Altoona Mirror from Altoona, Pennsylvania on November 13, 1929 · Page 12
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Altoona, Pennsylvania
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Wednesday, November 13, 1929
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Ttm-ALTOONA — WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 1929 \, ,' '-, ,"" ^ J »/•" ; > - ;/ h ; *, THE MAN FROM MOROCCO By EDGAR WALLACE. : Copyright, 1925, by The Chicago Daily News Co. CHAPTER I.XV. (Continued.) The detective shook his head. "We may rapture him, though at present we've no evidence worth the gum on a penny," he said, "but he'll never hnng. Because he Is mad, Morlakc! I've seen the report of the doctor who examined Sadi Hulls! after he was found, and I ran tell you, ns a student of medlcnl jurisprudence, that Ralph Hamon is the third lunatic I've met In this case." Jim lit his pipe agnin. "Am I one?" he asked ironically. "No; there have been three, but. you haven't been one. The first was Farringdon, who was undoubtedly mud; the second was Bannockwaite, who Is also mad, but not dangerous; the third is Hamon, who Is the worst of the lot." Jim Morlake pondered as he recalled the characteristics of the men. "Bannockwnlte is the maddest of the lot," he said at last. "He has left Tangier," nodded Welling. "The British minister gave him twenty-four hours to quit, for some. reason which I haven't discovered, but which was probably due to your representation. He went over to Alge- cirai?, but the Spanish people sent him packing. He WHS in Paris until yesterday. He Is In London to-night." "How do you know?" asked ,lim In surprise. "I had him trailed from the .station. He is Hying in a. little lodging in Stamford street, Blackfriars." Jim was not sufficiently curious to inquire much about the decadent minister, but now he learned for the llrst time that Bannockwaite was practically penniless at the time when lie was supposed to have died. He had run through a large fortune, scattering his money lavishly. His only Income was from a. group of houses, the rents of which had been left to him by a maternal aunt In the days when he was so'wealthy that he had regarded the legacy with something like contempt. These had been overlooked by him in the final squandering of his patrimony, and when ho would have Hold them the. estate was fortunately in bankruptcy. Enough had been realized to clear his debts, but the administration of this llttlo property remained In the trustee's hands. j "A remarkable fellow," Bald Welling shaking his head. "He built three chOrches, endowed an orphanage and brought more souls to the verge ot hell than any living man." Willing was on his way home. He had lately got into the habit of calling at 'the flat In Bond street. "Why don't you go back to "Void house?" he asked. "I prefer this place for the time bc- Jnff, It Is rather cold In the country." Jim excused himself lamely. "What arc you afraid of?" asked the detective, contemptuously. "A bit of a girl!" "I'm al'ruld of nothing," said Jim, going red. "You're, afraid of Joan Carston, my lad," and he spoke the truth. Jim saw him out and wont back to his pipe and his atlas, but now he had no 'interest in tracing possible routes, and closing the book returned It to the ahelf. Yes, he was afraid of Joan Carston— afraid of what she might feel and think; afraid that, in her less emotional moments she would feel ho had taken advantage of Ills disguise and «ncakcd into matrimony—that was his 6wn expression. He was afraid that the' marriage was not legal—equally nfraid that it was. Ho might 'vivo |c- cepted one of Joan's Invitations I* 1 at grew colder and colder with repetition, 'and- gone down to Crellli house and tallied It over with her, but he had nhlrjced the mooting. He heard the front door bell ring and n-iger cume in. "There's a man wants to see you, air." "What sort of man?" "Well, to tell the truth, my hown Impression Is that 'e's hlntoxicatcd." "What eort of man?" asked Jim •gain. "B's what HI call the hlmage of a chronic boozer." Jim looked at him and past him. "Did h« give a name?" "Bannoekburn is his name," said Blnger Impressively. "In my opinion it is a putup Job. Shall I say you're hout?" "No," said Jim, "he might misunderstand you. Ask your Mr. Bannockburn to como in—by the way, his name Is Bannockwaite." ''Hit sounds like a piece of heart- fulness to me," said Binger and .showed the man Into the room. There was very little Improvement in the appearance of the marrying clergyman. Ho carried himself u little more Jauntily, his manner was perhaps leas aggressive. He wore u col- Jar and tie, the former of which had (probably been In use Hinco bin return |o London. "Good evening, Morlake," he said, fc'lth a sprightly wuvo of his hand. *'I think we have met before." "And close tho door tight," «ald Jim feravely. "Put a chair for Mr. flun- bockwalte." Binger obeyed with a grimace of dis- lasto. "And close the door tight," said Jim •Ignlncantly, and Binger bridled an he Nvent out, . "I got your address from a mutual friend." "In other words, a telephone directory," said Jim. "I do not know that |we have any mutual friends except Abdullah, the tailor of Tangier. An excellent fellow!" The wreck of a man fixed his glass in his eye and beamed > benevolently on Jim. "A limited but an excellent fellow. The Industry of the Moor is a constant source of wonder to me." He stroked his uneven red beard and looked approvingly round the apartment. "It. is delightful, perfectly delightful,' he murmured. "A touch of old Morocco! 1 specially admire the cell- ing." Jim was wondering what was the object of the visit, but was not long left In doubt. "I performed a little service for you, Mr. Morlake," said Bannockwaite wll'i an airy wave of his swollen hand. "A, mere tri/le, but in these hard times, 'necessitates none habet legem.' At the moment I was not aware that we had such a distinguished—er—client, but It has since transpired, though i have not advertised the fact, that the unprepossessing bridegroom was none other than the very Interesting and— if 1 may he exciiHCd the Impertinence -the very good-looking gentleman who is sitting before me. "To turn my sacred calling into commerce Is repugnant to all my finer feelings, but a man of your financial .standing will not object to a mere trifle of five guineas. I could make an even larger sum if I wrote a little account, one of those frothy, eplgrammutlcal souffles of literature with which my name was associated at Oxford, and through the good offices of my friend, the editor of the Megaphone—" "In other words, If 1 don't pay youi fee of five guineas, you're going to broadcast the fact that 1 married Lady Joan Carston?" "That would be blackmail?" murmured the other and smiled jovially. "No, no, I will tell you candidly, in- tromuros, that I am too lazy to write. My dear fellow, I will be perfectly candid with you—I have no intention of writing," And again he beamed. Jim took a note from his pocket and passed It across the table. "Mr. Bannockwaite, I often wonder whether you think?" "I beg your pardon?" The man leaned forward with an exaggerated gesture of politeness, his hand to his ear. "Whether I think?" he repeated. "My dear fellow, why should I think? I ask you, in the name of heaven, why I should think? I live for the moment. It the moment is good I am happy; If It Is bad, I sorrow. I have lived that way all my life." "You have no regrets?" asked Jim wonderingly. The man pocketed the note, smacked his lips and smiled. "1 shall see you again," he said, rising. "If you call again, I will have you thrown out," said Jim without heat. "1 hate to say It to a man of your surpassing Intellect, but you are altogether horrible." The visitor threw back nls heu.d and laughed with such heartiness that Binger opened the door and stared in. "My dear fellow," he said, "you lack something in philosophy. I wish you «. very good evening." When the door closed upon him Jim rang the hell for Blngor. "Open the windows and air tho room," he said. "I should jolly well say so," said the indignant Binger. "Then Jolly well don't," snapped Jim. He looked at his watch. It was 8 o'clock and he was conscious that he had not dined. Binger was u bud cook nnd Mahmet had not returned from CiiHii Blanca. To avoid starvation or Indigestion, Jim patronized a little restaurant In Soho, but tonight he craved for dishes that were homemade, and the very thought of the rich faro that awaited him In Soho made him feel ill. Home dishes, served in a big old-far.'.- loned dining room, with n, lire crackling on the hearth, the rustic of bare boughs In the garden outside, a frozen lawn, and a river where little fishes leaped. He rang the bell. "Telephone through to Cleaver and say I'm coming down tonight. Let him get me a large joint of juicy beef, with a mountainous pie to follow. And beer." "Tonight, sir?" said Binger incredulously. "It's height o'clock." "I don't care If It Is helghty," «aid Jim. "Get me my coat." Soon he was speeding through the night, the cold wind rasping his cheeks. This was better than Tangier; better than warm breezes and sunny skies were these scurrying clouds that showed glimpses of the moon. There was a smell of snow In tho air; a speck fell against his wind-screen and on the south side of Horsham It was snowing fast. Tho hedges were patched with white and tho road revealed by his head lamps began to disappear under u lleecy carpet. His heart leaped at tho wight of It. It could not be too cold, oo snowy, too rainy, too anything— .he country was tho only place. There was something wrong about people who wanted to live In town all the year round, and especially In winter. Among the attractions of the country he did not think of Joan; yet, If he had thought of the country without her t would have been drear Indeed. Cleaver greeted him with just that amount of pompousness that Jim en- oyed and took his wet coat from him. '"Dinner IB ready, sir. Shall 1 qprve?" "If you please, Cleaver," said Jim. 'Everything quiet here?" "Everything, sir. A hayrick caught Ire at Sunning ffcrm—" "Oh, blow th<T hayrick!" said Jim. "Is that all the excitement you've had hero since I've been away?" "I think so, sir," said Cleaver grave- y. '"l(he tortoise-shell cat has given iirth to four kittens and the price of coal hns risen owing to the strike, but icyond that very little has happened. The country is very dull." "Are you another of those dull country people, my man?" said Jim gayly, as he rubbed his hands before the log? ire. "Well, get that out of your head ! :t came on me tonight, Cleavar, that :he country Is the only place where a man can live. I'll have a fire in my icdroom, and turn oil every light In .he study, let up the shades and open the shutters." Joa.n, going to bed, looked out of the window, as was her pra,ctice. and saw the Illumination. "Oh, you have come back, have foil?" she said softly and kissed her 'Inger-tlps to the lights. (To Be Continued) VIHKPLAOK ANDIRONS \» low n. DOUGHERTY HDW. STORES IIth Avn. llth Kt. 7th Ave. 7th St. All Wool Blankets Miidn from Selected Virgin Wool WATERSIDE WOOLEN MILLS Wulersldo, I'n. \ Quality Bedroom Furniture 4 Pieces . . . Walnut Veneers One of the season's newest designs constructed of selected walnut veneers and other cabinet woods. See the beautiful finish on this suite, note the beauty of ita design—the quality of Us workmanship! Large size dresser, roomy cheat of drawers, full bize bed and the new styles Hollywood vanity. All four pieces special for tomorrow at only leautiful finish on this $144 The STANDARD Fiirniliire Co. 1407 Eleventh Avenue The great Rift valley Is a. gigantic rack in the earth, beginning in Palestine and running down to tho nouth of Lake Nyasa In East Africa, a distance of about 2,500 miles. RENEWED LlQUlMTION IN LONDON EXCHANGE LONDON, Nov. 13.—The stock market was dominated by Wall Street today and renewed American liquidation was plainly apparent In many stocks which continued to slip. Traders were taking a, more serious view of the situation. Business was moderate. « Anglo-American Issues reflected the further drop on Wall Street. United States Steel was 358V4 nominal, compared to 18514 at yesterday's close. Columbia Graphophones were weak. Radio Corporation was 33 against 33% at yesterday's close. Imperial Chemical and Dunlops were lower. Anacondas were off % and oils were lower under the leadership of Royal Dutch. British funds were again firm but Argentine railways were mostly one-fourth off. Foreign bonds showed no decided tendency. WRECK IJET,AYS TRAFFIC. A westbound freight train on the Middle division had the engine and the first four cars derailed at 12.30 o'clock yesterday afternoon at Vandyke, blocking tracks 2, 3 and 4. Several passenger trains were slightly delayed and considerable delay to the freight movement resulted. One track was damaged for a considerable distance. No one wa.s injured. Authorized Denier for SCREEN GKI1) RADIO J. E. HEAPS ELECTRIC <JQ. 1004 Chestnut Avc. riione 2-1022 FORGER PLEADS GWttY. MOUNT UNION, Nov. 13.—William Gloss, who previously served a term In the Pennsylvania. 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