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THE OARRIZOZO HEWS.
8 The Xight in theClearinsr A TALE of the NORTH COUNTRY in the TIME of SILAS WRIGHT By IRVING BAGHELLER Ooprrif hi ti Irln BMktlltr 8 UNCLE PEABODY SPURNS BRIBE OFFERED BY QRIMSHAW TO SEAL BART'S LIPS. Synopsis Ilnrton Ilaynes, an orphan, goo to lire with bli uncle, Peabody Hayncs, and hli Aunt Dcel on a farm on IUttlorond, In a neighborhood called LlcSU'.ysplIt, about the year 1820. Ho meet Bally Dtmkelbcrg, about hla own age, but socially of n clnta above the Haynescs, and la fascinated by her pretty faoo and fine clothe. Darton nlao mocta Roving Koto, known In the neighborhood ni the "Silent Woman." Amos Orlmshaw, n young ton of the rlcheit man In fho town (hip, la n visitor nt tho Daynca homo and Roving Knto tella the boya' fortune, predicting n bright future for Norton and death on the gallowa for Amos. Darton mecta Kilns Wright, Jr, n man prominent In public affairs, who evince much Intercut In the boy. Darton Icarna of tho power of money when Mr. Orlmshaw threaten to take the Ilaynes farm unless u note which ho hold la paid. Now In bis alztccnth year, Bar ton, on hi way to the post office at Canton, nftjots a stranger and thoy rldo together. They encounter a highwayman, who shoots and kills tho atrnnger. Ilarton'a borso throwa htm and runs away. As tho murderer -bends over tho stranger Darton throwa a stone, which ho observe wounds tho thief, who makes off nt once. A few weeks later Hart leaves home to enter Michael Uacket'a school at Canton. Amos Grlmshnw I arrested, churgi'd with tho murder which Dart witnessed. CHAPTER IX Continued. 10 To my utter surprlso ho rosuraod bis talk with mo ns tho young man went a way. "Yon eco all ways oro north when you put this lodestono near tho needle," bo went on. "If It Is to toll you tho truth you must keep tho lodc stono nwny from tho needle. Ua that way, too, with tho compass of your soul, pnrtner. Thero tho lodestono Is sclflxhoess, and with Its help you can mnko nny direction look right to you nnd soon you'ro lost." Ho hound tho hut bundle nnd then we walked together toward tho house, tho scnutor carrying his sickle. "I shall Introduce you to tho presi dent," ho sulci ns wo ncorcd our des tination. "Then perhaps you had bet ter Icavo us." I could not rcmcmher that I had ever been "Introduced" to anybody. I knew tlint peoplu put their wits on ex hibition und often Hung down n "snag" by way of demonstrating their fitness for tho houor, when they wcro Intro duced In books. I remember asking rather timidly: "What shall I say when when you Introduce mol" "Oh, say anything you want to say," ho answered with a look of amuse ment. "I'm kind o scared," I said. "You needn't be ho was onco a poor boy Just lllco you." Must llko mol" 1 repeated thought fully, for while I had heard a good ileal of thnt kind of thing In our home, It had not, somehow, got under my jacket, ns they used to say. "Just like you cowhldo and all the son of n sranll freeholder In Kin ilrrhoolc on tho Hudson," ho went on. "Hut ho was well fed In brain nnd body and kept his heart clean. So of course- ho grew nnd Is still growing. That's n curious thing about men nnd women, Hurt. If they nro In good ground nnd properly cored for they never stop growing never I and tlml's ii pretty full word Isn't It? Wo had como In sight of tho house. I lagged behind n tlttlo when I snw tho great man sitting ou the small plnu wllh Mrs. Wright. I sco vlv- mm I n Honor to Meet You, Sir, and Thank You For the Rlflht to Vote When I am Old Enough." Mly, as I write, tho full figure, tho ruddy, kindly face, tho largo nose, th gray eyos, the thick halo of silvered intr extending from his collar to tho bald top of hla head. He roso and mid In a deep volco: "Ho sow 111 luck who binders tbo reaper." Mr. Wright hung his sickle on a small trco In tho Uoorynrd nnd an swered: 'The plowman has overtaken tho reaper, Mr, President I bid you wel u to my humble home." "It Is a plcnsuro to bo hero nnd a regret to call you back to Washing ton," said tho president ns they shook hnnds, , "I suppose that means an extra ses sion," tho senator answered. "First let mo rcaasuro you. I shall get away as soon as possible, for I know that n president Is n heavy bur den for ono to havo on his hands." "Don't worry. 1 can get along with almost any kind of a human being, es pecially If ho llko pudding nnd milk ns well as you do," said tho senator, who then Introduced mo In these words: "Mr. President, this Is my young friend, llarton Ilaynes, of tho neigh borhood of Llckltyspllt In tho town of Ilnllybccn n coming roan of this county," "Como on," was tho ptayfnl remark of tho president as ho took my bond. "I shall bo looking for you." I had carefully chosen my words and I remember saying, with soma dig nify, llko ono lu n story book, although with n trembling volco: "It Is nn honor to meet you, sir, and thank you for tho right to vote when I am old enough." Vividly, too, I remember his gentle smllo as ho looked down at me and said In a most kindly tono: "I think It a groat honor to hear you say that." Ho put his hands upon my shoulders and turning to tbo senator said: "Wright, I often wish that I bad your modesty." "I ncod It much more than yon do," tho senator laughed, Htrnlghtwny I left them with on awkward bow and blushing to tbo roots of my hair. As I nenred tbo homo of Mr. Hnckct I heard hurrying footsteps behind mo and tbo volco of Sally calling mynamo. I stopped and faced about How charming sbo lookod as sho walked toward mol I had norcr seen her qulto bo fixed up. "Dart," sho said. "I supposo you'ro not going to speak to ran," "If you'll speak to me," I answered. "I lovo to speak to you," sho said. "I've been looking all around for you. Mother wnnts you to como over to dinner with us at Just twelve o'clock. You'ro going nwny with father as soon as wo get through." I wanted to go but got tho notloti nil at onco that tho Dunkclbergs were In need of Information about mo and thnt tho tlmo had come to Impart It. So then nnd there that nnclont Olympus of our family received notice as It wcro. "1 can't," I said. "I've got to study toy lessons beforo I go away with your futher." It was n blow to her. I saw tho si.ndow that fell tijion her fate. Bhe v m c and turned and run nwny fimii me without another word and I r.'lt it jiaug of regret ns I went to tho i'.lv and deserted homo of tbo h.Kilmaster. t twelve-thirty Mr. Dunketierg .nine for me, with n high-stepplug horse lu n new harness nnd a slilny. xtUI-runutng buggy, lie woro gloves and n beaver hat nnd sat very erect and bad little to say. "I hear you mot tho president," he remarked. "Yes, sir. I was Introduced to htm this morning," I nnswered n bit too proudly, and wondering bow 1m had hennl of my good fortune, but deeply gratified at his knowlcdgo of It. "What did ho havo to snyl" I described tbo lntervlow nnd tho looks of tho great man. Not much moro was snld as wo sped nwny toward tho deep woods and the high bills. I was eager to get homo but won dered why ho should bo going with mo to talk with Mr. drlmsliaw and my uncle. Of course I suspected that It had to do with Amos, but bow I know not Ho hummed In the rough going and thoughtfully flicked the bushes with hi whip, I nover kuew a mare persistent hummer. Aunt Dcel shook hands with Mr, Dunkolberg and then came to me and aald: "Wal, Hart Ilaynes I I never was eo lad to see anybody In all tbe day o' my life aye I Wo been lookln' up the road for an hour oyest Ton come right Into the house this min ute both o' you." The tsblo wo spread with tho things I enjoyed most big, brown bis cuits and a great comb of honey sur rounded with Its nectar and n pitcher of milk and plate of cheese and some Jerked meat and an apple pis. "Bet right down an' eat I Just want to seo yo cat aye I do I" Mr. Orimshaw came soon after wo had finished our luncheon. He hitched his horso at the post and came In. "Good day," he said, once and for all, as he came In at the open door, "Daynes, I want to havo a talk with you and tho boy. Tell mo what you know about that murder." "Wal, I had some business over to Plattsburg," my undo began. "While I was thero I thought I'd go and see Amos. So I drove out to Ilcckman'a farm. They told mo that Amos had left thero after workln' four days. They gavo him fourteen shllllns nn' ho wns goln' to tako the stngo In tho mornln'. He loft somo tlmo In the night on' took Deckmon'a rlflo with him, so thoy said. Thero was a pleco o' wood broko out o' thn stock o' tho rifle. That was tho kind o' gun that wa used In tho murder." It surprised mo that my undo know oil this. Ho had said nothing to mo of hla Journey or Its result "How do you knowT snapped Mr. Ortmsbnw, "This boy sco It plain. It was n gun with a piece o' wood broko out o' tho stock." "Is thnt sol" was tho. bruso.no de mand of tho money lendor as ho turned to mo. "Yes, sir," I nnswered. "Tho boy lies," ho snapped, nnd turning to my undo added: "Ycr mnd 'causo I'm tryln' to mako yo pay ycr honest debts nln't yo nowl" Undo Ponbody, keeping his temper, shook his head and calmly said: "No, I ain't anything ogln' you or Amos, but It's got to bo so that n man con travel tho roads o' this town without gettln' his head blowcd off." Mr. Dunkolberg turned to me and asked: "Aro you euro thnt tho atock of the gun yon saw was broken!" "Yes, sir and I'm almost suro It vrns Amos that ran away with It" "Whyl" "I picked up a stono and throw It at him and It grazed the left sldo of his face, and tho other night I saw tho scar It made." My aunt and undo and Mr. Dunkol berg moved with astonishment ns I spoke of tbe scar. Mr, Orlmshaw, with keen eye fixed upon me, gavo a tlttlo grunt of Incredulity, "Html Liar I" ho muttered, "I nm not a liar," I declared with In dignation, whereupon my nnnt angrily stirred tho flro In tho stovo nnd Uncle I'onbody put his hand on my nrm nnd said : "Hush, Hart I Keep your temper, son." "If you tell theso Uilnfcs you may bo the means of sending nn Innocent boy to his death," Mr. Dunkclbcrg said to me. "I wouldn't bo too suro nbout 'cm If I were you. It's so cosy to bo mistaken. You couldn't bo suro In tho dusk that the stouo renlly hit him, could yout" I nnswered: "Yes, sir I saw tho stono hit nnd I saw him pnt his hand on tbo plnco while ho woa running. I guess It hurt him some," "Look n' hero, Uayncs," Mr. Orlm shnw began In that familiar scolding tony of his, "I know what you want an' wo might Jest as well git right down to business first ns last You keep this boy still an' I'll gtvo yo flvo curs' Interest" Aunt Deel gnvo a gasp nnd quickly covered her mouth with her band. Undo Peabody changed color as ha roso from his chair with n strango look nn his face. Ho swung his big right band In tho air ns ho said: "lly tbo eternal Jutupln' Ho stopped, pulled down tbo left sleevo of bis ilnuuol shirt nnd walked to tho wnter pull nnd drank out of tbe dipper. "Say, Mr. Orlmshaw, I'm nwful sorry for ye," said my undo ns ho returned to his chair, "but I've always learnt this boy to tell tho truth on' tho bull truth. I know Uio danger I'm In. Wo'ro gettln' old. It'll bo hard to sturt over ng'ln an you can ruin us If yo want to an' I'm as scared o' yo as a tnouio In a cat's paw, but this boy has got to tell tho truth right out plain. I couldn't murrJo him If I tried he's too much of a man. It you'ro ecared o' tbo truth you mus' know that Amos Is guilty," Mr. Orlmshaw shook his head with anger und beat tho floor with tbo end of his cane. "Nobody knowa anything o' tho kind, Hnynos," enld Mr. Dunkclbcrg. "Of courso Amos never thought o' kllllnc nnybody, He's a harmless kind of a boy, I know him welt and so do you. Under tho circumstances Mr. Orlm shaw Is afraid that Hart's story will mavo it uimcuit ror Amos to provo his Innocence." Uncle Peabody shook hla head wltb a look of firmness, Again Orlmshaw laughed between his teeth as he looked at my uncle. In hi view every man had hi price. "I ice that I'm tho mouso an' you'ro tho cat" he resumed, as that curious lough ratUed In hi throat "Look a' bore, Daynei, I'll tell ye what I'll do. I'll cancel tht hull mortgage," Again Undo Peabody roso from his chair with a look In his face which I have never forgotten. How bis volco rang out t "No, sir I" he shoutod ao loudly that we all Jumped to our feet and Aunt Doel covered her face with her apron and began to cry. It was llko tho ox plosion of a blast Then the frag ments began falling with a loud crash: "NO, SHU YK CANT HUT TUB NAIL ON MY LITTLE tTNOEIt On HIS WITH ALL XER MONEY D N YOU I" It was llko tbo shout of Israel from the top of tho mountains. Sbcp bounced Into the houso with hair on if i 1 M "No, Sirl Ye Can't Buy the Nail on My Little Finger or His With All Yer Money Damn Youl" end and the chickens cackled and tht old rooster clapped his wings and crowed with all tho power of his longs, Every member of that ltttlo group stood stock still and breathless. I trembled with a fear I could not havo defined. Mr. Orlmshaw shuffled out of the door, bis cono rapping tht floor ns If his arm had been stricken with palsy In a moment Mr, Dunkelbcrg turned to my aunt bis faco scarlet, and muttered an apol ogy for the dlsturbnnco nnd followed tbe money lender. "Como on, Dart," Undo Peabody colled cheerfully, ns ho walked toward Iho barnyard. "Let's go nn' git In them but'nuts." Ho paid no attention to our visi torsneither did my aunt, who fob lowed us. Tbo two men talked to gether n moment, unhitched tlidr horses, got Into their buggies and drovo nwny. "Wal, I'm surprised ut Mr. noracc Dunkolberg tryln' to como It over ut llko thnt ayes I I be," snld Aunt Deel. "Wnl, I ain't," snld Undo Pcnbody. "01' Orlmsbaw bus got him under hi thumb thnt'H what's tho matter. You'll find he's up to his oars In debt to Orlmslinw prob'ly." As wo followed him toward tht bouse, ho pushing tho wheelbarrow loaded with Backs of nuts, ho added: "At Inst O'lmshnw tins found eomo thin' that ho can't buy nn' ho's nwful surprised. Too bad ho didn't learn that lesson long ago." Ho stopped his whcolbarrow by tht steps and wo sat down together or tho edgo of tho stoop as ho added: "I got mad they kep' plckln' on mt so I'm sorry, but I couldn't help It Wn'll start up ug'ln somcwheros If wt hove to. There's a good many days' work In mo yet" As wo carried tho bags to tho attic room I thought of tbo lodestono and tho compass and know that Mr. Wrlgbl had foreseen what was likely to hap pen. When wo camo down Undo Pea body said to me: "I feel sorry, nwful sorry, for thai boy." Wo spent n silent afternoon gather ing apples. After supper wo played otd slcdgo nnd my undo had hard work to keep us In good countenance We went to bed early end I lay long, hearing tbo autumn wind lu tho popple leaves and thinking of that gTcat thing which had grown strong within us, little by little. In the candlo light Dirt encounters a new peril as a result of his knowledge re girding the crime of which Amos Qrlmthiw Is accused. How Dart escsped from the dinger thit mtnaced him la told In the next Installment (TO B8 CONT1MUKDJ NEW HATS FOR AUTUMN WEAR Information That May Load to Prospcotlvo Buyer Making a Wiso Decision. TAM KEEPS ITS POPULARITY Feather Trimming Is Employed on Model That Almost Every Woman Can Weir With Qood Effect Some Effective Turbine, What can stimulate Interest In fashion at this season of tbo year llko a little gllmpso nt new hnls? For tints aro always Interesting and huts are tbo first now thing a woman buys at tbo beginning of a now season. In fact, wo buy new huts regardless of seasons and wear them, too, without consideration for their fitness for a particular season; straw bats In Jan uary, velvet In July. And thero nro velvet hnls nnd others, advanced models to exclto your curios ity, stimulate your Interest and help you to decldo your first new autumn style. And my I what n good effect n now hut has upon tho nverngo woman, both from Iho material aspect of a pleas ing nppenrnnco nnd tbo less tangible but nevertheless definite nspect of men tal stimulus, of renewed Interest In Ufa In general, comments Kdlth M. Hur tls In the Philadelphia Ledger. Sometimes, ns Is usually the case with children, u woman trends life's pnth more gnyly when sho puts on new shoos, but more generally It Is n new hut Hint helps over a period of mental depression, of world wenrlness, nf dis interest, for huts don't hurt nnd now shoes do. morn's the pity. Let mo depart from the subject In hand, new hnls, Just long enounh to nnd satisfactory one, especially If on takes mlvnutngo of thn modern process of shower proofing that Insures tho benuty of tbo feather ngnlnst all mois ture whether n fog or rnln. If you nro not familiar with this very commendable Innovation In nppar el liisurnnco ask your milliner about It in the shop where you buy fciithcr for the hat you trim yourself. And hero let mo digress onco mors for n moment to register the sugges tion Hint a technical knowleilgo nf mil linery Is well worth thn tlmo nnd the small price It will cost n girl or woman to acquire tht knowledge. Very smart and modish Is n trim, close-fitting shnpn of velvet effective ly trimmed with uncurled ostrich, nnd this hat Is still another evidence nt testing tn the fashion vnlun nf ostrich ns nn nutunin trimming of smart hats. Model for Autumn. Another new nutunin hat, llko most nf the new models, Is of velvet, turned tip sharply In the front and trimmed only with n rich duster nf silk (lowers nr.d foliage. It Is nn excellent model for first chnlco In tbo development of your autumn wardrobe, for It can bo worn now right now nnd that's what most of us want to do with new things put them on and enjoy them Immedi ately. A costume Hint has been much ad mired Ii n simple, dignified dinner gown nf channelise, with underskirt of contrasting color, simply trimmed with rlhlion In two widths nnd colors, mod eled after tho beautiful lines of tin) ently Greek costume. This Is tho sort of gown thnt Is not dependent upon nny whim of fashion for Its accept mice. It Is thn kind of gown Hint can bo worn until It Is worn nut, nnd this Is n feature Hint nppenla tn many wom en not entirely from tho standpoint of economy, but because tunny of us must be well acquainted with our clothes This New Bonnet Is is day and Charming as the Month of Flowers, Wl Tender Pink ind White Duds. The Hat Is a Creation of Pink Georgette ar Dancing Dlue Ostrich Feathers That Curl and Cling to the Unusual Ship lisle why do so many girls foolishly buy Shoes Just n little too Unlit? Many Ills From Tight Shoes. This prnetlru does not Imprnvo tho nppenriinoo nf tbo feet; rnlber Is the WTeet deteriorating nnd the discomfort one suffers nftni distorts tbe fnee, nl wiijh mars tbe pulse mid the wall! und prevents Hut absolute attention to tbo conversation of a companion, tbo giv ing of the entire Interest to tbo pleas ure nt hand thnt makes folks say: "There Is nn attractive nnd llltnblo gill," the opinion of friends mid ac quaintances thnt ostabllnh.iH a girl ns n fnvorltc. There Is novor u senson when some form nf the graceful nnd generally be coming tain Is not In vogue nnd this will lie the rase this season nn lu nil others. There Is ono style especially attractive, u between-scasons turn on new Hues nnd Interestingly developed, nf tnffetn nnd soutache briild III two colors, to nny nothing nf nn effective feature trimming Hint lends tbo Inst note nf smart fashion tit this time established model, One excellent quality of tho (mil sIiiihs Is that almost every woman con wear one, nil young girls run nnd most women of morn mature years, provided they select tbo right model. Strikingly unusual Is u tint nf vel vert with trimming of glycerin ostrlrh In a sort nf shower effect over tho up turned brim. This mny seem an ex tremo model, tint so much In shape us hi this arrangement nf n popular trim ming. And whlln not overy woman run wear this lint or wunt to, never theless It portray a certnln new nnd Interesting feature, of nutumn millinery thnt you should bo glnd to nolo. Ostrich Tip Trimming. Quito tbo reverso from tho extrcmo fashion standpoint, yet nevertheless smart, despite Its comervntlvo tone, Is the becoming turban of rich brocade, velvet mid tiny ostrich tips, artistically combined. This but Illustrates still another use nf ostrich, tbe regulation mall curled Hps, Not ao new a treat o.eut of ostrich but always a pleasing heforu wo nro qulto comfortable w them. Llko old acquaintances, must feel Hint our clothes wear w mill not from the standpoint nf net vi-nrlng service, but from that nf sooting us In the best possible ll( o.' helping us appear ut our best BLOUSES WIDE VARI! With Fabrics Figure Promln Among Materials Employed Pe ant Decorations Highly Favorc The shops nro really alluring In display nf overbloiises In fabrics stylos sulliibte for summer wnttr Is perhaps mi Inlerostlng Ihlng t wash rnbrlin havo lwn liliulo to sor ao admirably for these blntlMS f there wns h time when It soemul Un only chiffon nnd gtsirgutto unit Q) erepo would do for them, Hut now linen, organdie, bntlttn, n tlno lots nf ratine, too, which Is ai other of thine Interesting uvlllctir of a return to favor nf a fabric or b Hint bus seemingly gone by all He mid other summer fabrics, hoe homespun, crasbllke-liinklng things, used for tho nverbloino. Ono thing Hint marks tunny of blousiiH Is llttlo tassels nnd bnng buttons nnd fringe. Thero nro all so of theso pendant decorations, fr sleevo ends and hems nnd Just hn' log down from any other purt of hlouiio Itself. Frocks for Morning, Lovely little frocks for morning n nt n summer hotel, or afternoon w at homo nro of tinted dotted Hi with cuffs, collars and hemmed susl whlto lawn or Hwlss embroidery, nf theso dainty frocks In lavender a tucked skirt, elbow sleeves und pllco bodice. The whlto emlirohl collar Is In shawl shape, crossing v tho surpllco fronts, and tbo deep c nro tied with coquettish bows of 1 coder ribbon.