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The arene at the opentii: of the atnry In
fetid In the lthrrr of an old worn out
oothern plantation, Jkno is the linr-
fnr. Th plnre '.a to to Bol'l. arid l
tory ,nrt that cf the owner, th
U)'flu 'ron6liftW. t tmsinena mun. R
.rner known an P.lnii!n. imd
3 nrp, fHiirer. whon Ufvniilhnl Wayne
;t)ipn fniilv. miiUf-n hla ptwnran-
lry tfl) how he klpt1' the boy. ' Nn
llixnlnl ferrln huy Hip Unrnny. hut O'O
Cf'ilnin?-;! dfuy.nny p.uwkiirt 'of tb
Yairy to Kf-'-p HHuniUnl. t.'Bplaln
tirrll, frtnnd nf lh.. .iiintnrln, n
prm RnC! nwK qiirtLcina Hbout Oia Bnr
n. TroiiWu. at frrt.;ti Hill, whpo Mailt
bi"!J )n kitimiiu-il jv L)ave Itlouiit. Ol
tn M'jrrcll'H aicent. i Vf.r.ry. ovrtnka
J iount, Blvr him a thraahlnK and f.-urc
hV. .VftlCV BPPH1H tfJ'JIO. Suuiie
Jalaattw er.il 'a dlaclinrvil with c.vMa ff
tii n!:iinli:f., .d'tty M.ilroy. a frlj-rn) nf
Ih I'VrTiij'';.' Iih etir.-ountcr wil'r Clip
in Murr)l. iio fon-c IiIh attenU'-'iia on
bt, anil la ratH'i by I'.riuo 'nrrlntn.
itt aj-tH (nit fur hiT 'rcmiPHiife Imme.
CarrtnKiatt flia the aaflife 'tK. Vanev.
nd liannib.'il iaaipear. wn.n Murrcll on
thlr tfall.' H'nnniltni trrtvwa at Mie it.e
of Judire 'Itx-urn J'rtt-n. Tl) Judwe recoe
ti(a In ihi' WrV, the KTHiiilxon of an old1
lima friend, Murrt'll urrtvt-a ot Jiidso's
lnni. . Cavendish ' fiimily on raft rew-iWI
Vancy, who la aTiiiirtiit'y deiid. f'rlce
trHlia Jail. Hetty and Cnrflnrton crrtve
t Belle I-'inin. Hannlbal'a rill diaclimes
tNinia alartiinir tbinsa to tho Juilse. Ilan
BlbaJ and botty meet again. Murrell or
rtvaa In. Heile I'iain. la rlyl'-S f,,r hl
itakea Yancy awakes from long drentn
Mia aleea on board the raft. Jinltfn Prion
aiakea stunlinR dlscoverlos In louiiini? up
(u5 tltlea. Chariey Norton, a youni
)iantr, who amista tha judK. la tnya
ri(unly a.ssritlted. Norton informa C'ar
f1rirton that Hetty hna promised to mnrry
Jim. Norton la mysleriuualy a Inn. Mori)
.tht on Murrell'a plot., lie plana uprls-
S of negroes. Jud(,' Frlca, wllh Hanni
iiiX vlatla Betty, end alia keeps tha boy
M companion. In a atroll Hetty takes
Yrtlh Hrlnnibal thy meet Hess Hicks,
fU(fhter of th overseer, wlio. warns
Aitty of dtiriRRr and counsels her to
Uv Kelln I'iain at once. Betty, terrl-
y their carriage It atoppej by Slonson,
Bu, acta on li' advice, and on their
the tavern keeper, and a confederate, ana
!8ttT and Hannibal are made prisoner.
5'he pair are taken to Hlcka' cabin, In an
Jrnoat. tnacceaalbl spot, and thera Muv
rll vlalta Betty ad reveals hie part In
the plot and hla object Hetty eptirna
bta proffered love and the Interview is
anded hv h arrival of Ware. terriflKl
at poaaible outcome of the crime. JudKe
frnoe, Dearinjy ox uie anuuciion, vt8.ua au-
rha Judga Takes Charge.
All work on the plantation nn3
stopped, and tno hundreds of slaves
men, women and children were gath
r4 about the hou6e. Among these
snoTed the mesibers of the dominant
race. The Judge would have attached
fclinself to the first group, but he
heard a whispered question, and the
"Miss Mrtlror"a lawyer."
Clearly It was not for him to mix
with these outsiders, these curiosity
eekers. He crosced the lawn to the
ibouBo, and mounted the steps. In the
doorway was big Steve, while groups
ef men stood about In the hall, the
bum of busy purposeless talk pervad
tn the place. Tho judge frowned
This was all wrong.
"Has Mr. Ware returned from Mem
jihls?" he asked of Steve.
"No. sah; not yet."
"Then show me Into the library
aid the Judge with bland authority
surrendering his hat to the butler,
"Come along, Mahaffyl" he added
They entered the library, and the
Judge motioned Steve to' close the
door. "Now, toy, you'll kindly ask
thoae people to withdraw you may
ay It Is Judge Price's orders. Allow
no one to enter the house unless they
Jjve business with me, or- as I send
for them you understand? After you
have cleared the house, you may
bring me a decanter of ctirn whisky
top a bit you niay ask the sheriff
to step here."
"Yes, sah." And Steve' withdrew.
The Judge drew au easy-chair up to
the flat-topped desk that stood in the
center of the room, and seated him-
"Are you going to make this the
xcuae for another drunk, Price? if
o, I feel the greatest contempt lor
you," said Mahaffy sternly. .
The Judge winced at this.
"Youi have made a regrettable
choice of words, Solomon," he urged
"Where's your feeling for the boy?"
"Here!" tsald the Judge, with an elo
quent gesture, resting his hand on his
"If you let whisky alone, I'll believe
jrou; otherwise what I have said must
The door opened, and the eheiirr
touched into the room. He was chew
ing a long w heat straw, and his whole
appearance was one of troubled weak
ness. "Morning," ha said briefly.
"Sit down sheriff," aud the Judg
rndUated L week seat for the official
In a distant coiner. "Have you learned
nythir g?" he asked.
The sheriff shook bis head.
"'.Shut you tumii.g all these neigh
bors out of doora for?" he questioned.
"'Ve don't want people tracking in
tut out the hou.se, sheriff. Important
vidisiice mr.y ba destroyed. I propose
xanii!ttig th slaves first aoe that
Euet wtta your approval?" v ,
4Ote. I've talluM with theu(j they
Con't know nothing," said the shertfi.
"M (ma Liu't know nothing."
'i nk i.. V M v'
"Please God, we may yet pat our
fingers on some villain who does,"
tali the Judge.
Outside 'U was noised about that
Juile Price had' taken matters tn
band he-wag the old fellow who had
been warned to keep hla mouth shut,
and who Imd never ; stopped talking
sltir. A crowr) rnllpcted beyond the
library windows and feasted, its eyes
on tho back of tbla hero's bald head.
Oue by one the house servants woro
ushered Into the Judge's presence.
First he Interrogated little Steve, who
had pone to Mitts Uetty'ti door that
morning to roiis her,' as was tils' cus
torn. "Neil ho fexamlnvd JltU.y's niald;
thdn tli cook, and yaflous house serv.
1. nt 8, w ho had nothing .special to tell.
ilmt'told it at considerably length; and
lastly btg -Sieve. '''-" ' '
"Stop a -bl6,". the Judge suddenly in
terrupted the butler in the.. tuldst. of
his narrative. "Does the overseer Stl:
ways come up-to the fc.ob.se .Hhe tlrst
thing In the morning?"
'Why, not exactly, sah, but he come
up this mo'nlng, sah. He Was talking
to me at the back cf the' house, when
the women run out with the word that
Missy was done gone away."
"He Joined in the search?"
"When was Miss Malroy seen last?"
asked the Judge.
"She and the young gemmnn you
fotched heah were soon In the gyar
den along about sundown. I seen them
"Tbey had had supper?"
"Who Bleeps here?"
"Just little Steve and three of the
women; they sleeps at the back of
the house, sah."
"No sounds were heard during the
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"Hicks Says Misa Malroy's Eeeti Acting Queer 61nco Charley
"I'll Bee tho overseer what's hla
name? Hlcka? Suppose you go for
him!" said the Judge, addressing the
The sheriff was gone fro.ui the room
only a few moments, aud returned
with the information that Hicks was
down at the bayou, which was to be
"Why?" inquired the Judge,
"HlcliS says Misa Malroy's been act
ing mighty queer ever since Charley
Norton was shot diBtractcd like! He
says he noticed it, and that Tom Ware
' How does he explain the boy's dis
appearance?" "He reckons she throwed herself In,
and the boy tried to drug her out, like
he naturally would, and got drawed
"Humph! I'll trouble Mr. Hicks to
tep here," said the Judge quietly.
'There's Mr. Carrlngton, and a
couple of btrangers outside who've
been asking about Miss Malroy and
tho boy; seema like the Btrangers
knowed her and him buck yonder lu
No'th Carolina," said the tiheriff as ho
"I'll them." The fchtrirt atai
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from the room and the Judge dismissed
the servantR, , .....
"Well, what do you think. Price?"
asked Mahaffy anxiously when they
"Rubbish! Take niy word for' it,
Solomon, this blow la leveled at me.
I have been too forward In my at
tempts; to suppress .the rnrtiivnl of
crime that Is raging through, . west
Tennessee. You'll observe . that Miss
Malroy disappeared at a moment
when the public Is . djspo.-ed to J.hlnk
Bho'bas retained' uie as ner legal ad
viser; probably she will be set at' lib
erty when she agrees to drop the-matter
'of ..-Norton's murder! " As for the
boy, they'll use him to compot"rr).y"fl'l
lence and. Inaction.'.' Tha JudgA took
a'lotig breath. "Yet .thtirej remains o,tyj
point wfiore the boy Is con,cGrn Xhat
completely b a files me. If we "knew
Just a little more" of hla antecedents
it might cause jne to make a startling
and radical move." . ..
Mnbaffy was clearly.not impressed
by ihev vaguo-vgeerallUea In which
tho Judge was dealing.
"There you go,:Prlcei as usual, try
ing to convince yourself 4hat you are
the center of everything!" he said, In
a tone of much exasperation. "Let's
get down to business! What does this
man Hicks mean by hinting at. sui
cide? You saw Miss Malroy yester
day?" "Y'o'u have put your linger on a
point of some significance," said the
Judge. "She bore evidence of the
shock and loei she had sustained;
aside from that she was quite as she
has always been."
"Well, what do you want to see
Hicks for? What do you expect to
learn from him?"
"I don't like his Insistence on the
Idea that Miss Malroy is mentally un
balanced. It's a question of some
delicacy the law, sir, fully recog
nizes that, it seems to me he Is over
anxious to account for her disappear
ance la a munner that can compro
mise no one."
The Judge Finds Allies.
They were interrupted by the open
ing of the door, and big Steve admit
ted Carrlngton and the two men of
whom the sheriff had spoken.
"A shocking londltion of affairs,
Mr. Carrlngton! said tho Judge by
way of greeting.
"Yes," said Carrlngton shortly.
"You left these parts Boiue time ago,
I believe?" coutlnued the Judge.
"The day before Norton was shot.
I had started home for Kentucky, t
heard of his 6eath when I reached
Randolph on the second bluff," ex
plained Carrlngton, from whose cheeks
the weather-beaten bloom bad faded.
He rented his hand on the edge or
the desk and turned to the men who
had followed him Into the room. "This
Is the gentleman you wish to see," he
said, and stepped to oue of tho wln-
4ows; H overlooked the terrace
A i If M
whire ho had said good-by to Hetty
scarcely a week: before.
The two men Isad. paused by the
door. They now advanced. One wss
gaunt and haggard, his face disfigured
by a great red scar;' tho other was t
shock-headed individual who moved
with a shambling gait. Roth carried
rifle and both were "dressed In coar
homespun. , . ,
"Morning,' sir," er.ld the man wit
tho scar. "Yancy's "tny name, and
this gentleman 'lows ( he'd rather bs
known now as Mr. Cavendish." 1
The Judge, started -to his fee'.
. .. "Uob. Yancy?" he cried.
' "Ycq,. fjlr. 'that'a jsue." Tha Judge
pasted nimbly trotind the desk and
'shook the Scratch-Hlller warmly by
the hand, "Where's , my; nevvy, sir?
'what's all this about hlra and Mtss
rtty?" .Yancy's soft drawl was sud
denly eager. ' ' ; ' .-
..' "Please God we'll' recover hiai
soon!" Baid .the Judge. . : -
By the window ; Carrlngton moved
Impatiently. No harm could come to
the boy, but Betty a shudder went
through him, ,
"They've stolen him." Yancy spoke
with conviction. "I reckon they've
started back to No'th Carolina with
him only . that don't explain w hat's
come of Mtss Betty, does it?" and he
droppedU"ather helplessly Into a chair.
"Bob are Just getting off a sick bed.
He's been powerful porely in conse
quence of having his head laid open
and then being throwed luto 'the 101k
river, where I fished him out," ex
plained Cavendish, who 6tlll contin
ued to regard the Judge with unmixed
astonishment, first cocking his shaggy
head on one side and then on the
other, hla blenched eyes narrowed to a
silt. Now and then he favored the
austere Mahaffy with a fleeting
glance. He seemed Intuitively to nn
derstand the comradeship of their
"Mr. Cavendish fetched me here on
his raft. We tied up to the Bho' this
morning. It was there we met Mr.
Carrlngton I'd knowed him slightly
back yonder in No'th Carolina," con
tinued Yancy. "He said I'd find Han
nibal with you. I was counting a heap
on seeing my nevvy."
Carrlngton, no longer able to con
trol himself, swung about on his heel.
"What's been done?" he asked, with
fierce repression. "What's going to be
done? Don't you know that every
second is precious?"
"I am about to conclude my Inves
tigations, sir," said the Judge witfc
Carrlngton stepped to the doof.
After all, what was there to expect of
these men? Whatever their interest.
It was plainly centered In the boy. He
passed out Into the hall.
As the door closed on him the Judge
turned again to ti Scratch Hiller.
"Mr. Yancy, Mr. Mahaffy and I hold
your nephew In the tendorest regard;
he has been our constant companion
ever since you were lost to him. In
this crisis you may rely upon ua; we
are committed to his recovery, no
matter what it Inyolves." The Judge's
tone was one of unalterable resolu
tion. .. . .. , , .
"I reckon you-all have been mighty
good and kind to him," said Vancy
"We have endeavored to be, Mr.
Yancy Indeed I had formed the reso
lutlon legally to adopt him should you
not come to claim him. I should have
given him my name,, and made him
my heir. His education has already
begun under my supervision," and the
judge, remembering the high use to
which he had dedicated one nl Peg
loe's trade labels, fairly glowed wltn
"Think of that!" murmured Yancy
softly. He was deeply moved. So was
Mr. Cavendish, who was girted with
a wealth of ready sympathy. He
thrust out a hardened hand to the
"Shake!" he said. "You're a heap
better than you look." A thin ripple
of laughter escaped Mahaffy, but the
Judge accepted Chills and Fever's
proffered hand. He understood that
here was a simple genuine soul.
"Price, isn't It important for us to
know why Mr. Y'.ancy thinks the boy
has been taUen back to North Caro
lina?" said Mahaffy.
"Just what kin Is Hannibal to you,
Mr. Yancy?" asked the Judge result
ing his seat.
"Strictly speaking, he ain't none.
That he come to live with me Is all
owing to Mr. Crenshaw, who's a good
man when left to himself, but tea
got a wife, so a body may say he never
is loft to hlmseir," began Yancy; and
then briefly he told tho story of the
woman and the child much as ho had
told It to Illadeu lit the Barony tha
day of General Qulntard's funeral.
The Judge, his back to file light and
his face la shadow, restod his left el
bow on the desk and with his nil a
sunk In his palm, followed 'he Scratch
Miller's narrative lt!) the closest
(TO MX CONT1MUCUJ
NO HEAT IN ELECTRIC STOVE
Small Kitchen Not Made Uncomfort
able In Warmest Weather Madn
of Heavy Sheet Copper.
A combination electric stove anJ
flii'less cooker has been patented by
Kansas man. It Is snld to use elec
tric heat ofly and to give of? prac-tlt-ar.y
no heat In a room. Tho stove
Is hi upright form and the cooker has
tin opening Into the oven Instead cf
t the top. Tho oven Is made of
heavy sheet copper with joints doublo
Handy Electric Stove.
learned and soldered outside and tho
heat to the current Is applied di
rectly to the radiator In the oven. It
is claimed that in 15 to 30 minutes
enough heat can bo accumulated In
this radiator to cook for a half a day
I In apartments a stove of this type
would bo ideal, both because of being
firelesB und because it does not give
off so much heat that a small kitchen
is made almost unlivable In warm
WARNS OF DRIFTING ICEBERG
Apparatus Just Invented Registers
One Thousandth Degree Change
In the Temperature.
An electric Iceberg detector Is the
invention of Professor BarneB, and
It takes the form of a particularly
delicate thermometer, which records
changes in temperature to so minute
a point as one-thousandth of a degiee
This Instrument can be carried at
tached to a ship's hull, but under wa
ter, and would record the tempera
ture of the water on a dial which
may be placed In any convenient spot
In the ship the bridge, the chart
room or the captain's cabin.
By watching the temperature of
the water, as recorded on this dial
the ship's navigators would be able
to tell when an iceberg is being ap
proached and nlso to compute with
considerable accuracy its distance
from the ship. So gigantic is an Ice
berg that it will cool the water around
it for a distance of several miles, and
the iceberg detector, in favorable cir
cumstances, will begin to givo lta
warning at a distance of ten miles.
SIGNAL LAMP ON HIS GLOVE
Assists Automobile Driver In Notify.
Ing Vehicles Back of Him When
Turning or Stopping.
A wave of the hand may serve the
aut.omobllo driver at night in notify
ing vehicles "behind that he desires to
turn out or stop, if a glove with an
electric lamp mounted upon it Is made
use of, says tho Popular Electricity.
Signal Lamp on Glove.
The inventor is Charles A. Schlndler,
West Iloboken, N. J. The lamp, In
closed by a transparent caver, la se
cured to tho back of tha glove. Flex
ible wires from the lamp connect to a
buttery and current is turned on by
bringing the contacts on the thumb
and first linger together.
Telephones In Jerusalem.
The latest bit of enterprise In the
Holy Land In the beginning of a tele
phone system over the city of Jeru
salem. For tho first tlmo In all Hs
long history, tho Holy City hrftra the
tinkle. of the telephone bell. The hew
courthouse at Jerusalem has been
connected with the old serat, and the
system is to bo txtended until llrst all
fTtclal points and then b. slnesa
houses and residences are supplied
Aid Dirigible Balloon.
Lessening the number of shafts and
KurH in a dirigible balloon, a German
inventor drives h!s propellers with
close connected motor, taking power
from u gasoline englno driven Heel lie
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Capillary Electrometer Notes fcvery
Flutter of Rrd's Tiny Organ
How It Worked,.
A bird may have the frequency fif
Its heart beats recorded by what Is
known to scientists as a capillary
electrometer. It is a fact, though the
meaning !s not sufficiently understood,
that the electrical changes nccotn
pauytng all muscular activity, and
therefore that of the heart, produce
in tho case of heartw of mammals,
birds tind certain, If not all repUb'".
two electric floItlB, one of which Per
vades ths anterior and the other the
posterior part of the body. ' '
In order to record tha rate at which
the fields appear and dlsippcar. ns de
scribed by Florence Buchanan, I). Se.,
In a lecture delivered to the Oxford
University Junior Scientific club, a
erot Is selected in each, e. g-. the
c.outh'and One of the legs of the bird
and a good conductor of electricity
(such as wood or thread soaked In
salt' water) connected to these points.'
The ends of tho conductors dip. Into
two basins o' Bait water. Conductors
from the twe basins then lt ;id to .the
terminals ot a capillary electrometer.
a nno glass tube drawn out to a rew
thousands of a millimeter diameter:
and filled with mercury.,' .
Tljn open end of the capillary tit
dips Into a diluted solution of sul
phuric acid w'uich enters ss far a tiio -'
mercury ru-rn'its. As 1 1. . mercury be.
comes alternately -posU'rc tftid nega
tive to tho. soIiuMon, .' owing ,to Jim.
changing fields set up by. th" heart -beats.
It moves -Ward . or fi om tln
solution, .respectively. ''....
Thest! little" movements, up and .
down, of the mercury column, are
tlmn photographed on a moving slide
traveling at a predetermined rate past
the mercury column, and the little in
dulatione or waves shown on the de
veloped plate constitute the exact rec
ord of the number of heart beats in
a given periodPopular Electricity.
FIRST TELEPHONE IN 1861
Philip Reis Made Hla Receiver
Shape of Human Ear Mouth
piece Covered With Skin.
Although Alexander Bell is gener
ally accepted as tho inventor of the
telephone, 1S7G, records sho that the
Idea of talking at a distance by
means of electricity w'as worked upon
The First Telephone.
by Philip Reis In 18C1, says the Pop
ular Mechanics. This scientist madp
his receiver in the form of the human
ear, and tha mouthpiece had an end
covered with gold-beater's skin.
The telegraph system of F.quador
extends over G.340 kilometers and has
sixty exchanges and branch offices In
An electrically operated device for
analyzing and registering the quality
of furnace gases Is a recent French
To save the. use of the wires on
electric lines a South Dakota man has
invented an insulator with a spring
clip In a Blot.
Magneto ipniti.on, Instead of . tho
troublesome battery, has removed the
last objection to the gasolene engine
for farm work.
. For children an electric automobile,
has been built With a one-half horse
power motor and a speed limit of
four miles an hour.
Electrical apparatus which accur
ately determines the rango and tone
of human voices has been invented
by a German woman.
Tests by French naval officers have
indicated that the waves fa wireless
telegraphy travel at a rale of nearly
200,000 miles a second.
Shnuld the bulb bo broken In a new
electric lamp for use In mines a spring
cuts off the current mid averts the
danger of gas being Ignited.
While tho use of electrical machin
ery in Loudon factories baa more than
doubled In tho last ten years, the num
ber of accidents has not increased.
The torse-car system of Constantin
ople, operating 30 miles of track, Is
ttbout to be electritled. Tho city is
also to have telephones and t lectrlc
A lithographing concern uscb an
electric dough mixer for mixing ink.
And a banking house uses an electric
flattron to press out water soaked
Since the English city of Birming.
ham bought out the local electric,
company nine years ao tho consump
tion of electricity has Increased more
thru eight fold.
Copenhagen Is to be supplied with,
current generated at Trulilmttan, Nor
way, the trapsmlsslon being accom
pllshed by the means ot a submarine,
cable, which la a novelty in Its way.
For cleaning doors a New York l
veincr has patented an electric ma
chine which applies water to a floor
and scrubs It us it is pushed forward
M.id picks up tlio hoilod water as It is
'i n iv ti tint k.
o TmT) r