The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 22, 1951 · Page 7
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 7

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SATURDAY, DECEMBER 22, 19B1 OUR BOARDING HOUSE — with Major BLYTHEVn.LE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS INS MY WAV IX>W»J ATI6HT CHIMH6V—AUD lof DtSlfXATED gAOt CLICKED WTO PLftce LIKE A ME9HIMS.' EM—1 JrS BEGKJ FEELIW ' OUTSIDE OF 'EM, K, ALL/ HE'LL (We to Be Your Car Will Get Best Service If You Bring It to T. I. SEAY MOTOR CO. Ml E. FOR SALE nlrertz, 12 inch to « Inch, plain or re«nforeea. Also Concrete Bnildlnf Blockm cheaper th»n lumber for harm, chirkrn hovKt, pomp hoaws, tenant honsn, lool jheds. We deliTer. Call u for free ntlmate. OSCEOLA TILE & CULVERT CO. Phone 6tl CONCRETE CULVERT TILE Size* ip to J« In. Corrugated Metal Culverts Sizes ip to 84 in. A. H. WEBB Automatic Flood Catn Concrete * MeUl Seplio Tank. Sewer Tile Best Prices We Deliver y «I •( state Lin* Phone 114 Know How Fast You Drive? Get a Speedometer Check-up at T. I. SEAY MOTOR CO. ui «. Dwtar r*,*» zin OUT OUR WAY I, J. R. why »'«««•'»*• you hav. with the you hold some debates with him about salary?" PRESCRIPTIONS Freud Stack Gurutecd Beat Price* Kirby Drug Stores REACH-EASY CLEANING" wild this NEW G-F! FUEL OIL G.O. POETZ OIL CO. "/ Sell That Staff Phone 2089 > Office & Bulk Plant—Promised Land HUE CLEUHfg , It Kttt as 2 10 pv ink MfrfcHMMl SK IT TODAY/ Hubbard&Hoke APPLIANCE CO. MCHUM CLCANCRt AIR TAXI 12'/« Per Mil. | Anywhere — Any Time| PHONE: Ernest Halsell Kitten in the Woods XXIX H, taking the wooded short cut from Avondale to Blnck Pirs scuffed through heaps ol leaves with childlike pleasure. The weather and an almost certain knowledge (hat the Black Firs mystery was coming to a close made her buoyant, light-footed. Giggling, she looked around with a sense of guilt. There was still a madman at large. Bill Devantcr, back in Avondale putting through a call Jo Chicago. might soon have confirmation of his suspicions. When he had finally returned lo Hie station ivogon , from his spying on Aaron, Kiggs and the flamboyant blond, she ):ad told him about Riggs pausing bv the car. ' "I was a fool not to park it around the block. Didn't learn too much either— guess I need more practice at this eavesdropping," I saw you out On the fire- escape." _ His smile reproached her. "So W-m clumsy tool Well, they seemed to be having an argument over money. I gathered Rfg gs was Iry- ing to get her to give up the penl- hoi.se for a cheaper apartment. And she was giving him the old T'oi/'re not the only pebble on the K ? *K .- ^° U u! nC - GUC5S " "><* « high-tint blond to disturb thai glacial calm of his," 'Aaron Riggs was still In Burlington and Bill had spcm the morning closeled with Mr Wilki* Most of his information and suspicions he had kept from Elizabeth -for her own safety, he said. But * de one rcmark which ,K the u Very few cll!; nts and telnhartJ are hij only rich handle, frost of She tried not to think about It now. It was loo heady a day to OB eotuplexiUM. Sh* vaf irhen Madanx X leaped out of a wild blackberry copse The cat meowed a welcome and nibbed against her legs as though she had been waiting for her It was miles to the lumber camp but (o a feline with her vagabond instincts that meant Jjttle. Evidently she had been seeking a walking companion. They had almost reached the dam when Elizabeth saw the man. His tall figure moved toward her, now hidden, now exposed by fhc second growth firs. He was intent, head lowered, eyes on the path. In the first swill panicky moment of recognition she thought of turning, of running back to the village as fast as she could. Then Aaron Riggs looked up and she knew she had to stay and face him. When he saw Madame X, his eyes narrowed with active dislike "You teem to have a peculiar devotion to black cats Miss Brownell." • • • JPVERYTHING fell Into place, Tt was a: though a wind-ruffled pool has suddenly grown as still and glassy as a mirror. "You said CATS, Mr. Riggs?"Thal's rfght Th«. WM c«e at Black Tin." •Yes, there was. An Innocent kitten poisoned with cyanide by a man who wanted me to think Ollie was a mental case and a murderer My devotion to cats Kerns to b« exceeded only by your hatred of them.** "Jiiit what do yon mem?" "I mean that you're the person who poisoned that cat. You were downslairs alone for a long time that afternoon. I thought you were in the library. You had every opportunity to poison the milk." "Aren't you being rather precipitant? Why would I kill a cat?" "Because you were trying to make me and everyone else think that Ollie had the psychopathic mind of a murderer. That advice you gav« DM oort Your tear of leaving Emily Stemhart alone with her «onl You ve done everything po«ible to point^the finger of suspicion »t -,« - a <arne did a figure eight around his legs and he stamped his foot so that she ran off and hissed at him Are you accusing me of killing Courtney Benson?" "You did," she said Rrmly "I don t think there's any doubt " "This is extraordinary! The girl accuses me of murder as simply as that! Perhaps she'll also explain my motive?" Elizabeth had lost all sense of personal danger. As she talked the whole pattern became clearer. She felt an overpowering urge to flaunt her convictions in the haughty bleak face of this creature stand- Ing t ore her. She saw Aaron Riggs gaze go beyond her to the path from Avondale, ~thcn slide sideways to the rush of White Water Creek which swerved so sharply into the bank where th«T stood. "I've always heard that money was (he main motive for murder " "Money? My dear, !'m quit* •ell-to-do." "You always will be as long M you have the Steinhart fortune to' manipulate as you please. 1 * • • t J.IE tried to laugh but it emerged as a hoarse rasping wheeze 'So now I'm a robber ft well as a murderer!" "It takes a great deal o< money to buy emeralds and muted-mink and penthouses for women like Mrs. Winslo. And it must have been going on over a long period of time. Somehow Courtney Benson found out «nd came here to expoe« you." He lowered his head, narrowing his eyes in sudden recognition. "It was you in the station wagon'" "Yes." "And you've confided all your amazing suspicions to young Devanter?" "Not yet. But he's no fool, h«— " Sh« took a step backwards bwt his hands shot out too swiftly She struck out with her knee. Aaron Riggs was too tall, his arms too long. • There are ten species of skunk In the AmerlcRs. PIT BARBECUE PIT BARBECUE PIT BARBECUE PIT BARBECUE PIT BARBECUE PIT BARBECUE PIT BARBECUE PIT BARBECUE PIT BARBECUE PIT BARBECUE PIT BARBECUE PIT BARBECUE V KREAM K REAM ASTLE DRIVE-IN . Corner Division & Walnut machine problems? Then you'll appreciate the quick, economical service that you'll find at Wicker's. Machine work of all kinds; let Wicker solver your machine problem! t Welding- Electric and acetylene > Blacksmithing Plow point sharpening^ etc. Winch Truck Service F. 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