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DAY, OCTOBER 9, 1941
THE WAYNES V1LLE MOUNTAINEER
Mandarin House Murders'
ctret Captain North
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nVwbich evoked nuxea re
I was indeed a minor
Kf de of Soochow
Pifld be just another for
fc. Moreover, the invasion
Crtant Chinese home was
SjJSta of an exceeding
19 nrovea to
home oi to .
! A oover&l inner
hi servants u -
. -nmnprN Ul tiMV J
, . ..nn tn the outer
L i formidable gate, topped
,iie and guaraeu uy , w
dogs- , . ' . .
will force admission T"
kin Non.n pi -
w try that tney a very u-Adsms-alwaya
there." ; " ." ,
It then. 0 Born ueiore i
eyou any Idea of how badly
s hurt!" ; ' , , ,
t that hot-blooded Colonel
fell in descending irom wxi.
tn were large spots on side
,ince removed by Mongol
nvhodv come out of .the
txcept the groom?"
rtpn it should pay us to
Go and tell your nephew to
;now if anyone tries to leave
laps twenty minutes later a
door, set into tne spine
Id gates, opened and an elder-
e "boy, ' wearing an fcuro
ercoat and hat over his na
il tlinned out. 1
(there. Chao Ku; this may be
North murmured before
k after the hurrying servant.
(minutes later the "boy" reap-
before Number 12 in com-
kith a tall white man who
Mnse beside him and. in ex
tendi, inquired into the pro
e patient's condition. A pecu
iple knock and an explana-
b "Foreign devil physician"
bolts to click sleepily and the
door to swing Open. .
By VAN WYCK MASON
Once inside the courtyard Car-
tain North pressed his .32 even
more firmly aeainst the house
"boy's" ribs. Judging by the old
fellow's manifest terror, he was
likely to give no trouble, but never
theless when they had penetrated
the inner PonrtvarH and nrnrA Klrirt-
ing a moon pool in its center, North
"Try the slightest sort of a trick,
Chu-;en, and youH be bowing be
fore you ancestors."
"Foreign devil physician is here,"
the megRencer reneateri when
small grilled window set in a hand
somely lacquered inner door shot
"Good. Like grayhound conduct
him to Taipan."
The problem thus far was resolv
ing itself with so little difficult?
that North promptly became ap-
prenensive; it was always unnerv
ing to find a dangerous path un
Two armed guards wearing green
uniforms, roughly similar to
Spurjr's presented arms smartly
enough when North halted before a
particularly terrifying devil screen,
hut nevertheless, sham misnirinii
lurked in their eyes. Drawing a deep
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Dream, nugn ionn entered a room
in which only two or three native
Here, Taipon, is, doctor man,"
the "boy" quavered, and, after clos
ing door, be nattered across the
room to crouch against the opposite
wall, his eyes riveted upon the men
ace concealed in North's coat
"Well, sir. Let's take a look at
you. Where are you hit?"
"Through chest. I c'n tell I'm
pretty bad Doc." At the feebleness
of the voice coming from a couch
set deep among the shadows, North
was not surmised. Half a glance re
vealed the adventurer's serious con
dition. Uniform tunic hurriedly
ripped open, booted feet spread
wide apart, he lay limn on the
great couch clutching a blood stain
ed bath towel to his chest and
breathing hoarsely, though his chin
was tilted upward as if to ease a
pressure on his throat.
"Sorry to find you like this, Colo
nel. Even if I were a doctor, there's
nothing I could do you're pegging
By a prodigious effort, the pros
trate figure raised its head an inch
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"Oh." so it von. CanT Well-
ain't surprised been wondering
why you passed up chance in
kitchen I The voice became lost
in a strangled, sobbing sort of
'Hard lines. Spurr, but you had
more of a chance than either La
rousse or Chen,"
"Confound it all you goin to
preach?" The old fire Jlared in
Spurr's faint tones.
"No. Why did you kill La'-
"Frog swine tried to chisel my
-percentage on deal Louie was
fool enoueh to turn uglv. Threat
ened to tip off police about my
having fixed Dankon."
"You came back to Adam a room
to look for the rule, didnt youT"
Yeah: I couldn't get it back-
watched the Coloniale all night see
if you d - figure message took
"You killed him before La
A little silence ensued, during
which the house "boy" began to
"You're one smart guy, North.
Sure, I killed him didn't want no
competition too much dough this
deal " Visibly the harsh powder
burned face commenced to crumple
and to fall into softer lines. "How
much longer, Cap?"
"Very soon : hadn't you better tell
me where to find Adams T
"No, I will not!"
"Why not?" North's voice was
low and very earnest. I'll get him
anyhow." .- .
"No, you won't, Capl Two of my
men have orders kill him U any
body comCs "
"But he's no use to you now,
Spurr, and I want him very badly."
The stricken Boldier tried to
speak but coughed instead.
"Where's house boy? Gettuv so
dark can't see him "
"Here Taipan. herel" The eld
Chinese scuttled over to kneel be
side the couch and listen to Spurr
o-nan a few sentences in some
Manchu dialect unfamiliar to North.
Casting the man from G-2 a fright
ened glance, the "boy" immediate
ly slipped out; the guards growled
something, then followed a hurriea
tramping of feet.
Why was the dying man treating
him to such a horrible grin? A sud
den alarm seized the man from G-2.
low over the couch. "You must tell
me what you told that boy!"
if vou want Adams Can
you can go left down corridor "
Hugh North started to turn, but
Spurr's breathing thickened sud
In a minute. I'd better stay with
you until "
Spurr's voice was very faint.
Been alone against the world a
long time guess I can leave it-
without no cheering section. I ain t
afraid of " With very little fuss
for so turbulent a person, Colonel
David Spurr ceased to breathe.
What orders had the dead man
issued? Halted at the bedroom
door, North hesitated. Save for a
sound of stealthy footsteps in the
distance, Number 12 Kowloon
Street seemed utterly silent. No
rifles cracked when he gingerly
thrust open the door, so he stepped
out. A beam of light slanting
across the corridor floor some little
distance to his left attracted his
On tiptoe Hugh North stole
down the passage. Disdaining the
melodrama oi a leveled pistol, ne
kept the weapon in his pocket even
when he suddenly stepped forward
to fill the doorway.
Tn the armchair oi a comfortable
fuminhed room, a sallow individual
claid in ill fitting tweeds sat read-
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Gen. Eleaxar Lopei Contraras, for-
- .j.n nt Vonezuela. arrives
tTahu mi tila first visit
to tha Unitwi SUtea. Commander
of the Veneiuelan army, Gen. Con
treras baa always advocated coop
eration w tut tn u. o.
inv AhmntJv awara of an appa
rition at the doorway, he dropped
his magaiine and sprang up paia
eyes wide with alarm.
(A Recorded to Monday Noon
Of Tkii Week)
' Riv mnntha later, back in Wash
ington. D. C. Captain North had
been congratulated officially and (in
th nature of his workl privately
for that important arrest of Major
. . . - a ,. LM-
Adams, j The latter, nnauy conscience-stricken
had confessed all
details of his flight, deals with for
eign spies, and disclosed the all-important
formula which was reduced
to writing, now in secret War De
partment files. The agent, called
Kurt, had disappeared from the
Shanghai scene, and Marya Gallian
has made no claim to the reward
promised for her part in the appre
hension of her former ''fiance,"
Adam, ineidentallv. convicted by
court martial on a desertion charge
and cashiered, was of ao much use
to the Government that he has re
turned to the Far Bast some say
on "private businessj" others say
Captain North only knows what
that "business" is.
Gurney P. Hood, Com., to Canie
J. D. Israel, et ux, to B. W. Mills.
Donald G. Harkins. et ux, to J.
H. Kirkpatrick, et ux.
Alvin Pressley, et ux, TO uoyie
Pressley, et ux.
J. F. Jackson, et ux, to I. A.
Sarah Ellen WiUU to J. W.
Duckett, et ux.
J. W. Williamson, et ux, to
D. M. Cagle, Jr.. et ux, to M.
Wesley Vrabel, et ux.
M. Wesley Vrabel, et ux, to u.
M. Cagle, Jr et ux.
Lee V. Rogers to Georgo H.
. East Fork Township
Fanning Burress, et ux, to M. L.
Burress, et ux.
Ivy Hill Township
T. N. Howell, et ux, to J. H
Cl'M et. nt.
Frank Parton, et ux, to uawonia
Viola Campbell to Jarvis Hi
S. 'B. Blaylock, et ux, to J. E.
J. W. Morgan, Jr., et ux, to W
TT Plena. . i
C. H Henson to William Henson,
Wavnea villa TownshlD
Haywood Home Building and
Loan Association to Oliver a
Mnrnhv et ux
Grace W. Hinton, Com., to David
G. G. Leatherwood, et ux, to
Henry Francis, et ux, to irene
N. W. Garrett, et ux, to Herbert
Braren, et ux.
John M. Queen, et ux, to N. M.
Medford. et ux.
R. T. Messer, et ux, to ivate
Jones Plemmons, et ux, to H. G.
Laney, et ux. ,
J. B. Medford, et ux, to Bernice
and Velma MdBlhannon,
I. B. Funke to Roy M. Parkman,
et ux. .
J. B. Ivey, et ux, to N. Lucretia
Mary R. Miller to Helen coniey
Newton Cook, et ux, to A. P.
Ledbetter, et ux.
Lake Junaluska Assembly, Inc.,
to N. Lucretia Colton.
Robert Hooper, et ux, to E. W.
H. B. Atkins, et ux, to E. K.
Dewey MulL et ux, to VirgU
H. Paul Brigg, et ux, to Mrs. K.
Mrs. Inea L. Greene to Mrs. R.
R. B. Medford, et ux, to Amos
P, Muse. "
J. J. Schabinger, et ux, to Con
stance F, Herbert
James W. Reed, et ux, to E. L.
C. N. Allen, et ux, to Howard
J. C. Winchester, et ux, to A. J.
Buchanan, et aL
C. N. AUen, et ux, to Myrtle
W. T. Lee to W, A. Mitchell,
et ux. . . .... ''
J. A. Wilson to WUliam a.
Sallie Quisenoerry W Clyde H.
Thomas Moody, et ux, to R. A.
Ammona, et ux.
Susan A. Crawford to J. A. Pro
C. C. Francia to Horace Francia,
Hilliard B. Atkina, et ux, to J.
B. Ivey. y
D. Frank Nichols, et ux, to Ran
dolp M. Mehaffey, et ux.
Is it neeeetary to be a high
school graduate in order to on
lisi in the Navyt
Vil Kmrv enlliteea need not he
high school graduates. Alt appli
cants will ba alven m examina
tion containing approximately lot
quectlona. A grade of 80 per cent
or better on this examination Is
eufflclently high to pan the Navy
educational standards. However,
a high school education will be
valuable to the seaman during hla
-; ' . e e
jf I enlist in the Navy or Naval
Reserve, will I be sent to a
Navy Trad School? u
All new recruits are eent to one of
four Naval Training Station and
after a training period they may
; take examinations for entrance
Into Navy Trade Schools. Thoee
recruits who pass their examina
tions With sufficiently high grades
are sent to Navy Trade Schools
before assignment to the fleet.
While attending these schools,
they will receive regular Nary
pay and free schooling valued at
What is the greatest possible
pay I can expect to earn during
my first term of enlistments
It Is possible to earn as much as
$126 a month by the end of your
first term of enlistment, and re
member that your clothing, lodg
ing, medical and dental care are
all supplied free.
After I have served my term of
enlistment, what benefits do I
get for reenlistmentt 1
Depending on your rate and
length of service, yon can get a
cash bonus up to $300 plus SO days
leave with pay.
What does the term "ash can"
mean in the Navy t
An "ash can" Is' a slang term ap
plied to the depth charge used to
combat submarines. The average
"ash can" is a container filled
with approximately 300 pounds of
T.N.T. and can be dropped over
board from a ship and so con
trolled as to explode at depths
ranging from 86 to 300 feet. These
are generally carried by the fast
ships In the fleet, as a boat drop
ping a charge regulated to ex
plode at 70 feet depth must more
away from the explosion area at a
f M knots or more. These
"ash cans" are either rolled off
the stern or shot from My-gnns"
which hurl one right and one left
NOTICE OF SUMMONS BY PUB
STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA
COUNTY OF HAYWOOD
IN THE SUPERIOR UUURT.
BEFORE- THE CLERK.
Pearl Arnold Townsend, Vir
ginia Arnold Wilson and hus
band, Harry Wilson,
- VS. - . . ..
Lena H. Arnold (widow oi
Malcolm H. Arnold, Dec'd.),
and Esther M. Arnold, Mary
Lillian Meader and husband,
Robert Meader, Juliet Arnold
Ward and husband, Arthur
Ward, Elizabeth Arnold, Rob
ert Arnold and David Arnold,
Heirs at law of Malcolm H.
Arnold, Dec'd) and B. W. Ar
nold, Jr., and wife, Mary St
George T. Arnold, and B. W.
Amnld. Jr. and Mrs. L. A.
Schaaff, Executor and Execu
trix of the Estate oi J. U. Ar
The defendants above named,
will take notice that a special pro
ceeding entitled as above, has been
.nmmonwd in the Suoerior Court
of Haywood County, North Caro
lina for the sale lor partition i
lands belonging to the petitioners
and defendants, and the said de
fendants will further take" notice
that they are required to appear
at the office of the Clerk of the
Superior Court of Haywood Coun
ty in the'eourt house at Waynes
ville, N. C, within ten days after
the 31st day of October, 1941, and
answer or demur to the petition in
said proceedings or the petitioner
will apply to the Court for the re
lief demanded in said petition.
This the 3rd day of October, 1941.
Ass't Clerk Superior Court of
No. 1117 Oct. 9-16-23-30.
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