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Tho Wounded Hand.
TT was swollen and darkly discol-
I "See there!" said Slnimonds. i
"Something bit him." Aud ho
pointed to two deep Incisions on tho
back of the hand Just above the
knuckles, from which a few drops of
Stood bad oozed and dried.
With n little exclamation of surprise
nnd excitement Godfrey bent for an
Instant above the Injured hand. Then
he turned and looked at us.
"This man didn't take poison," he
said In a low voice. "He was killed:"
At the words we drew together a
little, with a shiver of repulsion.
Goldberger, taking a deep breath.
voiced the thought which had sprung
Into my own brain.
"Why, It looks like a snake bite!" he
wald, his voice sharp with nstonlsh.
The quick glance which all of us cast
about the room was. of course, as in-
"8ea there," tald Simmonds,
thing bit him."
voluntary as the chill which ran up
our spines.
"No; I don't think It was a snake."
said Godfrey and again bent close
above the hand "Smell It. Mr. Gold
berger," he added.
The coroner put his nose close to the
band and sniffed.
"Bitter olraonds!" he said.
"Which means prusslc acid." said
Godfrey, "and not snake poison." He
fell silent a moment, bis eyes on the
swollen band. "It might, of course,
have been self Inflicted," he added,
quite to himself.
"A man doesn't usually commit sui
cide by sticking himself In the band
with n fork." Goldberger said
"No," agreed Godfrey blandly, "but
I would point out that we don't know
a's yet that It is a case of suicide, and
I'm quite sure that, whatever It may
be. It isn't usual."
"Did any reporter for the Record
ever find a case that wan usual?"
queried the coroner.
It was a shrewd thrust and one that '
Godfrey might well have winced under. J didn't drift in here by accident He
He himself had been accused more than I came here of Intention, nnd the inten
once of n too luxurinnt imagination. It jion wasn't to kill himself, either."
was perhaps a realization of this which "now do yon know that?" demnnded
nnd persuaded him years before to Goldberger Incredulously,
quit the detective force and ttike serv- Godfrey picked up the purse, open
Ice with the Record. What might ed it nnd took out one of the cnrds.
have been a weakness in the first posl- -By this." be said, nnd held it up.
uon was a mtgnty asset In the latter
one, and be bad won an Immense suc
cess. Please understand that I set this
down in no spirit of criticism. I had
known Godfrey intimately. I admired
sincerely bis ready wit bis quick In
sight and his unshakable aplomb. His
former connection with the police and
bis careful maintenance of the friend
ships formed at that time gave blm an
Burton E. Stevenson
entree to plates denied to loss fortu
i uate reporters. I liml newr known
Mm to do a dishonorable tiling. .Mole-
over, a lively -on-e ot liumor made him
-an admirable companion,
"We've got our living to make, you ,
know," he saw.
etly as we can
We make It as bon- r,n ntor(.sted In what your physician should another make a disparaging ro
Winn do you think. wj flnd jjr c'oroner. Will you be at nmrk about bis wife, and he led the
home lonlirliti Lester?" . way from the room at once.
"I think." s.iid Slnimonds, who. If
lie possessed im tuiaglu.ition. never
permitted It to lie Mwpected. "thit
those little cut1- ou Hie hand are mere
ly an accident. Thej might have been
caused In halt a dozen ways Maybe
lie hit his hand "ii -timet hlng when he
fell; maybe he J.ililied If on a buckle
mavbe he had a boll on his hand nnd
lanced It with ill- knife"
"Whnt killed him. then?" Godfrey
"Poison, and It's In his stomach,
We'll find ft there"
"How about the odor?" Godfrev per-
"He spilled ymie of the poison on his
h..A o i, nr....i u ... i,i mth fv.
iliiu.1 txa UlT 111 If U II II' iii- iuuuiii. ...t -
he he had thoo rut on his hand and
the poison Intl'imed I hem Or may
lie he's got some Kind of blood dis
Goldberger nodded Ills approval, and
Godfrey sinile.l n. lie looted at him.
"I su'ppo-e vou tlitnU this fellow was
I murdered?" said the coroner "That's
what you said n minute ago"
I "Perhaps I was a little hasty." God
rhnps 1 wns :i uttin uhstv. nod
..imfttcrf nwi i viNihiftPfi thnt
"' i ' I ' .......
I whatever his thoiiL-lit
lie Had made
i up his mind to keep them to himself
"I'm not colm: to icorlr until I've
"I m not going to irlM "m BT!
got something to -.tint with. The farts
.m Vn ..inf m witieifin lit if hp
.ra to point to suicide, but If be
a lowed prur . H1., Where's the
ttle? He didn't swallow that, too,
I seem
, bottl
I did he?"
"Maybe we'll find It in his clothes."
suggested SinimoiitU.
Thus reminded, Goldberger fell to
work looking through the de.id man's (
t lioekets. The clothes were of a cheap
material and not er new, ho that. In
! life, he must have "presented au ti-
I pearance bomewhat .shabby. Theie
1 was a purse In the Inside coat poi-I.et
1 containing two bills, one for ten dol-
' lais and one for Ihe. and there were
, two or three dollars In siher and four
five-centime pieces in a small coin
' nurse which he can led in Ills trousers'
pocket. The large se Kid four or
five calling cards in iue t.f its com-
partments, eiu-b hearing a different
name, noue of them Ids On the back
of one of them ViiutliiiM. pddress was
written in pencil.
There were no letters, uo papers, up
written documents or any kind In the "J.en me. i.esier, saiu vunuue. huu an(i wj,lch would act so quickly."
pockets, thw remainder f whose con- be looked at me earnestly, "do you "Goldberger is right in that," agreed
tents consisted of Mich odds and euds think that poor devil came in here Just Godfrey. "But there's a poison Un
as any man might carr.i !'iut with, to get a chance to kill himself quietly?" known that will, because it did."
bim-a cheap watch, a penknife, a "No. I dou't." I said. it wasn't a snake bite?"
half empty packet of Frew Ii tobacco, "Then what did he, come in for?" "Oh. no. Snake poison wouldn't kill
a sheaf of cigarette paper four or Ihe
keys on a ring, a silts hnudkerchief.
and perhaps some other articles which
I have forgotten, but not u tiling to
assist In establishing bis identity.
"This proves thnt he's Krone!!." said
"His best L'lrl?" I
For answer. Godfiey held up Hie
watch, which he had beer, exmlning.
He had opened the ch-,- and Inside it
wns a photograph-the photograph of
n woman with bold, dark ejes and
full lips and oval face, a fa. e so typl-1
callv French that it was not to be mis.
taken. - '
"A lady's maid. I nbotild say." added
Godfrov. lookitiir nt It airain. "Thorn
la one fact which we have nnnarentlv
overlooked, but It piovea beyond the
shadow of a doubt that this fellow
. "ton have alreadv been what is writ-
ten on the back of It Sir, Vantlne's
name and the number of this house.
That proves, doesn't It that this fel
low came to New York expressly to
see Mr. Vantlne?"
"Perhnps you think" ilr. Vantine kill
ed bim." suggested Goldberger sarcas.
"No." said Godfrey. "He didn't
have tlnio."
"Thanks," said Vnntlne drily.
"I suppose, then, you think It wns
Parks." said Goldberger.
"It mny quite possibly bavo been
Parks." agreed Godfrey gravely.
"Nonsense!" broke in Vantino lrapa
tiently. "Of courso It's nonsense," assented
Goldberger. -"'It's nonsense to say that
bo was killed by anybody. He killed
'Til cable to Paris," said Slmmonds.
"If he belongs there wo'U soon And out .
who he Is." I
"You'd better call an ambulance and
hnA Ytim fnlrnn trt tUn mnrmin " Wnill
on Goldberger? "Somebody may lden-
tify him there. There'll be a crowd
tomorrow, for, of course, the papers
will be full of this nffalr"-
"The Itecord at least will have a very
full account" Godfrey assured him.
"A tin I'll rn r no innilnnr ror tiip any
after," Goldberger continued. "I'll
send my physician down to make a
post mortem right away. If there's
any poison In tills fellow's stomach
we'll And It"
Godfrey did not speak, but I knew
what was In bis mind. He wns think-
ing that If such poison existed the ves-
sel which had contained It had not yet
been found. The same thought no
doubt occurred to SlmtnoiuR for after
ii-.1rtiifv (liu niilli.nmiin In (ho linll tn
v.......n ..... ,-v. . ... ...v. ...... .
Anil lm n iilinln isin hn cnfiionnd nnrl
Vni Hit" niuMuiumr uu -i ut mi u ...i
began a careful search of the room,
using his electric torch to Illumine
every shadowed corner. Godfrey do-
voted himself to n similar search, but
both were without icsult. Then God
frey made a minute Inspection of the
ijrp( hand, while Goldberger looked
ou wItl) ln concealed Impatience, and
flnuiv Godfrey moved toward the
i think I'll bo going." he said "But
"Yes, I expect to be." I answered. ,
"You're still at the Marathon?"
"Yes" I snlrt- "suit 14"
"Perhaps I'll
drop around to
you.'" he said.
And a moment later
we heard the door close behind him ns
Parks let him out
"Godfrey's a good p-on." said Gold-
berger. "lint he's too romantic. Take
this case. Here's a man kills himself.
and Godfrey wants us to believe that
death resulted from a scratch on the
hand. Why. there's no poison on earth
would. kill a man ns quick as that, for
he must have dropped dead before he
could get out of the room to summon
help. If It wns prusslc acid he swal-
lowed It"
"How do you explain the address on
the card. Mr. Goldberger?" 1 asked.
"My theory Is that this fellow really
had some business with Mr. Vnntlne.
Probably he wanted to borrow some
money or ask for help, and then while
''e was waiting lie suddenly gave the
tbInK P aml l;,n,'d himself. The ad-
uit'ss ii u- uu urn 1 1 ijk t uiiifvci. mui i
nnn coo nn fltu niloctlnn nf ailtnMrv
w" ""-- vm "-
An(1 l'11 Si,.v thIs Mr- tester. If this
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sjii r en imiimm Miini m run iiiiiiiiiinniu
Aut.- UHiirinrmnvu itii.il t.nr i.n :ia 11-
nv ..i.n ita Antitmn v.r.. r... nw... ....
erplaced the body on It and carried
H away. Goldberger paused to gather
wuj. uoiuui ier pauseu to gnuier
"P tue articles ne nan tnnen rrom tne
' oc.kets
""uT have to give
lou Mniiciiieu win nae to give
your testimony at the Inquest," he
said; "mi will Parks and Rogers. It
will be day after tomorrow, probably
at 10 o'clock, but I'll notify you of the
"Very well." 1 said; "we'll be there."
" uoiuuerger u.me ns buouuj mm
'eft the house. "And now," I added
to Vantlne. "I must be getting back to
the office. They'll be asking the police
to look for me next. Man alive" -ai,d
1 glanced nt my watch-"lt's after 4
" lae for tbe office," said Van-
tine. "Better come upstairs and have
a drink. Besides, 1 want to talk with
"At leaHt I'll let them know I'm still
alive." 1 said, and 1 called up the of-
flee and allayed nny anxiety that may
have been felt there concerning me. I
must admit thnt It did not seem acute.
"I think Goldberger's theory a pret-
ty good one-tbat he had heard of you
as a generous fellow and came In here
to ask help and while he wns waiting
suddenly gave It up"
"And killed himself?" Vnntlne com-
I hesltnlert. 1 wns nRtonlshert to And
at the back of my mind a growing
"See here. Lester," Tantlno demand-
ed, "If be didn't kill himself, what
Happened to him?"
"Heaven only knows," 1 answered
in ,io.m,.ir .-v i.n nvint. TnrHeif
the same question without finding a
reasonable nnswer to it But if any-
hn,i r.. . thmuM. .Tim Orvlfrnr
VMOne seemed deeply perturbed.
"Tell me. Lester." he said, "do you
believe that theory of Godfrey's-tbat
that lnsignlOcant wound on tho .hand
nnii9ail Hao.IiV'
cauaed death?'
1 asked myself tho same question
before I answered.
"Yes. I do," I said finally.
"Lester. I have a queer feeling that
the business which brought this man
here in some way concerned the Boulo
cabinet I was telling you about Per
haps it belonged to blm."
"Hardly," I protested, recalling .his
shabby appearance.
"At any rate. 1 remember as I was
looking at bis card that some such
thought occurred to me. It was for
that reason I told Parks to ask blm to
U'ii possible, of course," 1 admit
ted. "But that wouldn't explain his
uxiltctneut. And that reminds me," 1
added. "1 haven't sent off that cable."
"Any time tonight will do. It will
lie delivered In the morning. But you
liuven't seen the cabinet yet Oome
down, and look at it"
He led ,the way down the stair.
Parks met us lri tho lower hall.
"There's a delegation of reporters
outside, sir." he said. a "They say
they've got to see you.
Vnntlue made n movement of impa-
Trtll ham ' ha entll hflfr I nnst-
tively refuse' to see them or to allow I
my servants to see them. Let them
get their information from the police."
"Very well, sir." said Parks and turn-1
ed away, grinning.
Vautinu passed on through the ante-
i eMh tvn hnri rminii tho finiiv
f tne unfortunate Frenchman and
jnt0 tU(, room beyond. Five or six
pieces f furniture, evidently Just un-
packed, stood there; but ignorant as
nm f sucn things, he did not have
t0 poInt out t0 rae tUe Boulo cabinet
i i..tt f u i,. 0nm mnmonta. for
,t wns C(.rtalnly a beauUful 'piece of
work wltb weaitu f nny nnd In-
crustntion iittB short of marvelous.
Bu, , mny Ms we) say nere that i
.. ' ..... . .,.
nL.ver really apprcciatea it. me norm
. - ..
ot - . .. llrt fiiirtnonth nnil firtPOntn
Louis is not at all to my taste. I am
afraid that Vantlne found me a little
'You don't seem to enre for it," be
said, looking at me.
"That's my fault and not the fault
of the cabinet." I pointed out. "I'm
not educated up to It I'm too little of
an nrtlst perhaps."
He was flushed, ns a man might be
"Hemember. Lester." be said a little
sternly, pausing with his hand on the
front door, "there Is to be no foolish-
ness about securing that cabinet for
me. Don't you let it get away. I in
In deadly earnest.
Let me know as
soon as you have nny news."'
vns vunune quite nuiuuui wuuuer-
ed on my way home. Could any man
be normal who was willing to pay
$100,000 for a piece of furniture, espe-
clally a man who could not nirora sucn
extravagance.' l Knew tne size or van-
tine's fortune. It wns large, but $100.-
000 represented more than a year's
Income. And then I smiled to myself.
Of course Vantine was merely Jesting
when he named thnt limit. Tbo cabl-
net could be bought for a tenth of It,
it the most.
It was about 8 o'clock that evening
that Godfrey itapped at my door, and
when I let him In I could tell by the
way bis eyes were shining that he had
some news.
"1 cnu't stay long." be said. "I've
gui ii j fivi umvu I" luf mure miu iui
tha fltilahlnic frmnhaa ir thnt- ctnrr "
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Bnt nevertheless he took the cigar I
nmiT-rrfrw mm nnn annir inrn run ftnom
. ... . . . . . .
K.uC Cw ...... ..uu ....,. ,w vU..
"I want to say this, Lester," bo said,
"that of all the cases I ever h&d not
... . k. 4. ,
"" " i'""" ih.-u.ci ujuu mio
does. The corouer's physician finished
" postmortem half an hour or so
"Well?" I said.
"The stomach was absolutely nor
mal. It showed no trace of poison of
any kind. Rather a facer for our
friend Goldberger "
"What's the mutter with Ooldhertrer?
He seemed rather peeved with you this
'No wohder. He's a Orndv man. and
wo're after Grady. Grady Isn't fit to
head the detective bureau. He got the
Job through his pull, he's stupid and
I suspect he's crooked. The Record
says he has got to go. Once he's out
everything will be serene again."
"T-nnW h..r fSnHrmv i Bnw ' if if
wasn't poison what was it?"
"But it wns poison."
"Inserted at the band?"
He nodded.
"Goldberger says there's no poison
known whlch could be used that way
a man that quickly, not even a fer-de-
lance. That fellow practically dropped
Where be wns struck."
"Then whnt was It?"
Godfrey was sitting erect again. Ho
was not smiling now. His face was
very stern.
"That fellow was killed by some
agency outside himself." he snid. "In
some way n drop or two of poson was
introduced into bis blood by an lnstru-
mcnt something like a hypodermic
needle, and that poison wns so power-
M that ahnost instantly It caused
paralysis of the heart" -
"But yu'vo already
But you've already said there's no
son so powerful as all that"
P01800 so Pwerful as all that
"' saId we didn't know of any. I
wouldn't be so sure that Catherine do
XfniYI.! rflrin't- FFIila nnaa lan'f aa ay.
M BOao ot m oiaon.
j stories "
..No x n nn fe nent My.
crl tt, fop there u 8(,methIng
. ... ... -
norriblo and revolting about the pol-
The Thunderbolt.
PTRIt all." went on Godfrey.
"there Is one thing that neither
you nor I nor any reasonable
man can believe and thnt la
that this Frenchman came from heav -
en knows where from Paris, perhaps
with Vantlne's address In bis pocket,
and hunted up the bouse and made bis
way into it simply to kill himself there.
He bad some other Object, and hd met
his death while trying to accomplish
"Have you found out who be Is?"
"Mo; he's not registered at nny of
tbo hotels. The French consul never
beard of hlra Fie belongs to uono of
the French societies Do's, not known
In the French quarter He seems to
have dropped In from the clouds.
We've cabled our Pails olUoe to look
him up. We may bear from there to
night but ev,en If we discover the
identity of Theopblle d'Aurelle, it
won't help us nny."
"Why not?" I demanded.
"Because It Is evident that that isn't
his name."
"Go ahead nnd tell me. Godfrey,"
I said, as ho looked at me. smiling. I
uon ' "te iu
"Why. It tf plain enough. He had flye
cnrds ,n hls Pocket, no two alike. The
?,xjtn. selected probably at random, he
o-mi. m- . mumuw.
I. saw 11 then, of courso Godfrey
smiled again nt my expression.
"The real d'Aurelle. whoever be may
turn out to be, may he able to help
us." he added. "If he can't, we may
learn something from the Paris police.
The dead mnn's Berrlllon measure-
ment8 nnve bcen cabled over to them,
Eveu thnt won't help If he bas never
been arrested And, of course, we can't
get at motives until we Bnd out some-
thlni? fllldllt htm."
,,,, ,
'ltllf linilfWIW '
But. Godfrey," I said, "how was it
done? That Is what stumps inc. How
wns It done?"
"Ah!" agreed Godfrey. "That's It!
How was It done? I told you It was n
pretty case. Lester, But wait till we
hear from Paris."
That reminds me," 1 said, sitting up
suddenly. "I've got to cable to Paris
myself, on some business for Mr. Van
tine." "Not connected with this affair?"
"Oh. no; his shippers over there sent
him n piece of furniture that doesn't
belong to him. He asked me to straight
en the matter out"
I rang for the hallboy, asked for a
cable blank and sent off u message to
Arman(1 & Sol)i tel), tnem ,)f tn
,,,, ,, abtn thom f nh, fh
mistake and asking them to cable the
name of the owner of the cabinet now
in Mr. Vantlne's possession. Godfrey
. n. ,-
"1 (tnuKt be moving niong." he said.
"There's no use sitting here theoriz
ing until we have some sort of foun
dation to build on."
The ringing of my telephone stop
ped blm.
"Hello." I said, taking down the re
relver. "Is that you. Mr Lester?" asked a
"This is Parks." and I suddenly real
ized that his voice was unfamiliar be
cause It wns hoarse and quivering with
emotion. "Could you come down to
the house right a way. sir?"
"Why. yes." I said, wonderingly, "if
it's Important. Does Mr. Vantlne need
'We all need you!" said the voice
and broke Into a dry sob. "For God's
. nlIi(.it. Mr Tester!
...--- --- .-
"A" right." I said without further
P"1 for, evidently he had lost his
self control. "Something has haDDen-
Something has happen-
ed dPwn at v
Godfrey as I hu
"Shall I oome.
Vantlne's," I added to
hung up the receiver.
too?" asked Godfrey.
"Perhaps you'd better. It sounded
pretty serious."
We went down together In the ele
vator, and three minutes later wo had
balled a taxi and were speeding east
ward toward the avenue. As we
reached the aVenue and turned down-
town the driver pushed up his spark.
Five minutes later wo drew up before
1ho Vantlne place,
Parks must ,lave been on tne front
8teDS looking for me, for he came run-
n,n& down xhem a'"108 before tho car
had stopped. His face startled me.
"Is lt you.Mr. Lester?" he gasped.
"Steady, man," I said. "Don't let
yourself go to pieces,
Now what has
he said and ran
"I'll show you. sirj
up the steps, along the hall, to the
door of the anteroom wherewe had
found the Frenchman's body. "In
there, sir!" he sobbed. "In there!"
The room was ablaze witb light, and
for an instant my eyes were so daz
zled that 1 could distinguish nothing.
Dimly I saw Godfrey spring forward
and drop to his knees.
Then my eyes cleared, and I saw,
on tho very spot where D'Aurelle bad
died, another body. I remember bend'
ing over and peering into tho face.
It was the face of Philip Vantine.
"He's dead," said Godfrey.
Then there was an Instant's silence.
"Lester, look here!" cried Godfrey's
voice, sharp, insistent,
Godfrey wns kneeling there holding
something townrd me.
"Look here!" he cried again,
It was the dead man's hand be was
noldlng-tne right band, a swollen and
discolored hanQ-and on the back of It,
Just above the knuckles, were two tiny
wounds, from which a few drops of
blood had trickled,
And as I Blared at this ghastly sight,
scarce able to believe my eyes, I heard
a choking voice behind me saying over
and over again:
"It was that woman done it! It was
that woman done it!"
(To be Continued)
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M maw's gone an' drowned all th
gone an' arowned all the
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'Yep. an1 she p-proraisid boo-hoo
that I dud do it 1"-Everybody's,
' - -
' One in every three people in Austra-
Ha has a banking account.
She Do you love me for myself
nerYes; and when we are married
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day afternoon with their sister Mrs.
Charles Simbro.
Leslie Motty, of New Petersburg,
spent a few days last week with his
sister, Mrs. Walter Powell.
Carey Ki'rkpatrick and wife and son,
Chester, spent Saturday night with
Ralph Sprinkle and wife.
Pern Griffith spent Saturday after
noon with Lewis and George Prine.
Walter Powell and wife visited rela
tives near New Petersburg, Saturday
night andlSunday.
Mrs. Charles Simbro and sons, Les
lie and Charles, spent Friday afternoon
with Mrs. Frank Willison.
Doll andJTony Robblns spent Sun
day with Albert Pence, at Hoaglands.
Miss Mary Simbro left Sunday for a
Aveeks visit with relatives at Bridges.
Mr. Patton, of Hillsboro, was a bus
iness caller here Saturday morning.
Cough Medicine for Children.
Never give a child a cough medicine
that contains opium in any form.
When opium is given other and more
serious diseases may follow. Long
experience has demonstrated that
there is no ibetter or safer medicine
for coughs, colds and croup in children
than Chamberlain's Cough Remedy.
It is equally valuable for adults. Try
it. ' It (contains no opium or other
harmful drugs. For sale by All Deal
ers, adv
Jan. 12, 1014.
H. J. Wright, of Martinsville, and
Rev. B. E. Wright, of Marathon, spent
Monday night with W. A. Elliott and
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Jesse Spruance last Tuesday.
Mrs. Frank Kelly, of Berrysvllle,
spent Tuesday with home folks.
Stanley Miller and family, of Berrys
vllle, spent Tuesday with G. W. Miiler
and family.
Glen Spruance spent Thursday and
Friday with relatives and friends at
New Petersburg and Greenfield.
Daisy Wright, of Wilmington, was
the guest of W. A. Elliott and wife,
Thursday night.
Mrs. Laura Ewlck was the giiestof
Burch Miller and family Saturday.
Mr. Boyd and wife, from the Infir
mary, 'were the guests of Harley
Suiters and family, Sunday.
Miss Nelle Stethem, who lias been
spending a few weeks with her par
ents, William Stethem and wife, has
returned to New London to resume
her school work.
Misses Maude and Margaret Camer
on, Elsie Bumgardner and Ruth Lucas
and Gilbert Lucas, Ray bumgardner
and Earl Main took dinner with Gatch
Spruance and family, Sunday.
Guinne Wright and wife, of Wil
mington, spent a few days last week
with relatives here and attended the
funeral of Mrs. Jesse Spruance Tues
day and the funeral of Mrs. W. C.
Hughes Wednesday.
John FXarr will clean and press tad
mend that suit until It will look u
good as new. I also do dry cleaslog.
Give me a call. Brunner's Shoe
Shop. adv

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