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And so with each new arrival. ie
aeither turned nor moved at any one's
entrance, but left it to Mr. lack to do
the honors and make the best of a sit
uation, difficult, if not inexplicable to
all of them. Nor could it be seen that
any of these men-city officials, promi
nent citizens and old frier:ds. recog
nized his figure or suspected his
identity. lcyond a passing glance his
way, they betrayed neither curiosity
nor interest, being probably sufficient
ly occupied in accounting for their
.own presence in the home of their
once revered and now greatly ma
ligned compeer. Judge Otrander, at.
tacked through his son, was about to
say or do something which each and
every one of them secretly thought
had better be left unsaid or undone.
Yet none showed any disposition to
leave the place; and when, after a
short, uneasy pause during which all
attempts at conversation failed, they
beard a slow and weighty step ap
proaching down the hall, the suspense
was such that no one but Mr. Black
noticed the quick whirl with which
Oliver turned himself about, nor the
look of mortal anguish with which he
awaited the opening of the door and
his father's entrance among them. No
one noticed, I say, until, simultaneous
ly with the appearance of Judge Os
trander on the threshold, a louid cry
swept through the room of "Don't!
don't!" and the man they had barely
noticed, flashed by them all, and fell
at the judge's feet with a smothered
repetition of his appeal: "Don't, fa
Then, each man knew why he had
,been summoned there, and knowing,
.gazed earnestly at these two faces.
Twelve years of unappeased longing,
of smothered love, rising above doubts,
persisting in spite of doubts, were con
centrated Into that one instant of mu
lual recognition. 'Phe eye of the fa
ther was upon that of the son and that
of the son upon that of the father and
for, them, rt least in this first instant
of reunion, the years were forgottem
and sin, sorrow and on-coming dooit
effaced from their mutual conscious
* Then the tide of life flowed back int<
the present, and the judge, motioninj
to his Son to rise, observed very dis
I "Don't ta an ambiguous word, my
rBon, and OU your lips, at this Juncture
'may mis'ead those whom I have called
here to Iear the truth from us and the
truth only. You have heard what hap
pened 'here a few days ago. hlow a
long-guarded, long-su ppressed suspi
cion-so guarded and so suppressed
that I had no intimation of its ex
* atence even, found vent at a moment
of public indignation, and I heard you,
yous Oliver Ostrandr, accused to my
f(ace of having ill some1 boyish 1t of
~rage struck down tihe lnanl for whlose
'death another hlas long since p~aid the
penlalty. Tis you hlave already been
"Yes." The word cult sharply
through tihe silen'e; but the tire with
which the young man rose and faced
them all showed him at his best. "But
surely, 110 persc-n presenlt believes it.
No One can who knows you andl tihe
principles in wh-lch t have been rais9ed.
This fellow whom~ I beat as a boy has
waited bln to star't tils damnable re
.pert. Surely ho will got no hearing
from unlprejudiced and intelligent
T 'ho police have listened to him
Mir. Andrews, who is one of the gen
tienmen present, has heard his story
and you see that he sltandis hlere silent,
my sonl. And thlat is not all. Mrs.
Scoviie, wvho has loved you like a
miother, longs to belhove in :.our lnne
~cence, andi cannot."
A low cry from the hall.
; it died away unlh'etded.
I'~And Mr. Black, hecr hlusband's coun
sel," continued the father, iln the firm,
lowv tones of one whoe for inany long
'days and nighlts had schooledl hiimself
~for the dulty for this hlour. "shlaresq her
feeling. Hie lhar tried not to; but hc
does. They have found evidences-you
know them; proofs which might not
have amounted to much hlad it not
been for the one mischievous faci
which has undermined public confi
dence and given point to these attacks
I refer to the life we have led and tht
,barrlers we have ourselves raise,
agaisiat our mutual intercourse. Thea
have Undone us. To the question, 'Whr
b )ese 'barriers?' I can find no answe
Stthe one which ends tIls struggle
~';fSccambing myself, I ask you to do a
s14: To Out bf the past comes a voice
V''tL'voice of Aigernon Ilitheridge, d4
Sg-vengeance for Ils unltimel
I:t will not be gainsaid. Not sa
Sfd'ith th6 toil we have both pai
Y'ii t~~' eara of suffering and repreo
'i-"-pmIndful- of the hermit's life
.,~ p f the pleart disapp"'in
e itrgye~v bow.e,.its cry for put
4n 't insistent, Gentleme
SQi11r it is tfor me' to er
~ o J cb ~ oville was,
the4 atfoic whil
, C.D Rhoaes
DODD MEMO y colapAy .
look here!" And with one awful ges
turo, he stood still-while horror rose
liko a wave and engulfed the room
choking back breath and speech from
every living soul there, and making a
silence more awful than any sound
or lo they all felt, till his voice rose
again and they heard:
"You have trusted to appearanceb;
you must trust now to my word. I
am the guilty man, not Scoville, and
not Oliver, though Oliver may have
been IL the ravine that night and even
handled the bludgeon I found at my
feet in the recesses of Dark iollow."
Then consternation spoke, and mut
tered cries were heard of "Madness!
I is not we who are needed here but
a physician!" and dominating all, the
"You cannot save me so. father. I
hLted Etheridge and I slew him. Gen
tlemen." he prayed in his agony, coin
ing close into their midst, "do not be
misled for a moment by a father's de
11ls lifted head, his flashing eye,
drew every look. Honor confronted
them In a countenance from which all
reserve had melted away. No guilt
showed there; he stood among them, a
Slowly, and with a dread which no
man might measure, the glances which
had just devoured his young but virile
countenance passed to that of the fa
ther. They did not leave it again.
"Son?" With what tenderness he
spoke, but with what a ring of desola.
tion. "I understand your effort and
appreciate it; but It is a useless one.
You cannot deceive, these friends of
ourn-mnen who have known my life.
If you were it. the ravine that night,
so was 1. If you handled John Sco
ville's stick, so did 1. and after you!
Let us not struggle for the execration
of mankind; let it fall where it right
fully belongs. It can bring no sting
. keener than that to which my breast
has long been subject. Or-" and
here his tones sank, in a last recogni
tion of all he was losing forcver, "if
there is suffering in a once proud man
flinging from him the last rag of re
spect with which he sought to covet
the hideous nakedness of an unsuspect
ed crime, it is lost in the joy of do
ing justice to the son who would take
advantagq bf circumstances to assumE
his father's guilt."
But Oliver, with a fire which noth,
Ing could damp, spoke up again:
"Gentlemen, will you see my ia
ther so degrade himself? lie has dwelt
r I t Ii
"Gentlemen, Will You See My Fathei
So Degrade Himself?"
so continually upon the knowledge
which separated us a dozen years agt
that he no longer can discriminate be
tween the guilty and the innocent
Would lie have sat in court; would he
have uttered sentences; would hi
have kept his seat upon the bench fo
a1' these years, if he had borne witti
in his breast this secret of persona
guilt ? No. It is not in human natur
to play such a part. I was guilty-an
I fled. Let the act speak for ite
r' The respect Cue my father must no
-be taken from him."
Confusion and counter-confusion
-What were they to think! Alanso:
B ilack, aghast at this dread dilemme
Y ran over in his mind all that had lei
him to accept Oliver's guilt as provet
1and then, in immediate oppos tion t
it, the details of that old trial and-th
Ijudge's consequent life; and, voicin
-the helplea~s confusion of the otheri
observen with forced firmness:
1 "We haive heard much of Olj#4r'
Y wandqrings in the ravine on that: tata
a night, but nothing of yours, Judge Oi
- trander2 It Is not eno)xgh foi' 90pi
a say that you wer'e tre; 'y a-ti
r prove lt1
soclated WIPt thi 1 '_Ai fth *
guilty-bad out' .. separation o
through his crime and not througg
my own, I should have been proered
for such a contingency, and not ovep
whelmed by it."
"And were you no prepared?"
"No, before Oclt*
The gesture accompanying this oath
was. a grand one, convincing in its
fervor, its najesty and power. -
But facts are stubborn things, and
while most of those present were still
thrilling udider the effect of this oath.
the dry voice of District Attorney An
drews was heard for the first time, in
"Why, then, did you, on the night of
Bela's death, stop on your way across
the bridge to look back upon Dark
Hollow and cry in the bitterest tones
which escape human lips, 'Oliver! Oli
ver!' You were heard to speak
this name, Judge Ostrander," he
hastily put it, as the miserable father
raised his hand in ineffetual protest.
"A man was iurkng in the darkness
behind you. who both saw and heard
you. He may not, be the most pre
possessing of witness, but we cannot
discredit his '.tory."
"Mr. Andr'ews, you have no children.
To the man who has, I make my last
appeal. Mr. Renfrew. you know the
human heart both ..j a father and a
pastor. Do you find anything unnatural
in a guilty soul bemoaning its loss
rather than its sin, in the spot which
recalled both to his overburdened
The word came sharply, and it
sounded decisive; but the ones which
followed from Mr Andrews were no
"That is not enough. We want evi
dence, actual evidence, that you are
not playing the part your son ascribes
The Judge's eyes glared, then sud
denly and incomprehensively softened
till the quick fear that his mind as well
as his memory had gone astray, van
ished in a feeling none of them could
have characterized, but which gave to
them all an expression of awe.
"I have such evidence," announced
the judge. "Come."
Turning, he stepped into the hall.
Oliver, with bended head and a dis
couraged mien, quickly followed.
Alanson Black and the others. cast
Ing startled and inquiring looks at
each other, brought up the rear. Deb
orahi Scoville was nowhere to be seen.
At the door of his own room, the
judge paused, and with his hand on
the curtain, remarked with unexpected
composure: "You have all wondered,
and others with you, why for the last
ten years I have kept the gates of my
house shut against every comev. I
am going to show you."
And with no further word or look.
scarcely even giving attention to Oil
ver's anguished presence, he led them
into the study and from there on to
that Inner door known and talked of
through the- town as the door of mys
tery. This he slowly opened with the
key he took freim his pocket; then,
pausing with the knob in his hand, he
"In the years which are past, but
two persons beside myself have
crossed this threshold, and these only
under my eye. Its secret was for my
own breast. Judge what my remorse
has been; judge the power of my own
secret self-condemnation, by what you
And, entering, he reached up, and
pulled asida the- carpet he ha~d strung
up over one end of the room, disclosing
amid a number of koosened boards, the
barred cell of a condemned convict.
"This was my bed, gentlemen, till
a stranger comning into my home, made
such an acknowledgment of my sin im
I CHAPTER XVIII.
Later, whon the boards he had
wer al reove, teycame upon a
pacet f cosly ritenwords hidden
in te frmewok ofthebed.
IIt read as follows:
Whosoever lays hands on this MS.
w ~ill already be acquainted with my
crime. If he would also know its
cause and the full story of my
hypocrisy, let him read these lines
wvritten, as it were, with my heart's
I loved Algernon IEtheridge; I shall
never have a dearer friend. His odd
ways, his lank, possibly ungainly, fig.
ure crowned by a 'head of scholarly
refinement, his amiability when
pleased, his irascibility when crossed,
formed a character attractive to me
from its very contradictions; and aftem
- my wife's death and before my son
-Oliver reached a coinpanionable age, ii
Swas in my intercourse with this man 1
3, found my most solid satisfaction
r' Yet wve often quarreled. His dog.
-matism frequently ran counter to my
iviews, and, being myself a man o1
a quick and violent tereper, hard words
I sometimes passed between Us, to be
.forgotten the next minute in a hand,
t shake, or some other token of mutual
esteem. These dissensions--if sucli
I they could be called--never took plac<
ri except In the privacy of his study 01
, mine. We thought too much of eact
I -other to display our differences ol
I, opinion abroad or even in the presence
of Oliver; and howeve~r heated ouw
s arguments or whatever our topic w(
ginvariably parted friends, till one fate
O 0.God! that years of repentance
s s elf-hatred and secret immolatlan cai
inoer undo the deed of an Infuriated
pottin IEternity may console, but li
n ,&kever make me innocent .of bE
e 1~dt my heart's broth~r.
?, deiad 4OtinUsual word >t
y. nearer right thah twe bad
Y ' y times before; but for some r*
A I found it harder to pardon bin.
For thee 'first time in our long ao
qutaintance, I let Algernon Etheridg
leave me, without any atiompt at con
If only I had halted iere! If, at
aight of my empty study, 'I fad not
Conceived the mad notion of waylaying
hi1 at the bridge for the hand-shake
I missed, I might have been a happy
man now, -and Oliver-But why dwell
Upon these might-have-beensl What
happened was this:
Disturbed in mind, and finding my
self alone in the house, Oliver having
evidently gone out while we two were
disputing, I decided to follow out the
impulse I have mentioned. Leaving
by the rear, I went down the lane to
the path which serves as a short cut
to the bridge.
That I did this unseen by anybody
is not so strange when you consider
the hour, and how the only person
then living in the lane was, in all
probability, in her kitchen. It would
have been better for me, little as I
might have recognized it at the time,
iad she been where she could have
witnessed both my going and coming
and faced me with the fact.
John Scoville. in his statement, says
that after giving up his search for his
little girl he wandered up, the ravine
before takin'g the path back which led
him through Dark Hollow. This was
false, as well as the story he told of
leaving his stick by the chestnut tree
in the gully at foot of Ostrander lane.
For I was on the spot, and I know
the route by which he reached Dark
Hollow and also through whose agency
the stick came to be there.
Read and learn with what tricks the
devil beguiles us men.
I was descending this path, heavily
shadowed, as you know, by a skirting
of closely growing trees and btishes,
when just where it dips into the HIol.
low, I heard the sound of a hasty foot
come crashing up through the under
brush from the ravine and cross the
path ahead of me. A turn in the path
prevented me from seeing the man
himself, but as you will perceive and
as I perceived later when circun
stances recalled tt to my mind, I had
no need to see him to know who it
was or with what intent he took this
method of escape from the ravine into
the fields leading to the highway. Sco
ville's stick spoke for him, the stick
which I presently tvtyped over and
mechanically picked! 'up, without a
thought of the desperate use to which
I was destined to put It.
Etheridge was coming. I could hear
his whistle on Factory read. There
was no mistaking it. tt was unusually
shrill one and .had aIlways been s
cause of irritation to, me, but at thit
moment it was more; it roused ever)
antagonistic impulse withbn me. H4
whfrtlng like a galliard, after a part
Vng which had dissatisfied' me to sucit
an extent that I had come all this die
tance to ask his pardon: and see hii
old' smile again! Afterward, long aft
erward, I was able to giare anothei
interpretation to his show of apparen
self-satisfaction, but then I' saw noth
ing but the contrast it offered to in.
own- tender regrets, and my blood be
gan to boil and my tempest rise to suel
a- poit that recrimination took th4
place of apology when in another ma
ment we came together In the oper
space between the end of the bridg4
and [Dark Hollow.
(TO BE CONTrI'N1.1
The Unity of Life.
'Ehese is nothing, I think, tha
brings home to one more conclusivel:
the unity of life, and therefore thb
unity of knowjle~ge of that life, thai
the attempt to study any particula
subject by itself and confine yoursel
to. it alone. You find very soon tha
you. cannot do so. No aspect of lif<
can be separated from the rest and
und'erstood even in ahy small degree
without some knowledge of the res
of life. No part of life- stands alone
Every phenomenon of l'ife is the re
surlt.. not of one or two- causes alone
but of the interaction- of innumerabli
causes. To get near the understand
ing of only one item you. must be abi<
to estimate more or less truly all thi
forces that make life, and the objet
tive of life. As with the eddy of
river, to estimate it you must knoi
not merely the edd-y, but much alai
of the rIver, its volume and its speed
tihe density of its waters, the configi
ration of its banks and its genera
directIon. The observation of th
eddy only would lead you into tb
wildest fallacies.-The Atlantic,
Worked Beth Ways.
A story is told by President Poir
care of an old peasant who was ver
superstitious. A neighbor said to hit
"That potato you gave me to carr
In my pocket as a cure .for rheumi
tism has had a wonderful effect.
haven't had a twinge since you gav
it to me."
"There!" exclaimed the peasani
triumphantly, "I told you a potato Ca
ried in the pocket was a cure for 'rhet
matism, and you wouldn't believe-me.
"Yes," the other admitted, "and th
really strange thing is that it mus
have been exercising its influence o:
me before you gave it to mne, for
never had a twinge before I began ca
Pelt His importaince,
Many of the New York playground
have .swings in which the kiddies Oea
pull .themselves up high - above t1;
ground. One little boy drew, himsel
up, and . gazed around 'delig tdly
"Oh, I can see a,bird; anid t~r
leaf that I Oan almost touch h1i'-"
Sfolded' Ws arms proi3'Oq
feel jti~f a ip
Mild Lrsv Compound
Corrects Stuborn Case
of Cons Iation.
An important duty that devolves on
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ponds in large measure on early-train.
Ing and a child should be taught from
infancy to regular habits.
When from any cause the bowel be
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a mild laxative should be employed to,
open up the passage gently and carry
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Mrs. W. D. Bulls, of Reed, Okla., used
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Looking to the Future.
"I guess I'll make a lawyer of Josh,"
said Farmer Bates.. "My wife wants
him to be a doctor, and he's. sure
going to be -a professional man; but
we'd want to show our confidence ii,
him, and I think it would be a heap
safer to take Josh's law than his medi
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TO DARKEN HER GRAY HAIR
She Made Up a Mixture of Sage T"
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Almost everyone knows that Sage
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Don't stay gray! Try it! No one
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Proud and Unprepared..
Priscifra asked Alden why le didn't
speak for himself.
"I am too proud to talk,' he ex
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A creaky joint often predlots rain. . It
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.A North Carolina Case
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