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UTH OREGON STATESMAN, Salen. Oregon. SaiKrgay Mornin. October 3. 1931
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Vo Foror Sways Us; No Fear Shall AvjT.
J, From First Statesman, March 28, 1851 ;" r
Charles A. Spraccte, Sheldon F. Sackitt, PubtUhert
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An International House . j-
VERY interesting feature pf Willamette university life
this vear is the new International House just opened.
It is a residential hall lor men or mnerent races wno are
ivprsitv. "The tiurDOse is to promote inter
racial and international fraternity through residence in the
Jxme. The students residing in the home share the living
YTwmu th sam? as in a club
Mr. WilHam Hall, seniors
ment, arje heading the organization.; During the summer
they undertook the task of obtaining a suitable home and see
imr that it was properly furnished. A number of Salem peo
ple assisted in getting the project started. !
It has been a common
with the foreign students in our colleges ana universities
that they get little consideration in the program of social
activities at" the school, rarely get to see: the inside of an
American home; and so return to their home countries with
an altogether false picture of American home life or no
picture at all The writer can recall visiting the reading
room ot the state college library on Friday or Saturday
Bights and seeing the place almost deserted save for a small
croup chiefly of foreign students. The "native 'whites' were
out at fraternity dances, parties, or other! social functions.
The foreign students were without social diversions. -
Many of these students come from very good homes.
, Some of them are of families of importance in their own
countries. . When they return, with the added equipment of
collage education and the experience of foreign residence,
" they will become persons of influence in their home lands. It
i is highly important to us and to them that their attitudes to
ward us be kept favorablethat they carry back to their home
lands a friendly feeling toward this country and its people.
In wnrH whose mo viner forces are still those of passion and
prejudice we need to cultivate
understanamg ana twerauon. - .
f So this International House, which is the fifth of its
type on the American campus, undertakes to provide a real
American home for those who reside there. In the group the
following races are represented: Filipino, Japanese, Chinese,
Amerind, Afro-American, and American. Quite a mixture
indeed; but as long 113 these separate races are trying to live
on the same planet, do business with one another, why should
they not-learn to know j one another in terms of social cul
ture? - ! v ! : '' ' , ,
May we a (13 another thought, and that is that .the people
of Salem should pay some attention to this group. Invite
some of them to your home for dinner or an evening. You
will find the-experience as stimulating to you as it is reveal
ing to them. When this writer was in college there was a
foung Japanese boy in his class. He earned his way through
college by working in the home of a wealthy family. He was
intelligent and (affable, j He was; not treated in the college
community as a servant. In fact as - he was the only real
"f oreigner"Jthere he received more than usual consideration.
He won numerous forensic contests, nearly; always pitted
against the writer's closest friend. Later he went to Har
vard for graduate work.k-ow he is one of the leaders in the
business and political life of Japan. What is his attitude to
ward this country where he received his education?- one of
the greatest friendliness. And we havent the slightest doubt
;hat the United States owes to him and to many other stu
dents like him who received education and decent treatment
fo'this country, obligation for the increasing friendliness in
the relations between this country and Japan.
You proud American citizen as you brush past a brown
youth on the street, be not. discourteous. The lad may be
governor of a Chinese province some day, or a foreign min
ister of Japan, or a leader in the Philippines! h
Go Slow on New Roads
THEt provinces are being heard fronu Communities over
the state intent on getting completed certain highway
projects which have long been dear to their ; heart, are pro
testing the plan to siphon millions out of the highway funds
of the state for building a new speedway to the beach resorts
from Portland. Bend and Klamath Falls led the protest.
Now Medford expresses its fear that the much ballyhooed
' road to the sea will handicap and , delay road work in other
.districts . . ' . ; ;! ' :
At Clatskanie the Lower Columbia Associated chambers
of commerce met and urged the pressing need of, widening,
straightening and otherwise improving, the lower Columbia
river highway. As the Astorian-Budget, which ia sympathe
tic toward the ultimate building of the new road, remarks :
""There Is danger, with all this clamor and hullabaloo
over short-cut routes from Pqrtland to the sea,, that: other
established road projects throughout the state will be
shunted to one side to give precedence to ohe or more new .
projects far which sectional movements have developed. '
"It is time that other parts of the state find their voice
and' urge their own claims for consideration.; particularly
when many of these claims are of long standing and have a
definite priority. At least expressions from other parts of
the state would serve to counter the effort being made to
stampede the highway commission into a hasty decision up
on the matter ot the short-cut roads." : ' I1 '! -
And the Bend Bulletin, whose editor served as a very
capable member of the highway commission, comments in
part as follows : I I ; j
j ' Central and eastern Oregon have at least wakened to
the fact that the immediate fconstructton of a short read from, -Portland
to the sea will make Inroads on the state highway
fund to such an extent that the long-awaited completion of
their portions ot the state system will be etUX further de
layed. Resolutions stating the case emanating from JLake
vlew and indorsed by the Bend chamber have gone to the
Highway commission, it is expected that the indorsement of
other eastern Oregon communities will be received. Burns, '
ntari2 nd Pendleton being the cities chiefly Interested,
This newspaper, as was recently stated here, recog
nises the moral obligation of the state te p wide the Port
land section with the cut-oft road that it desires ft belteves
I : fdKih,at prt ot tn etat rtn lmo9t from :
J the beginning-some, indeed, from the Wtoalngf the
, T fM&"7 9TosTm. ItlsthisobligniontowhShthe -1
tt'ettUon' WP -' ew colns on iMonday caU
It has been quite conclusively shown that other road
- ork than the Portland beach resort will be more ef ficacioos
this winter in supplying employment. There Is radical dif
ference of opinion as to which route should be selected There
is no monev on hand for pushing the building of this beach
resort road through to early completion. Why not let the
matter rest another year and devote available funds to finish
.ruauis eureaay piannea 1
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dr fraternity house. Mr. ana
in the political science depart
complaint from those who work
friendships based on mutual
r oocu
Marion Corner . Dept. of HelU
If there Is an oTereoniamptioa
of acid feeds In the Ualted States
there ia orobablr aa aadercoa-
anptlOB oc al
kaline " roods;
and i this 1
pit of the
fact that maar
of tho foodk
KleaTlax an acid
ash are of the
m pre eipen-
e I t . kinds.
each, aa esss.
meats,! refined
cereals, while
alkaline foods
are cheaper! as
well! as- more
healthfot as a
c4naral rule.
. a. Dears It sU interest-
ins to note that with ittft except
tion of foods derired from grains,
practically all the acid' foods
were originally derired in part at
least from alkaline ash vegetable
life as it passed through -the ani
-mal body and became (meat, fat.
batter, or eggs for consumption
by the " human. The i facts of
course are acid - in effect, only
when they ? are incompletely
burned in the body. Carbohydrate
serves as th fire ia which fats
burn. Ther should be! sufficient
to burn the fata. ; .rW !
Alkalines Enumerated
Briefly the so-called I alkaline
ash foods are, vegetables, .; nuts.
milk and all fruits with the ex
ception of prunes, plums, and
cranberries which are only slight
ly acid. Some of the foods which
contain appreciable amounts or
alkaline j ash are ' white ' beans.
Ham beans, raisins, almonds, ear-
rots, beets, peas, potatoes, let
tuce, celery, milk and citrus
fruits. These foods of course
have other advantages besides be
ing alkaline. Many of them con
tain Important minerals i auch as
Iron, calcium; and vitamins.
well as some of the primary pro
teins which help in the repair of
the body. H
An over consumption of alka
line foodj will produce disagree
able symptoms much. as: will the
overconsumption of acid foods.
As a matter, of fact, however,1 it
is rather rare to find a person
suffering from over ingestion ot
alkaline foods while the symp
toms of "acidosis" are very com
mon. Although acid foods are
more, expensive as a rule, 1 they
are consumed In large Quantities
because they are palatable, they
are mere widely advertised, and
since the advent of refrigeration
because they have been: easily
transported to great centers of
population. !
Balanced Diet Explained
To avoid the damages to heart,
blood vessels and kidneys Which
may follow prolonged over : in
gestion of acid foods, such: as
bread and meat, it is always wise
to see that this bread and meat
diet is properly balanced with
some of the alkaline ash .foods
such as fruits, vegetables and
milk. Cereal acid in the morning
should be combined with fruit
and milk. Heat acid and potatoes
and vegetables is a good combin
ation.. Bread and milk, and bread.
butter and Jelly are good. ;
An easy way to work out a bal
anced diet is to see that the acid
and 'alkaline foods are properly
proportioned in t'he meals
throughout the day.; !
What health problem' nave yeif II
the above article raiset any qitatioa in
your mind, write That qseson ; eat ana
Md it either to The 8ttmaa o the
Uarioa eonntT department of health. Th
amwer will appear In tVi colnoia. Kane
noDld be iijncct bat w;ll not ! c$rd in
r Paper , I : . ,
. . . Of Old Salem
Town Talka from The States
man of Earlier Days ,
; October S, lSO
"The ; Oregon National Guards;
are at your service in 1 event
troops are needed in Cuba," is
the telegram Governor Chamber-i
lain sent to the secretary of war
yesterday. -;-"--: i
The local train from Portland
was an hour and a half late; last
night. Trouble developing with
the whistle caused a stop of over
an hour for repairs at the car
shops In south Portland.
Activities of the city govern
ment cost $9471 during the past
quarter, the report - of Frank
Meredith, city treasurer.
Receipts amounted to 1 7 377.; As,
a balance of cash tfa , hand of
fltrSel was carried into the
Quarter .last July, there still - re
mains a cash balance of $17, 87
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in me cuy coxiers. .
October S, tWSi
"Never has Salem been
by such; i, an . aggregation - of
crooks, exclaimed Alderman Hal
Patton during the council, meet
ing last night. "1 wish also to
call attention to the faet; that
while the recent fair was orderly.
TiaiA was mnti nrnfttAHna': nn
the grounds." His remarks' were
; i t
r r A 10-innlng baseball game be
tween the : Salem Senators and
the Standard Oil Bears. Portland,
ended in a row Sunday afternoon,
when fans scored the iumDlre
f when the latter declined to call a
foul on a Portland player.
The Eyerly ; Midget, entered by
le Eyerly ef -Salem, was be
lieved to be the winner in the
automobile races on Lone Oak
track) although Judges reported
dispute over the - decision, j
New Views
Opinions of a new . state fair
feature this year were asked by
Statesman ?, reporters -yesterday:
How did you like the rodeo fea
tures at the state fair? At the
horseshow?" I
' Mrs, Garlend ' Simpson, home
maker: "All right The i hoTse
show was a big thrill for me." I
H. M. TenntAiit. TTUlanaeCte Res-
istrar: "I spent most of my time
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srlr f Two tAdm
TW Poaw Hope. AietU
hi. Foe, it So CoaJorabfe
Aboet It A CriaM Wvt
ReaaM, rioMatftatiot The
B-AJint Of A J,4.
Caa IW Aa4 TU Off
WiaVe A Ommi tmm Cmm
mm A Art. A TV, SUf,
Ae4 TS 0 fWl W.A.
Tornorrow: Manpower ia
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State fair olla-podrlda:
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This is the best and biggest
Oregon state , fair, as all visitors
agree. And the one next year, the
78th, win be bigger and better.
I'm .
Many of the "pioneer exhibitors
deserve special mention, along
with the outstanding new comers.
Among the old time herds in the
first stock: barn on the right, is
that of William Biahop of Chlm-
acum. Wash. He has been show
ing Holstein-Friesians for around
SO years; never misses an Oregon
state, Washington state or Pacific
International fair.
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This time he is carrying away
five first and 10 second prizes, be
sides the grand championship on
Koostria Goliah Paul, three year
old bull of the Hollywood strain.
This out of the herd of 12 show
animals, that were admired by
every visitor who was at the stock
barns this year.
Win. Bishop himself, was pres
ent . until Wednesday evening,
when he was obliged to return
home. His sons, Wm. Bishop Jr.,
and Stephen Hall Bishop, now as
sociated with their father, remain.
There is a daughter Kathleen,, at
home. Wm. Bishop Jr. has been
a student of the Washington State
college at Pullman.
Chimacum is a town of about
300 on the Olympic peninsula 40
miles from Seattle. The Bishops
have about 700 acres of land, and
their herd of pure bred Holstelns
runs to 125 ty- 150. They have
never had anything but purebreds,
importing their first animals
when there were few ot their kind
in this section. Their milking herd
has 85 animals. They, have used
milking machines the past five
years. The milk is first grade and .
is marketed In Port Townsend;
retailed to the high class trade
through a wholesale connection.
The senior j William Bishop is
krfown and respected for his en
terprise, vision and honesty In
old time breeding circles through
out the country. His sons are now
carrying the working oars of the
business and are keeping up the
good reputation of the family
Carey F. Martin, the Salem at
torney, did not attend tne 1S7U
state fair. .But be was born Octo
ber . IS 70. while tho fait-or that
year was being held. His mother
was very ill after his birtn. his
father, Rev. I Thomas M. Martin,
who was then pastor of the" First
Baptist church of Salem, found
that the noise of the rigs lumber
ing over the Tough road in front
fof their "loose, to and from the
fair, affected her s h a 1 1 e red
nerves. So he secured a lot of tan
bark from a tannery then con
ducted in Salem, either the one on
Norta Mill creek near North High
street or the one on that creek
near : where Center street crosses
it at Hth street. He had the tanr
bark hauled and dumped onto the
street in front of the house and
. . . 1
arter tnai mere was iesa uoiw, j
and the . mother recovered her i
strength the eooaer-for the relief I
thus afforded. . The First Baptist
church was then where it is now; !
DUi wo- pmcav vuuuiug, uium
larger and better, replac ed the
tola, one m uis im.iv . cisuims. j
Aianin jiouaav- was as i j
street, on Liberty near the corner
of Marion. j
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Liberty street, running into
Broadway'and Broadway into the
Fairgrounds , Road, was the old
stage route. There were no rub
ber tired vehicles ia' those days.
since that is my hobby. During
my four years residence In Cor
vallis, I drove daUy frpm my
dairy farm in tlje country to-my
work in town. ; I am therefore in
terested in that work.
; Brace Spa aiding, sttsrsej:
-'Was that a rodeo which was giv
en as a feature of the horse show
Wednesday night? I l liked thati
what there was of it didn't last
much more than a minute." ;
r Mrs.' Mary 'i Lee, housewife:
"They , ar the bunk. They Just
don't if it" with horse show
events." ""
Robert Cnlberao. Willainette
I university student: "Oh, I thought
they were pretty good, rather
alow tbough. I didn't attend the
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Worth About 1 Cent Hour
The " lumbering stages and - four
and six house vehicles Ithat were
used to convey the crowds to and
frpm the fair, to say nothing: of
smaller conveyances, including ox
wagons, made a great deal of
noise as they , thundered or trudr-
ed over the old roads that were
excuses for streets-then not to
mention the clouds of i dust. All
Oregon came to the -state fair
than; and most of It Camped in
the groves; ia the present camp
ground, which was then extended
away to the north, including the
space now taken up by the stock
barns. With' thflCtmp fires at
night, that camp ground In state
fair time was a -sight to behold.
The Bits man has a description of
the picture, written by Ralph C.
Qeer In 1876, which will appear
in this column later. j
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Mr. Martin, when he went to
live in the house on Liberty street
opposite the First Baptist church,
found no shade trees there. With
the help of some members of his
church, he went down 1 the river
and grubbed up some fine young
maple trees and brought them and
set them out along the curb.
Those maple trees, now . nearly 70
years old, are splendid specimens
of our native beautiful; and um
brageous species ot the; botanical
family of Acer. : j
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The railroad was Just being fin
ished from East Portland to as far
as Salem when Carey Martin was
born so the state alr of that
year did not get much benefit in
relieving transportation condi
tions. ; In the years thereafter, the
railroad carried the bulk of the
crowds from Salem to I the fair
grounds. (
Every year, they ran 'a special ,
train, making frequent trips.' be
tween the fair grounds and the
freight depot at Commercial and
Trade streets. Then street cars
came, and all but monopolized
that business, and the special fair
grounds train soon became a
memory. '.'':'' ' -
Every observing visitor with a
vision can tell you of many Im
provements that might be made,
at the fair grounds.
But every single building on
the . grounds is new, or was built
after 1870; la fact, after 1884s
With one exception. The exception
is the' restaurant building lately
occupied by Mrs. Ohnstead. That
was the Aurora restaurant build
ing, constructed,, by the colony
people la the late sixties. It stood
facing, the west a little j distance
to the northeast originally, and
there was a brick bakery in the
rear then. - ! 1 ,
The lumber and fixtures came
front the colony mills and shops at
Aarora. The building has- not been '
rreatly altered In all the? T-eara.
Wh'en the colony4 was dissolved,.,
after the death of its founder,; Dr.
William Keil. the building became
the property of the fairi society,
a nd. afterward j of tUe state.
The Safety
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Letters from
Statesman Readers
Salem,; ; Oregon,
September 29, 1931
To the Editor: , . . ;.
I am one of the countless thous
ands who. In motoring; have look
ed forward to the Richfield bea
cons in succession from the Cana
dian boundary to Mexico,! as to a
friendly meeting with v I friend
tried and found true, and for this
reason when I learned of .the fall
of the wonderful tower on the old
Ohmart land south, (which in it
self is a sort of landmark) It was
like hearing hearing of the death
of someone In my immediate circle.-
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Few 'persons, very . few; and
they persons who travel little,
have missed the, intimate signal
ot brotherhood - in travel until
soma token of that - brotherhood
has been swept away, . sometimes
it is a bridge; again a .- grade
changed, a fill made, a cut. fash
ioned to pierce a hllL There is a
delight in the old, as well as the
new; but some things are like Old
Faithful, Nevada and Vernal Falls
at Tosemite, Ship Island at Crater
Lake; they an
7 1 ne czarina s rvuoies warwici
rT1 - visitors have Just gone,
aw' Jinv Wynter began, doing
ale "best-to imitate Martin s ex
pressUmless : tones. .; J .
It was a changed voice that
broke swiftly across his words, a
voice 1 suddenly tense with suspi
cion:; ;-. . -V ; . . ; , T.,'. .. :;f i
:Who are rout ' You're not
Martin!". ...
LeavLnr the Question unanswer
ed, Jim hung up the receiver. He
must not giTe toe man a cnance
of recognixlng his voice, to be
put on his guard.' nd he had def
initely confirmed that suspicion.
Mar tell, the kindly Good Sam
aritan ef two nights ago -deep ia
this sinister mystery of the! man
who- had ' vanished! What else
could it .meant ' i
i One thing it meant, as an in
stinct' like a certainty told Jim:
That It had not been Just a 'mere
accident or cnance , that had
brought " him to Dr. MarteH's
house after he had been driven
away jdrugged and unconscious
from MQnksIlver. lAarteil's ac
count of bis coming had sounded
plausible enough to havo disarm
ed any, suspicion and - really it
could only have been all part of. a
tunning; ruse.
! Revelation
i Those men he had disturbed at
Monksllver had not wanted him
out of their, clutches until , they
had satisfied themselves that he
had seen nothing there, could tell
nothing that would be dangerous
to them. . j
i hi remembered now with a
new significance now closely jMar-
ceu nad questioned mm. How was
it he had chanced to stumble on
that crime at Monksllver? Surely
he must have seen someone there,
or at least have some clue to the
identity of these men? Questions
that had sounded natural enough
then, as if prompted merely by
with in any concept of continuity
ot nature and man's enjoyment of
the earth. .
la the valiant battle of Rich
field against the bitter elements
that threaten Is very exlsence, the
towers, one after another, remind
us that lite goes' on and works
perish; but it seems to me the
brave old mans with the lantern
who stood by the road should be
gotten up on his feet, the lantern
wick trimmed, new oil put in, a
hew pipe shoved in his mouth, and
new laces put in his shoes, so he
can stand a while longer, to re
member the past.; witness the
present, and sort of forget his
Waconda, Sept. 29, 1931
Salem, Ore. 1
It seems amusing and at the
same time sad to ; hear different
church people discuss the issue
as to the State Fair Assn. keep
ing the fair i gates j open on Mhe
so-called Sabbath.. The Sabbaths
(seven of them) was given to the
children of Israel Lev. 23rd chap
ter and was never given to the
Gentiles Rom. 2:14 as the nations
were never given the law. The
last ' time the word Sabbath is
spoken of in the Bible is Acts 18-4
which is addressed to Jews and
proselytej . with the exception of
Colossians 2-11 which states very
clear that no man should Judge
us as to what we eat or drink or
in respect to holy day or sabbath
days. . ' i
One of your Readers.
Sept. 29, 1931
Dear-Editor: ' '
I note that in' your columns B.
W. Maey gave me a proper call-
down Monday for erroneous
statements in 'the Hollywood
Press regarding wells In Spokane.
He is right. I named the wrong
city. Substitute T a c o m a for
"Spokane" in my article and the
story wUl be true. (I- don't
know why I continually get those
two towns confused, but I do.).
Spokane's wells are in a class by
themselves. There are no others
like them In the world. It we
could get such wells la Salem I
would be -for 'em. Please thank
Mr. Macy (whoever he Is) . for
calling my. attention to the error.
Editor Hollywood Press.
Minnesota's American Legion
commander, A. B. Kapplln, who
Jnst finished his term, traveled
about 20.000 miles during his
year In office..
tot Ar
trr A Aa
won rxrmmiNfi wcejs v
We all can practice
neighborliness and
after aH that is one of
the greatest iof th
fine art.
Call upon us with full
- w-ar - f
friendly interest.; bat Jim Wynter
knew now how anxiously: aiarteu
must have waited for his answer
to those Questions. . '
Had Martell been ode lot the
men actually la MonksllTjr that
night? .-;:,-. 11 . : " :.e?t'
And the whistling man of the
Cross Kers -had he been, none
other than his : unseen .assailant
in! that, dark house? Would that
be! : so1 improbable a coincidence
after all? ':.-). If ' - ' '.
vra; 'went hack - to the house
agents, where B1U had Just algn
ed the agreement to take: Manor-
ways. Milly came out, looking as
happy as a child who has been
aiven a new -toy; ' .'- '. .'
"And now that's settled, well
drive back to town to dinner to
celebrate the occasion.' she cried.
Jim had draw his friend aside.
fBil!.'. he said, "I'm not motor
ing to London with, you. I'm go
ing I back to Beggar' Court to
night." - i
Bil stared at him In surprise
He. saw the suppressed excitement
in the other's face. 1
What's the great Idea?" he
demanded. : i - ?
Briefly Jim x told hlan. Of that
telephone conversation with the
Cross Keys Ian I and the .startling
deduction everything seemed sud
denly 10 poinc 10.. : -
If- ' , Flans . '". M '
"MarteH's deep in this Mar
tell's the key to all the mystery
aboat rransr Severn, we guessea
it had all been engineered from
Beggar's Court and this Is only
further proof.. Rill, I have -a plan
for finding out more tonight."
And In a brief whisper he out
lined his plan. Bill nodded. ,
"Good enough. Only I'm not
going to let i you go back there
alone, jld mani-Lbrd knows what
trouble you'd run; your head Into
"without me .there to look after
you! Besides, I don't want to be
left; out of any fun going
Jim had Infected him with his
boyish excitement: showed in the
clear-cut, clever! face. His .trained
legal mind was j In its element in,
the I task of endeavoring : to un
ravel this tangled skein aitd the
fact j; that the missing man; was
one of Jim s oldest Inends made
Bill. ; Grayson keener still' to put
his energies and f skill t Jim's
service ; - - - hi - ,- e
"Rut it's not much after $ yet,"
he added; "much too early for
operations yet. Half past - 8 or 9
would be soon i enough for this
scheme of yours. eh V And Jim
nodded-agreement; That s a bet,
thenJ We.'ll make It 9 o'clock to
nlghfi at Beggar's . Couft and
here's wishing you good hunting."
With nearly three hours to kill
yet, they got into the car and re
sumed their Journey. Then stop
ped l at Pensholt, some 30 miles
further on the road to London, to
dine at one of the hotels -there.
After dinner Bill Grayson and Jim
proposed to motor back to Beg
gar's ICourt. I I ! i. ' '
Tiere was a quick railway ser
vice I to town from . Pensholt and
Milly; and Katharine had : assent
ed cheerfully to j the suggestion
that they should; go back by train
to Liverpool ; street where: the
Grayson's chauffeur would be in
structed by wire; to meet them.
"Sorry, but: you see something
unexpected 's h a p p e n ed I i that
makes It rather Urgent Jim and I
should go back to Beggar's Court
tonight," Bill had explained vag
uely, ;MJIm was ba the telephone
Just now at Trayne, and-well, I
won't go into details now.'. J
Milly'a face fell. To have her
curiosity plqued-f-and to be kept
in the darkt r-. I Mi . .- k i -
"Oh. but. Bill" she if began
protestlngly. -i . j,!?. .- K ' . . -'
"Matters of state for. the mo
ment. Milly old thing!?" he said.
But; feit up for iour retura and
you, too. Miss Faring and we
may nave some, news for you.
i i .- Impetuous : g
At dinner she 'talked eagerly
about Manorways, and heir plans
ror going there the day after to
morrow at latest Ir not tomor
row. Milly always did . everything
m a hurry. - - t ...
"Ton can be ready by then. Ka-
tharin? The house is all ready
for occupation, so why nojtf Mil
ly said. "When Mri Sant tried to
throw cold water j on, It, he; didn't
know tjshat a good time we're go
ing to have down there 1" 1
"Ton aren't afraid of being
bored I stiff. Katharlae?" asked
Jim, remembering Sant's words.
She laughed I back-t
"If. you'd seen! how greedily l
Wriho m Ttai m cowrm 2.
Uy'erltPtUVtUtO Kit FAMOUS
- J - " Mft mmXM . am.Z. a
Of PmpmtfWtTAtiOOHiCf
TV JLJr " nb
confidence in' our ability and price-fairness
LLUYO T. RIG DON .f fk?-07DAlrtT"AV1 "m1
-'y y'il -:.?j'iry-:. - p- ? .: ul-
snatched at Milly's invitation you
wouldn't have to ask.. Tm looking ;
forward to It Immensely':
j Milly glanced "across at Jim and ,
knew from his face aa his eyes
met -r Katharine's what his
thoughts on the subject were, -"Oh.
we'll have a good time all
right In spite of Sant's- cold ,
water!? he said very contentedly
ili Queer, Jim was thinking, how
he had oeme back to England Just
when he did, not only to be swept
almost Immediately into this dark,
labyrinth of mystery affecting his
friend, but all Unexpectedly to
find-Katharine again and Kath
arine free. - ' 1 'A- ' i " ;
"One thing's fairly certain Mar
teli will .be thinking hard, .-wondering
who it was masquerading
as Martin on the fphone and it
won't be altogether surprising if
he makes a near guess, rem ark
,ed Bill Grayson, as , they dreve
back that night from1 Pensholt to
Beggar's Court. 'JIm, it might
be Just as well to keep one's
weather eye open.. Because, un
less we're unduly flattering him
by this suspicion of yours he can-
be pretty dangerous."-
"Yes and that's putting It
mildly." And Jim laughed a little
grimly. 'Well, perhaps we can be
pretty dangerous too!" !
" -j: Darkness " 3:'"
$ It was a dark night. There was
no moon, only a dim misty -starlight
that should be all In favor
of that plan that was taking them
back secretly to Beggar'a Court.
I It still wanted a fewsninutes to
I when Jim Wyn terra voiding the
main gates of the lonely house,
made : his way i . very quietly
through the little used gate that
led from a side ; road into; the
grounds. - 't; -- fef
:- He was alone. Bill Grayson had
dropped in at the Cross Keys, os
tensibly for a drink, on the chance
of picking up some Information
about the man whom Jim had
seen at that upper window who
he was and if he Were' connected
with the inn. As a stranger Bill
Could sho himself: there, where
Jim Wynter would have been rec
Ognized, Bill .was to. follow in the
car to the side gate, when; two
hoots ' Of his horn - would signal
bis arrival. Until- he cam4 the
plan they had in view must wait.
i:i aog oaraea as Jim maas ms
way very cautiously across the
grounds at: the back of the ram
bling old house, strolling off in
the direction of the ruins.' The
watchdog, poisoned on the night
Frank Severn had 'been overpow
ered in Ills own house, had not
yet .been replaced. 1 - fcj
: Half way across the grounds
Jim Wynter'a steps' were arrest
ed, abruptly. NO sound had brok-?
en the dead quiet of the nipht. V
He could f ot have said what made
him glance round quickly .with .
that sudden odd feeling, like some
sixth senaeL whispering a warn
ing In Jils brain, thaf he was- be
ing watched by. unseen eyes. He
Stopped dead, staring Into the
darkness.- air. his nerves suddenly '
taut. , !-! -
Was that a blur of shadow
moving stealthily in the' dark am
bush of the ruins? Or was it just
a trick of the starlight In that
dim ghostly place?) He took a
quick suspicious i Step nearer,
watching and listeninr Intentlv.
still with that odd insistent unac
countable feeling, j
No sound, except; that some
where in the darkness an owl
hooted and Jim laughed at him
self or the start Into which It be
trayed him.; He told himself with
sudden Impatience: that he was
merely 'imagining 'things as - he -
turned and walked pi.
And almost the same moment
his i eyes were arreted by some
thing that was not mere Imagin
ation. - ; i ; ;-!??;'...;
i A gleam had flashed through
the darkness, that almost as his
eyes caught It was gone again. A
light that had come from the -di
rection of, the estuary - to which
these grounds sloped and, un
less Jim Wynter was very far but
of his reckoning, from the boat
house there, is 4
What was the meaninr of that
llghtT Too many queer things had
nappened and were happening at
Beggar's Court for Jim to have
any scruples in the -matter. He
reflected with a little smile that
not eten the velvet-footed Martin
could have ! exercised mora' vat.
like stealth as very softly ha stole -across
the intervening twenty
yards! to find the answer te that
questton. ' :t-- -iW : i J
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