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1i 1 1. II Q .~ ('ji (1. It7 cc:) P] 3 A curif(: the myseri county ji:] lwingl j V entrnce th double ba:n'': The wom1n I':: Sfound In ,ivant, a l'' pdyents ntr oe. The j: aplains to hi' is seizure.. whereahoutv proves to be before thel i : der years pged to th" : ýerengelI. br! (' iev~ro Si 'iO · semory and :.1 CHAPTER V-Continued. FOUL CR31J~ !f fl A~$ FE II ALGERNON ETHEPR D E, PROMI. NENT CIT!ZE', WAYLAiD AND MURDERED AT LONG B:tIDGE. OIREC 1 CL UEi ,, U i1 ER E fl itlck With Which Crr ne Ws Commit. ted Easily Traced to It Owner Landlord of C.a,-morc T;vern in the Tcils-H., Denies His Guilt. "last evening Shelby's clean record was blackened by outra;gf'mis crimhae Some time after nightfall a carter was driving home by Factory road, ihen, just as he was nearing Long bridge, he came upon the body of a an lying without Imovement and seemingly without life. "Knowing that in all probability an tour might elapse before assistance said arrive in the shape of another psuer-by, he dlecided to carry his Ioty straight to Claymore tavern. It was fortunate his horses were headed At way instead of the other, or he light have missed seeing the skulk .1 figure which slipped down into the uaine with a short cough, hurriedly tacked back. Hie could not see the i1e or identify the figure, but he hOw the cough. He had heard it a "ludred times; and, saying to himself, 'jet's John Scoville,' he whipped his a up the hill and took the road to 7ymore. And he was right. A dozen fel *t8 started up at his call, but Sco ;a was not among them. lie had Mel out for two hours; which, the tIeer having heard, he looked down, lt rild nothing except 'Come along, =i'! I'll drive you to the turn of 1W bridge.' 'ft just as they were starting Sco k appeared. He w.as hatless and i-Aleveled and reeled heavily with Pr, He also tried to smile, which e the carter lean quickly down Swith very little ceremony drag Up into the cart. So with Sco . Alongst them they rode quickly , to the bridge, the landlord lhuthe men all grimly silent. 0. g flash of the lantern told the tale. The man was not only but murdered. His forehead had battered in with a knotted stick; Dockets hung out empty; and the general disorder of his dress tPr evident that his watch had rtenl' awhy by a ruthless hand. jhe face they failed to recognize e people, running down from town, where the alarm had time spread, sent up the shout Mr. Etheridge! Judge Ostran ?eat friend. Let some one run the judge.' the fact was settled long be tudge came upon the scene, Ot fact, too. In beating the they' had lighted on a heavy Wben It was brought forward n Under the strong light made Cleof lanterns a big movement "ace in the crowd. Tihe stick .recognizOd. indeed, it was to all Claymore men. They it in Scoville's hands a Even he could not deny , explaining, 'I lost it in S this aiternoon. I hadn't to do with this killing.' not been accused; but he limpossible to escape after at the instance ot Coroner was carefully looked over I red ribbon found in one tii:·tl !I:i~i · l t:. .. to il t lan l !:I! w\ithi it. it d' l iS hlI iliI titi ' iiI I_, VC) 1 ii (T d ' he b1 to'r n in s t)\ (t \ i s ½i tile Ifft t t thu h 1(1 lteI tavern s'mne lto ti tad i'(kl hil' ial lith h In. a Xei1i Uilll xi) u t w id r': t111 ! It i) iit ' i O0'l1e it i n hi s \\, Ii l m eI t ! i 1:' !in' t ta e t 'h "1(ti Ir1u Th th le )r I iini 'ioi' tuth ait. i ul n i au I i ti icjio i th ra ita. 11:it doiin Tho t ni l s he cam "i-ri! tlsla t'f o b`. h w,(+ L 'o i lhave hurKi 1w n withut a sc hand liiiok if it had nOil L ni lt' the watch lie saw Ivinug en lb' griuund close to the doad no a n's slde. It ixas a vcrv Iine watch; it seie~ud betl tiir f.r him to take it into his owni h arge thill ie ond some rtaslonsii be Poi' n wllin g to (lcarry it to poler li'adquarters. H dished into the woodsav I and, tea ri hin up the ground with his bands, burite d his beot in the loose sil, and r tahe for home. 1ven then he had no intent+on of approuriating hue watch, only of safeguarding himself, nor did he have any hand at all in the murder of Mr. Etheridge. This he would swear to; also, to the lear ing of the stick where he said." . . "Today John Scoville was taken to thie tree where hle insists he left his stick. The prisoner showed a sud den interest in the weapon and begged to see it closer. lie pointed out where a svlinter or two had been freshly whittled from the handle, and declared that no knife had touched it while it remained in his hands. But, as he had no evidence to support this state ment, the impression made by this declaration is not likely to go far i'ir ieiI thetreewa r Hates indsistshevlef denr intleresting thepubi pnon aniege toDeebtohsiger. He poinelad o twhere alipinae and twok had benofrtshle whittled from thechandle, and declard tha, t was knife hood touhdi while hid premained in his hands.mBut, as the hadl nevdenceo toesuppourtthis staen mentute fohimprtheionimaledbyothi dhecwlaratonee isno lndkaly the gother r, \\i I 'K He Was Hatless and Disheveled. toward influencing public opinion in ois favor." Deborah sighed as she laid this elipplng asida and took up another beaded by h picture of her husband It was not an urhandsone face. In leed, it was his good looks whlich had prevailed over her judgment in the earlyr days of their courtship. Reu ther had inherited her harmony of :eature from him--the chiseled nose, :he wfell-modeled chin and all the other physical graces which had made him ~. fine figure behind his bar. He had mad no businese~ worries; yet his teni-· per was always uncertain. She bad aot often suffered from It herself, 'for ler ascendancy over men extended even to him. B~ut Reuther had shrunk before it more than once. I THE RICE BELT JOURN Wa Vrsie t.1 1';an \:f1[; c'¢l dJ n 11 nfi ti arnwnt o :tiw iefen t1 ~iil T . , '-i'. i to l d. Iý lf'" 1i r 11: 11:i ! ;!- 3 Ili !l ar 110 5 (f 1111 r i lt t t l : S, F ose, nal il l( 1 it' 1~ :, II tI e'l~ .,hr -' '0-alý ((I lt~b-tI at;i blubrun the NOW= i IS1 ms stdi dcre rim c u O ran ld '' in l? Ci l t n tilt' fi r st thl pr'!'' "s Iae 08:1 sYIHI (IhY, iI lv 'upo tie 1'iIe -th ble, (Igil ti le a~nd h~itterly h~umiiiati ed lanidi:!lv oft " 1t laor' tar n '. Sf' e it is \' oin has Uttrai1(tedlt~ (1005 mo IttenltioI( (ring this tril, litt· as the s1eems to court1 it ." We onmit further particulars which follo e:d to sav'e repeo ition; but they woere ca1i"ul11 cor(ied ;by l Pb1orah lcorille. Al o t;he following: "The ' df nse is in line with the statement already given out. The 1)rise:ler acknowledges taking the 'satch, but from motives quite ol)postd to those of thievery. Unfortunately he can produce no witnesses to sub stantiate his declaration that he had heard voices in the direction of the bridge while he was wandering the woods in search of his lost child. No( evidence of any other presence there I is promised or likely to be produced. It was thought that when his wife was calledt to the stand she might have something to say helpful to his case. She had been the one to ultimately find and lead home the child, and, silent as she had been up to this time, it has been thought possible that she might swear to having heard these voices also. "But her testimony was very disap pointing. She had seen nobody but the child, whom she had found playing with stones in the old ruin. Though by a close calculation of time she could not have been far from I)ark Hollow at the instant of the crime, yet neither on direct or cross examina tion could anything more be elicited from her than what has been men tioned above. Nevertheless, we feel obliged to state that, irreproachable as her conduct was on the stand, the impression she made was, on the whole, whether intentionally or unin tentionally. unfavorable to her hus band. "Some anxiety was felt during the morning session that an adjournment would have to be called, owing to some slight sign of indisposition on the part of the presiding judge. But he rallied very speedily, and the pro ceedings continued without interrup tion." "Ah!" The exclamation escaped the lips of Deborah Scovile as she laid this clipping aside. "I remember his ap pearance well. He had the ghost of one of those attacks, the full force of which I was witness to this morn ing. I am sure of this now, though nobody thought of it then. I happened to glance his way as I left the stand, and he was certainly for one minute without consciousness of himself or his surroundings. But it passed so quickly it drew little attention; not so the attack of today. What a mis fortune rests upon this man. WVill they let him continue on the bench when hfs full condition is known?" These were her thoughts, as she re called that day and compared it with the present. There were other slips, which she read. The fare of the prisoner waA In the hands of the jury. The possi bility suggested by the defense made no appeal to men who had the unfor tunate prisoner under their eye at every stage of the proceedings. The shifty eve, the hanrdog look. out SIA WIELSH, I TO ISLANA CHAPTER VI. The hl'l^n'x" ' s L :ii, The man co'rr t vich I .ii , I~ io'tiii (inii tery, '' i:i iiiu ht y:ý ii hu: r in it like t ' 1L'. ;th "avili !'001(l Hit V.11i she is?' I No r'l~h' inaai coiilr'!i't very N\(,] aIk her to lift her veil, andl at the I' i in tiihv Lv Weall:'n;;g to say i ; ilt Ii eII h o trs . I s ill e her o be :bsV aint otidl a~t What sca e %Xanth:; th a r i sarli. 1N" i a t mat 1 bo'oe this hoise and cloim ids '1 I m e il u ow ro P1: N"p -~ Have You Foundr Out Who She Is?"' absolutely to your protection for the to be absent, so that a more careful watch than ever is necessary. Not all the, lite of bhlaknd bics bo locingt 7<>?:f, Ita rl n o recles ma jde."O yrriment Most of all, he till inait hre the ghosts ofi dea mmre l tnered mkn tewoe plae hrrible, tou hisey nd on t Hae Yeou Founlld mO the WhSem ote r lobsoluel to your proection for ls the next hnres. e h ishall wn to bel absent, so that a or cnarneful th thasin remrid ieos elaesor Ndo a maonlby or chaild Tdis tcimb teg nhe site ma frelyng oastnnge you "acOein meyrientu t. you ca alld go Nohean did noigt kow what he should seel fora whene he finllystepped in wills gnuar my owen pirop the hole dlay Yhoiu t his eyes , he urgeat cla figured of MrA vrll wi.the littler Perf ctly, hey odu re hoorad ."ex Spected to lls y ,ec andt the jsudgeip as ugly a resihth theorild cac on tai He hatednl it ga>oarid dsltion andal uhep tpesnted of fitrme eastings ar reke lesn terim bet. Mout ohe mal he hrioank fereom ao ht ofthe roed crner Tohe d nots heo mhad e should hv setl ic whebr the gallh sts ofdeadu mi ories lti ng Butn the e of lhe lowa thorrheto hs eye at and oneo eld shvune bf allm. hihle cemeltler rom whah her hid come load noless dnesot toed a the eyesn' andfs handi and soe woke ihe frmheir drack ohm. Nhesn uremaned a ofpllor to door mshe tepedig fl a sitrleng rua -m No the note keo wae snd houe caseefu when rhe fially steppe Inceu fitu was tuno t anoen view of the hl wae waic maethi himself combt prple ncladatfire Eofirs. Averil withe litle Pegg hat hear side He adl enot ex pec nt rged tose the chidandsthandin asd the were with tmheir brack ohm , sner aon tobefondin themse waseedngl repeln alemnt to him.f Tfi he noise heg mpadlte shuld have ow lthl oughtsi wastogeat and liet~!h woul ad havefon himself corn pultaled to uiatter te fuirstwrdI h hl who ad herd hm pl^Mhainyenuh. S TO THE TRAVELER (Slesman Explains, for the of the Uninitiated, All About Crinkled Crepe. crepe-it's an honor to said the dreamy-eyed and ung salesman. before us a mound of .Wpe, pink, azure, pale green. to handle it," he repeated, hi finagers through the dell "Yes? Why so?" we asked. "All the pretty girls who go abroad this summer," he answered, "unless, indeed, they're rich-and few of us, after all, are rich-will wear lingerie of crinkled crepe, and will carry more crinkled crepe lingerie in their little I cabin trunks as well. Why? Because crinkled crepe requires no ironing. SWash it and dry it and it's ready, immediately, to put on. "And so, to save laundry bills, our pretty and frugal girl travelers will wear and wash, all through their RsnlItY ve, Le unuruUK 1mos. u-i travels, their lingerie of pink or azure crinkled crepe. Isn't it a charming thought? Isn't it a pleasant picture? "Imagine those thousands of girls -in English village inns, in boisterous French pensions, on rolling Atlantic liners, in cheap, magnificent, uneatis factory Swiss hotels high up on the Alps. It is very late. They are very tired. Nevertheless, in their kimonos, amid their little room's nocturnal soli tude and silence, they wash their crinkled crepe-they hang it up so that it will be dry to put on in the tre morning-they say their prayers and ng turn in. e? "Crinkled crepe," mused the dreamy ris eyed young salesman. "If I were a us bard, a Tom Daly or a Sam Stinson, tic I'd write a poem on it for the maga. is- zines." he ry 'The Commonplace Kind. De, "What sort of married couple de li- you consider Mr. and Mrs. Twolfbler" sir "She's one of those 'Now, Henry,' so wives and he's one of those 'Yes, my heo, dear' husbands." nes an test.Contains 4 er VA' A 7', .. .. a .. . 1. 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