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THE HOUSE OF
Br MUREDITH NICHOLSON
Aoihor l "THF. nil fHOlCt." ZELDA
CHAPTER XIII. Continued.
"Yhr, and hi hit dip over the head
wi'h a rhi!). It was his Indiscretion,
sir. li' wanted to go through the 11
liraiy i;i l-rcad daylight, and It wasn't
any n.;o. anyhow. There's nothing
' r;ut I don't like the looks of this
-1il!(i:;:ijt. .Yojgan's sick and out of
his I'e-id. Hut a fellow like Morgan
isn't l!S-"c:y to Fluwt himself accident
aV.y. a;.d now that it's done the work's
RtTpic- and the time 13 rumiln? on.
What t'.a you think Glenarm sus
T?ct3?" "I cr. .:'l (!!. Fir. hut yiiahty little.
I s'.i.v.iNJ v-ay. The shot"throui;h the
nir, I ;t,- llio C"?t night hf was here
So.;iioi f sV.ae him a trifle, but he's
c,.i!:e settled lu r.ow. I should say,
sir. T!i;,r s'.iot ot Morgan's was a
c:-'it aki". Tho young gentleman
Ufc't to he f.ishtend away as easily
'.Ver;.'n's a fool. Hut what Is Glen-a-m
Uir:?? He probably doesn't sjH'nd
miicli t.' i:e on this sidi of the fence
tjiwsn't ha ant the chapel. I fancy?"
" 'Lord. i!o! 1 l::ml!y s'lspect the
y .'i.r. ; cnt'c nian Jt' lieius a praying
" Yoj haven't seen him prowling
a!- i:t the l.ou-:e analyzing the archi-tvt-turt
"Not a hit of it. sir! lie hasn't, I
should Fay. what his revered prand
latber o"ed the analytical n ind."
riokerius staiujH'd his feet tijion the
paved orrh floor In a way that I rc
n".fii':red of old. It marked a con
clusion, find prtlu'ied twrious mis
tak?s. New, I!:ies, he said with a ring
of aiiti- .-'iy and siKv.kine lit a louder
key thaa he had yet i:s"tl. 'it's your
rl'ity v.'U r rircnnisi acres to help
tKscrvcr the hiddet assets of the es
tate. We've nut to pluck the mystery
fro:u tfctt ari l::ter'. :ral monster over
th re, -rid the time for doing It i:i
fchert i:;o.;;h. Mr. Glenarm was a
rich ti:uj. To :ny own knowledge he
had a co;i,i!e of millions, and he
couldn't have jMTit it all on that
house. He reduced his bank account
to a few thousand dollars and swept
out his safety deposit boxes with a
tiroom heiore his last trip to Ver
mont. He didn't die with the stuff in
his cl-.ithes. did he?"
"Lord bless me. no, sir! There was
little etioush cash to bury him, with
you out of the country and me alone
"He was a crank and I suppose he
pot a lot of satisfaction out of burying
his money. Hut this hunt for It Isn't
funny. I supposed of course we'd dig
It. up before 01-narm Rot here or I
shouldn't have been In such a hurry
to send. for him. But It's over there
somewhi're In the grounds. There
must bo a plan of the house that
would help. Ml give you a thousand
dollars tho day you wire me you have
found any sort of clue."
"Tha:ik you, sir."
"I don't want thanks. I want
the money or securities, or whatever
It fa I've got to ;;o back to my car
Dow, aud you'd better skip home You
need't tell your y junu mustr that
I've tifH bete"
I was trln; hard to remember, a
I St. Mid theie with cietiebi d bunds out
side t!.e r!;ap"l pirrli. that Arthur
!"i k; ; lr. 4 liauio m wtltten In the
l.st of d'.i'eetfis of one of the 1.1'i'-..t
tn.st en -liiatiies In Aiueilia and that
). lei!tf'Cll It the tll.lM ek'!;x:ve
1'ihs l:i Ni'W Yot.i. 1 had isci;i out
lor my v. u I U uitil only ait Imenies
t:-r 111 V ri.lil.i'l Jacket. (Hid I Hill
Mioinii-.'l.'y (1,11'ed by the i-.dd mint
I .u-i -)w; :icilit(. too, an llilier col l
r I reti"-le lip hi the grtt-d and pet
Mi e;i an e ve "U Mot can," said
.it ri !
A:. 1 ! e eiiuf .l r.tiat you wrile or
i. lain. sir.
Hut I d
U pl.-.i.-.e, H! "
"V. e'.; ."' de::r:iid. d Jt-ke.lni! Ili pa
" I'll it .'. M shuiitj call at the house.
It wii;i!1 h i k lather stiaiw to the
y n;tii; :;e:it!,Mi!iin if you'd come to til.
Agatha's Mini not see hiru."
' I hav- .i t the blihtest errand with
him. Au.1 besides i haven't lime. If
be leanui thai I've been here you may
3y that my luinlne.-s was with Sister
The'eia aid that I regretted erv
miii li not havini; 'lie tippoitunity to
call on him."
The Irony of this was not lost on
Hates, ho chuckled softly. I lo came
out into the open mid turned uway to
ward I he liliuann gate. Ticketing
liassed tue, s: near tbbl 1 In I l: lit have
put out my baud an torn bed him, and
In a moment I iiouid the caniati
drive o!T lapidly towuid the village.
I he-.rJ H.H.s runiiiiiif home our
the st.o-.v a::1 IlsteueJ to the clutter of
llic i::.i 'e buck us It buio li seilr.;
b.. 'k to An;iMid,tle.
TI.e.i out i f the depths of the chapel
j.( - ! ei,t i.f the depths of lime and
r ev -. it se 'te.ed, so daxed 1 stood
; , lo ifilr toward m.
snmo onn ll(tht of foot like a wnmsn,
ran down th wulk a llttlo wy Into
th fog and paused.
An exclamation hroko from mo.
"Kavcsdropplng for two!" It w
the vole.! of Olivia. "I'd tko prtt
good care of myself If I were you,
Hinlre Olonarm! tiiod night!"
"l!ivd by!" I fal'ited. ns she Sped
afly In the mist toward St. Agatha's.
The Girl In Gry.
My first thtfuxht was to find tha
crypt door and returil through the tun
nel befoie Hates could reach the
house. The chaM-l was open, and by
light Iiige matches I found my way to
the map and panel. I slipped through
and closed the opening; then ran
thnAigh the passaco with gratitude to
the generous builder who had given it
a clear floor and an ample roof. In
my haste I miscalculated Its length,
pitching headlong into the steps un
der the trap beneath Glenarm House
at a gait that sent me sprawling. In
a moment more I had jammed the trap
Into place and was running up the cel
lar steps, breathless, with my cap
smashed down over my eyes.
I heard Bates entering at the rear
and knew that I had won the race
by a scratch. There was but a mo
ment In which to throw my coat and
enp under the ellvtin In the library,
slap the dust from my clothes and
seat my self at the great table where
the candles blazed tranquilly.
Hates' step was as steady as ever
1 imm mw
"I'd Take Pretty Good Care of Myself
there was not the slightest hint of
excitement In It as he came and
stood within the door.
"Beg pardon. Mr. Glenarm, did you
wish anything, sir?"
"Oh, no, thank yju. Bates."
"I had stepped down to the village,
sir, to sM-ak to the grocer. The eggs
he sent this mornirg were not quite
up to the mink. 1 warned him not to
send any of the storage article to this
"That's right, Hates." I folded my
arms to hide n.y hands, which were
biaek from contact with the pussage.
and faced my nnui servant. My re
spect for his rascally powers bad In
creased Immensely since he gave mo
my cifiee A ronu st with so clever
a iit;iie was win lb while.
"I'm giateful fur your care of me.
Hates I had expected lo ierfsh of
il.sroii, furl out here, but you are treat
liig me like a bird "
"Thank ou. Mr. Glenarm. I do
hat I can. sir "
lie broiuht fienh candles for the
t.ilile ramleUhi a, going about w ith his
al l U.ilolle'd luil !. , Ktep. I felt a
cold hill cn-cp down my spine us he
pasi." I 1m )!nd tne on tliene errands.
His transition from the role of cm
s;i:tor to that of my flawless ferv
atit was almost too ailIUit.
I dinmls-iej him hi ipilekly as p;isl
ble. and lli.lened lo his step through
the balls as be went about hxking the
deors. The p, king up process had
rather bored Hie lH-l.ie; tonight I lis
tened with Intercut for ewry sound.
When I heard Hates dumbing to his
own quartets I ijuietly went the
rounds of my own uccoiint und found
t-v erj thing n tight as a drum.
I was Hied enough to fcleep when I
went to my room, und after an event
less night woke to a clear day aud
"l m going to tske a little run Into
the village. Bates." I remarked at
"Very good, sir."
"If Htiy should call 1 11 be back la
an hour or so."
I really bud an errand in the village.
I wished to visit the hardware store
und b iy some csit ridges, tmt Bicker
lugs presence In the community was
a uistui bliig factor In my mind. I had
resolved to get slfcbt of Mill U) Hurt
him. If j.on.ilble, and see how a man
whime schemes were Bo dep looked
lu the light of day.
As I left llw grounds and gained
the highway Sloddud fell In with ms
"Well, Mr. r.leiiaiiii, I'm glad to e
you abroad so early. With that 11
hmry of yours the temptation must
a man's got to subject tiilniself to th
sun and wind. Kveti a good welting
now and then Is salutary."
"I Iry to get out every day," I an
swered. "But I've thlcfly limited my
self Id my own grounds."
An ancient omnibus, filled with
young women passed at a gallop,
bound for Hie statlo'i, and wo took ofT
"Christmas holidays." explained tho
chaplain. "I'ractlcHlly all the students
"Lucky kids, to have homes with
Christmas trees. I envy them."
"I suppose, Mr. Tickeilng got away
last night?" he observed, sftid my
pulse quickened at the name.
"I haveu't seen him yet," t an
swered. "Then of course he hasn't gone!"
and these words, uttered in the big
clergynian'8 deep f ines, scented whol
ly plausible. There was, to be sure,
nothing so unlikely as that Arthur
Pickering, executor of my grandfath
er's estate, would com to Glenarm
without seeing me.
"Sister Theresa told me this morn
ing he was there. He called on her
and Miss IVvercux last night. I
haven't seen him myself. I thought
possibly I might run Into him In the
village. Ills car's very likely on Ue
If I Were You, Squire Glensrm."
"N'o doubt we shall find him there,"
I answered easily.
The Annandale Nation presented
an appearance of unusual gaiely when
we reached the main street of the
village. There, to - sure, lay tho
private car In the aiding, and on the
platform was a group of 2n or more
girls, w ith several o? the brown habit
ed Sisters of St. Agatha. There was
something a li 1 1 lo fnn-lgn In the pic
ture; the girls In their bright color!
talking gaily, the SUlers in their som
ber garb hovering about, suggestlnt
Franco or Italy rather than Indians.
We stepped upon the platform. Th
private car lay on the opposite side
of the station, having been switched
into a siding of tne cast and west
road I'lekeitng vss certainly get.
ting on. There Is something wholly
regal In a private car. Any one may
boast a catboat and call It a yacht;
but there Is no known sill.stitutluti fot
a private car. As I lounged aero
the platform with Stoddard, I Irkering,
came out into the vestibule of his car,
followed by twolu.Jies and an elderly
gentleman. They Ml descended and
Lean a promenade on the plank
Picketing saw me an Instant later
and hurried up with outntietchcd
"This Is l-uleed good fortune' e
dropped off here last nlglit rather tin
cxpei teiily lo test a hot box and
should have been picked up by the
early express for Chicago; but there
was a miscarriage of orders some
where and wo now have to wait for
the nine o'clock, and It's late, if I'd
known how much behind It was 1
should have run out to sen you. How
are thing going?"
"As smooth as a whistle! It really
inn t so bad wlo u you face It. Aud the
fi t Is I iu actually at work."
"That s s.-lcndld. Tho year w'il go
fast enough, never fear. 1 supHue
you pintt for a little human km let y
now aud then. A man can ion r strik
the right medium hi su h tUngs. In
New York wo are all rurhed to death.
I sometimes feel that I'd like a llttitt
rustication myself. I get nervous, aud
working for coi potation u wearing.
The old gcutlemau (here is Tailor,
piealdeut of the Mid Western and
Southern. Tho ladies are his wife and
a friend of her. I'd like lo Introduce
ou " Mo tan his eye over my t oidu
roys and leggings In amiable serept
anre of my rusticity. He had not la
year addressed me so pleasantly.
4T.I Ilk. '4J I IKtLU.i
F' - I 'I.
ABOUT YOUR PIANO
IT NEEDS CARE TO KEEP IT !N
Dampnesi Quickly Affect the Tone -Don't
Keep It Closed a the
Key Will Turn Yellow.
The piano Is an Instrument requir
ing almost as muct) attention to keep
in good working order as the human
body. A great deal of care and skill
have entered Into Its manufacture and
In order to keep It In effective con
dition some point suggested by a
maker of forty years' exwrleuce may
he worth noting.
In the first place a piano can not
keep Its tone in a da.np place; damp
ness rusts both strings and tuuiug
pins an 1 also causes the felt on the
hammers and dampers to swell, thus
causing the mechanism to move Ir
regularly or sluggishly.
To prevent the Ivory keys from
turning yellow nllew them to be ex
Ksed to the ray- of the sun occasion
ally. While avoiding I'lmpncss. do not.
in the other hand, put your Instru
ment in a place of extreme heat, as
near the radiator or stove or open
To keep dust fro. v accumulating
?n the sounding hu...-d close your
piano when not In use.
Most i'ople have learned by cx-
lcrlence that it Is Injurious to a watch
to leave It without winding for a long
time, thus causing the oil to clot. It
s Just as hurtful to a piano to keep it
r-losed for months at & time. Kven
when not in use open it occasionally.
If you insist uon burdening your
piano by piling heavy loads of books,
pictures and ornaments tim It do not
be surprised if It retaliates by sorne-
Imes omitting unpleasant sounds
when played upon.
riace a small piece of camphor in a
corner inside your Instrument to keep
the moths from destroying the felt.
Have the piano tuned often If new-
evt'ry three or four months the first
year and less frequently thereafter.
When necessary to move your in
strument see that It Is done by those
whose aole business It I to move
The Leghorn hat are many of tl.ptn i
trimmed with wings, light blue being;
favorites, and these pinned on w ith (
a couple of the tremendous hatptnv I
Kibbon to match is used, drawn owr '
and In under the brtm. I
A stunning pair of black and white
llk stockings bad buttertlles of every j
description Hppllqued on the Instep
and half way up the front.
So wide a range of color Is now
provided lu silk Wlery that It Is
hardly necessary to consult the dver
when a frock Is to be matched.
A great many haud embroidered
hose are In evidence alien the decora'
Hons will be In self toues. I-ace ap
pliques are more In favor Just now
thau for some time. Heavy lace mo
tifs in varying sites di-corate the In
steps of some of the handsomest ho
Those ho ran stand stiff stocks
wear a high linen collar, which has a
tiny turnover. With this there Is a
shsped band of moire, passed around
the collar and tied lu aseot shape.
They are equally stilish In white or
black, whichever Is more becoming
For the benefit of the girl who suf
fers with having her costly silk hose
break through at the knees let he
sew a small square of sattn rtbtwin to
which her hose supporter can be at
tai hed Instead of to the silk webbing.
The filmy tissue of afternoon and
evening gown are usually gatheid
Just at the waist In front and gradual
ly curie upward two or three Inches
to the back. Shirring Is often used
Instead of a girdle, and Is sloped up
ward, a are the skirt where the full
n'M is held by inch wide lengthwise
Clinging lines once more prevail,
and whatever the trimming, the shape
Is usually the same modification o
the old time hell or umbrella skirt. Si:
closely do tlwne skirt cling round tt i
hips, and even below, that with the
wide Hare at the bottom miiiiy c f t!ie
lute gowns are positively sinuous In
If the outer skirt should be of very
thlu voile, chiffon cloth or soft whit,
mull, it may be gathered all the v:y
round, with much mole fullness at th
hark than ilsewheie. Willi lucres
Ing weight of material, the gathers d"
rrease at the sides and front in the
buck, too. for that matter until the
skirt. In a liberty satin, for Instance
is lilted quite smoothly around th
hips, a few gathers holding the ma
teiial In place on the belt, lnstnd ol
Its being gored out
Hilver article that have become tar
nlahed may, even If embossed or en
graved, b quite quickly cb aued by
the use of alum. Dissolve an oum t
in a quart of soHpsud.-i. and wash care
fully, using a brush for the carved
parts. It In 10 the article several times
then dry with a soft tjotli and polWb
with chamois. Hot aud with ammonia
will also clean ihu silver quickly and
well, In such a way that there need ht
in) troublesome brushing with one oi
limit her of the pink or white powdeit
which have" sin h a gilt for lodging In
all the oriiutnetital parts.
To Iron Embroidery.
Thl should b done on tho wron
i 1 with a thick Ironing blanket be
jeath. In this way the embroidery
Uuda out, and look a handsome at,
Figures of Lumber Cutting.
filnce 1KM) mora thaa 700.000,000,000
feet of timber have been cnt In the
I'nlted Htatcs for lumber alone, In
cluding RO.000.000,000 feel of conifer
ius stutupugo ultimate vt the censu
A bru.id minded rrmn never loses
ny rleep because another man'a opin
ion fall to agree with LI own.
Is acknowledged to be the most ue-ce-isful
remedy ia the country for
tie vso painful ailments peculiar to
For more thnn 30 years it ha
been curing" Female Complaints,
such as Inflammation, arid Ulcera
tion, Falling1 and Displacements,
and consequent Npinal Weakness.
Itackaelie, and is peculiarly adapted
to the Change, of Life.
Kecords shour that it litis cured
iuoco ew., 01 n-.im.c jus -man any other one rcmedv known.
Lydia K. rinkham's Vegetable Compound dKvMvrs and epcl
Tumors at an ear y ata of development. Drartrin Scnsatlonscausinjr
paia.wcitf lit. aud luadacire are relieved 00d permanent! v cured bv its use
It correct trrejrulnritic or I'ain'ul Functions. WesVnes vT tho
itT. ,' In,l,r,s,'"n' Wonting1. Nervous Frustration. Headache. One.
ral Debility: a.so. l)ir.me-s. Famines F.xtreme Latitude. "Don't care
and want t- llcf t alone" f.elin. Irritability. NVrTi.iiMicvi. Sleeplessness.
Flatulency. Melancholia or the "Uluea." Thr arc sure iudicationaof
fciiinlo weakness or some organic deranirement.
For Kidney Complaints of cither sex Lvdia E. Pinkhata'a VeffctaUe
CouiiKJund U a most eiiccllent remedy.
Mrs. Pinkham's Standing Invitation to Women
Women suffering from anr form of frmn'e weakness are invited to
write Mrs I'inkham. Lynn, Mass. for iivi,-e. Sl.e is the Mrs. l'itikham
who has ls-en advisintr sick n-omen fre.- of hrf f..i- m,i ),n t..nt
. I." I .w til.. . 1
ears, and before thst she assisted
n a.lTis,in'. Thus she Is well ouai'tb-il 1 e-iii.l i.-V .,!, i ir i.
health. Her advice is frv-e and always helpful.
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Whole grains of wheat pulled and lulcej
1 Fiavor in it, not sprayed on it
2 Takes less cream, tastes better with less
3 All the strength of whole wheat
4 Economy i for 2 quarts, iff a dish
5 Wholesome, the more the better for children
Large package 10 cents
The Quaker Qs Qmp&ny
Remember, when you buy oatmeal that the family
packages of Quaker Oats contain the largest and best
assortment of dishes for your table fine American china
K C Baking Powder will do it I Get
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if it isn't daintier, more delicate in flavor,
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I 1 Sk T I
I o-ibi ClH :
Law insures its purity.
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When forty-'inht hours travel x ill brifi"; you to it. You
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can be rich in a few years. I h ue 14,000 acres of Kicc I. mil
in Chambers County, Texas, that I will sell 511 acres of, in
tracts to suit, at 25.a per acre on easy payments. This
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acre, and then if you wish you can produce some other pro
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603 Chettnut Street, ST. LOUIS, MO.
fltrrh. Ilka everything dsn, Is rul
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go ate very different and Inferior to
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est discovery IX flance Btan h all In
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strength and miothne!a cover ap
proached by other brand.
her met her. in Uw I e.lia V. I"'!n.limiii
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