The Aspermont Star (Aspermont, Tex.), Vol. 38, No. 45, Ed. 1 Thursday, May 21, 1936 Page: 3 of 8
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Vk* Duke, Barry Gilbert, likable youth
twenty-three, Jobleaa and broke, en-
tan an unoccupied summer home In
Southampton, seeking abetter from a
•term. He makes himself at home. Dos.
li| at the fireplace, he Is startled by
th* arrival of a butler, Wllletta; and
p chauffeur, Evans. He learna that the
•ok of the owner of the house, Jack
Kidder, whom the servants had never
•eon, Is expected. He deoldes to bluff
It out, His supposed parents have left
Car Germany. Next morning he la given
m letter for his "mother." He opens It
•nd finds a message from the real Jack,
aaying he could not come, and returning
a hundred-dollar bill. The boy's father
had pensioned him Into obscurity. Bar.
IT pocketa the money, Intending to re-
turn It later. He orders Evans to take
htm to Hontauk, Intending to disuppear
there. On the way he meets Judge
Hambldge and his daughter, Patricia.
Believing he 1s Jack Rldder, she Invites
him to dinner the following Thursday.
Barry returns to Southampton, deriding
to stay a bit longer. Mr. Kidder, Sr..
through his newspaper. the <3lol>r, n
•usee Judtte Hamt.ldgc "f taking orders
Trom Tammnny Hall In a condcmna-
: tton proceeding. Uarry meets Peter
Wlnslow, prominent attorney. Wlnalow
tells Barry that Judge Hambldge had
asen an accident In which a woman
Was kilted by a taxlcab. At home Barry
finds the wife of the real Jack Rldder
awaiting him. Her huaband la In Jail
In New York, charged with the murder
of Mike Kelly, Tammnny boss. The girt,
Peggy, tells Barry how she had met
Jack, In Florida and married him, as
Jay Rogers. Jack lost his job, and they
welt to New York, where she got work
at the Cocoanut Bar. There she was
accused of trying to pick the pocket of
Hike Kelly, and was arrested. Her hus-
band went to Kelly's to Induce him to
strop the charge. Later Kelly was found
dead, his skull crushed by a decanter.
Barry auggests he can help aa Jnck
Rldder, and Mrs, Rogers agrees. Judge
Hambldge delivers a decision In tho
condemnation suit In which Kelly had
"Did yon ever see Kelly?"
"He was enormous. Must have been
aix-feet-two In liia stockings. I'm llve-
: feet-five In mine. I'd've had to stand
on a chair to hit him on top of the
"Unless he was sitting In one."
"The body wasn't anywhere near a
chair. It was up against the door to
the hall. The paper says so. The
Filipino got In through the dining
'room. 1 got out through the hail
door. He saw me. How did 1 do
that, If Kelly was lying against It?"
UK don't know."
"Two more things: The lights were
burning full tilt when I left. I could
aee Kelly's shadow on the blinds as
I passed the house on my way home.
Were they still buinlng when the but-
ler came In the next morning! And,
If not, who turned 'em out?"
"What's the other Item?"
"The other Item's the crur of the
whole business," Jack answered.
"Mike rushed me out because the
phone rang, and the fellow that rang
It was coming over to talk to him.
Dldl he come? If not, why not? And,
If that fellow dl(l come, Isn't It likely
that he's the guy that killed Kelly?'
It was long after one o'clock when
thsjr walked out of the Tombs.
She was all In now. Barry splurged
on a taxi to take her "home" to the
t dingy boarding house where the dis-
owned Bidders lived. In the upper
Forties. In spite of her protests,
Barry kept his word as to giving her
most of that hundred and Ofty. "It
Isn't mine," he declared.
"We'll eat together Monday, after
^ fvo talked to Wlnslow. I'll be around
mr about si* o'clock."
It was two now—a warmish Sat-
urday afternoon. Nearly forty-eight
hoars before he could hope to find the
attorney. Any Inexpensive hotel would
do. He registered at one a few blocks
from Peggy's. "Barry Gilbert," be
From hie new residence, Barry went
to the Astor, and cabled Mrs. Rldder.
The message read
■Making good atop water-wagon and
On track of a Job atop friend of mine
met la Florida locked up for murder
dMn't commit stop can you arrange
Willi bar* «P <0 'wo thousand dollars
•too won't us* unless necessary for
ftlWH and will return every panny stop
Wire Peter Wlnslow lawyer for con-
Urination If desired stop this Is my bin
Chance to do something worth while
s— writing details all's wsll don
"Ill need that two thousand quick,
thought. "Wlnslow'ii want a re
Md there'll be a lot of other
• Barry wondered what to do
•eight hours. "I'll stroll
a place," he decided,
(lit It the oaee-over."
' & a venae, he turned Into
Mi Stopped before what
It tna an old-fash
« bay win-
t ftuir tfcmght how
' at anything
There via another Uttla groap at
the corner, where wort men were pat-
ting In a new traffic light ataadard.
Broken off short, Its predeeeaaor lay
on the pavement; Having nothing bet-
ter to do, Barry asked, "What's the
"Jnst before two o'clock yesterdajl
morning. Killed a woman. Crushed her
right up agialnst that post. Broke
It off short Don't seem possible."
No wonder the Judge was "upset."
Carious, Barry thought, these two
violent deaths within a few yards and
a few hours of each other. Curious,
too, that the Judge's stroll should have
brought him so near the bouse In
tvhlch Kelly lay murdered, but no
more rentarkable than the series of
events that had Involved Barry In the
whole affair. "Life's full of coinci-
dences," Barry mused. "It's only In
Action that people pay much attention
to 'em. Wlnslow said the Judge went
for a walk, and that's the simplest
explanation of the whole matter.
He was at the attorney's office be-
fore ten o'clock on Monday morning.
He was ushered Into the pleasantly
■furnished corner room that was Pet-
er's. The lawyer rose, us Barry en-
tered, and came forward, one. hand
outstretched, and the other holding a
newspaper. "The early bird, eh?"
"I'm not exuetly looking for worms,"
Barry replied. "I wunt that position
we were talking about. If I can get it,
hut, Just now, I'm u lot more Inter-
ested In this Kelly murder. You've
read about that, 1 suppose."
"1 suw the headlines after you left
the llambidges on Friday," lie said.
1 didn't bother about It much then.
But,' tills morning, I found Saturday's
Herald Tribune on my desk. And, of
course, I'm ulways Interested In mur
I know the boy who's accused of
this crime," Barry said.
"You do? That's exciting. Tell me
Barry did, omitting only the detail
of Bidder's Identity.
"I met them in Florida," he relat-
ed. "Rogers worked In a hotel there.
I liked the girl even then. She'd been
putting up such a game fight to make
a man of her husband, and was suc-
ceeding so wonderfully. I suppose I'm
the only friend they've got around
here, und that's why she came to me."
Wlnslow listened sympathetically.
"That sort of thing always gets me,"
he observed. "A woman tied up to
some man who's not worthy of her,
and In love with lilm."
This boy's not so bad," Barry ar-
gued. "And It's a lead-pipe cinch that
he didn't kill Kelly."
"All right. Make me sure."
"There was someone else coming
when Jack left," he concluded. "If he
came, he either found Kelly dead, In
which cuse he'd've given the alarm,
or he found Kelly alive, In which case,
of course, Jack didn't kill hlin."
"Very Ingenious," Peter remarked.
But what makes you think someone
else was coming?"
"That's why Kelly tired Jack out."
"Who says so?"
"Not very conclusive," I'eter ob-
"Who do you think did It?"
"I'm not concerned as to who did
It," Peter declared. "Only as to who
"Jnck didn't. You'd know that If
you looked ut him."
"I feel sorry for the girl. 1'IJ go
down to see Itogers. Somebody ought
to've gone—long ago--to tile an ap-
pearance. There shouldn't have been
any preliminary hearings without
"You'll take the case, then?"
"I suppose so. Now, how about that
Job I thought we might land ut my
"I certainly need It."
"Let's see If he's In."
"ilet Jamison Wlnslow," he Instruct-
ed the operator.
In a few minutes the phone rung.
"That you, Jimmy?" Peter/sold Into
It. "You've heard of John Clarke
Kidder, haven't you? Well, his son's
In here, and wants work. Mow about
It? Got anything over there?"
The Instrument made raucous noises.
"All right," I'eter continued, at Inst.
"I'll send lilin around, and you talk
"Chrysler building," he Informed
Barry, "and he's waiting for yon,"
"I don't know liow to thank you,"
"Mainly for helping two people In
a lot of trouble."
Peter smiled once more.
"That Inside-Job theory
my mind," Barry remarked.
a Mrs. Mike Kelly?"
Peter laughed outright.
"You're determined to be Sherlock
Holmes, aren't youT" he asked. "All
right. There 1s a Mrs. Mike Kelly.
I'd Juat finished reading about her
She sued for divorce recently and
withdrew the oaaa, Do you think that
might Indicate that sh* killed her bus
"Cberehet Is femme, yea know."
Peter laughed agala.
"Search for the wnmaa," bo trans-
lated. "But. then, there appear lo
have been a good many women In Kel-
ly's Ufa. We aiustn t Jump at coach*
"Net" Barry admitted. "Ne, 1 sup-
-All the eaten," be thought. the
etbsr elds of tbe dear. H e pretty evt-
Mi that a woman who eusa ft* ~
veata laa mm mmm— «tt
, 7* '• ' ' 7'
But there was BatWdf dotat at lu
"I'm aorrr." he said, "but we're lay.
Ia« off moo every day now. Wby
aren't you on your father'e newspv
"My fether and I haven't bees very
"8o I've heard. But I've got aa
Idea. That'e what I wanted to talk
to you about."
It was quite s simple Ides.
"We place tbousande of dottarg
worth of advertising with The Ulob*
And I know the city editor pretty welt
His name's Harwood. If 1 gave yon a
letter to Ernie, and he gave yoa a
Job, and you made good while the
boss Is In Europe, wouldn't that
square things when be got backT"
"It might," be said, "and then agala
It might not."
"What I heard," Jamison Wlnslow
went on, "was that your father want-
ed you In his business. If that's true,
he'd certainly be pleased at your go-
"I'd like to succeed on my own."
"Well, why not? We don't have
to tell Harwood who you are. Not In
the beginning, anyway."
"That Is an idea," Barry agreed.
"Since the row, I've been culling my-
self Barry Gilbert."
"Not a bad pen name," Jamison
Wlnslow declared. "All right; we'll
stick to it. I've a hunch that you'd
make a good newspaper man."
"That's what your brother said."
Ten minutes luter, Itarry Gilbert—
himself again, so to speak—was on
bis way to The Globe.
The Globe occupied a new and Im-
posing builtllng In Thirty-ninth street.
Asking for Mr. Harwood, Itarry found
himself in the city room. Men in their
shirt sleeves sat at desks, smoking and
pounding on typewriters, and most of
the people who bad rushed In and
out of the elevators rushed In aud out
of the double doors. Harwood's office
proved to he a small and comparative-
ly quiet cubby-hole Just oft the con-
He had always been a newspaper
man. Square cut. not very tall, but
with big hands and ltroad shoulderf
his hair was as red as Barry's, lie
had been John Clarke ltldder's citr
editor when John Clarke was a etiu
reporter, and he remained John
Clarke s city editor still. John Clarke's
friend, too, with more real power, and
ability, than any other man on The
Now he glanced at the Wlnslow let-
ter, and grunted.
"Think you can write, I suppose?"
"Pretty sure I can't."
"Then what're you gonna do oa a
Krnle Harwood looked him over.
"Well, Just now, It happens that I'm
a friend of Jay Itogers."
"The fellow that killed Mike Kelly?"
"The fellow they say killed him,"
Krnle squinted Into the bowl of his
Beverly hills, calif.—
The more I ponder on Italy's
sacrifices in Ethiopia, as balanced
•gainst what she gains, the more
i'm reminded of the old story of
the Confederate who was released
from a northern prison camp after
the surrender. Skeleton-tliln from Jail
fever and debility, he started on tot-
tery legs for the Ohio river, deter-
mined to die on southern soil. One
night this poor rack-o'-bones crept Into
a haymow. Next morn-
ing, early, the hired
man heard suspicious
sounds in the loft and
ran for reinforcements.
Presently, the ex-cap-
tlve's refuge was sur-
rounded by stalwart,
armed men. The farm-
er's six-foot sou lev-
eled a cocked musket.
"Come out of tliur,'
whoever you be," hej
Irvln S. Cobb bellowed. "Consarn,
your hide, we got you."
The southerner raised a white face. |
"Yas," lie said, wanly, "and one h—1
of a git you got."
« e e
His Next Movie.
WE'BE starting a new picture, and j
I am teamed up with Slim Sum- !
mervllle, (J feet 0 of pure comedy, and
little .lane Withers—for her age, the
greatest scene-stonier In the business. ;
It's as though LI I tie Boy IJlue were -
sandwiched in between J esse James
and Calamity Jane. Well, as I go ■
down for the third time I'll still be
gurgling feebly, so give me credit,
please, as nn earnest gurgler.
They call our picture "Public Nuls- |
nnce Number. I." but a movie Is like !
an Indian—starts out with a name nnd !
winds up with anyone of a I1alf-d07.cn. '
I once knew a Blnckfoot who was first ]
one thing, then another, nnd the best j
he could do for himself In Ills old a>;e
was to be known as Chief Many Tall
Feathers Going Over the 11111.
1 1 1 1
Pranks of Zloncheck.
THE papers seemed so barren—not [
a single front page story about j
Itepresentative Zloncheck, Washing- I
ton's No 1 Boy Scout. Life. Indeed, |
Is empty on a day whose low descend- |
ing sun sees no guy deed done, no
headline won by the nation's ollicial
lie may have started olT at the foot
of the ladder, alphabetically speaking,
i but Ills startled constituents can't com-
plain that the gallant lad stayed there,
j Either he's getting pinched or getting
i Jailed or getting married or getting his
; pen in hand to tell the President how
i to run the country, or getting ready to
Make sandwiches for the children's
lunch box by shaving maple sugar,
mixing with butter and spreading be-
tween two slices of wholewheat bread.
e e e
An electric fan will help to dry
paint as well as banish odor from
a room that has been newly painted.
e e e
Melted butter is a good substitute
for olive oil |n salad dressing.
e e e
Hot peach Juice to which a few
drops of lemon Juice has been added
makes a quickly prepared sauce to
serve with cottage pudding.
e • '(•:.
Yellow creatn cheese spread on but-
tered wafers and browned In a mod-
erate oven makes a very good accom-
paniment, to serve with appetizers,
soups or sulads.
Two thicknesses of heavy brown pa
per are much better than a cloth to
use when pressing. Sprinkle paper
with water nnd Iron until dry. News-
papers may be used Instead of brown
e e e
To slip rose bushes bend branches
down, make a deep cut Into branch
nnd cover wounded portion with soil.
Keep branch down with a large stone.
• • e
If a pan of salt Is placed under the
shelf on which cake Is baked the
cake will not burn.
• • e
The bottom crust of a blueberry
pie will not soak ttie berry juice if
after the plate has been lined with
pnsle It Is brushed over with a beaten
egg and allowed to stand for a few
minutes before putting In fruit.
• e •
Peat keeps soil around a/.aleas cool,
moist and porous during the hottest
days In summer.1
e e •
When making small buns or cukes,
flour the tins well Instead of greasing
them. This plan Is imich less expen-
' slve and the cakes never sth'k lo the
© Son syndicate.—WNU service.
Life to dn
For lfl years detective, now aw
goant. Charles Hemendloasr
Brooklyn. N. Y. followed tbe trail «#
Elton C. Wing, who was wanted Sip
murder in a bank robfawy. B*
caught him In 1832, helped convict
him and got Wing a Job after he was
paroled In 18S4. Recently Hmmns-
dlnger followed Wing's bier to tkn
grave after taking up n collection to
prevent his burlsl In potter's MM.
Wing died of pnensaonbu
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Thts remarkable Invention has af-
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Housewives everywhere express
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Readers of this paper wishing
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"How long have you known Jimmy | P0!!?!| °n' some fellow-statesman of the
Wlnslow?" be Inquired. ! l",lise, or just, getting about.
"About half an hour. Ills brother
asked him to get me a Job."
"Peter Wlnslow going to defend
Itogers?" he snapped.
Ernie reached for a telephone.
"Peter Wlnslow's defending the
Itogers hoy," he barked Into the In-
strument. "If It's straight, play It up
In the next edition."
To Barry he said, "How did you get
Wlnslow to tak« the case?"
For tho second time, Barry related
ills story of meeting the Itogers In | turns up over there with a whole batch
Florida. From there, be Jumped to 1
And hasn't he put the throbbing
pulse Into the Congressional Hecord?
it reads now Sometimes as the old
Police Gazette vised to.
• • •
Rules for Olympic*.
AS I understand It—-und somebody
correct me, please, If I'm wrong—
the rules for the forthcoming Olympic
Games in Berlin have been so revised
that It will be cjiilte all right for any
of our Jewish athletes to take part-
Just so they don't win.
I'm wondering, though, about what
may happen when the American team
_ -.7, ;_1
tbe visit of Sirs. Itogers, repeating
what she had told him. and dilating
upon their Interview with the boy In
"What did be say?" Harward asked.
"I don't feel at liberty to repeat
that until I've spoken to Peter Wlns-
low," Barry answered, "but It's given
me two clues that I'd like to follow
"All right," Krnle said. "Follow 'em.
Your salary's fifty dollurs a week, lie-
port straight to me."
"Walt a minute. I'll put you next
to somebody who'll introduce you at
police headquarters. We've got that
angle covered, of course, but you'd
better lie In touch there. What I want
you to do Is to follow your own leads.
Bring In something."
"Both, come here!" he cslled. "I
want you to take Mr. Gilbert down to
the homicide bureau."'
Nothing seemed entirely ltnpo«*<ble
that bright mld-Msy morning, a*
Barry awting Into llrondway.
Up to now, he owed everything to
his Impoature — that first stake, the
clothes he wore. Peter Wlnslow's fa-
vor, and all that hsd followed. They
constituted sn amazingly fortuitous
chain of circumstances. Bnt the chain
had lifted him to solid ground. "It's
up to me now," Barry said, feellns
square with himself, snd the world
and strangely gsy snd self-confident.
Tm going to stsrt right," ho said,
"by paying those Mlla, aad giving
leggy the rest of that two hundred.
I'm to figure up my board and
room tit Southampton, snd give he*
that, too, a fellow llko aw cant nf-
ford to I"' crooked."
(to UK COXTINVKDi
: of negro foot-racers In the outfit. It's
going t<> be awfully hard to convince
- a Prussian crowd that they're merely
medium to-well-done Nordic-Caucasian
stock browned in the pan, so to speak.
It so happens that our fastest run-
ners are all colored boys. Perhaps 'tis
Just iih well. They may have to keep
right on running.
* * *
Improvement in Influents.
IN HESI'ONSF to large numbers who
wrote or wired, I would slate that
either I'm getting over my Inlluenxa,
or maybe I'm Just getting used to It.
Its latest whimsical notion was to set-
tle in both ears, and now should It
thunder, a rare occurrence out here,
In order for me to get the benefit of j
the phenomenon, It'll hsve to thunder
again—sod louder. However, being
temporarily deaf has its advantages:
I don t hear the dull things other peo-
ple say, hut can still enjoy the bright
thlntrs I say myself.
A* will be noted. I'm hack from
I'alm Springs, where 1 cooked In tbe
desert sunshine until all I needed to do
before being served was to drape a
Kpriii of watereresa aerns* ray brow >
nail thicken the gravy with a little |
brown fh'Ur. Driving In. 1 kept t.v
up [in 'rafllc; so many motorist
look my face for a stop signal.
Should I relapse I'm going lo fry to
throw myself Into the epl?.oi)|lc, That's
„ ,,r-i' illsesse, but I've been as alck
na n horse and had to he us strong as
n to live through It—and, any-
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