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JUIT III LOW UNTIL THINGS •UIIT DOWN*THIN Wt'LL HAVI ONI IRAN© TIMK, WONSII WHIM ©LP BILL BRINGING UP FATHER •i •l* By MeMANUS BOOTS AND HER BUDDIES _Wh»t’» th» Uu7 " — By MARTIN JOE JINKS Cutting Down By LLANUZA 1M %/c THE M4SKfD]KfB £J«w vork ' ' 5iHT!! On Again—Off Again ALLEY OOP ^ .■ By HAMLIN WELL I'LL BE—/ N M6<S CSOMNJA lANJC , RI<5MT SMACk ON/ , vTOP OP TW' CUPP f CATAPULTED OUT op a TC2EE TOP BV PERIODIC SWEWANJKSAWB, [ALLEV QQP SA)1_£ OFF THRU TME AIR help , attend tcrsvoi n,*tKrt p **°*tm\ t -DAJLT IHOKT STOIIl PROLOGUE Officer Shayne Wm Eyewltneu to a Tragedy Ba* acted on the Stage of a City Park. BY VERY ARMWOTCW The shot ahattered the autumnal psaoe of the park! and In the •pace of a faw eeoonda a crowd had gathered, aa orowde always do, from nowhere. Men who had been etroliing, or lounging on the benoheei women who had been wheeling perambulators—-everyone who had been part of the casual stream of park life on an autumn evening, had suddenly become a crowd. In the center of the crowd, and the focal point of Ite Interest, was the young man who had been shot. Officer Hhayne, having already sent In an emergency oall for an ambulance, bent over the young man, then stood up and announcedi "He's dhad, all right." Then In de finite tones and rloh phrases re* attested the crowd to please keep Its distance. "Anyone know how It hap pened f" the officer asked, ad dressing himself to the crowd generally. "I do," sold a lounger, "haw the whole thing—scared the devil out of mo, too-" "Save your Impressions for the tnhlnlda," suggested Officer Hhayne, "and I'll roud about ’em there. What happened? That's what 1 want to know." The lounger, looking slightly re sentful, went out "Well, I waa sit ting on that bench-" pointing to one whose back was against a fringe of bushes, beyond which the boulevard ran past-"and this guy was aort of walking up and dawn, looking nt his watch once In a while, like he was waiting for somebody. Then he leaned Up against the lump post for a while, and lit a cigarette. "A car pulled up Just the other side of those bushes, Couple of guys got out, came through tho bushes, and went up to the other gu.v — the one that's dead. They said something to him nnd he said something back, I couldn't," very regretfully, "hear what they said. Then I hoard him yell, 'tJon't!' Then I heard the shot. The two guys got away In their car. Quesa that's all." "Ouoss It Is," said Officer Bhayne, Re looked down at the dend young man. "Funny," he remarked to the ambulance men who had Juat ar rived. "He doesn't look more than SS, but hla halr'a gray." An hour later Officer Bhayne waa pitting on the same benoh from which the nbaervant lounger had made hla nbeervatlona. The quiet which hung over the park now waa accentuated In the officer's mind by his recollection of the fruntlo excitement of an hour before. How quickly that curious crowd had dlapereedi how quickly, coolly, the coronor had made his Investigation, given his tentative verdict, .lust another gung killing they had all decided. Officer Hhayne thought of the young man with gray hair, coating now on a slab (n the morgue. Officer Hhayne heard n voice "Have you the time, plsaae?" Me looked up Into the friendly, very pretty face of a ahabby, wistful looking girl. Hhe was about 80, he'd have " ‘What i! he doeen't «•*#»'« "it'* nice having the law M near," ehe «ald. bhayne tu be* ginning to be lmpre«*ed With her nalrate. Me grinned a glow, relue* tnnt, but alngere grin. "I'm only a tittla lata, but gifwf Monal'a even later, I don't Mini much." "Who'a Wonal?" a«ft«d Offleer bhayne, .met a« though it were Mi bUMlnee*. "Me* the fellow I'm Hoping with. Mldn't 1 tell you? That i*»» we aren't eloping eaaotiyi beoaui# there'* nobody to run away fronti Hut we're going away to »# mat* rled." An analou* frown angearM on her brow. "I wiah 1 eould bar# !’ou atay and meet Mortal? Ike him. Me'* *o good*isoklr te'a got pretty gray hair; aeked dUiitt got here at I." "Why at »?" Mhayne, puaaled, "Weil, our arrangemant wag that I wae to get here at 9, if 1 eouid, it 1 oouidn't, ha wag to wait a while, then go away to gat eome thing* at hie room, and earn* back at l«. if 1 oeuid hare mada it at », we’d be gone by now, Oil the train, 1 mean," "An hour doean't make mueb dif* ference, doee it?" "No—unleae he'* met^-lhem," "Them?" she looked at him a moment and then Wild very ouleklyi "1 don't know why I’m telling you aii thta — guee* It'e beeauee 1 Ilk# your face, tou aee, Mortal ueed to fee* long to a gang— a pretty bad buneh. That waa before ha met me. They did all rort* of awful thing* — atoie, and -< AtifWM, he broke off with them when HO met me. They didn't like that eery much, They kept after eome back in with ti wouldn't. That'# why we'i town. To be away from u_ otfleer nhayne atood up, /'fp« got your nerve tailing etuff like that to a eop." "flut aueh a nice eop!"..eho i A aolitary eight, bhe It were Munal,,, - -, aighed, aa the figure oaaaed on, "dood-by," aaid offleer Shayna, and—good luek." nhe amlled up at h a me# eon!" the Mid, figure atroited into looked eagerly to «aa if onal, It waen't. bho make him look a bit oid, tMMr, Me'* only It," ah# added, M "Whet tf he doeen't eotnof" aeked Offleer bhayne. ' oh, be ll eome ail right, got to, Monal would n ever _ ma up. 1 quit my fob tontl that'a what kept me, Main* tf Up for the new girl. Wort*! k 1 waa going to unit." bhe ft her purae. "Tee got our train here," Offleer bhayrte walked away a few aiepe, heattaied, turned baek, "l wouldn't wait for that gray* haired guy too Ion*, airier, Montiy, men ain't worth it," The girl emlied and eettiedtaeil on the beneh. "I'd wait for Wonal forever," abe ealied out aa Of/ieer ibayne vawlehed ioto the dark, Copyright, Jfgf The Chicago Wally wet ewe, fne, Dramatic Star HOIIINONTAfi I MurlU -—» •Ur of lli* oparatln ili|t T H« l« on* of our Antil —*• || Sulla plant, II gum u3i l| foirn. II Nortlu**!. IT «**r. tl War*!. II P**tli nolle*. 10 To fr**. |* An* 11 Kane* liar.