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Farmers anil Merchants Bank
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Reglaterlng Under the Name of "Mr. Daniels."
There war a hrlnht spot of color on
either chrt-k and a hot light of anger
in her ryes ns nho set about her task.
It would nerv b lass hideous, never
Tho desk draweta yielded easily to
the eager keys. Ono bv ono she bad
them open and tl.clr tx.ntents oiplorcd
vain repetition of joaterday nftor
noon's fruitless task. Hut sho must
bo Hurt, sho must loavo no stono un
turned. Mnttlnnd Mnnor vrna closed
lo her for ever, becauso of last night.
Dut here sho wns safo for a few short
hours, nnd freo to wako ansuranca
Thcro remained tho dispatch box,
tho black Japanned tin box which had
proved obdurate yesterday. Sho had
coma prepared to break Its lock this
time. If need bo; Maitland's caroless
ncsa tpnrcd her tho necessity.
Shu lifted It out of a lower drawer,
nnd put It In her lap. The smallest
hey fitted tho lock at the first attempt.
Tho lid camo up and
Perhaps It Is not altogether discred
itable that ono should temporarily for
get ono's compunctions In tho King-do-ferrcd
moment of triumph. The girl
uttered a llttlo cry of joy.
Crash! tho front door downstairs
had been slammed,
Sho was on her feet In a breath,
faint with fear. Yet not so ovorcomo
that sho forgot her errand, her buc
cess. As ilio stood up sho dropped
tho d!pV-i box back Into tho drawer,
without sound, nnd, opening her
hand-bag, slurred something Into It.
No tlmo to dr more; a dull nimble
of mascullno voices was distinctly,
frightfully ntiiTblo In tho stillness-of
tho homo; vceo of men conversing
together In tho Inner vestibule, Ono
laughod, and tho laugh scorned to
penetrato her bosom llko n knlfo. Then
both strodo across tho tiling nnd began
to ascend, nc wns cloarly told hor by
footsteps sounding deadened on the
I'anlc-atrlcken, she turned to tho
student lamp and with n quick twirl
and upward Jerk of tho chlmnoy-cntch
extinguished tho flume. A reck of
smoke Immediately began to foul tho
clo.se, hot ulr; nnd sho know that It
would betray tier, but was helpless to
Mop It. llosldes, sho was caught,
(tapped, damned boyond redemption
unluss unless It wero not Maltland,
aftur all, but ono of the other tenants,
unexpectedly returnod and bound for
Futllo hope. Upon tho landing by
tllo door tho footsteps censed; and a
key grated In tho wards of tho lock.
Dllnd with terror, hor solo thought
an Instinctive Impulse to hldo and so
avert discovery until tho last posslblo
Instant, and ou tho baro chonco of
somothlng happonlug to save her, tho
girl caught up her skirts nnd Med llko
a hunted sliudow through tho alcovo,
thrrugh tho bed chamber, thenco down
tho halt toward tho dining room and
Tho uutor door was bnlng opened
oro sho had reached tho hiding place
sho bad In mlud the trunk closet
from which, sho lemumbored remark
ing, a wludow opened upon a flro
escapo. It was barely posslblo, a
She cloed the door, grateful that
Its latch slipped silently Into place.
and fairly Hung herself upon the win
dow, painfully bruising her soft hands
In vain endeavor to ralso tho sash. It
stuck nhstlnatoly, would not yield.
Too late, sho remembered that sho
had forguttcn to draw tho catch
fatal oversight! A sob of terror
choked In her throat. Already foot
steps were hurrying down tho hall; a
lino of light brightened underneath
tho door; voices, excitedly keyed.
bandied question nnd comment, nn un-
mtstaknblo Irish broguo mlnglng with
a clear enunciation which sho had but
too great reason to remember. Tho
pair bad passed Into tho noxt room.
Sho could hear O'llagan announcing:
"So wan here, sor."
"Thon It's tho dining room, or the
trunk closet. Como nlong!"
One Inst, frantic nttempt! Hut tho
window catch, rusted with long dis
use, stuck. I'antlng, sick with fear,
tho girl leaped nway and crushed her
self Into a corner, crouching on tho
floor behind a heavy box, her dark
cloak drawn up to shield her head.
And the door opened.
A flood of radlanco from tho re
lighted student lamp fell athwart tho
floor. Tho girl lay closo and still, hold
ing her breijth.
Ten seconds, pcrhnps, ticked on Into
eternity; seconds that were In them
selves eternities. Then: "No ono
Tho door was closed, and through
Its panels moro faintly camo: "Faith,
and tho murdherlng dlvvlo must 've
flew th coop nforo yo como In.sor."
Tho Girl tried to rise, to make again
for tho window; but It wns ns .though
her limbs had turnod to water; there
was no strength In her; nnd the black
ness swam visibly before her eyes, ra
diating awny In whirling, streaky cir
cles. Even such resolution nnd strong will
as was hers could not prevail against
that numbing, deathly exhaustion. Her
eyes closed and her head fell back
agnlnst tho wall.
It scorned but an Instnnt (though
It was In point of fact a full flvo min
utes) ore the sound of n voice again
Sho lookod up, dazzled by a gush
of warm light.
lie stood In tho doorway, holding th
lamp high above his head, his face
palo, gruyo, and shadowed as i
peered down at her,
"I have sent O'llagan away," he
said, gently. "It you will please to
The cah whIUi picked Maltland up
at his lodgings carried him but n few
blocks to tho club at which ho had, tho
provlouu evening, entertained his law
yer, Maltland had selected It as the
ono of nil tho clubs of which ho and
Ilauucrman woro members, wherein
he was least llkuly to meet tho latter
Nolther frequented Its sober precincts
by habit. Its savore and classical
building on n cornor of Madi
son aveuuo overlooking the square, U
but tho outward presentment of on In
stitution to be a member of which !
a duty, but emphatically no grest
pleasure, to tbo sons of a New Yorh
family of any prominence.
Hut In Its management the younger
generation holds no suffrage; and Is
not slow to dcclnro that tho Primordial
Is rightly named, characterizing tho
Individual members of tho board of
governors ns antediluvians, prchlstorlo
monsters who have nover learned that
laughter lends a savor to existence
And so It Is that tho younger genera
tion (which Is understood to Include
Maltland nnd Banaeraan), whllo It re
ligiously pays Its dues nnd has the
name of tho PrlmiArdlal engraved upon
Its cards, shuna those deadly respec
table rooms and seeks Its comfort else
where. Maltland found It dull and depress
ing enough, that samo evening, tomo
thlng boforo seven. The spacious and
Impressive lounging rooms were but
sparsely tenanted, other than by the
ennuled corps of servants; and tho
few members who had lent the open
doors tho excuse of their presence
wcre of tho elderly type that hides
Itself behind n newspaper In an easy
chair and snorts when addressed.
Tho young man strolled disconso
lately enough Info t'ue billiard room,
thence (dogged by a specter of lone
llncts) to the bar, and finally. In sbftor
desperation, to the dining room, whro
ho selected a tablo nnd ordered an
ovcnlng paper with his meal.
When the former was brought hlra,
ho sat up and began to take a new In
terest In life. Tho glaring head-lines
that mot his cyo on the front page
proied as bracing as a slap la the
"The Mnltland Jewels,'" he read,
half aloud: "'Daring Attempt at Ilurg
lary "Mad" Mnltland Catches "Hand
some Dan" Anlsty In tho Act of Crack
ing His Safe at Maltland Manor.
Which Was Which? Both Principals
Tho news-story was exploited as a
"beat;" It could have been llttlo else,
slnco nine-tenths of Us "exclusive da
tails" had been born full-wlnged from
the fecund Imagination of a busy re
porter to whom Maltland had refused
an Interview whllo In his bath, some
threo hours earlier. Mnltland discov
ered with relief that boiled down to es
sentials It consisted simply of tho
statement that somebody (presumably
himself) had caught somebody (pre
sumably Anlsty) burglarizing tho II
brnry eafo at Maltland Manor that
morning; that one of tho somebodies
(no ono know which) had ovorpowcred
the other nnd left blm In charge of the
butler, who had presently permitted
his prisoner to cscapo and then tatkod
It was not to this so much that Malt
land objected. It was tho Illustra
tions that alternately saddened and
maddened the young man; tho said Il
lustrations comprising blurred half
tono reproductions of photographs
taken on tho Maltland estate; a dhv
gram of tho library, as fanciful as tho
text-It Illuminated, nnd two portraits,
sldo by side, of tho heroes, himself
and Anlsty, excellent likenesses both
of the originals and of each other.
Mr. Multlaud did not enjoy his din
ner. Anxious and preoccupied, he tasted
tho dishes mechanically; and when
they had all passed before blm, took
his thoughts and a cigar to a gloomy
corner of tho smoking room, whero ha
sat for two solid hours, debating the
matter pro and con, and arriving at
no conclusion whatever, save that Hlg
gins was doomed.
At 10:15 ho began to contemplata
with positive pleasure tho prospect ol
discharging tho butler. That, at least,
was action, something that he could
do; wherever elso ho thought to mova
ho found himself baffled by tho blank
darkness of mystory, or by his fear
of publicity and ridicule.
At 10:20 he decided to move upon
Greenfields at once, and tolcphonod
O'Hagan, advising him to profess ig.
nnranco ot his employer's whore
abouts. At 10:2:, or In tho midst of his ad
monitions to tho Janitor, he changed
his mind and decided to stay In New
York; and Instructed the Irishman
to bring him a suit caso containing s
.'-iw necessaries; Ids intention being tc
fMy out tho night at tho club, and to
i-YoId the matutinal slego of his lodg
ings by reporters nnd dotectives.
At 10:45 a club servant banded him
the card of a representative t the
Evening Journnl. Maltland directed
that the gentleman be shown Into the
M 10:46 ho skulked out of the club
by a side entrance, Jumped Into a cab
and had hlmsolt driven to tbo East
Thirty-fourth street fero'i arriving
there Just In time to miss the last
train for Greenfields
Deniod the sheltor alike of his lodg
ings, his club, and his country home,
tho young man in despair caused blm
solf to bo conveyed to tho Hartholdl
hotel, whoro, possessed of n dovll ol
folly, ho preserved his incognito by reg
storing uudcr the uatno ot "M. Dan
iels." And straightway retired to hU
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