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THE NEWS-HERALD, HILLSBORO, OHIO, THURSDAY, APRIL 2, 1914
11 The Mystery
i Boule Cabinet
By BURTON E. STEVENSON X
T Copyright, 1813, by Burton E.
A 1 I I 4 A i 4 I I 4 i I A J 4 . 1 I I I
The Last Act of the Drana,
TIIEKi: were n number of tilings
at the ofllce demanding my
attention next uiornlug, and 1
was so ltite In Rotting there
nnd the morning passed ho rapidly
that 'when the otllce hoy came In and
announced that Mr. Grady and Mr.
Slmmonds were outside and wished to
eee me I did not, for a moment, con
nect their visit with Godfrey.
"I'm glad to see you are better,
' Slmmonds," 1 said, shaking hands
with him. "That was a close call."
"It certainly was." Slmmonds
agreed, sinking Into a chair. "If 1 had
got a little more It It. I'd never have
"Do you remember anything about
"Not a thing. One minute we were
sitting there talking together as nice
ns you please and the next thlrtg. I
knew was when I woke up in the
"Where's that man Godfrey?" broke
In Grady. "I won't wait for him. He
can't make me do that! Come along,
"Wait a minute." I broke in. as the
outer door opened. "Perhaps that's
And so it proved. He came In ac
companied by a man whom I knew to
bo Arthur Shearrow, chief counsel for
Godfrey nodded all around.
"The object of this conference, Les
ter, Is to straighten out certain matters
connected with the MIcbaelorltch dla
monds and incidentally to give the
Record the biggest scoop It has had
"I ain't here to fix up no scoop for
the Record." broke in Grady. "That
paper never did treat me right."
"It has treated you as well as you
deserved," retorted Godfiey. "I'm go
ing to talk plainly to you, Grady.
Your goose is cooked. You can't hold
on for an hour after last night's get
away becomes public. I understand
you wouldn't let Slmmonds telephone
for me last night?"
"That's right. It wasn't none of
"Perhaps not. And yet if I had been
there the cleverest thief In Paris, if not
in the world, would be safe behind
those chrome nickel steel bars at the
Twenty-third street station Instead of
at liberty to go ahead and rob some
body else. You ought lo have seen
through his disguise. That's your
business, Grady. I haven't anything
against you personally, and I admit
that It was foolish of me to stand
there talking to Crochard. and never
BUspect who be was. but that's all be
side the mark. You're at the head of
'the detective bureau, and you're the
man who is responsible for all this.
You're energetic enough and all that,
but you're not fit for your Job. It's
too big for you, and you know it
Take my advice and go to the phone
there and scud In your resignation."
"Was it to tell me that you got me
"No," said Godfrey; "I got you here
The outer door opened again, and
Godfrey looked toward it. smiling.
"Moosseer Plggott!" announced the
And then I almost bounodd from my
seat for 1 would have sworn that the
man who stood on the threshold was
the man who had opened the secret
Ho came forward, looking from face i
to face: then his eyes met Godfrey's,
and be smiled.
"Behold that I am here, monsieur,"
be said, and I started anew at the
voice, for it was the voice of Crochard.
"I hope that I have not kept you wait
ing." "Not at all, monsieur." Godfrey as
sured him and placed a chair for him.
"I went down the bay this morning
and met the Suvole," he said. "1 re
lated to M. PIgot last ulght's occur
rences, and begged him to be prespnt
at this meeting. He w.is good enough
to agree. I assure you." he added,
seeing Grady's look, "that this Is M.
PIgot, of the Pnrls detective bureau
and not Crochard."
"Oh, yes." said M. PIgot. with a dep
recating shrug, "I am myself and
greatly humiliated that I should have
fallen so readily Into the trap which
Crochard set for me. He is a very
clever man but some day I shall get
him; every pitcher to the well goes
once too often. There is no hope of
finding him here in New York?"
"I am afraid not," said Godfrey.
"Don't be too sure of that!" broke in
Grady ponderously. "I ain't done yet
not by no manner of means!"
"Pardon me for not introducing you,
M. PIgot," said Godfrey. "This gentle
man is M,r. Grady, who has been the
head of our detective bureau; this is
Mr. Slmmonds. a member of his staff;
this is Mr. Lester, an attorney and
friend of mine; and this is Mr, Shear
row, my personal counsel. Mr. Grady,
Mr. Slmmonds and Mr. Lester were
preseDt, last night," he added blandly,
"when Crochard opened the secret
"Is it. true that the theft of ttio
Mlchaelovltch diamonds was planned
by Crochard?" asked Godfrey.
"Undoubtedly. No other thief ltf
France would bo capable of it. Ho ar
ranged the affair so cloverly that we
were wholly unable to convict him
unless we should And him with the
stolen brilliants in his possession."
"And you were not able to do that?"
"No; we could discover no trace of
the brilliants, though we searched for
"But you did not know of the Boule
cabinet and of the secret drawer?"
"No; cf that we knew nothing. 1
must examine that tamous cabinet"
"It Is worth examining. Aud it has
nn interesting history. But you did
know, of course, that Crochard would
seek n market- for the diamonds heio
"Wo I'jiew that he would try to do
so, and we did everything in our power
to prevent it. We especially relied
upon your customs depattmeut"
"The customs people did then' pait,"
said Godfrey, with a chuckle. "They
have quite upset the country! But the
diamonds got in In spite of them. for.
of course, a cabinet Imported by a
mau so well known and so above sus
picion us Mr. Vantlne was passed with
out question!" ,
"Crochard won't try to sell them."
"Won't try to sell them?" echoed
Grady. "What's the icasou he won't?"
"Because he hasn't got them," an
swered Godfrey, smiling with nn el
dently deep enjoyment of Grady's d.iz
"Oh. come off!" "aid that worthy dis
gustedly. "If he hasn't got 'em I'd like
to know who has!"
"1 have." said Godfrey, and cleared
my desk with a sweep of his arm.
"Spread out your handkerchief. Les
ter." and i's 1 dazedly obcyefl he pick
ed up a little leather bag. opened It
and poured nut Its contents In a spar
kling flood. "There" he added, turn
ing to Grady, "are the Mlchaelovltch
"There are the Mlchaelovltch dia
"But I don't understand!" Grady
gasped. "Have you got Crochard
"No such luck," said Godfrey.
"Do you mean to say he'd give these
up without a tight!"
"My dear Grady." said Godfrey. "I
haven't seen Crochaid since the min
ute you took him off tho boat. I'd
have had him, if you had let Slmmonds
call mo. That's what I had planned.
But he was too clever for us. J knew
that he would come today"
"You knew that he would come to
day?" repeated Grady blankly. "How
did you know thator is It merely hot
"I knew that he would come." said
Godfrey, curtly, "because he wrote and
told me so."
M. Plgot laughed a dry little laugh, j
"The trouble was," continued God
frey, "that I didn't look for him so
early In the day, and so he was uble
to send me on a wild .goose chase
after a sensation that didn't exist.
There's where I was a fool. But I
discovered the secret drawer ten days
ago while tho cabinet was still at
Vantlne's the evening after tho veiled
lady got her letters. It was easy
enough. I am surprised you didn't
think of it Lester."
"Think of what?" I asked.
"Of the key to the mystery. The
drawer containing tho letters was on
the left side of the desk; I saw at
once that there must be another draw
er, opened In tho same way, on the
"I didn't see It" I said. VI don't
3ee It yet"
"Think a minute. Why waff Drouet
killed? Because he opened the wrong
drawer. He pressed the combination
at the right side of the desk, Instead
of that at the left side. The fair Julie
must have thought the drawer was on
the right side, instead of the left It
"was a mistake very easy to make,
since her mistress doubtless bad her
back, turned when Julio saw her open
the drawer. The suspicion that It was
Julio's mistake becomes certainty
when she shows the combination to
Vantlne, and he is killed, too. Be
sides, the veiled lady herself made a
remark which revealed the whole
story. She said she was accustomed
to opening he drawer with her left
hand, Instead of with her right After
that, there could be no further doubt
So I discovered the drawer very
"Ves." I said, "and then?"
"Then I removed the Jewels, took
them down to a dealer in pasto gems
and duplicated them as closely ns I
could. I had n hard tlmo getting a
trnnt mnr nf title htr man iHflmnnrl." '
Crochard Writes an Epilogue.
GODFREY picked the big dia
mond from tho heap and held
it up between his Angers.
"It's a beauty, Isn't it?" ho
M. Plgot smiled a dry smile.
"It is tho Mazarln." ho said, "and
is worth three million francs. There
is a copy of it at tho Louvre."
"Well," continued Godfrey, "after I
got tho duplicates, I rolled them up in
tho cotton packets, and placed them
back In the drawer, being careful to
put the Mazarln at the bottom, where
I had found It. Crochard knew that
the game was up the instant he opened
the first packet. Do you suppose ho
would be deceived? Not by the best
reproduction ever made!"
And then I remembered tho slow
flush which had crept into Crochard's
checks as be opened that first packet
"I didn't expect to deceive him,"
Godfrey explnlned. "I Just wanted to
give him a little surprise. And to
think I wasn't there to see It!"
"But If ho knew they were imita
tions." I protested, "why should bo go
to all that trouble to steal them?"
"That is what puzzled me last night,"
said Godfrey, "and. for that matter, it
puzzles me yet but I'm ready to turn
these diamonds over to you. I should I
like you to count them, nnd give me a I
receipt for them." j
"And then, of course, you will write
the story," sneered Grady, "and- give
yourself all the credit"
"Well." asked Godfrey, looking at
him, "do you think you deserve any?"
And Grady could only crimson and
keep silent "As for the story, it is al
ready written. It will be on the streets
In ten minutes, and It will create a sen
sation. Please count the diamonds.
You will find 210 of them."
"That is the exact number stolen
from the grand duke," remarked M.
Pigot and fell to counting. The num
ber was 210.
"Mr. Shearrow has the receipt,"
Godfrey added. And Shearrow took a
paper from his 'pocket, unfolded it nnd
read the contents.
It proved to be not only a receipt,
but a full statement of the facts of the
case, without omitting the details of
the robbery and the credit due the
Record for the recovery of the dia
monds. Grady's face grew redder and
redder as the reading proceeded.
"I won't sign no such testimonial as
that," he blustered. "Not on your life
"Your resignation was accepted at
noon today by the mayor," said God
frey. "My resignation!" snorted Grady. "I
never wrote one!"
"Tell the public that if you want
to," retorted Godfrey coldly. "That's
your affair. You ought to have phoned
it in when I told you to. Now, Slm
monds." Grady crashed his hat upon his head,
strodo to the door, Jerked it open and
banged It behind htm.
"Now. Slmmonds," Godfrey repeat
ed, us tho echo died away, and Slm
monds came forward and signed. I
witnessed the signatures, and Godfrey,
with more eagerness than be had
shown in the whole affair, caught up
the paper and sprang with it to the
"Get that down to the office as quick
as you can," be said to a man outside.
"I'll phone instructions. That," ho
added, closing the door and turning
back to us, "Is my reward for all this,
or, rather, the Record's reward. And
Bow, gentlemen, Mr. Shearrow has hia
car below, and I think we would better
drive around to some safe deposit box
with this plunder."
It was perhaps ten days afterward
that Godfrey dropped In to see me
one evening. "Lester," ho said, "I am
going to claim that cabinet"
"On what grounds?" I demanded.
"Because the man who owned It
gave it to me," nnd be got a paper out
of his pockctbook and banded it across
I opened It and recognized tho dell
cate and feminine writing which I bad
seen once before.
My Dear Sir I find that I made the mis
take of underestimating you, and I pre
lent you my sincere apologies. I trust
that at some future time It may be my
privilege to be again engaged with you.
The result la certain to be most Interest
ing. But at present I And that 1 must
return to Europe by La Bretagne, since
after the trouble I have taken It Is Im
possible that I should consent to part with
the brilliants of his highness the grand
duke. As a slight souvenir of my high re
gard I trust you will be willing to accept
the cabinet Boule. which I am certain that
good M. Lester will surrender to you If
you show to him this letter. The cabinet
la not only interesting in Itself, but will
be doubly so to you because of the part
It has played In our little comedy. And I
should like to know that it adorns a cor
ner of your home.
Till we meet again, dear sir, believe me
your sincere admirer,
' "He's a good sport, isn't ho?" asked
Godfrey, as I silently banded the let
ter back to him. "What do you say
about the cabinet?"
"I suppose there Is no doubt that
Crochard bought It," I said.
"So that It Is mine now?"
"Yes; when did La Bretagne sail?"
"A week ago today. She is due at
Havre in the morning."
"Did yon warn them?""
"Warn them of -what?"
"That Crochard is after the dia
monds. They went back on La Bre
tagne, I suppose?"
"Yes and Plgot went with thorn. Ho
why should I warn any ono? Surely
th.ey know that Crochard will get
those diamonds if ho can. It has be
come a sort of point of honor with
him, I Imagine. It Is up to them to
take caro of them."
"That oughtn't to bo difficult," I
said. "Tho strong room of a liner is
about the safest place on earth."
"Yes," Godfrey agreed and blew a
mcditatlvo ring toward tho celling.
And presently ho went nwny with
out saying anything more.
Two weeks later a black headlino
caught my eyo;
M1CHAELOVITCH JEWELS FALSE!
French Detective Takes Back Paste Im
itations From America.
Fraud Discovered When the Grand Duke
Michael Sends Them to a Jeweler
to Be Reset
I bad no need to read the article
which followed, for I saw in a flash
what had occurred. I saw, too, why
Crochard had retained tho paste Jew
elshe had use for them. How or
where the substitution had been made
I could only guess.
Who, 1 wondered, had bought the
Mazarln? Surely there was a diamond
most difficult to sell. It could, of
course, be cut up. But that would be
sacrilege. Ono morning In the personal
column of Le Matin appeared a notice,
of which this is the English:
To M. the Director of the Museum of the
It has been my good fortune to come
Into possession of the rose diamond known
as the Mazarln. It is my wish to restore
It to your collection In order that It may
tin Inncnr hn nnnesRiirv tn delude the nub
ile with an imitation 6f colored glass. It
will give me great pleasure to present this
brilliant to you with my compliments pro
vided his highness the Grand Duke Mi
chael, who preceded me in possession of
the diamond, will join me In the gift
Should he refuse It will be my melancholy
duty to cleave the diamond Into a num
ber of smaller stones, as It Is too large
for my use. But I hope that he will not
What could the grand duke do? To
havo refused, would have made him
the butt of the boulevards. Besides,
he was, after all, losing nothing which
he had not already lost So, with a
better grace than one might have ex
pected, he consented to Join In the res
toration. Two days later the direc
tor of the Louvre discovered a packet
upon his desk. He opened It nnd
'ouiid within the Mazarln. When you
visit the Louvre, you will see it in the
place of honor in the glass case In the
center of the gallery of Apollo, with
an attendant on guard beside it
And Crochard? 1 do not know. 'Each
morning. I read first the news from
Paris, searching for the "Invlnciblo"
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