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FRIDAY, JULY 6, 1923 THE HUTCHINSON NEWS* PAGE FIVTC. copyright hy H.»edj£i4V<m* SYNOPSIS. CHAPTER J.—AHuo Jjiivprffno owns Cypn j mort, a nmall plantation In tlie Ijoulffianu bayous. 8hn leavcti thn m.'in- affomcnt to .fohn VhNbHek, un oUl retainer ami XaJthfuI. hut not H . S »u<l buslrmfifl limn, as An Lee, tho Alanctui, who la twins help Almo, «xplah\» to thn inyaterlou.t John Solomon, Allnc*'a Uncle DHVIII Macnrty untl hta enn. Veils, under iiif'toiiaa of looking tiftor- her Iti- t*re»ts, j >lot to get control ot U\u plantation. CTTAPTTCR II,— Onfl of thitlr Bchemoa la to dam the bayou anil thus dry up hor rice fields. Th*u they try to K<*t rut ut Thllhrldf. AMn« su»f»ecta fh<? Maoariyw and cuimilts Jack Fortlor, a young lawyer, who tit ken her cane. CHAPTER II!.--Un finds a htff fififht on his liamlH, Tor tho Maeartys aro all powerful, Thcv try lo bribe him off. CHAPTER iv.--Tiicn Uioy liavo htm boaton up, but he la rescued by John Sdinmon. OtlAPTHR V.- -Tlio MacarlyH drop Op-cn hdPtltlih'.i mill invito I'uriJer and Allno In Ku on UicJr wicht, tjiu V/ndfr.'jjirilt', to h>- K|M'i"t tho p'latitsitioii. Knloiiii.n h.'ia cvinjd the j >V> of aloward on thci ya^hl. JuM b"fnn« they s;Ul Allno piMb a tule- t'rani by 1'liilbrii U saying- I'tml he is K"In if IIWHJ; f ij- while a tnl him left Ui« iiliiniatftjii in chiuffu of (.'apiain Wri^- li:iiii. ("UIAI'T!:!; VI.- -Solomon foils nn attempt to steal Korttor's pap'-is. An outlaw nuiMt-i! r, r ns Mlehtd la killed mi the yaeht anii Thompson, the iniite, \H h*;ld for OU'.IUT, ehl'Tly through :]',o evidence of .So...ni(.'»i, who.lator confi'Mtfs to Fm'- 11 or that ho killed I ho man, urn J Klve: j Korthr the T^ivi'igtiii paprra, whk'h Thomson had MoUm from tho lawyer. CHAPTER VM.—Cap fain Wrorfllam takoH el,nig« cf the plantation. Hatle;f tihady of ehnr:ieter, he Is prompted in Way fttnvU;tit by th^ tffem upon htm of a phoroiffiiph of Aline. CHAF'TKll VIII.-— Wrexhuni waniinrs the coiitenifj of the safe and finds •«. paek- »a'«i which inter'sis him and wVdeh he Poekeis. ]Mio-atty and the rUiurirt" nrrlvo 1-ookiiiR for Vh ii brick whom Mitearty churffea with MimiJor of a ne^ro. Klndltpf VhUUtlok fj'.fo:. Maearty afiernPEH 1" brlhi'. Wv<?sh'Aiu to U«tvu.y tint loteioats of Allen Lave.rtfne. Wre.xbRni tenipoi'ixcrt, CHAPTKK JX—Wroxham. WIIOHO »U!r> la anehored near the plantation, Koeri out nt nlKht on a mysterious errand of his own. Upnn hl« return ho flnda Al*- Lee Wail Inn for him. CHAPTIOU X.--Oncn In thfl lonp ago. In the Oidwu B-^tis, Wrexham-and Ah Lei» hud nu't and ehi-ahed. Tb.o Maiu-hu tella iVroxhani tJiat hn Ifl deepjy intr-n'.sted )n Vrolei'tho; Aline and her Inheritance. Wrexhum of hlowinj; u]i the diini that pri'v. nt-. d Irrigation of iti.« }>'.;uiUi- tlon. In ron able rat lou of W r«xha' M* S at- temi't to preserve Aline's pr"pt:i'ty. Ah I-»je apar- s Wrexham'B life, w-lileh he had determined to take In revenue-for wrongs committed uRolnpt him long ago. OlIAT'TKlt XL- -Wrexham piizzV s uv»r Alt l.'e'.s my^t orinti.i reffrenres to tlio ''Cemiijj" ;md the "Sea-moon." JI!J^ ahij) . Jbf/ H Be<3fcmi~Jan©s tersmhe must utldml to in porson. D.ivl'd Macnrty lincl lo stop Micro, too; wo hart truulilo on tlio way nnil S'Jl hold up I'or n. tithe. Only reached there last night. I gofa launch early tills niorniiiK nnti caniS on, with. Solomon." Tlio talk l.-uiBitiiihoO. aguin. TUo nvo own tile In silence. Iuiticheon over, Uncle Ned produced a whisky dottant.cr ami tUo two men ndjauriicd to (he gMli>ry. By tlepjeas Wroxham lout his sullsrt nir, oad Tallied. At any other tlniy ho would hnvo heen onlirely too reserved to way anything to Kortlnr about tha jilcturo on (lie matitol. iVon", hoirever, wlth- thc Nair.ilu^ s ;inie, tile .nian'^ mental harriers were down. Ho HpoKo Irankly rmouKh. in a dclaelied way as though hf H-ffi) tt'llin^' jiomo other man's tale. He told ot the infliicnco exerted upon him hy thn photograph, and of the resultant eim ^c-rptcm-cH. Me apprised "•"rirlkT that I ho Manehu who called himself Ah ],ee v ,-n« a friend and a tnrin to he tnnitetl, and went Into the rontons for this. i'"ortter wondered "The eyeit of Aline Lavergne," he mnned aloud, when the peainau had .fallen silent, "fieonv-to have a strange power to reaeh men, Wrexham! A siiu'ulnr yiliig--" "Not a hit of it." said the skipper cooly. "Mot tt Villi of ll! IN'IH nlnsulnr at all. lt';i like Ah I.ee said —that girl has the sweet purity ot a flower. Well, then! When a had nn lllte me or Ah I.ee looh ;t Into oyrM like hers, some thin' l :i stirred inside 'em. A man who ha.s lived h.u-d, who !h.ta seen life, knows what a cursed wonderful thing it is to he good . And that's all. Kortier smiled. 1 'renoutly " Wrexham departed, by himself, in the launch that had brought Fortler from town. Ho was gone f-or the remainder or the afternoon, tiearoh- Ing nooks and eornoi -3 of tho -buy oil a for thniic lnisnlng boats. When ho returned, the ;;toop to IIIH shoulders told ita own tah- < f f.'.Uure. nuriug t lils attornoon, Fortlor was not idle. Krom linele N'eb he add <«l to Wrexham's story and gained sup- plenierita! detail!?. Also, ho learned a mor-l extraordinary faet about that. Pic- in ^at<r',.uis!>- eisivnn <'iir» and Vie r*-i-»tvM turo over ihe maiitei in the. library—a n noic lini'M-niioK ihnt lis dlnajip .-*av :oioo fact which lo 1 did not dare breathe to '" "•""'» llu ? f " r l,lowln e Ul ". Captain Wrexham, howuvorl down to the wbnrC^andL. rosmatftl.JU9 ooaEclcBB s(f Irilug up and down the Innght ot the planks. Under tlio plow ol starilght, \)ls clRar Up huvrtfeij steadily, a red dol. of light. Wrexham was In no mood to meet Aline Luvergnc nn the morrow. As he Kazed aerosa the bayou at tho darkness 'which' enveloped the Mncarty huuHc, he promised himself a nrid with J torch imd bullet In the dawn, nnlcsa I something fimt turned up. That some- j thins ii-ould Ivii- it up, he firmly believed. Mftcai'ty would eome to him with fomn offer, some bribe; he could have the Nautilus back, upon sonio «>rl of j condition. Thus, it wan really for the jcomlnK of Wacarty that Wroxham i waited here upon the whnrf . ! Time fled, howovcr, and Felix Ma-, cany «'.»n not. Wrexham walehc .1 Ihb waters with sava;;ely burning eyes. He had almost decided to go to bed at :d get some' ftlesp before, h's meditated raid of Solitary vengeance. When he discerned a gliding shape down (he. bnyou— a long sliver of dnrknnss agalub 't the Blarlit waler. He lighted a fresh cigar, patted the jilatol in his pocket, and waited grimly. Slowly flint dark r.hapo drew near, handing for the wharf, jtnd Wrcxhnni lt-ortifr ami S..!onir>n anno tn the. nianta- tlmi,- r-*'.riM-i- .-M'laiiia to M r rcxh;im th-it Solomon v;iii!H Oi "lny low" for a'viMk- and al.^o to r«;i' , ]i All l.t'o. Wr.-tliam (U- I'i'cO! a Miii'U boi to tako .Solomon to All 1,0 o. CHAPTER XII. "Anil w lure's .Miss I.avergne?" (h. 1 - manded Wrey.haiu, with hi:i flrat show ot interost. A Man Was Urging the Canoe Forward saw that a single paddler, a man, was urging the canoe forward In silence. "t'ome to make a deal, have you';" said the seaman. A maudlin laugh answered lilm. "News for you!" said the voice ot Philbrlck. Wrexham etifled a curse and went down to the landing, l'lillbriek, hy a miracle, got ashore and stood reeling. He was dmi>It. Al.so, he was tattered, mud-stalniid, disreputable. Hia beard wati a wild, tangled dusa. '.lust been aboard your boat," he ] joke's that ? l.iad you ..aboard Hie.NiUUllua, -By tho Lord Hurry, but I'd cure you! I've a notion to do It, 'too*; I've a notion to shanghai you, tuako a man o' you, rhll- brick. Can do. You'd fight like, h— 1 at first., hut a few weeks ud see you a new man, 1 tell you!" "Von leave me 'lone." said rhilbrlck. "fly Ihe way, Miss Uivergne comes home here tomorrow," observed V-'re:i- hn m. Th* effect of thin remark upon t'hil- hil'k was extraordinary. l'tir a moment the man sat absolutely motionless, arm outstretched, maudlin grin frozen on his lips. Then, over his tattered anil filthy body ran a tremulous shudder. "Oh my Heaven!" he groaned. Tho words seemed fairly wrung out of his li.arl. 1 'What's the matter o' you?" ilfc-. (landed Wrexham in astonished wonder. "Ain 't you glad? Thought you'd bo glad to see hor. And that man For- tlei'.s here . Ile'a a real un and no mistake, I can tell you! A real man. Worlii a do:'i"i «' you and me. Hero, wha! s the matter?" Wrexham rone In alarm. For Phit- brick had come to his feet and was swaying unsteadily, "Can't you see, fool?" groaned the "i.onle at mo! 1— I'm drunk. I'm all gone to pieces. "Can 't live an jiotir wiihout whisky. AH gone. Look at me! Think I can l^t her see me like till?—over?" It was true, Utuler tho starlight Wrexham could BOO that the man's face was working terribly with the fear that wns on him. Those day^ ol steady drinking must have been fright lul in their ofiV-cl. "Well, go slow, now," said Wrexham coolly. "I owe you souiethin' big, my iiinn! Yon ;:nt to show mo where that schooner hid up, savvy? Bui wall a minute— I want, to ask you something. Hvnr h«ti-r of the tlemlni? Or the ilea menu'.' Or the Queen of t.lhe- ha'.' Kurtier wants to know about •(•in. Ko does Mncarty. So do I. What tho deneo are they, anyhow? Stars?" riulhrick put one hand to his head and groaned. "No, no! They're in the desk in the library—two boxes ot "em.-fUoneH. 1 don't know «'lm'. Larcrguo brought 'oin homo from Asia with him— he's keeping them for somebody. They don't belong to him. Jewels, maybe. Oh, my Lord! To think of ber coming home tomorrow—and mo like this! A dream loft wamlerln' in the day—" "Shut up and tulle," snapped Wroxham. "Jewels? Balderdash! More of your nonsense! hteo here, Where's that schooner of mine? Can you find her?" "Four mile down the bayou, moored Insldo that little Island," said /'Phil­ brlck In n dazed voice. Ho groped for the lioUle, found it, lifted It to his lips for a long swallow; "Ah!" lie exclaimed. "I must go', out of here before she comes homo, cap'n! Mus' get out of hero, understand? I'd all gone to pieces. Nol as bad as Ah Luc, though! He'll be dead in a few days. Says so himself. Devils eatiif him up Inside—arrh! Hut. t ninde him laugh, all right, whon I told him that Joke on you. Made him 1 laugh!" • Huh!" growled Wrexham. "What he-hod-learned from Philbrlck. Ills lips curyed In a sardonic twist at tho mention of jewels. He'concluded* "The old fool's drunk OM can be. He'll be dead In a week if 1 don't tako a hand. So I'm taking.it. I'm gning to make a man of him yot. We're off to sea. "The plantation's in your hands. I've resigned. Yours truly, "TOM WKIIXHAM.". Wrexham folded the note, placed It in an envelope, sealed ll. anil left It lying on the desk in plain sight. Then, a eanille in liln hand he rose and walked to the mantel. For a space he stood ther, looking into tlio pictured eyes of the girl. "So you're not Aline Lavcr^ne -hut her mother! 1 ' he said at last. He was Unite cslin now. ' ICH a rum eo, IhU -n rum go, 1 tell you.' if it hioiu't been for yon, young Macnrty ud bo here now, nm\ no mistake. Were you watchin' over her. 1 wonder?" This thought must have wakened strange thoughts in him. He stood thorn fascinated by those eyes which gn/.ed down so sweetly and frankly Into his. At. last a elgh came surging from his lips. "Oh, I knew it wasn't possible!" ho said at. length. "1 knew no audi beln" as you WAS living »>u this earth; and It 's so. Alaybe your girl 's like you — I don't know. I ain't going: to wait and see. neither." He turned away. Then, aa though loath to go, he turned again and looked at the picture. Those protruding eyes of his, which at times could blaze with so fierce, and predatory a light, were now "trangely softe.'ied. There; was even a rtlfrioYnc.o In his air. "Maybe," ho said, hesitant, "mayho, now. you — you wouldn't, mind going along to sea wl-'li me and Phllhrick? The old roseai has dreamed o' going lo sea all his life, and never dared. Now I'm taking lilm g.iitr to make a man of him. l>o you think it ml be wrong o' mo lo take you ahuig. miss? Would you mind goin'?" Ho blinked at the picture. Then, suddenly, a smile touched his bearded lips. Ho reached un for the enlarged photograph, took if down from its place. An Instant later ho blew out tho candles. He was gone. (To be continued Saturday.) Inoreaso in the growth of tlio, number of returns of yenrly Incomes from ?a.tit|« to $'j,0ul) have been 750 per cent. "With dinner, Wrexham drank heavily and had fallen into a black and ugly mood. The meal helped to fetch •him out of it, hut Fortler saw plainly that the man was ripe tor any sort of Action that offered itself. The mention of Aline, too made Wrexham uneasy. - ! Suddenly his eyes struck up at For- Tho two men sat at luncheon. Hours tier with keen, iiiciaive force. Imd passed sinco the arrival of For- "See here! D'you ever hear of the tier. During these hours. 'Wrexham Ocininl, or the Sea-moon —ah! So you had gradually recovered himself. have, eh?" "She's ut Latoucho," returned For- Porlier bad not been able to repress i - . an Involuntary start at those names. | "There's some mystery about it," he responded. "Mr. Lavergne died suddenly. He left those names scribbled on a bit of paper - that's, all we know.- 1 'd been hoping Philbrlck might have moro information. Did ho telj you about them?" • "No such luck." Wrexham's face fell. "I don't like mysteries, I can tell you! What's the gamo these Macartys are playla"! Toll mo that!" "I Mail t knew it," said Fortler lineally, "David Macarty is trying now to Induce Aline to take a little cruise aboard his yacht. There's something here they want to grab. She'll iirob- ftbly be hero tomorrow, and we ean go over matters in detail." Wrexham fell Into a frowning silence. Dinner over, they sought tho library and smoked. Fortler showed the skipper tlio scrawl- made by Lavergno on tho back of the document, but It tbrew no light on the situation. He put his papers with the others, in tho safe, and was content to await tho return of Aline before probing deeper. It was still early when Fortler said good night, and followed Uncle Neb to the room piopared for lilm. Not so Cantain Wrexham. After Pacing up and down the library for a iong while," the aeaimui stuffed some cigars Into his jacket pocket, and escaped to the open air. , He passed Rheumatism Is gone - " •"TP HERE are thousandsTif you X men and women, just like I once vias—slaves to rheumatism, muscle pains, joint pains, and horrible stiff- nessT I had the wrong i d e a about rheumatism for years. I didn't realize that increasing blood- cells had tha effect of | 'completely knocking out rheu-' matic impurities from the system. That is why I began using S. S. S.I Today I have the strength I used to have years ago I I don't use my crutches any more." S. S. S. makes people talk about themselves tho way itbuild3 up their strength. Start S. S. S. today for that rheumatism. You'll • fe.el the difference shortjy. E, 3. S. 1» told et all good Atug stores in two thci. Tlia larger aivo in mora economical. $$1 C C Worlds Best |y||tp.^.>«£, 'SloodMcdidutic aid, with a hiccup. "She's about four mile down the bayou, moorod. Nobody there, (lot some whisky. Have a drink ?" Wrexham disregarded the proffered bottle. He stood stiffly, nlaring at tins apparation. Ills schooner— sate! His again, for the taking. It was in ! ifredible. He shoved a cigar into Philbrick's hand, seized -tha bottle and drank lustily, clapped the graybcard on the back. "(loud for yen!" ho exclaimed, "(food for you. Let's sit down and talk it over. There's no hurry. We got all night. "You've been drinking a lot, out in the canebrakes?"'he asked. "Aye," hlccuped Phllhrick. with a ghastly grin."' "Aye. Nothing to 'do but drink an' dream. You know what Aeschylus said about old men'.' 'Dreams left wandering in the day.'That's me. I'm far gone." "You look it," said Wrexham brullal- ly. "Why don't you lay off the whisky?" "Can't." PhiVhrlck lifted the bottle and drauk again. "It'll kill me." Wrexham laughed. "Cure you, you mean! I'd cure you quick enough, If S ORE MUSCLES from outdoor spona < lioved by massaging w: Vies* _ Over 17 Million Jar* Uted Yearly Safe Milk For Infant*. Invalids oc Children The Orifjinal Food-Drink for AH ARCS- CTfJickLuncliQtHome.Office&Fountams. RkUMilk,MnhcdGrainExtractinPoiW- der&Tablet forms. NouritMng-Nocogkio3< *®*Avoid Imitations and Substitutes I'ltilhricli itttorod a wild laugh uud I'Jimg: out h\» arm. ".!oko, nil ritOvU You and that picture. Fell in Jove with llmt nictuiv-" liu, lui. WvoxUam'a band foil on bis tthouflcv. twi'-tcd tlio man around suddenly. Tim fiiifiois gripped and bit liku iron. Tho {'.oatuau\s voice w;i« voUl as ice. "Spill it! What's tlio joko, you old ; fool? What about it?" • I ''Picture of a d'.-ad wumunl" moutli-' ed PJnlbrk'k wildly. "Duad woman-Allne's moibor! And you thought-*-, you thought it was her ull tho wlille—| you-—" There was a quick, low sound aa the flet of Wrexham wunt homo. Phll­ hrick staggered, Clung out his arms, whirled half around, then toll heavily. Ho lay on hin faco, motionless. Kor a"" mom out Wrexham stood over him looking'down. Oiu? would have thought that ho was about to lash info the soiiblesEi old man with his boot— iu*t'lia\>tt, iudoed, \»& was. But hp Blood motionless, silent, for a long moment. Whatever emotion lay In his bearded leu'e, could not be Been under the stav- llBht. Suddenly ho stooped. His hands caught Philbrick's rags, ripped them savagely. In a moment ho hud bound the old man hand and foot, b;mnd him hard and fust. Then he lifted the bound, senaeiess body and laid It in the canoe. Without a word, Wrexham turned and strode up to the noune. As a mat- UT ot fact, his brain was in a whirl, yet he Know exactly what he was going; to do. It all came to him in « flash-—e-ame to him as lift had stood there looking down. Despite hi* confusion of mind, despite tho jumble of thought, ho knew exa_c1 1 y whitt he must do. He quietly walked Into tho house, went, to the library. ' AY> & sy t down at Lhe desk. There he pcimed a short, 'curt nolo to Forties telling him what On/ minut* — iintl the pain of that torn endsl Tiiai'i what Dr. Schuti's Ziim-patii tii.»— \afrl-i, Ttiey remove tiie eau>f -iVic- tiofi'prenurc, an J lural the irri'.jli-iii 'I'liua yo'i avuid _ infection _ fr 'Jin " tut*in*t your conn' or luing c^ri'oiivc atiiU. Thin; Ht\* tiicplit-; waterpr,>->f. Si«i fur conn, cil- lou*c*, huiuotv*. Cit\ A tmt tud»jr at yuu; drug^iit'i or ahuc Jcaltr'i. DTScholfs lino-pads Mode in th* takoratoriti of The Sckalt iff I. Co., mJifTJ of Dr. SthntPt Feet (Comfort Appliances, Auk Suppvrtj, tic. Put one on—the pain is gone? RED CROSS BALL BLUE Makes old clothes look like new. YOUR GROCER HAS IT. Everything About Cuticura Soap Suggests Efficiency Soap,Ointtticnt 1 TiJr*jm,2f-c.«!«-rywfami. VornmnHa xldravi: C^,-si»L»U > r^orki,P«|»>.X.K«id.*,]&••. 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