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??mm irM; Tijj/tWii IlinH itei wBSwtf a iravolter.' 161- j (finrnrlng footsteps on tt? tempts the social eron-l itjjetectlve John Barry Is I with his friend, Profo/i oaoT In the latter's rodtrj fth 'Ooor of a New Yorlc ['house. They rush down ii dlscover that beantltiil ?n$,' society portrait pain Jlftsa murdered" IB" her "S-.iTOt on thilS thlrn Kfia rounf artist on the fcSCiaolh. in" irasclblc C'lffiftt! fourth,' anifc Pat N WITH THE STORY BTL't thinRIng o! the door." ?'1- madfr for. the wd found the.body You H?r ? i "" - faijddeii. ? . t ?The "Vane. woman muqt e n. painting away at thai when the shot was fired, ialnt Is still wet on It, bui i' was overturned so the examiner couldn't tell ey posltUih of the body nbe lrad' boen sitting or KMen the end came;, th 11 show that, I syppoBO, ggwrse of tho^bullet." : did the tenajlts have to flSmfclycs?" <?? the old grouch on tho (flve, Griswold, claims to $Llng about It and care s's<~ al'wldower 'Snd from ii* lags from the precinct Inouljm't wonder If- he's go ntpgey;'! don't know why ins down' In this rinkety ie. Ho swears he doesn't e Vano -'woman and .never ?. a. word with her. iypnng man downstairs, $Uld, admits he knew bor but declares be hasn't soon ?me time. Then Miss Par Shaw, the lady from the N v.- "*&*? v.'v^ lop floor says ahe and Mrt. V?me havo spoken to o?ch'other.once:-oi twite, lu a neighborly sort of way and i the preolnct boys say . she seamed all upset by what had'hap pened. That's about all, they, man aged, to got before I came." Ill "It*' a facor at n't It?* Craig asked frankly. "It looks as though the whole house was In on .this affair, except the profeseor, of course. Anything more you ,<want -to see hero, John?" "i, ?.& . f . "No' J!to sen enough;" Barry replied .idth a significance which wat <lost upon the other.. "It. you want me to trail ? along iylth' yoii while you Interview the tenant* we'd' better be morlng." "All rlght,..I get you," Craig led the way to the door. ^It's past midnight now and I guess fre'll ?tart with Miss Shaw." ? The footstopB had approached "tery near the door when Craig knocked and almost at once the . handle turned and a young woman stood before them. With her small oval, colorless face and palo hair clipped short she seemed almost a girl at frlst glance but closer In spection revealed faint but mature lines and a certain poise in spite of .her2obvious agitation tlia't'In dicated^ woman nearer 30 than 20. "We're from pollen headquarter' ma'am." Craig cleared his thro#. "Come in." Her voice was'qule and controlled, but BKrry observed that a muscle in her thin cheek tsvltched slightly. She throw the door wide,, revealing a living tooq barely furnished almost to desola tion, with cheap malting rugs up .on the uneven, painted floor and the ugly, straight linos of a few :<}ull, famed-oak mission tables and chairs scattered about. : "You are Miss Shaw?" askod Gralg seating himself gingerly up on the edge of a chair. "Patricia Shaw, although I oc casionally sign ? my articles "Patsy." The young woman nod ded. "I write for th'o magazines, and tho agent of this building.' ."You stated .Wat. you did not hear a ittp^lired ?from Wow," said Craig. e yon", qnite sure, Mlu StawtV; "I am sure that I heard nothln that Bounded nt the time like a? a shot/I" -Her.> rale# trembled a little. "At loast. It did not occur : to me that a shot had been fired, ! Thero were several sharp, crashlrs i peals of thunder before the storm I passed. A.ftet.that.1 heard rather loud knqcklnj upon some door be low but I did not think anything of it, and 1 must have fallen Into a dote "when'-someone rapped upon| my door. It was a policeman, and he told me what?what had hap pened . At flrat, I was horror stricken. I?I can. scarcely.remem ber what I said or did!. . "1 am?was?the only woman tenants In tho building ,besides Mrs. Vano; and I Suppose I must hove been hysterical but it came to ine that she might perhaps have boen only wounded In Bomo nc cldental fashion; that she might need the services of another wo man. I dressed as you see <ne now and descended to find the detectives there and all the other tenants except the old Russian gen tleman who has the apartment JUBt HeloW me, and a police doctor; of some sort." She paused and Craig prompted 'her. , "You saw the. body also?" I Miss Shaw Inclined her head and ! 'seemed Ior a moment unable to contlnuo. When she spojjo It was iin a low. shaking voico scarcely above a whisper. "Yes. She?I?I saw at a glance somehow that,it must be true, but I couldn't help going to her and touching her hand.'' ' /With'a sign: to Sergeant ? Craig,' Barry Intervened In a soothingly sympathotlc tone. ' ' "You knew Mrs. Vane?'1 "Not inva format sense. Wo had jsmiled at each othor and nodded of her.work. I?f.?dj?lred her/aitf I. wa? carton*, lo. ?ae her studio, although I am not a'busybody. aa a rule. Ona day about three w$rt? ago'l was pawing her .door jqst aa it opened unci ono of her patronti came out; the' lady whose portrait Is there now- jn the studio." "You mean the oneuon the:easel, the lady. Msndinr on the stair case!" aalced Barry quickly. "Yea. . I recognized it tonight at a glance. Mrs.' Vaoo stopped me that day aff her visitor left; it vas about a trlval matter, some mail of mine which she had received." The young woman halted and pass ed one hand acfo^s her eyes. "Wo didn't talk about anything in pa> titular, and 1 only remained a few minutes, but she was so nice and unaffected and?and beautiful, too. that my little-call left a deep im pression upon me." "You don't remember what you talked about?" There was incred ulity and a touch ot sharptaess In Barry's .tonep which imado MUSS Shaw straighten In her chair. "1 do hot, except In a general way," she replied wfth the first sign of resentment which she had shown. "I am very sensitive to environment, to impressions, if by any chanco you know what that means! The conversation was the Inconsequential one of two womon istrangers yet neighbors." I "When did you see her ngaln?" Barry persisted "Did sho call up on you In return. Miss Shaw?" "No. I didn't ask her!" the young woman responded with a note of dogged deflanco in her tones. '_'l was ashamed lo do sol You've seen her apartmeiit; look about-you here! Pour years of fail ure haven't taken away all my pride and self respect, and I couldn't endure the thought of having hcrVsee?this!" The pale oval of her face flam ed oven in'shadow, and then aa suddenly her color faded and she added he rvolco sunk once mor ot0 a whisper: "I encountered Mrs. Vane once or twice iu'the vestibule after that Witfi a. nrtttifiance at Craig, Barry rose but made no move to jrmrd the door. - "When was the last time you ?? Mrs.'Vane alive, Miss Shaw?" "One afternoon last week; Thursday. I think. She was enter ing her studio as I came down the stain 4nd she did not see me."" "Are yoa acquainted'With any of the other tenauts in the house?" Barry's abrupt 'change of topic evidently astonished Ivor but shei drew lieraalfcup and responded coldly: 'I -am not." 'Was Mrs. Vane?" the question came with almost startling sud denness. "I do not know. I hare no rea son to" think so and as I have told you, I am not a busybody." , "Very well. I don't think we'll trouble the lady any further to night, shall we. Sergeant Cralfc?" Barry turned formally toward hi3 confers who shook Ills head dumb ' ? ' .... Miss Shaw opened her lips to speak, hesitated as though she had thought better of it and precoded them with dlgfilty to tbo. door. "Goodnight, gentleman." Thero was just' the slightest shado or pause before the Ia*t word which lent it irony and the door closed with emphasis behind them. 'That was one ot the thlnss 1 wanted to find out!" he responded. "The professor's light 1b out anil we'll let him rest, but I'll just slip this note under -hie' door. If you want me to see this case through with you unofficially. Bob, 1 think we can use him .In his own line, chemistry, tomorrow, with a little porch climbing thrown in." Sergeant Craig stared as his fel low detective scribbled a few wordn'on (i-page of his note book, tore It out and folding It, thrust it under the darkened door. Then he asked mildly: f'Where do. wo go. from here, John? 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Grey Fi Bilk Hosiery, very special during Q Oils sale at Up to J3.60-Wool and Silk, and Pure Wool Hose, at $ Men's Walk-Over Shoes and Oxfords That Sold up to $10 a Pair ' On the $6.85 table are Walk-Over black and tan /+? r\ r shoes and oxfords in plain and brogue styles ? Sct-v' with light and heavy Soles and brown and'black #Ul/ winter oxfords in all sizes. Every pair are flr* Walk-Overs, too. All this season's shoes, sell- ? 0 ing up to $10.00. a pair. Our Finest Nettieton and Walk-Over Shoes On Sale One Week Only No finer selection of shoes and oxfords could be foutil than this table at $7;85. Any Walk-Over shoes or oxford in ouv /t? r\ mn Store not found on the other two tables go at W ^7 V f-w $7.85. .In the group, are included several pairs ?of Nettieton Sh^es and oxfords that sold, up to ' M $14. a pair: Owing to the Extreme Reductions H on This Table They Will Only be on Sale a week V starting today. .' A Table of Women's > House Slippers ?* One Lot of Women's Spats ?All Sizes Our Entire Stock of Women's Laird-Schober High and Low Shoes 20 Per Cent Off Growing Girl's Shoes Marked Down Our Growing Girls shoes that have proven so popular 'this season be cause of their low 1-inch heels and perfect fit are on tables at two ?very low prices, as follows. . ? v ' a pair ALL BOYS' SHOES ARE IN THREE GROUPS ' tl' QC Attl.86 there,artf'200 pairs Chil wliOJ dren's Scuffer shoes sizes 5 to 2. Fit either boys or girls. Button and lace in tan,_ dull; kid and patent. ' (Jo OC Boys' Tory One Army Shoes. Yo'4 ' $?.0?J.Vnow the quality of those shoes. CQ Oe Every <palr ot bo#' .shoos not ln eluded at.the other two prices. On ^e-^rinjr-and dress last:. Th'ese'thVwjrroUM > take* In every boys'- .stiofe in bffr '^rof&d'Ott-' ' a 1914 prtci basis.. ' ALL CHILDREN'S BLACK SHOES GO AT ?0c ON THE DQLLAR * Regardless of styles or former prices you take'your choice.of'Children's black shoes sfSOc on the doUar. The Balance-of Oar OA Pet Off Children's Shoes, ?? A" " * WALK-OVER BOOT SHOP SHOES THAT SATISFY ' Walk-Over antL Nettleton Shoes for Men?Walk-Over and: Laird-Schober Shoes for Women,