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CHAPTER XXII. THE LOAN. . . y OOK. Lon. 'twasn’t Baltimore Ml at all. It was the Montana I bad lands.” A J Lon looked down on the crushed cake. ‘‘It’s easier to eat that way,” he said valiantly. “Doesn’t take so much chewing.” “Glad the coffee wasn’t on the tray. Xt would have ruined the rug.” She sped back to the kitchen, returned, poured two cups of the strong, black beverage, and handed him one. They salvaged the cake, nibbled on , It, wondering If the broken glass plate | had left any splinters In It. After the coffee pot was empty Marian curled up beside Lon on the divan. Silence while the fire crackled, then —"You see Ian,” Lon began, “what worries me most is that I’m broke, flat broke. I was so sure I could wire for money and have it here within 24 hours that I paid cash for everything. “The worst of it Is, I gathered that crowd of unemployed fellows to do .he road work and I haven’t the money to meet the pay roll Saturday night.” “How much do you need?” “About $500. I sounded Eaton out on a loan and you read the answer. I could try to mortgage this place, but mortgages on orchard land won’t be looked upon with favor. I might try to sell the car, but I don’t believe I’d get that much and-’’ “Lon, I have some money. The aunt who sent me to school left me $1,000 when she died. I've spent some of it. but I believe I have $600 or $700 left.” j “As If I could take money from you." "You could borrow It,” Marian In-' sisted, “you could borrow it at 5 per i cent. I’m only receiving 4 per cent at i the bank and It would be such fun to have you paying interest to me.” She forced a laugh with some success. “And where would I find the in terest?” he asked, unconvinced. “You’ll find work right away," she assured him, “and Lon. it would be better to borrow It from me than to let those poor fellows do without their pay, wouldn’t it? I have you to take care of me and they probably haven’t any one.” “If you’ll look upon it as a business loan,” he conceded, and she noticed he had brightened perceptibly. “I’ll go out and find myself a job in the morning.” Marian saw him off in the morning, running to the hilltop to wave with her wisp of an apron, and running back later in the day to watch for him. The hours passed. Mount Diablo turned from purple to green and then to dark blue as the sun spanned the valley and moved on. and then Into the road that led to their home came Lon’s car. Marian, binoculars to her eyes, read the story in the droop of his shoul ders as he left the car to open the gate, but rushed down to meet him with Hero. “Meet one of the army of the unem ployed,” was Lon's greeting, as he stopped the car to let Marian and Hero join him. “Lon," chided Marian, "you’re con ceited. Imagine a man thinking he :ould go into a strange town and pluck a line Job off the first tree.” “I tried more than one tree, Ian," countered Lon seriously. “Of course you did, dear, but you mustn’t feel downhearted because you weren’t successful the first try.” "I’m not downhearted because of that,” he Informed her, “but because of the attitude of the men I Inter viewed. They asked me why I didn’t go back to Cleveland, where I be longed. You see, I had to tell them I came from there.” “Did you tell them you owned prop erty here?” ”1 told one man. He said if I had enough money to own property he’d Detter give his stray Jobs to some poor devil who had nothing at all.” “Of course building is picking up again,” Marian insisted, “and by Pall it should be in some sort of shape.” "And how will we live until Pall?” demanded Lon, a note of irritation In his voice. He swung the car into the driveway and brought it to a stop before the house. “Well, Lon, it’s nearly July now. You have the nuts and fruit to harvest, we nave food enough to last us for months and any time we want to run up home we can have as much more-” “I’m not living off your folks,” In terposed Lon. Marian started to retaliate, then re membered it was the hurt pride of a man speaking, checked the words and put others in their place. “We can trade them prunes and walnuts with out their knowing what it’s for, can’t we?” "Don’t worry. I'm not dowm to the barter and trade level yet.” “Lon, listen.” Marian’s red hair was beginning to bristle. "I think you’re being a rotten sport. I know how you feel about the money. Lansing gave you the worst deal possible. But surely you have enough backbone to face it like a man. I don’t like the way you're talking to me. My folks came out here in the early days when there was nothing but barter and trade and were glad they had something to ex change with the next fellow. I’ll bet your mother’s people did the same.” “I’m sorry, honey.” He threw his arms around her shoulders and nuz gled his head down into the warmth of her hair. “I’m just so ... so sunk at thinking that maybe I won’t be able to keep you . . . g06h, It scares me. Suppose I lo6t you.” "Try to lose me and see how far you get with it,” whispered Marian, di vided between laughter and tears. The storm blew over. They had theii dinner, then went out to the hill top to watch night move slowly Into the valley, to watch the air beacon on Diablo flash Its ruby and white beams. Tomorrow, a bad penny returns. Bible Is Translated. Translations of the Scriptures were made in 11 additional languages last year, according to a London Bible society. Mrs. Coolidge at ‘Little House’ Mrs. Calvin Coolidge, wife of the late President, shown at the entrance of the "Little House,” considered the ideal model suggested by “Better Housing" for the own-your-own-home movement, with Mrs. William Brown Moloney, chairman of the New York Committee for Better Homes of America. It is Mrs. Coolldge's first visit to New York in several years. ECKENER ASSURED OF MAIL CONTRACT North Atlantic Service to Be Es tablished When Dirigible Begins Trips. By the Associated Press. The Post Office Department has tentatively agreed with Dr. Hugo Eck ener of the Zeppelin Co. to start a North Atlantic air mail service next July, when the company puts its new dirigible into service between Lake hurst or Miami and Germany. Eckener conferred yesterday with Harllee Branch, Second Assistant Postmaster General, and Branch, it was learned today, told Eckener the department was Interested in the project. The Zeppelin Co. expects to com plete a new airship In April and has received permission of the Navy De partment to use its mooring masts at Lakehurst and Miami. Eckener proposed that an air mall contract be given his company for four months on an experimental basis at the rate of 25 cents for each half ounce. In addition, each letter would bear the regular 5 cents postage now charged for ocean mail. The 25-cent surcharge would go to the Zeppelin Co. Movies Help Politicians. Politicians in Scotland are giving open-air movie shows, the pictures being projected from special motor trucks. RICHETTI HEARING DELAY IS GRANTED - Extradition Testimony on “Pretty Boy" Floyd Companion to Oo to Governor. Br the Associated Press. COLUMBUS, Ohio, November 2.— A hearing on the extradition of Adam Rlchettl, captured in Wellsvllle, Ohio, and held for Missouri authorities, was postponed yesterday when attorney for the prisoner demanded the right to present the Rlchettl deposition. S. P. Dunkle, executive secretary to Oov. George White, who presided at the hearing, announced the matter would be submitted to the Governor. Rlchettl was a companion of Charles “Pretty Boy’ Floyd, who was slain in a gun battle in Eastern Ohio. The attorney for Rlchettl, In asking permission to present Richetti’s dep osition, declared that it was impos sible to proceed without such evi dence. He declared the deposition would show that Rlchettl was lnno cent of the killing of two policemen in Boone County, Missouri, os charged by authorities of that State. The prisoner, he said, was not in Missouri at the time of the crime. WHITE CARDBOARD MADE FROM SOUTHERN PINE Company - Purchases Equipment to Produce New Revolution ary Paper Invention. By the Associated Press. MOBILE, Ala., November S.—After a series of successful experiments in making white cardboard from South ern pines, the Mobile Paper Mills Co. has purchased equipment to produce the cardboard. Pulp used in making the white card board now is obtained from Sweden. R. E. Hartman, president of the com pany here announced yesterday that experiments carried on with pulp fur nished by Dr. Charles Herty of Savan nah, Os., had proved successful. Dr. Herty has perfected a process for pro ducing newsprint and various grades of paper, either kraft or brown, from pine trees. -H<yrs hmW ANKLE TNtS gj$l : EVENING, M MR. JONES?" pgl I "MUCH BETTER, THANKS. I'VE BEEN g ABLE TO REST IT SO I WELL SINCE THIS EX I TENSION TELEPHONE I WAS INSTALLED." FOR INVALIDS An antemion telephone upatairs help* any invalid k> get weM quicker. It’s bound to be handy for anyone while dressing, or for night time emergencies. Ana the cost is jsist a few cents a day. Chesapeake A Potomac Telephone Co. 723 13th St. (Bell Syitem) Metropolitan 9900 The Height of Good News for You Young Fellows... 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The new dealership, in addition to furnishing com plete Ford service facilities, offers to the people of this locality a better opportunity to become acquainted with the outstanding features of the New Ford V-8. You will be welcome at any time to inspect these cars and to drive them yourself. The Ford Motor Company policy is founded on the belief that a sale does not complete the transaction with the buyer, but establishes a new obligation to see that the car gives good, economical service. The Walsh Motor Company, as an Authorized Ford Dealer, is pledged to carry out that policy. Thor oughly trained mechanics, using approved tools and machinery, service Ford cars and trucks. Only genuine Ford parts, priced low, are used. All labor is billed at a suggested standard flat rate. This new dealership is now open and ready to serve you. We are confident they will do it well. % FORD MOTOR COMPANY Official Opening and Housewarming Saturday Eve ning, Nov. 3, 6 to 10 PM. Entertainment and Free Talking Pictures, “Rhapsody in Steel” and the “Chicago Century of Progress.” • EVERYBODY WELCOME! ♦ i ^ 1 Real Humor! I "Men don't like women with big feet." Humor That Is Alive! \ ° This new daily cartoon by Fred Neher is keen, lively and natural. It’s taken from life... and life is alive. Neher is well known for his work in The Saturday Evening Post.. .New Yorker, Colliers, Judge, Life, Ameri can Magazine, College Humor, Photoplay Liberty, Punch and By stander. begins Nov. 5th and runs daily in |II)£ ; « ...v . - . • : si