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COPYRIGHT ‘"_ x _ y fti^ l^^^ U- V/afJT JARDIN
: 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.
• 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
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
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. . . .
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door. So snapping It on, Blair looke-J
at the thing on the floor . . . the
thing' that had screamed and then
fallen at his feet.
Recoiling a little, he knelt for a
moment. A man? Heavens!
Maurice Boisevaln, . . . was this
he? The love child of Morelie Boise
vain, the child of Morelie and Mau
rice Creel?
The head of a man, yes. 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
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
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
out. It was the only thing I could
think of. Did you find them?”
“Yes, that’s how I finally came
“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
“Why ... I guess so.”
Blair kissed her upturned lips, and
patted her golden hair.
tlllE fJiDJ
Advances of Federal Funds
To Be Made for Pur
chase of Supplies
Dfatiy ]i|«pntch Berea*,
In the Sir Wsilter Hotel.
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
“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
“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
More than 100 of the dead remained
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.
State of North Carolina,
County of Vance.
IN the superior court
P. B. FiNCH, Administrator' of the
Estate of Harry G. Staunton, De
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.
Clerk Superior Court, Vance County
Gholson and Gholson,
Attorneys. '
Club W- B. rrt
Richmond 39 ~~ '’ n o
Wilmington 3 1 .500
Asheville ~r
Norfolk 28 34 .402
Charlotte 22 40 • 3 " w
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
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
Wilmington at Portsmouth.
Charlotte at Richmond.
Norfolk at Asheville.
St. Louis at Washington.
Detroit at Philadelphia.
Chicago at New York.
Cleveland at Boston.
New York at'Cincinnati.
Philadelphia at Chicago.
Boston at St. Louis.
Brooklyn at Pittsburgh.
No games played.
Cleveland 8-1; Boston 1-6.
Only games played.
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.
We Announce the Opening of the
(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
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.
Henderson Steam
Phone 508
SCO M^ia
000 SE
Liquid - Tablets Tonic an ,,
Saive-Nosfl Drops laxative
Fairbanks-Morse Stokers. Sch't'
ner Roofing Co.—Adv.

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