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THE ARGUS, SATUKDAT, DECEMBER 29, 1894.
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l)r. jVi'i-rick v.-.i-i ili jightt'd to Kce mu
tt-iii i;o r-iu i ilily and assured 1110 thut
liit l.u.l lli.nn'!it of nothing else liut tin'
um- inn ri:ui'. Tim jieeuliiiv cireum
Manetn of the case fuiaoiiKited him great
ly. JJeHdcdiy I riouldlieadetectivo,"
lio Hiiiil lattvhiugly. "I have betm in
venting nil kinds of theories in coutiec
:ou with this mutter. By the way, my
idea of ccun-liiiig tho shipping list was
a (.rood one,
"Kxccllont. Yon received my letter?"
"1 did, with much pleasure. So Fran
cis did not urrive in England until the
Hth tif June?"
"No! Therefore it was Francis whom
1 met tit the Fen inn, who was killed
l.y his brother, and it is Felix who now
i:it s himself oil to Olivia liellin as
1- runeis. "
"IKm-r flirt not (.ticss the imposture?"
"No. So far as 1 ran nee, she lirmly
Ix-lieves Felix t.i I Franeis. Vou were
tilso rk'lit al "Hit ihti hiding of the
Vim don't nay so?" rried Merrick,
lnciily di-lichfrd. "Did helix vido out
to the Fen iun and hido the body, as 1
"Ho diiL I have tho evidence of the
livery stalilo kea'ier to prove that he
hired u horse on the 11th and did not
return till midnight."
"Duriiifr which time ho disposed cf
Lis brother s body?"
"Precisely. I tracked his horse's hoof
marks to the pool wherein I am con
vinced tho body lies hidden."
r.pnu: ion ore a wonucrtui man,
Detiliuni. Did yon have the pool drag
p-d for tho body?"
"Not yet I wished to tell you all my
discoveries before doing bo.
"ilany thanks. I am so interested in
this case that it is a great pleasure for
mo to follow it step by step.
"I wish no thanks from you, Merrick,
said I heartily. "It is rather the other
wav, as yonr reasonings have led me to
tlieso important discoveries: First, that
Felix was in Paris; second, that Francis
lid not arrive from Chile till this mouth,
uud, third, that Felix himself hid the
corirt-e. lSy myself I should never have
discovered so much. Hut I have made
me mast famous discovery."
"Yes? And that is?"
"I know how tho crime was commit
ted and by whom. "
"You don't say soj" exclaimed Mer
rick in much excitement ' Have you
"No. It was not Streut who killed
Francis iJriarfierid. "
"Yon don't mean to say is was Rose.
"No. It was Felix himself. "
Merrick uttered an exclamation of
ui prise and remained silent for a few
"I!ut you said yourself that Felix
never came tu the inn on that night,"
"fio 1 thought, but it appears that I
was mistaken. Fuudy, the livery stable
kei ier, told me that Felix hired a horse
from hi m on the 10th and 11th of June.
( n lioth occasions he did not return till
midnight Now, Francis was murdered
ii the loth, and his corpse disappeared
m the 1 1th. Felix is therefore respon
sible fur both the murder and the con
ceal mint of tho body. "
"That is purely circumstantial evi
dence." I laid down ' the arrowhead on the
"This is proof positive," I said tri-impli.-uitly.
"With that piece of flint
Francis was killed. "
"Really, " said Merrick skeptically,
liicUiui: ut the arrowhead. "With speb
clumsy instrument he must have bun-
L-led the job considerably.
"Not nt all. That arrowhead is steep
ed in virulent poison."
"The denco!" cried Merrick, drop
iiing it hastily. "Why did you not
warn me of its danger? I might have
cut myself and gone the same way as
poor Francis Briarfield. How do you
know the murder was so executed?
"I told you almut the discolored
wound in the palm of the right hand."
"Well," I continued, "that was the
rnnsc of death, as there was neither
MTatt'lt nor violence on any other part
of the bodr. I picked up that arrow
head ill the fireplace of the dining room
f the Fen inn, whero it had doubtless
lie?i thrown by Felix after tho com
mitral of the crime."
"Whero did he get tho arrowhead?"
"That is just what puzzled me for a
long time. Fortunately I remembered
that tho entrance to Bcllin Hall wad
decked with a perfect armory of savngn
Weapon. I made uu excuse of locking
at the picture gallery and to gained ad
mission to the hall.
"Did you liiid anything likely to con
firm your sus-picum.?
"Yes. 1 found that nil arrow had
licen removed from the wall."
"How ec.nld you tell that?"
"localise the weapons were arranged
in patterns, and one of the patterns was
incomplete. Moreover, on comparing
thai arrowhead with those on the wall
1 found it was precisely similar in op-
"Humph," said Merrick thought'
fully. VThero is only one deduction to
lm taken from all this. Felix stole tho
arrowhead, and knowing it to bo poi
Mined rode to the Feu iun to kill his
brother. Ho is a clever scoundrel. "
"Very clever indeed, " I answered dry.
It. "But for you. Merrick, he would
Lave taffltd ino altogether. "
kite 1 . I ,""aV ESh. SfftM
b34 tt THE UTHu
j inniK yon nave mm tins um, sum
Merrick, laughing. "Now, w hat do you
intend to do next?"
Have the pool dragged for the InmIv
mid 1-elix Hriarticld arrested."
I;efore doing so it would be advisa
ble to find Rose Streut or her father. "
'Because they only can give positive
evidence as to the committal of the
crime. Failing them, Felix may sliti
through your fingers.
"They won't show tip or give evi-
deuce for their own sake."
In that case they must befonnd and
forced into confession," said the doctor
quickly. "And what about Felix and
Thoy are now in town Mrs. and
Miss r.ellm in Swansea square and Fe
lix at. his chandlers in Jermvn street."
"I wonder if Felix is still in commu
nication with Rose Streut. oneried
Merrick half to himself.
"It's not impossible. Whatever Rose
Slient was or is, she is not a waiting
maiil. 1 helieve some gniitv bond
unites the pair, and Rose assisted Felix
in ins scoundrelly schemes out ot pure
"Hardly," responded Merrick. "If
Iioso loved Felix, slio would not assist
him to marry Olivia, and by removing
Francis she certainly did so."
"How would it do to see Felix at hi3
chambers and bully him into confes
"Y on wort manage that Your man
is too clever."
' 'He can't do much against the proofs
in my possession."
"He'll deny anything."
"At all events, I'll try, Merrick. This
evening I'll call on Felix and swear
that I am going to have him arrested
for the murder of his brother. That
will bring him to his knees."
'"it might, and it might not. Better
look for Rose Streut. "
"If any one knows whero she is to be
found, it is Felix. I can't do better than
see him. "
"Try it by all means, " said the doctor
donbtfully, "but I'm afraid you won't
get much satisfaction out. of him. First
liud Rose Streut, have the pool dragged
and the IkkIv found. Then, what with
the evidence of Fundy and that arrow
head, yea will have, no difficult; in net
ting" a warrant for his arrest At pres
ent Felix will simply order you out of
his rooms. "
"I'll run the risk of that," I answer
ed and shortly afterward took my de
I could not now complain of lack of
interest in my life. It- took me all my
time to keep the many details of this
case in iuii::L There was no doubt that
I had already solved tho mystery, and
that Felix was guilty of his brother's
death. Yet, us Merrick said, it would
lie necessary to find tho Ixidy and thus
establish conclusive proof of tho crime
before the murderer could be convicted.
V hen this was funic, tho evidence in
hand would be sufficient to insure his
condemnation. For my part, I lielieved
that he would be driveu into a corner
and forced to confess his complicity in
Firmly convinced of this man's guilt,
I was determined he should not marry
Olivia. The crime had lieeu committed
for her sake, and seeing that he had be
haved in so cowurdly a fashion it was
a fit retribution that he should not
achicvo his purpose. It was no use to
warn Olivia as to the rrno character
of Felix, us she lirmly believed him to
be Francis and wonld decline to believe
my story. Under these circumstances I
judged it advisable to see Felix at his
chamliers and warn him that I know
all. Terrified by the predicament in
which he found himself, he might leave
Enghuid, and thus Olivia would he
saved from lifelong misery. His punish
ment for the crimo would occur later
on, as, notwithstanding his flight he
could be arrested on the continent wki.e
extradition treaties were in force-
After dinner I therefore went to call
on Felix. His rooms were in Jermyn
street, and as mine were jnst around
the corner in Duke street I had not far to
go. iUy visit was paiu on tne cnanco oi
finding hiin m, as I did not wish to pat
him on his guard by notifying him of my
wish for an interview. As the twins, in
spite of constant disagreement, occupiet
the same rooms, I could not but wonder
at tho nerve of Felix in coming back to
the apnrtments where every familiar
object would remind him of his fratri
- It was just at 8 o'clock when I reach
ed the door of the chambers. At the foot
of the stairs I found the caretaker en
sconced in a glass box like an insect.
To him I addressed myself. He was an
old friend of mine and rather an oddity
in his way.
"Is Mr. Briarfield within?"
"Mr. Francis Briarfield is in his
rooms," said tho caretaker, "but Mr.
Felix is in Paris. "
Of course I guessed that this would
bo the answer aud secretly admired the
dexterity with which Felix had carried
out his plans. Doubtless iu the end, when
his brother did not return, or rather
when his pretended self did not reap
pear, ho would account for it by an ac
cident in the eastern deserts. However,
my basiness was with Felix, alias Fran
cis, so I made no comment on the care
"Pray take up my card to Mr. Briar
field," I said. "I want to see him at
I "I can't tak-p it no now." said the
c-.rtakcr civiiir. "Air. Eriai field is ''I'm not so sure of that, " said Mer
'iigantU aiKifiav.; particular fil.TS tlmt rifk tsbarplv. "If she Wetit iuto that
lie was init to ! dirtcrla-d. " I
"AU, lnt aloiiMlt-sri lit; is rntta.til
with a friend if mine," I liinted am-!
"Is the lady a friend of yours, sir?"
A lady! My thoughts at once revert
ed to Rosom-nt, but then the chances
were that it might lie Olivia.
Yes. Miss Bcllin."
That's the young lady, sir, to whom
Mr. Briarfield is engaged?" asked the
caretaker, who was a continued gossip.
It is not her, sir. I know her well
by sight, us she has lieeii hi-te w ith Mr
Bfcllin, It's another lu.lv."
My surmise was riKht, and I felt con-
tid.-lit that V hilar 1 Kto.nl there Felix
was having an interview with his ac
complice. 1 could not disturb them, yet
wished to assure myself of the identity
of Rose Streut. When I found out all
about her, there miaht bo a possibility
of solving the mystery.
Well, no matter, I answered care
lessly, stuffing the card back into my
case. "I'll see Mr. Briarfield another
"Will you leave yonr name, sir?"
"No, it doesn't matter. I'll call
about 9 on the chance of finding bim
Having thus baffled tho inqniries of
the caretaker, I strolled into the street,
and taking op my station at the corner
kept my eyes on tho door. If Rose
Strelit was with Feiix, she must cer
tainly cm lie out iu a short time. Then
I intended to follow her np and speak
to her if I got a chance. Failing Briar
field, I might possibly extort a confes-
hiou from the v.'eaker vessel.
In about a quarter of an hour the
woman came out. She wore no veil,
and as it was still fairly light I had no
difficulty in seeing her face. She passed
hurriedly by me in the direction of the
Haymarket without observing me, and
I recognizyd her at a glance. It was as
I thought, Roso Stront and none other.
la place ot tne waning maid s Jmen
dress, she was arrayed in a Fmart tailor
made costume and looked very fashion
able indeed. Her face wore a trium
phant expression, as though 6ho had
been successful with Felix. I guessed
the interview had been for the purpose
of extorting blackmail. With her knowl
edge of his secret Felix was eertaiuly
at her mercy.
Following her up at some little dis
tance, sue went down the Havmarket
and turned down one of the side streets.
turned off there info a dirty alley and
11 irm J.'om1 Strml and tunic other.
finally dixapiieared into a swing door
over which was a lamp-inscribed with
some letters. I looked up and saw writ
ten thereon, "Stage door.
"An actress." said I und went round
to the front of the theater to ins)iect the
play bill. It was the FriTo'ity theater.
aud they were playing the burlesque of
As You Don't Like it." Olaiiciug
down tho list of characters, I saw that
Orlando was played by Miss Rose Ger-
"A leading lady, " I thought, trans
fixed with astonishment. "A bnrlesquo
actress doubtless iu tho receipt of
good salary. hat in heaven 8 name
took her to the Feu inn?"
This question I was of courso unable
to answer, but I guessed it had some
thing to do with love and Felix Brier-
field. Leaving the matter alone for a
few moments I secured a stall and en
tered the theater. When Orlando came
on, I was thoroughly satisfied. Rose
Streut was Rose Geraou, and I had seen
her play the part of waitiug maid
the Feu inn on the 10th of June, that
fatal night of tho murder.
When I told Dr. Merrick of my good
fortune in finding Rose Streut, or, to
use her stage name, Rose Ueruou, he
was considerably astonished. The case
had taken hold of him so completely
that he could think of nothing rise. He
had a large practice and attended fairly
well to his patients, bnt informed me
that ho did so in a mechanical fashion,
more or less, as his brain whs busy
with tho Fea inn mystery. We were
now wonderfully familiar, considering
the short period of our acquaintance,
but this was doubtless due to the inter
est we both took in the case. "Upon
my word, Denhaui," stiid Merrick, rub
bing his head irritably, "I wish you
had not come near me with your hallu
cinations. Instead of attending to my
business, I think of nothing but your
mysteries. The sooner we unravel this
riddle the better will it lie for me. Y'oa
are an idle bachelor, so it does not mat
ter much to you, but I am a busy med
ical man, and this infernal busiutss
worries me greatly. At this moment 1
ought to be attending to a patient, in
stead of which I am wasting my time
with you. "
"Shall I go away?"
"No, oonfouud you! I wish to see
the end of this affair, or I'll get no
peueo of mind. It is too late to remedy
the matter, so I must have my curiosi
ty allayed by learning all the ins and
oufs of this enigma. Conic, M ns bein.
You have found Rose Streut?"'
"Yes. She is a burlesnne actrets and
plays at tho Frivolity theater. Her
nanio in the programme is set down as
Rose Gernon, but this is doubtless her
suigB uuiuu. iwi it.
MM i 'B i ,
Ken inn busine-Mri with li.-r "V oiieQ.
she doubtless took a false usniu, so as to
"Then what about the landlord, who
called himself Edward Strent?"
"Oh, wo must find ont all about him
also. No doubt his name is false also.
Did he look like her father?"
"Well, I can't say that there was
much likeness between them. He looked
to me like a valet. "
"A valet," muttered Merrick rertect-
vcly. "yui"er! 1 wonder if he really
was u valet valet to relix.
'In that cose he'll be with him now."
It ii not inipoiible. He has Felix
in his power and can stay on just as be
likes. It's my opinion he'll stay till he's
jieiisioned off. ( use of blackmail, i
1 think Rose Gemou is blackmailing
Ijuite so. What else can he expect?
Or else," added Merrick, looking
straight at mo, "it's a case ot love and
'What! Do you think Felix promised
to marry Rose if she helped him to get
rid of his brother?"
"I think he might lead her to believe
he would do so. "
This is absurd, Merrick," said I
sharply "Felix is in love with Olivia.
The motive of the crime was to gain
possession of )li via's haniL Rose would
not help Felix if she knew that."
"lreciscly. If she knew it Bnt it's
my opinion that she does not leuow it
I believe Felix gulled her into liclicf
that he Would marry her if she gave her
assistant;, but he has nut the slightest
iutehtiou of keeping his promise."
And what excuse could he make for
wishing to murder his brother?"
Ah, there, you have me! I don't
know that Of course you and I are
aware of the real motive of the crime,
but Rose is ignorant of it She thinks
she knows no doubt, but I'm certain
she licen put off with a lie. "
But ho can't keep the information
from her for ever. Even if he keeps
quiet, somo one is bound to tell hT that
Felix is engaged to Miss Bcllin."
There you are wrong, " said Mer
rick, with grim jocnkiritv. "Every one
thinks i rancis is engaged to Miss Bel
liu." "Ye, but Rose Gernon knows well
enough that Francis is dead, and that
the engaged man must lie Felix pesing
"There's some truth in that," admit
ted tho doctor, looking pnzzh-d. "I sup
pose he must have kept that fact from
hT so far, us I don t see what possible
explanation he could give her.
'Always assuming she is in love with
him," said I musingly.
( tli, us to that, I am certain it is so.
A woman like R'ise Gemon drawing a
good salary would not mix herself up
in sufh a dangerous bn-duc.s merely for
money. Thora is a stronger motive, and
that is love. I'll lay anything," cou
tiuned Metric!:, in sporting plirase,
"I'll lay anything that the is madly in
love with the fellow."
"Well, and Olivia, thinking Felix it
Francis loves him madly also. If these
two women come" together, there will
be trouble for Felix."
"Eureka!" cried the doctor, jumping
up excitedly, "the very thing. When
thieves fall ont you know the adage.
Let us bring tho two women together
and see the npshot"
"There will wmply lie a row," said
L "What is tiie use "of that?"
"This" retorted Merrick sharply
"that when Rose finds she has lieeu lie
trayed she will reveal all the mystery
out of revenge and assure Olivia that
Felix is not Francis "
"That's not a bad idea, Merrick; also
it might occur that Olivia reveal some
thing in her turn."
"Impossible. She can't possibly know
the man's villainy, else she would not
think of marrying him. "
"I suppose not, and yet," I added re
flectively, "I wouldn't bu surprised if
she were cognizant of Felix's move-'
meuts on the 10th and 11th. She cer
tainly stuck up for him iu tho most
amazing manner at the first interview. "
"Of course she did, because she be
lieves he is Francis Dcticud upon it,
doctor, she knows nothing, and if we
bring her and Rose together there will
he a revolution and a revelation. "
"It's worth trying at all events But
how can it be managed?
"By working on the natural jealousy
of the sex. Tell Olivia that Felix re
ceives a woman iu his rooms every even
ing." "Oh, hang it." Merrick," said L red
dening, "it wouldn't be delicate even to
a married woman, let alone a girL "
"Of course I don't mean you to put
it to her in that barefaced manner, "
said Merrick hastily, "but handle the
matter delicately. Wrap it up in sugar.
I leave it to your own judgment in
any case you must.rouse the jealousy ol
Miss fjlivia Bellin and induce her to
come with you to the chambers of Fe
lix when he is interviewing Rose. " '
"She wouldn't come without her
"Then bring her mother along with
you. This is a serious matter, and it
doesn't do to be squeamish, "
"Then do it yourself, " said I angrily.
"I!" said he, taken aback. "No. I
don't know Miss Bellin. You are the
proper person. Besides it's better that
she should know the truth, even at the
eost of a shock to her delicacy, than be
tied to a brute like Felix, as she cer
tainly will be. "
"Not If Rose can help it"
"She can't help it if she doesn't
know. And the only way to spoil the
game of Felix is to bring the two wom
en face to face. Their mutual jealousy
will do the rest, aud instead of going
to the altar Felix Briarfield will find
! niniseii nouna lor tne sranoin.
. . . . , - . i m- 1 , ,,
"True enough. Will, I'll try. Mer
rick, but it's a job I don't like. "
He laughed at my scruples and tried
to show mo that I was really doiag
, Olivia a service in being so plain po-
' but iu gpit4J M hU urt?umenU i
t departed from his houe in low spirit.
f diJ net rc.isn ir.cio.aot iMvitwii.g
Olivia ou so d licat.- a iuhj-.-t, ! I
saw it v lull-rati v.- and tli.-r.-f.ir.
made up my mind u carry through the
busiuess at whatever cost of personal
inconvenience to my-elf. That i hs
worst of being an amateur detective.
One's f.-oling are not ruder Mifficicnt
The next day I nlh-d at Swansea
Fquare and sent tip my card to Mivia.
As it so happened. Iter mother had gone
down to liurliugham with Felix, and
the remained at home tlte plea of a
lead he. She Sent doV.U a message to
the fleet that she Was unwell and
atke.1 me to i-v-use le-r, but 1 x-riM-l.-J
a few lines on my card a. king paitieu
lullv to h.T. This time the s taiit
ivturu.il w illi the informal im that Mim
llellill Would Mee Hie for a few lllillUteK,
uud 1 was showu into the diawiug
room. I felt nervous but, determined to
go through with thcumttiT, managed to
ktctt np my courage. It was a most
unpleasant task, but very ncceiiarj if I
wanted to attain my object
When Miss Cvlliii cntcn-d, I could
not suppress a start, so changed was she
in outward appeaiaiico. As I Ktid be
fore, she was a tail, well developed and
very beaurif nl woman, but now she had
grown thin, and her fare wore an anx
ious expression. I could not help think
ing that she knew something almut the
tragedy at th lotie inn. as 1 conld cm-
jcctUTO no .tlH-rreas.nl f.c Iht ill health
und manifest diM-onqxisure, She came
forward, with a nervous smile, and
greeted me in a low Voice.
"My mother and Mr. Ihiaifi. 1.1 have
gone to llurliiighain." he saiil, Kitting
dowu on a lounge near which my chair
"I am not sorry for that," I answer
ed iravcly, "as I wiih to see yon
"What is the matter, Mr. Dcnham?
Have you anything very terrible to tell
"I think it is terrible."
"Alwnt Francis?" she demanded anx
"Yes Abont Francis"
"Sarely you are not going to begin
agaiu about that foolish matter you
spoke of at Marshminstor."
"No. It is not about that"
Olivia passed her handkerchief across
her lip aud pave a sigh of relict The
exprc-don of h-r face was so strange
thut I was m re than ever convinced the
susru-ctcd the truth.
"I am glad yon have given over that
mail i.l.-a atxiut Francis being relix.
tdi raid at length. "I caunot conceive
what made yon tak up so strange a be
lief. F. lix is in Paris"
I know that. Miss llellin. I saw
This I said in the hope of startling
her, but she did not move a muscle of
her face. Either she was keeping well
iu hand or was cognizant of the fact
that Felix had gone to Paris for the
pnrjx.-.. of dcrciv ing mo. If so, ho nint
have know n he was not Francis .nd
sJsi that my st'iry of tb" lone inn trag
edy was true. It was on iny tongue to
ask her if she was aware of tlie t.Trible
trnth, but on reflection I judged it
to let events evolve themselves. Fate
could manage these things better than
a mere mortal.
"I knew yon would see him there.
she said coldlv, "but I caunot Vouee-ive
why yon should desire to convince your
self that I spoke truly.
"Bi-cansc, Miss Bcllin, I believe that
the man who calls himself Francis is
"'flic same old storv," she said irn
patiently. "Yon are mad. If yon saw
Felix in Paris yon must le convinced
that you are making a mistake,"
"Well, Miss Bellin. we will waive
that'poiut for the present I will call
the mau to whom you are engaged
"As he is" she interpolated imperi
ously. I let the remark pass and went
en with my speech. "You will u-j doubt
think me highly impertinent, but !
wish to warn yon against the so called
Francis Briarlu Id. ". , .. , ,
"What do you ni.au. turi'
"Simply this: While ot the Fen inn
I was waited uu by a woman who call
ed herself Ruse Strent That woman is
now in town acting at the Frivolity the
ater under the name eif Rose Gernon."
'And what have I to do with such a
rreatnre?" she asked in a trembling
'Nothing, but your lover has every
thing to do with her. "
We were both on our feet by this
time, and she was lookirg at me with
wrathful eyes The crisis I so dreaded
had come, but it was now too late to re
treat, and there was no help fur it but
to go on.
"Be angry with roe if yon like. Miss
Bellin, " 1 said as soon as I was able,
"hut it is iu your own interest I speak. "
'My own interest:
'Yes This woman Rase Gernon is
In lo with Franeis B"
'No, no!" she murmured, her face I
growing whit a "Yon are making s
'It is true," I said doggedly, "she
was with him at his chambers yester
day evening at 8 o'clock. ' She will be
there tomorrow evening at the same
time. I learned that fact today. "
"Did you come here to insult tne.
sir?" asked Olivia iu a voice tremulous
' 'I came here to do yon a service, but
if you look cpou it iu the light of an
insult I may as well take my leave,"
"Stop, sir!" she said, placing herself
before Die, ".You shall not leave the
room till I am convinced of the truth of
your statement Why should Francis
meet Rose Gernon?"'
"Why should R- Gernon play the
part eif awaiting maid at the Fen iun"
I r4 iricd. .
"How can I Ml?''
To further the schemes ef the man
who is to marry you. Miss Bellin. Kite
loves him. and he loves her. "
"Not 1 tell you jt U impossible. 1
trust him. 1 love bim. lie conld not be
such a uu-au villain."
'I ... t . y..u thut r.i..t I sav
Dt, rnd I vill it If it U
x she mattered, ohwliing Ikt fit.
if it is true, I h!1 IrtttorlT rtmtsh
him f.ir the den .ttti. "
"t Vth wth I'itottiw vcntng nt
K oVl'n-k o Briirfw'M's roor- in J.y
tiirn h-tnti. sod I'll Tgairn yon .hll
flwtn t'i-ilvy. "
'If I t'.iouuM s Init, tio," tlie saiil.
breaking IT impetaniiy. "I cannot
sumo. How ran I h-rw can I?"
Ak Jlre lb-Din to ch.h- with ,
"i cum ..t do that."
She ;tt !,, itrutlB" 'V f-C a ttl'-
rieiit. lb ii . ilk. d I I I.e oih.r end of
the room U Ii. il hii.; I. till linl. I.i-r fan
ASS llfl . I
"Why ! you avaiue I..-M w lib lle-te
infamous t.,!.-s m :' ajj.- c-tid ciu it. il-
"I do not IV li. vc you."
"Put me to the iroof. Come tomor
row cvtuijg, aud yjusha'.l sector vour-H-lf."
"Yon are lh( e-nimva-f tho man I
"lam tlie l-itn-r 11 inv if the i.uu
v.ho irta ':' to lov yon l.-;raaf I ln
licvc ha kiil.-d ho. brotls r."
"Mr. Dinham, I could tell but, tso.
no: I must i.e Ml.-iit"
"Wliat do you wan?" rt-ked I -a-
gTly. thinking she was aW-ut to rcval
Ikt Mi-piei. ms Olivia lh..u1it for a l.-u
uhmuiiiIs Ih'-n put .li.y bi-j.l MiiM.ily
into latin. "I will Im-viiIi you ut a
quarter to s toiaenrow. and if il Ik treat
what you ty li. if it i triK '"
"H. ra- i-i lay a-aitt." auid 1. f.minj
il into Ii- r haii.L "Wear a i ;1 tuul
" t( fit Irf al o alt at ,nn,1t i tf. to
:.itw to my room in Ihike tr't. I
will await y.m Lt tlx- aUxir, ami we will
go to the chsiuUr f thita villain."
"He is no villain."
"I mlio is Mi-ai P- Hin, and I'll
iirove him In la- so tomermm. "
"Doit." he Kii.L Caiug tnewitS
glsnca. "and yon a.?ia!l sa riow biitarly
I shall tif:tfh bis tn-achaTy. Now go,
Mr. Detiham, and it me tomorrow
e vening as you have arraiig4."
I Kiwa-d and hit the room in rilenoe.
As I ned tliriugh tliod.rir I Ix4ian
bark and V hud thrown hirsclf
on the cona-h, crying bitterly. The sight
" ! he know anything." I thought.
"or do. sltaa lulitve Felix i rea'lr
Franci? Well, v hen slie and Itose ier
uon come fa to face, the truth will lie
The truth wa stranger than e ven I
(To br cmnnat-d .)
WhneaaanrrrrartHnalclir Fur (aaaj nt eil it If
far-maditn;:. Her ataane. Uu grpt Itiat faltr frtiia
tin- lii ef the prmuling tMbe. ta ajtu-ai tlie laaa
wliWpvr of tbc dyitia; an;a.. a4 blew OUT auarlb
: Hoar atiMnaat Utrs tbtt lU-f tic atila '.4a 4
fmstliuau' mck.-tilac 4imr hith luaolti
an-rk tba-tr oonvl itciiort a 4 nt.drr taa-ai ajrrar-
let frettiit Itira'.ida. prraiilarFlr rd and anM
tiHilra. Dr. PlereeV Favercc freaarriptioa t
dana. mark ta rfmcclpatr watmru f.ana Ink thrall
d n and mJ he takes hf tlie avt delicate Ith
aWatlnte o-naima; of bercSt. For naivtef raatb-
erand all detiillalrd. ear raa-4oa"'
it ra Ike ant a-txlare nttoratire tonic to balltl
Uwai np. To Ummc atijat to txcoajx' avitbrr tl
i a priccletai boon. It k-aaaenf tbe pain aad per
lit. of ck'ldbtnh. thnrteaa Ubor, iiroaauleai tke
cretion nf sa abandaiK of ntrartrUaicat fat lite
child and rhortau, the r ! of aymSocmetil
Whraj aba traa a CkJM. abas crtaad f or Oaatorkh.
Wbra sba bajcame Him, ba rttnn to Oaauala,
awe abe bad CSmdiaat, abe getUoa CaaaVorta.
Children Cry for
IrHilM. .! k rn dptnio .'inb mf nia
b itkm tK r s( all riiK4 Uit
frw-tte, et4jrf viu Mtl aWHUMlw.
Take nqthinq but
eLa BIT 444, aaaM-ajaMSTS.
tSTWraa fnr ttnnk -TO
Jotiri Voile 3c Co,
Mann fact nrars (if
baah, lXiort and Blinds, '
And allaVinds of
Woodwork for Builders
Mdiiif, rioorta. Waiaarmiuf
Consumers rf Aotirjticcotb
2TE r,Cy to f :j a mere tin
ce price cbjd jbr ce ordin:g
trade tobaccos, will find this
trand 5UDerior b sll cltiet5
BEWARE OF !MITO101S.
Offer Yet Made!
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ntf Mni. u a ijt tit M.ttth.
w t,nr..f : (!.!. Mm
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I aaal still laa price nam ta same.
Hi-antTfl'i.f abn rltattn lai till wiv.l al.o aor.
tnaie.lil iki Iflnmili.i-. Iiii-Im . ryt Ulnar
Jri'tir riiiif;.in.,-j a.,Hir tuoii. a Uut L
kIhkiIiI eon aamia it.
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