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TO TfflNAFT AMERICA,
Colondl Ridicules Wilson's
"Too Proud to Fight"
Speech in Vigorous Ad
dress on Preparedness at
SAN FRANCISCO, July SJ.-"The aver
age Chinaman took the view that "China
was too proud to light,' and In practice
made evident his hearty approval of that
abject pacifist sons. 'I Didn't liaise My
Boy to Be a Soldier,' " said Theodore
Roosevelt In sounding n warning of the
dancers of "elocution as a substitute for
action" before a great crowd nt the
Panama-Pacific Exposition yesterday.
"Pacifists," he said, "are trying to
Chlnafy this country "
Colonel Roosevelt spoke on prepared
ness and set forth that theme with new
"I firmly believe," he said, "that there
should be universal military serWco for
ur young men on tho Swiss model "
Referring to the price which Belgium
had paid, he declared It was because of
her unpreparedness, and warned this
country as follows.
"Bomo day or other It may well be that
wo shall have to pay on a tenfold grentcr
scale tho same price for exactly the same
reasons! and If such should be the case,
remember, my fellow countrymen, that
whereas the case of the Belgians excited
warm sympathy, our mlsfortuno would
xclto nothing but scorn and contempt!
tor a rich, powerful, bonBtful people In
vites the ridicule of all mankind If,
Whether from sheer silliness and Bhort
slghtedness, or from soft timidity, or
from gross and greedy devotion to the
material benefits of the moment, It falls
to prepare Itself to defend Its own rights
with Its own strength,"
The United States had treated The
Hague conventions as mere "scraps of
paper," ho Bald, "when tho demand was
made to show that our signatures meant
CRANKS WORK HARD
ON WAR DEVICES
But the Worst of It Is That
They Plague the Fire Mar
shal for Permits.
Cranks with weird Inventions for the
taking of human life and agents of ms
terlous manufacturing concerns seeking
permits for tho storage of tons of high
explosives have been keeping Fire Mai
shal George W. Elliott busy since the
War In Europe began.
The fire marshal said today that most
of the applications for permits had to
be denied because of the stringent Penn
sylvania laws, which nx a maximum of
2500 pounds of oxploslve chemicals ua all
that may be stored In one place. Only
licensed manufacturers of chemicals, who
erect special buildings for the purpose,
are permitted to store more than this
All kinds of Inventions are being sub
mitted to the fire marshal's office. One
man had a "relay gun," similar to that
described In Arthur Train's novel, "The
Man "Who Rocked the Earth." This gun
will shoot a shell so "many miles. The
shell explodes when It begins to lose force
and shoots out another shell
Another roan had a shell that must be
dropped from a height of 30 feet. It
would then rebound five miles Into the air,
according to the Inventor, and smash all
the aeroplanes and Zeppelins In the
The Are marshal laughed at the story
th,at a workman had been Injured at the
Baldwin Locomotive 'tt'&r'ks by the explo
sion of a shrapnel shell. From other
sources also It was learned that the man
had been Injured In some other way and
that there was no explosion. The loco
motive works could not get a permit for
storing explosives even If one were
The Injured man was John Harkness,
of 5019 Parrlsh street. He was at work
on an empty shell when It was struck
by a- piece of metal on the machine re
volving at high speed, The casing burst
and Harkness was struck by a fragment.
He was explaining how It happened at
the Medlco-Chlrurglcal Hospital when an
other man, apparently a foreman at tho
works, silenced him and declined to give
out any Information. Harkness Is In a
MICHAELSEN A SUICIDE
Discovery of Letters Discredits Mur
Friends of Frederick C. Mlchaelsen, the
contractor, whose body was found In
Cobb'x Creek, said today they were at
loss to account for his Bulclde, In view
0 the fact that his assets were fat
greater than his liabilities. The tlndtng
of the contractor's coat, collar and tie,
together with a packet of letters, has dis
pelled all suspicion that the man was
Theee articles were found by two boys
who were wandering along the creek some
distance from where tho body was found.
Anions; the papers was a letter addressed
to Ferdinand Mlchaelsen, In which Fred
erick stated that he Intended ending- his
life because of worry over financial mat
ters and 111 health
There were also numerous other papers
concerning business negotiations.
Police Court Chronicles
There's too much foliage In the city. In
the opinion of Edward Tolp, and ho con
tends that it Is an obstacle to progress
;peeially his progress. Drooping branches
nioiig the sidewalks in the northeastern
section caused Tole to walk with bowed
head to protect his face He decided to
change conditions and uproot every tree
he came In contact with. Of course, he
confined his attention to saplings. Peeling
off his coat he started In on Glrard ave
nue and pulled up three trees in one
block. A few Idlers, who were overjoyed
at the sight of a man working, cheered
him, but several housewives denounced
Tole for his destructive work.
"Tress belong in the country." Tole
grold "They're out of place in the
city He was about to tackle an luno
ut young poplar whan Policemen Balkle
and SSva.a bappnuwd along and fcjctd.
They made tb stroqg man replant the
trass b nd pulled up and than took him
to th Front and Master trU station.
Wta th prisoner told Magistrate Scott
at his geuaral opposition to trees, the
Judge became indignant I have no time
for a man n pj ( Itu the beautiful
tfrtfoiff of uatuie he said
"I'tl ak the pi.- J au luted Tole
"T-t Will it" "- vuui ll-,y alll U '
tor JuwU added -a ui If yurit pieroiM to
all,. the trt. to (ig unmolested 1 II Ul
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THE, RETURN OF TARZAN
By EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS
. ..t... .. . .. i nn mitt Antra"
Coprrltht, 1918, by A. C. McClur A Co.
. Tartun, on bosrcl a etramer from Amjr
leu. attract! the attention ot a , "UIJ:
fcer of ptrtone He saves the Count at
Coude from Imposition at tlie hn'l51v0n,,,
pair of unprincipled gamblers NIHjmj
hokOff arid Pauuitfh, but tho Count "'"?!
lo prosecute them, owing to JJI5S!r
made to hie wile Shortly aft' t"'" '-JX.
tan twice readies Ohta de Coude from ins
same scoundrels Something shesaysinj
rtlcatrs that Hokoff Is related to her. but
tho time Tartan does not know that 'Hei;
Itaool de Coudo'e wife. ,Bhe also jelutes
lo prosecute On the final day of the joy
ess the Countess thanks Tartan and tens
him she la the Countess de Cpiida,
In fails he renews hla acquaintance wn
hla friend. D'Arnot. whom he had rescuea
In Ihe wilderness of Africa and tequesis
hla aid in settlnu employment In J ""
street of the cltv he la lured by a woman J
cries to a dlniry house, and I; there ;ii
by HokofTs accomplices. He beti i Ihem
oh When tho police arrhe the woman
ll 1 IlCn inD IOUVW .1"" j e..lntf
declnre that Tartan had Intruded Sensing
Lh.f. uh. h? B"! "f.mPi.t?hSSkfero.
prinunrra, Dili lAisail niw.M -
Through his bruts strength andape-lire
agility Tartan beats oft the police and
escapes. He reports his aaveiiture to
D'Arnot, who fixes the matter up with "
police, At the opera Tartan meets the
Countess de Coudo and makes an appoint'
meiil to see her. Uefnro he cornea to her
house, nokoff Intlnuates his way Into an ,
alcove, where he can hear every wow
spoken The Countess trusts Tartan and
offers to tell him a great secret.
fche conndes In hint that llokoff Is i her
brother and a spy She says she fears to
prosecute him, for hla attempts azalnet tier
and lior husband lest Rokoff reveal a youth
ful loe nffalr of hers After Tartan i goes
Itokorr further Intimidates her by threaten
Ing to slander her growing friendship i wltn
Tartan A month later Tartan Is tricked
Into visiting tho countess at a lato hour.
At the same time nokort anonymous y
summons her husband Tartan P'tymiy,
I luces his arm about the countess
THE result was electrical Never before
had ha been bo close to her. In startled
guilt they looked suddenly Into each
other's eyes, and where Olga do Coude
should have been strong she was weak,
for she crept closer Into the man's arms,
and clasped her own about his neck
And Tarzan of the Apes7 He took the
panting figure Into his mighty arms, and
covered the hot lips with kisses.
Raoul do Coudo made hurried excuses
to his host after ho had read the note
handed him by tch ambassador's butler.
Never afterward could he recall the na
ture of tho excuses he mode. Everything
was quite a blur to him up to tho time
that he stood on the threshold of his own
homo. Then ho became very cool, mov
ing quietly and with caution. For some
Inexplicable reason Jacques had the door
open before he was halfway to tho steps.
It did not strike him at the time as be
ing unusual, though afterward he re
Very Boftly ho tiptoed up tho stairs and
along the gallery to tho door of his wife's
boudoir. In his hand was a heavy walk
ing stick In his heart, murder.
Olga was tho first to see him With a
horrltlod shriek sho tore herself from
Tartan's arms, and the ape-man -turned
lust in time to ward with him arm a ter
rific blow that De Coude had aimed at
his head. Once, twice, three times the
heavy stick fell with lightning rapidity,
and each blow aided In the transition of
the ape-man back to the primordial.
With tho low, guttural snarl of the bull
ape he sprang for tho Frenchman The
great stick was torn from his grasp and
broken In two as though It had been
matchwood, to be flung aside as tho now
Infuriated beast charged for his adver
Olga de Coudo stood a. horrified specta
tor of the terrible scene which ensued
during the next brief moment, then she
Bprang to where Tarzan was murdering
her husband choking the life from him
shaking him aB a terrier might shake a
Frantically she tore at his great hands.
"Mother of God!" she cried. "You are
killing him, you are killing him! Oh,
Jean, you are killing my husband!
Tarzan was deaf with rage Suddenly
he hurled the body to the floor, and, plac
ing his foot upon the upturned breast,
raised hla head. Then through the palace
of the Count de Coude rang the awesome
challenge of the bull apo that has made
a kill From cellar to attic the horrid
Bound searched out tho servants, and left
them blanched and trembling. The woman
in tho room sank to her knees beside the
body of her husband, and prayed.
Slowly the red mist faded from before
Tarzan's eyes. Things began to take
form-he was regaining the perspective
of civilized man. His eyes fell upon the
figure of the kneeling woman. 'Olga,
he whispered. She looked up, expecting
to see the maniacal light of murder In the
eyes above her. Instead, she saw sorrow
"Oh, Jean!" she cried. "See what you
have done. He was my husband. I loved
him, and you have killed him."
Very gently Tarzan raised the limp
form of the Count de Coudo and bore It
to a couch. Then he put his ear to the
"Sums brandy. Olga," he said.
She brought It, and together they forced
it between his lips. Presently a faint
gasp came from tho white lips. The head
turned, and De Coudo groaned.
"He will not die," said Tarzan. "Thank
"Why did you do it, Jean?" she asked.
"I do not know. Ha Btruck me, and I
went mad. I have seen the apes of my
tribe do the same thing. I have never
told you my atory, Olga. It would have
been better had you known It tills might
not have happened. I never saw my
father. The only mother I ever knew
was a ferocious she-ape. Until I was IS
I had never seen a human being. I was
!0 before I saw a white man. A little
more than a year ago I was a naked
beast of prey In an African Jungle.
"Do not Judge mo too harshly. Two
years Is too short a time In which to
attempt to work the change In an Indi
vidual that It has taken countless ages
to accomplish In the white race."
"I do not Judge you at all. Jean. The
fault Is mine. You must go now he must
not find you here when he regains con
It was a sorrowful Tarzan who walked
with bowed head from the palace of the
Count de Coude.
Once outside his thoughts took definite
shape, to tho end that 3) minutes later
he entered a police station not far from
the Rue Maule. Here he Boon found one
of the officers with whom he had had the
encounter several weeks previous. The
policeman was genuinely glad to see
again tho man who had so roughly
handled him. After a moment of conver
sation Tarzan asked If he had ever heard
of Nikolas Rokoft or Alexis Paulvitch,
"Very often. Indeed, monsieur. Each
has a police record, and while there Is
nothing charged against them now, we
make it a point to know pretty well where
they may be found should the occasion
demand. It Is only the same precaution
that we take with every known criminal.
Why does monsieur ask?"
"They are known to me," replied Tar
lan u wish to see Monsieur Rokoff on
a little matter of business. If you can
direct me to his lodgings I shall appre
A few minutes later he bade the police
man adieu, and. with a slip of paper in
bis pocket bearing a certain address in
a nlrespeoWDM quarter, ne waiKM
briskly toward the nsartst taxi stand
Rokoff and Paulvltch had returned to
tfatlr rooms, aqd were sitting talking over
the probable outeora of the evening's
venU. They had telephoned to the ofB
sm of two of the raornlny papers from
whtefe they momentarily xpoted repre
sentatives to hear too Orst report of the
scandal that was to stir social Paris on
A. iLeavy step oundsd on the stair
way "Ah. but Umm nswsaapar into are.
prompt," txctalBMd RokoK, and as a
kiKM.) tetl upon the door of thair roow:
"Entr, ffloiisleux '
EVENING LEPttEB-PglEAPttLPHia:. THUBflPAY JTTirLg2i
AUlilUIC U "lAiftn f " .iim"
Russian's face as he looked Into the hard,
gray eyes of his visitor.
"Name of a man!" he shouted, spring
ing to his feet. "What brings you here? '
"Hit down'' said Tarzan, bo low that tho
men could barely catch the words, but In
a tone that brought Rokoff to his chair,
and kept Paulvltch In his.
"You know what has brought trie liere,"
he continued. In the same low tone. 'It
should be to kill yoil, but because you
arc Olga de CoUde's brother I shall not do
"1 shall give you a chance for your
lives. Paulvltch docs not count much
he Is merely h stupid, foolleh little tool,
and so I shall not kill him so long ns I
permit you to live. Before I leave you
two alive In this room you will have
dorto two things. The first will bo to
write a full confession of your connec
tion with tonight's plot and sign It.
The second will be to promise mo upon
pnln of death that you will permit no
word of this affair to get Into tKo news
papers. If you do not do both, neither
of you will be alive when I pass next
through that doorway. Do ou under
stand?" And without waiting for n
replyi "Make haste: there Is Ink before
you, and paper and a pen,"
Hokoff assumed a truculent air, at
tempting by bravado to show how little
ho feared Tarzan's threats, An Instant
later he felt tho ape-man's steel fingers
at his throat, and Paulvltch, who at
tempted to dodgo them nnd reach tho
door, was lifted completely off tho floor
and hurled senseless Into a corner, When
Rokoft commenced to blacken about tho
face, Tarzan released his hold nnd
shoved the fellow hack Into his chair.
Alter a moment of coughing Rokoft sat
sullenly glaring nt the man Btandlng op
posite him Presently Paulvltch came
to himself and limped painfully back to
his chair at Tarzan's command.
"Now write," said the ape-man. "If It
Is necessary to handle you again I shall
not bo so lenient."
Rokoft picked up a pen and commenced
"See that you omit no detail, and that
you mention every namo," cautioned Tar
zan. Presently there was a knock at the
door. "Enter," said Tarzan
A dapper young mnn camo In. "I am
from the Matin," ho announced "I un
derstand that Monsieur Rokoff has a
story for me."
"Then you aro mistaken, monsieur,"
replied Tarzan. "You have no story for
publication, have you, my dear Nikolas?"
Rokoff looked up from his writing with
an ugly scowl upon his face.
"No," he growled, "I have no story for
publication now "
"Nor ever, my dear Nikolas," and tho
reporter did not sco the nasty light In the
ape-man's eye! but Nikolas Rokoft did.
"Nor ever," he repeated, hastily.
"It Is too bad that monslour has been
troubled," said Tarzan, turning to the
newspaper man. "I bid monsieur good
evening," and he bowed tho dapper young
man out of the room, and closed the door
In his face.
An hour later Tarzan, with a rather
bulky manuscript In his coat pocket,
turned at the door leading from Rokoft's
"Were I you I should leave France,"
he said, "for sooner or later I shall find
an excuse to kill you that will not in
any way compromise your sister."
ARNOT was asleep when Tarzan en
tered their apartmcntB after leaving
Rokoft's. Tarzan did not disturb him,
but the following morning he narrated
the happenings of the previous evening,
omitting not a single detail.
"What a fool I have been," he con
cluded. "De Coudo nnd his wife were
both my friends. How have I returned
their friendship? Barely did I escapo
"Oh Jean' ehe cried, "Sea -what you
him and you
murdering the count I have cast a
etlgrna on the namo of a good woman.
It Is very probable that I hate broken
up a happy home.
"Do you love Olga de Coude?" asked
"Were I not positive that sho does not
love me I could not answer your qu
tlon, Paul; but without disloyalty to her
I tell you that I do not love her, nor
does she Iqvo me. For an laatapt we
weie the victims of a sudden wa4ne
It was not lovs and It would have left
us. unharmed as suddsnly Is It bad
come upon us tven though Do Coude
bad not rtturoad As you know, I have
had little prlce of woown Qlga de
Coude. la YW bwutiful, that, and th
dVjn light and the sadusUvo surroundings,
and the appeal oi tkv defenseless for pro
tection, might have been resisted by a
more olvllUed roan, but my civilisation
It net ev9 skits dsop It does not so
dpr than my clotttas.
"Palis Is no place for me I wlU but
coatUUM to stumble luto mure and mors
(rlou, pitfalls The man-made rtr!c
ttsme m IrMonw. I fei always thai I
g a -wmomr. I asmwoi tatfura .KtM,
friend, and so 1 think thai I shall go
back to my own Jungle, ana lead the life
that Ood Intended that I Bhould lead
when he put me there."
"Do not take It bo to heart, Jean, 're
sponded D'Arnot. "You have aqu tted
youroelf much better than most 'civilized
men would have under similar clrcum
stances As to leaving Paris at this time.
I rather think thai Raoul de Coude may
be expected to have something to say on
thAt subject before long."
Nor was D'Arnot mistaken. A week
later 'on Monsieur Flaubert was an
nounced about eleven In the morning as
D'Arnot and Tarzan were breakfasting
Monsieur Flaubert was an lmpteaive v
polite gentleman. With many low bows
he delivered Monsieur le Count de Coude s
challenge to Monsieur Tarzan. Would
monsieur bo so very kind as to arrange
to have a friend meet Monsieur Flaubert
nt as early an hour as convenient that
the details might be nrronged to the mut
ual satisfaction of all concerned?
Certainly. Monsieur Tarzan would be
delighted to place his Interests unreser
vedly In the hands of his friend. Lleuten
nnt D'Arnot And so It Was arranged
that D'Arnot was to call on Monsieur
Flaubert nt two that afternoon and he
polite Monsieur Flaubert, with many
bows, left them.
When they were again alone D'Arnot
looked quizzically nt Tarzan.
"Well?" he said.
"Now to my sins I must dd murder, or
else myself be killed," Bald Tarzan. "I
nm progressing rapidly In tho ways of
mv civilized brothers."
. "What woaponi shall you select?'
asked D'Arnot "Do Coudo Is accredited,
with being a master with the Sword nnd
a splendid shot."
"I might then choose poisoned arrows
at twenty paces, or spears at tho same
dlstnnce," laughed Tarzan. "Make It
"He will kill you Jean."
"I havo no doubt of It," replied Tarzan
"I must die some day."
"Wo had better make It swords," said
D'Arnot. "He will be satisfied with
wounding you, and thero Is less danger
of n mortal wound,"
"Pistols," said Tarzan with finality.
D'Arnot tried to nrguo him out of It,
but without avail, so pistols It was.
D'Arnot returned from his conference
wllh Monsieur Flaubert shortly after
"It is alt arranged," ho said, "Every
thing Is satisfactory. Tomorrow morning
at dnylight there Is a secluded spot on
tho road not far from Etnmps. For some
personal reason Monsieur Flaubert pre
ferred It. I did not demur."
"aoodl" wns Tarzan's only comment.
He did not refer to the matter again
even Indirectly. That night ho wroto sev
eral letters before ho retired. After scal
ing and addressing them he placed them
all In nn envelope nddressed to D'Arnot.
As he undressed, D'Arnot heard him
humming a music hall ditty.
The Frenchman swore under his breath.
Ho was very unhappy, for he wns posi
tive that when tho sun rose tho next mor
ning It would look down upon the dead
Tnrzan. It grated upon him to see Tar
zan so unconcerned.
"This Is a most uncivilized hour for
people to kill each other," remarked the
ape-man when he had been routed out of
a comfortnble bed In the blackness of the
early morning hours. He had slept well,
and so It seemed that his head scarcely
touched the pillow ere his man defer
entially aroused him His remark was
addressed to D'Arnot, who stood fully
dressed In the doorway of Tarzan's bed
room. D'Arnot had scarcely slept at all dur
ing the night. He was nervous, and
therefore Inclined to be Irritable.
"I presume you slept like a baby all
night," ho said.
Tarzan laughed. "From your tone,
Paul, I Infer that you hnrbor the fact
against me I could not help It, really."
"No, Jean; It la not that," replied
D'Arnot, himself Bmlllng. "But you take
tho entire matter with such Infernal In
difference It Is exnsperatlng. One would
think you were going out to shoot at a
target, rather than to face one of the
best shots In France."
Tarzan shrugged his shoulders. "I am
havo donel He was my husband, I loved
have killed him."
going out to expiate a great wrong, Paul.
A very necessary feature of the expiation
Is the marksmanship of my opponent
Wherefore, then, should I be dissatisfied?
Have you not yourself told me that
Count do Coude Is a splendid marksman?"
"You mean that you hope to be killed?"
exclaimed D'Arnot. In horror.
"1 cannot say i hope, to be; but you
must admit that there la little reason to
believe that I shall not be killed."
Had D'Arnot known the thlnjr that
in the ape-man's mind that had been In
his mind almost from the first intimation
that D Coude would call him to account
on the field of honor he would have been
even mora horrified than he was.
In silence they entered D'Arnot'a great
car, and in similar cuence they sped over
the dim road that leads to Htatnp. Each
man was occupied with his own thoughts.
D'Arnot's wera very mournful, for bo
was genuinely fond of Tarzan- The great
friendship which had, sprung up between
those two men wbom lives and training
bad bean so widely dUfsrant had but ban
trngtban4 by association, for they
were both Htn to whom ttte same high
Wals of manhood, of rwrmngl fwrnra:.
a4 of honor apBait witk wl Iww.
ARGENTINA AND THE GERMAN NOTES
VmBBKBBr jiui" '"'' " "" ' " ' ' " 'J ' ' 1
BSHHBsflBSBlflllV P VA ' T'i'ii"i'i"ii'i'j r ''i'" 'i'.'i'i i'i'i i ', 'i 'i' i" 'Vi UIJL. "'" ''"'"'
This photograph is a reproduction from tho cover page of Caras i y
Carotas, an illustrated monthly magazine of Buenos Aires. At his
desk may bo seen President Wilson. Tho rather grotesque figure to
tho loft represents his valet. Behind on the wall may bo seen a
photograph of George Washington. A translation of the legend
beneath reads as follows:
"Sir! Tho German Minister is below waiting the note from your
excellency. Shall I prepare your frock coat or your swallow tail?
"Nol Bring me a helmet and sword." - t
This drawing created considerable comment in Argentina and its
reproduction now is especially timely to us.
They could understand one another, and
each could be proud of tho friendship of
Tarzan of tho Apes was wrapped in
thoughts of the past; pleasant memories
of the happier occasions of his lost Junglo
life. He recalled tho countless boyhood
hnnrn thnt ho hnrt sDcnt cross-legged
upon tho table In his dead father's cabin,'
his llttlo brown body bent over ono oi
tho fasclnntlng picture books from which,
unaided, he had gleaned the secret of tho
printed language long before the sounds
of human Bpecch fell upon his ears. A
smile of contentment softened his strong
face as ho thought of thnt day of days
that he had had alone with Jane Porter
in the heart of his primeval forest.
Presently his reminiscences were broken
In upon by tho stopping of the car they
were nt their destination. Tarzan's mind
returned to the affairs of the moment.
Ho knew that he was about to die. but
thero was no fear of death In him. To a
denizen of the cruel Jungle death is a
commonplace. Tho first law of nature
compels them to cling tenaciously to life
to fight for It, but it does not teach
them to fear death.
D'Arnot and Tnrzan were first upon tho
field of honor. A moment later De Coudo,
Monsieur Flaubert and a third gentle
man arrived. Tho last was introduced to
D'Arnot and Tarzan; ho was a physician.
D'Arnot and Monsieur Flaubert spoke
together In whispers for a brief time. The
Count de Coudo and Tarzan stood apart
at opposite sides of the field. Presently
tho Beconds summoned them. D'Arnot
and Monsieur Flaubert had examined
both pistols, Tho two men who were to
face each other a moment later stood
silently while Monsieur Flaubert recited
the conditions they were to observe.
They wero to stand back to back. At
a signal from Monsieur Flaubert they
were to walk In opposite directions, their
pistols hanging by their sides. When
each had proceeded 10 paces D'Arnot was
to give the final signal then they were
to turn and flro at will until ono fell, or
each had expended the three shots al
lowed. (CONTINUED TOMORROW.)
SENDS ROCKEFELLER, "POOR
DEVIL," A DYSPEPSIA CURE
BloomBburg Painter Pities Oil Mag
' nate in His Affliction.
BLOOMSBURG, Pa., July 22.-James
Gobs, painter by trade and philanthropist
by nature, has Just sent a dyspepsia cure
to John D, Rockefeller. "I send tho
remedy." said Gobs In his letter, "only
because I think that it will do you good,
I don't want any reward, because If you
are a sufferer from Indigestion you are
a poor devil like the rest of us, and
money doesn't count."
The cure suggested is made from a
chicken gizzard, which, as he explained
In his communication, contains "more
pepsin than any living organism," a cir
cumstance that a kindly nature endowed
a cnicuen with to get away "with corn
dnd other rations that daily fall to its
"Just skin a gizzard from a healthy
chicken," Gobs explains, "and dry It In
an oven, afterward flavoring It with
peppermint or other ingredient to suit
the taste. When distressed eat a pinch
as often as you like and I will promise
that In a short time you will be able to
digest an old-fashioned country dinner,
even to Bauer kraut and mince pie."
PARK ORDINANCE SIGNED
Mayor Sanctions Improvement of
Squares and Recreation Centres,
An ordinance providing for the im
provement of a number of squares and
recreation centres by the Department of
Public Works has been signed by Mayor
The ordinance, which was passed by
Councils at the last session, provides for
the. financing of the work from loan
funds. The appropriations, aggregating
53,600, are as follows:
Westmoreland Park 18,200
Dluton Fark 3,000
Clarence It. CUrk Park 10.000
Pltaaant Hill Park 400
Buun Qorzas Park 10.000
John E. Ueytiura Park.
lUroton and Biting Squares awl Park,
in centre of ZTtn atret, ntwea AII-
KMBy svasu ana wtiiard etrt
lotMMCttou Of Elkhart, MajfUU and
Section bounded by ITIh. ISth. Fits
water and Catharine streets
East qerjaaatewn playftouod
K. of C. Delegates Leave City
The advance) guard .of the Pennsylvania
delegation to the annual conventlpn of the
Knights of Columbus, to bo held In
Seattle, beginning- August i, left this city
for Chicago this morning- The party in
cluded J J RaWJly, State deputy, who
hM4f the Pennsylvania group. Daniel
Wad. Geortre Philips and about twenty
other knights, who will attend uaoAoiaUy
Tfcre will a be bus dlegaUaa4 ttam
wJUr Ua la tt Wt
The Daily Story
Jones and Two Others
Miss Dorothy Evans had written a love
story. Miss Dorothy was the daughtor
of Judge Evans, nnd for several years
her fond father had Insisted that she had
literary talent and should develop It
Sho didn't believe she had, and She had
been four years getting around to that
story. She had made about 40 plots
and plans and beginnings and abandoned
them. Somehow or other she couldn't
bring about a first meeting between hero
and heroine In a natural 4manner.
"You don't want to," replied the father
when she gave that as an excuse. "Egad,
that Is Just the thing you don't want to
do.( You want to make your story unique.
Have the heroine up a tree on a hay
stackstuck fast In an elevator. Or,
havo tho hero about to be sawed In two
In a sawmill being carried around on
the arms of a windmill at the rate of
100 miles an hour caught by the leg
to a bear trap up to his rieck In a bog.
Hunt for the unique nnd unsual, my
At length one day that long-talked-of
story was started afresh. It had a hero
who got his foot wedged In tho frog of
a railroad track, and had been held there
"But I am Judge Evans' daughter,"
for three days, and was about to be run
down by a cattle train, when the heroine
appeared with a stick of dynamite and
blew up 10 rods of track and released
him. She then held a pistol tp the head
of a chauffeur and made him convey the
rescued man to her home, where she
nursed him back to health nnd married
him. He had a clubfoot when he got
well, but she didn't mind that.
The story, when finished after a
month's hard work, didn't suit Miss Doro
thy at all. She felt sure she had made a
failure of It, and carried it to her father
with tears In her eyes.
"Splendid! Superbl Glorious!" was his
verdict ''You have got a story like none
I have ever read. You have only to send
It to any magazine to have it accepted.
In sending It you had better inclose a
little note to the effect that you are my
daughter. They may want to write you
up as the coming story writer."
Miss Dorothy delayed the Bending away
of the story three weeks and then was
almost commanded to. It had been gone
only two days when the Judga began
looking for an answer of acceptance. He
continued to look tor two weeks and
"Dorothy, you are going1 to town to
day. Drop Into the publication office of
that magazine and ask about your man
uscript It la rather Impudent1 on their
part to hold a story so Jong."
"But, daddy, I don't knqw the editor
nor what to say to him," she nrotested.
"He may not have had time to look at-
"Plenty of time, my dear. It would
strike blm as something out of the usual
run the moment he saw it, and he would
read to the last line. He just wants
poking up a bit. Dear me. but I am so
plaassd that you havo made a literary
start I don't believe there is one per
son in w.000 who would have thought of
discovering the hero in such a sliuatloa"
Poor little Dorothy, with palpitating
heart, sought the office of the Blank Mag.
aslno and was shown Into a reception
room to await an Interview with the
editor, whose namo was Jones. She had
a chair dosa to a partition, and the parti
tion was thin. Presently sho heard Jones
roar out to some ono in the room with
Say, Frank, do you know Judge Bvans
down your wfcy?"
" I know of him," was th py.
"Got a daughter, hadn't nT"
"I btitev o."
"We, she's mm ta olusfu f a story.
and has come In to e about It It g (bt
worst ever l'v got better manusrrlptf'
from cooks and laundresses I ve got it,
turn It down, but being she's a Judge';
daughter I'd like to soften the blow Hefj,1
me out. won't your
How?" 'Here's tho manuscript See her In if.V
reception room nnd tell her we are or
crowaea just nun. jch ucr mat othfi
magazinea pay niu.c iur iier partlculi
style tnnrr we oo in met, ten ner art'
thing to let neriaown easy."
"Nbt much!" was the laughing renfi
"IThats what yon are paid for What'?
tqe matter wjm ine story i
,... .. t ..-, .-, a.
tias tno ncru ncia last in a rrog on1
tho raliroaa tracK ior tnree aayg,"
"The trains must have Jumpcrj over hlnS
tl tncj Ltuiiv mu"r'
" l ne neruine jiuiub u jjibiui 10 me edr hfM
n-d-i... " oi "y
"Oh say, fto in and talk to herssl
ououiu.i i wuiiuci ono were a good
'Haven't time. By-by, Jones "
The ono cnlled Frank passed out. and
ten imuuica itt.tci uuiicb viuerca me receD''
tlon room with the rejected story n nanj
ana a iook otocnevoience on ins face Nfita
Mies Dorothv Evans Sho had fled with"!
,..... ............ ....- ,.-.,, .. Humiliation,!
In her eyes.
"Nnrrow escape for me," said Jones,
wlth a Blgh of relief, as he retunwt! iZl
iiih uci. iw bciiu .no aivijr uuck oy mall
with the usual Inclosure of thanks
A month passed Judge Evans was
very busy nnd he had forgotten all about;
the literary career of his daught
hadn't, however. Every time she lhnn.t,
of Jones she wanted to slaughter n
An to tho ono cnlled Frank. sh m.,I'
know. Ho had a pleasant voice, was evljH
uemiy u, yuuiiH iimn, una no nad not'
muuo lull ul ucr atuijr.
Ono summer's day Miss Dornthv .,..
tered down tho highway toward the old
stone qunrry. She had given the ronrt in
a man coming toward her In an auto
when her foot struck n slone and her
anklo turned, and there sho was, sitting
down In the dust Only for a moment!1
though. The auto stopped, the man got
out, and In n trice he had her seated on'
a rocR unu va.o HuyiiiLL- now sorry lie wa
and hoping it was not a bad accidentia
The Instant ho Bpoke the girl recognized!
tho voice of Frank. Yes; he wns thai
young mnn, and n gentleman, and htfl
had a kind heart. Ho was asking If shtl
lived on tho hill, when Miss Dorothy, whoa
muni tuinK tno aprain amounted tjf
"But I nm Judge Evans' daughter."
"And I wroto a story and sent It to
jones, oi ine -Biamc .magazine.
"And tho hero was caught In a frog
of a. railroad track and held for three
"I I don't qulto understand!'
mcred tho young mnn.
"But vou said to Jonea that tlnv thn?
the trains must havo Jumped over hlnjl
aB they came along."
"I I Was It about a month ago?
and In the ofilce of the macazlne7" i
"The same, Blr. I wns In the reception
room ana Heard through the partition
Mr. Frank Denlson did not deny his
words. He sold that tho first thing was
to get Miss Dorothy home, which took
only about threo minutes, and then hi
advised her to uso nlcohol and a band
age, and took It upon himself to say that
ho would call next day. Ho did cnll, and
ho called again. He called to talk with
the Judge, and with the Judge's iliuichfl
ter, and to mako himself very agreeablt
and very much at home. He often askei
for the story to read and pass Judgment
upon, but It was four or five months bi
fore It wns handed him. He rend It to.
tho last line nnd then rose up and said:
"Miss Dorothy, I must speak to your
"But but what about7" she asked a'
she turned away her face.
"Wo muBt prevent you from adopting
a literary career, and the only way I
know is to t
Mlsa Dorothy adopted another career'
several months ago.
(Copyright, 1015, by the McClurt Jlmpiptr
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-ZTTTZ - . iJS
ueaiers nave until January l to jjis-
poso of 60,0P0,000 in Cold Storage,
Philadelphia wholesale and commission
dealers who laid In a supply of more than
60,000,000 cold-storago eggs, counting on
the repeal of tho present cold-storagol
law, must now get rid of the entire num-j
ber Jiefore January 1 or be confronted
with n. total' loss on tho Investment, nc-3
cording to a statement made by Harry fM
Cassldy, former special agent of thejj
State Dairy and Food Commission. ' "9
The present low places a time limit oni
the sale of eggs at nine months. The eggs
were bought in April and May for that
most part. If tho law had been repealed,?
they could have been disposed of nextj
January and February when the prlcesu
go soaring, but the Governor vetoed thej
repealer, Mr. Cassldy lost his position!
wltlv tho State two years ago after a
controversy with Governor Tener. He isjj
now In this city as purchasing agent for
food supplies lor tne urmsn uovem'
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