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I THE SAKE I I OF INEZ I I) By FRANK H. WILLIAMS || ((g). 1924, McClure Newspaper Syndicate.) Jerry Malcomb was humming to him self and thinking of pretty Inez Jen nings, the new maid In the house where Jerry was employed as a chauffeur, as be polished up the nickel on his em ployer’s new' car. Inez was adorable, although cold and distant, and Jerry though deep In love with her at first sight was puzzled about her and wor ried about her. Suddenly, all thoughts of Inez were banished from Jerry’s mind. At the same Instant he ceased polishing and humming. From the front door of the house came the sound of a starter—then the quick buzz of his employer’s roadster. But —the family were all out. The limousine was simply waiting in front of the house until Jerry would climb in and go for his employer. Who, then, was starting the cart Jerry ran furiously through the yard v- to the front of the house. Ahead of him down the street rather well il luminated In the light from the orna mental street lights, was the limousine. At the wheel was a figure with cap drawn down <iver his face. The big car was being stolen! Instantly Jerry raced back to the garage and grabbing his automatic pistol, le'nped Into the roadster. An Instant or so later he was whizzing down the driveway to the street. But even as Jerry whizzed ahead he caught a sight of something which perturbed him and worried him. Behind ona of the big trees in the front yard of the home a skulking man was hiding. This man tried desperate ly to slip behind the tree entirely out of Jerry’s sight, but Jerry’s speed was too much for him. Jerry saw him and wondered about him. Who was this man? What was he doing there behind the tree In the front yard? Through the night Jerry raced, his mind now occupied with two prob lems—the recovery of the stolen car and the question about the man on the lawn. The thief in the limousine was a reckless driver and a speedy driver and, at first, Jerry was afraid that the car was gone for good. It seemed as though the Interval between the theft of the car and his pursuit would be enough to let the thief get away. But just as this thought was fak ing a dominate position in Jerry’s mind, he saw the stolen oar ahead, far in the distance, on the only logical road for It to take away from the city. Jerry knew the car at once by the bright tall light of an odd red. The car ahead had slowed down. But as soon as the thief realized that Jerry was in pursuit he shot ahead again. And In this slowing down and start ing up again came another problem to puzzle Jerry. The two cars were of about equal speed and it looked as though it might be an all-night chase. One minute Jerry would be fairly close to the stolen car. Then, In another minute, the stolen car would tear away. Over hills and through valleys the two cars roared, farther and farther away. And then, suddenly, there came a flash of illumination to Jerry. He saw. In a glance, the answer to the last problem that was puzzling him and in the answer to this problem he also saw the reason why the man had been on the lawn and hod tried to bide from him. On the Instant, as this illuminating grasp of the situation came to Jerry, he mapped out a line of action. Whipping out his automatic he shot three times. Each shot hit home In one of the rear tires and spare tire as he had hoped and expected, for Jerry was a crack shot. . The car ahead of him veered sud denly, then jerked back into the road, and then with a crash dashed Into a tree and came to a stop. He raced up to the car. Quickly he brought his own car to a halt and leaping out ran to the unconscious figure slumped down at the steering wheel. A quick inspection showed him that the victim’s heart was still beating. It took Jerry but a minute to transfer the unconscious figure to his own car. Then, turning quickly, Jerry fairly soared through the night back to the home of his employer. A half a block nway from the house Jerry brought his car to a stop. Then, after assuring himself that the driver of the stolen car was still uncon scious, Jerry quickly bound the thief’s hands and legs so that escape was Impossible. Having done this, Jerry crept softly through the shadows toward the home of his employer. Everything at the house looked to be as he had left it. - The light In the hallway was still burning. There were still lights at the rear of the house and the light In the open garage was burning as before. Nothing seemed to be different. 1 And yet Jerry, creeping forward with tense muscles, knew that something was different —he knew that there was something wrong In the house. Quickly and yet silently Jerry crept • Si in thetshadows across the lawn to the side door of the house. This side door, he knew, was un locked. Stealthily he let himself Into the house by this side door and then crept through the house toward the library. As he neared the library door down a long hallway he realized that the door was shut. But under the door came a thin stream of light I And from the library* came stealthy sounds—odd, suspicious and yet muffied sounds and unmistakable clicking of metal on metal! Quickly and yet silently Jerry tried the door of the library. He thanked his lucky stars that It was unlocked and that it opened without noise as he turned the knob. With the door once open a striking scene was presented to Jerry’s view. At the far end of the room a man was on Ills knees in front of a safe. A flashlight was focused on the safe and the light from a nearby table lamp helped to Illuminate the scene. The man on bis knees was turning the combination of the safe —endeavor- ing to open it, and he was swearing softly to himself at his lack of suc cess I Then in a flash he pulled out his pistol and focused it on the man at the safe. ‘‘Hands up!” cried Jerry. The burglar gave a frightened start, turned sideways toward Jerry and then, before Jerry realized what was happening, the man shot! The thief was an even better shot than Jerry. Jerry felt a sudden stab in his right wrist. His weapon fell from his grip. The thief’s shot had struck home. With a tigerish jump the thief leaped at Jerry and caught him by the throa't. Jerry fought with all his strength and with all the ability possible with his right hand out of commission. But It was no use. The thief was too much for him. In a moment or two life would be choked out of him. “Wait,” Jerry at last managed to gasp. ‘‘Walt —save your sister!” Jerry heard a gasp of surprise from the thief. The latter’s grip slackened suddenly. ‘‘Your sister,” Jerry gasped again. “She —she’s unconscious in my car— outside 1” The thief’s grip slackened percepti bly at this. “Whut do you mean?” the burglar demanded. “I realized what was going on,” Jerry replied, gaspingly. “Your sis ter dressed like a man. Drove the limousine away. Made me think it was being stolen. I started after her to get it. Saw you behind the tree. Couldn’t understand why. Then, while going after the car I recognized that driver was Inez disguised like a man. Shot up her tires —car bumped Into tree. Site’s not badly hurt, though. Hurried back here to keep you from robbery. Don’t do it for your sister’s sake 1” The thiefs hands dropped entirely from .Terry. “I know you put her up to it to give you clear sailing for theft with me out of the way,” said Jerry. “She’s told me about you—said you were a black sheep. Brace up. Cut this out. I want to marry your sister —if you’ll only be square and honest she’ll make a fine. true, good wife for me.” And she did! Combined Church and Apartment Building Plans for the Broadway temple, a unique 24-story church building, have been made by Donn Barber, the De lineator’s authority on home building. Mr. Barber’s design has been approved and accepted by the Chelsea Methodist Episcopal church of New York City, owner of the property on Broadway at One Hundred and Seventy-third street, the highest spot on that famous thoroughfare. The cross that will top the central tower of the impressive structure will be higher in the air than the top of the Woolworth building. The new tem ple will be the first American church building containing dormitory rooms and apartments, commercial features that are expected to make the sky scraper church self-supporting in lieu of the large endowment that older city churches enjoy. The plans provide for a central au ditorium seating 2,200 persons, with church offices and Sunday school head quarters. The high central tower will contain 500 dormitory rooms to be rented at nominal rates to young men students, and two corners of the building will be devoted to small apart ments. The basement will contain a gym nasium, club rooms, swimming pool and cafeteria. All available space on the street floor will be used for stores and offices. It Is estimated that the cost of the building will be $4,000,000, and work will begin as soon as details of financing have been completed. Diacerning Youth A Rlverview family was soon to have two guests, one a charming wid ow and the other a business woman who Is a spinster. The widow was to come first, and the lady of the house planned some dinner parties for her. Her high school son came into tlie room and looked over the list of guests. “Now, mother, you aren’t fair,” he protested. “Widows don’t need any encouragement. You’re giving this one all the parties, and then when the old maid comes you’ll “take her to suf frage lectures and such things. Peo ple always make this difference.” And the father of the home, who overheard the conversation, wagered that the son would be a popular young man. —Indianapolis News. I . MIDLAND JOURNAL, RISING SUN, MD. ) ARTFUL SELF-TRIM POPULAR; FEATURE WIDE-BRIM HATS WHEN It comes to one’s "company frock” or one’s ‘‘Sunday best,” any little girl wants It just as-dainty In coloring as the flowers oi Bpring. Herein lies the secret of the popularity of crepe de chine for children's dresses. No matter how delicate its tint, it is thoroughly practical. An other point in favor of crepe de chine for junior frocks Is,'lt lends Itself so charmingly to "self-trim” decorative schemes. Even the roses at the girdle on the pretty little dress In the picture are conjured of the selfsame material as the gown Itself. So are the flutlngs set In rows about the sleeves and the Junior Crepe de Chine Frock skirt, stopping short just In time to better display a perfectly plain front panel. Mothers make wise selection in a gown like this, for little daughter will be tastefully frocked therein at any and every dress-up occasion and as an informal party dress this model Is ideal. Self-trim with crepe de chine as the medium is effectively achieved through pin-tucks In many of the junior frocks in the summer collection. A very lovely dress In powder blue is allover pin-tucked from lace yoke to hem, with a row of crystal buttons up and down the front supplemented with a side frill of lace the entire length. Rows of picoted ruffles are charm ingly disposed on some of the prettiest models and the tiered skirt is again featured. Smocking of accordion plait Collection oi Summer HaU lng Is artfully Introduced, this handi work applied to the yoke and on the skirt Just below the wulstline. Voile Is competing with crepe de chine this season. Ruffles of self ma terial und hemstitching ure largely em ployed In the fashioning of these col orful voile frocks. Coral and yellow predominate among the high voile shades, while for crepe de chine peach, orchid and turquoise are favored. Among the newest variations In voile dresses are the Roman stripes. After all the "to be or not to be” discussion In regard to wide trs t- ; - V ‘ -. / - ' , . ; ' ‘ - '.: ... ■ - brims, the question is at last settled, and to the Joy of the “summer girl,” in the affirmative. Not only Is there a plentiful showing of large drooping shapes throughout the summer collec tion of French models, but picturesque leghorns and transparent hair bodies are especially featured by American designers of the hat beautiful. Black Chantilly lace as flne as fra gile cobweb forms the unique scarf which so gracefully drapes the wide brimmed hat shown at the top of the accompanying millinery group. This model of both picturesque and style appeal Is of the new canvas straw, bleached very whke to accord with the glistening snow-white lace-coveref satin which scarfs It so charmingly. The applique flowers covering the crown of the huge chiffon-brimmed ha* to the right present a color' study which can be credited to the creative genius of not other than an artist born. Artcraft as applied to hand made flowers and fantasies is an out standing note of millinery designing. The vogue for ostrich Is In the as cendency. Pastel ostrich in rainbow effects Is one of the delights of this summer’s millinery. It Is the place ment of lovely ostrich plumage all over the crown and part of the brim, which gives so entrancing an aspect to the mauve transparent hair hat portrayed to the small circle in this group. Even the fascination ot such lovely large picture hats a6 are here shown fall to dislodge the little cloche from Its pedestal of fnrne. There Is Irre sistible coquetry In the demure brim of n bonnet such as Is shown to the right herewith. Powder blue pyroxl line braid and gay printed silk com bine in the making of this naive model with a cluster of mother of pearl disks to complete Its ensemble. The other bonnet owes Its effective ness to its unique trim of narrow moire ribbon. JULIA BOTTOMLEY. ((2). 1924, Western Newspaper Union.) ‘ Scraps^*- Hupaffingjl HIS PECULIARITY "You must find that impediment in your speech rather Inconvenient at times, Mr. Biggs?” “Oh, n-no; everybody has his pe culiarity. Stammering is m-m-mlne. What is yours?” “Well, really, I am not aware that I have any.” “D-do you stir y-your tea with your right hand?" “Why, yes, of course.” “W-well, that Is your p-pecullarlty; most p-people u-use a teaspoon.” HONEYMOON STILL ON “Hasn't their honeymoon ended yet?” “Not yet—she still believes every thing he has to say.” Overwhelming Information Investigating we must go With nerves unsteady. Although some of us think we kqow Enough already. Father's Joke Mrs. Scrapplns—Papa always was a great joker. Scrapplns—That’s so. When 1 asked him for you he said: “Take her, young man, and be happy.” Unreasonable Request Doctor —Put out your tongue—more than that—all of It. Child—But, doctor, I can’t. It’s fas tened at the other end! —Onward. DAD OUGHT TO KNOW JutL ; Dad (sternly)—Why were you kept In after school, Johnny? Johnny—You oughta know, dad—you worked them darn sums! One of Millions She oft pictures herself As a hit on the screen; That's as near movie stardom As she's ever been. Forgivable English Paper—Those who have climbed to- the top are too often con tent to remain where they are. Still, you can hardly blame them. Hard to Do Both “So Maud has begun /to cultivate her voice.” “Yes, she finally chose that rather than to cultivate her friends.” SOME CALL IT THAT “They say he’s a man of discretion." “Oh —Is that what they’re calling ;old feet now?” Driving Away Dull Care Twould make a suffering mortal grin. And laugh away dull care. If he could see his dentist In Another dentist's chair. Mannerly Conservation “Willie, have you no manners?” “Well, if I waste them now I won't have any when company comes.” Little Bluebelle “My, my, but these judges are pap ticular.” “What now, Bluebelle?” “I see a Judge threw a man’s cast out of court because he did not come Into court with clean hands.” A La Cart “Is It true they eat horseflesh in Paris r “Quite true.” “How Is it served?” “Why, a la cart, of course” II THINGS !: UNUSUAL jj By T. T. MAXEY II < > (©, 1924, Western Newspaper Union.) THE YERKES OBSERVATORY To avoid the fine and numerous particles of dust and smoke which naturally hover In the air over a big city and cut down the effectiveness of the observations, the jarring—even though minute —which upsets the cal culations of the observers, and the disturbing reflections from the night Illumination, powerful telescopes are usually stationed at points where these conditions do not have to be reckoned with. Accordingly, the great Yerkes ob servatory (connected with the Uni versity of Chicago)—one of the great est of all the astronomical labora tories on earth, Is perched upon the crest of a bluff above beautiful Lake Geneva, near the town of Williams Bay, Wis. —about seventy miles north west of Chicago. In the largest of the three domes which surmount the observatory is mounted the world’s largest refracting telescope. It is also the busiest tele scope. being In use both day and night the year round, weather condi tions permitting. In the center of this dome, which is 75-feet in diameter on the inside, bal anced across the great pier which rests upon a solid foundation of con crete and supports the weight. Is the barrel of this tremendous Instrument. It Is 62 feet long and weighs about 12,000 pounds. Each of the two great lenses which fit inside of this barrel are forty inches across. The barrel of this Instrument can be swung around in any direction and raised or lowered to any angle; the floor of the dome is movable and the entire roof of the dome revolves —all to the end that the observer can ob serve in any direction and at any angle necessary In order to properly perform the particular job In hand. After the barrel has been focused It can be adjusted to follow and keep In view the object under observation, re lieving the observer of having to stop occasionally and focus his telescope. Adjustment as small as one-one-hun dredth of an inch can be made. With this telescope observers have been enabled to determine, Vlth great exactness, the positions of stars In clusters and the distances between them. Stellar photographs taken, using the telescope as a camera, are among the best yet secured. The brightness of stars also Is measurable with this Instrument. THE CHICAGO STOCK YARDS The Union Stock yards in Chicago handle so much stock that when one saunters about the yards, it seems as> though all the farmers in the country had decided to ship all their stock to Chicago at the same time, and that it all arrived on the day you were there. Established In 1865, these yards have grown to be the largest In Amer ica, If not In the world. The great bulk of our live stock, especially hogs. Is raised In the states between the Allegheny and the Bocky mountains. Railroad construction was converging toward and expanding from the city at the southern end of Lake Michigan. Chicago, therefore, was the logical lo cation for America’s greatest live stock mart. Naturally, the production of live stock has Increased many fold during the last 57 years. This fact, plus the scope of the territory from which these yards draw patronage, accounts for the condition mentioned In the first paragraph, and the staggering figures which follow. These yards today contain about 10,000 pens and cover an area of about 320 acres. In 1865, 613 cattle, 17,764 hogs, and 1,483 sheep were received. The aver age number of head of stock handled dally during a recent five-year period was: Cattle, 10,936; calves, 2.338; hogs, 26,753; sheep, 14,805; horses, 212; a total of 55,044 head or 930 cars every 24 hours —an avernge of 39 cars per hour, day and night. The receipts of stock vary widely between seasons and because of mar ket fluctuations. The largest receipts recorded on any one day, according to recently compiled statistics, were: Cattle, 49,128, on November 16, 1908; calves, 9,526, on March 25, 1920; hogs, 96,964, on November 29, 1918; sheep, 71,792, on October 16, 1911; horses, 3,228, on January 11, 1904. The greatest aggregate value of all stock received during any one year was In 1918 wheil this total reached the astounding figure of $904,715,357, an average of $2,478,672 week days and Sunday, too, throughout the year. During that year, 3,789,962 cattle 657,767 calves, 8,614,190 hogs, 4,629.- 736 sheep, and 87,820 horses were re ceived —an average of 3,273 head of live stock every hour, day und night, for the entire year. * The Work Habit There are three habits which, but one condition be added, will give you everything In the world worth having, and beyond which the Imagination of man cannot conjure forth a single ad dition or improvement. The habits are the work habit, the health habit and the study habit. —Elbert Hubbard.