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THE HOUSE OF
By MEKHD1TH NICHOLSON
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CHAPTER XIX. Continued.
Tut! They don't all marry the sons
of brewers," I retorted. "Vou assured
mo once, while your affair with that
Irish Rirl was on, that the short upper
tp nmle Heaon Kfra possible, but
unnecessary; thpn the next thiug I
knew she had ishakca you for the
bloated maltster. Take that for your
Impertinence. Hut perhaps It was
I did not wait for an answer. I was
not in a mood for rpflec tion or nice dia
Jim Uihia. Tlio man came In Just then
with a fresh plate of toast.
"Dates. Mr. Pickering has learned
that I was away from the house on the
night of the attack, and I'm ordered off
for having broken my agreement to
stay here. How do you suppose he
beard of it so promptly?"
"From Morgan, Quite possibly. I
have a letter frora Mr. Pickering my
self this morning. Just a moment,
He placed before me a note bearing
the same date as my own. It was' a
sharp rebuke of Hates for his failure
to re pert my absence promptly by
wire, sad be was ordered to prepare to
leave on the first of February. "Close
your accounts at the shopkeepers' and
I will audit yonr bills on my arrival."
The tone was peremptory and con
tempt nous. Hates had failed to satisfy
Pickering and was flung off like a
"How much had he allowed you for
lie met my pare linporturably.
"He pays me S50 a month as wages,
sir, and I am allowed $75 for other ex
penses." "Hut you didn't buy English pheas
ants and champagne on that allow
ance!" He was carrying away the coffee
tray and bis eyes wandered to the win
dows. "Not quite, sir. You set "
"Hut 1 don't see!"
"It had occurred to me that as Mr.
Pickering's allowance wasn't what you
might call generous it was better to
augment It Well, sir, I took the lib-
ortv if artvanclnir a trine, as vim miirM
say, to the tataie. Your grandfather
would not have had you starve, sir."
He left hurriedly, as though to escape
from the consequences of his words,
and when I came to myself Larry was
gloomily invoking his strange Irish
"Larry Donovan, I've been tempted
to kill that fellow a dozen times'. This
thing is too damned complicated for
me. I wish my lamented grandfather
tad left mo something easy. To think
of It that all the time I've been curs
lag and abusing Hates since I came
here I've been enjoying his bounty,
and he's been giving me the fat of the
land, just because of his devotion to
my grandfather's memory. Lord,
ran t face the fellow again!"
"As I have said before, you're rather
lacking at times in perspicacity. Ypur
Intelligence is marred by large opaque
spots. Now that there seems to be
woman in the case you're less sane
than ever. Huh, these women! And
now we've got to go to work."
Hah, these women! My own heart
caught the words. I was enraged and
bitter. No wonder she had been anx
ious for use to avoid Pickering In Cin
cinnati, after daring me to fullow her
Wo called a council of war for that
nlKht that we mlf-,lit view matters in
the lixht of Pickering's letter. Ills
BNSuriilnen In ordering me to leave
tnmli) prompt and tlcclnivo action
niH-i'ss.iry on my part. 1 summoned
Stoddard to our ci inference, feeling
confident of his fi li ii llini isM.
"Of courun," said the broad shout
tiered chaplain, "if you could know that
your uuuriice was on business of very
grave Importance; the courts might
construe in your favor."
Ijtrry looked at the celling and blew
rinea of smuku languidly. I had r.ot
dibiUixtd to either of them the causo
of tny absence. On such a matter I
knew I should get precious little sym
paihy from Larry, and 1 bad, more
over, a feeling that I could not discus
Marl;n Hevereux with any one; I even
jshrauk from incut iontng her name,
though it rang like the call of busies
In my blood.
tihe was always before me, the
charmed spirit of youth, linked to
every foot of tho earth, every gleam of
the sua uin the Icebound lake, every
giory of the winter sunset. All the
gtxvl ImpitlMos 1 bad ever stlfUxt wure
quicketx-d to life by the thought of her.
Amid the day's perplexities 1 started
sometimes, thinking 1 heard her voice,
her girlish laughter, or saw her ag-.tln
coming toward me down the stair, or
holding Hgnliiut the light her fan with
lis golden butterflies. I really knew
so 1 1 1 1 1 . of her; 1 could assix-iute her
with no homo, only with that latt fling
of (he autumn U(m the lake, the snow
i riven wooiiUti'I. that twilight hour at
the oirun in the chapel, those stolen
Iiii'iMriitS at tho Armstrongs'. 1 re
sented l tie reeur of the hour'a af
fair, and thafid at the necessity fur
tJt'king of my jierleiltiea with the
fT'Xd fiienils mho wer there to help.
I ish"( (o be ftlone, to M, to the
sweet iihvkI th.il tho thought of her
brought Pie. The doubt that crept
through my mind as to any possibility
of connlvsnco between her and Picker
ing wns as va;riirt end fleeting as tha
shallow of a swallow's wlug on a
"You don't Intend fight'.ng the fact
of your absence, do you?" demanded
Larry, after a long silence.
"Of rnursA not!" I replied fiercely.
"Pickering was rlsht on my heels, and
my absence was known to his men
here. And It would not he square to
my grandfather, w ho never harmed a
flea, may his blessed soul rest In
peace! to lie about It. They might
nail me for perjury besides."
"Then the quicker we get ready for
a siege tho better. As I understand
your attitude, you don't Intend to
move out until you've found where the
siller's hidden. Heing a gallant gen
tleman and of a forgiving nature, you
want to be sure that the lady who is
now entitled to It gets all there Is
coming to her, and as you don't trust
the executor any further than a true
Irishman trusts a Rntish prime minis
ter's promise, you're going to stand by
to watch the bullion counted. Is that
correct analysis of your intentions?"
"That's as near one of my ideas as
you're likely to get."
"Spoken like a man of spirit. And
now we'd better stock up at once. In
case we should be shut off from our
source of supplies. This Is a lonely
place here: even the school Is a re
mote neighbor. Better let Hates raid
the village shops to-morrow. I've
tried being hungry', and I don't care to
repeat the experience."
I Took the Liberty of Advancing a
'T can't Imagine, I really can't be
lieve," began the chaplain, "that Miss
Devereux will want to be brought
Into this estate matter In any way. In
fact, I have heard Sister Theresa say
as much. I supposo there's no way of
preventing a man from leaving his
property to a young woman who ha
no claim on hlra, who doesn't want
anything from him."
"Hah, these women! People don't
throw legacies to the birds these days.
Of courso she'll take It," observed
Then his eyes widened and met mine
In a gaxe that reflected the mystifica
tion and wonder that struck both of
us. Stoddard turned suddenly from
the Ore, Into which ho had been gai
"What's that? There's some one up
I-arrr was already running toward
the ball, and 1 heard him springing
up the steps like a cat, while Stoddard
and I followed.
"Where' Hates?" demanded the
"I'll thank you for the answer," I
Ijirry stood at the tup of the stair
rase, holding a candle at arm s length
in front of him. staring alxiut.
Wo could hear quite distinctly some
one walking down a stairway; the
sounds were unmistakable, J 1st as I
had heard them on two previous occa
sions, without ever being able to trace
The noise ceased suddenly, leaving
us with no hint of Its w hereabouts.
I went directly to the rear of the
bouse and found Hates putting the
dishes away In tho pantry.
"Where have you been?" I de
"Here, fir; I have been cU'Hr!;;jj up
the dinner things, Mr. t'llentrin. 1
there anything tin mutter, sir?"
1 joined the others In the library.
"Why didn't you tell tue this feudal
Imitation was haunted?" asked Larry
In a grieved tone. "I'm increasingly
glad 1 came. How often docs It wulk?"
"This Is the third time," 1 admitted.
"lt' tho wind In the toer probably;
the wind plays queer pranks some
times." "You'll have to do better than that,
fjlenarm." laughed Stoddard. "It's a
still outslile a a country graveyard."
"Only the alaugh sidhe, the people of
the faery bills, the t het-! fulet ghosts
In the woi Id," said lArry. "You literal
Satvocs can't ktssu the Idea, of course."
Hut thorn was substance enough tn
our diingera without pursuing shadows.
Certain things were planned that
night. Wo determined to exerclso
every precaution to prevent a surprise
from without, and we resolved upon a
new and systematic founding of wulls
and floors, taking our dun from the
efforts niado by Morgan arid his ally to
find hiding places by this process.
Pickering would undoubtedly arrlvn
shortly, nnd we wished to anticipate
his movements as far as possible.
The Return of Marian Devereux.
"Sister Theresa has left, sir."
Hates had been Into Annandale to
mail some letters, and I was staring
out upon the park from the library
window when he entered. Stoddard,
having kept watch the night before,
was at home asleep, and Larry was
off somewhere In the house treasure
hunting. I was feeling decidedly dis
couraged over our failure to make any
progress with our Investigations, and
Hates' news did not Interest me.
"Well, what of It?" I demanded,
without turning round.
"Nothing, sir; but Miss Devereux
has come back!"
I turned and took a step toward tha
"I said Miss Devereux." ho repeated
in dignified rebuke. "She came up
this morning, and the Sister left at
once for Chicago. Sister Theresa de
pends particularly upon Miss Dever
eux, so I've heard, sir. Miss Ievcreux
quite takes charge when tho Sister
"You seem full of Information," I r
Trifle to the Estate.
marked, taking another step toward
my hat and coat. '
"And I've learned something else,
"They all came together, sir."
"Who came; will you tell me that?"
"Why. the people who've been trav
eling with Mr. Pickering came back
with him, and Miss IVvereux came
with them from Cincinnati. That'a
what 1 learned In the village. And Mr.
Pickering Is going to stay "
"At a cottage across the lake for a
while. Tho reason Is that he's worn
out with his work, and wishes quiet.
The other people went bark to Ne
York In tho car."
"He's oened his summer cottage for
January, has he?"
"It dics seem the least bit odd, sir,"
replied Hates, moving aw ay.
I had been blue enough without this
new. Marian Devereux had coma
back to Annandale with Arthur Picker
ing: my faith in her snapped like a
reed at till astounding news. Helng
now entitled to my grandfather's pro
crty she was losing no time In return
ing. She and Pickering had discussed
together at the Armstrong' tny filirht
from Annandale, and her return could
have no other meaning than that there
was a Mrong tie between them, and
that he was now to stay on the ground
until I should he dispossessed and her
rights established. She had dured mo
to follow her, nnd my forfeiture hud
been sealed by that stolen Interview
at the Armstrongs'. It was a blaek rec
ord, and the thouj'.ht of it angrrcd mo
against myself and the world.
"Tell Mr. iMmovan that I've gone to
St. AgHtba's," I snl I, and I was soon
Bit', ling towurd the school.
A Sister admitted mo. Somewhere)
in the building a music l son wis In
progress, ami I consigned the inventor
of pianos to hideous torment as sca'us
were put sued endlessly up mid down
(hi) keys. Two gills pnsnlng through
the hull made a pretext of looLJng for
a book and rumo In and exc laimed
over Iheir itiubllity to tlnd It with
much suppressed giggling that added
fui ther to my rage.
iTO UK CONTINUED.)
Money in Frog fikine.
Quite a lucrative business, It seems,
Is done in Japan in the exportation of
frog k i ii a for purses. The work
controlled by a Toklo merchuut hav
expoitcd a uisny as LJOJjO sklu la
I .- thau a ytar.
' DID NT ftCASK THE WOMEN.
Story of Rice cf Self Mads Man Caused
Thnt tho '.niy struggles of the sue
ccssful American lusiiica man arc
not always a source of pride to hlf
family wns forcibly lllustralej the
other day hero In a way that was not
without its pathetic side. 'A recent
patron of one of tho fashlonnhln ho
tels told several persons with appar
ently considerable pride how he had
gone to America with a dollar In his
pocket and Is now worth 110.000.000
. A correspondent who Interviewed
film was mum Impressed, and In writ
trig the story made reference to that
fact In a complimetntary way, never
dreaming It would cause a family
quarrel. A tiay or two later the cor
respondent met the successful Amer
ican In the lobby of the hotel.
"Young man. you have caused me a
lot of trouble," said the latter.
"How is that?"
"Well, in mentioning the small sum
I hsd in my pocket when 1 we til tn
"Hut It was true, wasn't It," In
quired the ccrrespoudent.
Well. th-U'8 not It." replied the
other. "You see. my wife and daugh
ters have been entertaining a lot over
here and met a lot of people. They
feel now that they have been dis
graced." But surely you feel proud of what
you have accomplished?"
"Yes. I do, and for my part I'm
mightily pleased. Hut you see women
are different. They like to think I a!
ways had the money. 1 can tell you
my life's been miserable ever sluce."
The correspondent assured the other
of his good Intentions, but he refused
to be comforted, and had not made
peaco with his family when he left
town. London Cable In New York
Would Exterminate All P.2ts.
"Prof." J. D. Saiith of Cleveland
wants to rid the I'nlted States cf rats.
mice, cockroaches and vermin. He
says he can do It by the use of certain
chemicals. In handling these chemi
cals he has. at various ttaips made
himself very sick.
'Some day they will kill me." he
says, "but I em not afraid. If I am
able to carry out my plans, I shall be
As he talks he draxs packages of
chemicals from his pockets blue vit
riol and acids of various kinds. His
hands are burned through tt,T hand
ling or them, but he fondles them af-fi-ctionately
and does not mind.
If the city of Cleveland won! 1 give
the professor $!0,t)o0 a year, he say
ho would make a vermin and rodent
free community. Smith not only
slas these pests; ho annihilates
them. Iiy playing on their appetites
he lures them to an awful doom. To
the professor, a dead rat Is as dan
grrous as a live one. Kucb, he- de
clares, spreads typhoid and like dis
eases. Therefore he has prepared a chem
Icul mixture which will slowly in
cicerate the rat. As soon as the rat
lart.'.kes of the chemical an Irjcx
tlnulshsble fire la lit in his interior.
The Ore burrs as relentlesslv as a
theater villain pursues. There is no
escape for the rat. He cannot bare
enough of himself behind to make a
Phosi horns the base of the mix
ture which the professor uses. After
he has gathered remnants of fiod
Into a pall he adds a purple and
white powder. Then some lemon. A
stxm a tho rat partakes of this, he la
on his way to a private fireworks
Quail That Were Quail.
On the big plantations no gun was
ever fired at a quuil. There was no
netting until the master said the
word. He knew cxaetiy when "bob
white" Wri ripe for dinner, and Woe
to the poiuhcr! A load of shut
(buckshot at thuti was none loo good
for bliu. live coveys of a doeri birds
each were n-i'aMed ns etiotie.h for one
drive, making a capture of 60 fat.
plump, sound uioim'U the like of
wfctch we of this day and generation
limy nevi r know. The master would
look through the coops and release a
doi-.i-n of the finest cmks aud hens foi
breeding. The ri-nintndr were smoth
en d for dinner In tin- old fashioned
southern style before tho animal beat
wns out or them. Or they went into
a. great Pmnswlck stew, with iulr
rtis, HTiab iil kens, rat-hits, s!lc of
bait poik, lice and the usual vegi-t-Mbli
s used In the making of this, the
foiemost of all southern dishes X. Y.
Origin of Phrases.
Posters were orglnally stuck on
ports. Ilcno their name.
Kodomoniade conns f:u.-,i Itodu
ir.crit. king of Sana, a biMi::iit and
Cutjiurses are so called because in
the past the purse was worn about tho
ne. -it by a long cord that the thief
l,K 1 to Cllt.
The tinkers of old, to prevent their
soi ler i:..iu running, boi rowed a
lump of tloiitrh from t'ao h'liisjwifu,
with which tin y ma'io a dam slxnit
(Iim hole tint wa1 to to caulked Up.
When they were llmin with the Colled
(1)i:gU. wliliii wus called a tllik'T
d:m, the) threw It an ay b( rauw It
was ui'i-rly worthless. Hence lot to
cine "a llnker'M dun." hh-.h s tii.t to
din tie bust lit, aid theie Is no pro
fiuil'y whatever In ih's phrase.
"Voir (ricm! retain br wc;j
r.tif'.iy." "Yea, !iu elu I'.i-d ait la L'Ufui.1 "
Co Out to Welcome Dell.
Curious fcenea occurred, at the ril
ing of St. Keverne, Cornwall, on the
snivel of a new peal of bell for tln
parish church. A largo iroccn(im f
villagers, hivuled by the local bund,
mnrrhed out to meet lite bells, which
were drawn by horses on four wurons.
Men, women, mid children rnnied
flniss nnd wreaths nnd wild flowers
were lull on tho bells. Londun
Starch, like everything else. Is b
Ing constantly Improved, the patent
Starches put on the nisrke 5 years
ago aie very different and Inferior tc
lhoo of the present day. In tho lat
est discovery Defiance Starch all In
jurious chemicals are omitted, while
the addition of another Ingredient. In
vented by us, gives to the Starch a
strength and smoothness never ap
proached by other brands.
He Hangs On.
Friend Is yonr dog affectionate?
Owner (warily) Well, he get eas
ily attached to people. Baltimore
AMR YOl It (iOTHKII FADKDf
I" lb'd Cro-. 1UII llbie and make tliem
white again. Irge 2 or., package, & cni.
A short absence quickens love; a
long absence kills It. MSrabeau.
Mr. Wlntlnw'l Monthlng- Rrrns
Bnunauuia. amj pUacsr wiA.l tvltw. WttelW.
Shakespeare has no heroes; he ba
only heroines. Huskln.
unequalled for their delicious
tate. They are rut tip In uvt
convenient form lor ready serv
ing, requiring only a l-w min
utes preparation. Tbvjr have a
fine flavor and freshness which
will please everv one.
An Apfxtttiinf lik.- Drop a lis ol
Litvio'tt V ir-uum m4e ID ttnthVg at-r
tin lit betr4 ttil it oiinutr-o an4
f taken limn ih on en a mii
lUl narmafivd with Irtlur lac.
Llbey. McN.III tlkky, Cftlr.ae
It f Z I H itr
Cnolif iovjor, $800 an Acra
What is Being Dono on South
Dr. Chas. F. Simmons Has Cut Up
Selling Truck and Fru.t Farms ol From 10 Acres to 640 Acres
. (Including Two Town Lots) For S2'0. Payable
$10 a Month Without Interest
Til Hon. .! th Tuly. of Chiliiiothe, III- Ho own thoummlt of
In the lllmon tern Hrll,
"1 am on f the hi-ivi.-. tti.iyrr on fnu Iin4 in Mii-n anj T
Wfll t'ounlirn. lIlitinK, anil I havr Iw-n fnnnlmr wiih the cmeiitiert artmmi
t-j,n Aritmi fi r Ii p.in. Any Ihnity firmer ran -t n-h, ami tnak mere
nnrv eft of this rfirup Uml, rr fir aer. thun any Unil in Ih Sli of
lliiini, that wlla fieni l.Vi l.i V.'-i I-r acrr."
Invettir;at thla befort the land Is all told. For full particular and beautiful
views of the ranch, write
DR. CHAS. F. SIMMONS,
215 Alamo Plaza, SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS.
feser :- s
the samn prii- yr rc.i,; l .il t! . i muni ir 1 1 outiirv ct Han h.
l.'omult yo.ir owq mterrMt. Ak Ijt 1'i.l 1 AN l V. bl AUCH. g;t It, au4 e
kuuw you will never uo any ottirr.
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TOR SOLDIERS' HOMESTEAD RIGHTS
All twMir who iwttihI ninTr 1t or mr
In tli tVrit army or ititvy n,w?n Im'.I IWo,
ami v ho biaJ l;imcMril emr' fr la.- t!ia
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to the lejrul heir, or tioi of kin. T 'k to old
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If '"TUilf M'TIII.MlHHIlTll.
run v. caaxu to, iuum. iu,
lit i i Ir
His Ranch of 95.000 Acres ar.d it
No'lun V.ivti lh rye so muth
aa a v.r.1 nij lo, Uaiot
I if i roi rrtv Ijiui.leri-.l.
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l.inr:ir. t lurr It n J
will uvp nooih'-r. li i yutc auj
u 1uAi.ii trni ciH to injure tliu nnn
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