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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
"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-
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
"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
"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
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
"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.
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
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
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
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
a 4
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
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
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
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 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.
Pattern No ,
Wall Mearar (If for ktrt)
Btut Ucuura lit (or wiltl
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K Mail tot E. HirUeaGo.,PljBMuU
Place, C fclea
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
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
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.
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

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