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THE ARGUS, THURSDAY. OCTOBER 10, 1007.
By FERGUS HUME,
Avlhor tf G4 Mystery 4 a Haiom Cab." "G6 Mandarin's ran." Eta.
COPYRIGHT. 1905. By G. W.
FFAREXTLY Matilda Junk
whs quite ignorant of Any
thing being wrong about her
ladies, although she did shirk
the question regarding their possible
visit to London In July. ITowevor. Html
had learned that Orexou Hay not only
was t;n old friend, but hail been en
gaged to' Mand for ninny months.
This i i'nrniation made him the more
eerti 1 1 tliat Hay had robbed Reeoot of
the "i ;i! i nxx h at the time of the
accid-iit trad that it had passed from
Mr. i i : v " -r hands Into those of the as
tsass r .
r If Mrs. Krill innrdered
id in that cruel way,"
iL recti ve, sitting over hid
wii.i; could have lieen her
object? Slii- mi d have gone up on
learning fi. ui ITiy that Aaron Nor
man was her l.u band, as I believe she
did, and could then have made him
give her the money by threatening
him with the murder of Lady Rachel.
I daresay Aaron Xonuau in his Krill
days did strangle that lady to get the
opal brooch, and his wife could have
used what she knew to govern him.
There was no need of murder. Hum:
I'll see about getting the truth out of
Hay. Aurora," he cried. "Oh. there
you are," he added as she entered the
room. "I want you to go back to town
"What for, Billy?"
"Can you get Hay luto trouble?"
Aurora nodded. '"I have proofs of
his cheating Lord George and others.
If that's what you mean," she said
"but you didn't want them used."
"Nor do I. lie's such an eel he may
wriggle out of our clutches. But can't
you give a party and Invite Lord
Ooore and nny and then get them to
play cards. Should Hay cheat, de
hounce him to George Sandal."
"What good would that do?" asked
Miss Qian, with widely open eyes.
"It will make Hay confess about th'
brooch to save himself from public
shame. Ills reputation Is his life, re
Member, and If he Is caught reJ
handed cheating he'll have to clear out
. of town."
"Pooh, as If that mattered! He's go
lng to marry Miss Krill."
"If Miss Krill keeps the money, and
I doubt if she will."
"Never, mind. Don't ask me any
more questions, but go and pack. This
Captain Jessop Is in the bar drinking.
I may probably have to arrest him. I
got u warrant on the chance of rinding
him here. I cau arrest him on sus-1
picion ana won t let mm go uutu I get
ui iui; ii urn. j imii ijf.a i iu in lug
Hay to his knees and get the truth
out of him about the opal serpent. You
know the case?"
"Y'es," grumbled Aurora, "I know
tho case. But I don t like this long
ivery moment is precious, u ur-
rest Jessop, Matilda Junk will toll her
ladles, who will speak to Hay, and
then he may slip away. As the brooch
evidence is so particular, and, as I
believe he can give it if coerced, you
can see the importance of losing no
Mi's 3 Qian nodded and went away to
pack. She wanted money and knew
Billy would give her a goodly share of
the reward. In a few minutes Miss
Junk of the Red Pig learued that Miss
Qian was suddenly summoned to town
and would leave In an hour. Quite
unsuspectingly she assisted her to pack,
and shortly Aurora was driving in a
hired vehicle to the railway station on
her w?y to trap Grexon Hay.
When she was safely oE the prem
ises, Ilnrd walked to the telegraph of
fice aul ent a cipher message to the
Yard, asking for a couple of plain
clofli'-s policemen to be 6ent down.
He win ted to have Ilokar and Miss
Matilda Junk watched, also the house.
In c.tse Mr. Krill and her daughter
should n inni. Captain Jessop he pro
posed t' liM.k after himself. But he
was in no hurry to make that gentle
man's acq.i!ii!!:ince, as he intended to
arrest him qni-iiy in the sitting room
after dinner. Already he had informed
Matilda that be would ask a gentleman
to join him at the meal and taste Ilo
The thought of the curry brought
the Indian to his mind, and when he
got back to the Red FJg he strolled
round the house, Inspecting the place,
but In reality keeping eyes and ears
open to talk to the Hindoo. Thinking
he might meet the man some time.
Hurd had carefully learned a few
phrases relating to thugglsm in Eng
lish, of course, since he knew nothing
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of 'tlie" Indian tongues. These he pro-
posed to use in the course of conver-1
satlon with Ilokar and watch the ef-1
feet. Soon he found the man sitting
cross legged under a tree in the yard,
smoking. Evidently his work for the
day was over, and he was enjoying
himself, liemembenug the descrip-1
tlon given by Bart, the detective saw
that this was the very man who had
entered the shop of Aaron Norman. I
He wore the same dress and looked
dirty aud disreputable quite a waif
and a stray.
"Hello!" said nurd casually. "What
are you doing? Talk English, eh?"
"Yes, sir," said Ilokar calmly. "I
spike good Englis. Missionary teach
"I'm glad of that; we can have a
chat," said Hurd, producing his pipe.
He also produced something else with
which he had provided himself on the
way back from the postoltice. In an-
other minute Ilokar was staring at
a small parcel of coarse brown sugar. I
With all his oriental phlegm the man I .
could not keep his countenance. His I
eyes rolled until they threatened to I
drop out of his head, and he looked
at Hurd with a certain amount of I
fear. "Goor," said that gentleman,
pointing to the sugar with the stem
of his pipe, "goor!"
nokar turned green under his dark
skin and half rose to go away, but his
legs failed him, and he sat still try
lug to recover himself. "So you wor
ship Bliowanee?" went on his tor
The Indian's face expressed lively
curiosity. "The great goddess.
"Yes. Kalee, you know. Did yon
make Tupounee after you used your
roomal on Aaron Norman?"
Kokar gave a guttural cry and
gasped. Tuponnee is the sacrifice
made by the thugs after a successful
crime and roomal the handkerchief
with which they straugled their vic
tims. All this was information culled
from Colouel Meadow Taylor's look by
the accomplished detective. "Well,"
said Hurd, smoking placidly, "what
have you to say, Mr. Hokar?"
"I know nozzin'," said the man sul-
lenly, but in deadly fear.
"Y'es, you do. Sit still!" said Hurd,
with sudden sternness. "If you try to
run nway I'll have you arrested. Eyes
are on you, aud yon can't take a step
without my knowing."
Some of this was Greek to the In
dian, owing to his imperfect knowledge
of English, but he understood that the
law would lay hold of him if he did
not obey this sahib and so sat still. "I
know uot auysing," he repeated, his
"Y'es, you do. You're a thug."
"Zer no thug."
"I agree with you," said Hurd. "You
are the last of the Mohicans. I want
to know whv vou offered Aaron Nor-
man to Bhowance?"
Hokar made a strange sign on his
forehead at the mention of the sacred
name an,i muttered soniething-per-
baps a, prayer in his native tongue,
Tjlf,n he looked up. "I know nozzin'."
"Don't repent that rubbish." said
Hurd calmly. "You sold boot laces in
the shop in Gwynne street on the day
when its master was killed, and he was 1
the husband of the lady who helped I
vou Mrs. Krill." . 1
You say dat," said Ilokar stolidly.
Yes, and I can prove it. The boy
Tray and I can lay my hands on him
saw you; also Bart Tnwsey, the shop-
man. You left a handful of sugar,
though why you did so instead of eat-
lng it I can't understand."
Ilokar's face lighted up, and he show-
ed his teeth disdainfully. ,"Oh, you
sahibs know nozzin'!" said he, spread-
lng out his lea hands. "Ze shops ah,
yis. I there, yis, but I use no roomaL"
Not then, but you did later,"
Hokar shook his head. "I. use no
roomal. Zat sahib one eye-bad, ver
bad Bhowanee no have one eve. No
Bhungees, no Bhats, no"
"What are you talking about?" said
Hurd angrily. His reading had not
told him that no maimed persons could
be offered to the goddess of the thugs,
Bhungees meant sweepers,, and Bhats
bards, both of which classes were
spared by the stranglers. "You killed
that man. Now. who told you to kill
"I know nozzin'. I no kill. Bhowa -
nee no take one eye mans."
For want of an Interpreter. Ilurd
found it difficult to carry on the con-
versation. He rose and determined
to postpone further examination till
he would get some one who understood
the Hindoo tongue. But in the mean-
time Hokar might run away, and Hurd
rather regretted that he had been so
precipitate. "However, he nodded to the
man and went off, pretty sure he would
not fly at once. )
Then Hurd went to the village police
office and told a bucolic constable to keep
his eye on. Miss Junk's "fureiner," as
he learned Hokar was called. The
policeman, a smooth faced individual,
promised to do so after Hurd pro-
duced his credentials, and sauntered
toward the Red Pig at some distance
from the detective' heels. A tinlely
question about-the ,eurry-revealed, by
the mouth of Mls Junk, that Hokar
was still in the kitchen. "But he do
seem alarmed like," said Matilda, lay
ing the cloth.
'Let's hope he- won't spoil the cur-
c". remarked JIurd. Then, knowing
Ilokar was' safe, he went into the bar '
to make the acquaintance of his other
Captain Jarvey Jessop quite an;
ewerea to uie uescnpuon given ,
Tash. He was large and sailorlike,
with red hair mixed with gray and a
red beard that . scarcely concealed the
scar running from temple to mouth.
He had drunk enough to make him
cheerful and was quite williug to fall
into conversation with nurd, who ex-
plained himself unnecessarily. "I'm a (
commercial gent," sniu. me uetecuve,
calling for two rums, plain, "and I
"Me, too," growled the sailor, grasp-
rtrr liic crliloa I"m linrn nil Wh.lt Vflll'tl
call a visit, but I go back to my home
tomorrow. Then it's ho for Callao, he
shouted in a singsong voice,
Hurd knew the tierce old chanty and
sized Captain Jarvey up at once. He
was of the buccaneer type, and there
was little he would not do to make
money and have a roaring time, tail
ling Ilokar, with his deadly hnndker
chief, here was the man who might
have killed Aaron Norman. "Drink
un." snouted uuru in.nis turn, "wen
have some more.
"On no condition. Is extradition.
Allowed in Callao."
"Gum," said Captain Jessop, "you
know the chanty."
Hurd winked. "I've been round
about in my time."
Jessop stretched out n huge hand.
'Tut it there, mate," said he, with a
roar like a foghorn, "and drink up
along o' me. My treat."
Hurd nodded and became jovial. "On
condition you join me at dinner. They
make good curries here."
"I've "had curry," said Captain Jes-
sop heavily, "in Colombo and Hong-
kong frequent, but Ilokar's curries are
"Ah!" said Hurd in a-friendly. curious
way. "So you know this snnnty."
Jessop looked at him with contempt.
"Know this shanty?" said he, with a
"Bhotoanee no take one eye mans."
grin. "Why. in coorse I do. I've been
swinging uty hammock here time in
and out for the last thirty year."
"You 11 be a Curistchurch man,
'Not me, mate. Tm Buckingham-
shire Stowley born."
Hurd with difficulty suppressed a
start. Stowley was the place where the
all important brooch had been pawned
by a nautical man, and here was the
man in question. "I should have
thought you d lived near the sea" he
said cautiously, "say Southampton."
'Oh, I used fgo there for my ship,'
said the captain, draining his glass,
"nut i uon t go tuere no more.
I Jessop nodded and looked at his
friend as he considered Hurd since
(the Invitation to dinner with a blood-
I shot pair of eyes. "Come storm, come
calm," he growled, "I've sailed the
ocean for forty years. es, sir; you
bet. I was a slip of a fifteen cabin boy
on my first cruise, and then I got on to
leing skipper. Lord," Jessop smacked
his knee, "the things I've seen !"
"We'll nave them tonight after din-
ner," said Hurd, nodding, "but now, I
I suppose, you've made your fortune.
V said the captain gloomily, "not
I what you'd call money. I've got a
I standby, though,'" and he winked.
"Ah! Married to a rich wife?"
t me. I've had enough of
marriage, having been the skipper of
a mermaid with a tongue. No, sir,"
I he roared out another line of some
song floating In his muzzy head, "a
saucy bachelor am I," then changed to
gruff talk, "and I intends being one
I all ray days. Standby I have 'taln't
1 a wife, but I can draw the money regu-
I lar nnd no questions asked." Again he
winked and drank another glass.
Hurd reflected that perhaps Jessop
had killed Aaron Norman for Mrs.
Krill, and she was paying him blood
I money. But he did not dare to press
the question. ' ne therefore proposed
an adjournment to the sitting room,
I Jessop agreed quite unsuspectingly, not
guessing he was being trapped. The
man "was so large and uncouth that
Hurd felt behind his waist to see that
his revolver was loose and could be
I used should occasion arise.
I Miss Junk brought in -dhe . dinner
1 with her own fair hands, and explained
I that Hokar had ' made the curry, but
she didn't think it was as good as
usual. "The man s ehakln like a
jelly," said Matilda. "I don't know
The detective nodded, but did not
encourage conversation. He was quite
1 sure that Ilokar was beine watched by
1. w .
the smooth faced policeman and could
not get away. Besides he wished to
talk to Captain Jessop. Miss Junk,
seeing that she was not needed, re-
In Store Advertising You Should
treated after bringing in the curry and
left the gentlemen to help themselves.
So here was Hurd in a pleasant room.
seated before a well spread table aud
with a roaring fire at his back, waiting
his- opiKrtunity to make Captain Jar
vey Jessop confess ills share in the
dual murders of Lady Rachel Sandal
and Aaron Norman.
(To be Continued).
(Sixteenth street and Second avenue.)
10 "The I.lttle CfarlMinn."
12 "The Train Wiwker."
13 Traiwal nnd Sunshine.
Oct. 14 Illfc-Henrteil Jim.
Oct. 15 Fiddlers' Content.
Oct. 18 Bethany Home entertainment.
Oct. 10 The Grand Moarul.
Oct. 20 The White Blackbird.
Oct. 21 Kerry Gotv.
Oct. 22 Charlea B. Hon ford.
Oct. 23 The Sweetmt Girl in Dixie.
Oct. 25 The Girl Over There.
Oct. 27 Itoyal Slave.
Oct. 30 MIm Alberta Gallatin.
Oct. 31 The District Leader.
(Eighteenth street, north of Second
Refined vaudeville at 3, 8 and OilS p.
m. Two matinees Sundays and holidays.
(Second avenue, east of Nineteenth
Refined vaudeville at 3, 8 and 915 p.
m. Two matinees Sundays and holidays.
Melodrama for Monday. An elabor
ate production of the successful com
edy melodrama "Big Hearted Jim," by
William L. Roberts, author of "On the
Bridge at Midnight," is coming to th3
Illinois, Monday, Oct. 14 with an ex
cellent company. Jim Saxon, a Mon
tana sheriff, runs the scale of human
emotions in a remarkable variety of
spirited scenes. Romance, revenge
humor and pathos are interwoven. The
scenery setting for each of the four
acts are pictures from life, including
the stockade for protection against au
expected Indian outbreak. A dozen or
more good' parts are in the hands of
talented actors of both sexes, especial
ly the several Important comedy roles.
Is Southern Play. "Tempest and
Sunshine," a play with a southern ac
mosphere of before the war to be seen
at the Illinois, Sunday, Oct. 13, matinee
and evening, la a dramatization of
Mary J. Holmes' popular novel of that
name by Lem B. Parker and it Is un
necessary to go into detail, other than
to add that it is a complete production
In every particular and the majority
are familiar with Mary J. Holmes'
style. The cast is headed by Marie
DeBeau and Ruth Raynor, who have
been seen separately in many well
fcuown productions, but it remained
for W. F. Mann to secure them both
for the same attraction.
Family's Bill for Last of Week.
The bill for the last hair or tne week
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ai tue rtuuuy uieaier mviuuea lu oiiu
Fourth Horse in a
The fourth yacht in a regatta or the fourth sprinter
in a contest are not seriously considered the second
and the third horses, boats or runners usually divide
the interest with the first onesbut the fourth ones
are spoken of as "running yet.'
At least, in contest with your rivals.
The modern pace in store advertising scares only
those who are easily scared and a store run by a
"scared" man will be run right into the sheriff's arms.
Chapman, "Wanted, a Donkey;" Iteha
and Inez, KauiTman sisters; Harry Goff,
'in trick and fancy roller skating exhi
bition; De Graw trio, in comedy acro-
'batic act entitled "Foxy Grandpa and
His Two Boys;" Doblo's trained
sheep; Mrs. Mae Richards Casey, sing
ing "Way Down In Georgia Where the
Watermelons Grow," and the optoscope.
COLUMBIA WAS NOT DAMAGED
Local Packet Merely Grounded on Way
The accident to the packet Columb'-.i
of the Carnival City Packet company,
which met with an accident on the
way down the river, as a member, of
the president's fleet, was not serious.
The boat went on a bar about 40 miles
below St. Louis, where it remained 12
hours before refloated. Smoke from
other boats obscuring the view of the
channel is given as the reason for the
accident. The boat wont on to Mem
phis, arriving there for the opening
of the deep waterways congress. It
reached Keokuk on the return lat
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though they much feared the croup,
his wife and he always felt safe upon
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His oldest child was subject to severe
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Ho has recommended it to friends and
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George 'TV. Koons, Lawton, Mich.,
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The pain In ma's head has gone,
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Her; health Is right, her temper bright,
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Sunday, Oct. 13.
Matinee nnd Xteht.
W. V. Mann Tresents Miss Marie De
Beau ami Miss RutH Raynor in
the I'eautiful Southern
riay Before the
Tempest and Sunshine
Dramatization of Mary J. HoIiiicm' Fa-
rUTCES Matinee, 10c and 25c; nigrht
k 3."c, anil 00c.
"Week of Oct. 7 (ExceptlnR TiiCHday),
Van Dyke & Eaton Co.
Monday The Great Diamond Mystery.
YVcdneKday -V Human Slave.
Thurmlay The Little Christian.
Saturday Matinee, Dora Thornc;
night, The Bank Wreckers.
Special Vaudeville Features Between
MIhh Ollle Kntou and her much adver
tised "Diamond Dress."
Ijidlcn free Monday night, providing
seats are secured before 6 p. m.
PRICES 10c, 20c and 30c.
Monday Night, Oct. 14.
Klimt & Gazzolo's Great American
BIG HEARTED JIM
A Montana Sheriff of 25 Years
Iloniantlc Plot that tirlp All Stockade
and Other IteallNtic Scene Many
YVcHtcrn Character CreationN
Abundant Humor KxellinK
Big-Hearted Jim A Big, Hearty Play,
2-"c, 35c and AOc. I'hone went 22 i. Seat
nale at theater.
Costs a Little More Than Otherj.
Sold by all dealers In the tri
cities. Retail price now $15
per sack. If your grocer won't
fill your order for OCCIDENT,
telephone North 1024-Y, and we
will see that you are supplied.
Russell-Miller Milling Co.,
Room 8, Masonic Temple, Davenport.
llallry nnd McHinnor BlaiHi
Lizzie M. Wilwin Oirmim Co
medienne. JolniNon'M I '.il muted l)K.
JameM V. Sullivan I.atf Princi
pal Comedian with "The I'rineenf
I'ilsen." supported by MoFarland
and the Dale sisters, in a comedy
IlluMtrnted Sons" by Al Wal
lace. The iJitCMt Moving l'ictures.
Reserved Seat 20c
OnpoMite Spencer Square.
Lew A. Chapman Wanted a don
key. Itchn and Inez, KauiTman Mu
ter Novelty siiiKinn, daneinj?.
Malrr Harry UofT Trick Rol
le tiratv Trio In comedy acro
Mar ItlehnrdM Caney Beautiful
l)ihlndM Sheep Only herd of
trained sheep in the world.
The OptOHt-opc Showing come
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ing : : :
"It Don't Hurt a Bit."
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Over the London.