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THE FLASK
AND THE
CRYSTAL
i.
The two cousins Estelle and Nance
Duv&ll decided to accept cheerfully
their disappointing inheritance. At
least there was the unsalable but
available homestead. They would
stay there during the summer with 1
Aunt Anne Pross and in the fall resume
the teaching of music and drawing
which on the death of their bachelor
uncle, Victor Duvall, they had
thought to abandon forever. 1
"It really won't cost us anything,
Estelle," explained Nance enthusiastically,
"what with the farm product,
the garden truck, the poultry and the 1
cows. Then think how delightful it
will be to live on our own acres, joint
monarchs of all we survey, the fields,
the wooded hill, this great roomy
house!"
"Cost anything?" retorted Estelle.
"Why, we ought to make a pretty penny,
Nance, from our provisions and 1
rooms. The climate and scenery are
simply ideal." '
"Yes. we will take boarders," exclaimed
Nance with clasped hands.
"Oh, won't that be just charmingly
droll!"
"They must be single gentlemen, 1
then," interposed Aunt Anna. "My
poor brother Victor would walk the
earth at the idea of any women out- 1
side of his own kin and Dinah being
in his house."
"I should think he would walk it
anyway." returned Estelle. "To live
like a hermit for forty years and yet
fritter away a handsome fortune 1
without anything to show for it or
even knowing where it went, after sol- '
emnly promising to leave us both rich;
I'd walk backward for eternity if I 1
were he as partial penance. (
"Why, Judge Joslah Marcellus told 1
me that after the accountants had 1
made every possible allowance for ex- j
pense and loss there was over $100,000
that had simply vanished into thin
- - . - j i
air. But what else couia De expecicu of
such an old mole?" (
"You must not judge your Uncle
Victor. Estelle," said Aunt Anne se- 1
verely, "from the way he Impressed '
you the two or three times you saw ,
him in his latter years. He was as
handsome, bold and adventurous a J
young fellow as ever lived. Went all
around the world and through its |
waste places; explored the Arctic re- I
glons and the unknown plateaus of (
the Himalayas?that was his last trip. ,
"When he came back he was changed,
as if a fever had burned.the heart
out of him. He shut himself up here ,
and didn't want to see or be seen. Once
or twice he dropped a word to me that 1
made me think he was living in mortal (
fear, but he never said much and he t
wouldn't say more. 1
"And to think that after all he died 1
peacefully in that chair by that very
window in his gown and slippers!" l
"But, auntie dear," cried Nance, "old 1
Dinah says that she never saw such a j
look of fright on any one's face; it J
makes me hate to be In here alone." i
"When you have lived as long as I
have, my child, and seen as many folks (
die, you'll know that the last thing i
death expects, or gets for that matter, '
when he comes unexpectedly, is a wel- ]
come. Dinah is faithful and compe- ,
tent, but like all negroes she is very |
superstitious. >
"But there, it is better to do than to ]
talk about doing. You girls get out
your advertisements and I'll put things i
to rights for the boarders."
So well were these details attended
to that by the end of the week the sta- 1
tion wagon brought three men and
their luggage to the Duvall homestead. .
The first to alight was a thin, sallow i
man, with very white teeth and very 1
black hair, whose dress was conven- J
tionally correct yet gave a foreign im- ]
pression. He glanced from one to the
other of the young women on the ]
porch, and though he glanced again ,
toward Nance he turned determinedly
to Estelle. 1
"I am the Dr. Frisch," he began,
"who had the honor to address you the
other day. I seek here rest and relax- i
ation before beginning my campaign In j
the fall for Hindu independence. Ah, |
this is what I need?like the hills of
my own country!"
Close on the doctor's demur heels (
had pressed a broad shouldered young
fellow in gray, who tossed a suit case
into the corner. :
"Those are my books," he said at ,
once to Nance, "and they can stay
there for all I care. I'm Harry Ken- ;
nett, you know, come down to study
for the law degree I just flunked.
"Do I do it? Well, not overmuch. I
should say from the present outlook,"
and he smiled engagingly. "You are
Nance Duvall, aren't you?" he rattled
on. "I knew your name must be
Nance; I've always had such a fondness
for it. And that handsome girl is :
your cousin, Estelle?
"Excuse me, I don't mean a little bit
that you're not handsome too. but
there isn't any of the Greek goddess
about you, thank goodness. We are
sure to be great chums, even if you do
think I'm fresh; for what could you
do with those other two queer coves?
"I was sizing them on the way up,
and to my mind that parchmenty chap,
the doctor, is older and worst than he
looks, while the professor, Prof. Enoch
Clary, is the geologist, is younger and
better. Do get on to him now. Isn't i
he a character?" 1
Nance looked to see the third man,
a substantial, stolid figure wearing
blue goggles and a duster, laboriously
lifting a small boulder from the road
way and tucking it under nis leu arm.
Then from the back of the wagon he |
fished out an old fashioned carpet bag,
but in so clumsy a way as to dash a
bag, as smart and foreign in appearance
as the doctor himself, to the
the ground, where it burst open.
With an absentminded glance toward
this bag the professor left it to the care i
of the driver and proceeded to the 1
porch, there also to present his credentials
in due form and without heeding
in the slightest the doctor's furious
expostulations.
II.
Life soon settled into an agreeable
and quiet routine at the Duvall homestead.
After his first flash of tigerish
rage toward the professor for carelessness
in upsetting his bag Dr. Frisch
kept to his room for the most part,
venturing out only in the cool of the
I
Detective
Cronkite Encounters
the
Ways of
the Orient
evening for a stroll, which Estelle
came to accompany.
As Harry Kennett had predicted, he
and Nance speedily became chums,
tramping, riding and boating together
without a thought on his part, and
only an occasional conscientious warning
on hers, of the neglected law books,
behind which the spectre of the flunk
cu crAeiiiiiiiai.iv/ii iut nvu.
The professor too kept mainly in the
open, bringing home a mess of rocks
to clutter up his room with, as Dinah
indignantly expressed it, but over
which he would enthusiastically descant
as unique specimens of the drift
if by odd chance he secured a listener.
It followed that for the most part he
was both alone and unobserved.
It followed too that Harry Kennett
was but ill pleased when late one
night, on opening his door in response
to a guarded rat-tat, the professor
stepped briskly inside with evident intent
of visiting for a while. He was
just preparing for a soft revery of
Nance over a last cigar and now he
had to exchange it for so hard a subject
as rocks. However, his show of
cordiality soon gave way to genuine
surprise and interest.
"Here is the situation, young man,"
began the professor, drawing his chair
close and emphasizing his points with
taps on the knee. "Old Victor Duvall
brought back with him from Asia a
fortune and a dread, closely connected.
He stealthily converted his property
into gold coin, which he did not spend
and yet not a trace of It can be found.
He lived here in retirement and secrecy,
sitting in that big chair by tb
window downstairs, watching. One
day he was found dead.
"My conclusion is that his method of
concealment worked in the one case
but not in the other. He saved his
money; himself he could not save. The
gold coin is hidden somewhere about
the premises; but he was murdered."
For an instant Kennett looked bewildered.
Then he pulled himself together
resolutely.
"I thought you were a puttering old
crank," he began.
"If you hadn't thought so how could
1 expect to work effectively?" replied
the professor. <
"Then why are you so frank with
me?"
"Because I see you are sincerely fond
of Miss Xance Duvall and I need your
help."
"That is all right enough, but your
pot of gold lies, as such commodities
generally do, at the end of a rainbow."
"Does it? I know positively that it
existed and that it was not in any way
iisposed of by Victor Duvall. Hence?"
"Hence, if, as you say, old Victor
Duvall was murdered the murderer
got away with it just as he got away
with him."
The stolid lines in the professor's 1
face relaxed. He smiled grimly.
"I knew there was substance to you '
tor an your rrotn," ne saia. ivow us- .
ten. If the murderer had got away
svith the treasure he would not be here
ooking for It, would he?" 1
"You don't mean Dr. Prlsch?"
"I do mean Dr. Frisch. I have had 1
my eye upon him for some time. There
ire so few of the East Indian races in
this country that it was not hard to
select him as the one typifying the
most obvious and powerful of motives,
religious zeal.
"He is a Brahmin who has deliber- |
itely sacrificed his caste. Why? Not
for the sake of Hindu independence,
rou may be sure. That is only a pretence
for being without anything back 1
jf it?no lecture course, no lecture, no
Interest in the subject here or in Hindustan.
On the other hand he was j
planning to come down here before the
roung 'adies advertised."
"How do you know that?" asked
Kennett sharply."
"Because he brought down with him
i packet of letters tied together by a
silk cord addressed to him in Miss Estelle
Duvall's hand."
"Ah! That is why you tipped out
his bag, and he got so hot about it."
"Of course; though that isn't all I <
managed to see through that little device.
The girl is avaricious; that is
is unmistakable as her beauty, and :
this crafty Semite has been working <
mi it, is working on it. WTiy? I hope l
to answer that better in twenty-four i
flours than now. i
"He may believe that he can learn
the whereabouts of the treasure I
through her; those people have a
strange belief in the divination of kin.
He may plan to make his title to it <
legal through marrying her."
"Why, he's old enough to be her
grandfather."
"But he doesn't look it, as yet. At
all events, what I want of you is to
guard Miss Nance closely. The crisis
is approaching. Remember that avarice
is a progressive passion, going from
much to more, from bad to worse.
These two cousins know and care for
each other but slightly. If one dies
the survivor becomes potential heir to
the whole."
"I will, I will, with my life, the darling,"
declared Kennett vehemently. "I
have faith in you, professor, the more
so because I seem able to see through
this millstone. Nance has told me of
Judge Josian Marcellus's interest in
her. You are?"
"Yes." interposed the professor calmly,
"I am Abe Cronkite."
III.
Harry Kennett awoke with a start.
The room was bright. The watch by
his bedside had stopped at 8 o'clock.
He lurched to the window. The sun
was high. It was late. He had overslept
as infamously as a neophyte on
his vigil.
For all his remorseful impatience
Harry made but a slow toilet. A clog
was upon his mind and muscles. He
was sluggish to think and to do. What
then had become of his ardent resolve
to be up betimes to guard and defend
Nance? And what, oh what, would
Abe Cronkite think of him?
The pure air sweeping through the
opposite windows began to revive him
partially, and yet once he stepped
from the direct draft there was that
same strange sickish taste and smell
paralyzing his nerves and making dizzy
his brain.
At length by desperate will Harry
swayed down the stairs. The stillness
of desertion prevailed. Only the tall
hall clock gave a note of life, and
from its solemn refrain of "Nevermore."
From the stately parlor to the
homely sitting room and through the
inviting dining room he passed gropingly
into the kitchen. The kettle was
puffing boisterously on the stove. Black
Dinah, the cook, lolled on the table
with her turbanned head prone among
the pans and dishes.
She was not dead, but as Harry
raised her and shook her again that
strange, sweet, sickish sensation affected
him. He dashed cold water, he
rubbed, he thumped. At length the
old woman showed the white of her
eyes.
"Oh. Lordy. the master." she gurgled.
and then stiffened like a corpse.
There came a complaining sound
from the pantry, in which Aunt Anne
Pross took tutelary pride. and
thither Kennett hastened. On the one
rhair between the flour and the sugar
barrel sat the spinster with scoop still
in her hand. She gaped agitatedly
upon the young man.
"My time has come." she whimpered.
"Prother Victor himself rose
from the dead to warn me. Oh. but I
liole to leave all these thlnfrs."
"Where is Nance? Where are the
trills.'" demanded Harry with fine directness.
The scoop was raised a little.
"They went, they went," began Miss
Pross, and then as her head nodded
and her jaw relaxed the scoop fell and
she slept like a corpse.
Kennett followed in the direction
the scoop had falteringly pointed. It
led through the rear door and down
the garden to where, Lush enshrouded,
the summer house stood. As he pushed
aside the Interlacing branches he
held his place and breath at an unwonted
sound and at an unwonted
sight.
Nance, his own Nance, no longer the
lype of blooming good nature, but
pale and wan, was gazing Intently on
a great glittering crystal in an opaque
sil/er dish, while over her bent Estelle
with fierce eagerness.
"Die," she was urging, "die. Don't
you see that life isn't worth living?
Don't you see your love rejected and
9 vaii coo vnnr?Alf wast
UCIIUCU . l^v/H fc J v/v. wv ^
Ing with the shame of longing In vain?
Die. then die."
Put it was the unwonted sight that
for the moment stayed Harry from
springing to drag away Nance from so
evil and dangerous an obsession. Just
back of the two girls, in the thick
shrubbery opposite, stood two men,
slight and sallow, with very white
teeth and very black hair showing
from under the edge of their turbans.
They were dressed In narrow white
robes, and on their feet as they advanced
were sandals.
For advance they did as swiftly, as
softly as the wind from an overhanging
cloud, each to grasp one of the |
girls by the throat from behind with
slender hands of supple steel. Even
as there came from both girls common
expressions of horror about to be
Wed in death Kennett burst into the
summer house.
He throttled the two strangers,
wlsfing <hem like twigs In his mighty i
grasn. He clashed their heads to- j
gether. He tossed them aside into a
white and sallow huddle of Inanition.
He kicked over the stand and sent the
Teat crvstal hurtling away like a will
o* the wisn. He stenned over Estelle's
motionless form. He caught up the
unconscious Nance and held her flrm'y
to his breast.
"Pome on. come on!" he wildly
shouted. "T'll clean out the whole
dago crew of you with one hand."
"Pood 1'or you! T knew there was
oPntv of substance for all your froth."
<sa'rl a r-niot volop *nrt Abe Cronkite
as quietly entered the summer house.
IV.
Afier a little when the two girls had
been borne to the house and delivered
over into the separate care of the bewildered
\unt Anne and the moribund
Dinah Abe Cronkite drew Kennett
with him up the stairs Into the doctor's
room. The rcrange, sweet, sickish
smell and laste which still permeated
would have been overpowering had it
not been for the strong draught
through and through from windows
open top and bottom.
On the table stood a liask of outlandish
style and make half filled with
a dark liquid. It was tightly corked.
On the bed lay Dr. Frisch. His arms
and legs were tightly pinioned with a
stout rope. Hi3 eyes were closed. His
face was sunken and livid and the set
expression of it was that of conquered
old age.
"Why, he's dead," cried Harry,
shrinking from the awesome sight.
"Yes," admitted Cronkite apologetically,
"that is one of my little mistakes.
You see after I had downed and
bound him I forgot either to stop up
the flask or to open up the windows.
His own queer medicine was too much
for him, I guess. But if I hadn't followed
the old gentleman close I never
would have recovered the treasure."
"The old gentleman? What old gentleman
?"
"I don't know; 1 never saw mm
before. From what I could gather
from those scared women downstairs
Ihey both thought that they had seen
the late Mr. Victor Duvall; but of
course that is all rot, the result of that
Infernal stufT in the flask, of which
you also had a dose my boy.
"The simple fact is that I saw a
very respectable old gentleman glide
out of the front room where Miss Estelle
was staring into that big crystal,
and as the doctor had evidently been
watching for some cne when I necked
him it seemed ad\!sable to follow
him. And it was."
"But what became of him?"
"I don't know. After he led me to
the break in the cellar wall I was too
busy digging out and fetching up that
iron bound box over there to notice.
My, but it was heavy. But he may
have dropped in upon those women
after all."
"I never heard such an incomprehensible
lot of stuff in my life," declared
Kennett stoutly. "I don't believe
a word of it. You must have
been dreaming."
"I didn't dream the flask and the
crystal. I saw them in the doctor's
bag the day of my arrival, you know,
and recognized them in a glance as
part of the paraphernalia of an East
Indian adept."
"Nonsense. If the doctor made out
to dope the whole household why
didn't he begin with you first of all,
since he had reason to be suspicious.
"He did," answered Cronkite. "but
you see I wasn't there. When I decided
to watch after I left you last
night I made up a very creditable
dummy of myself in my bed, which he
doubtless put to sleep."
"You can't tell me." persisted Kennett.
"Such weird doings never happen
in this age of light and learning.
Fndoubtedly there was a gang of Hindu
dagoes who were after the dough
that old Duvall copped from some
trumpery temple or other. There was
flesh and blood, though not much
muscle, to those chaps I polished off."
"Those chaps?" asked Cronklte in
surprise. "When and where''"
"Why, the two foreigners that I put
out of business down in the slimmer
house."
"Only the young ladies were there
when I came," replied Cronkite gravely.
"The summer house is in plain
sight from the window. You can see
for yourself there is no one there."
"Heavens," murmured Kennett
turning white. "And their long slim
hands with that soft, deadly pressure!
Maybe that is the way the old gentleman
was done to death if he is dead."
"He is dead enough to have his estate
duly partitioned," said Cronkite
briskly. "And that answers for all
practical purposes. Come, help me
Forced i
VUITHIN a short time w
from our present quai
in view of the fact that our
ings, Stoves, etc., is greater t
store room, we must reduc
this purpose?for the next fi
?we will offei
Greatly Red
= For
I Our prices, always moi
cially attractive to those ne
buy before we move. Com
the prices?you'll buy.
YORK FURNITl
lift that box on the table and we'll see
how much there is to divide between
the young?"
"Why, it isn't heavy," exclaimed
Kennett.
"And it is open." added Cronklte,
scarcely less dumfounded, "though
half an hour ago It was locked and
double bolted."
He lifted the lid. The box was empty.
Useful.?A breezy western lumber
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few days, returning from a trip
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dozen men from other cities.
"Yes, boys," he said, insisting that
they take wine, "I can well afford to
pay for the bubbles, wny, wnen i
was in Europe I pulled off a little deal
that'll net me "more than the cost of a
thousand trips over the pond.
"You see, I trade principally in white
woods free from knots. Of course,
I pine knots are waste, only good for
firewood. But I Just made a deal with
a Swiss toy factory, and I'll send all
the knots and knot holes I"?
"What do they use 'em for?" asked
the inquisitive one.
"Ear holes for wooden horses," came
back the answer.?Philadelphia Times.
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Set, or a Hopkins & Allen, Jr., '
indolin, Guitar or Banjo, a New York
Barrel Breech-Loading Shot Gun. I
CONDITIONS
1 will come to a close on SATURDAY,
, SHARP. I
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be ascertained, premiums will be awarded in i
set forth and delivered without unnecessary
A club consists of TWO or more names
from one or more mail addresses by a single
the clubmaker in so far as this competition
names he or she is able to return have been di
The price of a single subscription to T1
$2.00, and for six months, $1.00. In clubs of
for before the expiration of this contest, the
ductlon for the six months. NEW SUBSCR
before January 1, 1912, may have the paper 1
ARY, 1, 1913, for the price of One Year's sub;
IV E PREJV
warming closet, and 20-lnch oven. Is highly
handsome appearance. With It goes all the i
$35.00 and is to be seen at the store of the Cai
FIFTH PREMIUM:?New Crown Sewini
case, Ave drawers and automatic lift. Comp
by the Carroll Furniture Company, and warr
ten years, they agreeing to replace any part
rior workmanship or material in that period,
tall price is $50.00.
SIXTH PREMIUM:?Handsome Three PI
ish Quartered Oak Furniture. Dresser?mirr
mirror 14x20 inches. Washstand has serpeni
boards on bed. To be seen at the furniture
price is $30.00.
SEVENTH PREMIUM:?An Iron King
stove values on the market. Complete with
seen at the store of G. H. O'Leary, where the
EIGHTH PREMIUM:?Four-hole Cook ?
will use either wood or coal for fuel; complett
Carroll Furniture Company for $17.50.
NINTH PREMIUM:?Handsome set of H
O'Leary for $15.00.
Each Clubmaker will be held indlvlduall)
the amount due on all names returned by hin
stop a subscription before the close of the CI
do so by paying the amount due at the time c
scription hus been paid In full, it cannot be
however, may, if he sees proper, transfer th<
scription to another subscriber,. provided the
to be made was not a subscriber at the time tl
our books.
No name will be counted In competition
scrlptlon price has been paid, nor will any |
Clubmaker has either paid or made satlsfactc
on the Club.
In cases of contention by two or more <
name, preference will be given to the one whe
where both pay, we shall not attempt to decld
the name for one year for each such paymen
After a name has been entered on our bo
ted. This is positive and emphatic, and whei
such transfers, they must concede our right I
necessary to protect the fairness of this prov
turns names must pay for them. Clubmakers
names already regularly returned by others
If there Is evidence of an understanding betwe
for the protection of the publishers: but as a
competition.
Any and all Clubmakers will have the rig
They Can. It is not necessary that all the ns
office. The fact that a name was returned on
give that Clubmaker a right to return It this ;
All subscriptions must be forwarded to us
them, and we Will be responsible for the safe ti
It is sent by Draft, Registered Letter, Express <
In sending the names. Always give correc
|K?stolfioe address, and if possible say whether
the paper. Careful observance of this will t
trouble and confusion.
In case of a tie for either of the compc
will be allowed for the working off of the tie.
After the close of the contest on SATXTRDJ
the price of a year's subscription will be $2.(H
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Room
and
LEMIUMS
iccordance with the terms herein
delay.
, whether Old or New, returned
clubmaker, and the obligation of
is concerned, ends when all the
uly paid for.
EiE ENQUIRER, by the year Is
two or more, returned and paid
price is $1.75 for a Year; no reIBERS,
returned by clubmakers
from the date of entry to JANUBcription.
HUMS
nickled In finish and presents a
jsual cast ware complete. Price
rroll Furniture Company.
g Machine, with highly polished
lete with all attachments. Sold
anted in every way by them for
that breaks by reason of infefree
of charge. The regular relece
Suit of American Gloss Finor
24x30 inches and washstand
tine front. Roll head and footstore
of G. H. O'Leary and the
Cooking Stove?one of the best
thirty pieces of ware. May be
price is $25.00.
>tove, with 18-inch square oven;
? with all cast ware, and sold by
[arness complete. Sold by G. H.
r responsible for the payment of
1 or her. Where it is desired to
lub contest, the Clubmaker may
>f such stoppage. Where a subdiscontinued.
The Clubmaker
> unfulfilled portion of the subperson
to whom the transfer is
le original name was entered .on
i for a premium until the subpremium
be delivered until the
iry settlement for all the names
IMubmakers over the right to a
? pays for the name FIRST; but
e the matter except by crediting
L
oks, no transfer will be permit e
Clubmakers attempt to make
:o take such steps as may seem
ision. The Clubmaker who rei
who try to return and pay for
will be called down, especially
en the Clubmakers. This is not
guarantee of the fairness of the
ht to Get Subscribers Wherever
imes shall go to the same posta
certain club last year does not
year.
at the expense of those sending
"ansmission of money only when
>r Posiofflce Money Order.
>t names or initials, and present
uie suoscriDers are ?uw uikiuk
>e the means of avoiding much
stitive premiums TWO WEEKS
VY, MARCH 16. 1912, at 6 p. m.,
), unless New Clubs are formed.
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