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Connellsville, Pennsylvania
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Tuesday, January 3, 1939
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PAOE EIGHT. . TftE DAILY COURIER, CONNELLSVILLB, PA. TUESDAY, JANUARY 3, 1930. Courier C/as/sz/ied Advertisements For Quick - * Results 1 anrl 2 rimes: Per line. 9c cash, lOc charge. 1ASSIFIED AD RATES- Ads to Bo Run 3 Times: Per line, 7c cash: So charge. Special Yearly Rates Upon Request Ads to be Run 6 Times or More: Per line, 6c cash; 7c charge. These Rates Ate Based On Consecutive Insertions. There are five (5) average words to each line. "Cards of Thanks," 50c Flat Rate. - Phone 12 or 13 for an Ad-Yaker Speaa/-- Your Ad Inserted U 7" Times for the Price of Six!--Special No Ad. Is Taken for Less Than a Basis of Three (3) Lines! Announcements Card ol Thanks CAMPBELL. -- Wo lake this means ol thanking our many frionds and ncifih- bors for the kindness and sympathy extended us during our rcctnt sad bereavement, the death ot Emery E Campbell. Especially do uc wish to thank those who sent flowers, those who so kindly furnished cars and all who assisted «s in any way. The family. Business Service Brsiness Service Offeree IS FISHERS UPHOLSTERY. AWNINGS. FURNITURE REPAIRS RECOVERINCS PHONE OC45 322 SO PITTSBUHG ST. YOtTcAN'T SKATE'ON DULL SKATES --Expert sharpening, deliver. Phono 874 We call for and Strayed Lost. Found 10 "REWARD--Lost Blue Persian Cnt. blind in one eye. vicinity Jennings Avenue, Scottdale. Call Damson 3582 or 102 Jennings Avenue, Scottdale. ' Automotive Automobiles Tor Sale 11 START THE NEW YEAR RIGHT BY BUYING ONE OF OUR EXCELLENT USED CARS! ALL ARE RECONDITIONED-And ready lor the road Come In today and let us show you^what we have 1937 Ford V-8 Deluxe 2-door Sedan equip. pcd with Radio and Heater 193G Dodge Deluxe Coupe, like new with excellent Radio and Heater 193G Chevrolet 4-door Sedan with Trunk. 1336 Ford V-8 Tudor Sldan thoroughly reconditioned . 1935 Ford V-8 Coupe. 1934 Ford V-8 Coupe selling at $ 1034 Chevrolet Coupe 1932 Ford V-8 Snort Roadster S100 1931 Ford Model "A" Victoria Coupe ,$75 1931 Chevrolet Coupe · - - 550 1930 Ford Model "A" Town Scdan.'like new $125 1930 Chevrolet Sport 4-door Sedan A GOOD TRUCK BUY! 1936 Ford V-8 Sedan Delivery K-ton Truck in very' Rood condition. Trades! Demonstrations! Tcrmsl WEST SIDE MOTOR COMPANY. Your Ford Dealer. W. CRAWFORD AVENUE PHONE 407 Open Evenings! Open Sundaysl SEE THEM TOD AY I O-K USED CARS INSIDE OUR GARAGE AT 127 WEST APPLE STREET MASON MOTOR COMPANY 127 WEST APPLE STREET PHONE 105 Open Evenings 'till 9 o clock. Open Sundays 'till Q o'clock. YOUGH MOTOR COMPANY. GOOD USED CARS 321 SO PITTSBURG ST PHONE 8 LARGE SELECTION USED CARS BENNETT MOTOR SALES 258 E CRAWFORD AVE PHONE 1234 Insurance and Surety Bonds 23 INSURANCE ALL KINDS EXCEPT LIFE ·AYETTE REALTY CO PHONE 1375. T D GARDNER. MGR IOOD. DEPENDABLE INSURANCE -All kinds James R LauBhlin--INSUR- ANCE Sec me for rates 303 First National Bank Building Phone 520. Moving. Trntklnj;, Storage 25 FOR MOVING PHONE 50. DULL'S fRANSFER CONNELLSVILLE PA "FOR BEST SERVICE!" .lodcrn Storage For Household Goods. LOCAL AND LONG DISTANCE-- KovtnR Miller's Transtcr 153 East Crawford Avenue Phone 183 Printing. Engraving. Binding 27 LET US GIVE YOU AN E S T I M A T E ON YOUR PRINTING WORK1 Hind Blllsl--BlndlnEl--Cnlllne Cardsl BUI Headsl--Letter Heads! For Rent Cards!--For Sale Cards! No TrespnwlnR Sign* For Sale! All Work Fully Guaranteed! W A11 At Reasonable Rates! COURIER JOB DEPARTMENT. PHONE cs DAILY" COURIER BLDG. OR PHONE RESIDENCE. OL instruction Instruction Classes 43 FRANKLIN COMMERCIAL COLLEGE-Special night course In the following subjects will open Jan 9th: Shorthand, T ping. Comptometer. Accounting. Federal Tax and Social Security. Call 218 or come in the ofllce Conncllsville. FRANKLIN "COMMERCIAL "COLLEGE^ Winter term opens January 3rd. Day and night classes. ConncllsUUe. Pa. Merchandise Buildings. Bull dine Materials 53 COMPLETE LINE--Of Shcniin-Willlams Paints, for Interior and exterior purposes. Stone 5. Work. Phono 1700. Farm and Dairy Product!; 53 FOR SALE--50 tons good timothy and clover hay, near ConncHsvllle. Telephone 1G3 Uniontown. Professional Services 28 EXPERT TRUSS FITTING-- Elastic Hosiery and other surgical appliances A. A. Clarke. PH G Druggist, 323 North Plttsburg Stre c v Phono 104. Employment Help Wanted--Female 32 WANTED--Girl for general housework. Write or apply 1113 Vine St. Uclp Waotsu--Male 33 WANTED--Salesman. Tw o sales « day will net you $42 00 weekly. Apply Tuesday tnominc and Wednesday morn- Ing, 8 00 A. M , 103 Haas Avenue, ready for \\ork. FARMERS LET US HELP YOU MAKE SOME MONEY I HERE'S HOW-You can nnd market, for your farm product!, your farm implements, your dairy products, your live slock and household goods by nmnlnc o small Inexpensive ad tn our Classified Section There you will find many people v.ho want to become your customer or buyer The rural circulation of The Dally Courier covers n tarro area and your advertisement will be read by many people who arc looking for Just tho things you have Cor sale. NOTE: All classified nds arc pay* able tn advance You will find our rates .In tho above Classified Heading. Fuel, Feed, Fertilizers 56 GOOD LUMPY -- Run ot mine coal, 100 bu . 8c delivered: 50 bu . 9c delivered 25 bu.. 12c delivered Cash Phone 2037 Frank Kobalia. GENUINE--Washington Run Coal. Low price. Wm Dull Son, Phone 107 or call Dav.hon, 3261 and I-G31. Uouscbold Goods FOR SALE--IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR BARGAINS IN 'USED FURNITURE CALL AT DULL'S STORAGE. 122 EAST PEACH STREET, PHONE 50 Real Estate for Rent Houses for Rent 77 'OR RENT--House on Madison Avenue. Mcdern convenience^, excellent condition. Rent reasonable. Write "E P." care Courier. 'OR RENT--Six room house, bath, heater. East Park. Ready January 1st. Robert Ncrris. Phone 505. 'OR RENT--Seven room modern house. Possession January 1st. Call 202, Albert Enany, at Enany Motor Sales Garage. 'IVE ROOM HOUSE--Bnth. Minporch. conveniences 122 So. Fourth St Inquire 110 S Fourth Street ;18 JEFFERSON ST--Six rooms, bnth, pantry, furnace. ?1B 00 per month, Chinns Hardware. Real Estate for Sale Brokers in Real Estate DO YOU WANT--To own your own home. farm, etc? Sea mo today and let mo show you howl Also. Rcnl Estate for rent In all sections. Wm. P. McNulty Eaclts Pull dine. Phono 1760, PROPERTIES. FOR SALE OR RENTI T. C, PIIALIN. SO. CONNELLSVILLE. PA. PHONE 875. Houses for Sale PATTERSON AVENUE. EAST. 105--Six room house and bath, paved street, electric, gas and water. Irqtncdiatc poweaiion. PrJccd reasonable tor quick sale. Inquire, PAUL G. WAGONER. 1009 W. CRAWFORD AVE. PHONE 148. FOR SALE--Six room house, bsth and heater, two garages and about four acres of land. House In good repair. Outside of City, low taxes. $3500. Inquire Robert Norrfs. Phono SOS. FOR SALE--Six room frame bouse with bnth nnd heater, two tots. low taxes, $1.350. Inquire Robert Norrl*. Phone 505 Auctions--Legals Notices 91 SALESMEN WANTED--To sell a complete line ui irult trees and ornamentals grown by Virginia's Largest Groucr-i Cosh commission or raliry paid v,ccfcly. Wayncsboro Numeric*. \Vanesboro. Va. LARGE SELECTION'--OF NEW AND USED COAL AND GAS HEATING AND COOKIN*C STOVXS MHRVIS FURNITURE CO. PHONE 2020. NOTICE. ESTATE OF ED. BEARD, LATE OF ConnoUsvJHc TowmhJp, Fayctte County. Pennsylvania, Deceased. Letters of Administration in the above estate hn\ ing been granted to the undersigned, notice Is hereby ctvcn to all persons Indebted to the said decadent to make Immediate pament to the undersigned ulthout delay, and all prcsona having claims or demands against said estate arc requested to make known the tame. James W. Suan, ConnellsvUlc, Pa. Admlnlbtrator. Fred E Younkin. Attorney. 12dcc-6t-moa. Wanted--To Bay 66 USED CARS I SEE OUR SELECTION 1 E E VAN bCOY INC. 259 E. CRAWFORD AVE PHONE 2*3. 17 Wanted--A utorn olive Financial Need Money - «-B WANTED IMMEDIATELY - Twenty-Ove (25) late models of Fords, O cvrolets or Flymouths We will allow you an excellent tradc-m on a new nodcl Ford car V/est Side Motor Company Your For-! Dealer West Crawford Avonuo. Phone 407 IN A PINCH use a Classified Ad. NEED CASH--In a hurry? We'll lend you $300 or less on your signature. Personal Finance Company. PJione 34, VOUR MONEY REFUNDED If you get the desired results before your nd ex* pircs. Why not advcrtlio that old stove or rockins chair? PHONE. 12 or 13 for an ad-takcr. .TODAY'S CROSSWORD PUZZLE n 73" 23 21 35 33 12 16 17 27 IS 31 to ACROSS ' I--A small Bute 23 -- Roll 4-- Decisive 24-- Young cow · 5-- Larva of the 26-- Province ot eye-thread- Canada - - worm (abbr.) 9-- A wading 27_wall 11 n'^L^nt. 2S -- Indefinite 11-- R mischief 18--Ancient collar 19--Pillar 20--Bccom's insipid 21--A pert girl 22--Crude 23--See 24--Dove coops 25--The tarsus 27--Bee dwelling 28--Tart 30--To winnow 32--Curious scraps of literature 33--Negative reply K-- Each (abbr.) 16 -- Gang tS-- Flow 19-- Marrow 20-- A kind ot slcigb 21 -- A plgmcn- tary nevus 22 -- Emergency craft OA 30 -- Convulsion 31-- Loot 33-- Hubs ot wheels 34 -- Nothing 35 -- Crisp, edible Ice-cream shells 36-- Draw water Answer to pr«\ious puzzlo DOWN 1 -- Fast strong ale 2 -- An Island of 7 -- One the Hebrides 10 -- Long, point- S -- Craze cd tooth 4 -- Bring back 12 -- Ran over 5-- An Arab (fluid) kingdom 14 -- Search « -- Kind of 17 -- Goddess of 1 B I 5 A.JSHA mcL. G A t, 19JS, Kinfi Fciium Syndicwc. In?. WANTED IMMEDIATELY--Your clean white rags Will piy jou rash. Sc per Ib Mason Motor Company. J27 West Apple Street Phone. 105 SAVE YOUR BIG WHITE RACSl THEN BRING THEM TO THE COURIER OFFICE . . . WILL PAY YOU IN CASH FOR ALL THAT YOU BRING IN ... AT So PER POUND. Rooms and Board KXKCUTOnS* NOTICE. ESTATE OF N. B. KELL. DECEASED. Letters testamentary in the estate of N. B. Kcll, late o( the Tounship of Connclls- ville, County of Faycttc. and State ot Pcnns Ivanla. deceased, having been granted to the undesigned, notice Is hereby given to nil persons Indebted to ·aid estate to make Immediate payment and to tho«c having claims against the same to present them, properly authenticated, tor settlement. Nell Kcll Kaurtman. Box 200. K D. 9, Sta. 16. Pittsburgh. Pa., Bert J. Hooper, Connellsvlllc, Pa, Executors. Fred E. Younkln, Attorney. 28nov-6t-lues. County Red Cross To Eleci Tomorrow Rooms Without Board 68 FOR RENT--Nicely furnished room, ccnirally loc.i(c(l, all conveniences. IZfi Fnirvlcw Avenue. Phone 14G2-W. FOR RENT--Furnished front bedroom, private home, cood location. Gentleman preferred. 129 N. Sixth Street. FOR RENT--Furnished tcdrcom. !34 E. Apple Street. Phone 1093-n. Rooms for Housekeeping 69 FOR RENT---Three furnlihcd rooms, private bath, electric refriccratlon. 204 Davidson Avenue Phone 917, FOR RENT--Two furnished loomi, for lifiht housekeeping. Inquire F. M. Pit,' tUll. next Y. M. C. A BldK. FOR RENT--Two furnished roomt, for light housekeeping Cabinet sink in kitchen. Phone 478. FOR RENT-Furnished light housekeeping rooms at Poplar Grove. Phone SG71. ReciS Estate for Rent Annual cfect'on of directors will be held by the Payctte County Chapter, American Red Cross, at its headquarters at between the hours of 4 and 5 o'clock Wednesday afternoon, January ·). The following persons have been nominated for a thrce-ycar-tearm: J. Sidwell Hackney, C. M. Shank, Charles W. Reed, Walter L. Risbeck, David H. Binns, A. A. Claikc, E. M. Hansel and Dr. M. J. Fast. Dr. C. H. LaCIair of Uniontown, chairmnn, said any person holding n Red Cross membership card is entitled to vote at this election. The next regular meeting of the board o£ directors will bo held at chapter headquarters at Uniontown at 8 o'clock Monday night, January 16, at which time there will be election of officers. Judge D. W. Henderson has recently been appointed to fill a vacancy on the boaid. M. A. Burriss of Brownsville succeeded T. D. Hann who recently died. Apartments and Flats 74 FURNISHED APARTMENT--Three rooms. private bath, private entrance, porches. 326 E. Crawford Avc. FOR RENT--An apartment Inquire Smutz Hardware Store, 717 Crawford Avenue. West: Side. FOUR ROOMS--Bath, hot and cold water, front and back porch. Sll So. Plttsburg Street Business Places for Rent 75 WF.1MER ARCADE--EnUrc second floor nnd room 13x70, street level. Available at once PETER R WEIMER WE1MER ARCADE. WANTED--Beauty operator to share room with other businesses. Rent reasonable. Write Box 75, care Courier. IN WRITING a Classified Ad Do sure to tell all Ui« fact* uhlch you would want to know U you yourself were a Dro^DecUve buyer THE JLObER you stick to Classified ads the closer jour money will stick to you and the farther it will Co when you tpend It Judge J. I. Brownson Dies. WASHINGTON, Pa., Jan. 3.-Judge James I. Brownson, 82, president judge ot Washington county courts nnd generally regarded as one of the outstanding common pleas jurists in Pennsylvania, died Saturday night in Hillsview Sanitarium alter a four months illness. On Armory Board. HARRISBURG, Jan. 3.--Governor Earle appointed Colonel A. S. Janeway, director of the General State Authority, a member of the State Armory Board, to succeed Major General William G. Price, Jr., resigned. Farmer Legislator Dies. GRESNSBURG, Jan. 3.--Edward M. Hough, 67, brick manufacturer, a former legislator and police magistrate and one time political power on the Northside, Pittsburgh, died at rus home in Pittsburgh. He was born in Greensburg. READ THIS FIRST. Elalo Rlttcr. n beauty shop operator, taking tho placo of her friend, Kitty, for a week in tho private ealon of Mro Horace WiUiempoon. far., la disturbed by queer thinK.i nhe flnd^ and odd pco- plo Hho mcct.i at tho Manor, tho lux- urloua Withcrspoon home SI o finds her cmplovcr is an rcccntrlc old wom- mn with Badly misplaced vanity. Shft meets her Rranddanclitcr. Daplme; her daughter-in-law, Delia Craig, an actress, who Is n. house guest, and tho vartoun Bcrvant.1 of tho household. Elsie overhears a violent nrgurrcnt between Daphne and her mother, during which the Eirl criticizes her grandmother. After meeting some ot the other house Kucata, Elsio gives a manicure to old Mra. WIthcrspoon'a sister, who con- icrnca In rlcldlca. While Mrs. Wlther- ·poon, Sr., la under ono of thn four hair arirrs In the salon, Phil, EIsIc'B friend, drops In to (ice her nnd telephones from downstairs Elsio ROCS down to see hint When nislo returns to the nalon, nho fainta when aha anda that the old lady has died while under tho drier. AJttcr being rc\lvcd. Ellzn, tho maid accuses her of atcaling Mrs Wltherspoon'a cmcralda, which arc missing. Sho auccecds In convincing Horace WtthTipoon that she knov.8 nothing of the missing jowols The chauffeur telln Elsie thnt the acnanti blame her for Mrs Withernpoon'H death because Elsie apparently neglected her. Horace Witlierspoon nd\lsea Elsie to say nothing of tho missing Jewels for fcir of publicity that would accompiny a police in\cstfgatfon (NOW CO ON WITH TIU2 STORI) CHAPTER THIRTEEN "PERHAPS SOU had better not mention your absence from the union to the coroner," Horace With crspoon suggested. "But," I protested, "Eliza and Mrs. Grecly both know that I wasn't present at the time of your mother's death!" "Eliza and Mrs. Grcely will, I think, remain silent. They have the welfare of the household at heart." "Naturally," I agreed. "Natural ly." I grew more and more befuddled. What difference did it make whether or not I had been in or oui of the salon when the old lady died --now that she had died? It was too much for me. I shook my head slowly from side to side. "Don't worry. Miss Rlttcr," said Mr. Horace, sitting opposite me "I'm not asking you to tell--an un truth. The coroner will, I think, as sumo that you were in the room the whole time. Should he not, you must use your own judgment." Hi stopped- as though searching fo; words. "I'm--I'm not used to this sor of thing," he continued after a mo ment. "Perhaps I'm acting foolish ly; perhaps not. You must under stand that I'm trying to do wha is best for the living as well .03 fo tho dead." "I understand." I smiled rcassur Ingly. "I'll do whatever you say. Poor little man! He looked ghastly There were great circles bencatl- his eyes, and the eyes thcmselve were puffed and rimmed with red Ho must have spent tho night In weeping and worrying--he ap pearcd not to have slept at all. "Mr. Wlthcrspoon, sir." Hawkins approached. "A Mr. Mcacham Is here from the funeral parlors " "Oh, yes." The little man fo lowed tho butler to the doo "Please come in, Mr. Mcacham," h said, and a tall, cadaverous look Ing individual In a black frock coa entered. "Ah, Mr. Witherapoon," he aali appropriately solemn. "I am indcc sorry to Intrude upon your hour o grief, but the fact Is"--he hemmc and hav,cd nervously--"the fact 1 I've been upstairs and somcthin has come up--something not quit to my line." "Well?" "Tho deceased--she haa som thing on her face--" "The mask!" I cried. -Exactly." Mr. Mcacham turne his attention to me. "A mudllk aubstancc. I have been trying ncrape it off--" "Miss Rltter!" Mr. Horace cam to my side. "I had Intended to as you to dress my mother's hair on make up her face--" "Oh, I couldn't!" Tho wor rushed out before I could stc cm. I could not touch that dead I Importance, had emvcd. Mrs. xly. I simply could not! "Very well " He sighed, but did 3t press me further. "Perhaps rs. Greely eon attend to the mat- "I'm sorry," I began, but the ght of his wan, weary countc- ,nco stopped me. "I'll do it!" I aid impulsively before I should ange my mind. After all, I ought, half hysterically, I had en hired as Mrs. Wtthcrspoon's nvate operator. "Thank you." He bowed his ap- rcclatlon. "IX you will go with Mr. cacham -- " "Yes, Indeed! Come with me." ;ie solemn Mr. Meaeham rubbed s hands together and parted his Tin, bloodless lips into what un- oubtedly was meant to be a icndly smile, but which only suc- ccded in adding to his ghoulish pearance. "I should like you to return here hen you have finished," requested Ir. Horace and I nodded and assed through the door which Mr. Mcacham held open for me. · · * Mrs. Wlthcrspoon lay in her big cd, so calm, so quiet, she seemed o be asleep. When I had recovered rom the shock of gazing upon that cad face lined and furrowed with ardencd elay I got hold of myself and set grmily to work. In short rdcr I removed the mask. As it icltcd Into a muddy stream and ·as absorbed in the warm cloth in ny hand I had on almost uncon- rpllablc Impulse to rush to the ressing table and seize tho look- ng glass to wave it triumphantly cforo the unseeing eye of Mrs. Vithcrspoon. Death had accom- lished what life and thousands of ollars' worth of cosmetics had oiled to accomplish -- the skin be- cath tho beauty mask was soft and smooth. Poor old lady! Beauty ad returned to her and she was ot there to welcome it! I was arranging her haJr when no door was flung open and Mrs. loracc, looking like a vcntrilo- lulst's dummy, come into the room. Her eyes gave me the creeps -- they vere dull and glazed like the eyes f a dog in mortal agony. Sho did not speak to me, but moved slowly to the bed. "1 tried to save you," she said, lending above the dead body of her mother-in-law. "Even though ou dcspbcd me, I tried to save ·ou." The words came indistinctly sing-song intonation that chilled my blood. "Mrs. Withcrspoon!" I touched icr arm. She rcvolvod Jerkily. She stared through and beyond me. "I tried to save her," she said again. "I tried." "Mother!" Daphne, her bright mir askew, burst in upon us. 'Mother!" she cried and the woman stiffened and a shudder ran the length of her body. "Why ore you here ?" she asked, and her voice was normal and faintly wondering. "I've been looking everywhere for you," Daphne said, putting her arms about her mother. "The man from the shop Is here with the mourning ensembles." "Oh!" I thought Mrs. Horace would collapse. She turned a sickly green. "Black for sorrow; red for blood. Daphne, Daphne, how could you?" Greely, her hands folded neatly in her lap, also waa present. She inclined her head briefly at my entrance The ordeal was. short and to tho point. Unawcd by his surroundings, the coroner, one Dr. Didmorc, put his questions in a bored off-hand manner which showed plainer than, words that he considered the procedure a waste of time. The housekeeper In the absence of Eliza, who was confined to her bed with fever, described the finding of tho body. "I was In the kitchen overseeing the preparation of the buffet supper to be served at the grand ball when Mrs. Wltherspoon's maid came In agitated. It was some time before she was able to tell me what was the matter. Finally she managed to mumble something about the salon. I accompanied her there and discovered on the floor of tho third compartment tho bodies of Mrs. Wltlierspoon, Sr., and of Misa Rltter." Dr. Didmorc yawned. "What did you do then?" Mrs. Greely smoothed the folds of her apron: "I lifted Mrs. With- crspoon into a chair. I listened to her heart but could hear nothing. I was certain that she was dead. Eliza and I carried Miss Rltter into the lobby. 1 saw that she was breathing and attempted to revive her with cold water." She paused and glanced around as if waiting; for some sign of commendation for her superior forethought during such a trying situation. When none. was forthcoming, sho continued disdainfully: "Miss Rltter did not immediately regain consciousness. Therefore I phoned to tho kitchen and requested Hawkins, tho butler, to locate Mr. Horace and to send him at once to tho salon." "I sec." The coroner blew hlsj note loudly. "At what time did the maid appear In the kitchen?" "It was shortly past ten o'clock." "Ah, thank you. That will be all." He turned to me and I suffered a momentary qualm of uneasiness. "Please give a brief resume of the events preceding your fainting spell," he directed. I cleared my throat and began. I told how I had shampooed Mrs. Withcrspoon's hair and waved it, and applied tho mask to her face.' I told how I had lifted her to tho drier and manicured her nails. And I told hosv, half an hour later, I had lifted the hood, and how 'tho "Hush, dear!" The girl guided her mother to the door. "You don't know what you arc saying. Come-come with Daffy! She'll toko core of you." "Goodness gracious!" exclaimed Mr. Mcacham, who had remained quietly in his corner. "The lady was upset, wasn't she?" "Quite," I replied shortly, and rc- .'tumcd my work. · · · When I returned to the library about twenty minutes later, the coroner, a pompous middle-aged man who gave the impression of reveling in the sense, of his own' limp body had fallen forward upon my breast. "And then," I concluded dramatically, "and then I fainted." "You suspected that sho was dead?" "No," I sold, and held my breath. Surely now he would ask mo- whether or not I had remained in, the room the entire evening. But, as Mr. Horace had predicted, Dr. Didmorc took it for granted that I had bc«n present at the time of the old ltdy's passing-. I was glad, for I am not a convincing liar. "What did you think?" "I dot't think I thought anything," I replied coolly enough. "It was justthc shock--having her fall on me tie way she did." "Tho leccased seemed quite normal to'you during the shampoo, ct cctcn?" "Wei," I hesltatcU "She was normal enough, I guess. Of course, I know that she had heart trouble, and I wasn't awfully surprised when I learned that sho was-dead." 'I ae." He repeated blasting op- eratlois upon his nose, ai-.d arose. "I'll bvc a look at the body, Mr. Withffspoon, before I issue the ccr- tiflcac." "Hrwklns will show you upstate" suid Mr. Horace. Ho scemd relieved to conclude the in- qulrj Of course the whole business was worse for him than for me--the deceased (horrid word) s his own mother. (Xo Be Continued) Tennis Royalty Meets in New York Tops in the tennis world are three of these people gathered abocthe dinner table at a New York hotel. Iicft to right, they are Donald Budge, who wears all of world's inbrtant amateur tennis crowns and who I recently turned pro; Alice Marble, top feminine star of tho nctand Ellsworth Vines, former amataro- Vine and now the pro champion. At rigt is Mrs. Vines. Postal Receipts Show Substantial Increase Postal receipts, generally regarded by economists as babic barometers of business ticnds, showed a substantial gain in 1938 over 1937, it was disclosed today by Mrs. Laura M. Clark, postmaster here. While complete figures were not available, a cursory examination indicated a "substantial" gam during the 1938 period over the preceding 12 months, Mrs. Clark said. i The volume of Christmas mails, she declared, was far aheadjf that the like 1937 period with aleast a 10 per cent increase. Cancellations ran 23,000 lead of 1937 for all local mails durirChrut- mas week while for the ent$ month of December there was aiaverage increase ot approximately ,000 per week. The letter cancellafhs gains were on all mails mailed laily, the postmaster said. Too, the was a big increase m parcel poshails, she added. Boost Likely. UNIONTOWN, Jan. 3.--City Council, in special session, worked on thi ISSS^ budget and intimated there wil be an increase in the tax levy. Ap- proximatiorls are being pared bfit i millagc / hike appears inevitable, councilmen baid. .Teachers Meet Wednesday. An important meeting of Fayettd County Unit, American Federation of Teachers, will be held at 8 o'clock Wednesday night in the courthouse 'at Uniontown when delegates will report on the recent State convention.

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