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WORLD'S M G S
OF ( H I T WEEK
B C D
Mexican Troops Give Aid to Fleeing Out
Brief Resume of General News
law and His Band— Movement of
from All Around the Earth.
Soldiers Northward Alarms.
UNIYOISAI HAPPENINGS IN A NUTSHELL
Uve News Items of All Nations and
Pacific Northwest Condensed
for Our Busy Readers.
American troops in Mexico are re
ported to have suffered from snipers.
The Chicago Tribune strongly ad
vises mobilization of the National
Paris avers the German attack on
Verdun has failed, and believes the
worst is over.
The people of Belgrade are suffering
from a shortage of provisions and sani
tary conditions are bad.
A 15,000 ton Dutch liner was sunk
off the coast of Holland, either by a
mine or torpedo, the captain claiming
The cannery tender Alpha sunk near
Rachel island, on the British Columbia
coast, and six of her crew of seven are
believed to be lost.
The name of Clarence True Wilson,
of Kansas, was filed with the secretary
of state as a prohibition candidate for
the vice presidential nomination.
Asiatic cholera Vas broken out at
Belgrade according to an Athens dis
patch. F ifty cases have been reported
daily and 30 deaths have occurred.
Tom Swanson, of Vancouver, B. C.,
was shot and killed near Atlin by his
partner, Charles Petit, who mistook
him for a moose while the two were
The senate has passed Senator Poin
dexter’s bill appropriating $2,065,000
to equip the Puget Sound navy yard
for construction of battleships. It now
goes to the house.
Captain the Hon. W. J. Shaughnessy,
eldest son of Lord Shaughnessy, of
Montreal, Canada, enlisted for over
seas service. He will go as an adju
tant, an office he has filled for more
than a year.
The National Woman Suffrage asso
ciation offered prizes aggregating $500
to artists for the best 10 posters for
suffrage window display and billboards
in a competition to end October 1. A
prize of $25 was offered for a slogan
of not more than five words.
Count Von Bernstorff, the German
ambassador, under instructions from
his government, formally notified the
State department that no German sub
marine was concerned in the sinking
o f the Norwegian bark Silius, from
which seven American members of the
crew were rescued.
With 13 Democrats and the one So
cialist member opposing, the house, by
a vote o f 346 to 14, passed the admin
istration bill to retain the present
tariff o f 1 cent a pound on sugar in
stead o f permitting the free clause of
the Underwood-Simmons tariff act to
go into effect May 1.
The Navy department has installed
a wireless direction finder at the naval
radio station at North Truro, Mass.
The finder was perfected by Frederick
Kolster, wireless expert in the United
States bureau of standards, and is de
signed to indicate the direction and
distance from which a message comes.
Tests have shown the instrument’s
bearings within two degrees of correct.
Vice President Marshall celebrated
his 62nd birthday Tuesday, March 14.
The Germans again attack the forts
near Verdun with the hope of gaining
Michael Damphoffer, aged 101 years,
dies in the Home for the Aged at Van
The report that Germany has offered
to buy the Danish West Indies for
$20,000,000, is denied.
V illa and his followers have taken a
sudden twist eastward and are declared
to be seeking a new goal.
The Aero Club of America has of
fered services of men and machines to
aid the U. S. capture Villa.
General Carranza’s army is gather
ing in Northern Mexico to aid the
United States in capturing Villa.
General Alvaro Obregon has been
appointed minister of war of Mexico,
and General Candido Aguilar minister
of foreign affairs.
are leaving the city and there is an
undercurrent of excitement among all
A New Jersey grand jury refused to
indict a woman who killed her husband
because he was beating her with a
Germany has requested Bulgaria to
send two divisions to the French front,
but owing to the attitude of Roumania
it is refused.
Keith E. Dalrymple, missing for
eight years and heir to $400,000, was
found ill in a Missouri hospital and
taken to his home in Pennsylvania to
claim his fortune. Proceedings to de
clare him legally dead have beerrdrop-
El Paso, T ex .—The Carranza forces
have failed to hold their end o f the net
that was closing about Pancho Villa
and the bandit chief has escaped to his
mountain haunts about Guerrero, ac
cording to reliable information re
ceived here Tuesday.
The escape o f the bandit is, how
ever, far from being the most serious
item of news which reached the bonier.
A feature of the gravest importance
was injected into the situation by sub
stantial confirmation of the numerous
reports received for the past week that
the Mexican government troops were
not only failing to co-operate with the
American troops, but, in certain in
stances at least, were actually with
drawing from the field o f operations.
The Associated Press learned on un
questionable authority that the troops
of the de facto government which had
been stationed at Casas Grandes have
a large section o f the country supposed
to be held by the troops o f the first
chief. In the last few days he has
been variously reported by General
Gavira, the Carranza commander at
Juarez, at points along a line reaching
north and south from Galena to Na-
miquipa, a distance o f about 75 miles.
By the same accounts he has not been
moving steadily south, but loving
north and east.
canyon-split, roadless country in which
he is operating adds many miles to the
country he has covered as compared
with its distance on the map.
The reason for the Carranza troops
moving to the border remains unex
plained. It is impossible even to make
a fair estimate o f the number o f men
under General Gavira at Juarez. The
large staff at his headquarters and the
fact that new troops are arriving daily
indicates that his force is a large one.
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Author o f ‘Ght’AMATEUR CRACKSMAN
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his face alone cried for Ills death-bed;
and his gaunt frame took up the cry,
And yet he seemed to maks no se as It swayed upon tho threshold In
cret of It; and yet—It did explain dressing gown and bedroom slippers
his «h o le conduct etuce landing, as that Toye tnatantly recognized us be
longing to Cazalet. The man had a
Toye bad said.
She could only shut her eyes to shock of almost white hair, uud a lues
what must have happened, even as gray bourd clipped roughly to a point
Cazalet himself had Bhut his all this An unwholesome pallor marked ths
wonderful week, that she had forgot fallen features; and the envenomed
ten all day In her lugratltude, hut eyes burned low In their sockets, us
would never, lu all her days, forget they dealt with Blanche but fastened
on Hilton Toye.
"What do you know about Henry
"There won’t be another case," she
heard herself saving, while her Craven's murderer?" ho demanded In
thoughts ran ahead or lagged behind a voice between a croak and a crow.
like sheep. "It’ll never come out—I "Have they run In some other poor
devil, or were you talking about meT
know It won’t.”
"Why shouldn't It?" he asked so If so, I'll start u libel uctlon. and call
sharply that she had to account tor Cazalet and that lady us witnesses!“
"This Is Scruton,” explained Cazalet,
the words, to herself as well as to
"who was only liberated this evening
"Nobody knows except Mr. Toye. after being detained a week on a charge
and he means to keep It to himself.” that ought never to hare been brought,
as I've told you both all along." Kcru-
"Why should he?”
"I don't know. He’ll tell you him ton thanked him with u hitter laugh
"I've brought him here." concluded
"A re you sure you don't know? Cazalet, "because I don't think he's
A'hat can he have to tell me? Why lit enough to bn about ulont.''
"Nice of him. Isn't It ' e.U.l Sent
.hould he screen nte. Blanche?"
H.s eyes and voice were furious ton bitterly. "I'm so lit that they
with suspicion, hut still tho voles win wanted to keep me somewhere else
longer than they'd uny right; that may
"H e’s a jolly good sort, you know." be why they lost no time In getllug
said Blanche, as If the whole affair hold of me again Nice, considerate,
was the most ordinary one In the kindly country! Ten years Isn't long
But heroics could not have enough to have you as a dishonored
driven tho sonso of her remark mors guest. ’ Won't you come hack for
another week, and see If we can't ar
forcibly home to Cazalet.
range for s nice little sudden death
"Oh. ho Is. Is he?”
and burial for you?’ But they couldn't
" I ’ve always found him so.”
"So have I. the little I’ve sesn of you see. blast 'em !”
him And I don't blame him for get
He subsided Into the best rhatr In
ting on my tracks, mind you; he's a the room, which ftlsncha had wheeled
bit of a detective, I was fair game, up behind him; n moment later he
and he did warn me in a way That's looked round, thanked her curtly, and
why I meant to have the week—” He lay back with closed eyes until sud
stopped and looked away.
denly ho opened them on Cazalet.
And nothing can undo
“ And what was that you were say
that.” she only said; but her voice ing— that about traveling across Eu
swelled with thanksgiving. And Caza rope and being at Uplands that night?
let looked reassured; the hot suspi I thought yoa came round by see?
cion died out of his eyes, but left them And what night do you mean?”
"The night It all happened." said
"Still, I can't understand It. I don't Cazalet steadily.
believe It. either! I'm In his hands
"You mean the night some person
What have I done to he saved by unknown knocked Craven on the
Toye? He's probably scouring Ix»n head?"
don for me—If he Isn't watching this
"Y e s ”
window at this minute!”
The sick man threw himself for
He went to the curtains as he spoke. ward In the chair. "You never told
Simultaneously Blanche sprang up, to me this!" he cried suspiciously; both
entreat him to fly while he could. That the voice and tho inan seemed strong
had been her first object In coming to er.
him as she bad done, and yet, once
"There was no point In telling you.”
with him, she had left It to the last!
"Did you see tbs person?”
And now It was too late; he was at
tho window, chuckling significantly
"Then he Isn’t unknown to you?"
to himself; he had opened It, and he
" I didn't see him well.”
was leaning out.
Bcruton looked sharply at ths two
'Th at you, Toye, down there? Come mute listeners. They were very In
up and show yourself! I want to see tent. Indeed “ Who ure these people,
Cazalet? No! I know one of 'em,”
He turned In time to dart In front he answered himself In the next
of the folding doors as Blanche breath. "It's Blancho Mscnalr, Isn't
reached them, white and shuddering. It? I thought at first It must be a
The flush of Impulsive bravado fled younger sister grown up like her.
from his face at the sight of hers.
You'll forglvo prison manners, Miss
" You can’t go In there What's the Macnalr, If that's still your name. You
matter?” he whispered “ Why should look a woman to trust—If there Is
you be afraid of Hilton Toye?”
one— and you gave me your chair.
How could she tell him? Before she Anyhow, you’ve been In for a penny
had found a word, the landing door and you can stay In for a pound, as
opened, and Hilton Toye was In the far as 1 care! But who's your Arner’-
room, looking at her.
esn friend. Cazalet?”
"Keep your voice down,” said Caza
"Mr. Hilton Toye, who spotted that
let anxiously. "Even If It's all over I'd been all the way to Uplands and
with me but the shouting, we needn’t back when I claimed to have been In
start the shouting here!”
been withdrawn and are now in and 1 The most conservative estimate places
He chuckled savagely at the jest;
There waa a touch of Scruton’s bit
j it at 3000 and calculations range from j and now Toye stood looking at him. terness
In Cazalet’s voice; and by
From the same source it was learned that point upward to 8000.
’T v e heard all you've done,” contin some subtle process It had a distinctly
that at least one detachment of Carran-
Every precaution had been taken to ued Cazalet. “ I don't blame you a bit.
mollifying effect on the really embit
za troops had refused to fight Villa and prevent the facts being known and 1 If It had been the other way about, I
had withdrawn on the bandit’s ap- most of the men are kept out side the j might have given you less run for tered man.
"What on earth were you doing at
proach, leaving him free to pass into ! town among the hills. Reports from your money. I've heard what you've
his favorite mountain fastnesses in the Agua Prieta and Ojinaga tell o f Mexi- j found out about my mysterious move Uplands?” he asked, In a kind of con
great continental divide south of Na- j can reinforcements reaching those j ments, and you're absolutely right as fidential bewilderment.
“ I went down to see a man.”
miquipa. This detachment withdrew points also, but nothing is known as far as you go. You don’t know why
Toye himself could not have cut and
on receipt o f a message that he was to their numbers.
I took the train at Naples, and trav
There is no question that there is eled across Europe without a hand measured more deliberate monosyl
warring, not on Mexicans, but the ene
serious and growing uneasiness in El bag. It wasn't quite the put-up Job lables.
mies of Mexicans.
"Craven?” suggested Scruton.
The extraordinary rapidity with Paso, which has been sharply accentu you may think. But, If It makes you
American cavarly had ated by the problem which has arisen any happier, I may as well tell you
”No; a man I expected to And at
pushed into Mexico gave rise to high over the request o f the United States that 1 was at Uplands that night, and I Craven’s.”
hopes that the unexpected had hap to General Carranza for the use o f the ; did get out through the foundational”
• "The writer of the letter you found
pened and the notorious bandit was Mexican railroads to transport sup- j
The Insane Impetuosity of the man at Cook's office In Naples the night
cornered. This seemed inevitable if plies.
was bis master now. He was a living you landed there, I guess!”
the Carranza soldiers did their part
It really was Toye this time, and
Are of Impulse that had burst Into a
Torreon, Mex.— Fighting took place
and if the account of the strength of
there was no guesswork In bis tone.
their field forces was correct.
"I always guessed you might be Obviously he was speaking by his lib
Villa, cut off from'the north by the bands o f Villistas at five different
crazy, and I now know It,” said Hilton tie book, though he had not got It out
forward sweep o f the American col- points in the neighborhood o f Torreon
Toye. “ Still, I Judge you're not so again.
unms, from the west by the Sierra I Monday, apparently with a view to
crazy as to deny that while you were
"How do you know I went to
Madre barring the approaches to the j reaching the Monterey train, which
In that bouse you struck down Henry Cook’s?"
state o f Sonora, was supposed to be was derailed near Pomona two days
"I know every step you took be
equally barred from east and south by ago.
The attacks were concerted Craven and left him for dead?”
Cazalet stood like red-hot stone.
tween the Kaiser Fritz and Charing
powerful Carranza forces. Those hopes against Villisca, Matamorasos, Coyote,
“ Miss Blanche," said Toye, turning | Cross and Charing Cross and the
have been completely dashed by recent San Igarcio and
where the government patrols success to her rather shyly, “ I guess I can’t Kaiser Fritz!"
Scruton listened to this Interchange
More than this, it now seems certain fully held their ground with but a do what I said Just yet. I haven’t
keen attention, hanging on each
that Villa is moving freely in at least
I never will, If you’ll come away with man’s lips with his sunken ayes; both
Mexico Proposes Protocol.
Horses Valued at $25,000 Burned me now—back to your horns—end took It calmly, but Scruton’a surprize
never see Henry Craven’s murderer was not bidden by a sardonlo grin.
Washington, D. C. — ^The de facto
Detroit — Twelve race horses were
"You’ve evidently had a stern chase
government o f Mexico proposes to the j burned to death in a fire which de-
“ And who may he be?” cried a with a Yankee clipper!” said be.
United States the drafting o f 'a proto- stroyed six bams at the Michigan state j voice that brought all thres face- ha’s right about the letter, Cazalet, I
col, under which American and Mexi fair grounds early Sunday. The horses about.
•hould say so; presumably It wasn’t
can troops may co-operate in running were valued at $25,000 and the loss on j
The folding-doors had opened, and a from Craven himself?”
to earth Francisco Villa without dan the buildings was about $30,000. The fourth figure was standing between
ger of misunderstanding or conflict. cause o f the fire is unknown. Most of
’’ Yet It brought you across Europa
The'terms o f such a formal convention the horses burned were being trained
to Craven’s house?”
would be designed to meet all ques by for competition on the Grand Cir
“ W ell—to the back of his houssl I
tions which may arise in future, set cuit here. Among them were:
expected to meet my roan on ths
ting forth the rights o f the American Barb, 2:05$; Crescent Hal, 2:10$; Ina
Ths Parson Unknown.
expeditionary forces in pursuit o f the Clare and Durin. Three animals were
"Was that how you missed him mors
Tho Intruder was a shaggy elderly
bandit and the nature o f the co-opera rescued and a dozen or more were re man, of so cadaverous sn aspect that or lass?”
tion expected from the Mexican troops. moved from adjoining stables.
CHAPTER X III— Continued.
“ I supposu tt was.”
Scruton ruminated • little, broke
Into bis offensive laugh, and checked
It Instantly of his own accord. "This
la really Interesting,” ha croaksd.
"You gst to l-oudon—at what Urns
"Nominally tbres-twsnty five; but
the train ran thirteen minutes late,”
said Hilton Toys.
"And you're ou the river by what
tluis?” Scruton asked Cazalet.
"1 walked over Hungarford bridge,
took the first train to Surbltou. got a
boat thure, and Just dropped down with
tha stream. 1 dou’t suppose tha whole
thing took ma very much more than
"Aren't you forgetting aotnelblug?“
"Yea, I waa. It waa I who tele
phoned to the house and found that
Craven was out motoring; so there
was no hurry “
"Yet you weren't going to see Usury
Craven?" murmured Toya.
Cazalet did not answer. His last
words had come In a characteristic
hurst; now he had his mouth shut
tight, and his eyas were fast to Scru-
ton. He might have been lu ths wit
ness box already, a doomed wretch
cynically supposed to he giving evi
dence on hie own behalf, but actually
only bariug bis neck by Inches to tha
rope, under the Joint persuasion of
Judge and counsel. But he had ona
friend by him still, one who had
edged a little nearer In the pause
"Hut you did see the man you went
to see?” suld Bcruton.
"I don’t know.
Eventually somebody brushed past ma
III the dark
I did think then but I
can't swear to him even now!”
"Tall us about It.”
"l)o you mean that. Hcruton? Do
you Insist on hearing all that hap
pened? I'm not asking Toys; he can
do ss he likes
Hut you, 8cruton—
you've been through s lot. you know—
you ought to have stopped In bed -do
you really want this on top of all?”
"(lo ahead." said Bcruton "I'll hava
a drink when you've dope, somebody
give me a clgurette meanwhile ”
struck a match, and held It with un
faltering hand The two men's eyas
met strangely across the flame.
"I'll tell you all oxactly what hap
pened; you can believe me or not as
You won’t forget that I
IL . .
“ What Do You Know About Henry
knew every Inch of the ground-ox-
cept cue altered hit that explained
Cazalet turned to lllancho
with a significant look, hut shs only
drew an Inch nearer still. "W ell, It
was In the little creek, w here the boat
house Is. that I waited for my man.
He never camp—by the river. I board
the motor, hut It wasn't Henry Cra
ven that I wanted to s.>c, but the man
who was coming to see him. Even
tually I thought I must hava made a
mistake, or he might have changed
his mind nnd come by road. Tha
dressing gong had gone; at least I
supposed It was that hy the time. It
was almost quite dark, and I landed
and went up the puth past the hack
premises to the front of tho house. So
far I hadn't seen a soul, or been seen
by one, evidently; but the French win
dows were open In what used to b#
my father's library, tho room was
all lit up, and just as I got there a
man ran out Into the flood of light
"I thought you said he brushed by
you In the dark?" Interrupted Toye.
"I was In the dark; so was he In an
other second; and no power on earth
would Induce me to swear to him. Do
you want to henr the rest, Bcruton, or
are you another unbeliever?”
“ I want to hear every word—moro
(TO BB C O N TIN U E D .)
In theory It la good to go about shed
ding sunshine and making two amllaa
grow whera ona groan grew before,
but In practice tha pursuit Is i o n s
times unpleasantly painful.
yon, at the dinner table In the board
ing houaa which you Infest, humorous
ly request the waitress to fetoh you a
few capsules In which to take your
butter, or Inform tho landlady that abo
doss not really keep her hoarders
longer than any other reduced gantl»
woman In that part of town, bnt In
stead keeps them so mu oh thinner
that they look longer, you nay win n
few pale smiles from your fallow
guests, but tha mlatrasa of tha man
sion will aoak you two dollars more
par weak for your wit —Manana City
Apt to Ba Csvtly.
W ife — Oh, Tom, I «breamed last
night that you bought ma 4 beautiful
ma with your axtraAgsnt dreams.