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A New, G ripping
By RUBY AYRES
(ObUbm4 f??i Tecttriaj)
There were ~a great many people
abott, dalntly-dressed women who
looked intereetedly at him as be
stood hesitating In the entrance
^ncertain as to his next move.
A porter approached diffidently.
"Can 1 be of any service to you.
The Fortune Hunter started.
"Yes, at least?there is a Miss
Claver staying here. I wish to see
her?ny name is Smith?I haven't a
?ard. but if you will tell her?she Is
He spoke quite calmly, though his
pulses were racing; he thought of
Anne, and her trust in him. and I6r
a moment something seemed to
tighten in his throat. What would
?he think of him If she could see
him now? The porter was beside
'That is Miss Claver on the couch j
by the archway, sir."
The Fortune Hunter turned slowly
apd looked in the direction indicated.
So that was Irenle Claver! He was
conscious of an almost overwhelm>ng
sense of relief as he recognized
the type of woman with whom he
bad got to deal.
Handsome, well dressed, if a little
too, flashily, with a rather hard face,
a little wearied in repose as if life
had not gone too easily for her.
She was smoking a cigarette In a
long, slender holder, and idly turning
the pages of a magazine.
The Fortune Hunter went forward
slowly til he stood beside her. "Miss
Claver. I think T
His voice was perfectly cool and
controlled, though there was a little
nervous pulse leaping in his throat.
She nodded. "Yes?go on! Your
name's not John Smith, of course?"
The Fortune Hunter flushed at the
unexpected question. "Does that
matter?" he asked evasively.
She shrugged her shoulders.
"Not in the least." she agreed.
"Please go on." She laughed selfconsciously.
'It will not sound very plausible
to you," he said. "But It all happened
so naturally. I landed In
England some weeks ago with
hardly a pound In my pocket. I
tramped about the country, too glad
to be back home to think seriously
about finding work; not that I'm
fond of work?I've always lived by
my wits. The weather was fine, and
I slept here, there and everywhere?
out of doors, in barns, and got my
meals where I could. Then....one
<iay I found myself at a place on the
river called Somerton?I'd never
| been there before, and I was going
through the woods when hidden in
the bracken...He paused. "Dead,"
Irenie Claver winced, but she
^iade no comment, and the Fortune
Hunter went on: "I was going off to
fetch the police when I saw a
| ; socket book lyirg on the ground at
my feet, and I looked through it
with the idea of flnding out who the
man was or omething about him.
but beyond the name 'John Smith'
and some....some love letters from
a girl there was nothing of any Importance.
I was on my way to the
police station, walking along the
river bank when I saw a boy overbalance
and fall from a punt. He
couldn't swim?it turned out afterwards
that he was a cripple... .there
vas a girl with him...." His voice
%'rew strained and jerky. "She
creamed out to me to save the boy
?her brother, it appeared. .. .and. ..
Irenie made a swift little movement
with her hands.
"You needn't trouble to explain?
this was the girl, of course! Anne
| Harding?you see. I know all about
her, and the brother?Isn't his name
Tommy??a nasty, mean little brute,
from all accounts."
The Fortune Hunter began to object.
but she Interrupted him ruthlessly.
"Don't defend him. I've
never seen him in my life, but I've
heard a lot about him. Anyway, we
won't argue Well?you pulled
hfm out of the river and went home
with them?Is that It?"
"And she recognised you as....
Irenie Claver%s dark eyes wandered
over the Fortune Hunter's
handsome, moody face, half-mock'ngly.
"It's not to be wondered at." she
*aid at last. "She hadn't seen you
for ten years, and the likeness Is
nough to make it pass. You've got
A stronger face than John had.
though." she added reflectively.
There was a little silence, then
she went on: "And so you took what
the gods gave, and kept up the
-?ame. eh? You're John Smith to
them all down there, and the girl's
in love with you." The Fortune
Hunter flushed scarlet.
*1 beg your pardon, but I cannot
flllow yon to speak of Miss Harding
ike that." he said fiercely.
"Perhaps Tve got it wrong then?"
che submitted whimsically. "Perhsps
I ought to have said 'you're in
'ove with her?* "
For a moment he made no an"w*r.
then he looked up with burning.
Td give twenty years of my life
for a decent record." he said.
"Oh. She half shrugged her
?hon!dsrs. 'It's like that, is It?
That's why you're here today."
She blew a cloud of smoke from
her cigarette ud watched it melt
"You must have been very clever,"
she said suddenly. "How |8 it you
haven't given yourself away?"
(To Be Coatlaaed Tomorrow)
D. C. Buyers in New York.
XEW YORK. Sept. T.?Among.
Washington buyer, registered here
Are the following:
Lansburgh * Bro.. Mlu Trotter,
drawee coat*. 1* w. JOth.
l?ei*oe?Mlu II. Kinder
women's, infant,' wear. Cumberland
A. Llsner. Mlu A. Lannlng, ?tat
ionery. Si* 5th are.
If. Qoldenberg. H. J. Sanger, nigs,
Saks * Co.. L> H. Saks, readyto-wear.
J. Nachman's?J. Nachman. ready
3. Kann Sons * Co., Miss A.
Fowls*, fancy goods; J. H.rtsborg,
house furniture goods; T. F. Flnnln,
-lotions. Jewelry; Mlu A. M. Hogan
ready-to-wear (II 4th av,
Chaulmoogra oil. used for een'
or lea Ifcthe treatment of leprosy,
s obtained from a species of tree
rrowlng la Asiatic jungles that
h*?jr?rslr penetrated by ex
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A Full Page of "The Gumps," in Four Colors, in the Comle Section of The Sunday Herald.
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Price Free WIU Tke B1E Herald THl'RSDAY, 8EPTBMBEA 8, INI. ( oprrtgfct 1*21.
Oriole Midgets " > \ ?v_ |] New York Boyb
Win 11 Games Judqe SrotPn StoryValk And Girls Have
AndLose Three jS? 9v mm* 3rovn Corner Garden*
The Oriole A. c. Midgets have _ ... _ _ . _ _ NEW YORK. Sept. 7.?Country
Vnln Ind0?/?Mw t'.pVrVfi" Sailboats, Row boats and Canoes ?fe and ^.nm, ?>?????*.begin
the football game. Cto.lng s? th,t Milbo,t? j terle" tor Juvenile Yorker.,
their season they have the fol- ~? " saUDOatf They are confident that no
lowing record for the team and How beautiful it skims the water. country boy or girl could fool
percentages for individual play- How majestically the filled white sails bend to the wind. them much about garden* and
ers. While we are admiring the graceful lines of the boat as it' the things that grow in them.
Team record, eleven wins, three tips to the turn of the sail, there is a flutter of the canvas wings. Under the supervision of
losses and one tie game. Their . Slower and slower moves the boat until it stops and the sails Father Knickerbocker, thousands
hardest games were with the Mt. . wrinkle and lose their riorv of them have labored this sumKanier
team. Winning the first j, mer cultivating little gardens In
by a score of 13 to 10. they lost The ^wind is dead and the boat anchors in mid-stream idly clty Some of the |ard ??
the second game with the score waiting tor tne wind to come again. have more than 1,000 Individual
reversed. A third game was * * * * garden plot*. Each With a little
was played and the teams played gec ^hat rowboat? farther or farmerette in charge,
a tle game 10 to 10 P. 8? Pl. It moves slower thln the MUboat as we first saw it. There are row after row of
lead the pitchers with four wins ? rnwinir thin hoat beets, carrota and sweet corn and
and no losses, and Sam Simon ? * , . . .. tangles of tomatoes with red
lead the batters with an average The muscles of their arms and back stand out as they pull
fruit peeping out from the aurof
.444. While Leon Wolfe stepped *nd bend, and with each stroke put the boat forward. rounding greenery. The fannerout
in front of the base stealers. When the wind blows they work the harder. ettes usually have a fancy for
getting thirty-four sacks. When the wind disappears, leaving the flapping sails of the a patch of gay colored flowers in
riui AnniN. sailboat, the two rowers pass the anchored boat, and by and by one corner of the plot. The
Orioles. ; oumpiM, o. are out of sight as they make for the journey's end. farmers run more to raising more
Orioles, 25; Liberty. S. ? . ? ? substantial things, something
Orioles. 8: Plketown. 0. that can be eaten.
Orioles. 14; W*rwlcfc, 8. See that canoe? Those who have had prevlousV
oriT*' s^Yste'T"1' It Just Passed the rowboat. experience in gardening are alorioie"',
13; Mt.' Ussier. io. What a slender shell it is as it cuts the water like a knife. lowed to devote their entire plot
Oriole..' io- Mt. Ranter,' is The canoe carries but little weight and the ones who paddle to raisfng their favorite vegei?:
?? sit very still lest the light canoe tip over. tabIe?' ?ut ?)?? b?5i"n<r? have
Oriole.,' cori.ta. Down, past the sailboat; on, speeding by the rowboat. lightly, t0 k? ln ?or jl-"r*nUM"Asters
.10:TriJ.?' \ bounding over the waters; the canoe journeys on toward, the jMephlne ,nd Rocklt, are famou.
Orioles', IS; Kattaata. IS. Smft" CU"ent' ' gardeners In their neighborhood.
Orioles, is-, Titer, jr.. a. 1 nen tne eddy catches tne canoe. But Josephine believe, the .ucHittlof.
The rapid water whirls it about like a top. cul.nt cabbage 1. the only vegePUjer
ab. H. average There is a tossing shell with disaster as the two men who table worthy of an experienced
Sim simon .... 45 20 .444 paddle the frail boat disappear 'neath the waters. farmerette", attention. Rockle,
Nicholas Sakos . 25 10 .400 ? * * * who 1. squally experienced.
Leon Wolf .... 10 4 . 400 yearns for the Juicy tomato and
Joe Lambeth ... 20 8 .400 Sailboat, rowboat and the canoe, cultivates her plot accordingly.
Daniel rin?.an'' 30 io soo AH may be safe and may be true- Thus the Florentino -family is
Theodore Nichols' 30 io .soo But as you start on the journey across, assured a good supply of both
Forest simonds . ss T .218 Which of the haats are YOU. vegetables.
John Neaman ..32 7 .218 l The rivalry between children
.',s.Wmp~",b7 io* I IS? , Sailboat, row-boys, canoe-boys, review, nrizewW^'at" tJTrto^o?
Tesm. arer... 2T1 ?o .832 All of the power with which you can do. th? Season for the best attendPitching.
But as you start on the journey across, ancef the best kept plot, and
Pitcher w. L. Average Sail-boys, row-boars. canoe-boys, review the best specimens of vegeP.
Sample 4 0 1.000 ,oK,?
J. Nenman 8 2 .800 ~' tables.
T. Nichols .... 2 1 .500 tor arrived, and was .hown at Mrs. Fannie Parsons, super~
LITTLE STORIES T.^SS'JSS- ISTJ
, ABOUT CHEAT PEOPLE ?._a- .?. _ '
.... , T. n??_. you? District Attorney at jeast one Mrs. Parson, is 70
Editor of The Boys Herald. when Gov whitman of New Whitman. she Mid. lye tl- years old and nearly blind but
I want to Join the First ways wondered what you looked _>.* _< <* ?v>? rori,? an* anM.
American Boys" Pres. Assocl- York wa" dlstrlct attorney, ln like. Now I'm going to see th. work of her ?o? of
ation and have written on the New York City, he received a Brooklyn bridge." A , ?r? *
following subjects: letter from a woman saying that And she left before Mr. Whit- *
she would be in New York on a man could reply. "Willie, did you put your nickel
certain date and wanted to see in the contribution box ln the
him. Would he please write and "Ma. was Robinson Crusoe an Sabbath school today?" "No,
Name let her know at what time she acrobat?" "I don't know." mamma. I ast Eddie Lake, the
might see him? "Why?" "Well, here it reads preacher's son, if I could keep It
Address Whitman answered he* that after he had finished his and spend It for candy, an' he
letter, naming a convenient hour, day's work, he sat down on his gave me permission."?Denver
_ At th^appointed time the visi- chest." News.
IT HAPPENS IN THE BEST REGULATED FAMILIES. ?By Bri&*s. ]
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? Sues for Car Repairs.
J. H. Daddysmaa. trading as the
Mount Vernon Garage, (tied suit yesterday
in the District Supreme Court
against N. C. Worden. of 4017 Mar!
boro place northwest, for judgment
fjr the value of a Hupmobile tour*
ing car. which Daddysman claimed
was left In his garage at 120? D
street northwest for repairs and never
called for. Through Attorneys Neudecker
and Emerson. Daddysman
claims that Worden left the machine
in tne garage list July.
Open 9:15 A.M. N
As we show at all tin
Curtains and Draperies to I
to offer now the very best
We invite your carefu
inspection of the qualities a
in making your purchases.
Fine Voile Curtains, Reduce*
Serviceable and attractivi
precision that gives beat
drawn work, lace edge i
Marquisette Curtains, Specia
A special purchase from
in pure white marqmsetti
quality. 2*/i yards long.
Dacbess, Swiss Point and B
Reduced and Specially Pii
All good style certains a
' best, some are reductions
have been secured for thi
particularly low special p
pattern or design.
1 Mercerized Double Velvet I
Priced, $19.75 Pair.
A Velvet Portiere of goo<
for use. Shown in the e
including blue-and-blue, I
They are made with Fr
yards long and 50 inches
I Brown Reed
Specially Priced for
Good design, with loose sea
ered in tapestry; spring seat cc
8 4-ft. Settee, $26.75 Rc
6-ft. Settee, $46.75 Ch
Other Chairs, Rocker
Settees, Equally Low 1
Reed and Willow Bectiaa. riftk 1
Offering Yon a
Many new and b
by their fine, grai
Platters, 16-inch size.
Baking Dishes, (117!
Doable Vegetable Dial
Sandwich Trays, $3S
Cheese and Cracker I
Water Pitches $16.
tllWrwan Bcctlo*. Vint Flow.
* r *
Club Plans Falf Opening.
The formal inauguration of the
fall social aeaaon of the Town and
Country Club will take place at ,0?e
Country Club Sunday at t p. m. Special
entertainment iaaturea and prise
contests will supplement th? aeries
of dmces. Music will be furnished
by Brooke John's Novelty Orchestra.
Open First Hoover Kitchen.
RIGA. Sept- 7.?Officials of the
American Relief Administration here
have been advised that the first
"Hoover kitchen" has been established
and In regularly serving food
er Sale Prices Are i
ies what are probably the larg
>e seen hereabouts, it is but nal
values of the year in Curtains i
J attention to these splendid <
nd the values will convince you
1 to $3.85 Pair.
f curtains, made of a nice quality
itiful appearance and perfect drapinf
>r lace medallions.. yards long
fly Priced, $2.25 Pa*. x
one of our best manufacturers is re
: curtains of four different pattern!
russels Net Cnrtaias,
ced, $7.50 to $30. ' ^
ind the qualities are of the very
from our own stock and others
s September sale, and marked at
rices. Two to seven pairs of a
3 and 3yi-yard lengths.
i weight, with both sides finished
nost popular color combinations,
jreen-and-rose, rose-and-t a u p e.
ench or envelope edge, are 2%
s wide. i\ I
t cushions cov- ^jgSfc
air, $15.75 '
er and Willow Suites at Greatlj
e of Sheffield R<
it Very*Special Prict
a Exceptional Opportunity for I
eautiful pieces for the table, th<
serving bod) ornamental and u
$12.75. Casseroles, round,
i. Casseroles, round,
bes, $12.75. ' Casseroles. 2 pint
0. Platters. 18-inch,
Hsbes, $5. Silver Plated Bad
6WL r?TI JOB WARS
IUIRM HER CHIRK.
Jm War* wm h (k? tun.
Ha vu talking to uotlm felloWs
(Irl. So he saidIt
was not leaf before Joe's girl,
namsd Julia WbwUr. mum along 4|
8W picked a* a perfectly good
quart milk bottle. Jo* said. aad let
him bar* it at the back of that
Then, ha aald. shs picked up a
couple or bricks and they allocked
la the scuffle. Joa said, a pin In
bis shirt sleeve scratched Julia's
cheek, cutting It rather deeg.
She had him arrested. She swore
that ha cot her with a knife.
Her side of the argument was
that Joe gave her food to the ether
girl and then said mean thin** to
her when she protested going
He %1 ashed her cheek without
warning, she eald. and tbaa called
her bad names Once before, she
said, he slashed her on the same
Joe blamed all the trouble en
Julia being sealoua He declared
that she brought all the trouble os
He admitted talkln* to the othergirl.
but cou'd eee no reseon In""
that for bis being knocked oR his
perch on the fence with the bottle,
j The court lined him tiO??r thirty*
is CUw S P. M.
Very Low on
est and finest selections of jjj
ural that we should be able
jfferings, confident that an
that you should not delay M
voile, and with the care and H
; qualities . Trimmed with hand
sponsible for this unusual value
s. Nicely made and excellent
| ^ " ' I'
! buffet, the servtilitarian
2 pint. $1
i with silver covey $9.
well and tree pattern. Ill
t plated, 510.75.