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Lenox, Iowa
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Whe youthful and comely "Widder" there Is nothing. Warda Howe has her late husband's niece, Sylvia Hayden, living with her. A stranger, exhausted, finds his way to Marcia s home. His powerboat ran aground In the fog. Secretly, he asks Marcia to hide a does so. There comes news of a jewel robbery nearby. The stranger gives LENOX TIME TABLE, LENOX, IOWA ... his name as Stanley Heath. Sylvia |; discovers the Jewels, and Is sure Heath Is a robber. Marcia feels that ; she has too deep an Interest In her • guest, but Is powerless to overcome it. Heath wires "Mrs. S. C. Heath," New York, saying he is safe. He : also wires a man named Currier to )me at once. Sylvia, in her room, .bedecks herself with the jewels. At '$$$*. Marcla's approach she hides them %i'i^';there. Heath asks Marcia to bring Ijjirv'-them to him. They are gonel Elisha Atf 'Winslow, the sheriff, by accident, ;'?;:; ,flnds the Jewels, and has no doubt V! Jthey are the stolen gems, and Heath ^•y^is a thief. Saying nothing to Marv!v!':;''Cla, but replacing the jewels, he •VJMffcimakes plans, with Eleazer Crocker, ,yiJ||jEJor arresting Heath. Currier arrives. •Jj'SS'Marcia overhears Heath .tell how he '•'•Si*BOt the gems, and is forced to be- 'iiif;'Heve him guilty. Currier, with Marcia, Investigates the hiding place— and finds the gems! He returns to New York with them. His references to "Mrs. Heath" convince Marcia that her tender dream has been a foolish one. Elisha and Eleazer come to arrest Heath. CHAPTER VIII—Continued I know," Elisha ;letammered. "It may, rnebbe, seem J;queer to ydu. I just hadn't got ground to the business in hand, ^that's all. I'm comin 1 to it in time, made 11 start. I was just to it in a sorter tactful e ,.jyi;f plead in' up <j "There ain't no way of beln' tact: ful when you're arrestln' folks. You've got the thing to do an' you ! .have to go straight to It." : ij "Arresting folks?" Mnrcia repeat: ; !jged, looking from one man to the aj'SIIS other. "iSSf "Yes. Since 'Lish is so spineless •'Sfi.fit his job, I may's well tell you ID ".2i§what we come for. I'retty kind of "•"'$$!* sheriff he is." i° : ''^!vii; " You uet ter look out, Eleazer '.<• it:!.Grocker, how yo\i insult an ofllcer ^.''•'Sil'itof tlie law," Elisha bawled angrily. " f >'! : ;S : ;'''?Suy a word more an' I'll hail you -'into court." "If you don't land me there you do Heath I shan't worry," jeered Eleazer. "'( "Heath? Mr. Heath?" Marcia re- '•' >S-;;y "Yes. We come over here this le '-:',!t|j'!J; ; fpiornin' to place Mr. Stanley Heath iWiifunder arrest," Eleazer announced. a |. !; i$if£ "Of what are you accusing Mr. ;^piHeath?" Mnrcia demanded. .|*f' "Of the Long Island robbery," .Jj'?;. Eleazer answered. '?!< "You mean to say you think him ||' a thief?" "We know he's one—leastways Elisha does." "I—yes! I'm tol'able sure. 1 have evidence," Elisha replied. "At least I tigger I have." ;. "Shucks, 'Llsh!" Eleazer cried. ,»"Where's your backbone? You tig- ,'lger you have! Don't you know it? )>Ain't you beheld the loot with your eyes?" Elisha nodded. "Then why on earth don't you up In your boots an 1 say so?" The door opened and Sylvia entered, then stopped, arrested on the threshold by the sound of angry voices. Marcia, with whitened lips hut with face grave and determined, remained with her back to the stair! way door, her eyes never leaving j ! Elisha Winslow's. There was 11 ' ^something in her face Sylvia hud !j>/never seen there—a light of battle; ,4 a fierceness as of a mother fighting ria if her-child; a puzzling quality to ',l> f which no name could be given. Suddenly, as the girl studied her, '"', "^recognition of this new character- c ***Jstic flashed upon her understand- |}ng It was love! Anger, perhaps terror, had forced 'Marcia Into betraying a secret no other power could have dragged from her. "What proof have you?" Marcia demanded. Ellslm shifted from one foot to other. t r "I've seen the Jewels, 1 '. ne whis- peied. "They're here—In this room, under that brick. I've seen 'em." With finger pointing dramatically toward the hearth, Elisha strode forward. Sylvia, l|#wever, sprang before ; him, standing 'twixt him and his the chance to hide anything? There Is nothing here, Mr. Wlnslow, truly I swear It." "Nevertheless, let him look, Syl- Let them both look." "Please—please, Marcia— I!' Sylvia was upon her knees now on the hearth, and the men, hesitating to remove her by force, halted awkwardly. Marcia regarded her first with startled Incredulity—then with coldness. So Sylvia loved Heath, too 1 She was righting for him—fighting with all her feeble strength. A pang wrenched the older woman's heart. What If Heath had played a double game—made love to Sylvia as he had made love to her? If so —If the man were a mountebank the sooner they both found it out— the sooner the world knew it, the better. If, on the other hand, he was innocent, he should have his chance. "Get up, Sylvia," she said. "The sheriff must search. He must do his duty. We have no right to prevent it." Her face was pale, her lips tightly set. The brick was lifted out. A smothered cry escaped Sylvia and was echoed. "Why—land alive—there's noth- in' here!" gasped the sheriff. "I told you there was nothing!" Sylvia taunted, beginning to laugh hysterically. "Wai, 'Lish, all I can say Is you must either 'a' been wool gatherin' or dreamln' when you conceived this yarn," Eleazer jeered. "I warn't," hissed Elisha, stung to the quick. "I warn't dreamin'. Them jewels was there. I saw 'em with my own eyes. I swear to heaven I did." He confronted Sylvia. "They was there, young lady, warn't they? You know they was. That's why you was so scairt for me to look. You've seen 'em.. Deny it if you dare." "Of course I deny It." '"Humph! But Marcia won't. You can lie if you want to save the skin of that good-for-nothin' critter upstairs—though what purpose Is served by your doin' it I can't see. But Marcia won't. If she says them jewels warn't here I'll believe it. Come now, Marcia. Was there ever diamonds an' things under this brick or warn't there?" "Yes." "You saw 'em?" As if the admission was dragged from her, Marcia formed, but did not utter, the word: "Yes." "There 1 Then I ain't gone daffy ! What I said was true," Elisha acclaimed, rising In triumph and snapping his finger at Eleazer. "The Jewels were Mr. Heath's. He hid them for safe keeping. "A likely story! He stole 'em— that's what he did," "Prove it," challenged Marcia, with sudden spirit, a spurt of crimson burning on either cheek. •'Prove it?" Elisha was taken aback. "Wai, I can't at the moment do that. I can't prove it. But even If I can't, I can make out a good enough ease against him to arrest him on suspicion. That's what 1 mean to do—that's what I come for an' what I'll do 'fore I leave this house." "ilr. Heath is sick." "I guess he ain't so sick but what 1 can go up an' cross-examine him." "1 ask you not to go. I forbid It. Drop this matter for a day or two. Elisha. Mr. Heath shall not leave the house. I promise you that. Leave him here In peace until he Is well again. When he is able to— to—go with you I will telephone. You can trust me. When have I Shall return with her later.'" "And that was all?" Inquired Marcia calmly. "All! Ain't that enough?" Elisha demanded, As she vouchsafed no reply, he presently continued: "I don't want you should think I told you this, Marcia, with any unfriendly motive. It's only that those of us who've seen you marry one worthless villain don't want you should marry another. You know that well's I." The woman raised her hand to check him. "I'm aware 'tain't pleasant to hear me say so out loud, but It's God's truth." "Marcia!" Sylvia burst out. "Marcia 1" "Hush, dear. We'll talk of this later. Elisha, I think I must ask you and Eleazer to go now." "You ain't goln' to tell me where the jewels are?" "I don't know where they are." "Nor nothin' 'bout—'bout the telegram?" "Nothing except to thank you for your kind Intentions and say you quoted It correctly. I sent It for Mr. Heath myself. 'My Lady, 1 as you have apparently forgotten, is the name of Mr. Heath's boat." "My land! So 'tis," faltered Elisha. "I'm almighty sorry, Marcia —I ask your pardon." "It's all right. Just leave us now. please." The door banged behind the discomfited officials. T CHAPTER IX HE torrent of words Sylvia had until now held In check broke from her: "Was It true, Marcia—what they said about Uncle Jason I mean? Was it true?" "I'm nfraifl so, duur." "Rut you never told me; and you never told Mother, either. Of course 1 see why. You didn't want her to know because It would have broken her heart. I hate him! I hnte him for making you unhappy and spoiling your life! Was Jason as bad as they said, Marcia? Ah, you don't have to answer. There is no need for you to try to reconcile your desire to spare me—spare him—with the truth. He was as bad—probably much worse. Dear, dear Marcia." Impulsively Sylvia bent her lips to the hands so tightly clasped in hers. 4 'I cannot imagine," she rushed on, "why, when one of my family has made you so wretched as he did, you should have wanted another in the house. Had I suffered so I should never have wished to lay eyes on any more Howes as long as I lived." "I have tried not only to forgive but to forget. I have closed the door on the past and begun a new life." "Pretty cute of him to make so neat a get-away I What sort of man was he? A gentleman like Mr. Heath?" The older woman colored. "WeJl, no. At least he—he—. Oh, he was polite and had a nice manner—a quiet voice." "But he was different from Mr. Heath—an inferior—one who took orders," interrupted Sylvia. "In other words, he is the hands and Mr. Heath the brains of the team." "How can you, Sylvia?" "Because" I must, Marcia—because we must both look this affair In the face. Confess the circumstances are suspicious." "They seem to be," she owned with reluctance. "Have you considered them?" Sylvia Inquired. Marcia drew her hand across her forehead. "I—I—yes. I have thought them over. I don't understand them nt all. Nevertheless, I do not believe Stanley Heath Is guilty," was the proud retort. "You are making a great mistake, if you will pardon me for saying so." Sylvia responded gently. "You are deliberately closing your eyes and mind to facts that later ore bound to cause you bitter unhappiness. Let alone the man's guilt. He has a wife. You seem to forget that. As Elisha Wlnslow remarked, you have already been miserable once. Why be so a second time? Help Stanley Heath to get out of Wilton and forget him." "I cannot do either of those things. In the first place, I have given my word to hand Mr. Heatb over to the authorities. As for forgetting him—why ask the impossible?" Sylvia's patience gave way. "Go your own way then," she snapped. "Go your own way and if by and by you regret it—as you surely will—do not blame me. Don't blame me, either, if 1 do not agree with you. Stanley Heath shall never remain here and be betrayed to the law. Stick to your grim old Puritanism if you must. I'll help On His Way to the Dining Table. Childlikeness WMch Is Highest Gain of Humanity There Is a childhood Into which we have to grow, Just as there Is a childhood which we must leave behind; a chlldMkeness which Is the highest gain of humanity, and n childishness from which but few of those who are counted the wleesf among men, have freed themselves In their Imagined progress towards the reality of things.—George McDonald. UPSETS The proper treatment for a bilious child THREE STEPS .goal. "What a ridiculous story, Air. Wlnslow I" she cried, "What a fantastic yarn! Do you Imagine for one moment there could be any• thing hidden under those bricks and Marcia and 1 net know UV Why, : one or the other of us has been In this room every Instant since Mr. '. Heath arrived. When could he get ever been false to my word?" "I don't see why the mischief you're so crazy to stand 'twixt this Heath chap an' justice, Marcia. The feller's a scoundrel. That's what he is—an out an" out scoundrel. Not only is he a thief but he's a married man who's plottln' behind your back to betray you—boastln' openly in telegrams he Is." "What do you mean?" "I wouldn't like to tell you. In fact I couldn't. 'Twould be repeatin' what was told me In confidence," hedged Elista, frightened by the expression on the woman's face. "I have a right to know about the telegrams you mention. Will you tell me or shall I call up the Sawyer Falls operator?" "Oh, foi heaven's sake don't do that," Elisha pleaded. "Artie Nickerson would be ragln' mad did he find out I told you. If you must know what the message was, I can repeat it near 'nough, I reckon. It ran somethin' like this: •"Safe on Cape with my lady. "And now into it has come this 'Stanley Heath," the girl said. For the fraction of a second Marcia did not reply; then almost inaudibly she murmured: "Yes." Sylvia slipped one of her strong young arms about the bowed shoulders. "It just seems as if I could not bear it," she burst out passionately, "Sylvia, look at me. Tell me the truth. Do you, too, love Stanley Heath? Was that the reason you fought against Bllsha's finding the jewels? Tell me. I must know." "No," she answered without hesitation. "At first he did fascinate me. I changed my mind, though, later on. Not because on acquaintance he became less charming. It wasn't that. If anything, he became more so. I just — changed my mind. As for the jewels, I could not bear to let that little runt of a sheriff win out. You see, I thought the gems were there under the brick and that when you urged him to search, you did not know It. "I hud known all along they were In the house, for I stumbled upon them by accident one day when I was here alone; but I had no Idea you had. I truly believed Mr. Heath had hidden them beneath the hearth, and 1 WHS determined Kllsha should not find them." "You think -Mr. Heath took the jewels?" iisked Marcia, slowly. "Certainly I do. Don't you?" "No. I do not believe it," was the stubborn protest. "I realize, dear, it is hard for you to own it," soothed Sylvia. "We hate to admit the faults of those we — we — care for. Still, nothing Is to be gained by remaining blind to them. Perhaps Mr. Heath was horribly tempted to commit this sin. We do not know. We are not his judges. The thing for us to do is to help him out of the mess he is in. Aid him to escape." - "You mean you would help him to evade the law? The punishment such wrongdoing merits?" "Yes. To give him a sporting chance, the start of those who are after him. You love Stanley Heath. Don't you want to see him go free?" "Not if he is guilty." "Well, nobody is going to round up Mr. Heath if I can prevent It," asserted Sylvia, throwing back her head. "If you won't help him get away, I will. He must go In the boat— now— today." "The boat has gone. Mr. Currier arrived this morning after you had gone and took the boat back with him." "And the jewels?" "Yes, the jewels, too." him get away." She started toward the stairway. "Sylvia, come back here!' Marcia cried. "I shall not come back." Marcia rushed after her, but It was too late. Sylvia was gone. Stanley Heath was lying with expectant face turned toward the door when Sylvia entered. "What's the rumpus?" he demanded. "I guess you know. There is no use mincing matters or beating about the bush. The jewels have gone and you must go, too." The man looked dumfounded. "Don't misunderstand me, please," Sylvia rushed on. "I'm hot blaming you—nor judging you. I don't know why you took them. You may have been tempted beyond your Prepared by National Oeoprrnphlc Society, Wellington, D. C.—WNU Service. O NE of the largest of wild game birds which bus been domesticated, the turkey has become "the national festival bird" of various countries. As a wild bird in North America, the turkey supplied the numerous tribes of Indians and the early white settlers with "game" fowl in great abundance, whereas in later times the domesticated turkey bus provided kings and presidents, us well as the more lowly in rank, in various nations with a class of meat that has come to be regarded as essential in the proper celebration of certain holidays. The turkey is the only race of poultry that originated In the United States. When Francisco Fernandez, under the patronage of Philip n of Spain, arrived at the northern const of Yucatan in 1517, turkeys were observed to have been domesticated by the natives. In 1518 Grljulva discovered Mexico and found domesticated turkeys in great numbers. Goinara and Hernandez refer to wild as well as domesticated forms. Various Indian tribes fed freely upon turkey meat, obtained from both wild and domesticated flocks. The Aztecs were more inclined to domesticate the turkey than the at and serves to sustain the bird; usually eats little while stnit- ing, gobbling, and otherwise mak- ng love to the females. As the mating season advances he gobbler usually becomes quite hin, us the reservoir of fat Is vised ip. There te no pairing off In couples, as in the case of many other vild birds, for the wild turkey male s polygamous in the extreme and oves a large harem. Bitter fights among the old males are common, he victor claiming the harem of the vanquished. The defeated male must perforce seek battle with another for the possession of another flock of females, or he is obliged :o join n group of disconsolate 'bachelors." The females solect secluded spots for their nests and make a slight TO RELIEVINB 60RSTOATIOR depression in which a few the ground, dry leaves Into are "Humph" So that's where they are!" "Yes." "The Jewels Are Gone and You Must Go, Too." strength. That is none of my business." "You believe I stole them?" "Certainly I do." "Suppose I didn't?" "I expected you'd say that," was the calm retort. "Let it go that way if you prefer. I don't mind. What I want to do la to help you to get away." "Even If I am guilty?" "Yea. I just can't bear to have that mean little sheriff who's after you catch you." "What's that?" "That wretched Elisha Wlnslow who came here this morning with Eleazer Crocker tagging at his heels. In some way they had found out about the jewels and where you had hidden them. They wanted to come upstairs and arrest you post haste; but Marcia wouldn't allow it." "Marcia heard the story, too?" "Of course." "Poor Marcia. What does Marcia say? I think I'd better talk with her first." "Don't! It will only be a waste of time. Marcia is hard, merciless. Her conscience drives her to ex tremes. Even should you get her opinion, you would not follow It. But I'll send her to you—If I must | But remember, I warned you." (TO BE CONTINUED) northern Indians, but all tribes hunted the wild birds. The flesh was not the only part of the turkey used by the Indians. Feathers served to adorn the wear- Ing apparel, and they were also made into robes and blankets, being twisted separately into strands of wild hemp and then woven to gether. In its original habitat the wilt turkey ranged from the Atlantic coast to as far north as the Da kotas, and from southern Ontarit to southern Mexico. It was not ; native of the three Pacific coas states, nor of Idaho, Montana Utah, Nevada and Wyoming. With practically a whole conti nent for his home, the more fa vored haunts of the wild truke> were the forests and brush lands where food was abundant am there was some protection frorr natural enemies. He fed on acorns seeds, berries, grass and Insects especially grasshoppers Found Wild in Southern States. The clearing of the forests and brush lands for agricultural purposes and the shooting of thousands of birds by hunters were two of the most important factors contributing to the gradual retreat of the wild turkey from northern and eastern states. It is still to be found In Arizona, New Mexico, Kentucky, Tennessee, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Arkansas, Colorado, Oklahoma, Missouri, Mississippi, Louisiana, Alabama, Georgia, Florida, Texas, Virginia, West Virginia, and Mexico. Various state game departments are reln- troduclng the bird, and restocking depleted areas. Although there Is no doubt that the wild turkey originated in Amor- lea, there is much doubt as to how it got its name. Some early writers have suggested that the name "turkey" was adopted because of the supposed resemblance between the adornments of the fowl's bead and the fez worn by Turkish citizens. Hut the most widely accepted explanation Is that the name bears some resemblance to the bird's repeated call-notes — "turk, turk, turk." The turkey Is not a migratory bird in the sense that ducks and geese migrate hundreds of miles from the south to the north in the spring and return in the fall, much to the delight of thousands of hunters. The wild turkey is a handsome bird of stately carriage. His glossy plumage is mostly greenish bronze, with gold and coppery reflections. In the sunlight the effect Is a delight to the eye. The feathers of the neck, breast, body, and back- are tipped with a band of velvety black, thus accentuating the glow ing sheen of the remainder of the piumage. Gobbler's "Breast Sponge." The wild gobbler is provided wit! an Interesting appendage, which Is not found on the females or on young gobblers. John James Audu bon, writing in 1831, speaks of 1 as the "breast sponge," and 1 serves a very important function In the spring, during the gobblln season, this sponge Is filled with A cleansing dose today; a smaller quantity tomorrow; less each time, until bowels need no help at all. scratched. From eight to fifteen eggs, somewhat smaller and more pointed than those of the domestic varieties, are laid. After four weeks of incubating, the baby turks, or poults, appear, covered with gray down, dotted with dusky spots, and with two dusky stripes running from 'the top of the head down the sides of the back. The down is soon replaced by feathers, which are re placed by another coat of feathers when the birds molt. The molting season begins in August, and bj the latter part of December all of the old feathers have been replacef by new ones. The young gobbler acquires his "beard" in the center of the breas by November and It continues tc grow rapidly until the third year and thereafter more slowly. Plenty of Enemies. This large and magnificent will bird has always had numerous en emies, such as the fox, coon, mink skunk, wolf, lynx, and coyote. It bird enemies include owls, eagles and hawks. One writer say "There is never a moment In th poor turkey's life that eternal vigl lance is not the price of its exist ence." Not only must the turke be on guard every hour of the day but it must also seek roostin places that are more or less Inac ce.ssible to its natural . enemies For this reason turkeys favor tree 'rowing in shallow water, whic eems to provide some protection rorn night prowlers. In early colonial days wild turkeys were very numerous in A'lassa- husetts, and at the beginning of he Nineteenth century they could be purchased for six cents each, vhlle large birds, ranging from 25 o 30 pounds, sold for 25 cents each. When Cortez first visited the capital of Mexico, "no less than 500 urkeys, the cheapest meat In Mex- co, were allowed for the feeding of the vultures and eagles kept in he royal aviaries." The turkey was first introduced nto Spain in 1510 by Francisco yerminde/.. From that country it •ipreaii throughout Europe arid ICng- iind, being Introduced into the latter country In 152-1. There is a verse to the effect that: "Turkeys, carps, hoppes, picarel and beer, Cauie into England all in one year." That the domestic turkey was still relatively rare in 1541 is emphasized by the fact that in that year "Archbishop Cranmer prohibited the appearance at state festivals of more than one dish of turkey cocks; the female was too precious to be cooked at that period. Fourteen years later two turkeys and two turkey poults were served at a grand lawn dinner. Twenty years afterwards the turkey became a Christmas dish with the farmer." 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