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CARTETTET COUNTY NEWS TIMES, BEAUFORT AND MOREHEAD CITY, N. C
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Chapter 21 V'V.
TAHE sprawling house of Simeon
Mannley was silent with the
deep death-Jike stillness of mid
night Presumably the occupants.
were sleeping. '.
Vince Bonnay, however, lay
wondering if he were doomed to
become a chronic insomniac He
wad horribly aware of the
troubled breathing issuing from
Dr. Palmer's bed next to his and
of teach create and whlsDer of the
i.cld house as the damp weather
vegan to affect it Nor couia ne
forget the ugly significance of a
telegram Johanson had received
from the Honolulu police.
"Regarding Julia Mannley" It
said, "attended University here
for two years, majored in Eng
lish, Civics and Art Member of
Liberal Arts Club, Musical So
ciety, Captain of Women's Arch
ery Team 1 and i-
Women's Ajchery Team! That
could mean everything or nothing
and he had seen the sardonic
glitter in Johanson's eyes as he
read the words aloud.
In fancy he penetrated the wall
facing him and gazed down at the
sleeping -girl in the next room.
It wasn't hard to visualize Julia,
her hair spread out in golden
fan, her lips parted slightly in
dreamless sleep. Was it innocent
and dreamless though, or the
harried hag-ridden nightmare of
a clever murderess?
He turned on his left side and
a second later was watching the
bedroom door swing silently in
ward as the bulky figure of a
man was briefly silhouetted then
slipped toward his bed and bent
"Commander?" Bates struggled
to hold down a husky whisper.
. "Yes. What's the trouble?"
' "That Deveraux dame in the
end room. She's up to something!
She's comin" out of her room and
J,I just saw the Chief and Miller
neaam down tne beach with the
dawgs. Whafll I do?"
"Stay here. Keep an eye on the
doctor. I'll follow her. Where's
Vince donned his dressing fiown
and stepped into the hall. Moon
light, mist bedimmed. poured
Vince accosted Johan
son on the sunlit terrace the
next morning there was an un
usual twikle in the Investigator's
eyes. He was struggling with the
.cumbersome bulk of a straw and
canvas archery target
"This is' Sophie's stand-In," he
explained patting it cautiously,
i "What are you planning now?"
; "An archery exhibition to be
i conducted from Hugh's bedroom
; "You don't think the murderer
; will be fool enough to give him
"Not at archery, but he may
i "Then you've discarded Hugh
as the killer?" Vince felt relieved.
. "Moro or less," Johanson ad
. mitted. "When I caught him last
night he let out a yip like a
frightened child. After that be
just babbled about his trpp bouae
where ne a Deen hiding, ana
asked for Sophi 1 felt it was
just tnn dinned genuine to be
' 'n vet. Besides, look at this!"
" From his pocket he extracted
a gold signet ring and held it out
on his spatulate palm. An elabo-
rate D was set in the seal.
"That letter could have stood
'for Dukane, Donovan or Deve
; rauz but after what you told me
, about following Sonia last night
there doesn't seem to De mucn
. doubt I found it yesterday in
? "But all it proves is that she
lost it there."
i Johanson nodded, "Yes, but if
' she didn't connect it with some
thing unpleasant in her mind why
did she g hunting for it in the
middle of the night?"
"Afraid if you found it it would
Incriminate her in th murder,' I
suppose. Alter all she s a for
eigner and in a rather precarious
A monosyllabic srunt was
i Johanson s answer to that theory.
He crossed to a -wrouffht-iron
bench and picked up a handful of
.'arrows, -round these in the
basement with some of the fur
, niture -from Huffh'a room. Say
Bonnay,- will you get a few meat
Those who visited at Mr. and
'Mrs. Franklin Lewis Sunday at
Bogue Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. J. H.
Lewis, Mr. and Mrs. Joe Burnes,
Mrs, Bessie Pellitier and two sons,
Mrs, I. Zarah Bell and Mrs. Min
nie Sharp. t.x
: Mr. and Mrs. D. J. Halt visited
friends at Broad Creek last Thurs
; day. ;.. . -
! Mrs. Earl Lyle returned to her
r)ome at McKinney, Va. Sunday
i after spending a week here with
her parents. ?
, Mrs. Lester Hall visited a short
' while .Sunday with Mrs. Lorenzo
Taylor who is still tick.
, Mrs. J. B. Henderson .visited
Miss Claudle Willis at Morehead
City Hospital Sunday afternoon,
' Mr. and Mrs. Lester Hall visited
a short while with Mr. and Mrs.
Vannie Willis at Ward's Creek
Sunday. : 1 . ' ' i ,
; Mr. and Mrs. Carlton Taylor
spent Sunday night with her pa
rents,' Mr. and Mrs. James Willis
at Broad Creek. v .; ,
Friends will be glad to. learn
that little Terry Garner seems to
show soma Improvement since Jast
Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Henderson
Visited his parents at Bogue Sunday.".'"""-
t a , s
Mrs. Lester .Hall and Mrs. Earl
Lyes attended church at the Broad,
By Cameron Dockery
through the leaded panes making
cross-barred areas of light on the
thick Chinese runner. A silver
sandaled foot followed by a wisp
of chiffon crept through one of
these patterns. Vince took up the
- He let Sonla stay well ahead
of him. She drifted before him
almost a vision but at the Junc
tion of the stairs and entry to
the pantry a third figure emerged
from the shadows. The metal
nose of a revolver sought and
found the region of Vince s heart
"What are you doing down
"Oh it's you, Warner." Vince's
voice almost broke with relief.
"I'm following Miss Deveraux
she's planning something, it, may
be a clue."
"But I'm supposed to guard
this floor!" Warner protested.
"That's right ;ust don't let her
see you. I'll accept the respon
sibility if anything goes wrong."
' The gun was withdrawn reluc
tantly and Vince continued down
the lower hall. Johanson had
taken over Mannley's bedroom
for himself and Sonia had slipped
into It The door yawned. She
must have seen the investigator
leaving the house to take such
a chance, Vince decided.
THE tiny circle of a flashlight
was darting over the bed
clothes then moved on to make
a thorough circuit of the mold
ing and baseboard near the floor.
At ?ast it disappeared under the
bed and went out completely.
Vince heard a frustrated sigh
then Sonia left Mannley's room
and slipped past the forbidding
Samurai armor into the vast
vault of the living room and went
to the window overlookinc. the
terrace. Vince lost in admiration
of the picture she made stumbled
over a footstool and swore.
"Who . . . who ees there?"
Sr"n's voice trembled.
"Vince Bonnay," he said quick
ly then wondered if that would
be so very reassuring. For all
Sonia knew, unless she herself
was guilty, he might very well
be the murderer. "Why are you
wandering around in the dark.
"1 am not afraid of the dark or
what the darkness holds," she
skewers from the Chinese cook?
I want this to be realistic."
AFTER breakfast they all
trooped up to Hugh's old
bedroom, all but the servants
their archery trials were to come
later. Hugh peered at Vince in
his odd gnome-like way. "Are we
going to play a game? he asked.
"Yes," the naval officer lied and
suffered a twinge of conscience.
"You were so good the other
afternoon we all want you to
show us how you do it"
"Have you ever shot from this
window before, Hugh?" Johan
son pointed to the window that
overlooked the flaestoned terrace.
""Yes, I have. Hugh eyes
clouded, "but it wasn't very
The others were watching
Johanson speculatively as though
he had taken leave of bis tenses.
All but the two Porwrrans who
seemed fascinated by Hugh
they were unable to take their
tyvA off him. '
"All right Hugh," Johanson
handed him the bow and arrows,
"You show us how it's done. The
archery target is hist this side of
the pool excavation."
Realization of the meaning of
this trial dawned on the others'
faces then. Hugh frowned at
them. "This Is bit only bow, so
we must be careful I wanted to
take in with me to Olapds but
Sophie wouldn't let me."
Thereby- signing her own
death warrant, Vince thought un
easily. With experienced Angers Hugh
braced the bow, drew back the
string and released the arrow. It
fell snort of the target by several
"I missedl" he exclaimed. "The
target's too far, let m try it
The results were the same and
Hugh reached for another arrow
but Vince put out a restraining
arm, "Let someone else try it
Sonia's long fingers curved
about the bow. She handled it
gingerly as though it were some
explosive weapon ready to back
fire. Her arrow merely looped
over the window ledge and fell to
the flagstones below. Iris Dono
van's attempt was equally poor.
Creek Methodist church last Wed
Mrs. Lina Garner celebrated her
seventy-second birthday last week,
Mrs. L. L. Hall attended a show
er at the home of Mrs. Fred Can
non Friday night.
Miss Helen Taylor spent the
weekend with Miss Dollie Taylor.
Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Garner visit
ed with Mr. and Mrs. M. B. Tay-J
lor and Mr. and Mrs. Randolph
Garner Saturday night.
Mr. and Mrs. E. I. Garner and
Mrs. Mollie Hall attended church
St Holly Springs Sunday.
Miss Margaret Hall, who taught
at Deep Run, has come home 'to
spend some time with her parents,
Mr. and Mrs. D. J. Hall.
" Mrs. J. 11. Lewis visited Granny
Gore who is very feeble last Tues
day..' , Mrs. Una Garner scent Saturday
with Mrs. Becky Hall.
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diseases cf Eye. Ear, Hose and Throat
"Whv would anv-1
one want to
keel me, Sonia
"A maniac doesn't need a rea
son." He quoted Johanson.
"Non? Then I am glad you
are here to protect me. Come
. A soft -hand reached for his.
drew him forward. Vince felt his
defenses crumbling. ''But you
haven't answered me, Sonia?
"Ah must you always be the
watchdog? Very well, I tell you.
I em standing by my weendow
looking out eento the night when
I see a shadow come around the
wetng of the house. 1 theenk
maybe eet ees Hugh. He ees so
pitiful and lost, like a child and
poleece weel terrify heem so I
come down to admit heem."
"Are you certain it was Hugh?"
"Non, but it walked liked heem
r.juched over like an animal."
Her words trailed off vaguely
but when next she spoke her
voice had a determined timbre.
"Veence, weel you help me?"
He tried to conceal his surprise.
"How? What do you mean?".
"I mus' leave here. I haf
nothing to do weeth thees mur
der. I want to see my counsel
about returning to my own coun
tree now that war is over."
"I'm afraid you overestimate
my importance, my dear I am
just as much involved in this case
as anyone. We can only hope.
. . . What was that?"
Instinctively as Sonia gave a
little frightened cry he clasped
her to him. They both stared at
the long window. The direction
of the moonlight through the fog
had made the glass opaque from
their side; only a few feet away,
beyond the panes a shadow had
moved suddenly I
Now as they watched ;n tense
rigidity, a flashlight snnpped on
almost blinding then. And then
they saw the easily recognizable
shadow of Hugh Mannley rise
from his crouching position by
the sill and swing about defen
sively as a hand descended on
his shoulder. He emitted a shud
dering animal ' cry that sent
shivers of fear coursing through
Then Johanson handed the bow
to Julia. . . .
Vince found a cigarette and lit
it; it disgusted him to see that
his x hand trembled slightly as
Julia took the bow and aimed it
"Just to keep the record
straight I should tell you that 1
used to captain the University
women's archery team," she said
Her words were to them all but
the mocking glint in her eyes was
for Vince alone."
Her arrow fell even shorter
than Hugh's had.
"Mr. Dukane next," Johanson
said tonelcssly but his jaw
The islander picked up ihe
bow. He was a big man and mus
cular. He released the arrow with
a reverberating twang that sang
ir. their ears. It went beyond the
target into the pooL The group
stared at him with new interest
and his face turned a dull angry
Dr. Palmer,, trembling and ner
vous was next. "This is ridicu
lous!" he protested weakly and
his arrow wavered and veered
off into a flower bed.
John Bissett took up the bow.
He drew back the string slowly.
Surely he could do better than
that! He held his upper arm close
to his body and let the arrow fly
with a slight widening of his fin
gers so that it went no further
than Julia's. It was apparent that
he wasn't trying and didn't care
wm knew it
"Archery isn't my forte," he
said sullenly and handed the bow
to the investigator. Johanson's
thin silken brows went up slight,
ly but he was silent
To Vince's mind the test had
been a failure and if Johanson
had profited by it, he concealed
bis reward well His face was
What were they left . with?
Bud Donovan, a visibly sick, ner
vous little man who swallowed
with such apprehension as he
took the bow that they all heard
Lthe sound of his Adam's apple
juggling in his too dry throat
And then they all started at an
other sound! It was Hugh's shrill
cry of dismay as the bow string
snapped in Donovan's hand! .
(To be continued)
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yon want the BEST YOUR
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show yen the monuments and
markers we have put up, then
select what yon like. ;
, See me before you buy; can
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Box J Morehead City, N. C.
, BAY VIEW
- ' "
- Quite a large number of the peo
ple from this community attended
the singing convention at More
head City Sunday afternoon.
Mrs. I. S. Taylor held services
at Graham's chapel Sunday' morn
ing and evening.
Miss Bertha Mason spent Mon
day night with Miss Shirley Har
desfy, Mrs. Walter Willams spent Wed
nesday with Mrs. Johnny Knox of
- Mr. C. L, Freeman, Miss Sally
Jo Freeman and Mrs. Nannie
Small spent a while Saturday In
We are all glad that Mrs. Lloyd
Culpepper who has been quite
sick, is much belter. We hope he
will soon be well.
Mr. and Mrs. Billie G. Lewis
and little daughter, Darlene, of
Morehead City, spent a while Sat
urd.iy vih Mr. and Mrs. J. F.
Small and family.
Several people from the com
munity attended the music recital
at Newport school Fridny evening.
Miss Louise Jones spent Fridny
night wilh Miss Pearl Small.
I Meverai people irom trio com
munity attended the dedication
j service at Harlowe Sundiiy.
j Mr. and Mrs. T.ester Hnskett, of
I Ilavelock, spent the weekend wilh
j their parents.
! Mr. Canady. of Hubert, spent
Siind;iy in the community.
Rev. J. Randal Bennett, of
Rridgcton held services nt Mt.
: I'leasnnt F. W. B. church Sunday
Miss Norma I.ou Skinner spent
Friday night with Miss Armenia
Mr. and Mrs. Johnny Knox and
little daughter of C'lienv Point
spent a while Tuesday with Mr.
and Mrs. W. C. Williams.
Mr. and Mrs. Roy Carraway and
sons, Thomas and Ernest spent a
while Sunday afternoon with Mr.
and Mrs. Hubert Dail.
Mr. Dennis Lilly, Thad Lilly and
Vernon Lilly spent a while Satur
day exening with Mr. and Mrs.
Mr. J. F. Small, Misses Pearl
Small, Armenta Lillv, Louise
Jones, Norma Lou Skinner and
Lawton Mason, Mr. Willie Jones.
Boydie Culpepper and Ardell
Small attended the Baccalaureate
sermon at Newport school Sunday
Mrs. Bessie Graham, Misses Lu
la Haskett and Bettie Williams
plan to leave Friday for Falcon to I
attend n Sunday School meeting.
Mrs. John Parker and Mrs. Cal
Whaley, of Morehead City, spent a
while Sunday in the community
wilh relatives. I
As late as the 1890s, persons
who affected long fingernails were
thought to use them as a shield
.against doing any work.
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DONALD BOOIIE SIIERRILL
Tot ' I
n. c. ccrmissicNEH or labor.
who believes that out-of-state union bosses should not Interfere
In the North Carolina Democratic Primary, and that a stale of
ficial should not be wider ebligatlou to these arrogant men.
I stand for Impartial, courteous and efficient service to the
people of North Carolina.
v I announce my candidacy for Ihe of
fice of Constable of Morehead Township
subject to the velars' in the Democratic Pri
mary Ilay 28ft. I respectfully solicit
IIUDEnT L. FDLCISn
The Free Will Baptist Sunday
School and league convention will
meet next Sunday at Davis. Mrs.
Lee Garner was appointed Sunday
to represent the Russell's Creek
Sunday School and Miss Mattie
Taylor to represent the Missionary
The Women's Home Demonstra
tion, club will meet this week with
Mrs. A. H. Tallman, Mrs. I. I. Fod
rie has been called to the bedside
of Mr. Ed. Fodrie and couldn't
have her regular meeting.
Mr. Colon Pake is spending a
few, days here with his family be
fore returning to the hospital for
treatment. We all wish for him a
Mrs. Herbert Jackson and Mrs.
Bill Perry, of Raleigh, spent the
week end with Mr. and Mrs. B. H.
Mr. Leon Fodrie had the mis
fortune of breaking his foot last
Tuesday while working on a lad
der. The ladder gave and he jump
ed with the result of a broken
foot. We all hope he will soon be
Mr. Flynn Goldston, of Wake
Forest, spent the week end in the
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Morton
and children of Morehead City
spent Sunday here with his pa
rents. Mrs. Leon Fodrie went to Wil
mington Saturday to see Doctor
Johnson, where she received treat
ment. Mr. F J. Worthingtoir spent a
while Sundav morning with Mr.
J. L. Morton.
Mrs. Arlio Fodrie spent last
Thursday in Newport with her
Before the Christian era, a glove
was gfven to the purchaser of land,
taking the place of title and deed
to the property.
Dr. J. O. Baxter Jr.
BEAUFORT - - -
To The Voters
Of The 7th
I hereby announce my
candidacy (or the North
Carolina Stale Senate
irom the 7th Senatorial
District subject to the
Democratic Primary on
Saturday. May 29th.
Carteret County has not
iornlshed a representa
tive in the State Senate
since 1921. Your vole
and support will be ap
preciated. ElwoodR. Willis
The Rev, Haywood Harrcll filled
his regular appointment, at the
Williston church Sunday.
Mr. Iredell Willis left Friday to
go back on the freight boat at Nor
folk. He has two weeks on the
boat and one week at home.
Mr. Travis Willis was taken with
a .nervous breakdown Monday. He
was at Cherry Point, been work
ing there the past three years. We
surely wish him to get tetter soon
so he can get back to his work.
Mr. Alex Tosto and wife, of New
Bern, Lt. Johnnie Green, his wife
and little son, Johnnie, of Cherry
Point, and his parents from Mis
souri spent Sunday at the home of
Mr. and Mrs. James W. Wade.
We heard Mrs. Edwin Piner's
mother, of Sealevel, had a heart
nttack Monday and was taken to
Morehead Hospital. We nil hope
she will soon get well again.
Mr. Cullie Piner is much im
proved and so he can get out
Mrs. Seymore Davis has improv
ed considerable, but is still so
she cannot get out.
Mr. Thomas Wade has not been
able to go back on his work as
Dr. Way has not discharged his
Mrs. Bessie Piner is feeling bet
ter. Surely we all wish her to get
Vole For ISAAC J. KELLUM
0! Onslow County Candidate for State Senate
Nay 29th Primary
Onslow County has not had representation in Stale Senate
for 14 years. He helirves in a system of rotation that will per
mit each county to elect senators in regular order. He knows
first hand, the needs of the sehools, the farms, the business
man. He Is the veterans' friend.
He favors adeauate pay for (earners. State employees. Ex
perienced in legislative duties member 19-11 House of Repre
sentatives from Onstow County.
Blended Whiskey 86.8 proof, 15 Mraiplil whiskies 7 years
old, 1UX straight whiskies 6 years old, 10 whiskies
5 years old, 65 grain neutral spirits
The Gibson Distilling Company, New York,N. Y.
WHAT COUNTIES ARE FAVORED FIRST BY HIGHWAY COM
MISSION? WHAT COUNTIES ARE FAVORED riRST BY OTHER STATE
AND FEDERAL AGENCIES?
THE COUNTIES WHICH SHOW, BY THEIR VOTE, THAT THE
CITIZENS ARE TAKING AN ACTIVE INTEREST IN GOVERNMENT.
North Carolina has the money to help Carteret and ether Counties
build school buildings.
North Carolina has the money, or can gel the money, to build
good roads to every farm and fishing community in Carteret and oth
This Board does not care bow you vote, or for whom you vole.
A good big vole will mean thai our people are alive and that our
County will be recognized and will secure the things to which it is
If you, Mr. and Mrs. Voter, DON'T CARE, slay at home on Elec
tion Day. IF YOU DO CARE, and do Vole, you have an argument
that cannot be answered except by a "Yes."
Your Vote will be counted exactly as cast! Don't believe "knock
ers" who say it will noL WE PLEDGE YOU that any evidence to the
contrary will result in active prosecution!
. BOARD OF ELECTIONS
FRED R. SEELEY, Chairman TECIIAS C WADE, Secretary
JAMES H. DAVIS, Republican Member
Primary Saturday. Ilay 23ih
well and so she can get out.
Mr. Hugh T. Piner and his wife,
and son, Kenneth, went to Rich
mond last Friday to see Mrs. Pi
ner's son, Ray Barber and family.
Mrs. Piner will spend a few weeks
with her son before returning
Mr. Martin Brooks and wife
came home Monday from the sta
tion at Cape Lookout where he is
employed. THey will be home a
few days this week.
Mr. Leslie Wade, of Morehead
City, spent a few days last week
here -with his mother, Mrs. Made
laine, doing some work around the
home for her before he leaves to
go north fishing.
Mrs. Cora Piner, 'Mrs. Vivian
Wade and daughter, Jannet, was
in Beaufort, Saturday, shopping.
Mrs. Ion Willis spent Saturday
in Beaufort with her daughter,
The ancient Chinese customarily
offered a guest in the house a
leather glove, indicating warm wel
O. H. JOHNSON, M. D.
EYE, EAR. NOSE & THROAT
Morehead City 9 AM to 5 PM
Polls Opon 6:30 A. 11. - 6:33 P. II:
Parkiag Meter Cheats Blind Man
BUTTE, Mont. (AP) Frank
Ericson, blind news vendor, says,
he's sick of competing with a park
ing meter. The meter is located
near Ericson's newstand and it has
the advantage in that it never has
to leave the spot for a sandwich
or a snooze. Ericson says his ears
have told him on more than one
occasion that somene absent-mindedly
took a paper, then dropped
the nickel into the meter, instead
of into the collection box.
DR. E. F. MENIUS
3rd Floor F.Iks Temple
Rooms 307-8 9 & 10
NEW BERN, N. C.
"The most important
activity oi the Slate
Government is Ihe
Charles M. Johnson