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cpnblicim. VOLUME I RATHDRl'M, IDAHO, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER .1, 1H**> NUMBER 25 & F A Detective Story Of a Chicago Stiburh. The Murder at The Grange and How its Mystery Waa Sol\ ed by Darrent, the Amer ican Lccoq. i BY NORMAN HURST. Copyright, 1090, by the American Press Association & %3 ilS » if THE ivory qi'KEN 8 SECRET. rhere was no train back to Barnstaple I late in the afternoon, and Darrent bd in the time with a hearty meal 9 a long country walk, pondering (r the discovery he had made that and feeling that the latest phase of ■use only tended to deepen the evi e that had already condemned ay Marsden to the scaffold, hen at last he found himself alone he train for Barnstaple, he drew n his js*eket the paper that he had lived from Miss Kingston in which chessmen had been wrapped and itinized it carefully. It was an or f*ry sheet of coaise krown ii :ii adhesive address label, indicat tUat it had been expressed from n tuple Jan. 18, 1396. arrent sat back in his seat in the ker. lighted a cigar and ruminated. 'as scarcely likely, he felt, that in time that had elapsed, some six or n weeks, the express clerks would fernher who banded in that parcel scognize the writing on the label. [, he would go to the express office ctly on his arrival in Barnstaple make inquiries. Iddenly the train pulled up with a Signals were against them at the Don and they st uck for a good tor ot an hour with the result that i th<*y did get into Barnstaple the T °? C t T*. H * , trie t 40 tu- d rk but failed, and then how il the 12 hours till 8 next morning tie the problem that sorely per k! him, for lie must stop in Barn p that night. Suddenly he recalled :i>*nd of the Gaiety theater. From i -hlv colored placards that deco ! the streets and the entrance to the er he learned that an equally ,ing melodrama to that which was tyod to the public on his last visit In progress. ! found his way down the grimy pe again and the stern .janitor lyed his card to Mr. Ridgeway and flit it backed with the message the manager that he would be on tage all the evening, but if Mr. int would go in front and see the Mr. Ridgeway would see him aft 'd. and on the card was penciled 1er for a stall. Darrent glanced at writing and received his second that d ly. and. instead of accept le hospitality of Mr. Ridgeway, id his money at the-door and care placed the card in his pockethook. th the fall of the curtain Mr. Dar eaclied the stage door and a con ' minutes afterward was in the iter'» room ugain. Rid. *way motioned him to a Dd awaited the commencement of mversation, for, while he could my that, upon the evidence sub I at the trial, the verdict had been t one. he did not somehow feel niable toward the man who had. bit. built np that evidence, rent, who had great belief in the f Of getting home the first shot, lly opened lire. by did you post a box of chess I Miss Ethel Kingston, Bideford, 13th of January?" ho asked, effect npon Mr. Arthur Ridge 'ns instantaneous and astonish V* simply collapsed into the near er and gasped. "How the dickens n know?'' CHAPTER VIII. paper, vex mind how I know-. I ask you d you do it?" id it for Astray Mar-den's sake. " ne. come. Mr. Ridgeway ; this is too thin. It s not a platy. you isure as heaven's above us. Mr |t. that s the truth.' . you d better mako a clean >f the whole affair. now." said tho detective ue. or you may n ve put yourself in a very seri ltum ' I always I told you that ( Astray confessed?" rer mind what Astray's done. U me your version. " sre's not much to tell, mung Marsden on came before. I always be i lam and thought him a straight hup. and so I do now. mind aid Ridgeway "So I do now." • y»; go ou." calmly interject oking scared .and white, and and prayed me to go over to be the first thing the ent. |11. the day after the murder came over here"— ►* I know. " rary of ILe t > *' T ' next fg and t* |getend to Dobs^m. the * poli**e there, that I was a de mand get him to give m« a box of bvsomen from the lir 11. you did. cb ?" fftiaed at Apt, but /Yrtray Bnaaea nie. t»e toia me it ti j a matter of life and death to him and that he must have those chessmen lie forn anyone catne from Chi*-.go. He Raid I was the only man v ho could do it and the only one ho could trust. I was an actor and could play the part. I could make up so that I should never "Time the dickens dlil you know?" ^ recognized, and I'd only have idiot of a policeman to deal with. He 8WO re tome that he was innocent of the murder, and I believed him '' "So you went over to Noreombe and got the chessmen?'' "Y'es " 0 5] c P-V! m. #v / V T, , r> m \ an "Well, you did it cleverly, Mr. Ridgeway, but it was not quite so clever to address the box in your own hand writing to Miss Kingston at Bideford." "I sent it there because I refused to keep them in my possession, and that was the address Astray gave iij*. But how the dickens yon found it out"— "Never mind how. I did. Now, Mr. Ridgeway, do yon know anvthing fur ther?" "Nothing, npon my soul. " "Well, good night. I shouldn't won der if yon hear from me again. M Ami Mr. Darrent strolled down the narrow picture gallery, with its fresh examples of vice vanquished and virtue victo rions, leaving Mr. Ridgeway t6 ponder upon the position in which he had so suddenly found himself placed and to speculate what his misplace*! generosity on behalf of young Marsden might lead to Early next morning Darrent went to Norcotuhe, and, having obtained per mission from the authorities, he paid a visit to Astray Marsden in the jail. The time that had elapsed since his conviction had already had an effect npon the prisoner. He had grown very pale and sallow, his eyes were sunken, and deep black circles showed round them, telling of sleepless nights. Dar rent gazed at him for a few moments without speaking, and Astray glared sullenly back nt him. and neither broke tlie silence. At last Astsay found his want?" he tongue. "Well, what do yon growled. "Haven't you dm* enough already ? Do yon want to gloat over my misery? Y'ou'vo hunted me down like the bloodhound that vou are. ami now you've come to glory in your work." "I have come." Darrent answered, striving to keep calm in face of tie- tor rent of words with which he was as sailed. "I have come for two reasons— the first, to bring you a message from th- girl who believe« in you still, come to say that she believes you inno cent, will ever believe von innocent." 1 ♦'Thank God for that!" "That is my first duty, and I h.tvo discharged it. and now i have come to help Vou if 1 can. " "Help me! Listen to him—help tue I Haven't von done enough for me :» I ready? Haven't yon put tbemjie round my neck? What more tan you do. eh?" "Perhaps 1 car* help to take it off again, if you are only rca nable and will answer a few plain quittions " "Well, go ahead. There's one conao lation—things can't be worse ev< n if yon do take down wlmt I say and use it in evidence against me. It won't avail now. " "Why." calmly asked Darrent. "did von instigate Arthur RiJgtway to kte.,1 that lx.x of ch.*: Grange and »end them to Mm** Kings ton ?" Astray gazid in astoni-hmeut nt Dît ri rent. It was uselese to attempt to deny the fact since Darr*nt knew it from The sit tec "Old Marsden had always led me to believe they were He had" always told me that there was some secret counect p<j with them that I must one day know, not in his lifetime, he said, but when be was gone, especially if he ever died anddcnlv. Wb**n w* were good friend» "Becanse I believed they were of the ntmoet value to me. " "Why ?" and nsed to play chess together lu tue oid days at The Grange, he would often say us we set out the men, 'Don't for . . . .. go , Astray, if anything ever happens to me yon will find a secret hidden in those pieces, ui the ivory queen. * " XV '.7? dUcen? The white ivory queen. 'When I gone. Astray, and I may go sudden ly „'-' ne ?f 4 t r kn " wa! He said that : Yes. W by should I lien<yw? 'When I am gone, you will find a secret in the ivory queen that will explain all that I dare not tell you now.' That's what he said many a time. ' 'And so after the murder, you got Arthur muge way to impersonate a de tectivc from Chicago and obtain those Chessmen for yon and then send them Bideford, where you thought they be^safe?" "Yes. yon do not yet know the CTe * ' am "What good con Id it have done? It All ho "No. How could i 1 ' You tracked down at once, arrested me in Chicago, and I've never been free an instant since. " me "Why did yon never mention it at your trial?" had nothing to do with the murder. Leave mo, leave me to myself! I've sworn to you that I am innocent. What's the good ? Y'ou do not believe I've told the parson here I'm inno cent. He docs not believe it. •ays is, 'Retient, repent. ' it. all. it. I am sick of I'm condemned, and I've got to For heaven's sake, leave me in peace until the end comes!" And, despite all Darrent'* efforts to get him to talk, Astray Marsden would nr.topen his lips aga another word, but sat glum and taci turn, stnring into space with eyes that saw nothing nnl -ss it was the ghastly outlines of a scaffold with a dangling Finding it useless to linger, Darrent left tlie jail and returned to his own room at the Palacu hotel and, having locked the door, took out the two ivory chessmen and carefully examined them. The pawn was cut out of one solid piece of ivory, with the exception of the flat base, which, with a dexterous tw ist of his strong fingers. Darrent unscrewed. There was tn suffer. would not utter rope. mystery abont that, and he laid it on one ride and picked np the ivory queen. The little statne stood about three and a half inches high, and the base had a diameter of about an inch and a half and formed a small cir cular platform npon which the figure stood, the flowing robe reaching to the edge all round. . <*"PPM*K the base. Darrent twisted tu r , l * ht - th « unscrew **'* ri ' veil * ü K a W. narrow cavity, f nnnlI| k the whole length of the body, l " to which, tightly rolled P t * r eb ment had been pushed With ,*,,** * us penknife he carefully ' T "hdivw the little scroll, which was a **' ,u 1,11 inch long by two inches wide, at! '' spread jt out b* iore him C V\* re< ^, v '! ta rj s,u:l " ritlI1 S : *'n! although tin* ink was somewhat f id* d. k '' ont ""•Diont much difficulty tke H''Wing m-s ription ,h *| f V 1 ' tbr-azh it-, emt*r j*.'' tu tV'i.k àu.nT tV.* n' ,"i .'""Ii n,iJ ni.i.t ■ i.* -** m i. « i m ,- r, »rum t..-t knot tin,- r.- i t" tiu > *'i »"•' ■*••-•* *« the ""^1',','*...','u> o*' * iV ti.T i i . ' m" ml gull lorwmrd. 1 j m Three times Darrent read the paper through What could it mean ? What mystery was there hidden b* hind those dm^ i, a t panehsl walls in tin* dreary library at The Grange? Was then* some gu-.lty secret stowed awav that old Marsden hail hidden all through his life, but had wish.*d when lie np. a scrap It was ' was dead that Astray should know ? Was there p^iMy -ume clew to the real murderer, soinetliing that should tell an avenger where to s, arch f r old M.irsilen's d* red for that wealth, those who had hidden and no doubt had stolen it al my. the deadly enemy that had struck tlie murderous blow, or was there some concealed wealth lying behind that panel for which J**siuh Marsden had be**u murdered? If lt<* had be.*n mur killed him knew where the treasure was «3^ // cm t / With the htnde of his p 'knife he otre fullu tt ilhclre ic the little »er oil ready It was nseitas to »p**culatc fp** must go to The Grange at once, follow ont the instructions of the parchment and s«e what wan tie* result, alone he i nt rcd the library at The Grange. "I'm not going to wait for »»>»• hocim u* u- of moonlight ami mid "Now. " said Darrent to himself as ni^hr I'm just going for this orna mental scroll work, and if there's a hit of it lo<*ie I'll find it und what's tiehind it too. In the gathering dusk he took a rule from his pocket and measured six foot from the ground on the portion of the wall not covered by the bookcases and found that that was exaetlv the height of the ornamental scroll work on the paneling. Then, with a portable electric lamp and a largo magnifying glass, he carefully examined the carv ing. Presently he came t.. rt piece where a join in the wood could Is* discerned and. pulling it forward, a panel some eight inches or ten inch*»« Inins with it. disclosing a narrow spa.« be hind, in which lay a amall leather cuv ered volume. Dämmt took the* book out and pushed hack the panel ; then, seat ing himself in one of the corners by the fireplace, proceeded to read : cum* JOStAH MAKSDKN'S DIARY. Paris, Oct. 8, 1871.—Back in my hotel at last, and now I can pause and tjiink of wbat I have gone through in this accursed city, Paris, the city of light! Bah! Paris, the city of death ! \V as it fancy or did each passerby shun mo as I walked through the de serted streets this morning? Did they see murder in my eye. the coming brand of Gain upon my forehead? Let me write clearly what 1ms befallen rue. that if it should ever chance that this is read it may »i*eak in my defense. It may show at least that I am mit an aa B08sin *'>' choie*, but by circumstance. Who can say wlmt guld fate? If there had been a seat at the MO us b* oar opera tonight, L snould not be what I am now. But the opera is a great suc cess* there was not a scat to in* had, and so I strolled ubnnt until I lost mv Hnddenly a st ream br -ke out uisin the night, the t ry of a woman, proceeding from a house in darkness, save for an npper story, where a beam of light cut a pathway through the blackness. It would have lieen well if 1 irai! passed on unheeding, but without thinking I ftiahed to the entrance, pushed open a door upon the third floor, Not a light, not a sound. I paused, ir resolute, and then felt the cold barrel self in the labyrinth of squalid streets and all, ys on the south side of th * ri v r. It was open, and I sjied up the shaky staircase and of a pistol against my temple. A dozen hands held me powerless while my anus were tied to my sides, pli**<l. and I gave myself up fur lost growled, and then th dneti mutter of voices in German w hich "Who is it?" I ges[K*d. "Shoot, yon fool. sliooM" a man re "It is a pig of an Englishman." tine > a sub r** ar* I could not follow. "Why did yon come hire ?" someone ask***l in French. talking? And all this tine* 1 was «ecurely ^' lTlr '^ w 'th not a glimmer of light t*. "h* w m« wh<* my assailants wen*. The consultation b.s atne more excited, and * k, ' n Ht * aNt su I id- *1 into grunts, and some one addressed me again, "\', ,n hl4V *' P :,t »n this p°ai tk ', T V he said. sp. aking in Irench. , " r ' ,relK , u . "by interfering * n f dher people s business. Y on will be ''""wed t* depart -my heart U*at " w hen yon have become on** " "1 thought I heard a scream " "Y'on're a spy !" "Why den t you shoot instead of "What's tin* good of that? What are wo to do with tin* liody?" Once more the consultation was held Now mid again I caught n word in French, but most of tho language waa in German, with occasionally a sentence in nil unknown tongue. IVrbups it was Ru- -iau. If not. Wo are "Who »re you ?" "That will not concern you If you were burn under a lucky star, you will have cause to know. ■ abint to draw lots with an object." The pistol barrel touched my temple again. "Will you sharro in tho drawing or say goodby to life?" "What do we draw for?" I gasped in terror "No," I fnlter**d. *nd then »re th« word had left my lii*. m strong is the love of life. I relented and gasped, "Yes." "To de**ide wh>> shall kill tho daugh ter of a traitor We n* ver kill th** cul prit liituelf Our revenge is m* *re ingen ious We leave him to the last Do you con-ent to become one of ns In this lottery ?" A l»*x wa* placed underneath my hand, and again a voice «Tied. "Draw I" I thrust in my hand and drew out a small marble. **Th«i draw !" "Y'ou have hail a fair chance." the same voie« «aid "Y'ou «re the first There are 8k white balls and 1 red " Ami still we were ln darkle«* as the box w**nt round. A lamp wo., lighted, a lamp only throwing a small circle of light upton a black table, ami each man appr**aeb* d. h* 11 bi« hand in that circle end open ed it White, white, white, white' I knew mine was the red. I felt it Imrning my flesh as I grtj.pted It within my hand, and a» t ojs-ned it beneath the light it roll*«! forth r***l ' tar.ee. "When you have carried your admit yon will be one of ns." the spokesman said, and then I was c*.n ducted down the pitch dark stairs and thrust out into the street. I gare*l around to locate myself and at l..-t found lut wav book acr**ss the r*eme ana to my noter i cannot neues* the event* of the night I nut too ill to j realize them. ! It cannot be true 1 It Is too horrible t 1 [to an coNTixceix] SOWING WINTER WHEAT. I rhe Ideal Tine In the Middle Went. The I »e of the l»re«M» Ur til. The ideal time for sowing winter wheat in most sect Ions of the middle west Is from'Sept. 5 t>> W There are a number of conditions which will modify this, such ns tin* pireseticc of , i the Ilesslan tty, which may cause a | ( delay In seeding, or the presence of a ■ lurge uqmlier of ginsshopiH'rs U th.* ! wheat Is uot sown until the latter pan . of September or the 1st of October. ' the majority of the*** po*u will have disappeared. Early wheat, however, is a rule, withstands the disastrous effects of cold wwathei* hotter than late and Is also better able to grow sway from chinch bugs next spring. Other things being equal, smooth va* riet les are preferable to l warded. Th* Is'iinsl sliatter bin lly lu handling and are also most disagreeable for the farmer lu stacking ami thrashing. :3 The press «trfl i is especially desirable «tilling dry when there Is more than the amount of freezing and thawing. »e*st Is covered better, sprout* more readily and thus aecurva a more vis i*imis start. The more abundant nuits -liable It to withstand any drought thftt may occur lute lu fall and also the heavy effect a of freezing and thuwlug the following spring. Many fnrmers are discouraged and have decided to sow no winter wheat, lew prices and i«mu crops have led them to conclude that sometlilug etas Is much more profitable. While this may Is* true In some iustancea and some year*, winter wheat will contin ue. as heretofore, to tie a pay lug crop from New York west. While It may I uot pay to sow It extensively on th» average farm. It should by no means Is* neglected, and every farmer should have a field of winter wheat. Taking tin* foregoing view of the subject. Orange Judd Farmer con cludes with the advice to plow the ground early, prepare It well, sow the wheat early, have tIn* ground propierly fertilized, and eight years out of ten the winter wheal crop will la? a paying one. ml for h* 1'ttHlJlW UMimi ; Tht* An A 1*1*1» of (iruwlns l-'ninr. Vimsylvnulu bus an iv.celleiit apple, | • fume originated In York county, appear« ta i*<* arowlng, and the state But} bet "iue prom loan! for its ytekl \ of till* Y'olk impel'lul apple, A recent, slate bulletin shows three forms : th« vor« .wpkuiaL Am.«, land and D<*luuaie In Kansas It 1« growing in populmity a speaker be fore the Inst Kansas atate lirjrU**iiltnrill *r this apple that often occur on the siiiitt tree, ami gives tin* following facts: It is !>**lng planted largely In New York, Ohio, Illinois, Ylrginiu, Muiy t ..,2 meeting sa Id ; "The York hnjierial h* u**w to mauy of tia Issati.e of it, late ar.ddou popularity. It iius l*oen s**ut to Europe, iiolhiug its us it with tin* Mi, souri pippin uuh otliers. It Is large, a good keefter ami growiTS alwni» U »< nus to be seem plea-*si with it. und in Its native county sometime« re growing popular." York lm|H*nal is Uinetlmes listed in catalognc, a, Johnson'« l-'ine Wluter ferred to ns the Hltep apple. *h* p be Ing a word of tin* i'enn*> ivauia t*er man having reference to the obli-pv*. shape of tin* fruit. The free I, a vigor drooping niHuner of Itun Davis. It com*-« into l*earing «t four y«*ar« from planting bikJ l« :n« r»*gni«r ly and heavily. The ftdlag** and fruit oils grower, with «lender, branch»««, after the are remarkably free from scab. The fruit 1« of uieqlum »i/o* skU* |fe* low ami almost wholly covered w.lh two «liad*-« of r*sl. fle»li yellow, Jul* y. firm. siiba> l<l. season late w luter A good shipper, bringing high pr1* e*. - Oat« mm m •■baillai* Kor ( lavrt, Here I« my experience with a »ul>«ti tute for clover. Thi» «piling I so.v***l two bn«*?.*-!« of oat» and xlx quart» of timothy per acte, pul vert slug the ground once after «eediug. The tlmo thy did not do very well, hut Ute *«•** • re fin**. 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