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SATURDAY, DECEMBER 26, 1936. JLXTHEVILLB, (ARK.) COUBIER NEWS Rebel Officers Watch Shells Fall On Madrid [Roosevelt's Grcal Strength Made Up of Many Diverse Elements i»y I/YI.E c. .WILSON t'nltcd I>i-css Slaff Correspondent WASHINGTON (UP)—American iwlitlcs "(slowed red hot in 193;; land is being poured into new molds as the new year approaches. President Roosevelt's November re-election triumph marked a Phase in the realignment of po- lUIcal parlies. Realignment has progressed so far b^ now that it is likely 1930 will lie 'Judged by historians ns n year of great political disturbance In this country. Mr. Roosevelt kidnaped the normally Republican farm belt and I Far West In 1932 and was given I new title to those areas in 103G. lie won the negro vote from its I Iradiliotial ' Republican moorings.' I He took' agriculture and small I business. He broke into Industrial ! '"""-lican New England for the' , time and left of 43 States to 'the Republicans only two, | Maine and Vermont. l He carried Ihe regions of re-' I cent or current discontent, the I great industrial cities and the farms. But in winnij those com-1 I paraliveiy radically-minded voters,' l the President did not give up the i Southern Slates where conserva- [ tism remains the gospel of the elder statesmen. Politicians are. I wondering now for how long Mr.' 1 Roosevelt can keep his varied | a'rmy in step with itself. Jobless Army SI11I large. . The election is judged to have I been an expression of approval of I better times, nrorc jobs and more I money although the unemployed I still remain, some' 10,500,000 I strong. Under depression pressure i | the trend of American politics as I revealed in the elections of 1932, 11634 and 193U was definitely to- I ward more liberal or progressive \ lor radical policies than those' to i 1 which either of the two major] j parties previously was committed. I J Depression started the process and I Mr. Roosevelt kept it going. I The advantages as of 1B3Q lie I almost entirely with Mr. Roosevelt : I nnd his New Deal-Democratic I party. From a small beginning in j 11930 when Democrats regained I control of the House of Pepresen- Italives after a lapse of 12 years I Mr. Roosevelt led his new model J Democracy to undisputed political lancy. Comforting to Rc- ans are the 16,080.259 -votes by Gov,. Alfred M:- Landon I last Nov. 3. But Mr. Roosevelt [polled 27,750,778. j, . -.. •. Lemke Gels 900,000 Voles A new minority organization, Ithe Union party led by Presldcn- Itial candidate William Lemkc, I broke into the returns for the first | time this year and picked up nl- ImosL 000,000 votes, most of which I otherwise probably would have [gone to Mr. Roosevelt. But nearly I I offsetting tiiat defection was an • lobvioils movement of former So-i 1 cinlist voters, including 'some of Ithat party's former leaders, into |the New Deal parade. .Norman Thomas, Socialist Pres- |idential candidate, who polled i8o,000 voles in 1932, had fewer I than aoo.Glo this year and his loss I evidently was to Mr. Roosevelt. I Measured by electoral college Ivotes—Roosevelt 523, Landon 8— Ithe IMS election wo-ld be judged Ito have destroyed minority panic* • including the Republicans. Bui Ithe electoral vote docs not pro- Iperly reflect the sturdy minority Iwhich stood with Gov. . Landon |against tlio New Deal-Democracy Plumes of smoke i,om lombs Lursling in the dKUncc wi S,nn,h c.p«., b> rc^e, and ait.He,, rascis, officers ii, ,he '__ striictloii the niaifeinanship of their pilots and gunners. rulhlcss destruction of (lie behind the zone' of ile- Drawn Into Auto Labor Dispute '•$£••: £ ••:•': '••••'•?'•'£&•'. Morris led ihc way by lioltlng Her- 'ici-t C. Hoover's Presidential cati- dldncy. Norris was a .supporter of M Smith. In 1032 he and Sens, Hiram W. Johnson, Cal., KoberlM. La Follelii'. WLs.. mid Bronson Cmting, N. M.. Iwck-od Mr. ijoose- vell asainsl Mr. Hoover. Several oilier Republican .suinlors in that year refused to supp^-t Mr. Hoover but remained silent rather than bolt. Tn the 1936 campaign half j a dozen western Kornibllcan sen- j alors cither walked oi'it on Oov. '.su.'Jin or supporled him so softly lha». no word of it reached across- Ihe ^borders of their states. On the edges of both parties nve men uncertain now of their fu- lure political allegiance—men who in Ihe next four years probably will make choices which ultimately will place the more conservative group of volers and leaders in one party and the more progressive and radical group in another. Party labels themselves may change In that mass movement. lAn indication of nominal party •strength in the United stales j& • presented by an Edilorial Research IReport breakdown of lhc 75th •Congress. Democrats, who won 313 Iscals or 72 pcr cent of Ihe house •membership In 1932 increased their rcpresentalion to 334 seals lor 77 per cent last November. Re- IpubMftn representation fell In that |jic.r*(i from 1)7 seats and 25.3 Iper ttmt to 88 scats and 20.3 per |ccnt. Senate Has 75 Democrats Senate^ Democrats have incrcas- |cd in nunitcr from CO to 75 and I from G2.5 to 78.1 pcr cent since 11932. Republicans- have slumped I from 35 to 17 scats and from 365 Ito 17.7 pcr cent in the senate lOlher scats in the house and sen- Inte nre herd hy Progressives IRirmer-Laborites and. In tha case lot Sen. George W. Norris, of Nc- |ora'ka, by an Independent. The foregoing- represents the >minal political divisions in the I'3th Congress but all political ob- -ealize that real cs are not A Democratic break away lot Democrats who, |KooscveIt look the until Mr. party over, • " a " onal| y Cognized lend-' lers. Notable among them were Al- Ifrcd E smilh, loi-nicr Sen. James |A. Reed, of Missouri, and former IGov. Joseph B. Ely, of Massachu- Isetts. They bolted Mr. Roosevelt's • re-election candidacy but only one •top night Democratic office hold- ler found courage In 1936 to declaim against Ihc Roosevclt-Gar- Major figures in labor trouble which threatened to "fie up" 211,000 'employes in General Motors Corporation plants included Alfred P. Sloan, top photo, president of the corporation, and William S. Knudsen, lower photo, executive vice president. The United Automobile Workers' Union, seeking collective bargaining rights, sought conferences with Sloan and Knudsnn, but was told to take up the problem directly with local plant managers. - Iner tjpket. That bolter was young' Republicans. The JScnl. Rash D, Holt, of West Vir-|tw and the 1524 ~mfa. | C( j Democrats who have berated the New Deal and opposed Mr. Hoose- velt in Congress bound themselves lo a truce during the campaign period. Among them were Sens. Carter Glass nnd Harry F. Byrd, of Virginia, Ellison D.' Smith, s. C., and Sen. Millard E. Tydings, The campaign truce is over now and Ihe . tremendously conservative tradition of the 'Democratic parly in the South will be one of (be wedges most likely to strain Ihe New Deal-Democratic party fabric in the next few years. It is difficult for Wash ing ton lo understand how Mr. Roosevelt can succed in drafting.,^ set of political principles which will, on one hand, keep such men as Glass, Byrd, Smith and Tydings' loyal, while, on the olhcr, meeting the minds of such newly emerged New Deal-"Democrats as John i,. Lewis of the United Mine Workers, David Dubinsky, a "former Socialist leader of garment workers, and the body of labor, generally, which whooped it up for the New Deal In I93S. Ohl Problem Arises 'flic conservative stalesmanship of ihe South and the radical la- toritc statesmanship of the industrial regions are on extreme and opposite wings of the party low led by Mr. Roosevelt. Political miracles scarcely would siif- ice lo keep both elements In line Mr. Roosevelt is confronted now with the political'problem which larrfed the Harding, Coolidge nnd ioovcr administrations—the leadership of a party composed not only of a main body but of active and opposing left and right wings. There Is simltr.r divisions Oolfl Itiisli Avoided ALAMO. Cal. (UP)—For oucc at Itast Ihe finding of gold in a chicken's gizzard here did not pre- eioilnts a yold rush to lhc sand deposits when; the chicken had presumably fed. The gold wasj merely a dental crown. White House In Holiday Garb Sl.ilc Fosters JACKSON, Miss. (UP) —Mississippi parmlls coimllcs nhd munlct- pah IKS to float ixmd issues for cs- With Clmslnuw, Uees on the poitlco.nnd a bi n7 .c of lights tiinl «hlne like a beacon through the chill Washington nights, the White House was a bright example of Ihe holiday spirit hi evidence throughout MIA /inin\*ft» /-1..1.. *1. _ . . _ . •t>','"*'i' Ulc . - ...... try. Only the, presence of tw o : special -P-ays of thousand! of' set, _______ South Development Council, upon | New York City's snbwnv •> n d i approval of Ihe slate's industrial I elevated lines carry nearlv 20<M L s I C0 0.000 passengers nnnually - - — : '• mllllon connnfeion. American fnm|- • dnlly to feed < niclr. household pels. Proclucli'on, Payrolls nticl Profits Up Thotigli Kiii- ploymcnl Still Lags How's liuslncss? . . . None Is bvllir quiillllcd tlinn John T, I'l.vnn, ilUllnguMinl t'couomlst- nuthor, lo answer tlml nuoslltfn Tor you. He .iocs so |, y \ m M ng lit liffi! nnd ulifad Into below. In other words, production Increased 14 per com 1 , juiy-iolls in- crt'iiscd n per cent and ninnloy- menl Increased -I per cent. An Interesting explanation of this Is flrsl, tlml wages \\cie Incicascd liidustiles that to work this List year In portion lo their nimib«.s common Jhbor, .second ,"'°' C n , skl i loc ,' mc » were put pio- than , Our economic machine should produce housc.s, buildings for 0111 , In this It has been mast I . " •"• ' wvrii llliw baiikward roi the last six years. 1 (If I-nilfl I'll,11 I mi. !...»....1. The constiutllon Industry" has ucen sujoiisly |il( Bui, li l»i|iroycd !n 1030. if y ou ,,tiU C tills improvemrnl In porcentascs liirge. i'rlvale building almost PAGE THBEB Income. But the year 1830 is jRi|ioitaiu for one very significant phenomenon-the definite thudding of our depression crepe 110 passing of (h c depression fl.liIt, the rl'e of tiy boom spirit And uhcicvei you go you me ilrucX. by this ama/lng iramfoi- malloii of mood. Oo to Detiolf lhc nulomoblle men t«ll you Hits J ear's snlcs top those of " II tier cent - ll,c best" year if 1023 ~ niul n better year' ntiead, Qa to Sclienrclndy or East, Hie clcctilcnl equipment Indiisur illow m jt ^mn;,rgrw;^ J"'"' 1 ;?','"; r »<"«>« •«•<<> construction will total almost f, y ?* l mt bUslt>M s ™s better lw:cc ».v much "s In iW Ci '«' ? 29 . ""''.. th!lt "'^ nre ™re tlio nelun) amount of building Is !,,;„, not v,.i sufficiently mint, tob 1,0 c! . 1" IOJ5 pilvalo con- Miuctlon wcis ?09a,000,000. This 000. That, is, in 11135 we dl 15 worth of building for CV orv person h, ihc counUy wiille In Wwo did about J9 world. UlKlNliSS. I'llOI'I'lS BY JOHN T. M.YNN NEW YORK.—Well, 1937 rounds t'H 1 corner. Six full years since tlml un- wrlnln. bewildered New Ycni-.H ^&t,\ ciny which followed Ihc crash I, , This menus U | S Inventory time ,o',n" "'^ """ U * In Amerlcii-llme to Inspect llic!i,°' sliou. Ihe cupboiird and tlio tin- IJHST Along' wild (hi Vising [|dc 0[ prodnellon iimny dllier forces went , • -, .- liox nml see what 193U did for iis " ,, mi! ,"' Thc >' <-°»'css to piolll.s Then we nmy.tnkc n long look r V iwlc ln ftvc ycn "" nhead-n Iwelvc-inpnth look-nnd 1 ,.,. C , 1 ' I10I ' IU10 , IU! ni try 'to uuess whafs In store for! ' l>llylllt! " The chief object of.our economic machine Is to produce goods and services, for our people We are successful or not in a ycnr n proportion as we hava done that. For every $100 of goods produced In 1D35, we produced SI 14 world in 1930. That Is all to (he good. ..-. For cs'cry $100 worth of (joc-ds we produced hi 1033, wo produced *H3 worth In. 1030. This reveals In n simple set of figures'How fur we have gone. For every $100 worth of B oocls no produced In 1020 .we produced J01.50 worlh hi 1930. That shows hoiv fnr ivc have yet to go And of course, If we want lo make bur economic machine work nt -'lilgli efficiency we must do belter liiaii that, because wo were -.not producing all our people needed lii WAGES HISE KASTKll THAN KMl'I.OYMENT Wlrat did Ihe man who works for wages get out of all thisV Well 'or one thing, the Incrense l>i wages paid . out—lhat Is, In total pay-rolls — W ns j» s i n i,oul the lion. But the Increase in the number of Beginning a Story About a " "New Mexico 'Blizzard',' a Ghnslmas Parly and a Killer Who Recognized No Holidays towns — Pittsbiiigh, Mome- slead, Urudock, McKcc.spoi I, Deth- lehcm, Oaiy, Binulnghnm — and yon nnd nn air of un-reslralned optimism pervading . tlio regions, (lie mills working three shifts a tiny, opciallons at Ihc highest mnrk .sluto 1030. OTIIKi; KACTOKS .snow isu.'KOVKMwr Hntlroads aic buying equipment mice lump — 45,000 freight, cars aiialnsl only ubo.ut 8000 In 1935, and 250 locomotives against about 05 In 1935 nud two In one of our di-pieslon jcms, Go lo New England or Qcorgln or South or North Carolina, and you will be lold tlio tevtllo trade Is closing (he best year it has had since the war. And linis li goe.s. And under Iho , ,.-,... b uu ., l . ara . |!' rnlma of tdcsc mounlliiB actlvl- Ennilngs of 125 corpoiallons-' { "ci \ * "'"' Cl>m ° f QtO.COO In 1035.'\n IMa'tlrev* 3 !?^'!! 115 ln!l1 ' SllllX ' s ot m ° u "> l »& be around $350,000,000 ^ c - 8rclU AlsMl>r wl!lcl1 Even (he rnllionils are beBlu- iiuiB to Bhed the led Ink. 'ftvcnty- systcms showed dondls cverj I liiu'c vhllcd Ihe country, nte since many parts ' with nic . , -..-., accutnulallons- of deferred piofened dividends; some ore paying bonuses. nuarlcr last They hnvo shown (|uarlcr for 1930. save Hie last. pioflts every And of couisi! nil d,h ncllvltv 13 renccted on the itock ticker At the beginning of 10JO you might have none out nnd bouuhl one each of 300 stocks on (he New .York Slock Exclimig'o mid Invested $1800 In the vculmo. Uy the end of Novcmuer Ihey would have been woith $10,300. Or you might have bought a slmic each of 50 leadhiB or most active sleeks for $li,.fOO. By the end of November (hey would havo been ll'm-lli t- 1 I nnn , MVVH in 1H29 have been swept nwny. And with It all pi ices rise — tvhcat $1.10 bcfoic Christmas last ycnr, $150 this year; corn 81 cents Insl ycnr,' $1.22 this year- coffee up ao per .cent; b tecl im from $29 [o $ 3a a ton and further Uses piomlscd; copper, tanl, zinc tin, wool, nibbcr, gasoline— most commodities up and fuilhei- Is Idls good or badVWell, good or bad, II Is fact and It Is, of course n sign of Using demand, its con- fcnuenccs we will ECO later. Even foiclen tmde Is up-not' very much or In any important (ipiiw. "" > '~ ljllt ft ''"'« wild the gen- auue da) ji^ , «• worth $14,000.' Blningest of tno nil phcnomcnn is growth of bnuk itcpos'ls-so Grange that Jaler HC must tiy to explain them. July 1 1935 all , held $45,532,000,000. July l, 103G, Ihcy: hold h, deposits $51 - 3JWOO.ooO-n rise of $5,813,000,000 MOST SIGNIFICANT CHANOK IS IN Sl'IRIT Of course. In n broad picture of nils vast] nation, theic aic blight spots and daik s|)ols. Wlmt these "!?• ,J v , hllt "'" Hie cnuses behind nil, ,, , this ovrmenl, whnt me llio new pioblems which arise out ot It, we will sec In lh c next aitlctc. There nre « m Paths in Chicago. 0[ b i cycle Thus we aic richer for the plo - HRnt.v rrrjivn TODAY rminil drnil Imirntli Ihp <;hrl«im,.v lr !',V, "'"' " k "' fl - '" M» Ihnnt. tliltiK* '' ilia fail- Other prominent .ofrtce-Mffln, 1 ^^^]^ 0 ^" 1 !? 11 ^ '""veil in tTir'hoiiM^cfi.iVt. [,„,;,,. I"- Kfi.iTs ,vnr,l 11,.-, I rrrri-nnr l« '" wo I/KTI- f,,r il /imcrnl KrrvTri' iluU'i ,".[' r ' lc ~'"" " ll! l ' n ' 1 >' -'"» xmv c.n ax WITH TUB STORY CHAPTER IX AFTERWARD Bob remembered looking oul Ihe chapel windo\ at the column of smoke ris ing from the dislant edge ot tin mesa where (lie Chrislmas green' Were being burned. The smoke against Ihe leaden sky, made <• suitable backdrop for the wcirt drama being enacfeti in Ihe chapel, as Pearl Pierre, frowning coldly, faced Ihe group in lhc room. "You can all see, I suppose, dial the body is gone," he was saying his Ihin lips failing off Ihe words signiticanlly. Kis penetrating glance included everyone. Angclique sobbed hysterically, and Ramon put an arm about her. Old Tanle ;Josephinc rappM iier cane sharply on the tiled, floor. "lul, tut, Pearl Pierre! You herd us in here lo pray over Pear] Sam, who would laugh if he could know about it, and now he's gone. Why don't you (ell us what you've done with him?" Her black eyes glared at her nephew; then, after n minute, his Manner became less belligerent and he ran a hand across his forc- licad with a weary gesture. "t beg your pardon, Tanle Josephine," hc said. "The events of the last few hours have rather unnerved me. And now, willi the. officers coming to see about a murder and no body lo show them —" lie strode out of the chapel, "without looking fo right or left. * olhers followed more "" slowly, old Tante Josephine chuckling over her triumph and telling Belly, "He didn't get very far, trying lo lay that on us, did lie?. Pearl Pierre was always a great one (o crawl out of things! by putting tiie blaina on the next fellow! But I'm not afraid of him No, sir! Tanle Josephine ncvei was afraid of any o£ the cle Forests! They—" ' "There, llicro. You musn't ex- cile yourself so much." Belly drew Ihe litlle old woman away toward her own rooms. ., "™'- what do you think of thai? Ramon asked Bob as Tantc Josephine's cackling laughter UWCd away down the corridor, ^carl John had gone ahead into the living room willi Angclique ind-they could sec him sealing ier and tucking cushions behind icr head. Then he went lo E el her something to drink. "I think .«!ie may have come nearer (he truth than she ex- peeled," Bob answered. * * « PEARL JOHN joined them then and in a minule Ramon went lo see how Angeliquo was fcclin Bob looked at the youngest ( torcst curiously. Bob felt a twinge of sympath lor Pearl John, who, in spile o everything, seemed to be a rea fellow. "II there's anything I could d —• he hcgnn, pulling'a hand o Pearl John's- arm. "There is," Pearl John told liirr !m going fo make a fhorouej search of the house to see if can find oul somelhlng, and I', like you lo come wilh me." Bob nodded assent and followeu down t|jj corridor. So Pearl John wcs afraid of something! Ho wa IIIWJ.V Tht Kalc-l 1'llrly n ; TODAY c-lj- <>f Ihr ClirWui 'i'liunctrr .Mr»t,," |U P ' '' . . . i . ,. n l-»lfi' In hl» Iliroiil. ' 1,™"°.!.°' '«"•'?" *'""*' ,..?. ""•' """' -nnrne •I'KAIH, JOII1V IH t)ic v - l-KAIll. ' '" " r<M afraid that he was .willing ask help from a stranger.- Pear John opened several closed doors a «d, ' togolber, Ihey peered into empty rooms, closets, storerooms "Wd bedrooms— all of which hac windows opening on a courtyard B ob noticed. "You passed a door (here on the c «," ho told Pearl John. "Did you Mend, fo?" "Yes. There's nothing lhc rc t s locked," his host replied. But Bob bad the distinct feeing that Pearl John was none too v cll pleased that the door had >een mentioned. For that reason job turned and looked back at 1 curiously. It had an antique »-ass knocker, carved in the shape ' a lion's head lhat seemed to ''are at him wilh baleful, sight- "ss eyes. The servants' quarlcrs hummed ith activily, very much in con- rast to the c.-,ipty silence of the " l .of the house. Soft-voiced icxican women padded fo and o, and several dark-skinned chll- played quietly near the big «toves, "Where ore Agapito and Jcsiis?" asked Pearl John of the wbmtnr who was Iho head cook. "Sen'or Pearl Pierre send them burn .Christmas," she answered. ~My. not yet come-back." * « «" ' .' • . £S ihe door closed behind then\ Bob. heard Hie conversation resume immcdiolcly, and imagined he detected a new note of »up. pressed excitement in it, but sines t.-ni.muK"JUII. ; VT'V""" '"'" ''"" Pearl John did not seem to notice, imriVi MIOI.-KH.SO'U' SHAW,".l,4li C lie said nothing about it. . ...i....r.». __., .— .._ "The family sleeping quarters ire on that side, so we'll cross the patio her?," remarked Pearl John, opening a heavy door. In a minule Ihey were outside on the snowy veranda, and Bob shivered as lhc cold struck dim Ihey.passed several liglilcd windows where the. curtains were ighlly drawn, and made directly for anolher door on the opposite side of Ihe yard. Suddenly, Pearl John grasped Bob's sleeve and drew him inlo the shelter of a nuge pillar of the porch. Tanle Josephine's high-pitched £T,™ M ,T C lo ..«! cm PlBtaly ™<l Aji Uhinviiecl Guest at TJiuiulcP-Mesa, Bol) Graham Fiiidc ihc PJace StraiJgcly For- bidcling-Uiuil He Meets' Betty Jinil IIOII nnAHAJI, tin .who Klnnnrll ni Ilic when hl» car broke l ' r '"* t'ltrrt, now lirnj nf Ifcj fn.nlly, h movrd In «'nllTr Kr, (imrriil M« l>rother'n Innly TP- Ji« JitniNr l-lmncl. - flip ip "»H<-H,MIH Ihrrc fur •rvlcc* unit u HhockrJ lu Ihnl (h c liciirrn. " - . • • • null nnt IVnr! .t,,|, n nTcrhcnr n rnnvrnintlon hclwrrn Tun).- ."" 5 nl-r il"* <kc SIIII.I.I). Wh .. UIIOKEM n II,,.,- drninnd 11,1 NOW CO ON 1V1T1I TUB STOHV CHAPTER X <"T1KAT was ' acling, Pearl John as the two young men walked away from the scene of Tonte Josephine'g screams. • ".^v, vutiiu w> incin Dlnmlv nnn -'CK u I — --..-"....I. Bob could see lhat one o he win- JS I l^Mn^ " " glc T ° £ ^ dows was open. The Indian who' her- ' PU ' anylhmg past hod guarded the trail down tlio T ' h . . , I canyon was standing on the porch „-. , ^ ehc "? en t Candor on the ""'•'•'- y l part of Pearl John rather oston- ilnelcl! Xante Joscpiiine was say- Tim (,-,„ "Broken Shield? He's Ihe lasl forward ™* ? I ^ C " slra!ncd ^ em!ier ot the lribe ^ origihal- Senor^ r C ? rd ,, h ™ rcp1y '" Si ' ^ had ils homc »" Thunder :,!^! a ! / promise." The window Mesa. Come on Inside where it's and the Indian warm and I'll tell you about him." He held open the door of the house as he spoke. The sudden hurried away, ."''m going to Tante Josephine's tliey had lo lei him live here In the, hacienda." "You mean he's ilyht in the house with us?" exclaimed Cob. - « V 0 PEARL'- JOHN nodded. "Yes, why nol? All the olhcr servanls live here." . "But Ihe Mexicans — do Ihey gel along ;wilh him?" Bob persisted "I should think— " "We never ask them what they like," was the ralhcr haughty ic- I'ly. "They live bellcr here (ban Ihey ever could hope to of! the mesa, so Ihey'rc content. The same goes for the Indian. Besides, Broken Shield never has much to dp with them. He's a soJilary bird. Stays in his room mostly. He's got some fool idea about living on the sllc ot his ancestral pueblo or something." nted about unlll ha some matches and Bol up, making an excuse to leave mid Bob was alone in the daikcn- ing room v/lth this disquieting suggestion. A * * "ROB hu; found M lighted all Ihe candles and lamps the place alTordcd, then started to draw (Ho heavy draperies across the windows lo shut out the gloomy outdoors. As ho did this he caught sight of (i person, so .vrappcd in great coat and muffler Ilial it was impossible fo 'tell whether il was a man or a worn- "There Ihcn?" was a pueblo hen . room. You can come," Pearl John warmth was comforting and when '"''"' " - j . , '"I ^,^«l* UlUlll aid with sudden decision. He valking (o the window and knocked. {hc y had found chairs in Ihe descried library, Pearl John went on wilh his story. The old lady's wizened face ap- . " You scc . when our family came Jcored almost at once, but when horc and bought Ihe mesa, there he saw her nephew she turned , w ?. rc only a fcw of the Indians left - Broken Shield was a child then. Captain dc Forest built this house and, in due time, it became the property of my brothers and myself. We inherited Tanle Josephine along with Ihe house. She's always lived here. Nobody knows "Then the Indian stayed right on, too?" asked Bob. "What tribe does he belong to?" "Oh, yes, lie stayed on sale. "What did lhat cursed Indian £ yours promise fo do, Tanle Jo- cphme?" Pearl John asked .".?'. what do y° u know about that are happening i- t-T " ldy shook her trem- l">g fist and her voice rose to a hrick. "Llslen to the boy! Lislcn o rum! You will dare threaten our old aunt, will you? Oh, • ,; • • - - •hymust I live on in this den ™™- »»Jf^ Is almost extinct the now. I can't even remember the --.j -,.»„£,,,. 1U i U | ln u inni- name. It seems that this fellow eps. Quickly Pearl John closed ^ alwa y s b «en devoted to Tante •e window. Josephine and when my brothers £ cul-throals and liars?" Her fury brought running fopt- rid of him • "The house is built on ils foun dations," answered Pearl John, "I suppose Ihe Indian is afraid that if anything happens lo lhc old lady, it will mean that he'l inve lo get out," suggesled Bob 'Is that why he's so glum look* ng?" "It might be," answered Pear John. "And you can jolly \vcl believe that's Just what will happen, too. I don't have it in for Jroken Shield as much as (he oth- ;r boys, but the less I see of him hc better. Pearl Sam, cspcclal- y, dclcsled the very sight of him And you can believe the Indian didn't exactly love him. That's vhy I think he and Tanto know omo things they'd rather we didn't find out." "Then the obsidian knife might have had some connection wilh Broken Shield?" "It might have," was the slow reply, "(hough I doubt if hc knew where it was kept. Afler my brother found out it had real value, he was careful lo keep it locked up." "Yet it seems to have been loaned to Professor Shaw." Bob reminded him. "Yes, It was," de Forest admitted, "though my brother did not approve at all of letting the knife out of his own hands. I heard him arguing with my aunt about il." "Then you think your aunt had something to do with the murder?" Bob asked the question hesitatingly. "I'll not say," Pearl John answered coldly. "But I do know !icr hysterics are just a smoke -creen to cover up the scheming .,—. «>-r • •" vi "in* oue aticcu 10 cover uu tne scheming Such holy tm over it tUt ot U« jttMNM 61dTrail 1 ' >« an, making off Ihrough the snow toward the edge ot Ihe mesa. Tr.ere was nothing unusual in this, except .for the fact lhat Bob was sure it \vas not one of. the servants. While he stood watching, a man came slowly around lhc corner of the palio. After a furliv-fs glance about, the second figure followed the first, though there was every evidence that he did not wish this known to the individual he was trailing. Bob decided that he would walk about and sec if he could find out who, in the household, was missing. He went Krst to-tiia living room. There were only Angeliquc and Belly there. Where's Pearl John?" Bob asked. "Did he come nlong here just now?" "I saw him going out wilh his coat on," Angelique answered. "I lliink he said soraelhing about finding Pearl Pierre and Professor Shaw." » * * 2HE motioned wilh a quick gesture ot her pretty hand, and, as Bob leaned over her, she whispered, "Ramon has gone to ry lo find out something about hat canyon road. He vows we're ill to make a break for it if somebody doesn't come up from the city mighty soon." "How does he figure to get past he Indian?" inquired Bob. "Broken Shield's doing an er- •and for Tanle Josephine," Betty old him. "Ramon watched and slipped ut when he saw the Indian tart," Angelique went on e.xcit- "dly. So every man on the place was utswc, each on a secret errand f his own. A smile crossed Bob's ace, as he thought of the possl- ility o£ them all coming fact tp- ace and the necessary cxpiana-

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