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EVr.NINQ DULLETIN, HONOLULU, T. H., SATURDAY, 9CPT. 2, 1911.
II Br ANNA KATHARINE GREEN
Copyright, 1914 by Anna Katharine
a bcjiap or PArcn.
IIOItTIA' nftcr till n fresh re-
lny of police arrived, nnd I
could bear tho whoto taouao Ile
itis rnnincked. I bnd found
ny ohoea nnd was sitting In my own
private room before n fire which had
been lighted for mo on the hearth, t
yvraa lu a state of stupor now.
- The storrri. which had been exceed-
'Isgly flcrco while. It lasted, bad quiet
ed down to a steady fall ot suow.
Had Its mission been to serve as a
1 blanket to this crime by wiping out
from the old snow all telltale foot-
atepa and such other record as slm
tpllfy en Bet of this kind for tho dctec
' tlves It could not have happened morn
apropos to tho event. While this Illicit
sne wltb relief In ouo way. It lulilwl
to my enro In another, for the storm
.Which could accomplish so much In mo
short a time was n bitter ono fur a
-young girl to meet, and Cnrmet mint
'bavo met It at Its worst In her lone
oinu struggle homeward. ,
ir The door-bihlnd mo opened, nnd I
turned to face Dr. Perry, once n prnc
'tklug phyHlcIan nnd my father's intl
c Inn. to' friend, now n county olllclal of
iBoordlunry Intelllgenco nnd, what wa
better, of no ordinary feeling.
t, tills nttnebment to my father had
not descended to me, nnd for tho mo
ment he treated me Hie n stranger.
"I mil the coroner of till district,"
aid be. "I bare left my bed to Inve
few words with you and learn If
your detention here Is warranted
They hnve told mo whnt you had to
ay In explanation of your presence
'hero where a crlmo of some nature
bas taken place. But I should like to
hear the story from your own lips.
You have been Intending to marry
'".Yes." I looked the man directly In
the eye. "Our wedding day wns set."
"Did you lovo her? Pardon me. If
I nm to be of any benefit to you nt
this cr1li I must strike nt tho root of
'things. If you do not wish to nnswer
ay bo. Mr. rtnnelagh."
"I do wish." This was a He, but
irhat was I 'to dp. knowing how dan
gerous It would'be for Cariuel to linvo
It publlely known where my affections
were really centered? "I nm In no
position to conceal anything from you.
I'tlldMnve Miss Cumberland. Wobnve
been engaged forji,yenr."
"J see. nnd sbo returned your lave?"
- "Sincerely." Was tho room light
enough to reveal my guilty flush? She
.had loved mo only too well, too Jeal
ously, too absorbingly for her hapul-
ncus or ml no.
t "And tho ilstcr?"
It was gently but gravely put. nnd
Instantly 1 knew that our set-iet una
out. lumpier safe we bail considered
It Tlili man was cognlmut of it, nnd
.If be. why not others? Why not the
whole tunn? I made my reply In these
"Iler sister Is her sister I hardly
tbtuk that cither or us would be apt
to forget that. Ilnve jou tieard other
utile was prepared for equivocation,
possibly for denlnt, but not for attack.
BhV'nuuincrichitngcil and showed dls
trust, nnd I saw that I h.id lost rather
than made by tbls venturous move.
"Is this your writing?" ho suddenly
asked, showing mo n morsel ot paper
which he bad drawn from his vest
X looked and felt that I now under
stood what tho pines bail been trying
to tell me for the Inst few hours. That
compromising scrap of wrlllng had not
been destroyed. It existed for her and
my undoing, lint Cnrmel was no fool
veu It she bad wild nnd demoniacal
momenta. This could not bo my uotu
to her that fatal note which would
make all denial of our mutual pas&lon
Jjb lt your writing?" my watchful
I looked again. The scrap was small
r .than , my note bad been when It
left my bauds. If It were tho snino
then some of tho wordu weru gone.
Were they tho Out ones or the Inst?
It would make a dllTerencoilmthe rend
lag or, rather. In the conclusions to
be drawn from" wbatireinalned. If only
tho mist would clear if rom ibcforo my
yes or bo would -hold the slip of paer
nearer. Thu room was icry dark. The
sis lt,your.wrltlng?" Coroner il'erry
iked for the third time.
Thore.witn no.deuylng It. My writ
log was peculiar and qulto unmistak
able. I should gain nothing by saying
6 "It looks llko It." 1 admitted reluc
tantly, '.'hut .1 cannot .be .sure In .this
light. May I.nsktfvbat.lhlsiblt ofipa
per Is and where you found It?"
i"Itx contents Itthluk vjoti.kiiaw. A
tor, the last question. I thlnkaou can
answer .that. also ilf joh jvvlll." Buy.
lhgAvhlrii be. quietly. replaced tbo scrap
f pa pep In bis pocketlwok.
5I followed the artlwitnlth my eyes.
I caught a fresh glimpse of n darkened
Cdgo und realized tbe.uiusu ofbtbe (slut
odor which 1 bad hitherto experienced
Without being conscious of IL Tho
crap had been plucked out of the
chimney. Bheihaditrlcd to bura.lt 1
sttmembered tho lira and tho smolder
Jsuj..J)ltsof paper. wblcbcrumbled nt
my touch. Aliil this otio-MliH, (lie most
Important, the only Iniportnnt urn- nt
them all h'td flown, halt scorched, up
the chimney and clung there within
The whole Incident was plain to me,
nnd I ioiiIiI een tlx upon the moment
when lies ford or Clarke discovered
Ibis invaluable bit of eildcme. It was
Jtit before I burst in UKn them 'from
the ballroom, und It was the undoubt
ed occasion ot the remark 1 tbemoier
heard. "This settles It Ho cannot escape
Ilurlng the momentary sllcnco which
now cusuul I tried to remember tho
exuet words which had composed this
Tonlght-IOi trnln-we will be
uinrrled ut l Come. come, my dar
ling, my life. She v. Ill forgive when
all is done. Hesitation will only undo
us. Tonight at 10 .",0. .Do not fall me
I shall tieicr marry any ono but you."
Was thnt nil? 1 had an tmllstlnct
remembrance of hnvlng added some
wild nnd Incoherent words ot passion
ate affection n dlxcd to her name. Her
name! lint It nmy be that In tho hur
ry andHurry of tho moment these
terms of endearment simply passed
through nly mind nnd found no ex
pression on paper. 1 could not be suro
any mora tnuu I could he positive
from tho hnlf glimpse 1 got ot these
lines which portion had been burned
off tho top, in which tho word "train"
occurred, or tho Unal words, emphasiz
ing a Umo of meeting and my determi
nation to marry no ouo but tbo per
son addressed. Tho first gone, tbo lat
ter might lake on ouy sinister mean
ing. Tho latter gone, the tlrst might
prove n safeguard, corroborating my
statement that an orrnud had taken
me Into towu.
It nould bo hard to And nn nllbl for
Cnrmel if suspicion once turned her
way. She had uot met mo nt the
train. The unknown but doubtle-xi
easily to be found man who had hand
ed mo her note could swear to that
Then tho note Itself! I had destroyed
It, It Is true, but Ittt phruses were pre
eut to my mind. They were these In
nocent, If she were Innocent hut how
suggestlio In the light ot her probable
"1 ennnot Walt till tomorrow. Then
you will seo tbo depth of my love for
you what I owe you, what I owe
1 was conscious that not n look or
movement ot mine bad escaped the
considerate but watchful eyu ot the
man beloro me.
"You do not relish my questions,"
ho dryly observed. "Perhaps you
would rather tell your story without
Interruption. It so I beg you to bo
as explicit as possible. Tbo circum
stances nro serious enough for per
fect candor on your part"
1 took a (ju'lcl; resolve. I would np
pear to throw discretion to tho winds,
to coullde to him what men usually
bold sacred, to risk my reputation us
a gentleman, rather than Incur a sus
picion which might involve others
mora tbnn It did myself.
"I will glio jou an account of my
self," said. 1. "1 did love Adoluldo once,
or thought so, but my feelings chang
ed. A great temptation caruo Into my
life. Cnrmel returned from school and
jou know her beauty, her fascina
tion. A week In her presence and mar
riage with Adelaide became Impossible.
Hut how evndu it? I knew cftily the
coward's nay to lure this Inexperi
enced young girl, fresh from school.
Into n runaway match. This evening
1 had set as the limit of my endurance
of the Intolerable situation. During a
minute ot solitude preceding the din
ner at Miss Cumberland's house on thu
hill I wrolo a few Hues to her sister,
urgtng'her to trust me witlubcr futo
nnd meet me.ntitbe statloniln timeifor
the WOO train. I mwmtito carry her
nt oDce to V.. wbcre'lthndin friend In
the ministry who would atooucu-uulte
us in marriage. 1 wns very peremp
tory, for my nerves were giving way
under tho secret strain to which they1
had been subjected for so long, nnd sbc
herself wns looking worn with her owu
fcllent and uncommunlcatcd coulllct
"Toivrlte this note was easy, but to
deliver It Involved dllllcultlcs. Miss
Cumberland'- u.ies'seeiued to bo moro
upon me than usual. -Mine were oblig
ed toirespoud. nud Cariuel, seeing this,
kept hers on her plate or on 'the ono
other iKTwni wealed (nt thu table, her
brother Arthur. Hut the opportunity
came as wu all rose und passed togeth
er Into thu drawing room. Carmel fell
Into placo at my side, and 1 slipped the
note Into ber baud, Sue bud not ex
pected It, nnd 1 fear that the action
wns observed, for when I took my
Icavo of Miss Cumberland shortly aft
er 1 was struck briber oxpresslon. 1
had never seen such a. look ou her faco
before, nor can 1 Cornell e of ono pre
senting u more extraordinary contrast
to the few und commonplace words
with which she undo me good i evening.
"1 neither knew Adelaide nor did J
know Mhu girl whoso love 1 had so
overestimated. She failed me. Dr.,
Perry. .I.was met at'thustntlon not
by.bersef,;hut by n letter-u-feiv hur
ried lilies given mo by an unknown
uian-rlu which ebu, stated thut.l bad
asked too much of her that she could
.not ,so ..wrong iher -(later who bad
brought 'her up -und dono ovcry thing
fur Iter slnco ber mother died. I have
not that 'letter mow. or J would show
It to you. tin my raging disappoint
iiueut I tore It up on the. place whoruil
received tt nnd tiirew the pieces nvny.
1 had ttnkcid my whole futuio on ono
desperate throw, und 1 had lost If il
had had u pistol" 1 stopped, warned
by an easy movement ou the part of
tbo man 1 addressed that I bad better
not dllato too much upon my feelings.
I pulled myself together and proceed
ed to llnUh my story with greater directness.
"1 did uot leaie the station till the
tO-W train bad gnno. It was front
sheer preoccupation of mind that I
druro lids way Instead of straight out
by Marshall avenue. As 1 readied the
hend lu the road where you get your
tlrst sight of tbo buildings 1 saw a
thin streak ot smolio rising from ono
of Its chimneys, nnd, nnxlous as to Its
meaning. I drove In"
"Walt, Mr. Itanelagb, 1 nui sorry to
Interrupt you. butiby which gnto did
"Dy tho lower ono.'
"Wns It snowing at this timer
"Not yet It was Just beforo tho
clouds rushed upon tbo moon. 1 could
sco ovcrythtng qulto plainly."
My companion nodded, nnd I went
breathlessly on. Any question ot his
staggered mo. I wns Ignoraut of tho
facts nt bis command. I wns not able
to conjecture by what chance or nt
whose suggestion the police had raid
cd tbo placo and discovered tbo trag
edy which had given point to thnt
rnld. I continued, but I omitted all
mention of the most serious part of
my ndronturc said nothing ot my vi
sion of Carmel or tho terrible conclu
sions which her presenco there hnd
"There Is no moro to say," I conclud
ed. "I know nothing. It Is nil a
phantnsmagorla to nu with no more
meaning than n nlghtmnro. Shu Is
dead 1 know thnt-hilt liojoml tint
alt Is doubt confusion. 1 can neither
undcrstnud nor cxplnin."
COMSIKNTS A.NU IIKI LECTIOKS.
'OU sny jou were not hllud to
xurrouudlng objects, eieu Ir
they couvejed but little
meaning to jou." said Coro
ner Perry. "Yon must hnvu seen,
then, that tho room where Miss Cum
berland lay contained two siunll cor
dial glasses, both still moist with some
"I noticed that, yes."
"Some ono must have drunk with
"I ennnot contradict you."
"Was Miss Cumberland 'fond of that
sort of thing?"
"She detested liquor of all kinds.
Sho never drank. I neicr saw a iwo
mnn bo averse to wine." h-spoke lie
fore I thought I might better have
been less emphatic, but the mystery
of thoso glasses bad affected mo from
"There was i. third glass. We found
It In the adjoining closet. It lind'not
been used. That third class has n
'NU Or ODR MEN SAW TOIT WITH TO01I
vituiuia oN.urii iimoAT."
meaning If only wo could Dud It out.
And a small Unsk of cuidlnl. The lat
ter seems pure cnuugli."
"I cannot uudci stand It." The
phrase hail bivouie Hlorootjped. No'
other suggested itself In mo.
"The problem would ho hlmplei
enough If It weru not, for thoso marks
on her neck. You saw tin wo, too. I
"Yes. Who mndo them? Whn wns
the man? Do jou know. Dr. IVrry?"
"There were three glasses lu those
rooms. Only two were drunk from,"
ho nnswered steadily. "Tomorrow I
may lw In u position to answer your
question. I nm not tonight."
Why did 1 take heart Not n change,
not tbo flicker of one. had passed over
his countennuco ut my utterance of
tho word "man." lilther his niliclnl
habit hnd stood him In wonderful
stend or thu police hnd failed so far
to seo nny connection between this
murder nnd the young glr whose foot
prints for all 1 knew still lingered on
tliu stairs. Would tbo moriow reveal
thu fact that Adelaide's young sister
bud been with ber In the hour of
death .or would the fntcs propitiously
aid her In preserving this secret?
Thus tho hours between '& nnd 7
passed, when I fell Into a fitful Bleep,
from which I was rudely uwakened by
a loud rattlo at ray door, followed by
the entrant o ot the olllccr who had
walked up and down tho corridor all
Tho wagon Is here," said he.
"Breakfast will be glieu you at the
To which Ilexford, looking over his
shoulder, added. "I'm sorry to say that
wo luivo heie the warrant for your
arrest Can 1 do anything for jou?"
"Warrantl" 1 buist out "Whut do
you waut of a warrant? It Is as a
witness you seek to detain me, I pro
suinu?" "No," wns his brusquo reply. "The
charge upon which you nre arrested Is
ono'ot! uiurdcrrYou wfil novo to ap
pear before n magistrate."
"llut 1 -am Innocent, absolutely In
nocent," 1 protested, the perspiration
starting from every pore as the full
meaning of tbo charge burst upon me.
Whut I have told you wns correct !
myself found her dejd"
Ilexford gnvoitne a look.
"Don't talk." bo kindly suggested.
"Leave Hint to the lawyers." Then,
an the other nun turned nsldo for n
moment he whispered In, my ear: "It's
no go. One of our men saw you with
your fingers kon her throat He had
clambered Into n pine tree, and the
shade of, the window was up. You had
better come quietly. Not n soul be
lleies you Innocent."
Tbls, then, wns what hnd doomed
me from the start this nnd thnt part
ly burned letter, I understood now
why the kind hearted coroner, who
loved my father, had urged me to tell
my tale, hoplug that I would explain
this ut t nnd give hltn some opportunity
to Indulge In u doubt. And I hnd fail
ed to respond to the hint lie had given
me I had been seen lingering my
dend hetrothfd'K lhr(iat,,nnd nothing 1
could now say or do would ever con
vlnte people thnt she wns dead before
my hands lunched her. strangled by
another's .clutch Ono poison ouly In
the whole world would know nnd feel
how false this accusation wus. And
jesierdny that one's trust In my guilt
lessness would hale thrown n ray of
light uH)ii the deepest Infamy which
could befall me. llut todaj there had
settled over that once innocent spirit
a cloud of too Impenetrable n nature
tor any light to struggle to and fro bo
.1 could not contemplate that cloud.
1 could uot. dwell upon her misery. or
upon the revulsion of feeling which
follows such Impetuous nets. And It
hnd lieen nn Impetuous act tho result
of one of her rages. I had been told
of these rnges. I hnd own seen her In
one. Whemthey passed jdio was her
loiabletHcir once more. nnd ery cnl
tent and lery downcast If nil I fear
ed wero true sho was suffering acute
Turning to the olllccr next to me. I
put the qucstjon which hnd been burn
ing lu my mind for hours:
"Tell me how you enme to know
thero wns trouble here. Whnt brought
you to this house? There can lie uoth'
Ing wronglln telling me that"
"Well. If you don't know" ho began.
"lido not'M broke In.
"1 guess you'd better wait till the
chief bus bnd n woul with you.
Where wns Cnrmel. and how wns she
enduring tbeso.nwful hours? Had r'e
pemnnco come and with It n desire to
own her guilt? Did tho trunk of mo
nnd tho effect this unlooked for death
would have upon my feelings? That
I should suffer arrest for ber crlmo
could not hnye entered her mind. .1
hnd seen her, btit .slie bad not seen
me In tho dark hnll. No Intimation of
my dubious position or Its Inevitable
consequences 'had reached her yet
When It dld'wbat would shu do? I did
not know her well enough to tell.
Tho attraction she bad felt for me hnd
not been strong enough to lend her to
accommodate herself to my wishes nnd
waxy mo offhand, but It bad lieen
strong enough to nerve ber nrni In
whatever altercation she may have
hnd with her Jealous minded sister. It
was the temper nnd not tho strength
of the loio which would tell In n strait
like this. Would It. prove of n gener
ous kind? Should I liavo to combat
her desire to ,tuko upon herself tbo
full blame of her deed, with nil Its
Hhiimes nnd penalties, or should 1 hnve
the still deeper misery of; (lulling her
callous to my position and welcoming
nny clinnco which diverted suspicion
from herself? All communication be
tween us. Inflplteotoururdentnudun
governnblo passion, hnd been so casual
and so slight Looks, n whispered
word or so. one furtive clnsp In which
our hnnds seemed to grow together,
were nil I had to goiiiiKin as tests of
her feeling toward mo. Iler chiiracter
1 hnd Judged from her face, which was
What woild rcllevoimy doubts? As
Ilexford drew near mo ngnln on our
way to the head 'Of Hie staircase I
summoned up courage to nsk:
"llnvo you heai-d anything from tbo
hill? Has tho news ot this tragedy
been communicated! to Miss Cumber
land's fiiuilly id. If bo, how nrethey
hearlug this nUtlctlun?"
Ills lip uirleil. and for a minute be
hesitated: then Mimethlng 111 my lis
ped -or the straightforward look I
guie blm solliu.sllilni, and ho answer
cd'frnukly, If coldly:
"Word has gouo there, of course, but
only thu servunts no uiTcctediby It so
fur. Miss Cumberland, the younger.
Is very III. nnd tbo boy-l don't know
bis mime has tint shown up since lust
evening. Ho's.cvory (dissipated, they
buy, und may be In nny ouo of thu
Joints lu the lower part of tho town."
1 stopped In dlsmny, clutching wildly
nt tho Hilling of tbo stairs wo wero
descending. 1 hnd hurdly benrd ho
latter wotds. All my mind was ou
whnt ho had said tlrst
"Miss Cariuel Cumberland 111." I
stammered, "loo 111 to bo told?"
I wus HUiUclently master of myself
to put tt this way,
"Yes," he irjolned kindly ns ho urg
ed mo down the i ery stairs 1 bad seen
ber descend In such u stute of mind n
few hours before.
'A seivnnt who
had been out Into
heuid the fall ot
nomo heavy body
lis she was pass.
Ing Miss Cumber
land's rooms and,
rushing lu. found
Miss Carmel, aa
sho called her, ly
ing on tho floor
near the open
lire. Her face had
tho grata Th Tall
lug, and she wns
badly burned. Hut
that .was not nil.
She iwas deliri
ous wltb for or,
broueht on. thev
AWAT TROU THE
DEATH ItAONTKD thnk nnlMy
bput. - about i her alstcr.
wboso name sho wns constantly repeat
ing, i. hey bad a doctoror ber.nad the
whole house twas up before icfer the
word c.aino ,ot what bad happened
I thanked htm with a look. J had
no opportunity. for more Half a dozen
officers wero standing nbout tho front
door, and In another moment I wns
bustled Into the conveyance 'provided
and, was being driven i a way from ( tho
death haunted spot
As the day advanced nndIitof-nn to
realize that I, Hlwood Itniielash, easy
going man of the world..but with tradi
tions of, respectable living on both. sides
of mythouse,nnd n llstjof ifrlond.s of
Whom any man might he proud, was In
a plsce of detention on the nwfill clutrgo'
of murder I found. tbnt my keenest. tor
ment muse from tbo fact that I wns
shut, off from tbe.lnsbwt. knowledge of
hat. was golng.ou ln,tho,boue where
all, my thoughts, my feanuind-sball 1
jay, (t,? latent hopes Mere centered. .To
kuow CaimeMII and, not to know how
III; to feel .the threatening arm of
tbo law hovering constantly over her
head nnd neither to know the Instant
of ilts , fall, or, bo gli en tho. least op
portunity to divert Itl
My examination beforo the magis
trate held ono .element of comfort
Nothing In Its whole tenor went to
show that.as yet sbo wns In the least
suspected of nny participation In my
so called crime, llut the knowledge
which enmo later) of how the police
first learned of troublo at tho clubhouse
did not add to. this, senso of , relief,
whatever satisfaction' It. gave my curi
osity. A cry of distress 'bad come to
them over the telephone, a wild cry In
a woman's choked and tremulous voire:
"Help at the Whispering Pines! Help!"
That wns all, or all 'they revealed to
me. 'In their endeavor to 'find out
whether or not I -was present -when
this call was mndo I learned the na
ture ot their own suspicions. They be
lieved that Adelaldo'ln some moment
of. prevision bud managed to reach the
telcptiono mid send out this message.
It was In a condition of mingled
dread nod expectation that I oienpd
tbo paper whlch-wn3 brought me tbo
next morning, 'Arthur, tho good-for-nothing
brother, bad returned from
his wild carouse aml'bnd taken nffnlrs
in charge with something like.spliit
und' a decent jshow nt repentance for
his own shortcomings und the mad
taste for liquor which bad led him
away from homo that night Carmel
was still -III nud likely to Imj so 'for
many days to come. 'Her case was
diagnosed as ouo ot brnlu fevcrnnd of
a most dangerous tye. Doctors nud
nurses were; daisy nt her bedside, nud
little hope .was 'held out, of ber bclug
able o tell soon, if ever, what she
knew of ber sister's departure from
tho liouso on tbnt fatal evening. That
her testimony ou this point would he
Invaluable was self ovldcnt. for proofs
were plenty of her hnvlng-haunted her
sister's roomsnll tho evening In a con
dition of more or less delirium. She
wnn nlonu In tbo house, nnd this may
bavo ndded to ber anxieties, all ot the
servants hnvlng gone to the police
men's ball. 'It wns on their return In
tho early morning hours tbnt sho bad
been dlscoicicd lying 111 nnd injured
beforo her sister's fireplace.
One fact Vas mentioned which set
mo thinking. Tho kejs of the club
housq bad been found lying on n table
In the side hall ot the Cumberland
niniiflon the keys which I have al
ready mentioned as missing from ray
pocket an alarming discovery which
might bavo ncteil us.,n clow-to the sus
picious 1 feared If their presenco there
hnd not lKen explained by the ivnlt
ress who had cleared the table utter
dinner. Coming upon-these koj's lying
on the floor lieslde one of tho chairs,
she hud carried them out.lnto the ball
and luld them where they would bo
more leadlly seen. 8ho had uotirec
ognlzcd the'kejs. hut hnd takamltifor
granted thnt they belonged to Mr.
Itnuelugh, who hud dlned.nt'tbo house
.They wero i my keys, and I, have al
ready related how 1 camo to drop them
on rtbe door. Had they 'Imt istuyed
there! Adelaide, jnr wnslt Cnrmel,
might not hae seen them i and been
led by some strungo It not tragic pur
pose. Incomprehensible to us now and
doss hlynevertto II ml full. explanation,.
I In enter the secret nnd fnrsnkeu FPot
where .1 .luter found them. ,hc .one
dead, tho other itleelng lu .frenzy, but
not lu Mich n thoughtless fienzy as to
forget theso keys or to full to lock tho
clubhouse door behind her. That sho
on her return home should hnve had
suiriclent presence of mind to toss theso
kejs down In tho sjiuie placo fi om
which sho or her sister hud taken
thini utgucd well for her cleur licud
educss up to that moment. The fever
must have come on Inter.
Tho next lur-agruph detailed a fact
startling unough to rouse-roy deepest
Interest Zudok llrowu, the Cumber
lands' (oaebman, declared that Ar
thur's cutter and what b6 called tho
gray mare hnd been out that night
They weru both In plnco when ho re
turned to the stable toward early
morning, but tho signs wero unmistak
able that both had been out lu tbo
snow slnco ho left the stnblo nt about
0. Ho had locked the stable door
at that tlme.ibut the key always hung
lu the kitchen wheiu any one could
get It. This was ou account ot Ar
thur, who, if .bo wanted .to go out
lato, sometimes harnessed a horso
himself, Zmlok Judged that he had
done so this night, though how tho
horso happened to he buck and lu her
Hell MuP'lui Mr. Arthur In (lie house
It ironld take wiser hend" than hlsito
'1 here was some iiir.ment tnnde on
this because Arth'.'r lied denied using
his cutter that nlg'it M" declared In
stead thnt he h id guije out on foot
and designated the vuu luunti's tale
as all IhiIi. , ,
As' for mvelf. I felt Iru lined to b
Heie tint the mare Mif been Vim. thlt
one or both of the niiiueiijhiiil li ir
pesscd her nnd that It'wnM'liy (hew
means they hid reached tie' Whisper
)ng JMncs. Adelaide was fnr fioin
strotig nnd neier addli;te.to walking
under the mnt fniornhlejrmjdltloiis
1 could iiiiiilerstatid nov "howpirinel
had succeeded III returillngSltl safetji
to her home. She had ridden both
ways-n lli-ory which likewise expl lin
ed isw she (iinn- to wear n nmn's
derby and .possibly n man'x overtoat
With her sklrtsicmercd by a bearskin
shi"Would present a lery fair figure of
n mnn to any one who c linnets! to pnss
These were iiny deductions d-wn
ifrniu my own kniiwlislae Wmildioth
ers who Intl nil my knowledge he In.
jinjwlse Imluwueil.tiMlutw tlio.RameV
Yet. If thev let this point IJi. when
r.iiurd I be? Human nature, Is human
;lll the w.iy through, and I could not
Jiui (b.uliig (moments when I asked
myself ir hls joung,glrl were worth
the. sacrifice ,1 contemplated making
for her. She was lovely .to look nt
amiauic nnu ot woiumuy promise save
at 'those, rare and poignant ( moments
when passion would seize, her In n.gust
which drove.ovcrytblng, beforo It That
she hnd had provocation I did ,not
.doubt .Adelaldc-foc nil her ivlrtucs.
was not nn easy person to denl with.
Upright and perfectly sincere herself,'
she had no sjrapnthy wltb or com'
mlscrntlon for nny lack of principle
or any display of selfishness In others
Bho.wns.a little cold.n little, reserved,
nillttlo'lncklng In sKntnnetty, though
Always correct nud always generous
Imtwr.glfts and often. lu her acts.
(Continued Jf ext .Saturday)
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Some 100 persons, mostly women nnd
elilldii n, were ilrnuiied In u lake near
nniiirtii lie tli eniislIiiE? of rnfts ami
small boats In which they bad taken
refuge rriuii llio roiest lues.
Rat ana Roach Paste
Is the moit reliable exterminator; alio
lor rats, mice, waterhugs, etc.
Oct ttis Genuine. Moor back If It fIU
25cand41.0O. 'Sold Eyrywhero
' T, JSJSJs? -i .
'Q. What is good formycouglt?
A, Ayef's' Cherry 'Pectoral.
Q. .Howlonilia5 it boon .used?
A.' Severity ryears.'
Q. :Do ddctoh; endorse it? '
A. If not,we would not make it.
Q. 'Do you publish'tlie-foiimiki?
AvVes. 'On every bottle. '
Q. Any alcohol in it?
A. 'Not a single drop.
'Q.ilowmayl learn more of this?
A. Ask your doctoi. ilckntiws.
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