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Slrrruave just been talking to Mr. .Rodnine. He says they're well 'worth the value of the bond." I "How about that, Rodaine?" The ljudge peered down the courtroom, i "They'll lo, was his answer, and 1 l""ond AcceptedI'll Set This Trial for" I the judge passed the papers to theenough? clerk of the court. "Bond accepted. I'll set this trial I for November 11." "Very well, Your Honor." Then lie i turned with a wide grin to his clients. '"That's all until November." Out they filed through the narrow aisle of the courtroom, Falrchlld's knee brushing the trouser leg of Squint Rodaine as they passed. At the door," the attorney turned toward them, then put forth a hand. "Drop in any day this week and we'll go over thlugs," he announced cheerfully. "We put one over on his royal joblots that time, anyway. Hates me from the ground up. Worst we can hope for Is a conviction and then a Supreme court reversal. I'll get him o mad he'll Gil the case with errors. He used to le an instructor down at Boulder, and I stuck the pages of a lecture together on him one day. That's why I asked for an early trial. Knew .he'd give nie a lattt one. That'll let us have time to stir up little favorable evidence, which right now we don't possess. Understandall money thut comes from the mine is held in escrow until this case is decided. But I'll ex plain that. Going to stick around here aud bask in the effulgence of really possessing a case. S'long!" And he turned back into the court |room, while Falrchlid, the dazed Har 'ry stalking beside him, started down the street. I "'Ow do you figure it?" asked the ICornlshman at last. I "What?" "Rodnine. 'E 'elped us out!" Fairchild stopped. It had not oc curred to him before. But now lie jsaw It: that If Rodaine, as an expert Ion mining, had condemned the Blue |Poppy, it could have meant only one [thing, the denial of bond by the judge land the lack pf freedom for Harry. JFalrchlld rubbed a hand across his i brow. "I can't figure it," came at last. "And especially since his son is theginning Accuser and since I got the best of rtkea both last night!" "Got the best of 'em? You?" The story was brief in its telling. And it brought no explanation of the atidden amiability displayed by the crooked-faced Rodaine. They went on, striving vainly for a reason, at Inst to |stop In front of the post office, as the postmaster leaned out of the door. "Your name's Fairchild, isn't It?' lasted the*'person of letters. "Yes." "Thought so. Some of the fellows said you was. There's been a letter for.youiniare for two days!" "For me?" Vaguely Fairchild went within and received the missive, a i plain, bond envelope without a re- ,'tl address. He^urned it over and ever in his hand before he opened it then looked at the postmarkDen Ter. At last: "Open it, why don't^you?" Harry's mustache was tickling his oar, as the big miner stared over his Bhoulder. Before them were figures and sentences which blurred for a mo ment, finally to resolve into: "Mr. Robert Fairchild, .r "Ohadi. Colorado. "Dear Sir: "I am empowered by a client whose name I am not at liberty to y'cate, to make you an offer of $50,004) for your Ur^fiextyJA:hpr_Cj%e^cpji^tv^kQow xx.tjwam IIXUSTRATIONS ^RBAfenNice^ as~tBe"Blue Poppy mfne. InTeplylng, kindly address your letter to "Box 180, Denver, Colo." Harry' whistled long and thoughtful ly. "That's a *ole lot of money!" "An awful lot, Harry. But why was the offer made? There's nothing to base it on. There's" Then for a moment, as they stepped out of the post office, he gave up the thought, even of comparative riches. Twenty feet away, a man and a girl were approaching, talking as though there never had been the slightest trouble between them. It was Maurice Rodaine and Anita Richmond they came closer, her eyes turned toward Fairchild, and then She went, on, without speaking, with out taking the trouble to nptice, ap parently, that he had been standing there. After this, there was little conversa tion until Harry and Fairchild had reached the boarding house. Then, with Mother Howard for an adviser, the three gathered in the old parlor, and Fairchild related the events of the night before, adding what had happened at the post office, when Ani ta had passed him without speaking. Mother Howard, her arms folded as Usual, bobbed her gray head. "It's like her. Son," she announced at last. "She's a good girl. I've known her ever since she WUB a little tad not big enough to .walk. And she loves her father." "But" "She loves her father. Isn't that The Rodaines have the moneyand they have almost every thing that Judge Richmond owns. It's easy enough to guess what they've done with ittied it up so that he can't touch it until they're ready for him to do it. And they're not going to do that until they've gotten what they want." "Which is?" "Anita! Any fooH ought to he able to know thati i Tlittt stroke last night was the second one for the Judge. There usually ain"fc any more after the third one. Now, can't you see why Anita is willing to do anything on earth just to keep peace and just to give her father a lilttle rest and com fort and happiness in the last days of his life? You've got to remember that he ain't like an orilinary father that you can go to and bell all your trou bles to. He's laying next door to death, nnd Anita, just like any woman that's got a great, big, good heart in her,prediction Is willing to face worse than death to, help him. It's as plain to me as the nose on Harry's .face." "Which isrquite plain," agreed Fair child ruefuWy. Haxry rubbed the li beled proboscis, powqd Ht his mus tache and fidgeted fri his chair. "I understand that, all right," he announced at last. '"But why should anybody want to buy the mine?" It brought Fairchild to the realiza tion of a new development, and he brought forth the letUer, pace more to stare at it.. Continued in next ftttue jmmm "WHERE IS MY WANDERING BOY TONIGHT?" REX SUNDAY "Where Is My Wahderdlng Boy Tonight?" the melodramatic offe ring that comes to the Rex ^theatre be on Sunday promises an un usual treat for lovers of homely dW ma that gets under the skin. It is a splendid photographed production and tells a story that touches evciry human heart and doefe it in a way to grip the interest and hold it in its clutch to the last flicker of the pic ture. Ruth "Patsy" Milter is a charm ing Lorna Owens, the village sweet heart of the Boy. .'She carries with honor the role of fellow-sufferer Return Showing ffr AT THE Grand SATURDAY ONLY ^i %2 &S&~li\, "\V?as.- ^ff^fff^VT^ with the Mother and .wihs.A "large measure of sympathy. Kathleen Key has the hard and unpopular part of the cold blooded show girl without redeeming qualitiesand carries it through with splendid finesse. "THE JOLT" AT THE REX THURSDAY AND FRIDAY "The Jolt" a Fox ptiotopiay co starring Edna Murphy and Johnnie Walker will open at the Rex theater Thursday. .The story begins in France where Johnnie Stanton (Johnnie Walker) a war hero marries Georgette (Ed-j na Murphy), a little French girl. They come to America and settle down. Johnnie a reformed gangster fails to get a job and reaches the end of his resources. In desperation he goes back to his gang and joins in a plot to rob a safe. An unexpected "jolt" shows him the folly of,,dis-i honesty. Later v- Johnnie rescues Georgette from the crook who had lured him back to crime. Through Nolan, Johnnie's "buddy" in France all turns out well. Those who remember the acting of Miss Murphy and Mr. Walker in "Over the Hill" in which Walker played the part of "Black sheep" and Edna Murphy that of the way ward wife, will not have to be urg ed to see their latest production. "THE ROSARY" AT THE REX THEATER AGAIN TONIGHT A Jewish merchant, an old retired sea captain and a priest.. These are three of the outstand ing characters in The Rosary," the special SelighRork feature att raction, founded on the stage play by Edward E. Rose and the immortal song of the same name, which will be scrende at the Rex theater tonight last times. On the front porch of Fath Brian Kelley these tnree old cronies gather and discuss the problems and make plans. for the happiness and prosperity of the little fishing vil lage of Sandy Bay. There are no racial or religious predjudices in this little group. They are one in striving toward that long sought goal the brotherhood of man. Lewis S. Stone is said to give a mangificient characterization as the fine upstanding Father Kelley, while the work of Bert Woodruff as the crusty old Captain Mather, and Dore Davidson as Isaac Abrahamson, the merchant, is declared to represent the best they hfcve yet given to the screen. According to advance reports, "The Rosary" not only presents some remarkable character sketches, but it is also one of the most powerful romantic photodramas of the year. "The Rosary7 is ,an Associated First National release. LA VERNA DUGAS MAKES DECIDED HIT AT GRAND The many friends of La Verna Dugas, and others in the large aud ience at the Grand theatre last night, were delightfully entertained by the charming dance and song numbers rendered by that capable young lady. Miss Dugas displayed remarkable agil ity, poise and grace in presenting? her three selections, which, were ap plauded so generously that she was compelled to appear repeatedly. Her performance created so much favor able comment that it warrants the for this former Bemidji young lady that she is destined to be a star attraction throughout the country within a short time. She will make her final appearance on the stage in Bemidji, at the Grand theatre tonight. "OTHER WOMEN'S CLOTHES" AT ELKO THEATRE THURSDAY Is money the greatest thing in the world? Can it buy happiness? Jacpueline Lee thought it could. But* beautiful surroundings, lovely gowns, the ability to help her friends achieve their heart's desite failed to bring Jaqueline the abiding hap piness she had expected, and not until she was bereft of her great wealth did love show her the way to peace and contentment. See "Other Women's Clothes" for the answer to the importance of money I THURSDAY & FRIDAY COLDWYN resents* wh CULLEN UNMS-MTSY RUTH MILLER 5 JUUEN JOSErWSON 4irct4 by WILLIAM BEMHNNE at the GRAND illUIIIIIIIIIIIUIIIIIUIIIIIKIIIIIIIIIIIHIIIHI ItfHE BEMIDJI DAILY FZONEE* in mt 'ffiUllern "!V" In "Other Women's Clothes" show ing at the Elko Thursday and Fri day, this unique situation is dramat ically told, Mabel Ballin playing the role of the young girl, and Raymond Bloomer the charitable millionaire. "MADONNAS AND MAN" AT ELKO THEATRE TONIGHT "Madonnas and Man" is a tensely dramatic story of ancient Rome and modern New York. In the Roman Coliseum, at the beginning of the Christian era the Emperor Turnur ius with his favorite, Nerissa, watches the bestial games Jn the arena. His son Gordian, is asked by Grimaldo, magician, to save the life of a Christian girl about to be thrown to the lions. He refuses Grimaldo therupon prophecies the fate of the empire. He tells, the Prince a story of the future. The \REX William Fox presents ,-15'J -Is" I .it I T7C- mmi^prm scenes are laid in New York, 2,000 years in advance. The Roman char acters are reincarnated and travel through intensely dramatic situa tions. The Prince is deeply affected and intervenes as requested. The cast is an all-star. The work of Evan Burrows Fontaine, Ed itiond. Lowe, Faire Binney, Anders Randolf, Gustav von Seyifertitz .and Raye Dean being exceptionally good. B. A. Rolfe, the director, has never made a better picture than this one, few directors have, and in it he proves that he takes high rank among the present day producers of photodramas. The two stories, the ancient and the modern, are tensely told, with even continuity and cart be followed with unabated interest:., "WATCH YOUR STEP" A GRAND THEATER THURSDAY "Watch Your Step" a Goldwyn Thur. and Friday 6v George E. Marshall and JackStrumwasser Directed by George E. Marshall JANE NOVAK as the girl who sacrifices love. EUGENIE BESSERER as the widow who learns to kiss the cross. comedy coming t0:,lHe*tSr1Jn^W^tyr*fVoJrrenfc for two days commencing Trursday is a production of youth in every sense of1 the word. The story itself is an inimitable tale of country town young folk, The leading man andovertaken the leading woman of "Watch Your Step" are Cullen Landis And Patsy Ruth Miller. Since' the story deals with youth and youth's point of view, there 's no straining or reminiscing to "put it over" in the picture. The result is a delightful, rollicking, utterly human and natural screen version of real life. j'THE VERMILION PENCIL" AT THE, GRAND TONIGHT A volcano bursting into smoke and flame as it" spews out its fiery I The liftingof this pencil means death by torture/ SEE SESSUE,! HAYAK4WA -in- "THE VERMILLION PENCIL" WWUWW\sVWWWWWWtfW^^ Enacted By a Cast of Stars LEWIS S. STONE as Fathctr Brian Kelly. H:'- -K( lOMI Matinee 2:30 10c & $Qc Eveiiing 7:10-9:00 Mr. E. Johnson will accompany the picture with the song 'The Rosary." Engagement Extraordinary! Coming Sunday "Where Is My Wandering Boy Tonight?" y|fc $iljlg|^^ "'viX'- ^3 ^-^^^J4^ A^^^F^''''*'' .WEDNESDAY EVENING, JULY 19, 1922 HftSS EACH REEL A PEARL VWUVWAMAr^^VW^^^rVW^nrW^WM^AWM ROBERT GORDON DORE DAVIDSON BERT WOODRUFF as the boy who will net under- who loves mankind more than as Cap'n Mather, the grand old stand. money. MILDRED JUNE as the foolish sister. THE GRAND NEW SYMPHONY OF HUMAN EMOTIONS A greater screen rendition of the drama that has brought a sob and a smile to the world. A Sonnet of Sweet Sacrifice an Idyll of Perfect Love. ,_ Bernard j^cConville's great stor^inspired by the theme of the stage play by Edwar4 Rose. Directed ^Jerome Storif- Presented b^Sileg and Rork. FpX SUNSHINE COMEDY of molten lava. Buildings crashing into fragments as the earth rocks and sends huge structures tot tering to the ground. Fleeing na tives rushing for safety and being by the flaming flood. This is but a brief word-picture of one of the big scenes in Sessfte Hayakawa's production, "The Vermilion Pencil," which comeg to the" Gnand theater tonight last showing, -and, which many critics insist is tjfe'gireatest thrill picture of the %^i% Bessie LoY^jand Ann May uppeaEfin^up port of .Mr. Haj&kawaii keiiW/aoll errr-r, rrr^i W THE PIONEER ^ANT Xi)3 BRING RESULTS A procession of thrills' of STAGGERING MAGNITUDE! VOLCANO ERUPTION! TITANIC EARTHQUAKE! FLOODS OF BLAZING LAVA! WHOLE CITIES DEMOLISHED! A THRILL A MINUTE plus one of the most exquisite love stories ever told. -Added Attraction Tues. & Wed. Evenings LA VERNA DUGAS Talented little daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Dugas, in CHARMING DANCES In California, where she now resides, her performances are highly appreciated. Bemidji is her "Old Home Towm" MAT. 10c & 25c-i-NIGHT 10c & 30c Grand TONIGHT LAST TIME man WALLACE BEERY as the coward. A raSS" REX ORCHfctl P* -v. TT