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THE TIMES DAILY SERIAL STORY
The Destroying Angel
By Louis Joseph Vance
(Copyright by the FranVA.MunseyCompu.)
The Late Extra.
IMPULSIVELY Whitaker got up to
follow Max. then hesitated, and
sank back in doubt, his head
awhlrl. He was for the time being
shocked out of all capacity for clear
reasoning or right thinking. There was
uppermost In his consciousness a half
formed notion that he wouldn't help
matters by Intruding behind the scenes.
Beyond all question his wlie had
recognized him the man whom she had
been given every reason to consider
t'.ead a discovery to unnerving that she
had been temporarily unable to con
tinue. But If theatrical precedent were
a reliable guide, she would presently
pull herself together and'go on; people
of the stage seldom forget that their
first duty Is to the audience. Now,
v.ere "Whitaker to thrust himself in
upon her fight for self-control he would
probably only succeed in making mat
ters still worse. But If he sat tight and
waited, all might yet be well as well
as any such hideous tangle could be
hoped ever to be.
He arrived at this conclusion through
no such detailed argument; his mind
leancd'to 1C and he acted upon It while
still beset by a half-score of other con
siderations. This, then, explained the
Drummond's reluctance to have him
bidden to the supper party; whatever
ultimate' course of action he planned 'to
pursue, Drummond had been reluctant,
perhapspardonably so. to have his. ro
mance overthrown In a single day. "
And Drummond must have known
who Sara Law was, even while denying
knowledge of the existence of llary
Ladlslas Whitaker. He had lied, lied
desperately, doubtless meaning to en
compass a marriage before Whitaker
could find his wife, and so furnish him
with every reason that could Influence
an honorable man to disappear again.
This, too, explained why the lawyer
naa laitea to occupy nis stall on that
far-11 nlc-ht I tvaa .. nn..IM.
that Whitaker would not lecognlzc his
wife, and vice versa: but It was a
chance that Drummond hadn't the
nerve to face. Even so. he might have
hidden himself somewhere in the house,
walling to see what would happen.
On the other hand. Max to a certain
ty was ignorant of the relationship be
tween his star and his old-time friend,
just as he certainly was ignorant of
her Identity with the long-lost Mary
-"-" ...n.... , ... juov I.UdB.v.l,
For .that matter, Whitaker had to
admit "that, damning as was the evi
dence controverting the theory. Drum
mond might be Just as much in tho
da ik as Max nrJ. There was alwajs
the chance that the girl had kept l.er
secret to herself Inviolate. Informing
neither her manager nor the m.-n she
had covenanted to wed. Drummond's
absence from the house might be due
to any one of a hundred reasons other
than that which Whitaker inclined to
assign to It- It was only fair to sus
pend Judgment, In the meantime
The audience was getting beyond con
trol. The clamor of comment and Ques
tioning which had broken loose upon
the falling of the curtain was waxing
and gaining a high, querulous note of
impatience. In the Kallery the pods
were beginning to testify to their nor
mal Intolerance whit shrll whistles,
catcalls, sporadic bursts of handclap-
Ping, and a steady, sinister rumble of
In the orchestra and dress circle
people were moving about restlessly
and talking at the top of their voices.
In order to make themselves heard
above the growing dm. Hnd there teen
music to fill the Interval they might
have been more calm; but Max had
fallen In with the theatrical dernier orl,
and had eliminated orchestras from Ids
houses, employing only a poal of gongs
to Insure silence ana attention before
Abruptly Max himself appeared at
one side of the proscenium arch. It
was plain to those nearest the staire
that he was seriously disturbed. There
was a noticeable hesitancy In his man
ner, a pathetic frenzy !n his habitually
mild and lustrous ey
Advancing half way to the middle of
the apron he paused, begging attention
with a nudgy hand. It was a full min
ute before the gallery would let him
"Lad'es and gentlemen," he an
nounced, plaintively. "I much regret
to Inform you that Miss Law has huf-fered-
a wrlous nervous shock" Ids
gszp wandered In perplexed Inquiry to
ward the rlsht-hand Mage box. then
was hastily averted -"and will not be
pble to continue for a few moments.
If you will kindly grant us your pa
tience for a verv few minutes"
He backed precipitately from view,
hounded by mocking applause.
A lull fell, but only temporarily. As
the minutes lengthened the .gallery
grew more r.nd more obstreperous and
turbulent. Wave upon wave of sound
rwept through the auditorium, to break,
roaring against the obdurate curtain.
When eventually a second fleure an
peared before the foot!lchs the audi
ence seemed to understnnd that Max
dared not show himself again, and
It was with d'fnculty that the man
evidently the stage mantger contrived
to make himself dlsropnectedl.' heard.
"Ladle and ... he shouted, sweat
beadlnsr his perturbed forehead . . .
"regret . . . ImpotsiMe o continue
. . . money . . . box offlce."
An anerr howl drowned him out. He
retreated at accelerated discretion.
WhltPker pllpnlng through th since
toor behind the dot's ran Imo the 1at
Breaker hetde lh first entrsnr-. hea-rAi-
e l'.-fn'nir to -v rne h' would
HMen the utter futility of offering box-
which in the majority of Instances bad i
office prices in return ior eeat-cnecKs
cost their holders top-notch speculators'
"They'll wreck the theater," he shout
ed, excitedly, mopping his brow with
his coat sleeve, "and hanged If I blame
em! What did she pull a raw one
like this for?"
Whitaker caught his arm In a grasp
"Where's Miss Law?" he asked.
"You tell me and I'll make you a
handsome present, retorted the man.
"What's happened to her? can't you
"I dunno go ask Max.'"
"Where Is he"
"You can search me; last I saw of
him he was tearing- the star's dressin'
room up, by .the roots."
Whitaker hurried on just In time to
sec Max disappearing in the direction
of the sttge door, at which point he
caught up with him. and from tho man
ager's disjointed catechism of the door
keeper garnered the Information that
the star had hurried out of the building
while Max was making his announce
ment before the curtain.
Max swung angrily upon Whitaker.
X)h! It's you, is It?" Perhaps you can
explain what this means? She was
looking straight at you when she dried
up! 1 yaw "her "
"Perhaps jou'd better fi d Miss Law
and ask her," Whitaker interupted.
"Have you any Idea where she's gone?"
"Home, probably," Max snapped. In
iX"ty-seventh street house of her
own JusL bought .it."
"Come on tben.- Passing his arm
through the manager's, Whitaker drew
him out into the alley. "We'll get a
taxi before, this mob begins to pour out
of the theater."
"But, look here what buslness've you
got mixing In?"
"Ask Miss Law." said Whitaker,
shortly. It had been on the tip of hla
tongue to tell the man flatly. "I'm her
husband.'.' But he retained wjt cnouglt
to deny himself the satisfaction of this
shattering rejoinder. "I know her." lie
.!; al s enouB for the present,
ju...' ".. .."!- l"c l"". "1
11 juu Knew ner an tne time.
lllllll I Vni E3V - M f
"t didn't know I knew her by that
name," said Whitaker. lamely.
At the entrance to the allev Max
paused to listen to the uproar within his
"I'd give 5,000 gold dollars if I hadn't
met you this afternoon!" he groaned.
"It's too late now." Whitaker men
tioned the obvious. "But If I'd under.
t . ., - - U..U1.U,
stood, I promise you I wouldn't have I
come at least to sit where she could
He began gently to urge Max toward
Broadway, but the manager hung back
like a sulky child.
"I always knew that woman was a
Jonah!" he grumbled.
"You were calling her your mascot
two hours ago."
"She'll be the death of me vet," the
little man Insisted, gloomily. He
stopped short, jerking his arm free.
"Look here; I'm not going. What's the
use? We d only row. And I've got
worn io ao nacic mere ' with a Jerk
of his head toward the theater.
Whitaker hesitated; then, without re
gret, decided to lose him. It would be
as well to get over that first Interview
without a third person present.
"Very well.-" he said, beckoning a
taxicali Into the curb. "What's the ad
dress?" Max gave It sullenly.
"So-long." he added, morosely, as
Whitaker opened the cab door and pre
pared io enter, -uorry i ever laid eyes
Whitaker hesitated. "How about that
supper?" he Inquired. "Is It still on?"
"How in blazes do I know Come
lound to the Beaux Arts and And out
for yourself same's as I'll have to."
"All right." said Whitaker, doubtfully.
He nodded to tliochauffeur. Jumped ln
t" the cab. nnd pulled the door to. As
they swung away he received a parting
Impression of Max. his pose modeled on
the popular conception of Napoleon at
Waterloo handR clasped behind his
back, hair in disorder, chin on his chest,
a lowering frown shadowing his face
its he stared somberly after his depart
, Whitaker settled back, and, oblivious
to Ihe lights of Broadway streaming
past, tried to think tried with indiffer
ent success to prepare himself against
the Imminent conference he had to an
ticipate. It suddenly presented itself to
his rwKon, with shocking force, that
his attitude must be humbly and wholly
apologetic. It was a singular case. He
had come home to find his wife on the
point of marrying another man and
hhi- was the one entitled to feel ag
grieved! Assuredly, Drummond had
said with Justification that Whitaker
had managed to mess things up luatb.
Strange twist of the eternal triangle'
A Continuation of Thin Slorv Will
Be Found In Tomorrow's
Isane of The Tlraea.
Three Civil Service
Tests Are Scheduled
A second examination for soil physi
cists In the Bureau of Soils. Depart
ment of Agriculture, will be held by the
Civil Service Commission March Zk.
No eliglbles for the position were ob
tained from the examination held De
cember IS. The position pays $i2W a
year. An educational training In phy
sics and physical chemistry is one of
On April 9 and 10 an examination will
he held to obtain eliglbles for appoint
ment as computers at the Naval Ob
servatory at salaries ranging fjom
l.no t 51,200 a ytar.
Candidates for ftaustlcal clcri-iiilps
at from $300 to J1.C0O will be examined
KKV A U?Unl Wl Tl -M "heVuffScdCO,.t?l cuts and UinV 1 IH ITOtD tainSriVtorSdopUon the AMUSEMEHTS AMUSEMENTS
llA 111 MHllllr III bruises. Mr. .Smaliwood. at the last tllflKIl fllUII I llWir K . rpcnlatlnn which th - i..i-. I t ,
ilUIX nLHIUI I UUUL lU session of the Legislature accused a IHflll I LflllU kfltllL.ll
Hyattsville Taxpayers Urge
That Supplies Be Obtained
at Wholesale Prices.
HYATTSVILLE. Md.. Feb. 20.-The
Taxpayers' Association of Prince
George county, an organization looking
to the betterment of the county gov
ernment, has taken steps looking to a
more economic management of affairs
at the county almshouse, especially in
the purchasing of supplies.
The following resolution of S. C Car
rlck was adopted at a recent meeting;
"Whereas, It has been reported to this
association that the trustees of the
almshouse have been, and are, purchas
ing their groceries and supplies general
ly from the country stores, where prices
necessarily arc much higher, and not
from the wholesale dealers, .as should be
done for the sake of economy, and In
justice to the taxpayers;
"Therefore, be It resolved by this
association, that they be respectfully re
quested to purchase their supplies, ex
cept feed for the stock, from the whole
sale dealers at wholesale rates and to
do everything In their power for,, a
just and economical administration of
said institution, consistent with their
oath of office, nd in Justice to those
who have to pay tho bills. Feed for the
stock to be purchased In the fall of tho
year, when it Is cheapest."
A motion to levy an assessment of
23 cents per member to carry on the
business of the association was adopted.
William R. Smaliwood,. who repre
sented this county in the general as
sembly of Maryland at the session of
1912. Is in a Washington hospital as the
result of a bicycle accident. Mr. Small-
V k" ' J
In Sport or Business
More and more successful men and women are
paying attention to what they eat.
Brain workers particularly require food that
supplies the elements Nature demands for rebuild
ing the Brain and Nerve tissues destroyed daily by
mental and physical activity.
made of wheat and barley, is rich in these vital ele
ments, including the organic Phosphate of Potash
necessary for the healthy up-keep of body and
A regular dish of Grape-Nuts and cream is the
well-balanced morning ration of thousands of
people who are steering their lives into success and
"There a Reason"
Grocers sell Grape-Nuts.
THE WASHINGTON TDIES,
wood's machine collapsed with him
and he suffered several cuts and
bruises. Mr. Smaliwood. at the last
session of the Legislature accused a
high official of offering a bribe to in
duce him to support certain measures.
Claude Warren has returned from
Norfolk, Va., where he spent a week
with friends and relatives.
Mrs. J. A. Seay and Mrs. J. R. Rls
don entertained the Ladies' Auxiliary at
the former s home on Jefferson avenue
on Tuesday evening. The evening was
spent In music and dancing, and re
freshments were served. Those pres
ent were Mr. and Mrs. J. I Shipley,
Mr. and Mrs. H. E. Lewis, Mr. ana
Mrs. G. A. Meyer. Mr. and Mrs. T. F.
O'Neill, Mrs. L. W. Carlton. Mrs. J. R.
Bridges, Mrs. Gordon, Mr. and Mrs.
J. H. Klsdon. Col. J. L. McGee and
William. A. Donovan. The guests of
the auxiliary were Mrs. Charles Steln
meyer, Mr. and Mrs. H. T. DeGroot,
Lois McGee, II. W., Lawton and Mr.
A license for the marriage of Her
bert Shorter, of Fort Washington, Md.,
and Miss May O. Beal, of Oxon Hill,
has been Issued In Washington.
The mid-week prayer service of the
First Presbyterian Church was held at
tne home or Mrs. Howard Orr. Wells
avenue, north, last evening. A large
gathering was present. After the meet
ing refreshments were served.
Exercises commemorating the birth of
George Washington will be held by
several of the classes in the local school
Friday afternoon. The only other cele
bration of the birth of the first President
will be a social given by the women of
the First Presbyterian Church the even
ing of Friday, February 2S, In the lec
ture room of the church. Tableaux pic
turing incidents of the life of Wash
ington and Vsccnes from the war of
the Revolution will be staged.
Miss Louise French entertained with
a candy making party at her homo In
Rivcrdale. The evening was spent in
making taffy, after which music and I
uani:iJiK nun UUJUJ cu, tuiiuvieu ny a
delightful repast. Those present were
the Mlses Elizabeth Waters. Josephine
Frederick. Ruth and Marie Chase. Nlta
and Etta French and Gladys Shipley
and Messrs. Robert Gray. Cooker,
Fletcher and Paul Morris.
Miss Schroll is the guest of Mrs. John
Erquchart on Jackson avenue.
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 1913.
Says District, Regulation Is Un
constitutional, and Calls.lt
That the police regulation recently
adopted by the District Commissioners
providing for an annual tax on Mary
land motorists Is impossible of enforce
ment because of the fact that it is un
constitutional is. the opinion expressed
by John A. Garrett, attorney to the
county commissioners of Montgomery
Mr.-" Garrett's statement was called
for by the county commissioners in re
sponse to the request of the Chevy
Chase Citizens' Association for an opin
ion as to the legal effect of the ordi
nance, 'which Imposes on owners of
Maryland cars the same fee as Is as
sessed by the State against District
In his communication to the board
Attorney Garrett says: "To my mind
the attempted adoption and enforce
ment of such n regulation was a. gigan
tic bluff, conceived In a spirit of re
venge. The regulation is in violation
of the Constitution of the United States
by reason of its special privileges and
Under the regulation, which was
adopted by the Commissioners January
16 owners of Maryland cars applying
for a new license will be compelled to
pay a fee ranging from 15 to $25. ac
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