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J7 F -t . ' -v-?ro?a8IWWT 14 THE WASHINGTON TIMES, SUNDAY, MARCH 26,' 1916. "I'! JEAN ELIOT TELLS OF WENT SOCIETY Events of; Past ' and Coming Week Described in Gossipy Letter. (Continued from Sixth Page.) for 'contrast, and on leaving allppd on a KOTKou.wrap of sapphire "blue, bro caded with silver and chinchilla trim med. StokowBki a Marvel. Ab for Mr. StokoWskt, why. the man looks Ilko a perfect boy close upl Ana when I think of tho way he handles that srent orchestra and the marvels he accomplishes, it makes me Kasp. Haiti Miss Wilson to him: "You almost made me cry this afternoon," and I felt like making the same confeslon myself. -- Mrs. Btokowskl Olga Samaroff has the whitest and prettiest teeth I ever saw, and her face Is charming and In teresting, although she isn't a beauty. Her long, trailing gown of white had for sole adornment a flowing- crimson scarf caught at the breast with a clus ter of white camellas, Thrico a Bridesmaid. It's a brave girl that dares defy the. old.' warning, "three times & bridesmaid, never a bride," particularly with the three weddings slated for three consecu tive) 'months! , This tlmo t's Mario 1'eary, wno re fuses lo ho dismayed at .the prospect, ant: calls attention to the fact that one nee ( only be bridesmaid seven times to bre lie the hoodoo. , B t'c started the ball rolling by going up to New York early In KeDruary, to be ittrndnnt' at the. marriage of Helen Ka ilo to Dr. Otto Plckhardt. The two girl t met and becamo chums In Kurppe. ne Tal years ago. ' 1 len camo the marriage of Dorothy tire ok and Henry Holcombe, wlth.nll ita kttendant-festlvltietv and how, I un derhand, Marie Is to bo In tho wedding party, when Doris Drain and Ned Hay are married on Easter Monday. A Provincial Custom. , i can remember teasing Uenevieve Cla k about tho danger sho was rtinnlng In being maid of honor for ; Dorothy Hajvey and Marccllus Thompson her third time only to have her engagement to Jlmmie Thomson announced immedi ately, with no pretence of waiting for the' seventh time. I fhave always thought, by the way, and am not alone in thinking, that Marie and Genevieve are ever so much alike, and the other day I saw In a photog rapher's window a lovely picture of Mrs. Thomson, for which Murlc might equally well have sat. But, to return to our muttons, in New York Marie mildly suggested that tho bridesmaids and ushers pair, oit. for the recessional Instead,, of 'comlhg out. the men two by twuth&'Elj7'twb -by'tWo, aa they went Ici r?n .see. noihlpsf ex traordinary In this procedure; It's the way wo always, work, things here, and neither could Marie, but the bride was positively hurt at' tn'e suggestion. "It would never do." she- said,, "at least in New York, although no doubt it's all right as a provincial custom." Don't you love that' -- , Did you know that she once spent a winter In Washington? This was be foro sho became famous, before sho went abroad to study, long before she was married. She belonged to our modest llttlo Wagner study club, and every onco In a whllo uocd to play for us. Wc all recognized that she stood head and shoulders above the rest of us, but scarcely guessed tho fame she would attain. I see, by tho way, that she is to be the sololtt at tho first con cert of the Philadelphia Orchestra next ceason. - Tuesday Evening Popular. It Is' Interesting to note en passant liow popular Tuesday evening has be come with dinner-giving hostesses since the selection of that evening for the White House muslcales. This time the Polks had a dinner first for their guests. . Then thero were Mr. and Mrs. Henry HI. George Tucker, who entertained for the Secretary of War. 'Mr. Baker, nnd had tho Secretary of the Navy and (Mrs. Daniels among their guests; they turned up later-and late, of course at the -While House, whllo the Japan ese Ambassador and Viscountess Chin da had a dinner for the Vico President and Mrs. Marshall, who also turned up later and late at the musjcalc. To Sing at White House. A whisper has reached m ear that Maud Fay haa been asked to sing at the White Houso on March 2S. yes, the same Maud Fay who a to sing hero in concert on April 6-hcr recital was postponed from an earlier dato on ac count of Illness and tho same Maud Fay who had such a "succes fou" in Munich. Hhe Is a Calitornla girl, as handsome as ihe Is talented, and since her return frohi abroad sho has given two or three concerts In San Francisco, where sho rneti with an enthusiastic reception. Thi n came her debut In New York as Sle, rllndo In "Die Walkure." T ia critics were kind to Miss Kay, glv ng her voice duo mead of praise and uniting In acclaiming her beauty and her very prepossessing Mage presence. "New York may have listened to Blcg ltno's. whose vocal equipment was of more heroic outline," one of them Bald, out it nas never witnessed a more ma jnetle Impersonation of the part." " ler voice i lovely and well trained In he Wagnorian style," said another but! or all this we're to have a chance to 'Judge foi ourselves. Eustis To Be at Piano. Tp Woshlngtonlans the recital haa double Interest from the fact that Mrs. George Auslls Is to he at tho piano, bhe and Miss Fay are old friends they saw a great deal of each other In Munich and" the singer has a wide acquaintance in Washington, Bhe la a cloo friend of Senator Pne Ian and his r later; Indrcd, I think aha is to stay With them during her visit tiere, and they have taken two hoxes lor the concert. The 'President and .Mrs. Wilson aro also among the box holders, likewise , the Oerman ambassador and Mr. and Mrs. Eldrldge Jordan. Altogether It would seem that the recital will be an event qf social at well aa musical im portance. A little bird tells me, by the way, that Mia Fay is the original or the heroine or Gertrude Atherton'a "Tower or Ivory." Tho scene Is laid In Munich, you know, and In Munich the talented sfnger hold an enviable position. Hhe sang at the Royal Opera for sev eral years, was In high favor at court, and on very friendly terma with the royalties. Miss Fay also appeared with great success In London at Covent Gar den. Brilliant Girl to Wed. A man once -said to me: "May Power ta one of tho live or six girls In Wash ington who have any brains" this apropos or her engagement to William Tupper I.lghtle, of tho navy, which was announced yesterday. I refuse to subscribe to any such statement, but nevertheless. It Is true that May Is an unusually brilliant girl. Sho. was educated abroad and Is a clever and cultivated linguist. Move over, she thinks, and there are soma girls who aro too busy dancing ,to find time for such an occupation. For navy people It Is naturally difficult to plan ahead, but It looks now as though Mr. Llghtlo would be stationed here for another year, and May's friends are de lighted. , And another engagement, Etolse Orme's to Thomas Adams Robinson, of Haverford. Pa. Susan, fiuran, att our friends are getting married and It's time you and I were doing something about It. With this and my love, I'll bring my letter to a cloae. Yours fondly, JBAJJ SHOT. New Toilet Preparations . For Washington Women -i i .Quite nT' to Washington women are the melhqrts and means for the en hancement of personal appearance .which are being offered by MIsaMano Garland, who has located with 'Mrs, Darr, at ittO Connecticut avenue, Mints Garland, .who Is an Kngllihwom an, has recently c,ome to thiscity from London, and has made available for Washington women entirely new ISuro penn methods of treatment for tho akin and muscles. She has also made available- her own special formulae for toilet urtlcles which. furnUhed under her own brand or "Jane Garland Preparations," are not purchasable elsewhere. With the Local Musicians Tho Kubliifleln Club, with Hem don Morsell directing, and Arthur D. Mayo, a'comranlst, will give Its next concert on Wednesday even ing In the ballroom of the Raleigh. The assisting; artists villi he George Postal, the American lyric tenor, and Sciplono Guldi. a noted Italian violinist. Mr. Dtstal will sing the arln. "DeseiJto In terra" (Don Se Imstiano), Donizetti, nnd a group Including "The Wind and the Lvre, ' "Ware; "April." Klorldla; "Look Down, Dear Kyes." Fischer, "Lilte," Speaks, and "All Joy Bo Thine," Sanderson. Slgnor Guldl will r.lay Bazzlnl'x "Ronde des Lutlns," and Fritz Krelsler's "Caprice Vlennols,' nnd "Tanibourln Clilnols." The club will open its program with "Our Greeting," by the director of the club, una present for the flrst time "Andaluslan Love Sons'." Hor man, "In the Boat," Herman: "Sweet and Low," Matthews: "Amarjllis.'' arranged by Eklmund Parlow, "At Twlirht." Friml, and "Roses In Madrid." Rransombe. Tho club will celebrate Its eighth anni versary with an Informal dance Im mediately following the concert. Music at St. Paul's Lutheran. The following musical program will bo presented at St. Paul's Luth eran Church, Eleventh and H .streets, this evening at 8 o'clock: "O, Lord, Remember Me," itoma; "Tho Lost Chord," Sullivan: "Legende," Tschalkowskl; "I Will Give You Rest.'! West, and "This I know," Cutter. In the first arid last numbers. Mrs. Julian Brylawskl will sing the Incl dental solos. The organ numbers will Include "Evensong," Wedor; "Hymn Ce leste." Grey; "Marche Celebre," Lochner. Members of the choir are Mrs. Bertha Hansen Gottsman. Mr. Julian Brylawskl, Leroy Glider, ond Charles F. Roberts, with Mrs. Wil liam Hamilton Bayly at the organ.- At n entertainment at the Home for the Blind, 3050 R street. Wed nesday evening, Miss Vera Hambly. the young Canadian soprano, sang "Think ot Me Sometimes," an Eng lish song quite new to Washing tonlans. Other numbers on Miss Hambly's program were,: "Entreaty." "Perfect Day. "Mv Drowsy Babe," "Land of Nod." "Somewhere a Voice la Call ing." and "It's Jest Her Way." Miss Nancy Barbee, or Kentucky, gave several dialect selections. Choral Society Concert. The Motet Choral Society, directed by ctto T. Simon, will give the final concert of Its seventh season on the evening or April 5 at Memorial Con tinental Hall. The organization wilt have the as sistance or a piano -and string trio, composed or Lenore Baker, p'ano; Samuel Kornian, violin, and Richard Lorleberg, cello. Mrs. Otto T. Simon and George H. Wilson will be the accompanists. A musical was given at tho Home Club last Mondav evening, the ar tists belntr Mrs. Hugh A. Brown, so prano: Mlse Nan Field, contralto: Mrs. James J. Loving, pianist: Paul JCoester. vlollnretllst, and Mrs. E. Bruce Smith, Mrs. Grace Dufour Rrown, George Wilson, and Howard T. Wood, accompanists. Sacred Concert Today. At the Scottish Rite Temple this afternoon, at 5 o'clock, the triple quartet or the Church of the Cove nant, under the dtreotlon or Sydney Lloyd Wrlghtson. with Harvey Mur ray at the organ, will give tho fol lowing sacred program before the members of the Senate and tne House of Representatives: Organ prelude, "Romance," Lemare; "trun or My Soul, Thou Saviour, Dear," Kullard; "Cast Thy Bread Upon the Waters," Blschoff; "Blessed Jeau, Fount of Mercy," (Stabat Mater), Dvorak; "Ninety-first I Halm." Mac Dermldj "The Earth Is tho Lord's," Rogers; "Hsfore the Crucifix," La Forge; "Yea, Though T Walk Through the Valley,'1 Stevenson? organ postlude, "March Mllltaire," Schubert-Rest. Mlsi Allela-Uanon, pianist, played on Wednesday evening at the meet ing of the Peabody Club. New members wrere received during the business meeting. Miss Marie Mauser haa charge or the program for the meeting on April 11 . THE STRANGE CASE OF MARY PAGE By FREDERICK LEWIS, Author of "What Happened to Mary" Pictures by Essanay Synopsis of the Preceding Chaptets. Mary Pate, actrew. Is aecu.cd of Ihj murder of Uavld rollock and Is detsnded by hr lavci". Thlllp JLangdon. Fetlock was Intoiieattd. At Mary's trial fh ad mlts h had the revolver. Iter maid tee tines that Mary threatened Pollock with It preTlouely. and Mary's leading man Impllratei LancdOn. How Mary disap peared from tt scene ot the crime le a myetery. nrandon telle of a etratue hum n.ln ti saw en Marv'a ehouldtr. Further evidence shows that horror of rther evidence , snows tntt norror pi nk products temporary niantty In ry. Ttie defense Is ''repressed pay .ill." Witnesses described Mary1! drink Men niM from ner intoxicated rainer ann nrr father's suicide. Nurae Walton deecrlbes the kidnaping of Marv hy rollock. and Amy nation telle of Mary's MrusuWe to become an actreee. and of Follock's pur suit of her and or another occasion ncn the smell of llauor drove Mery Inranf. There le evidence that Danlele. Mary' maneger. threatened Pollock. Mary filnle on the stand, and asatn goes Inesne when a policeman, offers her whisky. CHAPTEH X. Pollock's Threat. THE green shaded lamp flung a wide pool or mellow light over the scattered papers on the ta ble and brought out boyish glints In Langdon'a dark head as It ay on his folded arms, sunk In Inerrable weariness. All Jhrough the long hours or tho night he had kept his lonely vlgil-now poring over the legal documents on the table, now pacing the floor In a rrenzy or anxiety, or making his way down the echoing corridors to look In with mute sutterlng at the room where Dr. Fos ter and Nurse Walton watched so si lently beside a moaning, twitching fig ure on a narrow prison bed. But when tho scanty 'furniture ot the otflce was gradually emerging from the envelop ing cloak or night Into visible 'ugliness he had at-last sunk Into a doze ot com plete exhaustion. Miss Walton, com ing to the door, an eager message on her lips, turned silently and pityingly away. Some betraying sound reached him. however, and he lirted his head with a start, blinking to And the lamp light paling before the gray of morning. Yawning, he got to' his feet and crossed to the window. He flung It wide and drew in great breaths or the chill air. A heavy fog was wrapping the city In dense gray waves, and from the river came the minor monotony of warning whistles. Dreary as It was, his heart lightened; for after alt. It was morning, and he was still young enough to ,feel that nothing can be quite so bad In the day as It Is In the shadows or the night. ' For the rirst time alnce Mary's at tack or madness In the court room he realized fully how tremendous an as set the tragedy was to the defenie. and In spite of his grief, as a lover, over her suffering, the lawyer In him ex ulted In the episode which cemented Into place the cornerstone of his case. The thought or this lent a hint of buoyancy to his tired body as he made another trip to the cell where, at Dr. Foster's orders, they had carried Mary, still screaming with rrenzy. Rut it was the lover rather than the lawyer who had surged uppermost by the time he reached the door, and all thoughts or the trial were submerged in an overwheenlng anxiety and pity for the slender girl who was paying so heavy a price for her father's sin of drunk enness. Mary herself waa sleeping soundly when he glanced Into the cell, and Dr. Foster was on his feet, frankly stretch ing, while Miss Walton was bathing her tired eyes at the basin in the corner. Both greeted him with a smile, and, answering the question In his eyes rather than the one ho huskily whisper ed with his lips. Dr. Foster said: "She will bo all right now. 8he woke, conscious. Just after your last visit and Is now sleeping soundly. There's noth ing to worry about at least, not Just at present " "Thank God!" Langdon's voice broke on the words, and Dr. Foster put out his hand and patted the shoulder or the younger man reassuringly, saying: "we all say that, but you'd better go get some rest now; you look done up.'' "Oh. I'm all right." said Langdon. "But. doctor, la she Is It going to be Sosslble to go on with this trial Can lary bear It?" "I think so." The answer came slow ly. "Of course yesterday's scene waa bad, very bad. But you must realize J um iiivi nu.b.i -.. .. ..no I'm. it due to the whisky thrust upon her, waa only to some extent brought about by the fact that the liquor was handed her at a time when she was hysterical and had been re-enacting events that kopt her earlier experiences constantly In her mind Given healthy surroundings and happiness, I wouldn t worry about attacks In the future. But It's a fine re flection upon an American rty." he con tinued harshly, drawing Langdon out Into the hall so as not to wake Mary. "A fine thing when It Is Impossible to keep ONK woman rrom the sight of drunken men and the smell or liquor." Langdon nodded absently, ror his heart was echoing the earlier words or the great alienist: "Given healthy sur roundings and happiness I wouldn't worry about attacks In the ruture," and he was vowing to himself that, cost what It 'mltrht.he would yet win free dom and happiness for her. . He had not dared hoDe that ahe would bo well enough ror the trlnl to continue for some davs at least, but when she woke a few hours later she vowed she waa perfectly ahle to ,to Into court oven then. And so. no more than an hour late, tho croccedlngs wore continued. That hour hod seemed a very short time to Mary and to Langdon. but It was a very long one to the cxcltaJ spectators who crowded the rooms to the doors- whispering excited reminis cences of the day before. Whatever doubts had lingered In the minds of the public as to the veracltv and the strength or tho defense built up bv Lanardon had been shattered nt ont blow. For Mary, as everyone said, might Indeed hno been actress cnouh to feign madnen at the sight or the drunken policeman, hut she could not have feigned that sreat bruise on her shoulder. The shadow of the grlpnlnar hand with those livid scars beneath It told mutely of how the cruel fingers hat' torn Into the tender nah. The newspaper bearing Dr. Foster's article on "Repressed Psvchosls" whleh the. district attorney had so sarcastic ally Introduced as evidence had beon pored over by every Juryman, and from coast to coast the dramatic story of the scene In court was the one sublect at tho breakfast tables of rich and poor alike. It seemed Incredible to those who had watched the trcnzled. screamlmt wo man carried out the day beroro that ho could eve regain her sanity. When she came In, vrv pale, very wan. hut soronelv calm and smiling, nothing hut the rear or being shut out rrum the nnol scenes or the great drama kept the crowdB from wild annlamo Tho prosecutor alone did nnt lnrv -t her. He felt at that moment almost as ii no iiihch ner wun personal vlndlc theness. For he. too. had hH an nii, night vigil, seeking somn ruin nr lor.i technicality that would keep tho events of tho day before out of the records oi inc case, no Knew only too well thdt any Jury, having seen Mary a seizure, would be readily Convinced that she might have suffered In the tame fashion on tho night wnea David Pollock. was killed, aiid that If they were convinced of that, proving Mary's guilt was going to be the hardest etrug glo he had ever known. He was savage with weariness and doubly angry be cause try as he would) ho could not nimselt shake off the tenacious mem ory of that white, shrinking shoulder wun us dreaa scars marrintr tnn nesn. In conaenuence the onenlnir hours of court wero marked by a series of bitter wrangles during which evon hla honor lost his temper, and restlessness of the spectators became 'open disorder. Rut for all his acidity of wit nnd skill at argument It waa a 16slng fight that the district attorney waged. He was conscious or that himself. Therefore It camo as no surprise when It was at ait orougnt summarily to an ena ny the Judge, who ordered tho testimony of the policeman as to Mary's madness entered as evidence. With n long breath ot relief, Iangdon turned back toward hla seat, suddenly becoming conscious that ho was hold ing a crumpled scrap or paper which the bailiff had thrust 'Into his hand some moments before. 'Ho remembered now that ihe court officer had said something When he gavo it to him, but he hadn't caught tho words, and It was with entire Indifference that he opened the noto and read the hastily scrawled Nvords. But at sight of them Indiffer ence gave place to cxoltement. Crump ling the paper up In his hand, ho Jurned sharply to the bailiff, "Calf George Hrennanl" he said, and there was triumph In his tones. Hiennan was the same clean-cut young detective who had told of tho disappearance or Daniels, and the nrst question asked him revealed What had been In tho note. .. , . "Mr. Brennan, I have just received a message which says , that yuhByo round Mr. Daniels, Will you tell tho court, please, tho circumstances ot tho finding of the missing wanT" "Well. It wasn't exactly a case of finding' him." said tho, 'detective, with a smile. 'You see he lust came homel I was hanging around j the apartment house In oase any one brought a mes sage to Mrs. Daniels 'when I saw him come Into, th vestibule. Ho had a three days' growth of Ward on Ma rac and his clothes wereall mussed up as If, he'd Men sleepini ,tn them. He looked Ilko a.-nurn after a three 'days' Jag, bur I had no trouble recognizing him." - , , "Did he seem excited or anxious to get Into the building without being en" ' . .i. "No. 'He moved slowly, as if he was dazed. He hesitated quite a while be fore he rang tne. hell ot his apart ment, but as soon, as he'd pushed It he got Impatient,' and kept calling. Hcllol' up the speaking tube, and when some one answered ho said Open the door quick!' It's Tnt-your rather.' When the latch, clicked he wept In, but he made no effort te Iose the door after him. so I foltowed. Both Mrs. Daniels nnd the daughter were In tho doorway of the apartment to meet him, and while they (were ktssjng nnd hug ging him I walked In." "Did Daniels seem startled at the sight of you?" - "No He seemed sort of alupld as ir he was sleepy, hut when Mrs. Daniels told him I was a detective and that he was wanted as a witness In tho Page trial he woke up rast enough and got verv excited. He said .ho had nothing to tell and wouldn't accept service or any subponea. 'I don't know anything.' he kept saying, and when T asked him where ho had been he said he'd been on a little spree to forget his business troubles." . ... "Did you t'H him ho ."would have to appear In court?" Yes. BUI 11 wasn i wnai "iu about the law. but what his wife sa d that seemed to convince him. Sue-told him she had every faith In him. and tht what he had to tell wouldn't do any arm. and for him to go. Ho lie said he would It I'd give him time to wash up." ... . ... "Is Mr. Daniels ml court now? "Yes. sir. He Is In the. witness room. A stir of excitement swept through the room, but deepened to an ominous whisper of suspicion when. Brennan dlsmiesed, the bailiff summoned the former manager of Mary Page. lor Danlsls slunk Into the room with an ashen face and trembling hands. Great beads of sweat stood out visibly on hla forehead, and hla voice" when he took the oath was husky nnd uncertain. If ever guilt was written large upon any man. it waa apparently written upon the crstwhllo Jaunty theatrical mana ger. The Judge, studying him with eyes psychologically keen, wished ho had the full papers of this case before him to learn more of this new witness, ond Inwardly vowed a receiis to study them should the Evidence take any un expected turn. Daniels, hpwevcr. re covered some measure or Bcir-contml under the preliminary questioning und the Covington Theater" with a hint gave niB ai-cuunuv" ?- . "j .. Pnifinrtnn Theater with a hint ot ,, .-. hut Lanrdon'a next Ques tion brought the startled look back Into h 'Vr 'Daniels, you say you knew the derendant well VItt,1yoViir?m' her In 'The Seekers.' Will you tell ut frankly, please. Just what made you select Miss Page for the leading rolo or the new play and what share David Pollock had In your decision? For an Instnnt DanlMa hesitated and cast a rurtlve look at .Mary. Then, clearing his throat, he said with a hint ot brusqueness; "Well. 1 guess It's no secret now. I starred Miss Pafte because Dave Pol lock said he Would put up the money to back the show if I would give hor the ChMary gave an Involuntary gasp ot dismay, and again Daniels shot a. fur tive glance In her direction as Lang don asked: , . "Did Miss Page know of this?" "Of course not, I told her that I had seen hor work In stock and thought Bhe was a Rood actross. It was true enough bo far aa that goes, but her contract was all made out before she and her mother came down to see me." "What agreement did you have with Mr Pollock regarding his attention to "None. That wasn't my business. That was uu to him. All I asked waa fair play, and that he should stick to me even If Miss Pago turned him down. I knew shn didn't Ilka him. and I thought she might, even ir he was backing her. I wanted a written nat ce ment, but he wouldn't give It to tne. Ho Just said he'd do his Bhare. whut cver happened." "Isn't It true that you had a quarrel with Mr. Pollock ns early In your nart nnrshlp as the day Miss Page signed her contract?" "Yes. It's true. Dave was mad be cause you htd been called In bv MIhs Page to look over her contract. Ha said vdu were butting In where Miss Page was concerned, and he wanted me to keen vou away from the thoator." Langdon flushed and frowned. "Please remember, Mr Daniels," he said, harshly, "that you are addressing Cured His RUPTURE I was badly ruptured whlla lifting a trunk several years ago. Doctors said my only hope ot euro was an operation, Trutsoe did me no good, Finally I got hold of something that quickly and completely cured me. Years have pasaed and he rupture hta never re turned, although I am doing hard work as a carpenter. There was no operation, no loet time, no trouble. I have nothing to tell, but will git n full Information about how you may find a complete cure without operation. If you write in me. Kugene M. Fullen, Carpenter. 4St.ll Maruellue Avenue, Manasquan, N, J, Better cut out this nolle and show It to any othere who are rontored-you may save a lite or at least slop the misery of rupture and the worry and danger ot an owratloa. Advt. the court and not me personally. I request, your honor, that the name 'Mr. Langdon' be substituted for tho word 'you.' as ud by, the witness." "Your roquest Is granted." said tho Judge, who was ntlll narrowly studying Daniels. The witness' nervousness was crowing worse, and he was chooelng his words with obvious care. "Was thot first day tlm onlv.tltne ou ond Mrs. Pollock quarreled about tlnal clal auppoit for the plsy in case Miss Page left tho country?" Tho question was uuletly nsked. but pregnant with a meaning that brought the blood Into f "No, tt wasn't," ho snapped. "When I round now ueaa set auss rage was against him, I knew ho wasn't going to win out in that game. I tried to make my position aafc, but ho wouldn't prom ise anything, unless I promised to ar range things so that you I mean Mr. Lapgdon was denied admission to the meaicr. "When did you have the last quarrel on that subject with Mr. Pollock?" "On tho day that "Ihe Beckers' opened. With an abrupt gesture Langdon caught up the sheet of paper on which wun- pasted the torn scraps or the note to Pollock and held It up beroro tho witness. "Mr. Daniels, did you wrlto that let ter, to Mr. Pollock?" "My Godl Where did you get that?" The cry was a confession, but Langdon repeated hla question, and this tlmo Darlela said with sudden sullenness: "Yes, I wrote It." "When?" "Tho day 'The Seekers' opened. There had been a sccno In Miss Page'a dress ing room, and-and I tvas afraid the show would be queered If Pollock didn't let tho girl alone." "Why didn't you finish It?" "Because " Daniels hesitated and moistened his dry 'lips with a nervous tongue, "because I t thought It sounded pretty raw, and I'd better let thlngi go till I saw Dave that night." Again the ominous little murmur that meant suspicion crept through the room, and Daniels shuddered, gripping the sides or his chair to hide tho trenie hlliifr.of his hands as Langdon turned to the stenographer and said quietly: ( "Mr, Wilson, will you be kind enough to turn to the testimony or the bell boy, 'Joe,' ns given yesterday and read It. begjpnlng with tho words, 'was there anyone In the hallway 'when you looked back? V There was n, Might rustling of pa pers when the clenr voice or the ste nographer rang out "Question Was there anyone In the hallway when you looked back? An swer Yss. The rat man who had been ut the banquet, tho ono they called Mr Daniels. ' Question- What was he dblng? Answer: He was Mandlng close to the door or the gray suite with his car against It, as ir he was listening." "That will do, Mr. Wilson Now will you please turn to the testimony or Randall Williams, and read the teat! thony beginning with the words, here were you when you heard tha shotr " "Question: Where were you when yon heard the shot? Answer Junt outsldo the door or the banquet room. Question What did you do'.' Answer I ran down the hall In the direction rrom which the sound came. Question' Did you meet anyone? Answer Yes. I ran bang Into Daniels at the corner where the corridor turned. I nearly upset hfm. J gueas, for he caught at my arm and held on as If to steady himself. Question- " "That will do. thank you." cried langdon sharply. "And now. Mr. Danlele. will you tell u what you did when you overheard tho voices ing in me gray suite and why you of .Mies Page and Mr. Pollock tnlk wf.re so agitated when you met Mr. W Hi lama?" "Because." Ihe voire of the man ager rose to a sudden stream, "bo rauM I thought he had killed them both as he had threatened to do!" In an Instant the proeecutor was on tils feet, but, qutek as he wk. Ihe Judge waa quicker The unexpected turn HAD come In the evidence, and his honor briefly announced a thlrty mlnute recess. Had IIK been the stage mannger. rather than Danlele. he could not have chosen n more dramtolc moment to bring the testimony lo Us tempor ary eloe. And. whllo the recess was n welcome one to Langdon, since It gnve him the opportunity to plan hln questioning nlong definite lines, nnd a so came as a relief to the witness himself, the murmurs of disappoint ment throughout tho room almost reached open Invertlve. Every man and woman among tho spectators was keved to the highest tension by the swiftly moving events, and to drop from theee heights to tho r fitness of mere waiting strained pn tlence to the breaking point. Tho scrap ing of chairs along the floor, the shur fllng or reet. the wnves or shrill whis pering question and comment all the sounds or restless humanity replaced tho tense silence which had gone be foreand when nt Inst the clock had ticked out ItH slow half hour and the hallff brought Daniel's back to the wit ness stand there was nn audible sigh of relief from the spectators thnt under any othnr circumstances would hno won a laugh from Lnngdon. Nov., however, he was too Inlont upon the possibilities that Iny behind Dnn lels' startling statement to ho even conscious of the amlloncn that was watching with such avid curiosity tho enactemnt of this drama. He wna more thnn thankful tc the Judge whoso hasty recess liad momentarily stopped tho protest from tho prosecutor, nnd It wns with a rush of relief thnt he saw tho latter take his sent when court re opened and realized that, ntter all. Dan iels' statement was to pries without a legal wrangle. It made his first ques tion an enpy one. 'Mr, Daniels, you say thnt you had heard Mr. Pollock threaten to kill tho derendant and hlmseir. Will you Ml tho court when that threat was made and to whom?" "It was made to tne, on nn occasion when T almost became an unwitting ac complice In a murder, during tho ro hearsals or "The Peckers'." "Whose murder?" "Mr. Langdon's." . .... A startled sch caught nt Marv'a throat at the words, nnd. lifting her head, she looked at Langdon with such an expression In her eves tint for a moment ho forgot the court, the ludge and the witness on tho nland. and knew only, with n blinding rush nf Joy, that whatever happened she loved him. The House Electric L'lintlinm Court, 1731 Columbia Road. Exhibit of Electrical Appliances and practical demonrtratlons of the use of Kleotrlclty In Cooking, Ironing, Cleaning, Ulc. 1 to 10 P. M. Dally nnd Sunday Until April 20. Music Every Kvenlng. Admission Free. DANCING MISS CHAPPELEAR. 131! QUE ST N W, rilONK NORTH 63t. ! HARTLEY. 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Tho pioUcllve maternal Instinct that Is always ho ical kcyatono or a worn an'a detper love enmo to the fore for tho drst time nnd wns followed bv a swift florce gladness that David Pol lock was dead! Whatever the tragedy and the nurturing that enmeshed her. at least Philip was safe," and at the thought all the fear and the horror of tho law left her, and she drew a'Mong, nappy breath that was almost a mute paean of gladness that it was she who could pay for hie safety. Langdon 'himself waa equally shaken by tho wonderful llttlo Interlude that had come like a streak of sunshine through tho dreary gloom of the court t-rent. but those atout him attributed the unstadinrss of his voice to oxclte ment, und only Mary guessed the real reason and Hushed rosily under hor own thoughts. "Mr. Daniels,'' Langdon waa asking In that atranre, duked voice, "will you please tell the court the clrcumstanccn or the the attempt upon my life?" "I didn't know It wns, you know," protested Daniels. "I understo.d It was Just to be a kidnaping to to get you Mr. landon, 1 mean out of the way tlllinfter tho rtienlng of The Seekers." "You se.y Mist a Vldnaplng.' Mr Din lels,' broke In tho Jude harshly. "fJld you not know that the law doej not consider 'kidnaping' n, light offensa?" "Yes, I know." Daniels' voice was liutkv and uncertain. "I know, but all I had waa Invested In this new play, nnd If Davo Pollok had pulled out then. I'd had lost it all and-I've got a wire and daughter. I dln't think any harm would come to Mr. Lang don: In fact. Mr. Pollock promised It wouldn't, or I'd never have let that man Shale take the watchman's place." "When waa that?" "During the rehearsals, as I said. Dave came to me and said that Philip Langdon was butting In too much, that he was upsetting Miss Paue. and mak ing trouble mfor hlm-that Is Pollock nnd he wanted him out of the way. Then 1)6 said he had a plan to kldniu Langdon nnd take him out to the coun try till Bfter tho opening or the plav. At first 1 wouldn't listen, but Anally I did. it sounded simple enough. I wns to send ror Langdon late that night supposedly to nsk him something about tho Pace contract. In the mean tlmo we were to drug the watchman and let Shnlo Pollock'a Jackal, they call him. you know take his place. Then when Mr. Langdon waa leaving the watchman wns to nab him and cairy him out to a waiting automobile and cart him off." "Were these plans carried out?" "No. That Is. not the latter part It wns then that I round out about tho at tempt at murder." "Will vou tell the court in detail Just what happened on that nleht?" "Well. I -1 sent tor Mr. l-angdon. said Daniels nervously, "and he cam. In the meantime we had given the reg ular watchman knockout drops and left hltn In a corner of the balcony, and Shale took his place. When Mr. Lang don was leaving I called this supposed watchman and. acting on Dave's In structions, told him to show Mr. Lang Idon out bv the stage door. But I tell (you" his voice rose suddenly to a hlgn. shrill note of hysterical emphasis "I tell you I knew nothing of that open trap door In the stage. I thought he was going to lake him right out of the theater. And when I heard Mr. Lang don's cry I I wus too horrified to move for a minute. Then I rushed down nnd turned on tho stage lights." "Will you tell us what vou saw?" "I saw Mr. Langdon hanging to the edge of an open trap that led down some thirty feet to the cement cellar below, and Shale standing to ono side', with a blackjack In hla hand. I thought lie was going to ntt Langdon. and I snatched It away from him and dragged Langdon back upon the stage. Tho crv flrst words he said made me realize he didn't know the real reason or that open trap, so I hid the blackjack behind me and took Mr. Langdon to the door myseir nnd saw him safely away." "Did you see Mr. Pollock again that night?" "Yes. When I got back to the stage I found him thero denouncing Shale for having failed to do his part, and when I nsked him If he had meant murder, he aald, 'Yes! I meant to have him killed through an apparent accident. What Is more. I tell you here nnd now, that I'll kill Mary Page and I'll kill myself, before Langdon shall win her!' That'a what Dave Pol lock sold, and that's what I thought he had done hatt night. I SWEAR I didn't go Into that room! But I heard them quarrel, and I heard the scream and the shot. And I thought he'd done It-and I ran away, In ahecr horror that's nil' My God! Tou must be lieve me. It's true that I quarreled with Dave rollock, not once, but many times. It's true that he didn't play fair with mo, but can't you see that I had everything to lose and nothing to gain by his death' It's meant ruin to mo and ruin to my wife nnd little girl." Ills voice broke pitifully over the last words. Leaning forward, he burled his face In his haklng hands, waiting for the next nuestion. But It didn't come. That tragic outburst had carried con viction, not merely to Langdon but to every one In tho room, and whatever shadows of suspicion had hung over Mr Daniels faded before the pitiful but Indubitable veracity or his story. Tho mystery, ir mystery It was, of David Pollock's death was still as Impenetra ble, and the cords of the law that for PHOTOPLAYS Hippodrome Theater 9th and K Sts. N. W. TODAY The nine Olid Photo Players Present Helen Ware In n Most Sensational Drama it Secret Love: 99 In H Bis Acta Mado bv the same company that Produced "Undlno" J Other Clrent Features 3 COMING MO!PAV "Live Wires and Love Sparks," Featuring Billie Ritchie. EXCURSIONS OLD POINT COMFORT NORFOLK. VA. SOUTHERN WINTER RESORTS Special Touia To Famous 'Hotel CharuberllB Dally Service Modern Steel Steamers City Ticket Of flee. 731 Kith St. N, V. (Woodward llutldlnst NORFOLK WASHINGTON TBAMBOAT CO. a time scenvd to be loosening from about Mary page, had tightened again. But to Mary and Langdon that tes timony or tho managor had brought something that lor the time at 'least seemed greater than the taw an under standing of Mary's heart, vision ot what might yet bo if froedom could be won Xqr her. It was a stra'ige moment for a great lovo to find, expiessloti, Hnua strung story which had wukencd It, and, while Langdon felt deep In his heart that no words were needed after that glance of Mary's ho could not forbear lolloning her to her cell when court had ad journed. She glanced up at him with sudden shyness when ho camo in and her hands wont out wavcrlngly, but whethor to hold Mm off or to cling she could not liurselt havu told. Langdon had no dobuts, however, and caught them close in his wurm grasp and drew her to him In a sllenco moro elo quent than words. Then, stooping till his cheek lay against her hair, he wliU P red unsteadily: "Mary, when Eanlcls told of Dave Pollock a attempt on my lite, your eyes said sometblnrr to me that they have never said terore. Did you mean It, dear?" Then, as she clung to nlm mutely, he laughed softly and added: "I know you did. You can nuvdr deny it new, my darling, nnd when all this Is over, 1 am Kolng to ask you a question and and make you put Into wcrds what your oyea told me today. May 1. Mary?" For an Instant sho. swayed sgmfhst him, her head burled In his shoulder, then with a sad little soli she drew back. 'That's- all such a long, long way In the future, Phil." she said wearily "oh, let's not even think of it. . There are so many things In IVv-een." "Dear!" he cried In sudden rdtr, and would have taken hor In his arm again, hut sho shook her head and turned away, saying unsteadily: "I I think you'd belter go now, please, Phil! I'm ao tired." 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