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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS. WEDNESDAY. MAY 28, 1913.
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A Novclizalion by J. W. McConaughy of the Successful New Play
by Harriet Ford. Harvey J. O'Higgins and Detective William
J. Burns, io Which Robert Hi!!iard Is Appearing.
CcvrniH. 1912. br aralAanU'Eiu
FINLEY followed tbe two detec
tives lato tbe somber roorb and
eyed them suspiciously as their
glance traveled slowly about,
taking la every detail of orrnngemeut
er.d furnishings. Tbe general scheme
of the room was dark iiuj po'.isbed oak.
sod slrfte It was lighted from only una
of the fotir sides, as U common la tbe
bom cs of eTen tbe wealthiest In New
York, there was alwayn a half gloom
that would be restful under ordinary
circumstance, but cow uncanny. In
tbe decorations and other fittings tbe
plan seemed to have been rather to
deepen than lighten this effect. Tables,
chairs, desks all were dark and mas
rive. The upholstery wan a tawny
yellow that added the appearance of
'ent age. Andirons and otbet brasses
Young Manning Continued to Gaz
tere rltilled and heavy, and the fw
pictures two or three liarMzon laud
acapes ranjr true to tbe tenor of tbe
preat room In their dull gold frames.
There was one note of rich color where
tbe reflected lipbt of tbe day outride
hone through the stnlned glass ar
morial bcarincs In the windows, and
tbls only accentuated the depressing
Knyton nud l.N assistant, a boyish
younp f llow of about tweuty-flTe, took
in nil of this in n brief but trained
ncrutlny. Kaytou walked to one of tbe
windows, opened it and leaucd out far
enough t see that the other command
ed only the snme view. Youuu Man
ning continued to rare nlwiut. Flnley
remained b!w! and suspicious In the
bnrkpmnnd. He was waiting for the
detective to pet to work. lie did not
understand that they were already
hard at Jt. Tie prew more and more
suspicious and contemptuous Rg tUe
uiorrlrg went on. for he could not see
that the so called preat detective did
anything more, or even as much, as the
repular force that bod already been
OTer the ground.
And in a way he was correct It is
not what he learns, but the rjse he
makes of what he learns that distin
guishes the preat artist In detection
from the common bungler. By reason
Ins clearly and unswervingly from the
same premies be reaches conclusions
that shock the public and the tyro that
hat preceded him on the work, simply
because the latter has not bad the com
mon sense to-drlft with the never mis
leading current of lolc. By this un
pretentious application of common
sense, this faith 1n tbe correctness of
simple reasoning, successful defenders
of society have been piven credit for
much spurious rrofundity, which they
are the first to disclaim. When they
deny that there Is anything wonderful
cbout It we murmur that modesty and
greatness ever walk hand la hand. It
Is not modesty. It Is the truth.
Before Kayton had organized his owl
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agency he had been assigned as a gov
ernment operative to run down an Is
sue of counterfeit bills of large denonv
liiations. He made no brilliant strokes
no spectacular coups of reasoning.
He worked bard. He stuck to the trail
and week by week and month by month
be followed it until it led into the office
of tbe federal district attorney and
Ucltud States marshal of one of tbe
largest cities In the United States.
Here a weaU man would have hesitat
ed and said that while two and two
make four, ordinarily, in this case two
and two must make four and a half.
But Kayton didn't He knew that be
bad followed the one trail, and he con
tinued to follow until, when they were
arrested, the two officials confessed.
He bad only adhered to the axiom that
nothing which Is logical is Impossible.
If the evidence poioted that way he
would Investigate an archbishop with
as littlo hesitation as be would nn arch
' This was the man that old Finley ;
regnrded so sourly as he gazed out i
Into the pardon off the library win
dows and surveyed the rear eleva-
tlons of the neighboring houses. Man- i
ning oddres-sed the old butler first.
"I'soppose the police from hend-
quarters have lneu over everything, j
Is this the way the furniture was
"One chair was lyin' on Its back."
grudgingly rep'lcd the butler. Man
ning thought swiftly.
"H'ml I wonder how that happen
ed." he murmured. .
"If yon knew that and had youc
eupper you could go to tied." growled
the oid servant. Manning griuwed.
"You're Irish, eU'r"
Kayton came back from the window
mi'l appraised the stubborn old man
quickly and silently.
"You're .a great detective. Joe," he
said grimly. Then he addressed Fin-
ley with studied courtesy.
"Ciin you put that chair the way It
"I cannot." responded the old man
"Tbe IkxIv was lyingn its side, was
It?" pursued Kayton calmly.
"That's as maybe." grunted Finley.
Manning was uuabie to restrain him-
"You're a groat detective, Jo," hs said
elf at this cavalier treatment of his
"Say. you better open up!" he snarl
ed. "You may be hanged on this case
Tbe butler snorted eontercpuocily.
"I'll .will you me wits theo." be. jr-
totted, moving toward the "doot.
"You'll be needin' 'em."
"Whatfs his name?' demanded Kay
ton In a whisper.
"Flnley." replied Manning In , the
same guarded tone. Kayton raised bis
"Joe. get Mr. Flnley In here,", he
commanded. "He's the man that can
help ns." ;
"Why. he'a Flnley." replied Man
ning. The old eerrant stopped and
turned. Kay top approached him ea
gerly. "Are you Mr. Flnley? he demanded.
That personage swelled his chest
"I am." he declared Importantly.
"Well! Why didn't you tell ns that
at first?" Kayton's tone was a marvel
of cordiality and reproach. "1 under
stand your confidential relations with
the household and with Mr. Argyle,
and young Mr. Argyle tells me that
you're In a position to be of the great
est assistance to us."
Tbe old butler's face told of a strag
gle between completely gratified van
ity and general Indignation over the
whole situation. His next remark was
a mixture of tbe two.
"Well, air, I can tell you this,", he
declared. "I lay no great store by de
tectives." "You're quite right." agreed Kayton
In .hearty sympathy.
"A class of men with so little 'In te'.ll
genee that they would put suspicion
on Miss Maryr went on Finley indig
nantly, at tbe same time subtly making
It clear that be excluded Kayton from
the general condemnation. "They're
beyond the assistance of any honest
"Did yon try to help them?' inquired
"Help them!" exploded' the old man.
"Man alive, how can you come be
tween a fool and his folly? They'd
hear no word from me. Their minds
what they had of 'em were all set on
"Well. Mr. Finley." said Kayton
soothingly, "that's tbe rery. reason
we're here. Now tell us tbe facts as
you know them. You found the body?"
"I did not." returned Flnley Instant
ly, with some traces of his indignation,
but with'a manifest change of attitude
toward the new Investigator. "I was
quiet In me bed when tbe man Andy
boorst in on me. 'He's dead,' he says.
'stark dead on the flure in there"
'Who's dead? I says. 'Mr. Argyle,'
"Who's Andy?" interrupted Kayton.
"Dan Scully's boy," replied Flnley.
"How long's he been here?'
"Time out o mind, nearly as long as
"What does he do?"
"He makes himself useful when
tell him. He's a simple soul." added
the old man In the manner of one
speaking of tbe feeble minded.
"Send for him," said Kayton curtly
Old Finley promptly rang the bell.
"Who else was In the house? went
on the detective. Finley wrinkled his
forehead and ticked off tbe inmates on
"Myself. Miss Mary, the girl. Kitty,
Topp. the footman and the cook," bo
replied. "Mrs. Wyatt was away. Mr,
Bruce, Mr. Argyle's sou, was here for
dinner that night and went away
"Did you see blm go?" naked Kay
ton swiftly, with a keeu glance at the
old mau's face.
"1 did not. By 11 o'clock I made
fast for tbe night, with Mr. Argyle
sittin' here and Miss Mary in. her
chamlK-r. And bov they got In that
did this that's the thing for you to
learn, sir. Hut w ben they done It they
went out that door, for I found tbe
small chain, off and the bolt drawn In
tbe morning. And let me tell you this.
sir.' went on rinley. his indignation
rising again. "There's nothin' but
wlckedness In this doubt o' Miss Mary.
There's things In nature and things
that are not Andy, come in here!"
A tall, shambling young man. with
a highly nervous manner, clad in tbe
blue denim of tbe workman, who had
appeared at the hall door while Fln
ley was talking, shuffled reluctantly
forward In obedience to tbe command,
smoothing down his stringy black hair
with both hands as he advanced. Kay
ton glanced at blm, but continued to
address the butler.
"Did Andy come first to you?"
"ne did," nodded Finley. "And It
was me that roused Miss Mary. When
we formd be was dead sbe got Mr.
Bruce and tbe doctors here straight
away, and they got tbe police, and
from that It began trouble without
end. Reporters besiegin' us-and no
man above suspicion and slanders in
the .papers on all of us, with pboty-
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graphs of this and that nnd pictures
out of their own fancy, and the public
in its lnnocency perverted."
"Did you bear anything in the night?"
Kayton broke in abruptly, addressing
the newcomer. Andy gazed apprehen
sively about the room and shook bis
"Trust him to hear anything," put In
"What time didou go to bed?" went
Andy fidgeted and looked appeallng
ly at his master.
"He don't know, sir." Finley explain
ed. "He don't live by the clock. He
goes to bed by habit and gets up by
Kayton shrugged his shoulders slight
ly and turned to tbe eld butler again.
"Suppose you two arrange this furni
ture the way you found it that morn
ing." But it was the old butler who did It
Andy followed him about In apparent
willingness to help, but tbe atmoe
pbere of the room seemed to have a
benumbing effect on his mnscles.
Flnley solemnly, with many pauses
for reflection, moved the chairs out of
the military order and 'pushed them
about the floor, overturnlag one near
the table. Andy jealously avoided that
Tnty were all wheeled about every
which way," the butler explained aa
he finished bis task. "Nothin' was at
it should be. He made a hard fight
.to defend hinrself, God help us! be
fore they put death to blm."
Kayton nodded abstractedly. He was
studying tbe new arrangement of the
"Where was the body there?" be
indicated a spot between the table and
the overturned chair.
. "It was." declared Flnley. "An the
pistol yonder." He Indicated a spot at
a considerable distance from the chair.
"Lying on his back?" went on Kay
"On bis back, but a little to one
aide," corrected Finley. "With the ta
blecloth clutched in his hand. Andy,
lay yourself down there and abow the
Andy started to obey almost mechan
ically. Then be stopped with a start
ana drew back, witu tne tisst words be
had spoken alnce he had entered the
"Xot me!" he protested In a tren
bllcg voice that did not conceal a rich
er brogtse than Finley'a. "There's bad
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"Xever mind that." Interposed Kay
ton. "Was the tablecloth dragged
from the table?"
"About halfway, sir." answered the
butler. "And some books on top of
Kayton lifted the heavy tapestry
cover and peered closely at the pol
"When was this cover put bacU?" he
Finley scratched his chin and came
"That's hard to say. sir." be said.
Kayton straightened-up and hia face
"Let's see If we've got anything here,
"It may be Tery important," he said
In a low tone that instantly impressed
the old servant with a new sense of
"Well" Finley waa thinking bard
"I mind I was straightening the room
when one o the doctors come in and
he stopped me until the coroner should
come, but I had already put back the
cloth an the book.'
"Has it been touched since?"
"It has not" A quick gleam passed
over Kayton's face and was gone In
an Instant "Not so much as dusted."
Fialejr asxured him. Kaytoa nodded
and dismissed Andy, Flnley apologiz
ing for the young man's behavior.
.... 1 . 1 ,ti h,ui, uc ui. iirv 1 1 . v iuiu
bim. "I want to see the footman. Mr.
Finley for an Instant regarded him
doubtfully, and then with a "very
good, sir." went out into tbe hall. Ills
conttails bad not disappeared before
Kayton and his assistant bud whipped
books and cover oft" the table.
"Let's see If we've got anything
here, Joe," said the chief. The young
man produced a package of powder
and dusted the top of the table with a
dexterity and swiftness that spoke of
long practice. Then tbe two men
stooped and blew off the dust, and
Kayton ran bis eyes over tbe polished
surface. The great detective shook his
head doubtfully as he scanned the few
"This Is a cold trail. Joe," he said.
"I suppose these are Finley's. But"
he Indicated two little rows of murks
"a woman has been holding on here
with both her bands."
Manning bent over and examined
"That might have been the girl," he
"Yes," nodded Kayton. "and she was
sitting down. Here are her eight fin
ger prints. See if you can get her
thumbs under the edge there." He
moved on around, looking closely at
every square inch, "She doesn't re
peat" he said at Inst "We'll have to
take these all. Joe."
(to be continued
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