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Report Comes From Washing
ton TJiat Two Iowans Have
Hade Up
ALIEN HORDES STILL COMING
Immigration From Russia Increases
14,000 Fleeing From Czar's Domain
Last Month—The American Com
iperce Convention The Spooner-
Tillman Clash—Washington Gossip.
"Washington, Jan. 19.—-Geqrge D.
Copeland, a member of the Iowa state
centi^ republican committee, brought
the news to Washington this week that
republican polities In Iowa was all
harmony and peace. Mr. Copeland an
nounced authoritatively that all the
past differences between Secretary
Shaw and Governor Cumnjins have
b««n patched up, and that these two
honored sons of his native state soon
will be puffing' at the pipe of peace.
Despite the fact that repeated denials
have been made of 'this especial phase
of the Iowa situation, Mr. Copeland de
clared it would not be at all surpris
ing? If the legislature were to elect Gov
ernor Cummins to the United States
senate In place of Senator Dolllyer. As
to. Mr. Shaw's eligibility as a presiden
tial candidate in 1&08, Mr. Copeland is
emphatic in his statement that there
is' "none better."
1||| The hordes of aliens that are flock
ing to this country continue to Increase
|n number. A statement just made
public by the department of commerce
end labor discloses the {act that 85,466
foreigners entered the ports of the
United States last month, as compared
with 2,116 that came in In the cor
responding month of 1905. The immi
gration from Russia continues to In
crease, the report showing that in De
1 9 0 6 a 1 4 a
here from the czar's domain, a gain of
7,454 over December, 1905. The vast
Influx of foreigners is causing consid
erable uneasiness In certain quarters.
Unfortunately, the class of prospective
qtti?iqt JP not nearly so good as it has
been In former years, whjn the tide jf
Immigration was setting In from the
northern* countries of Europe and Ger
many and Great Britain. It is this
phase of the situation that is causing
the #n*ietyv.
9 j:
A convention of vast Importance to
the business interests of the United
States baa been in session here this
week. It Is the American commerce
convention, and its object is to develop
further the foreign trade of the coun
try. As an auxiliary to the main' con
vention, the national board of trade* is
^holding its thirty-seventh annual meet
^Tpg. A peculiar fact isitha.trpromlnent
business men from thruout the entire
country, attending the conventions as
delegates, profess to-see in the present
commercial unrest the greatest menace
to existing .prosperity. In his address
to ih« national hoard of trade, Presi
dent f^ank D. La Lanne, of Philadel
phia, made a powerful plea for the es
tablishment of a better feeling and bet
ter understanding between corporate
Interests, and 'labor He declared that
this was essentia} for the betterment
of both. A number of other speakers
pointed out that the present unrest
was, certain to precipitate business
Stagnation If not. business disaster,
were something not done to bring the
American people to their, senses. Both
conventions are working to the same
end, and their hope is that the Un
ited States will yet lead the world in
foreign markets.' i'.
Visitors In the senate gallery this
week were treated to (t pretty orator
ical duel between Senator Spooner and
Senator Tillman, with the advantage
all on the side of the Wisconsin states
man by reason of the fact that he had
the floor and held it. Not since his
sensational attack of several sessions
ago on the "pitchfork statesman'from
South Carolina, has Senator Spooner
Invoked «ui8b bitter Invective In excor
iating the southerners attitude on the
race question. Senator Spooner had
for his text Mr. Tillman's attaek on the
president In the Brownsville affair. He
started to make a calm speech based
oq the legality of President Roose
velt's action in discharging the negro
troops, but he branched off quickly into
direct attack on Senator Tillman, a
diversion for which he afterward apol
ogised. His arraignment was scathing
In the extreme. He denounced Sena
tor Tillman .as the "enemy of civilisa
tion" and declared him to be the one
man In the country who was going all
he could to make a reaj race war In
evitable. However, no blood is likely
to be shed as the result of any speech
es Mr. Spooner may hurl at the head
of Mr. Tillman, or Mr. Tillman, in
turn, launch at the Jovian-browed Mr.
Spooner, for off the floor of the senate
the two men are the best of friends
and each has the highest respect for
the other's attainments.
In all likelihood Alexander Grant,
•who hails from Monroe, Mich., will be
appointed general superintendent of the
railway mail service within the next
week or eo. Mr. Grant for a long time
has been assigned to this branch of
the postoffice department, and has been
acting as an assistant to General Su
perintendent James BS. White, who re
cently resigned. Since Mr. White's
resignation, Mr. Grant has been car
rying on the duties of that office, and
so successfully that his appointment
to It permanently Is regarded as a fore
gone conclusion. His record Is a high
ly satisfactory one, and his knowledge
of that especial branch of the postal
service is declared to" be greater than
any other one man in Washington.
Sleeping uneasily in the committees
on rivers and harborp, is the resolution
offered last week by Representative
Morrell, of Pennsylvania, that the con
gress of the United States make an
annual appropriation for the develop
ment of waterways, placing the appro
priation on the same scale as the bills
passed each session for the army and
anrf. The resolution one thatlong
has been championed by the national
rivers and harbors congress, that for
the last five years has worked to bring
to the atention of the country the ne
cessity for developing a new
system of transportation.
Short Stories.
"The story of the lady and the
frog," began James T. Powers of the
Blue Moon company, "is a warning to
men who have the "seeing things'
habit.
"A certain aristocratic lady got pos
sessed o£ the delusion that she had
swallowed a frog. Her physician, a
reputable but prosaic man, poo'.i
phoohed her trouble, and she grew
steadily worse. Indeed, at the end of
month it looked as if the poor, de
luded woman waa going to die.
"In this crisis an eminent specialist
was called in. Having been forewarn
ed, the specialist came prepared. He
had in his pocket a tiny frog that he
had bought at a pet stock dealer's.
"The specialist examined the patient
carefully. He listened with sympathy
to her tale of the frog hopping aboul
in her interior. At the end he said:
'Madam, I am convinced that you
are right. There is every indication pf
the presence within you of soma
reptile of considerable size. Please
swallow this bolus.'
"He prepared a bolus for the lady,
and at the same time got ready ft glass
bowl. She swallowed the huge dose,
which made her cough and cough till
the tears blinded her eyes, and the
physician, bending over her, gave a
loud cry as 'her paroxysm was at its
height, and at the same time plumped
the frog into the bowl and exclaimed:
"'There! I told you! Look at that!'
"The lady opened her eyes, beheld
the frog in the bowl, and smiled with
relief and gratitude. Then, all of a
sudden, she turned paler than ever,
and cried in a voice of anguish:
'Oh, doctor, I am not cured. The
frog has left a little one behind,'
"But this wise specialist was not to
be stumped. He put on his glasses,
looked at the frog in the bowl careful
ly, then he said In a stern and positive
tone:
'"No, madam that is an impossibil
ity, for this frog Is a male.'"
INSPECTION OF MEAT.
Efforts to 'Make Federal Stamp Stand
For Something.
It la the endeavor of thla administra
tion to make the federal stamp upon
meats and, meat food products stand
for something, says a special corre
spondent of the New York Post. In
the main the meat inspection law ap
pears to work very well. The short
time the law tut been In operation
rendan it impossible to say more than
this. Important amendments ma be
necessary after it has been In opera
tion for a longer time. The enactment
applies only to four kinds of animals—
cattyo,. sheep, swine and goats—and to
the carouse*, meat and meat
food
product* of these animal*. In the
month ,of October last the veterinary
Inspectors caused to be destroyed ab
solutely for food purposes 2,938 cattle
and calves, 832 sheep and8,328 swine.
In addition several thousand other ani
mals were rendered into lard or tallow
at the'order of the federal Inspectors
to protect the consumer against possi
ble danger ot infection from eating
the meat A conservative estimate of
the value, if healthy, of the carcasses
destroyed for food purposes during the
course of one year Is more than |2,
000,000.
Meats and meat products which con
tain dyes, chemicals, preservatives or
Ingredients which render them un
sound, unhealthful or unwholesome are
destroyed by the inspectors. Preserv
atives may be used, however, in food
products for export to foreign countries
when the preservative has been order
ed by the foreign purchaser and when
no suhataoce baa been
used the
pres­
ervation or the packing of the meat
which conflict? with the laws of the
foreign country to which It is to be ex.
ported Dyes which are harmless may
be used in the discretion of the depart
ment of agriculture, but so far the only
dye that la permitted I* annatto when
used to color oleo oil.
No preservative or chemical other
than common salt, sugar, wood smoke,
vinegar, pure spices and saltpeter may
be used In any meat or meat off-prod
uct bearing the legend, "U. S. Inspect
ed and Passed." A revolution in this
matter has. been accomplished within
the last five months. The former
practice can best be illustrated by a
remark
When a manufacturer of sausage
was informed that the department had
forbidden the use of preservatives, he
replied: "That does not affect me. I
do not use any preservatives." His in
formant continued that the depart
ment had forbidden the use of borax,
at which he exelaimed: "Heavens! My
business is ruined!"
The law provides that all carcasses
pr parts which upon postmortem In
spection are found to be sound, health
ful, wholesome and fit for human food
shall be labeled, "Inspected and Pass
ed," and all carcasses or parts not in
the prescribed condition shall be la
beled, "Inspected and Condemned."
This requirement of the law la strictly
followed.
No meat food Is allowed to be offer
ed for sale under any false or decep
tive name. The department has held
under this clause of the law that the
use of the labels which are misleading
In any particular cannot be permitted.
The effect of this Interpretation Is that
when one purchases a can of lard bear*
lng the words, "Pure Lard," and the
legend, "U. S. Inspected and Passed
Under the Act of June
80, 1906,"
be
may be sure that he Is actually receiv
ing pure lard. Similarly, when a can
bearing the inspection legend la mark
ed,
"Veal Loaf," the meat constituent
veal
and not
pork. 'Totted Ham"
Is bam and not minced
dried
beef.
Soo Line Pays a Fancy Price
For Only Available Ro-
tarv Plow
A IN S A IV IN IN N E S
Blockade is Practically Raised and
Trains From the Pacific Coast Get
Thru in Ten Days—Line Now Open
to the Coast—Mail Delivered by
Sledges.
Minneapolis, Jan. 19. Bidding
against the Great Western railroad,
E. Pennington, vice president and gen
eral manager tf the Soo line, put up
such a stiff premium for a snow plow
th,at
his competitor was backed clear
off the boards.
The plow la now being hurried to
the northwest with all possible dis
patch, and will do its first work in
opening up the Kenmare line of the
Soo.
The story of the purchase is one
of the most stirring incidents of the
great blockade. For many days one
third of the Kenmare line, from Adams
to Overly, has been blocked with snow,
AU the other roads operating in the
northwest have been struggling against
the same 'handicap of huge, shifting
drifts, and plows—especially the big
rotaries—have been working overtime.
The Soo believed it had. a sufficient
equipment of snow-fighting apparatus,
but when the present emergency arose,
the necessity of another rotary became
painfully apparent There was only
one lone machine of the sort available.
It had just been completed at the
shops of the American Locomotive
Company at Paterson, N. J., and it was
the understanding that it was to go
to the big English railway. Several
American roads had learned 'that the
machine was ready and were already
trying to secure it, when Mr. Penning
ton came into the field as a bidder.
Delayed trains are rolling into the
union station 'today one after the oth
er. The snow blockade is practically
raised and the result Is that the sta
tion men at Minneapolis and St. Paul
are buried with tons of delayed mail
and express and that the station
tracks, particularly in the union sta
tion at St. Paul, are congested. By
Saturday morning the passenger
equipment will be in a more nearly
normal condition than it has for days.
The arrival of trains on the Great
Northern since yesterday is Indicative
of the fact that the line is practically
Open to the coast. Train No. 2, which
left Seattle Jan. 7, arrived in Minne
apolis Jan. 15. Train No. 2, which
left Seattle Jan. 8, was consolidated
with No. 2 of Jan. 9, and arrived at
3 p.
m.
yesterday, six days late. Train
No, 13, which left Seattle, Jan. 10 was
consolidated with No. 10, which left
Williston at 1a.m. Jan. 17.
Train No,' 2, which left Seattle Jan.
11, was consolidated with the same
train of the following day and arrived
at 3 a. m. today, 101 hours late. The
same train leaving Seattle Jan. 14 has
left Cut Bank, Mont., twenty-one hours
late ,and the trains of the same num
ber, which is the Oriental, the crack
Wain of the line, leaving Seattle Jan.
15 and'16, have been reported as start
ed from Montana points westward
bound.
Snow blockade will not toe permitted
to interfere with the delivery of mail
in North Dakota. Wherever the road
entering a town is tied up by snow it
is being supplied by sledges from the
nearest railway point having train ser
vice.
'v .»4.V v.V
Lawyer Outwit* Judge.
A magazine editor was talking about
W. W. Jacobs, the humorist
:H
made by a small packer to, the
secretary of agriculture. In discuss
ing the subject of preservatives In
sausage he said: "Mr. Secretary, what
la reasonable Is reasonable. What I
want to use is a little borax, a little
salicylic acid, a little aniline dye and a
little preservative, and I can make
sausage all right" He is making sau
sage now without using any of these
substances.
went abroad this summer" he said,
"to try and get Mr. Jacobs to write for
me, but I found that he had all he could
do for six or seven years to come.
"He is a quiet, modest chap. When I
praised his wonderful skill in the writ
ing of short stories, he said it was only
their surprises that made his stories
take.
"Then, to illustrate what he meant
he told me a story wherein the sur
prises came fast and furious.
"He said that a lawyer defending a
man accused of housebreaking spoke
like this:
"Your honor, I submit that my client
did not break Into the house at all. He
found the parlor window open, and
merely inserted his right arm apd re
moved a few trifling articles. Now- my
client'? right arm is not himself, and I
fail to see how you can punish the
whole individual for a.n offense com
mitted only by one of his 'limbs.*
'That argument,' said the judge, 'is
very well put. Following it logically, I
sentence the defendant's arm toi one
year's imprisonment. He can accom
pany it or not, as he chooses.'
"The defendant smiled, and, with his
lawyer's assistance, unscrewed his cork
arm. and, leaving It in the dock, walked
out."—Indianapolis Star.
Why He Looked That Way.
a northern man visiting in a south
ern town announced that he could tell
a man's political tendencies by look
ing at bis face. His auditors looked
at one another with incredulity.
"Well, I seldom make a mistake.
You," het said, Indicating one of the
group about him, "are a McKInley
man."
"That's right," said the man refer
red to.
"You," pointing to another, "are a
Cleveland democrat."
"Yes, that is so," answered he. And
the crowd begani to sit up and take
notice.
"You," addressing a third, "are a
Bryan man."
'You're wrong there. I'm sick that's
what makes me look that way,"—'Har
per's Weekly.
Why 8uffer From Rheumatism?
Do you know that rheumatic pains
can be relieved? If you doubt this Just
try one application of Chamberlain's
Fain Balm. It will make rest and sleep
possible, and that certainly means a
great deal to any one afflicted with
rheumatism. For
sale
by
all
druggist*.
with Mr. Royce.
"Here he is?' he cried. "No, no
don't take off your coat don't even
take off your hat! Come along It's a
mighty close thing now," and he caught
me by the arm.
"It's all right, Lester," said our
Junior, seeing my astonished counte
nance. "Mr. Godfrey will explain on
the way out."
That was enough I needed no sec
ond bidding and ran after Godfrey to
the elevator. At the curb a cab was
waiting and we jumped into It
"James slfp," called Godfrey, and In
an instant we were off.
The driver seemed to realise the need
of haste, for wq bumped over the pav
lug stones at a prodigious rate, thread
ing the dirty streets and flually pulling
up with a whirl in the shadow of
Brooklyn bridge.
"Come on!" cried Godfrey, and we
crossed the ferpy house at a jump,
slammed our tickets Into the chopper
and sprang aboard the boat just as it
was casting loose.
"That was a close shave," said God
frey, sinking into the nearest seat and
taking off bis hat
I sat down beside bim and mopped
away the perspiration. I had need of
all my breath for a moment but at last
I
managed to blurt out a question.
"What's It all about?"
"Well," began Godfrey, putting on
his hat again and looking at me with a
quizzical smile, "in the first place the
eminent and widely known firm of
Graham & Royce has been engaged to
defend one John Tolbert Drysdale, now
under arrest charged with murder and
robbery. You are on your way to
Babylon, Long Island, to look over the
ground, have a talk with your client
and get the case ready."
"So!" I nodded. "Yes, I read of the
ease in last night's papers. But Mr.
Drysdale has never, I think, bpen a
client of ours. How did he happen to
choose us?"
"He didnt I chose you. I wanted
him to have the best in the market"
'"xoanks," I said, coloring a little.
"But how did the office come to take
the case? We're always, rather shy of
criminal cases, you know."
"Yes,
I
He listened with intent face.
"I'm not so sure It wus hypnosis,"
he Bald, when I had finished. "At
least, I'll have a look at those photo
graphs myself before I accept that
theory. In fact, I rather think it's
Tremaine who has hypnotised you,
not I."
"I don't believe he's guilty,"
We left the boat and hastened across
to the station. The train was waiting
the word to start and was in motion a
moment after we stepped aboard.
There were not many passengers, for
the momlng travel is toward the city,
not from it, and we had. no difficulty
In a seat where we could talk
Without fear of being orerheard,
"Now," began Godftep, "as you My,
there Isn't a shred of evidence, appar
ently, against Tremaine. How about
your client?"
fMtoiWiniiWW, Sfmaa, gatuaxg 13 »3U7
The
MARATHON MYSTERY
A Story of Manhattan
By BURTON E. STEVENSON
Author o» "The Holladay Case"
Copyright, 1904, by Henry Hoit and Company.
CIIArTER XXIV.
HEN I opened the office door,
twenty minutes later, I was
surprised to unu Godfrey just
within, in close conference
"the evidence seems to De unusually
complete."
"You might have used a stronger
phrase. It's not only complete it's
consummately perfect. Not a link is
missing. He was on the spot bis re
volver Is found near by with blood on
it a button from his coat is in the
de^d map's baud when he returns to
the house he is visibly disturbed at
the moment of bis arrest he was pre
paring to escape he refuses to ex
plain wh^re he was at the time the
crime was committed he's Involved in
steel speculation and presumably needs
ready money."
"Well?"
"Well," said Godfrey earnestly, "that
very perfection Is Its greatest weak
ness. It's too perfect Any one of
those things toight have happened
perhaps any two of them but that
they should all have happened out
rages the law of probabilities. That
every link of the chain is complete
means that It has been artificially pro
duced, like a stage storm, where the
lightning flashes at Just the right in
stant The fellow who arranged It
wanted to be too sure, He overleaped
himself-"
"That may all be true," I said slow
ly, after a moment, "but It would be
worse than folly to use that argument
with a Jury. To say that a man Isn't
guilty because the evidence against
him appears to be conclusive"—
"We're not going to use it to a Jury,
We're using it between ourselves. In an
effort to find a working hypothesis.
And here's another argument which
would carry no weight with a Jury, yet
which with me, personally. Is conclu
sive I know Jack Drysdale. I've
known him for a long time, and, I know
1
know you are.
y"To
But I
chinned your junior a bit."
"That explains it!" I said, laughing.
"Of course we'll do our best for him."
"You'll acquit him," said Godfrey,
with conviction. "I was at Boston
yesterday, or I'd have gone down to
Babylon at once and taken you with
me."
"Then I shouldn't have got tQ say
goodby to Cecily,"
«Fo whom?"
Cecily—Tremaine's sweetheart,
you know. He shipped her back to
Martinique this morning."
"Oh, did he?" and my companion's
eyes narrowed suddenly. "Why was
th#t?"
I related briefly the Incidents of the
preceding evening and of the morn
ing.
"Godfrey," I added Impulsively, "If
you knew Tremaine personally I think
you'd realize what a poor case we've
got against him. Why, ifs no case
at all! Theorlzlng's all very well, but
what a Jury wants is evidence—plain,
straight out, direct evi4ence—and we
haven't enough of that to build a cobr
web. I thought I'd found some yes
terday afternoon, but it was all the
effect of self Induced hypnosis," tuid I
told him of my visit to Sing Sing.
that it's utterly Impossible that he
should have committed such a crime.
He's not a very original fellow, not at
all a genius. He's never done any
thing, perhaps, which either of us
would think really worth doing but
he's kind and honest and gentle and
honorable. I repeat that a crime like
thl? is as far beyond his horizon as it is
beyond yours, farther. I'm sure, than
it is beyond mine, and yet I don't be
lieve you'd think me guilty, no matter
what the evidence against me seemed
to be."
"I shouldn't," I said, "but if Drys
dale isn't guilty who Is?"
"If Drysdale Isn't, there's only one
other person who can be—that's Tre
maine. As I'm sure Drysdale's not
guilty, I'm correspondingly sure that
Tremaine is."
"But then," I objected, "you've Just
said that there's no evidence against
him."
"I said apparently there wasn't"
"And Delroy scys he didn't leave the
house."
"Delroy must be mistaken—must be,
mind you! And while there isn't any
direct evidence, there's some pretty
good indirect. We know that Tre
maine is a criminal, and, therefore,
.capable of this crime. We suspect that
:he needs money, and the necklace
would placd him oat of need for a long
time to come. We know that he was
within reach of the spot where the
murder was committed, if be could get
away from Delroy for an hour or so.
In
other words, we have a motive and
itbe physical possibility of guilt
I
add that
I
I
re­
peated.
"Then who Is?"
"Cecily!" I said bluntly. "I believe
she's the one who killed Thompson,
anyway."
"Where's your evidence
"I haven't any," I said helplessly
"only a kind of intuition."
"Well, I've the same kind of intuition
It was Tremaine."
"But we haven't any evidence
against him, either not a shred of real,
direct, convincing evidence."
"Perhaps not," he agreed, "but we're
going to get it—enough to convict him
and some to ppare."
"Convict him of what?"
"Of two murders and one robbery."
"Then you believe he's implicated in
this Edgemere affair!"
I "I'm sure of it"
"But there isn't a shred of evidence
Against him," I protested again, com
ing back to my old objection. Really
Godfrey was allowing his prejudices
to carry him too far.
"Mot a shred, apparently," be assent
ed readily.
"Well, then, how-—
"Here's the landing," he interrupted.
"We can talk It over on the train."
may
think we shall find he had
some reason to injure Drysdale—I'm
sure we shall, in tact"
"But the button—the pistol—Drys
dale's unexplained absence?"
"Those points can only be cleared up
by a personal investigation of the prem
ises. Tbafs why We're going to Edge
mere."
"Godfrey," I epid, "there seems to me
to be one great objection to you? theory
that Tremaine killed Thompson. If
Miss Croydon saw him do it, would
ilihe consent to associate with him?
I Wouldn't her very knowledge of his
icrime give her a greater hold on him
than be has on her sister?"
He paused to turn this over.
"Ye?," be admitted at last "It would
jbut a woman might not think of that."
"A
desperate woman would think of
everything," I said, "and if your theory
is right, both she and her sister must
[be very desperate."
He nodded without answering, and
sat staring before him, his brows
^knitted in perplexity.
There was one conclusive objection
The jail was only
a
Drystlale was'sfftlng'ah the bunk Tn
his little call. He came forward with
hand outstretched as soon as he saw
Godfrey.
"This Is mighty kind of you, Jim,"
he said.
"I'll have to lock you in, gentlemen,"
broke in the jailer. "How soon must I
come for you?"
"Say twenty minutes," answered
Godfrey, looking at his watch. Then
he turned back to us as the jailer's
steps died away down the corridor.
".Tack," he said, "this is Mr. Lester of
Graham & Royce, who've been re
tained to look after your case."
"My case? Who retained them?"
"I did. I scarcely supposed you
were going to let yourself be convicted
witbont lifting a fihger."
Drysdale smiled bitterly.
"They won't convict me. Just the
same, I'm glad to see you, Mr. Lester,"
and he held out his hand. "I shall,
of course, need some legal advice."
"I'm glad you admit that much!"
retorted Godfrey, with sarcasm. "I
understand that you haven't conde
scended as yet to prove an alibi?"
"No," answered the prisoner quietly.
"The fact is, I can't prove an alibi."
"You cant?" and Godfrey's face
paled a little.
"No when I left the bouse that night
I went down to the pier and bad a lit
tle talk, with Graham then I—I wan
dered around the grounds until the
storm came up, when I went back to
the house and up to my room. No
body saw me. I spoke to nobody after
I left Graham until I returned to the
house. There's only my own word for
it. What was the use of telling the
police a story lik* that?"
"No use at all," agreed Godfrey
hastily. "I'm glad you didn't tell it
But what on earth possessed you to
behave in such a crazy fashion?"
"That," answered Drysdale, still
more quietly, "Is one question which
I must absolutely refuse to answer."
CHAPTER XXV.
E sat looking at him a moment
in silence. It was evident
that he was suffering
some
exquisite mental anguish,
though I suspected, somehow, that it
was not because of his imprisonment
There was something deeper than that
something that touched him more
closely.
"Oh, come, Jack," protested God
frey, at last, "this is no time to put
on the high and mighty. You don't
seem to realize what an exceedingly
serious position you're In."
"I know one thing, Godfrey," re
turned Drysdale, with a forced smile,
"and that is that I didn't kill Graham
nor steal the necklace. So I know they
can't convict me."
"I wouldn't be too sure of it. Things
like that happen occasionally. How
did Graham ?et hold of that button off
your raincoat?"
"I'm sure I don't know."
"You wore the coat that evening?"
"Yes."
"And the button was on It?"
"Yes. I'd have missed it If It hadn't
been'. Besides, I buttoned the coat up
when I started back to the house."
Godfrey's face flushed, and his eyes
began to glisten.
"You're sure, then, that it was on the
coat when you returned to the house?"
Cvy'1
I
[might have urged, had I known of it—
jbut I was not yet possessed of the
.story of the house party. If Tremaine
|was the husband of Mrs. Delroy, bow
icould be propose marriage to her sis
|ter? That was
a
rock,
as
yet unseen
iby us, which loomed ahead—which we
could not avoid—upon which our theory
must Inevitably be dashed to pieces.
The train flashed past two or three
big hotels, then the brakes were ap
iplied.
"Here's Babylon." said Godfrey, rous
ing himself from the profound reverie
Into which my question had thrown
him. We'll look In upon the prisoner
first and cheer him up a bit"
short distance
from the station, and a five minutes'
walk, brought us to it
"We're here in behalf of Mr. Drys
dale," Godfrey explained to the jailer.
"This is Mr. Lester of Graham 4b Royce
of New York, who have been retained
to defend him. I suppose we may see
hlmr
"I'll In your cards," he said,
after looking us over. "If Mr. Drys
dale wants to see you. It's all right, but
you'll be the trst ones."
He disappeared Into an
we
fceasd
"Either you killed Graham or Tremaine
did."
"Why, yes," answered Drysdale, look
ing. at him in some astonishment, "rea
sonably sure."
Godfrey fell a moment silent then
he shook his head impatiently.
"There's another thing," he said.
"5ow did your pistol get out there in
that boat?"
"That's another puzzler."
"Now, see here, Jack," continued
Godfrey seripnsly, "there's one thing
certain, either you killed Graham or
Tremaine did."
rtTrematoeT"
repeated the prisoner,
With tightening Hps.
"Yes. Do you know of any evidence
against bim?"
Drysdale paused a moment, his brows
knitted.
"No," he answered positively at last
"I don't see how Tremaine could pos
sibly have done It"
"Why
not?"
Inner room
the settling of ksr* and the
rianyiity ef an Iron door. He was back
again in a moment
"Step Ml&
"Because be didn't leave the house,
so Delroy says. I know be was there
when I went out, and when I came
bacij saw him sitting by his lighted
window, writing apparently."
"Ah!" Then after a moment, "Did
you keep that Journal you promised to
keep?"
"Yes. You'll find It In my room.
That is"—
He stopped suddenly and colored.
"Weil? Out with It"
"I
Just happened to think that per
haps that fool of a coroner's got it
See bece, Am, if you find It I want you
to promise me one thing—that you
wetft read it—not yet—it won't help
MLHIfcC.
"I'm' hot so sure of that" retorted
Godfrey grimly. "Why don't you want
me to read it?"
"The fact is," Dry answered,
coloring still more, ••tnli. after I got
started I—I forgot I was writing it 1'or
you"—
"I see," said Godfrey dryly as the
other paused. "I'll promise you this,
Jack—I won't read it unless I find that
I can't clear you any other way."
Drysdale heaved a sigh of relief.
"That's all I want," he said. "After
ward perhaps I won't mind, but jusft
now"—
His voice trailed off, bis lips trem
bled.
"And you've nothing more to tell
us?"
"Not a thing."
"Very well we'll go out and have a
look about the place. We'll come in
again this afternoon. We're going to
clear you," be added oonfldentij*
We heard the jailer'B footsteps ap
proaching along the corridor.
"I don't doubt it," said Drysdale,
with a puzzling Ustlessness. "It's very
good of you both to take all this trou
ble."
The jailer opened
passed
the door,
out
"Do you know when the Inquest will
be?" Godfrey asked as we stepped
through together into the outer room.
"Yes, sir fmorrer mornin'. They'd
have had it today, bat Coroner Heffel
bower hopes t' find th' necklace by
t'morrer."
"Ob, so they haven't found It, then?*'
"No, sir
they
searched
room, but it wasn't there.
"Well," observed QoOfirey, "they'll
have to figure a long time, because he
didn't hide it anywhere."
"Mebbe not, sir," ifetorted the Jailer,
with a skeptical smile, "But appear
ances are dead agin bim. Why, even
his girl thinks be did it"
"How do you know that?" demanded
Godfrey quickly.
"When Heffelbower was brlngin' bim
out o' th' house, they met her in tb' ball
an' sbe asked Drysdale what he wanted
t' do it fer, Why be couldn't 'a* waited
awhile. That's purty good evidence, 11
tblnk."
Godfrey had listened with a face bard
as steel. He turned away without an
swering, and as we went down thej
street together I saw that this new de
velopment pulled and worried him
sorely. That Miss Croydon should think
Drysdale guilty, even for an instant,!
was Inconceivable!
We made our way to tbe nearest ho
tel and engaged a trap and while it
was getting ready ordered a light.
lunch. Godfrey ate In thoughtful si-!
lence as for me, I confess that I saWj
little ground for that conviction he had
expressed so confidently, that we could
prove our client's innocence.
I'll
write up the
if I succeed In getting hbn off, but I'll
not use anything
I learn
here in that
way."
"Ob, that's all right then," and Del
roy breathed a sigh of relief. "Glad
to see you. And you, too, Mr. Lester."
"Mr. Lester is Drysdale's counsel,"
explained my companion. "Between us
we're going to see that he's cleared of
this ridiculous charge."
"Yes, I hope you will. Sit down,
won't you? Ridiculous, that's the word
for it and yet," he added, passing bis
band before his eyes In a dazed way,
"there are so many points of evidence
which seem unexplalnable that I've
grown giddy thinking about them* It's
such a terrible thing my wife is quite
prostrated, even a little delirious at
times her sister is almost ill we've all
been terribly upset"
"No doubt" nodded Godfrey, his
face curiously Intent "We're not go
ing to trouble you much now, Mr. Del
roy. The only thing I should like you
to do is to give us an account of all
that happened that evening. I hope
you will do that."
"Yes, I'll be glad to do that." And he
proceeded to tell In detail the story the
reader already knows.
"There's one thing," said Godfrey
When it was ended. "Is it true that
M»a Croydon seemed to believe Drys
dale guilty?"
"Yes," answered Delroy. "for an ln
etant she did, but she explained to me
afterward that she thought it was Tre
maine who had been killed."
Godfrey's eyes biased with sudden
Interest
"Tremaine! Then there's been
111
feeling between them?'
"Yes, at least on Drysdale's part
He'd conceived some absurd suspicion
of Tremaine, told me I'd done wrong
In lnvttlag him here, acted rather nas
tily about It In (act"
"Thank ywu," said Godfrey quietly,
though bis eyes were still shining.
"Now I should like your permission to
look over the grounds and to examine
the rooms which
maine
Drysdale
occupied."
and Tre­
"Certainly." And Delroy touched the
"Thomas," be said to the servant
ill
take
tlemen wherever they wJsft to fo anfl
answer any questions they may asM
you."
We went first
have been
Drysdale's
Now
they're
tryln't' figger out where he bJd
it"
I
was
forced to admit that to look at Drys
dale no one would believe him capable
of such a crime. But, then, for that
matter, to look at Tremaine^ who would
believe him capable of It? Put the two
men before a
jury
and Tremaine would
come off victor every time. It becomes
instinctive in time for a lawyer to try
to look at his cases with an average
jury's eyes—be must see them as those
twelve men in the box will See them—
and applying that method now it was
very evident to me that the chance
of
clearing our client was very slim In
deed.
The trap came around to the door,
and in a moment we were off along the
sandy road. At last we swung down
before the door at Edgemere. A man
ran out to hold our horse. We asked
for Mr. Delroy, and a servant who had
been stationed In the vestibule took |n
our cards. He returned Immediately
and conducted us to the library. Del
roy came forward to meet us, our cards
In his hands, a curious look of doubt
and perplexity upon his countenance.
"My dear Godfrey," he began, "I
didn't like to refuse to see you, and yet
I've declined to talk to reporters"—
"You're not talking to one now, Mr.
Delroy," broke in my companion. 'Tye
come down purely in Drysdale's be
half. Of course
to the boathouse an4
pier and looked over
the scene
tragedy. I wm struck at
He hurried back
bouse and down to
stooped, with a
of
longer seemed either perplexed
The Friee
story
th®
once by the ...
change In Godfrey's demeanor.
He no
or won*
rled. His face was shining with trfc
umph. Evidently he had discovered
way out of the labyrinth.
To the boathouse he gave a parties*
larly careful scrutiny, searching in ev
ery corner, apparently for some mW
nnte object Which he failed to find. .,
Out on the pier again he stood, looking
up and down with thoughtful face.
"Pshaw!" he said suddenly- "X
might have known I was Just wasting
my time in there. Come this
ter."
through the boa*
tbe beach Along
the edge of it he walked,
every inch of the sand.
scrutinizing
Suddenly ha
Uttle cry of trinmph,
and caught up a small
quite
"Do yon mean to
and we
manded.
bottle. It wag
empty- Bfe removed the cOrki
sniffed It and replaced
It qutekly.
say, OsMjey," 14*
fa
astqn|Slwxwmt, "that yo*
looking to* that bottle?"
"It's prediely What I've been look*
lng for," be returned exultantly. "And
I've learned one thinp-nerer to mis*
trust a logical deduction. New letH rv
go back to the bgoss, Stomas,"
he added to ourgatt*. "take us bactt
by the way-that *111 bring Us opposite
the room occupied by M*
"All right, sir," said Thomas. "Sis
room was right next to Mr. Drysditof*
In th' east wing—there It Is new, sir-"
th' third and fourtji windows from ttf
end."
"And
the fifth
and
sixth window* be
long to Mr, DtysdalaM roop?'
"Yes, sir."
A sort of balcony ran along the ea»
tire wing Just beneath the windows,
half covered with creeping vines,
which in summer no doubt completely
draped it Godfrey examined it with
shining eyes. Then he walked straight
to the end of the buljdlng.
•Wow, Lester," he said, "I'm wlng»v|g
to make a prediction. I predict thaljM.
we'll find the wall at the comer ftes* j|§
ly scratched In mart than one p!aei|||
Ah, now, see there!*
The marks were plain enough, and'
the cluster of heavy vines which s*n
up here against the house also flowed
signs of abrasion.
"What would you say those mafkS
meant, Lester?" Godfrey asked.
"I should say," I answered, readily
enough, "that some one had recently,
climbed up to the balcony down*
from It"
"Both ways. Leister both up and
down. Ob, this Is much simpler tb«n
I'd expected! Now take us np to t|«f|
rooms, Thomas."
But In tbe vestibule be paused.
"Is that the rack where the ceat»/4
hsng, Thomas?" he asked. Hl|
"Yes, sir" %,
"And where Mr, Drysdale hung
coat that nlgbtl"
"Yes, sir." *f
"Did you happen to notice, Thomas,
when he came In whether et not the
top button of his raincoat
"Yes, sir," answered Thomas si
"I
thought about It afterward,
mlgbty funny, sir, but I'd S*..
bad bis cokt buttoned up tight around
his throat How could be 'a' dMMKt&it
if tb' top button wasn't theref?
"How indeed? mnssd Goftmr.
lng at tbe rack with eyes Intent'
Then they softened, brightened hl»1
face broke in to a emtio.
"Of course," he said, half to himself..
"How dense of me not to have thoughts
of it! Now, Thomas, we'll go upstairs."
(To be Continued.)
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