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0 MAHON BARBER , U1im m , mn 1 I IM.I UN " . ; jjjKLg "More Information, More Information la Needed." SYNOPSI8. The story opens with a xrnim from Torothy March In the opira t.i.n of Mm. Mifxlr,n r, h wealthy wMmr, II In or-ram.. or-ram.. up. 1 when Mrs. Mlntloiirr's ni'i klace iTe.ikn, iHtlciltiK Hih ilia rmmil nil over the Hour. Curtiw (irlHwohl uml Hrimton EaD'l", society ini'a 12 love with Mm MIs-'ir, MIs-'ir, fthfr lip lh m. (Jrlowi.'JI steps on what la supposed lo ho the n lfl-IthU'iI lfl-IthU'iI Miihnranee ami crushes It A Hindoo Hin-doo thTjurHH II whi not tlip genuine, An iiTt Inter pronotuu nil tint stones suhMltuli-s for l hit urlKliiitl Infectives jlmnnitlly nni ('arson I ri y ! If t They declile (lint the theft (if tn uiIkIiihI Kt'iim Wan ecromphphetl hy Bonn one In the house. Mia Kllnor ifolcoinli, confidential Companion of Mr. MlMNloner, In mm-pecieil. mm-pecieil. dim nf the mimtliilf iIIiiiwiihIn I found In her room. Mm Mlnalmuir pro- 'teslii thai Kllnor I Innnient, hut she In taken to prlon. Meantime, In mi uptown up-town munition, two HIiuIooh, who are In .America to recover the M ihnrnnee, ll-rims ll-rims thit nrreitt. I letect Ive Hrlts lukea up the cane. He evidently bHIevea Kllnor Innocent In-nocent anil auk tint co-npi-ralloii of r. lwr'ini Kltrh, htr flume. In riinnlntr il'iwn the real criminal He a.lvlnoa Kllimr ;not to k l.ii 1 1. Itritl Invent IkdI'ik nfTaim t lilt MlMlonitr hniim. H InHrna that Mm MIlon.fr hud the dlaiiioml In I'url with her. CHAPTER IX-(Contlnuad.) ( Ai tb detective left the oftiro, lie could not Lelp a filling of depression at tbe alow progresa of events. Aa yet, 'the Intricacies of the mystery were aguely crtlliied In his mind. lie raw hem aa a floating nilat, heavy with IKiBHlbllltloa but charged with doluslve fclus cf beckoning trails that be Instinctively In-stinctively knew led to nowhere. He was atlll treading lightly the mazes of the case. One false step niltcht be fetal, and he preferred to remain In ii crouching attitude of watchfulness, ready to spring from cover at the proper moment i Much as he deplored his enforced 1 nut I v It y, ho nevertheless had fitlth 1 ; i the flnnl outcome. A quick mental fcurvey of the chko convinced him that the first necessity was to find the maker of the paste stones. Whoever made the duplicate Mahantnt-e would aurely recall having done so. There were few Kuropeon firms that could have made the stone. It was doubtful whether any American manufacturer could have turned out a substitute to fool the eyes of Mrs. Mlssloner, even for a iilnht. It Is hard ciioukIi to get the compact brilliance of the diamond In a small paste gem; infinitely more difficult Is it to manufacture a counterfeit coun-terfeit Maharanee, ltrlti knew that whoever copied the cut and luster of that marvelous atone was an expert of high caliber. No faint shimmer of glasa could have availed to deceive Mra. Mlssloner. The laboratory Are that gleamed from the duplicate waa the work of years of experiment, and only In Paris, Urlt believed, waa the art of manufacturing paste gems sufficiently suf-ficiently developed to bring forth a aatlsfactory duplicate of the Maharanee. Mahara-nee. I Three weeks, at least, must elapse before word would come from Logan. The emissary sent abroad was himself diamond expert, llefore entering the Detective llureau, he had been a foreign agent of the I'nlted Slates Treasury Department. If the duplicate dupli-cate necklace waa manufactured abroad, Iigan would find the nianu-ifacturer nianu-ifacturer without delay. Hrltx had faith In hla man, and he waited Impatiently Im-patiently through three weeks of torment tor-ment for the first cablegram. It came finally, and he opened It with nervous, fingers. I "Mlssloner necklace manufactured from drawings by three flrma. Original Orig-inal never In possession of manufacturers." manufac-turers." Iirlti let the telegram flutter to the floor. i "I knew It!" he burst forth. "Thpy wouldn't have dared to take the orlg-'nal orlg-'nal out of the safe without Immediately Immedi-ately replacing It with the duplicate." He picked up the message and lurst Into the Chlef'a room. I "Read It!" he exclaimed. Tbe Chiefs eyea drank in the .words, but his brain failed to grasp their underlying meaning. i "I don't see that this provea anything," any-thing," he remarked. f "It proves everything," volleyed Ilrlix. "It provea that the thief was a clever draughtsman. It proves that he spent weeka aketchlng the necklace, neck-lace, atone by stone, and It proves, tin., that he went to Paris to hare the duplicate made." ' "It provea all that," agreed the Chief. "Hut who had the opportunity to see the necklace a sufllclent number num-ber of times and long enough to make the sketches? Who but Mlsa Hoi-comb?" Hoi-comb?" I "I will And someone who had al-jnunl al-jnunl aa good an opportunity," Iirlti returned confidently. I "And If you do, what will It mean?" asked the Chief. I "It will mean something to work on." the detective said. The next tenty four hours Hrlti pent in the quiet of bis home, bis mind focud on the problem prob-lem before him, trying to map out hla line of procedure. Plan after plan he dlitcarded aa worthless. He could have atruck out blindly in the hope of tumbling on a trail, but that was not F!rl!x's method. Crime rnytterlca were to blm scientific problems to be solved ly clentlflc means. Rtrp by step be went over the ground already covered, and then swept the outlook with tbe keen searchlight of bis mind. I fiy a process of elimination be tr1id to sift the real thief from the group of suspects on whom his mental efforts ef-forts were concentrated. Ho was unable un-able to drug forth the culprit. Then he sought to discern the motive for the crime In the action of each possible criminal, but he could come to no sat-liifaetory sat-liifaetory conclusion. "More Information, more Information Informa-tion Is needed before the real work can begin!" he murmured. In bis preoccupation he did not ob-rervo ob-rervo the door open and the servant show In a subordinate srom J lead-quarters. lead-quarters. Not until the visitor spoke did- ho become aware of his presence, "Two cablegrams for you, air," the subordinate said. The first cablegram aroused no emotions emo-tions In the detective. "Hirve obtained original drawings. Will sr.ll tomorrow with them," the message from Logan read. He opened tlio second envelope and read the contents half a dozen times, as If to stamp them Indelibly on bla mind. "'.Timings for duplicates taken to manufacturer by young woman. Gave name of Kllnor llolcomb." Iirlti dismissed tbe v 11 tor, left the house, and hastened to the office of Dr. Fitch. Taking tlie important cablegram from his pocket, be handed It to the physician. Tbe doctor's eyea lingered on each word. Hla face paled, bis eyea bulged forward, a v'olent tremor ran up and down his frame. "This la awful!" be groaned. "It's grent news for you and Mlsa Holcomb," the detective smiled. Fitch eyed him In perplexity. The detective met his Inquiring gaze steadily, stead-ily, and. alowly folding the cablegram, he said: "It proves beyond question she bad no part In the crime." "How?" Fitch demanded eagerly. "If Miss llolcomb had been clever enough to plan the theft, she'd have known better than to go about Paris ordering the duplicates. Also, If she had taken the diamonds, she'd never have permitted one of them to remain In her room In Mrs. Mlssloner'e bonne. No, whoever stole those gema deliberately tried to throw ausplclon on her." "Hut who could have conceived such a dastardly crime?" Fitch blurted, a waye of anger aweeping lf'rne, L "Whoever it waa," nrlu'YllAirneu,T "either was actuated by enmity toward to-ward the young woman, or knew enough about the Mlssloner household to realize that suspicion would naturally natur-ally fall on her, and therefore he decided de-cided to use her aa a cloak to hide his own identity. However, I now have something to work on, something that will produce quick resulta. Dr. Fitch, you may tell Mlsa llolcomb that In my calculations she la entirely eliminated from participation In the crime. You may Inform her also that tbe bunt for the thief has begun." llefore the physician recovered from the pleasant shock of the detective's de-tective's worda, Prttx waa hurrying down the ateps. CHAPTER X. Dorothy March Talka. Matinee girls in tbe Forrest Theater differ from their slitters of other New York playhouses in that they are far more serious than anybody In the evening eve-ning audiences. Caiamels, marshmat-lowa, marshmat-lowa, chocolate creams are forbidden by the unwritten law of their cult. The utmost nourishment one of them can allow herself is a salted almond nibbled aurreptltloualy between decorous de-corous little outbursts of kjd gloved applause. It Is not the sort of gathering gather-ing In which one would expect to find the busiest sleuth of the headquarters staff, especially with a great diamond mystery on bis hands. Yet, on one of those warm January aftemoona that make the metropolis wonder if It Is being metamorphosed Into a winter resort, one of the most Interested auditors aud-itors In the select little theater waa Detective Lieutenant Hrlti, of Manning's Man-ning's staff. Prltt found the somebody he sought when hla gaze fell on a slim little figure fig-ure In the trimmest of dove-colored gowns, sitting In the fifth row off the renter aisle. Instantly his last pretense pre-tense of attention to tl play vanished. van-ished. Keeping his eyes on the gray curvea of tbe girl in the fifth row, be quitted hla post at one aide of the house and walked alowly to tbe main exit whence be watched her until the curtain fell on the first act. Meanwhile, Mean-while, he scribbled on a card, slipped a liberal tip Into the receptive hand of an usher, and indicated the object of bis interest. Wbej tbe curtain fell on tbe first act, the usher hurried down tbe aisle, and presented the card to tbe girl in gray. "If Mlse March." read the young woman, "will spare a few minutes to PrlU, of Headquarters, she will confer con-fer a favor and serve ber friend, Mra. Mlssloner." Itorothy gathered ber wrap, glaasea and program quickly and followed thv uxner to the back of the theater. Tbe youth led ber to the famoua detective, hom, though she had heard of him through Doris MUsloner, she beheld Uir tbe first time. "You wished to see me?" inquired Dorothy. It was a banal question, and a flush tinged her cheeks aa ahe realized re-alized Ita superfluousnMs could not ea- Iirltz," she said as primly aa ber prettlness permitted. "Hut I'vo enjoyed en-joyed our little chat very much." "Which means I must be going," said Hrltz promptly, "If I'm not to spoil your enjoyment of the mid Victorian Vic-torian scene. The orchestra haa fiu-lahed fiu-lahed speaking Its little piece." "Yes, there goes the curtain," agreed Dorothy, rising hastily. "So glad to have met you, Mr. Hrltz. I hope I've been of some aNHtstance about dear Mrs. Mlssloner'a Jewel. Good afternoon." after-noon." "Hut, Mr. Hrltz," she cried, "there waa something you wished to ask me something that waa to help you And the diamonds?" "Borne other time, Miss March, thank you," said Hrltz, smiling. "I won't detain you now. Perhaps we'll meet at another matinee soon, with a longer intermission between the acta. Delighted to have made your acquaintance, ac-quaintance, Miss March. I know you're In a hurry to get back to your seat. Forrest audiences don't like to be disturbed, you know. Good-afternoon, Miss March, and thank you ao much!" He had cause to thank her, be believed. be-lieved. For, in her girlish talk, she hod given blm the first Mlssloner clue of tho week or, rather, she had extended for him a thread of tho mystery that had occupied much of his thoughts from tbe moment when he received Logan's cable saying the paste Jewels were made from sketches. For days, he had sought to learn who among Mra. Mlssloner'a Intimates was artist enough to make such delicate draughts of the diamonds dia-monds as would be required by an artificer ar-tificer for the manufacture of imitations. imita-tions. With that object, he had ascertained ascer-tained Dorothy's Intention to go to the matinee in the Forrest and had gone to the theater to meet her under conditions con-ditions not likely to interfere with euch gentle questioning of her as he meant to do. His veiled Interrogation of tbe society girl had brought forth the fact that Curtis Griswold could fcketch that the clubman waa sufficiently suffi-ciently master of his pencil to have his skill pretty generally known among his acquaintances. Lorlmer and Daublgny, tbe other society ar-ttkta ar-ttkta she had mentioned, were not, he knew, in Mrs, Missioner'a circle. It waa fortunate for Lieutenant Hrltz, aa well aa for Elinor Holcomb and Doctor Fitch, and everybody whose bopea hinged on the detective'a success In solving the great Mlssloner diamond mystery, that long custom made him thread the traffic of the city's throbbing artery automatically, for so deeply did the sleuth ponder the possibilities of bla newest Information Infor-mation that be had several close escapes es-capes from taxlcabs, private automobiles automo-biles and trolley cars as be crossed Hroadway and bent his steps toward Fifth avenue. The case had cleared a little, but his course waa not much plainer Than It had been when be dropped into the theater In quest of further knowledge. "It won't do to call Miss March as a witness," he mused, walking north in tbe carriage-crowded avenue, with that brlskneBS characteristic of him when bla brain waa most active. "She A m "I Won't Detain You Now." can't absolutely prove anything." It was necessary to obtain tangible evidence evi-dence of Grlswold'a abl'ity aa a draughtsman. How to do ao without alarming tbe clubman waa tbe present problem. Hrltz by no means waa prepared to suxpect Oris wold of tbe robbery. He realized thoroughly that Dorothy's Information In-formation waa all he had to Indicate Griswold any more than Bands, or two or three others. He did not even know whether Miss Holcomb could draw, and it waa no part of bis purpose pur-pose to distress the Imprisoned girl with questions betraying the smallest belief in tbe accusation against ber. No; Hrltz always honest with himself, could nut say he suspected Griswold. Ills method was the opposite of 1km-rclly's 1km-rclly's and Carson's. InctrnJ of suspecting sus-pecting everybody, aa they iriyarlfally did In cares at all mysterious, be would cot attach suspicion to anyone without satisfactory proof. That was tbe secret of his sucress. He was , more than a detective; be w as prosecutor. prose-cutor. Judge, Jury and counsel to tfc defence. It accounted for the fact that be rarely made a n.UUkeo ar- J rest, and that when be caused man or woman to be placed in the prisoner's prison-er's dock, a conviction almost always followed. "Griswold, Bands, All, Hlodgett The names presented thenirelves to the sleuth's mind In that order as he hastened along with no particular place as an objective merely walking to stimulate bin mental process. It always brightened Hrltz to puss the panorama of fashion In Fifth avenue. It was with nn alruoBt fatherly feeling feel-ing he glanced at the rich, the dcbnn air, tbe gay sauntering along the sidewalks side-walks or rolling in automobiles and carrlngea up and down tbe asphalt The safety of their wealth, Kometlmes of their very lives, depended on the vigilance, courage and efficiency of himself, and of the few men like blm on the police force of New York. So far aa the rank and file of the department depart-ment were concerned, those care-free sons and daughters of opportunity might bo at the mercy of the ablest birds of prey in the human flock. It waa because Hiitz and his compeers worked and watched and waited so patiently, so devotedly, ao ceaselessly, that fashion and finance, coquetry and commerce, could bask In the sunshine of metropolitan prosperfty? A dark blue limousine sTa'nding at the corner of Forty-fourth street caught hla attention. For a moment he studied it aa he slackened bis pace. Then he stopped short, retraced his steps, crossed to the east side of the avenue, and, through the windows of a waiting cab, trained his gaze ot Sherry's fashionable restaurant in front of r.hlch the costly automobile stood. Dimly, through the filmy lnce curtains, he saw the figures of those lingering over afternoon tea, with a few early diners. He could not distinguish dis-tinguish their faces, but something In the bearing of a woman at the first window held bis glance. Then a waiter, moving silently about the table, ta-ble, chanced to part tbe curtains with his elbow, and In the momentary gap between the folds of film Hrltz saw the blonde beauty of Mrs. Mlxsioner, and the clear-cut features of Curtis Griswold. Hrltz settled himself to wait. The cabman, whose vehicle he was using aa a redoubt, looked at him Inquiringly, Inquiring-ly, but the detective fished out of hie" " pocket a Sat cigar with a scarlet and-gold and-gold band, and In a moment be and the cabby were chatting amiably. The headquarters man bad not long to wait Heforo the cabman had gone far into discussion of the current political po-litical crisis, the door of the restaurant restau-rant across the street waa ewung open by a boy In many buttons, and Mrs. Mlssloner appeared on the threshold. She was followed closely by Griswold and, after a moment's pause to gladden glad-den the heart of the much-buttoned youth, by a man the watching detective detec-tive was somewhat surprised to see Hruxtou Sands. "Home," eald Mrs. Mlssloner to her chauffeur. Hrltz could not bear tbe word, but bo read it from her lips. He saw the widow step into her llmou-line, llmou-line, saw Sands and Griswold follow, saw the chauffeur throw bin clutch, saw the big car glide swiftly south to wheel for a northward trip along the avenue. llefore the automobile reached a turning point the detective sprnrg Into the cab, whispered an address ad-dress to the driver, and added in a low tone: "Double your fare for speed " Tbe cabman lashed his' horse and, knowing his craft, threaded bla way through the traffic so quickly that in a short time he waa several blocks ahead of the limousine. All tbe way up the avenue the race continued, Hrltz well In the lead. At the Firty-ninth Firty-ninth r-tri-et entrance, the automobile swung Into the park, but the cabman urged bis horse straight up Fifth avenue, ave-nue, and so great waa the gain mada by tbe short cut that a few blocks further fur-ther .north he dropped his fare Id front of a mansion of imposing ugliness, ugli-ness, touched hU hat in acknowledgment acknowledg-ment of a generous fee, and waa bowling bowl-ing eastward, halfway to Madison avenue, ave-nue, when tbe Mlssloner car reappeared reap-peared from the park's Seventy-second street gate. "You at least can atop for a minute of goslp." said Mrs. Mlssloner over her shoulder aa she preceded Sands and Griswold Into her library. "Finance "Fi-nance and club affairs can wait a little lit-tle while, and oh!" I TO HE C'ONTINl'F.n.) The Scientific Butler. Science In Ita more awful forms la not confined to schoolboy howlers. One of the witty Canon Alnger s atorles quoted In Mr. E. V. Lucas' delightful anthology of letters, entitled "The Second Sec-ond Post" provea It At a country house party a maid was dressing a guest's hair. "I hope, Parker." sai l the lady, "yon are comfortable In your place?" "Oh, yes. ma'am." tbe maid replied. lth great warmth. "The society down stairs Is so superior. The butler leads the conversation. "He Is a refined man," she cont'n-ued. cont'n-ued. with rKng nthus.lssm. "Indited, oulfe sHen title. He haa been telling as ill about evolution, and we quite und.r-itand und.r-itand It now. "He says." the maid concluded, earn, estly. "that we are all descm.ltd fro Larwla." Youtli'a Companion cape the greatest detective in New York. Hut Hrltz seemed not to notice It, and the simple directness of hla manner put the girl at ber eaae. "I took the liberty, Mlsa March," he said pleasantly, "because I aaw you across the orchestra, and I need a short courae In social knowledge." His smile robbed tbe reply of flippancy. flip-pancy. "Fancy!" said Dorothy. She waa ao utterly at sea aa -to the detective's purpose ahe could think of nothing else to aay aave: "I fear you have sought a poor teacher." "Well, I don't know now," Hrltz returned, re-turned, looking at her with respectful admiration. "You see, you're a society soci-ety girl, and I know nothing of society, so-ciety, and there's something I want to know something I ought to know." "If there's anything I can tell you, Mr. Hrltz, I'll bo glad to do so." Dorothy Dor-othy volunteered. "Especially if it will help you to find Mra. Mlssloner'a diamonds." rtfam ufttV" "W nr,u" may, howeveriiie from seeking them In the wrong place. You seemed to enjoy the play, Mlns March." This shift of subjects was bo abrupt ab-rupt that if Dorothy'e breath had not already been coming in catches, she might have gasped. It waa evident detectives were more original than society men. She wondered absently If the type waa worth studying. "Why, yes," her hesitating answer came. "I believe It's considered one of the best hits of the season. Very elevating, you know, and well, different" differ-ent" "Modern, Miss March?" "It has two periods. The first deals with the life of today, the second harks back to the early Victorian period pe-riod with, I understand, an abrupt return re-turn to the present." She waa chatting quite easily with the detective now. Had she been reared in Mulberry street instead o! on Murray Hill, she could not have felt more natural. "Now, this aociety subject by the way, Miss March," Hrlti switched again, "Is there as much difference between social life then and now?" "Oh, a great deal, I should aay." Her eyea twlnklr-d. "Of course, I cannot can-not speak with authority from personal per-sonal observation." "I wouldn't ask you to tell me anything any-thing about Ward McAllister from personal per-sonal observation, Mlsa March," said the sleuth. His gallantry on occasion was tbe wonder of the Central office. Dorothy looked alarmed. Could It be great detectlvea wasted time on compliments, too? Hut a side glance at the detective'a serious expression reassured her. It waa manifest even to a debutante he had no idea of making ma-king an impression along that line. She laughed frankly and looked at blm again In tbe friendliest way. "I know you don't want to ask me about anything so recent as the Spanish Span-ish war," she said, "now, do you?" "Candidly, I don't" he rejoined. "To tell you the plain truth, I don't know exactly what I wish to ask you nor how to ask it but I have an idea you can help me. and 4 am sure you will for Mrs. Mlssloner'a aake." "And Mlas Holcomb's?" asked the girl eagerly. "She, too, you know, la a dear friend of mine." "And Miss Holcomb's." answered the headquarter man warmly. "Let me aay, too, my dear young lady, aa on old enough to be your your " "Don't aay my brother, Mr. Hrltz," Interpoeed Dorothy mischievously. "I I well, I don't really aee how I can be a sister to anybody else." She felt Impelled to treat this atrmngety natural man naturally she, who despite de-spite her Inexperience, could freeze presumption with a glance, felt that way. It waa a tiibut to hla adaptability. adapta-bility. ... Hrltz laughed. "Mlsa March." he aald with mor heartiness in hla tone than had colored col-ored It la many a day, "if I wer not ao busy. It would be a delight to b an lder brother to you. Hut 1 guesa you're not Interested la my Impulses, and w were talking of the play." "Oh, yes, 'the play's the thing.'" Dorothy countered with keen relish of the situation. If subtlety waa his Intention, she would show blm what a woman Dorothy waa all of nineteen a woman could do. "I never would have supioed," she added, allowing herself full measure of mischief, "that a famous detective could be a matinee man." Hrltz winced. His ready good nature na-ture parried hr shalta, however, and It was with the same alow smile that ho replied: "Does the author reconcile the manners man-ners of the two periods, or, Is the piece one of those problem plays that leave everything to the audience? You see. Miss March," be went on, "Mulberry street gets to Hroadway occasionally." "I don't know, Mr. Hrltz." She tried to recall tho advance notice of the production. '"This la the first time I've seen it I dare say o playwright play-wright haa bridged the gaksome-.nowA gaksome-.nowA 4m , : ' "It's a wide gap to brldj)V "observed "ob-served the detective thoughtfully. "From reading nineteenth century novels, nov-els, I should say it would be hard for the writer to hold Interest with such a groundwork for his plot Things were ao different 60 years ago." "Exactly what my grandfather says," Dorothy retorted, fun flashing In that mlgnon face. "Hut we'll know soon how the author haa succeeded," she added. "The orchestra is nearlng the end of this aelectlon." "Even thelivamuscments were different," differ-ent," mused Hrltz. "Instead of golf, tennis, autolng, yachting, they had archery, croquet, sketching and square dances I don't suppose anybody in society sketches nowadays, Miss March?" "I'd hardly aay that," she replied. "There are a few talented men " "And many women " "Oh, almost all women are more or lesa artistic," said Dorothy with con-vlcltlon. con-vlcltlon. "Hut one must not be unjust un-just to the men on that account." "Well, Miss March," and hla smile from a younger man would have been called caressing, "we've started with discussion of the piny, and we touched on authorship, the founder of the Four Hundred, the war with Spain and a dozen other subjects. Funny how chatter zigzags, Inn't it? I waa about to say that from all I understand, the society men of today are not as accomplished, ac-complished, even If they are talented, as the beaux of good Queen Victoria's girlhood. Come, no, I'd be willing to bet a box of bonbons you don't know half a dozen men who can draw anything except checks." "Oh, yes, I do!" she cried gayly. Then, meditatively, "Half a dozen, you aay? Do you know, Mr. Hrltz, I think you ln." "You don't know aa many aa six?" Hrltz Inquired, aa If the fate of empires em-pires hung on his winning tbe wager that as yet waa only a hypothesis. "It's humiliating, isn't it?" she said naively. "Hut I don't. There are two or three, though Teddy Lorimer and Mr. Griswold. and that queer little Frenchmen. Anatole Anatole h, you know who ! mean?" "Anatole Daublgny r "Yes he draws the funniest dearest dear-est little dogs." "And his monkeys, Mlsa March. Don't forget bla monkeys." "Aren't they simply simply ravishing?" ravish-ing?" the girl returned. "And have you seen his newest satire on the Newport set a lot of apes and baboons and chimpanzees In evening dress sitting at the table with several men and women? 'A Family Reunion,' be calls it." "Delightful!" ald nrlts with enthusiasm en-thusiasm equaling bers. "I perceive we enjoy a good many things in common. com-mon. Miss March." She amlled. It waa not every matinee mat-inee girl who could Interest a man who solved world famoua mysteries. "Isn't it atrange!" ahe aald. Then the training of yeara recalled her to a sens of what ahe waa doing. "I fear we've been very uqconventlonai. Mr.