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1| THE CONWAY CASE |
Hi * y KATHERINEE HOPSON.
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Edith Nugent was surprised when a
■ knock sounded at the front door that
!■ evening. Callers were a rarity, espe
■ dally on a rainy night like this. She
HI went to the door expecting to And one
|l of the neighbors, but there stood a
|l tall, strange young man.
“Good evening," he began, courte-
I uuely, “will you kindly tell me If this
I Is where Will Morgan lives?”
|H “No, Albert Nugent lives here. The
■ iJurgans live next door. But they are
■|l out of town.”
Hr “Is no one at home 7”
1 “No; they are all away. Are — are
9 you a friend of theirs?”
i£;jl “Tea. I’m Mr. Morgan's cousin,
H Edmond Marsh. I stopped of? between
|l trains to see them. It’s unfortunate
II 1 happened on this time," he laughed.
fe,l “Is there a hotel here where I can
■ wait until the 11:20 train?”
iff “There Is one, but It’s very poor. It
|l would be a dreary sort of place tc
II Walt 1” She hesitated a moment, then
■ a glance out Into the raging storm de
lta elded her. “We ehould be glad to have
fta you come in and wait here. A relative
9 of the Morgans is always welcome.”
111 The man's virile, polished personul-
I Ity was of the type not often seen In
, I small towns. And to Edith his com
■ Ing was like a breath of romance from
9 the outside world from which she had
IB been largely excluded since she had
II taken the reins of the household after
9 her mother’s death.
’<" The Morgans returned home the fol
-9 lowing day and Edith related to them
I the Incident of their cousin's coming.
K Tes, 1 remember a distant cousin ri
S my father's by the name o* Edmund
gta Marsh, but I haven t seen him for
years. You ray he had dark hair? As
■ 1 remember him, his hair was light
■ like his father's."
HI “Perhaps it grew dark as be gut
9 older. Many times It does.”
|P When she went home she found her
■ father reading the paper. As she en
-9 tered be said excitedly;
9 “Here’s an account of the capture
9 of the man who committed that big
9 diamond robbery at Conway’s Jewelry
9 store last week. He was nabbed by a
9 detective Just as he was boarding the
Mm 11:20 train last night. Mighty good
■ thing they got him. That Conway cuae
■ was a bold piece of work.”
B When he finished reading the paper
■ and laid It down, Edith picket) It up
I and eagerly scanned the account of
■ the robber capture. A euddeu fear
■ clutched hard at her heart. The news-
I paper described him as tall, slender,
H with brown hair and blue eyes-—Unit
■ was also an accurate description of
■ the man who hud culled there last
I night Could it be possible that be
I had been an Impostor? She thought
m of the discrepancy between bis ap
■ pearance and Mr. Murgan’s remem-
M brance of him. Perhaps he wasn't the
I real Edmond Marsh at all! He had
i seemed so straightforward and hon
■ nrable, and yet ahe knew the greatest
1 crooks sometimes had the most pleas-
I Ing manners. She did not want to
| voice her fears to her father—for the
| possible connection between their
■ -—*4 -d robber bad ovl*
■ uently not occurred
I Edith did not sleep m.“,. ~ at night.
9 Hhe thought the matter over and over
| la all Its phases.
I “Why couldn't things have been dlf
| fevent? Why couldn't they be —ell
■ right?” she asked herself bitterly.
Next morning’s mall brought a let
ter postmarked Chicago. She did not
know the writing, ao glanced first at
the signature. She caught her breath
sharply as she read, "Edmond Marsh.”
“Surely it will explain things," she
thought, and eagerly scanned the let
ter. After a polite repetition of hta
appreciation of the cveulug'a hospital
ity, he said;
‘T believe you brought wo good luck.
It was owing to my stopover In your
town that I made good on my Job. I've
been employed as a detective on the
Conway robbery case, and until that
alght had not been able to find any
clews. He’d evidently been biding
around there, and as luck would have
it he started to board the same train
I did that night. I knew him at once
from the description we had of him.
Oddly enough, the fellow aud 1 actu
ally look alike]
“Anyway, so much for luck—and
you. Pm going to be down that way
again next week, and shall hope to
see you again then. I ween to culti
vate Uncle Will’s folks —and their
neighbors—after this I”
Edith’s eyes brightened, and in her
cheeks was a lovely color as she fln
- Übed the letter, "Sometimes things
do come out right after all,” she de
clared. “But, oh I he must never know
that I doubted him I”
Concerning the Opera Qlses.
It would be Interesting to trace the
fall history of what Is known sa the
opera glass, but which probably exist
ed in some form or other long before
Its widespread use at the opera gave
It that distinctive name.
We know that the ancients had the
magnifying glass and something akin
to the modern telescape; glass being
" much more freely used In antiquity
than nntll a few years ago was ac
knowledged by some historical wise
> acres. But. though we read of the
horning of ships by powerful magni
fiers of the sun’s rays, and of observa
tions of the heavenly bodies by means
of the telescope, we do not know
whether the bodies on the stage were
brought under clearer Inspection by
means of the equivalent of the opera
glass.
Means Dlabsllef In Self.
No sadder proof can be given by a
man of hts own littleness than disbe
lief In great men.—Carlyle.
Reward for Right Doing.
It Is Just M Impossible to escape the
reward of Hght-dolng as It Is to gst
away from your shadow, er to accept
the light of the sunbeam without Ity
warmth. It tt true that the reward
la not Ukely to eoms as It did in the
eld-fa shinned story books, where the
girl who returned a lost purse was
adopted Into the family. Bight-doing ,
brings a reward beyond such dreams. ,
It Is as Inevitable as gravitation.
Courtesy of the French.
Benjamin Franklin, In hie memoirs,
speaking of one of the skirmishes in l
the French and Indian war, tells how i
the French troops marched from i
Rhode Island to Virginia, without oo> i
c.sliming one complaint for the loss i
F of a pig, a chicken or even an apple, ]
L They are the kind of soldiers to whom) :
| Good Styles in Summer Utility Coats ~|
1i v *-.
IB II
o ßi
iL'lf'noTa bad idea to put off haying'
a practical spring aud summer coat —
which nearly every woman needs —un-
til spring has really come to slay. By
the middle of May styles are establish
ed and the latest and last efforts of the
designers have appeared and bad their
try-outs. Perhaps nothing more beau
tiful than the first models will follow
them over the hurixou of fashion, but
one will have the satisfaction of hav
ing seen the whole parade before mak
ing a choice.
Long rapes, long coats anil coats
with detachable capes made their entry
together this season. With its ad
vance capes have grown In popularity.
Coats have appeared In the heavier
weaves of silk, but the soft elastic light
weight wool coatings are unrivaled for
beauty In Interesting shades of beaver,
rose, blue, greeu and gold.
Two of these ttnmiiNssble and envel
oping coats, as pictured above, are ex
amples of good style In the summer
utility coat One would have to be
provided with a pocket dictionary to
call all the new names that are given
to varieties of familiar weaves of cloth,
but Uutrs is one that marlta remeia-
Swimming Suits Equal to the Sport I
Kn I J . jt M ) I
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Wgm
There are bathing Huit—and bath
ing aults—but they are n varied aa
the shells of the aca. Home of them
are Intended for the girt who sticks to
the beach, but lenda countenance to
the sport of awlmmlng by wearing a
atunnlng bathing costume—which may
neyer be wet. Others are pretty and
more or leas practical affairs of silk,
that are all right for the usual splash
ing about and beach play. And then
there are the real, practical swim
ming suits for the girl who swims
and demands the right kind of gar
ment for the sport.
A real and successful bathing suit
must be sturdy and equal to strenu
ous wear. It must set well and look
well when It Is wet as well aa when
It Is dry. It must Insure perfect
freedom of the limbs and be dyed
lytth colors that know no such words
as "run” or "fade.” With all these
sterling, common-sense qualities It will
remain forever unhonured and unsung
If It Is not good looking to start with.
Many of this season's suits are
sleeveless, and others have short
band or puffed sleeves. A fascinat
ing affair of black satin Is shaped like
chemise, with narrow bonds set Into
the arm’s-eye and the bottom edge
Had His Narva, I
Man (at the phone, to man at the
other end of the wire) —“How daw you
talk to me like that I You're not ay
wife I”
Fasting to Induca Dreamt.
Fitting for the purpose of Induc
ing dreams may be traced back to a
very early period. And the foramost
believers In droaroa were our own pic
turesque Indians. History tails os of
certain tribes who enjoined rigorous
fasting among children from a Tory
early age, during which time special
attention was paid to their dreams.
•otanlMl Wonder.
The oldest botanical work )n tbo
world Is sculptured on tßb wall* of
room in the great Temple of Karaak
at TJiebea, Egypt. It represents foreign
plants brought home by an Egyptian
sovereign, Thothmss in, on bis return
from a campaign in Arabia, say* tha
Family Herald- The sculptures show
w wm 1 '
herlng. It la a npring veralon of velonn
and appear* In tba coat at the right.
The coat at the left la In a firmer and
■mouther weave and haa a aurfac* re
aenibllug broadcloth.
fashion demaodn coata and capaa
that reach I moat or quite to tp* bot
tom of tba dreaa with collar* that are
high at the back aod mag be turned
op to muffle up the throat Nearly all
of them are protected and prettily fin
llied with over-collara of georgette
crepe.
Homo of the long capaa are far from
Hlnple. Very dark blue la favored for
them aod aometimaa they continue to
be made up with a veat ami wide gir
dle In a contrasting color—dark rose
for one—aod It la a very One combina
tion. Occasionally a long rap* la da
ubed with deep allk frtuga.
jl',
Dre economy boom* mllllnary.
The woman with the made-over gown
wanta an extra hat Do yon blame
hart
gathered Into bands that fasten about
the legs Just above the knees. It I*
wide enough to give the swimmer
plenty of freedom. Stockings that do
not reach to the knees and low slip
pers fastened with a single strap are
sn Innovation In the styles. Tha
knees are uncovered. With a black
satin bathing garment, like that Juat
described, white stockings, barred with
black, and black allppera are to ba
worn. A cap with a band of whits
rubberised cloth and a soft black
crown provides the proper headwear.
The ‘two swimming suits shown in
the picture are entirely practical, sad
will stand the rigid testa of the hab
itual swimmer. They are light-weight
wool In an elastic weave. The suit at
the left la shaped to set very close to
the figure. It la In navy blue with
navy and white striped border. The
sntt at the right 1* In gray and white '
bordered with a white band having a
pin strips. The upper garment hangs
straight from the shoulders and Is
given Ita shapeliness by a white assh
of woven material like the suit.
Keep ttrivtn*
Longing to share our troubles, or lot
log courage If fortune's wheal refuse*
to turn In our favor, to about tbs most
unwise course wo could possibly fol
low. Far batter to keep quiet about all
distressing setbacks, baoome Interested
In soma form of work and bravely go
la to win. True, one cannot always
recoup one’s fortune, but Ufa offer* '
many other compensations very much .
worth while. J
__ 4
New OeuM fthsl
"Ah, Boat*," X said, as X held her
pretty Ufa* pink hands In my big
burly brown mitts, "you have told mo
repeatedly that you love ms and that
you would fulfill my ovary wish. I
have don* everything you requested
ef.ma. tour whim sled wish has haan
mi on* daeif*. We have gotten along
p&pctiy together and wonderfully
coble thoughts have rakarf my brain.
After U tfcto. how could you put such
* >■* Igtfljl finrer nalle when
professional.
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