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Marathon Mystery
^/l Story of Manhattan
Author of "The Holladay Case"
"Well?" nskotl Ilofie'ilmwcr iinpsi
ticuUy, after a moment.
1 irysilitlo took down hN Imiul and
.sletulted himself JILV: IIS I the lutoU of
li.s cliitir.
"I have nothii:: io :y," bo mur
mured 1IO !V.-5'.'!V. S:
"Io ou persist in f'at decision V"
asked the coroner shandy.
"I certainly do."
'"I hen." said Ilelfelhower. rising in
his (urn, "in t'e name of t'o law*.
shall 1 ii 1" to arrest yon. Please finish
your dressing."
iJrysdale was ready 111 a few mo
ments. ami the lit lie party passed on!
into the hall.
Suddenly from the farther end came
tlio swish of skirls, and Craee Croydon
appeared, radiant as the new day.
She paused in astonishment as she saw
the jrrotip. Then f:!ie came forward.
Her eyes went anxiously front faco t:
"What is it, Itichard?" she asked.
"What has happened'
Pelroy laujrlied a mirthless lan.^li.
"Enough an:.l to spare," he :uisv.-ere:l.
"They're arresting .lack, here, for mur
"For murder! Oh. why did you Kill
hiniV she crie.l. turnin ,' upon her
l.ner. *'"\VJiy did you nut wait"—
"Kill hint:" echoed Dolroy. "Hut fie
didn't, (Iraee! Ilow cnu you think such
a tiling'' lie could clear himself by
telling where ho was last ni^ht, aud lu
l'eiuses to.ilo it. Maybe he'll tell you."
She turned her searching,' eyes to her
lover's lace.
"Where were you last night, .lack?"
she asked. "You'll tell me. won't y« i?"
"Tell youV" he sneered, his eyes
blazim with savajrc anger. "Where
was IV You ask me that?"
And with a gesture of fierce con
tempt lie went 011 down the stair.
was not until the Sunday
evening followin: Tremaine's
departure that I found my
self alone with Cecily and in
a position .to beidn that conversation
from which 1 hoped SJ much.
She had arrayed herself in the same
garments she had worn the lirst .-. ht
I had met her—the sorjreous cistuine
of the belie alTrancliie, iit which she
was most at home—but 1 had grown
more accustomed to her and sat down
near her without any great bcdaszlc
nieut. She was lying ou the coueli en
gaged in rolling cigarettes with re
markable skill and celerity and had
quite a pile 011 the taboret beside licr.
I sat and watched the supple lingers
and the red, red lips and the dark face
changing with every wave of feeling.
"My friend,'' she said suddenly, turn
ing to ine with Intent gaze, "do you
know where doudoux has gone?"
"No," I answered "ho did not tell
1110. He said only that his business
was calling him away."
"Business! Ohel And you believe
"Why shouldn't I believe it, CecilyV"
"If it were merely business he could
have taken me along. Tambou! He is
growing weary of me I annoy him I
can see it. It was, of course, inevita
ble. Soon lie will lie sending me away.
Oho!" And she stretched ber arms
above lier head with that gesture I
liad seen before. "Ah. well, d'amour,
do rires et d'oublis!" And she laughed,
but I fancied there was a sob beneath
the laughter. "At least I shall be again
at St. Pierre."
Suddenly there came a soft hissing
from the little cage over the radiator.
"All, I must feed Fe Fe she is call
ing me!" she cried, and she sprang up,
-ran to the next room and came back
.•with a little wine in a glass.
I stood and watched her without be
ing greatly Impressed. Fe Fe seemed
very harmless and lethargic—evidently
the climate of New York, even though
mellowed by the radiator, did not
agree with lier.
"Of course Tremaine will gj back
with you," I assured her. 1 was won
dering if she really suspected his in
"No: he will not," she said decidedly.
"But," she added, with an electric
Hash of the eyes, "he may come in
1 lighted another cigarette.
"Wliere did you meet him, Cecily?"
"He came t) St. I'ierre three, four
years ago. lie saw me oue day stand
ing at the door of my house in the
Hue Peysette."
"Do you know where he came
"No it mattered nothing to me."
"He never talked about Ills past?"
"His past? No, 110. What was it
to us? We had a pretty, pretty place
at Fonfl-t'orre. Tambou! I wish I
was there now!"
"You were happy there?"
"Yes—except for the times djudonx
was: in his black spells."
"His black spells?"
"Yes-oh, then every one ran from
him—even I. lie was terrible—raving
and cursing M'seur Johnson."
"Johnson?" 1 repeated, with a sud
den leap of the heart. "Who was he,
"lie was doudoux's zombi," she
answered with conviction, and crossed
,5 "Then he didn't lire at Fond-Corre?"
"At Fond-Corre? Oh, 110! lie was
euiubl—iii the air. In the earth, every­
1 9 O 4 a a
4 S
th V-
where. l'loiuloux would lU!.t: wall
him an hour at a time. Oil, it was ter
I leaned lurk '.n my chair and
watched the smoke 111 my clgaret:-:
circling upward. I remembered th
letter that had been tatvooed on tlia
arm of thr in.in hilled in suit fourteen.
Tremaine had sons:! cause to hale
him—lie luul helped hir... had supplied
liim with whisky, with n:cnoy, throug!i
fear aud n.- timir.gh friendship. To
establish that was to take another step
"J'id he have those Kpells often,
0\x-:!y I a: cd' at last.
"Oh. 110: .sometimes not :'jr month?.
Then, phut, the zombi would charm
"Charm l-ilsn "j-" -v
"Willi a lisile scrap o!" pLr.r-r. yos.
There wor.Kl come a let'or :or,dou::
wouid open if: always in it ih«:\» would
be a iiitl-.-i piece of pan.'r. So.ae'ime.
it h:'d writing on it, sometimes print
ing. as thougli it. had been cut from a
newspaper. Then, timhriu. doudoux's
fare would grow black, he would tear
the paper into little, little bit-s, uttering
curses the nio.s.t terri'de. and we would
ail rnnl"
Clippings from a newspaper! Iiere
was a coincidence. Hut I cudgeled
my brain vainly. I could form no
theory as ti why a clipping should
cause th fits of rage.
The last one. fhough. did not give
him a spell." she added, after a mo
ment. "We were watching the sunset
out across the water when Iodol
brought the letter 1o him. This time it
was printing and writing both. 1 got
up. ready to lice, for I thought that
would be twice as bad. Hut no. lie
sat reading it. and his eye- glistened.
Then lie sent me running tor his hat
and hurried away St. I'ierre. When
he came back he told me that we were
to come at once to New York."
"You have some very pretty jewelry,
Cecily." I said, touching the great
v-i..ch of gold that gleamed at her
»Sii• laughed like a pleased child.
"Yes. Are they not pretty, che? I.et
111c show you." ami. springing from tliu
couch, she ran into her bedroom. I11 a
moment she was back again, a box of
inlaid ebony in her hands.
"See!" she cried, and threw back the
Indeed they were worth seeing, and
it was not wholly to disarm her sus
picions. if she had any, that I linger
ed over them. At last I came to the
piece I wanted.
"Here is a beautiful pin," I said,
"an opal in a circle of diamonds," and
I held it up to the light. "Hut see,
Ceciiy, one of the diamonds is missing.
Have you lost it?"
"Doudoux lost it," she answered,
"lie wore it sometimes as a pin for his
Tunwrapped the Utile brilliant and ap
plied it to the break in the circlc.
scarf. Tambou! I was angry when I
found it gone. You should have heard
"I have a diamond." I said, getting
out my pocket book, "that might do to
replace it. I.et us see if it will lit."
I unwrapped the little brilliant and
applied it to the break in the circle.
Thc:i my heart fell. It was evident in
an instant that it had not come from
there. It was much smaller than the
other stones—differently cut.
"No. it will not do." I stammered at
last. "It is too small." and I returned
it to my pocket. "1 shall have 10 get
you another trinket, Cecily. Good
seamed that my sudden de
parture had offended Cecily
more deeply than I imagined.
for when 1 knocked at her
door next evening she told me curtly
that she was not feeling well and in
tended going early to bed. So I went
back to my room, rather glad of the
chance of an evening to myself.
Besides. Cecilv was a gojd deal liko
?.* ?V-i-• .* -c -«t-.|v. •——i
the nighty tiavorea aisn—to De niny
enjoyed only at intervals. And. too,
there wa 4 only one point as yet unset
tled— where she and Tremaine had been
the night of the murder. That. I foil,
could be cleared up without much dif
ficulty the l'nt time she received me.
which would probably be not l.'.tar than
tomorrow. 1 had 11 premonition that
that line of inquiry, too, would l_'a
lunvhere. thai Cecily would prove by
a word lhat neither she nor Tremaine
had been anywhere near the Marathon
at the hour ol' the crii-. c. In any event
I had plenty lime, aud I cor.I I spend
this evening very prolitahly in weigh
ing and cla'-sii'ying my di.-v veries. in
getting a fr --:h start
As 1 coi
iloor I n.itice.l it
scraped 0:1 the car er. a::d an examina
tion showed mo that the •. -p! had
con 0 I ::Jtl-o sill. 1 sm.-p.' 1 t.
th» e:'! t!:hi and blew ilo vn it.
"1 fell)!"' caiiel up a voioo in a mo
"i that you. ut gins?'*
"This 1 i.e:- !-v. i.'jmj up aflfir
av.h'o. will yo i"\e a lluie-Jo'i up
ho 1 v. ar.t :u to do."
".'11 ri ht. csir.Will h.'.'.f an hour
h. yes! ey time thi eveulnr."
I r. pip'1, tohaeo and matches
a:vl \vn .i ,- .most .":f.):'t-.i!.!-'
chai.'. I \,-as :io 1 -ago:' so Cine-jura red
1 h'd f:o Ki I'm e'reoing ,-ro. 0:1
tie whole, I ..fii.l laym-l'', had pva
1 el in
C'.o haiu l:x'u tighi!.- ahont Tremaine.
::i s'.'e tha:dug it in many places. 1
1 .v.' co: t: inly:
FU-'t.—TU:tt he knew Thompson and
laid lied about it.
i'econd.—That, he apparently hated
Third.—That lie had come to X-.-.v
vk 'a' the snno boat with him and
ha' ly c,: the same erran I.
I'oui'th." That Thomyrou had joined
him as soon as released from jail.
1 paper, I ha.l to admit, the chain
appeared a :o 1 d:nil v. ial:or than 1
had thought it. Thare wen1 many
jraps in-leod, now that I looked at it.
it seemed to consist largely of g-ips.
Objections to the theory of Tremaine's
gr.ill loomed largi'V a a.! iiirg.'-. One
of tin.1 weightiest was Mis Croydon's
attitude toward him. Th it se-aued 11:1
(ixpl.ii'.a'ld". The man lie described
as th murderer wa^.cpiite unlike Tre
'e.aine ia appeara.'.i'-e. Was she. tivi.
el in ii
thai? Above-all. if he were guilty o''
'iucli a crime, wiadd rhe lave i-vise'it
to lus admission to the Delroy faii-
ity? And, again, if she fcare.l liin-.
why mt denounce iiim to the police,
or a.: least threaten to do so? Th.it
would remove him from her path once
and forever.
Thi-s h'.a, quo lion seemed so unan
swerable that 1 'paused to look ai it
again, jr it was evident that one
rc.dly insuperable objection must in
validate the whole theory. Hy the
commission of a crime, especially of
a crime so .se-ious as this one. would
lie not place himself as much in Miss
Croydo .'s power as siie coul.l possibly
be in his? if she wero still iu his
power, then lie had mmitt. I
crime, and if lie had connnitte 1 1:0
crime, why, of course he had r.ot kiile
Tho.mp. 0.1. Hut in that case who hid?
Where ha.l that diamond come from?
I knocked out my pipe and iille 1 i:
again. I felt a god deal as 1 hough 1
was wandering around and around in
a maze, was gelling a little dizzy.
If Tremaine had 110I killed Thomp
son. 1 asked myself again, who had?
Not Mi-is Croydon! To suppose that a
delicately reared girl would smash a
man over the head with a piece of pipe
was to descend to the ridiculous. Yet
if ire had attacked her she might have
nerved herself to do it. Hut Hint was
absurd, too, since admittedly she had
a pistol in her pocket and was not
afraid to use it. Who else, then?
Jimmy the Dude? But he had already
proved an alibi besides, a motive was
Then I thought of Cecily. Could she
have been the assassin? Certainly it
was not impossible. That last savage
act. that shooting of an unconscious
man, fitted in somehow with my esti
mate of her liaracter. She might have
done that. But why should Miss Croy
don seek to shield her? Was it Cecily
who possessed the secret? Y»*as there
some connection between theui? 1 re
membered the other famous case iu
which I had been engaged- must I look
for the same solution here? Was there
a blood relationship between Ce'-iiy
aud Miss Croydon? Clearly such a
thing was possible. 1 even fancied that
one. knowing them both, might be able
to detect a subtle resemblance. 1 do red
my eyes and endeavored to recall th.
features of Miss Croydon's portrait
her face had much in common wil'.
Cecily's. Both were dark, both were
A knock at the door brought me out
of my thoughts. I opened it aud fount,
tile-janitor standing there.
"It's nothing very much. Higgins,"
said, "but 1 thought you'd better f'- it
before it gjt any worse. The carpet
lias come loose here along the door.
Three or four tacks are all it m"'d
lie stopped over the thresh ld and
looked r.t it.
"All right, sir." lie said. "I'll lix it ii.
Ill" morula'. Them fellers what put Hi"
carpet down t'idn't half do their work
I tacked a loose place down over tho'c
by th' wall jest afore you ino\ed in."
"Where w.'.s it?" I ar.ke 1 as cahnl
as I could.
"itlghi here by thi I'.ng! he said,
indicating the 1 lace with his for.t.
think til.: lie I'd better go all around
lb' walls i'monvr."
"Perhaps it would be be I," 1 said
"Than'.: you." Aud I cloned the doov
upon him.
The i:e\t instant I was down on my
hands an I l.uees tearing awry tli car
pet. my blo.al slrglrg iu my can. I
had found them- the clippings it was
re thee mil lie hidden. Hut for
Continued 011 l'ajje 10.
NOVEMBER 29. 1906
Mac Reen Man's Constant Blnlnitay
From Time Immemorial.
Some writer litis said that "The first niiljei
emerging from his savage slate, wiih 110
thought save hunger, plucked the wheat
from the stock, and, using his teelli for 111 il
stones, ground the first grist for a ctislonter
who would not be denied—his Eiotnaeli."
Titus gniuing experience hy test in the fno-.l
litt", it would he only natural for I his miller
to lay up a quantity of grain against an lamr
of need. Just when hecoimnenecil grinding
his wheat in the rade stone murcir and
moistening the flour preparatory 1 baking
ii in the ashes of his camp fire, and just
when it was found that an "Id piece of -.ii!.rh
in afresh hatch made it bettor or "leavened"
it, is beyond the reach of hislorittns. Cer
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same thousands of years ago as it is to-day,
it has remained for the makers of Yeai.t
Foam to supply a yeast with all the true
leavening powers minus the properties thrt
producesonr, "runny"orangey bread, 'i'hin
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Yeast Foam is purely vegetable, being
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This yeast is the only kind that preserves
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and stays moist until i:_-od. Forty J.-avcsof
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