The Hutchinson News from Hutchinson, Kansas on July 14, 1923 · Page 5
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The Hutchinson News from Hutchinson, Kansas · Page 5

Hutchinson, Kansas
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p SATURDAY, JULY 14, 1923, THE HUTCHINSON NEWS PAGE FIVE. John Solomon, Lto H ^Bedford -Joties r SYNOPSIS. CHAFTEIl I.—Xllno Lftvorgno owna Cypremurt, a .mnll plantation In tho Louisiana' bayoua. 9he leaves tho man- Igament to John Phllbrlck, an old retainer and faithful, but not a Kood nuAlnoan man, as An L.oe, the Mftnchu, who Is trying to help Aline, explalnn to tlie mysterious John Solomon. • AUne's uncle Dp.vld Macarty and his son, Felix, under pretense of looking: after her Interests, plot to got control of tho plantation. CHAPTrcn tl.—One of their schemes Is to dam the bayou and thus dry up her rlco fields. Then they try to get lid nr rhllbrlek. Alhio suspects tho Macarty-i una consults Jack Fortlor, a young lawyer, who takes her case. , ., CHAPTER UI.^-Ha finds a big flsht on his hands, for the Macartys are all powerful. 'They try to bribe hmi off. CHAPTER IV.—Then they have him beaten . up, but he la rescued by John Solomon. CHAPTER V.—The 'Macartys drop open hostilities and Invite Fortier and Allno to fto on their yacht, the WaterBPrlte, to In- s'.iect the plantation. Solomon has secured tho job of steward on the yacht. Just before they sail Aline gets a telegram by Phllbrlck Buying that he Is going; away for awhile and has left the iilantallon in charge of Captain Wrex- iinm. CHAPTER VI.—Solomon foils an attempt to steal FoTtier's papers. An outlaw named Ore* Michel is killed on the yacht ami Thompson, tho mate, ! H held for murder, clilofly through the ovldence of Holornorrt who later confesses to Fortier that he killed the man, and gives Fortier the Laversne papers, which Thompson had stolen from tho lawyor. CHAPTER VII.—Captain Wrexham tRliea charge of tho plantation. Rather •liady of character, he is prompted to p:ay straight by. the effect upon him of a photograph of Aline. CHAPTER VIII.—Wroxham examines the contents of tho safe and finds a puek- • iro which interests him and which 'ho pockets. Macarty and the sheriff arlivo looking for Phllbrlck whom Macarty charges with murder of a negro. Finding l'htlbrlok gone. Macarty attempts to bribe "Wrexham to betray tho Interests of Allco Lavergne. Wrexham temporizes. CHAPTER IX—Wrexham, whose ship Is anchored near tho plantation, goes out at night on a mysterious errand of his own. Upon hLt return ho finds Ah I*ee Waiting for him. CHAPTER X.—Once in tho long ago, In the China seas, Wrexham and Ah I.oo lmd met and clashed. The Mancbu tells Wroxham that he is deeply interested In protecting Aline and her inhorltanco. Wroxham telle of blowing up the dam that prevonted Irrigation of tho plantation. In consideration of Wrexham's attempt to preserve Allne's property, Ah Leo spares Wrexham's life, which ho had determined to take in rovenge for wrongs committed against him long ago. CHAPTER XI.—'Wrexham puzzles over Ah Tyco 's mysterious roferencea to tho "Gemini" and the "Sea-moon.", Hla ship mystoliously disappears and ho receives a note Indicating that lta disappearance la In retaliation, for blowing up the dam. Fortier and Solomon come to the plantation. Fortlor explains to Wrexham that Solomon wanta to "lay low" for awhile and also to reach All Lee. Wrexham directs a black boy £o take Solomon to Ah Lee. CHAPTKR XII.— rhllbrlek returns In a drunken condition and tells Wrafcham where to find his schooner. Wrexham determines to recover tho vesel and leave for eastern waters, taking Phllbrlck with him to remove him from tho temptation of alcoholic drink. He leaves a note for Fortlor, tolling him his plans, leaving him in charge of the plantation, and departs. CHAPTER xill:— Ah Lee dying, implores Solomon tu protect Ailne. CHAPTER XIV—The Macartys; It develops, know about the "Gemini" and the "Sea-moon." They are desperate because they do not know where they are hidden: CHAPTER XV.—Fortlnr finds Macarty and Petit Jean rummaging about In tho library late at night, lio puts up a fight but is overpowered. Felix rinds tho gems hidden in an old desk. Fortier discovers him in the net ot stealing tho stones, attempts to recover them, in a fight with Macarty and bin henchman, Jean Hennepin, is worsted, tied up, and conveyed to the Macarty yacht. CHAPTER XVI.—Folix plans to force Aline to nutrry him. With the aid of Petit Jean and his honohmen Fortier Is bound and set adrift in a canoe. David Macarty is murdered by Petit Jean's men who lay the crime to Fortier. Petit Jean, made mad by the sight of the gems, kills i Felh: and Wright, the mate, and sets Ball determined only to escape with tho fortune in gems for which ho had murdered two men and was willing to kill the oth'- ers who wore sailing with him, to insure their ellonce, CHAPTER XVII—Petit Joan takes command of the yacht. He tolls Solomon that he plans to skip out. The steering gear goes wrong and the yacht runs ashore. Petit Joan tells Aline he is going to carry her off with him. Solomon kills Petit Jean's chief ally, using the same knife with which he had killed the thlof, Ores Michel, on the Macarty yacht, and for whoso murder Thompson la in Jail awaiting trial. CHAPTER XVIII.—Petit Jean Is struggling with Allno when Solomon Interrupts showing tho outlay a paper which tolia that tho Jewels had been left to htm (Solomon) by Allne's father: ho also acknowledges that It was he who had killed th. man on tho yacht (Jean's brother) and is responsible for tholr present hopeless condition, having Intentionally run the boat ashore. Infuriated, Jean attacks htm. Solomon la Baved by the timely appearance of Fortier and the two Arabs. They tie Jenn and take the Jewels from him. Thompson makes his appearance, determined on revenge, and shoots Solo- mdrl, spoiling; **ab wo»M,«therwlso hay. been a coiniil«W Victory. CHAPTER XIX. At a airty table in a filthy restaurant of the old quarter of Now Orleans—a restaurant huddled lit one portion of an old house that had.heon built by the great Marlgny—sat a man In whose hand uraB' a newspaper. Thin manwoH reading the newspa- por with attention. It was not a freBh newspaper; It was an old and crumpled copy which he had found in -hla chair. Ho was reading, in that paper, an account of tho 'trial and sentence of Petit Jean Hennepin and his accomplices. ' Tho date of execution had been set for noon on the tenth of the month. Suddenly the man lifted his head. "•Why!" ho exclaimed, with a startled air. "Why—sure it Is! This la the toiith—today! What d'you know about that, now! Today!" A slight noise attracted his attention, and he looked up at the wall above his head. Upon tho wail hung a clock, dirty and fly-specked, with broken front glaHB, but still proclaiming the time. From the clock proceeded a faint. Whirring noise—then tho clock struck. Tho man stared at it, fascinated, a epecion of terror in his gase. AJ; tho twelfth stroko, he shuddered slightly, then drew a deep breath aB though something had missed him narrowly. This man was Thompson. Noon of the same day was 'witnessing a very different scene at Cypre- rriort plantation. In a comfortable chair on the front gallory, sat John Solomon, puffing at hlB clay pipe. An old red tarboosh was cocked on one side of his head, and a silk, dressing gown enveloped his pudgy.figure. One of his two Arabs, now clad In snow-white garments, appeared and salaamed. "iVJaster, the hakim etfendi!" Tho doctor from Latouche came forward cheerily, followed by tho smiling Allno Lavergne. Solomon laid down his pipe and allowed the physician to Inspect a cicatrix in his left side. The doctor straightened up, and turned to Allno with a laugh. t "In another week, Miss Aline, your patient won't have even a dimple to show for It! You 'll not need mo again, I'm glad to say." "Oh, good!" exclaimed the girl quickly. At tho sound of a step, she turned to moot Fortier. Her face was beaming. "Doctor Dubois isn't oven coming again, Mr. Fortier—It's absolutely all right .just as wo thought! You will stay for luncheon, of course, doctor. What's that you have, Mr. Fortier?" Smiling, Fortier held up a half- blown pink magnolia blossom. "The big troo down yonder," and ho nodded,, toward the garden, "la Just coming into full bloom—it's away ahead of the others. Here Is tho first blossom for you—" • "Oh, I must see It!" Seizing the waxeu bloom, the girl carried It to Solomon and, with an affectionate pat, !ald it in his hand. "For you—I'm going to run and look at the tree quickly—we'll get some more of them for the table!" She departed, Fortlor at her elbow- Bntlllngitofhimself.,Doctor Dubois sat down' and lighted aijrlsarotto:' 1 j "I don't 'suppose as 'ow you brought any mail In your launch?" Inquired Solomon. "I was lookln' tor a parcel that—" "Brought a whole hag of it." returned the physician. "Ah—your man has it!" • • • • One of the Arabs appeared, bringing : a .box. Solomon commanded him to I open it. From tho box was produced a large, flat case of morroco. This Solomon took, lie pressed the spring, opened the case, and glanced 1 ot what, lay within. Then he nodded, and chuckled whceztly. "A worry good job they made of It,, too." ho said. "It's a bit ot a trick, mountln' up some o' the werry finest stones In the world and a'makln' a necklace of 'om! It ain't'every ono as knows 'ow to do it right, as the old gent salt! when 'e kissed the 'ouso- mald . Mebby you'd like to 'ave a look at 'em sir?" He handed tho case to tho physician. The latter opened It, and at sight of what lay within, a gasp escaped -bun's "My heavens, Solomon! I never dreamed such things exlstod—" Solomon took up his pipe and chtieklod wheezlly. "That 'ere, »lr la a-goln' to make a werry nice woddln' present, so to speak! That ia, it I ain't mistook. And Ialn't often mistook, as the old gout said when 'e 'ired the pretty cook." Somewhere within the house, a deep toned clock was striking noon. • • • » * * * • High noon in still another place— this time, amid a waste of great hills of green water whore ft tiny schooner, like u ley ship, was driven up and across the surging crests with endless Insistence. Upon her forward deck three black men, naked Eahuuiuns, sat In the lee of the booming, tlght-belllod foresail and rolled dice—talking, laughing, shouting with tho glee ot children. Aft, beside the holm, stood a gaunt, powerful man In whoso face wero the marks of suffering; lines of weakness about the mouth were offset by the blazing strength ot tho hollow eyes, by the determination and latent power of the whole face, Down in tho cabin, Capt. Tom Wrexham adjusted hla cravat carefully, then looked up at a picture which had been framed and set near his bunk. It was the picture of a girl whose eyes looked out at him with a deop, clear serenity. As he met those eyes, tho face of Wrexham softened. "So you like the schooner, lass?" ha soliloquized- "Aye, she's a sweet craft! Well, I'll have to be leaving you a bit, miss—time to change watches and see what the cook's got dished up!" He stamped up on dock. At sight of him, the black men up forward ceased their shouting abruptly, ceased their dicing and laughing, and scrambled to their foot. Captain "Wrexham wont aft, glanced at the binnacle, and nodded to his mate. "Well, Mr. Phllbrlck! You're looking fine and hearty today. Making a new matt ot you, I am. It's a rum go, this. Sorry you came to sea, are you?" "Yog," ho answered. "Tw— and no.'' * " "Ran away to sea at last!" Wrexham chuckled. "Hullo—what you lookin' at?" Phllbrlck had turned to look at the ompty horizon behind him. He started quickly, and shook his head. "Nothing." "Nothing, eh?" Wrexham chuckled again. "Thlnkln' about that girl back thoTe, are you—lhat Cypremort placo? Want to g» back? homesick? "Yes," said Phllbrlck with a holploss gesture. "Oh!" Wrexham fingered his curly, square-cut beard for a moment. "Well, If you want to go back there, tho course Is nor'wost by three-quarters north, Mr. Phllbrlck." The gaunt, gray man started suddenly. Eagerness filled out his voice. "What!" he exclaimed. "What! D'you mean wo'ro going to head back? Back home?" Wrexham gave him a hard, cynical look. "No, I don't. I was just tellln' you tor your own information. What's tho course?" "Southeast by a half south, sir," and Phllbrlck's voice WSB dead. "Very good—keep it so," Bald Wrexham coldly. ~~ A long moment .passed. Tho ropes twanged and sang, tho long churn of foam under the loe rail trailed whitely out behind. Suddenly Phllbrlck spoke again. "IsUghL holla, sir. Noou." "Mako it so." Wrexham took Hie wheel. Philbrlck wont forward to tho polished brass boll, and struck It. With the last two strokes, ho released the cord and wont to tho eompanionway. There, for a moment ho stood looking out across the horizon to tho northwest. Then ho lowered his head and went below. "I'll tnako a man of him yet!" said Wrexham, and chuckled. (THE END.) ORDINANCE PROVIDES $43,000 BOND ISSUE An ordinance calling for the issuing of 14.1,000 improvement bonds was put on first reading yesterday at the city commission mooting. Thoso bonds wore for Improving tho following streets; Plum street, Avenue A to First avenue. Washington streot, Fourth to Sixth avonue. Ford street. Avenue A to First avenue. Elm street, Avenue B to Fourth avenue. The bonds will bo Issued in series of 80 of $500 each aud 10 bonds of |S00 each. MANY REMONSTRANCES FILED WITH CITY DADS came In heaps yes- Lerday to tho city commission against proposed Improved streets In tho city. These were all rhfwred to Street Commissioner Haskard r .o chock and report later to the commission. Signers on one petition remonstrated against the curbing and guttering on Sixth street, Pershing to Severance. A remonstrance against the sprinkling of Twelfth avenue west, from Main to Monroe was presented. Tho proposition to pave Plum street front Avenue B to Avenuo C had a lengthy petition filed against It. PYORRHEA CAN £ CONQUERED Women Mine Coal. Wflnhlnston: The la-st census report HUOWH that Ki00 women are engaged In coal mlnintf in tho United Statcy. New Preparntion Remove* All Trace of the Dreaded Disease Many nhy.-icinnfl nJulm that Pyorrhea Is -ii very Mt .1 tMnfj. UWRIIHH of the fHrt thnt It usually t'-a.U to such cl IH- t >a - c " x -3 I\A Chronic 1 »>\«u >«*psia. HhfnmallHin. • XorvfMw I >j.m'cint>ji l lie. It Is nnit\ that tho death ot Ttiircviore K(*v*evt?lt wa« Indirectly«l l.y Pyorrhea. Tu t>f- fertlvoty «'unii.>:it tin* ill.if-aso. a new tirpprirftMon tiiih-il "Tym-form" wan recently porft'clfil by the Tyro-form Company. Han H"itmnUn<v California. Tli In now mncil y has a«' , ttlf*v* v <l I'I'HH in t hi> m<rU tulvjtncoci Cri-'H'.^' -<Aaj *e -i that were considered liopelean. As an I thi strut ton: <>nr wwiran was atumt l"> liavft JUT tei 'th extracted when her attention was call .'d to 'Tyro-form." Sha used til la preparation and today nor Kuma and Teeth are sound and healthy and no t vii re of Pyorrhea romalnc. 'Tyro-form" pells for $3 per carton on a pailttve money-hack guarantee °C Bat- U»fitcti(*n, »nd can he obtained at. the A. Sc. A. Drill? (•<>. Order (n Now Water Main. A six-inch water main on ourtoenth avenue west, Jofferson to Monroo streot and on Fifteenth avenue west, Jefferson" to Monroe was ordered in by .an ordinance put on reading for the first tlmo yesterday. • The firat person Nannie and. Hilly mil when they escaped from tho i>o- j lire was a baker'B 'boy with a baakut of bread on his arm. When tho pur- 1 ailing policeman naked him ho Hafcl j ho hud seen them poins out the until | gate, and ho know what lie was talk- t inK about., for ono of the goatH had | come right up to him and wmolied o£ j IUH basket. Fearing ho would butt I him if ho did not K 1 V » him same bread, [ ho had tosHed a loaf ut the biggest i goat and run. I "And you aro auro it waa tho cant gate they went out?" tho polieomuu usUed. ''Oh, yes, air! Suro!" * When half way acroan the park they stopped some little girls ami t asked them if they had ser-.n two whito I goats aa they came along. "Yea, wo saw them," replied one little jjirl, ''and see -what one of them did!" And sho held up for tho policeman's inspection a hunch of flowers Rho had been currying, with all the blossoms chewed off", and bOKiin to , cry. "Look what tho naaty old goat did! He ate up my bouquet that I | was taking to my teacher!" "And that isn't all he did!" •chir- 1 ruped one of tho other little girls. "Ho Btarted -to chow off my braid of hair! ; Seo how wet tho ribbon is! And I guess ho would havo chewed It off t but Klste here gavo him a big hit with ' a stick she picked up. Elsie is a brave girl, for It she hadn't done that j ho would have eaten tho hair off my i head. And what do you think ho did ! to her?- After he stopped chowlng my hair ho turned around and pushed lior with his head, making her fall over into a flower bed. Then we all cried and called to the pardoner and ho came and drove him away." j "Well, I declare you had a pretty hard timo, didn't you " uatd tho policeman, who sympathized with tho fciriH, having a small daughter of his own. "In which direction did tho gardener drive the goats?" "Over that way." they all said, pointing to the west. . "Are you sure luwas in that direction? Haven't you made a mistake? Didn't tlu-y go this way?" and the policeman pointed to the eatst. "No! No! Tae., ..cut that way," and all three little ijlrls pointod to the west again. "These goats must havo wings to get around so fast to be aeon so fat* a-pnrt in HO short a time. I'll Juaf. ask tho gardener who drove oft the goats in which direction they went." (Tomorrow you will bo more puzzled than ever about Hilly- and Nannie.) HERE IS :- From Our Fifth Anniversary ers Thrift Sale This is the famous EVERWEAR HOSIERY-nationally advertised and known in Hutchinson and elsewhere as a standard brand , All Colors 89c No. 24X Pure Silk Thread, All No. 24X is regualarly $1.10 No. 270 and 240 Silk, Full Fashioned or French Seam - $1.39 No. 270 and 240 are regularly $1.65 No. 29 and 800 Full Fashioned, Pure Thread Silk - No. 29 and 800 are regularly $2.00 All other Hose, Including Chiffon - - - - $1.69 $3_$4_$4.50 VALUES These Prices Will Prevail So Long As the Stock Last* $2*39 112 NORTH MAIN "Raich's • mmmm mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm IBJBJBJBSHSJBB

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