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SYNOPSIS. |
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' Mary Page, actress, is accused of the
murder of James Pollock and is defended
by her lover, Philip Langdon. Pollock
was intoxicated. At Mary's trial she admits
she had the revolver. Her maid
testifies that Mary threatened Pollock
with it previously, and Mary's leading
man implicates Langdon. How Mary disappeared
from the scene of the crime is a
mystery. Brandon tells of a strange hand
pi i.HL tic CKXW UU iUO.4 J & .
evidence shows that horror of drink produces
temporary insanity in Mary. The
defense is "repressed psychosis." Witnesses
describe Mary's flight from her intoxicated
father and her father's suicide.
Nurse Walton describes the kidnaping of
Mary by Pollock and Amy Barton tells
of Mary's struggles to become an actress
and Pollock's pursuit of her. There is
evidence that Daniels, Mary's manager,
threatened Pollock. Mary faints on the
stand and again goes insane when a policeman
offers her whisky. Daniels testi,
fies that Pollock threatened to kill Mary
and Langdon and actually attempted to
kill the latter. Two witnesses describe
Mary's flight to the street from the hotel
and her abduction by men from a gamHHni?
niace near by. Further evidence
seems to incriminate Daniels.
MAGGIE HALE
*WT THAT is your name?"
\X/ Haie-"
YY *'And jour occupation?"
For a fraction of a minute
She hesitated and then answered lightly.
"I am out of employment just at
present- i was private secretary to
Theodore Barker."
A flicker of mutual amusement shot
from Langdon's eyes to those of the
Prosecutor, and the spectators with a
whispering rustle of interest leaned
forward to stare, for "Texas" Barker
was a striking figure in the city.
' His millions amassed by the masculine
lore of "taking a chance" would
have made him notable anywhere, but
"m ~y% J-'U^ Arvlo7*<rAi]
" X'tJA-ttH I UK ^QJUiUiCi cuiaigvu
^ notability to the spectacular, though
A Flicker of Amusement Shot From
Langd on's Eyes to Those of v the
Prosecutor.
his constant clashes with the police
'had recently robbed him of some of
his more exclusive patronage.
To Mary Page alone the name Barker
B>-eant nothing, and the sudden eagerness
in her manner was due not to
the expectation of a bit of sensational
testimony, bvit because this was the
woman she ha?l been supposed to be
ion the night when the police dragged
!her to jail.
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The Stran;
MARY
The Great McClure Myi
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FRCDtKltlV LLVYio
JOHN T. M'INTYRE,
Kirk Detective Stories
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Tnis new witness was. uu?t->tn, uui j
; a woman to bring from Mary anything I
I but an uncontrollable shudder of averi
sion. For she was of the hard-mouth- I
i ed, bold-eyed type whose profession
! it is to make herself attractive to men. i
I She was the decoy of the great gam- J
J bling hell back of the Hotel Republic, j
I and Marv wondered vacuelv what on !
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j earth she could possibly know of the
i tragedy, that after so many weeks j
; seemed no nearer a solution.
The Prosecutor wondered much the j
same thing, and the Judge made a
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"Somebody tipped me off that the air
was fresher at a cabaret/'
mental note to warn Langdon that
witnesses whose characters were not
{ beyond reproach detracted from rather
I than added to a oase
Jjid Le uiixHi -liiai vesolution in the j
face of the twinkle of amnsed re^og- j
nition t?^at Maggie Hale had shot him
when she took the stand. For all
j ivlIlClS 31111 V11 inert ui Diinvvi ?->.
1 and it was with this famous place that
| Langdon's first question dealt.
"As secretary to Mr. Barker you
must huve been frequently at his establishment
back of the Hotel Republic,
were you not?"
"I was." the witness answered readily.
"But mostly in the daytime. I
had my evenings free."
"There were evenings when you were
there, though, were there not?"
"Oh, lots!" Her tone was freighted
with easy amusement "Sometimes ]
met lip with a party for dinner or a
show, and then we'd drift about to try
and bank at The House."
She smiled, and several men in the
courtroom smiled too.
^ "Miss Hale, were you a friend of
James Pollock?"
"I knew him; knew him pretty well
lie was at Barker's a good bit."
"Were you at Barkers on the night
that he was shot?"
"Yes, but early. Somebody tipped me
j on tuat tne an* avus utrsuei at. a uuuu- j
I ret."*
A sniper of repressed mirth filtered !
! through the room at this hint of the I
I big raid, but Langdon frowned.
"Had you seen Mr. Pollock that i
l day?"
i "No. Not since the night before."
"Miss Hale, isn't it true that you i
! wore Tinva ininpil thr? snDDPP mrtv I
j for the company that Mr. Pollock and
i Mr. Daniels wore giving?"
"No. I wanted to, but he said it was
purely theatrical. Then I bet him I
would come anyway."
"Why were you particularly anxious J
to atten that party?on Mr. Pollock's I
account;"
"Not on your life.' I knew that there j
! was going to be some crooked work i
; pullcJ oi'f. but I couldn't prove it. I? I
| I bad a grudjre against someone who |
| was in on ir, anu I wanted to queer !
; the deal."
i "Will you tell is please what that j
! Ul'tti *?uo*
The woman twisted her hands to- j
' aether nervously, and her eyes darted i
i among the spectators as if searching ;
: for a menacing face, then she said i
! slowly:
"The?the deal wasn't pulled off. and I
j I'd rather?tell it without any names, ;
; If I've got to tell it. I'm not keen !
, uboiit snitching on people."
"I think you may tell it as you !
I please. Should it become necessary to
; reveal the name I will ask for if."
tirm X\7*11 VTAM ;?
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; was this way." I
[ Miss Halt settled back in tier eiiair, j
I
ge Case of i
PAGE!
stery Story, Written by
In Collaboration With
Author of the Ashton
Head the Storv
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apyright. 10IS, by McClure Publication
as though she really enjoyed the inter- j
est she was creatine:.
"Barker knew* a fat lot of crooks of i
all kinds, and he had one pal called !
Riulfrp Dndlev who?wasn't all he ;
might have been, but Texas stuck to j
him because he'd helped him once a j
long time ago. It was the same with j
Larry the Josh. Larry had a soft job ;
at The House, and Texas kept him fwr j
old time's sake.
"Well, that's got nothing ro do with ;
it. except that these fellers cooked up i
a plant by which they were to get a |
girl into Jim's party. This girl is .
about the cleverest dip in New York. .
and she was to lift the jewels and the
watches and the money and everything
she could get those swift hands of
hers on. when* the party got warmed
np.
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"It was a part of the game for tier
not to be seen going in or coming out
of the hotel, so it was fixed to get the
fire-escape down and let her go up it.
When she came down again she was
to be swung up into Barker's in a
swing that is used sometimes to get
important people out of the way if j
unexpected visitors arrive."
She smiled grimly.
"And then she was to walk boldly
out the front door. Now this girl?"
"Sadie!" breathed Mary Page sud
denly, and at the name the witness j
paled and. swinging about stared at |
Mary.
"How do you know?" she began, but I
Langdon interrupted quickly:
"You say that the girl failed to carry
-?ut her part of the plot. Will you tell
ns why, please?"
"Why? Why, because Jim wasn't at
the banquet and she couldn't get In. j
There wasn't anybody else there who j
recognized ner, ana sue was cuumui^ ,
on Jim. It was fixed with him, but i
I guess he forgot, so she was loft out j
in the cold. She stuck around till j
pretty late, hoping to have a chance !
to get in on the game anyway, and |
then wlien she tried to go down the j
fire-escape she found it about as quiet j
as Broadway around eight o'clock. It i
was full of bulls and people and lights, j
so she had to go downstairs and out :
the regular way with nothing to pay !
for a wrasted evening."
"Were you in the hotel that night?" I
"I was. But not at the bemque " j
"Where were you?"
"I:i ill" ladies' writing-room on ihe
second floor." the witness answered j
w_ "
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"You say that the gir! failed to carry |
out her part of the plot.''
without the slightest hesitation J
That's around the corner from the j
banquet room.'*
"How near is that to what is known
as the 'gray suite." do you know?'"
"Of course I do. It's at the end of
that corridor."
"Can you reach the fire-escape from
'it?"
"Xo. There's a fire tower at the
vther ski'.- ol the building that you are
supposed to use. But I didn't know
that when I was seized with a desire
to write letters in that room."
"Wliiir tin:e did you Lro m tttere:
"Oh. I don't know?round u'uoui j
eleven o'clock or so."
''Did you lock out the window?"
, "Pure I di 1, lots of time?. 1 had to
do something to prevent dcnth from
boredom with my own company."
"It was ihen 11 :;r y< u found v<> .
v. : reach the fne-esrui < . w;>
it '
"Yes. But I could see it and that
was just al><-\u as important for me.
All 1 wanted was to have the ??
on a woman that had been blabbing
too much about me."
"Miss Hale, did you at any time when
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any conversation?"
"Yes."
"When?"
"Well, I wasn't wearing my wrist
watch that night so I can't tell y?u the
exact time. It wag pretty late, after
midnight I had about decided that
James Pollock, Mary Page and Philip
Langdon.
the game was due to come off pretty
quick or not at all, and bad leaned out
of the window to take a last look when
I saw the lights flash up in the next
suite/'
"Were the windows open r
"Yes."
"And you could hear talking?"
4,Yes."
"Was it a man and a woman?''
*'No; two men. One w~as shouting
pretty loudly and the other seemed to
ha nrnrrnsirifT hiTn something OT Teas
0
jsuring him. One voice seemed kind of
j familiar, but I didn't place it then because
it was thick, like a man with an
edge on. The other voice I didn't recognize.
At any rate. I heard the lush
say,
" 'Now beat it. and don't you let anybody
butt in this time. Stay where i
told you to. and for the Lord's sake
don't get run in as a sneak. Do you
get me?'
" 4I got you the first time,' growled
the other fellow. 'What the dickens
has got into you tonight, Jim? I believe
you've got something up your
sleeve you're i<ot tellinV
"'Well,' says the drunken voice,
you've been keepin' a few things up
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Mary Page.
yonr sleeve for a long time. I haven't
had an accounting &r that money yet.'
"At thar the other ?rrow;s something
and they both came to the window."
"Could you see tliemV" i.anplon s
voice shook a Iittie in his excitement.
"No. I couldn't see anything biit
their shadows. . A lall one kind of
wavering, and a shorter one.'"
"Did you hear any more'.'"
"No "Reoause iust then I heard
F>in!f-n?.p lau^h in 'i:o corridor, find I
know I he banquet must Le arriving,
and I xvanted to keei? tats on the
guest.s."
"I>id you see the defendant, ManI'age.
pass?"
| "Yes."
j "Was she alone?"
"No; Daniels, the theatrical feller, 1
was with her."
There was a sli?!it pause.
"Now, Miss Ilale," Langdon's voice
was serious, but deep with an emotion
that stirred the bewildered spectators \
with the sense of something big and j
important even though they could not j
grasp it, "did Mr. Daniels show auy j
A * ? ^ V? a thfi /lnr>r f\f
j emotion \v at-ii iic ?.uc uvui v.
I the gray suite?"
"I don't know as you would call it :
| emotion exactly. lie acted like a man ;
that hears a familiar voice. To come [
; down to facts, he stopped short and !
. listened, and it wasn't till he noticed
! that Miss Page had stopped too that 1
; he laughed loudly as if to cover up i
! something and hurried her along to
' the banquet room."
i *'I>id you sec Mr. Daniels again?"
; "Yes; a little liter. I went across to
, the. window to get an eyeful of what
; was going on" out there, but couldn't |
i see a thing, and after waiting a bit 1
I went back to the door."
j "Was anyone in the corridor?"
? ... . .
I "Yes. A kkl was waiKing aiong to- i
i wards the stairs and Daniels was j
| standing by the door of the gray suite
with one band on the knob and with
l his ear fiat against the panel."
! "Plow long did he stand there?"
"Oh, a minute or so. At first I !
I thought he was going to open the door. I
i Then he shragged his shoulders and |
| walked a step away. Just then I j
thought I heard the sound of a window j
being closed and I ran towards my j
window. Before I got there, though, ;
there was a scream and a shot and I
ran out into the hall instead. Old j
Daniels was beating it down the cor- i
ridor and Mr. Langdon here was j
standing at the door of the gray room." j
"Did you join the crowd about tb> J
i door?"
I .
"Of course I did. I was one of the
first to get into the room."
"Was the window still open?"
"No." The witness was very em- '
phatic. Her mouth shut in a tight,
line.
f "Now?be careful. Miss Hale?are j
J you sure of that?"
I "Sure? Of course I'm sure. One !
j window was open, yes. The one to the |
left hand side of the room, but the j
other one, the one through which I had j
: heard the talk, was closed. I'm dead ;
| sure of it?dead sure."
j "Miss Hale, you say you were one of ,
i the first to enter the room. Will you |
j ^ .
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j "Mr. Langdon was lifting her up in
his arms."
I
j !
1 describe exactly what you sawLangj
don moved nearer to her, and himself
' I
| listened attentively.
"I saw the body of Jim Pollock ]yi
ing face down on the floor with a drib- i
; ble of blood coming from under him,
! and a little ways off Mary Page lying
I in a dead faint, with her face all twisti
ed up. like a person with a stroke. Mr.
! Lamrdon was lifting her up in his
! arms. Dauiels was there, and the pretty
boy that played the lead in the Page
company. There was one of the hotel
officials, too."
The memory of tlie ghastly scene (lid
not disturb her at all. She was as
: calm as though she had been entertahiI
ing visitors at home.
I "Rut you did NOT see. did you, the
' short man whom Pollock had been ha;
ran-tiing a few moments before?" The
j question was sharp and direct,
j "X.. Unless it was either you, Mr. i
j Langdon. or Mr. Daniels. There was
i no other man there whom it could have
! been."
"Was the voice you heard mine? |
j Speak frankly."
; "So. Unless you've changed your
elocution teacher." There was a slight j
litter. "It was kind of thick and na- j
! sal."
I ,
j "Would you recognize it again if you (
: heard it?"
"Yes. Hut 1 haven't lieard it since."
"What did you do during the excitement:"
"I was too horrified to do anything
for a minute. Then people kept push
!>. aii.i > > i and toolc
t:i >tIit*r at the ii re-escape."
"I'iii you sec anyone:"
"Not on the fire-escape itself, but
two men were in the alley staring up
at the hotel. I could see their faces.*'
"Two men?are you sure there were
two'.-"
"Yes. Of course I am, I could see
them nlain. One was almost under the
arc light."
"Miss Hale." said Langdon. clearly
and calmly, weighing every word, as
though he knew the sensation his question
would create, "was that man who
stood under the arc light dressed in a
light suit with a red tie?"
"lie was!"
[To be continued.]
Avoid Catching Cold.
Colds are catching mostly from others.
Therefore avoid people who have
colds. Avoid people who have recently
had pneumonia (within two years).
Avoid crowds. Avoid hot places.
Avoid badly ventilated places.
Colds can't be caught from oneself.
Therefore keep the mouth, nose and
tonsils clean. Avoid gorging with food
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or anus, avoiu aicououcs.
The jrerm is a factor, but the human
body is also. Therefore avoid getting
over warm or overcoid in the entire
body or any part thereof.
Colds cannot be caught when resistance
is high. Therefore build up heat
making powers by sleeping out. taking
cold baths and eating moderately. Exercise
daily in the open air.
If you have contracted a cold do not
spit carelessly. Do not sneeze or cough
carelessly. Destroy all nose and
mouth secretions.
If the attack is accompanied by
aches and fever avoid pneumonia by
going to bed, decreasing eating and
by taking a purge. Take medical coun
sel
Care of the Hands.
' To keep the hands smooth, soft and
white wipe them until they are perfectly
dry after washing them. The
neglect to dry the hands is the commonest
cause of the redness and chapping
of the skin. If the hands have
got into a condition where treatment
is needed rub them thconghly at bedtime
with a mixture composed of tincture
of benzoin, oue teaspoonful
glycerin, lour ounces, ana rosewaier.
three ounces. A similar treatment is
to rub a small portion of cold cream
well into the skin. This may be done
during the day several times. aDd it is
protective treatment ag'inst chapping"
when about to go out into the cold.
Wear loose k|d gloves on the hands^
during the night after applying the
lotion, as 't aids in the softening and
I bleaching work. A teaspoonful of tfc
lemon juice, two teaspoonfuls of
; glycerin and six teaspoonfuls of water.
! all mixed together, make a serviceable
| daytime application for the hands I
i after dishwashing, sweeping or scrubbing.
Wear rubber gloves when doing
this work.
Nebraska !n Ancient Days.
In late tertiary times what is now
Nebraska was a low lying and swampy ;
ror'Ow, Comoro'? vo^ot".f:on sfr^Tlar
to that now growing in most ciin:;.;e3
much farther south. Camels and llamas
were abundant, and during the
pliocene epoch great ground sloths and
glyptodonts. whose relatives now live
in South America, inhabited western
Nebraska. Mastodons with tusks on
both the upper and lower jaws, much
like those of the miocene epoch, still
persisted. Short legged rhinoceroses remained
abundant, and there was a
great variety of wolflike carnivora.
Saber toothed tigers and true cats,
some of them considerably larger than
the modern tigers, were also abundant.
Three toed horses were still numerous,
but the modern genus equus was not
among them. One of the most curious
animals of the time in Kansas and
Nebraska was a gopher-like rodent that
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enormous claws indicate good burrowing
powers, and its borns also may
have been used in digging.?Argonaut.
Professional Secret.
Tramp?Thankee, mum. That is the
best meal I've had for two days. But
I knew I'd get a good feed here.
Housekeeper?You did? Is there any
mark on my fence?
4\NVm. Marks don't go any more.
People rubs "em out or paints 'em
over."
"Then how do you know?''
"I hate to give aw way the secrets
of the perfesh. mum."
"Then I'll make you an offer. Tell
me how you know you'd get a good
meal here and I'll give you another
every time you pas.s through the town."
"That's f;iir. mum. I knew by the
appearance of the yard."
"The yard?"
"Yes, mum. It has a mussed up,
slipshod look, as if the folks was the
.-1.4-Pfl/wo e/vi-f fliot'c tnn ln7v to
XA Hiroo OU1 C WW -v?-k. - - ? 4themselves
from bein' fooled by any
vagabond that comes along. Good day,
mum.'*? Pittsburgh Press.
What Word Rirr.es With Slam?
iTTnlU oitrnnfhflopf " ?-liH 'A VOlfP AS
she took down the phone.
"Is that you, honey?" she answered.
"You bet U is. How are you?"
"Just tine."
"Well, you were looking mighty fine
when I saw you last."
"Now you're flattering."
"No, I'm not"
"Tell ine, Jim. what are you calling
me for this time of day?" 1
"Jim! 1 ain't Jim! Aren't you Florence?"
"No, I'm not."
"Wrong number."
"Well, 1 think so."
SlaiD.
Slam.?Indianapolis News.

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