The mystery suggested in a battle of wits between a crook and the police force furnishes an appeal that few of us can resist.
s absurdity of the statement gave it cataclysmic force. Helen embraced Sadie with her eyes and then added her own broadside:
"That really was splendid of him, Auntie El? Now you can tell me all about his letter."
WHITNEY BARNES UNDER FIRE.
Joshua Barnes, sometimes referred to in the daily press as Old Grim Barnes, the mustard millionaire, turned suddenly upon his son and pinioned him:
"Why don't you get married?"
"That's just it, pater--why don't I?" replied the young man, blandly.
"Well, why don't you, then?" stormed Joshua Barnes, banging his fist down upon the mahogany table. "It's time you did."
Another bang lifted the red-headed office boy in the next room clear out of Deep Blood Gulch just as Derringer Dick was rescuing the beautiful damsel f