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OF CURRENT WEEK
Brief Resume of General News
From All Around the Earth.
UNIVERSAL HAPPENINGS IN A NUTSHBJ
Live News Items of All Nations and
Pacific Northwest Condensed
for Our Busy Readers.
The wholesale price of flour is now
quoted In Portland at 7.80 a barrel.
Twenty-four Indiana of the Coeur
d'Alene district have qualified to be
come U. S. citizens.
Roumanians lose Constanza, an im
portant port on the Black Sea, to (he
Germans and Austrians.
Seattle proposes to take over the
power plants of the Puget Sound Trac
tion company, at an estimated cost of
William G. Sharp, American am
bassador to France, sailed on the
American line steamship St. Paul, ac
companied by his family, to return to
Viscount Grey, secretary of Eng
land's foreign affairs, says allies won't
talk peace, but declares objects of this
war must be realized, as a guarantee
of International peace of the future.
Spontaneous combustion caused the
explosion of a 20,000-gallon tank of
gasoline at the plant of the California
Food Products company at San Pedro,
which was partially destroyed by the
fire which followed.
The U. S. Supreme Court refused to
review the conviction of the three
officials of the Western Fuel company,
of San Francisco, who were convicted
of defrauding the government by false
weighing of dutiable coal. The men
will now have to serve their respective
' prison terms.
A wreath of flowers entwined with
an American flag was dropped from a
height of 1400 feet by Johnny Green,
an aviator, on the cemetery at Rome,
Ga., in which Mrs. Ellen Wilson, wife
of the President, is buried. The
wreath was placed on Mrs. Wilson's
grave as Rome's tribute to her mem
ory. Private CharleB Callahan, of the
headquarters company of the Fifth
Ohio Infantry, stationed at El Paso,
Tex., received a leave of absence in
which to journey to Detroit to take
possession of a fortune estimated at
$350,000, willed by his aunt. Mrs.
Mary Callahan, who died in Detroit
The Austrian premier, Count
Stuergkh, who was assassinated while
at dinner Sunday in Vienna, by Lud
wig Adler, publisher, was shot three
times. Count Stuergkh was dining at
hotel when the publisher attacked
him. Three shots were fired, all of
which took effect, the premier dying
Samuel Hill declares before a San
Francisco audience, that Washington,
Oregon and California should petition
the government to build a highway
along the oceanfront in these states,
which could be used in time of war to
carry materials necessary to the pro
tection of the coatJt, or in peace times
for the benefit of pleasure seekers, or
for other legitimate purposes.
After killing Sheriff Stier. of Queens
county, New York, with a shotgun,
and keeping at bay a posse of police
and deputy sheriffs who had surround
ed his home, Frank Taft, 66 years of
age, was shot and instantly killed by
one of the besiegers. Taft shot Stier,
who served him with a warrant after
he had been adjudged in contempt of
court for failing to appear as a wit
ness. Chief of Police White of San Fran
cisco hag abolished the police detinue
system, under which persons are ar
rested and held incommunicado with
out any charge being placed against
S. A. Appold, a student aviator, who
fell In a biplane near Los Angeles,
died later In a hospital. His young
wife saw him fall and helped take
him from the tangled wreckage of his
The German Order Pour Le Merite
bai been awarded Lieutenant Com
mander Arnauld De La Perriere. com
wander of the submarine U-85, for his
enlevements in sinking 128
totalling 370,000 tons.
The House of Commons has nasaad
the Becond reading of the Rhodes es
tate bill, which would exclude Ger
mans henceforth from enjoying schol
arships at Oxford University under
tne Uecll Rhodes trust fund.
Orders for more than 200 aeroplanes
nave Deen piacea ny the U. 8. war de
partment as tne nrst step In expan
sion or me aviation service under the
army reorganization act and contracts
lor about 100 additional machines of
various types probably will be award
ed In the near future.
Six Inmates of Sing Sing prison,
New York, drove past a guard In a
prison automobile truck and made
their escape about noon Friday. The
finding of the abandoned truck a half
hour after the escape gave the first
Intimation that the men, all of whom
were serving sentences of from IS
years to life, had fled.
Because John Slocura mistook him
for a burglar and fired a bullet at him
Inflicting a flesh wound In hla hand,
J. J. Hancock obtained Judgment
against Slocum for $100 by a Jury In
the superior court at Seattle. Hancock
sued Slocum for $7500 damages.
The first Indictment In San Fran
cisco for the alleged offenae of ship
ping whisky Into dry territory under
false labels was returned by the fed
eral grand Jury against the Weil-Wela-baum
company. Two barrels of whia-'
ky, according to the true bill, were
shipped by the firm to Pendleton, Or,'
In boxes labeled "household goods."
BIDS ARE CALLED fOR ON 2500
CARS BY UNION PACIFIC RAILROAD
Portland The Union Pacific system
Tuesday called for bids on 1000 auto
mobile cars and 1500 box cars, requir
ing nearly 15,000,000 feet of lumber.
The specifications require that all
the lumber be purchased from mills in
Union Pacific 'territory Oregon,
Washington and Idaho.
It is probable that Twohy Brothers,
of Portland, will bid on this contract
as they are equipped to build cars in
their East Side plant and have been
eager to enter this field of activity for
Judge R. S. Lovett, chairman of the
Union Pacific, will be in Portland this
week and is expected to give some at
tention to the prospects of successful
car building here. When questioned
about it at his office In New York a
few weeks ago Judge Lovett declared
that, other things being equal, he
would prefer to have the cars built on
The advantages of building cars
convenient to the place where the lum
ber is produced are obvious. The
Eastern builders must pay freight on
the raw lumber that goes into the cars
even when it is carried by the railroad
that buys them.
Trap Set by Villa; Vanguard of
Pursuing Carranza Force Ambushed
El Paso, Tex. Francisco Villa led
the Carranza vanguard under General
Carlos Ozuna into an ambush between
Santa Ysabel and San Andres, on the
western division of the Mexican North
western railway Friday, a report re-
ceived by Mexican government agents
According to this report, which was
obtained by secret service agents for
the Federal government, Villa retreat
ed from a position outside of San
Andres, 40 miles on the railroad west
of Chihuahua City toward San Andres.
This led the Carranza vanguard into
the trap which Villa is said to have
set for them, the government report
said. The bandits, who were hidden
in the rocky defiles along the railroad,
poured a heavy fire into the Carranza
troops from behind rocks. The same
source of information claims to have
confirmation of the report that the
Carranza troops then retired to Santa
Ysabel, thence to Palomas, and are in
Fresno, the first station west of Chi
Carranza officials here admit that
there has been heavy fighting between
Santa YBabel and Chihuahua City, but
General Gonzales, in Juarez, insists
that he has received no details of the
fighting. The report that General
uzuna naa been killed is receiving
credence here in official circles.
Baseball Training Wins War Honors.
Boston "Bill" O'Hara, once a star
left fielder of the Toronto International
league team and a former scout for
the New York National league club,
has been recommended for the military
cross in recognition of his bravery and
skill in hurling bombs for the British
army on the Somme battle front, ac
cording to advices received here from
his home in Toronto.
When O'Hara played in the Inter
national league he was noted for his
accurate throwing and Btrength.
O'Hara, a lieutenant in a Canadian
regiment at the front, is now hurling
deadly bombs instead of baseballs.
Fruit Diet Test Ends,
Berkeley, Cal. An exclusive diet of
alligator pears for two weeks ended
Tuesday night for Alwyn Baker, a
University of California Btudent. eat
ing under the direction of the depart
ment of nutrition. Baker has lost
no weight, but said he was very hun
The official findings on his experi
ment will be announced next week at
San Diego at a meeting of the Avoca
do assoication, composed of growers in
Oregon, the Sacramento valley and
Flour Cheat is Charged.
ChicagoCharges that the milling
interests have made an excess profit of
$60,000,000 by using rejected wheat
and wheat below milling grades while
charging consumers for flour, based on
the best grades of wheat, were made
Tuesday by Miss Florence King, of the
Women a association of commerce, in
a complaint filed with United States
District Attorney Clyne.
Miss King will seek to have federal
inspection of grain, provided in a re
cent act of congress, apply to this
year s wheat crop.
Coffee Thefts Extensive.
San Salvador, Republic of Salvador
Two arrests have been made in con
nection with the theft of coffee ship
ped from San Salvador, disclosed
through compluints made by American
merchants that 10 pounds of coffee
were missing from each of many bags
consigned to them.
The value of the coffee stolon ap
proximates 300,000 pesos. The inves
tigation, which began a month ago,
has not yet concluded.
Zeppelin Stirs Dutch Ire.
Amsterdam Dutch newspapers are
indignant over the report by the Han
delsblad that on Sunday a Zeppelin
dropped a bomb near Gorkum (Gorini
chem), 22 miles southeast of Rotter
dam. The Nieuws Van dun Dag says:
"If German airship commanders had
not displayed Bupreme contempt for
the protests of the Dutch government
this deplorable incident, which only by
accident lacked serious results, would
not have occurred."
225 New U-BoatS Built.
Geneva, Switzerland Prince von
Buelow, former German imperial chan
cellor, recently informed a neutral
newspaper that since the beginning of
the war Germany had constructed 225
submarines, saya a dispatch from
The German naval authorities, the
Prince is reported to have added, are
paying more attention to submarines
than to battleships, and Austria
Hungary is doing likewise. i
Of Ceneral Interest
Great Educational Revival
Strikes Oregon Institutions
University of Oregon, Eugene. An
Intellectual stimulus that state uni
versity ob. ervers so far have not ac
counted for appears to have come to
Oregon this fall. Here are a few of
the manifestations of It:
Nearly 1,000 persons have appeared
for university extension classes In
Portland. Residence enrollment In
liberal arts at Eugene will be nearly
1,100 f r the year. Registration In the
correspondence-study department Is
628. Attendance at the summer school
was 314. Other departments show
similar growth. For example, 4,479
teachers of Oregon have this year
done their reading circle work with
The Portland Increase 1b about 7E
per cent: liberal arts residence in
crease Is about 13 per cent; the correspondence-study
increase 1b 19 per
cent; the summer school Increase was
70 per cent. This growth has come
in a period when Increases were not
to be expected.
When a member of the extension
faculty made a trip on Institute work
to Harney county this month, a ma
jority of the teachers were found to
be interested In correspondence-study.
The attendance totals for all Oregon
Institutions of higher education give
this state a high place in percentage
of population that goes beyond the
State Engineers Tackle Water
Survey of Hood River Valley
Hood River. Rhea Luper, engineer
for the state water board, assisted by
Fred CoBhow and Malcolm Button, has
begun the four months' task of mak
ing a survey of the entire area of the
Hood River valley under the ditches
of irrigation systems or that may be
irrigated. During the next week H. K,
Donnelly, another engineer of the wa
ter board, accompanied by R. C. Ingar-
ham, will arrive here to assist in the
task. George T. Cochran, of La
Grande, eastern Oregon water super
intendent, was here Saturday to in
spect the initial work of the engineer,
The work of the water board has
been undertaken here for the purpose
of adjudicating the water rights of
the entire Hood River watershed. The
task was initiated recently, when the
supreme court, remanding a decision
of Circuit Judge Bradshaw in the case
of the Oregon Lumber company vs.
the East Fork Irrigation District, re
ferred the case to the water board.
Shooting Stars Promised.
University of Oregon, Eugene Two
separate annual displays of shooting
BtarB will be visible throughout Ore
gon November 16 and 24, according to
E. H. McAlister, professor of astron
omy and mechanics In the state uni
versity. The display due on Novem
ber 16 may be seen in the early morn
ing hours; that of November 24 is due
in the early evening. The earth at
these times will be cutting through
the orbit of the swarm of meteors
from which the stars come.
Display of the aurora borealis will
be visible In Oregon next winter, for
the first time in 11 years, Mr. McAlis
ter says. Northern lights are dim in
this latitude of the west, except when
the sun spots have reached their max
imum number, which occurs only once
in ll years. A connection between
the sun spots and the aurora borealis
is believed by many scientists to exist,
Bridge Does Big Business.
Salem. Traffic figures compiled un
der the direction of the state highway
department show that In 30 days end
ing at 8:30 A. M. October 10, 21,008
automobiles, 13,858 motorcycles, bicy
cles and pedestrians, 10,307 horse-
drawn vehicles, and 923 head of stock
crossed the bridge over the Willam
ette river at Salem. The dally aver
age of traffic over the bridge was:
700 automobiles, 462 motorcycles, bi
cycles and pedestrians, 343 horse
drawn vehicles, and 31 head of stock.
The maximum of traffic occurred on
Portland day during the recent state
ralr, when 1579 automobiles crossed
Prunes $6.40 a Hundred.
Ro8eburg. The highest price paid
for prunes In Douglas county this sea
son was recorded here Wednesday,
when Rush Clark, a Millwood rancher,
sold his entire crop at $6.40 per hun
dred pounds, orchard run. Mr. Clark
had about 30,000 pounds of prunes.
Fractlcally all of the prunes grown
In Douglas county have been sold and
the local packing plants are working
to their full capacity. This year's
crop is said to be the heaviest in the
history of the county.
, Arrival of Fish Is Late.
Marshflold. The salmon hatchery
on south Coos river has not Impound
ed a fish to date. It Is usual by this
time of the season to have a large
school of fine chlnook In the ponds
protected by the racks, but the arrival
of the fish at the hatchery depends
upon freshets and there have been
none this fall. The entire rainfall
since the first of September only
amounts to .72 of an Inch. The Coos
river establishment expects to take
several million eggs before the middle
Radio Station Under Way.
Marshfleld. The United States ra
dio station being constructed at Engle
wood, a suburb of Marshfleld, is about
one-third finished. The piling for the
residences has been driven and the
grading at the site Is one-half com
pleted. A hill Is being cut away to
make the fill required for the grounds
surrounding the station. A large per
centage of the lumber has been de
livered and the buildings now are un
1900 Cart are Lacking.
Salem. All records for car shortage
on the Portland division -of the South
ern Pacific company's lines were bro
ken when reports to the Oregon Pub
lic Service commission showed the
company 1900 cars short of Its orders.
The company reported that It had re
ceived orders for 2225 cars, and that
325 cart were available. A total of 73
empty freight cars were reported to
hare arrived at Ashland in 24 hour.
The chief characters are Ethel Wil
loughby, Hunry Btreetman and Capt.
Lurry Redmond. Ttie minor character!
are sir George Wagfltaff of the British
admiralty mi. I CharleB Drown, a New
York newspaper correspondent. Ethel,
a renldent or Sir George's household,
ecretly married to Streetman, a German
spy, though she did not know him as
inch. Captain Redmond, her old lover,
returns to Knglund after long absence.
I torn him she learng the truth about
Stretman: furthermore, that he has
betrayed her simply to learn naval se
crets, The European war breaks out.
fcthel prepares to accompany Streetman
to Brussels as a German spy in order to
get revenge and serve England.
... b.i.w iiiv.n en. yiTcn m
remarxaoie picture of Belgian
village life Its peacefulness and
hopefulness Just before the
German host swept the little na
tion -ln 1914. You will enjoy
Charlie Brown's meeting with
the Innkeeper, and sympathize
with old Henri In his pathetic
effort to reassure his frightened
daughter of her safety. You will
thrill at the meeting of spies,
Capt. Larry Redmond, a llrltlsh
spy, discusses pliins with a French
spy In a Belgian village lnu.
CHAPTER XI Continued.
Larry swiftly Cautioned him to be
'Tardon! A slip of the tongue!" his
"You have arranged matters as I
planned with your General Jacques?"
"Yes! Last night we have strung a
wire from the fort to this Inn. Even
now the end of it Is dangling in that
chimney." He nodded toward the huge
fireplace ncross the room. "I have
outside a telephone. ... I wait
only the opportunity to connect the In
strument." "Now sit over there!" Larry com
manded, waving the man to a chair at
one of the tables. The fellow obeyed
him without question. And after a
quick survey of the place to make
sure that there were no eavesdroppers,
Captalu Redmond Joined him.
"Good!" he said. "Now, the Germans
will be here tonight," he confided, as
he seated himself upon the table and
leaned toward his fellow-spy.
"So soon?" n
"They march fast," Larry said.
"Here the road forks. One turns to
the left, the other to the right. The
safety of your fort depeuds on which
road they take."
I know," the other assented. "And
on their arrival a woman will send us
word by our telephone."
Larry had not learned that
"A woman?" he exclaimed. "Who la
"I do not know, m'sleu."
"Is she here now?" Larry persisted.
A suspicion had suddenly swept across
his mind, filling him, half with hope,
half with fear, that the unknown wom
an might be Ethel Willoughby.
The Frenchman shook his head.
"No, m'sleu, I wait her return," he
"She was not, perhaps, a Madame de
Lorde " Larry mused.
"I was not told her name, m'sleu. I
am to find her by code."
"I thought possibly it might be a
Madame de Lorde," Larry told him.
"Until two days ago we were work
ing together In Brussels. Then I had
"The Germans Will Be Here Tonight."
to leave. . . thought she might
have come this way." He slipped off
the table onto his feet. "Still, no mat
ter!" he added, as the French spy
looked at him a bit too Inquiringly.
lou can depend on this womau?" he
The fellow shrugged his shoulders.
"She serves General Jacques. He
trusts her," he replied, as If that fact
absolved him of responsibility.
"Explain everything carefully to
her." Larry cautloued him.
"Everything, m'sleu!" the little man
promised. "Shall you return here
later?" he asked, as Larry started to
"I do not know if my regiment will
stop here, or if It will go on; so I
must rely on you and the woman."
Captain Redmond warned him. "Re
memberIt Is Imperative your general
kuow if the attack be direct or by a
"Yes, yes! . . . Now I shall get
tli telephone," the Gallic gentleman
annenneed. And the lit exclaimed
War story based on the drama of
quickly, In French, "Vous avez ral
son!" His change to his own language, no
less than the Inflection of warning In
his voice, brought Captuln Redmond
around sharply; and he saw that they
were no longer alone. It was the Inn
keeper, Henri Chrlstophe, who had
come back to serve his leisurely pat
ron. "Ah, gentlemen! Something to
drink?" Chrlstophe asked them, rub
bing his hands lu anticipation of the
feel of good coin In them.
"No, thnnk you! My friend Is leav
ing now," the Frenchman Bald.
"But I will be back soon," Larry
promised. And with that Henri Chrls
tophe had to be content.
Again the Indefatigable newspaper
reader returned to his favorite pas
time, while Henri Chrlstophe regarded
him with a mild penslveness. The fel
low had loafed much In his inn during
the past two days; but he had been al
together too abstemious to suit the pro
prietor's notions of what was due him
from a guest. And then all at once old
Henri's face turned happy once more,
at the sight of a quaint little creature
who tripped Into the room and called
"Ah, father! You are home again!
What news of the war?"
"Nothing, ma petite!" he said.
"Nothing! Do not be alarmed."
"But all say the Germans are com
ing through Belgium," she told him
Her remark seemed to exasperate
him. What with poor business, nnd
the worry of the last few days for
Henri Chrlstophe did not entirely share
the complacency of his more placid
pntrons regarding rumors that were In
the air what with those things to
trouble him his patience had become
finespun. The good God knew that he
did not desire war to sweep over his
fatherland. He hoped passionately that
It might escape that calamity. And
dreading it as he did, he took occasion,
whenever the possibility was men
tioned, to denounce the contingency
as being beyond reason. Somehow, he
derived comfort simply from asserting
his disbelief in such a thing.
"All say It!" he repeated after her
with an irritation which was strange
In him. "So always it is with you
women you exaggerate every rumor,"
he cried. "I tell you your father we
are a neutral country. All the big na
tions they have promised us that our
land is safe from Invasion. It is near
ly a hundred years since they gave us
their word and always they have kept
"But still I am frightened," his
daughter reaffirmed. She was, In truth,
a timid little thingJust the sort to
be thrown Into a twitter of excitement
over a mouse or a war. It mattered
not what one might tell her to calm
her. She would still be alarmed. Ant
now Jeanne looked up at her father
with such fear In her great dark eyes
that he forgot his anger In his attempt
to soothe her.
"But why?" he asked her more
gently. "They did not come through
our country in 1870 In the Franco
Prussian war. Why should they now?
The Germans make much money from
us and we from them. They are our
friends. ... No, ma petite, thanks
to God we need fenr nothing."
"I hope, father, you may be right,"
she said, albeit somewhat doubtful
"You shall see! You shall see!" he
reassured her. He made his way to the
cigar counter and busied himself set
ting things to rights there. "What
worries me far more than the Ger
mans, my little one," he went on,
"what worries me Is that we have so
few Americans automohlliug this sum
mer. Always In August there are
many: nnd they pay well."
"Perhaps It Is the Germans who
keep them away," she ventured unhap
pily. "Will you cease?" he cried angrily.
"Always you talk of the Germans.
Soon you will have me nervous like
you," he complained, as if he were not
"I am sorry, mon pere," she said in
"There, there!" he exclaimed, as If
ashamed that he had chlded her. "I
did not mean to be cross. Come! For
get your fenrs and pray to your saints
that business will be better. To think
that In August we have only that one
At his remark the French spy
glanced up quickly from his newspa
per. He had not known that there was
a lady staying In the house. And he
wondered whether she might not prove
to be the persou for whom he was ou
"And what do you suppose she is do
ing here in Courvoisler?" little Jeanne
asked her father. It was not quite the
usual thing for a foreign or any other
lady to stay In an lnu without an es
cort. "That I do not know nor do I care,
ma petite," Henri Chrlstophe said.
"She Is not French as she says. One
may tell from her accent," the girl re
marked. It was patent that her wom
an's curiosity had been aroused by
their feminine guest.
"But she pays, my little one and
she minds her own business," her fa
ther responded. "Let us do likewise.
. . . Wipe oft the table yonder!" he
directed Jeanne, as If he would give
her something to think of that would
take her mind rff such Idle thoughts.
Little Jeanne took the cloth from a
nearby hook and proceeded to polish
the table top at which the two peas
ants had lately sat And while she
was thus engaged their too frugnl
French guest folded up his paper, rose,
and left them.
Lost A Warl
A stranger unmistakably American
pedaled a decrepit bicycle up to the
very threshold of the Lion d'Or before
he threw a leg wearily over the rear
wheel and stood there, leaning heavily
upon the handle bars and saddle. It
was Charlie Brown, though his best
friend might not have recognized him
without some difficulty. Ho was both
dirty and disheveled, and hot and tired
as well. Dust lay thick upon his
shoes. And now he gazed mournfully
into the inn, somewhat as a thirst
parched wanderer lu a desert might
have looked upon an oasis, with Its
promise of shade and cooling water.
Henri Chrlstophe did not see him at
first, for his broad back was toward
the street. But he sprang up quickly
as Mr. Brown called to him In very
"Musseer le proprietor!"
It was like music in the innkeeper's
"A customer, and an American!" he
exclaimed under his breath. "Oul,
monsieur!" he responded delightedly.
"I am very tired," Charlie explained
though he scarcely needed to dilate
upon that obvious fact. "I desire a
chamber with a bed, Immediately."
"Oul, monsieur I have a very good
room, on the mezzanine floor excel
lent for monsieur! . , .' Ten francs
"Ten?" said Charlie. "Cheap enough!
Go to It!"
And while little Jeanne went to pre
pare the room for him, he threw him
self Into a chair and cast a paper par
cel his sole baggage upon the table
in front of him. Beyond a few fresh
collars Its contents were negligible.
"I want to go to my room now,"
Charlie Informed his host. "I'm dead
to the world." Unconsciously he had
lapsed into his own vernacular. And
then he realized that a Belgian Inn
keeper In a country town could by no
manner or means comprehend him.
"Oh, how the devil do you say 'I want
to go to my room' in French?" he
"But I speak English, sir," the Inn
keeper Interposed. He had a decided
accent, it was true. But to Charlie
Brown's ears the words were as grate
ful as the sound of a rippling brook
upon a hot summer's day.
"You do? Why didn't you say so?"
"Pardon me, sir!" the politic Inn
keeper begged him. "But so many
Americans like to exhibit their knowl
edge of French that I have found it
wisest never to speak English to an
American until I am asked."
"Say how did you know I was an
American?" Charlie asked him with
sudden suspicion. He would have liked
to know Just what It was about his ap
pearance that seemed to stamp him as
a Yankee, no matter where he went.
"Oh! I could tell at once. . . .
The voice, the manner. . . . Oh! I
cannot explain. . . . It Is a some
thing," Chrlstophe groped, "an air
oue can never mistake it."
Mr. Brown grinned at him.
"Right there with that French 'gaff,
aren't you?" he said.
Henri Chrlstophe smiled.
"Ah, m'sleu, I understand," he ex
claimed, nodding his head sngely. "But
you do me an Injustice. I do not flat
ter. I speak the truth."
All at once the American remem
bered that he was a newspaper man.
"Well, then, have you seen anything
of a war around here?" he asked.
"Neither have I!" Charlie volun
teered. "And I've been looking for it
for a week."
"Oh, there will be no war here,"
Chrlstophe Assured him. "It is always
like this just our peaceful little vil
lage! We harvest our crops; we brew
some beer; we make a little wine
good wine. Monsieur shall sample it
and see," he added parenthetically.
"We go ) church on Sunday, we live
and die In the quiet sunshine. . . ,
There will be no war here."
Charlie Browu did not like to break
rudely in upon the good man's placid
dream. Hut at the same time be saw
no reason for dissembling. If trouble
were coming as he believed he con
sidered it as well that the innkeeper
should be prepared for it as well as
"But thoy say the Germans are com
ing through Belgium," he ventured.
Henri Chrlstophe picked up the
checkerboard that the two peasants
had used to amuse themselves, and
placed it upon the counter.
'Ah, no, m'sleu! And even should
they, our people are good people. They
will not touch us," he said as optimis
tically as he could.
'Well I hope not," Charlie agreed.
"But at least I'd like to Bee some of
the beggars. It's d: d irritating to
look for a war and not be able to
And it." He rose stiffly from his chair
and strolled to the cigar counter. "Got
anything to smoke?" he asked, leaning
over the glass case. The innkeeper
fumbled Inside the showcase and laid
his wares out for his guest's inspec
tion. "Gosh, Peter!" Mr. Brown exclaimed
In delight. "And a real cigar counter,
too! Where on earth did you get
"Oh, I was in New York," the other
told him proudly, "I educated my
daughter there. I was a waiter at
the Beaux Arts."
Charlie Brown stuck his hand out.
The Beaux Arts was one of his special
"Greetings!" be exclaimed. "And you
brought this with your He looked al
most lovingly upon that familiar con
trivance of oak,lass and nickel.
"I had wished to Introduce here a
little of the American what you call
It? enterprise. And this year I had
hoped to purchase a book to registra
tion In, and little boxes behind for the
letters and the keys," Chrlstophe add
ed. "But business has not been good."
"You're a good sort, old manT Char
lie told him. "I hope if they do come,
they'll leave you alone."
"I hope so, m'sleu," the innkeeper
answered. And he breathed a silent
prnj'or that the Germans would not
come that way.
At that moment a lady in white
entered from the street and started
across the room toward a door that
led to the chambers above.
"Bonjour, mndamo!" Chrlstophe
said politely. It was his mysterious
lodger. And since she paid well,
there was every reason why he should
be affable to her,
"Bonjour!" the young woman answered.-
She did not recognize her
fellow guest until he approached with
"Great Scott! You!" he cried, scarce
believing his own eyes.
Ethel Willoughby for It was she--could
not do otherwise than pause. She
stared at Charlie Brown.
"How do you do, Mr. Brown?" she
said. Her manner was nervous, con
strained.. But Charlie Brown did not
notice that In his surprise. He took
her hand with undisguised delight.
"Imagine meeting you here!" be said
with great good-humor. "I suppose I
ought to say, 'This Is a Bmall world
after all.' "
Henri Chrlstophe had witnessed
their unexpected meeting with ail the
Interest of a curious-minded resident of
"Great Scott! You!" He Cried.
a small village. It pleased him, more-'
over, that his newly found friend from
New York already knew his feminine
"Ah, m'sleu knows Madame de
Lorde! . That Is good, good," he mur
mured, as he beamed upon them both.
Charlie Brown looked first at Henri
Chrlstophe then back at Ethel again.
And nu expression of bewilderment
spread over his face.
"Madame de Lorde?" he said to her
"Yes, yes!" she answered impatient
ly. And he perceived then that she
was decidedly ill at ease. But all that
escaped the pleased Innkeeper.
"And now I myself will prepare din
ner," Chrlstophe announced. "Perhaps
you and madame will dine together,"
he told Mr. Brown.
"Why, yes, sure if madame will,"
Charlie agreed promptly. So far as lie
was concerned, nothing could plense
Do you believe that Brown ;
will discover for himself the ;
truth about Madarr.e de Lorde,
and do you think he will join ;
his friends In their spyina work? !
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HEALTH TIP WORTH HEEDING
Always Hold the Head High, Is Advice
Given by William Muldoon of
In n letter to Robert Grimshaw of
the New York university. William Mul
doon, who ranks as one of the fore
most remakers of physically broken
down men, gives advice that It would
be well for every man nud woman, boy
and girl in America to take to heart,
according to Commerce and Finance.
He says :
"I was taught In early manhood not
to throw my shoulders back, stick my
chest out, draw my stomach In. or hold
my chin down like a gont preparing to
nutt, but to always try nnd touch some
Imaginary things with the crown of
my head. If one tries to do that first
understands how to try trhd then tries
he doesn't have to pay any attention
to the rest of his physical beine: that
effort to touch something above him,
not with his forehead, but with the
crowu of his head, will keep every
particle of his body in the position that
nature intended It should be. And as
a boy I was advised to frequently
back up against the wall and make
the back of my head, my shoulders,
hips, heels, all press against the wall
at the same time ; and in that way get
an Idea of what was straight, or, in
other words, how crooked I was be
coming by drooping."
Both to young and old Mr. Mul
doon's "hold-your-head-up" suggestion
Is Inspiring. Try It. The effect physic
ally and mentally is immediate. When
the head goes higher the Impulse Is to
deeper breathing. A man finds more
elnsticlty in his limbs. He steps out
with more ease. There Is more spring
to his gait. He Isn't a lumbering, sham
bling creature, but a man alive. With
the elevation of the crown of the head
there seems to come clearer thinking, a
more buoyant feeling and a brighter
Advanced In Life.
While out walking with my little
nephew, Jack, who for the first time
was wearing his first pair of woolen
trousers, and who, needless to say, was
proud of the fact, we met hla Uncle
Harry, who said : "Hello, Jack. Too.
are quite a man now, aren't yonf
when Jack replied : "lea, I am wear
ing pants on the outside now." Chi