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MONDAY. MAY R, 1922.
(Continued Krntn Saturday) i i" "Holiday r cries Humpo. 'lto you t»li m« holiday, air? Hnltdayl 1 tktnk you fur that «onL Wa will [•gamins l| In a moment. Thla «*» lat Brighton, than The boalneaa of the «nnru whom wa have iwiitl) •Sen id the bus waa to eerv* tha pa 1 |»r» on jrou and on tha 8>» coma bark a littla. Ut ma ask JW'u <o carry back your mind to tha Mnimer of lit*—' and with hla waa ■in < forefinger, and hla aloahlng I»ngue. «n>l hla mopping at hla face, and nta throwing back of hta tnana aa «.ra a cloak from under Which ha kept rushing In to atab koine another knlfa. ha takes tha Ikhappy man thru all tha atuff ha ■ul got out of old Blight Habra'i Btkifr/.y uncalled for Intrraat In th« «lrt, first gat'tng har from har mimi'a houaa to tha neighborhood ■ hla own. than under hla own roaf. jSul all tha rest of tha unholy di.Un of tt. Than ha haa a chat with wavnlnf. than mopa htmaalf dry. ■nd then hurla In again. "'Now. air, thla holiday Thla : pleasant holiday by tha seal Did you tasks any preparations for It. any Uttla purchases'" " 'No. ("urchasea? No. Look ■m* • "" "Nsver mind about "Look here." air. No purchases* Did you haar tha avldcn.'a of tha witness- tha Al ton chamlat who declared on oath that you mad* a purchase In hta •hop on tha vary day before you ■tartad. a purchase you hava admit tad? Riroimlnrmi that, do you atlll •av you mada no purchases for your Mflfcoltday T* f " 'Nothing to do with it Nothht*—' ""Nothing to do with It? Wall, •ir. wa will accept that for a mo- Bant. Do you often go ahopplng In ptonr t- "Tha poor beggar shook his haad. N" voiea tn hla throat. ■*" 'Do you ahop thara one* In a Bf"<i -h, onta In tlx months?" "Shook again. J. j" 'Ara thara chamlata tn tha Oar- Ida Houaa. In Ttdborough, in Cho 'Ara jrou known la all thaaa placaa I hat a inantionadr "Nods * Are you known In Alton?" "Shake* "Are all th*»* place* nearer to you than Alton?" "Nods 3 "H'iiii (h,'a finger **ioota out about two yards long: dashes back hi* mane with hi* other hand: rushes In from ur.der It. Th«n, air. will you teU th* Jury why. to make thla pur chase of oxaUc acid on th* day be fore you leave home why jrou go to a place In which you are unknown •nd to a pUc* farther away from jrou than thr»* other center*, one at your vary door"" "Sabre s~»» like a bit tn the face thts new thing that'* coming to him. Oasp* Puts up h»« hand to that cltok-d throat of hla. Strangles out, 'lonk here—' ; " "Answer th* question. »lr.* f "Stamnwra out like a chap croak Ing 'Walk. Walk. Wanted a walk Wanted to get out. Wanted to get I away from It.' "Back goea th* nun* and tn again Uk* a flash: 'Ah. you wanted to get j out of It? Th* hous* with Its In nate* waa becoming Insupportable I to you?* 1" 'Look herw—' " 'I am giving you your own word*. Sir. Do you tell ua that, altho you were leaving —for a holiday—on th* ' very next day atlll. even on th* aft kyioon before, you felt you muat gut f out of it? Is that right, sir?" " 'Look hej* —' I " "Very well. IM am l*av* that. 1 »lr W* seem to be compelled to |«*ave a great deal, but the Jury will acquit m* of fault In th* matter I«*t us come to tha purpose of thl* ox- J site acid purchase. Nothing to do j with your holiday, yon aay. With j what then? For what purpose?* "I»ng pause. Frightful pause I Hours Whoi* court holding tta breath. Pause like a chunk of eter nity Silent a* that. Empty as that What the devil waa he thinking of? Had he forgotten? Waa he awake now to th* frightful planes he kept getting Into and wondering If this was another and where exactly It lay? Appalling pause. Dashed wom an e/>rn*where tn the court goes off Into hysterica and dragged out. 11' didn't hear a scream of It. that poor baited chap In the box Just stood there. Cray a* a raked out fire i Face twitching Awful. I tell you. i awful. Nearly went Into hysteric* I myself Humpo slopping hi* tongue I round hla Jawa, watching him like a I dog watching It* dinner being cut lop After about two years, slaps In Vfels tongue and demands, 'Com*. *lr, Sor what purpose did you buy thla ADVENTURE'S OP- THE TWINS ky Ctiv« Rot>— 4j* Bartor> THE MAGIC SHOE PEG "What do jron wlah me to do?" Mktd Kin* Verdo, arben NUk had explained all about everything. "How can we find out whether t.ll* fellow, Kin* Indlg of the IMddyevvera. I* handsomer than I am? Bit peraon aJly I can't Imagine anyone thinking that blue hair la Kim) looking when there I* norneone arounj with a lovely long green bcird UVe mine." "lyirighead, the Wlaeman, haa (J* elded," «ud Nick. "What did he d»r ihr uked Ver do. quickly. "No one know*," a«#r*e r ed Nick "It'll In a magic phonograph record that Nancy arid 1 found. "Well, where'* the recoMT" "It'a hark In King lrdl<t'« pel ace," Nick told him "W< can't play It for we haven't got the rijjht neodle to put on the phonograph " "Where'* the needier' mked Kin* Verdo. Stops ItcMnf Instantly! ECZEMINE The wonderful dlacovery for Ecze ma •nd akin dlaeaaea. At all drugglxta, SI.OO, or aent, p. p., by Joyner i>ru* Co, tiyokan*.—Advertiaernent. dl.S.M.Hutchinson «lyu NHU toumsom V**** 1 oxalic acid?" Sabre give* hla flrat claar, calcu lated worda aliu-e ha had got up thara. I gusaa ha had baan pulling himself together to look for a trap. Ila sold vary (lowly, trying each wont. Ilka a chap faaling along on thin lea; ha said, Kffla a«ked ina to gat lt to clean my - at raw hat for ma for Brighton * "That llumpol Vary gantly, vary quietly, Ilka a raacuar puahlng out a ladder to tha man on tha lea. "Tha dacaaaad aakad you In gat It to claan your atraw hat for you for Brigh ton." And than. Ilka a trap balng • prung lia anappad and thraw Subr* clean off tha balanc* ha waa gattlng. Than It aaa obtained for tha pur puna of your holiday T* " 'Look her* All at aaa again, d'you aaa? And tha and waa quicker than nothing. Twynlug pulls Hum po* coat and points al Babr*'s hat. aoft hat. on tha ledga befora him. Ilumpo noda, dallghtad. " 'And did sha carry out har in tention, air? Did aha claan your atraw hat for you?" "Noda. " "Tom don't appear to ba waartng itr 'Shakes. "Pray, whara. then. Is this straw hat to clean which you obtained ths oxalic acid? It la at your houaa?* "Shake*. " Not at your houas! Odd. Whers. then?" '* Look her*—' "'Wbara than?" " 'Look hara—" " 'Anewer tha question. air. Whara la thla taraw half "'Look here—" Quips. "Look hare—' Oulpa again. 'Look har*. I loat It In the aaa at Brighton." "Humpo jlrawa In his breath Stare* at him for two solid minutes without apeuiilng. Then aay. ilka one speaking to a ghost, 'You lost it tn the sea at Brighton I Vou lost tt In tha sea at Brighton? Has an inaptra tion. Inspired in h*IL Turns llks a flash to tha coroner. 1 hava dons with this witness, air * Sits down " Plump. Court lata go Its breath llks tha four «tnda round a chimney. Sahrs staggers out of ths box. Kalis acroaa Into his teat. Too ntu-h for ma. old man. I bawled out. paopls tn front of ma nearly Jumping out of their skins with the start, 1 bawled out. 'Mr Coroner. I saw the witness st Brtgti ton, and h* told aw ha'd lost his hat in tha m*' "liuddha. Ilka • talking Idol at* wming an Infldal In hia tarupla. "Who are you. air?* "•I'm a solicitor. I'm Mr Sabr*"* solicitor.' "Hu-ldha to Hahre: Have you a solicitor In tha court. Sabre?* " No* No) Oet away! Oat out of It' Get away from m«r " You have no atanding In this court, air." say* Buddha. "Awful Nothing to b* dona Sorry I'd apokan. Aft«r all. telling ma abmat tils bat. what did It prove? Nothing If anything, easily could he twisted Into running preparation of thla plan beforehand Leeleea. rut tie. "Cat* went on. Presently Twyn tng In th* box. U«t wltneaa-- put up to acrew down the lid on Hnbre'a coffin. to polish up th* argument bo f%» It went to th* Jury. Stood there with the venom frothing at th* cor nera of hi* mouth, stood there a man atralght out of th* loins of Judas Iscitrtot. atood there making hla tea tlmony more damning a thousand I time* by pretending It waa being ■ dragged out of him, reluctant to give away hla bustnea* companion. Told a positively damning story about meeting Sabre at the station on hla departure from leave a day after the girl waa aacked. Noticed how atrange hla manner waa; noticed he didn't like being naked about circumstances .of her dismissal; noticed his wife j hadn't come to see him off. Tea. thought It odd. H«bre had explained wife had a cold, hut saw Mrt. Hahre Itn Tld borough very next day. Yes. thought tha whole thing funny be cause had frequently seen Hahre and 1 tha girl together during 8* bra's leav*. Any particular occasion' Well, did It really matter? Mu«t he really answer* Tee, notably In the Cloister tea rooms late one evening Well, i yea, had thought their behavior odd. secretive. Sabre's position In the I office? Well, was It really tieceeenrv ito go Into that? Wetl v had to admit Habre waa no longer a member of ; the firm. Had been suspended dur Ing Intimacy with the deceased, now I dismissed conaeqtjeot upon thla grave ! development. Had he ever had oc casion In the past. In earlier day*, j to remonstrate with Sabre eoficern | lng attitude towards girl? Well. scarcely liked to say so, haled to say ' so. but certainly there had be*n such I "It's the third peg In the heel of 'your left Hhoe," aaid Nick. "Well, I declarer* chuckled Klnr I Verdo. "I never heard anything no uatoniahlng In my life. The third peg In the left heel of my I,et'a » And he hauled up hie foot over hie knee to look. | "Why, It'a gone"'he cried 'There'* nothing hut a hole," Nancy'i sharp ej©» eaw aom>>thlng Hhe pointed to the lump of mud King Verdij had acraped off "There It la," ahe cried. "It'a etlcklng In thot." Jtlgt then the lump of mud atarted to roll away. "No, yoO don't!" cried King Ver do. grubbing It and putting the i*>g In hi* pocket, "Now what 6n you auppoee that mud waa running off for"' "It muat t>e Twelve Tw«, the 80r cerer, again," aald Nick. "He doeen't want you or King Indlg to marry Prlncea* Therma He wan'n her lilm aelf. ll'-'r trleii to atop us cveiy way Im could." "The villain!" nhoutcd King Verdo. "He can't practice 'ila magic her". l.et'a l>e gone. We'll go to the l.a;id of th» Dlddyev ver* at once and find out all about everything " (To lt< < (inllriuetl) (Copyright, 1922, by BrittleFFUr)ir) ' OUR HOARDING HOUSE M occasion* In, had spok*n seriously to Ha bra about It. "Ther* ripped acroaa th* court a* h* *uil that, old man. a woman's »Wit from th* lack. 'lt'a I lia. It'a an atxiruiiukbta lia. Anil you know It'a a liar "My Jova, I tell yout I J»»*rly swallowed my back taath with tha •flm of tha thing OlV* yott my word 1 thought for a mlnula It waa tha girl com* to Ufa and walked In out of har coffin. That vole*. High and clwf and fine and true aa an Angrlus bell arrow a +iarv*et field. U «S,, • lie. It a an abominabl* Ua, and you know It'a • ll*r "Eh? Terrific? 1 tell you terrific isn't tha word. It waa tha Fairfax bualneaa at tha trial of King Charle* over again It absolutely waa Uudd- Ka nearly had a fit Dllenct! How ilar* you. madam! Turn out Uiat wunuui! Who la that?* 'Voanmotlon a woman pr*a**d out from lh* nwb behind and walked up tha court Uka a goddeae, lika Por tla, by Jova, Uka Kuphroay i'a 'UI no on a dare to touch ma,' aha aald. 't am Lady Tybar. Every ona know* ma hara. I've Juat coma In Jiwt heard Tbla shameful bualnaa*. All of you killing hlra between you.* She pointed a hand at Twyntng 'And you I tall you bafora all this court, and you may take what atapa you Uka, I tall you that you lira a liar, an exp*rlen«-ed and calculating liar.' And aha want with that to old Sabre and stooped over him and touched Mm with both Har hand* and aald. Muka. Mtrko.' "You know *h*'d got thai bloom ln» oourt miff and mid, The and denneaa and the itwMori and th»- the arrogance of the thing took 'am all *n<la up and had em epeechlee* She «u there by Hal-re an.l stooping ov»r htm. mothering htm. Ww# Buddha or any of em rouM ha»« found th« wlta to aay what hla own nam* waa. I,et alone the leonrtot. "Mullrr of fact gubrt waa th* firat ona to ipnk Ha threw up hla arm from where he'd been covertng hta far*. Ju.«t ai he'd thrown It up when I called out. and vwung her handa aalde and called out. iton't touch ma I>et me alone 1 .»a v* ma alone.' "She mi.tinned to tha man bealde him. and tha chap got up aa If her motion had been Clr"e'« and diaap peered Thru tha roof or *om« where I don't know. Anyway, he vanlahed And aha took hla place end aat down beatda Kabre and poor old Habre crouched away from her aa If ha waa *tung, and old Buddha, reach ing out for hla dignity, mid, 'You majr remain there, madam. If JOU do not Interrupt tha court.' "There waen't murh mora to Inter nipt Twynlng had had al>out aa much aa ha wanted; he'd dona what he waa out to do, anyway. Tha caa* finished The -woner had a g» at tha Jury. They went out. I auppoee they wera gone ten mlnutea Shuffled In again. (Java their verdict, 1 waa watching Hahre Ha took down hla handa from hla (mo and stared with alt tha world'a agony In bla face, etraining himself forward to hear Verdict. They found suicide while temporarily Insane and added their moat aevera canaura of tha conduct of tha wltnena Hi Ore lie Jumped up and flung out hla handa. Xook here Look here O'enaurel Censure! rena—r "Dropped t.ark In hla e*at like he wna ahot. Twleted himself up. Bat rocking. "Court cleared In leaa than no time Me left In my corner. Thla J.ady Ty bar. Hahra, twisted up. Bobby or two. 1 Iwgan to come forwaid. Hahre I looka up t*x>ke round. (Jeta hi* hat.* Collect* hla old (tick. Htarta | <o hobbl# out. , "Thl* I.ady Tybar re»e In front of him. me nlongalde of her by then 'Marko. Marko ' »Th*t wa* what *he called him.) Ho sort of pu*he« at WHAT'S AIKI.ADY HAITENKH Th« brlil* nnd xroom h®v« agratrt to retain liberty «■ Individual* J*< k • ▼All* hlnmolf of th* prWlUw* to atajr ttt hi* elub for mn #v»nln* t if chw«, l#av Iftir th# brld« home lion* after »h« had i planned th« m»»l. H#r |»ho*i» [ rings If l»» Hirt HI I lot, h*r plalonlr f11• 11'1 When aha nmyi h*r huaband l« out ba wr>» ho will r»)| In half an hour ito (mkm h*r to (h« Playhouaa Club. * * * Theories find tiling* all considered, l it wan mlKlity foolish to ffn7e ujMin my daintily spread dinner 'aide thru a blur of tear*. I wloed them awuy and decided to let tho tal le stand a* It waa far breakfast. Al'ho too formal. It would do. Tl**r« wai a great deal of disorder In my kitchen, a vegetal •«<: upon Ihe stov«, a salad In th« malting, und OUR FIRST YEAR By a Ilrido CHAPTER IV.—A STEAK AND A HEARTBREAK THE SKAT DOINGS OF THE DUFFS FRECKLES AND HIS FRIENDS her and at me: 'L*t m* al<me l.*t m* alone. (Jet right away from m*.' Hobble* away down th* room. "A hobby *top* him 'Better go thl* way, air Hough lot of people out titer*.' heads him to a aid* door "W* followed him up, ab* and I. Ikpttr gav* on to a l>n< running up Into th* I'anny Green rtwd. Bh* tried at him again gently, very tenderly. M»iko, M.irko dear." Would have iundo ynur heart squirm 1 tried at him Now tIM-n. old man ' Hwung round on u*. ' l .«t m* alone. Ott away. <J*t right away from m*r "Followed him. th* pair of u*. tip to th* main road. Khe tried again I tried ll* swung round and fared u* 'l,et in* alone. Won't anyone let me aloneT Get right away from me. t.ook here Look her*. If you want to do anything for rue. get right away from me and leave m* alone. Leave me *lon*. l>o you heart I,e*v* m* alon*.' "Hobbled away out toward* Penny Oreen, bobbing along oil hi* stick faat aa he could go "Hli* aald to me, 'Oh. Oh ' and began to cry. I aald I thought the beat thing waa to leav* him for a bit and that I'd go over, or She could, or both of u*. a bit lat*r. Clear w* were only driving him mad by fol lowing him now. There waa a cab cam* prowling by. I gave th* chap a pound not* and told him to follow Habr* -'Oet up Ju»t alongside and keep there.' I aiikl. 'He'll likely get In. 'Jet him In and take him up to CraWahawa, penny Ofeen, and coma bank to me at the Hoyat Hotel and ther*'* another quid for you.' (( otitliiucd Tomorrow) that wonderful steak on fh# kitchen table, trimmed and re«t«*y for the pan. It waa a perfect tenderloin, nearly two Inchea thlek. I had paid $1.43 for It. Wa couldn't afford that very often. I decided that U waa bept for me to change my dreaa bafora I cleared up my kitchen. Hastily 1 waved my bob. For the hundredth time I decided to keep my hair IxibUtd forever. Ho very con venient. Then f pulled off my white cotton house dreaa and |iiill*d on f ny Mary* blue crepe. ll'a a moat adorable dreaa, one place, (none an I atialght. I flung It ovei my head, It Ml Into place HI tiatlcally. I had but one snappur to fasten, a at/la woman !.E ST Alt BY AH RUN * J^onrbTOrv J'ilK" A VKHY 810 INDIAN A! TV*n. I don't Imp*," Mr thwha beg*n with thai Mm* mrt of hesitation which many of th* mint Interesting pioneer* I'fm to have "I hardly thin* I rernemb*r anything worth t*ll'ng about. Tou *«*, I oroaiwd the jl«ln* In 11(1 and my mother d'«d not lonir after w* reached old Oregon, and I waa Juat a llttl* T| ban boy tlvlns alone l!ka any other ohlld.'' "AH by your»*:fT r>l*t't any on* tak* car* of your' Peggy aaked with wlda, r/mpothetlo *y*a. "Oh. ye*r" he hurrlel to aaaurs her, "Yea. Inde.il, a wtntVrful little woman ahe .ens. too. "Iter hlnritand wm the second postmaster Portland ivtr had -E. I*. Comfort his name was Mrs. Comfort wan a mite of a woman —didn't weigh quit* M pounds, but she w«» the pluckiest llttln mortal I ever ww, absolutely afraid of nothing 1 . "I rememl»er one day when I wna Just a llttla bit of a fellow, and we mere nil alora In the house one of the blggr.t Indiana I aver aaw came stalking up to the door. " 'l'm hungry.' h« said In hla own language, 'big hungry*. If you will give me food I will work a * + ought to preaerve. Scarcely had I adjusted It when I heard Itart'a familiar abort ring. A llttla flushed with my hurry, I threw tlia door wldo open. Mob bowed dramatically from the hip, hand upon heart. Then from the threshold lw* surveyed the room. "Good!" he nodded approvingly. "Good Interior, Pegglna!" t!o he had called me at the age of S, to he had always called me. Hla gaz«» swept around Lli* entire !t>om, rwaled upou ma. THE OLD HOME TOWN Had It Been Anybody B\it the Boss — Safety First > bV 0 ,I> A \ KRY I.ITTI.K I.ADY for you," "Mr*. Comfort looked him or*r, »n<l looked out At th» wobd pll* and nliL speaking a.eo In hla own lan iotas*. 'Alright you ll iny have a good. warm I reakfaat If you will apllt up unit of that wood for in* * "So th* Indian grunted and mumbled and went to work, and Mm. Comfort turned around and got busy at her house!.old taaka, giving no further thought to litr new workman. "Sh* flnlahed up her breakfast dlahea and set them back on their •helf over the table, aci übl <-d th* atrel knives with white annl and very carefully, very, very care fully |>< 111 a h •'< I Iwr six ao<ld silver teaapoona. and stood them up on their handle* In a tiunblei, alao on the dlah ah*lf over tile table. "The stove was hot, and her Irons about ready for tlwfr work, and nil* wds Just taking* up an apron to Iron, when ?J.e hmrd a slight 'ting!* It rang Just s faint, faint wound, but aha locked up quickly and tbo aha had heard no other aound. th*r* stood the very bin Indian like a atatue looking straight at the door with hie brown arma folded arroaa hfa broad cheat; hla blanker wrapping him from head to toe and Ma fuca a mask of atolld Inno* ence. " 'What are you doing In hereT Mra, Comfort aakvd aharply, *1 told you to apllt wood! (To ll<« Continue d) "You mean to tell me that .Turk Madlaon pawned up thla"—hla ecsturo Included the dinner table, the lamp, Utv books ami ma—''all this for a game of dtaoaa?" I nodded with assumed gaiety. "Your Jack geta a place of my mind next time he meet. A chunk of ur Hart advanced toward my dinner table. "Cowrs for two!" he cr fomented. "And a real steak!" sai l 1. "tfaa lieia, i'oggiuai I U*\out had IN me OLD bennekeu^CK I, EVERETT TRUE any dinner. Too ru.ihed to "top for It. J,< t me see that steak:' Without more ailo, Hurt Invaded my kitchen. "And you haven't had your dinner, POKKIIIK, I'm wlao to your faiulnhed condition. Suppose you cook that steak for us!" Hart threw off hi* ove-coa' as If he had MI T !led the matter. Hut I ahook my hattd emphatically. "Some other steak! Hi me other day!" I softened my refusal In a little sonn. "I'eKfrtna! The first time you ever refused to cook for me! Wl y, Hec- SUisl K\er since 1 uu reiuimbsr, PACK 9 BYSTANLE BY ALLMAN. BY BLOSSER BY CONDO you've fed ma on demandt sandwiches, soup! Why not to nlfhtT" "Why, Bart! I'm nan led 1 " At which Hart KUlot aat down on my kitchen ladder-chair aa If my reply had roblvd him of a man'a strength. "You mean to any thvt Just b*> cause you're Jack Madison a wife you and I never can alt down opposite each other at a table apjnt It last human. PejtKlns!" 1 fftfrtrled hysterically. "is'ol" I agreed. "It la notf* _ (To Ho Continuedl < ,J>|