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HEPPNER GAZETTE TIMES, HEPPNER, OREGON, THURSDAY, AUGUST 23, 1928.
WHAT HAPPENED BEFOBE
John Drane, prosperous Weatcote man
of mystery, Is visited by William Dart
and by a boyhood chum, Simon Judd.
As he speaks to them, a young girl,
Amy Drane, approaches him.
NOW GO ON WITH THE STORY
"What was it, Amy?" John Drane
"Oh, nothing!" she said. "It was
only about Robert; whether you
wanted to see him now, but if you
have visitors "
"This evening, perhaps," John
Drane said. "But, one minute,
Amy. This is an old friend of
"Chum, black my cats, when we
were kids, why don't you say, huh?"
Simon Judd demanded. "He's afraid
to tell how long ago that was, huh?"
"Yes, one of my boyhood chums,"
John Drane said, smiling slightly.
"Simon Judd, In fact. And Judd,
this Is my grand-niece, Amy."
The girl gave Judd her hand and
for a minute or two they talked, the
girl smiling and Judd laughing for
no reason but because of his own
unfailing good humor; then she
said, having learned that the jolly
fat man might stay a day or two,
that Bob was waiting for her and,
after a word of greeting to Dart,
she hurried away. She did not like
Dart; she had never liked him; she
could not imagine what her uncle
John saw In him.
Dart stood stroking his gray
beard, studying Simon Judd as the
big man climbed the veranda steps.
From the rear the movements of
the man from Riverbank were al
most grotesque as he hoisted his
great bulk from step to step."
"I think," Dart said, when John
Drane turned at the .top of the
steps, "I'll come back later on to
Drane scowled his annoyance.
"Now, don't do that, William," he
said. "You know I don't like to
have my plans disarranged. You
said you would stay the night and I
have counted on It I want to thrash
that matter out with you. Don't
be a fool."
"I only thought, as you had Mr.
Judd here "
"Now, that's Just why I want you
to stay," John Drane said. "If Sirrie
and I get to talking boyhood days
we'H never go to bed. Don't you
see? We'll be talking over the old
days. We'll never stop."
"Can't stop me, once I get start
ed, that's sure enough," laughed
Simon Judd. "Talkin's my long
suit, and always was, I guess. But
don't you folks let me bust up any
plans you've made. If you want to
talk, I've got a lot of stuff I've got
to read over sometime stuff I came
down to New York to get hold of.
I been made Chief of Police back
"That Is interesting. At seventy,
too, Simon," Drane said.
"Yes, I guess they got around to
where they thought they needed
some brains at last." Simon Judd
chuckled. "Folks do, sometimes.
Yes, sir; made me Chief of Police
of Riverbank, sure as you're a foot
William Dart had come up the
steps and taken one of the wicker
chairs. He put his elbows on Its
arms and now began revolving his
thumbs, leaning forward and look
ing off over the lawn.
"Yes, sir, John," Simon Judd con
tinued cheerfully, "I been all my
life tryin' one thing and another,
but you can't discourage a good
man; sooner or later he's goin' to
find out what he's made for. There
was one time I tried preachin' and
it looked awhile like' that was gol'n
to be it, but I ain't got the voice
for It when I go to let loose the
voice gets squeaky on me. There
was awhile I tried the butcher busi
ness, but sight of blood always did
make me faintish, so I sort of gave
that up, too. But I got the right
thing now, John. Pretty near ever
since I was a boy I ve had a leanin
"Being a policeman?" William
"Crime tracin," explained Simon
Judd, turning toward the little man
in black. "Huntin" out who done
the crime. What you call detective
work. I feel I got genius that way."
"And that's what brought you to
New York, Simon?" Drane asked.
"Are you on the track of a crimin
al?" "Lands o' goodness, no!" laughed
Simon Judd, slapping his huge
thigh. "Why, I ain't started in yet,
John! I don't get my badge until
first of the year. No sir! I come
down here to have a look around
and see how these New York de
tective fellers manage the business.
And I must say they're right kindly
to strangers; told me a lot of
things; gave me a lot of pamphlets
and one thing and another. It's
goln' to help me a lot, John; I got
the genius for it, all right, but I
got to brush up on the technic more
or less. I guess, though, maybe I'll
get along all right"
Norbert as if knowing what was
desired, appeared on the veranda
with cigars long slender light ci
gars of admirable Quality. Dart and
Drane took cigars, but Judd hesi
tated. "MoBtly I smoke a pipe, John," he
said, "and when I do go in for a
cigar I kind of like 'em dark and
strong. But, I don't know; I'll risk
one. Now, if you fellers had any
thing to talk over
"We can do that later," John
Drane said. "Tell me about River
bank! not many changes, I suppose?"
'Well, yes," Simon Judd said,
pufllng at his cigar. "Say, this ain't
such a bad smoke, is it? Yes, quite
a few changes, John. Main Street
ain't changed much, but out around
you d be surprised. Say, that
niece of yours is a mighty nice girl,
ain't she? You didn't say she was
your niece, did you?"
'I said she was my grand-niece,"
said John Drane, and William Dart
looked up at him suddenly. There
was a question in his eyes a ques
tion and fright If he feared any
thing, however, there was no sign
of anything to fear in Simon Judd's
face. The fat man was finding un
expected pleasure in his cigar.
"She stay here with you all the
time," he asked.
"She's making her home with me
now yes," John Drane answered.
'That's nice nice to have young
folks around," Simon Judd said.
"And, as I was sayln' about the
changes jn Riverbank you know
the field where we used to go to
hunt rabbits?. Bailey's field, John?
Well, you'd never know it all built
up with houses; streets and all, gas
and electric, sewers, everything!
The old man . . . lay with his head thrown back against the pillow
You remember little Ross Gartner
father used to run the Western
Hotel? He developed that part of
With' Simon Judd talking and
John Drane asking a question now
and then, they remained there on
the veranda until dark, when Nor
bert called them to dinner. $
On Sunday mornings John Drane
and his household usually slept
later than usual and" breakfast was
not served until nine. At nine, this
morning, Mrs. Vincent who for
many years had sat at the foot of
John Drane's table behind the cof
fee pot and toaster stood in the
breakfast room waiting for her em
ployer. She stood near her chair
and she seemed to be sufferng, for
her eyes were closed and she held
one hand against the small of her
back. She was actually in great
pain, for she was a diabetic and at
times the pains caused by her con
dition were almost more than she
could bear. Presently, as no one
appeared in the breakfast room
other than the maid Josie, Mrs.
Vincent drew out her chair and
seated herself, ready to arise at mo
mentary notice. Her face was un
usually pale, of the hue natural to
those suffering from her disease,
but she was dressed as always, neat
'Josie, she said presently and
with considerable effort, "I think
you had better have Norbert call
Mr. Drane and the other men again.
They can't have gotten up."
"Yes, ma'am," the maid said. "If
they felt the way I do they never
would get up."
"You're not so well this morn
ing?" "Oh, I feel just awful!" the girl
exclaimed, almost in tears. "I don't
hardly feel like I could drag
through the. day. I'm that weak,
"Your heart again?"
"Yes, like always, only last night
it pained me worse than ever it did.
It was something terrible, Mrs. Vin
cent" "I don't know what's the matter
with us all sick like we are," the
housekeeper said. "You better tell
The girl went to find the negro
houseman. She returned almosq
"He's got one of them awful
coughing spells again," she said.
"I guess I'll have to go myself, and
I don't feel hardly able."
She looked at Mrs. Vincent, but
that poor woman was suffering.
"I guess you'll have to go, Josie,"
she managed to say. "I've got to
save myself for breakfast; Mr.
Drane don't like it for me to be
away from breakfast," and the girl
On the veranda for it was there
the small family gathered before
breakfast in nice weather Amy
Drane was sitting on the arm of a
chair looking through the pages of
the huge Sunday newspaper, and
she had just opened wide a double
page of brown illustrations when
she heard a piercing scream from
the floor above and the fall of a
body to the floor. She threw aside
the paper and, swinging open the
screen door, ran up the wide stairs.
In the hall Simon Judd, trousered
but coatless and with his suspen
ders hanging, was coming down the
passage from the yellow guest room
as hastily as his huge bulk could
move, and at the open door of John
Drane's room the girl Josie lay
stretched on the floor unconscious.
Amy Drane was about to bend down
to raise her when her eyes glimpsed
her uncle on his bed and she stood
white and speechless, petrified with
horror. The old man, her uncle, lay
with his head thrown back against
Americans Who Have Won Laurels at the OlympicGames
LfefefeTi TTShhhy 'Satin
AMERICA LEADS ALL I
U. S. Wins First Place in
22 Events in Olympics;
Takes 54 Medals.
With members of the Royal Dutch
family looking on, the ninth Olym
piad came to an official close at
Amsterdam last week. Queen Wll
helmlna sprung a surprise by ap
pearing in the royal box, and hand
ed out the gold medals won by the
contestants. Prince Henry gave
out the silver medals and Count
Baillet-Latour, President of the In
ternational Olympic committee, pre
sented the bronze awards. The Uni
ted States won twenty-two first
prizes, seventeen silver medals and
fifteen bronze medals, making a to
tal of fifty-four Olympic prizes, the
largest of any nation.
Among American Olympic heroes
were Bud Houser, winner of the
discus throw; .Edward Hamm,
broad Jump victor; Sabln Carr, pole
vault victor; Bob King, who won
for the U. S. In the high jump; Ray
Barbuttl, first in 400-meter run;
Johnny Kuck, leader In shot put;
Johnny Wicsmuller, speedy swim
ming champion; Albina Osipowich,
girl swimming marvel; Martha
Uorcllus and George Kojac, who
broke world'i records in swimming
Ficiires denoted thnt h ninth
Olympiad netted a profit of almost
half a million dollars. Expenses in
connection with It amounted to Jl,
085,000, and the income is estimated
The Olympiad Is the greatest
track and field competition in the
world. There ware noarlv R non rnn-
testants this year, all strong, ready
to give tneir utmost efforts for the
glory of their various countries.
The Olympic games derive their
name from the little city of Olympia
In Greece where the Greeks held
their gala athletic meet every four
When Greece was at her grandest
ana nooiest, the reverence paid to
the Olympic winners was astound
ing. Not only was the victor hon
ored, but the glory was shared by
nis entire tamlly. The super-athletes
were honored above all men,
the pillow, his glassy eyes staring at
her, and the front of his pajama
coat was sodden with blood from a
spot over the heart to the bed cov
ers drawn close about him.
"What's the matter?" Simon Judd
asked, and then he too, looking past
Amy, saw the dead man. "He'
been murdered!" he exclaimed, and
Amy felt something huge lean
against her back. "Black my cats!"
Simon Judd said weakly; "I'm goln'
to faint!" and he did, his vast bulk
thrusting Amy into the room as he
fell across the body of Josie the
(Continued next week.)
I for the
by Nancy Hart
DID YOU KNOW that no mat
ter what its -make your car can
have a windshield of glass that will
not shatter. Good news to thou
sands of mothers who hesitate to
take children on motor trips along
The safety windshield has no
wires in its construction, but is a
triplex product made of three lay
ers of glass welded together by heat,
pressure and a chemical treatment
that makes it indistinguishable
from ordinary glass.
Under severe impact triplex glass
will yield, but does not fly in frag
ments or present Jagged edges that
cut and tear. Which is to say it is
good accident insurance against
more than half the Injuries that oc
cur to motorists, for insurance stat
istics tell us 65 per cent of all motor
accidents are due to broken glass.
Eyesight and one's good looks are
precious possessions. It pays to pro
tect them in every reasonable way.
To Darken Light Tan Shoes
If you will rub your tan shoes
with a cloth dipped in ammonia
they will be a darker shade when
dry. If necessary, repeat the treat
ment several times, allowing the
leather to dry between applications.
To Prevent Sun Burn
Into a fourth cup of water, put
ten drops of glycerine and apply to
the skin with a soft cloth. Leave
on five minutes then remove gently,
and you will find this a good pro
tection against sun burn.
To Remove Splinters
To extract a splinter easily, fill
a large-necked bottle nearly full
with boiling water, place the in
jured part over the mouth of the
bottle and press gently.
To Protect Plants
When plants become covered with
insects, spray them with a syringe,
using a suds of naptha soap.
A Good Wall Paper Cleaner
Mix a tablespoon of kerosene, two
of vinegar, two of ammonia, one of
salt, a half cup warm water and one
cup flour. Cook together, stirring
continually. Then knead as you
would bread dough, until smooth.
Break into bits and rub soiled paper
with It as if it were an eraser.
Softens Lumpy Sugar
When sugar becomes hard and
lumpy, stand It in the refrigerator
for a day and It will turn soft again.
She turned to the young man who
was showing her through the loco
motive works and pointing asked,
What is that big thing over there?"
"That's a locomotive boiler."
"And what do they boil locomo
"To make the locomotive tender."
When the wolf is at the door It is
better to use the back entrance.
Rams For Sale
50 Registered Corridale Ram Lambs.
1 00 Purebred Delaine-Lincoln Crossbred
Can also place orders for purebred Delaine
Merino Rams and Bullard Bros.'
J. G. Barratt
New Fall Shipment
Voiles and Beautiful Prints Sizes 15,
17, 19, 1,2, 3, 4, 46, 48 and 50-
$1.50 to $3.50
St. Marys Institute
Conducted by the Sisters of St. Mary.
BOARDING AND DAY SCHOOL FOR
GIRLS AND YOUNG WOMEN.
Courses offered: Four years accredited high
school; Eight elementary grades; Complete
training in music and art.
For further information address
St. Mary's Institute,
Change in Schedule
Time Schedule Effective
August 17, 1928
Leaving Pendleton Bead Up
Arrive 12:15 P. M. Heppner
Arrive 11:45 A. M. Lena
Arrive 11:10 A. M. Vinson
Arrive 10:30 A. My Pilot Rock
Leave 10:00 A. M. Pendleton
Leave 3:00 P. M.
Leave 3:30 P. M.
Leave 4:10 P. M.
Leave 4:45 P. M.
Arrive 5:15 P. M.
Heppner-Pendleton Stage Line
Stage Depot, Main and Bail
road St, Phone 505
Gordon's, Main St
Connections at Pendleton for Walla Walla, Lewis ton, La
Grande, Baker, Boise and Portland.
Looks Like Small
Electric motors in this
country are doing ev
ery day as much work
as could be accom
plished by 175,000,000
In the past ten years
the production capacity
of the country has in
creased an average of
65 per cent.
These two facts are
reflected in the gronth
of our national income
from twenty-seven bil
lions to ninety billions
during this period.
There is even greater
The purchasing power of the aver
age American industrial worker is
33 per cent greater than it was
when the United States entered
the World War, according to the
National Industrial Conference
From 1914 to 1928 the wages of
industrial workers have increased
1 16 per cent, while living costs are
only about 64 per cent higher.
The explanation of this seeming
paradox higher wages and lower
costs is found in the widespread
use of electric power, mechanical
advances and mass production.
Through the forward strides that
have been made in the generation
and transmission of electrical en
ergy, every industrial worker in
this country can command the
services of four horse-power,
equivalent to the strength of for
The maintenance of high wages
and low prices is dependent upon
the continued expansion of the
electrical industry. This depends
upon continued individual initia
tive, through which the industry
has reached its present efficient
Pacific Power & Light Co.