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nro not certain now," ho point
ed out. ",lial 'eotnethtD' - wF6nc,
(uuurt, I want you (o keep mum about
It. 'm going Xo ;lnvestlgafe7.r J V
"Aq, aionsicr.Micoqi" i tnuntcu.i ,
"Ma't JmphJ-f I'm-- qujtcf .bctJouh
ftboutflt. 1 fiavo nil sorts of theories."
"IfTyourtnrc ijulto ti8rqu tlbcjuX ItC
you lUght to'haye all .sorts ot a detcc
Uvc.j'l Biigstytdf W- 'i
"One Is coming, but It isn't; going to
keep mo from tiding alllttlo work on
my own book. A detective might And
a gnrfg planted, hero it in o tig tho sqrV'
iivuct' inro. p6iitforil 1
tmtcv inro. pe
"Reajlyi" bo called,
CHAPTER VIII. V
. . ' . .a
Th Dracelet It Identified;
Ttieihorror" of iWlnthrop's Artist had
not "magnified ove'r night. Tho news
papcrs'camia ou'tSvllh d bloto of bead
lines: ''.Noted Autlior Arretted, Ac
cused of Vast Jowel Thefts. General
Schuyler Shot!" Mrs. Hazard bad
Bono on Wlnthrdp'rf ball, nnd they
mado n lot of that, hinted at an en
irncenirut hntwrpA tba incctisrd mid
nntujj'-l might 'flinf tho chief rit tho din- Iuira.ondoavored f'dmnko.Iohn Crown-
uer table, Fascinating, Isn't It?"
"Horrlblcl" I declared.
inahlcld ns counsel, significant, tried
i to Invent a mystery out' of a bnlky
"Peihnp N'ntnllo'H ruby was atolctfj carbureter and ther nrcladmlttcd
after'all," ho mused. Ho began pacing , that a rmhMieadtid dctcctlvo might
tignln. "I thought sho. was crazy, for have mado a mlstako, and firzlcd out
why frottld n thief tnko ono Jewel hnd
kavo tho others? I'm not bo imro
now 'but that nho In right. V6 no
doubf,have n charming creature In our
midst with a delightful senso ot hu
mor.'i "And you nro going to unearth her?"
Ilosnt down again nnd looked nt
"Aro you losing, the. mnin point?''
toward tho end like a wat firecracker.
Tho.ftory hadn't n pg to stand on.
It was received in just that spirit nt
I.onp Oak. Thoro was somo cmhnr
rasimcnt at first, but Winthrop sua
pectcd of being n thlcl wax ho ridicu
lously nbiutd that before noon It wug
Laura ched a faw tears of honest
concern ut tho breakfast tnblo when
uho saw tho silly thing in tho papers,
then sho laughed. Mr. Abcrcroinblo
got hot uridur tho collar, and told us
ull what ho would do with tho police
when he wa governor, then laughed.
Everybody else laughed, Including ills
Grace, who merely know it Won a nice
I little bon mot' of American humor.
1 Only N'atallo was horlous.
I met her on the threshold of tho
wldo doors opening upon the terrace
( where tlio younger pcoplo wore wildly
, welcoming ir.o w oh iiio motors ar
rived. Sho drew mo back Into tho
j houso whllo 1 merely wondered what
J had brought lior out so early. It was
, only ten. .
"It'a rnther truglo about Mr. Abbott,
i I n't It?" be iiskcd. Tlio tone ot her
volco was unusual, and her attitude
j held n hint of excitement.
"Not now," I answered. "It looked
1 that way Inst night, but this morning
. It U comedy, not tragedy. General
Hchuylrr Isn't badly hurt. tllave you
' Hcen the uewapuprrtt?"
' "Ycc. I dl-In't know If tho sltun-
tlon wa better or worse, that's why I
wunted to know from somobody from
"Onco I Made a Fool of Myself," He
nc demanded. "Yomust bo cleared , . "Oh, tho newspapcrH always try to
of suspicion, you know." , mako It, v.oMu you. know," I told bur,
"Ohl'.' l exclaimed. "I nm no "and even ut that it's nothing. Tho
ronger suspected. Mlis AgnzU enme i Jewvjls urp Mr. Abbott's and ho can
iu in (juuwi iiibv mum unit nuiu biiu j (irovu ii. t'ixcepi lor uio general iiuv-
lug been shot It h r.lthur nmusliig, nnd
something to break tho monotony.
Tho .boys huvu gono to bring .Air, Ab
bott. 'Tliey'io'golm; to cdlebrnte, or
doHopiethiug .qxcitlng. I know. Mm.
iDyUtinau' wlllUhirtU -ivo have a press
liu my flippancy, met no rosponi'O
krdiiVhcr. r ' ;
"I'm glud It Isn't yurlpusBhct Bald,
TliflSKoir ufter.'lier cuiiouuly iib tho
wnlki'i) thrpugh tlio wldu hallway and
Into tho library, then I went out upon
tho terrace; wiutlirop baa iirrlYod
wau Mitro I hadn't tnken her ruby:
that sib realized . couldn't possibly
have d ino such a, thing, couldn't pqs-Blbly.-ljr
. ) HI . '
"WclJl'll be 1" Ho stared at
mo. "what happened to muku -hur
. change Ih'cr mind?"
"I don't know," I anuwurud.; V8ho
didn't glvn, mo the ImtircBslqntlmt
nnytblng. had htiiponed. S ho w:an
quite culm und-tiool-uw-i-hB'nlwnyH'lH,
nnd BheJIas ratlr frli'ijdly,!' , ,
Ho brushed 'the furcfock but of ,1ilu
eyes, and regarded mo for a wliliu
with that'1 comically surprised oxpres-. with tho '30 who had gono for him,
eion of bw. Then ho laughed.
"You'jli excuse mo," ho said, "but
tho thlqg: Is funny. Walt a mini) to 1
ICt me Jhlnkl She heard about Win-
vurop." t t
"I'm inro sho didn't," I assured
. r t i i Aft . i i .' . ' 3 "Ji
htfbh "where I could- fbok 'down tho
hallway. Tho reporter glanced nt tho
xfropt door again. 'Not oFo 4 oft ua
bought ctf, Its being h holiflny '
i 'tWlirfto bo bftbkhhis aflenoi?"
tn JWort?r nskedi , & v V
ji" lihrdly think Lfc Hml?anBi"red.
"I think sIio'h going to stay over nnd
ehop ngaln tomorrow. And 1 really
jcan't tell you where sho,'t staying. It
wlght be,. wltji fher nunt, you know,
again ii'mlgtilr bonvlth-'hcr cousin, or
yet again it might bo with Fomo
-friend-" l!o'dliavo gone "on llko
thnt until doomidajv Ustfppose, If tho
i-cpoHer hlidn't Infcffilpted.
"I'd ljkq tq pe4k to. Mr.Abbot,"
tLb reporter said,- and' staabd' 'sud
denly for W.lnlhrpp. Hut Hnji!, not
wnB'inyst(rlously jn Ih'o woi. nhd fbo
newspapi'r mah batl.hard',wor.k nditirt
ilng hlft cfiulllbHum; '"lM-111 W'hsk
him If ho can positively prqvo that
Uic chferald " ' '
Something happened, ;yo could- ncv
ler feny Just what, 1 Hut the rop6f tCr'a
hat was on .the ground-nnd lnp, pick
ihg It nf to restore, It to its' on'her
wltlv. exaggerated courtesy, wait bab
bling about the gorgeous" mitfBhlno'nnd
tho: delightful breeze from tlio cant.
Then ho linked his arm through tho
reporter's, nnd It was Just As well for
that red-headed young gentleman to
go where ho wnfi being led. live min
utes later the car and tho red-hcfidtd
reporter disappeared down tho drive
Hap called mo nsldc.
"Will you go tell Natalie that a
newspaper man hns been here, and
not to let him trick her Into seeing
him If be comes back?"
"She's In the llCrary If you want to
tell her yourself," I told him.
Ho knew there was something odd
In NntnlloV 'being up so early. Ho
did some thinking, but tho result ot
his meditations ho didn't confide to
"You tell her, dear," ho requested
finally, that 1 want to talk to
I found Natalie replacing several
books, but tbo AliuDtiuch do Cotha
still lay open on tho table. 1 deliv
ered my message. ,
"Thanks," sho said. "I'll bo 'care
ful. Ho you know what ho wanted to
uk mo?" ' 1 1
"Ther wasn't nny one but tho re
, crtoi'7" she went on anxiously. "No
iktccttvp, oi policeman?"
"No one but tho reporter," I replied.
Then suddenly: "Would you mind toll
;tS me If you bad nny particular rea
on taut night for changing your mind
"Yes," sho replied. "I simply came
In my senses. I'll never bo able to
apologize sufficiently for what I said.
My only consolntlon Is that no one
but tho family know It." Sho closed
tho Aluiiiunch do Cotha nnd put It
cnrqfiilly back on tho shelf. "Did you
cw: hoar of the Hue d'Aublgny?" sho
"Yes," I answered. "Why?"
"Do you know that ho was charged
with jewel thefts iu Franco nnd 'sent
"i no. wiiy?" ,
She didn't answer for qulto a v.lillo;
finally sho cnino clouo to mo. ,
"It's n nllly thing I'm going' to (ell
you," sho drawled. "I have no f,omv
ilatlon for my suspicions, but Satur
day, when I -wan 'In t6vn,' I'm euro I
saw the Due dlAublgny!"
I Kiisjtcdj nnd mrm6utlf.fofl'oinv
"Of course, I might have been mis
taken, hut iibo Due d'Aiibigny is nut
pntdly- forgpttcn. Hc.jaH n peculiar
,.. '.'.Year 1 knowt'i-I-lntcTrtirtnl'."-
saber cut,; y
Dim. "Irilon't boo how sho could have
heard. So ono knew Itpbut- myself
until tliiit message came forydur
mother. Your root, her talked to) Mr.
Crownlnsbleld from her own room.
It's her (own private number, as you
know, and has no possible connection
with tho;othor 'phone. The conversa
tion revealed nothidg, erij Jt any one
had bii llBtenlng "at the door. Laura
did not guess, and you know how keen
she Is. MIbb Agazzlz come in soon
after, btijt she couldn't possibly bavo
"I belleyo she did know." v
"You'ri rather strnngo in your bo-
lief, aren't you? Whatoypr elsp" Na'
and just as I cumq out Lydla met; him;
with outstretched- liu'mlH. ' " '
"flood mornlpg, Mr. Uurglnr," sho,
laughed: "Whero Is your revolver,
Land-dark lantern,? Did-j'OlT'WeW If
musKT And you woro8Uot tool Do.
you know you'ro'suCh'diV Interesting
yer,sou and ihayo, furujshed us.,iuch
corking excitement that I'm tempted
to hug, you." i i "
Winthrop rubbed tbo bnck of 'bin
beud reflectively and the last bit of
ouibamissmenf disappeared in IIjo
lpugh that wep$ up, f
?J wa'srCWJuilyiJiiggllng my crowil
nnd planning my scbcdulo for tho day
when a car that didn't be-long to any
of the '90 s camo up the driveway. It
carried ono passenger and a chauffeur,
the pussenger being a red-headed
is sno isn:i a. uypocnie," iaeA
. U'You oug hb not, ktp bo-W
an her. rsmemtMrfhir that onco
young maiu whom VI knew lns,tnntly.
Hap knowh1mioo:He reacla'd,
steps by tlUmo theHewspaper faittn.
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"Yesi" I replied: then nftor a mo
ment. "Wo- are going to xorgei nu
ubout everything, you and I."
"Uxcept thai wo lpvo each other."
"Wo aro going' to forget that," I said
"I havo anotfier strongo belief" h?
Einllcd. "I'belloVo I'm going to marry
Thero was n6 use ' answering'. 1
picked up two tonnlB balls nnd started
for tbo other end oMhe courtrHut
it's Just my sex to have the last, word.
I looked back over my shoulder,
"And I WelleVe you'rVgoli'' 'o make
come girl an argumentative! !i.:bb&nd,"
I said very, very sweeUy.'
Ho opened lils, llpa.tq rcyly, omlled,
changed his mjnd and swunjf Jbls
Thoro waB o? curious .Bllonco on thn
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luiBband would come home drunk
nnd drive hur out of the house and
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Btablc getting what little warmth she
could from the horen. if the story
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Judge Samuel Davis, whllo listen
ing to n trombono solo Thursday
evening, remarked, "I can't enjoy
Hint music, because I know It miiRt
hurt that poor fellow to swallow a
foot or more of his horn!"
A farm hand quit bin Job recent!'
bocnti'o he woh not furnlithod hot
wnTor to wokIi his face In momlim
llet'tlldn't know thnt n cool wash if
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,VI guess I'm considered n crunk
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It'snlways more pleasure nhaltln'
lianda with n half-tipsy folior than , iy
nny old money-Innnln', lntoreRt-coun- pi
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If I hud but five minutes more Vj
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Of Btia. Kv.. "and can do
all W 1 liouscworlc Tor
ycars i suticred witli''ucfT
i:P?iPlrtJS could scarcely
stand on myv feet After
.failed to help me, I gave
'eardulWai: Now, I feel
I onre knew it . smart profossor
who put In most of hi time explain-,
in' the habits of itulninlH and blnf,
have, as niiieli laid away to Mt ns t)ir-
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outinbou. Ho wag stiicKcii huuuoiiI)
'ndU In Ills rlcht Bide that Is iinrlfal Jr
ly (Iffi-cted. .Mr. Crtfiier iiiih uoci
I.. tU lll.i.. la.a.altl. ne aMWKL ltrt lull
,111 itajuii fivittlll iui Buitii; iiitt- " 'i ii
It r nVl.'n,. mliln in Iui 111 nllrl n 1-111 1 ' III
iiiin'tjyirv.i iiuivj iu iv ti ttiuu,i
Hii.UXwnv he Is conflnetl to hU
IIIsSJIiyMplnii said FrMny thnt whll'
I. AlX. I.Iam ll. Ani,lttlill 3
n liAiun tlinii Tli ii ra tin v. A tlmtiflie - Itl
ler.Strti. Phil. Smith of Xnnton cairn- 0 Ami
to MatBliall Friday afternoon to f". rr.;
or father. It Is hopod that Mr. Cret-J
therrfwlll soon recover from this
BtroKc: of paralysis. I ,
Mlrs Snoddy of Slater
Ktlinr'Iloatrisht of the com
WIlMii Spring, were bore
and Ml fin rnriRiine .eison
repeat. "Awfully sorry. MUaAgazzIr
IB IU IUWU.
"Cuu you toll mo wberasheJaT'' tho
"Shu's shopping,'1 Hap lied glibly.
"Novor know exuctly whero a wouiun
is when sho .shops."
"Shopping?" ropeatod tho reporter.
"Dut ." He looked at Hap and smiled,
glanced: toward the front door. thcn;
IranUly looked over Hnp's shoulder nt
the crowd 'on the tot raco. Hap noted
the action and grinned. IIo swept hla
harld' generally lii-our dlroctlon,
",Vou isea sholsp't; here," he re
marked, affably, He was, sure that Ka.
tallo was s,tlf upstairs la bod,' b,ut -"knew
bettor, nnd eyry mjriuto,. 1 4es;
iected tfa see bo'r step through t.hoFa
doors to the bsrrncfV 1 1 "rthvft'd air
pends so much upon her
delicate organs, thai flie
least trouble, there affects
her whole system. It, Is
the, little things that count,
in a woman's life and
health. If you suffer from
any of the' aches '.and
pains," .'due4 to, foanjy,,
weakness, take Cardul at.
once, and avoid more seri
ous troubles. We urce
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iKOf lour wpoks rrguiariy. iie ur. r rv
Klit'4 Now Llfo Pills. 'Tluhiu-'Aiftrita, QaV
lato-.tlio liver, jnipiovo iiiawjtiryi.re-. eWHtAX
ntovo. Diooii in unimies. JiWiewHw 3rt-1,IfJ,ftr
ovnptfdiis dlsnppear froifi four fVftiS
. - ... ....... i . . i ,...4..n r.:x. yy
ami uouy rinii -oji iije uuiujrv-nosiy
'nt onco. . Hut at P, Ira FruitviiA's. '
ho in It tint
rlvod 'hi that." ll'lt
W. Hanco,ok, ,wo
for somo tlw
e to n
fork fit Q
. father's hi
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