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THE ARGUS. SATURDAY. MARCH cnooo.t
Or-aunges Are Now Cheap and Good.
iv? dii (Th a x n
This entire trainload made up of
selected oranges only the inspector's
first choice from the 5,000 orchards of
the California Fruit Growers Exchange.
An Entire Trainload 35 Cars of California's. Choicest
, Seedless "Sunkist" Oranges Now Speeding Across the
Continent for the Great Special Orange Sale
Hand-picked and as direct from the
trees to you as a Special Train can bring
them fresh, juicy, full flavored, golden
No other fruit-so tempting to look
upon. No other so pleasing to the taste.
More Luscious Than Ever
Keep the date in mind and ask your
dealer to send one or two dozen of these
fresh picked "Sunkist' Oranges up to
See how much more luscious they are
than any you ever ate before.' All seed
less, too, and as full of juice as an orange
skin can hold.
This "Sunkist" Orange Special is now,
speeding from California by special ex
press freight given the right of way
wherever possible, and during the entire
week beginning Monday, March 8, this,
extra fine fruit will be on sale at special
prices everywhere throughout the state.
A Splendid Spring Tonic
The tonic value of a good orange is
recognized by physicians. A "Sunkist"
Orange with every meal means .a keener
appetite, better digestion and a clearer
In these earliest days of spring the
system requires a gentle, persistent "ton
ing up." For this you can find nothing
so delightfully effective as "Sunkist"
; This "Special Sale" is your opportu
nity to buy the finest, juciest, most lus
cious Oranges ever grown, at the lowest
prices. Don't miss it.
Also "Sunkist" Lemons
"Sunkist" Lemons are the choicest
grown. Thin-skinned, mostly seedless,
and extremely rich in juice. These are the
cultivated lemons. Use them for hot lem
onade when you have a cold. Keep them
on hand for use in flavoring various cakes,
desserts and sauces.
Tell your deal
Oranges are the
ones you want.
Insist on having
them. Don't be
mis-led by "just
as good" talk.
ONE SOLID WEEK of the World's Choicest
Oranges, Starting on Next Monday morning.
Look for this Label on the
. ( End of Every Box.
By E. PHILLIPS OPPENHEIM,
Author of "The Mtr Mummer." "A Prince of Sinners. "Mysterious Mr.
Sabin." "Anna the Adventuress." Etc
Copyright. 1903. 1008. by LITTLE. BROWN, ind COMPANY.
synopsis ov rnKCEDixo ciiap-
CHAPTER L Quy Poynton, an Eng
tsh boy, is taking a walking tour on
the border line between Russia and
Germany. He falls asleep, and when he
awakes sees two trains meet, one from
RiihkIh lnd one from Germany. He
rent-hps an inn, where he is followed by
a German officer, who tries to Hud out
If he knows anything of the meeting
on the road. He denies all knowledge
of it. He is advised to leave for Aus
tria without delny, as he is suspected
of being a spy. He had during the col
loquy secured a paper which had blown
from the window of one of the cars.
It was written in German.
CHAPTER II. Guy goes to Paris af
ter visiting Austria and meets a party
of men and women, to whom he tells
the -story, omitting all mention of the
CHAPTER III. rhyllls Poynton comes
to England in search or Guy, her broth
er, who has disappeared. She finds in
his trunk the-German paper. She trans
lates it Into English, hut cannot make
anything out of it. She destroys the
translation and keeps the original.
CHAPTER IV. Phyllis meets a man
who she has been informed knows of
her brother's whereabouts.
CHAPTER V. Sir George Duncombe,
an English baronet, sees a photograph
of Phyllis and falls in love with it. He
agrees to go to J'arls to search tor her.
CHAPTER VI. He reaches Paris, but
falls to find any trace of the Poynton.
CHAPTER VII. Duncombe offers an
enormous reward for information of the
CHAITER VIII. Duncombe Is warn
ed to give up the search.
CHAPTER IX. Mlle-Mermlllionagrees
to give Duncombe the desired informa
tion, but she fails to. arrive at the ap
CHAPTER X. MJlo. Mermilllon hag
been murdered. Duncombe gets a for
mer newspaper reporter named Spen
cer to assist him in his search. He Is
again warned to leave ParlB.
CHAPTERS X1.-X1I. Duncombe is
notified that if he does not leave Paris
he will be arrested for the murder of
CHAPTER XIII. He returns to Eng
. cnAPTEu xiv. ; :
TTTE door of tbe omnibus was
opened . 03 Duucotnbe stepped
over the low wall .into the
road. A tall man lu a long,
light Inverness deseemfed.
1 "Hello, Duneombel'V he exclaimed,
holding out bis Laud. "X was coming
in to see you for a moment." -
"Good man.!" Duncombe answered.
. "Bring your friend, won't vour ' 1
. lie held opeu the gate hospitably.
but .Lord Ronton shook his head. -
"I only wanted a word with you,"
he said. "We're all starving, and If
you don't mind we'll get ou as quickly
as we can. About tomorrow. You
shoot with us, of course."
"Delighted !" Duncombe answered.
. "Cresswell met me at ytm station,"
ItPrd Runton continued. "I'd drawn
out a plan for the shoot, but it seems
that Cresswell old fool hasn't got his
harvest In from the two fields by Not
ion's Gorse. What I wanted to ask
you was if we might take your tur
nips up from Mile's bottom to the north
end of the gorse. We can make our
circuit then without a break."
"My dear, fellow," Duncombe pro
tested, "was it worth while asking me
such a thing? Of course you can."
"That's settled, then," Lord Knntoo
declared, turning back toward the oul-
nibns. "Let me introduce you to my
friends," he added, resting his band
upon the other's shoulder, "and then
we'll be off."
Duncombe, in whose ears his friend's
cry was still ringing, pressed eagerly
"This Is my neighbor, Sir George
Duncombe. Lord Kunton said, look
ing Into tbe carriage, "who will shoot
with lis tomorrow. Miss Fielding and
Colonel Fielding.' Lady Engrave and
the J faro n von Rothe."
Lady Angrave held out her band.
"Sir George and I are almost old
friends." she said,, with a somewhat
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languid smile. "We were both at Cas
tie Hoikhaui last autumn."
Duncombe murmured something con
ventipnal as he bowed over his Uueers
His whole attention was riveted upon
the tall, pale girl jri the. farther corner
of the omnibus. Her acknowledg
ment of his introduction Lad been of
the slightest, aud her features were
obscured by a white veil. She looked
away from him at once aiid eontimied
a whispered conversation with 1 the
white haired gentleman at her side.
Dtmcouibe could think of no excuse
for addressing her.
"I shall have the pleasure of meeting
you all again tomorrow." he said, clos
ing the door after Lord Kunton. ."I
won't keep you now.. 1 know what tho
journey is down from town. Good
Good night, George. Ten o'clock
The earriace rolled off. and Dun
combe returned to bis own domain. An
drew was waiting for him Impatiently
by the gate. -
"Well." he exclaimed eagerly, "you
have seen her! Well?"
The man was trembling with excite
meut. '1 here we. . perspira
tion on his forehead. LIU voice sound
ed unnatural. -"I
saw a young lady m the carriage,'
Duncombe answered, "or. rather, I did
not see her, for she wore n veil, aud she
scarcely looked ut Lie, but she was in
troduced to me as Miss Fielding, and
her father was with her."
"Fielding! Fielding!" Andrew repeat
ed. "Never mind that. What was she
like? What color hair had she?"
"I told you that she kept her ve!l
down," Duncombe repeated. "Her hair
was a sort of deep red brown what I
could see of it But, seriously, Andrew
what is the use of discussing her? One
might as soon expect one of my house
maids to change into rbyllls Foyntov
as to discover her with a braud new fa
ther, a brand new name and a guest at
Runton Place." ' . s ' " ; ;
Andrew was silent for a moment.
He touched his spectacles with a weary
gesture and covered his eyes with his
hand. .- ,- .. ' .. " "
"Yes," he Bald, "I suppose you are
rig'at. I suppose I am a fool. But the
voice!1 ' - -' : '. ' '
"The laughter of women," said Dun
combe, "is music all the world over.
One cannot differ very much from the
other." - - .; ;..., '. .
"You are quite wrong,' George," An
drew said. "The voices of women vary
like the thumb marks of criminals.
There are no two attuned exactly alike.
It is the receptive organs that are at
fault We who have lost one sense find
others & little keener.' Tbe laughter of
that girl! George, will you keep me a
few days' longer? ' Somehow I cannot
bring myself,. to leave nntil I have
beard her voice once more,"
. Duncombe laughed heartllx
"My dear fellow," he said. "I shall
bless your uncommonly sensitive ears
if they keep you here with me for even
an extra few days. "You shall have
your opiortun:ty lox I always dine
at Kuntou House after our first-shoot,
and I know Kunton quite well enough
to take you. You shall sit r.t the sauie
table. Hello, what's this light wab
bling up the drive?"
He "trolled a yard or so away aud
"A bicycle," he remarked. "One of
the grooms leen down to the village. I
shall have to speak to Rnrdett ,in the
morning. I will not have these fellows
coming home at all sorts of times in
the morning. Come along in, Andrew.
Just a drain, eh? And a cigarette and
then tombed.' Kuuton's keen on his bag,
and they say that German Rothe's n
fine shot. Can't let them have it nil
their own way."
"No fear of that," Andrew answered,
stopping through the window. "I'll
have the cigarette, please, but I don't
care about auy mora whisky. The
Field mentioned your name only a few
weeks ago as one of the finest shots at
rising birds in the couutry, so I don't
think you need fear the German.''
'I ought to hold my own with tho
partridges." Duncombe admitted, help
ing himself from the siphon, "but
Come in, come In!" -
A servant entered with a telegram
upon a silver salver.
"A boy has just brought this from
Runton, sir," he said.
Duncombe tore it open. He was ex
pecting a message from his pm maker,
and he opened it without any particu
lar interest, but as he read his whole
manner changed. He held the sheet in
front of him long enough to have read
it a dozen times. He could not restrain
the slight start a half exclamation.
Then his teeth came together. He re
membered the servant and looked up.
"There will, be no answer ' tonight
Murray," he said. . "Give the boy a
shilling and some supper. If he goes
liome by the Runton gates, tell him t3
be sure and dose them because of the
The man departed. Duncombe laid
the iolegram upon the table. He felt
that Andrew was waiting impatiently
for him to speak. ' .
"The telegram ' Is from Spencer,"
Duncombe Said. - :
"J'Re lias discovered something?"
"On the contrary," Duucotnbe an
Bwered, "be is asking me for informa
tlou, and curious information too."
'What. does he want to know?"
"The "telegram," . Duncombe said
slowly, "is lu French. He asks me to
wire him af once Cae names of all the
guests at Kunton Place."
Andrew struck the table a mighty
blow with bis clinched fist
V"I knew Jtl" he cried. "It was her
laugh, her voice, l'hyllts Poyntou is
Duncombe looked at his friend in
credulously. ' " s .
'My dear Andrew," he said, "be rea
sonable. The-young lady and her fa
ther in that' omnibus .were Introduced
to me by Kunton himrelf as Mr. and
Miss Fielding. They are going to his
house as his guests. Naturally there
fore he knows all about theiu. Mis
Poynton, as you have told me more
thau once, is an orphan."
"Common rense won't even admit It
as a matter of argument," Andrew
6aid. "I know that quite, well. But
how do you account for Spencer's tele
"Remember that he is' a newspaper
correspondent" Duncombe said. "He
has many Interests and many frieud3
with whom he is constantly exchang
ing Information.' It is a coincidence,
I admit But the wildest Might of
imagination could not make any more
of it." ,
"You must be right," Andrew; said
quietly. "It all sounds and is so con
vincing. Rut I wish that I had not
heard that laugh."
(To be Continued.)
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