This subject tells of the theft of a jewel case from one of the guests of a wealthy New York businessman. A famous detective is called in upon the case, and suspicion points strongly toward the niece of the host, and the strangest part of it all is that the uncle seems particularly anxious to fasten the guilt upon the young lady. Subsequently a maid discovers a secret cabinet in an old clock, and when her mistress inspects it she finds a supposedly lost will which reveals the fact that her father's wealth and property will revert to his brother unless the young lady in question marries the man of her choice in the state of California on or before a certain date. She then realizes why her uncle was so anxious to involve her in this theft, in order to keep her in New York until after the designated time in the will. Realizing his criminal intent, she and her maid leave the house secretly, after revealing her plans to her lover and arranging a meeting to take place in Denver. Then the ...
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