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JANUARY 19. 1021
': An Advfeniure Romance
It was lint long before tlic cnb, un
wittingly lontled for benr, drew up
with n flnnl honk at the stage-door of
the Crocodile. Immedlntely came n
rasping voice thnt wns vngucly fa
miliar to Mr. Randolph.
"Well," It said, "you sure took your
own time getting here." The driver,
expert In aggravating repartee with
out words, pressed the hull) of his
atrocious horn three times. "Cut It
out!" said the rasping voice. "There
Isn't any hurry now."
It was Incredible, reasoned Mr. Ran
dolph with himself, that anyone should
forget that voice once heard, and he
was right. He remembered It. It was
the voice of Mr. Duke Reamer, whom
he had had the distinct pleasure of
j blackballing for one club In college
and three In town. Mr. Iienmer, to his
honest mind, was the best living ex
ample of animated slime In tailor
Mr. B. was not alone; Mr. Randolph
could Just see his companion through
the slant of the half-raised window-
glass, and even that distorted glimpse
was very close to a vision. The girl
'-was young, beautiful, and troubled.
Her cheeks were thin and pale, her
parted lips aqulver; her chin was
ntremble. Of course she was very
cheaply but neatly clothed.
"Make up your mind," said the rasp
ing voice. '.'Ride with me or walk the
streets by yourself, and don't forget
that there's no job behind you. You've
said good-by to that door for goortl"
The girl's wnn face went through
that contortion which says, "I won't
cry," and doesn't, thereby. achieving a
pity beyond the meed of tears. The
quivering of her lips, the trembling of
her chin grew more pronounced only
to steady down as she swept up strick
en and Imploring eyes to the face of
the unseen man.
"Oil, Duke," she begged, "promise
promise you'll be always good to me."
"Of course, little one," said the rasp
ing voice, promptly and much relieved,
promising lightly to pay on demand,
la full for n soul delivered in advance.
"You'll never regret It, believe me."
The girl tore her doubting eyes
from his face and stepped toward the
fcab. Mr. Randolph made himself ex
Jceedlng small In the corner nearest
the curb. An unseen agent opened the
door; the girl slipped In and turned to
seat herself; her escort made to follow.
Then did Mr. Randolph suddenly lean
' forwnrd and proceed to push In the
face of 'Mr. Reamer with Ills open
hand and the full weight of his shoul
der. That astonished scion of a once
gentlemanly house reeled backward
and sat down on the pavement ker
plunk. "My, what a bump!" spoke a keen
young voice over Mr. Randolph's
J&S&mj Wit nl
"My, What a Bump!"
shoulder, but he wus too occupied to
take note of It at the time. He
leaned far out so that the driver could
get the full effect of his modish top
hat and spoke cryptic words.
Property of late Mrs. Henry Tate, in West End
of Cloverport. Includes four-room cottage, electric
'lights, one large lot with big garden lot adjoining.
Household goods and canned fruit to be disposed of,
too. Sale must be made at once. See or write
MRS. P.' E. HENWOOD, and MRS. C. S.. LAMB,
"Ten dollars' worth of the park," Is
what he said.
The driver welcomed the sudden
apparition with a friendly grin,
honked defiantly three times, and
threw In the clutch. They were off,
and trailing after them came such a
string of blasphemous utterances as
made Mr. Randolph wince.
The girl was laughing. No longer
did her eyes senrch for a gleam they
thought they had lost forever. It was
there within them, come back to rol
lick In her pupils nnd spill Itself In
"Oh!" Oh! Whnt n hump!" she
"Funny, wasn't It?" said Mr. Ran
"Awfully," said the girl.
Thereupon fell a long silence. The
cab cut across the traffic, renched the
Avenue, and eventually the dark park
before Mr. Randolph found anything
further to say.
"Funny, wasn't It?" he remnrKod.
The girl cast him a startled look.
"Why." she gurgled, "that's what
yon said before."
"So I did," said Mr. Randolph,
frowning thoughtfully. "So I did. By
the way. what's your name?"
The girl caught her breath and
swallowed her laughter.
"Vlvlenne Vlvlerre," she said, after
"How awful!" commented Mr. Ran
dolph. "One of those deliberate al
literations that go with the back row
of the chorus."
"Front row," Vlvlenne defended
promptly, but unsmiling. Her lips
twitched down at the corners. "At
least. It was front row."
"I know," said Mr. Randolph.
"You've been fired. I heard what
Reamer said to you. How long have
you known that snake?"
"Not very long," she nnswered. "He
got me on, and I suppose he got me
olT." She drew a long breath and
turned appealing eyes to Randolph.
"Please." she said, "don't let's talk
about him. I want so to be happy for
a few minute. I love the pnrk at
night with Its border of lights. Let's
play a game."
"'A game?'" said Randolph doubt
fully. "Yes. We'll guess which Is Central
Park Weit anil which Is One Hundred
and Tenth street and which Is the ave
nue. It Is not as easy as you think
after you've been going round n while.
I'm feeling d-dizzy a-already."
"You are!" exclaimed Mr. Randolph.
"Well, let me tell you It Isn't from
buzzing round a two-mile, circuit.
What did you have for dinner?"
Miss Vlvlenne shut her lips tight.
"Won't you please play my game?"
she asked faintly.
Mr. Randolph frowned as though
considering the subject very seriously,
hut the matter that held his attention
was not the proposed giiesslng-inatch.
That would not have been fair nor
amusing, as the deadlights of his own
very comfortable apartment blinked
at him every time they came to Fifty
ninth street. He was Justifying to
himself a very questionable move. He
wished to feed this stray damsel and,
at the same time, tnlk to her with a
purpose. He could not see himself
doing It In a cabaret, nnd every hotel
supper room had already become one
of those things. He come to a decision
"I'll take a hand In your gnme, all
right, but not Just as yon think. Do
you would yo,u trust me?"
Immediately the girl was on her
gunrd, She looked Into his fnce and
"I would never have thought of not
trusting you If you hadn't asked that
old, old trap question," she said
Ky. & Ind. Only. Logs or Cord.
Advise Quantity. Loading Point
and when can ship. Pay cash.
Bush Brothers & Co.
Columbia Bldg., Louisville, Ky.
"Forget that I asked It." said Mf.
Randolph promptly, nnd leaned nut to
give the driver his nddress. A thin
lipped and weary scorn was still on
that Individual's face when he drew
up before Mr. Randolph's nbode and
honked three times derisively to the
world In general ns seen from the
front of n tnxl.
"Walt," said Mr. Randolph to the
Jehu, ns he handed out the girl. She
paused with one foot half-way to the
curb, but that single word directing
anything ns expensive ns a iaxl to
stand bv reassured her.
Randolph preceded her to show the
way and turn on lights. He never
looked back to see If she followed, nnd
this Implied trust In herself seemed to
drag her after him up the single flight
of stnlrs that led to his rooms.
"Old-fashioned but cozy," he said,
as he applied a latch-key and opened
n door that gave directly on n large
square sitting room. "I hnte elevators
In n place you call home."
In an open grate wns a dying wood
Are. He proceeded to poke nnd feed
It at once, saying over his shoulder:
"Sit down anywhere, will you?"
Facing the fire was a deep and much
worn leathern couch, with a pedestal
at each end carrying shaded lamps.
They Here the only ones he had light
ed and their glow was so subdued that
It blended with that of the fire without
fighting It. The girl chose to seat her
self stlflly In a corner of this couch.
Mr. Randolph looked nt her rigid
pose with marked disapproval, but
said nothing. Hnvlng rejuvennted the
fire till It leaped merrily to nn attack
on the fresh backlog, he left the room
nnd was absent for a considerable
time. When he returned. It wns to
place a small table before his guest,
and then he fetched a tray well load
ed with those things which grace In
perpetuity a healthy bachelor's larder.
He drew up n chair for himself and,
with an Inviting nod, started to eat a
great deal and very rapidly.
"Oet In on the lunch while there's
time," he admonished. "I warn you
there's nothing more In the house."
The girl gave him a grateful look
nnd proceeded to fill herself with the
most sustaining food within reach.
She did not fall to note 'Jiat there
was nothing to drink but water. When
they could eat no more, Mr. Randolph
removed the table, and then seated
himself in the opposite corner of the
"You don't seem to be at ease here."
he said presently. "If you think you'll
be more comfortable, we can go down
and sit in the cnb. I want to talk to
The girl considered gravely for a
moment ; then her face broke into a
rippling smile that swept up and set
tled In her eyes. She reached for a
cushion, put It at her bnck. tucked one
foot under herself, nnd waved the
other In the same fashion ns had M:ss
Van Telller earlier In the evening.
"Now talk," she said.
"Do you like me?" asked Mr. Ran
dolph. She nodded her head.
"You're not afraid to be here?"
She shook denial.
"Have you ever been in a man's
She looked hlui straight In the eye
and made no other sign.
It was Mr. Randolph's turn to Hush.
"Then," he snld, "If you like me nnd
If you're not afraid, please begin at
the start and tell me all about It."
The girl's eyes fell and sought the
fire. Her face slowly paled to the
shade of her somber thoughts. She
was no longer pretty ; she was beauti
ful, with a revealing transparency that
made her seem unfleshed, a disem
bodied spirit of sincerity nnd truth,
"I had a nurse once," she said. In a
low voice, "and a wire-haired terrier,
... . tl .-. I
a show-dog ami a darling. Ills name
was Sport." She rnNed solemn eyes
to Randolph's face ns though measur
ing his powers of un
derstandlng. "My j
one di'v. I liad t'o
n.urse died nnd then.
BARGAINS IN FARM LANDS FOR SALE
No. 1. 52 acres, adjoining city limits of Cloverport, mostly all
second bottom land with some first bottom. Has a good four-room
house with hall, good stock barn, and other outbuildings. Price $4,000,
one-half cash, balance in two annual payments.
No. 2. 80 acres, 3 1-2 miles from Tell City, Ind. The farm will
have rock road built thru it next summer. Has .'!0 acres good creek
bottom land, and the ridge land is good wheat land. There is a coal
bank now running on one corner of the farm. There is a good farm
house, stock barn 40x80 and other outbuildings. There is plenty of
water. A school-house is within 1-4 mile of the farm. On account of
bad health of the owner he is trying to sell. Price $2,000, one-half
cash, balance to suit purchaser.
No. 3. 135 acres, 2 1-2 miles from Tobins Landing which is just
across the river from Cloverport, Ky. Has about 00 acres good strong
rolling land, the balance is rather rough; all is under fence with lots
of good cross fencing; has about $1,000 worth of merchantable timber
on the farm; has good apple orchard and other fruit trees. Improve
ments consist of a good seven-room two story house, with hall both
up and down stairs, and cellar underneath. The house is furnished
with a splendid lighting plant which gives ample light. There is also
a good stock barn, corn crib, cellar with cellar house over it, and an
other old house which would make a good tenant house if repaired.
The place has four cisterns, one well which has a windmill over it.
The following goes with the farm at the price: Two good five year
old mares in foal, 45 head of sheep, one cow and calf, 7 head ofhogs,
10 acres of corn, 2 acres of tobacco, several tons of hay, and all farm
ing tools, including a good wagon and enough wpod to run all winter.
The price for the entire stock and farm is only $5,500, with one-half
cash and balance in four annual payments. 'This place is a rare bar
gain. For further information inquire of
J. D. SEATON, REAL ESTATE DEALER
sell Sport ; T wasn't old enough to sell
She stopped speaking with nn un
mistakable flnnllty. Randolph was
overwhelmed by the flood of Informa
tion that this slip of a girl had packed
Into two-score words. A life-story In
four lines and a revelation of the
heart thrown In for good measu-el
Over and above that, he had to reckon
with the coplii inallon of n suspicion
which had l slowly establishing It
self In his mind that he had met her
before, that not for the first time tills
night had those soft lips, curved for
merry words, cried, "My, what a
bump!" within his hearing.
So many considerations pressed to
his Immediate attention that he
"Now Talk," She Said.
awol;e "to tlie actual present too late
to stem the tide of tears that sudden
ly rose to the girl's eyes.
"Oh," she sobbed, "what Is to be
come of me? I was so happy here. If
you hadn't made me think!"
If anything has been said In the
course of these pages to give the Im
pression that Mr. Randolph wns mod
eled after Joseph or hewn out of Ice
or packed with probity to the exclu
sion of red blood, forget It. At the
sight of those tears, be slid the length
of the couch to first hne, llelded the
girl In his arms, switched her round
so thnt she lav across his knees, drew
her face against his shoulder, and
rocked her gently.
"Yon poor kiddle," be said softly,
"what a devil of a time you've had!
Rut believe me when I tell you It's all
over. Tins is the night that starts your
old happy sun into the blue sky again.
She stopped crying and looked up
Into the honest fnce so close to her
own, puzzling as to how just these
words could have come f"oiii n ; but
the wo! Id bad taught Vr n haul hs
still In varying standards. She drew a
(Continued Next Week)
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Paris, Jan. i:i A scrum for the
prevention of foot and mouth disease
has been discovered by a commission
of French expert but enough serum
cannot he manufactured now to in
oculate all cattle The commission is
composed of Profs. Uoux. N'ocard
I Carre and Vallee Prize cattle and
I valuable animals of the world will be
frp.ili'cl. im-lnitnu' thnsi' ill Argentina
Brazil and Urucuarv.
. . . - '.-. . . . 1
Prof. Vallee said that tiie microbe.
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infinitesimal that it passes through
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Virus to make the diseaci
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