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ments tmtill bo sjigo-ously proseeated.
The Girl of Mystery
By the
Copyright, 1014.
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now exhibiting this production in
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This story is being shown at the
Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays
Valuable governmental papers are stolen
by Thompson, follower of Loubeque, In
ternational spy, from General Love, whom
Loubeque hatee. In Manila. Love's daugh
ter Lucille flies to a steamer to recover
the papers in order to clear the name of
Lieutenant Gibson, whom she loves.
Loubeque, tampering with the wireless
on the steamer, Is hurt.
Lucille nurses
him In an attempt to recover the papers.
Lucille gets the papers, but the ship la
wrecked. She is cast ashore on a Paclflc
island and is taken by a native chief to
his hut to nurse his sick child.
The native child is restored to health,
and the grateful natives idolize Lucilla
Loubeque. also cast ashore, tries various
plans to recover the papers, but In vain.
Loubeque. baffled, forges a message
from a neighboring chief to lure Lucille
away from her friends. She falls into a
pitfall, losing the documents.
Loubeque's native aid steals the papers
from his master, and Lucille takes them
from the native after he is killed by a
lion. She finds and follows an under
ground passage in the jungle.
Lucille falls Into the hands of a tribe
of ape men. whose leader drops a neck
lace of priceless rubies, which she takes.
She and Loubeque are rescued from the
island by a yacht commanded by Captain
The girl and Loubeque are set adrift In
an open boat by Wetherell after she re
pulses the captain's advances, and he
takes the papers.
Saved by fishermen. Lucille and Lou
beque are in China. As she passes a
house Loubeque's diary is thrown to her
mysteriously. She tries to board a vessel
bound for America. Loubeque recovers
the papers from Wetherell.
Lucille stows
away, is caugnt ana
dresses as a cabin boy with the aid of
the captain of the steamer in order to
search Loubeque's stateroom for the
pers. He catches her at work.
Loubeque takes the papers from Lucilla
Landing at San Francisco she Is kid
naped by the spy and held a prisoner In
Loubeque's house by Thompson.
She throws a message from her window
to the captain of the boat, who passes
the house, and a fight follows, which Lou
beque wins. He la hurt, and she takes
and hides the papera Thompson tries
steal the rubies.
At Loubeque's ranch In Mexico „
which Loubeque takes Lucille, the girl la
befriended by a mysterious Mexican, who
Jwilps her to escape after ahe strikes down
Lucille flees across the border and
: meets Lieutenant Carmody. an army
friend. He puts her on a train for San
Francisco. On the train is Thompson,
watching her.
11th and 12th Installments
Chapter XVIII Continued
from last week
frith «me who could reulize what all
these things meant.
'"The general is under a heavy cloud
of suspicion. He has requested an in
quiry Into his own conduct in the af
fair. The messages were moat impor
tant—in fact, their sale could harm us
"Aud the people think that I"—
"You have long since been given up
for drowned. Harley told of taking
you aboard the Empress. The wreck
la common knowledge, of course. 1
must reassure them immediately."
"No," she shook her head decidedly
"I have gone this far, and I firmly be
Here some influence is at work on my
behalf, helping me to do things bet
ter than any than could do them."
"But"— he protested.
"No," ahe shook her head finely.
"You have no idea bow dangerous a
tfsse It la working against Hugo
Loubeque. There in every chance that
y bo
I succeed. Fa
it. pspg*e
ha may yet defeat me; that I
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or injured
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means to me? Can't you see that the
mnu who has ruled and ruiued nations,
who has compelled thousands to do
his will, has every chance of success
against anything a man could do?"
The officer smiled a superior smile.
Lucille merely took the diary of the
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He Get Her Some Proper Clothing.
spy from its hiding place and placed it
in his bands, watching the swift
changes of expression upon Ills face
he read. Finally lie returned it to the
"Please eat," lie said quietly, motion
ing toward the end of tile desk wtiere
the orderly was spreading a cold re
past of canned nieats and vegetables
and steaming coffee, "and forgive me
if I can't talk now.
Is liest to be done."
Lucille smiled.as she devoted her at
tention to the repast. She finally fin
ished to find young Lieutenant Cnr
rnody staring fixedly at lier, ills brow
must think what
••lt s too much for me," lie muttered, j
"Of course it is," she laughed hearti- j
'■But 1 firmly believe that I will ]
"But why?"
"Because." and all the mirth had
gone from her face, all the laughter
from the eyes that were reverently
lifted, "because everything I have done
has been done for the sake of love and
'because love has watched
helped me. That is the reason. Lien
tenant Cnrmody. Hugo Loubeque
never be beaten or brought to justice
because of fenr or hate, for bis own
powers in that direction are greater
than those of nations."
over me and
The officer unwillingly
agreed. "What do you propose doing?
Isn't there some way in which
help yon?"
answered promptly.
"You cun let me have money,
can tell me how to dispose of one of
these valuable rubles, or all of them,
and you can help me catch the first
train for San Francisco."
Carmody whistled aloud his amazed
delight us he regarded the marvelous
jewels in the necklace sbe laid
the table.
Then he loaned her the
money he had and insisted upon her
lying down and resting until be could
skirmish up some proper clothing and
find out about the trains.
It was dawn before she wakened,
and. though abe felt alarm lest he bad
allowed her to miss a train, his reus
surauce and the sight of the clothing
he had found for her made things
seem much brighter. Then, too. the
ninety odd dollars in currency seemed
far more than even the rubies about
her neck.
boarded the train, assisted by
rind looking young officer, her heart
light and gay, for sbe felt within her
self that the Journey that had been
long and so hasardons was finally
noaring an end; that the familiar, dear
faces would surround her
Several hours later ahe
a wor
on every
With every clamping of the wheels
upon the frogs of the track her heart
gave up a song of confidence, for Hugo
Loubeque had put forward his
strength against her and. added to
tills, the strength of a portion of his
organisation. Ha had imprisoned her
In two apparently Impregnable places,
and still aha waa here, all unbeknownst
to btw. speeding toward his bous«. In
tent upon beating him one# and for
1 1 m î i
And In the compartment at which
** •***** "!** u wgnafr g eyes Themp
mm regarded bar In «ha minor, hla
own ayes glittering with malicious'»,
umph and with'avarlce.
Thompson crouched back in his
partment, felgulng deep slumber while
the colored porter made up Ills bed.
Immediately the porter disappeared he
became the incarnation of energy. His
hands nervously fumbled with the lock
of his grip, opening It finally and dis
closing a* secret trap in the bottom,
from which he took an atomizer, u pair
of nippers and a bottle of pnle viscid
For an hour he waited, motionless,
not eVen his fixed eyes blinking as he
regarded the curtains of the berth Lu
cille occupied.
He was swift; he was certain; he
was sure. Deftly purling the curtains,
he looked down upon the sleeping girl.
No atom of pity was in bik heart. All
the thief now, his eyes glittered as he
allowed them to rest upon the glowing
strand of stones about her neck.
Swiftly he leaned over, applying bia
pinchers to the gus jet and unscrew
ing it so that the odor of the gus
slowly began filling the stuffy section.
Then he gently sprayed the ether across
her fuce, never moving when she
consciously stirred to fight off the an
Her breathing became heavier while
her lips took on a bluish tinge. The
gas was becoming stronger, and he
knew her condition would be ascribed
to asphyxiation when abe recovered
from the effects of the ether. Stoop
ing, with no appearance of care now,
he unfastened the rubies from lier
throat. A moment he waited, slipping
them in his pocket, then he slipped
back to bis own compartment.
Carefully he repacked his grip, tuck
ing the necklace In his breast pocket.
Against the door he crouched, waiting.
No trace of anxiety he showed. He
was confident of himself. Came a
clamping down upon the ties as the
air brakes worked. Thompson threw
open ills window, looking out to dis
cover It was oiqioslte a tiny station.
With a pocket knife he cut out the
screen that separated him from the
Cautiously he looked up aud down
the track. The train
was slowing
down. He tossed his bag far out from
him, then slipped partially through the
window. The lights of the station
j were almost in his eyes when he juuip
j ed, lauding on his feet and regaining
j his balance with an effort. Then he
] permitted himself the luxury of a
1 smile.
The next train through would be
time enough, and the booty in Ids
breast pocket was worth many risks.
Lucille felt herself struggling with a
despei-ute enemy, one whose fingers
were of steel as they fastened them
selves about her throat, grasped at her
breath and held it despite lier utmost
efforts. Even in the effort to waken,
unsuccessful though it was. she seem
ed to recognize the calm, imperturba
ble, businesslike features of Thompson.
Then site felt a sensation of ease and
comfort and peace such as had not
been hers for a long time, and she al
lowed heraelf to drift away upon the
gentle flowing river that hummed Its
song in her ears.
She awakened to find herself being
aliaken violently by the conductor and
a porter, whoae ebony face had chang
ed to a saffron shade. Her head ached
so fearfully that ahe pressed her fever
ish palma to her temples to keep it
from bursting. Her throat and mouth
felt as though she had been subsisting
upon a diet of cotton soaked in oil.
She staggered to her feet aud stood,
dazed aud bewildered, In the aisle of
the trar.
over to two women, who stood with
her upon the platform, supporting her
trembling figure while the fresh air
drove away the fumes of chloroform
and gas to which abe had been sub
First she felt the rush of the train,
the dotting of lights in the distance, the
rush of the train past the lights, only
to come upon a new cluster. And sbe
wag rushing, rushing, rushing, Ju»t like
these lights to a cavernous blackness
which she could not describe even to
Suddenly the reason for her being
upon the train came to her, and her
hands sought her breast, then her
throat. With a little cry she staggered
back into the arms of the women.
"Robbed Î" she gasped. "I have been
The women looked at one another
pityingly, then Incredeloasiy and final
ly beUevlngly as-they caught the paUur
Mdtjr ep the girl's face. Sum
m<ming all her strength, she turned the
knob of the ileor and seugbt the con
The conductor turned her
duccer. He looked incredulous st the
gW's charge, hnt investigation shewed
that the light had bom ta mp e r e d wtek
Nothing, however,
fist»' «Mtdiiatt fiten
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search of the car.
Lucille «reut with htm from place to
place, eeaontng every face. But ahe
knew who bad done this thin«. When
*he fought ««atnat the angers of the
drugs they had been the Angers of
Thompson. When she had slipped
from peaceful slumber Into the drug
ged stupor It was Thompson she had
been bravely fighting.
But Thompson-where had he disap
peared? What had become of the
"We know who the thief was, miss,"
reported the conductor a little later.
"He had the compartment facing
section. The screen Is cut out.
must have dropped out the window
after working his game."
Lucille smiled faintly.
"A medium sized man. rather dark,
plainly dressed, with features that ~
body would notice especially and—a
livid scar across the side of his face,"
she murmured. »
The man looked at her in surprise.
"Thompson." she murmured. "Yes:
it was Thompson. I was positive from
the first."
As the conductor corroborated her
description of the thief she lay back
against the dusty cushions of her seat
idly watching the train charging across
the landscai«. She had started badly,
but she clinched her teeth firmly. Her
purpose was firm as ever, her rage a
bit higher.
Hugo Loubeque cursed profoundly to
himself as he paced up and down the
floor of his Bun Francisco house. From
below came the sounds of his servants
searching into every nook and cranny
of the mysterious house for the packet
of papers and documents he knew Lu
cille had hidden here.
He frowned heuvlly as he went to
the window and looked down upon the
street, deserted now save for the old
woman who trudged toward the place.
She carried a basket of fruit over-bar
arm and loubeque smiled grimly
she disappeared from his sight, then
reappeared after being turned away
from the door by the servant.
As be idly studied the woman
thing about her caught and held his
attention. She moved alowly, but there
was an affectation about that slow
Loubeque'« eyes were fastened, like
those of a hawk now, upon the old
woman. She had stopped beside the
Suddenly the bent form straightened
and he read the Impulsive resolve of
youth in every movement of the Illy
attired old woman. Her hand groped
upon the ground,
up a stone and smash the fire alarm.
Came the sound of Are engines
rolling down the street
watched the woman. She dashed to
ward the captain as he darted up In
his light buggy, pointing eagerly
toward the house of the spy, her eyes
glowing with excitement Then Lon
beque smiled as he pressed a bell and
ordered the search to stop Immediately.
Before the rush of firemen with their
hose the door opened.
alarm box on the corner
He saw her pick
Their heavy
feet slumped ui>on the stairs, through
out tlie house. But Loubeque did not
move. He watched Lucille as she
tossed aside the habiliments she had
worn over her girlish clothes. She
looked swiftly about to make certain
no one was in sight. Then she swiftly
approached the extra truck upon which
the slickers and hats of the firemen
were Inid. Once more she looked about
her, then flung herself into a long rub
ber coat and jammed a helmet
her bead.
Swiftly Loubeque peered over the
stairs. Without an instant's hesitation
Lucille had sped to the basement. He
tiptoed to the room that had been as
signed her when lie held her captive
here. Fressing a button, one wall of
the room opened. He peered below,
watching her as, below, she searched
feverishly for the papers.
Loubeifue quietly moved back to bis
own room. Slowly his fingers reached
out. Came a slight clink of machinery.
Then the spy stepped below and re
ceived the assurance of the fire captain
that everything wag well. Hla smile
was that of a man quite positive that
everything was more than well.
An Appaal.
L UCILLE started just as her hands
encountered the packet of be
grimed papera and documenta.
* A faint -bumming sound min
gled with the heavy tread of the fire
men above stairs. But she had won,
was victorious after many defeats.
Still, that sound—
Sbe seemed to have heard it before.
With a little cry of horror she looked
up, her hands clasping the packet to
her breast. The room that had been
her boudoir waa slowly closing down
iqion her, wag moving down, down,
down. Its dark floor threatening to
crush her like a letterpress closes upon
Its contents. Then it stopped.
She looked toward the door through
which ahe had entered, her delight at
the eycape dying before the sight of
Loubeque's tall, saturnine figure In the
doorway, the glowing cigar tip picking
out his every feature, the hateful
smile ui>on his face. He extended hU
band, bowing gracefully, sardonically.
"Tha packet of papers. Miss Lucille.
If you please." be murmured.
For the fleeting second Lucille won
dered what would happen did she re
fusa to surrender the papers to Lou
beque-wondered what diabolical thing
t «»liter ht» bntisi when he found
hinsaif MM. A glance at tha room
which had started to descend upon her
the thought away as quickly ss
a shudder through her siea
Slowly, reluctantly, she
Mm furtively, as with to* utm£t oo m
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toe packet te Mm
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She Saw Loubeque In tha Doorway.
breast pocket.
Slowly he co:
R icted her up the
In his prit ate room he motion
ed her to a chair, seating himself at
the desk.
"I am not going to threaten
again," he said quietly.
"I wish you
to know that this is the last time
can interfere with my plans,
can you not be made to see what folly
it is—this fight against me?"
"Mr. Loubeque," she said softly,
"have you never grieved that it is im
possible for the finer feelings you
continually suppressing to be returned
because your ambitions are cruel and
base? I do not like to wage this
stant war with you. I do not like to
battle with the man who has been
kind to me in his own way that I could
love him as another father. But you
would ruin my father; you would
wreck my sweetheart's life. You would
keep me apart from perfect happiness
after I have merely peeked through
the door of that happiness only to have
it slammed shut in my face. Can't
you aee that it is you who must go
down to defeat? Can't you see that
love such as supports a frail girl to
battle with you as I have done will
not be downed by thé most powerful
man? Can't you see that I cannot stop
even if I do sometimes grow very
tired and sick at heart and pray to
this soul of mine to let me lie down for
a little while and rest? Host—rest"—
She broke off with a sob of the most
acute distress. "There is no such word
as rest for me. Always it is go ou, go
on, constantly go on, until it seems I
must fall nlong the wayside. But I do
not fail.
I have won from you con
stantly; I have always won, and I
shall always continue to win. And
yon know It, Mr. Loubeque, for I
see It on your fare—now."
Like one iusplrod she wag, as the
baiting tonos of her idea changed to
those of passionate conviction, a cer
tainty that expressed itself in words
tumbling from the tongue with utter
abandon, words (hat seemed to come
from other lips than her own. And as
Loubeque looked back at the beauti
ful figure of the girl he was surprised
to see that suddenly she seemed to
have changed, that the slip of a child
who had come on board the Empress
from the hydroaeroplane bad suddenly
become a woman of such capacity for
love and hate as even he himself did
not have.
Came back to him the girl he had
loved and whom he still loved as fond
ly ns in the old days of Flirtation walk
at tlie Point, from which lie had been
expelled. Swiftly she came to his
side, placing her hand upon his shoul
der. her voice low and tender again
like the sighing of an April breeze
through the greening baby leaves.
"You think you are working for hate,
and all the time you are working for
the same reason that I am—you are
working because of love. Can you
not see what a perversion of love Is
this thing you constantly seek to do?
Can you not"—
Lucille could feel the man's shoul
ders trembling, could mark the tre
mendous effort he made at self con
trol. She was almost ready to plead
with him for a return of the papers,
to give up his entire life work and
count It failure, confident that be was
well along the road to doing so, when
a rap sounded on the door.
For some reason which she could not
define a shudder ran through her at
the sound. Bhe seemed to recognize a
sinister presence close by. Sbe glanced
at Loubeque, and her heart sank as
sbe saw the wave of emotion she had
bred within him hud passed, that be
waa again the Icy, indefatigable Inter
national spy.
"Come In," be called briskly.
Slowly, cautiously, yet with not the
slightest uncertainty, the door pushed
open. Before the visitor appeared on
the threshold Lucille knew who It
would be.
For a moment ahe waa taken aback
by Thompson's perfect aplomb. Sbe
knew he had been the one who robbed
her of her necklace, that he had spray
ed her with ether and taken It from
about her throat while she slept And
yet not so much as by the quiver of an
eyelaah did ha show any sign of sur
print or fear.
"I was delayed, sir," the butler be
gan apologetically, when Loubeque
lifted his hand imperatively.
"Ton ware delayed," coldly repeated
the spy, separating avary syllable and
meting It ont ns though it warn a death
belter that
you warn delayed,
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letter, Thompson, fia Inform* me he
Intends turning traitor to my interests
that he Intends assisting Miss Love to
make her escape."
"Quite so, sir," murmured the butler
"I am Informed by him that he spied
upon you while you cut through the
bars of Miss Love's window."
Thompson did not stir, but Lucille
saw the scar go a sickly white.
"The man lied, sir."
"Men do not lie at such moments."
For just a moment Thompson was si
lent. The bush upon the room
profound as to make the ticking of
Loubeque's watch strike upon the ears
like mallet strokes. Slowly the butler's
index finger moved to the
his cheek.
was fto
sear upon
"The man you speak of evidently did
the work in the hope of releasing Miss
i gained this scar while trying
to prevent the flight, sir."
"It's a He!" Luctlle burst forth pas
sionately. "That man tried to rob
here In this vet .7 house. That was
why 1 insisted upon a maid to serve
me when I took the drug you put In
the drink."
"Why did you not mention it at that
time?" The spy's tones were dubious.
"Because I did not wish you to know
I had anything of such value about
"Value? You had no money when
you left Mauila."
"No, but I obtained possession of a
wonderful ruby uecklace in the cavern
of the Jungle Just before I was res
cued by the filibuster. Three nights
ago when I boarded the train for here
that man drugged me while I slept
and stole the necklace from about
Then he dropped out of the
window of his compartment. That is
why he was detained."
Loubeque fastened his cold
the butler,
steady as a rock. Lucille studied the
Judge and culprit earnestly. She could
see that Thompson was beating down
the spy's belter In her story. Swift
a flash, without a second's thought, she
darted toward the thief. She had
tlced his fingers Involuntarily seek the
right hand breast pocket of bis coat
eyes upon
The man had nerves
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His Fingers Gripped Thompson's
when she made her charge. In one
swift movemeut she had ripped open
the coat With the other hand she
plunged toward the place site knew
the necklace to lie.
At first Thompson was taken off his
guard. Then he sprang back with a
hoarse cry of rage and alarm, forgetfnl
of everything. The girl clung to her
hold like a tigress,
wrist roughly and thrust her. reeling,
across the room, bis eyes glaring as,
with clinched fists, he stared at her,
while, dazed though she was by the
violence of him, she held triumphantly
In her hand the gorgeously dazzling
ruby necklace.
Hugo Loubeque did not utter a
sound; did not change expressions for
one instant 8 lowly. with all the lei
surely grace of some giant animal, he
rose and stepped toward bis minioiT
The cold expression in his eyes had
turned to one of grim ferocity, such
an expression as made Lncilie shudder,
as she saw his fingers reach out and
grip Thompson about the throat, press
ing, pressing—
Not hurriedly, but with cold, definite,
murderous purpose, the spy slowly
forced the struggling figure Into limp
ness, then cast him from him without
apparently making the slightest effort,
rubbing his palms slowly together as
though the touch had defiled them.
Lucille was chilled with horror
she watched the spy reseat hlmaelf,
his face calm and emotionless. Ap
parently he had quite forgotten the
huddled, silent figure upon the floor,
whose blackened face waa slowly re
gaining its color,
groaning when Loubeque Impatiently
pressed a button and waited for an an
He grasped her
Thompson waa
When the Owl Hoot*.
T came even before he expected. A
loud clanging of bells through the
house punctuated the silence, a
clanging that pierced through the
treble sound of the doorbell. Hugo
Loubeque spring to his feet swiftly.
The mask of his face dropped and
showing thst face keen, eager, a bit
The clanging sound waa a
by the rushing of feet
*r dreamed there could
xhr !i«4
than anything
sd from the h*
M WMgpers wmd
But she gave them
ws. swaying gently
to Md fro, her
Continued to {>•£• lour

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