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by Jeanne Bowman
A KNOT of men standing out
side opened to let her pass
through their ranks, up the
steps and into the vestibule
of the jail.
A deputy was sitting there, talking
to two men. He arose and came to
the railing.
“I’ve come to see about the Sorki
brothers,” Anne said. “I am Anne
"Oh, yeah?” grinned the deputy,
looking at the slicker, the rain
soaked beret and bedraggled slacks.
“I know,” she apologized for her
appearance, then anxiously, “tell me,
have you heard how Uncle Lee is?
Is he-" she couldn’t say the word.
“Don’t know yet; the hospital
hasn’t reported. He was still alive
when they brought him in. You say
Uncle?” he mused.
One of the men in plain clothes
stepped up, scrutinized Anne. “She
could be the Farnsworth girl,” he
told the deputy. “You know she dis
appeared after the will was filed;
supposed to have gone to a sani
“I didn’t,” Anne explained with
stoical patience. “I came down here
to visit my old nurse. I’ve been liv
ing in Union Town ever since.”
“Yeah, all right. Admitting you’re
the Farnsworth girl, which maybe
you are and maybe you ain’t, what
have you got to do with the Sorki
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“Then It’s just too bad for your
“But, you see, they didn’t shoot
Uncle Lee.” Anne’s voice was vibrant
with intensity.
"How do you know?” asked the
plain clothes man with interest.
“Because I was in the boat with
them. They hadn’t left the engine
and the wheel when .. . when Uncle
Lee crumpled up.” Her face was
chalk white and her voice faltered
as she was forced to relieve the scene.
"Better take her in to the sheriff,”
advised the plain clothes man. “Wait,
I’ll see him first. Now listen, sister,
don’t try to get away from here.
Better come on inside the railing.
Keep your eye on her, Harry; she’s
liable to bolt when she gets over this
fit of honesty.”
Anne looked at him with calm con
tempt, but willingly she came into
the inclosure. She was aching with
fatigue and numb with an unreason
able chill.
“Come here," a voice ordered as
soon as she was settled.
“He means you,” prompted the
deputy to Anne. She turned toward
the door, where a stockily built man
stood waiting.
As Anne entered the iner office she
was aware of several men watching
her. She paid little attention to any
of them until the man who had sum
moned her, evidently the sheriff, spoke
“Is this the Farnsworth girl?” he
asked of one.
“It is,” came a familiar voice, and
Anne wheeled to find Tom Farley fac
ing her.
For a moment their gaze met, locked.
Anne thought she detected in the dark
eyes of the man relief, condemnation
and triumph. She was sure her eyes
told nothing of what she felt. '
“Are you ready to answer some ques
tions, Miss Farnsworth?”^ the chief
“Her name isn’t Farnsworth,” came
In contemptuous tones from Farley.
“She was never legally adopted,”
Farley explained
"Then, miss, if you’ll let us have
your name as a matter of record.”
•'Your name, miss. What is your
name?” The sheriff was patient, but
Anne could tell from the dark circles
under his eyes that he was more than,
merely weary. Lee Farnsworth was
his friend.
“I don't know,” she answered.
The man looked at her and she saw
pity in his eyes. “What name have
you been using?" he asked kindly.
“Nikki, Nikki Nielson,” she an
“Any reason for that choice?”
“I had to have something. My
nurse had called me Annikki as a
baby, so we dropped the Anne and
used the Nikki. She had relatives
by the name of Nielsen and suggested
X use that. It didn’t matter to me.”
•‘My deputy tells me you were in
the Sorki boys’ boat. What were you
doing here? . . . just a minute.” He
reached for the telephone, which
buzzed insistently.
There was a moment of silence,
then a voice came over the wire, the
words not decipherable to those in
the room. The chief murmured, "Is
that so, hmmm,” and then, “All right;
we’d better wait until morning.”
He turned to those in the room,
■poke to Tom Farley, but looked at
“You should be at the hospital, Far
ley. I don’t see why you can’t depend
upon us down here to .take care of
‘‘Nothing I can do there," barked
"You’re right,” agreed the sheriff
heavily. “Lee Farnsworth just died.”
Anne sat stiffly on a wooden bench
and stared at the sheriff.
“Are you going to be able to go
on with your testimony?” the sheriff
asked, and his voice seemed far away.
She stared at him with unseeing
eyes. Testimony. What a queer word.
She would like to cry. She would like
to see John, ask him to talk to these
teen, tell him things her stiff lips
couldn’t utter. But she couldn’t cry,
her eyes were dry of tears, they seemed
to have congested about her heart.
“You wished to ask me something?”
she managed to say.
“Yes, and I want to. caution you to
choose your words carefully. What
ever you may now say may be used
against you-"
"Is that necessary?** Interposed
"If she were your client, you’d see
it was," returned the sheriff hotly.
“You’re here to get the person who
killed Lee-’’
“And I’m the one to do It, not
you,” declared the man with asperity.
"All right, Sherman, ready?”
Anne saw a man with a notebook
and pencil come close.
Farley, for once, is put in his
place, tomorrow.
BRINGS IN $60,000
Other Returns Ready to Be
Counted—About 20 Pro
test Payment.
Pay roll tax-payments for unemploy
ment compensation insurance totaling
$60,000 have been counted to date,
with two sacks of mail yet to be
opened, it is reported by John A.
Marshall, director for the District
Unemployment Compensation Board.
He said he could make no estimate
of additional payments the beard
has received.
A $60,000 payment means that the
pay roll on which that sum of tax
was required would amount to $6,000,
000. The assessment on pay rolls for
this year amounts to 1 per cent.
Marshall explained the delay in check
ing the returns was caused by lack
of a staff, which will be provided
later when administration funds are
About 20 employers paid the tax
under protest, anticipating there may
be a test of the constitutionality of
the act. Marshall said, so far as he
knew, no employer subject to the act
had refused to comply with the tax.
Central Building and Branches to
Observe Saturday Holiday.
The central building and all
branches of the Public Library will be
closed tomorrow in observance of
Washington's birthday, it was an
nounced yesterday by Dr. George F.
Bowerman, librarian.
The Central Library will also be
closed as usual after 1 p.m. today, but
the major branches will maintain
their regular afternoon and evening
Don’t dismiss constipation light
ly as a minor ailment. Doctors
agree it’s often the cause of worry
and serious illness. Correct it be
fore it ruins your health.
No need to gamble with harsh
purges or habit-forming salts.
Avoid constipation the natural
way. Try Rice’s delicious bene
ficial Honey Krushed Wheat Bread.
Eat it regularly with your meals.
Dieticians say it’s marvelous for
faulty elimination. Whole wheat
furnishes roughage—pure honey
soothes and stimulates the intes
tines. Good for both young and
Everybody likes its appetizing
taste. Finest of all whole wheat
breads. Its nut-like flavor tempts
the palate, creating a desire for
more. Eat Rice’s Honey Krushed
Wheat Bread with every meal for '
10 days. See how quickly it im
proves regularity. Be sure to get
the genuine Honey Krushed.
Phone Lincoln 1227
tO” llm r and G Streets Phone DUnucr 8300
February 22nd
The Fountain Room, adjoining the Down Stairs Store,
will be open for service from 9:15 to 1:00 o'clock.
The Tea Room will not be open.
Bakery Products may be had from 9:15
to 1:00 o'clock at the counter
in the Fountain Room
’ ” ! ■"
The Store Will Close Tomorrow,
Washington's Birthday, at 1 O'Clock.
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Anniversary Priced
An opportunity to indulge in a smart
crepe bag—softer types that women
like to carry with costume suits—
with print frocks. Very roomy,
nicely fitted—wanted street shades.
Handbags, Aisle s, First Floor.
Anniversary Priced
78c Pair
2 pairs, $1,45
Smart fabric pull-ons that look almost like your
doeskins—bengaline gloves in the six-button,
demi-mousquetaire fashion with a clasp at tha
wrist—also hand-sewn and strap-wrist styles to
wear with sports things. In white, natural and
street shades.
Gloves, Aisle 11, First Floor.
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Anniversary Priced
Incredibly smart jewelry—something
for every costume you own—rhine
stones, pearls (simulated)—novelty
colored stone jewelry — necklaces,
clips, bracelets, earrings, brooches.
Novelty Jewelry, Aisles 3, 5 and 7,
First Floor.
Anniversary Priced
Frilled or smartly tailored—the boucle
blcusette is a smart change to wear
with your Spring tailleur—pastel
shades and white.
Neckwear, Aisle 15, First Floor.
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Anniversary Priced
You will want to pin a cheerful little
boutonniere on everything you wear—
field flowers in gay profusion—fruits
and more fruits.
dozens of other charming and colorful
Artificial Flowers, Aisle 20,
First Floor.
for shorter women
Anniversary Priced
; t
A dress that in freshness, wearable
ness and appeal is typical of this
j Anniversary collection for shorter
women—polka dot crepe in navy
and white, the border introducing
a smart note of red. Other colors,
too, from which to choose. Sizes
16J4 to 24'A.
Women's Dresses, Third Floor.
for all spectators
Anniversary Priced
Its very simplicity is its ehief
charm—but the small, tie*patterned
print, the smart tailoring—the little
feminine touch in the frills which
edge the pookets, add further chic.
Interesting colors; several other
styles in plain Spring colors.
Sizes 12 to 20.
Sportswear, Third Floor.
for misses
Anniversary Priced
Two-piece mannish things like this
one sketched—three-piece topcoat
suits with the coat in smart fabric
or color contrast—beautifully tail
ored. Navy, greys, oxford, browns.
Muses' Suits, Third Floor.
for misses
Anniversary Priced
Boleros are having a great fling—
you see them on smart young wo*
men now—under fur coats. Later
their little jackets will make them
utterly chic for street wear, with*
out a coat. Plain crepes and prints
—sices 14 to 20.
Missis’ Dresses, Third Floor.
Sfor immediate chic
Anniversary Priced
Straw and fur felts—Bretons,
sailors, brims and flattering
off-the-face things—with con
fetti-dotted veils, lacquered
quills, gay flowers, and rib
bons providing charming va
riety. In black, brown, navy,
bright English tan, rumberry
and gray.
MuuNxtY, Third Floor.
Matrix Shoes
Annivenary Priced,
$J. 20
Typical of tha smart styles this perfor
ated kid walking oxford in blue, black,
brown and white.
Women’s Shoes, Thud Tlx*.
Granite Hose
Annivenary Priced
3 pairs for $2—and an exceptional
value—in chiffon silk with plaited sole
and semi-service lisle hem. Smart new
Hostier, Amu 19, Fust Floos.

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