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'one Important witness, the mysteri» ' W . M. Langley Sc. Son
H. W . Vollmer, M. D.
ous woman who was In ths apart
Physician and Surgeon
ment a few minutes before the shoot
ing and who was In possession of a
Office in Abbott Bldg.
letter In which Underwood declared
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his Intention of shooting himself,
doubt was no longer possible. Acquit
tal was a foregone conclusion.
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pleased was the judge at Annie's find
that he did not insist on knowing the
woman’s name. He saw that Ancle
preferred, for some reason, not to give
N otary ‘Public
D R . C.E. W A L K E R
It— even to her legal adviser— and he
let her have her way, exacting only
that the woman should be produced
Hollis & Graham
the Instant he needed her. The young
woman readily assented. Of course,
' c IL
o m m i , ifof, b y c . w . dulincmah comoor
there remained the "confession,” but
Treatment by Special Appoint
A ttom eys-at-Law
In seeing her suffer a little of what
The clerk retired and the banker, that had been obtained unfairly, il
she had been made to suffer.
completely Ignoring the presence of legally, fraudulently. The next Impor
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••They’ll say that I— God knows his daughter-in-law, turned to his wife tant step was to arrange a meeting at
the Judge’s house at which Dr. Bern
what they'll s a y !" went on Alicia dis and said:
J. N. H o ffm an
W . Q. Tucker, M. D.
the hypnotic expert, would be
A ttom ey- at-Leca
dragged through the mire of another
Physician and Surgeon
ted both Capt Clinton and Howard's
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public scandal— bis social prestige will ances.”
Offict Hoffman Bldg. Pacific A ve.
Judge Brewster came forward and father. In front of all these witnesses
Calls answered promptly day or night
—oh, I dare not think of It— I know—
_ undfr my duty Is to that unfortunate boy. I cleared his throat as if preliminary to the Judge would accuse the police cap Ind. Phone 502
Howard Jeffries, banker's •cm.
Phone: Office 271, Residence 23S.
Ihe evil Influence of Robert
something Important he had to say. tain of browbeating his prisoner Into
Fellow-student at Yale, leads • life of dis mustn’t think of myself."
making an untrue confession.
sipation, marries the daughtef of a gam
“ Have you the letter that Mr. Un Addressing the banker, he said bold
bler who died In prison, and 5s disowned
haps the captain could be argued Into
by his father. He Is out of tfo*k and lu derwood wrote you?” demanded her ly:
J. C. LATTA
C. W. MERTZ
desperate straits. Underwood, who had companion.
“ Mr. Jeffries, I have decided to un admitting the possibility of a mistake
once been engaged to How ards step*»
mother, Alicia, Is apparently in prosper,
“ Yes— I've never been able to de dertake Howard's defense.”
ous circumstances. Taking advA^itage of stroy I t I don’t know why I kept I t
His aristocratic client was taken be convinced of the existence of doc
his Intimacy with Alicia, he becomes a
For a mo umentary evidence showing that Un
rt of social highwayman. Discovering but thank God I have I t !” Moaning, completely by surprise.
is true character. Alicia denleg him the she went on:
ment he could say nothing, but slju- derwood really committed suicide he
ouse. He sends her a note thi*atenlng
might be willing to recede from hi»
‘T h e disgrace!— the disgrace!— It’s ply stared at the lawyer as If ten
suicide. Art dealers for whom tie acted
position In order to protect himself.
commissioner, demand an accounting, ruin— degradation!
It’s the end of
cannot make good. Howafr* calls at
At any rate It was worth trying. The
la apartments In an lntoxicits.1 condi everything!— the end of everything!”
tion to request a loan of $2,00(1 to enable
“ Indeed!— then you will please con judge Insisted, also, that to this meet
Annie regarded with contempt this
him to take up a business preposition.
ing the mysterious woman wttness
who sider our business relations to have
Howard drinks «himself Into a maudlin poor, weak, walling
should also come, to be produced at
condition, and goes to sleep on a divan. iacked the moral courage to do what ceased from this moment."
▲ caller Is announced and Uaderwood
such a moment as the lawyer might
draws a screen around the drunken was merely right. Her voice was not
Corner Fifth Avenue and Second Street
consider opportune. Annie merely de Both Phones
sleeper. Alicia enters. She demands a unkind as she said:
“ As you please," he said suavely.
promise from Underwood that he will not
manded a few hours' time so she could
The banker turned to his wife.
“ I don’t want to disgrace you— or
take his life. He refuses unless she will
make the appointment and soon re
“ Alicia— come.”
renew her patronage. This she refuses, ruin you. But what am I to do— tell
and takes her leave. Underwood kills
turned with a solemn promise that
himself. The report of the pistol awa
the woman would attend tho meet
kens Howard. He finds Underwood dead.
T don’t know,” moaned her com
Howard Is turned over to the police
looked back at 'Annie, who nodded lng and come forward at whatever
Capt. Clinton, notorious for his brutal panion helplessly.
reassuringly to her. Judge Brewster moment called upon.
treatment of prisoners, puts Howard
“ Howard must be saved.”
through the third degree, and Anally gets
Three evenings later there was an
rose and, going to the door, opened
an alleged confession from the harassed
man. Annie, Howard’s wife, declares her
“ W ill you tell Judge Brewster or It. The banker bowed stiffly and said: Impressive gathering at Judge Brew
Me Namer & Wirtz, Proprietors
belief In her husband’s Innocence, and
"P ray don’t trouble. Oood morning, ■ter's residence. In the handsomely
calls on Jeffries, fir. He refuses to help shall I r
Unless she will consent to a divorce. To
"Judge Brewster! W hy should he sir."
save Howard she consents, but when she know?” cried Alicia, startled.
As Alicia followed her husband out, were seated Dr. Bernstein, Mr. Jef
finds that the elder Jeffries does not in
fries and the judge. Each was ab
tend to stand by his son, except finan composedly and as If reclgned to the she turned and whispered to Annie:
and Tillamook Stage Lines.
sorbed in his own thoughts. Dr. Bern
cially, she scorns his help. Annie appeals Inevitable, she went on: “ Yes, I sup
"Come and see me at my home.”
to jTidge Brewster, attorney for Jeffries,
When she had disappeared the
Br.i to take Howard’s case. He declines. pose he must know sooner, or later,
It Is reported that Annie is going on the but, I— ~
Judge came back Into the room and the banker stared vacantly Into space
•tage. The banker and his wife call on
The Judge, at his desk, examined som«
She broke down again and burst In sat down at his desk.
Judge Brewster to And some way to pre
vent It. Annie again pleads with Brew- to tears. Annie watched her In si
“ W ell, that's done!” he exclaimed legal papers. Not a word was spo
•t*r to defend Howard. He consents.
ken. They seemed to be waiting for
with a sigh o f relief. Rummaging for
"It's tough— Isn’t It?” she said sym a moment among his papers, he a fourth man who had not yet ar
C H A P T E R XVI.— Continued.
looked up and said with an encoura rived.
looked up and said:
••Ah! I begin to understand. You
"Gentlemen, I expect Capt Clinton
"Now, If you please, we w ill go over
knew Robert Underwood?
Howard tears, “ It's— It's tough!” Rising, she
in a few minutes, and the matter will
knows your voice— he heard you— talk dried her eyes and said hastily: “ Don't that evidence— bit by b it ”
be placed before you.”
In* to him— Oh, Mr«. Jeffries! Are ■ay anything now. Olve me a few
Mr. Jeffries frowned. It was great
you the woman who visited his apart
ly against his wish that he had been
to be done." *
ments that night?”
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84 and 86 FIFTH STREET
Annie was about to reply when the
The news that Jutfge Brewster dragged to this conference. Peevish
The banker's w ife bowed her head
Between Wash, and Stark
Between Stark and Oak
office door suddenly opened and Judge would appear for the defendant at the ly, he said:
end collapsed on a chair.
” I've no wish to be present at th<
Brewster entered. Addressing Alicia, approaching trial of Howard Jeffries
O R E G O N
“ Yes," she murmured In a low tone. he said:
You know that and yet
went through the town like wildfire, meeting.
Annie looked at her In amazement.
"Pardon me, Mrs. Jeffries, I hope I and caused an Immediate revival In
Judge Brewster looked up at him
"W hy didn't you come forward at haven’t kept you watting.” Noticing the public Interest which waa begin
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▲Ucla covered her face with her
essary that you be present when I
handkerchief. She was crying now.
tell Capt. Clinton that he has elthei
"The disgrace— the disgrace!” she
w illfully or Ignorantly forced your sol
to confess to having committed 1
"D isgrace!" echoed
crime of which I am persuaded he li
fied. Indignantly, she went on: "Dis
grace— to you? But what of me and
The banker shrugged his shoulders
" I f I can be of service, of course
“ Can’t you realize what It means to
I— I am only too glad— but what cat
be associated with such a crime?” she
I say— what can I do?"
"Nothing,” replied the judge curtly
"D isgrace!" cried Annie contemptu
“ But the moral effect of your presenc«
ously. "W hat Is disgrace when a hu
Is Invaluable.” More amiably he weni
When in need o f GROCERIES don’t forget
man life Is at stake?”
on: "B elieve me, Jeffries, I wouldn't
that ws carry a full line o f both Staple and
" It seemed so useless," moaned Al
have taken this step unless I was mb
icia— “ a useless sacrifice In the face
solutely sure of my position. I havi
of Howard's confession.
been informed that Underwood com
— If I’d known— If I'd suspected what
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mltted suicide, and to-night evidenc«
you tell me— I'd have come forward
confirming this statement is to b<
and told everything— no matter
placed In my hands The woman wh<
what cost.” Tearfully she added:
paid him that mysterious visit Juqi
"8urely you realise the position It
before hts death has promised to con*
puts me In?"
here and tell us what she knows. Now
A new light shone In Annie's eyes.
If C apt Clinton can be got to admit
What was this woman’s misery to
the possibility of his being mistakes
bur? Her duty was to the poor fel
It means that your son will be fret
low who was counting the hours until
in a few days.”
■he could set him free. Hts stepmoth
Who has given you this informs 1
er deserved no mercy. Utterly self
tlon?" demanded the banker akeptlo
ish, devoid of a spark ol humanity,
she would have left them both to
Howard's w ife." answered
perish In order to protect herself from
judge quietly. The banker started and
shame and ridicule. Her face was set
the lawyer went on: "She knows whs
and determined as she said calmly:
the w onsn Is, and has promised ts
. "It must be done now.”
bring h/w here to-night with docu
' "Yes.” murmured Allcls In a low
mentary proof of Underwood's sut
tone that sounded like a sob, “ It must
c id e "
he done now! Oh, If I'd only done It
Yon are depending on her?" hs
before—If I'd only told Mr. Jeffries
the whole truth! You speak of How
"W h y not?” demanded the Judge
ard's sufferings. If be didn't do It.
She ties more at stake than any oi
he has at least the consciousness of
us. Size has worked day and night
his own Innocence, but I— the con
on this has«. It was she who aroused
stant fear of being found out Is worse
Dr. B e rs te in 's Internet and persuad
than any hell the Imagination can con
ed him V> collect the evidence agalnsl
jure up. I dreaded It— I dread It now
C apt Canton.”
— It means disgrace— social ostracism
E are in a botter position than ever to
The tin k e r frowned.
— my husband must know—the whole
Each Was Absorbsd In His Own Thoughts.
"She is the cause of the whole mis
world will know.”
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Annie was not listening. Still be looked surprised. He made no com stimulation. Rumor said that there erable business.” he growled.
wildered. she gated with the utmost ment but turned to Annlo:
had been a complete reconciliation In
ing on short notice, having just recently
astonishment at her companion. T o
“I have been talking to Dr. Bern- the Jeffries family, that the banker tering, Banded his master a card.
" A h !” ejaculated the Judga. ‘‘ Here’s
think that this mysterious
woman ■veln over tho ’phone.”
waa now convinced of his son's Inno
installed new machinery and a com
they had been seeking was Howard’s
Annie approached him softly and cence, and was determined to spend our m u ) Show him up.”
When the servant had disappeared
a fortune. If necessary, to save him.
■aid In a whisper:
plete line of the latest styles of type faces
similar Mr. Jetfllas turned to hts host W itt
“ So you’re the missing wttness we
"I've told Mrs. Jeffries that you have This and other reports of
have all been hunting fo r !" she «aid; undertaken Howard's defense.”
nature were all untrue, but the Judge
T think you put too much faith l a '
"I can't believe It even now. How
Judge Brewster smiled at his let them pass without contradiction.
did It happen?"
nealthy client almost apologetically, They were harmless, he chuckled, and that wotssn, but you'll find out—you'll
find o u t"
"H e and I were once engaged. I Ahnle thought Then addressing her, If anything, helped Howard's cause.
Judge Brewster smiled.
BILL HEADS, LETTER HEADS, STATEMENTS,
broke It off when I found him out he said:
Meantime he himself had not been
fTO BE CONTINUED.)
After I married Mr. Jeffries I met Un
"Yes, I've been quite busy since I idle.
When once he made up his
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derwood again. Foolishly, I allowed «aw you. I have put three of the best mind to do a thing he was not con
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Perhags the greatest curiosity thi
took advantage and preyed on my woman who visited Underwood thst day he worked on the case, preparing
I forbade him my houae. night I don’t think the police have evldenca, seeing witnesses and ex Bank of England poeaeses ts a not«
He wrote me a letter In which he been trying very hard to find her. perts, until he had gradually built of £1.090, the sum Lord Cochrans1
threatened to kill himself. I was They're satisfied with Howard's con up a bulwark of defense which the paid an a fine for his connection
afraid he meant It— I wanted to pre fession. Bit we want her and well police would find difficult to tear with a fraud on the public, with
vent him. I went to his rooms that get her— ”
down. Tet he waa not wholly reas which bn really had nothing to do.
night I— didn't tell
"O h!" gasped Alicia.
sured as to the outcome until Annie, He Indorsed the note thus: "My
The Judge was proceeding to tell of the day following the Interview In his health bsvtng suffered by long and
When the truth Is known and I ac
knowledge that I visited this m a n - other steps he had taken when the oBce. Informed him breathlessly that close confinement and my oppressors '
can you see what It means?--what a door opened and the head clerk en ■he had found the mysterious woman. having resolved to deprive me of |
fuss there’ll be. Everybody will put tered, followed by Mr. Jeffries.
The Judge waa duly elated; now It property or life. I submit to robbery
the worst construction on It— "
T told Mr. Jeffries that Mr*. Jet waa plain tailing. Indeed! There had to protect myself from murder. In the
always been the possibility that How hope that I shall live to bring the de
"Trust them for that!" said Annie fries waa here.” said the clerk.
“ You might have told him that there ard's confession to ths police waa linquents to Justice— Cochrane " Hs
grimly. She waa sorry for the wom
an's distress, yet, being only human, were two Mrs. Jeffries here.” laughed true, that he had really killed Under- wrote from the grated chamber ef
But now they had found the King’s Bench prison.
aha luU a aerials sense of satisfaction the Judge.
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