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Friday, Nov. 23, 1906. THE LAKE COUNTY TIMES Gary News Dr. Wa!h returned at noon from short visit In Chicago. The strong wind of yesterday car ried off the storm shelter recently con.nrurtt'd by the Fitzg-erald brothers in fror;t of their building. W. F. Hodges, the attorney, Is now pUsterlnx hla houso and expects to have it ready for occupancy In a week. This will be the first dwelling house to be completed here.. Elaborate preparations are being mode for the oyster eupper to bo held at the north school building tomorrow evening. The older pupils are mak ing a thorough canvass and the teach ers are also lending their assistance. A largo number of teams are busy at work hauling1 out and distributing the train load of water pipe that ar rived lat week. The recent rain and cold has hardened the ground so that they are enabled to haul it a great deal easier than was anticipated when it was ordered. severe, thus making the trips hard. Miss Eugenie Knotts will not be in the postoffice after this week. She j has taken tip the work here so well that her uncle, the postmaster, has the credit of having one of the best of the smaller offices in the district. There is but little doubt but that as soon as the required time has elapsed this office will be ready for advance ment into a higher classification. The growth in the volume of business done has been far beyond any possible es timate that has been made, and there is no indication of its cessation. During tho heavy wind a part of the large glasa on the south west window blew in and struck Miss Grace S.--ars, Inflicting a Blight flesh wound on her nose. No doctors being available oth er talent came to the rescue and she was soon over the effects of the pe culiar accident, which caused more scare than harm. Mr. Anderson of Anderson & Fianta, a largo firm of decorators in Chicago, pent most of today hero looking over tht ground, expecting to locate a large Rupply company here, who would make a specialty of cement block manufac ture. He expects to locate on the Wabash if the proper switching facili ties can be obtained. Morris Kohan of Indiana Harbor looked after his interests here this af ternoon. Mr. Kahan spent practically all of the summer In San Francisco, but concluded that business prospects were equally good or better here than there, hence his investment in Gary. He expects to begin at an early date the erection of a business block in Broadway, with a view to occupying It with a mercantile business by early Spring. Mrs. C. J. Cooper arrived last even ing and took up her duties as assist ant in the postofllce. Owing to the possibility of the winter proving too "Judge" Fitzgerald qualified yester day at Crown Point before Circuit Clerk Wheeler and upon his return found his first case awaiting him. The first man to be tried for an offense before Gary's justice of the peace was an Austrian, who had never seen this place before noon yesterday. He was arrested shortly after alighting from tht, train and tried last evening, at the marshall's quarters in the jail building. Prosecutor Briggs attended to the prosecution of the offender. The attorney who appeared for the de fendant advised him to plead guilty and throw himself on the mercy of the court. After the introduction cf evidence on tho part of Officer Gate who made the arrest and of Attorney Wildermuth, who chanced to be a wit ness, the Judge fined the offender five dollars and costs and closed the first case. Owing to his inability to speak English, Frank Brink, who operatt the local dray line, acted as interpreter. Officer Catey took in a forgetful young man who came in on the noon train today. Ho did not show in his appearance that he needed to be taker, care of or taught common decency, but his subsequent conduct after alighting from the train proved it otherwise, lit will be taken before a justice at tin earliest possible moment and prosecut ed on the charge against him. This will no doubt have tho desired effect upon others who disregarded matter; of this kind. It is a singular fact that the municipal lodging house is being used more for outsiders than for ou; own people. The officers are to b commended for the results that are al ready evident from their work sine their appointment. A rumored avowa: on the part of the president of th board that if Gary didn't have any thing else it was going to have an ef ficient police department, is bearing fruit. Gary Oynter Bay. Served In an? atjlc, at all hours. Prospect auf nud Hrosdivay. Frank ReUnnd, prop. 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It must have been a cruel ordeal for her. But what was puz zling me was the fact that she made not the slightest effort to 6pring her alibi. If I had had one! Where was Hamilton? I scarcely inclined to the idea of sleeping in jail in a dress suit. Haggerty departed. A silence set tled gloomily down on us. Quarter of an hour passed. The grlm-visaged po lice watched us vigilantly. Half an hour, three-quarters, an hour. Far away we heard the whistle of an out going train. Would I had been on It! From time to time we heard faint music. At length there was a noise outside the door, and a monment later Hamilton and two others came in. When he saw me, he stopped, his eyes bulging and his mouth agape. "Dicky Cornstalk?" he cried help lessly. "What the devil does this mean?" turning to the police. "Do you know this fellow, Mr. Ham ilton?" asked the chief. "Know him? Of course I know him," answered Teddy; "and I'll stake my last dollar on his honesty." 23 3$ h pi-LL r, i 1 I 3 "What?" We Heard Him Exclaim. Teddy!) I began aLie tuici. iicta iiitici i4i.ii.tu hi an, jitt a common crook. Well, he's got him, at any rate, and the gems." "You have, of course, the general Invitation?" said Hamilton. "Here is It," and she passed the engraved card to him. "I beg a thousand pardons!" said Hamilton humbly. "Everything seems to have gone wrong." "Will you guarantee this man?" asked the chief of Hamilton, nodding toward me. "I have said so. Mr. Cornstalk is very well known to me. He is a re tired army officer, and to my knowl edge a man with an income sufficient to put him far beyound want." "What is your name?" asked the chief of the girl, scowling. It was quite evident he couldn't understand her actions any better than I. "Alice Hawthorne," with an oblique glance at me. I had been right! "What is your occupation? I am obliged to ask these questions, Miss." "I am a miniature painter," briefly. Hamilton came forward. "Alice Hawthorne? Fardon me, but are you the artist who recently completed the miniature of the Emperor of Germany, the Princess of Hesse, and Mrs. Hyphen-Bonds?" "I am. I believe there Is no fur ther reason for detaining me." "Emperor of Germany?" echoed the now bewildered chief. "Why didn't you tell all this to Mr. Haggerty?" "I had my reasons." Once again the door opened. A bur ly man in a dark business-suit entered. His face was ruddy and his little grey eyes sparkled with suppressed ire. He reminded me of Vautrin, the only dif ference being that Vautrin was French while this man was distinctly Irish. His massive shoulders betrayed tre mendous strength. He was vastly an gry about something. He went to the chief's desk and rested his hands upon it "You are a nice specimen for a chief of police, you are!" he began. "And who the devil are you?" bawled the chief, his choler rising. "I'll tell you who I am presently." We all eyed him in wonder. W'hat was going to happen now? "Which of you gentlemen Is Mr. Hamilton?" asked the new-comer gruffly. Hamilton signified that he was the gentleman by that name. "Some ladies at your ball have beer. robbed of their diamonds I under stand?" . "About ten thousands dollars' worth." "Look here, sir," cried tho chief, standing up and balling his fist, "I want you to explain yourself, and mighty quick. You can't come Into my presence in this manner." "Bah! You have just permitted the cleverest rasesd in the state to slif through your butter-fingers. I am Hag gerty." The chief of police sat down sud denly. "Humph! Isn't he a clever one, though?" cried Haggerty, in a burst of admiration. "Clever is no name for it. I'd give a year of my life to come face to face with him. It would be an Interesting encounter. Hunted him for weeks, and today laid eyes on him for the first time. Had my clumsy paws on him this very afternoon. He seamed so willing to be locked up tb.t I grew careless. Biff! and he and his accomplice, an erstwhile valet, had me trussed like a chicken and bundled Into the clothes-press. Took my star, credentials, playing-card, and invita tion. It was near eleven o'clock when I roused the housekeeper. I tele graphed two hours ago." "Telegraphed!" exclaimed the chief. rousing himself out of a melancholy dream. (There would be no mention of him in the morrow's papers.) "Yes, telegraphed. The despatch lay unopened on your office-desk. You're a good watchdog for a hen coop!" growled Haggerty. "Ten thou sand in gems to-night, and by this time he is safe in New York. You are all a pack of blockheads. "Used the telephone, did he? Told you to hold these innocent persons till he went somewhere to land the ac complice, eh? The whistle of the train meant nothing to you. Well, that whistle ought to have told you that there might be a mistake. A good officer never quits his prisoners. 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It was just the idea of the lark." "We shall have to hold him, never theless," said the chief, "till every thing is cleared up. The girl " Hamilton looked at the Blue Domino. "Madame, will you do me the honor to raise your mask?" She did so; and I saw Hamilton draw in hia breath. Her beauty was certainly of an exquisite pattern. He frowned anxiously. "I never saw this young women be fore," he admitted slowly. "Ha!" cried the chief, glad to find some one culpable. "Did you receive your invitation through the proper channels?" asked Hamilton. "I came here to-night," coldly, "on the invitation of Mrs. Hyphen-Bonds, who sailed for Europe Wednesday." Here was an alibi that was an alibi! I was all at sea, Hamilton bowed; the chief coughed worriedly behind his hand. The girl had told me she v,-as an impostor like myself, that her ten of heart was as dark stained as my own. I could not make head or tail to It. Mrs. Hyphen Bonds! She was a law in the land, especially in Elankshire, the larger part of which sho owned. What did it all mean? And what was ter idea in posing as an Impostor? The door opened again. "The patrol has come," said the ct cer who entered. "Let It wait, growled the chief, "Haggerty has evidently got us all tailed un. l doji't believe iis fashion. 1 jH mi' m - ii. - s r .''T.i III:'. -.it. CHAPTER VII. The consummate daring of It! Why the rascal ought to have been in com mand of an army. On the Board ci Strategy he would have been incom parable! There followed a tableau that 1 shall not soon forget. We all stared at the real Haggerty much after the fashion of Medusa's victims. Present ly the tension relaxed, and we all sighed. I sighed because the thought of jail for the night in a dress-suit dwindled in perspective; the girl sighed for the same reason and one or two other things; the chief of the vil lage police and his officers sighed be cause darkness had suddenly swooped down on them; and Hamilton sighed because there were no gems. Hag gerty was the one among us who didn't sigh. He scowled blackly. This big athlete looked like a de tective, and the abrupt authority of his tones convinced me that he was. Haggerty was celebrated in the annals of police affairs; he had handled all sorts of criminals, from titled im postors down to petty thieves. He was not a man to trifle with, mentally or physically, and for this reason we were all shaking in our boots. He owned to a keen but brutal wit; to him there was no such thing as sex among criminals, and he had the te nacity of purpose that has given the bulldog considerable note in the pit. But it was quite plain that for once he had met his mErtch. "I don't see how you can blame me," mumbled the chief. "None of us was familiar with your looks, and he showed us his star of authority, and went to work in a business-like way By George! and he has run away with my horse and carriage!" starting from his chair. "Never mind the horse. You'll find it safe at the railway station," snarled Haggerty. "Now, then, tell me every thing that has happened, from be ginning to end." And the chief recounted the adven ture briefiy. Haggerty looked coldly at me and shrugged his broad shoul ders. As for the girl, he never gave her so much as a single glance. He knew a gentlewoman without looking st her twica am Cf pf n r? tS3 M H II You can't keep a good man down when "Star" comes his way. Most men take a new lease on the pleasures of life when thev get hold of a plug of that rich, juicy chew i n LS PLUG CHEWING TOBACCO " Star " is always the chew that is chosen when a choice is offered. 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Let these persons go," he com manded, with a jerk of his head in our direction. "You can all return to town but one officer. I may need a single man," Haggerty added though-fully. "What are you going to do?" asked the chief. "Never you mind. I have an idea; it may be a good one. If it is, I'll ele phone you all about it when the time comes.' He stepped over to the telephone and called up central. He spoke so low that none of us overheard what he said; but he hung up the receiver, a satisfied smile on his face. irse girl ana 1 were tree to go whither we listed, and we listed to return at once to New York. Ham ilton, however, begged us to remain, to dance and eat, as a compensation for what we had gone through; but Miss Hawthorne resolutely shook her head; and as there was nothing in the world that would have induced me to stay without her, I shook my head, too. It seemed to me I had known this girl all my life, so closely does misfortune link one life to another. 1 had seen her for the first time less than eight hours before; and yet I was confident that as many years, under ordinary circumstances, would not have taught me her real worth. "Mrs. Hyphen-Bonds will never for give me," said Hamilton dismally, "if she hears that I've been the cause, indirectly and innocently, of turning you away." Mrs. Hypnen-lionds need never know," replied the girl, smiling in scrutably. "In fact, it would be per fectly satisfactory and agreeable to me if she never heard at all." "I will call a conveyance for you," said the defeated M. F. II. "I shall never forgive you Dicky." "Yes, you will, Teddy. A loving cup, the next time we meet at the club, will mellow everything." 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