Newspaper Page Text
HAD been spending a few days at
Brighton, and was sitting one
landers, the man with his back against
J "imss, me words whispered to
the two men who had paused beside
morning on the balcony of the hrM 0 ,S ,'r" w
n: ;i! i!.. .1.. i ......... ,0 ..., .
n.ic. recognized htm at onee li.nH noi
evening dress wrought such a change
in him. That whispered sentence made
assurance doublv sure. The party with
whom I was dining had themselves
"ecu struck by the apcarancc of the
lady in the white frock, with the dia
mond star in her hair and the pink
arranged so daintily in (lie cor
sage of her dress. There had been a
laughing discussion about who was the
inccst-iooKiiig person in the room;
more than one oninion liml oinnnrtfii I
the claim of the lady with the dia-
Ill the middle of that dinner I found
myself all at once in a quandary,
owing to that very inconvenient gift !
of mine. I recalled the whisper about.
i ic lady in the mauve dress, and how
the very next day the body of a lady
so attired had been found on the
Vest Pier pavilion, listening to the
ne band of the Gordon Highlanders.
sat on one end of a bench. In a
orncr, within a few feet of me, a
an iv.ii stanntnr. lenninp wim mq
ack against the railing an odd-look-ig
man, tall, slender, with something
lmost Mongolian in his clean-shaven
mill Tur-n . c nn , snmTin.c nnni
'hpn nn, tunc nn Iim,ei,n1.1nrit.!,,rr
ranccr. i wonccren nan v wnar k inn
f person he might be. I did not
kc the look of him.
Presently another man came along
ic balcony and paused close to him.
ncy took no notice of each other;
, ... ., t
unu promenading on tne dec.; ociow,
t, i . .. ... . . :
mn(t nctptiMtinnclu flieronn r, inr, !, ' 'R'Uon llllC. W.1S the W USncrCd .11
I.-.'. ' !i.t..i.j mi .... - ilusion to the lady in the white dress
Her a neiu hbnrhnori. All the tntrnv
t mail 111 Ulv. limitl wiu-suci en suinc-
nrr ivlii..t. nriltiKt.. .,i,.1,n,1 1.1. ....
one and my perception something
"Mauve dress, big black velvet hat,
trich plume, four-thirty train."
That was all he said. The ncw
mcr remained for a few moments
V wnfrTllMrr thn ni-nmnniln.. .I....
rning. without vouchsafing the other
slightest recognition, strolled carc-
Ql v nn
It struck me as rather an odd little
ne. I was constantly bcintr made
unintentional confidante of
ic mean;, in n prrptc mit niimtt
it brief sentence which the one Jiad
ispcred to the other there was a
itiant something which struck me as
1) LJi'..mn 3 a u i-
.j. r i . t
. v.j ...i,,i.u. is i came on II1C
r I had been struck by by her gor-
ian-looking man remained perfect
quiescent in his corner. Then an-
cr man came stro mir n nnir hirr
nnriv. in n f pnn (n.nrmvn cm.
;recn ieu nat worn sngntly on one
., .uu. i '(,.U Ull llll
ii- iiiiii fin ..nifn Trie nrc. in,., t, i rt
..r,... iiu .ii uii iu a (.U3., aiiu lit
no attention to the gentleman in
corner, who looked right away
him, even while 1 could sec his
framing precisely the same sen-
'- j j, vms uwi.ii lent! lldl,
itn jiuiiic; iour-mirty tram.
he big man showed by no sign that
to have a similar uniilcasant senucl? If
there was fear of anything of the
kind, what was I to do?
My friends, noticing my abstractions,
rallied me on my inattention.
Just then I saw some one advanc
ing across the room whom I knew at
once in spite of the alteration which
evening dress made in . him it was
the big, burly man in the red-brown
The big man, not, apparently, ac
knowledging the existence of the soli
tary diner, passed his table, seemingly
by the merest chance, in the course of
his passage toward another on the
other side of the room. With a mor
sel of food on his fork poised mid
way between the plate and his mouth,
.1. ,? -i,. , .
, line u.ncr moved nis lips to repeat nis
Wliat . former word.
"White dress, star in her hair, pink
roses over left breast. Tonight."
The big man had passed, the morsel
of food had entered the diner's mouth;
nothing seemed to have happened, yet
I was on the point of springing to my
feet and electrifvinc the cavlv-dressed
crowd by crying, "Murder I"
More than once afterward I wished
I had done so. As a matter of fact,
I did nothing at all.
The lady in the white dress, with
her party. left early. I should have
liked to give her some hint, some
warning I did neither; I just let her
go. As she went across the room one
or two members of our party toasted
her under their breath. The solitary
diner took no heed of her whatever.
I had been furtively watching him the
whole time, and he never once glanced
in her direction. So far as I saw.
he was so absorbed in his meal 'ha?
he scarcely raised his eyes from the
The following morning I traveled
by the early boat-' rain to Dover. When
the train had left the station I looked
at my Telegraph. I read a good deal
of it ; then, at the top of a column on t
one of the inside pages. I came upon
a paragraph headed: "Mysterious af- Ami.
fair at the Embankment "Hotel." Not
very long after midnight in time, it
seemed, to reach the paper before it
,twht.WAifaa. row, . iw. r-TTTn mr i mi w m imm 22lZL.
By RXIiARD MARSH
A mm II WMWWiWil WimiWii" "V.i;.y mntmmmmmmmmmwmmmmmmm
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TTix Iwl I B ft :4
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the slightest right to pen a single one1 Officials were cxaminiig tirkcti
of the words which were on the sheet dor.rs were being closed, prepar...-m
( .,par L"5"'0 tIlat envelope. So, w--ro being made to start, when th t
while Mr, 1 ung was tearing open the ong-leggrd young person ran r,ff nn
envelope and taking out the sheet of her errand. She gave Mr Ttii t .
paper, I had some distinctly uncom- envelope as he wai, stepping iii
fortable moments. Suppose I had carriage. He had not tinu ' .
wronged him what was I tolo? Own realize that he had got it brf.r. '
up, make a clean breast of it or run i was off again. I saw him l-ir ,
I liad not vet found an answer when
I became perfectly certain that none
a startled face at th? envoi.;,
i , uumciiiy scan what wa- w.'
tnen ii -ike a dart into the r,,
n i,e rc. .... .,rc, hcc,,,,! , ranr .,. c,c- .., ,!lr ..,.ir im ,s M, , Z, ,.,.! r in, hi rheball rathsrat
iTus , tijun in. m i-nmii-v. anui iiiu . iiiuill, uy WHICH he Wa.i St'llli' ti r
struck him like a bombshell. The enierce with n I,?,,, : i,;.' i '.i ..
change which took place in his coun- hurry from the station C nivr-in, ,.
tcnancc when he began to read what, 'mi! been too mucli for him acain J'1 it
was written on that piece of paper was big, burly man, seeing him going, 'went
really curious. I should have said he hurrvinir nftiT dim .u ..J' .. .
had a visage over whose muscles he iiu the very art of star-ing it
exercised great control Mongols have 1 moved along the platform the h X
as a rule. Hut those words of mine 1 the third man appeared at Hm t, w
were so wholly unexpected that when , ot his cfmiiartmcrt, gazinr in -nr. ,r rt
he first saw them his expression was, , istniiishment after the other two Ho
on the instant, one of stunned amaze- might go to London bv the Ij V' ms
inent. He glanced at the opening if hc chose. I lirl nm' it- ,'
words, then, dropping his hands to hs terrd if he went alone. I scaur. 'ho
sides, gazed round the room, as if he newspapers verv carefully the ix-xt
were wondering if there were any one, day: as there un ,. mor.! ,.t
there who could have written them.1 thing unusual havn; happcnei1 dr ng
Then he raised the sheet of paper the journey or afterward I r.vrl ided
again and read tarthcr. He presented that my feeling that nothing wa, V, la
a milium, lunula ui kiim suiiiiisi; wiinii; lu.uecL irom tnat solitary f'eti
is born of terror. I had been well fomwIeH nn,l ' .
His companions, looking at him, I lady in the gray dress had rca
were altected as he was, without destination in comfort and safm
knowing why. The big. burly maul Wbi l.,n i. t.... .. u
leaned toward him; I saw him mutter:, left the station 1 ,n not ,., . i
.. 'iou look as if yoji'd had a stroke. only say that he did not rem,-.,' t,
Whats the matter.', What's that hotel. That Utmon episode ,
you vc got there? Do,, t look like that. August. About a month a fur r
I'.vcry one is staring at you. What s toward the close of September l'
up,,r ... , , , , .U'0"'!' "ortl'- I started from J'.i. -
Mr. lung did not reply; he looked . station 1 t,nrt c-..-,.i
at the speaker, then at the sheet of as there were still several m.n . -
paper that time I am sure he did not fore the train went off I ,tp , t
sec what was on it. Then hc crumpled and down the platform 6m j
the sheet of paper up in his hand, and open door of one of the rmraM
without a word strode across the mst :i he j - .
lounge into the hall beyond. His two! Mr. Tunr was standina ' '
companions looked alter him in be- The sight of him inspire,! m
wildered amazement; thcrL t hey went I a Ming of , ' P Tt
also, not mute so last as hc had clone. .. ,i-,i,.i .
but fast enough. And all the people in jlc c;.r...,;', ,1,.1"''
........s .......v.. ... V..V.11 ... , sotiic h-nt of prey.
manner of the exit of these three gen-, 1p virtlm, , J
tlemcn had created a small sensation.' ,, ,!,,.,-,. .1, ,.' ,
My little experiment had succeeded 1 . ' " 1 '
altogether beyond my anticipation It qe..tr;ir;rrl' rr. ur
was plain that 1 had not mi.idged n 'irpriVf i'v ' -ir
this gentleman. j j,,, Vorl.'l ' wo-i.
After what seemed to me to be a (if ,jm maJc ,, ,
stiflicient interval, I left my tea and ' 1 Vi.as 'scu,.
went after them htn the hall. 1 was ' j,jve, m a , ,,.1 s
just in 'ime. The three men were -n .stniy hi. . -,
the act of leaving the hotel. As tV-;. day V' '1
were moving toward the door a pa t R'tMon I m v
came up, an official envelope in his purilmscd ' I'm
hand. j ... nvi,i,,n .,,,1
'Mr. John Tung? A telegram forM()lli. . ,'
"u. sir. . .
Mr. 1 ung tfok it a if it weri some 1;,,,.
damn ro-is thin", hesitated. g!-'ncd at . . .
the men beside him, tore i' one-, r-ad
what was on t'ic flin'sv sheet of pink
pipv'r. and walked o quickly out of .
the huildiif; that his gait almost ap-
proaclu'd a run. His companK,n went 1
after him as if they were ;;img ;,
chase. My wire had finHud what
those few phin words on the. sheet to';, a
ot paper had beg-in
had heard a sound. He continued went to press the body of a young oils occasions, there was no person in would he at mv own proper i)
do as his predecessor had done woman had been found in the court- sight who .answered to the descrip- Xone the less l" did dare
ed at the promenaders, then strolled of..-,hc "2cl Shc was in her tion-"Gray dress, lace scarf. Panama We met. As if scenting my des
t 1 i "'rini uimt. vJiic was lauunucu as 1:11. i writ. iiii.t -iiirtut tr cm iu 1..., .,-.t 1- ..t i ... 1 1 .. 1 . -- --- utiuv, ;i u ui nc 1111 luivv -r' 11 ,
:"B .."r1? s?- llVs t"P He victim was not in her pace to stride riuht ..as. Hut I ..f re.koni , U 7 1,;,. "".h ?. very c.eany. sue no, recoent. , r ;,
iub 111 me nuici; sue nau enncr jaiien plain view, when 1 saw a Panama hat was too nuirk for her- nrr,i .,, ',. , ' 1, , 1'rescnce, mu passed siraiym out i.or ,
or been thrown out of her bedroom i tlm - ' . ' . , ,. . . accomplices will lie to the cab. She was point! tin to I.on- ,,1., ,.r .1
;ite . aH. w ? K:sMrwa.?5 zj snr - s &t&L.- , iy.
. rlo,,, a .,. I left ,h. Cow ,h, i, ivC KdK,. ,1 t,o "I h .car", Si'd " o 2 ...T "S' . " ' .''W,.!" "':" . . i W K'" to n?i,Z,'LZ
EOlirin-innk-infT crpntlntnan ctill tn in Mpr ntnht nftim iti i i, . w -1 1.1 r t t . .... i.tii is t3 uuii.UM s rfi.il nr imp -k i etill ..taA n i i
corner and went to the other side' of .he Embankment Hotel be ' the ,i's,n shade' i7Tra' "was this "the ,o ,ThTll Ave when I reached the station. .The
..ecined to !n -li
it woub' t11
his second episode struck me as
g rather odder than the first. Why
e such commonplace words uttered
a loss as to u ,'it uas th" nr't step
that I had better take, when 'lie unm
.... . , an in the grav dress came out the
the I anama hat. who is going up to lift, which had ju-t descended. r:.!
town by the five-live. wa, at tl)e doori OI1 which was .,.
. , v , , gage. Arhnugh she must have een
Also you may be sure that the dnv . i.i.. .i, .
. . - mi: i i-t 1.1V., ui, silt tun mi. i .
"t reckoning is at hand, when you 1V presence, but passed straight out
;!' n , rVn,"r two . accomplices will be to' the cab. She was going up to Lon-
lhe l.lrnnv .u. . womaii wiio nan worn the white dress
... - and a diamon(1 slar , ,,er ett , ow
g uown me pie.-. 1 saw the gor.,hair? There was nothing to show that
is iaay in the mauve dress and big she was. lhcre was nothing to con-
picture hat with a fine ostrich nec.' tnat "B1 "y-clothcd body with the
, . , , e . 7 :, J,,vulh i 1 mi- iiinpiit iiuitt.
woman whose doom had been nro- fir, ,,, ;;.'':. .: .. 7. "t are urawmg tram was standing by the platform;
n nounced? I went more forward itill . . .7. i "i.. .. !! :... . . . , e.isemi.u "'.i. the gray-frocked ladv was superintend-
and. with an unplcasan sense of ' i 'L 8 " " U-l J ,.. lc. c ., " a'"' " iR the labeling of l,er. luggage-ap-
shock, recognized the wearer. ! g on , v ace, n AnZZT hn, Sth . rnin ih, . , . ,e: . "r'.f a,,ure"- parently she had no maid. She was
T ,.,c cn,.; ,i, i.- ti...! i " i ..' J'-'li'aiiKaiice. but with ime that and left it so. I put my eseorte. l,v p norter. who i,n,i h,.r i ..
our sanction , uet uf n.nw.r ii,t .... t.. .....i :
II. nil. r 1111,, MM !.,.,.. I . f
I . , . 1 lt,l. HI VIIUIV, IU ,1 111,1-i.l.li
got iio i rote outside it in verv large letters, riacre. On the ton of her l.-.-.m.
y . 'lip twwi. IJIiIU IIIJI (.III 1UU3-I
Late the night before the body Bcntlcman'-i face seemed to lfflv,
woman had been found Ivinu on with me.
(. f 1 ... ... f ii 1 1 T
jutwiM, as u sue miRnt nave lallcn IVJl c i i jiJ5tu. m
of a passing train. It described s"'""' of the third I went to
. . . . :,'"u, Buxton, as I had gone to Brighton, for
costume-she was attired in a pale , a rest. I was seated one morning in
in which was an ostrich-feather !' tnc other side of the world, until
e. There were other details- !'rcfcn,1y 1 became aware that under
( , , , , , ilic shade of a tree on my left a man
y of tncm-but that was enough was sitting alone. When I saw his
, w .... tout,,.,,., limit. III1W 1YI1II ,L
....... t. , .... ., riltll it Vl'nc thrt nifit, t.-lir, l.n.l
as because I hid neirlv broken tl,c 1icr at I5"K'iton, and at the Em.
as because 1 had nearlv broken !)ankment Hote)i an(, who )a( travcled
l in my work that I had gone with tnc round the world. He was
those few days to Brighton. I dressed in a cool gray suit ; as at
t if I even glanced at a newspaper Hf'slUon, he had a (lower in his but-
., .. .. . tonhole.
...w u.,v. .....v. I Iwin Mm Ifimilnr rittryntr ,,.l...l, 1
, . ..... W1 ..Ifc. II. .....I... V11III1.I1T, nun ,
nor Cnv tlml H nr,...,,. ...l,nll.. !.. t ... 1 , .
.... uuiii.- i jiau reiie.ieu in my ureams.
from my memory, but I never began again. A man came down the
what was the sequel of the lady !il,h from le'!'d me, passing before
wis fni,n,i .i. i: I had seen his face, and under the
.i . in t
I.e. cur , , .
wtih such ,-. a .
and in his e;.es!
ancing toward him, wp
,o.ini on tne line, or, in- shn(ly trcc IiausC( for an instant t0
anything more about her. light a cigarette, and I saw the lips
accepted an engagement with a f ''lc n'an 011 tlie chair forming
and dumb girl who was about to' w?ls: . , .
I with b-r , Gray dress, lace scarf, Panama
1 with her parents on a long llat. fle.flve train
to nreftv nnr i ,f.. , w. ...... . .
j luiiuu me worm. ins lips irameo tnosc nine worns
Witn them to Marseilles where I13"1" "' ' rcany ao ncurve inai
:al iournev mmmnnr..! -vu. ''. 'icar' st001! slil1' 1 waited, for the
..... n I .t I . . . ,
, ,nu f ., m i :., i.i. .i... i i.. , " - - - . s"i .I.-, mi ai mat, nut i
might have for the round-faced face; yet I wondered if it were not a tall ladv. who seemed to Je alone . '"i. T . Ll1'", '?111l!m,,;i1 hl" '-Mr. Jr.hn Tung." Then 1 went ...to the tell-tale thing ul.icl, has "nruba
in the corner, and what she had my duty to return at once to London glancing about as if looking for an nr rcl A in tl e otl, ,- ,n'r , i nit I ot for tcai 1111,1 (1"f more harnl than Koo the dress
3 with the four-thirty train. I and tel1. niy story. But. after all. it , empty table. As she seemed to have ni'iuht ,aw. ,,01,,. .,.,,' i .' i ,,',il,l i t. , . ing hag which is so dear to th' hearts
ic nevt H-iv T i(, u Nvas sucn a silly story; it amounted to. some c h fiicu tv in find inn one and as Inv,. iimn,.,!!,., i V-i V i 1 "" ;r i ime a ot many women, which ostciitatouslv
e next day I left Brighton by an nothinK . it pro;cd nthinK. Those peo- 1 had a table all to mv ? -S t, ! i 1' "t01 C . . ".7 !' Tve a. "'"-"Arable time. 1 was just on the proclaims the fact that it . . ..tain's
i r;iiii in tno .nmnnvi.n i . i . i . .r--- "i uiu, ihi t i an i inn stit mini'c ifi limn rii rnnciiiiimir thnt i. ... t . t i .1
t ' wu tiiiih iui un. in iuH3. ui, us sue ciiine near, uiai s ic s um a mil over lnr Omn N Nr nc ctw. ,.. .. k.. i i i i i - i r Jv-' t r,w""1" u nv jus sit e. The urubatv
reading the Sussex Daily News.' So I went on to Paris and. with' have a seat at. mine. The manner ,n , ig : m" "Lr S"l"l,Lr aS S,K uaS mo ."n' c S e s, when '""L?nf ' ,at ,hfy arc ,ravc,!,,R wi,h "hM0utyMv
. a paragrapn caught my eye. """ . " . i s. e received my suggestion took, "If you tlare to speak to me again Turn- standum in the on k n,l a ' " ... l,.., sc.'e.'lcc llaving come into iu ,
gic occurrence on the Brighton .V "'"'um "Yu'.,l'u"; ' "u "CK- c?1 not nave troatea 5lm cam the protection of the po- him his two icmninniv-es T 1 1 V . 71 . " i ,j misinterpreted the ntent on ot ti
. . niihimiu mnr(, ihtt onrn tint riiriotts-look-inir ,,, ci.nwctin,, ... , I. ... . . . ' ; ji.viiuii ui nit iu niu iu .IU liauuaiv es. 1 Ills W3S ment nevt to the one to whtrb the nor. : ,n, .
- "v niui muit .uiul-iiijiu- nee, so be advised. better thin 1 biil evneeir.,) T,n,r . i , r V imi coup.e. i nose inn.
c gone ous scorn had I tried to nick her I .i,-ic..,t u-i,,i,. .... " ..r... 1 ' ...V.n" SP'td. heir ap- tcr ushered her, the big, burly man ,; i.: ' .:ia
nt-. C1. !.,... I " v" '"vi Liv vvwiiiaii I-V..I.U1VV uifjeillLT 111 IIIC Pl.b.IC room vvnc ctnn. ni.-rnt her to mv snrnr ie "r
i"-""' .ji.v juav iiuiu uuN ai me, sunerec rom some obscure form of of the hotel sm'ii.terl -,11 lnrt, , Y, VV V i i . : '"'vs, u.ai nis time 1121 coi'' T
as if wondering what kind of person mental crease or not 1 could . "a v , r s litie? to , v , ,h 1 ' 1 ,,,01!Bht Ir.1'ai1 .'"'"i , mrC ''rcPare for svnchron . .1 a
1 could be that I had dared to speak 'or .with what maiestv si. !u , 1 l ,i, . , , th:in lhat' Presently who should come perfectly with the appe.ira.ive . o
to her at all. and then, without 'con- hJrsel to he 1 X' J a und ' h w4cKnti 7 hnri'Iomc .S"" ' ,1 1 ' Mr" ,M! "P bUtvh" "'T 5 ,R,,t y, b,,,1J c" 4 his 'companion, ,
descending to reply went on. 1 almost made it the heigh- of p es, io for n rter of th. 7 n VI l,C acquaintance. Apparently he d.d not turnc,i om t0 be ..piain,clo.,M,s ....
fvlt as ,f she had given me a slap a nicrt. outsider to venture to ad Ire" ll n 'C know h,,n nOW ; hf pa,Sd "'it0 tl,C t',"ased in ,,lc company's hi,.... i
across my face. hcr-that aUo wis a mvsterv to me ? tab , ll,L''h": then compartment at who.e door he was ,hat hi, sllddcniv ucrvcd sUK. ,
After cfinncr I saw her again in the A i h d o wis h to l?ve a scene hi I, ,u ' i"'5' fhiI,,r Tl cro to landing, without a nod or sign ot ,umped to the conclusion that a
lounge. Shc wore some very fine the m l c gar en 'ph i , 'C ' L,er ,S,lc ,f he '"".. tft on greeting. My glance traveling down warning and its fulfi lment l ad Cv a
jewelry-she was a very striking worn- that 'there nh W a see, THu e e diou 1 u, si, ""hone , lMrm- 1 '"V sta,)ll,"e,0,,t- therU,at those two officer oi t 1
nn tientit nil u fr,i,v.i'l a , ..,.t . , . . . ,u n c ' 1 a.iout to sit l Hope unnoticed Mile n eomnarmiL'iit only a few doors ... . i
brooch was pinned i to her A e go" ' "e'P ' T , V" ", lidl .''Mr' J.?"" ! off was Mr! John Tung.'
she approached 1 saw it was unfas- ,aw Icr leave the gardens and I . ,rhn? tt .! " V V'""' 1 hen I Tl,is lid n0t, SU", "1C a M- 1 I1'1
end; it fell within a foot of where v hen I had seen that I stre He l l'l.?ck i ', ,,,'arc,, ,"f 'vents not propose that those three gentle-
I was sitting. I picked it up and of- There under th" shady " 1 . 1,ai . rIll,;i ?lil occur did men should travel with the gray-
fcrcil it to her. wi h the usua formula. Z , -lu Z 7 ,1 ''.i,!"' ,. at a ,cn- m'r. '"'stling Knyard the frocked lady by the five-five train to
"I think this is vour broocbvo - A i. (Z " fc "comers saw nc envelope lying on town,
have just drom.cd it." ' i Af r V hVn whin, t .i '. .-V,ca 11 PicKcii it up. perceived
, i. . . . i i , .... " ' :"- uli" " ;'s addressed to A r c
How do you think she thanked mcr hotel, I had a surprise, lhcre, ... the Tung, and bore it to that gcntlcm
y.n. iiv.iiiuiv.il a mvuhu io laKC me au, was mv buiuuimii, KUi.iiJ tiirouiill eon i not he.ir tint 1 co. ...i.n. n.i : i.. i i.:. .
K.nr,.!. :r .l. .1 I . . ..1... i I , I ..... ... . .... i, l.t.L ,,ia I UI11.III3. 1 UI LU11.11V.1'. 1 111L L1IJ11I1 11 11 e . ... ..
7U.U'' " 1,1,1 B"i, "iiSlit be 'ine iron, ..oor. i spoKe 10 the hall .said. The waiter began; l the old time cookerv books used oi",fi, 1 'Ii'". ,10t at a"-"ero st"1 ' w
playing her some trick. Then, when porter. ., this le.tcrh "it old-t me ipoKcry books used toiyarUs o(T ,,e ,)k,w ,is brains (M ,,e
sue saw ,t was, hers, she look it and . "is that gentleman staying in the Mr. Tuh'l- ulnnred if c I :. ' i " : ' " "i ".'. .i... as dead before they reached hint
Rath'er than that I would have
ived called in t o aid of Vhe police mough K' . V"' LZZ 'h
ohn ,t would have been a very queer tale 'J , n , ,, o m z ' h
nan. that 1 should have had to tell them. ' " 1Lrn, " ;V 1 1,"!: 1' ' "
Tl.r. nri..r .;,,.. ,i. i . i " i " ." 'rl5p cu will one uiieNJeeieu message t uai
l nc porter intimated that he at the envi- one , , in I. un ...... r .1 1.. 1 1.1 1 "mi.
was. "Can von tell me what I,U .,-,. . 1 .T. .,i.".'." V.' ." ... "'' ' Vi" 1 ' .""'" ry auou.er. mere
"You are verv insi.te.it" is?" Tl. nr .., " ' "ctorc the train
looked it carefully over and what do house?
you suppose she said?
"i juurncy commenced. "hi.
before I started some friends t
me a sort
Tl. . -tl '"I. . . I t . T "- .1
v . . ' L,:,y wuru in sucn , I'viiaps uecause 11 was sucn an 1111
me.ianie tones! bl.e was apparently usual name:
under the impression that I had engi- "Mr. John Tung." Then he added,
necrcd the dropping of that diamond with a smile, "I used to be in the
aaJ. StCp ,n ,nly n.c- '.a'- 1 'n we were on ,the China Mr. Tung looked in the direction in mc
.....v.,.j i.n.iv iu luivt Ull lit" IIIC """II 1 was iun.ivM llieeilUU I ConiL W lie I le mnil ..c nn nn,,.. :i
"Where did vou uet this?" In- nL-e,l
"It was on tliat table, sir."
'Hie one over there, sir."
started still time.
1 rushed to the ladies' waiting room.
I begged a sheet of paper and an en
velope from the attendant in charge.
it was a sheet ot paper winch she gave
and on it 1 scribbled
my heart stood sun. 1 waited lor tnc i dishonor of mv acauaintnncc with n-.mes like l it . 1, , 1 1 '""""" as " 1101 " are watched. Your intent ons
action to continue-not very long In ! 'fhU . t hJ u . .i, " : .1. . , ! ' L r' f f 1-, KeMh,mn 'luitc certain what he meant. arc known.
the distance I saw a big. burly person 1 1: , i;' ' '':, V 1 '" . I ; 1 '. 7 ' '.. .';.... . '. '"'w came it to be there." Who put
started some tr ends the distance I saw a hi" burlv nerson ' i- 1 ..' le Illu', " ." '
Ho d W, w.r 2", '."-T'J, i", I-. m. if 1 ,oM , i jolm Tn. Ui lip
Killed by conscience
They found his luggage in the
partmcut in which he had bem a,
to travel. The contents of In-
ous belongings supplied sutVKur.
plauation of his tragic end. iw ,.
in a small flat off the M.ml '
road alone; the address na
taitied in his bag. When t'-
wen there they found a misce1
collection of articles which i... .
half-wav throned. ,l,e men. ..... w,lal .was c.m'K'. He did not pause j hcr , '
n came n and sat by himself at Sowlv V 2 a foot dr Z Zw. 'iff 'P. ,wo ,Sri '. if I
.u .i.:..t . una mc min ins snapeu iiicmseivcs e.,.,.:i.i r .
...I il .1 If.. 1 I
ild not think where I had seen i..' 1 1 i spons.b e for whatever might
ore. I was puzzling my brain ..Grav (lress. Iacc scarf. Panama ilat.
a second man came across .he r... c..; ..!.
... II I -I....1.. i... i.. . , , nvi-iivt 11. Ull
uiiu siiuiicu aiuwiy uy ins labie,
The big man sauntered on, leaving
.r. .... r.i.i. t i
. .. . , . , . , nic iMin uic iiiuai UIIV.UIU1UI lawie icei-
i to escape him to show that, they s ti,at I i,ad seen sentence of death
in no. tiiinse. nor n.ri ii ii, i. m. ... .. .....
.... ...... .... .. . . - :i c ii nniti i
lhat she went in dancer of her life
I was as( sure ai lhat I was standing
there. The sooner the u-nrnimr int
given the better. As shc turned iuio
turned into another.
acquaintances, yet I distinctly pronounced on an innocent, he pi ' ft and nvi r. h e "tl 'er. 'n?'' " f
c lips o the man who was seat- fellow-crcaturc. I did not propose to The , ee .C lool- inn ' ' ,lllen ,
the table frame about a dozen sh still tl.is.time a allow those three , ln , nn hi f fcn t ! ' t" 1
uncannv bc.ims. undisturbed, to
bite dress, star in her hair, nink1 their evil wills, As at the hotel, the .i .ei. . I.i.. i..''a , lln(1
over left breast. Tonight." question recurred to mc-what wa I ; ' saw nie con iiii' in.0"rI"C -,CI
sirollei.wcn' ?rcIs'y on. and to do , f" . ' . -gnued
luomcii. my nean seemed io uetting up from my cha r I becan .nation. It snid .., nb,i,,i,. ' t. ...
It a came baek to me m ,vnU- -!,,. tl, .....t a. i ........ . ' . ' D " " vu
-. ,. ... . ..urn i.i. v.u, lit.. l:.iiuviis s 11:111 in.n.iv vvisrnc .lint .. . n...i . r i.
I h- not been the e.n.e o , ,1 ,..' .,'. :. " .vi.. ' '"Vv" ,u.,,,sl"1
..mt .. .... LUIIl'llltm 111 ill Ml r--. w r I-.l .
I went to it there?" ' i ,.. r .po',cc .ar,e '"vcimg by the ,ainv, i ,,e origiual instance
telenr.-.m "Can't sav. sir. I , ,,..ri.v ",L ,VL ''"""'' attendance beloimcd to him. There were
M01..1 "i... i..: . :. . j. " "yi- on me lady in tue gray dress, if i bev i,.,i, .,n .,.i .
clerk on ,1,7 mi.er sille of the con, ,e o you an 1 sa v "vour .Ze" i'0 T ,ake V0U 0,,,e ",Cy w,ft .hem we nice'd", . "
seemed rather surprised as he read o ?, 1 'thought i, might be your, & former owners, and in each
the words which I wished to wire. sir'" I , "cn l.,tS-Ho tor t ic gallows I I owner was found to have die:
"1 supose this, is all right?" he "Tea for three, and brine some but- n V . . J"V"cr or.,",ot, "? cinstancos which had never bem
questioned, as if in doubt. ( ,Cred toast." ,a,lt ,hat ,af ,,nc' 1 l,ar1e?'Y l'a'l quatcly cM.lained. This man
"Perfectly all right." 1 replied.' The waiter went. Mr. Tung re- "i1 ! SL'C"i ,r -V''0. ' . 1 1"? ,l sl'ol,,'l to have been carrying on for ,
"Please send that telegram, at once.V , ...ained narin, a' he envelo e as if ? . 1 "5lvaC i'rf 'l,tJst ,,ad i"01' . with perfect impuufty, a hnc.
I qu.lted the oll.ee. leaving that icl-'.here were something in i,, appear- fth c j I 'C ,, i ""r as,,Lr; .in robbc.r aml im,rder-
agraph clerk scauniiig my message as ance which he found a little puzzling. " ,,,,! n,,f.'l 01 , ? cr sl ).potl 1 as alwl's a woman. I,
order. In the course of the afternoon but as his back
was toward me I
if he were still in doubt if it was ; n,i,. of hi rotiinanions n.,l.-.. .'i,..,'.' !mo, llle envelope, winch 1 addrcsscd name was neer ascertained.
in large bold letters to Mr. John clear, from certain piper w!.
1 had another idea. 1 wrote what fol-.mul.l not see' what I... ai,ii ,o,,i, '""S-, a,u'".(li"" Ni little girl found in his flat, that hc b,
".urn tirii iinr im pi- tnc iiiii .... . . .
lituss from the others answer ,. i'i '','' 'viv. ur inir- several enrs or nis xoutn in i'
iivjiii mv vioivi anaiii.1, teen ve.nr old. who wric not ... i m. . 1 .. i .
lows on a sheet of paper
on threw the woman in the
Some r.llil.isll- n riri-nln,- 1 I vm 3 V "V acilllg as 1KT lie M'Cllied to llaVC bCCU
mauve dress on lo the ISrighion line; pose-the sort of thing one does get 1 " ' r no intcd out Mr T..V'a,,l"K; "yaunc-a me mt nlov,
you were responsible for the death of In hotels." Il! Z L S' i!! a'L "I!" VL .i U "
l,l,:,,"Hoe. WCT" aL!)!!: , ?'!,?, ""C"l.dle ?V,0"C' a'"'- -vcloPc into. He ge.e,a,vV" 'hand SV T .
,.... .v, Kuniy , , i.ni.i i a .......v icviii.K i was and come UacK to llle Without bavin,, siintili,,! some nirt pillar' I'
pot it from, I I never s.iw or hearq any
,r either of tin m attain.
Hll uuvn uit- ii (iii. .1 iuui mi: uarticii t c nnfi inmu nmi e t in :r i .1 1 . . .
t- 41. o !." 1 I 1 : -.1. 1 . . ....... .... 11 1 iiu i vu u liisiiir ' in i n tin ill l sr 1 1 lr l n t in uo.,..i., . .i- ..1 -.: 1 . . . . . . . " 1
w " "v,i, ta5t u c iwo jjrev- ucr dv aucmpunc to atldrcss ut it tlm ..n, ,ims nmf tlm 1m.. ... i-'-v'v ; -w,,,, umi mu tti'1'1 " noiu, I I never