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The Richmond Palladium, Wednesday, November 28, 1906.'
Page Seven OPES PUBLICITY THE BEST GUil RUNTY OF MERIT. When the maker of a medicine, sold through druggists for family use, takes his patients fully Into bis confidence by frankly and fearlessly publishing broad cast as well as on its bottle wrappers, a full list of all its ingredients in plain English, this action on his part is the best possible evidence that he is not afraid to have the search light of inves tigation turned full upon-his formula and that it will bear the fullest scrutiny and the most thorough investigation. Mr. Pierce's Favorite Prescription for the cure of the weaknesses, periodical pains and functional derangements 01 the or gans distinctly feminine, is the only medf rlne put up for salts through druggists for woman's special use. the maker of which is not afraid to take his patients into his full confidence by such open and honest publicity. A irlanee at the published ingredients on each bottle wrapper, will show that i Is made wholly from native. American, medicinal roots, that It contains no poi sonous or habit-forming drugs, no nar cotics and no alcohol pure, triple-refined glycerine, of proper strength being used instead of the commonly employed alco hoi, both for extracting and preserving the active medicinal properties found ic the roots of the American farest plants employed. It is the only Medicine for women s pecuiar disease ssia by crug trists. that does not contain a large per centage cf alcohol, which f in the long run so harmful to woman'sielicate. nerv ous system. rowIycerifte is perfectly harmless, and serwns a vauaoie. purpos bv possessing intrinsic varue all Its own. and besides it ffihanees the curative effect of the other. ingredients entering into the "Favorit'f Prescription." Some of the abl-t medical writers and teachers endorse tiiese views and praise all the several ingiedients of which "Fa vorite Prescription " is composed rec ommending themf for the cure of thr very same disease for wnien this woriu- famed medicine if advised. Iso other medicine lor woman has any such pro- fennUmal endorsement worth more than any number of ordinary testimonials. If interested, send name and address to Dr. U. V. Pierce. Buffalo. N. V.. for his little book of extracts from the works of eminent medical writers and teachers, endorsing the several ingredients and telling lust what Dr. Pierce s medicine? are nindo of. It's free for the asking. llow the Proposal Question Was Solved JpiT&iiffldent yonng man wanted to I Jl propose to his girl, but for the life or mm ne man i Know now 10 go bout it. He read books ma the subject and ught Information from men who had xperience, and. while the theories ere admirable, In every instance he .found that the practice thereof was a jdlfferent thing. I He was walking with her one even ing, thinking over these things, when Iier shoe became untied. She stuck out her pretty little foot rwlth a smile and looked down at It. He fell on his knees and tied the lace. Then be walked on with her. The shoe became untied again. The third time it happened he was ready as before. See if you can't tie a knot that won't come undone, she said as he worked away at it. If I can't I know a man who can," be said. . j I "Do you want him to tie it?" she asked coquettishly. "Yes." he replied. She jerked her foot away. He smiled to himself. It's the parson," he said. And he rose to his feet and finished ihe proposal. San Francisco Star. On the First Trip. Among the passengers on an Atlan- 4c liner when she left New York re ently was a charming j oung woman 'rom St. Loui3 who was making her 3rst trip abroad. The vessel had not proceeded far .when the fair passen ;er approached the captain and said: "The ship appears to be stopping, aptaln. Why should we stop here?" "We stop here to let the pilot off," ,vas the reply. . "To let the pilot off?" exclaimed the roung woman in a tone of polite incre dulity. "Do you mean to say that the pilot doesn't mean to cross the ocean Vrith us and direct the course?" "I mean just that," answered the captain. The fair passenger pondered for bit Then, smiling as if a bright Idea pad occurred to her, she added, "Oh, I appose after he has set the rudder pointing In the right direction that here's nothing left for him to do, bo he goes." Philadelphia Ledger. Me Wu m Trifle Slow. Gerald I love you. Geraldlne Iam glad to hear you say po. New York Press. One Com fort In Tbeasht. A. long as bulls and bears endure To deal each other shocks Ohr heartfelt thanks if ju're too poor To worry over stocks.. Heart Like a Clock The pulsation of the heart marks the passage of the blood through the veins, just as the ticking of a clock indicates the flight of moments of time. Palpitation, fluttering or irreg ular action reveals the fact that the heart is running down and unless strengthened, is liable to stop at any time un der some weakening influence, such as excitement, over-work, or intense mental or physical strain. To regulate the heart action, vou shoiild take Dr. Miles' Heart any symptoms of ure when reak heart is apparent. It h s no equal. a very sevre "Sometime aca II pain around my f) the time I had 4 ana most or throbbing of tho KMtinr or would beat so that when I lay would soumd like a , own t night it Imall clock In bett with tarn. I could .oount tha ttcklmr. with every little exercise, or walking I felt llk my heart would riv our and I would be mo tired I would have to lie down and roat. I aufferMl auite a while In this way. then I concluded to try Dr. Miles' Ileart Cure. I had not taken It lonfr until I beran to feel easier, and so continued, and the med icine entirely cured me. I am very srateful for the tmt aood t i-aamIvmiI from Dr. Miles' Heart Cure." JOSEPH BROADHRAD. FindUy. Illinois. Dr. Miles Heart Cure Is said kv your drug a 1st. who will Guarantee that tho first bottle will benefit. If It fails ha will refund your money. Miles Medical Co., Elkhart, Ind a- hail a. It Mf f !ttt,l Iff III Fill By ANNA Aataor of "The Mystery Copyright, 19tJ, irffffffftfffff 1 1 l ? ? mooara is a Dig reiiow, tee vigvt fellow on the force, and. so far as my own experience with him had gone, as stolid and imperturbable as the best of us. But after a quick glance at the towering walls of the lonely building be showed decided embarrassment and seemed in no haste to cross the 6treet. With difficulty I concealed my dis gust. "Come," I cried, stepping down from the curb, "let's go over and Investi gate. The property Is valuable, the furnishings are handsome, and there is no end of costly books on the library helves. You hare matches and a re yolver?" He nodded, quietly showing me first the one, then the other; then, with a sheepish air which he endeavored to carry off with a laugh, he cried: "Have you use for 'em? If so, I'm quite willing to part with 'em for a half hour." I was more than amazed at this evi dence of weakness in one I had always considered as tough and Impenetrable as flint rock. Thrusting back the hand with which he had half .drawn into view the weapon I had mentioned, I put on my sternest air and led the way across the street. As I did so, I tossed back the words: "We may come upon a gang. You do not wish me to face some half dozen men alone?" "You won't' find any half dozen men there," was his muttered reply. Never theless he followed me, though with less spirit than I liked, considering that my own manner was in a measure as sumed and that I was not without sympathy well, let me say, for a dog who preferred howling a dismal ac companiment to his master's music to keeping open watch over a neighbor hood dominated by the unhallowed structure I now proposed to enter. At the first touch the door yielded. It was not even latched. "Sol so!" thought I. "This is no fool's Job; some one i in the house." I had provided myself with an ordi nary pocket lantern, and, when I had convinced Hibbard that I fully meant to enter the bouse and discover for my taken advantage of the ; ice against it to make a M,.An. self who had popular prejudice secret refuge or rendezvous, of Its de cayed old rooms, I took out this lantern and held it In readiness. "We may strike a hornet's nest," I explained to Hibbard. whose feet seem ed very heavy even for a man of his size. "But I'm going in and so are you. Only, let me suggest first that we take off our shoes. We can hide them In these bushes." "I always catch cold when I walk barefooted," mumbled my brave com panion; but receiving no reply, he drew off his shoes and dropped them i beside mine in the cluster of stark bushes which figure so prominently in the newspaper illustrations that have lately appeared. Then he took out his revolver, and. cocking it, stood wait ing1, while I gave a cautious push to the door. Darkness! Silence! Rather had I confronted a light and heard some noise, even if it had been the ominous click to which we are so well accustomed. Hibbard seemed to share my feelings, though from an en tirely different cause. "Fi&tols and lanterns are no good here," he grumbled. "What we want at this blessed minute Is a priest with a sprinkling of holy water; and I for one" He was actually sliding off. With a smothered oath I drew him back. "See here!" I cried, "you're not a babe In arms. Come on or Well, what now? He had clinched my arm and was pointing to the door which was slowly swaying to behind as. "Notice that," he whispered. "No key in the lock! Men use keys, but" My patience could stand no more. With a shake I rid myself of his clutch, muttering: "There, go! You're too much of a fool for me. I'm in for it alone." And In proof of my determination I turned the slide of the lantern and flashed the light through the house. The effect was ghostly; but while the fellow at my side breathed hard, he did not take advantage of my words to make his escape, as I half expected him to The truth Is, I was startled myself, but I was able to bide the fact and tc whisper back to him fiercely: "Hush!" I bad Just heard something. For a moment we stood breathless, hut as the sound was not repeated I concluded that it was the creaking of that faraway shutter. Certainly there was nothing moving near us. "Shall we go upstairs?" whispered Hibbard. "Not till we have made sure that all Is right down here. A door stood slightly ajar on our left. Pushing it open, we looked in. A well furnished parlor was before eg. Here's where the wedding took place," remarked Hibbard, straining his head over my shoulder. There were signs of this wedding on every side. Walls and ceilings had been hung with garlands, and these still clung to the mantelpiece and over and around the various doorways. The clock occupying the center of the man telpiece alone gave evidence of life. It had been wound for the wedding and had not yet run down. Its tick-tick came faint enough, however, through the darkness, as If It, too, bad lost heart and would soon lapse Into the deadly quiet of Jts ghostly surroundings. "It's it's funeral-like," chattered Hibbard. He was right; I felt as if I were shutting the lid of a coffin when I final ly closed the door. Our next steps took us Into the rear. where we found little to detain us. and then, with a certain dread fully Justi fied, by. the. eyent. we made for the Z Zi Z Z Z i Z II7IT. f TTTTT I 66e ree Bal - KATHARINE GREEN, f Agatha Webb." -Lost Man's Laoe." Etc by the Bobbs-Merrill Ceaptsy i t' t i 1 1 1' ? 1 1 aoor defined by the two Corinthian columns. It was ajar like the rest, and, call me coward or call me fool I have called HIbbard both, you will remember I found that it cost me an effort to lay my hand on its mahogany panels. Danger, If danger there was, lurked here, and while I had never known myself to quail before any ordinary antagonist, I. like others of my kind, have no especial fondness for unseen and mysterious perils. Hibbard, who up to this point had followed me almost too closely, now accorded me all the room that was nec essary. It was with a sense of enter- , In alone upon the scene that I finally ', thrust wide the door and crossed the threshold of this redoubtable room where, but two short weeks before, a fresh victim had been added to the j Iist of those who had by some unheard of, unimaginable means found their death within its recesses. My first glance showed me little save the ponderous outlines of an old set tle, which Jutted from the corner of the fireplace half way out into the room. As it was seemingly from this seat that the men. who at various times had been found lying here, had fallen to their doom, a thrill passed over me as I noted its unwieldy bulk and the deep shadow it threw on the ancient and dishonored hearthstone. To escape the ghastly memories it evoked and also to satisfy myself that the room was really as empty as it seemed. I took another step forward. This caused the light from the lantern I carried to snread hernnrl the nolnt on which it had hitherto been so ef- fectlvelr concentrated, but the result Th 4s bride Wtt8 to emphasize rather than detract om the extreme desolation of the great room. The settle was a fixture, great room. The settle was a fixture. as I afterward found, and was almost the only article of furniture to be seen on the wide expanse of uncarpeted floor. There was a table or two In hid ing somewhere amid the shadows at the other end from where I stood, and possibly some kind of stool or settee, but the general impression made upon me was that of a completely disman tled place given over to moth and rust. The elegance of the heavily stuccoed ceiling, admitted to be one of the finest specimens or its kind in Washington, - - " " - - - - o ornamenting the mantel of Italian marble rising above the accursed wen as rnp rtrnrfsj nr f ha mrvinor hearthstone, only served to make more evident the extreme neglect Into which the rest of the room had sunk. Being anything but anxious to subject myself further to its unhappy influence and quite convincfc that the place was in deed af empty as it looked, I turned to leave when my eyes fell upon some thing so unexpected and so extraordi nary, seen as it was under the influ ence of the old tragedies with whlcn my mind was necessarily full, that I paused, balked in my advance and well nigh uncertain whether I looked upon a real thing or on some strange and terrible fantasy of my aroused imagi nation. A form lay before me, outstretched on that portion of the floor which had hitherto been, hidden from me by the half open . door a woman's form, which even in that first casual look impressed itself upon me as one of aerial delicacy and extreme refine ment; and this form lay as only the dead lie; the dead! And I had been looking at the hearthstone for just such a picture! No, not Just such a picture, for this woman lay face upper most, and, on the floor beside her was blood A hand had plucked my sleeve. It was Hibbard's. Startled by my im mobility and silence, he bad stepped in with quaking members, expecting he hardly knew what. But no sooner did his eyes fall on the prostrate form which held me spellbound than an un foreseen change took place in him. What had unnerved me, restored him to full self possession. Death in this shape was familiar to him. He had no fear of blood. He did not show sur prise at encountering it, but only at the effect it appeared to produce on me. "Shot!" was his laconic comment as he bent over the prostrate body. "Shot through the heart! She must have died before she fell." ' Shot! That was a new experience for tbja room. No wound had ever before dis figured those who had fallen here, nor had any of the previous victims been ! found lying on any other spot than the one over which that huge settle kept guard. As these thoughts crossed my mind I instinctively glanced again to ward the fireplace for what I almost refused to believe lay outstretched at my feet. When nothing more ap peared there than that old seat of sin ister memory, I experienced a thrill which poorly prepared me for the cry which I now-heard raised by Hibbard. "Look here! What do you make of this?" He was pointing to what, upon closer inspection, proved to be a strip of white satin ribbon running from one of the delicate wrists of the girl before us to the handle of a pistol which had fallen not far away from her side. "It looks as if the pistol was attached to ber. That is something new in my experience. What do you think it means?" Alas, there was but one thing it could mean. The shot to which she had succumbed bad been delivered by herself. This fair sad delicate creature was a takian But suicide in this place: How could, we account for that? Had the story of this room's 111 acquired fame acted hypnotically on her, or had she stum bled upon the open door in front and been glad of any refuge where her misery might find a solitary termina tion? Closely scanning her upturned face. I sought an answer to this ques tion, and while thus seeking received a fresh shock which' I did not hesitate to communicate to my now none too sensitive companion. "Look at these features," I cried. "I seem to know them. Do you?" He growled out a dissent, but stoop ed at my bidding and gave the pitiful young face a prolonged stare. When be looked up again it was with a puz zled contraction of his eyebrows. "I've certainly seen it somewhere," he hesitatingly admitted, edging slow ly away toward the door. "Perhaps in the papers. Isn't she like" "Liter I interrupted. "It is Veroni ca Moore herself, the owner of this house and she who was married here two weeks since to Mr. Jeffrey. Evi dently her reason was unseated by the tragedy which threw so deep a gloom over her wedding." chapter nr. OT for an instant did I doubt the correctness of this identifi cation. All the pictures I had seen of this well known society belle had been marked by an individ uality of expression which fixed her face in the memory and which I now saw repeated In the lifeless features before me. Having sent the too willing Hibbard to notify headquarters, I was on the point of making a memorandum of such details as seemed important, when my lantern suddenly went out, leaving me in total darkness. This was far from pleasant, but the effect it produced upon my mind was not without its result; for no sooner did I find myself alone and in the un relieved darkness of this gravelike room than I became convinced that no woman, however frenzied, would make her plunge into an unknown existence from the midst of a darkness only too suggestive of the tomb to which she was hastening. It was not in nature, not In woman's nature, at all events. ; Either she had committed the final act . before such daylight as could filter through the shutters of this closed up room had quite disappeared a hy pothesis Instantly destroyed by the warmth which still lingered in certain portions of her body or else the light which had been burning when she pulled the fatal trigger had since been carried elsewhere or extinguished. Recalling the uncertain gleams which we had seen flashing from one of tb upper windows, I was inclined to giv some credence to the former theory. 1 but wfls disposed to be fair to both. So "er relighting myJamp I turned on i 'ne of the Sas cocks of the massive chandeller over my head and applied a match. The result was just what I anticipated; no . gas in the pipes. A meter had not been put in for the wed ding. This the papers had repeatedly stated in dwelling upon the garish ef fect of the daylight on the elaborate costumes worn by the ladles. Candles bad not even been provided ah, can dles! What, then, was it that I saw glittering on a small table at the other end of the room? Surely a candlestick, or, rather, an old fashioned candela brum with a half burned candle in one of its sockets. Hastily crossing to it, I felt of the candle wick. It was quite stiff and hard. But not considering this a satisfactory proof that it had not been lately burning the tip of the wick soon dries after the flame is blown out I took out my penknife and . attacked the wick at what might be : called its root; whereupon I found that : where the threads had been protected by the wax they were comparatively soft and penetrable. The conclusion was obvious. True to my Instinct in this matter, the wo- mn hoi nnt nfto hiw.iwn in riai-w- i ness; this candle had been burning, j But here my thoughts received a fresh ' shock. If burning, then by whom had it since been blown out? Not by her; ! her wound was too fatally sure for ( that. The steps taken between the table where the candelabrum stood and j the place where she lay were taken, j if taken at all by her, before that shot ! was fired. Some one else some one . whose breath still lingered In the air about me had extinguished this candle flame after she fell, and the death I looked down upon was not a suicide, but a murder! The excitement which this discovery caused to tingle through my every nerve j had its birth In the ambitious feeling; referred to in the opening paragraph of j this narrative. I believed that my long sought for opportunity had come; that with the start given me by the con viction just stated I should be en abled to collect such clews and estab lish such facts as would lead to the ac- ceptance of this new theory Instead of! the apparent one of suicide embraced by Hibbard and about to be promul gated at police headquarters. If so, what a triumph would be mine and what a debt I should owe to the crabbed old gentleman whose seeming ly fantastic fears had first drawn me to this place! . Realising the value of the opportu nity afforded me by the few minutes I was likely to spend alone on this scene of crime, I proceeded to my task with that directness and method which I had always promised myself should characterise my first success in detec tive work. s- First, then, for another look at the fair young victim herself I What a lino of misery on the brow! What dark t vn ,,.. , ' . rfeifrat. h .t.i. o . a as delicate as the petals of a rose! An Interesting if not absolutely beautiful face, it told me something X could hardly put into words; so that It was like leaving a fascinating but unsolved mystery when I finally turned from it to study the hands, each of which pre sented a separate problem. That of fered by the right wrist you already know the long white ribbon connect ing It with the discharged pistoL Bnt the secret concealed by the left, while less startling, was perhaps fully as significant. All the rings were gone, even the wedding ring which had been placed there such a short time before. Had she been robbed? There were no signs of violence visible nor even such disturbances ss usually follow despoli ation by a criminal's hand. The boa of delicate black net which encircled her neck rose fresh and intact to her chin: nor did the heavy folds of fcsr. ricn troadcoth gown betray that any disturbance had taken place in her figure after its fall. If a jewel had flashed at her throat, or earrings adorned her ears, they had been re moved by a careful, if not a loving, hand. But I was -rather inclined to think that she had entered upon the scene of her death without ornaments. such severe simplicity marked her whole attire. Her bat. which was as plain and also as elegant as the rest of her clothing, lay near her on the floor. It bad been taken off and thrown down, manifestly by an impatient band. That this band was her own was evident from a small but very significant fact. The pin which had held it to her hair had been thrust again into the hat. No hand but hecs would have taken this precau tion. A man would have flung it aside Just as he would have flung the hat. Question: Did this argue a natural expectation on her part of resuming her hat. or was the action the result of an uncon scious habit? Having thus noted all that was pos sible concerning her without Infringing on the rights of the coroner, I next pro ceeded to cast about for clews to the identity of the person whom I consid ered responsible for the extinguished candle. But here a great disappoint ment awaited, me. I could find noth Ing expressive of a second person's presence save a pile of cigar attbes scattered near the legs of a common kitchen chair which stood face to face with the bookshelves in that part of the room where the candelabrum rested on a small table. But these ashes look ed old, nor could I detect any evidence of tobacco smoke in the general musti aess pervading the place. Wat the The Jrcat ssttts in th roam f death man who died here a fortnight since accountable for these ashes? If so, his unfinished cigar must be within sight. Should I search for it? No, for this would take me to the hearth and that was quite too deadly a place to be heedlessly approached. i . 5"1 Besides, I was not yet finished with. where I then stood. If I gather nothing satisfactory from the ashes, perhaps I could from the chair or the shelves before which it bad been placed. Some one with an in terest In books had sat there; some one who expected to spend sufficient time over these old tomes to feel the need of a chair. Had this Interest been a general one, or had it centered in a par ticular volume? I ran my eye over the shelves within reach, possibly with an idea of settling this question, and though my knowledge of books is lim ited I could see that these were what one might call rarities. Some of them contained specimens of black letter, all moldy and smothered in dust; in others I saw dates of publication which placed them among volumes dear to a collector's heart. But none of them, so far as I could see, gave any evi dence of having been lately handled; and, anxious to waste no time on puerile details, I hastily quitted my chair and was proceeding to turn my attention elsewhere when I noticed on an upper shelf a book projecting slightly beyond the others. Instantly foot was on the chalr nd the book in my hand. Did I find it of interest? xes, out not on account or its con tents, for they were pure Greek to me, but because it lacked the dust on its upper edge which had marked every other volume I had handled This, then, was what had attracted the unknown to these shelves, this let me see if I can remember its title "Dlsqul sition Upon Old Coast Lines." Pshaw I was wasting my time. What had such a dry compendium as this to do with the body lying in its blood a few steps behind me, or with the hand which had put out the candle upon this dreadful deed? Nothing. I replaced the book, but not so hastily as to push it one Inch beyond the position in which I found it. For, if it had a tale to tell, then was it my business to leave that tale to be read by those who understood books better than did. My next more was toward the little table holding the candelabrum with the glittering pendants. This table was ,n- of a nest sUnding against a nearby wall. Investigation proved that it had been lifted from the others and brought to its present position within a very short space of time, for the dust lying thick on its top was almost entirely lacking from the one which had been nested under it. Neither bad the candelabrum been standing there long, dust being found under as well as around It Had her hand brought it there? Hardly, if it cqme from the top of the mantel toward which ! now turned in my course of investigation. I hare already mentioned this man tel more than once. This I could hard ly avoid, since in and about it lay the heart of the mystery for which the room was remarkable. But. though nave mua rreeiy spoxen or it ana though w from my thoughts for a moment. I had not ven tured to approach it beyond a certain safe radln. Now in looking to see if I might not lessen this radius I expert eaced that sudden and overwhelming interest in its every feature which at tache to all objects peculiarly asao dated with danger. (To Be Continued.)' If you have good "epportu ity eyesight" you will tint some things in the want ad today which most oeople wi overlook. Before you throv. The Palladium aside, look over the classified advertisements. The Kind You Havo Always in use for over 30 years, - and -fj7j j?, sonal superviJdon since its Infancy. 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