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! - 1 I ) 4 Tuesday, August 9, 1921 THE BRIDGEPORT TIMES Pace Five r f T 7- si V. The Adventure of the Beryl Coronet I By SIR ARTHUR CONAN DOILE. Copyright 1921, by Harper & Bro. Published by special arrangement with The McCltfre Newspaper Syndicate. ' 7 ' t f . V. re "By this time the whole house was astir, for I had raised my voice in my anger. Mary was the first to rush into my room, and, at the sight ot -the coronet and of Arthur's face, Bhe read the whole story, and, with a scream, fell down senseless oa the ground. I sent the housemaid for the police, and put the investigation . Into their hands at once. When the inspector and a constable entered the house. Arthur, who had stood sul lenly with his arms folded, asked me whether it was my intention to charge him with theft. I answered that it had ceased to bo a. private matter, but had become a public one, since he ruined coronet was national prop erty. . I was determined that the law should have its way in everything. " "At least," said he, ."you will not have mo arrested at once. It would be to your advantage as well aa mine If I might leave 'the house for five minutes." ".'That you may get away, or per haps that you may conceal what you iiave stolen," said I. And then real izing the dreadful position in which J was placed, I Implored him to re member that not only my honor, but that of one who was far greater than I was at stake; and that he threat -' ened to raise a scandal which would convulse the nation. He might avert it all if he would but tell me what he had done with the three missing stones. " 'Ton may as well face the mat ter, said I; 'you have been caught in the act, and no confession could make your guilt more henious. If you but make such reparation as in I in your power, by telling us where the beryls are, all shall be forgiven and forgotten." " 'Keep your forgivesess for those who ask for it," he answered, 'turning away from me, with a sneer. I saw that he was too ihardiened for any words of mine to influence him. There was but one way for it. I called in the inspector, and gave him into custody. A search was made at once, not only of his person- bci of W3 room, and of every portion of the house where he could possibly have concealed the gems; but no trace of them could be found, nor would the wretched boy open his mouth for all our persuasions and our threats. This morning he was removed to a cell, and I, after going through all the police formalities, have hurried round to you, to Implore you to use your skill in unravelling the matter. The poi'-ee have openly confessed that they can at present make noth ing of it. You may go to any ex pense which you think necessary. I have already offered a reward of 1,000 pounds. My . God, what shall I do! I have lost my honor, my gems, and my son in one night. Oh, what shall I do!" . He put a hand on either side of his head, and rocked himself to and fro, droning to himself like a child whose grief has got beyond words. Sherlock Holmes sat silent for some few minutes, with bis brows knitted and his eyes fixed upon the fire. r--. .u receive much company?" lie asked. family, and an occasional friend, of Arthur's. Sir George Barnwell has been several times lately. No one else, I -think." "Do you go out much In society?" "Art hair does. Mary and. I stay at home. We neither of us care for it." "That is unusual in a young girl." "She is of a quiet nature. Be sides, she is not so very young. She is four-and-twenty." "This matter, from what you say, seems to have, been a shock to her also." "Terrible t She Is even more af fected than I." "You have neither of you any doubt as to your son's guilt ?" "How can we have, when I saw him with my own eyes with the cor onet in his hands" "I hardly consider that a conclu sive proof. Was the remainder of the coronet at all Injured. . "Yes, it was twisted." "Do ycu not think, then, that he might have been trying to straighten it?" "God 'bless you! You are doing what you can for him and for me. But It is too heavy a task. What was he doing there at all? If his purpose were Innoosnt, why did he not say so?" "Precisely. And If It were guilty, why did he not invent a He? His silence appears to me to cut both ways. There are several singular points about the case. What did the police think of the noise which awoke you from your sleep?'" 'They considered that It might be caused by Arthur's closing his bed room door." "A likely Btory! As if a man bent on felony would slam his door so as to wake a household. What did they say, then, of the disappearance of these gems?" "Thev are still sounding the plank ing and probing the furniture in the save my partner with his hope of finding them." "Have they thought of looking out side the house?" "Yes, they have shown extraordin ary energy The whole garden has already been minutely examined." "Now, my dear sir," said Holmes, "Is It not obvious to you how that thi9 matter really strikes very much deeper than either you or the police were at first inclined to think? It appeared to you to be a simple case; to mo it seems exceedingly complex. Consider what is Involved by your theory. Tou suppose that your son came down irom his bed, went, at great risk, to your dressing-room, opened your bureau, took out your coronet, broke off by main force a small portion of it, went off to some other plaoe, concealed three gems out of the thirty-nine, with such skill that nobody can find them, and then returned with the other thirty-six into the room In which he exposed himself to the greatest danger of be ing discovered. I ask you now,. Is such a theory tenable?" "But what other Is there?" cried the banker, with a gesture of despair. "If his motives were innocent, why does he not explain them?" "It is our task to find that out," replied Holmes; "so now, if you please, Mr Holder, we will set off for Streatham together, and devote an hour to glancing a little more closely into details." of the Tomorrow- The Adventure Beryl Coronet, continued DROPPED DEAD AETER DANCE Gloversville, N. Y., Aug. 8 Benja min Klein, 53, of New York, for 25 years connected with Jacob Adler and Sons, Glove manufacturers, dropped dead Just as he finished a dance at the Adirondack Inn, at Sacandaga, a summer resort near here Saturday night. it t ' T ""f" in1 urn' iii i iumirwmmvM'rwmum'UM'"m-'m'' 'Iam ".' Perhaps Your Problem Is Solved Here Q. What is piopei' tire -equipment for 34 ton truck operat ing in Heavy Haulage Work between towns connected by good roads A. Front wheels t U. S. Nobby Cord Tires, 7 inch. Rear wheels: U. S. Mono-Twin Solid Truck Tires, 10 inch. U. S. MONO-TWIN A solid track tire that is the latest ad vancement of the U. 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Solid and Pneumatic Truck Tire Dealer in this Citys ' THE McMINN TIRE CO., INC " 610 Fairfield Ave. ' . When A Girl Marries By ANN LISLE. (Continued.) CHAPTER CCCXX3LVUL - Carlotta Sturges saved dm from the embarrassment of thinking up some plausible story to account for Virginia and the absence Tony must be made to understand. "Are we waiting- for anything?" she asked, as we three stood there in the lobby of the hotel whence Virginia had fled at sight of us. "For someone," smiled Tony. '"Vir ginia Dalton. Our Betty's other dear chum." Carlotta's eyes caught and held mine for a moment. She seemed to be politely offering me the right of way, but when I gasped, blushed and cleared my throat in a helpless effort to find the right thing to say, she spoke calmly in my stead: - "Mrs. Dalton isn't coming. Another appointment. Tou were both off so early to keep this appointment she couldn't reach you. I was the last to leave regions where I couldn't be reached by telephone. So I have the message." "I flashed Carlotta a grateful glance. I could n t tell how much she Knew, Dut evidently sue had seen Virginia come and go again and had put two and two together. And, as usual, Carlotta was Jumping In and helping a ."pal out of the hole re gardless of the mud she might splash on herself. Tony made no comment on things beyond:" Then we may as well go in to lunch." But once we were seated and the ordering attended to, he reverted to a previous remark, and I felt that he was telling me again what he had said twice before namely, that Carlotta Sturges was a brick. 'Betty Winston and you are kin dred souls. Miss Sturges. I'll read her brave, storm-tossed letter now, if may. There are things you must hear so you may stand by and help us help her. So he took Carlotta into our little fraternity. But,' strangely enough, I could see that instead of making her proud and happy, it hurt and puzzled her. More than ever I felt convinced that Tony was Carlotta's ideal the man she had in mind when she said: " 'My man is the sort who'd split rails if that was his way to the White House, or walk on the stumps of his legs to battle for his country if the rest of him were shot away.- But there's another woman who may need him some day. So I guess I'll stick to real estate and good pals.' " I had surmised at the time she spoke that she felt I needed Tony. Yet I couldn't find any way of pro testing delicately. Now Tony- was making it evident that poor Betty needed him. What a tangle! By the time lunch was over I knew Carlotta would stand by Betty if she had to let that struggling soul, walk to happiness over her heart. When I left Carlotta and Tony at the shop to which he'd had taken me in his car my soul turned to big melodies. I felt that I was my best and most worthy self. Ten minutes later I knew I was my smallest, prettiest self; and I couldn't help the change any more than I could control the chance that brought it about. Looking across the aisle where I was standing trying on gloves, I saw Val Cosby and Aunt Mollie Pettingill deep in conference at the jewelry counter. So absorbed were they that couldn't get their attention. But I hurried with my errand and went around to join them. Aunt Mollie became suddenly absorbed in her pur chase and in giving quick directions to the clerk, while Val, turning to me with her most insolent manner, said in a voice which hadn't a strain of welcome in it: "Where did you drop from, Anne? Been here long? What were you buy ing? Oh, at that counter over there! Well, dear, just time for a word, and then we must run. You have to buy things a month ahead nowadays to get delivery. . Important shopping to do." "Excuse me, dear," said Aunt Mol lie, turning from her absorbing inter est to little, unimportant me. "This was very special. Had to be tended to and gotten out of the way. Now where, Val, dear?" They didn't ask me to go with them. They didn't even pretend they were glad to see me. They made it evident that they wanted to be rid of me, and right in front of the clerk, who couldn't help witnessing my humiliation, succeeding the eagerness with which I'd come to join them. And when they rushed me away from the counter and got me to the door. Val said suddenly: (To Be Continued.) WEST END. 'Passion Fruit," a strong photo- drama of pulsing conflict, love and hate in the heavy-scented tropics, comes to West End theatre tonight as the feature attraction. This produc tion stars t&e famous Doraldina. Doraldina, known as queen oi dancers, is a creature of lithe grace and beauty who has enthralled tnou sands upon thousands by her unique interpretative Hawaiian dances. She popularized many hula dances, and earned fabulous sums teaching the wealthy these dances. In this, her first Metro starring picture, she has wide scepe for her terpsichorean ac tivities, for the picture oegins witn an insult to a girl at a charity vaude ville nerformance, and comes to a climax when Doraldina, acting the dance one of her wildest dances to save thel ife of the man she loves. Here the enacts, the extraordinary part of Regina Ddminant, has to role of the fascinating Regina, the Hawaiian beauty,- whose latner nas (been poisoned by his plantation overseer, Anders Ranee. Ranee hopes to win Regina and the plantation. A wreck of an American, Pierce La ment, is regenerated through Regina, and wins her after being at deaths' d-oor, with clamorous thousands ,01 wild natives shrieking for his sacri fice to the gods. Supporting Doral-aina are the Hol lowing notatble actors Edward Earle, known as "The O. Henry Man"; Stuart Holmes, Sidney Bracey, Flor ence Turner and William. Bainbridge. CharHe cnapnn in tsy me eea will also be shown. Pre-InVentory Sale Of Men's Quality Suits & Odd Trousers ! This is. certainly your big opportunity if you've been waiting to buy a good suit as we 've marked them down to clean stocks before we take in ventory next week. Good picking now in this big group of sports, outing, stylish conservative and bus;ness suits in all the wanted fabrics and colors at S34.S Also very fine suits reduced to $28.50 and $38.50. . Good Time to Buy Extra Trousers. You will not only get better bargains now but it will give you a chance to get that much more wear out of that perfectly good coat and vest you have. Pre-Inventory Prices on Odd Trousers are $5, $6 and $7.50. ' Count Your Shirts. Does it ever happen that at the end of the week you're down to your last shirt and that not a very good sne. No need to be so hard up when shirts are as ;heap as this for good ones. Parker and Eagle shirts in a sale at $1.50 and $2.39. 1 Many Reservations For Art League . Card Party Another of the popular card parties given by the Bridgeport Art League will take place on Wednesday after noon, Aug. 10th, at the Anne Hathe way in. Beardsley park. Tables for every sort of card game requested will be arranged in the q Saint little cottage and under the Urge trees which stately adorn thft grounds around it. Those who have already made res ervations for the party are: Mrs. Wesley Hayes. Mrs. William B. Price, Mrs. Moody Downer, Mrs. Fred S. Smith, Mrs. Philip Holzer. Mrs. Andrew Lyon, Mrs. Arthur Wiltins, Mrs. F. J. Ostrofsky, Mrs. P. W. Thomas, Mrs. Walter Taft, Mrs. Em mett Beardsley, Mrs. Williard Sprague, Mrs. Willard Plumb, Mrs. C. A. Calahan, Mrs. C. .1. Haynes, Mrs. A. S. Rogers, Mrs. David Rhoades, Mrs. J. H. Lynde and Miss Florence Hastings. POLI'S. Frisco made a big audience uncon ditional surrender to him 9ast night at Poll's. That he is the king of jazz and the prime minister as well he proved beyond the shadow of a doubt. Already he is the talk of the town. If is not only his jazz dancing; it is not alone his grace and ills' peculiar art that makes Frisco a master per former, it is also his infectious hu mor and the utter originality of his movements. Frisco is ably assisted by Loretta McDermott and Eddie .Cox who are apt pupils and partners of the great originator of syncopated daircinig. The Poll addled attractions are Furman & Nash, makers of Colum bia Graphophone records and two boys who know how to produce har mony besides doing some character stunts that prove them to be top notchers, Jack Gregory & Company i-n "Novelty Land" offer . a novel at traction. Melva Telma, "The Sun shine Girl," sings well and displays a delightful personality. Harry Mee han opens the show with songs that get over in good P6- ., The feature picture, 'What's Worth While," a Paramount Pfdu,;t,t0,nJ tells an interesting story with all the embellishments in photography ana scenery that is usual to these excel lent photo -plays. The tale concerns an aristocratic Southern girl and a rough Westerner. The denouement S "original and gives the picture nov elty. ELITE Main and Charles St- Tel Jf. 1092 7:00 TOXIGHT :00 GEORGE, FTTKMATJrUCE'S Production 'PAYING THE PIPER' with Dorothy Dickson, Alma Tell, George Fawcett and Red La Rogue TONIGHT McCormack & Barry Night Rapp's Original Dance Orchestra KOTON POINT PARK (Songtn Norwalk) Iff OW PLATIN G FRISCO TITTj! AMERICAN APACHE The Steps of FRISCO Are the Ultimate Expression of the De lirium Tremens of Syncopation. Assisted By Loretta McDermott and Eddie Cox Come and See FRISCO Have the Treat of a Lifetime Jack Gregory & Co. in "Novelty Land" ADDED ATTRACTION FURMAN & NASH Makers of Columbia Grapho phone Records Scoring Touch Downs on the Gridiron of Sons MELVA TELMA "The Sunshine Girl" Harry Meehan 1 Pathe News What's Worth i While A Paramount Production The sfory of a girl who feU in love with a man she had never seen. And when they met watch her learn some new things about life ! EMPIRE Ethel Clayton is supported by an unusually strong cast oZ supporting r,lavBra in "Sham." the clever Para mount comedy-drama which is scoring a real hit at the ismpire uieaire mis week. Included are Theodore Rob erts, Walter Hiers. Helen uunoar, Sylvia Ashto-n, rJunice eurnnam ana Carrie Clark Ward Douglas Doty -adapted "Slam" from the Elmer Har ris and (ieraiame conner suige suc cess. The story, deals, with a young so ciety woman who is Warassesed by creditors and who mediates marrying a fat unsophisticated rich young man, hut changes h-er mind. There is abundant comedy throughout the ac tion nd every scene is heartily en joyed ty film fans. ... MEATH TUB HATTER 14S Stratford Ave. Just Over the Bridge Genuine Panamas in the rough. Direct from South America. made into your own style. Ladies and Men's Old Panamas Bleached Natural Process. No Acids Used. By A Hatter WEST END Tel. Bar. 7773. TONIGHT World's Most Famous Dancer DORALDINA "Passion Fruit," 6 ACTS With a great cast including Ed ward Earle, Smart Holmes, Sidney Bracey and Florence Turner. Don't miss this great picture. CHARLIE CHAPLIN "BY THE SEA" EMPIRES At the Sign of the Fotoplay Today and Wednesday Jesse Lu Lasky Presents ETHEL CLAYTON - In "SHAM" A paramount Picture HALL ROOM COMEDY UNIVERSAL NEWS i o The Stratfield CAFETERIA OPEN DAILY 6 A. M. TO MIDNIGHT In Tills new and popular departus we nave emowiw w uc7 it nerior features of Stratfield service at its best STRATFIELD HOTEL " F. A. CANTWELL. Mgr. THE umVEKSITY SCHOOL 836 FAIRFIELD AVENUE " 30th Year Begins Sept. 21st SUMMER SESSION PRIVATE WORK. July 12 to Sept. 2.