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ROSES OF: SUMMER. Hi . . flANY By HENRY COttti; OmftHrtf" Dittio(o May ; ,fc. Starve TO DEATH . x -f- as L , TIIE . SCKAXTON TRIBUNE FRIDAY r -'- mm...... iT tir A t HTT i P-h raw. vtntmtM . . I t . I" T i , 3 -0 Or "I J, ' . IThMB short erlnl stories are copyrighted by Baclieller, Johnson A Bach tier and are printed InTheTrlbune by special arranirement, simultaneous with their appnarauco in the leading dully Journal of the large cltlen). CHAPTKH VI. Then my uncle und Mr. llnrdwlck turned on ititin Hewitt with doubt and many question. "Why do you call It HulclileV" Mr. Hardwlck aked. "It Is plain the Fosters were with him at the time, from the trucks. Do you mean to suy that they Htood there and watched Sneathy huntf himself without Infeirerlns?" "No, 1 don't." Hewitt replied, llht liiK a rlirur. "I think 1 told you that they never aw Sneathy." Yes. you did; and. of course, that's What they said themselves when they were arrested. Hut '.he thlnn's Impos sible. Look at the tracks:" 'The tracks are exactly what re vealed to me that It was not Impossi ble." Hewitt returned. "Ill tell you how the case unfolded Itself to me, from' the beaiunlnK- As to the Infor mation you KUthered from the Kan worth coachman, to bclu with, the "So, I Won't," Hew lit Kcplied. conversatioa between the Fosters which he overheard might well mean something less serious than murder. "What did they say? They had been sent for in a hurry and had just had a hort consultation with their mother and sister. Henry said that 'the thins must be done, and at once.- ulso, that s there were two of them It would be easy. Robert said that Henry, aa a doctor, would know best what to do. Now you, Colon-l Brett, had been say ingbefore we learned these things from Mr. Hardwlck that rineathy'a be havior or late had become so bad as to se-m that of a madman. Then there was the story of his sudden attack op J a. tradesman In the village and eiiumy sudden running away exactly ihe sort of impulsive, wild thins that madmen do. Why, then. iirfffOt it mc be reason able to suppese thatS2athy had be come mail more especially considerins all the circumstances of the case, his cojirnvrclal ruin and dUgruV and his horrible life with his wife andher fam llv? Had become suddenl much worse and quite uncontrollable, so that the two wretched women, left alone with him were driven to send In haste for Henry and Robert to help them. That would account for all. The brothers arrive Just after Sneathy had Kone cut. They are told in a h'urrled inter view how analrs stand, and It Is de cided that Sneathy must be at once se cured and confined In an asyfum before something serious happens. He has Just gone out something terrible may be happening at that moment. The brothers determine to follow together at once and secure him wherever he may be. Then the meaning of their conversation Is plain. The thing that must be done, and done at once, Is the capture of Sneathy and his confine ment in an asylum. Henry, as a doctor, would know what to do in re gard to the necessary formalities. And they took a halter In case a struggle Should ensue, and It were found neces sary to bind him. Very likely, wasn't It?" 'Well, yes." Mr. Hardwlck replied, "It certainly is. It never struck me In that light at all." "That waa because you believed to begin with that a murder had been committed, and looked at the prelim inary circumstances, which you learned after, in the light of your conviction. But now to come to my actual observa tions. I saw the footmarks across the fields and agreed with you (It waa In deed obvious) that Sneathy ha1 gone that way first, and that the brothers had followed, walking over his tracks. This state of the tracks continued until well into the wood, when suddenly the tracks of the brothers opened out and Troceeded on Mch side of flneathy's. The simple Inference would seem to be, of course, the one you made -that the Fosters had here overtaken Sneathy and walked one at each side of him; but of this I felt by no means certain, Another very simple explanation was available, which might chance to be the true one. It was Just at the spot "where the brothers' tracks separated that the path became suddenly much muddier, because of the closer over hanging of the. trees at the spot. The path was, as waa to be expected, wet test In the middle. It would be the most natural thing In the world for two well-dressed young men on arriv ing here to separate so as to walk one on each side of the mud In the middle. On the other hand, a man In flneathy's state (assuming him, tfor the moment, to be mad and contemplating suicide) would walk straight along the center of the path, taking no note of mud or anything , else. I examined all the tracks very carefully, and my theory was confirmed. The feet .of the broth ers had everywhere alighted In the driest spots, and the steps were of ir regular lengths which meant, of course, that they were picking their way; 'whllo Sneathy's footmarks had never turned aside; even for the dirtiest imddlo. Here thn, were . the rudi ments. of a, theory. . At the watercourse, of course, the footmarks ceased, because of the hard gravel. The body lay on a knoll at the left a knoll covered with grass. On this the! signs of footmarks were al most undlscoverable, although I am often' able to discover tracks In grass that are Invisible to others. Here, how ever, H was almost useless to spend much, time In examination, for you and your man had been there, and what slight marks there might be would be undistlngulshable one from another. Under the branch from which the man had hung there was an old tree stump, with a flat top, where the tree had been sawn off. I examined , this, and' it- became fairly apparent that Sneathy 'had stood on If. when ISt? the rope' was about his neck his muddy footprint was plain to see; the mud was not smeared about, you see, ns It probably would have been If he hud been stood there foivlbly and pushed o(T. It was a simple clear foot print unother hint at auliide. "Hut then arose the objection that you mentioned yourself, liuinly the brothers Foster were following Sneathy und came this way. Therefore, If he hanged himself before they arrived, It would seem that they imisrt have come across the body. Hut Tow I examined the body Itself. There was mud on the knees, and clinging to one kuee was a small leaf. It was a leaf corresponding to those on the IhikIi behind the tree, and It was not a dead leaf, so must have been Just detached. After my ex uminuliou of the body I went to the bush, and there. In the thk k of It, were, for me, sutlUieiitly distinct kuee marks, in one of which the kuee hud crushed a spray of the bush against the ground and from that spray a leaf was missing. Behind the knee marks were the In dentations of boot tops In the soft, bare rami unuer me uuxu, uuu inus tne thing was plalu. The poor lunatic had come 111 sisiii 01 me uaiigiiug rope, uiij the temptation to suicide waa trresltf ble. But al that moment he must hjw heard the steps probably the volSua of the brothers behind him otJ the winding path. He Immediately lild In the bush till they had passe It is probable that seeing who the ien were and conjecturing that they. 'were fol lowing him thinking also, erhaps, of things that had occurred btnween them and himself his liuilyfetlon to self destruction became completely ungov ernable, with the result that you saw. "But before I inspected the bush I noticed one or two more things about the body. You emember I inquired if either of the brothers Foster were left handed, and was assured that neither was. But clearly the hand had been cut off .y a left-handed an with a large, sharply pointed knife. For well away to the right of where the wrist had hung the knife-point had made a tinv triangular rent In the coat. So tbat the hand must have been held In the mutilator's right hand while he used the knife with his left clearly a left-handed man. "But most Important of all about the body was the Jagged hair over the right ear. Everywhere else the hair was well cut and orderly here it seemed 'a.i though a good piece had been, so to speak, sawn off. What could anybody want with a dead man's rigni hand and certain locks of his ir. men It struck me suddenly ke man was hanged; It was the Hand iGlory! Then, you will remKmhor T . four request to see the footprints of ".e r osiers on the part of the path past the watercourse. h .- muuuyin tne middle, and the two .ou.er nau walked as far apart as oun-.ugn nobody had walked ucmeen mem. A Una r,r..,.f ir were needed, of mv iho,.... ' ... three lines of footprints. Now! was to ennilHf . . u.. . . . to aet at T , ,1 wno naii taken 'he hand. He , "'."nea ror the mutilation. ut beyond that he wr,..M v. as a witness. Now all th f..... ... . i . . . u'n-iil.irJ i LilC Vicinity JTad bM.n rnr.i.n.,l There were those nf th kh, of Sneathy, which we have been speak- hi h h rustics looking on. ' ' a, ii l , i w a oil, and did not Intrr.r. u ... " - " I'll u I ipnere.of observation. fhno ,. man who had cut. straight through the ouu wnen ne nrst saw the body and uaj uiiic? duck me HfirriA win M.itk . and our own, which we had been care rui to Keep awav from the i,.o, Consequently there was no track of tht man wno naq cut on the hand; there tore it was certa n that he mai ha ve come along the hard gravel by the watercourse, ror that waa th only possible path which would not tell th tale. Indeed, It seems quite a likely patn tnrougn the wood for a passen ger to take, coming from the high ground by the Shepperton roaJ ( lis Hod l ava pod t Drelt and I left you. and traversed tho watercourse, both up and down. Wi found a footprint at the top left lately by a man with a broken shoe. Hlght down to the bottom of the watercourse where It emerged from tho wood, there was no sign on either side of this man having left the gravel. (Whero the body Was, as you will remember, he would simply have stepped off' the gravel on to the grass, which I thought It usitess to, examine as I have ex plained.) Hut. at the bottom, by the lane, the footprint appeared again. This then was the direction in which I was to search for a left-hunded man with rt broken-sole shoe, probably a-gypsy, and most probably a foreign gypsy be cause a foreign -gypsy would be the most likely to hold still the belief In the Hund of alory., , I conjectured, the man to be a straggler from a band of gypsies one who probably had got be hind the caravan and had made a shoit cut across the wood after It, so at the end of the lane' I look for a putiin. This is a sign that gypsies leave to guide stragglers following up. Some- TCTj.-r--.rc. i - i - t - j - -0-0- p & i p 34 -g- -fSS:s-T(0 1 0 1 4 - - X - 0- f - arzlsny J r. M times it Is a heap of dead leaves, some times a few stones, sometimes a mark on the ground, but more usually a couple oS twigs crossed, with the longer twig pointing the road. Guided by these patrlns we rame In the end on the gypsy camp Just as l( was setting dow;n for the night. We made ourselves agreeable (us Hrett will probably des cribe to you better than I can), we left them, and after they hnd got to sleep we rnme back and watched for the gentleman who Is now In flie lock-up. He would, of course, seize the first op portunity of treating his ghastly trophy In the prescribed way, and I guessed ho would choose midnight, for .that Is tho time superstition tcurhes that the hands should be prepnrrd. ' We made a few smnll preparations, collared him and now you've got lilm. ' And I should think the sooner you let tho brothers Foster go the belter."'- ' "Hut why didn't .you toll ine all th conclusions you had arrived lit, at thf time?" nsked Mr. Hardwlck. ' ... "Well, really," Hewitt replied, with n quiet smile, "you were so' positive, and sorno of the truces I relied on were so small thut It would probably have meant a long argument and, a loss of time. Hut more than that, confess If I hud told you bluntly that Hneathy's hund hnd been tuken away to make n medieval charm to enable a thief to puss through a locked door and steal plute culmly under the owner's nose what would you hu ve suld 7" ' "Well, well, perhaps I should have been a" little skeptlcul. Appearances combined so completely to point to tho Korters as murderers thut any other explanation, almost, would have seemed unlikely to me, and that Well 110, I con fuss, 1 shouldn't have believed In It. Hut It Is a startling thing tq find such superstitions Hllve nowuUays", - , - "Yes. perhaps it Is. 'Yet we find sur vivals of the sort very' frequently. (Tht Wallnohlatm, however, are horrbly su perstitious still tho ' gypsies among them are of course worse. Don't you remember the case "reported a -,few monthK ago In . which , a child,' was drowned as a sacrifice in Walluchla In order to bring rain?- And that was .not MA ! XT ! m 4-?H-'-r-ffr-- 11 T , I I n-F gfr- J iaj j-r: y f- I 0 f f p5Srgifl!5--K h -j- r i 1 -3- i i t Li u 1 1 1 u-.a- ar2: rrv 7. ' i r tr l or -ir j - j 3-f 4C .0-0- -00 ff'-r0f0.-m-m-r0ZT - m - 0 - 0m - 0 - m - - J0- ztzz K - aiforTig - i. L P0f0fW J0. J0. m i 1 im Copyright, 1894, by The New done by gypsies, either. Even In Eng land, ss late as 1X65, a poor paralyzed Frenchman wus killed by being 'swjum' for witchcraft that was In Essex. And less atrocious cases of belief In wiz ardry occur again and again even now." Then Mr. Hardwlck and my uncle fell Into a discussion as to how the gypsy In the lock-up could be legally punished. Mr. Hardwlck thought It should bo treated as a theft of a portion of a dead body, but my uncle funded there wus a penulty for mutilation of a dead body per se, though he could not point to the statute. .As It happened, however, they were saved In trouble of arriving at u decision, for In the morning he whs discovered to have escaped. He had been left, of course, with free hands, and had occupied the night In wrench ing out the burs at the top of the back wull of the little prison-shed (it had stood on the green for a hundred and fifty years) and climbed out. 'He was not found again, and a month or two later the Foster family left the district entirely. The End Kvldcntly Not. From the Washington Star. "Talk Is cheap, " observed the man who believes In proverbs. "Humph!" replied the man who doesn't. "That remark shows that you never hired a lawyer or rented a telephone." . WEAK HEN WU" ftTTEIITIOH la CALLSD TO TBS VJ" ""y urmt English Remedy. 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