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Daily Arizona Silver Belt, The (Newspaper) - July 31, 1915, Miami, Arizona PAGE ARIZONA SILVER BELT JULY OPPEMHEIM i9i5 oris r wooo Novelized from tho Plioto Piny or the Produced by Universal iMta Manufacturing Snnforil master crlmliiologlst of the finds Itliu In liilnplnir lo Jns tico iho munljrer of Loril AHliIeishs lie tint just Kun a Struggle n master In R lijilltn hut In Irofessor AsljIcMis tie Ims Been m anthropoid ano a HvJtiK Inhuman half JtsuoyfiJ In lila rooms Imve appenroil from nowhere black one cimtnliiuiK illninina lorn trorn a lovely llinxu by n of tlireat cnlrm wllh itirfnt BlKntd by the Infcnilable 113 UCKS md n nre 1n his anil bis lio prtjfesforH by Hie hanils Is Qirsi traps Inws raps tiliii In the norfi was and loacS him ypt lifter n ihrlUlnj Tliu bla I boNcs Jippiar fiuliion uitli Ir of warn ing ami nl all by Hie nniiless EIGHTH INSTALLMENT CHAPTER THE INHERITED Getting kind of used to these court liouso nrcnt Quest as they stepped from the automobile ami entered tlie liouso in Georgia Could anyone feel much sympa sho with those men as they nil called is more like a groat bruinl animal than a human I think that oven If they liail sentenced Mm fo dealli I should have felt that it was quite the proper tiling to have Too much sentiment about those Quest clipping the end off a like that aro bet tor oft Uio faco of the They did liieir Ijest to send mo Heres a cablegram for Le nora bringing tt over to T wonder If its from Scot land Yard Quest tore It They read It to Lcnora standing on lliitoc to peer over Ills shoulder Stowaway answering in every re spect your description of Craig found on Has been as and will be lakon to Hainblin house for identification by Ixird Ash Ueply whether yon are coining and full details as to for Scotland Yard Quest de So theyve got eh All the that fellows as slippery as an how should you like a trip across the eh I should love Do you mean really Qucsl felloe fooled me pretty lio but Eomchow I feel lluil if 1 get my hands on him this Ihcyll star there till lie stands where lied Cflllagher did 1 dont feel content to let anyone else finish off the Got any relatives over there J have an aunt fn told the deavesc old lady you ever Shed gire anything to liavo make her a Quest moved neross to Ms desk and took up a sailing Ust lie stud led 11 for a few moments and turned back to Send a cable off at once to Scotland ho SayAm Bail ing OD LusJIanla Hold pris Charge very llavo full wrote down the message and vent lo the telephone to somt It As scon as she had finished Quest took up his hat Come he The ma chines Well just go arid look in on the professor and tell him tlie Poor old Im afraid Uell never bo same man They found the professor on his hands and knees upon a dusty Carefully arranged before him the nonca oC a each laid in some appointed What ouont that unhappy Craig tlio professor Isnt the Durham almost duo now Quest took out the cablegram from his pocket nnd passed it The professors fingers trembled a little as he read He passed It how without Immediate You hey have been cleverer over there than we Quest re the professor They at to arrested1 the Even now I can scarcely believe that It Is serwmt Is lying in nn English Do you know tlinl his pcoplo have been servants In the family for Eomo hundreds of years Quest was clearly Id like to hear about that ho ei You know Im rather great on What class did ho come from then his people Just domestic servants al ways Th9 professors face was for a mo meat He moved to his rummaged about for a and ly produced an ancient This really belongs to my Lord he Ho brought It orer wlti him to Bbow me Eorne entries concerning which was It contains a history of the Hainhlln estate since tho days of and hero In tho you Is n list of our bailiffs and domestic There was a Craig who was a tenant of tho first Lord Ashlelgh nnd fought with him In the CromwRllian wars as a trooper and since those so far as I can there has never been n timo when thereImsnt been a Craig in Iho serv ice of our A fine race they seem to have Lnlll when Quest Tho look of trouble had once nwre clouiled tho professors He shrugged his shoulders Intil Craigs he I am nlraid I most admit that wo come n piece of family his tory Silas Craig entered the service ol my fiillier in as umler Here ive come upon the lirst black mark against ho Me lo huvo lived reputably Tor some ami after n quar rel with a neighbor about some trivial he deliberately murdered a crime for which he was tried and ecuteil in John his only entered our service in when I left accompanied me ns my There was a moments Lenora and I are sailing tomor Quest We are taking over the necessary warrants and shall bring Craig back here for Tho professor smoked thoughtfully for some Then he rose de liberately to his Ho had come to a He announced it calm but I shall come with he an I shall be glad o visit bill apart from hat I feel it to he my I owe It o Craig o see lhat ho has a fair and I owe IL to he law to see that lie pays the ho Is guilty ot these Is Jltss Laura accom panying too Quest shoo his Prom what the surgeons tell lio It will be some weeks before she Is able lo At tlie same I must tell you hu I ntu glad of your It Is my the latter I cannot rest In his state of uncer If Craig Is lust to the sooner I faco the tact tlio Al the same time 1 will bo frank with Notwithstanding all the accumu lated pile of evidence I foci in my heart tho urgent necessity of scting him face to of holding him by Ihe shoulders nnd asking him wliclhqr those things are We have faced death Craig and We have done nicro than have court ed There is nothing about liim I can accept from 1 shall go wllh you to CHAPTER The professor rose from his scat In some excitement ns the carriage passed through the great gates of Ilnmblin He acknowledged with a smllo tho respectful curtsy ot the woman who held It You have nosv an my dear he of appre ciating one feature of English lifo not entirely reproducible in your own wonderful I mean he home life and surroundings of our aristoc You soo UICEC oak Irecs ho went with a little wave of his They were planted by my an cestors in the days of Henry I have been a student of life in South America and in the dense for ests of central but for real for splendor of nnd there Is nothing in the world to touch the Ashleigh Theyre some the criminal ogisl You the small which seem Their tops were cut oft by tlio lord of Ash lelgh on the day that Lady Jane Grey was Queen Elizabeth heard of it and threatened to confiscate tho Look at the my Ages have gone to the making of that velvet Wheres tlie house Quest in A mile farther on The woods Part and make a natural avenue past the bend of the river tho pro fessor pointed Full of that How I used to whip hut stream when I was n boy They swept presently round a bend In Iho ftcforc them on tho hillside surrounded by trees nnd with a gnat walled garden was Hainblln Quest gave vent to n cxclDmallon of wonder as ho looked at This Is where youve got us ho Our country pieces are like gewgaw palaces com pared to Makes me kind ul he went on thul I didnt bring Lenora The professor shook his You were reiy he iSj brother and Lady Aelilelgh have recov cred from Iho shock of poor death in n marvelous I be but the slglit of ho girl mlghi have brought It bock to You huve left her I tope Mr Quest She has an aunt In the latter I should have liked to see her safely there my but wo should have been an hour or two later down and 1 tell ho went his voice gather ing a note almost of Im wanting to get my hands on that fel low Craig I wonder where theyre holding Al iho local police I ex tho professor My brother Is a of and would gee lhat proper arrange ments wcro There he is at the Unll The carriage drevy up before the great front a movicnt or wo Lord Ashleigh came forward with out stretched lio genial smile of Iho welcoming hosl upon his In his there was a dis tinct note of my dear ho ex I am delighted Welcome back to your home I am very happy to see you You have henrd fbe of course Wo have heard nothing he pro fessor You didnt BO to Scotland Yard Lord Ashlclch Wo havent been to Tendon nt Quest We got on he lioaf train at and your brother managed to induce one of liio directors whom ho saw on the plalform to stop the Irain for us at Hainblin We only left the boat Iwo hours Theres nothing wrong with is there Lord Ashleigh motioned Ihem lo fol low Please come this lie He led them across the dimly lit nnd with its stainedglass was almost like the nave of a the library He closed Ihe door and turned I have bad news for you he Craig Itns Neither tlie professor nor Quest be trayed any unusual So far as Hie laltcr was his first at Lord Aslilelglis face had warned him of Dear me the professor mur sinking inlo an easy This is most unexpected Well gel him Quest de clared Can yon let us have Tlie horse the wheel caught a great stoof by tae side oJ the and all four men were thrown man to Craig was handcuffed was but Craig himsejf appears to have He stumbled took the key of the handcuffs from Ibe pocket of Ihe offl undid them and slipped off into tho undergrowth before either the groom or tho other Scotland Yard man had recovered their To cut a long story this was last Thurs and up till now not a single trace of the fellow has been Quest rose abruptly to his Id like to take this matler up right on the spot where Craig disap he Couldnt we do that Hy all Lord Ashlelgh touching a Wo have several hours before wo change for I will have a car round and take you to tho Tho professor acquiesced aad very toon they stepped out of automobile on to the side of a narrow looking very much as It had been Farther beyond n stretch o open they could ECO the smoke from the gypsy en On their lefthand aide was a strelch of absolutely wild coun bounded In ho far distance by the gray stone wall of tlie Lord Ashlelgh led lie way through tho talking ns ho Crnig came along through he Tho groom nnd the Sroftanr Yard man irlio had been sitting by his followed They searched for nn but found no trace of him at Then they re turned lo the house to make a re port and get I will now show you how Craig first eluded He led he way along a tangled doubled plunged into a little spinney and came suddenly to a small This Is an ancient gamekeepers explained built a long time ago and almost forgotten What Craig without was lo hide in The Scotland Yard man who took the affair In hand found distinct traces here of recent occupa That is how he made his flrsl Quest Sure he what about your more extended search I am coming to Lord Ash lolsh As Edgar will re I have always kept a few bloodhounds in my and Craig Disappeared About tho particulars of his Lord Ashlelgh The sooner we get the king of things the You of he Craig was arrested nt Liverpool in conseojuence of conimunicnllons from Ihe New York 1 under stand that It was with great difficulty he wan and it is julto clear tlmt someone on Ihe ship had been heavily lie was ar brought lo nnd then down here for purposes of identifica 1 would have gone to London In offered to do but on the other ns there are many others on tho cstale to whom ho was well 1 thought that It would bo better to have more evi dence than mine they left London one and I sent a dogcart to tho station to meet They arrived safely nnd started for Craighandcuffed to one of the Scotland Yard men on the buck and the olher in front with tho About half a mllo from the south entrance to the park the road runs across a rather dcsolata strip of country with a lot of low undergrowth on one We have had a little trouble wllh poachers as there la ti sort of gypsy on some com mon land a way My head to whom tho very Idea of a poacher Is was patrolling this ground himself that afternoon aad caught sight of one of these gypsy fellows setting a He chased and I am to frighten him than anything when he taw that the fellow was getting he fired his just an the dogcart piss as soon ns we could get together one or tivo of the keepers nnd a few of the local we started off again from The dogs brought us without a check to this nnd started off again this They walked another half mllo across a reedy Every now and then they had to jump across a small nnd once they had lo make detour to avoid an They came at last to the I can show you exactly how fellow put us off the scent their guide He seems to have picked up in Ihosc Soulh American trips of for a cleverer thing I never You see all these bulrushes every ol them all along the river We call them Quest mut Well When Craig arrived Lord Ashlefgh he must have heard the baying of the dogs In the distance and he knew that the game was up nnless ho could put them off tho He cut a quantity of these bulrushes from a placo a little farther behind those fhen stepped bold ly Into the middle of the wad ed down te lha spot as you the trees hang stood slock ctill and lemed them all around It was dusk when Ihe chase reached the river and I have no doubt the bulrishes presented quite a natur al At any rate although the dogs came without a check to the edge of the where ho stepped they never picked the jcent up again either on this side or We tried them for four or five hours before we took them The next while the place was being thoroughly we came upon the spot where these bulrushes had been cut and we found them caught in the low boughs of a drlftinfc down the Quest had lit a fresh cigar and was smoking What astonishes me more then he as he stood looking over the desolate expanse of Is that when one comes face to face with the fellow he pre sents all tho appearance of a nerve less and brokendown Then all of a sudden there spring up these evidences of the most the most diabolical Whos Lord Ashlelgh Tho latter turned his An elderly in a brown velveteen with gaiters and thick raised his hut This Is my head Middle his master Ho was with us on tho The professor shook hands heartily with tho Not a day Mtddletonl he So yoti are the man who han given us all this eh This gentleman nnd T have come over from New York on purpose to lay hands on 1 am very the man re I wouldnt have fired my gun if I had known what the conse quences were going to hut them poaching devils that come round hero rabbiting fairly send me and thats a Tt aint lhat one grudges them a few hut my anio pheasants nil run out here from the home and Ive seen feathers at tho side of ho road there that no fox nor stoat had nothing to do All the Im very he to have been the cause of any It is rather worse than Inconven the professor Tlie man who has escaped is ono of the worst criminals of these ffe wont get he game keener with a little Its a wild bit of and I admit that men might search It for weeks without finding but those gentlemen from Scotland if youll excuse my makingthe and hoping that this gentle he looking at is in no way connected with they dont know and thats a This gentleman Is from the United Lord Ashleigh reminded him so your criticism doesnt affect By the I heard this morning that youd been airing your opinion down In the You seem to rather fancy yourself as a thief I wouldnt go so far ns my the man but I hope I may say tlmt Ive as much common sense as moet peo You he went turn ing to Ihe spots where he could emerge from the tract of coun nre pretty well and hell be in a fine when he does put In an to show himself upon a public Yet by this timo I should say he must be figh Sooner or later hell have to come out for Ive a little scheme of my dont mind the man with a tivtiikle In his keen brown Im not giving It If I catch him for dials all thats I and we shant be any the nearer to It for let ting anyone Into my llttlo His master You shall have your rise out of the if you he ob It seems to believe that the fellows still in hid ing round They made their single to the road nnd up to the Lord Ashlelgh did his best to dispel a queer little sensation of uneasiness which seemed to have arisen In tlie minds of all of lie must put aside our disappointment for the and remember lhat after all the chances nre hat Craig will never mpko his escape Let us forget him for a little he a few minutes as they reached tho Jfaroton here will show you your room nnd look utter Please let me know if you will take an 1 can recommend my We dine at eight Ed you know your The blue of I am comingup wllh you Her ladyship bacl Morelon Not my Lady her husband ex has gone to the other side of the connty to open a She is looking forward to tho pleasure of wel coming you at dinner out of compliment to their transatlantic In the great banqueting was to espe a most impressive They sat at a small round table lit by shaded In the center of nn apartment which was largo In which seemed vast by reason of tho shadows which hovered around the unfit From the walls frowned down a long succession of family por In the queer Tudor costumo of Henry VII Ashlelgha In chain sword in a charger regardless of In the near distance Ashlelgbs befrllled and hewlgged Ashleighs in the court dress of the statesmen and A collection of armor which would have gladdened the eye of many an wai ranged along the blackpaneled Eventhing was in i grave precision of the solei huller and the powdered oc two perhaps fcr first time in his felt hopelessly out of touch with and a struggling Afire he entertained the party with many He all the time against lhat queer sense of anachronism which now and then became almost The professors pleasure at finding himself once moro amongst these fa miliar surroundings was obvious and The conversation between him and his brother never There were tenants and neighbors to be asked matters concerning the eslate on which he demanded Infor Even tho very servants names he It was a queer turn of ho as he held out before him a wonderfully chased glass filled wllh amber which sent you into tho world a few seconds before me and made you lord of Ashlelgh and me a struggling Eclentlfle The world has benefited by Lord Ashleigh wllh moro than fraternal We hear Showing the Through Kam blin great things of you over We hear that you have been on the point of proving most unpleasant things with regard to our Oh there IB no doubt about tha professor Where we came from and where we nre going to are questions which no longer afford room for the slightest doubt to the really scientific What some times does elude us is the nature of our tendencies while we are here on There was a brief The port had beeu placed upon tho table atid cof fee The according to the custom of the had de The great apartment was Even Quest was Impressed by some peculiar significance In the longdrawnout He looked around him The growing re gard of that long line of painted war riors seemed somehow to be full of There was something In the Bight of those empty suits of I may be Lord Ash leigh hut there are espe elallyjust when T seem to find a new and hateful quality 1n What la I wonder I ask but I think I It is the conviction that there Is some alien some Mng lurking close at He suddenly rose to his pushed his chair back and walked to the win which opened level with the He threw II pp and Tho others came over nnd joined There was nothing to he heard but tho distant hooting of an nnd farther away the barking of some farmhouse Lord Ashleigh stood there with straining gazing out across the There was something he muttered something which has Whats that your eyes are younger than Can you see any thing underneath that tree Quest peered out Into the gray I fancied I Eaw something moving In the shadow of that he He crossed the swung down on to the across the over i a wire fence nnd into tho pnrk All tho time he kept his eyes fixed on a certain When at last he reached tho tree there was nothing He looked nil around He stood nnd listened for several mo A more utterly peaceful night or moro utter pence It would be hard to Slowly he made his way back lo Iho I imagine we are all a lltlle nervy ho Theres noth ing doing out They strolled nhout for a hour or looking into different showing their guest the finest even taking him down Into the wonder ful They parted but Quest for a few moments before gazing about him with an air almost of His grent as large as an Italian was lit by a dozen wai candles In silver candle His fourpoeter was supported by pillars of black carved into itrange and surmounted by the Ashlelgh coronet nnd threw his windows open wide ud stood for a moment looking out the more clearly visible now if the light ot the slowly rising There was scarcely a breeze scarcely a Bound even from the animal u re luctantly he his for retiring for the wai coniciow of that quer lensallon of uulmatined and Impalpable TO BE
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