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MEDFORD MAIL TRIBUNE, MEDFORD, OREGON, TUESDAY, , APRIL 3, 1934.
Judith
Inill!SIINuIN
srxoi'HIS: Norman Pale hat
invited Tom Itevine' tvtdoui and
ilauflhter, .Uathile, with Morton
.jii'.;.ce, their attorney, to hit
Acn: to dterwte the lievine wilt
tanyte. .Vormon' wife. Judith, hae
been left the lievine fortune and
tvelructione to carry out lievine'
plan for a dam on the ftlo Diablo.
Lampere. allhnuqh Harman'e law
partner and former attorney tor
Bevint, uiehee to break the ivill
and build the dam tor hie oton
benefit. Judith refueee to eee the
vleitore. and aoee to bed to think
over the tanale.
Chapter 20
THE RIFT
MIO l'OM was projoctlng hlmsuif
"from the other side of death Into
Judith's thought, by cleverly pre
conceived communications.
To Norman, Morton Lampere, his
partner, his father's partner before
him, was a person to be admired, al
most revered. His word would weigh
more than that of a young girl. Lam.
per was a friend of a lifetime, and
Norman had known her a compara
tlvely short time.
Perhaps Norman was right, and
she with her self assurance was
wrong. Perhaps Lampere was rlgbtl
She weighed this thought as she
looked out on the terrsce where the
lights which had blocked yellow ob
longs on the grtjeiisward were slid-
denly blotted out.
' She would discuss this with him
and It he could prove her wrong she
would gladly make any concession.
She prepared for bed, turned on the
bed lamp to let him know she was
awake, then waited.
She henrd Oelpby's goodnight,
tLen Llgo's, heard the kitchen door
close and voices In the servants'
cottage. And then she heard Nor
man coming up the steps. He
stopped in his dressing room, then
a few moments later went out by
the hall door, down the corridor to
the guest room.
The door of the guest room
opened, the hall lights flashed off.
The door closed.
Judith turned off the lamp, a hot
pain cutting through her. What bad
happened to make Norman do such
a thing? Mathlle'a laughter echoed
In her ears, but It was not her In
fluence, more likely I.ampore's. He
was wise in the ways of women, be
knew It would take firm determina
tion to keep her from seeking Nor
man, and In the end giving In to his
wishes.
She slipped from the bed snd went
tc sn open window. A soft wind,
faint echo of the previous evening's
eale, came In with the breath of
sleeping fields. The sorvants' cot
tags was a dark squart topped with
moon Icing. The little stream was
a trickle of quicksilver among the
shale.
Judith looked . It and shuddered.
She folt as though there were tears
In her heart which trickled along
. Ilk. quicksilver.
All of her lite abe had wanted to
belong to someone. Her father, em
balmed In grief a. her mother's pass
ing, bad been companionable, but
she had felt her love for him was
more maternal than his was pa
ternal. Big Tom, In his loneliness,
bad filled tbls need. .
But Norman . , . she knew If he
were to come in, slip an arm under
her pillow tor a cushioned rest, and
she were to awaken knowing be was
there, her trust would be thrown
to the winds tor fear of nights to
come when there would be no pro
tecting arc of arm.
And yet abe knew If this hap
pened she' would bate herself, and
In time turn bitterly on Norman for
causing her to disregard her own
sense of what was right.
pvKLPHV, round eyed, brought her
U orange Juice at the usual hour.
She surveyed the untouched pillow,
said nothing, but tucked Judith In
with unnecessary thoroughness con
sidering she was about to rise. Then,
glass clinking on tray, she stalked
down the hall to the guest room,
Judith chose her morning frock
with a deliberate Intent to charm.
She hnd one of yellow linen, .em
broidered In marguerites, that Nor
n.an hadn't seen. She put this on,
brushed her black hair until It shone
like lacquer, erased the tell-tale
signs of sleepless early hours with
clever artifice, then went for a stroll
lu tho garden.
There were a fe'. daffodils bloom
ing. Judith studied their linclng
heads, hesitated, then rogretfully
snipped tbe long stems. Back In the
breakfast room she laid the table
with green grass llneu, a Bavarian
breakfast set of Ivory rimmed with
field flowers.
It was gay, that breakfast table.
Tbe sun slanted In through open
windows and waimed Judith, who
stood thrusting the stems of the
daffodils Into an Ivory frog.
Upstairs, Norman was splashing
around, slamming doors with early
morning thoroughness. In the
kitchen Delphy was banging pans
as If venting anger on tbe aluminum
ware, and on the driveway Llge was
Industriously raking wind scraps
Into small heaps and burning them,
the small pyramids sending up
woodsy Incense In quivering spirals.
Judith bummed as she worked.
She beara the newsboy throw a
paper to tbe porch, tailed to Llge
that she would get It, and went out.
Two morning newspapers lay there.
She picked them up, uprolled them
and smoothed them out, looking
down towards tbe highway.
As she turned to go In she glanced
down, and stopped short.
There, staring up at her was bar
latest photograph, her best. In tbe
next column was one of Matblls
Bevlns. Between tbera were heaped
sketched bags of money, Ave million
dollars printed tboreon. Below was
a picture of Norman.
Stunned she read the caption:
"Rightful Heir to Bevlns Money to
Sue Millionaire Stenographer,"
Her eyes rejected this for some
thing more surprising "Lampere
plays trump card. Firm of Dale,
Lampere and Morrison to take up
Bevlna fight Husband may fight
Wife In Effort to Regain Money for
Boyhood Sweetheart"
Judith atood on the veranda until
she had completed the newapaper
story. It was an Interview given by
Morton Lampere.
"We have tried to be lenient with
Mrs. Dale. Because of her hueband,"
aid Mr. Lampere, following the
meeting held In the offices of the
Bevina ' Construction Company,
"hut obviously, the power which
comet with euch a sum of money
has gone to her bead.
"we anticipate no difficulty In
breaKIng the will because we nave .
plenty of evidence to prove that the
young lady used undue influence la
causing the ased gentleman"
"Aged gentleman," cried Judith
aloud, "the Idea of calling Tom Bev-,
Ins aged at sixty-two!"
"to change his will during tbe Ill
ness which took his life.
"My partners and 1 will exert
every e.Tort to eee that Justice Is
done to the bereaved widow and
young daughter."
The newspaper In fairness had
given the same prominence to the
story of the reorganisation of tbe
Pevlns Construction Company. They
used In their lead the fact that tbe
three hundred workers at '.he dam,
due to her spirited refusal to com
ply with a request for resignation.
would not lose a day's work.
Judith felt heartened by this, but
somehow everything save one line
appeared to her to be written about
someone other than herself. Tbe
11 t o that burned Into her mind was:
."Husband may fight wife to re
gain money tor former sweetheart"
NO wonder, thought Judith, that
Mathlta Bnvlna hnd lauahert
that triumphant laugh moan, ahe
now know, for her ears. No wunder.
Norman had been unable to face her.
She walked Into the dining room
"Delphy,"she called, "remove my
plate."
This done, she folded the news
paper to that article and tipped It
up against tbe bowl of daffodils that
Norman might see It whon he sat
down. She went then to the tele
phone, called a cab, then went to her
dressing room, locked the doors and
packed her bags.
Norman met her at the door as
she waa leaving "Judith," ne pro
tested, as he saw her bags.
"You should thank me, Norman,"
she returned, "" m simply making
things easy tor you. Lampere told
us a wife could not appear against
her husband and that rule works
both ways. Desertion will provide
you with grounds for divorce and
you can ... as the morning paper
ys, 'fight your wife to obtain mil
lions for your former sweetheart"
Sho was down the steps, the
startlod cab drlvor behind her- -"To
the Rice," ahe said. When they were
on the highway she gave Clla's address.
Because she worked for a morn
ing newspaper, Clin worked nights
and so waa still In bed when Judith
arrived.
She looked up from the telephone
sbe bad wrangled to within arms
reach of the bed, then spoke Into
the mouthpiece "here she comes
with Reno In her eye. It I don't
mistake the signs she'll sob It out
ri. my motherly shoulder.
Okay, Slim, I'll call you later,
stick around the field, I may need
you."
She slammed the rocelver on the
hook "Had coffee?" she ssked,
then take two steps left and bring
up longslde that gas plate. 1 don't
speak English until I've had two
cups and three clgarets. Vou'U And
the coffee In that little do-tunny on
top of my dressor.
(Copvrioht. Mil. bv Jeanne Bowman)
Tomorrow, Clls alves some good '
advice.
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VIA COAST. VISION
GRANTS PASS, April 3 (API
Fcrocmtlng connection of the North
western Pacific rallroAd'i northern
tr minal at Trinidad. California, with
t'-.c Southern Pacific at Grants
Tarv via the Crescent City harbor,
O. Lantlng Kurd, secretary of the
Smtn Fiona chamber of commerce,
aridreaaed the local chamber here
Monday Inviting participation In a
railroad meeting at Santa Roea on
April ' ' fn -Mrh a campaign for
th trr. t i v" '-; w:lf b? orRantfd.
b&U iiow 1 Uipa 4 fcclB 9fl ft
I
THREATENS LIFE
2-YEAR OLD GIRL
SAM FRANCISCO, April 3. (UP)
Medical men are exerting all their
knowledge to save the life of a two-year-old
girl threatened with suffo
cation u the result of a bee sting
Inside her throat.
The condition of little Llndelle
Martin, daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
William Martin of Marin county, Is
serious.
The child's nappy laugh changed
to a scream a week ago when the
bee flew Into her mouth and left Its
stinger Imbedded In her throat. Her
parents were bewildered as the child
continued to scream. T.hey called
physicians and Dr. Annie Lyle of San
Francisco found the source of her
agony.
The baby's esophagus was swollen
and the swelling extended into the
bronchial area. A bronchoscopy per
formed by Dr. Lyle and Dr. J. A.
Bacher of Stanford hospital, where
the child vas taken, revealed an Im
mense swelling by the trachea.
Throughout the week the child's
breathing waa labored and her tern
perature mounted alarmingly. Oxy
gen was administered regularly. Hope
of her recovery was held today.
PEANUT GETS JAZZ
L!
Emory university at Atlanta, Ga.,
was named in honor of the Mthodist
bishop, John Emory.
.
Ninety per cent of the 200 airplanes
purchased by residents of China last
year were Imported from the United
States,
LOS ANOELES, April 3 (UP)
Ted Lewis, Jazz orchestra leader, waa
named defendant today In a 27,
000 damage suit brought by Mrs.
Georgenna D. Miller, who charged
that he was negligent In the matter
of peanuts.
Mrs. Miller's complaint said she
and her husband attended a theat
rical performance at which Lewis and j
his orchestra were showered with '
peanuts. When she arose to leave,!
she stepped on a peanut in the aisle, 1
fell and fractured her foot, It was,
charged.
THE WORLD AT ITS WORST
A 'historian has disclosed that a !
proposal for a project similar to the!
All-American canal, near the Call-!
fornia-Lower California border, waai
Investigated by the war department!
in 1853. !
Oklahoma City police found the
loss of numerous automobile radla
I tor caps was due to a collection fad
among certain youths.
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VMV! AN AIR OF 6REft1 VIRTUE, JUNIOR
REPOR-fS TO HIS FATHER TWKT THEV
HAVE DECIDED NOT TO PLAY CATCH
ON THE FRONT LAWN BECAUSE"
THE GROUND IS 5TiLL TOO SOFT
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BEN WEBSTER'S CAREER A Few Explanations
OUE&TIONS 1 WANT TO A?K SOU- FlCWT I
OFf- HOW WAS THE YUCATAN
AND aECONU WHV fXJESTHEHIP LOOK
IN -SUCH fciOOD CONDITION AFTER ,
BEINQ UNDEH-- WATER FOR
FIFTEEN
THOSE ARE
SENSIBLE
pUESTIOMS,
r
THE YUCATAN WENT DOWN IN A HURRICANE
ANL ALL ON BOARD ERE LOST SHET ,J.W'
tADIOED FOR HELP BUT I RECKON SHE rfevJjS;
WAS DOVON UNDER IN NO TIME BECAUSE JWl
THE KMUiO DION'T HER POSITION J: ' 'V
-THr ON1V TU Ufi THAT UflS KNOWN UA5 THAT
SHE WAS SOMEWHERE IN THE GULF OF MEXICO
mimu I M I !HKt5 IN HN HWI-UL LOT Ol" WATtR
tuUWbt.T HAVE MY OWN THEORY T THINK A
TIDAL WAJP PflllCiUT MFOAUAUCn UrQ
WJHIN5T Pi KEEFflND 5NK AT ONCE.'
By Edwin Alger
IU GIVE VOL! THE
RECONSTRUCTED IT fM
I WIT UWn IVMINL Jjffl,
ARE THERE VERY MANY
O' THEM LES-WAVIN '
OCTOPUSSIES IN THEf
WATER HEHEASOUTS?
THE NEBBS Big Dough
3 U
HI $
BOISE CALLED ME UP AMD
VJiVMTS LIS TO COME TO HIS
MOOSE TOR DiNWER TOMORROW.
V.3AV5 HE OOESIO'T WAWT ME
sTO TALK SHOP OIOTIL WERE
.THROUGH WITW OURJOCIAL.
OEM-IGATIOKJS.
branch line And Is anxious to con
nect the Southern Pacific-owned Una
which serves the Redwood Empire
nn mlt Una ritllrrM4' UlirA tnlil '
the meeting here.
Ten Crescent City resident accom
panied Kurd hero and pledged their
support for construction 01 the Cres
cent city .harbor. Hurt) said all tha
communities on the Northwestern
Pacific line In the California coast
counties would be behind the rail
extension move.
LAND BANK BORROWERS
MUST PAY ATTORNEYS
Washington! April . ap)
Borrowers from federal land banlta
on farm mortgages must pay rea
sonable attorneys feea incurred by
those banks in foreclosure, proceed
ings, but only when the attorney's
services are absolutely necessary.
The supreme court held this today
In a case brought by the frdenil
land bank of Berkeley. Cal against
SAHiuej s- Yivw ai euwii . -
HHP 1
ill IVl. II ,
HOVJ MUCH DO
VOU SUPPOSE
HELL. OFFER US
FOR OUR NJORTHVILLE
PROPERTY
N )
A C
OH, V OOUTKklOW.HES
A BIG OPERATOR-WE DOESkJT
DEAL INI SMALL FIGURES
vwouldni't ee surprised
HE OFFERED US A QUARTEP,
OF A MILLIOMxS
r
By So) Hess
WELL. MOTHER., &ET YOURSELF
FIXED TO GO OUT AJOD BUY THIeJSS.
NOUISE. p, MAklDSOME LOOKIMG.
VAiDMAKJ ALL VOL) NJErFP li TUP
J3R APERY .ASJD, INI THE VkIMTER.UIEU.,
I GO TO SUMMER. LANIDS AMD INI THE
HOT SUMMER wtLL SO WHERE
PERSP I RATION! IS ONILY A
iNi the;
51CTIONIARY.
OortntH 1W. T Tbl Ball treUetU. !.)
Trd Hark Bag. U. B. m omet
BRINQINO UP FATHER
MR. JIGCb.VOU HAVE LOTS
OF INFLUENCE IM THIS
VILLAGE AJD IT 15 YOUR
DUTV TO PUT A "oTOP TO
tOSTUMES-
l I ; M'jl. 0 HIS. Ki rmn
I ' ' . j . '""! C"" ''"
huh! put a stop
to it- eh? not
while cot my
eve-Sight-
By Qeorga McManui
SEND OUT THE CHIEF
of police an' a lot
of cops-there.5
some people that
Should be rum off
the beach-