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THE WASHINGTON TIMES: SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 1013.
TIMES THE DAILY SERIAL HOME By E. J. RATH PAGES ml T AH.T3E6FM.K'DH. G'T OrF METbOT 7 o "VllllJ rUllU Cu-rt'cuH AINT 1 t ULL, r i TV4P OLTl i i-tiA: V I? iJON'ET?. "BETl Tt-Jor CET?t"nU HEZ TOT3E SUMTJiM 3it -ABOUT IT jtM Pjh Uakt some) I " !? 13 THE TIMES DAILY SERIAL STORY THE FLYING COURTSHIP By E. J. RATH Author of "The Sixth Speed," "The Purchase," "Two Women or One?" Etc. (Copyxlcht, 1913, Frank A. Munaey Company.) SOMERSET TO HI NEW B UCSCHOO You Can Begin This Great Story Today By Reading This First Synposis of Preceding Chapters. A ocne Washingtonian named Mam field, while In Statuary Hall, is startled by hearing same one mention nis name. He finds himself oclng discussed by a man and a beautiful young woman who la being Instructed to tollow him with the Idea of finding some mysterious document which the man eldently believes 1 In Minefield's possession Becoming Inter ested. Mansfield decides to lead the woman on. Uansfield deliberately scrapes acquaint ance with his fair pursuer and at her sug gestion they go to a reception at the White House. In the midst of the festhltlea the wom an begs to be taken home. At the door the jumps quickly Into a motorcar and Is whisked an ay. lealng Mansfield standing on the curb He tfies chase, and after many exciting experiences follows his quarry to Baltimore and to a large bouse en Eutaw place. Now Read On P P1 $ p ? CHAPTER VII. (Continued.) 1 3AY the principle of the thing came I quickly o me; but it took many months l patient labor to develops device tht would carrj out that prin ciple. And then, when I belieed I had solved the question, it took a lew more months to learn enough about operat ing an aeroplane to enable me to make my own tests. I went to Washington satisfied that I had something which no military na tion -could fail to seize upon. It meant. If my compass worked and I had Been it work with my own ejes that all the air-scouting squadrons of Eu rope would be Inferior to the new planes we possessed, because ours could navigate unerringly in fog, dark neess. or over an unmarked sea, while theirs were helpless and as good as lost once they got beond their landmarks. But I found that many another ln- Twenty minutes, perhaps, elapsed. Then I heard the noise again! Surely It was the opening of a door. I knew that I could not have been mis taken before. I rose noiselessly from my chair and tiptoed out Into the tip per hall, leaning over the banisters. From my vantage point I saw a white figure moving slowly and hesitantly along the hall below, going in the direc tion of the front door. It was Mary! Her red cloak was thrown over one arm, her bare shoulders were glistening white as she paused for an Instant un der the hall light. I thought for a sec ond that she was going out of the house. Then, with a helpless gesture, she turned and began to ascend the stairs. I stepped back into the room and waited. She came up very slowly, as If each step went to the limit of her phys ical endurance. When she came into view opposite the door, she paused and saw me standing there. There was not the least trace of surprise, resentment, or anxiety In her face only weariness. "Won't jou come in?" I said. Without answer, she crossed the threshold, went over to the big chair by the desk, and sat down. F' X ntrir rnH rllarm arorl Kufnr.i m. thnt the Government Is slow, cautious al- ne" f-"c" vou." ways skeptical. The armv and navyj Hut 1 was ready people were "interested.' the Govern- ":uV "r,J- ment might eventuallj buy. But there was much red tape and del.tj, much rigmarole of which I became impa tient CHAPTER Vni. UL.LY a minute she sat there, her eyes half closed, her figure re laxed, her hands hanging list lessly. I could see that she was undergoing the effects of a sharp re action, and I waited quietly for her to tay something, although I was afire with impatience to ask her many ques tions. At last she looked up, her great brown ees staring at me dully for a lew second.", as if her mind were work ing vety slowly. "You would not go awaj!" She said it helplessly, almost petu lantly, accompanlng the vords with a limp gesture. "So: I wouldn't go. Did jou expect me to?" "I wanted jou to. What good can come of it?" "You tried to make me believe you had gone away with Vinton." She i, coded wearily. "Wh, Miss Donaldson?" "I did not want jou to question mo at j- more. It's all so useless. I thought when cu found me gone you would not wait. It seemed the easiest way to end it. And I'm so tired." "I suppose you know I overheard mest of the conversation below? ' I said. I That was one reason why I wanted j ou to go," she answered slowly, "I I didn't want to see you after that; it was so so humiliating. I felt I could to help j-ou, if yon l reminded her. "You will despise me," she murmured at length. 'Oh' I am sure I wen't," I replied, as suming a cheerful tone. "Besides, I ant to help if I can." "You really mean that?" "Abfolutelj-. We maj be r.ble to help each other." She seemed to consider this; then sha routed herself from her listless atti tude and leaned forward In her chair, resting her elbows on her knees. I was sitting on the desk, swinging my feet and looking down at her. "Once upon a time" I began sug- gestlvelj-. with a smile. I was trying to divert her mind from what seemed to be the tragic side of things. There wan an Involuntary Picker or amusement In her cj-es. wh'ch faded quickly; but I knew she appre ciated my attempt. ,,. . . llv peopie aie in England, she said. Mv father, my two sisters, my brother. I liave no mother." "That was her picture I saw in the small bedroom?" 1 Interrupted. "Yes; she has been dead for several j ears. My father Is James Donaldson. He has lived abroad ever since my mother died. We were nil with him un til I came back laBt fall on a visit. I was born here and educated here. All my friends are here. I came to spend the winter." She paused a moment, as if trjing to aironcA vnts In sonuence. Aftor -i little time In New York I Her voice broke for an instant. "It said that mj' father's last hours would be happier If he could know that I was Vinton's wife." "And jou" "What could I do?" she cried, throw ing out her hands with an appealing gesture. "I worshiped my father, and now he vvas dying; and the message said I could make him happier. It whs the last thing I could do for him; and jet oh! I could not bring myself to do what he said'" "Your friends in Los Angeles knew of his request?" "No; I did not show them the last message. I was ashamed. Thej- simply knew that he was III. But Vinton knew It. He saw me reading it, and took It from my hands. He wanted to know what I would do. I told him I had told him so before that I did not love him, an that neither of us would ever he happy if we married. He was very kind and deferential about It; he told me that he understood how I felt. But then, gradually and, oh, so cunningly! he led up to what ho said was the best solution. It was to cable to Eng land that I had married him, to soothe mj- father's last hours. He would rot hold me to It, he said; he would still liope that I would gradually learn to are for him and reallj- become his wife, but If I found It Impossible he would not press the matter. I was so dazd went West, to Los Angeics, wnere ijj scarcely knew what to do; and th.-.t have many friends. Atiu vinion ioi lowed." "He's from abroad?" I asked. "He's English. You wouldn't recog nize it, I know. He has lived most or his life In the United States, ana ne s more like an American in .his speech and his actions. But he was born In England. That i where we met him. He wanted to marry me over there. "And you wouldn't?" "How could I?" she asked In a sur prised tone. "I don't love him." "I see." I nodded gravely. "What then?" "My father wanted me to marry him I would do a'most anything for my father, but I could not do that- You don't understand about Vinton. He can be an J thing he wants to be. You have seen onlv one side of h'.nv. he ha3 many. He made a vcrj strong, a very favor able Impression upon my father. And his position is good In England: he knows excellent people. But, somehow, I never liked him. I did not distrust him then; jet I never really had con fidence in him. I really made the trip to this country to be away from him. But he followed." "All the way to Los Angeles?" "Yes. Of course. 1 had to Introduce him to all my fi lends And they liked him and entertained him He can make friends wonderfu'ly. If he wishes. He I know, I saw you. Oh!" She buried i . i,iq ? orinnntinn and manners' 1 I 1 1 . ,1.-1- -I I " W. ....... ...... ....---.. hit nice in ner nanus lur v. uiue uuie. 1 "Oh, he is a terrible man! He frightens I me so Sometimes I feel as if I should I can hardlj' "Monej', too?" I asked 'No I think not. He is supposed to have it. but I do not neally believe he has. Else why-but I will come to that And. meantime. 1 nw Je.inn..tt uie when he looks at me. a. . Al. In -. aI h I -1. VnlvftVlA cuurtamii, ior ie tune, inumpnea oier,wttv" . ... , . . . ,, ttv,ii in v. -t' t - compass. Jeanette occupied more of "Has, he ever harmed you?" I asked l In a moment. yhile in the Vtest I re mv thoughts than the Oaverninrnt .-is . gentlj'. "1'hysicallj-, jou mean' iQ. -mat is down a. prospective customer The slowness with which my business proceeded through official channels was an invi tation to neglect it, and I did So this was the explanation of Vin ton, of Marj of Purvis and Lazare mj aero compass! I sat staring at the brief letter, much in the same dazed frame of mind as a man suddenlj awakened from a dream Certain people wanted mv compass Well, whv hadn't thej come to me about If I had no contract with the Government. I could sell an j where I chose. Naturallj-. being an American, I preferred selling at home. Who wanted it? A Government I supposed so. The latter spoke of La zare's "clients " That might mean a government or it might not, but I could think of no interest that would be so deeply concerned in a matter of this kind as a government with a bl mili tirj arm. Whj all this underhand, mjs terious busines of doing things by the indirect route? How long I should have remained sit ting like a statue, wondering over this revelation, I have not least idea; but I was suddenlv brought out of my reflective mood bv a noise downstairs. It sounded like the cautious opening of a door. .,.,. I bounded out of m chair thrust Purvis' letter into mj pocket, and sprang toward the hall in "uih haste that I knocked over the stand which carrll the dictating phonograph, so that that Instrument fell to the floor with a crash. As 1 reached the hall I heard not his waj. If he struck me with his fist it would be infinitely kinder, but he strikes with his ejes and his tongue. He looks at me oh! I can't tell jou?" "Hjpnotizes j-ou?" I suggested. "No. not that. He just terrifies me. And then he keeps telling me that I am nothing just ,i mere pawn, a thing without Initiative or will. And it's true! That's the bitterness and the horror of it. he has made It true." Her ejes roved wildly for a moment, and finallv rested upon the satchel, which I had left ljing on the table. Then she looked up at m Inquiringly. "It's Vinton's," I nodded "It was on tho shelf over there" "And vou've found out" "A little: jes. Enough to explain where I come in. Under the circum stances, I took the liberty of examin ing its contents " "Then j-ou know what Vinton wants and w hj I" She broke off the sentence aliruntlv and I saw that it was difficult for her to speaK or wnat sne had done "What I don't understand " I said. "Is whv- Vinton is able to make you do something jou don't want to do You don't look like a woman whose mind is a mere piece of puttv I don't believe j-ou are. And I don't believe that Vin ton, without some sort of a lever to work with, could transform vou Into a mere machine without resolution or celved word that my father was very 111, and then, almost at the same time, a cablegram that he was dying I was nearly frantic. It would have taken me eleven or twelve days, at the verj- least, to get home. I wanted to start at on'e, but Vinton persuaded me to wait for further news, urging that If my father was really dving I could not possibly reach him In time And then there was another cablegram, and it said" PERMENT MR HEALTH was the beginning of his control over me. I cabled my father a lie I said I had married Vinton. Oh! was it wrong of me? I don't know; I was completely hew ildered " Continuation of Thin Mary III He Found In Tomorrow' Isaue of TbAr Time. Poindexter Asks Fund For Archives Building A national archives building will be erected in this city If plans of Senator Poirdexter of Yvashlngton carrj. He has proposed an appropriation of $3,000 for preparing plans, designs and esti mates, and he feels that the government should provide a suitable place for Us invaluable records, many of which he claims are now stored In non-fireproof structures. sVlatchl ..dps to women's comfort, physical roll-being, and beauty sure to pro mote healthy, natural action of the organs of digestion and elimination -the tonic, safe and ever reliable 3EECHAMS PILLS The IxiroftSalecf Any Medicinainth World Sold Tery-where. In boxes, 10c, 25c the noise again, and this time as If aiolition. Haven't vou anvhmlv thsi .. aoor naa oeen quic-Kij uutcu i ncip jou' Half way down the stairs I paused and listened, but now the house was as ftlll as death again. The front door was closed I completed the descent and ran into the librarj. Not a thing ther. had been d sturbed The big doors that led Into the apartment bejond were still closed and locked, so was the door which en tered it from the hall Yft I was abso lutelj positive that I had heard a door onen and close on the floor 1 ran to me liuin uuur ami Jiirucu iu i, ., , rfU octlhiiln r-, Tnntv Tii-nnlnf " H l Pl open one of the outer doors, I looked Into the street, which was as silent and deserted as when I viewed it before Returning Inside, I slipped one of the bolts on the outer door, and then chain ed the Inner one, as well as latching it As I stood there In the hall, listening again, my sensations were anything but pleasant. I am not timid, but I object to things which I cannot understand Once more I made a tour of the library and tried the doors that led to the rear room, without results. At first I considered attempting to force one of them Then I decided to wait a little longer and give this noise, whatever it was. a chance to repeat itself I went slowly back up stairs and re sumed my seat In the offire after pl k Ing up the phonograph and setting it to rignts as nest couin it was now She hid her face again, and I heard a drv sob "No friends No relatives to whom J-ou can go" "It's ton lat " she whispered "Too late' And he's right Vinton Is rig'if I haven't anv will, any courage It s all gone gone'" "Nonsense'" T snid sharplv. Tf jou keep telling that to vourself, wh'ch N what he wantR vou to do. jou'll be lieve It some dav. But vnn dntrt i.. "D" jou heKeve it" Khe looked me as If fearfully await ing a verdict. "Certalnlv not. You're overwrought, vou're prptty nearly n the 'dge of a breakdown. 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By it, daily use there vv ill be no pain, no distress. no nause.i, no danger of la ration or other accident, and the period will be one of supiume con.ftirt .mil jovful anticipation Mother's j'riend is one of the grat st of ill helpful Influences, for It lobs childbirth of all lix .ii.'onles and i dangers. dpcls nil the doubt ai.d dretd all c:iFe of fear, and thus n- abli'H thi mind and l.odv to await the grealest e ent In a woman's life with untra-niiieli 1 gladness, "ieu win ni,d it nn silo at .ill dnitr stores U tl DO a bottle, or the drug gist will ia.Hv get It for you Moth er's Prlrnd is prepured onlv bj the i ilradfleld Id c;iil itor fn, J .7 lunar Bldi tin nt a. i! i , who will mall an Instinctive hook in expectant mothers " nip mr u tniiav T T i "Ten them to me. then" i said brisk- to free the scalp of minor i i y Perh-ips I enn suggest som- .. .... r .. T eruDtions. itching;. sr.a ins 3: troubles nfter wlnn r ' o D and dandruff, and to estab-J nearly 1:30 o'clock. I 1 glued a cigarette) niat I was iy r-ern-ips l enn suggest som tiling "Tell v on my ha hnfipoiid" She 'ookrd at me Inrredulouslj- for heconn "Whv not I m mixed nn in ihinr. u ntipcar i mav as weii know npnf mnditinn of hair hffllth more about It The trouble v.ih von Is "Clll t-UJIUIUUI I Ul lldll lltrdllll tin vou- hart nobo.lv to talk to" Cutleura Fosp snd Olntmrnt sold throuihout tae She nrdded rlumblv. hr .aze Hc I i world, libera! sample of eseh mailed fr. with 32-p. Don mr as u irine to assur" hers'r . book Address "Cutleura." Dept. 9G. notion licrv in mnct rococ o t-ormo I T lh,M . "'""V ,. .r" ,a ? few cents in The Times Is That House Vacant ? Isn't it cheaper to spend a and waited. a friend rather than an asrMso who shavs sad shampoo with CuUcvtn -. Classified Columns than to have it vacant? Times Ads rent houses. " Will Accommodate Children Ex cluded From Attending Schools of District. -Md., and Miss Pearl M. Sullivan, of Hebron, Md.. Jual Bernard Lewis and Miss Beulah M. Smith, both of Washing ton, and Andrew C. Rise and Miss Kelso D. Mayo, both of Charlotteivlle, Va. The Rev. Samuel R. White performed all three ceremonies. ROCKVILLE, Md. Sept. 27. Next Monday morning, a pilbllc school will be opened at Somerset, this county, to ac commodate tho large number of chil dren of Somerset, Friendship Heights and Drummond who were excluded from attending the public schools of the Dis trict of Columbia. Miss Marj' Easton, of Washington, will be In charge, and an enrollment of about forty is expected. A rented building will be used for the present school jear. Among tho couples married In Rock vllle within the last few days were Louis Waverly Reed, of Ocean Citj The county public school commission ers have confirmed the appointment of Miss Ethel Spates as principal of the school at Kingslcy, and have appointed Herbert Diamond and E. C. Thomas trustees of the schools at Cloppers and Woodslde, respectively. Free scholar ships have been awarded by the com missioners as follows: State Normal School, Miss Annie D. White: Washing ton College, Maurice Chlswell. FALL DOWN UGH T, NOTHING SHE SAYS AMUSEMENTS BELASCO Toalsrkt. 50c to C Today, 50c to ftSO, 7Z5JT The public school a-t Chevy Chase will reopen early next week. The delay has been due to Inability to obtain suitable quarters. It finally having been found necessary to purchase a portable build ing. It is understood an effdrt will be made to have the coming legislature au thorize a bond Issue to provide funds for the erection of a school building at Chevy Chase. The supervisors of elections have given notice that the officers of registration for the various eleotlon precincts of the county will sit September 30 and October 7 for the registration and transfer of qualified voters and October 14 'for re vlsion only. The offices will be open from 8 a. m. until 7 p. m. each daj. Although Miss Annabelle P. 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