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TO AMERICAN NOTE
Answer to u. t. stand
on Submarine Warfare
Will Not Reach Washing
ton Until Next Week,
WASHINGTON. June M.
i Germany'8 rcP,r '5 th9 Un','l States
is been partly completed. Ambassador
erflfd has so auvisea rrasiacni wiisort.
'J hns made It plsln also that the answer
Vlll not be sent to this country before
Utter pnrt of next week If present
lans are adhered to.
Consequently President Wilson, who
Vlll leave hero tonight for Cornish, N. II.,
rtosbn, I, t, will not return until
uly 6, ana trio answer is not expected
0 receivo uiktim vuoiucinuwil ihjiuio
July 7, when the President will hold his
fjnt Cabinet meeting after his brief
, gimultaneousljr with the report that the
German reply can bo expected to be very
ttrtdllfttcry come disquieting developm
ents In connection with the British
lYHich Interference with American trade.
"Captain Frettyman's announcement In
the House of Commons yesterday that
ha Government plans practically to tako
iiharse of Uolland'o commerce by prohib
iting shipments from entering that nation
unless conslffned to the Netherlands
Over-Seas Trust has nmnsod officials
it Is belloved to foreshadow the hold-
JLlni up of all cargoes from this country,
i neutral nation, to Holland, another
fc neutral nation, as a. matter of right by
fe Great Britain, that nation only permit
fcr. ,!. aiAli tfVHI rn D9M 1 nrnilirll na iflta
-k nlana of thoao directing her war
,l -.- -...-.. ..-. ...... -rv..iwt
inr further action by Great Britain that
jl would compllcato tho relations between
the two countries. Tho British Emtmsnv
hero has been advised of the pressure on
fts Administration to demand perempt-
f urlljr of Great Britain a modlilcatton uf
Stht letters nraor in council. Hopes were
xprtssea tnnt ngianaa now common
Cabinet would appreciate the Adminis
tration's position, but tho declaration
k.f thn mmprvlston nf neutral commorna
ii to bo emphasized Instead has startled
President Wilson will consider all of
the data showing how American trade Is
Impendent on tho British Admiralty's
whim, nosslbly while at Cornish. It la
Mrtaln 'hat the Administration la belns
'wd strongly to send to England a note
with "teeth" In It one at least as decisive
u those to Germany.
UNCLE OF MURDERED WOMAN
JJAYS "BLUEBEARD" WAS HEIR
.Crpwn Produces First Witness in No-
torlQUS "Hrido's Bath" Uase.
TriVnriM .Titrtn M Thn frown offered
iiti flrst witnesses today In the trial o(
itae famous "hrioe'e path" murder case.
tOeoree Joseph Smith, charged with
drowning three of his wives In a bath tub,
fit upright in the dock and scowled when
Herbert Mundy, uncle of hla tlrst alleged
STlcttm. tools the witness box to testify.
P Beatrice Mundy, the witness testined,
llpherlted J0,C00 from her father, a banK
fpwnager. She met Hmlth, who posed as
KHenry William, and married him after
Ri three days' courtship at Weymouth Au
gust 55, 1010. Over hor relatives protests!
Ihe gave him $500 In gold Hmlth then
deserted her, tho witness said, but two
liars afterward thay met accidentally at
BWMton.SiiBner'Mare. The deserted bride
Bsrf&vo him and two months Inter made
hr wui leaving mm me uuiuuuc ui uc
EI10.W. Mundy said.
II The will mi signed on July 8. On the
Epornlng of July IS tho nude body of J?en
Eirlee Mundy was found In tho bath tub
m a rooming house, smttn, tno witness
ta, c,oueciea me ?iu,iw.
M'M JUNKERS PLOT AGAINST
GOVERNMENT, IS REPORT
I Dijpatch Says Biamarckions Conspired
Against Present Regime,
COBENHAGnN, June zr.-A prlvato
lipatch from Berlin states that the sup
Jrewlon of the Tages-Zeltung after pub.
Mln; on artlotc orltlclslng tho attitude
( the German Government toward the
Jnlttn Stnt?a was ordered personally by
Wrial Chancellor Von Bethmann-Holl-t
It alo hints of a scheme to over
crow the present government lenders In
gjnin ana replace them hy HismnrcKians.
scheme Is said to have originated
W) the naval party.
The "Oermnn newsrinnep Keue ICorre-
icondtn has ndmtted that the United
,mmi hag tlip right to sell nmmunltlon
10 I ha A tll-
W-it paper declares, however, that Qer
Jiuiy Is Jutlrtd lii its anger because
merlca wishes a change in the subma
II5 policy, but adds that Is Is hoped that
R9 conflict with the United States will re-
Police Court Chronicle
EtMentB of tinlnnv whn nurslla their
Mgr In, Qermantown win be obliged to
HFTtue great care in the future In col.
B9HDK Snftelmftnn. Thn nntlnn nrA nnt nn.
WTF to educational advancement as a
jc'i kmv wiien it mterteres wjm tno
BW ,' Qermantown and arouses gen-
'naignation they believe in voicing
E.fe dtsPPWved emphatically of the
Son A,"e' Williams in tnis con-
L,l.ramblr roses and said be had
--. ''gti U.I IMHIflUV.ll V4 Ml.,.
KIy T,to .Improve his botanical know!.
ISdu ittrnba Into the nursery o'f
- UUl IMA nnllflo laaftiA thnt Will
lifts I " -? Ft VVf. Oh li-W M-MHBH
mLy?nut: an. Plwcked the flowers
51.", 'fw 0 e owners,
r tnlcal student deplored th faqt
i.Z"J " commsrfliai consmerations
rd with hl lt.ll.a,.l ,.,.. .Ha
reared that he was so "wrapped
tsf..5u ldies thst he never paused
swsr consequenoes. In vain he en
WuTr ; wnvmee Policemen Ilsgerty
;::"' n tney were entirely wrong
-".mij tne vulgar charge of lar
' ssainst him
IT. ."' ,0111 rombllng story of
fiat, ramblers and ramble, too.
siM9 ,,wPoon s the xtlleewen. As
J anreetea before wlle enjoying
ncr" '"wi ne was seia in w
tkrt. f-"hr hearing
Elm i oream,- eato th pHsw,
--JT "1J iuro r ! A nmiiM tarillil IVl
FALSE WITNESS j1Ef
The story of a man and a
I a txMnllr.,1 .,. ..' u .. .
" wVm,rMiow ' Admiral Ple.fey,
w iyinrs olj ' m"rI,,1 whn
mewer oVihi'mi!." " ."" hl has ,,Mn
touh hi i. .!$ m ' "lni tciner.
onSSkx ttuifiv ot Wr,h ,n" AucMlon-
a rrtoM ofThT VlUr,,
bounS foJi-J on Jhe Alt ran ,coat nd
hams uIuS?m- Captain Arrol Is btlnn-
AUml JSI?""1' "O ' laratlcal Moor".
1 "a bn ?-'u,h en'y woman on boaru.
MaiM .!If '.1?" ,on ln Morocco.
Iav. "nd th P''n confess a mutual
twr 15?! "J?.1": ! Sldl arrives at Til
dottn i Jl,e55'r ." cnme down to th
mV.f. n I??1 y,utl- When Mr.. Pl-.s
SJf,'; S,P,,",A"ol ahe la alattled. p
Arrm. "'' h8 w ,h woul1 m"'r
w.t,.p7Jt,l,'t w m beto", Captain Ar-
A.!he n,K" narvouslr
nr.ro,rflf2,no,1'd" Previous acnualnt
?";. 01rt Huron. Mra. rltsaa)' choice
iff. . H? ,h'l ! swms to bo (aml
vmi Atrok. "I feopo ha didn't rccognlto
...1".' ,'. rlcs'oy. Mr. Huron li
HnX!,y. ?.k,nF Ubrrtlea with Maud.
.--."i1 l.'H Maud that Arrol ha been
',"!''' l tht murder of Maud's father
"???' Jhe Jury has mfce rilengrccd. He
?lfjy?r.,,s-Jha he ,hlnkS Arrol Rullty. Sho
""" 'he Imputation, and says aha will
read the court testimony.
SHD walked out of tho stuffy reading,
room feeling as though she had been
breathing the fetid atmosphere ot tho Old
Bailey. She knew now why so little had
been told her of the circumstances of her
father's death, why oven the name of the
accused had been withheld from her all
these yoa. Certainly till now she hal
experienced little curiosity as to the mat
ter. A man had been wrongfully accuaed
and set nt liberty what Interest shoull
alie feel In him? She had been a little
ashamed to discover that she had no do
slrc at all to brlns tho real murderer to
justlca; now she was shocked to find thnt
the Imputations on her mother roused her
to no fierce outburst of resentment, but
tilled her with a vnpuo alarm Her he
lief In Arrol'a Innocence of hor father's
murdor was strengthened by her porusnl
of the evidence. She wished she felt aj
convinced of her mother's blumelessness
It was horrid, unnatural to doubt her;
she besan to suspect that she was entirely
Inciting In natural feeling, nbove all in
filial respect. Resides, Arrol must be
seven or eight jenrs younger than hor
mother (she did not know exactly, for
Mrs. riessey was careful to conceal hot
exact age oven from her daughter). He
must havo beon n mere boy then Hut,
she knew quite well that even now her
mother did not scruple to flirt with boyi
younp; enough to be her sons She was
not likely to have been moic scrupulous
when she was In her 10's.
Maud shook herBclf as If to rid herself
of some dlBBgrecnblo burden. "You are a,
horrlblo girl, Maud riessey." she told her
self, "an unnatural, vitiated product of
modern culture. Poor mother rebutte'l
this nbomlnnblo charge with all possible
vehemence! so did Martin. I ought to long
to scratch the eyes out of that horrible
barrister who brought It."
She was Indeed conscious of a deep, In
tense hatred of that gifted odvooate, but
sho knew that he had earned this by hla
heroic endeavors to hana Mai tin rathe
than by his Impcnchment of her mother.
She felt hot, her throat was dry- A sense
Of unctennness poaossed her. She wished
she had not raised the curtain on the
tragedy of her childish years. Why had
she done so? She had been sure of Mar
tin's Innoconeo before she came to the
museum. Now she was not less sure,
She went Into a tenshop In New Oxford
street and sat down to think. As that old
Judge had said, why had not the qfjleer
.... ..,) ...no aVilnlflfnr ttlrnpit lin '
WIIUIM Mm UH M ot.w..o -.....-, f .
The theory that ho nai shielding a
woman was hideously plausible, And she
knew no woman more given to flirtation,
fonder of men's attention than her own
She remembered how she hnd noticed
this when quite a small girl. In the days
when Mrs. Plessey thought It a pretty
fashion for her child to call her by her
Christian name. "Oh, Grscle dear, I d"
hate you to look nt men in that way!" she
hail exclaimed so many, many times, -and
ten told that she was n very horrid,
cruel little girl not to like Grade to look
kind. Thpn, of course, there was Gilbert
Huron. Maud wondered that there had
been no mention of his name at the trial.
Tvr that matter she had often doubtud
whether he had been as intlmato with her
father as he protended No. In her
heart of hearts she could not regard her
mother as altogether above suspicion of
! . j , ..!.....', UnlnllBU
having arauoou - """"
nut the thought that .Martin might have
loved her stuns like a hornet. It was hate,
ful to Maud to think that ho had never
oared for any other woman befote. but
after all, she reflected, he was U year
her senior and could hardly have been ex
pected to have kept a virgin heart all his
Ifetlme, Well, other women, then, sh
must admit to a share In his memories;
but her mother-neverl If that was true
she felt she could not love him "And
yet-l don't know," was her half-spoken
What was sho to do? She must ques
tion him or her mother, or perhaps both.
She could have no rest till she had ex.
tractefl a denial fiom their mouths. She
rna nald her bill, and v a Iced briskly
out ouw "hop. She returned to south
KVnslngton by the "tube." Her allow.
: .1 ..7-. kv nn means generous
through Mrs, Plessey disdained a I pop
iiIb? means ot transit tor herself, she
held that a Blrl of Maud's age could do
very well without motorcar and electric
' mI'pimw was not at home. She
had telephoned, the butler announced.
Sat she would not be home till late that
nlKht To Maud's relief Huron had also
Feft the hou.e. She had dlnntr served
nVr own n. She felt that .he oou Id
not endure a solitary meal In the big
dlQnlM oSm after ths chr(ul company
in HIS "'Si '"""
aftempon. '" """'"" 1,
Maud was not s
an,. 1111 nuw .'IV .. --- --'
hi .., h had never
ZJSr Jht have stayed at home to
inn with hf the first night of her re.
fine Wlj" "" !V . ..) or the lumn
the table and pinnsa " " '":
knew th. other sine, n i -..-
PMtW p...;", . . I h.l,
doren JsTlors Thinking Pf hr sadly
they if? ; down to their evening-meal,
as they it down
"Tt waJ S Vciook: By this time she
. -I T7f-e1.11 wnnM have moved up
w tn the docks. as"'' suspWouiIyi
!? ZSSLvtS' She was obUKsd to con;
..V.-Ti.-dUn't know She explainM inst
LTT wanted a steamer
tbst had eonw
fruM the Csnsn
SlffB; how to"get toTh doeke. though
'..Tioubtful of the prudence er
iytf jr-tfa ss -
J..1. at half-MSt I IB
the omw .trTed hardly lew occurs
"- T . .
no """' h" "h,d "escaped In Morocco
from which sue "rrr ' .,,.ii.
Urt fraught With Be'" "
..... -----, . . h,j .-eaeaa in nw.v
LEI)(xEBPHILADELPHlA, WEDNESDAY, JUNE
eircMmsfance which wer
of a kindly dispoted fate.
were very few women about, and these
fw did not Inspire her with eonfldenoe.
Her courago was beginning to flag when
another policeman took charge of her and
Instituted Inquiries as to the exact where
abouts of the Rldl. It was some time be
fore ihoy found any one who knew. At
last a nautlcat-looklng man In a peaked
cap uas discovered, and ho volunteered
to conduct the young lady to tho ship.
Maud followed the man down a lane
between two high buildings, seemed to
Paai through n half a dosan sates and
at last emerged on to a wharf by the
waterside. Her heart gave a great leap
ot thankfulness as she recognised the
familiar form of the Sldl lying along,
side, flush with the wharf. She dismissed
her conductor with a gratuity of 1 shlll
ing and told him that he need not trouble
to rouse the people on board.
Hopping along a plank she found her
t , on? moro on lhs well-rcmemhered
Hock. The vessel eeemod strangely sad
ana silent The engines wero at rest,
tho crew appeared to have abandoned
tho docks. She missed tho throbbing,
tnei rush of water, the creaking of chnlns
and stamping of feet. As sho mado her
way cautiously toward the cabin a man
sprang up nnd challenged her. She roc
ognlzcd him nt once.
J.'il '! M.lta floy." lie said "I hnve
aboaVdr t0 " th0 cnn,aln' la he
"yes. miss. He's In his cabin. I'll tell
him you are hero."
Without waiting for tho man to an
nounco hor Maud followed tho mnn below.
Arrol s door was open. He was sitting
at tiie desk, busy, evidently, with mani
fests and other papers. He sprang to
his feet. Tho deckhand discreetly dls
appeared "Oh, Martin," cried the girl, rushing
forward; "I had to sco you again It's
, V. lpnely n" da' without you-t-I
had to come!"
She put her hands on his shoulders nnd
smiled Into his eyes. Ills bronzed faco
lit up with surprise nnd pleasure "Dlos!"
bo muttered In the Spanish half naturnl
to lllm "It'.q nnlm1lrl tn . ...... nni
I've been thinking about ou nil the eve-
nlng." And ho klaae, i,r lin. inn. .i
She was nnthlnr- tnnih hi, i,n,i ..
renllxod till that moment how much aho
wunieu mm, It was good to touch his
hard, brOWn hands, tn fpl hrranir rlnit,
against his rough serge com, to henr his I
oud, clear voice. She leaned back ngninst
his nnni nnd surveyed him happily,
proudly. "I'm ulml in lmnn, ih.i ,,.- '
been thinking about me-tbat you wanted
me," sho said She played lovingly with
the buttons of j,ls coat as she spoke.
un, l wonted you all right, dear." he
latighod ".Vever wanted anything or
any one so badly In my life or over ex
pected to see nny ono less," ho added,
pushing her down Into a chair. "What
has happened? Has Mrs. Pleesoy turned
you out of house and home for having
fnllen In lovo with me, or Is this Just a
She looked up Into his smiling faco nnd
then remembered. Ha saw her faco cloud
over, the smile op her lips fade, her ga7o
fixed upon him In a frightened, curious
scrutiny. She stood up.
'Oh. Mnrtln," ho cried plaintively.
ive heard all. I wish you had told mo
"Ah!" ho said, looking at her keenly.
"ou have heard. Yes, I sup.
posed sq but I forgot In the Joy
of seeing you Well, whnt have they told
jou? he asked sternly.
She made a movement with h(r hands
ni though putting the revelation away
from her. "Qh that you had been
tried for kllllns father nnd of
course acquitted. It was horrlblo. I'm
awfully sorry," she went on hurriedly.
"I hope you forgivo my family for tho
harm we havo done j ou Qf coursq
It was a honlble shock to hear this
stilt that's nil over now." She
paused nnd lowered her eyes.
"You don't doubt my Innocence, then?"
ho cried, an exultant ring In his voice.
'Oh, no, no, no! How could joq ask
mo?" She solrod his hands and kissed
them. Thon sho dropped thorn surtdnnK-
Bhe shot nt him a awlft, searching glance.
"Hut there Is somothlng oIro I went
to tho nrltlsh Mupruin no som as I heard
this to read up tho reports of thnae awful
trials My poor dear, how you
must have suffered! andyou
know what they said about you and
"Oh, Mnrtln, don't look sp fierce! I
must know. Was it true? Were you In
lovo with my mother?"
Tho sailor's reply was Immediate and
decisive, "No, I was not."
He thrust his hands Into his poat
pockets and, standing at a little dlstanoo,
faced her sternly, almost truculently.
A Keep of relief escaped her. "Oh, I'm
bo glad," she exclaimed fervently. "That
that would have ocen awful,"
He walked over to his detk, frowning
He look out a cigarette from an opo.i
box and lit It, "What made you nek mn
that question?" lie demanded sternlv,
without looking at her. "Surely you did
not attach any Importance to the lies and
Innuendoes of that cad In wg and gown?"
"No-thnt Is-" She hesitated. "For.
glvo me, Martin," she broke nut. "After
nil it was not Impossible or even im
probable. Mother Is very protty stll1.
Men nie always foiling In love with her
She must have been irresistible then, t
Imagine, And It would bo like yon to
He stood listening, his bnck half turned
away from her. Rut she could see that
he was smlllns arlmly, sardonically.
"You don't believe the explanation I
gave then?" he questioned, "It seems to
me that If you credit that beastly attor
ney's theory of motive you might tfa on to
believe I killed your father."
Tor Jieavon 8 an ue, near ope, aon i sny
that!" She put up her hands Implor.
He walked up and down the cabin, hi,
cigarette sticking out from his mouth at
an aggressive angle. He was angry, she
"I'm sorry." she said. Her hands
dropped helplessly to her side,
"Who to'd you that I had been accused
of the crime?" he 'asked abruptly. "You
had not recognised my name, f ou had
even heard It. Was It your mother?"
"No. It was Mr. Huron, the man who
came out to meet us. in fslrness to him
j must say that he did not ssy anything
about it till I questioned hlm-asked him
how mother and you had become ac
quslnted and If tiioie had been any quar.
rel between you,"
"Who Is this Mr, Huron? I have an
jdea that I have seen hln before some,
"He Is a very old friend of ours-of
mother's, perhaps I ought to say, He
claims to have been o. friend pf father's,
"I never heard your father sjnak of
The angry light In the captain's eyes
had burned low. His brow was contrast,
ed not with anger, but with thought.
"Mrs, riessey did not tell you who I
was?" he said pressntly.
"No. I haven't sew her since we get
home. She seems to be pretty full up
with engagements today. She doee not
know as yet what I have heard or. of
course, that I have some here to see you"
I suppose you ought not to have come
to see me-he." he observed doubtfully,
It wns the first time he had considered her
visit frem the standpoint of the proprie-
b. Martin, how absurd! We are
modern pwple- Why should It be wore
imoroper to see you in your ship whew It's
n dock thin when it's at sea? Besides,"
she added dettantly. "who cares?"
The ooruers ot bU lips turned up a Uttie
" T. ntn. Ia vdmlnrl he. thai
ltwy now PwUcHjp a in
shin. wHra a tbe: ""! uf a
.... - - K, ,h. ,, , .,
atlertd thm,,, it, t-i..,...
did hsr. He sat down suddenly, and
spreading his legs out before him regard
ed the tips of his boots with a perplexed
'Velj," he began, "now you know
That a what I was too much of a coward
to tell you Hang It nit!" he burst
out, "It's no easy task to tell our alrl
that you were nccusetl of killing her
failieri still, I ought to have told you.
Well, oti see now why I told you
from tho first It was Impossible."
Sho couldn't Bee that, and said so. "J3e
cause those stupid policemen got hold of
the wrong man? 1 don't see the logic
of It, Why should that come between
us? They might Just as easily havo ac
She stood beside him leaning backward
against his desk. She laid her long white
hand with a caressing touch on his dark
"It you do that I shall kiss you and
start making love to you," he threatened
viciously, "nnd that's what I don't want
to do. Tho fact Is I'm not cleared.
Ilecause those cursed Juries couldn't make
up their mlndi between them there will
always be people to bollevo. In my guilt,
Asies'" he muttered, "they ought o have
locked 'om up on bread and water till
they did ngrce It would be fairer to hang
a mnn than to let him go with this cloud
of suspicion hanging over him, And that
prosecuting counsel Heavens, what a
"I could kill hlml" The words cams
from between tho girl's set teeth. Than
sho asked curiously, "What happened to
jou after tho second trial?"
"I was kept ln prison for n week. Then
I wns told thnt the Crown proposqd to
let tho Indictment He In tho ofllce, what
ever thnt might mean, and I was free to
go Some newspapers wonted to get up
n demonstration In my honor, but I man
ngrd to ilodgc that. So I mado tracks
"You havo never told mo about your
"I come from the north," said Arrol
brletlj. ".My parents, luckily, were dead.
M' mother died when I was an Infant,
tnv father tho year ln which I entered
j the navy. My brother was In India. My
I married sister and hor husband, I could
" b-Y " means forgave mo tho poto.
rlety they had ncqulrcd on m account.
They began plaguing mo to clear mi'solf,
ns they called It tq speak out fully. I
went bnck to Portsmouth. I very soon
found thnt m enrcor In tho navy and In
England was ended. Men In th. messes
nnd clubs becamo effusively friendly, and
n.nJ clubs beenmo ertu
I ,len ?m B0 ny, n
I lnB nt "!c ov?,r, ,he'r
nil discuss mn. look.
shoulders. It made
me pietty wild I was nnnolntcd to n
ship the Foreshore Tho day wo wero to
pull I hnd occasion to reprimand ono of
the stokers As he alunk nwaj the boat
swnln heard him say something about "a,
"The man wns hauled up before the
cnptnln, who asked him what he meant
by using such langunco about an officer.
He replied, 'Well, air. some say ho Is a
murderer and thcio's some who say he
Isn't, but I happens, begging your pnulen,
sir, to be ono of them who thinks he Is.'
Tho next dny I went to London ayd saw
the Admiralty. They offered mo nil sorts
of John, but I hated the sight ot the uni
form and tho very country, nnd Just
handed In my papers."
"What a cruel shtunol" cried Maud,
"Thou I knocked about the world a bit.
I led a pretty tough life for a time I
was fcollm; prettj bore with society In
general, you understand I got myself n
bit smirched, I suppose coarsened cer.
tatnly l told you I was no lit
mato for jou, I bow a bit of
sorvlcQ with ai Irregular roslmout In the
South Afrlc.m war; thon wont to Canada,
but I found that It gave mo a chill at the
heart. Well, I Bhlpped ns mate In a brig
trading between Liverpool and Praall. and
so at last came to uet the command of
this boat, On the whole, I have enjoyed
tho life." He leaned back, blow a ring of
spiuko Into tho nlr and smiled with some
"I wapt jqu to give up that life," she
'Tor your own sake nnd mine. Mnrtln.
Yqu havo not been very brave. You should
have lived down theso base jusolclons.
You should have proved by your lltu that
you weto Incapable of the crime that
fools nnd slanderers dared to Impute to
vnu And I want jou to Begin to
do that now" she took his hand u.nd held
It between hers "for my sake If not your
own " she pleaded,
"What do you want me to Jo?' he
osked almost sulkily.
"To lempln In Bnglnnd or at least to
show yourself boldly to those who knew
ou formerly. To lot our engagement' be
He started. "My dear Blrl, ho be,'n.
"And to make a terlous effort to dispel
lha suspicion which clung to oi. To
prove our innocence,"
"I tried to do that and failed."
"It seems to ine rather that you let
them try to prove your guilt and that
"You mean that I made no effort to
discover the real criminal?"
"Thnt Is so, Not that I want you to
bring tho real man to Justice that would
be hideous!" she shuddered, "but you
must prove It couldn't have been you,
Oh, It must be possible!" she cried,
clasping his hand even tighter,
"Honestly, I don't see what cn be
done," he protested, "and I don't knqw
after all these years that I much cnic"
"Well, will you marry me without niak.
Ing this effort?"
"That wouldn't be fair to. you.
"I thought you would say that. That
is precisely why I want ou to rein,
vestigate this matter. I want no preofa
of your Innocence."
She looked at mm prouniy, tnen tenneo
down and kissed him- Bhe slipped down
on to the arm of his ehalr. and he en
circled her with his arm.
A fighting look came Into his eyes, "li's
worth having a try for," he muttered,
"though I'll be shot u l know at which
end to begin"
"Wo shall And a way," she cried glee,
fully. "Dear old boy, I knew you wculd
promise We will moke the people who
have trsduoert you sing very rrall--"
"And now, Miss Tlesiey you mi'st leave
my ship," commanded Martin after an
Interval of JO mlnutea not entirely de
voted to discussion He led her up the
stairway. He looked round the deck.
"You are the strange woman who hue
come between me and my wife that's my
ship I" he said,
ALSATIANS GIIEET FRENCH
S0LWEUS AS LIDERAT0R8
' 'i "Hi new
Troops of the Republic Given Warm
' PARIS. June J.
The Inhabitants of Alsace, who for v
years have been suffering under the yaks
ot (lermanlsatlon, are greeting the
French troops InvsdiR the provlnoe with
open arms and slatlen,
Old mn. veterans of the war of ISTO,
who had never thought to see again the
trleolor flyin aoove Alsatian soil, met
the F'eneh troops standing at the dqere
of their eattsges ohesrlng with Bracked
voice. TMrs rolled down their withered
cheeks as the troops tramped past.
On public buildings in Aisatton towns
red, white sud blue shields bearing "11.
t" have replaeed shields emblatoned
with the German eagle. French soldiers
are patiently teaching Freuob children
born under Qermen rule and educated
under German schuulmastvre the metn
ing of "Lluette, SgsUte, Kiawiuiie," uuj
tbst "P-a-t-r-H" speUa ftuw
iibiiuiiuu SiiiivilK UN
P. R.R. AGAIN DELAYED
Substitution of Copper Hang
ers" and Tardy Deliveries
Prevent Opening July 1.
Innueiiratlon of electric service on the
Main Line of the Pennsylvania Railroad
will not take place July 1 as planned, It
became known today Instead the electric
service will not be established until about
August 18. A necessary change In the
mechanism attached to the overhead
wlrs nnd tho low deliveries of mate
rials are directly responsible for the sec
ond delay In beginning the new service.
Beginning some tlmo this week an army
of linemen will begin detaching email
brass slips about two Inches In length
from tho overhead wires. Theie slips,
commonly known among linemen ns
hangers," hold together the upper two
wires on the went and eastbound tracke.
Another mechanism will be Installed In
place of the present brass clips, Tho ub
stltutlen of the "hangers" Is due to a
change of opinion among electricians and
skilled engineers employed by the rail
road. According to these mon, the brass
yiva wguiu aisinteregrate because of gas
fumes and smoke Issuing from locomn.
tlves steam locomotives are stilt to run
over tho tracks to long-distance points.
Installation of new "hangers," accord
ing to official of tho railroad, won't en
tall a large oxpendlturo. Orders already
have been sent to foundries for the new
hangers" which, tt is said, will be made
of copper, a metal not affected by gas
fumes, A shipment of the new clips Is
expected here In n few days.
Tho brass "hangers" were Installed
months ago, There nro thousands of
them along tho proposed 20.mllc strip ot
electrified road between llroad Htrtet Bta.
tlon and Paoll, Borne of tho "hangors"
already have been taken down In the
vicinity of Rpsemont.
That the present "hangers" might bo
destroyed by smoko nnd gas fumes flrst
came to tho notice of the railroad several
weeks ago. Officials of tho railroad
pointed out that if the present "hangers"
wero permitted to remain, their disin
tegration might cause delays in the move
ment of trains while copper clips wore
Officials of thq railroad also denied the
published report that the electric service
could bo begun next Saturday. The wr.
Ing betweon Broad Street Station and
Viest Phlladelphn Is not yet completed
because of tardy deliveries of materials,
It was declared The following statement
wa. given out today by the Pennsylvania!
"t'lie company does not know when It
will Inaugurato this service, but Intonds
to do so na soon as the Ipstallat'on Is
entirely completed Every effort Is be
Ing mado to finish the work with all pos.
Continued front I'agC Ope
Calexlco. although no disorder ho
curreu up to mis pour.
"All business wna suspended In Calexlco
and Moxlcnll, Telegrnms have been sent
to Washington urging the Government
to declare a bank holiday.1'
Two Urea started In Cnlelcp after the
earthquake hnd leveled sovotnl buildings,
Martini law was proclaimed thcrn early
today to prevent looting. Hlmllnr action
was tnken In tho town of Mcxlcatl, Just
across tho Mexican border. American
troopers nro patrollng the etroeta of Cal
exlco The earthquake extended over the
period from S:03 p. m to 9iW p, m Some
light tremors wero also felt early this
morning, but they pro believed to have
ciiueod no material damage,
Tho water system, which formed tho
chief asset of the Imperial valley, is said
to have suffered no damage hy the earth,
quake, which 1h behoved to hnva orlg.
(noted In Lower California and In fle.
sci'ibod as having a twisting movement
Early repot ts had stated thnt the loss
of lives from tho quake probably would
range from 10 to 80. Later advices Indi
cated that this estimate was greatly ex
aggerated According to latest reports, a
number of buildings In El Oentrq, the
lnrgeat town in the valley npd the county
scat of imperial County t Including the
four-story Rarbnra Worth Hotel, wero
more or less wrecked, and several
eons were Injured In the wrcclmqe,
GAMBLERS DIB IN RUINB.
It was reported from Calexlco that
many gambling places In Moxloall had
collapsed nnd that there wero from 10 to
Hi victims several of them killed, This
was later denied. Hcber, a small tqwn
a few miles from Bl Centre, is said to
havo sustained heavy damage from both
shock and lire,
Tho greatest property damage, accord
ing to reports, was In El Centrp, The de
tails of losses there, PS furnished by tele
phono moasapes from El Centra and
Brnwley( are as follows t
HOTEL Iff RUINS.
The four-etory concrete and brick Ba,r
barn Worth Hotel collapsed and Is In
ruins. One man sustained a fracture of
the leg The Holton Power Company's
Ice and cold storage plant, the gas plant
and th? Relta Mercantile company prop.
erty, owpen oy v ji, ii upu RBooCjime?.
wero damaged, The Mercantile Comnanri
a wholesale grocery concern, with Ho
elock. w hurned,
"The Masopio Temple, built a year
pgp, s caved tn on one side, The Prln
oesa Hotel was badly damaged ami mai
onry from the ton of the structure was
dislodged and hurled to the street, three
stories below, The Valley Press and The
Progress, the two newspapers tn E
pentro, ore out of commission, with heavy
timbers and mssonry scattered pVer their
TR00F3 PATROL EITRHBm
The streets of El Oentro sro being pa
trolled to prevent looting, although good
order prevails, The. walls of many of the
brick buildings were cracked.
Several shocks were felt In Calex.leo, the
most savers occurring M 8W o'clock. The
Southern Pacific water tank was over
turned, walls tumbled and two fires were
started, but they were under control at
in Heber the bank building was
cracked, a great fissure almost dividing It
Late reports from the vglley slated,
"Heber t wiped out," but It Is under,
stood that flr aocomplUbed most of the
Considerable damage was done In Holt.
The Baldwin. Parkins and El Centra
garages in El Centro were wrecked, The
ruin ot the Barbara Worth Hotel was
probehly the most speotasulsr episode of
the quake, , ,.
"At the first fluake." said Operator
Oay. "the mnine floor end column
In the lefcby gvo way, The second
shock, following about an hour later, ni
the up er stotUi eis'hlns down."
The high school at limieral was
slightly dsmsged. Tha JleHenry The
atre In this town also was damaged,
The last heavy sheek wsi felt about
siio a'eloek. Between the flrst and Ifit
wer awny slighter quk. some lasting,
wily a few ssoend
ROUNP'UP N INDIANAPOLIS
Only 18 Oapiajes Remain to Wa Served
in Eleetlon Fraud Cases,
INDIANAPOLIS. Juni -Sheriff Ctof;
fin tWs gltemeon reported that only W
caaiuss remained to be served, tn tM
eleollwi fraud " ot ttm w w!"
Indisted, three, twdudlo HaT
ens" lie already M prtson, Nteitysl
m. have gtvsa bond and boMS
dy for vs others. Oni e .
j!,., ClrM. a weit 9r,
Dm ttUUt to Jtt
ALL THIS WEEK
Nearly 2200 Photographs of Pennsylvania
Children Are Entered in
The Ledger's Child Welfare Contest
Gold Medal Winners
Under 2 years old.
Boy Paul Jean Bessleres, 7 montha old,
Girl Adclman Helen Merrll, 1 year old,
From 2 to 5 years.
Boy Donald Horton, 4 yeara and 8 montha
old, East Lansdowno, Pa.
Girl Alice Heller, 4 yeara old, Overbroolt, Pa.
From S to 7 years.
Boy William George Nelson, 3d, 5 years and
5 months old, Lansdownc, Pa.
Girl Mary Bertolet, 5 years old, Reading, Pa.
From 7 to 12 years,
Boy Howard Ketcham, 12 years old, West
Girl qhrlstlno Shearer, 7 years old, Read
ISSH' si i 14 is, ml IPS ili"iWl""l"Sflf
40 W, THliichooken ,
1630 N, SitU lit,
709 Ksystene m.
The children whose
and 1 94 others who
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nn Hamilton at,
West Chester, fa.
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pictures appear above
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