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Farmers and Hants Balk
Cllpton Street, Hickman, Kentucky.
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nL on reafhlns; Ma
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, .1 1 1 door. Janitor
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CHAPTEn XI Continued.
let i ' ,nn( contnullcled.
r w "T hi toe comrllca
T j 'it ' u met mn on the
p i-' i o'clockf
'te 'ri r n aisca mo to lunch at
Its' T 1 I U aTt) your
-t -, ' ' ' t nt two."
I7cj, 0, - tcatlfr thnt ho
c '3 ' - rr ro In lrnlns-
kl itd r '-.--a nl nbout onr. At
b l ' -1 r i n tltls divan, bound
prtJ tr r-zrtesy of your friend.
A-' t Vw nbn wa I with you
(tttMrn c rloc to th minute, yeji
'Xfrcr m'sl At ten minute .to
in 1 i a cab from hero to tlio
l3cri.il t'-b. liero I dined at
ire" Intcrpoied the
I took yer there,
r -j f jllowed me arouad
r cn o'clock, until
mm r a- r-T lc with confuilon. "
IXl C'.fr I didn't. lAvn 'thn
Itcriiil t"t 1 a uuartiT in fttevnn.
i!l tb j a ' le as I underatand It.
art -ft nR that, liarlna; given
1 1.1 thll (ro-j'jln tml.1V. nn,t knnw.
Flint jru were after mo, I dellber
'J Into a cab 15 mlnutea
X Mice rp Fifth nrenue at auch
ihftk r pfd thnt tlil.
htMlt wai a runaway, nnd 'flnaily
pj en ana ran upstairs hero to
'i rti.;rcr tnreo tlraea, for rio'pur-
f h ICil'.rr Imrnnit l,.ln.lr.- '..
Ftlftnta t'- jt my oaraT"
pbf i jaw rarsed, Tho cabby o.
4t!a:: r-svrred his mouth with a
P K Taw and mada rlinLlni-
I Pin n n
lJr' I kr.w What I'm nln Ti,l
J fh ,7 'l ''Shi. but r sot tlit,
pa ra liin thin time. Lcmme
rI( 1.' n 'a roil lil. .hn..i.i..
' niri III. fn til .1
l' vvch done It"
tallfteHyou" Alaltland cut.la.
fJm If r-u'll do Rood enoush' to
a -J concisely narrated tho
l - icn i sitiihoura, beglnnlns
L . ", 11 n he had dlscoy
,. , 'iuuur. novo
ttkt t:',-.u,cd ,,,mgc,f for ,h0
li.,T. h.34. r:.cal,ei1 'row U'Bslna
. ' " ' "iiun oi mo Krny
I i. , ncv ana con-
, . .. iiiiu cniiea up from tho
En l . flit' "'tanHallni? his
lJ"-'a,,nB receiver that
ti'lill.rr': Whon Maltland
W-r'w , "5 u8 -mllod
' ItJ' h. ru,;h ,nvcn,''. "Very
lU ik -veil c-n tell It
Mea,;, 1 -morrow. ora.
fat a r-n.,1. in ' "ow corao
h'li 'rA rfi i r 10 llteal omo
k V?.,?"t w :. Where
L7;w'M Pursued Mr. lllckoy, true
leutb- .' c,'uanl,nlty. "Serious-
rkrt i,,B r 70U lry,nS to mako a
rt,U 1 m of itC0nK wy own
,t4ao:"tfrabllnd. 'Kd thafi
lime1" tmU 6,anco ,owar,i
Tht Detective Stepped Forward and Unlocked the Handcuff.
enough. Officer, take tills man to the
station; I'll mako tho complaint"
Tho policeman healtatcU. and at this
Juncturo O'llngan put In an appear
nnce, lugclng a heary brown-paper
"lies pardon, M lather Maltland,
"Tha crowd at tho dure, or. Is dish-
porsed," tho janitor reported. "A
couplo ay copa kem along an' fanned
cm. They ro nakln' for tho two av
yocs," with n careless nod to tho io
llccman and dctcctlvo.
"Vch heard what I said," Itlckcy an.
iwered the officer's look.
Tin thlnklaV O'llagan puraued,
calmly Ignoring; tho presenco of tho
outsiders, "thot theso do bo tho soot
that domned thafo nv tbo worruld atolo
off yo tho day, aor. A la-ad brought
ut at a) cloven o'clock, sor, wld partic
ular rayquest thot ut bo dayllvercd to
yo al onco. Tho paptr'a tore, on "
"O'llagan," Maltland ordered sharp
ly, "undo that parcel. I think I can
satisfy you now, sleuth. What kind of
a ault did your lunciicon acquaintance
"An" hero ut U," O'llngan an
nounced, arraying tho clothing upon a
chair. "Iv'ry doom' thing, aven down
to tho socks. And a noto for ye, aor."
As ho shook out tho folds of tho
coat a square wl.lto cnrclopo dropped
to tho floor; tho Janitor rctrlovcd and
offered It to his em ploy or.
"Dear Mr. Maltland. M ho read
aloud; "'As you will probably sur
tntto, my motlre In thus restoring to
you n portion of your property la not
nltogolhcr uninfluenced by personal
and selfish considerations. In brief, I
wish to dtsovcr whether or not you
aro to bo at homo to-night. If not, 1
shall take plcaruro In calling; It tho
contrary, I shall fcol that In Justlco to
myself I must forego tho plcasuro of
Improving an acquaintance begun un
der ausptcca so unfavorable. In cither
case, permit mo to thank you for tho
uso of your wardrobe which, quaintly
onougb, has outlived Us usefulness to
me; a fat-headed dctcctlvo named
Illckoy will toll you why and to ex
tend to you expression of my highest
consideration. Hollo vu mo, I am en
viously yours, Daniel Anlsty' Signed,"
added Illckoy mechanically, hla face
Ily way of reply, but ungraciously,
tho dctectlvo ntepped.forward nd un
locked tha handcuffs.'
Maltland stood erect, smiling.
"Thank you very much, oleuth. I
shan't forget you. . . . O'llngan,"
tossing tho Janitor tho keys from his
dosk, "you'll find some ah loraoa
pop end root-bocr In tbo buffet. This
ofllco: and hU frloudt will no doubt
join you In t friendly drluk down
stairs. Cabby, I want a word with
you. . , . Good morning, ucntlo
mcn. Good morning, sleuth."
And bo showed them tbo door. "I
shall bo nt your sorvlco, ofllcer," he
called ovor tho lanltor's shouldor, "nt
any timo to morrow morning. If not
bero, O'llagan will tell you where to
find mn. And, O'llngan!" Tbo "milter
(ell back. "Keep thoui at lcul an
hour," Maltland told him guardedly.
"And my nothing."
Tbo Irishman pledged his discretion
by a silent look. Maltland turned back
to tho cabby.
"You did me a good turn, Just now"
"Don't mention It, sir; I'vo carried
you hot ten beforo this evenln', and ex
cuso my sayln' so I never 'ad a fare
as tipped 'nndsomcr. It's a real pleas
ure, sir, to bo of service."
"Thank you," returned Maltland.
eying blm in speculatlvo wise. "I
Tho man was a rough, burly English
man of ono of tbo most Intelligent, If
not Intellectual, kind; the Ilritlsh cab
by, as a typo, lias few superiors for
sheer quickness of wit and under
standing. This man had been sharp
ened and tempered by bis contact
with American conditions. Ills eyes
wcro shrowd, bis faco honest If weather-beaten,
his attltudo respectful.
"I'vo another uso for you to-night,"
Maltland decided, "If you aro at lib
erty and discreet!" The final word
was a question, flung over his shoul
der as ho turned toward the escritoire.
"Yes, sir," said tho man thought
fully. "I alius can drlvo, sir, even
when I'm drlnkln' 'ardest and can't
"Yes? You'vo been drinking to
nlgbtT" Maltland smiled quietly, stand
ing at tho small wrltlng-doslc and ex
tracting a roll of bills from a con
"I'm fair blind, sir."
"Very well." Maltland turned and
extended his hand, and dcsplto his
professed nMlctlon, tho cabby's eyes
bulged as he appreciated tho also of
"My worrdl" he gasped, stowing it
away In tho cavernous depths of a
"You will wait outside." said Malt
land, "until I cotno out or or send
somebody for you to tako wherever
directed. Oh, that's all right not an
other word I"
Tho door closed behind tho over
whelmed nlghthnwk, and tho latch
clicked loudly, for n spaco Maltland
stood In tho hallway, troubled, appro
bcnslvo, heart strangely oppressed,
vision clouded by tho memory of tho
girl as ho had seen bor only a few
minutes since; as sho had stood bo
non(h tbo chandelier, after acting
upon her primary clear-headed Itnpulsu
to glvo hor rescuer tho aid of tho
Ho seemed to recall very clearly her
slight llgure, swaying, a-qulver with
flight mid Bollcltudo caro for hlml
her fnco, sensitive nnd sweet beneath
Its ruddy crown of hair, that of a
child waking from ovll dreams, her
eyes seeking his with their dumb mcs
Bago of appeal and of . , , IIo
dared not uama what else,
Forlorn, pitiful, little flgurol Odd It
soemcd that he should fear to face her
again, alone, that ho should linger re
luctant to cross tho threshold of his
study, mistrustful and afraid ullko of
himself and of her a thief.
For what should be say to hor,
other than tho wards that voiced tho
hunger of bis heart? Yet It he
suoks . . words such as those
to to a thief . . . what would b
tho end of It all?
What did It matter? Surely he,
who knew tho world wherein he lived
and moved nnd had his being, knew
bitter well tbo worth of Its verdicts.
Th. World might go hang, for all ho
cared. At least his Ufa was hid own,
wheiher to mako or to mar, and ho
hail sot to answer for It to any power
this sldo of tho gates of darkness.
And If by any act of bis tho world
should be given a man and a woman In
exchango for a thief and an Idler, per
haps In tho final reckoning his Ufa
might not bo accounted altogether
wasted, . . .
IIo set back his shoulders and In
spired deeply, eyes lightening; and
stepped Into tho study, resolved.
"Miss" ho called huskily; and
stopped, reminded that not yet did he
oven know her name.
"It Is safe now," ho amended, more
clearly and steadily, "to como out. If
Ho heard no response. Tho long
gleaming folds of tha portieres hung
motionless. Still, n sharp and staccato
clutter of hoofs that had risen a tUe
street, might hnvo drowned her voice.
"If you please ?" he sold again,
Tho silence sang sibilant In his
oars; nnd ha grow conscious of a
senso of anxiety and fear stifling In
At length, striding forward, with a
swift gesture ho flung the hangings
Gently but with decision Sergt
Jllcke- set his faco against the allure
ment of his wlnc-cup and the Impor
tunities of his fellow-omccrs.
IIo was tired, he affirmed with a
weary nod; tho lateness of tho hour
rendered him quite Indisposed for con
vivial dalliance. Even tho sight of
O'llagan, seduction Incarnated, In tho
vestibule, a bottle under either arm.
clutching a box of cigars Jealously
With both hands, failed to- move the
tomfy'rato soul. - '
"Nah," ho waved temptation aside
with a gesture of .finality. "I don't
guess I'll take nothln' to-night, thanks
And, wheeling, shaped a course for
The early morning nlr breathed chill
but grateful to his fevered brow. Odd
ly enough, In view of tho fact that he
had Indulged in no very violent exor
cise ho found himself perspiring pro
fusely. Now and again ho saw fit to
pause, removing his hat and utilizing
a largo soiled bandana with grim
At such times bis faco would be up
turned, eyes trained upon the dim In
flnltos beyond the pale moon-smltton
sky. And ho would sigh profoundly
not the lurnaco sign or a lover tninK
Ing of his mistress, but tho heartfelt
and moving sigh of the man of years
and cares who has drunk deep of that
cup of bitterness called Unappreciated
Then, tucking the clammy bandana
Into a hip pockot, and withdrawing his
yearning gazo from tho heavens, would
struggle on, with a funereal counte
nance as the outward and vlslblo mani
festation of a mind burdened with
mundano concerns; such as (on
might Bhrowdly Burmlso) that auto
graphed portrait of a deputy commis
sioner of pollco which tho dctcctlvo's
lynx-llko eyes had discovered on Malt
land's cscrltolro, unhappily, toward
the close of their conference, or, pos
sibly, tho mighty processes of depart;
mental law, with Its attendant annoy
ances of charges preferred, hearings
beforo an obviously prejudiced yet
high-prlnclplod martinet, reprimands
nnd rulings, reductions In rank,
"breaking," transfers; or yet n third
possibility with the prevailing rato
cf wago as contrasted between detec
tlvo and "sidewalk-pounder," nnd the
cost of living ns contrasted betweon
Manhattan, on tho one hand, and Ja
maica, Ilronxvlllc, or St. George, Sta
ten Island, on tho other.
A dlmly-llghtcd side-entrance pros
cntly loomed Invitingly in the ser
geant's path. Ho glanced 4ip, some
thing surprised to tlnd himself on
Sixth nveuuo; then, bowod with the
fatigue of a busy day, turnod aside,
entering a dingy back room separated
from tha bar proper (at that Illicit
hour) by a curtain of grCcn bulro. A
number of tables whoso sloppy lint
tatlon rosewood tops shone dimly la
tho murky gosllght, wero set about,
hero and tbore, for tho accommodation
of a herd of sleepy-eyed, cane-burdened
Into a vacant chair beside ono o
these tho dctcctlvo dropped, and famil
iarly requcstod tho Janlern-Jawed
waltor, who presently bitstlod to hit
sldo, to "Hack tnch up a tub of suds,
(leorgo. , . . Nah," In response to
a concerned query, "I olu't fcolla' u(
to much to night."
(TO BIS CONTINUED.)
She How Is It your elstor didnl
He O, tho doctor has forblddm
hor. IIo says she must not stag U(
She Does a Uv twor hut
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