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Argyle Case A Kovel ization by J. W. jleConaughy of the Success ful New Play by Harriet Ford, Harvey J. O'Higgins and Detective William J. Uurns. In Which Robert Hilliard Is Appearing :: :: 1912, by Journal-Ameri ?an-Examiner. K CHAPTER VIII. "Trail Hurley!" i Y TON sat examining the bill until Manning returned with the announcement that Mr. Hurley was coming. Kayton tin* banknote into his pocket him in," he said. Mr. Hurley j more largely patronizing than uni a Kay land. ".My here's ÏJU u lurle; 01 a as his of ed how is the mystery getting Mr. Kayton?" he inquired, ae u cigar the detective offered 1 putting it happily, un paused, lighted match in him] looked up at him with a lit : ! i io of surprise. •stery!" lie exclaimed. "Why s no such thing as a mystery if ise a little common sense, Mr. You know, in an affair of this you're confronted by a long line facts, and you hammer away until ,u break through somewhere." He bb cigar and took a puff. "Mr. urley, when you first met Mr. Ar ia- l'v the way, how did you meet r. Argyle?" Mr. Hurley carefully brushed the hes off his cigar and examined the «I of it critically. •Weil, now, Mr. Kayton, I'll tell you out that." he said slowly. "I had a ■stern proposition in which I want to interest him. and I went to his ice, and he proved to be a very ap oachable man. 1 laid the matter be re him in the usual way. He took up, investigated it. found it was bet I had said it was, and we got -ether on it. I suppose that gave m confidence in tne. Are you rough here?" he inquired as Kayton •bed up his hat and slipped on a ;ht overcoat. •Yes." replied the detective. 'Call me up in the morning if I can of any help to you." offered the wyer, also making ready to leave. I'll be in Pittsburgh," said Kayton iettv. "Oh! You are going away?" Mr. urley was interested. "Yes, for the day. My operatives Ive just rounded up a case there, id I've got to see the man and pull in across. Expect to take the night ai ii back." "I'll see you the day after tomor w. then." said the lawyer with a td of farewell as he walked slowly it. "Yes, do." said Kayton. The detective buttoned his overcoat, n his eye about the room again as to make sure he had overlooked •thing and then turned to his assist it with a brief command: "Joe, trail Hurley." Manning was not an easily surpris 1 young man, but now his jaw almost ■opped with amazement. "Wta-a-t!" he exclaimed. "Hurley?" Kayton ehevred his cigar, and an mused gleam came to the corners of is eyes as he surveyed his assistant. "Haven't yon been listening to him?" easked. "No. not particularly," Manning ad litted. "Well, you should have." comment il Ids chief grimly. "That's your usines«. He's way off from normal Vhen a man says 'Now I'll tell you bout that' it's one safe bet he's lying, 'rail him!" Ten seconds later the lawyer bad an ver invisible but ever present shadow Contrary to the copy book wisdom •n the subject, swift action is not a mbit Persons who habitually harry re merely fussy. They seldom accom* •lish much beyond an appearance of ictivity which is deceiving to the un ersed. and they also succeed in get ing real workmen nervous and irri atod. Such people are worse than iseless in a crisis. It is the even tem »ered man who conserves his energy ud never hurries until it is absolute y necessary, who delivers the swift hunderbolts of action that dazzle the vurld. And Kay ton's specialty was conserv i*K and concentrating his energies. When he returned from Pittsburgh ic did not know who had killed Mr. ■Vrgyle. He strongly suspected that Mr- Hurley knew more than he was idling, and his plans had been laid "ith a view to eliminating the lawyer fastening guilt upon him. He did h "t know which would result. He "as not guessing. He had not made tip his mind that the lawyer was in the mesh of the true crime. So he had ! uuke certain just where this figure •d in the game before he could < eed along new lines with certainty It* was expected at his office the sec- I morning after his departure for tsburgb, and the newspapers con- ned the report of his return. They 1 firmed it by telling in seven column idlines what be bad done in Pitts- igh. -eischmanu. the manager, and Nash, a "veteran ~HItl uT the great ileleclive, who was allowed all sorts of priv ileges, were awaiting him in the pri vate office and discussing the news from Pittsburgh when Ivayton arrived. The chief carried a little grip and also some few signs of two successive nights in a sleeping car, but he seemed as calmly energetic as ever. "Hello, boys," he said, with a nod. "Morning, governor," responded his aids. Kay ton stripped off overcoat and gloves, hung his hat and turned to his desk, rubbing his hands to get the morning chill out of the fingers. "Is Cortwright out there?" he in quired without further formality. "Yes." "Send him in." Leischraann disappeared and there came presently into the office a man of about forty who might have been cashier of a reliable bank. He was well dressed. His face was round and honest. His eyes were bright and his speech and gaze were direct and straightforward. "Good morning, governor," he said pleasantly, but respectfully. "Good morning, Cortwright." return ed his chief, looking up with a cheerful smile. "Tell me about this report on the Argyle case." His hand fell on a mass of typewritten manuscript. "Well, we've run out all the inside servants," said Cortwright, "and the cook and the chauffeur. Nothing «We know Hurley's back better than his face." m m m m wrong there at all. We've found the policeman that was on the beat. He has nothing. We looked up some of the discharged servants—a coachman. Nothing to that." All right. That's all," he nodded, and Cortwright withdrew. Kayton picked up the receiver of a desk phone. "Send Joe in here." he ordered, and presently Manning walk ed in with a broad, red scratch like a birthmark on his cheek. Kayton grinned at him. "Hello, Joe. Marked for identification?" Manning slowly raised both hands to his face-one to feel tenderly of the wound on his cheek and the other to carry to his teeth the apple he was eating. "Picked that up trailing Hurley." be mumbled cheerily, his mouth full of fruit. "A fresh cop tried to follow me, and I fell down a fire escape." "How about Hurley?" Manning shook his head dolefully.^ "Nothing doing." he said. "Haven't been able to line him up with any thing. We know Hurley's back better than"his face. We take him out in the morning and trail him around from one office to nnother. He don't go into court. Nothing busy in his office but his tele phone. We take him home aod put ner an ton a yer I ing a the I'll a of a up ed I ! i I 11lie ! he to up ley for By ed if / do everything but How about im to bed at night hear his prayers." Well, don't lose him that fake personal?" It's planted in the morning paper.* Manning fished one out of his overcoat pocket and opened it and gazed at it. '•Sure you got it right?" demanded his chief. " 'Information wanted regarding N. M." Beneficiary Argyle estate. Tol worthy & Mead. St. Paul building, read Manning. "Did the papers bite?" inquired Ivay ton. "Well, one of the evening papers played it up yesterday. Their men beat it to Tolworthy's. and when they couldn't find out anything they chuck ed in some more mystery about a new murder clew and a missing heir to the Argyle estate." Kayton nodded happily. eh. if she doesn't see the personal tuat stuff ought to reach her." Tue desk phone rang, and the attendant .at the outer door informed him that Mr. Hurley ! was asking for Mr. Kayton. The de , „„„ — » — - - _ j tective's eyes gleamed, and he m gesture to Manning. "Hurley? Send him right in. Here. Joe, take these telegrams"—he banded a number o yellow sheets—"they're all mixed up with a half dozen aliases for each counterfeiter. Pick out the informa- tlou and make me a sort of record of past performances. Sit over there kt the desk"—he pointed to one in a cor- ner and 3d71txT meaningly— an ear this way for Hurley." Manning took off his coat and hat and placed himself as ordered ton took out a box of cigars, Ht j™ e and leaned back in his chair, puffing contentedly as the massive form of the lawyer pushed through the door. "I just wanted to speak to you for a moment Mr. Kayton," said the law yer pleasantly, advancing to the des and shaking hands. "Glad to see you any time, Mr. Hur ley," returned Kayton cordially, offer ing the box of cigars. "I expect to get a good deal of assistance from you "I don't know about that," laughed Mr. Hurley, selecting a cigar and availing himself of the lighted match the detective held out. "But. of course. I'll be glad to do anything 1 can." Kayton nodded, and his visitor took a chair, facing him. "By the way," resumed Mr. Hurley, puffing with a smoker's appreciation of a treat, "in line with your theory that it was an old servant who was blackmailing, it' occurred to me that they used to have a coachman who may have a grievance because the chauffeur supplanted him." The detective was impressed. "Do you remember his name?" he inquired, picking up a pencil. "No, but I suppose the family would have it" "Thanks. I'll look him up." "I saw' the Tolworthy & Mead ]>er sonal in the morning paper." remarked Hurley, "and I thought it might be a new' clew r . but they say not. They referred me to you " "Yes." Kayton nodded frankly. "They consulted me. You see. it ap pears that in Mr. Argyle's will, drawn up by the old head of the firm, there was a legacy to a Miss Nellie Marsh. There's no knowledge now in that of fice of Nellie Marsh. The information evidently rested only with old Mr. Tol worthy and Mr. Argyle. The firm ask ed me how to locate her, thinking there might be some scandal." I "Yes. yes!" chimed in Mr. Hurley, ! betraying a hasty concealed eagerness, i "And for that reason." continued I Kayton, apparently without noticing 11lie other's manner, "we used only the ! initials. Did you ever hear Mr. Argyle refer to a Miss Marsh?" Mr. Hurley stroked his chin. "Well, now. I'll tell you about that." he said reflectively. "When w T e were discussing the new will we didn't get to the lesser legatees." "Oh, it's too large a sum to have been simply a bequest to an old serv ant!" protested Kayton. "It runs well up in the thousands." "Well, in that case," said Mr. Hur ley without interest, "the person will probably be expecting to be remem bered by Mr. Argyle and show up." "Oh, yes." agreed Kayton. "The whole thing may be perfectly inno cent. but to avoid anything unpleasant for the family the lawyers thought they had better be on the safe side. By the way. Mr. Hurley, you under stand. of course, that this is strictly confidential?" "Oh, of course—of course!" exclaim ed the lawyer hastily. The telephone bell rang, and as Kayton turned to the instrument Mr. Hurley rose. "Well, I won't take up any more of your time." he said. "Going so soon? Well, come in again. Mr. Hurley," invited the detec tive. Thank you. I will," declared the lawyer. "1 shall be interested to hear if there's any new development in the case." , m keep you posted." Kayton as sured him. and with a nod Mr. Hurley withdrew. "Ask Mr. Colt to come right in," said / lay ton into the phone. great good built be not root in ► . dirt dirt if _ Continued Next Week o up of kt Select Seed Early A Central States seed improve ment propaganda has formulated the following rules for seed corn selec tion, I. Select four times as much as you need. II. Select from the standing grain before October 1st. III. Store in a dry, well-venti lated room. IV. Test the germination of five kernels of each ear. V. Grade the seeds to even size. VI. Plant one side of the field from the best ears and from this part of the field select next year's seed. This principle of seed selection may be applied to other crops than corn. The plan of selecting the seed from plants at the time of harvest or be fore is as much better than bin or crib selection as these are better than no selection at all. The grading of seeds insures even distribution and stronger germination. Setting apart a portion of the field where carefully selected seed was used for next year s seed supply is in line with agricul tural progress. Hill selection of seed potatoes is far better than bio selec tion, particularly after the cook has picked the supply over all winter. Po tatoes won't run out if the need is properly selected. Home grown seed is preferable to imported s«ed-«xcept in very rare cases.— F. S. Cooley/ Farmers' Institute. Winter Storage A good outside pit or cellar for the storage of roots and other crops is of great use on the farm. The cellar should have room enough to accom modate all the vegetables needed or raised for the winter. It should have good ventilation, also, and should be built so that the vegetables will never be in danger of freezing. An outside cellar is more desirable than the house cellar, because the latter does not provide proper ventilation for suc cessful storage nor is it a healthful place for such a purpose. 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