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The Evening World Daily Magazine, Monday, Octobe r 2 6 19 14
THE SOURCE OF HARD TIMES j.rSt3ta.i By Robert Minor Next Week's Complete Voce in THE EVENING WORLD. I Fasten a Bracelet By David Potter Tils Ittk M fte SUuts Will CmI $1.25. U. Get II lw C Certs. The Cottage on the Fells One ( the Strmgeil Detective St$rkt Evet Written By H. De Vere Stacpoole (Author o "The 8Mp of Corah" o.) v v (Cmi1it. 112. In AmHe. CHAPTER I. Mile. Lefmrge. mmm ELLIER, a. yon nir lawyer with oe from London to Boulogne hotel, ho met a artrl whoee tlon. Bhe wna French , Mile. Ceclle Lefarge. and around her seemed to hang a mystery. Not until he and alio were walking on tli rcsaparte one afternoon did Hellter mystery. i .That day before either rrallr.ed what was about to happen the man wan telling the woman that he loved her, and the woman, was telling the man wai sno cured inr mm. ' Then ahe said, aa If In answer to 1 "It can never be." Her eyca filled with tenra. . . "It can never he." "WhyT" ho demanded. "Come," aald ahe, "and I will show you." They left the ramparts and returned to th'e hotel. She left him In the ball for k moment and then returnod and nuked blm to follow her. He followed her to a door on the first floor landing. Hhe opened It and led him Into a sitting room, where In ... -i,,,. l..,,,. . M,n, an armchair beside a biasing wood Are aat her aunt, old Mme. de War- ens, muffled up In a light shawl, with a novel open upon her lap, asleep. " ...., They passed Into the adjoining room. There, on a table In a corner, stood something rolled with orepe. The girl tv.in .mi rnnwvil th went to this ob ect and removed the covering. 8ho disclosed a bust. The ,raarble bust of a man. A marvellous blece of work ' A man of middle age with a pointed beard. A Jolly looking man, a force- ful faco and a lovnme laco. roguian tt bit with that old Oalllc spirit that makes fun In public of the things that . . J . . .,,, Englishmen laugh over In prlvato. yet benevolent. "He was my father," said tne gin, as Helller gaxed upon the marble Io was my father .nd he wis a eiurdererso tho world says." Helller could not npoak. Mile. Le- farte' resumed: 'It was 'eight years ago I have qut changed my name you must Wo heard of the cass. It was thai .Lofarge case ah. no?" She n.uKcd for a moment. "Eight years 1 cannot 'ull you the details. rbulat.was In tho spring. An artist made that bust of my daar father, The arUst's name was Muller; be had L-Mrtwn nil i.vll He was a great armi. "- wot Muller, a German, who lived In ih7Quurtler Latin. Ho was known ua the madman. Sly dear father nl i,im in make that bust, gave l"f" "" . -.1 .. tn nil. nl.n sittings, twice mi-" louse. -whim I saw tuts ..v.',. nn the itlrl. hcr Utr. "I felt a though the race or a uemoi.. . Bu. . r. Letters from Russia, and his faco sill naunis my l,,,; :,'"- irj,"""--' ,'" r;'V,":: Japan, Utters from Paris. I see it now beroro .no aa i i.Ui.r ... VT-.TiV... notlo and Madrid: bills. you. It was u pale tace. n wear, JIT.-, !,y davllcht' but Tu the dusk "'tory announcements, fack. the face of man who has seen by day ght. but in the dusk. ge,nr letter,. '.., ? wevll ltseir l impioreu -.1.1 v notninir to uo v l.n.rheJ. Ho had no fear was nil gooa. (He ;jiioa at iiuneri. j.... .....,. r mi, tllV frlenil. I0r mi9 iriciiu, ii Is what tho world says, lie caucu ai Muller's studio oue Uuy and mur- lilm. . "Listen to me. ne muruurou dlssppeared, and was novrr seen again. He decapitated he h'eadlesB body was found In tho '.Udlo. That IS wnuv ms '"' . ... . a . I . t I. n r, w ' Ut he did not do It. I know." It Is terrible." murmured Helllor. TYrrlbleh you cannot fhlnkl- law ywknow why It can never SS'tho spirit ot mVfathfor" I Teel that ho is no n.ore-perhap. It ' . , i i . i . ii ah, ... rr.M was nis spirn JJUUHIiia v."- aveniter. perhaps" Bho paused. "Yes." said Helller. , Perhaps," hIio said, "lt waa an ln- silnct that told me that some day ' 7 "Yes." "Some day I sHould love you. Tae next afternoon Helller re turned to London. CHAPTER II. . . w Sir ATltnony uyae. 'irie davs '.j.' ul. a 'house ln Piccadilly, and the i ututlon of being a fool. liiit when Plain Anthony Oyde be- .mis Hlr Anthony, and succeeded to iih banking buslneas, founded by his ,.nrtf.ii.r h left his reputation be- 'rnndfather. he len nw repumuon u ln.4. him at Oxford In more senaoe un one. ft thing waa as surprising aa the nm-s'lng of a dragon-fly from .Its .otlm.ing ot a oragon ny '"" rath. It was In November that the unlver- v lost an lost an undergraduate, notoa i.lefly for a handsome face, effem inacy, and a taate for collecting first r!ltlnna. w a i ui. iwuunmi mm.m.j. mv...uv.m itreet became aware of n new band In the game of finance. a. mutt. ne e.t nvfnH ti.a it Inoaa wlthnnt kMwlnr it (aa ahe I9" .'. , i iL. . -il. . ".-?. sometimes does), a very treat genius, He wag twenty-two when he . jceaeded.td the banking business ad an waa forty' tour nt the daU of tMa ttetr, Twenty ynarm, and M nan nan a nynnt et in I" uyae was a man wno rearea neimer room atropping a razor, when he ri . . mum ... . . .T i. . 1 ' hf his innocence were provear- ghost nor aevi . nut wnen n em htard a stilled cry from the bedroom fhy: .h-h,: "h4 7" TTt t0D .rfi iu...h hi ""-I ked he. '"p.1 100 eyes oi uw ran u iuv aujoiniiig; running in, he found UIh ,j i, nuin niii Hi W. room or Blr Ah, "hen" she repllod. fell away, and ho sat In his saddlo mabter standlnu on the floor, holding ul,lhhla. rSief is Hlr Anthony waS du,k en lh KrB1 V?T ' buck' "' litii'i.J ? ,Lu v..r lmnd and held It like a niun who has suddenly been tho bednost with one hnn.1. whila "u11 ul'n ut .".?'' AP.l.n" englned express drew out of Carlisle t.-iir. .lea both of his. stricken by age. with the other he held the letter wo ,',e ."'V1.,"0 nation and took Its way to London, wound, his I will do all that lies In me to no sat tor a moment jiae uiis, mrn. bave Just read. ,i ' ' S," n.,V.V, nrm.nrt Twice curing tne Journey to lon- his fare an ire ,ii he said wheellnor his horse, he put spurn to Hla face wail or tn,t pecunar gray "er slr, An,'10Uy,, looked around don i.0lr entrod thu compartment caiiKht and ' hlvo tho dossier of the case." It and is a man files for his life. we ,gi()c,ate with Simp wn K mil- him. sweeping the fell face as though wnera Sir Anthony was. once bringing S'ath reollcd Madcmolscni Lefurs. "I will He tr.ck Into the h-ghroad. d,w ruln, Ue wu.haging In every to . ,l L e.f r1 . " i "1,? , ii m nd i"'1 l8ftvln niece lt In your hands; I Imve. ucnct , iru " '","" "", ,:": rnomber, ond t io bed shook, as f tho !", """"" " -- wormanton. Dnnging mm tno evening Pn 5ou. When I first saw you noma. ?K. the road was like metal, and terror of the mwii or hls Vago. ,iad fottage door; the door was opened for peri, ..-. . . . .i.i. who nnmv Uinnrin sir Biunir " iy:"r," iC' T,j.PBL '"B 01 l" Be" ceased, he called his "'V'..-'. tH buttonhole and. ho says: 'fsrsons. ao tTfl to bis inheritance, he found " "ifo "ftV a short thlck-eet man. man w mm. ordered his bath to be ", ""- "T," you bellove In the supernatursir ' poor anouvu mu ..,.r. , -i.,. .-,1 h Ultnv. and "oro mo posimnrK "aKlrwlth. i....... .innn.rf fr,r thn h.nH if.nilnt Throstlo Hall ln Cumber- nHnvaA into business. ana in tno corner was written the '"""'" "', rw,w.I.n calllne tome. kr Mafftl. Yard Oo.) a passion for detective work, ran for a abort holiday. There, at a presence made htm prolong his vac glean a hint as to the nature of this eomn question: h years. He b.d made himself a name In finance. Ono afternoon toward the end of March a man on a bin black horae came riding through thn little village of Iilencarn near Sir Anthony's country estate of Throstle Hall, Ho was a mlddlo-slzcd man, dark, with a Vandyke board;, he wore glasses, and he rode as though halt th(J C0UntTys1ao belonged to tolm. which, In fact. It did. Twice a year or so, once far the shooting In the autumn, and again In spring, as a rule. Sir Anthony Oyde cam down tQ ThP08t,e Hall, bring- ng with him his French valet, his cook, and In tho autumn half a doien friends. This time be had br0U8,,t nQ frlendB Qn oamblcsby Fell he drew rein. it wan a still gray day; there was scarcely a sound on the breeze; on could jg; S. drummln(. ound or drivcn sheep. TIir ma8icr or millions sat with the rolas hanging loose upon his horse's nock. at th scene' before him. Then, touching his horse with the gpur he mumeil Ma wfty maklnjf toward the plain and home. no ban only come down from Lon don mc uay oeiore, ana ne imenuoa returning on tho morrow; ho had spont tho day In going over tho tu tu te, unil he Intended passing the evening In consultation with his land agent, Orlstlethwalta. Tu'ik mil,, frnm hnm. I. 4nrr . ghort cut and struck across the fields into a , very strango and desolate licit.', in u ikiko iiicuuuw, iuuiui dauKhters. Tlicy .are a. weird group, even by dayllgnt. more so just nam dusk was beginning to fall, Lot Meg I. Jus a hu itlUK.w ".J?...1 Hooded women, for choice. In all nriqltfnnH! anmn crnuphM nm If In prayer, some recumbent, some erect, Sir Anthony wan passing these things, which ho had known from his ch ldhood, when, amid them, and almost l ko ono of them, he DIM CnilllllUOU, ftnd am0Ht nko ono of them, he "You are sKetcmnir tne stones T" sa)d Hlr Anthony, drawing rein a few ,.,fjt away, ....... n)ftn on ,j)0 onmi,.gtool turnwrt nn(I joocd from umier the brim of hln lint at Din man on the horse. There was Just enough light to tCP hl face . It was a face that no man or woman would ever forgot, once nnviug sera 1, ... it Was not ugly, but it was thin. cadaverous, and under tho shadow 0f the hat brim. In some mysterious vay rtrradful. Now Sir Anthony "P"" tho air like tho sound of a trip- hammer or inn anvil. A detour of several miles brought ...... ... .. ,. .i.. mill IO Vliu IllKin avwuuv KUVO VI IUU "' . .. A groom was waiting at tno steps of tho house: he took tho horse foam ami ord wout ord, wont which was lathered with tho horseman, without a word. up the steps. lie bun chase Oyde some t the mantel and ordered the servant ereii 11 to summon liriswo. ..rn. it,. nM Rlr Anthnnv. "have you seen an artist fellow about here man In a brood brlmmeii hat" "If he's the man you mean," replied the agent, "I believe It's a man with n Oerrean name. Klein, an artist. I 8WrU CotUf a moaib irtnln anIH th nthtr. ln ti miltll tatlve tono. "Ho took It for three months " went nn Grlstlethwolte. "Paid In advance, . t . ee w Ho brought some sticks of furniture from Penrith; he's an III looking chap, out nis mousy is iwm. I Rnnu a miuK. luuiiiik uoia lull iiiiio of year." "Ho didn't give you any refer- tncet." "No, he paid In advance; I was In two minds about letting him have the place, but slnco old Lewthwalte a aeatn it nas oeen lying mie ana going to nieces. uia you navo any conTsraa.iuu with hlmr . sir." said Qrlstlefhwalte. "nnd his talk struck me nan bit daft.. I cannot rememoer an ne. saia. out i fmT.t d ha. you Mr Anthony made th moveaaent m who, to mnn perceived a rorm Hcatea on a camp- vivv ""I '"u"' uuv "k worn numan eye iv , : - .,VT' ; " a. ' ' oe in, sir" awful man, !",, bv his side and h a correaDond. . . . when Oydea voice said: ........ vnli a nklng " .. . . I -r" . VC. -Z..1Z,1. ' nouso io oo. "Hlnn " t kiti .nn ... " . ----- - . ' . . . i 0 r, , ii upm intinn! i nirn ... .. ... . . noininK. uu 10 .t , . a broad-brimmed hat. iie aortea tnem Dy tne simple proo- " ;-71'- 77 wirr- repiiea tne vaiet. them In the , , u, ne muni navn neara ut norse s mem uimu mo nuur, w .. ... ,i.o u, jnswi tin tn. I tilth lllm. HS . . ... . uim. am .V.. .,k, AM . V . ,., ... al.- -w. l.i. ....I I J I - ,IV.. .1- ,V.. ... ,n . K I . k.M ,tlC llU lBU' 1 n v . us - .r. r-Lr ". :i. ....-.., - imiiL. - .r .r. i iae. - turn. mm uamm on me risiu went to me i . lusni. uror mo car vo mo aoor. entcieu a large gai enca nu , wnllM .. ... .; - d00r oDnued and Blr Anthony Oyde .ii .V- . nr,m. with armor and troDhea of tne v ..." rv" '"'" uul'? ""u'r lu ,.,:,.. ... - ------. nw en mlnVes. ronTa bell by . ow. lfto himself, with nothing bB,V.?-... .k. , ba. tchen for "Is master's tea he had corner e . -A It. Aa v vi eta una ui I J I DBS UIIUPIU A It tlfll. " - II UL WilCIl ill HI" vit use a vulgar expression, feels gooae tvj.lktn nnnn hlii ffrava suppose ho hnn taken the cottage and we enn't turn l'lm out." some fifty or so letters to Thronllo Alio uuxi niurnniRn (iwl ihuukih HiUI. forwarded on from London letters from Conatnntl- circulars. touting let ore from lu- "a''". "ninclem. friends, politicians u oiicuiic, It was a post the receipt of which wou'd. hay. drLve.n.ji,i,5d"Ja5 .ma1 to ru'-nhc0tn?.n . but It did not distract mr Anthony uyac. Ho reviewed them sitting up In paper uaanex, mo onen on ma lert to ms secretary. n naa neany nnisnea wnen no can elnlKh,t whun hn rnm unnn un anvul. ope, thin and narrow, poverty strlck- on, stamped In tho left hand corner as If In detlanco of convention, and addressed in a Handwriting unique in that It managed to bo both prlin and fantaatlo. Blr Anthony opened It and road: Sklrle Cottage, Bloncam Fell. "I will be at home thl. afternoon at 3 o'clock. I must seo you. with- out fall, at that hour. KlJilN." Lelolr. the valet, waa In tho bath- tT" L,,olr i.i. w . . tlmate a knowledge of his master to - "'""""n" ui ms in IntrnA llfUlh 1.1m 1 U. 1 one or nia taKlnara. . n ,d . . n nlm8" " " of hla attacks of anger ? dev'1 tPPert forth and was seen. taking less hyperbollcally. tho man Bimiff-r'?:' "lcK'"' . .-v. -7 - . ou.nv- wora LiOCal. It had evidently been posted nt me vumie or BKirwilI 'he day before, stump was nait usulei-s ua an Indication of Having exumlnod the eurtM7i n6 rrpaced thft envelope letter Ih it and laid It on tho mantelpiece, bathed, ri A nil ti InHne In nniual ........ . . v. i .... - . i .... its Min J'umvh h4 it... af . . . and then sent for his secretary to the library, whore ho began dictating lettors In answer to the Important .. "'" ur nin secretary io ones he had received that morning, Uut he dictated no rply to f)e numuie-iooking episuo postmarked .iirwirn At half-past one ho had luncheon. shortly after luncheon h ordered his motor-car to be got ready to take him to the railway station nt Carlisle. In time to catch the exprom to London at Ave; also a second car in take hie secretary. denatch boxes, ana aaan mnn enna. Al nan-past two a mnnil moior art used for short 'distances, was brourht to the door. Blr Anthony got Into It, having .given leioir strict injunctions as to that fie waa about to visit an out- lying firm tu ' eelate, and that hn wefriTba bndk-is Mbm nar Oe DTBH 1IIIU LOO IUHU1 . v.." ..nnn-mt . ! . ..i . j ti ur;taiiiu a. raven nir nttflgr rmrt hit vw- - .a i rrn nimni nnn wn wnni in a nn n u n l uuuv u -C.J i-rj. """'" lnaRe'- ii.-wa. Toarrvln. a black hae In his S"l",u".""u J,,,v"1 "".1 tho no ' L'illrllUllV. IKIOII a Al. CTTJUIitrV linvii ..... ... , though the office ,.s..,i Th.n.ii. viaii -nh,. t-.Mn. aueer." ' - . . u.. .i.v..i... obliterated and aulte ..ir". ' "' .' At St. I'sncrss two broughams """"V"" EN motor to tako htm to the train. Then h started. He was Ills own chauffeur '. ' CHAPTER III. What Yoitna Lewthwatte Saw. thwalte Saw. 'AriP iin- ,.v.j lAut, ilea tueMd KIRLI2 COTT away In a hollow of Dleo- cam Fell. Tho fells are one great sweep of low hills facing Illencurn Fell Is a wild the west, i wild lovely mnlne and perhaps In summer any other part of tho Pennine Hklrlo Cottage, lying In n de- " , rtnvd prosalon of It, was as far removed The motor car, with 1U alngte occupant, drew up on tne roau levc, with, the cottage. Blr Anthony Gyde descended, and leaving the car to tnue caro or lueir, opened tne gaie, passed through, and struok up the rising ground. Far up tho fell, so small a figure as to bo unuotlcoable, u boy, Robert cwtnxvul e son of a shoimaker n ,vZrr , attrnrt.d hv the hum of u.u nroah Ui cur Sn the hl.bMad tt! J ff SMe- hlliroa closed. . . All this vaatlv Intereited the boy. K,nln' tn Oormon artist, had groatly exercised tho local mind. A man wiiunn mtu win nuunuii " """" naVfl drawn attention In a city, ox- cited tho deepest Interest among these Pr''nltl.vn tolk'.. ..riv ,.Th" ''" ,WRlud, lonitt1 ra?,' nnJ ,h hind him. Ju.t as he had done before .... , v,.i,i. .....u.-miv thnt timi, in which to catch lt. He de- .rrm.imi frnn (he car In a Klilirelv manner, with th black bait In hU ' . . ,. i .... i v. . w.... lfA IlUnil. HI1U DlllOraiJ WIS IIUUlCi V crossed the ball and enterou tne " ' : . crossed the hall and library, remained there or so, and thon 'came for a m nute ..t nrt w.nt mie 7, , " on. could tell by the man's fouUtcpa that ho full or unrest. e went upiiairi anu entered tbe rooms on thu ilrst floor, un.nrn.i . n . r ri t rr u nr. inn iirm iii.ur. Hero lie met his sotietary, Mr. f oi garn, hut h did not speak a word. In one Of thn corrldori he mot Lelolr. is "Tho luggage has all been des- ir patched, lr," said Lelolr, "and the s, Jar Is watting. When would you like to start?" "Hiart, sam "ir Antnony, spsaauiK like a person awakened from a dream, "for where?" "You ordered the car to take you to carilsis, sir," said tne asionisnea at nve. I telearaobed tbla reoraiag for a a if pedal aaloon carriage to be BBr BBBBBSBWBa . SHV '. -r"-7"7' .MM -It, n ill. ir" rnnr llrtiifl Mr. wnurr III 11 t him tlmTAitv aside Parsons, "to know what he did mean, other words, he would havs found i some time on min rnr whan ha and I'd bet a dollar It waa somsthing Guelave Krnvhercer. then unknown. tho date. ,".","?;," " r.r"h-T,nv n were waltln.: Ovde got Into the first. Kroyherger. a naturalised English- sW bbbbH "Ata, so I did," sal . Blr Anthony, so i uia. no cnucKiea as 11 ai some obscure Joke, known only to him alone. It was dusk In the corridor and TlAlr rnllM nnl ft.n hm mnnter'a fnm AVtVII WUUIU I It 11. nr 111 tlHtDiri I lUVH dlntlnctly. or the cxprenslon on It. but be heard tho chuckle. He bait been In Qyde's service for two years, dlntlnctly. or the cxprenslon on It. and he thought .that he knew evory phase or ms maator s temperament and character, but this chuckle alarmed him more than the wlldeat outbreak of rago would have done. There waa something Inhuman In It. somothlng horrible. It did not aeem tho sound produced by u man's Sll t li . -).. Lei0lr waa volco. a great ape might have uttered waa turning to go, In fact ewtnflak i at 1 m Aatate aitaittai dUa tj,9y arrived at Carlisle station. "Ten me wnen tne train arrives, J ?ant to 1 be disturbed." It rea(int 0Ver some papers he bad taken from his pockst. while Lelolr busied himself, seeing that what luggage hey had with them was prepared for the train. wiT; ,7 ZtkZa h.-7 , 1Qv . WA.en lt . rrl 'i Anlhn' 1,v- H.?.,0' TfW "Ur.rly f t.P'jm to th. spec al saloon who waa a friend of I flair's, after- .i rfnn..,t v... i,.r. un. anm. mng very sUange about the man's manner. "U. UaI, mltA mnA whllt" rin h. V. r . " ' ,hll had flflcn host ,.ve known lm year, met him first on tho run to Car- 1"'le' thon 1 m" hlm ln ,own ap- Tu'V. th. " hA wt" Lelolr got on the box. and they drove off; the secretary and the despatch boxes followed Io the second, w . . l. hrn II f1 at m ..... ......... . . . . -la a ii n.u mi a i..i.a i. ii..ii arrives at wuh I'iccauiiiy. Sir Anthony went to his own room, followed by bis valet; th secretary went to hUi ropm and to bed, aa uw mjui, mi nw, mn. man who kept early hours lu.n hiiu ..ul ,ai 11 .. ,.... At midnight the house was aa silent as the tomb, Now, Mr. Kolcam's apartments were on the same floor as Hlr An thony s bedroom, and he waa lying In bed reading "The Count of Monte Crlsto." whsn. very shortly after midnight, he heard a cry. t. i mr imwi ; dog. It waa not like the sound a human being would emit, he after- ward' deposed; and In this Mr. Fol- gam, wno was not a aiuuam oi mar- for It wan exactly like thn cry of n man In thn ay.j A nnd wblA tunutely, very few of ua have ever noaru. Hut It wss In the house, he was sure of that, ond getting out of bed he ciune down thn corridor toward Kir Atillinnv'a mnm OIF AlllllUll' ruUIUi Tho electric lamps were shut off In tho corridor, but the place waa dimly Illuminated by tho Hood of light Tho electric lamps were shut off In utrmimlng through the secretary's bedroom door. llu had reached the door of Rlr An- thony's room, when It wait opened, and Hlr Anthony himself, fully dressed and carrying a black bag In his hand, appeared. , 0n eenr Kolgam he started, like a ,,flrson W, ban received a ahock, 1 thmivht t hrH u rrv." aald r.nm. ,.t ,houirht soma one mla-ht T .. " W - the other, "I heard your room ana tail morning not to awaken sball be at work tll Folram anolorlsad for hla mistake jlkilr .. c- .7 tiring into nis room, snut tne aoor. U.SZ t oZ clve'1 ",e' ba ,0 hn(1' P" Ton minutes later, naa any one down the corridor. Uo unbarred and unohalned the front door, and If the bare and chains had been covered with velvet he could not have made less noise. Cloe- ",b tll upon the P'n! 1 ,0 tho ca Ing tho door behind him. ho stood steps. A late nansom was he hailed It gave an address cabman and drove away. 1 wo o uiuun. wm utiuvAimvpi, the dawn peeped Into the bed- Antnony uyac, wnere, on on tho floor, lay the valet, ,d. without Mcratck or arms outspread, and upon expression of norror, made Immutable by nxi 1 ainrri iv CHAPTER IV. if. Crr:ihiirnir Jr. treyotrger. D T was after ten the next morning that Raymond, tho miiinr, maun mo umui.ij, Knocklng at tho door of Blr . . ,f. ' room and receiving no an- "t"""" " " - tho valet. Raymond. Instead of calling In Ilceman on point duty at the telephoned insteaa to new vm hm mmiM fiav fniind kl ,M , " coming, as a reply, neither Inspsotor .. w,. i.-.i. w.l Amnion nor raircnini, uuui imiua es away on duty. He would have found a much younger man acting as tneir iger man acting an mir A clean-.haved. almost .n. suggestive of . cafe . Sunday clothes. In . nlmn.l - uuniuuiv f boyish person waller In til Miimlnv man. was oxactly twenty-six years nt when the Uvde casa fall Into h. K.... ... . v... ''it ,..uu iinv .... ,.v.m 1 i - - - - . . inn t re mm ri a rinnni ni nn i nu mi ten in the morning, iioraiuoa by me ... .... ...... ... .... ' ' .' .7 .. ' . . com ectinj , ..innHorougn sircni poiioe ... n n ,r n n, txnttt i n u,. ini iinv. nm. drove at once to Hlr Anthony's house. "You have touched nothing, altered aothlng, meddlod with nothing, I ope," said Freyberger, aa he clipped out of his overcoat, .thln ., . DolOI ';iJn,n1 p0"0' "Who sent for you?" "The butler, "Call hlm up." In a few words the butler told how sir Anioeny, nis vain, ana mreierr, " L ' I . kM meired k-aatan. tern. . secretary, Mr. Folgani, not to allow him to be awakened till ten. How he, the butler, had searched for Lelotr, without finding him, to tell him of thin order; bow he bad tone Into the bedroom to find Lelotr lying dead on tha floor, and Blr An thony gone. "Oonel" said rreyberger. "The bed bad not been slept In," re plied the other. "Before proceeding further I wilt go up and see the body," aald the detec tive. Raymond led the wry, and Fteyberger followed htm to the fatal .YrV'Tin- ",:r . .X7. a tall, clean-shaved man. "Dr. MurrelU" said llaymond. The dootor rose to hU full height, and exposed wbat he bad been bend- Ing over. It was a sight that gave even Freyberger a thrill. He Introduced himself. "I oan't I and a trace of Injury." aald the police "What do you think he died o" "Fright," replied Dr. Murrell. "Most Daaslbly he had a weak hsart, we will ee at the autopsy; but It waa fright Mllarf klmlnok m.1 his face." Thr door opened and Mr. Folgnm r-mm in. Divtnina- the nreeence of tho law, be Introduced himself and told of I .... v - v. .1 r. unA nt hnW hA "V " . o, .T .. pir,.nU?f,Uounu', PWt .Utr.u the front door ZlZlT'1" Mk' Fr,rb0rr)r The chain was undone, sir. all tlw .1 .-. nnA thai Afnm tiaklll flfllV llV tho latch " "Hud ritr Anthony any valuables In the housuT" "His Jewels, sir. In the big morooco casn he always carries about with him travelling; he keepe papers in it, but thero are some very valuable Jewela." "Where Is the cueor In the bedroom, sir." "Go with tUe cenatable and fetch It for mo to seti." Raymond departed and returned wlth the case; It was unlocked. Froybergnr opened It There were no Jewels In ll-nothtug but papers. Hn gave ll low om vum - stable. - , "How wm Mr Anthony drenned wheu you saw Wm at hU bedroom doorr ho asked, turning to Mr. roi- gam. . , ii a mM f vniiur out even to bis "" . : ha.it aat" repiiao tne a dark overcoat on; Blr Aninony nearly always dreased m oarn things" ., "Did he enem oacttedT saw w Ulan, . VAJPV "Well, I oould not eee in vw well, and a to Ws nna' not think It betrayed any excw ment" . ,. fc.w-t- mm. v mbm nip auiinuui unua . j;;.; RATMond. aKft ri"'"'," " v-ouiw. . w tha rreyberger dootor. Mite "Ifa n nueer cane, nam me psk VTfOB-M Mn.rt rh. other kntUnsj a IVifl s way- passing hansom. . vv " wonder wbat ne saw JkKmJK " faVainV Afl UTi MIUTW w..knew thnt-j repU.dtb.4j- Uetive, -te ona iej OXHme41 for him by a plain cloChen of Qneer. &cr. yj "Welt Jenkins," nald tbe deeectrre, ( our. blank ter- have.we found r' .n 1T m, ranutkllon on If -;t-I.T" ,- b..imi. RhoKflalnJn .7. SS atr try and End eut.- "What "ItowT , "I shall photograph thn retina by Mendel's proeeon," "Ah I" said Freyberger. "Whatever ne naw win eeea y electric llgnt, ror ine winpe xu ion Bwoiric .miii. ir "jt-- bedroom were stlll allawhen ftT found him. Kleotrto Ugbl 1 U more abxrable even than sunlight for re- '"-'- - nai piciuivai na 'V , Tz.,TT; r; " i.itu. more favorable. Vou are n photographerT" "Amateur." replied the police sur- geoa. wim a an. "'""" modesty, considering that photo- graphy. Its 1 blgbways and byways. wthJ!.,ibb.Jr-0, w" Ufi- ,m IUU WUI '"k ' " tmmtuir mU the other, getting ,n)2L ..,T , 2 wlR-replled Dr. VlarreU. v.."t'i7 .''-.TT VT,,t -.Z.-rD an hour before being admitted to tbe inwinm m in iiuoi. ,?.lht,lri,iStf-ff l0" Hl?r5,n.1 IL.rV .7 , . r . .1 , . ' thai half-choerf ut baif-stnUter room. wiiiuM u cnumi iiuwu oi an forever at war with crime, f """ ;hn" 'T '. ' 'Vi.TT i i ,uM. Ho w.s charged with mur- ter. Tne murder or Klein, tbe artist Dob Lfiwihwatte. th child who had wai.,1,. til. iHlkn., a 1 i-.. uJtZLnUZil'' '""ll"? . . .... ... y.,n r. . . venturesome disposition. He came down the fell aide toward the cottage, ZiL '.:7' .,"l C:". " '.v " ;""- " ","' VhI "ii '.5, "Jo ' h",-S?id VlmTS ?,p,oe ad p.lpd.' W.fat he .Sw T.' did not aulte " " -y ' - unarraiann at nrst. ine.ii it oarame horribly clearer. Thorn was a great gray bundle on the white cottage floor: then the thing, on closer Inspection, became a human body, nut there was no head, TWil WM .., . .fhln A.rV ..... h.. k. k..h .,,.ki v.. Be then walked down the . . . . ... It was Klein's body: he recognised i k...,,.. -U.i,.. . . il rw blii ruoui ft uuu . u m rnuuariiintHi L'i " ." " ,,v .n ,i. n.7.Hh.' homespun suit, that a I the neighbor- hood Knew, it was Klein, out ne HM neau. and that nliht the looai eoniitabie - .1, .hi mTrXtSSS - . il The constable searched the ool- tage carefully, there were no marks of footsteps, but tn corner lay of footsteps, but In corner lay omethlng whIUi be ploked It up: It waa a silk handkorohlef, marked with tha Initials "A. a.- On tbe mantel, beesde a tin candle- stick, lay a letter, nn envnTope oon- talnlnt the envelope and letter which air Anthony had received that morn- int. nnd n sheet of nnner on wtileh . ,. "TU trill not aMp met neither iiM enm. ... I low you to the anda of the earth-aad beyond. KLEIN. CHAPTER V. The Problem, O," said Frayberger, when this detailed description of the affair bad bees given to him by his chief, "it is briefly this:1 Oyd was being blackmailed by this maa; he called on blm, murdered htm, and cut off his head, put It In a bag, oame to London with the bag and aUnpad out of his London hov. oarrylng with him his Jewels. It fat ao extraordinarily strange case." u ciw eou,n, answered U1, 'Jot to me. Why did this ma u. those utterly damning letter MatX Mm on ,n- maulelp,ec,T wrby he cut off his victim's head-wbM In the name of hwiveu did he want to burden himself with a human beaU orT WM knaw11 u the nalgbborbood. bU body was were be identified: taking the bead away would seem to serve no known pur- - poee, unioae ne intended to neep n ' curloatty or memento. On. of th-n. tw P"" Umaylfpen'ed'tbV-pa.n.d ootnj upon the heaA" suggested tie , Ohltf. "There wm a look of wild horn on Ms fooe that was caused by wbnt ' know no'' ' w,t 1 "T?n 10 Imuglno, but by something, I am very sure, much worse than the sight of n human head. I can almost fancy" "Welir Freyberirer gave a little laugh, mm If at the Idea the had struck blm. "i can almost fancy a man dying with an expression on bis face Ilka that after he hail seen the unlmagln- able. With your permission, I wlM telephone now to Coutts'a. They are Wr Anthony's bankers; It may be an wen to see 11 iney iinrs maj auuwc edge of his movements." Um talsphoae." replied tkn ch,ef, ajrborger went to the lnsti unsal. spoke through It mcelved as answeav ' . ... w. - -M . - attentively, and a ne luwnea i waJU UAf w .H fc.n vtjtn a caloefc this morning, Just as they opened. taken the box containing hla late b3l IPWA W Wfe'a JcweU. stTen and departed. He mlna ,0 ooU0t al a receipt mr K evidently detao all hla reeooreea. He has done It with great eoolneen. . m - prorrMW'Mi ' done it bettST." A knock oame t A knock oame to fa door rgoaat appeared. "Telephone from Tine atrial, at, wtalrtwHt0 nm piooadUty. A k membered human bead baa been dto- ooverrd." "Hal" said the eWet "dm tker. rreybenrerl" Z. . a . m - .."i." - l "Jf. H.2. fS V nTSlTSTb room, ZZrZZ atr. I neusiee" lepuen mm eenew. si They bad not disturbed It nnr hnvn I; Just left It exactly as we tons It" That's perfetUy rtcfet; eoase Hb me." They went mpetatra. A tail, narrow cupboard In the bed room wall atood open; on eae of Cbn shelves reposed toe head of a boarded naa. The akin of the race wn ltnulCaiy brown and withered.. Um Up was drawn up an If In auann XTZ" - tw. conuirtHm im iub. p 1 naj uw tteth; one of these tnetb was gold croemed. nut tUr Anthony Qyde bad beet. u,. basksra that morning, and bad i)rnpj a receipt for hli wtfefa Jeweki and obtained tbem. fbla being so, be must hare bean murit,red la the InUrval. It was bow after one o'clock. Ha ninst If Hus wan Indeed avs nana. "" bnardTred nnd dlsmlsS bored In th eouree of three boea-a, tno ooarsyed to 119B Hteeaeally nnd placed where It was fosjad. tZt FreybenrerlSt BTBre. is were Indeed the head ox fnr An- tbony. then the thing bore eome reW tlon to tne deatn or tne vniot, ieiom whan Frerberrer returned to Boot- i.nrt Yard ha found a new dereloD. mMlt x oabman had been fonnd til a0 drtrB mr An"onT Tde on tne) "tfl "Ideked Blr Antbotrr He had picked Sir Anthony Dlanarflllu mi -..ari tfclnt"ir piecadtlly at twerre-tklrty and 1 n.t.. .-e7 IVVT4 Itltk iiunimm w waa Blr Antbonyt Certain. ... hk. He had driven him before. Nearly yest Kat knew hlm. ula cab had been coming along can naa oeen coming aiong low"r tt, cnrb whn n r Anthon c01ra",ou' of No- V.JtJLTi looked around, saw the rb and bailed It . He ordered himself to be driven to nowland street, gave no nninber, stopped the oab toward the v ' Idle of tne street, ana peia nil rare wttn n fjve-ahllllng nlee. aaktn ter ehanne. C 1 '.".T.S.i'i: latchkey, enterea ana cioeea tne noes' : . - . behind hlm. ""Jr" r..hr-r Vnd thi hnn.: ani m anotwTan minutes the detective was knocking tne ahabby door, The door, the knocker, the bali. i,,.. nn. .m. I"'.", all erere in tne lent ag ajileot. am th. lanlajtvr aabad j jru a LZm y.r. . ' 'JVtJSi wilted looking woman who otMjM we anmtnona. 1 nm. .... . u . I J iVlUT'J.it0lU JW- aiiaA.ifi2hfSS mJt teaUeinan ealled bar last night aosae Mtwean hJK tm .fT. mm fl, ,. areiaarilad'naii w, mwmi mm ..1 mtrnwrnm mm wiia m 9m .mm He waa aikearde4 reaa, wearfc) if" i aaiww J. "ik.Bifl. .Vi!