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Argyle Case A Novélisation by J. W. MoC'onaughy of the Success ful New Play by Harriet Ford, Harvey J. O'Higgins and Detective William J. Burns. In Which Robert Hilliard Is Appearing :: :: 2, by Journal-Ameri- -Examiner. CHAPTER XII. Hurley's Visit. K In* had gone Kreisler liclii-d I" himself and slowly '■•ked the liille gutta percha a\ lie held on the raille I>e M i's. Martin, who had lain ua\ watched him for a time ad at last, arose with a deep ■ heard. 'The "cradling" -faiiily, and he looked up. !'!ete softening of his entire heart, you are very tired," ilerly. The woman walked and stood beside him, look vith love and dread in lier •lipped one arm around her the tray with the other, i." Hie said suddenly, "I e it all up. Let's go!" hi- head. "Where is your ! >■ d*air?" he said in gentle I 'Where is your courage?" now, Friedrich. I'm terri i'm panic stricken! There's ! much—too much— Argvle's I sh' lie interrupted sternly. ] tu ! the woman's terrors were upper 1 And that morning with tlie de !»•.•! •.fsfile went on, with a shudder. •'Ali. I shouldn't have gone there!" "That was Hurley!" growled Kreis ].■•". wiili a frown. "That was ids rash \o. ' said Mrs. Martin after a little pail'* - ; I risked it myself—for the liioii.o. Honest money! 1 wanted to fc fide to say to you: 'Here, now we lia vc enough. Let us cut loose from this lib.....all these people.' Friedrich, I wain to be safe!" ! J ! j j ; ! I j t Me took lier hand and pnrted it softly, ••They are foolish little fears," he said goutly. "Think how we are already safe. And ihiuk of all the years that i have spent to make us safe. Look i ai it!" lie lifted a hundred dollar gold ! «■eiaitlente from the table. "It is per- | feet! I could pass that to the experts j at the treasury. ll will be the first ; bine in the history of the world and"— j lie si ruck his chest, and his eyes Hashed i "and it is I who shall do it! iu a few ■ weeks the whole country will be flood- i ni with them—('iiicago. Denver, Sail j Francisco, New Orleans, Philadelphia, , Ihiston, New York—all on the same j day Then we shall go, with the whole j world for our playground!" But the woman could not lie warmed I with his enthusiasm. She shivered i and her eves roamed about the half lit ! mom with a haunted, terrified look "We s ihn 11 be hunted always— wher ever \vt ' go," ' she declared in a low voice. We . •an never get away from it. It's too b ig Friedrich—it's too big! They'd ne\ el let a man who could make a bill like that escape. You kuow if one of these men were caught bed betray you to save himself. The government would pardon him—would I'union them all—to get you. Safe! Every prison in the world would be waiting for you!" Kreisler' s head sank slowly, and lie fhuvd darkly at the table from under Ids bushy. knitted brows. shall never go to prison again," said slowly and ominously. "If I mu caught"— He felt her shudder and stopped in the middle of the seu as "1 hope to i led you'll kill me, too, fiten. Friedrich! !" she cried. "I'd never haw- the couru go to kill myself, and it would De tin tiii*.'' • end of everything for He rose and put l>ot b hands on her filing for aiders .ind gazed long and earnest iitn her face. Gi. yon are a great soul!" hebreath tssi mutely. "You give up every uie! You leave everybody; >"n -live up your little daughter; you Gi:ov prison with me! And I!" He made a gesture of bitter despair and M ' lf impi'uach. "I Like—take—take! I «'in the selfish one! And now, when I * would take my life, you would ■finie death with me. Ah. you are the grout soul i' ll" turned back to his work to hide ' I working of the deeply lined face. Ha- woman, too, moved off as if her ♦■»lotions were too strong to control. • il( ' leaned on the mantel and stared 11,0 'l"' blackened fireplace in silence ' or some time. (,!| if I could only make you feel ' ' I do! she exclaimed in dreary de ' 1 ' I'm so oppressed, Friedrich!" turned to him again. "This is a "'"'it thing that yon have Invented— ,**! is Process of color photography, what can be done with it! It ild mean millions to you—and my love," lie replied gently, !,,lt shook his head, "In an honest 'd yes! But they would cheat me. I would steal it. And, see. I must 1:|V '* mmiey to finance it, to protect it. '"'L when all this blows over—in enxuyny. uerhans Who knows?" tin to in we of j I j j his ror ; all The buzzer sounded loudly, and he ! looked up. ; "That must be Skidd." he muttered, and walking quickly to the door, he opened it and slipped out into the dark hall. He called softly and there was a confused murmur from below. Then he returned with heavy frown on his face. *'No, it is Hurley," he exclaimed. "Hurley!" echoed Mrs. Martin, star m ! I ! I j i ! | j ; j i ■ i j , j j I ! "We shall be hunted always," she de clared. tied. "He ought to know better than J Ibis. He oughtn't to come here." "It must be because (»age telephoned ! to him about the girl," ventured Krois j 1er. j 'Oh, yes," agreed the woman, geeat ; ly relieved. But t he frown did not <lis ! appear from Ivreisler's face. I "Always lie is linding fault with j things we do," he grumbled. "And i' t is he who makes the mistakes." At that moment the lawyer, in even ing clothes, stepped in at the door, fol lowed by Gage. 'A on are wrong to come here!" de clared Mrs. Mart in abruptly. "What's this about your bringing a strange woman here?" demanded the lawyer, his manner more abrupt than the woman's. "I hat s all right," declared Mrs. Martin, "You needn't worry about that. I kuow what I'm doing." "W hat are you doing?" he demanded roughly. "Do not be so rude," interposed Kreisler with dignity. "She will ex plain to you." "Friedrich," said Mrs. Martin quiet ly, "you and Gage go downstairs and let me talk to him." "But, my dear." protested the artist, with a gesture toward the table. "I cannot leave all this here." "Well, 1 guess my seat's wanted." snapped Gage, making for the door '.'I suppose when it's finie for me to know what's goin' on in this shack I'll be tipped off by the bull on the beat!" j I j I i j j j I j j ! j ry of I I i beat!" "Well, who is it?" demanded Elurlev, ! after Gage had vanished "It's Miss Mazuret"— "What!" exclaimed Hurley, the color stricken from his face in an instant. "Kayton asked me to take charge of her." explained Mrs. Martin simply. "My God! Are you crazy?" gasped the lawyer. "It would have been crazy to re fuse." returned the woman as quietly as ever. Hurley swallowed hard and bit his lip. "This is a plant!" lie declared in a hoarse whisper. "But. listen"— "The one person in the world that you should have kept furthest away from !" "Oh, do not talk. Hurley!" broke in Kreisler with impatience and con tempt. "Listen, listen!" Hurley gulped again, but made no further effort to speak, and Airs. Mar tin told the story simply but rapidly. "When I went in that day about the legacy be was planning to have the girl disappear," she said. "He wanted to protect her from reporters, and, be sides, he suspected some one in their house, and he wanted to throw all tLie suspicion on her and put them off their guard. It was .my telling him that 1 had furnished rooms that put the idea in his head. He thought, of course, that I must be under obligations to Mr. Argyle, and I couldn't refuse to take ber without arousing his suspi cions. How could I? What excuse could I give? I couldn't tell him why we didn't want her in this house." "It would have been better to let that legacy go," declared Kreisler darkly. Hurley had been gradually pulling himself together, and as he listened to Airs. Martin's even voice he lost some of the ghastly look that the announce ment had brought to.his face. "Hold on!" he exclaimed "Wait a j minute. What was that? Do you I mean to tell me that he s using us to throw the real criminals off the track?" "Yes," replied Mrs. Martin, her lips j twitching faintly. "Well, by Jove!" exclaimed Hurley, j his voice cracking with the excess of relief, the strong reaction from his ter- j ror of a few moments before. "Never- j ; sleep Kayton!" he crowed and burst | into a hearty laugh. "Isn't lie won i derful, this great detective? Oh. it's j all advertising—he's a pinhead! If he t knew the kind of horsehair they have i i I i j ! ! ! j he he the 1,1 s °me or tnese longing house mat tresses, eh, Kreisler?" "Hush!" warned the German. "Not so loud." Put Hurley was irrepressible. Have you seen the papers?" he chuckled. <♦>>* j "This is a plant!" declared Hurley. I •'They're full of her flight. Everybody is now sure of her guilt." j "How terrible!" shuddered Mrs. Mar I tin. with a catch in her voice. ' Who i is it that Kay ton suspects?" "How could you guess?" laughed Hurley scornfully. "A man with a j mind like that! I judge he thinks it's j Bruce— because he hasn't taken him Into his confidence—and the boy's dis- i tracted. He's got the whole city j j searching for her." I "Friedrich." exclaimed the woman ; j ns if suddenly seized with a terrible j j dread, new and overpowering. "if they 1 ! never find out the truth they'll never j clear her! And if they do find out"— | The hiatus was sternly impressive. ! Hurley shrugged his shoulders. "Oh. Kayton will cook up some sto- I ry to cover his failure," be said lightly, j And, laughing quietly, he went out j and down the stairs to the street. He j did not know that in the upper room of tiie house next door Manning was i swearing at him softly, while two of j, his associates read his shorthand notes i over the boy's shoulder. Manning re i vered his chief. Whan the ütiaat door hsid Kreisler looked at Mrs. Martin and shook his head soberly. "He should have kwpt away from this detective," he declared uneasily. "It is a bad tiling when a man is too bold from apprehension. He should not sniff around traps." The woman did not seem to' hear. "Friedrich," she cried distractedly, "what have I done to Mary? I have tried to keep our lives as far apart as I couid. but it seems as if the devil had drawn us together—to ruin her." "It is not so." he assured her gently, taking her in his arms. "Tt is the luck ,'CX j j | i j t i /Æf: "Friedrich," she cried, "what done to Mary?" have I It 'of the game, just a little bad luck! i will pass." "Oh. if you'd only listen to me!" she mourned. "If you'd only come away. If you'd only come away"— Bzzzr-r! warned the buzzer from above tlie door. I "Who is that?" she demanded quick i ly. He could feel her turn rigid as stone in his arms, aud he patted her j cheek with his hand. "It must be Skidd." he said quietly. ! and, releasing her, went to the door ! and softly opened it. listening to the ! sounds from below, j "It es. it is he," he said, and frown ed slightly. "Gage is with him. I'm afraid Skidd has been drinking." (To be continued.) Commencing' October 15 I will work for Cash only C. S. JOHNSTON i j ; j 1 PROSPECT HEIGHTS Be wise and buy a lot on the easy payment plan MILLER & JORDAN THE HUB ^ NOTHINO W. F. STUTZ, Prop. BUT THE BEST GOODS Sunny Brook. Pickwick Rye, Fitzgerald Pure Wines, and Cigars that Smoke. HANDLED. Whiskies. Cosy Parlors and Courteous Treatment. 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