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to 17-.f 1 that T vns :ail it(eof on(e sinlln h
Althipti:'h wev h:tl hoen netpaninted
1,-t it a fl-w dlays, fndt a01ho-:-h har11lly a
wvord of lojve! had as het wvonl 11",
I k 0. th t her feel i- for o . lrl- ed
ws.:nIAething~ ::rint orthnrivralsbl.!p
I kiww th.t she trus:'--i III(. nrill that
s!. eoild 1eri n f it hrl in lor it*
fection fir fire. no untt Itr ilat nc
erlsati cons wro bironr::het mw:ttn t ,ie. I
had liol inlilly in love vitlh h fron
atlinost the 'irst time ' I S:iw her. Wlt
evelr Itilenei d', I ruu(3st kl; la- 'er (ilt
of it. I nii t finld Irne oen' is of
wariglm" her to sayi% lothing tio :mny one.
I knew that ie'r first Inpulse is soon
as sho lIPierd of liy arrli4t vol bllt
to r"oFni to rmy rescue, r('ga rdle(ss of
th facvt that fin establishimgr an alll
for mv' sie( wvould Ie hlastinir bor )vi
reptiation. Under ino ('cicll sta..eos,
evel if I was convitoil, raust sim hio
perinitterl to sli tc No exiplalation
(.11n ni'etlint for I 10 Ic, '5presnen e eef
a youaii girl alone in a i:ai's roOris
at (lVen o'clock a t. iith ii t, evel
thouhl .-hp andl( I both k;lnew howv ut
pr*i1'esence tlerIei' .Is Irel lho.w t1:1)1l1'rtt
hail heen her mtltive in vorniineg ther.
Meiition of Blarbara's 1:i1n14 ie anely
waly 11) ronniection with a1 roircase
woild e rin to wrock hir sister's
Iinntrilinonial 101:11S. It wvould Ilnoan
the ruin of her ruther's araibitions midl
tim uninasling of tho parills conll
tion of their fininves. It wrild rman
Mhat the! recproaches- !if her rnother andl
v!-f- o!j! !-f htroped~t oil ray I~r
hart's poor head.
I vats still liesalU tfled In imly (ow'n
mindl as to just whamt patrt ('iniro 11rull
forld w s playing Inl lte w%.4.h1 (of Ifiy!4
tcry nhout its. She w%:as eiotioel : :111(
flighety, given to doi.g rish thilln;. I
felt th;it there was ,;f.*trong po:Lh; l
Ity thait. rl'IItIons w 11ith her1 <'-llhusbanl d
hnil heeln In s rne waity re-l stibili hed.
I felt at tline(s that sIll was be1ing tused
as a tool by the. con11spira-tors In the
Granrilock inysterivs. If ClIre w l as
involvi-d In any wany, It bl-hooveod III(
to moove enre-fully lost .,:th- sill mbf h
betrayed in rIey ef'orts to t'eint Irey
Thiwere was . let!tin for lite to do but
to sit tight nreol takieo mey plight ,es
plili soplielatly aS I vouili until I iould
g.et. in tOuichti h G rire i n. .\s 'litn
Its it w"as5 li, )m, Inre Z, I brilted a jil fi t
tendaint ti britw li rt.- a I rnio rein! rOwws
pIm n-lr. (1n till- !irst paive J finnid :In
('(eon:11 Of the. ill e11rl11 ' '111 'r vi r
(111 la I r'li's ':' reid I t w\.illh Iil
wllOth fl on I '.ine c t hat I el ' thelw tll'
p)(i,11 oll.'.as n;: i st. 1113 wasel for et'
thisl i p that n rI-t lit1er Iained .''jit
Ths re ind the i t oat l' h-'. eel miyct(21 niin
nevert luiene to bel i ee Ayltg
purlelyA ireunsta tni S Nelon. N(o-k
ino t eI waslC iif that ero, ht~owlup
rigt roy Lt toiniic la NIOwS' Yorkiese h111
bten, litndl ' h w astf~ r(y riitvst forlt
all roy '.rcn ne'. tion 10( uIu'i ( lwen yet
thisreslwhat1' r'ot' oin ofthle newimper:~ I
'.Ile l't11 .\lonil :ItIls C iW l,1,
M'ists Dlisy' Ltain ulu Fod'.vyers oosl
teloI . pInol' her( te L fxurious Aprt h
rot a rvlrderrwt 011d CotdIter
Plleet Arret:n . elsn a [1 Crkrt
tc Thfndey ouser. tvlvr
rifnoitlI~t ainirshl recently brougtpher
Iinrdered itno' hi t ofarifsnt i thle
kIicll b iOly isle wtidi thro lht
thoti wherle'li5t(kf herahn ldtried
out of wor, who hado~ Ien ne l ng lvao
carotaket to lgotn of thennt ei t int
iTh''stee was loodft 11(1 hE'is oit when
Deter C'is A tulle and cil' le 10dadsto
himl1(~ pr iser and theyi('u fuI in hutlis
he( 'partmnt Nelson1~'5 ~isccupying~
ui3UIcions were aroused by his man.
tier, andi he r11n(e Neisoni cole With
11irn into tih! apartIent und kept hill)
there intil the arrival of thie police.
Little Is known -it the Granddck
about young Nel:on, and lie sti)born
ly rvrfti'es to ranke any staten:.4nt
about 11l3solf. Ife was eiployed C/ily
a few days uai by R1tuftis G(aston as
Caretaker' for lls ap:rtin tit. As 2ir.
Gaston is absit froni the city it Can
not be 13:l3nrofld hoiw he h aImppened to
give Nel -pn einloyminint. The 4ollcee
believe he il: v iive obtaiuned the p0
sition througliae references in or
der to gair al l i11 portiunity to liot the
aipartinlents InI 1.1Ihliling.
Supe(xrinnrt WVick hand aiscer
tailied thrit.Neiton was once emiploye!d
by i shilijlug li t in the Wall street
(listict but had ben'Ii discreditably
discha rged. Ills triner entpliyer :onl
irneid tisl., blit woultI say nothing
about Nels ong Sta(ing that he
haid 1)wn disci3irg'di for cause.
Althouiigli NIlson wits not over well
u lid cwith ioney Ilie id been seeii
recently ordering cahiorate 333'nIen.' Ill
Solle of tlie lost exininsive res'tnui
rants. Miss :.l,1 Kelly, tie t'liphoni
girl tit thl. Grudd 1 rported Oluit
only the llight hlfor1ii3 Nelson hnd 311h taken
her to (1i1nner, orderliing chalinngne and
hiring- taxicab~s, fil( had tried to purnip
Ier about tle teilnts inl thll, building.
''lhe on fact that stick out inl the
whole article that soeiniee of vast 1ln
portun31( to MiV was thle fact that Wick
hald lnfortned the police that I had
he-n diseredita)ly scharged from my
last pltce of vroployniint. Hlow did
he know that? C'r'taily I haI lnot
tol 1111. 1 had tol 11) -onte of tilhe
occ'urr(li-e ex-:t I rban iIidford,
inl I was sure she had not reivealetl
It to anyneiliP.
It was ilndublilie proof to ine that
Wick, or soneone with whon Ie was
coiniivlig. had,1i beirn having iie shad
dIld not know where iy place (if emn
iloymient. waIs. Elivitly the plot to
(iiscrfdit liie hind in-gun the dIny I ar
rivedi at tili Graid('leck. I had been
dischail rged on necoint of Srne115 inlyste
rious note lily iti,loyer hail received.
I biegarii now to hellieve that WIck
rnust liaive hat rue foiowed to miy
liac or buissl '111d to liive sfnt
that note for the express purpose of
brillginig aliolt ry diseli-irge. But
why? That was i the puzzle.
As I pond i-red ovi ' -r it I deelfled fat
mY ehin(le ineetii vith iarhmrt 'rad
foird li it imrk had lupset tlh- 'ins
of IL hilekiniliniig hand1)(, 11nd that Wiy
were wvvging themiselves on inie for
iiny unwitting p:irt. e wa . 1ertain that
Wick ini i rfty Mioore's wifi werp iII
connivance wIth) thornl. 11114 tha t thet(
-rang po-sibly included ('hiire IBrad
...'........ishand. Wiclhel a n pass
key tha3t iiiblil hin to iter the Lu
tnn33 11nartiriienit. 1I'oubtedly lie could
also ('liter iiiine 1as; wi-lI. But Wick
emil have niothing to (10 with the I
filantng of the revolver in mny rooms.
I was positive about hint. 'f had
not been out of 1n3 sight for a siigle
rnioliiil froi titim ta lint we hatld dis
enverel tIlie body. The only way that
it seeiied possibIlei to involve hun in In
flint was on ti thiory of i prear
raned plot to innke iie npinar the
mnurderer. Was: It posbethat Cinre
Blradford liall partiielpaltl in this? I
knew sli h:d ben in liiy roomns sifter
illh. 1311-der. It iust have been she
who puit the revolver there.
(Int f the ditetives whio had a
restd el 3131 d ai ('llt 13y cell door.
i"( 'rne alo ng,'' he coriinaniiided
As4' 1 an u 131 waii)(si attint WIkld
hilotg talkeni to court to lie arruinedii'i,
prints were talken. I refr'ainied froi
giviig any33 tlufntii onfii n3int rinslf,
befyiondl givinig iiiy inaiiie and31 nyi, be
th' (enrefuil to ha:vr' 11ny 3nonw3 re'corded'(
tw evierybody fiori yershlknw
tili I wa'1s huomf'ul tha It they' iniight
fll f tieitify' ne If they.3 rend( 3any-'
When'3 evferyth!ig thait inighit ser've to
i(l(3t ify~ ini" 1hd1 been3 recordedlil I was1
ft eerinonyi3. I waVs binig "'liin'd uip"
before'111 thinfernhors of th ly 's d'- ec
tivef f'orce( to see if' anyi ,,if the 11: 0001ili
Identi f'y 33n' :131l toI giv thi m 13n1 133ppteir
tunity13 to futlliizex thlemisel-ves with
31y3 featur11es 13n (13se It shinui ever lhe
liet-('ssrtl3'y to f )133(st lie itgul Iii,
"Kever(,3 53w himii before,"pi I he-ard
onle of the lioshy. "G(uess he1 13at1st he
"'Ile's n10 nlinleurl," :( aid 1anothfer.
"Thaint job ip lit lit h Grambleek wais
done by 13 a3 lirofessionl."i
.\1an 13'51iliht ing commityats w5 IreU
made~if, too, on3 3333 piwrsomil3 appenrnu3aicC,
I learn'ied ffor the firist tilne thalt 1 13ad(
a "ba~d iar,"i 33nd( tha3t lily eyes wierei
shiffty. Th'le (13ly elliot ion t hese com-ii
mlents 1aroused~'( ini 333 wasi~ 1a feel inig of
pity, rot for mysel3'if but for' all poor
unfor'tunailtes who full ilfoul oif the
inwy. I-venI thlouigh i tunin is priesmniied
toi be innocwent unot il he ha3s been con..
vietedl 1 had1 obse0rvedi( tha t since(2 the
)lrst 33n333''nt of 1my aIrre.'t e4'orybodly
had takenl it for granihted thllft I mutst
be gilty13 1 and hadi ' tretd ' me with
little r'eiet 03r coVsideratl ion.
4i'romu hl3Ci Inr11lt ers I was taken to
the polleeC 'ourlt and3( withioutI further
d.elay brought bief'ore a mn11gistrane.
".Jfohn S. Neisiin. arrested for the
murder('l Of 1)13isy t I~uan," sa3i thle de
'*jh .'',' you counsl8?" ask~led theo uag
"I tviii assign Mr. Myers as the pris
oner's counsel," lie announced.
A young chap, evidently just out of
lfw school, stepped forward, and drew
me a little to one side.
"Plead 'Not guilty,'" he directed,
"and be careful to say nothing iuore."
"Of course," I replied. "I'm not
guilty. I had nothing to (1o with it."
I could see by his face that he did
not helleve ile aId is I turned again
to tile Court I made 111) lily iidIl that
eveln if the court had assigned himza
as my coiusei I would tell him noth
"llow du you plead?" asked the
"Not guilty." I replied.
"Itenmaied without ball for further
ex.minhmtionl until Thursda~iy inornIng,."
simpped thieni couiilrt, tid I was led back
into anI alint''room, Mir. Nlyers and the
dle ctive avccompainyling mile. The lat
ter th're!urire me to sonme nlm
clal, predsuimbly a prison keeper.
"Looks pretty haid for you," said
Myers. as we were left alone for con
"I suppose it does look that way," I
"No chance to make it self-defense,"
he went on, plainly anazed at my
1mnr. "No jury'd ever stand for a
burglar shooting in self-defense."
"No," I admitted, "I suppose they
wouldn't. IFortunately I'm no bur
"If we could iake out it was a
lovers' quarrel," he suggested.
"If I had ever known Miss Lutan,"
I admitted, "that might not make a
".ook here," he replied Indignantly,
"young fellow, you are up against it
harder than you seen to realize.
They've got the goods on you, and it'll
be the chair for yours If you're not
careful. You've got no chance proving
"Why not? I never saw Miss Lutan
until I saw her body in her rooms. I
never was in her rooms until I went
in there with Mr. Wick after we had
heard the shot. What's more, I never
owned a revolver in my life and never
saw the one the detectives found until
they pulled it out of my dresser
(To be continuea.)
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