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how and why his employer was
At last Elston rested suspicion
upon a stranger who had come to the
town the day before the robbery, and
had been found, intoxicated on the
public streets the ensuing evening.
The man was serving a 30 days' sen
tence for the misdemeanor.
One day another stranger met Els
ton and scraped up an acquaintance
with him. He informed Elston that
the man in jail was a friend of his.
"I want to get some money to him
bo he can buy little necessaries," ex
plained the man. "You're acquainted
here and you can get into the jail.
Just give him the money, will you
ah. yes, and this cigar."
Elston assented. The mission
would enable him to get closer to the
prisoner. On the way to the jail,
however, he happened to notice the
cigar. It felt soft in the center. He
suspected something and investi
gated. It was to discover a note
packed into small compass and read
ing: "I can't hang around here for fear
of exciting suspicion. Your share of
the loot is hidden in the loft of the
old. shed back of the house we rob
bed." Immediately Elston set the officers
on the trail of the man who had given
him the money and cigar. He was
captured, confessed, and Pearce was
restored to the good graces of his
Donald Pearce blessed the hour he
had reclaimed from the dregs the re
formed derelict who saved his good
name, and led to his gaining the
dearest, sweetest wife in the world.
(Copyright by W. G. Chapman.)
"SNOWBIRD" HAT THE LATEST
FADr SAYS BETTY BROWN
She might be a snowbird heralding
the near approach of winter, but Miss
Sophie Schauls, often called "Amer
ica's prettiest mannikin," is really an
autumn girl, and in this picture,
posed for The Day Book, she is wear
ing the latest model in autumn hats,
and that latest fad of the autumn girl
the Belgian scarf.
The oddest thing about Miss
Schauls' wide brimmed, soft crowned
black velvet hat, which was designed
by Mme. Esther Wright of Chicago, is
its trimming. Angora wool just that
has been substituted for feathers.
and flowers. It's hand stitched about
the brim and at the top, and worked
into two fluffy white roses which
droop fromhe crown.
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Take the bric-a-brac and othef
"knick-knacks" from the mantels
and cabinets during the hot weather
and save yourself the trouble of dust
ing them every day.