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THE MAUI NEWS, SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 1910
Keen Observation More Reliable
Than Occult Science.
By HOWARD FIELDINtf.
Copyright, 1910, by American Press Asso
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John E. Salntsbury died at bis home
In Davenport, la., two years ago. His
will gave bis widow a life interest
In tbe estate, wbicli at her death was
to pass entire to their daughter Ethel,
then seventeen years old. Tbe prop
erty consisted of a comfortable bouse,
a business that paid a fair Income and
an Incipient lawsuit against a firm of
brokers Id New York through which
Mr. Salntsbury had secretly gambled
The New York firm was apparently
evading the payment of a considerable
"1 WILI, ASK THEM MYSELF, SAID RED
sum. Mr. Saiutsburv bad been con
sistently uulucky for a long time, but
bad come at hist to that change of for
tune which s not Impossible even In a
game where the odds against tbe
player are so monstrous as they are in
Wall street. Ills sudden winnings,
even on paper, did not equal his pro-
trnptMl InRapn. hut thav ninniintiMl tn
many thousands of dollars, and when
Mr. Salntsbury perceived that be was
likely to be cheated of this money be
suffered a nervous shock which bad
much to do with bis death.
This whole matter was a close se
cret. -Nobody In Davenport knew any
thing about 'it except Mr. Salntsbury
and a lawyer. After Mr. Salntsbury'a
death tbe lawyer went to New York
and attempted to collect the sum that
was due. Failing to get Immediate ac
tion, be left tbe matter In charge of a
New York lawyer and returned to
The New York lawyer played a slow
and quiet game, not daring to proceed
openly in the courts for fear of wreck
ing tbe brokers, in which event their
creditors would have got about a cent
on tbe dollar.. But in the course of time
tbe condition of the brokers' firm Im
proved, and at lust it seemed best that
Mrs. Salntsbury should go to New
York and that proceedings should be
begun in en m est.
Accordingly Mrs. Salntsbury and
Ethel set forth for the metropolis.
None of their friends knew tbe real
cause of their Journey.
Ethel Salntsbury bad now passed ber
nineteenth birthday. She was a girl of
superior mental power, a brilliant and
diligent student, with a somewhat mas
culine aptitude for science and math
ematics. When tbe mother and daughter
reached New York they went at once
to a amuil bote) where apartments bad
been ensured for them. Tbe rooms
were at tbe rear, aud tbe windows
looked out upon the bocks of bouses
in tbe next street.
It was ordained that Ethel Saints-
Dury eoouiu nave leisure to contem
plate tbe view that has been men
tioned, for In alighting from ber car
riage at the door she turned ber ankle
In very painful fashion, so that she
was unable to walk for ten days.
For tbls reason tbe business which
bad brought them to New York was
transacted chiefly in tbe ladies' apart
ment. x Thither came the lawyer who
was in charge of the case, aud thither
came also t young gentleman named
Dudley Wayne, who used to be known
as "Deadly" Wayne when be played
lie is now an assistant district attor
ney of Nev York, and be was called
into tbe discussion because certain
acts of the brokers' firm aforemention
ed seemed to have a criminal aspect.
Doubtless there was as handsome
and as worthy fellows In Davenport,
but Ethel Salntsbury bad beeu blind
to their merits. Dudley Wayne took
ber by surprise. She bad ut supposed
there were any men like hiiu. She
was in love with him before she knew
Wayne meanwhile had progressed
ever further. He knew that be was
crazy. He could see' Miss Salntsbury
sitting in tbe cbulrs in bis office; she
jralted for him at every turn of his
daily path, and alone in his rooms be
talked wtlu her two hours every night
before he went to bed.
On a certain forenoon Mrs. Salnts
bury went shopping, and In one of tbe
stores she met an old acquaintance..
This was a Mrs. Lowell of Davenport,
a widow with abundant means and a
child's vivid Joy in living. She greet
ed Mrs. Salntsbury with enthusiasm.
"I've been in New York a week,"
said she. "1 came up from Talm
Bench to meet my son. He returned
from abroad this morning."
Mrs. Suintslmry knew that young
Mr. Lowell had been In Italy studying
music, for which art he was supposed
to have unusuul gifts.
"I have invited some people for this
evening mostly musical people, of
course," continued Mrs. Lowell. "You
and Ethel must come."
As a result of this chance encounter
Mrs. Salntsbury and her daughter went
out for the first time in the evening
since their arrival in New York.
About 0:30 of the evening Ethel
Salntsbury and Arthur Lowell sat in a
corner of the ornate drawing room.
Lowell, who was a creature of en
thusiasm anil superlatives, was telling
about a wonderful man whom be had
met abroad and had had as a compan
ion of the voyage across. This gentle
man's name was Redmond, and he
possessed miraculous powers of divina
tion. "I hope he'll come." said Lowell for
the tenth time.
"Did he tell your fortune?" asked
Miss Salntsbury, whose disbelief in
psychic marvels was based upon the
firm rock of scientific education.
"Rather!" exclaimed Lowell. "He
read me through and through." And he
proceeded to give details of the usual
sort such things as may be read at a
glance by any shrewd and practical
man. In the midst of this recital Red
"Look at him." whispered Lowell.
"Wouldn't you know that he was a
wonder? See how queerly his black
hair is spotted with gray. Somebody .
on tbe ship said that an angel bad laid
her hand on Redmond's bead and left
the print of her fingers. Doesn't it
"Yes," said Miss Salntsbury. "But it
"Oh. you're a skeptic. ' You don't be
lieve in anything."
"I believe In nothing except the
scientific method, and only very mod
erately in that."
''You'll believe In my friend Red
mond if you ever give hire a chance
to convince you."
In view of this situation nobody will
be surprised to learn that Redmond
got his chance.
It is only Just to say that Redmond
bore no likeness to the conventional
dabbler In wonders. His- manner was
easy and msftiral. recognizably British."
yet softened by contact with conti
nental society. He did not thrust
his special gift upon the attention of
others, but he showed no embarrass
ment about It. When Lowell urged"
an immediate annihilation of Miss
Saintsbury's skepticism Redmond
smiled at his friend's impetuosity and
agreed to do his best.
They were seated In a large bay
window and partly shielded from the
observation of tbe other guests. Red
mond took the girl's right band by the
tips of tbe fingers and looked steadily
into her eyes.
"Perhaps," said he, "as we have only
a few minutes you would like to ask
me some direct test questions."
It was tbe Idea that had been in her
mind, but she perversely denied hav
ing any such desire.
"I will ask them myself," said Red
mond, with a smile. "First, why have
you come to New York? Second, what
bave you dene since you came? Third,
what is it that you think me least
likely to know?"
"My word!" said Lowell under his
breath. " "That last .question is a
poser." 1 -
"With your permission?" said Red
mond, and the girl inclined her head.
"I must be very brief, for I see that
we shall be interrupted almost imme
diately. You bave come to New York
upon a legal matter which in some
of Its aspects touches not only the
civil but tbe criminal statutes. Since
you came here you have been very
quiet, because you sprained your right
ankle on the day of your arrival. The
matter which you think me least likely
to know Shall I proceed?'
"Yes," 8a id sbe, but not without ex
"It is your interest in a tall young
man of tbe blond type." lie glanced
over his shoulder and saw that be bad
but a few moments more in which to
speak. "I foresee much happiness for
you in the direction I bave indicated,"
be continued. "But I feel bound to
warn you that tbe young man stands
in some peril. Let him guard himself
carefully against a man about forty
years old. of medium height and very
heavily built. This man has short,
curly, iron gray balr. He has a scar
passing diagonally . downward across
bis right eyebrow and appearing upon
"Mr. Redmond" it was Mrs. Lowell
who spoke "you will sing for us
"With pleasure," he replied and de
parted with bis hostess.
"What do you think of my friend
Redmond now?" said Lowell. "Isn't be
"I have not made up my mind about
Mr. Redmond." said sbe, "but my po
sition in regard to all fortune telling,
mind reading and kindred marvels is
wholly unchanged. I do not in tbe
I least believe in tbein."
"But did be tell you the truth ?'
' "In confidence, my friend, be did. Is
there a telephone ij "jp suit that I
could use privately imT'
"You mean to warn"
Five minutes Inter she was In com.
municatlon with the bachelor apart
ment bwuse where Dudley Wayne
lived. The young mm hud been out
all tbe evening, but wulle Miss Salnts
bury was leaving a 'message that be
should call ber up he came in. To htm
by telephone sbe told exactly what
had happened. Wayne was amazed.
"I know the fellow that Mr. Red
mond described," said be. "I sent him
to Jail about two years ago."
"Has be got out?"
"I don't know. As I remember. It
would be about this time. And It's
a fact that be tuude some threats, but
don't worry. He can't hurt me."
"Be careful. Oh Dudley, be careful!
Mr. Redmond must bave Information.
This fortune telling is nonsense, of
"Well, I don't know." responded
Dudley. "It's the best of Its kind that
ever 1 heard of. How could be have
known our secret, our blesed secret
that is not twelve hours old? Have
you told your mother?"
"No, not yet. Come to me tomorrow
as early us you cau. and please, please
Wayne went up to his apartment,
having a strong impression of the mi
raculous upon bis mind. He bad spo
ken his first word of love to Ethel
When he opened tbe outer door of
his little suit be noticed that all was
dark. Yet he knew that be had left
a small light in tbe private hall and
another In the sitting room, which was
at the end of the passage. Onder ordi
nary circumstances he would not have
given tbe matter a second thought, but
the words which be had Just beard
were still in his ears, a dear voice bid
ding him preserve himself from peril.
Instead of passing through the hall
to the sitting room he softly entered
the bedroom and crept across it to the
curtained doorway. Silently he drew
aside the curtain and looked In.- A
dim figure was crouching by the hall
door, and something gleamed faintly
in its band.
There was a revolver in a drawer of
the dressing table. Wayne turned to
ward tbe place, and the floor creaked
nnder bis weight Instantly the man
who was lurking In tbe other room
rushed in upon him, but Wayne waa
ready. He evaded the knife thrust
and struck the assailant down with hit,
cane. The man fell forward, then roll
ed heavily upon bis back and lay still.
Wayne sprang to the button that con
trolled the lights, and the electric
lamps Bushed. Wayne looked down
upon a face that be remembered tbe
face of a convict, a man about forty
years old. with curly gray hair and
a scar across bis eye.
Perhaps if tbe affair bad taken a less
serious turn Mr Redmond might bave
veiled bis share of it in tbe mysteries
of occult science, but when summoned
to the district attorney's office to ex
plain -bis advance knowledge of an
intended homicide be told tbe truth
with exemplary frankness.
Shortly after landing from tbe steam
er be had gone to the apartments of
a friend, a young Englishman resident
but a few months In tbls country.
This twin's windows looked directly
across at those of the Saintsbury's, and
be bad uaturally glanced over at tbe
pretty girl with the sprained, ankle.
He had seen a man who looked like a
lawyer in tbe room and tbe signing of
li , A VACS THAT BM BBHKMBKBED.
legal papers; be had observed Wayne'a
visits and had chanced to learn who
he was. . ,
. Redmond ou the afternoon which
he had spent with bis friend had seen
Wayne kneel beside Miss Saintsbury's
chair and kiss ber band, tbe gentle cli
max of their first love episode. Later,
on tbe. street, be had encountered
Wayne and bad observed him with a
natural interest. And, having eyes that
were keener than an eagle's, Redmond
bad remarked the sinister figure of the
convict slouching upon Wayne'a trail.
In European capitals, as an attache of
embassies, he bad seen much of that
sort of thing, aud be knew that It
meant mischief. Therefore be wel
comed tbe opportunity to put tbe
threatened man upon . his . guard
through the agency of the woman who
loved him, and If 1 had not been in
vited to tell Miss Salntsbury'a fortune
L would have disclosed what be knew'
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