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By GEORGE BARR McCUTCHEON
Hollow of Her i
Prince of Grau;!
stark,"' Etc Etc
GREEN FANCY LIARS.
Synopsis. Thomas K. Barnes,
a wealthy young New Yorker,
on a walking trip in New Eng
land near the Canadian border,
is given a lift in an automobile
by a mysterious and attractive
girl bound for a house called
Green Fancy. At Hart's tavern
Barnes finds a stranded troupe
of "barn-storming" actors, of
which Lyndon Rushcroft is the
star and "Miss Thackeray" the
leading lady. They are doing
hotel work for their board. He
learns Green Fancy is a house
of mystery. That night two
mounted men leave the tavern
under odd circumstances. One
is shot dead near by; the other
is brought back dying. The
sheriff detains Barnes. Green
Fancy guests appear and say
the mystery does not concern
CHAPTER V Continued.
The two men looked at him, plainly
"When was all this?' inquired De
"Early last evening. He picked up
your latest guest at the corners, and
she insisted in his driving me to the
tavern before the storm broke. I've
been terribly anxious about her. She
must have been caught out in all that
"What's this you are saying, Mr.
Barnes?" cut in De Soto, frowning.
"No guest arrived at Green Fancy last
evening, nor was one expected."
Barnes stared. "Do you mean to
say that she didn't get there, after
all?" ., '
"She? A woman, was It?" demand
ed O'Dowd. "Bedad, if she said she
-was coming to Green Fancy she was
.-spoofing you. Are you sure it was old
"Peter who gave you that Jolly ride?"
"No, I am not sure," said Barnes
.uneasily. "She was afoot, having
-walked from the station below. I met
"'her at the corners and she asked me if
I knew how far it was to Green
;Faucy, or something like that. Said
: she was going there. Then along came
the automobile, rattling down this
very road aa &cient Panhard driven
iby an old codger. She seemed to think
it was all right to hop in and trust
herself to him, although she'd never
seen him before."
"The .antique Panhard fits in all
Tight," said O'Dowd, "but I'm hanged
if the woman fits at all. No such per
son arrived at Green Fancy last night."
"Did you get a square look at the
driver's face?" demanded De Soto.
"It was almost too dark to see, but
ne was oia, narcnet-racea, ana spose
with an accent."
"Then it couldn't have been Peter,"
said De Soto positively. "He's old,
right enough, but he is as big as the
side of a house, with a face like a full
moon, and he is Yankee to his toes.
By gad, Barnes, the plot thickens I A
woman has been added to the mystery.
Now, who the devil is she and what
has become of her?"
Charity Begins Far From Home, and
a Stroll in the Wildwood Follows.
Mr. Rushcroft was furious when he
arose at eleven o'clock on themorning
after the double murder, havifcg slept
like a top through all of the commo
tion. He boomed all over the place,
vocal castigations falling right and
left on the guilty and the innocent
"I donX e how you managed to
sleep through it," Barnes broke in.
"Yjou must have an unusually clear
conscience, Mr. Rushcroft."
"I haven't any conscience at all, sir,"
roared the star. "I had an unusually
full stomach, that's what was the mat
ter with me. I take oath now, sir,
never to eat again as long as I live.
A man who cannot govern his beastly
appetite ought to defy it, If nothing
"I gather from that remark that you
omitted breakfast this morning."
"Breakfast, sir? In God's name, I
Implore you not to refer to anything
so disgusting as stewed prunes and
bacon at a time like this. . My mind
"How about luncheon? Will you
Join me at twelve-thirty V
"That's quite another matter, said
Mr. Rushcroft readily. "Luncheon is
an esthetic tribute to the physical In
telllgence of man, If you know what I
mean. I shall be delighted to join you.
Twelve-thirty, did you say?"
"It would" give me great pleasure if
your daughter would also grace the
festal board. I think It Is too bad that
she has to go about In the gown she
vrears, Mr. Rushcroft," said Barnes.
"She's much too splendid for that. I
have a proposition I'd like to make to
you later on. I cannot make it, how
ever, without consulting Miss Thack
eray's feelings." '
"My dear fellow T beamed Rush
croft, seizing the other's hand. "One
Copyright by Dodd, Mead and Company, Inc.
frequently " reads in books about it
coming like this, at first sight; but,
damme, I never dreamed that it ever
really happened. Count on me! She
ought to leave the stage, the dear
child. No more fitted to it than an
Easter lily. Her place is in the home,
"Good Lord, I am not thinking of"
And Barnes, aghast, stopped before
blurting out the words that leaped to
his lips. "I mean to say this is a prop
osition that may also affect your ex
cellent companions, Bacon and Dilllng
ford, as well as yourself."'
At twelve-thirty sharp Barnes came
down from his room freshly shaved
and brushed, to find not only Mr. Rush
croft and Miss Thackeray awaiting
him in the office, but the Messrs. DI1
llngford and Bacon as well. v
"I took the liberty, old fellow," said
Rushcroft, addressing Barnes, "of ask
ing my excellent co-workers to join us
in our repast." .
"Delighted to have you with us, gen
tlemen," said Barnes affably.
The sole topic of conversation for
the first half hour was the mysterious
slaying of thtir fellow lodgers. Mr.
Rushcroft complained bitterly of the
outrageous, high-handed action of the
coroner and sheriff In Imposing upon
him and his company the same re
strictions that had been applied to
Barnes. They were not to leave thf
county until the authorities gave the
word. One would have thought, to
hear the star's indignant lamentations,
that he and his party were in a posi
tion to depart when they pleased. Jt
would have been difficult to imagine
that he was not actually rolling in
money instead of being absolutely
Barnes had been Immersed in his
own thoughts for some time. A slight
frown, as of reflection, darkened hjs
eyes. Suddenly perhaps impolitely
he interrupted Mr. Rushcroft's flow of
"Have you any objection, Mr. Rush
croft, to a more or less personal ques
tion concerning your own private er
misfortunes?" he asked, leaning for
ward. For a moment one could have heard
a pin drop. Mr. Rushcroft evidently
held his breath. There could be no
mistake about that.
"It's rather delicate, but would you
mind telling me just how Jnuch jou
were stuck up for by the er was lit
a writ of attachment?" . I
"It was," said the star. "A writ
of inquisition, you might as well sub
stitute. The act of a polluted, Impe
cunious, parsimonious what shall j I
say? Well, I will be as simple as pos
sible hotel keeper. Ninety-seven dol
lars and forty cents. For that pitiful
amount he subjected me to "
"Well, that Isn't so bad," said
Barnes, vastly relieved. He was cov
ertly watching. Miss Thackeray's half
averted face as he ventured upon the
proposition he had decided to put be
fore them. "I am . prepared and wil
ling to advance this amount, Mr. Rush
croft, and to take your personal note
Rushcroft leaned back in his chair
and stuck his thumbs in the armholes
of his vest. He displayed no undue
elation. Instead he affected profound
calculations. His daughter shot &
swift, searching look at. the would-be
Samaritan. There was a heightened
color in her cheeks.
"Moreover, I shall be happy to in
crease the amount of the loan suffi
ciently to cover your return at onj:e
to JSew York, If you so desire by
train." Barnes smiled as he added the
last two words.
"Extremely kind of you, my dear
Barnes," said the actor, running his
fingers through his hair. "Tour faith
in me is most gratifying. I I really
don't know what to say to you, sir."
May I inquire Just how you ex
pect to profit by this transaction, Mr.
5arnes7" Miss Thackeray asked
He started, catching her meaning.1
"My dear Miss Thackeray," he ex
claimed, "this transaction is solely be
tween your father and me. I shall
have no other claim to press."
"I wish I could believe that," she
4You may believe it," he assured
"It isn't the usual course," she said
quietly; and her face brightened. "You
are not like most men, Mr. Barnes." I
"My dear child," said Rushcroft,
"you must leave this matter to our
friend and me. I fancy I know en
honest man when I see him. My dear
fellow, fortune is but temporarily
frowning upon me. In a few weeks
I shall be on my feet again, zipping
along on the crest of the wave. I dare
say I can return the money to you. in
a month or six weeks. If "
"Oh, father 1" cried Miss Thackeray.
"Well make lit six months, and I'll
pay any rate of Interest you desire.
J Six per cent, eight per cent, ten per "
"bix per cent, sir, and we will make
it a year from 'date."
"Agreed. Get up and dance for us,
Dilly! We shall be in New York to
morrow I" j .
"You forget the dictatorial sheriff,
Mr. Rushcroft," said Barnes.
"The varlet !" barked Mr. Rushcroft,
It was arranged that Dillingford and
Bacon were to go to Hornville in a
hired motor that afternoon, secure the
judgment, pay the costs, and attend
to the removal of the personal belong
ings of the stranded quartette from
the hotel to Hart's Taver.J ; The
younger actors stoutly refused, to ac
cept Barnes offer to pay their- board
while at the Tavern. That, they de
clared, would be. charity, and they pre
ferred his friendship and his "respect
to anything of that sort. Mis4 Thack
eray, however, was to be immediately
relieved of her position as chamber
maid. She was to become a: : paying
Rushcroft took the whole affair with
the most noteworthy complacency! He
seemed to regard it as his due, or
more properly speaking as if be were
doing Barnes a great favor in allowing
him to lend money to a person ;of his
"A thought has just come Co me,
ray dear fellow," he remarked las. they
arose from table. ' "With the , proper
kind of backing I could put oyer one
of the most stupendous things the the
ater has known in fifty years. v dont
mind saying to you although it's
rather sub rosa that I have written a
play a four-act drama that will pack
the biggest house on Broadwajr to the
roof for as many months as we'd care
to stay. Perhaps you will allow me
to talk It over with you a little later
oh. You will be interested, I'm , sure.
Rushcroft Took the Whole Affair With
the Most Noteworthy Complacency.
Egad, sir, I'll read the play to you.
I'll What ho, landlord. Have , your
best automobile sent a round to the
door as quickly as possible. A couple
of my men are going to Hornville to
fetch hither my "
"Just a minute," interrupted ! Put
nam Jones, wholly unimpressed.! "A
man just called you up on the; phone,
Mr. Barnes. I told him you was en
tertaining royalty at lunch, and
couldn't be disturbed. So he asked
me to have you call him up as soon
as you revived. His words, not mine.
Call up Mr. O'Dowd at Green Fancy.
Here's the number." jf
The mellow voice of the Irishman
soon responded to Barnes call, j, J,
"I called you up to relieve your
mind regarding the young woman who
came last night," he said. "You ob
serve that I say 'came.' She's quite
all right, saf e, and sound, and no cause
for uneasiness. I thought you meant
that she was coming here as a guest,
and so I made the very natural! mis
take of saying she hadn't comeat all
at all. The young woman in question
is Mrs. Van Dyke's maid. But,' bless
me soul, how was I to know she! was
even in existence,! much less expected
by train or motor or Shanks' j mare?
Well, she's here, so there's the end of
our mystery." ' ;J -.'
Barnes was slow in replying. He
was doubting his own ears. It was not;
conceivable that an ordinary or even
an extraordinary lady's maid could
have possessed the exquisite voice and
manner of his chance acquaintance of
the day before, or the temerity to
order that sour-faced chauffeur about
as if The chauffeur I v ,
I "But I thought you said that Mr.
Curtis chauffeur was moon-faced
"He is, bedad," broke in Mr.
O'Dowd, chuckling. 'That's what de
ceived, me entirely, and no wonder. It
wasn't Peter at all, but the rapscallion
washer who went after her. He was
instructed to tell Peter to meet the
f ouf o'clock train, and the blockhead
forgot to give the order. Bedad, what
does he do but sneak out after- her
himself, scared out of bis boots for
fear of what he was to get from Peter.
i naa the whole story from Mrs. 1 Van
.VWelT rm tremendously relieved, '
said Barnes slowly. -
- "And so am I," said O'Dowd with
conviction. "I have seen the heroine
of our busted romance. She's a good-;
looking girl. v I'm not surprised that
she kept her. veil down. If you were
to leave it to me, though, I'd - say
that it's a . sin to carry discretion so
far ns all that. You see what I mean,,
don't you?" His rich laugh came over
'the wire. : ' - " V v .
"Perfectly. Thank you for letting
me know.. My. mind is at rest.' Good
by." As he hung up the receiver he
said to himself, "You.are a most af
fable, convincing chap, Mr. O'Dowd,
but I don't believe a word you say.
That woman Is no lady's maid, and
you-'ve known,-all the time that she
At four o'clock he set out alone for
a tramp up the mountain road in
which the two men had been shot
down. His mind was quite clear.
Roon and Paul were not ordinary rob
bers. They were, no doubt, honest
men. He would have said that they
were thieves . bent on burglarizing
Green Fancy were .t not for the dis
closures of Miss Thackeray and the
very convincing proof that they were
not shot by the same man.
It was not beyond reason indeed,
It was quite probable that they were
trying to cross the border in that
event their real operations would be
confined to the Canadian side of, the
line, fie could not free himself of tin
suspicion that Green Fancy possessed
the key to the situation. Roon and his
companion could hot have had the
slightest interest in his movements up
to the instant he encountered the
young woman at the crossroads. His
busy brain suddenly suffered the shock
of a distinct conclusion. Was she a
fellow conspirator? Was she the in
side worker at Green Fancy in a well
laid plan to rifle the place?
Could it be possible that she was
the confederate of these painstaking
agents who lurked with sijster pa
tience outside the very gates of the
place called Green Fancy?
His ramble carried him far beyond
the spot where Roon's body was found
and where young .Conley ' had come
upon the tethered horses. His eager,
curious gaze swept the forest to the
left of the road in search of Green
Fancy. Overcome by a rash, daring
impulse, he climbed over the stake
and rider fence and sauntered among
the big trees which so far had ob
scured the house from view. The trees
grew very thickly on the slope, and
they were unusually large. -He pro
gressed deeper into the wood. At the
end of what must have been a mile
he halted. There was no sign of habi
tation, no indication that man had
ever penetrated so far into the forest.
As he was on the point of retracing
his steps toward the road his gaze
fell upon a huge moss-covered rock
less than a hundred yards away. He
stared, and gradually it began to take
on angles and planes and recesses of
the most astounding symmetry. Un
der his widening gaze It was trans
formed into a substantial object of
cubes and gables and yes, windows.
He was looking upon the strange
home of the even stranger Mr. Cur
tis Green Fancy.
Now he understood why it- was
called Green Fancy! Its surroundings
were no greener than itself; it seemed
to melt into the foliage, to become a
part of the natural landscape. Moun
tain ivy literally enveloped it. Ex
posed sections of the house were paint
ed green; the doors were green; the
leafy porches and their columns, the
chimney pots, the window hangings
all were the color of the unchanging
forest. And it was a place of huge
dimensions, low and long and ram
bling. " 'Gad," he said to himself, "what
manner of crank is he who would
bury himseif like this? Of all the
crazy ideas I ever "
His reflections ended there.' A wom
an crossed his vision; a woman stroll
ing slowly toward him through the in
tricate avenues of the wildwood.
1 I Wi
PRESS ASSOCIATION MEETING
Barnes meets "Mrs. Van
Dyke's maid," and the mys
(TO BE CONTINUED.)
Longfellow Justly Popular.
Longfellow is justly popular as the
poet who, above all other poets of this
country, has expressed with a varied
and finished art the simple, natural,
elemental affections and sesttonts.
His literary productions are confined
almost entirely to those In poetic form.
Hyperion, a rather florid romance, and
Kavanagh, a romance of somewhat bet
ter quality, are the two exceptions. His
well-known "Psalm of Life. "The
Spng of Hiawatha." "Evangeline. and
many other poems have made his
name a familiar household word, and
every 'schoolboy is familiar with "The
Village Blacksmith." "The Wreck . of
the Hesperus.' and the "Building of
the Ship, which are the melodious
phrasing of thoughts and feelings dear
to the children even of a larger growth.
r Kettledrum Is Old.
.The Greeks and Romans danced. to
the accompaniment of the tympanum
-from which our modern kettledrum
has been adapted but failed to apply
tfiis instrument of percussion to war
fare, and it Is not till the seventh
century that the Moors and Saracens
of Spain Introduced the drum among
European soldiery, having themselves
acquired Jt from the Hindus through
Persian traders. The ancient word
"taber-or as thn French call It
"tambour denotes the origin, th
Persian word for (Lmd being tablr.
Editor of North Carolina Held the
Greatest Meetlng'in Their History
v at Wrightsvllle Beach.
Wilmington. ! July . 31. The .first
day's session of the annual convention
of the North , Carolina 'Press Associa
tion for 1919 was made memorable by
reason of the fact ' that in : honor of
the annual assembling vof the editors
the first concrete ship from a govern
ment owned shipyard was launched
here. .;;v'- ' -.
Another event which -made the day
one of exceptional interest was the
presence of the secretary of the Navy,
Hon. Josephus Daniels, who paid his
respects to his fellow brethren of the
press in an address at the Victoria
Theater, witnessed with them the
launching of the ship Cape Fear, spoke
to the two thousand operatives of the
Carolina Shipbuilding Corporation,
which is building 12 steel ships of
large tonnage here, lunched with the
editors and -their wives at the mess
hall of the Carolina Shipbuilding Cor
poration, and left, returning to Wash
ington. The program of the Press Associa
tion was so badly disarranged by the
arrival an hour late of Secretary Dan
iels train that contemplated sessions
at the Oceanic hotel were practically
abandoned save for the night session
and the day given .over to the exer
cises " incident to the ship launching
and the visit to the plant, where the
stel ships are building.
There were, however, formal open
ing exercises at the Oceanic, the ad
dress of welcome being delivered by
Mayor P. Q. Moore, after the conven
tion was called to order, by President
Z. W. Whitehead.
President Z. W. Whitehead deliver
ed the President's annual address at
the night session of the North Caro
lina Association following a cordial
wefcome to the editors by Mayor Thos.
H. Wright, of Wrightsville Beach. A
cordial' response in behalf of the news
paper men was made by Editor J. F.
Hurley, of Salisbury, and Editor J. J.
Fariss, of High Point.
Mr. H. R. Dwire, editor of the Winston-Salem
Sentinel, delivered the an
(By REV. 771
August 1. After a year of patient if
not watchful waiting, Editor J. iA.
Sharpe of the Lumber-ton Robesonian,
came into his own and was elected
president of the North Carolina Press
Association, which had a busy day's
session. Mrs.- Carolina Land, man
aging editor of the Albemarle News,
succeeded in making her point that
women have a place in newspaper
work so .clear and definite that the
editors were ready at the conclusion
of her very Interesting talk to elect
Miss Beatrice Cobb of Morganton, as
orator for next year's 'meeting.
Sections of the report of the com
mittee on resolutions committing the
Torth Carolina Press Association to
endorsement of the peace treaty with
out reservations provoked the most
prolonged discussion of the conven
tion. The resolution was finally adopt
ed by a vote of 32 to 3 and was then
Various matters of interest were
discussed as the question of exchanges,
the cash in advance plan of subscrip
tion, political advertising, etc. The
cash in advance plan for subscription,
it was almost unanimously agreed,
was the business-like way of hand
ling the question. ; f
Officers for the ensuing year were
elected as follows:
President J. A. Sharpe, Lumberton
Robesonian; first vice-president, R. T.
Wade, Morehead City Coaster; second
vice-president, J. F .Hurley, Salisbury
Post ; third vice-president, Parker An
derson, Wilmington Dispatch; secretary-treasurer,
John B. Sherrill, Con
cord Tribune; historian, M. L. Ship
man, French Broad Hustler; orator,
Miss Beatrice Sobb, Morganton News
Herald; poet, D. L. St. Clair, San
ford Express; executive committee, W.
C. Hammer, E .B. Jeffress, I. S. Lon
don, Santford Maritn and H. B. Varner.
"This is the twenty-third consecu
tive year that Mr. Sherrill has held
the office, of secretary-treasurer and
in that time he has missed' but two
Aug. 2. The matter which next to
the endorsement of the League of Na
tions exercised the newspaper men
most was the proposition of a group
of representatives, headed by J. L.
Horne, of Rocky Mount Telegram to
form three departments within the as
sociation, one for the dailies,- one for
the weeklies - and semi-weeklies and
one for the trade papers.
R. F. Beasley, commissioner of
public welfare, presented some re
marks on the task of the press in re
construction. The association decided to hold a
midwinter meeting in Greensboro
early in the coming year. At 1:30
o'clock the Association adjourned.
, State Summer School Ends.
Chapel Hill. With the final 'exami
nations the ' 1919 session of the Uni
versity of North Carolina Summer
School comes to an end. There has
been an . increase, in attendance this
year of almost 50 per cent over last
year and in every way It has been the
most successful session of the sum
mer, school in recent years. Most of
the attendants have remained for the
entire term of six weeks, thus making
it possible' for the instructors to car
ry on; a much more comprehensive
plan off work. v
19.20 "AfS-AM. .. I
"0 me both ip T:eNv
Judea. ana ,n
w most parts of tl m
dd, . Acta .,.lAW,I
wJiAi;y Tot, ;M'-5';
about Jesus ( Tu"le'W :
for Christ. TE T0PIC .
sonal evanppw tv l'LT
of all Christians
Paul Called to
The inclination of pan,
uas to tarrvin;,
Asia 'u -ae
were hurriei a!
Of the Snirit w-o j . .
' ... C Mi l h 1
and as faithful in ciri
Paul saw in a vision o .
donia pleading for heln V
wiwj, me mystery of tw '
about him. As soon T
was ; known they rendered 3
rts lrup se .
they did not question h;
delay action. Christ, rh"
ant, is the pattern of obefe
II. Paul Winning Lydin
(Acts 16:13-15). 5
With Paul as leader, themfc
went to Philippl where they
eral days studying the coadi
The. Jewish element in the,
very insignificant, as therwi
ford a synagogue, making it J
ror tne devout people to fr$
river side for worship. Totis
fm 4-"i w T.,1
5cii.uc-iiiis ram came ana ptg
tne women gathered there.
woman by Thyatira. a pn
lleved In his message and was
The work of the Lord hereto;
humble beginning, but It was
to transform all Europe and 4
Lydia's is .a typical convenk
fore It Is worthy to note
1. Her attendance at the
prayer (v. 13)
2. She listened to the pre:
the Word of God (w. 1214).
3. Her heart was opened lr
4. She was baptized (v. 13)
5. Her household believed
III. The Blessed Issue of 5t
nlng (James 5:19, 20).
The business of soul-savin;
most important in which a id
Ins can engage. Anyone wM
aved can point lost souls toft
Christ came to save the te
19:10). It Is the blessed K
all'-Christians to labor tog
God in rescuing the perishing '
suit of soul-saving is twofold:
1. It saves souls from dead
Meditation unon the fl
"saves." "soul." "death," will i
conscious of the tremendous
tttnoo nf snnl-3.nvin2. We BUS
ho ralna nf thp SOlllS bfifOSf
give ourselves to the works
them. A soul is of more a
tio vhnlo irnrld (Matt. 163
'trnlnArt smils ?0 much that
Jesus to die for them (JotoJ'Jj
20). God's way of hiding sb
man fi-rvm ft Pvprv sinner in-
of sins, therefore
hiaa that mltitD06
iiiuvli - -
When sins are thus
or aoa s signi iuicl -east
is from the west, SPJ
mnrrcrf mir t'ran.ssresslons
sins against us no more.
. iu. i iflht
Tne neari ji .
pears like such a. little
as we see in the r
Inw nnd humDie on i
lug its bosom 'to receive
kMm nf the sun's glw-J
as it were in a orfm
Ing around a sweet fraPV
ino- 'nrpfullv and io.
v . ' .,.nr rouu
midst of other nu"'
all In like mann
soms to drink in
... . t.;I IS.
That which purities iW j.
trial is by what is contrarj--ton.
To become iue - &
thing in the worid J
the thing before
of man Is felly.
ments vain. . A $f
acter of Christ ana j
Heaven Is wherjW
love Is there heare
and' the non. fBl
should give to eaif
U what the real &