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r, , tluit ii!?'ricw with Frlix I re
I i'.., ; !.v. it!i t Loudon. I liad ae
, tho objoct of my jonvnry
rut :iro about staying longer in
,. My mind was much perturbed,
v.-i i;i;ito nnnblo to come to any
la-inn ro'Txvtitis tno episooo at the
f..n in ij. Beyond all doubt I had proved
tl.t Fr.iticU xrn at Marshroinstcr, Fe
.' in IMri Who, thru, was the man
1 1, i in, t ut tho inn? It was impossible
tKi? I c n-.Ul bo mistaken in the identity
n-.v rnllogo trionrt, yet in the face of
vi. li lico a i iiuu n;'ul,'ruu is was
l.m to dins to my first impres
Th'To rould not be three brothers
, i,,, ;ly aliVe ia JK'r.-vmal appearances,
; y t i had beheld threo men at the
j. . !t "iMi:, .it Marshniinster and in Paris
I, , i,i inlli'd each other in every re
., -r Tlii' mure I potidred over th
t ry, tin- lit -per did it become, uud
t;. in. .re confused jfTt'W ley brain.
1 l. . hi to think that I was tho vie-
I, ut' . ' hallueitiatiou, n I could
,vi!;;iu t!ie matter in no other way.
V.i;li tlii- idea, which was tho only
( .i.-.!'Ie etie left to uie, I took the ad
r: of lYHx and on my return to town
v.i ut t M-e Ir. Jlerrick. lie, a Kpecial-
i t en di.x-a- -3 of the brain, listened to
.r f ryw ith pront attention and quea
t; :i .1 me closely on all points.
Tin re is some trickery about this,
J!r. U tii.uin," he said after considera
"Yon 'n rot, then, think my meeting
wir!i rraucw Isrnirfield was a halluui-
. .t.' I nsl:p(l fiaiyer'V. l
'There is nohallnciuation about vou,
v ;e. the -omfortii:g response. "You
as sane and matter of fact a i
j r n as I ever met. "
Tin n. if it is not hallucination, how
i... y..ii ;u i i.unt for my having nu t three
i. .mi a!! exactly alike when I know
t;i. r- are only two with that special ap
p .ir;i:n e in existence?"
I tliml: it is trickery," repeated
V.- rvii k, nursing his chin. "This is
!!.. r. a va-e for a detective than for a
ii . . r . :r. Were I yon, Mr. Deuham, I
w. ul'l employ a pood detective and prole
tiie itiy-tery thoroughly. The matter
m i iii-i miraculous to you now, but I feel
Mire when yon learn tho solution you
v.ll l.v surprised at its simplicity."
'It' lam sane, as you sny and as I
U iii ve myself to be, I will thrash out
tic - matter myself."
"i letter get a trained man, Mr. Den-
li.itu. Fmui what you have told me I
v v. in have to deal with a criminal of
i: ( miliary intelligence. It is an ex
traordinary case," ia used the doctor,
"ami I do not wonder at the fascina
tion it seems to exercise over you.
V re I in your place"
" Wi ro you in my place?" seeing ho
' Here ami setting op for a lawyer,"
i.iil Merrick quaintly. "To tell you the
ii' tiest truth, Mr. Denham, you have
ii" K'ulated mu with detective fever. I
.-k.'ul.l like to solve this problem my-
It. ( riiuiual investigation has always
i" a rather a hobby of mine. In my
In-' nex I meet with some queer erpe-II-
ii'-s. There are more insane people in
th " world than yon think."
"Tell me your ideas, doctor, and I'll
tarry them out and Kport progress."
" "nI! I'll be the sleeping partner,"
lie xatil in an amused tone, "but I warn
ii, Mr. Ileuhani, that from what I see
ot tuii cu.4c it will tie one of great diffi
i tilry and may take months to work
"I don't mind that It is nothing to
un I'iie man like myself, but I am
ufiaid, Ir. Merrick, I tako up your val
''n, lean spare a few minutes"
rail the doctor ouicklr. "I work hard
tioiigh, so it is permitted toev-n a pro
I' -Moinil man to indulgo occasionally
in oinc amusement. This case is so to
in. . "
"Vv'ell, and yonr idea?"
"In tli" first place, I am inclined to
:inve wuh your ideas of Felix passing
iiiiniM If off as Francis."
' I have abandoned that idea," said
I i! -lef ally. "I saw Felix in Paris. "
"Wuit a moment," replied Merrick.
"We'll come to that Inter on. Further
iiiore, J Irt licvo it was Felix you met at
I'-iiMinster Felix, who called him-
If Fratieis and posed as the lover of
"'lint I saw him in Paris,'" said I,
e-: iu elinj;it!g to that undeniable fact.
"1 know yon did, bnt tho pretended
Initieis i.f Marshniinster mid the real
F-'iix of Paris arc one and the same per
t ti. "
"Von nwan that he followed mo
ovi r, " I cried, suddenly enlightened.
"Precisely, mid suliorued tho manager
"f the Hotei dis Etrangers."
"Iluf why should he do that?"
"Can't you see?" said Merrick inipa
ti.'tiilv. "Felix wants to put a stop tc
J'onr following up this case. From your
"lory it is quite probable that ho killed
lii" brother through Streut. Tho wholo
eircittiisttuices of Uiat lone inn arc very
niniicioua. Your unforeseen arrival on
ttiat night complicated mutters. You
"aw how unwilling they were to udmit
ym. Had yon not arrived Francis would
have vanished from the world, ana none
would have liceii a bit wiser. But whem
5'n came to Bullin Hall Felix saw a
''v nonrco of dutigor not only to his
' liaraeter, but to his life. He asked for
night's crticc. During that night ho
went himself to tho Fen inn and hid the
Corpmi in some bog hole.
fTlAI -T-J KSJ Wi lli I I
fcD4 Er TrtE AUTHOR
"I'll stiilco my lif.j that it ia so," said
Morrick calmly. "Make inquiries as to
"I'll stnke my life It ix go," snid Merrick
ci (I in I y.
tho movements if Felix Briarfiold on
that night, and I'll lay anything you'll
find lio went to tho Fen iun. "
"That, then," said I, "was the rea
son ho was so reaily to go thera next
morning with me.
"Exactly! He knew well, thanks to
Ins forethought, that there was no evi
dence there to convict him of a crime,
and he could still keep up his impos
ture Sd far all was in his favor, but
your obsttnacy raised a new dancer.
You said you would go to Paris and sat
isfy yourself of the existenco of Felix.
Now, then, you remained two days in
"Yes. I was not quite sure whether
it was worth whilo carrying on the mat
I T. . , t
. .. . " i'"J i"u ie n'en
nn,p - iMcrricK, "lor telix tooK
"" - vamago oi your uegngenco to sup
to Paris and lay a trap for you. In plain
words, ho disappeared from Marshniin
ster as Francis and reappeared in Paris
"He might havo done so. But don't
you think I would have guessed the
identity of tho one with the other?"
"How could you," said the doctor.
"when the twins are alike in every re-
ppecfc? And, moreover, you firmly be
lieved Olivia Bellin's lover was in
"But if I go down at once to Marsh-
minster I'll detect tho nbsence of Felix
and so gacss what has taken place.
"If yon go down to Murshniiuster,
vou'll tind Felix back again in his old
"Then Paris?" I queried uneasily. I
was beginning to see I had been duped.
"You forget Mr. Felix of Paris has
gone to Italy mid left no address. It's
all safe there, and as he said ho was
going to the east for six months or so
thei'O will bo plenty of time for the pre
tended Francis to marry Olivia."
"You don't believe that Felix of
Paris has gone to Italy or the east?"
"Of conrso not. I believe he arranged
nil these matters to baffle your prying
and Mien calmly returned to Marshmiu
"But tho manager of the hotel?"
"Ho is in tho pay of Felix. You'll
get nothing ont of him. Now, I am cer
tain that is tho explanation. Are you
not Fnrpriscd at its simplicity?"
"Yes, lam. It is astonishing I never
thought of it before. "
"Columbus and his egg once again,"
said Merrick grimly. "Well, what are
yon going to do next?"
"To drive to Marshniinster and find
out the movements of Felix on the
night after the murder. "
"Quito so, but first satisfy yourself
on tho subject of Francis. "
"What do you mean?" I asked.
"What day of tho month were you at
the Fen inn?' ' continued Merrick.
"On tho 10th of June."
"Good! Francis there told you that he
had iust arrived from Chile. Now
find ont what boat ho came by, look np
bis name in the passenger list and as
certain the date on which the true Fran
cis arrived in England. That point es
tablished, you can prove the false Francis
to be an impostor."
An excellent idea," said I, starting
to my feet "I'll see about it at once.
And mind," said MerricK, raising
his forefinger, "I expect to be kept fully
advised of the case. "
Never fear, doctor, ion are excel
lent at solving puzzles. v lien x nua
another nut, I'll bring it to you to
crack." . ..
Do! I tako great interest m wns
sort of cases. I ought to have Deen a
lawyor instead of a doctor.
"I'm tliauklul lor my own biub juu
tho latter, said L, suaKiug nis
hand, "lioodby. doctor, l am greaiiy
obliged for tho kind interest you havo
taken in this case. "
Pure selfishness, I assure you, re
plied Merrick, and so I took my leave.
Before searching the shipping lists I
sent two telegrams, one to the manager.
of tho Hotel des Etrangers, asuug n
Mr Felix Briarfiold was still there; the
other to my Aunt Jane, inquiring
whether Mr. Francis Briarfield was in
Marshniinster. This business having
been dispatched, I took a hansom to the
city and saw a merchant of my act
quaiiitance. He was an old friend and
Willi"!? to oblige me iu every way.
"Chambers, " said I when in bis office.
"I want to find out a ship that arrived
in Loudon from Chile during the pres
ent mouth." ' ,
"During June," said Chambers.
"Well, there's no difficulty about that
1IH, f .- f . . .
"That is one of the things I wish to
find out; also tho names oi tne paww.
Come with mo to th .tmkn.
said Chambers. iii-lHir t,..
r - -"rt "I' uufa.
lon'll fiudth ficmtit
Go to the agents, and they will supply
you with a list of passengers. What's
Nothing particufar." I nnrf
carelessly. "I have reason to believe
a friend of mlno returned from South
America this month, and I want to
Well, if he camo under his own
name, you'll have no difficulty in doing
so. Here's the Jorusiduui !'
This is, it is well known, a Khinninp
,iuu nir rne convenience of merchants.
, . e . ' r
it tells them all about ingoing and out
going vessels, gives information regard
ing cargoes and in fact supplies all kinds
oi Knowledge useful to those who have
argosies atloat Chambers w as well ac
quainted with tho mode of procedure.
1 let him do all the work. It was
now the 10 th of June, and as Francis
uaa informed me ho had arrived during
moutn mere was not much diffi
culty in finding what I wanted.
'Here you are, " said Chambers, beet
onmg to ma "Only one ship this month
rrom ciiite a steamer, the Copiapo.
Arriveu on the Cth of Juno. Dane &
Paxton, 45 Devereux lane. "
I copied this down iu mv notebook.
refused Chambers' hospitable invitation
ro luueneon ana went on at once to
pevereux l.-ae. Here I had no difficulty
in seeing tho passenger list of the Co
piapo, and ono of tho first names I set
my eyes on was Francis Briartiidd.
lhis puts the matter bevond all
doubt," said I, making a note of this.
"If Franeis Briarfield did not arrive in
London till tho Uth of this month, he
cannot be the man now bearing his
name at Beliiu Hall."
1 was now perfectly satisfied that
Merrick's idia was correct In order to
confuse mid throw me off the scent, Fe
lix had followed me to Pans and ap
peared m propria persona. Bnt for the
doctor's suggestion of the shipping list
I should not havo been able to prove
tins, but now I hold incontrovertible
evidence in my hands to prove that Fe
lix was trading on tho marvelous resem
blance between his brother and himself.
Francis had arrived in England on tile
Cth of June, he had met me at the Fen
inn on the 10th and had there been foully
done to death by his brother through
a third party. But I was now on the
trail and hoped to run to earth both the
unnatural brother mid his vile took
felt like the hero of some wild romance.
On returning to mv rooms in Duke
stTi-et I wrote off at once to Merrick,
U'llnig him el my snecess in proving
th identity of -Francis with tho man
who had been slain at the lono inn. It
now remained for me to go down to
Marshniinster and there make inquiries
us to tho movements of Felix on the
night in question.
1 lelt continent that I could pursue
such a search without hindrance, as he
would be quite satisfied that I would
now rest after tne Paris episode. lo
man in his senses would search for
dead man when that man had been con
clusively proved to lie alive. So Felix
doubtless thought and rejoiced in his
cleverness in thus putting au end
mv inquiries, lint mart now ironical
is fate. Felix advised mo to consult
doctor about my hallucination, as he
chose to call it I took that advice and
saw Merrick. Merrick had nullified al
his plans bv solving tho riddle with
which Felix was trying to batlle me.
It was hard on .Felix to thus be tho
means of pointing the way to his own
destruction. Bnt then fate is so ironical.
That afternoon I received answers to
mv telegrams. The first, from Paris,
stated that Mr. Felix Briarfield had
started for Italy; the second, from
Marshniinster, informed mc that Fran
cis Briarfield was staying at Bellin
"No, " said I, on reading these tele
grams, "Felix Briarfield did not leav
Paris for Italy, but for Marshniinster,
and Francis Briarfield, poor sonl, is not
at Bellin Hall, but lying in the Essex
That nitiht at 5 o'clock I left for
Tho drama of "Tho Prodigal Son'
was enacted over again when I returned
to Marshniinster. My aunts had great
ly resented my sudden departure for Par
is and announced that they this time
intended to keep me with them for
some weeks. I had no objection to this
arrangement as I anticipated a long
and laborious task in ferreting ont evi
dence against Felix. The first thing to
be done was to learn'all that hud taken
place in my absence, and tho informa
tion was ably supplied by Annt Jane,
seconded tiy her sister. I inquired about
Briarfield and his fiancee.
"Bellin Hall is to be shut np nest
week," said Aunt Jane. "Tho Bellius
are going to town and with them Mr.
"I wonder they staid hero so long
when the season was on in Loudon,
said Aunt Sophia, "but it was all that
foolish Mrs. Bellin. She chose to con
sider herself ill and so insisted npon re
maining here. Now she can't resist the
attractions of town lifo any longer and
goes next week. "
"She has to arrango about the wed
ding, Sophia. You know it takes place
in July. I wonder if Mr. Felix Briar
field will be back in time to be best
"Thnt I can safely say is impossible, "
said I dryly.
i "But why?" exclaimed both the old
ladies, scenting news.
"Well, he has gone to-Italy and from
there goes to the cast," I answered, un
willing to tell the truth. "I don't see
how he can return in time for the wed
ding if it takes place iu July. "
My female relatives looked signifi
cantly at one another.
"What did I tell yon, Sophia?" said
Annt Jane, in a tone of subdued tri
"Yes, sister, you are right," sighed
Sophia, shaking her head. "Poor young
man! I thought myself he loved Olivia.
' "Who loved OJi.via?" I afiked sharply.
SATURDAV, DECEMBER 22, 1894.
Felix Briarneia,v b&ia Aunt smne. I
When his brother went to America.
he was always with her and no doubt
loved her dearly. I can scarcely wonder
at that, as she is so beautiful a girL
But he behaved very well, and when
Francis came back went to the conti
"He was unable to bear tho sicht of
bis brother's happiness," said Annt So
phia sentimentally. "Poor young man 1
I have no donbt his heart is broken. He
actually left Marshniinster ticfore his
brother arrived from America, so as to
rpare himself the painful sight of their
I saw by this conversation that my
surmise was correct Felix had fallen in
ove with Olivia while his brother was
u America, and selfishly determined
not to give her up had devised the idea
of passing himself off as Francis. With
this in his mind ho had gone to Paris
and pretended to stay there, then reap
peared to Marshminster as Francis, al
leging an earlier return from Chile as
an excuse When Francis really return
ed, Felix asked him to be at the Fen inn
so as to rid himself of his brother be
fore he could see Olivia.
Whether he intended to kill Francis
or to merely explain matters I could not
tell, but at all events Francis had 'been
murdered, and I firmly believed that
Felix was morally guilty of the crime.
The suppression of the letters, the sul-
Ktitutiou of himself as Francis and the
dexterous manner in which be had rid
himself of the corpse, according to Mur-
rick's theory, all showed mo that I had
a dangerous and reckless man to deal
With. But after the clever wav in which
he had barrled mo in Paris by resuming
his nanio 1 was prepared for anv vil
lainy at his hands. lie had committed
himself so far that he could not draw
back and was compelled to follow crime
by crime in order to bolster up his po
He was going to town with the evident
intention of evading me. Doubtless bo
thought that deceived bv the episode
at tho notel des Etrangers, I had quite
abandoned all idea of meddling in tho
affair. But for Merrick I should cer
tainly have done so. Now that Merrick
saw the matter in the same lisht as
I did I was determined to go on, but
resolved to give no hint of this to Felix.
When he left Marshniinster, I could
pursue my inquiry's at leisure. Already
I had Ikh'II too rash in revealing my in
tentions, for had I not mentioned my
journey to Paris Felix would not have
been pat on his guard and baffled me so
I had at least gained one important
piece of information, which in itself
was sufficient to break off the match.
The passenger list of the Copiapo proved
conclusively that Francis had not reach
ed England lieforc the (ith of Jnne, and
this shown to Olivia would show that Fe
lix was passing himself off as her lover.
With such proof I could stop tho mar
riage immeriiaro'y, but preferred to wait
until 1 gained further evidence impli
cating him in tho murder of his
brother. I believed Merrick's theory to
be true and quite expectttd to find that
Felix had ridden out to'tho Fen inn for
tho purpose of hiding his brother's body
in one of tho bog holes.
"By the way," I asked Aunt Jane as
we parted for the night "how does
Miss Bellin look? Like a happy bride,
"By no means," replied my aunt sol
emnly. "She looks ill and miserable.
But that I know this marriage with
Francis is a love match I should say she
disliked the idea of becoming his wife."
"No donbt," thought I, "no doubt
Olivia mistrusts Felix already. "
I said good night to my elderly rela
tive and went off to Ik (L Instead of
turning in, I lighted my pipe and leaned
out of the window, thinking deeply.
Could it be possible that Olivia had dis
covered tho imposture? If so, why did
she tamely submit to marry a man
whom sho must know was guilty of his
brother s and her lover's death? More
over, if sho was assured of this, she
must also have condemned the deception
at the Hotel des Etrangers. Her con
duct seemed strange, yet I could not
bring myself to believe that she knew
tho truth. If she did, she was as bad as
"She must think that he is really
Francis and that Felix is in Paris," I
thonght "Surely she would, not will
ingly go to the altar with a man whom
she knows to be a villuiu. No! He has
thrown dust in her eyes and made her
believe what he pleases. I must save
tho poor girl from such a fate Perhaps
in spite of outward semblance she in
stinctively feels that Felix is not Fran
cis. Women have their instincts. I
know of no other reason why she should
look pale and ilk "
My cogitations were cut short by
Aunt Jane knocking at the door and
telling me not to waste the candles. I
was used to tlne little idiosyncrasies
of my aunts, so I answered that I was
going to bed and put out the light at
once, but the rest of the night was pass
ed in a wakeful state. Truly I had i
bad attack of detective fever.
For the next few days I kept very
quiet, as I was nnwilliiig .to rouse the
suspicions of Felix. At length my aunts.
who entertained no suspicion of my de
signs, informed me that he had gone to
London with Mrs. and MU Bellin.
The coast now being clear, I ventured
out and began to work out my carefully
In the first place, I went to Bob Fun
dy to hire a horse. It was my intention
to ndo ont to the Fen inn and thorough
ly examine the rooms, as I fancied Fe
lix might have hidden the corpse in tho
house. From Fundy I gained a piece of
"Want to ride to the Fen Inn, sir.
said he, scratching his head. "Why,
whatever'B come over that old rain?
Every one seems to be going there. "
"What do yon mean, Fundy?"
"First Mr. Briarfield and now yon.
said Fnndy. "Blest if I can understand
it though, to be sure, he rode there at
night and yon go in the daytime.
"Did Mr. Briarfield go to tho Fen
inn at nu?ht?" I asked, seeing I was on
the eve of
Warning something Impor--d
not tor often Merrick's
taut I h.
"That he did, fir. Eo rode there two
nights over a week ago. "
"Curious," said L with assumed care
lessness. "It is not an attractive place.
1 dare say ho only rodo a little may oat
of the town. "
"No, Bir," faid Fundy decisively.
'He went to the Fen Inn. He told me
so himself, as I norined his harm was
done up. Look here," addd Fnndy,
opening his dayUtok. "Sep, tin the
10th of June lie had a horse and on the
1 1th. Both at night and did lint return
I mounted my borax and rode away,
thinking deeply. If Felix had gone to
the Fen iun on the 10th, tin u I felt
sure that 1m had actually lunrdcred his
brother. Hitherto I believed that Strent
was the guilty party, but now, thanks
to tho evidence of Fundy, I saw that
Felix had committed the crime. He
had also ridden to the inn on the 11th
in order to conceal the body. Merrick's
theory was thus proved to tc correct
Link by link I was putting tho chain
together. I had proved that Francis
had not arrived in England till the 6th
of June and so made certain of the
identity of Ft lix. I had discovered that
Felix was at tho inn on the fatal night
and also that lie hail concealed the body.
Now I wished to discover how the mur
der was committed.
The Feu inn was quite deserted and
as evil looking as ever. In siiit of mv
searching, 1 discovered no sipis of the
dead lusty f my friend. The clotlnw.
which I had seen folil.il on the chair be
side tho lied, were also gone, and there
was not the slightest thing left to excite
"He must have hidden the Ixxly in
tho marches,"! thought after a vain
search. "I'll see if ho has left a trail.
Struck by the feasibility fit this idea,
I went out at the trout door and exam
ined tho ground. It was moist and mud
dy owing to tlio incessant percolation
of marshy water. The path leading from
Marshminster was marked confusedly
with horses' hoofs, so it was quite use
less to look for a trail in that direction.
Looking from the door of the inn, the
path trended to the right, lint on the
left whore thitre was no path, I noticed
hoof marks; also that the lash grass was
"Here is tho trail," said I, mounting
mv horse. "He took tho Iwdv to tin
Following the trail carefully, and it
was plainly di-remil.le owing to the
dampness of the ground, I rode straight
rvlloirlng the trail carefully.
out for some considerable distance. Th
spungy marsh jetted black watT undYr
the fit-t of the Lorsc, end it seemed as
though I were in danger of being bogged.
Neverthi less, as tho trail continued in
front of me, I followed it Where Felix
could go I could follow. He had evi
dent ly placed tho body of his brotlvT
across his paddle and ridden with it in
this direction. I wondered at tho nerve
of the scoundrel.
Unexpectedly the trail turned off at
right angles and led toward a broad
pond of water t-limy and fallen in ap
penraucc. On the verge of this the trail
ceased, and then I knew that I saw l-
fore mo the tomb of Francis Briarfield.
Into these black waters the murderer
had hurled his victim, and doubtless
if the pool were dragged the body would
be found. This 1 determined ta do be
fore taking further rtci8 in the matter.
Then, Mr. Felix Briarfield. " said L
riding back to the inn, "then we will
sec how much your astuteness w ill avail
It was late in the afternoon when I
got back to the inn, and the cold vapors
of the marsh made me Fhivcr. As I am
subject to rheumatism, I was afraid of
future sufferings, so, having some bran
dy in my flask, determined to light a
fire for the purpose of beating water
and comforting myself with a hot drink.
There was plenty of fuel about and I
had mutches in my ixx-kct I began to
rake the dead ashes out of the dining
room grate when I disturbed an oblong
piece of flint which rattled onto tlie
All ideas of lighting a fire were for
gotten as I stood with that in my hand.
It was au arrowhead. I handled it gin
gerly, fur I knew well that it was
steeped in poison, and that with this
Francis had been murden d.
I saw at once what hud taken place.
Felix had arrived and hod guue up to his
brother's room. Holding the flint with
the razor like edge outward, be had
shaken hands with his brother and so
wound Al him. A quarrel had ensued.
but Francis, not thinking he was poi
soned, never dreamed of his danger.
Then ho had falleu dead, and Felix,
placing the lody on tho bed, had re
turned to the dining room and flung
tho poisoned arrowhead into the fire.
Tb most astounding thing was that I
had not been awakened by the outcry
of Francis, Lr t I suppose I was quit
worn out by my walk uud iu too deep a
deep. Nevertheless it was strange thai
I hud heard neither the arrival of Felix
nor the struggle which must have taken
place. Possibly I had been druggt-d.
With this damning piece of evidence
in j ttneket trratipcd np in paper, for
I ftjttvA tho potsmi for ti.ym-it, I ri
hack to Man-htuinsh-r, Wi4idiritg bow
Six had h:t upon wa a tTibly in-
g-i:rm fa-i:ra T removing bt Iirot ti
er. r?i far :o I knew, he had not traveb-4
mnch and .ould not lm likely to hare
ar.y ravage v.cr.;ni in his p ion,
yet h". vw.ii not have ov n. 1 a flint at
mwhend in the ordinary run of tiling.
This pnzlf d me greatly.
I returned the tVrse to Fnndy with
out nuikiug any remarks, and thorongh-
ly tir-M out went early to rot, Mill
puzzling over that an-.. Im L IStfore
dawn I solved the nivM.tv. In IIm h
trantf hail .f t!w ll!ii' housr a per
fect uii;ie:v f i.avi.gc ji:m was ar
rayed namst the valL Tht r were
clubs, anovvii, bows, mats end grinning
heathen pl. Ifcwtitltf F-lix, know
ing the arrows to Ik- jiiaml, bad tak
en the flint head of one in tirder to put
his I rotheT to death. As earlv as I
could I went to- Eellin Hall to Mttsfr
tnye!f on this poit.t.
Tho hall wa a t-how place, as it pos
sessed a fine liicture iralhTT. so I had
little difiicuity in gaining admission
from the woman in chartm. Ki-pesling
permission to examine the warriorlike
implements patterm-d agsiust the ball
walk 1 narrowly observed the arrows.
It was as 1 thought fine of tlx crrowf
was missing, rid Felix had stolen it in
order to kill l is litvithr. 1 did not tke
much intej.-st iu the phtui aftr -ui h
a discoViTV, u::: tin- talk of the house
keeper fell vnhoetied i u lav cam Fi
nally I gave her a wiveftigu uud left I lie
bouse, iijij.ut tit t-j ! alone and think
ovit lav di.-eove! iest
I had le w tutiicietit eviib-iiccto iirov
that Felix had iiiie.1 1'nuK-iw and uf
ficient tu warrant liavinv Una crrhd.
If the nio1 weredragged, the body Would
bo found with the raeged wound of the
flint arrow head un t he right band. 1
could prove the finding of the a: Tow-
head in the asbc and how it bad been
taken from Bellin HalL Purely could
give evidence to Felix having taken a
horse to the Fen inn on the oh and
also on the 1 1th. And UtogetlMr thi
evnk uce aitaitist TUix wa eleii lv Hi
ck-tit to hang hir.i. Mill 1 did nothing
rashly, aud U fore tak tug furthir pro
ceedings returned to London to eotiralt
Merrick. His advice, I knew, world be
(To tx- onr'ittvud.)
lew Try Tan
It will cost von nothing and will
snrclv nn vou r"d, if nn have a
enng-h. cold, or anr ironhlf with
throat, client or Inntrs. Ir. Kinjr's
New Dincovcrr fr ennntimption.
cnnrh or cold i ruarantc-l to five
relief, or tnoncr m l be paid back.
siiffcrT( from la crip found it juM
the thinr and nnder Ms ue had a
speed r and pcrieei recovery. 1 ry a
Sample bottle at onr expence and
learn for vouref iuft how rood a
thinr it is. Trial bottle free at Hartc
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fcize Jc and f 1.
f TF.CIliEK CAfF-S.
S.H.Clifford, New Cattle. Wis.,
was troubled with neuralgia and
Rheumatism, his stomach was dis
ordered, bis liver was affected to an
alarming decree, appetite fell away,
and be was tcrriblv reduced in fleib
and Mrenrth. Three bottle of elec
tric bitters cured him.
Edward Sheppard. Harm burp. 111.
had a runuinjj fore on his leg of
eight rears' standing. Used lb re
tMittles of electric bitters and seven
Imixcs of Buckley's Arnica salve, and
his leg is sound and well. John
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fever sores on his leg. doctors said be
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