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WILL GERMANS SINK TRANSYLVANIA, NOW ON WAY TO ENGLAND' Cleveland's (Spring Speed Carnival ! 2 Big A , I), " 2 Big Auto Races Bays Days j&r.&k. - The Transylvaniii. With 876 passengers on board, including twenty-three Red Cross nurses on their way to Belgium and overnl babies in arms, the Anchor liner Transylvania is now on her way to England. Will the Germans tor pedo the vessel? The Transylvania left New York a few hours after word had been received that the Lusi tania had been sent to the bottom. Yet only twelve passengers cancelled passage at the last moment. I A Ghost" and Others. I "Will Lhingston Comfort. Hero was an earnest, sober young man of twenty-fio, Tom Crossman, with eighty acres of fairly good land oon to become his own, a. tidy girl promised to him, a considerable In heritance coming from his father having, In short, every reasonable prospect for a successful life In the Quiet way of the tillers. And yet In one month his world tottered and , foil with a sickening crash about him. It began with the elder Crossman marrying again. The father was sev enty and Tom's mother had been dead for a decade, when the country Bide was astounded to hear of his union with Eliza Grigsby, a spinster of fifty, whose Inclinations both to ward shrewishness and avarice were unequivocal. Undoubtedly It was Eliza Grlgs by' closeness and cupidity which ln cltod the old man's Interest In the first place. She appeared valuable to him for the same reason that a burner which saves a pint of kero sene In a month becomes an estima ble source of profit In twenty years. A man who Is bound to the service of the soil for twelve hours a day, alx days a week, for fifty years, knowing not, caring nothing for na ture save her yield, and who begins his career with fixed calculations of thrift, ends either with a complete tarnish of soul or an out-and-out uoney madness. The elder Cross nan had bent and withered his body through toll, and diminished his nat ural limitations of mind through a half century's concentration upon the one Instinct to hoard, until he be came, all unobserved, a menace to the community. For two years before his marriage he had been unable to work. Sitting upon the poich in bummer and be fore the fire In winter, his brain had revolved steadily In the old and evor coucentratlng circle. It icadlly can be seen that his mind, or the brutal ized remnant of It, was most arable to a temptation whose fruition meant an Important addition to his fiftv years' savings. Eliza came, lis tened, speculated, encouraged and the thing was douu. A late afternoon In sprlne. Lafe Hodge drew up his team before the Crossman door and entered good nat uredly. "Hello, John,' he said. "I Just called around to tell you that the note for $2,500 which I indorsed for you Is due day after to-morrow." The old man's face was graylsh whlte, the wrinkles were stretched tightly about his shrunken mouth, and his rheumy eyes darted from the carpet to the hearth. "I can't pay, Lafe," he muttered. "I've lost it all, and mine," the old man added. Hodge paled. He thought the far mer crazy and called out to the worn nn. "What's Crossman talking about, 'Llze? He says he can't meet the note I Indorsed for him three month's ago." "I don't know anything about the old man's buslnehs," she said an grily, and le-entered the kitchen. Hodge drove back to town, deeply hit, enraged and mystified. At the bank the dominating fear which had giown upon him for the past half hour was realized. Old man Cross man no longer had an account there. The bank held thieo other Crossman notes besides the one Hodge had in dorsed, all due In two days. The ag gregate sum was 510,000. The county records showed no transac tion of any kind Involving an Invest ment in the name of Ciossman. The day's investigation proved that the old man had deliberately raised ?1 0,000, added it to his life's sav ings, and turned the whole over into his wife's name v.ith the attempt to defraud. Such had been the fruits of the plottings of a disordered mind. It was varlouslj estimated, includ ing the stolen $10,000, that the old man had given the woman from $30,000 to $45,000. In the eyes of the law the money could not be at tached. The creditors went in a body to the Crossman farmhouse. A couple of sentences from Eliza em bodied the substance of the satisfac tion they received: "You kin talk till you're black In the face, but I hain't got nuthin' f do with the old man's dealln's. Yo bhould know bettr'n to lend money to ono in his dotldge!" The affair dazed young Tom Cross man. A good mother had redeemed him from the tainted Crossman breed, and ho took the dishonor home. HU father's marriage had robbed him of his heritage, and the culminating dishonesty had robbed him of his Hweethcart for In his eyes the bonds of romance were bro ken, since he was tho son of a thief. The young man sat alone on the porch of the farmhouse the third night after the horrid revelation. His father and the woman were quarrel ing within the darkness. His pony was at the door; yet ho could not make up his mind to go to Mary. To tell her that their whole little dream was done bore upon him more desperately. He felt the need of her now more than ever In his great loneliness and misery. To those within he had spoken no word since the fall of the house itself. He had been to town several times, and Im agined that the faces of men were turned against him. Mary was the last and dearest of his attractions in the land grown desolate. A carriage bore down the road In the dark and stopped at the Crossman gate. "'lom oh, Tom!" was called softly. She had come to him. He gained tho seat beside her, and as the drove away the old man's voice was raised to frenzied pitch within the house. It may have been that the re action had clutched him and that he perceived the Iron rod with which he had to deal In this woman. "Why that nonsense, Tom?" Mary was saying. "You have done noth ing. You need me all the more. We are still young and can wait. The fact is, I am not going to let you give me up that's all there is about It!" His throat tightened so that he could not speak, but he kissed her. "Those men must be paid before we can be happy, Mary," he said fin ally. "I believe still that father could havo done no such a thing If his mind had been right. The debts come home to me." "Some way will turn up, Tom," she said cheerfully, and though he could not see how he was to earn $10,000 In short of a lifetime, the courage of the girl nerved and cheered him. He found that a terrible scene had tnken place In the house during his absence. His father was lying un diessed upon the bed, moaning and muttering incoherently. His mind had absolutely forsaken Its old course and was peopled with shad ows. Eliza moved nbout grim and si lent In the dark. "He told mo he'd killed me if I didn't give him bnck the money," the woman said sullenly. "That old fool with money! I told him he had given It to me and that I meant to keep It. LUSITANIA BELIEVED CAUGHT IN POCKET OF SUBMARINES 1 IPPSk 7 a i HM 8l!VftAL TIMES. S$!S, ,"3,n,l B$tf J. ,TB1ICK. WHEN ABOUT f 5 .I1' AVOIDED OMARINtS0&m&v3J? HWwIwAvs. J T T-II t J . Z" fv OTt:ewNl-AUe-zOT?S CLMiles tfEST i . s?" COUFL5B AT fUlAEfiD NM15i?Ffi KINSAO.E HEAD l (w knots pv wvfelpxS. fvl sr' (' Wy,: HAO.F THST of THE IUSITA.NIA I Tncn no hollered and toro himself until ho got plum crazy!" A week later tho elder Crossman died, and from tho vnguo scntencos which his lips mumbled at tho lust, It wns plain ho had repented on tho night of his struggle with tho woman and found that In making her custo dian of his property ho had given tho same irrevocably away. It wns this realization which had crushed tho mind and slain the body of tho old farmer. Eliza Grigsby, shaken and aged somewhat, but still ropcllant to all and apparently sufficiently .unto her self, moved about the old house and garden engaged In commonplace tasks. In four months she had gained what Crossman had given his life and soul to win. The creditors of tho lato farmer had given up hope. They belioved In Tom's intentions, but doubted his capacity. They promised that Eliza Grigsby would die alone when her time came even as sho had lived. But tho Inner life of the woman was beseiged. Threats and the hato of man were impotent to move her, but there had come an Intangible horrible, Investment which length ened her nights Into long drawn ter rors. There was no one in the house but Tom; and jet she had heard her namo called in a woman's voice. Again and again tho summons came again and again Tom piotested that ho heard nothing. Once, lying awake, sho felt drops of icy water upon her face, and as sho leaped fiom bod, the door leading Into the kitchen swung shut .and locked it self. Tom was In the fiont part of the house, and said tho wind had wrought the miracle of the kitchen door. No matter how securely the outer doors wero baned, on certain morn ings they were found open. One fore noon as she stood in the doorway sho heard tho passing children say that her house was haunted. The words clutched her with terrible meaning. There was no ono to whom she could appeal. She felt a volume of hate from every passerby. For years she had laughed at these glances, stiong in her bulwark of worldly possessions. But money could not help her now. The stimulating pois on of it had left her veins, but she was a moral leper In the eyes of the world still, . . . She lay trembling In the dark oue still, hot summer night, censeious of a presence in the kitchen. Plainly she heard tho breathing of Tom In the front room, so the sounds came not from him. The kitchen door swung open softly and there was a horrible sound, a moaning sigh from the dark. Then all power bereft the limbs of the woman and distended eyes fastened ution u white filmy figure In tho aperture. "1 am tho wife of John Crossman, whom ou murdered! Why will jou not let me lest?" Tho words were long drawn, faintly utteied. From a woman, dead or alive, they surely were. The unearthly question was repeated; "Why will jou not let me rest?" Eliza's hands fluttered before her and there Vas a rattle from her throat. Inexorably the question camo forth again: "What can I do?" tho tor tured woman mumbled at last. "Pay John's Ciossman's debts!" "Yes, yes!" "To-morrow ! " "Yes, .es!" "If j on do not I will come with John Crossman to-morrow night!" "I will. Oh, go away!" Eliza im plored. The figure vanished. The next day was one of great surprises In the little country town. First, Eliza Crossman drove down to the bank and took up the notes of her late husband. She seemed very , feeble and on the verge of a nervous ontbieak. Second, tho news came out that Tom Crossman and his Marv had been married three months before, a week after the old man had died, in fact. Third, it became whis pered about that in some mysterious way Mary was responsible for the ' softening of Eliza Crossman's heart. SHADOW SKETCHES. NO. RANDALL I Saturday, MILE TRACK, Sunday. 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