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JACKSON COUNTY JOURNAL, STLVA, N. C.
SHw f Golden jlictor Rousseau Copyright W. G. Chapman MY SISTER, MISS HEWLETT. Paul Hewlett, loitering at night In Madison square. New York, is approached by an Eskimo dog. He follows the dog to a gambling house and meets the animal's mistress coming out with a large amount of money. She Is beautiful and in dis tress and he follows her. After protecting her from two assailants he takes her in charge, and puts her In his own rooms for the rest of the night. He returns a little later to find a murdered man in his rooms and Jacqueline daeed, with her memory gone. He gets rid of th body, decides to take Jacqueline to Quebec in the search for her home and runs into Leroux, who is searching for Jacqueline. i! CHAPTER IV Continued. I remembered now that, after send ing Jacqueline to the clerk's desk lone, she had gone to a side entrance nd I had Joined her there and Jeft the hotel with her In that fashion. I gathered from what he had said that the possession of Jacqueline was Titally Important both to Leroux and to Tom Carson and that they had en deavored to kidnap her and hold her till the man Louis arrived to advise them. "How much do you know?" hissed Blmon at me. "Leroux," I said, "I'm not going to tell you anything. You will remember that I was employed by Mr. Carson." 'By 1" he swore, "ain't I as jood as Carson? What are you going to do with her?" "You'd better go back to the office nd wait, unless you want to spoil the fame by letting her see you," I said. "I don't know whether Tom's run ning straight or not," he said huskily; "but let me tell you, young man, it'll pay you to keep in with me, and if you've got any price name it !" He shook his heavy fist over me I believe the clerks thought he was go ing to strike me, for they came hur rying toward us. But I saw Jacque line approaching, and, without another word, Leroux turned away. Jacqueline caught sight of his re treating figure and her eyes widened. I thought I saw a shadow of fear in them. Then the memory was effaced and she was smiling again. I Instructed the store to call a mes senger and have the suitcase taken at once to the baggage room in the Grand Central station. "Now Jaca.ueline, I'm going to take you to lunch" I said. "And afterward we will start for home." Outside the store I looked carefully around and espied Leroux almost im mediately, lighting a cigar in the door way of a shop. I hit upon a rather daring plan to escape him. Carson's offices were in a large mod ern building, with many elevators and entrances. I walked toward it with Jacqueline, being satisfied that Leroux was following us; entered about twenty-live yards before him, and ascended to the elevator, getting off, however, on the floor above that on which the offices were. I was satisfied that Leroux would follow me a minute later, under the Impression that we had gone to Car bon's office, and so, after waiting a minute or two, I took Jacqueline down In another elevator, and we escaped through the front entrance and jumped into a taxicab. I was satisfied that I had thrown Leroux off the scent, but I took the precaution to stop at a gunsmith's shop and purchase a pair of automatic pistols and a hundred cartridges. But I was very uneasy until we found ourselves in the train. At last everything was accomplished our bag gage upon the scuts beside us and our berths secured. And then, at the very moment when the wheels began to re volve, Leroux stepped down from a neighboring train. As he passed our window he espied us. He started and glared, and then he came racing back toward us, shaking his fists and yelling vile expletives. ns tried to swing himself aboard in his fury, despite the fact that the doors won nil shut. A porter pushed him back, and the last I saw of him ne was still pursuing us, screaming with rage. I knew that he would follow on the next train, reaching Quebec about five the following afternoon. That gave us five hours' grace. I turned toward Jacqueline, fearful that she had recognized the man and realized the situation. But she was smiling happily at my side, and I was confident then that, by virtue of that same mental inhibition, she had nei ther seen nor heard the fellow. New York was slipping away. All my old life was slipping awav like this and evil foI?owing U3. I slipped one of the automatics out of my suit , cane Into my pocket and iwore that I i River I opened one of the newspapers that I had bought at the station book stand, dreading to find in flaring let ters the headlines announcing the dis covery of the body. I found the announcement but in small type. The murder was ascribed to a gang battle the man could not be identified, and apparently both police and public considered the affair mere ly one of those daily slayings that occur in that city. Another newspaper devoted about the same amount of space to the ac count, but it published a photograph tf the dead man, taken in the alley, where, it appeared, the reporter had viewed the body before it had been removed. The photograph looked hor ribly lifelike. I cut it out and placed it in my pocketbook. I turned toward Jacqueline. She was asleep at my side and her head dropped on my shoulder. We sat thus all the afternoon, while the city dis appeared behind us, and we passed through Connecticut and approached the Vermont hills. Then we had a gay little supper in the dining car. Afterward I walked to the car entrance and flung the bro ken dog collar away across the fields. That was the last link that bound us to the past CHAPTER V. M. Le Cure. The very obvious decision at which I arrived after a night of cogitation in my berth was that Jacqueline was to pass as my sister. I explained my plan to her at breakfast. "You see, Jacqueline," I explained, "it will look strange our traveling to gether, unless some close relationship is supposed to exist between us. It might subject you to embarrassment so I shall call you my sister. Miss Hewlett, and yon will call me your brother Paul." And I handed her my visiting card, because she had never heard my surname before. "I shall be glad to think of you as ray brother Paul," she answered, look ing at the card. She held it in her lOIKG Scaring and Smiling With Cool Ef frontery. right hand, and it was not until the middle of the meal that the left hand came into view. Then I discovered that she had taken off her wedding ring. At last the St. Lawrence appeared, covered with drifting floes ; the Isle of Orleans, with the Falls of Montmo rency behind it ; the ascending heights which slope up to the Chateau Frwn tenac, the fort-crowned citadel, the long parapet brjstling with guns. Then, after the ferry had trans ferred us from Levis, we stood in Lower Quebec. We had hardly gone on board the ferry boat when an incident occurred that greatly disturbed me. A slightly built, well-dressed man, with a small, upturned mustache and a face of notable pallor, passed and repassed us several times, staring and smiling with cool effrontery at both of us. I was a good deal troubled by this but before I had decided to address the fellow we landed, and a sleigh wept us up the hill toward the chateau to the tune of jingling bells. "This is Quebec, Jacqueline," I said. I thought that she remembered un willingly but she said nothing. We secured adjacent rooms jrt the Chateau, and leaving Jacqueline to unpack her things, and under instruc tions not to leave her room, and prom ising to return as soon as possible, I started out at once to find Maclav'fl Robitaille's. & This proved u tak of no gieat diffi culty. It was a tittle sho& where leather goods were sol??, situated on St. Joseph street. A young man with a dark, clean-shaven face was behind the counter. He came forward courte ously as I approached. "Do you remember," I asked, "sell ing a collar to young lady recently no, some long time ago a dog collar. I mean? This was the plate." Then 1 remembered a name Leroux had used and flung it out at random. "I think it was for a Mile. Duchaine," I added. The shot went home. "Ah, monsieur. I remember perfect ly," answered the proprietor, "both from the unusual nature of the collar and from the fact that there was some difficulty in delivering it. There was no post office nearer the seigniory than St. Boniface, where it lay unclaimed for a long time. I think mademoiselle had forgotten all about the order. Or perhaps the dog had died !" "Where is this seigniory?" "The seigniory of M. Charles Du chaine?" he answered, looking curi ously at me. "It is the oldest of the seigniories," he continued. "In fact, it has never passed out of the hands of the descendants of the original owners, because it is almost uninhabitable In winter, except by Indians." "How would one reach the chateau?" "In summer," he replied, "one might ascend the Riviere d'Or in a canoe for half the distance, until one reached the mountains, and then " He shrugged his shoulders. "I do not know. Possibly one would inquire of the first trapper who passed in au tumn. In winter one would fly "You see, M. Duchaine is a hermit,"' he continued. "Once, so my father used to say, he was one of the gayest young men in Quebec. But he became involved in the troubles of 1867 and then his wife died, and so he withdrew there with the little mademoiselle what was her name? "Eh bien, it makes no difference, bt cause, since she left the convent of the Ursulines here in Quebec, where she was educated, her father keeps her at the chateau, and you are not likely to set eyes on M. Charles Duchaine's daughter." A sudden stoppage in his flow of words, an almost guilty look upon his face, as a new figure entered the little shop, directed my attention toward the stranger. He was an old man of medium slse. very muscularly built, stout, and with enormous shoulders. He wore a priest's soutane, but he did not look like a priest he looked like a man's head on a bull's body. His smooth face was tanned to the color of an Indian's his bright blue eyes, almost concealed by their drooping, wrinkled lids, were piercing in their scrutiny. "Bo'jour, Pere Antoine," said the shopkeeper deferentially, fixing his eyes rather timidly upon the old priest's face. "Eh bien, who is this with whom thou gossipest concerning the daugh ter of M. Duchaine?" inquired Father Antoine, looking at me keenly. "Only a customer a stranger, mon sieur," answered the proprietor, rub bing his hands together. "You talk too much," said Pere An toine roughly. "Now, monsieur," he said, addressing me in fair English, "what is the nature of your business that it can possibly concern either M. Duchaine or his daughter? Perhaps I can inform you, since he is one of ray parishioners." "My conversation was not with you, Monsieur le Cure," I answered shortly and left the shop. I had not gone three paces from the door, however, when the priest, com ing up behind me, placed a huge hand upon my shoulder and swung me round without the least apparent ef fort. "I do not know what your busines? is, monsieur," he said, "but if it were an honest one you would state it to me. If you wish to see M. Duchaine I am best quailed to assist you to do so, since I visit his chateau twice each year to carry the consolations of re ligion to him and his people. But If your business is not honest it will fail. End it, then, and return to your own country." "I do not intend to discuss my busi ness with you, monsieur," I answered angrily. He let me go and stood eyeing me with his keen gtfze. I jumped on a passing car, but, looking back, I savs him striding along behind it. He seemed to walk as quickly as the cat went through the crowded street, and with no effort. I found Jacqueline in her room, look ing over her purchases, and took her down to dinner. And here I had another disconcert ing experience, for hardly were we seated when the inquisitive stranger whom I had seen at the ferry came into the dining room, and after a care ful survey which ended as his eyes fell on us, he took his seat at an adja cent table. Hewlett makes arrange ments to take Jacqueline to her home and sets in motion a new chain of events. (TO BE CONTINUED.) Beginning of Auto Craze. In September, 1895, there were on file in Washington more than 500 ap plications for patents on automobiles Three hundred different types of motor vehicles had been built or were in process of construction at that date. Uncle Eben. "De man dat's makin' life a little happier for some one elsp cni,i tt i Eben, is doin' a heap mo' dan do i folks dat measures success by wearia' fine clothes and actin' bossy." IMPROVED UNIFORM INTERNATIONAL SIEWSOIOOL Lesson (By REV. P. B. FITZWATER, D. D., Teacher of English Bible in the Moody Bible Institute of Chicago.) (Copyright. 1919, Western Newspaper Union) LESSON FOR AUGUST 3 CHRISTIAN WORSHIP. LESSON TEXTS Rev. 7:9-12; John 4:1 10, 19-24; Mat. 6:5, 6; Heb. 10:19-25. GOLDEN TEXT God is a spirit, and they that worship him must worship him Is spirit and in truth. John 4:24. ADDITIONAL, MATERIAL Mat. 4:10; Psalms 84 and 122. PRIMARY TOPIC-Children praising God (Mat. 21:15, 16). JUNIOR TOPIC Worship In God's house (Luke 2:41-50). INTERMEDIATE TOPIC Why wor ship and how. SENIOR AND ADULT TOPIC The na ture and value of true worship. I. What Is Worship? (Rev. 7:12). It is the attitude of the soul toward God, which recognizes him as the Su preme Being of the universe and be nevolently inclined toward his crea tures. It is the outgoing of the af fections toward him and the ascrip tion of praise and adoration to him as the one from whom all blessings come, the one to whom all glory and honor should be given, the one who is all-wise and powerful. II. Whom to Worship (Rev. 7:10-12). 1. God (vv. 11, 12, cf. Matt. 4:10). Since in him we live, move and have our being (Acts 17:28), and from him every good and perfect gift cometh (James 1:17), we should worship and adore him. 2. Jesus Christ the Lamb (v. 10). We should worship him because he is God and because he, in the incarna tion, linked himself with humanity and on the cross made an atonement for us and is now our high priest, through whom we have access to God (Heb. 10:21). Ml. Qualifications for Acceptabls Worship (John 4:1-10, 19-24). This is a fine example of personal evangelism. Christ "must needs go through Samaria" to find this poor, sinful woman. He skilfully disclosed his Identity to her. He knew the deep need of her soul, even the inward un rest which was hers while practicing sin. He made the point of contact by that which was uppermost in her mind, namely, water, and passed from the water of earthly to the water of ev erlasting life which was in himself (v. 10). In order to worship God accepta bly there must be 1. Knowledge of Christ (v. 10). Must know him as a prophet from God (v. 19) the one sent of God (Acts 7:37, cf. Deut. 18 :15) to make known to lost men the way to God. Must know him as the Messiah the one nnointed of God to save lost men (John 4:42). 2. A new nature (vv. 23. 24). Only the regenerated can worship God in spirit. Jesus declared "that which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the spirit is spirit" (John 3:G). "Except a man be born from above, he cannot see the king dom of God" (John 3:3). The natural man has not the capacity to "see" God, therefore he cannot worship him. God is spirit, therefore only the one whose spirit has iieen quickened can enter into fellowship with him in wor ship. 3. A sanctified life (Heb. 10:22). The life is sanctified by the Spirit I Peter 1 :2) ; through obedience to the Word of God (John 17:17). 4. Faith in God (Heb. 11:0, cf. 10: 22). Pretended worship without vital ized faith is an abomination to God. 5:' Men of every nation and kindred (Rev. 7:9). God is the God of all na tions. IV. Where to Worship. 1. In secret (Matt. 6:5, G). The soul shut up with God, with the world and its cares shut out, really, worships. Ev ery Christian ought to have a secret chamber. 2. In the assembly (Heb. 10:24, 25). While the private prayer is of first im portance, there is value in joint wor ship with fellow Christians which should not be overlooked. The actions of others are helpful in conducing a frame of mind for worship. 3. Everywhere (John 4:20-24). God is the Omnipresent Spirit, therefore wherever there is a person whose na ture is spiritual he can worship. Chris tianity, is unlike every other religion in that without ritual or temple the individual may worship God anywhere. John as truly worshiped God in Pat mos as in the assembly at Ephesus, or Paul in the Roman prison as well as with the beloved saints at Philippi. To Those Who Seek. It profits little to know Christ him self after the flesh; but he gives his spirit to good men that searcheth the deep things of God. John Smith. How Can One Forget? God living in us, and with us, and under us ! How then can a man forget God? The True Christian. He that can apprehend and consider vice with all her baits and seeming pleasure.,, an3 yet abstain, and yef distinguish, and yet prefer that which is truly better, he is the true wayfar ing Christian. John Milton. Finds More of God. The deeper one digs in nature the more of God he finds. Beauty Made by God. How much more beauty God has made than human eyes can see. NEW VERSION O SPORTS STY fl 'r Just what will happen next to sports clothes is a fascinating subject for speculation. The new weaves in silk have intrigued them into beautiful ex travagances, and other unusual fabrics have lent them originality. All sorts of materials, from leather to cricket flannel, with a company of sturdy woolens forming their main depend ence, invite designers to become inde pendent. Cleverness is at a premium, nolhing is considered erratic and there are sports clothes and sports clothes; some of them for actual sports wear and some of them merely versions of sport styles. For actual sports wear, coats and skirts of wool, or heavy cotton, are plain and cut on boyish lines. Skirts wide enough and patch pockets big enough are their sensible outstanding features. The sweater and sweater coat, in greater variety than ever, re appear, entitled to more service stripes than any other garment. One of the new, short slip-on models occu pies the center in the group of three sports costumes pictured here. This is a very popular model and is made For Youthful Wearers It takes considerable discrimination to choose suits for girls who are not quite grown up or for those who are grown, but still in their teens. It is not half so simple a matter as it seems, to express youth by varying the cut and finish of garments just enough to take them out of the young woman class and place them in the young girl company. Generally, in suits, this is accomplished" by making coats vague as to fit and simple as to line and by following current fashions, as becomes youth, at a distance. The two suits presented in the picture are examples of good designing to meet the needs of the miss from fourteen to nineteen, and they are recommend ed for young women who affect youth ful styles, providing their figures are girlish enough to suit these models. Jersey cloth, serge, duvetyn or any of the standard suitings will make the smart suit shown at the left of the picture successfully, but the firmer weaves appear to be the best choice for misses' suits. This one is of beige colored serge trimmed with rows of narrow silk raid to match and insets of navy blue taffeta. The skirt is no ticeably wHer than those in vogue for older women and is gathered in at the waistline. Five short bands of braid in rows at each side simulate pockets. The coat in this suit hangs, from the shoulders in lines thai are straight F EQ V in many gay and brilliant colors. At the left of the picture a vrry handsome suit reveals a plaited skirt of silk In which a plain satin stri; and a crepe stripe alternate, the satin stripe in white and the other In light gieen. The jacket, of white taffeta, has a quilted pattern on the collar and cuffs, and forming a border at the bot tom, having the Pitching done in green silk thread. Stitching covers the nar row belt and defines the pocket, prov ing a very original and beautiful em bellishment. Roshanara crepe makes the unusual dress at the right of the picture. It has a straight panel at the back but achieves the effect of a loose cut-away coat at the front, with flaring sleeves that are split up the back. Crei? georgette is used In facings that ex tend beyond the edges of the sleeves and coat drapery. It took audacity to add a sash of the same material as the dress, to this design, but it Is here and vindicates its presence by finish ing perfectly a smart and comfortable sports dress. at the front and a little flaring at th sides and back. In this particula suit a deep cape collar replaces th small turnover that is so youthful worn with a tie of silk, for the younp er. girls. But a smaller collar woul not admit an Inlay of taffeta such a finishes this one. The braid on the sleeves is put on in rows but not in straight lines and a curved inset of taffeta is placed above it. The sleeve are especially good. Dark blue serge makes the chic suit with bloused coat, at the right of the picture. Narrow braid in two rows finishes the collar, the sleeved and the skirt of the blouse. Silk cord and round buttons account for the fas tening in the best way and form a fin ish for the close-fitting sleeves'. Tht collar in this suit is the style best liked for girls. 3e Satin Floor Cushion. Pig floor and divan cushions are cov ered with colored satin, in a tone to match the room furnishings, and are finished with double ruches of the fab ric. Two colors are used, one on on? side, the other on the other side of th" I cushion, and the double ruche shows ! both colors. 7