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BY ROY VICKERS
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ITow're losl a tig sum a terrible wn in Coro BeUp?n
two or three times; then she took
tne letter upstairs to her ewa
Slp was u greatly at a loss as
Mrs. Sibley. Roper eonld not
hate put more than twentr-five
ihousand dollars lato Corto Bellas
lor the simple reason that hetiad
not the means of doing so with
out teasultiBR her it was her
It .was with relief that she re
flected that the ereedr fool"
could not, in any case, hare been
Roger. If Roger had thrown In all
her fortnne, that would only hare
brought it to $200,000. And Cy
sts had gossiped of $250,000.
She proceeded slowly up the
stairs and gained her own sitting
room. It was an octagonal room
tapestry hung, with window-seats
hewn out of the thickness of the
walls. Shirley piled one of these
seats kigH wlta eosatoae and set
lied down at th casement to
watcb for Borer's return. - - .,
There ceuld be no dangerTb
solutely no danger aboat Corto
Bellas. It was an insult to Roger
to think otherwise. For that an
spoken Insult, she must contriTS
to make amends. -
It was past sunset before Shir
ley awoke from the sleep that had
plunged down upon . her. The
shadows in . the octagonal . room
had blurred' together into a sinis
ter dusk. Outside she ' glanced
outside ; and repressed an excla
mation. . ' ; .
Rain was already slanting down
against a nigh wind. Above the
woods, cKrods were massing, pur
plish; black battalions of them. It
was going to be a wild night. "
As she tried her. weight, ginger
ly, at first on one cramped foot,
then on the other, she heard Rog
er coming up the stairs. ,
She knew then, from tbeTtoand
of his running, stumbling haste.
that what Cynax had - said wasT
true. Roger was the 'greedy
Roger hat how bad Roger
ever managed to do It? r
' She knew all or almost yet
she was not prepared for the
truth when ska faced It tn his ter
rified ayes. She had leaped ta a
lamp and turned It on she telt
that In the dark aha might catch
the infection of his fear. ...
Into the sudden glare -of light
Roger came running, stumbling,
the marked paper in bis hands, As
he swung the door shut behind
him, she . saw rain on his coat.
Rain-drops from his coat to the
floor and the newspaper rnstled
with them' because -he was shak
ing: ail OTer.
"Shirley, we I my God!"
"It's true, then?" She found
herself shouting at him- tried
to moderate , her tone and could
not. "It's true, then-what Cy
nax is saying all over New Tork?
You've lost a big sum a terrible
sum in Corto Bellas?. A sum- we
can never possibly repay t"
In all her thoughts o him. she
had nerer ; dreamed that Roger
could. look like this. His face was
yellow-white, his eyes, enormous;
his lips snarled at her ana! all the
time the rain fell from his shak
ing arms on to' the mbss-cool car
pet of her room. He. was choking
something out at -her. - -..i '
" "It's your, fault yon : set the
pace how did you think I "could
keen it if I didn't speculate?
Year : miserable-little twenty-are
thousand h What use was that to
OS? A fleabite! fr I needed thous
andsthousands - His r. T)ice
cracked grotesquely. "I wired the
brokers-to sell yesterday r after
noon. Be thrust , the paper at
her. "And look look what, hap
pened yesterday morning. Forty
points down in an hour it's a
quarter million gone into the gut
terall your fortune and more
He was frying. She saw It with
disgust as she forced him, into a
chair, loosened his collar, poured!
him out a stiff brandy, put the
glass, into his stricken hand. He
was crying like a terror-stricken
child and he could not or would
not answer the question she
asked him again and yet again. -:
I only had $200,000, Roger.
How did you get hold of the oth
er fifty? . . . Roger you must
answer me! How did yon get hold
of the other fifty? Not not
clients' money ? -
(To be continued tomorrow)
Order the Oregdn Statesman
for one year and secure one of the
North American Travel Accident
Insurance policies for $1.00.
XIBERTT, Dec 2$ Liberty
has. enjoyed a Yery prosperous
year. There was an nnusaally
large fruit crop and since this
comnrenlty is mainly a fruit
country, prosperity naturally
follows a good fruit crop. A large
number of people haTe stored in
to the neighborhood and the lib
erty school Is larger than if has
ever been in its history.
Mrs. May Lynch has mored
back to Liberty. .
Mr. and Mrs. W. J. "Fair have
goner to Oklahoma to visit their
Mrs. P earl Scott recently re
turned from 'a Tisit with her
aunt, Mrs. Adrian, who Urea in
Springfield, Oregon. -
.The Liberty school closed for
the holidays Tuesday, "'December
2 4th and will convene - again
Thursday, January 2. All of the
rooms had a Christmas tree and
a party Tuesday afternoon.
Liberty has a bddding young
writer in her midst. Mfgdalena
Schmidt, a senior in the Salem
high school, won third prize in
tst "Clarion story contest with
her Christmas story, "The. Let .
Loaf.- ,, ' .- I' ;
. Liberty has a resj Hre. com
mnnity club ' this Vear. The elcl
holds its 'regular meetings Ue
second Friday in each month.
The next meeting will be January
10, 19 JO and all members of th ,
Liberty and Rosedale commun
ties should plan to attend as &
good time Is assured. " "
FAIRVIEW, Dec s 2S Mrr.
Williams and 'daughter,: ; Laurc.
Wjere guests for Christmas dinner
at the home of Ralph Dent, 'n - . -
B. Pack and son, Lawrence,
have , moved to t farm near Ti
gatd, Oregon. , - ;
Noel Williams is spending. th?
holidays with his brother ia
Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Sehon and
family of Salem were dinner
guests Sunday at the home of F.
W. Turner. .
J. O. Farr has suffered the loss
of 57 sheep, killed by dogs with
in the last few days. This is a
serious loss and steps should be
taken to prevent similar depre
; CHAPTEH XIX..
' Shirley had let Alan infer that
she was returning in haste to
lunch with Roger. As she sat at
her solitary meal, she felt guilty
about that; she hoped that he
would not appear, on some pre
text or other, and catch her out
at her feeWe make-believe. That
would mean more criticism.
"Marsden," she said to the but
ler, "has the paper come?'
"Oh, yes, ma'am."
"Bring it here please."
' Marsden brought it. The head
ing caught her eye.
-Something of a sensation was
caused by the sudden collapse of
Corto Bellas, though the drop
caused little surprise in well-in-formed
Shirley was unversed in money
Jargon hut she knew where to
look for the rise and fall in
stocks. She soon found out what
she most wanted to know.
"Forty points!" she exclaimed
aloud. "Good heavens, what a
crash! I hope I wonder but, of
course, it must rise again. We're
sure to be all right, really."
As she' laid the paper on' the
black oak table with an ivory,
psperknlfe across it, she saw seT
eral letters addressed to herself.
Marsden was not too brisk about
ihings it might be better to get
someone else . . .
Bills, an invitation, more bills
and a letter from her aunt.
Mrs. Sibley was an active contrib
utor to ner niece s already vol
nmlnous correspondence, Shirley
reaa the pvjstscript first.
"P. S. Mr. X"ynas. called Just as
I was addressing this letter and
I. feel I must add a fewwords-
in fact he save me -a message for
you, so I should have had to re
open the enTelope- In any case,
shouldn't I? He is really a queer
creature. I don't think, Shirley,
that I very' much like him-, but in
a way his -bigness fascinates me.
He gets an impressive effect just
by being have you ever felt
"P.P.S. He said quite sudden
ly, while I was giving him cof
fee Is Shirley's husband the
greedy fool who dropped a quar
ter million on Corto Bellas? I
told her only to put up twenty
five thousand. Ask her what Hel
ton's been. playing at. But, o.t
course, Shirley, you're both all
right, aren't you? You couldn't
be at Pinecliff if you weren't.
"I told him that and he gave
that queer; hoarse laugh and said
'Perhaps they've tried .Brenna-
way again. He simply wouldn't
Shirley, mystified, - read U all
Today's Cross-Word . Puzzle
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Ottawa? - j .
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or particles (pL)
14 What Greek writer ef fables
dUd ia 564 B. C?
15 Mixed type
16 What U the witttn aad
Urgst divUlon of the falaad
f Graat Britain? .
t9-U the Yafe Brwl AS UrgMt
tadioM la tit Uaitod State?
2 0- Female of the domestic fowL
22 Rips. 1 - ' . I
23 The self. .
24 What was tha . Pmim ' af
CbarlM Luib, ' ta EagtUh
' Msayut? '
26 Hardy perennial cereal grass.
'27 So be it. -
28 What was tha aaaa af
the eeeaoaiUt whe wrote 'The
" Wealth ef Natioaa"?
80 Rescac- ..'. , . . .
82 Eras. -' '
S3 What Olympiaa godd wu
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87 For what gaJ U the saaath ef
41 Sash worn by
. Japan. .
43 Toys that spin.
15 Man's name.
16 Makes JeveL ,
49 For example (abbr.).
50 What Is the capital ef New
62 Shilling (abbr.).. . .
63 Large stoat .cords. : : .
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67 Pelted with stones.
68 What America short , story -writer
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7 Cooking utensils. -
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11 Utensils having a small shal
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13 What Aaaarlcaa states maa aad
orator presaatad the Com pro
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17 Embryo in its early stages.
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war? -, .. , . '
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fails? - , r- -
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calUd The Saga af Caacord"?
27 Prevent. . '
29 Who was the saother ef Peer
wCyat ia Ihaaa's play?
31 Exclamation. .
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: man. ...
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a given line. . '
44 Body with legal anthorfty.
47 Composition for single voice.
61 Correlative of neither.
64 River in Italj.
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