R W*& n By EDGAR WALLACE, Aathor of »fh* GM*B Art»«f. " ~ • " la th CHAfffett Of he, mu*d. aloud. "fit* Man from Morteco. the latidlng above. "Thin , , . of Ihihg calculated to scare ue. ^ ^ Slett heard th« "Aunt dertrude." It wan tHe'j Agfeed'on code. outside the house Mid within hail was a polide- hiatt specially -posted. The nian ran ac«?a*,lfl 4 answer to the flash-lamp slg- "JPhoniS the superintendent that the chter requires all alVlslonal/reserves— and * "cordon ! He will understand If you, Say 'Gertrude.' " He came, back td find Dick inspect* Ing the big room which Malpaa used 'as afl office* The curtains had.been removed from the paneled walls— fcom everywhere except the alcove that concealed "the strange bronze god and those that cov'ered the windows. Against the wall facing the Window was A long, oaken sideboard, the only article of furniture In the room except the. two chall-s, the little table at wMoh the guests of Malpas had sat and the writing desk. "Somebody has been here," said Steel. He pointed to a litter of cards on the floor. "I left those stacked on 'the desk. I Was just going to deal a hand when we heard the footsteps on the stars, 1 should think ,they've gone now " - Suddenly Dick gripped hia arm, arid the three men watted, straining their ears. Again It came, those shuffling, slippered feet on the stone stairs, and this time Dick Shannon signaled them to remain motionless. Louder and louder, until the feet halted, as it seemed, in the lobby outside. The door was ajar, but'as they looked it began to open slowly. Shannon's hand dropped to his hip. In another Instant the muzzle of hia revolver covered the doorway; but nothing else happened, and when he sped softly across the room and dashed out Into the lobby it was empty. The, policeman took off his helmet and wiped his warm'forehead. "Flesh and b,lood I can stand," he said huskily. "There isn't a man alive that I won't tackle. But this Is getting me rattled, sir!" "Take this lamp and search the rooms up above," said Dick. The uniformed man took the torch reluctantly. "And don't hesitate to use your stick." The policeman pulled his truncheon from his pocket and looked at It with a certain amount of misgiving. "All right, sir," he said, taking a long 1 breath. "I don't like it, but I'll do it." "An excellent motto for all police services," said Dick cheerfully. "I don't think there's anything upstairs except empty rooms, but give a shout if you see anything and I'll be up In two winks." , He heard the heavy-footed policeman walking up the stairs, and if he had been unaware that the man had no heart In the job his pace' would have told him. Suddenly the footsteps ceased and Dick walked to the foot of the stairs. "Are you all right?" he called. There was no answer, only a queer shuffle of feet and a sound such as a roosting chicken" would mpke—a short, throaty growl And then something round and dark came over the j banisters, fell on the stairs and bound- j ed to Dick's feet. It was the police-. man's helmet. I Followed by Steel ho ran up the stairs, and In the light of his lantern he saw something swaying on the up? per landing—something that swung and struggled andtjkicked impotontly. : It was .the policeman, and he dangled to and' 'iTO from the end of a rope noosed about his neck and fastened to "file *•»§," «»• ....„ .„.,*....„ .—.... The mart was on the point of collapse WheM Steel, springing forward, cut the rope above his head. They got him bacH to Malpas r room and laid him on the floor; while steel forced brandy'between his clenched teeth. It was tett minutes before he had recovered sufficiently to tell what had happened. And of that he knew very little. "I was turning to go up the next flight when a rope dropped over, my head from above. Before I could shout it was'pulled\tlght and 1 could see somebody hauling from the land- Ing. 1 had the presence of mind to throw my helmet over the banisters or I'd have been a dead man. Men I can tackle, Mr. Shannon, but ghosts "What is your weight; my friend?" "A hundred and seventy pounds, sir." . Dick nodded. , "Find me the ghost that can lift a hundred and seventy pounds at the end of a rope and I'll become a spiritualist." he said. "There's the Inspector, Steel; go down and let him In." Steel went to the desk, put his hand on the switch that controlled the,door and withdrew''it with a yell. "What's wrong?" "There's" a short circuit somewhere," said the sergeant. "Lend me your go down; Urfy Ml MfWe 1ft" They Waited, but tftt KnoeRS Were re' peAted, fM rittstt looked at offft another. ^ . ,__ , ""The control doesn't seem, to be working," said t>lck, N B,nd at that mlft. ute the lights went out. ' "Keep to the wall and don't show your light," said ghaftfton in an utt- dertone. > But Steel .had already pressed the button of his electric torch. No sooner did the light flash than a pencil of flame leaped from the other room, something whistled past, his .head and there was a smack as the bullet.struck the wall. Dick fell flat, dragging his subordinates "with him. ' Down below the hammerlng-on the door echoed thunderously through the bare hall. Shannon shuffled forward, his lamp in one hand, his gun in the other, and Steel followed his example. The darkness of the room, was impenetrable. Shannon stopped to' listen. "He's there, in the corner near the BUSINESS WORLD glove, But sir.' Dick saved him the trouble Reaching out he turned over the switch, to find that leather was no window," he whispered. wall," I think he's against the whispered Steel. "My God!" A queer green oblong '61 light had appeared in the'paneled wall behind and level with the sideboard) and In the strange radiance they saw a figure lying. The light grew in intensity, revealing every horrible detail. It was a man in evenng dress, his shirt front black with powder smoke. The face was pallid and waxen; his two hands were clasped on his breast, Motionless, awful Shannon felt "a momentary thrill of fear. "It's a dead man;" croaked Steel. "My God I It's Marshall! Look- look, Shannon—it's the body of Marshall!" , ' (To Be Continued) Resorts—Atlantic City, N. J. Dream of the Rolltop Rolls at nine ... Rollers at eleven ... Rolling Chair at three ... Roll-less sleep at night. Rolls-Royce luxury of Rolling Seas at dawn . .; Roll down the Rolltop for the Rollers! ATLANTIC CITY Selected Group of the Finest and Matt Representative Hotels MOBTON-A ' STRAND-A-E DENNIS-A SEASIDE-A-E TRAYMORE-A-C GLASLYN-CHATHAM-A SHELBURNE-E WILTSHIRE-A-E KNICKERBOCKER-A-E ST. 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In other words, It Is apparent that the large doses of prosperity jalap which have been administered to .(this country by the boosters have jfco fruit In these amazingly high Cote of security Issues. Now cert* Inly It Is wise not to bear down on the tremolo stop at a time when there Is a good deal of discouragement. But there Is a serious side to playing up too loudly the Joyous notes. While they are be'lng sounded thousands of people are lured Into buying securities, and of 'course others are encouraged tig from th* «*ctM« lo *M»ti «*W securities offettaft *m carried »« year. And the losses sttstaltsfd to the market in the last six wWRs tf» dl* rectly traceable to the saftte thlflg. It is interesting to note tHert fit* ures. First of all security Coffering up to May totalled $3,W9,«to,000, But look at the way in which they were divided, between stocks and bonds this year and last. • ; This year bond offerings -were $2,351,000,000. Last yeaV they were $!,623,000,000—a Heavy gain. This year stock offerings were $817,000,000. Last year they were $2,167,000,000—an enormous falling off. But see another figure. Most of this $817,000,000 total of stocks have been offered in April and May—over $250,000,000 in April and $350,000,000 In May. In 'other words the stock salesmen are getting their second .wind again. Nothing'could be^more ill-timed than Ronnd Trip Philadelphia SUNDAY'S June 18, September 21 SPECIAL 1 XBAIN Standard Time Lv. Altoona 11.30 ^. M. Saturday night preceding excursion See Flyerg or Consult Agent* All Steel Equipment Pennsylvania Railroad tw> . 1930. t Inc./ MMftft ft* ***** SEt i,«M torttey £§«!. HAtmiSBtm<3, June 4.— Mott, ttiafl 1,000 wild turkey egrgs have beets *et at th* game commission's farftt in Juniata county, C. A. Miner, 1ft charge Of propagation, said today. -I jMfflfW 1 WRIT! LIW1M MfHJf § f# 0MVNI •••» HWSImiHfc "A GIRL'S MOST ALLURING CHARM?" 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