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THK HOLUKOOK NEWS. HOLBKOOK. AJUZONA, JANt 6. 1922
CopynqHt" Kothlggn Norris, CHAPTER I. Richard Carter had called the place Crownlands," not to please himself, or even his wife. Eut It was to his mother's newly born family pride that the Idea of being the Carters of Crownlands made Its appeal." The es tate, when he bought it. had belonzed to a Carter, and the tradition was that two hundred years before It had been a grant of the first George to the firt of the name In America. Madame Carter, as the old lady liked Jto be called. Immediately adopted" the un known owner into a vasue eousinslsip. spoke of him as "a kinsman of ours." and proceeded to tell old friends tha: Crownlands had always bten "In the family."1 It was s home of creamy brick, co lonial In design, and set ia splendid lawns and great trees on the har.k of the blue Hudson. White driveways circled It. great stables and garages across curve of green meadows had their own Invisible doir.r.in. and on the shining highway there was a full mile of high brick fence, a marching line of great maples and sycamores, and a demure lodge beside tha mighty iron gates. On one of the wide benches that were placed here. and there on the de scending terraces, in the late hours of an exquisite summer Afternoon. Isa bella Carter had seated herself, and Anthony Pope, her cavalier, had thrown himself on the steps at her feet. She was a woman worthy of the ex quisite setting, and might well have turned an older head than that of the boy' beside her. Brunette, wi'Ji smooth cheeks deeply touched with rose. Mack eyes, and a warmly crimson mouth that could be at once provoont!ve and relentless, she glowed like a flower herself in the sweet and enervating heat of the summer's first warm day. She was the tiniest of women, and the little foot, that. In its transparent silk stocking and buckled slipper, was close to Anthony's hand, was like a '-Jiild'B. The man was twice her size, and as dark as she. earnesr, eager, and today with a troubled expression clouding his face. It was to banish that look. If she might, that Is:lelle had delib erately stopped him here. . She had been bfliaving badly toward him, and In her rather irresponsible and shallow way she was sorry for it. Isabelle was a famous flirt, her bus- or1 -'jy;.-yC,vlK''-Hi;? ! 0 hV-A fytfZ&V I ' UL. K-S S'i'V A 1 MXyW4 J&iJm? ' -,1 hue Mwmz Isabelle Was a Famous Flirt. Her Husband Knew It, Everyone Knew It band knew It, everyone knew It. ' There was always some man paying : desperate court to her, and always half-a-dozen other men who were j eager to be in his place. Isabelle j lived for tills, went from one adven- j ture to another with the naive confi- j dence of a woman whose husband ; smiles upoa her playing, and whose j position is impregnable. ! Eut this boy, this Anthony, was dif- ' ferent. In the first place he was i young but twenty-six. In the second i place he wax, or had han, her own j son's closest friend. Ward Carter was ' twenty-two, and his mother nineteen years older. j Anfhr.nv was vounsr. anil he was nh- I surd, but he did not know it. and Isa- i belle .began to feel the dilliculty of keeping the whole world from diseov- ering,lt before he did. He made no se cret of his passion. lie came straig'.it to her In any company; he never looked at anybody else. To her own daughter Nina, seventeen years old. his attitude was almost paternal ; he Ignored Ward as If their friendship bad never been. Isabelle saw that she hud made a Since the World War 1, 197,940 dogs disappeared in France. Many thousands accounted for were killed by yrojectiles while employed as message-bearers with the French army. mistake. She should have killed this aiTalr at the very beginning. Tony was not like the older men. willing to play the game with Just a little scorch ing of lingers. Appearances meant nothing to Tony, and she had let the play go too far now to convince him that she did not return something of bis feeling. f'b liM.la-d down at him now, con ter.t to lie alone with her and at her foot, and a hundred mixed emotions stirred her. His feeling for her was not only pitiable and absurd in him, but it was rapidly n aching the point when it would make her absurd and pitiable, too. Nina, instinctively scenting the affair, had already ex pressed herself as "hating that Idiot :" Ward had scowled, of late, at the mere mention of Tony's name. Even her husband, the patient Richard, seeing ; the youth ensconce himself firmly be side hei in the limousine, bad had aside h:s mild comment : "Is tlfis young man a fixture .In our family, dear?" "You should be playing tennis, Tony," s:id Isabelle. "Tennis V A look of distaste crossed Anthony's face. "Please Cherle!" he begged. There was a silence brimming with sweetness and color. Tony laid his hand against her knee, groped until her own warm, smooth fingers were In his own. "Does Mr. Carter play golf tomor row?' he asked, presently.' "I suppose so!" "And you what do you do?" "Oh, I have a full day! People to lunch, friends of Madame Cartel " The boy laughed triumphantly. "I knew you'd say that!" he said. "Xow, I'll tell you about tomorrow. Von and I nre going to slip away, at about one o'clock, and go off In the gray car. We'll go un to well, some w here, and we'll have our lunch under the tr.Hs. We'll ho back at about four, for the tea callers, and they may have yon until I come back for dinner. After dinner we'll walk on the terrace ns we did two wonderful, wonderful nights ago, and perhaps " His voice had fa!!en to a rich and tender note, his eyes were rr.pt. "Perhaps." he si-.id, "just before we go In, nt the end of the terrace, you'll look up nt the star again " "Ti-ny!" Isabelle Interrupted, her face brilliant wilh color. "My dear boy my dear boy, think where this is going to end. In all reason in all reason " "Isabelle. what In God's name has reason to do with It!" lie knelt be fore her, and caught her hands, and Is:i!ielle had a terrified fear that Ward, or Xina, or any one else, might ward, or -Sinn, or ar P the S(t! him- "Tl,e 1,,s at you end I are terrace steps und instant you realize to each other, my darling," he said, "you begin to talk of reason. I-ove Isn't reason, Cherie. It's the divinest unreason in the world! Cherie. there's never been another woman for :me; there never will be! I can't live without you; I don't want to! You're frightened now, you don't know how we can manage it. Hut I'll find the way. The only thing that matters Is that you must beio-ig to me you shall belong to me ns I to you in every fiber of my being-" "Tony for Heaven's sake !" Isa belle was in an agony. Somebody was approaching. He had gotten to Lis feet, and was gloomily staring at the river, when Nina Carter, followed by a great waite Russian hound, came flying down the steps. "Mother " Nina, a tall, overgrown KlrU with spectacles on her straight nose, and straight, light-brown hair In thick braids, stopped short and gave her mother's companion a look of withering distaste. "Mother," she be gan again, "aren't you coming up for tear "A; T.ctty Allen to pour," said Mrs. Cavter, regaining her composure rapidly, and assuming the air of host ess at once. "P-etty went home for a tub." Nina explained. "She's coming back. But, Mother." she added, with a faintly re proachful and whining intonation, "really, you ought to be there " Mrs. Carter knew this as well as Nina. Rut she found the child ex . tromely tryis In this puritanical mood. Granting that this affair with Tuny did her, Isabelle. small credit, at least it was not for Nina to sit ia judgment. Rebellious. Isabelle fondled the loving nose of the hound with a ii: :!1. brown, jeweled hand, and glanced dubiously at Tony's uncom promising back "Trot bar's, Nina, love," said she to hr daughter, cheerfully, "and ask Miss Harriet to come out and pour. I'll be there directly. We'll come right i;p. Run along!" To Nina, in this Ignomlnous dismis sal, there was sweet. She adored "Miss llurri.rt." the Miss Field who had been her governess and her mother' secretary for the three happiest year Prmer made from seaweed is so transparent that it is used lor windows instead oi glass. The News will buy cf Nina's somewhat sealed young life. It would be "fun" to have Miss Field pour. Nina leaped obediently up the steps, with a flopping of -thick braids and the scrape of sturdy shoes, and the sweet summer world was In silence again. Isabelle sat on, stroking the haund, her soul filled with perplexity. An thony's eloquent back gave her sudden understanding of his fury. "All, please, Tony." she pleaded, "what can I do?" "Nothing!" he answered, suddenly pliant. "Nothing, of course." And he turned to her a boyish face stern with pain. "Of course you can do nothing, Cherie. I'm not such a such a fool " his voice broke angrily "that I can't see that ! Come on, we'll go up and have tea with the Bel lamys. And I 111 be going tonight. I'll say good-by to you now and per haps you'll be good eno.ugh to make my good-bys to the others " The youthfulness of It did not rob It of"real dignity. Isabelle, wretched ly mounting the steps beside him, felt her heart contract with leal pain. He would go away it would all be over and forgotten in a few weeks and yet, how she longed to comfort him, to make him happy again! She looked obliquely at his set face, and what she saw there made her feel ashamed. On the bright level of the npper ter race tea was merrily in progress. Miss Field had duly come down ,to preside, and all was well. Isabelle. as she drppped into a chair, gave a sigh of re lief; everyone was amused and ab sorbed and happ; Everyone, that Is. except the magnificent and sharp-eyed old lady who sat. regally throned, near her, and favored her Immediately with a -dissatisfied look. Ola Madame Carter had her own good reasons for being angry, and she never spared any o:;e available from participation In her isood. . She was remarkably handsome, even at seventy-five; with a crown of puffed while hair, gold-rimmed eye-glasses, and an erect and finely preserved fig ure. Her voice was theatrically deep and clear, and her manner vigorous and Impressive. "Well, my dear, your friends were naturally wondering what important matter kept their hostess away from her guests," she began. Isabelle shrugged and smiled carelessly, with an Indifferent glance at the group. "Harriet Is managing very nicely." she said, contentedly, as Tony, with a somber face and averted eyes, brought her her tea. "So Ward seems to think," observed Ward's grandmother with acidity. Isa belle laughed indifferently. Her son, slender and tall, and with something of her own eagerness and lire in his sunburned young face, was beside Miss Field, who talked to him in a quiet aside while she busied herself with cups and spoons. "Perfectly safe there!" Isabelle said. "I should hope so !" old Madame Car ter remarked, pointedly. "At least If there's any of our blood In his veins but, of course, he's all Slocum. They used to say of my Aunt Georglna that she never married because the only wan she ever loved was beneath her socially " Isabelle knew all about Aunt Georg lna. and she, looked wearll away. "The Bellamys are coming in for awhile," she observed, with deliberate irrelev ance, "and I hope they'll bring their Swam! or whatever he Is, with them. He must be a queer creature." "He's not a Swam!, he's an artist," Tony said, drawn Into z casual conver sation much against his will. "Blon dln I've met him. I can't bear lilin, he makes me sick!" He relapsed Into gloomy silence, and Isabelle put into her laugh something affectionate and soothing. "He evidently lives by his wits," she suggested, "which ia something you have never had to do!" Tony scowled again. It was part of his charm for her that he was the fpoiled darling of fortune. Handsome and young, and with no family ties to restrain him, he had recently come Into his own enormous fortune. His manner with servants, his ready check book, his easy French, and his unruf fled self-conlidenee In any imaginable contingency, coupled with his youth, had strong attraction for a woman conscious of the financial restrictions of lit r own early years and the limita tions of her public-school .education. "Why don;t you go to the club and dress now, and come back and dine with us?" she said, in an undertone. "Po you want me?" he asked, sulkily. "I'm asking you!" For answer lie stood up, and smiled wistfully down upon her, with u hesi tancy siie knew well how to interpret in bis eyes. He had been longing so thirstily for just that permission, and she had been yearning so to give it I Happiness came back Into both their hearts as he turned to go. and she gave him just a quick touch of a warm little band in farewell. Other guests bad come In, and Miss Field was extremely busy, and Ward, helping her officially, was busy, too. "Fun to have you down here !" he ?a!d, hi her ear. Harriet Field had an aside with a maid regarding hot water. Then shf gave Ward an Indulgent, an older-sisterly glance. He was in years almost twenty-two. but at twenty-seven the young woman felt him ages her junior. He was n joyous, irresponsible boy, and he and bis mother's secretary had always been good friends since the day. four years ago now, when the silent, somewhat grave Harriet Field had first made her appearance In the family. The young people loved her; Richard farter occasionally said to his wife. "Very clever very pretty girl!" which was perhaps as close as Animals obtain less value from the food they eat than man, and therefore, consume more. all your old RAGS TUE UNIVERSAL CAR We have a few good used cars for sale on TERMS-and you make your own terms, providing they are within reason. Jennings Auto Co. HolhrtoL. he ever go: to any domestic matter. ami isaDeiie connuea to ner almost oil Vi.i- rl,,lUu an. I 1 t-.o Vina 1ncnYl.il.lv curious, had gathered no more than that Miss Harriet's father had been a college professor of languages, and that her only relative was a married sister, Linda, much older, who had four children, and lived in New Jer sey. She was a master of the art of keep ing silent, this young woman, and but for her beuuty she might have been as Inconspicuous as she sincerely tried to be. But her simple gowns and her plainly massed hair only served to emphasize the extraordinary dis tinction of her appearance, and her ut most effort to obliterate herself could not quite keep her from notice. Old ?Jrs. Carter, who for reasons perfectly comprehensible In an old lady who had once been handsome herself, de tested Harriet, and said to her daughter-in-law tl)at In her opinion there was something queer about the girl. She was of that always-arresting type that combines a warm dusky skin with blue eyes and fair hair. The eyes, In her ense, were a soft smoky blue, set In thick and Inky black lushes, -and the hair was brassy gold, handed carelessly but trimly about her rather broad forehead. Ber mouth was wide, deep crimson, thin-lipped; It was a mouth of secrets and of mys tery, of character, a mouth that hud known the trembling of pain and grief, perhaps, but a firm mouth now, and a beautiful one. ' Looking at her, an artist would have fancied her a bold and charming and boyish-looking little girl,-fifteen years ago, with that Greek chin and thnt tawny mane ; would have seenier sexless and splendid In her early teeos, with a flat breast and an untamed eye. And a romancer might have wondered what paths had led' her, In the superb realization of her beautiful woman hood, at twenty-seven, to this subor dinate position in the home of a self made rich man, and this conventional tea table on a terrace over the Hud son. "Nearly half-past five, Nina," she said, presently. "Go and change and brush, that's a darling! Ton look rather tumbled." Nina, reaching for a marrqn, obedi ently wondered away, and immediately the empty chair beside Harriet was taken by a newcomer, Richard Carter himself, the owner of all thl9 smiling estate, who had come up from the little launch - at the landing, had changed hastily lato white flannels, Harriet saw at a glance, and had un expectedly joined them for tea. "Tea, Mr.' CarterT Harriet ven tured. He was watching his wife with a sort of idle Interest. She had to re peat her Invitation. "if you please. Miss Field! Tea sounded right, somehow, to me today. It's been a terrible day!" "I can imagine It!" Harriet's voice was pleasantly commonplace. But the moment hnd its thrill for her. This lean, tall, tired man, with his abstract manner, his perfunctory courtesies, his nervous, clever hands, loomed In oddly heroic proportions In Harriet's life. His face was keen and somewhat lined under a smooth crest of slightly graying hair; he smiled very rarely, but there was a certain kindliness la his gray .eyes, when Nino or w Always Fit ! Like a trained athlete, the Willys-Knight is al ways in'good condition. The Sleeve-Valve Motor is simple, free from care and cost. No valve grinding, . n o carbon cleaning, no lubrication trouble. Just miles and miles of continous satis, faction. WILLYS KNIGHT TOURING (1 7QK o. b. Arizonafpl. I 17 O No Inti rest on defend pay ments. Franklin-Overland Co. "It Improves With Uu" Arizona SENATOR WILLIS, OF OHIO, this critical hour" to reach back and take a firm grasp upon "those homely virtues industry, faith and courage." He says: "One, of the troubles of this world just now do not get alarmed, I am not going to enumerate them or prescribe remedies for them but some of the troubles in recent years is that so many of us and so many of our fellows in the other nations have been thinking so much about pol itics and other things that the nations have almost for gotten the habits of indus try. If the world would simply get down to business and go to work again i t would be one of the very best things that could hap pen to us. Our people learn ed that lesson of Industry. That is one reason why they have succeeded as they are succeeding. Here is another one. The Vice President has called attention to it, let us not forget it, men and wo men these forbears of ours succeeded, first because they were industrious and second, because they always had faith, faith in themselves and, faibh in God." or bis" wife turned to tilin, mat nur rlet liked. For Harriet he had hardly a dozen words a year. He merely smiled kindly when she thanked hlin for the Christinas gift that bore his un touched card ; if she went to her sis ter for a day or two, he: gave her only a nod of greeting wiien she came back. Now and then he asked with sharp Interest about Nina's teeth or his mother's headache. But Harriet hnd known other types of men, and for his very silences, for his indifference, she had begun to ad mire him long ago. She had not been born in this atmosphere of pleasure and ease and riches; she was not en tirely unfitted to judge a man. Isabelle was always breezily civil to her husband ; he had long ago van ished as completely from among the vital elements of her life as If he were dead, perhaps more than if he were dead. She thought if she thought about him at all that he never saw her little affairs; she supposed him perfectly satisfied with his home and children und club and business, and incidentally with his beautiful figure head of a wife. They hud quarreled distressingly, several years ago, when he had bored her with references to her "duty," and her Influence over Nina, und her obligations to her true self. lUit that hud all stopped long since, and now Isabelle was free to sleep late, to dress ut leisure, to make what engagements she pleased, to see the persons who interested her. Rich ard never interfered; never was there a more perfectly discreet and gener ous husband. Half the women Isabelle knew were attempting to live exactly us she did, to cultivate "suitors," and drift about in an atmosphere of new gowns und udulution and orchids nud softly lighted drawing rooms, and in cessant playing with fire; it was the accepted thing, in Isubelle's circls, and that she wus more successful ia It than other women was not at al7 to her discredit. To be contniued next week. NOTICE All rumors circulating through out the town retrardine the nur- chae of the aeencv of the Liter ary Digest by"Bob" B-r-t-n, are absolutely false. B. J. Notice for Publication Department of the Interior U. S. Land Office at Phoenix. Arizona. Dec. 24. 1921, Notice is hereby riven that Jcp.se J. Ituritet. of Chambers, Arizona, who. on June 13, 1U17. maile Homestead Kntry, No. 033562. for lota 1 and 2, t". NWi, section 30. Township 21-N. ranee 3-E. G. & S R B and Meiidian. hits tiled notice of intention to make three year proof, to establish claim to the land above described, before Thorwahi iArson. U. S. Commissioner, at liolbrook, Arizona, on the 31st dav of January, 11)22. Claimant names as witnesses: Albert McCarrell. Oeorffe H Perkins, both, of Houcks, Arizona, Willis Lynch, Allie Koon, both ef Chambers, Arizona. JOHNR.TOWLES Resist er 1 L JaD 21 H. "W. HUGHES, Jeweler Yocr splendid patronage has made us grow iott "THE BIG LITTLE STORE" WE hope to merit your patronage more fully in tke coming . year in the way of service, prices, and quality. Just a few friendly suggestions. We 1c now that the mail order houses offer you a larger variety of goods than your home merchant, BUT, do you take into consid eration the HI freight rates, and the enormous overhead . expenses of the mail order houses, which, added to the article that you buy does not save you much in the end, and not that alone, but you ar sending away your money from your own home town, and building up great stores and warehouses in the cities that could be used to a much better advantage in the improving of your own town. You know that a hunk of limburger cheese will smell just as "loud" un der any other name,' hence, BE WISE, and patronize your horn merchant. Would you take down a pesky stove pipe, knock out the soot, and in trying to replace it, run the chances of puncturing your "new set" of New Tears resolutions just to save 95 cents! Court you wouldn't. Then go and get a can of Anti-Carben Soot Des troyer. We sell it. Yours for a Happy, Healthy, and Prosperous 923. 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Those who desire their gifts to be enduring reminders can fulfill their desire here. I NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS Scaled proposals will be received by the Navajo County Highway Commis sion until 11 a. m. Jan. 9, 1922, forth following work on the holbrook-Ketms Canyon road, lecated about 25 mile north of Holbrook. The work consists of approximately the following:- 7500 cu. yds. Roadway Borrow. 1500 cu. yds. Gravel Surfacing. Specifications may be obtained from VV. J. Hookway, Secretary. Each bid must be accompanied by a certified check for o per cent of the total a mount bid. Proposals shall be addressed to W. J. Hookway, Secretary, and plainly mark ed on outside of envelop "Proposals for C- Project 8. The commission reserves the right to reject any or all bids. ' W. J. Hookway, Secretary, Highway oommuaicn.