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r ;i i: I THE TIMES, SUNDANCE, WYOMING, DECEMBER 24, 1931 I I I II I II I 2"-:?;-- ."~.j.~:2~,,/,T "i , i) ): by ~. S. Forester WNU SERVICE Copyright by Bobbs-Merrill Co. CHAPTER VIII---Continued m29--- "Goodness?' said Ilarold. lie had hardly visualized tile two as possibly dislinet. "I only want to know," went on MarJorie, "I--I--Oh, my dcqr!" and Dnce laore conversation became ash- merged for a Sl)aCe. When It came to the surface again )darJorle said: "You see, It's about (he house, dear. Because f:t~ifer's to be away Annlie wnnts me to sell it. It's my house, ~'()11 see. It (?lime to n(e frem nlother." "Oh!" said Ilarold. Ills hrain be- gan to think furiously in spite ef him- self. 'Toe got twenty pounds a year of my own, too," said MarJorle, and added fuel to the flames. "I don't want to sell the house," went on MarJorle, "if--if we're goir|g to get married. It's a dear little house and it's Just right for--for a newly married couple. When--when would we be married, if you want to?" "When wouhl you like, dear?" said Harold, with a last remaining shred of carillon and fear of responsibility. "I d~n't mind," said MarJorie-- neither wouhl she put Into words the thoughts that were In hoth their minds. They hoth looked at each other. "Of cm]rse. I cnuhl let the house furnished," began MarJorie. "l)ut--hut --! don't want to /h'e with Auntie M~hel." "By George!" said llarold. "Mrs. Pound gave me notice lhis morning." "SO you've got to find somewhere else to live?" "Yes" A fresh silence fell open them. But MarJorie evhlently i|ad full grasp of the sliuatlon now. "l want to be Inquisitive," she said. "May I? How much money have you got?" "I've got two-twenty-five a year from the hank," said H'|rohL "But have you got anything now?" "Oh, yes. rye got about fifteen pounds in my current account--but I want to buy a new suit. And I've got a nomhml ntnety pounds In war sav- Ings. Worth about a hundred fifteen now." "Why, that's slmply wonderful !" said MarJorle. "We can get married when we like. Tomorrow. Dear, do let's. It would he fun." "But--hut---" said Harold, "I don't think we could get married If we wanted to, tomorrow. Aren't there banns and things? It takes three weeks, doesn't It?" "Oh, yes," sahi MarJmqe, and the disappointment in her voice tied up Harold's vitals in a hard knot. "Of course. I had forgotten that." Bat Harold was now as eager to erase that disappointment as before lie had heen to find reas()ns for dela,w "But there are licenses or something. aren't there'/" he said. "I don't know whether they'd give us one, hat--" . "You mtght try," said MarJorle. "To- morrow." And Harold found to hls mild sur- prise that he was engaged to be nmr- rled at the earliest possible moment. But, curiously, he did not object. II was wry late Indeed hy the time he kissed MarJorle "good night" for the last time at her gate; it was later still by the time he was home and In bed. But It was not much later than that by the time he was asleep. It took by this time more than a little thing like an approaching marriage to disturb Harold's sleep, He was a veteran by now. CHAPTER IX After Wednesday Half way through the next morn- lng the branch manager called Harold into his little office and said, "What on earth have you been up to, young man ?" Harold reeled a little where he stood, with the hot blood flooding his neck and forehead. He had Instant vlsh)ns of casual wards. He felt he had lost MarJorle. "i've Just been talking on the phone," said the manager, "wlth--h'm --wltl| head office, a very Important person at head office. He says you're to he transferred from salary scale Four to salary scale Five, at tile standard figure for your age, and dated back to January. That puts you up to three-twenty, with shout fifty pounds back pay, and another week's leave a year, and so on. What have you been doing'/" "I don't know," said Harold. "You're a lucky young devil, any- way." said the manager. "When I was your age---" Nobody knows, nobody knows at tall, save perhaps the chairman of the No. tlonal County bank, exactly why Har- old was given that raise. And it also might be held Indiscreet to Inquire Into the origin of the Anglo-Avarlan Oil company, which came into being a few weeks later, backed by the Brit- Ish government and with a very favor- ab:e concession from Raphael. king of Lesser hvarla. But It would be in no way indis- creet to ask how Harold spent his lunch hour. It was consumed In a dash to Morley Park, in a visit to the local registrar's office Having wan- dared miserably Into, and having been turned out with ignominy fff)m, the room where a marriage was in progress, he at last found the right little ticket window te tap at, 'and a clerk behind it to answer qllestions. "l'/('Itse, I w~'tllt to get married," said I h,r()hl, Now Ihqt he had progressed so far he felt cxactly Ihe same nightmare hell)lessness whh'h he hn(l encountered So TllUny ihnes I)efore. Yet tile clerk did not seem to think his remqrk no extraordlm|ry. He did not grin; he did not grow indecently jocul'~r. Ilia polite gravity, Imieed, enly accentu- ated the inevitablcness of the whole business. Ilarold learned to his sur- prise that marriage licenses were 61)- tainable by anyone over twenty-one who had a ponnd or two to spare-- he and MarJorle could be married on the morrow, if they wanted to. IIar- old sought In his mind to find whether he thought it posslhle to have Satur- day morning off (be had that much clear-sightedness), decldOd that he couhl, an(l promptly paid for a license and made an appoiniment for tomof row's hmehtlme--Friday. So It was all lnevitahle, and It all worked like clockwork. Harold's in- terview with Mr. and Mrs. Tilling after dlnner--,qfter he had told MarJorle-- was only vaguely queer. Mrs. Ttlllng was scandalized at the thought of Haroh] going back to the hank to do an afternoon's work after having been married, and of MarJorie having to wait for him; she was also scandal- Ized (although of course In this ease she did not announce her scruples) at tim thought of Harold and MarJorle spending thetr first night together ahme In a subnrhan house Instead of In the decent formality of hotel or hoarding house. That brings Harold's history Drae- tieally up to date. But the future seems obvious. Harold will live on with MarJorie In the little house In ltlllbrow crescent. He will rise by slow degrees through the grade of tile hank service until at last he ,will reach the dazzling heights of cashier- ship. Ills walslband will expand, and he will grow ralher corpulent and eventually dyspe0tle. And MarJorle will change with him. and tile soft lines of her face will vanish, to be replaced by definite hard- enlngs, for MarJorle will turn shrew- Ish witll the passage of the years and the arrival of children. For they will have chlhlren, of course (from what I have heard I be- lieve that It will not be long before the arrival of the first), and they will grow up Just like Harold. HIs Is a type that persists. The memory of that week--c,f the week when he contended with Bauer and with Rudelsteln and with Raphael king of tile leluns--wlll fade with startling raphlity. That week was too unlike anything else, too lerotesque and too rhlleulous and too horrible to he really pessihle. In course of time llnrold wfll even find himself puzzling as to whether It reqlly hapl)ened or not. All that will remain to him will be an automatic pistol, which he will keep In case of burglars, and a little white scar upon his breast, the last trace of the handiwork of Hawkins the Itorrible. And in course of time even that will fade. [THE END.] Ruins of Old Roman City Timgad Is a ruined city, 23 miles southeast of Batna, in the departmen~ of Constantine, Algeria. Timgad, the Thamugaa of the Romans, was built on the lower slopes of the northern side of the Auras mountains, and was situated at the intersection of six roads. The auditorium of the theater, which held nearly 4,IX)0 persons, '.s complete. A little west of the theater are baths, containing paved and mosaic floors In perfect preservation. Ruins of other and larger thermae are found In all four quarters of the city, those on the north being very extensive. There are the remains of seven churches. Numerous Inserlpth)ns have been found on the ruins and from them many events in the history of Thamugas have been learned. Thamn- gas passed from history after the de- feat of Gregoriua, governor of Afrita, by the Arabs In 647. Glaciers and Electricity Changing sizes of glaciers are of practical as well as scientific hnpor- tahoe, and hence for many years elab. orate measurements have been made of them, partly under govermuent aus- pices, says Nature Magazine. There Is an international glacier commission, founded In 1894, wblch collects such measurements from all countries and publishes them every year. The Swiss government Is especially Interested in watching the varhttlens of glaciers, be- cause they affect the flow of the moun- tain streams upon which Switzerland depends for generating electricity. Sys- ten|allc observations of glaciers are also valuable as a means of antlclpat. lag disastrous avahmches and floods. Mine Rescue School To train rescue crews In mine acci- dents a factory In Berlin. Germany, has opened a school where invasion of gas-infested chambers and the carry- lng of men to safety are taught. Ex- periments are made under varying oou- dltlons, different types of gas masks being worn by the operator~, and dum- mies are rescued from rooms filled with poisonous vapors. Mrs. Hoover's Presents Made From Stills Friends of Mrs. ilerhert Hoover who receive beaut:iful candlesticks as Chrlstnms presents no doubt wouhl be surprised If they knew that the nmterhtl from which the gifts are made once was a bootlegger's distilling plant. The boys at Walter Ree(l hospital, where the eandlesti('ks were made, obtain practically all their copper from the prohibition bureau. The photograph shows one vcteran cuttlng ul) the "worn(" which a short time ago dripped corn liquor, while another puts the final touches on another holder. Miss lnez Dorland, an aide of the hospital, is photographed wlth the workers. New Democratic Officers of the House [lere are the new officers of the house of representatlves elected by the Democrats. Left to right: IV. ~. Scott, postmaster; J. J. Shmott, doorkeeper; Kenneth Itomney, sergeant-at-arms, and S. Trlmble, clerk. Launch of Steamship Manhattan The steamship Manhattan, largest merchant vessel ever built l,n the United States, being launched Into the I)elaware river at Camden, N. J. Mrs. Edith Kermit Itoosevelt, widow of President Roosevelt, christened the ship, whlel| will be commanded by Capt. (;eorge Fried, champloa rescuer of the seas. Airplane to Explore StratosFhere Thls Is the newly completed monophme bullt at the Junkers plant near Berlin for the express purpose of exphu'lng the stratosphere, that region which lies about ten miles above the earth and la which the air is so rare- fied tremendous speeds are possible. Built after data supplied by Professor Plccard, who recently explored the stratosphere, the plane contains a her- metically sealed cabin where the pilots will have to wear gas masks to keep tllve. "HAPPY NEW YEAR" Pasadena's official "Happy New Year." little Anne Roberts, will use the world's largest hour glass when she officiates at the Tournament of ltoses declaring the Olymple year apes. HEALTHIEST 4.H GIRL Gertrude Jane Helkes, sixteen-year- old high school girl from Dakota City. Nab., who was selected as the health lest girl In Amerh'a al the tenth na- tional boys' and girls' 4-H club ,'on. grass in Chicago. Gertrude scored ,'99.9 per eeni perfect, rite highest marl~ ever made In a 4.H contest. Nature's Arrangement The feet of Sl)lders are so fashioned tlmt they can rest upon the indlvhlua! threads of the web without breaklag them or getting stuck to them. Wyoming State News The motor car service of the Colo- rado and Sou(hera, between ('hey- anne and Wendover, has been discon- inued. Fire recently destroyed two of the die and photographers' suite In lmn- der, and damaged the City l'lumblng & lleallng-eompany property on the floor below. The vohlme of life Insurance busi- ness tn Wyoming during the first 10 montbs of this year was 7 per" cent greater than during the corresponding period of 1930. 0 G, Rhode, of itanehester, was unanimously re-elected president of the Sheridan ('ounly Farm Bureau at a recent meeting of the organization held In Sheridan. Kenneth Webb, member of the Gleaners Union l'lg ('lub of Goshen courtly, has been declared the out- standing boy in 4.H pig ehlb work In Wyoming for the year 1931. Lester W Carter, Casper hotel man- ager, recently filed a petition in fed- eral District Court in Cheyenne for bankruptcy Carter listed his liabili- ties aa $56,497 and his assets aa $750. Lon C. Davis, for nearly ntae years deputy prohibition administrator for Wyoming. was recently ordered to re- port to Phoenix, Ariz., Dec. 21, where it is understood he will hold the same position for Arizona. Sheridan will have a modern two- story addition to its business seetinn with the completion of a stru(qure be- Ing erected by W. ti. Edelman, promi- nent Sheridan business man and for mar state treasurer. ttiley phill/ps, highway worker ac- cused ot second degree mul'de) in the death of A. T, Farrell, who was killed during a fight at a country dance near Riverton, several weeks ago, was ac- quitted in District Court in I.ander. Approximately 25,000 lambs, an In- crease of 80 per cent, compared with last year, are being fed in the River- ton valley. The increase, livestock men said, is duo to the availability this year of sugar beet tope tor feed. Phtllip K. Edwards Jr., of ('asper was selected as Wyoming's candidate for a Rhodes scholarship. The se- lection was made by the Rhodes scholarship committee for Wyoming, Edwards received a unanimous vote. Branding of turkeys would have saved farmers in Wyoming several thousand dollars in theft losses this year, state livestock officials said in Cheyenne after receiving retmrts of turkey rustling from all sections of the state, Three thousand three hundred and thh'ty-two elk were killed in Wyom- ing d~ring the 1~.31 hunting season, Dr. Robert A. Hocker, state game commissioner said in ('heyenne. attar all reports from checking stations had been received here. A total of 6,758 grazing permits for cattle and horses on national forest areas in the Lander district were Is- sued during the past year. an Increase of 100 head over the prevlous year, according to the annual grazing re port of the forest service. The population of Wyoming charit- able and penal institutions increased this year 109 tnmates, to a total of 1,457 persons. Gregory Powell. aecre- tar-] of the state board of charity and reform, reveals. The number of em- vloyes. 256. remained unchanged. So tame that they can sometimes be driven by cowboya as cattle would be herded, a herd of approximately 1,500 antelope roams on the 300.000 acres oa the Pitchfork ranch, near Pitchfork, Wyo. For twenty years the ranch has been the home ot ante lope. Presence ot the bark beetle, a par& site that Is a destroyer of forests Ires been discovered in the Washakie National forest, officials stated in l.ander. Wallace J. Pearce, forest su. pervisor, said he is planning a cam- paign of erad|eatlon which he be- lieves will be entirely successful. Airplanes will be pressed Into serv- Ice this winter to enable Uuiversity of Wyoming professors to reach classes the~ will conduct in Northern Wyoming. university officials said in Laramie. The planes will he supplied by the Mountain Airways Co. ~nd will fly from i.aramie to Wheatland. Buf- falo, Sheridan and tlillette. Rev. Father N. J Endres, pastor ot St, Francis Catholic church at Ther- mopolt.s, recently was the guest of honor at a banquet attended by more than 2o0 persons, many of whom Jour- neyed to Thermopolis from other Wy- omlng cities to pay their respects to the beloved priest. Father Cadres has been in charge of the Thermopolis parish for 25 years. Cowley high school has been sus- pended for one year from partlcipat. lng In state high sehool athletics, the state board of athletic control an- nounced in Casper. Cowley was sus- pended for permitting ~layton War- dell to play football this year. It Was hJa fifth year In athletic activity, not permitted under the rules of the state athletic association, Fire recently desortyed two of the most historic buildings in Wyoming, the W. A. Carter residence at Fort Bridger, built tn 1858, and an adjoin. ing cabin, built probably In 1859. The buildings were acquired by the state when It purchased Fort Brldger for $7.500 four years ago. and were the nucleus of the historical shrine which the old fort constJtates. Jack McPhie, died in Rock Springs of iaJurl~ Incurred in a terrtflo ez. ploulon which wrecked a higb sure easlnghead on a gu well lie tho ~.zter buln. Coins of Yellow Metal "Minted" in California For several years goh] half-dollars an(l (Inartcr dolhlrs were Issned In Callfernla. The half dollar of ihe first Issue was round, the obverse Showing a head of l,therty surround- ed by u circle of 13 stars, aml the reverse showing the date "1S52" with- In a wreath nf hturel and the legend. "Half Dol. California Gold?' Some have on the reserve the date and the legend, "thdifot'nla Gohl lialf D." La- ter I~lleS show various nanlbers of stars as well ua change In design, spate l)ortraylng an indian head ln- slead of Liberty, attd octagonal lu shape. These half and quarter dollurs were issued I)y private companies or Individuals connected witlt tile gold- mining htterests, and in nearly ev(~ry case reached the standard of value. weight and lineness claimed for them. While sot considered legal coinage or legal tender, they were accepted at a thne when there was a pressing need for nteney wilh which to transact the business of the counlry. Such Poinage, however, Is now prevented hy existing In~s. S()uvenlr pieces reseml)lint~ the gohl half dollars were also Issued during Ibis petted. "['hey were ntade of composition metal, gold plato(l, attd of course are not worth any- Ihieg. The pure gold half dolhtrs In a perfect state of preservation bring ahout a dollar. Peculiar Form of Oath Taken by Manx Official Manxmen mind their decmtsters. Ohsolete @xce/)t on Great Britain's mhtute Isle of Man, deemsters are medieval Judges-of-all.work They hear actions and crimlnnl eases of every sort and preside over Manx grand Juries. Manxmeu gatltered recently to hear the swearlug.lu of l)eemster Stev~- son More, A great and respected veteran of the Manx bench. Mr~ More has been In retirement for ten years. [te has now been Installed as ~)le deemster of one.tmlf of the isle of Man. upon taking the following nn~uth-fllllng Manx oath: "By the wonderful w,)rks that God mlracuh)usly wrought In betweel, heaven ahove and the earth b@noath In six (lays amt seven nlghis. I sweur to execute the laws of the Isle Justly between our sovereign lord the king and hie subjects as Indiffere~tily as the herr[ng's t)a('kl),)ne doth lie in the midst of ti~e fish." A Manx elder explained: "The baekl)one of a herring lies 'indiffer- ently'--that Is without any '(llffer- ence' Or devlath>u to the right or the left--In the fish. Our ancient deem. star's oalh Is a constant remlnder that herring was once almost the only food of Manxmen."--TIme Magar, ln~ Division oF Wealth Dr. Wilfred 1, King estimated that the richest 1 per cent of the income recipients in the United States re- ceived In 1926 about on.eighth of ihe realized income In the coantry. Ninety-nine per cent of Income re- ceivers secured In 1926 87.84 per cent of the total Income. In another ~tl- mate Doctor King concludes that 10 per cent of the people of the United States own nearly two-thirds of the wealth, while the poorest 2(I per eem own Just about 8 per cent. [i~pluce (~stslde One Kentucky home owner has re- versed the usual procedure of having a fireplace Inside a room. He has built a fireplace on the outside of his house The old-fashloned fireplace In It~ new-fashioned setting Is seea In an outer wall. affording heat far an open portico during early surlng and late autumn. Inside Is a m~rn heating plant. Railway Statloas for Rent ~'Rallway Stations for R@nt" IS s sign s(~n likely to greet house hunt. era In France. Bus eompetlthm boa forced a number of railway lines to be closed down. and the companies have decided to rent some of the sta- tions as dwelling house& --All WImter Lom F of 11~ Wmt--marvelom dta~-.-wcm, wnny dey~ ~dit nlghtt--dry tav~I ed~ -- 8pkmdld m~ht --- 9~rgoove moQ~ wea~ hohtlt--the ideal whiter home, PALM SPRINGS ~ ~ T,~O. Nerve ~tt've for ~aemt~ and dysp~ptlm0, ~t~ults ~,, maeiat. |3|~ S. We~tm~a. ~ ~t, IEIna. W. N. U., lllLI.INGS, NO. |1-11~1. \, i