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know you can’t deny It! Speak!" M
thundered. "You did it!”
Howard, his eyes still fixed on the
shining pistol, repeated, as if recltr
HOFE lng a lesson:
"I did it!”
W hen in Need of Groceries
Quickly Capt. Clinton signaled to
Maloney to approach nearer with hi»
When in need of GROCERIES don’t forget
notebook. The detective sergeant
th at we carry a full line of both Staple and
took his place im m ediately back of
Howard. The captain turned to hi»
"You shot Robert Underwood!"
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"I shot Robert Underwood,” re
peated Howard mechanically.
A r t h u r “ h o r n b l o w
"W e quarreled.”
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“You came here for m oney!”
H. T . GILTNER
“I came here for money."
he kept pounding the unhappy youth out being seen. You hadn’t even
with searching questions.
stopped to wash the blood off your "H e refused to give it to you!"
By this time H oward's condition was hands. All you fellers make m istakes. "H e refused to give it to me.”
pitiable to w itness. His face was You relied on getting away unseen. “T here was a quarrel!”
w hite as death. His trem bling lips You never stopped to think th a t the "T here was a quarrel.”
could hardly articulate. It was with blood on your hands would betray "You drew that pistol!"
8Y N 0PSI8.
the greatest difficulty th at he kept on you.” Gruffly he added: “Now, come, "I drew th at pistol."
his feet. Every m om ent he seemed w hat's the use of w asting all this "And shot him !”
H o w ard Jeffrie», ban k er'» »on, u n d e r about to fall. At tim es he clutched the tim e? It won’t go so hard with you
“And shot him.”
th e evil Influence of Ftobert U nderw ood
C apt Clinton smiled trium phantly
a fellow -atudent a t Yale, leads a life of table nervously, for fear he would if you own up. You killed Robert
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C. W. MERTZ
d issip atio n , m a rrie s th e d a u g h te r of
"T hat’s all." he said.
g a m b le r w ho died In prison, and Is dls stumble. Several tim es, through sheer U nderw ood!”
Howard shook his head. T here was
ow ned by his fa th e r. lie trie s to get w ork
a n d falls A fo rm er college chum m ak es alm ost Involuntary. N ature was giv a pathetic expression of helplessness head dropped forward on his breast
a business proposition to H ow ard w hich ing way.
as if he were asleep. C ap t Clinton
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on his face.
re q u ire s $2.1Vx> cash , and H ow ard Is broke,
R o b e rt U n d trw o o d , w ho h a s been
yawned and looked at his watch.
pulsed by H o w ard ’s wife. A nnie, In his
college d ays, and h ad once been engaged mured. “W hat's the good of all these was asleep on th a t sofa. I woke up T urning to Maloney, he said with a
to A licia, H o w ard 's ste p m o th e r, has questions? I tell you I didn’t do It.” It was dark. I went out. I w anted to chuckle:
a p a rtm e n ts a t th e A stru rla . H ow ard de
‘By George: It’s taken five hour«
He sank helplessly on to a chair. His get home. My wife was w aiting for
cides to a sk U nderw ood fo r th e $2,000 he
needs. U nderw ood, ta k in g a d v a n ta g e of eyes rolled In his bead. He looked as me."
get It out of him !”
hi» In tim acy w ith M rs. Jeffries, 8r., be
"Now I’ve caught you lying,” in ter Maloney turned out the e'ectrlc
com es a so rt of social h ig h w ay m an . D is If he would faint.
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co v erin g his tru e c h a ra c te r sh e denies
“Stand up!” thundered the captain rupted the captain quickly. "You told lights and w ent to pull up the window
him th e house, A licia receives a note from
the coroner you saw the dead man and
U nderw ood, th re a te n in g suicide. A rt angrily.
d e alers for w hom he h a s been a c tin g as
Corner Fifth Avenue and Second Street
Howard obeyed m echanically, al feared you would be suspected of his stream Into the room. Suddenly Both Phones
com m issioner, d em an d a n acco u n tin g . He
c an n o t m ak e good. H o w ard Jeffries though he reeled In the effort. To m urder, and so tried to get aw ay un there was a ring at the front door.
c a lls In an in to x ic ate d condition. H e ask s steady himself, he caught hold of the seen." T urning to his men, he added: Officer Delaney opened, and Dr. Bern
U nderw ood for $ 2,000 and Is told by the
la tte r th a t he Is In d eb t up to his eyes. table. His strength was fast ebbing. "How is that, M aloney? Did the pris stein entered. Advancing into the
H o w ard drink» h im self Into a m audlin
room, he shook hands w ith the cap
condition, and goes to sleep on a divan He was losing his pow er to resist. oner say that?"
A c aller Is an n o u n ced an d U nderw ood The captain saw he was weakening,
d ra w s a screen a ro u n d th e d ru n k en
“I’m sorry I couldn’t come before,
sleep er. A licia e n te rs. She d em an d s a and he smiled w ith satisfaction. H e’d notes, and replied:
captain. I was out when I got the
p ro m ise from him th a t he will n ot tak e soon get a confession out of him. Sud "Yes, Cap’, th a t’s w hat he said.”
nls life, p o in tin g to th e d isg ra ce th a t
W here’s the body?”
Suddenly Capt. Clinton drew from call.
w ould a tta c h to h erself. U nderw ood re denly bending forw ard, so th at his
The captain pointed to the innei
fuse» to prom ise u n less she w ill renew fierce, determ ined stare glared right his hip pocket the revolver which he
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h e r p atro n ag e. . T h is sh e re fu ses to do,
U nderw ood kills him self. T he re p o rt of Into H ow ard’s half closed eyes, he had found on the floor near the dead
th e pistol a w a k e n s H ow ard. H e stu m b les shouted:
m an's body. The suprem e test was
Me Namer & Wirtz, Proprietors
o v e r th e dead body of U nderw ood, R eali
“You did It and you know you d id !” about to be made. The wily police After glancing curiously at How
s in g his p red icam en t he a tte m p ts to flee
a n d 1» m et by U n derw ood's v alet. H ow
“No— I—” replied Howard weakly. captain would now play his trum p
a rd Is tu rn ed o ver to th e police.
“T hese repeated denials are use card. It was not w ithout reason th at inner
and Tillamook Stage Lines.
"W ell, Maloney, I guess our work
“But w hat's the good of sitting here
prisoner over to the station, then
fn this death house?” protested How
ake out a charge of m urder, and J
ard. "Take me to the station If
the full confession to submil
m ust go. It’s intolerable to sit any
to the m agistrate. Have everything
ready by nine o’clock. M eantime, I'll
The captain beckoned to Maloney.
go down and see the new spaper boys
"Not so fast, young man. Before
I guess there’s a bunch of them down
we go to the station we w ant to ask
Of course, it’s too late for the
you a few questions. Don’t we, Ma
m orning papers, but it's a bully good
story for the afternoon editions. De
The sergeant came over, and the
laney, you’re responsible for the pria
captain whispered som ething in his
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B etter handcuff him."
ear. Howard shivered. Suddenly
turning to his prisoner, the captain
m anacles on Howard’s w rists when
shouted In the stern tone of com
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Dr. B ernstein re-entered from the in
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“Well, have you seen your m an?’
Howard did as he was ordered. He
felt he must. There was no resisting
The doctor nodded.
th a t powerful brute’s tone of authori
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"Found a bullet wound in his head,"
ty. Pointing to the other side of the
he said. “Flesh all burned—m ust hav«
table, the captain went on
been pretty close range. It .might
"Stand over there where 1 can look
have been a case of suicide."
Capt. Clinton frowned. He didn't
The two men now faced each other,
like suggestions of th at kind after l
the sm all table alone separating
confession which had cost him five
them . The powerful electrolier over
hours’ work to procure.
head cast Its light full on How
J. W. Buckley
“Suicide?” he sneered. “Say, doo
ard 's haggard face and on the cap
tain ’s scowling features. Suddenly
side of the head the wound was on?”
M aloney turned off every electric
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Dr. B ernstein reflected a moment.
light except the lights In the elect-
“Ah, yes. Now I come to think ol
roller, the glare of which was Inten
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it, it was the left side.”
sified by the surrounding darkness.
The rest of the room was in shadow.
never heard of a suicide shooting him
One saw only these two figures
self in the left temple. Don't worry,
standing vividly out In the strong
We are able to supply everything: necewary for th ^
doctor, it's m urder, all right." P oint
complete construction of house, barn or shed.
light—the white-faced prisoner and
lng w ith a Jerk of his finger toward
bis stalw art inquisitor. In the dark
Howard, he added: “And we’ve got
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background stood Policeman Delaney.
the man who did the job."
-Close at hand was Maloney taking
Officer Delaney approached his chief |
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Gales Creek, Oregon
and spoke to him in a low tone. The
"You did it, and you know you did
captain frowned and looked toward
It!” thundered the captain, fixing his
his prisoner. Then, turning toward |
eyes on his trem bling victim.
the officer, he said:
“I did not do It,” replied Howard
“Is the wife dow nstairs?”
slowly and firmly, returning the police
The officer nodded.
m an's stare.
“Why Did You Come H ere?”
"Yes, sir; they just telephoned."
“You’re lying!” shouted the captain.
"Then let her come up,” said the
"I’m not lying," replied Howard already enough evidence to send you lng unlawful methods In conducting captain. "She may know something."
to the ch air!”
his Inquisitorial exam inations.
Delaney returned to the telephone
The captain glared a t him for a Howard shook his head helplessly. "Stop your lying!" he said fierce and Dr. B ernstein turned to the cap
m om ent and then suddenly tried new W eakly he replied:
ly. "Tell the truth, or we’ll keep you tain:
'T h is constant questioning Is m a here until you do. T he motive Is “Say w hat you will, captain, I’m
"W hy did you come here?" he de king me dizzy. Good God! W hat's clear. You came for money. You not a t all sure th at Underwood did
the use of questioning me and ques were refused, and you did the trick." not do this him self.”
tioning me? 1 know nothing about Suddenly producing the revolver, "A in't you? Well, I am," replied
"1 came to borrow money.”
"Did you get it?”
the captain w ith a sneer. Pointing
and holding It well under the light, again
“No—he said he couldn't give It to "W hy did you come here?” thun so
to Howard, he said:
dered the captain.
fell directly on Its highly polished shooting.” man has just confessed to the
"Thon you killed him.”
’T’ve told you over and over again surface,
"I did net kill him,” replied Howard W e’re old friends. I cam e to borrow
At th at m om ent the front dooi
money. He owed me a few hundred "How ard JefTrles, you shot R obert opened and Annie Jeffries came in e » !
T hus the searching exam ination dollars when we were a t college to Underwood, and you shot him w ith corted by an officer. She was pale
w ent on, mercilessly, tirelessly. The gether, and I tried to get I t I've told this pistol!"
and frightened, and looked timidly al
sam e questions, the same answ ers, the you so many times. You w on't be Howard gazed at the shining sur the group of strange and serious-look
E are in a better position than ever to
sam e accusations, the same denials, lieve me. My brain Is tired. I’m thor face of the m etal as If fascinated. He ing men present. Then her eyes went
hour after hour. The captain was oughly exhausted 1‘lease let me go. spoke not a word, but his eyes be round the room in search of her hus
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tired, but being a giant In physique, My poor wife won’t know w hat's the cam e riveted on the weapon until his band. She saw him seemingly aslee;
face assum ed a vacant stare. From in an arm chair, his w rists manacled
he could stand It. He knew that his m atter.”
ing on short notice, having just recently
victim could n o t It was only a ques "N ever mind about your wife,” the scientific standpoint, the act of in front of hiih. W ith a fright
tion of time when the latter’s resist growled the captain. “W e’ve sent for hypnotism had been accomplished. ened exclam ation she sprang forward, |
installed new machinery and a com
ance would be weakened. Then he her. How much did you try to bor In his nervous and overfatigued states but Officer Delaney intercepted her
would stop lying and tell the truth. row ?”
added to his susceptibility to quick C ap t Clinton turned around angrily j
plete line of the latest styles of type faces
T hat's all he w anted—the truth.
Howard was silent a m om ent, as If hypnosis, he was now directly under a t the interruption.
“You shot him !”
racking bis brain, trying to rem em
“I did not.”
stronger will. He was com pletely re w anted!” he growled.
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“A thousand—two thousand. I for ceptive. The past seem ed all a blur
T m not lying It a the truth.”
on his mind. He saw the flash of
get. I think one thousand."
So It went on. hour after hour, re "Did he say he'd lend you the m on steel and the police captain's angry,
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As You Like It.
determ ined-looking face. He felt he
lentlessly, pitilessly, while the patient ey?" dem anded the Inquisitor.
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Maloney, In the obscure background, “No," replied the prisoner, w ith hesi was pow erless to resist that will any The aged. worn, and guileless-look
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tation. He couldn't—he— poor chap— longer. He stepped back and gave desk of the clerk in a southern hotel,
a shudder, averting his eyes from the
on short notice.
"A h!" snapped the captain. "H e re blinding steel. C ap t Clinton quickly w allet a yellow bill. "Friend, will you
fused—that led to words. T here was
The clock ticked on, and still the a quarrel, an d —” Suddenly leaning "You com m itted this crime. Howard kindly give me live silver dollars in
m erciless brow beating went on. They forw ard until his (ace alm ost touched JefTrles!" he shouted, fixing him w ith exchange for this memento of the
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had been at It now five long, weary Howard’s, he hissed rather than a stare. To hts subordinate he good old confederate days?”
The clerk glanced quickly at the
hours Through the blinds the gray spoke: "You shot him !”
shouted: "Didn’t he, MaloneyT”
daylight outside was creeping Its way Howard gave an Involuntary step "H e killed him all right," echoed proffered bill, smiled to himself, tossed
it into the draw er, and counted out
In. All the policemen were exhaust backward, as If he realized the trap Maloney.
the five dollars. When the guileless-
ed. The prisoner was on the verge of being laid for him.
His eyes still fixed on those of his looking individual had gone, the clerk
collapse. Maloney and Patrolm an “No. no!” he cried.
victim, and approaching his face exam ined the bill he had Just taken
Delaney were doting on chairs, but Quickly following up hts advantage. close
to his, the captain shouted:
in. He found that It was. or was not,
Capt. Clinton, a m arvel of Iron will Capt. Clinton shouted dram atically:
did It, Jeffries! Come on. own a good U. S b ill Either way yon
and phy»lcal strength, never relaxed “You He! He was found on the up! L*t’s
have the truth! You shot take it. It makes s story It has never
a moment. Not allowing him self floor In this room—dead. You were
Underwood with this revolver. been decided which is the better way.
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to weaken or show signs of fatigue. trying to get out of the house with- Robert
You did It. and you can’t deny 111 Toe —Puck.
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