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THE OLD HOME TOWN w aNLEY .
by MAY CHRISTIE
THE WAYNESvTLLE MOUNTAINEER
,rl . She played
to rise and
night," she added bitterly, "it iras
apparently born out in fact!"
Henry tried to square himself,
but Virginia had a temper. She
was aroused. Her jealousy and
possessiveness had got the better
of her. They had quite a sharp
to rescue poor quarrel on their way back home.
1 from that terrible : . . .
Itar be' frightfully The furnishing of the new pent-
t a bouse where Virginia and Henry
i' talked balefully into were to take up their married life
i '"iL where refreshments wag almost completed. It was ex-
'Ji be wed Virginia tremely attractive. Julie had guided
JfCZl top the bar, and Virginia to "the "right'Oshops, the
"lewing up against her authentic" antique dealers'.
. I, Specially woven rugs costly
'fiohome," h said aaccmct;- brkia,brac tapestries rae old
i aide their adieux. yageg proved that Julie's commie-
iZ jiBousine, with Henry sion from eaiers must have
t tfosfly ahead of him m si- been considerable. "You know, old
i defended herself. At there was more to this than
fU not kissed and pawed ugt comn,i8sion you received
efl man in the place. . jrom robbers who sold Virginia
'thiwed. He had been to thJg tuffr bleated Daffodil with
fL He ihould have stayea -nniaeetxA nersnicacity. into Julie's
-,Yiini. "It was quite a w indignant, ahe shut him up
Wttini" 1" rfm?rked:.i.. immediately.
f ! A :Fiail ' l But there was more to it. She had
never forcriven Henry and still
less, Virginia I She would have her
Henry was enormously preoccu
TirA iust now with his business af
fairs. Report had it that if the big
deal went through, Henry would be
, "But Virginia won't lay a finger
' ... i
'I"W"T' t..,u.. rv never
H Virginia, Henry
M. they're eood SCOUtS.
" -Jt Thev were doing
Ci rotten time!" Virginia
jo, She recounted w mm
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on that money," Julie swore to her
self in the privacy of her own little
apartment Willie Krass and she
talked the situation over. Willie
was as wax in her hands now.
Virginia couldn't spend all her
newly-wed days in shopping. Julie
took her to many teas, which were
nothing but high-powered cocktail
parties. There was lots of bridge,
too, and poker and backgammon.
All the smart women spent hours
and hours each day over the back
And there were visits, even in the
afternoon, to that fascinating spot
in the East Eighties, where you
could take a whirl at roulette and
baccarat. Some of the smartest
women in New York went there.
Henry was always busy up to five
or six even till seven in the eve
ning... . i.v.
Virginia must show off her lovely
Paris clothes. Julie urged her to
do as the other young married
Women did, and lead, during Hen
ry's business hours, a definite life
of her own.
At first, the little Southern girl
was shocked at the manner in which
women crowed into the smart
speakeasies at the luncheon hours
cluttering up the bar, hailing the
men. ordering cocktails, and gen
erally making themselves notice
Most of them seemed perfectly
willing foi flirtation. Sometimes
Virginia wondered if they really
knew the men they talked to? But
Julie assured her it was fashionable
to drop in. Julie would borrow coins
from Virginia to drop into those
gambling slot-machines It was all
a new world to Virginia, amusing,
I disturbing, thrilling. But she did
wish Henry could accompany ner to
those places, and not just women!
That didn't seem right for a bride,
To her joy, one day Virginia re
ceived an eager letter from her
friend Chotty. Now that the pent
house was practically completed,
Chotty was keeping Virginia to her
promise to have her come North
for a visit 1
On the train, Chotty scraped ac
quaintance with a good-looking,
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well-dressed young man, Dario, to
whom she proudly boasted ox ner
own antecedents, and the mag
nificent penthouse on Park Avenue
where she was going to visit. She
credited Henry Van Tyle with mil
lions. Dario listened with politest
attention. He had slumberous eyes,
but they missed little. His thicK
hair was oiled and sleeked back
from hi forehead so that his head
resembled a boot button. His hands
were long and predatory-looking.
His face was well featured, but
crafty and sallow.
Inexperienced Chatty thought he
was perfectly grand. He paid for
her dinner on the train, and next
day they breakfasted and lunched
together. He slippd away before
Virginia fround her friend at the
Pennsylvania Station, on arrival.
But Chotty had naively given Dario
her address and telephone number,
and urged him to call her up.
"I'm dvinir to see the swiftest
spots in town! Let's be on our way,
Virginia," begged Chotty enthus
astically, after she had raved over
the view and everything sufficiently.
Virginia hesitated. "You mustn't
gamble, darling-at least nothing
high if I take you up to 13." She
told Chotty of the fascinating gam
bling house in the Eaist Eighties
which all the crowd frequented. It
was very smart there.
"Where's Henry T Can we go
there without a man?" Chotty was
Was it her fancy, or did a cloud
flit over Virginia's fair face ? But
no! Virginia answered quickly,
smilingly. "Of course we can go
alone. I know the proprietor well.
111 give Henry a ring later, no s
The limousine took them were.
Chotty was quite awed at the mag
nificence of the house. It had be
longed to a family whose name was
historic in New York indeed, all
over the United States.
Uti the thickly carpeted stairs
went the two girls in their flutter
ing summer dresses. Julie Trevor
was Sitting at a small table with a
mn in the first room to the left.
She jumped up and greeted Virginia
"This is Chottv you know, the
girl I've spoken so much about,"
Baid Virginia, introducing them.
"She's just come to town. She
wants to see everything. She's all
blown up like a balloon and I can
hardly keep her down !" Virginia
Julie accorded an equally effusive
greeting to Chotty. She turned to
the good-looking man at her table,
whose name was Cutting, and pre
sented him to Chotty. "He's a grand
rii v " ahe whisDered archly to the
ni vp newcomer, thrusting Chotty
ir,t her nlace. She led Virginia over
to a small group in the center of
the room, consisting oi two smartly-attired
women and a gigolo.
Immediately. Virginia was asked
to go upstair and join them m bac
carat. Seeing cnouy nining imji
pily with Mr. Cutting, she con
Wenrv Van Tvle. his face clearly
fcnwinir the strain he had been
under there past few weeks since
his return to town, was laaing
to his business associate, George
Loomis, in his office. .
"I know we're in a ugm piace,
hut well have to face the
facts. The whole crowd is gather
ing tonight. Something drastic has
In this immediate community.
three concerns distribute electric
power, which is quite an unusual
set up, since all the power cornel
from one source the large hydro
electric plant of the Carolina row
er and Light Company at Wa-
Hazelwood and Lake Junaluska
are served by the Carolina Power
and T.ie-ht Com Dan v. with offices at
Hazelwood, while the town of Way
nesville buys and redistributes pow
er from the same firm. The town
of Wayrtesville owns their own
lines and onerate the office in con
nection with the town hall and
In the nearby rural areas, the
Cruso Corporation, which is a REA
set-up, serves over 500 homes in
Havwood. and have nlans under-
way for expansion into nearby
With an ample supply of elec
trie nower rieht here in our "back
vard " the industrial world is at
' tracted to the advantages offered
in this respect, and of course this
makes a good community in which
Martin Electric Co
It Is A Business With VNot A SidelM
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to be done; Well have to thrash
out our side of it"
At that moment the telephone
rang. Henry's face lifted a little as
he heard the voice of his young
wife on the line. It clouded a trifle,
when he heard where she
was. That gambling spot; She had
Chotty with her too. Of course sne
could take care of herself and
"No. I can't ioin you. darling
Oh, I know, but I've been up to my
ears in work. Things are in a ter
rible shape. The deal won't go
through unless we work a mir
Virginia gave a rueful sigh. He
continued, a touch of irritability
into his voice because of I
the strain he was under: "Yes, dear,
I must work tonight. It can't be
Mft... .Till in hnA miietlv followed
Virginia into the ladies' room, and
had overheard this conversation.
Virginia, her back to the door, had
not seen Julie enter, and now de
clared: "All right, Henry, of course
if you can't get away, you can't
and that's all there is to it! Good
bye, Henry" and hung up.
j At this moment she spied Julie
about to retreat. Disappointment
clearly on her face, she said: "Don't
go Julie. It's all right, I'm through
telephoning. Henry's all tied up in
business," Then she added, petu-
lently: "It seems I never see mm
Clever Julie immediately took
her chance to implant suspicion in
Virginia's mind. She remarked,
with a shrug: "Poor Henry! If it
were any other husband, I'd think
it the usual gag giving business
reasons for something quite dif
ferent!" - - a .
"What do you meant" A flash
came in Virginia's lovely eyes. She
stared at Julie. .
Mm Virginia, that cant be
true of Henry," soothed Julie. "He
isn't like the other men of tne set,
AarKrur He'a different."
While Virginia outwardly ac
cepted this, a doubt nngnrea.
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