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CT "Return of
By A. CONAN DOYLE,
Author of "Th Adventure of Shrrlook Molm."
"The Hound of th Bkerville." "The Sign
of the four." "A Study In Scirlet." Cle.
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IlLUSTR ATI D
by r. n. sTrtLC
The Adventure of
the Six Napoleons
No. 8 of rha Srie
(O we'll-led from lust wii k )
In.' rapid mieceselon p passed
thrj'n.'Ch, tte frtnge of fashionable Ion
Aliljotel Ixindon. theatrical Inndon.
OVriiry London, commercial I,ondon.
MO, Anally, maritime Indon. till we
tjflpe t a riverside city of ino.000
w"ris. wTiere the tenement houos sw-cl-
for and reek with the outcast of Eu
rope. Here. In a broad thoroughfare,
dflre tlie abode of wealthy city mer
chants, we found the sculpture works
ftr which we searched. Outside was a
nslderablo yard full of in mumenttd
iflasonry. Inside was a lard room In
vcblch fifty workers were carvin-T or
ntoldlng. Tlie manager, a big bl mil
Cjcrmnn, received us clvP'y and give
C clear answer to nil Holmes' noos
t?ons. A reference to his books showed
ffiat hundreds of casts had been taken
from a marble copy of Pevine's head of
Napoleon, but that the three which had
been sent to Morse Hudson a year or
o before had been half of a batch of
the other three being sent to Hard
ing Bros, of Kensington. There was no
reason why those six should be differ
ent from any of the other casts. He
Cfluld suggest no possible cause why
any one should wish to destroy them
tn fact, he laughed at the Idea. Their
wholesale price was ft shillings, but the
retailor would get 12 or more. The
nst was taken In two molds from
each side of the face, and then these
two profiles of plaster of paris were
$incd together to make the complete
iust. The work was usually done by
Italians in the room we were In. When
finished the busts were put on n table
In the passage to dry and afterward
stored. That was nil he could tell us.
P.ut the production of the photograph
had a remarkable effect upon the man
ager. 1 lis face flushed with anger, and
his brows knotted over his blue Ten
"Ah. the rascal!" he cried. "Yes. In
f?c!. I know him very well. This has
always been a respectable establish
ment, and the only time that we have
oyer had the police lu It was over this
very fellow. It was more than a year
j'r") now. He knifed another Italian in
the street, and then he came to the
works with the police on his heels, and
lie was taken here. Beppo was his
n?.ri:e his second name I never knew,
t'tv.ed me right for engaging a man
v--;r!i such a face. But he was a good
iv-orhman one of the best."
VHiat did he get?"
'"The man lived, and he got off with
a year. I have no doubt he Is out now,
1 it l:e has not dm-d to show his nose
I We have a cousin of his here,
.Mi! I dure s.;y he could toll you where
"No. no." cried Ibilmes; "not a word
to the cousin not a word, I beg of you.
The matter i! very important, and the
f .itlic;- I go wit'- it the more important
it seems to g"ov. When you referred
i-i vr:r lodger to the sale of th '; casts
I o' -erved that the date was June U
of :a-r year. Could you give mo the
! :' wh-'ii IJeppo was arre.-ted V"
" f e.nild tell you roughly .y tie- pay
;i-t." the man-lger nnswered "Yes,"
lie continued, alter some turning ov'-r
of pages, "h" was paid last on May 20."
y ill." said Holmes. -J don't
'ihiifr. that I need intrude upon your
time and patience any more." Will' a
last word -of caution that he should say
nothing as to our researches wo turned
.our faces westward once more.
i'lie afternoon was far advanced be
fore we were able to snatch u hasty
luncheon ut a restaurant. A news bill
r.t the c:;fr.!n?e nminiMiced: "Kensing
ton Outrage. Murder by a Madman,"
and the content of the paper showed
that Mr. Horace Harder had got his
account Into print nfter all. Two col
umns were occupied with a highly sen
sational and flowery rendering of the
whole incident. Holmes propped It
against the cruet stand and read it
while he ate. Once or twice he
"This is all right, Watson," said he.
"Listen to this: 'It is satisfactory to
know that there can be no difference
of opinion upon this case, since Mr.
Lestrade, one of the most experienced
members of the official force, and Mr.
Sherlock Holmes, the well known con
sulting expert have each come to the
conclusion that the groteaijuo series of
lncffU'iits, which ha ve ended In s tragic
- fashion, arfsa from Ihmj rather
tiiaa ftnm tWUimta. ttltaft. .No ex
planation save mental aberration cntL
cover the facts.' The press, Watson,
is a most valuable Institution, If you
only know how to use It. And now. If
you have quite finished, we will hark
back to Kensington and see what the
manager of Harding Bros, has to aay
on the matter."
The founder of that great emporium
proved to be a brisk, crisp little per
son, very dapper aud quick, with a
clear head and a ready tougue.
"Tes, sir. I have already read the
account In the evening papers. Mr.
Horace Harker Is a customer of ours.
We supplied him with the bust some
months ago. We ordered three busts
of that sort from Uelder & Co. of
Stepney. They are all sold now. To
whom? Oh, I dare say by consulting
our sales liook we could very easily tell
you. Yes, we have the eutrle here.
One to Mr. llarker, you see, and one
to Mr. Josiah Brown of Laburnum
lo'ge. Laburnum Yale, t'hlswlck. and
one to Mr. Saudeford of Lower Urove
rad. Beading. No. I have never seen
this face which you show me lu the
photograph. You would hardly forget
it. would you. sir. for I've seldom seen
an uglier. Have we any Italians ou
the statT? Yes. sir; we have several
among our workpeople and cleaners.
I dare say they might get n peep at
that sales Isook If they wanted to.
There is no particular reason for keep
ing a watch upon that lNok. Well,
well, it's a very strange business, and.,
I hope that you will let me know If.;
anything comes of your Inquiries."
Holmes had taken several notes dur
ing Mr. Harding's evidence, nnd I
could see that he was thoroughly sat
isfied by the turn which affairs were
taking. He made i.o remark, however.
that unless we hurried we should
be late for our appointment with I.e
strade. Sure enough, when we reach
ed Baker street the detective was al
ready there, and we found him 'meing
up and down in a fever of impatience.
His look of importance showed that his
day's work had not. been in vain.
"Well:" he asked. "What luck, Mr.
We have had a very busy day and
not entirely n wasted one." my friend
explained. "We have bccii both the re-
rrn. rromtnty ttte imotograpn we
found lu his HHket Is the man himself,
so that he may not knife the wrong
person, lie dogs the fellow, he sees
him enter a house, he watt outside for
him, and In the scuttle he receives his
own denth wound. How Is that, Mr.
Holmes clapped his hands approving
"i:celleut. l.estrade. excellent!" lie
cried. "But I didn't ijulte follow your
explanation of the destruction of the
"The busts! You never can get those
busts out of your head. After all, that
is nothing; petty larceny, six months at
the uiiMit. It Is the murder that we are
t-rettlly Investigating, and I tell you that
I am gathering all the threads Into my
"And the next stage?"
"Is a very simple one. I shall go
down with Ulll to the Italian quarter,
find the man whose photograph we
have got and arrest him on the charge
of murder. Will you come with us?"
"I think not. I fancy we ran attain
our end la a simpler way. ! can't say
for certain because It all depends
well, It all depends upon a factor which
la completely outside our control. Hut
I have great hopes In fact, the betting
Is exactly two to one that If you will
come with us tonight I shall be able to
heln vou to lav him bv the Jieels."
"In the Italian quarter?"
"No; I fancy Chlswlek Is an address
which Is more likely to tltnl him. If
you will come with me to Chlswlek
tonight, Lestrade. I'll promise to gi to
the Italian quartet with yon tomorrow,
and no hirm will be done by the de
lay. And now I think that a few
hours' sleep would do us all good, for I
d not propose to leave before 11
o'clock, and It Is unlikely that we shall
be back before morning. You'll dine
with us. Lestrade. and then you are
welcome to the sofa until It Is time for
us to start. In the meantime. Watson.
I should Ik glad If you would ring for
an express messenger, f ir I have a let
ter to send, and It is Important that It
should go at once'
i . Holmes spent the evening In rum
(iuVglhg among the' files of the old dally
piicrs with which one of our lumber
rooms was packed. When at last he de
scended It was with triumph In his
eyes, hut he said nothing to cither of
us as to the result of his researches.
For my own part liad followed step
by step the methods by which he had
traced thi' various windings of this
c implex case, and. though I could not
yet perceive the goal which we would
reach. I understood clearly that Holmes
expected this grotesque criminal to
make an attempt upon the two remain
ing busts, one of wh'ch. I remembered.
Wild at Chlswlek. No doubt the object
of our Journey w as t catch him In the
very act. and 1 conid not but admire
the ctmniug with which mv friend had
Timhrr 14 Nat lee.
Fulled States I.snd OthVo, Lskeview,
Oregon, AiiHUKt 14 UHlo. Notice In here
by i I ven thai in compliance with the
p'rovHolis ol Iho act of Congress ol
.In ne. 'I, IH7H, entitled "An set for the
shIc of timls-r lands in tho .VI a tes ol
Ciilifotiiis, Orcitoii, Nevada and ll'iedi
tuition Territory," a extended lo all
the I'liblie Liiml Stales by set of Aug
list 4, ISU'J, lli llen Miller, of Lake Cily,
con nt v of Modoc. Ststeof Cslilornls, bus
this day filed In this office his sworn
slstemenl No. 2l7l, for the pun luise ol
the NV4' M:i NV4 NKl4 and H'
N l'4 ol Section No. ill in Township 40
M, K K. W M', ami will offer proof to
show that the lam! somiht is more vslu
able for Its timber or stone than for
suri'ulturl,purMsis, and to establish
his claim to' said land before Kcgistcr
snd Receiver at Lskeview, Oregon, ou
Thursday, the 2:1 day of November. '..o.
Ilensmesas witnesses: James Ifodton,
of Adel, Oregon, F.ldon ll'oodi'ock,
George llsnkins and I. M. Curry, of
Any and all persons rlsiininu adverse
ly the aliove-deBcrlbeil Isnds are re
quested to tile their claims in this office
n or before said ZU da v of November
:W 47 J. N. Watson, Kegister.
Land Olllco at IjiWeWew, Oregon,
Oct. Kth, IWfi. Notice is hereby given
thai the following named settler lis
tiled notice of bis Intention to mske
final proof in support of his claim, and
Hint sshl proof will le made before the
Register and Kecefver st Lskeview, Ore
gon, on the 21st day of November, lUd'i,
William II. liencllicl, II. F.. No. 21'".
for the W',, NK'4 Si:'4 NW4aii. N W
s-:t, sec. is Tp. .'HI. S li. 22 i: w. 111.
He names the follow ing ilnen' to
innve his continuous residence 11 pun and
nil ivitlion of said hind vu;
C. W. Bent of Ijlkevii w , Oregon, lid
noiid Lynch, J M. Ciirisli, It. C. lis
kins, of Flush, Oregon.
J. N. Watson, Iteginler. tl 4"
ollrr lor I'lildlmlloM
Hepartmenl of the Interior. I.uel Of
tice tit L'lkcvicH, Oregon, O. i. I, I'.HI.'i.
NO TICK is hereby given lh.it the fol
low ing named settler bus tiled le.tii f
his intention to make 1 1 1 11 1 piool in sup
port of his claim, and t'nil mud proof
willl- made before l.i-gj.ii-r mid lie
11 tcr 111 l.akcvicw, Oreg .11, 11 the 2"lh
1l.1v ol NovemU r, l'i I , ii:
AlU it Pent, II. I:. No. .r ti e
see. .'I'iTp. IW S., It. 17 K. w.
He mimes the following witnesses to
prove Ids continuous teldei iihiii and
ullivnlion of said bind vis:
Charles I'lilinerlee. .Isnies I. Mellek,
of 'tillis; (ieoigo Ii. HolbriMik, A. W.
II ou shI, W. I'. Trscv, of Lnkevlew,
Oregon, J. N. Watson, lb glster. 45
iHlre tor I'Mldlrallen
epn Him id "I I In liileilor, land Of
lice al Lskeview, Orcgoii, Oct. M, IlKli'i'
NO TICK Is hereby given thai llin fol
lowing iniuud sell er hss tlltsl notice ol
his Intention to mske flusl proof in sup
port of his chini, and Hut said proof will
m insde before Ucglsler and Uecelver
jat lskeview Oregon, oil 27lli day of
Novemls-r ItHki; vis:
(ildisin Shermsn, II. V. No. for
the 84' X HKU X X
sec. 17, Tp. 41 H K. 21 K w. m.
He names the (oilowing ltnesses to
prove his ronli'iuous resldenre
and cultivation of ssid Uml. sis:
(leo Miermoii, It. I- Held, A. M.
Smith, James Vincent, all of New Tina
Creek, Oregon. J. N.Watson,
42 4(1 Register
attr or 1'ahllrallaM.
Iiepsrtmeiit I the Interior, ltnl Of
fice al Lskeview, begun, Sept. 2U, Bart.
N'O l'll i: is hereby given thai the fob
lowing (mined selller ha filed Hot lie of
his inientioii to make II nit I proof in sup
port of hi clsiiii. mi l Hint ni'l proof will
Ih- liulile liefole Ifeginter Slid UecelVer St
Lskeview . On-g n, on the l lth day ol
November, !' '."1, it. :
Ivlwii. T. bi-l II. F. No. 22..H, for
(lie M-:'4 W 4. N SI'',, Sec. li. Bill
MU, '4. ec. :.. Tp hi S., K. 2i F .
W . Ill .
Hi intiic-tie- (.. Mowing with. ! lo
prove Ills coiitlliilons reldi-lii -lMfl Slid
ciiltivaiioo of Mini liiiol. :o-wit:
W. 1 1. Ss-in-er, A I I'hei.ey, Klh'rt S,
Morris, I. W. Bishop, all of lskeview,
Oregon, .1. N. Watson, Register. 44
I ', M I!', s.
::i, Sw 1
Plans to get Rich.
Hie lleii mi' filled by siuhb-u break
down, due to d hi-' 1 or coiistlpst Ion.
Itritce up and luki- I 'r King's New Life
Fills. Thev take 1. ot the ImiteriilU
ntil' b Hie cl"t.'ilig 0111 I'l.rlgies, Htid
gle y : a low ol.llt. I Hi bclldli'lie
Hli'l dl.'l ne too At l.ee I'.iilli'M drug
stole ; 2"ic, g-l.li 11I1I1 e I .
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Copyright ,y L'Mnr't Wiil.ly.
I The Return of
This latest and best work of
Dr. Doyle is now running ser
ially in the Lake County Ex
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UK riCKKO IF his hintino ckof .nd STIU.IK NAFOLFON I
t. liters and also lli- wholesale manu
facturers. I can trace each of the
busts now from the beinninx."
"The busts:" cried Lestrade. "Well,
well, you have your own methods, Mr.
Sherlock Holmes, and it Is not for ine
to say :i word against them, but I
think I have done a better day's work
than you. I have, identified the dead
"Vou don't nay no';"
"And found 11 cause for the crime."
"We have nn Inspector who makes a
fpocialiy of Saffron Hill uml the Ital
ian quarter. Well, this dead man had
some Catholic emblem round his neck,
und that, hIouk with his color, made me
think lie was from the south. Inspect
or Hill knew hfiii the moment he
caught sifflit of him. His name Is Fle
tro Vcnucel, from Naples, and he Is one
of the greatest cutthroat In London,
lie is connected with the Mafia, which,
as you know, is u secret political Bocle
ty, enforcing Its decrees by murder.
Now, you see how the affair begins to
clear up. The other fellow Is probably
un Italian also and a member of the
Maflu. lie has broken the rules In j
some fashion. Fletro Is set uoon bis
inserted a wrong ciew in 7tit -n-.:;-..'
paper, so as to give the fellow the Idea j
Unit he could continue his scheme with
Impunity. I wus not surprised when
Holmes suggested that I should take 1
my revolver with nie. He had himself ,
picked up the loaded hunting crop,
which wns Ms favorite weapon. j
A four wheeler was 11 1 the door nt 11, 1
rwl fn It we drove to n spot ot the 1
other fdde of Hammersmith bridge. :
Here the cabman was directed to wait.
A short walk brought us to 11 secluded ,
rond fringed with pleasant houses,
each standing In Its own grounds. In;
the light of a street lamp wo read ,
"Laburnum Villa" uiion the gatepost j
of one of them. The occupants had ev- I
idenlly retired to rest, for all was'
dark save for a fanlight over the hall
door, which shed a single blurred cir
cle on to the garden path. The wood
en fence which separated the grounds
from the road threw a dense black
shadow upon the inner side, and here
it was that we crouched. (
"1 fear that you'll have a long wait,"
Holmes whispered. "We may tliauk
our stars that Jt Js ne raining. I
(Conuuueu on next pmce.)
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