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IkA Story » Mv»g " CHAPTER 41 WE ft ERE ALL QITIET u v . roucJed th« southern .rod of old t# r*-k We fell agam the sinister force at thai grim island. The bUoket of f«*r. »hich lor • time had ocr loitreet fastened on th* t temple, the titanic work of hand* too* since turned to dust, eeeraecl to have again enveloped u*. We were thinking of thoee alrantre buck footprints on the white a*ads of the beech, twc curious eeu Q f print* »i black as though pointed there with a brush dipped to India Each of us «u mulling over stmt their appearance fjrboded Someone. Pauo hao seJd. waa doomed u» die. There were two sets 0 f those prints -the tupspeu of tu« **. —did that asmfy that two were doomed! ( wondered. I waan t versed in those Choatly manifestations of the South *'w*.iOc. for 1 Lada t been ions tnoukb to tbe islands While 1 anew we ah were chinktn* at them, yet like tbe others 1 beeuated to a*s Pauo. tbe only one of us who knew ac> guest ions There are subjects which diecusaton only jervea to in flame. let we were ah subconsciously wwcderin* If it were to be one or perhaps two of the sextette there in that boat, whose name waa up for the final count 1 aru sure that bad there been offered to any of us at that moment the opportunity to look through that opaque curtain which veils the future, we would have (rasped It avidly and fined our eye to the peephole But now i know that had (ate (•ven any of us the fift of prophecy »e would have ahaped events dif ferently—possibly not eo wed In the tnd a (Limps# of the next 71 hours. *• can see now. would have beeu a Cancerous thing. It might have spelled “murder" and murder hi ugly. Better that the Master Painter alone should have the picture In mind, and that we. tbe brushes move In sub jection to Hla wilt Self-propelled Tor a moment, the brush would doubtless ruin the unity of the painting. Still we were humanly curious and with that curiosity there was mixed fear. Our par:s simply called for us to “carry on" with our china up. In Civ mention's great cities one can r *a«:h lor the nearest telephone or shout for the cop on tbe corner. And so millions Lve their Uvea never having experienced the thnll of test ing their own metal. Down below the equator here we were back In man’s earliest beginnings—whfre at some time, each must himself sample tbe stuff of which he was made. But the battling of tbe supernat ural Is not tbe easiest fight. It la not the fight fur the coward, the craven of those of faint heart it is a buttle terrain with which humans are not familiar. As we cut the smooth water around T&rea we were thinking of that blind old god. so old that his youth waa lose In the drifting mists of tlina who waited to reek vengence on tbe Whitney line for tbe sins of Captain Ezra, now dead these three generations. A Whitney was riding with ua To her that chain of doom was more than simple coincidence. She had seen It happen five times now. Pauo realized she was the last of that Una As we stood clear of the end of the Island tbe motor suddenly burst again into that deep, full-throated roar, and the stern settled; while those smooth twin sheets of water, so Ilka the shavings from a wood plana rose once more from the bow. White water creamed as tbe wake streamed away behind that thunder ing silver of polished mahogany that streaked across the glittering water, pointed dead on Moatonga’s pasa Tiuo was waiting to catch the bow line as Tom eased up to the dock. In the excitement of studying Tarea for the fist time at close range, we had forgotten that the day was hot. Kow the rush of wind died and we felt It. "Properly approached I might be Induced to take a long, tail glass of that cbUled Juice—ls there were lots of frost on the outside of the glass.” I told tbe other - The suggestion met with Instantaneous success ind so we marched under those great flow, •ring tr-eea ux. the wlndtna white Dunkencss is comparatively eare w-.r.e producing Countries. ££3f« Here's the great- BV B K m ed value in hotel fl K history I Chooie JK any 3 days you UhNOBRMO| wish and com* 1 COMry|TE 1 to the striking new Ho»ol Plymouth for a fool vocation I 3 days of fun, intofest, en t oyment— all for $lO comp fete INCLUDES EVERYTHING • kp> room gaps D<OfiOil • Mrv#d m Mom loo^i • S*9hiM«tng trig arovftd Now Yoffc. • 3<Jniii«pn to to-ou. Umy Thrntmrn. • *Mw ol iify hoot bMwfrful CNrjroW Tow > A FINE ■Jtm : HOTEL! (’*' Ml vVMmo j MmSi et jo *H M J3FB CwcUerto# tee We». ,f - r '" ■ (Us, ° |N tv *"* Roo<L A * ktmm ■ ■'■ hotel PLYMOUTH 49 th St.JufNfcMdW : "t* umi nafr W im]Oe| i L L °ve in The Souttfs^^lwJ Livi»|»lon is back in these waters.'* path to the palace, and coaling t«v - e rage a. "I have noticed that a lot of smart people don't do much liquor drinking here m the tropica." lone said to Pauo. “Did you ever hear of using Ore to put out brer* “No." “Well, there Is the answer.” Pauo announced. “And beside the natural fruit add in orange and lime Juice la a wonderful ionic In the warm climates—and more than that, there is all you can drink of It, so drink hearty." she told the rest of us with s Laugh. It was at lunch that Tom brought up the subject ve all bad In mind. “Did you ever bear of the Black Chamber at Washington?" "Where they did all of the decod ing during the wax?" Holmes asked “Yes." "WeU. my friends, that looks very much like our next move.” "You girls have those copied sheets carefully tucked away?” 1 asked lona "The copies of the code?" "Make no mistake about It’’* “Wouldn’t L.lv|ngston burn up If he knew we had that.” Holmes laughed. "There was once tl. . an ounce of prevention waa worth about a ton of cure,? 1 announced. “fWll havK ic develop those lasi rolls of film. Larry. If we are lucky enough to find the key word. "You were a smart girl PUly," and 1 bowed to her. "That photographing of tbe last pages was your suggestion as 1 re call L" Lighting clgarets we moved away from tbe table and strolled out on the porch where wa could got tbe benefit of tbe cool wind. It is hot close to the equator, but tbe mysterious breeze that blows stead ily. mown as tbe “trade wind." brings In the cooler aea air bathing the Islands of Oceania with Its wel come breath. But even with Its mit igating influence, mid-day Is hot One by one we finished our cig arets and flipped them away “What with food and drink, not to mention a clgaret. ( think I can now do with my siesta.” lilly an nounced stretching- “It is a delight ful custom. If 1 ever go back to the States 1 shall promptly advocate Its universal adoption." And so we all turned In. But that siesta was destined to be Interrupted It was probably half in hour later when the messengvi arrived for Larry It was one of the boys from tbe village up by old-- •’tore Th» messenger, who Imu k. Keynoter Ready for Pow-Wow * * * 4 ,** %r[-s ■**'■* > • /,**» y* ■' . . ,__« hw .i-uarlure for Chicago where he will souiid the PictuieU on *he r National Convention. Senator Alben W. Bark keynote of the Democratic . . daughter. Laura, at their Ww ‘M n j £,° n r a t ;; ( bark ley .* looked upon a* a likely compromise fcoi? ugorobab ts £yl sre*idepuai n^mm^uoD. HENDERSON, (N. C„) DAILY DISPATCH, THURSDAY, JUNE 23, 1932 by the bland old celestial, requested that Mr. Larry wait upon his hum ble friend without delay. There was news which he thought should be imparted to us. Now what tile devil do you sup pose that old Chinaman knows that is too hot to keep." Holmes grumbled. “Better go *yivl out." Tom advised. “You ucver can tell'" Still grumbling because of hla In terrupted nap. Larry grabbed fc I s helmet and started off up the beach. "Want us to go with you?” I called. “N’o." he yelled. “I can bring it all back . . . whatever It auiounta to." It waa nearly an hour later when he returned. We were all In the liv ing room. He flung his helmet on tbe table and dropped into a chair. "We will have to keep a sharp eye out on this place." be declared with heat. "Our delightful playmate, Liv ingston Is back In these waters.“ "This Is a grand time to keep the guards awake and the powder dry," Tom said cfuletly. “Wljere ts he?" lona asked. "Not here on MoatongaT“ “No. he Is not en this Island, but he Is too close for comfort,” Holmes replied. "It seerps that one of the natives from Laka I-aka came tn this (horning and reported that Llvlng slofTS boot Is lying over In the lea of that Island, and that’s teas than rtfrenty mile* west of here. That Isn’t enough sea room—heck, I can smell that skunk from here." "Larry doesn’t like Livingston." I told Tom lightly. His only reply was a glare at me. Toro laughed. “We haven’t any il-loct ordinance that can shoot him from hem." I told bltn. “But for the sake of his health. I would suggest he keep that twenty miles between himself end Moatonga or some of F’auo s guards might make It uncomfortable for him." “You are the recognized head of the government here, l-'auo.” l_arry said, “and I suggest you give the mate orders to shoot any of that gang on sight." “1 doubt if he will come In hare." i’aiio said. "But If he does we’ll wait until they start the fireworks, than 111 give orders to make It as hot for them as we c n if there has to be shooting I would rather they start It. but we’lJ put more men on guard and warn them to keep on their toes. I think even Holmes realized the justice of this. You can shoot stmtghter *vhen It Is "self defense." /TO RE •MVT.y Ok’r» Dramatic Moments of Democratic Conventions I Have Attended yWHALF A CENTURY By UREY WOODSON, Noted Political Figure m 7 " ‘—-vv «• i R "~ T T *r * J - “-3SE* - c? .... . -..0a t» r try u m v Democratic convention ot IS#4 in 1 hhP iHnr JK 7 f Urey Woodson In 18X0 t’rev WonJsnn Irwlav William H. Warder. Marion, 111., I HKV WOODSON Urey Woodson, retired editor and publisher of Ownesboro. Ky., is one of a few men in America who have had the rare experience of attending every Democratic na tional convention since 1880. The only other person now known to Mr. Woodson who claims a simi lar experience is WUUq£i H. War der, an attorney, of Marion. 111. Still another, who tike Mr. Wood son and Mr. Warder, attended the Houston convention in 1928, as well as all others since 1880, was Col. Nicholas M. Bell, of St. Louis, formerly reading clerk of the Moose of representatives at Wash ington. Col. Bell died about five months ago. There of course may be others*, • j • - . Mr. Woodson is one of the dele gat ea-at-targ* frqin Kentucky to the present Democratic convention that meets in Chicago, June 27. ■ ■ I To the Unsigned Depositors of I I The First National Bank I ! H I Os Henderson, N. C. I ! ■ glff ■ ||| We have worked very hard and our many friends have done like wise to get our depositors to sign the depositors agreement so I that we could go ahead with the plans to re-open the bank, and we have succeeded in getting those who control 90 per cent of the deposits, but there are one dozen depositors who control 5 per cent of the total amount of the deposits who have not as yet sign ed. We wish to make a special appeal to those twelve persons to come forward at once and sign, as the matter now stands you have blocked the plans to re-open the bank. Is it fair that twelve persons should jeopardize the welfare of the other 5,000 depositors, also the welfare of all of the people of Henderson, Vance and the surrounding counties? Hoping that you will come in at once and sign, we are, Yours very truly, *' * *}l I S. T. PEACE, I I HENRY PERRY, I I A. A. BUNN, I I REORGANIZATION COMMITTEE I June 22, 1932 4* \ ; A The 1880 convention was held in Cincinnati at the great Music hall of that city, and resulted in the nomina tion of Gen. Winfield Scott Hancock, of New York, for president, and Wil liam E. English, of Indianapolis, for vice president. I admit that I was not of voting age when I attended the convention in June- 1880, but I was a voter tbe fol lowing November, and cast my first vote for Hancock and English. A1 though this was 52 years ago, I have a vivid recollection of the convention or 1880 and I particularly recall the spectacular appearance on the Music hall platform of John Kelly, then leader of Tammany Hall, and Col. John R. Fellows, or New York, who had been bitter opponents. This was imdemiately after the nomination of Hancock, and when Kelley and Fel lows" advanced to the front of the platform and shook hands, tnere was a great demonstration by the dele gates and audience, this being indi cative of burying of the hatchet be «nnth«r nlit. timer at conventions, tween thees rival New York leaders. At that time Henry D. McHenry of Hartford, was the Democratic na tional committeeman for Kentucky, and I acted as Mr. McHenry's secre tary during the convention. Years afterward, in 1896, I. myself, was elected Democratic national com mitteeman for Kentucky, and was re-elpctfd for several terms, serving; in that capacity for 22 years. In 190-f I was impressed into service as se& retary of the national committee, holding that place for eight years, a place which always was distasteful to me- t Old Committeemen. There is not a member of tke com mittee today who was a member when I was elected in 1896, and few of them are still living. Among my col leagues of that period, however, were Clark Howell, of Georgia; Josephus Daniels, of North Carolina; Charles S. Thomas, of Colorado; W. H. Tbomp son, of Nebraska; J. G. Sh&nklin, of Indian*; C. A. Walxb, of lowa. PAGE THREE j Others ot that period were Henry* I D. Clayton, of Alabama; W. J. Stone, | of Missouri: Thomas Gahan. of 11 1»- I nou>. John T McGraw. of West Yu ginia: J D. Campau. us Michignu. J. G. Johnson of Kansas, T. D. O'Brien, of Minnesota; N. C. Blanchard of Louisiana: George Kied Williams, of hlhssachusetts: Frank Campbell of New York; Ben I*. Tillman, of South Carolina: James M. Head of Tennes see; James L. Non is. of District of Columbia. Peter J. Otey. of Virginia, all of whom have passed away. Among those elected to the commit tee four years later I were Nor man Mack, of New Yoik. who still is the New York member and has served longer than any other man in that capacity; Thomas Taggart, of In diana; Homer Cummings, of Connec ticut; J M. Gussy. of Pennsylvania; John E. Osborne, of Wyoming; James C. Daiilman. of Nebraska; K N. Johnston, of Texas. Ends Lung Service. Ip 1938 I declined another re-elec tion to the Democratic national com mittee. although there was no opposi tion. I finished my service on the na tional committee at the conclusion of the convention at Houston in that year. The next Democratic national con vention after the one held in Cincin nati. was in Chicago, in 1564 at which Grover Cleveland, of New York, and Thomas A. Hendricks, of Indiana were named for president and vice president, respectively. I was in Chi cago in tbe early stages of this con vention on my return fro ma trip west, but as I had overstayed my time. I could not remain until the climax resulting In the nomination Cleveland Agin In IMW and lH*r>. Again I attended the convention held in St. Louis in 1S&8. in which Grover Cleveland was renominated without opposition for the presi dency. his running mate being Sena tor AJlen G. Thurman, of Ohio. Thit ticket wp dfeated in November. 18k*. But for tbe third time, in 1892. Mr. Cleveland was nominated for presi dent in Chicago, and Adlai E. Steven son. of Illinois, a former Kentuckian was, named so rthe vice presidency. At this convention, ft’. C. Owens, of Kentucky, was teinpotarv chairman and W. I-. Wilson of West Virginia, permanent chairman. I witnessed the s,*ectacular nomi nation of Cleveland on the first bal lot at 5 o'clock in the morning when the sun was rising. Mr. Cleveland's chief opponent was David IJ. Hill, of i4ew York, and the solid voic of New York was cast *or Hill. Mr. Cleve land winning on the first ballot, nevertheless. The most notice speech at this con vention was that c.f Hurke Cochran in nominating Senator Hill. I was pai ticutarly active In this convention for my old friend. Adlai E. Stevenron being a native of Christan county, Kentucky, although he had been liv ing in Illinois many years. Not every man who dives into the sea of matrimony brings up a pearl. THE DAILY DISPATCH IS NOW ON aale el The Smoke Shop. Jefferson Case, Henderson Candy Kitchen. Wortman’a Pharmacy. Wiggins Drug Store, Agency. You may secure a copy from any of these places at the regular price of sc. 29-ts.