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lr~~ ~ ~ .a ga , t ,A a I i inned
! . r the place.
It a :; 1 a terrifying
. and, scream
b -.r window and
rr Vrt r:.er's presence,
:.. . r. .0 ut. woried her
i i' :. .:'ti carved screen
S :.a . .:: rncr and cowered
T 2:n.: tr-ugling men, the
t'rt :gro. ' in the next room
new *e cou i c atch the sound of the
lJttf r' parr ng breath rising above
the ca.r or strange entreaties and
xci:ed cries with which the air was
u11: then a q:ick. hoarse shout of
'.kdge: Judge. ' rose in the doorway,
and she became conscious of the pres
ence of a headlong. rushing force
struck m;d way into silence as the fro
-en figure of his master flashed upon
the negro's eyes-then-a growl of
concertrated emotion, uttered almost
in her ear, and the screen which had
been her refuge was violently thrust
away from before her and in its place
she beheld a terrible being standing
ever her. In wvho t eyes. dilating under
th; fresh surprise. he beheld her
doom, ever wh Mile recognizing that if
the troust suffer it would be simply
as an (.:a(le to some goal at her
bac I: ' h:t h :r ust reach --now-be
fcr- he f. 1 fin hi. lIed and died.
What wa\as t. goal? As she felt
hersl ii.f d. na,. almost hurled aside.
h( t(:rne1 to se0 and foundh it to be a
door be-fore which the devoted Dela
ha:.d ::c th.r:.n him:5 lf, guarding it
-:: tr .e. i of his powerful but
raLpdl. si:kie body, and chattering
deh ,c e ith his bloodlIess, quivering
lI+-a figur- rile In anger. sub
l:nae in pu. ' anid piteous in its
failing eter es
"13i(;:! al (f .,ou!" he erhol. and
Ftr ;;d, utal c at the door easing
on either sid. to hold hits lf "ret.
'You Mlannot cut- in hre This is
Net (v'.u his ir-m r oi? v or onl(ce
.unequaled hy si1" cuI tand the
sa-tpi 'f tht '-r::lb cash which di. l
figured his 1 r.h ! lb" hal beten runl
over by an aut '::.ohile in a moment
of blind abstral t:o:, and his hurt was
mortal. Air-::di his: hn'a-. h'-:' erset
by the pa t :n
cenraton whnwt a iarlyo
Tring hey sBeyeld the judge, Upn
as yo seeIa kFlet. m o o
sirki. owea hbrat yulileave hthlas
idgoey unasd lswear Itha o ofe butl
hinsraton, heven this nlok r i
i decayng tu, iea mtartn byrman
Sgain and cre'tin terribleou gaes.
t1havein ditobiforwaredgn andi
hs youebood it ild his.lash not
tre.eadear tath yo il lee thboa
benath uthen her thet no ohebu
han sfell.- eer tor thel flocks arms
weekl hasefungI elef byw ian
His ea erknoward agaion andond
thme inuteng omn's hopete hat
sifebls oo as itornpad fnow s
bneth n e hbtreloohsdr.
.A fellemn hsh, to he afmghoo g
of Dadumurked emlontet Mios
Weeks ip and she ngrwdlf dater in
Areklea abandboahi not ter
bya he knwunexp itast eoj
By ANNA KATI
(Copyriwht, 1014, by i:
suspended animation which confronted
them from the judge's chair, shrank
tumultuously back as little Miss
W\'eeks advanced upon them, holding
out her meager arms in late defense of
the secret to save which she had just
seen a ian die.
"Let us do as he wished," she
prayed. "I feel myself much to blame.
What right had we to come in here?"
No one in authority was present;
no one representing the law, not even
a doctor; only haphazard persons from
the street and a few neighbors who
had not been on social terms with the
judge for years and never expected
to be so again. His secret!-always a
source of wonder to every inhabitant
of Shelby, but lifted now into a matter
of vital importance by the events of
the day and the tragic death of the
negro! Were they to miss its solution,
when only a door lay between it and
them-a door which they might not
even have to unlock? Miss Weeks
was about to utter an impassioned ap
peal to their honor, when the current
of her and their thoughts was changed
by a sudden sense of some strange
new influence at work in the room, and
turning, they beheld the judge i.pon
his feet, his mind awakened, but his
eyes still fixed-an awesome figure;
some thought more awesome than be
Death was present with them-he
saw it not. Strangers were making
havoc with his solitude-he was as
oblivious of their presence as he had
been unconscious of it before. Ills
faculties and all his attention were
absorbed by the thought which had
tilled his brain when the cogs of that
subtle ni hanism had slipped and his
faultics paused inert.
"Where is the woman ?" lie cried.
It was a cry of fear; not of mastery
The Veiled Woman.
The intensity of the question, the
emrinpelliig. self-forgetful passion of
i.' r:an, had a startling effect upon
he crowd cf people huddled before
rim. With one accord, and without
topl)ping to pick their way, they made
or the open doorway, knocking the
naller pieces of furniture about and
rearting havoc generally. Some fled
the house; others stopped to peer in
tgain from behind the folds of the
turtain which had been only partially
torn from its fastenings. Miss Weeks
was the only one to stand her ground.
\W:-n the room was quite cleared
nIl the noise abated (it was a fright
il experience to see how little the
udge had been affected by all this
hlbb of combined movement and
udl she stepped within the line cof
hi vsion alnd lifted her feeble and
e effectunal band in an effort to attract
hi. atent in to hierselft.
I ut he did not notice her, any moore
han he hiad not Iced the others. Still
lookinn 'u the one dIirection, lhe criedI
a ioudi in t rou bled tones:
'She stood there! the woman stood
her* and( 1 saw her ! WVhere is she
She is no longer in the house,
cam n.In gentle reply from the only one
ini or out of the room courrageous
enough to speak. "'She went out w~hen
she saw us coming. We knew that she
had no right to be here. TPhat is why
we Intruded ourselves, sIr. We did
not like the looks of her, and so fol
lowed her In to prevent mischIef.'"
"How dared you! iHow dared she!"
Then as his mind regaIned its full
poi4se. "And how, even if you had the
temerity to venture an entrance here,
dlid you manage to pass my gates?
They are never open. Bela see-s to
As she watched she saw his eyes,
lixd rup i to now u pont her face, leave It
antI pass fu rtivsel y and with moany huesi
tations from object to object, toward
that spot behind him where lay the
sou rce of her great terror, till finally.
withI fatal precision, they reached the
poit. where the screen had stood, and
not fin d ig It, flew in o pen terror to
thre door It was set there to conceal
when that somethIng else, hnddln'd in
oozIng blood, otn the floor beneath,
drew them to Itself v-Ith the irresist
ibieness of grim realIty, atnd he forgot
Dead! Bela! Dead! and lying In
his blood! The rest may have been
no dream, but this was surely one, or
his eyes, used to inner visions, were
playing him false.
GraspIng the table at his side to
steady his failing limbs, he pulled him
self along by Its curvIng edge tIll lie
came almost abrea~t of the helpless
figure which for so many years had
b teen the embodiment of faithful and
IThen and then only did the truth of
his great misfortune burst upon his
bewIldered soul; and wIth a cry which
tore the ears of all hearers and was
never forgotten by anyone there, he
flung himself down besIde the dead
negro, and, turnIng him hastily over,
gazed in his face.
'And where was 1, when all this
happened?" he demanded in a vole
made low by awe and dread of is own
"You? You were seated hero," mur
mured the little won, ftIgs
odd, ead & Company)
the great chair. "You were not
quite--quite yourself," she softly ex
plained, wondering at her own conm
posure. Then quickly, as she saw his
thoughts revert to the dead friend al
his feet, "Bela was not hurt here. Ile
was downtown when it happened; but
he managed to struggle home and gair
this place, )vhich he tried to hok
against the men who followed him
lie thought you were dead, you sat
there so rigid and so white, and, be
fore he quite gave up, he asked us all
to promise not to let anyone enter this
room till your son Oliver came."
Understanding partly, but not yet
quite clear in his mind, the judge
sighed, and, stooping again, straight
ened the faithful negro's limbs. Then,
with a sidelong look in her direction,
he felt in one of the pockets of the
dead negro's coat and, drawing out a
small key, held it in one hand while
he fumbled in his own for another,
which found, he became on the instant
his own man again.
Miss Weeks, seeing the difference in
him, and seeing, too, that the doorway
was now clear of the wondering, awe.
struck group which had previously
blocked it, bowed her slight body and
proceeded to withdraw; but the judge,
staying her by a gesture, she waited
patiently near one of the bookracks
against which she had stumbled, to
hear what he had to say.
"I must have had an attack of some
kind," he calmly remarked. "Will you
be good enough to explain exactly
what occurred here that I may more
fully comprehend my oWn misfortune
and the death of this faithful friend."
Then she saw that his faculties were
now filly restored, and came a step
forward. liut before she could begin
her story he added this searching ques
"Was it he who let you in-you and
the others-I think you said others?
Was it he who unlocked my gates?"
Miss Weeks sighed and betrayed
flustar. It was not easy to relate her
story; besides it vwas woefully incom
plete. She knew nothing of what had
happened downto'n, she could only
tell what had passed before her eyes.
Iut there was one thing she could
make clear to him, and that was how
the seemingly impassable gates had
been made ready for the woman's en
trance and afterwards taken such ad
vantage of by herself and others. A
pebble had done it al:-a pebble placed
in the gateway by Bela's hands.
As she described this and insisted
upon the fact in face of the judge's
almost frenzied disclaimer, she thought
she saw the hair move on his forehead.
Bela a traitor, and in the interests of
thte womant who had fronted him from
tihe other end of the roo:n at the mo
ment consciousness had left him! Evi
dently this inttrusive little body' did
not know IBela or his story, or
Why shtould interruption comte then?
Why was he sitop~ped, whten in the pas.
sioni of the moment hte muight have
let fall some word of Pinlightten~met
which would have eased the agitated
curiosity of the whole town! Miss
Weeks often asked herself this ques
tion and bewailed the sudden access
of sounds in tihe rooms without, which
proclaimledl the enttance of the police
andl put a new strain upon the judge'e
faculty of self-control and attention
to the one matter in hantd.
The commonplaces of an official in.
quiry were about to sutpersede the ptlay
of a startled spirit struggling with a
problem of whose complexities he had
received 'but a glimpse.
* * * , 9 0 , 9
The library again! but how changed!
Evening lliht now insteadl of blazing
sunshine; and evening light so shaded
that the corners Beemed far and th<
mnany articles of furniture, cumbhering
thte spaces between, larger for th<
shadows in which they stood hidden
l'erhtaps thte mian who sat there ir
com panty with thle judge would have
preferred to see more perfectly thai
portiont of the room whtere fiela haf
takent his stand antd finally fallen; bul
from thte pliace where he sat there wat
no getting any possible view of thal
part of thte wall or of anything con
necte'd with it; and so, with every ap
pearance of satisfaction at being al
lowed in thte room at all, Sergean
D~oolittle from headquarters drank thl
judge's wine and listened for thi
"Sergeant, I have lost a faithfu
servantt under circumstances whici
have call an unfortunate attention t<
my house, I should like to have thiu
place guarded-carefully guarded, yo,
understand-from any and all intru
slons till I can look about me and si
cure protection of my own. May
rely upon the police to do this, bogil1
ing -tonight at an early hour? Ther
are loiterer. already at the corner an
in front of the two gates, I am no
accustomed to these attentions, an
ask to have my fence cleared."
"Two men are already detailed fo
the job, your honor. I heard the orde
given just as I left headquarters,"
The judge showed small satisfactli
"Two menl Couldn't I have three
One for each gate and one to patr4
the fence separating these ground
fronm the adj"4ilg lot?"
"It two men are not enough to i
sure ?oI a quiet sleeni you shafl has
three or four or even more, Judge Os
trander. Do you want one of them
to stay inside? That might do the
business better than a fezen out."
"No. While Bela lies above ground,
we want no third here. When he is
buried I may call upon you for a
special to watch my room door. But
it's of outside protection we're talk
ing now. Only, who is to protect me
against your men?"
"WVhat do you mean by that, your
"They are human, are they not?
They have instincts of curiosity like
the rest of us. How can I bo made
sure that they won't yield to the temp
tation of their position and climb the
fences they are detailed to guard ?"
"And would this be so fatal to your
peace, judge?" A smile tempered the
"It would be a breach of trust which
would greatly disturb me. I want no
body on my grounds, nobody at all.
Has not my long life of solitude within
these walls sufficiently proved this? 1
want to feel that these men of yours
would no more climb my fence than
they would burst into my houe.' with.
out a warrant."
"Judge, I will be one of the men.
You can trust me."
"Thank you, sergeant; I appreciate
the favor. I shall rest low as quietly
as any man can who has met with a
great loss. I shall always suffer from
regret that I was not in a condition
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"Never speak to mue again." ex
claimed the fair maid, as with ibrsli
ing eyes she handed back to the foot
ball hero the ring he had so proudly
placed on her finger a few short days
before. "I can never marry a cow
"A coward ?" he stammered.
"Yes, a coward. I saw you with
my own eyes at the game this after
noon. You had the ball under your
arm and ran with it the whole length
of the field instead of facing the
crowd and fighting like a man."
He Lived There.
James E. Ferguson, governor of
Texas, smiled the other evening when
the conversation turned to the subject
of bad breaks. He said he was remind
ed of how Smith sadly fozzled.
Some time ago Smith was taken to
an entertainment in an unfamiliar
town by a friend, and being somewhat
bored toward the end of the show he
looked around the room for a sympa
"You look just the way I feel about
it," he remarked to a sad-looking citi.
zen. "These receptions are the most
tiresome things on tihe face of the
"Yes," admitted the sad-faced one.
with something akin to a sigh. 'They
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"Bore you to beat the band," r
turned Smith, and then suggested,
"Why dlon't you go home?"
"I am home," was the star-tling re
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"Hie never complains at his luck.
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"Fine, hle's just the mlan we're look
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the entertainment committee and give
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