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THE FATAL OR F O U N D O V T By A. L. Harrle Author of "Mine Own familiar Friend," etc Copyright, 181, by Oaf 11 Pub H $ hi g Company. Copyright, 1 $ 0 i , byBtrttt Smith. -CHAPTER IX Continued. It was rather strange, but the moment ha put this question the little doctor shifted his glance, and merely answered, "Humph!" while he seemed to be looking at nothing In particular. "You know what I mean?" was the Somewhat Impatient response. "Did ,my father meet his death through the shock of the collision or by the t" "Tour father was not killed in the railway accident at all," was ' the paralyzing reply, as the giver of it ,etlll avoided the eye of tfie questioner. "What!" shouted the latter, leaping to his feet "What do you mean? For Heaven's sake, explain yourself and do not talk in riddles!" "What I mean Is this," was the an swer given with great confidence and decision, as he once more allowed him self to meet the other , man's eye: 'Your father was not burnt to death, jas you feared, and he did not perish through the shock of the collision, which you hoped might be the case, as being the more merciful death of the 'two. Your father was shot!" Had the young man received a bul let wound himself, he could not have started more violently than he did on bearing these words. 1 "Shot!" he cried "shot!" Then, passing his hand across his forehead '"I'm not dreaming, am I?" I Dr. Cartwrlght shook his head. "No, my boy, you're not dreaming, xcept Inasmuch as life Itself Is a dream. Your father, I repeat, met his death by foul play that is putting aside the question of sui " "Suicide!" cried the young man, snatching at the word, as It were. "Suicide! My father! Oh, you must ibe mad!" J The doctor shook his head again. . "I discovered, on examining the 'body after you had left the church, that death had resulted from a bullet 'wound in the right temple, which had "I knew the 'traversed the head completely, and must have caused Instantaneous death." "I can't realize It," groaned the oth ir. "Who could have done It? unless be was robbed." ' ' Dr. Cartwrlght shook his head. '' "His watch Bnd chain and valuables iwere taken charge of, like those of 'the other passengers, and a consider able amount of money was found upon him. Whatever the object, it was not 'that The thing will be to discover If he had a traveling companion, and who that traveling companion " ' Ted Burrltt brought down his hand upon the table, with a force that made that article of furniture shiver. "I know the man!" he cried. "Or, If I do not know now, I will never rest until I have found out!" "Phew!" whistled -the doctor. "Then you know something about the affair? You have your suspicions?" ' "Suspicions!" cried the young man; "more than suspicions! I see it all If I only knew the man's name." "What man's name?" asked the doc tor. -What man?" was the Impatient re- ply. f. "Why, the murderer, to be sure. T wish vnu would lust begin at the beginning and tell me all you know about it." "I will tell you all I know, as well as what I only guess. Two days ago my father received a letter, which ap peared to have a peculiar effect upon him. It Is evident to me that he was expecting the letter, and that it was that which made him nervous and fidgety and unlike himself. At break fast the next morning, to our sur. p(lse, he announced his Intention of taking a short Journey; giving no oth er explanation than that he was go ing as far as Dover, partly on busi ness though we had reason to be lieve that the business was only an appointment with a friend." "And the friend's name? of course be told you?" "No," was the answer, "that was Just what he did not do." "Humph!" said the doctor, "that was rather Well, never mind. Go en!" "The bight after my father left home. I wan awakened suddenly In the middle of the night by his voice call ing me. And I answered him back. The next morning my sister May tame to me In trouble about a dream she'd had the same night ?he dreamt that something dreadful had hap pened, or was about to happen, to her father. Of course, I made game of -I I REQUEST "Of course you did," Interrupted Dr. Cartwrlght; "and quite right of you, too. Always make game of this sort of thing whenever you come across it I always do myself, on principle. If I didn't, I should have halt the parish sending for me whenever they had the nightmare. At the same time," he added, in a tone of concession, "I admit that it certainly was a coin cidence. Anything more I can't ac knowledge my reputation won't al low it." "Yesterday morning," resumed the young man, "we received a telegram. It Said Here it is you can see for yourself." Dr. Cartwrlght brought his spec tacles to bear upon the document "Humph! Ha!' "'Am returning to-day by the 4:30 train. Shall be home to dinner. Friend accompanies me.' " He read it through twice before re turning it. "And you say you have no idea what the name of this friend your father went to meet was?" "To my knowledge I have never heard it mentioned. I thought I knew all my father's friends, but this one must have been an entire stranger to me, and my father must have had some reason for " He stopped abruptly, respect for his dead parent held back the words upon his tongue. But Dr. Cartwrlght ap parently guessed the remainder of the sentence. "You mean, your father must have had some reason for concealing the. fact of his previous acquaintance with the man he went to meet at Dover?" The young man's face flushed. "I tell you, no! I won't believe It! I won't even listen to such a supposi tion for a moment! I tell you but there, you never knew him!" And he turned his head away. "To return to our subject," said the doctor. "You insist on connecting this same unknown personage with the man," he cried. mysterious circumstances of your fath er's death?" "Who else could It be?" exclaimed Ted. "You yourself have put the mo tive of robbery out of the question!" "Certainly," was the reply. "But having disposed of that motive only makes it the more necessary to pro vide another." "And there again you supply it your self," burst out the other. "You hint ed of the possibility of my father hav ing something discreditable In connec tion with his past life " "Not discreditable," interrupted the doctor, "only Indiscreet." "Now," proceeded the other, "re verse your implication. Apply what you have said of the one to the other, and there you have your solution of the mystery your motive, and what ever else you require." He paused, breathless with the ve hemence with which he bad pro nounced these last words. "Well," said the doctor, wagging his head sagely, "I don't deny it There you have a motive of a sort not a very strong one. But before you can proceed further with It, you have to establish the important fact as to that other occupant of the carriage. And, when you consider that the individual in question, even If he did travel by that same train and In that same car riage, was actually the recipient of an Invitation to your own house, there seems to be something so improbable, so coldblooded about the whole con cern that " "And is not that exactly what It Js? A coldblooded, dastardly outrage upon one who never Injured a soul, and who was one of the kindest and best of men. Oh, Lord! I can't stand the thought of it" "Now I've started him off again," murmured the doctor, remorsefully. "Why couldn't I have left well alone? Anyhow, I must be going now." So, drawing himself up and squar ing his shoulders In his most military style, he remarked, falling back Into his ejaculatory manner, "Must be off now. Found the wound In your fath er's head to-day. To-morrow look for the bullet that made It. Goodbye. Can't stop another moment" and he was gone. CHAPTER X. The Fourth Carriage From the En gine. The next morning, being Sunday, everyone from far and near repaired to the church, which contained within Its walls the materials for such a fune ral sermon as, In all Its ancient his tory, It had never before seen gath ered together there. The remains, now -all decently In closed in coffins, still lay within the precincts of the chancel, where they must remain until after the inquest on the following day. The church, which was of no great size, was filled to overflowing. For not only were there many mourners present, who had come post-haste from all parts of the kingdom, but strangers for miles round, attracted by the morbid curiosity which draws crowds as with a cart-rope, wherever there is a prevalence of the ghastly element, blocked the aisles, filled the porch, and even occupied the pulpit stairs. People who came to gape and gaze, and then, going home to the Sunday dinner, exchanged experiences over the shoulder of mutton and baked po tatoes, remarking, as they wiped their mouths, that It was a sad sight but one they wouldn't have missed for anything you could have offered them. At the same time they were compelled to own that there were not so many bodies as they had confidently ex pected, but then, nothing ever did come up to your expectations in this world. Ted Burrltt had a seat assigned him In one of the front pews. A glance at his face, on the part of the functionary who discharged the office of ushering the people Into their places, seemed to be sufficient to show to which portion of the congregation he belonged. Ted Burrltt knew that his father's body now lay there within the chan cel rails, in one of those hastily con structed coffins, which had been roughly put together to meet the sud den and unprecedented demand. It was evident that a certain num ber of seats had been reserved for those who, It was felt, had the great est claim to them, for he observed, after a short time, that the same pew Into which he had been ushered also contained two of his fellow passen gers on that ever memorable Journey a poor widow and another woman The former, it was Impossible to doubt, had found her worst fears realized, for she still cried silently and ceaselessly behind the shelter of her veil. The other woman, whom he now guessed to be about forty years of age, and who was good-look lng in a sort or nard-ieatured way, was also clothed In deep black gar ments, but there was a suppressed glitter In her eye, and that same rest less movement of the fingers, as she perpetually rustled the leaves of her prayer-book, which betrayed the ex istence of some strong but suppressed feeling, which seemed to be more like excitement than grief. But, then, we are all at liberty to show our grief In our own peculiar way. In the other pews round him he rec ognized other faces those of fellow- travelers or others whom he bad seen at the station or in the church in the early morning of the day before. Among these there were, of course, happy exceptions to the general rule. There were those who had found the living where they had looked for the dead, and who, after a few hours of torturing suspense, had discovered the one they sought, either in the village or in some of the neighboring ham lets, and were present on that morn Ins; with a chastened Joy and grati tude unspeakable. (To be continued.) School Children 8aved. In but few of the cities of the world are school children examined on en trance or subsequently to determine which are defective with reference to applying the remedy. Examinations of nearly nine hundred pupils in an American school of the better class during the last year showed that 34 per cent were near-sighted, 12.9 per cent had functional heart disorders, S.6 per cent had spinal curvature with some vertebral rotation, 41.2 percent more had a symmetry of spine, hips, or shoulders, 14.6 per cent had ade noids or chronically enlarged tonsils. In over 10 per cent of the cases letters were sent to parents, recommending that medical attention be given to some physical condition. Examina tions of 40,000 school children by school physicians In the duchy of Saxe-Meinlngen, Germany, showed that 23 per cent were near-sighted, 10 per cent or more had spinal curva ture, and 60 per cent had teeth which needed attention. Protecting School Children. The Minister of Public Inst-uctlon In France bas taken the lead of all the world In measures for the preven tlon of consumption in the schools. A new law requires that an examination of every pupil shall be made once in three months, and the bight, the weight the chest measure and the general physical condition of every one shall be entered on the pupil's report The schoolrooms receive the aame preventive attention. Carpets are prohibited, curtains must be of cloth that may be frequently washed; no dry sweeping Is allowed, and dust must be removed by wet cloths; all school furniture must be often scoured; books are regularly disin fected, and no book that has been used by a consumptive chfld may be used by another person. Colleagues at Outs. Years ago when Lord Anglesey was lieutenant of Ireland be said once of the Irish secretary of that day: "Mr. Stanley and I do very well together at companions, but we differ so totally about Ireland that I never mention th subject to him." Just how they trans acted offlaUl business remains a mys tery. a 4 Ml Moleskin for Coats. The very smart moleskin fur ap- Dears In coats for which many hun dreds of the skins of the little crea tures are necessary, each skin being little larger than the palm of your hand. The Joining of the skins shows in a little ridge, which is formed with beautiful nicety into a sort of zigzag design. These wraps have deep, fringed collars, wide sleeves, wnn handsome frills of rich laces and lin ings and facings of costly silk and em broideries, and cost anywhere irom $500 to $1,000 which seems a goodly Bum for a coat that may go out oi fashion. some day. It Is not the Amer ican mole which has attained to all this erandeur. but a little creature that frisks among the purple heather and gorse of Scotland. Veils of All Kinds. Veils have reached the point of ex- ftffeeratlnn. It 14 nothing unusual to hear a fashionable woman asking for seven-yard lengths, three and lour vards belne considered quite small. Then instead of the old time black and white colors of all shades are now considered the proper thing,' and in stead of pin dots, small moons as large as a quarter of a dollar are not at all out of the way. The very latest veil is the accordion-plaited affair, which hangs In a curtain over the face and Is more of a mask than a boautlflcr. The cloud veil is a' trifle thinner and the shades are from deep to pale. A Fashionable Blouse. Slmnle blouse waists made of hand- some material are much liked and are exceedingly serviceable worn with the fashionable tailored suits. This one la made of Dale green panne velvet simply stitched and held with fancy buttons, and Is worn with a stocK oi the same combined with silk. The waist Is a novel one and Is tucked at the center front to give a vest effect and again at the shoulders to yoko depth, while the tucks at the back are arranged to give tapering lines. The closing is mado invisibly beneath the edee of one of the wide tucks and the fitted lining can be used or omit ted as may bo preferred. The quan tity of mater required Is 4 yards 21, 3 yards 27 or 2 yards 44 inchos ajx 4488 Blow Waist 32 to 40 bust. , wide. A May Manton pattern. No. 4496, sizes 32 to 40, will be mailed to any address on receipt of ten cents. Three Pretty Effects. Deep girdles embroidered in the same tints as the gown are Doing much worn. Where a decided girdle effect la desired material entirely dif ferent to the dress is used, and the new brocades touched in with a gold thread lend themselves admirably to this use. One of the whims of the year is to veil silk girdles with gauze, the gauze being continued In long ends reach ing the bottom of the skirt Another novelty is the leather belts and girdles which comes in soft suede leathers and show a great variety of design, color and ornament Tissue Lamp Shade. There is something entirely new for the woman who has tact In her fingers snd delights in lamp and candle shades. They are made of tissue and crnDa caDer. and no one need scoff, for they are not the old time flower effects which are Dretty. to be sure. But not as generally useful as might be. These r.ewer shades are made on the lines of the silk and satin shades, have equally as good color effects, and do not entail the expense of those made of more elaborate materials. Bedrcom Slippers. The very newest and daintiest of bedroom slippers are made of zephyr on knlttlna- needles, and are of two colors, generally white and red on white and blue. Tho white pieces turn over and are marked with black dashes to Indicate ermine In a very attractive way, but one quite Impos sible for the writer to describe. Velvet Skirt Button. A nine-Inch band of velvet is applied Pi alnly to the bottom of the skirt, like a deep hem. It may be Headed by a cluster of narrow tucks on big narrow bands of velvet but nothing should break the velvet surface - ir.sr the leverlty of the hem effect This treat ment la tnor) often for day frocks j t but it is aDDlled to evening frocks. even to those of sheer material. ThA u-lrtn flat hand nf vnlvet match ing the dress fabric In color, set on at knee height and bordered by lace on passementerie, Is another velvet trim ming often seen upon the chiffon, moussellne crepe, silk or satin even ing frock. - Girls' Gymnasium Suit. In thin dav nf nhvalcal exercises and devotion to health the gymnasium suit Is as much a necessity as the costumi for walking on the street. This very er cellent one is absolutely simple atth same time that it fulfills all require ments and is suited to the varlou 4694 Girl'" Gytnnaalum Suit,'1 8 to lOyemi. materials that are used for the pur nnsa. The model, however, is maue a dark blue flannel with the collar an shlold of dark red banded with black The suit consists of the blouse an the bloomors. The blouse Is shaped by means of shoulder and under arm Beams, cathered and Joined to th bolt The bloomors are generouslj full and mada to droop below thi knoos. Tho upper edge Is finished with front and back bolts which can be buttoned to that of the blouse. The quantity of material required for the medium size (12 years) is i yards 27 Inches wide of 3 yards 4i Inchos wldo, with yard of elthel width for collar and shield. The pattern 4594 is cut in sizes foi girls of S, 10, 12, 14 and lfl years ol age. Muff Chains. Extremely novel and artistic are the muff chains some of the fortunaU travelers have brought home with them this year from Europe. Th prettiest are made of largo oblong b'ts of mosaic, Joined with gold chalm an inch long. Others are of beautiful mountain stones found In Switzerland, in purple, deep green, blue and amber. No chain Is used for these stones, and they are fastened close together with short links. The effoct is very rich when the stones of the chain matcb the gown or coat. Dainty Work Table. From France comes a dainty work table, such as was used perhaps 10C years ago. It is of rosewood, thi height and form of a small, low stand, with the top cut Into a round opening A deep, wide bag of flowered silk li shirred around this opening and falls a foot and more below the table. Into this the fancy work Is dropped. Pock ets in the bag and compartment! aronnd the opening afford places foi sewing Implements. A lid closes ovei the top. Pincushion Gardens. The newest things In needle and pincushions for the work basket ar those of silk in exact imitation ol vegetables and fruits. Cucumbers radishes, turnips, parsnips, potatoes, and even onions are to be seen, whlli apples, pears, bananas, oranges and grapes are so realistic that they falrl) make one's mouth water. Buttons. Buttons were never more attractlvi or of greater variety. Crocheted, era broldered, enameled and painted onei are among the favorites. Some of thi more exclusive ones shown are th solid silver Japanese enameled buttoni with dainty flower designs, which sell from f 12 to $18 a dozen. RMitor nf thfa nanar nn Moure anr lfai tttntnii natiarn lUuatraied above br Blllnaoui ail blank to coupon, and maillDf, with lOoeuta, tot. B. utrnaon s ix.,t i-i;moum i-iaoe,ioi ttfO. rauera will be maUaa promptly. Town., fitaw. Pattern No , Wall Mearar (If for ktrt) Btut Ucuura lit (or wiltl At Ofehud'sormlai') pa turn). " . .... . ..., ITnH ptBlDl . ill VUl WtHma LHHJH I K Mail tot E. HirUeaGo.,PljBMuU Place, C fclea KANSAS NOTES A farmer living near Robinson has' llBCovered a way to beat the Har vester trust. He puts hla machinery under cover during the winter. A convention of auctioneers was held in Newton this week and took in ill the sights, and after going going for several days, they have gone. Justice Burch's address In Salina Saturday night "The Present Past and Future," may be held to be null and void as the title la not sufficient ly explicit. Bv means of a search warrant a re plevin and other "due process of law" i Parsons woman was able to recover two pictures, a bread knife and a guitar from her huBband. Finlev Rogers of Newton tried to start a fire with gasoline a few days ago, which he mistook for kerosene.; "Fortunately," the paper adds, Tils in juries are not permanent in their char acter." Newton welcomes an Increase of 1U court business as an indication or nrrmnrltv. Two divorce petitions and several other cases were brought this week, and It Is added that "more are In sight." in rhnrrwala the Drobate Judge re fused to marry a couple who offered him a fee of only fifty cents; not be cause he Is greedy, but on the theory that a ornnm who offers a wedding foe of fifty cents manifestly cant af ford to get married. ThA Iola Record says that 'Urana- pa" Acres. 97 pears old, was able un til a short time ago to go down stairs -amim-iv tn im ahaved. Someone saw him this week with a rough growth of beard started, and by following up this clue it was discovered that he has been sick. A Jury in Kingman county found Si las Morrison guilty of a criminal as sault. His defense was that on the night before the crime was committed he drank two quarts and a pint of whisky, although he never drank liquor before In his life, and those who saw him the next morning said he wasn't wobbling. The Jury knew bet ter. "As between W. R. 'Hist' and Judge Alton of New York' for the nomination for president," says the Coolridgo Enterprise "we aro Inclined to favor the Hon. Richard Only of Bos ton." An Eldorado firm advertises "ono hundred dollars reward for anyone who will soil meat cheaper than we sell it." This looks like a chance for some speculator to make about $99.95 of easy money. A Hiawatha man has a horse mat Is 35 years old and Is driven to a bug gy every day. The Wichita corres nondHnts can bo depondod on to find one that la 38, and can Btlll go a mile In better than 3:00. What Is believed to be the largest ponslon drawn from the government by any Kansan Is that of Ell Avery, a resldont of Alton, who gets $300 a year. He served through the Mexican war, two years In the Civil war, and five years In the Custor's Indian cam paigns. . Sometimes, observes the Kelly Re porter, It does not pay to be facetious. It relates that a lawyer In a southern Kansas town received a note for col lection against a wealthy business man. The note was ounawea docuubo the business man had not always been In a position where the debt could be collected from him. The lawyer wrote him that as he was now able to pay, he ought to do so. The business man ranllnd that he refused to pay the note, but If the holder was In need be would contribute, and Inclosed a bread check. The lawyer credited the note with the value of the check, which re news the note under the laws of this state, and he will now proceed to col lect the note with Interest. It is pre sumed that the business man has learned something. Hntrhlnaon la exDected to oppose the Panama canal If, as the antl-canal faction claims, It Is going to look like Cow creek. A brass band composed of Chllocco Indiana from Sumner county will play all during the St. Louis exposition, and la likely to do the cause of the red man more barm than the New England philanthropists can remedy Id five years. Tooeka and Hutchinson have had a dispute for several years as to whlcn one was entitled to call Its fair the State fair." The American Associ ation of Fairs bas ruled In favor of Hutchinson and calls the other "the Topeka exposition." Salina takes considerable pride In the fact that one of Its citizens, W. P. Pierce, prepared the accepted de signs for the one, two and three-cent stamps of the forthcoming Louisiana Purchase exposition series. An Olathe paper announced las, week that "Henry C. Caldwell, tho foderal Judge for the Eighth circuit will retire June 30." It has ceased to be necessary to "make allowances" for the last legis lature. The developments since the adjournment show that tne members allowed themselves quite enough. Some men have been born rich, some have accumulated riches, and others have been elected to the coun cil In Kansas City, Kansas. - "A typographical error Is a hard thing to find la the proof," says the I Junction City Republic; "but In the printed and completed paper it looms up like a fat lady In a group of vegs faxiana."