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Mason City, Iowa
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Tuesday, December 15, 1936
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MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZITTE, DECEMBER 15 1936 SEVEN , BLOODHOUNDS *SZ~ 8y~- WALTER S. MASTERMAN ^*> <_/ rjOFTJnCKTT MUHirD PT CWTR «. PKEM A8MOCUTW READ THIS FIRST: Jack Reid, only witness to the murder of Sir Henry Severinie In the chapel of his ancient Abbey, Is a ne'er-do-well who has been posing as an Itinerant painter. In the chapel to steal a jeweled cross. Reid could raise no alarm at the time of the murder for fear of incriminating himself. Richard Selden, summoned from Scotland Yard, questions Lady Hilda, the victim's widow, and Eric Colindale, asent for the estate who is in love with her. He also talks with Mrs. Thornton, the housekeeper. The bloodhounds oi Colonel Graham, a neighbor, Lave traced Sir Henry's body to the coffin of his father. Announcing he is going to London, Selden urges Jack Reid to communicate with Sylvia Lawrence, governess of the two Scverinee children and have her move her room and the children's to another part of the house. Reid relays the detective's warning to Sylvia whom he secretly admires, talking to her from a tree near her window. The Severinge lawyer reads Sir Henry's strange will to Lady Hilda and Colindale in which he leaves everything to his butler, James, except an allowance for his children and widow PROVIDED she married Colindale. Lady Hilda and Colindale are shocked by the contents of the will. The agent joes off to find Sylvia and the children. Colindale and Lady Hilda have words as they discuss the future. Reid is impressed with the funeral services for Sir Henry. (Now Go on With the Story) CHAPTER 23 THE SOFT beauty of the organ notes, and the infinite pathos and loveliness of the office for the dead, clothed in the most magical and inspired language ever written, held Reid spellbound, in a dream of ecstasy during Si>- Henry's funeral. This mere clod of earth lying beneath the Union Jack—garishly out of place—was hailed with all the panoply of heaven as a ransomed soul "in sure and certain hops of a glorious resurrection," Could human presumption or sublime faith rise to greater height? "For the trumpet shall sound and the dead shall be raised incorruptible ... for this mortal shall put on immortality." The squalid lives of the dwei- lers in the Abbey, with their petty intrigues, sank dow.i like black fiends of night under the spell of the triumphant acclamation, and lifted this jealous, morose old man beyond the confines of the Abbey into something vast and real—death. Death trampled underfoot in scornful defiance— "O death, where is ihy sting? O grave, where is thy victory?" Silence as though for the passing of the soul from the tortured body, and then the first nwving notes of the Dead March from "Saul," the solemn dirge that marks the end from which there is no escape, when the golden bowl is broken and the silver cord unloosed, and dust returns to the earth as it was. And then the music changed to a paeon of victory in crashing, triumphant chords that v.-braled from the ancient roof. The coffin was lowered by silent men in black to the crypt below, where the body of the last Vif the Severinges would wait for the last summons, if the exquisite words of the service were more than the mere jargon o:! the ritual. Almost stunned by the beauty of it all, Reid slipped out quickly into the court, longing for solitude, and sat down on an old bench set against the chapel wall. • He was joined by Colonel Gra- ham, who was obviously upset by the funeral. He showed it by his abrupt manner. Dressed in a black frock coat and silk hat, he looked the county magnate. "Hello. Reid," he said gruffly. "I hate these funerals, don't you?" "I suppose it all depends upon how much you know the person who is being buried." "Yes, I suppose so." He looked in disgust at the mellow brick of the old building "What the devil he wanted to live here for, I can't think!—it was a living death— and I remember him as a fine horseman, straight rider, and a crack shot. What an end!" The colonel sat down beside Reid, evidently ill at ease. "He brought it on himself." The colonel went on as though talking to himself. "If he had listened to me he would never have come back for his father's death and to inherit a well-nigh bankrupt estate or married that !" He used a word that is not as a rule current in polite society. "You knew him well?" The colonel turned his deep- set, keen eyes on Reid. "Of course I did—known him since he was a boy." He pulled himself up sharp. "That's the worst of these funerals—they start one off on reminiscences of the past. I must get back to my house." "Do you think, colonel," Reid said, as the other rose and held out his hand, "that the murderer will be discovered?" The answer was startling. "Found—I hope he is on his way to .America by this time. Well, goodby, my lad—I suppose you'll be going away now that the excitement is over." He did not even wait for an answer, but hurried off with great loping strides like one of his bloodhounds. A sense of restlessness attacked Reid. He wanted to go, and could not imagine why he was staying in this gloomy court; and then realization came to him that he was glued to that window, shut now and silent. Unconsciously he had been "waiting for a glimpse of Sylvia. In sudden anger at his foolishness, he made for the front gate and returned to the Bull Inn and, realizing that he was hungry, ordered lunch. Hucks, in russet black and an unusual collar and tie, came in apologizing for the fact that the servants had all gone t^ the funeral and had not returned, although he had come back in a car. He seemed disposed to talk, and Reid was not sorry, as he wanted to get the brooding melancholy of the Abbey out of his head. "It's a queer thing for you, sir," the landlord said, picking up a tankard that Reid had ordered for him. "Coming down here, casual like, and getting mixed up with a murder." "I am sure I wish I had never come," Reid replied knowing in his heart that the statement was not true. "I suppose," Hucks said, fidgeting awkwardly, "this is the first time you've been in these parts?" Reid started—was this lout of K landlord getting the idea into his head that he had come down to murder Sir Henry? "Of course—I've never been In checks COLDS und FEVER Liquid, Tarjicu first day Salve. No»t £>ropi Headache, 3o minntt 666 Try ••Rnk-Mj-TI»m'--\Vorl()'« Bttit Llnln "CHUCKLE" CONTEST FREE CECIL TICKETS Third Week's Contest started Friday, Dec. 11, and continues until 6 P. M. Thursday, Dec. 17. 36 Cecil Theater Tickets will be awarded to the winners of the Third Week's contest, and of the Fourth Week's contest. "Chuckle" contest continues 2 more weeks. It is being held in conjunction v.-jth the Globe-Gazette's Christmas Gift Guide appearing on the Want Ad page. HERE ARE THE RULES: Look over the Christmas Gilt Guide ads and select one line just as it appears from 3, 4 or 5 separate ads. Then combine the lines you select into one humorous paragraph, like the Sample Chuckle given here: Give him a SHIRT for Christmas, last for years and we feature them Any size As, Low as $37.75 Installed. Just writ* your "Chuckle" on a piece of paper—th«s cut out the complete Christmas Gift Guide ads from which you »elcct lines to compose your "Chuckle," and paste or pin them to the same sheet of paper. Then lake * pen or pencil and circle the line used from each ad Also date the sheet ol paper, on which you prepare your "Chuckle" the same as the date tin the Globt-Gwittt* Com which you clip the »d», B« sure that your complete "Chuckle" Is from toe Gift Guide ads appearing in a single issue of the Globe- Gazette. You may send in a new "Chuckle" every day. but only one ','Qiuckle" lj to be prepared from any one issue of. the Globe-Gazette. Each of tha It contestants who prepare the most humorous and best arranged ••Chuckles." and have them at the Globe-Gazette office by 6 o'clock p. m. Thursday, December 17. 1938, will be awarded one pair of Cecil Theater guest tickets. Mail or bring your "Chuckle" to the Globe-Gazette. Address them to "Chuckle Contest Editor," care of the Want Ad department. Globe- GazetU. Mason City, Iowa. The third week's winners will be announced In the Home Edition on Monday, December si. and in the City and Sunrise editions on Tuesday, December 22. Everyone; is eligible to participate in the contest, except Globc-Gazett* employes and their families. The decision of the judges will be final. In eaae of ties, duplicate awards will be given. The fourth of the weekly iont««ts will begin on Friday, December 18, and will close at • p. Tn. Thursday, December 24. STARTS AT THE NEW CECIL TODAY 'THREE MEN ON A HORSE" with Frank McHujh, Joan Blondell and Allen Jenkins. this part of England in my life," he snapped, "No offense, sir, I'm sure. Only —you'll not mind my saying so, but did you ever know some people called Escott?" Some fleeting memory flashed through Reid's mind. "Escott?" He had heard that word somewhere. "No," he said, a little doubtfully, "I don't think I ever have." And then he recalled, with a thrill, that this was the- name he had been told was his own at the institution. "Strange," the landlord muttered. "I knew someone of that name many years ago and, <if you'll forgive me for saying so, you're the living image of him." "Never knew him," Reid said confidently. It was a strange coincidence, but probably pure chance. "I'll see about your lunch, sir." Hucks rose heavily and went out, an directly the door was . shut, recollection flashed back with a sudden thrill—"Escott," the word that Sir Henry had uttered in the moment of his attack before death came to silence his tongueX. He was glad Hucks had gone, or his face must have betrayed something, for the coincidence was strange. After lunch he was aimlessly waiting about, hardly knowing what to do with himself, and dreading a return to his Jonely cottage, when Colindale came into the garden. "I'm off," he said, with a mirthless laugh; "taking a holiday, and I shan't be sorry to be out of it all I wanted to see you before I,went I'm sick of aU these inquiries and the depressing atmosphere of .the place!" To Reid there came a feeling ol relief—Sylvia would be free from his attentions, at any rate. "You remember," Colindale Vent on, in a slightly embarrassed manner, "when we met before, I asked you to help me—you can Co so now il you care to." ."Money?" "No, that's all right; but I was agent, ybu know, of the estate." At the word, "was," Reid pricked up his ears. "Someone else will have to carry'on now for Lady Severinge, and I wondered whether you would care for the job." Reid's heart beat fast, but he showed nothing in his face. Was this mere chance, or had fate played into his hands? "I don't know the faintest thing about it," he said, with a smile. • "Oh,' that doesn't matter—the papers in my office are in perfect order, and the whole place wor'.ts automatically now. It's only a matter of supervision and paying the gardeners," "I don't suppose I should stand a chance." "Oh yes, you will—I've spoken to Lady Severinge, telling her to take you on. You see, after what has happened, it would be much better if you were there than a stranger, and she agrees." Reid eyed the other coldly. '•You^had better tell me how matters stand—it will be safe with me." • "When I return I hope to marry Hilda—of course, it's too early to discuss it at present—but you will understand that I'could hardly remain on as" agent in those circumstances," "I understand—then I shall wait till I hear from Lady- Severinge, is that it?" "You can take it from me that it will be all right. And, the way, keep an eye on that butler, James—I to your discretion, but don't get sparking about with Sylvia Lawrence—she's a topping little girl, but a prude and can't see a joke." Reid wheeled round to hide his face, whicb • despite all his sell- control, had gone red. "And you don't want a reference or testimonials or anything?" he managed to say. "Not with a man like you—besides, you'U find Lady Severinge knows a gentleman when she sees one." He laughed a little harshly. ."I like you, and I know you'll play the game." "It's the first time I have ever taken a job in-my life," Reid said, grinning sheepishly at Colindale. "AH the better—open air life and plenty of exercise. I wish you luck. I'll drop you a line form my club." (To Be Continued) New French Envoy A recent picture of George Bonnet, former French minister cf finance, is above. He is slated to succeed ^irt4re-de Laboulaye as ambassador to the United States. OCCUPATIONAL TAX SUSTAINED Section of State's Chain Store Law Upheld by Iowa High Court. DES MOESTES, (£>)—The Iowa supreme court unanimously upheld Tuesday the occupational tax section of the Iowa chain store tax law. The United States supreme court three weeks ago declared the gross receipts tax section of the law,-which would have raised most of the revenue expected under the tax, unconstitutional. The United States supreme court decision was given on the state's appeal from a three judge federal court decision holding the gross receipts section unconstitutional, Upheld by 3 Judges. Constitutionality of the occupa-. tional tax section was not questioned before the United States supreme court, but previously had been upheld by the three judge federal court. The state supreme court ruling was on the appeal of the Tollerton-Warfield company of Sioux City from a Polls county district court decision which upheld the validity of both sections of the law. .The Sioux City firm contended that sections of the act were vague and -inconsistent, that the tax was confiscatory and that it violated the "due process" provision of the federal constitution. Legislature Hid Power. The Iowa court ruled that the legislature had the power to impose the occupational tax, which ranges from S5 yearly a store in chains- of from two to 10 stores, up to $155 a store.for each store more than 50 in chain. The Polk county ruling which upheld the gross receipts tax section was" sent back for a ruling consistent with-the United- States supreme court's findings. The decision was one of 35 handed down by the court. Kanawha Man Hurt as Car Hits Parked Auto KANAWHA—Howard Kuidji of Kanawha was cut severely on the face in a car accident Howard was going north and did not see the William Harriman car parked in front of the ' Raymond Rust farm home about two miles north of Kanawha. Mr. Harriman had run out of gas .and was on his way back to town for gas when the accident happened. The cars were badly damaged, Howard was badly shaken up, but suffered no broken bones. EXTRA HEAVY ALL WOOL SNOW SUITS REGULAR $6.00 CAP TO MATCH. DOUBLE KNEES, ZIPPER STYLES. SIZES 2 to 8 SAN RAIZES' ANNUAL PRE-INVENTORY WHY PAY MORE WHEN YOU CAN BUY FOR LESS AT SAM'S SALE WORTH Of MERCHANDISE 1 ASK OUR f CLERKS MEN'S ALL WOOL FANCY PLAID SPORT JACKETS VALUES TO $6.00 Zipper ttyles with genuine talon foitcner. 32 and 34 ounce fine quality wool. Sizes 34 to 46. EXTRA Special MEN'S FELT HATS VALUES TO $3.00 We purchased a hat jobber's entire stock to make this great value possible. Over 500 hats to choose from. All new fall styles. JUST IN TIME FOR THRIFTY CHRISTMAS SHOPPERS. USEFUL GIFTS AT PRICES THAT ARE GUARANTEED TO SAVE YOU MONEY. LARGE ASSORTMENT OF FANCY AND PLAIN , SWEATERS AT UNUSUAL EXTRAORDINARY LOW PRICES HAVE BEEN ARRANGED ON BOYS' SUITS, JACKETS AND OVERCOATS. SEE C'JR UNMATCHABLE VALUES. LARGE ASSORTMENT GENUINE BEACON Bath Robes Regular t $4.00 3 Values See These Wonderful- Values — Shop Early! MEN'S WINTER DRESS CAPS 69c "BOSS" HEAVY COTTON GLOVES Red Top — Outside Nap Pr. "SPRINGTEX" ALL WOOL Union Suits Genuine Utica "Spring Needle" Knit. Regular $5.00 Value. Now 'BIG YANK" SUEDE CLOTH FLANNEL SHIRTS Regular 98e Value MEN'S NON-WILT COLLAR DRESS SHIRTS New Patterns—Vat Dyed 98c MEN'S FANCY PLAID SCARFS Exceptional Values SPECIAL PRICES ON OUR ENTIRE LINE OF LUGGAGE. SEE OUR VALUES. BOYS' SHEEPLINED COATS Regular $4.00 Values. $2.98 "FURTEX" JACKETS UNUSUAL SAVINGS IN CHRISTMAS GIFTS for Every Member of the'Family MEN'S TIES Regular 50e Values, now. ... Special Value MEN'S DRESS SOX Double Heel and Toe Men's Lined LEATHER GLOVES Regular $1.25 and AO M $1.50 Values, now JfOV Boys' Fancy DRESS SOX Fine Quality TOWEL SETS 69c Ladies' Fancy HANDKERCHIEFS 3 to Box 15c 25c Box Fancy Sheer TEA APRONS 59c lOc Pr. Boys' Fast Color DRESS SHIRTS Fancy Box STATIONERY Regular 35c Value 25c Box 49c Children'* Cotton HOSE lOc Pr. Special Value BOYS' SHOES Regular $2.50 Values $1.98 Pr Ladie*/ Fine Quality FABRIC GLOVES Regular 49e Value Me P, Fancy Embroidered PILLOW CASES 29c Ea. Ladies' Hand Embroidered COTTON GOWNS 59c EXTRA SPECIAL Part Wool Double Blankets She 72x84 Sateen Binding Regular < $3.98 « Value CHILDREN'S SHOES Special Values 98c „ $1.98 Pr. Ladies' Lined RUBBER GALOSHES 98CP, BEAUTIFUL IMPORTED RAYON SPREADS Regular $2.95 Value $1.98 CHILDREN'S WOOL GLOVES Special Values 19c Pr. Ladies' Full Fashioned Silk HOSE Fine quality service or chiffon. New fall colors. Special. SPECIAL SALE MEN'S SUITS 6c OVERCOATS Values to $20.00 AND EXTRA SPECIAL Men's Weatherproof JACKETS Look like leather and warm as wool. Regular I $3.50 * Values OPEN EVENINGS UNTIL CHRISTMAS SAM RAIZES DEPARTMENT STORE 301 South Federal Ave. Telephone 434 "THRIFTY SHOPPERS SAVE AT SAM'S' Values to $27.50 A late season purchase makes these great values | possible. Fancy young men's double breasted suits. Full belt and half belt, all wool overcoats.

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