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BY= E R A IN K BARRETT CHAPTER XXI.—(Conclnued.) "Was Mr. Yeames in the room all the time?" "No; he went out of the room, but not »ut of the house, before Mr. Keene left.' "Did anything occur to make him leave H»e room?" "He seemed to have lost something. He felt repeatedly in his pockets, and looked shout the floor." "Did he continue his search after leav ing the room?" "Yes ; he had a candle, and looked ail ap the stairs and in the hall." "Do you know what it was he lost?' "A piece of paper. He said that there «ras an important memorandum ou it, and he offered the maid half a sovereign if she found it." I glanced at Mr. Yeames, so did Sir Roland, whom I touched with my toe un der the table. The young man was look ing at the white paper before him, and there was scarcely more color in bis face. He looked up In quick'dread at the next luestion. "Was that paper found?" "No." Mr. Yeames drew a long breath of re fief. "I shall now ask you, Mr. Lynn Y'eames, to give me your attention. You do not dispute the order of events as •tated by Miss Dairy-tuple?" "No." "When you left Flexmore House, at half-past eleven you rode over to Mr. Keene?" "Yes." "You had seen him leave the house, and were acutely auxious to know what his Misiness there was?" Lynn hesitated a moment, but at a nudge from Bax replied, "Yes." "You had been given to understand that the bulk of Mr. Flexinore's property would be left in trust to you?" "Yes," after another nudge. "The presence of Mr. Keene led you to think that Mr. Flexmore might have al tered his disposition?' Nudge as before, and "Yes." "On arriving at Mr. Keene's you were thown into the office, and wailed there •ome time alone? You saw a sheet of foolscap lying on the table?" Yeames replied that he bad seea noth ing of the kind whatever. "You are sure of that?" asked Sir Ro land. "I will take my oath I saw nothing of the kind." "When you left Flexmore House the •world time, about half-past oue, where lid you go?" "To fetch Dr. Awdrey." "Dr. Awdrey was not at home, 1 be lieve?" "He not. 1 waited for him half Mi hour, or thereabouts.' "Where did you wait?" "In his private sitting room." "You know that the consulting room adjoins the sitting room?" "Yes." you go there for any purpose?" "No. "After waiting quietly in the sitting room half an hour, you returned to Flex aiore House?" "Yes ; I was anxious about Mr. Flex inore's condition." "With respect to the piece of paper you mislaid ; have you any objection to «fating what it was?" "None ; it was a leaf from my notebook, containing memoranda respecting horses I had backed for a spring meeting." Sir Roland asked it' we had any ques tions to ask, and, on receiving a reply in the negative, he proceeded to question Mrs. Bates. "You were in the service of Dr. Aw Irey, 1 believe, at the time of Mr. Flex •tore's denth?" "I were, sir." "The previous night Dr. Awdrey was ibaent from home?' "He were, sir. He came in about half past ten or eleven the next morning, I trill not swear exact, and he asks for «reakfast.' "After that he went out?" "He did ; about twelve or half-past. 1 «rill not swear." "You had tidied up his room in the norning as usual?" "I had ; about seven or half-past." "Now in tidying up his room, had yon «evasion to go into the consulting room?" "I never ventured there, sir ; though I nay be disbelieved." "When Mr. Yeames called, you showed him into the sitting room?" "I did ; him being a friend, as I was led to believe, of Dr. Hawdrey's." "During the half-hour he was there did you hear any particular sound ?" "No, sir, I did not ; being at my doo fes hupstairs." "Nothing like the crash of a falling »ottle?" "Nothink of the kind." "The door communicating with the con sulting room was open?" •■No; it were closed, though tne key turned." "But the key was in?" "It were." "There eras nothing, in fact, to prevent Mr. Y earn es strolling in there from curi osity—to while away the time that he «ras waiting for Dr. Awdrey?' "Nothlnk ; but I believe Mr. Yeamea were toe much the gentleman to go a-pry Ing and a peering." She had erkiently a gratuity in view, that Mrs. Bates. "When did you first hear of a bottle being broken?" "When I)r. Awdrey came in; about four o'clock or half-past. He asked me if I had done it, and I said I had not; and should feel obliged if he would find some one else, as I did not like such things to be laid to me." "Did he make any other remark about the consulting room ; was anything miss ing from there?" "Yes; he said a prescription was gone." "Did he describe the prescription?" "Yes : he said it were written on the bottle papers." "What do you mean by the bottle pa pers?" "A pile of square papers, white, that stood on the little side counter." "Can you show me what the papers were like?" "Exactly like that sheet on the table," pointing to a sheet of thin white paper which I had purposely laid on the table near where she was to sit. "Dr. Hnw drey tried to pass it off afterwards," Mrs. Rates volunteered; ''he said it must have been the shaking of carts passing or the eat, and offered to rise my celery if I would stay» Hut I refused, seein' it were not the first time he had laid temptation in my way—-giving me half a crown to buy a fourpeuu.v urrund, and not askin' me for the change till two days after wards—which I kept it back to prove him." "That is enough. Dr. Awdrey, I shall coniine my questions to events connected with the latter purt of the evidence. Tell me, if you please, what you know about the broken bottle of arsenic." "It was a blue bottle, labeled in large letters 'arsenic, poison.' On going into the consulting room l found it in frag ments on the floor, with the powder wide ly scattered." "How did you account for its being there?" "I believed that Mrs. Bates had taken it down from the shelf on which it stood, and that it had slipped from her fingers in putting it back." "You attributed the accident to acci dental cause?" "Not entirely. I believed that some one had been in the room." "Why?" "Because of the missing prescription." "Tell me about this prescription." "It was a prescription jotted down with a lead pencil on the pile of paper re ferred to, that 1 intended to make up later on." "It is your habit to make notes on this pile of paper?" "It is." "Have you ever been able to trace that "No ; I have never discovered any trace of it.' Here the note under Sir Roland's hand rau, "Look to me." Sir Roland looked at me, and, taking a folded sheet of brown paper from under my notes, 'I opened it and handing a sheet of the bottle paper to Dr. Awdrey, I said : "Is that the prescription. Dr. Awdrey?" I never saw a man more astonished in my life. "Good gracious, yes !" he exclaimed. "Where did you find it?" "You shall hear presently." said I, fix ing my eyes on Lynn Yeames. Every one at the table looked at him, seeing my eyes so fixed ; and, though he continued to meet our gaze, his blanched cheek told the terror he felt. I carefully banded the sheet of paper to Sir Roland. "Why, what does this mean?" he asked looking from one to the other ; then, catching a significant glance from me, he took up his notes again quietly. "Mr. Keene," he said, "toll me what took place on the occasion of Mr. Y'eames' visit on the day of Mr. Fiexmore's death." "I was taking lunch when he called," said I, "in the next room, before sitting down to make out the will in accordance with Mr. Flexinore's wishes. He had been induced to make the alteration through Dr. Awdrey." "Dr. Awdrey wished the will leaving property to him to be revoked !" exclaim ed Sir Roland. "He did," said I ; and I explained Aw drey 's reasons, and all about it fnlly. Then I continued ; "In the new will the name of Lynn Yeames was to be substi tuted for Dr. Awdrey'». I had the draft of the first will, and intending to copy it after lunch, had imprudently left it on the table in this room. Mr. Yeames came in here ; I was in the next room. You see the blind to tile half-glazed door. It is opaque from this point of view ; it is transparent from the other side. Stand ing by the door before entering, I saw Lynn Yeames reading the draft of Mr. Flexmore's first will. He was at once led to conclude that this was the second will commanded by Flexmore. With the belief that I was making out a will which would beggar him he went away arid you can see that he had the strongest induce ment to delay me and prevent Mr. Flex more signiug a second will." "Sir Roland Firkin," gasped Mr. Bax, "I protest most-" "Silence, if you please, said Sir Ro land ; "I rule that Mr. Keene is perfectly in order. Go on, sir." "After seeing my old friend lying in hi» bedroom dead, I went downstairs with Lynn Y'eames, as you have heard. There, in a moment of impatience, he flicked hi» handkerchief from his pocket, and in do 1 J-Ul Ing so shot ont a pellet or paper, my foot on that pellet of paper, and when Yearn<*s left the room to look for It I put it in my pocket." "Quite right, too, Mr. Keene ; go on," said Sir Roland In great excitement. "I put it away in a drawer where X keep things which may at some time be of service, and forgot all about it until directed to Teames by my suspicion was the discovery that the very day he lost it he bolted out of England and did not turn until Mr. Fleunore was buried and all fear of the poison being found out and traced to him was removed, called to mind the paper pellet—the sheet of paper you have now under your hand, Sir Roland." "We will not stay here to be insulted," cried Mrs. Yeames, rising; "it is scandal ous. But we will obtain redress." "I should think so," gasped Bax. "Pret ty pitfall—'pon my life !' But at this moment, as all of their party were rising, the door opened, and the entry was blocked by my clerk with a couple of rascals whom I knew well enough by sight. "We're a goin' Queen's evidence, guv nor," said the smartest of the two, with a grin at Yeames. "Out with it, my man, at once," said I. "Well, sir, and gcntlemau all, it was like this here—me and my mate was going nlong with a rope to do a bit of nauling for Squire Long when we tumbled again Mr. Y'eames. My mate had suthing to Suddenly Mr. re Then I re say about shooting. Yeames, who hadn't been listening like, said he'd give us a pound if we'd play a lark on you, Mr. Keen "Sir," said I to Sir Roland, seeing Yeames, his mother and Bax edging to wards the door, "on this evidence I ask you to commit Lynn Yeames for conspir aoy. "Aye, I'll commit the whole batch, and you, Mrs. Bates, as well. Send for my clerk, and the papers." But we could not detain any one of the batch while the commitments were being procured and so Lynn, his mother and Bax got clear off. And we have neither seen nor heard anything of them sine which is the best thing that could have happened for them and for us. « * What is there to add? Nothing but what should conclude a tale of struggle between right and wrong. Dr. Awdrey married Gertrude, and lost no time over it—I believe as he took her hand in his, when his innocence was proved, and they looked into each other's eyes dimmed with the tear of joy, it was understood between them that hand and heart were joined forever. They live with Laure in the pretty cot tage on the hill. Awdrey gave up his practice and went heart and soul into farming, and when he found the land could be worked to pecuniary advantage he bought it out, divided it into portions, and let it to the men who labor upon It —thus making them independent. I fear ed the scheme would not pay, but it has to a marvelous extent, thanks to Awdrey's wise and practical counsel to his tenants. Yet, though he has given up practice, there's not a day in the week but some one calls to benefit by his skill in medi cine. I>aure is now verging on womanhood, and a good many young fellows in Coney ford wedge themselves into the circle of acquaintances with which Dr. Awdrey and his wife are surrounded for her sake. I have my eye on one who I think may be found worthy of her hand. Laure pre tends, with a blush, that she does not want to marry, and would rather stay for ever with Gertrude and her children. One fine day she will pretend that her heart will break if she cannot marry. The Awdreys have three boys, and fine, sturdy fellows they are. "They make me feel that I am getting older," said Gertrude. "And so much the happier," I replied. It seems to me that Awdrey himself is positively younger for the lapse of time. I never knew a man more cheerful and bright. It is a treat to see him with his boys in the shed be has fitted up as a car penter's workshop. Whether he intends putting them to a profession one of these days, I don't know ; but it is certain that every one of them will be a good carpen ter, which is something. But what most pleases me is to see him with his wife. Sure no young lover, no knight of old, could be more chivalrous ; no gentleman of to-day more geuerous ! (The End.) Thone Campaign Special«. Politician—How do you like thaï cigar I just gave you? Toter —Well, it tastes a little better in the center than It did when I first lit it. Politician—Why, man, you are smok ing the band. Voter—Il'in ! reason. I guess that is the The Wine Old Boy. "I don't know why it is, dear," she said, "that you never have decided to run for President of the UnRed States." And then he coughed, and poked the fire and said : "Molly, I couldn't get my consent to leave home and you for such a palgn as that!"—Atlanta Constitution. Vaut Space, Gunner—So this is the girls' college, eh? They surely don't need such a mammoth bln ns that to store the win ter coal? Guyer—Oh, that Isn't for coal ; that is where they store the winter fudge. HI» Undoing. Gyer—I once knew a man wbo made $500 a day. Myer—What became of him? Gyer—He was arrested for counter felting. catn -T Factor J 5 » « A Of all the home remedies one of the most effective is hot water. This will be found a most efficacious aid in treat ing the average slight sickness. A sud den sore throat will disappear rapidly if hot water cloths are wrapped around the neck, and a swallow of hot water held in the mouth for a few seconds will often relieve a sick headache. Hot water cloths applied to the soles of the feet and the back of the neck will soothe a nervous headache almost Im mediately; the patient should be kept very quiet and allowed to fall asleep if possible. If pieces of flannel are wrung out In hot salt water and applied to the seat of the pain rheumatic twinges may be relieved without resorting to drugs. Toothache and earache will often yield to this treatment when dry heat and the hot-water bag seem to have no effect Cramp caused by eating green apples or other Indigestible articles may be cured by a tablespoonful of castor oil. In using hot-water applications the water should always be hot the towels being changed before they be come at all cool. If the towels are al lowed to cool on the patient they are worse than no treatment at all. If fbe ear is filled with warm water, and then, after allowing the water to run out, plugged with a bit of cotton wet with olive oil or glycerin, It will usually cure the most stubborn cases of earache. As earache and toothache are the result of cold, the patient should be put In a comfortable position, near a fire or radiator, and allowed to go to sleep. Salt Is another simple remedy whose uses are seldom appreciated in the household. Warm salt water held in the mouth will stop the flow of blood from a drawn tooth and will often cure a toothache when other remedies fall. It also makes a very good gargle for sore throat and hoarseness, and If salt water Is drawn np In the nasal cavity every morning It will stop the develop ment of catarrh. Tepid water and salt form an excel lent emetic, which Is also harmless when given to a person who has taken poison. Small doses of salt repeated at Intervals is said to be helpful in ar resting a hemorrhage, and nose-bleed may often be stopped by bathing the face and neek in cold salt water. When children are given nuts to eat they should be well salted, as this makes them more palatable and easier digested, as well, and prevents the colic, which Is so often caused by eat ing nuts. Salt in the bath exerts a very brac ing tonic effect, and will also clear and brighten a sallow complexion. Bathing the feet with warm salt water and Khen rubbing them with dry salt averts the evil consequences of wet feet usual to wet weather. A little salt mixed with powdered chalk and orris in equal quantities makes an excellent dentifrice, as the salt exerts a hardening Influence the gums, keeping them firm and healthy condition. The Japanese, who have very firm and white teeth, use salt by Itself for a dentifrice almost univer sally. One should make a practice of using these simple home remedies for the sim pler Ills of the household, and of all the simpler remedies none worthy a trial than salt and water. over In are more Heart DiMenwe ii Children. Diseases of the heart are generally supposed to be the fate of adults and not of children, and this is largely true, although there are exceptions to the rule, if rule it can be called. These exceptions are generally the result of the acute infectious disorders In childhood, such as scarlet fever, attack of rheumatic fever In childhood is almost certain to affect the heart, but heart weakness may be the sequel to any debilitating disease. An The symptoms of heart trouble in children are very much the adults. There may be a feeling of dis tress round the heart, or even of actual pain. same as in There will almost certainly be a rapid pulse and shortness of breath exertion, accompanied by great tlons of fatigue. r "' Ject to attacks of the "blues, or capricious appetite Is usual, with consequent loss of flesh. The child will sometimes start from sleep In great agitation and terror with a rapidly beating heart, and chorea—St. Vitus' dance—Is often an accompaniment of a damaged heart. In these cases, on placing the ear to the region of the heart a distinct blow ing sound or "murmur" will be heard and this Is a proof that the valves not doing their work properly. Children often outgrow these on sensa The sufferer Is sub a small are valvu Ur affections of the heart, and the <T~ er with them Is not so m UC h Immediate present, as in the fnt, * There Is danger that the heart ma/h!! come so far damaged that It win m badly the demunds made upon it ? adolescence. In the treatment of this condition rest is of the greatest Importât! drug* being only secondary. To eat! llsh and rigidly carry out a pr0D)>r mode of life, and then rest, rest u where the difficulty comes In. p Î* impossible to make a little, restless* active child understand the lmportan of keeping quiet, and this makes it Bolutely necessary that on the part of the parent le ah watchfulness should not be relaxed. Stairs should taken slowly, running should be bidden, und the child should be for not be nllowed to wrestle with other children Skipping-ropes and hoops and all calling for violent exercise should be put out of sight, and a dally efTort be made to keep the child amused and cupled in a quiet fnshlon. A happy medium must be found between spoil lng the child and allowing it to violently, and Mils Is a matter for the tact that can be exerted. The medll cal treatment will of course be lu th» hands of the physician. toy» 00 cry all ! i V &if EE -AfrM. When a man has to support an af. flnlty she isn't. Freckles make lots of girls happy by not having them. The average man would rather for office than make a decent living. The reason a girl can fool a man 1« he thinks he Is doing the fooling. The time a woman can smile th« I most nnturally Is when she wants to I cry. < . Like champagne, all the bubble« ] come out of a romance when It is un- I corked. A man can afford to be a fool when it's the way he spends the Income of » lhrge fortune. The reason college professors can't do anything themselves Is they can tell ^verybody else how to do It What a woman likes about going away for the summer Is she can after ward call a boarding house on a farm a fashionable hotel. No matter how sorry a woman can I be that she married a man, she can be I a lot gladder than she kept some other I girl from getting him. I HI run A useful thing about telegrams when I you are away from home Is they're so I much shorter than the letters you would have to write else. No matter how proud a man is or I being able to do things around the I house, It never takes any useful form I like chopping wood.—New York Press. I Looking Out tor Number One. "Roth sides alike were brave," says Admiral Dewey, wbo is quoted in the St. Louis Republic, "North and South, soldiers and sailors. And the bravery of the recruits was a thing to be seen to be believed. "There used to be circuuated, though, a story about a Connecticut recruit Tills young man, after he got initiated, fought well, but in his first engage- | ment he was very nervous, of his was in the line ahead of him, and when the bullets began to fly the chum began to dodge. "Thereupon the recruit shouted, ex citedly : '"Hey, Jim, don't duck! hind ye !' " A ebuiu I'm be* Heinrich'. Thrift. Thrift is the great trait of the Dutch of Pennsylvania. It shows up in many odd ways. In one fine, clean far®' house in Lancaster County, says a writer in the Boston Transcript, some visitors were surprised at seeing a large, porcelain-lined, nickel-bound re frigerator standing in the parlor. On« of them asked If she might look inside "Yes, but we only keep newspapers in Heinrich, it," said the farmer's wife, he likes me to have a fine refrigerator, but he says we got such a cool cel M don't need to spend no money or Ice at all, so we don't use It that way. "Heinrich," it turned out, was that moment off trading automobiles. we a I'lenty of Time. Give me a little time," said tlie erary young man, according to SP**' "and I will do something to arouse country. Three He was peddling farming community. months later he had blscbanca alarm clocks to , 8 unable to** And many a man change In his pockets because wife's small hand. Anything continuous soon heco mouotonou*.