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The Leading Lady
By GERALDINE BONNER
(Copyrljfct *7 Tfc# Bobb*-M#*T*Il Co.)
W h a t human b eing does not lo v e a
ato ry ?
E s p e c ia lly
one o f
thoae affaire in wh ic h a puzzlin g crim e
auddenly diaturhe the l i v e » o f a g ro u p
o f peop le w h o ha ve been g o i n g a l o n g
In a norm al w ay.
A l l at o e c e a
m a le v o le n c e
la c om m itte d
w h i c h turna th e ir placid l i t t l e w o r ld
te p a y tu rvy.
N o one k n o w s the p e r
p e t r a t o r o f the crime, but c irc u m -
atancea are accb that« an y o n e o f the
a p p a r e n tl y honest. atneere m em b e rs
o f the g r o u p m ay com e under suspicion.
N e w a n g le s o f the a ffa ir and new m y s
te r ie s develop, and a period o f the moat
w r a c k i n g suspense e xis ts f o r a l l
In this case th ere la no s u p e r-d e te c
t i v e w it h his m ath em atics, hla c h e m
icals, his m e a s u rin g d e v ic e s and his
m ethods o f dedu ction to tr ap the c r i m i
nal and, by the v e r y com p le ten e ss o f
th e case a g a i n s t him, f o r c e him to a
confession. N o one hut a f e w confused
c i v i l ia n s and a couple o f f a i r l y as tu te
l a w officers, both o f the l a t t e r w o r k
i n g In d iffe r e n t d ire c tio n s and by the
v a r ia n c e o f th e ir th e o rie s ob s tru c tin g
r a t h e r than a i d i n g a solution.
on e o f th ose c rim e s w h ich seemed l i k e
l y to rem ain a m y s t e r y unless some
a c c id en t o ccurred to c le a r It up. And
th e ac c id en t did occur: one o f the
s t r a n g e s t ac c id en ts e v e r w r i t t e n Into
a m y s t e r y plot, and so t e r r i f y i n g In Its
effe c ts that it b r o u g h t a v o l u n t a r y and
q u it e un expecte d con fe s s io n f ro m the
g u i l t y party.
t le r a ld ln e B onn e r has w r i t t e n many
c l e v e r sto rie s and e stab li shed herself
as a m as te r o f t h r i l l tlctlou.
Ideal person. Compensation whs aof
so munificent, but then Miss Saun
ders was not yet In the star cast, and
all expenses would be covered. In
cluding a week at Gull island.
He had no need for further persua
sion. for Miss Saunders accepted at
ooce. She was grateful to him and
said so and looked as if she meant
It. So, In a glow of mutual satisfac
tion, they walked to the door. U r Wai-
berg telling over such members of the
cast as had already been engaged:
Sylvan us Grey for the Duke. Isabel
Cornell for Maria, Joan 'jorlon Tre
vor for Sir Toby— no one could beat
him. had the old Eng !»n tradition—
snd Anne Tracy ftir Olivia. At -hat
name H,.se Saunders had exciaimed n
evident pleasure. Anne Tracy would
be perfect, and It would be so «vmy
having her. they were such friends.
“And I'm going to give you my lest
director, Hugh Basaetr. If with you
and him they don't pull iff a sn m ae
the Maine public s dumber nun £
Her business accnmmlshed. Miss
Saun'lers went home. She llrad :n me
of those mid-town fmiefcjs if old imwn-
atxnt houses divided into rims. Let
ting herself in with a Latchkey sue ut-
One of the morning trains that tap
the little towua along the sound ran
Into the Grand Central depot. The
pusseugers, few In number— for It win
midsummer and people were going out
of town, not coinlug In— filed strag-
gllngly up the long platform to the
exit. One of them was a girl, fair and
young, with those distinctive attributes
of good looks and style that drew
men's eyes to her face and women’s to
People watched her, noting the lithe
grace of her movements, her delicate
slimness, the froth of blonde hair
that curled out under the brim of her
h at She appeared oblivious to the In
terests she aroused und this Indiffer
ence hau once been naturul, for to be
looked at and admired had been her
normal right und become a stale expe
rience. Now It was assumed, an armor
under which she sought protection, hid
herself from morbid curiosity and
eagerly observing eyes. To be pointed
out as Sybil Saunders, the actress,
was a very different thing from being
pointed out as Sybil Saunders, the
fiancee of James Iiullas of the Dallas
The Dallas-I’arklnson case had been
■ sensation three months hack. James
Dallas, a well known aclor, had killed
Homer Parkinson during a quarrel In
a men's club, and fled before the horrl
tied onlookers could collect their
senses. Dallas, a man of excellent
character, had hnd many friends who
claimed mitigating circumstances—
Parkinson, drunk and brutal, had pro
voked the assault. Hut the Parkinson
clan, new-rich oil people, breathing
vengeance, had risen to the cause of
their kinsman, poured out money In
an effort to bring the fugitive to Jus
tice, and offered a reward of ten thou
sand dollars for his arrest. Of course
Sybil Saunders had figured lu the In
vestigation, she was the betrothed of
the murderer, their marriage had been
at hand. She had gone through hours
bf questioning, relentless grilling, and
had steadily maintained her Ignorance
of Dallas' whereabouts; from the
night of his dtsappearanee she hnd
heard nothing from him and knew
nothing of him. The Parkinsons did
not believe her statement, the police
Her taxi rolled out Into the swelter
tag heat. Incandescent streets roaring
Under the blinding glare of the sun.
Her destination was the office of
Stroud and Walherg, theatrical mana
Mr. Wallterg offered her a
friendly hand and a chair. Mr. Wal-
berg, a kindly Hebrew, was kindlier
than ever to this particular visitor.
He was sorry for her— as who In hi*
profession was not— ami wanted to
help her along and here was his propo
A committee of ladles, a high
Society bunch summering up In Maine,
wanted to give a play for charity.
Thomas N. Driscoll, the spool-cotton
magnate who was In t'nltfornla. had
offered them his place np there— Gull
Island was the name— for an outdoor
performance The ladles had wanted
a classic which Mr. Walberg opined
was all right, seeing the show wts for
charity, and people could stand being
bored for a worthy object. “Twelfth
Night" was the play they had selected
The Isdtes hsd placed the matter In
Mr. Walberg's hands, and he had at
once thought of Sybil Saunders for
She was In hla opinion tbs
1S!7. Western Nswspspsr Union.)
y o u r Horse
haa a cough or cold or has beeg
ixpoaed to disease give itSpohn'i,
Use Spohn'e to keep your
horse* working full tim*. Koi
d i s t e m p e r , influenza, colds,
eoujfhs, j ink eye, catarrhal fever
and all uiseasea affecting the
lone, throat and lung» give—
T h e h e i g h t « by g r e a t men reached
W e r e not attain e d by sudden
flig h t:
But th ey, w h i l e th eir c o m p a n i o n «
tn t h «
— Lon gfellow .
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W HOLESOM E GOOD TH INGS
STATE A P P R O V E D LANDS
SooHn Medical Co.. Dept. XZ. Goshen. Indiana
C A L IF O R N IA
Small improved farms in well established
Now that fresh eggs are plentiful, settlement. Fruit, alfalfa, dairy, hogs, poul.
It waa aa If bis band beckoned
try. C h u rc h e s , high s c h o o l, g r a m m a r acbool*.
her to come. She coai l write to him
may be prepared from Also unimproved lauds with firs t w a te r rights.
at lssc do tt rhi.s eveemg and take it
Easy terms. Write Frecno Farms, Kerman, CaM.
out after 'dark. Lying very still, her
bands clasped be fund her head, she
Eggs.— Itoust one dozen
ran over in her mind ecter boxes, poet
fresh preen peppers, re
olfices where she atighc mail tt. Were
move the skin and seeds
roe ones n crownied uscncts or chose
and chop, then boll In a
i in secluded byways, the safest? It
very little water until
waa Aka wa.k:ng through gr-xsae»
tender; season well with
where live wires were Hidden.
haarlem oil has been a world
butter. Beat six eggs,
A r a g i t the jei. minie her Leap te
wide remedy for kidney, liver and
dstr feet witix w ill visions of decec-
bladder disorders, rheumatism,
; five». But lx was only Anne Tricy. I cook for a moment In a little butter.
Spanish Meat Diah.— Arrange a lay
come in cd vee if die was lack from
lumbago and uric acid conditions.
er of thinly «liced potatoes In a well
her visit on tne «innd. It v ia a com
hire ta *ee Anne, die liw ajs lcted t* | battered baking dish, add a thinly
if -clings were yittr is they la d been «. ced onion, over this a layer of sliced
tlsrirtiug piesonu. i co 11 roast beef, steak or hamburger.
H A A R L E M OIL
She vaa JytiU’t jest fiveaii was :• I Caster with a cupful or two of thick
g is g s ? a
•.maco and place In the oven to bake;
la-.-e >een le r jruitsaiaid. Bat sue
knaw ju more j£ Sybil’* xecrens since »t e c ready to serve garnish with two
correct internal troubles, stimulate vital
>e ' . -ve -.aI espoonfuls of cooked peas
organs. Three sizes. All druggists. Insist
Jim Cailus nod llMigpeiu-ed than my
iver the top.
on the original genuine G o l d M edal .
m » use.
a j u *ae ie,T>tr -"•■'iphc to
M e x e a t- Sauce.— C ook one onion
know -d ia t v.za viy _.a fineuduiug
la e -y e&»pp*d in tw o tablespoonfuls
l * f b a t'e r fo r five m inutes. Add one
They lad i great ueu to in k irxmt,
-ad aa-J on e green pepper, one clove
mr •imoly tie T v »*rta LWgnn" u tu r
•*f ft T iie . each finely c h o p p e d ; add
kune wu* jnmenitei:’ neaaed dim
rw * com atoea peeled and chopped.
■bviil luu tgree-l o jiuy.
• i fifteen minutes, add one teu-
hoi my ilia— sue »viUittU *uy U.U.-
For Indigestion, Dyspepsie, etc.
*c* ■ afuL of Worcestershire sauce, a
Anna ill dytul’* ’e-—uL niiiamiTtng of
Relieve* Distress after Hurried
of celery salt uud salt to
ler life— mr ier taiamuuem uiuur x
Meals or Overeating.
til v;ie hTveear.hie. 1 «nomad the
gentle laxative. It keeps the di
T • ; . 3-lay night supper a bowl of
eui-e-ost grt mu marred f ie Tjua
gestive tract working normally.
• "i and m;;k Is delicious. It may
eisrume v.'ut uniupii finm xa- ruj-
•* r~-33>d If preferred.
30c & 90c. At all Druggists.
Uiurfi. tie gulden vtg -rcea in. 'W'uer
P’-.-zm-i’T B »cult.— Sift four teaspoon
ini* mm ier uqjartira urn n. tie
G. G. GREEN, Inc. WOODBURY, N. J.
t - 1 -axing powder, one teaspoon-
lay me fiet ninci reievzei uxoir ues
fu o! «a % the same of sugar, one cup-
trend.— sue wut * coning ntex. ’ runr
1 xr:.eat flour, one-half cupful of
n g .ul'v* ngnu.
15 i t , four tablespoonfuls ol
A-ine u-.—iuieil mininur Ittte IttC to
and one cupful of freshly
end inflam m ations quickly
another if tie nm -ow a «reen» a. eir
gr' und Corn.
Add enough milk to
.tther i f file irriwueriine mum**. Her*
make a mixture to roll out. Cut into
v i a me -mm ttrqest l i r le r brother.
* unds and bake on a hot griddle, turn
Joe Trtcy lv«u v i a ie r w ie * not
Ing when one side Is brown to brown
parv’ung l.a jr-nVsttiua ■m the road,
on the other. They may be baked In
rtere were a-acme* n Jce'a pursuit
tlie oven If preferred. Tills recipe
during wiuen he innabited a small
ninkes one dozen biscuits.
Coon’s Food Preferencea
bedroom In the rear and caused Anne
Popcorn Soup.— To one quart of milk
a great deal of worry and expense.
In Belfast, Maine, Is a black and
brought to the scalding point add two
Joe apparently did not worry, cer
white coon kitten that loves above all
tablespoonfuls euch of butter und flour
tainly not about the expense. Absence
else a saltine. preferring It to meat
well conked together. Add one cup
of work wore on tils temper not be
or fish, and will even uncover the
ful of finely ground popcorn and serve
cause Anne hud to curry the flat alone,
cracker box and steal one In order to
garnished with a spoonful of freshly
but because he had no spending money.
satisfy Its taste. When the cracker
popped whole kernels.
Is accompanied with a bit of cheese
They* said It was his temper that
Stuffed Onions.— Prepare as many
or on olive, so much the better. The
stood in his way. Something did, for
onions as there are persons to serve.
kitten Is also fond of vegetables, espe
he wus an excellent actor with that
Parboil until tender but unbroken.
power of transforming himself Into an
cially spinach and cabbage. Its mother
Drain, remove the centers and mix
empty receptucle to be filled by the
was born in a grocery store and lived
with butter, chopped hum and season
character he portrayed. Hut directors
and during her three years of
lng, a little cream aud the yolk of an
w ho hud had experience of him, tulked
egg. Fill the onions with this mixture existence ate nothing but hamburg
about his "natural meanness” and
und place In deep dish and buke, bast steak, and never, as far as her master
shook their heads. People who tried
ing with cream during the baking. could determine, did she drink water
to be sympathetic with Anne about
Cook covered until neurly done, then or milk.
him got little satisfaction. All the
remove the cover and put a spoonful
most persistent ever extracted was an
of well buttered crumb« on the top to
H E A R IN G R E S T O R E D
admission that Joe was “difficult.”
Ear Drum Invented by A.
Hugh Bassett hud lioosted aud helped
Food We Lika.
O. Leonard, which is a Tiny Megaphone,
and lectured him. And not for love
If the turkey Is not at hand, any fitting inside the ear out of sight, Is
of Joe, for in his heart Bassett thought
fowl may be used for the following restoring hearing and stopping Head
him a pretty hopeless proposition.
Noises of thousands of people. Request
That evening, alone In her purlor,
T u r k a y Sand
for information to A. O. Leonard. Suite
Anne was thinking ubout him. He
« •-■ -.......
wlchea.—Chop fine 646. 70 Fifth Ave., New York City,
““ H i i i f f
had no engagement and no expectation
three h e a d s of will be given prompt reply.— Adv,
of one, and it wus not wise to leuve
crisp celery. Take
him alone in the fiut without occupa
three cupfuls of
Toy industry Booming
tion. She went to the window and
cold cooked turkey
leaned out. The air rose from the
Tn twenty yenrs the American pro
from the breast
street, breuthless and dead, the heated
duction of toys has grown from a lit
me a t
exhalation of walls and puveinents
tle over $5.500,000 to $80.000.000. Also
Blanch and shred
baked all day by the merciless sun.
the toys are infinitely better, for where
one and ODe-half cupfuls of almonds
To leave Joe to this while she was
together, season the Imported ones were formerly made
busking In the delights of Gull Island
of flimsy tin and lead those now made
with salt and pepper and molstei
—apart from anything he might do—
in this country are mostly of pressed
It wasn't fair. And then suddenly the with mayonnaise. Cut thin stu-e» steel and tough wood, well fitted to
of white bread and spread with pi
expression of her face changed and
mento butter. Spread half the slices stand the r^ugh usage of childhood.
she drew In from the window— Hugh
with a thick layer of the mixture and
Bassett was coming down the street.
Proverbs are culled wlsdow.
the remaining slices with crisp let
The hell rang, she pushed the but
tuoe. spread with mayonnaise.
ton and presently he was at the door
together In pair», press edges together
saying he was passing and thought
and cut Into three-inch strips. Garnish
he’d drop lu for a minute. He was a
each nndwteh with stars cut from
big thick-set man with a quiet repose
plmentoes. At the point of the star
ful quality unshaken even by the heat.
place a tiny pearl onion.
He hud dropped In a great deal this
Taa Sandwiches Spread thin nn
summer and as the dropplngs-ln be
sweetened wafer cracgers with quince N o N e e d to Suffer Another Day
came more frequeut Anne's outside en
orange marmalade, or any fruit Jam
T h o s e Agonizing Tortur
gagements became less. They always
Set another wafer over the one spread
simulated a mutual surprise, giving
with fruit and arrange In a dalntv
them time to get over that somewhat
basket or a plate covered with a lace
There Is one simple yet Inexpen
breathless moment of meeting.
paper dolly. Serve with tea. coco,, sive way to reduce Inflamed, swollen
They achieved It rather better that or chocolate
toe Joints and get them down to nor-
usual tonight for their tuinda were full
Orang# Marlngua Pudding.— Slice nial and that Is to apply Moone's Eta*
o f the same subject. Bassett had coror
three oranges In a pudding dish erald Oil night and morning.
to Impart the good news about Syblt,
Ask your druggist or any first class
sprinkle with sugar to taste
and Anne bad seen her and heard all custard from the yolks of ,hree eggs druggist for an original two-ouneo
Finally when they had
bottle of Moone's Emerald Oil (full
one tablespoon ful of cornstarch one
thrashed out all the matters of first fourth of a cupful of SUgHrt M „ Tn strength) and refuse to accept any
thing in its place. It Is such a highly
Importance Bassett said:
mill snd one cupful of ram,
"b id you tell her that Walherg « double .toiler until smooth and welt concentrated preparation that two
ounce* lasts a long time and further
wanted Aleck Stoke« for the Duke?"
cooked, then cool and pour over the more If this wonderful discovery
"No, I didn't say a word about tt oranges. Best the whites of the eggs does not give you complete satis
What was the use? It would only until «tiff, add one tahlespoonfnl of faction you can have your money
have upset her and you'd put a atop
•range Juice aud „„e tahlespo,,nfui of refunded.
Special note: People who want to
Heap lightly on the podding
(T O BE C O N T IN U E D .)
«nd set Into the oven to brown the reduce swollen or varicose veins
should get a bottle o f Emerald Oil
Applied night and morning
Real Home Joy
ns directed they wlli quickly notice
Simile— A s self satisfied as a fe ll««
Improvement which will continue
/ t t U u
/ H o - * . vrOJ¿ on
who haa Just succeeded In threadfet
until the veins and bunches are re
a needle fer hla wife. -PaUnucr» a * «
duced to normal.
Now Ha Had Grov. Bolder, Telling
Her Where He W a a
eended the two flights at a rapid run.
unlocked her door and entered upon
the hot empty quietude of her own
domain. She threw her hat on a chair,
and falling upon the divan opened the
paper that »he had carried since she
left the Grand Central station.
She folded the pages back at the
personal column and settled over It,
bent, motionless, her eyes traveling
down its length.
stopped, focused on a paragraph. She
took a pad and pencil from the desk,
drew a small table up to the dlvnn.
spread the newspa|>er on It. and copied
the paragraph onto the pad. It ran
"Edmund stoney broke but Albert
nble to help him. Think we ought to
chip In. Can a date be arranged for
discussing his uffalrsT
"Sum and I-ewls.’’
She studied It for some time, the
pencil suspended. Then It descended,
crossing out letter after letter, till three
word» remained— "Kdmoutoo, Alberta,
anada.” The signature she guessed
as the name he went by.
| She burned the written paper, grind
ing It to powder In the ash tray. The
newspaper she threw Into the waste
basket where Luelia, the mulatto wom
an who "did up" for her. would find
it In the morning. She felt certain
Luelia was paid to watch her. Hut
she had continued to keep the evil-
eyed creature, fearful that her dismis
sal would make them more than ever
ary. strengthen their suspicion that
Sybil Saunders was In com tuuu teat ion
with her lover.
Th* deadly danger of It was cold
at her heart. She had heard directly
from him once, a letter the day after
had ile.l; the only one that even he,
reckless In his despair, had dared to
send. In that he had told her to watch
the personal column In a certain pa
per and had given her the name» by
which she could Identify the para
graphs She had watched and twice
found the veiled message and twice
waited In sickening fear for discovery
It had not hapis-ned. Now ho had
grown bolder, telling her where be
Puts An End to