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federal agencies arc co-operating
with the police. One theory is that
(me party of men. using an automo
bile, had committed all three out
rapes. Anarchists Issue Defi.
At the scene of the explosion the
police picked up circulars which
contained the deli of the bomb
throwers. The heading read: "To
the exploiters, the judges, police-
The Abandoned Room
words of a
of the peo-
AHob nn OU;inlU; l.J : men. the priests, the soldiers. I his
miaui-uii riii.aucijJiiid juuycajwas followed by 200
Leads to Wide Investiga
tion of Activities of
Philadelphia. I'a., Dec. 31,-Shrap-nel
sheils, loaded with nitroglycerin
t" T. X. T were exploded late last
night at the homes of three men
.prominent in public life. There was
ct :isiderablc destruction of prop
erty, but no one was killed.
Revenge against the judicial and
police authorities for enforcing the
ia w 'against sedition and the display
of the red Hag of anarchy in this
city, the police officials said, fur
nished the motive.
The houses attacked were those of
Justice Rovert Von Moschzisker of
the Pennsylvania supreme court;
Ernest T. Trigg, president of the
Philadelphia Chamber of Com
merce, and William B. Mills,' acting
superintendent of police. Eight
houses adjoining these residences
were damaged by the explosions
The three homes are in widely
separated sections of the city. The
authorities believe .the Trigg bomb
was intended for the home of Mu
nicipal Court Judge Gorman, who
-esides next door.
The entire police force of the
city is working on the case, but the
officials absolutely refuse to tell
what clues tHey have, if any. All
harangue on the
Justice von Moschzisker today ex
pressed the belief that his home
was attacked simply because he is
the highest court officer in Phila
delphia. &
"This bombing outrage, to my
mind," said the justice, "is simply
the work of misguided, hysterical
persons affected by conditions of
the times. I do not believe there
was any personal animosity in the
attack on my house. So far as I can
recall, there has been no case '
fore me in which a decision would
have affected any of the class of
persons who apparently directed
these efforts at frightfulness."
Since the outbreak of the war
Justice von Moschisker has been ac
tive in securing relief for the dis
tressed people of Poland. Early to
day Mayor Smith and Superinten
d nt of Police Mills visited the
home of the justice. They found
the entire front wrecked, and the
drawing room with all its furniture
in ruins. Windows in every house
in the block were shattered.
Due to Bolshevism.
Superintendent Mills said today:
"There is is no doubt these out
rages are due to a combination of
bolshevism and the Industrial
Workers of the World because of
the 'activity shown by the police
and the courts enforcing the laws
against sedition during the war.
By Wadsworth Camp
What Made the Noise.
Robinson's hesitation was easily
comprehensible. If Paredes were
responsible for the abnormalities
they had experienced at the Cedars
he might find it simple enough to
trick them now, but the man's mock
ing smile brought the anger to Rob
inson's face.
! "Ot course, he can t eet awav. See
if there's anything on his clothes.
Rawlins. He ought to have the hat
pin. Then let him go."
The detective, however, failed to
find the hatpin or any other weapon.
"You see," Paredes smiled. "That's
something in my favor."
He stepped back, brushing his
clothing with his uninjured hand.
He lighted a cigaret. He drew back
the coat sleeve of his left arm and
readjusted the bandage. He glanced
up as heavy footsteps heralded Doc
tor Groom.
"Hello, Doctor," he called cheer
ily. "I was afraid you'd nap
through the show. It seems the
bloodhounds of the law left us out
of their confidence."
"What's all this?" the doctor
Paredes waved his hand.
"I am a prisoner."
The doctor gaped.
"You mean you "
"Young Blackburn caught him,"
Robinson explained. "He was in
a position to finish him just as he
did Hovvells." . -
"Except that I had no hatpin,"
Paredes yawned.
The doctor's uneasy glance sought
the opening in the wall.
"I thought you had examined all
these walls," he grumbled. "How
did vou miss this?"
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Robinson ran his fingers through
his hair.
"That's what I've been asking my
self," he saidv "I went over that
panelling a dozen times myself."
Bobby and Katherine went closer,
Bobby had been from the first puz
zled by Parede's easy manner. He
had a quick hope. He saw the man
watch with an amused tolerance
while the district attorney bent over,
examining the face of the panel.
"An entire section," Robinson
said "the thickness of the wall
has been shifted to one side. No
wonder we did't see any joints or get
a hollow sound from this panel any
more than from the others. But
why didn't we stumble on the
mechanism? Maybe you'll tell us
that, Paredes."
The Panamanian blew a wreath of
smoke against the ancient wall.
"Gladly, but you will find it humil
iating. 1 have experienced humility
in this hall myself. The reason you
didn't find any mechanism is that
there wasn't any. You looked for
something most cautiously conceal
ed, not realizing that the best con
cealment is no concealment at all,
It's fundamental. I don't know how
jt slipped my own mind. No grooves
show because the door is an entire
panel. There isn't even a latch. You
merely push hard against its face.
Such arrangements are common
enough in colonial houses, and there
was more than the nature of the
crimes to tell you there was some
such thing here. I mean if you will
find that it has fewer coats of paint
than the one leading to the corridor,
t hat its frame is of newer wood. In
other words, it was cut through
after the wing was built. This panel
was the original door, designed with
the private stairway and the hall, for
the exclusive use of the master of
the house. Try it."
Robinson braced himself and shov
ed against the panel. It moved in
its grooves with a vibrant stirring.
"Rusty," he said.
Katherine started.
"That's what I heard each time,"
she cried.
Above his heavy black beard the
doctor's cheeks whitened. Robinson
made a gesture of revulsion.
"That gives the nasty game away."
"Naturally," Paredes said, "and
you must admit the game is as beau
tifully simple as the panel. The in
trument of death wasn't inserted
through the bedding as you thought
inevitable, Doctor. Suppose you
were lying in that bed, asleep, or
half asleep, and you were aroused
by such a sound as that in the wall
behind you? What would you do?
What would any man do first of all?"
Robinson nodded.
"I see what you mean. I'd get up
on my elbow. I'd look around as
quickly as I could to see what it
was, I'd expose myself to a clean
thrust. I'd drop back on the bed,
more thoroughly out of it than
though I'd been struck through the
"Exactly," Paredes said, with the
familiar shrug of the shoulders.
"You're sensible to give up this
way," Robinson said. "It's the best
plan for you. What about Mr.
Graham interfered.
"After all," he said thoughtfully,
"I'm a lawyer, and it isn't fair, Rob
inson. It's only decent to tell him
that anything he says may be used
against him."
"Keep your mouth shut," Robinson
But Paredes smiled at Graham.
"It's very good of you, but I agree
with the district attorney. There's
no point in being a clam now."
"Can you account for Silas Black
burn's return?" the doctor asked
"That's right, Doctor," Paredes
said. "Stick to the ghosts. I fancy
there are plenty in this house. I'm
afraid we must look on Silas Black
burn as dead."
"You don't mean we've been talk
ing to a dead man?" Katherine whis
pered. "Before I answer," Paredes said,
"I want to have one or two things
straight. These men, Bobby, really
believe, think me capable of crimes
in this house. I want to know if you
accept a theory. Do you think I
had any idea of killing you?"
Bobby studied the reserved face
when even now was without emo
tion. "I can't think anything of the
kind," he said softly.
"That's very nice," Parades said.
"If you had answered differently
I'd have let these clever policemen
lay to their own ghosts."
He turned to Robinson.
"Even you must' begin to see that '
1 m not guilty. our common sense
will tell you so. If I had been plan
ning to kill Bobby, why didn't I
bring the weapon? Why. did I put
my hand through the opening be
fore I was ready to strike? Why
did I use my left hand my injured
hand? I was like Howells. I couldn't
consider the case finished until I
had solved the mystery of the lock
ed doors. Isupposed the room was
empty. When I found the secret
tonight, I reached through to see
hr..v far my hand would be from the
(To Be Continued.)
Aviator in Aerial Mail
Service Burned to Death
Rockville Center. N. Y.. Dec. 31.
Cuthbert Mills, aviator in the
aerial mail service, was burned to
death two miles north of this place
today, when, just after leaving
Mineola, his airplane fell from a
height of 3,000 feet and caught fire.
The plane was being tested before
being turned over to the Postoffice
One Dead and Score Injured
in Collision in Peoria
Peoria, . 111., Dec. 31. A headon
collision of a west bound Lake Erie
and Western passenger train and a
Toledo, Peoria and Western stock
train resulted in the death of En
gineer Patrick E. Hoggerty, Tipton,
Ind., and the injury of a score or
more of train men and passengers in
the east Peoria yards tonight, none
To Release Sinn Feiners.
London, Dec. 31. The release of
all the Sinn Feiners interned in
England is expected virtually at
once. Count Plunkett, one of the
Sinn Feiners elected to Parliament
in the recent balloting, already has
been released.
U. S. Warshps Go to Baltic
Ports for Sick Soldiers
Copenhagen. Dec. 31. The Amer
ican cruiser Chester, which arrived
here yesterday with the American
destroyers Wyckes and Ailwin, left
here today for Danzig, the port of
German Toland. The destroyers
have gone to Lubeck, also a Ger
man Baltic port. The warships will
take on board sick Americans.
The situation in Posen is extreme
ly critical, according to the Vor
waerts of Berlin. The German gov
ernment has been asked to send
troops there and Herr I.andsberg,
secretary of publicity, art and litera
ture in the Ebert cabinet, has gone
to Posen to negotiate' with the
here, r : tilting in a loss cstim..;,
at $150,000.
Block in Tyndall Burns,
Tyndall, S. I)., Dec. 31. Fire of
unknown origin early today de
stroyed an entile business block
Transport Arrives.
Newport News. Va., Dec. 31. Th
irauspurt Aeolus arrived here today
lmni rr.uice with J.WO officers an
men, most of whom had been
wounded or gassed.
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New Year's Greetings
It gives us, at this time, no little
pleasure in extending to everyone a
hearty New Year's greeting one that
carries with it not empty words, but
words of sincerity, trust and confi
dence. The year over which life's curtain
has just been drawn has been a year
full of anxiety, waiting and much sor
row for the boys over-seas, as well as
for the merchant and artisan at home,
who have had to meet the world's ever
changing conditions. 'Twas a condi
tion that tried the man of millions' as
well as he who carried home a salary
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equal 'honor as both were patriotic,
willing yes, even anxious to stem the
tide of militarism and in its place see
the allied flags of democracy float ma
jestically. To the women too much praise can
not be given, as they too have been
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