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?i%"\V*»*|iS *N<&*# y as ; < vs m SKU Kg A tO^ft m &•* PubllihUiB (Si, toe, South Main street, Hof*,-Arfo t»t Att tti March "¥hts ' tli news dispatched credited to It or news published herein. itched herein ate als**6**rved. ,by modern fdWlieatldn to industry, th*ou«h.wldeiy t check upon goverttoetit which It. Advance); By cliy By mail, in Hempstead, 'Nevada, peryear, elsewhertf'$5.0d. Charges wll\ be rnade,for.all,telbutes,-cai:ds «%ls, eohceining theSdeparted. Commercial lfti*tii^news dblunsfts-io protect thejf Tesders rt*!*. The-Sta* disclaims responsibility rtatas' 6f any unsolicited jnatiuscrjpts. ^ The Star's i Plat form ' < ?** nUM 6t*tk* mtntdtMtl' power, plant- to. deoelop the of Hope. and improved sanitary conditions in . SvppSHHM Chamber of Commerce. yrogrthn*promdtog for, the emuHuetion of -a road ettch vear,'4o' grtduiAly reduce the i* i far every ^identify ngrieulturU 6 '^ T * ?>rttct<CBZ ' bene ^ fa to'Hetnpstead county's greatest farmer organizations,. believing that co-operative effort - is state Wohnwy program. i more efficient government through the expenditures. from' hte> cattle ficfc. .SenatorvCaraway tvO?|LY-,met-him once. It was in 1 the-M Dorado News offic^ rsiago.. Bent-over an Association Press• telegraph-i straightened-up'to firid4hat I had a visitor—a an,. plump ^nd r6und-shouldere'd, possessed of an'd-a remarkable poker'face. hotos-I"diari't place him. He said, J 'I am Car$W- I-finhbtedit for a moment. ^Washington, you kift)W, ®°? g " W9ys/ ' awa y- Then.the light'dawned on.me—this si the senator. * I.-Caraway was the, most unman the American senate. Nothing of the talents v ., iBia'^hinXv-famoHS in'debate and repartee showed even ttintypiatprtaite conversation. He<was-that r plain'Mr. John jtMenlin'f act-which some statesmen/having- achieved suc- essi'merely;affect to be. & ~ ?J|tbok%hijnLoUtthat'ilay to be my luncheonuguest at the StqarnedT the*hour over to the senator. I appreciated then f<|.ntrtied i the'"hour over'to the senator. liappreciatted then ^•^ajnatic possibilities-, of .this plain, almost drab, citizen, Jwth.«-a.quick-imagination and a startling tongue. He pwned President Coolidge, extolled-Mrs. Coolidge as a srfect'first lady of the land," damned Senator Moses of swgEnglahd.and enlarged on the latest Republican scandal in Pennsylvania, while all of us were doubled up with Daughter, " This* critical miind, this caustic wit, this indefatiguable ^spokesman of .the common mass, today is dead. I do not ^e,Senator Caraway can aspire,to the temple of the ,. 'Statesmen. ,1 presume-he was only the faithful Demo- ^2ratf(rwhip--with whom the party chiefs periodically scourged jithe enemy. A Even-so,-he was as famous in his day as Jini fHam , (Pink Whiskers) Lewis, of .Illinois, last Democratic Iwhip befor&Jaira, and who returns' to 1 the' task again this com- |fng.December. , « '-' f ^Perhaps this is 'too much an estimate, too little - an sgy.^The late'Mr .'Caraway valued a critical estimate more is, panegyric. He brought attention'to Arkansas. He was a strenuous B Jheliever in_ the, rights of the common people—uncompromis- Do You TWENTY-FIVE-YEARS AGO '. ,'In the society of millionaire senators 'he was the '{'.drab ftgiure-and the caustic tongue of a Twentieth Century IMogenes, <looking for an honest companion among the torch|,»bearers -in the temple of the mighty. No wonder that the often-times shuddered. 'A^kansast baft -lost a potent voice, a staunch figure—an i\ honest public man. -Story*of Two } Bpys if'THE'same edition's of the newspapers:told how a 12-year- ~\-f 1 old boy in Washington had been sentenced to a life term I; in,prison for murderaJso told of a. year-old boy in Ohio who had just inherited upwards of one an ^three-quarter million dollars. < In'that jutaposition of two unrelated news items there 'fa s, volume of comment on the kind of civilization we have jjfjput together on the-Norh American coninen, '" t ,Jt is. not necessary to go all" the way with the determin- i;t Jsts to realize that the chief villian in this Washington trag- ;n-edy was a-bad .economic situation. As one of the court officials at the boy's trial remarked: "His easels typical of the shattered home, diseased mind and poverty," / The youngster, in plain English, never had much of a chance in life. He missed his chance because of various things, but chiefly because the things that might have straightened ' him • out would»have cost more mo^ey than anyone was able or cared to spend for him. So, at J2, he is a murderer and ajife-termer, On the ptherhand, there is •• this fortunate little chap in Ohio. No one, certainly, will begrudge him his good luck; nor dees' his fortune make it in the least certain that.he will turn out to be a first-class citizen. But the terribly i sjve thing about it all is the fact that he starts with such an? enormous Advantage over the other boy. The cards have been stacked somehow. The odds are all in his favor; they were all against the Washington lad, from the moment that he drew his''first breath of life. Oar society will be kind to the Obio boy. It will have a good home for him, skillful teachers, a chance to play and grow and develop normally. It will be quick to nourish any divine possibilities he may display. But for the other boy—a cell in a state penitentiary, for life. Naone person, no one group, js $t fault. This dreadful «c ' ".-at—it pightrob you of a little steep if you let yourself f* ' about it^-is simply part of American civilization. It is, ve, a fundamental part. Haw much longer are we U> be content with that kind of society? Mr. .jmd ;Mrs.' O. L. Reed left Sunday for a visit to Mineral Wells, Tex. Mr. and 'Mrs. -R. -M.r Patterson ond little'.son, J. W., visited relatives i at Arkao'elphia Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Mack-, of-'Bod' caw,-,were;guests at ,the Barlow Monday. TEN YEARS AGO; Mrs. Lloyd Spencer, .Mrs. . Clarke White, Misses Emma May and Evelyn Wilson - will entertain ' tomorrow afternoon with 'a bridge party at the home .of; the. 'flatter on'South Main street. Austin' Brown, Of Washington, was in. Hope today, en route to Little Kosston < School opened at this place October 26. Prof. H. D. Malloch is superinten- detn, Miss Lorene Buchanan, .principal; Miss Effie Tlder, Mrs. Malone, Mrs. Paula Palmer, have charge of the grades. Miss Velma Chamberlain is teaching music this year." Uncle Buck Philips fell -last Monday and shatered' this hip. He is' in Cara Donnell Hospital. Our teachers suspended school Tuesday to attend District Meet at Magnolia. Two of our rural mail carriers. Pink W. Taylor and J. W.- Halloway with their families attended the district R. L. C. convention at Hope Saturday night. Mr. Taylor is- president of this organization. They report a fine meeting with carriers from several counties attending. Our Sunday school is being very well attended. We •• invite : those who arc not attending to come and be with ffenry Chapel Potato digging is taking the day in » . ,,, . . - *• "**»*« ui£»£3*«.ig 1,3 iit*r\it*& «.* Rock, .where he will have charge of this cornrnun i t y at this time, the live-stock exhibit from Hemp- -- - - stead county -at the Arkansa Steta Fair. Miss Mamie Twitchell leaves today for Alva, Oklahoma, to be the guest of Rev. and-'Mrs. LeRoy Thompson. Mrs. D. M. Finley has had as guests this week, ; her sister, Mrs. Meade F. Griffin, and little son, Meade, Jr., Of Plain view, Texas. No one does anything for nothing, but with winter in the offing everybody is a weather prophet, whether profit or not. Chaperons to a young couple were jailed in-Maryland. 'That's what happens when youngsters don't watch their elders. Lord Cornwallis chuckled at the celebration at Yorktown where hi! ancestor was captured 150 years ago. Maybe he was just seeing the joke. The municipality of Rome, Italy, issued an order that it was all right to wear overcoats. Sure! All right to borrow a dollar, too. A transatlantic passenger ship landed 60 bars of silver and two kegs of gold at New York. . What's that old one about sticking around and opening a gek of nails Man is now a servant to machines, Einstein said. Evidently Einstein has just tried to get past a red traffic light in rush hour. Poliitaclly speaking, if the war didn't make this country safe for Democracy, the depression and the Republicans did. India has 40,000.000 widows. If they were grass there'd be plenty of hey- hey. A love authority says women must take their husbands as they are. But with icemen they can take their pick. Gecrge Washington threw a dollar across the Potomac, but many a man has thrown a party across the ocean. Those war-time dollar-a-year men would b eglad to get that buck now. A few years ago the whole world was yelling "H. C. of L." Today half is howling "S. O. S." and the other half, "C. O. D." Al Capone's bodyguard asked for mercy on the charge that he carried a leaded pistol into court during Al's trial. Maybe he just carried it as a playtbjng— a rattle. IHhr vu* arrested 'hrough Jo teller. Mrs. A. R.'Simmons has improved some since last writing. The club party was well enjoyed at Miss Julia eBarden's Wednesday night, every body reported. Mr. and Mrs. Howard Fincher and children of Union-spent Saturday with his mother, 'Mrs. Ethel' Fincher and family. Mrs. Alton Simmons . and baby of Providence are staying with Mr. and Mrs. A. R. Simmons for a while. Faye Turner spent Saturday night with Ruth Cumbie. Wilma Huddleston of Hope spent from Wednesday until Friday morning with Shirley Bearden they visited at Rocky Mound-school Thursday afternoon. Mr. and Mrs. Earl Fincher spent last Week end with her parents of Rocky Mound. Mr. and Mrs. Carl Ellis. Ellen Byers and Ruth Cumbit spent Sunday with Faye Turner. Mrs, A. B. Turner and Mrs. Jim Cumbie were Sunday afternoon visitors at Mrs. Vernor Johnston's. Mrs.-Ethel Fincher and Mrs. Carrol Turner called to see Mrs. Alton Simmons and Mrs.'A. R. Simmons a while Wednesday night. Mrs. Leona Bearden and Mrs. Jim Bearden Sr., spent Thursday with Mr. and -Mrs. Hugh Bearden of Hope. Mrs. Ethel Fincher''spent Thursday afternoon with Mrs. A. B. Turner. Mi. and Mrs. Carl Ellis and Mr. Wesson of Rocky Mound were dinner guests of Mr. adn Mrs. Earl Fincher, Tuesday. Miss Nellie ;Hays Saturday afternoon. Miss Arline Patrick is on. the sick list this week. We wish for her an Br6*iter~ ¥rt&*f &&>«• will preach nt W*ter Cftfltelfchurbh Sunday, No* vember 8. fivery*o»e wiline and -join u? tri this wWfship. Miss fista^'MstflBroSihs '(spent Sun- da.v night \vlthvAHsS Opal Wise Brother nnd daughter. Miss Adell, spent ^SalfJdfty with Mr. nnd Mrs. R. L. Byers. Misses Mfirte^Semers and Pearl Ellis spent Sunday afternoon with Miss Marjorie Byers. Miss'Margaret HifeKs spent Saturday afternoon with Misses Clara nnd Betty-SchWob. Miss Nellie and Dock:Hays called on Miss Leona' Mays 'Monday night. _ , Singing at thfs-place was 1 -well nt- j of trees nnd^ shrubs from tended Sunday night. Everyone come • " ' '•- '•- " and be'with us nt singing nt Water Creek chufeh -each -Sunday night. .. StHlfH) by Film Star .MOLLVW006. Cal -(/P)-A unique I'gaftfeh of friendship" hai been MnrU ed ' by 1 Victor 'SfcLaglen, motion's picture actor, on his estate in Flintrtdfe, near here. Iti a rock garden, designed by his brother ."Arthur, vMcLean is -piithtifif trees-ami shrubs, each given by and, named 'f-or,' his 'friends. At the base of each plant ••'wW be a copper J>mte imbedded in concrete carrying the name of*he:ttenor nnd; his «r -her po-, sitioni'ln:thevpitture<induBtry. ; ; MolLsglen already :has received gift* Metal For Fruit WASHINGTON—The problem of shipping/ fruits over long distances has -long vexed fruit grwoers, particularly those who raised pears. However, Dr. J, S. Cooley, of the U. S. Department of Agriculture, has given these growers cause for joy by displaying a 'new wrapper in which to pack pears before shipping, t is a copperlzed paper and is said to prevent decay. Replacing Cotton Crop Causes Debate at Meet BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — (#)- Debate as whether money crops or food crops should replace cotton where acreage is reduced,, developed among southern agriculture leaders attending a conference here Thursday to discuss new uses for cotton and cot- tcnsecd products. Harry D. Wilson, Louisiana commissioner of agriculture txpressed himself in favor of food crops, and added that the farjmers must have seme crop from which cash can be realized. He urged adoption of a campaign of, advertising as a means of increasing cotton consumption. FlckfOfd.! Dotfglaa Fairbanks, -WJiifleld Sheehan, Marlene Dietrich. . Jariel Gaymn-.iElisBa Landi, Lew Cody aria Carl'Laemmle. . Lutlc B. i,M<*tgWhMtfy,.6f Pine Bluff was elected prwrtdtnt , of th« 'Arkansas Sybodloal, women's orgftnliatlon of the Presbyterian church, Wednesday flt the second day's session 6f the or- Other officers we Mrs. C.tM, Gray, 'BtytHevlllo, Vice president', Miss; Annie Allen, Hope, tre«surer;4fr sPftoh- aid McQueen, Johesboro, recording eet*tary, and :. WfaatftM*. ;Blt(ffj corresponding Secretary, One of the principal topics ofbusl* •ness before the meeting .was dlcus-' siort 6f ways by Which Arkansas' Col lege, Presbyterian Institution ',; .could be further stabilized. •Ohio College Doubles -Enrollment in 2 Years FlftDtiAY, Qhio.-(/P)-White other colleges of the state and nation have been fighting boor business conditions FIFndlay college hns seen its enroll- jnent doubled in the last two years, President Homer R. Dunathdtt has announced. President Dunathan, a Findlqy graduate, took over the reigns three years ago and mapped an advancement program covering a four-year period.' The goal was reached in the first three years. Labor Head Is Confined to His Bed by Illness WASHINGTON.-^)—Overwork nnd an attack of indigestion Thursday had Secretary Doak, confined to • bed at his home in McLean, Virginia. At-his office, however, it was said the secretary of labor -was not seriously ill. He has taken no'vacation since entering office last December. His physician ordered him to remain in bed all of this week and to take a rest afterward. Lions Will -Recommend -Retention of Agents FAYETTEVlLLE, Ark'.—ypHAUeU ter received' here'Thursday from 'Will Terry, of Little Rock, district gover^ .nor .of-Lions clubs,--said the iLions clubs over the" state would recommend to their :<sounty quorum courts, convening 'Monday, 1 that farm.artd home demonstration agents be retained re- grirdless of other economies efected. .The move was started by the Fay- ettev'llle club, which sent out letters to each member of the ([Washington county suorum court^asking"that the work bo maintained' arid outlining benefits of the work. Machine Gun Bandits Loot Oklahoma Bank KONAWA, Okla.—(#>)—While one robber manned a sub-machine gun mounted in.an automobile, two.others raided the First National Bank of Konawn shortly' bef ore noon Thursday, obtaining approximately J2000. The three fled nofthwai'd. A crowd which .gathered was kept at bay by the machine gun. No shots were fired. Guernsey School is progressing nicely at this place. We know we will have a suc-r cesstul school year, write with our efficient faculty in charge. Miss Violet Brosius spent Sunday night with Miss Nellie Hays. The Hollowcen party given by Bisses Ollie Ellis and Clara Schwab was enjoyed by all who attended. Mrs. R. G. Dyers and Miss Marjorie spent Sunday night with Mrs. Byers mcther_ Mrs. Gilbert, of Liberty. Mrs. Arthur Mclver and daughters, Dorothy and Jeane, called on Mrs. Ada Hopson Sunday. Miss Opal Wise spent Saturday night with Miss Sybil Boyd. Rev. Mr. Samuels of DeAnn preached at Water Creek Sunday. There . It ICG IN HERB TODAY Rich .old "MRS. JUI'ITEH -In rolihvd nnd mtmlerecl during the en(tnKPlnen« -party she gave fur fccrnecrelliry, HI AIIY IIAUIvNESS. 1'ht thief full* to get the fnmaui Sa&iler nceklncc. Su»itlelon point* ' t»! Mnry'n- hrodier. liOOIE. who-1» .killed by.n enr n* he uoc» to meet Itcr. "Police ilrop (ho cnne,~ bollcv- •lag Edflle entity. IIOWEN. police .reporter Jor ihei Sl:ir, onndneii. a prlvnlo Inveiitlentlon. He <IU- covrrx n rncclriK'k crunk • cnllcd • THE FLY to whom . Edille •' nw«d mnnej-. - Eddie'* cont. found .In the lioiiNe, In recognized (17 the Imtler us- one -worn' 1 by u M icnte-crn»her" he ejected the nltcht of the murJer. ..Aliiry'a nnnvc, DIIIK HUYTIIKIt, believe* Eiddle. Knllty .nnd forbldx -her In nte'niiwcn, tvnT\nK further <nolorlcty. .They- tiuiirrul liul iiiuke up nnd plnn lo mnrry nt once. Mnry-ineeti [Ion-en In nmienllenxy where The fly l» «nld lo be- hld- Ins, tllrk coinen lo Hike her home. lie In on hlN trny to look up the Jupiter nerklmru In bin olllcc Niifc. .Dirk proved The* Ply-In-not there. Mnry eliiMiiR the ni'cklnec i)l>out her III rout Jtiat n* three «trniiRfr» enter. They leave, followed by Jlfnvro, \vlio fenrM nn ntteiuiit-on the neok- Inoc. Dirk docn not. The two • men'..(lunrret. JIIHI UN Hlrk locUn up the iieeklnce there .In n criiMh In the Ktret't outMlile. llowen let* the " thleveM Niiuinli lnf<i lit* enr rrithor limn overtnko Mnry find UlrU. IJIrk mill iiooh-poohii the exlNtenoe of 1'hc ' |i*ly tind'• Rlnry Rot** olV wlf li lloiven. NOW GO ON WITH TJI E - STOIC Y :CHAPTER XXII 't\7"OD shouldn't have dono that," •"• Bowcti objected. "Now how'll you get home?" "I'm not going home Just yet, Mary said. "You're going back to fingerprints Shay's and get you can. Where aro tho ones you got off the gun?" "In my hotel room. "I'll go there and wnlt for you. 1 don't feel equal to Shay'a again, right now. Besides, It might be better If you went nlono." "I'll get kicked out anyway," Boweu muttered morosely. "Look," ho said, "you better not do this. You better imake it up with him while you can, or there's liable not to bo any wedding tomorrow." "There isn't going to be any how!" Mary flamed, "Until 1 linci out who's right. If those fingerprints tally, there won't be auy, uuyway, until that man's caught, one thing at a time, and that comes first -with me. if they don't—If you've just been giving me a—a cock-and-bull story—" "Why should i do that?" "To get a sensational story." "I haven't printed a line about you yet, have I?" "Then, if that Isn't the reason, Dirk said you had another—" she turned several' shades of pink in quick succession, but blurted it out nevertheless—"he said you were making up excuses for sticking around because—you were iu love with me." It didn't faze Bowen. "I don't say I'm not," he gritted, looking straight ahead, "Oh, then—" "Every blame word I've said is the truth, and you know it!" he cried bitterly. "And I'm tired of having my word doubted! I don't was a large crowd in attendance. He | have to prove it. If you want to will preach for us again the first Sunday in December. Miss Margaret Hicks and Gerald Gilbert called on Miss Marjorie Byers Sunday afternoon. Miss Allena Wylie who is attending school in Hope, spent the week end with relatives here. Mr. and Mrs. W. M. Thompson and small children, Mac and Floye Anne, left Tuesday for their home in Monroe, La., after an extended visit with Mrs. Thompson's parents, Mr. and Mrs. M. L. Hicks. drop the matter, we'll drop it right here aud now. It's entirely up to you. I hate the Fly'a gizzard, but I can let my feelings go. You're the one most concerned." Odd that it had never occurred to Dirk -just that way! , "I'm going with you." "Then come ou." Bowen's hotel was Just around the corner in a side-street, nearer Sixth than, Fifth Avenue. It was not fashionable but clean and warm. Bowen bought soma maga- Mrs. Earlie Mclver Sunday afternoon. .l.cir.CrmcJius spent Sunday -with (Jni5vc- in Shcnpard c 13 criled on 5K1 1 ; 7f* and gold roora Offtbe lobby. An .-old woman Iq a soiled unl- ' "Hello, Kate," Bowen greeted her. "Take good care of this for me, will you? Till 1 come back." Kate's eyes took in Mary from head to toe, with cynical Interest '"Share I will," she promised, with -enthusiasm. - Kate bad executed commissions for. newspapermen before. She-would soon know what this < beautiful damsel In distress had been up to. Shot her-lover, perhaps. Whatever it was she'd been crying-about, it thrilled Kate that she should-know about it before: it came out in tomorrow's papers. * • • •jl/fAnY established herself on the •"•" shabby divan with ' Town and Tattle and fell to reading, more to escape the old woman's questioning than anything else. 'Eventually the old soul hobbled away, muttering to herself about the .uppltyness of some people. "When they get you in the Jug, you'll talk, rny tine girl," she threatened through, the- wall. Mary read on, oblivious of having offended. It was rather-fun "making out who was .meant -by the, people referred to in those small scandalous paragraphs lo tho gossip magazine. No names were men tioned, of course, but it was usually mado plain .enough, stance: This, for in "Why Is It that wo never appro- i...He what we ha «re until it U an other's? What child of great-wealth —a bud of three-seasons ago—Is making rather a fool of herself over a childhood sweetheart whose • devotion she was wont, to ridicule uutil ho took unto himself a dan- coo? She is said' to be relying heavily on the fact that the said fiancee Is Involved In a messy fam lly scandal just now, which only the Immense wealth and political pull of her sponsor has succeeded In squelching. A cold prickle began to creep over -Mary, and she sat upright on the couch, realizing suddenly that It must be herself who was meant! Her eyes raced on: "Both aspirants to the band of the blue-blooded and personable young lawyer come to the post well equipped—the deb with this world's goods, and the fiancee with more than her share of looks. But It all Dame Rumor whispers is true, and the lucky girl's elderly sponsor makes legal nnd binding his prom ise to make her his heir, then the scales will tilt heavily in her favor, and she will be able to match her rival million for million, with a few extra for good measure. "A curious outcome, Indeed, In view of the fact that the elderly protector's own wife died under mysterious circumstances recently. Out Croesus will hear no ill of his Cinderella, so they say." Mary hurled the magazine as far as she could throw it, and took a turn around the room .to cool off. The impudence of It! The cowardliness! The alert Katie looked In, but withdrew in affright before that terrible young face. Mary was still pacing restleusly abvit the room,, trom picture to picture, etarlng at the ugly oil landscapes with unseeing eyes, spelling out artists' names with moving lips, forgetting them as she uttered them. Bowen should take her home at once, and tbe matter would be put jefore Mr. Jupiter. He would know what to do. "Immense wealth and political pull" indeed! If that were so, tbea they should be made to feel It! But as her anger cooled she knew with sickening certainty that la- toad of showing It to Mr. Jupiter, she must keep it from uliu. After all, was It any more than had been common talk for: weeks? Everyone knew it was a scurrilous little sheet; everyone discounted its nasty little digs. She would only make matters worse if she made a row about-it. .TJOWEN came, hurrying In, . his •*-* arms full of/packages. In.his left hand he /held - a whisky-bottle carefully by. the neck. "Sorry to be so long," he explained, "but I bad to buy some powder and some other junk. . . . I got a pretty-good thumb print, 1 think.'but the rest,aise not so-good . . .. wanta wait hero a little longer till I go up and develop this? .I'll hurry. . . ." "What's the bottle for?" Mary asked, bewildered. "Don't touch it!" He dre.w .it away "rom her pointing (Ingcr. "It's his— the Fly's. Ho drinks a spe- cial.brand. Mike sneaked It for me while Jack's back was turned. Let mo get ^upstairs with It, quick, before nomethlng happens to it." He was laboring under strong-excite ment. "Can y' Imagine It? 1 been carrying this down the street like this. .Afraid to wrap It up auc smear the print. -Wonder I wasn't pinched." He etsrted offhand- Mary followed. "Oh, don't leave me here! One more black mark on my reputation won't hurt. I'm going up with you.' In tbe elevator she asked bitterly "Did you know what was in thai magazine you gave me?" When they were out of hearing of an exotic-looking couple who went up in the elevator with them she told him. Bowen did not seem Impressed. "Oh, who reads that lousy little sheet anyway? A handful of nitwits with more money than brains, who know It anyhow, and about a million repressed schoolteachers who won't understand it after they read it. Forget it." "Emily Ann Ruyther reads It," Mary said worriedly. "1 suppose she's in the midst of a pink lit by now." "Forget It! We'll have Emily Ann begging your pardon on bended knee before we're through." He propped (.he door of his room open with a book, and laid his pur. chases out on the table, the precious bottle occupying an open space all its own. After that, they did not bother to talk. Bowen set to work and Mary watched, absorbed. The thumb print came up clearly,-the others were, as he bad said, too faint to be of much good. Presently he raised a flushed, perspiring countenance and said dramatically, "Now!" He laid on tbe table the sheet of paper containing the fingerprints obtained from; the gun. Beside It he placed a fingerprint chart and a .magnifying glass. Occupying the place of honor stood the whisky-bottle, erect, its ppAyder- blackened sides showing a variety of finger-smudges. He bent bis eye to tbe magnifying glass, moving. it from one to the other, back and forth. 'I'm no expert," he said, at last, "but If ttfose thumb-prints aren't identical, I'll eat 'era. I'll get an expert's opinion on It, If you want H. The boys ia the Identification bureau will do it for roe." "Do it, will you?" she asked eagerly, "i accept your word, but we must be absolutely certain." "Right. Tomorrow, without fall. Well. Miss Sherlock Holmes, Jet'a shut up atop for tonJgbt." He removed a pile of clean shirts from » dresser drawer, laid, bis «• aiWts carefully away in the empty drawer, locked it. and they went out. "It's. only 10 o'clock," he whispered In-the elevator. ''You'll -be home and in beddy-bye in an hour. What could be sweeter? And don't worry, your boy-frlend'll , come around all right Keep a- stiff, upper, lip, and remember what: you've got. now to ^ knock sense into him with—that whisky bottle!" CHE didn't want to hear him talk ^ about'it. .She was more, grateful than she could.ever say for the Surety he had Just given her. It made her .-course clear. . But -personally, he-had become. faintly. repulsive to her . C .» that,declaration of bis <was shocking, somehow, centered as her ; emotions were : in Dirk,-and Dirk only. Perhaps she drew away slightly; her feelings may have shown in her face. "Listen, forget what 1 . said, a while-ago, will you?" he said. '"I ought not to have—but, hell, you asked for It! . Arid I know It doesn't make any difference to, you." "Oh, I'd forgotten all about It!" she assured him, surprised at bis perception. They stepped out Into the lobby. ''Hungry?" ho asked. "Better have a cup of coffee before-you go. You look dono up. . Did you eat anything ar Shay's?" "Not much," ehe confessed:. and followed him. almost wobbling with falntness and weariless, to , the grill, which was empty except for the couple they had seen in the elevator. Mary recognized them without more than: a brief glance. The odor of the woman's oriental perfume was .overpowering. The man with her waa odd-looking, too —foreign/apparently. Such of their talk as drifted to her ears was In French, and his clothes sloppily worn, his hair thick and long below his large blifbk felt hat. He wore a small waxed mustache. Mary -began to feel a peculiar uneasiness. She had been.unconven- tional In going to that room, if anyone chose to be priggish about It. She would not have given It a second thought If it had not been for these exotlc-looklqg people. Continentals of that type always made tier rush for safety to the ideals of her Puritan ancestors. Sho drank hot coffee gratefully • Bowen did not talk much, "I' was supposed to cover a Red riot in Jersey City tonight." he observed. And added complacently, "The ii<«J with it." After that be did not talk at all. The couple passed out of tbe p oom Just ahead of them, pausing n the dotrway to kiss passionately. "Au revolr, my darling," , tered the siren, In a guttural voice "Ith a marked accent. "Must you "?" "I must, sweet." He tore him- ieir from her arms, and hurried Mary and Bowen made amused Timaces at each other, fn the doorway they gave an exaggerated mltation of that parting— all but tne kiss. And howled with laugh- to r. . Tha dandified stranger, cane over i »3 rm ' smalj waxed mustache Wstllng, paced the curb impatient- y as the doonwu, sought a cab. «ary and Boweii, waiting their •urn lor a taxi, watched him lu- voluntarily. He was ilke some- _lllog out of "La Vie Parisienne." woen the cab came up, he said, oudly, "Can you take me. please, o Jupiter House, at the Point, Pleasant Hills? Mary clutched Bowel's arm. »J 'fc seen him somewhere! it's Jupiter, come home!" sbs ta.ew cried. (To Be

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