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Arnold Daly and
The Famous Scientiflo Detective of Fiction
Written by Arthur B. Reeve
The Weil-Known Novelist and the
Creator of the "Craig Kennedy" Stories
Dramatized Into a Photo-Play by Chas.Goddard
Author of "The Perils of Pauline"
The Clutching Hand.
Copyright, 1914, by the Star Company.
All Foreign Righto Reserved
jjrpHBRE must be something new In
I order to catch criminals nowadaya.
A The old methods are all right—as
far as they go. But while we have been
using them criminals have kept pace with
Craig Kennedy laid down hie newspaper
and filled his pipe with my tobacco. In
college we had roomed together, had shared
everything, even poverty, nad now that
Craig was a professor of chemistry In charge
of the laboratory at the university and I had
a sort of roving commission on the staff of
the Star, we had continued our arrangement.
Prosperity found us In a rather neat bache
lor apartment on the Heights, not for from
"It has always seemed strange to me," he
went on slowly, "that IJO one has ever en
dowed a professorship In crhninal science
In any of the large colleges."'
I tossed aside my own paper and retrieved
"Why should there be a chair In criminal
science?" I replied argumentatively, settling
back In my chair. "I've done my turn at
police headquarters reporting, and I can tell
you, Craig, It's no place for a college profes
sor. Crime Is —Just crime. And as for deal
ing with It the great detective Is born and
bred to It. College professors for the soci
ology of the thing—yet; for the detection of
tt, give me a Byrnes."
"On the contrary," persisted Kennedy, his
clean-out features betraying sn earnestness
which I ki ew Indicated that he was leading
up to something of Importance, "there Is a
distinct pVace for science In the detection of
crime. On the Continent they are far in ad
vance of us In that respect. We are mere
children beside a dozen crime specialists over
there'whom I could name."
, "Yes?" I queried, rather doubtfully. "But
where does the college professor come In?"
"Tou must remember, Walter," he pursued,
warming up to his subject, which had evi
dently been on his mind for some time, "that
it's only within the last ten years or so that
we hare had the really practical college pro
fessor who could do It. The silk-stockinged
variety Is out of date now. To-day we have
professors of everything—why not professors
of crime science?"
Still, as I shook my head dubiously, he
hastened to clinch his point. "Colleges have
got down to solving the hard facts of life
nowadays—pretty nearly all, except one.
They still treat crime in the old way, study
Its statistics and pore over Its causes and
the theories of how it can be prevented and
punished. But as for running down the
criminal himself, scientifically, relentlessly—
bah! we haven't made enough progress to
mention since the hammer and tongs method
of your sainted Byrnes."
"Doubtless you will write a brochure on
this most Interesting subject," I suggested,
"and let It go at that."
"No, 1 am serious," he replied, determined
for some reason or other to make a convert
of me. "I mean exactly what I say. I am
going te apply science to the detection of
crime the same sort of methods by which we
trace out the presence of a mysterious chem
lcsl or track down a deadly germ. And be
fore I have gone far I am going to enlist
Walter Jameson as an aide. I think I shall
need you In my business."
"How do I come In?" I asked.
"Well, for one thing, you will get a 'scoop,'
a 'beat'—whatever you call It In that news
paper Jargon of yours."
Kennedy, during the previous year, had
travelled much, especially In London, Paris,
Berlin and Vienna, where he had studied the
amazing growth abroad of the new criminal
aclence. Already I knew something by hear
say, of the men he had seen—Gross. Lacas
■agne, Relss and the Immortal Bertlllon.
"Fortunately, Walter." he pursued, "the
crime-hunters have gone ahead In science
more than the criminals. It's to be'my Job
to catch criminals. Yours, It seems to me, Is
to show peop'e now they can never hope to
beat the modern scientific detective."
"Go as far as you like," I exclaimed, con
vinced at last.
And so It was that we formed this strange
new partnership In crime science that has ex
isted ever since.
The Murder of Banker
(( TAMESON, here's a story F wish you'd
I follow up," remarked the managing
J editor of the Star to me one evening
I had turned In an assignment of the la.te
He banded mo a clipping from the evening
Chief Asked to Find Mother
A letter was received here yesterday
by Chief of Police Joseph B. Hutchi
son, from Mrs. Lizzie Wood, of Steuben
ville, 0., asking him to try and locate
Mrs. Lucy Jones, colored, who is claim
ed to be a former resident of this city.
The letter stated she i« wanted by her
daughter, Freida, who is at the point
of death at her Ohio homo. Colonel
ilutcbison was also asked to have this
edition of the Star, and I quickly ran ay eyo
over the headline:
NEW YORK'S MYSTERIOUS
MASTER CRIMINAL PER
FECTS ANOTHER COUP.
City Police Completely Baffled.
"Here's this murder of Fletcher, the retired
banker and trustee of the university," he
explained. "Not a clue—except a warning
letter signed with this mysterious clutching
fist. Last week it was the robbery fcf the
Haxworth Jewels and the killing of old Hax
wort:.. Again the curious sign of the hand.
Then there was the dastardly attempt on
Sherburne, the steel magnate. Not a trace
of the assailant, except this same clutching
fist. So It has gone. Jameson—the most
alarming and inexplicable series of murders
that has ever happened In this country, and
nothing bat this uncanny hand to trace them
The editor raueed a : loment, and then ex
claimed: "Why, thle fellow items to take a
diabolical—l might almost say pathological
—pleasure In crimes of violence, revt Te,
avarice and self-protection. Sometimes it
seems aa If he delights in the pure deviltry
of the thing. It is weird."
He leaned over and epoks In a low, tense
tone. "Strangest of all, the tip has Just come
to us that Fletcher, Haxworth, Sherburne
and all the rest of these wealthy men were
insured in the Consolidated Mutual Life.
Now, Jameson, I want you to flnd Taylor
Dodge, the president, and interview him.
Get what you can at any cost."
I had naturally thought first of Kennedy,
but there was no time now to call him up.
and, besides. I must see Dodge Immediately.
'Dodge, I discovered over the telephone,
was not at home, nor at any of the clubs to
which the belonged. Late though it was, I
concluded that he was at his No
amount of persuasion could get me past the
door, and, though I found out later, and
shall tell soon what was going on there, I
determined, about 9 o'clock, that the best
way to get at Dodge was to go to his house
on Fifth avenue, if I bad to camp on his
front doorstep antil morning. The harder I
found the stor. to get the more I wanted it.
With some misgivings about being ad
mitted, I rang the bell of tne splendid,
though not very modern, Dodge residence.
An English butler, with a nose that must
have been his fortune, opened the door and
gravely Informed me that Mf Dodge was
not at home, but was expected at any mo
Once in, I was not going lightly to give
up that advantage. I bethought myself of
hia daughter, Elaine, one of the moat pop-.
ular debutantes of the season, and sent In
my card to her, on a chance of interesting
her and seeing her father, writing on the
bottom of the card, "Would like to Interview
Mr. Dodge re-rarding Clutching Hand."
Summoning up what assurance I had, which
la sometimes consideraJble, I followed ths
butler down the hall as he bore my card.
As he opened the door of the drawing room
I caught a vision of a slip of a girl in eve
Elaine Dodge wu both the Ingenue and
the . thlete—the thoroughly modern type of
equally at home th tennis and tango,
table talk and tea. Vivacious eyes that
hinted at a stunning- amber brown sparkled
beneath masses of the most wonderful au
burn hair. Her pearly teeth, when she smiled,
were marvellous. Ancf she smiled often, for
life to her seemed a. continuous film of en
Near her I recognised from his pictures
Harry Dennett, the rising young corporation
lawyer, a mighty good looking fellow, with
an afTaole, pleasing way about him, perhaps
thlrty-flv* years old or so, but already prom
inent-and quite friendly with Dodge.
"Who Is it, Jennings?" she asked.
A reporter, Miss Dodge," answered the
butler, glaring superciliously back at me.
"And you know hor your father dislikes to
see any one here at the house,"/he added
deferentially to her. '
I took In the situation at a glance. Ben
nett was trying not to look discourteous, but
announcement read fr<wn the pulpits of
all the colored churches of this city.
East End A. A. to Organize
Members of the East End Athletic
Awsociation will hold a meeting Fri
day evening at 1917 Derry street to
make plan* and elect officers for the
coming baseball season. Players of laßt
year Is team and others desiring to try
f o r positions this year are requested
TTARRISBITRft STAT?-INDEPENDENT, THURSDAY EVENING, FEBRUARY 18, 1915
to report at the meeting. Important
club affairs will be discussed at this
New Alarm Box Installed
A new fire alarm bo* known a« box
No. 34, has boen installed and ready
for operation at Tenth and Mulberry
streets. The box was erected yester
day by the city electricians.
this was a call on 'Elaine, and It had been
Interrupted. I could expect no help from
that quarter. Still, I fancied that Blaine
was not averse to trying to pique her visitor,
and determined at leas* to try It.
"Miss Dodge," I pleaded, bowing as If I
■had known them all my life. "I've been try
ing to And your father all the evening. It's
She looked up at me surprised and In doubt
whether to laugh or qtamp her pretty little
foot In Indignation at my stupendous nerve.
She laughed. "You are a very brave young
man," she rippled, with a roguish look at
Bennett's discomfiture over the Interruption
of the tete-a-tete.
There was a note of seriousness in It, too,
that made me ask quickly "Why,"
The smile flitted from her face, and In lta
place came a frank earnest expression, which
I later learned to like and respect very
much. "My father has declared he will eat
the \lery next reporter who tries to Interview
him here," she answered.
I was about to prolong the waiting time
by some Jolly about such a stunning girl not
having by any possibility such a cannibal of
a parent, when the rattle of the changing
gears of a oar outside told of the approach
of a limousine.
The big front door opened and Elaine ti ig
herself lr the arms of an elde-ly, stern-faced,
gray-haired men. "Why, dad," she cried,
"where have you been? I mlss<d you so
much at " ! nner. I'll be -o glad when this
terrible business gets cleared up. Tell me.
What Is on your mind? What la It that wor
ries you now?"
I noticed then that Dodge seemed ■» rougV't
up and a bit unnerved, for he sank rather
heavily Into a chair, brushed his face with
his handkerchlet and breathed heavily.
Elaine hovered over him solicitously, repeal
ing her question.
With a mighty effort he seemed to get him
self together. He rose and turned to Ben
"Harry," he exclaimed, I've got the
The two men stared at each other.
"Yes," continued Dodge, 'Tve found out
how to trace It, and to-morrow I am going
to set the alarms of the ell/ at rest by ex
Just then Dodge caught sight of me. For
the moment I thought perhaps he was going
to fulfil his threat.
"Who the devil—why didn't you tell me a
reporter was here, Jennings?" he sputtered
indignarttly, pointing toward the door.
Argument, entreaty, were of no avail. He
stamped crustily Into the library, taking
Bennett with him and leaving me with
Elaine. Inside I could hear them talking,
and managed to catch enough to place to
gether the story. I wanted to stay, but
Elaine, smiling at my enthusiasm,tshook her
head and held out her hand in one of her
frank, straight-arm handshakes. There was
nothing to do but go.
At least, I reflected, T had the greatest part
of the story—all except the one b' - thing,
however—the name of the criminal. But
Dodge would know him to-morrow.
I hurried back to the Star to write my
story In time to cai?h the last morning
Meanwhile, if I may anticipate my story, I
must tell of what we later learned had hap
pened to Dodge so completely to upset h!in.
Ever since the Coi solidated Mutual had
been hit by the murders he had had many
lines out In the hope of enmeshing the per
jfetrator. That hlght, as I found out the next
day, he had at last heard of a clue. One 01
the company's detectives had brought In a
red-handed, lame, partly paralyzed crook,
who enjoyed the expressive monnlker of
"Limpy Red." "Limpy Red" was a gunman
of some renown, e"ll fared and, having noth
ing much to lose, desperate Whoever the
master criminal of the clutching hand ..light
have been, he had seen to employ "I-iimpy,"
but had not taken the precaution of getting
rid of him soon enough when he was through.
Therefore Limpy had a grievance, and now
descended u ider pressure to the lo» - ovel of
snitching to Dodge In his office.
"Nc, Civernor," the trembling wretch had
said as he handed over a grimy envelops, "I
ain't never seen his face—but here is direc
tions how to find his hangout."
As Limpy ambled out he turned to Dodge,
quivering at t. e enormity of his unpardon
able sin In gangland 'For God's sake. Gov
ernor," he im "ored, "don' let on how you
And yet Limpy Red had scarcely left with
his promise not to tell, when Dodge, happen
ing to turn over some papers, camo upon an
envelope left on his own desk, bearing that
mysterious clutching hand.
He tore it open, and read in amazement:
"Destroy Limpy Red's Instructions within
the next 1 our."
Dodge gased about In wonder, ""his thing
was getting on his nerves. He determined
to go home and rest.
Outside the house, as he left his car, pasted
over the monogram on the door, he had found
another note, with the same weird mark
and the single word:
"remember" . m
Much of this I had -ready gathered from
what I overhead Dodge t-"'lnj ennett as
they entered the library. Some also I have
pieced together from the story of a servant
At any rate, In spite of the pleadings of
young Bennett Dodge refused to take warn
ing. Into the safe In his beautifully fitted
library he deposited Llmpy's document In sn
envelope containing all the correspondence
that had led up to the final step in the dis
It was late in the evening when I returned
to our apartment and, not Andinc; Kennedy
there, knew that I would discover him at
"Craig," I cried, as I burst In on him, 'Tve
got a. cue for you—greater than any ever
Kennedy looked up calmly from the ruck
of scientific Instruments that ourrounded
him—test tubes, beakers, carefully labelled
He had been examining a piece of cloth,
and had laid It aside in disappointment near
his magnifying glass. Just now he was
watching a reaction In a series of test tubes
standing on his table. He was looking de
jectedly at the fl< T
To Be Continued
Society to Hold Sale
The Young Woman's Society of Mes
siah Lutheran church, will hold a cake,
canily and roll sale at 17 South Third
street, Saturday afternoon, Febru
| ary 20.
(Jholly—Before 1 met you I thought
of nothing but making money. Ethel—
Well, keep right on! Pop ain't so rich
as folk a think!— Dallas News.
RUB LUMBAGO OR
PAIN FROM BACK
Rub Stiffness Away
With Small Trial Bot
' tie of "Old St.
Ah! Pain is gone!
Quicklyf—Yes. Almost instant re
lief from soreness, stiffness, lameness
and pain follows a gentle rubbing with
St. Jacob's Oil."
Rub this soothing, penetrating oil
right on .your painful back, and like
magic, relief comes. "St. Jacob's Oil"
is a harmless backache, lumbago and
sciatica euro which never disappoints
and doesn't burn the skin.
Straighten up! Quit complaining!
"top those torturous "stitches." In a
moment you will forget that you ever
had a weak back, because it won't hurt
or be stiff or lame. Don't suffer! Get
a small trial bottle of old. honest "St.
Jacob s Oil ' from your druggist now
MESSIAH HOME DONATIONS
Gifts Received by Charitable Institu
tion During December and January
The following donations were re
tnl'. durin 8 the months of December,
1914, and .January, 1915, at the Mes
biah Home, in this city:
Brother Book, sack corn meal, sack
turnips, li pumpkins; Brother Jlusser,
iJizabethtown, jar celery; Mar
tha Witmer, 5 lbs. dried peaches; a
friend, 2 qts. dried corn; Fannie Ileik,
'bread box, window screens, wash board,
4 desert dishes, granite kettle, some
tea and sugar; a sister, large jar of
malted milk; a sister, 10 stalks celery;
Mary h. Hoffman, 3 dozen oraiigerf;
Mr. and Mrs. John Wright, Parnassus,
>Pa., 4 doz. oratiges; J. 8 Wolf, ii
quarts milk; George Hoffman, lowa,
$lO for turkeys fo* Christmas diuner;
Klizabethtown donations for Christ
mas, 1 bushel potatoes, bushel corn
meal, peck sweet potatoes, 4 chickens,
13 stalks celery, peck apples, ly 2 lbs.
dried apples, 3 lbs. sugar, crock apple
butter, onions, 3 qts dried corn, quart
corn meal, 12 dozen sugar and spice
cakes, 11 dozen sand tarts, 3 large
cakes, 2 mime pies, 6 lbs. smoked
sausage; E. L. Engle, 5 qts. cranber
ries, 7 stalks celery; Annie.Hit/., cof
fee pot, 3 granite dishes; Annie Myers,
10 doz. doughnuts; Sisters Booscr and
Seitz, 6 chickens; Sister Hitz, 4 bowls,
2 soup ladles; two sisters from Hliza
bcthtown, 2-qt. jar mince meat, 3 qts.
canned celery, crock 'pudding, 2 large
cocoanut cakes; Sister Meckley, 8'/ 3
dozen sugar cakes; Frank Long, 18
lbs. bologna; a sister, 3 doz bananas.
THREE RESCUED FROM FIRE
Firemen Save Chester Mother and Two
Chester, Pa., Feb. 18.—i Mrs. ."arie
Wernick and her two small ohildren
were rescued early yesterday morning
from fire whic'h broke out in their home.
Firemen wrapped the woman and her
babies in blankets and carried them
from the bed room on the second floor
to the street.
Other occupants of the house escaped
by jumping from the shed roof in the
rear of tiie building. The origin of the
fire has not been determined. The loss
is estimated at $1,500.
Peter Licbisky, a boarder, forgot his
savings, about SIOO in gold, which
were in a chest. Rushing to his room
on the third floor he secured his money,
then dropped to the shed roof, where
he laid in a helpless condition, with a
sprained leg. Firemen rescued him.
Will Be Shown First in
SATURDAY, FEB. 20
Will Be Continued
READ THE STORY
Chestnut St. Auditorium
Saturday, February 20
Grey stock (Eastern
Tuesday, February 23d—Reading
(Eastern League) will be the at
DANCING AFTER THE GAMES
ADMISSION, 23 CENTS
CAUSES OF THE HIGH WATER
Qtate Supply Commission Issues State
ment on Conditions Leading Up
to Recent Floods
The State Water Supply Commission
has iroue<l a statement of the causes o-f
the recent high water and conditions in
that regard as they uow exist. It
"The storm which was centered over
Nevada last Thursday traveled across
the United States in an easterly direc
tion and centered itself over the Cireat
1 jakes on Monday, accompanied by a
high temperature causing a slight rain
fall over Pennsylvania. The precipita
tion over the State averaged but little
over one-half inch, yet its effect on
Pennsylvania streams, where there was
accumulated snow in the watersheds,
was appreciable, though 110 flood stages
were approached' and no warning were
"Over the western and eastern
parts of tho State, where tho amount
of accumulated snow was small, the
streams were slightly affected, while in
the central part, over the Susquehanna
watershed, where there was a consider
able amount of accumulated snow,
which contained a high water equiva
lent, the streams approached rather
"On the North Branch of the Sus
quehanna river a stage of 18.5 feet
was reached at Wilkes-Barre; at Wil
liamsport on the West Branvh a stage
of 12.8 feet was reached; at Newport
on the Juniata- river there was h
maximum stage of 14.2 feet, and at
llarrisburg on the main stream there
was a maximum stage of about lli
"During the past six weeks, five
noteworthy freshets have occurred in
the Susquehanna river watershed, which
is an extremely unusual occurrence.
Great advantage has boen taken of this
unusual condition by the Water Supply
Commission and many gaging stations
recently established by the Commission
have been rated in a few weeks, which
under ordinary conditions would re
quire many months to obtain the re
BANKER SULLIVAN PAROLED
Doer. Not Leave Sing Sing, and War
rants Are Said to Await Hiin
Ossining, N. Y., Feb. 18.—David A.
Sullivan, the Brooklyn hanker who
was convicted in 1913 of having mis
appropriated $20,000 while ho was
president of the Mechanics' and Trad
ers' bank, was granted a parole yes
terday, his minimum sentence of two
years having expired.
It was said at the prison that Sulli
van would not leave the institution.
New indictments were returned against
Sullivan by the Kings county Grand
Jury last year, and District Attorney
CYopsey recently said a warrant for his
arrest had been placed in the hands
of the Ossining police, who were ready
to act should Sullivan be released.
The new indictments charge that
after he had been sent to Sing Sing,
Sullivan concealed funds which be
longed to tho Utfion hank, of Brook
lyn, successor to the Mechanics' and
ROCKEFELLER FIGHTS TAX
Will Testify by Deposition in Suit in
Cleveland, Feb. 18.—John D. ilocke
feller will testify by deposition HI the
effort of Cuyahoga county to make him
pay taxes ou an assessed valuation of
$311,000,000, his attorneys yesterday
notified County Prosecutor Locher. The
notification said the depositions would
bo made at I'ocantico Hills, N, Y.,
Mr. Rockefeller, some time ago,
asked the Federal Court to restrain tlie
Cuyahoga County Treasurer from mak
ing any effort to collect the taxes al
leged due, declaring that he is a resi
dent of New York State. The deposi
tions are to be made in connection with
REBUILD LOUVAIN UNIVERSITY
Pope Will Call on Catholics of the
World to Help
Borne. Feb. 18. —Mgr. Dcploige,
j president of Liouvain University, had
'an audience with tho Pope yesterday,
at which he explained the extent of the
damage to the college. The informa
tion had be£n partially withheld from
Thie Pantiff was greatly impressed
and much grieved over the story told
Iby Mgr. Deploige and promise*l to raise
the necessary funds to rebuild the
j university with the aid of the Catho
j lies of the world.
Throws Water on Burning Brother
Sunburv, Feb. 18. —When William
, Leesor, two-year-old son of James W.
I looser, accidentally set himself on fire
in their home yesterday, Mary E.
beeser, six years old, seized a basin of
water that stood on a wash stand and
drenched him. Doctors agree that the
child's presence of minrf probably
saved the youngster from being burned
to death. ' As it is his face and body
are a mass of blisters.
Rub Musterole on Forehead
A headache remedy without the diyi
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from cold or congestion. And it acts at
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ISetter than a mustard plaster and does
not blister. Useil only externally, and
in no way can affect stomach and heart,
as some interim! medicines do.
Best for Sore Throat, Bronchitis,
Croup, Stiff Neck, Asthma, Neuralgia,
Congestion, Pleurisy, Rheumatism, Lum
bago, all Pains and Aches of the Back
or Joints, Sprains, Sore Muscles, Bruis
es, Chilblains, Frosted Feet, Colds of
the Chest (it often prevents Pneu
At your druggist's, in 25c and 50c
jars, and a special largo hospital size
Be sure you get the genuine MUS
TEROLE. Refuse imitations—get what
you ask for. The Musterole Company,
Faces as Fair
as an Orchid
Are Possible When Stuart's Calcium
Wafors.Are Used After Meals to
Clean Up Skin Eruptions
When a face is covered with blotches,
liver spotß. pimples, blackheads, etc.,
Stuart's Calcium Wafers will act like
Rome magical charm. However, there
is nothing magical about them. They
are nature's own way of cleansing the
human blood and preventing it from
filling the surface of the body—the
skin—with pimples and little skin erup
"With a Face as Fair as a Day in
The nbolishing of nil skin disorders
must begin with tho blood. Lotions,
salves, cosmetics, etc., will do no ma
terial good. The trouble comes from
within and there the remedy must be
. If you really desire quiek action and
at the same time a common sense, nat
ural, harmless blood purifier, then
Stuart's Calcium Wafers is this remedy.
The correct and best blood purifier
known to science is—Calcium Sulphide.
This great cleanser is contained in
proper quantities in Stuart's Calcium
Wafers and that is why all blood trou
bles and skin blemishes rapidly disap
-1 their use.
An unsightly and pimply face due to
impure blood is one of the most dis
gusting sights one can see, and yet all
about us, upon the streets, in the thea
tre, when traveling, etc., we sey these
There is no need for this condition if
you will take Stuart's Calcium Wafers
daily and keep all salves, lotions, cos
metics and other harmful preparations
from clogging the pores.
Every first-class druggist in this
country carries Stuart's Calcium*
Wafers, which are pleasant to take,
harmless, and may be obtained for 50
cents a box. A small sample package
will be mailed free by addressing 3?'. A.
Stuart Co., 175 Stuart Bliig' Mar
MAY MEAN END <>F WORLD
Cardinal Gibbons Sees Scriptures Ful
filled by the War
Baltimore, Fob. 18.—That it looks as
if the Scriptures are being fulfilled and
tho end of tho world is approaching
was the statement of Cardinal Gibbons
last night. The prelate made the state
ment to a reporter in a general discus
sion of the war. "The news coming
from Europe is terrible," he said. "It
awes me. It is beyond our realiza
tion. We canuot grasp its magnitude
or what it means. It is terrible, hor
"Does it not look like tho Scrip
tures are being fulfilled)—' Nation
shall rise against nation and there
shall be sorrow throughout the world'
—which will bo a sign that the end is
near?" he was asked.
" Yes, it does," he admitted in re
ply. "Think for a moment what this
war means, if you can. I cannot. When
one life is lost 011 board ship, all the
country is startled. When the Titanic
'sank with more than 1,000 of its pas
i sengcrs, the world was horrified. That.
I was a thing that occurred only once.
Loss of life iu great numbers occurs
only once in a while. But now, in this
greatest war of the world, a thousand,
nay, 10,000 lives, are being sacrificed
every hour the war continues.''
A Personal Statement
There are so-called "honey and tar"
preparations that cost the dealer half
as much but sell at the same price as
I the original and genuine Foley's Honey
j and Tar Compound. We never offer
j these imitations and substitutes. We
i know you will buy Foley's whenever
you need a cough syrup if you once
use it. People come long distances for
the true POLlCY'S—over thirty years
the leading remedy for coughs, colds,
croup, whooping cough, bronchial and
lagrippe coughs.—George A. Gorgas, IB
North Third street, P. li. R. Station.—
MOTHER HIDES HIS CLOTHES
Prevents Son From Eloping With 15-
South Kearny, N. .1., Feb. 18.
Young Joseph McNally has been in
■bod for 48 hours, not because he needs
a doctor, but because his mother had
hidden his clothes to keep him from
eloping with 15-year-old Jcauette Me-
Vittie. Joseph is 17.
The couple eloped to Newark in a
box car last Sunday, where they tried
in vain to find somebody to marry
them. There were two reasons why
they didn't succeed. One was they
were too young. The other was that
they had no money to buy a license. A
Newark policeman found the pair
standing on a corner. Jnnet was crying
because she said she was "tired and
hungry, and wished she was home.",
Janet lives with her uncle, Henry
Crookall, a wealthy retired contractor,
but for the present she has been sent
DECIDES MINE GRIEVANCES
Workers Win in One Case and Opera
tors in Another
Hazleton, Pa.,' Feb. 18.—Two more
decisions in mine grievances on which
j the Anthracite Conciliation Board
was unable to agree were rendered yea
! terday by former Judge George Gray, of
Wilmington, Del., the umpire named to
settle the disputes.
die sustains the contention of the
miners of the Harwood Coal Company,
who demanded payment for replace
ment of props whero squeezes occur or
other extraordinary conditions prevail.
He rules against the request of Auden
rcid miners of the I/chigh and Wilkes-
Barre Coal Company for a specified
rate on certain grades of work on the j
ground that no agreement to this effect s
was embodied in the contract between
the scale committee and the superin