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THE WASHINGTON TIMES, SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 28. 1915. USHER 3be $led aenre 6C cJ.K KWi oBtLtSm Detective w r-pUtUNK-CIIECKH.'' demanded a I muscular-faced Imv. aa he do- I posited tlio hand-luggago of the two travelers In the faded Mue bus. "He careful of that black wardrobe." warned J. Itufus Walllngford. "1 think there' a hlngo loose." "All right." answered the boy, deeply grieved. "I'll write that on my re Port." lie was embellished with a green band on hla faded blue can: a vollow-bandcd man. with a ladder under his arm, crossed the station tilatform and fixed an electric light bulb. "I know; Its a comic opera," guessed Walllngford. "Who wants to nad about my trunk hinge?" "The Bpanglervlllc city council. I'm the official buKguge-cutiler," and ho clamped away. "Don't you aet It?" Unshed Ulackln Daw. " 'TIs a political Job. The other one la the official hulh-ilxcr, and here cornea the official bus-driver, I've seen municipal ownershlu towns, Jim, but this ono must bo tlio limit." "That means there Isn't a live dollar In the burn," regretted Walllngford. and, with some disfavor, he viewed tho approach nf the official bus-drler, who wore a bluo band on his cap, ajia car ried a prln full of holes. "I'm afraid the girls uro against u dead ono this time." "Good owning, gents." hailed the tooth-shy officer. "I got tuo good scats left In the grandstand." and ho pro duced a pair of faded blue nasteboaids from which tho printing had long since worn awav. "1 reckon most of the councllmen have sold their regular seats by this time, but these Is good, front row, right next to tho official box." "We're In luck, Jim." declared Illackle, Inspecting the penciled numbers on the tickets, and slipping them Into his Docket. "I was afraid wo wouldn't get seats at all. iiy the way, sergeant, what are they for?" "Hy. don't vou know?" Inquired the driver In surprise. "It's tho regular Saturday night festival, why, people come from miles around, from all these summer resorts and health-cuies, to see the fireworks. The city council makes a heap of nioncv off of 'em. Tho whole courthouse steps Is covered with a grandstand, that's left there winter and summer." "Don't people ever hae business In th courthouse?" n"k,d Walllngford. Tho driver paused to help the luggaco carrier lift a trunk on top of tho bus. "They go In by the back door?" ho Briefly explained. "Do we get Ice cream cones?" de manded Blncklu. "Anything ou want," asserted the officer largely. "The city council ain't overlookln" any chances." "They must be tho leading industry." surmised Walllngford. -J"rh.,'.re. " ",snt Irt ,0." ossentcd the official uriver. as the muscular bov approached with the last trunk. "Some of em's been In the council flttoe i years. I've held offlco twelve seirs myself " ''Must he a lot of money In the treasury." and both niackle and vtalllngford waited eagcrlv for the an wer to rtlackle's question "Nigh onto a hundred thousand dol lars!" proudly stated the dtltzen. The sllk-hatted strangers exchanged pleased grind The last trunk wns slammed on the bus. the official driver mounted Ills seat nd erarked his whin and the official horses, so bony that Dlaekle vnndored how their skins stood the strain, rat tled away. "And whit mleht vour loftiness he"" asked the office holder, looking back with cordial Interest "Hush'" warn"d nineVI n a hmrse whisper an! lemlnf forward, he confided- "We are detectives!' "You don't say so'" responded the hocked driver In t'e same h'ealhloss fashion "Who are ypu after?" "Mavbe vnn cin nelo us " went on Blaekle solemnly "nv Information leading to the eoprepnpn of tho proper party will be suitably re warded." "Do anrthlnr I psn for von," offered the driver so h-stllv tint b" forgot to whisper. "T don't reckon twerp's anv TonnV In town heifer posted han me " "TTelng in ofvM unetor T ,. nected as much," rpfumpd Tllackle, keenly Interested. "There Is n man in Ms town who go awav every little while and no one knows where he goes or whv " "Henry flesh''" pfflr-vd the drhep -lth a promptness wb.JPh shocked Flackle; for be had onl" talked et whimsical random fogttlnT that In everv town 'here Is et leant oort man whose unenlalneH eoln- ind ppn1n--s ere sn aggravation and sn Insult Neighbors have a right to know! If not whv not7 "Describe that man'" demanded Rlackle with professional peremptorl ness "Well," obved the drlvei earefullv end accurately "llenrv Closbv Is a bachelor, about Ave foot n'n, fai to mlddlln' heavv iM dresses like a dud'", has a plnk far i"Mr fancv pp'1..pb with a little dingus like n spring tape measure to wind in the Hiring Ins bill" eves, and shiny black hair and beard snd mustache He keeps the genoral store " "No the nartv " declared TlWkl d Jeetedli. and with nn hnnest tmnulse to elear the unknown rnhv from unimt suspicion. Then h's whimsies! n-ture came uppermost again and In spite of himself he added "I'nless he ills, guises " "It Isn't the roan '' hasMlv lnised T"lackl, engrv wlh himself for having p-rsi-irn i.i iimiiuiiK n uum stranger "l It, Jim?" "No," snanred Walllncford xiri'T rllng bn,een emuement nrt annnv-snt-e, "Th man we're after la urn ill S'"t sklnnv'" The driver was llsntl'' ll'Ollrlilful f"r thie full pin"1' "Vnil Ten-v rioehv might be padded up." lie sagely concluded, As nisekle regltrd st 1'ie n"inlnl hotl under the flat eve nf tb offl'al lnnkener he glnnd aerl at the nnnnslte pnrjo v hl''h raTrl'd the names of the arrival" of four dnva "n't Thre thev wre thre pma In a neat firm hand i'"tras V tv ' 'srden t1ia Violet Var'ln A" Fannv Warden tlnoina tw nnlv-sev en, twntv. eight and tn'nlv'-nln', A" ennn aa the men -a.n ptraiM aud In t'wdr w p en.vpiant' the' tln-tnod ploni- tirt 'n 'n the door of li.'nt'.ppM ed ioeltd. Mflal'" said ni'"le e !' ir eren1, and the b'ie . aa of VlnW, the hrovn e t T"nm pn.t th rrav fi of Al'nt !'ni wl.tanf.d '"Ith atiinlh"nt e i'ov s"" '" fore tr.m a lean and ink wn'. man Wit1 hlta hair bin!' rnu-'arh.'', vllniv ld-blirn an.' ' "n.1" "nalfl"" rvyri Violet r.lnir hr hrath and anaWI". he"'la .' I'hdl" .-It'i hi-' Ml.. I " Ti, """iS Ml" "'fore1 (ll.l t-v K.nrv WrHn ""'Ith, tha warn frlendllnnaa wVl Ur (hen e'rnvvln" hafr'ar'T tharn alnee the had volunteered to recover the ML J! qJL k'7hmseedllklbm Blackie lost forluno of the beautiful Warden orphans. 'Uerore we leave this town. little l VI. we'll collect the JtO.nCO dollars mien mo cuy or ppangiri vine stole from your eatato," arjd Violet's blue eves i-ofctcned as he looked In at them. ' "Wo Were out and looked at the property which Hpandleivllle confis cated for Mr. Valla and Mis clique, right after the death of Mi Wnrden, observed Aunt Tatty Indignantly. "It must bo worth lloo.OOu to the rail road. "If wo get tho original vuluutlon of forty thousand und our expenses, we'll call lt a'liiare." returned Wal llngford. "Hand us some Informa tion," and as he looked at the blank and discouraged faces of the throe ladles, ho chuckled, "Don't seem to be any.' "flow could there be?" demanded Violet. "Why, there's only one reg ular person In the place." "Hist!" loudly whispered Illackle, und Jerked the red jfoatee from the door nob. "I know that man!" He stuck the goatee on Ills ihln. "llenrv Closbyl" "Henry I'losby!" rejioated tho threo ladles In amusement. "Detective stuff," grinned Illackle. "Oct on jour shuwls girls and we'll have a municipal dinner and u municipal show." "Come on. Jim, let's Join the festivi ties," urged Illackle. beginning to fret from tnuctlvlty before his cigar was well under way, "Irft's finish our dinner," Implored Wulllngford, who was heavy after meals. "I'm through," protested Illackle, ris ing "There s doings out there, and vnur Uncle Horace Isn't In the middle. There go the girls Come on!" Wulllngford was about to enter a fur ther protest when a voice at his ear observed, in n naif whisper. "I'vo got a little Information for you!" Walllngford turned, and found, stooping to sit beside 'm. u fat-faced, thin old man, with a big jllk bow at his collar. He put his hairy forefinger on Walllng ford s kneo for imnreslveness. "Henry Closby goes to Chicago, but he gets his letters from New york. I reckon that's queer!" "I don't know Mr. Closby," returned Walllngford uncomfortably. "Cerlulnly not!" agreed the native. Now. I'm William Boyler, the post master and u mc.nber of the city coun cil, and I reckon I know more about folks than any man In this town. "I handle nil the mall, and I can get facts that nobody else can. If there's uny rewurd "I didn't get all that conversation. Jim.", complained Illackle. "Now. as one detective to another, what did he say?" "He gave me some damaging testi mony against Henry Closby," grinned Wulllngford. "Henry, It seems, goes to t hliago!" "Cn vou blame him?" inquired Illaikic. Henry must be u live rnombcr. Come on, let's Join tho mad, merry throng." .I'V.'."11-"". " fome clgurs," pleaded vvalllngford. and went up to his room. When he returned, he found Blackie In o.irnest converse with a lean and sallow gentlem in who cracked the Joints of his knu. kles ceaselessly when he talkod Mr. Walllngford rhook hands with the giiitletnan whose elbow creaked, and he listened "Now, see what vou make of thla," whispered Illackle, Impresalvely. "Mr. Kerr, the druggtit. savs that Henry Uosby frequently buys pondered orris root!" ".Mors than all the rest of my cus tomers put together!" supplemented Mr Kerr. In a whisper whlcti cracked Into a shrill falsetto at all the rn Phatle words. "Iluja more than a pound a week and always a fresh pound when he Roes to Chicago" "See!" eageilv triumphed Illackle. Isn't that about In lino with what wo si t-pictcd. Yard'" Walllngford suddenly aware that HUckle was addreaslng him, grunted "I beg your pardon, Mr. Walllnv foid.' correctid UlacMe, covered with confusion "The secret slipped. Mr. Kerr, this Mr. Scotland Yard, the great Knullsh detectlv'e, hut, of course, he doesn't like his name used here Illat leave us!" i "I hope vou didn't hove the nrve to tell that piker your name was hherlock Holmes" chuckled Walling-! ford, as Ketr creaked awav. I "Certainly not." grinned niackle. "I only gavo him mj Initial M" The mayoi, a pompom old patriarch with o heard to his third vest but ton, a heard w ldo and long en .ugh to make a collar and cravat nnneces eiiy, and clean shirts a matter of whim, trade a spee'h, glowjng with praise of communism enual rights, neighborly love and public owner ship, afiar which some disgruntled native threw n dead cat Into the arena, and the fireworks began, under the aupei vision nf a gorgeous official In a red cap-hand and red artillery stripes A councilman with a threa-halred mole nn his chlr. who crept down next to Illackle In tho grandstand, nudr-ed his arm. "There gnes your man,' he whls prred. pointing to Henry Cloahv. "Mv name Is Heorplne I'm the pro prietor nf the Hpnnrlervllln Adviser." he confided "f probably know more about our cltlrcns than any man In town Henry Cloehv iroes to CrUeairo on the first and third Sunday of every im'iiiii, mm nf mkvs tin Tuesday nnrnlnr everv tl'ne He carries a hend hi" nnil a hi"- still ease" "i allow" naked niackle excitedly, "The aiilt-rase la " "TV. vou hmr that" demanded 'Inckle nf Wlllnc-furd .n .1 l,,r. I 'a'l furnd hla back 'The hand hag 'n hrnv-n " asserted the hf.t pnst ed man In tnyn "Prow.." r.1PNtrrt niackle In dl tre..a "That throw me off m enl ilatbino What does he carrv In tlnrn "" bt posted man shook hla heR.J eadlv "Vohndv km w " he rnnfesaed. -an I..1I ou anmethlntr Mat shout him. thrtlrh OnPP ,Vn- mnnlh n. I"' "el be expresses a heavy box I to v,m. Vnrtt"' "tackle raui-M Ma breath loudly. I -'"t a wot den hex" I "V vnnden bf "' renented t.h nthc ,tri"-int.nnt.. "It I. -Im.jvs addrcja.d . ,. ,. ,,,,. p, ,.lr, nenue and FnX.'.ae.'nnd rtreel nr.nald'" rott'. " rnn.e.t nt.i. B, ,, tn ,,ln,. . . .'. . "S.s" "Tamed that he would up 'n i-'. "' rVll-1 we'll lnve"V.itp Hia !!. nlclous charsptcr." derided Walllrpford Henrv Ctoshv ns, ip, tn h, 8)rn on snndav momlne taking an Invlee of Ma pooda w hen thoy palled on hi-n and he came fprn-d tn meet them with the rnn..n ,.ir nf n mnn hQ ! t SUre nf ,l.-pf "We dnp't want a thing In the world " said nincrle ventllnelv regretful "t owe von an pnntgv for starting some gpaan about TOU " "It can' hurt me he said verv much to Imtb Ulackie's and Walllneford'a re. lief "The town wasn't so bad thoush. till a lonr-halred fellow converted the place In nublln ownership." "A little soft musle. and I'll tell you Mncs S232H the story." offered Walllngford with a chuckle. "First, they confiscated tho electric light pant, the Warden prop erty, the gooseberry Industry, and tho ax handle factory: then thev bought the mortgage on your father's hotel end foreclosed.' "You must be detectives, after all," wondered Closby, "Of course, they've been offering you all sortH of Information " "You go to Chicago every two weeks'" whispered Illackle hoarsoly, Closby threw back his head and laughed heartily, though ho looked much concerned, nevertheless. "Naturally, they'd toll vou that tho first thing." but ho did not explain It. "What else?" "You buy a pound of orris foot nt u time," Illackle accused, "and vou take a fresh pound to Chicago with you! Listen! I know your secroti The water Is hard In Kpanglervllle!" "flood sleuthing!" annroved Closby. "Tho city council would probably call me n slssv If thev knew I took a bath everv morning. While I'm at It. I don't mind answering to the rest of my crimes. What are thev?" "You burn lights In your window till after midnight! Your suitcase Is vel low, and your handbag Is brown! You ship wooden boxes to New York and you go to Chicago!" rattled Illackle "Well. I'll be " Closby began with a sudden burst of anger, which ho as quickly checked. "I've done the worst possible to the town. I guess," he declared. "I've made moncv In spite of them, ami without their knowledge," and his eves rested on a padlocked tin box standing on his safe "I've Just sold my store, and I'm' going av av. Presently he overcame a certain dlflldent hesitation, unlinked the box and drew from It a grotesque t rra cottu cast. "Maybe you've seen these things?" he remarked. "The Lost Dog'" exclaimed both Blacklo and Walllngford with delight. It was a weird little caricature, which at llrst made one want to laugh, but gradually It emanated, In some subtle way, all the pathetic wlstfulness ot a mislaid, halt-frtghtoned, altogether hopeless, soft-cved friend of the family and adopt a stray cur It had swept the country In tts various forms of clay, filaster, and bronie, and It was for sale n every shop window, from confec tionery stores to cigar stands Women and children demanded one at sight, anil men of all degrees, cab drivers, lawvers, and shoe clerks, kept one close to their smoking materials. "Are you Interested In the marketing ot if" asked the studiously Inquisitive Walllngford "I made it," stated Closby, quite mod estly enough, and smiling nfTectlnnatoly on his own handiwork "I seem to have a? knack for this kind nf thing. I've modeled a lot ot things nut of the rlay from my back yard, but this dog Is the only one which has been largely suc cessful." Ilefore they went out to dinner, Wall Ingrord picked up a gorgeously Inlaid checker-board, and "hefted" It In sur prise. "I thought that wai glass mosaic, but Its as light as wood!" he exclaimed. "Another little side Issue of mme said Closby, carelessly. "It's a trans- ftsrent mixture; something like cellu old. but Is water-proof, lire-proof, and almost scratch-proof. It's not Inlay, though; the design Is an ordinary print ed attalr, underneath, but the material has a curious quality nf retractlnn, which apparently brings the lines to tlio surface; I have a patent on the proc ess " "Have you dnno much with It" In quired Walllngford, qulcklv, nnd he ex iinlncd the checker-board again with Kien Interest. 'Not a thing," returned Cloaby, "How much will you tako for the patents on this thing'" Make me nn offer " "Will you give the Warden estate everything we get you over IS.UiO? ' "I II give It to anybody you sa," re turned Closb), puzzled. "It a a bargain, closby. you wouldn't mind helping saw olf something on the Cltv of Spanglorvllle, would vou?" Henry Closby grinned "If I could play a mean, contempti "The Diamond From the Sky" The $10,000 Prize Photoplay br Hoy L. McCardell. Produced Iiy the American Film Manufacturing Co. CAST. Dottle Ptckford Esther George Perlolat Luxs Dovell Irving dimming" ..Arthur Stanley II Eugenie Forde Hagar Alias John Powell W, J. Tedmarah Quabha-the- William Kusscll Blair Stanley hunchback Charlotte Burton Vivian Maraton Orral Humphreys. ..Maxmaduke Smyths AS De Vaux, crouching and slink ing along, like a supple cat, made his wav out of the Lon don palace which honied the fortune hunters, Illatr and Vlvliu, he came hump up against another visitor, ns noiseltas as himself. Marmaduke Smytho wsa not above plnylnc ipv In the Interests of the rightful he1 of the Stanleys In Ungland. No other caue In tho world had the eccentric but fidlhful lawyer so much at heart, and ho had kept a clrsc watch upon the two pre- tenders to the earldom evir since they hud presented themselves In the British capital. The evening nf their roronn"nn had arpeiled to him n the pivcholoKlcal moment to strike though Marmsduke i entirely vague In his m'nd as to how ho should deliver the cruahlng blow Noiv, perhups fortunatel;. De aux had aceonuillshed this for him so literally. Indeed, that thero seemed little left for Marmaduke to do. I he meeting In the vestibule wna so sudden, that, without walt'ng to gag or bind thli unexpected witness. De Vaux lliuu? himself violently juat liltu .ind out of doors Not until he was weji down the street did the cronl. discover that the dliniond was gone. Marrraduke, nn'Hiiv lilk. had dl'cein ed In ha upturned tall hJt, whl'h he was cam Ini. th glitter of the baleful gem. Determined that this tlmo It no-Vvr npaln should leave his hinds un til He should clasp It about the neck of the Stanley to whom It ilghtfullv be Innui d, he gingerly drew l for'li and concealed It In his poclut vi. lull, meanwhile, had rallied the servants to the aid of their prostrate m.istei A doctor wns summoned, und the ugly Bcalp wound which Hluli had lecelveif was bandaged When ho came fully to hla senses he gave him self up to violent expression nf sheoi rage. Ho had stood on the threshold of the greatest moment of his life. Plvo minutes more, and he would hove been In his limousine on his way to Buck ingham Palace. And then, thla hand out of the dark had struek him down! Vivian, strangely frightened and sub dued, hovered about him, saying little. Blair felt her silence as an evil omen for through ever thing, till now, the woman had kept her steely courage What amazed him most, she did not once give vent to hltterrjjsa at the loss of tho Diamond from the sky. A battle of words batwaen Illatr and ble, low-down trick on this town bctore 1 go, I'd die happy!" The flat-nvod proprietor himself brought the ice water to Illackle Daw's room. There It was, sure enough, the thing the chambermaid and tho bellboy had reported, a big. black box and a camera tripod, with a twin lens In front, and a mass of wheels and levers and pulley belts on the side. The pro prietor. Ice water In hand, looked at It until his eyes bulged. "What Is that dingus?" ho asked, of the tall, solemn gentleman with the pale blue whiskers, who stood at tne window with a telescope In his hand, looking nut through tho small end. ' It's a sleuthogrnph," reported De tective Daw. "Look In." Ire water still In hand, the proprietor looked Into the sleuthograph, and be fore his widening gaxe a silver dollar slid out from a hole In a black velvet background, and slid up out of sight In the ton of the box "Ooalii" uiutttr.'d the proprietor, and Jerked back as In- found Illackle Daw looking solemnly In at the lenses over his shoulders "W hat does that mean7 Detective H Holmes plated a long, Iran finger to his right temple, nnd thought He added a long, lean finger to his left temple, and thought. "It means that some otie In this town Is making money In secret " "tlosh" gasped the proprietor "Who do vou suppose?" "The sleuthogiaph Is working on that right now." replied Detective H. Holmes. It reads the sun. Hie moon, the slurs, and DossesseH all the see rets of the Heventh Itook of Moses, and all the wisdom of the seventh son of a seventh son. Hist' I.onkl" Down across the velvet background of the slepthograph slipped a white let ter nnd rested at thu bottom of the box and that letter was the letter ..j,,.. "Ooah Where's Hie rest of It" "Coming," replied the blue-whiskered detedlve excitedly "The next letter should Iki here In ten or twenty min utes .Mavbe all of the name" For only an Instant the proprietor's flat eyes stared, then suddenly he slam med down tho pitcher of Ice water, and dashed out of the room Illackle Daw hurried to the coneetlng door and threw It open "Tor tho love of Mike. Jim. It works!" he exclaimed, choking with laughter. "These hlcka will swallow anything Send the girls over, quick, to post ClosbV" "I can't believe It," chuckled Walllng ford "I guess the girls had better com hai k and corroborate, so there won't be any hitch " 'Tine." agrcid Illackle "I shall wear nurnle " Blackie hadvhardJy more than adjust ed the curling purple whiskers than there was a knock on his door. The pro prietor was buck again, and with him were the rnavor and three iltv nuncll men Mr llovler Mi. Kerr, nnil Mr. Seornlne "Anv more letters down"" excitedly demanded the mayor. "Hist" returned tho purple detective "I haven't looked " "There's on 'I" and sn N' after the H"" huskily reported 1tv Councilman Kerr "Henry. I bet you'" A mad scramble ensued In front of the, lens and mad cxrltcment ensued ns an "It" drnoDtd down. "Henry Closby, I bet you'" guessed the mavor "Walt, gentlemen." counseled the solemn detective 'It may not be true. and ho held the "Y" of "HI'MIY" for fully five mlnutea. while he listened Intently at the hall door At last there w aa a ruatle and a suppressed giggle, and Blackie touch ed the puih button on the back of a chair, an 1 the letter "Y" fell down. Then a "C" and an "!.' ' Walllngford tip-toed Into the room during thu tension of that great mo ment. and slipped a little white note Into Ulackie's hand, nnd elbowed his wav In front of the lens for a peep nt the sleuthograph "It Is as we suspected," he announc- Smythe ended In the dismissal of the luwver Marmaduke was not sorry, for he had been tendering his services to Blair and living beneath his roof under false pretenses. As he was packing his belongings, to Icsvo the house, ho accidentally discharged hla ride, the bullet from which struck his sacied deer head, knocking the trophy of the American wilds to the floor. A secret compaitmcnt sprang open In the back of the head and a bit of yellow paper dropped out. 'a Pr,v1' ,0 he a memorandum, dated IO0, with nn old marriage llci nee, show ing that tho llrst Sir Arthur Stanley had wedded n gypsv girl, who after leaving him nnd resuming her own name of Harding, had borne tho early Irglnlan a son Blair was present overseeing these proceedings, lie demanded the paper Mannadiiko Put up a valiant struggle to pi event the evidence from falling inio tne clutches of tho ha f-maddened voiing ch.irlitan Hut he doubtless would nave lost against tho phenomenal Slrencth nt h nili'.rMii l.aH it nnl been for the arrival of detectives from Scotland Yard who burst Into the room at that moment. As the detectives seized the helpless rogue. VU!an threw her nrms about his neck But presentlv he was torn fioin hor clasp. She luard tho door of the police taxlcab slam What would become of her now Smvthe, having compared the old memorandum with the gjpsy family tieea given him bv Hagar, was satisfied that Arthur stood In line, through an extiemelv i emote cnusinshln for the peerage In England A few months ater found tho lawyer again In Amor lea, and he sought out Arthur among the gvpsles. To Kather n little son had been born. But for the benefit of the child, they resumed their real Identities and accepted tho Stanley earldom. There was a great celebration at Stun ley Hall, nt which Souths clasped about the neck of the Infant the Dla ninnd from the 8kv Here ends the great pletiirlzed ro mantic novel, for the present. What may the sequel portend? What be comes nf Esther's bahv' Who next gets "the Diamond from the Sky?' Ten thousand dollars has been offeied for the best suggestion Incidentally II should be known that Rlalr has es caped from the English authorities, and that somewhete he and Vivian are hidden, waiting to strike at whom? (Continued Next Sunday.) WRITTEN BY George Randolph Chester AatK-r at "Ctt-Rlch-Qoldi-WMfaiforJ" DRAMATIZED BY Charles W. Goddard rrn(W la CoOaberatloa WWrTka Famous Pathe Players INTBODUaNO ' IRRMclNTOSH J.'Mi.W.IIWM MAX nGMAN........ BUckW rw UMJTA ROBERTSON.... . violet tC-rrrUM. '. l Sttf Cs, All hnln HUM! tnU. ed, and Just then there clattered down the letter "O" "fl" "B" "Y"l "Ooshl" breathed the proprietor. ' "Henry Closbyl I said sol" Indig nantly stated the mayor, "Ah!" Detectlva H. Holmes turned from the window, crumpling the little white note In hla hands, "If we knovr tho guilty man, the rest Is easy. Now let us see what Henry Closby Is doing nt thla moment," and he cava the crank of the sleuthograph a vigorous turning. In which cog-wheels clanked and ratchets rattled. Casing Into that marvelous machine In pushing, crowding; turns, the mayor and the councllmen saw a kaleido scopic maie of twirling colors, anJ as they stepped back, stuplfled, the great detective B. Holmes bent down nnd looked In, and whirled In vast excite ment. "llenrv Clnshv." he declared, "la nt I this moment digging a hole In his baik yard! Gentlemen, will someono pleas eseo u no 1S7 The room was vacated In an Instant, except for S. Holmes and Scotland Yard, and the three Warden In. Ilea! I and they laughed until thu tear streamed down their cheeks In the meantime, the mayor and Ins official Innkeeper and the three coun rilmen were tearing across the street and down the alley, and through the hi Irk )ard to Henry Closhy's back fence. Five whiskered faces peerel over the fenro, und five pair of eye widened with astonishment. Henry Closby was digging a hole! In the evening, as soon as It was properly dark. Illackle mat? him a mask out of tho blue cambric, went back through the brickyard, climbed up on Closhy's high board fence, and sat them smoking through a hole In his mask, absolutely motionless other. 1 wise, ror a solid hour, while the popu- I lace qulverlngly watched. 1 tn...i.t. ... . - ... iiiuv-mr a auuunn acrfl so openly mVHlerlous that Mayor Sawherry him self came to Walllngford In protest on WeJnosday morning. "Your man Holmes Is mighty care less about his disguises," he complain ed, after having duly Introduced him self "Henry Closby's bound to know who he la und what he's handing around for" Kxaitly." declared Walllngford "My ii.-aiMam s actions may seem strange to you and to Spanglervllle, no doubt." "Well, to tell vou the truth.'" admitted the mayor, "thev do. Why. not above twTntv minutes sgo. he stopped out In the middle of the square, and give some, thing wrarped In red tissue psper to all the children In town and whispered to them to run home and hMe It! I sup pose you know what It was." Concealing his concern and chagrin ns much as possible. Walllngford said pom pouslj I do not. Mr. Mayor 1 leave thosu details entirely to my assistant." "It was a squaro of llmburger cheese! about the size of a marble!" exploded the mavor. whose chest had barn un. comfortablv expanded by the weight of inn in'urmation. 'Now Just maylie there Is some sense behind that, but to us It looks erasy!" "It Is." assented Walllngford "There Is no pne on our force who can play craxv so well as my assistant That's s hy hiyjt TCnl nlm wim mo to npan gl.irvllle." ' li.it what good does It do?" per sisted the mavor. "Look nt this letter," Insisted Walllng ford. calmly He handed Mayor Saw berry a letter raining the business card of B. r. Tiittle and addressed to Henrv "losby The major ope'ned that letter, with no ,...- :uiiijuiiciion man if it had been an advertisement addressed to himself. He read as follows Mv dear Mr Closhv I take pleasure in calling jour attenUoi. to the fact thai vour rovaltics arc steadily Increas- linu being J.:a 10 for this month, an in crpase of nesrly $1M over last month, and of over $.50 above the month pre vious. B the way I ihln't vou had het- ter i end mo a sample of tho Spaiwlor v.lle city water for onalvsls. I.i . maor -la'J down ,hlit lcttr on ' the tab n itnr him ...,, ..i. .. w Hi bulging i yes. "He's oeen using the cltv water' he miffed. "I'xactli." akreed Walllngford. In specting the absorb! d mayor with scant liking "Your wnler possesses "onie delicate property which makes It highly valuable to Mr. Closb. In a secret Pioc pss of art manutauurc. This letter shows Just how valuable." The new letter was from a New York baiiK. and tho mayor opened it with ringers which trembled from Indigna tion '.My dear Mr. Cloabv," ne read "As per your request, wo Inclose herewith an itemized statement of the amounts de posited with us to vour credit bv your agint. Mr. Tuttle We trust that, by comparing this with vour duplicate de jHialt slips, you will be able to locate the sl.ght discrepancy between your es timated balanco and ouis." Within, on a long folded slip, and com Plied by ri auiung mmhino. was a etaicimnl oi steadily Mowing moiuhly deiHisus. extending back over tnree v ears, and totaling to over tony thou sund dollars, mo.tij Invested In bonus, o '.", sav .,h-at -Mr. Sawbeiry was hurrl ficd I putting It mlldlv. And we trusted that mair'" ho de clureu In sorrowful un.cr. "What docs he manufacture? ImpresMvelj, Walllngford produced from behind tho bureau, thu Illuminated checker-uoard, and placed It beioro tho iiavor. By its side he set an ebony box. Its lid and sides apparently Inlaid with gloss, In elaborate Louts Uutnte, decorations The muvor's sorrowful Indignation In cieasod. "And he never showed these things to Spanglervllle! ' ho complained bitterly. "Never once." asreod Walllngford. "Whv. these things could have been made the city Industry, and a great at traction at your Saturday festivals All our unemplojed poo, le could have be come artists, nnd the city council grown rich from their well-paid labor on thla beautiful Olazed Inlay." "(llnzed Inlay?" repeated the mayor. "Is thut what he called It?' and he once more Inspected curiously the box and the checkerboard. "That man has I eld baok the progress o' his town," hv rrnelnded with woeful grief that such tblnx could be "I reckon the city mmiirl! will nx him' Thev'to In session now I'll take these things right over tn them' ny the way. you're not going tn chnrge an thing for tho loan of them ate you'" . "Certainly not," Walllngford assured him . . ... ' Vnu see Mr Mavor ' he relcner1!y explained "If ou attempt to tax Mr Cnl v he en move ewav from Pptn eterville The only thlnu the cltv can do Is to fnrce Mr Closbv to sell his patent aeprpt prnceasea and end will nt a fair figure," anil he looked at his watch i If there are seven men In a room nnd one of them looks at bis watch, lx others Immediately do likewise. Mr "awberrv extracted his own timepiece from somewhere beneath his whiskers, glanced at It hastily and was startled "I must burrv rleht oer to the coun cil meeting " he pbser. ed "i receipt for my Ve... York client please " Insisted Walllngford. and po-hed It toward hnv The mavor recelnted for the oMppts pf nn pnH the documentary evidence and hurried awpv , A nervous lllll dark skinned msn was In the store with Henry Closby, and Evening Services Scvr,.X?,',c -Vrenuo l'nwbytcrinn Church, New York avenue,' H and 'Ihirteenth ntroota, Kev. Wallace Kadcliffe. Choir Bings Foster's cantata, "SeJ Timo and Hurfeat.'' 8 p. m. Foundry M. E. Church, Sixteenth and Church streets, Rov. W. R. Wedderapoon. "The Young Woman," in the series on 'The Ameri can Home." 8 p. m.t First Church of Christ, Scientist, Columbia, road and Euclid street. Ancient and Modern Necromancy, Alias Mesmerism and Hypno tism, Denounced." 8 p. m. Second Church of Christ, Scientist, Fifteenth and R streets. "Ancient and Modern Necromancy, Alias Mesmersim and Hypnotism, De nounced." 8 p. m. First Congregational Church, Tenth and G streets, Rev. Robert W. Coe. Bermon by Rev. Dr. Lewis T. Reed, of Brooklyn, on "In the Days When God Was Near." 8 p. m. First "Spiritualist Church, Pythian Temple, 1012 Ninth street north west. Lecture on "Spirit Birth," by Mrs. Z. E. Kates. 7:30 p. m. All Souls Unitarian Church, Fourteenth and L streets, Kev. U. G. B. Pierce. Address hy Mary. Sibley Evans, on "Robert Louis Steven son." 8 p. m. ' Centennial Baptist Church, Seven h and I streets northeast, Rev. E. Hex Swem. "Tempted CbristUu... o i. .... Metropolitan Memorial M. E. Church, Rev. James Shcra Montgomery. "Aa the Crow Flies." 8 p. m. Church "of the Ascension, Massachusetts avenue and Twelfth street, Rov. J. Henning Nelms. Preaching Mission, by Rev. W. E. Pat terson, of New Hampshire. 8 p. m. Church of the Covenant, Connecticut avenue, Eightconth and N streets, Rev. Charles Wood. "Prophets of the New Era States men, Reformers, Teachers and Preachers." 8 p. m. Memorial Seventh Day Adventist Church, Twelfth, near M (street north west, Rev. S. B. Horton. "The Crisis Before Congress." Song service at 7.30 p. in. East Washington Seventh Day Adventist Church, 7 Fourth street northeast, Rev. R. T. Dowsett. Song Service at 7:30 p. m. West Washington Baptist Church, Thirty-first and N streets north west, Rev. B. D. Gaw. "What Do BaptlBts Believe About the Church?" 7:45 p. m. Union M. E. Church, Twentieth street, near Pcnnsylvniiin avenue northwest, Rev. John MacMurray. "Saved For whut?" 8 p.m. Douglas Memorial M. E. Church, Eleventh and H streets northeast, Rev. C. C. McLean. Special sermon to Jr. 0. U. A. M., on "Amer ican Citizenship." 7:30 p. m. Ninth Street Christian Church, Ninth and D streets northeast, Rev. George A. Miller. "From Earth to Heaven." 8 p. in. Second Baptist Church, Fourth street and Virginia avenue southeast, Rev. Howard I. Stewart. "Tho Black Sheep." 8 p. m. Fourth Presbyterian Church, Thirteenth and Fairmont streets, Rev. Joseph T. Kelly. Howard A. Banks, address on "God's Prepared Things." 8 p. m. Mt. Vernon Place M. E. Church, South. Ninth street and Massachu setts avenue, Rev. Edward K. Hardin. "Women of the Bible No. 1." 8 p. m. Waugh M. E. Church, Third and A streets northeast, Rev. F. M. Mc Coy. "The Great Physician and the Weak Will." 7:30 p. m. Central Presbyterian Church, Southern Assembly, Sixteenth and Irv ing streets northwest, Rev. James H. Taylor. Evangelistic serv ices, preaching by Dr. Ernest Thompson, of Charleston, W. Va. 8 p. m. Church of the New Jerusalem, Sixteenth and Corcoran streets, Rev. Frank Sewall. Lecture by Rev. George H. Dole, of Wilmington, Del., on "What Is the Second Advent, of the Lord?" 7:30 p. m. Salvation Army, 930 Pennsylvania avenue northwest. Service led by Ensign Louis Coleman. 8 p. m. Calvary M. E. Church, Columbia road, near Fourteenth street, Rev. John T. Ensor. "Jesus Patiently Knocking." 8 p. m. Hamline M. E. Church, Ninth and P streets, Rev. Lucius C. Clark. Sermon by Rev. Joseph M. M. Gray. 8 p. m. McKendree M. E. Church, Massachusetts avenue, near Ninth street, Rev. L.' Morgan Chambers. "The Man Without a Church." 8 p. m. Trinity M. E. Church, Pennsylvania avenue and Fifth street south cast, Rev. J. Phelps Hand. Musical service, at 7:30 p. m. St. Paul's M. E. Church, South. Second and S street northwest, Rev. D. L. Blakemore. "From Principles to Pinnacles." 8 p. m. Ingram Memorial Congregational Church, Tenth Btreet and Massa chusetts avenue northeast, Rev. L. E. Purdum. "Life and Wor ship in the Early Christian Roman Empire." 8 p. m. Luther Place Memorial Church, Rev. Henry Anstadt. "The Man Among Men," 8 p. m. Eckington Presbyterian Church, North Capitol, Florida avenue and O street, Rev. H. E. Brundage. "Fine People But That Fly." 7:5 p. m. Westminster Memorial Presbyterian Church, Seventh street south west, Rev. T. E. Davis. "Women of the Orient." 7:45 p. m. Washington Heights Presbyterian Church, Columbia and Kalorama roads, Rev. John C. Palmer. "The Light of the World." 7:45 p. m. Metropolitan Presbyterian Church, Fourth and B streets southeast, Rev. Paul R. Hickok. "Some Results of Preaching." 7:45 p. m. Northminster Presbyterian Church, Eleventh street and Rhode Island avenue, Rev. S. A. Bower. "Women of the Orient." :45 p. m. Metropolitan Baptist Church, Sixth and A streets northeast, Rev. John Compton Ball. "Better Than the Super-Man." 7:45 p. m. Immanuel Baptist Church, Sixteenth street and Columbia road, Rev. Gove Griffith Johnson. "Seven Other Devils Or the Danger of Half-way Reform." 7:45 p. m. Maryland Avenue Baptist Church, Fourteenth street and Maryland avenue, Rev. Harry J. Goodwin. "A Funeral." 7:30 p. m. Kendall Baptist Church, Ninth street southwest, Rev. S. Dunlop. "The Meaning of Baptism." 7:30 p.m. Temple Baptist Church, Tenth and N streets, Rev. J. J. Muir. "The Veil Rent." 7:45 p. m. Grace Episcopal Church, Wisconsin avenue and South street, Rev. George W. Atkinson, jr. Sermon at 7:30 p. in. St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Eleventh and H streets northwest, Rev. John T. Huddle. Evening with the choir. 8 p. m. United Brethren Memorial Church, North Capitol and R streets, Rev. Charles E. Fultz. Illustrated lecture, "The Flood." 7:30 p. m. Spiritual Temple Society, 419 Tenth street northwest. Lecture by Alfred H. Terry on "Soul Consciousness." 8 p. m. Theosophic Hall, 1216 II street northwest, Dr. George H. Wright, lec ture on "A Christian Thcosophist." 8 p. m. concentrated, with penny-pursu ng In tensity, on books, involres. bill and receipts, when a commltteo ot tour members of the city council. Including the mayor, entered with much pomp and ceremonv. .... In deference to his official capacity. Mr. llovler and Mr. Kerr and Mr Scnr. plnn allowed Major Hawbrry to take ui. a position about two feclln front of them, and ,ln eolomn array, mua neid foimally nctoas their left wrists, they awaltid the attention ot tho uo prletor Mr Closby came forward wth scant graclousncss. "Well?" he demanded peremptorily Tho mayor cleared his throat "we represent Bpanglervlllo. the people, and tho city council," he began sonor oiisl, and looked back at his follow, ers to see If they were properb sup porting him. Ills ee was attracted immediately to one of the show wln- OOWS, However, aKauini nm ,.i,c ui which was flatlv pressed tho nose of a face otherwise entirely concealed by a radiating pink beard of the most In flammatory anarchistic type. Need- ,. ... ...... .ha, lun. .LAB TVIbUIa It'nn lu pa,i ,.- ,v .. .h,w Daw's! "Very well," responded Mr. Closby, his ga?o also roving to the face In the window, each ev e of which at thut moment, successively winked shut "It has come to the eara of tho cltv OLD-TIME COLD . CURE-DRINK TEA! Get a small package of Hamburg Breast Tea, or as the German folks call It. "Hamburger Brust Thee," at any pharmacy Take a tsblespoonful of the tea, put a cup of boiling water upon It, pour through a sieve, and drink a tea cup full at any time. It Is the .nost ef fective way to break a cold and cure crip, as It opens the pores, relieving congestion Also loosens the bowels, thus breaking a cold at once It Is Inexpensive and entirely veget able, therefor hatmless.-AdvL in tbe (Ubutcbes council that vou have found the city water of use. necessity, and profit In an art manufactured known as dialed Inlay Is this allegation true? "It has also come to the ears of this body," went on the mayor, "that jou have made over forty thousand dol lars from thla patent. In less than lhr., enr- an, I l,n ........... ...... . .... , . ...... inn, jju in innuiK ill, from It, over twentv.flve thousand dol- am )r, is mis allegation true: "I refuse to answer" "Vou don't need to'" retorted the mavor warmly t'Tho cltv council has absolute proof!" It was almost Im possible not to look again ut that show. win. Inw Hilt lla. am C.i. K..M accomplished It, and gaxed stonllv out ...iwucii ii ijnuiv uoor at me nign board fenco. "Now, the city council, which only wants Its rights. .Mr Clos by. has decided on this If will tako over the manufacture of sour (Haled Inlay, make It a municipal enterprise, chaarge vou nothltvj? for the ue of our valuable resource, and paj ou a fair and teasonable royalty on the output. The question before ns. for dlsPSNslonn t A Anil frlif1lv nriTiiiii.nr Is" "What Is the least rnvsltv thm w II' satisfy vou'"' A fond light kindled In Henry Cln by'a eyes "I have been waiting for this happy moment," he gaily Informed them (Continued Tomorrow.) Also Agents for Kryptolc Invisible Bifocals Torle 1'rlccMi Wtaerleal. 73c each. Cylinder. SI..MI each. Sph.-Crl., a 1.7 3 parr.. 1-3 off on opullsfs prescriptions. Adolph Kahn, 935 F St N. W.