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JUAB COUNTY TIMES. NEPHI. UTAH IS- -' went off, dashing across the road into in full chase after the hounds. taking the fences and settling down to a good half hour's run over the most beautirul couutry 1 have ever seen. The huntsman winded bis horn and mirthful shouts of "Gone away!" sounded In imitation of a real hunt. Elaine was one of the foremost. Her hunter was one carefully trained, and she knew all the tricks of the game. Somehow I got separated, at first, from the rest and followed, until finally I caught up, and then kept behind ono of the best riders. Del Mar also got separated, but, as I afterward learned, by Intention, for be deliberately rode out of the course at the first opportunity he bad and let Elaine and the rest of us pass without seeing blm. Elaine's blood was up, but some-boIn spite of herself, she went astray, for the hounds had distanced the fleetest riders and she, In an attempt at a short cut over tha country which she thought she knew so well, went a mile or so out of the way. She pulled up in ft ravine and looked about. Intently she listened. There was no sign of the bunt. She was hot and tired and thirsty and, at a loss Just bow to Join the field again, she took thla chance to dismount and drink from a clear stream fed by mountain springs. As she did so, floating over the peaceful woodland air came the faint strains of the huntsman's born, far, far off. She looked about, straining her eyes and ears to catch the direction of sound. Just then her horse caught the winding of the horn. His ears went erect, and without waiting he instantly galloped off, leaving her. Elaine called and ran after him, but It was too late. She stopped and looked dejectedly after blm as he disappeared. Then she made her way up the side of the ravine, slowly. On she climbed until, to her surprise, she came to the ruins of an old ft field The Romance of Elaine SEQUEL TO THE EXPLOITS OF ELAINE A Detective Novel and a Motion Pc-tuDrama By ARTHUR D. REEVE n Novelist and The the Creator of tha "Craig Kennedy" Stories Wall-Know- re Presented b Collaboration With the Pit he Players and the Eclectic Film Co. Ivi4. kr lb Sui Company Cosr'ttlU. SYNOPSIS. After tha flndlns of Wu Fang'a body anil Kennedy's dlHaiipearance, a suhmurtne the following morning on tha buy. tpeara A man plungea ovcrhourd frum It and wlma aahore. It la the entrance of Mar- Mar Into America. Ilia nitaaion clu la to obtain Information of Kennedy and recover, If poeHlhle, the loat toiuln. At tha Dodge home lie noon wlna the omitt- dence of Klalne. laler she la warned .a. Illtle old man to be careful of Del Mitr. This warning came Just In time to Dre- vent Del Mur from carrying out hla plana. Klalne gives a rnuaiiuerade bull. Del Mur anemia, nijiiiier be nor ma iinminu Kin 4'Mn locate the torpedo, A Kray fiiur warns Klulne and JuineHon of Del Mur'a purpose, mid hla pinna are upset. The airl eutera the DinIkh home aa u maid: tlnda the tor-do. plucea It In a trunk, which with oth-r- e la sent to the Midge country home. In a holdup Del Mara men full to net 4he trunk contiilntn the torpedo. Eluine lildea the torpedo, wlilch later la atolen by Mi.r's men. who in meet the let ld man of myatery. A denpcrale battle followa. In which the old man deairoya the torpedo. Jameson la captured by !el Mur'a men while on Ma way to mall a letter to the V. H. eeerot service. Klulne rescues htm. Lieutenant Woodward and tile friend attend a party given at the Iodue home, at which I el Mar la IHiknoH tiiKly Del Mur dropa a note which ulvea Klulne a clue. In her to prevent hla cottlne: the Atlanticattempt cuble he la discovered unit made a prlaoner on the boat, which afterwnrda la wracked and the old man of myaty Woodward tery. Jurneaon arrives In a tn to auve Klalne from time jiiat drowning. Klalne dlacovera the cava behind the water door. li p. 1 t. prea-.rn- THIRTY-FIRS- EPISODE T AT THE OLD HOSTELRY. ; Oft a lonely wharf on a deserted coaBt some miles from the promontory which afforded Del Mar Ma secret submarine harbor, ft ship was riding at anchor. On tha wharf a group of men. husky Iscars, were straining their eyes at the mysterious craft. "Here she comes." muttered one of the men, "at IebI." From the ship a large yawl bad put out. As she approached the wharf it could he seen that she was leaded to the gunwales with cases and boxes. She drew up cIobo to the wharf, and the men fell to unloading her, lifting up the boxes as though they were weighted with .feafiiers instead of metal and explosives. . Down the shore, at tha same time, behind a huge rock, crouched a tramp. Ilia Interest In the yawl and Its cargo was even keener taan that of tha Lascars. "Supplies." be muttered, moving .back cautiously and up the bluff. "1 wonder where they are taking thera?" Marcus Del Mar bad chosen an old and ruined hotel not far from the uliore aa Lis storehouse and arsenal. Already be was there, pacing up and down the rotted veranda which shook tinder bis weight. "Come, hurry up," he called Impatiently as the Drst of the men carrying a huge box on bis back made bis Appearance up the hill. One after another they trooped In and Del Mar led tbera to the hotel, unlocking the door. Inside, the old hostelry was quite as ramshackle aa outside. What bad once been the dining room now held nothing but a long, rickety table and sev-,erchairs. "Put them there," ordered Del Mar, .directing the disposal of the cases. "Then you can begin work. I shall be back soon." He went out. and as he did so, two men seized guns from a corner nesr by and followed him. On the veranda be paused and turned to the men. "If anyone approaches the house make him a nyone, you understand firlsoner and send for me," be ordered. "If be resists. ahooL" "Yes. sir." they replied, moving over and stationing themselves one at each angle of the narrow paths that ran before the old bouse. Del Mar turned and plunged deliberately Into the bushes, as If for a cross-countrwalk, unobserved. Meanwhile, by another path up the bluff, the tramp bad made bis way parallel to the line taken by the men. lie paused at the top of the bluff where ome bushes overhung and parted fart of the rough-lookin- them. g lie remarked "Their headquarters," to himself, under bis breath. e Elaine, Aunt Josephine and I were law a that forenoon when a groom In resplendent livery came up to ns. "Miss Elaine Dodge?" he bowed. Elaine took the note be offered and lie departed with another bow. "Oh, Isn't that delightful 7" she cried with pleasure, handlt.g the note to me. I read It: "The Wilkeshlre Country club will be honored If Miss Dodge and her friends will join the paper base this afternoon. L. II. Drown, on the .Secretary." 1 suppose a preparation for, the fox or drag bunting season 7" I queried. Tee," she replied. "Will you gr?" "I don't ride very well," I answered, -but I'll go." "Oh. and here's Mr. Del Mar," she added, turning. "You'll Join us at the Wilkeshlre bunt In a paper chase this afternoon, surely, Mr. Del Marr Charmed, 1 m sure," be agreed .gracefully. For several minutes we chatted, srlanain v Utea aa withdrew. "I shall 0 AU Pontes Kit bu laimi meet you on the way to the club," be promised. It was not long before Elaine was ready, and from the stable a groom led three of the crosscountry horses in the neighborhood, for old Taylor Dodge, Elaine's father, had been passionately fond of hunting, as bad been botb Elaine and Aunt best-traine- d e. We met on the porch and a few minutes later mounted and cantered away. On the road Del Mar Joined us and we galloped along to the Hunt club, careful, however, to save the horses as much as possible for the dash over tha fields. For some time the uncouth tramp continued gazing fixedly out of the bushes at the deserted hotel. Suddenly he heard a noise and dropped flut on the ground, looking keenly about. Through the trees he could see one of Del Mar's men stationed on sentry duty. He was leaning against a tree, oa the alert The tramp rose cautiously and moved off In another direction to that In w hich be had been making his way, endeavoring to flank the seutry. Farther along, however, another of Del Mar's men was standing in the same attentive manner near a path that led from the woods. As the tramp approached the sentry beard a crackle of the brush and stepped forward. Uefore the tramp knew it, he was covered by a rifle from the seutry in an unexpected quarter. Anyone but the sentry, with half an eye, might have seen that the fear he showed was cleverly feigned. He threw bis hands above his bead even before he was ordered, and in general was the most tractable captive imaginable. The sentry blew a whistle, whereat the other sentry ran in. "What shall we do with him?" asked the captor. ... '' . "Master's Orders to take anyone to the rendezvous," responded the other iiruily, "and lock blm up." Together they forced the tramp to march double quick toward the old hotel. One sentry dropped back at the door and the other drove the tramp before blm Into the hotel, avoiding the big room on the side where the men were at work and forcing him upstairs to the sole which bad once been the servants' quarters. There was no window in the room and it was empty. The only light came In through a skylight in the roof. The sentry thrust the tramp into this room and tried a doer leading to the next room. It was locked. At the point of bis gun the sentry frisked the tramp for weapons, but found none. As he. did so the tramp smiled quietly to himself. He tried both doors. Thev were locked. Then he looked at the skylight and meditated. Down below, although he did not know it, in the bare dining room which had been arranged Into a sort of chemical laboratory, Del Mar's men were engaged In manufacturing gal bombs much like those used in the war in Europe. Uefore them was a formidable array of bottles and retorts. The containers for the bombs were large and very brittle globes of hard rubber. As the men made the gas and forced it tinder tremendous pressure into tubes, they protected themselves by wearing goggles for the eyes and Urge masks of cloth and saturated cotton over their mouths and noses. Satisfied with the safety of his captive, tha sentry made his way downstairs and out again to report to Del Mar. At tha bungalow, Del Mar'a valet as setting the library In order when4 he beard ft signal In the secret pas sage. Ha pressed the button on the desk and opened the panel. From It the sentry entered. "Wbere Is Mr. Del Marr h asked "We've hurriedly, looking around. been followed to the headquarters by a ttamp whom I've captured, snd 1 don't know what to do with him." "He is not here," answered the valet "He baa gone to the Country club." "Confound It." returned tha sentry, vexed at the enforced waste of time. "Do you think you can reach him?" "If I hurry. 1 may," nodded the valet "Then do so," directed the sentry. He moved back Into the panel and disappeared while the valet closed It. A moment later he, too, picked up bis bat and hurried out At the Wilkeshlre club a large number of hunters hsd arrived for the Imitation meet Elaine, Aunt Josephine, Del Mar and myself rode up and were greeted by them as the master Off of the foxhounds assembled us. a bit a splendid pack of bounds was held by the huntsman while they debated whether to hold a paper chase or try a drag hunt The chase was just about to start, when the valet came Up. Del Mar caught bis eye and excused himself to us. What be said we could not bear, bat Del Mar frowned, nodded and dismissed blra. Just then tha bora sounded and we fr - " t ' I the window. "Now get her! The men had sprung at bis alarm They could all see her and with one accord dashed for the door. Elaine sprang hack and they ran as they saw that she was warned. In genuine fear she too ran from the window. But it was too late. For Just then the sentry who had taken Del Mar's horse came from be hind the building, cutting off her retreat. He seized her Just as the other men ran out. Elaine stared. She could make nothing of them. Even Del Mar, In bis goggles and breathing mask, was unrecognizable. "Take ber Inside," be ordered disguising his voice. Then to the sentry be added, "Get on guard again and don't let anyone through." Elaine was hustled into the big deserted hallway of the hotel, just as the tramp bad been. "You may go back to work," Del Mar signed to the other men, who went on, leaving one short but athletic-lookinfellow with Del Mar and Elaine. "Lock her up. Shorty," ordered Del Mar, "and bring the other prisoner to me down here." None too gently the man forced Elaine upstairs ahead of htm. In tho attic the tramp pacing up and down, beard footsteps approach on the stairs and enter the next room. Quickly be ran to the doorway and peered through the keyhole. There be could see Elalue and the small man enter. He locked the door to the hall, then quickly took a step toward the door Into the tramp's room. There was just time enough for the tramp to see bis approach. He ran swiftly and softly over to the farther corner and dropped down, as though sound asleep. The key turned in the lock and the small man entered, careful to lock the door to Elaine's room. He moved over to where the tramp was feigning sleep. "Get up," be growled, kicking him. The tramp sat up, yawning and rubbing his eyes. "Come now, be reason- g , I W Bf .! ft i ' - .iv v I is There waa the Into the hallway. tramp, "What shall I do?" she asked. "Don't talk," he whispered close to her ear. "Go out and If you meet anyone. Just salute and walk past" "Yes yes, I understand," she nodthank you.'' ded back, "and He gave ber no time to say more, even It it bad been safe, but turned and locked the door of her room. Trying to keep the old stairway from creaking and betraying ber, she went down. She managed to reach the lower hallway without seeing anybody or being discovered. Quietly she went to the door and out. She had not gone far when she met an armed man, the sentry, who had been concealed in the shrubbery. "Who goes there?" he challenged. Elaine did not betray herself by speaking, but merely saluted and passed on as fast as she could without Nonexciting further suspicion. plused, the man turned and watched her curiously as she moved away down the path. "Where's be going?" the sentry muttered, still staring. Elaine In her eagerness was not looking as carefully where she was going as she was thinking about getting away in safety. Suddenly an overhanging branch of a tree caught ber hat, and before she knew it pulled It off ber bead. There was no concealing her golden balr now. "Stop!" shouted the sentry. Elaine did not pause, but dived Into the buBbes on the side of the path, just as the man fired and ran forward, still shouting for ber to halt She ran as fast as she could, pulling off the goggles and mask and looking back now and then In terror at her pursuer, who wss rapidly gaining on ber. Before she could catch herself ahe missed ber footing and slipped over the edge of ft gorge. Down she went, with ft rush. , The sentrw checked himself Just in time at the top of the gorge and leaned as far over the edge aa be dared. He raised his gun again and fired. But Elaine's course was so bidden by the trees and so zigzag that be missed again. A moment be hesitated, then started and climbed down after ber as fact as be could. At the bottom of the bill she picked herself up and dashed again into the woods, the sentry still after ber and gaining again. At the name time we who were still In the chase bad circled about the country until we were very near where we started. Following the dogs over a rail fence, I drew up suddenly, bearing a scream. There was Elaine, on foot, running as It ber life depended on It I needed no second glance. Behind her was a man with a rifle, almost overtaking ber. As luck would have It, the momentum of my horse carried me right at them. Careful to avoid Elaine, I rode square at the man, striking at blm viciously with my riding crop before be knew what bad struck blm. I The fellow dropped, stunned. leaped from my horse and ran to her, just as the rest of the bunt came up. Having wafted until be was sure that Elaine bad got away saTely, the old tramp slowly and carefully followed down tbe stairs of the ruined hotel. I i, '.. t ' . ' ;.. :' . 1 . r- -- ' , ' , . "' ':' . ' . ? , , - I "' - 4 , , Elaine la Captured hotel. She remembered, aa ft child, when It bsd been famous as ft health resort, but It was all changed now a wreck. She looked at it a moment, then, as she hadhothlng better to do, approached It. She advanced toward a window of the dining room and looked In. Del Mar waited only until the last straggler had passed. Then he dashed off as fast as bis horse would carry him straight toward the deserted hotel which served blra as headquarters for the supplies be was arcumulating. As be rode up one of bis sentries appeared, as If from nowhere, and, seeing who it was, saluted. "Here, take care of this bone," ordered Del Mar, dismounting and turning the animal over to the man, who led blm to the rear of the building as Iel Mar entered the front door, after giving a secret signal. There were bis men In goggles and masks at the work which bis knock bad Interrupted. "Give me a mask before 1 enter the room." be ordered of tha man who bad answered bis signal. The man banded the mask and goggles to him, aa well as a coat which be put on quickly. Then he entered the room and looked at the rapid progress of the work. "Where's the prisoner?" asked Del Mar a moment later, satisfied at the progress of his men, "In the attic room," ona of his Indicated. "I'd like to take a look at him." added Del Mar, Just about to turn and leave the room. As he did so be happened to glance at one of the windows. There, peering through the broken shutters, was a face a girl's face Elaine! "Just what 1 wanted guarded against" be cried angrily, pointing at lien-tenan- ts at the Old HoteL "Follov able. demanded the man me. He started toward the door Into the ball. He never reached it Scarcely waa his band on the knob when the tramp seized him ar.d dragged film to the floor. One hand on the man's throat and his knees on his chest, the tramp tore off the breathing mask and goggles. Already he had the man trussed up and gagged. Quickly the tramp undressed the man and left bim in bis underclothes, still struggling to gel loose, as he took Shorty's clothes. Including the strange headgear, and unlocked the door Into the next room with the key be also took from blm. Elaine was paring anxiously up and down the little room Into which she had been thrown, grestly frightened. Suddenly the door through which ber captor bad left opened hurriedly again. A most disreputable-lookintramp entered and locked the door again, Elaine started back tn fear. He motioned to ber lo be quiet. "You'll never get out alive." be whls-red- , speaking rapidly and thickly, as though to disguise his voice. "Here take these clothes. Do just as I say. Tut them on. Tut oa the mask and goggles. Cover up your hair. It Is your only cbsnce. He laid the clothes down and went ont Into the hallway. Outside be listened carefully at the bead of the stairs and looked about expecting momentarily to be discovered. Elaine understood only that suddenly a fripnd In need bad appeared. She changed her clothes quickly, finding fortunately that tbey fitted ber pretty well. By pulling the bat over ber hair and the gogsje over the eyes' and trying on the breathing mask, she msde a very presentable man. Cautiously she pushed open the door g As be went down he heard a shot from the woods. Could It be one of the sentries? He looked about keenly, hesitating just what to do. In an instant, down below, be beard the scurry of footsteps from tbe Improvised laboratory and shouts. He turned and stealthily rsn upstairs, just as the door opened. Tbe tramp bad not been tbe only one w ho bad been alarmed by tbe ahot of the sentry. Del Mar waa talking again to the men when It rang out "What's that?" he exclaimed. "Another Intruder?" Tbe men stared at blm blankly, while Del Mar dashed for the door, followed by thera all. In tbe ball be issued bis orders quickly. "Here, you fellows," he catted, dividing the men, "get outside and aee what is doing You other men follow me. I wsnt yon to see if everything Is sit right up above." Meanwhile tbe tramp bad gained tbe Upper hallway and dashed past the room hl h be hsd occupied. Outside, In the hsll. Del Msr and bis men rushed up to the door cf the room In II which Elaine bad been thrown. waa locked and tbey broke In. She was gone! On Into the next room they dsshed, bearing down this door also. There was Shorty, trussed up In bia underclothes. Tbey hastened to release him. "Where are they where'a tbe tramp?" demanded Del Mar angrily. "I think I beard someone on tbe roof," replied Shorty weakly. He was right The tramp bad managed to get through, a acuttte on the roof. Then be climbed down to the edge and began to let himself down the lightning rod. Reaching the ground safely, be scurried about to the bark of the building. There, tied, was the horse which Del Mar bad ridden to the bunt He untied It, mounted and dashed off down the path through the woods, taking the shortest cut In the direction of Fort Dale. Dusty snd flecked with foam, the tramp and hla mount, a strange combination, were Instantly challenged by the sentry at tbe fort. "1 must see Lieutenant Woodward Immediately." urged the tramp. A bested argument followed, until finally a corporal of tha guard was called and ld off the trai-toward tha headquarters. band-over-han- d It was only ft tew minutes loiura Woodward was convinced of the identity of the tramp with his friend, Professor Arnold. At the head of a squad of cavalry, Woodward and the tramp dashed off. Already on the qui vive, Elaine heard the sound of hoofbeats long before the rest of us crowded around her. For the moment we all stood ready- - to repel an attack from any quarter. But it was not meant for us. It was Woodward at the head of a score or so With htm rode ft of ' cavalrymen. tramp on a horse which was strangely familiar to me. "Oh! "cried Elaine, "there's the man who saved me!" As they passed, the tramp paused ft moment and looked at ua sharply. Although be carefully avoided Elaine's eyes, I fancied that only when be saw that she was safe was he satisfied to gallop off and rejoin the cavalry. Around the old hotel, in every direo-tton- , Del Mar's men were searching for the tramp and Elaine, while in the hotel another search was In progress. "Have you discovered anything?" asked Del Mar. entering. "No, sir," they retorted. "Confound it!" awore Del Mar, going upstairs again. Here were alao men searching. "Find anything?" be ased briefly. "No luck," returned one. Del Mar went on np to the top floor and out through the open scuttle to the roof. "That's bow be got away, all right," he muttered to himself, then looking up be exclaimed under his breath, aa his eye caught something far off, "The deuce what's that?" Leaning down to the acuttle, be called, "Jenkins my field glasses-quic- k!" , ' One of bis men banded them to blm and be adjusted them, gazing .off Intently. There be could see what looked like a squad of cavalry galloping along, headed by an officer and a individual. "Come we must get ready for aa rough-lookin- g attack!" In the room his laboratory-dlnlnmen, recalled, hastily took bis orders. Each of them seized one of the huge black rubber, newly completed gas bombs and ran out making for a grove near by. Quickly as Del Mar had acted, It was not done so fast but that the troop of cavalry, as they pulled up on the top of a. hill and followed the dl- recting finger of tbe tramp, could see men running to the cover of tbe grove. "Forward!" shouted Woodward. As If all were one machine, tbe men and horses shot ahead, until they came to tbe grove about the old hotel. There tbey dismounted and spread out In a semicircular order, advancing on tbe grove. As they did so, shots rang out from behind the trees. Del Mar's men, from tbe shelter, were firing at them. But it aeemed hopeless for the fugW g Uvea. "Ready!" ordered Del Mar, as ths cavalrymen advanced, relentless. Each of his men picked up one of the big black gas bombs and held it high up over bia head. "Come on!" urged Woodward. His men broke into a charge on ths "Throw them!" ordered Del "Mar".""" As far as he could hurl It each of the men aent one of the black globes hurling through tbe air. Tbey fell almost simultaneously, a long line of them, each breaking into a thousand bits. Instantly dense, greenish-yellofumes seemed to pour forth, enveloping everything. The wind which Del Msr hsd carefully noted when h chose the position In the grove, wss blowing from Ms men towsrd tbe only position from which an attack could be made successfully. Against. Woodward's men as they charged it seemed as If a tremendous, wall of vapor were advancing from tbe trees. It was only ft moment before It completely wrapped them In Its stifling, choking, suffocatBorne fell, overcome. ing embrace. Others tried to run,, clutching frantically at their throats and rubbing their eyes. "Get back quick till It rolls over." choked Woodward. Those who were able to do so picked up their stupefied comrades and retreated, as best they could, stumbling blindly back from tbe fearful death cloud of chlorine. Meantime, under cover of this weird defense, Del Mar and bis men, their own faces covered and unrecognizable In their breathing masks and goggles, dashed to one side with shout, snd disappeared, walking and running behind and even through the safety of their Impregnable ga barrier. More slowly we of the bunt bad followed Woodward's cavalry nntll, some dlslsnce off, we stood, witnessing and wondering at the attack. To our utter amazement we saw them carrying off their and stupefied men. We hurried forward and gathered about offering whatever assistance we could to resuscitate thera. As Elaine and t helped, we saw the unkempt figure of the tramp borne la and laid down. He was not completely overcome, baring had presence of mind to tie a handkerchief over bia nose and month. Elaine hurried toward Mm with aa exclamation of sympathy. Just recovering full consciousness, be beard bar. With the greatest difficulty, be seemed to summon some reserve force . not yet He struggled to his feet snd stsrgered off, as though be would escape ns. "What ft strange old codger," mused Elaine, rooking awsy from ne snd at the retreating figure. "He saved tny life yet be won't even let me thank h!m r blp Mm!" ' (TO BE CONTINUED.) slow-movin- ud. '