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Friday, December 22, IU 'i'brd Four TIIE DAILY CLINTONIAN THE DAILY CXINTOMA MIGNON C. EBERHART Mil WOLF IN MAN'S CLOTHING DISTRIBUTED BY KIN6 FEATURES SYNDICATE, INC. 1B4S BY AUTHOR fcuHlalma aa The Weekly CHatoolMi 1N A OUatoa PUlnJenlsr bsorted In 1900 PsbUihed Dally Except Saturday end Bub4j fleorge L. Carey - - Editor and Publisher CHAPTER TWENTY-ONE been refilled only three a ay eg-He hadn't had an attack since, bo It was a full, new supply. And I don't The fleeting glimpse I had of the I at toe Poatofflce at Clinton, Indlua rat rem nded me of a very trivial sec why you don t get to the point. a Second Claaa Matter thing I had forgotten up to then. i Indiana Republican Edlt. la! "Why. yes " I said. "As a matter He was given a hypodermic, you know that; Claud saw what he felt sure was the mark and told me. No of fact there wna something. Alexia stormed yawning so sud Phone 83 Phone 32 body but a nurse would have gives him a hypodermic a nurse or denly her jaws snapped together and Maud's scorn changed to alert interest. I went on. "There was a doctor, and Claud wasn't here. And vou know who had a motive. MfMBOtfmnti I asked quickly, "A hypodermic mark? ovbucahnwm AscnriATtim 0 Nugent glanced at me and kind of bump against the closed door to my patient's room." "Bump!" exclaimed District Attorney Soper. "Yes. Something In the hall truck airainst the door." Maud stopped, shooting a black look at me. Nugent said, "Do you want to say something, Nurst "Sometliittgt What?" cried the ers and his lawyer. There seemed to be, however, little question on that point. He had been a rich man. living well within an income which was, certainly, on the more or less lavish side. Only later inquiry could confirm it, but just then there seemed to be no reasonable doubt but that his affairs were perfectly sound. Nothing however was said of his will which seemed to me another omission. After that they went into the matter of alibis very cautiously, very suavely, so one didn't at lirst realize the exact trend of all their detailed questions of time. In the end, however, so far as I could see, no one really had an alibi except Craig. Nicky, at least, had admitted his presence in the morning room when Conrad returned. Hud he seen Drue? Was he going to tell of her interview with Conrad? There was no way to know and no way to read Nicky's enigmatic face. At length the District Attorney observed, rather pettishly, that there was no alibi, really, for murder by poison, looked impatiently at Nugent and fidgeted. Nugent looked back at him and shook liis head, only a little, almost imperceptibly, but Keate?" "Yes. I don't see how anyone, even a doctor, can make a positive statement about the mark made by a hypodermic needle. ' It is verf small; frequently so small that it can't be seen at all. The skin i elastic and instantly closes after the needle is withdrawn." Maud's eyes snapped. "It fre CHRISTMAS, 1944. The people of the United States celebrate Christmas, 1944, in the conscious- quently Khows, too. I shrugged. "I don't question Dr. Chi very 's statement to the effect that he found some sort of small rss that sons, husbands ana otners are v.ed in bitter warfare against the en- mark that might have been made by a hypodermic needle. I do ques .11C tion anyone being able to say with as if he'd said, "Wait not yet." any degree of certainty that a- well, a bare pinprick is the mark .h of a needle." ; " the nation. jobering realization but, never-, the great Christian holiday will fibrin the hope of mankind for a flcrious day. Designed to honor the of Peace it brings to us all an op- .ity to give expression to happy P. A. "What was it? Didn't you go to the door and open it and look?" "Yes, I did .open the door and I aw . . ." I stopped again on the verge of saying I had seen Nicky coming from a room down the hall. But that was wrong. I had seen Nicky, but that was before something whatever it was had struck against the door, and struck so sharply it roused me and the cat. that was wrong, too; the cat ha . already aroused, as if he heard someone in the hall. The bump against the door had come later. And when I had got to the door and opened it no one was in the hall. iTho District Attorney said, ''Well, who did you see ? Who did you see ?" "I didn't see anyone. I don't know who it was. I saw nothing." "lint if on . . ." bejran Soper explosively, and Nugent said, "All riidit, Keate. We believe you." His eye looked very narrow and rrcen. He went on quickly, "You vcre in the library when you heard the sound of something falling. What did you do?" "I ran upstairs." I told him of it again, briefly. And brought for-ward what seemed to be, up to then, a bit of new evidence, or at least a new fact. That was the matter of Craig's being found in the linen closet, unconscious and bleeding from a bruise on his temple. "He sa&s somebody was in the hall and struck him," I explained. The District Attorney interrupt "Miss Keate' frowned Maud. "You are not here to question the I saw that. And I thought I prepared myself for it. I didn't really; no one does against catastrophe. But I knew that it was cuming; they had asked ubuut a hypodermic, so they had seen that tiny red mark on Conrad Brent's arm. They had searched Drue's room and mine ami had taken away the little bag in veracity of the doctor you are working for!" "It's the plain truth. Ask any one. which she carried instruments and Maud whirled around toward Nugent. "Dr. Chivery's word hai never been questioned. As I was about to say, it is obvious that only the few drugs she had, so they knew she had a supply of digitalis and knew she didn't have a hypodermic as I had and as any nurse nor one person in the house had a mo-i mally would have. They had established the fact that Conrad's medi i live. That was Drue Cable." j "Mrs. Chivery . . ," began Nu-; gent, but she went on so vehemently I that her tight little body jerked;. I iu r black eyes plunged in littU j oursts from one to the other of us. "She must have come down ta cine was gone, vox and ail, so ne couldn't have taken it InnuelX. They wouldn t have far to looii for a motive, or a witness of sort.-. either, for Nicky must have seen , ;he library to see him; to try to persuade him not to make her go lie had told her she must leave today. She threatened him, yesterday, Drue going to the horary even it for any purpose of his own, he did not then admit it. Above all, thj lilernoon. l heard her and bo did .vou, Nicky, You heard her say, 'I, P could kill you for this.' I know ex- lease kelp keep LONG DISTANCE :i:tly what happened. She came to1 ihe library and she accused him oil , and to participate in the festivities at carry joy to the hearts of children. Ti:ven a people at war can turn momen-tr !iy to gaily decorated trees, multi-color-tJ lights, holly wreaths and sprigs of mistletoe, exchange gifts and friendly greetings. These Christmas customs, this year, will be tinged with an overtone of sadness over the absence of loved ones whose memory add to the meaning of the Christmas season. Peculiarly sacred to the children the pre ?nt Christmas must not fail to reach the growing hearts of millions of little boys and girls. This is their great holiday, the day of magical gifts and supreme happiness. Let all adults have a hand in making Christmas real to children. In so doing they will share the great joy of the celebration. In Christian countries the holiday has a special religious significance, commemorating the birth of Jesus Christ. It is appropriate for us, in the midst of our remember the natal day of the Christian Savior by observing its religious significance. Many churches will have special services and all will feature special programs on the Sunday before the 25th. Families with members overseas, fac iook Soper and Nugent exchanged admitted a previously agreed-upon ; purpose. So they had not yet questioned Drue. My feeling about that w:; ; right. Obviously they thought that it would weaken her to have to sit-there before them and hoar the cae built up possibilities eliminated, j circumstances set forth so they j ; ; ; j I breaking up her marriage. Conrad had an attack and asked her for tlL cans circuits clear fc lor necessary on medicine; she went to the desk am? and took the medicine away, pr :ended it was gone. So Conrad, dying, begged her to help him. Shf was a nurse. How could he know ed. "Who?" "He said he doesn't know. But if someone did that it proves there was an intruder, a a thief . . ." "But he said he was in the hall when he was struck," said Soper, looking a little impressed with his own astuteness, and very pompous. "You say you found him in the linen room." "I did. Or rather Miss Cable found him there first." Aj;ain glances went to Drue; again no one questioned her. "Someone must have dragged him into the linen ?losat and left him there. A man, 1 mean." "A woman could have done it," hep-an Soper, and Nugent cut in rather quickly. "I'll question (Vaig Bnmt later." Soper frowned, tapped hi.-, stomach and began again brisk- , December 24, 25 and 26. what she would do . . . ?" were indisputable. I felt cold, as if all my niusi'lrs had tightened hard. I felt that I had to look at Drue and I wouldn't. It came sooner than I expected and it was worse. Maud at last brought the thing to its ugly climax. She said, interrupting a question as to any possibility of the medicine box having been empty ''Stop! We'll get a lawyer. Yoti can't accuse . . .1 rose and Nugent wa.i at my side, his hand tight on my arm. Drue looked like a ghost, with great dark eyes fastened off Maud. There was a shadow of 4 if 3 n sy A INDIANA BELL TELEPHONE COMPANY and thrown away by Conrad himself, previous to his attack, "Non mile on Alexia s lips. Maud swept on vigorously, black eyes snappinf. "Sd she gave him a hypodermic of digitalis and she gave him too niiK-h. It killed him. She thought it would never be traced. That's how it happened . . (To be continued) CWpjrliht br Mlcnm 0. BMrhirtf - " DllUlbut.d in King riutai SfDJiciu, Im. Taking a Backward Glance ly. "Now then.about Conrad Brent's business affairs . . ." That did not take a very long 'J:ne; everyone I think was ton-yin.-ed that Conrad's businessaf-"' r'3 were in good order and in any ? it would be an ea?y matter for i to find out through his bank sense!" Everyone looked at her. She said again, "That's utter nonsense ! Conrad never would have done that. He always kept a supply of digitalis on hand. Besides, as Claud has al-1 ready told you, his prescription had j ! At the Movie j AfUSH Iriilay Mtd Sadnday Columbia l'lctureH "Cry of the Werewolf," a new thriller to shock oven the. muni inveterate mystery fans, will open at the Wabash Theatre Friday. ' Nina Foeh, Stephen Crane, Osa .latinen. Blanche Yurka and Har-ton Mat-Lane appear in this film of a lady werewolf's vengeance. heads the east of Parainoun "2. Have a care about holiday automobile driving. (Jl'len roadu are fry, corners nkidd-y and drivers Honielimi'H are 'overcome by the holiday spirit and are off Kuurd. . Itoatl Contact Low inflation causes cxcesiv( "Take It liig," coming to the W ing the enemy, will reverently pray for the safety of their men. No finer day for supplication can be found than the one which marks the advent of the Prince of Peace who expounded the principles of life for which our soldiers, sailors, marines and airmen fight. With our appeals to the Maker of Man will be our hope that next Christmas will see millions of families bash theatre Sunday with At year as a FHC western star with I "Wild Horse phantom' 'opening I at the Wabash theatre tonight. ! Sunday, .Mxmltiy , j ud Tuesday 1 The vcr popular Jack Haley Ijiistor Crabb who prior lo entering films, gained interna I innul fauif? as tbc only American who finished first in a h wf mmlng e-vent in the 1 !i 3 2 Olympic (ianies at Los Angeles, starts his'fourth Heih Hughes and Harriet Hillla as his co-stars, TWENTV YEARS AGO TODAY (Union Kagli-H M ill Hold ('Union lOaglcs' IoUkc annuun-era plans l or I he "Kirnl Annual 10a files" circuit." It Is lo bo held in Clinton January fih lu lutii in-clusiyr. Tim lodgi; lias eonii m:Utl for nix aclH uf circus and vaudeville lo Ik slapcri at Dreamland liall. N in t h sireot. A b:iby show, fasliiun show, 'br-auty review" pojjuhirit y ron-tfst and oilier features arc planned, including displays hy any merchant, tlfrtirins to inaKe uw of booths. The inanafienieiii an noun (tf :id contact and wear on ures, FIVE SHIPS A DAV. The shipyards of the nation delivered 154 vessels in November but. now that the submarine menace has been scotched no Tlf I TP tU. TOII FR 1 I THIMK YOOW A BRUTE I IT'S OMLY A MATTER OF J ( ) iJ WHERE WLO . J ; HE'S TREATED HIS GIRL. M-j V h MIMUTE! 1M kWvJ Q1 L,Ke , I J, FRIEND ABOMINABLY. rSHTV (. B YOQ7 J ; 1 body pays much attention to the excellent I ll"',p wi" '" ""' i -inn record. j towns :uul It Ui tho plan in nl- The month's output ran up to J,532 the Mniii ,miip imo ennum to Droduction for the first eleven months nf 'tin- cirrus, as wpii as attrartiin; local eitirns. A season tirkcl. I) is to admit to all shows ami the dances which arc to hi- lichl the year, with an aggregate tonnage of 14,986,538. This figure compares with 22.160,000 tons of shipping lost by the United Nations in the first fifty-one months of the war. Inasmuch as U-boat losses have been light this year the production of our shipyards every niplit. .Men, iters of the lode will have these tichets for Kale or tllev can lie houfiht ol any j Kirl in the contest. The announce I popeye"" - i rpr-- r- I F2q ( ttirrz S ments Btate the season tickets! ! (H THE CUM) I 2 -0" ( LOVE THE NECK fMl i ? iq UPirATi cl. JV) V ONG OWG DWG' II must foe liollKllt le fore stal'ts. January r.lli. YhIuIi Slinlitl l.mer has greatly improved the world shipping picture. Washington Secretary of State Stet Tile Jove! of the olelflown Wa- hash at Clinton, is ilif))iiiim sliKhlly today. Though It threatened to do so rrom Kriday nifcl" until Sunday, the fixer did not come out over the l..vfor( road. There were reports of levees to Hie north brenkinK Inn apparent- tinius: "No stone will be left unturned to make the department strong and fully equipped to discharge its responsibilities in the future. Vigorous, alert and forward-looking leadership in the conduct of its foreign relations by our government is more essential now than at anv other time ly Ihey wore unfounded. The surface hearing snow covered ciiunkR of ice has (liven the hlsii waterB a picturesque ! DAN DUNN r -NO! I SHALL NOT STRIKE MY FATHER WAS A HARD MAN.' THANK yOU, HERR TME tQG IS SOILED, SERVE TWEM r IT--THE R.cJULT MIGHT 8E- Dunn.' Vour kindness i nwrsOARi f- ?iRiAMn TO DOKTOR aT HOW DO YOU SAY IT ? J HE TAUGHT US CHILDREN TO CLIP OFF THE TOP OF AN EGG WITH ONE STROKE - IF WE KRUC5G.' HERE ARE CICE CAKESJ TKX YI'WKS Mitt TOD.W llirliaiin .McdirHl .lawitM'iatlon Issiich Annual 'hontV For Holiday Conduct "Because Christmas comes but oner a year Is no reason why lloo-sierH should throw aside all the UKUtil health precautions at holiday time and feel tliey can violate safety and health rules and get by without paying the penalty" warns the Bureau of Publicity nf the Indiana Slate .Medical Association in a bulletin issued today. ".Many seasonal fatalities and in our history." Washington President Roosevelt, in ' Christmas message to armed forces: "On Christmas Day more than on any other day we remember you with pride and with humility; with anguish and with joy. We shall keep on remembering you all the days of our lives." New York Ellen Schwnnneke, Berlin-born actress, on becoming a U. S. citizen: "Hitler ruined German art and killed and persecuted my friends. Even in Switzerland I could not feel safe. Now I do I am an American!" MESSY P asrt 1 FAILED. HE MADE US GO a?-,J rfZ W l HUNvjKy nmt J HUNGRY .' much sickness occur which could be cut down by ke; pint: in mied lie following supKestions." says tho bulletin: -"!. Don't use tallow candles oil Christmas trees and don't let Santa Claris set too reckless ami swish his cotlon whiskers too Washington War Secretary Henry L. Stimson: "The candles which burn in the windows are beamed straight . from the hearts of America to men and women in uniform." ... -a near an illumine,! tree or open , Jin- place, i

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