Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on November 14, 1931 · Page 2
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" S&uth Maift i i-nHl es It > reserved; By fttffett, fteinWa* SwatW, ) per yeaft Wsewhere $5.60. fltodem civilliatlcfn to i...<-. -v. «..« ^fdustry, through D*id8iy ..ot-wm «r ttuuiou thai cKecK tipbn goverriinent which fcteeh able, to 1 ^ovlde.''-Cot ^^MeComi ' WMh^»e!T ; 'e**gte will be mndeior a'll tribut*^ cards tUfjUdMtf 1 1U£ ft'n ffi><i^iifil fo" »tjhA i.* •.]«.»* 4l4.*i jnft*t&*i.»jj E'^tytth'i ^^i.tnl iuOU9y or tnenrorfflis, coflcfei rung tne* aepacicck wontinerciai o«a to this p*ltey In the ne\vs columns to protect their readers f%t;$*Mfttiteng memorials. The Star disclaims responsibility tiuUn.*^ jffe^tjrt <tf tiny unsolicited —"—— I-JU .The Star's Platform /,««*' rre*n*terb? ft* municipal pi M&t wfatirce* of Hope. -*" ii Hirto l«l, an« twprowetl.aBnifttftf cwirfittofu in plant to develop tike ' the , ', of Commerce. fughwajr jtrofftam "providing for the aotwrfuctton of a •/ all-weat/ieT road each a/eiir, to gradually retlue* (A* T J 'economic support' for ecery sctetiflfic rtgVtouitnral i wftieh offers prtrfttal benefits to Hempstettd county's greatest uaAS) a* ii ta in f own. that co-operative effort F progrest on tfte state Mstamty ^o0ram. if'ta*f<^»i,-owdr « wwe efficient government through the tta{M(,rM«ntfl* of «2j>entitatm. , : \2t*fATkantaffromhte eattte ticfe. x • Basfnevt Morale—and Trade .„, wheat anrJ cottdn holding onto their October gains, ^ind' a-^betfesr feeling among the farmers, Ciiy business grfawldfeel rather foolisfe if someone told them they were " * *nd the other fellow fn helpfng prosperity come again, • 1 told yet r every period of economic, recovery is well ad- id before many of us realize it. "The things we can do, pift; to,speed: proTaperity's return^ are left undone while t alone and console ourselves With the ruined 1 splendor of Ckfe i» one of the things we might do: Hope has a 1 Merchants assdciation^to supervise credits and extend { *"!* trade territory. A survey of "the business houses vShowrs that of au the goods sold in an average month ^.-firper. cent are paid for by the 10th of the month ^^flg. ,AIert business men in other cities are increasing ™ sm - *** turnover, pushing it up as high aa 65 or 70 per $1' ippjens'thenf MoneV circulation has been in- 'roprietora think about patting on clerks iristead the'm off. The 1 ' whole buying power of the city & expanded , , Mi v wil! argue the're is only so much money i nany . fWe can't travel in a eirele. Somewhere the Hne about it? This is. the same United States in 1931 is in 19?9 when we were called the most prosper- i &K earth. We have actually more raw materials l^ttrkt more gold—yet statistics show we are poorer, *,i i ia'nufaeturing r farming and merchandising-have been at n ^J%Db; The same country. The same/ people, Rich then. gotfrno'w. Wedo travel in a circle. The line never ends. The ^ v ' s, circle is carrying us back to prosperity right now. 'Don't look outside the United States for help—for you „$ f^id it: Exports have a bearing on the price of wheat IJcotton—but for the rank and file of American business, £OBjy" remedy Hes here at home, is an amazing fact: Poor's Weekly Stock Market iilletin tells us that while American manufactured exports "fe'year will be two billion dollars less than in the peak year "1929, her domestic manufactures will be TWENTY [LI/ION teas! America has, only to get back 10 per cent of Her domestic los to equal ALL of her export loss. * The situation is up to us, here at home. The commodity markets are already on the advance. The textile mill man- jer who failed, to grab cotton the first week in October now is to pay a third more for it. ' The individual problem before every city, therefore, is recover ita business morale, to re-eatablish its normal „ .....ide activities, and go after prosperity with the small be- Iginnings that precede every successful and sound campaign. Why Not Let Them Ride On? this period ^depression wiien men out of work had joined and augmented the ranks of the regular hoboes J the freight trajjjs^of, the country were beseiged with a wanting to get soijjiewhere else, the railroads generally orders for the train men not to resist the movement. 14 custom, of cqurae, had been always to try to rid the PS of these' trovetejw. • The raflroajd^ reaj&ed that people were shifting about fjfc catch-can manney,vpaiiy of them actually searching for f erte a»4 tb*ir te»ieh(?y resulted, {' Pp »t Bald Kl»ob this week, there were 40 men taken iflSm frsfns by the off jeers', and. fined and put on the chain RffftBgr. None of the men had any money. Not one of them had I'l pi«iw or weapon of any sort. ltsr "'" .Bsi^l JC»»I> wo»id'be just that sort of a town to deal out 41 BK*re misery to a class that at least asks only to be let !|lp. There may be some criminals riding freight trains, jf'tfoey are few; m these days, as compared to the person out . Jffvflffc 8B<J family hoping to get somewhere and make some ~,'f gcflfftafi with work. '"--' Jt 4oesB/$ "6^ a ^ °t times in general to keep moving, -Jbjjf everybody doesn't get the same slant on the situation. Not 90 fc>ng ago we talked to a mechanic out of work. »d He had spent $800 traveling the country over. "I Jiaye been letter off if I had stayed at home, kept my P • WQH&Y* 81*4 lived ^economically on it until times picked up," he 55 mtd. B«t he had ma4e the try, had spent IMS money, and was •/"' tfo&jn broke. ' • I *'e d>n't think these travelers will find any better cons .dftions generaWy in one place thaw in another, but they want C-' & travel, and it is a fine thing that the railroads relaxed the.r vigilance against them.— Hot Spring.9.-S^nel-Record. K i ,/ —" ^1 ' ( "^ Do You TWENTY-FIVE YEARS AGO Sam McMath has accepted a position with E. P. Stewart & Bra., jewelers. Mr. and Mrs. Edward Bridewell, of foreman,. hove been visiting, relatives lere. ' C. F. WingfieH of the Hope Hardware ; Co., spent yesterday at Longview, Texas. TEN YEARS AGO P. H. Henderson, of LewisvUle, was lere on business- this rriorninp C. H. • Moore, of Prescott, was in Hope on business yesterday. < Jack Grayson was nominated late yesterday afternoon by President rlarding, as postmaster at Prescott. Mrs. Ji D.. Wilson; of Prescott, is visiting friends and relatives here. James K. Jones, of Washington, D. J., son of the late James K. Jones, former United States senator, fell dead on. his. farm three miles east of Wash- ngton yesterday afternoon. Her had come to Hempstead county on a visit o relatives, and was preparing to go or, a duck hunting today. iBARE Officials are investigating "unexplained wealth" of the Tammany tomcat. Maybe they suspect pussy-foot- 1 ng. .And now it transpires American Indians have been getting the dole for a hundred years. Wait tilt they find that out. But in this depression if there's less of everything else, ^there's at least a bumper crop of pictures of football players making funny faces. Confession stories'are getting a big play. Indicating that if your past is d&rk enough there comes a day when 'no. wit can be sold." But any college boy will admit that a heavy date is no fun if she sits on your lap. Prohibition workers say the people who are yelling for repeal the sounding a sour note. Probably pickled. COLOEED CHURCH SERVICE Lonoke Baptist Church Rev. N. F. Wesson, Pastor Sunday is church going day for all the members. Sunday school 9:45. Special music by the senior choir. J. T. Jackson, director. 11:3C. Pastor will' preach from the subject, "The Assistants of Satan." 3:15 The Ministerial Alliance service Music by the Bebee Memorial C. M. . church choir. Sermon by Rev. G. , Young, Pastor. 6-30 B. Y. P, U. Every body is welcome to come to our services. Arkansas Womnn Victim of Explosion and Fire DBS ARC, Ark.—(/P)—Mrs. Lee Weatherly, 22, was burned to death in her home here Thursday in an ex- ploaion following her attempt to start 1 a tire by pouring coal oil in a stove. tier husband suffered serious burns when he rushed into the house in an attempt to rescue her from the flames. The fwe made such headway tfa* how was destroyed before it was possible te» remove the woman's body. SSpe is survived by htr husband, P 31 ' cuts and u bro'Jur uuj sister. Bodcaw Misses Virginia Walsh, Mary Ruth Montgomery, Louise Munn, Hazel Fletcher and Virginia Walsh were Prescott visitor^ Saturday. The high school junior and senior boys basketball teams played Walkers- vill. Armistice day, on their court. Although they put up a good fight, both teams were defeated. Guy Ford of Laneburg and Mr. Measles of Cole were week end visitors of Mr ; and Mrs. Harley Damph. The first and second year home economics girls of Bodcaw high school met November 11 and organized a Home Economics club. The following were the officers elected: Jean Givens, president; Mabel Rodden, vice president; Helen Knight, secretary; Byrle Pickard, treasurer; Miss Lillian Tyson, sponsor. Program committee: Wanda Lee Mattfson, Pauline Martin- and Hazel Grain. Ardis Gaudl'e, reporter. The date agreed upon for each meeting will be third Thursday of each month. • JSheppairf; Mr. and Mrs. Collier Stevenson of Battle Field were the Sunday guests of Mrs. Claude McCall. J.'- W. McBay attended the services at Battle Field Saturday. Mrs. Lizzie Simmons and children were the Saturday night guests of B. W. Spring, Jr., of Battle Field. Mrs. Alice Finley and Miss Myrtle Knoots were Hope visitors Friday. Mrs. Alice Finley" had a goodly number of relatives for dinner Sunday. William Simmons left Thursday for Nashville to spend a few days with relatives. Walter Cornelius is some better at this writing. Miss Lula Mae Simmons is on the sick list. We hope she will be well soon, Raymond Cornelius has been having fever for the- past few days < but otherwise he is doing nicely. . Mrs. Lizzie Simmons and children attended church Sunday at Battle Fietd. Providence Mrs. Nellie Moore of Hugo, Okla., spent the week end with her parents, Mr. and Mrs, Zan Bateman. Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Morgan of Liberty Hill spent Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. P. A. Campbell and family. Mr. and Mrs. William Brummett of Hope visited Mr. and Mrs. E. S. Jones Sunday afternoon. • Mr. and Mrs. V. W. Whitten were Sunday dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. C. C. Browning. Miss Pauline Rav spent Sunday with Miss Lillian Simmons. . Mrs. J. W. Ray and Mrs. A. L. Beegle visited Mrs. Carl Thornton of Piney Grove Wednesday afternoon. Miss Wilma Roberts spent Sunday with Miss Anna Lee Campbell. Ernest Coffee and Fletcher Ginkings of Emmet, Jeff Sutton of Holly Grove, and Ross Roberts were supper guests of Grady Browning Sunday night. The party given by Miss Wilma Roberts Wednesday night was attended by a large crowd and all reported a nice time. Guernsey and Charles Aubrey of Texarkana an dCharles Aubrey of Texarkana were week end guests of Mr. and Mrs. Roy Franks. Mr. and Mrs. Archie Somers and children from below,Hope, spent Sunday with relatives here. J. R. Yocum has returned to Hope, after a visit with his daughter, Mrs. Early Mclver. Luther Aslin was a business visitor in Hope Saturday. Mr. and Mrs. Emory Thompson of Fulton, were Sunday visitors of Mr. and Mrs. R. C. Byers. William Suggs ,of Longwiev, Tex., is visiting relatives and friends here and gt McNab, this week. Mrs. M. L. Hicks was shopping in Hope Saturday afternoon. Horace Calhiun of^Bright £tar was a Sunday visitor here. The 1 -production- of matt'syrup-in the United States during 1927 was 450,- OOOiOOO pounds. . jviil, pft«ft ffWB* Everyon/iriiiid. 1 "'' 5 Miss datMriWy**,,.Hughes Of Saratoga speiU Thursday and Friday with Miss Ethtt arsA Vlvim B*ek. Mr. Alien MM ftp* Monroe, from the Red id**** stall w*r4 here last Thursday) afterJWbtfgrtanfzing a Junior Red Cross. /xv><iL Atdet* CH»k aflfm mi6*n W»r« here a 1W ^Wya'^ftrg; "thff O'Sleen folttily ffotii< IfeAnmW d *' ; Alfml B&t** w** a Wtfttiess visitor to Hope Thursday frftwnodr,. Mist EtlWt turrfer'!**n« the week end in, OK«y< Mwdey.fetlng J. W., Sutler's birtn- day, ft* WH« surprise*-Monday night by marry 1 of his ftietffc. to a "pot luck supper." , • W. Turner whfr has been v«sry ill is reportetUo b&ltetttr, , W. E. EIHiort and *M*iw iwnt Sunday with Mr. 'find Mrs. O. A. Mc- Kngiht 6t bright Star* . The O'S«Wn<f*miIy,, accompanied by Miss Georgia Bullerd spent Sunday in Mr. and-Mr* &scH Wallace and baby from dkriy spent a few days of last week with Mrs. Wallace's parents, Mr. ahd Mrs. Deal Beck. Mis,_ Opal Hul*fey"Vyas shopping in Hope Saturday aftetrfooh. Miss Olene ami Rubye and Elbert O'Steen were in Hope Saturday. Oscar Van Riper was In town. Tuesday afternoon deBvdriitg lumber. 1 Judge Wilson was'a business, visitor: front Columbus Tuesday.. Real Sky Pilot SYDNEY, N. S, W.—Australia's first flying missionary is Rev. R. K. Lang- ford-jSmith, whose territory covers hundreds of miles in Arnheim Land* The nearest town to his parish seat is 250 miles, and he intends using the plane he has been glvten to. make emergency trips to this town's hospital with injured parishioners. Smith, Sparta, OMv> was drlft^ Tn^rWay by « comwHte* of the North Georgia confefertBK w the Methodist Episcopal dhurch, S6wh whteh, tov«stigated unannounced charge* afalnst film. The commute* reported Its finding* ins «tttthrr»nce *w* * com«wtt«« of 13 was named for the trial. Litri* Reek Youth h ' KilledJf^Car Mi*h*«* UTtLE S&CR-(/P)--StrIkltl* ft rough, place in a road left by workmen- repairing; the highway an auto» moWte Wfrrtur'ned and killed Garland fhofflwno, 22, and severely InJjfWd his companion Miss Euln MBD Hulc, sarly Wednesday. The accident .occurred a few miles north of here. Miss Huie was recovering. «,. •*,*** — Just Starting Life BIRMINGHAM, Ala.-AlthoUgh B. A. Schroder is 89, he's Just starting to get young Ideas and is now in the midst of learning how to pilot an «1N plane. At an age Mien many men lay down their work and are content to take things, easy, this gray-haired grandfather has had more than 170 hours of solo flying to his credit and is now using his plane to travel back and forth between southern cities in which he has business Interests. ilft muiW «*Wft,Af . tftteila the trtt Unit* him. came to thin ira •*<» **«. He is busy hiff ftfifc on tfcf design Of the" sfett* rftfr) ft> tfar Altron. L __ •*>•*• ..... *•-'-• A Million Rfa^r> Air Lines Unite PARIS.—The International Air Traffic Association, formed of air line operators, in. 1919, has grown to include 25 companies in 15 countries. This international air body meets regularly to settle any disputes between members and to make regulations and compromises concerning the operation of air services in Europe. picttons flew as of miscellaneous flytag o*»#t»» tfte United States d«rls« ti» *NtiW months of thl» y«r, th* U. &£«£"£ ment of Commerce reports. SchedOTW afr transport services during that period carried 193,681 passengers, making the total number of air passenger* during the first six months 1.WWM1. Plan Air Link LONDON.—Offfelafe of England and Scandinavian countries are considering the operation of• a.direct air service between northern Engl«*d Scandinavia, A rout* under consideration is from tfewcastle-orr-Tyne' to- Stockholm via Denmark, the firs tstage to Esbjerg covering 340 miles. The trip by air will require 8 hours, whereas it takes a boot nearly 3<V hours. _ <•! •! Protect* Whales GENEVA.—The helpless whale Is now under the protection of the League of Nations. That body has adopted a proposal prohibiting the killing of> certain species of whales and the" hunting of calves and suckling females of others. In order to avoid waste, the Ledgue has ruled that the oil be extracted from the tongue, head and tall in a manne» approved by it. HAZEL, ROSS. BAILEY ems BEGIN HERE TODAY MARK HAnKI*ES» to trnp THE FLY, «rfio nhe he- llevn "trnmtA" her tttattitt, KIJ- DIE, wllh (he murder of MR9'. JUI'lTliJH, and tntet rau Eddie down nnd RITTed Him to Keep hint from telling. A» h*lt "he |ilnn« to UK tire fomoHp. JapHer eeakhm of raklen, which «he murderer fnlled to C«M. She I* Hided br ^OWEN at »b* Slnr. Maty'* Ounce. DIRK HU¥- TIIER, nnil hl« family .»lop the •ffielnl HiT*»(le»«l<>«, objeetfuir tn the •otorletr- They beltar* EMta entity. . nilUCK JUPITER. nliMBt manr renrn, return* frinH Earope with- n wnmnn frlenil. HI* father «te» him. out mid mnke» Mary hta heir. Bruce nwenra to ront Mary, tvho he tklnk* !• • Kold-dlBKer. Mnry trad IHrlc ««nrrel !>•«>•«« Dick !• . tenlutw oC Bone* nod tetamt*_\a believe hi- flie v ««l«te««e''of Tlw Vty.' Dlfk (coca »lx>«t atftoln with hl» fnrmer Mveelb«urt. COHJVBI.IA TABOR, who la Oylnff to win hTra buck. Dfrk la torn hetween hla l«v« •nd bellof that Brace'* inaplelona «r« correct. He qunrrela with Diary \«bci^.ihe tvlll not nromtue •ot tiffo to-nritml with MR. JU- I'lTKR on hl» jrncht, the "Gypay." Mnry coe» hecnume U<Mveu tells her The Ply will be at Hlnlenh to ace hi* borke rmn, A'OW GO ON WITH THE 9TORT CHAPTER. XXVIII A S the rented roadster spun along the white Florida road toward Miami late in the afternoon ot October 16 Mary was uneasily conscious of Bruce's presence beside her. He still wore hla cynical air, but now wftU some, reason, as she realized with vexation. This visit to the Hiaieah racetrack from which nhe had hoped so nrucb had turned up exactly noth ing. "The Fly will be there it he's alive," George Bowen had said. Well, they had spent the afternoon looking for him and obtained not so much as a glimpse. It was almost an Impossible task to find anyone In the huge crowd and It was made more exasperating by the constant feel of Bruce's mocking eyes upon her. In self-defense, Mary had kept her eyes glued to field-glasses turned not upon the track, however, but upon the boxes. Satisfied that her quarry was not there 1 , she bad systematically raked the stands tier by tier. But The Fly, if he was present, had eluded her. Wlial her next move should be, she not know. If silence prevailed In the front Beat, however, there was compen< sating animation behind. The countess and Bates, who was a prl rate detective when not posing as an inventor of a new form of aircraft, anxious to win Jupiter back ing had evidently found the en> forced proximity of the rumble seat conducive to- quick acquaintance. They laughed and chatted like two children. 'The countess waa unduly pleased over her winnings on a horse which she had chosen by the simple process ol shutting her eyes am poking at the list of entries with a peneil. The horse, a 10 to one shot, bad come home- ID the money. The countess seemed to regard her luck as 8, good augury, or perhaps she needed the money. At. any rate, her gayety rasped Mary's nerves. Mary 'iad watched the little black filly, La Mosca, who was touted as tue favorite, stumble when the race waa half won and lag home far in the lee. She was not superstitious, b»t she almost believed la signs, too, for the moment. Well, anyway, there it was on the* chart—"La Moaca, filly 3-year-old, trainer, K. Jones, owner, H. De Loroa." At least, she bad a nam» to fo on. Had Bowen been there today to see the race run? She wondered where Bowen was and If be bad given up the chase altogether. If he had come, as be said be might, she bad seen nothing of htm aa yet but ,tne /Gypsy 1 nnd docked only tbe tidy before. She sent the ear along at break- necta pace, "swinging past car after car on ' the crowded road In "her lurry to get back-to Miami and ask for mail aUthe hotel. Dirk had not written but eh* had not given up hoping. The party bad discarded the idea ot staying on the "Gypsy," and had taken rooms at the Ambassador. Already the busy pena of society reporters bad broadcast the- party's presence. If Dfrk'had been uncertain where to write her, he need be no longer. Now it he did not wrfte she would know why. , .,, -. , *•-•: Jf,:A.~,*.i. y .-,,,.. \ T the hotel Mary went Im'me- •"- dlately to ask for her mall and as she turned away from tbe window, disappointed, found Bates at her elbow. "They've gone into the bar," Me said. "Listen, have you got a camera?" ' "No. Why? Heaven knows this Is no pleasure trip for me!" "Can you get one? - And cook up some excuse for taking that woman's picture? I want to send It back to the police department In New York, I've seen her face somewhere, either in the line-up or maybe on one of those posters the Snrete sends over for ua to look at." "Maybe you've just seen her In the roto sections," Mary suggested indifferently. "She's a sort of minor nobility, you know. At least, her husband was." "Yes. Very minor," Bates agreed dryly. "Well, bow about it?" "I'll get one, of course. It you think It worth while. But hadn't you better forget the Countess and think ot The Fly? Crook or no crook, you seemed to enjoy yourself with her this afternoon," she rallied him. "Sure, I kid her along." he answered, unsmiling, "and you'd better, too. I'll bet she's a mean baby when she's riled." Mary did not appear to be listen- In!g. Inside, she felt as if she were slowly turning to stone. If Dirk did not write tomorrow—It 'lie didn't write at all- Bates saw that she was not paying attention. He touched her arm. "You listening?" he said sbarply. And when she gave him her attention he added, "What I mean Is If anybody copped her boy-friend, now, she'd shoot—get me?" Mary laughed. "Nothing is further from my thoughts," she waved binT away. Obviously ne bad misunderstood the mock gallantry witb which Bruce treated her. Angrily, she resolved to free herself of Bruce. It was a nuisance, having Wm always at her heels and besides H meant associating with the Countess, which was more tban she could stomach. Mr. Jupiter had included the woman in the party, partly as a gesture of conciliation toward Bruce, partly because her nominal status as a matron gave Mary cbaperon- age, of a sort. "Ah. there you are?" the Countess cried as Mary and Bates came up. "You will come with us, yes?" She dislodged one band from Jupiter's arm to place it supplicatingly upon Bates' tweed sleeve. An expression of exaggerated eagerness lighted her face, tbe heavy red lips were parted childishly. Sne seemed to be asking some priceless boon, when as a matter of fact she was merely asking; him to dinner. Mary looked away in disgust. "We celebrate my winnings," the other woman prattled on. Sbe cuddled the old man's arm within her own, lowered ber voice co- quettlshly. made gay. "These people must be They are very bad gamblers, these foolish ones — they bet; on the fayorite. r " She lifted sleepy, malicious eyes to Mary, let them slip over the girl insolently, before turning to the Old man again. "One should nev-air bet on the favorite to win. Monsieur Jupiter, isn't that so?" • • • •DRUCEI interrupted smoothly, ad•*•* dressing -no one In particular. "Louise proposes, a. dinner-party. She is .entranced with tbe Ambassador roof which is all dressed up for tomorrow night's fete. As a commentary upon her taste, I. regret to say th§ d,ecpr consists 'principally of '-reti 1 balloons.". The Countess' and. he exchanged a quick, unreadable glance. Mary was sure there was unfriendliness in It, but she had no interest in the 'love spats ot such a disagreeable pair. "Old Man" Jupiter lifted bis stiff frame from the divan with an effort. "Let's go eat," he said., shortly. The Countess pouted. "Ob, but we must dress first!" she wailed, in mock dismay. Jupiter said, "Well, hurry up," nnd sank down again. The Countess' eyes glittered for an instant but she took Bruco's arm and departed. Evidently Jupiter meant to cling, to hia linens but Bates agreed cheerfully. He was enjoying himself. Mary said wearily, "I'll go, too. I'va quarts of dust down my back." She did not want to report ber failure- to Mr. Jupiter Just then. Under the door of her room she found a slip of paper, a printed blank headed "Telephone Calls." Beneath was written: "Call Mr. Bowen at Shore 61." So he was there! Happily she heard him answer her pleased "Hello!" "Were you at the track this afternoon?" she asked. It seemed Incredible that she could have missed him. Her eyes burned, her head ached, she was almost sun-blind from-' that constant searching, "Where were searching of faces; you?" "Where was I? Back in the paddock, sister, gettiug an earful. Want to buy a horse?" "A horse? What on earth for? 1 ' "For the price ot her oats. She won't be much good as a racer. De L'oma kicked hell out of her for throwing the race, I understand. He must have had a wad of Jack on her. Listen, Is it'true you've got the knick-knack with you?" Mary hesitated. "What about it?" "Well, he's flat. Stony, I hear the hotel's dogging him for bis room rent. He tried to give them the old racket that bis title gave the joint social glitter. He's calling himself Count De Loma, That's a laugh! The Ambassador's thrown out better titles than bis. If it Is his!" "The Ambassador? He's here?" "If they haven't chucked him out, bag and baggage. Better get the necklace out and give bira a flash of it, quick. He'll leap at it. But lay your plans first; kid, for he'll mean business when be strikes'." A slim hand encircled tbe girl's throat, where a pulse beat chokingly. ,, "You've got me—rattled," shs gasped. "Come and tell me- what I ought to do. I badn't dreamed be was here! Why, he may be next door, right now, or—" She looked about tearfully and lowered ber send me, BO I quit." • • • A BELLtiOY stuck his head In t*« door lii response to her "Com* In," and said. "Your party's. gon« upstairs, Miss Harkness. They ask you to Join ttiem oft jhe root" Mary nodded. She told Bow«* her immediate .plans, and arranged to slip 1 away and meet him as aa possible after dinner. Trembling with suppressed «• citement, she tagged at bar bf( wardrobe trunk, hastily conning; her small array of evening dreasas. Her band fell on the Paris dress. Well r It the Countess wanted a party, she should have one. Sb« •dressed with great care. Bh» always felt like a schoolgirl besld* tliat experienced lady, anyway, but it would help some to know she wag looking welL When sbe sapped out of the- elevator she found Bates—a surprisingly altered Bates, resplendent fn evening clothes—pacing the lounge, waiting for her. "That dame gives me the creeps," he confided in. an undertone aa h« met her. "I've tailed sonve shady propositions in my day, but—" b« shook his head to Indicate bafflement. "It's just like I said," hi added disgustedly; "They're fighting already." <4 "Fighting? Wbo?" , *> "Him and her. Young Jupiter and the Countess. They went at ft hot and lieavy the minute sbe got in her room and he fn his. Their rooms are connecting, you know. He thinks she's making too much ot a play for his fat ber and sb» says what's he always hanging around after you for, If he hatea you so much. You've got her go- Ing, kid!" Mary's laugh bubbled up and over. "Ob, that's too funny!" Still smiling, she followed th« head waiter across the room toward the balcony 'table at which tbelr party was seated. Heads turned *• sbe passed. The room waa only, bait filled, owing to the early hour, but within a moment after tbe first lackadaisical diner bad looked up to see who was coming In, the last man Jn the farthest corner bad received, by a sort of electric current, the word that a strikingly prettr girl was crossing the room and be was craning bis neck to catcb sight of her. -What he saw made film open-mouthed, aud put dawn his fork. He recognized tbe girl In. stantly and sat for a few minute* wrapped IB deep thought. WUea h* could, without making himself can- spicuous, be managed to »ee who voice, "Oh, no. ~ He's In Parlor C. Throws a front, that guy. Where'll I see you? I am not stopping at tbe Ambassador, need I say? I'm her companions were . , . and a fresh shock awaited blm. Tbi wo? man In the silver dress , ,. , who was she? could she possjiply be ... and what was she doing with the Harkneaa. girl who waa all own special prey? He finished his meal hurriedly and looked again. U waa she! Tbi Countess, looking up just a moment later, missed the- look that crossed his face and as quickly erased itself dog who «ees another running »way —the look of a particularly vicious with hia bone. 4ftet the- first wa- prised instant of recognition sba suilled and cried out, la her usual note of false gaiety. "Enrique!" and bait rose to greet him. The man came forward, * zoMk settling down over his own futures, and bowed over Her hand. An odd flush came fatcv ber sallow cheeks aa she presented him to tilt others. "This Is my most dear friend, Count Enrique De Loma!" here ou my owu; the paper wouldL ; j, ('To Ue Continued)

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