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‘ VOL,“ xxxv. N0. 29. - K CHICAGO,‘ ILL., SATURDLLY, JULY 20,‘ 1907. ' slllclg cllplts 5 ems, 1
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E N6 JE L 0‘ ‘'il:''ce of rllaryland, " "BluebeIl’s
e [Copyright by “L D Home ’Cot] ' Y I: ‘remember, Mls: Cummings, ythi "Merciful Ilenvrnsl" she exclaimed. suuaenly she raised her hnml, which was
CHAPTER 1. Jewel: wevhafl ln the nrigate sure suinect "Surely you do not charge mewxnll the unglovou, unu exclulmerl in tones that
TERIHBLY ACCUSED. to Mr Llellmxtun s call. or seemed to ring thmughnllt the house‘
L, ‘.H,,d9,beckV bunk” and b,(,,m, "Qulleviiell, nnd suth lovely grms they "It a ll too plaln,“ pursued the bunker --tn 1 9 presence or my Maker 1 swear
nlillmnmm and man of me world, 5:,‘ alone are, too,’ respuxuled the glrl. "There is "As I have said and a are nrltnmll- that I at.) not take the Wellington jewels!
l t sumptuous library of his elegant up. nothing Ilka Khvlll m the clt . The cunnot edzod, you were comverrunt uh the (.()ln- 1 “-93. nm. 1 lmm.-r .,,....n-u t a safe eur
town mml>:lon slirroundetl hy 3. lhousant]- he duplicate . In sad. the imsessor or binution or the private sate--" ht your presence, and then only ‘at your
h $03: lgemal should consider hersclKexu'eme- The girl was about t
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"Wzmi" broke in Vanderbeck -with at tion without tt particle or proof. It is so
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, He hnd II. right to be satisned with him. 535 no douht she does." wave of the hand. "I h ve the hjgllt-st re- nlonstrtuls so or 1: %
selt, tor thut very tiny he huu added a cool )3"derbt‘Ck8 1309 suddenly darkened, gard foij you. but th<le'e‘leli'els were 0 Kheat vunderhtt-l; interrupted with a swltt nt0<
titty thousand to his l’.lE‘l(Il'll.'lllgs and tau! YOUJWOW I 2 Com natlon or the private‘ temptation. esinecluily tor ct young tzlrl lllte tron tuwtirtl rt call-bell on the table and
1011 buck in Ms Morris chnlr and reel at hls ’ , ' , Gum?! - ‘ow. 'ou n-lll brim: the vestars lure grew nhlter still.
essay ‘llh that some time gems here, or 1 nVlll st-nd tor t emf" nu“ M” have ,0 S“ u
.But he nus far from feeling haI‘DY- The “so. as you may remember." Vzintlerbeck sloppctl. tor the henutlrul lzlrl mm M. u; want no pllbllclt -
. our was not late. tn fat‘! the clock ‘had "Yes. I though it wise to do so then, but had sprung ct and the color ha.i wemngm, must have 1," ‘l]‘[)per[y
.jus( en-uck eight, and he “AS the sole 5:39“. I tild not tor a moment ream that my con-> come back‘ to her fate hnzl her eyes were ..“-hm, lg not in my possession replica
ti -ou he misplaced." etlmlng mth rhrhtunus lndignh . Wm not wbm“ H; such A
e nurpled for a moment and “Will you not rt-tract thut terrible
charge?" she crlcd. “Think “hut t
ehe exclalmed. drawing means--" - ‘ ,
and glvlng the bunker a "1 have canvassed the nhule matter and ‘;1“f‘.‘"“ $“t”‘:3:‘00‘5‘:E3;-‘mik d ' ,
notes (]-‘rough me house and me ,.,,r,o,, itrakngi attain.‘ "Palrzdonlmhe. ltir. V’a’i;tder& In5:)‘bQl"n)00d.5l1dI(‘iAl1n0l retractnslnglc Wm!‘ m1‘;>IIam:er:<ev;EtIe-“'hk;=] ;;‘:a:‘vt;:egir)iXz
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mm“ 5 mm The only "want Mm" riCght."u ' E” 3‘ ale "0 ear “giant 1 did not touch the jewels! I did den “ville that Cvuld 60"" "en is young
. glanced at t e door as though he expected
ii Vlsltor, Sis In truth h did.
Presently the bell rung, sendlng its clear
n the portal. The rich man listened "You have I! you have ears," cruelly sail! not take them! in fact, I haven't opened Eifjls r<‘I'ul8f10" “Rh his S"me- .
mtently and no foallalla came toward the the Croesus. "Mrs. W'ellingtori‘s gems ar: the sale slnc " Bu‘ 1 "me “"“!'"5 W ““9"Ee- I am 5‘
library a. smile or triumph overspread hls mlsalng!" "Slime when?" asked the banker with 9. innocent or this Crime as the babe unhern,
n e. . “Sta n?" ' main-tous grin. "We H see about this."
, other moment the door opened and "At least she did not take them herselt. "Since this day 2. Week 880. and then you The door opened nolselessly and Wlllinm,
there stood on the threshold lt young g She was to have worn them tonight to Mrs, were ylresen: as you relnembe " the six-loot conchl-nzln. enters the room.
who, seeing that the banker was alone, Illfrs hall. she nent1or'them tor that pur- "Come. snld Van-It-rbevk. "1 have you "Vhliinm. you w l rive hllss Cumming.-
came torward with n gleam ot Innate Cul'l- nose and when I opened the private rate d to hts. he they say. and it is the to her lodgings and bring bnclt a. package
oslty in her eyes. the little drawer wherein I had.depcsltetl gems or the police court." ' e n- 7 g ve you.”
'She was rather tall, with blue-hleclt eyes the priceless jewels was em " "My God!" almost uhrielted the tnlr zlrl, “Williatll nVill do noth the hind!"
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' that would have commanded attention any- A look or horror came to Miss Cummings’ but the look ln the man 5 eyes did not ab-nte exclalnletl Vestal, as rile fell hack, her
‘ V where. and for more than 11 year she had face and she seems an the point o(awoon- one lot of ll: cruelty. eau y onlhu‘ g by 9 C or her ,. I
‘ .been Vandt-rbet:k's private secretary and Ins. but Wlth 9. powerful ertort she retained “Mrs. ‘V elllngton 15 Whiting for her "I shall not remalu another mcunerlt undt-r‘
sggnogfgpnt-r. - . her composure and looked in utter amnze- jewcls. I will call the carriage and “’Il- thls roof.‘ You have blighted my life, but
. “You have sent for me?’ said the girl its ment at her employer. K V lam ran drive you home and return with t ere mil come at day ot vellgeance nntl
I " she was motioned to 3 sent on the bl1nk- It WAS dl-ealllul. .Ml"S Welllngtnn': jewels the trcnsure.:’ ye“-ibugionyl
er’: right where he could look her falrly In none’! Impos. NO, it was not also " ut I dent know where it Is." Salli Yes! “ThrQa(gv ehj" exaculluod ‘he hanks,’ 1,5‘
e Lilith. ' have 11
Lloyd Vanderbnck would not 'll.'nve uttpred lal.T
- the race. ' , . he broke into a derlslv
-“Yes," stilt! he. "I sent for you. I am the crushing words that had Ju:lt.2‘allen ' very ll ly young ladv,‘ ut your enth<
glad the messenger round you at home." from h . sneoretl the i- mall. "I cannot nt-vent ers wlll ( 1 nh 30:). fluid y ursel: in he
2"] seldom go out nights." was the ttn- "it Is true. s.-tlti h "1 have sent for your tlenliil when no one t>!se.coum have hands N. we hm. mlmbw smlgm (0
Swan’ and the puzzled look deepened on the yau. Mlss Cummlnlrs. to my uut, as yet, stolttn Mrs, Welllngtolis gems." ‘ have Mm wemngmnre Fuspgclons dmwml
Spe:lk9r'a (ace the secret ls (lurs zlltlne. Them ls yet tlme Far :1 moment lnnrzer "esml Curnnllngs to me. but (ll? game Won‘! work. You wlll
vrnltlerinw-it lingered tor a moment hall- to sen t e jeivvls to their owner and it stood on the rlump ut cxatlc flowers on the em,“ mud the jewels over to TV'iIll.1m
absll-actedly with an Ivory paper cutter and ynu lllll return t " V (‘rpcl and lnnkgd “mm mu, me Cold. open 7
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then turned anddellly upon his vlsltol-. ‘ Yeslal Cui-'nminl;5 interrupted lvtth a cry. gtern race upturned to her. ' "Brute! Monster!" broke In the while.