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COPYRIGHT ‘"_ x _ y fti^ l^^^ U- V/afJT JARDIN CHAPTER 62 : BLAIR TOOK liis revolver out of his pocket and held it tightly in liis Ihand, then stepped ahead on his tip »tbes. When he had walked to the ’pfow, he looked back for Charlie. He had not heard the boy coming after him. Yes, there lie was, at his el bow. . , . “A” . . . the letter dantfed in front 'of his eyes wh?n it, shiny brass against a Janet was in tlvere! Janet! Blair’s heart leaped, wh'en he •turned again to Charlie. *ls there another entrance?” Teh, one from the saloon, and one from stateroom ‘B’.” Putting his hand on the brass Tpob, Blair found the door to state room ’“A" from the deck locked. “Better try the saloon.” j Charlie led the way there. The ■saloon was dark. Taking Blair by the hand, he drew him through the room, and before Blair knew it, his hand was touching cold metal! A doorknob! This, too, would not turn, lit must be locked from the inside! “Helll We’re sailin’!” he heard Charlie hiss behind him. True, the yacht was moving. The window on th'e deeK! This' blight be open! Blair, half stumbling •ver a chair, turned to leave. It was getting lighter, The dawn was breaking. He could see dimly the Objects in the saloon. Tn a few moments the two were on fceck again . . . and Blair was stand tag under the window of stateroom "A”. It was open a crack. Unfastening the shutters, he peered into the stateroom. Someone tan lying on the bed .• • Janet! It oaust be Janet! If he could get her out and down the rope while the yacht was moving •lowly . . . they could get into the Hiunch and be away ... but if the yacht were to speed up! He lurched against the window. She Wanderer was speeding up! “Janet!" he called softly, so softly hardly heard his own voice. ■“Janet!” • The figure on the bed rose. Janet *was looking toward the window, her •yes opened wide, staring at him. “It's I .. . Blair!” Pushing open •the window, he leaped into the state iroom, and Janet was in liis arms, her •face pressed close to his. i He was kissing her lips, her eyes, her hair. . . . “I’ve a launch outside . . » it may 'be dangerous » . . but we can try ft . . “Who’s there?” a voice demanded. •Blair, his arms still around Janet, looked around. The voice seemed at bis side. Janet covered her face and started 'fo .loan. * “Who’s there?” came the question •gain. Blair looked bewildered at Janet. •"Where was the voice coming frofn? •Her eyes met his, and then moved to the door which was just a few feCt from where they were standing: The 'door evidently led Into stateroom “B". Gently taking his arms from the gjrl. Blair’s fingers tightened around his revolver, and tiptoeing to the door, he flung it open and stepped in. There was a scream and theif silence. . . . The light switch was near the U. S. Royals will carry you safely Safety Breaker gives you 84% more l through many long trips'. 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A head bristling with red hair like Morelie Boisevain’s, except more vivid, more brilliant . . . hair such as Blair had never seen before. Coarse, almost like bristles. . . . A head as big as his own . . . the features were not badly formed, ex cept that the face seemed evil, hor rible, the mouth twisted, the lips bluish in hue. A face that might have been hand some of it had not carried so much hate, so much vengeance in its ex pression. But the body. . . . It could not be more than two and a half feet In height; strongly built regardless of the stature. The limbs were wiry but muscular. The small hands were clinched, the muscles of the amps knotted. The body was clad In a red velvet robe, a robe that might have fitted a small child. Green slippers were on ‘the feet He put his hand on the wrist of the dwarf at his feet. Maurice had fallen when he had come in . * . screamed and fallen. He might have fainted. But no, there was no pulse, nothing to indicate the man was alive, al though the green eyes were open. Hesitating a moment, Blair closed the eyes. Maurice was dead. Prob ably of fright, he thought. He who had been so fearless in the dark. . . . Glancing around the room, Blair noticed a well-bound leather box, with straps for carrying. In the side were two small apertures. Perhaps this was the way Maurice had en tered the boat . . . unseen by the crew. As luggage. Perhaps this was the way he had traveled, afraid that anyone would see him. . . . Closing the door behind him, Rod man was in stateroom “A”. “He’s dead, Janet. He must have died of heart failure, when I came in.” The girl clung to Blair and put shaking arms around his neck, “Darling, it was so terrible . . she kept murmuring. “We’ll go how. ril call the cap tain and tell him to stop.” Blair gently put Janet on the bed, and reached for the phone. Yes, O’Malley was willing to stop. Glad to, If the fiend hi ‘ stateroom “B” was dead, as Mr. Rodman said. “I never really saw him in there . . . Maurice I mean,” Janet was say ing. “H 6 told met would never see him. , , . Twice I saw his face in Miss Boisevain’s crystal . . * even that was terrible. . . " “He's dead, Janet, darling, don’t worry any more. . . .“ “But, Blair, he fitted Into a leather box! I nearly died when I got into the car at Miss Boisevain’s, the car that took us to Vancouver. I thought I was alone at first, until I heard him talk, and. discovered he was In the box. ... I broke a string of dia monds he gave me. and threw them HENDERSON, (N. CJ DAILY DISPATCH, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 1935 out. It was the only thing I could think of. Did you find them?” “Yes, that’s how I finally came here.” “And Blair, at the hotel he used to come into my room at night, after dark and talk to me. He could see better in the dark he said than in the light. But, I, I could not see him. ... “Here on the ship, he spent hours at nigbi with me, sitting on that .stool . . .” and she pointed to a small footstool on the floor . . . “telling me how much he loved me. He made Captain O’Malley marry us ... in here. Maurice was in the next room, but he could throw his voice any place. That’s what used to frighten me. the most, because at first 1 thought he was right beside na Then I realized he was not, that only had the power of throwing hia voice. . . . He used to tell me !)• loved me because he could not mou’d my mind to his. “You see he g-ave me all the ordera, and then was near so he could hear repeat them. I don’t know what he would have done if I had tried tm escape, or disobey him. . . .” “He’s dead, dear, and the Wanderer has stopped. Shall we go?” “Yes! But what shall we do with ,Ims things? His money? He has a trunk full of it. And all the jewels he gave me? Every night when he came in, I would find on the bed the next morning some jewel, a ring, a necklace, something.” “Rightfully they would be youra, wouldn’t they?” “No! Let’s take them to Nita .. * she’s stood for so much from him." While Janet was gathering her things, Blair looked around the state room. It was luxuriously furnished, but the mirrors, there were many of them, were all opaque. “Maurice painted them with some thing the first night. I heard him/* Janet said. ’He did the same thing at the hotel in Vancouver.” There was a little silence and Janet began again. “Blair, one night he read to me . . . some poems of Shelley’s ... in the hotel. It was as dark as pitch in the room. Another time he acted out a whole play for me . . . here. If I had not been so frightened I would have marveled at it . . .” In half on hour, Janet and Blair were in the hig launch which be longed to the Wanderer, Janet’s lug gage and Maurice’s belongings beside them. Charlie was in the small boat, waving to them happily. “Maurice told me, Blair, that be fore he met me he hated everyone, even his mother, for he blamed her for all his troubles, although he did not tell me what they were. He said he did not know then what love meant And that, through me, he would be regenerated- . . Edalr interposed: “Captain O’Malley is going to take him out to sea and bury him, Janet.' It’s best, I think. And we’re not go ing to lose any time getting back to New York!” “Are you quite sure he’s dead, Blair?” Janet asked as she snuggled tip to him. “Quite. Shall we be married here in Seattle now . , . as soon aa we land?” “Why ... I guess so.” Blair kissed her upturned lips, and patted her golden hair. tlllE fJiDJ RESETTLEMENT TO AID FOUR GROUPS Advances of Federal Funds To Be Made for Pur chase of Supplies Dfatiy ]i|«pntch Berea*, In the Sir Wsilter Hotel. BY ,1. C I.'ASKKIIVII.fi. Raleigh, Sept. 6.—Four main groupts of farm families will be aided by the Resettlement Administration in its work in North Carolina. These fam ilies will he advanced funds for the purchase or lease of land, livestock, equipment and subsistence goods. All advances will be secured by mort gages and are repayable within a rea sonable period. This detailed explanation of Reset tlement work in this State was given by Homer H. B. Mask, of Raleigh, re gional director of rural resettlement for Region IV, which is made up of North Carolina, Virginia, West Vir ginia, Kentucky and Tennessee. “There are two phases to the reset tlement program,” Mr. Mask said, “rehabilitation, the temporary phase, and resettlement, the permanent phase. “Rehabilitation,” he explained, “was inherited from FERA, which had taken 290,000 families under care dur ing the year ending Ju»y 1, 1935. These families had been taken from direct relief, and helped to become in part, at least, self-supportin. a farm and home program had been laid out for each such family. Agri cultural extension workers have now assumed joint responsibility with the Rural Resettlement Division for plan ning and supervising this program, which is being continued as the tem porary phase of the Resettlement Ad ministration activities. “Resettlement deals with four mam groups, as follows: “1. Farmers living on lands which cannot be cultivated to the advan tage of the farm family or the Na tion. A preliminary survey by the Na tional Resources Board indicates tha» about 450,000 farms, including 75 mil. lion acres of land, should be devoted to uses other than arable farming in order that both the natural ana the human resources of the Nation may be conserved. “2. Those among our 2 1-2 million tenant farmers who are capable of re habilitation. “3. Young married couples with farm experience. “4. The more capable and indus trious of the ‘rehabilitation’ families. “The purpose of Resettlement is not only to help the farmers himself but to help the Nation as a whole by stab ilizing that segment of the Nation’s population which has been shifting back and forth between country ana city—comprising in times of depres sion a large percentage of the total of unemployed. “A good many • rehabilitation and resettlement families will yy viacea on individual tracts. However, a num ber of group settlements have also been planned, a few completed and occupied, and others are under con struction. Projects begun under FERA and the Department of In terior have been turned over to Re settlment Administration. “The Resettlement program is an attempt on the part of an agency of government to create new opportun ities in rural areas. “Farmers from these groups who desire to be accepted for this program should apply to the county agent of the Agricultural Extension Service, or to the County Representative of the Resettlement Administration.” Probe Started Os Hurricane Deaths (Continued from Page One.) . - riissing today and 144 bodies have been receovered. Seventy civilians were missing throughout Florida. State Attorney O. A. Worley opened an investigation today into alleged delay in dispatching a special train into the keys to evacuate camps hous ing veterans. A count of storm dead at the general morgue and funeral homes at 10 a. m. here totalled 132 bodies. More than 100 of the dead remained unidentified. The immediate burial of the bodies was demanded by Miami authorities. The question which officials sought to answer today was: “Why did the veterans die?” Governor Scholz said “great care lessness somewhere was responsible for the tragedy.” In Washington Federal Relief Ad ministrator Harry L. Hopkins declar ed that in his opinion the Weather Bureau had not warned the residents of the keys in time for them to pre pare themselves for the hurricane. NOTICE OF SUMMONS State of North Carolina, County of Vance. IN the superior court BEFORE THE dIERK. P. B. FiNCH, Administrator' of the Estate of Harry G. Staunton, De ceased. Vs. GROVER STAUNSTON, VIRGINIA STAUNTON, HAZEL STAUNTON'. THELBERT STAUNTON and MIT TIE STAUNTIN (all unmarried) heirs at Jaw. The defendant. Grover Stuanton, will take notice that an action entitled as above, in the nature of a Special Pro ceeding, has been commenced in the Superior Court of Vance County, North Carolina, for the sale real estate for assets; and the said defend ant will further take notice that he is required to appear at the office of the Clerk of the Superior Court of Vance County, in the Courthouse in Henderson, North Carolina, on the 23rd day of September, 1935, and ans wer or demur to the complain]: In said action, or the plaintiff will ap ply to the Court for the relief de manded in said complaint. This the 22nd day of August, 1935. E. O. FALKNER, Clerk Superior Court, Vance County Gholson and Gholson, Attorneys. ' Eggs PIEL- >NT LEAGUE Club W- B. rrt Richmond 39 ~~ '’ n o Wilmington 3 1 .500 Asheville ~r Norfolk 28 34 .402 Charlotte 22 40 • 3 " w AMERICAN LEAGUE Club: W. L. Brt. Detroit 8,8 44 ' New York 7 3 ■’_* Cleveland 62 .o Chicago r ’3 2 Boston 65 65 Washington 54 ?3 • 4 “*’ Philadelphia 51 71 - 448 St. Louis 56 7 6 .307 NATIONAL LEAGUE Cliil.f " ' ’ Wl L Pot St. Louis 81 47 * 6^3 New York 77 4^ Chicago 84 52 Pittsburgh 75 58 -^ 4 Brooklyn 58 69 .457 Cincinnati 57 75 .432 Philadelphia 54 73 .425 Boston 33 93 .262 MGkesl PIEDMONT LEAGUE Wilmington at Portsmouth. Charlotte at Richmond. Norfolk at Asheville. AMERICAN LEAGUE St. Louis at Washington. Detroit at Philadelphia. Chicago at New York. Cleveland at Boston. NATIONAL LEAGUE New York at'Cincinnati. Philadelphia at Chicago. Boston at St. Louis. Brooklyn at Pittsburgh. PIEDMONT LEAGUT No games played. AMERICAN LEAGUE Cleveland 8-1; Boston 1-6. Only games played. NATIONAL LEAGUE Pittsburgh 5; Brooklyn 4. Cincinnati 4; New York 1. Chicago 3; Philadelphia 2. St. Louis 15; Boston 3. Fairbanks-Morse Stokers. See Tan ner Roofing Co. —Adv. Announcement! We Announce the Opening of the VANCE CAFE (Opposite Rose’s 5-10 and 25c Store) Saturday, September 7th Henderson’s Newest, Mqst Complete and up to Date. Case and Luncheonette Whqrq Yqq (let The Best Os Everything That Your Money Can Buy— Meals —Sandwiches —Beer Sodas and Candies • * i » * a.. I ■'■■■■ ■ I ■■ . .. ■■ - ■■ - The public is invited \ p. cnll and inspect our pew and most modernly equipped Case. Rural Churches SANDY CREEK BAPTIST. Rev. L. B. Reavis, pastor. Sunday school, 10 o’clock. David Ayscue, superintendent. Morning worship, 11 o’clock. Ser mon b the pastor. B. P. U. 7 o’clock. The public is cordially invited to attend all of these services. There’s Real Joy In a Package From This Laundry You know that your clothes will be done right and that they will be home on time. We return them spotlessly clean and neatly ironed. You will marvel at the carefulness of our work —you will ap preciate the hours of worry about your clothes and you will learn that its cheap er and much more satisfactory to send us your clothes. PHONE US TO GET YOUR BUNDLE MONDAY MORNING. Henderson Steam LAUNDRY Phone 508 SCO M^ia 000 SE Liquid - Tablets Tonic an ,, Saive-Nosfl Drops laxative Fairbanks-Morse Stokers. Sch't' ner Roofing Co.—Adv.