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OF A ' JfE
SUSPICIOUS CHARACTER. Iff
By Howard Fielding.
"M.v father," said tlw stranger,
unite extensively Interested lu
property In Manchester, KuglntMl."
He addressed Ihls remark to the
clerk of the hotel, who mt ou i liljth
elmlr that belonged In the blllhiril
room, luit wns always la the nlilce
nowadays because, without It the clerk
could not reach the top of the new met at n fair In aid of one of WaldeuV
stove with his feet. churches, held on the previous evctiltu:
The clevk. who had been repanllns In the town hall, came into the hotel of
the hack of the stove with t't-ntly af- and most of them creeled I'cice
foellomite Interest, began to frown up- val cordially, hut four' mysterlo-s' In
ou j, tlueuce at once took hold upon theja,
"OU. he was was 'mM In a a tlicy stnlyw! away. Soon after
, , they would he seen In earnest comer-
somewhat ...iul..-uut toi.o. , , , , , fl ,,,,
'I mention ir,"' trie rinwiger fitisteiietl Jones,
to cild. "because I -want to tell you 'wval ate his dinner nil by hlm-
what he used to say about the matter ' !,t n mk' u 1,1 w,,m'r of
, , . , the dlnliiK room, and an ncutv olwcrver
ef working hours per day. that you and wnM um, m.n (h.lt ,H WM !oUK maw
hU p-titleman were discussing" ,.,, ,,klii Certainly tlx- tnysterl-
Ar.d the youus Jnati glanced smllliiK- olw ehaiise In popular sentiment re
ly toward the ;,'o:it! ennui In question, pirdlnj; him was enough to make any
Ilr. Isaiah Harrows, who sat lu front man o situated pause and consider,
of the stove. Hut the gentleman was Hut KuKllsluneii think slowly, and this
no louder Interested In working hours. particular nrltoti seemed not to have
He was looklnj: Into the tire, the door llIs VroWem vyhen he roe from
of the stove being open, and he had an ,2"r
eye nearly closed ami his bead tilted .v",,,,,, ,ls lnmll, ,Il(l,ry ur le
aside with the air of oue who uiedl- clt,rk ,,ut lK,,..i0,1!l(;i. ,mj B01H.
later, upon the pa;,t. down to the railroad station to meet a
''Is your father living?" ho Inquired train. Perceval presently followed lu
lircpontly. llf footsteps.
Xc," rcpKcd the EtiRllshuian. "He I'nwdujr the poslomco, which Is on the
il'cd last June " main street, about midway between
'Died last June," tlw cterls echoed tllu I'otel and the depot, lVrci'val en
... countered Miss Annie Wheeler, an
.f. . . agreeable young woman, whose no-
V.ltJ Ids foot still ou the tot. of the ,lUalllti!llw ,, lm(, llim)t! nt tlll; flllt,
s-.ove. ho slowly thrust his head out MIss wbeeler was a Hue type of the
over hlj right shoulder until he could l)loll(1 Now i.nK.i K,.. nd there Is
catch the eye of lr. Harrows, who re- ,)u. ,ut,p ., ,n,.0,si0 !.
moved his gaxe from the coals long m!f,llt ,jlvo wnii nHjU )e ,.,,. ylt:,.
vnougii to exchange a glance. Then .,,,11,. Mr. I'erceval If she hadn't
the clerk drew lu his head, somewhat 1)CH;U tutaliy ,H.ipsed a few minutes aft
an a turtle does, and at the same time or sllt, llrst ,mu.,K,, llpoll uu vl,,w ,
Uie doctor resumed his contemplation tiH. fj,,. ,y the dark, bewitching beauty
toi the lire. of i,er particular friend. Miss IHaa
"I biippose he left you considerable ia,.lwSi daughter of the physician ah
propertyV said t.lio doctor. ready mentioned. Hut the truth Ik
"A few thousands only." replied the tll!lt rfur iL.rct.vni K1W noia Harrows
Knglisliman. "I am the second son." j,,. didn't know that there was anybody
"About 12,000, .should you say?" else nt tlio fair. It was natuwil Unit he
queried the clerk. should prefer brunettes, for he was oue
"Why, yes," responded the Briton, of tLose ulKi t,ue ej.,Hl( JelIow haliwl'
with surprise. "That Is nbout the gjixons.
utnount. though 1 dou;t, see how you Wheu he saw Miss Wheeler coming
knew It." toward hlui ou the street, he planned to
"The estate is not fully settled yet, 1 turn about aud walk 11 llttW way with
biippose," said the doctor, "hut you're iler ln order that they might talk uboul
c.-pectiug advices from tho lawyer any j)oril( hut MIss wheeler iwssed hliu
lay." vlth 110 recogultlou except a queer lit-
"Well, upon my word!" cried the ue I10lj tuat cmM imrlly ,.Us
tit ranger. "I've always heard that the bow.
Yankees are grer.t gutters, but this Thl proceeding was mj obviously re
is too much. You must know about iny ntctj t0 tlt fventa of the last fw
atTalrs In sumo way. The world's a hiiufs at the hotel that not even a slow
umall place, l'erhaps you have friends rhhlkiug Kugllshuiau could I mlstak
in Manchester." en iihout It. He lifted tils hat with
The two Yankees shook their heads Krnve CUUrtusy and proeded ou his
tu a slow and melancholy manner. wy to the station, pondering de.'ily.
"Never saw or heard of you, Mr. Ter- 'riie Hosto'n train had ari1vel. and
coval," said the clerk, "before you got the clerk of the Waldeu House had
off tho train last night." gone back to the hotid-ln a bus; MtU'er-
(Jld Jones, proprietor of the Walden Ceval remained only ir moment -at the
liotel, came lu from the street nt this station. "
moment and advanced timidly to the On Main street and ulmost In the ex
htovc. lie was a very thin man, who al- net spot where Miss Wheeler had conn
ways wore a plaster on the small of his so ut.ar "cutting" him Mr. Perceval
back, and lie used frequently to touch Ille't Dora Barrows. When his eye first
his coat over the spot with ,the lighted on her. 1m w,a conscious of a
knuckles of his right hand as If to thrill resembling fear lest she should
raako sure that the plaster was not hvat him ns her friend had done. No
taUIrklug Its work. such catastrophe occurred, however.
"Mr. rereoval has Just told us that bora greeted him with the heartiest
ho Is from Manchester. England." said cordiality consistent with maidenly
Jones wr.9 nbout to receive tne inror- Torgot to let go of her hand.at the mo
mation with the conventional courtesy ment when she seemed to expect him
tof his profession when lie suddenly nl-10 do so. Nevertheless sIhj was not of
'tcred his manner nnd remarked: feuded.
"Sho! ou don't say!"
"Ills father died last June and left
him 12,000." said the doctor, "and
he's come up here to examine the mills
with a view to buying the property.
:.n ;ont.s advaxcSi) Midly to Vtik
.,! ,, , s7 .Ji... ,ii -i iuni
low did you 1:WV lhat" denlilttd-
I'd he I.ng Islimau. ,n, , m from ,ls fe ,uv
' h""ht you,Ba d. so; ansrted he owe for his hoard nt the hotel, lie
Ihe ddlbr. soniewhat confused horiiiwed money bf Mr. Jones and the
", e l. 1 Uldn' t," hI. i ercevnl, but b,erii Snd C,M ,,,, hm, ni,
!t "r? sl m fUI,t w iu o len'd. He go teoplo lb cash .iralf ts
. I oS,r;ll,?-.id.V"?;, ''ttll,V:"fni,al wereri'l g'dttl On. he vM Ihe
"urS-?t7 . 'F..Aii
' Kl ":T , " .7. wul u
WiUHmI Inwa'n m frHlUBw, tnd
would iK'M'i-t him In nil emergency,
Trcfeiitly hu and the doctor hmI the
clerk hail their heads together In wir-
tiest consultation, leaving the IhivlMi
man alone by the stove,
lie remained alone from that tlini.
liiarter past 1.1, until half pud 11!.
which was the dinner hour. In the
meantime several men whom lie twit
modesty. lie was so delighted that lie
"Thnnk heaven. I still hnve a friend
la Wntdenr said he.
"Well, It's a fact that you haven't
knany," she replied, with a directness
of speech nnd an enrnestness of man
ner whlh Indicated that she consld
ttreii the subject too serious for, the
bompllmentnry commonplaces of ordi
nary social Intercourse.
"In the name of all that's odd." he
cried, "will you tell me what's the
matter? Is It New England prejudice
against the mother country?"
It Is oven more absurd than that
said she. "I scarcely know how to tell
you what It Is. You'll be mad clear
He besought her lo bo frank nnd not
to spare his feelings.
"Well, then." said She. "this Is It
Tour years ago lost fai H l'nan came to
this tdvvu, and he said he wns an Ene
llshninn from Mnnchcsler. He was a
second son. nnd his father had lift
died, leaving him only alwut 12.000
out of a grent estate, lie had come
here to examine the mill llroperty with
& view to buying It for nli English syn
"Upon toy word!" cWlalulWi Perce
!.,, foliaW wlniit olA-hH.iv.
tlie continue. "He preendei thttl ills
tnto wtttfl ,mi Vlh he
rag'e tot aWhllel liveryhoxly tlWttght
1 ho wciuld bHHg lVroSlWrly lo th owH
i,ri,, -A i.Wn anxM. i Whll, iit
t hc t m and ..junlly
w:vs In tuoinnlug, nnd no man dntvd to
Imrk his neighbor In the face. You see,
they were all nhnmed of being taken
"Quite so quite so," exclaimed Per-
eeval. "But I really beg your pardon,
you know, for being so stupid eh ch
Just wliero do I figure ln this affair?"
"Why, nt the hotel this morning,"
Bhc replied, "you Just happened to
speak almost the Identical words to the
clerk that this other man used. Ho and
my father Instantly thought of him,
and they remembered that the detect
ives wIk Investigated tho ensa at that
Umo told them that there were two or
more swindlers playing the same trick
In different parts of the country. It
struck. thetii that you wcro oue of the
"Swindlers," said Perceval calmly.
"Well, If I must say It, that you wer
ne of the swindlers who had drifted
around to tills town, not knowing- that
It liad been robbed already."
"And what do you think?" asked the
young man, looking straight Into herj
great dark eyes.
I think that you arc exactly what
you claim to bo," she answered prompt-
BK IlESOUCnT HHl: TO I1B nANK.
It. "aud that my father and all the rest
of theiu are Just.so many big geese."
Thank you u thousand times." he
wild, taking her hand. "1 shall never
fin-get this. And now tell mo. what
lire they golug 10 do about It?"
They've telegraphed to Boston for r.
detective," she wild almost lu a whis
per. Perceval laughed gently. Then sud
denly he spoke of something quite for
eign to the subject of the pretty festi
val the previous evening nud so. con
versing upon ordinary mutters, they
walked a little way together "and part
ed as good friends who expect to meet
again quite soon. f v
It was late Unit afternoon when Dora
returned to her .homo. She had not
taken off her wraps when her father
came running lu. excited and evidently
bursting with news so Important' that
his habitual dignity wns forgotten.
"Whnt Is It. father?" asked the girl.
"Why, 'that scamp has got away!"
exclaimed the doctor. "Somebody must
have warned him. He got aboard the
2 o'clock train for Boston without even
stopping to get his baggage from the
hotel. We've telegraphed ahead to have
"Arrested!" she cried.
"As a suspicious character," he re
plied. "Anil, besides, hc hasn't paid his
bill at the hotel. But the nlystvvy Is
who warned him. He couldn't hnve
suspected anything from the way we
treated him. Wo were very vnrcful
That's absurd, father," she.
"He saw right through yt)u nil ln half
"How do you kUow that?" ho de
"I know because lie told me so," she
replied. "And In return for his coiill
deuce 1 told him Just whnt the matter
'You did? You?" cried the doc-toft
"My goodness, we mustn't let this get
"I'm willing It should," she answer
ed, "for Mr. Perceval Is a iierfcctly
honest nnd honorable mail."
'Ho is. Is he?" said tho doctor. "Then
why did he run nway?" v
'Wb shall know that when he re
turns," said Dora cheerfully ns she ad-
Justed a stray tress with the nld of the
mirror In the old fashioned but tree
that stood lu the hall. j
At this moment there wn'Snr-.hlvloin
ring at the doorbell. Dora answered.
and the hotel clerk rushed Into the hall.
'Bend that! he cried, .thrusting n
Itilcgrum Into' the doctor'sTumd.
"Am retuinliiL' 011 ,"i:li0 train with
Perceval. Signed, Wallace," rend the
"Who Is Wallace?" askisl the girl.
"He's Wtt IWston detective." replied
the doctor and thti clerk lu one breath
At 7:". when ln? 5:20 train from
Boston reuehiMl Whldeii. Dora anil her
father nnd almost the whole of the
lU'wn were at the dVlot. Among the
first to alight were IHirvevnl anil t,h'
detective. The latter had his hand ou
the young Englishman's arm. aud l'A
I d him toward the doctor, whoso conl
tnandluit figure loomed alove W
"Well, tloctor." said fH-tcctlve Wal
lacV. "here's your man. I've IWokisl
hfm 1S. Pd he's all right-strictly hs
represented. If you'd waited awhlU.
he'll nave brought his credentials liai-R
f ronl. Uoston himself. That's what he
went How tt for. But ll doesn't matter
1 hod hi come up heVV III a day or t wo
hnywtty, to see ir Some bf you cop!e
vouhl tome dnVvH and look at a man
who's under arrest at headquarters.
We hihk he's the fellow who wiirldM
VbVi folks four ve:irs nirii liWt full.'
Vvhlio all hls wns behiu' said Peft-
Val. for tht' S'ccnnd tltto? hint day. va$
fell'iged IH thanking Hn'Hy Dora !uv
Wvs for ViVir cqnlldeiice In lilni. liV I'.V
ressei Ultoself uiiich more warmly
hah ol h'e ftre'vloW. t)fbti. m Hl
Tho stetuner Jcnn'io is on the rocks
near i'oint Arena. California.
The steamer Senttle brought tlowu
a million and a half of Klondike trea
sure. The Zelandin, with 20(1 mystie
shriners aboard, readied Hilo on
Thursday, frcm S. F.
The Ameriean sp. Henry Failing,
New York for
out, Sept. 25,
Kahului, lt12 days
put into Falkland
leaking and crews
Islands July 2!);
The U. S. N. Transport Justin,
Scott commander arrived in port
and hauled alongside tho Pacific
Mail wharf this morning after a
trip of fourteen davs from Sun Fran
cisco, bho has a board in. the neigh
borhood of JifillU tons of coal for Manila
but. in place of taking this direct to
its destination, tho Justin will pro
ceed to Guam and will there dUchargo.
her cargo into the Brutus,
Having finished this work, thu
itvul transport will rocecd to
Nagasaki to take on another load
of coal for the vessc's of the United
States licet now in Chinese waters.
The. Justin, although an excellently
built boat) is extri iM ly slow. Tins
fault nay be laid to the fact that
ere wan not mtlicicnt power in
stalled in her wl en she was built
seven yo.trs ao. Sho is very scr.
worthy and it is a pity that sho
cunr.0. travel luster.
Apropos of this, it will bo remem
bered that tho Justin was tho collier
detailed to accompany the Oregon
home on her trip through the Canal.
She was so slow that-the big battle
ship found it necessary to take, her
Tho Justin hod been at Mare I.-,land
tor a long time when it decided to
pat her into service again. The ueccf-
sary repairs wore comp'uted and then
she was laden with Eastern coal that
was sent from South Vallejo to Mare
Island on sc w.-. ..
First Officer Hughes of the Jiistin
was captain of the Czarina just be
fore she was sent out here.
Cook Williams served in the jamc
capacity in tho bark Martha Davis
when she was running to this' port
in command of Captain Fritis. now
assistant harbormaster. Bulletin.
Vessels In Port--KolttiIui
Am, Bk. Carrollton, H. E. Jones,
from Taeoina. Coal
Am. Sch. Ii. R. Hinds, J. S. Hel-
lingsen from S. F. Mdse
Sch H. C. Wright, Xeilson, from
Oct. 17. Sch. H. C. Wright,
Neilson, 21 days from S. F.
Oct. 1!), Sch. H. C. Wright, for
Hana, with1 ptut of original
Oct. 20, Sch, R. R. Hind, for San
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Oct. 21, Bk. Garrotton, for Be
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Sch Dora Bluhin from S. F.
Bk Columbia from Tacoma,
Sch Mary Dodge from Tacoma
Sch S T. AlehuMler from 'Tacoma
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