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ADAIR COUNTY NEWS
By William MacKarg
R. H. Livingstone
Copyright by little. Brawn and Company
idays before. The mere prolonging of
his stay In the West was more than
suggestive that affairs among the
powerful were truly In such state as
Warden had proclaimed; this attack
upon Santolne, so similar to that
which had slain Warden, and deliv
ered within eleven days of Warden's
death, must be of the pravest sipnin
Icance. Connery stood overwhelmed for the
moment with this fuller recognition
of the seriousness of the disaster
which had come upon this man in
j trusted to his charge; then he turned
,to the surgeon.
"Can you do anything for him here,
Doctor?" he asked.
' The surgeon glanced down the car.
'"That stateroom is it occupied?"
; "It's occupied by his daughter."
"We'll take him in there, then."
The four men lifted the inert figure
ref Basil Santoine, carried It into the
drawing room and laid it on its back
.upon the bed.
. "I have my instruments," Sinclair
!said. "I'll get them; but before I de
'cide to do anything, I ouht to see
his daughter. Since she Is here, her
r consent Is necessary before any opera
ftion on him."
"Mi-ss Santoine is in the observation
car," Avery said. "I'll get her."
The tone was in some way fale
Eaton could not tell exactly how.
1 Avery started down the aisle.
"One moment, please, Mr. Avery I"
' said the conductor. 'Til ask you not
i to tell Miss Santoine before any
other passenger that there has been
! an attack upon her father. Walt un-
tll you get her Inside the door of this
'. "You yourself said nothing, then.
. that can have made her suspect it?"
J Eaton asked.
, Connery shook his head; the con-
i ductor. in doubt and anxiety over ex-
iactly what action the situation called
jfor unable, loo, to communicate any
: hint of It to his superiors to the west
because of the wires being down
I clearly had resolved to keep the at
tack upon Santoine secret for some
time. "I said nothing definite even
tto the trainnui," he replied; "and 1
Lwant you gentlemen to promise me
r before ycu leave this car that you will
say nothing until I give you leave."
J His eyes shifted from the face ol
one to another, until he had assured
himself that all agreed. As Avery
t left the car, Eaton found a seat In
f one of the end sections near the draw
!lng roonl He did not know whethei
! to ask to leave the car, or whether he
(ought to remain; and he would have
gone except for recollection of Har
riet Santoine. Then the curtain at
the end of the car was pushed furthei
aside, and she came In.
She was very pale, but quite con-
t trolled, as Eaton knew she would be.
"Can You Do Anything for Him Here,
Doctor?" He Asked.
She looked at Eaton, but did not
speak as she passed;, she went di
rectly to the door of the drawing
zoom, opened It and went In, followed
by Avery. The door closed, and for
a" moment Eaton could hear voices In
side the room Harriet Santolne's,
Sinclair's, Connery's. The conductor
then came "to the door of the drawing
room and sent the porter for water
anatciean iinen; .uaion neara me rip
of linen being torn, and the car be
.cnme filled with the smell of antl-
. . -- . - ., .
Ponald Avery came out of the draw
ing room and dropped Into the seat
across from Eatpn. He seemed deep
ly thoughtful so deeply. Indeed, as to
be almost unaware of Eaton's pres
ence. And Eaton, observing him,
again had the sense that Avery's ab
sorption was completely in conse
quences to himself of what was going
on behind the. door In how Basjl
Santolne's death, of contfcued exist
ence would affect the ,f orttfhes of Don
ald Avery. .
A long time passed how long, Ea
ton could not hav told; he noted
only that during it the shadows on
the snowbank outside the window ap
preciably changed their position. Fi
nally the door opened, a'nd Harriet
Santoine came out, paler t.han before,
and now not quite so steady.
Eaton rose as she approached
them; and Avery leaped vp, all con
cern and sympathy for her immedi
ately she appeared. He met her In
the aisle and took her hand.
"Was it successful, deifr?" Avery
She shut her eyes before she an
swered, and stood holding to the back
of a seat; then she opened her eyes,
saw Eaton and recognized him and
sat down in the seat where Avery had
"Doctor Sinclair says we will know
hi four or five days," she replied to
Avery; she tyrned then directly -to
Eaton. "He thought there probably
was a clot under the skull, and he
operated to find it and relieve it.
There was one, and we have done all
we can ; now we may only wait. Doc
tor Sinclair has appointed himself
nurse; he says I can help him, but
not Just yet. I thought you would
like to know."
"Thank you; I did want to know,"
Eaton acknowledged. He moved away
from them, and sat down in one of
the seats further down the'car.
Soon he left for his own car, and
as the door was closing behind him,
a sound came to his ears from the car
he just had left a young girl sud
denly crying in abandon. Harriet
Santoine, he understood, must have
broken down for the moment, after
the strain of the operation; and Ea
ton halted as though to turn back,
feeling the blood drive suddenly upon
his heart. Then, recollecting that he
had ho right to go to her, he went on.
Suspicion Fastens on Eaton.
Eaton found his car better filled
than it had been before, for the people
shifted from the car behind had been
scattered through the train. Keeping
himself to his section, he watched the
car and outside the windows for
signs of what Investigation Connery
and Avery were making. Whoever
had attacked Santoine must still be
upon the train, for no one could have
escaped through the snow. No one
could now escape. Avery and Connery
and whoever else was making invest!
gatioon with them evidently were not
letting anyone know that an investi
gation was being made. Eaton went
to lunch ; on his way back from the
diner, he saw the conductors with pa
pers in their hands questioning a pas
senger. They evidently were starting
systematically through the cars, exam
ining each person; they were making
the plea of necessity of a report to
the railroad offices of nrfmes.and ad
dresses of all held up by the stoppage
of the train.
Eaton started on toward the rear
of the train.
"A moment, sir!" Connery called.
Eaton halted. The conductor con
"Your name, sir?" Connery asked.
"Philip D. Eaton."
Connery wrote down the answer.
"I have no address. I was going
to a hotel in Chicago which one I
hadn't decided yet." f
"Where are you coming from?"
"That's hardly an address, Mr. Ea
"I can give you no address abroad.
I had no fixed address there.. I was
traveling most of the time. I arrived
"Your Name, Sir?" Connery Asked.
In Seattle by the Asiatic steamer and
took this train."
"Ah! you came on the Tamba
Connery made note of this, as he
bad made note of all the other ques
tions and answers. Then he said
something to the Pullman conductor,
who repUed in the same low tone;
what they said was not audible to
"Yon can tell us at least where
your family Is, Mr. Eaton," Connp.ry
"I have no family."
"I 1 have no friends.'
Connery pondered ?ocevera
ments. "The fir. ETlhtfa5'P
rence Hlllward. fo wEdm Tub elesnim
was addressed which -you i-lu'iued
this morning, your associate lid was
to have taken this train with you
will you give me his address?"
"I don't know HUlward's address."
"Give me the address, then, of the
man who sent the telegram."
"I am unable to do that, either."
Connery spoke ngain to the Pullman
conductor, and thy conversed Inau
dlbly for a minute. "That is all,
then," Connery said finally, v
He signed Ids name to the sheet
on which he had written Eaton's an
swers, and handed it to the 'PullmaD
conductor, who also signed It anu re
turned it to him; then they went on
to the passenger now occupying Sec
tion Four, without making any fur
Eaton told himself that there should
be no danger to himself from this in
quiry, directed against no one, but
Including comprehensively everyone
on the train. When the conductors
had left the car, he put his magazine
away and went into the men's com
partment to smoke and calm his
nerves. His return to America had
passed the bounds of recklessness;
and what a situation he would now be
In if his actions brought even serious
suspicions against him! He finished
his first cigar and was debating
whether to light another, when he
heard voices outside the car, and
opening the window and looking out,
he saw Connery and the brakeman
struggling through the snow and mak
ing, apparently, some search. Pres
ently Connery passed the door of the
compartment carrying something
loosely wrapped in a newspaper in
his hands. Eaton finished his cigar
and went back to his seat in the car.
As he glanced at the seat where
he had left his locked traveling bag,
he saw that the bag was no longer
there. It stood now between the two
seats on the door, and picking it up
and looking at it, he found it unfas
tened and with marks about the lock
which told plainly that 'it had been
He set it on the floor between his
knees and checked over Its contents.
Nothing had been taken, so far as
he could tell; for the bag had con
tained only clothing, the Chinese dic
tionary and the box of cigars, and
these all apparently were still there.
He had laid out the things on the
seat across from him while checking
them up, and now he began to put
them back in the bag. Suddenly he
noticed that one of his socks was
missing; what had been eleven pairs
was now only ten pairs and one odd
This disappearance of a single sock
was so strange, so bizarre, so per
plexing that unless it was acciden
tal he could not account for it at all.
No one opens a man's bag and steals
one sock, and he was quite sure there
had been eleven complete pairs there
earlier in the day. Certainly then, It
had been accidental: the bag had
been opened, Its contents taken out
and examined, and In putting them
back, one sock had been dropped un
noticed. The absence of the sock,
then, meant no more than that the
contents of the bag had been thor
oughly Investigated. By whom? By
the man against whom the telegram
directed to Lawrence Hillward had
Ever since his receipt of the tele
gram, Eaton as he passed through
the train in going to and from the
diner or for other reasons had been
trying covertly to determine which,
If anyone, among the passengers, was
the "one" who, the telegram had
warned him, was "following" him.
For at first he had interpreted It to
mean that one of "them" whom he
had to fearmust be on the train.
Later he had felt certain that this
could not be the case, for otherwise
any one of "them" who knew him
would have spoken by this time. Now
his suspicions that one of "them" must
be aboard the train returned.
The bag certainly had not been car
ried out the forward door of the car,
or he would have seen It from the
compartment at that end of the car
where he had sat smoking. The bag,
therefore, had been carried out the
rear door, and the man who had
nnnn,l It- If n nncconmr miiaf cflll
Eaton, refilling his cigar-case to
give his action a look of casualness,
got up and went toward the rear of
the train. A porter was still posted
at the door of the Santoine car, who
warned him to be quiet In passing
through. The car, he found, was en
tirely empty; the door to the drawing
room where Santoine lay was closed.
He went on Into the observation
car. A few men and women passen
gers here were reading or talking.
Glancing on past them through the
glass door at the end of the car, he
saw Harriet Santoine standing alone
on the observation platform. The
girl did not see him; her back was
toward the car. As he went out onto
the platform and the sound of the
closing door came to her, she turned
to meet him.
She looked white and tired, and
faint gray shadows underneath her
eyes showed where dark circles were
beginning to form.
"I am supposed to be resting," she
explained quietly, accepting him as
one who had the right; to ask.
"How is your father?'
"Just the same; there may be no
change, Doctor Sinclair says, for days.
It seems all so sudden and so ter
rible, Mr. Eaton."
Eaton, leaning against the rail be
side her and glancing at her, saw that
her lashes .were wet, and his eyes
dropped as they caught hers.
"They bave been investigating $he
vJTes; Don-'ld Mr. 'Avery, yon
know and the conductor &tfe been
working on It all day. They have
1 n qu.eJflBnlng the porter."
"Oh, f don't mean that they think
the porter had anything to do with
It ; but the- bell rang, you know."
"The bell from Father's berth. I
thought you knew. It rang some time
before Father was found some few
minutes before; the porter did not
hear it, but the pointer was turned
down. They nvp tested It, and it
cannot be jarred down or turned in
any way except by means of the
Eaton looked away from her, then
back again rather strangely, t
"Is that all they have learned?"
"No; they have .found the weapon."
"The weapon with which your fa
ther was struck?"
"Yes ; the man who did t seems not
to have realized that the train wus
stopped or at least that It would
be stopped for so long and he threw
It off the train, thinking, I suppose,
we should be miles away from there
by morning. But the train didn't
move, and the snow didn't cover it
up, and It was found lying against
the snow bank this afternoon. It cor
responds, Doctor Sinclair says, with
"What was it?"
"It seems to have been a bar of
metal of steel, they said, I think,
Mr. Eaton wrapped in a man's black
"A sock I" Eaton's voice sounded
strange to himself; he felt that the
blood had left his cheeks, leaving him
pale, and that the girl must notice it.
"A man's sock !"
Then he saw that she had not no
ticed, for she had not been looking
"It could be carried in that way
through the sleepers, you know, with
out attracting attention," she ob
served. Eaton controlled himself. "A
sock!" he said again, reflectively.
He felt suddenly a rough tap upon
his shoulder, and turning, saw that
Donald Avery had come out upon the
platform and was standing beside
him; and behind Avery he saw Con
ductor Connery. There was no one
else on the platform.
"Will you tell me, Mr. Eaton or
whatever else your name may be
what It is that you have been asking
Miss Santoine?" Avery demanded
harshly. "Harry, what has this man
been saying to you?"
"Mr. Eaton?" Her gaze went won
deringly from Avery to Eaton and
back again. "Why why, Don! He
has only been asking me what we had
found out about the attack on Fa
"And you told him?" Avery swung
toward Eaton. "You dog!" he mouth
ed. "Harriet, he asked you that be
cause he needed to know he had to
know! Harry, this Is the man that
Eaton's fists clenched; but sudden
ly, recollecting, he checked himself.
Harriet, not yet comprehending, stood
staring at the two; Jhen Eaton saw
the blood rush to her face and dye
forehead and cheek and neck as she
"Not here, Mr. Avery; not here!"
Conductor Connery put his hand on
Eaton's arm. "Come with me, sir,"
Eaton thought anxiously for a mo
ment He looked to Harriet Santoine
as though about to say something to
her, but he did not speak; instead, he
quietly followed the conductor. As
they passed through the observation
car Into the car ahead, he heard the
footsteps of Harriet Santoine and
Avery close behind him.
TO BE CONTINUED
EXECUTE 3 HE
Government's Answer to Opposi
tion Protests in Dail.
GUILTY OF CARRYING ARMS
Free State Officers Capture Rebel Doc
uments Showing That Irregulars
Intended to Destroy Communi
cation Throughout Ireland.
Dublin, Dec. 1. The government's
answer to the opposition protests In
the Dail Eireann was the execution of
three more rebels here. The men were
captured Oct. 30 after participating in
an attack on Orie. house, headquar
ters of the criminal Investigation de
partment They were tried by a court
martial on Nov. 14. The rebels exe
cuted were Joseph Spooner, caught
with a revolver; Patrick Farrell,
caught with a bomb, anil John Murphy,
caught with three bombs.
Rebel Documents Captured.
Minister of Defense Mulcahy an
nounced to the Dull that the Free
State forces had captured documents
showing the irregulars' intention of
destroying communications through
out Ireland within six weeks. Roads
were to be blocked, canals rendered
useless, railroads cut, railroad bridges
and stations destroyed and trains
Treaties and constitutions have
failed To jcpnvince many Irishmen, al
ways .suspicious of England, that the
old enemy Is really leaving. How
jejer, d Small ui vertisement In the
pining papers has awakened Dublin
to epprpachlng historic event A
lirtnf-4iccountants announces that all
eh.lmsT rifcalrist the lord lieutenant
Don't Be Penny Wise
and Pound Foolish
Don't think because you can get a
big can of Baking Powder for little
money that you are saving anything.
There's aaly One Way to
Save on Bake-Day, Use
It costs only a frac
tion of a cent for
You use less be
cause it contains
more than the ordi
The sales of Calumet
are over 150 greater
than that of any other
'teA KING POWTO
3T MAOE BYA Titus'
V CONTENTS 1 1 K
BEST BY TEST
3TJHE WORLD'S GREATEST BAKING POWDER
For Sale at your Dealer Made in five grades
ASK FOR THE YELLOW PENCIL WITH THE RED BAND
EAGLE PENCIL COMPANY, NEW YORK
must be presented Derore uec. o: -me
military unit makes a similar an
nouncement. All British to Leave.
The British evacuation of Dublin
will begin Dec. 12 and will be com
pleted before Christmas. No other
British are stationed in southern Ire
land except in the Pettigo and Beleek
sectors, which were occupied last
June. These will be evacuated on
Jan. 5 and will be reoccupled by the
SURVEY FAVORS 8-HOUR DAY
Harding, Reviewing Report, Says
Longer Period Has Outlived
New York, Dec. 2. The twelve-hour
day and the type of worker It pro
duces have outlived their usefulness
In American life. President Harding
declares, commenting on the report of
the committee on work periods in con
tinuous industry of the Federated
American Engineering Societies.
The committee, after two years of
investigation of more than forty con
tinuous industries, including steel and
iron, found that the twelve-hour day
was not an economic necessity. These
findings, President Harding says, rep
resent his "social viewpoint.'"
BRITAIN HALTS SCRAPPING
England to Wait Until the United
States Begins, Financial Secre
tary Tells Commons.
London, Dec. 1. Great Britain has
decided not to scrap any more war
ships until the United States and the
for the limitation of armaments made
at the Washington conference, have
scrapped their share. Commander
Eyre Monsell, Onanclal secretary to
the admiralty, announced in the
house of commons.
MAN WITH NEW GLANDS WINS
"Lifer" in California Prison, 73 Years
of Age, Winner of Thanks
San Quentin, Cal., Dec. 1. John
Ross, seventy-three, won the 50-yard
dash for men past sixty-five years of
age at the annual Thanksgiving Day
track and field meat at the state pris
on here. Ross underwent a gland
transplanting operation last year. Sev
en men condemned to death witnessed
BRITAIN REPAYS $132,000,000
That Arnpunt Has Been Received by
the 0. S. Since Last April,
London, Dec 1. Since April Great
Britain has paid the United States
'$30,500,000 inteerst and ?101,500,000 on
(principal of her debt. It was stated to
commons by3tanley Baldwin, chancel
lor of the exchequer. It has not been
decided whether the $50,000,000 paid
November 15 will apply on Interest or
principal, he added.
Six persons were killed when
two army airplanes collided
near Newport Newsg.
Pencil No. 174
Three moonshiDe stills were
captured and destroyed in the
southern end of Jefferson county
on the new cut road and two
A number of five-dollar- count
erfeit bills on the Resesve Bank
are in circulation in Louisville.
It is estimated that 75,000 peo
ple saw Harvard defeat Yale in
football by a score 10 to 5.
At the second dinner at the
White House Clemanceau almost
ignored Senator Lodge.
W. A- Coffey
Office Second Floor, Court Home,
West Side .Adjoining Court Room.
Grey Foxes. - - - $2.50.
W. S. Hodgen.
Res. Phose 13-B. Business Phone 13-A
Dr. J. N. Murrell
Try Old Taylor Twist;
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