VOL. XXVllI. NO. I8. CHICAGO. ILL.. SATURDAY, MAY 5. 1900. Single coplesscanls.‘
heard much of ynll." she said. 1!. She was dressed in la handsolne ailer-
, , "1 have
. molioriing the rrporter to u t-hair and seal- noon costume of blue. the mist and rum
7 n hers it on a tour!) which stood at the being ut the same mhterisil, and the unly
. bark of the ruorn, liwiiy from [he .Rlr0l'lR ornament about her i'K’l'st‘tn, Bilve lh<- deli-
, - ' t V r < site now - at.
era in her hair. was 1! tiny di
your work on the Mornllu: ltrtvord carefully‘ rnonli pin which flashed and xpnrklrd at liner
. so on Well irnaizlnenlhnl I am not a ‘ ' v ) ‘ ‘
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, n , ' I . Y. "It is not every rt-litter or‘th‘g zidnibi delicately vretty girl or m‘V9IIlC(‘ll. Ihis in-
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On ll Robber s Trail. ..i;:“.“..':i...‘:; 2. .2 .. ..
: how was lhis su't"ol and tender .
I l to, aid him inhllie liloriilnl; llt)mrd'5
e woman gave vent to a low. mus ca quest o a ban ro er.
. By ALFRED E. momma, laugh. which might well huve emanated The mother was quick to 0bBeri‘(: the att-
, - T, , lmrrnhiheuins glue carvfrt-0 girl or slxteegl. denttnlooks W h which tho: visitor uns re-
, - " ere s a e cious IlnV(Ii' at nnttery n gar ng her daughter. an urn.-d away
Author of “The Melville Murder,” “Something Wrong at the Bank," Etc. 3'0"!‘ mi5l3‘<9v" sh" "1 the "U"! with 8 Smilet
4, (Copyright mo) must be it I: my <luu;.'l'xler‘awll2‘o ii‘!-3 "lgolll have much to tnllt sbnut.";tlte said.
,- - ' try her S’ in t e neuspaper e .. .'te --an will leave you slune toteel er for a
, y ' rt-ill be here presently." lm
V ‘CHAPTER I. same whu had 10:’ an instant peered out of - At that moment the heavy [t0i'tlt-res which "Now ltindly tell me nhat progrvss ltns
Hrzianxist, m Amzw REPORTER. -9 narrow own “I; before the chain 1911- draped the back or the parlor “ere thrust been made in the bank case," were t e
1; gm ,1 -I i l‘ t th . na- aside by a shailt-ly hand, and the yuung nords which nnslly ht-ought lhc reporter
K Mor‘n‘"";)>;; Rec:rd"’c'l‘;s’;“ thgegggregfifrfe C"; ;eL‘rri:leWbl':li‘CIiv'h‘::% noaegagllyax-agi:‘iIliaarlll$ giilwilose gacie Ellis hud men at the n n- hue to ):lie ‘things at the ‘DH-‘Bi'nl. (Inlay ..
emm,.3 mam “Mme Eugmeslsuspmon of WW”. rm" an and M . ow s eppe nm the rnum. I nrre .po en ti law, ruuslcsi tont-s a m ar
ytth henvyjewelry or a. yellowish ttashand s t where Ellis stood, one hand thrust sorter, and with a lingering swat-tners in
a yell” Kirllle encircled her waist. The awkwardly into Ihe wwkrt of his overcoat. every note.
is eyes lasttutetl ttutulrlngly upon the "'“'hy." replied Ellis. Ashzlnwtl r... W. ,
. ( . ing to th elevator shaft with 5. Irowrl on
xvii: ‘.2Eul'.ll3' E00d>h2lUll'&d face.
In the presence or his superior he had
.. ,s , were many members-at the staff ntthe
‘ . Morning Record Who sought the position 01
V ' Criminal repurter. ‘ '
' ‘ So Ellis kept his temper in order that he
‘ ‘ might keep his place, venting his anger in
words only. when he encountered his chum,
the special detail man, at the entrance to
3- V .
Pixie)’ Seemed to be waiting for hlm, for
he glanced up with a. smile at! Ellis stepped .
out 01 the elevator (Age. . ' .
“How 0 rrlari?" Pixley asked, as
the reporter took his arm and turned down
(he steps. “All right ' . " I
‘ “It's a lleastly shame," said Ellis. turn- .‘
. in: h
- neas his friend's disappointment, “but it
t isn't all right, and I've got to hr sit in a
7 new hand.“ ‘ V
V "A new hand." echoed rlxley ywvho is
the new hand?" '
xley was angry. tor he had counted
. , 7 much an the reputation he was to achieve
in the central hnnlt robbery case.
v "I don't know,” was the dejected‘ reply.
- I th n
"Ex(‘(pK thnt it is n Vi man k the 7
city ediIor’s wheels must be getting the
start I) h tn. How am i rlt a bun V I
rrrbbt-ry rase with 9. waman trailing along
, nztsr rue? l'd cut my job if i had any pros-
. j peels of getting another." .
"II t s me." said Pixley, “but it ma
C V0“ 8
ll the luck
1 I can help you
in the “Grid, anyway.
g ' just shnut."
' ' Plxll-y Jurned back into‘ the. newspaper
building In receive his aasi nment for the
, ' v , day and Ellis, after glzmclng at the address
' t-ttr n is him”, took tr car
ur . t 7- - . . -
A er half an hour’: ride he alighzed in H
r distinctively residence localit nd was
.. ‘ noon ringing the bell EU. the front door of E
> neat colmge standing back from the street
‘ . ‘ great bmiks of snow plied up on either side
r ‘ Of the walk leading to the gate. it looked
s e . .
' ‘ 3 Ellis Waited an the diminutive porch
’ ior an answer to his ring a girl's face show-
was nutrbrown and glossy and hurl
in pretty ripples about the peaehy cheeks
Ellis scanned the race with a quick nutter
ot admiration at his heart. He thought
then. and for many Years afterward. 0"“
The dusky man handed the other 2. small piackage.
. it “as the fairest face his eyes had ever , I
- rested upon. . W blushing face betors him. iii-st time in his life or his abrupt and
, “1‘h- sight or such a face is worth some- it. "Mr. “Ilia. my duughter, Miss Edith awkward speech. "the tank
-V thlnl: e though" "and it ‘ mm m vim Roberts," she said. he otustnalirortune-a huntirt-ll ihousnnd,
> this house frequently. I hope the owner 01 hanging in R midnight mass about her neck The repnrter heart] but iuintly the words 1 believ%and there is no claw."
' it will show herselt occasionally." and ahoultlo-rs. 1 the tormai presenlallon7(or they seemed has kept the papers beyond my
Preat-ntly t e door was opened to the limit “Rosemblr':’s xl retired actress or is teller in earns (mm an qnnnitg amnnce [hraugh renew: and the gm‘ ,n ,3 momm,’ use
or a chain which held it on the nside, und or tortunea. thought the reporter. rwon- gnnne, Ami"...-nrdn he .-e.nnn,bs.-en n gen. must game, an my kmmledge 0! me cue
the inded race of 9. woman of middle age deririt Is she thatvlnm to work with. The nation very H e electric shock as he up to this Lime rrom nu. When was the
locked out. Ellis presented his Card and good Lord forbid! ” took the girl‘: extended hand and held it money taken ’ .
stand waiting for permission to enter. "We have been cxpowting you, she said. (or an instant. --n W“ “at mane)-gr was the reply‘ an
e Could he.-tr w is erin voices in the in a musical voice. "Kindly Step into the it the girl's lace when seen tor an instant Is a package at diamonds that is missing.
little vestibule, but could not distinguish the parlor." lit the window hml at-etneti in to he re- and it was last seen in its place in the hank
w . . In a moment. the door-chliln In the ctntriesy or her manner. in the porter. it appeared tittuhly so now, when vault about noon yesterday. it was not
tell against the casing with splatter, and grace of her ntuwmrnts. in the low music viewed in connection ulth the slender. there when the cashier closed the hank tor
the door itself was thrown open. at her vairn. lcllis soon lorgot the marks graceful hgure, and with nu the glow and the night."
e woman who received him was the at time upon the fave tut the, woman. delivaie sh ding of youthful coloring upon “And there is no one suspected?"
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