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Tlie OltEGON STATESMAN. Salem, Oroiront Wednesday Morning July ,1 0, 1929
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ClIArTER XXXI. j
' An hour later! the two pro
ceeded by cab 4i the. ostenta
tiously magnificent home of Mrs.
Earl; St- Clair. An elaborate ga
- den ;and scrolled gates shielded
the house from the: rode street
and jthe- two ;! investigators were
forthwith Impressed by the luxu
rious' taste of the wealthy rest
dentil - - v " -c ;
Mrs. St. Clair was one of those
restless souls who maintains
homes in the four comers of the
world, and spends her time trav
eling from one establishment to
another' ' ; Pnsaftesed of more
money than she could keep track
of, her only delight was in con
, stant motion. ;
AJ supercilious butler took Tite
doctor's card and ! several mo
menta later ushered them into
the august presense of a lady
who! was struggling not to be fif
ty. She was. taU: and artificially
atatly, and she wore a gown en
tirely too elaborate and bejejrel
ed for anything but royal splen
dorjhe seemed genuinely pus-
zledi at their Tisit.
"Madam." the doctor apolo
gized. "I know you win forgive
ous Intrusion, but the business
thai brings us here is urgent.
You may evenbl grateful to us
before the night is over, because
we ; believe you I are being en
meshed In one of the most noto
rious cases America has yet pro
The widow seemed dazed and
lost! her carefully cultivated
"What's it alt about?" she de
manded, reverting to type.
"A Mr. Slater has come to see
"Yea." She seemed surprised
"And he has 'brought a jewel
- with hlnv an unusual jewel."
"Yes. How did you know? He
told me it was a secret."
"Secrets." said the doctor,
"have a way of circulating. How
' ever, I trust you will cooperate
with the police to this extent:
"Will you make . an appointment
with Mr. Slater and then let us
keen it?" l
"But I don't understand." she
protested. "He said he had been
sent by my friend; Mrs. Edison
He showed me the 'stone. And he
- was-, coming here again, when my
jeweler would appraise it."
"Did you mate aji appoint
ment witb him?'!
- "NO." ' :
"Then. Madami eouid you tele
phone him at once and say that
your jeweler was with you. and
would he. pleas3: come and v bring
the stone with him?"
"Madam, you may examine our
credentials. You , can call up the
French police. After Mr. Slater
comes here, you ;wll know why.'
"But I don't want to be drag
ged into any mess," she pro
"You needn't worry about
that'- said the doctor. "There
won't be a word mentioned of
your presence." j ,
"What Is it a robbery?"
"No Madam. I Murder."
uMr. Slater "
1 " 6y P SAMUEL SPEWACK jj
. , i
to - grow
The woman seemed
pale under her rouge.
-JBut Oh. ; that's
He's a gentleman."
'IThere have been ' gentlemen
murderers," the doctor assured
her1. "Will you help us. Madam ?'
jWhy of course, I've got to,
Bui you'll see I'm kept out of it!'!
"We promise that."
.. She picked up the telephone.
She called for the Cla ridge.
While watting for her number;
she looked at the doctor j and
shook her head.
"But he seems such a charm
ing; man," she protested. "There
must' be some mistake. I can't be
lieve itS" !
- 4!Mr. Slater,"- she said into the
telephone. "Mr. Slater? This is
Mrs. SL Clair. That j?weler has
ust come. Could you I bring the
stone at once? Thank you!" ;
7 Are you sure," she turned now
to the doctor, "that you have not
mixed him up with- someone
else?" : .;;
Positive, Madam." I
"Well," she said. "I'd taken
quite a fancy to him He's got
such nice manners." s -
"He makes a Very good impres
sion,": said the doctor, "but I'm
afraid -you are about to see: him
in an unfavorable light. I don't
think you'll approve of his man
An hour passed.
Marx. squirmed in his chair
restlessly. The doctor 1 stared at
Then they heard the door bell
ring downstairs. The butler
brought word of the expected vis
itor. Mrs. St. Clair rosef, evidently
troubled and nervous. Marx rose
too: The doctor remained seated.
They heard soft footsteps as-
cendinr the stairs. There was a
pause. Then a slight, dark, satur
nine individual with; pomaded
black hair tightly parted in; the
middle entered the rsjom.
"So sorry I'm lite,"! he apolo
gized to his hostess.- fBut I got
Into a deuce of a traffic jam.: You
know what Paris streets are: like
He turned to look at the detec
tive and the doetbr.
"Marx Is my name," said the
inspector. "Glad to meet (you,
Mr. Slater took the detective's
hand and pressed it gingerly.
"Dr. Rhinewald," murmured
"Ah, yes." said the strange Mr.
Slater. "You gentlemen are: the
ones who are responsible for the
surete men who dog my footsteps.
Real reason I'm late is: that I've
been leading them a merry chase
in taxis. Like the sport of it."
Marx was too astounded to reply-
But Ihe doctor put forth:
"Wei really didn't mean to an
noy yen." .... -.
"If that's an apology,?' laughed
Mr.! Slater, "I accept it. Mistakes
will happen, even with the Amer
ican police, who always get their
man or is that tbe exclusive pre
rogative of the Canadian Royal
Marx flushed, for thgi jibes ran
kled, but he kept his temper. V
"All we wanted tool know "
began Marx. 4 ' j : . j
""All we wated. to know,,1" con
cluded Slater tor him, "is wheth
er I murdered the late Mr;. Sew
elL On my word of honor as a
gentleman 1 did not.' He grinned
but his mouth, was hard, j
"Then may I ask."! beged the
doctor, "how you obtained pos
session of the diamond jwhich
when last seen was i in Sewell's
safe?" ' ) ' . 'j . j
"I refuse to answer.!
Then he held up his hand.
"And don't try to force me. Let
me remind you there's no earthly
charge- you can hold me I upon.
Theft the diamond wasn't Sew
elL's property to begin with. You
can't prove that. As J far as the
law Is concerned, I bought it. And
you'd have tb get the rightful
owner to prove I was receiving
stolen goods, and the rightful own
er lies in a Siberian j grave. Oh,
I've studied the legal aspects ot
this case, gentlemen."
"And suppose." barked Marx,
"I hold you as a material witness.
xou can t noia me rorever,
said the imperturbable Mr. Slater,
"and you can't prove anything.
and it will take you quite a time
to extradite me, and ; if I'm the
humble reason for your hurried
trip across, then, gentlemen, may
I give it as my opinion that you've
both wasted time and money.
"Any more opinions?" Marx's
voice was steel. j I
"No, only advice. And my ad
vice is good. Get back to America."
We'll get back all right." said
Marx, "but you're coming
"I assure you I'm not And at
this stage f the game, I wish to
apologize to Mrs. St. Clair for the
annoyance caused her by you two
gentlemen, and inadvertently by
me. Now, if you want to see me,
suppose you come to my hotel. '
-All right, said Marx.:
''Suppose you com to our ho
tel." t suggested Marx. j Slater
shrugged his shoulders.
"Verywell." he agreed. "As
you wish." .
Arriving ia the suite shared by
the detective and the doctor.
Marx turned on Slater, suddenly.
Now he began, glaring
balefully at Slater, "who are. you,
and what's the game?"
My name Is I Slater, and the
game's none of ; your damn business."
If you was ; down In Police
Headquarters that answer would
get you a rap on me neaa. as u
Is, I can only sock you in the jaw.
Want me to?" ! ,
Go ahead," said Slater.
Now come on," Marx softened
his tone "What's the use- We've
got you. You can't do a damn
thing-about It. If I have to keep
you here from now to Doomsday
you're going to come through."
"I've nothing to come through
about," Salter ; snapped angrily.
The fact is I'm; trying to sell that
diamond. Your presence here in
terferes with the sale."
"How did you get hold of the
"I bought it from a Russian."
"In New York."
"What was his name?"
"I can't pronounce Russian
"Don't get funny."
"I've a jeweler friend. He
brought the diamond to him, and
this. jeweler, let me in on it. We
went halves.' I determined, to go
to Paris to sell it. . I thought I
could sell it more easily."
"Why?" . M
"Oh, that would require an es
say. Americans in Paris spend
money more readily than they do
at home . They're in a more re
ceptive frame of mind for a deal
"What did youi pay the Russian
for the diamond?"
"Ten thousand! dollars."
"Where's the Russian now?"
"Did you know that Sewell had
that diamond originally?"
(Continued- on Page 10)
By Uu TrtD a
Trie, to Help Mm.' JiM
T m .
Jim's shadow. Ml, liked to be
helpful to his master. ;: But he
didn't always succeed. At. least
he didn't on this occasion, as you
shall soon see. -
Mij accompanied his little mas
ter to school, just as Flor. Han Id.
Yam and Knarf the other little
shadow-children with the reyersed
names accompanied their mas
ters and mistresses. Once they
reached school, the shadows eith
er sat under the real-childreq's
desks, or else stood up against the
wall, as flat as can be. Teacher
didn't mind them because vthey re
mained as still as pints. Even when
they spoke no one heard them, for
shadow-language is as quiet as. a
As it happened, teacher called
on May first. She said: "Miss May
what is the capital of the United
"Washington," she replied
"That's correct. And now, Mas
ter Frank, in what State is Wash
ington?" Teacher smiled slyly as
she said this, .There was a catch
in the question, you see. Frank
thought and thought.
"I don't know," he said at last.
Teacher turned to Dinah.. "You tell
us," she said. Dinah didn't know
Now Mij saw very welL that his
own master was to be called on
next, so he hurriedly slid along
the wall until he came to the big
map which hung over the black
board. As he didn't know any
more about geography , than his
master which was very little In
deed he looked for Washington
in everyone of the, 48 states. Fin
ally he discovered it, tucked in be
tween Pennsylvania and West Vir
ginia. But it was property in neith
er one nor the otter. It was in no
state at all.
Upon mr.i ' - '-, he
hastened back to his master and
springing upon bis shoulder,
shouted as loudly as he could:
"It's In no statcS ,
Just then the teacher turned to
Jim. .;''-' -1
"In what State ' Is it?" she
asked. - I
t"Jfs In In-" began the boy.
"-XIb Bo State!" shouted Mij.
Unfortunately his master didn't
hear him very well, for he wasn't
used to listening to his shadow."
fit's in no State," shouted Mij
By ELEANOR ROSS
I Antique hunting is to
what gold rushing is to men. It's
a sort of fever that gets you. Espe
cially on a. bright summer day
When you're driving through the
country past modest old farmhous
es. Every gabled roof suggests;
garrets full of who knows what; ;
again, making a megaphone of his j sturdy treasures of maple or pew-
iter or ancient glass? Any' woman
i who hasn't succumbed to the lur-i
i Of the antique, and gone tin a wild
goose chase every so often to some
inaccessible spot on the strength
of a -hint or a hunch well, she
Hasn't yet savored the most adven
turous" side of housekeeping!
j Like gold-seeking, there are al-
jwaya false clue3. You come home
legated with a car full of choice
; tliough rickety objects, in thfr con
! yictlon that itVthe real thing.
i Only to find out later, alas, that
ttiere s nothing authentic about
tiae furniture but its ricketiness.
$ut what of it? Every failure is an
I education, and hope springs eter
;rtal in the heart of the real an
ifque lover. Meanwhile i there's
, Uhe thrill of hunting and gam-
! i tor. a a.iuuic n is, ui course-
hand.! and bending close to his ear. j few jre expert in recognising the
This time the boy felt as though ;a genuine in begrimed, dustv old
m mt ry
He Came ! the Big Map.
thought had entered his head and
he said aloud to teacher: j
tit's In no State."
VThat's right. It is in no State.
It's in the District of Columbii.
You're very clever Master Jink.
NoW come up to the map and show
tliej others just where it is." - 1
, ; Jim went to the map. And hie
did not know in the least where to
look for it. he couldn't find it. A,t
tfeis, Mij, trying to be as helpful
as possible, pointed straight at it.
He should never have done this,
for being a shadow, he merely
darkened the spot and the boy
couldn't see Washington, at all. i
) "It's rieht here!" cried Mij. "I
am pointing at it!" j
'This didn't help at all. His mas
ter simply couldn't make It out.
At length the teacher said: "It's
plain you don't know as much
pieces. But there are many an-
tSque-hunters who will buy al
most anything old, no matter
how ugly, how unsuitable it is to
t&eir homes, even if it's half bro
ken, merely on the strength of its
cobwebs. No wonder the dealers
are tempted! And the vaudevile
Story of the shrewd old lady who
kept a dilapidated old grahdfatR-
"s clock in the corner of her tit
le tea-room which she 6old with
apparent reluctance to ardent antique-hunters
from a large stock of recently
fnade similar clocks kept In her
cellar, isn't entirely fictitious.
about Washington as I supposed."
; Master Jim took his seat again,
feeling very sad. And his shadow
Mij felt even more sad than he
Aid. . '
Unless you have scads of money ,
to experiment with, the way of po,
regrettis to look at a lot of ran
tiques before you begin .to buy
any. There are a cumber of auth
oritative books on antique fur
nlshtng, including: glass, metal,
furniture, coverlets, hangings, and
so 'on. They all have recognizable 1
points. Many examples ot the ear- ,
ly craftsmen's arts are known to
be exceedingly .limited,, and put
you on your guard against too
And unless collecting of cer
tain items is a fad, the average
woman has a safe check and guide
by limiting her purchases only to t
those objects which she can make
use of at once. Even some of the
beautiful authentc old pices djm't
fit into any kind of modern dec
orative scheme in the home.) i A .
fine bit of glass or pewter, beau
tiful in itself, might look out of
place in a modern Uvtng room
and thu lose all its charm.
Also if you expect to use that
ladder-back chafr or tip-top table,
make sure that it's still sturdy, or
at least not beyond repair. Who ,
hasn't one or two treasures lug
ged home with great pride, and
later found . that the . apparently
trifling crack is hopeless and still
cracking, that the charming little '
table with two and a halt legs may
be doomed to this crippled state
permanently, because its' impos
sible to rehabilitate the third leg
so as to make it dependable.;
j For which reason -good repro
ductions are "often: preferable to
the uncertain originals. Nowadays
many of ours old American pieces
are being reproduced so beautiful-:
ly as to satisfy even the antique
expert. He may have to look at it
more than casually before he dis
Covers that it isn't a hundred
years old. Good reproductions im
itate the best of the old lines and
have the additional advantage that
they can be given everyady' use
and enjoyed. They don't have to
be set in a corner 'and, figurative
ly speaking, roped off so that they
are merely admired.
POLLY AND HER PALS
By CLIFF STERRETT!
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THAT CLOSET. BUT MR.
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WE'LL BORROW A BIT p
Or BREAKFAST FUST
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ULLIE, THE TOILER
By RUSS WESTOVER
LIGHT IS VITAL AS A
GOOD HEALTH FACTOR
Dr. Copeland Quotes from ttAerologi8tw in Stressing i
the Importance of Sunshine and the Out
t J doors to a Long and Happy Life.
By ROYAL S. COPELAND, M. D.
1 i united sutes Senator from New York.
I x Werner Commissioner Health. Nero York Citf.
RECENTLY I'read an interesting editorial in be Aerologist.
a journal devoted to the idea of; proper ventilation. ! wish to
, .quota m paragraph or two: i - '
' ' urn.. : t . . ' w.'
I mc cnKneer naa exceeded our imost sanguine expectations to
developing apparatus for mechanical ventilation
mdoors. Laws have been placed on the statute
books making ventilation compulsory. But fa
spite of an this.! the valleys and, peaks of the
mortality curves year after; year remain prac
tically unchanged, ' Why is this so?
"Life follows the sun... Not only Is the sun
the great giver of life and health, but the great
benefits of outdoor life, particularly during the
warm summer months, are from the cun and
not from the air.
"From the earliest times people nave con
fused the beneficial effects of sunshine with .the
effects of sir. We have been advised to live
out-of-doors. The virtues of outdoor air has
been extolled. The o pen window has been pro
claimed from the house tops under the false im
pression inai uet great ttenexu or outdoor life
was the air. when as a matter of fact the air
!jlt ia the sunlight, the
haps countless other energy emanations from them that make the
great difference between outdoors and indoors." "
ir we save called to obaerv th-
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THe BOy ANTHEM Vittiv1 V INSULT MB AMD ;
LITTLE ANNIE ROONEY
' CR CC3PCLAMD.,
bay 'wry little to do with it.
lmiiortance et ngbt we have over
looked a vita, perhaps tbe vital, fac
tor la health production. We tost
, Cannot thrive without 1L -
for Tears (.have battled to make
th Senate ehamter a liveable place.
Now! ti le a thertnoe sotUe eut off
traca ootalde iflgbt and air. It pains
me to see the Senators fad and age.
far. more rapidly i than rears demand.
W cannot be healthy end vtgoroas
without ifcrhi " II Is essential to ex
istence.: j--" j
1 m much interested m the ra
V; ereaelna; popularity of tbe many de
vioee that supply oltra-vloM ttcht
Th tarape ere Insrenlous. but whet is
more Important, thev ar bralfh-nro-sn.Klng.
I flnnlyl believe. ,
- Oet all the euhshino and ekyshlne
rmi pos9(bly eani It will help vou to
llv and happilv
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Answers to Health Queries j
" F. l' o. Q. How much should a
ftirl aired tt. t feet t Inchee tall
. a. Bhe should weigh about 11
pounds. - -j (i . . . '-I-.-
Worrted Reader. : a What Is the
caqse of hives? Can they be cured?
: A. A' eervons eondiUoa,- eoostlpe
tlon. food which cense Irritation. In
some tn stances e kidney condition
zoay bo raflBonslblo tor hlvea - Lo
cats the cause and treatment can be
i . . ' ; e ':e. e m.v --v-:
tor ea ealarged thyroid gland t
' t, Woo Id this cause oeurasthenlaT
... ;j ; V,.- - ; j
Fltst ' consideration must be
give to building up the general
health," The simple Interna medi
cation should be prescribed by tht
. Af I
Uj si a What causes kemeleT
le tbe throet?
i aI Toe - probably bsve diseased
tonsils aad they should be removed.
'Consult your family doctor and be
guided br bl advice.
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A.: O. C. O. Q. I am II years
old. 4 feet I Inches tall: what should
I weigh; also a girl aged it, ft feet 1
Inch' talL and a girt axed ti. i feet 1
tpcb talir : (
I.-What wlU make freckles less
t- i r i
A. They should weigh respect
ively eboet 104. 121 and 119 pounds.
I.Um equal parts of lemon Juice
and oeroxlde ae a bleach, t: . s
Isidore P. Q. What should a boy
II yeirs eld weigh tf be ts t.feet I
inches taUT . ;
sBow.cas I grow tallerl
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tonr are end bedxtit you
should weigh about UJ pounds.
;tw-Thera ts reaDr ao way you
oaa Increase your height. Toa will
probably eonttane so erow pntfl the
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