The Daily Courier from Connellsville, Pennsylvania on March 6, 1930 · Page 11
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Connellsville, Pennsylvania
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Thursday, March 6, 1930
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i wUiiSDAV, MARCH 6, 1D30. THE DAILY COURIER, CONNELL 3VJLLE, PA. PAGE ELEVEN. BY ROY VICKERS CHAPTER XLVIII. H IS word* were u strong wine to Shirley, intoxicating her with the joy of achievement. Alan had definitely asked her to help him -- had accepted her KM a partner in the rough-and-tumble of running; the camp. He had mounted and trotted away to Abramovel's quarters, paying her the compliment of leaving her to tackle the difficult job of picking out the foremen and arranging for the distribution of the boot*. / In the event, she waj more than a little dlaappolnted with the easi- ne*s »f the work he had given her. The comltadji and laborers alike, if they paid no re«pect to her womanhood as such, at least accepted her as the eyes and ear* of Alan. At ten o'clock approached and work flopped, he came to fetch har and together they walked back to tte thick. "Abramovel ii no fool when it cornea to scouting. Neither Stephanos nor anybody else can get into this camp without our knowing it well in advance. A* they walked she noticed that he laneo a bit "You're tired out. aren't you?" the aiked. "1 could do with a re»t," he answered. "I've been on my feet ever since we said good-bye. I 11 get six hours' sleep now anyway. "I can't sleep in the day--it's too hot--even the bed feels like an oven." "I'll fix that for you," he answered, and when they got back to the shack nailed her mattress on to the floor and arranged the mosquito-net over it. "There's * contraption that Petros made for creating a draught along the floor," he told her. "Pity I had to rush off in such a hurry or I could have shown you how it worked." Shirley said nothing but she remembered that he had gone off in a hurry bpcause he nod been furiously angry with her. His anger, whatever its cause, had evidently passed away as mysteriously as it had come The "draught-contraption" was a success and she slept through the heat. At four o'clock he had more work for her and it was not until they were again sitting in deck-chairs outside the shack after niglitf all that he had leisure to talk to her. u . , , . , . "It's moro than probable that the little lot we've got here will of itself be quit* sufficient to prevent trouble." he explained. J'By means of thp scout*, we shall have at least twenty minutes' warning of an attack. The nfles will be within oa*y reach of the Serbians snd Abramovel's lot while they are at work--and they're going to work, I can tell you! "Those boots alone have made them sit up. This evening I took their old rifles away and gave them brand new ones of a vastly superior mane in exchange . . . Well, we've got four machine- guns Two will be posted where the road-track leads into the camp --and the other two will be kept in sections ready to pack on the mules that c«xme up this evening. "All the machine-guns will be ·manned by Serbians--and the other two are going to guard the second defile which will cut off the retreat. But I'm not gains to move those up until the action, if any, 1* started." "Why not?" anked Shirley. "Wouldn't it be safer to get them in position first?" No one knows the position except myself," announced Alan with a chuckle. "1 trust Abra- movel to appoint, but information i* boand to leak and the leas there is to leak the better I don't suppose these things interact you but perhaps you nad better her~ them. He was acknowledging har right to hear the details. Beyond doubt, when she had willingly accepted the role of hostage she had raised herself in bin eyes to the level of comrade. "Are you quit* sure Abramov- el's men won't turn on us?" ah* asked doubtfully. "They're rather a dreadful lot." "Ytd re beginning to understand them, f see,' 1 said Alan. "They'll fight like rats in a trap --provided you put them in a trap first--and I'v* done that." "Oh, Alan!" she protested, and checked herself. . , "I told you you'd see methods here th«t you wouldn't like," he answered. "You cho*e to stay. Shall . go on?" "Yes, please. I want to hear how you've trapped them. ' "With those rifle*,"heanswered. "1 took their rifles in exchange As soon as I'd irot thorn, ( took the bolts out. The bolts are *n the way to Salonika--that is to say, their old rifles are useless. And they can't get ammunition for the new ones except through me. "When they've used the ammunition I've issued to each man for emergencies--they're unarmed men and at the mercy of the other cutthroats. The trap will close as soon as Stephanos' me» show themselves. The Serbians will open fire. A.« far as Stephanos is concerned they're the same as Abram- ovel's gang. "In comes vendetta. Those two bands will fight like Kilkenny cats. Besides they're all horribly afraid of Stephanos. They loathe him and they're ready to look to me to help them smash him. 1 think we're pretty safe o n , that score. The essence of the whole thing is that Stephanos' gang must be destroyed if it comes here. Otherwise it will start a sniping campaign and turn up h»re every f«w days and interfere with the wojjk. I'm starting one gang en laying the metals tomorrow. "By the end of the week. If Stephanos leaves us alone, we'll be able to have stone up and finish the track. With any luck, you'll see a train runnint: through the camp this week." She asked other questions until she had the whole of his plan in her mind. "By the way," he put in, "I've had a dug-out built behind this shack. Directly you hear any firing you bolt for that." He gave her details of work that he wanted her to do, which consisted of helping hii own work as overseer. "I've brought a f"w horses up KS well as the mules," he said. ·"Have you got your riding kit bora?" I "Yes, and I've already ridden your mare," she answered, and told him the incident of her jumping and its grim sequel. "Ah I So you've seen a bit of blood, have you?" he muttered, half to himself. "Just as well on the whole. You'll probably see more before you leave this camp. . . . " i She caug-ht her breath. ' On t«« next day they worked 1 without interruption, and in the evening Shirley rode with Alan to the secret spot he had marked for the two machine guns. There were two more days of uninterrupted work before Stephanos cam*. I They were breakfasting together at dawn when Shirley caught sight of Abramovel running toward th*| shack. Shu told him and addedr "It looks as if there were some-J thing the matter." "A message from the scout*. ( expect," said Alan calmly. 'Re- member--S3 soon as you hear a shot fired -- into that dugout! « * tt "Stephanos is here!" cried Ab ramovl breathlessly, "What about your scouts, Ab- raroovel?" demanded Alan ominously. "A scout came into camp with him. He is by himself. The scout swears he could aee no man. Stephanos just rode up to him and ordered him to ride ahead to ths camp and announce that he wished to speak to you." Shirley c*uld see that Alan angry. "Why th« devil didn't your man shoot?'' he growled. "The plain fact is, your men are afraid of Stephanos and they'd tetter get cured of that quick. Where in Stephanos now?" "In my tent, Mr. Brennaway, He sent a polite message to you. He speaks French, not English.*' Abramove! broke into French. "My compliments to Mr. Brenna way and will he give me the honor of seeing me?" Shirley was watching Alan's face. He smiled with genuine amusement "My compliments to Mr. Stephanos, ancl I am desolated that I shall have to keep him waiting ten minutes, at the end of which time I shall conrider it' an honor to interview him. Say just that, Ab- ramovel. Don't forget it--that's the polite version. When he comes hero, I'm going to kick him out. . . . One minute--double all the scouts and bring the remainder of your men up here to this clearing with Stephanos." "Very good, Mr. Brennaws/y," answered Abramovel nervously, and hurried back to obey his orders. "Why did he dare to come into the camp alone?" nsked Shirley when Abramovel had gone. "He is evidently a man of considerable character," said Alan. "That's our weak spot. I've watched them very closely, and Abramovel and his crowd are ready to fight Stephanos -- but they're overawed by hia personality. That's why I s«mt for all the men. I'm going to treat Stephanos with contempt in their presence." (To be continued Cwrfrti mt kr »., V|* M; Miiritutx) li Ktaf FMMMI *r«lni. tat Diet and Health C UJLU HUNT PtTtaS,HO,AUTHOR OF OUT AMP HCAITH'AHO QltT fOfl CHILORCH Dry Official Held Gaining Weight M R3. B.--Yes, tt la surprising how fast and how high the weight can run up, after unlimited Indulgence In food. P a r t o f t h i s weight Is excess water that the tissues have to hold on to, to dilute the exces«i nutriment In the btood and tissue fluids. In order to keep the osmotic pressure r i g h t You will always notice you are very thirsty after this Indulgence, ,, Lulu Hunt . »rid drink a lot raters, M. D of water, most ot which Is retained with the food.) But have you not found that the weight will go down Just as rapidly If you under- eat the next day to the same extent that you overatu? 1 flnd many times that after · good evening dinner (when I am accustomed to havin; nothing but fruit and skim milk), followed by an evening of bridge, with continuous nibbling of candy and nuts, and a midnight supper, my weight may be four pounds higher the next morning. But I have found that by having, on th* day following, a very low calorlo count--say 400 to 600--and taking nothing salty, that most ot the weight will go off just as rapidly. I have also found that It takes me five days on tho ordinary reducing number of calorics to lose to where 1 was before th« feast I wrote (his Up once: perhaps you saw tt Five Days of Fasting for One Pay ol Feasting! Of course, th* fasting part Is not true. fh^ gifted Illustrator of my book-- ·the little rascal'--my nephew, who waa ten ten years old. Is now going through college on bis sLare of the royalties. No, he never developed along any particular artistic lines, although I remember that while In high school h« suemed to be the official decorator of the girls' sweaters, ·when they wora them embellished with headu and other figures. I have not yet written up my Honolulu trip, but I am always planning to. Had the most wonderful vacation I have ever had In rny life. The Paradls* of the Pacific rightly describes the Hawaiian Islands. As you say, vol sounds like pie, but It doesn't taste anything like it It can be classed aa a fattening dish, however, for It Is nfbstly rarbohy- drata (starchy food) made from the taro root, which ta boiled and mashed and allowed to ferment It's a gummy substance, a little acid to the taste, and not much other taste to me. No salt Is put Into It, for It Is supposed to be eaten with other foods that are highly flavored. 1 found I liked it when I took It with cream and sugar as a cereal. (I would!) Many of the newcomer* learn to like It straight very much. It 1s eaten freely by the natives and, as a result, many of them are overweight I think that the food that stands put most prominently to us all Is the pineapple. You really have never tasted what fresh pineapple Is like until you have eaten c ne tbat !· ripened where tt grows. They are so tender and delicious thit you are tempted to overeat; many do when they first go there, and consequently get tender mouths, be/causa, like other acid-tasting foods, pineapple Is acid until tt ts digested. The tree-ripened bananas are also most delicious. Tbe m.uigo, while very delicious, was not such a favorite with us. Another fruit that grows freely there Is the avocado. I didn't Indulge much In those, because they are so fattening, but tbey ar» delicious. You remember Jean, my niece's) chum, was underweight when sh« started. She gained 10 pounds on the trip. (So did I! And have Just succeeded In getting the last pound off. so am normal weight again. W* wore In swimming thr*e or four times a day and learned to ride the surf-board. That's the sport of kings! You can Imagine what a glorious time we had. Thanks ever so much for your Interesting and cheerful letter, Mrs. B., I'm happy to know yen lost your excess 70 pounds by following my book. (For those who are In need of Instructions on reducing, we have a pamphlet on the subject which gives the same Instructions in condensed form. See column rules.; Richard J. Proud, above, chief investigator of the prohibition unit in Chicago, has been held on $10,000 bond pending a. hearing on charges that he sold secret records on tin important liquor conspiracy investigation for $75. Two Milwaukee men were taken with Proud when he gave them the records in a Chicago railway station. Editor's Jtote: Dr. Peters cannot diagnose nor give personal advice. Your questions, if ot general Interest, will be answered In the column In their turn Requests fot articles or pamphlets on hand must be accompanied by a fully self-addressed. stamped envelope, plus tlie following small charge to help cover cost of printing and handling for each article wanted, two cents in coin; for each pamphlet ten cents in coin. The pamphlets are Keducing end Oairing, tlvpient ot Women, Kidney and Bladder DUordrra A idress Dr, Peters, In care of this paper Write legibly, and not over 200 words. · * · PATRONIZE THOSE WHO ADVERTISE Oh, boy! no more colds QOUNDS like magic. No more col Is! ^ What wouldn't you give to go through the winter without them? Here is one sensible thing you an do. A preventive measure that doct rs recommend. Every night snuff a little "Vaselii e" Petroleum Jelly up the nostrils. It coata the membranes of the nasal p is- sages. According to doctors, germs ire not likely to get in their deadly w rk if these sensitive membranes are fo tilled against them by lubrication. When you are outdoors on a due 7, windy day, use "Vaseline" Jelly in the nostrils to relieve that tickle. 1 he tube is convenient to carry, BO 3 ou, can always have it with you when; ou need it. If the throat feels husky, take a t ?a- spoonful of the Jelly and swallow it. Radio stars, whose voices mean tl eir bread and butter, have learned 1 bis trick. You can profit from it too. Lay in a supply of "Vaseline" Ji Uy --in jars or tubes--at the neoi sst store. Use it regularly every night. OLD HOME TOWN SEE. V/HY SHOULD CLEAN OFF THE: A1MT 5ow' MO PLACE i DO- THE S)DCWAl-KS KNEE AW Yoi SETTIM' 'ROUND TH' f STOVB --RJQHT HERES VJHERE ALL. MEMBERS OF TH)S CLUB, A BOOST JN FIVE MINUTES AFTER. AUNT SARAH, LOCATED THE- LOCAU BOOSTERS SEVHK MEN VrfrTH HEW JSNOW TACKLJE.D THE B)5 Dfc|pTS ON LO^WtE-R. MAIN Ruffsdale RUFFSDALE, March 6--Mre. . T. Nuu of Morgantovvn, W Va , f pent Sumlay with relatives here. 3\Ire I*. Stewart of Scottdale f petit a few days with Mrs. S, S. Illteon last week. Mr. anrf Mrs. Charles Hart and fdT.i]y cl Wyano apent tho w«el -end with the latler's parcnti Mr and Mrs. Kohort Col«. A photographer was nt the R iffa- rlale school Tnti«ertay rooming ta iing pictures of tho school pupils. Word was received here Tue«); y of tlio death of ROT. Thomas ot 3 red- erirk, Md , formerly of Rttffedal? M1B6 Clarice Stoner of near this place underwent an operation f i the Memorial Hospital at Mount Plot iant Saturday Mia Elmer Tarr has returned 1 om« a f t e r vlnlting h«r daughtei, Mrs lary Apple and family or Greonsburg Mr and Mrs. f 1 A. Ben ford and daughter, PhyleiK.xot Dptrcit, Ii ich, arc visltlnp relative's here PENNSYLVANIA DAY IS OBSERVED AT PERRYOPOLIS Patronlzn those wnir sdvertta Pennsylvania Day wa« celebrated on Tuesday "by the Perryopolie grade schools, of which .1 D. Chrtetmann is Huparvteing principal After a six- rxM motion picture on the history of stwl was shown u n d e r the auspices of tho rhemlstry cla^s o{ the Perry Township High School, the followlnR program was rendered, under the leadership of Jamea Adameon, history teacher: "Creation of Pennsylvania Day," read by Alien Rankle. Essay, "William Penn, tho Founder of Pennsylvania," Margaret Feher. Poem, "Pennsylvania," Margaret Lueo. Roitp. "Pennsylvania," mixed octet Poem. "Advance*! Pennsylvania," Clara B«llo MoClanahan. Music, "OoiDposers of Pennsylvania," reading by Ruth Bridie, and piano music by Adda Joy Martin. Poem, "Treee," written by Joyce Kilmer, giv«n hy Mary Agn«« Martin. Song, "Star Sangled Banner," sung by the audience. Looking for Bargains T If. eo, read the adv«rtis4u j colutana of The Daily Courier. COAL and COKE Connellsvillc coking coal, both run of mine and lump. Gas Coal, Lump and Nut Size. Coke, Nut and Large Sizes Consolidated Coal Supply Co. Yards ou B. 0. and P. K. It. Phones 1700 and lo. SOMERSET COUNTY / DETECOVE QUTTS SOMERSET, March 6 -- Edward Darr, Somerset county detective, haa tenderd his resignation, which was reported to have been roiue«ted by District Attorney James B. Land is immediately following the collapse of tho alleged SomeraeH county rum conspiracy cae in t)!i« Federal oonrt at Pittsburg last month. Darr waa one of 15 defendants who were acquitted. Lacquering la OIM of the moat fn- mous of the Japanese arts, and B'- though it has been practiced for centuries, many of the details of t h e ' craft are still a secret to all hot a few of the native crnftgmen, says Popular Mechanics; Magazine. It' In known t that flne gnm frem the nrnsM tree furnishes the material for the laeqwr i Tarnish, and tihat sometimes as manv a« fifty coats are applied on a base of pine or cherry wood. TIse our classified advertisement. as widespread and useful as the PUBLIC HIGHWAYS Read ling out to the rural communities and individual farms the ads in our Classified Section unite city, suburbs and country in a single community market-place. Improved public highways have more closely linked the country with :he city. And classified advertising paves the way for residents in tht country to take advantage of special bargain opportunities offered in the city--and for city people to enjoy the savings and satis- factic n of buying direct from the farm. Peop e living outside of town are finding many opportunities to buy what they need and to sefl what they don't need--through the Classified Section of this Newspaper

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