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f CEORGX RANDOLPH CHESTER, f
Creator of "WMlingford,"
J CHARLES W. CODOARO
X Read the tory and then t
t see the moving pictures t
Copyright, 1915, by the Star Com.
puny. All Foreign Rlglits
S big ud genial Jim Walilngford
aii.l lean and dapper Blackle
Daw swung oft Ihu train, the
two Ayarden girls rushed up
to meet thtm, eager and excited.
"We thought the train would never
come," said Violet, slipping her baud
through Ulacklc's arm and canting
down her lashes after ho hnd gazed
quite long enough Into her sparkling
Mue eyes. "You're more than au hour
"I bad the train slop to gather these
violets for thee," grinned lilacltlo, and
with a tremendous flourish presented
her with a smooth little white box,
tied with a florist's ribbon.
"And I suppose you plucked the
lipies from a box hedge," laughed
li'annie Warden, tho flush of welcome
ntlll on nor brown cheeks. She was
happily untying the ribbon bow, and
big J. Itufus was smiling down at her
lit pleased content.
"Business before pleasure," he chiiC'
hied. He led the way to a waiting
bus, and as It started the rattle of the
infernal contraption gave them as
much privacy as If they hud been look
ed In a vault. "What do you kuow
"Not as much as we hud hoped to
find out," reported Fannie. "He prac.
llcally owns the town, and we know
Hint be Is guilty, for he recognized us
when we went Into his bunk and drop-
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"Gat Back to Your Work, Qualay."
ed Ills eyes. We've Investigated all
tho directors of the bunk and all the
employees. Tho directors wo ouu't
get anything out of."
"They're a sporty crowd," Interrupt
ed' Violet. "They spend n tremendous
amount of money. Tell them about
"I was coming to him," went on
Fannie, bur brown eyes deeply thought
ful. "He's tho head bookkeeper ut the
bunk. lie knows us too."
"He Jumps and Jerks every (Imp be
fiees us, so wo let see us as often
lis possible," added Violet.
"Hey!" yelled tt voleo outside. "Hey.
ltuiiulng beside the bus was n boy so
freckled tlmt he looked like a Spanish
omelet. He held his cup In his hand,
and bis carrot colored hnlr was Hying,
llo grinned ecstatically as he suw
thiol; le and Wiilllngford and Jumped
on the rear step of (he bus with a fly
ing leap. Ho jerked open I lie door and
(liniKt In his bead.
"Hey!" he said In a bourse whisper
and reached for the bell strap. "Quu
loy's leaving the bank!"
"tloodliy!" cried Violet, Jumping up
ns the bus stopped abruptly.
"We'll see you at the hotel," said
Panule, and tho girls were out and fol
lowing Toad Jessup before the meu
could olTer to Ijclp tliein alight.
a a a
The bookkeeper's eyes rounded until
Ms high arched brows stopped their
"There In likely to be. an Investiga
tion," ho guessed, holding his wrist,
"No," growled l'resldent I'rltie, bis
dimple deepening as he realized that
(ho bookkeeper was still there. "Get
back to your work, Qualey."
A young man knocked while the bank
directors were In session and came In.
He was a tall young jhhii with an enor
mously high' collar and a curly fore
lock, and ho looked as If he might play
a mandolin In his off hours.
"A gentleman wishes to speak with
the board," be told l'resldent Prlne,
proffering a card. Each of the five di
rectors glanced at the others. None of
them glanced at the young uiun.
"J. Hufus Walilngford," read the
president aloud, and the dimple deep
ened In his chin. "Never heard of him,
"He says that be only asks for three
minutes," reported the young man,
thrumming his fingers on the edge of
the table. The tune he was playing In
his mind was "In the Golden Gloaming
Powii on Sunset Bay." "He says tba
be wishes to address the board In tlx
handling of deteriorating loans. He's r
specialist In banking troubles."
Silence. Everybody was thinking.
"What kind of a looking man Is heV
Inquired the president dubiously.
"A very large man," returned tli
mandolin player, with no trace of an!
matlon coming Into bis countenance
which was an Immovable one. "He's i
very pleasant mun, with fushlonabli
clothes and a large diamond in bis era
vat. Ho appears to be some one verj
"Send him in," directed President
Prlne, returning to the board room,
and a minute and a half later J
Ituftis Walilngford stood before them,
thoroughly at ease and In smiling pos
session of them, every one.
"Gentlemen," said he, in a round
voice which hud a suspicion of the ora
torlcal In it, "I am a professional goat,"
and he chuckled Jovially at them, his
broad shoulders heaving, his eyes half
closing, and the color of bis face deep
"We win," declared Wolllngford to
Bluckle Daw, ns the telephone bell an
nounced President Prlne. "It's a safe
bet to tell any crook he'd better come
and see you. He always comes."
Bluckle rose to go.
"According to your program, I don't
get a speaking purt In this until the
last act," he observed.
"Htlck for the chat," grbiued Wal
ilngford. "A crook's always more un
comfortable with two In the room."
President Prlne proved the truth of
that observation by losing a degree of
Ills suavity the moment he caught
sight of the lanky, black mustucbed
partner of Walilngford.
"Mr. Daw; Mr. Prlne," Introduced
Walilngford urbanely. "Mr. Daw Is
one of my trusted meu. His specialty
Is entering bankruptcy."
Mr. Prlne, surveying Mr. Daw In the
coal bluck eye, began to look as if ho
were sorry he hud come.
"You're Introducing me to a lot of
new thoughts," be observed, deciding
to sit In the big leather chair Walilng
ford pushed forward. The chair look
ed inviting, but a man sat huddled
back lu It ho deep and so low that be
was at a tremendous psychological dis
advantage. Wulllngford, silting oppo
site In a stiff chair, fairly towered over
libn. "You were so vuguo at the bank
this morning that I scarcely under
stood anything more than your Invita
tion to cull. Bo I have culledout of
Walilngford grinned down at him.
"You culled to help yourself out of a
scruiie," lie declared, looking Mr. Prlne
unwaveringly in the eye.
President Prlne looked at the door,
but ho did no(; get up. Blacklo Daw
watched him a long moment, and then,
with a grin, sauntered to the telephone
and ordered drinks. Walilngford, smil
ing Jovially, paused to wipe his brow,
his neck and the edge of bis collar,
us he always did after winning a
strained point; then be closed the door.
'That's bettor," lie observed, stand
ing big and broad before tbe banker.
"Now you can tell me the truth, as you
would to your lawyer or your doctor.
I'll explain my business a 111 1 1 o better.
Suppose your bank has loaned a lot of
money on bud notes; suppose that mon
ey was passed by the borrowers to you
and everything nicely covered up so
that you couldn't be called anything
worse than n fool; suppose that when
the time comes to let go you And
there's one unreliable unin lu the com
bination and you don't dare kill blm.
Well, you need a goat. I'm It."
President Prlne Ijocamo less Indig
nant than he was Interested,
"I don't think I follow you,"
"I'll explain Mr. Daw's business," re
sinned Walllngfurd ns Blacklo returned
from tho phono. "He Is willing to bor
row any amount of money on his notes
mid not get the money."
President I'rlne's eyes seemed to
draw closer together.
"I don't see It," he acknowledged.
"No," agreed Walilngford. "If It
were so simple as that you might hnve
thought of It yourself. Here's what
we'll do with you-for $50,000 we'll
step lu mid bear the blamo for any
thing Irregular In your bunk. If any
body's pinched we'll stand the pinch.
If anybody's to go to Honduras we'll
do tho traveling."
You step dowu and out of the bunk
with every bad note for which you are
responsible paid off and entered lu tbe
bank's cash account; then we step lu
and cover the cash which Isn't there.
.Suppose you bavp $:IOO.OOO of Indebted
ness which you knew couldn't be col
lected when yon permitted It to be
made. Mr. Daw has 0,000 acres of One
cotton land, which he hasn't. After
you step out we'll loan him $3."0,000 on
that ground, but he only gets $50,000 of
It. Tho $300,000 rcmulns In (he bank
to cover your deficit, and the responsi
bility for that foolish loan Is mine."
President Prlne knotted bis brows
for a long time, and then be smiled.
Tlw banking laws In this state".
"Lot us do tho worrying about tlmt.
Now we'll get duv.ii to figures and to
details, Mr. Prlne. What are the
amounts of your bogus securities?"
Tho rabbit eyed liookkeeper answered
(be bell of the new manager with weak
knees, but the hugely Impressive Wal
ilngford beamed on hliu with a cordial
good will which was so full of vitality
that. It seemed like a tonic.
THE DAILY CAPITAL JOU
"Well, yuuiey. here we are," observ
ed Wulllngford pleasantly.
"Yes, sir," uud Quuley's fuce bright
ened for the Urvt time In five years.
"Now we'll make this an honest
bank," chuckled tbe big man. "Please
bring me these notes," and he handed
over a list, one glance at which brought
back into Quuley's countenance all the
wrinkles he hud been accumulating
since he first began to blink his eye at
the sight of a brass button.
"Yes, sir," fluttered Qualey, and tak
ing that list Into the vault of the bank,
he leaned bis bead for five minutes
against the cool surfuce of locker 602.
When he brought the familiar notes to
Wulllngford he laid them down and
crumpled up In a chair like a ripped
"Very good," remarked Walilngford,
lighting a thick, black clgur. "These
notes are all to be canceled and paid
"I don't see why we can't resign In a
body and be done with It," growled the
fierce whiskered little director, who had
been out of town and was being plung
ed into the whirl of events without ex
planation. The president, the secretary, the high
shouldered director and the fat one
with tbe upturned nose were euch ready
to tell hliu.
"In that case we'd have nothing to
say about our successors," stated Presi
dent Trine, who was quicker of speech
than the others, and bis dimple deep
ened with misgiving as he glanced at
the four strangers clustered with Wal
ilngford around the tick of th grand
father's clock. "Our resignation in a
body would necessitate a special stock
holders' meeting for an election of offi
cers, and since we no longer hold a
majority of stock wo would have suc
cessors who" he paused for a choice
of words "who would not understand
"Oh!" observed the fierce whiskered
director, bis face lighting with pleas
ure. "As I see it we step out of office
with every piece of commercial paper
about which there Could be any possi
ble question Called In, paid in cash and
"All paid," corroborated Secretary
Morris, twirling endlessly at bis glossy
brown mustache. He was.worrled this
morning. He was ubout to purchase a
new car, and he could not decide on
which of two' uinkesj.
"In cash," added tbe high shouldered
director, cracking the knuckles of his
ten fingers lu succession. The left
thumb gnve blm some trouble, but he
"I'lne!" exclaimed the belated little
director. "Where's the cash'"
"Well, as It Just happens, there Is no
need to handle the actual specie since
Mr. Walilngford Informs me that ho Is
to make a specie loan of $50,000 more
than tbe amount collected, and his cli
ent will nceopt specie orders on the
nmounts represented by the notes, tak
ing the notes themselves for delivery."
The fierce whiskered director puzzled
over that until his beard began to knot,
and (hen he slipped dowu Into a vueaut
chair by the president.
'Let mo understand this," be wills-
pered. "We don't touch the cash?"
"Then Mr. Walllngford's borrower
gives us bis notes for $350,000 and
takes nothing In return?"
"Fifty thousand. We're not supposed
to know ubout this, though," the presi
dent added. "We have no responsibil
ity for what the new president muy
'Certainly not," agreed the inquiring
director happily. "What I want to
know is this: Do all those notes show
on the books as putd before we step
"They show It now, In ensh!" And
the president, with much satisfaction,
handed him a copy of the trlul balance.
The bills receivable had been reduced
by $300,000, and the cash account had
been augmented by that amount
The fierce whiskered director resum
ed bis regular seat. "I'm ready for the
meeting to open," he stated.
The proceedings which followed were
brief and crisp. President Prlne re
signed from bis office and from the di
rectorate. Tho remaining directors Im
mediately limited J. Itufus Wulllngford
us director to fill the unexpired va
cancy, In spite of the fact (hat be'only
held one share of stock. Immediately
thereafter they elected J. Itufus Wal
ilngford president uud at once Inducted
that genial and smiling flnnucler Into
"Mr. President," remarked W. 0. or
Onion Jones, as soon as the door hud
closed behind the lust of the retiring
directors, "I move thut wo ull go In the
vault and split (lie cash."
"Meeting's udjourucd," chuckled Pres
ident Walilngford. "And let me warn
you loose Jawed bankers to buy some
sticky taffy and keep right on chewing
It until you get on that two-forty train.
Sign these resignations, and don't fill In
(he dales." Producing a big red pocket-
book, be bunded (hem each a thousand
lollar bill and n ticket to New York.
A tall, thlu gentleman, with a black
mustache, walked up to the window of
the paying toller lu the People's bank
and laid dowu a check for $150,000.
"Currency, please,''' be observed.
The paying teller, who was au tlder-
ly man with severe spectacles, examin
ed the check on both sides and Bluckle
law from as many uugles as uossllrte.
"H. G. Daw," lie volcelesHly formed
with his Hps, And a knot of concent ra-
Ion sprang betweeu his eyes, lifting
Ills spectucles. That name was a new
me to hliu, nud he consulted his ref
erences. The account was there, brand
new, and for the exact amount men
tioned on tbe check. "Have you any
means of Idenlltlcntton, Mr. Daw?"
"The man who took my money
should be able to identify me," slated
Mr. Daw, blowing a thlu bluo thread
of amoke into the gilt dome. The tell
er murmured something about "picking
blm out." . .
RNAL, SALEM, OREGON.
"I can't pick him out," returned Mr.
Daw, his neck refusing most insolently
to turn. "It's his business to pick me
out I want my money!" he shouted.
"There's no necessity for shouting,"
protested the paying teller, glaring at
"Listan to that mob."
Blackle. "You'll have your money as
soon as you're properly Identified.
There's something Irregular here. I
don't find your signature on file."
The excitable Mr. Daw suddenly
"I want "my money!" he yelled.
"You're trying to delay me! There's a
rumor all over town that tbe old offi
cers looted the bank and resigned. If
I don't get my money right away I'll
call an officer." .
The hay and feed merchant tore up
his deposit slip and hurried over to a
side desk. The butter and egg mer
chant had already drawn a check for
his balance. There were eight deposit
ors in the bank by now. Tbe butter
and egg merchant, waiting his turn at
the window, was talking excitedly to
three of them and displaying his check.
"Would you mind waiting a few min
utes, Mrs. Grandln?" asked the paying
teller anxiously as he counted out the
lady's money. "I'd like to talk with
"I'll bo back," promised Mrs. Gran
dln sweetly as she stuffed the money
hastily Into her hand bag. "I want to
telephone some friends of mine," and
as she darted away the poylng teller
realized, with a sickening sense of dis
aster, that the minute Mrs. Grandln
emerged from, the door irreparable
damago would be done.
The butter and egg man lunged bis
bulk Into tbe space vacated by tbe lady
and slammed down a check. His eyes
were bulging and his checks were
working. Blackle Daw lunged Into the
butter and egg man's side with a sharp
elbow and bumped blm away; then
Blackle wound bis long fingers into
the grill to hold bis plnce in front of
"My money," ho howled. "You're
holding me back because $150,000 cash
will clean out your, bank I You're go
ing to have a run today, and you know
"Call an officer!" ordered tho paying
toller, about whose aged mouth there
was a snap which Blackle rather ad
mired. President , Wulllngford stepped for
ward. "I know the man," he said, entering
tbe paying teller's cage. "The account
Is correct; give him tho money." He
picked up the check and put his 0. K.
on it "What do you mean by this?"
he demanded of H. G. DaW. "Are you
trying to ruin the People's bank?"
"They wouldn't give mo my money,"
loudly explained Mr. Daw. "I don't
want to put the old officers in bad, but
the truth about Prlne and the rest of
them had to come out before the day's
over, anyhow, and I wanted my mon
ey!" "Shut up, you fool!" ordered Walilng
ford, finite visibly angry. "Como insido
and wait until your money can be
"Give mo room, will you will you!"
Blacklo excitedly requested of the de
positors who were crowding him.
There were nine of them now in lino,
and there was no depositor In front of
the receiving teller's window. Blackle
Daw picked up a big yellow stilt ense.
and "ltemember." be cautioned the
puylng teller as he moved nway, "no
ono gets paid until I get mine!"
The paying teller looked across at the
receiving teller, and the receiving teller
looked across at the paying teller. Both
were lost lu profound wonder as to
how thut account of U. Q. Daw's had
como on the books, but they did not
speak. No employee desired to know
anything which would be embarrassing
n a witness stand, with the sole ex
ception of tbe mandolin player, and he
a a a a
"Shull I leave you the little toilet
bag, Jim?" asked Blacklo Daw In tbo
office of President Walilngford, and be
affectionately putted the yellow suit
case, now stuffed with money.
"No," directed Walilngford, with a
strained look on his face. Ho sat
dowu, with, frowning anxiety, "1 don't
want tho money on me."
"I wish I could stay," reflected
Blncklo, his eyes kindling. "You're lia
ble to have a scrimmage before you get
out of this."
"I think not," calculated Walilngford,
though the look of anxiety was still on
his brow. "I'll have tbe town back of
me If Prlne tries to start anything.
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SATURDAY, DEC. 11. 1915.
There's no vengeance In a man who's
trying to save his own neck."
Twenty minutes later Blackle Daw
walked out of the back way with $150,-
000 in the yellow suit case, and Wal
ilngford sent for the bookkeeper.
"Well, Qualey, we're caught" he
cheerfully told tbe shlverer who stood
before blm. "We'll probably all be Jail
ed Inside of twenty-four hours."
Mr. Qualey crumpled in a chair and
shrank three sizes.
'"We're.lost!" exclaimed Walilngford.
"Listen to that mob.
"There's one way out of this by which
no one need be arrested. Prlne and
Morris and the other former directors
must cover that deficit on the Jump,
and In currency!"
"That's r.lght!" ogreed the book
keeper, with unexpected determination
"They're the ones who took the money,
and they're the ones who have to save
"Gee! It took you a long time to find
your sand!" chuckled Wulllngford, wip
ing bis brow lu relief. "You hustle
right around to I'rine and tell him what
they have to do."
"You bet I will!" declared Qualev,
shaking his fist "They can raise tho
money among them, If they have to
shut up the Pit bucketshop and all go
In a few minutes Trine slipped lu the
back way and confronted Walilngford.
"A fine mess you got us into!" be hotly
"Rotten!" agreed Walilngford. "Just
hear them out there."
"It's none of my affair," declared
Prlne. "I was astonished that you sent
crazy Qualey to me. When we stopped
out of this bank we left It In a perfect
ly solvent condition. I can prove It by
"You'll never have a chance," Wal
ilngford told him, with a grin. "If this
were only a matter of legal conse
quences you might bluff, but if this
bank closes Its doors with a deficit of
nearly half Its capital tbe people of
this town will take you apart for sou
venirs. If you don't believe It open the
front door and show yourself to the
Prlne walked to tbe door and put his
hand on the knob. He paused as he
beard his own name shouted. An
angry depositor was demanding to
know where he was.
"I'm sorry yon blnme me," grinned
Walilngford. "You see, I haven't had
a chance to pull the scheme that was
to square you. I don't suppose anybody
figured on the possibility of a run."
There was a knock at the door. The
mandolin player came in, bis expres
slon entirely unchanged.
"Several of the depositors have ask
ed to see Mr. Prlne, If he is In," he
politely reported, thrumming on the
edge of the door with bis finger tips
The tune was, "Oh, Myrtle, My Sweet
"Not here!" snapped Prlne.
"Very well, sir," accepted the mando
lin player, no hair of his curly fore
lock awry. '
"Good work," commented Walilng
ford. "Prlne, we have cash enough
to last about one hour, by slow count
ing. Before that's gone, you'd better
be pouring the currency In here."
To add effect to bis threat he set the
door about an inch ajar. The lobby of
tbe bank was packed solidly, and a
roar came from the crowd, like a zoo
Just before feeding time. Even Wal
ilngford paled as be caught their tem
per from their tone.
Walilngford touched a bell, and Qua
ley came in, stiffening at tho sight of
"Qualey, tell President Prlne where
the deficit went"
"The Pit Brokerage company!" shrill
ed tbe desperate Qualey.
"You'll swear that on the witness
"You bet I will!"
Prlne merely glanced at his book
keeper and sat down at tho phone.
lie called up his fellow directors lu
succession and told them what they
had to do and bow rapidly they bad to
do It Then he walked out into the
brass grilled bank cage and made a
speech, a nice speech, a frank, straight
forward, aianly speech, the speech of
an honest banker. At first they bowl
ed him down, but he finally got their
ears nnd told them bow the absurd ru-
"Curranay, please," tald Daw.
nior bad arisen, merely because the
bank had employed a manager who
was a stranger. Honest and capable
as he was, that manager bad been dis
missed. Above all things, he told them
that their money was there! He want
ed them to draw It and be ashamed of
themselves and bring it back next day.
Tt was n fine speech, and they believed
him, but they went on drawing their
money Just the same.
The paying teller spoke to him as he
started buck to the office.
"The currency is running rather low,
sir," be urged.
"It will begin coming in at the back
door in half an hour," promised Prlne,
looking at his watch. "It will come in
all day faster than you can pay it out.
and I'll stay right here to show my
self." a a a a a a
Four very cheerful parties sat in the
parlor of the hotel, and three of them
peered over Walllngford's shoulder
while he scratched from a little book
tho fourth name in the list of those
who bad assisted In robbing the War
den orphans of their father's fortune.
The fourth nuuio was that of President
"Just even, ladles," chuckled J. Ru
fus, mighty proud of himself; "$150,000
to the penny."
"Ob, wo forgot!" suddenly exclaimed
Violet. "We didn't collect anything
for the expense fund. We alwavs"-
"Grcat Jehosophat!" Blackle Daw bad
jumped from bis chair as the door
opened, nud. wltb a pale, drawn face,
had thrown up a window. "Get out
of here!" lie yelled, while Walilngford
and the girls rushed to the other win
dow and poked out their heads.
"Wbere'U I go?" asked Toad Jcssup
calmly, closing the door and leaning
against It. "They put me off the street
car, and I hnd to walk clear back from
the country. There's a man out there
has a skunk farm."
"Get upstairs into the bathroom," or
dered Walilngford, gasping for breath,
"Put your clothes In a suit case and
have It sunk in the canal. Blackle, get
a machine. We'll all go for a ride."
The girls were still giggling when.
as they drove swiftly through tbe cool
evening nlr, J. Rufus began to chuckle.
"That expense fund," be explained.
"We'll drive straight back to town. I
want to find that real estate fellow."
The town awoke unusually early next
morning, gasping for breath. There
was in the air a pungent something
which spurred into Instant activity ev
ery revulsion possible to tbe human
system. The town moaned and uttered
one agonized word
Never in all the history of civilization
had there been such nu overwhelming.
peralBleut, devastating, odor as that
which permeated and saturated the
sweet breeze of the morning. There
wus no escnpe from It. There was no
biding. There wus no relief. Tbe
town might us well have been one
armed that morning, for every citizen,
Irrespective of age, sex or color, was
compelled to use one baud to close bis
or her olfactory organ. For a time the
disaster was so bewildering that its
source could only be conjectured, but
at 0:15 Walllngford's telephone bell
"Hello!" responded the fulnt nasal
voice of J. Rufus.
"Is that you, Walilngford?" was the
nasal reply. "Well, this is Prlne.
What do you mean by filling that
shanty next to my store with those
"They're necessary to my business,"
twanged Walilngford. "I'm collecting
them as fast as I can. The Keebo
i Kilt j'l
Chemical company Is to manufacture
the Strongest disinfectant In tho wnrlil
"What!" The tone win ns nvnlnnlva
as possible to a man who was holding
his nose tlcbtlv shut. "Well, vou ran'
"WllV can't 1? It' m Int. nnnirlif
hundred dollur option on it Inst night
and I'm going to start building my fac
A choking, gasping silence. Then:
"You Infernal grafter!" Another si
lence. "Well, how much for your op
tion?" "Ten thousand dollars, nnd send it
over in currency."
Half on hour Inter the five utrnnn-pr.
hurried out to tbe bus, their excuse
money added to the restitution fund.
The hotel attendants were holding their
noses; tne passersny on tho street were
holding their noses; tbe motormcn on
the street car were holding their
nose; old men and vonntr mnn. 11111
children, aud women were at the same
involuntary obedience to nature' first
law. It was a city of left elbowa held
a right angle to the face.
The president of the reformed Peo-'
pie's bank rushed otit of I'rlne's era- j
per lu m as the bus started.
"Walt a jnlnute!" be choked, chung- j
Ing hands to get at his handkerchief. 1
He saw the Warden orphans In thebna
with Bluckle and Walilngford and Toad
Jessup, and his eyes fell while a bewil
dered expression Immediately cams
Into his face.
Were these girls at the bottom of bis
misfortunes! .lust then the wind shift
ed, und he shook bis unengaged (1st.
"What are you going to do with these
J. Iiufns leaned out of the bus win
dow and, holding his nose firmly with
his right Imnil. beamed genially on tbe
"Oh, those Keebo skunks!" he consid
ered. "They go with the property, Mr.
(Continued next Saturday.) :
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th dictated portion af tha ear. There la
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cneea out of ten are oautwd by relarrli.
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