Ellis County Capital (Arnett, Okla.), Vol. 11, No. 3, Ed. 1 Friday, July 18, 1919 Page: 6 of 8

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Says He’ll Move National Capital to St Louis
WASHINGTON — Senator Sherman of Illinois threatened the other day to
have the capital of the United States removed from Washington to the
middle West The senator Is still on the warpath against profiteering land-
lords of the District of Columbia and
says If they persist in gouging the pub-
lic after war-time legislation restrain-
ing them becomes Inoperative he will
“up and move" the capital westward
to grow up with the country Wash-
ington never was a good place for It
anyway he Insists
But the Illinois senator does not
even have his own state or Its metrop-
olis In mind He suggests St Louis
as the probable place he will pick
for the future capital of the nation
“I have been giving the matter of landlord extortion consideration" said
Senator Sherman "After peace has been proclaimed I do not see how a
law can be passed which will limit a landlord In the amount of rent he may
charge any more than It would be possible to pass a law saying how much a
man may charge for wheat or any other commodity
“It hns been reported to me that there will be a general and heavy In-
crease In rents by the landlords If that happens I shall Immediately Intro-
duce a measure transferring the capital of the nation to some other place
possibly St Louis
“I do not think that many persons here realize the extent of the feeling
which has been aroused among the members of congress by the exorbitant
charges for rent and food and clothing they have been compelled to pay In
Washington A bill of the kind I have mentioned will have strong support”
From a military point of view Washington Is about the poorest place
that could be selected for a capital of the nation he says
Nor Is It centrally located so far as the interests of the country are
concerned
Dangers of the Uncharted Seas Move Uncle Sam
AMERICA Is Just now embarking upon a great career as a maritime nation
It Is spending billions for ships and bidding for men to enter the merchant
marine One of the first duties of every maritime nation is to furnish mari-
ners with such data as will enable
them to navigate the waters under Its
Jurisdiction with the greatest possible
safety The obligation has not been
discharged by the United States
Many lives and property worth mil-
lions of dollars are lost annually be
cause the task of charting the coastal
waters of the United States and Its
possessions has never been completed
Now that the war Is over the fin-
ishing of this job is one of the most
pressing necessities which the nation
faces Just before' we entered the war the coast and geodetic survey cele-
brated its one hundredth anniversary and went through some other motions
designed to attract the public attention to itself and to the need for an ex-
tension of Its work But with the declaration of war against Germany all this
came to an end Five out of the dozen or so small boats which the survey
possesses were taken over by the navy for use as patrols and more than half
of the officers and men went with them while those who remained were busy
making special maps and surveys for the army and navy
Now that the war is oVer the coast and geodetic survey Is going back to
its proper work with energy Its largest and best boat the Survey Is now
on her way to Alaska via the Panama canal and others are being repaired
and refitted for work on the Pacific coast
Adoption of a National Highways Policy Likely
((THE adoption of a national highways policy by the United States Chamber
A of Commerce at its annual convention coupled with recent announce-
ments by Senator Penrose the next chairman of the senate finance committee
and Senator Bankhead retiring chairs
man of the senate committee on post
offices and post roads that they stand
for national highways tremendously
strengthened and probability of pass-
age of the Townsend bill at the extra
session of congress” says David Jame-
son president of the American Auto-
mobile association
“A national highway system can
be kept within S per cent of the total
mileage of highways in the United
States and still serve our fundamental
needs To make this point clear It may safely be stated that a zone tea
miles in width and 75000 miles in length will reach more than 85 per cent
of the population of the United States more than 85 per cent of the taxable
real estate and more than 55 per cent of the tonnage of farm products
“Such a system would protect with a military highway having an aggre-
gate length of about 10800 miles our Atlantic Gulf Mexican Pacific and
Canadian borders would give access to our national forests our national
parks and open up much of the public domain not now easily accessible and
would afford trunk-line routes for parcel post in the territories where this
form of transportation is most intensive in character"
He also says that if as a condition to the building of the national high-
ways in each state a construction of an equivalent mileage of state highways
should be required this would add 75000 miles of state highways
This with the national system would aggregate 150000 miles
Do You Know Meter and Liter? Better Brush Up
IF YOU do not understand the metric system of measurement look it up
and learn it For there are strong indications that the meter and the liter
will soon displace the yard and the quart in all your dealings A movement
backed by scientific and business or-
ganizations In all parts of the country
has been started to accomplish this
change And the meter propagandists
have made a strong case The chief
reasons why we should abandon our
system for the metric system are that
the latter is much simpler and easier
to learn that It is more accurate and
above all that It is now the compul-
sory system In every civilized country
in the world except the United States
and Great Britain 'That Is the big
fact In all of our dealings with foreign peoples and governments we are
handicapped because we do not use the same system of measurements
American scientists were compelled long since to adopt the metric system
With the result that many of their publications are Incomprehensible Now
the war has convinced thousands of persons of the necessity for using the
universal language of measurement in this country with the result -that
the meter has many new and Influential backers
“This country has lagged behind the rest of the world by neglecting to
adopt a system of quantity expression so simple that the average child of ten
can learn Its 'essential features In ten minutes” Is the way H D Hubbard
one of the experts on weights and measures at the bureau of standards
puts it ’ -
He also says that our failure to cast aside a clumsy medieval system
for one that Is modern and practical has greatly handicapped us in business
nbroad and at home
Officials of the United States bureau of standards feel certain that this
country will ultimately use the metric system
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A NIGHT STRUGGLE
Paul Hewlett loitering at night
In Madiaon equate New York la
approached by an Eskimo dog He
follows the dog to a gambling houae
and meeta the anlmal'a mlatreaa
coming out with a large amount of
money She la beautiful and In dia-
treaa and he followa her After
protecting her from two assailants
he takes her in charge and puts
her In his own rooms for the rest
of the night He returns a little
later to And a murdered man In
hla rooms and Jacqueline dazed
with her memory gone He decides
to protect Jacqueline gets rid of
the body and prepares to take her
to Quebec In a search for her
home Simon Leroux searching for
Jacqueline for some unfriendly pur-
pose finds them but Hewlett
evades him Hewlett calls the girl
hla sister In Quebec he learne that
she la the daughter of a recluse
in the wilds Charles Duchalne
Pere Antoine tells Hewlett Jac-
queline is married and tries to take
her away Hewlett engages pas-
sage on a boat to St Boniface
CHAPTER VI— Continued
The road however led me Into a
blind alley the farther extremity be-
ing the base of the cliff but another
street emerged from It at a right
angle and I plunged Into this believ-
ing that any of the byways would
eventually take me to the top of the
acclivity
As I entered this street I heard the
footsteps behind me quicken and look-
ing around perceived that the man
was close upon me He stopped at
the moment I did and disappeared In
a small court
Now I was afraid The mighty
cliff before me the silence of the de-
serted alleys In which I wandered
helplessly the thought of Jacqueline
aone waiting anxiously for my return
almost unmanned me I almost ran
forward Into the byway which seemed
to lead toward the summit and as I
did so I heard the footsteps close be-
hind me again
On my left hand was a tiny un-
fenced courtyard not more than -six
yards In area and I turned Into this
quickly and waited I was confident
that the bend In the street had hidden
me from my pursuer and as I antici-
pated he came on at a swifter rate
He was abreast of me when I put
out my hand and grasped him by the
coat while with the other I felt In
my pocket for my automatic pistol
It was not there I had left it in
the pocket of the overcoat which I
had changed at the furrier’s shop and
had sent to the Chateau And I -was
looking Into the villainous face of the
ruffian who had knocked me down on
Sixth avenue!
“What are you following me for?" I
cried furiously
He wrenched himself out of my
grasp and pulled a long knife from his
pocket I caught him by the wrist
and we wrestled to and fro upon the
snow The keen steel slashed my fin-
gers but the thought of Jacqueline
helped me
I got his hand open snatched the
knife and flung It far away among
the stunted shrubs that clung to the
cliff side And we stood watching each
other panting
He did not try to attack me again
but stood just out of my reach grin-
ning diabolically at me His gaze
shifted over my shoulder Instinctive-
ly I swung around as the dry snow
crackled behind me
I was a second too late for I saw
nothing but the looming figure of a
second ruffian and his upraised arm
then painless darkness seemed to en-
fold me and I was conscious of plung-
ing down into a fathomless abyss
CHAPTER VII
Captain Dubois
Clang 1 Clang!
It sounded as though some titanic
blacksmith were pounding on a mighty
anvil to a devil’s chorus of laughter
And I was bound to the steel and each
blow awakened hideous echoes which
went resounding through my brain for-
ever Clang I Clang !
I strove to free myself I knew that
It was a dream from which I must
awaken for the fate of the whole
world depended on my awakening
from the bonds of sleep
It would be so easy to sink down
Into a deeper slumber where even the
clanging of the anvil beneath those
hammer strokes -would no longer be
heard but against this was the im-
perative need to save — not the world
now but —
The name was as sweet as honey
upon my lips It was something worth
living for It was — Jacqueline 1
That name — Annette — Jeannette —
Jacqueline 1
I bad gone back ts my rooms and
mw a body upon the floor Jacqueline
had killed somebody and I must save
her 1
Suddenly I realized that my eyes
were wide open and that I was star-
ing at the moon over the housetops
With consciousness came pain My
head throbbed almost unbearably and
I was stiff with cold I raised myself
weakly and then I became aware that
somebody was bending over me
It was a roughly dressed rough-
looking denizen of the low quarter Into
which I had strayed
"Dlable 1 I thought you were dead !”
I could make out amid the stream of
his dialect but the remainder of his
speech was beyond my understanding
I looked around In bewilderment
“Where am I?" I asked still bound
by that first memory of New York
“In Sous-le-Cap m’sleur” answered
the man
I felt In my pocket for my watch
and drew It out It was strange that
the men had not robbed me but I sup-
pose they had become terrified at their
work and had run off However I did
not think of that at the time
It was a few minutes past eight
And the boat sailed at nine I must
have lain stunned In Sous-le-Cap
street for an hour and a half at least
and only the supreme necessity of
awakening realized through uncon-
sciousness had saved me from dying
under the snows
I found that I could walk and hav-
ing explained to the man that I wished
to go to the Chateau was taken by
him to the top of a winding road near
at hand from which I could see my
destination at no great distance from
me
Dismissing my friendly guide and
sending him back rejoicing with lib-
eral largesse I hurried as quickly as I
could make my way until I burst into
the Chateau at half past the hour
I must have presented a dreadful
spectacle for my hair and collar were
matted with blood and I saw the
guests stare and shrink from me The
clerk came toward me and stopped
me at the entrance to the elevator
“Where Is Miss Hewlett?” I gasped
“Didn’t you meet her? She left here
nearly an hour ago"
I caught him by the arm and I
think he Imagined that I was going to
seize him by the throat also for he
backed away from me and I saw a
look of fear come Into his eyes
“Your friend came for her and said
that you bad met with an accident"
the clerk continued “She went with
him at once He took her away in a
sleigh I was sure that you had
missed her when you came In”
But alrendy I was half way across
the hall and running for the door I
raffed wildly across the court and
toward the terrace
The meaning of the scheme was
clear Jacqueline was on Captain Du-
hamel’s boat which sailed at nine and
only twenty minutes remained to me
I had underestimated Leroux’s
shrewdness He must havef tele-
graphed Instructions from New York
before my train was out of the country
secured the boat laid his plans during
his Journey northward and had me
struck down while Jacqueline was
stolen from my care I should have
read him better I had always daw-
dled I trusted to the future Instead
of acting What chance had I against
a mind like his?
I must have been running aimlessly
up and down the terrace blindly
searching for a road down to the lower
town for a man seized me by the
sleeve and I looked Into the face of
the hotel clerk again ft
“This way 1” he said and hurried me
to a sort of subway entrance and down
a flight of steps Before me I saw the
turnstile which led to a cable railway
He paid my fare and thrust me Into
a car A boy came to close the lat-
ticed door
The car glided down the cliff -and
stopped a few seconds later I
emerged through another turnstile and
found myself In the lower town again
at the foot of the precipice above
which rose the Chateau with Its Im-
posing facade the ramparts and the
towering citadel
I reached the wharf and raced along
the planks I was In time although
the engines were throbbing In the
Salnte-YIerge But it was not she but
the dark Claire I sought at that mo-
ment and I dashed toward her
A man barred my approach He
caught me In his strong arms and held
me fast
“Dlable I Are you mad monsieur?"
he burst out as I continued to struggle
And then I recognized my captor as
Captain Dubois
“Jacqueline Is on the Claire 1” I
cried trying to make him understand
“They took her there They — "
“It is all right" answered Dubois
holding me with one hand while with
the other he wiped a blood drop from
bis lip where I had struck' him “It Is
gll right I have her"
I stared wildly at him “She Is on
the Claire I" I cried again
“No nion ami She Is aboard the
Salnte-Vlerge" replied Dubois chuck-
ling “and if you wish to accompany
mademoiselle you must come with me
at once for We are getting up steam'
I could not belleye him I thought
that Leroux had tampered with the
honest man It was not until he had
taken me half forcibly aboard and
opened the door that I saw her
"Jacqueline I" I cried and clasped
her In my arms for Joy and quite for-
got A dancing shadow fell upon the
wall behind the oil lamp The honest
captain was rubbing his hands In the
doorway and chuckling with delight
“It is all right It Is all right ex-
cuse me monsieur” he said “But
what has happened to you monsieur?
You have met with an accident?"
Jacquellhe cried out and ran for
water and made me sit down and
began bathing my head I contrived
to whisper something of what had oc-
curred during the moments when
Jacqueline flitted to and fro Dubois
swore roundly
“It Is my fault monsieur" he said
“I should have known I should have
accompanied you home But I was
anxious to get to the telegraph office
to Inform M Danton of your coming
And I suspected something too for I
knew that Leroux had something more
In his mind -than simply to convey
some of his men to St Boniface at
such -expense Mademoiselle knows
nothing of the plot against her and
has been greatly distressed for you
So it shall be understood that you
fell down and hurt your head on the
Ice— eh?"
I agreed to this “But what 'did
she think?" I asked as Jacqueline
went back for some more water
“That you had sent her to the
Salnte-Vlerge” he answered “and that
you were to follow her here — as you
did Parbleu 1
“One question of curiosity mon-
sieur If It is permissible” he said a
little later “Why does Leroux wish
Dubois Swore Roundly
so much to stop your marriage with
mademoiselle that he Is ready to stoop
to assassination And kidnaping?”
“Because he Is himself in lovo with
her” I said
’ The captain clenched his fists “God
forbid 1” he murmured “They say
his wife died of a broken heart Ah
monsieur swear to mo that this shall
never come about that mademoiselle
become his wife Swear it to me
mon amll"
I swore It and we shook hands
Five minutes later we had cast off
and the Salnte-Vlerge steamed slowly
through the drift ice that packed the
-gulf There- were no lights ypon the
Claire and I surmised that the con-
spirators were keeping quietly hidden
In expectation of Jacqueline's arrival
though how Dubois bad outwitted
them I could not at the time surmise
Then I sought my cabin and ' fell
asleep dreaming of Jacqueline
Hewlett purchases dogs
and a sled and sets off for
Chateau Duchaine with Jac-
queline ITO BE CONTINUED)
She Almost Started a Fad
A girl who selected two earrings
from different sets yesterday morning
when dressing hurriedly - was suspect-
ed of Introducing a n£w fad She was
unconscious of the attention she at-
tracted and did not realize that heads
of her neighbors in church were
turned and twisted to get a “close-up"
of her jewels until she reached home
A glance In her mirror told her that
she was the object of Interest In her
pew for a huge pearl blossomed In oak
ear and a brilliant blue pendant hung
from the lobe of the other — Worcester
Evening Post
Insects Do Much Good
' Although Insects damage the crops
stored products and domestic animals
In the United States to tha enormous
amount of $1200000000 every year
nevertheless this damage Is almost
compensated by the good they do
Dr L O Howard chief of the bureau
of entomology at the National Mu-
seum told of the value of the useful
Insects ak cross-fertilizers of plants
as affecting the soli In producing
honey silk etc i
THIII PEOPLE
SHOULD TAKE
PHOSPHATE
Nothing Like Plain Bltro-PhoaphaU
to Put on Firm Healthy Flesh and
to Inc raise strength Vigor
and Nerve Force
Judging from the countless preparations
and treatment which are continually be-
ing advertleed for the purpose of making
thin people fleshy developing arms neck
and bust and replacing ugly hollows and
angles by the soft curved lines of health
ana beauty there are evidently thousands
of men and women who keenly feel their
excessive thinness
Thinness and weakness are often due
to starved nerves Our bodies need more
phosphate than la contained In modern
foods Physicians claim there is nothing
that will supply this deficiency ao well as
the organic pnoapnate known among drug-
gists as bltro-phoephate which ts Inex-
pensive and Is sold by most all druggists
under a guarantee of satisfaction or money
back By feeding the nerves directly ana
by supplying the body -cells with the nec-
essary phosphorlo food elements bltro-
phoephate should produce a welcome
transformation in the appearance the In-
crease In weight frequently being aston-
ishing Increase in weight also carries with It
a general Improvement In the health
Nervousness sleeplessness and lack of
energy which nearly always accompany
excessive thinness should disappear dull
eyes become bright and pale cheeks glow
with the bloom of perfect health
CAUTION: — Although bltro-phosphate
Is unsurpassed for relieving nervousness -sleeplessness
and general weakness It r
should not owing to Its tendency to In-
crease weight be used by anyone Who
dose not desire to put on flesh
US Array Raincoats
Finished too late to go to Franco
While they last — For Civilians
U S Geveraaeat Spedficatieg Rah Wiling
Made seder Sepervisiea el CevL Inspectors
Highest Pessihlt Watsrpreef Quality
Rslssssd end Offsrsd Direct t Civilians
Delirsrsd Frse to Yew Dear ea Receipt el
$700— POSTPAID and INSURED
Sent C O D oo receipt of 12c stamps
Tan Fast Color Rubberised Material
Hermetically Cemented Waterproof Seems
Offloers’ Beltad Coat $1200
iLunmnoNf on uquwt
UoBRp B funded If not BfttiiflM
State Chell Meeearement end Htlfhl
CAMBRIDGE RUBBER CO
Dept ' Cembridce Mn
Agents Wanted
To sell oQ leases in best prospective field
in Weet Texas Plenty of money to bo
made References required Write
T YARD: WOODRUFF ft COMPANY
SWEETWATER TEXAS
Agents-Everybody
Make your hours profitable A legitimate
seller big profits everyone buys Presi-
dential indorsements Sample 26c stamps
ARMY NAVY RECORD
Sea Fernando Bldg Los Angeles Calif
W N U WICHITA NO 25-1919
- Fixing Up
“Why the clean collar In such a
hurry?”
’Gotta see my girl In a minute or
two” '
“But your shoes need polishing"
“She caa-’t see my shoes"
“Huh?”
“She lives In one of 'these llttlo
booths in front of a picture theater
We talk through the window” — Louis-
ville Courier-Journal
No ugly grimy streaks on tho
clothes when Bed Cross Ball Blue Is
used Good bluing gets good results
All grocers carry It — 5c
Lingering Traces
“Have the Germans abandoned their
program of atrocity?"
“I'm afraid not entirely" replied
Miss Cayenne “The manners of their
delegates to the peace conference havo
been persistently atrocious" -
Thousands Have Kidney
Trouble and Never
Suspect It
Applicants for Insurance Often
Rejected
Judging from reports from druggists
who are constantly in direct touch with
the public there is one preparation that
has been very successful in overcoming
these conditions The mild and healing
influence of Dr Kilmer's Swamp-Root ia
soon realized It stands the highest for
its remarkable record of success
An examining physician for one of the
prominent Life insurance Companies in
an interview of the subject made the as-
tonishing statement that one reason why
so many applicants for insurance are re-
ected is because kidney trouble is so
common to the American people and the
large majority of those whose applica-
tions are declined do not even suspect
that they have the disease It is on sale
et all drug stores in bottles of two size
medium and large
However if you wish first to test this
peat preparation send ten cents to Dr
iilmer A Co Binghamton N Y for a
sample bottle When writing be sure and
mention this paper — Adv
Paradoxical Precaution
1 see the president mentions the
dye Industry”
“Yes wants It made a live Issue"
It’s easy to pay as you go if you go
after the paying things In life
Our real enemies are within rather
than without '
When Your Eyes Need Caro
Try Murine Eye Remedy
Mo SmartlDg — JwMl Comfort l cenu aft1
mail Writ fop Frao Ht Book
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