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Entered a* second cUt* matter at the Post Office a' l>et roit . Michigan
Tnder thr Art of Man h 3. I<T9
One year. $173 mi month*, $1 00. three months *i"i ; foreign sult
•rription: 92.25 a year.
ALFRED CASFEY Asocial.' Editor
RISB J. COWANS Managing Ed "r
Jd E McCALL AdvertiOng Manager
CHARLOTTE PERRY \««;«tant \dv. r ■«>».• .Manager
Interstate I nlteil Newspapers. Inc.. 315 liith Lt, '*•« > ork t It?*
National Advci'i-tng It'-pi 'osrntativ
Patriotism Knows No Color
FULLY FIFTY-FIVE thou-aml of Detroit's one hundred
and forty thousand colored citizens turned out en
rrasse Sunday a f two uniqur local events. One M i the
e\ ents was a jrijrantii* patriotic celebration at Belle Isle,
under the auspices of the "\Ve Are Anierican.» In cm-,
inittee, headed hv Senator Uharles Dijrsr>- Approxi-i
mately twen thousand patriotic member.' of the race at
tended this affair and participated in one of the most in
fspirinp demonstrations of patriotism and loyalty ever j
staged in Detroit by any minority yr«uip.
Bands played, tlays waxed in the breeze, men and
n omen paraded and >peakers •»t national prominence ad
dressed the enthusiastic throi a. thr key speech bo top made
oy the famous Mrs. Mary Mi Lend Bethune. whose elo
quence held the vast assemblanpo spellbound. Other
prominent speakers inclioied Senator ( h;tr! i*- D<op-, Sena
tor Stan!ev Nowak. l.ouis.c . I> 'lint. Mrs. Rosa iit'app, the
Rev. Horace A. White. Carlton W. (iaines and others.
The music and prnup sinpinp were superb. A chorus
of more than three hundred trained voices under direction
of Mrs. .Icrene Macklin. and agisted by Prof. S. A. Kat
lilfe and Talmadp** Turner, patriotic st»np- which
were wildly cheered. One of the soup hit- rendered on
thi* occasion wa> entitled. "1 Am An Ameriian Too," and j
the immense i rnwd 1 itied in tne sinptop. W’. ('. Handy, j
the noted composer, was amonj; the celebritie- present at
the celebration.
The other hip even* Sunday took place at Rj'ipps Sta
dium. when -of*, i hirt\ thousand colored Detroiters
turned out to »oe the double-header between two colored
baseball teams from th* Fast. The affair was promoted
by a local man. Joseph Cole, and was a signal success.
T e Tribune congratulates Mr. Cole and Senator
Dipp* and their associates upon the leadership and effi
ciency *hey demonstrated in pettinp together un h mam
moth crowds of our people. It is p real feat for any leader
to hrinp twenty thousand nr thirty-she thousand pe pie
together at one time, but Dip?- and Cole have demonstrat
ed that it can be done.
Let's keep hammering - away along: this line of enemir
arinp mas* assembly and mass effort, not only at patriotic
mee*n p- and Athlot < a>sics. pit j.'- at ‘he polls at elec
tion time. Let us remember that citizens who neplect to
\n»p and to partn ipai* m political activitb . may some du.\
«e the privilejre of vn’injr.
More Justice For The Negro
IN HIS KFFORTS to secure passage of federal legislation
whn h would result in a large measure of justice and
fair p’.av for American Nrgr es, Congressman Arthur W. !
Mitchell, of Illinois, in a ret out «pee» h on the floor of Con
pro*' .rped action op H R. .3Toll, a bill to create an indus
trial c mmi"ion on Negro affair-.
In the course of hi- ap/oaTT Congressman Mitchell
•lid: fS
"1 am deeply a’ the a<tion of the President !
rs 'hr Cnited State- order of June 25, IDII. w hich 1
provider) '' •• T' ; -s-^ffoir*morn of a Committee on Fair Km-j
plovm.’t ’ Prai\ce. This, as evu rybody knows, j< only one
es the rr <uj*Jt\ >»n< of my lull, the passage of w hich I
have urgeif-tfver a long period of years, and which hill
viev.ld ha', c the endorsement of every American citizen
who believes in fair play for American citizens. Who can
«av ’hat this lull is asking too much on a nation leading the
fight for gt rural democracy for the world? At present,
'vp are making a jjesperate effort to create and maintain
Wronger friendship and better relations with South Ameri
can countrii-. so a- to protect democracy in the world.
It is my candid opinion that our task in this connection is
made most difficult because of our failure to practice these
very principles among o irselve*. and to extend the proper
recognition and justice to the Negro who is an American
offizen. living in this country and performing every duty
imposffl upon him by the (Jo\ ernment. and w hose loyalty
to the ("Invert m* nt ha* never been questioned and cannot
now be questioned.”
fU'rgrps-man Mitchell further declared that” at this
\pry moment, w hen this country is straining: every nerve
and fiber to prepare itself for defense against stibvr" ive
doctrines and activities calling aloud for workers in < . orv
the Negro i« not included, except in the most limited
w ay.”
In this great democracy, where all men are supposed
to be created free and equal, with the right to life, liberty
and the pursuit of happiness guaranteed by the Constitu
tion. it is unfortunate that it should he necessary to appeal
to Congress for justic e for Negro citizens. How long will
t v ese conditions continue? Let the conscience of the na
tion answer.
The UAW-CIO Convention
A COMPREHENSIVE report, entitled “Automobile Un
ionism,” and compiled-in a booklet of 110 pages, was
submitted by R. (I. Thomas to the hundreds of delegates
who attended the sixth annual convention of the I'AW-
CfO which convened in Buffalo last week.
In commenting on the part played by Negroes in the
campaign to unionize the Ford plants at Dearborn and
River Rouge. Mr. Thomas said in part:
"Throughout the strike, only one situation threaten
ed to disrupt its peaceful course. That was the attempt
by the Ford Service department to arouse race feeling by
presenting thr strike to the public as a fight between Ne
gro workers and w’hite workers.”
Mr. Thomas stated further:
“The l AW-riO and the whole labor movement owes
a great debt to a group of Negro leaders and Negro Ford
workers w ho saw their duty as citizens of a democracy and
used their influence to thwart a clash which at times
threatened to reach the proportions of a race riot.”
Another feature of the Buffalo convention of much
significance was the fight led by Frankensteen and Ruther
to eliminate the influence of radicals from the UAW-CIO
Say • •
111 'I UN.I. THE I MHOimiENT
THE NATION is snickering at
, Georgia Gcorgiam* with an
mime nt' intelligence are hanging
thru head* in shame. all bceausc
imbecile looking, cigar smoking.
i tl-Mii-|it'n<l*‘i wening Governor
Eugene Talruadge t* showing the,
nat.on how little sen.-e a man can
have and he rnor of Georgia. |
Govern' r Talrhadge lias been
waging a t ampaign to kluxify
tlrn! gi.t s state ctlticational institu
t on*. To k' ' p the light oi learn
ing and the breath of culture from
i tmtaminatutg Georgia voutii. Tal-,
ji.aiige hi- had ftted Dean Walter
i ’(>' king, of the school of education, i
t im«T*ii v of Georgia, ‘ta fur.riucr ’ I
h.irit in lowa md Dr. Marvin S
Pittman, president o f Georgia State
Teach* : - t nllfge. an*'thrr "turnn
. r horn in Mis -i.-stpi>i.
The i harge against D* an Cocking
1- tit a * lie ll.i- heeji Ille-.-llig aiOUndl
wnh a 1 subversive - ’ nlganization
tne .lulitt- Rorcnwahi Fund, lnci
dentall'. this fund has spent some
ei *> mm min supporting education of
NegiOts and whites in the South.
Tile men (OUtiected with th< Rosen-I
w.ihl Fund ate ;o cuscd l>y Tnlmadge
of p.a, hng that : • grn< - atol
vii . will ride m the same railroad
ia- t in the satin schools, go to
:in -.tine lav at t ie-."
Hi I’itttnan is charged w+tlt per
il ft ;i:g v noting student* and teach
vi - font Tiiskegre Institute to eat
-.itidwo t - ,>n the t.tmpus **f tlo
tie-' g:,i Stat'- Teachers College.
1; should In very comforting to
t o p oponrnts .»f white authority
•!i tlo South to see one of their
h*f dtsdples w .gttig a determin
ed *glit to prove how correct th -ir
position is. Tl<’ college giaduates
of Georgia must take great pride ill
• Iprofound ita'enieiit hv tiieir
Jiidgo ,loe It* n .lav kson. one of the
•ii w legents f the I nivemity of
G< cia. Sa>- .lutigi Hen .latkson:
An iininteliigent white man. if he
- whit", - hem r than tlie most
• till! ated Negio on earth." We feel
-me that the opinions of this
"Srec ' .t idgo must astountl the
ififH i | roj ( w»i ir>g
.latkson a;,d Talmadge are t»ut
tv plea! ol so •!* ill politicians. They
.• tlto |, on! that the Demoeiatic
po!;*ji- purified (,y lily-vvhitism for
.n r fifty v' r , lias produced. They
.»i!y p-ove to the world what a
; m* the South is paying for its
po : v of rare prejudices and vg
;lr it 1"P ilppiint Horn the t’lcve
.l ml i ill Post. MIC. 2 )
111 X| Rl f»| Mil It Ii \MF
At t >.NSI DhivAHLE nunihct of peo
ple go out in the wot Id apparent- (
!v unaware of their atolity as well
* unaware of lit' aitility of ihti
which they arc to •mounter. P is
Mm jm i of wisdom to know one.-
own limitation* a* well to have
si me di finite knowledge of tin
en;th oi that against which there
is lo lie e( mhat.
tine *f tip greatest fragetlie* o:
and is 11ay i- There are *« iiiMiiy pet*,
pie, far ttm many oi them, who can
set mousetraps to perieetlon. How
ever, they «re not satisfied with
such small games s„ they proceed
to try to trap hears in moiiseirHps
only to get themselves caught •*y
the very lour* Ihey we«l<| (Item
selves lru|t.
And Jhat should suggest that: -
(in*- should study his game, know
liis ability, ms g* niiis; and if h<
*;.is traps for mice, either stick to
llw hueinrs- of catching mu > or
c* t him i. trap for the kind of gam*
in vvis!h s to iatch. One of the
tli nt- inif> --ill - .* 1 to do is: To <Bl< h
bear* In little mouse trap*.
Tiler* is another suggestion that
i not out of place here. Hath
.voting and old can thereby profit.
It may sound trite, but it is true
t,* v *t; hr less The} who spend ci.
I her their means, money or talent
or strength In dissipation are mort
gaging themselves |o disease and
poverty, the two creditors who are
pertain to foreclose nt last, Hnd in
variably will lake possession oi
their property !!!!! Remember the
.old saying. You can't eat your
* ake and still have it!
THERE are counties* thing* which
merit remembering. There are
some thing* which should he fol
lower! bei ause of w hat they mean to
life, on the oil'er hand there are
some things which should he for
gotten, and others which should he
spurned as anathema.
It t»ays to remember th*t the
higher up one goe-, the more he is
watched— even * tin rooster on the
j top of a high ateepio l* of more Im
portance that two or three rooster*
I in flm barnyard.
iri a barnyard. (Reprint from the
I Aug 2 issue of The St. Louis Call.)
Vacation Time
Ity t buries Everell .lat kson
hstTinfiTW wit. TANARUS» happy ffgy!
I'll all my time devote in play.
And fishing early in the day,
I S< honl i* out. (> happy day!
! School f» out O happy day!
j* And book* and rare* ar* thrown
I aw«y.
So to speak or so to *ay.
School 1* out O day!
S(hool |s out o happy day!
And not a child I* left ungay.
And to that truth not one says
School I* out. O happy day!
School i« out, O happy day!
And children are at home to stay.
To worry pappa'a hair away;
: School i* out, O happy day!
i School la out. O happy day!
Forever may it be that way,
Or nest year rloae its doora In
I May. v
) School la out, 0 happy day I.
Detroit and Descriptions;
Fads, Faahiona, Foiblea
Well, this is my third week in
Detroit, the Motor City, 1 believe.
Most of you "ill want lo know who
the half-crat ked writer of this col- 1
umu is. And so. ih** hrst question ■
would be; What docs he look like?
N lie middle aged, young or elder-1
1v? Well l m all three. You’ll |
simply have to come to the Tribune
because 1 want to meet you any-:
way. Vans. I m allergtr to sitting
in a picture sludio and l’ni certain
ly not “ph* togenic." Hut, at any
rate come in *nd let’s get acquaint
What ti*> I think of Detroit? Well,
that depend*. If I kui ever get set
oti this spider-webbed <4ty, where
you start at a given point anti end
at the sam< place. I'll he doing
well. Bill I like it here. I've seen
red stockings for the ltdir*: big
wide-hriir.med straw lmts for the
"iats;" sleeper* in th<- parks; |
street walkers on the avenues. I've
heard the moan of the river steam
er* land think of Ben Burmant and
I've enjoyed a variety of high-pric
ed meals and changeable weather.
Sepia Satisfactions—-
Sartorial Satellites. m
Doiit people ever g" to bed
here? All-night show- a* < nmodnte
the weary-worn traveler. .Night
tilth hand' blare mu to the woe
hours and cnteraintrs tap. buck
ami Mitmtiue < slier-wahhle?t
even if the aforesaid mentioned is
a little out of date. (Men love it
jii“t t!i» same v
I've >ccii * me of th* (heautifull
e-n w> nictt'Amerlt • affords. Golrl
*n brown, rich chocolate high
yallffs. Men tailor* tl to the last
minute, with that lackadaisical,
worldly air. driving in their
straight- eight-, special patterns,
white walled tires and whatnot.
,- Hig shot" executive. hu*ines*
iii'ii, with eveivthmg that life af
ford-. Gay (chick* t. shall I say,
lovely homes, ancl money.
Babbling.*, Blitzkriegs
Wigs, Wops and Women
I’lastrrcd head* a plenty. Conk
ed to th* bric k-. Hair that has been
"sateenizc and" so that a flv would
hi eak hi- neck trying to light. Men
with blenched hair. Rant* over-am
lntioii-ly log at the *■* ami
waistline and teeny-worny at the
cuff-. M* n. women, everybody,
(dishing out Jive* till the chimes
stop ringing.
A ruckus now ami then a man
friend threatening to “take down"
hi* lady friend in a tavern. A
young wc man chased out of her
home and afraid to come back.
Economics and Existence
Industry and Indifference
The defense* In uni lias jcdd*d
many a thousand to the iiott* ni!< --
i< k*'t of * lig til** fellow*. Ami so.
everybody's muni in ks in tern,- of
'mellow cals’ and streamlined
vv* men. "Food pliers rats*d"
Room* at n premium. A dollar g*c>
l at the snap of a finger.
Everybody wants to work for ' r
i government Lot* of 'em don't w nt
jto work. Busines* tloinc so w * :
;th > d* n't even think ahe ut 1" g
i poi it**. «Went into a local drugs'* ■■*•
I I * other day. Bought a pnkage of
* Igiirettes. Clerk threw pap* *f
matches at nie Soliloquy will g.t
According to Dr. Bruce || lieu
la- h*'alth commissioner, rat- are
one of the most impm tnnt ni»■ tv.<« <s I
of any community. The rat | mb. j
1* m i* reftentedly called to tin rr
tentlon of health worker* very rm-i
phntieally by the oceurrence- p«
Ily l«nae .lone*
A gentleman who hsilrd from the
Southland recently came to thi
w l iter’* place last w eek, to tell m*-
hi* opinion on the »gro v*. r |.
ored hattle that I have been wedg
ing through the medium of the De
! troit Tribune.
| "Mr. .tone-, lam from Alabama—
i Birmingliam, to he exact, I have
| been r*'*ding your article* "Why
I Di-like Th n Word Negro.' fm
several month*. nn*l I want to com
mend you for vnur stand. l a m one
of those 15.ft00.n00 Colored Anteri
!*an* who *li*like that word ".Ne
gro." and | «annct see why any
member of our group would want
Ito he call' ll something that they
I arc not. 4'oil Hu lied lie. ,vcn ihc
j wliiics in the south will ruler to
you n« ••Colored'* p«'**p|e. it is
I seldom ! Ileal I brill ii*** Negro...,
they use Hie * th*T "kill-word" moi**
than Negro, but we us** the word
luu~ much out selves. Even ou th*>
waiting room* In the depots
throughout the south, there *re two
standard word* used "White” and
"C nlnrerf' "
J hops to *e# the day when Co|-
! ered people will wake up to the
fart that a* a group '‘Colored” and
only Colored I* correct, and as a na
tionality name, •’Afro-American.”
and only "Afro-American i* cor
rect.” continued this gentleman. I
am confident that you are making
our group reallre the difference
between the two word* and T feel
that by keeping up the fight, the
battle w ill he won. You may not live
to see If yourself, hut you will hitve
the honor of having started the
fight.'' May (Jod hies* you and The
Detroit Tribune and it* entire
i iaff.”
Another reader h»* *poken....
what have you to **y m thl* *ub-
Ject let m« hear from y0u....
my addraaa ia (71 Eaat Columbia
even later). Why don't people re
member that "Business goe* where
its wanted and stays where it's
well treated? Choice steaks at S.S3.
Cahf die's at $.35. Neck bone and
hl.ee keyed peas at $.35. Et cetera,
et c etera, et cetera.
Seaways and Zooming Cars
Crossings and Criticisms
3mi know . 1 ni from St. Louts.
Vile ciitiky little nver steamer* the
J.igces use there wouldn't be a
drop in tlie bucket here. These big
tiling- enthrall tne. So. If you see
me gaping and looking wild ami
s-ill.v. you'll know I'm a little boy
Mont tlie country. And these cars
zip up these one-way street:-, and
I keep looking the other way. Three
lane streets. 1 don't think I'll try
any jay-walking.
Criticisms don't help, but I
simply mu.-t make them. These
folk- who aie making all the mnn
.new "1 defense had better think
o: what may c nine later. Impres
sion- run in cycles. Everything ha*
it- contrast, you know. Cars can't
run without gas and ga* stations
c-Mint the drops these days. Th n se
b< v- had better put h little of that
money away and get ready to go
ha k home to pick cotton after a
Negro businesses here have the
he -t * h*TH< e in the world to make
money (Advertisc-Advertise-Adver«
t'-e'i Think of church somrtini"s.
Send a little money home. Remeni
hrr tint conditions alxive the
Ma-on-Dixon line can lie made
vv -e by just a small group. Par
ent* t.*k‘ your c-hlidten in hand
and help them to he peaceful and
law-abiding. Let's have happiness
and j y.
Ha.. Been* and Wuz Izzes
Compliments and
Evnyhndy who was anybody hut
now isn't anybody has tsnucki
in' * Detroit. And certainly, every
body who is anybody lives here or
In been here. They all seem to get
along ncht well.
But. there is one thing we've got
to I* urn to tin. Support oui local
hu-in* ssos. no matter what they
at* Detroit is as fine R city ns one
w ulri want.
Conclusions, Considerations,
Motorrr.ania, Mania and
And so. friends, 1 am happy to
be Inn I've enjoyed my vvenk on
tin Tribune staff. I'm here to add
my hit loan already fine reputation.
I vv.mt you to join me. Every one o»
>"ii is my friend ancl you have
ii mis. All in all, to make De
i og s institutions what they should
h*\ we've nil got to join hands.
We've got to fight for *inr rights a*
1 1* troller*.
1 love the droning of the ears.
Dizzy enough are the constant
maniacal deduction* of a wan
dering. uncertain populere.
I like every little thing here. 1
know that preacher* rant and rav*
here ins* like they do in Ft. Loui e
I know that Scarlet Sister Mary's
march the street*. I see that mm
and women here have all the evil-,
and all the virtues that St. Louis
ha -. In other words, Detroit: en
thralls me; depresses me; dis
gusts me; thrills me; gives me the
jitters; carouse-, careens, grows
and grumbles But that's Detroit.
riodically, of certain diseases which
are directly attributable to vats.
In one of the Detroit hospitals
there are at the present time two
c hildren who are all with a disease
that i* spread by. rats, one child
rcrmtly bitten by n rat. has a se
rious disease usually referred to as
"rat-bite fever." Four room away
there lies another child who Is ill
with Weil's disease, which Is
transmitted directly or indirectly
by rats. In another section of the
city eight dogs hsve already died of
a disease that is spread by rats and
other* are ill. The most significant
aspec t of this disease is that it is
readily fransmittabl# to human*
and in a large proportion of case*
the human type of the disease is
The rsf problem Is recognized as
an important menace. The control
of this menace Is in a large meas
ure, a public responsibility. If rats
are not ullnwed breeding place* and
are deprived of food, their repro
duction is proportionately de
creased. Building* should tie rat
proofed, and inadequate garbage
can* or other sources of food for
ruts should he eliminated. A con
certed effort toward the de*rruc
tion of tats by the community at
large, tne hiding the puhlir and
governmental agencies, |s necessary
to rid the community of a real
health hazard, not t 0 mention the
great eccnomtr loss growing out
of the property rat* destroy.
Announce Exams For
City Civil Service
The City of Detroit Civil Service
Commission announced this week
that examination* for trained nttra-
Ing attendant will he held Aug. 15;
for Junior Accountant, Aug. 23;
transportation equipment operator.
Sept, ft; General staff nurae and
public health nurse. Sept. 9.
Application* must he mad* on an
official blank which may he obtain
ed at tha office* of Commission on
th# 15th floor of the Water Board
bulldlßf, 735 Randolph aUaaL
The Knight Was Black‘d
111 order In iulrtll hi* promise H*
Barr) Bartan. Conrad threaten*
to expose I It** rronked deal* of thr
«IM lonnrll tin lea* thof airrro so
appropriate fund* lo '«uild »
school In the colored ronnHunit).
•rhr) agree. At the opealng of
fhr in order Irial Hi** no*! day.
I onratl question* I'eter limn, ta
dead linin'* l»n*lne** partner, hut
mIK in show hi* ii*hhl aplrlled
|M*rf«>ntian«'«* e*pecinll) whrn
M n.li'l in*- Day !«!*«•** »h«*
her own defense.
M .nli'l ini- didn’t answer, but th<*
. .owiled court room seemed to In ,
dosing ill on her. she put her hand
to her throat as if to quiet the
throbbing hi he that rolled up from
her heart. , 1
••Can't you answer— ? Philip s
steel gray f>es bore into hers. I
• I don't remember.’' her voice
w.is faint.
-Then what do you remember?'"|
"I mid him not to come any
rearer—hut he kpp’ on—l puked
up the knife—told him again and
again not to tout'll me. Hut he paidj
im h id he grabbed my hand—|
we stniggled a" he tried to take
the IvUife away. 1 remember him
jerking th# knife then 1 was free
Without stopping to look at him. Ij
rushed from the library. All I want*,
cd was to get away— '* j
"And you left him dead, didn't
you ?"
-No. Ik must have been alive
when 1 left—lie must have been."
('hanging his H ttn k Phiilp asked
"you owed the deceased money?
"How much
"Five hundred dollars"
Kilted murmurs went around
the court room.
"He warned you to pay him
back 7"
".Ye*, but I couldn t pay hint, his
"Whit do you mean lit* way?"
"He wanted me to go with him to
his hunting lodge" Madeline * < hin
rested on her breast, her hands j
moved nervously.
Quietly Philip asked. "Do you
expect this court In believe that?
"It's true." she whispered.
"First. Anthony proves himself
your benefactor when he demands
an accounting you kill him, then
you vilify his money what soit of|
a woman an- you?'' his voire was
cold and hard.
"Hut it's Iru* ." Madeline's head
was hack, she faced hint squarely.
Philip shook hi* dinger neat i
Madeline's face as he shouted. "You
admit threatening the deceased w ith
the knife you struggle for its pos
session— win ii you were free you
left the library Anthony Wallberg
was dying when you left—your
finger prints, the blood on your
uniform tell the story lie tinned
to the Jury. ‘ l.adies and gentlemen,
you ha\e before you a dear case
of wilful murder. (Juilt is written
on the fare of Madeline Day—her
words, her action proclaim her
guilt I'm sure you’ll do your duty,
he turned hack to Madeline. "How
you expec led to ( ome to this court
with such impossible testimony,
thinking shat intelligent men and
women would he so naive that they
would believe it You killed An
thony Wallberg. Madeline Day.*'
Madeline Day drew herself
straight up in her chair as she
said "It a not true—l didn't kill
him "
"According t«» your own interpre
tation of the scene in the lihrnry
>ett couldn't swear to your own
Innocence. When Anthony Wall
berg fought lo save his life hv fry
ing to get the knife fro yon. you
stabbed him and fled.. That's the
part of your story you left out."
"Hut it's not true—"
"According to your own testi
mony. you don't rememhpr Just
w hat happened "
"I Just know T didn’t kill him "
Madelines eyes filled with tears
that ran in torrents down her
eheeks. "j didn't kill Anthony
Wallherg "
'Tan von prove I*—" Philip thun
Madeline's vohe was choked with
I soh«. she tried to speak, hut could
| only her hand in denial.
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Philip looked at Madeline. Tor a
brief moment he was unable to con
trol the love shining in his eyes. It
-as the love of a life time that
could live only in his heart, buried
deep away front the sight of roan.
The sight of Madeline sobbing her
heart out. cut Philip so deep he was
i.liable to fate the court with his
usual calm, and so he turned anti
went swiftly to his table, "That s
all." he said. ... ,
pale came forward and helped
Madeline from the stand.
The tenseness of the c rowd was
broken by a mysterical giggle from
a young woman. It was followed
by a rising tide of whispering, that
brought a quick rap from the
clerk's gavel.
Dale Westons face was grim as
)• > addressed the court "May I ask
the Indulgence of this court In
allowing Peter Dean to again take
the stand.
The permission was granted and
the court clerk called out, Peter
Dean will please take the stand.
Consternation was written on the
face of Peter Dean as he made his
way back »o the stand
"Now, Mr. Dean," said Dale, "in
your testimony you stated your
business association was a happy
. nd profitable one?"
"Yes, I did say that." Peter
• But isn't it true. Mr. Dean that
on 1 lie very day of the murder you
handed your partner your resigna
Peter's face was white and
strained as he answered, "that's
true "
"Perhaps Mr. Dean" Dale's voice
was smooth and even "you wouldn't
consider that unusual."
"Isn't It true also. Mr. Dean."
Dale continued, "that you hated
vour partner, the late Anthony
Wallherg ?"
"I wouldn't.say that—wc were
not as friendly rs before—"
"Before what." Dale asked.
Peter flushed. "1 don’t under
stand." Peter replied.
"That you no doubt mean Mr.
penn. that the friendship terminat
ed when you fell In love with his
Peter started to speak but re
maintrd silent. It wa« tantamount
to a confession of his love for Fay.
"Mr. Dean " said Dale, "you .were
planning a trip long trip abroad ?"
"Yes. 1 was." he admitted stiffly.
"And not alone ?"
Again Teter took his time an
"You were not going alone, Mr.
The heavy hreathing of the
crowd, made the room close, op*
prrssiv e.
Then suddenly Dale held up the
memo pad. Ruth had taken from
Peter's pocket Christmns day.
Peter s startled case was fixed on
ills own hand writing cover
ing the pud. Notations he had
made in planning hi« trip with
"You were planning to elope with
the wife of your partner. Is that
true— ?"
The crowd stirred restlessly —a
wilted look came over Peter's face
a* his eyes caught Fay s Fay’s face
was a dead white mask with eyes
like burning coals. The thing she
had feared all these months had
happened at last. The story of
Petei * and her love was public
Philip rose. "1 object your hon
or. Why drag the reputation of the
deceased mans widow in the
mire ?"
Dale turned a sarcastic eye upon
Philip, "May I remind the prosecu
tor that he had no such scruples
when he unlashed his attack of
lificafion on Madeline Day. I’m
here to prove to this court the in
nocence of this defendant —prove,
she Is not guilty of the charge of
murder and prove to this court that
Peter had more reasons to wish
i <he death of Anthony Wallherg than
had Madeline Day. I shall prove
Peter Dean was In the library the
n'ght the deceased met his death. I
shall prove Peter Dean lied when
h« said nothing unusual happened
| the day of the murder.”
The court room rocked from the
I e cilemrnt. The clerk 'raped his
gavel for order, but it
voice of th« judge llla ,
quiet to the turbulent '***
be aatd, "The object j *“*»
ed and Mr. West, n am
Again Dale laced pn fl i.
it w.a a different £" t'* *
Petefa confidence £
moved nervously u,,* "' *
eyes showed lea,- Ifar *»
mounting evidence a S ., n .t \ *
.rar of me terrible e nsam..,
that evidence— fear tor
he loved. *°®«
‘M*. Dean. 1 have hrre two u
lets—one received hv Mrs wT
berg three day* after the muri
and written by you. Thu
places you „ , tu of
he other Is a detail*, ,epu n
by an agency for the cK mrt J
yours and Mrs !Va||be r « ,££
ties over a —period nf V*
months. You may read these
then perhaps ><,„ will tell thii.Ji
the truth about the murder of2
partner. Dale gave ,!„
Petter. Ihe paper made a
ing sound as Peter ir^blintS
unfolded the letter **
Peter read the letters hil
eyes traveled over the
lines tightened around his Hm lal
his shoulders slumped a little 'm
a heavy weight had been ni,rt!
there. He handed the Otters back
to Dale. 1
"You can identify one 0 f th* lr.
"Now, Mr Dean getting
fror.t the letters for a nontn- I
wonder if you rcognue this hrj.
kerchief-?" He pa-.ed hjci>
kerchief to peter. The Mmt OJ ,
taken from his pocket icy R u .h m
the night of the party v p,r,
Peter took the hatidken hies look,
ed at it closely, l o |c appssrt t*
he one of my handkerchief* H;i
questioning gaz» sent to F»* g
bewildered eipre«.«Hiti on h'.v fit*
"Thet you hrluw it (n he cm
of your hankdert hief* -
"Yes.'' Peter ati‘setec| *|n»|j
"Perhaps. Mr. Dear yo u r « u
doubt tell the ton ■ "Ivtheßi't
to this handken hies nappenM >sm
found In the W'i|:>' a ||hn r,
stained with Ant im Vka!lb*'|i
blood- f*
A gasp f ll >u th» i • . a
Peter Dean lifted h n «|' (■ rti *j(
witness c hair and •’ t . »• t» 4
"Can yop on.*, 'h*' .|,m■ >g
Mr. Dean ?*'
Peter, then I* .to . , n D
chatr and replied No I ntittsj
you that.'"
"Because I c ant i'll *• u ho *it
was foun dihetc
Dale smiled. "Then lil put it :hl
way you were In the hrsry u
the niglit the deMic-wi n.et hi
<ieath ,W« re you Itot
Peter ran hts hand* tliru hi* hair
nervously before an*" ♦: in*. I»k
I was in the libra v • iiat night, bat
1 did not kill Tony, f .
when I arrived—
" Why did you visr the Walktrl
home that night’
Peter sw allow eel iw.. *r thru
times then answered i g.oe T(#f
my reaignation that Mine afternoon.
He was very an:r\ and accused
me of some unspeakable things.
Told he would never clivori* Fif
and threatened to get even «it:iul
both. 1 didn't wor y about whs; hs
would do to nm but 1 did worrf
about Fay. 1 realim'l to that il*
though Fay and I had planned t|
leave the country woli me thl
would not be happy leading that
kind of life. And 1 wanted her t#
be happy Bring closely <4 s-octat**
with Tony for several 'ears. I
naturally learned about mail.* of hi
crooked deals. I know he rather do
than have divulged. So I msd'4
mv mind to bargain with him f«
Fay’a freedom."
"I w ent out to Tony * estatf. •
met Fay. She tried to wuMsdtß*
But I Insisted on seeing T'T'T **<
did not tell her why I wanted*
see him. I entered the library t“*
the french doors. 1 «nw Ton" tt* l '
ed in his chatr near the desk I
called him hut he didn't an***
Thinking he was asleep. I **”
over to him. to foufh his should r>
he didn't move—then 1 shook h®
then looking more closely I ' fi
PH to mv terror he was dead
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