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bed one morning the slavey discovers
his revolver and handcuffs and thus
learns his vocation. She concludes
that he is there to cause trouble for
her friends in the next room. The
detective enters at this moment and
upbraids the girj.
Later the detective has the crooks
at bay, but the slavey f acilitates their
Five years after finds the slavey in
a magnificent suit o apartments, oc
cupied by herself and the two crooks.
Under their direction she has gained
the sobriquet of "My Lady Raffles."
Learning of a fashionable wedding
the crooks buy a handsome cedar
chest, which they send in with the
other gifts. Kelly is in the room in
which the gifts are kept, having been
assigned there to keep watch. He
sees a' white hand come out from
under the cover of the chest. He
draws his gun, which is accidentally
discharged. In the confusion that
follows the owner of the hand es-
capes. Kelly, however, has had time '
to observe that the hand bears a pe
culiar birth mark. Cudgeling his
brain, he recalls that the little slavey
back in the"boarding house had just
such a mark.
He hurries after her -and locates
the house occupied by the crooks.
By a ruse he admits himself. He
steals into the girl's room, where he
conceals himself behind a curtain.
There he finds her and places her
under 'arrest. The girl is clad in
bloomed so the detective grants her
request. ta put on a skirt. She goes
to the wall, a panel slides back and
behold, the girl has escaped his
clutches. He hears a machine out
side anl rushes to the wondow.
From the speeding car My Lady '
Raffles" throws back akiss to the
THE CONFESSIONS OF A WIFE
IS ELEANOR FAlRLOW KEEPING ANYTHING BACK?
(Copyright, 1914, by the Newspaper Enterprise Association.)
Well, I have seen both Eleanor
Fairlow and Mrs. Utter, and now, f family who is charitably inclined,
while I am waiting for Dick to come
home to listen to my solution of the
matter, I'm going to write down my
curious experience with two of my
When I got over at Eleanorte I
found her waiting. We talked a
while about the charity bazaar, but
I had a feeling that all the while
she was waiting to have me open up
the subject of blackmail. It came
to me in a flash that Dick had told
her about it and that she really knew
more than I did.
I determined then not to say a
word to her about it. If she wished
to say anything to me about her
trip home on the same train all well
and good, but I was not going to
pry into her affairs.
I found I was the better "waiter,"
for just as I was getting ready to go
"You are not the only one of your
Mrs. Waverly. Dick told me about
rescuing the pretty widow he asked
to dine with us. Said she had lost
her pocketbook and had to get home
to her child. I am rather curious to
know if he got the check she prom
ised to send him yesterday."
For a moment I was tempted to
say: "Let's drop the bars. I know
from what you "have just said that
my husband has told you of the aw
ful predicament in which he finds
himself. You can help him more
than any one else, for you can tell
that he was in your company until
you retired for the night. Of course,
you may be submitted to much un
pleasant notoriety if you do this, but
will your senBe of right predominate
over your sensitiveness of self?" But
I did not do it. I only said:. "Yes,
Dick told me of befriending some
poor woman who had lost her pock-