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"THERE'S ONE missing," he mut-
Uced. 'Thera were six of them
, . " iom added after a moment’s
reflection; "yes. I’m certain one Is
mhwonc . . . the pearl necklace. . . .
Tfcat’s strange, isn't it? Surely It
can't have been stolen. before she
Md these in the urn?”
He did not seem to attach much
importance to the question, so im
possible of solution did the problem
appear to him. But Raoul and Gor
geret exchanged looks. The Inspec
tor was thinking;
"Ho toek the peril is. . . . He’s
playing the conjurer for our benefit,
while reaily he’s searched that urn
previously atid took his share of the
And Raoul nodded back with a
gleaning look, as who should say:
"Right in one! That’s just wiiat
I did. But what can you expect?
One must live!”
Guiltless Antonioe supposed noth
ing. She was helping the marque i
tt> clean the Jewel* Mid wrap them
up in a couple of rtik handkerchiefs.
This done, the marquis led Raoul to
the ruins.
"Go on," he said. "Tell me—what
happened? How was she killed?
Who killed iter? I’ve never got over
her horrible death . . . never got
over my grief. I’d give anything to
know the truth! Tell me all!”
He flung questions at Raoul as
though he alone possessed the truth
about all things, as though Raoul ni
a word could change night into day.
They had reached the upper ter
race, and the spot where Elisabeth
Hornain had met her death. From
here they could see the whole of the
chateau, the park and the entrance
Antordne, close beside Raoul, whis
“I’m so glad for godfather’s sake
Thank you so much. But I’m
Afraid . . .”
"Tou! Afraid?”
"Tea ... of Gorgeret , . Yon
ought to get away quickly!"
He answered gently;
“You can’t think how happy you
make me! But there’s nothing to
fear so long as I’ve still something
to reveal, something that Gorgeret’s
dying to hear. You surely don’t
want me to leave before I’ve fin
He saw she was calmer, and as
the marquis plied him with ques
tions, Raoul continued:
“How did the tragedy happen?
How to discover that, monsieur, I
took exactly the opposite direction
from that which I made you follow.
Since I had concluded that there had
heen no theft committed, I likewise
imagined from the very first that
there might also have heen no mur
A Silence That Cried Out!
the women and had never
flirted in his life. But as
she stood there against the
Bn d ec k ra tt childish and
V \\ alone —something in Tiggie
|y i \ gj|gjjjjSaßßll Turner drew him to her.
\y* ’ She was lovely and the look
/ help although she hadn't
uttered a word. Read how
Tiggie became involved in
this girl's life from the mo
/ ment he went in search of
gfQfdyJjf DRIFT
Beginning Next Thursday, Jan. 25 in
Dispatch Advertising Pays
der. And my reason for supposing
that was that the circumstances were
such that it would have been impos
sible for the murderer to have gone
unseen. It would be impossible to
kill someone In front of 40 people,
in broad daylight., without these 40
people seeing one commit the mur
der. A revolver shot would have
been heard. A blow would have heen
seen. They would have noticed if a
stone had been thrown Therefore
it was my business to look outside
the realm of purely human causes
of death—thnt is. death brought
about by the w ill of man.”
"Then her death was accidental?"
Interrupted the marquis.
“Exactly, and therefore It was a
chance occurrence. Such occurrences
are unlimited and can happen in the
most extraordinary and exceptional
manner. I was once concerned In a
where thy fife and honor of a
msn depended cr> his finding a cer
tain document h' jden on the summit
of a very high tower without a stair
case. Ore mc.rrdng he discovered
the two end's of a very long rope
hanging down en each side of the
tower, f was ah’e to prove that this
topo cams ftom a balloon whose pas
sengers had thrown it overboard the
preceding night, and fate had so de
creed thnt the rope had fallen ex
actly in the position necessary to en
able the man to climb up hfs tower !
in safety A miracle, certainly, but j
there are millions of such miracles
happening on the earth hourly.”
“Then you mean to say that "
"Elisabeth Hornaln’s death was
caused by a natural phenomenon
which is extremely frequent, but
which rarely has fatal consequences.
This explanation occurred to me
when Valthex accused the shepherd
of having shot a stone from his
‘ding. It scented to me impossible
for the shepherd to have been there
without being detected, but quite
possible that Elisabeth Hornain
might have been struck by a stone,
and that it was. in fact, the only
plausible explanation or her death.”
“A stone from heaven?" exclaimed
the marquis ironically. *
“Why not?”
“What nonsense! Who could pos
sibly have sent it?”
“I’ve already told you, monsieur—
“Please don’t joke.” implored the
“But I’m not joking.” affirmed
Raoul seriously. “I’m speaking with
proper knowledge of my subject,
basing my conclusions on facts, not
theories. Every day sees millions of
these stones —fireballs, aerolites, me
teorites, fragments of dispersed
planets—traverse space at a tre
mendous rate, ignite on their "oiii'-e
and fall to earth. They’ve bee.
picked up by the million In every
shape and size. Every day there are
tons and tons of them flying about
If one of them should, through a ter
rible misfortune, but perfectly possi
ble. strike down a human being, it
causes death, pointless and often in
Raoul paused, and then continued:
“Now, these projectiles fall all
through the year, but more frequent
ly at certain definite periods, and th«
period best known for frequency ia
that which falls In August between
the ninth and the fourteenth exact
ly, and which seems to have origi
nated from the constellation Perseus.
Hence my little joke when I say Per
seus was the criminal."
Without giving the marquis time
to express either doubt or objection.
Raoul continued:
“For the last four days, a trusty
man of mine has been coming ovgr
this wall at night, and searching the
ruins until dawn, all round here. I
myself searched here yes
terday in the early hours.”
“And did you find anything?*
Raoul held up a small round ob
ject the size of a walnut, with a
jagged surface pitted with holes
which had been made by the com
bustion that had covered the sur
face with what looked like brilliant
b’-n«k enamel. Raoul went on:
“I’*e not the slightest doubt that
the saw this projectile when
they first searched the place, but that
none of them noticed it. because they
were all looking for a bullet or some
other human contrivance. For me,
the presence of this projectile is ab
solute proof of the truth. But I have
other proofs as well. First, the date
of the tragedy: August the thir
teenth. which is one of the days when
the earth passes under the shower
of shooting stars from Perseus. I
may mention that the date was one
of the first ruys of fight on the prob
lem for me!
“Then 1 hive another irrefutable
proof, which Is not merely the out
come of logic and reasoning, but is
also a scientific fact. I took this
stone yesterday to a research labora
tory. . . . They discovered fragments
of carbonized human skin adhering
to the outer glaze . . . yes, minute
fragments of skin and flesh, torn
from a living human being,
ments that were scorched at con
tact with the burning projectile, and
stuck to it so closely that they have
been there ever since. Those frag
ments are at the laboratory, and will
form part of a more or less official
report which will be handed to
you. Monsieur d’Erlemont, as well
as to friend Gorgeret, if it Interests
Choir Given Right To De
cide Matter of Wearing
of Vestments
The congregation of the First Bap
tist church, at a congregational meet
ing held after the morning preaching
service Sunday, failed to extend a call
to a preacher, hut did authorize the
choir to use Ms own discretion in the
matter of adopting the custom of
wearing vestments.
Dr. W. R. Cullom of Wake Forest
College preached at the church iboth
morning and evening Sunday and pre
sided ait the congregational meeting
following the morning sermon.
The pulpit |commit.tee which haa
been serving during the nearly five
months the church has heen without
a pastor presented its resignation
without making a recopamendat ion.
No new committee was at
the time but a committee has been,
designated to arrange for preaching
services next Sunday. By a small mar
gin the congregation voted to accept
the resignation of the committee,
after expressing its thanks and ap
preciation for the services rendered
in filling the pulpit an din inviting a
number of ministers here for services
during the past, several months.
The weekly meeting of Troop 30 of
the Henderson Boy Scouts, on Jan
uary 19th, was very important to the
members of that organization. In
accordance with a plan originated by
William H. Bryan, the scoutmaster,
the troop was divided into two sec
tions. Into one of these divisions, all
hoys over sixteen years of age were
assigned, in the other the boys un
der sixteen were placed. Although
the section or patrol of older boys
will remain under the supervision of
Troop 30, its meetings will be held on
a different night from those of the
troop proper. Little can be prophe
sized as to the outcome of this plan,
hut the troop officers hope that it
will increase the interest and attend
ance of the boys. The older boys
will have a meeting Tuesday night,
January 23, to elect officers. The of
ficers of the troop proper were ap
pointed Friday night by the scout
master. They are: Ellard Yow, Sen
ior Patrol Leader; Clyde Hight, Billy
Powell, and Jimmy Cooper, Patrol
Leaders; Herbert Crawford, Scribe.
These boys were requested to have a
meeting later in the week to divide
the members among the three patrols
and to draw up a setof rules for the
troop to follow. After this the boys
were dismissed by Ellard Yow, with
the “Great Scoutmaster’s Benediction.
Herbert Crawford, Scribe, Troop 30.
I Henderson 1..5U I
Sells TOBACCO Higher

Thousands of tobacco growers have sold tobacco on the Henderson market this
season, and all have been satisfied with prices received, knowing that they have
gotten just as much and probably more than they would have gotten, had they
sold on some other market.
I Ask the Man Who Has Sold Here I
I Farmers Coopers & Planters High Price I
I Warehouse Warehouses Warehouse I
W Mant^r n ’ Young Daniel and Moore Knott, Gooch and Smith I
8 Proprietors Proprietors
Miss Sai White in Hospital For
Treatment; Car Driven by J.
Robert Wood, Jr.
Miss Sal White, is in Maria Parham
hospital recovering from a. bad cut as
the result of an automobile in which
•she was riding overturning on the
national highway several miles south
of the city, near the Oak Grove
'service station, last night. Miss Aileen
Bowling, who received minor inuries
was discharged from the hospital
after being treated.
J. Robert Wood, Jr., of Oxford,
was driving the ear, and he and John
S, Vickers, also of Oxford, and Miss
White and Miss Mary Meadows Duke
were on the front, seat, while Taylor
Buirwell, Dudley Williams and Miss.
Bowling and Miss Rachael Church
were on the rear seat.
The car, .a Buick, was said to have
been -badly damaged. It was stated
that the car was run off the pave
ment by another car which drove out
of the service station, and which was
said not to have stopped.
The Veterans of Foreign Wars will
meet Tuesday evening at 7:30 o’clock
in the American Legion hall, it was
said today, for the installation of its
new officers. A. B. Young will ‘be the
new post commander.
Past Department Commander Clar
ence Ross, Vance S. Garrett and De
partment Quartermaster J. H. East
wood, all of Graham, will be present,
'and address the local post.
All members are urged to be on
hand, especially those who are to be
inducted into office. Refreshments
will be served, it was stated.
One of 1933 big hit pictures, “King
for a Night,” is the feature attraction
for the Moon Theatre today and to
morrow, playing at popular prices.
The picture was leased in the lat
ter part of the past year and has play
ed the leading movie houses in the
country amid high praise, it was
The cast in this excellent story is
headed by Chester Morris, Helen
Twelvetrees and Alice White.
A new sort, of census was started
under Ciyiil Works Administration
auspices today, with A. J. Cheek m
charge. On blanks furnished by the
government, merchants are asked to
state the prices they charge to far
mers on the various commodities they
sell to the growers. When the data is
compiled, it will be turned over to
government authorities for a statisti
cal purpose, it was said.
Bunn Named Custodian Os
Securities;; Bond Pur«
chase Is Approved
Bond of slt>,ooo for Elvm O. Falk
ner, new clerk of Vance Superior
Court, was approved today by the
Vance Boa I'd of County Commission
ers, at a called meeting held for that
purpose. Immediately after the ap
proval was given, on the recommenda
tion of County Attorney A. A. Bunn,
Mr. Falkner began to transact the
urgent business of his office, much
of which had accumulated during the
week since the death of the late Col
onel Henry Perry, whom the new
clerk succeeds by appointment of
Judge R. Hunt Parker, resident .judge
of this the third judicial district.
At the same meeting, Mr. Bunn, as
county attorney, was named as custo
dian of securities held by the coun
ty. He succeeded W. P. Parrish, mem
ber of the board.
Approval was also voted of the ac
tion of Chairman S. R. Adams and
the county attorney in purchasing SB,-
000 of the Townsville railroad bonds
at the price of $62 on the SIOO par
value. The securities were bought in
by the use of sinking funds in. that
Each n light I kneel before my bed
And I thank my Father overhead
For all the blessings of the day,
months and years before
In which He has guided me closer to
His Heavenly shore.
After giving thanks, I pray for all the
many poor,
The heathens who know him not,
sinful who love Him no more
T ask that He might help them along
the way
And bring them closer to a new and
brighter day.
I think of the leaders of our coun
tries too
And pray that they may always
ask Him what to do.
I request the happiness of relatives
* and friend;
To those I do not ike I ask Him
happiness to send.
I whisper prayers for my dearest
Daddy and Mother
And the next closest ones, my Sis
ter and my Brothers.
Finally of myself I speak, after all
of these are done;
I ask that I might be a good gill,
a truly Christian one.
For the prayers I whisper to my own
I 'have faith that I shall receive a,
So, after I have spoken of everything,
I, my prayer, end
In Jesus Christ, our Saviors name—
-Jan. 1, 1934, by Mi nolle Rankin.
Died in Hospital Here Friday ; tVi,i„
/ and Several Children Km
vtve; Buried in Oxford
Funeral services were held j„ ,
ford Saturday morning for the i ,
W. M. Pugh, 74, who died in
Parham hospital here on Friday V| '
/services were in charge of R ev
W. Lacy, pastor of the First Pre- 1
terian church in Oxford, assisted 1
Rev. Reuben Meredith, rector of yj'
Stephen’s Episcopal church there. ?V
deceased is survived by his widow a ,, [
the following children: W. M. p u ,.'|
Jr., Chapel Hill; Skinner Pugh, Cn ~
les Pugh and Miss Margaret p UI - ;)
all of Oxford.
Only in New York are theaters
what they formerly were. Twenty
years ago hicago would have it;
17 stage plays at this time of y ear
Today four stage play theaters
trying to keep open.
A Three Days’ Cough
Is Your Danger Signal
Don’t let them gel a strangle hold
Fight germs quickly. Creomutsi,,,,
combines 7 major helps in one. p ow .
erful but harmless. Pleasant to take
Pso narcotics. Your own druggist t
authorized to refund your money on
the spot if your cough or cold is not
relieved by Creomulsion.— <Adv)
Parker’s Drug Store
The Rexall Store
In the Superior Court.
North Carolina:
Vance County:
Irene Saunders Greene.
Junius A. Greene.
The defendant, Junius A. Grr.no
will take notice: That an action on
titled as above has been commenced
in the Superior Court of Vance Comi
ty, North Carolina, for a divorce ah
.solute, on the grounds of separation
and abandonment, and the said de
fendant will further take notice that
he is required to appear at the office
of the Clerk eof the Superior Court
of Vance County in the courthouse
at Henderson, N. C., on the 15th <iny
of February, 1934, and answer or <L
mur to the complaint in said action,
or the jplaintijff will apply to the
court for the relief demanded in said
This 15th day of January, 1934.
Deputy Clerk of the Superior Court
of Vance County.
Charles Wl Williamson, Attorney for
the Plaintiff.

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