The Mason City Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa on March 30, 1931 · Page 12
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The Mason City Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa · Page 12

Mason City, Iowa
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Monday, March 30, 1931
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!.* st: ,, 3 \ ~" f f i '^^~**^'^^-^^C*fc*r l V f ^~ r ^^.^ t ^,-^_^^_^ i jk^ta -^ ^ ^-- ,, ,, ^-M~', V ' MJU -· ' % « ,, v ! * jt jjw tsase*ai"-*»»- ·*· .a-.**-* *Hi ----·--4*-*.**- - -^·1 k^ti^ 5^^»5J^^^ ~T^ ^ "^MASON CITy~(jflCjOBt r GrA/'trr-rja ·· --~~, -vf^af-iafk^f^^a^^^:^,^^^^,^.^ MAD : LAUGHTER fATHWUJNGM^STERY STORY ^"l^yyULES BURTON MUGGS McGINNIS CHAPTER 47. Diclt was awakened by a touch i hla shoulder, and started up, in · piall possession of his senses, to ^weonfroat the matron. "I've, good " pJ»ew» for you," she \ said.. "Miss , -;Weatherleigh has regained; coh T ·clousness, and her brain shows no effects from the blow, m fact, I ' that, before very long, we oe able to move her; to -her -{^nonw^We have told her that you ,%fj*re here, and you may see her for a .-£u*r*vau\ or tWO." , led him, into Alison's room ~~.~~. f remaining outside the door. Alison gave a little cry of de" " ' as she saw him, and he bent ,,,« and kissed hetf tenderly, "How i you feel, sweetheart?" he asked "AH right," she replied bravely tl've got a dreadful headache, tho Jas if I'd had a night out. Listen I Dick, JShad an old pig of lead In. th car when that tree hit m'e; It be longs to a friend of father's and ' was taking it to Leatridge Hall fo rather to see. I believe it's very val uable, but nobody was to know lapie, DUI* jiuuuuy w**^ ·*** *»»-~ (anything about it till father had ex unined it. You might find out what · ome of it." *,,. =ee to it for you," replied TDIck cheerfully. "It's probably still " the car, which I saw being towed a.earage. But you needn't worry ,° .. « . . *· T^.. TITn n fll af_ o disperse. In that Dr. Weather- eigh could assist him. Indeed, |t was quite possible that his evidence might put Scotland Yard on tbo path that would lead eventually to he Funny Toff. . ' ,_ · Alison's accident must have thrown the wrhole plan out of gear, BO much was evident. The men-detailed to waylay her could not have heard oj the mishap, and they must be In complete Ignorance as to the whereabouts of the leaden pig. This, Dick determined, should be deposited at the local police station, as soon as Dr. Weatherieigh's permission was obtained. On the whole, as things had turned out, the accident was the best thing that could have happened. Alison, at leasti was it- perfect safety. At last Dr. Weatherleigh ap peared, loklng far less anxious than he had on his arrival. "Alison has had a most merciful escape," ho said. "I was fortunate enough to see the doctor in charge of the case and he assures me that no ill consequences are to be feared. She re quires complete rest and quiet, he tells me. Even you and I are not to see her for the present. But I do not understand how you heard the news of her accident?" ""That's rather a long story. Doctor," Dick replied. "It's long and it darling. Weather- involves a very urgent matter--" "Yes, I know," interrupted Dr. versation and led Dick from ,'8% room. "The less she is allowed to K talk the better," she said. "All she · ' -3 wants is perfect rest. Dr. Weather/ leigh ought to be here very soon "' now, he telephoned from London three or four hours ago, asking for r -- the latest news, and saying that he , was continuing the journey by car, , since there was no train for some I hours." · ... ·W , Dick looked at his watch. To his amazement it was nearly 8 o'clock in the morning; he had slept the clock round. There was no time to be lost. Alison's accident had driven everything else out of his mind, but now the events of the previous day returned to his memory with redoubled force. He must get 'in touch with Sir Edric- and tell him everything. 0 He found that the landlord of the " Anchor and Hope, learning that he had remained at the hospital for the night, had brot over his suit-case. i . He therefore changed his torn and 1 mud-begrimed clothes and left_ the i ' hospital, with the intention,of tele- { Boning Sir Edric. But, on. the way, ' ' he decided to wait 'till, he had 'seen Dr Weatherleigh, whose! arrival could not be much longer delayed. i of -uniir accident Weatherleigh. "You mea I or yTM'^"^ ' Cobbold's discovery of the early /and he is on his way here n ow.^ Roraan pig . Alison told me that she -- i matron^interrupted ttelr con- ^ ad as ^ aByou raake i nquiries as'to Its safety. Have you succeeded?" "Yes, it's safe enough," replied Dick. "It is still in the back of the car, in a garage close by here." "Ah, that is a great relief to my mind!" exclaimed Dr: Weatherleigh fervently. "It would have been a disaster if anything had happened to it. You see, It is not my property, tho if it is as Professor Cobbold describes it, I shall endeavor to purchase it for my collection. As an antique, it is exceeding valuable." , 'It is certainly exceeding valuable," replied Dick slowly. "But not as an antique, I am afraid. In fact, I have the best of reasons for knowing it to be a forgery." ."A forgery 1" exclaimed Dr Weatherleigh incredulously. "My dear boy, that is absolutely impossible! Professor Cobbold distinctly told me that he had examined i himself. He is-one of the leading authorities upon antiquities of th Roman period, and it is ridiculou. that he could be deceived." "When did you see Professor Cobbold, doctor?" asked Dick quietly. "I did not see him," replied Dr. Weatherleigh. "He ran me up from London, the morning of the day be- Hrevlden^e aT to thTsource-from I Fore yesterday. He described his find "mch he heard of the existence of m ost enthusiastically and toM jne TL^S.^L ^-wRri 1 essential!' j v .lihat he did not wish to^nnounce^ -- and conflrmeU ICK,' cjuereiuits,.vvciAt. *"«*·*'--" ,-T ,i tue garage to.; Which Alison's car 'Kf had'been'towed. He was allowed ? to inspect It,'and found that the pig I i was still in the dickey. This, Dick reflected, was probably the safest l j place for it at present. It bore no * clew as to its real value, and noboay WES'likely to tamper with It, owing to its weight. Having satisfied himself on this, point, he returned to the hospital. As he approached it, a car drove up and a passenger alighted from it He recognteed Dr. Weatherleign and hastened to meet him. The doctor turned at the sound of his foot"Dick! You here? What does It mean?" he exclaimed. Dick put his hand on Dr. Weath- erieigh's arm. "It's all right, Doctor," he replied'reassuringly.: "Allson's going on splendidly. Come along in, they'll yet you see her." "Thank God!" said Dr. Weather- - - ·· and u , his opinion as to its exact date. I asked him to bring it to Lestridge leigh. "I was afraid--afraid--' he did not'finish the sentence. . -. . * * * · · ' Dick waited impatiently for Dr Weatherieigh's reappearance. Now that ha was assured of Alison's re ', he was desperately anxiou 3SKCU 22iiU m fc^ji.^.-*- -- t * Hall so that that we might examine it together, but he explained that his engagements would not permit him to do so. We therefore arranged that Alison should drive down and fetch it in her car. She was to start at once and stay the io-ht at the Empire hotel in Bath. Professor Cobbold was to ring her up there yesterday morning and make an appointment with her. "Did you ask Alison just now If this actually : happened ?" Dick inquired. "I did. She told me that Professor Cobbold rang her up, and asked her to come to some disused workings, close'to the place where the pig had been found, where either the professor himself or his assistant would meet her. He described the situation of the workings exactly, and she bad no difficulty in finding them. She arrived there shortly after 2 o'clock, the time fixed by the professor, and was given the pig. She then started , to put the police on the track of th gang, before its members had time l VVCL3 g L VC»l . i-"v I"O- -» . . home, intending to reach London last night Her intention was to call on you, and ask you to drive back with her to Lestridge Hall today." (TO BE CONTINUED) FORLORN FIGURES Bv CLIFFORD McBRIPE mf «f, Undersized swain whose sentimental gill fncnd forgot het galoshes. st VER UMCLE OSCAR'S WpmM- A U 1 CAUED IT BOOK HIM? WHATS U VET = ITS 1 HE eoiM' TO CALL. -] THE sroey f ms UF "* DOES V\E CALL IT? , ONLY WOT A BIOGRAPHY, S CS DIFFERE HE DOMT CALU IT Honk! Honk!! Wally Bishop _ Copyright, IMI. by Central Press Association. l»t \v//TCH CHAA^'. p : W l^--zsuxx-?*** \ HERE COMB'S R- BUU-HtAvO CANJ IT BE TRUE UEADIM'THAT TO BE MATER OF.VOOR pWoT TIME I EVER THAT VOO A CHANCE TpSUGGSSf The Evidence w baabib? ETTA.P and Don -to d\s . . Ue. ^oH-'T " S 1 J | - V ' ( HoTet-'.TWe Cheap skates HIS CAMP OUGV-VV TO BE. 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