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g-TRANGB HONEYMOON i
WITH WAITRESS BRIDE I
NEW YOI-OL-^Speclal.? Never be?
t?r? was there such a strange honey?
moon as that of young Elwood (a,
Cornwall snd his bride, both of Red
Bank. N. J. He Is th? ?on of J. W.
Cornwell. a wealthy man who ha?
lived for several years in the Globe
Hotel, In Red Bank. N. J.
Th? bride was alxteen-yeor-old Ida
Hayes, a waitress In th? Globe Hotel,
whom young Cornwell took out for
ride? In hi? father'? touring car. until
one day at Como, N. J., they were
masrled. It was the last ride In that
touring car. When the youth return- ,
?d. told his parents and asked for
glrvneaa all he got waa a scolding.
-The waitress bride got another.
| Then began the strange honeymoon.
Dally the bride gave the bridegroom
In the hotel hi? bacon and eggs, hi?
cereal and coffee for breakfast; night?
ly she passed him soup and oysters
and roasts, and all the time they did
not dare to look at each other. The
?tern eye? of mamma and papa were
At th? end of the month the bride
and groom left the hotel and went to
live with the bride's mother above a
?tore in Broad Street. Red Bank. Af?
ter five months young Cornwell went
"home to mother." HI? girl-wife has
sworn out a warrant for him, charg?
ing him with nonsupport. When a
process server went to the hotel to
serve the warrant Cornwell's mother
told him her son had left town with
two other young men and two youtu*
women. She says she thinks her son
will live in New York.
BODY OF PUMBRORE JONES
TO REST IN ST. JOHN'S
The Newport News Press printa tin
The remains of the late Captain
Pembroke Jones, who died early last
apring In California, ?will be brought
to Hampton next week and the body
Is to be laid to rest In old St. John's
The body of the distinguished son
of Hampton and brave naval officer
In the ?"onfederacy. will reach this
city on Friday morning over the Ches?
apeake and Ohio Railway. The train
arrives here at 10:50, and the body
will be met at the station by Under?
taker Frank C. Re??? and a number
of the *?H
D. D.. rec.V
the burial ^H
this city, wai ^H
In the Con fed <*i~H
up his scholarsh^H
Naval Academy ?
State and fight f~?
spent most of his ??
Newport and Califoi-?
( hi ? OF TiiiK rv.nl
crew of thirty-five on board ~fl
master sailing vessel Prussen.^^H
was wrecked In Crab Bay. were ?H
at the mercy of raging s~H
while coast guards and life save!
made futile attempts to rescue thenn.
Th? life ?aver? could only stund up-pn
the ?hore and watch the sailing vejs
sel, the biggest In the world, slowHy
going to pieces, while the frantic cr?w
fired rocket after rocket of dirtrqaa
and raised flags asking for help. Iliklf
a dozen tugs and life saving boajats
made attempt after attempt to la',n?l
alongside the great saillm* Bhlp ajnd
take off the crew, hut could not do ?so
on account of the high surf. Part
the ship were washed ashore.
Tho Prussen, a German sailing
craft, was damaged In collision ?* b
the steamer Brighton Saturday r
The sailing ship drifted away in the
darkness apparently helplesa a.ni - /as
carried on the reef by a terrific i th
AH nli?ht efforts wire made I
the crew. The Pillasen la nid? r 'Cap?
CALLS SPECIAL SESSION
NELSON roi'NTY I'OUBT
I/YNCHBURG, VA.? Spe?*lal.?
Judge Gordon, of the Nelson count*?
Circuit Court, called a special,
term of his court for next \V??dnesday
at I.ovingston, to in retlgate the libe?
ration of John Moore, the condemned
murderer of Frank Howl, who was
released from jail two weeha ago by
a mob of Mventy.fiv? nu-n from
Moore's home section Forty witnesset
have been summoned and the Inves
t ?Kation Is expected to last a week.
a happy Ins*,?"
symbol of wi.'
After Ayres ha?
started down White
the next meeting plac?^
snapped to the chaui
Sneaking into the road
the auto was a small boy lea?
goat As far south on White
Avenue as the eye could reach we
other boys leading goats toward the
sacrificial center of the road.
"This is what comes of being a be?
nevolent candidate," sighed Morris af?
ter the chauffeur bad zigzagged skill?
fully along the gauntlet of horns until
he reached a geatlers district.
ITOTTKN'S GHOST RESTS
BY" DECREE OF TA 1*1J
NEW YORK.?Special.?How sweet?
ly the birds of Richmond Borough will
sing when they hear it! How gentle
will the wintry bre?-zes become when
they approach the far end of Staten
Island! How smilingly will John Tot
ten turn back to a proper position in
his moss-covered grave when some
any comment on the
situation when be left h
for a whirlwind windup of ,.
paign in New York, not even
phrase made famous before the Sara?
toga convention: "We have them beat?
en to a frazzle," could be elicited.
He will return here tonii?ht and will
receive the election returns over his
private telephone wire at Sagamore
chatelaine bag ~^i^|
the eye and marked i?-P^|
THE HOLE IN THE CAP
By STEWART EDW
The Maple County Sportsman's As-, pet pU-asure In drang a thing it in any
sociation (composed of Bobby Orde. ' way he takes air unfair sdvantage.
Hobby's father and Mr. Kincaid) held , That's being a *-)><>rtsmnn. And. nf
Its weekly shoots wltn regularity.
Thus ?Bobby odficd slowly but surely
toward markmanship. Little, by little,
too, as he followed Mr. Kincaid. be
learned tin: habits of ?am?-?\. here it
was to be found, accor?ling to time of
day and season of year.
n.raiiy the] wandered through
th?' country at will. BTtOOtlng was
not then as common as it is n??w. not
the farms as close ?together. Some?
times, however, they < ame across
siRti?' waning against ftreapaaa ?>i
hunting. Then, if the cover seemed
ter all. that's all 1 csfl teach y.?u If ?re
hunt togethsr Ban i?.. >???
think you ?an renumber that'.'"
"Yes, sir." replied Bobby ?ob?rly.
onlj one other thing." went
? >n Mr. Kincaid, "thai ?s really, ?impor
tant, and it isn't necessary it yon
member th? l.r thing*? I've told
you. It's prett** ? :?sy sonn times to <l<?
a ti you s?-?- everjrbed]
doing it. a remember thai
a tro?- every way is
aboi hing they make
80, naturally, the
especially desirable, Mr. Kincaid used ?on u ol people don't live up
sometimos to try to obtain permission to it. It y< the thinking; you.
fr??m th<? owner of the land. ?
or twice, having overlook??! th?- sign.
they were ordered oiT. The farmer?
were go?>d-nature?i. eren though tlrm.
But some four miles to the east?
ward lay a deep, long swamp, follow
In? the Wftndlnga between hills, where
Mr. Kincaid and Bobby had an
perience which led to the dramatic
incidents re?'orde?i In this story. It
was late in the afternoon, so Bobby
had baooca? tired.
"It's pretty thick." Mr. Kincaid ad
vised Hobby. "Tou'rt better sit on
?the ?tump there until 1 come out."
Bobby did so. A moment or so af?
ter Mr. Kincaid had disappeared the
little boy became aware of a man ap
iroachiug across the stump-dotted
lei?). He was a short, thickset man,
rith a b
? a? <? j on, but th?
way-down ? y-our-hesrt you that
you ? an I ' tri. k 11?>r lie to- -
if thai y? tii fled, it's all riRht."
M-il humorously at
on. "I've nothing
but a ?uni an old horse
little pla? -
- ? w friends,
? i thirty ) ? .?i> in t hat
I ? at many < \
? II ni?' a KOo?l-f?ir
er. But I've Uurnei'
tilling yon now, and,
? i.ii and Muck-up
I'v? made a ho\?. ling
k tlnit. " .?-aiil Hobby,
...ainsi tin- man'a
oat entirely CO?
as he was
buld see his
fen the sign!
I've a mind
[mean by tres
is your farm In
;d In the second
You come right
?"orner. Now just
farm about as
id Mr. Kincaid.
never shoot on a
doesn't want me
once the man be
>bby listened, his
?may and shock.
[d ?juite thai sort of
Mr. Kincaid hap
fdown at his small
slipped the shells
leaned it against a
le said sharply to the
ft talk that way be?
fe are going off your
and as fast as we
1er your pitchfork and
[ted again on a string
I say.*' said Mr. Kin
lly emphasis. "About
"pen your mouth again
ly kill you."
i'a bent shouloers had
lis mild blue eyes flash
lands were quite empty
and his aire was hard
for the other's brute
' ?>t i-oii- don't. Hobby," aaid
M.?;. Nu j rfully, '??nd I'll tell
?. ?ndj****ryou >? ' ? because you ami 1
1. He ?peak tlV language, ?although
you're a hu .) ?nd I'm a tii?*; man."
A fee ter the <'r.les left for
Ing '<? spend sometime with Mr.
Orde's parents On this visit a suc?
cessful friendship uVveloped between
Hobby Or?!?- ami Johnny English?so
successful that next autumn Johnny
English waa Invited to visit the Ordes
at Monrovia. i(? accepted very
promptly, and, as the distance was
short, brought him with his cart and
bis pony, whl? h he lia?l named Bobby
Junior. Tin- country around Monro
1 in was very lnte?restlng l?chern. The
boyrs. arm?.! v. ith their Flobert rifle,
wandered far afield.
At first some ??otibt was expressed
as to the wisdom of that Flobert rifle.
To turn two small boya loose with a
deadly weapon seemed to Mrs. Orde
a rather strong temptation of Provi?
dence. Mr. Kincaid spoke for them.
In the end it was decided, though with
many misgivings and more admoni
"Keen the muzzle pointed up; never
Kct excited; never shoot at anything
unless yon know What It Is." was Mr.
Kincaid s summing up.
These three precepts were so con?
stantly imp!, ssed that to the boys
their psactic? ended by becoming sec?
"It's not only dangerous to do oth?
erwise," said Mr. Kincaid, "but it's a
sure si; n of a greenhorn. A man
ought to be deadly ashamed to con?
fess himself such an all-around dub."
Toward the end of the fall, and
nearing Thanksgiving, the boys drove
Bobby Junior out the ! old east road.
After a time they turn ?aid off into a by?
way, deep with sand.i They hitched
the placid Hobby Junior to the top
rail of a 'snake fend??," climbed it.
and headed toward af scrub oak and
popple thicket. Both
scrutin.sing every inc
"It's too late for
Bohby in discourage
-ertheiess the farmer at get at his head."
|ys trod on ej-xs.
of the ground
not enough sun. Th?fy*ve gone In to
But Johnny seized itiis arm.
"There." he breathed. "Fee him!
He's sitting in that lt/ttle scrub oak?
Just to the left of the) stub."
Bobby peered alonjg his friend's
arm. After a momenjt he made out a
mottled spot of browii.
"I ?tree him." said j he. cocldrag bh
rifle. "It's his breaatl J wish I could
>ack, after a parting but '**H<
&tio?\ j Johni
Id picked up his gun, ' It
1er his arm, and trudged ; raise?
ibby was trembling
'11 be gone in n/nimute!" warned
vas Robby's tuf-n to shoot, lie
Id up the
ley stared at
[itened eyes fi
lilties. This was
Ith had been
>Ject of aim. To
?trophe they had
[morse over warn
wn and see?"
: Johnny mis
put us In Jail."
Cobby at last.
They aros?, very giddy ami uncei
tam. ?ui their feet For th? first tin.?
they forced themeelve? t?? look at th?
>? lying below them.
"<?h:" breath??'. Johnny. "Look!"
Below them, on the farthei ed
tin- ?-ops? and over a quarter of a mile
sway, they saw Mr. Kinceid. He was
bare-headed. Curly was with him
The man was (Tying to send the water
spaniel into the co;?se. Curly pretend -
? .1 thai b? ?/anted t<? plan and <ii?i nol
in th? least nnderataad what it was
all about. Finally Mr. Kincaid
it up antl departed over the brow of
? the hill.
And while this little by play was go
i ing on two small boys sbOVC him f? It
Ith? warmth of life flowing bu? k int?
their frosen souls. Th?- blood r? tin
i to th?ir ?]?s. their thumping h.
?calmed, ail the ble?sed Joy .
II shine ?nd freedom >?? th?> world fl<
ed in a return ti?i?' of i?i.ss?.i r
id Johnny. "I'm asear k>>
, Ing hunting ?>ge>ti N?ver any m?
"V??u bet I'm poing t?. be oareful i?f
[ter this,' said Bobby. "M\: but in
'1 wonder why h? didn't pick np
! his cap'."' womlered Johnny.
"Perbapa he had it in his hand."
Th? hoya ?trova home ringing the
[changea <>n s fthoueand new reeolutk ?.?
"It's a gOOd lesson to us.' s.,1.1 I < .
by by way of ramlnlacent phih
often hear?! before.
They put Hobby Junior into th.
barn, ch'aned the Flobert, changed
lb. ir hunting eloth?'s, and answered
with alacrity th?- summons to the ?lin
inj* room. After they were well start
e?l With the meal Mr. ? ?r?l? cam? ii
and sat down. He n??lded ahetra? t
edly, ami had llttl? t.. s.-.y. The boyi
arara too f..r ?down la remorse t
to bring up any of the subjects neai
their hearts. Finally Mrs. Ord? re
marked this general ?l?>pressi<?n.
"1 must say you're a cheerful lot
of men folks." said she. "What is it'
Business?" She smiled at the b??ys it
raillery at the Men. But she coul?
: not cheer them up. As soon as th?
meal was over Mr. Ord?. ?lisniissetl Hi?
"Run along now," said ha M fly; "
want to talk."
They climbed the stairs to Hobby :
room and sat down glumly on th?
floor. Reaction ?ma strong; antl the:
had both fallen into almlees ?loldrmn
of spirit. Suddenlj Hobby sat U|
straight at attention.
The < >r?ie house was provided will
old-fashion*-?! hot-air registers. \\ h< i
the register? happened all t?. be open
they constitute?! most excellent
ing tuii.-s. Thus, without intention n
deliberate eavesdropping, Bobby an?
his friend became aware of the f*?'
"What'? th<- matter. J.??k? Any
thin;*; wrong at the oth?^ ?>r on th?
Mr. Ord? sighed deeply.
"Oh, no. Everything's snug aa ?
big in a rug, sweetheart." saui b<
"??ut I'm bothered a lot. A dreadfu
thing happened t???*ay. You know tha
popple thicket out at Prttchard'
Both boys froze Into horrified at
"Well, just before ?lusk Pritchan
was found ?lea?l near the east en?l <?
'Why. h?iw ??i.i that bUSfUeuT" < rn ?
| Th?- boys stol?- a look at each oth? i
had been murdered.**
"Mnrdered!" ? ri<?d Mrs. < ?r?l?- sharp
"Oh!" moaned Bobby in a smoth
? s;* he was found with a knif
>WOund In his throat."
'II..u ?terrible." said Mrs. Or?le.
"Bui thai Isn't whs! worriea m?
T'ritchard ?s no irreparable 1er
"Jack!" cried Mi?'. < >r?l?- '
"lie isn't," Insisted <>r?le st?.utl>
"But Kincaid was seen by -
competent witness?-? coming out fron
that thicket, and, as far as anybod
has b???n able to find out. he is th
Only human being who was out ttmr
today. Tb.y h;?\?' him under i
? t never heard <-t anything op ri?li?
ulous!" cried Mrs. Orde IndlgnAntly.
"There has been bad Moo?i?r**D??tweei
them." s.ii?l ? ir?l? -\ bod;
knows it. That s ; he-trouble. Pritch
ard as usual has off ami on done :
lot of talking."
"You <b>n't f.?r a moment b? i
"Certalnl) not. Arthur Kincaid n? ?
er would harm a fly in anger. An?
I rely absolutely on his worth"
"You've seen him?"
"? ?f course. II" acknowle?i?
was out at I'rit.-bard's, but denies .!
know ledg? of the affair. That's th
trouble. He offers no explanation ?>
the fa??ts arid the facts are?flOeer."
"What do you mean?"
"Well, this: the men who saw Kit?
caid coming out of the thicket say h
was horchen.led. When Prttchard'
body was fotind, Kimai.l's cap wa
discovered about fifty feet distant."
"What does he say to that?"
"His story is so ridiculous that
wouldn't blame anybody who did no
know Kincaid for not believing it. H
says he was playing with his do;
Curly when Curly grabbed th? ca*
land made ?>ff with lb The <!??;? ram?
back without the cap, and KtncaUi
oeuld not Und it. That'? all he ?
except that in was not In th? thicket
at all, and cert ilnl*? ?..?t within ? quar
ter mil.? ?.f th? s. ,?.!?? of the murder.'
"That might be
"Of cours.- us so. if Arthur Klncat?
? it is," Insist?-?! Urde. "But win i
ou you think of tins'.' Th.- eap bad .
caliber bullet hoi? through th?
crown, and Prltchard wa? armed with
B .""?"-caliber rill.?.'
"What does Mr. Kincaid s.i\ to it."
"That's just th?- trouble," .'rie?l Ord?
in ?Uspalring ton?SB. "If he'd pi
self-defense any jury in Mich
wiiuld acquit him without having the
box. Hut when ?.??? naked him how
that bullet hole got in that cap hi
says simply that he ?.i.xsn't know ; it
at there when he lost th,- cap
Could ?anything be mor? ?tieutrd?"
Bobby reached oui and softly closed
th?? r? gist??r.
Then be turne 1 t?> grip Jolimi?
fiercely by th?? arm. His aye? bit
"Mr. Kincaid is my friend." u?
bis-. <i. "Understand that ' He's m>
b? st friend, if you aver say anything
about this afternoon?"
"I. t go!" cri??il Johnny, struggling
"You hurt. You needn't get mad
about it. He's my lrieiui, too. 1 ain't
going t<> say anything." Bobby re?
leased his arm. "He must have don?
it though,*' concluded Johnny.
"Of course h?- di.l it. I'?l have done
it. Pritchard was an old beast. "i ?
ought to have been along with m<
wh? a he orc**er?-d us off his lamb"
"Mr. Kin<?aid sa\s he was never u,
at that en?l."
"There's his cap. with the hoi?- I
shot In It," Bobby pointed out. "b
?ma right wher?' Pritchard was whei
1 shot at it."
"If we let that out they'll ha\ ,
SS wit IK ?
"We mustn't," said Johnny.
Interest in th?- trial was such tha
I people eeme from rar out in the coun
, try to attend it. K\ ery ?lay of th?
? limtnnrie? th.? court room was till?*??
with silent epectat? rs. Th? hoya fount
themselves unable *.?? get beyond tin
outer corridor. Here they hum
anniiKl for sometime, in th,- vain hop?
of hearing something. Finally the;
gave it up and ?rendered out Into tie
it was by now nearly IVeeinix-r <>
.-? r.inarkably open year. AlthOUgl
Indian sumiller had long sit.? . gen?
and although the low, black ci??u?i
and heavy gale? ??! late autumn ha?
given ?repeated warnings, winter hai
sum. how failed t.? ; in?--. Ther?- wa
as yet no snow ; and the sun. turn?
? in place -of the harvest go!?
som.'t inn's, as now. dispensed consul
?rabie warmth. In cotise.jucuc.
mildness without ?nd th?- crow
within, the window? of tin court rooi
bad been lowered at tb?? top. Th
boya could alm?>st catch the wonis .
whomever was speaking.
"Com?? on. let'? shin \>\> that tree,
Immediately they acted on the in
spiration. The h'.gh?st limbs capabl
of bearing weight were still som
three feel below the window sills, st?
the la^ys could hear plainly what wa
going on and could set into the rooi
on an upwar?! slant.
Th? legal processes had been ful
filled and th?? first WitneeS was givin
"1 was w?>rking in my Bold, thr?>w
mg out manor?-, when I saw the pri>
oner come out of the popple thick?
on Priteharil's place."
"How far were you from the thick
My ti??l?i is right ai-ross the count
"At what point ?lid the I
emerge from th?* ?thicket as 11
th?? spot where th?- b.xly was found?
"He came out right opposite,
good quarter mil?-, i should say."
"Anything unusual in the prteoner
appearance ?>r actions?"
lie didn't have no hat; I notice
After a few more qu?eaUoiia th
wit.- ?ed. In an liistat
*???? appeared in tin- soys' Hue ?>f vit
,.?n and ;-?t ?low ,i.
Another Witness was sworn, an
? d t bat h.- ha.l been d
inty roa?!, an?! b i
seen Air. Kim-Aid emerge from th
icket without a hat. This Witne?
being excused, cross.
ai <? t.x.k his seat near tii
This point established, th?' pi
tion called upon the man who foun
the body. He Stated that he was i
the employ of the deceased: had gon
out af??ot to look up a strayed con
hail come across the body late in th
nfternoon. Pritehard had been kille
by a knife thrust in the throat. i!
lay on his back. He had carried
22-calibre rifle, with which he mrs
accustom??! t?> shoot hawks an
crows. The rifle had been discharge?
In looking about for ?'vider.ee witnes
had foun?! a cap lying by a stum?
ten feet or so down hill. He Idem
fled the cap. He also took a ses
?There Bobby and Johnny could s?
him?a short, thick-set man, with
swarthy complexion and very oil
long black hair
itness was called who Identified
positively the cap as belonging
At this point the- prosecution test?
ed. A mom? nt later Hobby heard
In th? measured, ?aim tones <>r
bis friend, called In his own ?b-f
"I know nothing about it.
Mr. Kincaid, alter th?- usual prelim -
? 1 was nowhere near the
? of th.- m.ir?ler. What the first
witness ha?l t.. say as t.? personal an
nism i?, tw-een Piitchsrd an?i my?
self was quits true; be bad ordered
i:?< off his land, and very offensively.
We had some Mords at that time."
"When was that?" asked the attor
"8ome months back. Therefor.. 1
took ,1 peina to keep off his
lantl. and was at the lower .?Ige of
tin- thicket a good quarter-mil. from
? is body was found."
"You did not ?-liter the thicket ?" ^
"Only a few feet, after the dog
took my ?a;
"How about the cap?"
?-M\ retriever, ?Curly, was playing
with me. I was teasing him by wav?
ing the ?ai? ?before him. He nan
aged t?. get hohl of it antl ran with
it Into the ?thicket. In a moment or
s?> h? cam?- back without It. 1 could
not find it. nor could I indue?? him
to retrieve it."
"When was Uits?"
"About '_' o'clock."
"Two witnesses have ?worn they
I saw you come out of ?the thicket
shortly before sundown."
"That was on my wsy home. 1
tri??d again to get Curly to hunt u*j
the c ^^^^^
"How do y?iuaa^d| ^^^^oar
being found irnUPB W^
thicket?" ? tJ^^OT
"I cannot ?u?-'?wrri"-T?-Tt."
"Could the ?log havs ?-arried it thai
far in the time before he returned?
?| ?lo not think ?o?1 am certaii
"How do you account for t*ti*l
"They might have ?been the mark
of ?'urlys teeth." ?aid Mr. Klncai?
"i.ook at them."
A pause ensi
"They certainly do not look lik
teeth-marks," ackiuowledgedl Mr. Kin
At this m??ment the heavy bell i:
the engine-house tower boomed ou
the first strokes of noon and th
court was adjourned.
Cobby and John;;. succeeded i
?: a place in the court room ;
the afternoon session. It was not
very good place.
The prosecuting attorney was <>
his feet, making a speech. It was In
terestlng enough at first, but after
time Bobby's attention wandered. Th
prosecuting attorney was a youn
man. ambitious, ami ej;.? was certain
ly a large proportion of his cosmo:
Bobby listen?*?! to him while he spok
of the <>!.\ious motive for the dee?
but When he began again, and In d<
tail. t?> go over the evidence airead
adduced,-Bobby ceased to listen. Onl
the monotonous cadence? of the voie
went on and on. The chick tick
A little stir brought him ba.-k froi
final drowsiness. A man in the ro
ahead of him wanted to g??t out. Th
disturber carried an overcoat on hi
left arm. and it amused Hobby vast!
t<> s??- the stiff collar of that OVOrCOf
rump!.- th?- back hair Of ?those wh
sat in th? second r?iw. As he water
?d, it caught the long, oily I?>??ks c
the witness for th*- prosecution Wit
a fierce exclamation the man turn???
s.-ow ling at the other's whisper? d *?*?
cuse. When In- bad again faced t
the front he had rearranged his dis
After Uiia slight Interruption Bobb
again relapsed into day-dreaming. H
fell once more to visualizing the ?can
of that day. Omdunlly tb?> court root
faded away. He saw the hillside, th
burnt logs on the bar?' grouml. th
poppies, ?livery in the sun, the *k
blue above th.- hill. The patch O
brown by the rustling ?crub oak glim
mered before his ?yea He saw agati
..act angle it la*? above him. Ko
tu.- hundredth time he looked ova
th?- sights of th?- i fie, fair sgaini
of brown. "I must hav
overshot a foot." he sighed, "or i
would hav? taker him ?square."
tared ??*.er '?i
sights, hia linger <?n the trigger, tii
Imaginary rr-cene faded, th?- familia
court room .am.- oui ff th?- mists t
take its place. Slow I j the brown si?,
.it winch be aimed dissolved, a man'
load took it* p?a.-.-; th?- oily-hair?
wltneae for the prosecution happene
now to occupy exactly the poeitto
relative to Hobby's attitude as ha
Mr. Kineaid's cap the day of th
murder. And through the slightly ?11.?
arranged long hair, and exactly i
line with the imaginary rifle sight!
Bobby could just make out a dull re
furrow running along tin? scalp. A
thla instant, as though uneasy at
scrutiny instinctively felt, the ma
? ?I back to smooth his lock
The scar at once disappeared.
For perhaps ten seconds Bobby si
absolutely motionless, while a ne
thought was born. Then, oblivious of |
j surroundings or of tin- exasperated
, objections <>f thos?? near him. be
mbered over the rail and wriggled
; his way to the open aisl?-. S. ?
I tried t<. seize him, but he managed
In t* me manner to ehnle them all.
in the open, he ?larted forward
I toward the astonished officials. His
; fr. ckled face w;i ibby
; hair tousled, hit
i The si.crd! ros.- iritni his
: though to stop him.
"I want to ?see thai cap I" cried
?by to the blur In general. He
' caught sight of it. ran to
i looked at it closely sud three
i with a little cry of triumph. The bul?
let hole? wer? toi both at the top:
on? perfor?t!? n wss high up. but
j other, on th.- left hand
j unte?! low near the edge. Bobby knew
? that the man who had worn that cap
must have been hit.
The judge's gavel was in th?
I the sheriff on his feet, a hundred
j mouths open to expostulate against
? this Interruption of a grave occasion.
"Mr. KIncald did not do it!" cried
The clamor b ke out. The sheriff
s?-ize?l Hobby by the arm.
"Here," he growled st him. "you
little brat! What d<> you mean rais?
ing a row like this?"
Hobby ?Struggled. He had a great
deal to say. All was confusion. Half
the room seemed to he on its feet.
Hobby saw his father making his way
toward him through the crow '
the clock and the ? '
y f..und him
sk.d the Judffj
Ibv ? ' le."
say the prisoner?
?did not commit the
; in a confus?-.1 way t?>
?p. The Judge rais??! j
present at this crime?
. ,i?ig?- lowered his voice i
know who murder.-.1 Mi
eplled Bobby in
know his name. H?
ight so," Interrupt?
'iei i ft", la- called ahari
-, ??led. "?ClOS
to htm quietly, "an
oom. Mi. A t -
* our w itm-ss licic is ready
?:.t through the prellmi
Ithout a cl?ar understanding ?>t
r, indeed, a definite latei re
He ? as deadly ? n Th?
.a not exist for blm. Not
trac? of embarrassment
. la ui lerance. but he g"t
d under the prosee
((f |, inita in bis own mind to permit
i following another's method ol
at it. Finally the judge in
I :.??! strictly in my provln
, "but w e are all anxious for the
. ' , I hop.- the prosecuting ait.-.
? the advisability of allowing tin
_a | tell bit own ?tory In bis own
.1 lie w ill, of course.
i tuait) for cross-oju?s
greed to, Bobby went
ost his cap. Just as he
arried it Into the woods
it. Another man came
.1 it up and put it on.
J through the thicket
- :!? Mr. Prltcbard, He
Mr. KIncald ami ?Curly
USt then liis cap was
bullet," interposed the
..st sa accident,"
ly ; "It happened i
?I ?um st all."
--o? nt trail from SO
I .. shot It*! Where did
isl in a minute."
h ;is fast as be ?SOUId -
?r as Hubby e-ol for til?'
i.t confusion at one of
:|>te.l him. Almost im
:. d. but ?before Bobby
>u know, that ?second
ll??w Who w m ked fot?
to get out. I
Mid the Judge. The
his way back down the
know- all this?" ?Oga?
Id wore the cap. whv
art?" .lein.Hide.I Hobby,
tired by Prltehard
th?- ground." explained
old not bave scraped."
persisted Hobby. "It
?town hill, and about
i bat would hit the
."' he appealed.
lonor," said the attor
lmpatlenc?. "Is beside
H?- w-;? pted bv a ci-v- f e-osa
"H?'i gone!" be Trail ad. pointing ttmm
band '.?ward the seut where l^urswa
had 1.n sitting.
Was that m? man'.'" asked tbn Jsil?a
bby, "and ben -r?tira
Mi. ?Sheriff," said the Judge. "??*
amiiu- the man for a scar or wound ?a
T!I? ?-< cl. The rlora
; i.en Lea.
Ily the door swung open
??our Honor," said the sheriff t-lear
trnom, 'the man bas
Mi KIncald wi t'o<ftar
cuver of the congratulation? the boy-s
"1 dont a? figure?! UX
! Johnny f.?r the ?lozenth tuna,
when the) w? In Hobby'-? mi?
1 kn.-w it must have hit his lies??.
unU-ss it ju? - i his caiV' nM
Bobby, "an? when 1 aaw that scar?
It was great," gloated Juhsss,
"Just like a book: It'll be in All too
morrow. You saved Mr. fft-a
cald'a lif?-, ?lid.
"I suppose I did." said Bobby r tern
placent ?> .
At thia moment the open hot-air rear
Ister began to speak, carrying- Up Omm
volieea from the r?..>mn beK-w. As t???
subject under discussion was the chmeemt.
to t.'ie boys' hearts for the momea**, ?t?W
drew tie.->.r to listen.
"It's .Mr. Kin.aid himself!" breaU?*~
"In1 buen trying to catch you all t_
way up the street." Mr. K Ines ht ?se
saying, "but you ws<k like a scessa
knev S ^m N *? ??a,?
U.,*'N _ - -.dmltte* St*.
"1 ?or bias.
lula id like to cl?_r
aa? all that, why didn't a*a
"Don't know But he certainly t*->?.*?
he point when he did get goiss*.
??rde. I'm proud of that ktt.
I want you t?? l?t m?> do soraethl?s?;;
he's old enough now to have s surs
gh gun. and I want ?roa ts let ssa
give II to him. Stafford bas s l?tt?
sl..?!^ in si Met 11 gauge?ever see oseT"
"Nothing smaller than a twelve," cots
"Well I told him to keep it for _s>
I'd iik.- to g.v.- it to Hobby. He's lesna
ed fast, an?! ' attention to what
!.,. 1 don't believe in guns far
small boys, but Bobby Is careful; ha
i't make any breaks"
hnny reached over to clasp Bobby
'Now* we can get partridges!" ha
under hla breath.
But Bobb > i>l4 ?a
ti'.i iasm il?- reached o?*r h?
clos,- the register. At once the ioU-aai
Bob! deeply and went <5o?*n
He opened th<
iiuletly, neith.-r occupant eat
the r.'i.ui saw him before be apoka
-I heard what 1?through t??
ained, "but I can't tatos
"Wh -k.?d Mr. Urda
? 1 w one who tired that stoat
that hit Mr. I did IS
"I saw something brown in the bradh.
and I was sure it was a part rid if?-?, sail
shot at it. I really didn't know It waa
a partridge. It just lo?>ked brown. Taw
told un- n??t to ?lo that, lots of tlnaaa
but I got all excited and forgot- 8?
you sec I'm not careful, like you nH
.:!it not to have anv shotgun"
'?t>h. Bobby!" sab! Mi. Kincaid. "sal
that's ??tie of the most important t h lags
"I know, sir," said Bobby: "that's why
I thought I'd tell you."
two m?-n examined *?**- vo Unrat??
for some time in alienee. A very tea.
d.-r look lurked back in their ?? ??
"What did you do then?" asked Ma.
"1 saw the cup fly up In the air. aSfd
? ra n."
i then aft?- a little I s.Lw Ma
id come an4 g
t it wa
jump up in court tais
"I knew- where f waa standing, aril
sa w a sc.<. <t, awff
then 1 knew If the holes in the cap weaw
low down he m nus*
y dldn'1 you tell all this b*
?'t'd never se.-r; th? 11 thoagMt
Mr. KIncald lia.i done ?t. I waan't gciaar
t?> give him a
Both men burst Into laughter.
"And you thought I'd k;ll a man!"" ?re?
proached Mr KIncald
"I'.l have ?lone It ?to ell IVitehardJ**
maintained Bobby stoutly
After a t Im? Mi Kin? . ??
the first sub;,
s enough to '-hoot sg
anvthing without k *.hat it Is??
ally in a aeti itry?Is maA
fit t.? have a gun of anv kind. Thaae
n-?? plenty of people killed every -rasar
-h Just such carelessnes** Oak
ound you are quite right in sav?
ing that you ?lo not deserve the aaaar
? V? s, sir," said Bobby.
"But you will never do anything 10BB
that again. You have learned roar les?
son. And you told the truth. That lam
great thin?. It is easy to cover my. at
mistake, but very hard to show It a%?.
you don't have to. I was a little dis?
appointed that you forgot about afeaaaV
Ing at things; but I am more thas piwsst
tnat you remembered to be-a apoihs
man. With your father's permlsa?a?*??
I'm going to get you that shotgun. pmaU
th? same. We'll go down tog?th?M? fia
th? morning and g?t it-** ,