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wafers in a tide pocket of his coat In ac that.
And now. Monsieur Adams, T take leave
man aud woman squarely in the eyes latent strength o f character was now cordance with directions which I had
and assume my name, on which t h e r e revealed, listened gravely and with heard discussed privately between Colonel of you, never to return.
failed, my life Is worthless to the cause
is no b lo t!” l ie paused amid a dra evident self-reproach.
Continue'I trom find page
It will be recalled that on leaving Ms to wl-.lch It has been dedicated.
The lawyer was reading aloud.
matic silence. "T h e deepest mysteries,
room In the 'Wilton. Payne examined the should I tell you who I am or even In
In utter d!s ross.
The communication was without coat on the tree, pinching the paper con timate a sphere of existence other than
Iiuii.bridge, are the simplest o f decep-
lonely chauffeur occupied?
Ilf* flew t > her Fide to support her, | tlon, and also solution. On this pre dute. It w..s addressed to Adams aud cealed under the left shoulder strap so the
With you It Is different. You can now
that secret service men stationed across
fo r she v 1 ti ttering. Whether con- mise I fooled even my sweetheart. signed, simply “ T oko." It was ia the the street might see thit action. He also drop the mm** of Adams monsieur, ar l
'"leu # o f h r action or not, she placed Nerve, Hainbrldge, nerve— that s It. English language, its phrasing guve took the l.-cket out of the pocket and held assume your own. Captain Ralph Payne!
nn arm around Ills neck and leaned and your wits about you every min- I evidence o f the cultured mind o f the It In the light. This, too, they saw.
A"» Law yer Hainbrldge finished, a
Had Captain Payne opened and exa»i-
against ti s -boulder wearily.
lnend the locket the success of my ruse shadow darkened the doorway. Every
“ I1 a rl!' he breathed softly, stlrriyl
might not have been so simplv accom one rose.
Monsieur A (turns: The Canal Defense
"But. tny b o y ! Why have you k ip t
Tearl advanced with eye3
to tie* d ep .h i o f hla being. “ I’earl, my j * hi s secret so closely guarded? Why plain tie In Hus Outturn of the canal. plished. For It was, of course, empty.
bright and arms outstretched.
did you not com e to m e?” cried hif you u.e not that petson, even though you
Thus were the Canal Defense plans and
Stiffening in tho doorway at atten
Fho broke Into tears.
“ Who ate uttorney and long-time friend.
the wafers necessary to Interpret them
have assumed his name. His body occu
tion, his heels clicked sharply together,
y o u !" t !.*• 1 bb< d, ( iiiicincr in a helplct* I "I took no chances against defeat," pies the g i i .e supposed to be yours. From
Now, as to Miss Bertha Bonn, I had nnd facing Colonel Dare, the figure
tv hlo.n to bis sleeve. “ W ho lire you?” wrs the Illuminating explanation. 1 the very beginning I have known who never
heard of her before that night, but
you are, but 1 have not unrnaske.t you
lie freed him self gently and placed “ Itemember, Hainbrldge, the charge i because to haw done so would have de a message from her to Major Brent re spoke.
“ I have the honor to report fo r duty,
T ok o’s scaled letter in liar trembling against me had to be proven false. prived me of ma.'ry a timely alibi. And ceived during the dinner at the Dares
said the colonel’ s orderly.
hr tit’ s. “ I will leave you alone to read This could be done only by exposing who was the re to cast suspicion upon out
the ride to the Granadian embassy ball
er than yourself?
he turned hesitatingly to
whatever this letter may contain,” he ! the true criminal and obtaining his
and fell un-vittingly into my hand3. I
I coriKrat date you. Monsieur Adams.
Pearl. Both were pale and trembling.
rl'I with a blight smile. “ liven though • confession o f guilt. I— ”
But 1 do ii"t crave yeer pardon, n.ir the
“ Captain P ayn e!” she murmured,
1 v ’ hs c d p d live about Toko, he was | "H ave you got that?” interjected . mi ion of anyone concerned in my work. utes before I murdered the Granadian
ambassador when he was about to weak amid the stillness, flying into his arms.
ft p.a the very first informer o f iiiy true Mr. Hainbrldge, eagerly.
Captain Payne was innocent; thin ym
en in our plot and expose It. I observed
“ Pearl,” he whispered, gathering her
fhariictor and identify. See whether I “ Miss Dare lias it. At least I think know and I know. The secret he curried that she wore a locket similar to the
"Pearl o f the
this doe* not so tinu out. May I use j she has I t !’’ replied his visitor, sudden- under his left shoulder strap and in his one containing the chemical wafers. On in a tight embrace.
watch fob locket 1 suspected the mo one occasion she opened it and I caught Army and my life fo re v e r!”
one o f your automobiles?”
i ly troubled. H e picked up his hat. ment he appeared on the war office sight of Malor Brent’s miniature and the
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<‘:v looked at tlu* euvelope. Then “ C om e! W e will go to Miss D a re!" sidewalk and accosted Miss Dare and Inscription thereupon proclaiming her to
be his wife. This gave me -on Inspiration.
el.i looked ut linn, "lu u will return?" And he hurried out o f the room, fol- myself on the drive.
A Full Hand.
I knew from the inventor of the ex Desiring to draw another high army of
I lowed by the excited trust officer.
istence of the Canal Defense plans and the ficer In my pov. er and needing an emis
"John." said Mrs Norton as s’ e
“ I give you my e « '" n wrrd to re
On the ride to the Dares, the man chemical wafers I knew that some trust sary to convey the defense plans and the seated herself at the hotel breakfast
ed urmy officer would be delegated to chemical wafers to the Granadian bor
tain very soon." he assured her.
! beside Mr. BulubrUtge asked the ques
der to Bolero, the revolutionist in our table, "did you call a waiter?"
All o f u sudden 1’ curl felt at ease tions originally In his mind.
employ, I effected the transfer of the
•’Yes." said Norton, looking up from
concerning this muneh ss und mysteri
"M y estate— has it ever been dis
loiitets in Miss Bonn’s hotel apartment
and left the packet containing the plans his paper, “ 1 called him. and he had a
ous lover o f hers und desired to be tributed?”
in her suitcase with the assistance of the tray full.”
•. iic to read 'i’uko's letter.
“ No. Y’ our legatee refused to touch
valet, while she was absent from the
“ I shall be wultitig for you," she the money. Through an order o f court
room In quest of a newspaper containing
the first accounts of the ambassador's
murmured, all o f tier tenderness re I have held your entire fortune I d
viling, raising her lips for the kiss he trust. Every penny can be accounted
The Granadian ambassador died from
the effects of a powder which I dissolved z
so plainly desired to give aud receive for— and m ore," replied the attorney,
Lei and E. Erwin
In a glass of water. I wrote the note found
under his dead hand addressed to Captain
A few minutes luter he drove out
“ What do you mean by those last
o f the garage In her new runabout und words?”
I impersonated myself on the night the
army mobilization data was stolen from
Diploma from the Chicago
"I transferred your real estate hold
foe. secretary of war. I think you knew
H e stopped ttie machine In front o f i n g s to stocks and bonds o f u very high
the home o f a prominent trust com grade. They have increased astonish
W ill be in Cloverdale on Thurs- *
pany o ill cl a 1 ami attorney, asking the ingly in value, at least by one hundred
day of each \x eek.
man who answered the doorbell for thousand, if not more.”
"H ow ’s that?” was the sharp ques
Those desiring to take les-
ft sons please engage a lesson period
H e was immediately ushered Into a tion. “ ¡Stocks und bonds of what na
♦ now. Leave word at the Cloverdale
private library otllce. Here, alone, sat ture?”
Hotel or write me at Tillamook.
a tliiii, gray-haired, keen-eyed attor
"W ar b rid es!”
ney, who rose nnd bowed, ransacking
The man at the wheel turned to his
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his bralu to recall where he hud seen attorney quickly, "Sell out, Mr. Bain-
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tills visitor before, If ever.
bridge, at o n c e !” he exclaimed, with a j
"Y ou are Mr. iiuiubridge, the se show o f irritation. "I couldn’ t touch
nior?" questioned the visitor, taking that money. As to the surplus— ” he
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the proffered chair on the other side paused, smiling peculiarly, "suppose
o f the lawyer's desk.
you make a draft, payable to bearer,
T illa m o o k A b s t r a c t i n g Co
.Mr. Duinhridge inclined his head po i'or one hundred thousand. I have im
mediate use for that exact amount I”
litely. “ 1 did not get your nam e?”
T ho 8. CoATKS, P resident .
“ Pearl, My L ove!”
"N o,” grimly. T h en : "Y ou do not
The lawyer looked at him in aston
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recognize my face?”
ishment, shaking ids head sadly. Tho
convey them to the Commandant at the
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“ 1 do and I don't,” confessed the era- man surely had ehanged. "T hat's a canal. 1 knew that a secret meeting of
very large sum,” he ventured.
1l;e general army staff had been called
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ills ii iltor suddenly picked up pen
“ Oh, yes," smiled the other, blandly. that day. I did not know, nor did Miss
Dare that Colonel Dare, Major Brent
cil und puper and scribbled a name. “ It will make a substantial wedding n .U Captain Payne had been called to
T.H . COYNE,
This he shoved under tho law yer’s gift t« two needy unfortunates who that meeting, nor did either of us know
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have Just been married."
fore, when I saw the captain come from
“ W h a t!” ejaculated Mr. Vuinbrldge,
"W edding g ift !" mumbled Mr. Hain tiie war office my suspicions were imme
leaping out o f ids chair, hL'i eyes pop brldge, under Ids breath; aud there the diately aroused.
They were deepened
ping. ids face white and d/aw u. ••Im conversation ended, fo r they hud whun my eye noted, while he stood by
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Opp. Court House,
tiie automobile chatting with Miss Dare,
possible, sir! That muu is dead und reached the Dares.
that the left shoulder strap did not cor
b u rled !”
Mr. Hainbrldge was dropped off at respond with the right shoulder strap.
I. 'tive Cloverdale daily at
Ills visitor laughed heartily. "H e Is the house and his companion proceed It stood higher on the shoulder and
». m . arriving at Tilla-
very much alive. Jhiiilbiidge,” he ed with tho car. as usual, to tiro seemed to bulge a trifle. Closer observa
tion proved that It had recently been re
at 10 a. m — in time for
chuckled. "F or I am he. Come with garage. He seemed to take a longer i moved and replaced by someone not a
m o r n in g train to Portland.
me. I will prove It.'
time than necessary la putting the car i tailor.
1 < a ve Tillamook at 3 p n
The» I saw the locket dangling on his
Hut Mr. l ’. alnlrtdge drew hack in away. Indeed, now that the end and
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arriving at Cloverdale at <
alarm, uml looked as though lie intend It new beginning o f tilings was about
ing that Daptain I’ayne wgulcl wear no
ed to cull for tar Ip to i»ut un Insane to com e to pass, he showed a reluc- locket that had not been presented to
person out o f his house.
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tnnee to hasten the chunge.
suspiciously cast upon It, I Inferred that"
"You don’t Is lleve m e?" queried Ids
A. C EVERSON
lie sat down on the running hoard here was the hiding place of tiie wafers.
of the big limousine, resting ids cliln
But I did not know these things to be
"1 can’t ! ” groaned the confused at In an upturned palm, and fell iato a facta when I hastened to the Hotel Wil
ton and through a valet In my employ
torney. "Y et l must couft ss there ure brown study.
gained entrance to tiie captain's rooms,
certain resemblances, hut only In your
Meanwhile, in the Dare library Law opened Ids luggage, took out his private
speech and about the eycn. i fear that yer Hainbrldge and the colonel were stationery and. Initiating his handwriting,
you must bring me conclusive proof, shaking hands with more vigor than left the note of warning as a bait.
The bait took. Monsieur Adams.
fo r this is uo trifling nn.tter."
-lee me fur r ea l ty deal*.
either had shown for many u day. The m y elf. bidden in an adjoining room,
•’Suppose, IliUnbiti',-e, you call MisS house was agog with expectation. heard Captain Payne telephone to the
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Heart Dare on tho telephone and In* I Major Bruit aud Ids w ife hud arrived. , war secretary that someone had leaked,
quire ub "Ut me." tilti cutter suggested. ' the latter proceeding at once to tho j proving to me that my calculations and
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L. S. HUS5BECE, Proprietor.
intu'tlons Were correct.
now n trifle Impatient. “ 1 want to ask ' suite she hud so long oeeupied. Hertha j The rest was very simple.
With Rollie Watson
> vend Important questions which you was now a happy aud serene woman. handled the captain's clolhes too often
iloti h; WyH lu m i t t i f l u v uu I oh . s you are I’eurl Dure euuie running in und the not to be aware of the size of his coat.
To procure a duplicate was an easy mat
( Olivi! i ? ü U O f !l\\ • lü /im .”
two, as women do at m b times, fell j ter and also a duplicate locket.
1 Iden ! " exclaim ed Mr. Bain- Into eneh other’s arms, weeping hys- , valet sewed the newspaper under the left Dining Room tu n on Family S t\ !e
bridgi *, mg| h»1 h T (’ ctied f mm (he roout terlcally.
shoulder strap tn the substitute coat and
levrrlv left this coat on the tree, taking
t d > tlu* taiklri/, elso'vln Ti*.
'D n ’t It w onderful?" cried Pearl, Captain Payne's In exchange, under his
V» li»•u 1u* r i mied he grasped Ids amid her ecstasies. "1 know tt, Bor- i vet v eyes, when he returned the captain'»
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X Il*i * 1]r hy the !| lini In a tlik'ht grip. He
thn. I knew that he wus differ» tit. All j evening e'othes from the pressing room.
Tiie substitute locket was in tiie substl
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along 1 felt u at ranee, familiar some- i tti:» co: t when the valet hung it on the
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he cried, choking back wus uot < lear but which drew rue to and « : xln in tiie bureau, having detached
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•ml tetneakd tiie loeket containing t_o
«Ut -lii/ ,! e II lo tee 1 . "1 noxv knoxx* him, even when I doubted him tho
J >11. ug (1 t W S st;c. Why, she Is nearly m o st!”
"W here l* he now ?" asked Bertha
Y*>u art* to hasten back I”
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, 1 v - tor laughed unrestrainedly, Brent, almost as excited us I’ i arl.
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Pearl l»*d her by the hand to a w in
i.. the lianiU'In* j until the el
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dow overlooking the garage, Th •
derly gent lei IMP winced in pain.
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"How was tt done? What a w lia rd l ill the shallows inside the wlde-e| n
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The»-«* is so much that I must hear I" j diHir. they saw the man o f tin* in >ur
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"I found It a very easy thing to do. limousine.
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l i tile h .-t place 1 shaved my b e a rd '
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Pearl shook her head, unu' le to re
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double, a chap by uuiue T. O. Adutxis," j move her loving a'ld beaming eyes
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Ms visitor rapidly explained, between from tiie figure.
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" l ie Is waiting for you. I’earl.”
burst* o f merriment. "Then I Ln.ltated
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tlnnuore, every I*m1y really thought her voice catching. "Tills Is the nn *t
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lPJP.9r.'>r?/ySvSucc^Ca Dum ai Vk. “ Yffy?"*3
me t*> be the deud man whom I attired profound moment o f Ids life. I must
lu iny d ot ties, even to my finger ring*, wait until he Is ready."
tin* man you actually burled lu my | Together they went down the .stairs
family cem etery lot— l weut out there arm in arm. and Joined the group In the
«me day aud saw the grave. There was
plenty o f time to make this transfer. Iiuiubridge, the coiouel and Major
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Everyone at the wreck was too greatly Brent engrossed In the communication
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excited to pay any particular heed to to T . O. Adams found In Toko’ s room.
an yon e; It via* night, amt a very dark It was a paper o f an altogether start
one at that. 1 did it all in U -* than ling nature. Pearl, hy whom every
half au hour, shaving, actually, by word hud been memorized, found her
niconllght. It was my only chance aiel self once m. re abscrbtd lu Its revela
I took tt for patriotic us well as per- i tions as she sot beside her father,
sonul reasons. 1 auceceded, ns you x»tll clinging d ose. Bertha sat on the arm
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shortly learn. My innocence Is es'ah- o f her husband'» «hair.
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