Claremore Progress. And Rogers County Democrat (Claremore, Okla.), Vol. 23, No. 42, Ed. 1 Thursday, November 18, 1915 Page: 2 of 8
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Kitty Gray, newspaper woman, finds In
ft curio Bhm half of a broken coin, the
mutilated inscription on which arouses
ner cur 1oi>Ily and leads her, at the order
of her managing editor, to go to the prin-
cipality of Gretzhoffen to piece out the
itory suggested by the Inscription. She Is
followed, and on arrival In QreUhotfen
^jr adventures while chasing the secret
n the broken coin begin.
The Encounter at Sea.
Over the sea, up Into the stars, sped
the distress call of the ship at Bea:
'S. O. S. Gretzhoffen! S. O. S. Gretz-
Broken, incoherent at times, but im-
perative, the strident wail ot the wire-
less clamoring out Into the empty air,
asking for ears far away to listen to
what it said. And ears did hear—the
ears of friends.
The prime minister of Gretzhoffen,
as has been Baid, had by this time
succeeded in making some sort of a
clearance of the unwelcome guests of
the Gretzhoffen palace. He had got
the king to bed, some of his officers to
horse, and a few of his servants to
work. As for himself, he felt him-
self unable to establish the broken
machinery of the government on any
lasting basis. Frederick—Count Fred-
erick—the man with the strong brain
and arm—where was he?
Bent upon answering for himself
this somewhat imperative question,
the prime minister made search here
aud there for some clue to the miss-
ing nobleman. His agents ran the
trail ti) me dock whence Count Fred-
erick nad sailed so many days ago.
He learned that at the time the king's
yacht had put out there had been seen
the line of smoke of a passing steam-
er, far below, toward the mouth of
the bay. Apparently the king's yacht
had set out with the purpose of inter-
cepting this steamer. What then had
happened none could tell. Some-
where out on the sea the nobleman
of Gretzhoffen had disappeared.
Therefore, said the prime minister
t6 himself, it might well be true that
Count Frederick, having been gone a
certain period of time, might now be
ready to return. These long absences
were usual with him, but always he
had come back. Hitherto that had
meant his return by land. Now it
must mean his return by sea. It
might be quite as well, reasoned the
prime minister, to have one of the
earliest interviews with Count Fred-
erick on his return. It was well, sure-
ly, to be well established with those
who would take control of affairs in
the distracted kingdom of Gretz-
"I shall even take our other yacht,
the Adelina," said the prime minister
to himself, "and put myself in the way
of the rcyal jacnt, sliould it now be re-
turning." And even so he did.
The Adelina was a stout little steam-
ing craft, of good lines, and well
The prime minister did not hasten
in his errand, for Indeed he had no
definite purpose in view. Only, having
put the Adelina into commission, he
pushed out quite beyond the bay, un-
til he felt the long roll of Uie Med-
iterranean under him. Then, as it
chanced, at a point not so far from
the late shipwrcck of the Prinz Ad
than half of that where we He now—
we cannot be more than forty miles
from him this minute."
"Easily within that, excellency. The
stuff comes awfully strong—they are
close, that is sure."
"Send the captain at once," ordered
The captain came and learned this
news also. At once the bow of the
yacht was headed toward this call,
which came down out of the stars im-
ploringly, urging Bpeed.
That was what the night called out
with its mysterious voice. The quick
■ wit of Count Frederick had availed in
this emergency In which he found him-
self. He knew that the Adelina would
bs in commission. He hoped that
someone might be found to take com-
mand. He knew that any aid which
came, must come soon.
The Adelina now swung In full
speed, her engines purring softly in a
continuous roll as she took up her top
gait, and held it steadily. Always the
call came, "S. O. S— Gretzhoffen—S.
O. S.—Gretzhoffen." For, as a matter
of fact, although left long since in
his own den on the upper deck, the
operator of the Princess had dutifully
done what he had been bidden to do.
They plowed on into the starry
night for some time. At length an ex-
clamation came from the captain to
the official who stood at his side on
"I see her!" said he. "Dead ahead,
and coming on at a good clip herself.
Screaming bloody murder. Well, well,
we will see in a /couple of Jiffies what
it is all about. She's not sinking—
she's not on fire—what's wrong
Meantime, on board the Princess
such confusion reigned that at the
time none saw the swift approach of
the Adelina. The owner of the Prin-
cess was busy with his late pris-
oners. Count Frederick was once more
assailed when he attempted to leave
the wireless room—where, as has been
said, the operator still held to his task,
wholly ignorant, naturally, that his
call to Gretzhoffen had been answered
thus swiftly. Indeed, Frederick and
Kitty both found themselves in des-
perate plight enough, for one of them
was outnumbered, and the other over-
But now there came the calling of
men 011 deck, and the rush of feet as
they ran here and there. Even Wynd-
ham, engaged in his drunken sport of
hectoring the weak girl who cowered
helpless and terrified in his own room,
at length left her and came on deck.
By this time Frederick had once
more broken free of the men who had
attacked him, and had himself reached
a place on deck whence he could see
the outline of the oncoming boat. The
searchlight of the Adelina swept the
decks of the Princess. Back of it
could be seen little ex'iep* the loom of
her rigging. But now came the flash
of a shot and its plunge into the sea
dead ahead of the Princess.
"Good bless us!" exclaimed Wynd-
ham, almost sobered now at this.
"They are firing on us—firing on the
British flag. It's not done, you know!"
"But it is done, sir," said the ex-
ecutive officer at his elbow, when a
second shot carried away a part of the
bowsprit of the Princess. "Round to,
or she will sink us."
"They are damned pirates!" said
Wyndham. "I'll not have it."
"Pirates or not, sir." said the execu-
agaln we will sink you without an In
"Who we you?" demanded Wynd-
ham suddenly, impressed by the force
of these words.
"1 am Count Frederick of Gretz-
hoffen, of the king's cabinet, and his
general In chief as well," said Count
Frederick. "This Is the government
boat for which I called. Aboard It
yonder is the prime minister of our
kingdom. We are a small people, sir
rah, but we do not lack spirit. Send
for your own ships if you like, und
blow down our walls—you are
stronger people than ours. But we
will seo them fall before we will
humble ourselves to such as you. As
to what you have done—say one word
more, and we will sink you and take
our chances with your flag."
Count Frederick, having thus spo-
ken, turned away, and paid no more
attention to tho master of the Prin-
"Come," said he to Kitty, when at
last he had found her.
In a few moments the two were on
board the yacht of their own country—
or at least that of Count Frederick.
With a final shot of defiance to the
craft from which they now had
escaped, the Adelina again got under
way and swept a wide curve around,
heading back for the port of Gretz-
hoffen. The Princess, soon hull-down
in tho distance, made her way off as
best she liked, to be held thereafter
only in a contemptuous memory.
■ee now that the king la for their use,
not they for his! To serve wisely
and Justly—mademoiselle, It was you
who taught me tho beauty of that am-
Silence fell again. She did not
speak. She dreaded to hear what yet
she longed to hear.
"The treasure of the king, burled
so long, mademoiselle—yes! But ono
tronsure which also now I have found!
Love, mademoiselle—that is what 1
have found, the greatest treasure of
them all. It was buried in my heart,
1 know not how long. I never knew
it. Its secret was hidden. It is but
now that I myself have found It. Ah.
had I the key to that as well, I should
be the happiest man In all tho world."
She still gazed out across white-
tipped, rippling waves. Hor face soft-
ened, but what he saw now on her
cheek was a tear, stealing down below
her lashes! Grieved, he hlmBelf could
not Bpeak. At last she turned to
"I am so sorry!" said she.
"For what, mademoiselle? You
know I love you, that 1 never will love
again. Is not that the truth itself?
Can you doubt it? Doubt me, fail to
believe my every word and 1 will go.
You shall not see me again."
It was like him thus boldly to chal-
lenge fate. But sho only shook her
"I cannot," said sho. "1 wish I
"But you cannot?" *
He had her bands in his now.
■aid she, "you yourself might be."
. "I might bo what, my dear?"
'JJTou might be king!"
"No," said he. "In the country
where we will live love alone will be
" u uer uanos in ms now. And
CHAPTER LXXIV. now she turned her face toward him.
~~ "You shall never deny the truth, my
The King of All Countries. j dear," said he. "All my life I shall
Count Frederick signified to the i challenge you to deny me and my
prime minister that affairs of state love. When you can, when- I have
were little to his liking at this time, been unfaithful to you, life ends for
and that he desired to be alone. On me. But between now and then, long
the deck of the Adelina, therefore I years of happiness lie—long years of
might now be seen but two persons— ; love—long, happy, useful years "
Count Frederick and Kitty Gray. They | "Happy? Useful? Yes, for you.
"The Other Half of the Coin," Exclaimed Kitty.
ler, he slackened speed and kent him-
?neg bS:^0ut,hrwyait"daving notu- j
n'Sht now and the stars were The next ,nstant he took the maUer
ails nf tho S , EF°Ve' gentlC lDt0 h'S 0W" hand8' The en8'ne bells
airs of the South European sea wera | clanged below. The ship slackened
SSi-ila°gU.°r0U8- 1B*. to the prime | speed, stopped, and lay rolling in the
?Jrk f fh J®,! !! DaCet 1 8ea" By this time the boats of the
ter« In!, w ' th'nga Adelina were putting out. well packed
Wfirfl Inst HP urn c t n era rroH m mHnn . .
were lost. He was engaged in reflec-
tions of none too pleasant a nature.
Sighing, he said to himself: "There Is
no use in this. 1 might as well put
He turned as the boat's wireless op-
erator hastened to him now, a paper
in his hand. He had not noticed the
crackle of his own wireless masts of
late, although from time to time he
with marines. They swarmed aboard
now without invitation, and appeared
eminently ready for any business that
might be offered.
"Who are you?" demanded Wynd-
ham. "What do you mean by boarding
"What do you mean by sending a
wireless, sir?" demanded the officer of
marines. "You called us, and we are
U a . marines. i ou called u
striking11 somewhere some tafomatton j ^ JVell" yoTwhat
regarding the missing craft. broke in Count Frederick her^ush-
1 beg pardon, sir, said the messen- | |ng his way forward. "We are two
ger excitedly but we have Just got pri8oner8 here_a young lady and my.
an S. O. Si. Someone is calling the
"Calling us—where is it—who is
it?" demanded the prime minister.
"They are calling Gretzhoffen and
signing Frederick. It iB S. O. S.—
they are in trouble somewhere. Who
is it, excellency?"
The prime minister started
though struck by an electric shock.
"Frederick! Who but the very man
I want—Count Frederick—and calling
ue! Tell me—what is It that he says?"
"Only the same thing, excellency—
'S. O. S.—Gretzhoffen—Adelina—
Frederick." And, yes—he says "One
hundred and seventy-five miles south-
"One hundred nd seventy-five miles
—that, of course, must mean from the
port whence be sailed. We are more
self. We have been mishandled, both
of us. by this ruffian here. He or-
dered me in irons for no reason in the
world except to give him better his
own way with this young lady. He is
neither officer nor gentleman. Having
no means of reckoning with him, I,
myself, ordered the wireless sent out
to Gretzhoffen. I called you on my
own responsibility. We needed help,
and we thank God you have come."
The master of the Princess now
stood crestfallen, much of his bravado
gone. "I meant nothing." said he.
"I will forget it all. captain. If you
let me go—although we ought to blow
you out of the water." said Frederick,
"and all like you. Yon are not lit to
fly any flag, least of all the good one
that you disgrace. Clear out with you,
and leave these waters. If you show
sat near the rail, both silent, the girl
looking out over the rippling sea,
across which the good boat now was
leaping on her homeward way.
"Aiademoiselle," said he softly, his
hand falling on hers as it lay on the
She stirred—moved—but did not
withdraw the hand. Still she looked
out across that sea beyond whose
waves lay her own country, so very
"Mademoiselle." said he once more,
"see, we are going home."
She half turned to him at this—
though still her hand lay under his.
"Soon," said she at length, sighing,
"I must be going." Her voice had no
elation in it after all.
"Going, mademoiselle, where?" re-
joined Count Frederick.
| "Home, across the sea. It has all
been like a dream. I wonder if I am
awake, if I am alive."
"I thank heaven that you are both,
mademoiselle. As to your return, how
can that be?"
"My work Is done here. I have no
reason for remaining."
"No reason, mademoiselle? Our
work Is but beginning—I say, our
know, you surely know!"
He could see the color rise in the
cheek turned away from him, but she
made no answer.
"Oh," he went on rapidly, "I know-
do I not know? Some power drove us
on—some good purpose was under
your coming here—It was some plan
of fate which brought you. As you
hare said, the coin Itself spoke with
its broken tongue. All the time It
has been crying out, endeavoring to
speak—to tell what was hid—to tell
us, mademoiselle, what was right."
"Yes," said she, slowly. "Liberty-
Justice—that was the message that It
meant, perhaps. Those were the bur-
ied treasures which so long have
been lost to this people."
''Yes! But we have found them all
—we own the key to all of them now—
as we like we may use all these far
the good of this country. Yonder
weak king must go. The people! I
perhaps, but how for me? You can-
not come to my country. How can I
stay here? What place is there for
He took her face now between his
hands and looked her fair in the eyes
—eyes now filled with tears.
"But," said she, "was it fair—was
it fair to make me love you—when 1
could have no hope—to make me love
you—and then to send me away?"
"Send you away! That should nev
er be. If need be, I also would go.'
"And leave your duty—your place
here? Then I should not love you."
"Then you do!"
In spite of the tears in her face,
Kitty Gray suddenly smiled with a
miraculous sweetness. "I am Ameri-
can," said she. "We have a fable of
one George Washington. I am like
him—I cannot tell a lie!"
All her answer now was inarticu-
late. He caught her In his arms and
for the moment neither of them cared
what the past had been, what the fu-
ture might be.
"Fate has spoken!" said she. "If
only it were right that we might be
together—I should spend my life in
trying to make you happy, too. Sir
Frederick. But you cannot go with
me—that would be wrong, and how
can I remain here? You forget I am
an American. I am an alien here, and
I am not of your—"
He laid a hand upon her lips, frown
ing. "You shall not say that word,"
said he. "You shall not mention rank
or class—never In all your life to me.
What we have won, we hare won to-
gether. What we enjoy, we shall en-
Joy together. What of honor or rank
or reward there Is for me. that shall
be for you as well. I will listen to
nothing—I will not tolerate the
thought of your leaving me now—I
■ay, we but begin everything."
"Now, come," said he at length,
firmly. "If life ended for us both now.
It would not have been lived In rain.
Fear not as to the future. Let It rest
Come with me."
8he hesitated tor yet an Instant,
holding back from what she feared.
"Why, in the las* turn of events,"
The Last 8legs.
"Excolloncy," Interrupted the prime
minister, at length approaching the
deck where Frodorick still sut with
tho young American—"Excellency, I
intrude, but perhaps—"
"What 1b It?" demanded the noble-
man calmly. "Are they calling us
from our own port?"
"Precisely that, excellency. We
have a wireless call, We were sum-
moned out, and now are summoned
back again. They demand that we
shall come quickly."
"What Is wrong?" demanded Count
Frederick, springing to his feet.
"Everything, excellency! Word haB
come that Grahoffen Is marching
against us once more—even now our
city may be besic-gea.'
For a moment Count Frederick
stood silent. "I see." said he. "That
faithless tyrant Cortlslaw has forgot
his treaty and is going to war against
us when he thinks us unprepared. His
traitor and spy, Sachlo, has kept him
well advised—I warrant that. How
are they coming this time?"
"In part by land, but also In
strong fleet by sea."
"So they are attacking on what they
think the weaker side of our works.
Is there no such thing as fnith among
kings—is there nowhere honesty In
all the world—Is there no man of
faithfulness and power any more?"
"Sire," said the prime minister, un-
covering and bowing to him, "there 1s
one such in our own country."
"Michael, our king—that man?"
"No, sire, not Michael, our king. It
is none other than yourself I mean. In
you only can our kingdom have any
hope—that is plainer now than It has
ever been In all our history. Timss
must change or we are undone. We
must dethrone our king at last. Take
the place, 1 beseech you, excellency,
which belongs to you, the place which
you only can hold, for, believe me, It
is only in you that Gretzhoffen may
have any hope.
"I trust that you will remember
that it was myself that first made
this plain to your excellency," he
"Time for all that later," said Count
Frederick hastily. "First we must
get back to port and pull together
such forces as we can."
"Excellency, I, myself, attempted
something of that before we left."
said the prime minister. "I attempted
.to carry out such orderB as I fancied
you would have given had you been
there. Some of the regiments, no
doubt, have assembled. The guns
may be ready on our sea-front now."
"Very well. Full speed ahead then.
We may not be in time."
They were but barely in time. Be-
fore the Adelina docked in Gretzhof-
fen port there might have been seen
In the bay the smoke of the advanc-
ing fleet—the Grahoffen expeditionary
force already was crowding in for the
landing. At the same time, upon the
opposite side of the city, the army of
Grahoffen, in full force, was advancing
over the route which heretofore had
carried the assault.. Already this col-
umn, composed of cavalry, infantry
and the full artillery of Grahoffen.
had passed the neutral strip, and was
entering the suburbs below the castle
walls of the Gretzhoffen citadel.
They came exultantly, confident of
their victory, and swept on as though
eager to begin the sacking of the city.
And the sacking of Gretzhoffen surely
had begun but for the arrival of one
The prime minister was right. The
confidence of the people of Gretzhof-
fen, as much of it as was left for any
one man, now rested solely in the
nobleman who held so prominent a
part in the country's affairs of late-
Count Frederick of Gretzhoffen. Swift-
ly enough passed from lip to lip the
news that Count Frederick had come,
that he would lead the army, that he
would direct the defense of the city,
that his mind was organizing the re-
sistance. And as this word passed,
cheers followed It. The men flocked
readily to the standards, and once
more abided the shock of arms.
In this strained moment Count
Sachio of Grahoffen made good his
promise to his king—he fought in the
front rank of his own troops, and not
even the Jealous eyes of Cortlslaw
himself ceuld find fault with his cour-
age or his Judgment He himself led
the last assault against the walls,
which finally broke through the outer
defenses. The forces of Grahoffen ad-
vanced so rapidly that It seemed in-
deed as though Cortlslaw would make
good his threat to leave standing not
one stone upon another in this capital
of his enemy.
This was Sachlo's opportunity, and
he knew it—It waa his crucial hour.
One thought even more potent than
his ambition for military glory still
ruled the soul of this warlike noble-
man. Sachlo fought that he might
gain one thing—the treasurers of the
king, buried deep somewhere in this
citadel. That treasure was the cause
of this war. Without Its discovery the
war itself was worthless.
He stole away from the head of
hit troops as finally they broke In
among the shrubbery „f the p U"t
gardens—as yet not having met the
encounter of the ambushed troops or
r -txhoffen. again connlngly and ef-
fectively disposed for this purpose
by the orders of Count Frederick him-
He made hla way np the palace
stairs, fought through the guard whfch
defended the entrance, and thus -Hit
The Infantia Eulalia of Spain, who.
it will be remembered, visited this
country during the worlds fair at
Chicago, has published a volume of
reminiscences entitled "Court Life
Fro* Within.' in which she describes
Kaiser Wilhelm. "He believes," she —., . w
ears, "that he has been divinely ap-1 animations."
pointed to rale over Germany, and I
"Joshua," aaid his father, "may 1 be
proud or Bad over your record at col-
"VS ell, to tell the truth, pop. you «• "
be both," said this dutiful son. "You
see. 1 was the only man on the term
to bat .400 or better, and I'm sorry to
•ay I waa the only one to flunk my ex-
pressed toward the Interior of the
palace once more. As he bad boasted,
he knew this place as well as his own
bedchamber. He rushed on through
the wide hall, down the stairs to the
floor below, and back to the point
whence led down the galleries of the
cavern's floor under the castle Itself.
He smiled now grimly as he has-
tened. As yet he was unhurt, and as
yet he was unsuspected. Once more
his sanguine soul lusted for success
and counted on It.
He met no opposition, heard no-
where In these portions of the palace
any footfall or any voice. Thus for
a moment or two he strode on—and
then paused, frozen In his stride by
that which confronted him.
Sachlo wbb sure that he had jeen
the last ot the young American. He
reasoned that in ail likelihood Count
Frederick—of whose absence he knew
quite well through his own secret
agents—had Joined her somewhere.
He knew of the wreck of the Prinz
Adler. Sachio was clear in his own
mind that theae two enemies of his
wore gone, never again to confront
And yet now, as though spirits sum-
moned by his own thoughts, they
stood before him—both of them—the
tall nobleman and the slender, shrink-
ing girl leaning on his arm. Yes, It
was they! His enemies had arisen
from the very grave to confront him.
He paused Irresolute, unnerved, not
believing what he saw, and for the
time hlmBelf made no speech.
"What do you here. 8achlo?" broke
In tho deep voice of his enemy, once
his friend—a friend once too often
"I came by virtue of my sword,"
said Sachlo, boldly now, seeing that
he might not evade this issue.
"By virtue of your sword only shall
you escape from here, Sachio," said
Count Frederick, calmly. "Stand back
of me, mademoiselle, and give me
In a flash the swords of the two
went out and Joined In the encounter.
Each was an excellent swordsman, and
for a moment neither had advantage.
The young girl screamed in terror at
the sight, for she knew the redoubt-
able reputation of Sachlo as a swords-
man, and long ere this she had pe-
lected the one whom she desired to
see victor In this or any encounter.
But Count Frederick did not glance
her way. His eye was still fixed on
that of his opponent. Only, softly,
gently, he repeated to her, "Stand
back, mademoiselle. Give us room."
Sachlo was full of tricks. He had
no wish to waste time here, and yet
knew not how to pass the blade now
opposing him. Suddenly he flung up
his hand to his chest as though struck,
hoping to find his foe off his guard
for Just an instant. It did not result
so. The steady point of Count Fred-
erick lay gleaming before his breast
ready to thrust. And for another rea-
son was this subterfuge worse than a
useless one for Sachio. As he caught
his hand against his bosom there
came from its concealment in his
pocket something metallic, which fell
upon the floor. It rolled but briefly,
for it was not round—this piece of
metal. It was a half coin.
Upon this Kitty fell with a sudden
cry. She knew in a flash what was
this bit of metal. She knew how
Sachio must have prized it, and now
how Sachio, in the luck of the game,
had lost, and lost by his own hand.
Agile as a cat, the girl stooped, ran
In, and emerged with the bit of metal
in her hand. And still the eyes of
the two fighting men dared not turn
her way. Sachio laughed, and tossed
over his shoulder a taunting word.
"It is worthless, mademoiselle," said
Count Frederick said nothing, but
he heard her words coming to him
now from behind his shoulder.
"I have got them!" she exclaimed,
"both halves of the coin—they are
ours—they are ours—I am going no
—come quick—as soon as you can."
But the cold eye of Count Frederick
never turned from the face of his ad-
versary. He made no answer to these
words, although he heard the sound
of her footfalls back of him as she fled
down the hall toward the interior of
"Well, Sachlo," said Count Fred-
erick, "your trickery failed. Your at-
tack has failed at every point. Fate
fights against you, Sachio. You have
lost the toss of the die. You have lost
The strong wrist of the swarthy
nobleman covered his breast with his
extended steel. His eyes, bold even
in this extremity, met that of his op-
ponent. But Sachlo knew the die In-
deed was cast He knew now that he
For one moment he edged on Inch
by Inch, endeavoring to reach a point
from which he might spring past
Frederick, and so follow the fleeing
girl down the passageway. But alwaya
the other edged Inch by Inch In front
of him. Always the cold eye looked
Into his. Alwaya the ateady steel
"Yea, Sachio," said Frederick, once
more, coldly. "I shall kill you. Shall
It be now?"
But Sachio himself suddenly closed
this present encounter, suddenly de-
ferred what he himself knew In swift
consternation must be his end. With
a quick sweep of his sword defending
the front of his body, he sprang to
one aide and back. Casting down
ipon the floor the blade with which
k« had fought he fled Incontinently.
Count Frederick did not pursue him.
Two things prevented that. One of
theee waa the errand to which Kitty
Gray had summoned him. The other
ONE HUNDRED FIFTY ARE LOST
WHEN THE ANCONA GOES
ATTACKED BY A SUBMARINE
With 496 8ouls on Board—Not Known
Whether Any Americans Were
en the Vessel—Was Sailing
Rome.—The Italian liner Ancona has
been sunk by & lurge submarine flying
the Austrian colors. She carried 436
passengers and sixty in the crew. Two
hundred and seventy survivors, some
of them wounded, have been landed nt
After sinking the Ancona the crew
of the submarine attacked the life-
boats, some of which contained wom-
en and children, according to a Tunis
dispatch to the Glornale d'ltalin which
gives n dramatic though brief account
of the attack.
| "A submarine approached the An-
cona toward noon," says this account,
"and as soon as the steamer saw It an
attempt was made lo escape at full
speed. The Ancona waa overtaken
and stopped. Then the submarine
flred on the Ancona, sinking her
amid the desperate efforts of the pass-
"The lifeboats were next Attacked,
the submarine likewise firing on them.
The submarine then disappeared Im-
mediately, proceeding probably in the
direction of the Aegean sea.
"Before sinking the Ancona was
able to send out a wireless call for
help. Aid was sent promptly and thus
160 passengers and ten sailors were
saved. They were taken tq Ferry-
ville (in the environs of Bizerta„
where they were attended bv physi-
cians and the consul.
"Among the survivors are a number
of wounded emigrants, nearly all Ve-
netians and ten Greeks. A number of
the survivors seem to have lost their
reason as the result of their terrible
The official list of survivors, as is-
sued in Rome, includes one American
woman, Mrs. Cecil Greil of New York;
143 Italians, sixteen Greeks and one
The statement is made that twenty-
four of the Ancona's passengers were
naturalized Americans. Of thede
nothing Is known at the present time.
New York.—The Ancona sailed from
New York for Naples on October 17
She had on board 1,245 Italian reserv-
ists and a general cargo. She arrived
at Naples October 29 and w s due to
said from Naples for New York No-
The Ancona was built at Belfast in
1904. She had a gross tonnage of
8,210, was 482 feet in length and fifty-
For several months before Italy's
entrance in the war the Ancona was.
engaged in carrying home Italian re-
servists from this country and sup-
plies for the Italian government. On
one of her trips from New York to
Naples late in August last year the
Ancona was stopped by the British at
Gibraltar and twenty-four Germans and
one Austrian were taken off the ship.
Late last summer the Ancona left here
for Italy with 75,000 bushels of wheat,
2.000 tons of hay and 500 horses for
the Italian government. On the same
voyage she carried 300 Italians In the
steerage who went back because It
was at the time tbey could not get
work on the New York subway.
When the Ancona left New York on
her last voyage from here on October
17, she was in command of Captain
Pletro Massai'do. All of her officers,
engine room force and members of the
crew were Italians.
William Hartfleld, general manager
of the Italian line, characterized the-
.sinklng of the Ancona as "an unneces-
sary crime" and "absol-te murder.'"
He immediately cabled the Naples of-
fice of his firm asking for all informa-
tion regarding the disaster.
SOME NEW FACTS
reason was Kitty Gray herself.
Turning he hastened after her, test
aa he might, down the deep passagea
through which she but now had fled.
(TO BK CONTINUED.)
Two Wisconsin inventors hare pat-
ented a device to count persons enter-
ing street cars by electrical mechan-
ism connected with the steps.
A new globular life preserver to be
strapped upon the shoulders of two
persons can be packed flat and opened
for nee by revolving a crank.
Maaaachaaetta students of wireless
One Man for Lofty Position.
At the recent call for window clean-
ers for New York's municipal building
of 34 stories, one candidate appeared
before the municipal civil service ex-
amination committee. The city hired
him in a hurry.
KITCHENER GOES TO QUIET INDIA
Mors Trouble in Prospect for ths Brit-
Washington.—Earl Kitchener's ulti-
mate mission during liis mysterious
absence from the British war office Is
said by confidential information re-
ceived here to be in India, where, ac-
cording to the same information, Brit
ish rule is confronted with a more
serious state ot unrest than has gen-
erally been known outside of British
Coupled with repeated rumors of ac-
tivities of German agents fomenting
discontent among the native popula-
tion of India have come reports of dis-
satisfaction In Egypt also ascribed to-
the same source.
Since the Turks failed to cut the
Sue* canal, mainly through the prompt
arrival of Colonial troops from New
Zealand, and Australia. It has been re-
ported that agents from Constantinople
and Berlin have been conducting a
persistent propaganda among the aa-
©rod of H«r.
"1 knew what yea were going to My
before you said It"
An easily attached shield has been
Invented for protecting the gi «« wind
ehield of an automobile from rain with-
out Interfering with the vision.
A careful test of two Swedish stains
of identical design showed electric mo-
tor. more economical for propulsion
Woman Sculptor Studying Typee.
Among the many American wome.
Ilving abroad who have been forced by
the war to return to this country is
the sculptor, Leila Usher, who has a
studio In New York Sited with Inter
eating studies of her work in this
country aa well aa la Europe. She la
Particularly succeaaful in her portiai-
Stamp Collection Sold.
New York.—The famous collection
of American postage stamps made by
the late Earl of Crawford haa been.
purchased by a New York dealer. Th
$200 000° 'S "*** l° b*Te 0081 the earl
American Wounded in Guatemala FioM
Omaha.—A letter from M. F Km.
bredet, a Guatemalan, to R. H. Secord
an Omaha railroad man, tells of tho
narrow escape from death ot Dr. C r
Becord. brother of the Omaha man.
The story is that Dr. 8ecord. with gov-
ernment troops sent to supprtM a.
Guatemalan revolution, was wounds*
In a fight October 25. a few hoara
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