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Richard Ughtnut. an Ar « in v ??i an Btf+Hdcd iCngiish aii'«nt. r* is j » *nt from si fr end In *' n.i Y pr» .-nt proviis to he pair of p;i;.im;i* A 1* tt* r bint* of surprir * * to th** *<.*••* r Ughtnut Aon* the pajama* and lat** at nig’ g* ts up for t\ smoke His -« rvanf J> -kin*. Domes In and. failing to n I a lit nut. attempls to put 1dm out Ti iking the servant crazy. Ughtnut rl.nnip « hi; riot ho* Intending to summon help When he reappear-* J^nkin* falls on ids n» With joy. confirming Ughtnut s h lief that he la crazy Jenkins t * * 11» Ughtriut -*f the encounter h* had with a .*l*'<*«u* Chinaman dre**ed in pajamas In * giesnage from hi* friend. Jack Killing* tight nut »* Baked to put up “the kid'* C»r t!»e night »*n hi.* way home fi <nn • ! ge Later Ughtnut find* a beautiful fin in black pajamas In hi* room l.ight BUt I* shocked by the girl s drink ng. smoking and slangy talk. Bhe tell.; him her name 1* Francis and puzzle* him With a story of her love for her sister's room mat**, named France* Next morn fif the girl Is missing and Ughtnut hur Hes to the boat to se» her oft He Is ar Sosted by a husky college hoy. who calls bItb "Dicky." but he d*»es not see the Ctrl. Jack Hillings call* to spend the Bight with Ughtnut. They discover priceless rubies hidden In the buttons of lh« pajamas. Hillings don* the pajamas And retires. Ughtnut later discover* in his apartment a he. fy person in mut ton-chop whiskers and wearing pajama* fBOkkis call.* the police, who declare the ■trader to be a criminal, called “Foxy Srandpa." The Intruder declares he 1* Light nut's guest find appeals to the lat jBr In vain He Is hustled off t<» Jail hi the morning Ughtnut is astonished to Ind Hillings gone. an<I more astonished when he gets a message from tho latter. iMnantllnic till clothes, l.lffhtnut. bound for Tarrytown. Hillings' home, discovers “fttlio™," the Kiri of the pajamas, on the train. l.lRhtnut speaks t<> her and al ludes to the night W-furc. She declares 'Indignantly that IJghtnut never saw her & black pajamas At Tarrytown Frances met by a huskv college youth, who kails Ufthtnut as ''Micky.*' The latter ls knres the hoy. who then threatens to thrash him for ofl'endlnR Frances, l.lcht ■ut takes the nut train hopic. lilllinns knd Ufthtnut discover mysterious Chl arse characters on the pajamas, l’rofes #nr DoozcnlM rry Is called in to interpret the hieroglyphics. II. rave* over what he Sails the lost silk of 81-Unff-Chl. The snitinK declares that a person wenrinK me pajamas win uikc me **.".u -u.mi >f trie previous wearer. The professor borrow* the pajamas for e\p» rhnent. ‘‘Billing*" dressed In pajamas is f and in Cie professor’s room ami is taken home nn automobile with Frances ami a vn pan IJghtnut calls "the frump." Light put Is angered by "the frump’s slander >uh talk about "Francis * "Billings” is taken to his room. A servant tells I.ijght tut that a message has Just been rc feetved staling that Billings was under ar rest in New York for stealing a suit of black pajamas Judge Billings astonishes fjghtnut with a tale of Francis* esca lade*. IJghtnut asks permission to speak Jo "Frances.** The Judge declares that Pot another living person would tackle |he Job. and IJghtnut. his tnlnd occupied Irftti the beautiful Frances, is greatly fiyattfled Policeman O'Keefe returns the lack, pajamas and IJghtnut sends them to PUling** room. IJghtnut ha* an inter Kftng hour with Frances He tells of the Ings the Judge has been saving about ‘Tr anoep," much to ‘'Frances* ” amuse airnt. Judge Billings refuses to Iriter Md* for a man under arrest claiming to be his son Jack The judge promises tack to wear the paj.truss that night Next morning Jenkins tells IJghtnut lie saw him (IJghtnut) fighting with a youth itv the library during the night. Jack Billings tells IJghtnut the Judge Is going to send Frances to a reformatory Ught Out l» attacked by a man he takes for the chauffeur, who objects to his atten tions to Frances l,at. r IJghtnut meets Colonel Kirkland, who Is the linage of "Foxy Orandpu ” Professor l»oogenl»-rry fleers n the various entangle nts by sxplalnlng the secret of the haunted pa lamas. CHAPTER XXXI—(Continued). “Midnight!" ejaculated some one at length. Just as the professor finished a Jolly rum but Interesting tarn or adventure In Tibet. We all rose and I was answering a challenge of Hil lings’ for a Sunday morning game ot billiards, when all of a sudden a jcreain rang out from somewhere •hove Then came a greater com motion—two voices raised In rapid and excited colloquy. On top of this another scream, louder and more pierc ing- -n woman's call for help "One of the maids," Billings haz arded "A mouse—" ‘That was France?!'* I answered him excitedly, and we all piled out in Op the Stairway Advanced Professor Doczenberry. to the hall and peered down ils long vista Down one of the dimly Illumined angles of the great stairway a white figure darted, then paused, abashed, crouching back against the wall at eight of us advancing. Above her •ounded a man’s voice, and even as •he screamed again, he overtook her. clasping her arm. "Frances—dear, dear Frances! • &e •lied “Are you afraid of me?" he threv his arms around nor by FRANCIS PERRY ELLIOTT ** ILLUSTRATIONS />/ KAY U)A fan* ' copyp/opy /?// by bosbs -srspp/u. cvppapy i "Pome on back, dearest!" he pleaded. " You have been dreaming.” And under the light of a great red . cluster of grapes, pendent from the mouth of a grinning Bacchus, I recog nized with horror the yellow mat of hair and freckled face of Billings' cut) brother. On the Instant, with a hull like roar, Billings sprang forward, hut I was quicker Ftill But fleeter than either of us to reach the t-cene were the two elderly men, together with , .Miss Warfield, the housekeeper, and a couple of maids. Frances darted like a bird to Foxy Grandpa, and then | the figures of the women shut her | from view. Billings and 1 had paused, half-way I to the landing, it looked as though j the elder Billings was amply capable of handling the occasion now. lie had backed the youth against the wall be hind, and his language -was of a kin< I hated to have my darling hear Every time the other ofTe.red to ex postulate, his father broke out again ' You are a disgrace to an honored name!" be roared. ‘ And the only ex planation left for me to offer our guests is that you are drunk and don’t know where you are!” <)h. rather: faltered the toy. And I then he turned his black shrouded! figure to u,e pale marble against which lie leaned and seemed to me his very heart would sob away. “What's the matter, dad?” came a voice from the head of the stairway. “What In .thnuder is all the row about?” "By tleorgel” gasped Billings. Ev erybody looked upward—one of the women screamed. For there, slowly advancing down the angle leading to the landing, his yellow mop of hair shining above the dark collar of a dressing-robe, was the duplicate ot the youth cowering under the elder Billings’ wrath. And out of a dead, tense silence, came his voice again: 'Can't any of you speak?” He touched the tigure on the shoulder. "Who are you?” he asked in an odd, strained voice. i lie niacK ngure turned toward him a lace agonized in grief. "I—1 don't know," came a voice pitl fully—his voice, it seemed. The cub Just stood like a statue for a moment—stood as we all stood. Then slowly his hand went out and touched the hand of his double. Slowly hts lingers swept the face, tbe hair; grad ually his eyes closed, as though he were sensing by touch alone. Suddenly a loud cry leaped from his throat. "Sister!’’ he shouted And he swept the black figure to him. Then, tossing back his head, the youth faced us with blazing, angry eyes, looking as David must have, when he faced old what’s-hls-name. "If there’s a man among you, I’d like to know what this means?" he cried There was a blank silence for an Instant, and then— Perhaps I can explain, ’ said a voice. And up the stairway advanced Pro fessor Doozenberry. CHAPTER XXXII. In the Glow of the Rubies. | Evening hail come again. In lnct. It was almost bedtime | Fiances and 1 sat before the hearth ; In the library, looking silently into , the red lit art of the living embers of ! fragrant pine cones For in the heights of the Poeantieo Hills it often Is chilly on summer nights. My darling sat on a low fautoull, her chin resting upon her hand, her beautiful eyes fixed dreamily, in I serutably. upon the fading coals. In ' her lap lav the spread of the crimson pajamas. She was thinking thinking -I won dered what! And 1 was thinking how jolly rum it all was, that Francis wasn't Frances, that the professor wasn't Hillings. Colonel Francis Kirk land wasn't Foxy Grandpa and wasn't the frump's father after all; and that the frump, herself—bless her, her name was Elizabeth- wasn't Frances, and wasn't n frump at all, but Just a jolly, nice, homely old dear, you know And I was trying to catch and hold some of the deuced queer things the professor had discoursed upon about ancient Occidental what s lts-name, and astral bodies, obsession, psy chical resarch and all that sort of thing. Somehow, dash it, it had all seemed devilish unrea sonable and Improbable to me— couldn't get hold of it. you knew; but as everyhod) else had said "Ah-li h! ' and had wagg-d their heads ns ihougn they understood. 1 just said; "Hash it. of course, you know! and re ; crossed my legs and took a fresher grip on my monocle. The most devilish hard thing to | fret hold of hud been that Krunoes had never sat on the arm of my Mur j rls chair, had never told me she liked i me better than any man she had ever I met. and had never called me • Utr.cy at any time or anywhere I wondered i j if she ever would, and h:.w the deuce • fellows went about it when they pro I posed to the girl they madly love I I was devilish put cut. you 1 now. that | I had never tried it so 1 could ksn* Kro:n across the hat' dretied t~< voices from the smoking-room—Col or.el Kirkland and the judge debat ing something about treaty po: ■; and the Manchurian railway. Through the French windows from the open loggia came tho eager, pitched tones of the professor and the frump—no. Kliza b» th, I mean—discussing Aldcberan and Ketelguese. dead suns, star clus ters ntnl the nebular hypothesis. >vuuin me room Hillings had snap ped out the lights, to bring out the blazing lire ot his treasured ruby, and from the tray in the dark corner where he was closing it in his collec tion vault, it gleaned like the end or a bright cigar The other Tour wero absently clutched in ray darling's hand and the crimson shine, gleamed bravely through her linger bars. "Carbuncles—ancient carbuncles,” the professor had called them, "that the < hlnese believed tloir dragons car ried In their mouths, in their black caves In days of old. to furnish light whereby they could see to devour their victims.” And that I believed, for I could see some practical sense about It! "What I should like to know," said the dear, precious cub, hugging his knee by the mantel, "is where I come ' In'” "You don't come In,” said Hillings, lifting him playfully by the ear; "you come out!” And out they went. And my dear girl and I were like what's-hls-name's picture—alone at last, you know. She stirred softly and her sigh came like the wind through the trees at night. "1 suppose we will have to burn them." she said dolefully; "the pro fessor says It is the only thing to do." “Jolly shame, 1 say!” 1 murmured indignantly. "It seems a crime.” she said softly, and there was a little choke la her voice She slipped to the soft flbered rug before the fire. 1 gently brought my chair closer to her. For a moment she pressed her cheek against the crimson mass, then kneeling forward, laid it gently on the glowing coals. There was a hash, a lightning blaze of red that almost blinded us, and then for a brief space a Held of shiping ash. Against this the tiny serpent frogs writhed and There Was a Flash, a LlQhtnir.g Blaze of Red. twisted :iud turned at last to leaden gray. Over the spread of all, swept wave after wave of golden, crim soned picture?—temples and pagodas --dragons that linked fiery tongues at us—strange faces that came and went, leering hideously Into our own. And then of a sudden It was all faded gone! The breeze from the open window ---ttrred the ashes to the side She dropped back with a deep sigh. "They're gone." she breathed mourn fully. "Never Rind," I said; "you've these left " And daringly I laid my hand upon the one that clasped the rubies. And i thrilled as it lay still beneath my own "fiord ly. you dear old, wt.-ked, eh hat ted pajamas," she s ti. "1 don t heeded to the floor. And nothing stirred but the ashes of the haunted pajamas! And theo— Oh. but Frances saya that's all! THE END. Eskimo Wife a Hard Worker. Eskimo widowers often remarrj within a week after the demise of the wife. The helpmate of the savage does most of the work, and he is al most helpless without her She makes and breaks tamp, cooks, cuts up her husband's kill and carries it to camp She dresses the skins of deer and seals She makes the footgear and clothes, paddles the canoe p.nd carries every burden. Without her no dome# ide arrangement can go forward. / * care—I just love you, because—” She paused. "Because they brought us togrtb cr?” By Jove, I didn't know 1 bad said It, till It came out! An Instant, and then I caught it— Just a line whisper, you know: "Yes—Dicky!” Py Jove! And then, dash It, my monotlo dropped! But 1 let It go. Presently she looked at the glowing rubles In her hand. "They are from India, you know, Dicky—from Mandalay, the professor said." And she murmured: " 'On the road to Mandalay, where the old flotil la lay'—don't you remember? I've been there. Dicky." "By Jove!” 1 said. "Have you. though? Is It Jolly?” “The poet seemed to think so—" She laughed. "Do you know Kipling Dicky?" I tried to think, but dashed If I could remember. I wondered if it would be a good place to take a trip to! I hitched closer. "What does—er— this poet chap Bay about it? What's it like, you know?” She laughed. “I'm afraid It's wicked, Dicky, a good deal like the haunted pajamas.” She leaned forward, chin upon her hand agai.%, looking into the fading coals. "I'll tell you what he says.” Then her voice wont cn: "Ship m" somewhere east of Suez." where the belt Is like ti e worst. Where there arn't no Ten Commandments an’ a man can raise a thirst.' “By Jove!” 1 said. Interested. "For the temple bells ore callin’, and lt’3 there that I would te - lly the old Moulinein pagoda, lookin’ lazy at the sea.” I brought my band down on my knee. "Oh, I say, you know—er—Frances." 1 exclaimed with enthusiasm, "we'll go there for our honeymoon, by Jove! Shall we—eh?” And then the jolly rubies rolled un SAYERS ANSWERS DAVIS ! Clai ma Confession of Convicted Man Made in Spirit of Revenue. Salem.—Howard Sayers, jointly In dieted with Lifus Davis for the kill ing of Charlie Maore, for which crime Davis la now in the penitentiary, an swored a letter recently published throughout the state and signed by Davis. In his confession, Davis raid that he, Sayers and "Doc" Jones met a* the la'ter's house to plan the killing j cf Moore and drew straws to decide v.ho should lie in wait for the man. Sayers made the following state i ment: "Seeing a letter In several papers ! throughout the state signed by J. K i (Lifust Davis, t ut which 1 believe was written by hi chief a't. rney, Gporge T Black, in which he confesses to the murder of (Jharli- Moore, and in which ! he makes some false accusations i against me, l want to explain to the . public some of the statements he makes." Sayers then makes charges of un fairness against Prosecuting Attorney c. K- Klrnore. Sayers, in his statement, further says: "T.iftis Davis planned the robbery of the Mammoth Spring bank and it was his intention to have 13< n Jones, Dr. Jones and Otto Burrow all killed, but he failed on nil hut Ben. Thr> developments on the day of, and sine < the robbery, have proven conclusively tc mo that he intended to have me killed also. Davis' confession is noth ing more than the howl of a caught criminal trying to ruin the persons who have given testimony against him. I am 22 years old and was born near Thayer, in Oregon county, Mis souri, and have lived in this county all my life, and this is the first time I was ever charged with any crime. 1 am sure the people at large will with hold their judgment and not. allow any malicious talcs to injure me in their opinion. 1 realize that the charge * hich I am now facing is a very se rious one, but if T get out of this trouble 1 shall devote the remainder of niy life to the support and welfare of my family and endeavor to mi-1 my two precious little children in tha right way.” RETURNS NEARLY COMPLETE Only Few Counties Missing in Latest Returns to Be Had. I-it11c Rock.—After more than two weeks of delay, practie ally the en tire vote polk'd at the election held n the state n September :> is at hand and the to’als known for the first time. The vote for governor follows: Robinson, Democrat, 107,401, Roland, Republican, 45,281. Mikel, Socialist, 13,122. Total vote on governor, 165,804. Robinson defeated Roland by 62, 000, The vot-' on the various constitu tional amendments and acts follows: Act No. 1—For 57,2s:i, against 78, 562. Act No. 2—For 67,097, against XI 562. Act No. 3—For 56,525, against 74. -138. Act No. 4—For 62,901, against 72 426. Amendment No. 11— For 49,52", against 74,521. Amendment No. 12 For 66,721 against 50,970. Amendment No. 12 For 10],:,7:,, against 23,749. Amendment No. II For 71,272 against 58,530. Amendment No. 15—For 76,99't against 53,144. Amendment No. 13, limiting legisla tive sessions to 60 days, carried by 68.000, leading all the other measure The bond amendment is in the lead, hut failed because it did not get y, majority of all the votes cast at Gie election. Statewide prohibition lost l,y i7.00l votes, and the vote against the Tur j ncr-Jaeobson hill (Act No. 1.) showed a majority of over 21,000 against the j measure. Act No. 3 (for revising the election laws) was defeated by substantial ma jorities, as was amendment No. i*k (disfranchising the negro), which loHt by a majority of 25,000. The amendment providing for tho exemption of cotton factory capital from taxation received a large major ity. but not a majority of votes cast ! at the election. Amendment No t t (for the recall of officials) received a majority of about 13,000 votes, McVays Taken to Pen. Tine Bluff.—Cullen and Rd. McVav who recently entered pleas of guilty to a second degree murder charge in the Lincoln Circuit Court and were rentenced by Judge Grace to twelve years and six months in the cta'e penitentiary, were taken to Little Rock to begin their terms. Pocahontas.— The pension fund of Randolph county has been receive-' nru County Clerk Pen Johnson is busv ending out the vouchers. This year •hej-e are 12.'. pensioners in this com ty. receiving a total of $2,272 Koeers. The Rev. j. a. McDaniel -orm. r cashier of the Rank of Cov. prinss, in thU -minty, Was cornicle, a circuit court at Rentonville ,U)nn 4 harpe of embezzlement of fn.gno ar-; entemcd to one year in the ponit'n tiary. | All Over Arkam» i Su. tgart.-The Boutin Ricof. ers Association sold the first 0. °* new crop of Arkansas u,,. ,? lh“ i Si8.ted oft 2,7 bags and was ; a barrel. ™ dT « ___ Fayetteville. — The w ■ tun i r°Ur,y Fair "Ul be held fr.m, her 1 to October 1 and great ' Jon? arp being made for the fair 5 | agricultural products, live s 0(j.’ * j poultry will be better than ever *** Marianna.—Two brteiTn:;..-nn8 ... the foreman or the work on tv Z, Meth ,,list ' *»ar« whtn a scaffold fell. Nonear /,£J ernl seriously hurt. 0pell°. Olen Oates, l 'his place was drowned wh : • ath'in in the river near here. Th was recover, d and fnm ral 8mu,' held here. Washington, ft. C.-The Allowing changes in Arkansas postmasters l**, been announced; Laytonville. na^t-r county, Lula M. Cunningham, new of fife address Buffalo, k'om lie, county, Walter It. McCall, office established, address Highland. villo, Desha county, John H. r^j vice G. Bowles, -. •signed, ^r„ Ashley county, Thomas B. QHk y** M. Thompson. Mount Ida.—The sons und djmghltt of all veterans organized at the nm bouse by electing the following 0fr; cers. Hon. Gibson Witt was elected chairman; W. (.1. Whittingioa, seer,, ’ary ; S. M. Haynio, president; E r Beavers, vice president; John Ji Smith, treasurer and jerry Witt, caap lain. Cabot I ntereeted in Project. • ’atot. Ark.—The Busin** League at this, place has appointed a committee to go to El Baso, Whit* count', and confer with »h- businw* m< n *if that place, and also Vilonn ami Conway, regarding the new pro posed railroad Horn here to Conway > !a i ll 1’aso. Crops Are Reported Damaged. Imboden.— Tile drouth of t’u> pass In weeks was broken hero last wee)', by a good rain Crops witp bad! damaged during the unprecedented *lry spell, and as a r< suit the liarves; here this year will be unusually ;-bor' Xo rain fell at all in the vicinity of lrnboden during the month; of July and August. Still more rain is »eet t-d. Storm Does Damage at Ashdown. \shdown A wind and hail storm visted this section, doing considerable damage to the cotton crop. The opeu cotton was beaten out and in sent'' instances blown from the field. The g-eatest damage was done in the ftve mile strip of country between this place and Wilton. A number oi farm house; and barns were unroofed, and many windows were blown out and shattered. The storm, from report.', did not cover a wide scope of country. Run Over and Killed by Wagon. I’nsnot!.—John Dewoody, a yeMO farmer of near Bluff City, ia tin- west ern part of Nevada county, was r"n over I > a log wagon and killed. H" and hip. brother, Louis, were VaaHr.8 logs. Louis was riding one of th mules and John was riding on th" logs As they were g ing down th" river bank, John fell off the w.tgou in front of the front wheel, wb’di pas ed over his body. I/mis picked hin tip and asked him if fa* was hurl much, and John said he I ugh* h was killed. He only lived about n minute after he spoke. Country Club Destroyed. Liltle Koch.—The cluhhon of th" Litt!. Hoek Country ('lab, on Pufcwdd Heights, was completely dcs roved h* fire. The loss is eslimaitd at The cause of the fire is a yi -t"rv Ai the property was fully in ured. th-* work of rebuilding will eotnns'tiC" at once. The members of tin clab P111' Pose to erect a fireproof bull * * ’■ ■ ly three times the si/.e of th - out- de stroyed. Authorities Are Handling Bm BeS9err Texarkana.--Robert Howard wte convicted on a charge of running •< blind tiger and was fined $H*0 ii,!" i osts In police court. This is the ib"1 case of tin kind ever adjudicated i*> Ihis court, the idea having Ii’tiH »i< prevailed that the city <lid tad Live Jurisdiction in such matter' 1"* present police judge, W. B. AVf,p*s Since going into office has rilled <>!h'r wise and the new city attorney. Manti having announced the same view. • has been decided to hereafter hsndl* till such cases instead of turnin; then over to the state authoritlet' at bs. heretofore been done. Will Need Extra Brffigt T’nrngould- The official' of *hf Oreene County Fair Association, u i.ether with the progressive of Paragould, are pushing a tno*>"n'n to build a second bridge acre; s h/.h Mile creek so that traffic to the falJ grounds during lair week, October to .'•, will not become congested • ®u ( tv Judge Light lia« agreed to pa* ^a) ti.e cost of ihe new bridge cct ecunty funds, provided '.he ctiti,s will pay the other half.