WORLD HAPPENINGS OF CURRENT WEEK Brief Resume Most Important Daily News Items. COMPILED FOR BUSY READERS Events of Noted People, Governments and Pacific Northwest and Other Things Worth Knowing:. German newspapers advocating peace are opposed to President Wilson as ar bitrator. John D. Archbold, president of the Standard Oil company, dies and leaves a fortune of $100,000,000. According to figures compiled in Denmark, the allies have lost 15,100, 000 soldiers in the war to date. Artillery duels and small maneuvers by patrol parties have featured the fighting on the Austro-Italian front. Petrograd admits its failure to check the Germans' march on Roumania's capital, and its fall is momentarily ex pected. ' In an engagement between San Do minican rebels and U. S. marines a dozen Americans were wounded, sev eral seriously. A Russian attack against the Geman lines south of Dvinsk failed with heavy casualties to the Russians, ac cording to Berin. Pennsylvania crude oil advances 15 cents, making $2.75 a barrel paid to producers, the highest price in the his tory of the oil industry. Reporting on the casualties among foreigners in Chihuahua City, a Car ranza commander Btates that "only a few Chinese were killed by Villa." The quarantine on Canadian potatoes is lifted by the government, and the influx of these tubers is expected to reduce the price in the United States. Pope Benedict denounces the aerial bombardment of open cities and con demns "all those who had defied the laws of God and man in the present war." Thomas Campbell, Republican, was elected governor of Arizona at the re cent election by a plurality of 32 votes over Governor George W. P. Hunt, it is announced officially.- Berlin scientists discover that lack of sugar in that country is the cause of the high Infant mortality. To each infant born after December 1, an half pound additional monthly iB allowed. Lloyd's shipping agency announced that the British Bhip King Bleddyn has been sunk. The King Bleddyn, of 4387 tons gross, sailed from New York on November 16 for Havre. Proprietors of laundries in Paris and the neighboring districts have decided to close their establishments on De cember 20 unless the government guar antees an adequate supply of coal. The British cabinet is to be recon stituted, but the changes that are to be made will not bring about a policy different from that which has been pursued since the beginning of the war. The gift by an anonymous donor of 1600,000 to Columbia University. New York, to meet the cost of constructing and equipping a building for the newly established gchool of business was an nounced by the trustees of the univer sity. Carranza's troops are reported flee ing northward and In disorder. Germany proposes to conserve her coal supply by regulating its use in saloons and places of amusement. A two and one-half cent piece Is demanded by the country, according to the director of the mint. His an nual report recommends the passage of a law authorizing coins of that denom ination from copper and nickel. - Prohibition carried in Montana by a majority of 28,886 votes. Ollicial fig ures compiled from every county in the state give for prohibition 102,776, against 73,8110 votes. Lewis and Clarke, Deer Lodge and Silver Bow are the only three counties in the state which give a majority against prohi bition. . The services of the Federal Board of Mediation and Conciliation were asked for Thursday by President Peyton, of the Nashville, Chattanooga & St. Louis railway, to adjust a controversy with the road's employes, which already had resulted in the brotherhood memberB voting overwhelmingly in favor of a strike. The Roumanian town of Tsomana, 16 miles south of Bucharest, has been captured by Teutonic forces, the Rus sian war office announces. Chancellor von Bethmann-Holtweg, addressing the reichstag, declares that Germany is ready for peace that will guarantee the future existence of that nation. Bessie Norton, 21, and Joseph Bowl ing, 26, were married on top of a 200 foot concrete smokeBtack in an oil plant at Florence, Cal., Thanksgiving Day. Practically the entire city wit nessed the ceremony. German newspapers deny that U-boat operations on the Atlantic coast can be construed as a blockade, ' The state of Oregon will not become "bone-dry" until the legislature meets and fixes a penalty for importation of wet goods, j Eleven Industrial Workers of the World in jail at Stockton, Cal., on vagrancy charges, went on a hunger . strike Thursday when they were served with only two meals and no tur key. Prison fare consisted of mush, bread And coffee for breakfast and beef stew, bread and coffee for dinner. RAILWAY STRIKE LEGISLATION PARAMOUNT President's Message to Congress Urges "Eight-Hour Day Basis," "Right to Draft for Military Purposes" and "Raise in Freight Rates" if Necessity Arises. WASHINGTON, Doc. 6. The text of President Wilson's address to Con gress Is: "Gentlomcn of the Congress In ful filling at this time the duty laid upon me by the Constitution of communicat ing to you from time to time Informa tion of the state of the Union and reo omendlns to your consideration such legislative measures as may be judged necessary and expedient, I shall con tinue the practice, which I hope has been acceptable to you, of leaving to the reports of the several heads of the executive departments the elaboration of the detailed needs of the public serv ice and confine myself to those matters of more general public policy with which It seems necessary and feasible to deal at the present session of the Congress. "I realize the limitations of time un der which you will necessarily act at this session and shall make my sug gestions as few as possible; but there were some things left undone at the last session which there will now be time to complete and which It seems necessary In the Interest of the public to do at once. Hallway Labor I.f nllalon Urged. "In the first place, it seems to me Imperatively necessary that the earliest possible consideration and action should be accorded the remaining measures of the programme of settle ment and regulation which I had oc casion to recommend to you at the close of your last session In view of the pub lic dangers disclosed by the unaccom modated difficulties which then existed, and which still unhappily continue to exist, between the railroads of the country and their locomotive engineers, conductors and trainmen. "I then recommended: "First, immediate provision for the enlargement and administrative reor ganization of the Interstate Commerce Commission along the lines embodied In the bill recently passed by the House of Hepresentatlves and now awaiting action by the Senate, In order that the Commission may be enabled to deal with the many great and various duties now devolving upon it with a prompt ness and thoroughness which are, with Its present constitution and means of action, practically impossible. "Second, the establishment of an eight-hour day as the legal basis alike of work and of wages in the employ ment of all railway employes who are actually engaged In the work of oper ating trains In Interstate transporta tion. "Third, the authorization of the ap pointment by the President of a small body of men to observe the actual re sults In experience of the adoption of the eight-hour day in railway trans portation alike for the men and for the railroads. "Fourth, explicit approval by the Congress of the consideration by the Interstate Commerce Commission of an Increase of freight rates to meet such additional expenditures by the rail roads aB may have been rendered nec essary by the adoption of the eight hour day and which have not been off set by administrative readjustments and economies, should the facts dis closed justify the increase. Compulnory Invenllvntlon Advocated. "Fifth, an amendment of the exist ing Federal statute which provides for the mediation, conciliation and arbitra tion of such controversies as the pres ent by adding to it a provision that, in case the methods of accommodation now provided for should fall, a full public Investigation of the merits of every such dispute shall be Instituted and completed before a Btrlke or lock out may lawfully be attempted. "And, Blxth, the lodgement In thi hands of the Executive of the power, In case of military necessity, to take control of such portions and such roll ing stock of the railways of the ooun try as may be required for military use and to operate them for military pur poses, with authority to draft Into the military service of the United States such train crews and administrative of ficials as the circumstances require for their safe and efticlent use. "The second and third of those recom mendations the Congress immediately acted on: it established the eight-hour day as the legal basis of work and wages In train service and it authorized the appointment of a commission to observe nnd report upon the practical results, deeming these the measures most Immediately needed;, but It post poned action upon the other sugges tions until an opportunity should be offered for a more deliberate consid eration of them. The fourth recom mendatlon I do not deem It necessary to renew. Tho power of the Inter state Commerce Commission to grant an increase of rates on tho ground re ferred to Is Indisputably olear and a recommendation by the Congress with regard to such a matter might seem to draw In question tho scope of the Commission's authority or Its Inclina tion to do justice when there is no reason to doubt either. Other ltecniiiiiieiutatloiia Renewed "Tho other suggestions the lncreaso in the Interstate Commerce Commts sion's membership and in Its fa duties for performing its man! fold duties, tho provision for full publto investigation and assess ment of industrial disputes, and the grant to the Executive of the power to control and operate tho rail wavs when necessary In time of war or other like public ticcessity I now very earnestly renew. "The necessity for such legislation is manifest and pressing. Those who have entrusted us with the responsl blllty and duty of serving and safe guarding them in such matters would find It hard. 1 believe, to excuse a fnll uro to act upon these grave mattors or nny unnecessary postponement of action upon them. 'Not only does the Interstate Com merce Commission now find It practi cally Impossible, with Its present mem bership and organisation, to perforin Its great functions promptly and tho roughly, but it Is not unlikely that it may presently be found advisable to add to its duties still others equally heavy nnd exacting. It must first bo perfected as an administrative Instru ment. "The country cannot and should not consent to remain any longer exposed to profound industrial disturbances for lack of additional means of arbi tration and conciliation which the Con gress can easily and promptly supply. High Living Cost Issue. Washington, D. C The high cost of living and what steps the Federal government can take to control it, assumed proportions as a national question with the convening of con gress. The possibility that President Wilson will deal With the subject in a special address grew stronger, al though it was thought probable that the President would select a separate occasion for it. Eleven bills, seeking to check the soaring prices by stopping shipments to Europe, and reducing pontage on foodstuffs, were introduced. No Cars; Road Must Pay. Washington, D. C A damage ver diet of $145,830 against the Pennsyl vania Railroad Co., secured by the Sonman Shaft Coal Co., of Cambria county, Penn., of which Chairman Vance C. McCormick, of Harrisburg, Pa., is treasurer and a principal stock holder, for failure or refusal to furnish cars for shipping coal, was affirmed by the Supreme court. Interstate Com merce Commission findings, the Su preme court decided in another case, are prima facie evidence on liability of railroads for discrimination. And all will agree that there must be no doubt as to the power of the Exe cutive to make immodlate and uninter rupted use of the railroads for the con centration of the military forces of the Nation wherever they are needed and whenever they are needed. Tills Is a programme of regulation, prevention and administrative effi ciency which argues Its own case In the mere statement of It. With regard to one of Its items, the increase In tho efficiency of the Interstate Com merce Commission, the House of Hep resentatlves has already acted; its ac tion needs only the concurrence of the Senate, Industrial I'rocem Must Not Stop. I would hesitate to recommend, and I dure say the Congress would hosltate to act upon the suggestion should 1 make It, that any man In any occupa tion should be obliged by law to con tinue in an employment which he de sired to leave. To pass a law which forbade or prevented the Individual workman to leave his work before re ceiving the approval of society in do ing so would be to adopt a new prin ciple Into our Jurisprudence which 1 take It for granted we are not prepared to Introduce. But the proposal that the operation of the railways of the coun try shall not be stopped or interrupted by the concerted action of organized bodies of men until a public Investiga tion shall have been Instituted which shall make the whole question at' issue plain for the judgment of the opinion of the Nation Is not to propose any such principle. "It is based upon the very different principle that the concerted action of powerful bodies of men- shall not be permitted to stop the Industrial proc esses of the Nation, at any rate before the Nation shall have had an oppor tunity to acquaint Itself with the merits of the case as between employe and employer, time to form Its opinion upon an impartial statement of the merits, and opportunity to consider all practicable means of conciliation or arbitration. I can seo nothing in that proposition but the justifiable safe guarding by society of the necessary processes of Its very life. There is nothing arbitrary or unjust In its un less It be arbitrarily and unjustly done. It can and should ,be done with a full and scrupulous regard for the Interests and liberties of all concerned as well as for the permanent Interests of so clety Itself. Three Important mils Await Senate. "Three matters of capital Importance await the action of the Senate which have already been acted upon by the House of Representatives: The bill which seeks to extend greater froedom of combination to those engaged In promoting tho foreign commerce of the country than Is now thought by some to be legal under the terms of the laws against monopoly; the bill amend ing the present organic law of Porto Itlco; and the bill proposing a more thorough and systematic regulation of the expenditure of money In elections. comnionly called the corrupt practices act. I need not labor my advice that these measures be enacted into law. Their urgency lies In the manifest cir cumstances which render their adop tion at this time not only opportune but necessary. Even delay would Berl ously jeopard the Interests of the coun try and of the Government.' "Immediate passage of the bill to regulate the expenditure of money In elections may seem to be less necessary than the Immediate enactment of the other measures to which I refer; because at least two years will elapse 'before another election in which Federal ofH ces are to be filled; but it would great ly relievo the public mind if this im portant matter were dealt with while the circumstances and the dangers to tho public morals of the present method of obtaining and spending campaign funds stand clear under recent obser vation and the methods of .expenditure can be frankly studied In the light of present experience; and a delay would have tho further very serious disad vantage of postponing action until an other election was at hand and some special object connected with it might be thought to be In the mind of those who urged It. Action can be taken now with facts for guidance and without suspicion of partisan purpose. "I Bhall not argue at length the de sirability of giving a freer hand in the matter of combined and concerted effort to those who shall undertake the essential enterprise of building up our export trade. That enterprise will presently, will Immediately assume, has Indeed already assumed, a magnitude unprecedented in ou'r experience. We have not the necessary Instrumentali ties for Its prosecution; it is deemed to be doubtful whether they could be crented upon an adequate scale under our present laws. We should clear awny all legal obstacles and create a basis of undoubted law for It which will give freedom without permitting unregulated license. The thing must be done now, because the opportunity Is hero and may escape us if we hesi tate or delay. , I'orto llleo I.nw Needs Amendment. "The argument for the proposed amendments of the organlo law of I'orto Kleo Is brief nnd conclusive. The present laws governing the Island and regulating the rights and privileges of Its people are not just. We have cre ated expectations of extended privi lege which we have not satisfied. There Is uneasiness among the people of the Island and even a-susplclous doubt with regard to our intentions concerning them which the adoption of the pend ing measure would happily remove. We do not doubt what we wish to do In any essential particular. We ought to do it at once. "There are other matters already ad vanced to tho stage of conference be tween the two houses of which It is not necessary that I should spoak. Some practicable basis of agreement con cerning them will no doubt be found and action taken upon them, "Inasmuch ns this Is, gentlemen, probably the last occasion I shall have to address the 64th Congress, I hope that you will permit me to say with what genuine pleasure and satisfaction I have co-operated with you in the many measures of constructive policy with which you have enriched the legislative annals of the country. It has been a privilege to labor in such company. I take the liberty of con grntulatlng you upon the completion of a record of rare serviceablcness and distinction. " Inland Cities Lose Fight on Rates. Washington, D. C. Inland cities of the Pacific Slope lost their fight in the Supreme court against an order of the Interstate Commerce commission granting lower trans-continental rail road rates to San Francisco, Oakland, Portland, Seattle and other Coast cit ies. Associate Justice Brandeis an nounced the unanimous decision of the court dissolving an injunction against enforcement of the order secured in the California Federal court by the in land cities, which contended that they should be classed as Coast terminals. Shevlin Estate Fixed. St. Paul An estate valued at $3,- 189,965 was left by the late Thomas L. Shevlin, former Yale football player, according to a statement filed at the capital by appraisers. The will leaves to his widow $1,081,430, and $824,996 each to his son and daughter. John D. Archbold Dead. Tarrytown, N. Y. John D. Arch bold, president of the Standard Oil company of New Jersey, died at his home here early Tuesday, following an operation for appendicitis. I - 0 By Richard Parker I : I ti ' i Bistd on ths drsmi of Sffl 1 JTIflPY0 V1VP RoiCorearue 1 1 A JL JUL "UNDBR COVER." ypi , ind Co-Author of KA S5 Copyright, 1816, By Th. Miciuliy Company "IT PAYS TO ADVERTISE" SV m 1 1 CHAPTER XIX, Continued. I 14- "What a delightful triangle we pre lent!" Btreetman remarked with a nasty smile. He adopted the poso of forgetting the revolver In Cnptalu Red mond's hand. And he moved, tenta tively, to see what would happen. lie found out quickly. "I wouldn't move If I were you," Larry told him sharply. "No?" Streetmnn Inquired with a sarcastic smile. "Permit me to point out that when someone enters this room" "When someone does, If you say one word, or do oue thing, I'll kill you so help me God I will!" Larry promised Mm. But the threat was far from alarm ing the fellow. "Afterward, you and the lndy will follow me," be pointed out to his enemy. 'Terhtips!" Larry granted. "But you'll go first. Remember that! If (hey find me lu this uulform, I'm done for anyhow, so I've nothing to lose. , . . You have. You don't want to die. You're a coward or you wouldn't bave treated hor like that cheated, robbed her!" "It was a way to serve my country and my country Is above all. For noth ing else do I care," he announced piously. His hypocritical answer roused Ethel to Ineffable scorn. "Why, he Isn't a German!" she scoffed. "He's a Russian In the Ger man pay." "A Russian, eh?" said Larry. "What if I am?" Streetman retort ed. "1 am loyal to Germany." "So you're a traitor, too a traitor to your own country!" Larry taunted blm. "A renegade! Why, you're a dis grace even to that uniform. You've got a yellow streak, Strassman, and that's what' II save us." - The telephone sergeant stepped In side the door, In obedience to Larry's late command. Streetmnn was be tween the fellow and Larry. And the soldier did not seo Captain Redmond's revolver. 'It Is fifteen minutes" be began. But Streetman gave him no time to flu .Bh. "Sergeant!" he exclaimed eagerly. "Remember, you go first!" Larry warned blm In an undertone. And to lie "noneom" he said, "You've tnter- upted us, sergeant, on some Important ousiness. There have been no mes sages." The sergeant saluted and retired, "Yes, Captain Karl!" he bad said as te turned. "So you are Captain Karl!" Street- man gasped. He wondered what fur- iher revelations would take place. "Now hand over your military pa- pers!" Larry ordered him. "I will not!" "Yes, you will! A German would rather die than betray his country to the enemy; but you're not a German, you dirty coward! You're not man enough to stand up and take your medicine. Come on!" After that Streetman reached for his papers. But Larry stopped blm sud denly. He reflected that possibly the fellow carried another revolver. "No, on second thought, I'll get 'era myself," be said. And he quickly ap propriated Streetinan's treasured doc uments. Among them he found a map of the British iutreuehinents. "You've marked Trench 27!" Larry eiolulined. "What mischief have you afoot for Trench 27?" Streetman dived for Larry then. But Captain Redmond was ready for him. He threw the unhappy rascal luto a chair. And thereupou Street- man thought better of his lutentions, Handing the revolver to Ethel, Larry bade her keep their prisoner covered, And then the resourceful Irishman pro ceeded ta bind his captive. "Wheu someone comes In to find me like this, what do you think will hap pen to you?" Streetman snarled. "Nothing!" was the captalu's blithe answer. "For I'll be proving with my own Eugllsh papers I'll say I found on you, that you're an English spy, and that I captured you for the father- land." "You dog!" the othor cried. Jle was thoroughly alarmed now, ns he saw the plausibility of the Irishman's ruse. " Ti8 best you don't talk too much cither," Larry cautioned him humor ously. And he proceeded to gag the helpless man. Then, to Ethel's sur prise, no less thuu the renegade Rus sian's, he opened the trapdoor and dragged Streetman. whom he had tied seated, to the chair, across the room toward the stairs that led to the wlue cellar. It was only a few seconds' work to lower his victim to the botto:i of tLe short (light. As the chair bumped from step to step, Larry could not re- fralu from a parting Jest. "'Tis many a long day, I'll warrant, since you rode In a Jaunting car, he remarked. CHAPTER XX. Little Jeanne Squares Accounts. With the venomous Streetmau safely disposed of, Captalu Redmond swiftly I) ti (tied through the packet of papers he bad filched from the fellow. "Ah! His pass!" be exclaimed Joy ously. And then b gave an exclama tlou of surprise. "A copy of their or ders!" be exulted. "The whole plau against the British army!" Larry said breathlessly as he scanned one of the documents. "The crown prince Is to march against Paris wbllt Von Kluck is flanking us from Tournay and Le Gateau. If they succeed, it will clear the road to Paris. . . .' Do you see what It means?" ha asked Ethel. "It means everything If wt can only 1st the British know," sht answered. "New tak his car that's outside you most know bow to drive It," Larry Mid. "His pass will get you through to Tourviu," "Oh, Larry Come with me!" She could not bear the thought of leaving blm. "The pass says 'For bearer!' 'TIs no good for two. I'd not get twenty yards till I was stopped . . . You must go aloue for England!" be urged her. "Then I've got to," she said. "That's the brave girl!" be praised her warmly. "And listen! At Tour vllle go to the mayor's house. Walt for me. Somehowiaiilght under cover of darkness I'll manage to get there to you, and there we'll find the English lines together. . . . Now, hurryl" he added. "For every second counts for England." There was no time even for the shortest goodby. But Ethel took one fleeting look Into his honest, loving eyes. Then be opened the door for ber and she left him. Captain Redmond, as he turned away from the door that shut even the view of her departure away from him, found that the German sergeant bad slipped lu by means of another en trance. , Larry told him there had been no messages, and a look of vast relief came over the gallant Irishman's face aj he heard the cough of a motor start ing outside. There followed the notes of a horn, which grew rapidly faluter. And he knew then that Ethel had made her escape unhindered. "Do you know which is my room?" hi asked the sergeant. The fellow told him; and Larry was on the point of leaving him when Lieu tenant Baum brought word that Major von Brenig wished to see Captain Karl at once. 'Any news, sergeant?" the lieuten ant inquired, after Larry had gone. "None, Herr Lieutenant." "What is that?" Baum asked pres ently. A curious, persistent tapping caught their attention, coming, appar ently, from beneath their feet. "Why it is the code!" the sergeant exclaimed. "What does It say?" Baum contin ued. The sergeant listened intently, while he spelled out the signal. "Help!" he Interpreted. "Oh-r-it Is the woman spy," the lien- tenant said contemptuously. And their Interest ceased for the time being. But soon the alert ear of the sergeant beard something that startled him. "It Is from one of our men," he de clared, as the tapping continued. "He has the password." 'Then open the door, quickly!" Baum commanded. The sergeant obeyed, and, looking down Into the cellar he cried: "Gott in HImmel! It is Herr Captain Strassman, bound and gagged I" In a few moments they had released Streetman.. "I was taken at a great disadvan tage and unexpectedly attacked by an Englishman," Streetman told them, In response to their anxious questioning, "Have either of you seen Captain Karl?" "He is with Major von Brenig," Lieutenant Baum replied. A sinister gleam came Into Street man's eyes. ' "Lieutenant, go to Captain Karl at once. Say that someone Is here with a message from Tourvllle," he said. "And as soon as Captain Karl leaves the room, Inform Major von Brenig "Ths Whole Plan Against the British Army I" that 1 alone, single-handed, have cap lured an English spy." Already Street man was gloating over his intended re prisal. Before executing bis errand Lieuten ant Baum at Streetinan's request handed his revolver to the spy from the Wilhelmstrasse. "Sergeant send for a military auto mobile. Hare It come here at once: I have ft little matter at Tourvllle to atteud to. personally," Streetman said. As he lay bound in the cellar he had heard almost every word of Larry's Instructions to th pseudo Madams de Lorde. "Your bands np this time!" Street man snapped the moment Captain Red mond stepped tuslds ths public room of ths Lion d'Or. Larry obeyed with lightning alac rity. And he gased at Streetman open mouthed. "How the devil did yon get looser he tsked. "You are going to die, my friend," the other said. He was In no mood for footless explanations. Essentials were all that Interested him nt the mo ment. "Well, go ahead, and hurry!" Larry said somewhat bitterly. It was hard to lose, when he had come so near to winning the game. " 'Tis not so pleas ant standlu' here waltln' for death as you seem to think," he told Streetman. But his enemy was not yet ready. "No, you' shall not die as a soldier, but as a spy," he threatened. "I could have shot you as you came In that door, but I wanted to give you a chance." This Is a hell of a chancel" Larry retorted. "At least your Information will never reach the English," Streetman Informed him. "I have sent for a mo tor and I shall find the lady of Tour vllle. And as you die, I want you to take with you the thought that not only has (hat lady" What taunt lay upon the fellow's lips Larry never knew. For the moment, Captain Redmond forgot his own dan ger as he caught sight of a" small, light figure that crept up behind Street man. It was Jeanne Chrlstophe but not the quaint little Joanne whom Charlie Brown had known. Pale, In tense, silent, she stole up to Street- man like some avenging fate. In ber hand gleamed a long knife. And It was already raised when Larry gave a smothered shout "Look out, Streetman! Look out be hind you!" bs called. But Henry Streetman only smiled complacently. "Oh, that is an old trick!" he an swered. "I do not take my eyes from you." Something . stayed Jeanne's band even as it lingered In the air. Perhaps she quailed at the thought of what she was about to do. Perhaps it was that she paused to gloat over her vic tim. "My God, girl! What are you do ing? No not like that! Give him a chance!" Larry bogged ber. But little Jeanne did not seem to hear him. "Very dramatic!" Streetman said with a contemptuous curl of his Hp. He was positive that Larry was sham ming. And then Jeanne Chrlstophe struck. With all ber strength she sheathed the knife in Streetman's back. He gave one groan and toppled for ward upon the floor at Larry's feet "What bave you done?" Larry cried, horrified at the tragedy. Little Jeanne was quite calm. She was no longer frightened. Something akin to an ecstasy filled her with a strange elation. Her great eyes seemed not to see Captain Redmond. And with her white, pathetic face raised heavenward she said "He killed my father. ... A life for n life! . . . Father, you are avenged." Larry took one, swift look at that figure huddled upon the floor. Street- man had not moved. "Hurry, girl, hurry! They'll shoot you!" he said. Her auiftver filled him with amaze ment. "No, m'sleu, they will not," she told blm. "They will think you did It. I was there llsteulug. He has sent a soldier to inform them that he has cap tured you, Captain Karl." "And the girl did he tell him about the girl at Tourvllle?" Larry asked her, while a horrid fear clutched his throat. "No, m'sleu he did not. He had sent for on automobile to go there. He would attend to that matter himself." Captain Redmond breathed a prayer of thanksgiving. Ethel was still safe. Jeanne Chrtophe urged him to hide. But Larry's first thoughts were of the little Belgian girl. Hurriedly he di rected her to go to Tourvllle, where Madame de Lorde would aid her. "Tell madame not to wait for me." Larry said, "but to go on alone." Even as he spoke he heard footsteps. "Say I have escaped that I went that way!" he whispered to Jeanne, pointing down the road lu the opposite direction' from that In which Tourvllle lay. Then Captain Redmond crouched behind the counter, where Ethel had successfully hidden. When the major and his men found the strlckeu spy In a heap on the floor Jeaune Chrlstophe explained that as she came luto the room another otlicer had pulled out a knife and stabbed Streetman. The man was not dead. As his frlcuds bent over him he raised him self on his elbow and tried to speak. But he could only mutter a few dis connected words. "The English spy? Where did he go?" Von Brenig asked him. By a mighty effort Streetman man aged to answer him. ' Tourvllle!" he said. The German- lost no time In call ing out the guard. They did not In tend to let their quarry escape. Aud they at once rushed out of the Inn and hurried down the street. Finding himself alone In the room. Captain Redmond picked up the tele phone the Instrument that Ethel bad tried so unsuccessfully to use. "Hello, hello! This Is Courvolsler!" he said to the person who Immediately answered -him In French. "They're marching by the left fork, at mid night!" He dropped the telephone then. Aud he glanced at Streetman, who lay quite still. "Trench 27 eh?" Larry said reflectively. Already be was altering his plans to suit the re quirements of the occasion. Then his hand traveled swiftly to his revolver butt as a German soldier-chauffeur threw open the door and saluted. "What Is It?" Larry asked. "An officer here ordered an auto mobile. For whom is It?" "An, yes It Is for me," Captain Redmond said. He remembered then (hat Streetmau had sent for a car, with the intention of following Ethel. "To Tourvllle?" the driver Inquired, as they both turned toward the door. "Not To the British lines!" ths Irishman answered. He sprang Into the car. And the driver promptly en gaged his clutch. "Drive like helll" Captain Redmond cried. The chauffeur proceeded to follow those instructions so far as his limi tations would allow him. With muffler wide open, they went tearing up tb road. And back there In the Lion d'Or Streetman struggled to rise. Falllug that, he endeavored to drag himself to the door. But be was not equal to He Gave One Groan and Toppled For ward. the ordeal. He could only murmur "Stop him! Stop him!" in ft weak voice. And since there was none to hear him, he soon ceased his frantic efforts and lay quietly in the middle of the floor. CHAPTER XXI. An Interrupted Game of Cards. While the oncoming horde of Ger mans had been pushing their way through Belgium, smashing forts, burning villages, terrorizing the peace loving inhabitants of that little coun try, the French and English had don what they could to prepare for th Impending shock of the Teuton attack. The worst of it was, the Germans were ready, and the allies were not. The British expeditionary force num bered but a handful of men, compared to the hosts from across the Rhine. But that "thin red line of 'eroes" only they were uniformed In khakt now set about its superhuman task with bulldog determination. They had swept out as far as they dared to meet the Invader. And then they In trenched themselves; and there they waited. (TO BE CONTINUED.) ARE NOT REALLY VOCALISTS Tree Frog and Locust Hav Been Called So by Some, But Observa tion Shows Otherwise. The folk In, the little brown house cull the two musicians one who makes music In, the maple tree at th edge of the sidewalk and the other in the apple tree behind the house "sing ers." But this, like much of our cur rent Information, is Incorrect snys th Indianapolis News. They are not vocal ists at nil, neither of them. They are Instrumentalists. The one at th front of the house u.rna up about mid afternoon nnd as the sun goes down his notes rise higher and higher until about eight o'clock, when he censes. It Is then that the backyard performer begins. The performer In tho mtipl tree Is the cicada, which Is usually and Improperly called the locust; the one In the upple tree Is the hyln versicolor, Hint Is, the tree froR. Both are credited with prophetic power; the tailless l trnehinn is held to be u precllcter of ruin nnd the cicada In his shrill In sistence announces that n froit Is coming, coining in six weeks from the evening when he flrtt began his noc turne. But, It must be said, that little reliance can be placed on either of these minor prophets. The tree frog Is a drummer. The instrument he thumps upon Is 1:1s own abdomen, nnd as drumsticks he uses his own toes and fingers. The musical apparatus of the cicada Is nt the base of the abdomen. He Is a fiddler not a violinist nnd he produces his nuislc by drawing his wings nnd legs across his handy Uttlo fiddle. , With Due Allowances. It hnppened at a little town la Ohio. A visiting Easterner stood on th veranda of a little hotel there wutch Ing the sun go down In a splendor of purple and gold. "By george !" he exclaimed to an Im passive native lounging against a post "That's a gorgeous sjnset, Isn't It?" Th native slanted kis head little and looked at the glowing west "Not bad," he drawled. "Not bad for a little place like HoopvlUe." Mad Difference. Elsie, aged five, was sent upstair by her mother to get washed. In few minutes Elsie called down : "Mother, should I wtah tot long or abort sleev!"