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ity WILLIAM MacLEOD RAINE
Auther of "A Man Four-Square,"
"Gtmsight Pass," etc.
CepvWeM, lilt, by WIHim MaeLted flatus
I1U8 nnOINfl THE 8TOKY
Tinifll PlinntfinliafM la alM .m1 mttit
ilew. H turns (town ths plea of a elrl
who h clnlm en him nnl kicks out
IB. tTlftfl Ivhn aivai f'nnntnnhnm nn am lit n
', shiue en n (milncM dtal. At a cowboy
csrnlvM Wild Ilofe, rldlnir Blrl. H
thrown nnJ hurt by Wildfire, n wild
bronche The announcer calls out
Klrby Lane," who la a friend of "Wild
Jleiw' Mclean. Ha tames Wlldnre. and
learns of Hese's sister's trei'bles. noe.
hrlntc Cunningham Is his uncle, snjs
Jhs'll hsva nothing te de with the fam
ly. Klrby ther ankri up the matlpr
lth his two ceu'lrrs, favored preteges of
Jatne Cunningham, who demand te knew
the nims of the girl, which Mna says
hs will tell only te his undo. When he
tela te his uncle's apartment he finds tha
man chloroformed bound ard dead. On
elk table Is a nlove. one ha lad sein en
-iTVIld Hese. Ha takes It and makes Ills
scape by the nro-escape. but is euareu
ipy a reporter, who noed-nnturedly lets
hint pass after "Jeshlne" him.
AM) ilkm: it continues
! CHAPTER IX
Tite Story In llie "News"
F10M a booth In n drugstore ou Six- '
tcenth street Klrby telepbencd the
police thnt .Tnmes Cunningham had been
murdered nt hli home in the Pnrndex
Apartment Up staved te nrmver no
questions, but hung tip nt once Krem n
fctdc deer of the btere he otepprd out
te Wclten fctrcet nnd vnlkcd te his
lie pa!rd n vvretcbed nicht Th" ,
distress that flooded his miml wis due
less te hi own danger than te his anx
iety for Hese. Ills course of action was I
set at all dear te him In case he
aheuld be identified as the man who had
been seen going te and coming from
the apartment of the murdered man. He
could net explain why he was there
without impllrntln? Urnc and her sla
ter. He would net betrav (hem. That.
Of course. But he had told his reuMns
why he was going. Would their story
net ttnrt a hunt for the woman In the
Man 1 nn Hlegienl biped Before
Klrby had epti the glee en tin- table
nnd associated It with the crime, his
feeling had been thnt the gallon was
the proper end of se cruel a murderer.
New he net eulv mtendrd te protect
Hese, but Ml heart un filled with pity
for her. He iindertoed In r better than
he did any ether woman hep lnnlty
ind Iee and swift, upb'nzttig ancer.
Even If her hnnd had fired the eliet.
he told lilmcelf It was net Wild Hew
who had done It-net the little Mend
lie had cenn te knew nnd like mi well,
but a tortured woman Iw-ldn herself ngnln luuilv
with grief for the slater te whom she . -,rc ..,:vv
had nlvvajs been a mother .ia.ui.u l l ..m?
Ttat slie dlil see wa dLsgrace, the
shlpwrccli of the eung Ilfe fJie
leed se mudi
something rjtieer about her. I I'm I
"What are you afraid of?"
"She's se se kinda tierce," Esther!
It was Impossible te explain, eren te
this big brown friend of Hese who
looked as though his quiet strength
could move mountains. He was a man.
Beside, every instinct In her drove te
keep hidden the secret that tome day
would tell Itself. ,
Her eyes fell They rested en the
News some boarder bad te"-ed en the
table beldc which she steed. Her
thoughts were of herelf and the pllcht
In which she had become Invoked. She
looked at the big headline of the paper
and for the moment did net ee them.
What hc did -ee wns disgrace, the
shipwreck of the young life she loved
Her pupils dilated. The words of
the headline penetrated te the bruin. A
nind (hitched at her heart. She read
nearest officer. An I can't run away
without cdnfessln' guilt. Even If I had
Killed Uncle James, I couldn't de much
etee except tell some story like the one
I've told you."
"It wouldn't go far In a courtroom,"
"Net far," admitted Klrby. "By the
way, yeuhaven't expressed an opinion,
Jack. De you think I Bhet Uncle
Jack looked at him. almost lullenly,
and looked away. He poked at the
corner of the desk with the ferrule of
bis cane. "I don't knew who shot
him. Yeu had quarreled with him, and
jeu went te have another row with
him. A cop told me that) some emi
who knew hew te tie ropes fastened
the knetu nreund his arms and threat.
Yeu beat It from the room by the fire
i scare A jurv would hang veu high
tis ilnman en that evidence. Damn It.
there's n bad bruise en jour chin that
wasn't there when we saw you yester
day. Fer all I knew he mny have done
it before you put him out."
"I striiek nsnlnst a corner In the
darknes-rt." Klrby said.
"That's what you say. You've get
te explain It somehow. I think your
son's lishy. If ou nsk me."
"Then you'd better call up the po
lice," sucgested Lane.
"I dldn t say I wne going te call the
cops," retorted Jack sulkily.
Jarne looked at his cousin. Klrby
Lane was strong. Yeu could net deny
bis strength, audacious yet patient. He
was a forty-horsepower matt with the
wnlle of a boy. Moreover, his face was
a certificate of manhood. It was n
recommendation mero cffcetlve than
"I think you're wrong. Jack,"- the
elder brother, said. "ICIrbjr hed no
mere te de with this than I bad."
"Thanks," Klrby nedded.
"Let's Investigate this man null,
What Klrby 6ays fits In with what you
saw a couple, of evenings age, Jack. I'm
assuming he's the same man uncle
flung dewiistalrs. Uncle told you he
was a blackmailer. There's oue lead.
Let's fellow It."
Iteluctantly Klrby breached one angle
of the subject that must be faced.
"What about this girl In uncle's of
fice this one In treuble? Are we geln'
te bring her Inte this?"
There was a moment's silence. Jack's
black ejes slid from Lnne te his
brother. It struck Klrby that he was
wnltlnt tnrtnnlv fnt. fhn ftniletnt, if
James, though tiie reason for his anxiety
was net apparent.
James gave the matter consideration,
then speke judicially. "Better leav
her out of It. Ne need te smirch uncle's
icputatlen unless It's absolutely neces
sary. We don't want the newspapers
glentlng ever any mero scandals than
The cattleman breathed freer. He
had nn odd feeling that Jack, tee, was
relieved. Hnd the young man, after
all. a warmer feeling for his dead un un
cle's reputation than he had given him
A, As- the three cousins stepped out of
we uquitabie minding te Stout street
a newsboy was calling an extra.
A-l-1 'bout Ounn'n'ham myat'ry.
Klrby bought n paper,
headline in red flashed a
HORIKAWA, VALET OF OUNNINa
The lead of the story below was te
the effect that Cunningham had drawn
$2000 in large bills from the bank the
day of his death. Herlkawa could net
be found, nnd the police had a theory
that he had killed and robbed his mas mas
ter for this money.
Te be continued tomorrow
J. F. Black te Talk en Ceal
A lecture en "Tlie Chemical Forma
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the Pennsylvania Scheel of Industrial
Art by Jehn F. Black, of the Newport
Chemical Works, of Passaic, N. J. The
lecture will he followed by another il
lustrating the manufacture of dyestuffs
TAKE HELIUM GAS. FROM C-7
Government Will Experiment With
Newport News, Va Jan. 25. The
world's supply of helium, encased in the
bag of the dirigible 0-7 at the Hamp
ton Iteads naval base, ,1s te be com
pressed and sent elsewhere. Orders te
this effect have been received here and
the 0-7 is te be deflated before Feb
The gas, it is understood, will be
taken te nnether station for experi
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given a successful test.
Evangelical Church Opposes Union
Heading, Pa., Jan. 25. Officials of
the First United Evangelical Church
yesterday mede public the unanimous
passage of a resolution opposing re
union nt this time with the parent
church, the Evangelical Association. All
of the flve United Evangelical churches
In this, city have new goue en record,
against the merger.
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He lent little, nnd tlinr lun!.eiilr.
With tjw dawn he was out en the street
te bu a cepj of the News. The
Ktery of the murder had the two eol eel
umns en the right-hand side of the
front page nnd bieke ewr te the third
He hurried bni k te his roefii te lead
it behind a lei K'd deer.
The ten wns of a kind In which
newspaper rerl Cunningham wns a
well-known i lnii.ieter. teural times n
millionaire His death even by i'lnees
would hnxi- bteti worth a column But
the horrible nnd grueome wnj of Ms
taking off, the mjsterj surrounding it.
the absenee of ntn apparent motive uu
less It were rpenge, nil whetted the np- i
petite of the editors. It was a big
"story," one that would run for many
days, and the New played It strong.
As Klrby had expected he wai e
lected as the piobable a-MisMn A re
porter had Interview r, Mr nnd Mr
Cass Hull, who eeeupied the apartment
lust below that of the murdeied man
They had told him that a young innn. a
stranger te the;n, powerfully bulk and
dressed UKe a piospereus rnnchman. had
knocked en their deer about !) :20 te
msk the way te the apartment of Cun
ningham. Hull explained thnt he remembered the
time particu'arlr bccauFt) he happened
te be winding the clock nt the moment.
A desenptlen of J.aiie was gien In
n two-reliimn "Ux." He read it with
no amusement It wns tee deadly ac
curate for comfort.
then collapsed fainting Inte n chali.
The supposed nssaln of Jnmei
Cunningham Is described by Mr.
Cass Hull ns dressed in a pepper-and-salt
fcuit and a white, pmehed
in cattleman s lint. He Is about -lx
feet tall, between twent-fhe nnd
thirty cars e'd. weighing about -00
or perhaps 210 pounds. His hair
is a light brown and his face tanned
from the sun.
nis age and his weight were over ever
Btated, nnd his clothes weie almost n
khaki brown Otherwise Mrs. Hull
had ghen n ver cIem description of
him, considering her (t.ite of mind at
the moment whin lie had s,cen him.
There wns one sentence, of the s-terv
he read eve- two or three times. Hull
nnd his wife agreed that it wns about
0:20 when he hnd knocked en their
eloer, unless it w.i-. a printer's error or
the reporter had mad" u mistake. Kirbv
knew this was wrong. He had lnnkid
Ot his watch just before he had entered
the Paradox Apartment. He had
stepped directly under a street glebe,
and the time was '."
Had the Hulls dilibcrat'lv hifted
the time bak thirty -lie minutes'' If
l0, wliV H' leuieinhercd hew stark
terror hnd stared out of both their
faces. L)id tlie knew mere about the
murder thnn tluj pretended? When he
had mentioned his uncle's name the
woman had In en close te collapse,
though, of course, he could net be sure
that had be' u the reason. Te his mind
thcre flashed the mimerv of the note
he had sem en the tabic The man
bad calltd en Cunningham and left
word he might all again AVas it pos
sible the Hulls had just ionic down
from the npaitiuent nbec when he Inn'
knocked en iluir doei ? If se, hew did
the presence of Kue fit into the
schedule.' , , , .,
Lane pounced en the fear nnd tin
evasion of the Hulls as an out for Wild
Itese. It wns only u morsel of hope,
but he made the nmst e it
Kirby Asks u. Direct ()ursllen
The story uf ihc Cunningham inn
terv, as it wns already being called,
filled the early editions of the nfter nfter nfter
noen papers. The Times had the scoop
of the daj It was n story signed
by Chuck Kills, who had seen the al
leced murderer climb down bv a lire-e-cipe
from the window of Cunning
ham's bedroom and had actually talked
with the man ns he emerged from the
illej. His description of the suspect
tallied fairly closely with that of Mrs.
Hull, but It corrected errors in re-
gard te weight, age and color of clothes.
As Klrby walked te the Enultnblc I
Building te keep his appointment with
his reusins, it would net hac stir- j
prised him It at any moment an officer
hnd touched him en the shoulder nnd
I told him lie was under nrrest.
I Entering the office of the oil broker,
where the two brothers were waiting
for him. Kirbj had a sense of nn in- '
terruptul conversation. They h.id been,
talking about him. he guessed. The
atmosphere whs electric. i
, .liimcs spoke quickly (n bridge any ,
emlmrni-smunt. "This is a dreadful
, thing about 1 ncle .lames. f(. never
been se shocked before in my life
1 The crime was ubselutth fiendish."
Kirbj nodded. "Or else the deed of
some insane person. Men In their right
senes don't de such things."
"Ne," agreed James "Murder's one
thing. Such cold-blooded deviltry is
I quite, another There may be Insanitv
.connected wl'h It Hut one thing is
1 1 sure I'll net rest till the villains
1 run te. earth and punished "
i His eyes met these of his cousin.
j , They were cold nnd bleak.
"De you think I did it?" asked Klrby ,
' quietly. i
. i Tlin directness of the question took '
After the fraction of a second's hesi
tation he speku. "If 1 did I wouldn't
he ceing trt lunch with veu "
Jack cut In. Incitement had ban
ished his usunl almost insolent inde- t
lente. His dark eyes burned with
consuming Arc. "Let's put our cards'
en the tnhle. We think eu'rc the mnn
the police are looking for the one de
scribed in the papers."
"What makes jeu think that?"
"Yeu told us .veu were going te see
him ns seen ns he get back fiem the
Springs. The description nts jeu te a
T Yeu can't get aw ay with nn
alibi se fnr ns I'm concerned." .
"All right." said the rough rider, his1
low, even voice unruffled by excitement
"If I can't, I can't. We'll say I'm
the mnn who came down the fire-escape.
What then?" ,
lames was waicning dh cousin
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Mcadlly. Tlie pupl's et his eves nnr nnr
levved. He took the nrinwer out of his
brother's mouth. "Thin we Ihink ou
probably Knew rnmi thing about this
injstcrv thnt veu'll want te HI u
Yeu must have been en the spot verj
t-cen after the inurdeier escaped. Per
haps veu miw him "
Kirbv told the fetnry of h s night
adventure emitting uny rcfcrcncewhit-n-ver
te Wlhl Hv or te un.vbedy else
in the npirtment when he entered
Alter he had finished .Tames made hi
comment "You've bret, ver.v frnnN
Kirby. I accept your story. A guiltv
man would have denied being In the
ntin f i.mnt -! ,rt 1 nil 1(1 lim n In ft tnsat
t . .if.. . i . 1. 1111 li I i I in JL iti- M'UI'i nil I l 1L1I LI J 11 II
The iiewMmper va3 incline,, m unns , disnneart.,l.'
Stage tin- mvMerieu mail wie nun ..,,, ,.,. Anl,.
U,) the poll;, M 1 )-.. te tell ,.T, - - fh , y . ';
that CunnliiBiinn mm u.en mur- ,, ,: nn me T -,,, V. " "h'
In his roenih. une was ttiihinan.' "' -,K" ',, nrn i.i .' ,' "'., .'"
he he the murderer Jf no. why l'i i .Vi.ii l-rifc m. T . ..u . 1,1
he te.ephenc the police and start "" ' , "",,; 'i' ''....;. ...... I
elv Un- hunt nfter himV If r1.... ',Ai '..".f V" ..-
ik uu ttuum uu n uuiiu iuj uume ie ine
net the Killer, hew did In- Knew thnt
n crime, hail bum committed less tlun
an hour befere'' i
As been as he hnd eaten brenKfnst,
Kirby vvnlhed round te the liniirdinc '
house en CheroKee btreet where Wild
Kese was stuj Iiib w ith her ntcr. I
Kese was out, he learned from the
landlady, lie nsKed If he might bee I
ber elMcr. His anxiety was eu grcut I
he could net leave wltneut a word ei
Presently Ksther came down te the
parlor where the eunK uian waited for
her. Lane introduced himself as n
friend of Hei-e He was worried about
her, lie Mild, She seemed te him in n
highly vvreiicht up. nervous state. He
wondered if it would net be well te get
bcr out of Denver.
Esther swallowed a lump in her
(hreat. She hud never seen Hose se
lumpy, she agreed. Last night she had
rene out for an hour alone. The leek
In her eyes vvhen she had come back
had frightened Esther. She bad gene
' at once te her bedroom and locked the
Aaec,' but ber sister had heard her
1 wevlng about for hours.
Then, suddenly, Esther's threat
t .welled nnd she began te b. She
Itnew well enough that she was at the
bottom- of Wild Kebc'h worries.
, V, "Wjicre Is she new?" asked Kirby
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