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V ScP. win I. ry c: in i n MA ry ;l nru, lnt rcuceG rren IS f '- f. m ,'aiwlpljr.,fil ilnt.ff 1 KUrt'f ;1W UasUAE',' 12 JACK OTOOGMENT ar An Unusual Story of a Blackmailing Gang and a Mysterious Avenger, by the Auther of "Green Rust," "The Daffodil Murder," "Clue of the Twisted Candle" TIIK STOItY SO FAB COLONEL I)AN BOt.VIMAV. a fat, coarse-grained but uncannily clever Uader of a vann of creeks, has become alarmed at receipt of a knave 0 clubs, ion fit "Jack e' Judgment," alter several 0 his exploits, all of which arc subtlv devised te enrich him without risking the taw' penalties, lie tries te disarm sus picions gathering around him by com cem plaining te MTRAFFORD KISG, of the Londen Crim inal Intelligence force, PINTO SILV.l, n sleek man about feten, forces his attentions en an actress, who rebuffs him. She is ItAtStE WHITE, dauehter of .lellu White. ens of the gang ti'lie wishes te retire, She is interested in blraflerd. LOLI.1E MARSH, a dell-faced but clever girl, j?i;i acts as "vamp" of the black mailing gang, CROOK CREWE, once a gentleman, nxe a thief, CHAPTER VI St.ifTerd Kins KcIriis A "WEEK Inter Stafferd Klnp came te the office of the first commissioner of the criminal Intelligence department, nnd Sir Stanley looked up with n kindly but pitying leek in his eye. "Well, Stnffenl." he said gently, "sit down, won't jeu? What has happened?" Stafferd King shrilled his shoulders. "Boundary Is discharged." he said shortly. Sir Stanley nodded. "It was Inevitable." he said. "I suppose there's no hope of connecting him nnd his gaiis with the death of Hnnen?" "Net a chevt of n hope, I am afraid, said Stafferd, shaking !ii head. "Hansen was undoubtedly murdered, and the poKen which hilled him was In the glass of water which the u"her brought. I've been examining the usher again today, and all he run remember Is thnt he miw somebody pushing through the crowd at the back of the court, who handed the glas ever the heads of the people. Nobody seems te have icen the man who p.v-wd It. That was the method Cy which the gang get rid of their traitor." "Clever," -ald Sir Stanley, putting his finger tips together. "They knew fust the condition of mind in which iHunseu would be when he came Inte court. They had the dope ready, nnd they knew that the detectives would 4llew the usher te bring the man water, 'vhen they would net allow anybody else te approach him. This i a pretty bad business, Stafferd." "I realUf that," said the young chief. "Of course I shall resign. There Is nothing else te de. I thought we had him this time, especially with the evidence we had in relation te the Splllsbury care." "Yeu mean the letter which Spills bury wrote te the woman Marsh? Hew ld that come, by the way?" "It reached Scotland Yard by pest." Vs923 PRICES Effective August 1, 1922 F. O. B. Factory The Light Eight 5 Pass. Touring $1495 Roadster . . 1495 Super Spert . 1725 Coupe . . . 1995 Sedan . . . 2145 The Four ' 5 Pass Touring $1095 Roadster . . 1095 Semi Spert . 1225 California Tep 1395 Coupe . . . 1595 Sedan . . . A745 The Larger Eight 7 Pass. Touring $1735 6 Pass. Touring 1850 4 Pass. Pacemaker 1735 "De you knew who sent It?" "There was no covering note at nil," replied Stafferd; "It was In a plain envelope with n typewritten address, nnd was sent te me personally. The lelter, of course, was valueless by it self." 'Have you made any search te dis cover the documents which Hansen spoke about?" "We have searched everywhere," snld the ether a little wearily, "but It Is n pretty hopeless business looking through Londen for n handful of documents. Anyway, lleundary Is free." The ether was watching him closely. "It is a bitter disappointment te you, my young friend," he said; "you've been working en the case for veni-s. 1 fear you'll never have another chance of putting neundary In the deck. He's get n let of public sympathy, tee. Your thorough rascal who manages te escape from the hnnds of the police has ahvavs 11 large following among the public, and I doubt whether the home secretary will sanction nnv further proceedings unles we have the most convincing proof. U hat's this?" Stafferd had laid a letter en the table. ".My resignation." said that young man grimly. The first commissioner took up the envelope and tore it In four pieces. "It Is net accepted," he wild cheer fully. "Yeu did your best, and you're no mere responsible than I am. If you resign I ought te resign, nnd he ought every officer who has been en this game. A few years age I took exactly the same step offered my resignation ever a purely privntc and personal matter, and it was net accepted. I have been glad situ t, and se will you be. Ge en with our work and give Ueundary a ret for n while." Stafferd was Ioeitng down nt him abstracted!. "De jeu think thnt we shall ever enfeh that fellow, sir?" Sir Stanley smiled. "'Frankly I don't," he admitted. "As I said before, the only dnnger I see te Reundary Is this mysterious In dividual who apparently crops up new and nguin in his dally life, and who, I suspect, was the pep-en who sent you the Splllsbury letter Jack 0' Judgment, doesn't he call himself? De you knew what I think?" he ui-ked quietly. "I think that If you found the Jack, if you ran him te earth, stripped htm of his mystic guise you would discover some body who has n greater grudge against Boundary than the police." Stafferd smiled. "We can't run about nfter phantoms, sir." he said, with a touch of asperity in his voice. The chief looked at him curiously. "I hear you de quite a let of run ning about." he tmld carelessly as he Poplar 4697 EVENING PUBLIC wHlv "Yeu don't answer me," site saltl. "Hut I tjilnlt I am answered by your silence. Was my father 11 bail man?" began te nrrangc the papers en his table. "By the way, hew Is Miss White?" StnfTerd Hushed. "She wan very well when I saw her last night," he said stiffly. "She Is leaving the stage." "And her father?" Stafferd was silent for a second. "He left his home a week before the cac came Inte court and has net been seen since," he said. The chief nodded. "While White is nway nnd until he turns up I should keep n watchful eye en lils daughter," he said. "What de you mean, sir?" nsked Stafferd. "I'm just making a suggestion," said the ether; "think it ever." Stafferd theugnt It ever en his way te meet the girl, who wns waiting for him en the sunny sent in Temple Gar den", for the day was flue nnd even warm, and, two hours before luncheon, the place was comparatively empty of people. She Faw the trouble In his face nnd rose te meet him, and for a moment forget her own distress of mind, her doubts and fears. Evidently she knew the reason for his attendance at Scotland Yard, and something of the Interview which he had had. "I offered my resignation." he re plied in answer te her unspoken ques tion, "and Sir Stanley refused it." "I think he was just," she s-ald. "Why, it would be simply monstrous If your career were spoiled through no fault of jour own." He laughed. "Don't let us talk about me," he said, "What have you done?'' "I've canceled all my contracts; I have ether work te de " "Hew are " lie hestltnted, but she knew just what he meant, and pntted his arm gratefully. "Thank jeu; 1 have all the money I want," she ald : "father left me quite a respectable balance. I am clos ing the house at Hersham and storing the furniture, and shall keep just suffi In the face of many and costly improve ments in Oldsmobile cars; in the face of a demand for Oldsmebiles still well be yond factory capacity figures, Oldsmobile prices for 1923 drop substantially below 1922 prices! Study these new prices, then drop into our show room and see for your self just what they represent. You'll drive a new Oldsmobile today! OLDS MOTOR WORKS LANSING, MICHIGAN Division of General Meters Corporation Distributors LARSON OLDSMOBILE GO. 800 North Bread Street, Philadelphia LEDGEK-PH1LABELPHIA, TUESDAY, cient te fill n little flat which I hare taken In Bloomsbury." , . "But what nre you going te de? he nsked curiously. She shook her head. "Oh, thcre nre lets of things that n girl can de," she said vaguely, "bo "be sldes Reing en the stage." "But isn't It a sacrifice? Didn't you love 011r work?" She hesitated. "I thought I did at first," she snld. "Yeu see, 1 wns nlways 11 very geed mimic. i lien I was only n little gin I could Imitate the colonel. Listen!" Suddenly te his amazement he heard the drawling growl of Dan Boundary. She laughed with glee nt his nmnze ment, but the smile vanished nnd she sighed. "I want you te tell me one thing, Mr. King." "Stafferd you premised me," he be gan. She reddened. "I hardly like calling you your Christian name, bit it sounds se like n surname, thnt perhaps It won't 'be se bad." "What de you want te ask?" he denntnnded. She was silent for n moment, then she said: "Hew far was my father implicated In this terrlble business?" "In the gang?" She nodded. He wns in n dllcmmn. Solemon White was implicated iih deeply as any snvc the colonel. In his younger days 'liu had been the genius who wns re sponsible for the organisatien, nnd had been fur jears the colonel's right-hand man until the mere subtle villainy of l'lnte Silva, that Portuguese ndven turer. had ousted him, and, if the truth be told, until the sight of his girl grow ing te womanhood had brought qualms te the heart of this man, who, what ever were his faults, loved the girl dearly. "Yeu don't answer me," she said, "but I think I am answered by your silence. Was my father a bad man?" "I would net judge your father." he said. "I can tell you this, thnt for the past few years he hns played n very small part in the affairs of the gang. nut what are you going te der ' "Hew persistent you nre!" She llnnghed. "Why, there nre se many things I am going te de that I haven't I time te tell jeu. Ter one thing, I am going te work te undo some of the mis I chief which the gang hns wrought. I I am going te make such reparation," sue 4-niu. her tips trembling, "for the evi! deeds which I fear ray father has committed." "Yeu linve n mission, eh?" he said with 11 little smile. "Don't laugh at me." she pleaded: "I feel it here." She put her hand en her heart. "There's something which tells me that, even if my father built up this gang, as you told me once he did ah! you hid forgotten that." Stafferd King had, indeed, forgotten the statement. "Yes." he said. "Yeu Intend te pull it down?" She nodded. "I feel, tee, that I am at bay. I am the daughter of Solemon White, and Solemon White is regarded bv the colonel as a traitor. De j-eu think thev will let me nlene? Don't jeu think they are going te watch me day and night, Poplar 4607 nnd get me In their power Just ss seen as they can? Think of the lever thnt would be, the lever te force my father back te them." 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