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W. L. DOUGLAS
3 '3.50 & '4 SHOES iJJo8SS
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1 Mwrnr Ttlakaley, lawyer. Krwa to
Plllnbiirc with the forrd note In the
Hmnann rum to cot the dVpoaltlon of
John Ulttnora, millionaire. A la'lv re
ntieete Hlaklpy to buy her a piiltmnn
llrkpt. 1( kIvpb her lower 11 and re
talna lower in. Ife flntla a drunken man
In lower 10 and retire In lower
. He awakana la lower T anil
Ann's hla plnlhea and baa; mlentna;. Tlio
mnn In lower 10 la found munlcn d. C'lr
riimMiintlal arlilertra polnla to both
Ulnkrlojr and tha man who aiole hla
clothra. Tha trnln la wrecked and Blnke
ley la reamed from a burning tnr by a
aitrl In blua. Ilia arm la broken. Tha a;lrl
piovea to be Alleon Went, hla partner'
aweelhenrt. Blakeley returna home and
flnil he la under aiirvelllanr. Moving
rlrturea of tho train taken Juat before
he wreck revanl to Klnkeley a mnn leap-
5n from the trnln with hla atnlen arlp.
nvetiatlon provea that the mnn'a name
la Hitlllvnn. Mr. Conway, the woman for
whom Itlnkeley bouaht a Pullman ticket,
trlea to mnke a bargain with lilm for tho
foraed notea, not knowing that they are
mleBln. Tilnkoley and an amntenr de
tective Invcalliute tha lioma of Sullivan'
CHAPTER XXIV. Continued.
Hotchklst felt certain that It had
bn Sulllvnn, but I was not io lure.
Why would he hare crawled like a
thief Into hla own house? If he had
croued the park, at teemed probable,
when we did, he had not made any
attempt to use the knocker. I gave It
tip finally, and made an effort to con
ciliate the young woman In the tower.
We bad beard no sound since our
pectaculnr entrance Into her room.
I wua distinctly uncomfortable, at
alone tbla time, I climbed to the tower
atalrcate. Reasoning from before,
he would probably throw a chair nt
me. I stopped at the foot of the stair
caso and called.
"Hollo up there," I said. In at de
bonnalr a manner na I could summon.
"Good morning. Wle gebt ea bel
' "Don Jour, mademoiselle,'' I tried
again. This time there was a move
ment of some tort from above, but
nothing fell on me.
"I we want to apologize for rous
ing you to cr unexpectedly UiIh
morning." I went on. "The fact Is, we
wanted to talk to you, and you you
were hard to waken. Wo ore travel
ers, lost In your mountains, and we
crave a breakfast and an audience."
She came to the door then. I could
feel that sho was Investigating the top
of my head from above. "Is Mr. Sul
livan with you?" the asked. It wat
the first word from her, and the wat
not sure of her voice.
"No. We are alone. If you will
come down and look at ua you will
find ua two perfectly harmless people,
whose horse curses on him depart
ed without leave last night and left
us at your gate."
She relaxed somewhat then and
came down a step or two. "I was
afraid I bad killed somebody," she
aid. "The housekeeper left yester
day, and the other maids went with
' When the taw that I was com
paratively young and lacked the ear
Imarka of the highwayman, she wat
jgreatly relieved. She was Inclined to
jflght shy of Ilotchklss, however, for
tome reason. She gave us a breakfast
of a tort, for there was little In the
polite, and afterward we telephoned
Ito the town for a vehicle. Y.'hlle
Uotchklst examined scratches and re
placed the Bokhara rug, I engaged
Jennie In convertation.
"Can you tell me," I asked, "who Is
managing the estate since Mrs. Cur
lUt was killed?"
I "No one," the returned shortly.
"Has any member of the family
teen here aince the accident?"
"No,, air. There wat only the two,
and tome think Mr. Sullivan wat
tilled as well as bis titter."
r "You don't r
"No." with conviction.
She wheeled on me with quick sus
picion. "Are you a detective?" the de
"You told him to say you repre
sented the law."
' "I am a lawyer. Some of them mis
epresent the law, but I "
She broke In Impatiently.
"A ehcrirt officer?"
"No. Look here, Jennie; I am all
that I should be. You'll have to be
lieve that. And I'm In a bad posltton
through no fault of my own. I want
7011 to answer some questions. If you
will help me, I will do what I can for
you. Do you live near here?"
Her chin aulvered. It wat the first
lgn of weakness she had shown.
"My home It In Pittsburg," she said,
"and I haven't enough money to get
there. They hadn't paid my wages for
two months. They don't pay any
body." "Very well," I returned. "I'll tend
you back to PlttJburg, Pullman In
cluded, If you will tell me some things
I want to know."
She agreed eagerly. Outside the
window HotchklBs was bending over,
examining footprints in the drive.
"Now," I began, "there baa been a
Miss West staying here?"
"Mr. Sullivan was attentive to
"Y. She wat the granddaughter
ot a ealthy man in Pittsburg. My
xr MARX ROBERTA fclNEl
AUTHOJi-of THE CHCUIwl. STAfUCASB
ILLMTRATIONS hy JYI. Q KBTTNER.
COPYBtOMT 1909 .try tSmi -KMrnrLL CoMwity
"I Wat Afraid I Had Killed 8ombody," Sho Said.
aunt has been In his family for 20
years. Mrs. Curtis wanted her broth
er to marry Miss West."
"Do you think be did marry her?"
I could not keep the excitement out
of my voice.
"No. There were reasons" she
"Do you know anything of the fam
ily? Are they were they New Yotk
ers?" "They came from somewhere In the
south. I have heard Mrs. Curtis say
her mother wa a Cuban. I don't
know much ubout them, but Mr. Sulli
van bad a wicked temper, though be
didn't look it. TuUs tay blf, light
halred people are easy going, but I
don't believe it, sir."
"How long wat Miss West here?"
I hesitated about further question
ing. Critical as my position was, 1
could not pry deeper Into Alison
West's affairs. If she bad got into the
bands of adventurers, as Sullivan and
his sister appeared to have been, she
was safoly away from them again. But
something of the situation In the car
Ontario wat forming itself In my
mind: the Incident at the furmbouse
lacked only motive to be complete.
Wat Sullivan, after all, a rascal or a
criminal? Was the murderer Sulli
van or Mrs. Conway? The lady or the
Jennie wat speaking.
"I hope Miss West was not hurt?"
she asked. "We liked her, all of ut.
She wat not like Mrs. Curtis."
I wanted to say that she was not
like anybody in the world. Instead
"She escaped with tome bruises," I
Sbe glanced at my arm. "You were
on the train?"
She waited for more questions, but
none coming, she went to the door.
Then the cloted it softly and came
"Mrs. Curtis Is dead? You. are ture
of It?" the asked.
"She was killed Instantly, I be
lieve. The body was not recovered.
But I bave reasons for belioving that
Mr. Sullivan is living."
"I knew it," she said. "I think
be wat here the night before last
That Is why I went to the tower room.
I believe be would kill me If he could."
At nearly at her round and cornel
face culd express It, Jennie's ex
pression wat tragic at that moment.
I made a quick resolution, and acted
on it at once.
"You are not entirely frank with
me, Jennie," I protested. "And I am
going to tell you more than I bave.
We are talking at cross purposes.
"I was on the wrecked train, in the
tame car with Mrt. Curtis. Miss West
and Mr. Sullivan. During the night
there was a crime committed in that
car and Mr. Sullivan disappeared.
But be left behind a chain of circum
stantial evidence that involved me
completely, to that I may, at any
time, be arrested."
Apparently sbe did not comprehend
for a moment. Then, as It the mean
ing of my words had Just dawned on
her, she looked up and gasped:
"You mean Mr. Sullivan committed
the crime himself?"
"I think he did."
"What was It?"
"It was murder," I said deliberately.
Her hands clenched Involuntarily,
vl she shrunk back. "A woman?"
She could scarcely form ber words.
"No, a man; a Mr. Simon Harring
ton of Pittsburg"
Her effort to retain ber self-control
wat pitiful. Then she broke down and
cried, her head on the back of a tall
"It was my fault," she said wretch
edly, "my fault I should not have
Bent them the word."
After a few minutes she grew quint.
She seemed to hesitate over some
thing, and Anally determined to say It.
"You will understand better, sir,
when I say that I wat raited In the
Harrington family. Mr. Harrington
was Mr. Sullivan's wlfe't father!"
At the Station.
So It had been the tiger, not the
lady! Well, I had bld to that theory
all through. Jennie auddenly be
came a valuable person; If necetsary
she could prove the tonnectlon be
tween Sullivan and the murdered man,
and show a motive for the crime. I
was triumphant when Ilotchklss came
In. When the girl had produced a
photograph of Mrs. Sullivan, and I had
recognized the bronze-haired girl of
the train, we were both well satisfied
which goes to prove the ephemeral
nature of most human contentments.
Jennie either bad nothing more to
say, or feared she had said too much.
She was evidently uneasy before
Ilotchklss. I told her that Mrs. Sulli
van was recovering hi a Baltimore
hospital, but sbe already knew it,
from some source, and merely nodded.
She made a few preparations for leav
ing, while Ilotchklss and I compared
notes, and then, with the cat In her
arms, she climbed Into the trap from
the town. I tat with ber, and on the
way down the told me a little, not
"If you tee Mrt. Sullivan," the ad
vised, "and the Is conscious, she prob
ably thinks that both her hutband and
her father were killed in the wreck.
She will be In a bad way, sir."
"You mean that she still caret
aaout her husband?"
The cat crawled over on my knee,
and rubbed Ha bead against my hand
Invitingly. Jennie ttared at the un
dulating line of the mountain crests, a
colossal turf against a blue ocean of
tky. "Yet, the cares," Bbe said soft
ly. "Women are made like that. They
tay they are cats, but Peter there In
your lap wouldn't come back and lick
your band If you kicked htm. If If
you have to tell her the truth, be at
gentle at you can sir. She has been
good to me that't why I have played
the spy here all summer. It't a thank
less thing, spying on people."
"It Is that," I agreed soberly.
Ilotchklss and I arrived In Washing
ton late that evening, and. rather than
arouse the household, I went to the
club. I was at the office early the
next morning and admitted myself.
McKnlght rarely appeared before half
after ten, and our modest office force
tome time after nine. I looked over
my previous day'e mall and waited,
with auch patience as I possessed, for
McKnlght. In the Interval I called
up Mrs. Klopton and announced thut
I would dine at borne that night. What
my household subsists on during my
numerous absences I bave never dis
covered. Tea, probably, and crackers,
Dilligent search when I have made a
midnight arrival, never reveals any
thing more substantial. Possibly I Im
agine It, but the announcement that
I am about to make a Journey alwayt
seems to create a general atmosphere
of depression throughout tho bouse,
as though Eupheiula and Eliza, and
Thomas, the stableman, were already
subsisting, in Imagination, on Mrs.
Klopton'a meager fare.
80 I called her up and announced
my arrival. There wat tomethlng un
usual In her tone, at though her
throat was tense with Indignation. Al
wayt thrill, her elderly voice rasped
my ear painfully through the re
ceiver. "I have changed the butcher, Mr.
Lawrence," the announced portentous
ly. "The last roast was a pound short,
and bit mutton-cbopt any self re
specting theep would refuse to ac
At I eald before, I can alwayt tell
from the voice In which Mrs. Klopton
conveyt the most Indifferent matters.
If something of real significance bas
occurred. Also, through long habit,
I bave learned how quickest to bring
ber to the point.
"You are pessimistic thla morning,"
I returned. "What't the matter, Mr.
Klopton? You haven't used that tone
tlnce Euphcmla baked a pie for the
Iceman. What It It now? Somebody
poison the dog?"
She cleared her throat
"The bouse hat been broken Into,
Mr. Lawrence," she said. "I have
lived In the best families, and never
have I Btood by and seen what I saw
yesterday every bureau drawer
opened, and my my most sacred be
longings" she choked.
' Did you notify the police?" I
"Police!" she sniffed. "Police! It
was the police that did It two detec
tives with a search warrant. I I
wouldn't dare tell you over the tele
phone what one of them said when
he found the whisky and rock candy
for my cough."
"Did they take anything?" I de
manded, every nerve on edge.
"They took the cough medicine,"
she returned Indignantly, "and they
"Confound the cough medicine!" I
was frantic. "Did they take anything
else? Were they In my dressing
room?" "Yes. I threatened to aue them,
and I told them whut you would do
when you came back. But they
wouldn't listen. They took away
that black sealskin bsir vou brought
home from Pittsburg with you!"
I knew then that my hours of free.
dom weru numbered. To have found
Sullivan and then. In aiinnort of mv
case against him, to have produced
the bag, minus the bit of chain, bad
been my Intention. But the police
the bag, and, beyond knowing some
thing of Sullivan's history. I waa nrao.
tlcally no nearer his discovery than
Derore. Hotcnklta hoped he bad hit
man in the house off Washington
Circle, but on the very night he had
teen him Jennie claimed that Sulli
van had tried to enter the Laurels.
Then supnose we fourd Sullivan
and proved the satchel and lit con-
"The Houae Hat Sean Broken Into,
tenta hit? Since the police hnd the
bit of chain It might moan Involving
Alison In the story. I sat down and
buried my face In my hands. There
was no escape. I figured It out do
spondlngly. Against me was the evidence of
the survivors of the Ontario that I
had been accused of the murder at the
time. There had been blood-stalus on
my pillow and a hidden dagger. Into
the bargain, In my possession bad
been found a traveling-bug containing
the dead man's pocketbook.
In my favor wat McKnlght't theory
against Mrs. Conway. She bad a mo
tive for wishing to secure the notes, 1
she believed I was in lower ten, and
she had collapsed at the discovery of
the crime In the morning.
(TO HE CONTINUED.)
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