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THE WASHINGTON TIMES, TUESDAY, MAY 28, 1912.
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MARKET IS VERY
, NARROW RANQE OF PRICES,
OPERATIONS SMALL,
NEW YORK, May 28. Within a very
itiarrow range of priced business In buy
ing, and selling stocks went ic-rwara to
day at a alow gait. Trading wa pro
fessional and the traders claimed to
b In doubt about the result of the
primary elections In New Jersoy, and
xor that reason thought It best to
awalt developments. This threw the
market early Into a condition of Inac
tivity, from which It did not rally dur
tns the morning.
The Industrial group moved in frac
tions. Beet Sugar opened an eighth of
a point higher, and added an eighth be
fore noon. Smelters Bhowcd a fractional
gain at the start, moved up slightly,
and lost part of the gain. Coppers were
fairly, strong, moving within a range of
half a point. The fluctuations In steel
also were within half a point during
the, 'morning trading.
Balls showed a little more range and
Today s New York Stock Exchange Prices
Quotation! furnished by W. B. Hlbb A Co., numbers of Nw York Stock
Exchange. Washington Slock Exchange, and Chicago Board of Trade. Hlbbs Building.
RAILROADS
1:30 Tea.
High. Low. p.m. Cloie.
At, T. & S Fe com..l06H 1064 1MV4 1 106V4
Btlto. & Ohio com.. 108 108 108 1109
Bklyn. Rapid Trans. 89tf 89H 89V4 I 89V4
Canadian Pacific 26M 263', 264 I 26V4
Chesapeake Ohio 79V4 79V4 79V4 79
Ch., Mil &St. P. com 105 105V4 105V4 I l,05Vi
Ch.. Mil. & St. P. pfd.141 141 141 I 141
Chi. & N. W. com.. .139 188 1S8V4I188H
Cot Southern com... 42 42 42 I 41
Denver & Rio G. com 19V 19V
18V I 19H
MH I 85
SSI SStt
Denver & Rio O. pfd.. 35Vi SOW
Erle.com ll 8SV
Erie. 1st pfd S3 b2H
S3 I 63
Great North-.pfd 133H 132V 182 I 182
XnUA Met. com 21H 21 21 I 21"
Inter Met, pfd 60 10 60 I 60V
Illinois Central 125 h 126 125 1120
Lehigh Valley in 176 176 1175
Kan City So, com 25ti 24 24 I 25
Kan City So, pfd...... 69 53V 6SH I 60
Louis & Nash 157 167 157 1 168
21., IC & T., com.... 26 26 26 I 26
Missouri Pacific 38 37 33 I 88V
K. T. C. &. H. R 118V 113 118 1 118
Norf & West..., 112 112 112 HUH
Northern Pac 120 U0 120V4 1 120V4
Pennsylvania 123H 123V4 l!3 1123V
P.C.C.&8t.L 109 109 109 1109
Heading, com 173 172 173 1172
Stock Island, pfd 64 64 64V I 65
St. L. & S. F. 2nd com 37 36 87 I 87
Sou. Pacific com 111 111 111 I mv
Eou. Railway com.... 23 28 28 I 29
6ou. Railway pfd 75 76 7t I 75
ITnlon I'uc. com 171 1705 17iy4 1 170
iUnlon Pac. pM 0 81V4 91Vi I
INew York Cotton Market
Furnished to The Washington Ttmei by A.
O. Plant ti Co.. Hi O street northwest.
Open. High. Low. 1:15
3uly 10.99 11.05 10.97 11 Or,
Kictober 11.10 11.20 11.1E 11.13
December 11.26 11.31 1L2 11.31
Lanston Leader
Lanaton was the principal feature In
trading on the local stock exchange.
excelling all others In the number ot
nhares sold. The stock started at 93,
but when It became evident that a con
siderable of it was to be had the prico
declined various fractions to 92,
though the last sale of the day was at
2. Upward of 600 shares changed
hands as the stock was passing on call.
Mergenthaler sold some small holdings
at 222 and a fraction lower.
Othor trading was small ana not sig
nificant as to price changes. After call
ome business In bonds appeared, the
eales being In traction and electric
Bid and Asked Prices
GOVERNMENT BONDS.
Bid. Askad.
it c T!fr. 2'a iw lul-
Tj! 8. Coupon 2's 100
101
io.n
lOtf
114
110
110
in
109
HOT
101
103
U. S. Keg. 3 8...; JY-
tt r. Counon 3s vriy
U. S. Reg. 4'S....... i"
JJ. 8. Coupon 4's i
GAS BONDS.
(Georgetown Gas 6's 105
Washington Gas 6s...., 110
'Georgetown Gas 5 s ioo
RAILROAD BONDS.
ICap. Traction R, R. 6's.. H0H
Anacosua cz ruiuuv u
Ana. & Pot. Guar. 5-s ...
ritv A Suburban 6 s U4
Columbia R. R. B's 100
'.. t.l T T A'K 101
Metropolitan R. R. 5 IP.
Wash. Ry. & Elec. 8--:""-
IWash, Alex. & Mt. V. 6 ...
110
86
, . 1. -... 102S1
Potomac jiic-. v-unp. .-...
IPotomac Elec. Lt. 5 s.
C & P. Telephone 5 s
'Amer. Tel. & Telga. 's.....
-Emerson Steam Pump 6 s.
Uvash. Market 5's 1927
IWash. Market 6 s 1917.
llB-i
103
108
107
. 101
110
105
'so
107
ioo
100
107
107
100
,N. & W. Steamboat 5's 104 105
'Biggs Realty 5's (long).. 103 01
Rlggs Realty b tsnorw '7
PUBLIC UTILITY STOCKS.
.Capital Traction - 126
Wash. Ry. & Elec. com. 88
'wash. Ry. & E'.ec. pfd 94
Wash. Va., Ry com go
Wash. Va. Ry pfd..
(Eastern Lt. & Fuel lto
'U. & W. Steamboat 10
103
12Ttt
90
93
126
220
87
K'getown Gaa' I..::: 122 155.
iMergenthaler Linotype 221
lanston Monotygj.... 92
(Greene Cananea 9
NATIONAL BANK STOCKS.
American Nat. Bank ISO
Capital Nat. Bank 210
Columbia National Bank 250
Commercial Nat. Bank 20o
District Nat. Bank 144
Far. & Mech. National Bank. 260
Lincoln Nat. Bank 150
Metropolitan Nat. Bank 212
Rlggs National Bank 6S6
Second Nat. Bank 165
National Bank of Washington 250
TRUST COMPANY STOCKS.
Amer. Sec. & Trust 290
National Saving & Trust 266
Union Trust........... 1
Wash. Loan & Trust 240
United States Trust 154
SAVINGS BANK SI .CKS.
'Home Savings 325
.Vnlon Savings 250
Bank of Com. & Sav 12
lEast Wash. Savings Bank... 15
Mercantile Sav. Bank 10
F1UK 1NSI KANCE STOCKS.
Arlington Fire Insurance 13
Corcoran Fire insurance 80
Firemen's Fire Insurance 20
Franklin Fire Insurance
Gnr. Amer. Fire Ins 270
Nat- Union Fire Insurance.. 7
Potomac Fire Insurance 34
92'j
10
185
250
'209
160
217
600
169
300
300
272
146
247
160
266
17
16
10
22
37
DULL WITHIN A
activity. Canadian Pacific opened at a
decline of more than half a point, and
gained the loss before noon. Qreat
Northern preferred opened a quarter
higher, sold up nearly a point, and lost
It. Reading went through avsee-saw
cotrrao between fractional limits all the
morning. Union Pacino was strong at
the opening, but fell off In the later
transactions. In like manner nearly all
stocks were either quiescent or so dull
as to show only occasional changes In
quotations.
News on the stock exchange was bear
ish, and several attempts during the
day seemed Imminent for a drive to
break prices In the general lack of en
thusiasm In support of the market.
Some such operation appeared In the
early trading In Interboro, which fell
oft half a point under selling which ap
peared to have liquidation In view. The
undertono of the market up to noon,
however, was fairly firm, though In a
condition which would easily Invite at
tack from either side.
INDUSTRIALS
1:10 Tea.
High. Low. p.m. Close.
Am. Copper 83V 82 I2H I 82
A. 8. Bug. com 72 72 72 I 72V
Am.Cnn.com S9V4 38 88 I 89
Am. Con. pfd 118 117 117 1 118
Am. Cot. O. com 64 64H 64H I 64V4
Am. Ice Sao 28 S8 28 I 29
Am. Locom. com 42V 42 42 I 42V
Am. Sm. & Ref. com. 86 85 85V I 85
Am. Bm. & Ref. pfd..i07H 107V4 107V4 1 107V4
Am. Bug. & Ref. com. 130 130 130 1 180
Am. Tel. & Tel 145 146 146 1 14tVi
Am. Tobacco pfd lot 104 104 1 104
Anaconda Copper 42V 42 42 I 42V
Cons. Qas, N. T 142V 142 142 I 142
CoLF. &I. com 28 28 28 I
General Electric 171 171 171 1171
Great North. Ore 42 42 42 I 42
Inter. Harvester... 121 118 120 I
Laclede Gas 107 107 107 1 107V
Nat Biscuit, com. .167 157 167 1167
Nat. Lead, com.... 68 68 63 I 68V
Pacific Mall Stea.... 33 88 83 I 83
Peoplo's Gas of Cbll4 114 114 1 114
P. a Car, com 35 34 85 I 84
Rep. Iron & Steel, ci 23 23 28 I 23V
Tennessee. Copper.. ..45 45 45 I 46
U. S. R. & Imp, CO 77 77 77 I 77
TJ. S. Rubber som 64 63 63 I 63
U. S. Rubber, pfd.. .112 112 112 1111
U. S. Steel, com... 70 69 69 I 69
U. 8. Steel, pfd 110 110 110 1 110
Utah Copper 62 62 62 I 62
Va. Car. Chem., cot 61 61 61 I 61
Western Union Tel. 83 83 tSVt. I 83
BONDS
B. & O. Gen. 4's 89 93 98 I 98
B. R. T. Convert 4's. 90 90 90 I 90
C. B. & Q. Joint 4'B.. 96 96 96 I 96
Chi., R. I & Pac. Vs.. 69 69ft 69 I 69
Inter. Metro. 4's.... ts 82 82 I 3
Pa. Conv. 3's. 1915. 97 97 87 I 97
Southern Ry. 6's.
U. S. Steel t& B's.
...107 107 107 1 107
....102 102 102 1 102
in Local Market
v
-r
lighting
securities.
Railway
common
sold at 89 and the preferred shares
95 after call.
at
As foreshadowed In The Times last
Sunday, the prospective change In the
Union Savings Bank policy, which will
enable It to handle commercial paper
and make commercial loans, will take
effect with the advent of Mr. Parker
as president, on June 1. Action by the
directors has been taken looking to the
removal of restrictions relative to com
mercial loans and accounts, so that the
bank will start on the first of the month
with practically all the features and
privilege of a commercial bank, as well
as tho?e of a Havings Institution.
on Local Exchange
TITLE INSURANCE STOCKS.
Columbia Title Insurance.... 5
Real Estate Title Ins 95
MISCELLANEOUS STOCKS.
6
Chaptn Sacks 165
Emerson Steam Pump
Graphophone common 15
Grapho., pfd 55
Merch. Trans & Storage 120
220
23
132
oecuruy storage zoo
Washington Market 17 ..
Today's Sales on
The Local Exchange
Washington Railway and Electric 4's,
Jl,000ig66.
Washington Railway and Electric
com., 51JS9.
Washington Railway and Electric pf.,
10g94.
Eastern Light and Fuel, 10126.
Mefgenthaler, 10222, 5S222. 4222. 10
222 54i221. - - w
Lanston. '5iS93, 20(R93, 100082. lOCXSQZX.
100S92. 10et2yt, 100392V4, 2092, 40$92
lmWHi 2092.
East Washlngten Savings Bank, 1015.
After call Potomac Consolidated 5's,
Jl,000103.
Capital Traction 5's, Jl,000110.
Washington Railway and Electric 4's,
tt,000?86Vi.
Washlntgon Railway and Electric pre
ferred, 3006.
Washington Gas, SS6.
Columbia Railroad 6's. $5000103.
capital iraciion, tmzizl.
Mergenthaler, 10221.
Chicago Grain Market
Furnished ta The Vrashlncton Tiroes by A.
O. Plant & Co.. 141B a street northwest.
Wheat. Open. High. Low. 1:15
HIV I11i lilt.
iii
110
t0
75
72
111
P'ptember 105'i
105,
80
75T4
73
ioo?;
t'orn
M:iv x'A
July 75V,
September 72Ti
NOW
J.3T4
"i
New York Curb Market.
Furnished to The Waehlnjrton Times by
Harrlman & Co.. New York O. B. Chlnman.
manager local branch. Colorado Building
Open. High. Low. Last.
British Col. Con.
6
6
6 6
6 6
9 9
7 74
7 7
10 10
27 27
21 21
27 27
Glroux Mining ....
Greene-Cananea ...
Manhattan Trans..
Ntplsslng Mines....
Tono. Mng. of Nev.
Tonopah Belmont..
Atlanta-Goldfleld ..
Anglo-Am. OH
BrltlBh-Am. Tob...
6
9
14
7
10
27
21
27
6
9
?'
10
27
21
27
Woman Pedestrian
Finishes 1,070 Miles
CHICAGO. May 2S.-Mrs. David Beach,
wio wu'l.'fd 1.070 miles, from Tew York
to Chicago, nnldhed her fortv-three-ilav
h'kf today. She reached Twenty-fifth
street mid Michigan avenue nt 9:20 a. m.
and kept on walklnu toward the ofn:e
of Mavor Harrlnon.
A hie crowd escorted her through the
uirecta.
isMoSb
CHAPTER I.
I
N one corner of the room was a de.sk
of . massive antique workmanship,
and hero and there old-fashioned
spindle-legged chairs of the pre
Revolutlonary period stood stiffly
against the wall. In strange, almost
violent, contrast to these were tho
gaudy colored prints of famous trot
ting and stud horses pinned against tho
walls, the cheap, highly varnished fur
niture, the worsted tidies, the wax
flowers and gewgaws, obviously the
property of the Incumbent.
While Mrs. Chlslelgh exchanged neigh
borly commonplaces with their hostess,
Annabel, with every sense alert and
active, gazed about her. The rooms
were -all as she had seen them last, and
nowhere was there sight or sound of
any child or visitor.
"My daughter tells me," said Mrs.
Chlslelgh easily, when she had been
warned by the restless gleam In Anna
bel's eyes, "that your sister and her lit
tle girl have come from England to
visit you."
The woman shifted uneasily.
"Yes," she answered somewhat stiffly,
"they they came yesterday."
"Oh! where Is the little girl?" cried
Annabel Impulsively. "May I see her?
I do so love children I"
Mrs. Jennings, sitting on the bare edge
of her chair, with her hands locked
tightly In her lap, lowered the long
lashes of her pale blue eyes and said
nervously:
"No I they they ain't at homo.
They've gone for a walk."
Seeing the very evident discomfort
of tho woman, Mrs. Chlslelgh tactfully
changed the subject
"How do you like the old house by
this time, Mrs. Jennings?" she asked
In her easy, cordial way. "Do you
find it comfortable?"
"Pretty well, ma'am," replied the
woman, recovering herself; "but we
do And It a bit cold and drafty."
"Yes, I suppose so." That Is In
evitable In an old house like this, but
you must have been prepared for that
when you rented 11."
The woman raised her eyes and gpvo
her a swift, sidelong glance out of their
corners.
"We didn't rent It, ma'am," she tn
swered, -curtly; "we are caretakerb."
"Oh!" exclaimed Mrs. Chlslelgh, "the
place must have changed hands then,
the former owners never paid any at
tention to It. Docs old Mr. Ureenbum
mnratre It still?"
The woman raised, then quickly low
ered her eyes.
coldly. "My husband transacts all the
business."
"You know. I aunnose." went on Mr.
ChlslelKb. "that the house has a most
Mntr.jitlntr history. It was built be
fore the FTancn ana inainji wars aim
has stood almost unchanged since the
first colonization of America. In It
Strange romantic history the place has
naised through many hands. The last
I heard It was owned by some noble
man In Rneland."
"Indeed, ma'am!" responded tho
woman noncommlttally, and said no
more. . . .
Mrs. Chlslelgh Introduced several top-
LETY
TUB
STUDIES IN SCHOOL
Single Tax Speaker Says
Children Should Be Al
lowed More Freedom.
A school without lessons and an in
stitution whl':h seeks to meet the wants
ot pupils rather than demanding things
from them, was held up as a practical
educational Ideal by Mrs. Marictte L.
Johnson, of Fftlrhope, Ala , In an ad-
rfb? bofora the Women's Natloml
BlPgl'j Tax cl.ague this morning at tho
Nt7 Ehbltt
Such a svsteni of education has been
pursued for five years at Falrhope, and
lt hu8 been a success, oald Mrs. Johu
on 'It aims to develop sound bodies,
healthy and alert minds poseeslng orl
ninalltv and sweet and sympathetic
spirits. It Is mora thin , a l-reparatlon
for life, lt Is life. To ths end a largo
omount of fiwdom of Initiative and
choice of occupation In th dally life
of the children Is encouraged.
When a child has been taught what
i. ...i.v... i i-nnnr hi in i pari v for nlKn
school at fourteen. He may not have all
tie learning the high scf.ool require,
but he has all the needs the high school
r'z. 'VTii -.,.. .numia muBt recocnUe
that it Is their business not to And out
whati( pupns Know, uui "
" "iuB. Johnson assists In the conduct of
the Bummer school at Arden. Del.,
where an effort, to demonstrate the
inci n-r nrlnclnle and Its relation
i, it ni-(Bi order Is being made.
Charles R. Adair addressed tho meet
ing on "The Makers and The Takers'
and the Rev. C. Everest Granger talked
on "The Church and Social Service.
The annual banquet will be held at
the New Ebbltt at 6:30 tonight. Mrs.
J. S. Crosby will act as toastmlstress.
Dr. Mary D. Hussey, Frederick L.
Slddons, Miss Amy M. Hicks, Herbeit
J. Brown, Miss Jennie A. Rogers, Con
gressman David J. lewis, mibb urace
Isabel Colbron. and Congressman
Henry George will respond to toasts.
Davis Improved.
The condition of Commander Cleland
Davis, who was brought HI from the
U. S. B. Mississippi yesterday to the
nw Naval Hospital, Is better today, ac
cording to physicians at the hospital,
who refused to discuss the nature of
Commander Davis" Illness. When first
brought to the hospital lt was stated
that the Illness was grave, but today at
tendants satd that there Is a chance
for his recovery.
Her Fault.
"The letter Is over weight and will
cost you 20 pfennig more."
"There, wife; I told you you were
writing too thick." Fllegende BUetter,
WOULD
01
CHOOSE
01
les of conversation, but with Indifferent
results; and at last, half offended by
the distrait, repcllant manner of tho
woman, rose and made her adieus.
Annabel rose also with an expression
of relief. As they crossed the great
hnll on their way to the door, the sun,
which had been obscured bv clouds.
Bhono outJbrlglitly, and a flood of light
stroamcdMn through the big front win
dows, bathing the place In a glow of
radiant violet color.
The girl stopped short with an excla
mation of delight.
"Oh. look, mother!" she cried; "Isn't
that beautiful I used to wonder how
anyone could ever have wished to put
In those purple windows and shut out
the blessed out-of-doors, but you see It
doesn't at all; the view of the outside
la not hidden, and seen throuRh this
wonderful purple glow Is all the more
beautiful. Quite a clever idea, isn't it?
No one can see In from the outside, but
you can see perfectly from within."
She spoke lightly at the time, but
later she was to remember this and de
plore It.
"It Is Indeed a beautiful effect," said
Mrs. Chlslelgh, her eyes lingering on
the glowing windows. You know, Mrs.
Jennings," she went on, smiling. "An
nabel named this house. When she was
quite a tiny thing she always referred
to It as 'The House with the Purplo
Windows,' and as 'The House With the
Purple Windows' It has been known
ever since."
When they had left the old house be
hind them and were once more out lit
the sunshine the girl drew a long, deep,
breath.
"Don't let's go homo yet, mother,"
she said; "It Is a lovely morning. I
would like to to take a walk up to
the north wood."
Mrs. Chlslelgh acquiesced good-naturedly,
and they strolled on, the girl's
eyes fastened thoughtfully on the leaf
checkered path.
"Mother.' she burst out suddenly,
"don't you think there Is something
rather queer In the conduct of those
people? How peculiarly Mrs. Jennings
acted, as If '
Pho stonned suddenly and stood still.
They were now In the darker portion of
lllO WOOUi lienvtjy giuwii nun liusri
brush and undergrowth. From some
where at no great distance from them
came a low, moaning cry.
Annabel caught her mother's arm,
then as the sound continued, crept cau
tiously forward through the brunh. In
a heavy willow copse at the other side
of the thicket sat a woman In black,
with a child clasped In her arms.
The child, a little girl of perhaps eight
or nine years old, wqb sobbing convul
sively, and the woman's face, gaunt and
pale, was distorted by weeping, and tho
tears ran unchecked down her face
while she clasped the child to her breast
with an air of almost desperate affec
tion. At times she bent over the child
and stroked her silken chestnut curls
with crooning words of comfort; at
times she raised her face to the sky
and moaned aloua.
Annabel turned and beckoned noise
lessly to her mother.
"It's tho strange woman I saw at the
Jpnnlngscs," she whispered excitedly
'and tho little girl!"
While tho ra.'d. uncertain what to
do, the woman raised her hfad, pressed
her hands to her bosom, then with a
desperate gesture threw them up above
hl-r he.id. As ane did so her loose sleovQ
fell buck and th9v saw that the right
arm was marked with a long, vlld
scar.
8ho Mimt nresontlv and spoke low In
the I'hld's ear. With a shuddfrtni; cry
the llttln one caught her aboil the nck.
and hold'nir her In a convulBlvo grasp,
sobbed wll'Hy:
"Oh. no. no. no!"
Acaln the woman spoke, hr chok
against the child's, her lips close to her
PRESIDENT CLOSES
JERSEY CAMPAIGN
Will
Arrive at the White House
at 6:40 o'Clock This
Evening.
President Taft Is due to arrive In
Washington at 6:40 o'clock this evening.
He campaigned In New Jersey until one
hour before the polls opened at 1
o'clock.
He will receive the returns of the
Jersey primary election at the White
House tonight.
It Is understood the President will not
g to South Dakota, where the primaries
are to be held next week. South Da
kota is the last State to hold prefer
ence primary election.
Time to Smoke.
Bobbs Did you enjoy the show the
other night?
Dobbs Yes; there were five acts with
fifteen-minute Intermissions Philadel
phia Telegram.
Realty Transfers
771 Navy place southeast Wilkes C. Prather
et al. to John P. Btuckert, lot 124, square
87S. J475.
Brookland Richard M. Iwrence to Mary
A. Branch, part lot 3. square 35, $10.
Longnecker's Addition to Congress Heights
Randolph L. Jennings and Beverly J.
Smith, jr.. half Interest In lots 1, 2, S,
block , (10.
1121 Fourteenth street northwest William M.
Brooks to Emely M. Betz, part original lot
11, square ill, iu.
114 N street northwest Annie V. Kllmartln
et al. to Erkslne Gordon, part original lot
IS, square 70, J10.
Friendship Anna M. Moore et vlr. Clinton
M.. to John R. McArtor. lot 22. block 4. U0.
Mt. Pleasant and Pleasant Plains W. Wal
lace Chltrwell et al. to James A. and Mo
dena E. Burns, lot 27, block 15. (10.
21 Third street northeast-lara L. Wilton et
al. to James Trimble, lot 17, square 7My 10.
Wyoming Terrace Leonard Butt to Ben B.
Bradford, lot 16, 10. Ben B. Bradford et
ux. convey same property to Carolina B.
McWIlliams, 10.
Wash
boards
can't
rub awav
, Ti i
tneir
lustre
Jhttawtmn.
TOEHg.gL J 1
BSSBslTfBBSJSSSSJltv Ifiu p
3fl)e Hoiuge of
Pirfple Windows
Jh MfiBY
I ) Cojv73r6ffr,fjsi,J:J3&rjr9.JWss
ear. her volet so low thav couM not
catch tho word; and after a tlmu tho
child's wld sobbing ceased, her con
vulsive clasp relaxed and vhe allowed
me woman to iooso nor arms ann sei
her on her foot. As she stood erect nn'l
turned her llttlo head to look nrountl.
Annabel clutched her mother's arm and
could scarce suppress a cry of ndmli-t-tlon.
For, standing In the dappled sunshine
cf the wood, the.dtuvlows falling on her
sur.nv hilr, tl:u soft light shining on hur
'1c-u bint eyes and rose-leaf skin and
delicately featurad little face, sho was
the fetr-Mt thing upon which the itlrl's
t'yes had looked In many a long day.
Fiom heart to foot she was clothed In
Mlmr white, and with her liny, alenclor
N'Etirc, her airy pose, her unovz-whito
nnnas ana nine supperca icei una
might have bun a fairy queen, were It
not for the sad eyrfs reddened by teara
and tho soft babyish mouth, still quiver
ing with grief and pain.
They had only a fleeting glimpse, for
at that moment the woman rose, bent
nv tho i-tilM nn1 klrmed her. She held
her an Instant nasslonately to her-1
breast and then hurled away.
When they hnd passed out of sight
and hearing Mrs. Chlslelgh and Annabel
turned and looked at each other.
"Now, what do you think of that?'
Inquired Annabel, her voice quivering
with excitement. "What do you make
of it, mother? What does all this
mean?"
Mrs. Chlslelirh shook her head.
"I don't know. It is very strange. It
seems that our neighbor's guests are not
havlng-an altogether enjoyable time on
their visit."
"Yes, but the child, mother the llttlu
girl! Did you notice her? Did you seo
how beautiful she was? How delicate,
how fine, how exquisitely dressed?"
"Yes, she Is a beautiful child. Poor
little one, I wonder what Is making her
so unhappy. I believe you are right,
Annabel. I am afraid that there ts
something going on here that none of
us understand.
In this opinion she was confirmed the
next morning by a still more extraor
dinary circumstance. While the family
at Hlllcrest were sitting over their late
breakfast Annabel suddenly sprang up
from the table and ran to the window.
"What do you see, Annabel?" Inquired
her grandmother, noticing her Intent ex
pression, "Why It Is ' Mrs. Jennings-look,
mother, how she Is running she Is com
ing here I wonder what can have hap
pened?" Mrs. ChlBlelgh and old Mrs. Palgn
hurried to the window. Across the open
field that lay between Hlllcrest and the
HoUBe of the Purple Windows a woman
was running, wildly, stumbllngly, with
nisorueren uress and streaming hair.
As she came nearer they say that her
face was scratched and bleeding, her
waist torn almost off her shoulders, her
skirt splashed with a large crimson
stain.
Throwing un the lone French window.
Mrs. ChlsTelght stepped quickly out on
the porch, followed by Annabel and
Mrs. Palgn. As the woman reached
the steps she stumbled and sank, pant
ing and gasping, upon them, one hand
pressed against her breast, the other
covering her eyes.
Mrs. Chrlslelgh hurried to her side.
"Mrs. Jennings!" she cried, ctachlng
her by tho shoulder, "what Is the
matter? What has happened t you?"
Tma mrnmfln cfl.n.H a A .nhh.il K,
J seemed unable to speak.
"Bring a glass of wine, Annabel,"
suld Mrs. Chrlslelgh quietly, "and a pan
I of water.
When Annabel had sponged her face
and poured a little wine between her
parched lips, the woman opened her
eyes and stared about her.
"Now," said Mrs. Chlslelgh, support
ing her gently against her shoulder,
"can you tell us what has happened?"
-The woman pushed back tho tangled
mass of hair from her eyes and clutched
at her convulsively.
"Save me!" she panted "hide me
help me I enn't go back there ever
ever! I'm scared to death I " She
broke Into Inarticulate moaning and
shivering and hid her face In her hands.
Mrs. Chlslelgh laid her warm, firm
hand on her shoulder.
"Listen to me, Mrs. Jennings," she
said quletly,"you must calm yourself;
you must get control of yourself. What
Is tho matter? Why can't you go back
to your home?"
The woman raised her head and looked
at her with wild, bloodshot eyes.
"Because I I'm afraid to,'1 she whis
pered. "She they "
A loud, hoarse shout fell on her ears,
and the woman started violently, then
stopped with her mouth open, her eyes
staring, and the words unspoken on her
lips. ,
They all .Jumped, and with one accord
turned in he direction from which the
shout had come. Driving straight across
the field at a breakneck pace came the
woman's husband, standing up in his
lleht buiciry and lashing his thorough
bred trotter into a mad gallop. As he
drew near he waved his whip and
shouted fiercely:
"Stop! Hold your tongue, you gab
bltnir fool, vou!"
As the buggy, swaying and careening
from side to side, dasned up to the
porch, he leaped out over the wheel,
and. before lt had come to a stop.
seized his wife In his arms, threw her
Into the seat as rf she had been a sack
of meal, and dashed away without a
look or word for any of them.
The woman's hysterical cries were
borne backward on the wind as he
drove like a madman toward the House
of the Purple Windows.
CHAPTER II.
A Gold Bracelet
HEN Paul Jennings and his
wife had driven across the
field the three women, left
upon the steps at 'Hlllcrest,
w
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"Great heavens, Laura!" cried Mrs.
Palgn, white to the lips, "what does this
mean7"
Mrs. Chlslelgh, with her eyes still fast
ened upon the wildly lurching buggy,
shook her head. Annabel turned her
wldo, terrified gaza,, from one to the
other. "Something terrible must haVe
happened over there," she panted. "That
little child perhaps oh! mother wo
must go over there." She ran swiftly
down the steps.
For a moment Mrs. Chlslelgh hesitat
ed. She took a step forward, paused,
then shook her head,
"No." she said decidedly, "that would
not do. Come back, Annabel. Things
may not be so bad as they seem, and,
even If they are, we are not the proper
persons to Interfere."
"But, mother dear,, think "
"I have thought, my child; I am think
ing, and I am convinced that I'm right.
If anythlnc has happened there, we are
too late to help matters now, and we
might do great harm by Injudicious
meddling. No, alt wo can do, so far as
I can see, Is to mind our own affairs,
keep quiet, and await developments."
And developments followed rapidly.
The ladles of Hlllcrest had but Just
finished their luncheon when Paul Jen
nings ana nis wire appeared at the door.
The woman was pale, and her face was
still disfigured by -scratches, but .her
thick blond hair was smoothly arranged
She was neatly dressed, and seemed
quiet and self-contained.
Jennings, a small, stooping man with
ruddy complexion, sandy mustache, and
Dripnt, snarp, smiting eyes, nowea low
as Mrs. Chlslelgh rose and greeted
them.
"Me and my wife 'ave come over,
ma'am," he began Immediately, "to
hapologlzo for the fright aha must 'avo
given you this mornin'. we are very
eorry, ma'am. But the poor girl gets
a bit off her 'cad at times and cuts up
terrible. She'd 'ad a terrible bad spell
this mornin', fell down In a fit and
scratched herself up somethln' awful,
and beforo I could reach her 'ad go',
away from mc and run over 'ere. '
Mrs. Chlslelgh looked rearchlngly
from the smooth, placid face of Jen
nings to the pale, sullen countenance
of his wife.
"Oh!'' she said very quietly, "wa
feared that something serious might
have happened at your house."
Jennings arched his sandy eyebrows.
"Something serious might 'ave 'ap
pened, melady ma'am Oh! no, ma'am.
Nothing more serious than the scratch
es poor Mandy gave 'erseii."
"Is Mrs. Jennings subject to these
attacks?"
Jennings gave a swift glance at h a
wife from the corner of his eye.
"Yes," replied the woman, speaking
for the first time, "I have them some
times. I'm sorry I gave you such a
fright. I was a fool. I had no right
to come over here. But I was that
scared."
Jennings cut her short.
"She 'as a temper, 'as Mandy," he
went on; "and when she gets mad she
looses 'crself completely. She'H been
put about a bit lately, and this mornin'
she went off 'er 'ead the worst I ever
see. Sometimes when she's bad that
way. she nets an Idea she's scared
about somethln', and nothln' can put It
out of 'er mind. I suppose sne cawn't
'elp lt. poor girl, but Its terrible ag
grawatln' to me. ma'am."
"Yes," said Mrs. Chlslelgh, with her
penetrating black eyes upon his face.
"I've no doubt It Is. But come in; Mrs.
lennlngs still looks rather pale and
shaken. Perhaps a glass of wine would
do her good."
Jennings bowed, and his hand went
to his forohead In a quite unconscious
Jesture.
"Thank you, m'lad ma'am. We're
very grateful, I'm turc."
When the two were seated, Jennings
on the edge of his chair In a stiff and
uncomfortable attitude, Annabel brought
the womat glass of wine. She noticed
that her hi. .d shook as she grasped the
goblet, and that she seemed glad ot the
stimulation lt afforded her.
When she had drunk It, a little more
color came to her face. It receded
swiftly, leaving her paler than before,
when Mrs. Palgn, hoping to set tho
couple more at their ease, inquired for
Mrs. Jennings' sister.
Jennings opened his lips to speak, but
the wine had loosened the woman's
tongue, and she answered quickly:
"I don't know. She ain't with us
now."
"She Is not with you?" queried Mrs.
Palgn.
"No, ma'am. She's gone. Gone home
to England."
"Gone home to England so soon? Why,
she made you a very brief visit, didn't
she? That Is too bad, when she came so
far to see you. And the little rlrl?"
"We are going to keep the little girl
here with us."
"With you?" Mrs. Chlslelgh uttered
the words almost involuntarily. The
woman raised her long-lashed, pale blue
eyes ana looKea at ner swiftly, then
droDDed them to her lac "
"Yes, ma'am, we are going to keep
ner nere wiin us. we naven t any
cnuaren or our own, ana "
"But her mother " broke In Mrs.
Palgn. "how could she bear' to go back
across the water and leave such a little
child as tnat nenina?"
Mrs. Jennings looked up with a flash,
then looked down meekly.
"Mothers ain't all alike," she re
marked sententlously. Then, after an
Instant's hesitation, "my sister has her
work to do. She couldn't take care of
the child."
JennlnKS. whose eves had traveled
swiftly from one face to the other dur
ing the conversation, now broke In.
"Beggln your pardon, ma'am," he
said In a low voice and with an apolo
getic air. "for troublln' vou with fam.
fly affairs which I'm sure don't noways
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off her head, too, and she was scared
to 'ave the little girl with her. So w
'ave agreed to keep 'er for a while until
Manays -eaitn menas a nil."
The man spoko so plausibly, and
looked her so squarely In trie face wtitio
ho did oo. that Mrs. Chlslelgh drew an
Involuntary breath of relief.
She turned quickly, almost with a
feeling or contrition, to tha woman.
"Ah. yo, ' she raid. "I understand, I
am very inrry for you. I hop the llttla
girl will be happy hers."
A fash of some emotion that was ln
ttantlv i-enressod passed over the wom
an's face.
"I hope so, ma'am," she answered
stolidly, without raising her eyes.
.Jennings rue.
"We tntis be goln' ome now. ma'am'
he said, groping under the chair for his
hat. "and I 'one we won't bo glvln' you
ladleb such a fright again. Good dav to
you, ma'am, good day. madam: come
Mundy, wo must bo gettln' along."
When she had sevh them out of the
house Mrs. ChUlWeh returned to hor
teat beslao the table with a smile.
"Well. ' she commented. "iii.re is
proof that people should not Interfere
In their neighbor' affairs without cjr
tremely gt-od cause. How cheap we
hhoulri f?ei now if we hod i ushed over
thro and mailu it scene this morning,
when the xplanat!on of tho whole mat
ter Is simple. Just a verv cemmon hu
mun rnmnllcntlon. made to antiear mvs-
terlous bv attempted concealment nail
family orlde1''
Annabel ald nothing. All through tho
interview rhi- had remained silent, sit
ting in a dim i-orner of the room par
tially hidden by the window curtains,
her sharp ears, and eyes intent, tier
mother and trrandmother had almost
forgotten her presneo, and It gave them
rather a start whmi she said suddenly:
"Yes if it were, true. But It Isn't. I
would be willing to wagar nny money
that ovorv word or tnat man explana
tion If- a lie."
Mm. Palcn started, and Mrs. Chlslelgh
laughed; then' said reprovingly:
"Why, Annabel, my deir' Why do
you think it In not true, child?"
The girl roso from he ?eat ana
crossed quickly to her mother's side.
Her cheeks wet e red and her eyfcs shin
ing with excitement.
"For a good many reasons," she said
simply, "chief of which Is this."
She opened her hand and held out to
her mother a small bright object.
"Mrs. Jennings pulled that out of her
pocket when she pulled out her hand
kerchief," she said In a quick, tense
tone. "It fell on the rug, and she did
not know she had dropped It. While
you were all talking I picked it up.
Look at It close, mother, and then tell
me If you do not agree with me that
Paul Jennings' story was a He."
Mrs. Chlslelgh rose quickly from her
chair and went to the window, where
a flood of afternoon sunshine came In.
With a puzzled expression on her face
she bent and examined the object In
her hand. It was a tlnv gold bracelet.
richly chased and enameled and
wrought In the design of a coronet and
crest.
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