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T,ENOX TIME TABLE. LENOX. TOWA CHAPTER XI—Continued —12— "Yes. Don't look 80 horrified, Hortle. I realize It seems queer, unconventional; but you'll understand better when you see Marcla. She Is no ordinary person." "I shouldn't think she was." Sylvia ignored the comment. "Well, anyway, the robber hid the loot and of course Marcla and I did all we could to protect him. "Then one day the Wilton sheriff heard over the radio there had been a jewel robbery on Long Island, and stumbling upon the hidden gems, arrested Mr. Heath." "Mr. Heath?" "The thief, Hortle I The thief! How can you be so stupid?" "1 get you now. You must admit, though, this is some story to understand." "] know it sounds confused, but In reality it Is perfectly simple If you'll just pay attention. Well," the girl hurried on, "1 cannot stop to explain all the twists and turns but anyway, the sheriff brought the burglar to Wilton and Marcla Is broken-hearted." "Broken-hearted! I should think she'd be thankful to be rid of him." "But you keep forgetting she's In love with him." "Well, do you wonder I do? What kind of a woman is your uunt? What sort of a gang have you got in with anyway?" "Hush, Hortie! You mustn't talk like that," Sylvia declared. "This affair is too serious. Marcla and the—the—she and Mr. Heath love one another. It Is terrible, because, you see, he has a wife." "I should call that a stroke of Providence, myself." "Horatio, I think you are being very nasty. You are joking about something that is no joking matter." "1 beg your pardon, clear. I wasn't really Joking. Don't be angry-. But this yarn Is unbelievable—preposterous," explained the man. taking her hnnd and gently caressing it. "Well, when Mr. Heath went away from the homestead, he left behind him a hundred dollars In payment for what Marciii had done for him. It almost killed her." "She—she—thought she ought to have had more, you mean? A hundred dollars Is quite a sum in these days. She would belter have grabbed it '.ight and been thankful. My resp<wt for the bandit chap Is rising, 'i should call him an honest gentleman." "It \e useless to talk with yon, Ilor'iflo—I can see that," Sylvia said, stiffening. "A delicate affair like tl'-la is evidently beyond your comprehension. You cannot understand it. All you do is to make light of every word I say." "I'm not making light. On the contrary 1 guess I am taking the situation far more seriously than you are. 1 don't like the moral tone of this place ut all. It looks to me as If yon had got info most undesirable .surroundings. The sooner yon are married to me, young woman, tind out of here the belter. As for this remarkable aunt of yours—" "Stop, Horatio! Stop right where you are," bridled Sylvia. "One more viord against Murcin and hack home .von go so fast you won't be able to see for dust. I'm in earnest, so watch your step." "The woman IIIIH bewitched you,' frowned Horatio. "Slip nas. She bewitches every >ody. She'll bewitch .vuu." "Not o,j your life!" "W-:'ti and see. Mr. Heath will fc-owltch you, too." "The—the—?" "Yes, the burglar, bandit, thief— vuotever you choose to call him. fou'll admit it when you meet him »Ve »re going there now." "To—to—call?" "To return the check I Just told fou about. You're the stupidest itftn 1 was ever engaged to, Ho- Pitlo. Why, can't you listen?" "I am listening with all my ears. 1 "I'huu the trouble is with your Imagination," Sylvia said In her loftiest tone. They walked on In silence uuti 1 recently the girl stopped before l^e gate of a small, weather-beaten «ottage. "Well, here we are at Elisha's, •be remarked, turning In at the gate. "What's he got to do with It?" "Mercy, Hortie. You'll wear me t-» a shred. Elisha Is the sheriff I'm going to coax him to let me see t'je prisoner." They walked up the narrow clam ebell pa.h, bordered by Iris and thrifty perennials. As <ney< did so, tb,e sound of a radio drifted through the open win do*. " Sylvia peeped in. Elisha, too Intent on the music 0 hear her step, was sitting before the loud speaker, smoking. "I've come to see Mr. Heath," she shouted above the wails of a croon ing orchestra. "I ain't sure as I'd orter let yon see him," hesitated Elish* "I'll take the responsibility." "Say, who you got with you? 1 lalled the sheriff. "He's nobody—just my fiance." "Your what?" "The man I am going to marry.*' "You don't tell me! So you're jettln' married, are you? Good lookln' feller! I heard at the post office you had some chap In the ofiln'. But to let him see Mr. Heath —I dnnno as 'twould be just—" "Where I go Horatio goes," Sy! via retorted. Elislm weakened. "Wai. in that ease—" he began. She waited to hear no more. "Come on, Hortie," she culled. Leaving Elisha absorbed in u saxophone solo, the two ronndec the corner of the cottage and foum themselves in tbe presence of Stan ley Heath. CHAPTER XII CYLVIA!" be exclaimed, spring ^ ing up and advancing toward her with outstretched hand. "Sylvia What a brick you are to come!" Angry as she wag, when face to face with him she could not resis the contagion of his smile. "I'm glad to see you so well," she said. "This Is Mr. Horatio Fuller o Alton City." Horatio looked Heath up am down and then stepped forward am gripped his hand with unmistakable cordiality. "Mighty glad to know you, sir,' was his greeting. "You seem tc have got yourself into a jam. I there is anything I can do—anj way I can be of service—" "Horatio, you forget we are no here to make a social call," inter rupted Sylvia, who had by this tluif regained her routed chilliness an Indignation. "On the contrary, Mr Heath, we have come on a ver. painful errand. We are returnin this check to you." She extended It toward him, gin gerly holding its corner In tbe tip of her fingers as If It were too foil a thing to touch. "It was outrageou of you, Insulting, to leave a thin] of this sort for Marcla—to nttemp to pay In cash—kindness such a; hers." "I'm sorry," Heath stammered. "Sorry! You couldn't have beei very sorry, or you would hav sensed such an act would hurt he terribly." Horatio Fuller fumbled nervous ly with his tie. "You deserve," swept on youn Sylvia with rising spirit, "to b thrashed. Hortie and I both thin so—don't we, Hortle?" Horatio Junior turned crimson "Olt, I say, Sylvia, go easy!" h protested. "Don't drag me Into this 1 don't know one darn thing about 1 Suppose I Just step inside and liste to the news Hushes while you anc Mr. Heath transact your business It will be less awkward nil round If you want me you can speak." Nodding courteously In Heath' direction, Horatio Junior dlsap peared. "Your Mr. Fuller Is a man of nic feeling," Stanley Heath declarei looking after him. "I eongratulat you." "Thank you." "Everything Is settled then?" She nodded. "I hope you will be very happy. 1 She did not reply at once. When she did, It was to say with a humil Ity new and appealing: "I shall be. I never appreciate Hortle until now. I was too silly vain—feather-headed. I have real Ized It since knowing Marcla." "We all want to be different afte we have seen Marcia," Stanlej Heath said gently. The girl searched his fnce. "I cannot understand you, Mr Heath," she said. "What has Mar cla done that you should have lef her as you did? Husn't she be lleved in you through thick an thin? Stood up for you agains everybody—going It blind at that Few women would have had sue faith In a stranger." . "I realize that. You do not nee to tell me," he answered. "It i precisely because she has gone s far I believed her capable of goin farther yet—the whole way." "Well, hasn't she?" He shook his head. "No. She has fallen short—dis appointed me cruelly. When came to the final test, her affectlo collapsed. Oh, she has been won derful," he added quickly. "Do no link I fall to appreciate tnat. She as far out-distanced every wom- n I ever have known, I simply ex- ected too much of her, doubtless he Impossible. Human nature Is rail—a woman's heart the frailest hlng of all. I have always said o." "You wrong Mnrcla," cried Sylvia otly. "Her heart Is not frail. Neither Is she the weak sort of per- on you have pictured. In all the ld you could not match her loy- Ity or the depth of her alt'ection. after the experience we three ave lived through together you ave not discovered what she Is, It futile for me to attempt to show ou. "You came into our lives like n meteor — entirely detached from verythlng. We knew nothing about ou and In the fnce of damaging vldence you offered neither Marcla x>r me one word of explanation, larcla asked none. Without rhyme r reason she believed in you. I lad not her faith. I freely confess thought you guilty. Oh, I liked u sufficiently well to be ready to iclp you save your skin. But Marcia cured enough for you to want ou to save'your soul. "When you were taken 111, we )oth nursed you—I willingly, she devotedly. Here lay another difference had you been able to detect it. What happened as a result of this nforced Intimacy? You know— enow far better than 1." "1 fell In love with Marcla," re- tiled the man without an Instant's hesitation. "You fell In love!" Sylvia repeat ed, her lip curling. "You call It love —the poor thing you offered her! Why, Marcia would have gone to tbe world's end with you, Stanley Heath, bad she the right. She would have faced any humiliation for your sake. If prison doors closed upon you. she would have remained faithful until they swung open and afterward followed you to any corner of the earth In which you chose to begin a new life." "That's where you're wrong, Sylvia," contradicted Heath. "Marcia was not ready to do that. I tried her out and she refused. When I told her I should return to her, and asked her In so many words whether she was willing to face shame and public scorn for my sake she turned her back on me. She could not go to that length." "Are you sure she understood?" asked Sylvia, stepping nearer and looking fearlessly into his eyes. "There is a shame Marcia never in this world would face for any man. "It is the shauie of wronging another woman; destroying a home. In the villages where we have been brought up. we believe in marriage as a sacred, enduring sacrament— not a bond to be lightly broken. When you offered Marcia less than that—" ."I never offered Marcla any such shameful oositlon, Sylvia," cried "It Was Outrageous of You, Insulting, to Leave a Thing of This Sort for Marcla." Stanley Heath. "I would not so far insult her." "Hut you are married." "That Is a lie. Who told you so?" "The—the telephone message. I heard you call her Joan." "Hut, Sylvia. Mrs. Stanley Heath Is not my wife. She Is my young step-mother, rny father's widow. I always have called her Joan." "Oh! I beg your pardon." "I see It all now," the man explained. "You have entirely misunderstood the situation. I'm a Junior. Since my father's death, however, people have got out of the way of using the term. Sometimes I myself am careless about It. So Marcla thought—" "Of course she did. We both did. How were we to know?" Sylvia demanded. "How, Indeed? If an Innocent citizen cannot visit a town without being arrested as a criminal within a week of his arrival, why shouldn't he be married without his know! edge? Circumstantial evidence can, apparently, work wonders." Then suddenly he threw back his head and laughed. "Bless you, little Sylvia—bless you for setting me right. I told you you were a brick and you've proved it. Thanks to you, everything Is now straightened out. Here, give me your hand. How am I to thank you for what you have done? I only hope that young Horatio Fuller of yours realizes wnat a treasure he Is getting." "He does, Air. Heath—he does," observed that gentleman, strolling at the same Instant through the door and encircling his tiny bride- to-be with his arm. "Haven't I traveled half way across this big country of ours to marry her?" "Oh, we're not going to be married yet, Hortle." demurred the girl tryinsr to vtvnch herself free of tbe big fellow's hold. "Certainly we are, my dear. Didn't I tell you this morning I came to get married? I was perfectly serious. Dad gave me two months' vacation with that understanding. I must either produce a wife when I get home or lose my Job." "Looks to me as If you bad Mr. Fuller's future prosperity In your hands, Sylvia," Heath said. "I'm i:ot doing any worrying,' smiled Horatio. "I—" The sentence was cut short by the radio's loudspeaker: "The much sought Long Island wm thief was captured tills morning at his lodgings In Jersey City. Harris Chalmers, nlins Jlmmle O'Hara, a paroled prisoner, was taken by the police at his room on K— street. A quantity of loot. t'> gether with firearms nnd the miss ing Jewels were found concealed In the apartment. The mnn readily ad mltted the theft He has a long prison record." For n second nobody spoke. Then as If prompted by common impulse, the three on the plti7.ua rushed Indoors. Elisha was sitting limply before the radio. "Ain't It the beateree?" exploded the astonished sheriff. "That sends the whole case up in the air. All that's needed now to make me out the darndest fool on God's earth !s for Eleaxer's young nephew-lawyer In New York, who's checking n|) Heath's story, to wire everything tiiere Is O. K. If he does. I'll go bury my head. There goes the telephone. That's him! That's Eleanor —I'll bet a hat. "Hello—Yes, 1 heard It.—You ain't surprised? Wai, I am. I'm took off my feet.—Oh. your nephew wired, did he, an' everything's O.K.? That bein' the case, I reckon there's no more to be said. I feel like a shrimp. How do you feel?—" Elisha hung up the receiver. "Wai, Mr. Heath, the story you told Eleazer an' me is straight as a string in every particular," he announced. "You're freel There ain't nothin' I can say. To tell you I'm sorry ain't In no way adequate. You'll just have to set me down as one of them puddin'-headed Idiots that was over-ambitious to do his duty." "I shall not let It go at that, Mr. Wlnslow," Stanley Heath acclaimed, stepping to the old man's side and seizing his palm In a strong grip. "We all make errors. Forget It. I'm going to. Besides, you have treated me like a prince since I've been your guest." "What 1 can't understand, Mr Wlnslow, is why you didn't recognize he was a thoroughbred from the beginning," Horatio Fuller remarked. "You've a right to berate uie young man—a perfect right. I ain't goin' to put up no defense. 'Twas the circumstances that blinded me. Besides, I bad only a single glimpse of Mr. Heath. Remember that. After he was took sick I never saw him again. Mad we got acquainted, as we have now, everything would 'a' been different. Findln' them jewels—" "Great hat, man! I bad a dia mond ring in my pocket when I came to Wilton, but that didn't prove I'd stolen it." "I know! I know!" acquiesce) the sheriff. "Eleazer an' me lost our bearin's entirely. We got completely turned around." "A thief with a I-'hl Beta Kappn key!" Jt-ered Horatio. "Godfrey!" Then turning to Sylvia, he added In an undertone: "Well, so far ns can see the only person who bus kept her head through this affair is our Aunt Marcia." Elisha overheard the final clause "That's right!" he agreed will: cordiality. "The Wldder's bead piece can always be relied upon tc stay steady." "Whose head-piece?" Inquirer Stanley Heath, puzzled by the term. "Marcla's. Here In town we cal her The Wldder." "Well, you'll not have the op portunlty to call her that mud longer," Heath laughed. "You don't tell me!" Elisha regarded him, open-niouthed. "Humph So that's how the wind blows, Is It? Wai, I can see this mix-up would 'a' ended my chances any way. Marcla'd never have me afte: this. Disappointed as 1 atn, though there's a plght of comfort In know in' she won't have Eleazer neither He don't come out of the sblnd a whit better'n me. That's some thin'. In fact it's a heap!" (TO BE CONTINUED) McGoofey's First Reader and © A««<Klnt<?<5 Newtpapen Eclectic Primer -.Edited by K. I. PHILLIPSi WNU Serf Ice Studio Has 10,500 Props; Range From Armor to Gem Each movie studio has n properfj department In which It stupes n n,i~ cellaneous collection of nearly PVHIM thing under the sun, says I'nim'.ir Mechnnlcs. In one collection fh-'-p nre 3.000 heavy pieces flinging fr ••» suits of armor to rugs and ii»v" • f bedsteads. Aside from MICFC r>p studio hns T.fiOO "hnnd |»rnp-<" iil^ jewelry and dishes. One n<oin i» piled high with different kind." <rsn !• dies, n tliird with p.'iinliirrs ^fiinS hold various typos of uml>rell;is an" walking onnes. Wrist watches, neck laces and silverware lire In id in cases. On the lot nre different kind." of automobile bodies, replicas of an-" cleht carts, and even a collection of small boats If a studio needs something that It doesn't own, the chances are the Item can be rented from one of tue- property houses, huge warehouses stacked with equipment. THE STORY OF JENNIE AND WILBUR 1 —Jennie and Wilbur were poor but honest. 2—Their folks were short on money but long on principles. 3—They tried to guide their children aright, and always emphasized courage. 4—"Be brave and resolute as you go through life," the father used to tell them. "Never compromise." 5—"Fear," their mother told them over so often, "is pagan and has no place In the character of a real man r woman." P—There was hardly a day that ennle nud Wilbur were not lc<.- ured on courage and its Importance n life. 7—Often their parents would put hem to some test calculated to trengtnen their backbone and rid hem of Inhibitions. S—Wilbur us a little hoy was iften sont on long trips at night •hrough the dark, and Jennie was nude to sleep In a dingy a,ttic room iwuy from the others in the house- lold so she would shake off all lervousness and fright. 0—Their parents once rented a taunted house for the summer just o show the kiddies it was all super- titlon. 10—Everything possible was done o make them resolute, bold and uri- fraid. 11—They let Jennie go on a lion nmt with an African expedition vhen she was only sixteen, and during a summer vacation Wilbur got a job driving nno of those pow- ler wagons labeled "Dangerous. •Ilglt Explosives." 12—By the time they had reached the age of twenty Jennie and Wll- )iir were pretty hard. They weren't afraid of anything. Timidity was foreign to their natures. 13—And it all profited them ,'reatly. 14—For they became public links ,'olfers. 15—And what Is more, they ilayed Saturdays and Sundays without steel helmets, leather vests or shin guards. MORAL—You can't overemphasize any quality in character build- ng. * » * PSALMS OF LIFE Early Name for Cincinnati When Cincinnati was first lal out, early In 1789, around For Washington, It was called Losant vllle, a hybrid word signifying th city opposite the mouth of th Licking. Early In the next year I waa named Cincinnati, lu honor o Gen. St. Clalr, the governor of th Northwest territory, then preslden of the Pennsylvania society of Order of Cincinnati. He has Just heard a feminine scream. What will he do? It all depends. It all depends on what? On whether, after locating the cry of distress, he finds that it comes from a young good looker or some old dame who Is no bargain. Suppose the scream pomes from a good looker? Then Gerald will leap Into action, tear through the crowd and go for the distressed party In n big way. Suppose the bather crying for aid is fnt, forty and impossible? Then Gerald will IIP out to lunch until the crisis is over. Then what is a middle-aged worn an to do when she goes in swimming? Anything but expect aid from the young and handsome life guard. * * + JUMBLED LETTERS CONTEST Let's Be Builders of Good Works for Our Descendants When we build, let us think that we build forever. Let It be not for present delight, nor for present use alone; let It be such work as our descendants will thank us for, and let us think, as we lay stone on stone that a time is to come when those stones will be held sacred be-' cause our bands hove touched them, and that men will sny as they look upon the labor and wrought substance of them, "See! this our fathers did for us." Rearrange the following letters so they spell the names of great admirals and generals. I'ergsbin. AlcClellna. Mgai. Tgran. 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A winnower is a man who has lost his wife n person who Is always complaining or whining someone who winnows. Coeur de Lion was an animal trainer the name of a best seller the oldest lion In the Hagen- hack Zoo n great English king. A Chippendale is a breed of dog u flimsy lace garment a type of race horse a piece of furniture. * * * GENERAL INFORMATION TEST A CONSTIPATED child is so easily « straightened out, it's a pity more mothers don't know the remedy. A liquid laxative is the answer, mothers. The answer to all your worries over constipation. A liquid can be measured. Tne dose can be exactly suited to any age or need. Just reduce the dose each time, until the bowels are moving of their own accord and need no help. This treatment will succeed with any child and with any adult. Doctors use liquid laxatives. Hospitals use the liquid form. If it is best for their use, it is best for home use. And today, there are fully a million families that will have no other kind in the house. 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