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THE lOIA DAILY REGISTER. TftURSDAY EVENING. FEBRUARY 25.1915. THE MASTEt|KEY By John Fleming WiKon •j^ipMM amngMneiM for thii pi^Mr • phot»^fn .v ci>iTetpon«BC to «M ' ftotuUmcnto of "Th^ Muter Key" majr now be le^i at tb* l«a <Hat oiov* r iiig pictia* thMtm. By MrMtMBWrt iqade ^ th tlw uirtvwMl rUm Muiufacturiiit compMV il to not oij >' poMibl* to MMi "thm Maitw Key" in tfib paper. i«| »ho aftar. ! ward to tea aoviag picture* ol ou^ •toty COPYRIGHT. IP14, BY JOHN PLEMIN^t WILSON CHAPTER XVII. The Forged'Deeds. |HEN thelMin imlled into.Los Angeles 'the next inoruing .lobu Dorr's ii.uly sot olT. :iiid .lolin left Until with 'jt'iiu .ivuiie while lie went to engage Hu auiouiobile to take them to Beverly Hills, jit subnrl) rccouflnendwl hy Kver-^ ett asQniet iiiiil rcstonitivo for shattered iierves. A H tboy stood tlibre WilUerson. Mrs. ^ Darnell-and Kstelle also got otT the train. -iS .till (nsi;nised; and. were Imrry- Jng iiwiiy when Wilker.sou olKserved Ruth-rtud called .lean's attention to her. > ( Korean instant ^.slie was nonplused. . Then she said iuja low tone: "So iiiu<'h the hotter. We/<.':ui kee|> an eye oul on th^m"'. "I i^Uist find out where tliey are g:o- Ing tur ^Vilkerson returned. "1 don't like iSe looks of it." He soon came tiai-k with w-ord that they Inid ordered the car to take tliein to HeSerly Hills. After some inquiry Wilkorson found the Jitfdre .ss of a hotel that seemed to • unswei}- tlieir requirements, and they •were ^oon on their way liiither in a taxi. »\Vithiii an hour the deft Kstelle had ipstailed herself and her mistress In a (romfortalile suit. W'ilkerson took a rooBi near l»y. Then came the question (ff their disguises. "TUere is noVneed of wearing them any |onger.'^\\'ilkerson stated. • "If _ nieed |)e we ean put them on again.'" Mrs; Darnell laughed scornfully. ••Yes. "'and all the liotel peojile saw us come in with oivr on. What X\-|U they think if they .see entirely diflfer|ut people occupying ' thesJe roouisT?" Wllkerson had already started to-re move.,his makeni;. .Now lie paused. •But his nature got tlie better <-hange to {utii lifter -the stremiou!) {ays that had pasned since ulie left lie "Master Key' mine- There weie not many at the hotel and the moi t prominent figure among the guests »yas a tall, carefully dross- ed Englishn that the oldl ah. so typicality the tourist cook insisttHl on Ideutify- She l^miled Maliciously. "Forgery!" of hiii. and he laughed at lier fears. So tltey both were, soon their real selves'and sat down to a hearty jjieak- fast ip Mm. Darnell's rooms. Thlf ended. Jean took out the papers and Bjpent uu lionr going over them carefi^ly. Wllkersou smoked nervously, hut did ziot iuternipt her. When she laid the documents down he saw a qne<>r glitter in lier ta wny eyes. '•So;it has come to the old game, eh?' ishe said in a low voice, "i.. thdugbt you had had enough of that" "Eji|>ugb of whatV he demanded quiekfy. ' §he-^8miled maliciously. She formed th^ word slowly and precisely:'"Forge y:"' Hi^dark face grew pailid. and his eyes flashed ominously. "I did It for you lhat time—aud no thanks: But this is ail right. Those deeds are genuine." •'T^j««erely assure the iiroperty to Thomas-Oallou and bis heirs and as- slgnaj Wheii you fouud Tom (Jallbn at lait aud had him ready to do ao^- thiui^you wanted just as the price of your iilence 1 suppose it didn't occur to yoii to have him deed over the •Master Key' mine to you. did it?" "tip wouldn't havedone iU"' he burst out ?|irJously. "He shot m^ once. n&- woul^ have shot me agaiu ito save the minejfor the girl." "Then what good are these jiapei-sV" Grjjdually he i)erceived the drift of her |peec '6. He looked ai her for a moment dumbly,'as if for|instruction. But ihe was ruthless. He mast pro- jKiseflbe (Crime himself. Sba banded him jtlus papers. • He>Ktared n't them and then glanced am)i4s at Jean. She w'as w.nitlng. He <uri4Ml her under his breath. She bad iilwajf8i>eon .waiting—waiting for him to Iweak (lie law. to suffer that she migli^ iiave comforts and jewelsvind kf-epjunimpalred that beauty that had bevn'bis downfall. But tlie spell worked, as it had worlced before, j ••r(l Jiave to go' out and liuy some liiaufe deeds," lie sj^ld (al>orIou.sly. "1 • may;iiave to look up some o'tner points, too, I bout these jiafiers." As?be left the room Jean Darnell look«(d after him. lazy triumiih fu her eycsf "Esteile." she said languidly, "you raaySdress my hair. I ijihali go to a matinee this afternoon. If Mr. WJI- Ken^i comes, tell nim 1 am engaged tlll.tyniglir. • .l.if|; at •i<:verly IJU^is «ii'; a wvltoin* ing him on the register. ••I ain't seen mSmy of the new khids of p(>ople.'^ he. explained. "I've been out in the mine so m.iiiy yearn that tlie styles in rea gents lia.s kind "f escaped me. f admi e to know just what kind of lilnis I'm roosting with." "\A!io is hi.';^,lauglied Itnth, as they gazed out at tfe rising hills. "iU-'s ma!kt»d'down as Sir Donald ravcisham. and/he's from the British isles." 'iVini Kane rejoined. "Ho is here for his liealtli. they say. 1 sup- liose that's Why he has to wear them white ankle warmers on bis legf?." "Tliose are called spats, Tom." said John, smiling. '"J'li.Tt. eyeglass is a monocle." "lilies liM isce through It'/" in<iulrc;d^ ICaiic. Wiili apiiai-cut aivsiety. "I reckoned he was near sighted, for I spoke to liiiu a while ago and he didn't eveu see me." • Oildly cnoiigli. Kutli blushed at this. Sir l ;i >n.ilil j.-id sei'ii licr. and she had lieeii niaiie nyare iif It instantly; not thiu Sir Doi .lid Ihul beeii In Hie slight- j'st olTeiislvi. .He: liad merely silently toslllicil liy respectful glances his ap- [ireciation ol the arrival of a'very pretty woman. John D^^rr sliw tlie blush aud interpreted it rightly. He. loo. had observed the Knglislimiin's sudden interest in Ihe lovely girl. For the tirst time he fell il shafp twinge of jealousy, lie l^ul so long been alone in <1 that he had not ana- vvn feelings toward her. He determiii'd that Sir Donald Kaver- sliam shoulilj not im|io.<e his company un tliem. Tlio very i^e.M morning, wlien Uuth and John came out from the hotel ready foV a I stroll, I'aversliam lay in wait for thol old cook and asked him for a match lor his cigarette. Tom reached into li's waistcoat pocket and pulled out a buniMi of block matches, which he handed out with an air of doing a ser\ice to soiiie one be coul^l not see. Sr Donald looked at the queer matcliK'5, not knowing the peculiarities of the western sulphur article, and In spite of himself Kane had to instruct hisn to pull off one of the matches and, strike it. When Sir Donald choked jiud sputtered over an in- buialion of briuislone Tom looked, profoundly ciincenicd.' "They're Ji leetle strong for some [leople." he remarked jiityijigly. "Strong:" inswered Faversham, wiping his e.ves '"I should jolly well say they were:" ' Tlieir coi} versa tioii h.'id attracted Ruth's attcnlion.i and she and Johu both looked back. Joiin smiled faintly, liut liuth was indignant. "Tom did that on purpose," she said. "I'm ashami'd of him." i how it happened only Sir Donald Ig ^uld have told, but within three min- iueshe was exdianging remarks about the .scciier.i- with them all. r "And Ifutil's rcg;i lyzed his o there's an wfully jolly bit just over the other w i.v," he .said to Ruth. The ice was , broken, and Ruth jnomptly accepted the Imtdied invitation to seejthis specially lovely scene and Sir Donald led the way. talking «ith iier. . .\fter an instant's hesitation John and Kane followed. The acqi aintauce thus made was desthie<]'to iiavea great bearing on the lives of lioth IMith ahd John. It had ripeueii into a genuiiic liking ou Ruth's IMirt before the dance that night was over. The nest morning John, and Tom met Ruth walking with Sir Donald about the hotel grounds, atnl the young man could not help fihowiiig in both voice and manner that he was little pleased that Ituth should have so suddenly taken up with a stranger.' "nemember. she'.s only u girl.'" Tom warned liinl. feeling his mood. '•She's been broiigl'it up In the mountjiins, and she's Jis friiiniMy as a pup. I don't like tile way lU^ man puts jiettlcoats on his feet and I'fu used to being looke<l at with (Wo ejes. but Ruth Is all right, you must remember that young as she is and iiiesiierlenccd. nUe has n good lot of common sense." "I supi)o.<je it's foolish of me." John answered. "But I 'm USIH I to activity, and this dawdling about doesn't suit me aud that makes' nie genei^iUy cross and llurc;l^cllaille. . \f i oiily knew what WilUelvon was dohig: If Everett would only come':" • The wish was fulfilled that afternoon when (!eorj;e Everett turned up and na.s warmly greeted by l>oth Kane and Dorr. After a few words lie asked for Ruth. "You can see that she's all right." Joliii answejred quletf.v, jiointUig to her as she c-aiijie up tlie ste|>s with Sir Doii.ild. Both were iu tennis gafh, and Rutli was tlelightfuliy UusbedJ Sir Donaljl made a few pleasant re- iuarl(s uiid |;heu. (excused blmwel(, Ui» quick" senses toTd bTm tKai iSyefeR bad come I on b'.isiness and that be would be one too many. "I don 't know^ that I have anything hew and startling to tell you." Everett told Ruth in answer to her question. '•I know a dozen places where l c.-tn raise the monejr to fluancieiyour mine, but we miist have the deMs. iiajiers aud surveys first. And they're goue. I understand." "Yes." Dorr replied bitterly. "I suppose Wiikerson has them. 1 ought to have been on his trail long ago." Everett glanced at Ruth and saw tlie discouragemeut on her face. He went quickly on: "However. I 've made temporary arrangements which will relieve you of all trouble for the present. Miss Gallon. I 'll talk over the business details with John and Tom Kane." She brightened and laid one hand aflTectlonately ou John's arm. "I knew everything would come out all right .Vhcu John took hold," she said softly. For two days Hjirry Wiikerson worked steadily and secretly in his room. At last his task was, done. "Xo one can ever prove that old Tom Gallon didn't draw that deed himself." Wiikerson said triumphantly. "And it makes ibe the owner of the 'Master Key' nilue. Jean. And. once in charge. I 'll make iis both worth millions; Then"— She shrank back at the flame in his gaze upon her. "Now, what are you going' to do?" she demanded, attempting to bring the conversahon back Into business channels.- He bit his nails savagely. "Drake Is out.' all right," he told her. •"li'ou see. Kane didn 't turn up to prosecute the case, and they turned him loose. What do you say tojn.v wiring him to go and take charge of the mine while we decide just' what to elo? He can see what's going on and warn us." "Dorr and the rest are still at Beverly Hills'/" she Inquired. "Sure!" he said scornfu^ly. "They're tieing up with some blooded Britisher they think has ini^ney. Tliey figure on getting him to finance them, I recjcou. And I happen to know that Sir D^jnald couldn't fiuiince rfu.vbody. We needn't jijorry about Dorr." Mrs. Darnell remained in thoughtful silence awhile and then agreed to the suggestion. Wiikerson immediately wrote the message: Charles Drake. San t^'rancisco. Cal.: Go to Silent Valley at onco and take charge of •'Master Key" mine until you hear further t'lom me. • Am wiring Tubbs, engineer, to this effect: llAltRY WIlJvfZRSON. When he had sent this and a message to Tubbs he resumed his gloating oonteuiplatiou of his forged deeds. He did not see the look of burning scorn on Jeau's face us she left the room. ••Why must I always have to use fools'/" she murmured bitterly. "A lovely pair—Wiikerson and Drake!" Drake did not liesitate when he re- ceiveii Wilkerson 's telegram. He took tile next train for Silent Valley and on arrival tlieie procured u rig aud drove to the mine. On bis arrival he was dismayed to see that no work was bieng done. The machinery was idle, and the miners were loafing about the streets or gatli- ered in little sullen groups. Thtiy eyed him curiously, but when he asked for Tubbs tlie.v made iiu coini«eiit nor ask ed any questions. Following tJieir directions, lie soon found himself ou the porch of what had been John Dorr's house. He knocked, and there was shuffling of' heavy boots: then the door opened, and an unshaved. biciateil faced man iisked him gruffly whutj he wanted. Dralvo produced Wilkerson's wire, and instantly the engineer showed relief. ••Come in! Come in:" he said. "Come in and have a drink:'• The Interior ofi the cabin showed that Bill Tnbbs h;id apparently been merely camping out iu his new quarters without regard to the decencies.'But Drake was not sqheaniish after his long trip and shared a drink with Ids host. A few w:ords served to put the situation before hiin. _y "There aln^t no money to pay the men; the store's closed; the cook shanty ain't running: Wiikerson is away; Dorr hasn't turned up with the m<|ney he promised, and I 'm just kind of sitting on the lid while yie pot bjolls. I'm mlght.v glad to .see you. Maybe you can do something with these fellows. I've done my i<est Jind 1 oan't do any more." J The words were hardly out oC his mouth before there was the noise of boots on the iM)rcli. and Tnbhp smiled In sickly fashion. i "I guess they s|»otted you right off." he said. ' * "What do they want?" demanded Drake as there came :u pounding ou the door. Two njiucrs entered, and T^hbs introduced them to Drake. ••This i:' the tiew Ito .ss. boys." he sild. "Who sent you here'/" was the first question asked. •Wlikersiui."' responded Drake. "Humph:" •Mm jiLsl here to tak<; charge tempor rarily." Drake went on hastily, uot liliing tlie ugly loiie of the man's voice. The otlier man took this information and after digesting It said, "(joing to start and pay wages'/" "I'm not ac (|iiainted with the situation yet." v .as the evasive leply. •Til go over things w4th'Mr. Tubbs tonight, and then in the luorning I'll see what Is to |ve done." "The Urst thing Is "to give us tnuney and foixl." was the curt answer. The men slami>ed out. leaving! Drake to look at Tubbs iu some dismay. The engineer was so relieved at having .some one else to In-ar (be burden of res |ii )!)ility that he ref^ii.sed to lie w<irried. ( "Have, _a_noMier 'jrink. partner,"! he Bal ^YamJlWlyT "and forget iFtlll tomorrow." I . After D yery poor meal wblcb Tubbs •craped up the two sat down ttiid smoked. Tubbs' tongue gradually loosened under the lufliience of many more drinks, and before 10 o'clock brought iup a waning moon Drake knew a great Ideal that made him uncomfortable. He jresolved to .shift the burden to Wilker- scn's shouldei-s as <iui<'kly as possible. Tbe next morning Hh) not brftig cheer. His head aclipdfrom tlie fumes of Bill Tubbs' whisky.'and the chill of the motintaln air was not dissipated by a cold breakfast. And before tbe sun bad risen above the peak of the mountain the miners had appro.'ichcd him with questions. (TO BE~C6NTINUED) THIS WILL INTEREST STOMACH SUFFERERS. Sajs Indigestion Comes from $m £s' cess of Hydrochloric Arid. —k well -knowa authority states that stomach trouble and indigestioh is nearly always due to acidity—acid stomach— and not, as most folks believe, from a lack of digestive Juices. He states that an cvcess of hydrochloric acid in the stomach retards digestion and starts food fermentation, then our in§als sour like garbage in a can, forming acrid, fluids and gases which inflate the stomach like a toy balloon. We'tl^en get that heavy, lumpy feeling in the chest, we eructate sour food, belch gas, or have heartburn, flatujence, waterbrash, or nausea. He tells us to lay aside, all digestive aids and instead.get from any pharmacy four ounces of Jad Salts and take a tablespoonful in a glass of water before breakfast while It Is effervescing, and furthermore, to. continue this for one week. While relief follows the first dose, it is important to neutralize the acidity, remove the gas-making mass, start tlie liver, stim ul.-.te the kidneys and thus promote a free flow of pure digestive juices. Jad Salts is ine.xpensive and is made from the acid of grapes and lemon juice, combined with litUia aud sodium pho.sphatc. This harmless alts is used by thousands of people for stomach trouble with excellent results. rSE OF SELTRAL FLAG. Englishman is Horritied ut Action of Foreign Ollice. London.—Correspondence of Associated Press.—Following ah editorial on the humiliating aspect of the Lusitania flag. incident from the viewpoint of British national pride, tiio Daily Express, coi\.servative in politics and intensely British in policy, has asked it.s readers, "What is wrong with the fi'nion Jack?" Among the replies', Sir Robert Purvis says: "For ;i British merchantman to hoist neutral colors to avoid capture hy a German armed vessel i.s allowable if he thinks fit to do so. But for tiio British govorninoiit to sol emiily intimate to tlie mercantile marine in a Sunday night—like news of a stricken battle—to strike the Union Jack, seems uncalled for, humiliating and indecent. It is a step-down and also gives occasion to tlie enemy, when we denounce his wars, to charge us ^*:ith the hypocrisy of Mr, Peek- sniff." Anpther Englishman writes: "When I rciul the other day of the German ac cusation against us or authorizing the use of a nutral flag to protect our shipping, I at once called it anolhor German lie. Imagine my horror then, to find such an action has taken place and under the authority of the foreign oflice.'' I> CHARGE AT WICHITA. George D. Thompson Opens Census Office for Uncle Saniiiei. Wichita Eagle: Wichita yesterday gained two Important officers of the United States government service. George D. Thompson, cousin of W. H. Thompson, United States Senator, arrived yesterday to open an office of the census bureau on the second floor of the pbstofllce.building. Mr. Thomp son is £ special agent of" the census department and he will make his head quarters in Wichita. Ben Alford, a lawyer with an office on the third floor of the Schweiter building, was appointed as a special attorney for the department of justice, yesterday, according to a report at the federal building. Attorney Alford will represent the department in white slave cases. Inquiry was tnade of Mr. Alford concerning his appointment buti he would neither deny or affirm the report. The Bayonet in War. » I London.—Correspondence of Associated Press.—The band of jiujitsu In structors and fencing-masters whose offer of services in instructing recruits was refused by the war office arc evening scores by charging that the war office does not realize the im portant part the bayonet is playing in this war on both fronts. They say the heads are unable to overcome the prejudice against the ^ayonet inherit ed from the e'xperiences pf the Soulli African campaign and fail to read the new lesson.s of warfare. The bayonet was first pronounced obselete in the Spanish-American war. In the few close quarter fights in the Philippines the An>ericans used their guns as clubs throwing away their bayonets as a nuisance. This was also the ver diet of the British in the Boer War. In the Russo-Japanese campaign, how ever the bayonet returned to favor, with the - result that the American government reconsidered its intention to abolish the bayonet, and this arm was also retained by tlie British. Now comes the report of the constant use of the bayonet in trench warfare. But the jiujitsuists and fencing masters complain teh drill sergeants are content to teach the old fashioned routine exercises which would avail little against skilled antagonists or even against impromptu tactics vigorously pursiied. So much depends on the point of view that a henroost robbery is a wave of crime in certain sections. GERMAN SUBMARINES WHICH AWAIT MERCHANT SHIPS IN WAR ZONE; The master of every liiorchant ship, man (ioclaration of the war zone was^ af'ir a toriKslo Kti!i)<:lv. Tlic collln'r . of every nation on earth, except those to have gone into effect a German : uciii to thv liotKi/u in lueiity iiifti- allied with Germany in the great war, .':;ubHiiu-iiii' torpedoed, ivitliaut waruiiit; iiii's. In t!;is iiisc,'it was cir.n(.'.cd. Uu; is on tlie watch in tin- war zone aliiml ,tli(V Uritisli collier Uulsvich, oft to tin; suliiuariiie mailc no aUi'iuiit lii Great Britain for .submarines which noi-lhwesl of Cape ila la llcvc The tln' irvw of iln- ill-ralci| vcs.scl an look like thi'so. They .Trc tlio unlrr-ji-rcvv, scein.g the sulmiarincs i)cj'iR<'Oiic |ini-tiini1y to cscapi'. 5 j botes that liavc iilrcaily .sunk .several sticking:.from Ihc water aiul coming'; If Auutiiraii y^i'sscl.s are ;ittailreil- Hritisli. warsliips. Itnwanl tlieiii at a.rniiid rate, juiupeil ! wiihiii iiie war zmie, il will he ^hy TwciUy-lour liuiii'.s licl'dre the tler-jiiuo the,life boats i|uickly aiul slioitly j \ e.ssels ol' this type. 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