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Arnold Adair and the Swiss Spy


A Tragic Mistake and How It Was Remedied

Many, perhaps it is safe to say most, of our readers remember how Arnold Adair, the daring American aviator, lost his helpful Swiss spy behind the German lines, and to his intense surprise brought back a German sentry instead. The story was told by Mr. Laurence La T. Driggs in The Outlook of December 26, and it brought many expressions of interest from our readers. One of the most welcome of these expressions was from one of our boy readers, who sent us the following letter:

Laurence La Tourette Driggs

Author of the Amold Adair stories

Des Moines you . 2) Ifubtility









Dear sers. Please have some more, Pleau set the poor Lucrise sipy back to the camp, @ wow to be an aviator .

trocly yours

Robert Lees.

To this letter there was sent the following reply:

Robert Lees,
Care James H. Lees, Esq.,

The Outlook Office, Jumuary 10, 1918.
1725 York Street, Des Moines, Iowa.
Deur Robert :

very nice letter of December 31, which hus already been acknowleypıl, I think, has been brought to my
personal attention and I want to thank you for it. I am sending it to Mr. Driggs, the anthor of the Arnold Adair
stories, asking him if he cannot tell us in The Outlook whut became of that Swiss spy. When I read the story I
felt just as you did about it and I sha'n't be comfortable until I know that he is safe and somd.
Thanking you very much for your letter, I am

Sincerely yours,

Lawrence F. Abbott, President, The Outlook Company. This correspondence was sent to Mr. Driggs, the author of the Arnold Adair stories. Don't be disturbed,” he replied: The spy got back all right. But I ought to warn you that in the process Arnold Adair himself disappears.”

These further exciting experiences of Arnold and his colleagues will be related in some new chapters of Arnold Adair's adventures. The first will appear in next week's Outlook, the issue of February 6. The general title of these stories is

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Whose Prisoner?

Previous adventures of Arnold Adair have been told in the issues of The Outlook for October 17 and 31, November 7 and 21, December 5 and 26.


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John Vance Cheney, the poet, told me this story

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in the Sierras for weeks. Had a beautiful storm up there,' said Muir, after he got a little accustomed to the fire and the presence of a fellow human being. Snow was waist deep most places. One night I found a crevasse where steam was coming out of the mountain. I lay clown as close to it as I could, and when one side froze numb I would turn it over to the steam. Oh, yes, business is fine!

this new building is absolutely modern *** In the night I dozed, and waked to

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On account of the war and the consequent delays in the mails, both in New York City and on the railways, this copy of
The Outlook may reach the subscriber late. The publishers are doing everything in their power to facilitate deliveries


have an authorized representative stationed at the street enOn January 16 the Fuel Administrator, Mr. Garfield, trance of their various places of business to receive mail from ordered what was in effect a “lockout” of practically all indus

the carriers, who will make their usual rounds,” since“ it can tries east of the Mississippi.

be readily understood that an accumulation of five days' mail for The order provided, first, that until further notice all persons delivery on Wednesday next will tend to unduly tax the capacity xlling fuel should give precedence to the necessary current

of the Post-Office." requirements of railways, domestic consumers, hospitals, chari

There was also lack of co-ordination to some extent between table institutions, army and navy cantonments, public utilities,

the officials responsible for this order and those whom the order by-product coke plants supplying gas for household use, tele affected. The order was designed to save fuel and clear up phone and telegraph plants, shipping for bunker purposes, the freight congestion. Nevertheless, in New York City, for in'nited States for strictly Governmental purposes (not including stance, it failed of part of its purpose, because many manufac factories or plants working on contracts for the United States); turers closed down so completely on the first idle day that they manufacturers of perishable food or of food for necessary im

refrained from taking away from the freight depots such mate muliate consumption, and municipal, county, or State govern rial as was awaiting delivery. Such misunderstandings of the ments for necessary public uses.

order were the natural consequence of the haste and suddenness The five days from January 18 to January 22, and every

with which the order. was issued. Monday thereafter until March 25, were by this order made days of enforced idleness for most of the business men of the country. With certain exceptions, manufacturing plants

MR. GARFIELD'S EXPLANATION have been forbidden to burn fuel or use power derived from The suddenness with which the order was issued was fuel on any of these days. This provision is made to apply explained in part by Mr. Garfield in his public defense of * all business offices on each" workless Monday.” The his action. Plainly he regarded his order as an emergency exceptions to this provision included manufacturers of cer operation of the kill-or-cure variety. In the course of his tain kinds of food, and plants necessary to the publication of defense he said : daily papers and current periodicals. Plants which must be

Industry is in an unbalanced condition. We lack many essensperated continuously to avoid serious injury have been per tials-food, clothing, fuel. We have piled up enormous stores of mitted to use as much fuel as is necessary to avoid such injury. things not essential to life, but very essential to war. We have .All plants and buildings have been of course permitted to use piled these up so high on our docks and in our storehouses that enough fuel to prevent injury by freezing.

the ships available cannot carry them away as fast as they pile Food stores, under this sweeping order, have been permitted

up. For lack of bunker coal held back by traffic congestion the to keep open on any of the specified days until twelve o'clock number of ships in our harbors increases menacingly, noon. Stores selling drugs and medical supplies have been per

The food supply is threatened to an even greater degree than I mitted to maintain the heat necessary for this purpose through

the fuel supply. This condition is in large part due to the con

gestion that at many points holds the loaded cars in its grip. but the day and evening. Theaters and places of public enter The order as it stands puts all industry on an equal footing, tainment were first included in the general provisions of the law, favoring none and avoiding unfair competition, but this reason which would have necessitated their closing on Monday. Upon alone is not sufficient. the urgent plea of men interested in the theatrical business This reason, plus the fact the order will put coal in the empty theaters were later granted permission to open on Monday, pro

bins of the people, will save coal, will aid in breaking up convided they kept closed on Tuesday.

gestion of traffic and in furnishing an adequate supply of coal to

the After this sweeping order was issued it was found necessary

people who need it and to the ships which cannot sail with

out it--these are sufficient reasons and justify the order. .. to modify its action in regard to certain specified industries en

To have delayed the application of the order would only have gaged in important war work. It is a curious fact that in mak

added to the congestion. ing public the list of necessary exceptions Mr. Garfield violated one of the fundamental rulings of the Governmental censorship

President Wilson, in support of Mr. Garfield, has said that - rulings which are posted and observed in every newspaper

he agreed that such action was necessary, and that he had ap office in the country. This ruling prohibits the publication of proved of the order. Press comment on the order of the Fuel information concerning contracts and production of air mate

Administrator has been sharply critical of the inefficiency which rial. Yet Mr. Garfield scattered broadcast over the country a

has permitted the present situation to develop--some of the List of firms engaged in work of this kind work of such impor- severest arraignments of the handling of the fuel situation have tance to the Government that it was deemed essential to release

come from journals which have been consistent and whole-hearted them from the restriction of the Fuel Administrator's order. defenders of the Administration. There seems to have been lack of co-ordination somewhere along The effect of the ramifications of the Garfield order in pro

THE AMERICAN DEFENSE SOCIETY ducing confusion in the business centers of the country is well

HEARS A DEFENSE OF CRITICISM ilustrated by a notice which the Postmaster of the city of New

The American Defense Society has brought an active year York found it necessary to issue to every business house of that to an active conclusion by acquiring a new honorary President, rity. This notice stated that “it is anticipated that congestion Theodore Roosevelt. In accepting the honorary presidency of may result from the accumulation of mail during the period [of this society Mr. Roosevelt pointed out very distinctly the falfive days

' closing) unless some provision is made for its deliverylacy of those who pleaded that to support the present Adminisprior to January 23.” In view of this congestion the Postmaster tration it is necessary to suppress unpleasant facts concerning requested that “ concerns whose place of business are affected its shortcomings. He pointed out the fact that every loyal

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