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THE BEE: OMAHA, TUESDAY, JULY 8, 1919.
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Pi 0. DEPARTMENT
CONTRACTS F 0 R
Will Be Used Primarily for
Direction of Mail-Carrying
New York. July 7. The Postoffice
. department at Washington has con
tracted for the erection of three
high-power radio stations, the first
of a chain of wireless communicat
ing centers in various cities to be
used primarily for' the direction of
nail-carrying airplanes handicapped
Uy fog, it was announced here by
Emil J.-Simon, manufacturer of ra
iio apparatus for the War and Navy
Stations will be established r.at
Bcllefonte, Pa., and Cleveland, with
a third at some point on Long
Island or Newark, N. J. Appropri
ations for them already are avail
able. Others will be erected at
Washington and Chicago as soon as
:ongress provides funds.
Each station will be equipped with
steel towers 200 feet high and 300
feet apart and will have a range of
approximately 400 miles to mail air
planes and approximately 700 miles
between --stations, the difference in
range being due to the lesser send
ing ability of the airplanes' wireless
The station at Bellefonte will be
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completed about the middle of Oc
tober, while the.other two definitely
decided upon are expected to be
ready early in December.
Establishment of the radio sta
tions will enable the Postoffice de
partment to maintain communica
tion between cities having air post
delivery independent of telegraph
and telephone services in the advent
of a disruption.' of service by storms
or other causes.
JJeut. Clark A. Edgerton, former
ly of the army aviation service, in
charge of the air mail experimental
work at Washington, will direct the
activities of the radio stations.
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WOMAN IN BLACK
By EDMUND CLERIHEW BENTLEY
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1 Copyright, 1919. by tba Century company.
Marlowe's Trip to Southampton.
Two bed room dodrs faced him on
the other side of the passage. He
opened that which was immediately
opposite, and entered a bedroom by
no means austerely tidy. Some
sticks and fishing rods stood con
fusedly in one corner, a pile of books
in another? The housemaid's hand
had failed to give a look of order
to the jumble of heterogeneous ob
jects left on the dressing table and
the mantel shelf pipes, pen knives,
pencils, keys, golf balls, old letters,
photographs, small boxes, tins and
bottles. Two fine etchings and
some water color sketches hung on
the walls; leaning against the end
of the wardrobe, unhung, were a
few framed engravings. A row of
shoes and boots was ranged beneath
the window. Trent crossed the
room and studied them intently;
then he measured some of them with
his tape, whistling very softly. This
done, he sat on the' side of the bed,
and his eyes roamed gloomily about
The protographs on the mantel
shelf attracted him presently. He
rose and examined one representing
Marlowe and Manderson on horse
back. Two others were views of
famous (peaks in the Alps. There
was a faded print of three youths
one of them unmistakably his ac
quaintance of the haggard blue eyes
clothed in tatterdemalion sol
dier's gear of the ,16th century. An
other was a portrait of a majestic
old lady, slightly resembling Mar
lowe. Trent, ' mechanically taking
a cigarette irom an open dox
on the mantel shelf, lit it and stared
at the photographs. Next he turned
his attention to a flat leathern case
that lay by the cigarette box.
It opened easily. A small and
light revolver of beautiful workman
ship was disclosed with a score or
so of loose cartridges. On the
stock were engraved the initials
. A step was heard on the stairs,
and as Trent opened the breech
and peered into the barrel of the
weapon, Inspector Murch appeared
at the open door o the room. "I
was wondering" he began; then
stopped as he saw what the other
was about. His intelligent eyes
opened slightly. "Whose is the re
volver, Mr. Trent?" he asked in a
"Evidently it belongs to the oc
cupant of the foom, Mr. Marlowe,"
replied Trent with similar tightness,
pointing to the initials. "I found
this lying about 'on the mantel
piece. K seems a nanay uttie pisioi
to me, and it has been very care
fully cleaned, I should say, since the
last time it was used. But I know
little about firearms."
"Well. I know a good deal," re
joined the inspector quietly, taking
the revolver from Trent s out
stretched hand. "It's a bit of a spe
cialty with me, is firearms, as I
think you know, Mr. Trent. But it
don't require an expert to tell one
thing." He replaced the revolver in
:ts case on the mantel shell, toon
out one of the cartridges, and laid
it on the spacious palm of one
hand; then, taking a small object
from his waistcoat pocket, he laid it
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beside the cartridge. It was a little
leaden bullet, slightly battered
about the nose and having upon it
some bright new scratches. '
"Is that the one?" Trent mur
mured as he bent over the inspect
( "That's him," replied Mr. Murch.
"Lodged in the bone at the back
of the skull. Dr. Stock got it out
within the last hour,, and handed it
to the local officer,' who has just
sent it on to me. These bright
scratches you see, were made by the
doctor's instruments. These other
marks were made by the rifling of
the barrela barrel like this one."
He tapped the revolver. "Same
make, same caliber." I
With the pistol in its case between
them, Trent and the inspector
looked into each other's eyes for
some moments. Trent was the first
to speak. "This mystery is all
wrong." he observed. "It is insan
ity. The symptoms of mania are
very marked. Let us see how we
stand. We were not in any doubt,
I believe, about Manderson having
dispatched Marlowe in the car to
Southampton, or about Marlowe
having gone, returnine late last
night, many hours after the murder
"There is jio doubt whatever
about all that," said Mr. Murch,
with a slight emphasis on the verb.
"And now," pursued Trent, "we
are invited by this polished and in
sinuating firearm to believe the fol
lowing line of propositions: that
Marlowe never went to Southamp
ton; that he'returned to the house
in the night; that he somehow,
without waking Mrs. Manderson or
anybody else, got Manderson to get
tip, dress himself and go out into
the grounds; that he then and there
shot the said Manderson with his in
criminating pistol; that he carefully
cleaned the said pistol, returned
to the house and, again withouKdis
turbing any one. replaced it in its
case in a favoraMe position to be
found by the officers of the law;
that he then withdrew and spent the
rest of the day in hiding with a
large motor car; and that he turned
up. feigning ignorance of the whole
affair, at what time was it?"
"A little after 9 p. m." The in
spector still stared moodily at Trent.
"As you say, Mr. Trent, that is the
first theory suggested by this find,
and it seems wild enough at least
it would do, if it didn't fall to pieces
at the very start. When the murder
was done Marlowe must have been
50 to 100 miles away. He did go
"How do you know?"
"I questioned him last night, and
took down his story. He arrived in
My Heart and My Husband
ADELE GARRISON'S New Phase of
"Revelations of a Wife"
Happened to Give
"the Last Word."
I .regret spoiling your,- meital
image of a- school teacher, Mr.
Drake, but as I earned my living in
that profession for many years I
think I can claim to be a fairly rep
resentative member of it."
I flatter myself 'that I was the
outward embodiment of casuaLl
calmness as I leaned back in Lil
lian's armchair with my face as far
away from Allen Drake's as I could
But I was seething with inward
resentment. This man Whose men
tality and abilitjrcompelled my re
luctant admiration was treating me
in exactly the same manner he
would a simpering schoolgirl. I
wondered whether he was doing it
because it was his way of talking
to all women,- or whether he
shrewdly guessed that such treat
ment was the surest .method Of
arousing my resentment, and hoped
that he might be lazily amused by
a display of temper on my part.
His womanish lashes shadowed
his eyes again as I spoke, and he
looked out through them at me in
provoking indolent appraisement.
"I really must differ with you,"
he drawled at last. "You could not
be a fairly representative member
of that profession, judging from the
average pulchritude of the species."
I was determined not to betray
any resentment at , his banalities.
There was but one other tourse
open to me. I seized it with an in
ward sneer at myself.
"I am .sorry not to measure up to
the standard," I said, demurely
dropping my eyes.
Mr. Drake leaned back in his
chair and grinned sardonically.
"Now you're fishing," he said
didactically, "and I'm not going
even to nibble.
I leaned back in my own chair
and put my finger-tips together ju
dicially. "Will you promise to answer a
question truthfully?" I asked, with
my most deferential manner.
Helooked at me sharply, but my
face showed onlv eager interest.
"About my work?" .
"No."-: ' '
"Personal?" I fancied there was,
Southampton about 6:30 on the
"Come off!" exclaimed Trent bit
terly. s"What do I care about his
story? What do you care about his
story? I want to know how you
know he went to Southampton
Mr. Murch chuckled. "I thought
I should take a rise out of you, Mr.
Trent," he said. "Well, there's no
harm in telling you. After I ar
rived yesterday evening, as soon as
I had got the outlines of the story
from Mrs. Manderson and the serv
ants, the first thing I did was to go
to the telegraph office and wire to
cur people in Southampton. Mander
son had told his wife when he went
to bed that he had changed his
mind, and sent Marlowe to South
ampton to get some important in
formation flfcrti someone who was
crossing by the next day's boat. It
seemed right enough; but you see
Marlowe was, the only one of the
household who wasn't under my
hand, so to speak; he didn't return
in the car until later in the evening;
so before thinking the matter out
any further, I wired to Southampton
making certain inquiries. Early this
morning I got this reply." He
handed a series oftelegraphvslips to
Trent, who read:
Person answering description In motor
answering description arrived Bedford ho
tel here 6:30 this morning gave name
Marlowe' left car hotel garageftold attend
ant car belonged Manderson had bath
and breakfast went out heard of later
at docks Inquiring for passenger name
Harris on Havre boat inquired repeatedly
until boat left at noon next heard of at
hotel where he lunched about 1:15 left
soon afterwards In car company's agents
Inform berth was booked name Harrlj last
week but Harris did not travel by boat.
"Simple and satisfactory," ob
served Mr. Murch as Trent, after
twice reading the message, returned
it to him. "His own story corrob
orated in every particular. He told
me he hung about the dock for half
an hour or so on the chance of
Harris turning up late, then strolled
back, lunched and decided to return
at once. He sent a wire to Man
derson: 'Harris not turned up;
missed" boat; returning; Marlow,'
,which was duly delivered here in
the afternoon, and placed among
the dead man's letters. He motored
back at a good rate, and arrived
dog-tired. When he heard of San
derson's death from Martin, he
nearly fainted. What with that and
the being without sleep for so long,
he was rather a wreck when I came
to interview him l5st night; but he
was perfectly coherent.
Trent picked up the revolver and
twirled the cylinder idly for a few
moments. "It was unluckyfor Man
derson that Marlowe left his pistol
and cartridges about so carelessly,"
he remarked at length, as he put it
back in the case. "It was throwing
temptation in somebody's waydon't
Mr. Murch shook his. head.
"There isn't really much to lay hold
ot about the revolver, when you
come to think, lhat particular
make of revolver is common enough
in England. It was introduced from.
the istates. Half the people who
a hint of gratified vanity in his
"Decidedly." I raised my eyes to
his, tried to put into them eager
curiosity and interest.
"All right. I promise. Go ahead."
The hint was an accomplished fact
now, infusing eyes and voice.
"Does an exaggerated ego hurt
one physically, or does one get used
to it after years of use?"
For a fleeting delicious instant I
had the malicious satisfaction of
realizing that I had pierced his ar
mor. For just that fraction of time
his indolent, self-satisfied mask
slipped, and I saw a glint of un
mistakable angry chagrin in his
But the next moment he hadlfiade
use of his eyelashes again, and I
knew that behind his half-closed lids
he was debating the most effective
manner of putting me in my place,
according to his schedule for prop
erly subdued femininity.
Lillian's cheery voice sounded be
hind us, and my spirit bounded with
relief, in which, I am afraid, there
was also gleeful malice. I had had
the last word, for the present, at
least, and I was well content to
suspend hostilities, with the sus
picion,, almost a certainty, that Mr.
Drake's emotions upon hearing Lil
lian's voice were directly opposed
But as he sprang to his feet and
advanced to greet her, one would
have deduced from his manner that
her advent upon the scene was the
one thing needful to complete his
"At last," he said, with an intona
tion that welcomed her and at the
same time insinuated that the period
of waiting for her had been a tedious
one. "Mrs. Graham and I were just
about to start in search of you. I
suggested the cellar, my mind nat
urally turning to melodrama, and I
was quite sure you had been mur
dered, but Mrs. Graham insisted that
we would better try the kitchen
closet. She said Betty probably had
locked you up for not obeying her."
"There's more truth than poetry
in that solution," Lillian remarked
carelessly. "Truly, I'm awfully sorry
to be so late, and I must ask you
now to hurry. We've urgent busi
ness on hand tonight,1 you know,"
buy a revolver today for self-defense
or misehief provide themselves
with that make, of that caliber. It
is very reliable, and easily carried
in the hip-pocket. .There must be
thousands of them. For instance,"
continued the inspector with an air
of unconcern, "Manderson himself
had one, the double of this. I found
it in one of the top drawers of the
desk downstairs, and it's in my over
coat pocket now."
Aha! so you were going to keep
that little detail to yourself."
"I was," said the inspector, "but
as you've found one revolver, you
may as well know -about the other.
as i say, neitner ot tnem do us
any good. The people in the
Both men . started, and the in
spector checked his speech abruptly,
as the halt-closed door of the bed
room was slowly pushed open, and
a man stood in. the doorway. His
eyes turned from the pistol in' its
open case to the faces of Trent and
the inspector. They, who had not
heard a sound to herald this en
trance, simultaneously looked at his
long, narrow feet. He wore rubber
soled tennis shoes.
"You must be Mr. Bunner," said
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Cup for Balloon Contest
A silver loving cup, donated for
the Fort Omaha halloen carnival to
be held next Sunday was do
nated by E. B. Brown & Co., jew
elers, for the pilot of a balloon who
establishes a record for distance and
height. One of the balloons, with
35,000 feet capacity, will be piloted
by Col. J. W. S. Wuest, and an
other by Maj. N. J. O'Brien and
Chief Instructor of the United
States Air Service Leo' Stevens.
Two wealthy young Fort Omaha
officers, a captain and a lieutenant,
have made a bet of $300 each that
they will outdistance each other in
their flight Sunday. The money has j
been posted with Mr. Stevens.
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Brewers Want Freight
Rates on Beer Kegs
And Other Containers
The Brewers' association, with
headquarters in Chicago, has applied
to the Omaha district freight rate
committee for rates on beer kegs
artd other containers, the same to
be returned empty to points of ship
ment. Prior to the time when the
country went dry, these kegs and
containers were sent out, filled with
brewery products. Now the brewers
want their empties.
In the same application the brew-
ers of the country have applied for
rates on the shipment of nonalco
holic products. Ihey have notihed,
or at least a number of them have in
formed the railroad administration
that they are to engage in the man
ufacture of beverages that will not
contain a kick.
Files Answer h Damage Suit
And Makes Counter Claims
The Nebraska Shoe and Clothing
house, South Side, filed an answer
in district court yesterday to tfce suit
of the Nebraska Clothing company of
Omaha which is seeking an injunc
tion to prevent the first-named firm
from using the word "Nebraska"
ar.d also asking $ip,000 damages.
The South Side concern ' states
that it has used the firm name for
23 years and that therefore it, can
not be enjoined from using it. Also
it alleges that "Nebraska," being the
name of a state, no business firm
can appropriate it for exclusive use.
In a cross-petition the South Side
firm asks $10,000 damages for al
leged harm to its business through
the alleged employment of detec
tives by the Nebraska Clofhing
company to "spy upon it."
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WHEAT CROP IS
100 PER GENT
Declares Reports of Wheat
Crop Damaged by Rust Are
Untrue; Harvest Well
There is nothing to the report
that the Nebraska wheat crop has
been damaged by rost. This is the
information given out by the Bur
lington's agricultural department
that makes a specialty of dealing
with grain conditions in the terri
tory west of the Missouri river.
In its crop report compiled from
data up to last Saturday, the Bur
lington experts, in discussing the
wheat conditions say that all
through Nebraska the wheat harvest
is well along, adding, "There is no
doubt at all but that the crop has
reached maturity in condition to
sustain the highest estimates that
have been made. We doubt if there
has been a year in the last ten,
when so little damage has occurred
by reason of rust, storms, or from
other causes as this year."
Final estimates on the Nebraska
rwheat crop, figured on 100 per cent
as the basis and taking the ten-year
average into consideration, by divi
sions are: Omaha, 96; Lincoln98;
Wymore, 103; McCook, 110 per cent.
The estimate of about 83,000.000
bushels still holds good. '
Corn is reported to be making
rapid progress and conditions for a
bumper crop are said to be most
favorable. During the warm weather
of the last week the -cereal has
made such a wonderful growth that
it is said to have fully reached the
normal stage for this season of the
year. Cultivation, generally has
been finished and the condition on
the basis of 100 per cent for per
fect, by divisions, follows: Omaha,
91; Lincolno96; Wymore and Mc
Cook, 100 per cent.
Harvesting of oats, rye and barley
is well under way and the yield is
expected to be fully up to the nor
mal, if not better,
Pastures continue in excellent
condition and all through the ha
section of the state a large tonnage
of fodder is being obtained.
MrsyMary Troy Dies
Mrs. Mary TroyT56 years old. died
Sunday morning at her home, 610
south Thirtieth street. She is sur
vived by one son, Thomas, with the
army in France; one daughter, Mad-
aline. of Omaha, and two sisters and
four brothers. Funeral services will
be held at the residence Tuesday
momma: at 8:30 and the St. Peter's
church at 9 o'clock. 'Burial will be in
the Holy Sepulcher cemetery.
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