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. AUGUST 6, 1942
THE VfAYNESVILLE MOUNTAINEER
THE fORGOTON FLEET MYSTERY'
py van wycK. Mason
'voice, "you may
like this and
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la vu the girl
him "HI tell you noth
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fv n it somewhere. Men gel
K.n i. for anything
fBkTy" SeeT"' Now,
. ... .miner to come across
K!ou,r,fc. :. oil .Smit-jir
to the devil," suc-
replied Geneva Benet.
.iman in the umiorm cu-t
ZA his peaked cap aside and
Lked the high, green tnmraed
fWve got a funny way of look
things," he observed, "when
ffleti have een muiucicu w-
tA I ve just misseu, iiv's
,lu ' ' -.1 ..Ml 1L.
tori N'1W' llner jwu
agly-or 1 m going -
.lui'pt" the irirl
on wuumn i " ;
4 at him as she stood ouumea
Bst the white panelling.
ijon't bet on it. I m not fussy
i do when my nme s in uaa-
(or no good reason. Are you
to talk: v
i1" The worn oursi, liuin iiei
as propelled by an explosive. .
le could not but aamire ner
rage, and she certainly maae a
.ngely appealing figure as she
there with eyes ablaze and
J thin nostrils opening and shut
f sharply. But still the sound
ithat silencered ouiiet was snarp
!ike a fox upon a rabbit, the lean
oldier was upon her and his
ers were exerting an agonizing
ssure upon her left arm. she
,yed weakly and he promptly re-
Oh-h you devil she choked
U dabbed at overflowing eyes.
M-that's enough. You're brute
lugh for anything."'
So you've got some sense after
1 Colby grunted and resumed
eat. "Now lets get the low-
Making an obvious effort to pull
htraelf together, Geneva Benet
sank onto a green upholstered
settee opposite the scarred ex
soldier, produced a package of ci
garettes and with trembling fingers
"The whole story is in that
drawer." She nodded to the cap
tain's desk. ' Second from the top."
She pulled the brown felt hat off,
but all the while narrowly watched
her persecutor as he removed from
thp draw r nothing mure stnrtlino
than an old fashioned book design
ed to contain clippings.
Seating himself so that ha wax at
once able to watch both this enig
matic young woman in th worn
.tweeds and the door, Colby opened
the book. On the first page a
screaming black headline jumped
out at him from a yellowed clip
ROBBED AT NEWPORT
'"German Baron, Guest of Corliss
Benet, Proves Impostor and Thief.
$250,000 to $300,000 Worth of Jew
elry Reported Missing. Valet Sus
pected as Accomplice,"
Brows merged in a rather sur
prised furrow, Colby skimmed
through a description of the case,
of how the bogus Baron von Ehren
briet, and his accomplice called
Krau, by frequently changing their
names succeeded in dropping from
sight for a time.
On other pages time dimmed pho
toirraphs of K. Corliss Benet. at
"Chateaudun," his Newport estate.
oi an aristocratic looking woman
regarding twin babies in a summer
perambulator, and of a hie pvpH.
long legged girl at her side. These,
so the article stated, were Mrs. K.
Corliss Benet and Miss Geneva
-While the wind rose and com
menced to sigh softlv about the
bare frame of the old liner's bridge,
Colby scanjned further articles
which described how Inspector
Daniel Connolly of the Burns Bu
reau had been paid to take up the
trail once the Metropolitan police
had admitted their failure.
The girl smoked in silence, her
gray eyes riveted as in specu
lation on that hard bitten figure
across the cabin.
"Very interesting," Colby re
maked. "And as our time'n short..
Suppose'' you tell me the rest of it.
Hi f VU m
Why did you and Connolly come
down to this forsaken hole V
With great deliberation Geneva
Benet ground her cigarette but
in a handsome bronze ash tray.
"Probably for the same reason you
Colby frowned. "Never mind
"Well, Connolly got on Von Eh
renbelt's trail, but he couldn't catch
up. Just too late he learned that
Kranus and herenbreit had sailed
for Europe, presumably taking my
mother's jewels with them. It was
one of the big disappointments of
Connolly's life, Connolly tried to
extradite them, of course, but the
German police wanted them on
other charges, They were arrested
as soon as their ship reached Ger
man territorial waters, but "
The ex-soldier's head Inclined
shortly, "But the police found no
jewels on them. Was that it?"
"Yes, Connolly was absolutely
certain that they had embarked
with them, so he argu d that my
mother's jewelry is still somewhere
on the Kronprincessin Cecelie."
"I see. But just why do you have
to go through all this melodramat
ic discomfort on these ships?"
"Needs must, she said and a
shadow crossed the girl's face,
"Connolly was down and out and so
was I almost. He took to drink
just before we got in the war,
bungled a spectacular case and was
fired. He pulled himself together
and tried to come back, but it was
too late, nobody would hire him."
Geneva Benet sighed. "So Connolly
who had been one of the smartest
detectives in the country, began
taking odd jobs as a night watch
man." "Yes, but that doesn't explain
Her eyes wandered to a mural
depicting a Phoenician gallery in
"Oh, you've heard the story a
great many times, My father was
wiped out in the Crash. About six
months later he fell," she looked at
him squarely in the eyes as she said
it, "from his office window. My
mother is an invalid and Polly and
Inez, the twins, aren't old enough
to work, even if they could find
Jobs, which they can't, I had just
lost the job I. had at a third rate
department store when I bumped
into Connolly in the subway one
day. I told him how desperate I
was. We we really were hun
Colby slouched 'deep in his chair
watched shadows deepen bn that
sensitive' face across the room.
"Connolly told rne he'd been having
a hard time of it, too, .He said he
had been looking all over for me."
Geneva Benet plucked another
cigarette from her badly crumpled
package and went on, her gaze now
fixed on a set of brass speaking
tubes beyond Colby's narrow dark
"Go on,': the latter invited with
not a trace of reaction visible on
his scarred features.
"To cut a long story short Con
nolly had always kept track of
these two thieveshoped to redeem
his reputation by recovering moth
er's jewels, you see. Well, he learn,
ed just before the war broke out
that Kraus and Ehrenbreit had
been sentenced to twenty years at
hard labor in a Berlin prison and
in Germany that means twenty
years. Connolly figured that they
would be due for release about
five months ago. He was sure
they'd hunt up the Kronprinzessin
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Cecelie to look for mother's jewels."
Geneva Benet paused to light her
cigarette. "In the old days the
loss meant nothing; but now two
hundred and fifty thousand dollars
Tou're telling me?" commented
Colby with a faint smile.
"Well, it seemed like the only
thing to do, so we looked and look
ed, but we had no luck." Desper
ation rang in Geneva Benet's tone.
(To be Continued)
Schedule of Home
Clubs Given For
Part of Month
The schedule of the home demon
stration clubs for the first two
weeks in August has been announc
ed by Miss Mary Margaret Smith,
The Beaverdam club met with
Mrs. Will Clark at 10:30 on Tues
day morning; the Allen's Creek
club held a meeting with Mrs. L.
u. Alien yesterday at 10:30 o clock.
' The Dellwood club will meet thin
morning at 11:00 o'clock with Mrs.
Prank Henry: the Jonathan OroeV
club will meet with Mrs. J. L.
Palmer, at 11:30 o'clock on Fri
day, August 7th; the Morning Star
club with Mrs. L. L. Smathers at
10:00 Tuesday morning. August
The Maple Grove club will meet
with Mrs. Sam Queen at fi-an
o'clock on Tuesday 11th; Francis
ove ciud with Mrs. Robert Mc
Cracken at 6:30 o'clock on Wed
nesday 12th ; Fines Creek club
with Mrs. C. S. Green at 10:00
J clock Thursday, Augfust 13th;
the Iron Duff club with Mrs. E.
W. White at 10:00 o'clock on Friday
Traveling in a small circla make
one dizzy and gets him nowhere.
Social Security Board
Here At Post Office, 13th
A representative of the Ashe
ville field office of the Social Se
curity board will be at the local
post office on Thursday the 13th, at
10:00 a. m.
All wage earners who have work
ed in a job covered by the Social
Security Act, since December 31,
1936, and have attained the age of
65, may be eligible to file claim.
whether they have an account
number or not. j
The great usually remain great
until they become aware of it.
Having qualified as Executrix
of the Estate of W. L. Hardin, Jr.,
deceased, late of Haywood County,
N. C, this is to notify all persons
having claims against said estate
to exhibit them to the undersigned
at Waynesvule, N. C on or be
fore the 30th day July, 1943, or
this notice will be pleaded in bar
thereof. All persons indebted to
said estate will please make im
This July 30th, 1942.
(Mrs.) LUCILLE L. HARDIN.
No. 1213 Aug. 6-13-20-27-Sept.
The Waynesville Art Gallery
w stock consists in part oi Gorgeous Diamond Jewelry Watches Sterling
Silver Antique English Silver Oriental Rugs Fine Linens and Laces Im
ported China and Porcelain Lamps Mirrors Clocks and hundreds of other
terns too numerous to mention.
Gifts to the
Away At All
Three Doors From Park Theatre
10:30 a. m.
8:30 p. m.
ttiis May Be Your Last Opportunity To Buy This Kind
cf Merchandise At Your Own Price. Take Advantage
Waynesville Art Gallery
Tg aO Old Friands and Patrons we extend a personal invitation to say "HELLO"
THE LAW REQUIRES THAT WE
ADVERTISE and SELL
All Property On Which 1941 Taxes Have Not Been Paid.
The Names Of All Delinquent Taxpayers Will Be Published
And Sold On 1st Monday In September
No Extension Of Time Will Be Given !!
Notice is also given that we will garnishee and levy on all
personal property on which taxes are due
Jo Eo FERGUSON,
TAX COLLECTOR AND TAX SUPERVISOR OF HAYWOOD COUNTY
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