched my arm, and
we moved along until we were just
The chairman ended at last, and,
amid fresh applause, Coran rose and
stood gazing down at the little crowd
with a lenevolent satisfaction. Their
respect and admiration was the breath
of life to the man. You could see it
In bis eyes. In bis gesture aa he beg
ged for silence.
He bad got no farther when Hot
ledge sprang to bis feet with a raised
"Mr. Chairman," he shouted. "I
have a question to ask the candidate."
There was a slight outcry, a few
hisses and groans; but the tide of lo
cal politics did not run strongly In
Brendon. Besides, everyone knew
HoTledge. He had the largest gro
cer's Ehop In the town.
"It would be better to question him
after bU speech, Mr. Horledge," pro
tested the old chairman.
"1 should prefer to answer this gen
tleman at once," Coran Interposed.
SAVING THE ITALIAN BABIES
Maternity Insursnce In That Coun
try Has Greatly Reduced Infant
Italy Joined In 190J the few Euro
pean states which have established
laws for the better protection of wo
men working In Industrial occupations
after confinement. This law prohib
ited women from working for a month
after confinement, but contained do
provisions about the collecting of
funds from which thn expenses could
be defrayed. For this reason regiv
latlons were generally disregarded,
and women went back to work as soon
as they were able to do so.
At th end of April, 1312, a new law
came Into force. All women In Indus
tries between fifteen and fifty year
He stood wtth till hands. rtnrrnf
and unclasping, before htai, but nev
er moved his eyes from his opponent
There was grit in the fellow, after all.
"It would be simpler If yon with
drew," said th red-faced man. shuffl
ing his feet uneasily.
"That your party's candidal might
be returned unopposed?"
"Dont force me to explain," cried
Horledge. "Why not withdraw!"
"You wast th time of the meet
ing." "Very well, gentlemen, I say that
Mr. Coran there la no fit candidate,
There is something unsettling in
the otRctal tap on the shoulder which
th police of all countries cultivate,
something which it dot's not take pre
vious experience to recognise. Hor
1 edge's face turned a shad paler aa
be glanced over his shoulder at Um
little man who baa thus demanded bis
"And what do you want? be
"I am Inspector Addington Peace,
of the Criminal Investigation depart
ment. I warn you. Mr. Horledge, that
you are lending yourself to an attempt
The detective spoke in so oft a
voice that I, who was standing by hla
side, could barely catch the words.
"Bleaa my soul, you aay soT" cried
"I should like a five minutes' talk
with Mr. Coran and yourself. After
that you may take your own course.
Will you suggest itT"
Mr. Horledge did not take long to
make up his mind. He told th meet
ing that he might have been misin
formed. If they would permit It, be
asked for a five minutes' private con
versation with the candidate.
The meeting received the ausrges
tlon wtth cheers. It was something
unusual In the monotony of such func
tions. We walked np th central aisle
between a couple of hundred pairs of
curious eyes, mounted the platform,
and followed Coran Into a small ante
room, the door of which Peace closed
"On June IS the Brendon Anti-Vrvi-section
society, of which you, Mr.
Horledge, are president, received the
ltM I lLr.L. ''I
sum of twenty pounds from an anony
mous source." said the little detec
"That sum was extorted from Mr.
Coran by the threat of revealing the
secret which Miss Rebecca Coran told
you this morning, and which you veri
fied this afternoon by a reference to
the old newspaper files In the British
"I had no Idea this i moat sur
prising. I Is it illegal?" be stutter
ed. "Blackmail for whatever purpose is
Illegal. Further attempts have been
made to extort money. It la because
they failed that you were placed In
possession of the facts today."
"It seemed a mean trick, anyway,"
said Horledse, penitently. "I wish I
had never listened to the old cat
But, Squaretoes I beg your pardon,
Mr. Coran I mean our friend here
has always been such a model that
I thought It rather fun. He can win
the election, and welcome, after this."
"That Is all, then. I want a word
In private with these two gentlemen.
of age belong now to an obligatory
maternity Insursnce fund. The em
ployer pays the dues of 20 to 40 cents
a year, and Is allowed to deduct half
the amount from thu wages. These
dues, together with fines of employes
for violation of the law and a govern
ment subsidy, makes It poaslble to
give In case of confinement IS. It
does not make any difference whether
the woman Is married or not. Mother
and child are thus taken of for at least
one month after the birth of tbe In
fant The Italian law requires, furth
er, that a factory wtth more than
fifty women workers must provide a
decent room In which mothers can at
tend to their babies and nurse them.
Frequently, large factories bave a kind
of day nursery with a trained nurse In
charge. Infant mortality bas been
greatly reduced among Industrial
workers. The Surrey.
Good" rdgM to you. and many foanlrs."
"Great Boot! Inspector, but you
gave m a fright 1 hope, Mr. Coran,
you don't boar malice? That's all
right, then. Good night all."
As he disappeared through th door
th elder man dropped tutu a chair,
covering his fare with his hands.
"This is shocking!" be groaned.
"Oh. Mr. Peace, are you sure it was
"There is no doubt at all."
"Hut what can I do now?" be asked,
looking from on to the other of us,
with a pitiable expression. "Shall I
"Nonsense," said the little detec
tive, firmly, "tight your election and
win It, air; and the best wajr to begin
Is to go back and tell them all about
"Oo and tell them? Qo and tail the
meeting?" be cried.
"Yea. They'll like you all the bet
ter for It. Do you suppose there la
no human nature In Brendon? Are
yon going to keep this miserable scan
dal hanging over your head all your
life? If you stick to politics some one
is sure to rake It up. He a man. Mr.
Coran, and get It over now."
He had got to his feet, his eye set
with a sudden determination. H
stretched out his hand to each of us,
turned about, and marched out of th
room like a soldier leading a forlorn
hope against a fortress. As the door
slammed behind him. Peace looked at
me with an expression in which sym
pathy and humor were oddly mingled.
"Take my word for it. Mr. Phillips,"
he said, "many a reputation for dea
perat valor baa been won by a less
It was not until after two days that
I heard the arguments by which the
Inspector had worked bis way to a
conclusion. Tbey form a good ex
ample of his methods.
"It was evident." be said, "that the
blackmailer knew Coran's character,
his position as regards the election,
and the details of his house and
grounds. Those facts suggested a
relative or close personal friend. The
theory that It was a relative was
strengthened by the newspaper cut
ting. It waa not a thing a casual ao-
13 SKXEN&I i G2GWO.
quahitance would be likely to keep b)
him all these yeara.
"From Coran I learnt that be had
had differences of opinion with Mist
Rebecca. In my conversation wltt
her she spoke bitterly of bis refusal
to subscribe to ber society for the pre
. I - ..I I , ' 1. ... J
veuuoD oi u.
. .1 T i V a m . .
Ing the financial difficulties in whlcs
the local branch, of which she Is th
secretary, was placed. Those facta
"Before Apple ton arrived last nJghl
I bad carefully searched the summer
house. In a corner of the woodwork
I discovered a note from Mlse Emily.
Tbe place was the lover's letter box
Indeed, I had been expecting thai
young gentleman's appearance kmg
before be came. I did not, however,
tell this to Mr. Coran when be pressed
for an arrest It would hardly have
been fair on tbe glrL I do not Imag
ine that they will And the old gen
tleman so stony-hearted after to
night. As for the young man. In tbe
Inquiries I made concerning him, 1
found nothing that waa not straight
1 nnd honest. I put him out of the list
at an early date.
"Who the person may have been
that listened at the window I cannot
1 say; but I conclude it was Miss Re
becca. She certainly did not attempt
to carry off the parcel.
"This morning I discovered that an
anonymous donation of twenty pouDds
was sent to Miss Rebecca's society the
day after the first successful attempt
at blackmail. I kept an eye on tbe
house, and shortly after midday she
walked down to Horledge's shop. He
is the president of her society. They
remained for some time together, and
then Horle'lKo took a train to London.
I followed Mm to the newspaper room
In tbe Itrltlsh museum. Things wer
"I have now no doubt that Mlse Re
becca guessed who w were from tbe
first She told the secret to Horledge,
who was, you remember, one of bar
brother's chief opponent In the elec
tion, out of sheer feminine sptt. I
suspected the man would attempt
something at tbe meeting on Friday
night My suspicion waa correct, ae
"And th election r
"H won his seat on the council. I
think fa deserved It. Mr. Phillips."
(CILUOXICXJL3 TO BE CONTUTOKZm)
NEWS NOTES OF
Resume of World's Important
Events Told in Brief.
A Democratic caucus has agreed on
income tax provisions.
F.leven boys were drowmd at Law
rence. Mass., when a fragile bridge
President Wilson takes three days'
rest aboard the residential yacht
Plentiful rains and fine crop reports
from the Northwest lower wheat
prices at Chicago.
Kemnants of General Ojeda's fed
eral army have arrived at Guayma in
The Supreme court has agreed to
the dissolution plan of the Union and
Southern Pacific merger.
San Francisco's postmaster has re
fused to resign at the request of Post
master General Burleson.
The attorney general of Minnesota
as decided that cigarettes cannot be
sold on trains in that state.
Bulgarians attacked Greeks and Ser
vians on all sides, and a general war
between the former Balkan Rallies be
In a speech in Portalnd, ex-Vice
President Fairbanks lauded the United
States for the manner in which it had
performed its Christian duty towards
Cuba and the Philippines.
A hail player at Baker. Or., was
struck on the forehead by a pitched
ball and lies unconscious in the hospv
tal with a badly fractured Bkull and
small hope of recovery.
A system of elective studies is be
ing introduced in Oregon high schools,
enabling students to take only those
branches which they will need in their
chosen trades or professions.
While flying over the federal lines
at Guaymas, Didier Masson, the
French aviator employed by the Mex
ican rebels, was fired uiion and was
seen to suddenly lurch and descend
within the federal lines.
The German National Association of
Chambers of Commerce has begun an
active war on the American Tobacco
The recent lobby inquiry is believed
to have done much good, and is now to
be extended to investigate fresh
Duke Ludwig, of Bavaria, aged 82
years, is seeking divorce.
Alaskan natives are becoming
wealthy raising reindeer.
Governor Durne has signed the
Illinois woman sutfrsge bill.
The Oregon board of pardons de
clares the "honor system" a failure.
The hotel St Denis, one of the old
est and most noted in New York, is
Investigations reveal an elaborate
effort to "bunco" Wall Street by cer
tain financial interests.
The Arctic exploration ship Kar
luk lias left Victiora, H. C, for Nome,
where Stefansson and his party will
Wheat-Track prices : Club. 90ft, 92c
per bushel; bluestem, 95ft 90c; forty
, . . . ,,,'. u' . '
()ats--No. 1 white, $29fi;30 per ton;
stained and off grade, less.
MillstufTs Bran, $24.G0ri25 per
ton; shorts, $20.00(27; middlings,
Harley Feed, f 23.MXW 24 ; brewing,
nominal; rolled, $28.6ur7,29.
Hay Eastern Oregon timothy,
choice, $1XW19 per ton; alfalfa, $13
Onions Red and yellow, $1.25 per
Vegetables Artirhokes, 75c per
dozen ; asparagus, Oregon, hiicdi $ 1 ;
beans, 5v6c pound; cabbage, ljfi7 2c;
cauliflower, $2 per crate; corn, 40c
per dozen; cucumbers, 90e per box;
eggplant, 25c pound; head lettuce, 35
f40c per dozen; peas, 3ft 5c pound.
Green fruits Apples, new, $1.25
per box; old, nominal ; strawberries,
50ft,75c per crate; cherries, 4ft 10c
per pound; apricots, $1. 25ft 1.50 per
box; cantaloupes, $1. 75ft 2.60 per
crate; peaches, 90eft$1.25 per lmx;
raspberries, $1.75 per crato; logan
berries, $1. 75ft 2 per crate.
Poultry Hens, 13ft l.'ijc per pound;
springs, 18ft20c; turkeys, live, 18ft,
20c; dressed, choice, 24ft 25c; ducks,
Fggs Oregon ranch, case count,
23ft 21c per dozen ; candled, 25ft 2f!c.
Hutter City creamery, cubes, 28c
per pound; prints, 30c.
Pork Fancy, 10jftllc per pound.
Veal Fancy, 14ft 14 Jc per ound.
Hops 1912 crop, 13ft 15c pound;
1913 contracts, 14ft 14Jc.
Wool Kastern Oregon, 10Jft164c
per pound; valley, 18ft,19c; mohair,
1913 clip, 31c.
Grain Bags Portland, 9ift9e.
Cattle Choice steers, $8ft8.75;
good, $7.2Cft.7.75; medium, $7ft7.25;
choice cows, $6. 50ft 7. 50; good, $0.25
ftfi.50; medium, $0ftf.25; choice
calves, $8ft9; good heavy calves, $0.50
ft,7.60; bulls, $4ftR.
Hogs Light, $8.50ft9.15; heavy,
$7. 50ft 7.90.
Sheep Wethers, $4ft5; ewes, $3fti
4.50; lambs, $5ft,7
HUNDREDS DIE FROM IIKAT
Mississippi Vlly and F.at Suffer
Chicago Kcports received up t
Wednesday night showed that at least
112 persons died Wednesday as a re
sult of the heat wave in the Central
West, which has continued milliter
ruptedly for six days. It extended
from Denver to Pittsburg", and as far
north as Lake Superior.
From Ut? degrees at Pittsburg, the
teniHraturo through the whole Middle
West ranged well into the '.Mis. Mar
quette, usually cool, on the shore of
Lake Superior, recorded 9- degrees
and culminating with 102 degrees in
Chicago. This gave Chicago a record
for the day of being the hottest place
in the United Stales except for Tuc
son, Arix.. where the temperature ulso
Fatalities due to the heat were re
ported at Hibbing. Mum.: Hiwabik,
Minn.: Milwaukee, Kaeino. Lacrosse.
Wis.; Peoria. St. Louis, Grand Rapids,
Cleveland and Chicago. In Chicago
alone there were 47 deaths officially
reMirted. From different points in
Wisconsin 13 deaths were reported.
Drownings, electrical storms, high
winds and intense heat were the. feat
ures of the weather near Duluth.
Heat prostrations were beyond
Fortv-six persons are known to have
'died here as a result of the intense
heat. This number includes only the
cases reorted hy the coroner and the
police, and It is expected will be In
creased by reports of private physi
cians. Of these deaths. S9 were the d'rect
result of heat, tive persons committed
suicide, directly traceable to the heat,
and two deaths were of children seek
RIG CHRISTIAN MF.KT OFL.W':!)
Ten Thousand in Portland Turn
Out in Rain.
Portland, Or. In the presence of
10,000 people the second WoiM's
Christian Citizenship conference open
ed Monday afternoon in Multnomah
stadium. The sessions will continue
for eight days. A thin drizzle of rain
which started at the opening hour
failed to daunt either participants or
audience, and the out-of-door exer
cises were carried out as scheduled.
Addresses of welcome were made by
Governor West; Charles K. Wolvcr
ton, judge of the United States Dis
trict court; T. J. Cleeton, county ami
probate judge of Multnomah county.
and II. It. Albec, mayor-elect of Port
land. Response was made by the pre
siding officer of the conference, Dr.
James S. Martin, of Pittsburg.
Two addresses featured the opening
day's proceedings, "I Am for Men,"
by the Kev. Kobert F. Coy In. I). D.,
of Denver, and "Government of the
People, by the People and fur the Peo
ple," by the Kev. James T. McCory,
I). D., of Pittsburg.
Ministerial and lay delegates to the
conference spoke in various churches
MON DF.LL HKLI'S KNTRYMKN
Hills Are Introduced Relating to
Washington, D. C. A bill provid
ing; for a second homestead or desert
land entry to all qualified eritrymen
having lost or abandoned a former
entry has been introduced by Repre
sentative Momlell. The bill would
make cancellation of the former entry
on account of fraud or the salu of the
former entry at a price greater than
the tiling fees, the only disqualifica
tion. Mr. Mondell has also introduced a
hill providing complete title to entry
men who have accepted limited titles
to lands withdrawn on acount of min
erals but later restored as non-mineral.
Cigarettes Under Ran.
St. Paul-Cigarettes cannot be sold
on trains in Minnesota, according to
an opinion given by the state attorney
general's office. The decision was
handed down in reply to a question. A
law adopted at the last session of the
legislature provided for the sale of
cigarettes by licensed dealers. The
attorney general's ollice in its derision
declared that the new law only provid
ed for the sale of cigarettes at one
place and a definite municipality,
while trains travel through any num
ber of towns.
Tobacco Truat Target.
Berlin The German National Asso
ciation of Chambers of Commerce has
called on its members to siipsirt act
ively the campaign to check the pro
gress of the American Tobacco trust
in Germany and to edurate the busi
ness world and German consumers up
to the dangers arising from a possible
trust monopoly. Two large defensive
organizations of non-trust tobacco men
have been formed already and business
men are urged by the association to
Four Sister Drown.
VMUarl In, I t,... . .
"r Krs, sisiers,
onro fliviuiniul V. . . -.. I . i .,
" - - in-rc wnen mo inree
elder girls sprang into St. Joseph's
river in a vain attempt to save a
younger sister. Graco Schwyn, 7
years old, fell into the river while
f tl r L inn Vi.il..a i- t . . .
v. ,ifiiM a iimn wnicn
overhung the water. The other girls
Alice, 16; Clara, 13, and Ida, 11, nt
empted to save her and themselves
were all drowned. The bodies were
MAY COME WEST
Young Ladies (Jet Promise From
I'rUeleaa Kellc U "Personal Prop,
erty" of City-Question RU
With New City Council.
Washington, D. C lobbyists j
are the nine young women from Or,
gon, Washington and Idaho who !.
vadud the Fast under the leadershln
of Phil S. Hates, of Portland, to wrest
temporarily from the City of Hrvthcr.
ly I.ove its most treasured relic, thi
When Mr. Hates set out forth
Fast with his pnrty, mostly school
teachers, he and the others had th
idea that the Liberty Hell is a nation
al relic, in which the people ofthi
Pacific Coast have the same inlernt
and control as the city of Philadelphia,
where the bell reposes. The Philadtl.
phiana, however, produced their proof
to show that the Liberty Hell a ,
fact the pnqierty of the city of Phil,
dclphia, having been purchased by tht
cny mvuny us in uevomtlun
.:.. I.....L I I,
a rhanire In tk
tactics of the young
stead of making a
women, siui is.
demand that tot
bell 1m sent West in
1915. they used
their artful wiles on the hearty mayor
and on the hundred-odd members of
the Philadelphia city council to con
vince them that Philadelphia, in tht
interest of patriotism, ought to allow
its treasure to be carried across tht
ointment. In the party liraded by
Mr. Hates are Marvel !larmv K
Perce, Lewis county, Idaho; Laura II.
Dawson, Voltage, Harney county, Or.;
Fthel M. Hutchcroft, Yamhill, Or.;
Nett K. Drew, Klamath Falls, Or.;
Helle Crawford Nelson, Veers, Or.;
Mabel Morrison, Colfax, Wash.; Mi;
Springer. Walla Walla, Wash. ; Sara
A. Mosely, Hicl-.leton, Wash., aul
Mrs. G. L. Haikey, rhawnn, county
suerintcndent of public instruction,
Kittitas county, Washington.
Mayor Hlatikenship extended a for-
1 1 it 1 greeting to the young women,
who pointed out that by the taking of
the bell on a journey to the Pacific
Coast thousands of school children
along the route would have an oppor
tunity to gaze on the relic.
The mayor replied that his latt
doubt had been removed, and said that
in so far aa it lay within his power b
would help along the project, lie ei
plumed that the city council, rather
than the mayor, had control of tht
However, as the matter must await
the election of a new city council, no
dclinitu answer ran be had until next
winter. The members of the HaUi
party are satisfied they have paved tbt
way for a favorable derision.
IIKAT KILLS 51 IN ONE DAT
Sudden Torriditjr Causes Suffering
Fast of Koekica.
Chicago Tho following is the desth
roll from tho excessive heat for om
day throughout the Fast anil Middle
Chicago. 10; Mailwsukee. 6; Phila
delphia. 9; St. Paul. 10; Boston, 1;
Cleveland, 15; Minneapolis, I.
From the Kocky Mountains to Ida
Atlantic sealsiard the sun Saturday
beat down pitilessly, causing death
and suirerinir over a wide area. Ki f-
i ty-one deaths, directly attributable to
nest, were reported from the larger
centers of population, and 114 proatra
tions were reKirl'l, this latter figur
evidently being far short of the actual
number of persons who suffered sun
stroke, as from many places the num
ber of deaths only was sent over the
w ires, with no mention msde of th
number of prostrations.
(olden Straps Restored.
Washington, D. C Naval olncvrt
want their golden shoulder msrkl
back, and Secretary Daniels deciiW
Saturday that they should have them.
Hear Admiral Badger, commander-in-chief
of the Atlantic fleet, and S ma
jority of his officers recommended tht
reversal of several of ex-Serretary
Meyer's orders for changes in the un
iform. The order provides for art
turn to the type of shoes formerly
worn ami makes it optional with bu
reau chiefs whether they shall wrar
the rear admiral's uniform on speciw
Women lo Oppoae Ballot.
Boston - A hot weather stump-speak-lug
campaign extending "from the tip
of Cape Cod to the top of the Berk
shires" is announced by Mrs. Jamas
M. Codrnan, following a meeting Of
the executive committee of the Mas
sachusetts Society Oposed to the Fur
ther Kxtension of Suffrage to Wo
men, of which she is president. Pi"!
ing on July 22, a week will be devoted
to Cape Cod, after which the '
more votes for women" speakers will
move westward. Tho organizat""1
has a membership of 20.000 women.
Geneva Women Vote First.
Geneva, 111. The honor of being th
first women In the state of Hlinoit W
vote under the new woman iiffraK
law will rorne to the women of tm
city July 15, when a proposal for fr
kindergartens goes before the voters.
Promoters of thn. free kindergsrtrti
say that with the women voting we
cess is assured.