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"Good Afternoon," Responded the Masquerader.
"Madi" ran Msn1-ii. on rt-ahintg mi i
new Vi.rk ftt' *i' : h. annt ati a trn. |
ivea y-una w at-i- i It ::. - -to-'-r .1-'it-r
O'Htaan Bumer.i Ini. "'1 "n' . had 0f. n
within that Va.t# In ii. -r' a wiimn
an's flm'er i( n.:; in ti.si n his i -Ak.I
atr.ng w'tI a I Ir- 'itn his attnrn-.
MaRtiafni i 'lin- wi l li r..t rn!.n. him at
torney. tlian n-t uit Ir 1ivt--ntfldst to
get hie fn;'- itt-. i I hringa his walk
to the -'itntnrv m*It. I:. a-Il iirt young
woman in crav,. wf-n. he adi s'-"n leav
ingr him btA. -i-l.r * IWlt If-r auirf hadi
broke-n 'd*wn it.t-Al it Hity a ri'.e site
"lost" hMm. M..itlrrl. sin rfn )ifng homp.
aurpri)-ld lati in gr ia oritkivt tho pstf
roitaoinnog his '-s,.. hi*. A aMittrtntlv.
took hfrtr !ifr nw l k'i«- frMik. Iw-ni+.
Anisty. Htilf-lyp af *'*il Mao.ll«p-pnpd
his saft'-. ttok ttIr.-ifron thi- JwewlA. and
(gave fthuO tni ter. firat forming a part
harohip in 'r-rie- Tihe r.-ai Itan AniatV.
sought tby p1ill-0 <If the weIrli. UapW'ar'd
on the- asin- mietoshn. Mattitnind ov-ranfme
him. Iif- nmt the. girl AtitItiel the house
and thM-y rat.-1 i to iN'-w York in hior a,
to. IM. 1I:3" ti)- -*ia anl mitte prtft!a:"l
to tt-pt lim that tity. Maitliand r--lv-i-d
a "Mr. Snaith." in'rmil-inrtg liltint-if as ft
dote-*ti..-t- r. r, lit.lit tihe' girl In gray.
Matitand., h'out to 9li.1w tilm thIP J.-w
PIN. pilptav'il! 1litmt. wa- ftl-it-l by a blow
from "Sinaltht's" r'nr. Th- liatttr provedi
to te 4ntv liinmatis-If andi Ie int- --urted the
<ais. Anfa»y. whot wnt Muiltland'm dou
le, manauffattf l a Ilite lati-r.
At sight of him the thief waR con
selons of an Inward tremor, followed
by a thrill of exciteminnt like a wave
of heat sweeping through his being.
Inttantanetoutly his eyes flashed: then
were dtuited. Inm'rtiurbable, listless.
hall-marked the prey of ennul, he
waited. nndcidti.e upon the stoop.
while the watcher oplosilte. catching
sight of him, abruptly abandoned his
slouch and hastened acrots the street.
"Excuse me." be began in a loud
tone, while yet a dozen feet away. "but
ain't this Mr. Maitland?"
Anisty lifted his brows and shoul
ders at one and the Usame time and
"Well, my good man?"
'TImn, a detective from headquarters.
Mr. lifattland. We'guot a 'phone from
Oreestftelds. Long Island, this morning
-traein- the local pollee. Your but.
"Al! I see; about this man Anisty?
To*i.oa*t mean to tell me-what? I
shall- iseharge Higgins at once. Just
ft my way to breakfast. Won't you
3ota me? We can talk this matter
over at our leisure. What do you say
to 3tugene's? It's handy, and I dare
say we can fiund a quiet corner. By
the way.- have you the 'time concealed
about your person?" I
Aalsty was fumbling in his fob
pocket and Inwardly cursing himself
for.heavtog. been such an ass as to
overloqk Maitland's timepiece. "Deuc
ed awli*aid!" he muttered in Menuine
anRnoyance. "I've mislaid my watch."
9It's most one o'clthk. Mr. Malt
atterbil. the man from headquar
ters dropped Into step by the burglar's
Eugene's at Two.
"Since we don't want to he over
heard.' renmarti u M r nisty, "it's no
ose try ifg the 't illm0on0 downstairs, al
though I aooit it is more interesting."
"l.ust as ''h say, sir."
Awed an.. awkwat d. the police do
te(tive suttIbtit up the steps behind
his inpelt tulablhl' guide; it was a
great 1m:.r int his evy'.;. to lunch In
c'ori mPy a it ht a swell.' Man of
stodgy conntoni s'teise and limited edu
ta tion that he was, the glamour of
the Maitianrd millions obscilrecd his
otherwis' clitr' 1ision (oinplttely. And
uneasily h., s eculettd as to whether
or not htt- woubt be atde to manipulate
correltly the usual display of knives
An obse'tuinus htadwaiter greeted
them, howing, in the lobby. "food aft
erntoon, M1r. Maitland." i(e fturtiured.
"Table for 15w1?
"Good atttlrnofnl"' responded the
miasquerader. with an assured til
straction, Inwardly cC'ngratlatitng
hitnsol'f ti pl tavin, hit 10pon a res
taurant 0 hote the real lalttatnd was
.'5 iIht ti. ti nowvn 'Tihere were few cir
till lili Tll t-l which I ht . t oitii not turn
to polil. I ow eo re vi s to which
h,+ 1"1j111:1 rise ho cmmiplimtented
flow). we igittn 1
lian ~ ~ ~ lil 'till ) tiA III
land ,,, P In 11 i omewhere,
a(ill t I n - L, 4 1' i i \, o t d
sII '?s ': te. tl wereaf
r.T..h '-' i gsf o la e 11r hat
I ! -h~: i t he bmrg
la r, 11 :1 :. . ,. ' " a n
in Lan- an n,.r. -which
n*,, 1- ,,tt. ~I ('itii t ral i'
ltm- of stit-ithole.
-'itrh. ni' n hait ton
1 TO kd th a tz It ti, 1;o ' fy i't1l~rftt
tln t ic lii (till' emoiv
b : an.
e ittIn . - i ant uid hand
iu li pcthe i Ti su ee erdsus the
ery ,ho t, \;r nwi t,).ing td what do
Pon at it eleica
k ti a* " , : . 1 t were
r', ;; 6 ;L. IlI! gs )f hIs
e... 1," 0 d t hem ;
:e in an a <0 <r his con
3 wn, lilt:g ito con::idera
tics of a i ,. c.1 table-dhote
F~rorch. ner rl' o .2 ", (,f which con
"eyed the SL, ts l~a: irfel of £,nPbrma
tloa to hlsiny ! el,;nce.
"Well," he Ri ; ted, and moistened
his lips. T110 ran ,n seemed suddenly
very hot, notwithstanding the fact that
an obaussios electric fan was sending
a current of cool air down the back
of his no. lk.
"I ain't." he declared In ultimate
d spviation, h"Iungry, much. Had is
bite a little while back, over to the
Gilsey hot.: e lar."
"Would a little drink-?"
Thanhs. I dln t mind."
'Waiter, hri-jg Mr. Ili-hey a hottle i
of No. 72. For nip--h t to' ye' --eaf
t luit,'' wish a gr:iid air, 'anl rolls.
1 io1u st r'uw'mher this is my
h'eakla't. Mr.. li-ice ". I maka it a
tule nev''r to riiini anythini for six
lours after ri ino' Aiiist- selc teil a
cigarette from the Maitland case, lit
i. and contetiltated the detective's
countenance with a winning smilet
'Now, as to this Anisty affair last
Under the stimulus of the cham
pai e, to say naucht of his relief at
hiiring evaded the ordeal of the cut
1 ry, Hickey di couraed :ariouý-ly and
a length uptoion the en:rossing sil: Ii
of Anisty, cn ni-inian eraciksman, wthtle
tle trinial lountlO part of Daniel Mait
lInd listened with apparent but ieeep
trie apathy, and had iiich ado to ieep
from langhing in his gui's: ' face as
the latter, t-erspirini ly earnest, un
f.)ded his plh s for laying iho burg
lar by the heels
From tume I,) time, and at inter
tals steadily decrEasiný, the hand of
the host sou'ttht the neck of the hottle,
inclining it carefully above the thiu
-temnied glass that Ilickey kept in al
tiost constant motion. And the de
'ctive's fatuous o teachty flowed as
Itt- cont-tits (if the bottli ebbed.
Yet, as the minutes wore on, the
hur:;'ar hegan to be conscious that it
Was btt a shallifw well of information
antd amusement that he lumnlps'd The
carne, fascitiatint with its : pit e of
daring as it hadl trltarily bIetn, iegan
to aill. Atittttt 1ike mnasquterahr
calculated tih hour as rile for what
he had conten: llat el from the begin
ning; and innttt't1.t Hickey with
scant consi ration, ti it t mitile of a
most intere r+11 , rjvw'ition.
"You'll tardin ue, I'm sure, If I
trouble you at n ftor the ttme."
The fat rid tintor: sanit onter
tainly for the tinett cr-; tile bottle
was now empty T hi hour, as an
noonced, nota tell mit'utos to two.
I've an 'nt le 'teat." invented
.\nisty, itlan 1 . %i h a friend at
two. If \tt ii ,-- mnt-" Garcon.
* Then I un stand. Mi.-ter Maitland,
we en cwtrt ottn h'."
An-sty. eyelids dr' its ing, tinned b itack
his chair a trill, and retarltl-d Hickey
with a fair ; td ot of thie whimsical
Maitland : .!'s- ill, I think."
"'W\hy no t :" tr ,uel,"ntly.
"To be frat.:11 rth you. I ha e three
exellent reasets. The first shbuld be
suffiieent: in rr too lzy.'
I)Ottruntl-,I, I lickey stared and
shook a dtls:ti-rott lg htia-I. "I was
afraid of that; y'-h swells don't ne er
seem to think nothin' of yer duties to
Anisty airily waved the indictment
aside. "Moreover, I have lost nothing.
You see, I happened In just at the
right moment; our criminal friend got
nothing for his pains. The jewels are
safe. Reason No. 2: Having retained
my property, I hold no grudge against
'And as for reason No. 3: 1 don't
care to have this affair advertised. If
the papers get hold of it they'll cook
up a lot of silly details that'll excite
the cupidity of every thief in the coun
tr, and niakmemi more trouble than I
car' to-ah-tontemp late."
hick' s tyro uisit 1 d. 'Of course,
if yeh wan: it kept quiet-" he sug
gested, signifit antlv.
Anisty's hand isought his pocket.
"Wil, I cites I can leave that to
yoi. Yýli oii:lnttih know how liad-yeb
want the matter hnshei'." -
"As I calculate it. then, fifty ought to
le ennlih for ti' tins; and fifty will
opa} ;:u for; yoirt trouble."
'Tihe enil of flii ( expensive pan
e ý1 n t as tille it itndtpendently toward
ite ceilin g. Shouldn't wonder if it
wonttd," be muirnurtrd. gratified.
\nist stuffid son. thing bulky back
into his pocket anl wadded another
sotmethitnt-gretn and yellow colored
--into a littl ' till. which he presently
Ilicited car- lieasly vcrois the tabl. The
detect ih s Iitri ' mottled paw closed
over it and motei toward his waist
"As I was sayin'," he resumed, "I'm
sorry yeh don't see yer way to givin'
us a hand. But p'rhaps yeh're right.
:,till, if the citizens 'd only give us a
hand onet in a while-"
"Ah. but what gives you your liv
ing. Hickey'.?" argued the amateur
siophist. "'What but the activities of
the criminal element? If society com
hineil with you for the elimination of
crime, what would become of your
l1e rose and wrung the disconsolate
one wa: mly by the hand. "But there,
1 am sorry to have to hurry you away.
. Now that you know where
to find tme, drop in some evening and
have a clear and a chat. I'm in town
a good eat, off and on, and always
glad to so> a friend."
At another ithe. and with another
uman. Anistv would not have ventured
t') play v is catch so rountly; but, as
hie had reckolnel, the comfortable state
o' mind indctted by in unexpected ad
titoon to hi; i'cimte and a quart of
chamttpattnet nli ittilt d the official ap
pro enstion- of Nti . IHickev.
Mumhlin i a la it acceptance of the
toog nigtl tm ilatitn, the exalted de
teetIht rti e :i ti tuitil t cheerfully
,tv tn the i , it of the dotr.
.\nin I lit t itii ti a ette and
colnttrtiitted T'. t le jith satisfac
i In. .As a n.S : I tnelined to
l cd hin~is h ;: , 5 --. ludoodg all
thimr; t '1 t K : if i ture cotsidera
Tiun, thO (- ; K vat int vitaat * that
lie wits the v Jf a fellow. With
mmhlit cinsi . ., :1 he had played
his hint'' , v le pursuit toi the
Maitland K ar 1 toild he alandoned.
the newts 1' titr s soed at lieadquar
tots. And it wta eually certain that
Maitland twhen eentually liberated)
would be at pains to keep his part of
the affair very much in shadow.
The masquerader ventured a my
ttcaa smile at the world in generaL
One pictured the evening when the
Infatuated detective should find it con.
Venient to drop in on the exclusive
ý1L - ai itland.
In a breath was self-satisfaction
banished: simultaneously the masque
railer brought his gaze down from the
ceiling, his thoughts to earth, his vigi
lance to the surface, and himself to his
feet. summoning to his aid all that he
possessed of resource and expedient.
Tra; ted --the word blazed incan
descent in his brain. So long had he
foreseen ;id Illanned ai-ainst this very
Yet *anii swr:yed him for but a lit- I
tie insant: as swiftly as It had over
comne himt it suhsided. leaving him
shockid, a si a l m- ore pale, but rapid
ly :ea ser tin contiol of his faculties.
And w ii - si-a 1e of emotion came
(oinusl,";, r, Ii-::- tire.
His nat kal been uttered in no
stern or n:,-nacing tone; rather its
syllah!-s had b, en pitched in a low
I ait iiar '. li- with an undernote
of rail;ery d c i- r iality. In brief, the
moment tha h" recognized the voice
as a womitant -, h.- was a-ain master of
himtelf, and, a pan- 'hat the result of
hi itti in- its tiv -tiitltr to rise and de
f-nil hilus-!f. which had brought him
tot a standiins porsition, woull be in
terpre T-I is oniy the natural action of
a goniloian ai lr-sset liv a feminine
acquainiticel he was confident that
had not blt -ayveI his primal con
sternation. He bowed, smiled, and
with ey's in which astonishment swift- r
ly gave place to gratification and com
plote comprehension, appraised her
who had addressed him.
She seemed to have fluttered to the
table, beside which she now stood, I
slightly swaying, her walking costume
of gray shot silk falling about her in
soft, tremulous petals. Dainty, chic, e
well-poised. serene, flawles ly pretty t
I: her miniature fa-lion: Adisty rec- r
ocnized her in a twinkling. fIts per- 0
ceptions, trained to observations as in-s o
st antatteous as I thoe of a snap-shot
catitera, and well-nigh as accurate, 1
hat photogratiedl her individuality in
deltolv tulin the- fint tif his tmenmory.
even in the abbreviated encounter of
the previous niaht.
By a similar play of eductted reason- f
Inc faculties keyed to the highest pitch e
of i timtedjiate action, hi had iiftlctlty c
as scant in accounting for lie prIrs e
once there. \lhaý he dii not quite c
comprehend l S whyv -titlan I had 1
used her so kindly: for it had been t
plain enout- that that gentl-man had b
suttprised her in the art of safe-break- Y
ing iesire conniting at her escape. b
But, allowing that Maitland s actions f
had beiti haled lton motives vague to f,
the but-elarm's - un-I -rstandling. it was a
quite in the scheitie of 1nssii ilities t
that he sihoutil have arrantied to io-t c
his ptrotegee at the restaurant that
afternoon. She was come to kiep an e
aflpointment to which (now that An- s
istv came to renimbiri Maitland had c
alluded in the beginning of their con- Ii
v( rsat ion.
Well and good: once before, within
the past two hours, he halt told him
self that he was Good-enough Mait- pl
land. lie was he even better now. V
"tut you did surpriso me!" he d.' -i
Glared, gallantly, before she could won
der at his slowness to respond. "You tt
see, I was dreamine."
He permitted her to surmise the oh
ject round which his dreams had been di
"And I bad expected you to be eag
erly watching for me!" she parried,
"I was . . . mentally. But," lie
warned her, seriously, "not that name.
Maitland is known here; they call me
Maitland-the waiters. It seems I
made a bad choice. But with your as
sistance and discretion we can bluff it
out, all right." - bi
"I forgot. Forgive me." But now
she was in the chair opposite him,
tucking the lower ends of her gloves
into their wrists. of
"No matter-nobody heard." "
"I very nearly called you Handsome
Dan," She flashed a radiant smile at B
him from beneath the rim of her pic- W'
A fire was kindled in Anisty's eyes;
he was conscious of a quickened drum
ming of his pulses.
"Don is Maitland's front name,
Liso," he remarked, absently.
"I thought as much," she responded, t
Inietly speculative. A
The burglar hardly heard. It has di
)een indicated that he was quick- w
sitted, because he had to be, in the bi
.ery nature of his avocation. Just in
mow his brain was working rather
nare rapidly than usual, Bien: which
1as one reason why the light had
eape into his eyes.
(TO BE CONTINUED.) M
Good Times in Turkey. W
"Y people of the warmer climates
lave tttle idea of our exhUaratskg
wint sports," said the tourist frem
"Vb.. I don't know," responded the
[lrk. "We have some pretty Ilvby i
wile aping parties over it Ash ' at
SUMMER WORK IN ORCHARDS
Clover Is One of Best Crops for Con
servation of Moisture-Tree
Mulching Is Essential.
(fly f. J K INr SHTlItY.
Cover crops should be sown early
in August. Clover is one of the very
best cover crops that can be utilized
as its roots penetrate deep into the
soil to conserve moisture and to store
The best orchardists sow from
twelve to fifteen pounds of red clover
to the acre as soon after haying as
convenient. If the soil is so rich that
a very rank growth of clover is se
cured, mow the clover just before
apple picking and allow It to remain
on the ground and be plowed under
early the following year.
Buckwheat is recommended by
many apple growers for a cover crop.
This should be sown in July. When
rye is used do not sow until later;
last of August or the first week of
Cover crops serve as a mulch for
the ground, to retain moisture, arrest
plant food that would be wasted by
soil erosion and leaching and as a
source of nitrogen supply as in the
case of clover and the other legumes.
Another essential to good crope of
fruit is mulching the trees. Straw,
swale grass or refuse fodder are ex
cellent for mulching trees. Use a
PREPARING THE OAT FIELD
Like All Other Small Grain Crops Firm
Seed Bed Is One of Essentials
(By R. M. LEONARD.)
With the oat crop the same as with
all of the other small grain crops we
find that the firm seed bed is one of
the essentials of success.
Land that does not puddle and
wash had best be plowed in the fall
and disked both ways with the disk
harrow, harrowed lengthwise with
the spring tooth harrow and then
harrowed crosswise with the same
This gives the man who is drilling
In the spring a clear field and he does
not become confused with the ridges
left by the harrow, as is the case
when the field is drilled the same way
as it is harrowed.
When grass seed is sowed the I
ground should be gone over with a
smoothing harrow, so that all of the
fine seed may be covered. Many farm
ers still cling to the old idea that
the field should be gone over with a
roller, but there are certain conditions
of the soil when a roller will prove an
actual detriment to the coming crop
and for that reason we no longer
make a practice of rolling our oat
field after it is planted.
Feeding Molasses to Horses.
A sugar refinery in Brooklyn, N. Y.,
feeds molasses to its teams, giving
each horse one-half quart corn meal,
one quart wheat bran, three pints
sugar house syrup, and seven pounds
cut hay. At noon, rive quarts oats.
The night ration Is the came as the
morning, except five pounds of loose
hay is fed in addition to the cut hay
which is mixed with the grain. These
horses weigh from 1,700 to 1,800
pounds and are fed at a cost of thirty
four cents per day. They are fine,
sleek-looking animals, and attract at
tention of horsemen generally on ac
count of their extremely well-fed ap
pearance. According to experts the
economy due to the molasses fed re
sults in a saving of from 20 to 27 per
cent. over the old system of maintain
ing on oats and hay entirely.
Setting Out Plants.
Nothing is gained by setting out
Diants too early in the spring, as the
cold will give them a setback that
they may never overcome. Plants
may be seasoned by exposing them to
the sun during warm days and giving
them plenty of ventHation at night
when not too cold. Much damage
done to plants which is ascribed to
frost is really caused by twisting, which
the plant receives from the winds.
A supply of little frames to protect,
them should be on hand. Tomatoes,
peppers and eggplant are especially
susceptible to injury by high winds.
An authority claims that equab
broilers for home consumption are
easiest dressed by skinning. Slit the
skin along the back, and taking off
both skin and feathers is the work
of only a minute, while picking the
feathers and pin feathers of a lot of
squab broilers is the work of hours.
Broiled for a few minutes in salted
water and fried in butter gives you a
dish equal to frog's legs.
Sunflower seed contains about 18
par cent. of protein and 21 per cent.
of fat. It is nearly four times as fat.
tening for hens as corn, and must,
therefore be fed with extreme caution.
A small per cent. of sunflower seed
during the molting season, and in
very cold weather is a good thing,
but it does not do to overdo In feed
ing any good thing
Don't Dose Animals.
Do not dose animals with any medi
cine unless they are really sick. In
most cases a change of diet and rest
will bring the animal back to normal
Effect of Bad Roads.
It is estimated that the shippen
cost of a ton one mile by wagon-road
in America is between two and three
times the cost in England, France sad
UNIUVE lIME PIECE
Cantonese Still Content With
Archaic Water Clock.
Among the Quaint Survivors of As
other Age Is This Primitive
Form of Time Register
and Hour Glass.
Canton, China.-Tbreading the no
row, dark, winding streets of Canton
it is easy for the traveler to imagin
that he has been suddenly transport
into some forgotten century. There
is no large city visited by the tourist
that is so entirely native in its aspect
-that is so entirely immersed in its
own peculiar civilization. Canton
looks practically the same today as
it must have looked nearly six cean.
turies ago when the celebrated Vens
flan adventurer, Marco Polo, visited
it and wrote his vivid descriptions of
its many curiosities. Among the
quaint surv!vals of another age the
famoy water clock must take a proin.
inent place. This is a primitive forts
of time register and hour glass
worked by water.
To visit it the stranger makes his
way along the picturesque and crowd.
ed street of the double gateway in
the old city. Here are the largest
and most fashionable book stores, and
it is this street that Is the most
favorable haunt of the literati. The
double gateway itself pierces a sea
tion of a very fine old wall dating
from the seventh or eighth century
and above it is seen the curious erec.
tion in which the Slepsydra. or water
clock, is housed.
This consists of four large copper
jars mounted on steps one above the
other in such fashion that wien the
top cne is filled the crater lows very
slowly, drop by drop, into the next one
and then on into the lowest In t'is
Inht one is a float to a hich is at
taahed an Indicator or niensijie it
WaeI Co ad I
Water Clock and Attendant.
takes exactly a day of 12 t urs fat
the contents of the top jar tI 1- emp
tied completely into the I A < As
the water steadily rises in 1h last
receptacle the float points t.) ti . hour
marked on the indicator.
The archaic tin e guago c s first
erected about 1324 A. 1). !t has a
history full of incidents; It hbs been
destroyed many timns d ,ru inva
sions from without and r!i, within
the city. But it has alw ae h on re
stored, so that today, In spit, of the
advances made in mechanical cnethods
of measuring time, we fintl the old
water clock in practical use as it was
500 years ago. For at interils dur
ing the day (more or less c rrect
time is exhihited on. a board aotside
the building and the native Chinese
are quite content to pin their faith
to'this unique servant of old Father
More Dogs In France.
Paris.-There are mcr*- di as in
France than most countries. 1 1:s it
ptppears that to one tho'isand Inhab
itants there are 75 dogs in Fran ' and
only 38 In England, i1 In Get"' y and
It in Sweden. Still dry h, 'a is
extremely rare In the I-1 u Iv. Lt of
the Seine, the last case n ' rci dat
inrg back to the year 1 i cr. Mtel
says this good -rate of tiry A ein
bronight about by the !:i -r
tot only every 1 ad i!g .-: or
killing every drog any 'ad 1( .
have bitten or rIl ((1d n ith. ! > ce
this law cannot werk nout to ;i- on
the French also exter.inate a2 stray
No Longer Have SmI FreIt.
Boston. Musa -
Aowing 1.rgcr. 1 \1
:-,r.nutict :rer is
sertion. IH 1
ieetgrar 'ea .1
day ost .
No. G, and In
perel, u.n l,
is greater, I
pegs thinkr t
their tall r .ta , . 0
vestigator. r , r 1 1.e I s ;3
ing of small act