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OF CURRENT WEEK
Brief Resume of General News
From All Around the Earth.
IIOTSAL HAPPENINGS IN A NUTSHEU
live News Items of All Nations and
Pacific Northwest Condensed
for Our Busy Readers.
The keet of the superdreadnnught
California, building at the Mare Island
navy-yard, will be laid October 25, the
navy department bus announced.
The Labor Temple, the largest log
building In Alaska, built last winter
by the Alaska labor union, wag de
stroyed Tuesday night by fire caused
by a defective flue. The loss Is $12,000.
The heaviest snowstorm of any au
tumn in the past ten years prevailed
In the Michigan copper country Tues
day. All shipping waB forced to seek
belter, and Lake Superior was do
erted by boats.
Wholesale prices on men's and wo
mon's footwear have been advanced
60 to 75 cents a pair within tho lust
three days and cortaln lines have been
withdrawn entirely from tho market,
owing to a shortage In leather.
John 8. O'Connor, plonoor cut-glass
manufacturer and inventor, died at
his home at Hawlny, Pa., as the result
of a fall. Mr. O'Connor cut the gluss
that took first prize at the Purls expo
sition. He was born In Londonderry,
Ireland, June 6, 1831.
Seventy-four hostile aeroplanes, of
which 21 were French and 53 were
British, were shot down by the Ger
mans during September, according to
an exact list compiled by the Gorman
military authorities, says an Overseas
News Agency statement.
Ernest Oils, a sentenced burglar,
scaled the 30-foot eaHt wall of the pen
itentiary at Jollct, III., with a braided
twine rope and escaped. Twenty feet
from where he went over the wall a
guard was on watch with a rifle, but
he failed to see the convict.
President Wilson and Secretary of
War Baker cabled Governor HarrlBon,
of the Philippines, asking him to con
vey their greetings to the Filipino peo
ple on the occasion of the convening
of the first Philippine legislature com
posed entirely of natives.
The United Statos supreme court re
fused to review the convictions of four
labor leaders In the 1913 West Vir
ginia coal strike who were sentenced
to six months' Imprisonment for con
tempt bf court in falling to obey an
Injunction by a federal district judge.
The Culebra Island naval station off
the Porto Klcan coast was almost com
pletely destroyed lust week by a hurri
cane which swept that vicinity. The
station has been practically abandon
ed by the navy, and only a fow houses
and supplies, used by the marines who
practice advance base maneuvers, are
Plans for a campaign to make Chi
cago "dry" In 1918 were formally an
nounced at a luncheon of the Dry Chi
cago Federation. Fifty thousand dol
lars was pledged to carry on the cam
paign. It is planned to submit the
question to a referendum vote In the
spring of 1918. Ex-Representative
Hobson, of Alabama, spoke at the
meeting at which the campaign was
After several hours' struggle with
the hoaviest sea in months, the coast
guard crew from Manistee, Mich., suc
ceeded In rescuing P. T. Dally, a con
tractor, and eight workmen, who were
carried out into Lake Michigan on a
derrick bcow which earlinr in the day
broke from its moorings hore during
a fierce storm. The nine men were
nearly eight miles out In Lake Mich!
gan when tho coastguard reached
Although the registration 6t 738.710
voters In New York City exceeded last
year's record by 70,899, the predic
tions of political leaders were not ful
filled. Tho Complete registration fig
ures now available bIiow a gain of 33,
424 over the registration for the last
presidential election In 1912. Pollti
clans have prophesied that a total of
750,000 to 800,000 would be attained
One reason given for the failure to
reach these figures Is the return to
Europe of many men of foreign birth.
Reports from the Portland office of
the bureau of labor statistics of Ore
gon, show that during July and August
1663 applications for help and 5139 ap
plications for employment were re
ceived. The bureau furnished employ
ment lor 4001 persons in the two
Ten army machine guns of the most
up-to-date design, which will consti
tute the government's principal evi
dence In the baring of an alleged plot
to violate the neutrality laws of the
United States by shipping the arms to
Mexico, arrived In Los Angeles Fri
day and were immediately seized by
A delegation nf nlr mnn fnm tho
Danish West Indies, who were chosen
oy me colonial councils of the islands,
left San Juan for Denmark to report
tO the Committee With rprrarri to tltn
sale of the islands to the United
Btates. The delegation has been In
structed to recommend the sale.
Late renorts concnrnlnir n,a ovMnna
which struck the Danish West Indies
islands early In the week show that
the country districts In the island of
St. Crotx suffered heaw A
tire villages and numerous mills were
oesiroyea. Tne damage done In St.
Thomas is estimated to exceed $1,000,
000. The British steamship City of Ma
dras wag overhauled off Ambrose
Channel lightship Friday by the Unit
ed States torpedo-boat destroyer Ster-
rett ana Drought back to Clifton, Sta
ten Island. The City of Madras had
ignored the war vessel's signal to stop
when it left quarantine.
Ex-King Otto, of Bavaria, who has
been insane for many years, has died
suddenly, according to a Copenhagen
. dispatch to the Exchange Telegraph
company, quoting a Berlin official an
nouncement The mad king died at
Fuerstenried castle, near Munich,
where he had been confined since
Captain II a n I
of tho U-G3 of the
German navy, sank
at least six per
after he loft New
port, Saturday. Ills
action hag brought
about strained re
lations with Ger
more strained than
at any time since
the sinking of the
CRUSHED TO DEATH
IN FREIGHT WRECK
Ten Dead and Eleven Injured in Rear
End Stock Train Smash-up.
CABOOSE GROUND INTO BITS
Five Escape by Jumping Hot Box
Halts Section of Train Crew
Fail to Put Out Signals.
Elwood, Neb. Ten men were killed,
fatally crushed, and 11 others ser
iously injured when a train on the
Burlington railroad crashed into the
freight caboose In which these were
riding, 12 miles east of here Sunday
morning. Five other men, standing
on the rear platform of the caboose,
saw the approaching train soon
enough to Jump to safety. One other
man in the caboose cupola was thrown
clear of the wreck and escaped injury,
The trains In collision were the sec
ond and third sections of a regular
stock train. Lack of lights and warn
ing signals is given by survivors of
tho collision as the cause of the acci
dent All the victims are residents of Ne
braska towns of western and central
parts of the state, most of them farm
ers or stockmen.
The second section train had stop
ped at a point about half way between
Smlthfleld and Bortrand because of
Members of the crew were at work
on the hot boxes when the third sec
tion, running 10 minutes behind the
first, crashed into a caboose, It is
declared that the erew of the second
section had failed to put out torpedoes
or lights to warn the train following,
and that tho headlight on the engine
pulling the third section had gone out.
No one was aware of the danger until
the third section was within a fow
yards of the rear end of the second.
Tho engineer reversed his engine but
he could not Btop.
The heavy stock train Jammed Into
the train ahead, driving the wayenr
under a car of cattle ahead. The 21
men on the floor of the caboose were
Jammed Into a space of less than four
foot In width and this was filled with
wreckage. The railroad ran a special
train from Holdredge with physicians
and the Injured were taken to Hast
ings for hospital carre.
Prices On Shoes Soaring.
Pittsburg. Wholesale prices on
men's and women's footwear have
been advanced 50 to 75 cents a pair
within the last 72 hours and certr.ln
lines have boen withdrawn entirely
from the market owing to a shortage
In leather, according to announcement
here by officers of the Pennsylvania
Shoe Travelers' association. Many
letters were read from firms manu
facturing shoes announcing an ad
vance of 37 to 60 cents a pair on up
per stock and eight to 10 cents a
pound on sole leather.
Canal Strike Spreading.
Panama. The strike started by ne
gro workors on the Panama Canal Is
spreading, 500 streetcar employes hav
ing gone out, completely tying up the
road. The bakers threaten to walk
out in sympathy. The police have
closed the headquarters of the strikers
to prevent street assemblies.
Prisoners are cleaning the streets
of Panama, the regular cleaners hav
ing quit work. There were many
fights Monday, but no fatalities.
The strike has not interrupted
dredging in the canal.
Twelvs Fly In Great Air Boat
Buffalo, N. Y. An enormous flying
boat built after the lines of the Amer
ica, with 11 passengers seated in the
cabin, and the pilot, made a trial trip
at a height of 600 feet over Lake Keu
ka Monday afternoon.
The new flying boat has a greater
spread of wing than the America, It
Is not of the tractor type. There are
two pusher propellors, each operated
by an eight-cylinder motor of 200-
Exchange Seats $74,500
New York A seat on the New York
Stock Exchange was sold Wednesday
for $74,500. an advance on the last sale
of $4500. This sale marked the high
record for the year.
New loan of $250,000,000
Puts (heck on Rapid Imports
Chicago. Beyond question, the flo
tation of the British loan of $250,000,
000 In this market in the early part
of September has been instrumental
In checking the flow of gold to this
country, and to that extent, has been
Up to the third week in September
the gold Imports this year aggregated
$384,450,000, against exports of $93,
600,000, so that the. excess of imports
over exports this year has been $291,
445,000, which compares with an ex
cess In gold Imports over exports for
the corresponding period of last year
Whether gold Imports can be long
held In check Is a difficult question to
dotermlne, as much depends upon the
British requirements and the attitude
of the American banks and the Invest
ment public. But It is certain that
sooner or later gold will again flow
Into this country In considerable vol
ume, unless, of course, the war should
come to a sudden and unexpected ter
mination. This enormous accumulation of gold
which has taken place since the begin
ning of the war Is resulting in a tre
mendous expansion in various forms
of credit. This expansion Is a form of
Inflation, but, being based upon gold,
Is not dangerous
One of the unfortunate results of
the upward tendency of prices Is the
effect that they have on corporations
having a fixed earning rate, for these
corporations can only Increase their
revenue from an increase in volume,
and, naturally, there are limitations
even on that. This applies especially
to tho railroads,
foreign Submarine Sighted Off
Georgia Coast; Shipowners Worry
Savannah, Ga, The presence of a
submarine of undetermined national
Ity off Tybee Bar, off Savannah, was
reported to local custom house offl
clals and to the British consul here,
It was learned Wednesday. Officials
at both the custom house and consul
ate refused to say where their Infor
mation came from, but each empha
sized the statement that it was "en
tirely unofficial." No American un
dersea boats are believed to be in
It was reported In marine circles
hore that the naval-yard at Charles
ton, S. C, had been advised by wire
less of the presence as early as Mon
day afternoon of a submarine off Ty
bee bar. Custom house officials and
those of the British consulate said
their information was that a submer
sible was off the bar Wednesday. Sev
eral allied merchant ships are in port
here, and officers of several acknowl
edged that they were "slow in load
ing," although all declared reports of
submarine activities would not pre
vent their departure.
Eleven U-Boat Victims Saved.
London. A report that 11 men from
the Norwegian steamship Ravn, sunk
by a submarine In the Arctic last
month, have been rescued, Is said by
the Exchange Telegraph's Chrtstlania
correspondent to have been received
by the Norwegian foreign office. Four
other men perished from exhaustion
ami a boat containing five men was
The Norwegian shipowners' associa
tion has demanded that the govern
ment take measures to protect Nor
King Hopes For Peace.
London. The hope of King William
of Wurttemburg for "a speedy aud
honorable peace," is expressed In a
telegram to the German Chancellor,
V)t. von Bothmann-Hollweg, as Quoted
In a Heuter dispatch. The king's mes
sage, sent in response to the chancel
lor's congratulations on the 25th anni
versary of his accession to the throne,
is quoted as follows: "May God give
a speedy and honorable peace which
will guarantee us further progress.
May he guide your excellency, in
whose wise leadership I firmly trust."
8t Paul. Frederick E. Weyerhaeus
er, son of the late Frederick Weyer
haeuser, multimillionaire lumberman,
was elected a director of the Great
Northern Railway company to fill the
vacancy caused by the death of James
J. 11111, at a meeting of the board of
directors held In the offices of Louts
W. Hill, president of the railway com
pany. The meeting preceded the an
nual meeting of stockholders of the
Great Northern Railway.
The chief characters are Ethel Wll
louKhby, Henry HtrHtman und Opt.
Lurry Hedmnnil, '1'he minor characters
are Hlr CeuiKu WattHtufT of the brltUli
admiralty anil Charles ftrown, a Now
York newspaper correaponrient. Eth"l.
n rexldent or Hlr Oecirxe'e household,
scoretly married Btreatmnn, a German
spy, thoutrh she did not know him a
iich, Captain Redmond, nor old lover,
returns to Knglund after lonif absence.
From him the learna the truth about
Hlreotman: furthermore, that he ha
betrayed her limply to iearn naval ae
creta. The European war broaka out .
Betrayed by a German spy,
and feeling that her life had
been wrecked by his perfidy,
Ethel prepares to wreak a ven
geance that will help to take
away some of the rancor In her
heart and at the same time be
of service to her country. Truly
there Is no wrath Ilka a wronged
woman's. An exciting scene be
tween the girl and her false hus
band Is pictured In this Install
ment Streetman, the German spy, calls
on Ethel Just after she has learned of
CHAPTER X. Continued.
Streetman waited until the butler
had withdrawn before he so much as
spoke to ber. Then be faced ber ex
pectantly. "Did you see Sir George?" be de
manded nlmost threateningly, It
seemed to Ethel.
"Yes!" she replied quietly, though
her every nerve was strung taut to
meet the call upon ber woman's
"The Beet did you find out about
lite fleet?" lie could not get the words
out of his mouth fast enough.
"Yes! After what you said, what
else could I do?"
"Quite sol" He made no attempt to
conceal his Insolence. "Has It sailed?"
lie asked her lmputiently.
"Where did It go? Quick, tell me!1
By word and look both he menaced
"The usual routine!" she said non
chuluutly. "It Just split up Into Its
various squadrons the Mediterranean
Itnltlc, Black sea, South American
tleets, and so on; and they've gone to
Ibeir customary destinations."
"Sir George told you that?" The
uews was almost too good to be be
"Yes; and he never suspected I was
the least bit Interested."
"The old fool!" He told himself that
Sir George wus no better than a dotard
With such as be composing the English
admiralty the spy was sure that Ger
many bud nothing to fear from the
British lion. That much-vaunted aul
mal's teeth seemed effectually drawn.
"Whut news with you?" Ethel asked
Mm, innocently enough, so far as
"I have had none direct from
France," he suld, never dreaming that
'he time was past when he might de
ceive her by that little Action of his,
"Hut war has come," he added. "Of
that I am sure."
"Ami England will she enter Into
i IV" she pressed him.
''With her fleet dispersed she will
not dure," ho rejoined with a faint
smile of satisfaction.
"For the sake of France, your coun
try, that Is a pity," Kthel pointed out.
With her former doubts re-enforced
by the revelation of Larry's tale she
could easily pick Caws, now, In Street
"Eh? Oh, yes, of course yes!" he
hastened to assent. "I must get the
news at once to France," he said; and
Immediately he started toward the
doorway. Hut the girl said something
thou that brought him up sharply
something that lie was far from ex
pecting, at that moment when he
seemed nt Inst to hold her more secure
ly than ever before.
"To Germany, you mean!" she cor
rected hliu. Quiet as was her tone, the
words seemed to him fairly to stab the
"What?" he exclaimed.
"Oh, Henry, how can you think me
o very stupid?"
"You are mad!" he parried. "I am
loyal to France."
"You tell me that," she scoffed,
"when here, a little while ago, In nil
your talk you showed how strongly
you sided with Prussia. Just now you
were delighted that the English fleet
had dispersed. To a Freuohumn thut
would be bad news; but a German
would take It as you have done. You
are In the service of the Wllhelui-
strttsse a true Teuton, and I've been
quite blind not to realize It before."
Streetman looked positively danger
ous at he faced hex threateningly. At
last he was at buy. But still he had no
thought of confessing the part that he
"Aud to what nse do you Intend put
ting your absurd accusations?" be de
manded. "None none at all," she said care
lessly, with Just a slight shrug of her
flue shoulders. "I merely wanted you
to know that I kuow."
"Oh, is that all? I thought you were
trylug to threaten me," be answered,
more than putzled by her attitude.
, "My dear, why should I do that?
You still lovs me; and now that I've
learned about the fleet you still mean
next week to arrange matters witb
your people to announce our mar
"Of course, of course!" be broke In
upon her hurriedly. H had forgotten,
for the moment all about that plausi
ble promise of his. As matters stood
on tbt continent be bad thought It
more than likely that another weet
would Bud him out of England for
good. But now he congratulated him
self that be bad made bar that prom
ise. So fur us he could see, thut false
hope he bad held out to her was nil
that stood between httn and the Tower
of London and likely worse. "Cer
tainly we'll announce our marriage,"
lie assured ber. "All thut I told you of
my family, my Income, was true ex
cept that I'm German, not French."
She gaveiilm an amused look.
"But you see, you are not ns clever
at you thought," she Informed him. "If
you'd only been frank with me, I could
have been of so much greater help to
"You could?" he snld, as a. look ef
mystification spread over his face.
"I have not been quite honest with
you," Ethel snld.
He selr.cd her roughly by the arm,
"You have not lied lo me about the
fleet?" he threatened,
"No, no! That was absolutely true."
Streetman released her then.
"Then what do you mean 7" he asked
So long as she had not deceived lit 1 1 1 In
that quarter It mattered little to him
what she might have done.
"I told you," Ethel explained, "I
told you there was no Englishman In
my life. I lied. There was a cup
tuln In the English army. Before I
met you we were eugnged. He threw
me . over for some other woman s
woman with money. ... I hate
him!" Streetman saw no reason to
doubt her. As Ethel flung herself Into
the character of a woman scorned the
did her best to convince him of the
truth of the old adage that hell had no
fury such as hers. As she perceived
the success of ber ruse she hurried on
to elaborate ber fiction. "Yes, I hate
hltul" she repeuted. "I bate their
army! I hate all Englishmen. It Is
for you for Germany I would serve,"
she told bi in. "Thut Is why I have not
done more for you. 1 thought you
were working for France, England's
ally. Englund how I hate her! I
want to see her dishonored, defeated,
ruined by your people."
"You you?" Streetman cried, as a
great light broke over him. "And I
never dreamed!" he murmured, as he
seized both her hands. He was not
rough now but eager, Impulsive. "Yes.
It Is true," he said then. "I am a Ger
man. I serve the Wllhcltnstrnsse."
"Then let me serve It, too," Ethel
begged, much as she hnd besought
Larry Itedmond only a short qunrter of
an hour before. But then she had been
In earnest. "Think what 1 n woman
could do; and a clever woman," she
urged. "Take me with you, wherever
you go. I would be useful."
The idea pleuscd Streetman.
"Yes, you would!" he exclnimed
"And you shall go. You shall go with
"Where?" she asked him,
"Brussels but why there?"
He told her then the very heart of
the German plan.
"Germany will Invade France
through Belgium," he Informed her
"In two weeks we shall be in Paris."
"But Germany's treaty with Bel
glum you forget that!" Ethel remind
ed him. She could not believe that any
country that retained the merest ves
tlge of honor would so debase herself.
"Belgium's territory must be sacred,"
He released her hands then. He
needed even them to express his scorn
"Treaty? Bnh! What Is that a
scrap of paper!" ha cried.
"But are you sure?" she pressed
him. This, she knew, was Information
and big Information, of the greatest
moment to the English war office.
"Yes, yes! I'm sure!" be declared
"That Is the plan worked out by the
great general staff, and we must go to
Belgium tonight. You will meet me In
on hour at Chai'Iug Cross. Tomorrow
we shall be In Brussels."
"Where shall we stay In. Brussels?'
"I am sent to the Grand hotel," he
explained. "I shall pass myself off as
Monsieur de Lorde. You shall be
Madame de Lorde."
"Madame de Lorde!" she repeated,
as If to fix the name Indelibly upou her
"In Brussels we shall await Instruc
tions," he continued. "When they come
we shall do much you and I for the
Vaterlnnd. -. , . Good-by, my dear,
uutil tonight!" He started to go. But
he turned back suddenly as If the urge
of great events hnd not quite oblit
erated all thought of his relations with
Ethel. He leaned toward her. "Now,"
he said, "now you won't refuse to kiss
She could scarcely do otherwise than
submit to htm now. He put his a run
around her, and when he bad taken
his kiss he said, "In an hour!" Theu
he hurried awoy.
Ashamed, disgusted, Ethel wiped
her Hps with loathing. And In anoth
er moment she had throwu open the
door behind which Captain Redmond
"Larry Larry !" she called.
"What. Is It?" he cried, springing
quickly to ber side. Her tragic man
ner alarmed him.
She turned away from him; for she
could not bear to face bis honest eyes
as she told him what she felt she must
"I hoped I'd never have to tell you
this," she said, "but now that It has
come. I've got to. Larry, the man I
married Is a German spy."
"A German spy? Your husband?
. . , Rut It can't be!" be exclaimed
"But it Is!" she Insisted. "I only
Just found out. Till now I thought he
loved me a little. But he didn't He's
cheated, tricked me for the things. I
could tell him about the navy. That's
why be married me. because he was s
py. . . . But now I've fooled him!"
she exulted fiercely. "I've made him
believe that I, too, am with the Ger
mans and that t shall work with him."
The sltuatloa staggered Captain Red
mond. He seemed nonplused.
"But what run 1 do? I cun't arrest
him your husbuud." be told ber,
"No you can't, for tonight be goes
to Brussels and I go with him. I shall
be at the Grand hotel, as Madame de
"You are going to Brussels?" he re
peated, grasping, even as be spoke,
something of the Import of the news.
"Yes; for Germany Is to Invade
France through Belgium 1"
"Good heavens!" he gasped, astound
ed at the enormity. "But you can't go
there-witb lilml I forbid It!"
"No, no!" she protested. "You prom
ised we'd work together that you
wouldn't try to stop me. You promised
on your honor."
"But my dear, you can't bold me to
that now," he objected.
"But 1 do!" she Insisted. "I'm go
ing to Brussels. Even you can't pre
veut it. . . , Good-by, Larry!" And
she started to leave him.
He stopped her quickly.
"Ethel! Please!" he entreated.
"No, Larry!" wus the firm answer.
Ue snw that her determination was
too great to be denied. And he walked
up to her then and raised his hand to
bold her for Just a fleeting moment
"Walt!" he besought her. "I'll come
to you tomorrow In Brussels. Perhaps
somehow I cun help you protect you."
"Oh, you cun, Lurry, you can!" she
panted, all but overcome by relief and
gratitude. She bad quailed at tho
thought of her perilous mission. But
nevertheless sho had never hesitated
to go through with It. "Remember
Grand hotel Madame de Lorde! I'll
leurn everything for you tonight for
king and country!" And she held her
hand out to him Impulsively.
He caught It in both of his.
"For. king and country!" be repented
after her gravely. Aud then he kissed
her hand with something akin to rev
erence. "And for you!" Captain Red
At the Lion D'or,
In the little Belgian village of Cour
volsler two happy peusants were play
lug checkers In nn Inn called the Lion
d'Or. It wus still August-still the
finest of summer weather. And In the
carefree minds of those two Idlers
there wus not the slightest reason for
them to forego- their customnry after
noon diversion, even If their great and
powerful neighbors Germany and
France were at thut very moment
crouched and ready to spring at each
other's throats. In Belgium all was
"In Two Weeks We Shall Be in Paris."
peaceful. And the very sun seemed
to shine upon that tiny country with
Just a little more beneficence than It
had over the rest of the world. For
Belgium, fortunately, there was no
dread of war. Secure In the conviction
that she had no enemies, her people
went nbout their affairs with the same
light-hearted coutent that they had
come to regard, through the years, as
their natural heritage.
"Volla. messieurs!" the Inn's sole
waiter, Louis, exclaimed at be laid up
ou the table the change that was due
the two guests. And "Behold, gentle
men!" he repeated In quite the grand
manner as he placed before them two
liquor glasses filled with an amber
The players thanked him. And to
thnt moment one of them brought the
game to a swift termination by the
execution of a masterly move toward
which he bad long been maneuvering.
The two peasants tossed off their
cordials then. They had already risen
from their chairs when the innkeeper
himself, one Henri Chrlstophe, entered.
"You're going already?" be ex
claimed, reluctant to see good custom
ers leaving. "It is not late."
"My wife expects me," one of them
replied with a humorous grimace. "You
"Mais out! I comprehend perfectly,"
Christophe answered. He knew the
fellow's wife a somewhat tempera
mental woman, with a sharp tongue.
And he bad no wish to bring down an
avalanche of 111-wlll opon his excellent
hostelry. So be bade his departing
As they passed through the open
doorway, chartering, he turned to ao
o'.her man who sat In a corner, of the
room reading a newspaper. He was a
Frenchman that other and a strsn-1
ger to the Innkeeper.
"Something for monsieur?" Hsurl
Chrlstophe inquired pleasantly,
"Not now! After a little while, per
haps," the stronger replied, and re
turned to his reading of bis newspaper.
He bad just lighted a cigarette and
bad filled bis lungs with the first satis
fying puff when a newcomer strode
through the doorway. Thlt latest ar
rival wore a cop aud a long, linen
duster. And there was something In .
bis aspect that did not wholly pleas
the little man at the table, as be cast
a quick, sldewlse glance at the tall In
truder. Perhaps It was the small, Teu
ton mustache that adorned the upper
lip of the tall man In the dustcout At
all events, the Frenchman's eyes nar
rowed to two silts. And though ha
seemed rapt In his paper be neverthe
less watched every move that tbe otber
The tall man paused for a moment
at the cigar case that stood Just Inside
the outer door: and drawing a pips
from bis pocket he tilled and lighted It.
Then he crossed the room and looked
down at Its other occupant.
"Do you speak English?" hs inquired.
The man told him thnt he could.
"Can you tell me bow for it U to
Tourvllle?" Larry Redmond asked.
The tail man was no other thau the
"Ten miles!" the Frenchmnn replied
"Exactly?" Larry questioned.
There was a slight yet still notice
able pause as the little man looked up
at him search I ugly.
"Exactly!" he said with a peculiar
emphasis on the word. '
"Exactly?" Larry told once more.
And when the wiry Frenchman sprung
up from bis seat and looked signifi
cantly Into his eyes Captain Redmond
no longer doubted thut they understood
each other. "You have the password!"
"Exactly!" the other repeated
"You have been waiting long, my
friend?" Larry asked him.
"You were expected yesterday," bli
"I could not leave then. It Is busy
back there inside their lines," Captain
Ills fellow spy Btarted at that And
he looked at him witb undisguised sur
prise. "You have been with the German
army?" he exclaimed, as If the feal
were scarcely to be believed.
"No, not yetl But tonight I shall be
In the German army. I must Join my
regiment at once." He pulled asldt
his duster, revealing tbe fact that hi
was already in the German uniform.
The long linen coat effectually con
cealed bis dress, for there wat nothing
about Ills leather puttees to betray It
"I shall be a captain Captain Karl,"
Tbe Frenchman regarded hint
"Here In that uniform. It Is danger
oun work, "Captain Redmond," he re
Do you think It possible fer
Captain Redmand to associate
Intimately with the German offi
cers and men and remain un
discovered? (TO BE CONTINUED.)
MADE A GREAT DISCOVERY
Man Found Something He Possessed
Long Time, but Never Had
Tried to Use.
"I say, old chup, why huvt you de
serted the club?"
"To tell the truth, dear boy, I've
been so blooming busy that, with ilii
exception of nn oecusiouul tramp or
two for my health, I've Imrdly left
"Oh, I say, anything new?"
"Tremendously hew to me, old chap.
Several weeks ago I very unexpect
edly run ucross It nn old uiiieblus
I've owned a good manyyeur and
never paid much attention to. Upos
examination the thing is so monstrous
ly wonderful, you know, that It has sim
ply held me In open-mouthed conster
nation. I can't actually take It In, aud,
bless me, I can't understand why I've
so long Ignored its possibilities Just
accepted It you kuow, this wonderful
Inheritance of my ancestors, as some
thing very natural and quite ordinary."
"Hope you've struck a moneymaker,
old man I"
"I believe I have, you know, and
that's one of the remarkable parts
about my discovery. Can you conceive,
old chap, of my huvlng never seen Iti
possibilities? It's merely a piece of
machinery, mind you, and let me tell
you some of the things it can dol With
a turn from me I can make It set or
hear or speak or walk or dance sr
write or telephone 1 Why, I can, and
with no effort at all, make it breath 1"
"Oh, I say I What Is the blooming
thing, old chap?'
"It's my blooming self, old top, and
and. I'm going to put It to work and
make a fortune." JuJge.
He Was Impressed
"Was the sermon today to your lik
ing, John?" inquired tbe pastor. "Ia
deed, sir. It was a grand sermon." uM
John, with genuine admiration. "What
part seemed to take hold of your
"Well, now sine you ask me, ru toll
you. What took hold of m most waa
your perseverance the war on want
over the same thing again and again
and again." Christian Herald.
Profuso In Praml.
H'i a promising author." ?T.
I've several of his signed promises la
my strong box now, and they're all
overdue." Detroit Fro Pros