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THE nutiniinniinn Cj iiuiiiiiniiiiinininMiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiin iiiiiiiiiuihiihuhiihmii GREEN FANCY TIMES-NEW- NEPHT. S. UTAH. iiMniiiiiiiiiiiiiMiiiittiiiniimitiiuiiiimminiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiniiniira Bkrr George McCUTCHEON Bv t n ; rut IllllllllllllllilllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllHIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII Author of "GRAUSTARK," "THE HOLLOW OF HER. HAND," "THE PRINCE OF GRAIN STARK." "FROM THE HOUSETOPS." ETC iiiiniiiiiiMiiiiiiiiiiiiiiimiiiiiiiiiiimttiititiiiitiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiimiiiiiiiiiM Ouprlgbl bj Uodd, Mead and Oompanj, lac mean Just what I said. What do ticulating, and taking the glusxes." you know about this business?" "I Tragedy and Mystery. Synopsla. Thomas K. llarnes, wealthy young New Yorker, on a walking trip In New Kng-lan- d near the Canadian border. Is given a lift In an automobile by a mysterious and attractive girl bound for a house called Green Fancy. Itarnra of finds "barn-storming- At Hurt's tavern a stranded troupe actora, of " which Lyndon Itusheroft Is the atar and "Mlxa Thackeray" the leading lady. They are doing hotel work for their board. He learns Green Funcy Is a house of mystery. That night two mounted men leave the tavern under odd circumstances. A little later one of the two riders la brought back dying, the other having been killed. Both have been shot The whole affair is most mysterious. CHAPTER IV Continued. "They was hitched Jest about a hundred yards below Mr. Curtis' proplty, on the off aide o the road. I hudn't any roore'n got to our front gate when I heard some one running In the road up there behind me. 'Fore I knowed what was happenln', bang went a gun. I almost Jumped out'n my boots. The runnln' had stopped. The horses was rarln' an tearing ao I thought I'd " "Where'd the shot come from?" Jones. "Up the road aome'ercs, I couldn't awear Just where. Must'a' been up by the road that cuts In to Oreen Fancy. So I thought I'd hustle In an' see If pa was awake, rn' git my gun. Jest then pa stuck his head out'n the winder an' yelled what the hell's the matter. You betcher life I sung out who I was mighty quick, 'cause pa'a purty pry with a gun an' I didn't want him takln' me fer burglars sneaking around the bouse. While we wus talkln' there one of the houses aturted our way llckety-spllt- , an In about two seconds It went by us. It waa purty dark, but we see plain as day that there waa a man In the saddle, beodln' low over the hoss' neck and ahoutln to ft.vWe waited a couple o' minutes, wonderln' wliat to do, an' llstenin' to the hoss ' glttln furder and furder away In the direction of the cross-road- s. Then 'way down there by the pike we heerd another shot. Itlght there an' then pa said be'd put on his clothes an' we'd act out to see what It waa all about "Well, pa come out with my gun an' hls'n an' we walks up to where I seen the bosses. Share 'nough, one of 'em was still hitched to the fence, an' t'other was gone. We stood around a minute or two examlnln' the boss an' then pa aaya let's go up the road a ways an' see If we c'n see anything. An' by gosh, we hadn't gone moren' fifty feet afore we come plumb on a man layin' In the middle of the road. I'a shook hlra an' be didn't let out a sound. He was warm, but dcadcr'n a tombstone. I wus fer leavin' him there till we c'd git the coroner, but pa says no. We'd carry him down to our porch an' lay him there, no's he'd be out o' danger. I Jumps on Tolly an' lights out fer here, Mr. Jones, to telephone up to Saint LI 1 fer the sheriff an' the coroner, not glrln a dung what I run Into on the way. I'olly shied eome-thl-n terrible Jest afore we got to the pike an' I come derned near twin' throwed. An' right there 'side the rond was this feller, all In a heap. Thinks t, you poor cuss, you mum 'a' tried to atop that feller on hossbark an' be plunked you. That accounted fer the second shot. The thing that worries afl .f us Is did the same man do the si, 001 In', or was there two of 'em, one wfcitln' down the cross row I 7" "Must hnre been two." said Jones. Tl.e same man couldn't bouchtfully. have gut down there ahead of Mm, (hat's sure. Ild anybody go up to .reen Fancy to make Inquiries?" Mr. Curtis "T wasn't heard the shooiln an' Jest before we left he writ a man out to see what It was all aliotit. Tlit old skeczli ks that's been drlvln' his car lately come down lie said nothin' out of t),e way had hsp-ri-up at !reea Fancy." "It's most mysterious." said ttarnes, Tlancing round the circle of awed faces. "There must have been some one lying in wait for thee men. and in mind. with a very definite "Strike me," w Id Jones. "Ihit tbe two in- - n were up to some kind of dirty Work themselves, else why did they say they were goln' to Spanish Fallsf 1 bey were queer artin men, I'll have to say that." His eyes met Barnes' and there was queer light in them. "You don't happen to know anything about this, do you. Mr. HarnesT" be suddenly. "How should I know anything about It?" "Well, we don't know who you are, nor what you're doing up here, nor what your real profession Is. That's why I ask the question." I see," said Barnes, after a mo ment. He grasped the situation and he admitted to himself that Jones hud cause for his suspicions. "It hus occurred to you that I may be a detective or a secret service man. Isn't that the case? Well, I am neither. Did you know any more about these two men, Mr. Jones, thun you know about me?" "I don't know anything about 'em." "What was their business?" "Mr. Itoon was look In' for a plnce to bring his daughter who has con sumption. He didn't want to take her to a reg'lar consumptive community, he snld. an' so he was look In' for a quiet place where Klie wouldn't be as- - Wi . a , jni aai "About six o'clock, you say?" said greatly Interested. "It wus a quarter after six when I got back to the house. I simke to Mr. Bncon about what I'd seen and he aald ho believed they were German spies, up to some kind of mischief along the Cunudliin border. Then about half an hour luter you came to the tavern. I suw Itoon snenk out to the head of the stairs and listen to your conversation with Jones when you registered. That guve me an Idea. It was you they were watching the rond for." Barnes held up his hum! for silence. "Listen." he said In a low voice. "I will tell you who they were looking As briefly as possible he re for." counted his experience with the strange young woman at the cross"From the beginning I have roads. connected this tragedy with the place called Green Fancy. I'll stake my lust penny thut they have been hanging around here wulting for the arrival of that young woman. They knew she was coming and they doubtless knew what she was bringing with her. What do you know about Green Fancy?" He was vastly excited. His active Imagination was creating all aorta of possibilities and complications, depre dations and Intrigues. Bacon was the one who answered. People live up there and since we've been here two or three men visitors have come down from the place to sample our stock of wet goods. I talked with a couple of 'em day before yesterday. They were out for a horseback ride and stopped here for a mug of ale." "Were they foreigners?" Inquired Barnes. "If you wont to call an Irishman a foreigner. I'll hove to say one of them was. He had a beautiful brogue. The other was an American, I'm sure. Yesterday they rode past here with a couwomen. I saw ple of them turn up the road to Green Fancy." The arrival of four or five men. who stumped Into the already crowded hull-wa- y from the porch outside, claimed the attention of the quartette. Among them was the doctor who, they were soon to discover, was also the coroner of the county. A very officious deputy sheriff was also In the group. Mr. Jonea called oot from the door-wily: "Mr. Barnes, you're wanted In there." "All right," he responded. The doctor had been working over the prostrate form on the tables. As Barnes entered the room, be looked up and declared that the man was dead. "Thla Is Mr. Barnes." said Putnam Jones, Indicating the toll traveler wltb a short Jerk of his thumb. "I am from the sheriffs office." said the man who stooj beside the doctor. The rest of the crowd evidently had been ordered to atnnd back from the tables. "Did you ever see this man before?" "Not until he was carried In here an hour ago." "What's your business op here, Mr. Barnes?" "I have no business np here. I Just hapiwiied to stroll In this evening." "Well." sold the sheriff darkly, "I guess 111 have to ask you to stick around here till we clear this business Well, up. We don't know you an' we enn't take any chances. You un derstand, I reckon." "I certainly fnll to understand. Mr. Sheriff, I know nothing whatever of this affair and I Intend to continua on my way tomorrow morning." "Well, I guess not. You got to stsy here till we are satisfied that you don't know anything alout this business. That's all." "Am I lo consider myself under arrest, air? "I wouldn't go ao fnr as to say that. Ton Jast stick around here, tret's all I to say. If ycii're alt rleht, sooa find It out. What's more. If you are all richt youll be willln' to stay. Io you get me?" "I certainly do. And I can now assure yon. Mr, Sheriff, that I'd like nothing better than to stick around here, ss you put It. I'd like to help this matter np. In the mean-limyoti may readily find out who I am and why I am here by telegraphing to the mayor of New York city. This document, which experience bss taught me to carry for Jut such an emertrenry as this, may have some weight with yon." He opened his bill folder afid drew forth a neutly crensd sheet of paper. "Bead if. please, and note the diite, the s'snatnre. the official seal of the New York police department, and also Ihe rather Interesting silver print pastet in the lower left hand corner. I think yon will scree that It Is a good likeness of me. Karh year I take the preraotioft of having myself certified by the po"ce department at home before venturing Into unknown and perhaps unfriendly communities." "Yes," said the sheriff dubiously: "bnt how do I know It ain't a forarr j V "Y011 don't know, of course. But In case It shouldn't be a foreery and I am siibjef led to tha Indignity of af I in men, swell-lookin- "I Think He's Going Now," She Whii pared. aoctatln with lungers all the time. That was his business, Mr. Barnes, an' I guess you'd call It respectable. wouldn't you?" "Perfectly. But why should he be troubled by my presence here Miss Thackeray put an end to the discussion Id a moat effectual manner. "Oh. for the Lord's soke, cut It out! Walt till he'a dead, can't your she whispered fiercely. "You've got all the time In the world to talk, and he hasn't more than ten minutes left to breathe unless that rube doctor gets here pretty sona. I think he's going now. Keep still, all of you. Ia he That awful breathing, Mr. Barnes? Her cough Just now seemed eyes were fixed on the still fare. "Why why, how tightly he holds my hand! I can't get it away he must be alive, Mr. Barnca. Where Is that alily doctor?" Barnes unclasped the rigid fingers of the man culled Andrei I'aul, and. shaking his head sadly, drew her He away from the Improvised bier. nnd the shivering Mr. iMIllngford conducted her to the dining room, where a single k crimen) lump gave out a feeble, rather ghastly light. "Would you like a little bramtyT" Inquired Hames. as he sat down limply In the chair he pulled out for her. "I have a fink upstairs In my" "I never touch It," she s.ild. Ttn all rltht. My lets wabble a little but--- Fit If" to" dnin Mr. Barn-s- . I'v git some- thing to any to yn nnd I'd Niter say It now, because It may come In prrt.y ffcn't let bandy for yu Inter on. those women come In here. Ii!y. "This afternoon I wnlked up In the woods haik of tha tavern to go over Some line In a new piece we are to do later on fJod knows when! I co-i'sep the hotiso from where I was sitBoon's windows were plainly ting. vlit'e. I saw Boon standing at a window looking toward the cross-road- s with a pnir of field glasses. F.very once in while k would lorn t paid. Who si nnd beside him With a notelws.k, and sit something to him. I'aul wrote if down. Then he would lock asraln, turning the gln"-- s this way and thtit. Suddenly my eyes almost pnpi d out f my head. Pan! had gone away f mm the window. He rame back am' be had a couple of revolvers In his hands. They stood there for a few minutes carefully the examining weapons and reloading them with fr-cartridges. Jn.t a I was attont to start down to the honsA it a little after sit o'clock. nd retting CHAPTER V. awfully dark and overcast Boon took cp the e!ncs e rnili. He seemed f Telle he excited and called Ms companion. tra Farm-BoChartty fiW-- r Pstll grabbed the and looked anj a Irishman Enters. T'.srnes scared. "What do you Sown Toe road. They both I .ecu me f,(i demanded ,r very mwh excited, pointing and ges uitr;ly. ner-eary- d b;.;f-drew- pure s r'aes turn about with rest or g kt r e, even detention, you would have a nasty time defending yourself In a civil ault for damages. I shall remain here, as you suggest, but only for the purHise of aiding you In getting to the bottom of this affair." Stuudlng on Jlni Conley'a front porch, a little after sunrise. Burnes mude the following declaration: "Everything goes to show that these men were up here for one of two They were either trying to preA cream sauce poured over tenvent or to enact a crime. The latter la slices der, uniformly wafer-lik- e my belief. They were afraid of me. of Libby's Dried Beef makes a Why? Because they believed I waa delightful luncheon at little cost. trailing them and likely to spoil their Ask your grocer today for Libby's game. Gentlemen, those fallows were here for the purpose of robbing the Dried Beef. place you cull Green Foncy." "What's that?" came a rich, mellow Libbr, M?NeIU Libbr voice from the outskirts of the crowd. Chicago A man pushed hla way through and He was a tall, confronted Barnes, and fellow of thirty-five- , it was apparent thut he had dressed In Fever, Eplzootio haste. "My name Is O'Dowd, and I am And all diseases of tha horse aflectlna hla throat speedily a guest of Mr. Curtis at Green Fancy. cured; colts and horaea In tha same stable kept from having- them by using; Sl'OH.VS COMPOUND, S to S doses ofWhy do you think they mount to rob ten cure. Safe for brood mares, baby colts, atalllons, all bis place?" aures and conditions. Most skillful scientific compound. "Well," began Barnes dryly, "It kl'OH.va Is sold by your drug-gistSPOIl MEDICAL CO., Mfnu, Geekra, lad. would seem thnt hla place Is the only one in the neighborhood that would BuMchull Good Advice. should be played ou tha bear robbing. My name la Barnes. Of am to inuke my flrxt public siiuare as well as on the diamond. "I course, Mr. O'Dowd, It Is mere specu sicech tomorrow night. What would lation on my part." advise me to do?" asked the SWAMP-ROOyou who man?" demanded shot the "But T FOR man of an after dinner the Irishman. "He certainly wasn't young speaker. winged by anyone from our place. "Are you fond of your wife and KIDNEY AILMENTS Why, Lord love you, sir, there Isn't a children?" asked the aoul at Green Fancy who could shoot "Yes, very." a thief If he saw one. This Is Mr. De There if only one medicine thst really "I.Ike your home?" Soto, also a guest at Green Fancy. He standi out as a medicine for much." "Very curable ailments of the kidneys, liver and will, I think, bear me out In upsetting an occasional "lo you enjoy having bladder. your theory." aUndt the Dr. Kilmer's Swamp-Roo- t A second limn' approached, shaking evening at home with your wife and highest for the reanon that it ha proven Ms head vigorously. He was a thin, kiddles?" in thoumnda to be just the remedy needed "I certainly do." pule nmn with a Hingulurly scholust.c thousands of distressing case. "Well then take my advice. Make upon face. Quite an unpreossesslng, Swamp-Roo- t makes friends quickly tomorrow of as that speech your's its mild and immediate effect ia soon person, thought Barnes. "Mr. Curtis chauffeur, I think It bad ns you itoxxlhly can. Make It so realized in most case. It ia a gentle, vegetable compound. was, said the killing occurred Just bud that they'll never ask you to healing Start treatment at once. Sold at all above this house," said he, visibly ex- speuk in public nnuln, and live In drug store in bottle of two sizes, medicited. "Green Fancy Is at least a mile peuce and contentment the remainder um snd large. of your life." However, if you wish to test this great preparation Bend ten cents to Dr. Kilmer & Co., Binghamton. N. Y., for a sample Why the Changed Phrase. Bonlta had been taught to fay.'T.x-cus- e bottle. When writing be aure aad aaaa-tio- n tbi paper. Adv. me, please." on leaving the table before others. One day Klie astonished A Liberal Helping. mimiuiii by remarking, "I'lense half s were giving a litThe exeune me." was tle dinner purty. I'm "Why. what do you mean?" asked curving a fowl. It waa older than It her mother. looked, and, the knife refutdng to do "I'm only half through en tin, of its bit, the bird shot Into the silken lap course," snapped Bonlta indignantly; of the principal truest-Mr- s. "I'm coming back!" s went pule, hut her never lost hla aang-froid- . Protest From the TaroeL "I believe," he auld to the guest, The Mutineer There'll be a big recapturing the hint, "that I've helpcrowd today. The soldiers and sailors ed you to too much. Allow me to take are to be admitted free. back a little." The I'mpire Aw. nix. nix! Have a heart. Iet In the gobs, but keep out That Useful Guardhouse. Those guys are the the cloiightMiys. "Them gua'd bouses at the tralnln champion grenade throwers of the camps Is shuah doln' a gran' work, jes' army, and every one'll have a pop bot- like the Bed Cross," observed Cindy, tle. the colored laundress. "They saved mnh boy Duke's life." Ancient Precautions. "How Is that, Cindy?" queried ber "We'll have this friendly agreement employer. "I diinno how they done It Only he yt ours curved upon a monument of wrote me a postal card) aayin' If he ttie." said one ancient king. So that all the public can read' It." hadn't got ten days In one of 'em he'd added Ihe other. a' been a corp." "Not only Unit. It will make it to treat It as a scrap of Ominoua Intimation. "When I marry I will treat my wife paper." "Badad," Said O'Dowd, "It Baata the with consideration, but I expect to be Dtvll." The opting poet has declared war. n':aster In my own house," from here. Isn't Itf Too don't shoot and ! now firing blunk verse at the "Of course, you do. We all begin burglars a mile from the place they editor. life with great expectations." are planning to rob, do you?" "I'll admit It's a bit out of reason,' Ktermd vigilance may create a deOne or the Other. said Barnes. "The second man could mand for wctncle. Neeilr.it Why don't yon pay yosr debts? Tou've got the money. only have been shot by some one who was lying In wait for him." Owem Yes, bnt I wouldn't tsava It Truth Is ml:hty, but, fortunately, a If I was to pay my debts. "Bodud." said O'Dowd. "It beats the lot of It can l ntiptrcaked. devil. There's something big la this thing. Mr. Bsrnes something a km shot bieirer than any of us suspects.' "Youll find that It resolves Itself Into a proMiin for Washlncion to solve." said In Koto darkly. "Nothing local about It, take my word for It. These men were up to some Interna tional devilment. There'll be a stir In Washington over this, sure as any a thlng." j "Whst ti. waa It that you heard you the shots up at Green Fancy?" ven tured Barnes. flavor beverage "Ixrd love you, cried O'Dowd, "we didn't hear a sound. Mr. Curtis, who has Insomnia the worst way. poor original devil, heard them and sent some one out to see what all the racket was about. The man. It seems, made such a devil of a racket when he rnmm borne with the news that the whol houe was up In pajamas and pelg reu-son- a. good-lookin- INFLUENZA ttrgs:sz. g old-tim- e be-eu- se Wyn-Jenkln- Wyn-Jenkln- s Wyn-Jenkln- hund le Why Complain of Poor Coffee Or The High Price of Coffee can have a superior and of rich health value by drinking tho when noirs." "I think I have a slight aeqnalnlsm-with the chauffeur," said Barnes. "He cave me the most thrilling motor ride I've ever experienced. Gad, IH never forget It," been Barnes, having forced into this unsotvable combination of mystery and violence, finds himself get ting in deeper and deeper. Illj lib, tOMlfil KD 1 Postum Cereal It's an American drink whose high quality never varies. Its price doesn't change and it's economical. I Two sizes, usually sold at 15c and 25c Everywhere at Grocers.