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THE RICH COUNTY NEWS. RANDOLPH. UTAH Thankful for Small Favors. The other evening a young matron was scolding her husband for having forgotten to observe their fifth wedding anniversary. Her single sister, a town schoolteacher, happened to come to their house In time to hear a great part of the lecture. At its end she turned to the defense of her brother-in-law- . I think you should be thankful enough for having had the wedding without expecting anniversaries, she told her sister. Copyright by Dodd, Mead and Company, Inc. CHAPTER XV Continued. 13 Ilis uneasiness increased to consternation when he discovered that Sprouse had not yet put in an appearance. What had become of the man? He could not help feeling, however, that somehow the little agent would suddenly pop out of the chimney in his room, or sneak in through a crack under the door and laugh at his fears. Shortly before the noon hour, Peter Ames halted the old automobile from Green Fancy in front of the Tavern and out stepped O'Dowd, followed by no less a personage than the pseudo Mr. Loeb. There were a number of traveling bags in the tonneau of the car. Catching sight of Barnes, the Irishman shouted a genial greeting. The top of the morning to ye- - You remember Mr. Loeb, dont you? Mr. Curtis secretary. Mr. Loeb is leaving us for a few days on business. Good morning. Mr. Boneface, he called out to Putnam Jones who approached at We are sadly in want that juncture. of gasoline. Barnes caught the look that the Irishman shot at him out of the corner of his eye. Perhaps you'd better see that the scoundrels dont give us short measure, Mr. Loeb, said ODowd. Loeb hesitated for a second, and then, evidently in obedience to a command from the speakers eye, moved off to where Peter was opening the intake. wDowd lowered his voice. Barnes, i let you off last night, and I let her off as well. In return, I ask you to hold jour tongue until the man down there gets a fair start. A days start and Are yon in danger, too, ODowd? To be sure but I love it. I can always squirm out of tight places. I would not deliberately put you in jeopardy, O'Dowd. See here, I am going back to that house up yonder. There is still work for me there. What Im after now is to get him on the train at Hornville. Ill be here again at four oclock, on me word of honor. Trust me, Barnes. Do you mean to say that you are coming back here to run the risk of being Weve had word that the government has men on the way. Why, hang it all, Barnes, dont you know who it was tliat engineered that whole business last night? Barnes smiled. I do. He is a secret agent from the embassy almost shouted Secret granny! ODowd. He Is the slickest, cleverest crook that ever drew the breath of life. And hes got away with the jewels, for which you can whistle in vain. Im thinking. beFor heavens sake, ODowd gan Barnes, his blood like ice in his veins. But dont take my word for it. Ask her upstairs there, God bless her! ask her if she knows Chester He Was Known to Her as a Thief of International Fame. Nalsmith. Shell tell ye, my bucko Hes been standing guard outside he window for the past three .nights. Hes " Now I know you are mistaken, cried Barnes, a wave of relief surging He has been in this tavover him. ern every night Sure he has. But answer me, did ye ever see him here after eleven in the evening? You did not not until last night, anyhow. In the struggle he had with Nicholas last night he was recognized. Thats why poor old Nicholas is lying dead up there at the house now and will have a decent burial unbeknownst to anybody but his friends. Good God, ODowd, yon cant mean tlmt he lie killed He stuck a knife in his neck. The dirty snake- -- And the chief trusted s trusted be ..ok ever - fore. In the name of God, Barnes, how did you happen to fall In with the vil- lain? Barnes passed his hand over his He he represented brow, dazed. himself as a book agent, he mumbled, Jones striving to collect himself. knew him. Said he had been around here for weeks. I I Thats the man, said ODowd, He trotted all over the scowling. county, selling books. For the love of it. do ye think? Not much. He had other fish to fry, you may be sure. Barnes, if we ever lay hands on that friend of yours well, he wont have to fry in hell. Hell be burnt alive. Thank God, my minds at rest on one score. She didnt skip out with him. They all think he did. Not one of them suspects that she came away with you. There is plenty of evidence that she let him in through her window All ready, ODowd, called Loeb. Come along, please. Coming, said the Irishman. Dont blame yourself, old man. See you later, Barnes. So long! CHAPTER XVI. The First Wayfarer Visits a Shrine, Confesses, and Takes an Oath. How was he to find the courage to impart the appalling news to her? He was now convinced beyond all doubt that the Sprouse had made off with the priceless treasure and that only a miracle could bring about its recover)-- . He realized to what extent he had been shaped into a tool to be used by the master craftsman. He saw through the whole Machiavellian scheme, and he was also now morally certain that Sprouse would have sacrificed him without the slightest hesitation. In the event that anything went wrong with their enterprise, the man would have shot him dead and earned the gratitude and commendation of his associates ! He would have been glorified and not crucified by his friends. With a heavy heart he mounted the stairs. At the top he paused to deliberate. Would it not be better to keep her in Ignorance? What was to be But gained by revealing to her the Miss Thackeray was luring him on to destruction. She stood outside the door and beckoned. Then she closed the door from the outside, and Barnes was alone with the cousin of kings and queens and princes. I feared you had deserted me, she said, holding out her hand to him as he strode across the room. I saw no occasion to disturb your rest, he mumbled. I have been peeping, she said, Where looking at him searchingly. is Mr. Loeb going, Mr. Barnes? ODowd says he is to be gone for a few days on business, he equivocated. "He will not return, she said quietHe Is a coward at heart. Oh, I ly. know him well, she went on, scorn in her voice. Was I wrong in not trying to stop him? he asked. She pondered this for a moment. No, she said, but he caught the dubious note in her voice. It is just as well, perhaps, that he should disappear. His flight today spares but we are more interested in the man Sprouse. Has he returned? said he rueNo, Miss Cameron, fully. And then, without a single reservation, he laid bare the story of Sprouses defection. When he inquired if she had heard of the man known as Chester Naismith, she confirmed his worst fear by describing him as the guard who watched beneath her window. He was known to her as a thief of international fame. You were no match for Chester Naismith. Do not look so glum. The shrewdest police officers in Europe have never been able to cope with him. Why should you despair? He sprang to his feet. By gad, he hasnt got away with it yet, he grated. I will run this scoundrel down if I have to devote the remainder of my life to the task. She sighed. Alas, I fear that I shall have 'to tell you a little more about this wonderful man you know as Sprouse. Six months ago the friends and supporters of the legitimate successor to my countrys throne consummpted a plan whereby the crown jewels and certain documents of state were surreptitiously removed from the palace vaults. Instead of depositing the treasure in Paris, it was sent to this country in charge of a group of men whose fealty could not be questioned. The man you know as Loeb is in reality my cousin. I have known him all my life. He is the youngest brother of the pretender to tliC throne, and a cousin of the prince who is held prisoner by the Austrians. This prince has a brother also, and it was to him that I was supposed to deliver the jewels. I traveled from New York, but not alone as you may suspect. I was carefully protected from the time I left my hotel there until well, until I arrived in Boston. "While there I received a secret message from friends in tunailu di recting me to go to Spanish Falls, where I would be met and conducted by Prince Sebastian himself to the place called Green Fancy, which was near the Canadian border. A safe escort would be provided for ns, and we would be on British soil within a few hours after our meeting. It is only necessary to add that when I arrived at Green Fancy I met Prince Fgo and understood ! I had carefully covered my tracks after leaving Boston. My real friends were, and still are, completely in the dark as to my movements, so skilfully was the trick managed. And now for Chestei Naismith. It was he who, acting for the misguided loyalists and recommended by certain young aristocrats who by virtue of their own dissipations had come to know him as a man of infinite resourcefulness and daring, planned and carried out the pillaging of the palace vaults. Almost under the noses of the foreign guards he succeeded in obtaining the jewels. No doubt he could have made off with them at that time, but he shrewdly preferred to have them brought to America by some one else. It would have been impossible for him to dispose of them in Europe. You see how cunning he is? He was no doubt thwarted in his design to waylay me on the road from Spanish Falls by a singular occurrence in this tavern. He was attacked in his room here, overpowered, bound and gagged by two men. He knew the men. They were thieves as clever and as merciless as himself. They too were watching for me. I do not know how these men learned of my intention to come to Green Fancy. They came to the Tavern four or five days before your arrival - at Green Fancy, Barnes interrupted. Sprouse told ire that they were secret service men from abroad and that he was working With them. My theory is this, and I think it is justified by events: The men were really secret agents, sent here to watch the movements of the gang up there. They came upon Sprouse and recognized him. On the day mentioned they over-- . powered him and forced him to reveal certain facts connected with affairs at Green Fancy. Possibly he led them to believe that you were one of the conspirators. They waited for your arrival and then risked the hazardous trip to Green Fancy. They were discovered and shot. I' believe you are right, she cried. Then we have accounted for Mr. Sprouse, and I am no longer interested in the unraveling of the mystery surrounding the deaths of Boon and Paul, said Barnes. There is nothing to keep me here any longer, Miss Cameron. I suggest that you allow me to escort you at once to your friends, wherever they She was opposed to this plan. While there was still a chance that Sprouse might be apprehended in the neighborhood, or the possibility of his being caught by the relentless pursuers, she declined to leave. Then, I shall also stay, said he promptly, and was repaid by the tremulous smile she gave him. He was helplessly in love with this beautiful cousin of kings and queens. And when he thought of kings and queens he realized that beyond all question his love was hopeless. CHAPTER XVII. The Second Wayfarer Is Transformed. O'Dowd returned late in the afternoon. He was in a hurry to get back to Green Fancy ; there was no mistaking his uneasiness. For the love of heaven, Barnes, get her away from here as soon as possible, and do it as secretly as you can, he said. I may as well tell you that she is in more danger from the government secret service than from anyone up yonder. She may prefer to face the music, ODowd. If I know her at all, she will refuse to run away. Then yell have to kidnap her, said the Irishman earnestly. There will be men swarming here from both sides of the border by tomorrow night or next day. Its the gospel truth, and its going to be bad for all of us if we're here when they come. Who is she, ODowd? Man to man, tell me the truth. I want to know just where I stand. ODowd hesitated, looked around the taproom, and then leaned across the table. Miss Cameron is in reality the faCountess Therese miliarly and lovingly known in her own land as the Countess Ted. She was visiting in this country when the war broke out. If it is of any use to you. Ill add that she would be rich If Aladdin, could only come to life and restore the splendors of tiie demolished castle, refill the chests of gold that have been emptied by the conquerors, and restock the farms that have been pillaged and devastated. In the absence of Aladdin, however, she is almost as poor as the ancient church mouse. So there you are. me man. Half 'he royal progm; of lin Mara-Dafaiu- rope have been suitors for her hand, and the other half would be if they didnt happen to be of the same sex. Good-by- . He I must be on my way. arose and held out his hand. Good-band good luck forever. You are a brick, ODowd. I want to see you again. You will always find me y Thanks. Dont issue any rash invitations. I might take you up. Barnes started upstairs as soon as ODowd was off, urged by an eagerness that put wings on his feet and a thrill of excitement in his blood. Halfway up he stopped short A new condition confronted him. What was the proper way to approach a person of royal blood? He would have to think. Pausing at her door, he was at once aware of voices inside the room. He rapped on the door, but so timorously that nothing came of it. His second effort was productive. He Doing a Mans Part What are you doing for our cause? asked a suffragette worker. Doing? replied the man. Im supporting one of your most enthusiastic members. One little' flower to a living man is" worth more than a wagon load of flor- - , tvl emblems to a dead one. The pill of experience is seldom ar coated. sug- . Dont Poison Baby. YEARS AGO almost every mother thought her child must have or laudanum to make it sleep. These drugs will produce FORTY and a FEW DROPS TOO MANY will produce the SLEEP Many are the children who FROM WHICH THERE IS NO WAKING. have been killed or whose health has been ruined for life by paregoric, laudanum and morphine, each of which is a narcotic product of opium. 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GOLD MEDAL Haarlem Oil Capsules are the remedy AS IT LOOKED Miss Cameron Is Lovingly Known in Her Own Land as the Countess Ted. heard Miss Thackeray say good graand, after a moment, Miss cious, What is it? Camerons subdued: he inquired, May I come in? rather ashamed of his vigor.'- Its only Barnes. Come in, was her lively response. It was awfully good of you. Miss Thackeray, to let me hear your lines. I think you will be a great success In the part. said Miss Thackeray Thanks, Ill come in again and let dryly. She you hear me in the third act. went out, mumbling her lines as she passed Barnes without seeing him. I hope you will feel able to leave this place tomorrow, countess. We must get away almost immediately. Ah, you have been listening to ODowd, I see. Yes. He tells me it will be dangerous to He is right. It would be difficult for me to clear myself. No one would believe that I did not deliberately make off with the jewels. They would say that I oh, it is too dreadful! Dont worry about that, he exYou have me to testify claimed. that HAD FORGOTTEN HIS, A Muncie family is contemplating the remodeling of its house. Several architects have been calling with plans during the last few days all very successful architects, too. The other day one who looked especially good to the younger children arrived. That noon they discussed him at the family table. Oh, hes rich, ventured one of the youngsters. Why? smiled the elder sister just twenty. Why he looks so prosperous, came back the answer, to the amusement of the rest of the family. That afternoon the architect midp a return trip and displayed his plans to the elder sister. The boy arrived while the two of them were on the veranda looking over the plans. After the architect had gone he strolled over to his sister, and reI see youre trying to get marked: Indianclose to prosperity yourself. apolis News. high-scho- Mr. Corpulent Newrich offered to finance the performance of his daughters' dramatic society, and his announcement was received with acclamation. But when he added the provision, that he paid the expenses on condition that he was given a part the joy diminished. . Mr. Newrich was well endowed but his vocabulary did not include a single h. They argued, but Mr. Newrich stoodt was- his firm. No part, no money, decision. At last they hit on a plan. He was to come on in the second scene and-juslie could not go. say Sib nee far wrong with that. Mr. Newrich' was satisfied. He would be In evidence at the performance. Tiie great day arrived and all went well until the curtain rose on the second scene. From the wing strode Mr. Newrich. Holding up liis hand, he uttered : London Answers. Ush ! with-wealth- , t one-wor- To a Fault. Cruel but Practical Limit. Mistress Are you willing to "What do you mean by that? He doesnjt care what clothes his wife goes without so long as he can Bridget Only two in, the family mum. head a subscription list. . Hes generous to a fault. serve-humanity- ? SS5SBSaSH5Z5H5E5ESZES5H5SSESHSSSSSHS5Sa5H5H5 Every Year Sees An Increased Demand . Your he cried vehemently. think. than know better you people You are disheartened, discouraged. Things will look brighter tomorrow.' I dont know what I should do without you, she said. No! for Postum, from coffee drinkers who realize a CHAPTER XVIII. , Mr. Sprouse Continues to Be Perplexing, but Puts His Nose to the Ground. Barnes was abroad early. He was at breakfast when Peter Ames called up. An inspiration seized him when the chauffeur mentioned the wholesale exodus: he hired Peter forthwith and ordered him to report Immediately with the car. He was going up to Green Fancy for Miss Cameron's wardrobe. Two minutes after Peter drove up to the Tavern lie was on the way back to Green Fancy again, and seated beside him was Thomas Kingsbury Barnes, his new master. There was not a sign of human life about the place. Peter accompanied him upstairs to the room recently occupied by Miss Cameron. They found two small leather trunks, thickly belabeled, in the room upstairs. Both were locked. pi 3 a pi a 1 I B change in habit will bring better health. The Original Postum Cereal is rich and satisfying as a table drink for both young and old. At Grocers. In (TO BE CONTINUED.) Altar vs. Halter. Raid the facet intis feller: cddiiig expects a through Hiihoui a bltoV PART Sister Was Doing What Pretty Well But Mr. Newrich Was in Evidence at: Dramatic Performance, as All of Us Would Like He Had Insisted. to Do. How little you know of intrigue, she cried. They would laugh at you and say that you were merely another fool who had lost his head over a woman. 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