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THE 'ARGUS, TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 1909.
M maker ;
By E. PHILLIPS
"Th Mister Mummer." "A Prince of Sinners,"
Sabln, "Aon the Adventuress. Etc
Copyrltfht. 1D0S. 1906. by LITTLE.
synopsis op rnrccnniXG chap-
; TEUS. '
' .CHAPTER I. Ouy Poynton, an Eng-
ish boy, is taking a walking; tour on
the border line between Russia and
Germany. He falls asleep, and when Vie
awakes sees two trainn meet, one from
Russia and one from Germany. He
reaches an inn, where lie Is followed by
a German officer, who tries to find out
If he- knows anything of the meeting
on the, road. He denies all knowledge
of It. He Is advised to l.-uve fr Aus
trla without delay, as he Is suspeeted
of being1 a spy. II? had durintc the col
loquy secured n paper which hud blown
from the. window of one of the cars.
It was written in German.
CHAPTER II. Guy coes to Paris af
ter viHltiufr Austria and meets a party
of men and women, to whom he tells
the- Htory, omitting all mention of the
CHAPTER HI. Phyllis Poynton c omes
to England In search ol Guy. her broth
r, who has disappeared. She finds in
his trunk the Gerrnau paper. . She trans
lates it Into English, t,iu cannot ni:ike
anythlntr out of It. She d-stroys the
translation and keeps the original.
CHAPTER IV. Phyllis meets a man
Who she has been Informed knows of
her brother's whereabouts.
CHAPTER V. Sir Geortce Duncombe
nn English baronet, sees u photograph
of Phyllis and falls in love with it. lie
agrees to go to Paris to search for her
CHAPTER VI He machos Paris, but
fails to find any trace ot the Poyntons.
CHAPTER VII. Dnncombe offers an
rnormuus reward for information of the
rjIIE amber wl.ie fell in a littl
II wavering stream fro;u his up
f " raised glass on to the table
cloth bfclow. Ho leaned baeli
la his chair and gazed at bis three
guests with a fatuous smile. The girl
In. blue, with the tLizzlluyly fair hair
and wonderful complexion, steadied
his hand and exchanged a meaning
look with the man who sat opposite.
Surely the poor fool was ready for the
plucking? But niitdanie, who sat be
side her, frowned upon thoiu loth
Bhe had seen thlug-t which had puzzled
Ler.. She signed to them to wait.
, - Bhe . leaned over ilnd flashed net
great black eyes upon him.
"Monsieur enjoys - himself liketthls
every" night In Pans?
, A soft, a very seductive, voice. The
women who envied her success com
pared it to the purring of a cat. Men
aa a rule found no fault with It, espe
cially those who heard It for ifle first
time. . . . . ... :
Duncombe set down his glass, now
almost empty. lie looked f roiu tLe
stain on the tablecloth into the eyes
of madame, and again she thought
them very unlike the eye of a drunken
.."Why not? It's the one city in the
world to enjoy oneself In. Half past
4, and here we are as jolly as any
thing. Chucked out of everywhere It
London at half past 12. 'Time, gen
tie-men, please!' And out go the lights
, Jove, I wonder what they'd think oi
this, at the Continental! Lot's lots
have another bottle." ' .
The fair haired glrlAFlossie to bet
friends. Mile. Mermiillou until you hud
been Introduced whispered in bis ear.
Fie shook his .bead vaguely. She lm-J
.her arm round his neck. He removed
"We'll have another here first any
how," he declared. "Hi.garcon: King
the bell, there's o good chap, monsieur
dash It. I've forgotten your name!
No, don't move. I'll do It myself."
He rose and staggered toward the
"The bell Isn't that way, monsieur,"
madame eselairned. "It Is' to the
right Louis, quick!"
M. Louis Pprr.ug to his feet. There
was a queer grating little sound, fol
lowed by a sham click. Imncouibe
had swung round and faced them. He
had turned, the key In the Uoor aud
,was canniy pot-Keiing it.
M. Louis did not move. The hand
which held that small, shining revolver
was certainly not the hand of a drunk
- They all three looked at him lu won
der madame, M. Louis and Mile. Flos
sie. The dark eyebrows of madame
almost met, and her eyes were full of
the promise of evil things. M. IxjuIs.
cowering back from that steadily
pointed revolver, was white with the
Inherited cowardice of the degenerate.
Flo6sle. who had drunk more wine
than any of them, was trying to look
aa though it were a Joke. Duncombe,
with his disordered evening clothes, his
stained shirt front aud errant tie, was
master of the situation. He came and
Btojd a few1 feet away from them. His
blundering French accent and slow
choice of words ' had ' departed. He
spoke to them without hesitation, and
effects of a
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bis French was almost as good as. their
own. . '
"I want you to keep your places," he
said, "and listen to me for a few min
utes. I can assure you I am neither,
mad nor drunk. I have a few ques
tions to ask you, and If your answers
are satisfactory you may yet tind my
acquaintance as profitable as though I
had been the pigeon 1 seemed. Keep
your seat, M. le Ilarou!"
M. Louis, who had half risen, sat
down again hastily. They all watched
him from their places around. the ta
ble. It was madame whom he ad-
Duiicomhc irejs master ot the sUuitilnn.
dressed more directly madame. with
the jet black hair and golden earrings,
the pale checks and scarh't lips.
"I Invited you Into a private room
here." be said, "because what I-have
to say to you threa Is letvcen our
selves alone. You came. I presume,
because It promised tct be profitable.
All that I want from you Is informa
tion, and'for that I am willing to pay."
M. Louis Interposed. He stroked bis
little black mustache with a much be-
ringed hand. . With the other he gestic
Monsieur talks reasonably," he de
clared, "but why all this mystery?
Why this feigned drunkenness? Why
the show of arms? If we can help
monsieur. It Is an affair of pleasure,
and if he choose to make a present to
these ladles in return, why. no doubt
they will, be charmed. .Me, 1 presume,
he has no intention to insult. Permit
He drew a card from a small .gold
case and presented it to Duncombe,
who accepted it, with a little bow.
'I invited you Into a private room
here," he continued. "If I can aid you
in any way I am entirely at your serv
ice, but I require first of a!l that In
addressing us you recognize my posi
tion as a Freuch nobleman, who amus
es himself In this place as you, moa
sleur. also do, and also that you unlock
Duncombe smiled quietly.
"Monsieur le Baron," he said, "I
think that we are very well as we are
secure from interruption. I have
sent otuers ncre on this same mission,
and they did not succeed. Both of
these ladies, I Inilieve, have been ap
proached for the information I desire,
and they have thought well to with
hold It. I have set my heart upon
success this time, and I wish to secure
at least the opportunity of being
M. Louis shrugged his shoulders.
"There are secrets," be murmured;
"affairs of honor"
DuncomlK! interrupted hiin.
"M. Louis," he said. "I am not so
young as I look, and I have lived in
Tarls. I know that this cafe for all
lt3 outward smartness liears perhaps
the worst reputation In Europe. I
have heard of you throe many times
the Trinity from Hell,', they call you
sometimes, I think. You see, I know
where I am and the risk I run. Even
this little room has its secrets a mur
der or two, I believe, and other things
secrets which I don't suppose there
is gold enough in France to buy. Well.
I don't want to buy them. You can
go your way so far as I am concerned.
There is only one thing 1 waut to
know from you, and for that I offer
you the ladies, of course, 1 mean
5,000 francs each." . ' -
"Five thousand francs!" madame
murmured. ' .- '
Mile. Flossie said nothing, but her
eyes shone. , - - v
"The question, monsieur?"
"What has become of Mile. Thrills
Poynton. the young English lady?'
The eyes of madame seemed to nar
row, for n moment. M. Louis lit a
cigarette with fingers which shook a
little, and the fair face of Mile. Flos
sie was suddenly white. Then they
all three looked at one another. .
"Do you know whom monsieur may
mean?" , - ' ' - "
"Not I!" ,: - V ,
"An English girl! - There are none
come here." ' . .
."Mile. Poynton!. It is a name un
heard of.". ... - - .
VMndame. he said, "you have in I
your satcbql don't move. If you please
a roll of French notes Indeed you
must not move very cleverly abstract
ed from my pocket by my charming
young companion, Ille. Flossie here.
Now, I have at least half a dozen
friends in the cafe. below whom I could
summon here by 1 touching that "bell.,
and the Identification of those notes
would be a perfectly simple matter.
Shall I do it, or will you earn another
roll by giving me the Information 1
seek?" . ' '-
Madame leaned forward and whis
pered In the man's ear. M. Louis nod
ded. "Tell him," Mile.- Flossie murmured
tremulously. "Monsieur will not breau;
faith with us. He will not let It b
known from whence he gained the
"Agreed!" the young Englishman de
clared. "(Jo on."
Madame held up her band.
"I," she said, "will tell monsieur
what we know."
She rose to her feet and leaned over
the table. ' The blue black sequins on
her dress glittered and shone In the
dull light. Her figure was superb, her
neck and bosom a flawless white. The
Englishman, however, was unmoved.
His keen, gray eyes were fixed upon
her, but the revolver remained in bis
right hand. From- downstairs they
could bear the music of violins, the
rattle of glasses, the hum of voices aud
laughter. Madame frowned slightly
as 6he marked the young Englishman's
alertness. She was used tj vletirss.
ip.'2 his imperturbability annoyed her.
"I trust." she said, "that you will re
member, monsieur, that I am breaking
a pledged word. It monsieur the di
rector here knew that I was telling you
of Mile. Poynton there would be much
trouble for all of us."
"(Jo on," he said.
"Mademoiselle came here first about
a mouth or perhaps six weeks ago,"
she said. "From that time on she was
a regular visitor. She came alone. She
spoke to no one. She was always a
mystery. She was very handsomely
dressed for an English girl; quite
chic! She spent money, and M. Alfred,
the director, kept always a table for
her. As time went on we begau to feel
the mystery. We asked ourselves for
what purpose does she coue here?
For what. Indeed!
"One night M. Alfred, who was al
ways besieged with, questions about
her, took too much wine. 1 have seen
that "happen with him but once since
that time never. He tald us about
mademoiselle. She made some in
quiries, and M. Alfred was able to tell
her bis whereabouts. After that be
scarcely expected to see her again, but
the next night she was here also.
"Then M. Alfred learned more. Ma
demoiselle was lu a small way an art
ist, and she had conceived the Idea of
painting a picture of the cafe an early
morning picture of effects, monsieur
understands. There was to be ,the
morning sunlight streaming across the
supper tables, the faces of all of us
aged aud haggard. M. Louis here
without doubt a very child of the dev
11! Oh, a very moral picture, monsieur!
It was to convert us all. M. Alfred
declared that he would arrange to have
it here on exhibition, and we should
all mend our ways. Monsieur knew
perhaps that the young lady was an
The question was flashed suddenly
upon him aa thou eh the intention was
to take him by surprise. Duncombe.
however, remained unmoved.
"I am here, madame, to ask. not to
answer, questions," he said. "Will
you kindly proceed? I am greatly In
Madame put her hand to her throat
for a moment as though to loosen her
necklace. She had not the appearance
of being greatly In love with her ques
"There came a night." she continued.
"when mademoiselle broke through her
rule. A man came In and sat at her
table. His name was the Ylcomte
D'Aubarde, and he was known to
most of us, though to the young lady
he appeared to be a stranger. They
talked earnestly for an hour or more.
When she left, he accompanied her
The Englishman had grown paler,
Madame saw it and smiled. Her lover
perhaps! It was good to make him
"Hossle here," she continued, "was
outside and saw them depart. They
drove off together In the vlcomte's
conpe. They were apparently on the
best of terms. Since then we have not
seen her again or the vlcomte. Mon
sieur knows now as
much as we
"And how long ago is that?" Dun
combe asked quietly.
"A week tonight," madame replied
Duncombe laid down a roll of notes
upon the table.
"I wish," ho said, "to prove to you
that I am In earnest.
I am therefore
going to pay you the amount I prom
ised, although I perfectly well
aware that the story of madame Is
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"As I remarked." he repeated, "false.
Nov.- listen to me.. I want to tempt
one of you, I don't care which, to break
through this thieves' compact of yours.
I have paid a thousand francs for lies.
I will pay 10,000 francs for truth!
Ten thousand francs for the present
whereabouts of Mile. Phyllis Poyutm!"
Mile. Flossie looked up at lilm quick
ly; then she glanced furtively at ma
dame, and the flash of inadame'a eyes
was like lightning upon blue steel.
Duncombe moved toward the door.
I will pay the bill downstairs." he
aid. "Good night. ..Think over what
I have saicL Ten thousand francs!"
m. iouis 8ioou tip sxuu uoweu stitny,
Mile. Flossie ventured to throw him a
kiss. Madame smiled inscrutably.
The door closed. They heard him
go downstairs. Madame picked up his
card and read aloud:
Sir Geonre Duncombe. Itislev Hall.
Norfolk: Grand Hotel Paris."
If one could only,',', madame mur
mured, "tell him the" truth, collect the
money and" . ' "'
And," Flossie murmured, half fear
M. le Baron smiled. ,
(To be Continued.)
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Chicago, Feb. 23. Following are the
quotations on the market today:
May, 11C, 110. 115. 115.
July, lOlfc, 102. 101. 1(U.
September, 0C, 97. ;, 9G.
May, C5, CC, C5't. K.
July, C4Ti. C5, C4, C4.
September, C4. C5, C4. C4
May. 54; 55, 54. 54.
July. 49, 49, 49. 49. .
September, 40, 40, 40, 40.
May, 1G.95, 17.05, 16.92. 17.02.
July, 17.05, 17.10, 17.05, 17.10.
May, 9.70, 9.70, 9.C7, 9.70.
July., 9.80, 9.82, 9.80, 9.82.
May, 8.87, S.95, 8.87, 8.92.
July. 9.10, 9.10, 9.10, 9.10.
Receipts today Wheat 5G, corn 490,
oats 94, hogs 18,000 cattle 3,500, sheep
Estimated receipts Saturday Ho,
Hog market opened stealy. Hog3
left over 7.300. Light $5.90C.3'V
good heavy $G.05C.45. mixed- and
butchers ?G.OO0.40, rough heavy ?G.0
Cattle market opened steady.
Sheep market opened steady.
Hogs at Omaha. 7,700, cattle 4,000.
Hogs at Kansas . City 13,000, cattle
Hog market closed strong to 5 cents
bigher. Light $5.95 G.30, good heavy
$C.10C50, mixed and butchers
6.45, rough heavy $C.13C25..
Cattle market "closed steady.
Sheep market closed steady.
Northwestern receipts Minneapolis,
today 702, last week 438, last year 510.
Duluth, today 21, last, week 113, last
year 1S5. ' .
'- Visible supply of grain Wheat de-
creased 1,504,000, corn decrease 102,-
- COO, oats decrease 240,000.
: Liverpool opening cables Wheat Yh
higher, com lower. - v - J
Liverpool closjng--Wheat ',to.
higher, corn lower. .
New York Stocks. I
i New York, Feb. 23.-Following are
the Quotations on the stock market.
Gas 109.- tl. P. 173'4, U. S. Steel
preferred ,1Q7, , U, ' S.V Steel , common
1909, by tha American Press-Association.
saw in case the mount is f wood,
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41, Reading 118 , Rock Island pre
ferred 5S"j4, Rock Island common 22.
Northwestern 174, Southern Pacific
115, N. Y. Central 121 'A, Missouri
Pacific Gfii. Great Northern 137,
Northern Pacific .135, L. fc N. 125,
Smelters 0, C. F. I. 29. Canadian
Pacific lTO';. Illinois Central 137,
Penna 12G',i, Erie 27, Lead 73, C. & O.
C2V;, B. R. T. GS's, B. & O. 10.3,
Atchison 9S?s, Locomotive WA, Sugar
12Sy2, St. Paul Ml. Copper CS, Re
public Steel preferred C7'2, Republic
Stael common W, Southern Ry. 23v4-
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Live Poultry Hens, per pound, 9c;
springs. 12c" pound
Butter Dairy, 2Gc.'
Vegetables Potatoes. C5c.
- Feed and Fuel.
Grain Corn, C5c; oats, 52c; wheat
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Forage Timothy hay. $10; prairie
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Coal Lump, per bushel, 14c; slack
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