Newspaper Page Text
THE FABMEE I JULY 24, 1913 The. Win W By MARY ROBERTS RINEHART ........... o " (Continued. f MWe hare no news," I replied, "and floa't let It get around, -will your Hfe promised gravely. "I was tellin the missus the other flay,' he said, "that there is an old walled up cellar under the Maitland place. Have you looked there?" He .- i . ... That woman will aorap with th angel ' Gabriel ' '' . was disappointed when I said we had. and I was about to go when he called me back. , ; "Miss Jane didn't get her mail on ThuTBday, but on Friday that niece of her came for ittwo letters, one from the city and one from New Tork." "Thanks," I returned, and went out Into the quiet street. , . J walked, past the Maitland place, oat the windows were dark and the house closed. ' Haphazard inquiry be ts g out of the question, I took the 10 o'clock train back' to the city. Why had Margery gone for Miss , Jane's mail after the little lady was missing? And why diS .Mies Jane carry, oa a clandestine cprrespondence? CHAPTER XII. . A Walk In the Park. frjITD funeral occurred, on Monday. ; It was ;ostentatlJU affair, ?J with, a long list of honorary - - pallbearers a picked corps of city firemen in uniform -ranged around the casket, and enough money wasted in floral pillows and sheaves of wheat tied with purple, ribbon to havegiven all the hungry children in town a square meal. ; y ; v ; -v,..; . Amid all this Btate Margery moved, stricken and isolated. - She went to the cemetery with Edith, Miss Letltia hav ing seat a message that, having never broken her. neck to see the man living, she wasn't going to do it to see him dead. The music was very fine and the eulogy spoke of this patriot who had served bis country so long and so well. "Following the flag," Fred commented under his breath,-"as long as there was an appropriation attached to it." And when it was all over we went back to Fred's until the Fleming, house could be put into order again. Mrs. Butler arrived -that day, which made Fred suspicious that Edith's plan to bring her far antedated his consent. uul cue vrao uicie nueu ne gui iiuixiw from the Tuneral, and after one glimpse at her thin face and hollow eyes , I begged Edith to keep her away from Margery, for that day at least. Mrs. Butler was exhausted by her Journey and retired to her room almost Immediately. I watched her slender figure go up the stairs,' and with her black trailing gown and colorless face she was an embodiment of all that is lonely and helpless. Fred closed the door behind her and, stood looking at Edith and me. "I tell you, honey,' he declared,; "that brought intoa cheerful home is suffi cient cause for divorce. Isn't it Jack?" "She Is ill," Edith maintained vali antly. "She is my cousin, too, which gives her some claim on me. and my guest, which gives her more." : From somewhere above there came a sudden crash, .followed by the an nouncement made by a scared house maid that Mrs. Butler bad fainted. Mrs, Butler was really ill, and Mar gery, insisted on looking after her. It was an odd coincidence, "the widow of ore state, treasurer and the orphaned daughter of his anccessor. Both men had died Violent deaths, in each case when a boiling under the political lid had threatened to blow it off. v The boys were allowed to have their dinner with the family that evening in lienor of Mrs. Butler's arrival, and it was a riotous meal. Margery got back a little of her color. As I sat across from her and watched her expressions change from sadness to resignation and even gradually to amusement at the boys antics, I wondered Just how much she knew or suspected that she refused to tell me. j I was firmly embarked on the case liow, and I tortured myself with one idea. Suppose I should find Wardrop guilty , and I should find extenuating cricutsstaftces. what would I do pub lish the tmth, see him hanged or im prisoned and break Margery's heart or keep back fha truth, let her marry him and try to forget that I had had a hand in the whole wretched business? Prove "Wardrop innocent, I reasoned with myself, get to the bottom of this thing, and then it would be man and man, a fair field and no'favdr. I sup pose my proper . attitude romantically jgSen was to consider Margery's . en- . gagement ring an indjssbTublebarrfer. But this was not romance. I was flgbtr lug for my life happiness, and as to the ring well, I am of the opinion that if a man really loves a woman and thinks he can make , her happy he will tell her; so if she is strung with en gagement rings to the ends of her fin gers.. Dangerous doctrine? Well, this Is not propaganda. Tuesday found us all more normal. Margery went with me along the hall when I started for the office. v "You have not learned anything?", she asked. - -. "Not much,". I evaded, "Nothing def inite, anyhow. Margery, you are not going back to the Monmouth avenue house again, are you?" - "No just yet. I don't think I could. I suppose later it will have to be sold, but not at once. I -shall go to "Aunt Letitia's first." "Very ; well," I said, "Then you ire going to take a walk with me this aft ernoon in the park. I won't take no; vou need the exercise; and . I need to talk to you." v ,r; v'--'y When she had agreed I went to the office, Burton wa there. He had struck up an acquaintance with Miss Grant, the stenographer, and that usually frigid person- had melted under the warmth of his red hair and his smile. Bhe was telling -him about her sister'i baby having the whopping cough. When we had gone !fto the inner of fice and shut out Miss Grant and the whooping cough he was serious In stantly. - -, Well,"he;8aid,;,"X gtiesss we've got Eardrop for: theft; anyhow," ; VTheft?" I inquired. , , v. "Well, larceny, ,if you . prefer : legal terms. I found where he sold the pearls in Plattsburg, to a wholesale jeweler flamed, suggestively, Cashdollar." "Then," I. said conclusively, ."if be took the pearls and sold them, as sure is I sit. here he took the money put of mat. Russia leather bag." ; "I'm hot' so darned sure of it," said Burton calmly. -.::' : ?' ". , v If he ""had any reason he refused to 0ye it. I told him, in my turn, of Car ter's escape, aided by the police, and aeismiledV "For a euicide it's causing, a lot. of , excitement," he remarked. When I told him the little incident of the pdstofnee he was much interested. "The old lady's in . it somehow," he, maintained. "She may have' been lending Fleming money, f or one thing. How do you know It wasn't her hun dred thousand that was stolen?" ."There's only one thing to do, and that is find Miss Jane. If she's alive ghe can tell something. If Miss Jane Is dead well, somebpdy killed her, and it's time it was being found out." "If s easy enough to say find her.,r "It's easy enough to find her," he ex ploded.. "Make a noise about it. Send uj rockets.. Put a half column ad. in every .paper in town or, better still, give the story to the reporters and let them find her for youv Describe her how she walked, what she liked to eat, what5 she wore; in this case what she didn't wear. In forty-eight hours she will have , been seen in a hundred dif ferent places, and one of them wLl be right. It will be a question of selec tionthat is, if she is alive.".' 7 The publicity part of it I left'to him, and I sent a special delivery that morn ing to Bell wood asking Miss "Letitla to say nothing and to, refer reporters, to me. I had already been besieged with them since my connection with the Fleming case, and a few more made no difference. Burton attended to the matter thor oughly. The 1 o'clock edition of an afternoon paper contained a short and vivid scarlet account Of Miss Jane's disappearance. The evening editions were full and, while vague, as. to the manner of her lea ying, .were minute as regarded her personal appearance and characteristics. ' ' - , : To escape the threatened inundation of he morning paper men, ; I "left the office early, and at ;4 o'clock Margery and I stepped from a hill car Into" the park. , - .. " . ' . "I wish some one depended on me," she said pensively. "It's a terrible thing to feel that it doesn't matter to any. one not vitally, anyhow whether one Is around or not. To have all my responsibilities taken' away at once and just to drift around like this oh, it's dreadful. Besides my father, there was only one person in the world who cared" about me, and I ' don't know where she is. Dear Aunt Jane!" The sunlight caught the ring on her engagement "finger, and she flushed suddenly as she saw me looking at it. We sat there for. a while saying noth ing. The long May afternoon was coming to a close.. The paths began to fill with long lines of hurrying home seekers, their day in office or factory at an end. ' - Then impulsively r she held oufcAhar hand to me. m - . ' Copyright, 1910, by Bobb MerriS Co. . "Tou have been more than kind to me," he said hurriedly. "Ton have taken me into your home and helped me through these dreadful daye?-an4 I will never forget it. Never!" "I am not virtuous," I replied, look ing down at her. "I couldn't help if. You walked into my life when you came to my office was it only last week? The evil day are coming, I suppose, but just now nothing matters at all, save that you are you, and I am I." - , . - ' She dropped her veil quickly, and we went back to the car. The prosaic srorld wrapped us around again. Then was a heavy odor of restanrant coffee In the air. People bumped and jolted past ns. To me they were only shad ows. " The real world was a girl . In black and myseif, and the girl wore a betrothal ring which wa not mine. Mrs. Butler, came down to dinner that night. She was more cheerful than I had yet seen her, and she had changed her mournful garments to something a trifle t less depressing. With her masses of fair hair dressed high and her face slightly animated, I realised what I had not done before, that the was the wreck of a very beau tiful woman. ;. . She used a cane when Ashe walked, and after dinner in the library she was content to git impassive, detached, propped with cushions, while Margery read to. the boys in their night'nursery and Edith embroidered. . ' Fred had been fussing hvei a play for some time, and he had gone to read It to some manager or other. Edith al ready was " spending the royalties! ' . "We. could go a little- ways out of town," she was saying, "and we could have an automobile. Margery says theirs wl1l be sold, and certainlyit will ba a bargain.' :,J; - ;.';.; Near me Mri. Butler had1 languidly taken up the paper. Suddenly sne dropped it, and when I etoopei and picked it up 1 noticed she was trem bling.:. v '-. !'..:,: -.V;,.'., 'iait true?" ene demanded. "Is Rob ert Clarksou dead?" i ; 0 "Tes," I assented. "H has been dead Bince Sunday morsihg--a suicide." , "I'm glad, glad," she said. Then she grew weak and semi-hysterical, laugh ing and . crying in the same breath. When she had been helped upstairs for in her weakened state it had been more of a shock han we realized Margery came down, and we tried, to forget the scene we had just gone through, ' x v; . :. ; ; It was strange to contrast th way la which the" two women took their similar bereavementsr; Margery repre sented .the best type of norjnal Ameri-S can womanhood, Ellen Butler the neu rasthenic; she demanded everything by her very helplessness and timidity. She was a 'constant drain on Edith's ready sympathy; That night vwhUe I closed the house Fred had not come In I advised her to let Mrs. Butler go back to her sanatorium. At 12;80 I was still downstaira. Fred was out, and I waited for him, being curious tb; know the verdict on the pjay. The bell' rang 'a few minutes-be-fore 1 and I went to the door. Some body in the vestibule was tapping the floor impatiently with his foot When I) opened the door I was Surprised to And that the late visitor was Wardrop. H& yes were sunk, deep in hia head, his reddened ifds and twitching mouth told of Wttle sleep, of nerves ready to fenap.' .r-'' . 'f:- "rm glad it's you,ne said; by way of greeting. VI was afraid you'd have gone to.bed." ; . "It's the top of the evening yet," I replied perfunctorily, as 'I led the way into the library. Once inside, Wardrop closed the door and looked around him like an animal at bay. v , . yi came here," he said nervously, looking at the windows, "because I had an idea you'd keep your bead, . Mine's gone; I'm either crazy or I'm on my way there, Knox, there are people fol lowing ma wherever I go; they eat where I eat; if I doze in my chair they come into my dreams!" He stopped there, then' he laughed a little wildly. "That last isn't sane, but it's true., There's a man across the street now, eating an apple under a lamp post." '"Suppose you are under surveillance," I said. "It's annoying to have a de tective following you around, put it'a hardly , serious. The police say now that Mr, Fleming killed himself, That was your own contention." - 'Suppose I say he didn't kill him self?" Blowly, ."Suppose I . say he was murdered? . Suppose good God sup pose I killed him myself?" I drew back in stupefaction,' but he hurried on. , '.. . VFor the last two days Tve been wonderig-lf I di3l t! He hadn't any weapon, -1 had ones his.- I hated him that day. I had tried toave him and couldn't- My God, Knox, I might have gone off my head and .done it and not remember, it. : There have been cases like that." ,'. His condition was pitiable1, I looked around for. some whisky, but the best I could do was a little port on the side boards When I came back he was sit ting with bent head, hia forehead, on j his palms. , ' (To Be Cont!nued.J " ' AN . OIJ KEYBUT USEFUL. '.Since the beginning of trade, credit has been extended. It is the key which has unlocked the door of oppor tunity to the business world, and this key has been- kept bright with use tlown through the ages, and is, to-day, opening the door of opportunity, to you in the, clearance sale of Ladies' Press es, Cloaks and Skirts, in fact in every department at the Moss & Krieger store, where- credit has reached its majority having had its 21st birthday not long since. At -this general clearance- sale the prices have been reduced- below cost in many instances fand those who take advantage of it, will find that the store is fliledvwitb genuine savings. - ; WANT ADS. CENT A WORD, ONLY r HOUSE WIRING EXPERT AT YOUR COMMAND f . ... ' i - :- - ............... . ..... . , , , . i . The United Illuminating Company , i hi ' ' ' ' x' " nil J i'i 1 ii iii i mi' i il '"" i ji' i '-frV --t'iii" n "' 'v m : :i "'-t ' -'-i i'i ii'i'i'n iiim'im 1 1 j. jiiiiwmi ' IIITA'S HEW YORK FASHIOIIS Dainty Accessories of Irear-Relieve the Worn Appearanc9--Bg9 Give . Midunimer means gowtur somewhat worn', or . at-ieae no .ioneer poeatsinsr the first crisp of freshness of the eur ly season. Then it is that the re sourceful wonian makea up for the wear of, time by special attention to dresa accessories, A very few women or girl wear hats, unless they are really necessary the dressing of the hair must be thought out to a nicety. This- deee not mean alone tb arrangement of tresees, but la more largely concerned with the many dainty head dresses af fected by the aummer girl. A good, style, not too youthful, la especially adapted to the low coifEure now .so prevalent. It is a semi-wide band of satin in any becoming color, ending In a modt erateJy'i wde bow , above a single curl that falls on- the apr oCthe necfc In the . center of the bow a . rose can be arranged effectively;, - , - ' A simple and becoming band novelty is a twist of gause, held at the back by a Rhinestone barrette. If gauze seems-too perishable, the silver gauze ribbon, which has metallic substance can be usedy - Many eummer' frocks are brightened up by ji. plaited white tulle ruffle. This does not interfere with the pre vailing fondness for the low cut neck, as the frill lies flat. An eighteen Inch length of tulle cut in half, seamed and folded will make the ' width, which when laid , in close plaits ' is neatly tucked. A eatin ribbon band i fitted close to the: base of .the neck with a lengthwise -bow of the ribbon on , the left side, giving a jaunty finish. v Instead of, the fan chain which can even be' purchased at the ftve and ten cent store, a resourceful young woman designed a long chain effect of narrow black velvet ribbon, from. which the fan was suependd.. At the left, side, forming a corsage trlin ming, was a cluster of loops held by a pink ribbon rose with green leaves, Worn on a "filmy white gown which had been - tubbed '. several ,. times, the smart littlea touch made ono lose sight of thb fact that the frock was ne$ worn ,on - that occasion only. - Of course bags of ell sorts help out In giving finishing touches to toilette, whether they are of the tailor; made variety or of a dressier style. .. One of the smartest seen this sum mer was tot white chiffon Jined with white atin. It had a chiffon flap on each side outlined with tiny pink roses and green leaves. Two tabs of satin faced velvet ribbon fell ' from under the flaps on each side of the bag. A silver cord -was used to sling over the shoulder or with which to carry the bag in the -pocketless one's hand. Such a bag can be made from odd pieces of . silk to match any gown. While not strictly utilitarian, a hand kerchief and pair of gloves with a small vanity box can be easily car ried in this way, while the bag oer-j tainly adds distinction to the oostumei You will note "the prevalence of the ribbon rose In all these midsummer "dainties;" and "any needlewoman of the slightest pretension to skill, can II) .... EVERYTHING MUST GO, DRESSES, SHIRT WAISTSSKIRTS AND PETTICOATS Cloth Suits, formerly $20.00. .... . . ... .Now $10.00 Linen Suits, formerly $12.00. . . .. .... . :Now $ 6.98, Linen Skirts, formerly $1.50. . . . . I .... .Now $ .89 Lingerie Waists, formerly $1.00. . ... . .v .Now $ .69 Lingerie Waists, formerly $2.00 . . . . . . .Now $ 1.38 Silk Dresses, formerly $12J5. . , . . . .Now $ 7.98 Silk Petticoats, formerly $3.d0. . .... . . .Now $ 1.89 Store Closed 5 o'clock, SaturdayExcepted TODAY BEFORE SUNSET ORDER YOUR HOUSE WIRED Our Special Ninety Day Offer SO n3o Vf REGULAR PRICE $5.00 TO $6.00 " : Don't Delay a Moment If to Take Advantage of devise these pretty trifles from the number of small bits -of ribbon that accumulate in that box of mystery palled .."MiUlnery Odds and Ends." r. ::-..:. - ': .:'.- : NIXA. . FADS AND FASHIONS ; Pleatings of tulle, lace and net are used in, every- posaihle manner; ". Faraaise ana rancy feathers, pneas- ants' tails, ostrich bands and French plumes are aii seen on the new hats. "Ninette" is., a. new material bound to be popular.' It resembles voile nd ninon, and to very soft and non-crush-able.', - -v . - , - . .- . FOB A .TO'tHNQ GIRU This -dress shows one of- the new pleated skirts. The material is plain net with an inse band of lace. inser tion. - ? ' ' ' ' The waist showe. a yoke of the dot ted net and a tunic of. bright green chiffon is -placed over the net, the scalloped - edges being trimmed with shaded green ribbon, and the neck and edeeves with val. lace. ! A girdle of green eatin is shown. Fanner Want Ads.. Cent a Word, V Sale PER OUT This Low Price WITHOUT COST PH02?E;HIM NOW CALL 821 HOTJSE3OM HINTS. t. Soft Hair Brushes. When the bria- ties of hair brushes: become soft, they may be improved by diooinr them in a etrong solution of - alum and hot water. One pennyworth of alum ia sufficient for eeveral hair brushes. For Patent - Leather. To .revive - pat ent-leather rub well with a soft, me soaked in olive oil and, milk; then pol len with a soft, dry duster. Cream and linseed oil mixed . in' equal Darts makes an , excellent polish ' for. v. patent leather, and a little lasts quite a long time. .:, - . ' -.- Clean FMatlroris. Clean your flat irons In': the following way, and iron ing will be a pleasure to you.. Place a piece of beeswax between two pieces of -flannel and when the irons are hot rub them, briskly on the flan nel. This keep them in a splendid condition. v v . ... Stained Boards. Sometimes siained boards become , quite light colored with constant use. This can be reme died by thoroughly rubbing them with paraffin oil and . afterward polishing in the usual way ' with beeswax and turpentine. ' This treatment will make the boards quite dark again. To Clean Matting Bran is much-better to use for . cleaning matting than i soap and water. Tie the bran in a bag, dip the bag into clean warm wa ter and rub the matting, briskly with this ;then wash' it . off;. 'with a cloth wrung out 'of warm salt water. . This method freshens it up wonderfully. Engraved Brass An excellent way of cleaning brass flowerpots Or trays-is to rub them well with ' a -"piece' of lemon; then pour boiling water over them, and finally polish them with a isoft dry cloth. Tou will find that the lemon will remove all the stains f rom tft? crevices in the brass. ' 1 $j When Stamps Stick Together Post age stamps carried in a purse or hand bag will often be found stuck togeth er. . Never attempt to 1 separate' theni by pulling them, but simply lay them flat and press with a hot iron. They will then separate . quite easily"! Coffee . Stains To remove coffee stains -from silk, satin, or any other material,- soak in glycerine; then rub gently with 'a soft cloth. ' Rinse with wdrm water, cover with a dry cloth, and ironthe wet portion until dry. When washing, silk, handkerchiefs a little care is required to prevent them turning-yellow, and to avoid this .they should never be boiled or have any soap rubbed on them. Make a'latber of' finely shredded . ; white ' soap . and lukewarm water, wash and squeeze the handkerchiefs in it, ipress out all the moisture possible, and dry them quick ly. . Iron while they are still", damp, though not . wet. Boston Globe. USEFUL SUGGESTIONS. ; A woman who has tried it declares the best way to mend china is to ap ply a little carriage varnish careful ly with a camel's hair brush, to the edge of the broken china, the parts be ing neatly joined together. The frac ture will, when thoroughly dry; be hardly perceptible, and the china will stand fire and water. Old kid gloves are excellent for put ting in iron and kettile holders as pad ding when making them. With such padding the hot hondles wilf not scorch the hands. Baseball Outfit.FIIEE fin. bukiUl , MMUiiiig ci npii cH.lealDdlc thltl, pasta, md knd bait, food qaslii, ottra ) Mw.d, or eeBUatioa el big eatehw'i Mitt, Vtor'a (le, eatehw't auik ( xr troBf and danbla u4 rabkat eaatar bait, big taagaa styla, a it n. ehMl DTfitMlab W 111 w Afc '' Coat On Cent. Sand jmr nmmm ana wa win aana yea at af aur Sna trSeturaa to dUpot tatMaantaaaah. 8an4utha ya eellaat and tor yovr lb!a mm sd ni anifi. mm daaartba. WHITE TODAY (or alrtaraa. Ha bam dD I tala back what fan eaa't K. 0. SclU, MU7 CCJ, HOTXXa 25thSt., near Broadway NEW YORK CITY Twelve story Hotel; all con' veniences. Strictly up-to-date, handsomely furnished; five min utes to the new Pennsylvania 8tation; convenient to Subways, Elevated, all surface lines and points of interest. A few minutes walk to lead-, tng shops and theatres. European Plan, $1.50 Per Day American Plan, $2.50 Per Day Writ for Booklet and Map of " New Tork 1 nl 1P7 1 KtMMMMi ffMMMWff LET .Si: AUUBBMEUTB f 'mil r ALL THIS WEEK ' " "'"..I i. ' nnuiium MARY JANE'S - -'" 'PA .;. A Gripping Play Full of . ; Comedy and Romanes 808. J; s ISLAND Engagement Extraordinary - WEEK OF JTJLT 53 - . r CAPTAIN GEORGB AUGER & CO. I Tallest Man on Earth, with Ilia Select- ed Company, Inrfndlng : ERNEST ROM M E I, ? Smallest Comedian In the World, Xii Brilliant Production of th . Fantastic Playlet 1 '.'JACK, The giant KrrxERr;r v Heidi Over By Special Request - HARRY HENRY ;.. 7 Most Popular Band Sinver Ever,- fn Novel and Interestins Vocal , Feature : Band Concerts, Band Soloists, T-sth- -ing, Dancing, Roller. Coasting, Theat ricals, and Myriads of Attraction. - Beginning; This Week and for Balanea of .the Season , . MOONIilGHT BATHING ?MSEBALL' NfivvfieW ParlL JULY 25....... ...UOLYOSU' JfJIiY V. .......... . . .HARTFORD. A. ' L WOOSTER, " Attorne7-at.tia , La to Examiner U. & Patent Offlc 1094 MAIN ST- BRnG22OIlT. C7, t Send Postal for Booklet on PatezUa i Newtown Inil ; New management. Always cool tjnfl walks nd drives, good flshlpr la Taunton Lake. Engage now for r son. Auto parties a specialty, Tw i rates, etc, apply W..F. HALE, Prop. Pll tf j V for: One DoUar AT WMM EVERYTHING IN THE -SALE LOT ONE DOLLAR Women's high grade shoes In small sizes and narrow widths and an assortment. ' of children's footwear to select from. : i : - j W. K. R20LLMJ K- 1026 IIAI1T ST. STATE OF CONNECTICUT, DISTRICT OF BRIDGEPORT, KS., . : PROBATE COURT. ' , ' July is, inz.-" Estate of John Rooney, late o the town of Bridgeport in said Dig trict deceased. -- The Court of Probata for the Di trict of Bridgeport, hath limited an i allowed six months from .the dal hereof for Creditors of said 'Estate to exhibit their claims for settlements Those who neglect to . present thtir accounts, properly attested, withLa said time, will be debarred a rtcov ery. -all persons indebted to said Es tate are requested to make lmmetliatt payment to JOHN F. McSLTTOT. - -, . Extcutof.