Carrollton Chronicle (Carrollton, Tex.), Vol. 16, No. 21, Ed. 1 Friday, March 26, 1920 Page: 3 of 8
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"But the diamonds?" said I, meaning
to test her attitude, since she’d had a
chance to think over what I'd told bar
about monsieur's claims on them and
particularly as he'd gone to her him-
self : “Will you take them home with
She recoiled from me “I can’t—
now—how can It" she gasped. “Oh,
you're going to help me, aren’t yout"
She had caught ho*d of me and
looked positively frightened as she
spoke, glancing over her shoulder at
the door to see that It was tight shut
- and that we could not be overheard.
“I depend on you—I trust you. If
I lose those diamonds—oh, you can’t
guess what I shall lose! I wouldn't
lie to you—I tell you that man De
Ravenol Is a thief. I get it clalraudl-
ently every time he comes near me. I
see the word, as I told you yesterday,
over his head in white letters. My
spirit guides wouldn't give it to me if
It weren’t true."
There was both scorn and appeal in
her tone. I saw the moment was not
ripe for a discussion of the Tibetan
mahatma question. Nor did her re-
newed expressions of confidence In me
sad her obvious need of help In the
present difficulties lessen the compli-
cations that now entangled me. Be-
fore I could think of anything suitable
to say, she burst put: “You’ll not de-
sert me, will you ?—now that I need
you worse than ever!"
And what could I say but “No—I'll
stand by you though the heavens
fall 1" and wonder what new bizarre
line of conduct 1 was committing ray-
**lf to? I didn’t try to think, but told
her Billy was here and suggested that
she meet him—particularly since he’d
been to the hotel and was all wrought
up over Clatre'a mysterious departure.
Mrs. Delarlo demurred, but I overruled
her and presented Billy.
Billy's relief and Joy at the rediscov-
ery of Claire were quite touchingly
amusing and he made himself corre-
spondingly agreeable to Claire’s chap-
eron. He seemed conveniently to for-
get his dictum of a couple of hours age
that said chaperon was crasy. The
only point we any of us attempted to
elucidate was the new man’s connec-
tion with the case—which we felt was
sgagbow the key to monsieur’s sudden
disappearance— and I wus not u little
surprised to hear Billy usk her seri-
ously : “Can’t you get something shout
Mbs told hliu site couldn't at the mo-
ment—the conditions weren’t right—
a he wns too worried—too confused.
“Of course," he agreed. "It’e like
everything elae—takes your beJt pow-
“Ah—1 see you understand," she re-
plied gratefully, end it seemed to tne
with a little etnpliHala on the "you”
that set liliu apart from rue; and that,
I have always thought, was the precise
point at which they began to draw to-
gether In a friendship that made him
her warm partisan, even ugamat me;
for the next time he saw me alone he
told me be had decided she had better
keep the diamonds.
"Of course." he agreed again. “And
1 can see how you couldn’t feel equul
tt/ it after what you've been through
this morning.” This was artfully hlnt-
•d to lead back to Claire.
They might have continued their In-1 to be out of order"
tarehanse of opinions on Clairs sad I I had a malicious phisurs la re-
Oapjrrigh* The Pobhe HsrrtB Oa
her father for the next half-hour—
Judging by the way they seemed to be
enjoying It—but I brought them to
earth with the question: “How are
we golug to protect Claire from the
new man? He's probably determined
to see her and find out something
about her father's whereabouts.'
“The deuce!” cried Billy. “I’d for-
gotten -him. Don’t let him see her,
he comes back, whatever you dot”
This to Mrs. Delarlo. “It would be
pimply too dreadful for her."
“I know. Still, I can't keep her
prisoner in har room. You wouldn’t
suggest that, would you?”
“Heavens, no 1" Billy rapped out "I
should say not I Hasn't she been
through about enough already?”
“But suppose the man has already
traced her there and has the house
watched—the same aa her father did?"
I flung in.
“That's one of the Important things
I came to see you about—” Mrs. De-
larlo turned to me. “If the house Is
watched—and I feel It la, or will be
before the day Is over—Claire Is vir-
tually a prisoner. I won’t dare to let
her go out alone.”
“The deuce!" 'Tied Billy, Jumping
up and snatching hts hat off the table
as though he were about to run to the
fescue. Then he turned as.red as
beet and signaled me with bis eyes
and s couple of gestures which she
did not see—“Help me out, can't you?
Make ber ask me to go home with
her," For he had the wit to see, be-
fore he'd let himself la- with s word,
that he couldn't force himself
woman like Mrs. Delnrlo without plac-
ing himself before both of us In the
position of an officious pup and very
likely getting a snub that would spoil
I played to hts signal—and won
bushel of gratitude from both sides.
“Won't you let Mr. Rivers go home
with you and find out how Claire is
and come back and tell me?" I asked
her artlessly; and to him, “You'll do
that for me, won’t you. Billy T’
“Oh, will you, Mr. Rivers?” she
asked. In great relief, rising as she
spoke and preparing to hurry off.
Billy’s eyes were popping and Ids
feet were almost danctng. 1 present-
ed him with a frown—unseen by her—
that said: “Now, look .out, young man,
how you play your cards I"
“What a relief to have Mr. Rivers 1”
she cried with feeling, and took my
band. Then she affectionately kissed
me—for the first time In her life.
I saw her and Billy to the elevator,
pushing my hall door fist against the
wall to keep it from blowing shut
me, and waited, Idly waving a good-by
and watching her till the car had sunk
out of sight I had Just stepped Into
my hall again and laid my hand on the
doorknob, when I beard a sharp im-
perative “Walt I"
I Jumped and wheeled. A man
stepped out from the stairs back of
the elevator shaft. His face was con-
cealed In a pulled-up collar and a
pulled-down hat. With three quick
strides be was within the doorway.
He pushed me out of the way and
seized and slammed th( door on us.
Then he carefully put up the chain-
bolt. Aa he did it he held up his free
hand with a “Ssh 1"
No need of warning—I was para-
lyzed 1 It had taken him just four
seconds to make me his prisoner.
A Little Scheme.
I had been too completely stunned
by tiie suddenness with which my Im-
prisonment had been effected even to
think who my visitor might be, and
it was not until he turned from bolt-
ing the door and apologized politely,
“I'urdon zls Intrusion, madame," that
I recognized De ltavenol. And then
he removed hla hut and motioned me
to precede hltn along the hull.
“Madame, I ask a souxand pardons,
he began suavely. “Unfortunate—or
ruzzer, unforeseen circumstances, ren-
dered zts Intrusion necesaary and
feared If you closed ze door—since
you had had Interview wla your friend
Madame Delarlo you might perhaps he
tempted not to apeak wla me—and a
delay to apeak wla me might spoil all
While he-talked 1 felt my courage
come back, and In a voice I felt was
not obviously shaky, I replied: “Oh,
certainly. I understand. I was ex-
“Expecting me I" ne seemed sur-
prised that I should be expecting him
at that time und asked why, at the
■ame time motioning me to take a
chair by my study tabl* and showing
me he would alt In the other.
To gain time on my side, I went on:
"I fenr you worried about Claire, when
she did not come. I should have tele-
phoned you. but my telephone see mi
minding him that he was the one
suffer for It and a frown passed over
hie face, but wns gone In an instant ns
he said: “It la of no consequence,'
and then plunged Into the matter
“While I wait for ze lift to pass
down Just now, I sink I recognize
voice of Madame Delarlo. She la here
a moment since, Is she not?"
"Yen—ehe was here."
He paused as If In hopes that 1
would tell him what she had come for,
but I had taken quick stock of the
situation and decided to let him do nil
"Zen she have probably told you zat
I have seen her last evening?”
“Yes—she mentioned it I believe."
“Blen—zat helps me to expluin.
You see, I feel It necessary to have
some words wls her after she have
talked wls you and before she can see
you and communicate her ideas wls
you. Hence I am oblige to put you to
some trouble—for which I ask one
sousand pardons—In order zat I ac-
complish it. Zerefore—I arrange
zat I leave my daughter to entertain
you and Mr. Rivers while I make
brief call on Madame Delarlo and see
what she have to say for herself about
zoae diamonds. And for zls reason:
When I aee you last evening, I am
positive command of Information zut
proves her to have ze diamonds.”
I fear I gave a start at this informa-
tlon, for he threw himself back with
self-satisfied smile as much as to say,
“I thought that would astonish you.”
and drew a oardcase from his pocket
removing a clipping torn from the
“Personals” In the Herald and point-
ing to one notice, marked with pencil
on the margin.
I read it:
“Large reward for name of person
recently offering special set of matched
stones State number and color. Box
32, Herald Office.”
I returned it to him without com-
ment—I. tried to appear ignorant
what it might mean.
“I have Insert it sree times,”
went on smugly. “I do so because 1
argue to myself aa follows: Ze din
monda are find by Madame Delarlo
and she say to herself: ‘Probably some-
body play a Joke on me—zey are not
real, zeze Jewels—zey are paste. Still,
zey may be worse somaeslng even so,
and I will take zein to a dealer and
find out.’ ”
He paused to laugh and under cover
of It gave me a look with his beady
eyes—which I fancy told him noth-
“Now zen, I ask myself where does
she take zem first? Probably to Tif-
fany. 1 have myself Inquire zere, but
wlsout result And I realize 1 cannot
Interview every dealer In ze city—also
It la not well for me to be seen too
much looking for zoze atones. Zerefore
I have Insert ze notice and I receive
more zan fifty replies. All woraeleas
He produced a shabby scrap of pa-
per, saying It was a veritable clue, and
gave It to me to read.
T can give you name and address of
party offering seven large red stones
last Saturday. Address by letter only,
lie ski ns, 1861 Third avenue. Box 7.”
“I aee at once 1 have someslng of
value. I have receive zls on Saturday
morning. But before zat, I have re-
ceived some uzzer letters”—he gave a
little shrug to Indicate that he referred
to the decoy letters he had received
from Billy and me—“and I sink I have
not only ze clue, but zat I can obtain
ze diamonds wlsout to Inquire of zla
Haskins. So I make my endeavor—as
you know—wla ze result—"
He stopped a moment and I saw he
was making an effort to keep down his
mortification—and probably his hat<
and 1 hastened to help him do both by
telling him cordially: "I’m really
awfully sorry, monsieur, but then—
what else could I do?"
“Ah, madame, It la no more to men-
tion between us," he returned gallant-
ly. “But—you American ladles! So
energ.tlci One knows not how to take
“I suppose we are puzzling—to for-
“Puzzling I I have sink I know some-
alcg of ze ladles and of ze Americans,
since my wife is herself American, but
find since I am come to zls country
have much to learn. Oul 1” and he
gave me a little laugh, showing he
meant me to take this In a comply
“And now' I may tell you zat I have
ze name and ze address of ze one who
have zoze diamonds In his possession:
is Mr. Eugene Delurlo—ze young
son of Mudaiue Delarlo—who offen
nt leust seeks to have valued—
zoze diamonds last Saturday at a deal-
er’s on Mulden Lane.”
It has always been a mystery to me
that 1 munaged to control—or think 1
did—every fuclal expreaslon thut
might huvu shown him 1 already knew
what be told me. But monsieur went
on, apparently not notii-lug anything
“You know ae son of Madame De-
lurio?— Monsieur Eugene?”
“I have never met hliu -no."
“Well—it la of no consequence—I
know of a certainty It Is ze son of Ma-
dame Delurlo who have shown zoze
diamonds Inst Haturday—end be don’t
know zey are diamonds I Dull And
after 1 have zia information, 1 argue
zts way: Mince 1 have her so positive
denial, If I* her son who hove accident-
ally discover zoae diamonds unknown
to her and ho says Dossing! You see?
All Is now explained.”
“But, monaleur, ere you sure of this
man Haskins?” I questioned. “Are you
sure he wasn’t lying for the reward?—
that all he told you wasn’t a mere co-
“Bah 1” he cried in a tone of disgust
and eome contempt for me. “Coinci-
dence 1 Madame, you muat know sat
when you find more me tree coined
dences in a case you have—clrcune-
xtsntlal evidence! When j iu have suf-
ficient circumstantial evidence
have—proof. And when you have we
proof of a crime—you can act 1”
Kw :j»ot this off In a fierce determin-
ed tone and I saw he was ready to
spring the mine under the Delarioa,
mother and son. To gain time, I ask-
ed : “But are these coincidences suffi-
cient?—are they evidence?”
“BahJ" he cried again. “Zey are
sufficient for any court I" He leaned
a little nearer to me and spoke In e
more confidential way, as If he expect-
ed me to agree with him: “Ze chain of
evidence Is complete. Ze same house
—ze house In which zoze diamonds are
known to go In zat slipper; ze soa of
ze Indy who owns zat slipper; *« date
o.i which zey are shown—not before
zey have arrive In America, tut lime
five days after; zwseven stones. And
ze man Haskins have even describe ze
same box! Oul—Monsieur Eugene
does not take zoze diamonds out of zat
box to show zem 1—a small white box,
about ze size—’’
Monsieur glanced over my table and
his eye fell on—the box with the da-
“—about ze size of zls,” and he pick-
ed It up.
My heart stopped beating. With a
tremendous effort I raised my eyes
My Heart Stopped Beating.
from It to hla face. Just as he took hold
of the elastic and snapped It
“Ze chain of evidence la perfect 1"
he cried, pulling up the elastic and—II
broke with a sharp report.
The sound went through me like a
pistol-shot. I Jumped half out of my
chair and exclaimed. “Oh!“ and fell
back again. 1 had beard the pens rat-
tle. I thought ”8uppose he opens It-—
suppose he drops It! Heavens! Wbal
shall I do? How shall I get it oat dl
hla hands and not betray myself?" It
took about a second for these word*
to flash through me, and before 1 had
decided—or had arwl to decide, In
exclaimed; "I'ardon eu*. madame—did
I frighten you?” and laid the box back
on the table.
For a moment I was unable tw speak.
The tension of those few seconds,
while he actually held the diamonds In
his hands, had paralyzed me.
I realized that I was pressing my
hand to my heart I I stopped that and
stammered, “Y—yes, I nm a Uttle nerv-
He waited a moment for me to re-
cover my self-possesalon and then
went on briskly;
“Mudame, 1 wish to say Immediate-
ly—before we proceed anozzer step
—zat I appreciate your position. It le
most dlfflcalt—most difficult for a lady
such as yourself. You are ze friend of
Mudame Delarlo, is it not?”
"Yes, I am—and you must realize—"
He stopped me. “Oul—perfectly.
And It Is us her friend zut I approach
you now and ask your continued help."
“No, monsieur, you must let me
withdraw now from all further con-
nection with the case. I have done all
can—I truly Imv»e—"
“I know—I appreciate," he cut In.
“Now attend, mudame, to l y argu-
ment : Mm- sings must be considered.”
He checked them off on hts Augers.
"First she confesses she has zoze dia-
monds und will return zem to zelr
rightful owner. Second, uudauie will
deny absolutely zut she have ever seen
zoze dlumonds. It muy be ze truse—
It may not be—ze point Is, zat she do-
mes all knowledge. You und Monsieur
Rivers have already told me ze diffi-
culty I meet here—If she have find
zem and deny It Or, a'rd—she con-
fesses to you everyslng aoout ze find-
lug of zoze dtmuonda. hut- -you are
her friend—she Induces you uet to be-
tray her secret—you promise her you
will not. A most difficult position fee
you, madame. If zat last la ze case, IB
“Decidedly," V remarked dryly.
“Oul. And now 1 beg you to appre-
ciate zls evldeuce of my eateegi for
youtudf—I wish to spare you ail pve
Bible humiliation, and yet to retain
your co-operntlon wls me.
(TO BE CONTINUED.)
AND LEVY TRINITY
SCHEME INVOLVES RECLAMATION
OF FOUR THOU8ANO ACRES
Aptitude for Detail#.
“You know Johnson—greet fellow
for detail." “He le that/ He’a the eorf
chap who would go and get mart
rled and be able afterward to tell
you whether It wee Mendelssohn.
Lohengrin, or Tennhaueer they played
during the ceremony 1"
315 NAMES ARE ON PETITION
Commlssionere* Court Sets April • as
Date for Hearing on Property
Dallas.—Following the presentation
of a petition signed by the owners of
a majority of the property Involved,
the Dallas county commissioners' court
unanimously passed an order designat-
ing April 8, as the day when a hear-
ing will be held upon the application
for the creation of “the city of Dallas
and Dallas county Improvement dis-
trict No. 10.”
This petition, which bears the sig
natures of 315 Individuals, firms and
corporations, contemplates the execu-
tion of a plan proposed by Arthur A.
Stiles, state reclamation engineer, for
the straightening of the channel of
the Trinity river and the erection of
levees on each side, opposite the city
of Dallas. The-purpose of this enter-
prise is to eliminate the flood menace
by which the etty is threatened per-
iodically with every heavy rise of the
Trinity and the reclamation of some
4,000 acres of land on the east and
west sides of the river. The petition
is signed by owners of mote than 60
per cent of the land involved. Under
the law, the owners of this property
will bear the cost of the contemplated
improvement in proportion to the bene-
fit will be determined by the court
during public bearings
lWO KILLED WHEN
TRAIN STRIKES AUTO
Or. R. L. Long and Wife Dead and
Three Children Crippled by Acci-
Texarkana, Texas.—Dr. R. L. Long
was instantly killed, hts wife was
fatally Injured and their three children
Charles, aged 14 years; Louis, aged
3 and Hazel, aged 3, are permanently
crippled as a result of a collision of
their automobile with a Texas t Pacl-
fic freight train In the yards near their
home In Atlanta. 30 miles south of
Mrs. Long was brought to this city
and died on the operating table at a
hospital. Both of Charles' legs were
cut off below the knees Louis' right
band was cut off, while Hazel lost one
arm at the elbow and three fingers
from the other hand At the time of
the accident the family was en route
home from a revival meeting tu a
closed automobile. Dr. Long has
practiced at Atlanta for nearly 20
years and was local surgeon for the
Texas & Pacific Railway company. Ha
served two years In the medical corps
during the wsr.
LOWER PRICES ON SHOES
IS INTIMATED SOON
Retailers Decide at Recent Meeting to
Accept Smaller Margin of Profit.
New York.—Prices of standard
shoes will be reduced during the
spring and summer, John J. Slater,
president of the Retail Shoe Dealers
association, announced In a communi-
cation to Arthur Williams, federal
food administrator. Retailers at s if-
cent meeting decided to be content
with a smaller margin of profit, Mr.
Slater said Reductions, however, will
not apply to “all kinds of fancy and
Tbe action of the retail shoe deal-
ers, Mr Williams said, probably pre-
sages the beginning of a general nar-
rowing of profit margins In other wear
PROBE OF GASOLINE
PRICE ASKED IN HOUSE
Resolution la Introduced By Represen-
tative Dyer With Request for
for Early Action.
Washington—An Investigation of
the high price of gasoline is demand-
ed In a resolution introduced In the
house by Representative Dyer of Mis-
The probe would be conducted by
the attorney general and would also
go Into oil prlres. Four Increases In
the price of gasoline have boen made
during Ihe lust thirty days and huge
profits are being made bv the oil In
lerests, Dyer charged He plans to
ask early action on tbe resolution.
Ebert's Resignation Demanded.
Berlin.—Karl Leglen, head of Ihe
Berlin labor unions, has demanded
Ihe resignation of the entire cabinet
of Ebert. Radical workers have de
elded to continue the general strike
unless the government compiles with
Pullman Qivsn Permission to Raise
Washington. Permission has been
granted the Pullman company by the
I in erst ate commerce commission to
file special tariffs Increasing berth
rates approximately 20 per cent.
Aurora Borealis In Limelight.
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AFTER 6 TEARS-STILi WELL
Hmv StrtBf ill Hearty Thonjh
Cbm Laded Hopeless
“Six years ago I was in awful condi-
tion,” save E. K. Chase. 36 E. Crows
St., Ypsuanti, Mich. "My family wr
told I couldn't live more than tv
months. I was in oonataut pain from
the uric acid and
was so bad with
rheumatism m v
legs seemed all
drawn up. My
The kidney secre-
tions were held
back until only a
few drops came,
and I bloated un-
til I thought my
skin would burst.
My legs were twice
tbeir normal aize.
seemed to fill my
, . . . cheat and preaa
against the heart. For three months
against the heart. For three months I
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dying man. Al! tne doctoring failed, and
my weight went from 183 to 123 pounds.
“Doon'i Kidney Pttlt saved my life.
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- ,-----'Xea cured me of every com-
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i hard as any man."
Sworn to before me.
FLOYD E. DAGGETT, Notary Public.
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