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"The Mandarin House
Scrambling to hia feet, Hugh
North reached the hall just in time
to Bave the report of a heavy re
volver buffet him in the face. He
paused, semi-dazed in that narrow
hallway the shot had been deafen
ing as the discharge of a fieldpiece.
"Get 'em!'' he panted. Chao Ku
was poised in the doorway of 1305
with a ponderous old-fashioned re
volver raised, from under the big
front Bight of which a wisp of gray
smoke curled upwards. Even at this
moment the little Chinese's round
face was devoid of expression.
"Tajen! Tajen! You hurt?"
"Never mind me! Get those
"One have got. Major Kilgour,
soldier man pursue other."
His nostrils stung by the bitter
reek of burnt powder, North
plunged down the hall towards a
figure lying slumped in an odd
sitting posture against the corri
dor's neat gray wall. The fellow was
moaning while feebly clawing at
the bosom of a shirt already soggy
with arterial blood and his close
clipped head swayed in small, des
perate circles. He raised dazed
eyes when North bent over him.
"Why did you "
But Marya Gallian's hysteric
screams began to 'make the corridor
"Shut her up!" North rasped.
"Who are you?"
"Johann Metzger .Ich ich
"Why did you come here ?" North
was speaking fluent German, but
the dying man only stared stupidly
at his own encrimsoned fingers.
"Your friend knew Marya Gal
lian?" Faint as the whisper of a duck's
wing in an autumn sky came the
words," Jas. Daisy as betrayed"
By VAN WYCK MASON
Then a strong hemorrhage ex
tinguished the last spark of vitality.
Footsteps pattered and North
glimpsed Marya Gallian speeding
towards the stairs. Chao Ku, how.
ever, was after her with a speed
amazing in so round and short
legged a man and caught her just
as half dressed guests commenced
to peer timidly out of their door
ways. . : ' '
"What's happened?" "Oh Lord,
look! Fred, that man's hurt!" "No,
he's dead! How awful!" "Help!
North leaped to the telephone in
room 1305. ..
A voice, absurdly normal in this
crowded moment, said "Yes, sir?"
"There's been a murder on the
thirteenth floor. Block all en
trances! Allow no one to leave."
North hoped he had moved in
time and bitterly he lamented the
precious seconds necessarily lost
over Johann Metzger.
Twenty minutes later North
learned the unpleasant fact that the
man called Kurt had successfuly
eluded Kilgour and Spurr. Though
The Mandarin House was thorough
ly searched, not a trace of him could
Another disappointing feature
was that the body of Johann Metz
ger yielded no evidence of the least
significance. Apparently effective
precautions had been taken against
Just who and what had Marya
Gallian betrayed? The question be
gan to gnaw at North s subcon
scious mind like an imprisoned rat.
To make things even more difficult
her manner, nay her very person
ality, had undergone a complete
transformation. Vanished was the
sprightly, well bred young woman
of the Cerele Sportif, leaving in her
stead a sullen, hard-eyed creature
who only shivered and shook her
head when addressed. Obviously
she had been terrified by the turn of
In a private office at the Central
Police Station, North poured the
distraught young woman a stiff tot
of cognac and waited patiently until
at least a measure of her ghastly
pallor had disappeared; only then
did he approach his objective by ad
vancing on a tangent.
"Why did you tell me you'd never
been in China before?"
"Miss Gallian, that's absurd and
you know it."
"Well then, what if I have?"
"You were then known under an
Now Sold By
DAVID UNDERWOOD, Owner
In a pathetic attempt at casual
ness the wan creature dabbed aside
a stray curl "I hope you didn't pay
any attention to what that dreadful
man in the green uniform said "
"You haven't answered my ques
"I never had reason to change
my name." '"..
"Why did you return to China
with Luther Adams?"
"As I told you, my nance has bus
"Then Adams and King are the
Marya Galium shrugged. "Why
"It's a peculiar sort of business
which requires a man to change his
"I don't know anything about his
"Did you recognize either of the
men who waylaid me?"
"No. How could I?" Her reply
was too emphatic to be credited.
"What about Dave Spurr?"
Into her eyes crept a look so
puzzled that North made a mental
note of it. "I met him in Hong Kong
once. He's a low sort they say hell
fight for anybody, do anything if
you pay him enough. I can't under
stand his being at the Mandarin.
I'm certain Luther didn't invite him
"Sure you didn't communicate
North debated mentioning the
cables between Adams and Wang's
artillery officer, but thought better
of it. So Adams had been under
taking negotiations behind his
fiancee's back? Well, well!"
"How about another Cognac?
No? A cigarette, then"
"Thank you. Mein Got, what a
In flawless German, North sud
denly returned to the attack.
"You recognized Johann Metz
"Ja ich no, no. I don't know
him. I've already said I didn't,"
"Now that's odd. Miss Gallian,
because Metzger knew you very
well. He also said something not
exactly complimentary." Suddenly
inspired, North launched a chance
shaft. "He told me that you had
betrayed him and Kurt."
Her newly returned color reced
ing, Marya Gallian clutched the
chair arms with such force as to
whiten her knuckle bones.
"That's a lie!" she gasped. "I
I never did anything of the sort."
"But you were badly frightened
At the Depot
WAYNES VILLE MOUNTAINEER
A Kennedy in the Air
Joseph P. Kennedy, Jr aon of tba
former ambassador to Great Brit
ain, is shown at the Squantum,
lfau Naval Air Station when to
enlisted In the U. S. Air Fore. Ha?
was quickly inducted into service fat
duration of the national emergenej.'
when you saw Metzger."
"You imagine it,"
"Oh nonsense! Come now. Who
is this Kurt and what is he to you?"
Stubborn lines dominated the
haggard but still handsome fea
tures of the young woman in green.
"I tell you, I don't know!"
Smothering his exasperation,
North tried another tack. "In that
case, you won't object to helping
me find him?"
"What do you mean?"
"In tomorrow's Daily News I'll
run a personal in your name, asking
Kurt for a rendezvous. All you
have to do is to appear and I'll "
"No! I will not do it." '
North did not raise his voice but
its quality made her shiver when he
said. "I think you will, Miss Gal
lian."'.. "How dare you order me about!"
Was there a trace of desperation
now added to her face? "I'm leaving
at once." She actually got up, gath
ering her evening cape about her.
"Sorry, but you're staying here
as a material witness."
Her face crumpled momentarily.
"You can only keep me a few
hours on such a charge I'll leave
Shanghai in the morning.
Captain North's good nature re
mained unruffled and he even
twisted his black bow tie into a
straighter position as he drawled,
"I sincerely hope you will, Miss
Gallian; then I can have you ar
"Arrest me? For what?" Her
tone was shrill. "You can't arrest
me. I've done nothing."
"You labor under a delusion, my
dear young lady. Long before you
are ready to leave the International
Settlement I will present the police
with a Federal warrant for your ar
rest In case you've forgotten the
fact, may ! remind you that such a
warrant can be served any place
outside of the International Settle
"A warrant? Why why, you're
"Possibly. But nevertheless there
are penalties for criminal espionage
even in an easy-going country like
the United States. Don't you think
you'd do better to stay in Shanghai
and lend me your valuable assist
ance? I want to find that sports
man with the flashlight."
"Very well, then, I will stay.
But," she added vindictively, "I re-
NOTICE OF SALE
Sara S. Sloan and James
Under and bv virtue of tha now.
er of sale contained in a judgment
of the Superior Oourt in the above
entitled action, the Undersigned
Commissioner of the Court, Will
on the 18th day of August, 1941,
at the Court House Door in the
Town of Waynesville, Haywood
County, N. C at 11 o'clock A. M.
off ere for sale at public out cry to
the highest bidder for cash the
following described land, bin? and
being in Haywood County, North
Carolina, and being on Mam Street
in the Town of WavnesviUe. ad.
joining the Store buildinr of M
Theo. McCracken and bounded as
follows: Beginning at a fcoint in
the lEasterlv Marrin of Main Street.
which point is the Southwesterly
corner of the building now occu
pied by McCracken Clothinir Co
mpany and runs with the line of
the wall of said building South 69
East 110 feet to a state in Chester
Walker's line: thence with Walker's
line South 21 West 33 feet to an
iron stake, Walker's corner; thence
North 68 W. 110.2 feet to the mar.
gin of Main Street; thence with the
margin of said Main Street 31 feet
to the beginning. Containing 3520
square feet. And beinr tha lame
land that Gurney P. Hood Commis
sioner of Banks sold to Haywood
County and Sara S. Sloan and
James Andrew Sloan as recorded in
Book 90, page 169, record of deeds
lor Haywood County, N. C.
This the 16th day of July, 194L
GROVER C DAVIS.
'lriA. T, TOwtlr
Types Of Paper Forecast By the 0PM
WASHINGTON A shortage in
book, writing and some other types
of paper was forecast by officials
of the Office -of Production Man
agement who said also that readers
may find before many months that
their magazines and books have a
Curtailment of supplies 01 cnio
rine, used as a bleaching agent will
remit In less "briehtening" in some
kinds of paper, they explained.
Chlorine deliveries to manuiac-
fuse to help you."
"Indeed? Then remember that if
will not to to Kurt, it is always
possible to bring Kurt to you. And
sine f don't think you'd enjoy
meeting him, IH give you some time
to reconsider my request.
An expression of terror was sua
on her features when he bowed and
with a pleasant, "Auf Wiedersehen,
Gnadige Fraulein, ' leit ner aione
(To be Continued)
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10 per cent by voluntary agree
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any mandatory restrictions, but its
technicians are working with in
dustry representatives now in
plans to conserve more chlorine.
Newspapers would be little af
fected, because not much chlorine
is used in newsprint.
The paper shortage, likewise will
not affect newspapers, defense of
ficials said, because Canadian news
print production has ,not equaled
capacity and is being increased.
The shortage in other types of
pulp, they said is due largely to
greatly increased demand.
Consumption (luring 1940 reach
ed a peak of 16,300,000 tons and
forecasts for 1941 place demand
at 18,500,000 tons. In addition, im
ports from Norway have been cut
off. '. ' ':
There is an 'acute shortage" of
waste paper, it was said. About
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