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THI EVENING WORLD, SATURDAY, FIBIUAIT C, 1916.
THE RED CIRCLE
4 Mystery By Albert Payson Terhune
Romance The Newest patHE Picture, Now Being Presented at
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.'The Red Circle," repeated Borden dully,
fit is still there, on my hand, always
there. And it has marked one member
in every generation of my family. The
person marked by it has always been a
criminal. The 'Decoration of the Gurso
of Heaven,' I have heard it called I" t :
NovtllMd From th Paths Photo Play
(Qmrlfht. IMS, It ABxK Vtftna Trtmix.
tirsoreiri of rnxcEUiNti cii.umtn,
Xim Bri, muin crook. U tn.rlial "lib u tm j1m ml cirri, im th. Wk nt ! k!i Laa-I.
bfc Hl GLrd. i tcrUT on tin buxt of m fflrrutmr iif e-fT fmm.ten In. U llorf funltr
3S'idiE th Rl OK bM bra, am on tin
Jun". dnn.i on
i'an ka :wfi'i ktlm (rum ruin.
5tru nf th. rud, Cljrl mjtTj .ml ( r-
i n.I rwnrni
to a bill at hwtioii. to mi1 rurt.-
pt mm of OT tmim.. umij
II !" with tlirw roUormra to ?ni
' taUm-lN. floor dona.
"I'cacc at Any Price."
DCll by Inch the door be ran to irtve. Undor Ow amrvriWr.g bVowa of
the two nwn tho cap Tridcned. A jftffffod rnt apponrl ootobb iito
maUott of Uio panel. One more misMy creh of the Improvised.
bUcrliis-rLm and tho bcnoh-nd burst la.
Thero rraa a holo In Uio eecret door bis onoush for a slender man to
KlcKlo throucn. Iimar dived head flnrt. Into tho breach, closely followed
Wb companion. . .
Into tho lnnr room they iJunsod and across It, puided by tho notao of
Tho low door leading; to the yard was ajar. Torouich tho doorway hur
rtad launax, bendlns doublo to clear ltd top. Across tho yard ho raced ond
cut f tho gat Into tho nlley. arrlvlnir Just as tho two policemen wcro put
tlac tSio flnlsflilns toyches upon Uio nubJuKtion of Mr. Thomas Dunn.
A crack on the head had momentarily dazed that Industrious yountr
batUor. and beforo his cJparctte-todden brain could cJear from tho Impact
ona of th policemen had imupped a pair of handcuffs around tho prisoners
"Now, thenl" eald lAtnar, briskly, "whem'u j-our boss?"
"Huh 7" frrunted TJunn,
"I aav. where's your boss? Whero i
tUm Eagan? Whero Is ho lildlng7
Tom looked dully bewildered.
"Speak up, you!" ordered one of
tb policemen, giving tho lucklc.a
inh ,i ahakn so vehement lis to sot
i. his yellowed teth a chatter and to has hold a good many thousand dol
knock his cap flying from his bead. lars' worth of gems, or I miss my
"Tea, speak up, you I" echoed the
other policeman, picking up tho cap,
jam mine It down on Dunn's head
ugaln and then proceeding to nhako
him until It bounced off onco more.
"Wottcher talkln' about?" bleutrd
Dunn; "lemrao be, can't you? 1 ain't
1on nothln'. Can't a feller como
twvironhln out af his own back yard
wHhout jrettln' beat up by the bulls?
"Where's Sam llooan?" ropoatod
"I don't know no Sam Kagan,"
growl ad Dunn.
J'Wd ho get past whllo., you wets
catching this chap?" Lamar nskod
"Not him!" returned one of tho of.
fleers. "And not any ine Wo didn't
move two feet from that gate. If
ny oned tried to snoaK out or
.HmK. AYAf ....... I
Aim. I had my eye open for Sam as
'noon's I founri thli em wasn't him "
noons i rouna wis guy wasnt him.
I txo Trap It sprung.
"Where Is he?" Max demanded once
more of the dishevelled prisoner.
"Where's who?" mumbled Dunn.
"Speak up civil!" udmonlrihed ono
Sbllceman, giving tho captive a
roath-expelllng dig over tho heart.
"And speak up quick!" added tha
other efflcor, with a slmtlui- dig on
tho opposite side.
"Whero'a Eagan?" askod Max.
"I don't loiow no Kagan, I keep toll-
k Max 'Larnni knw nm f
& 5i Cfi tfcuJ? Jhs
V ifL1 thlVort 'ln-
in- you,- waiiea tno battered youth
S?SfTo r JZJSlT aKL.ih.Vl ? . r
with no results. Mcanwhllo precious
tin waa passing.
"One of you take him to Ucadquar
tbrs." he ordered. 'Tho chief will find
a. nny to moke him talk. You two
others go through Uio building, cellar
to roof. I'm going buck for another
look around the whop. It'll be worth
while. If 1 can find what I want"
"Find what you want?" snarllngly
mimicked Tom Dunn. "When did a
fly deuctlve ever tlnd anything?"
That'll do for you!" roared one of
IMa -captors, shaking him to gasping
Tm sorry to see you boys so rough
with that wvet young reform school
alumnus. ' reproved .Max, "tut I d bo a
lot eorrler If ho hudn't called mo a
detective.' My tough friend, I'm a
crime fpcclallHt, not a"
"Aw, lay down!" snapped Dunn.
"Tou'ro all a Imnuli of clu-ap dubs.
Honeheads, tho lot of ou. Wo"
"Quite right!" assented Max. re
training a dual lmpulso of thu police
men to manhondlu tho prisoner still
furtlier. "Quito right, jny suct-edsful
cell candidate. We aro a lot of bone,
heids. Moht hiunan bclngH are. Hut
When I eo wliere vour elovornowi
landed you and where it's going to
jana you wny, fan content to k.-ep
oeing a nonoiioao. iioiichcnds stay
online right side of tho bars 1ong r
chajvSwjng ftUlcnvo w'lio urc too clover
for tlielr own good. Tako him along.
VBccr. Tou others search tho houso."
A minute later Lamar was back In
the wrecked cobbler shop. Ho had
remembered the shoe that hud rat
Ued when he so Idly played with It
on .his visit to Bain tho previous day.
And ho set to work looking for It.
One disreputable piece of footgear
after another he picked up from tho
lieap In tho corner of tho room. And
at last ho found tho shoo ho Kought.
He recognized it by tho fact that
ono ot its laces had thrco union been
broken and Uat tho breaks had been
mended by queer "granny knots." He
had carelessly noted this when ho had
trwung'It to and fro by thu ond of Its
With on awl he pried looso the run
lown heel. It was hollow. Kmpty
though the hollow now was. it corre
sponded in every way with that In
the ahoe Alma La Hallo hud been
carrying under her arm when sho wuss
"No sign of Kagan, cither In tins
building or tho next," reported a po
liceman, coming in as Mux t;tood ex
amining the hollow heal.
"I'lcnty of signs of him here,
though," answered Lamar, holding up
Che shoe. "I've found what I waa
s"?Kmf .jrwa.iurt loWo.f.or a wora.
hint of wroui X. JnTjrla. -
bv t.i. nf-Uoi um It"
.ho (li fnn nn. ini lrrr- rt nl liWH
imni m wxy. --rrruiua rn miu, nwi(
10 lrom m 11. . iu mira Aim. .ui n.i, i
JnrrJii. Ato tJD ml "Meon nr nmraJ. .nji
out shoe?" asked tho otneer, suspect
ing u Joke. "Why, that thing ulu't
worth Mvo cents as Junk."
".No?" queried Max, "poruaps not
as Junk. Hut an a Jewel casket It
guess. Anyhow, lrs the link I needed
to connect Smiling Sam Kagan with
tho scries of Jewel thefts that have
been bothering you people. This old
flvo-cent bit of Junk' will send Sam
'over tho road' for a five-year ntrotrh,
when wo get our hands on him. I'm
going buck to Headquarters. Como
along, There's no uso wasting nny
tlmo in tills cage, mo nirern
It's up to us to get the net
spread for him."
Ten minutes later Chief Allen waa
listening attentively to Max Lamar's
story. Fifteen minutes later the fol
lowing inessago was on Its way tn
every town In the State:
"Wanted for Utirglary nnd for
'Kence' Work: Samuel Uagan, Alias
'Smiling 8am.' '
"Wo'll have tho city scraped for
him, too, of course," luldeil the ulilcf,
turning back to Lamar, "but there'
'5 ?,0, ,cJf
,0 nnnf around hero. He'll beat It
for tne nearoJll out-of-town hiding
place and Ho low there till It's safe to
travel further. I know Sams ways.
Our only hopo Is to send these 'dodg
em' u round, on the chance some juy
burg contituble may rocognlze him."
Tno chief wai as much' a spoclallst
In his own way us Mux Lamar him
self; as much a specialist In crlmu us
Is a doctor In unutumy. Ho was n.i
familiar with tho criminal mind as 1.1
a surgeon with the vorinlform appen
dix. He know oxuetly what enc-h ti-De of
croolt un,lur "lvcn circumstances Is
Practically certain to do. Kor. In spite
of Sherlock Ilolmea and other 1!o-
t,onftl detectives, the workings of tho
criminal mwitniitv vw .imnin in.
oeei onco a man nns learned them
from cnroful study.
And In "Smiling Sam's" caso tho
chief had illagnoaed tho procedure
wiiu mo BKiu ot a mind reader.
Sam hastening through thu yard nt
Tom Dunn's heels bad prudently ul
lowed his "lookout" to put through
the gate Into tho alloy In front of him.
Ho hlnifcelf had lingered for a moment
so that Dunn might prove for hhn
whether or uot tho coast was clear.
It had been tha wise act of a wise
man. For scarce had the scared Dunn
bolted Into tho alleyway when tho two
policemen bad seized him.
At Unit hound of thu cufflo Ham
had darted back from thu half-closed
gatn ;md ncrofs the yard through th
roar doorway of thu tumbledown
lioiisn that adjoined lili own.
AIvu)h prepared for emergencies,
ho had snatched up his hat and coat
fis he had loft the Hhop, on tho ap
proach of Tmiar and the otllcers.
Now, In tho hallway of .tho house,
bo Hhed his uprnii, threw It down a
coal hole, put on tho coat and hat
nnd very sedately walked out of tho
front door. Just beyond tho entrance
to his own shop, nnd thence down
The Fug It lie.
At the second corner he saw a
patrolman strolling along. Sam con
sulted a tdgn above tho store ho
chanced to bo passing and stopped
Inside tho placo until the pollcoman
had gone by.
In a nlrallur fashion ho made his
way for a full half mile always
moving unconcernedly and yot man
nglng to elude tho notlco of any
bluncoat until hu enmo to the rail
Down tho yards bo walked - not
nlmloHsly, no a loufor, nor Hh tho
slouch of a tramp -toward a distant
gung of workmen, llo was, to all
outward homblanee, an honest laborer
on IiIh way back from dtnnor.
I'roBontly his routn took him past
a line ot freight cars. He did not
seem to notlco thorn. Tet the keen
little eyes undor tho shaggy brows
took heed of tho lock of each oar.
When he caino to an "ompty"
which was unlocked, ho peered up
nnd down to mnito sure no one was In
direct line of vision with him. Then,
with im adroit ivlftiie.ji, odd in ono
no heavy, hi Jerked open tho bar of
tho car do'T, wild buck Hie door It
self, a ,anl or two, elamtiored tnii
mid shut thu hi;; reddi'h door behind
Late thut night his car was coup oil
with thirty others nnd pulled out of
tho yard. Harly next day the freight
train turn Wed ilptvly &Mtf.uhurba
of the Sams Nam by Will M
station and ou Into the sand-swept
Ham, throueh a crack In his "aide
door Pullman," had kept Held tabs
on the train's general direction. And
now he knew just where he was. Ho
had caucht a cllmpso of the station's
A brilliant Idea struck him. An Idea
that brought htm to his feet with a
hound and Mt him to tugging open
tho eliding door of the car.
Tho train was stUl moving at h
goodly pa co for a frolght train. Hut
am Eagan would havo takon far
(Creator risks In order to carry out
tho daring plan that had Just occurred
He took a flying leap Into a track
rido ptlo of sand. The Impact of Ills
leap and his 140 pounds of muscular
weight drove him Into Uio rand up
to hlti knees.
Hut, unhurt, ho e)hook tils less frn
and rondo off at a wnart stride toward
the Mllago .Itself.
"Thls'll be worth a dozon reg'lor
hldo-out places to mo," ho chuckled.
"Just lot mo find Juno Travis and
t-prlng the right sort of hard luck
whlno, ami sho'll help mo out, all
right, all right!"
Meanwhilo, at Surfton, June Travis
had Just done what Mary character
lEod as "a foollnh, dangerous thing, It
ever thre was one."
The girl had sent the following tole
trram to iAtnar first nliowtng It mts
chtevounly to the scandalized and pro
Mr. Max Lamar, 512 Blank Bulldlnni
At your aailttant In "Red Circle'
cats, I report monkey stolen from
Italian ornan nrlnder by'nlrl with Red
Clrola on hand. Mary saw hen nivei
detoriptlon of red hair and blue eye.
Better com down and Invettlnate.
"Tou'ro never going to send that
orary message?" Mary gasped, ao
June, pausing In their morning walk
at Uio local telegraph otllco, scribbled
tho doapotch and laugmusiy snowea
it to hor.
Playing With I'ln:
Tor reply Juno handed tho tolegrum
to tho desk clerk.
Mury clasped her hunds convulsive
ly and seemed about to burst Into a
torrent of protest, but June drew out
Into the street and hurried her along
tho sidewalk homuwurd. Mary suf
fered herself to bo propelled thus, but
all tho way oho scolded shrilly.
As thoy reached tho foot of tho stops
leading up to tho Travi:. cottago, on
tho sldo of tho blurt overlooking tho
mil Mary nuked:
"Why ever did ou do buch n thln,
Sho asked It for the ilttiuth time
In hur tirade, but for thu Hrst tlmo
sho paused for an answer. And Juno
"I I don't know Jubt why I did It
nny more than I seem to know why I
do anything at nil nowadays. Per
haps It was tho parvorao spirit that Is
always goading inn on to mischief.
Vorhnps I feel safor to think of his
working out a false cluo whero I can
wntch htm raid circumvent him, In
btead of lctt.ug him follow hi own
deduction- at long range; for he's
dreadfully clover, Mary! Perhaps"
"Perhaps," t.ald tho girl, unheeding,
hor volco softening and a light creep
ing Into her groat dark eyes, "per
Imps I'm I'm a llttlo lonely for him."
"Juno!" crlod the old woman,
nghiut, trying to look Into thn girl's
flushed, avortcd face. "Juno! My
baby, you've curMy nevor gono and
let yourself got Interested in"
"Interested? yes," confCHbed June,
adding hastily: "Hut not Interested
thu way you mean. I'm not In lovo
with Max Iunar. I'vo never yet been
In lovo with any man. I don't think
I quite know what love 1s. Not yet.
And I'm In no hurry to. But ho Is
tho most interesting man I have over
mut. There is something about him
something compelling, magnetic
oh, I can't describe ltl something
that makes mo want to soo moro of
"Oh, dearie! My own lamb," ex.
claimed Mury in horror. "That's the
wa folks sUrt to fi:: in luve!
"It Is!" Insisted the nume. "and
hero you'vo got the wholo world to
chooso from and you go and fall In
love with the ono man who's track
ing you down to put you in Jail!"
"I'm not in lovo with him!" hotlv
denied June, "not one single bit, you
old goonel And, bcsldns, hu's not
'tracking inn down.' Ho hasn't tho
very sllgliteiit suspicion of me. And
I don't mean that ho shall. Don't
v.-orrj. He's on the wrong trade, nnd
I'l; hpo ln huh t lie re."
"Trial's w'ln- they nil m." qua
rird Mary. "They all nay that.
Then they set o sum of themselves
they take a step too far, some day
"And then their darling old fins?
none. coma, to .u rwooV Jain
rupted June, "and tavea them. Oh,
Mary I" she added, with a sudden
sadness that went to tho older worn
nn's heart. "Do you suppose I enjoy
doing such horrible things? I hato
ltl Nine-tenths of the time It makes
mo fairly sick to look back on them.
Then, th tenth time, something gets
hold of mo and pushes me on, In spite
of myself. Not only my body, but my
mind too. When when tho Hed Cir
cle begins to burn on the back ot my
hnnd I tlnd myself yearning to do
things that are awful! And the
more awful they are tho more I want
to do them. What will It end In?"
Her sweet voles roso almost to a
wall. Mnry guthored tho stricken girl
Into her arms and strovo to comfort
her. Hut almost at once tho mood of
torror pnssod, leaving Juno again her
gay and carefree self. Hho tttsscd
Mary and playfully pushed her Hnldn.
'There, therol" she cried gnyly.
"Wo're not going bogy hunting, you
and I, Mary, and wo aren't going to
let ourselves got scared. Mother's
calling you. Hun on! I'm nil right
Left alone on the veranda, Juno be
guiled tho tlmo for a half hour or so
In Jotting down notes on bits of
scratoh-pod paper notes for Lamar's
guldanco In his hunt for tho pscuilo-red-bulrcd
girl with blue eyes. H
gave lior a twinge' of consclonco to do
this. Uut nho steeled herself to the
Then, growing restless, she set out
for a walk along tho sand at the base
of the cliffs, beyond tho village.
Tho sun was hot, but a Mveop of
bracing salt wind mado tho ulr a Joy
to breathe. Tho sand whono gold
whlto Hgaln.it a dazzling bluo sua.
!. h,.ni. nnrifi n u-Lviniinp
rlhhnii nf sllvnrv mirf Thu tido was
at tho turn In Its wake alone t o
1Nty, f.?2T. . .w
V . . . . . . .
iigoinsi ncr iaco, "nippiiis nor nair
Into her eyes.
Midway In hor twillc Juno stopped
to watch a queer tableau on tho shore
u few yards away from hor, A young
into lier eyes.
each other, nngry of eyq. sharp of
volco, quarreling violently' Tho mnn
was clad In blue sergo, and a camura
was slung from his shoulder. Tho
woman was In white. She carried a
white parasol with which sho was
making Impatient gestures. Hor
sailor hat was adorned by nn cnor-
mails bird of paradlso plume.
At second glonco Juno recognized
thn couple. Thoy wcro a Mr. and
Mrs. Lake, newly wods. Thu brldo wiu.
im old Hohool friend of Juno'n. Thoy
had apparently como to Surfton for
tholr honeymoon, and Just at present
tlloy wero engaged in a decidedly
Juno went forward. Tho brldo rec-
ngnlzcd her and greeted her oagorly.
Tho bridegroom bowed stiffly. He
was still too angry to bo more than
barely civil. . .
.iE". " ,XeJ.a4m?r
.v...... . ... .ov. ...j
noticed I had tliom an till flvo minutes
you over hoar of mich a thing I And
. . z . . ,
"Can you blame me. Miss TravU?"
put In thr, bridegroom. "I belong to
uio nirii i-roircuou oocicty, noi 1 m
not going to allow my wlfo to bring
critlciKni on 1110. .No a month ngo 1
Mnrted a petition fur tho leglslutuio
to forbid tho wearing -r paradlno
Idumes and ajgreta. And now my
own wlf.i insliLi on
A Honeymoon Spat.
"Morcy!" exclaimed Juno In mod;
terror. "Tho man who put his hand
botweon tho upper and nothor mill-
stones wan a ago oomparod to tho
reckless portion who Interfere In a
alOIlg thO boacn Wltn tno trcaa " " . " . ..rowl thn offending half Thlnfc .f
young goddess. Above her the nearer 10 inu wiw ws w , ihVti it"- .
.white songul Is circled and wills- " uwjy. ouuio .TVyh?.. -laculated Iarnar. sharn-
Th. ..n n'lnrf ,irnvn m.rriiv a pall and shovel had tliat morning ... .Y"U'' .eJfcVm.le?. 'Ci'"' 8n"5
.j.i.i... i hi isiwi m iirn juui muuim, imu mium uiuiinuii'u iiiu g- tiirpn wtls too treat. Hreathlnir fast
Is being perfectly abominable. What uantly to herself: aduitooxhaustca by tlr Ions run.
do you think Uo has tho nerve , to want "No! r won't give in!" u'mt XlX ami
mo to dof He actually wants mo to fcho turned on her heel and started i-amar Just as Max reached tho up-
throw nway this gonreous bunah of buck tn ifhi- hn ha hnnn .im., .....i.. i i i,
THE NINTH CHAPTER OF
"THE RED CIRCLE"
WILL BE PUBLISHED SATURDAY, FEB. 12
quarrel botweon husband and wife I
This Is no place for mot"
Disregarding thotr protests, ho
raced on, leaving thota, ETbe did not
pauso until she reaohod the foot of
tho cliffs, fully a furlong away. Thoro
she looked back. Bbo was just In time
to sco Lake dig his hands dcop Into
hla trousers pockots, shrug his shoul
ders peevishly, and e-talk away. Ho
did not onco look back, but strode on
until he reached a disused boathouse
further down the beach. Ho walked
around this and seated himself gloom
Uy upon a keg at the stdo most dls
tant from his wife. There, out of sight
of hor, ho lot his head drop on his
breast and proocoded to sulk in lonely
"These honoymoon spats must bo
hideously traglo," thought Juno, with
a laugh. "Tho poor boy! Ho looks llko
a nick chicken, all hunched up llko
that, on his keg."
Hho turned to observe Uio bride,
Mrs. Loko had seated herself on tho
sands, rallied her parasol and laid hor
hat on the beach at hor side. And
thur), to Juno'a amusement, tho two
nowlyweds at far apart and sulked.
It was the bride who surrendered,
lh'escntly sho olghod, got to her feot
and, leaving tho parasol and hat on
tho sand, began to walk slowly toward
the itoathouso. Juno watched her go
watched her until a corner of tho
boathouse hid her from vlow.
Then, an her own gazo Htrayed back
to th placo whero the bride had beon
fitting, Juno was awaro of a throb
bing and burning it I tho back of hor
Lamar tECK.3 cuu c
Wght hand. Sho looked down at tho
hand. Tho Hed Clrclu glowed vividly
against tho snowy flesh. At tho samo
j f0rwnl from tho base of
the cliffs. Juno sped to where the hat
1 ,.. .i,..
.uino pu-Koa up 1110 uai. priceless
bird of paradlso plumes and all, went
'0nfU! 110 f 1tl,"llb1?a,0, S'nvnS
lntu. l, J idleil tho sand ocr
It. smoothing tho placo whero tho
cuvlty had boon and trying to mako
't look as much aa possible llko the
f081 of tho sand.
Then she glancod furtively along
the shore. Tho brldu was still hidden
from view by the boathouse. A very
devil of mlschlof danced In June's
eyes. Sho caught up a seashell and
wrote with It in tho sand these words:
"Thnt thoro amy bo peace, the Red
Circle lady hau dostroyod tho offend-
Shu neatly traced a border around
this quoor message, stuck up tho par-
asol alongside It and ran t-uiitiiv
back to tho shelter of tho cliff,
Mcanwhllo tho brldo, rounding the
cornor of the bonthouse, had beheld
her newly espoused lord and master
sitting glumly on the keg. with his
back to her. Sho took a steD toward
him, hesitated, waited a tow moments
ln ""P? .V,.at 1,0 mlsh . lmx
i,ut nuu uuuiu 4iui acu UIO nut lulu
parasol where she had left them. Her
?al.in2Sf " "ZZ ?" 2n5.?l
niv..,.u niciii. iiw'n duiiiu uiaianco
down tho beach, she caught sight of
tho parasol, standing Upright In the
m . x j w - - u -. v Mw
Band; tho marks of small foot lead-
g to nnd from it.
1'uzzled, the Drldo wont to recover
hor lost possession. Ah sho reached
tho parasol, sho saw tho writing in
ihr. sand saw and roid It. With a
screum ,in- (iiiarrol qulto forgot ion
m this newer nnd greater lra;cd
cw- ran wildly In search ot hor Ihih-
ulld- ,. , , ,,..
June waited no longer. With a
nigh, sho turned to retrace hr stops
homeward. Already the Red Circle
had faded from her hand. Already
sho was repentant and disgusted at
her Insane prank.
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Wondering how best she could
mako good the loss to Mrs. Lake,
she reached hor own cottage. In tho
garden, talking to Mrs. Travis and
Mary, was Mr. Lamar, who bad Just
arrlvod at Surfton, In answer to
June's telegram, and who had como
directly from tho station to the
June came In upon the group as
Mary, very rod-faced and uncom
fortable, was finishing a right tin.
truthful version of tho rronkoy
thoft. June came to her relief.
"Good morning, Mr. Lamar," sho
said, taking his eagerly outstretched
hand, "you didn't wasto any time,
did you. Come down to tho beach
and I'll show you whero tho monkey
was stolen. I havo sorao notes to
how you, too. Notes I took on tho
As sho spoke, she led the way to.
ward tho garden gate, Lamar gladly
hurrlod along at her sldo. Mary,'
with a worried look aft-r them anil
a muttered oxcuso to Mrs. Travis,
followed rjowly and at a distance,
As June and Lamar went toward
the pier tho girl drew from her 1elt
tho notes she hnd scribbled and
handed them to Lntnar. With great
professional gravity he read them,
suppressing a smllo at tholr ama
teurish tone, snd then put them In
"Theso aro very, very Interesting,
MIm Travis," he Ued, "and they'll bo
a great help to mo. Thank you for
writing them out. I'll study them
carefully, after I'vo"
"Hero 1o tho pier," interrupted
June. "The Italian wns leaning
against that strlngpicco asleep, Mary
says, when tho woman"
"Oh, Junol Juno Travis!" broke In
a voice Just behind them. "What do
you supposo han Just happened?"
Juno turned to sco Mr. and Mrs,
Iike hurrying toward them. Scarce
waiting to acknowledge Juno's Intro
duction to Iranian the Tiewlywcds
TO Trrt NRVif
burst into an incoherent ju.iu reci.al
of tho lost hat mystery.
Iximar listened with scant Interest
. "And thu sign said. 'That there may
"Posltlvo!" declared tho groom.
"Wo both saw it. Sho had writton"
Come! ordered liniar. "Show
the place. Cilvo m your camera.
Thnn wn'll hnvn n Hnnnlnicn et hor
Ho hastened off, guldod by tho
Lakes. June stood transfixed with
sudden panic. A light touch on hor
arm made her start violently. Mary
stood at her aide,
"Mary!" panted tho terror-stricken
glrh "Listen! I'm In fearful trouble!"
In a half-dozen sentences sho told
her story, ending with the scared
"Hu'h going to photosrapli It And
au1 no ,ina specimens of my hand-
writing Uioso silly notes on tho caso
In his pocket. Oh, what are wc to
"To do?" echoed the valorous old
woman, breaking Into a run. "We're
to get thoro first and rub out that
writing In tho sand. That's what we're
to do. Hun: Theron no timo enougn
'"a"," h,,.h i, v nut tho
distance between thein and tho other
, rr . . . , .
lh0 "ana or Nature.
bed aloud in sudden
roller. Tne parasol ferrule was stann-
ing an Inch deep In water. The tide
hiirt rr.t In. Nn.tllro'ji nltvlnn- hnnd
liau UI VUk Ilia ilWlUll
had sponged out the
wrltingln tho sands.
the telltale nand-
"It it was hero!" Mrs. Lnko wan
explaining tearfully. "Just right hero,
Mr. Iimar. And- and now tho tldo's
washed it all awa. How horrid!"
Lamar hod not Vomo empt -bamled
to Surfton That mvnlng bo uallud on
juno. Aa thoy sat in u window nool;
in tho library of tho cottago, h said :
"i have a tiurprise for you, Miss
Travis. I meant to toll you albut It
this morning. Hut all that excitement
ttbout Uio monkey and the mysterious
writing on the sand drove it out of
"A surprise for me?" she asked. "A
new clue In tho Red Clrclo mysnory?"
jy, itou uircio iaay. iouto sure.
"l:ven moro welcome than that, 1
think," bo mado answer, dm wing
something from his wnisli-out pueket.
Ho held up a pourl pendant Uvit
dangled from a slender gold chain. At
sight of rt, Juno cried out In Joy:
"Oh. my pearls!" sho exclaimed,
rapturously. "My beautiful pemlunt
that was stolen'"
"I toll u how, r- foujrui th
."When I am myself," sobbed June; 44 1
loathe the things The Red Circle makes me
do. But when the circle-begins to throb and
glow on the back of my hand, something
scourges mc on from one mad crime to
another ; some power I can't control."
Jewela Alma La Salle stole at the throat. Kagan, with his other hand,
hall," said Mux. "I recognized this wrenched tho pistol from O'llaraa
pendant. And I got leavo to bring bolt and tralibferred it to his otra
It back to you at once." pocket. Then, with both bands and,
"Oh, thank youl Thank you a arms nnd legs, ho proceeded to prrlp
thousand t.mes. How shall I ever tho dumfounded officer and lay him
bo able to thank you as I ought to?" flat and helpless on his back.
"Uy letting mo put tho pendant "Got up!" cornmandod Uagon, men
back whoro It belongs," he answered, nulng him with the revolver. "So!
his eyes nglow. Now Just you run around that corner.
With an embarrassed laugh sho Mr. Otllcor, and run around It doublo
held out tho chain to hlra. Almost quick! Run, and keep on running!"
reverently ho took It; rose and Patrolman O'Hara liesltntod. ht-i
stopped bohlnd her. Caressingly, ho wtus still befuddled. Kagan levelled
Placed the pendant chain about her tho pistol at his stomach, tho wenp
soft whlto throat, taking an unduly uiacl mUzzlo a baro throo inoho-J
long tlmo In closing tho catch that from the policeman's belt buckle. Pa
fastened tho trinket In placo. trolman O'Hara, In sudden fright, did
j... :V? bonJ'nB over her as ho ad- a,, Ba was bidden. Ho bolted dawn
Justod the chain. Tho perfume of her tl)e aiiay M taut da hla long leg
dark hair waa In his nostrils. It wont xiM carry him.
1o his brain llko strong drink. A ,.,.' u ... ,
thrill surged through thu man. Hli lJ,
wontedly cool nt-rvos Mero a-tlnglo. fMma,fc0't, cttolH nad 4rou,rht
Ills heart boat like a sledgo-hammer from thfJr hom.?3 Jump. Sov-
AU too soon-for hlmitho chain r ".C0 l,cc!",anm0ns. th.M11r
was In place Hut Mt trombiin- Mcro nnm along tho noxt street,
lumds "ere loath To Jyt I ay from "'" confuscd WWlona . thoy
hor. Ills lingers gently touched tho ra'-
tendril curls at tho back of hor nock. Lagan sot off In the opposite dtroo-
Ho was standing behind hor. Ho- 110,1 10 tnnl Inken by Patrolman
Moving himself unseen, ho stooped O'Hara. Olearly thsro was no timo to
lower until his lips rested lightly for squander In dreamy idleness. O'Hara.
nn Instant on tho curls. June, look- ,lt lna alloy's mouth, collided with a
Ing in tho opposite oval of mlror, saw tn,,n ""no ww walking along the street
evurytldug. from the boaoh. The officer, aa ho)
At thu almost imperceptible touch rtId Iviek from the collision, roc
of his Hps to her hair rho folt her ogn'zed Max Lamir tho great crlmo
bicath como and go quickly. Some- speciiiUst, who luid been pointed out
thing strange something terrifying t0 yim ne day In tho city,
lot blissfully happy dawnod all at "lte Cot M11 Giml"
one. In hor soul. L "
"Juno!" h breathed, tensely, bend- "Quick!" gurgled CHara, polntlnn
lug over until Hla faco was closo to "J UlB ".v. "Smiling Sam Eagan'A
hers. "Juno! My" there. He got my gun and"
There was a tep In the hallway. ,vLan,ar 1,1(1 no: ,Talt for the rest of
Alary appeared, loitering, as It with- l" EtTy confession. At a bound ho
out purpose. Just outslda tho open vr,is 'J? th0 ally- At Its far ond thn
library doors. The spoil was brok-Mi. "loonlight onowed him thn squat body
Junu came to honself wttli a ritart, as 0i t-JS"" vanishing around a iiouso
though from tomy wondorful dream. C0.r.rif'li'.,M - , .
"Yau tm In f frr Halt!" shouted Iunar. drawing hla
lou Are tn fcocr. revolver and pursuing with all th
"I am afraid it Is rather late, said a'ILI "ITl'l of Aco"o sprinter.
Lamar, forcing a commonplace tono ,n? tn. nX? corner ho ran.
I11W his ugitatcd olo. "Good night, 1 raro, tnlrJ' .yards ahead,
Miss Travis. I am glad to havo ben h?"r'I,?' " vC,mln?' 1Il,.'tln' Sam
able to got back your pendant for you. 5Imf ' h In2 th. JH.tt,us rt8 11
nd I'm sorry to havo had to tell you hoTu"lan1 llred' Th bullet flow wide,
vour 'reformed' friend, Sam Eagan, Is n?T. nnawcred .with two shots.
.sUU a crook and is a fugitive from 5,pr i' if.Lfr1 ,Fm'! w- TI"
jusUce. Goodnight." oUcr Aattoncd Itaolt ogalnat a stoue
lie was gone-leartng Juno staring 1 "5' JJ?. 1J.lfHhMd:
after hun, her eyes w1do with a wist- 'J?' ,"n5 nla. ATm "Wlnst th
ful longing. Mary como forward and XVS ttrtuX f Th'3 n8 W"
caught both hor Ico-cold hands. S1?1111.11 f? but "ot that at
"Oh. my baby I my baby!" mur- Tft h,a flrcf- Patrolman O'Hsrn,
mure.1 the old woman in keen dls- c,'ar"iR Hong the alley to reii,forc
trcsi. "I saw it. I yaw It nil. He's VS ? r',waa o unfortunato ns to catch
In lovo with you! And- -God help us! ''V . n 'J1.0 calt ct tnt 'eg. Ho
you'll. In lovo with lUm!" Bp,r.lw.,cJd headlong.
"I'm notl" denied Junu with a stid- , st cldedly this was not Ollara'n
den vehemence. "I'm not! I'm not!" ' nignt.
pulled' thetrf bttcr sment.
Patrolman O'Harn-nowest member morfell with afltok uwja aneJr.tort0;
ot Surf ton's dlmlni-tlvo pollco forco- cartridge. Tho pistol w. ti'i 3
wis walking his beat In ."sconsolato Throwing it away, ft. 7L Puty;
frame of mind. Patrolman O'Hara hools. U 0 t00k 10 h"
was In lova Tho brilliant summer Lainar followed at radnr
moon, to.nlght. brought him inomen- halting only now and then to fir? '
tary visions of thu girl ho wanted to Up tho alley wnAiTnVLi
marry. Hut common senso brought man and several civilians The v w.
him tar moro clear visions of her oh- ed at sight of the uniin.i-H A u, U
durato M father who would not hear Tho latter whed nmwir on tl,Ci,1U?'- '
o such a nmrriage until Patrolman stammered "out the f of thttoS'
O'Hara hhould win promotion. pointed In tho direction ih f? l?ry'
And. In a dead.uud.allve mhiirh 111.-- Lr V . L 1 ..V!.1.0" thither J A.
Surfton. what earthly chance was sTGmpe I'rth IS S dcTOni'11611
thoro for promotion? Tho huo and rrl iw.h. i vTnt
Patrolman O'Hara turned a corner at ll alley's tZ "end VatCn
and came to a standstlU as abruptly O'Hara looked up and down ill
us If ho had run Into a stone wall, one In either dlrecUon hn , ,
Kitty feet ahead of him was an all- valiantly to west wart. Lamar nn
night lunchrootn-the only place on his quafry had turned enat
tho block whoso window lights wcro Iximar, mom than onee in ti,
still burning. vague moonlight and black sh"i''
In front of tho lunchroom was a ml.-acd Fight of too man ho followed'
blackl.oar.1 menu, sotting forth the Onco ho completely lost him ami
delights of various stodgy dainties at was about to give up the chw when
a comfortably low price. a gllmpao of something black Ml
And. in the full flare of the window houotted against the skyline' and
light, his hat pushed back on his fore- moving heavily, llko a wounded bull
head, stood a man, hungrily readlna Mt him oft In hot chase again ' '
tho menu. , Uy this tlmo they had left tho vll-
PaUoliuan O'Hara had not studied '"W behind thorn. Sam, runnliiir
that pollco circular for nothing. At a wltt no senso of direction, found
glance ho recognized tho man bestdo himself at tho shoreward base of tho
tho blackboard menu. It was tho ridge that culminated In tho ocean,
crook whoso rogue's gallery photo- B'do clltfs. 1
graph was reproduced on tho circular. l"T tho rldgo he scrambled, grunt
It was "Smiling Sam" Eagan. Ing and m-uvlng with fatigue. It
Patrolman O'Hara had visions wa3 then that l.nmar, two hundred
HKitln this time visions of swift pro- yards behind, i-nught ideht of the
motion, ills chance had como! Ho btoad. squat body against the skylln
stepped forward. I'lambcrlug as nimbly as a cat Ln'
At sight of him Kagan wheeled and mnr awarmod up tho steep slopo be
began to shuffle away Into tho 00m- hind him. Onco only ho au.sed
pnratlvo darkness of the moonlit That waa when Sam, gaining the
street. mimmlt, halted and stured dazedly
Patrolman O'Hara whipped out hla around. Lamar, resting his pistol
Pistol. Halting (ovcrybody but a fool barrel on a ledge of rock, pulled trig
knows tho perilous usolcsness of fir- ger. Tho rcvolvor was empty. He
ing when ono is running), tho olllccr dropped It and continued hln swift
pulled trigger. Tho roar of tho heavy climb,
calibre shot split tho silence of tho 1, .
aumnicr night. ""
A oocond tlmo ho tired. Sam dtd Sam, gradually recovering hln
not check his run. Ixnverlng his re- breath, heard a ntono rattlo Jut
volver, Patrolman O'Hura got his own beneath him. Ho wheeled about, as
Innir loirs lntn motion ntA nnrinAi .n Ijim.ir bounded un tn in n.i
"Unit!" bawled O'Hara. "1Tn.1t. or
Sam turned In at the cntranoe of an
alley and with u final spurt of speed
ran up tho alleyway, O'Hara oloso bo-
hind. Tho policeman's finger was on
thn trigger. Ho lacked tho patience
to run Ids winded man down. Instead,
Ih- made good his threat hy tlrln?
again, Purposely ho aimed high, but
he was no marksman, nnd' the effect
of his bullet filled him with tho wild-
Kor "Smiling Sam" swerved sharply
In hlu run, gave a coughing cry, stag-
gored forward upon his knees, half
roso, then tumbled prono upon his
faco In tho mud of tho alley.
"Good Lord!" groaned Patrolman
O'Hnni, suddenly unnerved nnd shak-
on with nausea. "I've killed him! I'vo
I'vo murdered a man!"
II.- stuck the pistol Into hln belt nnd
went fiirvwml tu whero t.ho liiort bodv
lay. Hesitatingly ho turned the huge,
lifeless bulk over on Its back and
stopped to fuel tho heart.
And In tho very siunn moment tho
murdered man i-.-imo to life.
Patrolman O'H.mi foil himself
clutclied by a slnowy, thick haud.
whnioi s1 n crtvfi arltitr tJiiaam lntn film
mtt-rock lies! do him.
No word waa snokrn. TlronM,
too scant and too precious for that.
The two men sprang at each other,
Unarmed, forced to rely on na.
turn's primal weapons, they came
together with a thudding shock that
sent thorn both to tho ground
dripping oaoli other In murdcrotli
fury, thoy regained their feut and
on tho sllpory edgo of the clltf with'
a shcor drop ot 300 feet to tho sea
thut thundered below them thev
fought. ' '
Lamar was wiry, vouiir- athlotln
Tet hla opponent wiis not only 79
pounders heavlor than he but ov-orv
ono of his 240 pounds was solid bono
and sinew. Such a man, cliunkv nnd
"built olose to the ground" Is a tor
rlblo antagonist In ranirh mi
tumble light. b" n,la"
Tn and fro they reeled on th
pr-rllnui verge of the nrpelnlm
thero, on thn blnck clltf In thn wli'iT"
moonlight. Hitting, wrestllne
sling, they battled, tiny sne.-s nfS"
Ing and vibrant hatred iisnondi,i W
tweon sea nnd skv. 1 """
Inch by Inch Sam began to ir,. t..
lighter foe towar the brlnlr nf iL1"
precipice. lnK of tn,
TVv -n- j . .