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COPYRIGHMT 1914- /
A curi'ous crowl of si htis Inv tc
the riiyste-riotis bonue aof Jmtage. Ostriander',
counity Judge antd '('i ie-nr itteise, fol
lowing a vlitd woninii wi> lots gainteid
entranee throutgli the gaites o' tt lulgii
double 1irrit'i s sIsi'i'unIinrtg tlt. pla e.
Th( wonra liits dispiaited hilt the judgi'
is found in t (aiiii~ie h siate. IBel:t. his
servant. alji-:u)s it :t lying condlition a1ti1
prev-nts i- iln'.-' It) a secret iloor. I.-1;t
dies. '' I th.; auw'ikes. Mtiss W'i'eeks
explains to lin whit lits occurrtd dolting
his :.'-zurs. Ii,' sieretlyv discove-rs thet
wher,-:thinus of ti' velle-d wonian. Sih'
Iltov's to iii. II. wIr iow of it Inin tileil
1)efolv e hIl ftLk sinld e-leet t'at'titeel fill' 11:181'
der yi rs b:for',. lie' cliighlt' is <i
;ag it I., lin' '!ie's son., from whlitn heI Is
esir'ngl~t'. but1 thlt 1runr"d''r Is beltwee-n thl'
lt".::. Sil- lin tis to (lit-i' her luistihiil's
inertirv :ani; ;sks the .ltg 's 11hl. Aloti
in ii,- roin I liehoriih S o'IvllI' re-ails th.
n''wvsa i i'i' 11i1 il .ngs tellIng the story if
thlt- mitreier of A!g'rtion Ilthe-rlih:; h~v
John Sei1ill' I1n I I:ir iI I ltn . , It lv
"Ahi, .ludge Ostrainder." she ex
claimed in a hasty buti not Unt i'a ceful
greeting, "you arr1 v'ry punctual. I
Was not looking fo' you yet." 'Then,
as she noted the gloom under which
he was laboring, she contiiued with
real feeling, "ind eedl, I aiptreciate this
Sacrillice you haVp made to my wishes.
It was asking a great deal of you Io
come here: bulit I saw no other way
of making my point clear. oni'e oveir
here, I ltgg l, and bi ni ee a littlii
house out of thnes- st ones.oul don't
mind the child, do you, judge? Slit
lay offl'r i d liversionl if 0111' I'tr''eat is
The gestlr' of di'avowal which he
made was ctourteouts but insincere. lie
dlid mnind Ite child, but1 he could not1
explain wly: besides, he must over
colie such folly.
'"Now," she (conllillt d as she re
joined him on the place where he hail
taken his stand, "I will ask you to
go hark with me to Ithe hour when
John Scoville left the tavern oin that
fatal day. I ain not now on oath, but
I might as well be for arty slip i shall
make in the examt truth. I was mak
lug Dies in the kitchen, when some
one canie running in to say that lieu
ther had strayed away from the front
yard. And here I found her, sir, right
in the heart of these ruins. She was
playing with stones just as Peggy
lear is doing now. Greatly relieved,
I Wls taking her away when I thought
I heard John calling. Stepping up to
the edge close behind where you are
standing, si'- yes, there. where you
get such a broad outlook u1) and down
the ravim-e--I glanced in the direction
from which I had heard his call--- just
wait a moment, sir; I want to know
the exact time."
Stopping, she pulled out her wvatch
and looked at it, whil~e hte, falteinig
up1 to thle v'erge wichiI she had po0n1teCd
out, followed heri miov'emients i1th
strange inltentsity as site went Oin to
say in expllantationl or her act:
"'The time is impt~ortanit, ion accounit
of a cer ita in deinmnstration 1 am an x
louis to ma1k e. Now ir yotu will lean
a lIttle forwardi'o and look where I am
pointing, yout will notice at the turn'l
of the stream an sp51ot or giroud m11 ore
open than11 thte rest. P lease keel) your
eyes on tat spot, for it was there
I saw att thtis very htouri twelve years
aigo the shado(1w (if ani approachting fig
tire; and1( it is thitere you will pr'eseitly ~
see onte si milar, ir the boy I have
trIed to Interest in this experiment
doeis not rail me. Now, now, sIn! We
shouild see( hIs shadow before we see
hIin. Oh, I htope the underbhrush and
trees htave ntot grown utp too tick !I
triedl to thIn them out tod(ay. Are you
Hei seemted to be, but she dared niot
turn to look. Ilotht figures leaned,
intent, anhd In anothter moment she
iadh gr'ipped his armii and( c!lhtng there.
"DIdl you see?" shte whiepered.
"D~on't mind! the boy; It's the shadowv
I wanted you to tnotice. Did you ob
serve anytinlg marked abouit it?"
She had drawn him back into the
ruins. They were standing In thtat
one secluded cortner undoer (lie ruIn
ouis gable, and she was gazing upl at
him very earniestjly. "Tell mte, jud~ge,"
she entreated as ho made nto effort
With a hturried mnoistening of hIs
Ups he met iter' look and responided,
with a slight emphiae:
"The boy held a stick. I should
say that he wvas whtittlinig it."
"Ali!" Hler tone wvas tr'iumphItant
"That wasfl what I tothld imi to (do. idt
.you see antything else?"
"No. I do not understaiid this ex
.Periment or what yen hope from it.'
"I will tell you. The shtadow wvhic!
I saw at a moment very lIke this
twelve years ago, showed a marn
'whittling a atick &nd wearing a cai
USE FOR PI
The pineal gland, which has bee
the subject of some remarkable e
perimnents, is a small body, just b
low the great lobes of the brain, thi
is supposed to be the vestige of
kind of third eye of our prehistoric a
cestOrB among the lower vertebrate
Whether it 'was ever connected wit
vlsioX, however, appears to be doul:
ftl 1'e degenerate organ stIll s
Arotog fluid during early life and hi
DODD,MPAD COM fpazm
with a decided peak in front. M3
husband wore such a cap-the only
one I know of in town. What mor
(lid I need as proof that it was his
shadow I saw?"
"And wasn't it?"
"Judge Ostrander, I never thought
differently till after the trial-till
after the earth closed over my poor
husband's remains. That was why I
could say nothing in his defense
why I did not believe him when he
declared that he had left his stick be
hind him when he ran up the bluff
after leuther. But later, when it was
all over, when the disgrace of his
death and the necessity of seeking
a home elsewhere drove me into sell
ing the tavern and all its effects, I
found sonething which changed my
h(ind in this regard, and made me
confident that I had done my hus
band 1a great injustice."
"You found? What do you mean
by that ? \Vhat could you have
"ills peaked cap lying In a corner
of the garret. He had not worn it
that day; for when he came back to
he hustl(1 oft' again by the crowd
he was without hat of any kind, and
he necr rlturn'd again to his home
h m know that. Judge. I had seen the
sIiui dw of somne other mian approach
ing Iark I lollow. Whose, I amt in
this tow ii now to find out."
.lIudge Ostrander was a man of
kern perception. quick to grasp an
idea, <quick to form an opinion. But
his mind acted slowly tonight. )ebo
rahi Scoville \.ondered at the blank
ncr-s of his gaze and the slow way
in which he seemed to take in this
asto nii(lnlg fact.
At last he found voice and with it
gave some evidence of his usual acu
"Madam, a shadow is an uncertain
foundation on which to build such an
edilice as you plan. A dozen men
might have come down that path with
or without sticks before Mr. Etheridge
reached the bridge and fell a victim
to the assault which laid him low."
"I thought the time was pretty
clearly settled by the hour he left
your house. The sun had not set
when he turn1ed your corner on his
nay home. So several people said
who saw him. Besides-'"
"Yes; there is a 'besides.' 1'm sure
"I saw the tall figure of a man,
whom I afterwards made sure was
.\r. Etheridge, coming down Factory
road on his way to the bridge when
I turned about to get Reuther."
"All of which you suppressed at the
"I was not qluestioned on this point,
"'MadIam"l-hle wvas stand(1inig very
near to 11er no0w, hemming hecr as it
wvere inlto thlat dlecayinig corner-"'
should hav'e a v'ery nmuchl higher opin1
ion of your candlor if you told me0 thlc
"I hlave, sir."
lls hlandsl rose, one to the righlt
hand wvall, tile other to tile left, and
r'emainled there withl their palmis rest.
inlg heavily against tile rotting iplas
ter'. She wvas more than ever hlemmed
ini; but, thlough shle felt a trifle fright
ened at hlis aspect, whlichl certainly
was not usual, 511e faced him withloul
shrinkin~g and( in very evident surprise
"it seems too slighlt a fact to men.
tion, arid, indeed, I had forgotten It till
you pressed me, but after we hlad
passed tile gates and1 were well out
0on the highway, I found that Rleuthei
had1( left her little pail behlind he:
hlere, and we came back and got it
Did you mean thlat, sir?"
"I mleanlt nothing; but I felt surn
you1 hlad not toldl all you could aboul
that fatal ten minutes. You caml
back. it is (quite a walk from the road
Tihe man whose shadow you saw munsl
have reached the bridge by this time
WVhat did you see thlen or--herar?''
''NothIng. Absolutely nothing. juidge
I was1 intent oin finding the baby's pail
andl having found it I hurriedl bach
home all thle faster."
"Arnd tragedy was going on or was
ju~st completedl, in plain sight fron
"I hlave no dloubt, sir; and( if I hla
looked, plossibly John might have bee:
The silence following this wa
broken by a crash andl a little cry
Peggy's house5 had tumbled downl.
-'Tho small incident was a reulii'
Both assumiedI more nlatuiral p)ostures
"So the shadowv is your' great an~
only rpoint," remarked the judge.
"1shall not dlesist, Judge Ostra,
n been regarded as an agent inl devI
C- opment, its diseased--~or excessive
a- active-condition giving rise to pr
tt cocity. Tissue preparedo from t
a Ipineal organs of cattle hlas bieen fedl
n.- dogs, chlickens and guinea pigs in
s. mixture wvith milk sugar, similar
:h kept duplicate animals hlavuig
t- ceived milk sugar alone. In e
e- case the animlals sulpplied with pin
is tissue developed more raidl .c
94 are going to pursue this ail
"I am determined to. If you den
mne aid and advice I shall seek anothe
Counselor. John's namie must be vii
He gave her a look, turned an
glanced down at the child piling ston
on stone and whimpering just a litt.
when they fell.
"Watch that baby for a while," hi
remarked, "and you will learn the lea
son of most human endeavor. Madam
I have a proposition td make you. Yoi
cannot wish to remain at the inn, no:
can you be long happy separate(
from your daughter. I have lost Bela
I do not know how, nor would I bi
willing, to replace him by anothel
servant. I need a housekeeper; som
one devoted to my interests and wh<
will not ask me to change my habit:
too materially. Will you accept the
position, if I add as an inducemeni
my desire to have Routher also as an
inmate of my home? This does not
mean that I countenance or in any
way anticipate her union with my son.
I do not; but any other advantages
she may desire she shall have. I will
not be strict with her."
Deborah Scoville was never more
taken aback in her life. The recluse
opening his doors to two women! The
man of mystery flinging aside the reti
cences of years to harbor an inno
cence which he refused to let weigh
against the claims of a son he had
seen fit to banish from his heart and
"You may take time to think of it,"
he continued. as he watched the con
fused emotions change from moment
to moment the character of her mfo
I 1r"If You Deny Me I Shall Seek Anoth
bile features. "I shall not have my
affairs adjusted for such a change be
fore a week. If you accept I shall be
very grateful. If you decline I shall
cls pm tw'ergteadg
ino oltay ecuson I aco
a) meliN aet.
And he aw hathe oul doit
sawandwonere stll oe
"i Yoal Denyve toSal wree Aeuthr
bile feature. "Io shlnoon hao y
"Ifour adjuste.o"sc hag e
for amwek too yosubet thak bou
kees Uthem gtwo roeargae,?"dg
iot(u ltrywelcomeind. IAnd cooe
arihts If my liary wto. av"tb
shoud wsh sawe thsle nwdd cit
sawcs ov amil~o~elstill peoprelve
hav shall hver tonerit theuerpa'
.twIv yeiar as.''
"*I ail tooitrbothnk abotot.
"Ande yhu-hould ak noe haf tes
-ee toe geloked myharn,"n
-"yo. anRuthe you tvo hae know kee
. orceal. nmes." r egrd
"Ynes, maamt o liea ster Iecy ive. b
have oremy rylonely hesn youi
"I wille ti n aou ekeperan"
"And pyeas may Thake otae of thes
ment cotons:rom Olives namedisoa
toint metiedrrnemyeari n
your answuter wareth:nonb
sa"Yaout ould rindprp .
n reeadam. N sheroecy is ato hm
maintaied. infuue as tomborenha
ovtyer myd reasos feory re-minedouI
yueae e. Tha yo hav a .
poert tou he ageetr.'...,,
- Jnor anllwerx wats: ren e,.t0
<"I thcaot o take p-,ck b w '-at Ihat
saide aoyut my deomrr 'ac - arj ,,r e
inrepatinwgm thi mahe lofed lth- brighter
forc sie.Th. fahe remhat forrtmotmya.
termilu eNe ln afeth irttrif ws fri
fromr allntI-ca<'yusemoryh 1a itu, ni
proesa bowt 1 o f yptt i~.,,. g
1vtoo. nm t o ff'l t from all~ 1 en un' bi
Po13thrs ti'adt't yofn dogs f., eemed*Itt hal
l41'easta monith ahad "oft ther df fren
cy fo d calompant' ios. Onlyt '. p',ina tas
-ufromal inyongtr~' amals t i ha nan'o
ar ocill a news O t4~reaatmentt for~5 chidre
oo.sufeimngto from eltod development~
others anCouneg Claim Leamda
'- Te Uonirs. OnClyiforni tie
ry sute rmoung womaltaherd andyla1
talyro n Stlftr rmarrdste developmet
an scientists, but, thills College turps 0t1
t' with Oliver. Between also a wail
:Miaq. Do not mind that toar-drop. nane
Y ma. -It Is rho last.
t isses for my comforter. Come soon.
r fn UTHrnr.
Over this letter Deborah Scoville ?4
for two hours, then she rang for Mr
o The maid who answered her sun
a mons surveyed her n amazement. I
was the first time that she had see
her uncovered face.
Mrs. Yardley was not long in con
"Mrs. Averill-" she began, in
r kind of fluster, as she met her strang
guest's quiet eye.
But she.got no further. That gues
had a correction to Mnake.
"My name is not Averill," she pr<
tested. "You must excuse the ten
porary deception. It is Scoville.
once ocupied your present position i
Mrs. Yardley had heard all about tL
Scovilles; and, while a flush rose t
her cheeks, her eyes snapped wit1
"Ah!" came in quick exclamatior
followed, however, by an apologeti
cough and the somewhat forced an
conventional remark: "You find th
place changed, no doubt?"
"Very much so, and for the better
Mrs. Yardley." Then, with a straighi
forward meeting of the other's eye
she quietly added, "I am going to liv<
with Judge Ostrander, Mrs. Yardley
keep house for him, myself and daugh
ter. His man is dead and he feelE
very helpless. I hope that I shall be
able to make him comfortable."
Mrs. Yardley's face was a study. ii
all her life she had never heard new:
that surprised her more. In anothe:
moment she had accepted the situa
tion, like the very sensible woman she
was, and Mrs. Scoville had the satin
faction of seeing the promise of rea
friendly support in the smile witl
which Mrs. Yardley remarked:
"It's a good thing for you and E
very good thing for the judge. It ma;
shako him out of his habit of seclu
sion. If It does, you will be the city'
benefactor. Good luck to you, madam
And you have a daughter, you say?"
After- Irs. Yardley's departur
\Irs. Scoville, as she now expecte
herself to be called, sat for a long
time brooding. There was one thinj
more to be accomplished. She se
about it that evening.
Veiled, but in black now, she wen'
into town. Getting down at the cor
ner of Colburn avenue and Perr
street, she walked a short distance 01
Per'y, then rang the bell of an at
tractive-looking house of moderate di
mensions. Heing admitted, she aske(
to see Mr. Black, and for an hour sa
in close conversation with him. The
she took a trolley car which carrie
her into the suburbs. When sh
alighted, it was unusually late for
woman to be out alone; but she ha
very little physical fear, and walke
on steadily enough for a block or tw
till she came to a corner, where a hig
fence loomed forbiddingly between he
and a house so dark that it was in
possible to distinguish between it
chimneys and the encompassing trees
Was she quite alone in the seen
ingly quiet street? She could hear n
one, see no one. A lamp burned i
front of Miss Weeks' small house, bu
the road it illumined, the one rnnin
down to the ravine, showed only dIar
Sire had left the corner and wa
passing tire gate of the Ostrande
homestead, whren sire hreard, comin
from some distant point withnin, a l01
andl peculiar sound wvhich held her in
movable for a moment, then seant hre
It was tire sound of hammering.
[learing this sound and locatinug i
wvhere she did, she remembered, wit:
a quick inner disturbance, that tih
judge's house held a secret; a secre
of such inmport to its owner that th
dying liela had sought to preserve
at the cost of his life.
Oh, she had heard all about that
The gossip at Claymore inn hrad bee:
great, an~d nothing bhad been spare
her curiosity. There was somethinr
in this house which it behooved th
judge to secrete from sight yet mor
completely before her owna and Reui
tiher's entrance, and he was at wvorl
upon it now, hammering with his owa
hand while other persons slept! N<
wonder she edged her way along thi
fence withb a shrInking, yet persisteni
stcp She was circling her futmr,
home and that house heldl a myster)
As she groped her way along, eh
had amplem opportunity to heaur agail
the: in? ermnittent sounds of the harr
rny-r, and to note thnat they reachel
her rna.ximucem at a point where tin
eli or th )0judge's study app~roached th
Itttttat; Fat-tat-tot. She hate
he soun d evemn while she whispered t
it Is just some household matte
hie lai at work upon-rehanging ph
tens or putting up shelves. It can b
. nohing else.''
Yet on laying her oar to the fonc
she felt her sinister fearn, return
aind, with shirinekinng glanc -a into
darkness which told hner nothing, shn
added in fearful murmur to herself:
"What am I taking Rleuther into
I wish 1 knew. I wish I kenew.,"
T'O, Bg CONTINIJI.D.)
the most wivefi, adcording to a specia
dispatch from Oakland to the Nes
York Sun. And that,'s why matr
many is taught there as a professior
( "Mills college boasts more miarrie
-graduates than any othrer college
California where women study," say
,the correspondent. "Virtually ever
graduate has in the last few year
been married within five years afte
a her graduation. .In order to train th
- fuur wives the college recently star
n a ed teaching cooking by first han
;met hodsa "
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Kiss, 818 Clinton
Place, Kansl+ 1
slty Mo.: "I had>Oh!otrbe f
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