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THE 8EMI-WEEKLV TRIBUNE. NORTH t'LATTE, NEBRASKA.
Konneth Grlswold, an unsuccessful
writer brcauso of KOclullHlir tendencies,
sups with hla friend iminbrldgo nt Chuu
olero's restaurant In Now Orleans and
declares that if nocessary ho will steal to
koep from starving. Ho holds up Andrew
galuralth, president of tho Bayou Stato
Hncurlty, In his private office anil escape.
with J100.000 In cash. Ily oriKlnal methods
no escapes tho hue and cry and booh
aboard the Hollo Julio as a deckhand. Ho
unexpectedly confronts Charlotlo Knrn
ham of Wahaikn, Minn., who had seen
nlm cash Clalbrolth's chock In tho hank.
Charlotto recognizes Qrlswold, hut do
cldes to write to aalbralth rathor than
denounce tho robber to tho captain and
o Incur unpleasant notoriety.
CHAPTER V Continued.
"Don't try that again!" lio warned,
angrily, "If you've got to take It out
on Homebody, I'm your man."
This was mutiny, and McGrath'a
remody for that (Hstcmjier wan over
heroic. In n flash his big flat shot out
and the crow looked to see Its lighter
champion go backward Into tho rlvor
at the Impact. Uut tho blow did not
land. Qriawold saw It coming and
Bwervcd the necessary body-breadth.
Tho result was a demonstration of a
slmplo theorem In dynamics. McGrath
reeled under tho impetus of his own
unresisted effort, stumbled forward
against tho low edge-lino bulwark,
clawed wildly at the ncklo air and
dropped overboard liko a stone.
The Hello Julio wan forging ahead
at full speed. Clearing tho Intervening
obstacles In a hurdlor's leap, Qrlswold
raced aft on tho outer edgo of tho
guards and Jumped overboard In time
to grapplo tho drowning man when ho
was within a few feet of tho churn
ing wheol. Tho mnto was terror-crazed
and fought blindly. Thoro was no
time for trick or stratagem, and when
tho thunder of tho wheol roared over
head, Qrlswold felt tho Jar of a blow
and tho maters struggles ceased ab
ruptly. A gasping moment Inter tho
worst was over nntl tho rescuer had
his head out; was swimming gallantly
In tho wako of tho steamer, supporting
tho unconscious McQrath and shouting
lustily for holp.
Tho help camo quickly. The alarm
had boeu promptly given, and tho
night pilot was a man for ah emer
gency. Before tho llttle-UBcd yawl
could bo lowered, tho steamer had
swept a wldo clrclp In mid Btronm and
J'Don't Try That Again," He Warned
tho searchlight picked up tho cast
uwaya. From that to placing tho Hello
Julio so that tho two bits of human
flotsam could bo haulod in over the
Ibpws was but a skillful hand's turn of
ruddor-work, accomplished as clovorly
cis it tho great steamboat had been a
powor-drlven launch to bo steered by
a touch of tho tiller.
' All this Charlotto suw. Sho was
looking on when tho two men wero
lraggod aboard, tho big Irishman still
DticonsclouB, and tho rescuer In tho
hnal ditch of exhaustion breathless,
'oddcti, reeling with weariness.
And afterward, whon tho Hollo
Julio's prow was onco moro turned to
tho north, Miss Farnhnm How back to
her stateroom with tho letter to Mr.
Gnlbralth hlddon In her bosom and
clutched tightly as If sho wero afraid
It might cry out its accusing secret of
Its own accord.
' CHAPTER VI.
On tho morning following tho rescuo
of tho mate, Charlotto Farnham nwoko
with tho conviction that sho had boon
miraculously saved from Incurring tho
penalties dealt out to thoso who rush
blindly into tho thick of things with
out duo thought and caroful consid
eration, But tho Puritan consclcnco was not
to bo entirely olloncod. Reason sits
in u higher seat than that occupied by
tho soiinas, and reason arguad that n
man who would forglvo his enemy,
and Instantly risk his life In proof of
tho forgiveness, could not be a dos
potato criminal. Conscience pointed
out tho alternative. A llttlo careful
Investigation would remove tho doubt
or confirm It. Somebody on tho
boat must know the deckhand, or
know enough about him to establish
his real Identity. .
Charlotto worried over tho wretched
entanglement all day, and was so dis
trait and absent-minded that her aunt
remarked it, naming It malaria and
proscribing quinine. Whereat Char
lotte dissembled and put on a mask of
cheerfulness, keeping it on until after
tho evening meal and her aunt's early
retiring. Hut when' sho was released
sho was glad enough to go out on tho
promenndo JiiBt forward of Die star
board paddle-box, where thero wero
no nfter-dlnner loungers, to bu alone
with her problem and free to plunge
once moro Into Its Intricacies.
It was possibly ten minutes later,
while sho stood leaning against a
stanchion and watching the lights of a
distnnt town rlso out of tho wntcry
horizon ahead, that chance, tho final
arbiter In so many human Involve
ments, led hor quickly Into tho valley
of decision. Sho heard n man's step
on tho steeply pitched stair leading
down from tho hurrlcano deck. Ucforo
sho could turn away ho was confront
ing her; the man whoso name on the
Dello Julio's crow roster was John
Qrlswold's appearanco wns less for
tuitous than it seemed to bo. An n re
ward of merit for having saved tho
mate's life, ho had been told off to
sorvo temporarily as man-of-all-work
for tho day pilot, who chanced to bo
without n steersman. His watch in
tho pilothouso was over, and ho was
on his way to tho crow's quarters bo
low whon ho stumbled upon Miss
Farnham. Mindful of his earlier slip,
ho parsed hor as If sho had boon in
visible. Sho lot him go until her op
portunity was all but lost; then, pluck
ing courago out of tho heart of des
peration, sho spoke.
"Ono moment, If you pleaso; I J
want to ask you something," sho fal
tered; and ho whcoled obediently nnd
Followed a pause, Inevitable, but
none tho less awkward for tho one
who was responsible. Qrlswold felt
rather than saw, hor embarrassment,
and wob gcnerouB enough to try to
"I think I know what you wish to
say: you aro qulto at liberty to say
it," ho offered, whon tho pauso had
grown into nn obstacle which sho
seemed powerless to Burmount.
i tnougiit perhaps -I had hoped
. oh, for goodness' sake, why did you
1 do it?" Bho burst out, no longer nblo
I to fonco with tho weapons of Indirect-
Ho answered hor frnnkly.
"It wns tho old story of ono man's
ovorplenty und another man'B need.
Have you over known whnt It means
to go hungry for sheer novortv'a
I sako? but, of course, you haven't."
"No," sho admitted.
"Well, I have; I was hungry that
morning; very hungry. I know this
doosn't excuse tho thing to you. But
perhaps it may holp to explain It."
"I think I can understand a llttlo.
Hut suroly "
Ho stopped her with a quick llttlo
"I know what you aro going to say
that I should have boon willing to
work, or even to beg, rathor than
steal. I was willing to work; I was
not willing to beg. I know It Is all
wrong from your point of vlow; but I
should bo sorry to havo you think
that I did what I bolloved to bo
'Hut think of It; If you aro right,
ovoryono olso must bo wrong!"
"No; not qulto ovoryono. But that
Is a very largo question, and wo
needn't go Into It. I confess that my
method was uncon volitional; a llttlo
moro summary than that of tho ubu
rora and tho strictly legal robbora, but
qulto aB defensible For thoy rob tho
poor and tho helpless, whllo I moroly
dlBpossossed ono rich corporation of
a portion of its oxactlons from tho
i nun you aro not sorry? I saw
you yesterday afternoon and hoped
TT 1 . . 1 . 1 . t
no muKiiuu unpleasantly, "i was
sorry, then, and I am now; for tho
aamo reason. I havo lost tho money."
"Lost 111" Bho gasped. "How?"
"I had hidden It, and I suppose somo-
ono elao lias found It. It Is all right,
bo iar aB tno ownorshlp la concerned:
but I am Btlll Bolf-ccntorod onough to
uo cnagnnou about it."
"Hut you muBt havo roturnod it in
tho end. You could never havo boon
content to Keep it."
"Do you think bo?" ho rojolnod. "
think I could havo been qulto content
to koop it. But that is paBt; It Is
gone, and I couldn't roturn It If
"jno," ano acquioscod; "and that
maKos it all tho harder."
"For you to do what you muat do?
uut you mustn't th nk of hf
shouldn't havo mado restltutJim la any
event. Lot mo tell you what I did.
I had a weapon, as you Havo read. I
tied It up with tho money in a hand
kerchief. Thero was always tho
chance of their catching mo, and I had
made up my mind that my last free
act would be to drop the bundle into
tho river. So you seo you need not
hesltato on that score."
"Thon you know what It la that I
"Assuredly. I knew It yestorday,
when I saw that you had recognized
mo. It was very merciful In you to
reprieve mo, even for a few hours;
but you will pardon me If I say It
"Wrong!" sho burst out. "Is It gen
erous to say that to me? Aro you bo
Indifferent yourself that you think ev
eryone olso 1b Indifferent, too?"
Ho smiled under cover of the dark
"I know you nre not Indifferent; you
couldn't bo. But you must be true to
yourself, nt whatever cost. Will you
go to Captain May field now?"
"I thought of doing that, at first,"
Bho began, postponing to a moro con
venient season, tho unnerving reflec
tion that she was actually discussing
tho ways and means of It with him.
'It seemed to bo the simplest thing
to do. But then I saw what would
happen; that I should be obliged"
Again ho stopped her with a ges
"I understand. Wo must guard
ngalnst that at all hazards. You must
not bo dragged Into it, you know,
"I wrote a letter to to Mr. Gnl-
braith," sho confessed.
"And you have not sent It?"
"No. If I had, I chouldn't have
spoken to you."
"To bo sure. I suppose you signed
"That was a mistake. You must
rewrlto It, leaving out your name, and
send It. All you need to Bay Is that
tho man who robbed tho Bayou State
Security la escaping on tho Bello Ju
Ho; that ho la disguised as a deck-'
hand, and that his name on tho steam
er's books Is John Wesley Qavltt.
That will bo amply sufficient."
She was silent for a moment. Then:
'Why mustn't I sign it? They will
pay no nttentlon to an anonymous let
ter. And, besides, It seems so so
"Thoy will telegraph to every river
landing ahead of us within an hour
"One Moment, If You Please."
after your letter roaches Now Or
leans; you needn't doubt that. And
tho suppression of your namo Isn't
cowardly; It is merely a Justinablo bit
of solf-protectlon. It la your duty to
glvo tho alarm; but whon you havo
dono that, your responsibility ceases,
Thero aro plenty of peoplo who can
ldoutlfy mo if I am taken back to
Now Orleans. You don't want to bo
Bitmmoned as a witness, and you
Sho saw tho direct, manlike wisdom
of all this, and was quick to appreci
ate his dollcato tact In effacing tho
question of tho roward without oven
referring to it. But his stoicism was
"It is vory shocking!" sho mur
mured; "only you don't seem to real
ize it nt nil."
"Don't I? You muat remember that
I havo been arguing from your point
of vlow. My own la qulto unchanged.
It la your duty to do what you must
do; It Is my affair to avert tho conse
quences to myself if I can nianago It
without taking an unfair advautugo of
"What will you do?"
"It would bo bad faith now for mo
to try to run awny from tho steamer,
as I meant to do. So far, you havo
bound mo by your candor. But be
yond that I mako no promlsos. My
parolo will bo at an ond when tho olll
cors appear, and I shall do what I can
to dodgo, or to cscapo It I am taken.
Is that fair?"
"It Is mora than fair; I can't under
"What is It that you can't under-
"How you can do this; how you can
do such things aB tho ono you did last
night, and still "
Ho finished tho sontonco for hoi
"and Btlll bo a common robbor of
banks, and tho like. I fancy It Is a
bit puzzling from your point of view.
Somotlmo, perhaps, wo Bhall all un
dorstand things bettor than wo do
now, but to that time, and boyond It,
I shall bo your grateful debtor for what
you havo dono tonight. May I go
Sho gave him leave, and when ho
was gone, sho went to her stateroom
to wrlto as ho had suggested. An hour
later sho gave the nowly written letter
to the night clerk; and tho thing was
In tho ordinary courso of things,
Miss Farnham's letter should have
reached New Orleans in time to havo
procured Qrlswold's arrest at any ono
of a score of landings south of Mem
phis. When tho spires of the Ten
nessee metropolis disappeared to tho
southward, he began to think that her
resolution had failed.
Ho had no means of knowing that
she had given her letter to tho night
clerk within tho hour of their inter
view on tho saloon dock promenade;
nor did he, or anyone olse, know that
It had lain unnoticed nnd overlooked
on the clerk's desk until tho Belle
Julie reached Cnlro. Such, however,
was the pregnant fact; and to this
purely accidental delay Orlawold owed
his first sight of tho chief city of Mis
souri lying dim and shadowy under Its
mautlo of coal smoke.
The Bello Julio mado her landing In
the early evening, and Charlotto wns
busy up to tho last moment getting
her own and hor aunt's belongings
ready for tho transfer to tho upper
river steamer on which they wero to
complete their journey to Minnesota.
Hence, It was not until tho Bello Julio
was edging her way up to tho stone
paved loveo that Charlotte broke her
self-imposed rule and slipped out upon
the port promenade.
The swing stage was poised In the
air ready to bo lowered, and two of
the deckhands wero dropping from
the shore ond to trail tho bowllno up
tho paved slope to the nearest moor
ing ring. Thero was an electric arc
light opposite tho steamer's berth, and
Charlotto shaded her eyes with hor
hands to follow tho motions of tho
two bent figures under tho dripping
Ono of tho men wns wearing a cap,
and there was a small bundle hanging
at his belt. She recognized him at
once. At the mooring ring ho waB the
one who stooped to make tho lino fast,
and tho other, a negro, stood aside. At
that moment tho landing stage fell,
and In tho confusion of debarkation
which promptly followed, the thrilling
bit of byplay at tho mooring ring
passed unnoticed by all save tho silent
watcher on the saloon deck.
While tho man In the cap wa3 still
on hla knees, two men stole from tho
shadow of tho nearest freight pyramid
and flung themselves upon him. Ho
fought fiercely for a moment, and
though ho was moro than doubly out
weighed, rose to his feet, striking out
viciously and dragging his assailants
up with him. In the struggle tho
bundlo dropped from his belt, and
Charlotte saw him kick It aside. Tho
waiting negro caught it deftly and
vanished among tho freight pyramids;
whereupon ono of tho attacking pair
wrenched himself out of the three-man
scuirio and darted away in pursuit.
This left but a single antagonist for
the fugltlvo, and Charlotte's sympa
thies desorted her convictions for tho
moment. But while sho was biting
hor Hp to keep from crying out, the
fugltlvo stepped back nnd hold out
his hands, and she saw tho gleam of
polished metal reflecting tho glaro of
tho arc light when tho ofllcer snapped
tho handcuffs upon his wrists.
It was with a distinct senso of cul
pability oppressing her that sho went)
back to her nunt, and sho was careful
not to let the invalid seo her fnco. For
tunately, thero was a thing to bo done,
and tho transfer to the other steamer
camo opportunely to holp her to re
establish tho balance of things dis
torted. Sho was sorry, but, after all, the
man had only himself to blame. None
the less, the wish that someone elso
might havo been his betrayer was
promising to grow later Into remorse
ful and lasting regret when, with her
aunt, sho left tho Belle Julio and
walked up tho levco to go aboard the
Star of tho North.
After suffering all tho nanes of
thoso who lose between tho touch and
tho clutch, GrtBwold had found tho
red-liandkorchlof bundlo nreclsnlv
whoro it had been hidden; namely,
burled safely In the deckload of
sackod coffeo on tho enclno-room
It camo to light In tho final hnlf.
hour of tho voyage, when ho and hla
mates wero transferring tho coffeo to
tho main deck, forward. It had not
been disturbed; and what had hap
pened was obvious enough, after the
rnct. Alter its hiding, nrm's-leneth
deep, In a cranny botween tho sacks,
somo sudden Jar of tho boat had
slightly shitted tho cargo, closing ono
cranny nnu opening another.
With tho money ouco moro In Ma
possession ho had a swift roturn of
tuo emotions which had thrilled him
when ho found himself Btandinc on
tho Bldowalk In front of tho Bayou
Stato Security with tho block ot bank
notes under his arm.
As to tho battle for tho konnim?
which was probably awaiting him at
tho St. Louis landing, tho prospect of
coming to blows, man-fashion, with
tho enemy, was not wholly unwel
Tho few necessary nrollmlnnrin,.
wero arrangod whllo tho Bollo Julio
was backing and filling for tho land
ing. Slnco to bo taken with tho
money In his possession was to glvo
tno onomy tno chanco of wlnnlne-
ono 8troko both tho victory nnd tho
spoils, ho mado a confederate! nr t)m
negro, whoso part bo had takon in tho
quarrel with McQrath. Tho man was
grateful and loyal according to his
gifts, and Qrlswold's need was too
pressing to Btlck at any triflo of un
Intelligence. "Mose, you'll go ashore with mo on
tho spring line," ho said, whon ho
found his man at the heel of tho land
"Yes, suh, Mars' Gravitt; dot's me,
"All right, You seo this bundle. If
anybody tackles mo while wo'ro mak
ing fast, I'm going to drop It, and you
must get It nnd run away. Do you
"Whut-all mils' I do when I's dono
tuk out wld hit?"
"Get awny, first; then keep out of
sight and hang around the loveo for
an hour or two. If I don't turn up be-
Grlswold Knew That the Leveled Pis
tol Meant Surrender or Death.
foro you get tired, pitch the thing Into
the river and go about your business.
If you open It, It'll conjure you worse
than any Obl-man you ever heard of."
"No, suh! I ain't gwlne open hit,
Cap'm not If dcy's cunjah in hit; no,
"Well, there Is the worst kind of
conjure this old world has ever known.
But it won't hurt you If you don't
meddlo with it. Keep your wits about
you and bo ready to grab it and run.
Hero wo go."
Tho pilot had found his wharfage
and was edging tho Bello Julio up to
it. Tho bow men paid out slack,, and
Grlswold and the black, dropping
from tho swinging stage, trailed tho
end of the wet hawser up to the near
est mooring ring. Grlswold bade the
negro keep watch nnd knelt to knot
the hawser in the ring. While tho
negro sentinel was stammering,
"L-l-lookout, Mars' Cap'm!" the trap
In deference to the upcoming pas
senger from tho Belle Julie, the two
man catchers tried to do their job qui
etly. But Grlswold would not havo it
so, and he was up and had twisted
himself free when a blow from a
clubbed pistol drove him back to his
knees. Half stunned by tho clubbing,
ho still made shift to spring afoot
again, to drop his handkerchief bundlo
and kick It aside, and to close with his
assailants whllo tho negro was snatch
ing up the treasure and darting away
among tho freight pyramids. After
that ho had hut ono thought; to keep
tho two plain-clothes men busy until
tho negro had made hi3 escape. Even
this proved to be a forlorn hope, since
tho smaller of tho two instantly broke
away to give chase, while the other
stepped back, spun his weapon in air,
and leveled It.
Rage-bllndcd as ho was, Grlswold
knew that the leveled pistol meant
surrender or death. When his captor
had handcuffed him and was walking
him toward a closed carriage drawn
up boforo the nearest saloon In the
river-fronting street, he ventured to
ask what he was wanted for.
"You'll Und that out soon enough,"
was tho curt reply, and nothing more
was said until tho carriage was
reached and tho door had been Jerked
open. "Got In!" commanded tho maj
esty of the law, and when the door
was slammed upon tho captive, tho
plain-clothes man turned to the driver,
a little wizened Irishman with a face
llko a shriveled winter apple. "What
tlmo docs that New Orleans fast train
Grlswold heard tho reply: "Slvin-
forty-five, sorr," and something in tho
thin, piping voice gave him fresh
courage. Through the open window
of tho carriage ho saw his captor
glanco at his watch and begin an Im
patient sentry beat up and down un
dor tho electric transparency advertis
ing the particular brand of whisky
specialized by tho saloon. He was evi
dently waiting for his collcaguo to
bring in tfxo negro, and time passed.
Tho Bp: ing evening was raw and
chilly, nnd tho open doors of tho sa
loon volleyed light and warmth and a
beckoning Invitation. Griswold's gift,
prostituted to tho servico of tho
changed point of view, bado him read
In tho red face, the looso lip and tho
bibulous eyes tho temptation that was
gripping tho plain-clothes man.
By a careful contortion ot the mnn
ncled hands, which seemed suddenly
to havo becomo endowed with tho
crafty deftness of the hands ot a pick
pocket, ho found his working capital
in a pockot ot tho short-sleeved coat.
It had been diminished only by tho
hundred dollars put into John Gavltt's
hands, aud th twenty ho had glvoa
tho negro. Ho wished he might havo
had a glimpse of tho llttlo Irish cab
man's face. Slnco ho hadjnot, ho
mado two hundred dollars of tho
money Into a compact roll nnd put tho
remainder back Into tho Inner pocket.
It was only a minute or two after
this thnt the rod-fneed man'a Impa
tience blossomed into tho thirst that
will not be denied, nnd ho went Into
tho saloon to get a drink, first putting
tho cabman on guard.
"Got down hero and keop an eyo on
this dicky-bird," ho ordered. "Slug
him if he tries to make a break."
But the cabman hung back.
"I'm no flghtln' man, Borr; an', be
sides, I don't daro lave mo hnrrscs,"
ho objected. Hut tho officer broke In
"What the devil aro you afraid of?
He's got the clamps on, and couldn't
hurt you If he wnntcd to. Como down
The llttlo Irishman clambered down
from his box reluctantly, with tho
reins looped over his arm. Whon ho
peered in at the open window of the
cnrrlago tho big man had passed be
yond the swinging screens of the sa
loon entrance and Grlswold seized his
"What's your Job wortli, my man?"
ho whispered. N
The cabman snatched a swift glanco
over his shoulder beforo ho ventured
"Don't yez bo tlmptln' a poor man
wld a wlfo an Blvin chllder hauglu' to
urn don't yez do it, sorr!"
Grlswold, the brother-keeping, would
havo thought twice beforo opening
any door of temptation for a brother
man. But tho new Grlswold had nc
"It's two hundred dollars to you If
you can get mo away from here be
fore that red-faced drunkard comes
back. Have a runaway anything!
Hero's tho money!"
For a ulngle timorous Instant tho
cabman hesitated. Then ho took the
roll of money and crammed It into his
pocket without looking nt It. Before
Grlswold could brace himself there
was a quick whlsh of tho whip, a pip
ing cry from tho driver, and the
horses sprang away at a reckless gal
lop, with the little Irishman hanging
to the reins and shouting feebly llko o
Grlswold caught a passing glimpse
of the red-faced man wiping his Hps
In tho doorway of tho saloon as the
carriage bounded forward; and when
the critical instant came, ho was care
ful to fall out on tho rlverward side
of the vehicle. It was a desperate ex
pedient, slnco he could not wait to
choose tho favorable moment, and the
handcuffs made him practically help
less. Chanco saved the clumsy escape
from resulting In a speedy recapture.
When ho tumbled out of tho lurching
carriage he was hurled violently
against something that figured as a
wall of solid masonry and was half
stunned by the concussion. Nono tho
less, he had wit enough to lie motion
less In the shadow of the wall, nnd
the hue and cry, augmented by this
time to a yelling mob, swept past
without discovering him.
When It was safe to do bo, ho sat
up and felt for broken bones. There
wore none; and ho looked about him.
The wall of masonry resolved Itself
Into a cargo of brick piled on tho
leveo side of tho street, and obeying
tho primary Impulse of a fugitive, ho
quickly put the sheltering bulk of It
between himself and the lighted thor
oughfare. Tho next step had to bo resolutely
thought out. How was ho to get rid
of tho handcuffs? Any policeman
would havo a key, and thero wore
doubtless plenty of locksmiths in St.
Louis. But both ot these sources of
assistance were out of the question.
Whom, then? Tho answer camo in
one word McGrath. On a day when
tho uprivcr voyage was no moro than
fairly begun, one of the negroes In the
crew had procured a bottle of bad
whisky. To pacify him tho mate had
put him in Irons, using two pairs of
handcuffs for the purpose. Therefore,
McGrath must have a key.
But would McGrath do it? That re
mained to bo seen; nnd slnco hesita
tion was no part of Qrlswold's equip1
mcnt, ho covered the fetters as well
as ho could with a scrap of bagging,
nnd walked boldly down tho leveo and
aboard tho Belle Julie, falling into lino
with tho returning fllo of roustabouts.
The mate was at tho heol of the
foot plank, and ho saw at onco what
tho scrap of sacking was meant to
"Hello, there, Qavltt!" he called, not
less gruffly than ot yore, but without
the customary imprecation; "what aro
yo doing with thim things on?"
Grlswold told a straight story, con
coaling nothing not oven tho detec
tive's refusal to tell him what ho was
"Ye'd ought to find that cabby and
buy him a seegyar," was tho mato'a
comment. "So yo legged it, did yo?"
He led tho way up to his quarters
In the texas, and telling Grlswold to
wait, went down on his knees to rum
mage In tho locker beneath tho berth.
"I've got a couple o' pair av thim
things In here, somewhere, nnd maybe
tho key to 'em will fit yours?"
(TO BK CONTINUED.)
Parrots Fall as Sentinels.
Parrots as aeroplane sentlnolB have
not proved tho ontlro success they
woro expected to. A parrot, long be
foro human eyo or glass can detect
tho approach of an ueroplano,. will
screech and Hap about in wild oxclto
mcnt. A number were plncod in Eiffel tow
er to signal tho approach of hostllo
crntt, but as tho birds failed to dis
tinguish between friend and foe, their
usefulness as sentinels was consider
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