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The Wrong H^^r
By ISABEL OSTRANDER . Continued from Our Last Issue.) Thevjar was half filled with a ?^cretmy white substance, ana Barry darrlod it to one of tho windows ,<t ana deposited k upon the sill. Then, V.idr*wing the cover of the gas mask,} from his pocket, together with a1 ? small but powerful mlcroBcope. he '.fell to examining the flngor mark* upon it, comparing them to those t which, in tho fading1 light, were yet plaily viBlblo In the grease up<?n l&e outer side oMhe Jar. This Jar of French cold cream "taust have belonged to Fay'. The ? finger prints upon it were identical , with thote upon the gas mask case. The mask had been worn by Borao ono in the room of. death on t tho previous night; the odor of ? carbon monoxide was proof of that, v.and-the theory that now sprang to / his mind was without a flaw. How ? ever, reluctantly he entertained it, he' was compejled to admit that any other hypothesis would be impossi * * ble. The girl was not innocent but /merely a superb actress after all! she must havo worn that mask b ind, remained* in the .room while k, she accomplished her cousin's death. , Af v The slippers, the gas mask, tho ,-Cold croam jar, the knowledge that (he .otfier girl had supplanted he. J^'wltti her former lover?all these, f*combined with the possible evi dence of the little, bofc, whicli atlU 8' I . "I 'WANT? THE CASE DROPPED." remained in his pocket, heapod up a sinister proof against Fay Tudor. Barry paused.midway of .the back stairs and struck the mil softly ? with, his clenched fist..-What a fool be hddibeen! What had bden Fay !; Tudo^'exact wordawhensho men tlonedj^' brother's effects? t "Did Ttell 4'ou the other;day that | I went in thtf locked room where ali "v file belongings, which you so kindly brought home , tor' us. have been placed? I saw his helmet and his gas mask,"but-there wore stains upon It." h: Now, there had been no stains $uoh as she implied upon the mask wjien ho examined It a short tlmei sryfcfjelore,. but on the caBo which re posed in his pocket were several a faint but untnistakabl? traces of drlod bloofr. She could not have, 5? detected them.in the dimness of the! room unless she had taken the gov s' er up in his hands, and the'sight of the stains must have revolted h$r. so that she replaced the case tir. ' unopened. yj*i Some one else must have entered : ?that room during the night before: some ono who was careful to leavo ikJ traces or finger marks: But who? Continuing on his way downstairs Barry entered the kitchen, where Ue found the cook weeping over lier preparations for dinner. He beat a hasty retreat to the pantry. There he' discovered pretty P . Louise, tho waitress. '"Louise," he began, seating him ! self unconcernedly upon the edge or t the ..table, "were there guests last' night for dinner?" ? '?No, Air; just Mr; Clayton, and he's "hero 80 often that He seemft like one of th"e family." The words came in a-loquaclous litle rush. "He oml Mrs. Tudor hail coffee together out on the porch afterward." ."Only ho and Mrs. Tudor? Didn't l the young ladies tako coffee?" k. "No, sir. Poor Miss Laurel never ?' does, and Miss Fay came back so nervous that the doctor forbid her ' having any, for fear that she won't sleep nights* That's been her great est trouble; insoflinia, thoyi call if ! Insomnia! Barry drew a deep b'rpath: and for a moment nis hand strayed toward the pocket where re posed the little box of powder* which he had taken from tho bath room upstairs. "That's too bad! Doesn't the doc tor give her something to make her sleep?medicino, I mean?" "Only hot milk.- Last night she drank it directly after dinner anJ Miss Laurel, poor thing, had som3 with her." ? * "Are you sure?'* asked Barry quickly. "Well, I took it up to tnem ray -j^elf, and In the morning after rafter they had carried poor .Miss Laurel away and I went iii with Martha to takp the breakfast thing* downstairs, I found the tall glasses and tho milk Jug there empty." "Wero the two young ladies alone when'you took the milk up?" "Of course." On the porch a table had been laid for the sheriff and Barry, and nt Mrs. Tudor,'s insitsonce they had both remained for dinner. , "Have you found anything that's worth looking into?" Barn' de fjV-- manded. * . \ fer , Sheriff Hulse chuckled. "Worth looking into?" he to tiff $ peated. "My boy, we've been look ? V - ing into it for days in advance, only s??%we didn't know it!" , 'In advance!*"- echoe<l Barry RSSw< in the world do you mean?' "That foiler that's been frighten E&i ing servants, stealing boat cushions IW and clothes, and getting in and out houses without anybody knowing SgghOTV he does IL .He's the one we're HBttter, and we mean to look out to ?Kghah him tonight If we can." Who's we?" Barry inquired. gentlemen that are here I. ?V I: m want to,' Hulse responded paironiz ingly. ."It seems that Prank has been scouting; around most of the afternoon, and be thinks he baa found traces." > The sergeant accepted Hulso's in vttation to the man hunt that eve ning carelessly enough, but as soon as dinner was over manage a to elude him and enter the ball just as i the others emerged from the dining i room'. I Fay Tudor caught his 6ye, and, Iwith a gesture so slight as to be imperceptible to-the rest, he mo? tionod toward the drawing-room. "Did you wish to see mo alone?" she asked in a breathless tone. "Miss Tudor, I understand that you are a sufferer from insomnia; do you ever take anything for it ex cept hot milk?" "No; that is, not lately." "But you have taken medicino for It? Powders of somo sort?" A quick light, of sudden interest rather than of alarm,'sprang into< her eyes. . j "How did you know?" she asked, ! then added hastily: "Arphysiciaji tn Paris recommended a sort of pow der. They worked like magic, but I discontinued their use more than two months ago because they raado i my head feel so congestod after each dose." "Did you' bring any of them to this' country ? the powders, * mean?" Barry inquired. "Yes, I believe I did." There hac been a slight pause, but her replv came In the half-bewildered tono of ono'who had been searching her memory. "I had the prescription filled again the day before we left Paris." "How many powders were con tained in the prescription?" Barrv Ignored her query. "Twelve." She bit hor lips and then cried sharply: "The box was untouched when. I arrived hero. Don't tell mo, Sergeant Barry, that It has been tampered with! I?I felt this morning?I mean it seemed to mo that my head felt Just as it used to do when I had taken a double dose of the stuff!" Barry's hand went to his?pocket and he drew forth the little box and gave it to her. She seized it eager ly. "Yes, this is It. of course!" Then she opened it and a wave of aston ishment and horror swept oyor.her fa<fc. "Why, there are only si* here: half of them are gone! If ianypne had taken them all they would nev er have awakened!" "What would bo. the effect'of three?" "I don't know; I have never taken more than two, but I fancy, that three would produco a slumber more profound oven than an Anes thetic brings and which would mifte one sleep until the effects had worn off, and thon be very ill after ward. Sergeant'Barry, is that what was the matter'with me'ibis morn ing? I told you how dizzy I ^pras I and how my head ach?fc Did some [one drug mo? I half suspected it when I learned that Laurel had been murdereds there, practically beshlo m? and 1 had slept so stolid ly through it all." "I don't know yet," Barry replied, adding In a significant tone: "Did your hot milk taste all right last night, Miss Tudor?" "The hot milk!" she exclaimed. "I don't think that it did, now that you remind me of it. It seems to me that thero was a chalky quality in it and the touch of acridness that ono sometimes notices in butter milk?somothing like fomentation! But Laurel drank It with me! She took more than I. Could those pow ders have been mixed with it, and killed her?" "No, It would only have produc ed a sleep a little more profound than your own," Barry replied "You may have suffered 'Slightly from your share of it this morning hut I think something else was the matter, too. The symptoms you described to me are identical with those induced by a slight Inhala tion of the gas which killed your cousin." "Fay!" Mrs. Tudor's gentle voice Rounded from the porch. "My dear, where are you?" "Coming directly, Aunt Clara!" Fay -turned to the detective in swift dismay. *<Oh, you see that I must go!" "Just one question more," Barry detained her with, a gesture. "I thought that Captain Warern was a ?stranger to your aunt, as he is to the neighborhood. How does it hap pen that ho dined here tonight?" "He has offered his services to ais, as has Mr. Clayton, to help us through this dreadful time, and my aunt gladly accepted. The sheriff wants them to go with him tonight on some wild-goose chase after the man who hap been lurking about, and that is why they remained to dinner." "I see. Please do not feel offend I Federal Judge A. M. J. Cochran, 'at Maysville, Ky>( has issued an order against picketing which goes further than the recent decision of the U. 8h. Supreme Court permit ting one.picket for strikers. Judge Cochran's order prevents strikers' from keeping any picket , about the; plant of the Newport rolling mills at Newport, Ky. ' ed, Miss Tudor, at any question l| may ask; I think you can help met more than anyone else to discover the truth." ? When she had gone be replaced in his pocket the box which the girl had given back to him, and was turning to the rear of the hall when i *ho rustle of a skirt sounded behind' him, and, wheeling about, ho saw Mrs. Tudor standing In the door way. , "Sorgoant Barry," sho said tense ly, "you must come where we can talk quietly. I want the case dropped!" (Continued In Our Next Issue.) Copyright, 1IJ1, Th? Wc?t VirflnUn. | QUIET DELL"! Able to Be Out. Jt D. Henderson, who was 111 with influenza for two weeks, is able to J be out Improving Slowly. W. A. Williams, who had the' misfortune to run a nail in his foot about five weeks ago, is Improving slowly. | Personals. i Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Linn, whf| have been ill for some time, con tinue very ill. , ' MarionJRudy spent Sunday with his mother, Mrs. Ellon Rudy. . | Lloyd Hawkins of Mudlick Run spent Saturday and Sunday at tho home.of Avis Henderson. , ( Li/zio Linn sp6nt Thursday aft ernoon with Ella Henderson. Gordon and Allen Henderson of Fairmont, spent Wednesday at Quiet Dell visiting relatives. 1 Polly Henderson attended church at Grassy Run Sunday. Herbert Rudy spent Sunday with J. D. Henderson. 'Mr.'and Mrs. Jerome Phillips were visiting at the homo of S. II. Rudy Wednesday. "Mrs. L. D. Williams spent Sun day with her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. W. JL Linn. Nera- Flnley and Sarah Cross of Barbour county are visiting at tha home of their parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Linn. Farmers of the United States, ralsb 71' per cent of the world's corn. I Am Absolutely Free of Rheumatism, Nervousness and Dyspepsia--Thanks to TANLAC ? It it a wonderful medi cine, states Mrs. F. E. Toantel, 731 Merchant St., Lot Angeles, Cal. Milliont of people all over the V. S., Canada and Mexico have'te$tified to the remarkable reconstruc tive power of this wonderful medicine. Get a bottle to- ! day. At all good druggist*. I No More Gas in Stomach and Bowels If you wish to be permanently re lieved of gas In the stomach and hovels, take Baalmann's Gas-Tab lets. Baalmann's Gas-Tablets are pre pared distinctly and especially for stomach gas. and particularly for all the bad effects coming from gas pressure. That empty, gone and gnawing feeling at the pit of your stomach 'will disappear; that anxious and nffrvous feeling with heart palpltai lion will vanish, and you will onco more be able to take a deep breath so often prevented by gaB pressure against your heart and lungs. Your limbs, arms and fingers won't feel cold and go to sleep, be cause Baalmann's Gas-Tablets pro vent gas Interfering with the circu lation; Intense drowsiness and sleepy feeling after dinner wlll'sodn be replaced by a desire tor some form of entertainment. Yottx" dis tended stomach will ... -jy Inches because gas will not form after using Baalmann's Gas-Tab lets. "I cannot thank1you enough for your great kindness. Since taking Baalmann's Gas-Tablets I am feel ing so well that 1 give you a short report of. my Improvement. My stomach and bowels, feel so com forcible; the bloating Is all gone; ! can now take a deep bfeath.. That empty, gnawing feeling' at the pit of the stomaohlsgone; no more feeling of fullness after eating. J,< rest well ,at night,,In .fact my stom ach-feels much improved-.in-every way. Baalmann's Gas-Tableta- are Just wonderful, and I can't a*y enough in their favor. Many thanks; may God bless,you in your good work."?Rev. J. L. Shears, Benton Harbor, "Mich, March 33, 1921. Rmlmannls .GaajTableto Jn. th? y^ow'(ja6l(ilg?;^'~l)#1^>tn-n any leading druggist. Prico dollar. cJ.vBaalmann, ^Chemist, San Fran " WKKUm Quilting. * m' D! via inn 'Vn'"l;'Afr <1i* rHnmond uiviBion ?o. i oi too ujamona StreetAid Society will have an at! day qulltlnn at the' home of Mrs. Walter Moore at 613 Maryland ave nue. ^sAll1 member* of, the division are urgedtoattend and take a cov ered dish. Mrs. J. C. Letataa. the chairman ot. thi? division, Is In Clarkxbnrc m .bualneea. Covered Dlah Supper. Mrs. J. B. Level la's class of tho First M. P. Sunday1 achool will have a covered dlah .supper Thursday] evening at 6 o'clock at the church. The husbands of th6 members are Invited also. Every member la urged to be present ae plans and arrangements will be made for the Easter bazaar. Ladles' Auxiliary. The h. A. to B. of R. T. will meet In regular session Thursday at i o'clock. After the buslneea Is dls-j posed of, a social hour will be spent and refreshments served. MoElfresh Clan. Forty-six members of tho McEl fresh class attended the class meeting Tuoeday evening at tho home of Mrs. M. L. West In Broad way. The scripture lesson was read by Mrs. Margaret Qllhart, and the Invocation was offered by the1 class tcachor. Hoarl G. McElfreah.i A business session was held and a1 social hour enjoyed. during which refreshments were) served by the hostesses, Mrs. West, Mrs. W. It.1 Balnbrldge, Mrs. J. P. Brown, Mrs. W. U Meredith and Mrs. Ira Wil liams. street, has returned from visiting friends at Morgantown. Mr. and. Mrs. Gibson are moving rrom State stroot to U19 Musgrave, house In Potomac avenue. Mrs. Harry Crlas, of Wood street, I Is recovering from her recent Ill ness. Miss Ruth Morley, of Norwood, lias returned from HoodsvBlo where she visited Miss Gladys Lyt ?ton for two weeks. Mrs. William Hendrlx is ill at her home In State street. Mrs. Harry L- Satterfleld, ot Stato street, has been 111 for sev eral days. Mrs. W. 0. Ashby. and two sons Sure Reliefi FOR INDIGESTION HELL'ANS SSt and,75t PacJulas Everywtwre j Personals. Mrs. Harry Copp, of Brown f V?'<^ J 'f/ ' ? , ? ?.?"rn.'V.: > 1A<Ty*W| are spending a couple of week* with her parents, Mr.andgMrs. Ride Hour, at Greensboro, Pm. A. W. Horatter, of State street, la conDned to hie home by Illness. Mrs. Robert Kearney and son have returned from a two weeks 1 stay with relatives at Parkersburg i Mrs. Willis Straight Is BtUl Quito ill st her home la Potomac avenue. Bunners' Ridge Mr. and Mrs. Roy Bunner were guests at the home of Mr. and Mrs. E T. Moran over the week end. Mrs. Elza Pride was a guest-at the homo of Mrs. Nancy Carpenter Friday evening. Mrs. H. T. Carpenter and little nephew, Dewey Satterrield, . were visiting Mrs, Hannah Prldo Friday evening, Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Carpenter were given an old-fashioned sere nade one night last week. Mrs. H. Satterfleld and little daughter, Sarah, were visiting at 1 the home of Mrs. Nancy Carpenter one day recently. Miss Faye Campbell was a week-end guest at the home of Miss Edith tluffipan. Charles Moran Is staying a part, of the time at the home of Elmus' Moran this winter. I Lee Una was -calling at the [homo of John Finch over the week-end. ! Mr. and Mrs. Henry Satterfleld are going to move Into a house near the Glady Creek church somo time this week. - ?: During Urn twentieth century, seven total solar eclipse? will be i visible In parts of the United States. Exceptional | Piano Offer . We have one Used ? Mahogany Finish A. B. SMITH PIANO on hand which will go to the first visitor for *126.00. i Your child can learn ou it as well as on a cost- J ly piano. Easy terms? ', no interest. C.A. House Co. PIANOS? 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