Evening public ledger. (Philadelphia [Pa.]) 1914-1942, July 20, 1915, Night Extra, Page 12, Image 12

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77t? ?o Sfor
An Iron Dog
"I haven't lived next door to the Hum
forda 26 years for nothing1, Jennie!"
Mr Grey cmphaslied her remark by
an energetic placing ot the lea kettle
over the fir.
"Fred Itumford may be an Improve
ment over some of them I think myself
he U ome like his mother and I don't
know nive ought to blame him for be
ing born a Rumford, but I do not want
to see him lording It over my girl aa
every Itumford of them all has lorded It
over hi wife'"
'But Fred loves me, mother," expostu
lated Jennie, tearfully.
"I wish he had discovered It sooner,"
raid keen-sighted Mrs. Orey "He never
rhowed you any attention until he needed
a housekeeper. I'll say all I mean to say
right now, Jennie, and then you must do
as you think best.
"Fred Is as hard nnd close as his father
why, they wouldn't keep n cat or dog
twrt lneliff lonir nn thn nlaee for fear one
Inch of It might be stomach! Fred's
mother was always nn awful coward, and
was forever wanting a good wntcji-dog.
So one day her husband brought homo
the big Iron dog. I happened to be over
there jvhen ho enme with It.
"There, Mllly.' he said, 'Is the dog
you've been wanting. It didn't cost no
more than a. live one. It will last a life
time, and won't be eating off Its own
heart every two or three months. And It
will scare tramps and stray cats as welt
a any of them, I gucssl'
"Poor Mllly numford was mortified
most to death. It gave her such an un-
comfortablo feeling thnt she never used
the front porch again. But there at tho
corner of the houso stands that ridicu
lous Iron dog to this day, a monument
to Itumford closeness!
"Maybo If Fred had somo capable, de
termined woman, he might make n good
husband, but he'd be the death of a little
meek thing like you!"
Her duty done, Mrs. Orey closed her
lips resolutely. Jennie must tako her
own chances if she persisted In them.
Though the girl remained true to her
lover, she never saw tho Iron dog from
that day without an uneasy wonderment
as to the future
"A month from today," she said a lit
tle shyly, as they lingered ono evening In
tho twilight, "you will have me and
Chris!" She laughed as a hugo yellow
cat sprang upon her shoulder.
"I supposo I am to be a sort of servant t"
"I want you, all right, Jennie," returned
the young man, "but I don't think I have
ever bargained for Chris."
"But that was understood, of course.
You couldn't keep Chris away from mo
If he knew where I was!"
"We are not fond of cats at our house;
they are entirely too useless They are
forever killing chickens and stealing
meat; and If you want a mouse caught
you have to set a trap. I guess If Chris
gets troublesome about not staying home,
he''l havo to be put out of the way!"
Itumford spoke with easy assurance.
Tho girl realized that her lover's manner
was unmistakably changing as the wed
ding day approached and his certainty of
her Increased. Bho clutched her pet pro
tecting!)", and her eyes looked defiant un
der cover of the dusk.
"Chris will be afraid of our dog," ho
added, with a laugh, dropping down on a
step near where the girl tvas seated.
"That reminds me, Fred," Jennie spoke
In carefully pleasant tones, "I wish you
would move that dog to some other part
of the yard. It Is so conspicuous right
there beside the porch; nnd besides I
want that spot spaded up for a flower
Fred Itumford was silenced for a mo
ment by her sheer audacity. Then the
lnls of his displeasure overflowed gener
ously. "Well, I'd Just like to hnvo you hear
what father would say if that dog was
to bo movedl It Is a valuable ornament,
and deserves a conspicuous place. And
there Is going to be no flower bed litter
ing up the front yard. If you have a
desire to fuss with growing things you
can work In the garden at something
profitable." '
"I suppose I am to be a sort of servant
then, with no privileges or voice In the
management of affairs!" said Jennie
Her very gentleness disconcerted tho
young man, and he sat In bewildered
"But understand ono thing, Fred Itum
ford, I am not that wlfel I can never
call a place home where I cannot keep
si pet or plant a flower or breathe a free
With the utmost coolness she drew
from her finger the Inexpensive little ring
and held It out to him.
"You must find somo one else for the
sltIon." she said, walking deliberately
Into tbe house.
If the, girl felt any Borrow for tho shat
tering of her dreams she concealed It ad
mirably Bho tended her flowers, petted
the yellow cat ostentatiously, and watch
ed to see Fred Itumford follow her ad
Vice nut tha utmost he did was to give, the
Iron dog a new coat of shiny black paint
that caused It to stand forth with In
creasing consplcuousness. Never once In
the months that followed did he ac
knowledge her existence, by sign or word.
One beautiful spring day the cat Chris
had failed to. come to his dinner. Jennie,
peering anxiously about the premises,
heard a distressed cat yolce from the
Itumford front yard.
There, high up on a branch of the huge
maple, sat Chris crying dismally.
With wildly beating heart, Jennie ven
tured Into the neighboring yard.
"Come down, kitty! Come down, Chrisl'
she coaxed cautiously, yet enttelngly. But
hrtj. Intimidated by his erlppled state,
lanced at his mistress and than at the
rc Iron dog. and remained obdurate.
Jh. you foolish ereature. It Is only an
n dog." she laughed at last, half re4y
'Can I help yir' asked a familiar
votttfl so near it Made her start.
"Oh, do you think you somW get Mint
qutlud the gfrl, flushing furiously.
MBd pressing her bands against the tre
for support.
For answer, he silently procured a lad
der, mounted to the tree, and gently
lifted the frtyMmed Chris to Up sbouUer.
BciseT total wide experteMec, Chris al
lowed feijiuei; tu be return! U) Ms nOs
trejw' arm wlUtout struggle-
"Thuak ipu v;y much," saumtured
Jti ui feeling eiediugl uncomfortable.
i i o. ry to tutve u ude yau as raueh
l. . i: .ujfiMd lnl Uk, fewi a tbe istue I
havo passed
"See here, Jennie, I've I've wanted to
talk with you, but did not quite dare to
presume upon calling."
The girl raised her eyes for a moment
to his cmbarrnesed face, and dropped
them again hastily.
"When jou gave this back to me," he
went on, taking from an Inner ppcket
the little ring she had once worn, "I
meant lo do exactly as you told me. I
was terribly angry, for what you said was
mostly true. I had thought much more
about getting a housekeeper than I had
nbout hating you In particular. And I
thought It manly for a man to manage nls
own home. I3ut when It came to having
some one else In your place I could not
do that, Jennie. I've learned a great deal
these long winter months here alone,
dear. I've learned"
He paused as If unable to express what
was In his heart.
"Do you think you could trust mo after
the glimpse I gave you of what I can bo
like?" ho asked, very humbly.
"Oh, oh!' she protested, holding out
her hands.
Ho grasped them eagerly, looking deep
Into hor eyes. Then with an exclnmatlon
of Joy ho slipped the ring on her finger
and gathered her Chris and alt Into his
Later In tho afternoon Mrs. Orey, pass
ing through her empty houso, paused at
tho sitting room window,
'Tor the good land!" she ejaculated
In utter astonlshemnt, "If tho Iron dog
ain't been moved! And If Fred Itumford
ain't spading up a flower bed along the
front of tho house, with Jennlo and Chris
sitting on tho end of tho piazza boss
ing Itl
"I'd never have beltoved such a meek
llttlo thing could have done It! But I
guess I don't need to worry about her If
she does marry a Itumford.
"And I wonder," added the good
woman, turning back tonard the pantry
with a sudden realization of housewifely
responsibility, "uhcro under the canopy
I rould have put that rcclpo for wedding
(Copyright. 101S, by the McClure
Newspaper Syndicate.)
Plans Being Completed for New
Routes Electrical Dealers
Threaten Suit.
Direct Jitney lines to Chestnut Hill and
Frnnkford will bo established by the Auto
Servlco Association within a fow days.
Tho terminus for tho new routes will bo
Broad street nnd Erie avenue, and tho
cars will bo put on regular running sched
ules, leaving tho stations ovcry few min
utes. This new move by tho Jitneymon
means that the railroads will now feci
tho keen competition offered by tho Jit
neys. The faro to Chestnut Hill will be 30
cents, whllo the faro over tho other
route to Frankford avenua and Orthodox
street, Frankford, will be 23 cents. Five
cents will be charged to Diamond street;
10 cents to Erie avenue; IS cents to
Wayno Junction; 0 cents to Grccno nnd
Chew streets; 23 cents to Pelham street,
and 30 cents to Chestnut Hill
Tho Auto Service Association Is pre
paring for the slx-for-a-quarter strip
tickets which they plan to Issuo soon.
Thn Th11nr1atnliln .lltnov ARnnnlfltlon will
consider the advisability of adopting tho
tickets at a meeting on Thursday, but
It Is not probable that It will do so
Blue pennants havo been placed on tho
majority of tho Auto Service cars, and
by the tlmo the tickets are Issued It Is
hoped thnt overy car owned by a mem
ber of this organization will havo ono
on If.
The Philadelphia Jitney Association will
be sued for ItfOO north of eloctrlcal signs
within a short time, nccording to Wright
& Wright, electrical dealers, of 2215
North Broad street. Walter Wright, a
member of tho firm, says tho association
ordered 600 of the signs and so far has
failed to pay for moro than 75 of them
The others aro lying at tho headquartoro
of the association, Broad and Diamond
streets, and many of them are Bald to
have been rendered useless, f
"We'll start suit If wo think we can
get anything," said Mr. Wright, "but we
want to be sure before wo Btart any
thing. We understand tho association
isn't going to last long."
The, slsns carried metal bIIps showing
various destinations that could bo Illum
inated for uso at night.
Conservation of Energy in
Heated Atmosphere Costs
Gold Watch and Bank Roll.
As a conservative conservationist Glf
ford Plnchot Is well known. He has a
reputation for trying to save things, and
his attempt to save the national re
sources while Chief of the Bureau of
Forestry was highly commended. Al
though out of office, Mr. Plnchot Is still
Intent upon saving the waterfalls, tho
lakes and tho foreBtu from destruction,
yot he could not sao his own vest whllo
walking along Rhode Island avenue In
Word has been received here that the
vest disappeared mysteriously whllo Mr.
Plnchot was on the way to the Cosmos
Club, Tho waistcoat, which was a sym
phony in gray with red dots, was
weighted down with a gold watch and a
roll of money. The ex-forester was stroll
ing along. with all the dignity that an ex
candidate for the United States senator
Bblp could command, but tho heat could
not be denied and all the thermometers In
Washington Insisted upon climbing around
SO, This compelled a general shedding of
heavy clothes among the dignitaries, and
Mr. Plnchot, true to his conservation
spirit, peeled off his vest to Bave his
energy. But his policy In this connection
was somewhat Inconsistent, for he car
ried his vest on his arm as he walked
along. Some believe that It would have
been as well had he carried It around his
body. For the weight was Just the same.
Mr. Plnchot now knows that It would
have been much better. For he would
not have ot the watch and chain not
to mention the roll.
As he took his coat off also. It Is pos
sible that the vest slipped from bis arm
accidentally. But It Is highly probable
that some designing person, seeing thai
Mr Plnchot was deep In thought, de
tached the Vest from his arm as he
strolled along the famous Rhode Island
avenue, and unfortunately there was no
kindly Providence on hand to prevent the
Plnehot remembers being Jostled by
a stranger who did net stop long enough
to give his name.
detnlntngly ns she would
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Tartan, on board a. steamer from Amer
ica, attracts the attention of i
ber of peraons. He eaves the Count .
Ceude from Imposition atjha hands of a.
pair ot unprincipled "J, , '"?,.
honor end I'aulvltch, but the Count refutes
!m -.""! ' .Vtr.ut.Hiir.
iTntw'.ce rescue. O.ga 78 CougJ from the
una -minrtrn Bomethlng she says in-
de to hi wife
enoruy v " :j.
dleatM that ltokoff Is related to her. dui
the time Tarznn dots not know thi tf "
Itaoul de Coudo'a wife. Shy aim .",
to prosecute On tho final; day of the yov
ago the Couhtea thanks Tartar, end tells
him he Is the Counters de Coude.
In I'ai ho renews Ills a'l"lni5 .2ued
his friend. D'Arnot. "I'om nB.d "",.ceJts
In the wl dcrncs of Africa, and requests
hH aid In getting- employment. !n dark
atreet of tho city he la lured by a woman8
erica to a dingy hour, and Is there altttcRea
by Itokorte nccomntlccs. He beats t inera
oft When tho police arrive the woman
declares thit Tarsan "ad Intruded Senlnir
the truth, tho police attempt "J,,"1"?,?"
prisoners, but Tartan attacks them fero
cloualr. CHAPTER III (Continued).)
DURING 4ho brief fight Tarzan had
noted tho open window and, beyond,
tho stem of a tree, or a telegraph pole-he
could not tell which. As tho last officer
went down ono of his fellows succeeded in
drnwlng his rovolver and, from whero ho
lay on tho lloor, fired at Tarzan. The
shot misaed. and before tho man couU
fire again Tarzan had swept ho lamp
from the mnntci ana nu6w "
Into darkness.
The next they saw was a lltho form
spring to the sill of tho opon window and
leap, panlher-llke. onto the Plc acroM
tho walk. When the police gathered them
selves together nnd reached tho street
their prisoner was nowhere to bo seen.
They did not handle tho woman and
tho men who had not escaped any too
gently when they took them to the sta
tion; they were a very soro and humili
ated detail of police. It galled them to
think that It would bo necessary to ro
port that a single unarmed man had
wiped tho floor with tho whole lot of
them, nnd then escaped them as easily
ns though they had not existed.
Tho oITlcer who had remained In tne
street sworo that no ono had leaped from
tho window or left tho building from tho
tlmo they entered until thoy had tome
out His comrades thought that ho lied,
but they could not prove It
When larzan found himself clinging to
the polo outside tho window, he followed
his Junglo Instinct nnd looked below for
cnmnkB beforo ho ventured down. It
was well ho did, for JUBt benenth stood
a policeman Above, Tarzan saw no one,
so ho went up Instead of down.
Tho top of the polo was opposlto tho
roof of the building, so It was but the
work of an Instant for tho muscleB that
had for years sent him hurtling through
tho trcctops of his primeval forest to
carry him across tho llttlo spaco between
tho pole and tho roof. From ono build
ing ho went to another, and so on, with
much climbing, until at a cross ctreet ho
discovered another pole, down which ho
ran to tho ground.
For a square or two he ran swiftly;
then ho turned Into a llttlo all-night cafo
nnd In the lavatory removed the evidences
of his over-roof promenado from hands
and clothes. When ho emerged a fow
moments later It was to saunter slowlj
on toward his apartments.
Not far from them ho came to a well
lighted boulevard which It was necessary
to cross. As he stood directly beneath a
brilliant arc light waiting for a llmou
slno that was approaching to pass him,
he heard his namo called In a sweet fem
inine volco. Looking up, ho met the smil
ing eyes of Olga do Coude as sho leaned
forward upon the back seat of the ma
chine Ho bowed very low In response to
her greetings When he straightened up
tho mnchlno had borne her away.
"Rokoff and tho Countess do Coude both
in the same evening," ho soliloquized;
"Paris Is not so large, after all."
"vrOUR Paris Is moro dangerous than
X my savage Jungles, Paul," con
cluded Tarzan, after narrating his ad
ventures to his friend tho morning follow
ing his encounter with the apaches and
police In tho Rue Maule. "Why did they
lure mo there? Were they hungry?"
D'Arnot feigned a horrified shudder,
but ho laughed nt the quaint suggestion.
"It Is dltllcult to raise above the Junglo
Standards and reason by tho light of civ
ilized ways. Is It not, my friend?" he
queried banterlngly.
"Civilized ways, forsooth," scoffed Tar
zan. "Jungle standards do not counte
nance wnnton atrocities. There we kill
for food and for self-preservation, or In
the winning of mutes and tho protection
of the young. Always, you see. In ac
cordance with the dictates of some great
natural law. But here! Faugh, your
civilized man Is more brutal than the
brutes. Ho kills wantonly, and, worse
than that, he utilizes a noblo sentiment,
the brotherhood of man, ns a lure to en
tice his unwary victim to his doom. It
was in answer to an appeal from a fellow
being that I Hastened to that room whero
the assassins lay In wait for me.
"I did not realize, I could not realize
for v long time afterward, that any
woman could sink to such moral de
pruvlty as that one must have to call a
would-be rescuer to death. But It must
havo been bo the sight of Rokoff theie
and the woman's later repudiation of me
to ttio police make It Impossible to place
any other construction upon her acts.
Rokoff must have known that I fre
quently passed through the Rue Maule,
He lay in wait .for me his entire scheme
worked out to the last detail, even to the
woman's story In case a hitch should
occur In the program such as really did
happen. It Is all perfectly plain to me."
"Well," said D'Arnot. "among other
things. It has taught you what ' I have
been unable to Impress upon you that
the Rue Maule Is a good place to avoid
after dark."
"On the contrary," replied Tarzan, with
a smile, "It has convlnoed me that It Is
the one worth-while street In all Paris.
Never again shall I miss an opportunity
to traverse It, for It has given me the
first real entertainment I have had since
I left Africa "
"It may give you more than you will
relish even without another visit," said
D'Arnot. "You are not through with the
police yet, remember. I know the Paris
police well enough to assure you that
they Will not soon forget what you did
to them Sooner or later they wlU get
you, my dear Tarsan, and then they will
lock the wild man of the wooda up be
hind Iron bars. How will you like that?"
"They will never lock Tarzan of tho
Apes behind Iron bars," replied he,
There was something In the man's voice
as he said it that caused D'Arnot to look
up sharply at his friend. What he saw
In the set Jaw and the cold, gray eyes
made the young Frenchman very appre
hensive for this great child, who eould
recognize no law mightier than fats own
i - - . . . . .
mighty physical prowess. Ho saw thit
something must bo done to set Tarzan
right with the pollco before another en
counter was possible.
"Vou havo much to learn, Tarzan," he
enid gravely. "Tho law of man must
be respected, whether you relish It or no.
Nothing but trouble can come to you and
your friends should ydu persist In defy
ing tho police. I can explain It to them
once for you, and that I shall do this
very day, but hereafter you must obey
tho law. If Its representatives say
Come, you must come; If they say 'do,'
you must go. Now Wo shall go to my
great friend In the department and fix
up thin matter of tho Ruo Maule. Come"
Together they entered the ofllco of tho
police official a half hour later. He was
very cordial. Ho remembered Tarzan
from the visit tho two had made him
several months prior In tha matter of
finger prints. '
When D'Arnot had concluded tho nar-
rntlon of tho events which had trans
pired the previous evening, a grim smile
wub playing about the lips of the police
man He touched a button near his hand,
and as ho waited for tho clerk to respond
to Its summons he searohed through tho
papers on his desk for one which he
flnnlly located,
"Here, Joubon." he said as tho clerk
entered. "Summon these officers have
them como to me at once," and ho handed
tho man tho paper ho had sought Then
he turned to Tarzan.
"You have committed a very grave of
fense, monsieur," he said, not unkindly,
"and but for tho explanation made by our
good friend hero I should be Inclined to
Judge you harshly. I am, Instead, about
to do a rather unheard-of thing. I have
summoned the officers whom you mal
treated last night. Thoy shall hear Lieu
tenant D'Arnot's Btory, and then I shall
leave It to their discretion to say whether
you shall be prosecuted or not.
"You have much to learn nbout tho
ways of civilization. Things that seem
strango or unnecessary to you, you must
leurn to accept until 'you are able to
Judge tho motives behind them. The offi
cers whom you attacked were but doing
their duty. They had no discretion In
tho matter. Every day they risk their
lives In the protection of the lives or
Pioperty of others. They would do tho
snrae for you. They are ery brave men,
and they are deeply mortified that a
single unarmed man bested and beat
"Make It easy for them to overlook
What you did. Unless I am gravely In
error you are yourself n very brave man,
and brave men are proverbially magnan
imous." Further conversation was Interrupted
by the appearance of the four policemen.
As their eyes fell on Tarzan, surprise was
writ large on each countenance.
"My children." said the clfl;clal, "here
Is the gentleman whom you met In tho
Rue Maule last evening. He has come
voluntarily to give himself up. I wish
you to listen attentively to Lieutenant
D'Arnot, who will tell you a part of the
story of monsieur's life. It may explain
his attitude toward you of last night.
Proceed, my dear lieutenant."
D'Arnot spoko to the policemen for half
an hour. He told them something of
Tarzan's wild Jungle life. He explained
the savage training that had taught him
to battle like a wild beast In self-preservation.
It became plain to them that
the man had been guided by Instinct
rather than reason In his attack upon
them. He had not understood their In
tentions. To him they had been little dif
ferent from any of the various forms of
life he had been accustomed to In his
native Jungle, where practically all were
his enemies.
"Your pride has been wounded," said
D'Arnot, In conclusion "It Is the fact
that this man overcame you that hurts
the mpst. But ypu need, feel no shame,
You would not make apologies for defeat
hod you been penned In that small room
wth an African lion or with the great
gorilla of the Jungles
"And yet you were battling with mus
cles that have time and time again been
pitted, and always victoriously, against
these terrprs of tho dark continent. It Is
nu disgrace to fall beneath the super
human strength of Tarzan of the Apes."
And then, as the men stood looking,
first at Tarzan and then at their superior,
the ape-ntan did the one thing whloh
I SKI mml '
wna needed to erase tho last remnant of
animosity which they might have felt for
him. With outstretched hand ho ad
vanced toward them.
"I am sorry for the mistake 1 made,"
he sold, simply. "Let us be friends.
And that was the end of the whole mat
ter, except that Tarzan became a sub
Jcet of much conversation In the barracks
of tho police, nnd Increased the number
of his friends by four brave men nt least.
On their rtturn to D'Arnot's apartments
tho lieutenant found a letter awaiting
him from nn English friend, William
Cecil Clayton, Lord Clroysloke, The two
had maintained a correspondence since
tho birth of their friendship on thnt Ill
fated expedition In search of Jano Porter,
after her theft by Terkoz, the bull npe.
"They aro lo bo married In London In
about two months," said D'Arnot, as ho
completed his pcruenl of the letter. Tar
zan did (pot need to bo told who was
meant by "they." Ho mado no reply,
but ho woa very quiet and thoughtful
during the balance of the dny.
That evening they nttended the opera.
Tarzan's mind was still occupied by his
gloomy thoughts. Ho paid little or no
attention to what was transpiring upon
the stage. Instead, he saw only the lovo
ly vision of a beautiful American girl,
and heard naught but a sod, sweet volco
acknowledging that his lovo was re
turned And sho was to marry another!
He shook himself to bo rid of his un
welcome thoughts, nnd at tho same In
stant ho felt eyes upon him. With tho
Instinct that was his by virtue of train
ing, he looked up squarely Into the eyes
that were looking at him, to find that
they wcro Bhlnlng from the smiling faco
of Olga, Countess de Courier As Tarzan
returned her bow he was positive that
thero was un Invitation In her look, al
most a plea.
Tho next Intermission found him be
side her In her box.
"I havo bo much wished to see you,"
sho was saying. "It hns troubled me not
a. llttlo to think that after tho services
you rendered to both my husband and
myself no adequate explanation was ever
mado you of what must havo seemed
Ingratitude on our part In not taking
the necessary steps to prevent a repeti
tion of the attacks upon us by those two
"You wrong me," replied Tarzan. "My
thoughts of you have been only the most
pleasant. You must not feel that anv
explanation Is due me. Havo thoy an-0
..r"T.l3,y eiier ceasC" she replied sadly.
"I feel that I must tell some one. and
I do not know another who so deserves
an explanation as you. You must per
mit me to do so. it may be of service
to you. for I know Nikolas Rokoff quite
well enough to be positive that you have
not seen the last of him. He will find
?Sw mea?1. be revenged upon you.
What I wish to tell you may bo of aid
v..ZlVn aw "heme of .
hf8 may httrbor- l canno' teU rbu
here, but tomorrow I shall be at home
to Monsieur Tarzan at five."
rr,.,.U,.b n 'em'ty until tomorrow
night " baJe her B
? a ,c.Lnr of th9 theatre Rokoff
and Paulvltch saw Monsieur Tarzan in
h?hbx of th, Co"t' de Coude? B3
both men smiled.
At four-thirty the following afternoon
a. swarthy, bearded man rang the bell aj
tho servants' entrance of the palace of
nn!nU!lt S Cule- Potman who
opened the door raised his eyebrows In
recognition as he saw -who BtoJd without
AJow conversation passed between the
.A1 flrst th.". tnian demurred from
- pP?,0? that the bearded one
made, but an Instant later something
la '.m th8 hand ' th caer to the
linnd of the servant Then the latter
turned and led the visitor by a round
about way to a little curtained alcove off
the apartment in which the Countess was
nlto.uerve teu ot an f'temoon
i-f A U hour later TaT?n was ushered
inVJuJa' roo.m' an1 ,reB?ntly his hostess
hand B"Hllne. nnd with outstretched
"vSJSi",0 Blad,ilat you nie," she said,
plied prevented," he re-
For a few moments they spoke of the
opera, of the toples that were then oe
eupylng the attention of Paris, of the
pleasure of renewing their brief acquaint
ance which had had ita IncepUon under
such odd circumstances, nnd this brought
them to the subject that was uppermost
In the minds of both ,.
"You must havo wondered, said the
Countess finally, "what tho object bf
nokoff's persecution could be. It is very
simple. The Count Is Intrusted with
many of tho vital secret of th Ministry
of War. Ho often has In his possession
papers that foreign Powers would give a
fortune to p6sscss secrets of state that
their ngents would commit murder ana
worse than murder to lenrn.
"Thero Is such n matter now In his
possession that would make the fame
and fortuno of any itussian wnu ,""""
divulge It td his Government Rokoff nnd
Paulvltch nre Russian spies. Thoy win
stop at nothing to procure this Informa
tion. Tho affair on the liner I mean the
matter of tho card game was for the
purpose of blackmailing tho knowledge
they seek from my husband.
"Una lie uecn convictca oi "u "
cards his career would havo been
blighted. Ho would have had to leavq
the War Department He woutd have
been socially ostracized ahoy Intended
to hold this club over him the price of
an nvowal on their part that the Count
wus but the victim of tho plot of en
emies who wished to besmirch hla namo
was to havo been tho papers they seek.
"You thwarted them In this. Then they
concocted the scheme whereby my repu
tation was to bo tho price, Instead of the
count's. When Paulvltch entered my
cabin ho explained It to me. If I would
obtain the Information for them ho prom
ised to iro no further, otherwise Rokoff,
who stood without, was to notify the
purser that I was entertaining n man
other than my husbnnd behind the locked
doors of my cabin. Ho was to tell every
ono he met on the boat, and when wo
landed he was to have given tho whole
story to tho newspaper men.
"Was It not too horrible? But I hap
pened to know something of Monsieur
Paulvltch thnt would send him to tho
gallows In Russia If It wcro known by
tho police of St. Petersburg. I dared him
to carry out his plan, and then I leaned
Inward him and whispered a namo In his
ear. Like that" and Bho snapped hor
fingers "ho flow at my throat as a mad
man. Ho would have killed me had you
not Interfered."
"The brutes!" muttered Tarzan.
"They nro worse than that, my friend,"
sho said. "Thoy are devils. I fear for
you bocauso you havo gained their
hatred. I wish you to bo on your guard
constantly. Tell mo that you will, for
my sake, for I should never forglvo my
self should you suffer through tho kind
ness you did mo."
"I do not fear them," ho replied. "I
havo survived grimmer enemies than
Rokoff and Paulvltch." Ho saw that sho
knew nothing of tho occurrence In the
Ruo Maule, nor did ha mention It, fearing
that It might distress her,
"For your own safety," ho continued,
"why do you not turn tho scoundrels
over to tho authorities? They should
mnko quick work of them."
Sho hesitated for a moment before re
plying. "Thero nro two reasons," sho said
finally. "Ono of them It is that keeps the
count from doing that very thing. The
other, my real reason for fearing to
expose them, I have never told only
Rokoff nnd I know It. I wonder," nnd
then sho paused, looking Intently nt him
for a long time.
"And what do you wonder?" he nsked,
smiling. '
"I was wondering why It Is that I want
to tell you tho thing that I havo not
dared tell even to my husband. I believe
thnt you would understand, and that
you could tell mo the right course to fol
low. I bcllcvo that 'you would not Judge
mo too harshly."
Clergymen Speak at Services in Man
tua Church.
The funeral of the Rov. Dr. J. Garrett
Walker, pastor of tho Mantua Baptist
Church, 40th atreet and Falrmount ave
nuo, who died at his homo, CM North 40th
street, on Friday night, was held this
afternoon at the church where he was
pastor for 10 years. Doctor Walker was
75 years old and wns one of tho best-
Police Court Chronicles
"Drink Is the enemy of man but the
Bible Bays 'Lovo yer enmlcs.' "
Thus easing his conscience with this
ancient epigram, Jerry McCarrlgan
placed a bottle to his lips and 'neld It
In a vertical position for several seconds.
Jerry was standing on a barrel explain
ing tho dangers of habits at East C6
lumbla and Glrard avenues. As he said It
wasn't his intention to tako up a collec
tion ho had a large and attentive au-
dlonce. The speaker declared that tho
habit of being a "chronic ontl" was as
bad as drinking, 'Some people are agin
anything they ain't In thlmselves," con
tended Jerry,
".list because some people drink all the
time nln't no reason why others should
never drink at all. Prohibition can only
exist accordtn' to the law, for as long
as mon httB mouths they'll drink what
they please regardless of laws an' ora
tors. Prohibition speeches causes more
thirst than the Sahara desert and the
salt mines put together."
And Jerry took another drink. But he
leaned back too far and tho barrel tilted,
throwing him to "the ground. He waa try
ing to gather up the escaping whisky
with a little cup When Acting Detective
Gallagher happened, along and gathered
up Jerry,
He was very polite when he appeared
before Magistrate Stevenson at the East
Glrard avenue station and gave nn Inter
esting speech on the cause of unhapplness
In the world.
On promising to take Wa oratory and
his whisky to other parts he was dis
charged. Wall Tents
T x 7 feet. $4.00
3ft X, 12 ft, $8,75 fc.
n i V. t...m
1021-23 CallowhiU Street
Water Proofing
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11 i iiii-i.
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iUnUUM-V, ' J
known Baptist clergymen in Phllad!
phla i
Tho services were conducted by $&
Rev. Dr A J. Rowland, general secretifl
of tho American Bnptlsc Publication Roi
clety Among those who spoke IB
tribute to Doctor Walker were tha
Rev. Dr C. A. Mott, of tho 3oshen Baol
tlst Church, "West Chester; the Rev. Dm
David Spencer, of the Lehigh Avenul
Baptist Church; tho Rev. Dr George E
Recs, of tho Diamond Street Bap(tr
Church; tho Rev. Thomas Croff, of th
Chelsea Baptist Church, and the Htvl
Howard Wayne Smith, of the Bantl.T
Publication Society. v "
Burial waa In West Laurel Hill CemeW
tery. Masonic burial services Were con-'
rtueted liv thi Cnnntn. firlirn. M. . .
Ardmoro Tho General George D. Mms
r. I n A t i.i.l. ".". ":?'
'","' ' " .T..IV.U factor walker
waa tho past commander, conducted mill
tnry services at the cemetery.
Rer. J. M. Galbrnith's Funeral
I.AVWRTnn. Pn Till., on m .
... v..w...., ., w...s v. twenty- j
five ministers nnd the entire faculty of
Lincoln University attended the funeral
yesterday of tho late Rev. J, M. Oal.
bralth, former pastor of tho Chestnut '
Level Presbyterian Church, who died at
Longport, N. J, Prominent pastors of
tho State acted as pallbearers, and a
Blowing trlbuto waa paid tho deceased by""
tho Rev. John C. Rendall, president of.'
Lincoln University. j
i i
Funeral of Mrs. R. S. Kcr
Mrs. R. S. Kcr, who died at her home.
1813 North Broad street, last Fridays
after a ldnc Illness, will bo burled tn
from tho undertaking parlors of Oliver IL
Bnlr, 1820 Chestnut BtrceL Mrs. tr.j'i
was tho widow of Captain W. W. Ker'H
wlin wna nt Ann Hm. A.Bl,4nH, t,n .'S3
.... .....,. -.... ..oo.o.uui unuea
ciiuius jnurney uuncrai, ana wno flled In
1901. Sho In survived by three sons and:
one anugmer. .flji
Rev. Snyder D. Simca
The funeral of tho Rov. Snyder B
Slmos, former rector of Gloria Del, or Old
Swedes, Protestant Episcopal Churchl
Swanson street bolow Christian, who died!
at his summer cottago In Falmouth,4
Mass., Sunday, will be held tamorrowlfl
afternoon at 2 o'clock from tho church
Tho rector died from heart disease. He
was 73 years old.
Mr. Slmcs served Old Swedes longer
than any other rector In the 215 years of
its history, no waa wiuciy Known and his
long rectorship wns largely spent In prc-
Borvlng tho traditions of tho historic
church, one of tho oldest In tho country..
Ha accepted tho cnll to tho church In ISO.
Tho Rov. Mr. Slmcs was born In this
rltv In 1R4 2. TTn -wan orlfir.itnrl In li
public schools hero and took a degree atvj
Moravian uoucbc, ueuuencm. Ho studied
nt Princeton Theological Seminary and
tho Episcopal Divinity School In this city!
William E. Steen
WILMINGTON, Del., July 20 -Wllll&ra J
E. Steen, chief cleric in the Military
Powders Department of tho du Pont Pow. i
der Company, died this morning at his
home, 1022 Rodney street. Ho was
years old and leaves a wife and twoi
daughters. He came here two years oeoifl
from Brjn'Mawr. Ho was formerly con-'M
ncctcd with tho International Smokeless,;
Powder nnd Chemical Company, which i
was dissolved. Ho was an elder in West
minster Presbyterian Church.
Thomas F. Fnrnan
BALTIMORE, July 20 Thomas F.
Farnan, for 12 years Marshal ot Baltl-
moro'a Pollco Department, died at his
home hero early this morning ot htm
orrhago of the kidneys. Ho was M-yearfB
old and retired from the police forcefM
year ngo after a service of 47 years. At
his bedside were his wlfo, three sons,
Frank T., Eugene M nnd John 'JjSW
Farnan, and his daugnier, Mrs. Hary
Parrlsh, of Fairmont, W, Va.
EUSON. In Boeton. Man , on July 18, 101S,
SARAH W.. widow of Henry Edaon. Rela
tives and frlenda are Invited to attend the ,
zunerai services, wenncsuay aueinwiii "
1,30 o'clock, at the residence of her daugh-aB
ter. Aire. Newton ji juuimuru, cuimo-ia
ave. Interment prhate. In Woodlands Cem-j
tery. p.
rOltSVTIIE. In Weet Cheater on Flrat-dar.
Seventh Month 18th. 1015. ELIZABETH
FOHSYT1IE. in tha 04th year of her are-'j
Itelatlvea and frlenda are Invited to attend
the funeral, from hor lato realdence, 10Jf
day, tha 21at Inst. Meet at the house At 1.30
p. m Interment at Birmingham l'rlends a
llurlal Grounds. f
1IESTON At Cape May, N. J on July 1,
mis. U'ir.i.rAM nnAIO. son of Her.
pert Ileston, Jr., and Susan Craig Iteston,!
"aged 21 months Ilelattlvea and frlenda ara
Invited to attend the funeral aerMcea.weaneajj
finv mominir. at 11 o'clock, at the apart
menta of Oliver Il.'Balr, 1820 Chestnut ab.
Philadelphia. Interment private, at Welti
Laurel Hill Cemetery.
LAUUEN8LAOEII. Suddenly, at Wahtnc!
ton, N. 1 , on July JU, IPIB, mamx a-m
daughter of the late George and Rebeeea
Laudenslager. notice ot runerai later,
21IL,i.r.i. un July is. imo. ljuia n.,g
youngest daughter of the late Feter anil
Elizabeth Miller. Relatives and frlenda tni
invited to attend the funeral Hervlcea, oal
Wednesday mornlne, at 10,30 o'clock, at tbtl
apartments or unyer xi. uair, jo-u v.nnmuu
at. interment at ivonn iurei Jim ";
RAMA1I! On July 10. 1018. JOHN Bj"
HA1IAOE. Relatives and friends of tbe fun.
11 v bm Invltnd ta attend tha funeral. .OB
Thursday afternoon, at 3 o'clock, from thJ
reaiaence. awu .vest Busquenanna, .
terment at jsortnwooo. cemetery.
RTMRfi Rmlil.nlv. nt TFalmnuth llalfhta3
Mass , on July 18, lOlo, Itev. BNTDEB B.
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