Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on November 25, 1931 · Page 6
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Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas · Page 6

Hope, Arkansas
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Wednesday, November 25, 1931
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_,_ Suifofey, Sev fitsteifc we edrdialty in* guests In the •M Stfrtters Suhday _jir&es\ Mr- and Mrs aftd Mr. , and Mrs ; aftd family of near ithe Wfay home Sai$' Sunday, attending . Mlickabee of Mrs. Hticksbse's here Sxuiday. report that Joe cohfihed to his bed ift b4 Ui$ for a few Srtd family visited at _, __ hi* tie* bam about if'jfi ready to run his con- s Who-Knows heed of more than a stores, ia an article in "We have come _ ''thfc smallest town i looked tipon as neces- btlt a newspaper ad:, Newspaper read- looked upon the >fs which carry lo- town with a news- 1 sufficient local news id important regardless circulation of larger i community. It gets a -Bird Island (Minn.) .*.»<— i trundled a pump[ .with atl axle and handle «• Grove, Ohio, to Col- IEGIN HERE TODA* :iHARKB!E9S plot* to en. FLY. who «be believe* 'hcK" brother, EDDIE, ..;«>«', murder of old MRS. and later ran Eddie feml.killed him. She tm nlded of the Star. Mary'm nil do police. JUPITER return* from a woman friend nnd •t by hi* father, who hi* heir. Brace vow* r. who he think* l» a •• Dirk forbid* -Mary or continue the in- Sh* goe*"to'Miami »fTachf.'honlnB.The y»* at.UIalenh toi*ee hi. tftel DE LOMA. ited n» -the owner of home. MR. JUPITER of the «nme> make a* hy-the-rairrjilerer, bat (ltrwn» bottgbt for tx- parpocer. He flnd* U. for (15,000 In the I overhears Brace and quarreling: became «he xplnln where "he sot u bracelet. LoaUe «ny» it „ ,. Brace make* her give bracelet to Mary, who din- r». It wan utolen from , Mr*, ' r the night "lie wn« killed. B«rx' down ' to iml II In Ihe •nfe nnd encounlern The who I* pcnrntl .olT Ijy DATES, »e -,. qoar sto lipiW CjO ON'WITH THE STOIIY CHAPTER XXXVII fARY laid a light velvet-wrap .about her shoulders and stepped j tiie ball as soon as she heard (Joor close. He st'ood re^Sj^dept In evening dress, clawing 7 collar, an Improved'but'still .fi,^ , 'tightly sutburnt young man. |?All jet," Mary replied. ,ord," be groaned, "1 thoifgbt job'.wag a cinch when 1 took it. parties—but phooey!" He . hjs^in as far aa possible out ,gf bis unrelenting collar, settled It ft again and said resignedly, Diet's go." Ho hummed lu a bar or two of the 4 Jtfaroh." (race; of the old Mary was In :|3l$ giggle this provoked from her. "It will be cooler on the roof," .Q comforted him. She had grown /rather foud of the little chap in irecent days; how competent he was 9 detective she did not know, ii»{ be was doggedly willing and a jjheerfuJ BOH), and she owed him thing tor the smiles be gave She thought of the money Mr. given her and decided ie»Jy what toi do-with it. •;8he pat U in bis surprised hand ejesched the flngers on it, !" be boomed louijjy, aguast. ' made him take It. being a good egg," she said you come out with your y»'0h, tb,at." He seemed relieved tp «ha.uge the subject. "I didn't much doqe on that. Took all time getting into this boiled Maybe 1 ought to stay down Work on that—" he asked i/olly, "I could, If you weren't trting that necklace around so $-*~ r » *You come along. Let the picture 3 go for. the present. More likely It's Just some political cjndjdate he took a dislike to. liven bave their politics. 1 sup- Sates rapped on Mr. Jupiter's Dyeing the necklace mean"Phew!" he remarked. cla«8, en? There's going to aereral hundred mighty jealous at (bat party when the; that, believe me." "Come in!" yelled Mr. .lupjter In ihal made tiiein b-tiit s:ari 4* |t>0» as tbs> e; tfrni. !{!«• n-^l ized that he was very angry. Bruce was-there, leaning against a chair, examining the tip • ol -his cigaret wltb half-closed eyes. Jupiter nodded toward' chairs, then turned back-to Bruce. "Go on! Say what you've got to say," he commanded roughly. Mary's heart .sank—a quarrel with Bruce at this particular moment? If only' the < old man would soften his attitude toward his son a little, she thought Bruce might be won to hla father's vle'ws much more easily. But Bruce's manner hardened to meet his father's. "Let me get this straight," Bruce frowned, ."I'm to understand tbat you suspect Do Loma of being the man you're .after?" Jupiter,- Senior,- nodded. "Good Lord!" Bruce burst out. "I despise the chap, certainly, but —do you realize the absurdity of that? Why; he's an old friend of 'Louise's! She's known him for years, and whatever else he may be, surely It's nonsense to try to ..make him out a murderer, a—a thief—" When no, one spoke, he continued In a tone that, struggled to keep reasonable. "I- grant you he may not be precisely a lily, by the strict American code' of morals, ethics and whatnot. He's nobiiity', you know, Antl .post-war conditions— I don't say be may not have turned his band to a_ : shady deal or two, to keep frora.Bta'rring—' Mary bad an Impression that he was talking'to bolster up his own courage, that behind this scornful front he was frightened. The spec tacle of his Louise in the arms of a man of that stripe was horrible to him. Against bis judgment he must believe the best of the man or seo Louise as horribly smudged by her former association with him. "To keep from working, you mean," Bates interjected disgustedly. Before Bruce could reply, Mary checked him with another question. "You haven't told Louise what we know about 0e Loma, have you?" Bruce regarded her steadily. "Not yet," he said deliberately. "Look here, father, perhaps I can't alter your Ideas about this man just yet, but I can alter them about someone else, I imagine. I happen to havo certain facts that—well, that—" "Out w'th 'em!" the old man snapped. "No hemming and hawing. We're in a hurry." He looked at bis watch, "It's seven o'clock now," "I'll be brief," Bruce sneered. "It's this: 1 think all this pursuit of De Loma Is simply a fake on Miss Harkness' part. He Is the first man who came to hand. Therefore she points him out as the murderer. Where is the real murderer? I fancy the authorities know best about that! Why, this girl Is working you for all she can get out of you, can't you see it?" Bates moved forward threateningly, but Mr. Jupiter held up a restraining hand. "So far I've submitted with fairly good grace to all tuis hocus-pocus, but I ask you—isn't it odd that the pursuit of this—phantom, let us say —should take on the general lines of a pleasure jaunt of the first order? A long yacht cruise—a look-in at the race-tracks—a life of considerable charm in this rather attractive resort—Bermuda In the offlng, and—'' Bruce indicated the blanched girl with an impatient gesture, "my mother's jewels flaunt' (I nil over the place!" fie slopped quieter voice, like a lawyer ending his diatribe, "Now, I submit, father—" "You submit what?" his father prompted, in a level voice. "Why, that you'd do better to get rid of this woman and -forget the other thing. She's broken with her fiance. For what? Because she's after bigger game. You! Sbe's carried mo along very graciously because she can't • get' rld ; of'me. Why," Mary felt as If the scorn in Ibis eyes would wither her where she stood, "right under your nose she's grabbing right-and left .whatever she can get her hands on- right now she's got a diamond bracelet of Louise's salted away! How's that for cuteness? De Loma loaned it to Louise, and she got ft away from all of us. Why, she's slicker than De Loma dares to be!" There was a long minute or two of ghastly silence, broken by Bates' heartfelt exclamation, "Well, I'll be damned!" Ho laughed then—positively roared. Mr. Jupiter quirked an eyebrow, looked as If he would have smiled, too. If he had not felt so heartsick at this tirade of 'his son's. Mary stumbled to a window and looked out. Father and son faced each other. "That bracelet," Jupiter spoke gently, as if to a child, "was your mother's, son. It was part of what the—robber got when be—when he shot your mamma, and-.got away. I'd know -the brace.let anywhere. I :had it made special-for-her the time you didn't come-home, that summer—remember? ' You said you would and then something'changed your plans. She felt* kinda bad. I wanted to give her something. Why," be looked round at Mary ex citedly, "1 believe to my soul It's ,•701 her Initials in it! Did you no- Mary shook her head. "Well, It has. You look next tlruo. If Louise got It from De Lonia, then that proves all we've bean trying to prove. Sure as sin he's tiio man killed your mamma. Ilruce Now, Is that enough for you? Anything else you want to say?" Bruce still leaned against the chair, but there was something altered in him—a sort of crumpling of the spirit that drew a faint pity even from the girl he had just denounced. After all, he was only a rather strong-headed young man who had swallowed an overdose of cynicism and sophistication at too early an age. Mr. Jupiter spoke to him then more gently than Mary had ever heard him. •• "Bruce, my son," he said, "we need you. Will you help us?" Bruce drew himself up, refusing to meet his father's eyes. He was not yet ready to give In. "There must be some explanation—" he stammered. "Till I've beard both sides, I can't—" "You'll not speak a word of this to De Loma or to tbat woman, either!" Jupiter flared. "You hear me? I'll put you under lock and key If you don't give me your solemn promise not to open your mouth on the subject to either of them, until we've had a chance to make an arrest. Promise me." Mary came forward, laid her ,,, WAZEL 7 ROSS ; MAI LEY '©1931 &YW Service Inc tonight. If De Loma learns we have the bracelet, It may be dangerous, you see—" sha explained for Bruce's benefit. "I imagine you won't want to have dinner with us now and I'm sure she won't." "You imagine correctly. Nothing give us greater pleasure than hand on Mr. Jupiter's threatening fist. "Let him do just this, if he will," she soothed. "Ask him 10 n.-ep Louise away from the hotel i-u this evening to avoid any further scenes- Keep her where she w—ri see or speak to lie I.nnia. u..ul ;;oi |i.ol<J t?f himself, spoke in a we'vw done \vb:U ,ve f.laiuic'd to dc to -offer you our regrets." With, that .Bruce went out. : Mary turned impulsively to the old man, her heart wrung by the forlorn expression on his face. ' "Don't worry. He'll come around all' right! Everything will come out flne^-see It it doesn't! "• -SUe kissed him lightly on .the cheek and was relieved 'to see "his eyes twinkle at her "mischievously. ; "He certainly slammed you around proper, didn't he, tnlss?" he teased. There was an unaccustomed flash in the gray eyes. "I'll make him eat those words some day!" '"But look here," he turned serious suddenly, "you oughtn't to take a chance wearing that necklace up there, Mary! It — it worries me—" "Just let him seo it!" Mary pleaded. "Then I'll take it off— Bates or you can take it away and lock it up again, if you like. He thinks I've got it out of the safe, but ho isn't sure. If he shows up tonight at all, this will make him try for it now. I don't want to wait any longer, either— I want to know quickly. And then as soon as the police take him, I want to get back to New York." "That so?", r Jupiter seemed surprised. "Now I kinda counted on your going. on a little fishing trip soon as this Is ovor— itinda made up my mind I'd like to try for some baracuda down around Dry Tortugas — " Wary snid tremulously, "I'm afraid I've lost my (isli and I must go back and get him!" Suddenly she was crying, to her Intense mortification. "Ho!" Jupiter scoffed, patting her shoulder. "He'll conio running the minute he sees you. Don't you worry," "Say!" Henry Dates demanded, gruffly. "When do we cat?" They all went out to tLie elevator together. There was the sound of a telephone ringing, and after listening a minute they decided that it came from Mary's room. Bates groaned at the delay and rolled Impatient eyes to the ceiling to Indicate the state of his appetite. At first the voice over the wire appeared to be no one Mary recognized. She was about to hang up, thinking someone had called tt|a room by mistake. It was c. girl's voice, and she appeared to be pleasantly excited about something. "It's the mail clerk, Miss Harkness!" "Oh," Mary said, "of course. Stupid, of me. Vou'vo a letter for me, is that it?" "Not a letter, Miss Harkness, but I wanted to tell you— you've been so anxious for a letter from Mr. Ruyther— that lie's here, now." "Here? Where?" "Here in Miami. At the Blackstone, I think. But just look at tonight's paper, under 'New Arrivals,' and you'll see it, I have to read it -every day. you know, to know who's stopping at the other hotels, in case the wrong letters came here, you see—" "Thank you! Thank you!" "I thought you'd want to know!" lu a perfect daze of happiness, Mary hung up the receiver. IMrk was here! Dirk had come! He hadn't written, he had come himself! (To -tie C'onti:i::ed) tfew el Prices the lowest HA otitftfiilen years'of re*- tairim*rehftNdteh*g. such low prides wise .hofTiwr#.; 'tn It won't Jb^tonf ? ufttllH' d&t'istmas. Be pre£ftB«4-f<5r< wttttf* weather ttity at'savittgs! Full F^.hSoned Ho«« Fdi'merly;..$! ;00' hose) all silk-f foni 14 : smartshiaeM8'-tOt select ifromv Sizes 8 1 /t> P ho-eni kx H b * «*' Hose of thfc better sort; Nationally knowti^—dull; finish;—in the smart news shades of ; the season. For your Holiday affairs. Pair Long-sleeve/.ankle length union suits for thei miss. Sizes 2 to 16. Fleeced 'for warmth. Fancy trimming. After Thanksgiving sale price A big showing of Coats ; f or the little miss. Sizes 2' to 8. All colors— many are trimmed : in fur; Made as ^careful'ly as-Mother's After <Thahks- giving sale'pricev v * >'-. ; -. .-• Ladies and Misses Made slip-over or coat style—in brilliant plaids and stripes, and in colid oldrs. After Thanksgiving sale price - 2. BLANKETS- Part Wool Blankets—warm, fleecy and comfortable. Pret-j ty patterns. Thanksgiving sale price 85c Part wool double blankets— just the thing for winter ngihts. Patterns • that are beautiful. Thanksgiving sale price 98c-»L25 Us And Jumpers For Men and Boys 49 220 weight blue denim overalls, triple stitched, and cut full width. We've sold thousands of pairs of these overalls. |The suit 98. An exceptaonal collection of outstanding values in Bbys' school and dress suits. Get the boy outfitted, for winter while you can t a k e> advantage of such: low . prices, and "an assortment of patterns so complete. , , One-Pant Suits - 3,98 eep-Lined C . oats Men's and boys' sheep lined coats—made to keep out the cold weather. Well made, heavy weight. After Thanksgiving sale, < V iMen's; Red Rap work shirts, in blue, gray or i khaki. Cut full; triple sew- 'etf, made coat style or but>_ j ton down . front. After ; Thanksgiving sale price. Boys Shirts Boys' dress and school shirts—made of genuine broadcloth in pretty patterns and in solid colors. After Thanksgiving sale price 49c Latest patterns, including Collegiate • designs. Sizes 4 to 16. Made for service—priced a tthe greatest value we've seen in 15 years. Thanksgiving sale price WORK GLOVES GAUNTLETS With leather palms and fingers. 50c values. Thanuksgiving sale price 39c WORK GLOVES 35c value work gloves—made for ser- yj-ce and for warmth. Sale price 25c. 6-CO. HOPE "The Leading Department Store" PRESCOTT NASHVILLE

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