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February 1, 1930

The Daily Courier from Connellsville, Pennsylvania · Page 9

Connellsville, Pennsylvania
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W'r $· ""fT *»· l ' TM7' SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 1930. DAILX COURIER. CONNELL,' , PA. PA0ENINE.. ,V ASTER of M BY ftOY VlCK WHAT HAS GONE BEFORE. W EAI/THY Alan 'Brennaway is In "love with Sfrrlejf Dana,' beautifid, 'society girl, who is secretly engaged, to Roger Kelton. Alan, learning that Rogers is. to marry Shirley, lends feint $500,000. , He takes as collateral shares in a, Macedonia de- velopement believed woy thloas. After Shirley s and Roger arc married, Shifley, Ignorant of the loan, la incensed wrtien Roger' tells her Alan Is trying to fore* him to go to Macedonia. Receiving a- tip from Cyiiaz, shady financier, Roger visions the reduction of hie Indebtedness to Alan. Jealouo of Alan, Roger cornea to the con*, chwlcti the loan was made because of Shirley. When Alan,warns. Shirley of her extravagance, she tells of her investment in 1 Corto Bellas otock. Roger offers Alan $50,000 and Alan wonder? irhero the money in to come frora. Roger resents Alan's proting jnto his "personal affairs. Next day, the stock drops, considerably, That night Shirley learns that Rogci 4 has lost all her inherit tnco, ' ..., * NVY GO ON WITH THE STORY ; CM/tPTER XX. f *. H E ttfrned on her suddenly. I "Oh, don't nag --don't nag! Whore d'you supp'oefc I £Ot it from I You're not a, child or* a fpoll Use your eoininon- ' sense I" He trained the brandy In two gulps. He began to "bluster. "And-1 may- us well make-it clear, Shirley, that' I'll stand no re-preach. It- was, from the first, yowr idea to play this game. Yotj forced It or, me--I wasn't temperamentally suited to it ". f'Dori't worry. I'm not going to reproach you." * She was back at the window, quivering with contempt for him. This was what she had married-' thisl And shf* could have had Alan Br,ennaway. , . . At'Alan's name the!re flashed up a fresh baffle- i ment. What, had Cynaz meant by dragging AlMi's name into it? If Roger 'had borrowed that fifty thousand from AJan, It would b« clear enough, But Roger, had not borrowed. He had stolen--from trust funds. Stolen, She cried out sharply and he , glared up at her. "Now, loc.k here, Shirley " Her words cut across his: "I wimt to know everything, Roger. SroervtMny, What--how far has Alan Brsnnaway helped up already?" The glass he still held fell to the Boor and rolled, without breaking, almost to htr feet. She was able to take an interest in It, wonder- Ing why it had not broken . . She had irtartled him considerably. He was stammering and hedging. * "Brennaway? We surely aren't going to disuuss Brerinaway again, are we? I'm tired of the sound of his name. It's been Brennaway, Brwinaway-- : --" Again she found herself shouting at him. "Tell me what I want to know, Roger! You eftoJI tell me! How does Alan come into it? Tell me!" Roger beran to laugh. His laugh wa« high-pi iched and unpleasant. "All right. I'll teD you." . "Yoa're raving at me because I*w« stolen," snarled Roger ,«t Shirley. "Of cours?, IVe stolen, It's not an original idea, to monkey with fundai Other men have done ts before |«a. My own father did it for trweiity years 1"- " "I don't believe It!! "It's not worth disbelieving. It's so easily vet ified. Mr father took, roughly, five hundi-ed thousand , dollars' worth of h!s clients' money. ' I Inherited the debt; and I didn't know what was to. become of me, I contemplated suiclcle." "Roger!" l f l tr!ed to release you a number of times but I hadn't th4 strength of will. I wanted you ,too much. But one of tht clients foun$ out and sent n libelou? postcard to some of the others. Brennawav , brought hia rotind to show me and I admitted It was true. ! "1 was in a pretty -desperate stato then. He asked me for 1 details and T gave him a I'-* o/ all the people my father hao robbed. Then, to my amaaenvnt, he offered to lend me a half million. I wa/tii't in a position to refuse." "But why'--why should Alan do that? He hardly knew you. Why?" Again Roger laughed. ' "Exactly. Why did tip do ft? Be- cause he saw from that list that I gave him that, the- finm owectyoo, $200,000. Ho did it- lor yoor sake, Shirley." "My God!" gasped Shirletf; /'You knew 'that he had a cortaiti feeling for me etid you , lot him -- -- " , , , ' "No, 1 didn't know ;he kn«w your name at the t i m e . when he lent the money, I cwrcar I didn't. ] You told me he^ wa \ h friend 'of j your. 1 was surprised. It wasn't ' till Just lately that I realized he was -- fond of you.*' "He asked me to marry him a day or so before we announced our engagement." "Exactly And Ire day After ft was announced, Breunaway bullying me about Si acedonhv . . My father had sunk pearly/ all the stolon money Into some wild-cat scheme -- Macedonian Developments. Drennaw took these shares as nominal s-curity, knowing that they were valulcas. But after our engagen ent was announced, he 1 winched a theory that here was a chance to get the money back. " "He demnded-i-oii, he was JIMS fectly courteous about it at BOB-- ~ let me say he sufijsttei that t should go out ther* at once and mess about with concessions, from the goverment arid s i on, t pointed out that I was shortly to be mar- rjed, when* he immediately explained that I must not take you there as it was no' safe for an American woman." "1 can't believe it " "He tried very ha -d to pet me to po before our marriage, When that failed -- as you kmo* , he has been trying ,over since." "But why did he \rant you to go to Macedonia after we were married?" "jWy dear girl, , yon know very little of the waya of men, 'Have you forgotten the dn of David T That country teem? -with malaria and hosts of other diseases and a semi- wild population, bandits and all that kind of thing." " I can't believe ,t." Roger was on his feet. He was helping himself to cioro brandy. He was laughing. end chattering, quite gaily, "He paid a half Million for you, my dear, and got nothing for it I wish I could have seen' his face when he discovered yoti were ^on- Bfaged (# me, And He can wfetetle for, his money back. '' ''You won't go-- to Macedonia, T'» "And Jeave some othar man in charge of my affairs at they ore notof Before I'd been gone six weeks, there'd be a -van-ant o l .»t for my arrest. The c-n!y thing, for, me to do now is to pi \y my father's game til) the end ol my life., . ,·, . Can't you be sensible, Shipley?" ' "Suppose Alan' finds ont-:-.what you've donet*' ' " ! "Prison. He's bound, to be vin- dictfve." ' · ' "He potlldn't be It'a not" in him." "My dear g|rl, lie has thrown away a fortune-! -- ·" Shirley knew then what the truth, was that she had b«en seeking for so long. lt l knew. And fiat at least 111 make good, tf it's true -- if he paid a half 'million for me--- If he still thinks I'm worth so much - " She moved towards the door. Roger lurched toward her. · "Where a:-:e you going?" , "I'm going to 'pay my debt to Alan. Let me pass, Roger, please." Alan Brennaway, from ,Ws eot« tage window, had watched the black weather come; up ,over tha woods. Usually, , storm clouds (rtirrod something in him* 'nailing to the fighting instinct that had taken him to Mexico and back; but ' tonight he -JVES listless, , / Bua physical strength might ( ba, returning, but the'Strength of his , . soul had gone. Shjrley had drained it awajHn that moment Vhen she had left hint alone with Roger, so that' Roger might,, with" insolent finesse, thrust* mm outside their lives foreve f, v ( , · Alan leaned against tha casement and fltired -up into the threatening skies He felt as though their heaviness preteted Sn literal fact upon every 'nerve and sinew. : He drew lorig breaths, almost gasping, . . . Sidney'»nd her "policy^ had won. '' The latent manhood in Roger * ' Kelton, that, might have proved itself under the spur of tail, had gone down before her bland insistence that accomplishment was a matter of diplomacy, And h« -- Alan Brennaway--- who had wrested a fortune out of the boweh* of the earth --had ' smiled anci shrugged and gone ' down, also In baffled silence. Decidedly, Shirley had won, AU\n groaned under the cppra- sion of his thought*. Th« storm ' gathered oatslde and the air lay tuunorlng in hia room. He would have oponei bin window, hut lassitude held blm. It imprisoned him, "Phe weight of It waa the height 0f his failure to'find the Shlrley-who* might-have-been. Into Uv« torpor walked tha 8hirley-who-wa*k Very pale, very eompoaedi very'wet. "My deais Shirk} What on She stopped In front of him, her eyes lifted steadily to hltu Siio seemed toagae-tiea-Han «cho of h«r strangj'mood on the mooro- ijuio that inoroing; b^t h« senx) her mood now as mor« definite, If even strati pe** So* stood before him with rait) silvering th« jfohiy- »jjver of har hair. Her drssa wiw of some heavy, woven ailk--knitted, he believed-*- ' boyishly op«n at the throat and ahort lit ,Ue aleeve* and rfrtit. It appeared t» be dry. · . . His guae traveled down to nor feet and discovered high robber beota, she had a dripping mackintosh over her arm. . ,, She said, at l«*t-- "The rain baa started, Alan. til, just hang ray coot hp, If t may." Her voii:e -was harsher than t»« · had ever heard It. "Thero'f iiomething vmmg, Shirley? -You look--you sound ." "I've eomfe to, dinner witt yon. Is there anything for me to eat?" She had not yet removtjd away from him, although the water from her mackintosh was trickling Into a pool upon the floor. Her gaza ·was still iiteadily upon hi». His first thought, that atie had quarreled with her husband, was submerged In the belief that she had come to Mm. Yet aho demanded hoafli- talityl "We nwflt get yon dry tort," ha, saii, rouamg himaelf. He found matches and lit tho fire in, the hearth. Then he took the mackintosh and went Into the passage with fi As,he hung It up, he saw her sink down by- the, first thin - , flames as though she desperately needed thoir warmth. i He wenfi on into the kitchen^ Ha was shakerd, 'jjow,' as so often when fresh froia her presence, by un- reasotfing, uncritical tovc for her, What did It' matter whether ahe mocked at effort and kflled the f lory of Inbor with a lifted brow? he was pagan, · through and through. She joyed only to the pulse and thud of living, T B« Continued.) Copyr)rht, 1»S8. b* flojr Vloltern tributod br «4ns FAAturM Smdteat*. _ v l.ulu Hunt Peters, M. t Deep M R. W.. who conducts a health (dub, whurri systemntlc'exerclses suited to the SodivlduaJ are given, ' ' wrlto» mo that h i a .experience coincides w i f h that of Dr. Rapp a p o r t, who found that syato m a t i c , d e e p breathing o i e r- clHos wore an aid to thfs reduction of high b l o o d p r e s ; s u r e . I'm glad to hoar this. But how much of tha lowering of tho presaur« I n t h o s e w h o hav* jaacn overweight ia due to the Increased brcatWng capacity, and how much to life loss o( excess rat and to the Improved dlot, is debat- t able. At any rate, deep breathing :«xorclsas and other exorcises which icaueo deep breathing are Important in Ida to nonnlu houltli, and uro UOK- lectcd by far lop niany, When the respiration .is shallow', Jlio exchange o( oxyEcn In tho ti.s- aues, known as lilterual.. respiration; is not great enough. aTid all tho organs auftor from, oxygdn deprivation. v Tho only muscles that are exer 'clsed by the majority are" arm and leg and Jaw inu^cles,t'an'd:not all of arm and Its muscles at that. The cbnseqf^ncio Is that there la a great deal of staKniiUon of tho blood iind tl^suo fluids, with its evil..: effects upon tho onrans, flabblnesa of all the muscles and tissues, and. very frequently, deposition of axcass fat. ! The tono'of the Involuntary muscles (the heart, b'ood vessels and lnt,ea- tinal muscles) depends upon the tone of tho voluntary tnuKcleu. and If the voluntary muucles are nagjocted they also suffer. I'm afraid J havn't srlven ewfflelens emphasis r n tiie column t» the vigorous UBI* of tti« muscles to help in keeping norm at. Tha reason fes 1 a.11 overweight Is that More food Is taken than exerciaa wil othor fihysteal ia.c- Hvities lnloi aal arid external) use Up, and it la undoubtedly better in moat casea to (ncrenae the exeroisaa and UGO up efinie of the food exReaa, m tho rtiat restriction. does not have t« be «o (treat. i Thw money w« spend lo aUead a j good g^rmntisium ts money well In- , veatod. Those who canndt do this *' should have 10 to IS nilnutoo of vlgr- orous sotttrtff-top qserclses^every lay (unless exercise IB contra-Indicated), We hava*A series call'-d tho Tummy Tan, which ara hefpfuK Also an ar- ticla on HlEh BlooJ PrssHure -and a ' pamphlet 6n m3u£lng Se« column " rules for obtaining thcaa. , ! * · · Mrs, L.-- 1 hold with the scientific authorities! who. after careful Investigations, havo found that ' there" ts not enough .aluminum absorbed from cooking utensils to IK of any harm at all. According to the Inveetlgatloua, aluminum Is present la a number of fqodB, 'even though they have cot been cooked in alunilnum 'vessuls. · Aluminum salts are g-ivcn medicinal- , ty for certain dlsoadcs To say that tlnj Increase in, cancel In duo to the Inoreeu3«d Use of aluminum ware la ati absurd j-eananlng 1 . We can much bettor say thut tho Increase, In cancer !: duo to an lucre \scd consump- tloirof devlta!l«od foods and i'tlte,- consequent unbalanced diet, and to '.ho Increased ueto "of lubor and exerrctiw- savlng OovlecH, nuch un alovatora, au- ' tomobllcB, and all other machinery, Fof an unbalanced llo t certalhly dls- f turbsi.tho chemistry of the body,, and l lack of oicerclBo pormita Htanln or stowing down of the circulation of. , the blood and lymph (tlwiua (Iitlds), and both of these factors are pruscnt In cancer patients. I think you will be wejry foolish to throw away your- aluminum cookltig utensils, Mrs. L. · .' . . Wo have hn artlctn on Balanced, Diet whloh 'la very helpful. S»a column rules for obtai ulng this. fi'Hlor'« JS'ote: Dr. Peters cannot diagnose rior ..pursonttl advice. Vour questions, If of gonaral Inttjrent, will be ojiBworcd In the column In their turn. Kar;ur«ts for articles or on hand niust be a^pdm- by a fulty nelf-a,tlflreaed, , atamped ·envelope, pluit f.he followins ksrnall charge to help cover cost of printing and handling; for «aohj article -wanted, two cents in coin j for each immphlet ten certs lit coin. Tho pamphlets nr« Rpttitaii'y and QaiKtniii, / W(tmen Kidney ait A Blailder nisordnra. Adirofla Or. In care of this- poper Writa ( legtblv, and not over 'OO wo*d«. a'oaiarj;0ic; i rai'aa Hetyt New Map of Europe '.Use* 46 Language* Washington.^-fThe Nntloniil Geographic society, has just Issued a-new map of'Europe^ In forty-sis .languages. The forty-BlX'langtiafees were required to give the precise official spellings' of the place anines tn countries where the places, esist In th8 .year* following the armis- 'tlce one of the notable changes In Europe has' been the development and intensification of natural feeling with respect to geographical place riatnea. Warsaw is Warsznwa to the Poles; prewar Heval hau heeti replaced by Tallinn in Estonia; St. Petersburg wna transformed Into Petro^rad, bat now ts Letilncrad So with hundreds of tho names vrhtci., like the places they represent, have endured for'centuries, i The traveler soon finds that Brap- sels. In Belgium. Is Bruxelles; that Copenlmgen la Kobenlmvti; that Vleli- BO IB \VeIn, and Constantinople Is Istanbul. ' Brazilian Row Between Church and State Ends Illo da Janeiro.--An agreement between the church and state was brought shout in the state of. Minns Gernes recently, when 'D. Antonio Calmil. archbishop of Bello Hnrtatinta, handed a gold pen to the nresltltmt of the atate for him to s|gn thp following decree: "In educational . establishments ituilijtHlned by tl\o government religious Insiructlon will In the future be permitted for H upuee of tlirie not more than dO minutes each dnj for thre« duys of tho week.' 1 t' Facts About Sponge* Sponges are very Irregular tn form, symmetrical ones facing rare, and their color la as variable as their shape, Deep-sea sponges, like othfl": anlmalF, thnt live in the dnrlc, are generally Sighl In colors but Hioso that llvo in r.hallow wator are very bright, und this color asauraei'l bj' the aponge fs generaHy for purposes of defense, or to frighten 1 away Other animals, ppoagBs ate very abundant |i| J^je AiistrnJiun BfiaS' especially Is t h f s the case with the horny or highest form nt 1.1 , BLACKSHEEP'S GOLD , $**1^^^^^ If looKed Be^ljjcl ni^ no'w. tfy tac id fig 'slopca that"ir,iin to eautwar L ' I duld ',aeQ nothln^'at iSrat Thin I ,dflll »Gfr~ tome rtay do^ra the, tides )lj.t» bosln, aarit dot? moving, ^hlta obfai. following trbifJTJ. Tboy wcr going last,, niafclng Ifljc! best of their way toward the^bottmn, illcj sugar* anta raiding B bowl, aisd yery. Buxloi » f to get to tha sugar as quickly us pos- elble, It wft», beyond oil tiuubt, Sj leer, Cas:on,.a'i)d their careiei-si. ' For when J thought of Jjplcei and his patron ; of nil i.hnf the liruto oiust hR.vo known* and of the «H«iice- paid slloncft doubtless-- that lie had ept; of how he h»d blked m« once, and Joi3 5tt«t fatleo short at rulnlni nj« now -- "weU, It wan aot nstonlshlni tt«t my fingers, ho If eoniiciotisly, 'ropt toward roy left hip and th* «to. k of the r*rol**r wltltoat wWch no wises mac travels throucb anknowa P ,pua. I hare saia tiia.^ my nsfnd, Ilk i my body, had fome to amtortty on tb red fleets of tha VCwt Th»w *n» ho- naBds, n««r my «JK«, who will tt idor- ·tflnd ju«t what tbst HJUJUIS, iTb« War i» cJoafl, forgotten, an an» its tnl tlona of dead nnd (or^ttctj fi^Her 1 *; bt t the p«rsonAIlfte« thant ] by It ussush , It htiK n«ver been poislhle for HI« ' r- «Hrd k tiling, InutUably, 89 m« rd*c. When Splwr and Oxon eime ftJrly sight, a HWo later; wh*a they -»ijH within rl«e uhcl, no hing roe frsfe picking off tin tslt, «m» with tho 4»kw»rd twft^ and ridding earth of a- brut* n» Utt5« 4t to Jive as JTaauljuw hlu««,f Imd iwa, »»T« the knowt^dgs that I Hhoitli c«r- tslnjy hang for St. iiart tttiU i f l h s «red, 3 could not inarry Pis tsarier, . . Th«y did not huny M I hnd, ona; thoy did not leap onto th? gr- 1 wily ,flat that held wore trearmre tht a all the oktcr «old««lil8 of N«w G (t»ea put together. \Vt« mat t leint! *e tQ tha midst of the Klacts «rf rocta thafc frtn«*d the boMoao of th«s rtt. ( txoo, a «H«nt l«Iiow alWB/a, nodde} *l«J«- r w»« to me, wirl «st down on a rock, hnnda in packets, surveying tli fist with « sharp profiwalotiM aye, .-hlch assuredly dirt not mtss i«y pc B or my jjotlr*.. Splcer cnme «j grli ning-, held oat hi» imnrt, and quoted rai aon»- ty. "Doctor Livingstone, I prtast me?" I thl.ok.thdt (n t}io moinsac, t a tti- defined presentiment o^* tnlsff -tunei seized me. I enpposc !· tnast hnve felt, vagnely that thlf dnfoated S ptcosr had no reasonable Hj?ht to look · heer- fu) ; certainly none to crack okwi. But 1^ I did feel scything of thf sort, it was sabmflrged by toy person! ! dl«- llfcft of Spicer hJroai'if. I want d to abuse' him, strike him. What t did say was only-- "Haven't J c f t ' m o i y of the pining for yon, I'm afraid," "Are thera plnnia?" he *ald frollsh- iy, «» if ha had come up Into tho heart of wild New GiUnea for n walk. Hia eyes were roving while ha spotc; I saw then? rest on toy pegs, and for a moment they openad wlda, nnd si owed a« many ugly .things us the wi idowa of a convict Jail. It was Caioi who ipolte, however, - , "What does Jt go to the dlat!" he' atked. He. was sitting as he clways did sit, charactorieHcallj- 1 , wltl legs fltin'g . wide apart, and arras oj trabo, soft hat pulled right into MS eye i, afld Insolent lip stock out. Of the fe v old'. time miners, remaining in New Guinea, I had always liked Oaxon the 1 ait. Nevertheless, 1 answered htm. There wo* no nae denying patbnt facti "About S.'our ounces to itha let out a whinnying' 'ckl* of delight, but Oaxon muclo no i tgn. "1 suppose," he said preeentl;, ''w* had better havo dinner," It wai thre« o'cioclt; they had--aa I afte -ward heard--camped part way dow \ tha crater on the previous night, am traveled, flince dawn. It was by i very short hriad that I had won. I hadn't dined either, 00 we lolnofl our messes--it would havo bee i contrary to Now Guinea bush cusfjm to do anything else. And while »-e ato and drnnlc, arid wntched each other alyly i from onder onr eye!id«, there was just one thought In the ml uls o( every one--"Gold!" But not v t f y far frora if, I think, wa» tho thou ;ht of the, other thing that rrmddcni, too, when seen; that cries out, too, when flnnj; upon the ground--blood, , , . "Better, bo careful of 'accjcle its' in the bush," I thought, even as I r reeaod the two to share iny food. "It'i a big Strain on any man's mlt-ret tralnt Nothing open, of course--I'd ,iespect thai--'hut sto many llttlo sneakj waya of klljlng- are possible, . . .' ' '""What kept you buck on tho -cad?" I asked the two. I wanted to know; besides, this sHence wns^rfltatl ig me, They looked so weti pleased with themselves;'had so'little right to bo' pleased,' . . , ''Foolery," an«wered .Oaxot, hip month choked by biscuit. "SpiC' r her^ won't realize that I'm leader, md--" "'Quite Incorrect," bleutcd Spl 'er, In what I fancy ha took to bo n i "Osford accent." "At the death of Sir Itlchard, tho leadership devol- ed on me. I decided t h a t tbo ititensta of the limplah would beat be 6or cd tiy opening up what we hfu! been led to understand was a probable g klfleld of the very--" "You were out for -ftsh to go on the spree, suraa na myself," com nentod Cazon. "And If you'd fired Jus about two more ahols into Hint en vvd of natives \Ka :mat, neithof of us would ever finve seen this place. You started the whole arov/d on i s, and then I had to Bhoot, and we wiped them out .considerably. Of .coc -se we had to go round after thflt," re?uJj_of_yafijL alleged- 1 f ABE MARTIN *·· ,u, rv , V" On Early 3: ! : "It woit^'t do_ t' say that divided homes, wretched surroundin's, pover-- ty, under nourishment, JU'Rligeu^. an' worthless mothorn an' drunken, loafln.' fathers, are alono rouponastblo fer OUT bisr crimfwij crop," disc-Iarcd! Constable Nowf, Plum t'day Iji addTeBsIu' an'or" gan pumpers' convention at th' New Palace Hotel, »a' contlnulti', he addcilt "I'll bet that squalid homes, /JKJV- prty, d^s-adation, arly handicaps, such M runaway mothers an' gln- .*oftjc«!, have dev«lopwl mor« character, produced more useful men an' women, titan all th' fine, vritole- som» onvlroiinient on' diHia' parents. put t'jjother, Lot «4 tak* th' front pane- o* t'divy'a d«Uy n^w»pe.or an' read Ui" beatlitoe^; "Wealthy Orokr Murders Wife, Yoathfal Ax WieJdcr Quarrels With Ocandtn-otftor, HJffhsr U-jgs in Rum Traffic Promiaoat, Conntvin' OftlcJa!* Suspected, BUM- Barons Cause .Murder o' Thr«e, Notod V»torlnry B^OHIM E'Jend ft* Ceatury, Thxiusan'/s o' Dollars' Worth o' 1/oo.t Found is Ho«-t« o' Society Matron, Aifed an' Hanker rift«a Rulnin' Prominent Attorney Hours, Well-t'-0o Farmer Murtlors Eight a« Th^y Slfrep, Youthful Bandit ' Oat Last Year in College, pTFfroultcd TSplcer, "'TJelag, TH that we have arrived after all the valuable ground Is pegged." "Yes," satrt Cmtotf simply, and buried his face In, bis itnt-sizo pr.nnUcfu. 1 knew the Papuan miner too well to question him., But there was something about the whole 'deal that I did act understand, "It doestft matter;', J. thought., ,"If they fanes' they cnn out rbe soiiieliow or other in the bush, thfey've got 'another think coming.' I've not the place In spite of them all, and I'll keep It." Wo had finished our meal now, n ad tho two newcomers, without further parley, went down to the flat and began walking about. It was fulrlj late In the afternoon by no*; nevertheless, the pair started off on what wn» evidently a brief prospecting trip. I heard the clink of Casein's pick now and then, and tha sharp tap of a hammer. I, did not tronble much about them; I was too busy making use of the opportunity to wash out',a few ,tnora dishes of gravel. .There could be no nnestlon, how, of loading carriers with gold for the homeward trip, bnt I wanted,,,at 'least, a good 'sample. \ I do not' think 1 shall ever forgot that'hour--eca'tasy of waisbfng out dish tiffer dlah, lifted txlWost anywhere .on the-Jlat, and finding," eui-'e ^B'day,' J nt the bottom of every''one,'a.'Hen' sediment of yellow dust and flukes. 8ft* ture, amazingly, had done Its work. ,My 'claim might, be "the bettsr for sluicing later on; but at'the-moment, one could collect enough to, make any ·man crazy drunk with gold-lust, out of the simple.- washing ' of a, doseii " ' Handsome.- PromoUr Bwlnnea Thou- san's', 'FourLe'aa Dry Ofllcers Oonfees, Deaertt Bible Olaas for L.ifr'o' Crime, V«» an' Tru»t«d Employe- Turns f Bandiltry J)urin' Woftk-Enda, a.n' iong-Sought Criminal Trapped in IKK Sumptuous Apartments on th.' North Side. "I'll Iny a wagor that in all o', this one-day's criminal record you won't flnd a aowl that's ImpMioated who'll tell you he knows anrthing Bb»iut broken homes, p4nch9d;:ta,ced poverty, au' early neglect. All'had COIMHOU school wJu^ationa, tjom ' o' tbem -w«-nt throngli college, all had fair parents, 9oras-fj o' thorn stitl livln' t'gi-the-r. Most o' Uiom had W re«psct and confldoncfi o' thw neliphbors, had trad-)6 an' pro- feesions, an' comfortable lome-fi, an* can't blame socitrty' or ati;"tulng dse lor'lb,' fam ther in, "My oljaenratlon is, an' I've b?«n ' with law Yiojatom fer forty that a criminal is a criminal whether lie's born aa' 'bro ight up in a ramshackle tenement or e, g-ilt--6dgeI home, .Instinct an 1 opportunity, an' very infrequently aoceesity makes th' criminal. Sometime* but o' a, flae big faml^r thr*ll b* one crbilnal, or n«'er-cto-wAU. All had £h' Mtmo home trafzilR' an' opportunities. /Jl wo bare t' do is add up, all th' great mCn trtio sprung from nothln'. "T F this day, ther'o..atlll. aorne a|»»8- tion" about la' parontago o r omo c» th' greatest an' hioat useful men In history. Sometimes a biographer can't even, locate th' mother br father o' somo outstandin' flguro in htoiorj'. We've all seen Ui' early 'homen" o' most o' our, cclobrlties, au' we've- s«c*i photcrgraplis or woodcute o' some o' thor forbears. " ' v "I don't think, howerer,' tinat t h ' criminal; · · ' or * '/vtclous instinct, is breiUt-la' out or showin' up, at a fer oarlior ag in our pfeoplo than It did J i n th' days o' Blinky Morgan, Dr. i Holmes, 'Boss Twe«d, Sell GnnnesB, I Lh' James btiya an,' Mrs. Chadwick, all educated with, th' possible, exception o' th' Jaitfeseg; "This kindly faced ole crook, serial number 4-115, wuz a N»w Jersey fouadliu 1 an 1 wuz wes,l an' adopted by a family, educated n' ! watched over, au' fiilall^'set UJ In tb' banfcin' business. He ;vfuz- loved an' trusted by all his townsitten. He wun seventy before he found JiJnwelf, when ho fled to'Patagonia with 'upwards o' ?1,000',000 o' his friends Money, !an' so it goee." % them; collected the'gold ir,was'abo,at-thirty-five ounces) and putTlfc away in one of toy »wag», for Oaxtm and! Bplcer^Vere t?o^ returning,, front, what ,J .took to be a fruitless, quufst, and I'did. not want thera to see my marvelous gains. They cama straight op Jo me, evl-i dcntly according 'to, ;a preconceived plan. They looked tiNsd and dirty, dls- couraged, too. Spider's mo ith dragged open, · and there was a nasty look nboat his pretty blue eyas that I had »eeii'more'than once before, "W'clJ, Baa-Saa," he began' unpro- pitiously, "it seems that the; only thing wa cah do--" "Say that again," I nterruptcd, "and say It'right." "Mister Amory," he conected, withi scornful emphash. "The only thing we can do Is, to, peg out what's left, and go back, 1 ' "You understand the mining laws of the country,,.! suppose,''.--.was my--an- owcr. * "I do, If he doesn't," put In Caxon. "We're not going to visit the ihlnes department this trip. . Tht' best thirig you can do Is to come back ,wltli "us. You've .got the "loan pf, us over tlitf whole business, and we'll lUtbfUaaffcR togetb-er. That fancy f.hootlng of Spieer's has made the bush a bit lively, I reckon.'*' ' I reflected. 1 Oason, was undoubted ly In the right Joining forces and carriers would be best'* for every 'one. We could -travel faster together, 'because there would be plentytof'.hands to cot a road- when wanted; more safely, because the natives would be a?ow to attack- a btg, ftqcte of. i viSS SolhTng* tlialf I nee3"iHy fer, now that I had pegged nay claim; I had 6nly to go down to Port Moresby and get It granted. Yet, and yet, when the . next day came; when the tents had been atrtick, and the carriers' loads portioned out, and the long, hard, upward tramp was beginning, I could not do away with u eenae *of 111-dofihed nnxletv, ;'0n the surface everything , was . right ,, ; I ^h ad ·won '.the race, . taken ; the, treasure. Caxon with his cailoua greed,, disregarding everything, in life 'but gain; Spicer, greedy, too, were both defeated. That was 'well. What, then, troubled me? As far as I could define the matter, it was thjls; they did not really mind. Inexplicable, that. Unsatisfactory, that Tho thought '(it was not a fear, nothing so definite) stayed *-«ltb me through', the greater part of the' trip- down to the "EoniiUy ,riv0r, , 3f?qjthing occurretl to deepen 'It; notlilag, on the other hand, happened to make it less. I could , not help* ,'observlng that my twoi white" companions ',,3W#, ataost Herously ani?tou8 lest I iitwmld leave ,tMr sight, There h»;a «t«ole»»ti.vnn- Ity In' every roanf nfy'-rtr^aSf 1*4 mo to concltlde 'that" th 1 ^' i"tWo,"'df »them valu'ed ,mjr J company»- :: -in ' yli^r' : n, the -dangerdus country, .wa were l£rav*r«IiiK --·more than 1 had-^uppose'cS^iSei the puzzlement, the 'anitlety, -wflre v °.ntJU alive, sopewbere submergei' ,'tn' 1 my mind. I did not altogether " oiid«r- ·tand, ·'. ^4. ___ --liiliilL'l-i- --- . » TO BE) CONTlJjtflm ( '' I V J Patronise those who TOE OLD HOME e DID- CAME HOME AFTER s CLocK/yaU',o0NT SAVSP-- AND FEI.L, oP»r .THE FRONT THREE TIMES-BERKS'-HE FINE) THE FRONT,DOOte -- LAND COUPLE pieces., M.AVJS TALKING TO THAT OL.D QOSSIP X SHE 1 . )3HT UP TO THE LODSE YOU ITS A NEWS-THROUGH , MRS PEPPE!?: WAS TO FUKMSW Ti4J?Ee HOME MADE PIBS X PLANNED Fote LAST NX5HTS L.OEX3E

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