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II rr!:j to l:"'p vp!" n1 t;!J cor.-rjt to o vpn- T' !ir,; that tiler JSn d r.ot la- ;;t-!:r. K- irr,n hf-:(. Arr:i r--Jil J."l Iiifntfr. fct.-.i npj- ftr Jrri', !.. to tii'f? H.'-ErTi cif rt-.:' S n; "It In rrT'-r?e? t: at Anr W p-'rsf -n t' rr.t-i'. T!i banker Bn4 bin cl! na Ti:3ko lirewwffr to ffnd rrn war to jr A'M It, Arm airain pia5 wi;h Br?w .'trr to defend Howard. I conntJ. - CHAPTER XVI. Continued. i ""Ah! I b'-Rln ta understandL Toa fknew Robert VnienroodT Hon-ar! Vnom your rolc he beard you talk 'ing to him Ob, Mm Jeffries! Are 'you the woniau who Tlsited his apart-in-ols thtt night?" The harilter"B wife bowed her head 'and collapsed on a chair. "Yes," the murmured la a low toae. Annie looked at hera amaietnent. ""Why dtin't you come forward at .Titice?" Rhe cried. "Think of the ptin whtcb you might hare spared ds!" Alicia covered her face with her ' handkerchief. She was crying now. "The disgrace the disgrace:" she "?noaned. "Disgrace!" echoed Annie, stupe Tied. Indignantly, Bhe went on: "Dis grace to you? Hut what of me and Howard?" "Can't you realize what it means to le associated with euch a crime ?" she jval'.ed. ""Disgrace!" cried Annie contemptu ously. "What Is disgrace when a hu- ttnati life is at staie?" Tt seemed bo useless," moaned Al icia "a useless sacrifice In the face of Howard's confession. Of course If I'd known If I'd suspected what ;you tell me I'd have come forward iiirid told everything no matter at tvhat cost." Tearfully ehe added: "Surely you realize the position It Iut.) me In?" i A new light ehone In Annle'a eyes fWhat was this woman's misery to fiier? Her duty was to the poor fel ow who was counting the hours until 'the could set him free. His stepmoth er deserved no mercy. Utterly self ish, devoid of a fpark of humanity, eho would have left them both to terlr;h In order to protect herself from shame and ridicule. Her face was set nd determined as she said calmly: "Jt must be done now." "Yes," murmured Alicia In a low tone that Bounded like a sob, "It must Ye done now! Oh, If I'd only done It . lefore If I'd only told Mr. Jeffries the whole truth! Tou speak of How ard's Bufferings. If he didn't do It, 1te has at least the consciousness of fiia own Innocence, but I the con tant fear of beir.jf found out Is worse than any hell the Imagination can con Jure up. I dreaded It I dread It now - It means dlHgrace social ostracism my htibband must know the whole world will know." - Artiie was not listening. Stiil be wildered, she gazed with the utmost aistonishnH-iit at her companion. To think that this mysterious woman they hid been seeking was Howard's .tf pmother. "'So you're the mining witness we "have all been hunting for!" she said; I can't believe It even now. How did It happen?" "He and I were once engaged. I Lroke It oft when I found him out. After I married Mr. Jeffries I mot. Un derood ngain. Foolishly, I allowed dho old Intimacy to be renewed. He took advantage and preyed on my friends. I lorbade Llm uiy house. He wrote me. a letter la which ho threatened to kill btmself. I was fraid he meant It I wanted to pre sent lilm. I went to his rooms that eight I didn't till Mr. JetTiles. V.'hen the truth l-t known and I ac knowledge that I visited iMj man can you eo what It means? what a fuos ihet'e'U be. Everybody will jmt fi tie oit construction on It " "Tr.tfet them for that!" said Annie gilt'.ly. She was eorty for the worn--an' dK.tress, yet, being ouly human, a ci-i ti.l.'i Bvni of sitiafacUjn , v GIIAIHXS KLEIN nxysmvrio; i,y i.Yv.:LTn!$ In i?.(r-Kf Y:T a I!: of wtmt e tA-i b-ca mzit to suffer. "They'll My that J Cod knows wht thcyU mt;- wrrt n AlkU d:s tractMlr. "Mr tuil&nd . -'C arardal 1! aoctsl rref.,'se K! ci. I Care cat tnink cf It- I kuow toy ds'y U to that re'ertunate bc.y. I mu.-iii't tilrk cf iiijfelf." you the letter that Mr. t'n-i'-rwvc! t&: ycu?" itujaiiJvJ hvt con -anion. "Ten I've rever bc;n ills to de troy it. I don't Ir.cw hy I kpi jt, but Hank God I have It!" Moaning, the went on: "The tlif-erace! the terrace! jf n;!3!Tadat.!on! It's th prd cf CTtrytt-irg! the end cf cTcrytag:- Anr.le rceard-'d with cocltcrt this r-cor, w.k, waning creature who lacked the mora.! courage to do what waa merely right j;cr voice was not unkind as the raid: "I don't want 4o disgrace ycro or ru.n you. But what am I to dotell me, whst am I to do?" "I don't know," taoened her ram. r-anJon help'eisly. -. "Howard must be saved." "Tea." "Will you tell Judge Erewster or shall IT" "Jud?9 Brewster! Why fhou!d he know?" cried AiicJa. startled. More composeuSy and as If resigned to the inevitable, she went cn: "Yea, I sup pose he must know sooner or later, but. I - She broke down again and burst In to tears. Annie watched her In tl lence. "It's toufrh Isn't It?" she said sym pathetically. "Yes," sobbed Alicia through her tears, "It's Ifa tousrh!" Rltrsr h dried ber eyes and aaid hastily: "Don't say anything now. Give me a few hours. Then I can think what Is best to be done." Annie was about to reply when the office door suddenly opened and Judge Brewster eDtered. Addressing Alicia, he said: "Pardon roe, Mr. Jeffries, I hope I haven't kept you waiting." Noticing her agitation an traces of tears, he Each Was Absorbed looked (surprised. He made no com ment but turned to Anale: "I have been talking to Dr, Bern stein over the 'phone." Annie approached him softly and said In a whUuer: "I've told Mrs. Jeffries that you have undertaken Howard's defense." Judge HrewBter Bmlled at his wealthy client, almost apologetically. Annie thought. Then addressing her, ho Euld: "Yes, I've ben quite busy since I saw you. I have put three of the best detectives wo have on the trail of the woman who vUlted Underwood that night. I don't think the police have been trying very hard- to find her. They're satisfied with Howard's con fcBkdon. But wo want her and we'll get her" "Oh!" gashed Alicia. Tho Judge was proceeding to tell of other steps he had taken when the door opened and the head clerk en tered, followed by Mr. Jeffries. 'I told Mr. Jeffries that Mrs. Jef fries was here," euld the clerk. 'You might have told him that there were two Mrs. Jeffries bore," laihed m tai k i.i. VHa Judge. I V w V Th- cc-rS i!red end the b'nkfr, corejle'ery ioring the presence of lis dSDghter In-law. turned to bta wife ar.d tall; "1 ffs-rtf. my dear, thst yo-j shevjld be ijtjtcted So thw fan.I!y tnnoy-lcr-es." J':c'i;n rrewe'.r cswe forward and cUftred Un throat as If pre '.linsry to sornt.hlr,5 1-rportant fce tad to say. AZirmlr.s tha batker. he bc'.d- "IV. Jerries, I bare decided to jin dertake Ilowerd's de'en;e.- c.Mf-ct was tikpn completely ty surprise. ' For a mo ment he coild say nothing, but e!m Jly stated at the lawyer as If tia ahle to believe his cars. With an ef fort, he at Jat xc!s!!T!4: "Indo-ed! then yo-j wl.'l plea?e con sider our business relations to have ctasd from this monwaL The lawyer bowed. "As you i!case," he said suavely. The banker turned to his wire. "Alicia come." He offered his arm and turned to ward the door. Alicia, la distress, locked tack at Annie, who codded reassuringly to her. Judge Brewster rose and, goir;? to the door, opened It. The banker bowed stiSy and said: "Pray don't trouble. Good morning, sir." As AMcIa followed her husband out, she turned and whispered to Annie: "Come and see m at my home." When she had disareeareJ the judge came back Into the room aid sat down at his desk. "Well, that's done!" he exclaimed with a sigh, cf relief. Rummaging for a moment among bis papers, he locked up and said with an encoura ging smile: "Now, If you please, we will go over that evidence bit by bit." CHAPTER XVII. The news that Judge Brewster would appear for the defendant at the approaching trial of Howard Jeffries went through the town like wildfire, and caused an Immediate revtval ta the public Interest, which wasbegln nlng to slacken for want erf hourly In Hla Own Thoughts. stimulation. Rumor said that there had been a complete reconciliation in the Jeffries family, that the banker was now convinced of his son's Inno cence, and was determined to spend a fortune. If necessary, to savo him. This und other reports of similar nature were all untrue, but the Judge let them pass without contradiction. They were harmless, he chuckled, and If anything, helped Howa-d'a cause. Meantimo he hloiself had not been Idle. When once be made up his mind to do a- thing he was not con tent with half measures. Night and day he worked on the case, preparing evidence, Eeeing witnesses and ex perts, until ho had gradually built up a bulwark of defense which tho police would fiud difficult to tear down. Yet he was not wholly ci sureil as to the outcome until Annie, the day following the Interview la his office. Informed him breathlessly that she had found the mysterious woman. The Judge was duly elated; now It was plain sailing. Indeed! There had always been the posblbllity that How ard's confession to the poliea was true, that ho had really killed Under wood. But now ther had fouiii the 'erc IrtrwtMit w:rr-o, (; ir ye tort cjs wta.aa who vm la the aart rtiPnt a few E'.itiv! before tie toct trg and who was fit oiA.j,)0 if letter l'i vitkh Ur.rfeiwooi i"c'arod tin intention cf t?;rc--!rg kirJ?'.f, dn;ht s to lorjr-.-r josm'I ie. Acquit tal was a fere R.-rie conclusion. So r!o!!!Hd was lit Judje (it Arnlc'a fnd thBt he did cot lrvin on kr.owlrg the woman's Raise. .He mt ihat Ar.nte rre.'TTed, fc-r sorr.e reason. r.ot to five It even to her It sal adtfser Rod he let ht-r hsve her way. eiactirg only that the worcan hou:d be produced the Instant be cw-de-d ber. The youcg wow an readily asser ted. Of co-.irse, there reniRlncd the "c-nt;fef ion." but thr.t had teea o! tained utfilrly. 11 !pS"y. fraudulently. The Beit hapor tant step was to arrange a ro-et!ng at the Judge's boufe at which Dr. Bern stein. Ihe hypnotic expert, would b pri?r.ect and to which isbould be Invi ted both CaptL Clinion and Howard's father. In Trent of all these witneiEes the j-i-lce would acciifie the police csp tain of hro beat'tg bis prUoDer Into msklr aa tinmie confession. Per haps the captain could be artrued Into admUtlrg the rofMMMty of a nilstake having been made. If, further, he could be convinced of the existence of doo umentary evidence showing that Un derwood really committed suicide he might be wilMng to recede from bta roeltloa in order to protect himself. At any rate It was worth trying. The Judge insisted, alto, that to this meet ing the mysterious woman witness should also come, to be produced at such a moment as the lawyer might consider opportune. Annie merely do c;anded a few hours' time eo she coi:14 make the appointment and soon re turned with a solemn promise that tho woman would attend the meet ing and come forward at whatever moment called upon. . Three evenings later there was an Impressive gathering at Judge Brew sters residence. In the handsomely appointed library cn the second floor were seated Dr. Bernstein. Mr. Jef fries and the Judge. Each was ab sorbed In tis own thoughts. Dt. Bern stein was puffing at a big black cigar; tbe backer stared vacantly Into space. Tbe Judge, at hU desk, examined some legal papers. Not a word was spo ken. They 6eemed to be waiting for a fourth man who had not yet ar rived. Presently Judge Brewster looked up and said: "Gentlemen, I expect Capb Clintoa In a few minutes, and the matter will be placed before you." Mr. Jeffries frowned. It was gTeat ly sgainst his wi.sh that be bad been dragged to this conference. Peevish ly, he said: "I've no wish to be present at the meeting. You know that and yet you sent for me." Judge Brewster looked up at him quickly and said quietly yet de cisively: "Mr. Jeffries. It Is absolutely nec essary that you be present when I tell Capt, Clinton that be has either willfully or Ignorantly forced your son to confess to having committed a crime of which I am persuaded bo la absolutely innocent" The banker shrugged his shoulders. "If I can be of service, of course, I I am only too glad but what can I say what can I do?" "Nothing," replied the Judge curtly. "But the moral effect of your presence Is invaluable." More amiably he went ou: "Believe me. Jeffries. I wouldn't have taken this step unless I was a! solutely sure of my position. I have been Informed that Underwood com mitted suicide, and to-night evidence confirming this statement is to be placed lu my hands. The woman who paid him that mysterious visit Just before his death has promised to come hero and tell us w hat she knows. Now, If Capt Clinton can be got to adroit the possibility of bfa being mistaken It means that year son will be free In a few days." "Who has given you this Informa tion?" demanded the banker skeptic ally. "Howard's wife," answered the Judge quietly. Tho bnnker started and the lawyer went on: "She knows who the woman la, and has promised to bring her here to-night with docu mentary proof of Underwood's sui cide." "You are depending on her?" he sneered. "Why not?" demanded the Judge. "She has more at 6take than any of us. She has worked day and n'ght on this case. It was she who aroused Dr. Bernstein's interest and persuad ed him to collect the evidence against Capt, Clinton." The banker frowned. "She Is the cause of the whole mis erable business," he growled. The door opened and the butler, en tering, handed his master a card. "Ah!" ejaculated the Judge. "Here's our man! Show hiiu up." When the servant had disappeared Mr. Jeffries turned to his host With a show of Imitation he said: "I think you put too much faith la that woman, but you'll Cud out you'll find out" Judge Brewster smiled. (TO KM CONTINUED.) ' Unique Indorsement cf Check. Perhaps the greatest eurloHlly ths Bunk of England posseses Is a note of JC1.000, the sum Iord Cochrane paid as a Cne for his connection with a fraud on the public, with which he really had nothing to do. He Indorsed the note thus: ".My health having suffered by long and close confinement and my oppressors having resolved to deprive m of property or life. I submit to loubery to protect myself from murder, in the hope that I shall live to bring tbe de linquents to Justice Cochrane." He wroto from the grated chamber erf King's Bench pruua. . - : For Mourninrr '' -". - ' " "--,, ; ; ( ' ' i , --zO0t : . i-ir; p i i ( ) . ..- '-., 1 Af : f vv ii i ; CRAPE Is an exqulBlte fabric which we almost' wish might be used for other than mourning wear But it has become so thor oughly established at ths head of the list of those fabrics suited to mourn Icg apparel that It will never be dis lodged Crtpe Is, In fact, la our civ ligation tho Insignia of mourning and Is used In gowns and wraps as well as In millinery. Its weave and body tnaka possible verv baauttfnl errata In workmanship and mourning hats rarely are improved by decorations ether than those made of crape. For Crst mourning, hats of crnpe or crape and plain silk should be me dium ta size and carefully made silks are- manufactured especially for mourning wear and are used In con junction with crape In with fine effect Ehapes for mourning mKllnery should ba conservative la every way. No extremes, of siae, no noticeable ec centric! ties are good form. It Is In neat and Ingenious work that mourn ing millinery is pre-eminent The four hats shown here are ex amples of mourning of the highest or der of excellence. The round hat, o! black grenadine and crape, shows the SIMPLE DRESS. This Is quite simplo and might be made In linen and embroidery, or cashmere and foulard. The skirt Is plain to about the knees, then has a deep bond of trim ming taken to foot The bodice has the upper part of trimming, tho material being usod for the lower part, which Is taken up to neck at center of back and front where a collar of Uie same finishes the neck; the cuffs aud sleeve bauds ere also of this. Hat of soft Silk or tulle, drawn up with a ribbon. Material required: 2 yards 44 Inches wide, 8V4 yards trimming, HO Uiches wide. Mending a Mackintosh. Oiisn by accident a mackintosh may be dsinRgod to tho extent of a slight rent. While the rent Impairs Its use fulness, tho garment may still be too good to throw away. To mend It sandpaper the edges to keep thorn froe from gilt. Then get a solutlou cf gutta pertlia, spread It thinly along the aeaui, stroko down the othorsaam on It and leave a heavy weight oa It W noma hours. mm mm u a u ! i iii ii i '--:N ?' - n - crape used as a border or finish with, the body of tho hat In grenadine. In this and all tbe other hats the trim ming is made up of the fabrics. A tongue made entirely of crap has the coronet covered with narrow folds and a large buckle covered In tbe same way. The crown of the shape Is covered with the crape draped graceful'y and apparently fastened to place by the buckle. A turban shape, made entirely of rounded folds, is trimmed with a pair of wings made In the same way and mounted by means of a buckle of dull Jet Tbe folds are cut In such a way that the rib runs acroes them on the straight, instead of diagonally. One should test crape when buying: It, to see that It has been properly waterproofed. Since some manufac turers hare so Improved this fabrto that rain and moisture, or even Im-. mereing In water, do not hurt it It has become one of the most durable, of materials. A small piece dipped In a glass of water will not "run" or discolor the water nor be affected by it. If it Is of the durable kind and worth having. ' JULIA BOTTOM LEY. LAWN AND MUSLIN FROCKS Soma Suggestions Regarding the Mak ing of These Light, Airy Sum- . rner Dresses. Ready-made lawn and muslin frocks sell from three dollars up. With home making It must be remembered that a soft material Is needed for the tucking at the top of the skirt so as not to be bunglesome. Anent all the little Inexpensive wash textures that might be used for frocks, a word regarding tho doctor ing of black and white with color Is In order. The shops are using edges of plain red or blue or green awn, together with a line of plain Mack, cn black and white wash frocks of all sorts, so. of course, the unmade materials are provided for prival making. With a Httlo coarsq laco for the yoke nnd undersleove edges, these lawn bands put on tha bottom of the skirt and lu some manuer on the bodice transform a cheap goods into something that seems expensive. So treat the lawns in this manner, and at the same time try and keep tbe frock as long as possible without washing. For although accounted tub colors, there aro many summer dves that respond with tad grace to soaa and water. Fall Lines of Children's Cost. Iiuyers are well pleated with tLe fall lines of children's coats The new materials brought out thl, season are so rich In themselves that It re quires very little trimming to make the garments attractive, sava the Dry Goods Economist Rk-U Scotch mix tures, fancy cheviots and double faced materials are among the sea sons novelties which promise to meet with great success. In the double face fabrics the reverse side Is frequency used or the trimming, and Is either In a plaid or striped ffct or la a con tracting color. A HoutepUnt Item. Houseplanta of any kind that seem Jo need more fo Bml en thrive by submitting It to a course of amnion a water applications, that Is. he soil. Ammonia when diluted la the proportion, that one make, it to "mm window, U a fertilizer. Koao iter Is quit a. good and a combine. It m . ttter B,ld "'Hmla Is Mill bettor. Give tho poor hou.e IH. a drink that Is also food hem when you are about to throw Into drain a material which they acta. ully require to appear el their best - To Fresh, 8ufd 6hoe. It la a good plan to Include a piece o emery paper In the household H,k cleaning outfit. When the euedo .'oe9 have boon wet and the nap has be. me matted down a gentle rublxn. Kh the enwry paper will raise It fc0? restore the vltiiv- ..,. ..