CM mm I egetable Prepacalionfor As lilating ttieFoodandBcgula- the Stomachs andBowels of 3motes Digestion.Cheerfur ss and Rest.Contains neither um.Morphine norrlineral. ')T ARC OTIC. tpeafOUHrSAMUELPtTCHEa HanJiM Sea!" tlx.Sauut yinurSertt Jtppermutt - , III CartxjnalrScda fmfud .fugar Minltfyrrrn. Flavor. : erfecl Remedy for Conslipa r . , Sour Stomach, Diarrhoea i rms .Convulsions .Fcvensh iv ss and Loss of Sleep. Facsimile Signature of NEW YORK. :snt "it ft true that I need advice," be was sayiug as be slowly exhaled a great puff of smoke which be had drawn deep into his lungs. "My name 1b Martigny Jasper Martigny" I nod ded by way of salutation "and I am from France, as you have doubtless long since suspected. It is my desire to become a citizen of Amer-ricV "How long have you been living in America?" I asked. "Since two months only. It Is my intention to establish here a business in wines." "Well," I explained, "you can take no steps toward naturalization for three years. Then you go before a court and make a declaration of your Intentions. Two years later you will get your papers." "You mean," he hesitated, "that It takes so many years" "Five years actual residence yes." "But," and he hesitated again, "I had understood that that" "That it was easier? There are ille gal ways, of course, but you can scarce ly expect me to advise you concerning them, Mr. Martigny." "Xo. Of course, no!" he cried has tily, waving his hand in disclaimer. "I did not know it makes nothing to me I will wait I wish to obey the laws." He picked up a fresh cigarette, lit it from the other and tossed away the end. "Will you not try one?" be asked, seeing that my pipe was finished, and I presently found myself enjoying the best cigarette I had ever smoked. "You comprehend French no?" "Not well enough to enjoy it," I said. "I am sorry. I believe you would like this book which I am reading," and he pulled a somewhat tattered volume from bis pocket. "I have read It, oh, vet many times, as well as ali the others, though this, of course, Is the masterpiece." He held it so that I could see the title. It was "Monsieur Lecoq." D "T linva nud It In TCncllen " T coM "And did you not like It yes? I am ver fond of stories of detection. That Is why I was so absorbed in that af fair of Mees Mees ah, I have forgot ten! Your names are so difficult for me." "Miss Holladay," I said. ' "Ah, yes. And has that mystery ever arrived at a solution?" "Xo," I said. "Unfortunately we haven't any M. Leooqs on our detective force." p "An, no," he smiled. "And the young ; lady In her I conceived a great inter J est, even though I did not see her. How Is she?" "The shock was a little too much for her," I said. "She's gone out to her i country place to rest. She'll soon be J all right again, I hope." p He had taken a third cigarette and I was lighting it carelessly with his face nair turnea away rrom me. i noticed how flashed his neck was. I "Oh, undoubtedly," he agreed after a moment; "at least I should be most sad to think otherwise. But It is late; I perceive that you are weary; I thank you for your kindxtees." "Not at aiV. X protested. "I hope jrou'ii com m. wimiia voa i i w ,n CT copY F WRAPPER. Jp THB CEItTAUB OMMNT. HEW fOM CITY. l'r .. :.l .rv8iiaka'w!AiiV-. tfTtoh HMrfitfM-"- " " mmmi irrnnni in mi ni ! f A Mystery Of Two v W W 3 $ if Continents 5 1 JT BURTON E. T STEVENSON I CCSkT cHPH?db3r ft For Infants and Children. The Kind You Have Always Bought Bears the Signature of In Use For Over Thirty Years iy- "A thousand thanks! I shall avail myself of your invitation. My apart ment is just across the ball," be added as I opened the door. "I trust to see you there." ""You shall," I said heartily, and bade him good night In the week that followed I saw' a good deal of Martigny. I would meet him on the stairs or in the hall. He came again to see me, and I returned his visit two nights later, upon which occasion he produced two bottles of Chateau Yquem of a delicacy beyond all praise. And I grew more and more to like him. He told me many storie3 of Paris, which, it seemed, had always been his home, with a wit to which bis slight accent and formal utterance gave new point; he displayed a kindly interest in my plans which waa very pleasing; he was always tactful, cour teous, good humored. He was plainly a boulevardier, a man of the world, with an outlook upon life a little star tling in its materiality, but interesting in its freshness and often amusing in its frankness. And he seemed to re turn my liking certainly it was he who sought me, not I who sought him. He was being delayed, he said, In es tablishing his business; be could not get just the quarters he desired, but in another week there would be a place vacant. He would ask mo to Craw up the lease. Meanwhile time hung rath er heavily on his hands. "Though I do not quarrel with that," he added, sitting In my room one even ing; "it is necessary for me that I take life easily. I have a weakness of the heart, which has already given me much trouble. Besides, I have your companionship, which is most wel come, and for which I thank you. I trust Mees Mees what you call Hol laday Is again well." "We haven't heard from her," I said. "She is still at her place in the coun try" "Oh, she is doubtless well in her I take such an interest you will par don me if I weary you." "Weary me? But you don't!" "Then I will make bold to ask you have you made any what you call theory of the crime?" "No," I answered "that is, none be yond what was in the newspapers the illegitimate daughter theory. I suppose you saw it That seems to fit the case." He nodded meditatively. "Yet I like to imagine how M. Lecoq would ap proach it. Would he believe it was a murder simply because it so appeared? Has it occurred to you that Mees Hol laday truly might have visited her fa ther and that his death was not a mur der at all, but an accident?" "An accident?" I repeated. "How could it be an accident? How could a man be stabbed accidentally in the neck? Besides, even if It were an ac cident, how would that explain his daughter's rushing from the building without trying to save him, without giving the alarm? If It wasn't a mur der, why should the woman, whoever she was, be frightened? How else can yog explain her flighty He wag- kwtng toe .thgqghtfolty. BBS mi AW -uj taat you say is ver" true."" he ssC.i. "It shows that you have given to un case much thought. I believe that yo:i , also have a fondness for crimes of mystery," and he smiled at me. "Is it not so, Mistair Lester?" "I had never suspected it, I laughed. ! "until this case came up, but the mi crobe seems to have bitten me." "Ah, yes," he . said doubtfully, not quite understanding. "And I've rather fancied at times." I admitted, "that I should like to take a hand at solving it though, of course. I j never shall. Our connection with the case Is ended." . He shot me a quick glance, then lighted another cigarette. . J "Suppose it were assigned to yon to solve it," he asked, "how would you set about it?" . " . "I'd try to find the mysterious wo man." . "But the police, so I understand, at tempted that and failed," he objected. "How could you succeed?" . . "Oh, I dare say I shouldn't succeed," I laughed, bis air striking me as a little more earnest than the occasion de manded. ' "I should probably fail, just as the police did." "In France," he remarked, "it is not in the least expected that men of the law should" "Nor is it here," I explained. "Only, of course, a lawyer can't help It some times. Some cases demand more or less detective work and are yet too del icate to be intrusted to the police." "It is also the fault of our police that it is too fond of the newspapers, of posing before the public. It Is a fault of human nature, is it not?" "You speak English so well, . Mr. Martigny," I said, "that I have won dered where you learned it." "I was some years in England the business of wine and devoted myself seriously to the study of the language. But I still find it sometimes very diffi cult to understand you Americans you speak so much more rapidly than the English and so much less distinct ly. You have a way of running your words together, of dropping whole syl lables" "Yes," I smiled, "and that is the very thing we complain of in the French." "Oh, our elisions are governed by well defined laws which each one com prehends, while here" "Every man is a law unto himself. Remember it is the land of the free" "And the home of the license, is It not?" he added, unconscious of irony. Yes, I decided, I was very fortunate In gaining Martigny's acquaintance. Of course after he opened his business he would have less time to devote to me, but nevertheless we should have many pleasant evenings together, and I looked forward to them with consid erable anticipation. He was interest ing in himself entertaining, with that large tolerance and good humor which I have already mentioned and which was one of the most striking character istics of the man. And then shall 1 admit it? I was lonely, too, some times, as I suppose every bachelor must be, and I welcomed a companion. . It was Monday, the fourteenth day of April, and we had just opened the office, when a clerk hurried In with a message far Mr. Royce. "There's a man out here who, wants to see you at once, sir," he said. "He says his -name's . Thompson and that he's Miss Frances Holladay's butler." Our junior balf started from his chair in h)s excitement; then he controlled himself and sank back into it again. "Show him in," he said, and sat with Is eyes on the door, haggard in ap pearance,' pitiful in bis eagerness. Not until that moment had I noticed how the past week had aged him and worn him down. His work of course might account for part of It, but not for all. He seemed almost ill. The door opened In a moment and a gray haired man of about sixty -entered. He was fairly gasping for breath and plainly laboring under strong emotion. "Well, Thompson." demanded Mr. Royce, "what's the trouble now?" "Trouble enough, sir!" cried the oth er. "My mistress has been made away with. sir. She left to-m just ten days ago for Belair, where we were ail waiting for her, and nobody has set eyes on her since, sir." CHAPTER X. MR. ROYCE grasped the arms of his chair convulsively, and remained for a moment speechless under the shock. Then he swung around toward me. "Come here, Lester," he said hoarse ly. . "I needed you once before, and I need you now. This touches me so closely I can't think consecutively. You will help, won't you?" There was an appeal in his face which showed his sudden weakness an appeal there was no resisting, even had I not myself been deeply interest ed in the case. "Gladly," I answered from the depths of my heart, seeing how over wrought he was. "I'll help to the very limit of my power, Mr. Royce." He sank back into his chair again and breathed a long sigh. "I knew you would," he said. "Get the story from Thompson,-will you?" I brought a chair and sat down by the old butler. "You have been in Mr. Holladay's family a great many years, haven't you, Mr. Thompson?" I asked to give him opportunity to compose himself. "Yes, a great many years, sir near ly forty, I should say." "Before Miss Holladay's birth, then?" "Oh, yes, sir; long before. Just be fore his marriage Mr. Holladay bought the Fifth avenue house he lived in ever since, and I was employed then, sir, as an underservant." 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